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THE OMAHA DAILY BJ3Bf'SUNDAT : ' , JUNE 30 , 1805.
IllE LAST SPORTS OF JUNE * * J Omaha's Character as a Base Ball City , WHISPERINGS OF THE WHIRLING WHEEL L * i- ti IJreriy Clmli nltli I ) uriomon Sporty 1'rcparntlonn fur tlio Ulorlaui 1'ourlli llnso Dnll nuU llaclng Ortlurr , Bel Notwithstanding there Is no sport In tlio world , never has been and probably never will be , that Is ns popular and has as many f iV followers as the great national game , It Is reluctantly acknowledged thai Omaha Is not & - * n good base ball city. In fact she Is nol In il with many cities of halt her population , nnd even Lincoln and Sioux City are better towns In this regard , Tlio Idea ot a couple hundred people turning out dally to witness this most cnjoyablo nnd exhilarating sport In a city , . with nearly 200,000 Inhabitants Is almost In- .y credlblo. And still this Is the case hero. Even tha Pcorlas , who came hero last Tuesday heading the pennant rnce , were not j Sufficiently attractive to swell the usual week W attendance. They gave us two fine "games , ns fjst ball ns could bo seen any where , nnd It Is safe to say that two thou \ sand pair of eyes would be an extravagant es timate of those wlio witnessed the contests. While the greatest nnd most healthful sport ever originated , base ball Is likewise about the cleanest , and It Is these facts that com bine In making It so tremendously popular. The Omaha team , by careful attention , by Ju dicious lopping off here and adding there , nnd assiduous adherence to all the laws ot good management , Is now ono ot the best rounded teams In the association , and Is playing ns good , If not better ball , than any of the rest of them. That they deserve better support Is grantol on all hands. Managers Rowe and MoVlttlo have dovotcd their entire tlmo nnd fortune to this ball team ; they have catered unceasingly to the fans , have submitted to their whims , nnd listened to their advice , and still It doesn't seem to hava any effect. The Omaha fan's Idea of reciprocity Is certainly an amusing quantity. The gentlemen who have tholr money In the game here , nnd who conduct It as nny other business should be conducted , ar-e not magnates simply be cause they hoped It would bo an Investment for them , but nlso for their love of the great sport. This they haVe amply demonstrated this season , when they have gone on and plunged deeper and deeper Into expense , changing grounds , making Improvements and experimenting with players , In the face of the fact that the people will not turn out to see the games. It takes plucky managers to stand this sort of a thing for any very considerable length of time. As President Rowe remarked to the writer last evening , when the people must be called upon and Individually begged to come out and see the games , It Is high time for somebody to bo on the lookout. This Is truly a lamentable status ot things from a sporting standpoint , nnd It Is to be most earnestly hoped that a change will como , that from this on out the home games will at least rcoalve respectable patronage , and that the game will be elevated here to \ ( the standard that makes It a per fect craze In every metropolitan city In the country. How about Sun day games , the ever doubting and critical crank may ask ? But that Is easily an swered. The Sunday games constitute the one redejming feature of the sport In Omaha , and still they are nothing what they should be. Instead of crowds of from 1,500 to 1,800 , which signalize these occasions , there should be , speaking on a comparative basis with other cities of Omaha's size nnd Importance , four , five or six thou sand. Even with an attendance , of 2,500 nt Sunday games the local team could subsist > 8a. nnd exist , despite the paucity of receipts on T week clays. But the club that has to depend upon Its Sunday games tot profit , or existence rather , certainly rests upon a very doubtful and unstable foundation. The number of Sunday games allotted to each team Is small , not over a baker's dozen each , and they take tholr chances with Jupiter Pluvlus on these. tf It rains that Is so much clear loss. If It la threatening the crowd Is small , and so It goes , and the crank that claims that the Sun day games are sufficient to carry the team through the season and leave the managers with enough coal and ( lour and potatoes to last them through the winter Is presumptuous w Indeed. It Is all very nice and easy for the fellow wbogoes In on a pass to dele out his roasts on the management and players , because their every action Isn't In accordance with his Idiotic Ideas of what- proper nnd right. Ho can blnnkoty-blank the managers for ro. leasing this man or that , or for not securing i couple of good men from the Botons or Now Yorks ; ho can declare that the newspa per reporters dare not say a word because they are all bought up by the management but there Is ono thing ho cannot or will not do and that Is Invl.to a friend to go to the game with him , nnd pay his wny at the gate. I am not denying the fans the right to criticise- player or management. They make the game and are entitled to I their talk every time. But I do say that soreheads , pessimists and nincompoops have no rights 'anybody ne d respect. The gang who roasts the management , because It refuses to give up Its last dollar , and & plunge Into debt besides , when there is / nothing coming In at tho. gate , or nothing * In sight , Is the gang shot at hue. IU It wouldn't be a bad Idea to demonstrate today that Omaha Is not so base-ballically bad as she Is painted. The Jackionvllles will again . draw themselves up In battle's item array , and endeavor to show the Hutch ison family whcro they are wrong. A little Jollying from the cranks , our rights from 'Me empire. " and wo will show Buckerlno ind some of the other fellows that they have : ompany yet. Omaha ls not out of the hunt ret. by a long ways , and with the team In continued good condition , ought to climb sky ward pretty fast. The Peorlas convinced the enthusiasts In Omaha that they are a pretty gpod sort ol an all-round ball team. There Is perfect har mony In their ranks. Dugdal ? handles them competently , nnd they play good , straight clean ball. While- Individually mediocre , the Pcorlas are collectively strong. It Is really pleasing to note the succesi old G cor go McQlnnte Is making with the Indicator. The day was when George was there hero In the base ball world , and all hi ! friends are delighted to ECO that he Is emu lating his playing days In the umpire's posi tion. Inks , who succeeded Billy O'Brien at flrM Is fast catching on. So far he lias played the bag perfectly and bitted with the best ol them , and In time will probably demonstrate the wlsJom of the change. There Is no bettor fellow than Jolly Hilly O'Brien. Ho always was a popular ball player nnd a good one , and It Is to be re gretted that circumstances required his re- lease. Ho shouldn't be long out of a job ind probably will not be. Frank Donnelly left for his homo In Spring- laid. III. , last Wednesday. Donnelly b Ir lood share now nnJ as gentlemanly a. ba ] player as ever donned a uniform. Ho was ot out hero simply because Omaha's pitching 'orco was overstocked. Little Nattrcss would like to be In the time all the time , and there Is a host ol fans who would like to see htm there. Grasshopper Ulrlch has been handlcappet 'n the last halt dozen games by a very dell : ute little finger , and In consequence * of till ; ttu hag > ad to bo very guarded about hi : throwingU It has not been up to Tacks usual excellency the fans will know th < reason why. He Is one of the best men Ir the association and as game a player ai mr lived. Pete Lohman's work behind the bat prove ! that a catcher Is all the better for constant work. Pete's backstopplng Is ot the kltu ona would see In the National league. Russell Pace has no excusq.to offer for th < flies * he has muffed during tne p t week Ir - * " flald. flald.J . . v . J > * been released bjr Chicago Ani Is no-r n fixture with the Qu.ncy . nine. He will do bis best to piny winning ball. Qivlncy Herald. Or got It la the neck good and bard , you ought to have nddcd Mr. Herald. The St. Joe Herald says that the Omaha team Is composed ot habitual kickers. When they sec they can't wine a game they try to bulldoze the umpire. How sad. "Dad" Clark Is onjoylnff his second time on parth. Up In Omaha nnd Columbus Ihe fans have been afflicted with dumb ague ever Mnco the stories of Dad's good work li New York commenced to go the rounds , chirps Ken Mulford. Well , Ken. If you had ever gotten mixed up In "Dad's" wheels ns vre linvo out here , you'd go crazy , too. , * Manager Alberts has signed n new Infielder - fielder In John Illchtcr from Louisville , Ky. He Is said to be a dandy. St. Jeo Herald. Is thai nil Colonel Htchter Is ? Harry Gatcwood lias floated on down to Topcka nnd Is now one of the stars of the Kansas league , Buckerlno plopped the game yesterday to look for his favorite bat. Ho accused one of the Jax with swiping It , but It was found In tlie lemonade barrel. The Uockford Morning Star assorts that the Hockford players are the highest salaried men In the association. Now do you believe that ? The ttockford papers are roasting Barney Snydcr , their catcher. They don't know that ho stands second of all the backstops In the association. There Is no use walling over Billy O'Brien's departure. He's gone ; let him go , and get In the gamo. Charlie Frank , the outfielder , wilt not be here. Ho has been made manager of the Memphis , Tenn. , club of the Southern league. St. Joe Herald. There's n kind o' satisfaction When a feller's done his work. And ho hns a strong reaction That Inclines to mnke him Blilrk , And nt cv'nln' ho goes walkln , To tli' old tobacco store And be boars th' boys n-tnlkln' When they're wullln' for th' score. There's a lot o' speculation On th' way Its goln' to pnd First nssent nnd then negation Some condemn and some ilefond. Quito a few , with gestures llstlc , Show they're loynl to the core , Whllo the reit nro pessimistic When they're wnltln' for th' score. In life's course we go ungulded. And there's times , wo all must lenri * Whqn wo'll fnltrr , undecided Jest which way the thlmj will turn , And wo wonder , will disaster Moot us In the torrent's roar , Or will wo opposition master- When we're wnltln' for tb' score. The Hard of Hockford , whoever he Is. Louisville has signed Catcher Grant Brlggs , late ot Gloversvllle , N. Y. Cleveland cannot locate Eltoa Chamberlain. Ho appears to be a dead card. Billy Hart Is good for only one game In five days. So say the Plttsburg scribes. Matt Kllroy , he of the famous left wing , has besn released by Grand Rapids. Jack Luby , released by Louisville , has signed with Scranton , Pa. , so Plttsburg gets him not. "Pop" Galvln Is said to have so many faults that ho will be compelled to give up the Indicator. Tom Klnslow has asked for his release from Plttsburg , and It is probably that bis prayer will bo granted. Manager McCloskey of Louisville says that Outfielder Clarke Is not for sale. Washington Is said to have offered Pitchers Stockdale and Anderson for Billy Hamilton of the Phillies. Fred Pfeffer Is accused of having an In sane desire to return to Louisville. Fritz must bo anxious to get back Into the game. Phlladelphlans are sore on the Baltimores nnd say they are a gang ot hoodlums. Beckley leads Ihe Plltsburgs In batting. His average Is but little- over .300 at that. "Big Jake. " Is also on the top notch as a fielder. A free Jlght over a decision by the umpire resulted In many spectators being Injure 1 In the finish of a ball game at Masslllon on Monday. Captain Tebeau of the Clevslands Is able to hobble around on the grounds. It will be a week before he resumes his position on third for his team. Tom Brown's brother. Bill , died In Cali fornia about n week ago. Quick consumption carried him off. A Cincinnati fan was escorted off the grounds at Sportsman's park , St. Louis , on Sunday because ho was rooting for the Reds. Talk about German hospitality "Dad" Clarke lost his second game of the season In Boston on Saturday. He has a better record than either Mokln or Rusie. Chris Von dcr Aho wanted to "beat up" George Hogrlever because the latter guyed him on Sunday. Umpire Kcofe prevented him. In St. Louis they say thai Tim Keefo gives everylhlng to the Reds because he was for , merly Captain Swing's brother's partner. How. Tim has changed since ho came west ! Plill Ehret believes that the St. Louis club Is under a curse. Right , I'll Illy ; It Is cursed by a few weak players , who pull back the good material on the team. And there are others. Wlilnporinc" < > f tlio Wheel. Gel In Iho push nnd go lo Kearney. The committee on transportation reports the great est of success and the special train Is doubly Insured from Omaha Wheel club boys alone. The Omaha Wheel club extends a hearty nnd cordial Invitation to alt wheel clubs nnd unattached wheelmen of Omaha and vicinity to go on their special train for Kearney to attend the state championships , July 4 and 6. Let us hear from Fremont , Blair , Platls- mouth and all other towns near Omaha. Our train leaves the union depot Jul3 al 5:30 : p. in. Halt faro for the round trip on this train. It will cost you ono faro and a third on all other trains. It U rumored that the Tourist Wheelmen are going to surprise the natives and semi the largest delegation of wheelmen that over left this city to Kearney. Push it along , boys , It's a good thing. Over fifty of the Omaha Wheel club boys have ordered the special suits for Kearney , which consists of white duck trousers , blue and white striped blazer and white cap. A full representation of the "Googlers" will bo there nnd IL U regretted deeply thai Iho "chief Googler , " Dad Perrlgo , cannel be with them. However , Dad Mlttauer wll take his place and there Is no doubt bul wlmj he will fill this honored position to the queen's taste. Quito a number of the wives and lady friends of the Omaha Wheel club members will accompany them , and It Is hoped thai their number will Increase to such an extcnl before the 4th thai we will-havo lo put on , an extra car to accommodate them. All league members will bo furnished with badges , All unattached wheelmen who deslro to go on this special train will kindly notify tbo secretary , of the Omaha Wheel club. A $10 bill will more than cover actual ex penses. Nothing going on In Omaha for wheelmen. Send In your name. Boy..lost ! Who hit Swatlenberg ? Any In- formallon regarding the whereabouts of our old clubmate , "Piano Legs , " alias "Swatten- berg , " will be greatly appreciated. Last ac counts ot him report that he turned his wheel toward the setting sun last Monday morning. However , we have a faint sus picion that ho will arrive In Kearney before the special train , A more disappointed lot ot wheelmen than those who returned from Plattimoulh las Thursday evening was never heard of. The morning train carried about thirty racing men , trainers and frlenjs to Plattsmouth where there was to be a bicycle tournament In tho. afternoon. They were met al Iho depol by itfo Plattsmouth Wheel club ant escorted to * the Rlley hotel , where dinner was hastily eaten and preparations were rapIdly - Idly being made to repair to the race Irack when a flash ot lightning , followed by a pea ot thunder , made the wheel men's heart ! sink. In five minutes the rain was comtni down In fheets. the streets were transformer Into rivers and the only race that it wouli have been possible to have run then was a boat race. The Omaha contingent were a sorry looking lot. They had figured on bringing back all of the prizes offered , bu their hopes were now blasted , and during the rest ot the afternoon and until train time they were entertained at the new Plaits- mouth club rooms. It was Impossible * se cure more than two backs In the city , and consequently all In the party but the ladles wore compelled to walk to the depot through a drenching rain , and It Is needless to add hero that they were a. soaked lot when they arrived In Omaha. The races were ptxit- poned until July 11 , when a. few more races and still more prizes will bo added to the already large list. It was announced In these columns last Sunday that the Googlcrs would not go to Kearney on July 4. This was an error. The Googlers have reorganized nnJ with nearly twice the members , under the leader ship of the chief Googicrs , Mr. P. Von Wlndhelm , better known as "Paddlefoot , " and Mr. Ed Cox , or "Corkey , " ns he la called by his colleagues. They will go to Kearney "and show the people of the league meet city how to have a good time. They will all wear uniforms and the Googler club badges. So , Kearney , prepare for them. The result of the races nt Council Bluffs last Wednesday was somewhat of a surprise to Omaha wheelmen. Until then Fredrlckson had not.been showing up In very good form , but ho seemed to pick up and en that par ticular day did himself proud by winning two races , and also getting a state record. Edwood of the Columbia" team also showed up well for a novice , getting a first , second and third against such men as Gadkc , Mach , Fredrlckson , Hattenhauer and others , and he will certainly show some of Nebraska's so- called fast men his hind wheel at Kearney If ho retains his present speed , The man who rides a bicycle should be able to meet the worU with a smiling face , be cause he enjoys the most exhilarating exer cise , combined with the most pleasant pas time. The following Is a list ot the prizes and events nt Kearney , July 4 nnd 5 : FIRST DAY. First One-mile novlco ( value $58) ) : First , diamond ring , $33.20 ; second , not yet se lected , $20. Second Quarter-mile onpn. class A ( value $15) ) : First , gold watch , Elgin movement , donated by Grockcr. Finch & Co. , $30 ; second end , set of Palmer tires , donated , $15. Third Half-mllo open , clnsi A ( value $58) ) : First , gold watch , $3X ; second , diamond stud , Fourth Half-mile , boys under IR years ( value $15) ) : First , not yet selected , $10 ; second end , not yet selected , $5. Fifth Ome-mlle state championship ( value $15) ; no entrance fee : First , diamond medal , $15.Sixth Sixth Half-mile open , class 11 ( value $70) ) : ? lrst , Bold watch , Deuber case , Elcln move ment , donated by Daniels Bros , , $45 ; second , onyx stand , $23. Seventh Two-mllo handicap , clnss A value $ S5) ) : First , diamond ring , $30 ; second , diamond srnrfpln (8 ( diamonds ) , $35. Eighth Five-mile lap , class 11 ( value-$175) ) : first , hlRh grade wheel , $100 ; second , not yet selected , $50 ; third , reed rocker , $23. SECOND DAY. Ninth Quarter-mile open , class B ( value (75) ( : First , Wakeflcld rocker , $50 : second , Woodcock Head meerschaum pipe , by A. J. Sherrett , $23. Tenth Hulf-mllo state championship ( vnlue $15) ; no entrance fee : Fltat , diamond medal , $45. Eleventh One-mile open , clnss n ( value tG13) ) : First , upright piano , donated by Hayden - den Bros. , Omaha , $ ; second , diamond stud , $15. Twelfth Two-mile stale championship ( value $15) ) ; no entrance too : First , diamond medal , $15. Thirteenth Two-mllo open , class n ( value $140) ) : First , diamond , ring , $90 ; second , not selected. Fourteenth One-mile open , class A ( value $75 : First , diamond stud , J50 ; second , nl- lumlnum opera glasses , by Midway hotel , $25 , Fifteenth Two-mllo handicap , clnss IJ ( vnlue $173) ) : First , high grade wheel , do nated by Kearney Cycle Manufacturing company , $123 ; second , 10-gauge double-bar rel shotgun , by W. E. Jakway , $30. Sixteenth Klvo-mlle handicap , clnss A ( value 75) ) : First , silver tea set , donated by J. D. Hawthorne , $13 ; second , not yet se lected , $20 ; third , tony adjustable handle bars , donated , $10. A letler Just received from Morgan & Wright also contains an offer of a solid gold t > rick worth , when melted , $47.50 , for the fastest unpaced mile against time In class A on either day of the meet made on Morgan & Wr.ght Ures. This will bo n prize worth going for nnd will bring out the best mettle - tle In that class. The above prize llsl foots up nearly $2,000. and will exceed thai sum with Iho addlllor of Iho special prizes which are constantly coming In from supply houses. It will bo the greatest state meet ever held In the west nni Omaha will send a delegation thai will open the Kearncyltes' eyes when they see them. The world Is In debt to the bicycle , not only for th ? Increased heallh and produc ing capacity of many of her most usefu brain workers , but for the yearly Improving conditions of her arteries of traffic , the com mon roads. It has been rumored throughout the conn try thai Sludebaker , the great wngonmaker would next year put on the mnrket a bicycle which would retail at $30. Mr. Studebaker how-over , positively denies this in a letter over his own signature which he wrote to a friend In this city. He says that he has no Intention whatever of embarking In the bl cycle business. The tlmo hns come when Indies feel They're out of style without a wheel. At first It seems n little odd But now the wheel's quite a la mode. Slnco Mrs. Crank no longer meddles : We see their feet upon the peddles , And hear them sing the cycle song : "I come , I come , ye'vo called mo long. " As-out they go to take a whirl The matron and the blushing girl , For change of nlr and change of scene , From barren walls to fields of green. No longer tied to cab or car , They circulate both near and far , Kxcclllng quite In style and grace , Though not first In the human race. Physicians generally decide. To recommend the cycle ride. And every lady now should feel It quite the thlntf to own a wheel. So great now has become the fad , The boyn expect It from her dmJ. That with the hand of Fan. D. Slcklo There goes aa well a flne bicycle. C. F. Haynes , In L. A. W. Bulletin. The newly organized Columbia club took Its first run last Friday evening , which waste to Fort Omaha. After returning they baa a meeting nt their hendquarters nt which they adopted club colors , club emblems , etc. The gentlemen from Wayback and sur rounding country who sought advertising and fame by bidding fabulous amounts for the Corbett-Fltzslmmons fight have now turned their attention to doing the same thing for the Zimmerman-Johnson match. from Tourist's Note Hook. Ho ! for Kearney ! The club will have n large representation on the grounds. Many of the members have signified their Inten- tlon of riding to Una meet on their wheels with the meet club. Others will go on the train. However they go you will find them there. You will Join them , won't you ? The club was tendered an Informal re ception at the Fort last Wednesday evening by the Fort Omaha Cycle club. A band con cert , parade and a nice little lunch were thb features. The presence of the lady members on short club runs are making the llttlo spins quite popular. It-Is no trick nt all to get out fifty club members on a run. A glance at .he roll book shows that wo have among cur members citizens of the cities In the south , north , east and west , extending - tending over a vast territory. One In London , Ontario ; one In Stockholm , Sweden ; two In Chicago ; one in New Orleans ; one In Boston ; two In Now York : one In Pueblo , Colo. ; ono In Emerson , Iowa ; two In Minneapolis ; one In San Jcse , Cal. ; one In Des Molnes. town ; one In Newberg , N. J. ; and one In Sioux Falls , S. D. Pretty good for a llttlo one-horse club , eh ? D. J. O'Brien nnd R. T. Huntley. two very popular and prominent members of the club , will join with the Denver "push" as they go through to Asbury Park , N , J , , on the 3d. Hope Davy will capture one of those famous speelors and bring It back with him for a club mascot. The Tour.st race men seemed to be "In It" over at the baneflt races lasl Wednesday Elwood , Fredrlckson , Ehlers and Johnson al captured prizes. Fredrlckson , the pride o the club , smashed a stale record and mad a close fight for another. He's all right Jack Culley entered but was not In condl tlon and therefore un&ble to show 'em. One In shape Jack will lower that quarter. Four handsome bulletin boards occupy conspicuous places In many places now fo the benefit of the club members and thel friends who ride. The boards were placet In position lasl week and each week Ihe run called will be chalked upon them. Severa more of these boards will be finished up am distributed around among the several haunt of the wheelmen. The "Pump House , " Dax on's , Omaha Bicycle Co. , and Barnum's eac have one. As per my letter last week , herewith fine the rules governing the competition for th numerou * prliM hung up for the club mem bors during the riding Season of 1895. Com- )0tltlon commences With the flrrt run called n July and ends With t last run In Novem- er. Club members'wlri''do ' well to cul Ihls ul and preserve U for future reference. These rules were adopted' at the list mooting f the club : Class A , for mileage ; 1. No nlleage shall bo credited to any member who stands suspended o'x expelled upon the lub rolls. 2. All mllebge must bo made pen regularly called rUn.s. 3. All competl- ors must rldo ono way' with the club In or- er to receive credit on any run. 4. AH illcage musl bo maqo wfh ( n cycle ; no mile- go credlled on lram , , cars , wagons , rail way trains or any olhfr conveyance. 5. Ireaklng any of the club rend rules Is pun- shable with a flne .of from one to twenty- Ive miles from total , credit. Amount of flne eft to option of the captain , C. All club uns or tours will be measured by cyclometer meter and mileage credits given In accord ance. No credit given by card. 7. In cnso of a tie at end of season for any one plice ho question of priority will bo settled by omo fair means , to bo decided upon by Ihe > oard of officers. S. Members can only vln ono prize In this class. 9 , Members must register at the "pump house. " No redll will be given unless your name appears on the run register. 10. All membsr * of he club nre considered competitors unless hey signify to the proper authorities that hey wish their name to be withdrawn. Class J , nttendance. In order to win these prizes members must nllend ns many club runs as possible. The number of club runs attended will serve ns a basis for credit. Winners of mileage prizes are barred from this clnss and vice vorsn. Runs musl be made with the club and road rules to govern. Penalty for racturlng rules same ns In class A. This will be settled by board of officers. Records of the competition In those two classes will be kepti by the captain , drawn from the club register and published each month. The competition will In no way Interfere with he pleasures of club runs. Clnss C , ap plications. Members to win these prizes nust obtain as many new members1 as pos sible. Credit will bo given by such applied- ions as are accepted by the club only and .0 the name thai appears utign Ihe flrsl line of the recommendation clause of the appli cation blanks. The winner will bo declared at the first regular neotlng In November by the board of officers. 31ass D , hill climblngi 1. There shall bo five rials In this class , date and place lo bo ap pointed by the road officers. 2. Contestants shall have a flying start of fifty feet If they so deslro. 3. Starl shall bo made by plslol shol or some other means agreed upon by the contestants. 4. The first four men to finish will bo scored In order , first four points , second end three points , third two points , fourth one point. C. It a rider dismount or fall from ils mount before reaching the top of hill he s counted out of thai trial , but may enter any or all of the olhors. C. Hlilers having highest credit of points at end Ot last trial will bo de clared winners In order of credits. 7. Prcper officials for each trial shall bo appointed by the road officers. Class E. centuries : All centur'es must bo made under the rules of the Tourist Century club of Omaha and must start from the "Pump house. " When re quired , affidavits must bo furnished thai llmo and dlslanco arc correct. Class F , ladles : The same rules governing classes A and I ) will hold , the only difference being credits will only be given for mlleago made on ladles' runs. Class G , special : These prizes are ? lven ns special Inducements , the donors mak ing the rules. The pr' ' o for League of Amor- lean Wheelmen members making besl club mlleago can only bo won by a League of American Wheelmen member ot the club In good standing In cltjicr organlzilton. The rain caused a poslponomcnt of the Blair run-Mast Sunday. It will be called later In the season. A number of the members pedaled down to Krew's mills and spcnl Ihe day very pleasantly. ' Sarpy Mills to-lay1 with'1 ' some of Iho olher clubs ; ball gimo betwd'en'tho Ganymedcs and Tourist ? , lunch and a good time. Como on everybody. Vlth tlm Trotter * Hint 1'ncerfl. Billy Paxton's Nina Medium has gene wrong. Marve Beardslcy has a stable of trotters at RrVQaki Belle Vara , ' 2:08 : % , M all right so far this season and Is going good and strong. The race track at the state fair grounds will be one of the finest In the country. Moonstone , 2:09 : % , Is In good shape this season and la liable to make a 2:05 : record. Keen Cutter , the brown mare , by Rllej Medium , paced In 2:19 : In the 2:50 : class a Denver. Omaha horses at Rel Oak failed to startle the world , as cxpectoJ. Generally they go .ilmt out. Phoeto Wllkes Is In pool rac'rig form. Shi trotted a mlle In 2:12 : % at Dubuque In a winning race. Dandy Jlm'o trainer wants to start the gray ghost In the Ryland T.-Lord Clinton race at Detroit. Happy Union Is a 2-year-old colt by Union Medium. He Is in Dick Tildcn's stable. He can pace In standard time now. This season Shadeland Onward has two o his get to enter the 2:30 : list Plumstono (2) ( ) Riley Medium (2) ( ) , Red Wllkes (2) ( ) and Su perlor (1) ( ) . Athal Wllkes , another green one by Shade land Onward , paced to a record of 2:19'A : a Denver , Colo. There will be more to follow wo are told. GUI Curry Is a good mud horse ns well as nn every day pacer. At Fleetwood ho look Iho 2:10 : pace from Paul , Susie G , Rebus , Frei K and Whirligig. Flying Jib , 2:04 : , Is again broughl east fo the amusement of the people. It Is though hn will assume the same role as formerly "tho song and dance art. " Ethel A dldn'l come up lo her owner's ex pectatlon at Dubuque , but this was her firs race and Mr. Conley could not handle her very well on accounl of an Injured arm. Impetuous was very rank In her first rac at Dubuque and after four heats had been trolled she gel down lo business and look the next three and the race. She Is bred to stay At Peorla , III. , entries closed on Tuesday Juno 25 , In the twelve class events offered by the Lakevlew Driving park for Its fou days' meeting , July 2to G. The brown mare , Topsey , 2:28 : , by Roya Fearnaught , dam Dolly Smith , dam Phoebe Wllkes , 2.08V4. ran away at Brooklyn , N. Y. last week and In a collision with a bugg ; coming In the opposite direction was strucl by a shaft and was Instantly killed. Only the week previous Pierce Hicks of Brooklyn N. Y. , bought her for $825. Maud C Irolled the hcsl mile of the yea at Dubuque , la. , last Friday. The half In the third heat was In 1:04 : ; mlle In 2:10U. : Thl reduced her record five seconds. She Is by Blnderton , dam by Atlantic. Robbie P Is the horse thil chased her out. Ho was also second the next heat and drawn In the third heat , as ho was In poor condition. W. B. Griffin ot Albla ; la. , has purchase ) the great brood mare , Soprano , dam of C. F Clay. 2:18 : ; Eminence , 2:18 : : % ; Strathbrldge 2:24'/i : end Nannie Etlledoal , dam of Brown Silk , 2:2214 : , etc. This Is one of the grandcs brood mares living. 'She ' was bred by Colonc U. G. Stoner , Paris , Ky. , and was sold to and owned by S. Browne of the Kalamazoo stock farm until his1 death , and who refusec $5,000 for her. He valued her so highly tha he placed her at the hold of his entire Ils of brood mares , which position she rightly deserved. She U In Ihe greal brood mare list , as Is also her dam , Abbs9 ( dam o Solo , 2.20H ; Stelnway (3) ( ) , 2:25 : % , sire of W Wood , 2:07 : ; Cricket' . 2:10 : ; Free Coinage 2liy4. : etc. ) The Goodwin Bros. , New York , have Jus completed a volume on turf matters entltlei "How to Win or Lese Money on Small Capl tal. " Some of the subjects on which t touches nre "systems , " of beating the race. ) which are trealed at length , exposing th bad method of betting adopted by all tur speculators. In what manner they handles themselves by want of knowledge as to how to Invest their money , It also shows wha are the bpt methods to be uted In order t become successful , "Book , " bookmaklng' and how a "book" should be conducled nr Ihoroughly reviewed , showing Ihe amounl o capital required , how odds nre calculated "sheet keeping. " what constitutes the mak Ing of a "round book , " how to calculate per centagos. How to arrive at the prlco o horses for a place and a "show" ( or one , tw three ) . "Handicapping" Is likewise exhaus lively comtncntel upon , with minute detail ao to the methods required In order to become como thoroughly familiar with It. Th manner In which "mutual ! " are calculated Method adopted In the dlvblon of bets whe horses run dead heats , etc. In orJe to lend additional Interest to the work Ihe have Interspersed several amusing race trac slorlei , which bear upon the contenls am which have come under their personal ob servatton. THE WHIR OF THE WHEEL A Pnennmtio Oommottoii Stirred Up in Eastern Pulpit : . ONTEST OF HORSE AND WHEEL ycllng Costumes , Insurance nml n Va riety of Infuriniitlon nuil Ailrlce fur Devotees of the Htet'l Steoil. The bicycle Is ( ho nucleus of a widening mlplt controversy. Some of the brethren mVe begun a systematic attack on the wheel- rs , particularly women wheelers , and have nnjurod up visions of disaster nnd destruc- Ion , the Ilko of which was never dreiml o ( iy practical people. The number of pulpit ic.ijliiil.ns Is not as great as the commotion hey have started \\ould Indicate , and their varnlliR words seem to have accelerate * ] the uce of the machine Into popular favor. Sov- ral of the progressive preachers have rallied 0 the defense of the \vlieo1. Conspicuous In ho number Is Hov. John L. Scudder of Jersey City. Mr. Scucldcr la an enthusiastic wheel- nan himself , nnd about 100 bicycle riders istcnod last Sunday to what one of the r num- > cr had to say on the subject of great Inter est to all of them. The preacher declared hat the bicycle has become a universal and lormanent factor In our civilization , and tp Ho if Us great Influence In promoting tbo cause it good roads nnd solving the problem of city ransportatlon. Ho cordially approved of \omen's uio of the wheel , and of the revolu- Ion In women's dress which It Is bringing about. Tlio most Impoitant part of his cor- non was that relating to the effect of bl- cyc'lng upon the observance of Sunday. He rankly admitted that the wheel Is turning the first day of the week Into a day of rocroa- lon. "If this continues , " paid Mr. Scuddcr , 'the effect will bo to weaken the churches cf America and discourage religious worship. Of course , It Is useless for the clergy to deliver trades upon this subject and denounce wheel- ncn. If any reform Is achieved In this mater - : or It will start with the wheelmen them selves , and from a serious consideration on their part of the far-reaching effects of this growing practice. Their actions will deter mine whether or not In tholr judgment the church and the Sabbath day are valuiblo ad juncts of civilisation. " It Is net a question with the wheelmen , says the New York Tribune , whether the church and Sunday are valuable adjuncts ot civilization. H h a fact that for a large per centage of riders Sundayla the only day when Lhey can mount their \vheeU by daylight. If they could go to church nnd take their "run" also many would gladly do 33. To meet their demand the churches must provide storerooms Tor bicycles and open their doors to wheelmen wearing riding dress. Mr. Scudder Is right In saying that It Is useless to denounce and scold those who ride on Sunday , and In layIng - Ing emphasis on the Importance of a general Saturday half-holiday. Hut the churches un doubtedly have It In their power to give wheelmen an opportunity to attend their serv ices Incidentally , as It were ; and the preach ers need feel under no obligation to preach bicycle sermons or to search the scriptures for texts In which the word "wheel" occurs. WHEEL AGAINST HOUSE. Others besides military authorities will watch with Interest the proposed race be tween troop A of the Illinois cavalry nnd the bicycle corps of the First regiment , says the Chicago Post. It Is suggested that the troop nnd the bicy clo riders go overland to the annual encamp ment nt Springfield. The troopers reckon that they can make the march In four dayo. If that Is their lowest estimate they will be baJIy beaten. The "century" record for cycling Is about seven and one-half hours. 01 course the wheeling soldiers could not do that well , but they are all tried and skillful riders and , even encumbered by the accouterments - coutorments , they should bo nblo to ac complish 100 miles In fifteen hours. The distance to Springfield Is 1S5 miles as the crow ( lies. The roads are hard and dry It will bo soon at a glance that unless the troopers are concealing their real expecta tions or the wheelmen have been grcatlj undercstlmatoi the young fellows of the First regiment would have time to rest two or three days In Springfield nnd then ride out to meet their brothers In arms and escort cert them into town. In the mountains or through a country re cently visited by heavy rains the cavalry would have a possible advantage. But there Is hardly a chance that they can outstrip the fleet wheelmen over good , dry , leve roads. Still , the contest should not be dis couraged. It Is this sort of manly emula tion that makes an efficient military service \\o say : Go In and race , and may the besl servant wheel or horte win. INSURING WHEELS. The bicycle Is a popular but expensive luxury. The man who owns ono considers hlmwlf among the fortunate , and the man who doesn't own ono Is woefully cast down because he doesn't and , If ho has not harkenci well In the days of his youth to the teach ings regarding the wickedness of perronallj appropriating another's goods , he may be Inclined to soothe his spirits by riding away on another's wheel. In fact , this thing has been known to happen has happened fre quently of late , and the sufferer from the loss of the wheel has bad nothing to recompense him , and was esldom able to recover his property by overtaking- rogue. But now the owner of the bicycle Is to bo protects against theft or any accident to his wheel a a cost of 1(0 ( a year. The plan of carrying out this scheme Is as follows : Any owner of a bicycle , on rogls taring1 Its number with the Insurance com pany , having Us condition examined by one of the Inspectors , nnd paying the stlpulatet amount , gets a regular Insurance policy which Is good for one year , and Insures him against damage by accident or loss by theft At the same time ha receives a "repair card , " with his name and address , the num ber of his policy and the make and number o. hla wheel written on it. The Insurance company has a number of repair shops In various portions of the city In which the scheme Is operated , with an agent at each repair shop. In case a policy holder dam ages his wheel by accident ho takes It with his card to the nearest repair thop of the company and makes a statement to the ngen of the way In which the accident occurred The wheel Is then repaired for him free o chargeor In case of Irreparable damage an other wheel of equal value Is given. In case of losa by theft another wheel Is supplied the loser , or , at the option of the company , the cash value of the wheel \g \ paid. COSTUMES FOIl WOMEN. Town Topics makes these sensible remarks about cycling costumes for women : A woman riding a bicycle In knlckerbock ors stlU attracts the attention of citizens and Is the object of unconcealed ridicule from ruie observers. A few women thus attired are seen on the avenues , however and I must believe that very soon all female rldora will dress just about the same as men do. The woman's bicycle will not remain the man's wheel taking its place. And If the women are to ride at all I think that they will bo more comfortable and will look bet tor on the man's wheel and In trousers o the "golf" pattern. The suggestlvcness o that attire will vanish wholly just as soon as it becomes conventional and Is not re garded with curiosity and disrespect by th ribald and llcentloiu. Those things depom upon custom , end whereas It Is already con sldered sufficiently modest to display the leg as far as the knee , encased In legglns It will be regarded as proper to conceal th higher portion of the limb In trousers. There can bo no question that the women one see uptown looking the meet graceful , sccur and trim are the few that are mounted on men'a wheels. The low-hung woman * wheel , with the high handle bars and th heavy screen protectors to prevent the flap ping skirts from becoming tangled In th chain , Is not a. desirable machine and canno survive. I should nJvUo all well shape < young women that are preparing to lean bicycling to learn In men's fashion and t wear the most practicable and modeat gar that the circumstances will permit. I advls this In tbo conviction that In a short tlm the woman's wheel will pass out of ex Istencj and Ihoso now riding It will have t learn over again and hang their skirts I the clothes press. THE REAL A. P. A. The New York Sun aiserts that the Initial A. P. A. stand lor American Pedal as Delation , and thus discourses on the ills , ovcry ; The blko Is n great device , nnd wo hear t Its doings dally. If the thing Is to rcduco ellglous rancor , anil glva women their rights , nd help us to get good roads everywhere , nd furnish employment tor 22,000 pcoplu In taking and telling It , and cheapen traveling , nd squelch the gum-chewing mania , ami elp Uio poor to gal homos In the country , ml turn the weaklings Into athletes , and ellevu the sorrows of the o'erburdencd liorj" , nd console tbo mind of the New Woman , nd promotj the genets ! health of the com- lunlty , nnd raise the moral standard , nnd dvanee the causn of feminine dross reform y abolishing the "slavery of the skirt , " nml nllvcn the soul of humanity nt large , wo hall have a number ot reasons for agreeing vlth llcv. Dr. Harrison ( IlaptUt ) , that man ; an raise from earth to he.iven upon the itcycle , which , as ho said In Mi sermon ot ast Sunday , Is "the clcnncst and sweetest ot lunun sports. " Caution , wheelers ! Don't bs reckless , 'hlnk ot those of your brethren nnd sisters vho HP on the narrow cots In the hospital , vlth splints binding their bones , court plaster ver the abraded spots , nnd nn arnica bottle vlthln reach. VIRTUES OF Till : TlllE. Euch day adds some now virtues to the eng list of those nlrendy credited to the ncumnllc. The latest of these Is that the vhecls of n bicycle being encircled by n band f India rubber nnd dry air which Is a pcr- ect Insulator the rider Is completely Insu- atod from the earth , nnd , consequently. Is mpcrvlous to the attacks ot the electric uld. Thus day by day It becomes more and lore a fact that llfo without n pneumatic tire s neither safe nor worth having. Any ono vho suffers from nervousness during n thun- er shower has now only to go Into n barn r the cellar and sit himself upon the saddle f n pueumat c tired bicycle to bo perfectly afo from lightning stroke. As the chances f a man on n bicycle being struck by light- ilng have been carefully calculated to be no In a billion , there will , of course , bo some icsslmlsts who will deny that this newly dls- .ovcred virtue of the pnmeuatlo as n light ning Insulator amounts to very much any- vny. AMEHICAN MAKE SUPEUIOU. A few years ago the man with nn Imported bicycle felt a llltlo bit superior to any ple- jelnn rider of nn American-made wheel. The dea , however , was not long In disappearing , and we soon learned the best bicycles In the world were made In America. Wo have not only learned that ourselves , but the foreign ers too are now learning It. There nro sev eral bicycle manufacturers In Ch.caco who lave started what looks like the nucleus of a considerable demand for their bicycles In foreign markets. Ono firm In the last few- weeks shipped n large number of wheels to France. The American wheel surpasses in Ightness and strength anything that Is made on the other side , and the riders there seem o be finding that out. THINGS CYCLISTS SHOULD KNOW. If you want to avoid the dromedary position when riding see that about twelve Inches of space exists between the paak of the saddle and the center of the lundlo-bar. If your riding develops knocacho elevate the saddle. When the reach In too short the rider sacrifices comfort and appearance teaches aches and Increased labor. These who suffer from tender feet will find a rock salt foot bath of great benefit In tough ening these members , so that no discomfort will bo experienced , oven when the longest rides nre taken on hot days. In days gone by women when riding with their hurfjands or sweethearts sat upon * a pillion behind them. Cycling , more pollto and more modern , gives women the first scat on a Soaking a lamp wick In vlnogar nnd drying It thoroughly before using will prevent a lamp trom smoking. Beware of an attempt to gain lightness In your mount by riding a featherweight saddle. Discomfort more often than pleasure Is the price paid for the few ounces thus saved. The back wheel hub needs the most oiling of any part of a machine. Five thousand miles Is the distance claimed for the lire on the rear wheel to travel before It begins to show signs of wear. The ono on the front wheel should bo good tor nearly 7,000 miles. To bo comfortable and harmless a siddlo should bo perfectly straight ; to ll'.t It forward throws too much weight on the bands and armc , while a backward slant Is often even more Injurious to the rider. DON'TS FOIl DIKE UIDEUS. Don't "coast" without a brake. Don't ride your s's er's "bike. " Don't swear by your cyclometer. Don't take up the whole read In your efforts to guard your "bloomers" from co'llslon. Don't ride up hill at an angle of 45 degrees You will feel better If you walk up. Don't wear golf stockings un a long journey , unlew you are seeking martyrdom. Don't ride In the middle of the road , or you will catch trouble "a-comlng and a-golng. " Don't try to ralso your hat to the passing 'bloomer" until you become an - expert In guiding your wheel. Don't buy a bicycle with down-curve han dies. It Is Impossible to sit erect and hold that kind of a handle. Don't go on a bicycle wearing a tall coal unless you enjoy making a ridiculous show of yourself. Don't travel without a jacket or loose wrap to bo worn while resting. A summer cold Is a stubborn thing. Don't forget that your tires are but rubber and that rubber Is not an Irresistible force , not oven a good macadam crusher. Don't attempt "centuries" until you fee : fully competent ot the task. Wheeling to excess Is dangerous to people with heart troubles. Don't think for ti moment that 'tho pedes trian or the driver of a carriage has no rights. They have as many as you have , no more , no less. Don't Blng "Daisy Hell" to your fair part ner wl.cn your Irtsntl ns are ser.im. Breach of promise suits have been Instituted on slighter grounds. SHOUT SI'UIITS. "Evolution In bicycle saddle construction , ' said n New York cycle manufacturer , "has developed from the unwieldy , cumbersome , celled spring article weighing from five to ten pounds of a few searons ago p. neat pattern of saddle , devoid of springs , weigh ing less thim a pound , which , with the Im proved methods of using a wheel now In vogue , riding as much on the pedals as .on the seat. Is much more comfortable than the older styles. The surplus energy of the cyclist of today Is therefore not devoted to canylng about a number of pounds of sur plus steel which Is of no earthly use to him or her except as old Iron. " The knickerbockers of the cyclists. no longer attract attention or exclto ridicule and there are those who believe that the tlmo Is not far distant when man will go back to the knee breeches of our forefathers , blcy cling having the result ot developing the muscles ot the leg to such an extent as to do away with thoco spindle shanks which we-ro the main cause ot the adoption ot long trousers. Mies Kate Field Is ono ot the latest wheo enthusiast. ; , and likes the wheel Immensely Mist Field believes In bloomers. Her cycle costume Is of blue , and with this the wears a jaunty and becoming sailor hat. She re gaids the cycle as a splendid time saver healthful , and , above all , quite the corrcc locomotion for up-to-date peoplo. Our Oriental friends have taken up the modern craze , and Mr. Sze of the Chinese legation In Washington Is a decidedly pic turetque aud conspicuous figure whirling about the streets ot the national capital In hi gorgeous attire , and propelling the whee with Chlneto slippers. What the bicycle Is bringing the world to has bwn starting/ ! Illustrated In the little Vermont town of Vandam. where the pedes trlans , who are In so hoples a minority are obliged to , carry whistle * and blow ilg luls of warning on all perilous crossings The Vandamen who do not ride the stee steeds are paying pretty dearly for tholr whittles , and undoubtedly pronounce the name of their village nowadays with an extra emphasis on the last syllable. A mammoth bicycle and riding academy I to bs built in New York City at a cos of 1100,000 , exclusive of the elte. There wll be three blcycls rings , the largeit of whlcl will be on the roof , aud be larger than th Madison Square garden ring , It will sklr the four-foot pirapet , nnd enclose an area which has a seating capacity ot 1,000. A zealous Denver policeman arrested a blcyclene who ventured out after dark else In her brother's suit. Lillian HussII , the noted prlma donna , I taking lessons on the wheel In New York and her costume has created a sensation At her fifth she had on a bright pink cotton walit. which an admirer tald melted Into he complexion ; a perfectly plain white sallo hat , tan tho'a and low leggings reaching t the knees. Her dressmaker either made mlitake and cut the skirt shorter bchlnt than before , or pise U was the wearer's habit ot standing erect and well forward on the mils of her feet that made It kick up In the .ick , but kick up It did In the most pert nil coquettish manner. Nothing could bo more cowardly or dos- ilciblo than for it wheelman or a driver o run down a. man , woman or child , and hen ride or drive nway without Mopping to vert Investigate the damage done. Several .1503 of this kind have occurred lately , nml hey reflect discredit on bicyclists n n body. A rider who acts In this cowardly manner escrves to be hunted down nnd ptintihcil. Mr. Tom Winder , who Is trying to ride his ilcycle around the United States , Is no\r lumping through the state ot Washington , la is to maUc the circuit In 300 diys , keep- ng as near as possible to the co.m , or Inter- atlonal boundary lines. Ho left Nc. Orleans' ' larcli 14 , and Is duo In that city Ju.iuary G next. Off for ilin .Mimntntni" . This evening the foot ball tram of tha University club of Omaha Marts on Us west ern tour to Buttc City , Mont. , whcro they play n game with Hutto boys on the Fourtti of July. The Oninhn team Is composed of the en mo men that wont to Hutte Thanksgiving day .under the colors of the Young Men's Christian association and defeated the Butte team 4C to 4. Hutto hns strengthened Its team very ma terially slnco the visit of the Omaha team , defeating Salt Lake City 6J lo 0 Decoration day nnd winning from nil the other teams In thai section this spring and they hope to square themselves for tholr Waterloo last Thanksgiving. The Omaha team , under the management of Mr. C. L. Thomas , Is compoiol of the best foot ball players In these diggings , and while. It hns been too hoi to practice much In Omaha this spring , they have trained bard nnd will try to sustain the enviable ropula- * lion which they hold In the mountains. The Butle managomonl hns been to great expense for this game , as they had lo pay ul $1,000 for lmpro > cmcnls on their grounds nd , $1,200 for the expense * ot the Omaha oafii. The popularity of the coming game Is emonstrated when U Is mndo known that ho State Bicycle tournamcnl , which U to be icld In Butte on thai day , has. been forced o Ihrow open Ils gates and nlvortlso a show ree to all nml tbcn U Is doubtful It they will ave anyone al Ihe rncos , bcctuso every one s going to the foot bnll game. The following men will leave In tholr prl ate car from the Burlington depot at 4:33 : I'clock this evening : Gordon Clnrke , Otis Whlpplo , Hnrry Oury , Vllllam Wilson , Lawrence Lee , Harry Fuller , Vorton Ayrei Clinton Spooner , William 1ardner. Frank Lohnier , Billy Hnywnrd , 'oni ' Korl , Robert Wllsfy , Tom Pnrmelco nnd 'harlea ' Thomas. Tlio SullrlimvirN Ilimil llnro Toilny. The bicycle road rnce , starting from Twentieth and Curnlng streets nt 11:30 : n. in. oday to picnic grounds nt Coffin an promises o bo well attended. The meet nt Kearney on the Fourth of July will take many of the nero experienced wheelmen out of town , and or thli reason many of them will not cnro to enter the rnce to the Switchmen's plcnlo odny. There Is n great advantage In this to ho younger nnd less experienced riders nnd t Is expected they will turn out In forco. Ten prizes which have been on exhibition n Ilaydou Brothers' Sixteenth street win- lows for the past two weeks , will be glvon to ho winners. Tickets , necessary to enter the race are only $1 , nnd those who have not availed themselves of the opportunity to pro cure them heretofore can do so nt the stari ng point from members of the Switchmen's inlon , several of whom will be nt the place. All ninnteur wheelmen may enter. Tnko your wheel and go up. There nro a number of games nnd amusements provided for at the ; rounds and those who are not prlzo-wlnncrs n the road race will yet feel that their nonoy has been well spent. The A. 0. U. W. band will bo In attendance and a roy al gogd tlmo Is In store for all , Qiienlum unit Atuwcra. OMAHA , Juno 22. ffo the Sporting Editor of The Bee : Will you kindly Inform me f possible through your paper next SunJay what Is the fastest mlle or half mlle run on .ha Omaha race track and what horse won the race ? J. G. Pollock. Ans. Have no records. BLUE HILL , Neb. , Juno 21. To the Spurt- ng Editor of The Bee : Can you tell mo what has become of "Doc" Knight , the 100- yard runner of Lawrence , Neb , ; also kindly ? lvo mo his time. What Is the best record 'or 100 yards , both amateur and professional , and by whom ore they held ? Kindly an swer In The Sunday Bee and thereby greatly oblige Hred Pclz. Ans. (1) ( ) No. (2) ( ) Professional , 9:4-5 : ; II. M. Johnson , Harry Bethunn , John Owen nnd Crum , the Iowa college athlete. Amateur , 10 seconds , E , L. Lucas. WYMOUE , Nob. , Juno 24. To the Sport- ng Editor of The Bee ; Plcaso answer In lext Sunday's Bee : There Is a man on : lilrd and second bases ; the batter hits the jail , which Is not caught , but In throwing [ o first base the ball wiw fumbled by first jasomnn ; the runner attempts to make rocond Liaso and Is put out. Before the batter U put out the men on third nnd second Im.'cj cross the homo plate. Should their runs [ )0 counted ? A Render. Ans. Yes. WAHOO , Juno 25. To the Sporting Editor ot The Bee : Will you kindly state In your question nnd answer column where there Is a good place to fish and to camp within a radius of fifty miles of Wahoo , Neb. , and oblige ? William PIcltelt. Ans. At almost any point on the Elkhorn river. OMAHA , Juno 26. To the Sporting Edllor of The Bee : Will you please answer the following In next Sunday's Issue ot The Beel A squirrel Is on the opposite side of a .tree from a huntor. Hunter goes around the tree , squirrel goes also , just as fast as the hunter and In the same direction , keeping directly opposite each other. Does the man go around the squirrel ? A Subscriber. Ans. This Is the llrst conundrum Adam put to Eve. He goes 'round the squirrel , POHTLAND , Ore. , June 21. To the Sporting Editor of The Bee : Will you kindly Inform me whether there was a player by the name of Gus Gadke who ever played professional ball In Omaha or around that vicinity ? IIo Is a catcher and a good one , too , and as I have a bet with a friend ot his that he hat played professional base ball , In fact I am sure that I have seen him play In Omaha , please let me know If you can place him. Charles W. Davey , 434 East Seventh street. Portland , Ore. Ans. He never played hero professionally or any other way so far as I can learn. ONAWA , la. , Juno 24.To the Sporting Edi tor of the Bee : Pleaw answer the following In next Sunday' , ] Bee : A , B and C ore playIng - Ing auction pitch. A and II nro nine each. A bids 2 and leads the ace. H plays low and claims ono. A Insists on playing game out and makes high game and claims out. Which Is right ? J. J. E. Ans. In auction pitch the bidder goes out If he makes the number of points bid , as It Is played here. WEST SIDE , In. . Juno 27. To the SportIng - Ing Editor of The Bee ; Will you be 03 kind oa to Inform me If the Omaha league leant will play in Omaha July 3 or 4 ? I , A. Cum- mlngs. Ans. Yes. CENTRAL CITY , Juno 24. To the Sport * Ing Editor of The Bee : Please answer la your Sunday's edition of The Bee the fol. lowing : In a bicycle race ngalnsl time A bets B thai-he can't make an elgh'th of a mlle In sixteen seconds , flying start ; both dccldo upon three time keepers and one starter , the starler to drop his hat for a signal for the time keepers to catch at the finish. The old distance on the track was measured just before the race anil found to b ; four feet over an eighth. * The starter and rider being at liU post , while the time keepers went to the other end and while one of them was marking off the four feet the signal was given , thinking all was ready , but only ona of the time kcper * caught his time , the oth- ern did not know he had started. Does this time stand or must It bo run over ? A Sub scriber. Am. If they agreed on three time keepers It must be run over. COUNCIL BLUFFS. June 2(1. ( To the Sporting Editor of Tbo Bee : A and C are playing sixty-six. I. A deals and claims that C can not "turn down" on his ( C1) first play. 2. A also claims , that C can not "melt" on his ( C't ) fir ft play ( A having dealt the cards ) , 3. A furthermore claims that If C "turns down" before he ( A ) has taken a trick , C must make his sixty-six points before he ( A ) takes a trick. Is A right or wrong ? H. II. H. Am ? . (1) ( ) Wrong. He takes the trick , drawl and turns down. (2. ) HlirbU (3. ) Right.