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THE OMAHA' SUNDAY BEE: APRIL 4. 100f.
National rifle matches
Great Conteita Arranged Under Au
spices of Promotion Board.
ON LARGER SCALE THAN EVER
lonal Rifle Anwlitlm
Will He II fM at the ftame
Time at Camp retry,
WASHINGTON, D. C, April J.-Offlclsl
announcement i! mdi of the program for
th national rifle matches unitrr the us
plee of the National Board for Promotion
of Rifle Practice and those of the National
Rifle Association of America, which will
lie held on the Ohio atate range at Camp
Perry. Ohio. In August.
The preparations for these matches are
of a more elaborate wale, than ever before
and It I believed that the attendance will
exceed that of ny previous match, lieu
tenant Colonel n. K. Evans of the t'nlted
States cavalry, who Is on duty with the
general staff and who has been executive
officer of the national matches for the last
two years, has been detailed by the War
dtpertment for this duty In connection
with the cnmlnx national matches, and
this year will also act aa executive officer
for the National Rifle association matches.
He will have an enlarged personal staff
and approximately 100 regular officers of
:he army will be assigned to duty In con
nection with the match. About 1.000 en
Haled men will be on duty at the range.
Fifty Team te Eater.
It Is eectfd that at least fifty teama
representing the states and territories, the
Infantrf, cavalry, navy and marine corps
nd the Naval academy will be entered In
he national match. Bach team Is entitled
to tweive shooting members and three al
'.ernaf?s, an aggregate of 900. They are
ilo entitled to three offlcera and are us
lally accompanied by more.
In addition there will be a large attend
nice of unattached members of the Na
tional Guild and civilians who will par-Iclj-Htc
n (he Individual matches, as well
is teams from regiments, companies and
rlf e nnd revolver clubs, drswn to the range
by the lnaichrs above mentioned, and those
of the Ohio State Rifle aasoclatlon and
Dop.n mint of the Lakes Rifle association.
and of the Ohio National Guard, which will
imm d.utily precede the national team
m.itch. Ccimroaa lias appropriated jtl&OOi)
fir mi Klrr, the competitors In the national
toj. , it... u, wl.lrh will be done til the
niagt.l ni l in w concrete moss hall erected
hy ih. itaii? ot Ohio, In which 1,0"0 men
cin te fed at one slttlnjr.
Cong, oss also has very materially in-
teased the amount of money for prists In
tho national team match, the national In
dividual match and the national pistol
The National Rifle aasoclatlon has
adopted the policy of returning to the
competitors tho entire amount of the en
trance fees, less the actual expanses, either
In the form of medals or cash prises.
Ohio Prise Pine.
The Ohio 8tute Rifle- association will have
a pilse list far In excess of previous years
rnd there will be new matches of the
Department ot the Lakes Rlflo association,
which will be shot for the first time. Tha
iroount of prise money will thus b In
creased by from W.O0O to 10,000, and the
whole program U tha moat attractive eve
oft red for military rifle shooting In this
rountry. The state of Ohio has gener
M.sly placed at the disposal of the various
rg;inlratlcn the magnificently equipped
ind extensive range, with more than 300
larucu,'" without further- coat than the
noif jTury c:pensc of operation. It will
alio. IiM-nisii '.inlaao and camp equipment
A ml ilrla'nj change has been made
in t!in nroiiim for the national teamJ
ina.ch. Heretofore, the teama have been
entored an one class, with six prises of
fered, of ,. 1200, $1W, two. 7 and .
This year the toams lll be divided Into
time classes, to be known as A, B and C,
respectively. This classification will be
made out the standing of the teams In the
last national match, the first fifteen teams
constituting Class A. the next fifteen Claaa
B, and the remainder Class C. States and
territories entitled to representation, but
ot so represented In 190. will be added to
Clas C. There will be four cash prises In
each class, as follows: Class A, first, the
national trophy (given by the oongrpss of
the I'ulted States). 0 in cash; second,
$360: third, 1300, and fourth. PM. Class B,
first, the Henry A. Hilton trophy and gtt0:
second, la; third. 3, and fourth. 1200.
Class C. first, ths "Bronae Soldier of Mara
thon," presented by the commander-in-chief
In beiialf of tho state of New York, and
$90; second. I2U0; third. I1T5, and fourth,
$150. Every member of a prise winning
team will receive a bronse medal, the de
sign for the three classes being different.
Total of Prises larger.
The total prise money In the national
match Is thus increased from S7i to IS. SOD
and the number of prise winning teams Is
Increased from six to twelve. U will be
' noticed that the first prise for Class B
Is equal to the second pr'ee In Clsss A. andl Tha target wilt fee
the first prise In Class C Is more than I under tfie direction
the second prise In Class B. the second ! eherg. according
prtae In' Claaa B heln equal to tho fourta
prlte In Class A. and the second prise in
risss C being the ssme a th fourth prise
In C!as B.
It might be expected tliat occa on would
arise when a team In Class A might try a
little Jockeying In order to land a better
prise In Clsss B thsn It could In Class A
or In Class C thsn it could in Class B.
This hss been provided for by the adop
tion of a rule that no team shall be eligi
ble to win a prise In a class lower than
the one In which It shsll have been rated
for the year.
Thus a team classified In C can win any
prise In the match; those In class B are
eligible to the prizes In classes A aifd B,
while those teams which stood among the
first fifteen at Camp Perry laat year can
shoot only for the prises In class A. Teams
In clssses B and C making a total soore
sufficient to win any prise In a higher
class must take the place and prise In the
higher class to which such total score en
One Prise Per Team.
No team shsll be eligible to win more
than one prise In the same national match.
Hereafter eaoh tear the teama competing
In the national match will be reclassified
upon the basis of their standing In the
national match Immediately preceding.
Any team which drove out a year or two
will, on again entering the competition, be
given a aerial number according to Its
standing In the last national match In
which it shot.
Aa a further preventive ef osRl
Jockeying, the order of fire has been ma
terially changed. Laat year the MO-ya'rd
rapfcl fire Immediately , followed the 200
yard slow-fire, and the skirmish run csme
In between the MO-yard stage and the
l.OnO-yard stage, with which the match
ended. This year the order of fire will
be as follows: Two hundred yards, slow
fire; SO) ysrds, slow fire; W yards, alow
fire; 1,000 yards, slow fire; 200 yards, rapid
fire; a skirmish run. Owing to the possi
bilities In rapid fire and at skirmish
the Interest will thus be maintained until
the last shot .In the match Is fired, for
many a team will change Its standing In
the final stsge of the match and every
team will go Into the sklrmlah run with
the possibility of winning any one of the
twelve prises, for of the highest possible
total score of 4,300 points, 1,300 of them
can be made In the skirmish run.
Change la Rales.
In accordance with the action of con
gress in limiting entrance to the national
matches to members of the National guard
and of the regular service, the national
board has changed the rules of the na
tional Individual and the national pistol
matches by eliminating therefrom members
of the National Rifle aasoclatlon and af
The order of fire In the national Indi
vidual match will be the same aa laat
year. Ih this match the skirmish run and
rapid fire are shot first. In the hope of
eliminating from the match after these! go with the trophy, which will be held for
stages auch competitors as are evidently
out ot It. Heretofore the prises have been
thtrty-six medals, being twelve each of
gold, allver and bronae. with fold medal
and K0 each for the highest aggregate
score in slow-fire, rapid-fire and skirmish.
The twelve gold medals were accompanied
by cash Wises ranging In value from MO
down to St. . This year there will be twelve
additional cash prises of IS eaoh to accom
pany tha bronae medals.
Coa teats with Pistols. r
In the national" 5lstoif'tT)8teh 'the prises
heretofore have been tour gold medals, foot
silver medals and four bronse medals, with
special ' gold medals for slow-fire, time
fire and repld-flr. all being accompanied
by cash. This year there will be elgkt ad
ditional bronae medals to be accompanied
by 15 each la cash.. The aa-gregrate amount
of money to be distributed In the national
team match, the national Individual match
and national pistol match Is 14,110. There
are no entrance feea to any of the national
The National Rtfle association matches
this year win include several new and very
Interesting matoties, the first of these to
be known aa the Brans Service Skirmish
match, taking Its name from Lieutenant
Cblonel R. K. EJvana, U. B. A., wfto will
provide silver trophy, The conditions are
absolutely unique, being different from
these of any other rifle match In the United
Btates. It will be open to teams composed
of member of companies, battalion, regi
ment, brigade or divisions or authorised
organisations of the National Quard, army,
navy and Marine corps, provided that team
will not contain any member who la not a
member of the organization er of the Na
tional Guard of the state from whloh the
team la entered. The team will consist
of one vaptatn and two squad of one cor
poral and seven privates each. The offlcera
and member of the team may be of any
rank or grade.
The target will be the kneeling silhouette
figure mounted on a B target and siateen
targets will be assigned each team. The
teama will be shot In pair. Each man will
be given forty round of ammunition and
the start will be made from a point more
than l.tuo yard from the line of target.
xpcieed and withdrawn
of the rang efficer in
to a plan previously
drafted, the detalla of each will net be
communicated to the marksmen. Ttiua they
will not know when target is coming up
or how long It will remain In sight. While
the targets are down the team will an
vance by command of their captain, but
under the general supervision ot the range
officer ss to speed and alllgnment.
At each halt before reaching 636 yards
from the target the team captains will
announce the distance, by giving a superior
and Inferior limit, followed by the proper
commands of firing Indicating; th rsnges
to be used.
The manner of determining the winner
Is folknws: For every hit on th target
made by a team the opposing team will at
once lose a msn snd his remaining ammu
nition. A target once hit will be Immediately
withdrawn and will not apear again. The
number of shots to be fired at each halt
will be determined by the captain of the
team and tor every wrong command given
by a captain one man In his team wilt be
Corporals Will Not Fire.
The corporals will not fire or be dropped
out u ltll the battle stght is ordered at 530
yatds, when they will begin shooting. At
the. longer range they will devote their
entire attention to superintending the fire
of their squad. Any man lost by the team
will remain at the place where dropped
out until the run Is completed. The run
will be continued until (a) one team h
lost all of Its mm; or (b both teams have
exhausted all their ammunition. In ess
(a) the team hot havlr.g lost all Its men
win.' In case (b) tho team losing th
east men wins. Th match will be de
cided by the continued competition of the
winners of each run. In addition to the
liver trophy, properly Irscribsd. the win'
r.lng team will receive all of the net en
trance fee, ef $l per man. Including th
captains. It Is not Improbable that this
will amount to MW or $600. The trophy
will become the property of the team win
nltg the match three time.
At other new match of great Interest will
be known as the marine corps match. For
the last few years the marine corps hss
evinced a great Interest In rifle shooting
bnd lsst yesr Its teams made remarkable
records both at Camp Perry and Bee OIrt,
so much so that the officer of th marine
corps subscribed $l,B0O.
The National Rifle association, having re
cently established an annual membership,
the match for the annual member will be
shot at the same time a th match for
th Ufa members. 3otd for a trophy to
be known a th Marin Corp trophy.
which will be shot for In August for the
first time. The distance and number of
shot will be two sighting shot and twenty
shots for record at too and 1,000 yard. It
will be open to everybody with any mill
tary rifle, any military sight, using any
ammunition and (hooting In any position.
Ten per cent of th pet entrance fees will
one year. The second, third nd rourtn
men will receive 10 per cent and 80 per cent
of the total net entrance fee, will be di
vided Into 110 prise. The entrance fee I
2 per man, and. as It Is expected there
will b at least too entries, there will be
something like forty or fifty prizes.
In the championship revolver team match,
for team ot five, a change ha been
made, limiting It to any unit ot the army.
navy, organised mllltla and naval militia,
armed with the pistol, whose strength Is
not larger than a battalion of Infantry or
a squadron of cavalry, with the exception
that a regiment of infantry may enter a
team from the commissioned and noncom
missioned staff officer.
Mar Have More) Thaw .
An organisation may be represented by
more than on team, but no man will be
permitted to shoot on more than one team.
The trophy will be the "stiver target,"
presented by Robert 8. Hale of Boston, to
be held for one year, together with a medal
to each member of the teem and 10 per
cent of the net entrance fees. The other
prises are SO per cent, 20 per cent and IS
per cent. A new rtfle match la that to
be known aa the individual rapid fire
match, whloh will be open to everybody.
The entrance fee Is 13 and the prise as
follow: 10 per cent, U per cent and 10 per
cent; while 85 per cent will be divided
squally among th next competitor,' giving
to each one a rum equal to 20 per cent less
than th third prise, until the amount
available la exhausted.
Medal will be given In eaoh class, to
gether with five prise. In th annual
members' match 2S per cent of the entrance
fee will be divided Into IS prise, which
will be In addition to th five percentage
Th Interelab Match.
Th Interclub match has been changed so
a to restrict it to team ot flv from
civilian rifle club and military companies
provided that no member of th team I a
member or alternate of any team compet
ing In the national team match.
Great Interest among the Individual
shooters will be attracted by the Leech
eup, Wimbledon cup and the president'
matchea a wall a th military champion
ship match. Laat year th prises In the
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Leech match were a follow: One, the
Leech cup and a gold badge; 2, 125; t, (30;
4. )1S; 5, 110; 6. 10; 7, $10, and ftve prUes
of ft each. There were 900 entries In this
match and toaeed upon this number aa that
Of th Mttmated Dumber of entries for the
nejtt match, there will be or more to
be distributed In prt this year, against
J115 last year; The winner this year will
get the cup and a gold badge and 10 per
cent of the entrance fees, estimated at (60.
The second man will receive 15 per cent,
estimated at $90; tho third man, 10 per
cent, or $00; the fourth, 10 per cent; the
fifth, per cent, and sixth, 5 per cent,
while 40 per cent will be divided Into $10
la Leeck Mtek.
It I estimated thr will be at leant
thirty prise In th Leech match this year.
The foregoing Is true of the Wimbledon
cup match, where the entrance fees are the
same and the number of competitors
usually th same as In the Iech match.
Th money wtll be divided on the same
bail aa In the Leeoh match. It Is ex
pected ther will be about twenty-five or
thirty prise. There will probably be 200
entriea In the Individual long-range Tyro
match, where the entrance fee Is $3. There
will be gold, silver and bronse medals, and
the six highest men will receive 10 per cent
each. Th remaining (0 per ctnt will be
divided Into $10 prises, of which It Is ex
pected there will be a large number.
Laat year SIT msn entered the president's
match, in which the entrance fee will be
this year as follows: To annual and life
members of the National Hi fie association,
$3; all others $5, post-entry $2 additional.
At the end of the skirmish rjn all entries
are eliminated except the first fifty, but
any competitor not In the first fifty cm
.continue upon the payment of an attlonul
entrance fee of $3, which was paid by a
large number last year. It Is estimated
the prise money In this match wtll be from
$1,000 to Jl.BuO. In addition to gold, silver
and bronse medals, the first five competi
tors will "receive 10 per cent each ; the next
five, 6 per cent each, the next ten will re
ceive 3H per cent each and 25 per cent will
be divided Into $10 prizes.
Ft Mr for Presides t'a.
It Is possible thst there may be as many
as fifty prizes In the president's match.
In order to encourage the taking out ot
membership In the National Rifle associa
tion the entrance fees In a number of
matches has been reduced to annual and
life member. In th revolver team match
the entrance fee will be $7.50 to organisa
tions affiliated and $10 to other. In the
chomplonshtp company team match the fee
will be $5 for organisations affiliated and
$10 for others. In the championship regi
mentsl team match the fee for affiliated
organizations will be $10 and for all others
it will be (20. In the Leech cup, Wimble
don cup. individual long-range tyro, marine
corps and military championship matches
the entrance fee will be the same for all,
but the entrance fee for the president's
mstch will be $3 for annual and life mem
bers of the National iRIfle association,
whIe others will have to pay $5.
The annual meeting of the National Rifle
association for the election of twelve direc
tors and other business will be held at
Camp Perry Friday evening, August 27.
A Flaaaelat Problem.
Lltile Nellie was out riding one day with
her grandmother In th country. As they
passed a village cemetery she looked up at
the old lady and asked:
"Grandma, how lung is It sftr they
plant people before their tombstones come
RUDE MOB AT WEDDING
Press Can and Carton People la
Tad Privacy ef Home aad
New York has aohleved unenviable dis
tinction for the spectable It presents when
ever a member of a rich family weds at
home or In a local church. There have
been few exceptions to the prevailing rule
of rudeness. The msnia of curious people
to butt in Js amasing.
Because Mrs. Hetty Green has been kept
in the limelight, against her will, as the
richest- woman in America, the marriage of
her daughter In a church at Morrlstown,
N. J., last Tuesday, provoked an exhibition
of public rudeness, In which the New Tork
press gang was conspicuous. Various no
counts of the affair present these features:
With a howling, cheering mob of 3U0 men
and boys in hot pursuit. Miss Green started
from Hohokan for Morrlstown. accompanied
by her aged mother and a second woman
There never was a more spectacular be
ginning of a wedding trip. Since breakfast
time a crowd of newspaper men had been
watching outside the Hetty Green fist s
1(C9 Uloomfield street, lloboken. At 8:5
those composing It were rewarded with the
first sign of life about the place. A slender
young woman with reddish hair, who was
dressed entirely In blue, hurried down the
steps of th apartment house snd ran
around the corner Into Washington street,
where a one-horse cab had Just halted. She
said something to-4he driver, then Jumped
into the cab and was driven to the door of
the Bloomfleld street address.
As the cab slowed up at the curbing the
door opened sgain. and out darted Mrs
Hetty Green. In a rich black traveling
frock, under a black satin wrap, with her
Inevitable black veil of crepe, and Miss
Sylvia Green. The bride of the day wor
a close fitting brown gown, heavily em
broidered, and a white picture hat.
With agility almost Incredible In a woman
of her age, Mrs. Green lobbied Into the
cab, the door of which had been flung open
by its occupant the young woman In bine.
Miss Green hopped In behind her, the dooi
ilammed, the driver lashed the flanks ot
his horse and. before the spectators had
time for a good look, the cab was rattling
away with the nag at a stiff legged gallop.
There happened to be standing In the
block a grocer's wagon and two delivery
wagons for New York department stores.
These vehicles the newspaper men char
tered almost Instantly, and a picturesque
With the three delivery wagons stringing
out behind, the one-horse cab spun around
the corner of Washington street on two
wheels and headed for the Lackawanna
station a mile away. The cabby was lar
ruping his horse at every Jump, and the
cab fairly bounded over th rough cobble
stones. Many pedestrians moving along th pave
ments took up the chase. Errand boys,
working men, clerks and one stray letter
carrier Joined In. Not knowing what was
the matter, the volunteers yelled whit
seemed most appropriate to the occasion.
Home called out "Stop thief!" and some
were content to yell-"Stop the runaway, "
snd some Just whooped wordless soundi
as they pelted along a ragged and noly
procession that tailed out for 100 yards. (
As the bride's mother was leaving tt.e
church after the wedding some one califd
out to her rrom the watching crowd to ak
what the daughter' dot would b. In
answer Mrs. Green, who seemed to b in
high good humor, answered back:
"She will get all that I have when I die.."
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