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OPPOSE SALE OF
SOTANS DISAPPROVE K. H.
O ULTON'S SCHEME.
Strong Sentiment Against Restriction
of Hunting Rights to he "More Well
to IK)"' is ExpressedPlea for the
Farmer Who Likes to Shoot Oc-
Long T,ake. Feb. 4 To the Sporting
Editor of The Journal. In the Jan 16 Is
sue of The Journal there was a con
tribution written by a Mr Moulton, who
discusses the tjame question and strongly
recommends the adoption here of the
German method of dividing the country
into communes or townships and selling
the hunting privileges once in e\ery seven
car to the highest biddeis.*' "Of course."
he sa.vs, "the German system does not
pply to large estates which remain the
prhate pieservei of the owners," even
160 acres are "exempt from preservation,"
but as the smaller landholders are not
worth considering In the matter, the line
is drawn here, for as Mr. Moulton sagely
observes, "at be-st hunting is a game for
the more well-to-do."
Certalnlv, and the time seems ripe now
for them to extend their privileges, for
surely the small "peasant" proprietors Hii"T."." 129
have no rights or privileges they would not Montgomery 137
or could not be made to sell for money. Nnwjer
Another excellent feature of this system
according to Mr. Moulton is the employ
ment of gamekeepers whom he partlculai
ly describes as "mounted and armed with
sword, pistol and carbine." One can im
ngine the fear and awe such a martial
figure would inspire among the less "well- i St Anthony-Dakota. 48
to-do" Rather would they suffer the' Consolidated 4S
rottontalls to destroy their last fruit tree
than incur the hostility of this formidable
personage, who Mr proposes to pay
bv laying a tax of $5 per year on every
gun in the county.
This latter plan seems to be an original
and brilliant conception of Mr. Moulton
nd is Just what is needed In this scheme
as it would result in a few years in dis
arming all but the "more well-to-do
Now the farmer-hunter, the armed rustic
ever since his evolution into the English
eoman has generally, when he resorted
to arms been found opposing the "more
well-to-do." Tie furnished Ciomwell
Ironsideshe was the chief factor in the
American revolutionagain he appeared
at New Orleans under Jackson. Military
men credit him with furnishing largely the
most effective soldiers in our rebellion and
lately he showed in the Boer war "The
might that slumbers In the peasant's arm
Altogether it would seem to be the part
of prudence to disarm him, so that in
the future he will not be a menace to the
"more well-to-do" in any plan which they
may see fit to project, to enlarge their
pleasures and privileges. Of course our
ronstltution says something about not in
fringing the peoples' right to carry arms,
but surely the supreme court could be re
lied on to give a favorable interpretation
By all means let us ha\e this German
plan, and "lese majestv," too, so modified
that it will protect the dignity of the
more well-to-do from any assaults verbal
or otherwise, which the less well-to-do
might be inclined to indulge in.
J. H. Ljdiard.
MinneapolLj,*Feb. 6.Sporting Editor1
The Journal: I am a poor, insignificant
farmer from North Dakota, who likes to
hunt as well as anybody.
When I lead the artiqle in your paper
of Jan. 16, quoting E. H. Moulton, regard
ing hunting privileges, it appeared to me
ai about the nearest thing to a freeze-out
for the poor sportsman as anything I ever
"Farmers give plan support" Indeed
I'd like to see a community of farmers In
this country give such a law enthusiastlo
Mr. Moulton wants to impose a tax of $5
on each gun in the county, to pay the
game warden. On such guns as I can af
ford to keep (10-inch) that would almost
amount to confiscation. On a gun such
a* most men hare, who would be able to
buy a district, a $5 tax would only be
about 25 mills, quite a difference you will
I believe if our game wardens would
arrest every man who is caught killing
game unlawfully, and a good heavy fine
-weie imposed and turned in to the school
or road fund, it would reduce the farmers'
taxes just as much aa selling his right to
shoot game in season?
For my part I like the American way
first rate. I think a farmer ought to have
full control over his farm, without making
nny speoial request to have it reserved.
Of course, if the men with, or "behind the
gun." in time of peace, are going to be
limited to the rich and their friends, then
I sav by all means, enact such a law as
Mr. Moulton suggests. I would like to see
Ihem try and pass that law under the
initiative and referendum.
A Poor Farmer.
Wlnnlpegers won everything In sight at tljp
si ating races at Fargo last night for the noith
t\ostein championship Cody took the quarter
i'nd half-mile events in 34 3 5 and 1 l"a*.
nrown took the mile in 2 48. The track was
The opening night of the indoor skating ham
tlonship contests at Pittsburg resulted as lol-
One-mile ChampionshipMorris Woods of New
York won. O. Bellfenllle of Winnipeg, second.
William Herrltt of Verona Lake A. C. third,
time. 2 45 2-5
Two-mile ChampionshipHarry Taylor of
Brooklyn won. Bellefeuille second, but was dls
iltialifled for fouling Woods Merrltt second, Guy
Lvman of New York third time. 5:47 4-5.
Woods took the second heat of the mile cham
pionship in 2 41 1-5, beating Johnny Nellson's
record of 2"42
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STATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF HENNE
pln: District Court, Fourth Judicial Dis
In the Matter of the Assignment t The
Red Lake Transportation Company, a Cor
Upon the application of Wm. E. Bates, the
dulv qualified and acting assignee in the above
It Is Ordered, That all the creditors of
the above named Insolvent Red Lake Trans
portation Company file their claims, duly ver
ified, vlth Wm. E. Bates, the assignee of the
said Red Lake Transportation Company, at
Office of said Assignee, No 311 Sykes Block,
in Minneapolis. Hennepin County, Minnesota,
on or before March 1st, 1904, or be forever
barred frAm participating in the proceeds of
"Let a copy of this Order be served bv mail
upon each creditor of said Insolvent. Red Lake
Transportation Comnanj. known to said As
signee, Wm E. BP'CS. ttho has not filed his
claim, within sH days from the date hereof,
and copy thereof published once in The Min
neapolis Journal, so called, within said time.
Bi the Court CHARLES M. POND
Dated February 6th, 1904. Judge.
SURPRISE TO NICOLLETS
HUB BOWLING TEAM TAKES
FIRST GAME FROM THE CITY
The Hub team in the City leag ue
surprised the Nicollets last night by
taking the first game in jig time. The
Totals 765 770 743
he individuals averages of the
Commercial Bowling leag ue follow,
the records of only those who are
above 160 being given:
First. Second. Third
Nelson 147 109 187
MlgRlns 154 178 168
Hlgbee 163 19 207
Sweeney 188 181 190
Wolf 202 195 212
Totals 790 789
ST. ANTHONY & DAKOTA.
Thompson 189^ 192
178 146 16S
159 163 181
In the Grain and Flour leag ue he
St. Anthony and Dakota team made a
clean sweep with the Watsons. The
WATSON & co.
Meade 149 171
Sandeis Hewitt 132 133
A Kustad 16(5 142
Olbbens 184 192
E. Kustad 159 151
151 136 181 162
Total* 792 825
GRAIN AND FLOUR STANDINGS.
Played. Won. Lost.
rillsbury 4w 8
.687 .646 .646
FLOUR CITY LEAGUE.
First. Second. Third.
Pilworth 148 140
Hunt 135 106
Rowley 148 133
Thea 155 157
Wade 222 118
177 154 157 lb3
Totals 803 654
Johnson 137 143 146
Breyette 148 198 l.T)
Grose 152 160 106
Pagette 184 128 138
A. Johnson 144 141 198 844
17417 173 7
1721 17(110 16917 16816 16428
16039 16024 160 9
VALUE OF FITZ'S BLOOD
PHILADELPHIA COURTS WILL
DECIDE HOW MUCH RELICS O
PRIZE FIGHT ARE WORTH.
How much is the gore of Bob Fitz
simmons, gore spilled in desper
ate battle for he heavyweight cham
pionship of the world, worth? That
is a question that will be settled in
the common pleas court in Philadel
Anthony J. Drexel-Biddle, the mil l
ionaire clubman of the Quaker city,
has brought suit against he United
States Fidelity and Guaranty company
to recover $3,000 on a burglary in
surance policy. The hit ch in the ad
justment arose over a pair of boxi ng
gloves, which Drexel-Biddle listed
among his losses. The clubman val
ued he mitts at $250.
"But you can get he be st pair of
gloves for $15," said the agent of he
"Those gloves -were stained with he
blood of the great Fitzsimmons," e
plied he millionaire. "For the gloves,
$5, for the blood of he immortal
"I'll get you another pair and have
Bob spill some more of his sacred
go re on them," suggested he agent.
"They would not carry the same as
sociations and glorious memories,"
replied Drexel-Bidd le with a mournf ul
shake of his head. "Those gloves and
that gore can never be replaced. What
i3 a teaspoonful of blood drawn from
a gash of a razor or he cut of a pen
knife, to the gore wasted in a battle
to he death and 75 per cent of the
gate? Those gloves were worn by the
glorious Bob when he knocked out
Corbett at Carson City. Never will I
so insult Bob as to accept a paltry $10
or $15 in compensation for he loss of
those sacred relics. Two hundred and
fifty or I sue."
The age nt couldn't hear Drexe l
Biddle, and it is now up to the courts.
Frank Pears has received word from President
Grlllo of the American association that he has
been appointed a member of the organization's
staff of umpires. Pears was a tip-top pitcher
itf his day, throwing for Detroit and other teams
In the old Western league. He was at one time
President T. Powers of the National Asso
ciation of Minor Baseball Leagues has received
(he following telegram from Edward Hanlon of
the Baltimore club, who represented the asso
ciation in the conference with the Pacific Coast
league in San Francisco early in the week:
"Please request all leagues to refrain from
contracting with Pacific Coast league plarers,
as that league will tespect all National league
requirements pending committee's report
This shows that a truce has been declared,
and while Messrs. Johnson, Hart and Hanlon,
as a committee representing the major and
minor leagues, had no power to act, they ha%e
succeeded in arranging matters satisfactorily
with the Pacific coast representatives.
In the afternoon game of the national amateur
billiard tournament at New York, Charles F.
Conklin of Chicago defeated Arthur Marcotte of
Quebec, 300 to 132. Conklin was on his mettle
making the best average thus far In the tourna
ment, 13 1-23.
In the evening game J. Poggenbnrg of New
York defeated Edward Gardner of Passaic N
J., 300 to 265 Summary:
Co lkllnTotal, 800 high runs, 66. 44 average,
MarcotteTotal, 132 high runs, 27, "5 aver
PoggenbnrgTotal, 300 high runs. 60, 55.
average. 8 18-34.
GardnerTotal, 265 high runs, 34, SI. aver
age, 7 20-38.
Sowle's nnk defeated Murray's 16 to 7 last
night in the second draw for the Jacobs cun
at the Flour Citv Curling club. McFarlane beat
Calquhoun in a practice game. The scores:
Tearse, Hunter, Harris. Sowle (skip). 16-
A. Thompson. J. W. Murray. H. Murray C*
Murray (skip), 7.
Covell. Tyre. T. Hastings, D. McFarlane
(skip), 10- J. McFarlane, J. Hastings, Clark. Cal
quhoun (skip), 9.
$36. New Orleans and Return, $36,
Via Wiscons in Central Ry.
See the Mardi Gras. Tickets on
sale Feb. 9th to 14th. For further in
formation cajl at city ticket office, 230
Nicollet avenue. Telephone, Main 365..
SHOOLD DO WELL
MINNEAPOLIS TEAM DUE FOR
PRIZE MONEY A CLEVELAND.
Little Change In Race ill Minneapolis
League During the WeekFur Will
Fly When Turners and Tasmos Meet
Next Situation in the Other
Leagues. The Minneapolis bowling team,
altho weakened by he loss of Garland,
ought to bring back a large share of
the prize money from the Cleveland
tournament. The team is nearly if not
quite as strong as the one which made
such a good record last year. Sal
lander, Sandblom and Wooley will be
well replaced by Budinger, Nichols
and Sloan, while Matheson will do as
well as Fust. With Garland in, the
team undoubtedly would have ranked
among he first in the tourney.
The Minneapolis leag ue bowlers will
have a rest next week on account of
the tourney. The last week's games
saw the Tasmos increase the ir lead
over the Buffalos and Tuxedos by tak
ing three straight games from the
former team. The Tuxedos fell down
in their match with the Turners, los
ing three straight, and the margin be
tween he leaders and the Tasmos was
consequently left unchanged. The
two teams will come together week
after next, and some records are due to
In the individual average contest,
Buding er remains in he lead with
Garland at he top of he men who
have rolled two-thirds of all he
games. Both men fatten ed their al
ready plethoric averages this week.
Hansen has a good grip on third place,
while Olness leads for fourth by a
good margi n. Leitz, he new bowler
of the Olympic team, is fifth, but has
rolled only fifteen games. Nichols
comes sixth. Fourteen men have
averag es over 180 and 34 over 170.
The team pin averages and individual
averag es of all who have rolled eight
or more games, follow:
I TEAM FIN AVERAGES.
01} mpla 45
43,174 40,303 39,939 41,669 37,625
909-29 899-22 893-28 .S87-21 868- 5
8,160 8.730 7 956
7,774 7.154 7.1.(6 5,841
4.355 8.705 8,671
8,04H 7,864 5,524
4,767 4.758 S.106
2,902 5.122 6 310
1.47". 1,308 1,607 1 916
27Peterson, O 1ft
33Hitchcock, R. E 37
7,325 8 235
7,115 6 904
194- 189-18 187 22
179-33 179 11
178-33 178-32 178- 6
173-14 173- 2
172-13 171-25 171- 7
171-10 170-12 170-22
164-18 164-13 163- S
The race in he city leag ue co n
tinues listless on account of the big
lead held by the Nicollets. In he
Grain and Flour league the McCaull
Webster team lost most of its big lead
this week, and now have only a margin
of two games. I he Commercial
leag ue the race is close. The
Powers bunch leads by two games,
while the Minneapolis Dry Goods are
two games ahead of the next three
teams which are tied for third. Next
week 's schedules follow:
TuesdayBilliter vs. Imperial at Im
WednesdaySt. Anthony vs. Chris at
ThursdayNicollet vs. Hub at Hub al
FridayTwentieth Avenue vs Henne
pin at Hennepin alleys.
Grain and Flour League.
TuesdaySt. Anthony-Dakota vs. Car
WednesdayConsolidated vs. Poehler.
ThursdayWashburn -Crosby vs. Wat
FridayPillsbury vs. McCauli-Webster.
Arrangements for holding the busi
ness session of he American Bowling
congre ss at the annual conventi on and
tournament in Cleveland next week
A special meeting of he executive
committee ill be held Sunday even
ing to act on many amendments to
the constitution, by-laws, and play
ing rules, and also to put matters in
shape for the congress.
The first session of he congress will
begin Monday. It is likely that all the
business can be cleared away in two
or three days.
The coming of the peace committee
represnting the bowlers of Greater
New York, headed by ex-Police Com
missioner B. J. York, is awaited with
The national tournament will begin
Monday night and continue until about
6 p. m. Saturday. The Dr. H. Timm
trop hy will not be rolled for by the
delegates this year, but will be
awarded to he winner of he individ
ual contest in he national champion
ship, in addition to other special prizes
for that event. The trophy is valued
The Cooke institute basket ball team easily
defeated the Gamma Sigmas In a Central Minne
sota league contest last night. The score was
49 to 20. Kayser shot eleven baskets from the
field. The linenp.
Institute. Position. Gamma Sigma.
Best Life Forward Blake
Sindell Right Forward Clark
Kayser Center Anderson
Chase Left Guard Larson
Edwards Right Guard Stone
Goals from field, Kayser 11, Best 8, Sindell
3, Edwirds 2, Stone 5, Stover 2. Clark 1 goals
from foul, Best 1, Blake 4.
The Anoka basket ball team defeated the Min
neapolis fouth hijrh school team by a score of
18 to 14 at Anoka last night. The game was
hotly contested and -was an excellent one thru
out. The teams lined "mi" as follows:
South Side. Position Anoka.
Capron Right Forward Ford
Colburn Left Forward R. F. Moore
Ostrand Larson Harris
.Center. .L. F. Adams
The Y. M. C. A. basket bal lteam will play
the Gamma Sigmas at the association building
Columbia defeated Te msylvania In the 'Inter
collegiate basket ball cha-nplonship game at New
York las-t r.ight by the score of 17 to 15.
curlers has been settled and the thirty girls
havtt returned to wor.i.
THE MINNEAPOlJB^OtlRNAJj? bis^H
GOSSI O TH E WEE IMHE WORL O SPORTS$"-*A*
Am I Right?
H. MOULTON'S suggestion that the
German system'of game preserva
tion be adopted in America, has called
forth a protest from several residents of
this section. Two communications, printed
in another column of to-day's Journal,
indicate that the plan would meet with
great opposition from the farming ele
ment, as well as from a large number of
hunters of moderate means, who could
not afford to join a syndicate for the pur
^rjbse of buying up a hunting district, and
who would find the $5 gun tax a hard
The German scheme, while It is de
scribed as "democratic," is likely to offend
a large class of Americans because it
savors of aristocracyan aristocracy of
wealth. Hunting is noi as called by" Mr.
Moulton, a sport particularly for the more
well-to-do, so far as the northwest is
concerned. There are hundreds of farm
ers and residents of the smaller towns in
Minnesota and the Dakotas, men of small*
means, who, being close to good hunting
grounds, are able to get a lot of sport in
the open season at a comparath ely small
expense. These men would be deprived of
the privilege of hunting under the Ger
man plan, because they would be unable
to join a syndicate for the purpose of
bidding for the hunting preserve. It is
suggested that farmers would be per
mitted to reserve their own lands, but it
is also admitted that in the working out
of the scheme, the landowner is nearly
always coerced in one way or another,
into letting his property be made a part
of one of the districts. Judging from Mr.
Moulton's article, the plan practically
amounts to confiscation of the hunting
privileges. -p E German, accustomed to seeing the
idea of personal independence sub
ordinated to the communistic idea, may
be satisflefl with the plan. Americans,
however, are extremely jealous of their
present privileges, and the idea of prac
tically forcing a landowner or tenant to
surrender the right to hunt over his own
land will be repugnant to a large percen
tage of the residents of the northwest.
There is still another obje2tion to the
plan. The damage done to the farmer's
crops by rabbits, prairie chickens and
game of various sorts is often consid
erable. Under the German plan, as de
scribed by Mr. Moulton, hunting districts
are leased for terms of seven years, and
usually the land is not hunted over for
the first three years of the term. It can
be seen that often the game might mul
tiply to such an extent that the farmer
would suffer considerable loss, yet he
would be unable to apply himself to the
simple remedy of killing off the game, and
would he compelled to suffer the damage*
until the lessees of the district found it
expedient to begin hunting again.
The elimination owls,'!'Ve-rmin, and
other natural enemies of the game might
be accomplished under the German plan,
but it is difficult to see why it could not
be accomplished just as well under the
present system. True, the expense would
be heavy, yet if the preservation of the
game justified it, the expense could be
A good argument against the German
plan is made in one of the communications
in to-day's Journal in the fact that
it would mean the disarmament of the
great mass of the citizens. The efficiency
of the American citizen soldier is recog
nized everywhere, and it is universally ad
mitted that the common use of the shot
gun and rifle in time of peace has much to
do with this efficiency. Can we afford a
step which would tend to decrease this?
HE Brownlow bill, introduced in the
house by Representative Brownlow,
and in the senate by Senator Gallin
ger recently, is a measure which promises
to provide the novel spectacle of the
farmer and the city sportsman working
together for a common cause. The bill, as
is well known, provides for a federal ap
propriation of $24,000,000 for roadbuilding
and improvement. This sum is to be
available at the rate of $8,000,000 a year
for three years, and is to be apportioned
among the states according to population,
each state to appropriate an amount equal
to its apportionment. Minnesota's allot
ment is 5508,000, whitf*!, with an equal
amount from the state, would make avail
able $1,016,000 for improving the roads in
The bill will, of course, meet with the
indorsement of the agricultural classes,
but it will find even heartier indorsement
at the hands of autompbilists, a class
which at present constitutes a very small
part of the population, *but which is rap
idly growing. The country roads in the
United States, and especially in the west,
have long been a byword. In Europe, and
especially in France, the farmer or the
chauffeur may travel for hundreds of
miles over roads as smooth and level as a
billiard table. In the United States a ve
hicle may be mired to the hubs of the
wheels in muo*. or sink deep in sand.
The first widespread agitation for the
improvement of roads began with the ad
vent of the bicycle. The influence of the
automobilists promises to do much more
to improve the condition of roads in this
country, thereby benefiting the great agri
cultural population, as well as the wealthy
residents of the larger towns. Automo
bilists are, as'* class, men of means and
influence, and -pressure from this class
should accomplish much to improve the
condition of roadr-in this country. Need
less to say the automobilists will be a unit
in support of the -Brownlow bill.
South Dakota racing horse men held a meeting
at Mitchell last evening to form a circuit for
the ensuing season,' and representatives from
Sioux Falls, Mitchell,^Alexandria, Woonsocket.
Flandreau, Pierce, Parker* Chamberlain
Huron were present.v Ttje JfoUiafetag dates were
selected: Sioux FaHs.^SffiaEte^'3 Flandreau,
June S, 9, lO Madiso^Khe^oi'16,^ IT Wuon
socket, Jnue 22, 23, 2^Herre June 28? 29, 30
Huron, July 6, 8 Mitchell, July 13, 14, 15
Chamberlain, July 20, 21 22 Parker, July 27,
28. 29. There will be six classes of trotting and
pacing events, as follow,t.Trottins, 2:45, 2:30
and 2:20 pacing, 2:30, 2:22 and a free-for-all
trot or pace. It was decided that the purses
slial lnot be less than $250, and that the towns
Joining the circuit will be.reouired to become
members of the American Trotting association
before April 15. In the election of officers for
ChicagoThe strike of stock yards hog hair, the circuit Fred B. Elce of Mitchell was elected
president, and A. "Av'Boynton of Mitchell secre
ARE NOT ALWAYS
WHAT THEY SEEM
SOME THINGS ARE DIFFERENT
-AS THE KID DISCOVERS.
The Colonel Swore Him to Secrecy, So
Didn't Tell Any One, but a News-
paper Man's DifferentThe "Tony
Feller" Could Shoot All Right,
Ther's a time in the doin' of what comes
to pass, as-the Declar.tion says, when
ev'ry blamed sign in the whole bunch
throws you down. Don't a&k me why it's
so, but it is so
Philosophy of Col. Wheaton.
The colonel knew from experience,
recent and bitter, that there, is truth in
he abo ve bit of his philosophy. For he
deduc ed from the old-time infallible
weather-sign, he which is not e
vealed to any save he elect, that he
present winter was to be an open one
and he did not keep his deduction
to himself. Hence he colonel is very
"shy" among gatherings of he elders,
not regarding he "rubbing it in"
process in the light of a joke when he
plays the part of rubbee.
Besides, a recent episode in which he
figured has cometo light thru the in
advertent "mixing-in" of the Kid, and
Billy, and as the colonel had taken the
great oath to keep it secret, and bo th
boys had been bribed to he same end,
he resents being "poshed" about it.
Of course he kid would not have e
vealed it to any one else, but as he
says: "You're a newspaper man, an'
that's different." And I got he story,
which has an element of the tragic, as
we ll as of he comic in it, when you
come to think it over. But thus he
"You remember th at tony fellow
who was up he re last week? You
didn't see him? Why, I didn't think
a blind man could have missed him
while it was daylight. had the
gailiest rig ever I seen, that's what
my grandfath er calls things-that's way
up in G. Outer sight, you know, an'
grandfather he's seen everything. Why
he seen Mr. Lincoln, an' hea rd him
talk, an' shook hands with him just
like he was a real common man.
"This man I mean come in on he
tram with a whole suit of blanke ts
on. Naw! I don't mean macklnaws.
I know Avhat mackinaws is well's you
do. This was blankets, real new, fine
ones, just like them John Beckfe lt
has in his store window marked ten
dollars apiece. An' they was cut up
into coat, pants, an' vest just like
real clothes. An' he had a 'chuke'
on his head, an' it was three differ
ent colors, an' he had moccasins all
over beads like a real boss big Injun,
an' red stockin's longer'n my mothers,
an' my father seen him git off he
triin, an' he says, my father does:
'Well, if that feller ain't got his legs
Stuffed he's got the slickest pair ever
I seen outside a leg show.'
"Say! What is a leg sho w, anyhow?
I asked my father, an' he chased me
out to fill he wood box. You don't
kno^\ I thought you newspaper
men knew everything. Well, I don't
neither.^ but fever one comes here I'm
a go m' jttstr to find out.
"This guy he had a dan dy pair of
skis, all painted up, an' slicker'n a
little red wagon, under hts arm, an'
,all the lumberjacks, an' boys in town
followed him to he hotel, an' big
Jack hollered out: 'Tell me what it
is an' you can have it,' but nobody
couldn't tell him. Well, that was Fri
day, that was he day you paper
fellers was gettin' your paper printed,
I guess, so that's why you didn't see
"But th at afternoon, soon's school
was out. me'n Billy hiked over to
the hotel to see if we couldn't see
him again, an' after we'd hung 'round
awhile, old. Wheaton come along with
his dnvin' team, an' loaded the
blanket man, an' a whole lot of truck
besides into the sled, an' lit out for
his house 'cross he river. W
sneaked on over after them, an' when
we got to he old fair grounds we
seen the team goin' down he wood
road that runs thru the old ground
where he gun club used to shoot,
an' we followed after.
"Old Wheaton didn't see us, or he'd
a chased us off, but when we got to
the old shootin' field, where there's
lots of deep snow, an' nobody to see,
we seen old Wheaton a tryin' to learn
the blanket man to walk on he skis.
Could he use 'em? Use nothin'!
stood on his head. rooted
into he snow like a mouse with a
wl after him. tied his legs
'round his neck. done every
thing a man could do with skisjfeept
walk on 'em, for more 'n a hour an'
all he ti me old Wheaton was a puff
in', an' a blowin', an' a cussin' him
self black in he face, an' he sweat
was a runnin' down his face like it
was August, an' he was a workin' in
he harvest field.
"An' me 'n Billy, we like to died to
keep from laughin,' but we knew
mighty well it wo.uldn't be healthy
for us to bust out so's old Wheaton
could hear us. can outrun a deer
when he gits agoin', and' he's got
longer wind'n moos e, an' besides he
don't care a snap whose boy you are
when he gits good 'an' mad. I know,
fer I've been up against him then,
an' he ain't a mi te behi nd my,father
th at way.
"But after while, old Wheaton
gits this blanket man learned a lit
tle, anyways he could walk some with
out fallin' over himself, so we heard
him tell him he'd take him down thru
a little paten of woods t'other side of
the old shootin' ground, an' maybe
Jack might scare up a rabbit. You
know Jack? That little white dog of
Wheaton' s. Looks like he couldn't
run much, but he can go like Dan
Patch when he's a mind to. Well,
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Jack had lots of fun while he blank
et man was fallin' about, a barkin', a
grabbin' at his chuke, an' his hair, an
so on, an' when they started for the
woods, Jack he went ahead, an' we
was mighty glad he did, for we wanted
to foller an' see what they'd do, an'
was afraid all he time he'd wind us,
an' give us away.
"Well, old Wheaton he took he
blanket man along the old road where
he could walk, an' put him at the
edge of he trees with a shotgun we
didn't know he had till we saw him
pick it up out of the snow, an' left
him there. W heard him tell him
him 'n Jack would try to drive some
rabbits onto him, an' then we waited
a lo ng ti me an' didn't hear nothin'.
Then we heard Jack acomin', lettin'
some awf ul yelps outer him like
something was after him, an' first
thing we knew here he come, lickity
split thru the woods with he biggest
old she wolf you ever seen right at
his heels, an' doin' her level best to
git near enough to nip him.
"Course if she had it'd a be en all
day with Jack, for she'd a cut him in
two with one snap of them awful big
teeth of hers, but she couldn't git
quite close 3 enough to reach him. Jack
saw the blanket man, an' made right
for him, A an' me'n Billy, we picked out
a good tree apiece an' waited to see
what they'd do.
"The blanket man he could shoot
all right, for he let he wolf git within
twenty feet of him, an' then he give
her bo th barrels right together. She
went over akickin', an' the n, 'stead of
re-loadin', he broke right up to her.
But just 'fore he got there he fell
over himself, an' one of his legs flew
round right into he old wolf's mouth.
She warn't quite dead, an' she took
one snap at him for luck, an' she took
the whole calf right off that leg's
slick's a whistle. Then Wheaton come
a runnin', an' we run up, an' Wheaton
up-ended the blanket man, an' we all
thought he'd bleed to death.
"Bleed nothin'! warn't only
scartched. That fine-shaped, big leg
of his was all cotton, er something
like it, an' th at was what the old wolf
bit out. give us a dollar api.ece to
say nothin', an' old Wheaton took him
home to stuff him up again, I suppose,
but we didn't see him again, tho we
tried to for three or four days."
C. C. Kelly.
JEFF WONT MEET NEGRO
DELANEY DENIES REPORT THAT
THE CHAMPION I S WIDDING O
FIGHT JACK JOHNSON.
Billy Delaney, manager of Jim
Jeffries, heavyweight champion of he
world, was in Chicago last nig ht on
his way east. was accompanied
by Eddie Hanlon, the featherweigh t,
who fought "Young Corbett" for the
championship of that class.
Delaney denied vigorous ly the e
port that Jeffries had decided to
Avithdraw his objection to meeting
colored fighters, and would consent to
"Y ou can put me on record as say
ing that Jeffries nev er made such a
statement," said Delaney. "I don't
know where he rumor originated,
unless it was started by some of John
son's friends, with a view to forcing
Jim into a match. If such is the case
they are merely wastingT"their time.
There's no use worrying Jeffries when
he h#s once made up his mind re
garding a matter. If he ever loses
his title it won't be to a negr o. W
have nothing against Johnson person
ally, but if he is looking for fight he
must se ek it among his own kind or
with white boxers who ho ld different
opinions on this subject from the
Young Corbett has signed articles
to meet Dave Sullivan at San Fran
the end of this month. Corbett
is also matched to meet Jimmy Britt
Mar ch 15. When Britt hea rd of Cor
bett's action he declared that the
Corbett-Britt match would not take
place.. Britt, however, has already
posted a $2,500 forfeit to meet Cor
bett, and he agreement does not pro
hibit Corbett meeting any other op
ponent before March 15.
Tom Sharkey and Jack Munroe have
been matched to fight six rounds in
Philadelphia, Saturday evening, Feb.
27. Bert Crowburst is managing the
affair and will act as referee. Shar
key has been in traini ng for some
time, and says he is in fine condition.
Munroe is being coached by Kid Mc
Coy, and is said to be a wonderfully
Time is money, hut you will get
your money's worth at the Lyceum
next Monday an& Tuesda y. Are you
Chicago^Detectives have taken the place of
strike bretkers employed by Wells, Fargo &
Co., who were intimidated by strikers.
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The great strides that medical
scien.ee has made in he last few yea rs
is due to he germ theory. When he
germ of a disease has been discovered,
he doctors have not been slow in
finding a drug to kill it. In a few
years, it will be rare to find a bald
headed man or woman. The falling
out of hair is due to a dandruff germ,
and now it has been discovered how
to kill this germ. The remedy used
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With two dates on the schedule filled. Nebraska
university is now negotiating for a football game
with Iowa. The chances are that it will take
Place Just one week after the Nebraska-Minne
sota game which is scheduled for Oct. 29. Illi
nois will meet Nebraska on Thanksgiving. Has--
kbU will get a game with the coinhuskejrs and^i!!
there may be a contest with Creiguton at Omaha^^l
and further than this nothing naoie is" certain. Jm
Charley Moth of Minneapolis will wrestle Kellv
of Ellswoitfi, Wis., at Ellsworth to-niffht It in.
a handicap match for $50 a side and Moth is to
throw Kelly four times in an hour and a half.
Plans are being made foi tho largest and
longest enduiauce automobile lun ever held in &-
the country, in connection with the endurance
run itself, it is also hoped to hold a series of
club runs, all to have St. Louis "o theii goal.
Captain Cross of the Yale varsity crew, who ?X
has charge of coaching the freshmen crew can
dldates, has completed his weeding-out piocess
and has retained among others William Ellsworth
Clow rnd William McCorniick Blair of Chicago
Robert Edward Pfeiffcr of Columbus. Walter
Bertram Wolf of Chicago and John Elbeit Shiik
of Tipton, Ind., and MacNeill Stringer of St.
Paul for the permanent squad.*
Cuitis G. Redden, the former captain and great
lineman of the Michigan football team, has signed
a contract to coach the Indiana medical school
candidates iu football this fall.
Redden is one of the ideal students of the
maize and blue, and knows a great deal more
than football, and knows the gridiron game just
as Coaon Yost would always wish a player to
That Redden -will have success in imparting
his information to the medics is not doubted.
The Interstate shooting tournament closed at
Omaha yesterday with a twenty-five live-bird
team race, in which were entered seven teams
of five men eachNebraska having three, Mis
souri two and Iowa and Kansas one each.
The Omaha team, No. 1, captained by W. E.
D. Townsend, won first money with a score of
111 out of a possible 125.
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WHO IS YOUR CANDIDATE?
Tom Jenkins failed to appeaL last night at tlie^ff
1. M. C. A. buildiug where he was billed tof
wrestle local men. Gene Cole wrestled ten mjn-^iS
utes to a draw with H. Felkev and Wilcock.' %Z
son and Farnham. two association men, cave a
shoit but lively bout.
Nation's Political Pot Begins to
The nation's big political pot for
1905 is already simmering and presi
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Olney, Cleveland, Parker, Hearst are
among the democratic possibilities.^"
Roosevelt and Hanna are mentioned
by republicansmostly Roosevelt at *M
that. The strenuous "Teddy" is a most
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