Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 16, 1894, Part I, Page 10, Image 10

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A Brief Treatise Upon the Feathered
Pnmily of Nebraska ,
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WHAT becomes of
our summer birds ?
Many have already
gone nnd others
are going , dally
and nightly , mid
as little Is known
generally about
bird life , tills Is
I nn npproprlate
time for the above
All ot cur sum
mer birds , In the main , are migra
tory , thorc being but two directions of
flight , north and south , to nnd from polo to
equator. The Canada goose , the brant ,
speckled brant ami white , white they cannot
lie classed with our summer birds , will serve
to furnish much Information. In the sum *
mcr time these choice game birds , particu
larly Iho Iwo latter species , perform Jour
neys to the hyperborean regions before which
our most Intrepid arctic explorers would
falter ; while In tlio winter the golden oriole
anil cat-bird , common In our dooryards for
a brief sojourn from June until August , are
piping and flirting away amid the perennial
foliage of the equator. At either extreme of
this extensive scope f the feathered family's
pilgrimage there are wide stretches of coun
try , which , cither by reason of their climatic
conditions , the character of their topography ,
or the shelter and food they supply , attract
tha bird tourists , thus curtailing many Jour
neys , that originally had been more ex
tensively mapped out , Every season there
may be found In this latitude perhaps In
some sheltering neck of timber , along some
spring-fed stream , like the Klkhurn or
Nlobrara. or In the Intricate tangle of some
low lying marshy swamp land , In the severer
months , birds , whoso kind , as a whole , are
carolling In the warm climes of the gulf. In
the West Indies or sunny Central America ,
Migration , after all , with some species of the
winged tribe , Is largely a matter of disposi
tion or Inclination , and either of these quali
ties may make the summer songster a win
ter resident ,
According to my years of observation here
In Nebraska , the yellow breasted sparrow
nnd the dainty blue bird arc the first to
greet us with their sweet notes In the spring
time the eparrow ever preceding his cerulean
liueil little cousin , Hero the blue bird de-
liarta with the first stinging manifestation of
frost or with the falling leaves , but In Iso
lated cases they have been known to linger
until bitter cold comes , aye. even to remain
here throughout the winter. This , however ,
Is rare. Ills appearance and disappearance la
sudden , but timely. The sparrow does not
linger as long , but puts in an appearance
earlier , facing1 his 'hardships In the spring
time cf life rather than In the tall end of the
The robin 1 guess a favored bird the world
"over la another of our early spring har
bingers. He follows the blue blnl. makes a
long summer of It , and often In midwinter
may bo flushed and startled to wing In the
denser thickets and woody shelters ot our
river bottoms. He Is a different sort of .a
fellow , though , Is robin redbreast , In the
bleak , dreary days ot cold and snow. He Is
then alert , wild and querulous. In the sum
mer ho 1 the pet of the door yard and or
chard , rythmlc. melodious and docile. They
flock lllco turtle doves In Iho late fall , and
linger In great numbers , often long after the
time they should be swinging in the foliage
or hopping over the sward of the softer south.
When thus found , though pity It Is , he Is a
legitimate prey of the gunner , legitimate I
mean so far as his qualifications for the table
are concerned , but being Insectivorous and a
sons bird , here In Nebraska he Is always
properly protected by the statutes. In some
states , especially In the south , ho Is In
eluded In the list of game- birds , and Is com
pelted to take his chance with Bob White ,
the waders and reed birds. While the robin
U strictly mlgratorla , he frequently does his
love making and his family raising , as far
north as Hudson bay , while hundreds ot his
kind are performing and enjoying the same
functions within the sultry marshes of the
The turtl ? dove , very similar to the robin
In his coming and going , IB materially differ
ent. Ho Is first seen on rail fence , dead
tree , or In the road way , long In the first
mild days of April , coming In goodly numbers
about the middle of May , and d'pirtlne. gen
erally , In a body , early In October. Some
few linger In the stubble well Into Nntrem-
ber , but by the first day of December tiny
are generally completely gone , and their
mournful plaint Is lost until the warm winds
once ngaln blow from the south. The turtle
dove , while protected throughout man/states.
Including our own , Is as choice a qame bird
as gastronome or epicure could crave , ! almost , In my esteem , to "ither the
reed bird , ths upland plover or the yellow
leg , but not quite up to the yar excellent
standard of a quail or Jack snipe. In various
parts of the country , notably In California
and the south , there are regularly i rexcrlb.d
seasons for his protection and slaughter , the
simo as governs the balancenf fcathi'rtd
game. Nebraska Is a favorite hnunt fur the
turtle dove , and ho breeds and multiplies
hro as possibly no place an earth ; bfit like
the robin , he also puts In ninth of ills I line
In the south In the summer heasc.n , and
abounds In great numbers from tlio Caro-
llnas to the Sierra mountains.
The catbird , not so familiarly Kntvvn In
Nebraska as In the same iatltnd * in tlio
eastern states , although quite plentiful , Is a
latecomer and an early cr > r. Mo Is . - \ ilcll-
catn bird , and Is not to lie in.tlfi riirth
of the British line , and on > iis tup truth
hardly halts this side of Central America.
The meadow lark Is much Dice Hi : robin
and the dove , that Is , while mlgratorla , he
often lingers in the northern stales Uni'g
after the regular lime for departing sr.ulh-
vard. In mild winters He Is to ha found
throughout Nebraska almost any day In the ,
week , the tall grass of our llmitlc"is bay
fields affording him ample shelter and food.
H la always to be met with plentiful dur
ing the summer months In almost every state
la the union , and whllo a beautiful bird ,
with a beautiful bit of song. Is also a dell-
cat o morbel for the table In fact , In come
part * ot ths United States Is highly thought
of for his excellent game qualities. ills
cousins , the bobolinks and orioles , speed
away before killing frosts , and await the
fullest foliage and abundance of Insect llfo
before returning. They nro never to ba en
countered In this region , ( Ven as stragglers ,
later than the middle of October , and rarely
as late as that. From Panama to Ontario
they rlda up on the vernal ebb , nnd when
ever tbe tender bud of shrub or trco and
odorous blossoms are opening , there they are
today , trilling- their tinkling and sweetly
plaintive songs.
The blackbirds ot all Itlnds , yellow-necked
and red-wliigedriisty. crow and cow , close rel
atives of the bobolink , also follow the same
waves southward fcr both health and happi
ness. Ths myriads of red-winged and the-
rusty arc still here , but will shortly be-
thronging the regions south of Mason and
Dlxon'a llnr , but the yellow-necked ami the
blc crow blackbird Invariably winter on the
table' lands of old Mexico. They all como
north with the- first warm wave and In a
day the landscape becomes alive with their
chitting colors and impatient yet musical
chirp and twitter. They are the companion *
at the farmer nd follow him gleefully along
in the furrows , and wherever the plow ls
upheaving the black toll and revealing Its
hordes of larvae und flits they are lo ba
r.oeu fluttering up and an ( royi tuft to tufc
and roll to roll , chuckl ng and cackling as If
In the highest stal * tf bird life feleclty.
And the martins , with their sbreny purple
garb ot blnck , and tbe swallows , with their
forked talli and rufous throats , are mottly
alroidy in the lower southern states or
acres * the gurf , nd noon the last bird ot
them all will disappear from diuy space uml
bo apne. Just where lh chimney swallow ,
that mysterious little' swill , pcml.i the frigid
epochs f the year li something I have never
as yet been able to learn. Only early in
April ho makes , himself known along- the
loner Florldlan coast , but not until Alajr's
suns have materially softened our atmos
phere here do they arrive In Nebraska.
Doth theMtiGJiy and the Roirlet grosbeak ,
our ccmmon re-dblnr , are tough and hardy ,
and can endure- very severe cold. Still , in n
large measure , they are inlpmtorii. The
MurJ.iy. I might add here , like the wild
turkey , la purely an. Amer'caa ' bird , and one
ot the wildest , jauntiest and prettiest ot all
our natives. In manner , habit and char
acteristic the ( ay and the redblrd bear the
closest propinquity to each other. The redbird -
bird , however , Is a charming vocalist , while
the lay has a wild , dlicordunt scalp of
notes , which ho keeps working for all thty
are wcrth the year round the winter cry
differing somewhat from that of summer.
ThcuMtula of these birds spend the winter
here and the o that do emigrate go no
further south than the territory.
The little Indigo bird , the thrush , both
wood and hermit , scarlet lanlnger , rain crow ,
or cuclcij : , chipping sparrow , black and
yellow-lhro.ited warbler , vleros nnd tlio
finches , which innho tur groves nnd thickets
i-esonant with their ecstatic serenades during
the sunny summer time , pass thslr winters
south of our confines. Some holt In Florida ,
among the orange blossoms anil at ng the
north gulf shore , but the majority pass on
to Guatemala and equatorward , All of tbe
species that subsist in the air , like the fly
catcher niul the whlppoonvlll. the ash-
throated and king bird , but seldom , if ever ,
tarry this side of Cuba or South America.
The phecne bird may rest content a little
further north , but generally goes on to the
lands of permanent summer. They come
hack only when spring Is well -on , and the
buzz and hum ot Insect Ufa lias awakened
field and wood.
The woodpecker family , the plcldae. Is a
numerous nnd an Interesting one ; they are
both resident and mlgratorla. The common
jellow hammer , which Is known also as the
nicker , the hlghholder and the golden
woodpecker , depending on locality , derives
much of his sustenance from the ground ,
about old stumps and togs nnd fences. He
goes tar enough south late In November to be
beyond the danger of frozen earth. But the
redheaded woodpecker , n natural concomi
tant of our landscape , sap-sucker or nut
hatch , the hornblll and other birds of the
plcus genera , ilcrlvo the best part ot their
living from the trunks of trees above the
snow line , and as there Is always a never-
ending source ot livelihood for them , nnd as
they are tough and indurated to all kinds of
exposure , besides being warmly clad , a
large proportion ot them stay with us
through the most severe winters , The
titmouse Is another hard little nut , as Is
the chickadee , nnd they defy both
storm and cold , and on the bleak
est day In January their melancholy
call , sweet as an aeollan harp , may be heard
In the depth of the snowy timber lands of
our river bottoms.
Of our game birds , the quail and chicken
and grouse , although they evince a ten
dency toward southern migration when the
weather turns keen for keeps , are to b ? found
with us the year round , while the plover and
sandpiper ken are lovers of warm climates
and make extensive nights to reach them.
There Is a queer thing noticeable to orni
thologists , and that Is the birds that go
farther north to breed may be expected to
go the farthest south to winter , and meat all
of the long-legged genus , such ns the up
lands and waders , are of this sort. Long-
legged birds of a gamcy order also have long
wings , of which they make the beat of use.
The golden plover , however , la not a long-
legged bird , and Is with us but a brief period
in the spring and fall. He burrows a shabby
little hole In the ground on the shores of the
Bering sea for his nest , but revels In the
winter amid the swales of Patagonia. The
kllldeer and upland plover both breed here ,
but when onceon their southern Journey , the
last of this month , they rarely settle down for
any lengthy sojourn this side of the broad
and majestic Amazon. The woodcock , a rara
avis , Indeed , In Nebraska , halts' In tlie south
ern states , but the Jack snipe , wllsonl
galllnago , and Incomparable as lie ls , ROCS on
over the gulf or Into the southern districts
of Mexico. He Is here now on his way south ,
nnd will remain until Jack Frost begins to
stiffen the muck In the swamps , when his
Sensitive bill Is Inadequate to the task
for which nature has designed it boring for
worms and larvae.
All birds of prey , from the royal eagle
down to the sparrow hawk , the raven , buz-
z'nrd and crow , arc- all Inclined to south
ward flight in the fall. Many go on for
thousands and thousands of miles , while some
halt just south of us at the line of demarca
tion between the rain and snow belt.
The Uloftlnir Days of Itnue Hall.
N another seven
days and the Wcst-
e r n association
championship race
will have reachei
Its end. After next
Sunday , when Oma
ha closes the sea
son at nock Island
there will be no
more gimes. So
far as the Rourke
family are con
rnrnp/1 Ihpv are
practically out ot It. They will not stam
one , two , three. While they have played
good ball on the present trip , , luck has been
against them , and Instead of Improving their
position they have gone down the scale. In
addition to hard , luck , their batting has been
wolully weak , and no matter how excellently
their pitchers worked the other fellows did a
little better. At a. guess the standingon
Sunday evening next should bo something
about as follows : Hoclc Island , I'eorla , Lin
coln , Jacksonville , Omaha. St. Joe. Des Molnes
and Qulncy.
In the Western league the standing Is
pretty much as It was a week ago. The
Western teams are on their last.trip in the
east , the season closing the 25th , and there
Is but little ptospect of a material change
Sioux City continues to play good ball and
will probably win , although It IB yet in the
cards for Kansas City to beat her. but this
Is not likely. At the end they will be found
close to the following order : Sioux City
Kansas City , Minneapolis. Toledo , Grand
Itaplds , Indianapolis , Detroit and Milwaukee
In the bl league It begins to look as II
Ualtlmore had a copper riveted r-lnch , al
though the Giants are hanging onto her heels
like the Old Man ot the Sea clung to Sin-
bad's neck , It is hardly possible for Beater
to better herself and the teams should whu
up with Baltimore at the top , then New
York , Boston. Philadelphia , Brooklyn. Cleve
land , I'ltlsburg. Cincinnati. Chicago , St. Louis
Wjshinston andLouisville. ,
The Jax dida't do a. thing to Abbey on
Thursday last only lilt htm for a total ol
thirty-eight bases. Chicago was thlnklnf
about recalling him for the wlndup , but wll
now allow him to finish the scasoa out will
Omajia ,
Kid Monlw. it is now quite probable , wll
Jump Intu the National league next summer
Charlie Abbey has recommended him to
Washington and he will be given a trial
The Kid la a , Nebraska boy nnd so Is Abbey.
Elmer Smith , once the king of the Westcn
league sluggers , will be allowed to cscaps
from IMtlsburs this fall.
Fred Lake , on OlJ Western association
play r , has been resurrected by Louisville.
Kid hits b'en jotting the prairie on
lire out In the western part ot the state.
White Wings Tebeau Is not yet ready for
the sublp. lie ha been playing grandly on
flrst for Cleveland. He writes The nee , how
ever , that ho will return to minor company
iioxt season , and put a team lu at Denver
with what league ho falls to mention.
A liner Dalrymnlc , a hero in the old Knncl
nnd Indian wars , has been chased by I lull
St. Joe , vrho had almost a dead winning
lead In the early part of the Reason , has
nudi > a bigger slump In her playing than any
team In the association , Hugh Nlcol. how
ever , U expected to accomplish wonders Ii
another Beaton.
When the base ball legislators gather a
the annual convention to try anil Improve
the ruUs , the nrat business should be tha
abolishment of the catcher's mitt ( or In
field or outfield purposes. Unless a hilt i
! called baskets and lacrosse slicks may eve
lute ILercfrom. It Is really n farce ta have
such artificial aids In the game. Tha
catcher's mitt must go. New York World.
Tommy McCarthy will collect IWO [ n bet
tf the Bostons are ( cur times winners. Mot
ot the Boston players have tragera that the
champions will again win tha pennant. These
beta look a little ihaky jtut at prisent It
Is safe to ay. however , that Manager .Selee .
hasn't put up any stuff.
Tim Hurst has been nominated o * mana
ger ot the St. Loulft Browns. U would bj
funny If Tim and Chris should ever mix
their Irish and German adjective * .
Omaha's post smson exhibition games will
b * announced In Tuesday morning's Dee.
Old Hutch continues lo put up one of the
choicest seconds In the association. Langs-
ford , Ino , Is playing finely.
The Gmuhas will be homo tomorrow , and
President Howe will make Immediate prepa
ration ) ! for October exhibition games.
"Billy * Merrill has developed Into quite a
hitter sltftc he Joined the Cincinnati. With
two exceptions , he has secured hits In every
game In which he has played.
The I'eorla team has played about an
steady game throughout the season as any
team in the association.
President Howe says that a new umpire
sstem , that la In the selection of capable
men , will bo practiced In this association
next season ,
I'oriMt , flelil nnd Ntroain ,
IHB anglers are again
\havlng \ quite royal sport
with bass , croppte and
plckortl , nnd respecta
ble baskets arc being
made almost dally at
Cut-Off , Mnnawa. Big
Mud and Nobles' lakes.
At Lake Washington ,
Minnesota , and nt West
Point and Ashland this
state , the bass are tak
ing ths .froR most vo
raciously. Ring perch
can be had for
the labor and by the
barrel at any ol the ad-
acent lakes. They are biting with more
vldlty now than at any time dur-
ng the entire summer , nnd from this
on until the last of October It will be no
rick at all to fill your creel In a few hours
ishlng. They are not very gamey , but If
tsed whin fresh , make a delightful pan fish.
The regular market fishermen nlong the
Missouri are making big hauls of channel
cat , and , generally speaking , the sport is
good whcr ? there Is sufficient water to keep
he finny denizens In anything like their
normal condition.
There Is a good deal of shooting going on
icwadays , nights and mornings , at Cut-Off
take , and If all the shooters tell is true , nnd
it certainly Is , there is a powerful lot of
: cal and spoonbill being slaughtered , The
.line was when Cut-Off , or Wilson lake , as It
\vas then known , and which Iny fcomo distance
to the northeast ot the present lake , was 0110
of the most famous teal grcunds In the whole
western country , and In the old days it was
no trick at all for such shotH as John Petty ,
the late General Crook , John Collins , lien
Human , Jack Knowles nnd others to drive up
there and knock cvsr their half-hundred birds
In an evening" ? shoot. Improvements about
the lake In luttir years , however , have
encroached upon the feeding grounds of Anas
Dlscors. and they do not visit the waters In
anything : like the numbers they did In auld
lang syne. Still there are plenty of attrac
tions yet , good fesd In the muddy , reedy
shallows , delightful cover , and despite the
fact that buildings have shot up on all sides ,
and the shores are almost constantly lined
with men and boys , the birds continue to drop
in here In season In considerable numbers.
The blue-wing Is about the first ot all the
ducks , save the ever przscnt wood duck and
spoonbill , who returns to us In the fall frcm
tils breeding grounds In the north , and this
Is the time for them here , September. Where
not frequently dlsturbsd they sit in the mud
along our low lake shores , nomctlmea crvWil-
Ing together HO thickly that the stealthy pot
hunter is enabled to klli A dozen or more
at a shot. The teal , both blue-wing and
green-wing- like a bullet , and when they
alight drop down with the suddenness.of m
Wilson snipe. They are extremely f < nd of
low , mucky waters , where the splatter duck ,
reeds and smart weed thickly abound , Their
food is mostly of a vegetable character , and
they are Inordinately fond of the tiny seeds
of the reed , of wild rice and the tender
shoots of all aquatic plants , No flnsr table
bird exists , nnd in the fall , after a brkl stay
here , they become exceedingly fat and Uoth-
some. They do not linger In this latitude
long after the first ripping frost. There is
no more delicate member of the wild fowl ,
and , as they are very susceptible to the cold ,
they continue on southward at an early
Krastus Young of the Union Pacific , In a
special car , piloted a choice little party up
Into the mountains ot Idaho sumo two weeks
since , returning Tuesday eveningIn the
party were Drs. Bryant and Coulter and C.
R. Bates , and they rep rt a most splendiferous
outing. The car was sidetracked at Ilalley ,
on the Ketchem branch , and , per wagoni. the
hunters and fishermen made their way off
to the northwest about forty miles , to the
famous North Wood river. Here they shot
and fished to their hearts content. The
country Is startllngly mountain ; us , but rent
and riven with swiftly flowing crystal
streams , where the gamey trout loves most to
disport. Dr. Bryant won the pennant with
rod and reel , landing a monster five-pound
spotted trout with a six-ounce rod. There
were other big fish taken , but this one
capped the climax. They alsD had good sport
with the sage hens , and found mallard and
teal very plentiful. Twelve miles north of
their camp ground , an old mountaineer In
formed them , was a region fairly infested
with bear , but , as none of the party had lost
any bear , they made no pretense at hunting
Charlie BuJd of Des Molncs , and well
known here , has accepted the challenge of
Dr. Carver to shoot him three live bird
matches. 100 birds to the man , for $200 a
side each match. The flrst ot the ssries will
be shot at DCS Molnes next Tuesday after
noon , under the auspices of the Highland
Gun club. Thj Chippy , as Bud Is endear
ingly called. Is In capital form , and his
legion of friends throughout the west will
go broke that he wins the series.
Clark n. Hutton of Paxton , Neb.'and a
crack wing shot , was In tha city several
days Ust wvek. He reports chicken and
grouse very scarce on account ot the lang
continued drouth.
Theodore Wiseman , the well known mar
ket hunter , cameIn one day last week with
a handsome lot ot young chicken. lie has
been shooting In the vicinity ot O'Neill , and
says the birds are exceedingly plentiful up
there , Saya he killed over 209 last week ,
sixty-two In one day.
Dr. Caplps of Percival , la. , writes that he
has killed less plover this fall than In any
season for years. The lakes are all dry
down , his way and he looks for but little
duck or snipe shooting.
That redoubtable trapper and market hun
ter , Fred Lamb , has left us for the fall
months has gone to Swan lake , and will
endeavor to kep the market glutted with
game from now until the holidays. The
winter he will put in ratting , and expects
to reap a big harvest. Success , Frederick ,
write us occasionally.
A. Ilospe and Jack Knowles spent three
days In the field near Fremont last week ,
bagging In that time forty-two chicken. Wo
have It that there are good birds between
Fremont and Arlington.
These cool mornings and evenings are
bringing down tbe blue-wing teal , and some
good kills hare- already been made at Honey
creek and Cut-Off
Isn't It about time we were again hearing
Irom Fred Fuller or John Petty ? They
haven't shot a match now for over a year.
Will F. Chambers , Billy and Allen Marsh
of thin city nnd Charlie Bruen , jr. , ot Sioux
City spent the last wtvk guests cf the
obliging Pat Rheehan at Lake Washington ,
They had a great week of it , making a
magnificent catch ot basi , arid a bis bag of
teal and yellowlegs.
Our old nnd esteemed friend , Buffalo nut ,
has been smashing glass balls at a terrific
rate recently , whllo riding at full speed.
Out of 1,003 he broke 1.000 , and It Is a rarity
Indeed for htm lo miss. In November some-
tlmo ColonHTewly ami Frank S. Pnrmeleo.
the local clynrploti , may go against each
other at
IJxrney Shannon and Will Blmcral nudp a
great bug of teal , yellowlegs nd rail nt Cut-
Oft one morpiluc last week , numbering In all
something like ievcnty-flve birds.
ji if -
Stockton Iletli and the sporting rdltor
spent several liourn at Big lake Thursday
afternoon ntvl bagged fifty-throe rail or marsh
hens. The blrils are wondrousty plentiful
mid are being killed by the hundred dally.
Mat niiKRVrMl the United States National
bank hasn't bt-en shooting long , but lisa
caught on IfViKr rit shape. Decently ho pur
chased a tiandvntiio Lefevcr and was with a
party of frlefulVat Cut-Off the other morn-
Ins watching for teal , A flock ot seventeen
yellowlegs came piping down the wind , and
all three of Mat's companions got a shot Into
them without disturbing a fit her. The last
shot , however , veered the golden-pinned
whistlers round over Bugger's blind In the
rccds , anil us tliey passed he cut loose both
barrels. For a moment It looked as It the
floodgates ot heaven had opened and nothing
but yellov/le swere falling. Out ot the
seventeen Mat didn't do a thing but kill
fifteen of them.
Neliriinkn Ninln I Icyclu Hrcoril * .
The following Intcicstlng table shows the
Ncbrasku state bicycle records as accurately
ns they can bo obtained. The compilation Is
the work of Harry K. Smith , who has been
careful In his research for facts. The table
is made up from press dispatches and clip
pings which , Mr , Smith has preserved for
years. In this connection he says :
"In these days ot record breaking , rccordi
change with the hour , and possibly these
records may be set at new figures before you
go to press , but It Is doubtful. These , you
understand , are records In competition , not
against time. The records against time are
so numerous that no record has been kept ot
them to my knowledge , Every 'dub1 In the
state claims a record of some kind : "
Distance , oni'-qnarter mile , 312-5 seconds ,
L , E. Holton , Omaha , Nob. , nt Omaha fair
grounds ; July S2 , 1SU3 , Tourist Wheelman
Distance , one-half mile , 1:142-5. : II. E.
Fredrlcksen. Fremont , Neb. , tit Kearney ,
Neb. ; July C , 1S9I , fourth annual slate tour
Distance , one mile2:23 : , A. E. Proulx ,
Oninlia , Neb. , at Kearney , Neb. ; July B ,
1891. fourth minimi state tournament.
Distance , two miles , 5:20 : , A. K. I'roulx.
Omaha , Neb. , at Kearney. Neb. ; July G ,
1S9I , fourth annual slate tournnmont.
Distance , three miles , 7.JO 3- [ > , William
Sclinull , Lincoln. Neb. , at Omuhn , Neb. ;
August , 1S93 , Y. St. O. A. tommimi'nt.
Dlstiinc-e. five miles , 12K : ) 1-5 , II. P. Con
don , Omaha , Neb , at Oirmrm , Neb. ; Au-
Rust , 1 ! > W , Y. M. C. A. tournament.
Distance , ten , nille . 29:03. : II. I' . Condon.
Omnha , Neb. , nt Omaha. Neb. ; July S2 ! ,
ISM. Omaha fnlr jrroumls , Tourist Wheel
men meet.
Distance , one-half mill1:12. . F. G. Bur
nett , Lincoln , Neb , at Fremdr.t , Neb. ; July
27 , 15M.
Distance , one mlo ) , 2:27 : 1-5 , O R , Boles.
Denver , Colo. , .at Konrnev. Nel ) . ; July S ,
1S1I , fourth annual meet , Nebraska division.
Distance , two miles , G-li ! , J. A. McOuirn ,
Denver , Colo. , 'at ' Kearney , Nelj. ; July 5.
1S91 , fourth a ii ratal meet , Nebraska division.
At Kearn'y. Neb. , July 5 , 1S3I , C. It. Coul
ter of Toledo.'iO.Vfestabllshed a state record
for the milei mpilnst time , paced. Time :
2:19 : 4-5. Co-alter ris a class 13 man.
At PapllllonjiNcb. , In 1893 ( can't Just find
date ) . Jack Cullcy of Omaha rode an un-
paced quartr > mileIn 33 seconds flat , which
is probaly thivrpcgrd for the unpaced quarter
mile. < ,
The Young jMqn's Christian assoclat'on
football team , tl-ja fall la being coached by
Charles Thonmsj who last year was In-
strucUr for the Biker university of Kansas ,
and Harry LSyman of Yale. The team , if
I may so deslgnat It In advance ef regular
organization , " .If surpassing the most san
guine expoctaUons and under the mentorsh.p
ot such men ns Thomas and Lyman may be
expected to develop Into a very formidable
aggregation. 4-Fo'nbill. players ncdd more
practice than turny"other class or athletes ,
as It Is absolutely necessary to the vlgorcus
tactlon to which they are subjected In a
game. They must be hardened and In
durated to the very highest standard , and
with this knowledge the Young Men's Chris
tian association men are improving every
spare moment. They are determined tq bo
In the best pcsslbie form by the time of
the season's opening. They assemble fcr
work every evening at Young Men's Chris
tian association park , where football de
votees will flnd a . welcome. There
Is plenty of the fine t kind of timber within
the institution's ranks , and the team this
fall may be confidently expected to fully sus
tain the Gate Clty'a credit upon the gridIron -
Iron Held.
U IilRiH-rlnca of tlio Wheel.
who read "Whhper-
Ings of the Wheel"
will be Interested In
the following reinarks
from the pen of one
who seems to be spe
cially anxious to see
the advance of the
national costume for
ladles who enjoy the
splendid and healthful
snort of cvnllnir. The
contributor In modesty signs "Common
Sense , " and the article is worth the reading ,
containing comments and Information ot
value relative to the new costume which is
attracting so much attention all over the
civilized world.
OMAHA , Sept. 13. To the Bicycle Edlior
of The Bee : Things that are In themselves
acknowledged to lie sensible and correct when
properly made , always have to suffer in the
eyes of the public because of mtsmade and
untrue Imitations , which nro resorted to In
order to accomplish difference and Indi
viduality , and even especial notice. Gay
colors and awkwardness attract quickest , but
neatness and taste leave more permanent and
favorable impressions. There ore conceded to
be two sensible and modest modes of attlre-
ment for our sister 'cyclists. Quito prefera
ble the soft colored suit consisting of waist
neatly made , with sleeves loosely pleated at
shoulder to match pleats In the skirt , bloomer
trousers , not too large , reaching just below
the knee , where they merge into leather leg
gings which should match the suit as nearly
as possible. A short skirt to the top of the
Icgglns leave unwarranted the claim ot Im
modesty. A wide belt and cap of the goods ,
and gloves , shoes ami Icgglns allko set off
the combination , and the universal comment
( aside from those who- delight In unkind
criticism ) Is that the desired end , viz. , com
fort , safety , reflntmunt and modesty are ac
complished In this mode of 'cycle dress ,
The other , whlle hot conceded to be so
popular , yet qaltc'ias comfortable , is the
carefully made divided skirt of dull , soft
shade. No description need be given. In
any suit louduesi' ' sliould be avoided. Bright
colors or contrartlarc very noticeable , and
usually worn by those whose grace does not
justify the nitration they attract. Erect
posture , proper conduct , neat and tidy ap
pearance and pcrieTttance in the cause will
do most to overcome the as yet only par
tially historical prejudice against ladles
riding 'cycles. a3tdthis much less Important
innovation , the'ikiefw1' and proper , safe and
sensible coaturruntor ladles a-wheel.
t the Cuuntry.
Next Sunday will close the season ot the
model minor Uaguo within the history of
Iho sport , the Western association. Taking
the Held under tlie most discouraging and
uncertain auspices last May , without a
dollar In cash to buck them , they quit now
In September , after four brief months of
play , with sonic-thing like $6,000 In the
treasury , and with comparatively no In-
ilcbtcdncse in any city In the circuit. In
fact , thiy : have all made money , even
Qulncy will wind up with a few dollars on
thn right 3lJa of the balance sheet. If this
Isn't an endorsement of the way In which
the association , has been managed I would
ilka to know what fs. No other league in
tlie country can mokti such a showing.
Whllu credit is due sundry person * for the
possibility ot inch a condition there Ii no
one Individual who comes In for the com
mendation and praise that President Dave
i : . Itowe is entitled to. It was his untiring
onurer , foresight and good Judgment that
AGE I mm 111
< c \ SP" * Aid " *
f" JF
Dtj R RAH Fi
HI a { # * i Sara * 'torn ' 9
A full set $5.00.Vainuilcil lo lit.
To i ! th extract oil piiinlcss in morning new ( ccth
before dark.
Silver Illltii'V $1.00. Pure gold $2.00 and up.
Gold croM us , 28 R , $0 to SB. Hrliltfo teetit $ (5 ( per
liiird Floor Paxton Block , 16ii ant ! Farnam ,
J.ilillAttrnduilt , Tc/rjiftoiie / /.V.T. Oci'inttn .S'jw''cil.
Use Dr. Bailey's Tooth Powders
made the prosed feasibleat nil , and I
doubt If them ! i another man In the
coimtty- who could have accomplished the
snmo work In the same territory. Whllo
President llowi has plenty of fault finders
It IB principally nt the hands of men who do
nut take Into consideration the facts of
the They are blind to the fact that If
It hadn't been for llowo we would liavo had
nothing better than amateur ball blind to
thi fact that there wasn't anybody clso In
On > alm who had the nerve to take hold of
what looked like a white elephant ns Itowe
did blind to the fact that he has given us
a grp".l season of sport and achieves a
wlnf'U | > of tlKf season that marked no year
In the past *
Another gentleman who must como In for
hla full need ol praise , nnd that Is Gen.ral itcVlttle. He was the originator
of the Western association , the one
protoplasm. I might say. from which'tho
powerful organization WP now have grew
from. Tom Iny awake nights last winter
ciulgiJIng his brains for ways and means to
bring about Just what we- behold today , and
It Is to his unwa\erlng faith , Intrepid ug-
grcsislon and perseverance we are Indebted.
A Lot of ( .liiiitu t Ilo mi- .
Looks as It there was something In the
claims of Iluck Ebrlght after nil that the
Uoiirko family owe their bitting reputations
to the circumscribed dimensions of the
Charles Street park. Take the games at
home alone , and the Omahas have a batting
per tcntnge almost 100 points better than
any team In the association , but Include the
gamea abroad and they will be found In
fourth place. At home here Moron's per
centage touches almost the 500 maik. Mc-
Vey 4.10. Langsford 3.60. Ulrich 3.00 , Hutchi
son 2.95 and the rest of them way up , but
abroad a 2.00 man would look like n piece
of art. At no time this season have they
batted away from home , excepting In two or
three games , and on the present trip their
hits have not run Into double number. ! once.
Such pitchers as Garish , Ffcyjemeyer. Sonler ,
Capllnger and IJurrls have been letting them
down with two , three nnd four hits , which
ought to be sufficient to make such giants
as McVey , Moran pt al take to tall grass.
What Is the reason of this ? Well , simply
because the Omahas arc not hitters , that's
nil. If they were they would hit off their
own cellar door ns fluently a& they would on
It. In the composition of next season's team
an eye to the hitting qualities of any new
men lo be engaged would ba something that
would help to land us a little nearer the top
of the heap than we landed this tall.
Otir tloiiH null Alum-era
SI'TTON. Nob. , Sppt. 10 To llw Sporting
Kdltor of The- Hoe : Will you tilenp decide
the following through the columns of The
Huntla.v lice : In u gnme of hall whir- ; cue
nan Is out , u bn e i untie * occuplei Jirsl
base , nn Inlleld lly Is batted und caii'.lit
by ( lie second baseman , wl'hln llio diamond
mend , the llrst baste runner on hearing the
ball liatted starts nt once fop second base ,
the- second baseman throws the bull to llrst
base nnd thf umpire decide. ) lioth men out.
Was that decision correct nccorrtlnK to rule ,
or was the llrnt l > a > ! p runner entitled to ilrst
buse ? Thomas K. Stewart.
An ? . It was , If the runner was off of first
b.ise when the llrst baseman got the ball.
OMAHA , Sept. 12. To the Sporting- Editor
of The Bee : I'leasp plve answer In Sunday
Hce : Game , casino ; 21 points ; C 19 points ;
W IS points ; W makes 8 points and claims
game ; C makes ennls only nnd claims game ;
who wins ? Oley Ol.non.
Ans , In olil-fashloned casino you count
out , that IK If C makes i points before
W makes 8 nnd claims out , he la out ; or
If W makes 8 points and claims out before
C makes 2 points W Is out. If a man claims
out. however , and 1st mistaken , his opponent
goes out. In your case , however , abiding by
the count In regular onlpr C wins , but ns
you had no understanding- is n diaw.
SOUTH OMAHA , Sept. 7. To the SportlnK
Kdltor of The lice : I saw a piece in last
Sunday's Bee asklntf you what was the
best time made for dressing a beef. I
thought 1 would let you know. The best
time ever mnde was 4:03 : dressing- beef
In market style , made by Larry Noonan
of South Omaha In 1882. That lime beat
the world's record. A. M.
WHXJOX. Sept. 10. To the Sporting Kd
ltor of The IJec : Please answer tlu-se ques
tions through your paper : What are tin-
best records for foot running for one , live
nnd ten miles ? N. W. Aul.
Ans. One mile , 4:12i : ; flvc miles. 24:10 : ; ten
miles , 51:053-5. :
GHAND ISLAND , Sept , 8. To the SnortIng -
Ing Kdltor of The Bee : In next Sunday's
Bee please give the state records made on n
bicycle for quarter-mile , naif-mile and live
miles , also names of persons makingsame. .
A Subscriber.
Ans. See records in another column.
CHAWFOHD. Neb. , Sept. 11. To the
Sporting Kdltor of The nee : In your Sun
day Bee please let me know how many
rounds that J. I * Sullivan anil Charles
Mitchell fought the time they fought In
France. I made n bet that It was over 100
rounds. Crawford.
Ans. Thirty-nine rounds.
GRAND ISLAND , Sept. II.-To the SportIng -
Ing- Editor of The Bee : To decide a bet
please state In next Sunday's Bee which of
the two clubs. Boston or Baltimore , has
held the lead the longest this year up to
September 11. inclusive , and oblige. Con
stant Reader.
Ans. Baltimore. I
BEATRICE , Nell , , Sept. in. To the SportIng -
IngKdltor of The Bee : Please answer In
next Sunday's Be < the following iiutrtlon :
A nnd B are playing crlbhage ; A lllays six ,
II eight , A five , B seven. IB this a f-equence ,
nnd how many points can II score ? VV. Jl.
Ans. It Is a sequence with n run o * fmr
nnd Jive if it U the last card.
KxorcUe * Kcrnmmrmlr'I f"r Healthful De
velopment of the Muscle * .
In the article preceding thla I described
the making of the gymnasium. In this will
be detailed some of the rudlmental exercises ,
You should begin training so moderately
that you will never feel a soreness from It ,
With the gymnasium described you can
develop nearly every muscle of the body , and
you can learn to do some exceedingly clever
feats , but It will require time and patience ,
do at It with the same system that you
study mathematics or Latin.
This Is the simplest , yet It furnishes the
most varied and Interesting forms of exer
cise and amusement of any other two frytn-
naslum adjuncts , The muscles of the arms ,
wrists , chest , abdomen , legs ami hips are
chiefly benefited by bar exercise. The bar
should be at a sufficient height above the
head to require a slight spring to grapp It.
Stand directly under the bar , Jump up and
grasp It firmly with both hands , the palms
facing from you and the thumb on same
side with fingers. Practice this until you can
sustain your weight , either at a standstill
or swinging back and forth , for several min
utes. Then practice hanging with one hand.
Grasp bar firmly as before , and gradually ,
by bending the arms at the elbow , ralsa the
body until your chest Is even with the bar.
Once or twice will fatigue you at first , but
continue It until you can breast It seven
or eight times successively.
Grasp bar with both hands , bend the knees ,
bring them between your hands and hook
them over tha bar. Let go with your hands ,
allowing the body to drop , head downward ,
To reach the ground from this position swing
back and forth vigorously until the head
rises about even with tl- > bar , and on the for
ward swing unhitch the legs from the bar
and spring quickly to the ground , alighting
on the feet. This , nn first appearance , seems
illlllcult , but a few trials ( I would suggest
making them over a mattress or snwdust )
will perfect you In U.
Breast the tar ns before described. With
the legs together and held stiff , move them and upward , describing n circle , nnd
bring the body around the bar until you
He Hat upon It. Prom this position you
circle round and round the bar as many
times as practicable. Circle It both forward
( that Is , going around In opposite direction
from the one In which you cume upon It ) nnd
backward ,
Haig by the legs as before described , but
do not let go with the hands. Loose one leg.
bring it as far back as possible and with
a very vigorous kick throw
It forward , carrying the body around the
bar. As the body falls over the bar repeat
the kick for the second circle. After the first
two or three revolutions the body will go
around of its own momentum.
Grasp bar firmly with both hands. Bring
the legs between them and bend them over
the bar. Pull the body up with the arms
until the small of I lip back rests on top ot
bar. Now , raise the body erect , pulling the
seat back between the hands , and assume a
sitting posture.
From the slttlnft position ease yourself
forward off ot bar , throwing the arms around
it ( one at the time ) . With the hands claspIng -
Ing your pantaloons at the shies , swing your
; ; legs back and forth , vigorously carrying the
j i body over the bar. Repeat the motion as
, body falls over the bar for the next revo
The primary cxerclsos on thp rings arc so
simple that detailed descriptions ara un
necessary. Swinging back and forth , "chin
ning" and "breasting" the rings , "skinning
the cat. " hanging by the legs , etc. , should ba
practised for several weeks. You will then
| improvbe more difficult and interesting
For gytmiRstB who care for boxing this U
an admirable apparatus. With It you can
tral * i yourself to lilt a powerful blow. The
bag should hang about oven with thp breast.
Usi > light weights at first , say from two
to four pounds. Never exercise long enough
to fatigue yourself. Assuming position ,
cairy the tings above the head , down to sides ,
and out at arm's length. Then turn the bark
to rings and repeat same motions. All of.
the exercises are simple , but In the course of
time wonderfully effective. A. II. K.
J.VUH Til 1.11. .Y ( > Tl'Ji.
Virginia has the greatest manganese mines.
Railroad ties hi\e ; almost depleted Califor
nia redwood forests.
American corset factories represent an In
vestment of $7,000,000.
A substitute for glass Is made of collodion i
wool , and Is flexible- , not brittle.
Four-tenths ot the operating expenses of nn
electric light plant arc foe coal.
A new planing machine Is worked by elec
tricity and will do the work of fifty men In
one day.
An elevated railway with novel features is
planned for Vienna. Tlio cars arc to bo sus
pended Instead of running upon ordinary
There is talk of lighting by electricity about
twenty-five miles of the dredged channel of
Mobile bay. At present the path Is too dark
and tortuous for night navigation.
By the Kissel system of telephony , which
Is a German invention. It is said that any
subscriber can connect himself with the sta
tion Independently ot the others.
A scheme has been proposed to reduce the
friction of salt water against the sides of a
steamer , which It Is claimed will Increase the
speed 50 per cent. It Is to force air through
the vessel's , plates and thereby form a narrow
space between the Iron and water.
An absolutely sawproof metal Is made of
three layers ot iron , between which Is placed
alternately two layers ot crucible steel , and
the whole then welded together.
A power building designed for the occu
pancy of sixty-four different small manufac
turing concerns Is under construction at
PJttsburg , Pa. , In which no belting , shafting
or pulleys will be used. A complete system
of electric motors will be Installed on each
floor , the power for which will be supplied
by a 230 horse power steam-driven electric
generator located In the basement.
The general committee of the German trade
unions Is now considering the advlsabilty of
calling together a congress next year. The
last congress , held at Halberstadt In 1S92 ,
was nimble to form a strong central organiza
tion for united action. The German unions
are behind those cf other countries In num
bers and money resources. According to the
committee there are only 227,000 members.
The strongest organization is that of the
metal workers , with 26,000 members ; the
Joiners have 18.000 , the printers 10,000 , the
tobacco workers and masuim 1-1,000 each , nnd
the shoemakers 10,000.
The phonograph Is ( mutually finding Its
way to Industrial application. In the odlco
of the Pall Malt Magazine articles are spoken
into the cylinder , which is then sent to the
printer , where It Is set In a duplicate ma
chine In which It winds off Its message at
the pace set by the compositor , who works
by ear. The proofreader usen the phonograph
In the same way , and thus does away with
the need of a copyholder.
The editors of the Will Reporter and the
Boston Herald are arguing the "old , old
story" of whether better woolen goods are
made In this country or in England. The
fact Is , says Wade's Fiber and Fabric , we
have never tried to excel the English manu
facturer In quality , and we are not going to
try , except prrlmps In n piece of goods for
exhibition. If we did try we would fall , for
English manufacturers have accumulated ex
perience handed down from father to son for
hundreds ot years , and millions ot dollars
cannot buy experience ,
The other day an Anglican clergyman
prosecuted a young woman for trespassing
on "his" church yard and damaging "his"
hay growing therein , by visiting her sister's
grave and placing flower * thereon. Com
menting on this Incident London Truth says :
"By two sentimental fictions the church yard
Is God's Acre and the church tha national
or the pcoplo'church. . But In dry law
God's Aero Is the Incumbent's freehold , and
the only right of Iho people In tbo 'national'
church yards Is the- right to be burled there.
Next to the right ot a vicar to the grass
growing on a grave , I think the most ob
noxious privilege ot the bcneflccd clergy Is
their right to levy toll on monuments In
church yards. The other day & gentleman
deulred to place a stone wall round the grave
I Nervous
Catarrh , all Qlsoasaa of the NOBS-
Throat , ChoBt.Stomnoh , Llvor , Blood
Skin nnd ICklnoy Dleoasoa , Loa
Dr. Scarlcs & Scarlcs , V tf A ?
Vegetable ,
Prepared fiom the original formula pro
nerved In the Arclilvpsol the Holy Latulhiv
Ing an authentic liUtory dutlntf buck GOD years.
for nil Stomach , Kidney and Bowel
troubles , especially
Price CO oeuts. Buhl by nil drugplsto.
The Franciscan Remedy Co. ,
. . . ' for Circular aiM Illustrated Calendar.
Dr. E. C. West's Nerve and Brain Treatment
jsolu under po lllvo written irunractco , bj author-
'zed ' RKcntg only , to euro flVnIc Memory ; Los ot
t'rnlii ( mil Iforvu Fcmor ! Tx-Jt Mnnhoatl ; Jiilrkneeo ;
S'itflit Lowes ; JJvil Droning ; lck of Confidence ;
NorvoafnoM ; l.snUuilo ; nil Drnlns ; I.ossot I'ower
ii tbo Ucnornllvu OririuH in oilier nei , cnu xl bj
iver-oiurtion ! VonthfulKrrorj , orExcjsslvoUnoot
Cnbaooo. Opium or LlquirvTlilrn soon leail to
rtisor/ . Consumption , Imimlty nn.l Dcnth. By mnll ,
1 a ben ; Of or ( ft ; nilh wrlllonKUirnnteo to euro ot
cfunrt WliST'SCClUailBVItUI' . Arortnln
jro for Oo'ighf. Cohu , A lhmn , UroucliltH , Croup ,
fiiooiiins ( ! nuf Ii. Koro Throat. 1'lencniit to tnko ! dh-cunliu ( : i1 . tsizf. nnw23 . ; old
Goodman Drug Co. , Omaha.
of him mother In Hanipslead cemetery. He
foil nil that he could not ilo so without paying
a fee of 4 10s to the vicar of Ilampstead.
Were I to propose to abolish such fees I
should be charged with 'sacrilege' or possibly
even 'robbing God. ' "
Ilov. Dr. Fourthly , accompanied by Mrs.
Fourthly , was making n pastoral call at the
ShackHToril duelling , nnd hail unconsclourly
prolonged his stay until the afternoon EUII
was low In the sky and Tommy SlmckelJord
had begun to grow hungry.
Burning with righteous Indignation , and
moved by n strong sense of personal Ill-
treatment , Tommy strode into the parlor.
"Maw , " he said , in a high-pitched voice ,
"you'd better get a gait on you. If paw
comes home an' finds supper ain't ' ready
again he'll raise the darnedest row ever you
went anywhere ! "
Miss Gallic Do you really believe that
dancing Is In Itself wicked ?
Deacon Dogood ( solemnly ) N-o , not In It
self , perhaps. In fact , there may have been
cases In which dancing could have been un
hesitatingly declared not at all wicked.
"I am delighted to hear that. Won't you
mention one of them ? "
"Well , for Instance , I do not think wo
could reasonably blame the blessed martyrs
if any ot them danced on the hot plowshares. "
Visitor Your church Is a beauty. That
handsome house next door Is the parsonage ,
I presume.
Deacon Do Good N-o. Fact Is , the par
sonage is some distance uptown , but we In
tend to nmko an offer for one of thcso nearby
residences soon. "
"Tho price will be nigh , no doubt. "
"Urn I think not , We sha'n't ' try to buy
until after our new chimes are put In. "
The Nevada mllitin arc enjoying an outing
at "Camp 1'onjade , " but there must be Borne-
Irreverent soldiers among them It the fol
lowing from the Car sun Appeal la true :
"Just as 1'aul Thompson was saying his
prayers last night somebody hit him In the
ear with n wad of damp oatmeal. Ills omen
was premature and emphatic , though hardly
orthodox. "
"You fellows seem lo Ilko your work. "
said the new arrival.
"Yes , Indeed , " said the Imp. throwing In
another shovel of sulphur , "It will be e
cold day when there Is u strike In this place. "
A Matter r l.i-ttcr * .
The absurdities of many typographical r-
rortt are duo to the immense Importance )
which atlaches lo each ot the letters cf the
alphabet. I remember veelng U stated that
at one of the army reunions over 2,000 were
compelled to Bleep on cats , the a lining In
plucp of the o. lly adding u t to thn woM
pain , it was said that the poor victim writhed
In paint. Au 1 will transform a little word
Into a great world. An makes Hwel sweet ,
The change of a letter make * an Invention
ulrnply an Intention , and an I will make a
tirade of trade. A little u turru gladsome
morning Into mourning , nnd by ilnuptaK a
b the bravo are made lo rave ,
II Is said that Dvorak purposes to write an
opera , founded on Longfellow's "Hiawatha , "
to be sunn In Kngllxb , by the puplli ol tha
National Conservatory of Music. Ulvorafc ,
before hfl sailed for Kurope , spent many
bours among Ilutfalo IllU'ri Indians , listening
to their chants , watching their tlanrex. ana
filling ht ear and eye with the color and
xnotlpii of H people quite uew to him.