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P' TIESIDENT LYNCH of the National
lfii not a bit too severe in
his punishment of Evert and Hot-,
man, the two Chicago Cube, who
Impersonated by their brothers In a
same at Ottumwa, la.. In September, when
they wera under contract to be there, them
selves. Each man waa fined 2O0. It was a
deserved penalty, nor would It have ma.lt
a particle of difference had auch a thing
been possible for the younger brothers to
play a good ball at the men they Imper
aonated. It waa a matter of principle and
It la gratifying to those who love base
bt.ll tt know that thia la tha rlew President
Lynch took. Let not tha slightest suspicion
of hippodrome attach to thla game. It can
not afford It and should not tolerate It. It
la tlgnlflcant that President Lynch does
not reet all responsibility for thla offense
Jwlth Evert and Ilofman. Ilia application
'uf Mr. Charlea Webb Murphy's account
.ability la quite enough for any man accua
tomed to thinking at leaat once a week.
Ona wonders how many more lessons Mr.
Murphy will require before ha learna that
baaa ball la really larger than himself, lie
knew at leaat Lynch .aeema to think so
that John Erers and Art It Ilofman were
not going to Ottumwa that day, though
both wart under contract to go. Why did
Si M tb Pr'dt of a National league
..,s.m. not see that the contract waa ful-
. i vi, w is mora anamerul still,
why did he countenance auch a fraud as
waa perpetrated T People have a right to
frown on thla tort of thing. And they are
sure to do it. It muat not be permitted.
Not many league team owners would care
or dart to try It. It la to be hoped the In
fluence of the majority may soon convert
If It la true that Herrmann, Dreyfuns
and Governor-elect Tener of Philadelphia
control three teems In the National league
Cincinnati, Pittsburg and Huston it is a
bad day for that old organisation. It
nieane syndicate base ball has aot Its foot
llowu firmly, regardless of the upheaval
Vf PPulw eentlment against It. It will not
pay In tha tnd. Base ball, formidable a
factor at Jt la. la too fragile In character
to bear tha weight of taint or ausplolon, and
wt deplore tha faot that tha slightest breath
t 111 odor may be attached to It. Thla
trio la said, also to ba angling for tht 8t
Loula Cardinals. If it hat auoceeded In
getting bold of the other three teams, it
may aucceed In eupplantlng Robinson at
St Loula. Of courts, wt shall atlll hope
that tht reports of Ita aggression are In
correct. It la not a matter of personnel
when It oomtt to ayndlcatt bast ball, or
hlppodromlng In any form; It la a prlncl
plt that It at stake. Every real lover of
the game should throw tht weight of hit
influence, whatever that may be, against
auch a system, for if carried to Its logical
tnda It will undermlnt tht wholt fabrlo
of tht Institution.
Don C. Dtapaln announces that he h.
bought tht entire stock of tht Lincoln
leam, now being Ita sole owner. Though a
w man in base ball. Mr. Deeoaln. whn
1st a young man. hat thrown the vIm
and geal 6f hla youth Into tha business
and baa already achieved some resulta that
apeak very well for tha future of his fran
chise. Hit team last year mada a most
credltablt ahowlng and, with tht connec
tions ha baa formed for obtaining material.
It ought to do aa well, If not better, next
reason. Lincoln has a good clientele and It
it highly important to tha league at large
for It to have a good team. No town on
tht circuit la mort loyal In Ita devotion to
a winning team, aa ita general run of at
tendance shows. Mr. Despain la a Lincoln
man and ought, therefore, get better re
ault In tht way ot patronaga than an out
alder could hope to get. all things else
Henry V. Lucae, who died In St. Louis
ovsmber IS. waa tht owner of a greet
team In the Wi. durlns- tha da v.
of the Union association, which he
launched, sometimes called tht "Lucas
agut." His team waa stationed In St.
l oula and won tha pennant before be got
ft into tht National league after a bitter
fight But look at thla line-up and see It
you think it any wonder he won tba pen
nant: McKlnnon, first base; Duniap, sec
ond; Danny, third; Glasscock, short; Seary,
left; McQeachy, center; Cahiii. right. Joe
tjutnn was aiso with tht team. Old
Charley Bwteney waa Ita mainstay in the
box. Lucaa Inherited a million, but lost
Iota of tt In bast ball with thia team. He
ba4 many good qualities and strong friends..
Tht batting averages or tht American
league reveal a woeful deterioration on
tht part of tht BC Louis Browns. Lake,
who playtd In only thirty-seven games,
tops their list with a percentage of 260, but
tha highest regular la Bobby Wallace with
JCS and next oomes George Btone with
J6. At that, tha Browne batted one notch
better than tht Chicago Box. having a team
average of .tl against .the Sox .ill And
Lord, who played most of tha season with
Boston, waa tha only Box man to aurpass
tha highest Brown, closing with percent
age ot .167. But nobody exnects a White
box to hit the bail. They win their games
-what few they have been winning of late
l ntlrely by other means. The Browns, on
tht other hand, have In daya gone by, not
to very long ago, been known to bat.
atone, tvea many bealda tha Oldest Inhab
itant can remember, once led the league
and Walaca waa a .JuD-hlit.r for vesra
Mr. McCMll la now the sole owner of the
Penver club and Is negotiating fur better
rjgW inuartera. If Denver were to keep Us team
' up to Ita 1910 standard and build a new
park plant Ita value would ba Immeasura
bly enhanced, for that Is a town where
the gild strikes tht eye In a burry. People
MO In slron for the sunnvsida or life thai
and tbey don't like the shadows. Denver
la a valuable franchise In a good league,
auch aa the Western la, and we hope Mr.
, McQill may be able to make the deal for
better park facilities. He 1 base la.il man
enough to be trusted to look out for keep
ing up hla team and he knows also the
value of a fancy home for It.
The Nebraska State league Is looking for
t new president Wt hop It gets the
rtght man. Tht right man will be one
with a practical knowledge ot bae ball,
a clean record fur fairness; one who hat
never been directly or indirectly Connected
with a ahady sporting evu( and one with
executive ability and enough assert! vines
to be the real president of the league.
Thlt ought to be one ot the bent leagues
ot Ita class and Much depends on lis di
With Tinker on thn stage to explain the
downfall of tha Cuba and Jim Corbett to
tell just why and how it happened to Jeff,
the American public ought to feel that it Is
gutting ail that la coming to It these days,
even if prices do hit a snag now and then
in their precipitation. How can people be
so narrow as to uueslion tht utilitarian
purpoeea of the stage.
J Tht worat feature about thia new third
cajur league which Is looked for In 1912
ta that White Wlnge Tebeau is bouud to
be una of Its high moguls.
CORNHUSKERS DO GREAT WORK
Unhampered in Any Way, They Be-j
come rremier Valley Eleven.
CLIMAX OF FORM AT THE FINISH
Haskell ft,t Weak, hnt rhrnkn
Mlahty Two II en fired ana" Maty
Points to Opponent
HIllBAlIi'l kCCOBD TOM 1910.
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. . 13
. . 87 !
Totals 3l Totals...
Comparative scores rnmie by the valley
teams eft against their uiiponents:
. flfiO Ov ponenta
. 77 Opcnents
. Tt Opponents
. 63 Opponents
. 63 Opponents
. 86 Opponents
LINCOLN. Neb., Nov. Ifi (Special.)
Not since the Oornhusker triumph over
the mighty Gophers In 1902 has theie been
auch universal satisfaction over the out
come of a foot ball season at the Univer
sity of Nebraska aft with the one just ccm
pleted. 1'nillnputed champlones of the Mis
souri valley, the Cornhuskers are perhaps
worthy of the title as the greatest offensive
machine ever developed at Nebraska. Ot
course no accurate comparison may b
made between the spectacular attacks un
der the new style of play as developed by
"King" Cole and the mass tackle forma
tions of "Bumrny" Booth. Certain It Is
that no more remarkable exhibition has
been given than aKaln.it the Haskell In
dians in the annual Turkey day battle.
Since the Cornhuskrrs piled up such an
unwledly score, the judgment of the public
haa been that tht Hedsklns were weaker
than in recent years. Such was not the
case. There was not a team In the Mis
souri valley which could have withstood
the variety and fierceness of the Corn
husker attack Thursday afternoon. Ex
perts who saw the Kansas game assert
that "Nebraska would have piled up a
great score against the Jayhawkers had It
been the same perfect machine against
Kansas that bewildered tha Indiana.
In locking for an explanation for the un
ufiual score piled up by Cole's proteges one
should not rank the Indian as weak. The
Cornhuskers had attained perfection both
aa to physical condition and team work
after a rest of twelve days. Driven along
by a master band, for "Jerry" Warner
proved to be an exceptional field general
especially in the use of line shifts and
forward passes, the Nebraskans presented
an attack which would break down the
moot stubborn defense.
Every man In the lineup played a stellar
game and while Haskell had little oppor
tunity to assume the offense, the Indians
found themselves powerless before the
stonewall line of the Cornhuskers. Ad
herents of Cole when the Michigan man
was subjected to the criticism of the
alumni now finds considerable pleasure In
pointing out one explanation for the suc
cess of the Cornhuskers. Perfect harmony
prevailed during the season. Not In years
haa a squad been so compactly united aa
Cole's other three seasons were hampered
by dissensions among the players which
threatened to disrupt the team. Bcltxer's
election in 1909 resulted only after a bit
ter factional fight. Harvey had tha same
difficulties the year before while even
Weller had to suffer because of differences
between the players.'
Frank Steps Aside.
No better Illustration of the team spirit
could be given than in the selection of a
leader for 1911 following the game with
Haskell. Singing praises of their coach,
the men gathered In the basement and the
matter was Informally discussed. Owen
Frank, whose wonderful work during the
season just closed, had marked him as the
leader for next season waa he looked for
choice of the team.
When the time came for voting, it was
Frank himself who moved that Shonka be
called upon to defer his graduation until
1910, that he might assume the responsibility
of captain. Frank's unselfishness has
made him an Idol at Nebraska and has
given Nebraska a great tackle.
S. V. Shonka, the new leader, has sur
prised all followers of the fortunes of the
Nebraskans, since joining tha aquad two
years ago. With practically no training at
all, the big Bohemian has shown such nat
ural ability that he Is now ranked with
the beat lineman In the west. Shonka Is
a big man, weighing 207 pounds when In
training, but remarkably fast despite his
weight and possessed of enormous strength.
He bowls over tht runner without apparent
effort Shonka attended Fremont college
preparatory to entering the university. He
la a member of the athletic board and hut
been otherwUe prominent In student ac
rored On Teliw,
While other teams In the Missouri valley
have held their opponents to lower scores
than Nebraska, the Cornhuskers have re
moved any doubt aa to where the cham
pionship laurels belong by the power ot
their scoring machine.
Tht Cornhuskers have only been toored
upon twice during the season and that was
by teams not In the conference. South
Dakota caught the Cornhuskers unprepared
and the unstableness of the Nebraska de
fense together with tha brilliant work of
Thackaberry waa sufficient to allow the
Cayotea to score 9 points, while the Corn
huskers amaxsed 12. On the following Sat
urday Minnesota used the steam roller for
a total of 77 points.
The new men In the lineup began to de
velop and, after the Gopher game, tha
Cornhusker goal line was uncrossed. Denver
university was beaten 27 to In a game
where the possibilities of the backfleld was
fully exemplified. Doane, on the following
Saturday, was an easy foeman, and the
Cornhuskers presented a changed lineup.
The result waa a I to 0 score. In tha fol
lowing game Kansas fell victim where
again a single touchdown and goal con
stituted all of the scoring. Costly fumbles
when within a few yards of the goal Una
coet Nebraska at least three touchdowns.
This had been eradicated on the following
Saturday and Nebraska romped away with
the Ames game by a score of 24 to 0.
Twelve days of Idleness followed tnd then
tha Haskell braves wera acalped by a score
of 119 to 0. Following Is tht summary ol
Hue Men Who Leave.
The Cornhuskers has loot just half of
the fourteen "N" men ot 1H10. Those who
have played their hut fool ball art Cap
tain Tun pie, Coliins, Minor, Rathbone,
Chunner, Sturmer and Elliott. The back
field is still Intact with tht exception of
Iiathbone K. Frank displacing Minor at
half. Warner at quarter, O. Frank at the
other half and a choke ot three fietshmen
bat k field men shouid give Nebraska a
backfleld which cannot be excelled in the
valley. I'otter la an exceptionally good
quarterback, but will probably be shifted to
end. KuMtell gives promise of developing
into a strong end. while Knouse, l'urdy
and Weaver should form a trio of back
field men not to be scorned at
Tha line has been haiiivkt hit Only
Lofgren at end, Sonka at tackle and Har
mon and Horrberger at guards remain
Another tackle, another end and a center
as earn have another year tn play. The
line matrial from the freshmen S'l'iml l
ft' ant and the line may hi- the weakest
oint next season. Huol and Knouse niUhi
be used on the line.
When the Missouri vaUey conference
meets aenln. It will find thnt Nebraska has
a kick to loi:e against the conference rule
on summer base ball. Sentiment at Ne
braska is fiKnlnst the rule, especially
among the foot ball men. It is fell that
the rule Is nonsensical and Impossible to
Mrn repeatedly play summer base ball
under asxiimed names and then participate
In collenlnte sport and are not discovered.
Manager Langdon of Kansas Is one of the
most ardent supporters of the rule and yet
Nebraska men report that they frequently
meet Kansas players on the summer base
ball trips. Cole is opposed to the rule and
tald that he favored the one year residence
rule along with the scholarship require
ments. Nebraska robbed of the services of Mc
Kibbon during the season just closed be
cause of the base ball rule.
Kearney Claims the
Western State Title
Showi by Comparative Scores What
It i Claims Are to the
KEARNEY, Neb., Nov. 2 (Special.)
The Kearney High school can now rlht
fully lay claim to the foot ball champion
ship of western Nebraska, having defeated
Kearney Military academy by a score of 12
to 5. A glance at the score sheet for the
season printed below will show the ground
upon which Kearney basis her claim:
tCOUES FOR THE SEASON.
September 2S-Kearney High school 19,
Kearney State Normal 0.
September 30 Kearney High school 11,
Hastings High school 0.
October 7 Kearney High school 0, Hast
ings High school J.
October 14-Kearney High school 45, Lex
ington High school 0.
October 22 Kearney High school 6, Grand
Island High school 0.
uctooer 2k Kearney High school
Aurora High school 6.
November 4 Kearney High school
Grand Island High school 9.
November HKearney High school
North Platte High school 0.
November 24 Kearney High school
Kearney Military academy 6.
The above review shows that Kearney
High school has scored 106 points to Its
opponents 22 points. It also shows that
Kearney High school has only been de
feated by Grand Island and Hastings High
schools, and that out of two games played
with each Its wins over Grand Island by S
points and over Hastings by S points. The
score In the North I'latte game seems to
Indicate that North Flatte has a look-in at
western Nebraska honors, but the fact is,
that Lexington was defeated by North
Platte 18 to 5, while Kearney with ease
rolled up 4S points against the Lexington
players. These comparative scores five
Kearney a considerable advantage over Its
Turn to Basket Ball
Foot Ball Men Will Be Out for Prac
tice in Squad During Com
At the end of the Chicago-Omaha foot
ball game last Thursday, the most suc
cessful foot ball seaaon the Omaha High
school has had for many years, ended.
Now the attention of the athletea will turn
to basket ball.
Many of tha foot ball players have de
clared that they will try out for the team.
Besides these, there will be Edwin Carson,
William Bauman and Virgil Rector, all three
star playert for Omaha last year. Carson
a six-footer and center on tht team, was
elected captain at the close of the season
last year. He will be In the game with as
much vigor as eveV. Bauman and Rector
played the forward. It will be hard to find
two forwards that can beat them. R.
Cherry of Auburn la among the candi
dates. He played a atar game for the high
school of that town last year. As the
players mentioned have been out for foot
ball, basket ball practice has been de
layed, but will start thla week. So with
these candidates In the field, the outlook
la especially bright for Omaha, and there
will be no troublt In establishing a strong
basket ball team for the coming year.
COLLEGE WRESTLING LEAGUE
at ova to Introduce Sport In Mlaaoarl
IOWA CITT. Ia., Nov. 26. Special.) A
movement, originating in the State Univer
sity of Iowa, has been put' upon foot to
organize a wrestling association among the
schools of the Missouri Valley Athletic as
sociation. For aome length of time con
siderable discussion has been made
throughout tht western conference for the
introduction ot such an intercollegiate
sport and In practically every Instance
sentiment from the various representatives
of tht aix principal schools ot the Missouri
Valley association haa been favorable to
the scheme. Gymnasium Director K. XI.
Schroeder It a pioneer adherent to the
plan at the University of Iowa, and It is
very probable that bis plans to a certain
degree will work themselves out success
fully this year.
The University of Iowa la particularly
favorable to the Idea of a wrestling asso
ciation In the Missouri Valley conference,
and If such an organization were estab
lished would, without doubt bt one of the
foremost pillars of tht game. Accordingly,
the school's representative In the Missouri
Valley conference may bring the subject
before tha board when It meets during De
cember. BURGLARS USE MOTORCYCLES
Can Of Kentnckr Outlaws l et New
Steeds In Work.
A gang of Kentucky burglara are now
using motorcycles In thoir "business."
Six small towns in Boyla county were
raided one night recently by these mounted
marauders, who got away with nearly ll.Ouo
in cash. Farm houses for thirty-five miles
around, from Eubank to Moreland, were
robbed promiscuously. The burglars were
fired cn at Junction City, but their motor
cycles took them out of danger In a hurry.
Bloodhounds were put on the trail, but
they refused to follow it.
BROTHER 1IDLE STOPS OVER
Manager tt the Minneapolis Team
Goes to Wyoming-.
M. K. Cantillon. president of the Minne
apolis Hall club In the American associa
tion, was lu Omaha for a short time Sat
urday morning, paetung through on his way
to Wyoming, where his brother lives. Mr
Cantillon called on Pa Rourke and dis
cussed things over with him, and seemed
to consider that base ball for 1W1 wotild be
even uioie successful than In the last year
SUNDAY r.KK: NOVEMBER 27, 1010.
ENGLISH COLLEGES IN ERROR1
Athletic Committees Abroad at Last
Adopt New Ideas.
FINANCIAL TROUBLE IS CAUSE
Osford and nmlirldae Find ON Cus
toms tailing; In Iteeulle and Plan
to follow tint lank.ee Meth
ods to Help Matters.
NEW YORK. Nov. 26. It Is not often
that any ot the big universities on the
other side introduce any reforms In an
athletic way, and especially Oxford and
Cambridge have been free from any In
clination to depart from old customs. At
the annual meeting of the CambrldKe I'nl-
verslty Athletio club recently It was found I
that the financial report showed a deficit,
and it was decided that something should
le done to create more Interest In athletics.
There was a ful". meeting of light blue men
present and few dlrsentd from the fol
lowing statement, which was given out and
which contains the plans of the new de
"It has for some time been felt that ath
letics have not been In a thoroughly satis
factory condition In the university. The
failure ot some college meetings and the
meagre success of others have in the past
not only Indicated a serious lack of Inter
est, but have too often not been altogether
to the credit of athletics.
"This unfortunate fact is not, the com
mittee believes, due to any demerits In
herent in the sport, but rather to the sys
tem on which it haa hitherto been organ
ized. It haa therefore been proposed that
some fundamental change should be intro
duced into the arrangements under which
athletics are carried on with a view to
making them more worth while from the
point of view both of Individuals and col
"The change which we propose retains,
we think, the main advantages of the pres
ent system, but introduces into college ath
letics the principle of Intercollegiate com
petition. Kach college is to be Invited to
compete for a challenge cup and the com
petition la to be organized on the basis of
the knockout system.
Colleges to Draw Lots.
"Kvery college which enters will be
drawn by lot to run in a Joint meeting
with another college. For all purposes of
the Individual college club this meeting
will be equivalent to an ordinary college
meeting uuJer the existing system. In t.tt
collection of entrance fees, for example,
and in awarding of prizes, each college will
act separately and indeed exactly as it does
now. Thus a member of a competing college
who is first among the competitors from
his own college secures the first college
prize, although he may be beaten by mem
bers of the other college which Is a party
to the meeting. It may be mentioned that
a very successful Joint meeting was held
on these lines by two colleges (Magdalene
and St. Catherine's) last year and no great
practical difficulties were encountered.
"But for the purposes of the intercollegi
ate competition each college will In this
meeting count points according to the
actual places gained In each event by Its
members. It la proposed provisionally that
first place In each event shall count five
points, second place three points, third
place two pointa, tnd fourth place one
point. The advantaga of thla method of
scoring is that a college with one or two
brilliant athletes likely to win most of
the first placet will not be in too strong
a position as against a college with a lar
ger number of athletes capaable ot win
ning the majority of second, third and
fourth places. It is also hoped that It
would help to prevent hoplessly unequal
"The college which scores tha majtrlty
of points In this meeting will then pass
into the second round, in which a similar
joint meeting with another college will be
held. The victor in the second meeting
will then be qualified for the final round,
in which it Is designed that there should
be four colleges competing together. The
college which wins this final Is to be the
holder of the challenge cup for ona year.
Individuals Nerd Not Pay.
"In all the meetings In the second and
final rounds individual competitors will
not pay any entrance fees. The Univer
sity Athletio club will In part control and
will entirely finance these meetings, and
to enable it to do this without loss it will
charge an ' original entrance fee to the
competition of S5.2S, to be paid by each
"On the whole the committee think it
better that points should not be counted
for handicap evenu; but tht committee
would be glad to hear tht opinions of
the various college clubs on this point. In
any caae colleges would be free to run
the tame handicap events aa heretofore,
either separately or Jointly.
'Tht disadvantage to this scheme to tht
Individual college athlete in giving to his
efforts a mort definite and Impersonal
object art obvloua; tha advantaga to the
college clubs which pass beyond the first
round are. Insomuch as Interest Is likely
to be stimulated, no Teas marked, while It
may be pointed out that even those col
leges which are knocked out in the first
round not only do suffer In any way, as
compared with their present position, but
on the contrary are considerably benefited.
They will have held their college sports
as they do now, but these college sports
will have been Invited with much greater
interest than attaches to them at present.
New Lightweight on
Way to Top Honors
"Knockout" Brown Springs Series of
Surpriser on the Fight
NEW YORK. Nov. to. Valentine Brown,
better known by the nickname of "Knock
out," Is headed for the lightweight cham
ulonshlp of the world, according to the
plans announced by his energetic manager
and handler, Danny Morgan. Brtyft n's sig
nal victory over Harlem Tummy Murphy
in the Olympic Athletio club the other
night, which was a big surprise, haa con
vinced Morgan and many competent stu
dents of pugilism that the little German
will be at the head of his class before long.
Brown has been outpointed by Young
Sammy Smith in ten rounds, but the latter
cannot make tha lightweight limit, 133
pounds ringside, his best weight being 136
pcunds before ring time. Brown, on the
other hand, can make 128 ringside if neces
sary, but la fighting at about 130 or' 131.
For that reason Morgan thinks the hard
hitting German boy will gradually fight
his way to the top; in fact, Morgan has
arranged two steps for him to take that
will land him In possession of Ad Wolgaat's
"Owen Moran will either knock out Bat
tling Nelson or beat him to a frazzle on
points," said Morgan.
"Taking this for granted, I have matched
Brown with Moran before a local club In
December, and as the bout will take place
In a sixteen-foot ring, I am dead sure that
my nrnn will beat the Kngllahman. In that
case, I will taks Brown to Milwaukee,
challenge Wolgast to fight at 133 pounds
ringside, either ten rounds or to a finish,
and if Wolgast refutes to accept I shall
lay claim to the title In Brown's behalf,
and It will be defended against all comers.
Alone Auto Row
Sealers Art Doing- Their Share of
Business of This Bsction of the
Country Preparations for Show.
The Ford Motor company, which has
been temporarily quartered In tho IerlKht
building, has announced that It will 1m In
Its new quarters at 1!1 Harney street
December 1. Manager Oould said that the
outlook for the Ford Is better than ever.
Trade ail along the line is Improving.
Wlllard llosford received the following
from Dalas. Tex.:
"Trls Speaker arrived in Pallas on his
way to Hubbard City In the Velie K which
be Hnrted from Boston in immediately
after the close of the base ball season.
"Tris nays the big Velle behaved like a
well mannered human all the way and he
and his chum, Walter K. Brown of Boston,
who accompanied him. entertained the
newspaper men and others at the Oriental
hotel. 'All in all.' remarked Speaker, 'the
roada have been good and we have made
splendid time. At South Bend. Ind., how
ever, we ran into twelve inches of snow
and it waa tough going for awhile. We
were laid up one day at Ked ltiver. being
unable to get a ferry across."
"Trls Speaker has the gasoline fever, a
malady which hus affected so many big
league players. He was rather reticent
about base ball matters, but having once
started In on his automobile, he talked a
blue, streak. I,lke a good engineer, he
thinks his engine is the best in the country
and swears by his machine.
"On the radiator of his machine he stuck
the base ball which was pitched to him by j
Mayor Fitzgerald of Boston as he left that
city last October with S.OW people cheering. I
Inside the ball 1b a message from Mayor
Fitzgerald to Governor Campbell of Texas.
Speaker left Dallas at 1 o'clock the same
day and wired from Hubbard, his home
" 'Trip completed. Arrived lllllsboro,
Tex., 6 p. m., speedometer reading 8127.4
miles. Car gave perfect satisfaction and
we are much pleased.' "
Colonel Derlght has received a big Loco
mobile, which will be on display in his
salesroom this week.
Thia car is on- of tht high priced cars,
which has had a steady demand and sale.
Denlse Barkalow said that the demand
for good electrics has been greater this
season than ever. He has Just received a
bunch of lavishly finished Bakers, which
are attracting a great deal of attention.
The test now on between a horse and
buggy and the Brush runabout to enow
how much cheaper it Is to operate an
automobile than it Is to maintain a stable,
is establishing the truth of the claim of
the T. G. Northwall company, agents for
This company as well as other automo
bile dealers have printed statements from
time to time to the effect that it Is more
expensive to keep a horse and buggy than
it waa to own and operate a machine, but
this is the first actual demonstration ot
it In Omaha.
Dewia E. Doty, manager for the United
Motw Omaha company, haa a unique
proposition now to offer prospective buy
ers of Maxwell cars In the way of a life
guarantee. The Maxwell is one of the first
automobiles brought out In this section
of the country. It has been popular from
the outset and under Doty's management,
It made greater strides the last Reason
than ever, before. For the life guarantee,
which he gives with every machine, he Is
doing what few factories have done. But
Doty believes that It Is safe to guarantee
anything and everything about It, and it Is
understood that It is panning out In splen
William R. Drummond. one of the best
known Scotchmen of Omaha, and one of
the best fellows in the world, paid hid
mother and sisters back In Amesbury,
Mass., a visit last week.
Mr. Drummond did not announce his
coming. "There Is no taking on over each
other In our family," said he. "Nobody
ever gets excited. I walked upon Bob's
porch that's my brother and rung the
bell. He came out.
"Hello, Bob," I said.
" 'Hello, Bill,' " he replied, "and that
waa all of the formalities.
"I began then to tell htm things and he
started out to telling me all that he knew.
"My mother la 82 years of age. When I
walked Into her room she was not expect
ing me and hadn't seen me in several
" Lawxy, mel Where did you come
fromr ' was all that she said."
In the basement tht power plant Is lo
cated. The main floor ia utilized aa service
and salesrooms; the second floor as a stock
room for parts and accessories; the third
for storage with space for (00 cars; the
fourth and fifth for tha painting and up
holstering department, and the sixth and
seventh floors for thn mechanical and over
hauling departments. The eighth floor, en
tirely free of pillars, with a clearance of
fifteen feet, will be exclusively devoted to
truck department, where vehicles with tht
largest bodies may be stored.
The building Is provided with two 15,000
pound freight elevators and one passenger
elevator. A driven well with a capacity of
1,000 gallons a minute furnlshea tht water
Property adjoining that on which the
eight-story building stands haa been ac
quired to provide for future expansion.
The completion of the building, which waa
scheduled for December 1, UOO, waa delayed
by labor troubles and conditions incidental
to actual construction, such as foundation,
etc., over which the Packard Motor Car
company of New York had absolutely no
Henry H. Van Brunt said: "Autolsts,
like fishermen, tell some 'good ones." Here
It one told by Will H. Brown, vice presi
dent of the Willys-Overland company: "I
waa driving my car to the office tha other
morning with my chauffeur riding idle in
the rear seat I Ilka the fun of driving
myself. A good distance from tba heart of
tht city (Indianapolis) I overtook a man
Who was walking and asked him If be
wanted to ride. The stranger, who looked
like a laborer on the streets, accepted and
rode In silence until I accidentally bumped
Into another machine in front ot me at a
crowded street crossing. Tha driver ot the
car Into which I bumped turned around
and said a lot of things in rapid succes
sion, but waa silenced by my stranger com
panion, who settled everything with, "Oh,
never mind that, there's no harin done.
You see tills man is my new Uiauffeur and
can't drive very well yet." ' "
Watch the crowds at tht automobile
shows this season. President R. I). Chapln
of the Hudson 'Motor Car company says
that the character and actions of the peo
ple who will attend tht big shows will at
test to the great change that has com
about in the American public's attitude to
ward tht motor car.
The crowds used to come mainly to
look, but now tbey are coming to atudy,"
says Mr. Chapln, whose finger has been on
the motoring public's pulse since tht days
ot the flrt auto shows.
"Tou will see," aald the piesidtnt of the
j Unison company the other day, "that tie
j visitors at the Fhoas will be hoiking at the
! new models, n.it from ciniositx. hut thor
oughly to Inform th.-m- Ivi s mi the nmt
Int.reMiiiK and important nM-ncv In our
"The public has discarded the notion thai
motnr cars were more for p!a-oite m
anything else. They can see bow the aviio
moblle Iihx played a tremendous part in
lu-lness life. The attitude of the av.-rau-man
now indicates that In- Is planning on
owning a car as soon as possible."
Manager Merger said: "While the big r
ace at Savannah undoubtedly furnished
more .-peciacnliir attraction. It was rioted
there that the prospective purchasers of
cars so. nnvl most Interested In the Tleile
rnan trophy rare In whlrh were the cars.
-i i"pinr prne. in this event
V.. M. F. "W" led the American
James Brady Post at the wheel of a
Ptesrns, added another victory o the long
string won by Stearns owners this season,
when be took first place In the feature
event at the meet held In Mlddl.town, N.
Y., last week. The race was for ten miles
over a rather poor track and Tost won
Stearns' victories have been plentiful
this season, and with one exception they
have all been won by amateur owners.
The single exception was the twenty-four
hour race at Brighton bench. In which the
Steams established a new world's record,
reeling off l.JTJ miles, an average of over
fifty-two miles per hour Including stops.
The noteworthy feuture of this race was
the fact that the car was privately owned.
John Kuthcrford of New York City loaned
his machine for the contest Just twenty
four hours before the race started, and in
the hands of Al Poole and Cyrus Patschke
It hung up a world s record that bids fair
to stand for a long time to come.
Wallace Automobile l omnnnw liaa ...
moved to i'-.M3 l'arnam street and Is on the
row with the rest of the local dealers. The
Stearns has made a record for Itself mir
ing the last season and will have something
10 snow the people later.
Denlse Barkalow said:
"The business men of Detroit were in
vited to visit the factory of the Packard
Motor Csr company last week and see for
themselves the progress that has been made
there during the last seven years.
"Over 1.6H0 of the leading business men
of the city attended the reception. " The
visitors were brought to the factory from
the nearest street
" sv c w V tk Miff
squadron of Packard ears detailed for that
purpose, me guests were first taken com
pletely around the outside of the plant and
down Packard street, a thoroughfare seven
eighths ot a milt long, lying entirely within
the boundaries of the Packard plant and
between the tower) Tr Walla 9 , t , r .
"At the entrance of the liimii.i.i..ii...
buildings the guests were welcomed by a
iei-epi,on committee and conducted Im
mediately tO the Offices. Where Pr..l,l..
Joy, Vice President Waldon and General
manager jnacauiey met them with n hearty
handclasp of welcome. Refreshments were
served and the visitors nor. ri
portunlty to observe the long sweep of
mns, nanked on either side with glass
"The visitors moved swav fi .... .
or cigarettes handed out in-the name of the
company, and then began tho long journey
along the streets and avenuea and through
the aisles and corridors and noise that
pierce the mammoth nlant ti, ni j
guests saw sixteen departments, and vowed
l" insmuuon waa a credit to Detroit.
Then somebody discovered that there were
sixty-one other departments that there waa
" units iu see.
"They saw the 'Model A' Packard, built
in Warren, O.. in ISao. It loou. .nmo.i.i
like an automobile but no,t like the Pack
ards of today. 'Tis a runabout affair, with
a aquare cut body and a straight front
dashboard, cut decollette. The thing you
steer with looks like a bicycle pump. How
miii-e you ve seen a bicycle pump?
"Somebody arked how
were belonging to tho company. 'I don't
know,' said a guide, 'but from nr. .
down hero it's a mile.' The visitor.
a most Impressive picture of the thirty
three acres of shops which haa grown out
of the littlt two acres of floor space that
made up tht plant in the winter of 1M3-04
when it was first established In Detroit'
after the removal of the PseknrH , '.
"VIH 11 1 1CII, J,
Peoplt having occasion to trsv-i .u.
Long Island railroad have become much In-
eres.ea m tne rapid rlae of an unusually
Imposing building of concrete and glass
landing monumenWlke on Thompson ave
nue, Long Island City, just south of the
extensive terminal property of the Penn
This building Is now completed and oocu
pled. It waa built by the Paokard Motor
Car company of New York, with head-
s LL Lll mm.' " ii n ii i naii tn i
in) i TTh
Is Far Ahead
in contest being conducted on the streets of Omaha to prove
which is cheaper to use, an auto or horse and bugjry.
Operating expense for four days run:
248 4-10 Miles for SI. 31 3-8
Horse and Buggy,
72 O-IO Miles for
The Brush Sells for $485
We can prove to you that the total operating expense,
including depreciation, is less than 2c per passenger mile.
Your business demands the purcbaso of a Brush.
The T. G. lorthwall Co.
Tela.: Doug. 1707; A-1707 912 Jones Street
ipiiirr- al ItiSt'nm- and Six t v-f li t
Mreit. n a M i i !'- tit pa II ment slid Is t!i.
lll-t laii'c slMi.l.ne to b.' icH'd on I hi
xii nt of available bwllding bind. I.u
wldch real rMnte men pi edict a great cmn
nii icinl future.
I'l;e new huihtitm las elvht sloilcs srd
basement, 1 ovw fit. proldmg floor space
of l.) square feet. It is built throUK.i
out of steel and lonircte. W illi an extru
sive spnnkh r svstvtn It Is as near fire
proof as can be trade The steel frames
me .il ppeeiitl drslsn Imported from l-Ji ;
land. The front, if ar and sides are entirely
of kIjins. affording the Ki.atest possible
amount of llcht on evrry floor.
ATHLETICS 0FF FOR CUBA
Mne Members of Ihr tha mi plea Tram
tnrt on tlsrnslormina
I'llll.AKKI.I'HIA. Nov. X-Nlne of Iho
twelve plaver of the champion Philadel
phia. American league base ball club left
this city this morning for New Yolk t
hoard a steamer for Cuba, where exhibition
K moos will be played. The players will
arrive In Havana next Wednesday and
will open with games with the Detroit
term of the American league there oil De
cember t and . Ten Karnes in Havana
will follow Willi the Almcmlares and tho
The pluyers who will make up the Phila
delphia team are:
Catchers. Thomas and Lapp: Pltcheis.
Bender, C ooliihs and Plank ; first Baseman
lsvls. who will captain the team: rVoond
Hnseiuan i enii k. Shortstop Kairv. Thud
la-einan Melnnls, Left Fielder Hartsel.
I'enier Fielder Lord Hiid Klijlii Fielder
Al m phy.
BOXING BAKRED IN WASHINGTON
One More City Lays lalerrilrt on Pugi
The closing of the city of Washington n
bolng exhibitions of all kinds puts another
city In the list of cities opimsed to tho
game It Is SHld that the movement in
tho capital city was taken In view of tha
proposed eonilnit of Jack Johnson there,
but for some tlmo there has been a senti
ment BKHlnst It In the district.
One Schacht Model R
Runabout, 18-20 H. P.,
cost with top and
equipment, $850. Wood
work of body and
wheels as good as new,
trimmings of leather,
good as new, solid rub
ber tires, engine in fine
; condition, price $300
If you call quick.
1 WHITE STEAMER,
In first class running
condition; cost $4,250,
'for sale or trade for
farm at les3 than one
half cost. Call at once.
Cost $850, for sale at
18th and Harney
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