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a I OOCHT r to ;tT OME COCO .KUO HERE" M Judgments THE discussion of Ames and Ne braska over the merits of their respective claims to the cham pionship of the Missouri Valley conference gives an Interesting view of a collego condition which Is nourished to a substantial growth In the undergraduate body. It is the student who forms the sentiment which often leads to caustic remarks about the athletic teams of other Institutions. Tho young man in the student ranks Is almost obsessed with the Idea that a team must be a winner In order to be a success. This, conception of athletic success is not true, though writers for sporting columns usually glvo credit for the best eleven to the team that attains victory. Many times the eleven that goes through the season with a clean slate is not tho best team not theniost powerful and most efficient organized machine. Conditions injuries, advantages of a careless official, and other unfortunato circumstances fre- nllantlv Melllt 1. at, ! ft rln. .lannn'a , ting the better of a team that is full of foot ball power and ability. In the Mis souri valloy It would not be right to de clare that either Ames or Nebraska had tho best eleven in the conference, for both Kansas and Missouri had good machines and It is extremely douhtfut whether the Iowa Aggies, who smothered Missouri early In" the fall, could have defeated the Tigers one or two weeks before the clone nf the. season. Kansas, threo times de feated, was n powerful team, and out played Nebruska. In the annual meeting of these two teams. Kansas played hot ter foot ball than the Cornhuskers for threo-nuarters of tho game. Yet Nebraska went through tho season without a defeat In a conference game. It la victory that counts In tho final rating, of course; but if the undergraduate could rise above the plane of bollevlng that victory Is the only real, niarlc. of success, foot ball and other college .sports would be played with bet ter spirit among players nnd among root ers. Then. too. the entire intercollegiate atmosphere would savor of things moro pleasurable than those which now are constantly coming up. Foot ball Is a grand game, much less dangerous to life than ever before, and a splendid spec taclo for the people who fill the stands. Let there be less discussion over cham pionships and more time spent in cement ing Intercollegiate friendships' and In building up a fsume that will continue to increase the Interest of a greater num ber of personB. Does the National loaguo regard its duty done in the disposition of poor Fogel, the goat of a dlrtv cllaue7 Fogol "quit under fire," a thing no fighter ever does. Ills testimony and corroborative evidence point the finger of accusation straight and euro at Charles Webb Murphy, who, witnesses 'say, wrote the letter that Fogel signed. Why not continue the caso against Murphy? Thus far hl0 own de fens comes only from his own Hps. As the Sporting News says, the issue In volved In these charges against Presi dent Lynch and the league Is a moral issue and must be met. The magnate a must stand by Lynch In his sturdy ef fort to uphold base ball law and stand against those who hurl unproved charges against the Integrity of tho league and It executive. Let these charges persist unchallenged and base ball suffers more seriously than it can afford. It Is not a question of Lynch's perfection as a presi dent. No one claims he's that, but it is a question whether disgruntled and peeved club owners may with Impunity besmirch the name of a league, its official head and base ball itself, all to satisfy dis appointed aspirations. The National league has been In several simitar situa tions of late years and left Itself there. How many such situations can it survive? It is gratifying that Fogel has decided to appeal his case to the civil courts. Per haps there he may get Justice and the other fellows tho same. The death of John T, Brush, owner of the New York Giants, removes an Im portant figure from the base ball dia mond. Hit. Iirush was one of those wiry-nerved dynamos of energy encased In a frail body, and became a multl-mll-Itonalre magnate simply because It was In hlin. One of the sterling qualities of llrush was appreciation and gratitude of tl'ose who helped tn make him prosper- o'is. a quality brought so conspicuously In the limelight of late by another Na tional league magnate because of Its total absence In his makeup and cqnduct. (Gratitude rises as high as a virtue as Ingratitude sinks low as a vice. Whether the df.ath of Iirush will magnify Mc Craw's Importance with the Giants re mains to be seen, but inasmuch as Mc fjraw s managerial powers are almbst su preme. It Is questionable . Poor old Hans Wagner, after batting above .109 for sixteen years. Is able to reach .Kl n 1913. By the wsy. In lasslfylng and regaling this later crop of king of ball players,' why not wait till some of them had half-way matched the feat of this sturdy old Dutchman, who Is apparently as good as ever? Mr Fogel says his base ball reputation !i spotless. N'p doubt, but not very vigor ous when Is comet to fighting. Oh, brt.sh off the plat and let 'im ! t It St-li tnkering with Tinker. Anyway, Jery Gets VMATS THAT BUM OOIMC around josies HOO&E' CO Or NOW INDEPENDENTSEASON CLOSES Bough Stuff Has Been Gut Out and Sunday Games Have Drawn Well. SOLDIERS TO MEET ATHLETICS This Will Be the I. nit trig root Hall Game of the Hrniun, the City Championship Dcuendln-r on Its Onlrnmr, The independent foot ball season Will practically be brought to a close today. Only one game Is booked, that being at Fort Omaha. This season has been a grand success from every standpoint. Tho people have turned out extraordinarily well, which which tends to demonstrate that Omaha is fast becoming a real athletic town. Many of the fair ones went to the dif ferent parks on Sundays to see the stal wart Omaha athletes In action. Sunday foot ball this season has proved a .crowd getter, mainly because the men playing the game have cut out the rough tactics. They play foot ball as it should he played. All the teams pot out a couple of nights a week and practiced hard In order that they would be able to show their host of admirers that they could master the Intricate parts of foot ball without tho advantuge of daylight prac tice. In this all the teams succeeded far beyond the expectations of our foot ball experts. The Championship, Out at Fort Omaha today the last con test of the season will be Indulged tn when the Soldiers bump up against the Athletics. Last Sunday the Uelmonts put a crimp in tho Athletics' championship aspirations, but regardless of this fact they arc going in today's row determined to give tho Soldiers their first walloping. To date the Soldiers have a clean slate and from present Indications it looks as though they will end in that shaped The foot ball bugs' have already conceded to day's row to the Soldiers an It la onl" a question of keeping the score, down. Cap tain Vorls of Fort Omaha should be given oodles of' credit for his success ns coach of the Fort Omaha squad. He had the boys outevery day and he drilled them thoroughly In all the rudiments of the game and they have reciprocated by win ning all their games. Although the Superiors were bested In one game by a goal kick, nevertheless, all tho broad-minded foot ball fans of Omaha say that they are the best team this town has ever seen. Their average weight Is approximately 170 pounds. Frank Qulg ley Is the lightest man of the regulars, he tipping the scale at about 167. They ore very anxious to secure another game with the Soldiers. They have done their best to arrange same, but It is impos sible. They offered the Soldiers C0 for a game. They are all willing to lot tho Soldiers claim the championship of Omaha and then play them a post-season game. By comparative scores Uie Superiors look to be twice as good as tho, Soldiers be cause they have beaten every team the Soldiers played by over twice as many points, taking the time of the quarters in consideration. The Superiors have also played every team that had a look In for tho championship. Herewith Is the Superiors' record: Supertors-lt, , 74, it, 6, 13, 33, 50; total, 283. Defenders, 0; Shamrocks, 0; Dodge L'ght Guards, 0; Monmouth Parks. 0; Soldiers, 7: Missouri Valley, 0; Papilllon, 0; Jou Smiths, 0; opponents' total. 7. Three teams that the Superior had games with were cancelled In order that they might play some team that would give them a tougher battle. The Uel monts Is one of these teams. The Do fenders beat them and tho Superiors trimmed the Defenders 44 to 0. The other two teams were tho Athletics and Colum bians. The Belmonts beat both of these teams, so It -wouldn't hardly be necessary for the Superiors to play these teams In order to claim the championship, Wisner I on ihp Sunare. Several teams have turned down games with Wisner, Neb., on the ground tnat rthey would receive rotten treatment. Al- though this kind of Junk has been golng the roundh for several weeks, neverthe less Frank Quigley picked up a team and played Wisner Thanksgiving dav. He re ports that his team was treated like kings. They got a -.square deal on the gridiron; 'it anybody wa favored on de risions they were. The umpire and ref eree were neutral men and they exercised good Judgment. The game itself was very interesting from the start to the finhh. It was close and hard-fought. No slug ging or unnecessary roughness was In dulged In. After the game the Omaha boys were royally entertained by the foot ball team and fans. In the estimation of the Mxteen Omaha boys that went to : Wisner it Is the best small town that they ever visited, and they stand reudy to recommend them as clean sportsmen at any time. Down at Papilllon, Neb., last Thursday, the Sherman Avenue Merchants lost to local w; score, 26 to 12. Nevertheless the Merchants report thai the way they were treated by the Papilllon foot ball team and fans mads them forget that they ever lost a foot ball game. Buckner, rear)'. Beedle and Blonde Ruff rtarred for the Papilllon bunch. This Is the first game the Merchants have lost this year, but considering the fact they were out of their class it is really a victory for them. AIohr- ibr Mldrllu. The Joe Smiths of Council Bluffs had a short but sweet seascn Frank Qulg , has on placed foot bu THE OMAHA a Rest Tomorrow COMTROU WAt' approximately fourteen years. No bones broken. Pretty lucky, eh boys? The Sherman Avenue Merchants made a good pot of dough at Pap(lllon. Some large university ought to giab Walworth, the Wisner, Neb., star. As customary the Defenders wore treated handsomely at Auburn, Neb. My. but those Omaha Tigers must have been asleep on tho Job at ogan, la. The Monmouth Parks' excursion to Mis souri Valley, la., proved a grand succese. Harry Wright of tho Belmonts was crip pled, during tho Uelmont-8henandoh battle. You Omaha managers that turned Wis ner, Neb., down don't know .'what you mltued. The Superiors finished the season last Sunday with the Joe Smiths of Council Bluffs. Harry Dalley of the Superiors, who had his hip chipped last Sunday, '.a fastly re cuperating. Last. Tuesday night the Superiors can celled the game they hud scheduled with Wisner. Neb. That team plciiod up by Frank Quig ley, which played Wisner, Neb., turkey day, made 3115. The Athletics and Soldiers were the only Omaha teams that didn't have a game booked for turkey day. This season the Superiors made a re markuble record. They scored 183 paints to their opponents seven. About 1,S foot ball fans from Wisner and surrounding towns attended the Wis-ner-Omaha Pickups contest. This week tho Superiors will have a banquet. They mnue plenty of dough this season, so they will have some feed. Buckner, tho Papilllon center, Is seriously contemplating going to Yale next year. Kverybody that has aeen'hlm perform marvels nt his work. The Papilllon, Neb., team Is anxious to get a whack at the Soldiers. They will play thelm either In Omaha or at Pa pilllon. Call Blonde Huff at Papilllon, Neb. There don't seem to be any use to pick an "All Star" team this season. From appearances it looks as though the Su periors picked them out before the sea son commenced. AH the out-of-town teams have treated the Omaha teams like gentlemen this sea son. Heretofore in some towns it has been customary to handle the Omahana without kid gloves. Jim Flynn May Be Umpire in Western Jim Flynn, Pueblo fireman, white hope and second best man In the battle be tween him and Jack Johnson Is to bo come an umpire In tho Western league. This statement was made by Jack Has call, chief umpire In this circuit. Jack says T'P O'Neill has not made the an nouncement as yet, but the big "Vuglllst will be there. He also has an offer to work In the Pacific coast league, While Hascall and Chill were umpiring the post-season series between Denver and Minneapolis this fall, Flynn was pressed Into service on the foul lines. Haskell says ho got away good and that ho has been recommended as an umpire for this clague and In all probability will be given an appointment. There Is no doubt but what this an nouncement will be followed by a general depression among the ball players in the Western league, for It Is said, and on good authority that Flynn will be able to keep order on the diamond With much ease. Bertie King, who twice in the last two years has been fined 100 for striking umpires, will pick out' un easier mark than the new limps. Some of the fans even go so far as to say that when Flynn finishes one season as an umpire in this league he will not be a contender for the cahtnplonslilp title, They do say he will have lost all his nerve dodging stray pop bottle and other soft articles such as bricks and ball pats. Well, here's hoping anyhow. Foot Ball Gives Way to the Basket Game Foot ball has been placed on the shelf at Crelghton university and basket ball has taken tho floor. CoacrT Harry Miller of the Crelghton varsity foot ball (earn will also coach the basket ball team. Miller gained his experience In basket ball, as well 'as foot ball, at Notre Dame. A trip of ten days is now being planned, for the second week In. January. On this trip all the best colleges through Iowa and possibly Illinois,- will he played. An attempt will be made to schedule a game with Nebraska, Belle vue and Omaha university also will be placed op the schedule. This Is the second year for Crelghton In basket ball, last year proving -a most successful season. Clans Delfs of the Med ical college acted an coach of last year's team. Prospects are bright for even a better team this year, as all of the old men are back and many more good play- I ers will try for the team. Captain Prucha, who played such brilliant basket ball last 1 year, will again be in wtlli the squad, as ' will Balderson, Khlmerda, Bliss and Hoff- man, although the latter vows he will j not play. Although Crelghton ,1s without a floo i of Its own the Omaha university man agement has offered Its gymnasium and Crelghton will practice there. lie AVnnts .Isriteir. The St. Louis club refuses to .permit Vernon to use Agnew, the drafted catcher, in 1913. "Hap" Hogan tele graphed to George Stovall. suggesting that It would be a great Idea to give Agnew another season of "prepplng" for me majors, out recriveu tins anrwer ' "Nothing doing " Tnniirhlll Mny Pllili The veteran Jess Tonnthhl Is slated to he'Kme a re :ef and ou h pifher lor t M J ok? r. u i- ub, I SUNDAY UEE: DKCKMBKll I, 1M2. Copyright. 1911, National Newi Au'n. ITC NOW 0 IN AN ItLt JOSlt MOw t CUvMID A V Jpe Jackson Joe Jackson, the famous'' outfielder of the Cleveland American leitguu team, the first holdout of the 1913 prn-season. Jack son la one of the greatest batters and also one of tho greatest fly-chasers and throwers In base ball, and theru Is a Al Palzer Receives Severe Jolt When Roly Poly Ross Won NEW YORK, Nov. The champion ship aspirations of Big Al Palter recolved a severe Jolt when he loHt to Tony Boss. at Philadelphia recently. Koss Is the roly- poly heavyweight who acted as a punch ing bag for Joe Joannette at the Garden Athletic club not Ion ago. From all ac counts Palrer wn in poor shape, but Ross was not trained any too fine either, Palser's record since he first attracted attention now stands at five victories and three losses, not counting the heavy weight tournamont In which he took part and was credited with winning. The two ether men who got tho popular decision over Palzer are Frank Moran and Tom Kennedy, The man who alma to be tho leading white hope has won over Ken nedy, Soldier Delaney. Al Kaufman, Bailor White and Bombardier Wells. Compared with the performance of home of his rivals this showing Is not very Im pressive, and evidently. It behooves tho Iowa farmer to bestir himself If he wishes to remain- at the top of the heap. Kveu In his w(nnlng bouts Palter lias been forced to accept a great deal of punish ment. There were times In practically all his bouts when he looked to bo a loner, particularly In that with Wells, and tho bout with Kennedy in which lie scored a knockout. Soldier Delaney knocked him down and Sailor White landed at will until he finally succumbed to Palzer's great strength. However. Palter never yet has been knocked out, thanks to his great recuperative powers. Still unless he learns to protect himself a little better 'he is not likely to get much closer to the championship goal, I -. II -n BBBtSBBBBS- I BS III KT T CIV' V .A.- rZ? J I I In Kill ' IM, ' V V OLD BILL SOHIPKE'S DREAM iiy (iiiiAito ronmitV fjitibwoi.i). Old Bill Scblpke, hunting cove, sat A loojc of eagerness 911 hit face, race, And he ultfhed for the days on the spot that Is fair and clean For the long winter days, and the naught could fill But the touch of tho ball,, as it hurtling spat, from the mighty swing of some warrior's bat ' Into his glove, there, fast to cling, till propelled to Kane, from his arm's sure swing. And he dreamed of the ninth, with the bases filled by the slashing hits of his comrades skilled Of two men down, and naught to well placed. ' , A hit from his bat, which, 'twlzt hands gripped tight, ha cautiously swung from left to right, As with careful eye each pitch he scanned, for the one that was right the scores to land. The first ball sped toward the plute, Meeting the sphere with an awful The chair gave way, and upon his back Old Hill Bchlpke, hunting cove, t roused from his dream bv the Smoke house stove. -:- Drawn, for Wants More pretty general belief that he can get any reasonable amount that he wants to hold out for. Salaries aro known to be unusually low on the Cleveland club, and Jackson Is 'one of the poorest paid stars In the game. Sweeping Changes Are Made ill Code at Georgetown Uni WASHINGTON. town university, authorities have made a sweeping change in their athletio code. Hereafter an athlete who wishes to com peto in athletics at the southern college win navo 10 ue a year resident., The. new code has been sanctioned by the faculltV. To become eligible for any Georgetown athletio team hereafter a student must first have a residence of five months, not Inaludlng the time between June 18 and September 16 flftd it thft Burn tint V student cannot play In the same scholastic year in wnich he has registered in any branch of Georgetown university. Till makes a one-year rpsldence rule of It practically, though not technically. An uthletn entering Georgetown In Septem btr and coming from another school which he has represented on any varalty team If that school Is one of more thar 160 registered male students could not play foot ball that fall or base ball tho nest spring. But the man who entered in January and was In classes for the closing five months of a school year, passing his work, of course, would be eligible for foot ball the noxt fall, which would be another school year. Gallagher, who came her from Yale, will not bo affectod. His case Is men tioned to show how the rules operate. He never represented the New Haven college In any meet, being a freshman last year. So he can run fop Georgetown this spring. H la It) the same position as a student who might come from Yalu and makn his start In athletics here. Had ho represented his school In any branch of spqrt last year he would have to wait until the fall of 1913. T one day by the Hmokehouuo stove, ' as his thoughtii hied on to tho coining diamond green, and he sighed for the winter chill, had roused a feeling that erase the opponents' lead, but a hit, i at which 0)1 swung at terrific rate, crack-'- The Bee by George McMnus Olt'DCAU JfTWf THOUGHT OU WRC A CRE1GHT0N HAS GOOD YEAR Foot Ball Team Has Raised Standard of Athletics at School. STANDS FOR CLEAN FOOT BALL Collrnc Spirit lit lhi t ntvrralty Has ltrrn AivnLcncil tit n Mnrketl Dearcc Better Trnlnlnir Facilities .Needed. The game between Crelghton and South Dnkuta Stato university on Crelgh ton field Thursday marked the close of one of tho best souons Crlghton has ever enjoyed. The success has not been from merely a financial standpoint, al though this rector must be taken Into account, but from tho host of frlund.i tho university has made. Crelghton hus taken a stand for tho cleanest kind of font ball and Coach MllUr has taught his men to play a clean game, even when their opponent3 do not. Miller -would not tolorato the slightest hint of dirty, foot ball and caoh of Ills men Is heartily In accord with his teach ings. They displayed tlie force of lilit leadlines In tho canto with Mornlngsldo at Sioux City, when Ctelghton played a clean game. The year has been reniarkuble for the awakening of college spirit amontf tho students, who have paraded the streets before the game nnd rooted In the most encouraging style, Omaha has been made to appear like a real college town during practically all of Crelghton' big games here, The crowds have been larger than during any previous year, which is partly due to the students' ticket. Closo to 1,000 students have attended tho games and the number of outsiders has Inoroaaed proportionately. All of the games have been clean and fast and spectators have bean assured of a clean .game, no rnattar which team won. v Mannjremrnt Pleased. The Crelghton management Is well pleased with the work of Coach Harry tiller and Btudcnt Manager Jtistln Young. Tho material aiiurr nau light and Incxperlencei and although the team finished the season with nlno vet erans In tho lineup, these were prac tlcally tho only men who could fill tho positions. Thero was no material among (h. imhitltutcs deemed good enough to .in ihn reirnlnrs at a moment's notice and the veterans were forced to play through the games In spttn of in juries. Parker, Hanson, Blmon LeVay. Collins and Brennan were the only new men to make good. Practice llwura Short. Tn addition to the lack of substltutss Miller has been handicapped by the short time for practice every nrurnoon. mo n,.,l.lr,n ! IMUtt tO allQW tllS fOOt ball players extra tlmo tor practlco and they wore forced to auemi an oinnBin. 1 . r.ult many of them were tinablo -to report for practice until between :30 and 5 o clock, leaving lets limit an uo-ji during tho latter part of tho season ror practice. m. 1 i.u rrlllll for keen- 1 nru navo umi , , Ing the men In good condition, and as a consequence whvn they met teams hko Bouth Dakota und Ht. Louis, condition ninv.,1 m Imnortant part In tne game. The coach has been unable to keep his .., nniini' sunervlslon and dictate the food eaten, nor has he been able to fir the hours they should keep. Manr to Graduate. Tho outlook for next year Is far from htohi m Mi nt this years team will' be lost by graduation, necessitating a new team again next year. Coach Miller has been forced to face this handicap at thu beginning of every season. Those who will graduate arei P- Levey, ngm nan, . mi.dic: Hal nr. left end, n dent! Homer- son, left half, a dnntj Hopkins, right guard, a lawyer; Simon Ivey, quarter, a pharmacist! Collins, a guard, an arts atnrfrnt. and Hal . tackle, a medic. Maurice Miller will again bo with the team, as will IJrennan, Parker, Hasuon, McCarthy, McGrane, Tamlsen pnd Han ley. Crelghton' record for the season has been good, containing five victories and three defeats. All the defeats weru by fast teams. 8t. Louis, Mornlngslde and Rimlh Dakota. In all these gnmrs. Crelghton, although the loser, fought to the last ditch and only succumbed to hlgh-clAM foot ball. The total points scored for the season gives Crelghton an advantage of fourteen points. Cretgh ton's total scores amount to ICS, while those of its opponents total H3. The I record : Crelghton ISKearnoy J Crelghton ..... . JTYankton ... Crelghton mtaniuette Crelghton 7 Mornlngslde W Crelghton 3Ht. Louis,. Crelghton , SlOmaha university. It CrciKhton .. MTarklo J Crelghton OBouth Dakota.. ., 8S Total ...ia Total W Kami Trulnluir Quarters. Manager McGraw last night settled all talk as to the Giants' spring training place when lie said; "1 bullova in letting well enough atone, Wo have, no causa to be dissatisfied with Marlln as a training camp, and I never seriously contemplated a shift " 1 'three Want Kltnir. 1 Though Johnny Ktlng announced his Intention to retire from base ball forever on,! riftl-ntf. All hlH tlma tn hllllarri 1 room. It Is said that three National j wlnaZTl'r 3-S I Aft HOW' "TRAMP WEATHER BADFOR SHOOTERS Duoks and Qeeso Still Linger in the North and Refuse to Budgo. GAME IS SCARCER THAN EVES. Hluoe thr Piisaiiffn tit a ,n.rr Prohib ition Use nf J,It Plareons nt Traps That I'nl-ni of Sport Is Gradually Dyings Out. There Is nothing to It, hunting news Is Indeed a slender quantity in these contin ued balmy days. For years there has been nothing known like it and the ata son has been the poorest tn ten years for the shooters. There are a til, I many ducks arid geese lingering evoti farther north than this, -j but the weather Is so wondorfully calm fl and peaooful that they absolutely refuse - to move, There Is no tnornlnir and even- Unr flights on either tho river or the marshes, nnd the hunters have simply 3 quit going out. except tho most enthusl- 5 astlp, and they generally return empty- ' handed, The law gave but two weeks' open quail season this fall, but It Is safe to say that thero wasn't Mo birds killed in the whole state. In many favorable localities there ware literally no birds, and there are probably fewer birds tn thtr state this year than over before in Its history. Tho effect of last winter's severe weather Is being observed with a good deal of alarm, for It will require a atretech of at least two or three yearn for tho quail to recover the ground they havo lost. Not only were th6 quail soarcr, but It has been the sumo with all other kltjds of game geese, ducks, chickens and Jack-i snlpo tho poorest season for many years. nut tne scarcer tho game becomes tho greater the number of men who want to nunt and shoot. It is said that the flv well known factories in this country load 800,009,000 shells annually, and the total sales reach over $20,000,000 on shotgun shells alone, not Including metallic am munition or guns. There are over 300,000 empty shells sold every year. Theso are loaded by Individuals and dealers. From thfne figures it Is possible to form some Idea of the quantity of game killed an- nually In this country, and which must be reproduced every season to enable the hunts, to continue their sport. It should not require much further argument to show the sportsmen of the land the need of living Up religiously to tho game laws, however rigid they may consider them, i To preserve the game for any Indefinite periou new laws and more strenuous still must be enacted. , As in Nebraska, so it Is in all of our j, adjacent states; game of all -'kinds has 1 been scarcer than ever before. Some at tribute this tr last winter's sover weather rather than to any excessive hunting- on the purt of tho sportsmen. While the In roads made by the gunners Is certainly a large one, It can In no wise be compared to tho destructive work of a terrible win ter like we experienced last year. Ralph Crandell, the Chapman merchant, formerly of Omaha, says there were quite a few mallards and greenwing teal killed on the Platte near his place during tho early part of this week, but during the closing days every man who went out got skunked. Ilalph has one of the snug as t shooting lodges In Nebraska, located on an Island, which he has purchased, about three miles east of the village. The chairman of the biological survey at Washington. In his report this week, nnnounoi'.i in his report that ho has re calved six applications for tho euperln tendency of the new game preserve es tablished by President Tsf( on the reser vation at old Fort Niobrara, among whom Is QUI Prancke. th w.li.u tinWTI Vol. n tine sportsman and substate game flih commissioner. Mr. Francko states that the entire reservation is to be devoted to this game preserve. Itabbits are said to be about the only game to be normally plentiful this fall, the weedy creek beds in all parts of the state lielnir fairly alive with them. In d drive up north of Stanton one day this week over 300 cottontails were brdught to bag, together with one pralrlo wolf. The bald and golden eagle will be in cluded tn the .list of birds that are pro tected the year around. In a bill that Is to ho presented to the next legislature. It Is also hinted that an open and closed season will be provided for the muskrat. whloh la now considered one of the most valuable of all'fur bearing animals. in times of a scarcity of game, such as is how being experienced, It would seem that the shooters would turn more en thusiastically to trap shooting, But they do not, and trap shooting is a sport that Is undAnfahlv ran!,1!!!- rivlnt n,f afR-. the passage of the law prohibiting tho use of live pigeons at the trap, tho pas time hits been steadily on the decline. The sudden death of J. X Derlght Thanksgiving day was a severe shock to hundreds of .sportsmen throughout the city and state, as there were few more ontiiunaettc gunners than Mr. Delight His favorite sport was duck shooting and he made weekly trips all through the spring and fatl shooting seasons, Ha was a good shot and a whole-souled, genial fleid companion.