Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 14, 1895, Part III, Page 18, Image 18
* A 18 THE OMAIIA DAILY likia HT DAY , JULY u , isns. ON THE BASE BALL SITUATION Short Sttrios of the Flay ncd Players Ocnornlly , 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 the country. 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 be forthcoming. 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 noil. _ IMInvrr with UnM PlnYi-M. Scott Stratton has been released by Chi cago. Billy Merrltt Is doing good , work for Pitts- burg. St. Joe has harpooned a now pitcher named Colburn. 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 players , 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 Letcher , * They no longer claim the pennant In Now York , find the same might be sild of sovera other dittos. 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 Western association. '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- otisly. 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 out. 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 , $357.50. 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 hitting much. 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 Western association. 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 lilmself. " 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 Herald. 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 and -1. 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 , Corresponding S"c. 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 bo selected. 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 horse characteristics. 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 stylish. 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 other year. 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 tournaments. 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 \Vnnilrr. 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 follows 1 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 again. "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 Gets Skunked. 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 tion ! 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 Vanderbllt's residence. 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. I 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 onds. Columbia Bicycles . . 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 5th. PUIcy tiroko 3 stnto record * nml won a basket full of prizes nnil two championship dtnmotul ittcdnlsoii his Coliiitihla 20 Ibs. ntlslncss moil buy Columbian , Wli > not ! Hlicn tlic > cost no more than Inferior bicycles , We sell llnrtfords at $80 , $ .00 nnd $30. 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 outfit. 1 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. OK OMA.HA. NOT A DARK ROOM' IN AM PART OF IDE BUILDING. 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