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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 25, 1904)
Some Omaha-Owned Harness Racers
Photos Made by a Staff Artist at Sprague Street Park
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GENERAL Nl'TlNQ HAM. DRIVEN BY It. HKAIMN,
VNER. FOLIjOWED BY MYKTI.K ROY. DRIVEN
HY K C. BYRNE, OWNER RACE KNDEU IN A
TONY W. DRIVEN 11Y V M'K ICY, OWNER, IN
1'IiONT, FOLLOWED BY !CK11AVK, DRIVEN
BY R. K. THOMPSON. OWNER.
11ARON ELECTION. WITH A TRIAL HEAT IN ?.I2
ON A II ALF M I LE TRACK OWNED BY. J. NORT1I-COTT-DIED
Si:i.)I).'.N'l,Y AETi'JU A HACK.
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EDDIE D. OWNED AND DRIVEN BY C. E. DIETRICH,
IN FRONT, EODIX)WED UY MICIIAEU ANGEIXJ,
DRIVEN 1JY M. WEATILERIJY.
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MICHAEL ANCEIX3. DRIVEN BY M. WEATUEUBY
IN A WINNING HEAT.
ItEFlNA, 2;0S1 OWNED LT TOM DENNISON.
What a Horse Show Is
(Continued from Tage Four.)
By this term Is mfant the fifth horse In
a four-in-hand and Is used for uphill work.
It Is permissible In a horse show, but not
necessary, na the work of a "cock horse"
Is for actual road purpws. Another will
be the "high school horse." This animal
Is a saddle horse which has gaits extra
than the regular gaits of an American
saddle horse. The gaits in the American
horse are the walk, trot, rack, canter,
running walk, fox trot or slow pace. The
lilgh school horse has others besides these
salts, such as tlic Spanish trot, the pirou
ette, etc. The English saddle horse differs
from the American saddle horse, in that
ho has only three gaits, namely, the walk,
trot and canter, and is usually docked for
The arrangement of one horse in front
Of tw" and driven from the box is a "uni
corn." The "spike" is a very similar style,
only in a spike the near horse is ridden
und the lead horse driven with a jerk line.
Over 300 horses have been entered for
the coming week, thirty of which nro
Omaha horses, and these thirty ore speci
mens that will do credit to the (late City.
And there are a number of horses in tho
city which have not been entered, horses
with records und pedigrees that are worth
ir is quite out of the question to ivive
a detailed list of the valuable horses ow.-ied
In Omaha, or to more than briclly niei.'.i ,n
a few of them. Mr. W. H. Mei onl h:n
probably the best selected and nm:-t t'i. r
oughly equipped stiible of all. 11- I. n
about everything that Is asked fur in a
completely up-to-dato menage. J lis f.r.;r-In-hand
and his tandem team aic prob
ably the pride of his stable. The t'imirm
team, a picture of which appears in con
nection with this article, is practically a
perfect match, being one In color, size and
action, and Is one of the most observed of
all that appear on the boulevard. Mr.
FYank S. Cowgill lias a finely matched
pair of which ho Is proud, and Mr. and
Mrs. F. A. Nash each have a single driver
that belong In the beauty chiss. (ionld
pletz is very fond of his galled saddlo
horse, and Mr. Arthur C. Smith takes
much delight In his fine single driver.
These are only a few of the magnificent
animals that am eligible to the classes
that will bo on exhibition at the horse
Show this week. In addition to the driving
and saddlo horses, the Omaha horso owners
can make a fine display la tJbe spaed rln&
the Tri-Clty Driving club bavins aniens
Its membership a number of most enthu
siastic relnsmen, each of whom Is the
proud owner of at least one sinininl that
can show speed In harness. Some splendid
pictures taken at one of the recent mati
nees at the Pprague street park are pub
lished herewith, showing some of the har
ness hi.rscs In action en the track. It is
to be regrotted thai the light was against
good picture making on that afternoon,
but enough is shown to convince the crit
ical that the animals are all right. Here
are the records of a few of the driving
horses owned in Omaha:
Coney: lilack gelding, 9 years old; J6
liand.s, holds the record for the three fastest
heats ever run In a race and dlJ thu mile
In '1M2 in a race ut Cleveland, O., in Pwl.
Sired by McKinncy with a record of -:ll'i.
and half sister to Sweet Marie, who is at
present doing well on eastern tracks.
Coney has raced with such horses as Ana
conda, Searchlight, etc. Bred in Cali
fornia and now owned by Chief of De
tectives J I. W. Dunn. He is entered hi
the roadsters' class in the horso show.
l'romiso Me: l'acer. Bay gelding, 3
years old, sired by Maiden 2:2t, lirst dam
by Allerton, Height, 15 hands Indies;
weight, b75 pounds; was bred on Sloan
farm, Sioux City, la., and raised and
owned by John C. More of Sioux City, who
matched him a half mile heat race, threes
In live, which he won in three heats, doing
them in 1:07, 1:CU',4, l:mj. Purchased by
Charles Moore of Omaha August 4, who,
after jogging him thirty das, did tho mile,
in 2:2tU, quarters In -"J seconds and eighths
in 11 seconds. l'romiso Me is a level
headed colt of rplendid disposition, and
Iroai present Indications piomises to be a
pacer around the two-minute mark, lie id
entered in the classes 4 and LU la the horso
Jim Bady: Chestnut gelding, 9 years old,
sired by Hate, son of Tennessee Hal. Stands
15 hands :V Inches and won second money
In Dallas, Tex, two in three beats, In 2:1.'V4
ami 2:1-114. Trial mile on half mile track
he did in 2:UV4. Owned by William Nestle
houso of Omaha,
Lady Ostrich: Sorrel mare, 9 years old;
was bred at Calhoun, Neb.; sired by Van
Siuit, dam by the famous Minnie It. Is
owned by S. Maloney and is entered for
the horso show.
Itefina: 1'acing mare, 12 years old, with
a record of 2:OSV4; sired by lie-election, son
Of Electioneer, and dam by Minna Wilkes,
Blred by (JeorgK Wilkes. Stands 15.3 hands.
Is half sister to Mustard, also with a
record of 2:0. Owned by Tom Dounl
0oa of Oniaufe
Strike in the Woman's Hotel
I I I the times is that of the cham-
I brrimti(l4 iif i 1 WniM-in'o 1.
known as the Martha Washing
ton, in New York City. The
causo is a novelty in labor troubles, bated
on sympathy for and a irctist against tho
substitution of girls fur bell boys. Thero
was a contributing enure the discharge of
a masculine orchestra, replacing it with
women musicians. These changes left only
one man, Manag. r Mark Cadwill. In the
building. Mary McCurmick, the ln.usc
kceMT, objected to loth innovations. Sho
told the manager that lie was trying to ar
range things o that he would be the only
man lift in the I nililing and that the eh iin
hcrninids and the other girls in tl e houi-o-kei
m r's department wouldn't stand for it.
"What chance," a.-l.id ( ne of the I elp,
"has a poor, hard-working t h imberin.iid
for any social life or lor gitllng mair.cd
In a In tel where there a-e 1:0 genth mi n
If'lests-, if they can't have, at hast. 1 oy
bellboys and gents in the orohastra? '
The managir rplitd that lie M.rlha
Washington hotel was n vcr into did f;r
a mat! imoui.il agency lor tiai li, ;.
Tln n Mary M ( 'oriniel; called all In r girls
together and they voted to strike if C.idwe'.l
didn't ta!:e tl i? boys and the men ilaycs
back. He wouldn't do It, but tiled Mary
and her girls insd ad.
Tho Ktrikuvt appointed an "entertainment
committee," headi d by the most liteiary
chambermaid of them all. Tills maid hud
fourd in the room of a lonely but hopeful
Splisler guest copies of "Torn .loins" and
"Roderick Random." The maid read trcin
surreptitiously while she was making tho
spinster's bed. She liitd to tell th. 1 th-r
maids about Tom and IliMh iick, but llie.ro
was so much that was so grod about them
both that she couldn't remember it all, so
she borrowed the books and li ad them
aloud in the servant.-,' quarters at night.
Manager Cudwell never knew about tl at.
A.s a reward for her efforts to promote
a taste for the old English classics among
tho other servants, the discoverer of Tom
and Roderick was made chairman of tho
"entertainment committee." Sho led the
procession down to tho olllce one morning
to try to reach an ugroemrnt with Manager
"You are trying to lady this place to
death," said the chairman. "You'll ruin
It. Ono of those bellboys looked Just lika
Tom Jones and you havo gone and fired
"Who Is Tom Jones?" asko, the manager.
"Who Is Tom Jimes:" exclaimed all tbe
maids in chorus. "Ho doesn't know who
Tom Jones was."
"Well, if you was anything liko him,"
exclaimed tho chairman spitefully, "you
would havo tills hotel so full that you'd
havo to build an annex. But you ain't,
and you had to go and dischargo all the
boys there were.
"Now, we'd like to know who Martha
Washington was? Would you ever have
beard of Martha if it hadn't been for
"Who was fieorge Washington," con
tinued tho chairman, winking to her gir:
who had been rehearsing upstairs. "He
was a man. First in war, first in peace,
first in the hearts of ids countrymen!"
And then all the maids on the commit t
jumped straight up in tho air light before
the proper guests and did the O.co.pe
Washington triple shullh; on tho spotbsa
marble Hour of the main corridi r.
Mr. Cadwc II made a bow of apilogy to
all tho guests piesent and pulled the pink
vi Ivet curtain in front of the bust of
Marl ha Washington above the desk.
The committee lib d out Into the streot,
but not till si vera 1 of the admirers of Tom
Jones had pulled the long white beard of
the one ba'l boy left, who was nfbiwatd
lie scribed by the c hairman as I cing nafe
and sane und too old lo want to buy bouses
and automobiles for women frie nds eve 11 If
ho had the money.
The roll of honor la free from Impure
baking powde r.
Tho bee that gets tho honey doesn't loaf
are und tbe hive.
Decoy clucks are said to bo popular with
boarding house proprietors.
When a so-called voenllst murders a sons
It doesn't deadc n the sound.
Tlie woman who has no patience was
born with an Important function lacking.
'i'iio more flattery a man hands his wife
tho le ss pin money be will have to dig up.
tireaso spots may be quickly removed
from clothing with the aid of a small pair
Young man, bewure of the girl who lets
you cio ail tho talking during courtship)
she's playing a waiting game.
Nothing would please tho small boy mora
than tho privilege of assuming tho role of
father to tho man occasionally. Cliicac
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