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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, Aim 17 ST 17, 1002.
BASE BALL GOSSIP OF WEEK
OmiU Still Leading in a liigbtj Clot
. v ' Baoe for the finnant.
FINISH PROMISES TO BE VERY 'WARM
Kansas City, Dutfr, Mllvvawkea aad
t. Joseph All Didders, bat th
gchedal Snows It Br
,J i', tweti Tut Tmi,
Not io high that they cap't be reached,
bat so high that there are none other be
tween them and the top. . Rourke' Red
Leg haven't cut ao wide a awath on their
farewell tr'p aa they did oa previous en
gagement, bat the win have come often
enough to keep tho boj at the head of the
proceaalon. And maybe you think that the
fight haun t become, a merry one. Omaha,
Kansas City, Denver,. St. Jcseph and Mil
waukee are all possibilities. Just now the
first three team are so closs together that
a single blanket would cover them. It la to
be one of the prettiest finishes ever watrbod,
with all the teams on edge to the very last
moment. Omaha and Denver have a ds
:'cided advantage In a long series of games
at home to wind up on, Denver being a little
'.the stronger In this regard, the Grizzlies'
card calling for twenty-one straight games
On the home grounds, beginning on August
.IX - Omaha, still has twenty-one games
' 'scheduled for home, but the string la broken
by a series at Dea Moines and a final trip
. to .the mountains. Kansas City baa but
thirteen more games -to play on the home
grounds, Including today's, and will be
1 away from home from September 1 to the
"finish, winding up at Denver on September
12.' Milwaukee Still baa thirteen games to
' play at home, and winds up at Omaha on
i September 23. St. Joseph is In the same
; fix. If the schedule and the record of the
aeasoa ao far la any Indication, the fight
Is between Omaha and Denver. Omaha has
"Shown up stronger on the road than Denver,
' but has not been able to win so large a per
''centag of games at home. However, we
, get 4one more crack at each team In the
bunch on the home grounda, and If we don't
land the pennant It will be because we can't,
cot because we don't try for It.
, One of the really funny things of the week
was the awful yell from the Denver Times
young man about games being thrown, be
cause the Grizzlies got picked at Kansas
City' and St. Joseph. He seemed to be lm
tu4d with the Idea that the Grizzlies ought
to go right on making a Roman holiday of
the other teams, Just aa had been done at
'' Denver. Aside from amusing people, his
yawp bad no other effect than to show
bow 'little be really knows about baio ball
as a game. Nothing could be mora ab
surd than to charge that gamea are thrown
to the. home team merely to attract attend
ance. To start with, only one; town In tha
circuit patronizes baso ball aolely to see
the. home team win.. That la Denver. In
'. tirthe other towns the people go but to see
. base hall, and are pleased with a coo
' game, bo matter which team wlna. As an
illustration of how foolish the assertion Is,
Omaha baa gone twice over the eastern balf
Cf the circuit, winning a large majority of
'the games each time and drawing tho big
(eat crowds that have turned out to aee
,ny of the teams, merely because the pnonld
, InoW that when i Omaha comes to town
there'll be a ball game, no matter
which team wins. Denver hasn't got a
'good road team. This hss been demon
strated beyond any room for doubt. Whllo
.tha Denver team contains a number of good
Individual players. It lacks In the very vs
:'. sentlal feature of team harmony. Flayers
do not aupport each other aa they should
to - gain the beat results, and this fault,
overlooked at home, becomes glaring on
the road, where tha Inspiration of a friendly
crowd Is missing. In the first serios
played by Denver In' .Omaha thla season
this spirit was shown. As soon aa Omaha
got a lead and tha fata of the game aeemed
settled, the Grizzlies began to aulk and
loaf, and tha snap all died' out of what
bad been a good contest, thousands of
spectators leaving disgusted. On the sec
ond visit a repetition of this performance
was had. In none of the games did the
Grizzlies fight till the end.' "That they are
up to their old tricks Is apparent by the
tact that three out of four games lost to
Kansas City and St. Joseph weut In the
ninth Inning. - To be plain, the Grl3!ll3S
are a bunch of quitters. If they could take
A. Q. Gray and two or three mora of the
megaphone fiends who Infest the Broadway
groiiads and make, the ' patients'1 In the
County hospital wish they were dead on
days when the team Is at home, could taks
.'that gravel diamond' and light atmosphere
with' them,' and an umpire in whom tht-y
.. have confidence (If such an umpire exists)
,i '.they . might make a better showing than
: they, are likely to under tha present con
' dltlouat Out tha knockers will still knock.
,;. When George Stone goes to tha Boston
American league team Nebraska will have
'added another to a long list of players who
have (listened In fast company by reason
f their Unerring judgment ' In the field
and at the .bat.. "Stone la a youngster with
'a great deal to learn about the game and
. ts going In with a bunch that haa the name
of being hard company for a beginner. Ha
has bad a' decided advantage during tha
present season through being associated
with a teani of veterans, men of estab
lished reputation as ball players, who have
taught him all ha could learn la one aeaaon.
Wth. this ha will go Into faster company
fairly well " equipped, and with anything
Poetess a goodness aS its own.
- Unerring rudgmant (xsrciatd
la th selection of materials.
backed by Blati method of brew
anfc ara tha main factor taspoo
aiU for Blats character.
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Ilka aa even break ought to make good.
Omaha people, will miss him. for ba has
been very popular here, but will wish blm
well In his new company.
That tha Western league pitchers have
been laying for 8tone la shows by the fact
that ha only got three blta during the last
six gamea. Thla alump brlnge his batting
average down nineteen points, but It Is
still high enough to look good. Others of
the team ara hitting along steadily around
the season's mark. Carter is tha bright
and shining exception. Ho got through tha
week without securing a safety. In tha
fielding department of tha game a very
noticeable advance la made, everybody Im
proving slightly and all giving a splendid
exhibition of that ability which haa marked
Omaha all season aa the fastest fielding
team In tha league. Dolan and Hlckey
went through the week without an error,
the first time this season. Dolan now haa
fielding average above the 90 per cent
mark, and Hlckey ts not far away, which
recorda ara excellent when one considers
that neither of these players ever shirks
a ball, no matter Where It la going, but
are willing to take a chanca on anything.
Here are the atattstlce up to the end of
tha Milwaukee series:
Tlnyers. AB. R. H.
Ftone 2X1 S3 103
Graham 156 ' 19 44
Ptewart a0 44
Dolan Kl ' 47 9
Genlns S& B4 "88
Celhoun liH 2 47
Carter 173 7 87
Hlckey 327 41 71
Oonrtlng 320 83 M
Thomas 1K5 18
Owen 8 17
Pears 99 t II
Brown 97 IS
Alloway j . 6 10
ITT ir T TlTVn iWDinra
O. A. E.
Tot. Ave. week.
87 1 94
SSI 29 11-591
4a 122 11 898
144 IS 6 26
14 V 4 124
, n 26 15 850
241 M I? 601
, VS 8 144
13 10 11 177
167 . 41 18 224
It 75 7 64
26 7 10 112
210 238 47 495
. 109 171 46 824
Omaha closed IU aeason at Milwaukee
with the hardest fought double-header seen
there this season. It waa real baaa ball
for eighteen Innings, and no mistake. Even
the American association supporters admit
that the sport waa tha best Milwaukee
folka have been called upon to witness In
long time. . One unfortunate feature
marred tha proceeding. . Mr. Bone, who
played aecond base with Duffy's team when
It was la Omaha last, umpired both games,
and took occasion to . hand the Rourkes
one or two little hot bunches. For ex
ample, when Genlns and Stone were both
on tha second bag and Gatlna touched
both with the ball. Bone called both out.
One player waa certainly entitled to the
base, but Bone wasn't playing any fa
vorites, and ha fired Genlna off the grounda
for trying to explain the point, ft la not
likely that tha result would have been
changed had tha decision been fairly made,
but Bone showed his willingness to oblige
tha home team. Genlns was put out ot
both gamea for disputing decisions, which
makes one at this distance think they must
have been very raw, for Genlna is probably
the coolest-headed and best-nature player
in the whole Western league; not aven
excepting that Chesterfield of tha diamond,
Ace Stewart. Here'a hoping that when Mil
waukee come to Omaha President Sexton
will have an umpire worthy of tha name,
for we want to win, but only by playing
During tha week both tha National and
American leaguea have made public pro.
ceedlngs of recent meeting. From tho
National camp cornea the announcement
that any player not under contract to a
club under the national agtaement la ellgl
ble to do business with a National league
club, which mean that contract jumping is
still encouraged by the "big" league mag
nates. Ban .Johnson's league announced
that it haa no intention of amalgamating
with the National. Magnate Shtba of
Philadelphia, when spoken, to by a Hoston
reporter, said ha was satisfied, that his
team was drawing Ita ahara of the home
patronage, and he thought he would let
uoionei Kogera alone. Bulbe is terr
modest. During tha week tha two Phlla
delpbla teams, played at boma, and while
the attendance at the American sames
averaged around 5,000, the crowds at the
National park were in the-'vlclnity ot 400.
It may be that Colonel Rogirs will learn
from these figures, and If he lets another
chanca to algn Larry Lajoie, will take blm
on at apy figure, but tha probabilities are
that the doughty colonel won't do anything
of the kind, and will go ahead losing money
lor the run of showing his players next
season that he can't pay Ban Johnson sal
MOKSTKH DREDGER'S WORK.
Plam to Dig; the Rlekea-Owt of Oregon
One of tha greatest pieces of mechanical
engineering ever undertaken in eastern Ore
gon, saya the San Francisco Chronicle, la
me construction or a monster dredger,
weighing 7S0 tons, tor operation on the pla
cer bearing bed of tha John Day river in
Tha dredger baa been In course of con
structlon for a long time and will be ready
for work thla week. One hundred and aev
eaty-flve thousand feet of lumber were used
In tha construction of tha hull alone. Th
cost of thla mammoth dredger haa been
about 1180,000, but so rich la the sand at
tha bottom of tha river that tha company
owning tha dredger feela confident that its
Investment will bring smpl returns.
The aand la to be raited by twenty-seven
buckets attached to an endless chain of 719
links. Tha buckets weigh 1,000 pounds each
and the links ot tha chain weigh BOO pounds
each. Twelve bucketa will paaa a given point
each minute,' making a total 'of nlnety-slx
cuble yarda of sand lifted In a minute.
Tha company has figured that tha cost ot
operation will ha nearly 1100 a day, but
the membera ara confident that tba aand
at the bottom la rich aad they figure that
they can make a profit of (100 or mora
This la aa extremely dangerous dlseaaa.
In almost every neighborhood some ona baa
died from it, and la many Instances before
a physician1 could ba summoned ar medicine
obtained. Mra. B. H. Delano of Durant,
Mich., Is subject to severe attache of chol
era morbua. During tha past four years
she has kept at band a bottle of Chamber
Iain's Oollc, Cholera aad Diarrhoea Rem
edy, and aaya it baa always given her quick
relief. . During thla time she baa used two
bottlee of It. This remedy caa ba de
pended upon la the moat severs and dan
geroua caaea. The aafe way la to keep It
at band ready for Instant use.
Reflttctloaa ( Bachelor.
New Tork Press: Philosophy la th
aalve of dlsappoiatment.
. ' Girls awtm overhead almost aa naturally
as they rid horseback straddle.
A man beta on reason and loses; a woman
doesn't bet an instinct, but she win with it.
I Mental science never cured a girl ot a
! stitch la bjt p'.is right after the had bees
aiiI am A m r h rilaM with flap Kmf Ham II
A womaa will try nine different cooks
In a month Jid take It as a matter ot
course, but whea a man haa to ba ahaved
by a new barber ba talaka ha la a aaartyr
00T BALL FOR NEBRASKA
University Will Pot Inatbaf Strong Tam
on tha Gridiron.
COACH BOOTH TO HAVE EXPERT HELP
Vm Palaaer of Prlaeetoa vVIII Be
Asaletaat Darin; Tralalaaj
aaawTaarac Bark , 4
Play at 4kaarter.
Tha announcement In Saturday Bee of
the good fortune of the Nebraska foot ball
team In aecuring for the coming leason
Lou Palmer, tha former Prlnoton end, for
assistant coach, and Orlls Tborne, Ne
braska's greatest quarterback and most fa
mous captain, to play hla old position, came
aa the first aews concerning tha 'varsity
eleven for this year that has been heard
alnc tba close of 4aat season's nlay.
The information haa started the tr.any
foot ball enthusiasts In Omaha and Ne
braska a buzzing plenty, and It ia time, too.
With the beginning of training .only three
weeks distant and the first game scarcely
mora than a month away, foot ban gossip
kt in good order, and it Is not long before
the closing of the baae ball and tennis sea
son will leave the sporting field, aa far as
gamea ara concerned, practically clear for
tba gridiron ramp.
Aa It Is, things ar certainly starting off
very strong, for the acquisition ot Palmer
and Thorpe la doubtless the most Important
thing that can happen to Nebraska this
year, next to winning games. Thorpe's
advent la really tha mora momentous of th
two, for ha will fill a place that waa the
despair of Captain Westovcr and Coach
Booth, the quarterback position vacated by
Ralph Drain. Thla lad was, next to Thorpe,
the post quarter Nebriska. had ever
known, and last year Phil King ranked him
aa "no better in th west." He ws the
life of the team, being possessed ot good
cheer and buoyancy of spirit and indomi
table nerve that alone made him Invaluable.
Only one other man on tho team possessed
all these characteristics. That was Cap
tain Westover. Ot the others, aome be
came downcast, hopeless; other grew aul-
len; other lost their nerve with injuries.
To replace such a man aa Drain seemed Im
possibles "Of course, I knew I could not
do It with any new man' aald Captain
westover, "for no matter how strong nnl
clever you are. It's the experience that
counts. Drain's own case chewed this.
His superiority waa the result of long
training. Ha played four "years at Ne
braska, and not till the last two did he
ehlne out. whir In 1901 h waa the star of
tha west at bla Job. So you can Imagine
how I felt when a week ago I a.cured
Thorpe' promise to return to school. There
I Just the man, for he has all that experi
ence which I so essential, and is, be
sides, the best kicker and leader you could
That Thorpe ia a great quarterback can
not ba doubted. When he was captain of
Nebraska In '98 he won fame for his
quarterback kick, then Just new, for hla
nerce oaraiv, hi reimuia usfeuav mui uia
clear head In handling the team. Tha
Chicago paper touted him big with half
tones as one of the best. It waa his first
year at quarter, too. In '95 he waa end
In '94 sub end aad aub quarter on the team
that won the Mlssourl-Iowa-Kansas-Ne-
In those daya Thorp weighed only about
115 pounda atrlpped. By the time ba be
came captain foot .ball bad put more body
on blm and. ha weighed about 160. Now
be welgha 170. but ha will keep It all under
training. Ha 1 alwaya In good ahapa,
being athletic, and never dissipating, not
even smoking. In appearance be is a very
handsome youth, with a perfectly propor
tioned body about five feet and nine Inches
long. Ha haa broad shoulders and an ex
ceptionally deep chest. Orlle alwaya had
the reputation vf baring mora strength to
th pound than 'any man on tha team. HI
weight now should make him irresistible,
for ha waa alwaya a great power, being
nothing but a bundle of muscles. X,
About his playing. It ia necessary to add
but little. He ia one of these fellow who
standa always perfectly erect, yet, as It
turna out, ia always bunched for a spring,
start like a flash and run with great
peed. He was alwaya the etfvy of hi team
mates because he never got hurt or marked
up. Ha never took out time In a game.
It would aeem that fortunes, like mis
fortunes, never come singly. Captain West
over saya that he ia now deluged with a
downpour of material unheard of at Ne
brasca. "A month ago," said he, "1 was
worried badly about my quarterback and
three line positions. Tha outlook seemed
very dlscoursgtng. Suddenly everything haa
changed. I have a bunch of men now that
weigh figurative tona, and as a consequence
the competition for all positions on the
team will b hotter than It ever waa."
And ther Captain Westover sound th
keynote of tha situation. "Competition" is
what make a team. The real cause for Joy
at the great abundance of materia) la not
tha mere fact of Ita availability; it ia the
fac that this will result in every man
working tor his Job, not only till tha sea
son begins, but all tba way through. Here
tofore a shortage in material haa alwaya
hurt the Nebraska team, not because there
were not good njen, for there were, but be
cause there were Just about a teamful ot
them, and they knew It, ao didn't work hard
enough. No mailer what anyone aald to
them about losing their place they knew
they'd keep them, for ther wasn't anyone
else as. a matter of tact who could con
sistently ba substituted.
But tha following 'showing, tor '01 does
awsy onea and entirely with all thla aura
thing business. Look down thla line of old
mn: Westover tor right tackle at. 185
pounda, Cortelyou for right end at 160
pounds, "Chick" Shadd for left end at 180
pounds. Ringer for left guard at 190 pounds.
Maloney and Tobln for guards at 210 and 185
pounds respectively. And those ar all old
man and they will all ba back.
Then take In thla connection these newH
candidates for Una positions: Patton, the
Doane college tackle, at 190 pounds; Wilson,
a tackle from the State Normal school of
Illinois, at 195; Cotton, from Syracuse. Neb.,
at 110 pounds; Voss, a Nebraska boy,' who
weighs 120 pounds and whom the Uni
versity ot Pennsylvania ia trying to get aa a
guard, having seen his play at a minor col
lege In Pennsylvania laat year. And last
hut not least, Ed Hubbard, tha Lincoln High
school boy, who weighs 210 pounds and who
wishes to ba center, a Job a played sev
eral year at the preparatory achool.
With such a bunch at hand, what matters
It that ex-Captain Brew Is gone forever
from hi position at guard, that Koehlee will
no longer b on hand to play center, the
place h baa held for three years. For
vary place of tha fiva canter ones In the
lin there are twa candidate, three tor aome.
And heavy mea. too. a eeatral quintet
weighing 1,000 pound, or Just halt a toa,
caa ba picked up with eyes closed, and It
will b tha Brat time Nebraska aver had the
weight, or had It s alcaly dlatrtbuUd.
That line will b a compact, aalaaced masa
la Its heavy bulwark portion. '
And tha ends will aot be light. Cortelyou
at right la a teyor at 140 pounds. It only
take agurce t ahuw what ba eaa do. In
1901 tho longest run anade araaaa bin waa
six yard, made by Larson at Wisconsin.
In 1900 the longest waa nineteen yards,
made at Lawrence, Kan., by s Kanaaa
man while another held "Cort." But even
then he broke away and got the runner
from behind. "I do not want any better
end than Cortelyou." said Westover. "Cort."
by the way. Is sn Omaha boy. He la an
other who has grown good by practice and
(At tha other end Shedd will be hard
pushed for his Job, despite his weight, by
a newcomer, who la yet old to the game.
Enthusiasts who remember the champion
ship team ot '98, which Will Melford cap
tsHned, will recall also the keen, clever,
rapid quarterback who played behind "Bill"
that year. This was Kay Elliott. Ha waa
light then, but has gained weight In the
two year he has been out of school. He
looks better than ever. Ray also plays a
great end, however, and with Thorpe at
quarter end 1 where Elliott will go. Ho
I a charger and a stubborn Interference
fighter, and a awlft runner also. He and
Thorpe can change about positions if they
wish, for Orlle waa a great end In '95.
Ray can still plsy three years on the
varsity If he wishes,' Thorpe has one mora.
Elliott Will weigh 155 pounds now.
Tha backa will be "back" in aa army.
Pillabury.- tha 210-pound fullback, will be
there; so will Beli and Bender, the two
160-pound light running halvea. Then
there Is Benedict, a Lincoln High school
lad, who will try for half or quarter at
160 pounds. He Is a brother of the lamoua
place-kicking Benedict of '99, and haa
played great foot ball for the High school.
Fennon, a 160-pound lad from David City,
who haa played the game, Is also looking
for a Job behind the line.
Coacbera will ba aa thick as players this
year. Besides Booth and Palmer, George
Shedd, captain In '97, will be around to
show the backs something, and little Ralph
Drain will be there to give pointers to ends
and backa. Then Westover himself will
coach. He will not line up with the team.
It's no use. There's notnlng he can learn,
and It's alwaya In practice games that he
geta hurt. Last year the scrimmages with
the scrubs used to result in injuries to
him every night. Anyway, there's no
tackle who la going to get by John, and ba
will be In tba games hard as ever.
Interest In the team thla year will ex
reed all bounds. Last season Lincoln
waked up, as did the 'varsity Itself. A
field Ith a seating capacity of only 1,000
waa given fi,000 seats, and that was not
enough. .The business men there waked
up and loosened up. They are doing, so
again this year. The team will have
great financial backing. It will be run
aa nearly as possible on eastern college
lines. Money will not be spared. Tha
team expects a crowd of 10,000 people to
greet it in Omaha on November 1, when
It plays the Haskell Indians here. The
boys hope that Northwestern, Minnesota
and Knox will give them another chance
to line up with the boys of the Big Nine.
"Of course we are looking for the
Gophers," said Westover. "It will be a
different game against them this year, all
close formation. We'll have that heavy
line, and we'll beat them at their own
Those who know how Lou Palmer, the
new coacn.-won hla recognition at Prin.
ton aa a foot ball player, understand why
ne was an All-American end for the three
years that he played there, '88, '00 and '01
Palmer arrived at Princeton from Grin
nell college, Ia., where he had been
star back. In fact. In '94 he alone won
the Orlnnell-Nebraska game at Lincoln by
his greaC running, plunin;, ploughing and
dodging. The boys down at Lincoln re
member him yet.
But Palmer only weighed 132 pounds, and
be did not look good to the Princeton
coaches, who have a penchant for beef.
So day after day Lou went through tha
preliminary work of passing the ball and
falling on it and auch stunts, but when
this was over and tho lineups were called
Palmer waa Bent to the side lines to sit
with his legs kinked under him and wish
somebody would get killed. He '. wasn't
given the slightest chanca to try out on
But finally hla opportunity came, and
hla nerve took advantage of it. He aaw
that be was sidetracked, and determined
to seize any chance, no matter how des
perate. Big "Billy" Church waa the left
tackle on the first (earn at tha tlme He
weighed 195 pounds, and waa known In
the Big Four as the meanest player alive.
Thla particular afternoon Church , was
feeling especially ill-tempered and he was
causing all kinds of trouble. The coaches
had given the ball to the scrub, so that
they might run it down the field against
the -first team and give the hoya praotice
But "Billy" would not let the acrubs
start a single play. He simply walked
through every time the ball waa anapped
and amaahed the play before It started.
His opponent In the scrub Una was power
less against him. "Billy" Just floundered
over the opposing tackle. The coaches put
In a new one. The same thing happened.
Several times they changed that acrub right
tackle, but Church wallowed over them all,
and meanwhile play by .the scrubs was
paralyzed. Finally the head coach turned
in desperation to the bunch of scrubs not
"Can't I get someone to stop, that manT".
he said. "W can't nlav foot hall iih hin
ooming through ther all tha time."
Tha bigger men ducked and didn't say a
word. 'They wished none of "Billy" Church.
rut ma in," piped up Palmer. And the
coach did ao.
Church broke through tha Una
time more that day, try hla worst Nobody
couia sea now tba little Palmer could hold
tha etrongest tackle playing at that time,
but ba did, and won recognition. Boon
afterward ha waa a atar end, . making, In
deed, with Arthur Poe, tha greatest pair
of ends that aver played tha game.
Nebraaka'a training table will atart on
September I, the same day practice com
mences. Tha men will be put on It aa they
develop. Coach Booth will arriva on Sep
tember 12. He writes that ba ia confident
that this is to ba Nebraaka'a big foot ball
year. Palmer will .follow west about Oc
tober L aa he cannot ba bare for tha first
threa weeks' work. Captain Weatover and
Orlle Thorp atart work tomorrow, spend
ing much time on Thorpe's kicking. .West
over expects this to ba a great feature of
Nebraska's game thla year. It will be the
first time tha 'varsity haa bad a safe and
strong kicker since Thorpe played In '98.
Changes la ths rules ara of Importance
this season. Th on which says that all
goal kicking, after touchdowns, must be
from the twenty-flve-yard Una In a
scrimmage i, especially a radical altera
tion. Heretofore, after a touchdown, the
team waa given a quiet try tor goal, with a
man holding the ball tor a kicker. Now
the ball will be brought twenty-Ova yarda
straight out from the place it went across
tha goal Una. tha teams will Una up. the
team that haa made tha touchdown will
snap tha ball back for either a place or a
drop kick, and tha other team will fight to
stop It. Just as in opn play. Touchdowns
still count 5. goals following them L
This means that every team must have a
drop kicker or a place kicker, and prf
trably both. While theaa lllna ha' a
been handy heretofore, they have . never
been essential. - Waalover expects Thorp
to ail this position for aim. tie waa
always a great punter, aad should make a
good drop and place kicker.
The other new rule of Importance says
that the teams sbsll change ends ot the
field after each score Is made. Instead of at
the end of the first half. Westover thinks
this a great Improvement. He saya that
with the wlnda changing as they do, whst
Is sn sdvantag for one team at one end of
the Qrld Las often ceased to ba such by the
time the other team gets thst side. "In
our game with the Haskell Indians last
year," said Westover, "they had a fierta
wind behind them during the first half and
scored against ua twice by place- kicks at
Impossible distances. The fierce wind
simply carried the ball over. No man
could have kicked It that far with any
safety. They r:er got within fair strik
ing distance of our goal. But when the
first half ended and we got that end, tha
wind had died away entirely, so wa gained
none of that advantage." y
Nebraska's schedule is complete, save for
a practice game which will probably be
played between the game. with Knox on
November 15 and the Northwestern match
on Thanksgiving day. The first game ia
with the Lincoln High school on Septora
ber 21. Others follow thus:
September 28, Doane college, at Lincoln.
October 4, University of Colorado, at
October 11, Orlnnell college, at Lincoln.
October 18, University of Minnesota, at
October 25, University of Missouri, at St
November 1, Haskell Indians, at Omaha.
November 8, Kansaa university, at Lin
coln. November 15, Knox rollege, at Uncoln.
November 2S, Northweatern university, at
WITH THE OMAHA BOWLERS
Ball Jusalera Latins; Plana foe th
City Lfatae Toarnanteat
. That the Omaha Bowling league will In
crease the number of teams on Its member
ship list next year seema now a certainty.
That the playing schedule of tha league
will be broken up into two separate seasons
Instead of one as heretofore Is another Inno
vation which la almost equally surs to
Though the commencement of the active
winter bowling season ia still mors than a
month distant tha large number ot ath
letically inclined Omahana who devote them
selves to thl game ara already turning
their attention to plana for Its conduct dur
ing 1902-03. These two questions sre the
ones that are agitating them chiefly and are
now almost the only topics tor discussion
among the rollers.
It would seem that both plans were welt
advised and that each will correct a dis
comfort or rather a drawback in the game
which has always been felt here. During
the last two winters the great growth In
popularity in bowling haa made these little
troubles especially noticeable, and to that
may be assigned the movement now on foot
toward eradicating them.
' In the first place, the trouble with the
number ot teams In the league has been
this: There are three principal alleys here.
Elht testis ss' tha ccrzcsnc! s:'!s thst
one alley can have only (Vo teams, while
the other two have threa each. This la
not relished by tha alley having tha smaller
representation, for tha teams, although hav
Ing no immediate connection ' with tha
alleys they hi 11 from, choose these different
playing grounda aa their homes and head
quarters In a word, they simply hail from
those' places and everybody knows it.
Two propositions ara now being agitated
in regard to this swelling ot the member
ship list. One i to make it nine teama,
adding but ona more. The other ia to
make It twelve. Each Dumber has sup
ports. Either will allow an equal division
of tba teams between three alleys. Ttfose
who want nine teama say that ona extra
team would be enough to accommodate the
outside bowlers whom it is known would
like to play on a league team. The other
party maintains that four additional teams
will not be a bit too many. They say that
last year there were twenty or thirty good
bowlers who were looking for chances to
get on . league teams and that thla year
there will be more than ever extra ones.
Under these circumstances It is considered
very easy to get a soora of players for the
tour new teams who would be men suffi
ciently skilled in the gams to make a
good showing In the league race.
Just now it seems mora likely that only
one team will be added, alnca only ona Is
definitely talked of aa regarda organiza
tion. At tha close ot last aeason Tracy
ot tha National team, and a good bowler,
too, said that ha had a notion to organize
a new team thla year. If he does thla ba
will undoubtedly ba given tha ninth place.
It other should come forward with ma
terial for good teama which they1 wish to
organize and put in tha field three mora
may be admitted, but at the present writing
this seems unlikely.
Regarding the matter of the spilt aeason,
tha feeling --was very strong at the end of
last winter's play. All tha bowlers were
keen for a shorter league schedule, and
that naturally auggesta two schedules.
Twenty-sight weeks wss tha Journey the
teams went it season before tha cham
pionship was lost snd won. Most ot the
bowlers, even those of ths winning team,
say they don't want to do - that again.
Three or four months they' consider ampl
for a bowling sason. That would end It
along in January, and, as it la a cinch tha
bowlers won't want to stop then, thla lead
to th thought of having another aeaaon
from then to April, with a couple of week
Such an arrangement would certainly ren
der competition keener and interest mora
unfailing. In a season ot seven months ona
or two teama ara almost certain to get away
ahead of all tha rest and ona or two others
away behlud. If this occura at aither the
top or bottom th discrepancy in the scores
of standing createa a dissatisfaction among
the losers. Any team caa stand It to rub
along at tho bottom for awhile, but w(hn
It comes to being stuck there and held for
seven months that ia too anuch to expect
Everybody thought last year that tha Na
tionals showed a mighty lot ot pluck la
hanging on and playing tha aeaaon through
aa they did against such a hopeless sure
thing. Perhaps some of ths teama that vera
higher up ia tha standing column would
not have displayed thla atamlna If they bad
bn put to th same teat.
Of course. It may b aald that baae ball
leaguea play five month and that often
times the teama ara in that sam fix with
regarda standing, but ther 1 no real
analogy between tho cases. Base ball ia a
matter ot finance. Men ara paid for their
work and tha managers and, ownera sup
posedly jaake mosey by theirs. Even, the
losing teams and tha onea at th bottom of
tha column ara apt to hav a handsome sur
plus, and the man who la making money
doe not want to quit, oven It h 1 losing
baa ball. If ba were losing both money and
gamea b might then he expected to get the
or heart. With bowling It ia entirely dif
ferent Th man ara In it for fun aa a
recreation sad paetima. Noes of them soak
a living at It It la merely for . their Idle
hour. They don't need It to live and they
don't want it for any other purpose taaa
th enjoyment of th gam. 'AH there la In
It for them I victory, o it 1 easy to under
stand why they should want to quit whea it
la a cinch they can't wta.
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SIX MORE GOOD PLAYERS ARE COMING
Chicago Adds a Notable Pair to the
Entry List and St. Loots
and Kansas City Each
end Cracks. '
Two features ot the week'a development
In tha interstate tennla tournament to be
held at the Field club thla week are that
sis mora outside entries have been secured
and that two ot them ara from Chicago.
Both facts are productive ot keen pleasure
to the many who have the Interest of the
tournament and It success keenly at heart
This means almost thirty outside entries,
assuring ona of th biggest tennl meet ever
held In the west. . That tha affair will
eclipse anything of the kind ever known in
Omaha is a certainty already. Meanwhll
the assurance of fifteen local men In th
entry list will bring ths total up to a num
ber that not even the most enthusiastic pro
moter of th affair would have dared predict
a month ago.
From Chicago B. M. Ashcraft aad R. S.
Peter are coming. These two are well
known in tennis circles. Both played in
tha recent championship affair at the Ken
wood Country club. v Ashcraft waa tha man
who put Earl Farnsworth of Grand Island,
Nebraaka'a prize player, out in tha second
round. Both are good players and bava
had much experience. T. 8. Blair of SU
Louis, E.M. Graves of Lees Summit, Mo., C,
C. pockerlll of Pittsburg, Kan., and Dr. F.
A.; Sheldon of Kansas City ara the other
new entries. Th latter was in 1896 cham
pion at Kansaa City and waa given credit
for great prowesa'at that time. Ha la aald
to be in great form now. Concerning tha
other threa not much is known hero.'
Everything Is now ready for the getaway,'
with the club simply resting on Its oars, as
its 'preparations are complete. Today the
outside,? arrive and they will straggle In
till tha last lata trains tonight- By f:S0
Monday morning all will be primed and th
first round, can be started cTf on schedule
time. . , .
Tha Field club baa several "announce
menta to make regarding the touroameat
In tha first place, it will, by the very na
ture ot the club, be purely , aa Invitation
affair. There will . be no admission tea
charged,. but that does sot mean that every
ona can witness ths tournament. In fact,
It will prove to be a rather exclusive af
fair. Admission will be by Invitation only.
All coinere-' who ara not- members must
bear either-visiting cards or else be prop
erly Introduced and registered by aome
member. Thes courtesies ara already at a
premium, .aa tba hundreds of Field . club
members ara besieged with importunities
to "take me to the tennis tournament,"
or "give ma a card to tha club."
Tha club wishes, to quiet sll fears as to
ita being able to care for. th spectator.
Th gsllory will b well cared for, aa there
will be seal for ail. Thi will be so
disposed aa to give a good view of the
entire team aaia. Ihe verandas of to
club houae will b th principal place for
the onlookers, but from ther on out there
will b seating arranged, and thoaa who ara
keenest after tbv sport will be found eowa
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- . Th ntiptilnmMnt ffnmmlttM ia . nt
ready-to announce ita program for the
week, all the more Important details, such
aa the bigger aoclal affairs, being ar
ranged. On Monday night the players will
be taken In a body to the Att-Sar-Ben
den and there initiated, with all due cere
money, pomp and general Jollification. On
Tuesday nlgbt a smoker will be given at
the club. Wednesday night comes ho .
regular club dance, which will ba swelled'
to an. Important affair by tha presence of ,
the visitors. Esther Thursday Or Friday
night comes the big banquet, and on Batirr
day night Is another dance, together with a
formal presentation of tfiei prizes to tho'
victors. ' .
Extreme Interest Is being taken In tha
tournament by the men and also the women
of the club. The latter are enthusiastic)
aa regarda th entertainment, and It la as
sured that the society . life of ths week will
hinge round the Field club. All the par
trons and misses of the haut ton promise
to be there from morning till night, and
victors and vanquished will ba certain of a
warm welcome after every match, tha ona
receiving warm congratulations, tba other
sympathetic solace. A club full of women
Will certainly be an Inducement' to play
AH the prlzea are now In Omaha, and
are undergoing the last touches of engrav- '
Ing. They were 'delayed a little, ao will,,
not be finished till early this week. ' Ths '
grand challenge cup fcr singles,' concerning ;
which so much has been said, is beyond
expectations.' The cup Is an Immense af-,
fair, more than a foot high, with elaborate
handle ef solid stiver grapevine stock, i
clasDed' at either end by leaves- of tha ,
vine. The cup looka mora than Ita prloe,
AH the other prlzea are on the aama pra
portloaat cale ot -magnificence aa this. '
Everything la honest, and each trophy ta .
a beauty. , On change has been made, a '
cut glaaa cigar Jar with silver top being I
substituted for the traveling aet announced
aa flpat prize in the consolation singles. ,
The price is the same, S1&. J
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