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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY , AUGUST 18 , 1889.-TWELYE PAGES.
THE LOCAL FIELD OF SPORT ,
What the City Ownsto Manager
Soloo' Ball Tossora.
AN ANSWER FOR THE KICKERS.
Jlow Club * Oct Bitten In Iluylne In
competent I'ltclicrfl A. Word
For JUocfldhcr Aiulicnccs
to rib Proud Ol1.
A. very oven pace 1ms been mnlntnlncd by
Uio tcntns of the Western association during
the past wcolc , nnd , relatively , they occupy
the unmo positions. Omnba Is rnduully but
surely drnwlnft a\voy from nil competitors
nnd n few more gnnics wilt pivo them n Icud
that will bo the next thing to imposslblo to
overhaul. Tlicro la a report current that the
management ere not particularly anxious
Whether the tciun wins tha Ilr.g or not , labor
ing under the fnllucloUR Idcatlmtiti that case
' It will require fully asstronp.lf notnstrongcr
, tcnin , next year to nmko tlio sport sclf-sus-
t'talmnK In this olty. This is n wrong
; view to take ot the matter , tha pennant ia all
-tlicro Is tn strive for , the capture of which
-makes tbo team the champion team ot tno
"Western association , Such an achievement
is worth thousands of dollars to the player * ,
no it augments their chances of future em
ployment with the big leagues at ( ? ootl fat
salaries , nnd they should not bo u party to
any schema to como in second or third. If
they know on which sidoot their broaa the
olcomnrKcrlno Is , they'll ' strain every nerve
rind flbro and sinew to collar the bunting.
The fight lor the coveted trophy In the Na
tional ICIIBUO Is hot and furloui , and during
the past wcolc has bristled with chorines.
Now York pulled up alongside the Bonn Ent
ers , galloped along neck and neck for a day
or so , then shot to the front , tind u groati
went up from the cultured hub that
was beard from ono end of the
land to the other. Uoston , however ,
refused to remain behind , und she closed up
nnd again wont into llrst plncc Friday , when
Blio shut out the Babies , arid the Giants suc
cumbed to Pittsburg. Pmmbolplila Is com
ing In at a rattling pace , and will soon bo
right up among the leaders. Chicniro plays
with varying success , while Cleveland is
still nstrido -toboggan , Indianapolis Is
playing ilnely , und will yet take u good posi
tion. Fittsburg nnd Washington are bring
ing up the rear. Tn the American associa
tion St. Louis and Brooklyn are fighting n
tremendous buttlu , and from present Indica
tions it promises to continue just as exciting
until they como under the winning wire.
1'ho Urowns , of course , are in the load , but
the margin Is so narrow that the Bridegrooms
tire liable to rob thorn of it at any stage of
the gtune , and If they once succeed In this ,
then Von dor Abe might as well sny ta-ta to
Alient the Manager.
The testimonial tendered Manager Soleo
last Thursday netted the Deserving gentleman -
man something like $4UOand a handsome silk
umbrella from the team , and everybody says
that it was well. Tbo usual kickers and
croakers never stop to give the matter a
thought , when they ask the question ,
'What'.vo ' want to benefit Seloo for , ho gets
paid for his work the same as you or II"
That's all right , so ho does , but ho hasn't
started any national bunks oft his salary ,
lust yet a while. It should bo taken into
consideration that Omaha's ball team is the
vJry best advertisement tl)0 ) city has to-day ,
arid anything that advertises the city cer
tainly accrues to the benefit of the general
population to business men in particular.
Who gave us this ball team ! A generous ,
critcrprising Httlo-coterie of business men
who are receiving a small return for their
trouble and expense , Judging from the week
day attendance at the ball park. But It was
not the stockholders or the.directcrs of the
Omaha base ball club who rounded the team
up to its present magnificent standard but
tbo wise and competent manager , Frank G.
Belee. To bo sure , that was what he was
hired for-but when u man does extra good
work lor his employers and the people , too ,
ho is deserving of n little extra recognition.
Sclco moy-not bo.vory handy with his mouth
err the street , corners , nnd to every meddle
some era n ic whoi Bees proper to approach
liim for Information that is private with the
management , but .ho gets there just the
name. Ho is as good a judge of a bull player
OB there is in the country to-day , is curoiul
ona studious in the control of his men , and
xyqll qualified to execute tbo work for which
hlj has been engaged.
The Local Amlloncrn.
Omaha can well afford'to take a pride in
lipr base ball audiences , madp up as they are
of the city's very best people , both Ind'es
und gentleman. Visiting teams are treated
with marked courtesy , and It has been u rare
thing oven for any obstreperous or obnox
ious foreign player to receive u hoot
ing or a hissing ut the local
park. The visitors are accorded Just ns much
applause as the homo team , and u spirit of
fairness and impartiality always prevails.
Another feature about the Omaha audlenco
Is that they don't want to see the homo team
got the best of the umpiring to an ur.Just de
gree nil they want is the clean , whlto ar
ticle all through , nnd no fault will bo found.
All , Jtho visiting clubs nro unanimous on this
point , and say they would rather play on the
Omaha grounds , next to their own , of any in
the association. This Is u compliment , but
A Wortl for Dooscher.
Herman Docschor , in his Immaculate whlto
flnnnol suit , cuts n figure upon the ball Hold
pleasingly ut variance with that of sobio of
the umpires wo have hud hero this year , and
lie Is to be congratulated. Another thing
about Docchor , and thai is that hU worichero.
BO far has been thoroughly impartial and'
flrstrcluss in all details. Ho bus n good voice
nnd uses It quickly and decisively , and even
the "bleachers" have only found ono or two
opportunities to do a llttlo mild roasting. It
Is a well-known fact , however , Unit Docschor
was formerly ono of the best judges of a
game of bull In the country , but ho got into
ntt unfortunate imbroglio with ono or two of
tbo American Association teams whllo ofllcl-
nting foi that body , and has laiu qulut over
silica his resignation.
AH Uig Suckorn in the Son.
There has been some colossal suckers in
the base ball business within the past few
years and from some budding indications
they are not all out of it yet. Howuver , base
ball people uro not thuouly business men who
have been gloriously stuck in making big in
vestments lu wlmt was supposed to bo su
perior talent. In the aamo manner that Mil
waukee throw away 11,000 on Pitcher Freeman -
man , find Denver Jl.WXJ on Mcls'abb , uud
vrorso still. Kansas City , for $3,500 , got noth
ing but a dead-arm pluyer in Pickott , seine
of tbo big moguls of the turf huvo lately
beerii Boukcd. For Instance , the Chicago
Stables got torrlblv left on Galen , tha cruclc
race horse. They iinvn up $10,000 good round
dollars for this startling two-year-old , only
to discover that they had seuurud practically
no hnrso at nil. Galen went "dicky" In his
fore logs , and to-day ho can't beat an Ice
A Fiatlo ClmiiKO Imminent.
On the result of the trials of the partici
pants In the late fight ut Hlchburg , Missis *
Ippl , hangs the fata of London prize ring
rules fighting in this country unquestion
ably , If these offenders nro heavily lined ,
tbo London rules nro knocked in the head
for all time , excepting in remote places on
the frontier. And tma is as it should bo.
Prominent cluba in the larger cities have
fully demonstrated that boxing contests to u
llnlsh can bo held without violating tha law ,
'Jtiu present rules' 'for ' umatour contests can
bo vastly improved upon for professionals ,
and they probably wjll be in the pear future ,
o us to insure plenty of flstlfa sport without
fear front the police aud the la\v ,
Btato JJawn Tennis Tournament ,
The Lincoln tennlt club has np | > olntcd 8 ,
U Celsthardt , William . Jlardy nnd Hal
Youii a comuilttecr'to arrange a state tour
nament in Lincoln Immediately after the
state fair , Players jit. Omaha , Kearney ,
Hftstlngn , Pawnee City , Elwood nnd Arupa-
lioo Lave cxprcasod'U' [ leslrp for" such u tour-
ncy. Lincoln Is the most control city , and
Mr. John Lathrop , of Omaha , offnrs
to co-oporato with the committee. The
Lincoln club has five dirt courts ,
nil tn fine condition and enclosed with n high
wira fence , nna a cltb ( house with shower
baths and other con von Icncos. The olub will
give the use of Its grounds , furnish balls ,
provide n custodian nnd otherwise entertain
the visitors. An effort will be mode at the
tournament to organize a state association.
The Wind Up.
f The flnnl gnao of the bnnd ball contest bo-
twocn Byrnes nnd Burke , of South Omaha ,
nnd Klrby nnd Kllgullon , of this city , will
' Uurko's handball
tnko'plnco this nfternoon nt
ball court , South Oraahn , beginning nt 3
o'clock , sharp. After the match game ha *
been decided there will bo n contest for n
handsome gold medal , emblematic of the
western band ball championship , presented
by Dominick Hart , of this city.
Questions nnd Answer" .
Would you klndlv Inform mo through TUB
SUNDAY BKK the agcs of all the plnyors In
the .Western association , nnd oblige. Con
stant Reader , Grecloy Center , Neb.
Ans. Cnn't give you the nges of cnch Individual -
dividual , but they rnngo nnywhoro ftom
thirteen to ono thousand years old. Kid
Nichols will bo thirteen this corn-cutting ,
nnd Ezru Button was ono thousand years of
ago day before yesterday.
Plcaso answer In your Sunday sporting
column tha following query ; In a game ot
boll there are men on first nnd second bases ,
the butter hits u liner to the third baseman ,
who Is plnying off his baso. After catching
the ball the baseman steps in the line and
throws the ball to second In tlmo to catch the
runner from llrst. Is the runner from second
to third out ? W. L. Blair , Crolghton. Nob.
Ans. Ho Is out if ho loft second before
the liner was caught.
Will vou kindly Inform mo through TUB
SUNDAY BEK the dimensions of u base ball
inllold , nnd tennis court ! . R. K. Bunder-
land , Omaha.
Aim.- Thirty yards square. A tennis
court Is 78 feet long nnd 27 feet wide.
Will you plonso state In query column ot
Sunday's BHE , first what constitutes n soil
ing race , or why so called , also the nature of
n handicap ? Track , South Omaha.
Ans. A selling nice is u race lu which the
winning horse is sold upon the track to the
highest bidder. Owners , however , must flx
n value on tholr entries before the race ; for
instance , Mr. Smith enters n horse at $2,000 ,
und Mr. Jones ono ut $1.000 , the judges will
then handicap Smith accordingly , making
him carry say ISO pounds und Jones 114. if
the horse brings more than & 3.000 , all over
that sum is divided , one-half going to tbo
association und one-half to the second horse.
A handicap race Is a race in wbich the
horses nro handicapped by additional weight
according to their past performances.
Cnn players lu n league club re-contract nt
the beginning of a season with any club they
choose ( H. H. Herzog , Blair , Nob.
Ana. If they nro not under contract with
some club , they can.
Will you please state In Sunday's BEE
which ono ot the West , , -n League teams Bob
Druesdow playid in last season ) HotelBar-
num , Nebraska Ci'y.
Ans. Bob has been Kidding you.
Please answer the following in Sunday's
sporting columns : How old is Kid Nichols ?
How long has ho bean with the Omahus ?
\Vhcro did ho piny last year ) Who has the
best record , Nichols or Clark ? Big Four ,
Ans. Twenty-two. Two months and a
hulf. Kansas City. It is a standoff.
A nnd B nrd shaking poker dice , A throws'
two nces. B bats bo can boat two aces. Ho
throws and ( Jots two aces. Does A win or IB
it a draw ? A. A. , Council Bluffs.
Ans. A draw unless specifically under
stood that B is to throw better than two aces.
If n man bats out of order , is lilt by the
pitcher and sent to hit , base , and the mistake
is then discovered , is he out ? George
Young , Stanton , Neb.
Ans. He is out if the umpire declares
him out , but legally he is out , and any com
petent umpire would so decide.
Please answer the following in Sunday's
BEK : Is a base runner out in making first ,
If the first baseman crosses the line between
homo und first with the ball in his hand ?
Hus n captain the right to change pitchers
In an unfinished inning ! The Boys , Har
vard , Neb.
Ans. Ho must cither touch the runner or
first bag. . Not unless the opposing' captain
consents to the'change.
What player In the country ban made the
most homo runs in asinglo game this season ?
Harry E. Bcnsloy , Burcburd.
Ans. Jack Croons , four.
Please infprni mo what is the longest
throw with u base ball on record. Did Crime
ever throw n ball 180 yards ) James Connel.
Ans. Ono hundred thirty-three yards ,
two feet und seven inches , which is Ed
The sporting editor of THE BEB Is in
debted to Ulchard It Fox for oDpIcs of the
London Sportsman and Times , containing
accounts of the late Sullivun-KIlraln battle
? nd editorial comments thereon.
There is nothing now relative to the Lind
say-Daley fight , other than the report that
it was off has been verified by Lindsay's ac
tion in discontinuing training. It would have
been a darling old mill , and there is much
disappointment among the short-haired.
Ralph Temple , of Chicago , mot the best of
British bicyclists Saturday , August ! ) , nnd
gave thorn nil a good boating In a ten-mile
ruco for the professional championship of
England. The race was run on the Blystono
grounds , Leicester , and the principal com
petitors wore Temple , Howoil , Hobb , Haw
ker , Woodall , English , Allard , James and
There Is no denying It , but Willis. Carroll ,
Mcssott and Nichols ara as fust ball players
us there are m the Western association.
Their 100-ynrd race nt the ball park last
Thursday fully demonstrated this. They all
covered the distance In 11 seconds , with the
exception of Messltt , who was Jhree-quar-
tors of u second behind , owing to his bud
stnrt. These men can , in nil probability ,
under favorable circumstances on u good
cinder path , do the hundred in something
like ten seconds , which Is the best umatour
record in the world.
Upland plover nro being bagged In goodly
numbers all auout the city within a radius
of ten miles. They appeared in unusually
largo numbers this season , nnd seem in ex
traordinary fine condition. Every meadow
nnd every pasture hind bus had Its three or
four flocks Df this delicious midsummer game
Prairie chicken are being mercilessly
slaughtered , und by the tlina the open sea
son begins the shooting will be inc.igro in-
dead. Ob , well , sportsmen can rest content ,
utter the birds have been exterminated the
legislature will passs stringent protective
laws. That has been tbo. lesson taught by
the older eastern stajes.
King or yellow perch are biting voraciously
nt Lake Muuiiwu. Ramsey Crooks made u
basket of sixteen pounds in two hours' ' fish ,
ing Thursday afternoon. The yellow perch
U a line tublo fish , U served
readily after being taken. No amount
of Ice , however , will preserve them
longer than twenty-four hours , and In twelve
hours out of water , oven , they become soft
nnd flabby , and consequently unpalutablo.
They are regular cannibals , and In the height
of the season , can bo pulled out us fast as
the angler can throw lu ana bundle them.
"Skip" Dundy Is bats ashing in Spirit
Tobo Brodorlck has severed bis connection
with Nut Brown's stablos.
The Hurdiu-Morgan cycle combination nro
riding ut the fair nt San Bernardino , Cali
Eastern racing assocatlons have begun
to put into force iho most effectual
means to strangle pool rooms. This may re
sult in sending more people to the trucks ,
but there are not a few who hold to the opin
ion that the pool rooms stimulate un interest
that roilouu ds to the ultimate good of tin
The Minnesota State Fair association , St.
Paul , bus hung up purses aggregating $ | 0OOC
for trotting , pacing and running races , beginning -
ginning Sept. 6 and ending Sept. U. Tweu-
ty-fivo hundred dollars Is reserved fet
specials on the last day of tbo meeting. Here
is un example for Omuha.
Tbo Apollos run to Houoycreolc Sunday
last was ono of the most enjoyable runs of
the season. There was n big turn out and
the trip wns made without an nccldcntot
The proposed regatta nt Lnko Mamma is
beginning to assume definite shape , nud it la
n settled fact that It will Uko place the latter
port of tbls month. Hntnm , Tcemcr. Gaud-
nur , Hosinor nnd possibly Hanlon nnd Peter
son haveagreed to come , nnd n deposit lias
already been ; made binding them to bo there.
The time Is sot for Sunday , Augustas , Tlicro
will be ono nnd possibly two days * racing.
The Lincoln wheelmen will repay the
Fourth of July visit of the Omnhn bikers by
going to Omnhn to tnko part in the parade of
fnlr week. The boys mny wheel It ono wny ,
although the road between Ashland ana
Omaha has ten tnllcs of sand nnd twenty
miles of hills.
The Increase players of Llnc61n nro al
ready planning for n picked team to make n
tour of Canada next season.
The favorite fun of Lincoln bicyclists Is tg
Ashland , making a round trip of nearly sixty *
miles , aiiolr longest run is to Beatrice and
back , over ninety mllei.
KlnsJies From the Diamond.
That flag Is ours.
Klusmnn has signed with Qutncy.
P. O. Conncll Is playing first for Burlmg-
Pitcher Duke was Pitcher Duck last Rea
Tom Nnglo Is hitting the ball hard nnd
Pitcher Emmorko has boon released by
Slour City has signed Bobby Black , of
Burdlck has struck a great gait with the
Corn Iluskors ,
Outfielder Annls , Into of Worcester , hns
signed with Hartford.
Sioux City nnd Minneapolis nro having n
hot light for third place.
Sioux City will drop about $0,000 this sea
son. No wonder they are sick.
Sioux City Is ngaltt floundering In the
tureenana , liable to quit nny day.
There will bo n great game out nt the local
park to-day , St. Puul vs. Omaha.
McAloor is suffering from asp rained ankle ,
received in trying to steal second. *
Sioux Cay bus released Tom Hanrahnn ,
Roddy's brother , without n trial.
Sprague , of Cleveland , did not make a very
bucccssful debut in the Internutlonul.
Long Is back at ( Kansas City's short field ,
Alvord having been shifted to second buso.
Clnrko will ) ngntn test the strength of his
good right urm ngnlnst the Apostles to-day.
Yoong Presser , formerly of the Oniahas ,
is said to bo the fastest runner ot the Texas
The next annual meeting of the Western
association will bo watched with much in
If Tuckcrmnn had n good reliable arm ho
would be n great pitcher. Ho is a hcudy
Tobeau , of Cleveland , is a good , sure hit
ter , nnd is most confident when tbero are
men on bases.
Milwaukee has made Houston nn offer for
her speedy pitcher , McCoy. Ho is the best
of the Texas twirlors.
The American association is reaching out
for Urpire Sandy McDermott , and the.v'11
get him another season.
The Minneapolis club has released the ox-
St. Louis pitcher , Davllu. Ho claims a bal
ance of salary duo and threatens suit.
Morrison leads the Minneapolis team in
batting with nn average of .848. Ho has
made eleven homers in the sixteen games.
Joe Qutnu Is a native of Sydney , Australia ,
whoio his father was managing editor of the
News , of that city , some twenty years ago.
The Omahas will play In JKearnov , this
state , on the 80th , and down in that country
they want to bet oven on tbo pets of the
Lovett Is not with the Btooklyns on their
present trip. Ho wns loft at houia to reduce
his weight. Tommy is getting as big as u
real man , they say.
.To-day is the lust opportunity Omaha ball
fiends will have to see St. .Puul thif season ,
to turn nut und sco the Wblto Sox wipe up
the ground with them.
To-day's game will bo called at 3:80 : , sharp.
There will be u tremendous crowd in attend
ance and thosa wishing good seats should go
early to avoid the rush.
Joe Walsh believes In earning his salary.
Ho has not missed n gome since the season
opened , nnd he is to-day the cleverest short
stop m the Western association.
Minneapolis is getting the American asso
ciation fever worse and-worse. Well , there'll
bo several vacancies in that body before the
flowers" bloom again in the spring.
Davles , of Milwaukee , js developing into
quite u batter. In Saturduy's game he made
throe hits out of four times ut bat , nnd yes
terday ho made a double and two singles.
Rudolph Kemmler is doing fine work for
Columbus and demonstrating that ho is bv
no means a back number catcher. Ho han
dles all of the Baby's pitchers with equal fa
Holllday , who was rated us n "western
league dub player , " when ho went into the
American association , is now announced as
the greatest all-round player in that organi
vVagonhurst , the wonder sprung upon the
base ball world by Now York lust spring , is
now playing marbles at Ciino May. Ho
couldn't oven hold his job with the Minne
Foster , of the Minneapolis team , was pre
sented with a handsome gold mounted rose
wood bat , during last Thursday's game , by
his numerous friends. Ho is batting terrif
ically of lato.
Shock la making a success in the dual role
of manager and captain of the Milwnukces.
They have plnyed bettor ball since ho hns
hud charge than they have nt any time dur
ing the season.
When Greek moots Greek it will bo child's
play to what it will bo this afternoon , when
the Wnito Sox nnd the Apostles lock horns
in the presence of six or eight thousand
Morrlssey nnd Alberts , of the Milwnukcos ,
were lined $50 each last Tuesday for Indiffer
ent playing. The fines had the desired effect
for the men are again playing ball us If their
lives depended upon H.
Cartwright Is not the slugger ho was last
year. Ho scorns to have lost his nerve. Last
year he was lining out three-baggers nud
homo runs every game , but this year ho is
luukv if ho gets a single.
"Dud" Clnrko very successfully wor s the
"only" Nolan's old trick , of kidding nnd
guykr certain players us they como to bit.
"Dud" knows his men , nnd ho never fulls to
got them very nerrous.
Old pluyed out dub ball players are the
flrst to tuko offense at u llttlo merited crit
icism , und their shallow brains never full to
pervert uny mention of themselves into a
"roust. " There is one of this strlpo in the
Hurst , the pugilistic umpire , scared the
crowd In Milwaukee Sunday , During the
game ho run into the grand stand nnd wanted
to thrash a spectator who had called him
rotten on account of n decision. Ho was
ejected by a policeman.
St. Joe will Hardly stand another season of
losing bull. She will probably give up the
ghost at the end of this season. The direc
tors of the club , however , deserve the great
est credit tir the plucky light they have
made against overwhelming odds.
Umpire Doescher s'ald the other dav ; "Tho
White Sox uro n line und promising lot of
young bloods ; their base-running and field
ing is superb , und if they were just a little
bit stronger ut the bat they could cut u line
figure in the American association. "
Frank Dwyer , the old Westsrn association
pitcher , now with Chicago , Is effective
against every team except Now York ,
Against them he is singularly unfortuiiuter
not having pitched a winning game aguinbt
them this season ,
Al Swift , with the Omahas in ' 87. with
Toronto this season , has decided to quit pro
fessional ball playing , uud lias gone to work
for the Wostlnghouso Electrlo company. Ho
says ever slnco Atlusson strucic him In the
side ho has been afraid of the bull.
Ctiarlcs M. Lord , ex-munagor of tha St.
Joes , will bring suit against President
TrucUenmilk'r to recover salary and lias em
ployed Attorney Crandall to handle his case.
Nothing will bo done , however , until the
club returns , when it Is expected u compro
mise will be inudo und everything arranged
Tbo Whlto Sox bavo the tionorof being tbo
beat base running team In the Western Asso
ciation , if not m the country. Up to date tboy
have stolen : 4 bases , Individually ns follows :
Crooks. 73 ; Canavun , SS ; Strauss , 41 ; Coonoy ,
! ) ; Willis , JW ; Walsh , 83 : Messett , UO : Clove-
laud. 10 : Andrews , 14 ; Clarke , 0 and Nich
ols , 7.
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HARRISON'S FATHER'S-BODY ,
fc. , t
It Was Pound InjHfio Dissecting
Boom by Hls ion.
GHOULS IN THE 't ' AVE-YARD.
How llio RomnlnB or .friVm Hcott liar *
rldon Ktoapoil tlioHCiUpol of Gln-
olnnatl Modlont lMlcntK A
Rescued From Dojllomont. .
CINCINNATI , O. , Aubo&t 15. [ Special
to TJIK BKB. ] The , ovJntful | hfo of
President Benjamin Gttrrlson never
had n moro startling Incident than ono
I am about to recall. It occurred wlillo
ho was a United States sonatof from the
state of Indlano , but though it caused
considerable of n sensation in Cincin
nati nnd Indianapolis at the time , I llnd
that many intelligent people in other
parts of the country noyer heard of it ,
or else their motnory of It is like that of
a half-forgotten dream. As a historical
event of startling though ghastly in
terest it is worthy of narration. Though
-it horrified the community in which it
occurred at the time , it ultimately re
sulted in public good , for il was the
cause of the passage by the Ohio legis
lature of a law turnlnt ? over to the
medical colleges of the state , for dissec
tion , the unclaimed bodies of all pau
pers who die in its public institutions
The father of the present chief mag
istrate-was Hon. John Scott Harrison.
Ho was a little above the average height
and , as I remember him , slender an < l
almost gaunt in nppoarauco. At the
time I write of his hair and his board ,
the latter long nnd patriarchal in ap-
por.ranco , were as while as the
surf. As ( the sou of "old Tippo-
canoe" ho waa a noted man in
Ohio , and ho once represented the
Second Ohio district'in ' congress , and
his niitno was mentioned in 1850 ns a
candidate for the presidency in the con
vention of the American party , which
eventually placed Boll and Everett in
the flold. Mr. Harrison was not a natural
ural politician , howoyer. Ho loved
quiet and seclusion moro than ho did
turmoil and strife , and ho passed most
of his days on the little farm at North
Bend , O. , which had been bequeathed
him by his father , who \vas the ninth
president of the Unitbd States. So
modest was ho in his ways that the last
of life in somi-ob-
days his were passed - -
scurity , and when the papers of Cincin
nati announced his death many were
the regrets expressed that ho had been
permitted to pass away without greater
public und olllcial honors and emolu
ments than had been accorded him.
His funeral oration vfas ) delivered by
the Rov. Horace Bushnoll. the blind
Presbyterian minister nnd it was a
memorable and eloquent tribute to the
merits of the worthy dead.
President Harrison was interred
IN A iLlTTLK 11KICK TOM1J
about two-thirds the size ofGrant's , on
the side of a knoll overlooking the
North Bend ot the Ohio .river , about
eighteen miles below the "city of Cincin
nati , within plain view'pf the famous
old log cabin which w'ris ' so conspicuous
a feature of the over memorable "Hard
Cider" campaign of 1840 , "rind near/ this
tomb the grave of his hcrnoroil son was
dug. " . *
Sir. Harrison's fatal malady was a
pu/.zlo to his physicians , who asKed his
family for permission to make an au
topsy on his remains , but the request
was denied. Medical science , thus
bullied , determined lo
ASCERTAIN UY FOUL.MKANS
what it , could not by fair. Cincinnati
contains a number of medical colleges ,
and twelve years ago its grave robbers
wore not only amor.g the 'most enter
prising and daring in tluHaiid , but the
most unscrupulous as well. They had
been tutored by one Cunningham , "old
Cunny , " ho was calledand the criminal
records of the city show that he did not
hesitate at murder when "subjects"
were scarce and hard toget by what
they considered "legitimate" moans.
They were particularly active about this
time , and tno Harrison family , fearing
their depredations , had the now grave
dug double depth and lined with brick.
When the collin containing the remains
was lowered into it , a heavy slab of
stone , requiring the united efforts of
several strong men to Kandlo , Was laid
on top of the casket. Then cement , to
the depth of several foot , wns poured in
on top of tli0'slab , after which the earth
was rounded over it lite ) an ordinary
gravo. Nor was this all ; in addition to
the cemetery , two extra watchers were
hired each of thorn being required to do
twelve hours a day
GUAIU ) DUTY AT THE QUAVE ,
and the intention was to keep up this
care for thirty days.
Notwithstanding all these precau
tions , the ground had hardly settled
on the grave before the watcher ,
who certainly had been derelict ,
found ono morning that the grave
of a man named August Devins , not
half a dozen yards from that of Mr.
Harrison , had been rilled during the
night. Mr. Dovins had boon a friend
of John Harrison , the brother of the
urofcont president , und also of George
Jin to n , a grandson of John Scott Har
rison. The flrst train from the city
brought the morning newspapers , con
taining a paragraph stating that the
night previous a buggy had boon driven
through the alloy between Pine and
Kaco and Longworth und Sixth streets ,
and that something whitq , presumably
a body , had boon taken ( out of it into
the back of the Ohio medical college ,
which faces on Sixth strdoti They in
stantly telegraphed Son'utbr Harrison
at Indianapolis , and Hlio follow
ing day , May 30 , 1876 , ho mot
thorn in Cincinnati. " Having qui
etly obtained the "necessary search
warrant , Mr. John Harrison and his
companions , having with tliotn Colonel
Tom Snclbakor , ono of tlio most deter
mined men that over livull , and Con
stables Will tor Lacy uuil'CuIlon ' , pro
ceeded to the Ohio MfliUoal college.
They were not very cordially received
by the janitor , ono Miirtrtiiill , though
ho professed to bo willing that they
should make a search , hel under pre
tense of summoning seine pP'tho college
ollicials , managed to slip away for sev
eral minutiis. The partyeearched all
over the college for Mr' Dovins re
mains. They closely inspected the horrors
rors of the dissecting room and of the
"dead room , " in which the "material"
OK THIS UMUHYO I'lIYSICIATI
was prepared. They BUAV nothing of
the object of their search , und wore
descending to the street , when Colonel
Snelbaker's attention was accidentally
attracted by a dor in a boarded up shaft ,
looking like a closed up elevator wall.
The door was locked and the janitor
said that the key wualom. "All right , "
responded the colonel "tbon , I'll kick it
fin. " Before ho could do BO the key was
gOiuid and the door was opened. The
halt was a closed ono , and wu.3 dark us
pitch , but by peering in Stiolbakcr saw
that n thick rene was suspended in it
from above. Tno rope seemed taut ,
and the colonel getting ono of the
uarty to hold hts'lcft hand , loaned over
and took hold of it with his right.
"There's the end "
something heavy on ,
said ho ; "lot's see what it is. "
The dead room was just upstairs , and
the party returned to it. They found
that the rope hung from a windlass.
Willing hands turned this , nnd the awful
mystery began descending. Nearer
and nearer it came , and at last , in the
A DANQUNO OI1.TKCT WAS SKKN
slowly rotating nt the end of the rope.
A still closer view showed that it was
the body of n man , naked except the
head and shoulders. The thieves had
robbed it of its grave clothes , nnd only
the tattered remains of a dirty shirt
covered the head to conceal its fea
tures. All present , except the janitor ,
wore unused to such scones.
Mr. Harrison gave the body a hnsty
glanco. As ho turned nwav ho said
with a sign , "It is not Mr. Dovlns1
body. Ho died of consumption and his
body must bo much more emaciated than
this one. " Ho was about to sock the
street and purer air when ho was urged
to milk a assurance doubly euro by look
ing at the face of the corpse which wns
"You had bettor look at it , " said Col
onel Snolbakor , "for you mny bo mis
taken , nnd you will never forgive your
self if you allow any doubtful point to
"Itis hardly necessary , " replied Mr.
Harrison , "but since you insist upon it ,
I will. " As ho spoke the trap door of
the well wns closed as the body was
lowered upon it. As the bend fell for-
worcl blood lloWed from an incision in
the nock. Mr. Harrison removed the
cloth , and the features of the dcnd man
wore rovoalcd. They wore these of tin
old man. The silver white hair had
been closely und hurriedly cut off at the
back of 'the nock , and what had been
a long beard was sheared off pquarnly
about an inch below the chin. Sud
Mil. HAlUUSON GKliW PALK ,
the cloth [ dropped , from his nerveless
hand. "It's father , " ho gru&ped , and
ho sank almost unconscious into the
arms of ono of h's attendants. It was
true. Despite all the precautions that
had been taken to preserve the body of
of his father from iho Bacroligfous
hands of the grave robbing ghouls , they
had obtained possession of it , and but
for their greed in also robbing Dovin's
grave , no doubt the son of ono of our
American presidents and the father of
another would have become the victim
of the sacrilicial knife of science.
As soon ns Mr. Harrison recovered
from the first shock-of his terrible dis
covery ho had the remains of his father
rocoflincd and removed to the establish
ment of a leading undertaker. Not two
hours after his ghastly find his brother ,
Carter Harrison , arrived in the city
with the news that John Scott Harri
son's grave had boon robbed. Ho was
about to begin a search for his father's
remains , when ho was informed that
they had boon found.
Senator Harrison arrived on tno lirst
train from Indianapolis , and was shock
ed beyond measure at the outrages his
father's body has received. Janitor
Marshal and his brother-in-law wore
arrested , and detectives wore omplavod
to ferret out the grave robbers. The
latter were unsuccessful , for though the
identity of the robbers is an open police
secret in Cincinnatior was at the time ,
there was no proof of their guilt which
could convict them. The janitor and
his relatives wore never prosecuted.
The remains of John Scott Harrison
wore reinterred in the gruvo they had
been _ taken from , and were guarded by
friends until ' beyond " , the , uso.of gruvo
j obbing'ghouls" their patrons.
The most popular liniment is the old
reliable , Dr. J. H. McLean's Volcanio
Inquirer "How does your protracted
meeting piospor , parson ! " Parson "Oh ,
well. There's a great awakening at the close
of every sermon. "
St. Peter "I do not recognize you. What
s that bundle utuler your arm ? " Mortal
"Only the earth " St. Peter "Walkright
in , Mr. Gould 1"
A concise prayer said to have been offered
by an earnest New England deacon was ns
follows : "Lord , give us grace to know Thy
will und grit to do it. "
"So , " said the minister to a prisoner , Just
alter bis sentence had been pronounend , "the
law does not yet release Its grin on you. "
"No. " was the reply ; "it holds mo with the
firmness of conviction. "
Unwelcome Arrivals St. Peter "Haiti"
New Spirit ' -Can't I como in ? " St. Peter
"I'd rather you wouldn't. You are Just out
of college , nnd wo don't want any advice
about running the uuiverse. "
Minister ( to Johnny , who is digging worms
for bait ) "Johnny , don't you know that it
is wrong for you to do any work except work
of necessity on the SabDath ? " Johnny
"Necessity ! Ain't this necessity ? How's n
feller to do any fisuln' ' if ho don't have bait ? "
A Qenuva clergyman , two of whoso sons
had returned homo during tlio week , on Sun
day last took for the subject of his text the
prodigal sou , and now his congregation Is
anxious to Icnow for which sou the fatted
calf was killed.
A man of seventy-six married a young girl
of ilftcen down in the everglades of Florida
A young lady In Wheeling claims to have
refused forty oilers of marriage during the
A Heading youth hna an unsurpassed rec
ord as a rejected suitor. Ho has been re
jected seventeen times by the sumo girl ,
A runaway match In lowtivas stopped by
the wliilHc-tree of the wagon breaking , al
lowing the irate father of tUo girl to rescue
her in the nick of tltno.
' It is said of a Canadian mother who died
tlio other day : "She was a true wife , n fond
mother , and BO managed affairs ns to marry
off her nine girls before any other female in
the neighborhood could oven got a boau. "
IjMIss Stella Cox , of Washington , D. C. , lias
followed the example of Cora Uello Follows ,
nnd has married Nathaniel Patterson , a full-
blooded Seneca Indian of thq Cuttaraugus
reservation In Now York. The ceremony
was performed by Justice Parker , of Ver
sailles. N. Y.
An amusing marriage took plucoin Elbcr-
ton , On. , the other day. A couple came into
the court houao to bo married. A. now justice
was called In , He had no form and impro
vised u ceremony , Ho first ordered the
couple to Join hands , and then after hesita
ting uwhllo , ho united the groom these ques
tions : "Will you stick to this woman
through thick und thin , up and down , right
und left , hot or cold , wet or dry , nnd havu no
other wife but her ) If you will , you can
have her for n wife , " Similar ijueittiouB
having been propounded to the woman , und
uflirinatlva answers having been given , ho
pronounced them husband iind wife.
To tone up the system and stimulate
the appetite , take Angostura Bittern.
Dr. J. G. B. Siegort & Sonb , solo manu
facturers. Ask your druggist.
Ilio I'ropojcil Iti'lirlni : .Straits Itnad ,
The first great link in the chain of
all rail communication botwceii Amer
ica and Europe , the little crossing of
Bohring Straits , would , it is said , bo no
moro formidable than that of the ICng-
lish channel. The engineer for the
goyornmotit of British Columbia says
that tliis road could bo built for loss
money pop mile than the Canadian
Pacific coat. The first section of it
would run through the famoud Karlonal
yalloy , a superb agricultural und cattle
raising rugion , The cllmuto would
cause no more trouble on this line than
on the Northern and Canadian 1'ueillca.
DR. R. W. BAILEY ,
The original purchaser In Omaha of the formula for Dr. Stlnaxia' Lee *
Anroathotlo for the PAINLESS EXTRACTION OP TEETH.
The ONIA" MKTH01) whereby teeth nro extracted without pain endanger , nnd without using
chloroform , gas , other or electricity. The patient remains perfectly conscious of nil that trnn -
sptres , uut fools no sensation of pntu.
No aoronrss of the gums nftnr extracting , ns Is the c se with so many so-cMlcd ( imcsthctlcs.
Many who hove been ( littering from badly decayed nnd broken teeth nnd roots , have visited Dr
llalloy nnd had thorn removed pnlnlpssiy.
After having used this nmusthotlo for two months for nearly ery tooth extracted in thia
office , thol'IHSTrMltSON Is to bo found that is not entirely intistlcd with Jt merits. Somedontlsts
mny try to prejudice you ngnlnst visiting us : do not allow thorn to do o. Mnke us n cull hothor
yon dosirn dental work or not : wo re always plenseil to BOO uny or all vrhomny clioosolocomo.
nnK nf } 7 t l \l \ n P o 'r"K tuolr " fulness many yoar. .
TEETH WITHOUT PLATES , Bridge Work , Gold nnd Porcelain faood
Crowns , GOLD , ALUMINUM , SILVER , CONTINUOUS QUM und RUB
BER PLATES at lowest ratos.
A Full Set of Teeth on Ruler for $5.00. $
DO NOT FORGET THE LOCATION ,
DR. BAILEY DENTIST
Paxtoii Block , 16th and Faruaiu Streets.
( Entrance on 16th Stroofc )
Cut this out , mentioning this paper.
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A magnificent display of everything useful and ornamental in the
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A Maine paper has discovered thnt
muny of the alleged new potatoes thnt
people are buying and eating nowadays
nro not now at all , and have not boon
since a year ngo. Some follow has dis
covered" way of making old potatoes
look now by soaking them in a prepara
tion that makes the rough , outer skin
pool off , nnd leaves only a smooth inner
skin like that of a now potato.
Found Money In tlio Flsli.
Rhode Weimar , ol Shelbyvillo , Ind. ,
caught a three-p und black bass -the
other day and found in it a silver quar
ONE MORE CALL
This Is the time to replenish summer
Wo ahull continue through the month of
Auguritto offer apodal Imrgixlna In various
lined of lliMt-clim goods. Our Full Mock.
In nlreatly being Holoctoil in the KuHtern
market , anil wo must soon have room for
fresh Invoices. Hut tlio wnrm weather 18
not over yet , and our Hiippiy is still enuiil
to tliu demand of a hot day , ,
On 1st and 2nd Mortgages
At Lowest Ratoa ,
Mortgage Paper Bought ,
Block Opp. P. O.
Biiuxi ) tor Ulrli mid Younir Uulln. Kor
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Is now open. Parties iteilrlng good accommodations
on tlio new InrKO uipruts Btcuuium ot tlio famous
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Which Hro noted for tliolr rcKiilnrity , ennui io rail
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