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THE LOCAL FIELD OF SPORTS
Record of One of the Equestriennes
Who Appears at the Coliseum.
FACTS ABOUT LINDSAY'S RECORD
Weekly Resume of Local Sporting
Matters The Huso Ball Out
look Diamond Flashed
A Noted Horsewoman.
Miss Jcnnlo Reber , one of the eques
triennes who take part in the race against
the lady bicyclers nt the Coliseum this week ,
is ono of the best known horsewomen in tlo )
country. She is from San Jose , Cal. , bi't was
born In Morrison , 111. She is nineteen years
of ago nnd weighs 118 pounds. She first
| ti began riding In races in the fall of 18g4 , since
Which titno 8ho has ridden throuchout the
| t eouth and west , closing tbo season of 18SS at
tbo Shrevosport , La. , exposition , where she
was awarded a handsome medal and gold
mounted riding whip as the best lady rider
out of thirteen entries. Miss Uober bus
ridden soveiol races against Miss Williams ,
her companion in the present race. Sbo Is
raid to bo the best hurdle rider in the world ,
* nnd has gone a milo over four jumps , with
140 pounds up , in 1:51'f. : fa ho has boon in
arduous practice at the Coliseum for the
week past , and is in a fine condition for a
long ruco. This will bo Miss Uebor's first
race on an Indoor track , nnd the first at
tempt of any lady to ride a six day's race.
Ono hundred mlles is the record for a lady ,
thut of Nolllo Burl to , at Galveston , Tex , She
and Miss Williams both are eager to try thin
long race , and they couldn't have found a
bettor man in the country to pilot them
through , than Marvo Bcardsloy , und if they
obey his Instructions there is llttlo doubt but
What they will got through nil right.
A Hundred Xnrd Dnsli ,
There was a ono hundred yard sprint race
out nt the ball park yesterday morning , that
furnished considerable excitement among
the players. Willis and Nichols got Into a
dispute over tholr individual merits as runners
nors , nnd finally the latter said ho would
run Willis 100 ynids for ? 25 a side. The
banter was immediately accepted , the money
deposited in Cunavan'B lianas and Crooks
chosen as referee. The course was from the
homo plate to center field , and after several
false starts the two men got nway , with the
Kid a trlflo in the load. This ho liclu until
within twenty-five yards of the goal , when
Willis lot himself out and dashed by Nichols ,
winning the race by a yard. Nichols felt a
llttlo sere over the result , and still claims
that ho can boat Willis , but It will bo a cold
day when ho puts up another 125 on such a
venture. Willis covered the hundrad yards
inf seconds. _ _ _ _ _
A. l UOSl KOTIVJ2 Mlhb.
Bamctlitne About Jimmy Ijlndsny't *
It may not bo very generally known , but
Jimmy Lindsay , the local middle-weight
champion , is preparing for a battle with
Danny Nccdham , the redoubtable St. Paul
Jipht-welght. It has not been given out
where or when the fight is to tuko place , but
it Is thoroughly understood thut nil the ar
rangements have been made , nnd Jimmy Is
In go into active training at once. These
men are both firstraters , and the mill will bo
yyortii many n mile's travel to see. Danny
Needhom has won bomo notable battles , Is a
dead game two-handed fighter , und said to
bo by many tbo superior of Blllv Meyers.
Moyeri ! . however , was awarded the fight in
which ho and Danny made , although many
pit } ring Riders claimed tlmt Need limn was the
vlutur. Hut iu speaking of Ncedham , J Immy
Lludbny must not bo overlooked. Ho Is a
remarkably clover man , and will bo able to
KO up ngiilcst any of them in his class. His
first fijmt was with Sam Stevenson , BOIIIO
four years UKO , in a hull on Douglas street.
It lasted twelve rounds aud wait declared a
draw , It ID uoxt appearance within the
tQVnrcd circle was with Sid Clarne , of
Brooklyn , a year npo last summer , on a
sand-bar up the Missouri river. Lindsay
put bis man to sleep in nine rounds , himself
escaping w.ithout a scratch. Following this
came his four-ounce glove fight with Billy
Hennessey in the opera house two years
ago. This was a vicious battle , and although
Hennessey had the best of Lindsay by
twelve pounds , Jimmy succeeded in best
ing him. His next victim was
Prof. Cranston of South Omaha ,
whom ho knocked out with a punch in
exactly four minutes. His last fight was with
California Dotnpsoy in Pat Rowley's now
hall. South Omaha , and which bo won
handily after four rough-and-tumblo rounds.
Lindsay to-day is a better man than ho over
was. Ho keeps himself in fine fettle , carries
no superfluous flesh , and can got into the
pink of condition with but llttlo hard train
ing , and when Mr. Neodham gets through
with him ho will realize that ho has hud a
fight. The mill will attract mnch attention
throughout the whole northwest , and it can
bo depended uoon that Lindsay will make
the effort of his llfo to conquer the St. Paal
"What Crooks Boll eves ,
"It is batting that wins games this sea
son , " said Captain Crooks the other day ,
' and you can bet on that. Our team is
fielding Just as good as the best of them , but
Bomt ) of our most reliable men have lost their
good eye. However , I'm not a bit discour
aged ; wo are in the hunt yet , nnd it won't belong
long before our streak of good luck will
come. St. , Paul's ' game hasn't ' been any bet
ter than ours , or Sioux Cltys , but still they
lire way in the lead , simply because they
liavo had all the luck.
"Why , lust look at it , here's nn instance :
Last Tuesday St. Paul nnd Milwaukee began -
gan n game , and in the second inning , Mil-
waukco knocked out nine runs , and in the
third four more , while St. Paul had suc
ceeded id getting but ono man homo. But
along came a rain storm , and the game was
called. Don't you call that pure luck ! You
see they were certain losers , but Jupiter
Pluvius steps In nnd saves thorn. The next
clay they go out nnd win easily. Oh , I tell
you I am a believer in luck , every time. "
Among l ho Amateur "Wheelmen.
The runs of last Sunday were again aban
doned anoT the old reliable ono to Council
Missouri Valley to day , 8 o'clock sharp. It
is hoped that all the active riders of the club
will bo on this nin. as they ought to swell
the club unlpago , which this month has fallen
nwny behind that of April.
M. L. ithccm has again taken hold and
Joined the autlvo tanks : he will bo seen rid-
ii'g a Victor safety. Hero's hopln1 tlmt ho
will bo seen often on the road with the club.
The hundred milo rldo of Juno 1 ! Is to be an
exclusive O. W. C. affair. All members who
Intend to tuko part will please notify the cap
tain before Thursday evening , so that ho
may have an Idea of how many meals will
have to bo ordered ahead at the vailous stop
ping points , which will bo Glcnwood for
breakfast number two nnd lied Oak for din
ner. It is expected that lied Oak will bo
made by 11 o'clock , where two hours' ' rest
will bo taken. Members should get the Idea
out of their heads that it will partake In any
nature of a scorch , The pace will be about
seven and ouo-hnlf miles an hour.
The L. A. W. has gotten out a very neat
membership ticket for the current year.
People who do not know whether they
would Ilka wheeling or not can tiy for them
selves and see , and ut a slight expense. Ma
chines can bo hired hero now by the hour ,
week , month or neuson. It Is always those
who think they can't muster the "unruly
baste" that have the least trouble In learn
ing , _
Don't swallow too much cold water , when
Don't ride without a brake.
Don't start put with nn empty oil can.
Don't ' cut corners too closely.
Don't start out on a day's ride with only
10 cents In your pocket * .
Dona ride too soon after eating ,
Don't sit on damu grass after ruling ,
Don't stop to thump a road boj ; unless jc.u
have to. , '
Don't act like a rowdy.
Don't scorch on a club run.
Mrsrs , Henry Web tcr , Oscar 1'utidt ,
Charles Tate , tohn H. Hull , Hal Pease nnd
J. W. Schoelply , under the guidance of S. M.
Smith , civil engineer of the Northwestern ,
are casting for bass nt Lake Onawa. Iowa.
The party'which was accompanied by a
number of gentlemen from Missouri Valley ,
loft for the lake Friday evening in a special
car. They will return to-morrow.
The Australia nln Omnhn.
Peter Jackson , the celebrated colored Aus
tralian pugilist , who has recently made such
n great record in Frisco by knocking out all
comers , passed through Omulm Friday mornIng -
Ing en route east. Ho is a tremendous big
follow , and looks as if ho might knock a
house down , let alone a man. Jackson's
views of Hstio sport are In alignment with
bis conduct in tbo ring since he came to this
country. In all his contests it has been evi
dent that his desire was to win without in
flicting unnecessary punishment upon his op
ponent , and to win by n margin just wide
enough to bo decisive. Pugilism ns exempli
fied by Jackson has shown less of the brutal
izing tendencies , and more of the chivalrous
spirit , than thut of nuv fighter , white or
black , thut the history of the P. H. has over
known. Fighting with him is nn art. and ho
has shown in his nctivo work as well as in
his oft expressed views that ho has followed
the fccience into nil its recesses and mastered
Its every detail. In the coming battle be
tween Sullivan and Kllraln , Jackson is in
clined to bollevo that John L. will win.
The Vnltio of Ktiolc Worlc.
"How did it come that Omaha dropped
three straight games on their own grounds
to Sioux City ! " is a question that has been
asked a hundred and ono times since the
disaster. The answer is simply that the
Corn Huskcrs put up the better game ,
Omana's , principal weakness lying in
her hitting. Ihcro is nothing Hhat has
a moro depressing influence on a player's
mind than his inability to hit the ball. Ho
may bo doing indlfTeront Holding , but if ho Is
getting two or three lilts a day , he is in the
best of humor and plays hard all the time.
Lot him field to perfection , however , and
fail to connect with a smash ut the sphere
occasionally , and ho Is sour ana dumpy , and
plays in a sort of perfunctory way. He
thinks the audience believe that ho is not do
ing his share for the team , nnd ho becomes
nervous and excitable , and ho Is then utterly
Incapable of accomplishing what ho most
desires , and in consequence defeat comet to
his team. That was the dlftlculty xvitb the
White Sox , unquestionably in their games
with the corn huskors.
Look at the first St. Joe came. A homer ,
a triple and a single in the first Innlnc. put
the whole team In a fine humor , nnd they
went in and smashed the ball at will , win
ning the iianii ) hands down. You very
rarely hear a player "blow" over a long run
ning catch , or a circus stop of a hot ground
er , or a fine Jump and catch or ony play of
that description , but let him bang out a sin
gle drlvo ut a critical stage In the game nnd
bring In a run or two , or get the ball over
the fence , und ho will loforto it every day
until it becomes a groy-whlskored chestnut.
If the Otnahas had Just hit "a llttlo bit" in
the Sioux City games , the shoo might have
now been on the other foot.
Hni-Bi'H vs. Wheels.
To-morrow afternoon the great six-day
race * , horses vs blcycloa , will commence at
the Coliseum , und the prospects uro exceed
ingly good for a close and interesting strug
gle. A splendid turf track has
been put down in the build
ing , and all arrangements perfected
for u fltio race. Miss Jcnnlo Rober , of San
Jose , and Miss Li/.zio Williams , of Los An
geles , Cul. . have been hero for several days ,
and have been riding hard in the building.
They have twenty first-class horses
on hand' and express the utmost
confidence of winning the race. The
bicycle riders , Beauty Baldwin , Kittle
Hrown , Jesse Wood * and JcsfeO Oakes
have also been here Hoveral days , und liavo
also put In the tlmo in arduous training.
Like the equestriennes , they say they will
win easily. The race is six hours a duy for
Blrdays , for $1,000 a side and the gate ; tbo
horse riders to iciiovo each other every Jiour ,
and the blcyclleiincs every quarter hour.
I'rcsUlcnt SIoCormlck'H Iji.ck.
A postal from W. Q. Albrl ht , wno In
company with "Dick" McCormick , .Toff W.
Bedford , George Ames , Marsh Kcnnard , C.
W. Hudd , E. T. Duke and W. J. anhn , is
enjoying an outmc at Lake Asakis , convoys
the intelligence that they are having a high
old tlmo among the trout , the bass and the
pickerel. The president of the ball club
takes a shot gun out in the boat with him , to
keep off the cannibalistic ocypodlous , which ,
ns an old farmer told him , haunt those
waters up there. The first nibble Dick got
ho wanted to bet Jeff Bedford a stacn of
blues that it was a "threo-sacker. " Finally
the cork went under ana McCormick pulled ,
only to find that his bait was gone , and in
disgust ho exclaimed :
"An error , by George if Tommy Naglo
bad been here , he'd a caught that ! "
Hnrdiii Oliullcnuoo Rondinir.
OMAHA , Nob. , May 25. To the Sporting
Editor of TUE Bun : Please insert the fol
lowing and oblige :
On behalf of Wilbur F. Knopp , whom I
consider the fastest bicycle rider in tbo
world , I hereby challenge Ned Reading , the
soldier , for a 25 , 50 or 100-mile race with the
Denver boy , for $100 to ? COO a side , the race
to como oil at the Coliseum within tbo next
three weeks. Enclosed you will find my
check for WO , w hich I post as nn earnest of
the nbovo defy. JOHN J. HAHDIN.
Klnnhcs From the Diamond.
Denver has signed pitcher Shores.
The Mountaineers this afternoon.
Won't somebody please head of St. Paul.
Last game to-morrow until tbo 10th of
Shut-outs are few and far between this
The mascots this year have all proven
Sioux City has re-signed George Washing
ton Bradley. .
The White Sox leave for Sioux City to
There will be nn immense crowd at the ball
park this afternoon.
Riolly.who couldn't ' hit a balloon last year ,
loads bt. Paul in batting ,
Milwaukee nnd Dos Moines are the "snap' '
clubs of the Western association.
Milwaukee is trying to induce "Lady"
Baldwin to go into buso ball again.
McAloor Is winning golden opinions by his
extraordinary fielding for Cleveland.
Omaha might got Frank Graves , the disen
gaged California catcher , and ho is a No. 1
man , too.
Dan Shannon now heads Louisville's bat
ting list. Ho has been playing great ball for
the Falls City team all spring.
Denver did u vast amount of crowing over
her two victories over Omu.hu , but of late she
"hasn't been savin1 n word , "
Minneapolis now has two tyc-Phlladclphla
pitchers Vlnton and MHctmll. They are
nlso ufter O'Counoll , Omalla's lust year's fit st
Joe Strauss has made four homo runs ,
Cleveland , Crooks , Messot , tJtroo oaoh , and
Cooney and Cauavan two each , ana Walsh
The ' 'Hus-Bcens" are a drug in tbo base
ball market. It is not mhut a player has
dona that pleases an uudiutuin these days ,
but what ho can uud doca do , aud nothing
Cleveland loads In batting for the Omahas ,
with an average of .tUK ) . ' Crooks is a clo o
second , with Cooney third , Canavan fourth ,
Messett fifth uud Strauss , Naglo , Willis ,
Walsn , Clarke uud Andrews in the order
U oil Id ay , Duryca and Earl , tbo Western
association players with the umclnnatls , are
proving themselves the hope of that aggre
gation. They uro nil tlirco hard batters , good
base runners and elegant fielders. Above all
they are ambitious , huid , conscientious
St , Puul has done remarkably well slnco
the opening of the season , aud bids fair to
walk uway with the flag. They won eight
out of the ton games played abroad , and
seven out of the eight played ut homo. They
uro puttlnir up a pretty gnmo ono that can
not bo very well improved upon.
Sioux City is improving in her work every
game , und ho promises to make it exceed
ingly warm for thn St. Pauls. In Cllno ,
Glenu aud Genius they have a irout com
bination of Holders , hitters and base runners ,
and in Burke they have the greatest short
stop in the Western association. I
Sandy McDermott , the umpire , is showing
a determination to eradicate "dirty ball"
that is praiseworthy. Ho claims that llttlo
can bo accomplished by fining u player , but
the effective plan is to rob the team of the
very advantage the player is endeavoring to
secure by turning a trick. Ho is doing this ,
and as u result there is but llttlo "dirty ball"
practiced in games he presides over.
Questions an J Answers.
You said the second recent Sioux City-
Omaha game was ono of the shortest on re
cord , ono hour nnd fifteen minutes. Will
you please inform us which was the shortest
professional game over played 1
P. R. AND JOHN G. , Omaha.
Ans. Between Oihkosh and Milwaukee in
1SS7 ; ono hour and six minutes.
Will you please state in Sun dav's sporting
columns Lottie Stanley's uix-day bicycle
recordl WHKELMAN , City.
Aus. Five hundred and twcnty-flvo and
three-quarters of a milo.
Spotting Editor of Tim BUB : Some time
since 1 saw it stated In Tins BEE that Sulli
van and Kilrain met in the ring once , some
six or seven years ago. Can't you give us
some additional information on this subject ,
as it is seriously doubted by many ?
OLD TIMCII , North Platto.
Ans. Sullivan and Kilrain did meet in the
ring once , but very little prominence has
ever been given the mooting. In fact , it is
difficult to get at the details of the affair.
Thoio has been an evident endeavor in cer
tain quarters to keep from the public the
result of that mooting , but John Mc
Cormick , the best authority on cither .side of
the water , on fights nnd fighters , sends the
following to THE BEE" : "Tom Drohan , a
boxing teacher in Boston , wrote a letter to
Barnett , on November 23 , 1S83 , in which ho
says : 'Sullivan and Kilrain mot in the Revere
voro ball , Boston , six years ago , but the en
counter was never recorded , They wore
billed for four rounds. I was chosen referee
by Kilrain's friends with the understanding
that I was to give him the best of it , If I
could. They never finished the four rounds.
Sullivan gave Kilrain n knock-out in the soo-
end round , and there is whore I bogau to got
in my funny work. I gave Jake seven min
utcs In which to come up. Sullivan was
standing over him nnd wanted to know if I
was ever going to order Kilrain up. Says I ,
"Give him a llttlo time ; do you want to kill
himl' Sullivan said : 'No , but I'll stand
right hero till ho docs get up. ' Jake finally
got to his feet , wont to the diossing room
room ana never came hack. "
Will you please publish In THE BEE at an
early date , a tabulated statement giving tbo
number of cames won by each club in the
Western association this season , nnd showing
from which clnb the games wore won , H.
H. Boutin ) , Sprlngvlow , Neb.
Ans. Can give y ou Omaha's record only
She has won throe from Minneapolis , three
from Milwaukee , two from DCS Molncs , ono
from St. Paul , ono from Denver and five
from St. Joo. Has lost two to St. Paul , two
to Denver , three to Sioux City and ono to
Who is considered the best bllllardlst in
Omaha , ana who the best poolnlayeri Where
was Jacob Schoeffor born ? When will the
last game of buso ball bo played in thin city
this season.tlmt Is a professional game ? TUB
Ans. 1. Lieutenant Ainsworth , of Fort
Omaha. Mr. Davis , of the Mlllard hotel
rooms. 2. Jacob Shmffor was born In Mil *
wnukeo , Sunduy , September 16. 3. With
J. L. M. , Webster Street Depot , Your
qnery is utterly unintelligible. Please re
A bets 13 that Omaha , or ony club for that
matter , will win Hie first three guines sno
plays. The first gnmu played results In a
tie , who wins ? The Governor , Beatrice ,
i Ans. Neither. The boUs off.
Stlllmnn G. Whlttaker will spend the
month of Juno iu thh city.
A PATROLMAN ON THE BEAT ,
Ho Details the Pleasures and Hard
ships of His Calling.
THE FRIGID TERRORS OF WINTER
flow the Ofllccrs Are Considered By
the Subordinates aud the Acts
"Which , the Latter Appreci
ate Saturday Arrests.
The Man With a Star.
"I don't mind my Job in summer time , "
said the proud bearer of a metropolitan po-
llco star , as ho stopped for a moment to chat
with a BEE representative , "but it is fear
fully tough on us In winter. There have
been nights in midwinter when it has been
so cold , nnd the wind so penetrating , that l
expected to freeze to death before morning ;
and yet , I did not dare to" leave my beat as
I was afraid some sergeant would coino
sneaking nround , and I would lose my po
sition by not being nt my post. Tboso nights
couio up before ino now like horrible night-
marcs. I used to slap my hands against my
breast to keep them from freezing until my
chest , hands and arms un to the elbows were
a mass of bruises. My cars and nose have
botn succumbed to the cold and boon frozen
as whlto and hard as marble , Some of the
boys object to patrolling a boat at ulght ,
four weeks at a stretch every other month ,
but I did not object to it In the summer tinin ,
an I consider it almost a snap. The nights
uro generally cool and it is much moro pleas
ant to bo on the streets at that tlmo than it
is in the glare of tbo hot sun at noonday.
But a man is occasionally bothered about
getting to slcop on a hot day. as you , gentle
men , know yourselveswho have done night
service on Tin : Bcc , and had to sleep day
"Our business is full of poills , nnd wo are
dailytcompollcd to face danger. If a shoot
ing or cutting scrnpo is In progioss , wo caa't i
do like other men turn tail nnd fly , but wo
must , instead , walk into the thickest of the
light , Interfere with the inon attempting to
kill each other , and run the risk of. being
murdeied ourselves. I have been shot at ,
stabbed , and knocked down nnd rolled over
In the mud many a itimo in my at
tempts to servo the people faith
fully I have had men tvith loaded
revolvers In tholr hands and a look of in
flexible determination on tholr faces toll mo
if I dared to approach a foot nearer they
would blow my brains out , and yet , I have to
sno the first time when such threats have
frightened me from my line of duty and do-
toi rod mo from ariesting nnd disarming the
violators of the law. I have gone Into bawdy
houses , where rowdies were shooting every
pane of glass In the windows , and have boon
threatened with a similar treatment If I in
I have had to follow burglars down back
alloys when I could scarcely BCD an Inch be
fore my face , and I expected every moment
to be shot down like u doc. There are deeds
of heroism performed by faithful men on the
police force of which thu people never hoar ,
and the men wearing stars , to-day , uro
worthy of as much attention nnd praise
ns tno boys who were the blue ,
'ihero are men on the police ferro
who have served in the army also , and they
say that , taking all in all , their experiences
as soldiers were no more remarktblo than
those of Bomo of our patrolmen.
"Some people affect to dospUo a police
man , but my experience Is that nil law-
abiding and intelligent citizens respect us
ns friends , while the thlovoa , thugs and
other law-breakers regard us as their
' 'There are officers who uro anxious to
get their names Into THE BEE uud thu other
papers , nnd frequently tUoy njo the very
first to sneak uway in the face of danger.
"But , whilp speaking about these cowardly
officers , lot mo toll you that all the boys uio
getting to dread Saturday night. Sluco the
order for the closing of saloons on Sunday
wont Into offuct. J
"I do not like to arrest many of the men I
find ou that nlcht , because , gomutlmos , they
are good , hard working men , and 1 Kuner.illy
induce tholr friends to see that they ara
"What wages do you gotl" asked the re
"When a now man goes ou the force ho
gets SOO per month , but , after two months'
service , ho is raised to $70 per month.
The detectives , or fly cops , as they ara
called got $75 per month. The sergeants got
$ SO per month , the ohlof of detectives ? 'JO ' ,
while the captains receive 8100 a month.
The chief gets $150 , over twice us much as a
"I do not like our sergeants. If they have
it In for n man they will get him off the foroo
in a short time. And yet , ufavoiite can do
something ten times as bad and never get
"Wo do not blame the captains ns they
have to see that every man is disciplined ,
who is reported to them as being guilty of a
misdemeanor. And yet , I have known where
a similar offense has been discovered bv a
captain , and nothing outside of a few woida
of pcrbonal admonition over came of it. This
is why the boys all llito the captains nnd
will do anything for them , while , at the
same time , they dssplso the sergeants. Cap
tain Green is ono of the grcatcst-huurtcd
men 1 over know , uud yet no man on the
police force has been moro slandered. Ho is
a thorough gentleman nnd n magnificent oni
cer. Ho has performed a thousand little
kindnesses that neither you nor anibody but
the recipients know anything about. I shall
never forgot n sight that touched my heart ,
In which ho figured , over a year iigo. You
rcmombor thut , nt that time , thu city council , ,
was fighting the police commission nnd had
refused for nearly three months to vote the
salaries of the newly appointed policemen.
Some of the boys woio in a hard row of
stumps ; they had no money and no credit
und their families almost starved to death.
One day , whllo Captain Green was making
his rounds , ho came across ono of those un-
foi tunato lads who was patrolling his beat in
the diinching ( rain without , u rubber coat.
The poor follow was soaidng wet und vet ho
saluted his superior oulccr with u smile and
tried his host to look cheerful. The captain
understood the situation nt a glance ,
the ofllcor was too poor to afford u rubber
coat. With his tact , the captain took off his
own rubber coat and insisted on making u
present of it to tbo patrolman. And when
the latter refused it , the captain throw it
ever the officer's shoulders and then walked
hastily nway. You can bet your llfo that
that policeman woula walk through burning
sulphur to-day for 'Cap. ' Giocn ,
"Bull must bo careful of what Iay. Some
follows have boon fired from the force for
less than what I have already said to you.
You sec , a policeman has not the right of
frco speech Hue the remainder of American
citl/ons. So good day. "
Colonel Frank Parmelco , of this cltv , got
a piece of almost every ruco shot at thn state
sportsmen's tournament nt Norfolk lost week ,
Lottie Stanley Is hero , nnd it Is moro than
probable that a race between her und Jcauo
Oakob for the championship of America , will
be arranged for next wook. U should bo a
sweepstakes , however , in oulor that Lily
Williams , Beauty Baldwin , Kittle Brown ,
Jesslu Woods , nnd others , may go In. Any
of them are as goods as Oakes , or Stanley
either , for that matter , taking tnolr recent
achievements into consideration ,
Ed Rothury has again arranged for a trial
flight by his homing birds. The fly will bo
from Fremont , und will take place next
Thursday , the birds to bo liberated ut 13
o'clock , noon
The ducks have nt lust all gono. and tbo
spring shooting for ltS9 is over. Sportsmen
must now confine themselves to the line und
rod for excitement uud recreation.
John J. Hard In is In Cheyenne making ar
rangements for an athlotlo tournament to beheld
held there In Juno , '
Dava Bennett , the Canadian sprinter and
long distance runner , Is Iu the city , He hut
aiucoonfor the Council Bluffs firemen's
tournament In Juno.
Senator Morgan , W. P. Knnpp , Tom W.
Kck , Bob Nollson , Albert Shook and Jack
Prince , all the champions of the waild , came
in from Chicago last night.
Beauty Huldwln , Kitty Brown , Jese *
Woods und Jesse Oakes , the lady bv hers , art
rived yesterday from Now York. ,
Reading und Ncilson are booked fur u fifty *
mile inuo ut the Coliseum one week from
licit Sutuiday night for fJW a side.
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