previous next


The great Billiard Player.

--Mons. Berger gave an exhibition, in Detroit, last Wednesday evening. The first part of the performance consisted of a three ball game of one hundred points between Berger and Seereiter, which the former won by nearly seventy points. His best run was twenty-six caroms, and next best thirteen. Secreiter made one run of ten. The latter played at great disadvantage, not being accustomed to the table, which was smaller, and four inches lower than those generally made use of by him. The feature of the evening was the ‘"difficult problems"’ of Berger himself. Sometimes his balls mounted the tops of the cushions, rolling off at the proper time to carom, again traveling half the length of the table, then turning suddenly, returning faster than they went. It was to have been followed by a foot ball game, 500 points. The curious people of Detroit were greatly pleased.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Visualize the most frequently mentioned Pleiades ancient places in this text.

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Berger (3)
Player (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: