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Till ? OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY , DECEMBER 3 , I893-TWENTY PAGES. 19
IN THE LUCENBEEl MARSHES The Lawyer's Qecso and n Morning's Shoot From the Shore ; PENCIL PICTURE OF A LONELY SOLITUDE The KIIIK < > f the finlnii .lark Snlpr , Vellow. legi ntid Avocotfl Slin'n 1'licnturlnl llnl * Ilicliintloii * A. ( Inmo of High I'lro Under lllMluultloi ) . . EUHAl'S all duck I hunter ! ! , no matter how great their stock of vitality , en durance and enthu siasm , know what a Shardmatter It Is to quit a warm pile ot blankets at half past 3 on a Keen October morning , build a lire , got. breakfast sally forth In damp and frost for the morning flight. I' ' ; Uut all duck hunt- - - ' ' > " ' ' ' done It , > - fi 'WrAu' have nnd all duck hunters will continue to do It , ns did Stocky , the lawyer and 1 on the morn ing following our first day's big slmot. It was Iloth's turn to nlay Delmonlco and ho was tno first man uu. He crawls re luctantly from out his cosy lair with an ejaculation that sounds strangi-ly like " .leans I hut It's cold , " lights the luntoniR , pulta on his clolhes , sllll fraRi-ant of the marsh , then stands yawning and shivering : i moment. An alarmingly long pull at a hotllu labeled "Good for Canvasback" evi dently accelerates the How of blood , how ever , "and a flro Is quickly roarinif in the fthcct-lrou stove. IIo then breaks tlic ice In Iho big tin bucket , pours some of the chilly water Into a dripping pan and washes hoth face and hands with a single swipe. By this time iho lawyer's sympathy has been awakened mm with n muflled irrunt ho crawls out , hits the bottle n resounding whack , dresses and the two speedily pre pare breakfast. Hum nnd 'eggs , fried mush and coffee not bad to take , Is it ; "As you are going to do the shore act today , Sandy , I want lo lell you where I got my shooting yestetday , " exclaimed the law yer us bo stubbed a big , rlpo cge , wallowed it around In the ham gravy n second , then Hopped it over on his pinto. "I've got the dandiest kind of n blind down there and you want to follow the path but it goes right by tno landing , and we'll go down that "far together , nnd I can tell you exactly where It is. You won't have any dltllcnlt.v finding the spot , for I left enough empty shells there to build a bonfire. " "Wero you In the ricol" "Just in the edge. You follow the path clear down pretty near the point. Before tYou como to the rico you'll find a patch of tall grass , Just this side , and it was "there I did my work in the morning. After it got light , however , I found It too open , iho birds would see mo , so I moved Into iho rico ; and say , you ought to have seen mo paralyze Idem and old Spot bring 'em In 1 I say , Stocky , Hint dog of yours is all rlgnt. If it hadn't been for him I wouldn't have retrieved moro'n half my birds. As it was I only knocked down four that [ didn't got. They foil In the thick rushes right on Iho lake shore and Spot couldn'l make it. " "But ho Iried , didn't hoi" and Stocky helped himself to his fourth cup of coffoo. "Botcher your life ho did but I want to toll you "bout killing my goesc " "Geese ! " I remarked , "goose , yon mean ! " "Well , maybe .vou know what I mean bet tor than I do. I said gceso and that's what I meant I killed two of 'cm , but one got away. " "Same old fairy tale " "What's that ? But that is just like you. Grls , you talk as If you had a license to kill all the ducks and geese In South Pakota , and you'd ' make mo out , If you could , no big- gor'n your own conscience , and Stocky , " waving his fork aloft , ' 'If you find anything sniallcr'ii that you'll have to use a micro scope , that's all. " "But the geese , Willie , the geese you'll forgot Just how many you did pot down If you don't ' spit it out before It gets cold. " "To h 1 with the geese , Just keep blabbin1 .vours'elf. It doesn't affect mo or my credit. 1 lower above it all like sonio tall cliff " "Well , we're wasting time , Sim ; you and Stocky have got a big' contract on hand get ting 'cross the lake 'foro the fight begins. Lot's be oiT , " and I get up from the table and stepping to the front of the tent , push back the Hap and poke out my head. The stars are rapidly paling , and along the horizon to the cast a line of gray Is stoalinir. The closer sandhills look like misty humps hanging. In midair , while the distant lake yet remains hidden in the sombre twilight. In a remarkably short tlmo wo are ready , and with old Spot caracoling lu front and nround.us , we stalk forth like ghosts and at a good gait make for the lake. With n hearty "so long , " I leave Hoth and Slmoral ut the landing , and with Spot at heel con tinue on my way down the peninsula. I have no difllculty In reaching the lawyer's blind Or the spot where he first crouched in the tall yellow grass on the previous morn ing the little narrow coonpath leading me straight to It. The iiluco looked as If a deer had made his form there during the night , and 1 know that I am right by the empty tdiolls I find scattered about. Meantime the gray light in the cast has changed Into delicate amber and the feathery clouds at the zenith had Hushed with crimson and day was rapidly breaking. The bluiTs began to creep out bold and dis tinct from the massed mist and prairie and a streak of filmy vapor to crawl 'along the lake. The barren points came out more plainly and the twitter of the marsh spar row and black bird was ho.ird. The waters of the lake shortly show diffusing though still sober colors ; hero a slab of marble gray , tnero of polish green , whllo the streaky clouds nro blushing Into rose and one long diaphanous muss in the east glows Into ruby , then beams with gold. Sunrise again on Haccoon lake , with its wondrous and mystic bounties. The limpid waters are now gluncing with all the hues of a prism rod and orange , green , blue , purple and violet. Yellow lines run along the tops of the gently swaying cana uhd rico ; the east fairly gleams with its royal banners , and at last , through n vlata of tlio Bcntincl sandhills , striking the breath * ing earth Into gladdening llgiit , pours a Hood of golOer. balm , the luster of the rising sun. Suddenly Iho Incomparable melody of the mallard's whig-boat catches my hearing and turning to the right I see n bunch of the birds cutting the air southward bound , but out of gunshot. But inlno are not thu only ears that catch the bound ; old Spot lifts tils shapely head from out thu trruss and looks at ma us much ns to say , "Why dlun't you shooti" and a big tanned hawk rises with a flourish I rum ihn thick cana and sweeps ou around and down by me , HO close that I catch the ( Inch of his wild eyeball , I cover him and follow his graceful flight with my gun , but refrain from touch ing the trigger , for a glance across the hike levi'ulod the fact tluuBimcral and lleth had not yet biiccctulcd in "working the boat Into thu blind , otherwise my Lofovcr would surely have greeted Mr , lied Tail with a hearty bou Jour , The rushes finally swallow up the boat and my companions and I Improve our posi tion , determined to open up hostllltiisnt the very next opportunity , ] was kept walling but a brief spell. A rustla In the grass , ami 1 saw Spot lift hla curving cars , then the sharp < | uuek of un affrighted malhira greeted mo , and looking up I saw a pair which had been coming straight upon me , evidently , but we TO now turning back upon their course , having undoubtedly detected uiy couclmnt but Dcorly hidden form , To sling my gun ahead of them was instinct and tit the ilrst crack the hen went whirling into the rushes , and at the second u little puff of feathers floated dreamily to thu rear of the drake. It was quite n long shot and 1 was satisfied. 1 had killed oiiu bird and hit thu other , Ai the word Spot WUH up and off , crashing through the dry reeds like-some behemoth of the marsh. 1 hoard him us ho moved , gingerly iilxmt within the labyrinth , snufUmr hero and plunglug there until suddenly all sound ceased a momentthen I heard him roturniag , The next instant I caught a glimpse of lib liluo cuat , then saw head and shoulders umerctt from thu reedy thicket , and hold In ? the dead duck m Ills square jaws , ho walked slowly up to whore I crouched , erect , llko the proud commander of some great army. "Good boy , Sport I" I oxclalmod with fervor - vor , but ore I had time to bestow the well merited caress I saw approaching mo from over the hills down Hay creek n tremendous flock of birds. They were coming on swiftly Into the lake and I had no more than time to settle myself than they were over mo. They wcroconslderablyhlghcrthan | 1 had thought , but with both barrels 1 succeeded In cutting out a bird , nnd as it fell , with a thud and a bound , not ten feet from my stand , shnro In my exultation It was a big canvasback drake ! Snot had i.rouched as I raised my gun , but was now braced upon his stiff front legs , gazing Ilrst furtively up In my face , then wistfully toward tlie little break In the long grass where my prize lay. Uut I bade him down. That M.yal plum.iRO should bo sacred from the mouth of dog ; aye. evi-n , I wns fain to believe from the hand ot man. It was with peculiar emotions I gazed upon that peerless bird ns ho lay at my very feet almost , In all his delicate beauty , lay there amidst a tangle of Incey swamp grass and curling fcrzy ferns In that wild marsh land. There ho lay gasping and drawing down his cinnamon-hooded head spasmodically , until his relaxed body told that the last and final .strugglo was over ; there ho lay the kin ? of the skies , so lately cleaving the shimmering air in the glory of his strength and speed of ashen wing , his wariness and caution , at my very feet with a splotch of scarlet on his snowy breast. Beautiful to the last , his deep garnet eye upon me , Hashing In terror even through the mists of ilcatli. With what Httlo reference , I thousht. exists the greater part of tin Dolly's cre ations to man. Some things appear to bo miulo for his Use , hut what myriads of others , grand and beautiful , have no connec tion with him or his presence. The canvasback - back and gloss of fern nnd grass blade glisten alougsldo each other In the solltudo of the lonely slough. The graceful water fowl , iho decaying vegetation , waving still In curves of matchless beauty ; the crystal lake , the grandeur of the whole wild land scape , all nsk not the eye of man to ndimru them. Yet this lordly creature In his mighty egotism imagines the world mnduforhtm ex clusively , Instead of being but a single atom In thu countless expressions of the Creator , one of the Infinitesimal links In the Infinite series of creation. All , from the vasty heavens to the squirming ephemera , are but threads of the mantle-which tho.lnscrutablo Master wraps about Him for purposes ot Ills own. own."Down , Spot I" A bunch ot birds llko aerial racers arc ap- proachlug from oil toward Three Springs. In fact there arc birds in sight in almost every direction ; a mass of them are circling round and round over thu impassable rice Holds west of the lake , and largo and small flocks are flying aimlessly up and down the lake , across the far dud of the headland and over the glinting sand hills from up Hay creek's widening valley. Stocky and Sim have been steadily at work smco my first , shot , and the frequent crack , crack ot their pieces apprise mo that they are endeavor ing to emulate the achievements of mine and the water works man the day before. Spot obeys my sharp command and as his blue form drops among iho dead Hags and grass iho bunch of bints I had been watch ing swing up the arm of marsh to my loft , then como swiftly over the rice almost directly on me. .They are redheads. 1 bend low as ou they como. They have now reached the udgo of the grass patch , but In stead of coming straight on they- suddenly swerve and attempt to go up the lake. I pull my Lofevor a dozen feet in front of the slate-colored bunch and in quick succession let go both barrels. Three birds are checked , and amidst flying feathers , whirl over and over in frantic gyrations into the rice bed. The remainder of Hie flock go up into the air like a sleigh runner , aud then with another of these unaccountable convolu tions of which Anas Ferina is alone capable , swoop round with a rush of wing , and start right back over the same danger ous path. I utter softly the peculiar cack ling of the bird and down they dive over the swaying stalks as if determined to find out what had become of their ill-fated com panions. They were wasting no time in their investigations either , but no move was I. They came opposite my grassy hide again and I gave them another double dose of Waist-ode and chilled shot and as good luck would have It I dropped another brace. They did not linger m the vicinity after this second visitation , but , like so many ashen streaks , went off toward the lower lake , out across the valley ami over the hay Holds and low hills toward Newberry's. AVcro these dead birds , lying out therein the rice , the fruits of my moralizing the conscquencoof my emotional and sentimental musings over the dead canvasbaok. It must bo true. So , after all , there are no mellowing Influences , no mercy in a duels hunter's blind. All refinement of thought is mockery. Slaughter is ever the dominant attribute of the russet-coated ( monster crouching In grass or willows orrecdslot him ho on the shores of the dlstan ; Chesapeake , within ICoshkonong's rlccy domain , or the rushy , reedy borders of lonesome Lugenbcel. It required bul a quarter of an hour for Spot and 1 to round up Iho slain , and then , as the day had well advanced , I moved back among the protecting rico stalks. For an other hour I had tolerable peed shooting , and , as u prospector for advantageous blinds , I mentally voted my legal friend a success. At last the persecuted fowl became so wild aud wary , and flevrso high , that It was next to Impossible to make a kill , and then they disappeared incontinentally. Just as if ihcra never had been goose or duck In all that wild region. The frescoes of dawn had long since melted away , and the steady light of mature day rested over landscape nnd water. The rico and the caiie.do.dcd in thu languid sunshine ; the lake Itsplt looked drowsy , and the oppo site sand mils half dissolved in October's warm and dreamy hazo. Realizing that the morning's snoot was over I spolco to Spot a.ml forced my way through the mass of.rushes to a grassy pint on the lake's shore. Throwing myself In a recum bent position I resolved to enjoy the uhurm- inu surroundings- rest until I saw the boat leave the blind. As I have already said the birds had entirely ceased to move and I felt thai Stocky and Sim would soon bo pulling for camp. Spot curled himself up beside mo and ns I viewed the scone's repose I thought how beautiful , indeed , are these rare autumn days. It is then that nature stills hoc throb bing pulses , the" rushes wave .vlth more tranquil grace , the redwing blackbird chirps In softer tone , tho. water lapses Into calmur ripple. Poets , whoso hearts are filled with thoughts of the boautlful , delight 'to depict iho sweet autumn time and thu tbouuht apreads tranqullit.v over thu mind. What Images crowd thu fancy when gazing upon such a picture of lovely solitude. What serene - reno joys of thought ; what pure nud lofty sentiments are its offspring. It Is more than half lUo chase , that Is , to Iho sportsman whoso heart Is in the right place. The yellowlegs , creator and leaser , whlstlo solemnly as they Hy with measured stroke from this mucky shallow to that , and that feathered buffoon of American bird life , iho crow , busies himself with petulant cawings in his search for dead flsh , stray ducks , snails , or whatever else his omnivorous craw will accommodate , his insatiate appetite crave. The quack of mallard or widgeon floats up from iho inaccessible marsh ever and unon , and a muskrat breaks iho .smooth surface Into Httlo ripples as he swims with slow and undulating motion iiilong hi * aqueous runways among the lily-pads , whllo iho eagermid merry mos quito buzzes about my oars impertinently , occasionally lighting with a tingle on cheek or barn hand. The gnats. In swarms , hover over weed and water , and Iho sluggish elude of the mud hen Issues from her wallow In the mire , the Hushing dragon fly continually trends the water plums or darts in startling angles over iho shallows , Stretching away to iho north , thu west , the south , in dazzling whites and cool , breezy darks , quiet and solemn as If nothing hud over disturbed it.llos the lake , L < ook , a kingfisher leaves his sunny scat on yon jullin ? fragment of cottonwood and with a hearse shout , as If struggling with u bad case of the grip , caught In the damps of hU calling , darts so wsawlngly a way to some still moro favored haunt. A red tail luiwlc , over on baud about the Kaccoon , awoops up from his sentinel post in Iho en no and with harsh scrcum follows , Novr.hu comes baclnvrllh a circular swoop , balancing himself In mUuir a moment over some up- leaping bassorcreoplng mouse , then descends majestically , clutches a stout uano stalk aud n It sways up nnd down , clings grimly with his ycllow-pillurd feat. Stocky and the lawyer maniiesilng no dis position to quit the blind , I finally rise , call Spot uad start along the oozy sbora with the intention of trying my hand on Iho yellow- legs. I had not traversed moro than fifty yards and had just sighted n small drove ot big yellowlcKi wad lug lu the mossy shallows beyond the point of n slight bend In front , when I was startled by a shrill ' skoanPund from out of the spongy vegctablo debris at my feet flashed n jack , and , defiantly re peating his thrilling cry. ho darted away , his graceful shape glancing whlto and russet , first this way and then that , In the bright sunlight. 1 was quickly onto him. doaplto his aggravating arcil gymnastics , and at the report of my trim ho plunged headlong into the scft mud. Spot retrieved without command , nnd to my displeasure Hushed three moro birds before 1 was ready to shoot. The yollowlcgs , too and I ndliccd among thorn a oalr of snowy nroccts took wing at the shot , and swung round by mo and down the lako. They did not light , though , and I shortly heard their well known "tur wheetlol tur whectle ! " a peculiarly mournful whlstlo , soft and musical , which this dainty bird utters almost constantly when a-wltig. Spot and I charged where wo were , and lo my delight 1 saw that the avocols were still with the straggling birds , andthat they were going to plvo me an easy shot. This they did and I dropped both ot them , hardly , two yards apart , on the water. Spot tnado two trips through the sllmo nndmoss.layiug both birds at my feet In perfect rftylo. The avojot Is one of the grallatorlal fnni- ily , with a long bill turned up at the end like the sickle-billed curfqw. It also has very long wings and exhibits n general white color , the back and wings of iho male being a deep velvety black , whllo thoaoof the fo- inalo are of a brownish black. Placing these handsome specimens with the scolopax lu the pocket of my canvas coat , I proceeded ou down the shore and In less than an hour made a bag of nine yellowlegs - legs in addition. I had just reached the point In returning , opposite my morning's hide , when i saw Billy and the water works man pushing the scow around In the mud gathering their dead , and hastily loop ing my ducks together 1 slung them over my shoulder , and they made a load to pack , I warrant you I splashed on down the shore to the landing. Here I dumped my burden , stretched out OH my back ou the grass and awaited their arrival. . It was now nearly 11 o'clock and as warm and balmy ns any Juno day , and as I lay there waiting I found most agreeable occu pation lu watching the pictures in the sky. Light , Huffy clouds hud flecked Hie dome all morning aud u soft breeze having sprung up ihero wore wondrous doings above. The blue was of lhat. tender tint through which wo seem to penetrate to unbounded depths , and beneath it the autumn's breath wcavcd its graceful cloud paintings. There goes a pillared palace ; thorn conies u grove of palms , while off beyond a licet of queer craft bears up ; then a turreted castle , with Its ragged battlements , a caval cade of nondescript warriors , wrapped In llcecy mantle , whllo 'way olT thorn ou the northwestern horizon looms a superb Alpine peak I It was no light work , but by noou we had toted all our bids Into camp aud spread them out In the shade of the tent , nnd conjointly dished up the noonday meal. Of course my avoeots were much admired , and wo had an Interesting discussion as lo their proper classification , weight , etc. , but wo all agreed that they wore the handsomest waders that any of us up to date had fell in with. "Say , fellows , " sain the lawyer , who by the way is. ono of the moat successful fisher men Omaha can boast of , "I thought you said there were no fish In the Haccoon ? " "That has always been the understand ing , " I replied. "Auso Nowborry has lold me many a time that ho has never taken a flsh from these waters. " "Well , Anse is oft his nut , " emphatically continued Air. Bluckstono , as ho drew a match athwart the fundamental basis of his corduroys and lighted his odorous briarwood. ' There are plenty of flsh hero. Why , the lake is fairly working with them. Haven't you seen them breaking the surface In all directions all morning. No ? Well 1 have , and I've ' seen the flsh , too. Every deep hole in the moss out there is full of flsh , and I'll show you what they look like this evening , hay , how would u' mess of fried fish go , any way ? " "Immense , " responded Stocky and I in con cert. cert."Well "Well , we'll have it tonight , then. Wasn't it lucky I Insisted on bringing our rods ? I'll have some sport this afternoon you read about. You and Stocky , Mr. Sporting I-Td- itor , can go after the jacks ; I'll not. Fish , gentlemen , bass , croppie , or bullhead , it makes little difference to mo , but fish I am bound lo havo. What's the matter with n game of high live for an hour or so ? I'm ' nu'-ty tired , still I've ' got a handful of quar ters hero I don't want to carry any longer , so got down hero on the bed. Pull your li'gn over , Stocky. Unti 'em out under Iho tent if there isn't room hero. Heavens ! who said all the flies were dead ! What are they , any way ? They've got teeth like alligators. " And Slmerul flourished a tea towel about his head as if in a ne.s't of home s. True enough , the tent seemed absolutely alive with flies , the warm weather and savory orders of table had brought them out in hordes , Httlo slender black fellows , built somewhat on the plan of the common house fly , only iboy were a thousand fold moro per sistent and ns saucy as su many blue devils. "Deal Sandy , " resumed Sim , with u slap at his face. "What's trumps ( another slap ) , demnitioii on these Hies. I thought they had all gone south ( tnreshlng iho lea-towel wildly about ) let' mo oucu got the lead ihero put vonr live on , no monkeying and I'll win your stuff too easy. Didn't I tell you pull , pull , your cork's under play I mean. Stocky , play , we're only golug to stay hero three weeks you know. Whew , did you over see so many Hies. I say , Sandy , do they always trouble you thus ihusly up'hcroi Why , Iho air's full of 'em wish I had some dynamilo that would get 'em ( scraping his cheek with the jackof spades. Puiup putupyour- self , that's my quarter Ijustliiid ii there. Didn't I there , I Killed a pair of'em then " and the lawyer rolled a couple of the pests between his finger cuds "cut the cords heavens ! this is coming too thick. Look at 'em coming In that hole there ( jumping up and slashing the air frantically with the towel ) not alone , but In pairs , families , com panies , battalions , divisions , wholu armies , tubes , nations ! Lovely place this fora quiet game ! Whi/ ! swish I whiz ! Iho eood Ixn'd save mo let mo shufllo them cards. I'm ' no guy ( slap ) nor .sucker either. How do you stand it ( slap ) I toll you Micro's noth ing the mailer with ( ship ) with mo. Tin only crazy that's all , dull , mad , raving mad I hear them , I feel them , and Jehovah knows 1 BCO themyes ; , and by the gods , I tustu them there's iwo in my mouth , one. In each car uml deni mo , if ihero isn't one up my ioso ! Take the money I want to got out of this good day ! ' ' Arid as the law yer jumped up and dashed oul of iho tent wo found that ho had been sitting on throe aces and an aHsortini'iit of kings and queens : 1 tell you , that boy's a card shark ! SANIIY The Idol uf tlio Day. ' . The football player is not ploi3aut to look upon , says the Chicago Herald. Ho has not thu agreeable oulward seomliifrof the trained boxer , stripped to the vv.ilst , his nether limbs Incased In tights , his body gracefully pos''d for attack or defense. Ho suffer * by comparison with the baseball player , whoso tasteful uniform sets off his athletic figure. Ho Is at a dhudvamago even in competition with the humpbacked bicycle rider , who Is certainly not a thing of beauty. Ills whole appcurancu is against him , Ho looks like a bund I o of old clothes topped nit with u win dow mop. His countenance Is scarred and abraded , his expression stolid and forbid ding. Ills maneuvers , too , are of the earth earthy. Ho wallows in mint ; ho thrushes around with bis heels , Ho leaps into the air only to full , writhing' and twisting , upon other members of his tribe , also writhing and twisting , until the piled up mass looks llko a knot of gigantic angleworms. Yet tie is iho idol of thu hour , envied by the .young men , beloved ot the maidens , mightily ap proved of the elders. His bushy head is surrounded by a nimbus ; his walks abroad are triumphal processions. Wherefore ? What charm hath ho to steal away the hearts of men and stick them in the pocket of bis sweater ! llarinan U'wnU to Wrestle. OM.UU , Nov. ST.To the Sporting Editor of THE BEE ; I noticed an article In SUN- luv'ti BBK challenging any 10-year-old boy to wrestle Gnveo-Hoinan stylo. I am only 15 years old , but I will accommodate Mr. Curtis with a calch-as-catch-cau match for $25 u side , and eau bo found at Thirteenth and Douglas streets. Texas papers uoto the marriage , last week , in Henderson , of WillU Taylor and Anna Fitz. If anybody can improve Miss Fitz a Taylor should , DoWltt's Witch Hazel Salvo euros sores. DeWHt's Witch Hazel Salvo cures ulcers. CHAT WITH m BOXERS A Rominisceuco of Ono.of the Profesli Anent the Lightweight Champion. A FRESH GUST OF WHEEL WHISPERINGS A Photo of tlm Fonllmll. I'lnyer UoKsIp of the Diamond Christum * Shoot Amutiif * the ( Itiriner * nud tlio't'vml ' Weekly llonudup or Sport. .tack McAullffo , who holds the title of lightweight champion of the world , with out any strings attached , nnd who Is the peerof Tom Sawyers or any prliio lighter who over lived , passed thfouali the city last Thuwduy afternoon onroutc from New Vork to San Francisco. He telegraphed me from Creston , la. , that ho would pass through , but ns bad hick would have It I did not re- oelvo the mosiage until evening and so missed htm , Mac goes to the coast , I under stand , to engage In Iwok making , .t the winter races. Ho h to receive something llko $100 n day for his work and the use of his name. That ho has retired from the ring 1 do not credit. Champion pugilists , as a very general rule , do not retlro from the ring until some better man retires them , vide Sullivan. As much as 1 would regret to see this happen Jack , it Is In the cards , but Just when and whore they are going to dig up the gentleman to turn the trick yet remains an unfathomable mystery. .How- over , the Willlainsburgcr is a man of no small stocic of acumen , discreet aud clever , aud It may be that ho does Intend to got out of It in time. As to his alleged estrange ment from Charlie Mitchell that Is another matter 1 take but little stock in. Jack aud C harlto liiiva been hand in glove with each other over since the Britisher's second visit to this country. 'At New Orleans last spring they wens like brothers , and where yo11 found one you were sure to find the other. That McAuliiTo thinks that Jem Corbett is a better man -strictly in | pugllistics , mind you than the son of Albion , may bo all right enough. 1 think so mvsclf. No man. however , can rank Corbott above Mitchell lu any other par ticular. .Ho Is as far below him as a cess pool Is under the stars. .Too E. Clarke , the 130-pomulcr , who has been sojourning at Sioux City for the past three mouths endeavoring to get on a go with nny of the western toiuotcli > ( < rs in his class , culled up to sco mo yesterday. He was ou his way to New Orleans and stopped off here to sco whether there was anything In his line or traffic In sight. Finding a frost had settled over the Gate Uily ho con- tinned ou his way last night via St. Louis. In talking to Clarke , McAulIffc , the subject of the preceding paragraph , came up uml ho agreed with mo on the points of Mac's re tirement and his relations with Mitchell , but not on the point of Corbott's superiority over the latter. But going back to McAiiliffe , ho said : "I was behind the flrst mail whom Jack ever met in a contest in public nud that was with Booby Mace , an English fpathcrwoicht , who was my boxing mate at ? the time. That was In IbWl and Mace anxl j were mooting nil comers , with loaded1 gloves , in White's Athletic hall , on the .Bqwcry , Now York. McAtdiffo came in a sjiipoth-faccd , boyish- looking follow , probably 17 years of ago. He was given an opportunity to earn 23 cases to stay with young Ma'c'j ' ) for four rounds. He accepted and not drily stayed the four rounds , but knocked my' pard out in the second. What did we think of him ? Well , Barney McQuIrc , who \y"a'fe runtime a booxo joint across the street , happened to bo pres ent and witnessed the'summary way Jack had disposed of Bobby'Ho / then declared that Mac was a comlnb "champion and in proof of his opinion his , money has been ou him iu ovcry battle , ho has over made since. The ' 'fact Is that McQulro's opinion was echoed by every man hi the place * , and don't forget there were some pretty peed JUdgcs of the proper article among them. Mace , you see , had como over from England a short tinio before with old Tom Allen , and was heralded as a world beater at US pounds. At that time , too , McAuliffo couldn't have tipped the beam at inoro than that weight with his clothes ou. I've ' been true to Jack ever since , myself , and still think him the wonder of all the pugilists in active service today. About Coroctt , well I'll toll you briefly that I think Mitchell , should they fight on the square , can licit a ring full of him , but you mustn't imagine that I am disparaging the Califor- uian ouo whit , for my opinion of the Briton is so far above what I think of Corbotl lhat the above goes without further qualification. Clarke Is in the neighborhood of 80 years of age , stands flvo feet eight nnd weighs about 150 pounds walking around. Ho is evidently not only an old tinier , but the stiffcst kind of a man yet. Ho is constructed on the Fltzslmmons style of architecture , quick and powerful , and undoubtedly too good a man for any but the first-class. Pri vately , I think Clarke is not Clarao at all , but some eastern crackajack floating about incog. In last Sunday's Now Orleans Picayune Harry Mclnomy ( Datum ) says : Jim Corbott bus less friends in this city than any pugilist that bus ever visited it. And the ultimo for this Is lying ut his own door. When Corbott came here to fight John Li. Sullivan there were many gentle men who helpcti In making him comfortable. Club men vied with each other in quartering him and seeing to his every want. Several of them did kind turns for him purely out of friendship for your humble servant , A cer tain well Known citizen , whose family were away for the summer , ovou went so far as to give up his homo to the fighter for the sake of accommodating "me. " Now read this caiofully. That very same gentleman was not even tlmnked for his kindness , nor did Corbott or his party do as much as tell him goodby when he was going away. How is that for ' 'court , grammar ? " Do you won der that Champion Jim Is unpopular here when you read this kind or action I I reckon not. Several members of tun famous South ern Athlolluulub , too , do not think one-half ur much of tlio fighting champion us they did before they were well acquainted with the man who is "head of the pugilistic- hcup. " How fiiiiuy this all sounds when you take into consideration that the genial and brll- Hunt southern fistlo connoisseur reeled off column after column of what I regarded as fulsome flattery at tlio lime , on Corbett , whim the champion wa' In Now Orleans the few days preceding liw , triumph , over John Ij. Bantam wus hlglc.oskulorum | ( with the Crescent clnbmoii thcp , uml Is now , for all I know , ami what ho said went. Ho painted the big slobbering bully as an Adonis a bunk president , a railroad muguiito , or some suoh genus and wus snro ho was going to elevate prUo lighting to the realm of the gentler arts. 1 must add , too , in Justice to the Mohisscs City sporty Journalist , that ho was nlKO I'ocksuru of the outcome of the big mill that thu Big Fellow was to meet hlsWulodoo , Billy Pllimnor , thu Httlo English feather , and iho only man who over bested George Dixou , I sco bus proclaimed hh willingness to try the Hullgonlan on again , this time tea a finish at IU pounds , only stipulating that they shall weigh In at the ring side , This is all well enough , and I cannot HOC how O'Hourko and George can refuse to accept. But suppose they make a match ; will It bo for a staku or u pursof if iho latter , who is going to offer it , aud where can they light i Tommy Uyan Is industriously preparing for his coining 8-rouud contest with Danny Ncodhuin , Ho is training ut his own hotel In Bridgeport and is as confident ns man can bo thai ho will make the St. Paul man stop loiiq before the eighth round Is reached. If ho docn a twenty-room addition will bo built onto the "Duke and the Hoof" for the summer rush. r "Tho fact that the year is waning , " sings P. Jay , "and that thu date sot for their battle approaches docs not seem to disturb the equanimity o ( cither Mltchollor Corbott , and as yet wo have not hoard any rclmblu reports about- their training. On the con trary , these great exemplars of the pro tective science of "keopiug away" ore pre paring for a little light work ou the theatri cal stage. Both Jim and Charlie will exhibit their forms on local stages till * week , nnd It goes without the saying that they will stow away n fair number of the silver plaques < Untiiwl | by Undo Sam , It U a great thing to bo a fighter when you don't have to fight. You can air your grievances in the news papers , and then secure nn engagement as a star performer In a melodrama , orglvn exhi bitions ot your skill at punching a'u Inoffen sive ball which cannot retaliate when you hit hard. " The so-called Duval club , down at .lax , Fla. . have drawn tip a now set of articles for Mitch and .Tom to sign , and this time they think they think I day they think they think but they don't thluk at all that they are fireproof , that the law cannot possibly interfere. I t ns pray that this H true , and that the Jacksonville sports do think after all because wo must get Corbett and Mitchell together. They will soon bo old men. S\Ni r GHIS\\OM > . ' dinting I'miltry Show. The third annual exhibition of the Omaha Poultry Fanciers association no\V promises to eclipse either ot Its predecessors in num ber of exhibits and quality of birds shown. The association Is niiu-h stronger both fiimi- rtally and In membership than when It gave Its show last February , which was a , moat decided success. Much moro tlmo , too , has been given intending exhibitors to prepare for the coming show than hurctoforo , nnd the time ( December 11 to 10 , Inclusive , ) Is much moro favorable in many respects. A most competent Judge has been secured and all Hint remains now to make the show a success is favorable weather , which Is usu ally good nt this season of the year. The great special feature ot the coming show Is the giving to exhibitors nil of the net proceeds of same. This is done for the pur pose of exciting n greater Interest In the breeding of thoroughbred poultry , which is the prime object of the association , This will bo accomplished In croat measure by the additional efforts of exhibitors to sccuio a largo attendance of visitors and thus tiro- duce n greater amount to bo divided. Tlio division of the net proceeds will bo'In this wise : There will he as many shares o * same as there are 88 points or better birds exhib ited , each such bird entitling Its owner to n pro rata share of the profits. This scheme , of course , will leave the association no chance for profit from this source. The In ducement , however , is held out that mem bers nro entitled to make all entries free , whoieas from noinnembcrs an entry fee of It ) cents per bird is required , All reputable funciurs and breeders of thoroughbred poul try tire entitled to mctnbcrjhlp whether residents of Oinaha or not. Applications for membership should be received by the secre tary not later than Monday , December , in order to be acted upon before the duto of the show. The usual entry fee to exhibitions of this character Is from " "i lo fit ) ) cunts per bird , so that It will cost nonmnmbers but very Httlo money to compete for the honors and ; i division of the "spoils. " The honors spoken of ubovo consist of first , second nnd third premiums on singles , palm , twos and pens of each variety of do mesticated poultry. Score curds will also bo given on all qualified specimens. Inasmuch as it is Impossible to score pit games In the division of the "spoils" each qualillcd specimen will bo counted us an 88- point bird. Arraiuromcnts have boon matlo for the ex hibition of appliances used by poultry men , such as incubators In operation , brooders , bone mills , etc. A new feature in shows in this country , particularly In tne west , is that of uu auction of the best birds cacli day. This will bo in troduced heru for the first tlmo at the com ing show. These sales will probably occur in the evening of each day and , it is ex pected , will be popular from the start. Guessing contests on the weight ot some line birds are also promised , nearest gucsser to the exact weight of each luklng siime. Every visitor will bo entitled to one guess for ouch time ho or she pays the regulation price to see the show. Intending exhibitors may obtain entry blanks from W. F. Cadogan , secretary , or H. C. Bowden , superintendent , Omaha. L. P. Harris , Judge. of tlio XVIiuol. W. M. Barnum of the Tourists is conval escing after au illness of six weeks. * Ed Prouty and Jack Culley will bo two of the Tourists' brightest racing stars next season. The different division elections have in most cases passed off with the usual quiet ness and uneventful smoothness. The Omaha Wheel club gave ono of their cnjo.vublo "club smokers" last Wednesday evening. Music and the usual light refresh ments were the fealures. Harry Wheeler , the king of the profes sional bikers , has sailed for Europe , whore ho will add more leaves to his laurel wreath by looping off the heads of some of the Eu ropean riders. A special meeting wns hold of the Tourist wheelmen last Tuesday evening to act on the question of indulging in a football scrim mage Thanksgiving afternoon. No opposing "giants" could bo found and the matter wus dropped. Immediately after the Tourists' annual club banquet , which will occur this mouth , the club men will give their second annual social hop. A special committee will have charge of the affair and will endeavor to make it as grout a success us hist season. Billy Sclmell , n familiar figure ou the track for several years , and the holder of the " ' 2 records for the one-half , ouo mlle , two nnd live miles , will remove to Lincoln to go into business for himself. The Tourists regret to lose him , us ho bus carried their colors to many a hard-earned victory. The liigh live tournament at the Tourist wheelmen club house 13 over , thn last series of games bamg played off last Thursday evening. Henry Frcdorlckseti having made tlv beat average , was declared the winner. The complete score will bo published next week. Thu tournament has proven a success. The Pubst Brewing company of Milwaukee has published n valuable little book on League of American Wheelmen rules , which It mails gratis to all who will send their address. The book contains all the informa tion relative to racing moii , rules , race promoters - motors , prizes , how to conduct n race moot , etc. , lhat will bo of much interest to wheel men at large. The athletics nt thu Omaha Wheel dnb have caught thu football fever and are or ganizing an eleven which will master Iho mysterious art of making "punts" "drop kicks , " ' 'end ' pluys , " "high and low tackles , " "flying wedges , " "center masses , " "grid irons , " "open plays , " etc. It la staled by some of thu plnycrs that a ijamu will bo played with the Omaha guards soon. Unable to sccuro the house on lower Cali fornia street for club quarters the Tourist wheelmen are still on thu lookout for other quarters. Th" committee has about made arrangements to occupy a suite of pleasant rooms In the Crowdor block ou Sixteenth and Chicago , The suite will make the club very pleiisant quarters , being located on the second iloor , eusy of access , heated by steam and well supplied with -.vulur and light , U ho wheelmen were atrictly in It at thu concert and Dull of the Omaha /Ulior club , which wns held nt thu Germania hull. Tour ists , Omaha Wheel club and Turiiera were well represented , Among these noticed wore : F. Hiiuulger , Max Wedcles , ( leorgo Suncha , E. L. Potter nud Max Hclchenijcrg of the Tourists ; Len Livlsoy , A. U. Pcrrigo , Jack Conrad , E. K. Smith and Phil Wind- helm of thu Omaha Wheel club ; Hilly Bloedel , Herman Bcsoleu , Will Webber and Gus Do.vlo of the turners. The Bismarck Tribune says Nellie. Chris tian of Formun attempted to rldo n bieyclo and lead a cow to water thu other day , and before the affair was over it wus Itr possible to toll whether Nclllo wus leading the cow lo water , or whether the cow was loading Nolllo to water , or whether the bluyclo wus leading Nellie and the cow to water , or whether thowatorwas leading thu cow to Iho bicycle , or whether ihobloyelo was load ing the water to the cow , or whether the cow was leading the bieyclo to water , or whether Nellie was leading the bieyclo or thn cow or the water , liiuyolus and cows are not compatible. Oh , no ! The Wheel , With the tourist wheelmen at least the riding season of 1BU3 is a feature of the past and u memory only , With the first swirl of winter's snow * many of the clubmen fondly and vet reluctantly trundled their summer's mounts to the storeroom or tittle , carefully smeared iho enamel and bright nickel finish with vaseline and there loft their companion of many n long spin to Itself until thu bright smiles of an April sun may call them out uguiu for the riding season of 'VI. Thu club men uru proud of their milougo record of thu past season , which may bo favorably com pared with the record made in "U. Thn con test for the club medals has been friendly and spirited and the club membcis who have been hopelessly left behind by their moro active mates have watched with n great deal of Interest the outcome ot tlio soason's work Messrs. Hyncs , Sancha and Wnlkor hare , been so closely related In tlio vontcsl that a blanket could Imvo covered them at the finish. Each have missed but very fnw club runs and their face1 * worn always a promi nent feature of each spin taken by tlio club. Mlle after mlle has been reeled off through dust , heat , mud and rain. U U claimed that Mr. Walker had beaten his tunics out at the tape , as It were , though how trim this state- mi'iit is cannot bo ascertained until the offi cial rount Is made. IIIi solitary rldo through tlio snow , fog and mud of last Sunday will likely place him two miles to the better ot his rivals His friends nro so lonlldent that helms won however , that they nro rongriitulnthig him already. The club century this season was nn 'improvement over last i ear's ItXMntld scorch , Inasmuch na the club finished to gether , ovcry man who started winding nt the oliiu house wollwlthln Iho proscribed lime. As llu > season w\ued : evening runs were abandoned , The average attendance on club runs has been twelve , the largest number on nny run being thirty-eight. One noteworth fact Is the number of now men who have developed into first class road men. While reviewing the work of Iho road men the racing men must not bo forgotten. First among the latter Is the veteran , Hoi- ton , who has establishco a state record for the quarter mlle , and who holds the state championship for Iwo mlled , both perform ances occurring with the Tourist colors gleaming on his breast. "Hilly" Schnell comes in for a generous slice of the club's honors , ho lu.vlng established the state re cord for the single mlle during the season. Then follows In rapid succession the other speedy boys of the club who have curried the cherry diamond and bluck arrow to the front In many hot scorches : Proulx , Culloy , Bar- num. Fredrifksen , Potter * Snnchn , Borpluui Mulhall , Allen , Poguu , all good on track or road.The management and conducting of the club runs this season has fallen to a very great extent upon thu shoulders of Lieuten ant Sancha , who bus proved n conscientious and capable officer. Captain Potter could not have chosen a better lieutenant tliiin Ibis young gentleman has proven himself. The coming season will , no doubt , bo marked by many changes In the officers and 'riders , younger and newer riders tuklmr the places of the older nud more experienced men of past seasons , although the faces of the "old war horses" are quite often seen upon the pleasant club spins , aud It U hoped that they may always be among llio ilrsl lo sign the club register. The following table will show nt a glance the number of miles ridden during the season by mouths , also a com parison with past scusoua : i IS'Jil 1892 1H91 May J.OaS 1,3-14 1B1 ( ) Juno 1,5)98 ) 2,7:2 : ! ) 2,100 July .3,710 3.-JU7 'J.IIOO August 1,702 4.-13i : 1,870 September 3.SOO 0,3221,200 Oclobor U.73.I1,201 S.'JOO November 1,020 1,241 1,124 Total 17,300 23,030 10,110 The medal mileage is given in the follow ing table , which has been corrected over with the captain's lust reports. Tlio few runs in November have not been figured In this list , us the official figures have not been given us yet. This explains the difference in leaders' mileage. Colenel Burwoll will wear the ' ! K1 booby medal , having fairly won It with fourteen miles to his credit : Miles. John Hynes 058 UcorguSancha 920 K. 1' . Walker 920 Jinx Kulehonbenr 444 H. 1C. Smith ' . ! ! Ed I'roulx - . * 370 Ijou Kelchi'iiboi'ir 370 Ily Kroilrlrksun 334 W. lNetrclo 300 Charles I'eguu 297 E.L.l'ottor 278 Ixmls I'lCM'hur 252 W. A. K'liiR.sloy 234 1M > . Partner 100 W. W. Connoran 192 Kred Walter 190 W. H. Mulhall 180 WO. Lawyer 100 Charles Edwards 161 \V. M. Iturtmm 1-18 John Mlduon 134 .TooL. llls'-'lus 122 11. L. llcurd 114 W. 13. Curmlchaul 10U MuxWedulcs 104 E. T. Yatcs 102 J. ! ' . C'ulloy 100 PaulSlrinlui- 82 Krad L. Mooiiy ; . . . . : 72 A. Hunltiifur 72 M. .Johnson 80 Gus Lulpu 74 ltobrrt Allen 02 William Schncll 52 Grunt Miller 52 lien V. Walter 48 H. It. Wldtuhouso 44 L. 1C. Holton 44 A. K. Walton 42 A. C. Adams ' 30 11. II. Itner 30 M. C ) . Danon 30 W. F. Nllschu 20 Ifulph Hull 20 A. KliiKburg 20 A. K. llurwull 14 This shows that forty-six members ut- tended Iho season's club runs , while about thirty-one others did not. Tlirlr 1'li-nt Ou Thanksgiving uvo 'the "Wanderers" gave their first smoker at their hull In iho Continental blouk. This is a club which has JU3tT"bccn started , its only requisite to mem bership being Hint persons wishing to join must have nt ono time been British subjects. Its objects are purely social and benevolent , politics and religion not uclntr allowed to be discussed nt their meetings. Mr. Frank Hildltch is the "L. H. C. " and Mr. Walker WelU secretary. About rtfty inombois and friends were present , who enjoyed them selves thoroughly , as a musical program was put up which any similar organization In the west would find hard to bout. Among the ponUctnou who contributed mostly to the enjoyment of the evening were Mr. Samuel Morris of the London musio halls , Mr. Diffen of the Madison Square Dramatic company and Mr. Ernniit ilnrt. The entertainment resulted In a boom for the Wanderers. As soon as Its objects and alms were found out they received applications which will more than double their membership. A Do ut thu Hull JMnyiirn. "Homo Hun" Breckonridgo bus boon gob bled up by thu LoulsvIlluH for nuxt season. W. 1. Watkins , who managed the St. Louis Browns this year , goes to Sioux city for 1801. Milwaukee bus signed both Billy Cling- man and Carl MoVoy , either one of whom is not fast enough for thu Podunk louguu. Both Mobile and Kansas City are angling for Billy Kinsman. Either ono ought to catch him with almost unysort of ball. Jlmmlo Kyun , who was all but killed In a railroad wreck last season , bus sued the Chicago Ball club for 1 , r U ( ) . for back salary , Ho wusuut off the rolls after the accident. Ulchard K. Dwyer ( Dick ) Omaha's old first baseman , was married nt Portland , Ore. , November 25 , to Miss Leila Uwlght Wllmor , The eastern baseball scribes say that Omaha U "all broke up" because shu didn't gut- into the now Western league. Boys , you nro wrong. Omaha did not oven make application jor admission , She didn't want in. Shu Knows n good thing us well UH n pool uno us Hoon ill she claps her optics on it. Baseball funs , without distinction of party , will regret thu death of Undo Jerry Ituslc , who was ox-President Harrison's sec retary of agriculture , for the love ho boru baseball. Tlio dofeauud and ox-Secretary Foster were great lovurs of the national gainu ami regular attendants at the Wash ington games , ( lUsSchuieU , in nddltion to bolng n good follow and u good baseball man , is also something of a showman. Ho started oul iust full on a still hunt for buseb.ill freaks , and ho bus succeeded in outdoing the muse ums. Ho has n rare good collection , headed by that old campaigner , who bus worked the circuit from Mulno to California and Detroit to Now Orleans , Count Campuu , with his mustache , mid that other rare good ono , Pig Ward , who used to flirt with the black board In Cincinnati's I'igbt Held in his efforts to capture high files , Gus lus mudo it u point not to engage anyone that cannot bunt. The genial manager is now resting on his ours al his homo In Columbus , but he has hlo trap set In the Throe ICvoJ and Iho Blue Grass leagues for somu more baseball mon strosities. That's what Harvey Weldou su.vs. Cincinnati has gained new baseball honors this wr-uk , for Ban Johnson's election to the presidency of thu Western leuuuoestablishes the houdquurtors of that body in this city. The Western virtually adopted the league's constitution , Prcsldont-Secrotary-Treasuror Johnson has no easy task bo fore him. All thu clubs will submit to him u list of players they desire to sign and it is a sure shot that there will bo some men upon whoso services theio will he a multiplicity of .claims. la such a dilemma the prusiduut has been em powered to appoint two exports lo help him out in the distribution. The Western will doubtless afford berths to a good many players who claim the Queen Clly for their homo. Cincinnati , nou to Philadelphia , probably supplies moro talent to the big and Httlo clubs than any oilier city. Kvou thd league's requisition upon Cincinnati is n strong ono. Philadelphia claims Jack lloyloj Hoston , Henri ( lastrlght ; Cleveland , Buck Kwlng ; Now York. Shorty Fuller , and Pitts , burg , Jake Stonzol , thu champion slugger , nnd Denny Lyons , There Isn't n native CSn- olnnatlaii that wears the rod today , although Harry Vaughn comes near It very near It. He was found , when quite young , out In the woods nt Hurnl , O. . not so very ninny mile * away. Ken Mulford. MiivomcnM ol tlio Mmntrrt. By killing twenty-three out of t wcnty-ilvn live birds George IClclmnun has won the Chicago Gun club trophy for the fifth time , nnd It now becomes his personal properly. Billy Prlco of the Bluffs brought In an other batch of twenty-two do/cii quail last week. Ho thinks If the birds loft over ge\ through the winter all right that wo will Imvo the best shooting next fall known In this section of the country for years. Miss Annie Oakley , the celebrated lady shot , will next your slur In Lieutenant Peter Gibson's "Uoutfiiunt of Artillery , " written for her by that gentleman several years ago. Charlie Host the champion shot of Neltgh , was In iho city several days last week By the way , Charlie expects to move doWn lo Omaha shortly , and 1 warn Parmcleo to Riiard his laurels well. John Patrick and Fred Montmoroney boldly nnmumro that they are tlio only shooters hereabouts thai go on Iho sanui grounds wllh .lolin .1. llnrdln and kill more came than ho can. Here Is a chance fora little 5-cent hunt. Clark H. Mutton of Pnxton , Nolx , sent his friends , I lard in nnd Knowlps , three big Canada gceso for Thanksgiving. Ho re ports the birds about all gone , bill a fuw still linger along the birs. Ho killed live lust Sunday on their feeding grounds. .loo F. Boss of Druinniond , Wis. . and a fa mous boar nnd deer hunter , Is visiting friends hero. Ho says the deer have been slaughtered up his way this fall by the thousands. Humor has it that Mrs. Boss , nn employe In the Western Union offices , will go back with .loo. ,1. ,1. Shea of Council Bluffs says ho is gr ing 10 have ono of t.ho best pigeon shoqts at Council Bluffs Christmas day that has been huh ! out this way for yours. Ho ex tends n , hearty Invitation to all the Omaha shooters and promises them nil the snort tho.v- want , principally at. live birds. The National Sportsman's association has decided to change Its namu to thu National Game Bird and Fish Protective association. The following officers hnvo been elected : , President , M. H. Bortreo , Chicago ; Ilrst vk'o president , A. K uiko.v , Knlannzoo , Mich. ; second vice president , Joseph Hunter , \Vuah- lugton , D. C. ; secretary. K K. Pond , Mil waukee ; treasurer , T. P. Hicks , Chlcygo. Oiii-ntloiih nun AiiKivcrd. llASTiNiis , Noli. , Xov. 28. To Iho Sport Ins Kdltor nf Tin : lltu : : fan you ulvo me the ad dress of any perion In Omaha who breeds ( rout Dane dogs'I I want lo buy u irooil pup. I'luaso answer In next Sunday's lira- . 1' . Hpnigiio. Ans. Write W. J. Estes , manager of the Palace stables. OMAHA , Nov. 'JO. To the Sporting Keillor ot TIIK HKK : In glancing nvur the cycling 110121 of a ( 'iileatfo pap.r 1 sa\v mentioned : "Tlio Two-Wheeled Scooter of men track fiunn from Omaha was employed as cashier in thi > World's fair this summer. Can you toll mo who it. N , as I am a rider and icn'ow nearly all thu wheel men In the city , liuIIIK been a resident- hum for the past yi-nr and know no one answering to that nick numo. 1'loasu nnswor , If you know , in your Sunday's edition. Harry Gleason. Ans. Lily Williams. Column , Nob. , Nov. 27. To the Sporting Editor or Tlir. liii : : : I'luaso furnish inn with address whore 1 can procure ferrets and oblige : i reader of Tin : HKK. A. A. Hover. Ans. Trained ferrets. Wallace & Son , Lucas , O. , or Fred McGough , Richardson , I'OMi'.nov. In. , Nov. 28. To the Hjiortlns ; Kdl- tor of Tur. jlfti : : I'luaso answer in your Sunday Hi r.i : 1C l''rank of St. Ijiinls. formerly from thu Southern league , Is a. luft-hnmlod throwor.to. decide a hut. W. N. Chlldress. Ans. Don't know. AI.MANCB. Neh. , Nov. 25. To the Snoi'lln ? KdltorofTur. HKIJ : Kindly Inform mothrniuh your paHIr | : Old Spokimu beat I'roctor ICuott in the American Derby at any time ? ' ! / . Carper. Ans. Ho did not. Spokane won , ISS'.i. HT. I'AITI. , Minn. , Nov. 27. To the Sporting Kdltor of Tin : HKK : I'luaso decide 11 bi-t : Did Jaku ICllraln and , Iem Smith light over 100 rounds In their battle In Krnnco several voiir-t ngo ? H. l < . lloivclls. Ans. TUcy did , 100 rounds , a draw , dark ness. OMAHA , Dec. 1. To the Sporting Editor ot Tin : HIE : : 1'K-aso state in Sunday's HKI : when the professional six-day bieyclo racu In Now Vork biijtliii and who aru thu entrlos nnd obllso ? hovoral Ituuilurs. Ans. Christmas night. Ashingor , Head ing , Albert , Golden , Hoc , M''ixoll and Bro- mens. OMAHA , Nob. , Nov. 28. To tlio Punrllni : Kdl tor of Tin HKK I'lonso ' : : answer the following' nuusllon In Hunilay'.s HIK : : In a football gumn A'.s team has thu hall ami Is about two yards from H'.H Koal llnu f.n tliu sni'ond down , In thu no.\t pluy ono of A's loam carries ft over the line , initlost.lt to ono of ll's team , who -calls down , Inthat a touchdown for A's team or Is ft tiHufct v by It's team. Tlio hull WUH lost after It hud been curried over the lino. IIni- | Ing to sou : in answer to Mils < | iiestlon In Sun day's Ilii : : , I remain-Charles l.onls. Ans If the ball Is taken away from A before - fore ho says ' 'down" and B gels it and cults "dnwn" It is a safety touchdown for B , scoring A two points , 5,000 IS TBME BEST. RELIEVES PROMPTLY nd . , ' - CURES QUICKEST , jg ? X , AVO I D 3UDSTITUTION SURELY CURED. To TUB KDITOB rioaflii inform your read , ern that I Imvo n positive remedy for the above named dinease. ] ) y its timely use thousands of hopoloK" case ; ! Imvo been per. mauonlly cured. I shall bo glud to Bend two bottles of my remedy frco to any of your renders who have rontmmptiou if thny will Roiulmo their express and post oflieo nddrcsK. U' . A. Slociim , M. Oi , 1 Sa 1 > carl Kt. , Now York. JOHNSON'S MAGNETIC OIL ! Inttant Killer ol Pain. Internal and External. Curoa HIIIUIMATISM , NKUltAI * . O1A. I.iimu lliick. 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