Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on June 21, 1896 · Page 12
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 12

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, June 21, 1896
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"*.*».* If you want a 3 minute >V- y^tt -:j': >• il;w.>-£ci '."••• '/•;,;.'; _-„,*.;; i ."I _'**•"• . l : '^.';v:i-; CREAM FREEZER, ^ A BICYCLE, : H| A REFRIGERATOR, A Screen Door, A Window Screen Or anything in the Hardware line at CLJT PRICES, this week call on Ch»lrie» A "Nbw Ktputtd to fe« ot th« HABLES B. IR.. th'e ' JOHN T. FLANEGIN'S, 310 Market Street. PLUCKY WESTERN BOY. Ha Herds Oattlo on the Oactua Plains of New Mexico. Oal7 Twelve 1'nir.i OJiI, But Ilsi Charg* of Tur«e Hundred Unruly Steers— His yuccOHt* 'rts a Hunter IA RciiLly I'hen'otnenal. It Isn't every boy who can ride a broncho over the cactus plains and herd BOO head of cattle. But this is what Hope Patterson docs almost every day of the year. And more than that, he con "wriggle alongr a rocky mountain Bide like »n Indian and pick a.n ant-elope from a ledge with his rifle, Hope is only 12 years old. lie lives not far fj-crrn the little mining town of Cold Hill, in New Mexico. His mother owns a raneh of 100 acres, with an adobe house, where she nnd Hope and 4-year dd Jimmy make their home. It is u, little, one-story house, say« the Chicago Record, and the onjy things growing: about it are thorny cactus j-Jants Bud oh.ipa.rral. Hope's father has been dead for some time. He was shot Sn bis own <looryurd by a Mexican, and «hicc.that. time much of the carr; of the A REAL COWBOY. ranch anj) tLo herd o£ 2,000 head of cat- tic, •which roam over milcH and miles ot country, has faJlcn upon Hope. The yvaiig ranchman owns about 300 cattle 'In the herd himself, the remainder belong-in" to his mother, Even before Uope could walk steadily lie was at home on a ]x>ny's buck, Bud he has- become so plucl<3' a. rider that he is known .in the coun.try around as "Broncho Hope." Often in the early morning he will mount his pony, Billy—l>e owns it himself—and ride up ttie slopes of Little Burro mountains wliich wall .in his home, and help in tie herding of the cattle nil day long In the hot sunlight. A 50-mile ride in * single day is nothing a.t all to him. Jto most of his work he has two cowboys to help turn, to say nothing of his dog' Leo, who Wows almost as much •bout headinff oil or corralling wild young steers a« any mart, Two mouths in the year there Jg •ohool at Gold HIM, and Hope attends, tor he expect* some day to own a great maiiy cattle nnd he wants to be prepared to use his wealth properly. • Hope is also fond of exploring the ruins where the Aztecs once lived, and bringing home wonderful pieces of ancient pottery and queer trinkets. But it is as a. hunter that Hope best likes to be known. He has a rifle all his own, and often ho goes up on the lavn- covcred mountain sides to shoot nnte- lope, or down on the plains where there are rabbits and quail. His moxt exciting adventure was with a rattlesnake. Rattlesnakes are .fond of. the- hot sun, and the rocks of'the Little Burros, nnd one day Hope's brother Jimmy wandered away iiloiie." Of course, ho didn't know anything' about rattlesnakes, nnd when he saw the mdttled body of a huge feJIow he was greatly pleased and toddled toward it. . Presently there came the sharp, warning rattle, .and that pleased him all the more. But' Hope heard it, too., and he knew what it meant. Instantly he darted forward to save his littlc'-'brotber. But he was too far away, and the rattlesnake had coiled itself and was preparing to strike. Hope paused only a moment, Then he knelt and drew his rifle to his shoulder. He knew that a false n.im mig-ht be the death of the'child. There was a sharp "bang!" and the head of.. the snake shot up rir.d then' fcll'back nnd ts body uncoiled on the ground, shat- icrcd and torn. And Jimmy's life was saved. Next to hunting, Hope, is fond of ens- ;ml pics, and if you should ever' visit Ciold Hill perhaps Hope's mother would ivc; you u slice. ' ., Wedding Journey on Blkri. ' A most original marriage ceremony took place at Harwich,"England v a'few days ago. The curate of the'church received a visit from the bridegroom, who apologized for asking him to perform the ceremony instead pf thu vicar of the parish. "The fact is, you. am a-keen wheelman, I nm told." "Yes," said the curate fa muscular.Christian), njuch amused; "I don't know how I should get on without my ,bicycle." "Well, that is why I came to you. .To tell the truth, we want to hnve some fun out of the wedding, and we mean to have e, cycle one!" Aceording-ly, on the appointed day, the v.edding party, consisting of Ihe bride and groom and about 30 guests, rode down to the church, nttired in regulation cycling costumes—the bride, in a neat tailor- made gown, the bridegroom . and groomsman in knickerbockers .an* caps. •• . •.'.-.• ... ,Tap»D««b Steaimhlp Linen. A company of capitalists has been, formed in Japan to build eight steamers of 5,000 tons capacity each, 'to ba placed on regular routes between Japanese ports, New,York and Europe. StrawberrlM In I/on don. The pricK ot strawberries in .London JB now three to eigtot shillings per pound. . . ,;i .FREE SILVER FAVORITE...,; Senator Blackburn Boomed tor the .Presidency by Old Kentucky. , • Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn, candidate of the Kentucky democracy for the presidency o£ the United States, i,s..a Kentuckinn of kaleidoscopic cojor. Chivalrous, bold, keen-witted,, gentle, forbearing, he is the material out of which a thousand .anecdotes have been wrought. Not all of them are Black- burnJan, but they wear well and his ro- mnntic nnme carries them bravely. He is a native son of Kentucky, nnd the mention of his name culls up visions of rolling blue grass country, soft hate, broad accent, .bourbon, and the finest stock farms in the world. His father ..was a breeder ..of thoroughbreds, 'but Joseph took to the law. He spent tw years in Chicago -and' returned to th south in .1S(iO. "Ho'iv he was nu clccto on the Jjreckinridjfc and'tnnc tickei joined the army, went to Arkunsas am planted cotton, returned to his bom and became u legislator, .went to con gTess, became a'Scnator—arc not thesi "'Cinclnnari teahl, ... was ; . born Feb. 15, "1869; , at ^.•Sheffield,., 111^ biit learned to. play boll at -Chicago,. "• and first gained renown 'on the green dla- -mond with teamB of the •ChfceBo 'Glty League, playing several seasons 1 'witb the noted Rivals team, of -which ; he 1 acted as captain. He 'accepted- his first regular profeg- Bional ' engagement In 1891, with the Seattle 'club, of (Jie Pacific Northwest League! taking part that year in ninety chanijlonsh'lp games, dong good work both •at'ttie"l)at and In the .field, hla borne position 'being at third base. In 1892 he begin the season with the Seattle- club, but finished it with the Oakland' team, of the, California League, taking part with the former in seventy ihampionship.' contests. He was reengaged by the 'Oakland clu-b for the .eason of 1893; -and remained with its team urrtil the latter part of August of that year, when his release was ob- ained by t-he Chicago club, of the Nai on League and 'American Association, making his first appearance on the Chl- team in a' game with the Baltl- mores.-'Sept, -3, at Chicago, playin-g- ihortBtop, and he finished the season n that position, taking part In twen- y-one cbampionfh'ip contests, and ranking hJgh-'as a batsman,- tieing Beck-ley, of 'the^PUtsburgs, and Turner, of the Philadelphia?, with a percentage of .324 according to the official averages : of the -major league. This was certainly a great batting performance for his first season in the -major league. He remained with the Chicagos during the season of'ISO-t, taking part this year in one hundred and thirty championship contests, and again stood well up in the batting averages of the major' did not -want it to be thought that I w« in any way Interfering with Ir- win'e management. He has full authority to run the team -as'he.sees fit and if'he makes a nuccafw I want him to fet.full credit. I am p«rtectly;i»t- .igfled with 'the playing -of the team. I am not discouraged and still feel.con- fident that they will yet attain a- position. My pitchers have-f.been hatted hard, but many other good one* have been-knocked out of .the-box. It IB the young pitchers who are getting away with the gamear .I shall hare aome more youngstere to put in. ' I feel confident that the New Yorke -will beat out many teams and regain the confidence of local enthusiasts. I have never made a public statement In regard to Rusie's case. I have allowed myself to be severely and unjustly crit- icised, knowing that I will be upheld when the matter is fully understood. I am much pleased over the--letters I have received complimenting me on the stand I have taken. The club stands in the same position with Rusie now as it .has from the first. It will not recede from its stand one iota. The question of money does not figure; it is the principle I am fighting for." * * * Tlie Peorla '(111.) Herald has offered a prize cup to be contested for by two of the clubs of the Western association ot baseball teams at the end of tie reg- j ular season. The clubs to contest are the two 'highest, and a series of games will be arranged between them. The cup, a picture of which is given here, Is of silver, beautifully engraved, and IB' to be contested for at the end of each season. bntxw! and bulky are Anson. Thornton. Lange and Everltt of Chlcaeo. FarrelJ, Zoarfois, W. ClWk.-.and Meekin of N*w York. Connor of StMxml6,- ; La Chance of Brooklyn,.Tucker and 'BUvetts of Boston, Brouthers and Thompson of .Philadelphia and v&eekley/of . .In the'olden day8 the -great wer«,:alway« of tide class; latterly Shorter men have led-the hatting; ..like Burjtett ;and 'T>utfy. Of tall,Blender' i»enti«re are .Terry.anii'lioMiiue, Chicago; BasaTnaear, Louisville; Seymour, New York;--£«rrett, St. .Louie; Foutz, 'Brooklyn, and Mains and Berger, BOB- SENATOR J. C. S, ELACKBUBN. things written in th'e books of Vistory of Kentucky? Along" in 1SSO Senator Blackburn had a-"personal encounter with Senator Chandler, which brought the New.;Enjrland;jjp'liticitin into prominence. Scnator'lfjylijyj'dler, in a meeting- of the conimittoei'AniJTu.lian trade ships, unfortunately.; referred to the Kentuckian as a,'.'a!a-vi'jdjiver." AVhereup- on Mr. Bluciibuk : ia;;^yral3ped his hand around Mr..,Chtuidie'r'» ear and swung 1 the sru]ili,-body/of xth"^-New Hampshire man around thc'rooni/.as.if he had been; n rag 1 baby,. Th.er'oV'vraK jio'ducl. Ken-! tucky-'s candidateViVvin makea.fiplendid opponent toi.lilV.'BlaTidi'oi.SUsspuri. ,- r:8honl<i'Woi»e» > Proiinliie',to I .'.Obey 1 ,' . -A dozciiVoirsp ofiSan'^raidsoo clerg-y: men'have'bcotfexpressi-bjfthejr'opinions on that bbje^'t)onablij;ti!lause'bf.th:ejmttrr riape .service •'tluit btS^trie >Vo-n&4,?t6 "obey,, 1 ', -rTh^r''^^^^!!' (Jecision, iif'Meh will b« a'weiiame.one tc.westerri brides s that the -vvdrStiiijd its implications are repugnant ami ..'iJid.t obedience will be .. optional .with-the- woninn of the ftfture, An A<;comp|liheyl Muxlclko. , -.--•;- Tlie queen of the Belgian* plays tb.n i»rp exquisitely.- • ' • -. CHARLES B.- IRWIN:- _ ' league, with a. perceutage'of .302.' That season he, took part 'in s!x-{y-,elgji,t games as short stop and sixty-tjp, a? tnird baseman. He wa reserve-d^by^gie Chicaso club for the season' ol fs'9'?, and went, to Texas -with the team during the preliminary season, bu;t atter •the regular season opened.-he was^aJr lowed, to go to.tbc St. Paul te.aja, of the Western,League, where he toiahed the season, taking part In one hundred and thirteen championship congests; •and 'he stood twenty-four as a batsman in a field of one hundred and twentsrr three players, with a percentage o£ .358: During the past -winter he was drafted by the. Cincinnati club, of the-:Major League", and when it was anuoun.ced that he would succeed Latham at;third base there was.a cry sst up by tlreiJatt .tcr's friends that the club wouM ; nmk<E! a mistake by such a move. It di-d. not take long..to.-convince even the. -most ardent of Latham's,admirers that Irwin had come 'to .stay. His -work at that corner of the diamond attracted the atention of. baseball, enthusiasts everywhere-'the Cincinnati team has played this season. It was not because of poor playing that Manager Anson, of the.Chicagos, released him, but because he thought that Irwin's throwing arm was useless, and shortly after he gave Irwin tb° unconditional release, the latter, hnme'diately signed with 'he St. -Paul club, and before he had' bsun With t-he latter a month he fully demonstrated that his arm -was as good as ever. .He has "caught on" in the fullest sense .of-.the word at Cincinnati. He Is v_ery fast oji a:? feet, quick to recover KiiSs'elf.'.and throws swiftly and accurately.,to toe.bases. The opinion n Cincinnati, is that lie far outclasses any.-man playing third base this season, ,He:inu.Bt be .-doing very-satisfa-c- ,ory work to receive the .praise that he s getting', daily. ;'from .the press In that city.-... He is ,five, feet .ten .inches in lelght-and weighs 165 pounds. ..' President Freedman;. ••• of the New T-ork club.-'eajd.ln a recent-interview: ''Neither, Manager Irwin nor 'myself ias: considered- Burkett since the offer •made..for, McRe^n and Burkett last ear. Mn.^Robjnspn : should let the New fork -<!]-u.b alone, and attend 'to work- ng up.attendance'jat his home games. Cleveland/iitiie-poprest city In the Jfa- pr LeagTjje, an-d-It-ij-^Mr. Boblson's un- x>pularl|y-tliat,make3 it so. He makes tpeat : hluff, ? but, does yery. little. I Id,-not acconipany...n}y team west, for I A correspondent writes to ask again a question -which has puzzled the baseball authorities since first the national game began. He wants to know "which are, according to history, the best baseball players, fat, men, lean men, tall men or-short men?" A brief end appropriate answer to the question might -well be: "All of them, for men of every size and -type have played ball in v the National League with vast success. It may be remarked, however, that with just one exception the great men of baseball have been physical giants as-'well as playing marve-ls. Ther have been four men in baseball whose names will ever be placed on a pinnacle above all the rest of the throng—four men who tower pre-eminently above the common herd,'-and those four men were Anson, Kelly, Ward -and Ewing. Kelly is dea.d. Ward has left the game. Ewlng has sunk far from his old time glory. Anson is aged acd declining toward retirement. But nowhere in the.base- ball -world of today are their successors to be found—nowhere in. all the list of players are such men, such generals, such masters of the game as they were in tlieir prime; Aad of these four three- were physical g-iants. Ward alone is 'of but medkira size, alihough compact and well knit ;n every line. Anson Is gigantic. Kelly was big- and heavy. Ewlng must \veigh 200 pounds. These three big men, be it noted, were heavy and chunky in -proportion to their stature. Old chron-icles of twenty-five years ago record the fact that Anso-n, then but a youth, weighed 185 pounds, and none can recall a time iv'lien Swing- or Kelly was sylp'hlike in bis proportions. Of course ibere have been many cases of slender men becoming fat an,d heavy under the bene- flclo:! outdoor exercise and the Kood living -of -the" profession. Amos Rusie was a slim Hoosier boy when lie threw his first National League .ball across the plate down in Indianapolis seven years -ago. Amos weighed 2G5 pounds the other day; Wbe-n Bill Brown, the catcher; came east from'California, he was' as Slender as the .proverbial rajl. When Bill Brown .said farewell to ti.ie big league forever he was a moving mountain. PEORIA HERALD'S PRIZE CUP. ton. Among the fat, short, stocky fellows are Kitridge, Dahlen and Truby of Chicago, Selbach of Washington, •Heller of Louisville; Gleason o-f New York, Burke of Cincinnati, M«yer of St. Louis, Griffin and McCarthy of Brooklyn, Bannon and Duffy of Boston, Childs and Blake of Cleveland an-d Mc- Glll and Clemens of Philadelphia, Clemens looks enormously big, but is really of only middle stature. Training for Rure>. To train for a half-mile bicycle race, ride on. a track, if possible,'or on a good road, ten miles at a reasonably good rate every day in the week, except Sunday. Practice starts Monday, Wednesday and Saturday for about 20 minutes, and Tuesday and Friday ride a half-mile against time, with a pacemaker, if -possible. Two -weeks before tee race takes place practice starts for 20 minutes each day, and ride a half- mile aeainst time four times a week. ror fliet avoid liquids as much as po»- sible, except water; cat beef and chops which are moderately rare, boiled potatoes, and plain vegetables; avoid sweets in the main, and eat notb'ing fried. Aside from this, the food question I» not so important as tlie time of eating, which should be absolutely regular, breakfast -between' 7 and S, the same time every day, a hearty lunch, -wbick should be practically a dinner, at from half-past 12 to 1; and a dinner or supper at between 6 and half-past. Go to bed at 10, and get up at 7. This may well be considered a severe course of training, and is only for a seasoned rider. 'Among the "players of the present season who are of remarka.ble bulk— height, weight and girt all considered— Cartwright of Washington is away the most gigantic. Yet he is a great base runner and extremely agile. Others who. are along the six-foot line anil yet Notti of the Turf. Joe Thayer picked up tlie star bargain at Fasig's sale when he made the closing bid of ?510 for the fast Axtel pacer, Esteem, 2:24 1-4. He is now 5- years old and should reach 2:10 this season. Mayo, a 3-year-old by . Trevillian, 2:&S 1-4, stepped a working mile handily for Dick Curtis 'in 2:31. He is sail to lie able to go miles in 2:15 and one cf tlie best actors to be found. Almost every fast track in t&c country is in sad need of rain, having become (lintlike, and the hoofbeats can be distinctly heard on tho grand stand as they go up the back stretch at speed. . Despite Uio much-touted return of breeding activity, iev outside the leading sires are receiving patronage sufficient to pay the groom's wages. It will ever bd a survival of the fittest. Algy, 2:191-4, own brother of Aegon, was withdrawn from the New Yorlc sale, having contracted a severe cold 1 en route from Iowa, There -are many youngsters in trailing which would be far and away better off kicking their heels at play oa the greensward.—Chicago News.

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