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16 THE OMAHA DAILY BEilg ; SUNDAY , AUGUST 5 , 1801 ,
CHAT WITH THE BOXERS
A Cursory Bcviow of the Fate of Mysterious
Billy Smith ,
CHICKEN SHOOTING AND ITS DELIGHTS
AVIil | irrliiKK of the Wheel The DOR , Iloil
and ( Inn The 1'rnnnnt Chn o nnd Din-
moml GoMlp The Umml Hun-
day Sporting ( Irlst ,
ERTAIN It Is that
my Ryan has
things down about
right. He has made
few , If , any , mis
takes during his
career as a pugi
list , and today linn
not only the honor
of being the wel
pion of America ,
England and Aus-
trn , but the most skillful and scien
tific fighter In the world. So far ns
his get-away capabilities are concerned
even slippery Jim Corbett never saw
the day he was In It with him. A man
that can flght twenty rounds with such a
supremely robust antagonist as Mysterious
Ullly Smith and como out of the same with
out ns much as a nose bleed proves him-
lelf the king-pin of them all. That's what
Tommy did , and consequently the palm Is
On the night cf the fight and after It was
all over , and while Smith was tossing In
pain , bruised and contused out of all sem
blance of hla good looking self , on his little
cot In the Twin City club rooms , Ityan ,
with a party of choice spirits , was seated
In Dell Itutld's back parlors , discussing ,
over sundry cold bottles , the thrilling events
of the evening.
"I am done with finish fights for all time , "
observed Tommy , as he tipped back against
JV the wall and quietly sipped his Apolllnarls ,
"there 1 ? nothing , In them ; In fact , there Is
I very little In the 'business at Its best. How
ever , I can realize as much by limited-round
exhibitions as I can by fighting any of these
guys to a finish. I do not want to appear
egotistical , but I don't believe the man lives
who can best mo In a limited match. There
fore I have made up my mind to stick to that
fityle of fighting from this on out. "
In referring to the fight , some one In
quired of Tom whether Smith had reached
if him effectively any time during the turn-up.
"Did he ? " quickly responded Tom , "well
I should remark. He caught me one right
hand smash In the throat while I was going
from him 'long In the early part of the
flght , and for a few seconds I thought the
world had ended. It cut off my wind like
a razor , and I felt It to the very close.
Then he gave me a poke In the kidneys once
or twice that didn't do mo a bit of good ,
but that was about all. He never gave mo
a single facer that amounted to anything ,
nnd all of his body blows combined Into one
dlan't equal the solitary smash I adminis
tered In the pit of his stomach In the first
clinch In the second round. It hurt him
badly , and while it enraged him horribly ,
I saw a change In his demeanor Immedi
ately , and I knew all I had to do was to be
careful and bldo my time. "
"There has been a whole lot of talk , "
continued Tommy , "about there being a
yaller streak In me , or a corner off of my
heart , or something or other , I don't know
what , but I notice when I flght , and It
comes down to actual punching , that you
generally find the boys wjth tha long green
pretty generally on my side. Why a week
ago the Twin City club people telegraphed
It broadcast over the country that Billy
Smith was and would bo the favorite here
up to entering the ring , and at the same
time there hadn't been a single bone bet.
If the Mysterious was the favorite It was
filmply with a few stiffs hero who lost their
Btuft when I ended Danny Needham's claims
to being somebody. Ever since that memor
able event they have been praying out here
that God would send along a man who
would knock my bloody head off , but up to
dote God has fooled 'em , and will continue
to fool 'em for some tlmo to come , 'cording
to my way of thinking. They had Smith
ribbed up until ho was actually in the sev
enth heaven of delight , nnd I honestly be
lieve that ho thought he had a copper-
riveted cinch. I met him In the club rooms
the day I got here , nnd In his tough way he
Bald I was wasting time training , that he
would make me Jump over the ropes before
five rounds had been fought. Then when I
told him that a good big dinner , topped
oft with a slice of watermelon and
n plato of Ice cream was all the
training I wanted to whip the whole
Bmlth family , he wanted to fight
right there , nnd I am sorry they wouldn't
lot him. But ns I Intimated before , I am
done with finish fighting for good , and limi
ted round goes also , If there Isn't a vast
deal moro In sight than what I get out of
this affair tonight. "
Considering the horrible beating Ryan
gave Smith , and the fact that he escaped
himself without mar or mark to tell that
he had been In a contest , It Is exceedingly
funny to read the various reports that were
telegraphed to the various papers through
out the country , and funnier still to read the
accounts of the battle written by sporting
( crlbes who were not present at the scrap
nd could only have derived their informa
tion from the telegraphic accounts of the
same. For Instance , read what Hen Mulford
of the Cincinnati Times-Star projects
through his 05-cent palm leaf , way down In
"Tommy Itynn was declared champion
welterweight of the world nt the Twin City
Athletic club last night. In his battle with
Mysterious Ullly Smith he displayed great
ring generalship. He kept away from the
dangerous right of the mysterious boxer
and throw In his left so often that Smith
was exhausted. There was no knockout
cut at the end of the twentieth round Smith
Was n sight. His nose was broken , r.nd his
face wore a bloody smile. Joe Choynskl ,
Who acted as referee , gave Hyan the de-
clslan on points , for ha clearly had the test
of the battls. That Judgment , however , was
Hot n popular one. for even the friends of
Ilyan thought Smith entitled to a 'look In'
on the money and a draw. "
Now , that Is rot. The decision was one
of the most popular I ever heard nmdered
at a fight. If the tremendous demonstration
that followed Choynskl's declaration can bo
taken for anything. Smith was left bloody
end all but totally blind and unconscious In
his chair , while the Immense crowd yelled
I Itself hoarse , and fairly pulle. < J the platform
I down and the ring to pieces to got at Ryan ,
And honestly , I do not believe there wai a
II Jnan In the entire Ininicnso throng , save
I Hilly Smith and Dig Alt Kennedy , who
thought anything else than that the verdict
was most emphatically Just nnd right. Ryan
p. bad his man beaten to a gory stoi dsllll
and ho couldn't have retained his feet or.o-
halt minute longer to Imvo saved his life.
Then Mulford continues : "Ryan secured
first blood In the sixth , and closed Smith's
right eye in the eleventh. In the sixth
Bmlth fought Ryan to his knees. During
the fourteenth Smith planted a right-hander
on Ryan's chest , which all but lifted him
off his feet. "
( Another error , Ryan was never fought to
Ills knees or anything like It , nor even was
there n elnglo time In the entlro twenty
rounds when It looked even If Smith might
have a chance. IJo never lifted Ryan off his
feet with a chest or any other kind of a
Wow , and In fafit only got In two nclld
ropa tjurlng the whole malee , oho a rlslit-
lisucler upon Tommy's Pomona Adaml , which
was a soaker , nnd one In the Ijlduays. That
wag the extent of the execution done by
l-'our rounds later Ryan landed the Now
WSIch cot Smith's wheels to whirling. U
was a jawbreaker , and before the three
minutes were finished Smith was going.
The bell saved tbo mysterious lad In the
nineteenth and he managed to stand up
all through the twentieth , Ryan refused to
place hlmnctf In reach of the right that hni
knocked out every man Smith has ever met
save him , "
Ryan refused to plnco hlm elf In reach
of that awful right. Now that ls rich
From the first smack Ryan gave Smith In
the twentieth round , to Its closo- almost
Smith wan clinging half unconscious , blood-
besmeared. wild nnd delirious , aboul
Tommy's neck , nnd when the gong sonmlet
and his frantic seconds tore him away , hi
sunk Into his scat llko n hugo lump of ragged
liver. No Ren , you'll have to guess again
I * . Jay Donahuo'fl say on the battle , how
ever , of all I hnvo read , reads moro as II
should read. I > . Jay says :
"Hilly Smith's nom de nrena will hnve to
bo changed. The 'mysterious' part of the
westerner has been knocked higher than
the Eiffel tower , and ha has fallen back Into
the ranks of the plain Smiths. When
IJIIIy's optics are opened ngaln sufficiently to
do business , and he can see his way along
the pugilistic highway leading to the cham
pionship , he will probably appreciate how
ho was handicapped by the appellation he-
stowed upon him by his ring sponsors. Alas
Hilly Is no longer 'Mysterious. ' Tommy
Ryan has 'laid the ghost , ' nnd Is now to bo
hailed as champion of welterweights. The
Chlcagoan has demonstrated his superiority
over Smith , and , In addition to the honor of
victory , he secured $2,000 In cash. " ( In n
pig's valise. )
"Tho contest Thursday night at the Twin
City club was a grand one , and the courage
and strength of the men wcro put to severe
tests. There need never be nny doubt as to
Ryan's gamoncss or Smith's pluck. Uoth
men fought In the gamcst manner possible.
There hod been doubts expressed In some
quarters about Ryan , because of hla fnlluro
to meet Danny Needham at New Orleans ,
but these who doubted are now convinced
that Tom Is not faint-hearted. "
"Tho special telegraph report from the
ringside to the Recorder , published yesterday ,
described graphically the Incidents In and
around the ring , and made plain the fact
that Ryan was a better tactician than'Smith.
As I predicted In this column several days
ago , Smith proved to be the aggressor at the
start , and forced the fighting , In order to
get n quick decision , while Ryan , acting on
the defensive , met the rushes with straight
counters on the face and eyes. It was this
straight punching that won the day. Early
In the game Ryan landed a stiff left Jab on
Smith's right eye , which soon puffed up.
Then that optic became Tom's mark , and It
received all his care and attention until Billy
was blind on the right side. The left eye
was then selected as a mark , nnd H , too ,
was visited with stiff left Jabs until finally
the lids almost met. About that tlmo the
"mysterious one" was fighting at random
and was a comparatively easy mark to hit.
But he had been thoroughly trained and well
conditioned , and his legs were strong and
his courage unflinching. Ryan was also
strong on his legs , but his exertions had
taken much steam out of him , and he could
not deliver a knock-out-blow in the twentieth
round. He had so much the best of the en
counter , however , that the referee could do
nothing else than give him the flght. "
Now that Is something like It and shows
that Peter knows when a man Is licked about
as well as the next one.
As n number of Tom's close friends are
aware , his real name Is not Ryan , that being
simply his nom do guerre. He was bap
tized under the name of Thomas Youngs ,
and comes from a good old Scotch-English
family from near Syracuse , N. Y. Tom
says If there Is Hebraic blood In his veins ,
he 'is not aware of it , but If there Is he Is
not ashamed of It.
On the morning of the fight Tom s 16-year-
old brother , Julius , arrived In Minneapolis.
He was bound to see the flght and beat his
transportation all the way from Syracuse.
"You ought to have seen him. " said Tom
with n laugh , "before I had him washed
and laundered ; he was the worst looking
kid you ever saw. Ho had bumped his way
clear from Syracuse and was a walking
monument of dirt and cinders. They were
In his teeth. In his ears and In his hair ,
nnd there was enough good , rich loam
'rcund his neck to have manured an aero or
potatoes. But his bonnet , that was enough
to knock n suckpr Into a fit. It 1 " 1 once
been n white straw , but now looked like a
handful of dirty hay. But the kid s all
right , I-tell-yon , and too game to let a little
matter of 1,000-milo promenade shut
him out of such a treat as seeing "Is big
mother punch holes In one Billy Smith.
Ryan , ns a natural consequence
on the championship pedestal. Is being
challenged on all hands. Even Smith hasn t
got enough , and then there Is George Dawson -
son nnd Billy I ayton down nt St. Joe. Tom
may possibly take some notice of Dawson ,
but of Smith or Layton never. And Dawson ,
It wouldn't take Ryan but six or eight
rounds to make this fellow wish ho had
adhered to his resolution to quit fighting
for good. He Is not In Tom's class by
several degrees , ns Tom demonstrnted In
their little six-round turn-up at Chicago.
By the wny , I forgot to mention that the
gloves Ryan wore In his excoriation of the
Mysterious are In possession of Frank
' 'em with a
Bandle , nnd you couldn't by
carload of gold or two cartloads of love.
Jimmy Llndsey and Fletch Robblns are
putting In every minute of their time pre
paring themselves for their great contest
next Thursday evening down at Plattsmouth.
Jlirmp Is already In tip-top lighting fig. and
Robblns Is said to be fine as satin. Jim is
working at Courtland beach , does lots of
rowing , running nnd bag punching , besides
boxing with a couple of giants he has Im
ported from Patagonia. Jim says he s got
to win and Is taking no chances on being
caught out of condition. Manager Hamil
ton was In my office yesterday and ho In
formed me that Robblns was busy as a
nallor , already down to fighting heft and as
quick and clean-cut us a bird. It will
evidently be a contest worth a long Journey
to see. I will run an excursion to the
flght , leaving the B. & M. depot nt 7 o'clock
and returning the same night , Immediately
after the contest , nil for one price , trans
portation and the flght. for a three-dollar
I had a short talk with my old friends ,
Chnrllo Davles nnd Joe Choynskl , In the bar
at the West hotel the night after the Ryan-
Smith collision nnd enjoyed the reunion Im
mensely. Both gentlemen look ns If they
were accustomed to nothing save fortune's
blandest smiles , nnd It Is to bo ardently
hoped there will bo no switch in their luck.
"Charlie , " said I , "you haven't anything
to tell me regarding Peter , have you ? "
"Not a word , " laconically responded the
Parson , and after that neither Jackson or
Corbett were mentioned In our conversation.
Uut as little Brady Is back nnd Jim , too ,
the papers will bo glutted with slush In a
few days , sure.
I did Intend this week to tell of the
deltghtR nnd trials and tribulations of my
excursion party , but have already gone too
far as It is and again must put off I ho
pleasure. SANDY GRISWODD.
Intorattito TonnU Tourney.
The Omaha Tennis club Is rapidly com
pleting Its arrangements for the Interstate
ournamcnt , which will bo held In this " city
on Monday , August 20 , and continue , prob-
al/y , throughout the week. This will bo
Jinnha's first venture In holding an all
comers tournament , yet from the numerous
nqulrles received by Secretary Young Its
success Is already assured. Denver , Kansas
City , Sioux City and Des Molnas clubs will
be represented In the tournament , and a
strong effort Is nlso being inado to secure
several Chicago players. As nn Inducement
o get good players to come to Omaha the
club will be compelled to otter some valuable
prizes , and will be obliged to call upon the
nerchants of the city for some financial as
sistance , A committee , consisting of S. S ,
2aldwcll , Fred Lake and H. E. Snow , was
appointed to canvass the city for subscrlp-
tons. The club desires to raise $100. Other
committees appolntdd arS ! Grounds George
B. Haverstlck , S. S. Caldwell and 0. H.
Young. Prizes W. Owen. J. W. Batttn ,
George E. Haverstlck. Reception 0. S
Culllngham , R. U. Young , J. W. Battln , W.
Coming Home In n fluuch.
There Is no change In the standing of the
teams In the championship scramble and It
continues to stand unparalleled an the hottest ,
closest , most stubborn race In the history
of the great national game. The s vcn
clubg are. still neck and neck , with the
Yellow Boy * from Qulncy coming fast. It
requires but a single game to inako the
lenders tall-cnders and the tail-enders
leaders. All eight clubs are itllt In the
race , although Qulncy has but a shadow o
a chance. Her bad ntnrt has been a linn
thing to overcome and the best she can
reasonably hope for now U to Improve her
standing In games won nnd lost. It IB al
most certain she must quit last. With the
other seven clubs , however , It Is different
They nro evenly matched and one's chances
nro as good ns another's. They are coming
down the stretch In a bunch.
Inln'g Cnptiiln it Ycnr.
The Boston Sunday Journal , along with an
excellent full length portrait of the subject
Fred A. Rustln of Omaha , Neb. , who has
been elected captain of the Yale nlno for
next ycnr , has played on the team for the
past three years , first nt third base am
later nt right field. Ho nnd Ills brother
Wyllo Rustln , whoso sad death during i
Ynlo society Initiation so shocked the worlt
two years ago , were both members of the
Andover academy team before going to
Ruatln Is a good batsman and an oxccp
tlonally good outfielder. Among his fellows
his genial and frank nature has made him
one of the most popular students at Ynle
Ho Is 22 years old and should have graduate !
from the Sheffield Scientific school this year ,
but will return to Ynle next fall nnd tnke
ndvnnced chemistry courses preparatory to
n study of medicine.
The \Vny It U efl to Wns.
OMAHA , July 30. To the Sporting Edi
tor of The Bee : Your article nnent frog huntIng -
Ing wan of decided Interest , but you omitted
one method of taking the slippery delicacy
which , though possibly lacking In the true
sportsmanship ring , Is nevertheless a whole
barrel of fun ; revert for n moment to your
former days In the east , and you will no
doubt recall the following amusement , so
popular with the Yankee :
Time , about 9 p. m. , paraphernalia , or
dinary boat , bulls-eye lantern , fair size pall
with cover , and a healthy desire for a frog
breakfast ; paddling about rather close to
the shore , man In stern Inspecting edge ol
bank by light of lantern , shining throats of
our prey come out In bold rullef ; keeping
light full In his Inquisitive face , quietly
paddle toward bank , and with a firm grip
pick him up nnd deposit his frogshtp In the
receptacle provided. Sounds "dead easy , "
don't U ? Well , It Is after you have lost a few ,
for your chagrin will promptly develop In
you a deslro to conquer which will give you
the grip positive , such as held by death over
the tuberculous ethoplan. One very decided
advantage In catching them In this way Is
that you may keep them alive , and thus
"fresh from the water" whenever wanted on
Thanking you for many pleasant moments
spent In reading your carefully prepared
sporting news , believe me , ever thine. One
Who Eats 'Em.
Friend P. C. M. : The frog article was not
mine , still It was In The Bee , and am glad
you enjoyed It. Thanking you for your
pleasant comments , I would ndd thnt your
method of taking the big batrachlans Is per
fectly familiar to me.
Yelps from the tllruclinrg.
OME' ' people seem to
think that a ball team ,
to be a good team ,
must win at least five
out of every six games
It plays. If this was
the case the Interest
In the fortunes of such n team would bs
short-lived , indeed , and the average crank
would say , "Well , It is a sure thing they
will win , so I won't go out today , but wait
for the score this evening. " I contend , de
spite the meager showing the Omahas have
made away from home , that they are one of
the very best teams In the Western asso
ciation , and If they do not win the flag they
will hustle the team that does. Their weak
est point Is base running. If they were up
In this highly essential art It Is safe to say
their losses on the field would not average
more than one game n week. They are plants
with the stick and lead the association ,
while in fielding they rank second , and It
would seem from this that they should come
In under the wire In "tho van orclose
President Dave E. Rowe Is at Colorado
Springs for a few days' rest and recupera
Voiceless Tim O'Rourke of memory fond
has been sworn In as one of Schmelz's Sena
"Tub" Welch of the old-time St. Joes has
organized a strong semi-professional team nt
Zanesvllle , O.
There has been a break made In the ranks
of the Eastern league. Troy has quit about
$1,000 In the hole.
Larry Twitchell Isn't a league umpire
after all , but Is now gobbling flies in the
right field for Milwaukee.
Cpunt Campau's life as a Senator was
very brief , and he Is now tilling his lungs
with pure minor league air In the fleld for
"Lily Langtry Langsford Is the tort of
frontispiece they have put on old Bobby
out In the Western association. Cincinnati
Jocko Munynn and Paddy Boyle are both
putting up a gilt-edge article of ball for
Qulncy , much to the pleasure of their many
"Whit Wings" Tebeau cracked out n liner
In the third Inning In n game at Cleveland
the other day that broke Frank Klllen's
"Grasshopper"Ulrlch is fulfilling the hope
of the cranks with the Rourke family , bat
ting , run-getting and fielding like a regular
double distilled little devil.
"Deacon" Whltehlll gives promises of up
holding tlie rep he made for himself at
Tyrone as a slugger. In every g ; > me now
he cops out his little two or three bagger.
I met Bobby Gllks at Minneapolis last
week. He was there with the ToledDs. He
IB looking fine and playing great ball , and ,
of course , sent his kind regards to all of
: lie boys down at Handle's.
The local management Is already figuring
on a decided enlargement of the Charles
Street park this winter and the chances are
3001 ! for a fulfillment of their fondest hope
In this lino.
"Runty" Boxendnle has not bean able to
maintain the clip he started out on with the
Prohibitionists. In his last three games
10 got It , and got It hard right wlere
Nancy wears her beads.
Friday next , which will witness the openIng -
Ing game with the Pcorlas , will bo ladles'
day at the Charles Street park. The sport
tins made Itself extremely popular with the
talr sex this season , and every ladles' day
Imls the grand stand crowded with youth
While In Minneapolis last week John S.
3arnes , manager of the Minnies , wanted to
jet mo a now suit of clothes that Omaha
would bo In the western league next year.
ilo hinted at a big deal now In negotiation ,
jut refused to let me In on the ground
leer yet awhile. , i
Scrappy Jack Newell , the baldheaded , has
jeen "trun down" by the Corn Huskers ,
low would Jack look at third for Omaha ?
Jack Fanning , once with Omaha , didn't
ast long with the Phillies. He was king
of the Southern league , but very Council
Bluffs In the big body.
The Rourkcs will reach home once more
on Friday morning next , and In the after
noon meet the Peorla Blackbirds at the
Jlmrlos street park. They also play IVoria
Saturday and * Sunday , 11 jand 12. On
August 14 , 15 and 16 Jacksonville follows ,
Qulncy , 17 , 18 and 19 , and Rock Island , 20 ,
21 and 22.
From Pittsburgh says Ren Mulford , comes
he chestnut that the rejuvenated American
association will take the Hold next year and
Ight the league. As moat of the brother-
lood moguls have "gone broke , " tlrtco the
disastrous war of 1$9Q any story of the Dis
covery of a new race of angels looking for a
scrap In such times as those will find few be-
levers outside the "space rate boys" and the
unatlo asylums ,
Tourney nt WoopliiB Wutor ,
Weeping Water Is to have a bicycle
tournament , held under sanction of the
League of American Wheelmen racing board
and League of American Wheelmen rules ,
and with J. H. Haldcman as manager , on
Tl ursday , the 23d of tlila month , for which
they are making elaborate preparations and
nro expecting rf Urge attendance. The
day's card Is a Rood one , Introducing the
following events :
Two mile novloe ! '
First , bicycle Iratim Jfi.OO
Second , bicycle watch chnrm. 2.60
One-half mile novice , Ladles only :
First , hanging lamp JH.ro
Second , silver cnp.j , 2.00
Two mile open : ;
First , gold nileiliwatch $2 .00
Second , gold plntetl wntch chain 6.00
Five mile opemhandicap :
First , gold niie < l. watch. . . . . . $30.00
Second , gold cufti buttons 5.00
CLASS B ,
One mile :
One silver tlltlnat water set $30.00
After Chlrkni hi Wnntiij ; Hninnirr ,
HE present sea
son has been n
good one for the
crop In Nebraska
If It has not been
for nny other.
The early portion
of the season was
perfect for nest
ing , and slnco the llttlo chicks have hatched
out there have been no violent storms to
kill them off. There was a large number of
old birds left over from previous yars , and
reports from the central and western part
of the state Indicate that there Is an un
usual supply of young birds this season.
In spite of the fact that the law does not
permit the shooting of the birds until Sep
tember 1 , It la a notorious fact that the
hunting of these birds commences all over
Nebraska early In July , nnd usually by the
tlmo the season Is hero there are very few
loft In the vicinity of the towns , and the
sportsman who respects the law must cither
be content with no shooting of a satisfac
tory character , or else must go pome dis
tance from the town to get it.
This year It promises to he llttlo better ,
for It has been so Insufferably hot and dry
that hunting by cither man or dog has been
out of the question. This has delayed the
slaughter somewhat and allowed the birds
to grow stronger of wing , and they will not
fall quite so easy a prey as formerly , nnd
for this reason there Is likely to be good
shooting left when the open season arrives
without being compelled to go out of the
world to find It.
The very thing that has operated to save
them so far this season , however , will cause
a still moro ruthless war of extermination
later on unless the sportsmen of the state
take a hand to stop It. There are every
year a large number of men In this state
who make their living by hunting these
birds and selling them , and the-failure or
partial failure of the crops In a large per
tion of the state will vastly add to this
army and the attendant slaughter of the
birds. Men who ordinarily do not think
It worth while or who have something else
to do which pays them better will this year
see In the birds an oportunlty to make a
llttlo money , and will accept It. To make
chicken hunting pay the hunter must bring
to bag an average of two dozen birds per
day , and at this rate even one hunter will
kill an astonishing number In a season. If
something Is nottdono to stop this slaughter
birds will be fowannd far between next year.
All true sportsmen will be content to await
the coming of September 1 , when chicken
hunting and chickens shooting will be law
ful. And by thosway there Is a vast differ
ence between chicken hunting nnd chicken
shooting , as many nn.ardent adventurer has
found out. At tills season of the year there Is
no sport In either ; It Is too oppressive to
tramp through drladi stubble , sere grass or
burnt corn for the former , nnd an outrage In
the latter , even Ifcyou or your "dog Is so for
tunate as to locate a covey of the soft ,
flabby , pln-fedthered' chicklings. There Is no
skill In this event required In the slaughter ,
which is attended > > wlth neither enthusiasm
Of courss a chicken or grouse is at Its
very best foe table Inurposes when but half
grown , but this -Is no argument In "extenua
tion of their unlawful killing , and a full
grown bird Is sufficiently toothsome to an
swer all gastronomic requirements.
When once the season opens there will be
an exodus of Impatient sportsmen , all pane
plied with hammerless and shells , and
greedy to get at the mottled beauties
from which they have been debarred for a
twelvemonth. Side by side , with the pointer
and setter ranging In front , they will tramp
the fields , the sldehllls and draws , and in the
lazy , hazy days of golden autumn know such
enjoyment as never befalls the midsummer
miscreant nnd buccaneer. Besides the actual
pleasure to the hunter from thp fact that he
Is engaged In an honest recreation , there Is
still greater delight to bo derived from the
thousand beauties of waning summer. Shut
up In store or office perhaps all through the
hot days , the sights and sounds and odors
of the droning country now seem to him al
together new. Such an outing , with th3
birds fairly plentiful and strong enough of
pinion to test his keenest sight and steadiest
nerve , It Is a revelation of another existence ,
yet each enchanted faculty brings back to
him memories of other days llko these , of
other companions , but nona so beautiful , BO
happy or beloved , To him the morning and
evening note of the golden-breasted meadow
lark , as he perches proudly on tha top of the
tallest fence post , standing well up on his
cream-colored pillars , or tilts on swaying
sunflower stalk , never sounded half so plain
tive , half so sweet. And -for his delight
the ruddy-chested robin hops nimbly and
fearlessly along the green and dank creek's
bank , darts athwart brown meadow , emit
ting from his yellow beak a sharp , petulent
staccato , yet full of the lilt of melody that
the sense of honest sportsmen alone can un
derstand nnd appreciate. The modest flowers
of early fall , the moose's heart , the adder's
tongue , goldcnrod , wind flower and Indian
plume , open their tender faces seemingly to
greet him , an old-time friend.
And more , too , he hears the querulous
caw of the flapping crow , the faint chickadee
of the vagrant solitaire , and the sharp and
almost Incessant twitter of the blackbird.
From off over the low sandhills , from river ,
lake or marshy expanse , occasionally comes
the honk of an early geese or the quack of a
mallard that has nested and r nred her fam
ily hero , while from above falls the shrill
shriek of the ever-present red-tailed hawk ,
poised on moveless wing , Intent on some
unwary rabbit or creeping chick. Then
again the broad prairie , with Its endless un
dulations of yellow grass , Is as silent as the
tomb. The birds have hushed their merry
throats , yet over the limitless plain , through
the hills and mattes of timber , across lake
and Into somber valley , Is marching south
ward noiselessly , Impsrceptlbly , but sure and
certain , the advance guard of a host cold ,
white and cheerless soon to make Itself
ovetywhero felt and heard.
But look ! There is Nell , and Don , too , on
a dead stand , In that little patch of buck
wheat stublo yonder. Now for a doublet
With Hod. DDK onil Gun.
W. J. Conncll Is shooting- grizzly bear and
turtle doves In the mountains of the Big
Harvey Moores left for the grayling
streams of north" Michigan Friday morning ,
to be gone a month.
Lawyer Bill Stmcral and John Owens
made a handsome bag of plover out on Pax
ton's ranch several days ago.
E. T. Johnson spent a couple of days with
the bass at Spirit Lake last week , but re
ports few fish and poor sport.
Joe Chllborg , Sam. . Megeath , W. E. Heath-
cote and E. S. Brooks will put In a couple
of weeks among the mountain streams near
To make prime wild fowl shooting this fallen
on the best known grounds In tht state ,
there must be a vast deal more rain than has
thus far fallen this summer.
Reports from all sections of the state
are In harmony on the head that this year's
crop of both chickens and quail vrljl exceed
that of any former years Iji a dccado.
The Walac6 ) Gun ? lub of Wallace , Neb , ,
held a meeting a few evenings ago for the ,
purpose of formulating plans for the pre
vention of Illegal culckon ghf6tnfr | , and their
motto Is to let no gulty | m n escape- .
Notwithstanding out small bags ol upland
plover have been made by local gunnere upon
the hillsides and meadows of this Imme
diate vicinity , they have not been as plenti
ful In twenty years. The prairies and up
lands of the whole state are literally covered
with them , and at some points In the In
terior of the state they have been killed by
the hundreds. The bird Is n queer one In
many respects , and being nocturnal In their
migrations , th air seems full of them every
night , as Is Indicated by their plaintive but
melodious "tur-whcctle , tur-wheetlo. "
Judge John M. Thurston and wlfo Imvo
returned from a two weeks' outing within
the tcrcblnthlimtcd wilds of northern Michi
gan , and a major portion of the time was
occupied with rod nnd reel , The Judge Is
nn expert , while Mrs. Thurston Is exceed
ingly skillful , and they would make a for-
mldnblo couple In a piscatorial competition.
The last few days of their stay was at Lake
Gobcblc , which Judge Thurston thinks the
best black bass waters In the world. They
made n big catch , among which was one
four nnd onc-fourth-pounder , and Innumer
able three and three and a half pounders ,
IllK Trot * I hit lull ,
Following Is a schedule of the big trotting
sessions to bo held over the country during
the remainder of the season. In all of these
meetings the Billy A. I'nxton stables arc
entered , nnd In many of them that of Clin
ton H. Brlggs : Jollot , III. , August 7 ;
Grand Ilaplds , Mich. , August 13-17 ; Chicago.
August 18-25 ; Independence , la. , August
27-31 ; Indianapolis , Ind. , September 3-8 ;
Terre Haute , Ind. , Septembsr , 10-14 ; Galesburg -
burg , III. , September 17-22 ; Columbus , 0. ,
September 24-29 ; Chllllcothe , October 1-6 ;
Lexington , October 0-13 ; Nashville , October
Whimperings of thn Whool.
GAIN the schedule
In the Washington-
Denver relay has
been changed , but
does not nffcct
Omaha , the time
being the same as
11:02 : p. m. , Sat
urday , August 11.
receive the message
at Atlantic at 5:19 :
p. m. on the llth
Instead of G:24 : p. m. , and the Omaha riders
deliver the message to Fremont at 2.02 a. m.
Sunday , the 12th , Instead of 1:52 : a. m. , as
before scheduled. Indications all point to
the ride being n "corker" now , and tha cy
clists are all sanguine that the schedule will
bo beaten by several hours. The change In
time Is caused by the change from Eastern
to Central tlmo nnd from Central time to
Mountain tlmo along the route , tha route
having been found to be ten miles shorter
than at first reported , and as some of the re
lays will have to ba ridden In the night , the
time has been necessarily lengthened and
shortened on the daylight relays. The moon
Is full on the 16th and will , therefore , be
rather luminous on the llth , 12th , 13th and
14th. Riders are requested to be ready at a
moment's notice to jump Into the saddle.
Captain Walker of the Tourist Wheelmen
extends n standing Invitation to all wheel
men In tha city who enjoy country touring
to join with his club on any or all of the
August tours. Below Is given a list. See
what you are missing by not attending :
August 5 , Plattsmouth , forty-four miles , start
7:30 : a. m. ; August 9 , Courtland beach , eight
miles , start 7:30 : p. m. ; August 12 , Mlllard ,
thirty-six miles , start 7:30 : a. m. ; August 16 ,
Metcalf park ( moonlight ) , fourteen miles ,
start 7:30 : p. m. ; August 19 , Blair , fifty-two
miles , start 7:30 : a. m. ; August 26 , Crescent
City , twenty-six miles , start 8 o'clock a.m. ;
August 30 , blind run , start 7:30 : p. m. It
may be possible that today's run may be
changed to Elk City , to > go over the Wash
ington-Denver relay course from Omaha to
Elk City , All runs start from M. O.
Daxon's store , corner Sixteenth and Chicago ,
promptly on time.
The Ganym3de Wheel club of Council
Bluffs passes through the city today enroute
As the time for the national meet draws
nigh it is In place to ask If you have made
any arrangements for attending this , the
greatest meet of the year ? If not , don't
you think It Is about time to bestir yourself
and save up your dollars for the event , that
Is If you have not already been fortunate
enough to save them ? The meet Is bound to
be the finest you ever nttended , and the trip
alone will compensate you for the small ex
pense incurred. You wjll see some of the
grandest and most picturesque of American
.scenery , some of the speediest and hottest
contested races nnd thousands of merry
wheelmen and wheelwomen that you never
saw before. The railroads and hotels are
making a strong play for your patronage ,
and to meet you part way have reduced
rates , to ba In reach of all. You are going ?
Of course you are , and you are going with
the Nebraska delegation , too ! An elaborate
program of entertainment has been planned
by the Denver wheelmen and league olilclals ,
the principal events of which are two mon
ster parades of wheelmen , one In the day
time of Monday of the festive week , the
other n lantern parade on Friday evening ; a
mammoth "picnic" for visiting cyclists on
Lookout mountain on Wednesday , and the
league races of Thursday , Friday and Satur
day. The national championships will be run
as follows : Thursday , halt mile and five
mile ; Friday , two mile ; Saturday , quarter
mile and one mile. Riders of classes A and
B compete together In these championships.
You know what that means ! The races will
be hummers. Nineteen other races will be
run during the three days , In which class A
and class B men will compete separately.
FROM THE EXCHANGES.
Cycling Is experiencing a boom In South
Kearney Is to have another $2,500 meet
The Japanese are enthusiastic wheelmen.
They have a weekly cycling Journal pub
lished at Toklo.
The German army has adopted the cycle
for courier and picket duty. Eight hundred
and thirty bicycles have been recently or
dered by the government.
Constant Houret , the French long distance
cyclist , broke the world twenty-four hour
record by thirty-two miles. . His record Is
4J7 miles and 1,612 yards ,
Flve hundred delegates were present at the
first annual session of the Good Roads con
vention at Asbury Park on July C. Governor
Fuller of Vermont presided. The major
portion of the United States and territories
"Plnkey" Bliss' record of two minutes
flat for the standing mile Is gone , "smashed
to flinders. " On August 2 at Waltham , MJBS. ,
Harry C. Tyler paced by three tandems suc
ceeded In lowering It to 1:57 : 3-5. These
times are also record two-thirds of a mile ,
1:19 : 1-C , three-quarteis , 1:29. : The record
The recent light showers have not laid
the dust on the country roans very much ,
especially In the vicinity of Omaha , and In
consequence the club runs are not very well
attended. The bathing resorts seem to bo
the rendezvous of the local wheelmen.
Questions and Answers.
OMAHA , Neb. . July 30. To the Sporting
Editor of The Bee : Friend Sandy Pleuss
let me know through next Sunday's Bee
what bait you use for bass and perch. I
nave tried many kinds without success.
William I'axton. ;
Ans. I hate to give It away , Billy , but I
have found Chaille Townsend's < 'Uow- :
stone rye a grand halt for bass , and Old
Hermitage will land a perch every time.
HAPlD CITY , S. D , , July SO.--To the
SjSortlng Editor of The Bee : A , B and C
are playing seven-up. C deals , A nml B
tie for game , each having 4 poJnts , C 3 -
polnti. A claims game , having eldest hand ,
B and O claim no game out. Which Is
correct ? Please answer In Sunday Bee and
oblige. F. M. Cannon.
Ans. Goes to the one furthest from the
PLATTSMOUTH , Neb. . July TO. To the
Sporting Editor of The Bee : To decide a
bet plciiso answer the following In next
Sunday's Bee : A nnd B ure playing old- ,
fashioned game of seven-up and A turns
spades ns trump. B bogs and cards are all
run out except the lust one , which Is
turned by consent and Is the Jack of spades.
Does that jack count for dealer or not ?
William Neville. (
Ans. Yes ,
OMAHA , July 10-To the Sport-
Editor of The Bee : Will ypu kfgdly
state in Sunday's Bee the highest price
ever paid In this country for a 2-ycur-pld
horse ; the highest price paid for any horse ,
and kjndly explain what Is meant by the
exrUeSBlon "jf-yeAr-old" ns applied to
horses ? From what country has this coun
try drawn Its best ruclnc stocK ? , Thanking
you In advance for your trouble , Sports- .
Ans. The answer to this question latt
Sunday wan both Incomplete and Incorrect ,
fl ) The highest price ever paid for ai J-
year-old was for Allan , J12o.OOO. (2) ( ) The
highest prlco ever paid for a horse was for
Omonde , 1150.000. (3) ( A horse la a 2-year-
old on the second 1st of January or his
existence. For Instance , a hone foaled In
December U a yearllnn after the 1st of
It furnishes n IKUIHC complete , mill docs It up brown. We have
another outfit for an even $150 ; another for $ ! ) ! > . ! )5 ) ; another one
for $500. Then we have n complete schedule , with the prices op
posite each article , and a blank space for you to 1111 In.
Young man , marry your best girl at once , and establish a home.
Yon can pay in a little down and the balance in small weekly or
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Send 10 cents for postage on big J01 catalogue.
January and a 2-year-old after * the next
1st of January. This Is ncconllni ; to the
racing code. (4) ( ) Runners , England ; trotters ,
SOUTH OMAHA , Auff. 1. To the SportIng -
Ing Editor of The Bee : Plense report In
next Sunday's Bee which man Is out In
high live : A had 17 and 15 M. A bid 1
on hearts , and made high and low nnd live
spot ? F. J. Knvan.
Ans. B making Jack or game went out.
SILVER CITY , la. , Aug. 3. To the SportIng -
Ing Editor of The Bee : In your Sunday
Issue please answer the following ques
tions , and please put It In so they won't
know It is from Silver City. You can
sign my letter backwnrd , S. E. G. Silver
City Ball club went to Carson to play ball.
After the game wns over they sent a cipher
telegram , The fellow that got It went nm
bet some money nnd the ones thnt he be
with claim that It was no bet , as he bet
the money after he sot the cipher message
nnd was running no chance , but betting on
a surd thins , S. E. G.
Ans. According to betting ethics yoi
can't bet on n , sure thing , but you can all
the same , and It Is done hundreds of times
every day on every race track In the
country. The bet goes.
NEWMAN GROVE , Neb. , Ailg 3. To the
Sportlnw Editor of The Bee : Please answer
In Sunday's Bee the following : What has
Omaha done with Camp nnd Mornn ? Also
where did Omaha's this year's playerd
play last year. G. A ,
Ans. (1) ( ) Gump Is Indisposed nnd Moran
quit. (2) ( Don't know.
ROCKPOUT. Mo. , Aug. 1. To the Sport
ing Editor of The liee : In a Kumeof base
ball the bases are full , nnd the mun on
first base starts for second base wlUiout
being forced off , nnd the ball Is tin-own
to first base. Without touching the runner
from first base , Is the runner from first
out unless touched by the bull. The second
base runner and the third babe runner
each holding their bases , and not advancing
to give the runner on first a clear base'/
T , A. Bailey.
Ans. He must be touched.
BARTLEY , Neb. , July 28. To the SportIng -
Ing Editor of The Bee : To settle u dis
pute will you please answer the following
In next Sunday's Bee nnd oblige : In u
game of base bull A claims that a base
runner Is prohibited from taking more than
one base In case a ball , fairly thrown by
pitcher , passes the catcher , li claims
runner Is entitled to nil the bases he can
get before catcher fields ball to put him out.
Who Is right ? Docs a captain have the
privilege of changing the positions of his
players at any time during the gnmo ?
Who Is right In this dispute ? Captain re
moves his pitcher fiom the box to u base
and substitutes another pitcher In the sixth
Inning. Wishes to reinstate first pitcher
in the eighth nftcr two outs have been
made , A holds that he can ; B says not.
Ans. (1) ( ) B. (2) ( ) Yes. (3) ( ) A Is correct.
AUAPAHOI3 , Neb. , July 28 To the Sport
ing Editor of The Bee : Plense answer In
Sunday's Issue the following question : HUH
i club the right to change pitchers during
in Inning over the objection of the captain
jf the opposing nine. The pitcher Is not
taken In from the bench , but Is changed
from first base to pitcher's box. Sub
AXTELL , Neb. , AUK 2. To the Sporting
Sdltor of The Bee : Will you be so kind as
o answer this In next Sunday's Bee : If
n a eumu of ball a man running ; from
llrd | to homo runs In a circle and don't
ome In on the line , Is he out or safe ?
live us your opinion. If a homo team 1ms
10 flags out and Imts n ball between thltd
ind short , and strikes fair nnd rolls out ,
vhlch Is It , fair or foul ? Please BlveUH
our best opinion to settle a dispute and
ibllee. U. B. Sullen , Cnptnin of Axtell
3use Ball club.
Ann.-l ) Safe. (2) ( ) Foul.
MADISON , Neb. . AUK. 2. To the Sporting
3dltor of The Bee : Please answer In the
Sunday Bee to decide small wnger nnd
ibllge ; In game of base ball theie Is base
miner on first base and umpire calls three
itrlkes on the batter , but the catcher falls
o hold third strike Isn't the butter out ?
V. E. Klniellu.
Ans. Ho Is.
DENISON. In. , July 20. To the Sporting
2dltor of The Bee : Please answer the
allowing In Sunday's Bee : In a. gnmo of
use ball , with two out and a man on first
iube , A bets n that the batsmun ROCS to
Irst base. The batsmun hats a grounder
o the second baseman , who puts the base
Unncr out at second base ant ) makes no
ffort to throw the batsman out nt first ,
here helnu' three out. Who wins ? Can
lie pitcher cover drat \fase \ on a grounder ,
lit to the first baseman , between ! Jlrtit and
econd bases. John W. Campbell.
Ans. (1) ( ) When the third man la out that
ettles It. H wins. (2) ( ) Yes , or on a hit
CENTRAL CITY. Neb. . July 29-To the
iportlnf Editor of The Bee : Please nn iwcr
lie following question In your ISSHH of the
lundny Bi-o of the Qth to decide a dls-
into ; With the catcher behind the bat n
oul Is knocked and fnld cntt her muk-'s no
ffort to catch It and It H caught li .
pectator or player of the OMJO It i J , i.
ho butter out ur iwf HalU fuul t'o a at
least forty feet In air. John H. Foresman ,
Captain Central City Base Ball club.
Ans. Of course not , unless the man who
caught the bull Intcrferrcd with the catcher ,
then of couise the umpire would properly
call the batsman out.
OMAHA , Aur. ; 2. To the Sporting Editor
of The Bee : To decide a bet will you
please Inform me through Sunday's Bee
whether Hill voted on the late senate
tariff bill , and how he voted ? M. Cunning
Ans. Well , sir. Hill nnd I were old
sports together twenty years HBO , but I
haven't heard from him for nearly a week
now. In his last letter he didn't say n
word about how he voted on the tariff
bill , but he promised me he'd vote agin It.
xLK OF TIIK r
Tommy Say , paw. Mr. Flgg Now ,
what do you want ? Tommy What is the
difference between the sea horse and tha
navy plug ?
Tommy Yes , cats can see In the dark ,
and so can Ethel , 'cause when Mr. Wright
walked Into the parlor when she was sit
ting all alone In the dark I heard her say
to him , "Why , Arthur , you didn't get
shaved today. "
L ttle Miss Mugg ( noticing the family
bible In friend's parlor ) Sister Ellen will
not have our family bible In the parlor any
more. She says It Isn't god form. Llttlo
Miss Freckles I didn't know your sister
was so old ns that.
Llttlo Ethel I wonder why men llko to
talk about their old echool days. Llttlo
Johnny I s'poso after they get growcd up
they Is always tryln' to find out where the
teacher lives so they can lick him.
Little Ethel Johnny took my banana.
Mother Johnny , what do you mean" -
Llttlo Johnny It was all In the game ,
mamma. I said "Let's play Broadway , "
and she said "All wight , " and so she got
a table for a banana stand and then I was a
policeman and walked past.
"Jlmmleboy , " said Jlmmleboy's father ,
"como here nnd kiss mo ; you're u dear llttlo
fellow. "Yeth , " lisped the boy , doing as
ho was asked. "I know that papa. " "In
deed ? returned his 'father. "Who told
you ? " "Oh , you've thald It the often , "
said Jlmmleboy. "And generally , papa , you
know what you're talkln' about. "
WHAT HE DIDN'T KNOW.
Ho Hull i\vrythliiK : to I.curu A lion t Mutrl *
inoiiy'H Kent HIcRHliiKH.
One day on a train which leads or follows
through "red brush" Kentucky a natlva
came In at a small station and took a seat ,
says the Detroit Free Press. It was an ac
commodation train and , therefore , sociable ,
and the man wasn't long In striking up a
conversation , Ho rattled around u good deal
before ho struck his gait and at last got ou
"Air you married ? " ho asked.
I expressed my regret that I was not.
"Don't know nothing about raisin' half &
dozen children an * glttln' 'em often ycr
hands ? "
"Ncr how hard it Is to make a llvln' fcr sa
many ? "
"Never trotted up nn' down half tbo night
with a bqunlln1 baby ? "
I was glad to say that I had not and ha
went right on ,
"Don't know what It Is to have a scoldlu *
wlfo ? "
"Nei one that never gives you a mlnute'
pence , unless , " nnd ho chuckled over the
lake that was coming , "unless It wuz a pleca
uv her mind ? "
"An" you never wuz a widower ? " and
.Ills tlmo the smile ho gave mo had coma-
hliig seraphic In It.
"Certainly not. "
lie reached over and laid his hand uffcc-
lonately on my knee ,
"Well , young feller , " ho said , "you don't
know a doggon tl.lng about the delights ur
matrimony , you don't ; an' you have my sym
pathy. Have somethlnK to drink , won't
'ou ? " and he passed me a bottle so black
hat It almost startled mo as I took U out of
its hand ,
The now crater geyser at the Yellowstone
park , which had been quiet for BOIIIO tlmo ,
iroko out with terrific force the other day ,
Iiroulni ; rocks weighing 2,000 puunda to tha
ioliht ; of 00 feet , steam rising COO feet , ac
companied by u roar equaling the combined
xhavist of a thnueand locomotives , which
ouU tin heard for ten mil s. Every geyser
n > ii Nnrrls basin played for hours.
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