Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 13, 1908, HALF-TONE SECTION, Page 2, Image 18
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: SEPTEMBER 13, 1D08. Nebraska National Guard Team at the Camp Perry Rifle Competition AKINO a net gln of 210 polnti TiTI n1 c"mb!n!r tr" forty-first 1VA I place In the lint of contestants to thirty-eighth place, the Ne braska Rifle tram returned from the national rifle match t Camp Perry, Put-ln-Bay, O.. well satla fled with Its participation In the tourna mept, despite the handicap of having to compete with service teams snd to use government ammunition, which did not give as pood satlsfwactlon as that used In the preliminary work. The national match was held August 24, 25 and 29 and was par tlclpated In by fifteen men. with four offl oers. from Nebraska, the crew of twelve active participants being taken from the two regiments of the National guard of this state. Lieutenant Colonel O. O. Osborne of Omaha, second officer In command of the Second regiment of Infantry, Nebraska Na tional guard, went to Camp Perry at the head of the Nebraska team, which was composed of the following men: Lieuten ant Balderson, Lieutenant Hobbs, First Sergeant GUI, Sergeant Brian, Sergeant Nye, Sergeant Gibson, Artificer Blodpett, Musician Meixel, Private Mohr, Private Reuse, Private Renkln and Private Ugen frlts. Three lternatss Captain Ferguson, Lieutenant Anderson and Sergeant Major McDonald also went with the team. The twelve active participants In the hoot, together with the three alternates, were picked by the officers of the regi ment at the thirty-day shoot held at Ash land prior to the contest at Camp Perry. The Ashland shoot began July 20 and con tinued until August 19 and the men who made the highest scores In the state shoot were selected to represent Nebraska In the national shoot. Lieutenant Colonel Osborne was cap'.aln 6f fhe team sent to Camp Perry, an1 tne Other Officers were Lieutenant Colonel Blrkner of Lincoln, coach; Captain O. H. Newman of Aurora, range officer, and Captain J. 8. Johnson of Stanton, ipotier. The national rifle match wae conjuutcd by the War department, which in Id all expenses, including the railway fare of the teams competing. The matches ro held each year for the purpose ol promoting rifle practice and encouraging the men enlisted In the regular nrmy and In the National guards of the several nates to become more adept with the ise of the rifle. It Is not compulsory on iho various military organizations to take part Hi the tournaments, but most of .the :.! are generally represented, as there is t o ex pense attached to it. The Men wlii take part are given an outing ..nd tlieia U al ways the hops of gaining one of the tlx valuable prizes offered by the c vemmeiit for those teams making the highest scores. Forty-three states, Including the Dis trict of Columbia, five service teams, professionals, and a team from Hawaii competed In this year's shooting tourna ment, making fifty contestants In all. The service teams naturally ranked at or near the top, four of the alx prizes being won by teams from the regular army and another regular army team being seventh In the raee. The teams from Wisconsin and Massachusetts were fifth and sixth In the race, respectively. The forced competition with service teams composed of men of almost unlimited practice with the rifle, being In the service continually and with nothing else to do, Is considered a handicap by many of the National Guard teams, and in his report to the adjutant general, Colonel Osborne of Nebraska recomends that service teams be eliminated from the national rifle tournaments and that the National guards from the several states be privileged to compete only with their peers, and not with their superiors. 'The service teams are professionals, and the guard teams, with very few exceptions. Outlook for the University of Omaha HE University of Omaha has been to the people of the city whose name It bears little more than a Mime. Bellevue college has been known and appre ciated and the schools of law, medicine and dentistry In Omaha have been considered as very Important factors In the city's educational facilities, but the University of Omaha has not been thought of as an organization embracing under one name all of these separated institu tion. ' With the taking out of new Incorpora tions papers for the university and the or ganisation of a new board of trustees, who are to work with the Bellevue board for the good of all the different depart ments, the university may be expected to ,-,.' "- f f-'.y" ''.. iK' '5- vy---' . ) I---.: i : . A i, v .. ... . ' . i -: : ... ' - . T ' V . '" . " ' ' -: -- -, '-: - - - :- - f : . .V . '.- , y' o V V VV. ,.,.,v- 'i ' -" .:, 31 ?' . .'''.'. .; J ;.! 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The amateur, or National guard, match could be shot first with only teams from the National guards competing. Then have the professionals, or national, match, and if any of the National guards teams wish to compete, then they can enter that match also. "I believe this would have a tendency to stimulate the promotion of rifle practice In all the National guard organizations, rather than have s ma of the other matches which they do, like the Herrlck trophy and tho Dupont trophy, where there are no restrictions as to competitors." The members of the Nebraska rifle team entered Into the contest with zeal, how ever, even though from the start It was seen that It was to be an unequal one. But, as Colonel Osborne says, the men of Nebraska never balk at. anything end they aimed their rifles and shot ' with the "crack" men of the nation, determined to place their home state at least another rung or two higher on the ladder. This they did, climbing three steps. "I do not know what will become of my recommendations," said Colonel Osborne, "but I firmly believe that the boys from all teams would enter the national matches with more zeal If they knew they would be entering upon a new existence under Its own name. Dr. S. W. fitookey, A. M., LL. D., the newly-elected president of Bellevue col lege. Is a graduate of Cos college and re ceived his honorary degree from that insti tution. His work has been for the most part along scientific lines, but he has made a reputation as an administrative educator, end his experience as dean and acting president of Coe have well fitted him for the position he is assuming. Bellevue, with Its picturesque scenery and the magnificent "La Belle Vue," from old Elk hill. Is at Its best In the late sum mer, and the returning students find never-ending delights In Its beauties. Dur ing the vacation about thirty of the men of the college have been living on the sastssssM OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE NEBRASKA not be pitted against men from the regu lar army service. The high scores made by the service Uams do not stimulate the National guard teams to greater effort (they do the best they can, anyway), but I sometimes think that these same high scores scare many a contestant, and cer tain it Is that the participation in the na tional events by the service teams keeps some of the states from entering. "I think it would be a good plan to havo two shoots, one for the service teams and one for the guards. Let tho guard shoot be first and let there be trophies, prizes, for the winners. Then let the winners of tho guard shoot compete with the service teams, or with the winners of the serv ice team shoot for another grand prize. Some such arrangement would stimulate still greater effort and interest on the part of the members of the various Na tional guards and would also tend to make the men in the service do still better work, so there would be no danger of their losing the grand trophy to a state mili tary organization. I have thought a great deal of this and I hope the adjutant gen erals at their next meeting will take some action regarding it. "I have also called the attention of our adjutait general to another matter," con tinued Colonel Osborne, "and this is that some of the guard teams had from two weeks' to two months' practice on the Camp Perry grounds prior to the holding of the national shoot. This ought not to be allowed, I think. The lay of the ground has a great deal to do with target shooting campus and working on the college build ings. Clarke Hall, the building on the eummit of the hill, which was so seriously damaged by the tornado In the spring, has been remodeled and a new tower gives a still better opportunity for enjoying the scenery down the river and across the valley to the bluffs. The other buildings have been redecorated and repaired by these students and the natural advantages of the campus have been carefully con served, especially by the planting of ad ditional trees. The -faculty of Bellevue for the coming year will be altered somewhat In addi tion to tho new incumbent of the executive chair. Prof. Charles K. Hoyt, who has been for sometime on leave of absence, returns to take up his work in the chair of English. The Bible classes will be as before conducted by Dr. Phelps, pastor of the Bellevue church; Dr. Tyler will be in charge of Instruction In biology i Dr. Stern berg will teach ancient languages and literature, and Dr. Leonard will conduct the clatscs In economics and sjclal science. Dr. Leor.ard has bean during the sum Gossip and Dryan and ae Panther. XAS hasn't grown so effete and supremely civilized yet as to lose the old time zest for play ing pranks on tenderfeet," re marked Judge Frauk Sebastian, of Waco. "In bygone years the rjewcomer to our state who got off without being carried on a snipe hunt' or s me other equally futile expedition was In luck. , The pro pensity to 'Josh' strangers exists to this day. Only a few yeara ago the late Gov ernor J. S. Hojg perpetrated a trick along those llrjes on William Jennings Bryan that probably the NebrasUan has never found out. Bryan was spending some time in Austin, and ho and the big governor were close frler.ds. "One day Bryarj remarked that there no doubt waa big game In the Colorado hills near the city, and If so he would greatly enjoy x hunt. 'Yes, Indeed there Is big game,' the governor answered, . but added thai 11 was not plentiful as In his ycunget days. A few mountain Hons, panthers, bears and antelope could still bs had by the skillful hunter. Hogg was laughing fit to kill all the while In his sleeve, for there was no game fiercer than a rabbit within 200 milea. Bryan was Immensely pleased and njtliliij ftoulJ Uo but to aiutia a, hunt. It happened that a local aaloonkeeper did have a poor old toothless panther In the rear of bis establishment and the owner being let in on the plot, rad!ly turned the brute over to Governor Hog?. "The preparations that were made for that affair would be too long to teil, but almost as much fuss was made over It aa of Roosevelt's ooming trip to Africa. Of the fifteen or twenty men who rode out of Austin mounted on splendid steeds and armed a the teeth In quest of savaje wild animals, Bryan waa the only Innocent soul. So completely waa tut duttd by Uie wily NATIONAL GUARD, WHO TOOK PART and It can be readily understood that teams familiar with a range will do bettor than teams not familiar with It. "All teams competing In the national shoot ought to enjoy the same privileges and no team ought to have opportunities another has not. For this reason I hope some action will be taken whereby no team will be allowed to practice on the national rifle range." In his report to the adjutant general, the colonel called attention to the fact that a portion of his team's ammunition had been stolen enroute and that his men were com pelled to use ammunition furnished by the government. This they were not familiar with and could not get the satisfactory re sults they obtained previously In practice with their own ammunition. The colonel believes this change of ammunition oc casioned another handicap which prevented the Nebraska rifle team from receiving a higher rating than It did. There were, therefore, three handicaps for tho Nebraska team to overcome: The shooting with regular service teams, shoot ing with teams which had had practice on the Camp Perry range, and shooting with ammunition with which the members of thes team were not familiar. But despite ' these three obstacles Nebraska made an excellent showing and can well point with pride to the score it made this year. In the national rifle match In Ne braska stood forty-first In the list of con testants and made 2,229 points in the score. In 10OS this state stands thirty-eighth In th-s list of contestants and has a rating of 2,509 points. The net gain is 210 points. mer in charge of the Associated charities In Omaha. Dean Calder has history, Dr. Adams, phlloephy, and the normal courses; Prof. Schmteldel, mathematics; Miss Carter, woman's dean, has modern languages, and Mr. Rugglea will conduct classes In physics and chemistry. Miss McLean Is to be absent for a year in France. One of the changes of administrative policy due to the new executive is the decision that greater attention must be paid the academy department. The man to have charge of the new activity is Prof. Julian Gist. He will live in Philadelphia hall with the academy students and de vote his entire time to their direction. In the academy classes he will have charge of the classics. A number of departments are to have especial attention this year. The training In pedagogy and normal work under Dr. Adams will be extended and the graduates are given state certificates by the State Department of Public Instruction. In Public sneaking Bellevue is fortunate in having Prof. James, a graduate of Stories About Noted People Hogg and his band of conspirators that he never krjew when he took deliberate aim and brought down from a live oak limb the decriplt old panther that the whole thing was a put up Job and that the victim of his Winchester was a 'plant.' The gov ernor had the panther atuffed and presented to the slayer, and Bryan all the while lmaglrd that he had gained fame among the Texana as a mighty hunter." Baltimore American. When Wattrrion Doomed Johnson. One of the best stories of the campaign up to date is told by Henry Watterson, the brilliant Journalist, whom all men love and admire. It will be remerbered that through many lore.' and weary months Marse Henry boomed Governor Johnson of Minnesota for the democratic presidential nomination. He wrote for Johnson such editorials as ho alone can write, gave out Interviews and did everything in his power to set going a movement which should make Governor Johnson the victor at Denver. Finally he became wearied of this self-imposed task, and one fine day he dropped Johnson and came out for Bryan. Asked why he made this llghnlng change Mr. Watterson ex plained: "My experience in booming Governor JOhllaun ai a guinl dtI llks that Cf ft friend of mine down in Kentucky. He went out in the country to address a political meeting in a school house. Far an hour and a halt he whooped it up in his best style, but couldn't get a rise out of his audience. The people sat st 11. Jest looking at him. He put on more stear-i and hit the air harder than before. Still there was no ap plause or demonstration either of approval or disapproval. They Just sat there and looked at him. At last he thought he would test the sentiment of V1 crowd in another way. Bo he brought his speech abruptly to aa end, and, turning to the chairman of IN THE COMPETITION AT CAMP PERRY The winner of the high prise In this year's tournament was a team from fhe United States Infantry, regular soldiers, and It made a total score of 8,224. With Nebraska's score of 1,509, this state was only 715 points short of winning the grand prize. This, Colonel Osborne points out. Is not a bad showing for this state whin there were fifty contestants and the scores ran into the thousands. The six prizes awarded by the War de partment were won by the following teams. In the order named: United States Infantry, United States navy. United States cavalry, United States marines corps, Wisconsin Na tional Guard, Massachusetts National Guard. The team from the United States Naval academy was seventh in the nice, the District of Columbia National Guard team was ninth, the team from Hawaii secured twenty-sixth place, and the teams from the various states were distributed. North Carolina, with 1,901 points, was the lowest contestant, Nebraska being ahead of Delaware, Tennessee, North Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Arkansas, New Mexico, Utah, Mississippi, Louisiana and North Carolina. The offlcal scores made by the teams in the national rifle shoot are as follows: United States infantry 3.224 United States navy. 8,210 United States cavalry 3,1X0 United States marine corps 3,117 Wisconsin 3,075 Massachusetts 3,05(1 1'nitefl States Naval academy 3,055 Pennsylvania 8,044 District nf Columbia rn'5 Washington 3.ono Illinois 2.9UH Iowa 2,S4 is Bright Northwestern university, where he took post graduate courses In elocutulon and oratory. Musks will be given more than usual attention and two new departments to be called business administration and household administration will be added to the curriculum The last two named de partment are to fill the growing need for higher commercial education so that the man entering business will have some competent knowledge of the principles of finance and economics. The new foot ball coach, C. B. Cronk of Beloit will make an effort to maintain the high reputation, which Bellevue has made for itself In athletics and win the Nebraska college championship again this year. "Bill" Marvel captain of the eleven is confident of leading his men into first place with the same fine record that Bellevue had In 1907. In every way the outlook for & successful year for the University of Omaha Is bright and with Its new Incorporation and Its new president may be expected to enjoy the greatest year since Its founding. the meeting, offered a resolution to be adopted. This also was received In dead silence. No one offered to eeoond where upon my friend called out: " 'Will some gentleman kindly second my motion? 'At this juncture a tall, lanky fellow In the rear of the hall shouted at the top ol his voice: " 'Second your motion yourself, you big slob.' "Walter Wellman In tne Record Herald. -4- Orlgrln of Uncle nemos' Stories. Many great works of genius, as la well known, have been produced by accident, and an author Is seldom the best Judge ot his own works, says Current Literature. When Joel Chandler Harris wrote the first of his "Uncle Remus" stories, and pre sented It for publication, he did so with a hundred misgivings. He waa not sure that his ventures in negro folk-lore would prove successful. He could not know that they would bring him world-wide fame. At the time described Mr. Harris was a young man of 28, emploed on the Atlanta Constitution. Saul W. Small, afterwards a revivalist, who had been writing for the same paper a popular column of negro story and dialect, had Just resigned from the staff. The managing editor of the Constitution, winning to continue the tea ture, said to Harris one day: "Joel, It seuma to me you could do that sort of thing to a tee. Seo If you can't turn In something to night." The young writer's memory flitted back to his early daya on a plantation. All the quaint settings of negro life the little cabins, the fiddling darkle, the wrinkled story-teller, the black "mammies," the noisy corn-shuckbigs, the bob-tailed rab bits disappearing along the roadcame hur rying from the past. Late that afternoon he turned In his copy. The next day big reputation was made. RIFLE RANGE. Oregon Oklahoma Maine Ohio , New Hampshire Colorado California New York Maryland New Jersey Minnesota Kansas Missouri Hawaii Indiana West Virginia .. Michigan ... Kentucky , Wyoming Connecticut Georgia Rhode Island ... Arizona Alabama .2,945 ,. 2.929 .2.911 ,.2.872 .2.8?1 .2.S05 .2. 70S 2,775 .2.78 .2.761 ..2.73.) .2.12i ..2.718 .2.714 ..2.710 .2.706 ..2.7" ..2,611 ,.2.f.77 ,.2.671 . 2 673 ,.2.668 . .2.RK7 ,.2,563 ,.8.SUfl ..2.509 ,.2.473 ..2.47S .1.464 ,.2.450 ..2,450 South Carolina Nebraska Delaware Tennessee North Dakota .. Texas Vermont President Canfield is Coming RESIDENT J. T. CANFIELD of p Syracuse, N. Y., the head of the National Association of Railway Mail Clerks will be in Omaha September 17 and 13, on his . annual tour through the west In the Interest of the association. He will reach Omaha from Kansas City on the evening of September 17, and will re main over until the morning of the 19th. On Friday evening he will be tendered a banquet at the Rome hotel by the Omaha Railway Mall Clerks' association. F. H. Colo, president of the local association, will be In charge of the affair. President Canfield Is a native of New York, having been born In that state forty one years ago and has since resided there. The first twenty-ono years of his life was put In on a farm, and for twenty years he has been connected with the railway mall service, the last fourteon years of which he has been clerk In charge of a crew on the eastern division of the New York & Chicago Railway postofflce. He has al waye been a member of the railway mall association and was recently raised to the head of the national association of that organisation. The purpose of the organ lzatlon are to secure justice to the postal railway clerks In the matter of the allow ance of expenses, and for the general bet terment of the service along lines In con junction with the Postofflce department with which the association works In the fullest harmony. The association fur ther has an accident policy beneficiary fea f " t-'.:)7. it : - , Ay v 1 J. T. CAWFIEUH Sysaeuee. ti, X. Virginia Arkansas New Mexico Utah Mississippi Louisiana North Carolina ..2 4W . .:.4io ..i,.m The tournament of August, 1'JOS, as the fourth national match that Nebraska l.us taken part in, two of theso having been at Camp Perry, at Put-In-Bay. O., and two at SeaKlit, N. J. The score made tins year being the highest, a gain being made each year. Th:s in Itself Is encouraging, but what is more encouraging Is that Ne braska made a gain while every one of the winners In this year's slit'ot, wl. limit an exctvll.'n, did not shout as we, I t! year as formerly, the hlxh t-cji . s l iiih much lower than lat year, n:nl s .n of the teams comie:ing falling iff r.s n.u n as ten per cent. Ncbrusku, in ihe o.Uv hand, made a steady Kaln, and Ui.s la l.io face of three serious liandlcuis. Colunel Osborn says that the oTiKee-s and men enjoyed their trip to rut-ln-lSuy and their Blurt stay In (. un; I'eiry, an i In Lis olftelal report to the itlj.aant g.n eial the color.el says: "I wish to n.;y tuat the liianiigemcnt of the camp di .s. , vs no small amount of praise for the e:fl..in. manner In which the visiting teams w. ro cared; for. Everything was d.nr, a. par cully, that could be to inuk.' our .ay pleasant and profitable." Further In his oftltlal rejrt, Co onel Osborn says: "The conduct of Hie i.ain (Neuiaska) at all times was (xeel.ent and I attribute no small amount of out- su.un to the lack of a desire upon 11. u part of any one to dlssiiulj In a;ij m.i....ei. I am sure the team did tlio LcH It couid under the circumstances." The colonel speaks In the highest pramo of the men who represented Nebraska .n the national shoot and says tney averaged up with the other mllltla and regular uiaiy men at the shoot In other ways, oven though they did not make the high score in the rifle shooting. As Intimated In the official report, tho men attended strictly to business, all the time keeping In mind the honor of the state they were reine sentlng, and there was not a slip on their part to in any way mar the occasion. The men also enjoyed their camp lire, though It was short. They reached the camp on the evening of August 20, going there direct from the rifle range at Ash land where they left the day previous. Tho trip was made over the Burlington, Rock Island and Lake Shore roads, the of ficials of which routes were courteous in their treatment of the members of the team and the officers, the colonel says. Tits Camp Perry range Is an excellent place for expert rifle practice, the officers s.iy, and they doubt if a better place could bo secured. "Nebraska will continue to attend these national rifle matches and we hope to make higher scores each suceeceding year," says Colonel Osborne. "If we had had our own ammunition this year I believe we would have scored 200 points higher than we did, which would have placed us in about the twenty-seventh or twenty-eighth place, but I am glad that we made the score we did. Some time, I hope, Nebraska will carry off the high score, service teams or no service teams." ture of $15 weekly Indemnity and $3,000 Indemnity in case of death of a member through accident or other cause. The great' effort now before the organiza tion Is to secure an expense allowance t-j railway mall clerks while on governmental duty. In speaking of this matter recently President Canfield said: "Tho railway mall clerks are the only class of govern ment employes who dn not receive expenses when away from home on government busi ness. But few private concerns or corpor ations apply this rule, while on the other band their employes receive expenses while away from home on duty for their employ ers. As an Instance there are some clerks on runs whose expenses are light on ac count of being at home every night, while others in the same class or grade are as signed to runs that keep them from home two or three days at a time and their ex penses are correspondingly greater. We wish to equalize this matter, so that one clerk will receive as much as another, and so that both can carry the same amount gf salary home with them." Chief Clerk Keller of tho Omaha division says on this subject: "The present rule is that the railway mail clerk must pay his own board and lodging expensi-s while on duty, regardless of the time that he may be absent fro:n home. As an instance, a clerk on the Omaha and Ogden run is obliged to lo t 1,1.1 own expense bills at the end of his lun uway from his home and while on the run. He receives no ex pens allowance therefor."