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THE OIHA1LA DAILY BJKE : STUNDAV , SEPTEM33EH SB , 18SO.-SIXTEEN' PjlG S.
SPORTS OF EA1Y AlTUffl.
'Iho ' Latest and rrcuhest Brcozoa from the
Ball Pield ,
AMJOST THE REEDS AND THE RUSHES.
rhol'iirf , tlio "Wheel , JiliiB and Cln-
dcrnil I'ntli Dnyn of Wild Kowl
Hliootli K-Goi > < l Hutulny Head-
IIIR for tlio StiorUmnn.
The Jolt Bedford "Hit mo for tfO"
coal l n at tlio ball park his qulto
a history , and It might bo worthy
of relating. A knot ol gcatlemcn , nmoiij ?
whom -were several ball players , Including
Jack Crooks , was standing In front of Me-
Cormtck'i ' ottlco orioovcnltig during thocloso
ot the season of 18SS , discussing tlio theory of
'Bclcntlflcbnttlnp. ' Croob , It-will bo remem
bered , wai very hugely * turt on lilmself.iind
ho declared that ho could hit with a Iwtusd
ball a target ten feet Bounrc. placed ut the
outer eJRQ of left ccuier Hold ono time
out of ten ngnlnst any pitcher tlmt
could ho pitted ngninst him. Of
course Uils wai gasconade of. the purest kind.
Jeff JJeclford , Iho coat mini , however , topic
Crooks at his word , and told Win tliat ho
would put u pastel' ' ° n tins spot ( lesigiMtod
by Jack lint ! every tlino lie i would hit I ho
would giro him $ r 0 , ami buy him a suit of
clothes besides. "I'll do better than that. "
said Mr. 11. , "I'll ' Klvo .V ) to any player who
hlt-ilt , Ijcloiiglng to : inytciiuior tiny nssocia-
'Well. you got Hup , " replied Crooks , "and
hlod upon the RroiiiidH they
sign staring thoin In the face.
it VM ° ? ! Invitation and every
player in both teams that day at jncd Ills but
nt the big circular sign. I3ut It was iiou.sc.
Notonc of them \vithinnftyyardsor it.
Crooks claimed that ngriuthad llowii In his
oyelnst before the game nndho couldiitseo
thuBlgii.imd all the boys travohlm the laugh.
Hut what lias been the history of this turn }
In the tuo years nnd uhnlflth'M blazoned
Its offer In the faces o tlio AVostcrn associa
tion It has been hltbut four times and always
by a player belonging to Iho homo
lias It boon hit
team. Not once
by u visiting plnyer. In October
1883 It was hit by .Too Miller , and ho received
his little check and a now Dunlop.besides. . . In
188'J ' , Too \Valsh \ captured the prize , and this
yenrhoth ICcarns ami Ciuiavim placed tlio
sphere ngaluat the raid bearing boards. This
* T > O prize that noono would hit It. then
Reams nnd Omavan tuincil rlpht round and
hit It csuli in the sanio week. They both
promptly received their checks. After this
exploit .Mr. Bedford again changed his offer ,
nud now It reads : -'ICeiims ' and Canaynn , you
did well : hot you f > ( > you can't do It ngnin.
Hit mo on the lly for # 75 , " So thoncxtinnn
who hits Mr. Bedford's sign will reap ahar-
vestofS'JO. ' _
Wlint IJnve HUH to Sny.
\Vlieniwked concerning the rumor that
Denver , Lincoln and Sioux City woulil bed
d ropped from tlio "Western association next
season , UavoKowosnld !
"In the first place there is no Qcslro In the
association to drop "Lincoln , Denver and
Sioux City from the membership , none whot-
over , and In the second place If tucro wasatiy
such feeling Hcouhlnotbo done. The asso
ciation U simply -partnership , caehcity
holding an equal share , and when holders of
n franchise comply with the laws , pay their
dues andsalnilcs nnd appear tor games at the
dates anil plticcs scheduled tliey Unvo done all
"There never was a shade of foundation
for this report about dropping these cities
from the association. It was started by news
paper men of Omaha ami Mlnneapol's.upoti ' .
no authority whatever. I dcstro to say this
because 1 was Instrumental In petting Liu-
coin Into the association. Lincoln is agood
ball city ; much bettor for it week-day town
than larger ones in the west. . You have the
nucleus hero for a , first cluss team , which was
obtained without much oxpjnso , and m-xt
scmon you will ho ready for business , with
good prospects of petting through very much
cheaper thnn wo have run tlio Denver club
the present summer.
"As for thoassochUloiiTioxt year , I believe
that there will bo pructlca lly no chanpe. It
is nonscnso to talk of Detroit , Toledo nud In
dianapolis Betting a place. The first reason
is that Detroit will not support a team. It
has hud two of thobestevcr organized , nnd it
never supported them. Indianapolis has had
too much oE tlio National league to fall back.
Not that the Western association would uot
Biro them Rood ball , but they don't want the
Western flavor. , , , .
"In my opinion Kansas City and Milwau
kee will not go cast , because there will bo HO
plaeo for them. I look for a prosperous sea
son next year In.tho west. With plenty of
plnyors and greatly reduced salaries the
Western association will ilourlslias It never
lias before. "
"Worthy of Consideration.
I'ho guarantee plan should bo abolished , not
only in the \Ycstcm nssoolntion , "but In all tlio
leagues , It is a drawback and a hindrance ,
and mates U impossible for nny eight clut )
organization to pull successfully as a whole
through the season ,
The -waiter cities , which count Justnsmuch
In making ; up the circuit as the strougcrones ,
should have an eauttaulo whack out of the
Rate In llenof a measloy plttanco provided
solely for the payment of actual expenses.
Tlio'"perccntaKO system la the only real sys
tem that affords anything like equality In the
distribution of emoluments , The stronger
cith'-s ttlionld bo made to assist in tlio support
of the vcaker , forlt is tlio latter which make
the strong clubs famous. If they were all
equally museulai- playinRSti-opnth itwould
bodlfTorcnt , but this Is a condition that no
amountof Ingenuity or expenditure of money
can over brlnp about. There must bo strong
clubs and weak clubs , there must bo ivlaticn
and losers , lust tlio same as In the great
Kamo of life , of which baseball is a
rcflox. forty percontto the visiting elub ,
-ivitli an expense guarantee sucli as now o\-
isti , would lie avast Improvement , or why
wouldn't It bo a good Idea to make it CO and
40,00 , to the winning club no matter onwhoso
Brounditho gnino is plnyod , uailJO to the
loser. That would nvoraso up about tlio
same , nnd always bo na additional incentive
for the weaker teams to strive to overthrow
tlio stronger. Today His 190 often the caio
that tlio weiik clubs po Into the game simply
to secure the guaiiinteo , without a ilosire ,
ambition or hope of winning. All they want
la the assurance that they will get to eat and
won't lave tocouat the tlea back home.
A. I'cw llojewelcil
' 'Ilcnow one thing- , " remarked Joe \Valsu \
last night , "and that is that the Omaha's '
shabby showing this ecasoii cannot belaid to
Manager JTranU Leonard's door. JIo lias
done every thins possible to got in Into win-
ulug shape , and hnd ho been unhampoi-ed
nnd unmolested la his conduct cl thqteam
wo would now bo engaged In a hand-to-hand
tusscl with the leaders for the coveted bunt
ing. Hut that has not been the case , Ills
Dlans and theories have bcea frequently in
terfered with , ho has been dictated to and or
dered from pillar to post until Its a wonder
that holm'ta lit subject for the snnl arium.
.Anybody tuat tells mo that Leonard Isn't it
sodd , liard-worUlnff , painstaking .intelligent
and competent manager , I'll toll thoin-well ,
you know what a follow Is apt tx > tell another
< vheu ho knows lie's lying1 , doii'tyou Well ,
that's lust what I would tell any such parly
us 1 have mentioBcd. The manager is oven- .
tkliiK vlionho has -winning team , UkeSelw
liad Trot year , forlnstanco.but let Ultn under-
taljotohuiidloa lotof dubs and nmatevw.wllh
nchunio nllaround nWut every three weeks.
and see what ho Is , Leonard niadca bravo 11 ght
tiwlnst the worst kind of Mils this year , am
yet had ho been let alone AV wouldn't bo at
the tall en dot the nice now , That's what I
said. " _ _
Next Tuesday and the AYeutern assoclatloa
tasoball season for 16W will have reached Its
end , and thorn will bo but precious llxtlo
lamentation over the event. So fur as the
possession of honors Is concerned the ecu-
Octi.uilat u well , close wltU today's liattlos ,
as all the tcnmsnro now in the positions they
will occupy two days hence , The ICaniiw
Citys will take the pennant , with. Milwaukee
nocond , Minneapolis third , Denver fourth ,
Sioux City Sljtli , Omalia seventh and the
St. Pauls lost.
The season has been the most disastrous
onoln tliohlstory of the R.ime , not only Intho
Western association , butlii all the leagues
nnd lossoclations , thanks to tlio elevating cf-
fortf of the brotherhood , Unsoball is now
nt a lower ebh than at nnytlmoslncotho ilark
days of ' ? " and 78 , and intlio opinion of many
of the best Judges it will re < ium ? many years
to brhiKlttipto thoold standard again.
Tbollaltlu of the Tall Ktidcrx.
The Bhett Kox and the Aiiostlcs , the tall
ondcrs in the Western association Dennant
chase , will run up against each other no less
tnanthrco times lodny , once this morning-
andtwlco thh nftornoon. The laltcr two
ames can lie seen for a single admission.
Don't let anybody forget it , but there is
BolnR to ho ahotfihtand ( when the sun
gnei down behind -westernsandhills this
ovcnlntIts hut rnvs willllUolyfall upon nlno
Saints deader'n nuckereU. Captain Walsli
says they shant Inro n unoll. Tomorrow
afternoon and the season closes. This ilnal
strlfo will also bo with \Vatklnsfanilly ,
atidUanllonln , hoof thoinipratliorluin lungs
niidcvclopian mouth , will play right Held for
the homo team. Kverybody go , and don't
forget totakoa Winchester rillo with youl
Wliat tlic < JranVcnSay.
Tomorrow the senioti closes ,
"Kid" Nichols to already signed with
Boston for IS'JI ,
Canavan , "Wilts \VorkswllllJoOinahas
outllcld next season ,
11111 Hoover has boon doinc some tremendous
deus slugging for Kansas City.
St. I'aulhoasadlymlssed the asslstaneeof
Catcher Dally and Pitcher Mains.
Many of the men plnylnp on tlio Omaha
team today will not bo seen hero another
year.Thoy awfully sere up la Minneapolis
because Manager Hurst has fulled totukotho
" * .
Every baseball player should Join a liand-
bnlleluli. It Is the llnest winter practice in
tlio wo rid ,
The Uoston National leagnc club has can
celled Its post-season exhibition jjamos , that
Is , In the west ,
Tom-KearnswltuO , naha tills scison , has
signed -with the liochester Aincrican associa
tion team for next season ,
Advance money will bo a scarce commo
dity the corning winter. Ball players can
Omalia wasn't ' in It this year , that's quite
certain. Will they bo out of sight next sea
son I Mcfjorinlek s.iys yes.
Dave Howe thinks that Sioux City is tlio
only "Western association club that wJU not
be m the organization next year.
"Itowo's ' Rowdies" is what the Minneapo
lis writcre call the Denver team. Theyuro
good all-roundball-pUiycra at that.
AYheiitho pennants arowon there ivill bo
a Brunei hustle for players and rumors of ilealw
\vlll bo as plcntlfulns autumn leaves ,
j\s \ the playing swsoii draws to a close pub-
licattentlon iacentcringupoii the wholesale
changes which may ho canceled in baselull
soon.Ed Hcngle says Alison wanted him to phy
second for thob'aUiiico ot the season , but ho
declined to go because ho has a lame arm.
There will bothreo Ramos with St , 1'aulnt
the local park today , thollrst commencing at
low and the othcrtwo games In. the after
noon. The lust two games forono admission.
. WniiyAndrews , the veteran , has gene to
work In the UnloikPaciilcshops. Hcdocsnot
consider his uall davs over though , by a long
ways , and will again don the glove in the
Pitcher Dan'Clare of the Xlncoln club has
prone to MountCleinens , Mich , , to recuperate.
Hit health has been poor. Ho hnd an agreo-
uu'iit not to bo reserved , and under it asked
lor and received his release.
Juc ! Ilolhclay , who was once the monkey of
the Western association , has ceased his
coaching for Cincinnati since the shallow-
paled Lathainjoincd the team. The Hug ,
too , Isn't ttio ball player ho was erstwhile.
Owing to the wholesale transfer of games
and the many disputed contests the Western
association papers scum to bo In n hopeless
muddle over the championship record. How
ever , while no two tables agree , it is nulto
certain that Kimsm City has a clear load by
twenty-five points or more.
Kansas City is unquestionably strong
enough to play any team in the country , na
tional league , brotherhood or whatnot. In
fad either of the three leading Western a o-
clation teams are up to the standard of the
best oC them. Thominorloaguo cry , in these
chaotic days of baseball , la becoming nause
Nearly every otlicr licld game or sport in
vogue makes special demands upon this , that
ortho other muscle of the body to an uxtent
which frequently leads to nn abnormal mus
cular clcvcloumontat tbo cost of other un
trained force. Thus in rowing , the arms and
chest muscles are called upon for excessive
duty ; In pedcstrianlsm those of the nether
limbs are overtaxed ; but in baseball every
portion of the muscular system Is evenly
brought Into play. This it Is which makes
baseball so desirable a field sport for schools
Will Denver ever bo In it again , is the
question- being frequently propounded.
Kverythlug- badly inked out thereand
there's no telling what will happen. Howe
and Van Horn are trying to got up a
stock com pray , und Dame Kuniorhas it that
a prominent business iiwin-\vlio Is an enthu
siast and also a man of moans , is negotiating
for the purchase o ! the franchise , and should
hosuccecd will , next year , put a team in the
field that need not tulco a back .sent for any
in the Western association. The same gos
sip has it that cither Prank Seleo , now of
Boston , or IManager Leonard of Omaha , will
belli charge und that Juc'.c Croaks , ono of the
most popular ballplayers in the west , will
The Milwaukee club recently withheld
Kansas City's ' guarantee for tbo last three
games played in Milwaukee amounting to
fcJlOi ) , because "Kansas City baa failed topny
hcr association dues. " JOxactly how this
conies to bo Milwaukee's ' special business is
not clear. Sporting Lifo.liy you don't
Itnow nngthlnifabout running base ball , you
fellows down east , Out here , every club I * sv
llttlo association within itself , and ifthoy
dou't ' feel line paying the visiting dub their
guarantee , they don't do It , that's all. They
transfer scheduled games from one city to
another whenever they feel like it. without
as much as a word to anyone , If they want
anew umpire they go und liunt npsbntoox-
Vrlzo lighter and appoint him for the homo
scries , then kicu him Into oblivion. The
leaders always win nil the gnmes on the homo
grounds , and they do many other things that
w-ould make you people luush right out loud.
They am funny , awfully funny , these West
j\moiittie ; Aiiiutcurj.
Draden Is an industrious amateur.
The Muhonoy brothers arou groit pair ,
Toncrjs vlayinj llrst for the Konpnrells.
A.rnola is showingup very finely In the
Etylno is Just oatlnff up grounders at
McvAullfro will hibernate this winter at
The Diamonds' ' crack bnttory U Slnhold
Wnlly Andrews Is working in the Union
The \\'ost \ Lawns have strengthened up for
i their closing ( fumes.
Jollen uiid Laccy vlll bo the Nonpareils
tatt cry today.
, the pitcher , has vamoosed , gone
cast for the winter.
Qulnlon lia < been elected totho ofllco of ha
carrier for the Sparklers.
Arnold and Cnrmelleo , pitchers , will flalsli
the soison in the field. '
Copelanclwlll ho given n trial in the tos bv
Blair todny , He's ' all right.
What has become ol the Eden AIusocs
Stabled for tbo winter , Spudl
Voung Coy , the Park Juniors' new pitcher
u developing Into a good hitter.
Monkey Itennlson Is 0110 of tlio coiiiln
shortstops. Hu' a llttlo humtnor ,
The Dlamonda were offered SSOfortho rc-
case of Shorts top Monk BonnUoit.
Monaghan Is surprising every one ) 'by th
style In which ho is lacing thorn out , .
Slnhold will inaka a pitcher , mro' Jlo'a
got tliocuncs , speed control and head.
Both Davis and Cuiuihigluuu , of the Diamonds
mends , have coca playing splendid ball ,
Pitcher Jimmy JIart will leave oao day th.1
veelt to Join Dick Dwycr's Ilalccr City , Ore. ,
Wclll Well ! Veil ! Did you hear Of 111
lls.sourl "Valley wallopped , and by the Crane
Bcanlsonatul Draden oC the DLmionJs will
nlshlho rest of the season with the Iliga
Hnyos , the Dhmondt doughty old catcher ,
las slgnodwlththo Chicago Uardcn Oltyj
or next scuon.
ThoElBhteciith Street blars area hard lit-
o crowd to down. Such Is the testimony of
no Shamrocks , anyway.
iSIanagorParrlsli msertithitlho Nonpar-
tU aw afraid to meet hh Freaks. Doti't
ilamo'cm ' , whowouldn't 1)01 )
There will bo an amateur team orgi-ilzed
his winter that , according to its projectors ,
vlll bo able to Itnoclc 'cm all out.
The r > ark Juniors and Tour Corners wilt
lattlofor suprcmaoy this nfternoon. Young
Coy will twirl for the Juniors.
U'hoVcst Lawns nnd Eighteenth Street
Stars will meet on the gory battle field t
Inslictl's park this afternoon.
The Diamonds were badly whipped la their
asb collision with the West Lawns. Twenty-
no to fifteen -vvasthoslze of it.
Peterson of the .Shamrocks retired the
Mglitconth Street Stars recently with but
ue hit , and that was a misjudged fly.
it seems that the Omaha management lini
venltcnett on putting' Jcllen In the box , I-Io
lay pitch , however , In the llrst ganio thU
Tlio Gnto Citys play the Arniour-Cudaliy
cnmat South Omuhiitlila mornlaR. Peter-
on nnd Dolim vlll do the battery work for
ho date Citys.
JCcllers , third baseman for thoShainroclci ,
s offon hUwedillngpllgriiniigo. During his
bscnco Morlax-ty Is guarding his position In
Seaman , a proailaln ? twlrler from Den-
nlson. In. , now- attending sclioolln thlscity ,
vould likoto nlay with any of thocrack
cnrnson Saturiuys nnd Sundays.
ThoiiighSclool team for nextseoson % vlll
omprlso the following iilayorsj Bennisou ,
. ; Jlutlor , p. : 1'aylor , Ib. ; Harbor , 12b. ;
lollmnti , ss. ; IJraden.ab. ; ICellcy , rf.j Hess ,
n f. ; and Thompson , If ,
Why wouldii'tlt boa good Idea to make up
a team or the Omaha amateurs and tackle tlio
irofesslouali as a wind-up of the season next
'ucsday. Thora would bo mono/ laid that
he amateurs would lii.
Blair needs iigood second baseman. Thcro
are a number in this city , and the manage-
noiit would do well to j ivo onoof them a
rial hi their closing tramcs. Remember ,
hero's aiiolborsctisoa coming.
"Williams li pitchinc great ball for tlio Sand
lill.i , and oh my ! what a ga mo that .Tuck
} nrrhjau is cntchln . Heard that the Omaha
nniiagenirnt xvoulcl like to have .rack next
oason , but ho wants the earth , fried on both
riio Diamonds nowcotislstof Slnhold pitch ,
Vearno catch , Webb llrst , Davis second.
) rnJen third , Cunningham sliort , Arnold
oft , Hovell middle and Cavmollco ripjlit ,
ilanairoi-s desiring dates sliould address G. J ,
'rank , 1517 .Tones street.
Gatowood , who has been covering second
or the ICebnislia City team , Is now guarding
ho same bag for tlio Cranes. In a recent
ga mo ho accepted eleven chances without nn
rror. I-Io will muko a fine man. torsoino
ninor league clud next season.
JtsoUs an d Muslins.
Thoprojpects for the fall duck sliooting
( jrovbottcrand better every day , iinl ttio
[ unncrs iiro all 01 tha qul vivo for glor-
nussport. Thogrosa niidbluo-wlugol teal
lavocomo in in larger nuaiboH than for
can , and they are In inostin.isalilcont fet-
lo as fat , plump andsuccaloatas veritable
utter balls. lirgo , big-j. of thoao delicate
; amo birds are made every windy day at
VaubunccyaiidOnaw. ! , and m-iny arobsitig
[ illcdovcueverynlghtaiid morning at Cut-
Oft lake. But the taal shooting hn't a
inrkcr to the fun thcro will 1)3 wlisn the
nallards and the roJ-Ueadj and the blue-
lillsarrlyc , JVdayinn blind \\rKitla \ \ ? Or
Bnrtlctt'slVhat spjrt ! Wlnt oxhllara-
ton I How it sets tlw blood totlnsHng la
he veins of the sportsman I And \vuatcoulil
> e moro cnjoyablo in this world to a man to
ho manor born , than to time lifo easy
is ho lies crouched ' iti hl
'hido" among ; the swiyiugrceos and yellow
ano , with a soft bed of dried buffalo grass
ind lulled in to a semi-slumber during ; accssa-
ion In thollitrlitby the softsoughlnjj winds
lirougU the Hags ; then thoro's thu excite-
nciitof casting the decoys and the feverish
lastooC llxlng1 one's splf , listening , llsteniiif ;
nil the tlino for. that musical quack tholmiitcr
cnows so well , or that peculiar whistlomado
> y speedy wtnps cutting tho. bracing ah' ,
always eager and alert for the birds. There
hoycomo ! IVIarlc. Tbeysivervolti the air ,
lesltiite , then come swooping down over the
lecoys. Hut they turn , then como again ,
leaded straight for your blind. "What a
hrillmir raomentl Do not crook an elbow or
viiilcan eye orthoy will bo gonoas if on the
vlnd. Now they sotthoirwiiiKStheiryonow
offsboRinto drop , they are over the wooden
arcs , their eyes took like aloes , liaugl your
Irst barrel crashes through the lioverinjf
lock , und cracltl your second goes
if tor them as tbeyvheel and frantically and
confusedly dart away. Don't you call that
sport ! AVIth the bright tluo sky overhead ;
.ho cool autumn breezes flushing your bared
irow , and the odorous smell of lake nnd wood
and field filling nostrils ami lungs , and tlio
waving rushes and bonding reed * all about
you , _ .
Tlio Coining Trap Shoot.
The programme for the shootingtourna -
iicnttoboglvcnby Parmeleo and Naum In
Dctobor will baoat Monday. From the en-
couratrement tin minairemont las thus far
received , the mcotltiRcaiinot fall In provlnga
moMKlorlous success , Ono jjo ) ! feature of
ibo shoots at this tournament is that any
shooter may draw hli proportion of the puna
it any time , which gives arautcurs a chance
to cam pete success Cully with tlio crack shots.
Three hundred dollars , or morcwlll bo added
which fact alone will bo MilUcicut to Insure
ono of the largest attendances ever had
it any tournament ever held In tno state.
This makes the purses worth striving for nnd
will attract shooters from much lonccr dis-
Unices tlnui prizes made upslmply from entry
moneys. The special novelties will bo
another very Interesting feature , and all
devotees of the trap are clanioria ? to see Par-
inuleo and Potty , or Paruialoo nnd Elliott of
ICunsas City come together. There will bo
both live bird anil target shoo tin ? and shoot-
orawlll Hnd iioaearth of entertainments.
IIa.nilM on iTour Ioulcetbo > nkf !
There will boa sprinters' tour.ioy at Mis-
sourlVnlloy October IJ , undertho nuaase-
mentof the well known tralneraud sprinter ,
Prof , Ed Moulton. Aniouir the flyers who
wllltakopart are Con Huntley of Itupld City ,
Do , ; Clam Hough , tlio iow.i champion ; C. U.
Leo , J. Croft , Harry Bethuno , Fakir ROM ,
Matbews , Lozlcr , and others , It vlll bo a
grand old skin game all round , and the man
w lie gota away all vo will ba awarded a paw-
tor medal ,
Comic ! I lllittfr October UUCCH.
The races at the Council Bluffs driv-inff
park October 7,8 , , U and lO.undcrthoauspicoi
ot the Omaha and Council Bluffs Jooltoy club ,
promlso to bo very interesting. The jiro-
the session Is an follows ;
TtEMDAr , ocrroiiKiiT ,
mirso . . W)0 )
Thrco-year-old , stake. " . . . . . UK )
, ociouiii8. :
2 : fiO trotting ; , purse . . . $ 0
Ur'JOpnce , PIITSO . , . . m
Two-year-old , stake . . . . 50
Tin-Harm , octKUEiiO.
2 : fl3 trotting , purse . . . . (100 (
F'reo-for-all ti-otting , puno . . . . . . 600
Oiie-y cur-old , stake . ; . . 50
rniOAV crroiiEii 10 ,
a:30trottlnpr , purse . . . . . | | 00
l-'rec-for-all pai-o , purse. . , , . . . , , . . . &M )
l ive-forall , stallions , purse . . wo
VYIiiKierlnH | | ; ofllic Wliecl ,
Captain Kinerson has wturued from his va
cation and Is agnlii m command oC tuo active
"K. 13. Sniltli wears his modal with an CMV
Knco that is qulto becoming to his style of bl-
Portcrflold Is covered with glory and med
als and thlnlo Poorli is the largest city In
the worldliest to Omaha.
Anunibor of O. W. 0. "boys will tour to
Sioux City anJ visit the corn palace this
It was a aiottcaUo fact that the : ) i30 cliss
raw was run In the best tlino ma 3o at the ro-
ueut tournamcut U ; 03 a-S , ThU shows ho\v
rapidly the j'OUijw rldors arc coming totho
The man who started the rumor that the
"ono man club" nndtho "juveniles" are about
toconsolldntc will Tie woJrlnp ftcofiln onoot
tlicso days , accord Ian to oftlclnl roporo.
Some of the ' ? hrltcs among- the older
riders did notdontiweLlH % vasoxpectedand
nota rcwsjicctatorsworodlsappolnted attho
way a iminbcrof tlroi-aws were notwoii , but
Holton did very.dovor work anil demon
strated Iho fact IIM ho lJ a very r t ruler.
HUexcellent ti-nbilng ami fiool judgment
was thocausoof hUsucccss.
Ous lipenctcr'tJ-siitoty bucked him off only
tlirco times la t iwclt Ho Is lowering his
averacro a llttlq , . but Is ereltlnir so used to
allghtiugovertU'c Ifiindlo ban that ho thinks
of adopting ; tbtaiatylo of dismount perma
PiUTenrathls back from Chicago , where ho
\ventrceciitlytooaupvlho positioner hap
piest man at the wedding of a very dcur
friend. The club extends congratulations.
The Omaha Wheel club liavo their century
run today. Elk City mid return this morn-
InganUOlciiwood and i-eturu In tbo after
K. C. Howe , Nov Haven , Conn. , and A. . W.
Darr , tt'estboro , Musi , reached Omaha
AVcdticsdiiy on their tour across the continent
from Boston to San l'ranclsco , They vcro
entertained cytho Omaha \Vhcol club Avhilo
licre and rosumeil their journey Friday morn
ing.Now that the racoi are over and the - visitors
ors have departed with tholr sliaro oC the
spoils , the club will have ample tlino for re-
Jlcctloiion tlio outcome of tlio tournament ,
and speculation 011 how much they uccoin-
pllshedln their labor of love In bringing back
blcycloiMuliigto good repute In the eyes o
our sport loving public. lUppoJrommB has
been theordcrof thliiRaso long that thopeo-
ploareslow toroallzo that anytlilngolsocaii
bo possible In Lloyc-la racing , but It U to bo
lioped this % vlll bo the beginning odi now era
nndwlicn thonoxtannual tournanient takes
place it will receive a well deserved patron
The two runs tendered the vlsitlnffvhcel -
inen last Sunday mro toHomictt's vineyard
and round the city respectively , the former
in the morning ami the latter In the after
noon. The vMtort expressed themselves ng
delighted with Omaha iintt her surroundings.
The Omalia wheel club tournament last
wok was a brilliant success so tar as tbo
racing went , A prettier or more IntcrostniR
scries of contorts \vcro \ never witnessed In
this section of the west. Aiidyot the attend
ance \\-ns small. If it had been ono of tlio
I'rinco-Morftan-lSi'k fulics tliousandsvould
have turned out , und then cried fakouud hlp-
podronw till Iho close of the year.
The Apollos won twenty-two prl/es out of
the possible llilrtvslx offered. Of those ten
were tlat pilzos , ten sccoml and two third
prizes. The Omaha wheel club -vvon twelve
out of a posslblo thii-ty-clKht-tcn first , ono
second and ono third prino , The visiting
wheelmen teolc nhoprir.cs , live llrst mid four
second , These statistics show that the
.Apollos , as ilders , are rislit up with their
oldOL1 confreres , the OinaHas. at every stage
of the game. They won both ordinary state
championship races , -while Porterllelcl won
the safety championship , Of the visiting
riders who were hero were ( JcorgoMarkoy ,
UT. riskc , ItalphTemple and youns Krlur
of Lexington ; l > i-aiii , Jvlockott and Wilson of
J.lncoln ; Tom and Jim Patterson and P.ir-
inaleo of Plattsmoutk , and Elleclc and Klco-
The annual century run will take place to
day. His nointrun ] with thoO.V. \ . C. boys
and the start \vill ho made at 4 a. in. The
destination , is to Elk City and return in the
jnoming und to .Ulgnwood intho afternoon.
Unattached whodmeti are Invited to tike
inrt. train and. 4\Vilsou \ of Lincoln % vill bo
ouhandaudsovoral other Nebraska wheel
men. , , j
The boys have already begun to work pro-
jiarlugfor their benefit to beheld In Novem
Holton lias dcnmiatrato'd that ho is the
fastest man In 'thu ' club. He will muko a
llyer , indeed , ono Of thcso days.
There will bo four'daysoC good trotting nt
the Conncll lilufTb 'drivincr park , wok after
next , October" , S,0-undlU. , ,
JhonD. Crelghtou1 has bought the hlgli-
lred ) 1'illy Crombiiiiu'by Director (217) ( ) dam
Lookout , of B.v Ford , of Lexington ,
Gunners are having high old times among
ilio jacks. They came inwith the equinox
last week nnd have teen affording tip-top
sport ever since.
Captain Jack Crooks of thoColumbusO. ,
association team has the spotting editor's uc-
Ituow lodgements fora llfo-llko photograph of
The Soutli Omaha athletic club Is mnklug
extensive arrangements for their dedicatory
services. A rich and varied programme will
slgnalUo the occasion.
John Roller \va3 awarded the diamond
modal for the best seasons average of the
( late City gun club , /.ol'cris ' a line shot
nud his total average was 70J ( ' .
There is aunivcrsul desire on the nart ot
all local shooters to seoJohii Petty and lranlc
I'lirmcleo como together at the touruumoat
next month , iu a 10J live bird raeo.
The Duiimlro & Cross shooting grounds
across the river are to lie materially Improved
this fall anil put la , first-class slmpo for a
grand Interstate trap tournament in April.
Bi'lyMagncr ' Is the owner of the hand
somest and best bred King Charles spaniel
in Nebraska. Ho Is n line duolt retrieval- ,
although ho has been Injudiciously handled.
J. A , 1C. Ulllottof Kansas City Is now un
questionably the champion llvo bird trap
shootcrof .America , T-lowlllbo presentnttno
1'iirmclCU-lNason tournament next month ,
ready and anxious to aceonimodnto any or
all the local cracks.
nilly Thompson is organizing a grand
coon liuntlng expedition , xvlileh will invade
the big timber nciirCulliouri within the next
Wo weeks. I'lio same party visited this sec
tion some months since nnd killed five coons
and u wild cat. So Hilly sayy , but every
thing Illlly says don't most always some
Tha handsome and valuabloLavcrlclc setter
belonging tnMr. Charles Johannes of 1114
South Twenty-eighth street has been missing
slueo Sunday owning- , fie Is probably the
finest , best bred and best broken bira dog in
the vest , and Is a priceless pet of Mr.
Jobannos. Anyone convoying any informa
tion , ailo thodox' * wlicroaboats will bosuit-
Dr. Dohso writes the sporting editor that
sliootlcff is first cliiss roundabout Bancroft
this fall and will bo fur better as the season
advances. A\lthna | mile oftho to\vn Istho
beautiful Crystal like , beneath -unose silver
surface disiiort countless myriads of pickerel ,
bass , croppies nnd other tlsh , and above them ,
In season , the canvas Lack , mallard , redhead ,
teal and wild geese wing tlieirway , or rode
upon Iho gentle waves , while snipo. woo < l-
coelc , curlew , rail and plover haunt the feed
ing grounds about the water's ' ed pp ,
The ( mall season ' m. Nebraska will bo open
October 1. The b'lmls are reported moro
plentiful tlian they have boon known in this
Bootion for ncarlyftu.ycars. , ( ( Tlio season baa
boon especially an jv'ous ' for breeding and
the birds seem to ? Ut > vo given their entire
attention to this Ijiuilnblo pastime , rniinv ol
them bringing forutjio ) ; second brooil , wnlch
are now largo on au-ong enough to hustle
for themselves. J'hn open season foriiuii |
extends toJiiuuury- , any ono caught
violating- these proiilMOUs should bupunishec
to thollmitof thovla\x , If tills is done there
will bo nil abuiidaifmiof birds Lett over for
broodingpiirposc.yiupthor season , Thcro it
no moro oxhllaratiufrprhoalthpromotliig licit
sport that ( juullj | iciitiiitj and sportsmen
sliould bo raisoimb/lg In their liidulgenco i
they would see bo blrdi multiply nnt
recupcrato. ' _
Please state In Sunday's BIK whom Dae
Clarke played in , jSi and what position J
Hiirrj-Bpidmiui , South Omaha.
AIM.Ylth. . OmaJiu. Pitcher.
Todecldoa bet please state in Sunday's
DBK whether P. T. Uirnuni the thowinau la
deadl-K. 1B. . , Omaha.
Ans , Hols not.
Kindly state In noit Sunday's ' REE the
number of draw lltjhti iiuflo by John L.
Sullivan. Hilly Mctjulrlc , ilaRloClty.
Ans , Three , with 1'atso.y Cardiff , Charlie
Mitchell and Tug Wilson.
Will you pleosa In form nnovlco with the
gun what the dllTcroiu-o is In the Hbootint ,
quulltles ofa thirty or n thirty-two lucl
barreled gun and it twontv-olifht Inclif-
Chicken I luntor , Alllancoi Jfco.
Ans , Thodtfferoncols hut slight. If the
tlio cuas vcro bored exactly ullko It woult
defy any ono to dlatingulsh the dlfTurcnuo
although the thirty Inch barrel Is the preferable * -
able length In cither a ten or Uvclvo
Mcline , MilbUrn 1 Stoddarfl Co , t-
Special S&h During Next Thirty Days ,
Plarmy and 13tk Streets * and Ninth and Pacific Streets I
pun , anil many think better so faros Its
ihoollni ? qualities are concerned.
Please state In Sundays HER nad settle n
dispute , -with whom and where did the
Omaha team play on Decoration day 183'J ' }
J. 1-1,0. , , Omahii.
Am.Yith Sioux City , nt Sioux City ,
Omaha winning by a score of 12 to 1.
Can you please In form me of the n atnre o f
the superior qualities of a pure liver colored
pointer , l-'or clilckcn nnd duck shooting , iu
bavin ! a gun mnde , would you advise cylinder
bore for ttio riclit : t > arrcl and inodillcd choke
for ttoleftl-13.0. Woodruff , Vnlloy.
Ans. A liver-colored pointer has no supe
rior qualities over any otlicr colored pointer
of good Wood nnd handling , Would advlso
you to have both barrels modified choke un
less much of your chicken shooting Is done in
the standing corn. I1or wild fowl shooting
both barrels should be cholted.
"Wo have been havinK a dispute hero for ten
days past over si question of a "Mil" or "lost
bird" in a recent match on the Ues jNlolncs
club grounds. Various local authorities liavo
been approached , but dlsapreo to such an extent -
tent that it has been ngreod to leave It to tuo
sporting- editor of 1m : BKR for settlement.
1'leaso reply by mall. CJrcen steps to the
score and shoots his pigeon ; It falls within
bounds , lie starts to recover tlio bird , lie
reaches and picks the bird up , nud stnrts to
return , when it flutters , escapes from his
hnndsandllles out of bounds. Whatlslt , a
lost bird or notl l-Tarry IX II. , les IMolnes ,
Ans , If the bird was challenged before
Green started to retrieve it , It is a lost bird ;
If not , it is a kill. 2 "o questions In this de
partment are answered by mall.
ltf > SKJL Wit TIKELA DIES ,
Cherry blosoinsonpis the latest 0 ovlce for
tinting and scentlny the lips.
ClirUtliioNilsson is supposed to ImVobeon
Oabancl's model for the famous "Marguer
There never vas avill made yctthatdidn't
disappoint somcbodv-cspechdly a woman's
The girl with the black Suede shoes carries
a wallet the sine of u prayer-book bound in
the same leather.
Mmo. Mshelet , the widow and colhbora-
tour of the historian , Is preparing a volume of
his travels for the press.
Tlio traveling blouse , which Is not unlike
the hunting jacket of afow years past. . Is to
boworn on the street with u dark cap.
Queen Victoria Is very tciiadous of the
rale that eho shall hear at least mice n week
from members of her family absent in other
lands. She likes letters.
The empress of Austria , a London correspondent
pendent declares , buys some costumes with
out bcliiK' measured for them , nnd Is to bs
"seen iti the streets wearing ready made
D On board tlio royal yacut Osborno the
princess of Wales went about In. white llanm.- !
costumes cmbrolderlcd with gold , white
peaked caps and wliito shoes , playing ; the har
All kinds of Irish lace are coming into
favor , and bridal dresses for youthful ladles
are trimmed effectively in Limerick. CJul-
p-j.ro und point lace do Ccno have by 110
means Ronoout ,
Chinchilla , the fur of the small South
American rodcjit , is coining Into fashion
iiKuln. Beaver is moro in demand than ever ,
bu t onlya very small proportiou of the goods
so called"arc real beavers.
They have a lady in Grand Rapids , Mich. ,
who is as great a crank on black as the wife
of Senator Davis of Minnesota. All her un-
clorgarmeiils , nsvvell as the sheets uud dra
peries of her bed , are black.
Her majesty bos sent a splendid cradle ,
richly ornamented , to her great grandson ,
tholnfantof the Duke Duchess of Sparta ,
audthcs whole outllt. for the child was bouKhl
hi .England by the Empress l-'rederlclc.
Through the Inllucnco of tlio Women's
Franchise league a bill is to bo Introduced
Into parliament next session to check the
public exhibitions of hypnotism , which have
become so common oflato in Great Britain.
Khoda lirounhton , the English novelist , has
written twenty-two bookosand published but
ten. Shols lif ty years old , snovvyhalrodbut
sweet-faced anJ sunny-hciirtod , S ho has a
ju-ctty homo in Oxford that It has taken her
a quarter of u century to procure ,
Vulgarity liea In iiuntion misulted totho
condition of lifo to which you belong , says
Froudo. A lady is vulgar when sbo has tlio
niaiinnra of a l < ltcheii-maidand , the Ultchcn-
maid ts vnlRar when she affects the manners
of n lady. Neither is vulgar so loner as she
Is contented to bo herself.
Chief among the lady ci-icketers of London
uthlcllu society Is Lady lidward Hoiucrset ,
whocaptaineU the team at C.loucestcrshire
not long ago and inado seventy-three runs ,
ttio victory being brought about by thosplon-
did batting of Lady E. Howard anil the
Misses .Maud , Uciii-yMatluws a'id AVallliig-
To the woman of limited means It may bo a
comfort to know that straw bonnets and
round hats will bo vorn all winter. In the
Uiiinmingvclvotls the popular xualnrialcom ,
bined withsillc tissue or cream , aster , blue ,
white , orange or any other color that will
make a pleasing contrast with Iho darker
Oulda has hcrnanio on twenty-seven nov
els that has paid nor more money thnn anj
history published ia tha last ( junrtor of u cen
tury ; thoDuchosH is the authorof twenty-
three pa km-tattorcd romances ; itosa N ,
Carey lull written clovoa Iwo stories , Mrs.
forester ton , Mrs. II , Lovett Cumoron nitio
and Laura Jean Mb by seven.
Ills net generally known , perhaps , that
Lady Randolph Churchill , formerly Miss
Jennie JeromeIs a capital musician and , did
any reverses como teller , she couU support
herself and family with Iho proceeds that her
paintings would command. Shohas nsludio
in bur London houtoand paints diligently
pictures that have real merit and beauty.
.Through the aid Of Mrs. MackayLady ,
Archibald Campbell and thoUuchess ofAbur-
corn. Mrs. Horne-Payuo , a London Journa
list , has succeeded In placing her "Cottage
Industries" In KliiKsbrtdROOii aself-aupport-
ing basis. These "CottaKO Industries" ai-o
line weaving , embroiders , lacotnaUlng , eto. ,
which iwr women cm t-arry on at tboir
Of the seven ladles in waiting of Queen
Margaret of Italy , twouroNuw Vorlc girls
thol'rinccss Vleovuro.wliowasNhs Kleaiior
LorillardSpencer , and the princess 13ranca s-
do , who was IMiss Ulckson fiolJ. The hus
band of princess Vlcovarolitt Ccncl and still
owns the magnificent oahico which WH the
property of Lucre < cla 1'otronl , ntep-motier ! ot
BeatriceCencl.tot'cther with , many memori
als of that 111-mod beauty ,
Mncrva Parker , n I'lifladelfihla architect ,
less than twenty-four years of ao ( , has re
ceived tlio commission from the woman's ' dc-
Iiiirlinentof tbo world's fair to erect the pa-
vllllon for tlio Isabella exhibition , Miss Har
riet Ilotiincr , who IH to make the Queen Isa
bella statute , vlll submit nwiix niodol of her
work In December , nnd Kli/.ii Alton Kturr ,
wlia Is writing the lifo of tuoijuecn , has
iiourly comjiloted the work ,
Dr. Ulrnoycuroacatun-h , Dee May.
EMU PHISKIiHS' ' SIIIUCLES ,
"Wlicu They cro Haug Oat and the Suf
ferers Tlioy Attracted ,
DR , GEORGE L , MILLER AND THE PAPOOSE ,
Old Kcrs'H Untie Tlirbugli the \VllloiV8
mill the IniHt Hvont in liltoon
1'aflh in whluli Uouvo
The pliyslcinns of Omana's childhood days ,
and their first cases I
Theirs Is In which fact
a life-story sur
passes ticlloii , realism , romance , and the end
is Illumined with lionor and wcll-deaervcd
"Our old family physician ! "
The ring of alionioseiitlniontncxt almost
to that of a lather und mother , Is contained
in the pliraso.
Iu the of this ' the
primer city's youth ques
tion , \ \ first physician of Onuihal
Dr. CJcoi'KO Ij , Miller.
Ho came hero in 1854 , befoi-o thovo was n
permanent settlement , anil when only a few
huts and shanties represented all there xvas
of Omaha. U'lio place -was surrounded by
Indians , It swarmed with , Indians they out
numbered the whites as tlic sands of the sea
shore outnumber the shlin of the sea. A.nJ
Dr. Miller's first patient vas nn Indian child ,
As given to a representative of THIS BCK by
the doctor himself a few days ago the partic
ulars run as follows :
"I was guided to the child's sido" said lie ,
"by Its lather who wasaiijthingbutjipropos-
sosblug rcdslcin. I-Io led mo a long chase
through ti-cachcrous brush anil clumps of
scrubby trees down around where the silver
smelting works and Union Pacific shops now
stand. It was n chinos ugh as 1 shall never
foixet , for my hair stood on end most of the
way , as I expected , at every stop , to bo
pounced upon by Indians who 1 knew
would not Hesitate , Intho least , at scalping
or murdering mo if they happened to bo in
the hu mir.
"Finally my guido reached his tcpco and
motioned mo to enter. I obeyed nnd , within ,
found tlio grandfather and uraiuhnother as
well as tlio mother of the child. Bo/oro min-
isteriiiB-to tlio llttlo patient , I "vvas compelled
tosmolcetho vlpc of peace witlieacli member
of the tyro generations oC relatives that were
represented. This done , I was permitted to
seethe llttlo sufferer. I found my patient
liaailouble pneumonia , and that the case was
wajuttcrly hopeless. Satisfied that I could
beef nouso , I explained , by rnaklnpf use of
thosiunttoritijtof Inilhui language thatl had
picked up , that the child vould dlo , and tfcen
1 returned homo after successfully running
another halr-ralsliii ; gauntlet.
"Tho next inoraliiRthe father unpaired at
tTio shanty where I was sleeping1Io was
plastered from head to foot with mud. IVly
kiiowlcdgo of Indian customs told mo , at llrst
KlaiiL-e of him , that the child was dead-a fact
which ho communicated in a still moro strik
ing muiincr by a weird posturing of hlshimds
and head , and by lying prone upon 7iU back.
"The next doctor to como hero was B. Y.
Sliclloy , who arrived hi 1S35 , but remained
only u snort time. In the same year came Dr.
Harvey Link , who Is now a fanner and TC-
sides at MillarU. The next year , la i ,
brought Dr. J. P. Peck among us. H6 was a
jrraduatoof the Ohio medical college , and for
many years occupied a pluro in the tlrst rank
o f phys ichins In th is con n try.
"In ISttcarioDr. A. Cliapel , a graduate of
tlioNbwYorUcollogOof physicians nud sur
geons u man thoroughly well equipped for
his work Ho left us in the fii-oat crash of
"The next -was Dr , Seymour , whoso Initials
I cannot recall , Ilocnmoin Ittai or lluf ! , and
occupied u leading place In the community
forsoniotlmo. lie died inn distant stato. "
Heine ; asked how miieh ofu feoho iwelvcd
in that Indian-child case. Dr. Mllor replied :
"Xot a cent I N"ot even u stone pipe or a
bow 11 n < ( arrow , "
Afow rooms from where Dr , Miller now
pusses his ofllco hours Is found the by no
means used Dr. Uichnrd C , Mocyu
" 1 arrived inOinnhaon September 5. 1805 ,
comliiK up frail St , Jooby boat. " said Dr.
Moore. 1 landcil ut wlmt was called the old
1'orter A Deud warehouse , wh u-h was owned
by Harry IDcuel , now city ticket agent for
tlio Union 1'aciiic , and his brother-in-law ,
Judge 1'ortcr. The wind was blowiag a
perfect hurricane and tbo air was blindlngly
full of dust. An old darkey charged mo a
dollar for bringing mo four HO.uar0"awny
uptown" to the Ilcnidcn house. A week
after KCttltiK hero I went to ofllco with
Kr. I'cck.andslK . months later into partnership -
ship with him ,
"My first 'customer' was a sandy-corn-
plcxlonod follow named Fcrcuson , whocanio
after moon a sandy-coniploxlonod mule , to
got mo to bo present at an anticipated in
crease in his family. 1'rocurlng ono of
Hoimin'sokl omnibus hones , Isetoutto fol
low Kurt'usoii to thoscoiioof aufforinR. Our
destination wmnspoton 1'om Murray's ' farm ,
where the corner of Ninth and Uancroft
streets Is now , \Yo followed nothing but a
blind trail which Jed through thick brush ana
scrubby trees , Old Kerirusoii was used to
dodging the limbs that slapped back late the
f ace of o person on horseback , but I wasn't.
Old Porg tore aloiif ? tlirougli tlio brush and
scrubby trues at a break-neck spaed and every
iiotvund then would yell , 'whoop ' 0111 up
faster , "Doc , or you'll bo too late for business , "
"If I didn't look ; as Ittwugh I had Indeed
\vhoo jx-'d ' 0111 up' by the tlmu I put to his cab
in then my 11:11110 is Dcimli , Both hands and
facowci-q fairly raw and I was almost blind ,
Tlio consummate aggravation of the whole
thin ? was that Iho ro was no increase In the
family for moro than twenty-four hours , although
- ' ' ' woman1 assured It
though I-'crg's'old mo was
mighty comfortln * fur to have mo on hand
mighty jrood and early. ' If , howeverl-'org's ,
wife had known th sit unit was my lirstoxno.
ru-nce at an accouchment I wasonly twenty.
tlireo years old slie might not have found
quite HO much coin fort In my presence , But
the little darliiiK finally came.
"llowmuchdld I charge formy services !
.Fifteen dollars ; and it took old ifereuson
just four yuan to pay the bill.
"In ISWor IWT I had astlllmoro cxcltlnic
case , j\nold Englishman cumo to mjrshunty
ono day holding his lint onwith one haiul
and carrying n pail f water In the otlicr.
Ucmoving his hut and putting down the pall
utono und the sanio tlmu" , ho exclaimed :
' "Them darned Indians have do no it this
time , doc"
, , Thu ilith t of his head was horrible !
"Ho liad Just been sculped !
"fully four-fifths of Ills oiitlro scalp was
gone , leaving the skull bnro ,
" 1 wa used to seeing tough nights , but
tint sunt a islilvor clear through mo ,
" , Vs 1 looked upon the fearful Hi ht fora
niomuiit , the old mini added :
" 'But ' tarmto their denied red
Bpt my scalp away from 'on after all nnd
I'vfl brought it to you to havu vousov 'or
on-you'll ' Jlndlt there In Unit pat lot water ,
fcrvousoo I nut it In water tfllceoii 'or ' fresh
and lively 'till I could get to you. '
"Ami sure enough , there was his scalpjust
as Iho ren devils ban lorn it from his head.
J'oor fellow , how ho cried when Hold him
that the severed covering wlilch lie hud so
successfully regained could never bo ro
ll aced ; that It was already deiii ) , as wo
physicians term it , and that engrafting was.
undertho circumstances , wholly Impossible.
Uutlsavi'd hh life , andlio isnlivoand well ,
llv ng ngalii In merry IJnglainl , but the top
of his head is ono great scar , like that from
a burn. And , I will mid , that this is the
oldest case on record In this country whcro
tholiroof a. manwhoxvls scalcd | ) has bam
"Wr. 1'eckmcd totcllnRoodf toryon D.\V. \
Hitchcock , -who , inthosednvswas passenger
agent hero of Iho Hannibal Ai St. .loe rail road ,
which was the llrst road to strike the Mis
soiirl river , and wbois now in San I-'runcisL-o
filling a similar position with tha 1
Union Paclfle. Hitchcock iviw 'ono
of tbo boys' and liked to roam around nt
night. After stajlm * out pretty late lu <
would go around to Ur.l'eck's ofllce , whcro
lie was always welcome , nnd drop down on a
lounge to snoo/o away the few hours of sleep-
ingtimothiuinigntbu left of the night.
"Well , early one evening \volind ahungiii. ?
bcom town. A fdlow ny thennmoof 13ou\o
van thcvictlm. J1U offcnso consisted in en
tcrlng Iho homo of a man named Tavlorli.j .
lived on the llig 1'applo river , intiinidiitlnc
I\Irs. \ Taylor who happened to bo alone at thu
time , and then robbing the house. The crlnn-
was committed in the afternoon Jind a llttlo
after sundown liouvo wis cnugbt and liunic
lllldcud from 11 ] > lank stuck out of ono of the
window ) of the olu court hoiuo. Later in tlio
evening the body was cut down and bulled
.Or. Peck thought this would bo a line i-hnniv
for him to gcta body todlssect , So after thu
burying party hnd returned andnourlyoverj
body xvas abed the doctor gotn man to help
him and went mill dug up Uouvo's body anil
taking It to tils olllco storeil it under the sofu
until morning , when ho intended to lind u
better place for it.
"Abouta o'clock the next morning , as luck
would have It , Hitchcock entciod the doctor's
office after a night with the boys , Intending
to occupy the friendly sofa. Itw as u bright
moonlight night. Scarcely liad ho entered
the room when lie noticed the too of a. boot
stickitigout from under the lounge. Curi
osity , backed bv a very fearless state of tnlnd
that happened to bo bis about that hour ,
prompted lilm to reach down and grfwb tlio
boot. It was full. So wis he , and hogavoit
a strong 'yank1' ' Out cumo another boot , nnd
both boots had legs stuck In 'cm. ( ! rubbing
"both of ' 0111 ho commenced to reason AvItU
their owner before giving a second pull.
' "Pnril , old boy , you're a fool hear what
Isny pai-d von'i-on fool tjiking the udder
side of a bed when the top side's emptv 1 *
"Receiving no answer Hitchcock contin
' "Paralyzed. chj veil , the only dif.
hetwixttis is that you fared better than I
Old and probably had a little stouter urllclu
of plzcn.Voiidorlf youaiii'lKotadrop or-
two left In a bottle spmewhcre about your
"With this Hitchcock pave the fdecpcr a
linaljeik that brought his face full Into thu.
' "MyUod-lfs Ilouvc's body ! ' jelled tbo
explorer , dropping the dead rain' * legs and
rushing toward the door. Before Hitchcock
had got it unfastened , however , Dr. Peck -
who had scon ami heard the whole thing
liad coolly stepped to his side , und bursting
out in laughter , remarked : *
" I say , Hitcliold boy , Just loosen thu
poor devil's nccktioandho may rest better' ' '
for ttio noose was still about the dead cul-
"Theappearance of the doctor , his alter
nate calmness and luuchtur , put Hitchcock
'on' ' to the whole situation immediately , hut
tbo doctor told mo he was unable to per
suade 'Hitch' ' to spend the remainder of the
night at the ofllce.1
Dr. Blrnoy , nose und throat , liee blJfj
BlXtivLAr. 11 * B.V.
Athens , G a , , has a cat that weighs sixteen
Oysters live to the ago of. from twelve to
Does stung four horses to death at Ula.v-
llcld , Mich. , afowilays ago.
Two crops of peaches from the snmo tree in
ono season uro reported from Orlando , lfii.
A negro at 1'orry , Oa. , Is said to weigh a ID
pounds and to have gained 100 pounds within
A white rabbit ivith lone , -woolly hair wan
caught reuontlr by J , S. Kleuldnger of iior-
rcllvillo , Pa.
A Kentucky widower has Just married bin
seventh wil'o , lie Is tiglity-llirco and his
new xvifo is over llfty years of age.
A snake cucumber seven fort Ion K and re
sembling a hideous grconsnalco coiled , Is ono
of tbo curiosities of L.O.S Angeles , Cal.
A colored man living in Worth counts ,
Gcorgi.i , Is t lie owner of a llttlo led steer that
recently trotted twenty-two miles In tour
hours hltchod to a cart.
A Willlamston , Wloh. , man , whoso well ran
dry , found that the roots of -willow hau
Brown a distance of twenty-four feet , coiled
up on thu bottomln a solid moss , and wirtu
carrying nil the wilier into thefuliagc.
In' Haborsham 1'arlc. Oa. , Is a curious
prapevlne. AboutAvo Jeet from thORround ,
from a largo ollvo oak , thcro pi-otudc-s a
Ki-apuvlue about one Inch hi diameter. The
trco Is perfectly solid and no roots to thu
grnpavlno can bo seen.
Throe yuan ago n lake In tho'Moosonw ] dis
trict , near Ottawa , Oaundn , vblch was morn
than u mlln iiH'lroinnferonoo , dhappciirud cn-
tiri'ly from womo oauso. A fiirmor pnrchiwed
the Iniio txjttoin iiuil lus this year ruised u
in.ignliln'iit , crop ot wheat upon It.
A strimgo fivalc of nature is reported from
liavon I.uke , Manitoba. A cow belonging to
. ) nines Snyiter gavu birth ton legless i-nlf.
'I'lio body Is long , with n large tall , by which
it propels itself. Its head nud nock are
natural. It bawls and drinks milk , but hi
other waya rosoiublus n largo fish , and Is
called tbo "fish-calf , " It hai projections on
each sldowhlcli reseinblollns ,
Tor four yours Mury Ryan of Ashland ,
"WIs. , aged twenty-four , and .formerly u
bright , active girl , lia-i MilTorod from a
atrangti malady.thai haflloil all the phyuiclaiiH
and mlcroscopLstJ who had examined her
caso. . The dlsoaso wiu pronounced tulnir-
culosisor eoiiHumiitlitu , anil thocnso wasum-
slderod hopeless , l ast night Alls * Ityitu
cou huil up a ntiln lo nail , much curroiod \
that Hhols uupposeil to havu Hwullowcd about
the tlmu uho was llrst iiDUutod ,
Dr. Illrnoy , nose and throat , 31eo bldjj- .
There Is a young lady la njsanitarlum tit
Clifton Springs , N , V. , who lias bccomu such
mluvu to cliocolutocuiidy that all tlio shop
keepers for miles around have been notlllod
not to sell hit any , Shohas eaten so much of
It that her Wn hai become thoeolorof chouo-
lato. Keeoiitly , hy a pleco of decoptlon , nhu
vas nbloto jjot two pounds of the caiulv from
nronrcctloiicr's ' and ate It i\I ) at ono Hitting ,
hho wasorlou8lylll for u while , but la agalu
ready for mere
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