Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 21, 1907, SPORTING SECTION, Page 3, Image 30

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The Omaha Sunday Ber
HANK C1IASCB apparently 1IJ one
good thliiK. when lie U his tem-1-4
per Binl uhled the bottle bark Into
I tin; lil-.i t.rrs. From all over tho
country sounds a chorus of pro
test against the. rowdy bbaeherlte and a re
form of some kind scerr axsured. In the
American league It ! now promised to line '
PJu the club on whose grounds bottl. a or
similar missies are thrown at players. On
many of tin- National league ground tho
Mile of drlnkn of any kind In the bleachers
will be prohibited, and thus the rowdies
will be deprived of their ammunition. The
minor 1 agues are taking action, and alto
gether the result of thnt unfortunate epi
sode; Is likely to bring lasting good to the
;nmc. A base ball game Is no place for a
rowdy, either on the field or In the seats.
The City Tennis tournament, now under
way nt the Field club courts. Is but the
curtain raiser to the great event of the
tennis yenr In the middle west. Tho Mid
West tournament has grown In Import
ance each year since Its revival, and the
names Inscribed on Its trophies are those
representing the best there Is In tennis In
the west. This year It promises to be
even a greater match than ever, for the
crack players have learned to rnnk It
as one of the great events of the year
In tennis and second only to the great
Western championship games at Ken
wood. The committee In charge bus as
surance of the coming of a numlicr of the
men who make tho Western such an
Interesting affair, ami clubs thnt have
contributed so largely to the success ot
tho fixture In the past are to be repre
sented as usual. The Field club has
mado Its customary generous provision
for the support of the gnmes and tho en
tertainment of the visitors, and now asks
that the public show its appreciation of the
tournament by contributing "moral" sup
port to the event. The Field club di
rectory assumes all expenses, and its en
terprise and liberality d served the cor
dial support and encouragement of the
Karl rtehr's defeat at Wimbledon was
discounted on this side, and little real
disappointment Is felt, beyond thnt which
attaches to tho fact that It will he Aus
trullu and not America that challenges for
tha Davis trophy. Wright won his
matches, but llehr was not quite strong
enough to defeat his experienced and
Masoned opponent from the antipodes.
The Australian had the advantage of
several seasons' experience on EngliHh
courts, while Ilchr was playing tin-re for
the first time. For this reason the p'ueky
stand made by the young Americun I
most notable uehlevement, and for It he
I1I bo given credit by his countrymen.
Another season, and we may bring that
cup back again, and. In the meantime,
Ireland la not producing any more Do
hcrtya to win trophies for England to
plume herself on.
Yankee tlshermen sailing out of Iloston
exhibit very little eiithiinlnam u.,, o,..
cup offered by Sir Thomas Upton for
u race between fishing schooners. These
canny tollers of the sea say they don't see
j-i wnero nicy come lit they lose the time
in iiic iisiung. anil the owner gels the
ik If Sir Ttimmns
aco between these tirofesHlonals lot Mm ,1,.
ns Connolly did when he was getting the
material for his stories go to ' sea with
"Boshter Hill's" friends now offer tho ex
planation that Hums didn't treat him right
that afternoon down at Colma. They argue
that Hill wasn't ready when Tommy got
busy, and consequently it all ought to bo
tiled over. And I -11 Arthur wants some of
It, and Twin Jack hus a thousand cM
Planted the harvest Is certainly ripe for
Tommy and he otirht to be a very busy
boy for the next few months If he can get
clubs and purses enough.
Cleveland's bid for lirst place was badly
Jarred by the Athletics, but New York gave
the Sox a terrible Jolt about the mime time,
so it didn't hurt much. In the meantime
Hugh Jennings has his Detroit scoring
muchine In pretty good Bhape. and Is llkelv
to take a hand In tho game himself. All
of which means that the finish In the
American Is to bo as bruising this season
as It was last.
A pointer from tho patrons: If the West
am league players In the big leagues were
suddenly taken out. It would leave several
rosters looking like Harry Deuel s skimmer,
and there are a lot more fine young men
In tho Western ready to go up. This Is an
Indication of the quality of ball that Is
served on tho little six-club circuit.
Tho poplcss bleacherlto will be a novelty,
but no more so than was his beerloss pro
genitor less thun a generation ago. When
the blK leagues cut out the beer stood It
was looked upon as revolutionary, but the
Kumu has survived, and even progressed.
That big crowd of Omaha golfers who
went over to Itock Island had one good
time, as well as proving to the other Trans
mleslsiilppluns thut Omaha still has tho
light spirit. Most of the other towns sent
only their crack to the meet.
Ducky Holmes la still a little bit inclined
to exhibit peevishness at times. At that,
he has a lot of friends who would liked to
have had that little run-In between tho
head duckling and Corkblll go to a con
t luslon.
Con Young's busy season Is here. too.
As director of tennis tourneys this voterun
Is as glittering a success as he was with
tho racquet during the days when ha held
tl.e local championship at his mercy.
Win n tho Des Moines players line up
tills afternoon they will get an ocular dem
onstration of the Sunday crowds In Omaha,
nt which some of their supporters have af
futed to sneer.
l'apa Kill and the weather man have had
u moat complete understanding; the rain
storms come at night and the ball games
ti e next afternoon. Eaves sprinkling the
diamond, too.
The "stormed Denver Times Is also peeved
heuu.e of the way the TedJy Bears didn't
a In k lines In Omaha. It was a bit rude to
the visitors, but Omaha needed them, too.
Dinky and his hustling band have cer
tainly done the right tiling by Omaha In
tutting tlo Champs down and holding
I hem there.
Talk about I.aonldss at Thermopylae!
Wl.sfs tie matter with the Rourke family
on the home grounds T
This will be Omaha's last day at home for
omo time. You can't afford to miss this
Maybe lies Motnes will miss soma of those
deporud players yet.
Brraguu Abbott: 6oma golfer O. K.
New Statutes May Prevent Vander
bilt Cup Contest There.
Another State Hum Trust Sleeca .Mn
llr to He t ccleil for the
ftlii Automobile Dem
onstration The Idea of holding the Vandcrhllt cup
raee In New Jersey may have to 1
abandoned because It Is said to violate the
federal and state constitutions, to violate
the statutory and common law. to be
against public policy anil to constitute a
public nuisance. The Horseless Age has
discovered all these difficult Ifs in the way
of holding of the race In New Jersey. Tho
New Jersey automobile law, enacted In
l!iti and now regulating the driving of
automobiles in thnt state, provides that no
person shall drive a motor vehicle upon
any public thoroughfnre "In a race or on
a bet or wager." Obviously, with this
provision of the law staring them In the
face tho promoters of the Vandnrbllt race
had no hope of being able to conduct the
race in New Jersey without either violating
or nullfylng the law. Being prohibited
from holding such a race on the public '
highways for a bet or wager by the ex
press wish of the people under the penalty
of criminal prosecution, the promoters have
set to work to abrogate the low, to nullify
the wish of the people by an attempt to so
amend the existing law as to permit what
previously has been considered as against
public policy. In other words, the race
Is sought to bo held under authority or
color of law. As will be pointed out
presently, even though the legislature of
New Jersey passes the amendment per
mitting the race, It will bo held. If at all,
merely tinder color of law, and will be
Illegal. The bill authorizing the race Is
at this time lending In the New Jersey
legislature for action by the senate, hav
ing been passed by tho house.
Itiiee Aanlnst rtibllo Policy.
That such a race ns the one proposed Is
undesirable nnd illegal from every point of
view ennnot successfully be disputed. There
are those, of course, many perhaps, who
favor the contest, being Interested cither
because of its savoring of sport or because
of pecuniary gain to them In some manner.
All tho people of the state of New Jersey
are also Interested parties, nnd It is prob
nble thai a lnrge majority of the cltliens
of the state will condemn the contest as
any such gambling event Justly should be
denr unced. for the race, in Its less serious
aspect, Is a gamble and nothing more.
Very true, it presents n thrilling spectacle,
and consequently draws great crowds, but
the human emotions played upon nnd tho
Impulses created are not for good ends.
Tho common law has condemned gambling
ns against public policy: It prohibited bets
nnd wagers, making It Impossible for a
pambllnir contract to be enforced. In many
of our states horse racing on the public
highways Is prohibited.
nearly Aenln.t Volley.
That conducting such a rnce on the pub
lic highways is clearlv agalnrt public pol
icy Is conclusively shown by the automobile
enactments in some thirty-seven states of
this country, which limit the speed of mo
tor vehicles because of danger. The highly
dangerous churacter of the race proposed
is well known from the occurrences nt pre
vious Vanderbllt cup races. Those who
participate In the event risk their lives,
t'robnbly the state cannot complain of this,
unless for the reason thnt such reckless
ness hus a tendency in creiue uuirj.'"
safety or life on the part of others. Ono
of the worst Influences of a race of this
character, If held under color of law, Is to
foster the desire for speeding. What little
in belniT accomplished by the state and
municipal authorities to compel automobile
drivers to operate at a safe sliced, nnd even
bv some of the automobile clubs, which
have taken steps to alleviate the speed
nuisance, Is frustrated to a great extent
by a d.irlnsr exhibition of speed such as th
Vanderbllt race. The spectaele is demoral
izing, tho ruco Is against public policy and,
moreover, la Illegal, ns will now be seen.
Thnt it Is in a way n public nuisance there
can be no doubt, because It will close to
travel so many thoroughfares which peopin
would like to use on the day of the ,race.
Whilt Is the Hemedyf
If the proposed race is not desired it may
bo stopped, because the law authorizing it
viciously violates the federul and state con
stitutions. To prevent the execution of tho
unconstitutional provisions of the law an
Injunction will avail, and to forestall a
criminal violation of the statutes of New
Jersey a criminal proceeding may be main
tained. If the race is by any chance held
the promoters and those engaged In It may
bo, prosecuted, and if anyone Is killed as a
result of It, the race itself being Illegal,
the death will constitute a criminal homi
cide. Automobile Notes.
Ottawa, Canada, now has a motor asso
ciation. Ieadvllle, Colo., the famous mining town,
has but one automobile.
Forty thousand automobiles In France
are using &uu.iiw hectolitres of gasoline per
Chauffeurs of the Quaker City have or
ganized tho Philadelphia Mechanical Chauf
feurs' association.
Sealed mechanism contests are all the
style now. yet a year ao, when first sug
gested, they were scoffed at.
Oeorge Qould nnd his family have been
making a series of automobile trips through
western Europe, using Paris us a base.
Of the eighty-six starters In the sealed
bonnet test of the Chicago Motor club,
fifty-rive came through with clean scores.
Affairs at the Jamestown exposition ar
In such an unsettled condition that It Is
llkelv that the motor boat contests will be
Newark (N. J autols's are talking of
forming a second local organization, to h
limited strictly to residents of the City and
nearby towns.
A standing reward has been offered by
the Minneapolis club for the conviction of
any person stealing a car owned by any
of Its members.
Although only in its tnfancy the automo
bile Industry und Its allied trades in tht
I'nlted Stutes nourishes an army of over
uoO.11) workmen.
Philadelphia s autobuses began running
the past week. Twenty-five were put In
service on Itroud stret, the longest paved
street In the world.
Skeptical of the asserted smoothness of
the route niupped out, many (Hidden tour
ists took precautions to tit their machines
with shock absorbers.
A manufacturer who is in a position to
know declares thut only about lo per cent
of the U concerns which build cars in this
country do so with a pr ht.
With the victory of Nasarro In the
French Grand Prix the intt rnatlonul racing
score for lmii stands tnree Italian victories,
one lirltish and one German.
Tho American Motor Cur Manufacturers'
association bus decided upon a sixty-day
guarantee as the standard to be given by
its members on cars they sell.
During the fiscal year ending June i. 1.4 5
cars, valued at t').v'..i)i 5. were Imported
through the port of New York, a gain of llu
cars over the preceding fiscal year.
A Connecticut lawyer (Ives It as his
opinion thnt many town treasuries In the
Nutmeg state depend almost solely ujicn
the capture of alleged speed violators.
Since the removal of the limit on active
membership by the Worcester (Mass ) Auto
mobile club thnt organisation has been
forging ahead rapidly In point of numheia.
For the first six months this year the
state of New York issued .2t licenses to
owners of automobiles and I 'Jf.5 to chauf
feur, for which It collected IJs.MI In fees.
Senator PTiuimcey M. Dcpcw and his w ifa,
who recently arrived to I aria, Intend mak-
II J U L.l.tT It 1 I t . . I 1 .. . I .1 I. t i. , .... I
and may lio n r' pi i .niun .1 , In i .t .s.
Governor Uillett of California Is m.c of ,
the most active oulm-ls ot any si. He x-ci-tlvc
In the onuniry. lie did a ot nmk
in ti.e last campaign wn.t t!ic nld if his
An nflici r of the ip rinim army wl'l at to cross .Arriia 1:. an 01101110111;,' by
way of (jermftn l.ust Atrli . l!l'l-li Cent nil
Alriea. litiooeslii and li-'iiiun H-uiHwist
Afrit u. ,
Tho Importers' Automobile .N.ilun will I
hold Its fourth annual show of ii.r, .gu
curs and uecesstn it s .it AludMori Souaie '
Cfiinleti. New iurk, December J.i to Jan
uary 4.
In connection with l, ..sum's Old Home
week cekbriilioii nn aiuoiiiuhile anade will
be held August 1, followed by a hsln mien 8
race and athletic panics 011 tl.e historic
The Automobile club of Indiana refused
to support a race project on the Indianu
Mule lair grounds ut Indianapolis on tuu
ground thut the truck was not til for high
speeding. '
The . new automobile fa. t .ry nt New !
Ciistle, Ind., for which Vice I 'i 1 shli nt Fair
banks recently laid the cornel stone, will ,
cost !!., ijfi, cover sixly-llve act i s und tin- j
ploy 2,i)i) workers. '
Among the thirty new members elected 1
by t lie Automobile club of I'hiladeiphia ut j
its last meeting was Jane s AicCiea, pivai- !
dent of the l'i nnsylvanlu railroud, who is j
an ardent motorist. I
Under the auspices of the Maiquis do i
I'ion a great test for touring automobiles
soon will be run in France, the winner to !
receive a magnificent silver trophy, known
as the lress 1 up. j
I'roliably the largest contract for auto- 1
mobiles ever mane was slum .1 recently by j
a Philadelphia company, which ugrced to,
supply 3-4i cars a year lor live je.ns to u I
firm m Floience, Ituly. j
The Imperial Automobile club of (icrmnny '
lobt $4o. by the emperors cup nice, a 1
huge sum biing exjn 1 1 to put the Tauus
course, over w'deh 1 run, in condition
and the erect grand atutida.
The ascending ot ..k .hW iii, the hUlr- j
est accessible peak 111 tn.- Siena Muire 1
mountains. Is a 11 ut that is atlrucimg iiuio- !
iitobihsts of southern California. Too moan-
tain Is a little over a mile high.
I'nllke the rul ing board, the touring !
committee of tho American Automobile as- j
soi lalton Included "1J ' ulong Willi otoer
entiy numbers lor the (Hidden tour. M r .
remarkublo still, the recipient made no pro-
In one day recently at Portland, Oie.. J.
11. Wallace broke two iciouts, winning a
tweiily-nve-mile race oil a cilcular 11 .o k
in JS minutes, lv, , , onds. und u len-ini.e.
Mice oil the same Hack in lu minutes, jurs 1
seconds. j
New Jersey motorists have raised a fund
of several liiou.saud Hollars lo luoroiighly
test in the courts liie speed luw of iliat !
fclule, which rural otlictals Interpret to suit. I
themselves, uiways lo tno ulhuuvantau of
tno motorist.
Chicago uutoists are most gallant, be
cause uamp weather prevented the taking
of old ladies of public Institutions out oil
Orphans' day, tho Windy city moioris.s
are planning a special outing tor them later
in Hie summer.
In Pennsylvania l.r.4J4 automobilo licenses
wero Issued the lirst six months tills year,
as iiKulnst 1I. I.SJ all of last your. The slate
uses the prolitt. obtained from the lies for
survey work und experiments with dusi
luylng muterluls.
The iiutuiiioblle speedway ut I.akeflde,
Sun Diego county, California, is one ot the
tnslest in the country, owing Uui ly to Its
shape that of a gnat itg-two miles
around and with the lony; curves banked
high for speeding.
During a recent tiro near l.archmoiit, I..
I., the horses were unable, owing to in avy I
roads, to drag an engine lo the blaze. 1'n- I
hitching Ihis teuni the lire chief s.-ut for
an automobile, which towed tho engine to
the tiro in quick time.
A novel feature of the race for the
kalsor's cup was the-patnting of the cars,
the German being white; French, blue;
ltulian, red; belgiun, yellow; Knglish,
green; Austrian, 01 tinge and black, and
Swiss, red and yellow.
To got the best of a private detective
agency which set traps to catch unwary
motorists in whoso lines they siiui'ed, the
Norrlstown (fa.) Automobile club erected
signs and stationed members uloug the
roads to warn strange drivers.
The Chicngo Automobile club will hold a
show of cars, tires and sundries In the full
Independently und probably before the reg
ulur show of the Nutlonul Association of
Automobilo Manufacturers, which will be
held November ZD to Deeeinbir 7.
Declaring thut the only way to prevent
the Vunderiillt cup ruco Ho. 11 lapsing is to
hold it on the bcueh ut Ortuond. members
of the Florida Automobile, association ure
pressing the matter upon the ottii iuls of
lite Americun Automobile uSMiclullun.
The hangings, wull paper, carpets und
furniture of the sleeping upurtmeius of the
tl7f.Coi) club house. Just opened by lh Chl
cugo motorists, were selected by the wives
of the members, with the result that too
rooms posueus a most artistic, It uneilku
Tho suppression of the Stuttgart Interna
tional race' Is regarded as the lust step by
the German government toward the com
plete prohibition of automobile ra lug Ml
the highways of the empi-.e, in accordance
with the wishes of the minister of the In
terior. Curl I.lttlesterna, the Swedish glohe-t rot
ter, who tuts driven In an automol.ili; la
'every part of the world except Africa and
Alaska, is on his way to tho latter to dilvu
mi auto stage between Dawson and llran-
. ville. tile most northern stuue route In the
Whnt Is said to be the "farthest north"
automobile go rag" In the world Is located
at Calgary, Northwest Territory, Canada.
It Is ?r,n miles faither north than St.
Petersburg and the most northerly point
on the globe where automobiles ure sold
and cared for.
Tho HrldKoport (Conn.) Automobile club
claims to have broken the non-stop record,
a touring car owned bv one of Its members
having been driven 4i miles in twenty
one days without the engine having been
stopped. This Is oxer l,0u miles better than
tho previous record.
The couches of the rowing crews of sev
eral of the eastern universities have de
cided that there is nothing so rtstful to
the nun under their chnrgo after u hard
pull In the rhills as u ride in nn auto
mobile. Gasolene tonic has been mlded, as
It were, to the training table din.
Massachusetts' new registration law pro
vides an annual fee of $s for automobiles
and t'2 fo" motorcycles. It goes Into effect
Austlst 1. and. no mutter If each of the
15,000 motorists In that state already h
paid a t fee under the old law, he must
Spend 15 more for the balance of the year,
anuary 1 another $T. fee will be required.
To aid the promoters of the Vanderbllt
cup race, should It he decided to hold It In
New Jersey, the legislature of that state,
without an opposing vote, pussed bills per
mitting the closing of public roads to other
travel while the contest Is on and allowing
motorists from other states to enter and
leave New Jersey without taking out
A valuuble nnd decisive test of commer
cial motor vehicles is to begin in Kngland
September 9 and last twentv-two running
days. The vehtcles competlns' will move
from town to town nnd a careful record
of their mileage, repairs, etc., will be kept.
At the places exhibitions will be
held at night, opened by the vurlous
Ninth Annual ( hnmpfoiixhlp In ( hi
rouu In AiiKimt.
The ninth annual amut. ir champion
ship of the Western Golf association will
be held en the courso of the Chicago Gulf
club, August 6, 7, 8, 9 und lo. The annual
Competition for the western ch.impionsl.lp
Is open to amateur golfers who are mem
bers of dubs belonging to the Western
Golf association, the competition being
played under the rules ot the I'nlted
States Golf association. The winner of the
competition shall be amateur champion of
the Western Golf association for a year,
and his club will have the custody of the
George It. Thorne trophy until the next
annuul championship ineetliu. C. F.
Thompson is secretary witli lis ofiice in
Chicago, at l'ittf Hallway Exchange build
ing. The open tournaments of the associa
tion, yet to b playtd are:
July lH-iO Gb n View club. Golf. 111., gen
eral tournament.
July 2f.. 27-Kcnt Country club, Grind
ttaplils. Mich., general tournament.
July 25 Midlothian Country club, blue
Island. III.. Pater Filius cup.
July 3"-Au;ust J liiinl;.i club, Luke
Forest. Ill , general tournament.
August li-W-Koilt Island Arsenal ( Vrf'
club. Kix'k I.iUnd. Id., (rii-'ul tournament.
August l''-.l Jacks.. n li:r!t Golf chin,
Chicago. I'd., general tournament.
August Luke Geneva Country club.
Lake Geneva. Wis., general tournament
August 23 Midlothian 1'ii.iii'rv rluh. Llje
Island, 111., "Su'li i'-w" lumhui.niit.
Game Has Swung Back Both Here
and in foreign Lands.
tirrutrr Interest nted In the 1 nlteil
Mates This Senium llrltaln
Also Kinds Kpurt Stronger
Th mi for Sensoim.
The I'nlted Stntes National Iawn Tennis
association this year made provision In Its
schedule for more tournaments than for
many seosons before. There has been an
increase In the number of clubs In this
country formed for the purpose of playing
the game and leagues for lntcrclub matches
have hi en springing up everywhere. This
rellects the condition on the other side, too.
The Field of London finds the matter
worthy of a leader In a recent Issue. The
Kiiglish publication takes occasion at the
same time to point out that the American
method of encouraging lawn tennis In the
schools is having its Improving effect on
the quality ot the game In this country.
Lawn tennis undoubtedly did fall off In
favor In the I'nlted States, but since has
coine back strongly. It Is considered by
many persons here to be n safe prediction
thut the gume will Increase In popular
favor to a surprising extent In the next
three seasons. I. awn tennis is regarded as
having shown amazing vitality, because
there are few sports which have come
back so once they have dropped from pub
lic liking.
What the Field has to say is Interesting
to persons lure, because whatever may
have been the conditions here a couple of
years back the boom Is on In lawn tennis
here, too. The English sporting paper says
in putt:
From many points of view tho announce
ment that ull the reserved seats at the
championship tournament now proceeding
at Wimbledon hud been booked some weeks
in udvance may be regarded with satisfac
tion. There ure special reasons why in the
cast? of this game the number of noncoin
batant visitors to the great tournament of
the year can be taken as a rough measure
of Its extension and why the spu'tators
of the championship matches may be be
lieved to be for the most part representa
tive of solid growth In the multitude of
those to whom the introduction of lawn
tennis lias afforded wludesome exercise and
recreation. Little experience of such gath
erings is required to convince one that no
mere cruze or propensity Is fostered by
attending them. No cause can be aliened
for suspecting a groat gulf b'tween play
ing and looking on; no need for the lawn
tennis apologist to plead that the crowd Is
diverted from some more or less vicious
manner of wasting time or gratifying a
craving for excitement.
It must bo remembered that lawn tennis
owes nothing to external assistance. Dur
ing the greater part of the last twenty
years It lias received much Ignorant deri
sion and but little praise from the press
of the Country; It has been declared ntain
nnd again to be dead or dying, while Its
solid merits have nil the time been gain
ing for It host of recruits In every part of
tho civilized world. In fact the growth of
the annual tournament list, Itself an Index
of the Increasing supply of players, the
gradual and quiet progress which has at
last made itself felt and tho voluntary ac
cession of hosts of fino athletes preceded
the burst of recognition which occurred but
two or three seasons back.
I : fleet of Ultor'a Victory.
The number and spread of the entrants
for the recent All Kngland championships
also Impress the writer of the article. Ha
speaks of the Americans and others In the
recent tournument, which for the first time
was wan by other than an Kngllshmun. It
Is curious to note how the sort of prophecy
In tills article written before the tourna
ment iias been verified by the Victory of
Norman K. Hrookcs, on Australian, In the
championship round. The writer continues:
A glance at tho program of the All Eng
land championships may suffice to suggest
u number of questions concerning the pres
ent and future status of lawn tennis In this
country. There was a dale In tho history
of the Wimbledon tournament when It was
almost us popular as It is at present, owing
to the sudden und wonderful development of
Hie skill of a small bHtid of players, of
whom the late Messrs. William and Mrnest
Uenshaw were Hie leaders. by way of
contrast it would appear that we have now
reached a lean year In respect of Liltlsh
talent, inasmuch as the holders of tho
championships, who l.cve to no small ex
tent repeated the personal attraction of
tluir famous precursors, nave rem en num
1 h.- an na. The game originally created by
the brilliant feats, the chivalrous sporis-
1' admirable chuninlons. Is in. . m sucn a
position as to lie able to run alone.
Of the numerous candidates for the va
cant titles It may bo said that not brilons,
but colonial and foreign visitors engage the
largest amount of public curiosity. The
tact that luwn tennis hns become a univer
sal rath.-r than a national game, capable
of affording what are now called Olympic
contests in a more capable manner than
miiv other, is Indicated by the Wimbledon
list of names. For the Kenshaw cun not
onlv nre aspirants from the Fritted States
cen'tendlng with the flower of Australia,
b it India nnd Egypt are represented by
their champions und Austrlu has to be
reckoned with.
Among the ladles who are candidates for
the honor of challenging Mrs. Chambers
for the title Is Miss Sutton from the pu
rine coast, who has once before curried the
championship to her distant home, together
Willi Canadian, South American and Aus
trian plovers. Though France is unfortu
nately without a delegate, it Is not that
she Is destitute of players of tho first rank.
A belginn contingent has previously vis
ited us with distinction and will be heartily
welcome on Its next appearance, while of
other European countries which have the
means of making a creditable show when
ever thev cun mobilize their full strength
Holland. Sweden und Prussia may be pur
tloularlv Instanced.
The time bus passed when the rivalry of
competitors from abroad was welcome In
deed, but far from formidable; and while
we ure now indebted to our visitors for
much of tho attractiveness of the yeur's
championships, there is no little cause for
apprehension that we may have to con
giatulate some of rtiem upon having made
a greater advance than our own best men
can show.
l'luy at Mcbools.
Fussing to the International matches, the
Field Indulges In a critclsm of the an
progressiveness of the brltlsh In failing to
provide more Interscholnstle play. In the
I'nlted States not only do several of the
universities hold tournaments for the
school boys to the end of selecting a na
tional intcrscholastlc champion, but tlm
Public Schools Athletic league also recently
lias undertaken a systematic plun of work
ln the game for the high school lads. The
consideration of the points follows:
In the peculiar fitness of lawn tennis for
internal lorial contests undoubtedly lies one
of its best features. It Is, of course, possi
ble to attach excessive Importance In sport
el a'l kinds to the f -w mutches between
expert of th- first rank, und especially
the chosen champions of dl.Terent coun
tries; but, on the other hand there Is good
reason to believe that by such contests anj
bv the exampl of those who bestow more
time and pains upon games than the rank
and tile i f players could profitably afford
the games themselves are diKniflod and
reeiiiiinenibd. to th- gr.-at advuntujo if,
tin who ure thus Induced to cultivate. '
them in moderation It has Justly been I
said of lawn tennis that it Is the recreation I
I . r .1... ....... 1... u.u -I....O ,,.. .n
that account forget that In this country it 1
has been perfected by a fsw nun of leisure j
who could spend summer after summer In
tournament pluy.
The advantage jn the possession of such 1
t layers us Us representatives has hitherto
oeionueii 10 our oll eininiijr, mm 11 v e
fall behind In the race It w'll be because
our rlvuls have balanced this either bv
1 greater uthlctic ability, by svstentatle and
I intellectual application or by training In
'youth. The last Is a most Important eon- j
i Fiib r itloii. and It Is In the failure of lawn
. ti-niiis to pain a fooling at English public
! schools, while It Is cultivated assiduously
at si hoola in AmirlcH and our colonies. J
, t' at our first preat defeat on English turf I
, wiil be attributable. D feat In these clr- j
lumstnnces will to te inevitable, 1
' and It Is not 1n Itself to lie crestlv deplored
wh-n it comes, provided that It brings no
' di-'enurafiement.
Wlother lawn tenids Is a desirable a(1
j Jitljn to the school curriculum Is for du-
, .it'onuilStH to COllSlilel'. but lloWeyer till."
: .ay be. we arc coin liu o! ti .it it Is m
uispensahle for a large proportion of our
outh. since it affords tn un exceptional
manner the ixenise. the lualthy stiruilus.
lie ununited vista of Improvement . t'ne
! meiilsl and moral training thai chui.o'
1 terize games of the first class, while It l
.available t many for whom no otuer
1 athletic recreation Is equally suitable. It
' lias been pointed out Willi great force that
1 In spue of eminent , x.imples K.nuilsh play
ers ar liegltiilul of lietliod lis coa..iied
with their American rivals that they have
no school for acquiring style in slue
to that which formerly existed In 1'uiuin.
that evi n the bi st professional coaches
have been exp 'tied to the continent, and
thnt for new developments of strokes and
tactics we have lau Iv had to look abroad.
Perhaps Hi,, p. of n champlonh1p or
two. to say nothing of the international
trophy, which is shortly to be competed for.
and therewith the iirivllene of providing
the ground for the con'ist. may he neces
sary to enforce these lessons. In that case
the somewhat mysterious absentation of
our champion from last year's contests -regrettable
as It tuny appear In the cli -cumstiiriees
of the hour- may lie n bh sslne
In disguise. At any rale the old. If not all
the new, Knullsh admirers of lawn tennis
will not grudge the winners of the cham
pionships or the Davis cup their victory.
The present year has already been one
of wholesome criticism and the commence
ment of reform. Itiiwn tennis has on the
whole been fortunate utnll recently In its
administrators as well 11 s Its players.
For the well drafted code of rules nnd
the wise adoption of tonn's traditions It
has to thank the earlv fathers of the All
Kngland Lawn Tennis club, and for its
world wide extension to no small degree
the Lawn Tennis association nnd the coir
nate body of the I'nlted States If the as
sociation can effectively command the
earnest and undivided support of Its con
stituents we may confidently hope not only
that the credit of the game, somewhat
rudely shnken bv recent controversies will
I be restored, but thnt there will be no re
currence or tno present iiiitieultv of finding
an international team, nnd that our players
will once more take a foremost part In the
developments of skill and Ingenuity which
the future Is certain to produce.
!) Moines mil lunn frnrkn Are
Get (lug llasy.
The second annual open tournament of
the Iowa Lawn Tennis association will be
held August 5 to 10 nt the Hyperion club,
Pes Moines, when the championship of
Iowa In gentlemen's singles nnd doubles
will be decided, the matches being rl-iyed
under the auspices nnd rules of the West
ern Lawn Tennis association. The winner
In the singles will be culled upon to play
Walter T. Hayes of Toledo, la., present
holder of the state chrrmplonshlp, nnd the
winners of the doubles will piny the present
chnmplons. W. T. Hayes nnd W. E. Hlnther
wick of Hock Valley, In. both these play
ers nre well known In Omaha, as Hayes
Is the present holder of the Middle West
tennis championship nnd Platherwlck is the
ambidextrous doctor who was such n hnrd
proposition to put out nt several tourna
ments held In Omaha.
Conrad Young and several other Omahn
players have sltrnUied their Intention of
going to Des Moines to the tournament
nnd in return of the compliment a large
number of tho Ivs Moines players say
they will come to the Middle West tourna
ment, which meets a couple of weeks nfter
the Des Moines tournament. Lnfe Young,
Jr., of the Pes Motnes Capital has taken
up tennis nnd Is boosting tho game besides
putting In all Ids spure time in practice.
He hns written to Omaha to boost for the
Iowa meet and to get more Omaha players
to go to ros Moines for the week. He
says the Dos Moines players will more
than reciprocate.
Tho secretary Is E. N. Hopkins of Des
Moines. Pluy will begin nt p) a. m. nnd
at 2 p. m. each day. The entertainment
program for the week Includes a trip Mon
day evening to Ingersoll park nnd theater,
Tuesday an automobile ride, Thursday the
annual meeting and dinner nt the club and
Friday night a dance at the club.
Coakley'a Unll Split Hone In Ilia;
Mini's Arm.
NEW YORK. July 3D. Many weeks will
lapse before Dan McGunn, field captain of
the Giants, will again don a base ball uni
form, and tho end of the season may come
before he Is ublo to hurl a bull across tho
diamond or clutch u bat firmly enough to
mukfl a awing hurt. After waiting pa
tiently for three weeks for his arm to
round Into shapo and undergoing various
treatments, tho stublHirn whip was put
under the X-ray nnd the liosnltal Biirguona
, tnuTH ttmt th(1 b(ino wns broken, and tho
j who,e r .0 be shipped Into a pins-
tor cast to wait for further orders. In tho
main bone of the forearm a longitudinal
break was discovered, and tho split bono
will have to knit together securely before
McGann can again take his Job at first.
The doctors explained thut a longitudinal
break Is one that runs lengthwise of the 1
bone Instead of oosswlse, as Is usual ln ;
such coses. For that reason they are very !
hnrd to discove r, and but for the X-ray j
big Dan might have been still waiting for .
the soreness to get out of his wing. Tills '
news ramo as a deep disappointment to i
the other members of tho team, who want I
tho captain buck ln the game. McGunn i
was hit on the arm bv a pitched ball
thrown by Coakley In Cincinnati the same
Inning that bresnahun was knocked out.
Match between the Champions Is In
CINCINNATI. O., July 2. A sioclal con
test between Miss May Sutton, champion
woman tennis player of the world, anl
Miss Sears, tho American champion, Is
planned for the tri-stute tournament, which
0ens In this city the last of August. Noth
ing has yet been heurd from either player,
but the officials of the tournament have
tho matter before them, und are hopeful
of obtaining the contest, for which a valu
able prise will be offered.
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Whereabouts of Some of the Base
Ball Stars.
X rteraim ho llnve Fonurl Good
berths Ouistile of l'hliiimlilp
( onqinni anil Are Mill
et It.
Sonic major league base ball placers go
to the minor leng n s because they haw
passed the period whin they are lip to
ma lor league speed; some go to tho Minors
because they need more development and
are not yet up to major league sp 1: some
return to the minors bocuti'c they are not
made of major league capacity. Whatever
the reason, minor leagues are a lilesliig
for the great army of professional player
for whom theie Is no room in the big
The minor leagues nre tilled with plnyers
who once played in the National or Ameri
can league, and no doubt sonic of these I
could hold their own In fashionable com
pany were they to return to it. At the
same time they are quit- busy holding
their ow n where tin y are, for the principal
minor lencues are speedy on their own ne
count and call for ball playing of quality.
A former National league player of note
Indeed, he was famous in his day who
lias found a sntirtuary In the minors Is
Theodore breltensteln, tho once rrnck
pitcher of the St. Isnils and Clncbinntl
tinnm. "I'.relt" lias been with the Now
Orleans dub of the Southern learue for I
several yours and has pl.iye.l much good
bnll there. lis Is not played out yet by
any means, and In that climate has shown
us good form as lie ever did In the parent
Another old-timer still on tho base bnll
earth is George Van Haltren, who Is earn
ing his dnlly brend with the
dub of the California league.
bill Phil-
lips, tho former Red pitcher. Is with the
New Orleans team, ns Is Iive Cross, the
veteran thldd basonan, recently released
by Washington. billy Gilbert, who plnved
second base for MeOraw's world's cham
pion New Yorks, Is filling the same jmisI
tion for the Trenton tlub In the Trl-Slnte
league, and Joo Kelby, star of the old
Orioles and later manager of the Cincin
nati Reds, Is manager und player on the
Toronto Eastern league team and doing
Juke berklcy, who spent yenrs In Na
tional lengue service, Is playing lirst base
for the Kansas City team of the Americun
association, and Mike Grady, a veteran of
both the National and American leagues, Is
doing backstop duty for the Wllmlngtons
of tho Trl-Stnte league. Joe Dohin, once a whore he will reimrt today. John
fuvorite In Philadelphia nnd Louisville, Is j on opened the season with the Welser
with Omaha In the Western, nnd "Ducky" ,,,an1 of xh Maho State lengue nt Welser,
Holmes of the White Sox Is managing the ! o"'h of Spoluine. nnd lip to June 30 had
Lincoln team and placing third base. Frank ! I'Hched seventy-five Innings without a hit
Lachanco, who played first base for brook
lyn In the National lengue and boston In
tho American league, Is now guurdlng the
first cushion for the Watorbury team of ' Plnycd games in which his team scored
the Connectlt;ut league. ninety-eight runs to Its opponents' flvu.
On the Haverhill club of the New Englajad J"mon Is credited with striking out eight
league Is Hilly Hamilton. Into of BoBton Pn mrn ln rnrh of gnmes. In on
and Philadelphia, and ono of the beat
fielders, batters and base runners the Na
tional league ever had. Cupid Chllds, a
noted second baseman over a dozen years
ago and an associate of Patsy Tobeau on
the CTevelundN, is playing second base for
the A., J. and O. team of the New York
State league. Sam Mertes, who worked on
various big lengue teams. Is with the Ml...
neapolls cluh of the American association.
60 Is buck Freeman, who was famous us a
home run slugger In the big league. Both
are playing the game right up to the
Mulnchl Ktttredge Is still In harness. He
catches for and manages the Montreal
team In the Kastern league, billy Klester
of the Jersey Cltys Is another former big
league plnyer who has found a good berth
ln the minor league ranks. Hugh Duffy, a
hitter of rare quality In tho National
league years ngo, is managing the Provi
dence team. Heinle Pelts, for many sea-
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HARRY E. M00RES, 0. A. P. D.
sons n contpi. ',ior- I'gine behind the bat
In the National ! nunc, imiv sports th
mask and I .id for the l.o'lisilh' team.
ti!nr f trior h .mue pi. ..Mrs now in th
Anietlian a.-'so, mi ion ne I'hHths Carr.
maiinici r or the Indlanaiolis cluh; Jimmy
Ittirki. w!o 's placing will K.iiisas City;
Anil rose I 'ut ' 1 ' ,i tn . tl.e I.'k southpaw
plti her. with Lomsvlllc and once with tht
New York Aine'lciins. Mclllth. Huelsman
nnd Krueu. r, wtih K. iter's City; Montu
p.eville. with Columbus; Gremlngir. ti e big
third hns man. with Minneapolis; Geler,
Koeloer. old Joe Sllgdell and I'iu In r l.e
loy. wph St Paul; Sinnct and Abbott
with Toledo. policrtaille nnd Wicker.
nf th.
! pitchers, with Columbus; lick t'oolei. with
Louisville; brings and Kiilum, pitchers,
! nnd otto W illiams, shortstop, with Indian-'
j Bpolls; Jack Mil ly'thy. with Knnsns City,
j Thoney. the Toronto outtlehbi who li
j doing tine work this season and Is to Ji1n
j the boston Antiileans next year, was tn
I the American league a few seasons ugn,
both with New York nnd Clevelnnd He
Is one of the fastest runners in base ball
nnd a splendid thrower. Harry Schlaftey,
recently with Washington. Is on the snnis
teum. Charley bnbb. who played short for
the New York Nationals not so long ngo, Is
Willi the Memphis dub of the Southern
league. In the same league, playing with
Atlnntu, Is Otto Jordan, who was brook
lyn's second baseman for one season.
Jack Dunn, who did valuable work on the.
New Yorks for McGrnw as a utility man.
Is manager and second baseman of tha
Paltlmore Eastern b-agne team.
Van 7.tii dt, the former St. Louis Ameri
can outtlchlir. Is playing with blnghumton
of the New York State league. Sb olmiin,
the former brooklyn catcher. Is with I 'tic,
Jimmy Sebrlng, who played the outfield for
Pittsburg and Cincinnati, Is with tho Wil
llamsport dub of the Trl-Slute league.
Harry Arndt, third baseman for the St,
Iuils Cardinals last season, In with th
Wilmington club.
Lew Wlllso, one time n box man for th
New York Americans nnd n brother of
George Wiltse, is one of the Johnstown
club pitchers. The Itiirrlsburg club hns
I ,wo noted veterans on Its roster of players,
' '",,n ' whom Were big league stars. On
Ih bill Schrlver, the catcher, who saw long
service on various big league teams and
who once tried to catch a bnll thrown from
Washington monument. The other Is Kip
Srlhnch, who played In New York. Wnsh- '
Ington nnd boston, and In his time shon
luminously as 0, bntter nnd outfielder.
Wonderful lt-rord of YYiinlilnKtou'a
iN'eiv Tm Irler,
SPOKANE, Wnsh. July 3n Wnlter John
son, n native of California, born at Ana
heim nineteen yenrs ngo, whose record ns
a twirler Is without parallel In base bnll
history, has signed n contract to pitch for
tho American league team of Washington,
being scored against him. He struck out
US! men in hlnety-nlne Innings, pitched
seven consecutive shut out games nnd
game he retired the first eight men to fac
him, while eleven others did not reach first
bnse. While In California playing with
the Ollndn team, he pitched forty-nine In
nings without a lilt being scored by th
opposing tenm.
While his performnnces hnve never been
approached by the big leagues, Johnson Is
m,-ul,ftt Tfn i?ois nbont bin work on th
aimnn(1 ,n n businesslike way and is good
nntur,.rt throughout, never questioning th
decislons of tho mnn with the Indicator.
Ho hns tho chnrnctorlstlc California faith
In himself nnd In Mils, coupled with his
headwork, he has mnde more thnn good In
a stnte l"ngiin composed of fast and heady
plnyers, brought to this part of the north
west from the base bnll centers In th
middle west, east and Pacific coast. Vet
erans who have watched Ids piny since th
opening of tho senson declare that th
coming yenr will see the young Cnllfornlati
nt the hend of the pitching ranks In th
major lengue.
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