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TIIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: MONDAY. .T ANT A IVY 11. 1900.
TOPERA HAS TWENTY MEN
Tick Ccoley is Collecting Big Bunch
for New Tem.
JAY ANDREWS WANTS TO STICK
Old nonlnn Is .roorlaal the (nmlrr
I an Kffort to Pat t'p Geo
fight In the VmImi
rats 'cm tip, and yesterday an last night
ttgothr he burnM up 11 bushels, ana
rvn thrn ervrral m'mln of the winter
Icnguo kikd for morn heat. Pa think
it will put a want ad In The Bee for mort
cobs If this lick kcrps up.
Pucks' H"lma I counting big on
Charly Tnylt r. the Omaha semi-pro
pitcher ho picked up her". Taylor pitched
last season In the Kanm and Nebraska
r.rt,sh-s and did good work. Ha not only
pitched well, but la aald to hare hit at
the terrific clip of .3X. Taylor standi six
fert tall and weighs 10.
Word pomes from Topeka that Dirk
Cooler, mansgr, of the Topeka Western
league team, at the present writing-, haa
twenty men under contract for next sr-a-son.
Cooley haa been extremely busy dur
Inar the last few days and hai eepured the
signatures of many new men. who ahould.
from their dope, make a food showing In
the. Western league.
The best looking addition Is Vols,
pitcher whom Cooloy secured from the Cin
cinnati team. Jake Vols was with Sioux
City under Carney In 190 and waa mighty
effectlre. Voli was carried by the Reds
during the gTeatcr portion of last season
but waa hardly ripe for the majors, and
Cooley'e bid for hla services was accepted.
He pitched In the South Atlantic league in
190T and waa a winner. At Cincinnati he
showed .symptom of wlldness. and this Is
hla only fault. He Is a right-hander and
bus good curves nnd a world of speed.
IVIehlta almost landed him. but he signed
with Cooley while communicating with
' Another player of whom Cooley la ex
pecting a lot la Bob Corklll. an outfielder,
who played with Joplln awhile last season.
CorkJtl quit the Jnplln team because he
couldn't . ret a salary to Ms liking, and
played Independent ball for the reat of th
season. He played forty-eight games with
Joplln and had a perfect fielding average.
His batting average was .243 and he was
noted' for hla timely hitting. He will do
if he can be Induced to discard the amber
Cooley's other late acquisitions are an
outfielder and two Intlelders, Harry Curtis,
who played with the Balls team In the
Texas. league, was secured. Curtis was
the premier outfielder of that circuit last
season and hla hitting was sufficient to in
sure good work next season. Mike Jacobs
(not the old third baseman by that name,
but a promising youngster) p!ayed with
tho Wllkesbarre team In the Tri-State last
season, and comes highly tonted to Cooley.
Cullen Is another young lnflelder, whom
Cooley secured from the Wllilainsijort team
of the Trl-State league.
Doran, .the veteran Boston catcher, and
Kern, the star of the Texas league last
searon, . look the best at prtsent. The
other catchers, Bartloy and Iirennan, wero
good, catchers in the Western association
nnd will be given a good workout next
spilnK. Vols Is the best righthander on
tho Topeka team at present. Cooley,
however. Is trying to get Selby back from
Louisville. He was one of the strongest
pilch?1 In the league last season and
helped Topeka materially In winning the
pii.nant Hendrix, a youngster, Is nil
the reserve list and ought to do well, as
he waa a winner In the association. ' Old
"Dad" Roach, who Is 4 ( years old, ranked
Focond In the association last season onl
ho will be retained, despite his age. He
la a southpaw and a spltball artist. Bur
num and Belts, both southpaws, were
u rutted ' from the Western association.
Jucli Holland of the. Wichita team sr-nt
his draft money for these . two players
to Secretary Farrell, but Cooley'a money
got there first. Thomason Is a promis
ing young lefthander, whom Cooley pur
chased f ronv. Bartlesvtlle last season. He
Is a hard hitter and should he fail to
make good In the box Cooley will shift
him to the outfield.
O-t tho Infield Cooley will play first.
From last season's team. Kahl, a second
baseman, S. Olson, a brother of E. Olson,
drafted by Louisville, Is a rattling good
shortstop. Jay Andrews, the veteran, will
try for his Job at third base. In addition.
Bell. Jacobs. Nagel and Cullen will try
for positions, and thla quartet contains
soma strong tslent.
There are but three outfielders on the
team' at present Cole will be retained.
Corklll and Curtis are the other two. with
a possibility of Thomason being shifted.
Butch Freese. who will catch for Bartlea
vllle this year, says he Is negotiating with
the Western association for permission to
use a flat bst. He has made three samples
and sent them on for Inspection by th
officers of the league. Butch believes h
could get a hit every week with such a bat
Ploux City papers are authority for the
itatement that Mike Car.tlllon, who. they
asseverate, still owns the bulk of the Des
Moines franchise, has e greed to let HIgglna
have all the cast-offs he won't need for
the Minneapolis term, which will train
seme In the spring at Des Moines.
FA HOIK KXGL19H RACE COIRSE9
CHANCE FOR NEBRASKA CAME
Badger Foot Ball Team Seriously
GOSSIP OF WINTER ATHLETICS
itlook far the Badgers U I acertala,
a Base Ball In the Spring Is
Still Mere o Trark
Tea at Weak.
One of the real sweet treats, or possible'
treats, in store for. Western league fans
thla year has all but been overlooked. It
la the opportunity that will be afforded
by the addition cf the trn-o Kansas town
of seeing one In action that popular old
antolluvlan. Jay Andrew. Omaha sports
will welcome the opportunity and will
embrao Jay with a fond and affectionate
hug will they In Sioux City. But It
Isn't a cinch that Jay will stick It out,
for half a doaen Impudent young chaps
am going to be given a try-out for his
third corner. Jay aays they'll have to go
some, though. If they beat him out. foi
he been getting younger every year for
th last twenty. If this process keeps jp
he's liable to be a boy tgain within the
r ext decade.
Pa Rourk say If Jack Frost doesn't
let up he la going to need at least fourteen
wagon loads more of corn cobs. Brother
lav hat bought an underfeed stove that
The new 10c cigar.
A smoke that tickles
a smoker' taste from
the strike of the match
to the very last puff.
A straight Havana
filler,' with a Sumatra
wrapper. A cigar that
has no equal among
ten cent cigars.
ASK YOl'R CIGAR MAX.
Cbaa, DonoTua Cigar Co.,
Omaha. Mob., fcloux City, Xa,
LAltUiai MZK. 15c.
Classics Cnadarted Over Several far
Last Two Ceatarles.
As the classic events of the English rac
ing season the dprby, the 8t. Lexer and
the Oaks always create worldwide Interest
it will be a matter of Information to all
classes of turfmen to say something about
the race courses over which these events
are decided, says a recent Issue of the
London Sporting Life. Not the least in
teresting feature of these courses 1 their
sge. Racing was held at Epsom a far
back as 1645. but It did not assume a per
manent chsracter until the first derby In
The Newmarket course Is over 200 year
old. while the Ascot races owe their origin
to Queen Anne In 1711. The York and Don
caster meetings are more than 150 years
old. while Ooodwocd was Inaugurated more
than 104 year ago.
The three Thames valley courses Hurst
years ago the managers of Sandown park
are all modern courses, established In the
last thirty-five years. It was on the last
named course, however, that the first race
for $S0,00O stakes took place. Twenty-three
years ago the managers of Sondown paik
startled the racing world by instituting the
Ecllpso stakes, nominally worth this
amount first won by that famous horse
Bendlgo and the success of the venture
was such that the Jockey club ultimately
established two S.V.000 races at Newmarket,
via., the lYInco of Wales' stakes and the
Jockey club stakes. Needless to say, the
laces of these enormous stakes attract the
best horses of each year, and It Is on rec-
ord that In 1893 two winners of the derby.
two winners of the St. Leger. two winner
of the Two Thousand Guinea and a win
ner of the Ascot cup ran on the Sandown
park course for the Kclipse stakes.
Newmarket, "the racing capital of Eng
land," possesses no fewer than ten courses,
the longest being four and one-quarter
miles in circuit. Here the Jockey club has
its jhlcf seat, while over 1,000 horses will
ourn ue lounu in training on th Heath,
Altogether there are nearly fifty training
establishment at Newmarket, and a large
army of employee aie constantly at work
during tho racing season keeping the
courses and galloping grounds In order,
The cost of this labor Is mostly met by
tho fee charged by tho Jockey club on each
horse trained on the Heath. For horses
in training an annual charge of t!i Is made,
while a foe of 110 Is levied on yearlings
taking their first lessons. Altogether be
tween $0",0'10 and 175, 0C0 is derlvod from
th'.-se sources every year. Although some
what exjiensive, most owners like to train
their horses at Newmarket, for then the
horses need not be taken away to run.
There are seven annual meetings to choose
from and prises like the Two Thousand and
Cesarewltch to win, and In addition the
ourse can be chosen which will most
kely suit the horse; for, while some an)
mals cun run equally well on any course,
here are others which never do them
selves Justice except on a course they like.
'onsenuently there is often a great deal to
gained by properly "fleeing" a horae,
is st Newmarket where King Eflward's
race horses are trained by Dick Marsh, aa
the famous trainer Is known on the turf,
while not far from the town is a beautiful
eRtate owned by Danny Maher, the famous
American ckey and probably the richest
professional rider In the world.
How many people are aware that had it
not been for the generosity of Lord George
Bentlnck some sixty years ago the Derby
race at Epsom might have been crossed
off the racing calendar? In lftS-'M IICO.OOO
waa spent on the erection of a grandstand
which accommodates 7.600 spectators. The
maintenance of the Epsom summer meet
Ing, however", cost more than the revenue
from the stands, etc., and the consequence
was that the clerk of the coursa went to
Lord George Bentlnck and explained that
unless more money was forthcoming thi
meeting would probably come to an end
Lord George loaned the clerk 13,000. which
the latter used to such good purpose tha
the Epsom summer meeting took a new
lease of life and the clerk and hi family
made their fortunes.
For many years afterwird the original
$100 shares In the Epsom Grandstand com
pany realised large sums In the market
In 1884 they brought 1400. although they
dropped some $100 after that. This
owing to a falling off In the entries for th
Derby and Oaks, however, and a great
fillip was given to the popularity
Epsom when In 1W9 It waa announced that
In future the nerby woum ta worth
guaranteed minimum of 128.000.
There are several courses at Epsom, but
the chlf of them alt la the Derby course
of one and a half miles. This course con
tains the steer st hill leading down to
Tattenham Corner to be found on any Im
portant course In the kingdom. In addi
tion, the first half mile of the track Is en
th ascent. A a matter of fact, the Derby
rcurse offers the gn atest test of merit
tc race horses, and that is why th best
horse nearly always wins.
It has often happened that the winner
of the Derby has slso carried off tho
Ascot gold cup, the value of which of late
years ha been between $15,000 and ISO.frX)
The Ascot course Is circular, nearly two
miles long and within the confines of
Windsor Park. As a matter of fact, the i
course Is crown property, and to a certain
extent under the care of. the master of hi
majesty's buckhounds. The Ascot course
I generally considered to be the best In
England, one great advantage being that
practically the whole of the racing can
be seen from the stands.
The race for the Bd Leger. which tkca
place on tha Doncaster course, has rightly
been described as the "derby pf the
north." for it Is witnessed every year by
something like JO.000 persons, mostly T'rlc
shiremen. The rnce Is of the same value
as the Derby, $32,500. As a matter of
fact, the Doncaster meetings are "run"
by the town corporation, and the course
relieves the ratepayer to the exteijt of
about $t 0 each year, a large portlnn of
the preftts of the rsces being devoted to
the reduction of the iti-.
The Etor handicap, which take place
on the York rourse, . I also an event
which draws thousands of excursionists;
the race for the Gimcrack stakes
founde In honor of Gimcrack, a famous
gray horse Kaled In 1760, which won
race when ha waa 11 years old being
alaaost equally populaat
with three athletic srnrts since his stay
here and haa been a stsr In two of them
and more than a fair man In tha third.
In track work. Messmer specialised In
the discus and he wa reeognlxed as the
best discus thrower In the west, barring
possibly "Johnny" Oarrells, Michigan's
famous all-around athlete. It remained
for Messmer to put Wisconsin In th top
rank In foot ball, Walter Camp, the well
known foot ball critic, placing tha big
fellow at the top of the handlers of the
forward pass and giving him a place on
the second all-Amerlcan eleven.
FIRST ETD00R BASE BALL
iYIIQ THE COLLEGE ATHLETES
Doing in the Field of Sport in Fast
BOWIKa MOVES TO THE FORE
Dlstaare Rib 1st fca latereelleglate
aa Frasalaa Goa Caatesta i
Leader la Year's Varl
MADISON, Wis., Jan. W. Although Dr.
Hutchin has given out nothing in the way
of newa regarding the possible make-up of
the Badger schedule for next year, there
la a chance that Nebraska will be asked
for a game.
Owing to the action of the faculty of
the tmlverslty In deciding upon a five-game
schedule, even after the conference had
voted for seven. It gives the athletic di
rector very little margin. The students
re persistent In their demands for a con
tinuation of the athletic relations, espe
cially on the gridiron, with Minnesota and
Chicago and their demands have been con
ceded. This leaves but three places to be
Marquette college, tho new aspirant for
honors, threw a scare Into the Badger
eamp by nearly defeating the varsity last
ear, and will In ail probability not be
given a place on the schedule. Wisconsin,
has been pointed out, has everything to
lose and nothing to gain by playing the
Milwaukee team, and It has been hinted
that rules of eligibility are not enforced at
the new university as stringently as they
Lawrence university, which opened the
season here last fall, is said to be con
templating quitting athletics because of the
lark of funds, and this will leave two
places to be filled. Indiana will, of course,
be retained on the Schedule. In speaking
bout next fall's schedule. Dr. Hulchlns
Intimated that games might be arranged
with both Iowa and Nebraska, although
he refused to discuss the matter of the
Talk of Winter Sports.
Although It Is still too early to tell much
about what the coming semester has In
store for Wisconsin In Its various ath
letlo activities. It Is safe to predict that
the badgers will be among the top-
The badgers are not counting upon cham
pionships, but from the way things look
now It would not be surprising it they
anded two of thorn. The gymnastic team
has the best chance of duplicating what
has been done in previous years In winning
the western title. The basket bail team la
now rounding Into championship form and
It is expected here that Chicago will have
to look to its laurels when th two come
Captain Swenholt, the blonde-haired for
ward, Is now putting up the best game of
his life and from the way he Is shooting
angles from every angle In the practice It
looks as though he would be away and afar
the premier forward In the Intercollegiate
league. Thus far Jake Kauffman has "been
playing the other forward and Is surprising
the fans by his form. He has the lead on
the other candidates for the position and if
he maintains the psce he has set through
out the sesson his place is not In danger,
although there are some good players out
At center "Jumbo" Stlehm, who has held
the keystone position for the last two years,
Is again working. There I no question but
what the lanky fellow is one of the best
centers In the west. He has enormous
reach and Is possessed of surprising activity
foe a man of .six feet three inches. "Bill
Witt, the Marshfleld lad who Is playing his
second year on the varsity at guard, is
expected to stack up well against the other
guards In the league, and Zlllmer, while a
new man In collegiate basket ball. Is satis
fying the coaches with his work.
The other men trying for the team are
Jack Wilce, captain of next year's foot
bsll tesm: Taul Noe, sub guard last year
Whlttler, who played third base on the
varsity nine two years ago; Birch, Klnichl
Sato, the Milwaukee Jap; Workman, Craw
ford. "Rube" Trane. who rowed In the vars
ity boat at Foughkecpste last season; Kle-
wert. and Shlpek. a new man whose work
Is being closely watched. With this squad
available the coaches have a classy bunch
to make their selection from.
Interest la Baw Ball.
Right now the students are awaiting with
more than passing Interest the outcome of
the base ball squabble. The athletic coun.
ell has been severely censured for trylni
to slip the bean to the students in the
shape of skating and class base ball for the
Intercollegiate article. They, however, are
to be commended for having given the stu
dents an opportunity to express their own
opinion on the matter, a course not pur
sued heretofore. If the students wish to re
tain. base ball, there is every assurance that
It will be done. The student conference,
which will pass upon the matter, will meet
as soon as President Van Hise returns
from tho east and there la every assurance
that the Badgers will again be represented
on the diamond this season.
Captain "Dug" Knight, the varsity
twlrler whose work has been complimented
at various tlmea by major league scouts.
expect to Issue a call for candidates wlthlrr
the next few days. With Knight to do the
bulk of the pitching, and Nash, the little
fellow who showed up surprisingly well In
the games he played lust year, to assist
him, the twlrler's box should be well looked
after. At the receiving end, Barlow, the
chubby little backstop of last year, will be
available. While a first-class catcher and
possessed of a whip that aeldom fails to
stop attempted pilfering. Barlow Is weak
with the bat. and he may not make a place
on thla account.
Floete, who played first base last year,
has been graduated, but ther are a num
ber of men who will be candidate for the
place. Paulua, the Milwaukee boy who
made good on th freshman foot ball team
two years ago. Is In the field. Whlttler,
third baseman two years ago, but who waa
kept out by a eon last year. Is In good
standing again and will probably fill In one
of tha Infield positions, as will Culver, who
put on a snappy game at third base last
spring. Thompson and Bailey, shortstop
and third baseman on last year's team, are
In achool and. out to make good. Bailey,
while a clever fielder, lacks tha base ball
education. In tha field tha only old veteran
left la Muckleston. who captained the team
last year. With this squad snd with the
new men who will be eligible this sesson.
Coach Barry expects to make a creditable
Trark Prospects Poor.
Track prospects don't seem to be par
ticularly attractive, although no Una can
ba gotten on the material, owing, to the
faot that Dr. Hutchlna haa not called the
men together aa yet. Natwlck, who won
th high hurdles In the conference meet
at Chicago last year. Is back in achool
and will be the hops of the Badger fana
In both the indoor aud outdoor meets.
"Big John" Mesamer, who graduates la
February, will leave a big hole in tha
ranks of the weight men. but with Ost-
hoff. the 'varsity strong man. th Badger
ahould still be equipped with a heavy
The graduation of MesTtner mark th
end of the athletic career of on of th
greatest of all Wisconsin athletes of tha
present ay. Massmer baa been Identified
Tawaseads Beat West aide Team la
the Opealaa; Gassc
In the first game of Indoor base ball at
Forty-fourth and Leavenworth streets th
Westsldes beat the Townsends, I to 1
Some 800 fans saw the game.
Th arrsngements for continuing the In
door base ball schedule are Incomplete, as
the Westsldes' hall was to be used for all
the games, and the experiment proved that
this hall Is nr.t large enough to accommo
date a crowd or to play the game as It
should be played. Three windows snd that
msny globes were put out of business.
Eight men only are supposed to be used
In an Indoor game, but these two teams
like the game better with nine. The score:
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BnisfmU,ib 111 Mlum. Sb...l 114
Lhr. ib 0 114 lHnirler. ... ill
Feanon. si... 0 1 t 4 ORati-ktn. tt 1 I I I I
R.rr. If 1 0 OYoaiem. Ik... 1 t 4
Uullan. Ft.... 0 II SMlX'h. C 1 1
CroM. rt I i I rtrk. rf 0 I I
Oolll.T. ... I I I ORuot, It Ill
ToltH 13 17 15 1 Totals 14 V U
Townsends 1 0 0 0 i 4 1 0 08
Westsldes 2 0 0 0 0 2 V 1
fetruck out: By Quigley. 8; by Roesslg,
8. Hit with pitched ball: By Wulgley, 1,
Immediately after the Indoor bate ball
game two basket ball teams, one represent
ing the Townsend Gun company and th
other the Westsldes, played a game of
basket ball, which resulted In a 8 to (
score In favor of the Westsldes. The gam
was unusually Interesting, being fast and
close from the first, toot of the whistle
to the finish and at times very rough.
Yousem and Melum played a star game
lor the Westsldes. Quigley and Pearson
were continually in the limelight with thcli
dribbling. Cross made a pretty basket
from a long distance. Roesslg made half
the points for hi aggregation.
The Westsldes will play the Thurston
Fifles al the armory Sunday mornli.g and
as the boys from West Omaha are In
excellent condition a good game is antici
The Townsend basket ball team Is now
In shape to play any cf the fast team
and any team wlBhlng games, either in
or out of tha city, n ay address F. Quigley,
Sill Maple street, or telephone Douglas
4(34 or Webster 25S5.
Following Is the llrcup:
DES MOINES MAY GET MEET
Mlaaoarl Valley Oonfereare Leaves
Ixratlon to the President.
KANSAS CITr, Mo., Jan. 10.-(Speelal
Telegram.) Kansas -City Is liable not to
get the Missouri valley conference field
meet this year. This waa announced yester
day at the meeting of the Missouri valley
conference committee In charge of athletics.
hlch wis held at the Coates house. The
committee was in session at least five
hours, discussing Important problems with
relation to the. athletics of colleges in the
The most Important matter taken up waa
tha location of the annual conference meet
and after a lengthy discussion It was de
elded to let the president appoint a com'
mlttee to decide where it should be held,
As the president Is a Drake university pro
fessor, it Is more than likely he will pull
strong for the meet to go to Dcs Moines.
That city Is the only one outside of Kan
sas City which wants tho meet and influ
enccs are being brought Into the contro
versy regarding Its location which may be
strong enough to causa Kansas City to lose
this athletic event this year.
Des Moines has offered the stadium free
of charge, which Is something of an Item
to the athletic departments of tha school
The data for the annual meet has been
fixed for June S, the same day as the Chi
cago conference meet.
Another Important action by the com
mlttee was to give the president power to
appoint a committee for the purpose of
considering the formation of a college base
ball league, to comprise the members of
the conference. This league will be run
on the same plan as the winter basket ball
league. It Is to have two divisions, south
em and northern, and the winners of these
divisions are to play one or three games to
decide the championship of the Missouri
valley. These questions will probably be
definitely settled at the next meeting of
the conference committee at De Moines,
Pro. Morehouse of Drake university waa
elected president of the committee for the
ensuing year and C. E. McClung of Kansas
university was elected secretary.
Those In attendance at the meeting were:
Prof. Morehouse of Drake, L. M. Byers of
Iowa university, 8. M. Byers of Iowa State
college, C. E. McClung and W. L. Lanadon
of Kansas university, C. W. Heatheiington
of Missouri university, R. D. Clapp of Ne
braska university and Prof. Everhardt of
Washington university at St. Louis.
6HRUBB WIKS RELAY RACE
Bagllsk Roaster Defeats Three Speedy
Mea at New York.
NEWT YORK. Jan. 10. Alfred Bhrubb, th
English professional champion runngr, won
the 13-mlle relay race at Madison Square
Garden last night, defeating a relay of three
men, who ran four miles each. Bhrubb'
time was 1 hour, i minutes, 8T seconds.
Th English champion was pitted againat
The distance race In the intereollegiat
games this year should ba well worth
watching. Toung of Cornell. Dull of
Michigan, Jaquea of Harvard, Paull of
Pennsylvania, Lighter of Yale and Brants
and Whlteley of Princeton will be among
those who will go to th line. The struggle
In the Intercollegiate cross-country run last
November serve to show how evenly
matched are tha first three of these men
The others ara likely to do better on ctn
dena than on the turf.
In the cro-eountry race, lx seconds
separated the first three In. Young, the
Cornell captain, was th first to cross ths
line in 34 minutes 14 seconds. Dull, ths
Michigan leader, was f4 seconds later, and
Jaquea of Harvard came third In $4 min
utes 30 seconds. There waa a break then
of 19 seconds, when another group of
three cam In. Taylor of Cornell was the
first of these. One second behind him came
Paull of Pennsylvania, at.e? one second
after him was another Cornelllan, Bean.
It has been a long time since tha competi
tion has been so close among tha leaders.
Ti Massachusetts Tech. men who
were In the run finished etgntn, twentieth,
twenty-first, twenty-second and twenty-
sixth; making a total of nlnty-seven points.
which would have given to the Brookllne
men second place In th run, but because
they were not members of tha Intercolleg
iate Amateur Athletlo Association of Amer
ica, their points wera not counted.
After taking them out, Syracuse was
second, only a trifle ahead of Harvard.
Otherwise Harvard would have bean third,
Yale fourth and Syracuse fifth, with only
a point of so difference between these
These Massachusetts Institute of Tech
nology men will be eligible for tho Inter-
collegiate games next May and that may
make some difference In the result of the
distance runs too. There should be an
excellent contest In the two mite run be
tween Young and Dull. Last year H. L.
Trube of Cornell won the two-mile rac
after the two Michigan men. Dull and May,
sprinted too soon. Th bell to mark th
final laps In the distance races fell from
the post and gave them a false alarm. The
fact that these men were completely shut
out of the points was ascribed to this mis
hap. It has been a subject of controversy
There will be contest enough in the two
miles with Just Yti ng and Dull In It
May, who was one of the Michigan cross
country team, will try to redeem himself
for the mistake made last spring. Michi
gan's reputation In distance running ha
suffered a great deal In the laat two sea
sens, whereas ence upon a time ther was
small question that the Ann Arbor men
ctuld turn out the fastest four men for a
mile that any college could boast of.
Jauiaes Faat Maa.
In the mile run Jaquea of Harvard la
likely to glv all of them something to
puxsle over. Last year as a freshman
he won the mile and half mile races In
the Harvard-Yale freahman dual meet
Sine then, he has run several fast miles
and his feat of getting third in the in
tercollegiate cross-country run 1 testimony
to his ability. Jaquea was trained last
fall, as were the other Harvard - men, by
Alfred Bhrubb, the English distance run
ner. With the advice of so renowned a
performer next spring. If the other Har
vard coaches permit it, Jaquea should turn
out a world beater. If aent after the mil
under the direction of Shrubb he ought to
come close to being the Intereollegiat
champion next May. Outside cf the Cor
nelllan, Bean, hla chief rival, may very
well beat R. A. Spltxer of Yale, who waa
fourth In the Intercollegiate race last May
Spltser won the dual meet mile last year
against Harvard in 4 minutes 27 3-5 sec
onds, and waa close up In the Intercolle
giate games. The three men who were
ahead cf him, Halstead of Cornell. Floyd
Row of Michigan and Oeorg Hoyn of
Columbia are through with college. .
Bulhatchet and Tower of Michigan may
help out the excitement In the mile, and
from the Syracuse and Pennsylvania squad
of distance runners some other good men
may be produced. But the greatest likeli
hood Is that Coach Moakley of Cornell will
have some point getter among his men,
Taylor, Bogart and Brown, who. with
young and Bean, made up the winning
squad in the cross-country race.
The fall games have not thus far de
veloped any new men who were of much
greater merit than the old standbys and
th campaigners will have the brunt of the
work. It looks aa If Cornell would meet
with opposition In the distance runs, but
that won't bother the Ithacans much, be
cause they have aome men in the field
events who will bother the others. With
Talbott to throw weights. Cook to Jump
and to vault and Talcott In the hurdles the
Ithacans have some points as good as won.
They will go all the way down th line,
gathering In places here and there, and It
would surprise no one If they came out at
the end with another championship.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Athletic association has decided to award
medals to the runners who really finished
second In the cross-country race.
Looking back over the calendar year In
Intercollegiate sports, the "championships"
may be awarded according to the taste
and fancy of the awarder. For instance,
foot ball leadership la a tie between Har
vard and Pennsylvania that is, If you
happen to believe the team wera even.
Harvard and Pennsylvania men have their
own opinions. In base ball Princeton was
material and Yale appears to be hard p-.it
to It there Is some reason for believing
that Harvard may achieve the first step
of the program. However, a lot of folka
believe the impression Is abroad that when
n American college crew come to row
against an English university the Amer
ican crew Is tha college champion. Al
though Harvard tried to make It clear in
1908 that no such pretension was mule the
English did express the opinion that Har
vard, having beaten Tale, must be the
Rowing calls for the very best men phys
ically . that the colleges have. As a ruls
tha men who mike tha college crews stand
the strain well enough. That Is what the
training Is for. If there Is a flaw anywhere
In the training of a man It will show In
the race. Usually the blame should be
placed on the coach who has failed to de
tect even after a number of trials and after
some months of observation thst his men
are not fit. If a coach sends a man Into
a race in such shape that he Is unable to
stand the strain It may more ptoperly be
charged to the coach than to the sport
Dr. Eliot of Harvard, for Instance, was
a great oarsman In his day and probably
rowed aa many wearing races as has any
oarsman of these times. Apparently the
strain did not harm him greatly, because
at this time he Is a man of great physical
powers despite his age.
It was reported recently that the t'nl-
verslty of Washington crew had decided
not to send a crew to the Hudson this
year. At the same time, however, H Is
set forth that n victory over Stanford and
California In the Intercollegiate regatta on
the Pacific coast might make th Wash
ligtonlans change their minds. This Is
amusing when It is recalled the only way
In which the Seattle crew can qualify for
tha Hudson race la by winning the coast
cr-r mplonshtp. The forms of the Invita
tion of the Intercollegiate Rowing asso
ciation are that the champion crew of the
west shall come east annually. Further
more, It stands to reason that th Inter
collegiate Rowing association steward
will not bother leng with th coast crew
If they Juggle Invitations In that way. If
the Washington crew wins the race and
then declines to con.e east no more invita
tions will be fi rthccmlng. The entire af
fair revolves vpon itself, so to speak.
From Seattle comes the report, too, that
Wisconsin will row in a regatta to he held
on Lake Washlngtcn, probably In connec
tion with the exposition at Seattle. And
from Madison comes the statement that
Wisconsin will not go west to row. So a
choice Is open to all readers.
The Pennsylvania soccer team Is work
ing hard to tackle a fairly hard schedule
this season. Games with clubs about
Philadelphia, the Philadelphia C. C,
Merlon C. C, Germantown C. C. an 3
Frtnkford, are on the list for this month.
In February three will be matches with
Philadelphia and Merlon again and then
will come three Intercollegiate gamea.
Pennsylvania will meet Columbia on
March In New York and will play Yale
on March 17 In Philadelphia. A game with
Cornell on April I In Philadelphia ends the
season. Pennsylvania will not have a
chance at the Intercollegiate championship
becaaae of the unwritten rule keeping Har
vard and Pennsylvania apart.
There waa a llttto celebration recently
In honor of Pocch Donovan, the Harvard
sngril betnnen C'hicagi s-d W'sconSM,
which will mark the first time lea ns from
tties colleges hsve met hi the wster. Min
nesota and rurdue soon will have swim
ming tanks snd aquatic sports will be
tat.llshed In fhe of th big eight colleges.
KETS THR rt.Xla TBCK
Smiley (nrkrlt Wins (he Kolaashe
Haadlraa at P.aieryvllla.
OAKLAND, Jan. 10. -Smiley Corbett. car
rying 13U founds, led all the way In tha
Folanshe handicap at Emeryville, and
beat some of the best sprinter on th ooast
in easy style. Bellwether ruled favorit for
the event, which was a high weight at seven
furlongs, In which a field of nine went to
the post. The handicap was worth C, to
the winner. Summary:
rirst lace, six furlongs, selling: Dargln
n. Keogh. t to t won. Itanposal ll'H Uil
hert. 40 to li second. Crystal Ware (lo2. Vsn
l'usen. to 111 third. Time: 1:IS- Rota
Cherry, PM Silver. Mstlakstls, ! Lrt.
Uaga, Yellowstone, Dixon Hell. Lady ll'l
dreth snd Black Dress finished as named.
Second race, three and a half furlongs,
J-vear olds: Gilbert Rose fUf. Hcoville. 7 to
! won. Urahame (110, Lee. 7 to ft secend.
i Penn tit. Keogh, 1 to I) third. Tim: 0.4v.
Prince Asturlus, Miss Hubert. Amelia
Hunt. Oreroa. Tourist Belle and The King
finished aa named.
Third race, six furlongs, selling: Ketchem
Ike (ICS, Shilling. to 1 won. RaWgh (107.
Gilbert, to 21 swnnd. Woolm 107. Walsh.
5 to 11 third. Time: l:t&. tve Son.
Duke of Orlesns. Darongto-. Curri.aaca
J and Spohn finished as named.
rourtn race, seven r.inongs. nann.csn.
value to winner tl.fttn: Smllev Corbett 1H).
Mentry, i to 11 won. Grace G "l!0. Lirurgos.
9 to 11 second. l-elvwo! (H RhlTrs. 1
to Si third. Time: 1:29 Colonel Jerk. !''-
ben. Bellwether, Madman, Rovsl T.uvNt
and Jim Gaffney finished as named
ruth race, one mile and seventv i't.
selling: Dalntv Pell Oil, Tsnlln, f. ii 1
won. Blllv Pullman flirt. Miller. 17 'i ri
second, Nebulosus (110. sniU'nr: '' 1 1 6t
third. Time- 1 :47,. The Rprw.W. f-r.
rrrt nent. Derdom and Ale h ad ?s fln'sced
Sixth race, five and a half futl-ia. lvi--:
Twilight Queen O'ff, I.ee. 9 to H n, in--thel
(100. McLaughlin. SO trt 1
jane um, Walsh. 12 to i tblnV Time- 1-1.
El Pldaro. l.l'tle fits. Oallnda. Kling Dancfl
and Sninrcrat finished n na:neV
Miss Sala Wins ftlenrforn Handicap.
LOS ANGELES. Jan. 10-On a middy
track. Miss Sain, a fi to 1 choice, cusliy won
the Glcndora handicap of one mile at Santa
Anita yesterday, defeating Magazine, the fa
vorite, by six lengths. The favorita went
out to make the pare and led from the
stretch turn until Miss Sain took command
and won. Chapultepec, at 1 to S, easily won
the El Melino handicap of s,x and a halt
First race, seven furlongs: Mary K. (W,
Powers, 3 to 4) won, Grande Dame (107.
Page, 7 to 2) second, Catherine F. tl',
Clark, 15 to 1) third. Time: 1 ::. Ethel
Day and Vei also ran.
Second race, three furlongs: Carroll (111,
Powers. 3 to 10 1 won. Saint Damius tltS.
Butwell, 30 to 1) second, Ahlhnu 13, Page,
12 to 1) third. Time: 0:84. Play Boy.
Tyras, Credit Account, Mstemus, Kvcina,
India Star, Delemai., Aunt Nancy and Sam
Webb also ran.
Third race. El M"l'no handicap, six and
a half furlongs: Chapultep.-o (1, Powers.
1 to l won. Joe Madden dot.- Archibald. 4
to 1) second, J. F. lmualiua i9... Yorke. 10)
to l) third. Time: 1:1. Oiily three start
ers. Furth race, mile. Gleii.loin handicap,
$1,600 added: Miss Sain loi. i'age, to 1)
won. Magazine (1U2, Artiuould, to It sec
ond, Meteek (111, Powers. 4 U 1) third.
Time: 1:S8H. Gowan, Plnkula, Center Shot
and Hasty Agnes also ran.
Fifth race, mile and an eighth, selling:
Oberon (108, Brooks, 6 to 1) won. Varieties
(1(16, McOee, 9 to 2) second. Beauiiere (96,
Sumpter. I to 2) third. Time: 1:MU,. Alma
Boy. Crackshot and J. C. Clem also ran.
Di-ik 4i ,,l.nB. Unf trindiliili
athletlo trainer, and Pooch got -a gold j (117, Powers,' S to 10) won Wool wind (IK.
watch from E. McManus of Natlck. Page, 4 to 1) second, Jsne Laurel (112, Rioe.
toi) intra, lime: i:o,h- huib-. cme m
Johnny Mack of Yale waa there to tell
how much be thought of Pooch. They are
old friends, although rivals In the way of
training now. Arthur Duffey, the sprinter;
Leo Daly, the Harvard foot ball player;
Tommy Connolly, the umpire, and a lot ol
other folks were there.
The memorial gymnasium at Purdue uni
versity will be ready for use in about a
month, and It Is likely that an Indoor ath
letic meet between Chicago and Purdue
will ba the feature for the opening night.
The gymnasium, a large one, was erected
a a memorial to the members of the Pur
Menard. Lackvllle. Wlldwood BUI. Mider-
echo. Solus, Ptar Whistle and Altenperg
Favorltea Win mt Savaenah.
SAVANNAH. Ga., Jan. lu.-The largest
crowd: that has attended the Thunderbolt
races since New Year'a day was on hand
yesterday afternoon. The favorites a a rule
won. except In the third event, when the
failure of Belie of the Bay to land brought
sorrow to the talent. Track fast. Sum
maries: First race, purse for 3-year olds and up,
about seven furlongs: Charles G. Gate
iifw Mahon h to 2i first. Merls (1 to 3 place)
due foot ball team and of other nernn 1 second. Dene (20 to t show) third. Time:
from the university at Lafayette, Ind., who
lost their lives In a railroad accident In
October, 1003, near Indianapolis.
The Purdue foot ball team was on Its
way In a special train to play Indiana at
Indianapolis. Tha engine of the first sec
tion of the train, In which was tha team,
left the tracks and many persons were
killed. The Big Four road, on which the
accident happened, contributed toward the
building of the gymnasium.
The University of Illnols will send a re
lay team and peveral athletes for the Indi
vidual events to the Pennsylvania relay
carnival In the spring. May. th confer
ence champion sprinter; Lindberg, a quar-ter-mller,
and Jenkins and Gardiner, hur
dlers, will be sent. The Illinois relay team
won the conference championship last year
and covered the mile In time only two-
fifths of a second slower than did the win
ners at Philadelphia.
Chicago, Wisconsin and Illinois are the
only colleges In the conference that have
swimming tanks. A dual meet la being ar-
IhrM mmiIv nrnfpsKlnnAl runners Frank
M. Kanely of Cambridge. Mass., Fred i ,bout the be,t Jhe Tler aUo won
Simpson, an OJibway Indian, and Tom Wll
Hams, of Bcmervllle.'Masa, Shrubb showed
a world of speed and had little difficulty
In running away with tha race from the
outset. Kanely, who started with him
Cornell-Harvard-Yale-Prlnceton chess tour
nament as a partial consolation for losing
the foot ball game to Yale.
In rowing Harvard won from Yale and
Syracuse from the Hudson crwa That,
was outrun from the third lap on. Shrubb , according to om. divides the rowing hon-
havlng established a lead of a quarter of
a mile when Simpson, the Indian, took up
th race at the end of the fourth mile.
Th OJibway ran splendidly, but failed to
gain an inch on Shrubb. who held Simpson
on even terms for the next four miles.
Wlllams took up the last relay and pulled
bhrubb's lead down to half a lap. When
the tests came towards the close of the
ors. There is eminent authority for the
statement that Harvard would have won
by ten lengths on th Hudson. That's from
a Yale man. In the meantime th Univer
sity of Washington won from the Pacific
coast crews. Why not make the tie for
th championship three-cornered?
In track athletics and cross-country run
nlng Cornell was supreme. Pennsylvania
race, however, he was outsprlnted, Shrubb! besides winning the tilcolleglat chess tour
showing ample reserve power and winning
out by six hundred yards.
The five-mile professional handicap was
won by Mike Spring, with a handicap of
46 seconds; Io- Hallen, New York, 35
seconds, second; and Samuel C. My?rs,
Cambridge, Mass., scratch, third. Tllme:
Harry Betheae Is Dead.
CLEVELAND, Jan. 10-Harry Bethune,
formerly a champion sp. Inter of tha world,
died ut a hospital here today. Bethune
at one time waa one of the greatest foot
racer In tha world. For yars he held
the championship at 100 yards and made
thousamts of dollars. Bethuna'a ditanee
waa luu yard, and ba was unbeatable for
years at met dlatante. He raa It In
nament waa first In cricket, swimming and
basket ball, the last named sport In the
east only. Chicago won the national Inter
collegiate basket ball title. Pennsylvania
also won th doubles In lawn Uanis. but
Harvard won th singles. Yale won in golf,
trap shooting, hockey, wrestling and water
polo. Haverford led In soccer and Cornell
In lacrosse. Nsw York university was at
tbe lop In gymnastics.
On the subject of rowing it may be men
tioned that Harvard expects to sand over
a crew to rcw against the winner la the
Oxford-Cssn bridge race, providing th
tbe Harvard eight win from Yale next
June. A th Crimson haa a lot of sturdy
1:33H. Rlcadonna and Ponzanlta also r:in.
Becond race, purse, for -year olds and
up, about aeven furlongs: Galllleo (1"7
Gore 3 to 2) first. Autumn Flower, (4 to fi
place) second, George Bailey tJ toR show
third. Time: 1:MH- Countermand and
FHmnap also rsn.
Third race, purse for 3-year o'ds and up.
five furlongs: F.msley (115 J. Johnson II to
1) first, W. G. Williams (4 to & place) sec
ond, Belle of the Bay (cut show) third.
Time: 1:U6. Revery and Piedmont Queen
Fourth race, purse, for 3-year olds and
up, alx furlongs: Mnnus (luS Leach li it
6) first. Spunky (T to 10 place) second, Ara
waka (even show) third. Time: 1:21. Iluyal
Lady, Clifton Forge and Lady Kolbeit
Fifth race, 3-year olds and up, Ax and
a half furlongs: Castlewood (K.'S Hums 4
to 2) won. Miss Marjurle (2 to 1 place! sec
ond, Enterprise (6 to fi show) tlil-d. Time:
1:37. Haymarket, Leonard, Jo Havman,
Soiree, Lydla Ganter, Hamilton and Odd
Ella also ran.
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Dun's Report of Bank Clearings
Bank elearlaga In December reflect nearly as large a Tolnme of payments through tke
banks a bt November, ahowiar wall sa stained recovery ever th tepressloa extsttBg in the
artier sseatks of the year, total bank asehatifsa for tke saoalh this year at all el Be re part
ing la tbe Catted States, asahraeiag aura thaa 110 at the leeeing cities, aaeordimg te the
aaathly (tatesaeat f E. O. Dtra CO-, Mag 14.s71iSS.XVS, a gala of 0.4 per oent aver
December, 190 when trade was very aetlr. Tke uneravameat Is nor marked at Nsw
York City thaa at most of tbe atker landtag Em tana en tars, stack saarket operation
barlag eon ui bated aaateriauT to tbe larger rolacae of paysaenu through tbe basks at
Nw York. Some Eastern eMee report larger elearinr tbaa In December, 190, among
tham Worcester, Boring said, Beraatoa, Handing, Buff ale and Syracuse. There to a
trifling gala at Boston, wall tbe loans at PbUeaelphia and Pittsburg still rtflaet eocdidqa
. la tb Iron trade. At tbe Wast noteworthy gains appear, and meay si das report larger bank
clearings tbaa far December, 1966, among tbaa Chicago, Milwaukee, Clneianatt, IndlaoapeUa,
St Paal, Kansas Otty, St. Josepb sad Omaha At tbe leading Soutbera eities elaariags aaa
tlaae smaller tbaa la December, 190a, though RlchsBaad. Norfolk, Atlanta, Ht, Loni and
LauurrUls are axptibui and report galas. At th Paei&e ooast peiatt deer ana alas appear.
Tbe eompsrisoa witb 1907 aad ear tier month this year ealy mpbasiae tbe depression.
eatrtlBg tbaa. Below bank exchanges by aaetlon ar glrea ooTsring tkree J tarsi sis tbe
average dally figures for sack mouth last year :
Mow York Otty
Average sally i
Norm uer. .........
1.4'UAr.il. I J4
.41,B61.1i72 -6X4 14,14.(Me,7o7 0.4
aaaary 4SS.H10.ooo Bl7.S7S.ouu
la th Far Wast tbe Improvement It vary marked.
Jtt.il 7. tx
galas la eomparlsoa witb December, 1901 Tbe Bgaret la detail follow
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of tbe etda reportiag Tory fere
1) I (J.3J
11.71 7.4 ;i
44,1' 1 4 4.H
101 731 341
1 3.042 .14 IV
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