Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 28, 1889, Part II, Page 16, Image 16
10 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNfiAf APllIL 28 , 18SO.-STXTEEK PAGES. PAGES.RECORD Unmistakable Bargains and Colossal Reductions * in Prices. We realize the fact that hundreds of families of Omaha and vicinity , are about to commence house-cleaning , we are determined to get the bulk of this trade , without regard to what sacrifice we must make. We therefore place on sale , tomorrow morning , the following goods , at such prices as will be a stunner to our would be competitors. mn 83 Chamber Suits . $14.00 , worth $25.00 < ! & 621 & Double ti32 Mkig Mattresses z&9&SBE3iK 81.00 , worth $ 4.00 81 Extension Tublos 8 4.00 , worth 3 8.00 97 Bed Lounges . O.CO , worth 18.00 450 Double Springs . 1.75 , worth 4.00 20 Antique Plor Extension Tables 6.00 , worth 12.CO Parlor Suits . 29.50 , worth 45.00 0.60 , worth . 47 487 Double Bedsteads . 1.85 , worth 4.00 65 Baby Carriages 12.50 . . . 73 Plush Rockers 9.60 , worth 18.00 . . 25 Book Cases . 0.00 , worth 12.60 1W Cook Stoves . 9.60 , worth 10.00 39 Ice Chests 6.00 , worth 10.00 . . 125 Extension Tables . . 3.90 , worth 8.00 25 Rolls Matting . 10 , worth .35 10 Gasoline Stoves S.OO , worth 0.00 305 Tables . 1.70 , worth 51.60 40 Rolls Ingrivln Carpets . 8l\\orth .65 101 Oil Paintings 2.00 , worth 4.00 G50 Chairs . 35. worth .Or 10 Rolls Brussels Carpets . CO , worth 1.00 72 Tea Sets 6.00 , worth 10.00 84 Wash Stands . 95 , worth 1.6U 120 Pairs Lace Curtains . 95 , worth 8.00 350 Comforts 00 , worth 1.75 1(5 ( Bureaus . 8.00 , worth 15.00 CO Pairs Portieres . 2.60 , worth 7.00 25 Folding Beds 2o.OO , worth 60.00 ALL OTHER GOODS EQUALLY AS CHEAP. $10 WCXRTH OP GOODS , $1 PEH , WEEK , OS , $4 PEE , MONTH. $75 WORTH OP GOODS , $2.50 PER WEEK OR $1O PER MONTH. $25 WORTH OP GOODS , $1.50 PEE , WEEK , OR $6 PER MONTH. $1OO WORTH OP GOODS , $3 PER WEEK , OR $12 PER MONTH. $50 WORTH OP GOODS , $2 PEE , WEEK , OS , $8 KEB MONTH. $20O WORTH OP GOODS , $5 PER WEEK , OR $2O PER MONT H Everybody can. buy whether they have the ready cash or not. All goods sold on time payments without extra charge or interest. No security or guaranty required. Call at once to avoid the rush. No trouble to show goods. Parties wishing to purchase entire outfits given special rates. Every body wanted to inspect our goods , terms and prices. Goods sold in Council Bluffs , South Om.aha , Fort Omaha and Florence. Silver tea spoons given away with each purchase of $10 and over. i CHEAPEST FURNITURE AND HOUSE FURNISHING HOUSE IN AMERICA , 613-615 NORTH SIXTEENTH STREET BETWEEN CALIFORNIA AND WEBSTER STREETS , A DAY'S ' MAGNIFICENT SPORT , A Beautiful Day , Plenty of Game , and a Great Bag. CHASING THE ERRATIC SNIPE. Gossip of the Bnso Ball fc'lolil Doings of thu Bykci-fl Io r , Trn\ > and Gun Diamond Flashes Sport ing Notes. Snipe Shooting. The "jacks" are hero atjlast in great num- Ders , and wherever suitable feeding grounds are to bo found there is no question about the shooting. The writer and Mr. W. G. Ingram spent a day last week on tno famous grounds about Honeycrcok lake , fourteen or fifteen miles north ol the Hlutfa. However , before at tempting a depiction of the pleasures of this day's outing , let me indulge in a word or two about this morceau of all feathered gamo. The English snipe. Gallinago Wtlsonil , or oa ho Is familiarly kncwn , the "Jack" in the esteem of a majority ot sportsmen in the choicest game bird that Hies , not oven ex cepting that favored delicacy of the epicure , the woodcock. Mnuy think the latter. In so far as its in comparable edible qualities are concerned , is a delusion and a myth , and that It is ac corded such universal preference on account i of the endorsement of alleged gastronomes and tno rarity of tno bird. Not ono coolc in n thousand knows an } thing about serving $ woodcock , and the bird is apt to como upon the table in as unualatablo a slmpo as It is possible to imagine of anything so delicate end delicious. Hut to go back to the snipe. . Avnunt with your woodcock , your canvasback - back or ntiuill Could a daintier or moro Irres istible dish bo conjured up than these succu lent little denizens of marsh and meadow af ford , especially at this season of the year. Take a bukur'h do'cn , have them neatly dressed , split them open on the back , and with a lump of spring butter and plenty of salt and pepper for each bird , lay them in a dripping pan about two-thirds full of water , then place them in the hot oven , und while in process of baking , repeatedly baste , and when they are thoroughly done through and nlco and brown , I'll venture to say you will find them the most Uuclousdtah you ever sat down to. About Honoj'creok lulto Is a c.ipltal snipe country. .Int > t south of the little clipso of water Is a long-stretch of low-lylntr. boggy mctulowiond woodland that will afford us good shooting as any of ( ho celebrated grounds ulnnu the Kunlmkeo. The soil U of the richest black loam , broken up uud frac tured out of symmetry by conical tustocks or "nigger-heads , " with cither brackish ucols or reaches of dead buffalo grass lying between. Peeping fiom those now Is the tender green of the dandelion and the lily , whllo hero and there at o clumps of swump maples , willow , llliputlan cane and pucker- brush , making a favorite feeding place for the birds The 'Macks" usually arrive hero hi their greatest flight during the first warm and genial days ot the latter pint of March. However , I Imvo known them to put in an ap pearance in onon winters as early as the 20th of February , but In small numbers , restless In deportment and lying to neither dog nor pinn. pinn.Tim shooting Is now at Its height and In- gram and I had a glorious day of itVe bagged forty-one in four hutirs' shooting and without the services of a retriever at that. For ono I do not deem a dog of much advan tage In snipe shootlnc , save for recovering dead bir\ , for a dead si.ipo U about as hard to tliid as tbo proverbial needle in a liny- ituclr. The snipe when present , nro easily walked up , and afford Just as free shooting as when located aud limbed by a trained cu- ulne. ulne.H H wa a lovely day , port nhl Hilly there ' ' ] s In smmYplate , tin ; 0 tor til -j | muliiK room girl * for llentrlciunj , , , - lir. ( nurse KtrU ; kitchen girls ; U ) fur ventral uouso work , . Mis. U H , UW H. Hth. ' and mosses , over lichcncd lops , through thickets of yellow tendnllcd willows , red- dyed maple sprigs and creeping vines. The landscape , too , was all aflutter and full of animation. A soft , wandering breeze swayed the nakedreeus ; the robin sant : his blithesome roundelay from the topmost twig of yon cot tonwool ! : the blackbird , rufus Headed and scarlet winged , chirped petulantly from this copse and that ; a couple of Jays scolded us from a near clump of willow : thocrowcawed m the distant grove ; the hawk winnowed his graceful slmpo for above the azure waters , and the garter snake , with provident speed , made his sinuous way into the crypts of dead flacs from under our rubber boots the whole scene bewildering the eye and revivi fying the fancy. It will bo berne in mind that wo did not know whether the snipe had come in here or not. Pat Collins said ho thought they had , and i felt certain that they were there from the extremely favorable meteorological con ditions existing the gentle rain of the morning , the frost-freed ground , the starting grasses , the warm , mellow sunshine and soft south breezes. Nobody knows when the snipe come. No body ever saw them conic , or leave either , for that matter. They are as mysterious and silent in their arrival and departure ns dis embodied spirits. They evidently migrate by night , riding in on the lirst warm wave from the south after the earliest spring rains have accomplished their mission with the frost in the earth. You may visit the snipe grounds to-day , and beat them up and clown , and across and back again , until your leers wear out , and never ] umi > u single Jack or hear a single "skoap , " the inevitable plaint of the startled snipe. But to-moarow you go asrain and you Jindtho meadow full of them. Hut if the temperature is not Just richt thev are to bo found only in isolated bunches of four and flve. They nro then un easy in their habits and llnsh way out of gunshot - shot , the first "sheap" some times being the admonition for every Jack in the Held to rise. Under such conditions they are up HUe a white and brown streak ; their notes are sharp and spiteful , and off they go , Hying low at first , but gradually ascending until they are but mobqultoes against the over arching background of blue. Hero I have known them to lly for hours in the most ir regular peregrinations , making great curvi- forms in their arciiil diversions , now shootIng - Ing oft out of the range of vision , but tinex- iiccteclly making their appearance again and immediately overhead , as If dropped from the upper spaces , so erratic and bewildering nre their movements. At irrogur.il intervals during this night , that dcstinct but far. sounding guttonil whir , that tremulous "hoo-oooo oo" breaks upon the ear , and which weird Round is inudo now und then by the bird beating Its sides with incou- cflivnbla rapidity with its wings during Its curveting in the ufr. There is no tolliinr what a snipe may do ; his little head is full of eeeentnu notions. i\ml ho may drop down within a few feet of yon , tilting duillshly buck in the reeds with the noisclessness of a sprite , or continue his ictlculatcd antics in the air until he becomes the veriest speck in the sky , and thrn vanishes for good. At other times you tlnd ' . .humny \ and sluggish ) lying like trail , In fact almost compelling you to lilck them up from their wallow in the warm mud. This Is the on so when the weather is sultry and redolent with the spring-favor , developing thus suddenly after a gradual moderation .of weeks , during which the struggling sunshine and dri//lng ! rains together have extracted the frost from the ground and rendered "boring" good for the lilrds the moment their atci.dor leira settle - tlo down. Their lonp Journey , although they make frequent ImlM for rest , from the south has weaned and made thuin hungry , and they not to woik piostoraclously on their arnvul and gormandize themselves ou the larvx and angla wcrmt ) , with which good feeding ( 'ro.inds most abound , Into an indolence und Indifference that hardly ever fails to result In tbo bird's woo and the gun- net's profit. Thylr slow Mlp-llnp up from the grans and reeds mr.lces bhootfng no trick at all , mul under such conditions enormous bags arc often mode. For the dUtanco of tx quarter of a rnllo Billy nod'l tramp rlhrough tha choicest of ' , and /VJKMK / JTWt _ froutj prices ; ft ? n , ( HUU . . . . . . . . tuatudttud comfoitably turulvhod. Ii4 N. tU eb iJU-Js * vegetable debris at my very feet , ono of the little tnwny beauties , sounding his warning note , darted , his graceful shape glancing white ami russet in the bright sunlight , m his hurried effort to got out of the way of the advancing behemoth. But it was no go ; I was quickly onto him despite his frantic evolutions , and at the crack of my gun ho dove headlong into the mud. The loud report , breaking in BO harshly upon the delightful melody of wind and bird and frog , startca up at least a. dozen more , in front , on both sides , and even behind mo , none moro than twenty yards awav , but in tno flurry of the moment I lost my head , and made a clean miss of a line quartering shot. Inpram too got in both barrels , out It might have been a flock of barn doors so tar as ho was concerned , ho couldn't have touched them any way. Any man who wants to go hunting squirrels with a sword , hasn't got any business in a snipe grounds. Wo strode on now , all excitement , and I was in the very act of picking up my dead Jack , when "skeap , " so close that for n second I thought it was the dead ono , but quickly saw the little fat rascal shooting away to my right , and bo got it , just as ho loft off his zigzagging , and plunged stone dead amidst u wisp of cat briers. I was quickly after him , and on route , knocked dowu another , and made my second miss , at least seven or eight birds flushing In the fifty yards distance separating the two dead. I now cooled down and toolc things easy , and If it hadn't been for Billy's constant fusi- lade would have done good work. The birds were there and all 1 had to do was to go about it in a business like way and kill them. Shortly I reached a shallow sluiceway , full of young splatter-dock and tender grasses and bordered with low alderswhich bisected the marsh. Halting a moment I stooped ana examined the black soil at my feet , and dis covered hero and there and all around whcro the birds had been probing with their sensi tive bills for worms and larvc. : As the walking was less obstructed along this oozy rivulet , I made up my mind to give the tus- socked pralrio a rest and beat down the stream. And well was I repaid , for every moment or so a bird arose and their startled signals , Interrupted with brief cessations be tween by the sharp crack of my Lovefor , were constantly Bounding on the air. By this time the rays of the sun were slanting over the rim of the western bluffs , and notwithstanding the uninterrupted sport , I was nearly fagged , and with u well filled bag dragged my ponderous feet from out the boggy field , and told Ingrum It was time to start homo. As the result of his work Billy ex hibited a yellow headed Ijluck bird , two Jay birds and a crow. Ho said the snipe were too little , and ho wouldn't in on key with them. Magnificent sport Is sniping in the spring , during the passage of the birds to the rumotu places of inodillcution in the far north , No sportsman will gainsav ; but that itoughtto bo prohibited by law , too , none ought to deny. The birds tryst and mate during their sojourn here , and by the last of the second week m April In this particular latitude , the ovary contains the fully formed egirs. In the , course of time this spring destruction must toll upou them , and 1 expect to sco tno day when such u thing as u Jacksnipe will bo unknown in this region , unless opportune legislation Intervenes and given the birds u cnunco to' insreaso and recuperate. SANIIT Gmawoi.u. THE SKCOM ) IMOIIW K/VCE. Fair prospctH for Another Grnntl Hue-- CL'88. To-morrow afternoon at 9 o'clock tno six- hour six-day ladles' bicycle chase begins at the Coliseum. Miss Williams , owing to un satisfactory nevvs from Miss Stanley has at last determined to bo among the starters , and is already buckeu an u sure winner. However , there is many a slip twixt the Up ami the dipper , Beauty Baldwin , Jesse Woods und Jesse Oakcs have profited by their past month's work and nrc riding better than over , and it may bo that ono of these three will bo able to rob Miss Williams of her lourols. Oakos'rodo a great race in Chicago , and covered consider ably moro miles than the local celebrity , while Baldwin , Morgan says , ls going with lie swiftness of proverbial greased lightning. It Is hinted that there 1st o bo an tin- ui or two , and the chances are that no in , ihBlwIH bt'spured to beat Miss William v"ttbout the success of the ruco there li no posslblo danger. Everybody seems inter- 'estcd and thorp is a strong likelihood that the enthusiastic scenes , the flowers and mn- siu and wild excitement of three weeks ago arc to bo witnessed a second time at this popalar resort. _ Information Tor the Bykers. Tom Eck and his lady bicyclists are booked for a six days' race in Mi nneapolls WCCK after next. George Harrison , the English byltor , talks of opening a repair shop here. Wilbcr Knapp and Dave Bennett have boon gathering in the shekels at the Hot Springs wheel and foot races. The racing rules of the L. A. W. have been amended so that hereafter safety bicycle racers will not be allowed in ordinary bicycle races. Safety blcyelq races will bo limited to machines whoso driving wheels do not exceed thirty-two inches in diameter. The national championships now are half. ono , two , three and twenty miles , ordinary ; one , three , and five miles safety , and two , two and live miles tricycle. It Will Coino "in Time. It wont bo any great length of time before ball players will bo contracted for by the year instead of the season. Manager Seleo is of the opinion that such legislation would bo both wise and economical , as then mana gers would have control over their men both in and out of season , and they could not bo hired for trips abroad. It wouldn't bo a bad Idea , either , to arrange so that the players would draw their money in monthly instal ments throughout the year. This would do away with the Jeonardy of advancing money , and bo many a penny saved by that class who don't know how to take care of their money when they got it. Gymnasium Records. The following scores wcro made in tbo Y M. C. A ! gymnasium last night. High Jump H. HobbinsD feet and 7 inches. E. B. Young , 5 feet and 0 inches , M. A Grant , 5 feet and 2 inches. Diving for Distance Harry McCormick , 12 foot and it inches , George Lawrence , 11 feet and S inches , H. Y. Cook , 11 feet and It Inches. Diving for Holght- . Y. Cook , 0 feet , G. Lawrence , 5 feet and U inches , Harry Me- Cormick , 5 feet ( I inches. Three Broad Jumps J. E. Zimmerman 28 feet 8 inches , E. B. Young , 2S feet 1 Inch , U. UobbinR 28 feet. High Kick E. B. Young , 8 feet C Inches. GeQruo Green sumo , J. H.Nichols , 8 foot 3 Inches. Prom the Diamond. What will wo do with the Milwaukee * ) Canavan Is finding the ball quite handily. Carroll , an old-timo Omaha ball player , is captaining the St. Paul * . Charllo Lord's ' St. Joe team will not bo hero until May 21. The boys are panting for them. HuiT Is Milwaukee's star couchor. So much for his brief career with the St. Louis Browns , Captain Jack Crooks is playing ns good n second as uny man in the country. His championship rosord so far is a great ono. Cleveland Is playing third in great style. His pickups and side catohos ara of the phe nomenal kind , and ho is rapidly becoming solid with the crowd The Gate City ball team Is composed of Daniels , captain and second ; Salisbury , first : Sawyer , third ; O'Toolo.s-short ; Smith and O'Toole , pitchers ; Beaten Jnnd Newman , catchers , and Conrad , Wldener und Koch In Iho field. Umpire Sandy MuDcrmott Is evidently made out of the right kind of in.iterlal for the position he Is tilling , When he speaks tea a recalcitrant player ho means business , and will have no "hack talk. " Hu says hu will never line a pluver without giving him ample warning , and then if it has to tome , It will IK ) in u hard. His umpirinir hero so far has been of the exceptional kind. A game of base ball is never out until the last man has been retired. This uncertainty is the cliluf charm of the great national pas time. Jt looks bad to see n team , when ho- hind , begin packing their bats during the last Inning. It is u sign of capitulation , that U , that they have given up. Muny u yam a in hammered out in thu lust Inning , and It Is Just Mich work that sets the audience wild , .Milwaukee has one of the finest base ball parks in the country. It lias been fitted up recentJy at q cost of § 20,000. The club is backed by Mr. Harry Quinn , u very wealthy gentleman , who is ready to put his club in the best company possible. While no appli cation for admission has over been made , it can be set down as a sure thing that Milwau kee is a standing applicant for the first va cancy la the American association. What a cracking strong ball team could bo organized out of the old Northwestern league players now engaged in association und leacuo clubs. For catchers there would bo Baldwin , of the Cincinnatis. and Ganzel , of the Bostons ; pitchers , Clarkson , of the Bostons ; Seward , of the Athletics , and Ca- ruthcrs , of the Urooklyns ; tlrst base. Foutz. of the Brooklyns ; second base , Robinson , of St. Louis Browns ; third base , Whitney , of the New Yorks ; short stop , Jim Davis , of the Kansas Citys ; center Held , Curt Welch , of the Athletics ; right field , Darby O'Brien , of the Brooklyns. This team would hold its own in any company , being very strong in fielding , batting and buso running. Home Schedule. For the convenience of base ball patrons full schedule for the homo grounds will bo again found below : Milwaukee , April ! 10 , May 1 and 2. DCS Moines , May 4 , 5 and 7. Sioux City , May 18 , 1 ! ) and 20. St. Joe , May 22 , 23 and 24. Denver , May 23 , 20 and 27. Minneapolis , Juno 10 , 17 and 18. St. Paul , Juno 20 , 2J and 23. Milwaukee , Juno 20 , 27 and 28. DCS Moincs , Juno 29 , 30 and July 1. Sioux City , July 3 , 4 and G. St. .100 , July 0 , 7 and 9. Denver , July 22. 23 and 24. Milwaukee , August 8 , 10 and 11. Minneapolis , August 12 , 1 ! ) and 14. St. Paul , August 1(1. 17 and 18. DCS Moincs , August 20 , 21 and 22. Sioux City , August 2J , 24 and 23. St. Joe , August 23 , 20 and : ! 0. Denver , September 13 , 14 and 15. Sporting There is n probability that amateur rowing will receive an unprecedented boom thin spring. There is talk of reorganizing the Omaha Uowinp club and getting up n re gatta for Lake Mmawa some time in Julv. Next to baseball , rowing is. ono of the most honest and healthful of sports , and acquatios should bo vij-'oiotisly encouraged. The trial flight of homing pigeons which was to have been given by Ed. Kothcry , from Fremont to this city , on Wednesday last , was postponed on account of the high winds. The lllly" will bo made souio day this week. The suit of "Kid" Baker , of North Plutte , against Frank Pauielc-u , to recover the $ VK ) lost in a shooting match luta February , was dismissed by Judge Shields ono day last week , tlitro being no one on hand to prose cute. cute.C. C. W. Budd has issued another chrilicngc to Dr. Carver lor'a 101) ) live bird match. Reports are coining in from all parts of this state am : Dakota of extraordinary good prospects for line chicken shooting this fall. There was a good crop loft over on account of the mild winter , and old timori say that u big crop of iount' birds is Inevitable , The now law. too , will have a most beneficial effect and great sport on the prairies may bo expected for September and October. Qiii'NlloiiH ancl Will you please kindly udviso mo whether there is a La Cross club in your city I Wo have organised in IhU city , mid if there in a team in Omuha wo would bo pleased to ar range a series of gumoH for this summer. F. P. Shoppard. bceretary , Lincoln. Ans. There is no La Cross In this city. A and B are playing double high five. A has six trumps , uce , king , queen , , 7 mid 5 spots. B has four trumps , the Jack , duce , ! J and 0 spots. A leads act > , king and queen , than lays his other trumps on the table with the S spot on Iho bottom , 7 next and ! > on top. B claims thu f > , by ivubou Unit ho could take It with the Jack. A claims not. Which is right I A Header , Omuha. Ans. A had no right to thiowdoun his cards , und if tliu D was on top of com no B could tuko it with his Jack. This , however , of courbo , A did not Intuml , ho merely meant to uliow that hu hud three trumps left und B could not catch his 5 , Where can 1 uet u Orst-clius book on breaking and training bird dogsl Hctiiovor , Gothunbcrg. Ans. Of the I' orsst and Stream publish ing house , New York city. _ . To M. T. X. , South Omaha. Jake Kilrain's right name is John ICillian. We answoicd you so in Sunday's BUB , but the compositor know moro than the writer and made it John Killraln. Jack Dempsey was born in Ire land. In poker dice which counts the highest , the ace or six spot. First Dusli , Farnum street. Ans. The ace always , unless agreed upou before throwing begins. How old is Earlo , the new Cincinnati catcher , and did ho over play in this city. B. B. , city. Ans. Ho is twenty-three years of ago. llo played in this city as a member of a visiting team , but was never u member of an Ouiuhu club. Minneapolis should not be Judged too hard for her work so far. She has some good men in her ranks , and they'll get there bye- and-bye. Pat Tobeau is playing a stunning third for Cleveland. Billy Uurdlck has sprained a tendon iu his pitching arm. Little Willie Mains will pitch for the Apostles to-day. I think you were wrong in your answer to Contestant , of Grand Island , m last Sun day's BEI : . The American rule on position of gun in ; "Tho gun shall bo held below the nrmpit , until the shooter calls ' -pull , " other wises , if challenged , the shot shall bo de clared a "lost bird , " whether hit or missed. Article iv , rule 10 , Spuldiiifr's gun club rules. George Blinco , gun and locksmith , O'Neill , Nob. Ans. Tni : HUE was right. You will find appended a thorough .synopsis of the Ameri can Shooting association's revision and alterations. Will you please answer the following ques tions and oblige a regular subscriber of Tin : DAILY Biif : How many cx-lcagurj players nro now playing in the western association , and to what clubs do they belong ) Ans. Klght. Dohm , Dalrymplo , McClel land , Howe and McQimid , Denver ; Ifawes , St. Paul ; Clarke , Omaha , and Bradley , Sioux City. The advisory board of the American Shoot ing nxsociation has formulated now rules for both inanimate and live bird shooting. In the rnlcn for Inanimate target shooting thu i ofureu's decision in all tournament or ( .weep- stakes .shooting in final , but in other mutters appeals from tlm lefereo'.t ( incision will be decided by the association coutt of appeals. Any contestant iimking an appeal shall notify the rofcrco of his intention at omo : , and ahull hand to him within twenty- four hours written notice of approval ; also solid a copy to association ofilcu within toil days. If uny contestant Is balked or Inter- foricd with , or tlicro is any other similar reason why it euould be done- , the icforco muy ullow another bird. A bird to bo scored "dead bird" must Imvo u pcrccplihlu luuru broken while In the ulr. A dubtcd bird Is not a dead bird. 'No bird nhall tm ictrlovcd for shot inarlc.i , If the blid is broken by the trap the shooter may claim another bird , but If ho shoots the iftsnlt. must bo scored. In single bird ( .hooting the rise shall bo 18 yards for lO-bore guns and 111 yards rise for the 12-boro and Hinuller gauges. In double bird shooting the lisa shall bo 10 .vault for 10-bore guns und U jards for 1'J-boro and smaller guugcs. U the weight of any 12.bore pun except a nmgfuino or repeating gun ex ceed * b poundH the rise shull bo the ftumo as for 10 boies , Magazines ur repeating guns may weigh * pounds 3 ounces without pen- ally , over that weight tno rise shall bo the saino us for 10-boies. No gun of a larger calibre than a 10-uora shall be usca Charge of powder unlimited. Charge of sl.ot I Jf ounces , American Shooting assucia tlon shot measure , blrm-ls off. Any shooter using a larger charge of shot shall forfeit his entrance money and rights In the mutch. If , In the opinion of the mannguinant , With the unanimous consent of thu conte.staiitg. a shooter has not willfully violated thin rule , hi * entrance money shall bo returned to him. The luintor muy hold hi pun n any ijosl- tlon , oxrunt apainM the shoulder , until her r IU "piill. " If the pomtloa of the gun in nut ) Husumcd , the icsultof tha shot , if a dead bird , shall bo declared "no bird ; " if u miss , "lost bird. " The shooter shall bo allowed another bird for any of the following reasons ; For any defect In the gun or load , causing a miss lire ; for unintentional neclect to load his gun ; for unintentional neglect to cock a hammer gun ; for unlntedtionul neglect to properly adjust the safety sliilo on a hammorlcss gun ; nrovided that in single bird shootine , if the shooting is nt traps set in the segment of a citclc , the bird shall bo thrown from an un known trap , to be decided by the indicator ; if from traps sot in a straight line , the bird shall bo thrown from the sumo trap , at a dif ferent angle , and unknown to the r.hootor. m SINGUKAIUTIUS J. M. Ncal of Cnlhotin , Ga. , killed live wild turkeys at one shot. A canary in West Troy has been kept in the sumo room with n parrot so long that it bus learned to ropnut distinctly tin ; wards "pretty poll" and "polly have a cracker. " Charles Sampsel's pet boar at Williams- port , Pa , , swallowed u silver box full of fine- cut the other day and has been spitting to bacco Juice with u saudencd visage over since. Mr Mi'Mackin's boot , which was men- ion cil m a former issue , says tno 141 Varan o ( ( 'ul. ) Whistle , was weighed last week. It weighed 11- pounds and Mr. MucMackin Jays ho fed three horses anu thrco cows with J | for four duys. A Mrs. Kinney of Portsmouth , N. II. , a New Kngl.ind exchange i plates , after being under medical treatment at HUUUofonl , Mo. , for several weeks , illsirorgcd from her stomach ach u light-colored snukc , overtwclvo inches long , which she hud swallowed thrco years ago while drinking water from a brook. A case of home resurrection has coma to light in Nowlmrg , N. Y. A horse died , ap parently , on Thursday , and was burled be- nu.ith a pile of rubbish until un "ciiino | undertaknr"i < otild be summoned toromovo it to the bone factory. On S.iturduy removal was nttcmptcd. A rope was faHtcncd to the animal , und on the first pull It rose to ltd feet and frisked its lull. Now thu equine is seen drawing garbage ou the streets. Charles Chupnmn , a colored railroad la borer , is a kind i > t a " ( Jigger Indian" fol lower in his uppetltu , He hub u love for earth worms , and will devour all thut ho can get. It Is sum thut he will give his week's rations , whenever they uio issued , for a good bait of the dainty worms. Whun ho was a boy und wont fishing with ether boy * , if ho got hulf u rhanco hu would out tin : worms und let them have the flHh. llo bus u queer taste , and \\ould hu u cheap limn to do garden work , if ho would take the worms as pay. Dr. K. I , . Hutlcr ( if Louisville , Ivy , , has a white marking bird thnt is rcmurkublo not only foi IIH rarity , hut for the furl thut It HUeceeiidl In killing u hulf grown nit which ( iiitored its I-UKO the other afternoon. The rat orlilnntly intended to tn.iko a supper of tna bird , hut the latter know a thing or two Itself , and , priuticlng upon the hold intruder , pcckud its i UK out. Having It at this dit > ud- VutituRO , tilt ) bird per Ic rd it to death , anil when the doctor i etui-nod soon after , the dead r.tt was found on thn floor of the rage. Dr. Huth-r says ho believes his to bo the only while mocldrg bird In the country. During a revhal at a nicthodlst church In Orlando , Flu. , the other night quito a sol- emnlj comic incident occurieil. There Is a certain do In town who bus been tuii-ht by his owner to kiii-ol hi the attitude of prayer when commanded by a simp of the owner's fingers. Tim dog followed a ladj and gentle man into the church and iimlhted upon inak- Ing himself ut homo around the altur , to the annoyance of those conducting the mooting. One of the congregation , notlcmi ; the un welcome presence of the cunliie. rene fiom his scut and proceeded to conduct III * dogship to the street. He was making slow progress in his efforts , and when about midway down the center ulfdu chirped and hnappeil hl fin ger * at thounlmal , vJio deliberately turned round , plucod his paw * upon thn end of a pow , und bowed his as If ii , eirucit * prayer , A MasHnclnisottw Kniiuli Arden , Auron Harvey , a sea captuln of Mncliias , Mo. , dopartcd on n voviign In 18110'loavinjr at homo a wife 'tiiul live cJiHiln-n. Ho has just iv.turr.eJ uftor f.vonty-niiio vcarft' wandnrlnp ; In all ] ) arl8 of tbo earth. Ho finds bin t'hildr in grown up and inurrlod und hla wife living with uuuther husband.