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18 THE OMAIIA DAILY likia HT DAY , JULY u , isns.
ON THE BASE BALL SITUATION
Short Sttrios of the Flay ncd Players
WITH THE BAMBOO AND .HAfr'rOLKS
Opening of tlio Upland I'luvor Season Clint
' ' nf Ne-
llh HID 'loiuM * I'luyuri-Oiio
liniisliu'it stable * Uumtlun * Hint
Anauari Hi only HudgoU
Tlicre lias been a good dell of a hullabaloo
made about tlio nonsupport of the Omaha
bill learn mid there rooms to bo a general
Ignorance as to the cause of this lack of ap
preciation en the part of thj sport-loving
public , nnd still It Isn't much of a mystery
after all. If the public could read -a few of
the cJllcrlali In the papers of other cities In
the association touching the head of tha
Omaha management they would only be con
vinced of what they already know. Base
ball , llko any other business , to be EUCCBSS-
Ilil , must be ! n competent and honest hands ;
the people will rot bo bullied or bulldozed
Into patronizing this or that shop or itore ,
neither can they bo blackguarded Into at
tending a lull game. This talk about patrlot-
lim In connection with base bill Is a weak
subterfuge to build up n business that threat
ens to dcctlno for good and abundant causes.
Omaha wants base ball and will have base
ball , despite the success or nonsuccess of the
present outfit , and under favorable conditions
will rupport the game us well ns any city In
There Is still another thing , less Injurious
of course , but stilt which tells hard on the
pttronago ut the games at present , and that
Is ttut a man cannot go cut to the oM fair
grounds and ultimas a game of ball called at
3:15 : jnd got Ijjpk home for a spasomblc din
ner. Of courpo 3 45 Is ncnr to late to rail a
game In midsummer under auspicious condi
tions In the line of speedy games and speedy
transportation The street railway company
has boon generous and accommodating In the
furnishing of specials , and yet It I ? an Incon
venience for most patrons of the game to
malco tlio trip , being compelled to walk sev
eral blocks or take a train nt a given time.
But UiU drawback la nothing comparoj to the
way Western association umpires and Western
association managers and captains conduct
their gjmo ? . There has not been more than
one game played In Omaha this season In less
time than two hours , and the majority of the
contest * at the fair grounds thus far has
been of two hours and a half duration , and the
Bpectatcrs of the same have had the felicity
of getting back to the city an hour or so
after the general dinner hour Business men
who endeavor to snatch an hour or two for
rocreatlcn every other day or so , soon get
tired cf this sort of a thing , and turn their
attention to something else besides tnso ball
for dlvertlsoment. The laggard scenes with
which many of the games here are replete are
harrowing Indeed nnd It would require a
Job to make a regular attendant. Umpires
and players are equally to blame. The um
pires , outside of cilllng "ball1 or "strike. "
with the single exception of Jack Haskell
of this association , thus far have been no bet
ter than EO many wooden Indians They al
low rebellious players to stop a game and
argue with them as often as they please ;
give eich man from one to five minutes to
get ready to take his position at the bat and
as much time ns they want to get to and
from the field. Not a single Omaha player
this season has been seen to make a run
for his position In taking the field at the
commencement of game or Inning. With
proper manigpmcnt from three-quarters to
an half-hour could be saved In every game
played. Then people would be better satisfied
and more of them would turn out.
Just now the Omaha team Is playing nlco
ball , notwithstanding they have been severely
handicapped by accident nnd sickness. They
ore a good third In the race and with a lit
tle bit of luck during the next couple of
weeks should bo crowding I'eorla for the
load. The team Is composed of a lot of
gentlemen and hard working , conscientious
players and for their sake , If for no other
on earth , It would be a happy sight to sec
800 or 1,000 people on the grounds dally and
ten times that number on Sundiy Tom
MoVlttie Is all right. He Is affable and
courteous at all times , is entitled to be at the
head of the game hero and the fins will lend
every assistance In keeping him there With
a competent and popular manager and Mc-
Vlttle In exclusive charge of the club base
ball would now be booming In Omaha.
It will be state fair day at the ball grounds
next Thursday , that Is 10 per cent of the
gross proceeds will be turned over to the
state fair fund and this should be sufficient
to draw out a great crowd. The wholesale
and retail dealers throughout the city will b3
supplied with tickets and urged to dispose
of the same and thereby grass two birds
with a single stone push the state fair along
and contribute to the welfare of the glorious
national game. The big grand stand at the
fair grounds should for the nonce bo crowded ,
for the cause Is a most laudable one. The
Llncolns , the biggest card of all the teams ,
In this city , will be arrayed agilnsl
Hutch's men and a royal battle , as always
eventuates when these old foemen meet , wll
And ne\t Saturday will bo another specla
day In the game and another throng sliouli
swarm to the nark. This will be the
Worltlngnian's day and every laborer In the
city , or as many of them as see proper to
attend , will be admitted to all parts of the
grounds , Including the grand stand , for the
single admission of 25 cents All the labor
unions of the city v.111 bo supplied with tick
ets and members can secure the same before
starting for the grounds. In Syracuse , N
Y. , the other day Worklngman's day drew
out a crowd of 8,000 people. It would b ; a
grand thing It Omaha could do a third as
IMInvrr with UnM PlnYi-M.
Scott Stratton has been released by Chi
Billy Merrltt Is doing good , work for Pitts-
St. Joe has harpooned a now pitcher named
Lincoln don't llko Umpire Ward. The }
want him decapitated.
Dutcliy Selsler of tlio Peorlas lias gone
lame and been stabled.
Frank Donnelly , formerly of the local team
la now on Qulncy's pay roll.
Breltcnstein Is certainly ono of the best all
around plajors In the league.
Baltimore Is looked upon as the mode
managed team In the league.
Ryan of Boston Is said to to as good n
catcher as either Ganzel or Tenney.
Frank Klllen's condition Is such tint he
may not bo able to pitch again this season.
Anson Ins made but seven errors up to
July 1. He acceptol 009 out of 618 chanc s
Omaha has been handicapped considerably
during the paU nine games with crippled
Captain Doyle of New York Is looking over
the minor league Held for plCcrs for the
Purvis leads the Des Molnes alugqers
closely followed by McVlcker and Long nil
* They no longer claim the pennant In Now
York , find the same might be sild of sovera
Buckerlno has decapitated Pitcher Leltman
and think * of sawing off one of Freddy
Burnes' leg ) .
Grandpa Billy Traflley plays ball today
with all the energy that marked Ills wori
ton years ago.
Pitcher McDcugal Is back In the \\csterr
association. Qulncy has rented him of tli
at. J.ouJs Browns.
Up to July 2 the Phillies had made 11
doublet , thirty-three triples end twenty
three home runs.
In Lctehc'r , McVlcker and McKlbbon De
Mofnes has by far the fastest outfield In th
'Perry Werden has resigned the captaincy
of the Minneapolis team. To much arxlet
for the King of pie eater * .
Danny BoUnd , Qulncy's dapper llttla bjck
stop , ranks well with I'etle Lehman as th
atnr catcher In this circuit.
Manager Dut'dalo Informed me when her
ast that Kockford uns one of tlio belt ball '
onus for Its hlze ho ever played In.
The UocUford Morning Stnr Implores ManI I
iier Nlcol to hire a few ball plnycri and let |
ils Jhcemakprs get In.rk at their trada ,
Manager Slice touK upon Big Sam Tho.np-
son aa the best right fielder In the country.
Sam's lilttlns Ins been nbjvo par lately.
1,009. Cleveland offers Urn $251 per montli
The r Idltlon of Qlasscotk to the Washing-
uru > ha * nut put that team In wllli tlio pen
nant bidders tu wai expected at the time.
Gran I Riplds brings up "lie roar In the
Vcslein league Le.-ausa Dtacun Ellh preferred j
u hpavy hitting outfield to nimble llelilers.
Cleveland will hardly buy Joe Harrington ,
hlrd ba fa in an cf the 1'rtll River ( Mnsa )
cam. The amount asked for lilJ release Is
What Is tlio matter with the Buckcrlnos ?
Old Holloweycd Defeat "nas been stalking
hrough the Lincoln pjrk pretty often cf late
Carey , the Baltimore ' llrst baseman , lias
icen using tlio same old ni'tt for ten years.
S'o wonder he can manipulate II so Jitter-
President Froednnn says thai for certain
reasons It Is Impossible for him tu make
Johnny Ward an offer to manage and captain
the New Yorks
The Hockford Keglstcr-Gazetlo pertinently
omnrkj that Rowc ought to transfer his club
to the California Icnguo. That's far enough
away , isn't It ?
Fred Ely , MmrtMop of the St. LouU Browns ,
will retire from tho. diamond to take charge
of a hardware factory at Glrard , Pu. , of which
IP Is ran owner.
The 1'eoriai carry a broken bat for the use
of the man who Is Instructed to sacrifice ,
nnd they to * ? out a sound cne should too get
two strikes on him.
Pre3ld nt Uoblson of Cleveland has spoken
'or $100 worth cf choice seats for the first
night's performance of Hoyt's new play , In
which Ani < on Is to appear.
Pitcher McGrccvy will unite his fortunes
with these of the belle of Qulncy one week
from Monday next. You can expect a good
many home runs from Mac after that , .
Umpire Haskell was called home last vvce-k
on account of the serious Illness of his father.
Unskell pcre , however , Is on the mend and
King Jack lias taken up the Indicator again
It la a pleasure to see the Peorhs take the
field There is no loiflng In that crowd. They
go out on the run , and It Is constant business
like hustle with them until the last man Is
Reports from the various cities show that
Lincoln led the Fourth of July attendance.
The rccslptq were : Lincoln , $463.75 ; Des
Molnes , ? 447 50 ; Omaha , $400.40 ; St. Joseph ,
Tom McVlttlo has the best wishes of all
the ball cranks , and If the Omaha club re
mains hero It Is the general desire to see It
in his hands. McVlttle can get all the as-
slstanco he needs at any time.
The Qulncys vvlien hero a week ago getaway
away Flist Baseman Inks' magic bat and he
hai been mourning ever since. Still It
doesn't seem to have affecteJ the big fellow's
It will be observed that Colonel Thomas
of the Peorias Isn't losing many games as
tie goes along. Ho la making monkeys out
of the rest of the pitching phcnoms In the
Al Buckenberger , ex-manager of the St.
ouls team , la accused ot having "knocked"
the team whenever opportunity presented It
self. Frank Homier , late of the Browns ,
makes this statement.
Plttsburg would like to harpoon Pitcher
Thomas. The Pirates offered Peoria $1,000 In
cash for him last week , but Peoria said nay
The Distillers put the figures at $2,000 , and
tlje deal Is at a standstill.
Invitations for the marriage of Pitcher
J. E. McGrevey and Miss Julia Unverzagt
liave been Issued. The wedding will take
jlaco at tha home of the bride , 502 York
street , July 2'J. Qulncy I lei aid.
According to the Hockford Gazette the
Dos Molnei fans have been roa tlng Traflley
during the last series on the home grounds ,
and no matter how meritorious his work , hs
was greeted with hoots and jeers.
The Rockford Register-Gazette thus pleas
antly Jollys Hans Hanscn "Hanson , the sa
cred Scandinavian , uses a great head In
pitching. The head is his own , too , and the
ex-city leaguer is making a great record for
They say , and I guess tliey are correct ,
that Flggemelr hasn't given a base on balls
In the last five games In which he pltcheJ.
Ho didn't accompany the Muflleys over here
last week , but was left at home along with
Dutchy Holmes to rest up.
As things look now young Miller of Cin
cinnati will outplay Jimmy Bannon In all
rci-pects. July I Miller had made one more
run , had a batting percentage of .359 to ,36fl.
a fielding perc ° ntage of .948 to .977 and had
stolen twenty-two bases to twelve. Boston
Joe Vlsner of Rcckforrt Is one of the most
ic'lablo batters in this league , says the Des
Molnes Record. Ono good thing about him
Is that his attempts aie not made spasmod
ically , but every day SPCS him plugging away
and finishing with a mark of some kind in
the base lilt column.
The Omaha club stands about as much
chance of being transferred to Denver as It
does to Now South Wales That Is only
another of Rowe's Intimidating schemes. It
might thrive a few weeks at Sioux City , but
oft In Colorado would mean a general col
lapse of the association.
The national game , says Ren Mulford , is
responsible for the free and easy coinage of
a good many words that were unknown when
Noah Webster did his great Juggling act
with language. Sphereomanla Is a new ono
It Is the name given to those who are
afflicted with the popular and of times pleas
urable malady base ball enthusiasm.
The Omaha team plays In St. Joe today
and tomorrow and returns hero for games
with Lincoln Tuesday , Wednesday and
Thursday , nnd St. Joe Friday , Saturday and
Sunday. They then leave on their sscond
eastern trip , playing at Des Molnes July 22 ,
23 and 24 , at Rockford 26 , 27 and 28 , Peoria
29 , 30 and 31 , and at Qulncy August 2 , 3
Somebody has been trying to name the
ball players who are entitled to a front
seat at the ballet , and so far they are all
confined to old Western association players.
Billy Moran , Jack Newell , Parson Nicholson
are billed as baldheads and no ono wculd
take Billy Traflley for n brother of the
Sutherland sisters. Bill hasn't got enough
front hair to wipe a pen on.
Had they arrested the boys Sunday It would
have taken all the available funds In Lancaster
county to prove that our boyg were playing
ball , says the Lincoln Courier. It would have
bcon Impossible. And as for Buck , he did a
very foolish thing when he ran up the track
for a couple of miles. He was In no danger.
H would have been perjury to have convicted
Bulk of playing ball.
The hitting reocrd of the Rockfords on their
recent western trip was as follows , some of
the players not being In all the gamos1 Vls
ner 21 hits , Krelg 16 , Truby 14. Kllng U , Lo
Rett S , Snyder 12 , Holland 13 , Horton 5 ,
Underwocd 8 , Nlcol 7 , Dolan 3. They mada
71 runs , 115 hits , got 354 put outs , 184 assists ,
3S errors and had a fielding average of .934 ,
which was ahead of the record of all the
teams they went against. Still they cnly
won six out of the thirteen games played
Simply a case of hard luck.
The board of arbitrators has considered
all protested games. Peoria gets the one
contested by Rockford , but must play the
one protested by Lincoln over This leaves
her percentage as published In another col
umn. The game won by Rockford on Its
late visit hero by a score of 7 to ti must also
be played over. There were no new balls
at the park that day , but Managers McVlttc
and Nlcol agreed lo play with two old ones
The rules call for a new ball for each game ,
and managers agreements don't go.
With tlio Itniiibno nnil llHluninrlrn8.
Frank Johnson and Alphonzo Bumcombe
Hudson of this city an ] Mr , A. E. Reed of
Boston have gonn up Into the Big Horn
mountains after bear. Johnson and Reed are
armed with the now Improve * military rifles ,
while Hud carrier a uwo-il for emergencies
In caie ot a hand-to-hand encounter.
Ralph Crandal , George Spangler and Perry
Williams are making extensive preparations
for a rrid upon the big trams and fish of
Wyoming. They leave the first week In
August and v. Ill spend a fortnight on the
shores of Bear lake.
George A. lloaglanl Is still at Lake Wash
ington , whcro black bass fishing was never
better than Just now. Mem of the fle > h are
caught by carting In the shallow waters
rmong the rushes.
Tro upland plover hsve come In In large
numbers and excellent shooting may be had
on the big hay 1H4 north of Blair or rounJ-
ab-ut Lyons. The birds ate full grown and
vo-y Ut and are unuiually plentiful thla
s ison oa most all of their wonted haunts.
Frank S Prrmctee U In receipt of the fol
lowing communication :
KANSAS CITY , Mo. , June 24. Secretnry
Omulin Gun Club : At n meeting held last
evening by tlio gun club members of this
dty It vvus decided to send n te.im of ten
to vl < lt nnd shoot from nix to ten cities a
friendly mntili some time In Oc
tober. The cltlra mentioned In our clr-
rult will possibly Include Omnhu , St.
Putil , Mlnnpiipolls , Milwaukee. Chicago ,
Plttsburg , Philadelphia , Detroit nnd New-
York. WouU like for you to get the voice
of your tthootors nnil ndvl o mo If It will bo
possible to glvu us a friendly match foi the
price of the birds only. To be shot under
jhe auspices of a regularly organized gun
i tub , llfty live pigeons to the m.in , If
your RhootltiR pane IB so situated that ad I
mission can bo charged the money so col
lected to help pty for the blrdB , losing
teiim to pay thu dlffeiunce. Our team will
consist of regular gun cluli members of
thla city In good Btan ling. Will travel In
our own car. Let us hear from > ou nt
once. Details can be ni ranged -later
CHRIS S GOTTLIEB ,
On behalf of members of the Omaha Gun
club Mr. Parmelee has written the Kansas
City gentlemen notifying them of Omaha's
willingness to shoot them the propoicd match ,
but as yet the affair has not been definitely
decided upon. The Omaha team will Include
such well known shots as F. S. Parmelee , J.
C Rea3 , George W. Loomls , Fred Blake , M.
C1 I'eter.i. Fred Montmoroncy , Jim Smead and
Tel Arkerman , with two more good men to
The p-atrle chicken crop , notwithstanding
former adverse reports , will bo quite abund
ant In certain parts of the state after all.
The young birds are already in a tolerable
state of maturity and the usual ante-seai\ >
slaughter will doubtless shortly begin.
O'NEILL. Neb , July 'J To the Sporting
Editor of The Bee Excuse my writing to
you on my slight acquaintance , but I can't
help It , as I know you are Interested In all
sporting matters. Chicken and plover are
very plentiful around Holt county ; so are
quail In the northern part , and If the game
laws are enforced there will be , from the
prorent prospects , plenty of gooj shooting up
here. But market hunters will be out In
four to Hlx weeks , killing young chicken for
the eastern market. Can't come ono put a
stop to this In some way , or la It Impcsslblo
for the gun clubs and men Interested to stop
It ? Edward S. Furay , M. U.
Colonel Frank Green and Major Erd Rand
are camping up In the Rockies. They are
after bear and will get bear , If they have to
buy It. _
< ) ni > of Mi-brankn'n I'rnmliOnc Stnli'rn.
Of the many flno trotting bred horses of
Nebraska none arc mora worthy of mention
than a stable owned by Isaac Lltson ot
Elgin , a small town beautifully located on
the Scrlbner branch of the Fremont , Elkhorn -
horn & Missouri Valley railroad. Mr. LIU
son has chosen well , having several good
ones fro.n tbo Sherwood faim at St. Paul ,
Minn , by such great sires as Woodford
Wllkes , son of George Wllkes , and Lockhirt ,
son of Nutwood. The premier of the stud
Is Mllaca , b. s. , foaled In ' 90 by Woodford
WllKes , dam Plurlna , by Pluto , son of
Wedgewood , second dam by Swlgert , third
dam by Blue Bull ; Mllaca P Is a true typo of
the Wllkes family , possessing all thslr race
Another is Meilcalf , b. s. , foaled In ' 90 , by
LocKhart , 2 13 , by Nutwood , 18' ' , dam by
Alexander , 491 , second dam by Herod , one
of the stout-hearted Morgans. Medcalf U a
beautiful horse and very fast , as well as
Parafflnc , br. h. , by Paramount , son of
Swlgert , dam Mandell , by Mllbourne King ,
son of Mambrlno King , "tho prettiest horse
In the world. " the sire of lots of extreme
speed and flno flnl h , second dam Belle , by
Nomid , son of Almont 33 ; third dam Loda ,
by Delmonlco 110 , slro of Darby. 2 1614 , one
of th" greatest race horses that has faced a
starter yet. The above Is a great horse , 16U
hands , and perfect proportions , with the
case and motion to race well.
Honorable , blk. h. , foaled In " 90 , by Ne
braska's most popular she. Shadeland On
ward , dam Maud O , by Gladiator , son or
Lakeland Abdalla 35. Honorable possesses
all the qualities of the Shadeland Onwards
Mildred , b m. , (5) ( ) by Locklmrt. dam by
Woodford Wllke.s , second dam by Alden
Goldsmith , third dam by Swlgert 650.
Leganda , b. m. , (6) ( ) by Woodford Wllkes ,
flist dam by Raymont , Eocomt dam Mam
brlno Whip , son of Mambilno Patchen.
The above lot are Individually without
fault , and the breeding suggests great qual
ities None have been broken down by colt
lacing , but are mature , stout horses , and
with a bit of proper preparation will be fit
for fast classes. The stable will not be
raced this year , but will be out next , and
If the right ore gets bold of It the results
ought to bo satisfactory.
Within thu Mni > lu Court.
This season Omaha tennis playeis have had
and will yet have a good many oppor'inltles
to show what they are made of , both In local
ai.d outside tournamonts. In outside tourna
ments they started out well , for at Lincoln ,
at the state singles champ'onshlp , t\vo Omahn
men wera in the finals
At the Western championship touimment ,
held at Chicago duilng the last week , C. S
Culllnghani and D. Roy Austin represented
the Omaha club , and showed up veiy fuvcra-
bly with the crack players of the west. They
weie greatly handicapped by 'he ihange
fiom a clay to a grass court , and If'Cu'itrg-
ham had not been compelled to play thres
haid matches aft ° r traveling all night , and
Austin had not met with the .tr-cllent to his
foot , one of them would have probably
landed In the finals.
On the 22d of this month , \ust'n ' ard C.
II. Young will go to Lake Minnetonka to
play In both doubles and sln lfs ut the
Northwestern championship tournament.
Commencing on Tuesday , August 6 , the
state doubles will ba played at Grand Island.
and It Is expected that Omaha will send
down threeor four teams , and If possible
keep the championship In the club for an
The Kansas City tournament , for the
championship of Iowa , Nebraska , Kansas nnd
Missouri will commence September 10 , and
the Omaha Lawn Tennis club will be well
lepresented by four of Its best players.
But by far the most Important tournament
In the eyes of the members of ths Omaha
Lawn Tennis club will be the Interstate
Open tournament that commences In this
city on August 20. At a meeting of the
club held last week It was decided to give
about $300 worth of prizes , the principal one
being a challenge cup costing $150 , for first
prize In singles , to be won two years in
succession before becoming the actual prop
erty of the holder. In older to do this the
members collectively have guaranteed to
sell 300 season tickets to the tournament at
$1 , and it Is hoped that the merchants of the
city will lend a hand to make this meeting
a success by buying these tickets. The
tournament will be of a very high standard
as several players of national reputation
have signified their Intention of coming At
least four of Chicago's best players will be
present , while Denver , Kansas City , Minne
apolis , St. Paul , Des Molnes , LeMars , and
other towns outside of the state have prom
ised to send their bast players.
The five courts on Harney street ware
never In better condition , and are constantly
filled by players practicing for the coming
Local dealers report a b'gger sale of tennis
paraphernalia this year than ever befoie.
Business men and citizens generally should
manifest a vigorous Interest In th ? Interstate
Open tournament , to be Inaugurated Tuesday ,
August 20. This they can do by subscribing
liberally for admission tickets , as the ex
pense of the tourney will be considerable , and
the local club is deserving of every encour
agement and assistance.
* nnil Ai Kwern.
DOW CITY , la. . July 6. To the Sporting
Editor of The Bee : (1) ( ) Will you please
Insert In Q and A. column the following
In a liorso race : A , B , C and D run , A
gets first , and B and C tie for second plac *
I claim D gets 'third money ; that B and C
must divide second money. Am I right ?
( i ) In a game of ball , man on first base ,
man at bat makes foul tip , and Is caught
by catcher and called strike. Docs man
on first have to go back and touch II rat aamo
as any other foul ? U. A. Slocumb.
Ans. (1) ( ) Yea ; unless B and C wish to
Hin It off for second , (2) ( ) Yes.
ELK CREEK. July 4. To the Sporting
Editor of The Bee I am a subscriber of
The Weekly Omaha Bee , and I want you to
answer this question : A and B are playing
crlbbage , A Is dealing and has three holes
to make to bo out , and makes flftepn-two
In playing tha last card. Now , will he peg
two or three helen In playing that last card
and flftetn-two1' B has eight holes to pg
to win , and he has enough In his hand to
go cut. Who wins the game ? Pleaio an
swer In the next Weekly Bee. P. Morln.
Ans , (1) ( ) Two boles. (2) ( ) U.
O'NEILL. Neb. . July 8. To the Sporting
Editor uf The Bee : Please answer tbo fol
lowing question IL the sp rtlm ; columns
of next Sunday'slloe- ( ) Which 1ms charge
of the ball team and has the right to kick
on the umpire's" decisions , the manager
or tlio captain , ( whru both mon ore regular
phycrs nnd are1 playing In the game 1
claim the mana rt by virtue of his office ,
supersedes the captain. Am I right ? (2) ( )
Can the umpire- declare a bascrunner out
whom he has scien-cutting a base without
the runner being Wiiched by the ball or the
toll being held b.y tjio baseman on the base
which he cut ? (3) ( ) First nnd second bases
are occupied by C and B , baserunners. The
runner on first. A , runs forward nnd touches
second ; can he afterward return to first ,
except ns provided foV by rule , and Is not the
baserunncr on MJCOIU ! forced to vacate second
end and go to third ? ( I ) Can the runners
go forward without a double play being
made under cectlon 9 , rule 457 Docs this
rule hold with no one cut7 Answer by let
ter. Straight Tip
\ns. (1) ( ) Either has the right , but they
generally delegate the privilege to the cap
tain (2) ( ) Yes (3) ( ) If they both get bick to
their bases they are 0 K (4) ( ) No No.
BLAIlt , Neb. , July 7. To the Sporting
, Edltor of The Bee Will you please answer
the following quettlons In Sunday's Bee :
(1) ( ) Whit Is the fastest time made lu a 100-
yard foot race , and by whom' (2) ( ) In what
tlmo did John V Crum win the International
college races' (3) ( ) What Is Crum's best time
for 100 yards' Subscriber
Ans. (1) ( ) 9 1-5 , by Johnson. Bethun ,
Onen , and several otneis. (2) ( ) Haven't rec
ord of all his "wins" at hand. (3) ( ) 9 I-G
OAKLAND. Neb , July B To the Sport
ing Editor of The Bee Please decide who
wins first second nnd third prizes In the
following blcyclp race , advertised three heats
ai'd first second and third prizes A , B , C ,
D and E enter , first heat A comes In
first , B comes In second , C comes In third ,
I ) romes In fourth E comes In fifth Second
heat A comes In first , B comes In fourth ,
C cornea In second. D comes in fifth , E
comes In third Third heat A drops out ,
B comrs In third , C conies In first , D comes
In fourth , E comes In second
Ans The race should bo continued to
determine who wins first.
ATLANTIC , la , July 6 To the SportlnR
Editor of The Bee. Was the Item In yes
terday's Bee , which stated that George
Knoland of Riverside , Cal . broke the
world's running record for the 220 yards
dash , In the phenomenal time of nineteen
and two-fifths seconds , official ? Is this
Knoland a professional ? R. S.
Ans. H was not (2) ( ) He Is.
SCOTIA. Neb , July 5. To the Sporting
Editor of The Bee \VI11 you please answer
the following and settle a dispute ? In our
pony race yesterday , best two In three liats ,
Fred took first place and Gertlo second
In first heat Second heat , Fred again took
first and Don second. Now the question.
Which horse takes second money' Should
a heat bo run by Gertlo and Don to settle
It ? I say not , that Gertie wins second
money. Another question , Don did not go
through in the first heat ; claims he has
crowded off Can he enter In second heater
or should first , heat bo run over to give
him a chance' I'leaso answer In Sunday's
Bee Paul Hullhorst.
Ans (1) ( ) Gertie (2) ( ) No.
ASTOUNDING DOG SHOW.
\ Troupe of Alnrgrcla art Paris Wild with
All Paris Is laaghlng now at an exhibition
of trained dogs In the Champs Elysecs such
as parhaps has never been seen anywhere
slnco the first dog stepped from Joan's aik.
The feats which they perform are really ex
traordinary Tile scene with which the show
opens Is described In the French papers as
A little street Is shown on the stage. The
night Is dark and the lamps are all lighted
A firebug , ot course ; a canine firebug , sneaks
along the wall.uapproachcs one of the houses ,
and sets It afire by throwing a match In
side. In a moment | Or two the house is in
flames. The audlencs hears the cries of
alarm , while in the distance the horns of the
firemen can also bo heard The firemen ,
dogs , of course , In , thelr regular uniforms ,
arrive with their engines and life-saving ap
paratus. They attack the fire with energy ,
handling the hose jlke veterans , hut it Is
already to latf. The roof of the house falls
In , and .it the. top story a mother In her
night dress appears" , holdjng a child In her
arms. Ono brave flieman , a sort of white
mongrel with a good deal of the bulldog In
him , approaches the ladder , which the others
place against the wall. Hu climbs up the
ladder rapidly , grabs his precious burden
and brings It down to the street In safety.
But his courage Is fatal to him Wounded
In his perilous enterprise , he falls down and
dies almost Immediately afterward His
comrades stretch him out on a bier and
send for the ambulanc3 , which arrives on the
spot. Just then his widow comes , dressed
from head to foot In mourning. She flings
herself upon the body of the dead husband ,
and goes through all the motions of the most
violent despair. Three times the "firemen"
drag her away , but she returns again with
gestures of terrible grief. At last the body
Is put Into the ambulance , and the proces
sion moves away.
All this Is done , each dog performing his
part without any visible command , and
the Parisians are perfectly astounded at the
Intelligence displayed by tliese wonderful
dogs. Some dogs also perform phenomenally
acrobatic feats ; others mimic the danseuses ,
and one of them goes through the skirt
dance , or serpentine dance , without being
any more troubled with his robes than the
celebrated Lole Fuller herself.
A well-known Parisian newspaper man ,
M Guy-Tomel , has Just Interviewed Prof
Richard , the owner of the dogs , In regard
to his method of training.
"Tho education of Intelligent dogs , " he
said , "Is an easier thing than people gener
ally suppose It to be. It requires great pa
tience and absolute kindness. Kindness Is the
key of success. If nn animal is beaten or
hurts himself In going through his exer
cises he gets a horror of them , and It Is Im
possible , at least for n long time , to coax
him up to the mark again , One of the most
hrifc'lant acrobats hurt his nose last year In
one of his Jumps It was impossible to get
him to recommence the next clay , and , what
Is stranger still , he refused to perform three
other feats that he knew perfectly well and
which were not attended with danger. It Is
only quite recsntly that he has gone to work
"The great error of amateurs In dog trainIng -
Ing lies In the notion that every dog can
be made a learned dog. Now , as a matter
of fact , there Is not more than 1 per cent
of the whole dog population that Is suscep
tible of thorough training. This Is a pretty
good proportion , after all ; probably more
than the human race can boast of.
"But you ask me how we are to distin
guish the one smart dog from the ninety-
nine stupid dogs. Well , In the first plac ? ,
you must avoid aristocrats. There. Is no
use In looking for a wise dog among them
Doga with long pedigrees are , almost with
out exception , Idiots. You hara ren-arked ,
perhaps , that my troupe Is composed ex
clusively of horrible mongiels , without any
distinction whatever as to breed. Possibly
nature , knowing that thesa disinherited
ones will hava iinore trouble than the others
in the struggle for existence , endows them
with more Intelligence But to be a mon
grel alone is not sufficient to1 possess gjnlus
Here again aniong the mongrels a careful
selection must , be made. Now , this Is the
way that I operate I go among a pack of
dogs , having .flrM Jearned all their rairos.
I call out a tunie , and If the animal comes
to mo wagglnjj 0(3 ( tall I aay to myself ,
'Hello , my oldjlrlend , you at least know your
own name , and that , Is something' Then I
put him through a thorough cxamlnat on
Of course the ajilma , ! must conform to nrtaln
physical conditions , according to the em
ployment whlqli 1 jiavs in reserve for him
If ha passes Ibis plvll service examination
I get on more Intimate terms with him I
caress him , observe , his motions , watch his
eyes and the way he carries his tall. As a
general rule the cocked tall Is a good Indi
cation. At the close of the examination I
bring away my pet and advance him to tlu
rank of a pupil ,
"The Hist act In training a dog consists In
utilizing the Instinct of the animal In fetch
ing. When h ; knows how to fetch perfectly
you can teach him quite a number of ele
mentary exercises , such as walking oa his
hind legs , taking queer positions , Jumping ,
etc. There Is one Important detail , how
ever , which should not be omitted , and that
Is to repeat always In a loud voice the cam-
maml corresponding to the act desired. Dogs
understand perfectly the word , and can re
tain an almost Indefinite number ot words
representing an action ,
"My advlcs 1s to feed learned dogs , once
a day only , a full dish , made from biscuits
containing one-quarter of powdered meat
and three-quarters ot flour. Bitches are more
easily trained than dors. Their education
should commence vvlien they are about ten
months old , after they get their final teeth.
"It Is by the application of thrse principles
that I hive been able to bring out a troupe
that Is without a rival In thu entire world. "
FOOT BALL IN THE HIGHLANDS
Manager Thomas' Team Goes West nnd
T.T , K , WRITES GRAPHICALLY OF THE TRIP
The Mart The trrncs of the < tor
Alnsftnrrc In Mm .Mountain *
Itntto nnil Her MunlfoUl
Attraction ! ,
Under the management of Charlie L
Thomas of the University club a team of
Onnlia foot ball players met the team of
Ilut.e. Mont. , In the latter city on the Kourth ,
and managed to get whitewashed after a welt
pla > cd game. The boys went by special car
and Ilutto footed all the bill ) . The following
description of the trip Is from the graphic
pen of one of the Omaha players :
It was a lusty , vigorous lot of follows who
baSe goodby to friends as the afternoon Bur
lington train pulled out for the mountains
some ten days ago Kor the benefit of the
natives along the road the car occupied by
the team was labeled In huge letters , "The
University Club of Omaha to Unite , Mont "
The rich green cornfields and the heavy
oats fields of eastern Nebraska wore gratify
ing to all. After a refreshing sleep the bar
ren , weird , Inferno regions of the Ulack Hills
were unfolded before us. Just after supper
wo passed Ouster's battlefield.
Ouster's battlefield Is the Ilalaklava of In
dian warfare. Hero 2GO bravo men rode Into
the jaws of death. None escaped to tell the
tale. Friends were near , but death came
all too sudden. The battle has been the sub
ject of numerous paintings and the awo-
Insplrlng thcmo at many a camp fire. When
we passed the battlefield there were 4,000 or
5,000 Indians camped In an Immense hollow
square adjoining the field. They were pre
paring to celebrate the Fourth of July. How
strange that at this place , where tha Indians
had been most cruelly successful , they should
now bo celebrating the natal day of the na
The next morning found us at Bozeman ,
.Mont , the grain market of the Oallatln
valley. Five elevators and two flour mills
show plainly the producthencss of Irrigated
land Oats are said to yield from 100 to 125
bushels per aero ; wheat , from 50 to CO bush
els. From Bozeman to Butte the train
passed over deep gorges and undr ovcr-
hanglng cliffs Snowcapped peaks were al
ways In sight. Flowers In great variety
sprung from every bit of soil. At last the
train ran along the sldo of a mountain and
wo looked down hundreds of feet through
an ocean of blue smoke Into the valley 01
Silver Bow creek. In half an hour wo had
descended to Butte , nnd were comfortably
lodged In the Buttc hotel.
The city of Butte la one of the most In
teresting and unique cities to bo found
anywhere It lies on a hill above Silver
Dow creek , and Is surrounded by snow
capped peaks Smoking chimneys appear In
all directions. The mines crown the hill
and are BUI sounded by great boaps of gran
ite that seem In the distance to be gigan
tic fortifications. It Is the metropolitan
mining town of the United States While
most mining towns have lois than 10,000
Inhabitants , Butte Is proud of Its 35,000
people. Many mining towns will bo deserted
In ten years , but Butte lias ore enough
In Bight to keep Its people busy for the next
twenty years. Whatever the Irish procliv
ities of the town may bo , there Is no need
for signs "Keep off the sod. " The ground
Is bare , absolutely bare. The Binokc from
the mines and smelters destroy all vegeta
tion that Is not sheltered. It Is not to be
thought , however , that the people of Bulto
lack the fruits of the earth because agricul
ture docs not flourish In their vicinity. Its
markets are numerous nnd largo. There
one finds cherries from Oregon , fresh figs
and oranges from California , watermelons
from Georgia , cucumbers from Florida , and
lemons from Sicily.
Three or four million dollars worth of ore
Is taken from the mines every month. Or
dinary miners get $3 50 per day. Money Is
abundant and ls _ lavishly expended It re
quires a quarter'to buy a drink , .1 shave era
a shine. The Silver Bow club and the pri
vate residences at which the foot ball team
was entertained are furnished In a style be
fitting a club house on Fifth avenue or n
On the morning of the Fourth of July
there was a parade and a speech but the
great event of the day was the foot ball
game. On the 1st of July all the gambling
houses had been closed , but betting and gam
bling are n necessary amusement In a .mining
town ; so much so that a man will on retir
ing bet with himself ns to whether when he
wakes he will find himself lying on his righter
or his left side. The foot ball game afforded
an excellent opportunity for a l > 3t. hast
Thanksgiving the Omaha team defeated tfit
Butte team by a large score , but the Butte
team since then had been playing foot ball
steadily. Then they had a rush line In
which the men were on an average at least
twenly pounds heavier per man than the
rush line of the Omaha team Local pride
was strong nvery Butte sport felt bound to
put up his money on the Butte team The
result was that all the Omaha money was
promptly covered and on the morning of the
Fourth the Butte Miner announced that
Omaha dough was as scares as hen's teeth.
At noon a refreshing shower laid the dust
and cooled the air. In order to take
the crowd to the grounds ,
all the vehicles In the city , fast and slow ,
from a bicycle to an ore wagon , were pressed
Into service. At 2 o'clock the grounds were
filled to overflowing. All the belles of the
city were there , arriyed In crimson and
cream , or whlto and green , according to their
complexion. The Butte team felt that they
must win or be forever disgraced And It
came to pass that they shut Mr. Thomas and
his Omahogs out , and their lives were spared
The score was 4 to 0.
In the evening foot ball men owned and
enjoyed the town , so far as their bruises and
scars would permit. On the following day
there was a continual downpour of rain. The
team was taken through the I'arot mine ,
where the mysteries of mining were un
folded by Glllls , the right half hack of the
Ilutto team. The ore Is commonly known
as "peacock ore" on account of Its Irrldes-
oence. It Is rich In copper and silver. The
very water of the mine Is full of copper. It
Is pumped out and run through large vats
filled with Iron scraps. The Iron Is gradu
ally displaced by a copper deposit. In the
evening the team made Its parting call at
the residences of those who had so gener
ously entertained them. It Is needless to
say that some-of the team lost not only their
scalps , but their hearts. A few Jolly songs
and a round of hand-shaking at the depot
closed this friendly contest between the High
landers and the Lowlanders. T. T. K.
A'lIIIIll ) IIiM.TMIKIt THAN KKYOHK
And M ncliu ett Twnnty-rivB Per Com
llcnltlil'r limn IlllnoU or I' nniivlvniil .
Bishop Thompson , formerly of Wisconsin ,
now bishop of Mlsslss'ppl , In speaking of the
health cf Mississippi , says "By Washington
figures Mississippi Is just ono third healthier
than New York and Massachusetts ;
twenty-five per cent healthier than
Illinois or Pennsylvania. My own ex
perience and that of men who have como
from the north to Mississippi Is that It lu a
rarely healthy climate and that for people
delicate In thrwt or lungs , with catarrhal or
bronchial troubles , It Is a home of health
and comfort As for malaria , that Is more
to be dreaded In one week on the banks of
the Hudson than In all our borders In a life
time I can from full knowledge and exam
inations , and with full responsibility say that
In summer or In winter. In spring or IT fall ,
there need be no hesitation on account of
health in coming to Mississippi. " This la
especially valuable testimony In view cf the
fact that so many of our people are now In
vestigating Orchard Homes lands with a view
of locating in that fertile region and engaging
In garden farming or fruit raising. All data
and further Information will be cheerfully
given on application to Mr Qoo. W Anics ,
1017 Farnam st. . Omaha , Neb , Organize now
In clubj of three to five families ; the tide lias
turned to the south.
It Is said that Nina Medium , Billy Pax-
ton's horre. 2.14U. trots v\lth long feet , toes
cut square In front , six-ounce toe weights In
front and four-ounce weights behind and yet
few better galled trotters or ones that will
race longer than Nina can be found In a
day's Journey. She recently stepped a quar
ter over the Galccburg track la 30 % sec
. . I Fastest Racers ,
nro inn > stro KCHt Roadsters.
Model No. 40 Hamilton
Our Columbia racing tcniti ,
I'lxlcy niut KilHood , carried
away nil the honors In class
A at Ko.iruey , July tth and
PUIcy tiroko 3 stnto record *
nml won a basket full of prizes
nnil two championship dtnmotul
ittcdnlsoii his Coliiitihla
ntlslncss moil buy Columbian ,
Wli > not ! Hlicn tlic > cost no more
than Inferior bicycles ,
We sell llnrtfords at $80 , $ .00
Men's. Snme Ladles' price Wheels OH Wm. Lyle Dickey & Co.
Solo Agents ,
' MO. ) DOUOK.VS STIUiKT
I > l\lo > 's Prizes on Inhibition.
Are Yott Car-Sick
When Traveling ?
D Car-sickness is as trying to
many people as sea-sickness. It
comes from a derangement of the
stomach. A Ripans Tabule is an
insurance against it , arid a box of
them should be in every traveler's
Hlpnn's Talmlea : Sold liy drugRlsts , or by mnll
If the price (50 ( cents a box ) Ir sent to The Hl-
pnns Chemical Company. No. 10 Spruce at , , N. Y.
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