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THE SCTtAXTOX TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY MOItXIXG, MAltCII 18, 1896.
hound TIE s
SCIEKGE OF FOOT BULL
Coocn Woodruff Discusses the Tech
aical Points of the Game.
COLLEGES' VARIOUS TACTICS
Yale's la Bucking Oamo-Uarvartl Is
Theoretical bHt Not Practical-Coin-.
blned Strategy end Strength
lue Suceesa of the 1. K
Coach George W. Wood ruff, of the
I'lilverslty of Pennsylvania foot -bull
team, recently wave the Una of a. serlest
of loot -ball tulK which have been ar
l aliped by the foot-ball oommlttoe fur
the 1'iilverslty of V enimylvantJ players
ami UevotoeH of the game. Among other
tilings he suiU:
"The maine UH played at eai-h of the
blar untvernltle 1h Mirruumlecl by a iVif-l't-tent
and illntlnotive atmosphere, dic
tated by ita characteristic, feature. . At
Yale It In essentially a htteklnir Kame.
She tenches her runners to ro throuKh
her opponents and not to dodge them.
rei-ent years the same Is true of
l'rinceton. Harvard endeavors to
avoid bucking:, and seeks to develop the
trame on a theoretical line which is not
practicable. Her failures are due to
this. At Pennsylvania we have tried
to develop a bucking Rame, but not
that kind of a bucking game which ut
rar ka a stationary line. We have sought
to lead our Hue to form at the point
attacked, and our backa to buck their
own line; lit other words, we- seek to
have our line buck our opponent and
our backs to simply follow up their at
tack with the bull. In addition to this,
we have tiled to advance the ball und
Irlain Us possession by kicking. These
two niav lie said to be the salient
points of Pennsylvania's play, the at
mubphere which wui rounds It.
NO NKKn KOIl TRICKS.
' To do this we do not use tricks.
Tricks don't pay In root-hall. There Is
not time enotiKh to practice them. 1
cannot remember but one Instance in
which u trick succeeded. Then Haug
coached a Young Men s Christian Asso
ciation team to meet Yale. He had
one man receive the ball. He fell quU-k-Iv
Uat upon his face with the ball uniler
him while the remainder of the team
formed closely together and ran off to
one side. The entire Yale team followed
them, und the man, jumping up, scored
"In 1SS4, when as a freshman at Yale
I first began to play foot ball, there
was no such thine as Interference fit
team play. Every man who advanced
the ball did so through his own exer
tions. There were but three men in
thai year who were given the ball to
run with It at all. These three men
were the half-backs and quarter-back
and no one thought of such a tliintc as
pushing them. In '85 1 was the Hist
rusher to tuke the ball, it being: given
to me when it was accidentally dis
covered that I could advance It. Then
began the. advancing of the ball by
line men. The same year Princeton
Buve the ball to Cowan and next year
the tackles were also pressed into ser
vice, so that In "MS for the first time
seven men carried the ball. The center
never took it. To suggei-t that the ends
run With it would have been considered
ridiculous. Stranger still, the full-back
never took it. Why, 1 cannot tell.
"There was never any concerted In
terference. There were individual dem
onstrations of such tendencies, how
ever. Heecher, while playing1 quarter,
would frequently follow a runner with
his hands on his hips and shift him to
the right or left to avoid a plaer. He,
however, never thought of instructing
another to do the same., Piatt, an end
rush, also displayed a remarkable tend
ency. With out an Instructor he In
stinctively developed u hnblt of start
ing down the field before Heecher when
the latter carried the ball. The effect
was startling and these two rarely fail
ed to advance the ball on such occa
sions. Yet It never occurred to any
of us to Imitate him, much less for two
or three of us to do so.
K RACKED l'KHFKCTION.
"The Idea of a line man Interfering
Was unheard of. 1 first discovered tms
P'Mtslhllity in 1KS9. I hurtled to New
Haven with it, where It was Incredul
ously received. However, It was later
tried in a modified form and gradually
reached Its perfection.
' "In ' 1 wus coaching the Hill School
team at pottstown. The Instructors
were permitted to play with their
classes, and 1 played at guard. The
idea of a guard's duties were then that
he should remain steadfastly rooted In
his place, blocking his opponent. 1
found my boy hulf-baclts could not grain
ground and 1 began to leave my place
In line and to go with them around the
end. I was struck with the singular
success attendant upon our efforts.
, "Communicating my discover to Wal
ter Cam . he clamped It us impossible.
Nevertheless lale tried to get the full
back and half-backs to precede the
runner. In 'W) Hettieflnger, from his
Place nt guard, did likewise, and there
by won for himself and .Morrison, his
fellow-guard, the name of the greatest
it was Charlie Rchoff who sounded
the death-knell of It. Yale, in '92. sent
her uruards. tackle ends and quarter
buck around the end, followed by her
back. Around one end of Pennsyl
vania's line they never failed to gain.
Sehoff, however, on the other side,
ducked his head and. striking the for
ward runners below the knees, tumbled
them all In a heap and Yale did not
once gain an inch, Srhnff was the first
man to break up Interference, und by
his work he showed the frultlcssness of
this style of play.
"V meanwhile were using every va
riety of wedges. We had center wedges
and end wedges, tackle wedges and re
volving 'Vs. They were so painfully
slow that we were forced to abandon
them. Then we hit upon the plan which
developed what I consider the best play
ever used on the gridlorn.
"We found that by having our tackle
end and full-back leave their places
YES, ALUMINUM BICYCLES,
Each of Aluminum, In eae pUc, without
iolnt ml any Mad.
. We aim Have the Famous
UNION CRACK A JACK. II
CALL IN ADO LET US TALK TO YOU.
CHASE i FflRRAR .
bicycle I u jt Qi opp.
WJKULONg, LKaCa 01.) CwirfhwM.
ALL REPAIMG GD1BAITEED.
before the ball was In play they could
assume the same formation as we had
been painstakingly arranging' before
the ball was snapped. The ball could
then be passed back before the oppos
ing team could adjust themselves to
the attack. We tried It against Tale,
It was wonderfully successful and had
It not been for our great defensive
weakness we would have beaten them.
THE SYSTEM WEAK.
"Acalnst Harvard the same year we
were discouraged by the failure of the
umpire to keep their men outside. They
would follow our players when iney
left their places regardless of the fact
that the ball had not been snapped:
We Were beaten, und the one weak
ness of the system was developed, that
It depended Uon strict officials.
"We were prevented from using it in
4. the next year, because of the legis
lation of the colleges. They decree.l
that but three men could start before
the ball was In Play. We were com
pelled to lliui some new system.
'We east about and discovered tnai
we could overcome the rule by placing
our men behind the line In the same po
sition as formerly. We later found that
we could secure a much more formid
able attack by utilizing our guards for
this purpose. By the play now known
as 'guards back' we could' slip them to
the right or left prepared to start off as
did the play, The beauty of the new
formation was that it permitted of a
great diversity of plays. We could
form a tandem at any point In the line
and In this way execute innumerable
"The formation had the advantages
that It was formidable, deceptive and
readily adjustable to any play. It was
not what It appeared a trick but was
a deceptive formation from which we
played straight foot bail.
"Such is the history of Interference
and team play. The other essentiul
part of the game today is kicking.
Kicking Is effective only inasmuch as It
admits of a new diversity of play, and
as It takes ihe strain of a few men. It
need not be a long kick, for it has been
shown that the short kick Is quite as
effective. Hurvard twice scored on us
by short kicks."
BOAT HACK COURSE.
Either Saratoga or Potiihkecpsle Will Be
Selected Nest Month.
The members of the committee ap
pointed to select u course for the 'Var
sity boat races to be rowed between
crews from Columbia. Harvard, Cor
nell and the I'nlversity or Pennsyl
vania met at the New York I'nlversity
Athletic club Saturday evening. The
del, gates present were Thomas Helth
I'nlversity of Pennsylvania; Guy
Itlchurds, Columbia college: W. S.
White, Cornell, and O. H. Alumt'ord,
The meeting lasted more than three
hnurs, but the delegates were unable
to agree upon a course, and adjourned,
to meet again on April 4. Only two
places figured In the discussion
namely, Saratoga nud Poughkeepsle.
Cornell and Columbia favored Pough-
keepsle, while Harvard and Pennsyl
vania held out for Saratoga.
(iuy Kk'hards stated after the con
fidence that the delegutes expected to
select a course at their next meeting.
Ailthtnctie and Uood Roads.
The census returns show thut there
are In the L'nited Slates about 15,WH,-
ftuu horses, over L'.OOO.OtHi mules and 4.
two asses. The annuul cost of feed for
these animals is about Sl.dTti.OOO.OOO.
On fine stone roads one horse can haul
as much as three horses ran haul over
the average dirt road of this counery.
It is estimated that it would be neces
sary to build about 1.000,000 miles of
macadamised road In the l'nited
States in order to have as good a sys
tem of public highways as Is found In
several European staUs. At $4,1100 per
mile this would Involve an outlay of
$4,wi0.uu0,000, a pretty large sum of
Hut if one-half of the draught ani
mals could be dispensed with by the
building of such rouds there would be
an annual saving of $;:is,000.000 in the
feed bill. This Is 3 per cent. Interest
on Jliti.OOO.OOO.OiH). Consequently, If
road bonds were issued bearing ,1 per
cent, interest more than 6.000.000 miles
of macadamized road could be built
without Increasing the annual ex
penses one dollar. The people are pay
ing J per cent, on :',000.000,000 In order
to keep tip the present bad roads,
while It would not cost them one-sixth
of that sum annually to build the
l.ooo.otin miles needed In order to put
this country on a par with France In
the matter of good roads.
Princeton's Nine chosen.
Captain Hradley, of the Princeton
base ball team, has notified six of the
new candidates to discontinue prac
ticing, and ordered the veterans of last
year's team to begin active work In the
Marring accidents the team will be
as follows: Titus, catcher; Smith and
Oraham, substitutes; Kelly, first base;
Sunkey, second base; Ounster, third
base; Ward, short stop; P.radley, Steu
ter and Wheeler, outfield. The man
agement have been compelled to till
the five vacancies on the team from
substitutes of lust year's nine, as none
of Ihe freshmen sandldates were up to
the 'varsity mark. Altman, ',': Wil
son, '7; Kaston. '98; Jayne, '7, and
Camogun. '9fi. were retained for the
box and have entered upon the sea
International Billiard Tourney.
An International billiard tourna
ment between Schaefer, Ives and eith
er tlarnler or Plot has been arranged.
It will be a sweepstakes, a man
and i.i.OoO added money. The tourna
ment will take three weeks, one con
tent being played in Chicago, one In
Hoston and the third In New York It
will commence In Chicago .May lo.
BASE BALL XOTKS.
.iK i! Ti.""'.10 hH lwhat 'he St. iJoiils
. ... ,,, tllr ,. uiv s on this sea
temlersttrry I""t b" 0n of C'hriH' b"''
(lenlle "Jeems" Mn!H th
ager of the New York club, is said to be
i i"" I i uis nome on staton
Island. .. ami a benefit is proposed
for his at New Vbrk. " F u
Joseph Keenan of New York, late
ui lit nui-nn-r r.asiern League club
has signed with the llornell.vliu r. '
captain and short stop. Kdille Murphy, of
iiia,i,91Uy ui m.ii year s team,
has also signed as pitcher.
The Wllkes-Barre Heenrrl iji.ii
adelvhla throtlvh 'hurlev Haiiiv 'hi .-a-
son makes an arrangement that miy
prove of great value and benefit to th
Quaker City club. When Itellly was al
lowed to go to Syracuse and take chares
of KuntXHch'a team this season as man
ager and captain It was provided that
Mellly is to belong to the Philadelphia
club and subject to reoall at any time.
An additional agreement was effected thut
Philadelphia should have without com
pensation any man Syiucuwe might de
velop that gave promise of being fuit
enough for big league company at the
end of the season, or In fact any or all
players deemed of aufhVlent value for
Philadelphia to desire. The Quaker City
management can thus take any man at
the close of the season by drafting prior
to any other National league team anil
still owns her representative on the Star
Infield. Carey, of Baltimore, Is simply
loaned to Syracuse and can be utilized
only as Hanlon deems bet-t. as Mott. Hie
Baltimore correspondent to Bporting Life,
says: '.Not a few believe that H union
has done a wise thing to farm Carey out
where he may develop In constant prac
tice, rather than dry rot on the bench,
and at the same time have a rope around
his neck to haul him back to Baltimore
should that course be deulrable at the end
or the season.' " ,
Kid Madden, who was once a erei
pitcher on the Boston club, is said to l"
dying of consumption at Portland. .M
GENERAL SPORTING NOTES
Average Bicycle Year Sftonld Not Be
More Thai 62 1-2.
EARLY BASE BALL TRAINING
Dog That Attracted Atteatloa at the
Chicago Show Veteraa John, Uoe
an Honest Admirer of Sport.
Temperate Ball Platers.
The average bicycle gear this year U
about UC',i to CS. For ordinary riding;
purposes the gear should certainly not
be higher, as It will be found hard to
piopel the wheel up a hill or' against a
strong wind. lo not let the talk about
how easy it la to acquire speed with a
high gear lead you Into ordering your
wheel too highly geared. The saving
In the number of pedal revolutions on
a very high gear Is not nearly so great
as Is commonly supposed and It can be
set down as a truth that If you wish to
go fast you must pedal fast, while it
Is also true that the exertion required
to make each revolution of the wheel
increases proportionately to the height
of the gear. The best average gear. It
has been found from experience Is
It looks as If some base ball clubs
made too early starts on the southern
training trips. Poor weather has un
done all of the benefits gained by the
few days training; some received. Re
duce avordupola one day and pick it
up the next la the lot of the Giants,
Reds and other clubs. That old ene
my of athletes styled Charley Horse
has played havoc with many players.
This Is an affliction peculiar to people
who engage in violent exercise after a
period of Idleness and then catch cold.
It Is soreness In the muscles of legs
and is exceedingly painful. It defies
liniments and only succumbs to rest.
One dog that has been attracting a
deal of attention at the Chicago show
is a collie entered in the catalogue un
der the name of The Strange Adven
tures of Miss Brown. Hack of the col
lie Is a placard which sets forth the
fact that the dog had been washed
overboard by one sea and back by an
other. Colonel John It. Rogers, the
theatrical manager, is the owner of the
dog. and it was while crossing the At
lantic with the colonel that the dog with
the long name had the dose call Indi
cated. John Hoey, the veteran sportsman,
who died last Wednesday, was a man
sought to sit in judgment in shooting
and racing events, etc. He was singu
larly fitted for the trying position of
judge or referee. He commanded re
spect by an unflinching firmness and
thorough knowledge of the games.
Sportsmen never questioned his hon
esty. His judgment was also admira
ble. He had the happy faculty of be
ing amiable under all conditions. A
protest wus ruled upon In a firm, dig
nified manner, und the objector was
generally sntiMtled. For years he was
referee of all the Important pigeon
matcehs of the various gun clubs
about New York, and in every instance
his decisions have been received as
final and satisfactory. He served the
Jockey club faithfully as putrol judge
for several years, and on the retire
ment of Judge Slmmonds this winter
Mr. Hoey received the well merited
promotion to a sent In the-judges' box.
It is all well and good for base ball
managers to announce each spring
that they will not countenance any Im
bibing umong their players. There
isn't a league club handler who fails
to make this declaration every spring.
However, it would be much better If
they carried out their assertions.
When the season is on men will break
over and the manager either lacks the
nerve or Is Influenced by friendship,
etc., and allows the offence to go un
punished, possibly saying, "A glass of
beer now and then after the game will
not hurt him." Captain Ewing, of the
Cincinnati Kedsi. is going to pursue a
good plan. Kwing does hot believe in
denying his men a glass of beer when
they are in good condition. He knows
that a man never wants anything so
much as that which Is denied him, and
that if his players are told that they
must not drink for the next seven
months some of them at least will be
sorely tempted and may fall. There.
fore Captain Kwing makes his prohi
bition a limited one. "Hoys." he said,
"there must be no more beer drinking
In the crowd while the team Is In train
ing. 1 know that a glass of beer will
not hurt you while you are In condi
tion, but at preent. while you are not
in condition. I think it advisable that
none of you touch a drop for live weeks
at least." ,
HOW TO HIDE. ' ' .
Comparatively Few Wheelmen know
About llandlo Oar and Saddlo.
There Is such a variety of opinion as
to the proper adjustment of saddles
and handle bar si that an attempt to es
tablish any set rules Is practically Im
possible. Most men riders prefer the
saddle set toward the forward extreme
if any, with the handle bars set low
enough to cause the body to lean for
ward. , ,
This forward position Is, of course.
Increased or diminished According to
the individual ideas of the rider, al
though it Is g-enerully agreed thut for
ordinary road riding a position that
requires a moderate Inclination so as
to grip the handles without either
resting the entire weight or the body
upon. them or having the handle bars
so high as to cause any bending- or the
elbows is the best. For women riders
the saddle Is usuully set lower to per
mit easy mounting and dismounting,
although os they become more profi
cient they are likely to raise It some
what. But by a strange Inconsistency
they not only retain the handle bars
at a high adjustment, but also with the
The curves of an upturned handle
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Iu my new store, 324
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Fishing Tackle and
Good gqpds and fair
OPENING L1ARCH 21ST
A. W. JURISCH.
bar are neither graceful nor useful, be
cause) of the required bending- of the
arms at the elbow. They cause an un
due strain, which not only Interferes
with the ease of steering, but soon
tltea the rider. The highest grade ma
chines, however, are provided with ad
justable handle bars, which can be
easily arranged to conform to upturn
or downturn Ideas to suit the whim of
FAST MEN TO MEET.
Record-Breaker Uaajlltoa to B Matobed
with Micaael. the r reach Chaaaploa.
Dlataae Will Be Twenty Miles, la
paced. ' I
William Hamilton, the unpaced king
and holder of the paced records for the
short distances, will be matcheU
against Michael, the great French
rider, for a race at twenty miles) or
longer distance, each rider to have his
own pace making, the contest to take
place in this country.
Hamilton and his team mates have
left Coronado. where they have now
Iteen for two months breaking records.
The party captured thirteen world's
records. Including both the miles. Hying-
and standing, the two-thirds and
other shorter distances. The Coro
nado track will now be occupied by the
team which has been at Santa Monica
for the past three months. This team
decided Jjo make the change' last week
and on Saturday night their pace
making machines, ten tandems, two
triplets, , a quadruplet and about a
score- of single machines, were burned
in a railroad wreck near San Diego,
The tam was not on this train and the
sextuple were ln San Francisco.
Wheel have been sent for to take the
place , the lost machines and active
trainUkgls going on on borrowed ma
chlnetv Wltttn a week the record breaking
attempts will begin, and these will
continue for two months at least, or
until the circuit opens In this country.
The men have been under good care
for three months and are in excellent
shape for the work before them. The
sextuplet was found Impracticable on
a third of a mile track, therefore the
Klser. of nayton. Ohio: Randall, the
big- Hochester rider; 1M wards and,
Hattop. of California, will be sent for
the records behind teams composed of
some of the best men of the entire
LOCAL BICYCLE NOTES.
!?taaei & Farrar, the Linden street
agMM, have added the Union to their
list. high class wheels.
A fcreat many of the Oreen Ridge Wheel
mefewlll attend the Scrunton likyele
eliiWs' benefit next Friday evening- in a
The Barnes Cycle company of Syracuse
la building a ten-seated machine to be
called the "Double Quint" which will be
used to pace KdJie bald Tor records.
Hinghamton will hold a race meet on
IHnffhamton will hold a race meet on
Memorial Day. The Scrunton flyers will
make their first appearance for the sea
son at that time.
The Suranton Bicycle club Is leaving no
stone- unturned to make their gymnastic
exhibition, to be held in the Krotblngham
Friday evening, a success. The -boys de
serve a big turnout, and weliope they will
A. V. Jurisch will formally open his now
store in the Hotel Jermyn with a grand
opening next Saturday afternoon and nv
fiilg. Kach lady caller will be presented
with a handsome bouquet, the gentlemen
Will also receive a souvenir.
The West Knd Wheelmen of Wllkes
Hurre have already received a sanction fur
u Fourth of July race meet. VHke-Hurru
lias u gaod many wheelmen, but their
flyers don't worry the Seranton cracks.
Tliey never did cut much froten water
with our boys at any of the race meots
last year or year before.
One of the best Informed men In town
on matters pertaining to bicycles nr..l
bicyclists is ftichurd Wambold, of the
Oreen Kldce Wheelmen. "Ilek" has had
charge of the Oreen Klilge Wheelmen's
racing team for two seasons, and has
shown much good "horse sense" In the
management of the leu in durintr that
Politics are getting very warm on the
corner of flreen Kids0 street and Sander
son avenue. We understand that one fac
tion of the Oreen Hldge Wheelmen have
ordered a "Sextuplet" from a prominent
bicycle manufacturing firm, with which
they intend to gather up all belated mem
bers who they think will vote fuvorably
to their side at the yeurly meeting.
WANT UP TODME WHS.
WE HIVE THEM. THEY ARE THfc
Strictly High Grade
And Cost $100.00.
FOOTE & SHEAR CO.,
AGENTS, 119 WASHINGTON AVE.
FOR A NEW BICYCLE or the repair ol a
E. R. PARKER,
Who has the longest experience In this line of
any man In the city. You will save money by
following thle advice. jji SPRUCE ST.
IT'S A FLYER
and the velocity of wind, fteam and
wings are eucgested by his progress.
The bicycle fe the moet Important Inno
vation In means of travel since the Intro
duction of the locomotive, and we are In
the Infancy of Its use, construction and
means of propulsion.
Healthy-minded people are those wht
commend and practice He use.
To such we need hardly say. Tour blcy.
ele should be the latest and best.
Call and examine ours before buying.
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BICYCLES FOR SOLDIERS
Philadelphia Now Wants a Compaay
of Military Wheelmen.
GENERAL MILES ENTHUSIASTIC
Tea Belays Bod from New York to
Washington la One Day-BleyeU
May Ha Employed la aotlva
QoTernnMnt Service, -
Philadelphia Is to have an organiza
tion of military wheelmen, it will be
known as the l'nited States Wheelmen
of Philadelphia und it la modeled after
associations of the same kind in
Washington and New York.
The large amount of attention now
being directed by military authorities
not only in this country but In Kurope
to the availability of the bicycle In con
nection with army work Is resjionslble
for the formation lu several cities of
cycling organisations with a more or
less military flavor. In Washington,
D. C a company was formed during
last summer which was recruited rrom
members of the militia and they took a
chler hand In carrying Into effect tho
project to convey a despatch from the
national capital to 'General Miles at
Fort Hamilton, New York, by means
of relays of bicycle riders. There were
ten relays, two men to each relay, and
the entire distance, LMtf'i miles, was
covered In the exceptionally good time
of 23Vi hours.
LIEUTENANT STEVENS' TRIP.
About a month previous to the ride
Lieutenant Stevens, of Fort Hamilton,
had made a liesurely trip rfom New
York to Washington a-wheel. stopping
for a couple of days In Philadelphia,
visiting A. H. MacOwen. president of
the Pennsylvania Bicycle club, und ob
taining from the Historical society and
other sources duta for a report upon
the route followed by General Wash
ington from Washington. U. . anil
the availability of the roads as theyi ex
ist at present for the movement or ord
nunce and urmy trains. At that time
the project ror the relny ride from
Washington to New York had not tak
en shape. Lieutenant Stevens' report
Is Paid to be an extremely Interesting
and Important one. Jic. with Captain
Staubach, assisted In bringing
through the tenth relay In thp teeth
of snow and sleet from New Bruns
wick to New York. i
The idea of the ride originated with
General Miles and tirlgudter General
Ordway. The wheels ridden by the
men averaged 22 lbs. in weight, and
euch man curried twenty-two rounds
of ammunition and the regulation
FOH ARMY PITRPOSES.
The ride demonstrated fully that for
many purposes the bicycle can be ef
ficaciously used for army purposes,
more especially In the line of scouting
and carrying despatches. According
to Information in the hands of Commander-in-Chief
Miles, there are at
present iu the army between :t,0ou and
4.000 oliicers and men who are able to
use the bicycle, and he has expressed
himself on more than one occasion as
being In favor of the employment of
the bicycle In active service.
In the light of the trend of military
The queen of heart in all thei. parti,
If you can go by rum w'
It an. who rid.. wheel, and glides
About in dainty bloomers.
And Control the Leading Makes of the Coun
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opinion As regards the bicycle, the
movement of last week In Philadelphia
la worthy of note. There was quite a
large gathering and twenty-live men
were enrolled at once. From the In
terest taken in the movement It Is ap
parent that Philadelphia will have this
year as large an organisation of mili
tary wheelmen as the several other
cities where such associations were
formed last year. .
" PIGEON SHOOTING.
Soma Iohsmaa Practices Which Were
Tolorated ia the Past.
Pigeon shooting is not as popular as
It once was. says the Philadelphia
Record. The cruelty connected with
the sport sets many people against it.
Some of the practices which have
been tolerated in pigeon shooting
matches were truly devilish. It was
once a common practice to hire profes
sional truppvrrt to ilo the work In all
big matches, and the Ingenuity dis
played by these men to make the pig
eon start on a crazy flight would put
the inventors of the Spanish Inquisi
tion to shame. One favorite trick was
to bite or break the pigeon's toes, the
Idea being that It could not stand long
when the trap was opened. Another
was to apply cayenne pepper to va
rious parts of the bird, which, in its
agony, would dart In the most aston
ishing gyrations. . A most refined
method of torture was to pluck a small
feather from the bird's breast, and
plunge the needle-pointed quill
through the nostrils. Plus and gimp
tacks were often plunged Into a bird's
body, while It was not uncommon for
some trappers to throw snuff In the
eyes of a pigeon Jimt before It was
placed In the trap.
In contests between two shooters for
a stake it was generally In order for
each man to Und the birds at which
his opponent was to shoot. In some
cases these were trained for days to
speed away from the trap, and in one
prominent mutch a novel scheme to
get fust birds was employed by a man
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He offered Ml cents a pair for bis pick
of fifty birds from a large loft, 'and this
being accepted, he went to the loft and
selected only hen birds, which were
setting, rearing young. Ilia Idea was
that they would hurry toward their
homes faster than if bound by no ma
ternal ties. He lost the match, and
many a pigeon lost Its mother.
With all the trapping tricks left nut,
and expert shooters participating, who
kill as a rule with the first barrel, the
cruelty part of the business la reduced
to a minimum, but even then It Is bad
enough, for recognised good shots
have off days, and many a bird gets
over the boundary only to die a linger
ing death from stray shot landed In
AMONG Tilt: PIGS.
Fits got $I0,0W from hhi fight with
laher; f.m from his show at .MadUon
Square garden; tt.M for his p,rfonii
anee In Brooklyn last, and is to receive
H.nUU for this week.
Heter Mailer's manager announces tht
his protege will be In Buffalo next week to
meet Bob H ltiimmon.4 in a limited round
liout. Maher is eomuietit the champion
cannot put him out In four rounds.
They say Charley Mtchell Is coming
over. He careful how you bet on any.
thing Mitchell hus a hand In. He made a
foriune In the l'nited Slates by betting on
losers, himself lneliuled.
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anteed. "The Winton is a Winner."
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