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Boco for the Big League Pennant Shows
Little Obango in Position ,
Cincinnati , Ilonton nnil Ilnlllmorr In n
TrrinrmlotiH .StnmKlr for Stiprpiu-
> U pNti-rn Al o Slum * 11 Vi-ry
Mcc liner for I'lint 1'lnee.
Tor over a wcnk now the present thrco
lenders in the big league race have re
mained on practically the Batno footing. On
lant Saturday tight points covered the dif
ference between thorn , find exactly
the same difference existed yesterday morn
ing Of the Rcvtu daya Huston has been In
the lead four day a nnd In second place
thrco days , the Huls have ltd thrco days ,
been cccond thrio da)8 and third on one
day , whllo the Orioles have been third all
the while except one day , when they were
second. In the week the Boaneatcra have
inado the poorest showing of the trio , for
their two ulna nnd two fosses lia\u re
sulted In n JOBS of fl\o points in percentage.
Cincinnati's thrco victories and two defeats
have added one point to their percentage1 ,
whllo the Orioles' two Josses nnd two wins
have cut down their percentage a single
Tha prospects nro bright for the Dlrdlings
( luring tbo coming week. All of llanlon's
men nro In the best sort of shape and his
pltchorH arc In excellent form Besides that
the aggregation goes up against but a second
end division crowd In Plttsburg , Philadel
phia nnd Brooklyn. Louisville , however ,
but llttrc moro than n tnllcnder , succeeded
in getting two out of thrco from them dur
ing the last week , nnd It may bo the Birds
will stack up against a surprise party ns
they did then. Neither the Ucancaters or
the Reds bavo ns well-conditioned n set of
men on hand just now na the Orioles , nnd
their schedules during the next seven days
do not look aa easy To bo sure , Boston
ntarts the week with Washington , but
winds up with the tough Giants Cincin
nati starts In with Cleveland , follows with
Chicago nnd winds up with St. Louis.
There Is no telling bow the end of the
week will find the trio , for the lower clubs
Imvo fallen Into the hnblt of playing liorso
with the lenders at times. Tnko the late
I'lttsburg-noston nnd Loulsvllle-Haltlmoro
norles for example. Not ono of the thrco
has n hold on anything A week may push
the leaders even Into fifth place nnd place
Iho fourth club nt the top of the list. The
margin between the four reading clubs for
Cleveland must still bo counted an clement
la so small that a llttro lucky spurt by
either Just now may place the fortunate
team In the lead. Never before In the his
tory of the league has there been such nn
exciting chase for first honors as la on
The race In the Western league still con
tinues hot , although the light has narrowed
down to practically only thrco clubs In
dianapolis , Milwaukee nnd Kansas City.
With only n llttlo moro than two weeks of
the season left , Columbus nnd St Paul now
nppear to bo too far in the rear of this
trio to bo dangerous pennant nsplrants.
Thcro seems to bo nothing left for them
except to light It out between themselves
for fourth place , unless ono of the leaders
takes n terrible slump and fnlls bick.
A dozen points separate Milwaukee In
first place nnd Kansas City In third Of the
three Kansas City looks Into the brightest
future. After concluding with Minaenpolla
today , the Cowboys play n series of three
with St. Joe , and on Thursdny open their
final stand at homo , for they will remain
Jn Kansas City during the rest of the sea
son. On the other 1mml both Indianapolis
nnd Milwaukee conclude their homo playing
on next Tuesday nnd finish up the season
on the final tour of the western circuit. If
the two have good luck on this trip It may
be that the championship will not bo set
tled until the very last six days of the sea-
won , for on the sixth day before the wlndup
Milwaukee commences a series of three at
Kansas City , nnd on the last three dnys In
dianapolis plays In Kansas City.
It Is being freely prophesied that there
will bo nn Inevitable split In the present
twelve-club circuit of the big league In the
near future , although It may not como next
year A proposed plan Is a return to the
old league-association circuits ono com
posed of all the better towns In the present
circuit , nnd the other made up of the towns
left over nnd pieced out with the best of
the available , minor league cities. It Is
claimed that two circuits of eight clubs each ,
liullt on the lines of those of 1SSI , would
cause n boom In the game , which has been
dying of dry rot slnco the amalgamation.
A hotter race , the result of n smaller cir
cuit. Is believed to bo a sure cure for the
pmall attendances In many ot the circuit
Jimmy McOulrc , the veteran catcher of the
Washington team , has another reason for
the disruption of the dozen-club combina
tion. Ho said the other day : "This twelve-
club league will never do. There nro too
many clubs and not enough first-class ball
playcra to fill the teams. There nro several
thousand ball players In this country , but I
tell you there nro not enough first-class men
among them to till up twelve teams nnd
mnko them nnjthing UKo oven so fnr as
strength Is concerned Under existing cir
cumstances only four or five teams nro In It.
The others nro not strong enough to hold
itholr own. I nm willing to bet that there'll
l > o no twelve-club agreement ns soon ns
the ten > ears expire. They will mnko n
change. A six or eight-club lengue would
\ > o better for base ball "
In the olden times It was considered a
great thing for a club to retire another
without allowing It to score n single run.
Nowadays , however , shut-outs are of dally
occurrence. Up to last Friday sltthree
phut-outs had been played so fnr this season
Brooklyn leads In being shut out. It having
been blanked nine times Boston Is next
with eight nnd St. Louis , Cleveland nnd
I'lttsburg next with seven each to their dis
credit. Washington has been blanked Iho
times , Cincinnati , Baltimore nnd Philadel
phia four times , and New York nnd Louis
ville three times Chicago hna been the
luckiest of nny team , having only two shut
outs ngnlust It
Powell of Cleveland and Pratt of Phila-
Staunton.Vn gays"Ivosnniicteil |
with Contagious Blood Poison , ami
the best doctors did mo no good.
In fact , I seemed to get \vorso nil
tin while I took almost every so-
called blood remedy , but they did
not rench the disease. At the nil vice
of a friend , I then took 8. S S .
and began to improve. I continued
the medicine and it cured me com
pletely , and for ten years I have
never had a sign of the disease tote
to return "
( Swift's Specific ) is the only remedy
which can eradicate Contagious Blood
Poison. It is guaranteed purely veqttable ,
Book on self-treatment mailed free b/
fitrift Specific Company , Atlanta , Ga.
dclphla have pitched the most shut-out
games , having each five Then comes next
with four each Huslo of New York , Hughes
of Baltimore , Nichols of Boston , Griffith ot
Chicago and Tatmeblll of I'lttsburg. Haiti-
more twlrlcrs have shut out moro teams
thin others , with ten games to their credit ,
In which their opponents did not get a run.
The ethers arc as follows : Chicago 0 , Now
York and Cleveland 8 , Philadelphia and
Boston 7 , Plttftburg C , Cincinnati 5 and
Louisville 3. The pitchers of Washington ,
St. Louts nnd Brooklyn have not succeeded
In blanking a team.
At this time last year the first division
ot the big league race was composed ot ex
actly the same teams , but In slightly dif
ferent positions. They were running aa
follows Boston , Baltimore , Cincinnati , New
York , Cleveland , Chicago. The second divi
sion was about ns It Is now Philadelphia ,
Plttsburg , Brooklyn , Louisville , Washington
and St. Louis. The Drowns were ICO points
In the rear , while this year they arc Borao
eighty points behind.
Sonic PnrtlicT limlKht Into the Hiilen
for JSDS tHiriiNUii'N Tcnni
for tilt * \ oar.
A couple of weeks ago The lice printed n
rcsumo of the work of the foot ball rules
committee. It was stated then that the rules
of the comlnc season would stand almost
na they did last year , except In the matter
of scoring , and n perusal of the rules shows
that this Is the case. The principal Im
provement consists of the Indexing of the
rules and of explanatory footnotes , which
will ho of Inestimable service to both of
ficials and Dlajcrs The duties of the
referee , umpire nnd llnesmnn nro nlso
specifically set forth , so thnt In the future
there should bo no conflict of authority.
As to the gcnernl effect of the changes nnd
Improvements Walter Camp sajs "Tho
play this jear should not differ materially
from that of 1S97 In Ha general char
acteristics. It Is possible that there maybe
bo a still further advance nlong the line of
conccntrnted plays where ns many ns flvo
men succeed In getting Into the Inter
ference. There will bo the same progress
as for the lost flvo years In the better
direction of punting nnd good ends will
mnko this especially vnlunble. It la doubt
ful If Individual running will mnko nny
npprcclablo ndvance , but development of
special positions will continue , especially
that of tackle and guard. "
In the rule covering the "scrimmage"
nnd "snapping the h.ill back" the explana
tion Is made that the ball must be declared
in play , If , nfter the center rush takes his
position , ho voluntarily moves the ball aa
If to snap it , whether ho withholds It al
together or momentarily.
In kicking a goal from a touchdown a
provision Is made that If the ball , after
being kicked , strikes an opponent and then
passes over the crossbar It still counts ns n
goal. A coal from touchdown counts one
point Instead of two , whllo the \aluo of a
touchdown has been Increased from four to
live points. The other points are the same.
Another rule of an Important explanatory
nature provides thnt if the ball strikes nn
official It is not to be regarded ns dead ,
! mt play continues exactly as If the ball
liad struck a player who la on side.
Another Important rule is Ilulo 12 , which
covers dnrkness. This has been wanted
jadly In the past. It reads as follows "Tho
game may bo ot shorter duration by mutual
iigreement between the captains of contest
ing teams. Whenever the commencement of
a gnmo Is so late that , In the opinion of the
referee , there Is nny likelihood of the game
lielng Interfered with by darkness , he shall ,
before play begins , arbitrarily shorten the
two halves to such length as shall Insure two
equal halves being completed , and shall
notify both captains of the exact time thus
set. nithcr side refusing to nbldo by tht
opinion of the referee on this point shall
forfeit the game. "
Hule 13 nlso does away with n trouble that
was rampant In a number of games last
season. This Is"At kick-off , if the ball Is
kicked across the goal line and is there de
clared dead when In the possession ot ono
of the sldo defending the goal. It Is a touch-
hack. If It Is declared dead thus In pos
session of the attacking side , It Is a touch
down. "
The mass play proposition remains as It
was last year. Ilulo 18 requires that flvo
men must bo In the line until the ball Is
put Into play.
Thcro Is a difference In the placing of the
ball after a field trial goal Inside the twenty -
llvo jard line and a touchback because ot a
goal failure. The lineup heretofore has been
on the twenty-live yard line , hereafter It Is ,
to bo on the ten-jnrd line
Touls ha\o been radically dealt with. For
holding with the hands and arms , offside
play , tripping or tackling below the knees ,
the penalty shall be the loss of ten yards ,
If the offender Is not in possession of the
ball , If the offender have the ball , the
penalty la the surrender of It. In case
neither sldo Is In possession of the ball when
the foul Is committed for example , If the
ball Is In the air from a kick or Is free upon
the ground after a fumble , kick or pass It
shall go to the oftemled side.
In case of Interference of nny kind with
the snapperback and unnecessary delay of
the game , the offended side shall be ad
vanced flvo yards. In case ot piling on a
player who Is down , the penalty shall bo
fifteen yards. Interference with n fair catch
Is penalized with n loss of fifteen ynrds or
the cholco of putting the bull In piny by a.
free kick or a sciimtnage. If a player mak
ing a fair catch la thrown , his sldo shall re
ceive fifteen yards and be obliged to take a
free kick. Charging before the ball Is put
In play will result In a loss of flvo yards.
Another provision declares that If a team
refuses to play within two minutes after
having been ordered to do so by the referee
It will forfeit the game. Also a team ,
whllo on the defensive , that commits fouls
so near the goal that they are punishable
only by halving the distance to the line , the
object being. In the opinion of the referee ,
to delay the game , shall bo regarded as re
fusing to allow the game to proceed. The
refcreo shall , In such case , warn the offend
ing sldo once , and If the offense Is repeated
shall declare the game forfeited to the
Thf > duties of the various otllclals are
defined mere explicitly than In the past.
As a general rule the referee Is the king
boo upon all points not specified In tbo
duties of the umpire Ho must see that
the ball Is properly put In play and ho also
is solo judge of Its place and progress. He
rules on forward passes and the advance-
the ball by the player who first receives It
from the snnpperback. He Is solo judge ol
the score of the game und Is judge ol
forfeitures under the rules He may appeal
to both umpire and linesman for test'mony '
on nil points In his jurisdiction
The umpire Is responsible for the en
forcement of all rules whose Infringement Is
punishable by n distance penalty or by the
surrender ot the ball by one team to tbo
opponents except In certain speclnec !
cases. Ho Is the judge ot the conduct o !
the players and his decisions are final re
garding such fouls as are not specifically
placed lu the jurisdiction of the referee
He Is judgu of charging and of the positions
of the players whenever the ball Is put In
play. Ho may appeal to both the referee
and linesman for testimony. Ho has the
power to rcmovo from the eldo lines any
The linesman Is to mark the distances
gained or lost In the progress of play unde
the supervision of the referee He must
Veep the time nnd notify the captains of the
time remaining for play , not more than tea
nor lees than flvo minutes before the end
of each half. The linesman must give tes
timony whenever requested to do BO by the
umpire nnd referee , and must volunteer It
In case at unnecessary roughness by the
play-era , striking or hacking.
Toot ball practice will commence at the
University of Nebraska about the middle
of this month , this being the time when the
fall term of the university opens , In all
probability hard work will begin Imme
diately , or very shortly nfter the candidates
are called together , as the team play a Its
first game within a short time after it
comes together , and baa n. long , hard
schedule bcforo It during the remainder of
the season.
The prospects for a winning team thla
year ore brighter than they have been at the
opening of several past seasons. With the
return of the Second Nebraska regiment to
the state , a couple of prospective vacancies
may bo filled. As a consequence , Captain
Mclford will find at hand pretty nearly the
same team thnt won the Western Intercol
legiate championship last fall and had such
a nlco string of victories to Its credit.
A bit of reconstruction may be necessary
n the line Hanson nnd Turner , last year's
guards , will be back and they are almost
sure to retain their positions. The tackles
urnlsh practically the only problem Hayward -
ward and Pcnrse occupied these positions
ast year , but , whllo they will bo back In
ho state when the Second regiment Is
nustcrcd out , It Is somewhat questionable
\hctlicr they will play. Pearse Is suffering
torn n scvero attack of fever , which is
Ikely to keep him out of the game during
ho early part of the season nt least ,
lay-ward Is talking of going to nn eastern
mlverslty If both these men should be
missing Captain .Mclford will bo confronted
vlth his ono serious problem. In such
case , If another man can be found to take
ils place at center , ho may (111 ( In one of
ho places. Otherwise lie may hnvo to rely
upon new mnterlal coming In this year to
fill the \ncancles. The new men most
prominently talked of for line positions are
'Ishcr , a man who wns In the Doano college
Ino for three years , and Hamer , n promls-
ng candidate from the Kearney High
Thcro will also be a hole to be filled atone
ono of the ends Stringer will be back
and will be located nt the left end of the
Ine , but Wiggins , who has done so well
at the other extremity , cnnnot play this
ear on account of the five-yenr rule , he
laving played live years on the team. If
atlsfactory tackles are found Mclford moy
move to right end and then again some
satisfactory man may bo found among the
ncomers. The difficulty found hero will
> o materially lessoned from the fact that
\Vlgglns , whllo ho will not bo able to play ,
vlll bo nt the university nnd will give the
candidates some valuable coaching.
The back-of-the-llno men will all be
back. Cow gill will bo at quarter , Mont
gomery , Williams , Swartz and Benedict will
) c at the halves and Shedd will bo at full-
all old men. The Incoming class will prob
ably furlsh other material for the half
positions. Among the more promising who
will be on hand will be Hnlfback Halley and
'ullback Irwln of Wesleyan. Wesleyan -will
lave no team Jhls year , as the faculties a
month or so ago placed the stnmp o dis
approval upon football.
The conch this year will bo Yost , nn
eastern foot ball player of wide experience.
lo has had a Princeton training nnd dur-
ng the last two years has been engaged
as conch by the West Virginian team. In
hose two yenrs ho turned out nn excellent
eleven , made up largely ot light men. He
vas recommended highly by Alonzo A.
Stngg of Chicago.
The longest schedule that has been ar-
anged In many seasons has been made up
hla year. It Is as follows-
September 1C Iowa State Agricultural
ego nt Lincoln.
September 24 Ames at Lincoln.
October S Grlnncll at Lincoln.
October 22 State University of Missouri
at Columbia.
October 24 Liberty college at Liberty.
October 29 or November 5 Minnesota at
November 12 Kansas at Lawrence.
November 14 Kansas City Medics at Kan
sas City.
November 19 Wisconsin at Lincoln or
November 23 Iowa at Omaha.
It Is very likely that games will also bo
p4aycd with Knox and Tabor colfegca on
ettmo of the open dates.
The University of Kansas commences Its
practice tomorrow. Captain Mosse has
summoned the candidates to meet at that
time , but Dr. Wylle Woodruff , last year's
coach , who lias been re-engaged , will not
return until the middle of the month. The
prospects for the- season are not very bright ,
for but three of last year's regular players
are sure to be back , but it Is expected that
much good material1 will be found in the
ranks of the now students and some good
men can bo picked out of last year's scrub
most of the members of which will return
Mosso and Avcry will probably be the
only members of last year's 'varsity who
will occupy positions In the line. Mosse
will take his old place as right guard , but
the man who will play left has yet to be
chosen. Illg Nat Foster , who filled the
place for two years , Is a volunteer In the
Twentieth Kansas , and will not return to
school. Simpson and litizzl , members of
last year's team , who showed great ability
In the practice games and In the few others
In which they were called upon to play , are
practically sure of the end positions , so
weP filled last year by Volgts and Games.
The fact that "Sal" Walker , for several
years ono of the best centers in the west ,
has completed his course at school and
will not be permitted to play again pre
sents n serious problem bcforo Captain
Mosso nnd Coach Woodruff. The position
is a hard one to fill and candidates for the
place are few. Wheeler , lost yeai's sub
stitute , would have titled well In the center
of the line this year , but ho Is now n lieu
tenant in the regular army. Silver , a newman -
man , from Morganvllle , Kan , may get the
place , but It Is more likely that lie will
bo made fullback
"Shorty" Hnmlll , who captained the ' 96
varsity , has announced his intention of
taking a postgraduate course , and he is
assured of his old place at tackle. Tin )
mighty Hamlll's re-entreo will strengthen
the line wonderfully , for there are very-
few players In the west who are able to
give him pointers In the manner In which
his position should bo plryod. Ulockbergcr ,
one of last year's tackles , does not expect
to be In school this season , but If he does
decide to resume hla studies , and , Inci
dentally , do a llttlo work on the gridiron ,
he likely will be shlftc'd to ono of the posi
tions behind the line , probably as half
Poorman , ono of last season's halves ,
will not bo In the university this year , but
Hess will again bo In school , and will take
hla old place. Hess was ono of the best
ground-gainers of the "J7 eleven Bert
Kennedy , the ' 97 captain , Is not likely to
return , and ho will bo sadly missed. There
are a number of candidates for quarter ,
however , and Captain Mosso is confident
that from among them a fast man can be
selected. Owens , who played the position
last year with tbo Arkansas City Athletic
club's team , Is a promising candidate.
Another ' 97 player who may bo In busi
ness this year la Fred Speak , the little
Kansas City , Kan , boy who played a great
game at full. Should Speak return , how
ever , ho will , In all probability , bo callci
upon to fill ono ot the vacant positions of
half. Silver Is the man who probably will
take the place farthest behind the line ,
although It it seems best for him to play
"Sal" Walkrr'g old place , Speak may np
pear In his old position , provided ho re
sumes his studies. Moulton , who took the
university prlzo for fast sprinting nt the
spring field day contests , s.iys ho will don
n , uniform this year , nnd ho may beat out
some of the other candidates for posi
tions back of the line.
Of the eastern universities Cornell seems
to bo starting the season with the best
prospects It will begin with moro veteran
material than It has had for several years
post. Termer Captain McKcevcr will bo the
only ono whoao loss will really bo felt , ns ,
asldo from his Importance ns n player , his
running of the team lost year wns a great
factor In Its success. Shock , center , will
not return , but Tangeman will fill his posi
tion \ eryacceptably. . Thcro Is sonic doubt
nlso whether McLnughllu , tackle , will bo
back , ne ho resigned the cnptnlncy of the
team because It was uncertain whether ho
would return to college Lnudcr and
Hackett , however , are two capable guards
nnd Cornell will not bo weak In these
positions. Tracey , who played such a bril
liant game at left end last season , will bo
In his old position , as will the entire back
field , with Young , quarter , Captain Whiting
and Wilson , backs , nnd Perkins , fullback.
With the available freshman material Cor
nell should bo able to make no. even better
than that of last year.
The mustering out of the volunteer regi
ments makes Pennsylvania's prospects
brighter than they seemed n couple of
weeks ago nnd thnt university stands next
to Cornell In all probability In point of
vecran material on hand. The return of
Ovcrlleld , Morlco nnd Goodman Insures
Penn nlno veteran players , who have
all had the experience of ono or moro cham
pionship battles They lose , however , thrco
of their best last year's players Former
Captain Minds , Boyle nnd Jackson. To fill
these men's places will bo no small tnsk.
The most difficult Job will bo to replace
Minds at fullback , whoso work In the posi
tion last year wns nlmost phenomenal at
times. Wnlker , the most promising man
it the close of last year , is uncertain about
returning. If ho comes ho will probably
10 found In the position , If ho docs not re
turn Captnln ( Jutland may eventually bo
ilaced at full. Except In n kicking Dense
10 ought to be a success In the position ,
ind his kicking , which now Is far from
nferlor , will undoubtedly Improve with
Ynlo probably comes next. Such of her
Inesmen , outside of the ends , as will not re
turn can readily be replaced with substi
tute material. A pretty tight proposition
presents Itsilf at the ends , however. Doth
llazcn nnd Hall were graduated last spring
and win not bo back. There are a number
of candidates for the positions , but none of
them are very strong The tram will be ns
strong back of the line as last year for It
will have the same force Half Hacks Ben-
lamln , Corwln nnd Dudley , Fullback Mc-
Urldo and Quarterback DeSaulles , together
with their substitutes.
The most serious loss sustained by Har
vard Is thnt of Shnvv , Hnskell and Doucetto ,
the center men. While none of them was a
star , stlir they knew the game , and , having
jeen In several championship battles , were
valuable for their experience. Boat Is about
the only man In sight to fill one of the
guard positions , nnd the diameter of his
work last year gives the Impression that
10 should develop Into ono of the best men
of the year. Young Richardson will with
out doubt bo found on the end , left vacant
by ex-Cnntnln Cabot's graduation , and amore
moro worthy successot could hardly be 1m'
aglncd. His work against Yale and Penn'
syfvanla last year , when Cabot was Injured ,
stamped him as a fast youngster. Garrison
will probably play quarter , Captain Dlbblce ,
Warren nnd Parker backs , and Hnughton
full. These men with Saw in , Mills nnd
Cochran , who all played last year , should
provo a good back field.
The weakest of the big five Is easily
Princeton. Kclley wlH bo back , but Coch-
lan , Baird and Holt go. The Tiger coaches
will bo compelled to develop material for
four positions right end , left tackle , quai-
terback and a half. Probably quarterback
will glvo them the most trouble , because
there Is not a man with experience for
the place except Hurke , who substituted for
Balrd last year when the ratter was hurt In
the Yale game It Is doubtful if Buike pos'
sesses the necessary qualifications Gecr
and Palmer ot the substitute material , are
the most promising for the tackle and end
positions respectively , although they are
not star men by any moans Boolli , Crowdls
and Edwards will most likely constitute
the Princeton center nnd ns they are fnr
from being Ideal linesmen the Tigers will
bo Httlo stronger In these positions then
they were last year. Moreover they have
no such captain us Cochran to got great
work out of comparatively poor material.
Spaldlng's Official Foot Ball Guide nas
Just been Issued It la the most complete
foot ball guide yet published Outside of
the rules for 1S9S recently revised by the
rules committee and the rules adopted by
some of the western universities , tic
fcnturcs of the book are the numerous pho
tographs ot teams from nil over the coun
try. The publication furnished fast year's
records of the moro or less prominent teams
of the country and has the usual chapter
for beginners and nn nrtlclc on the All-
Amcrlcnn team of last season by Walter
Camp and an article on "Foot Ball In the
West , " by A. A. Stagg
Corlic-tt'n ItPiiiiPNt for n further PoKt-
IioiipiiKMit OiK'iix the Giitc for
Another ( ialifesl.
Jim Corbett has said in rather emphatic
words that he will not be able to go on
with his proposed flght with McCoy until
at least October 15 , and perhaps not until
November 1 October 1 ho declares to bo
a date out of the question under the cir
cumstances Thus , If the fight comes on at
all It will not take place for another two
months anyway. The matter la up to McCoy
and the Hawthorne Athletic club , but It is
likely that there will be no final determina
tion until Corbett gets back ear.t nnd puts
himself Into personnl communlcntlon with
the other parties to the agreements. Critics
every where seem to believe that the differ
ences will bo arranged and that the bout
will finally be pulled off.
McCoy has not said a word about taking
up Fltz's offer to take Corbett's place In
the scrap , and the return of the pompadored
pugilist Is undoubtedly calculated to relieve
htm of plenty ot embarrassment. Fltz , how
ever , baa succeeded in getting himself Into
another squabble , this time with Tom
O'Rourke O'Rourko was the virtual bearer
of a challenge from Sharkcy to the cham
pion , Inasmuch as ho offered a $15,000 purse
for a fight between him and the sailor lad ,
which the latter promptly agreed to box
for. Fltz , however , came out with a homo
what acrimonious epistle In which ho stated
that under no circumstances would ho box
under the auspices of any club with which
O'Rourke had anything to do In response
Thomas delivered hlmstMf of a communtca
tlon , also , In which he charged Fltzslmraons
with being afraid to meet Sharkey , and aa
proof of such fact offered willingly to let !
go of the match In case another club put |
up a bigger purse. The Australian has aa
yet failed to reply to this effusion ' I
Ne-lthcr will he , probably , In a very satisfactory - I
factory manner. But It would bo Interesting
to have those two knights of thu padded
mil go up against each other In a way ,
such a bout would bo as Interesting as the
I Corbett-FltzBlmraons flght. In the latter
I the red-topped pus beat out boxing master
with hid ability to tnko punishment , his hard
hitting abilities and perhaps n pinch of luck.
In a bout with Shnrkey he- would light ix nmn
with pretty nearly no science nt all arrayed
against his own limited knowledge , nnd OIIP
who IB na hard a hitter as himself and who
can take moro punishment.
Thcro Is llttlo likelihood of McCoy taking
on Fltz or of Fltz picking up Shnrkey , and
the admirers of the' ring will have to content
thcmsclvea until the Corhett-McCoy affray.
Until that event happens their greatest In
terest will In all probability lay In the com
ing fight between Erne and Lavlgne , for this
will settle the question whether the Corbctt-
McCoy mill will be allowed to tnko place
In the Hawthorne Athletic clubhouse. Thla
Is scheduled for a week from tomorrow-
In the last two or three fights of rome
account thct have taken place In New Yoik
there hnvo becu murmurs over the decisions
of the referee. That wns the aftermath of
the bout between Jack Daly nnd Kid Me-
Parlland ouo night lu the early part of
last week. 'Tla said that the vvotRt that
the rcfcrco could have Justly given to Daly
wns n draw , whereas Mct'artland was given
the better of It. The fae-t that such a
criticism Is following the decisions In the
metropolis of Into with increasing fre
quency Is followed directly by the report
that rcnlly enormous sums of money nro
being wagered on the result of the goes
that are being pulled oft In NewYork. .
These two facts put together appear de
cidedly suspicious , for big bolting ordi
narily Is succeeded In a very short time by
crookedness In ring nffalis. It wns so
on the western coast , for things reached
such a pass In San Frnnclfco nnd there
abouts thnt almost every light wns really-
decided by the pool rooms.
But may bo conditions nro not so bad , and
If that bo the cisc , the' decision thnt Me-
Partland gained over the Wilmington lad
la certainly very cieditable. Although Kid
Lavlgne Is perched nt the top of the light
weight class by hundreds of the1 followers
ot the squared circle , there Is quite a
respectable contingent that pins Its faith
to Daly The veiy fact that Lavlgno has
apparently had enough of the Delaware boy ,
as signified by his disinclination to meet him
ugiiln , seems to be some pi oof of this When
Lavlgno had his great and tenlfic battle
with Joe Walcottt he was fearfully pun
ished , and yet ho consented to meet \Valrott
again and once moio wtiti. But he has
positively refused to take on Jack Daly
again for any consldeiatton or nny sort of
a. purse. Therefore If the decision was on
the squat e Kid McPuitland is entitled to a
good bit of credit for his showing More
over , the.ro Is now not a prettier struggle
for the premiership In any pundage than
could bo offered by the quartet of nspliants
for the lightweight championship Daly , Mc-
Paitland , Spike Sullivan nnd Lavlgne. Of
thd bunch Lavlgne will have the next op
portunity to show what ho Is made of In
all probability , as he has a match with
Dick Burgo of England , that Is scheduled
for this month
The other night in Philadelphia old Joe
Goddarel nnd the negro. Boh Armstrong ,
met In the ring for six rounds and the re
ports say thnt the nffnli was the barest kind
of a barnle. Goddarel had nil the appear
ance of having Just completed n tussle with
old rye and fought like a washerwoman
lianglng out clothes on a gutty morning ,
but nt that ho stood off the big black It
was a slug nnd a bang nil the wny through
with GoddnrJ having the best of It In the
infighting nnd Armstrong better at the
loiifi range , but neither tdiovvcd that ho was
worthy of a place in the t-c coml division
This Armstrong , It will be remembered ,
is the ono of the two that the big boy.
Jeffries , was to put out in the same even
ing It will bo lemembered , too , that he
could not do It in ten rounds By keeping
thla In memory , together with a few other
facts that have occuned in the ring re
cently , here's a question that will etun any
of the followers of the flstlo dope Goddnid
at least stands off Armstrong , Armstrong
sets the woist Just tlio shade the worst
of the decision In his bout with Jeffries ,
who Is supposed to bo a wonder , Jeffrlca
gets a decision In twenty rounds over
Shnrkoy , Sharkry puts Huhlin to sleep In
two minute * nnd twenty-five seconda , It
takes Kid McCoy twenty rounda to secure a
over HuhlinVhero aio wo af
loutli of Marion lllllH Hi IIIKN Out 11
Mor > of I In- Origin of the
Nn Amiller. .
The recent death of Marlon Mills , the
beautiful bay mare who stood ns tin
r-remler guldelcss wonder , with a record of
2 Ol i , brings to attention the fact that
fcuch animals thla ytar are the popular
special attractions at light harness meetIngs -
Ings It nlso linds a western horseman to
flvc ) the following account of how the
Riildeless wonder originated
" 'There was a man out In a little country
rnwn who owned a rattle-headed pacer a
f < > w years ago. This pacer was fast , but ho
to > vAi cmr win u race on account of his
tfJntK. m > Ms ovuir Rare U up and
ILUQ c'tfi. 03 tbr Ti3TnH of bin lialf-
nilte Uitt. VffcTi oliicr horses irero being
tralnt-d and driven on the track the pacer
In the Infield would sometimes square away
on the path ho had worn next to the rail ,
and would try to bent the horse In harness
down the straight side of the course One
day It occuned to the owner to tnko him
out on the track nnd see If ho would do
the trick there So they rigged him out In
lioprtes nnd put an overdraw check on him
and tried the experiment. It succeeded be
yond their expectations , for the pacer got
excited and went two miles ns hard a's he
could go before they stopped him. A few
days afterward they tried It again. By
this time everybody In the vllfago had
heard about the horse that would pace
without a driver , and half the population
turned out to see the second tr'al ' Of
course , they were scattered out around the
track moio or less , and they helped to make
him ; ; o by bhoutlng as ho passed them
Within a week the pacer was the talk of
the town and the country for miles aionnil.
The secretary of the county fair heinl
about him , and paid the owner $20 to take
his horeo to the show and exhibit him in
the fall of that year. It got Into the papers ,
and the man who owned the horse received
several thousand dollais for exhibiting him
the next year Within a few weeks after
the Original drlv ericas pacer put in appear
ance another one bobbed up to bid for
patronage , and before the end of the year
the rivalry was just about as spirited
among Marlon Mllte , Happy Jaek , Earth
quake , Pilot , Pacing Johnny and Iho rest
of the guldclcss wonders as It was among
the legitimate performers. Star Pointer ,
John H. Gentry , Joe Patchcn and Hob-
crt J. "
Marcus Daly's champion of the 3-year-
olds , Hamburg , will never again bo seen
In active service , If reports from headquar
ters bo true. The offer was made by the
Saratoga Racing asso-lation last spring fnr
a special race to include the great son of
Hanover Lady Reel , but the owne declined
to send his great running star to face such
an Issue. Horsemen Immediately jumped
at the conclusion that Hamburg would be
raced in England , but that Idea had been
exploded , at least to far as this neat on la
concerned Hamburg has been shipped west
to his owner's Bitter Root stud , accompanied
by hU stable companions , Ogden and Isldor
This trio have proved good winners for Mr
Daly ever slnco the season was Inaugurated ,
and their retirement , If permanent , will
cause no little surprise and disappointment
After his unexpected defeat In the Belmont
stakes Hamburg becan to show his true
For all results of youthful - §
ful errors or later excesses ,
such as Drains , Impotency ,
NeryousDebility.Lame Back ,
Varicocele , etc. , 1 usi theap-
pliance shown in cut to left. &
There is no experimenting *
necessary. I know what has
been accomplished and I
know what my Electric Belt
will do. Remember , in the
first place , that Electricity is
nerve force or strength , and
if you are weak you require
Electricity , not drills.
Now , Iclaim I that my
treatment is common-sense
and scientific , and when 1
tell you how I apply the
current , you will , 1 think , *
agree with me.
Referring to the third cut
from top , you will notice 5
two plates of the belt ( positive - *
tive pole ) rest at small of ft
back over kidneys. The J
negative pole is in front , and 2
applied by means of the J
attachment for men not §
shown in cut of belt J
which causes the electricity g
in going from back to front ft
to pass directly through the 5
weakened glands and' parts , j *
The belt is put on when you ft
retire to bed and allowed to *
remain on all night. You f
thus are literally cured without - *
out effort while you sleep.
Send for free book"Three 5
Classes of Men. " It is
mailed in plain sealed en
velope and explains all , or
if you live near by drop in
and consult me free of
charge. Over $ ,000 cures
Call or address during 189/ .
| Dr , T , ASanden 826 Broadway.New . York , N , Y. I
form , nnd his name will be treasured In
racing history us the winner of the Realiza
tion stakes nnd the Brighton cup Ogden
ran second in the latter event , nnd prior to
thnt won nn owner B handicap at Brighton
Beach , nnd the Long I.slaml handicap and
nn overnight event nt the Sheepshcad Dayspring -
spring meeting.
Tte latest reports show that ncaily TOO
horses bavo entered the 2 30 ( letting list
since the opening of the beacon. These
figures nro n revelation of the wealth of
the breeding interests of the country. They
have never been equalled 01 approached In
any foimei yeai Within the Inst three
weeks two mole additions have been made
to the 2 10 trotting list , neither of which
stands to the ciedlt of the grand circuit
Tho&o make a total of twelve 2 10 trotteis
so far this season The two newcomers an *
Cald , br h , foaled In 1S9T , record , 2 09'i ,
ni.idu at Jollet. Ill , August I'l sireHlsh -
wood , 2 21U , by Nutwood , 218 % , dam , Nt
KiU Cosatk. by Uon Cossnclt , 2 28
Bingcn , d h foaled in ISO. ! , ritord , 2 09i ,
made .it Poitlnnd Me , Angus' 22 , Hire , May
King , 2 20 , by Electioneer , dam , Young Miss ,
by "idung Jim
I'rillrlc ( lilcl.lMi Slioollnur WnH * on
I \linli-iiicne of UK * Mot ' pi'll
riNliliiK Too Miirh I.llic AVorU.
The season for prairie chicken shooting
opened legally last Thursday , that being the
first of the month , but It can hardly be
said In fact that it has really commenced
yet , ns fnr ns actual shooting goes. A few
of the local shooters went out during the
latter end of the week , but they did not
have- much luck , nor did they work very
hard The weather has been lee con
foundedly hot for tramping over the open
praltlcH It has been too much likn work
Even if the liuntci , has been Inclined to
try for n bag , however , the conditions hnvo
not been such as to make big success pro
bably. A dog can work but llttlo In such
hot weather ns this and will teen fag out.
Moreover , the atmosphere has been dry In
addition to being heated nnd the result Is
that the animal finds It Impossible ! to scent
tlie birds Even morning shooting about
this sccl'on of the country has been poor ,
for there Is no dew , and It Is as difficult
to s'-ent the game as In the daytime Hunt-
em can rest In the ( satisfaction , however ,
that there is plenty of chicken nnd that
the sport will bo of the finest when the
weather gets eooler Several parties , how
ever , propose to make n try for a hag dur
ing the coming week Judge Davis nnd M
L Learned have gene to North I'latto and
Wnltor Watt Is going to the neighborhood
about Nellgh During the past week Tom
Klnbnll , John Humphrey and Jack Hallo-
well wire nt AtkliiEon nnd found nlco huntIng -
Ing when circumstances are considered
Con Young nnd Oua Ickcn went up about
Herman nnd bagged about 100 birds.
Followers of I auc Walton have alno been
listless during the lost hevcn dnys on ac
count of the hot weather , which takes nil
the K'lniencss out of fish like bass Re
ports from the resorts about Omaha nro to
the effect that the Ilsh nro not bitting nt
all The feature of the week was the catch
of the slx-poundcr by Albert Edholin at
Onnwa Inst Similar. This wns a monster
bass , the biggest ever exhibited hereabouts
In the memory of the oldest Inhabitant It
was n l > onuty In every way and tipped the
scales nt exactly six
During the Inbt week the * Dupont Gun
club has decided to add HOMIO attractive
featured to the program of Its tournament
on September 21 , 22 and 2.1. Among these
are thrco live bird events , ono to bo shot
off e > och day On the first two days the
shoot will bo nt ten birds , entrance fco $5
nnd $20 udded On the third day there late
to bo n fifttcn-blrd match. J10 entrance and
$30 added Finally , the shooters will bo
Invited to compcto for the Inanimate cham
pionship of the transmlsslsHlppl country-
Tills will bo a twenty-target event The
prlzo U a handsome silver cup to cost | U ,
which will bo emblematic of the champion
ship This tournament promises to be one
ot the blzccat ever held In Omaha. The
entry list will bo very large and Die shoot'
ers will Include some of the crack nmateun
from all the states In this neighborhood.
Commencing on Tuesday Kansas City will
have another competition in the shape of tha
Schraclzer tournament It Is to continue )
for four days SevernI of the shooters
from this city propose to nttend. In the
week following , on September 11 and 1.1 ,
there la to be-n shoot nt Glenwood , nnd thla
Is to be attended by a consideiable number
of the local shots. At Hot Springs , on
September 12 , 1.1 nnd II , the local club will
glvo Its second nnnual tournament , which
will draw a few- men from this vicinity , lu
all probability.
Although everybody probably recognizes
Iho fact that IIciKcs IH shooting now an
well IIB ho ever did In his career nt the
traps , It la also as probable that no ono ex
pected to see him win the Cast Iron modnl
nnd the championship of America nt llvo
birds so decisively as he did a week ngo.
Ho made the really wonderful score of 19
out of ICO Iive pigeons , losing his eleventh
pigeon ami then finishing with a run of 9
straight. Gilbert himself shot n great race
with 91 out of 100 , but his performance wan
overshadowed by Helkea' phenomenal wore.
This victory makes four eonsc-cutlve wins
for Hclkes In contests for this medal On
December 6 , 1S97 , ho met C M Grimm of
Char Lake , the then holder of the medal , nt
Wntson's park , Chicago , nnd defeated him
easily Grimm Immediately challenged
Hclkes to another match for HIB trophy ,
but met the same fate , the match taking
plaeo at Dayton' , O , on January 1 of thH
year. Grimm wns followed by C W Budd
of Des Molnes , In , who challenged Ilelkcs ,
but Budd met the name fate thnt overtook
Gilmm , as Helkes heat him easily in a
lunaway match nt Dayton , O , on Wash
ington's birthday From February J2 until
lie challenged Gilbert for the E C cup ,
Helkes wns allowed to wear the medal un
challenged , hut as boon ns ho went after
the E C < up and the championship nt Ill-
animate- targets Gilbert challenged him fni
the Cast Iron medal , with the result ahova
mentlomd. Two weeks ngo Heiken look
the target championship nnd the E C. cup
from Gilbert , defeating him for the trophj
nt Chicago , v\lth the great score of 141
targets out of ICO shots nt.
"Helkes' double championship win Is
victory for the small load crowd , " declared
a local shooter of some prominence nfter
the result of the contest was announced.
"At targets Helkes never usea more than
three drains of powder , whllo he Increases
to thrco and a qunrtci for live birds Jn
this respect ho la different from nearly nit
the other celebrated llvo bird shooters of
the country , the majority of them plnnlnff
their faith on the killing powers of a largo
load und n long shell Fulford , Brewer
nnd Elliott nro striking examples of the
men who shoot 'Hainan candles , ' na the hey a
call the thrcc-imh nnd the three und a
quarter-Inch Hhclla used by these men. Dr.
Carver and Marshall , the latter the winner
of the 1897 grand American handicap , are I I
members of the Inrge load crowd. Helkea ' \i \
never uses a shell of greater length than
two nnd three-quarters Inches. Gilbert ,
who Is about the only real rival Ililkei
has for championship honors , Is In favor nt
a medium heavy load for live birds and hla
consistently good work shows that an exces
sive ebarge of powder and an extra length
of uhc'll are not at all necessary to insure
ducccsa , If the gun Is pointed right. "
A week ago the biggest amatucr live bird
event of the season , the Grand National
handicap , was shot off at Long Branch und
was won by Al Ivlns , who grasnecl 49 out
' of a possible CO birds Eight markarncn took
i i art In the race , each paying an cntrnncei \Jt
i fee of tno. The handicaps ranged from if
I twenty-five to thirty yards. Ivlnswas Kt
placed nt the twcnty-nlne-yard mark Only (
Kdgar G. Murphy of New York nnd Phil " '
Daly , Jr. were placed on scrateh The
j former was last year's winner and camei
1 second In this year's event with forty six
] killed Ivlns lost his twenty-second bird
i U wag a slow right quartcrer and died out
I of the fifty-yard bounds.

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