Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 25, 1910, SPORTING SECTION, Page 3, Image 31

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    TIIK OMAHA SUNDAY FU'.K: DKCKMIU.Il itt. li10.
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" , k I Mill r--i---J
,11 WlfH leagu will not I
4 eleng financially, a II ha
betr-i and rould be, until mlt
llfn Chan In le Moines,
tie Mnlnee la a good town snd
J'lhn lllilns, doubtless, a good
X
nil II II
ma, hiii be ta t lh man to own th
lie M'Hti' hail franrhla for th
alinfile liirla renn Dial th (aria of lhat
any 4n in Mini up in him Last ear
mntt Iha year before ( Mnlnea did not
.it. up M lla normal standard at ths
tl fnf llila rfn II was two In I'1
than ihe yasr before anil ther la nothing
It Indicate lhat II will da hatter In fit.
wH even winning I ha pannsnt in is1) helped
inaiura a parlirle Horn of tha very
atrie whleh netted tha flat for lies Moines
drew BrArrely enough spartatnrs lo pay
etpetise. With a popular laader In lies
Mmnaa, II on of th beat rltle on th
Mrmilt. II la loo hail I'nrl John Hisxlns
ann'tt ha paisuadad to aelt out, but It
1 tm cannot. He love tha fama and
hat la a flna chance lo ahow hla affection,
a ha Ihlnka, ao ha tl kit. If tha league
ahmild flead ! Mulne In 1912. It la likely
la figure out a way of rewarding Mr.
Ilicalna for hla franchise. Already there
la talk of Ihla kind It ta not of Inlaraat
wJjow tit ao Into lha whye and wherefores
of Mr, llltslnf standing with tha fana In
hla town, whether It waa tha education
II ev rx'll under lha Doyte-Cantlllnti
raalma or not Tha fart 1m what confronts
ua at Ihla writing Ortalnly. anyona would
admit thai lha formar clique Old Has
MoIimw ao good, but much harm. And
If Tha Ree's fllaa wara nonsuited lhay would
ahaw that precisely tha rondltlon that haa
itblalrml for nearly two year waa pre
dicted. In thaaa columna II waa point ad
mil that tha high-handed roathoda of tha
l'a-'tlllnn-rriyle crowd would bring thalr
own penaltiaa, and wa laava It to tha fair
Jiriment of any nan versed In Ilia facta
whalhar It waa a good pradlrtlon or not.
Tba blame a not all on Mr. Iflggln. Ma
la an effacl. mora than a cause, a victim
of circumstance, largely,
ftmnadsy tha draft rula mini be changed,
aoma man think obliterated entirely. It
i worka hardships on minor leagues at pree
f ant. If It la right that major .leaguer
should lnvale the ranka of a minor owner
at will and take from him hla beat player,
than It la right that he ehould Justly
eompenaate the minor team owner. And
any aana man knowa that ll.nuo, for In
stance, to a elaaa A club, la not Juat com
pensatlon. There are aaveral evil aapeota
and Influence of thla rula. For one thing
It prompte tha fake sale of playera, which
ta a very bad thing for boae ball. Tha only
commandabl feature of tha rule to a
minor leaguer la to b found In Ita llm
Itatluna, whlrh prohibit more than one
player being taken from one team. Tha
m)or will argue that without the draft
many young and competent player would
ha kept down. Nonaenae. A man who U
fit to go up eaUlom la kept down In baae
ball. Homettmea It happena, but not often
anil never, ao far aa our obaervatlon goes,
briauaa or la aplte of the draft rule. The
purchaae law la atill available.
Wi referred briefly laat week to Ueorge
Tebeau't propoaal of a larger tWi and
larger bat aa a tneana of iumulatfig bat
ting. Comiakey once aald that the .reateet
element of baa ball waa apeed ar.d that la
revleing Ih rule or changing condition,
nothing atiould ever be don to Blacken the
apeed; that I he gam waa jua'. fait enough
toe, not too laat We be!" ve In the Im
aanianre of apeed, and cctahily It would
auffar If Tebeau'a plan y were Introduced.
I'nmmy wa arguing atalnat the elimina
tion ( glove) for fletler. The large ball
and bat idea wopK te even more deal rue t-
4 Ive. It la goo baae ball more than heavy
hilling, of f jf oihrr one thing, fana want
J.l aa aai they are aeetng It under preeer.t
V'leJVjulia.
The .tuaUoo of Ue Mt. loula II r own
kae been daptorable. The aaie of the team
by Preatdaat Hedge, therefore, mar be
ha. tad wit eatlatactlwn, for It certainly
aawet make thing aay wore than they
ware Mr. Hedge may hav ovme abort at
St ma of doing all he eould do. but it
wottld have take the Btroa7et-hea,rted
sli atea In breaat the eturm of persistent
e4 oatlnuwu kaerklag that raged about
hlfw for year. To bag with, the old
f-etiag agataM the Mrawna aa outlaw,
deisj kecK to the Aenertewaj leagu Inva
vu. kae) eve auila died aavi, and then
te tewiNivee writer early lit onto the
b ad ef lledaea. Tbey kept up wa day
aa4 aigilt BwenbardBMHtC NeHhlaje; auiled
lawaa. It o only t ewa-ar tnay
aenaael. ibey kaoked player aad
kawekael rta tarikj aa4 tmMttoa eiit of
BJuaay a yanaer ptaver wirlt hat ef prwm.
i aim. A aueercilj) aaewe vm the beat
aay ef then go. N la expect reaulte
f-nw wemwewat ee ewTh.ia ua4er
tne a thaee. Tfce beat teaaa on
sarta wan I1 fail under them fe we eh II
a-e ana M bwsa m foe tmiirwmTii at t
lLauia. eveft aexiee the M ataaadement,
eattl we laarw that lh bere knorker
a eta- lit ptedee
'-'it few llyier. eeM-e tha tarr of the
ra ta fmahx h rtrad te) private
"f a tkaoBit. pr ehha; a the em par
aimejei'r tt eataruna) p aee fuf ratlre
aaena a ebaratertieed hie palmleat piteh
:eg data
F n are erao y wall uiMarM.iml a ta
1 w.,-h,a i'n--ae are it will be on the
'ra ua r,a mn. Tlw eurrry agirta
ft-t j ;ta In a,' ae m aotia aoey a-a n
v tm if ateexerf leel Witt go ta
rMaHi y m fi"ifvn mrwaaif agrtinor
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a r iii rdi amfuinaai4 lurm
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COTNER F1YEJTARIS WELL
Basket Bail Will Have a Good Srtson
at Bethany School.
TWO VICTCEIE3 ALREADY WON
Verb aad l.laeela Y. M. C. A. Have
lire a Defeated mm Other ebwala
Will He Played la Kegalae
rbedale.
UXlllbN, Dec. M. ifpeelal.) Baakat
ball la now tha central alhletlo Intereat
at t'otnar university. Leut aeaaon tha
C"tnar "Bulldog" won elate champion
ship honors In baaket ball, and ara trm
hard to keep up their reputation. They
hate played two game ao far thl Beason,
winning both of them. December they
met lha Uncoln Y team on the Cotner
floor, defeating It by a eoore of J3 to Jl.
Th tejn were quit evenly matched,
three on each being vet player. At th
pistol shot on the second half the wore
waa an even break on It to II. By agree
ment the game was a. onte
fli-et field goal to decide tba beat Tal
waa earned by Cottier, in u...
eet scrimmage ever seen n tte - oiiitr
floor.
The second game of thl aeaeon ,wa
played at York, with th York college
hunch a opponents. York men are In far
better form thla year than It waa last.
They put up a noble fight, but lost to the
tune of 45 to 22. Tha beat part of the
game at York wa pulled off when a con
algtitnent of Cotner sub, who Wre taken
along for tha piaotloa they might get. were
turned looe upon the Yorker In the
second half. They rewlly put up a better
battle than tha Cotnur regular had been
playing.
Three Veteraa la Team.
Of laat year' championship plnyera only
three are bacr.. Theae are: Aplnwall
(captain), center; MoCullougli, guard, and
"Ijefty" Sltidon. the left-handed forward,
rarnienter I probably out of th Igame thl
year, aa ara IVllmot and Oeechger, ub
on last year' team.
The lineup of th team at present I:
Asplnwall (captain), center; Squires (man
ager), sub center; Blddona and Britt. for
wards; MoCulrough and Ogden, guard.
Men who are doing good work on the try
outs arw Morton. Bell, Lieavltt, Hadaon,
Sweet and Bhelton. Parmenter Is doing
only part practice.
New aulta and equipment have been se
cured for the girl' team. They are put
ting! In hard practice for th opening
ganrea of their schedule. Theae are to
be jlayed at Peru State Normal and at
Kalie City tha 12th and lath of January.
Interest In basket ball has been much
atlnulated by the lnterclasa oliamplonshlp
sellaa of games which bav Juat been con
cluded. There were eight game In th
serle. The sophomor class took the all
er trophy cup which had been offered by
(he management. Their team consists of
l'4qulrea. center; Ogden. left forward; Leav
Itt. rght forward; Morton (captain), right
forward, and backer, left forward.
The gymnasium has been put Into ship
shape for Indoor sport. A tlrat-clas hard
maple floor waa laid late In the season
last year, baths hav been Installed and
new; ateel lockers ara soon to b placed.
The schedule for the season's game for
th Cotner team haa not been entirely
completed. Th school "I a member of
th eolleg leagu of the state. The mem
bers of this league at present are: Poana.
York, Wesleyan. Peru State Normal. Kear
ney Btata Normal and Cotner. An ex
change of gamaa is arranged for between
each of those schools. This will be played
as scheduled, except for tha Wesleyan.
They withdrew from the Cotner gamas
after th schedule was completed. Just
what action will be taken remains to be
seen.
In addition to the games named Manager
Bqulraa announoea tbat a trip baa been
arranged through Iowa. In wolcu Jok-.t.
la to play Hhenandoah, Highland Park
college at Dea Moines and Mornlngald
college at Sioux City. The trip will prob
ably include, also, the University of South
Dakota at Vermilion. An exchange of
theae games will he arranged for at Cot
ner. Beside these, Kansas university 1 to
play here the laat of February and aa
exchange of gamea la to be played with
the rnlveralty of Nebraaka.
George FlaclTShows
Speed at Harvard
Wia at Both the High and Low
Hurdle and Row on
Crew.
Oeorge Flack, an Omaha boy. took first
la th IM high hurdles and first in the
r.t low hurdles In the annual fall meet
held at Harvard. Tba fall meat la not
a registered affair and anyone may enter.
j tha athletaa are only thoe up in their tud
,le ! Hilt rjulnn. tralnar at Harvard, wa
I graatly pleased at tha showing mad iy
Flack and says that aa soon as he learns
a few of the finer points about th atyle
, eg jumping hurdira ha will be th beat
I ana la lha enilrg. Flack wa a member
ef h Nebraska taam la 1M.
J Ha io rowed In the boat ef hi d. rml
j lory la th fall evant. hi boat coming
i eatraneV Alan McOnnald. another Omaha
I boy. wa eoaawsia ef th crew.
I
CCUXCE RITLE TIA3IS SHOOT
'T waive allesee ml th Thlrty-Tbrae
ta Fa tee.
Twlva eolWa af fa ihirty-thrae eol
la.aaa hoi I n niamberahip m the National
Rifle aaanclatma hav entarad tasm for
tie round mtnn eat ef tha winter to
kaifa Jttiuary 7 On ai.-b w II he shot
e.'h waaM until aa-h taam haa fired
aitln arTT etear taam a t'ie laaaue.
Savers) waaara eillaa ara a-nil.ne; team
for Sm tan avattt
Tna laain eoatalat nf -n atiHianta
sni eii-a maa will flra tan nho'a s'aa.lln
anil tan atioi a prone, in a fifty-foot wn i larv
rane wmt twantv-twvcal ar r f'aa. The
War deunrfnwnt t41" a araal Inlaraat
a tM work end w II leaua damraimaa te
iitoe aiiHti'ii f H nwllfv a marttenian.
.llHlll1l4lr or e:rt tlno.tgh tha a ao
in' inn.
eaae trte h.a a nr -at,l av f.
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.c'.a eariie rria wo rrv ts a cnt.-at aa.
waa I artm.Kiill ni i ulniiiti aa .) t't
afHae ta itlnne iv ailtiara iirnr.
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Davis is Favoring
Simplification of
Rules of Foot Ball
Princeton Man Bart that But Few
Chang-ei Are Really Kecensary
limit to Coaches.
NEW HAVEN. Conn.. Pee. 24. r"our
member of tha Intercollegiate foot ball
rules committee, Parke Pavl of Princeton,
W. A. Lambeth, rrtverwity of Virginia;
C. W. Ravage, Oberlln, and W. U Dudley,
Vanderbilt . university, wrlta that few
changes are necessary In the code before
another season Davis terms th slmpliri
ration of th rule the greatest need. Mr.
Davis says:
"It has been said by thos who ar skilled
In determining th publlo puis that foot
ball ha satisfied Its following In 1913. It Is
tru th haxard of the game, which ever
hav seemed to rulmlrat In on piac at
on time, hav given to aom Institutions
an excess of injuries. But. taken as a
.vliole, th country in loot ball haa I cen
tururlslngly free from accidents, college
foot ball actually hnvlnj had a better rec
ord In this respect than college baa tntl
during th lst yeir. Compllnwn.iry to
ptiblio opinion Is critics! fort ball opinion.
The latter. It would ee-n. has appr. il
or th abolition of lntr'ockod Interference
and of the five-yard restriction upon Mi
forward pass. Advorae criticism briefly
may be atated to hav hern directed at th
complexities of play In receiving ih f;
ward pass, th veong Imaginary lines "l
th tame with it neutral one-yard and
twenty-yard sonce, too many of floors and
too much officiating, tha labyrinth of
penalties and a need of mov simplicity In
the game.
"The greatest need of foot ball today I
th absolute oebdl-i'ice to the let tor of the
rules by tha playera and a stnot conformity
with it spirit by th coaches. It therefor
should devolve upon the men who will re
selected to compos th new rules com
mittee for 1011 to assemble rarly in order
that they may not be hampered ty vrant of
time, like their predeceseoBs In 1910, and,
having assembled, to devote their chief at
tention to perfecting th details of the pres
ent style of game. Th greatest need now
of the playing rule Is simplification, which
of course wfll carry with It slmpllflcationvJ
for th player and tha spectator."
Mr. Dudley writes: "I am very well
pleased with th foot ball rule, and I think
that th new gam la far superior to th
old. I do not think that many changes ar
necessary, but, n doubt, aom minor modi
fications could ba mad to advantage. I
would not be willing to return to th old
"pushing and pulling' gam."
Mr. Imbeth write: "In our section
there I common expression of approval
concerning tha new rules, particularly th
four periods. Ther la also a feeling that
th limitation concerning th onaid kick
should b removed and that th five-yard
restriction on th passer of a forward pass
should bo abolished."
Mr. Savage says: 'To my mind th rule
worked out better than I had dared to
hope. The gam was kept opm and there
for waa made Intensely Interesting to th
spectators."
Yale is Beginning
to Wonder About
the Varsity Crew
i Hs BBS , -
Continued Defeat of New Haven Oari
Seti the College "Dopiita"
Guesting.
NEW YORK, Deo. M.-Ther ha been
som Inquiry and puxxlement at Yal of
lata over th compelling cause of continued
defeat of th crews. Earlier In th season
Captain Frost of the 'varsity crew ex
plained by mean of tables that light
weight for many seasons, that la, light
weight as compared wtlh the average of
Harvard crewe, waa what did It. As he
figured It out, th desirable men averaged
In weight something more than h did him
self, so it has been suggested since that he
might even wthdraw from the crew unless
he believed that hi presence would b
helpful.
Sine then Cam Waterman, an oarsman
of about ven or eight years back, comes
to the front with another explanation. He
believe that men hav preferred of late
year to play foot ball and get the letter
that way, rather than to adopt rowing, a
much more wearing snort. He aaya It may
ta true that light weight had something
to do wtlh it. but he point out the ex
ample of Freddie Brlgg and other as a
sign that an oarsman needs not weight as
a prime requisite.
Ther I a conflict ef authorities therefor
In th Yal rowing camp. A prominent
coach at another college says: "I wish I
could gat th Yal caa toffs. I d make a
crew out of them that would trim Har
vard." Tbat aeema to reflect si ghtly upon
the ability of th coach at Tale. Th Blue
insists en believing that John Kennedy Is
aa good a coach aa ever h waa and Is
looking for th fault eleewher.
Perhaps th best plao to look for re.
euna for Tale's recent defeats on the water
Cambridge. It la to be remembered that
Harvard haa been following a very good
sytem of rowing for several vears and has
bad a young man to roach who saem to
ba a pretty bean Judge of rowing mater al.
Harvard bellevee. too, that not a tittle of
Its aut'ceaa ia due to Ihe preaanr In the
t'rtmaoa quarters ef a doctor to look aflar
the well being of tha man. It lan't th
policy In ether unlvnraitlas to have- a doc
tor about. I era use. ordinarily, tUa roach
ia a gnod judge ef condition and helps to
kaap the maa fit.
Harvard lan't getting any batter man than
uaual. Both unlveraitiee for year hn
had a weajth of rowing tna'erlal. stuff that
anv roach ehvuld ha at, la to turn Itiia
gmd crew Hut Harvard baa become ion
fulant now la row na aad h Ixiilt mi. aa
akl. a varv at run -im It us,.y
lhat la Ih ro-iree ef a few araeona Yale
will ror from the al imp into whim it
has fal en It Ian t a cna ef la a ef ma
larial or waleht It la tnevelv h-lns a a
ba4 SIMM fie lha lima being and mat ha. in
l4 annua eoarkm
EOTTXSa CUAT.r.TZ LDQZFn rrn
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aalaMwal B)aaaeehta laelead mt hy
DWaaaa (lake.
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r ila'toae ehuh ar fair K.-I sra
t ha er-aea.ia4 al tha wt a af '
tna bow'ar uf Aai a In Sr liii Jen i j
an J tie nt tha ar ieal iitnM at'
it tienaa te mamfeaaefttp ta Ine A'Marfca
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t nt M-raiarv e aeiea I "l n.ia4
af Sa4 .at Mm a I a iol l.ina I
. foe i-r of ilia aast.
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it. aaioai la iii ii.iraeMa m Ha;
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HOW DIAI'ONDSTARS DECLINE
Storiei of Decadence in American
AiiocUtion's Fignrea.
WHERE 0LD-TIiIEU3 LING EH
Britkl I. labia at Bis; I.aaaaaa (i
Back Tralalac C.rwaad at
Taalk aa They Taaa Their
Prlaae.
If you wonder what become of the big
teaaj bas ball star when they cease
starring, where they drift to after they
hnve slowed up Just enough to keep them
out of th two big rlmta. take a Squint at
the American association average. You'll
find the haa-beena In bunchea.
Th American association serves as th
hothouse wherein ar ripened tha un
seasoned youngsters of some of th West
ern American and National league mainly,
but I also a dumping ground for the old
timers. Cleveland, tn particular, haa a
penchant for sending discards to the
American association and Pt. IjouIs and
Washington are also closely affiliated
with the organisation that haa for a long
time considered Itself of major c'ass.
Rome of th old-timer this term la used
In connectlo.1: with men who ar still
young, but who hav aeen rvlc In the
big league, aa well aa the real veteran
of the gam ara doing right well. Some
of them are finding th pace too hot.
Jimmy Harrwtt, manager of the Mil
waukee team and year ago an outfielder,
top tha batting average thl yar with
.SM for fifty-one games. Barrett goes
along playing a smashing good game both
at the bat and In the field, but Is very
susceptible to Injury and does not play
half th time.
Fta-wres on Gabby."
"dabby" Cravath. who used to drsw his
monthly envelop from Charley Comlskey,
and, still later, the Boston Red Sox, waa
the actual leader, batting .32 for 1(M game.
Close up to Cravath was Hickman, a
Cleveland discard, who batted .S17 tor 1S7
gamn.
Heinle Peltx. the old Cincinnati Red
pitcher, who now leads the Louisville club,
wa another .Sno performer, gaining a
record of .J for twenty-three games.
Clymer, whose last American league en
gagement was with Washington, hit .TO
in 130 game. Dare Devil Dave Altlser,
who was one of the world' champion
White Sox, who come back to the big
show next year, batted an even .MO.
Six or seven clubs war after Altlser last
fall, some of them offering as high a
$4,600 for him. The Minneapolis club turned
down all of them, only to log htm In the
drafts, which cost the Miller Just 13,000 In
cold cash, for th draft price In only 11,000.
Altlser played six or seven gamea with
th Red at th end of the aeaaon, and,
though his name doe not appear In th
records, led th National leagu in bat
ting. He cleaned up at tha rate of about
.000, for those few gamea.
Outside of the .300 circle you can't stick
a pin In th American association averages
without scratching some old big leaguer.
Congalton, who went up from Dea Moines,
one a Cleveland Nap. and that not ao
long ago, hit .391 for Columbus. Hallman,
another ex-Nap, who batted .279 for Kan
sas City and Toledo.
Hallman Is Just ahead of Hayden of
Indianapolis, one on the Cub payroll;
Claude Rossman. another former Des
Moines player, who wsb with the Detroit
Tiger during their pennant-winning cam
paign, and Prank Bowerman, the old New
York Giant, who wouud up hi National
leagu career by making a men of th
management of th Boston Doves.
Perrtnar la I.lel.
A little further down th list cam Fer
rmg, one of Omaha, th old Cleveland
shortstop, who now pastime with Co
lumbus and bat .271. and Rube Ferri.
once on of th flossiest third baeemen in
th American leagu. In the American as
sociation he bat .K7 for Minneapolis.
Right under Ferris in th record table
I Al Orth, who won a lot of game for
th New York Yankee a few years ago.
"Smiling Al" continue a a steady, con
sistent hitter. His .267 waa better than the
averages turned In by all but two of his
Indianapolis team mates.
Harry Hlncnman, th old Cleveland out
fielder, and Lou Ritter, one a catcher
for Brooklyn and Philadelphia, ar In the
.260s, while "Jap" Barbeau, former Pirate
and present Kansas Olty In field or; Lellvelt,
who saw service with both Detroit and
Washington, and Danny Shay, one a
Giant, ar In tha .250. '
Below that mark even la old Bplke Shan
non, brought her by MoGraw In th hop
that he would "bring back" th Polo
Grounder after the old world' champions
of IPOS bad gone to piece.
Kplk played with Kansas City last sea
son, but th fan out ther ar not over
anxious that he be retained another year.
They say he ha about reached the end of
hi rop and that another year will
him down in th bushes.
Pickering, a veteran of th day when
Loirisvill waa In th National league, and
on of the most sensational fielders of his
day, ts another who ha found th pace
too awlft In tha near-major league. II haa
alowed up woefully In hla fielding and
baa running and batted only .141 for Mln
neapolia and Loulavllle. He another who
stands a rattling good chance of having a
kid come along and swipe his Job. H was
with Washington In IMS and with both
Minneapolis and Louisville last season.
Ixmg Tom Hughe, a gradual from
Omaha, who goes back ta Washington next
season, touted aa really ready for picking,
did not bit much for Mlnneapolla, but his
.EX wa a lot better than moat pitchers
do. At any rate. It I as high aa lha aver
age turn ad In by little Bunny Magic, the
old Chicago Cub. Only a few years back
tls(!e waa one of the moat valuable men
on Chance's taam. but loaf hi batting
eve and dropped out of Ihe big ahow.
Iav Praln. one of t. Jo, aid Oaaie
Hhre1. the former a star fielder for the
Cincinnati Reds yrara ago, and a Giant
for a siiort time, and the latter one vt
Connie Mark's t.in th wnlv a roupia of
eaasnns bai'fc. each halted .'., vne for at
Paul and the oilier for lamlevtHe
There are olhar vld big le4ra sti.l
further do an th Hal. I. it
titer are aH j
pIK'toera, sod ll.eir batting raeoida
prut anrthlng tne aajr or anuibar
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A NEW LINK TO CUBA !
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European Nations
Evince Growing
Athletic Interest
Stockholm 'Will nave Competition for
Olympic Garnet Two Yean
Hence.
NEW YORK. Deo. M.-Ther Is no doubt
that foreign countries ar building a treat
Interest In athletics, especially th north
ern nations of Kurope, and ther Is bound
to fee som stout opposition at Stockholm
two years from now In th Olympic games.
In a meeting this fall given by the Pan
Slavic club at Sofia, Bulgaria, as many as
t,0M) athlete participated. The biggest
meet In America never attracted a tenth of
that number In Individual entries. A. P.
Brooks, a member of th New Tork Ath
letic club, happened to be present at this
meeting and in a letter he say In part:
"To thla meeting came athletes from
nearly all the Slavic countries Russians,
Bulgarians, Servians, Roumanians and
Turks to a total number of mora than
6,0X1. Thee athlete arrived from their
various horn cltie headed by bands, all
marching In military order from the rail,
way station to the army barracks, which
wr in encampment in the country. There
war men, youth and boy of all ages
and ven a few women "and girls among
the clubs.
"A great amphitheater, which was
erected for th occasion on the outskirts
of th city, accommodated spectators num
bering more than W.OOO. Prlxes were duly
awarded to th best athUte in the vari
ous games. -Some of the uniforms were
uslque. Most of th alhletaa, however,
wore some sort of a turban hat made of
lamb skin, with the fleece about half an
Inch long and with th crown or top of th
hat mad of blue, red, yellow, etc., accord
ing to th nationality of th club; a loose
fitting gray flannel shirt, with military
collar and Bash; knickerbockers and golf
stockings. They presented a very Interest
ing spectacle both In marching order and
In th amphitheater. These meetings have
been held before, but this was ths most
Important one, and they ar to be carried
on each year In th futur with the idea
of promoting a closer brotherhood among
the Slavic nations. Ther I little ques
tion also but that the meetings and the
Pan-Slavlo Sciontlflo parliament, which
was held In Sofia at the same time, had
a political Influence a well, and that the
meeting are held to a certain extent un
der the cover of athletto and scientific
events, whlla trying to work up a pro
Slavlo feeling throughout that part of th
world.
"The S.0O0 athletes were almost evenly di
vided, 2,500 being Rumanians and th re
mainder from other Slavio atatee. The Bul
garian athletes are called Tunaks, and the
Bohemian ar called Snkols (Falcons). It
waa a very Interesting eurprise to the few
foreigners there to find that these far east
ern people were such thoroughly trained
athletes and were able to perform in almost
every field of contest, showing enormous
strength, agility, dexterity and endurance."
Aviation Engineer
Off for the Isthmus
Clifford B. Harmon to Attempt a
Flight Acron Panama in
an Aeroplane.
NEW YORK. Dec 84. Details are being
arranged for th widely dtscussed aero
plan flight across th iBthmns of Panama
by Clifford B. Harmon. Th well-known
aviation engineer, Lewis T. Haney, accom
panied by several representative of the
leading newspaper, sailed last Saturday
on the Prlns AuKust Wllhelm of th Hamburg-American
line for Colon, to go over
the course and to complete all arrange
ment. The government has placed at Mr.
Harmon's disposal Its heliograph station,
and will lend every possible assistance. A
special train will b run across th Isthmus,
to keep pace If possible, with the flying
machine and to enable a large body of
government officials and Invited guests
to watch th flight. Mr. Haney believe
tbat the route followed by Mr. Harmon will
parallel th canal.
Mr. Harmon will rise from th deck of
the steamship Moltka when It enters th
harbor, o that hi course will be entirely
unfamiliar to him, except for th Informa
tion furnished him by hla engineer. The
Isthmus at this point Is leu than forty
miles In width, and It will probably be
necessary for him to rise to a height of
2,000 feet to clear the level of th Andes.
He Is confident that he can make th
crossing from the Atlantic to th Pacific
without alighting. To mark th course
box kite will probably be flown at flv
mila intervals, high enough and large
enough to make hla route clear. Th pro
longed flashes from two or more hello
graph station will also aaalat to keep him
on th right track. One of these station
will probably be established at Culebr
Cut.
Canada Must Defend
Yachting Trophies
Great Lakes Sailori Prepare for Com
petition! for Eoyal Cup Seneca
Challenarer.
IKN'MKATER. N. Y.. De. . :i T htmen
of the great lake are brglnnlng t lk
about International race Three tars have
two important rupa. and lndlcatloue olnt
toward a intiteet for at leaat one of Iheae
w .1.-.. L. ..... it I
lima liat m . - . -will.
In all probability, be for the Kla'ier
cop. now held bv t'ie Ho) al Canadian Vai lil
club. Th rallanaing rup will l 114 K
cheater Yarl'.t rliih and teieca will ba
namad aa ' chalieticiii bat. Aithau
In i hhie haa not aa at taao eael. trie
n ailer was bte iM up ievae.ur by l.'rte
M,.rr owimw f aat-aa who uffanad the
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FEW PirCIIERSFOXY AT FIRST
Moit Twlrlm Dm Marki for the
Bate Etralen.
ED WALSH IS THE CRAFT IXST
White Sns Mats Declared Meat Kae
eeaafal la C'wla llaes Over
Darlaff Baa Raaaere
dee A aether One.
Catching runner nff first base I an art
few pitcher hav developed. Ther ar a
grtat many twlrler who ar considered
"marka"' by playera Frank Smith of th
Boston Red Sox I an example. Frank,
when h wa with Comlskey, wa easy for
runner. He simply could not catch men
off rirst base. His Blow, awkward motion
let the runner t back with plenty to
spare, and his ponderous motion In throw
ing to th plat gav runner a big start
down Inlo second. But lsat, yar Smith
changed. He seemed to hav learned a half
balk motion, that completely puaaled base
runners. And from that time on Frank
has been Improving gradually, until at th
end of th season he pulled himself out of
the "mark" class.
Jimmy Collins, at one time th greatest
third baseman In the tame. Is an authority
on baa ball. Hear what Jimmy say
about pitcher and th art of nailing run
ners.
"PM Walsh of th Chlcgo Whit Sox."
aaya Collins, "la th hard cat pitcher I have
ever played agslnst when it comes to get
ting a lead off first. Let me tell you
right now that Walsh has the most bafflln
motion of any pitoher In the country, bar
none. I myself think It Is a clear case of
balk when Walsh wind tip and then slaps
the ball over to first. But no umpires
have called him for It yet, e-'oept In one
or two rases, where th offense was palp'
tie.
"There ar only a few runners, men like
Eddie Collins and Ty Cobb, who dare to
take more than a couple of feot lead off
first when Walsh I In th box. They de
pend on their excessive speed on beatinR
th ball to first, but sometime even they
ar fooled. You never can tell what Walsh
I going to do until yon actually see th
batsman awing at th bait. Then you
know that Walsh has pitched to the plate
"Next to Walsh I place the crafty In
dian, Bender, of tha champion Athletics,
You simply have to keep your eyes on
Bender all the time while, you ar loaf Ins
around first baa or he will outguess you,
For that matter, he often outwit you even
when you are watching him. I think
that' on of tha reasons Bender has de
veloped Into a leading; pitcher.
"Then ther Is Addle Jos of Cleveland
a regular pitching fox. Clark Griffith
never had anything on Addle when It comes
to being a pitching fox- Why, I'v stood
up by the bag and though Joaa had thrown
to the plat when really I was being
tagged out at first You hav to keep your
eyes peeled on Addle. Johnson of the Na
tionals and Donovan of the Tiger ar two
more pitcher who are hard to take a lead
on.
"In the National league I consider
Mathewson of the Giants. Brown of the
Cuba, and, possibly, Phllllppl of th
Pirates, leader In thl particular phase
of the game. Of course Phllllppl is grow
Ing old and haa slowed up som. but when
he was at his best nobody had anything
on him. I hav played against him and
know pretty well what I'm talking about
"While we ar on thl subject, let me
say that the third baseman ha a lot to
do In. catching runner off first. It ia
generally hla part to give th signal to tha
pitcher when th man 1 far enough off
first to shoot th ball over. There ar
some team where th catcher give th
signal, but th third baseman can do It
best. Next time you are at a gam when
Walsh is pitching and ther I a runner
on first Just watch Harry Lord' actions,
Walsh will be standing moistening the
ball and keeping on eye glued on Lord.
Suddenly Lord will shift one of his hand
or will reach up to grab at hi hat At
that second you will see Walsh whip the
ball over to first and frequently there's a
dead runner."
WOMEN AS DEMONSTRATORS
Member af tha Fair fx Ar lavad
lasj Aaleaaohil Claai.
Within the last few year a great many
women have learned to operate cars, th
greater number of them being devotee
of the popular electric. A few of the more
venturesome hav maatarad th Intrioacle
of the gaaollne car to uch an extent that
they feel capable of taking part In endur
ance race, track race.' and other forma
of automobile competition. In Omaha at
a recent auto meet five women driver
contested for prise.
It haa remained for New Yorfk City,
where so many Innovations com to light,
to produce th first women demonstrators
of electric carriage. A prominent firm In
that elty which handle a large line of
electric vehicle, conceived th Idea of hay
ing a corps of clever and well posted young
ladle to demonstrate th electric to th
society belle of th metropolis. The lady
demonatrators dress In th height of fash
Ion and naturally glv th machine a very
attractive setting.
Suppose that soma member of th tM I
In th market far aa electrt victoria or a
stanhope. Tba firm to whom h Inquire
h on of th lady demonstrator make
an appointment for aa aftarmoon deraoa
st ration through th park. Arriving at
th appointed place th lady demonstrator,
dreaaed In swell riot be, pre at a very
attractive appearance aa she make rwntn
for Ih weuld be ruelonter. who I well
pleaaed to bat a demoftrataTHi ef Ike
car a ability tinder such pleasing caadt
tinns. Ilearhtng Ihe per, tha eWiwna
stralor puta Ih ear Ihratigh Ita par),
glvr Ihe praepet-tlt euatomer antaa fclaa
mt huw lb rtvar Maa Is eevreted. eapaitate
al laeath ai-ot Ihe wtartta ef Ih car. Ita
ease of oifretltm. aad aa forth, aad Ih
aaie at eoasutairiYeWd
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England May Tako
Up American Form
of Starting Racca
Britiih Enthntiaita Are Inclined to
Abandon Standing Start May
Uie Walk-Up.
NRW YORK, Dec. 14-For nearly fifteen
year Ih starting gsta has been In opera
tion on American race courses, and fr
nearly ten years tongllsh sportsmen hav
paid tribute to th new system of star'.lng
race homes, but up to tha present th long
llsh do not appear to hav derived aa muoh
satisfaction from the system aa hsa bees)
th caas In this country.
At th recent Glmurark club rllpner In
London th subject was discussed at length
and the drift of opinion seemed to warrant
a chang from th standing start, which
haa always been In operation In Fkigiand.
to the walk-up method, or at least allow
th starter to use his Judgment when op
portunity offer and allow the horse ta
leave the barrier when In motion.
"It I Imposnlbl to start a flnld of horse
from a stand. They simply will not stand,
and that Is all ther Is to It" aald Mr.
riothschlld. "and no blame attaches to th
starters. The Kngllsh starters ar good
as. If not better than, those attaohed to
any other Jockey club In tha world. Be
ing compelled, however, to start hnr
from a stand, they ar never afforded a
fair opportunity of displaying their ability.
"While htildlng no brief for tha various
American racing associations, I must oon
fess that they are Infinitely more ready to
embrace an Innovation than their British
confrere. For Instance, having tried Mrs.
Cassidy and th walk-up start at Juarea,
In Mexico, the authorities there decided
that the walk-up start waa preferable to
attempting to start hnree from a stand,
with th result that horses here are walked
up to the barrier and the starting trouble
Is practically non-existent.
"Yet we obstinately refuse to glv the
waTjt-up start a change. W know from
bitter experience what an abject failure I
th starting gat when coupled with th
tending atart. Why not, therefor, let us
give th walk-up method a trial T
"Th starting of the present day I th
curse of the turf. Tim after tlm horae
ar lert merely because they lived up to
tha Jockey club rule, which Is that horses
shall fac th barrier In alignment This
Is beautiful In theory, but imposnlbl in
practice.'
"lou cannot cajole or. compel a field of
race horse to act Ilk automata. Each
horse Is a separate and distinct individual,
and whereaa soma will face th barrier
absolutely free from nervousness of any
description, others ar on string from th
moment they feel a saddle on their backs,
and by th tlm they arrive at th post
ar In a state of lather and nervousness
which it Is pitiable to witness.
"Having arrived, th very sight of their
old enemy, 'th gate,' excite them t th
pitch of frensy, and so unruly ara they
that they either get away well In front or
are lert. If a home, thank to defying
th rule, gets away with a flying start,
a he often does, It Is nothing mors nor
less than a rank fraud upon th owner
whose horse have been properly schooled
and ar amenable to th gat.
"It 1, however. In ninety-nine ease out
of a hundred, not the fault of th trainers
of th fractious and unruly animals, but
the fault of th system.
North Platte Team
Holds High Position
Hig-h School Boyi Make Great Record
on Foot Ball Field, Losing; No
G&mei.
Th North Platte High school foot ball
taam Is proud of its record for ttl& Un
der th leadership of Captain Votaw and
Coach Neville It played th season with
out having been beaten. It has played th
big western Nebraska schools and won
from Sterling (Colo.) High school after
that sobool had earned th championship
of eastern Colorado. Kearney Military
academy waa defeated by a oor of 1
to a Lexington High school was th only
team to cross th North Platt goal, but
waa defeated, to 17. Th ti game with
Kearney High school gav that team a
chano to claim charaplonahlp honors, but
If cvmparatlva score ar used ther ar
at least four way of showing that North
Platte had th better team, white Kearney
how but on way in which It I tb via
tor. The final gam of th aeaaon, when
thaaa husky westerner Invaded th east
and defeated York High school by a sours
ef ta 0. place North Platte among th
best team of th state and give It th
light to ask for game with any of th
team from the larger pleoee. Th aver
age weight of th member of th teaaa
on th field wa 161 pounds. Thla la tb
laat year for Halllgan, Cronln, Tlgh. j
Dtoyt. Votaw and June, a they will grad
uate tn June, but there ar others coming
on who will take thalr place.
Humphreys Seventy-Seren
Breaks up Cold and
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aetnina titt k iar raut vf tna aa't'iiala-i
rii tlm la rtmlitultl I nua.t im. -
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