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OMAHA, Sl'NDAV MOKXIXU, DKCKMNKU 17, 1JU1.
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Foot Ball Season Is Over; Basket Ball Is Here and Base -Ball Coming Soon
Present Rales Should Be Given a
Thorough Trial by Coaches for
a Few More Years.
FAULT OF TIES NOT WITH CODE
X a UVUlliiJU VAX. I XAKI
Has a Scheme Worked Out by
Which to Win the 19U
Creighton University Students Take Up Basket Ball
EARLY TRAINING TO DO IT
Will Take Entire Squad to Joplin
fof a Month.
MORNING PRACTICE EACH DAY
Rig Game is Scheduled for Each
Afternoon of Stay.
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WARMER WlAVUf-E TO HELP
Ta Sara He Hopes by the Xen Tr a la
in Plan to Kqnal the Record
Made by the Grlsallea
1'a Rourke accredits the winning of tle
1911 pennant of the Western league by
Denver to the fact that they were In bet
ter condition than any other team In the
league. This fact was due, ha asserts, to
the spring training trip made by the
Urlzzlles. For the express purpose of
setting Into condition early and thereby
getting a good start Pa decided to make
the training trip to Joplin next spring.
Last year the Grizzlies, under the tutor
ship of Jack Hendrlx. made a trip Into
Texas, where they stayed for thirty days,
and then Jumped back to Denver just a
few days before the opening of the sea
son. When the gong rang for play In the
first Kame of the It'll season the Denver
team was in a better physical shape than
any other team In the league, and this
condition stuck with the Grizzlies ail
through the season. Very few of the
Denver players were retired from the
l.ume during the season because they
were in perfect condition, and not a
t 'hat ley Horse or a lame arm was chalked
up against the team.
' Month In Joplin. '
On March l) of next year Pa Kourke
in company with almost three full ball
loams will board a train at the Union
station bound for Joplin, Mo. The very
next day the Rourkes will line up against
the! St. Louis Browns in the first prac
tice1 game of the season. Every morning
for twenty-four ''days Pa Rourke's bunch
will be seen on the field at Joplin getting
into ehap6-or the 1913 season. Every
afternoon a regular game will be pulled
off, either with i vlf-itlng team or among
themselves. At the present time the
Kourke owner has signed up over twelve
Karnes to be played In Joplin and tenta
tive arrangements for at least ten more
have been made. Pa expecta to line up
every afternoon against fast major
league team or an American association
team. ' M' "' ' . : . . -
"I believe." said Pa Kourke, "thatby
making this uprlng trip I will bring my
teatn back In elegant shape and ready to
put up a battle' that will show that they
are in the very best of physical condition.
I have had but ono team In twelve years
which has been In shape at the opening
of the season and I intend to have one
next year. In 1902 I had a team which
was In good shape at the beginning of
the reason and they were In the running
all through the year and were beaten
out by but three points Xor the pennant.
it I am not badly mistaken my 1912 team
will either land the coveted rag or be
among the top-notchers all through the
Three Full Teams.
"I Intend to stay In Joplin for twenty
four days ami -not move from that town
all that time. 1 do net Intend to play
Kamu.i on the way home, but to jump
from Joplin to Omaha on April 12 and
t then play a game' every day until the
openlngt the season, which will be
April 19. As the season will open in
Omaha I figure that my boys will be in
better condition than any other team in
the league. By going to Joplin I figure
that a will get a two weeks' start on the
Omaha weather that will prove both
profitable to me and the Omaha fans. By
staying in Joplin all the while the men
will get, accustomed to the weather,
water and conditions, so that when we
are ready to Jump to Omaha the differ
ence in the climate will not be felt, at
warm weather will in all proballties have
"I think from present indications I will
take about twenty-five or thirty men
with me and give them all a fair workout.
I will take chargo of a certain squad of
men myself and let Manager Charlie
Arbogast take charge of the other squad
and then pit them against each other.
Of course, every man will get a chance
In a regular tamo to show what stuff he
has In him and I will begin the weeding
out process towards the last of the stay in
Joplin. By this method I will be able to
get the best men out of the entire squad.
and when I arrive in Omaha on April IS
1 will have a strong teum built up."
Grand Island Team
, Makes Good Record
The Grand Island Business coliegs foot
ball eleven made a very enviable record
this season. Although the schedule was
very hard the team succeeded In winning
lour games out ol six.
The basket ball team of the school has
been organized and has gotten down ta
hard practise. The schedule this season
Includes a number of the large schools
of the state.
Following Is tke record of the foot ball
Orund Inland, 0; Central City college, S,
Grand Island, 6; Kearney Military
Grand Island, f: Broken Bow High. 0.
Grand Island, 12; Central Cltv college, I
Grand Island. ; Kearney kfllltary, 1
Grand Island, 11; Genoa. Indians, 0.
liana t'nllrae Defeats Bancroft.
BLAIH. Neb., Dec. li. 3peial ) Dana
college basket- bll Meam -defeated the
r:rurofi taiu here Friday night. 48 to
zl. Bancroft was unable to cope with the
superior tin work f the collegians and
was outplayed from 'atari to finish. The
feature of the game was the goal throw
ing of Nelson for the locals. Bancroft de
feated the Dana team on November 17,
after playing to a tie, which makes it
tins game apiece. Dana would tike to
inset Bancroft on aor Young Man'
Uiirlstiau association flour la,iitUtak.
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COTTONTAILS ARE PLENTIFUL
Hunters Are Preparing for Active
Season Hunting Rabbits.
PARTY OF TWENTY IS FORMED
Knowing: Ones Will Not Go Oat Till
Snow Kites In Abundance In
Meantime Thejr Are C'leaa
InaT Vjf Their Gnna.
Members of the Omaha Gun club are
anxiously ' awaiting the first real snow
fall of the season that tbey may pursue
the festive cottontail, of which there are
a great number this year. A party of
twenty Omaha Gun club members have
organized a rabbit club and will go out
in quest of the game when snow covers
the grdund. -
From - reports being brought back by
hunters there are worlds of rabbits this
season to be found in large numbers on
the outskirts of the city, especially
artund Florence. Two Pullman porters
went out for three hours Thursday and
returned with seven plump rabbits. They
took the car to Florence and, ' then
walked about a mile up the river. Reports
are to the effect that the rabbits in the
lowlands and around the river bottoms
near Calhoun and Blair are infected with
"grubs," a small worm which gets In the
back of the neck and eats the flesh.
Rabbits Are Fat.
The cottontails found In the hills and
the cornfields are said to be better this
year than ever, and the meat is both
Juicy and solid. With a little snow rabbit
hunting this year will be better than it
has for years. A great killing Is pre
dicted by "Billy", Townsend, the author
ity on wild game. The real old timer and
sportsman will not go out after rabbits
until the ground is covered- with snow.
For awhile yesterday morning the old
sports, after watching the snow fall, took
his gun off the antlers and began to oil
and grease It. It was with a merry
whistle that he worked away on the old
trusty, but a few hours later when this
same sportsman peeped out of the win
opw bis heart suddenly dropped as he
noticed the "beautiful" bad left.
A custom which has been abandoned for
the last three years of dragging the wil
lows will probably be revived again this
year. Many of the members of the gun
club ore talking of bringing back old
times by this stunt. Several yeans ago
it was the custom of gunners to form S
party and go out to Bellevue. There two
wagons would be rented and bound to
gether by chains. Two horses would bd
hitched to the wagons and driven through
the willows. The hunters would divide.
Some would stand on the wagons and
others would walk betide them. When the
rabbits were driven out by the wagons
the hunters would fire at them unci It
was a very poor day that a wagon load
of cottontails were not brought back to
town, there to be divided.
BELLEVUE BASKET BALL
TEAM ELECTS CAPTAIN
R. I Ohman. who has been elected
h.mu. minner of the Bellevue collego
athletlo for the coming year, is hard at
work making out the basket ball schedule
for the winter. Bellevue has Joined the
City league. Including Creighton. Omaha
High. South Omaha High. Omaha Young
M.n'a eiirlxtlan association ar.d the Uni
versity of Omaha, and will play a zeries
of games In Oirah this winter. Owing to
a ruling In tr.s Intercolles'.ate Association
of Nebraska against ar.y athlef.c rela
tions with Creighton. it Is not definitely
known whether Bellevue will be allowed
to belong to both leasues. The opposition
of the normals at Kearney and Peru
la especially striking, but the attempt is
being made to settle the matter In such
a way as to allow the local college to
play In both leagues. Prospects for a win
ning team are good, although Maxwell
will be kept out of the lineup the early
part of the season on account of foot ball
Holland Break Klkutv.
Jack Holland, owner of tho Ht." Joseph
base ball team, met with an accident
while bowling In M. Joseph the other
nlsht. Ha was bowling with several
friends when he slipped on the polished
sliey-way as he was delivering a ball and
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CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY1 FROM WHICH TH li F1VK TO RKl'UKHKNT TIIK SCHOOL WILL PR CHOHKX.
England Without . :
NEW .TQltK,' bee: ;.'-Thc BUrtllng ad
mission lias baep , made .by G. HJ .Lamer,
the great English walker and holder 'of
all kinds , of world's records and cham
pionships' In the heel and toe game,' that
at the present time, England has no dis
tance runners capable of coping with the
best American dlNfancers providing that
the Yankee, runners ilun, start in their
races at the Olymple-games In prims con
dition.' This admission was made to
Georgej Bohhag when . he. was In Toronto
last summer,'; and ,'Bonijag declares that
Lamer''-meant every 'Word of what he
Lamer told Bonliag that if he could
keep his form on the trip to Sweden
next summer, he need not fear anyone
that Kngland would send against him,
and that he (Lamer) thought that Bon-
hag, 'Berna and another man of like
caliber could win the Olympic teum race
from the Kuropeans without trouble.
The "other man of like caliber" lias
since come to light in the person of Louis
Scott, the youngster, who halls from
Jersey Jungle, and has all of the star
distance men In America worrying. With
Uonhug, Berna, Scolt, a couple more,
Uncle Sam -will be able to -make the
other nations' distance men step along
In phenomenal style In the race for the
team championship. .
The distance for the Olympic team race
will be 8.000 metres about one and seven
eights mllen. There will be five men on
a team, and the first three on each team
to flnldh will count. "
France will have one grand performer
In the Olympic distances in Jean Bouln,
whose recent wonderful run of eleven
miles. 800 yards for one hour, was re
cently reported. Finland will have a
flier also In Kohlemalnen, who won the
four-mile championship last summer In
fast time. It looks, however, as If neither
Bouln nor the Finn will be backed up by
men capable of seconding their great ef
Bouin, by the way, In his recent hour
run, covered the first mlla In 4.38 and the
first two In 9.45. These figures stamp
the Frenchman as a distance marvel
second only to Alf Shrubb. Bouln's
countrymen expect him to wipe out nearly
all of Slirubb's mcords before he quits.
There Is a possibility that Bouln will
turn professional before the Olympic meet
Jeannelte Defeat Dewey.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Dec. It Jorf
.Teunnette of New York was given tho
decision over Nat fpwey of Chattanooga
hre tonieht, the fight KOlng ths full
eight rounds. Jcariiieltn had the ad
vantage of nesrly twentv pounds In
wt.lght and the better of the bout all the
way. but Lewey landed a number of tell
ing blows on tlio big negro.
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GOOD FIYE FOR CORNHUSKERS
Stiehm Confident Basket Ball Team
, " Will Win Honors.
TWELVE GAMES TN SEASON
Conference Divided Into North and
Sooth Divisions, with Three
Teams In 10a oh One Men
In (he t.ainr.
LINCOLN, Neb.. Iec. lfi.-ISpeclal.)-Twelve
basket ball games will be played
by thf Cornhuskera during the coming
season In the Missouri valley conference,
according to the schedule announced this
week. The conference Is divided Into a
north and south division, as last year,
wli three teama In each division. Kuch
of the three teams play four games with
the other two members of the division
and the leaders of the two divisions then
play for the championship of the confer
In addition ' to the regular games
scheduled, . Nebraska will play a series
of four with the Jayhawkers and will
also take several other outside teams on
for practice work.
The schedule announced is as follow:
Drake at Lincoln, January 12, 13.
Kansas at Lawrence, January ID, 20.
Ames at Lincoln, February , 10.
Drake at Des Moines, February 21, 23.
Ames at Ames. February 23, 24.
Kansas at Lincoln, March 1, 2.
Championship In Nlsht.
Coach Htlehm continues to be confident
of securing a championship aggregation
In basket ball and has been putting the
sqtiad through elementary work all the
week. Twenty-five players have reported
for practice the last week, and while there
are five veterans from iHst year's "five"
they are by no means assured of places
In the regular lineup. '
Haskell, a freshman last year, Is doing
excellent work In goal shnotlng and will
probably be awarded one of the forward,
at east for part of the season. Beamann,
Stryker, Hyde, Martin and Underwood are
among the other new men who are doing
good work. -
At the last meeting of the conference
some changes were made In the rules to
eliminate some of the rough plaj'.
Sttehm expressed himself as apprecia
tive of the efforts of Ncbraxka alumni
during the last season in assisting In the
coaching of tho foot ball stjuud. Fred
M. Hunter, John Westover, Tate Matters
and Jim Harvey assisted In developing
the team for all of the big games.
I'latowskl to Unit.
Catcher I'hitowskl, who played through
the season with tbe Des Moines tesin last
year, will quit base ball, according to a
statement made iy nimeir. I luiownkl
Is a graduate of Notre Damn and he has
opened a law olrkf In (South Uend. I lid
and. it Is said, has a hrllliunt c-hani to
build up an unusually lucrative business
Omaha's Unbeaten Amateurs
SHKHMAN AVKNUB MERCHANTS.
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Zybscko is to Meet
Ameho Petro Here
on January Fifth
Another wrestling match which ought
to appeal to the fans of the mnt game
has been arranged by Manager J. M.
Glllurvof the Auditorium for January S.
Stanislaus Zybscko, the Polish whirlwind.
ha been matched, with Amello Petro.. a
Portuguese heavyweight, In a finish bout
The match was clnchc. yfsrerday after
noon, i A' ' ' ' '
.Zybscko has- been trylns'to Bt on with
some of thetilff mon for . a , mntoh In
Qmalpa and thQ other day wired to Man
ager 'Glllan to . arrange with anyone in
the Country, even te Golcli. Mr. Olllan
got In touch with Petrn's- manager at
once and wired Herman, Zybscko's man
ager, and everything has been arranged
for -the finish bout. At present the pre
liminaries have not been fixed, but Mr.
Glllan promises some good ones.
Petro Is doped ss a fast, performer, of
great staying power and a wrestler
who Is reckoned ,as a possible bidder for
the championship,, sometime. He shows
himself to be wise lo all the tricks of
the game, according lo reports and
promises to be a formidable openent be
cause of his endurance. It Is said that
he has the strength of an ox and unlike
other foreigners Is not graced with an
awkwardness which would make him a
great object for 'the Jests of tho fans.
Zybscko needs no introduction .to
Omahans, having been seen here before
In handicap and finish niatchee, and Is
somewhat of a favorite in this neck of
the woods. His work this season has
been greatly in advance of that put up
by him last year, ,
Sioux City Ball Park,
is Being Enlarged
No longer will the sluggers of the West
ern league be able to fatten their batting
averages in the "pillbox" at Sioux City.
Home runs, three and two-base drives
over, the fence will be a thing of the
pust. The park Is to be enlarged and
made Into a real bauo ball park, where
every batsman who clouts thf sphere over
the fence will do o only by connecting
Thirty feet of the river has been filled
In with sand and cinders and the fence
will be moved farther out. Forty feet has
be.-n acquired by the Sioux City club on
the north side and the fence at the end of
the field also will be moved. The
grandstand will be moved back twenty
rlne feet on the west side and by chang
ing the diamond around the park will
be one of the best In the circuit.
PcriilKtent Advertising is the Road
to Big Returns.
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CALL STEINFELT FREE AGENT
National Base Ball Commission De
cides Boston National Case.
SUSPENSION FROM DISABILITY
Claim of Third Baseman for "alary
Disallowed Umpire Kaaon to lie
raid for Work In Kxhl-
blllon Games. '
CINCINNATI, Dee. lfl.-Tho National
Base Ball commission, In a decision pro
mulgated today, dismissed the claim of
Third Baseman Harry Stelnfelt fur-salary
from the Boston National league
elub, but declared him to be a free agent.
Stelnfelt protested to the commission
at his suspension during the latter part
of the season of 1311 by Boston for dis
ability, clulniing that It wns the result of
an Injury received In Its service. He also
requested that he be awarded salary for
that period or he declared a free gent.
The Boston club contended that It was
wllhln Its right in suspending the player,
but on December 9 notified the commis
sion that Its directors had granted him
an unconditional release.
The commission In another decision de
cided that the -lalm of ITmpIre N. W.
ISason against tho Jersey City club of
the ICastern league for umpiring exhibi
tion games prior to tho opening of the
championship season of ll'll was Just and
directed Jersey City to pay tiim &0, the
amount Eason claimed was due him.
The application of the Galveston club
for a rehearing of the Mayes case was
refused, and the claim of Player-Manager
Jan es Bartlon for 1205 sulary from
the Humilton club of the Ohio State
league was allowed.
Will Remain Here
NEW YOrtK. Dec. 16.-Victor Ilemery
will not return to Germany. This means
that automobile racing In this country
will be boomed considerably by the ap
pearance of the great European driver
In many events to come. Hemery, It Is
understood, will associate himself with
a prumlnutit motor car concern here.
Tho J. I. Case company of Ilaclne,
Wis., was first on the Job with an offer
to Hemery. The Case company Is said
to be one of thu best backed concerns
building automobiles. If the plans now
being discussed are carried out Hemery
will be offered tlio position of racing
head of tho company. Hemery' has a long
list of victories to his credit. He has
won more big road races than any other
The CBe company has already decided
'ipun the construction of two big blx
cyllnder cars of iilnuty-hursepowcr, which
will be entered In the 5o-mile raco at
Indianapolis next spring. Should thu
Uuili.e company close negotiation with
Hemery lie would not only be put In
charge of the building of thu cars, but
prububly would drive one in the race.
Race to Be Changed
LEXINGTON, Ky., Dec. 1(1 It wus
scml-ofllciully announced here today that
the Kentucky liorne Breeders' associa
tion bus decided to change tho Kentucky
futurity for 3-year-old trotters trom u
three In five heat race to a two in three
hrat event. The Kentucky futurity I
worth SM.UU0 to the winner and Is th
luht'bt siuke on the American trotting
ON MARATHON COURSE
CHICAGO, Dec. 1(J. Sidney Hatch, the
local Marathon runner, who won ths
Vonkcr run Thanksgiving day, is ont
of the veterans of the guiim. He has won
five or six Marathons and les!des hulu
a record of running PA) miles In l'j:U7 tJ.
It was bis fifth attempt to win Hi
Yonkers run and he was always in the
first ten. Hatch undoubtedly will rep
resent the I'nited States In the next
Olympic games at Stockholm.
Blunders of Players and Neglect of
Offense by Coaches Cause.
INCIDENTS IN PLAY OF NEBRASKA
Michigan Contest Lost to Cornhusk
ers Through Poor Pass.
AMES GAME TIE BY POOR WORK
Chances to M'ore Thrown Away la
Play "of Many Train llurlns;
l.aat Kenanit In All Parts
of the t'onnlry,
nv i i.i i in v.. ni.i iorr,
Michigan wns hacked up to within
eight yards of Its goal line and the hall
was In the posse!Blonof Nebraska. Two
downs remained, giving the Cornhuskera
two chanres to make their distance. They
had six jords to go. The first of tho
two chances was imed In an attempt to
negotiate a succersful forward pass. Ths
ball was passed too hlg'.i, from quarter
to end, and the fling was not completed.
The next chance was employed for a drop
kick. Tho renter made an atrocious pass
and Nebraska's left half failed at goal.
Michigan took the ball on thft twenty-five-yard
line. l.c.a than five minutes of
the game were left; the Wolverines had
been paved from defeat and the most
famous battle ever fought on Nebraska
field closed a tie.
On this same day Yale and Harvard
battled to a scoreless tie. A miserable
pass by the Blue center foiled a success
ful try for field goal by Howe and denied
the New Haven men a. victory. Other
teams of the east and the west fought
tie games this full. Apparently these
contests resulted In even breaks, because
the coaches Were not able to develop an
attack that would score after tho twenty-five-yard
line wus reached.
- t ry . for llule Cksssra.
So many scoreless and tleless games In
one season has produced a hue and cry
for changes In tho rules whereby there
may -be more scoring and through which
a stronger eleven may be sure to win.
Nebraskans are certain their eleven was
far; superior to the Michigan team,
figures on the ground gained how the
Comh imkers advanced the ball nearly
three times as tar as the Ann Arbor
eleven. ' Bo It Is asked, "Why - should a
team that can gain so much more ground
than. Its adversary be .held a tie? Surely
the aulef ars at fault and should be
At tho present moment there are many
different voices In the land talking on
foot ball rulcsj some . suggest many
changes and some desire no radical re
viHion. It really seems, Indeed, that no
great changes are necessary now. The
present rules have been In force for oniv
two seasons and the couches have not
become familiar with them. This fact is
enough to show why the tutors have not
perfect scoring plays. Still, most of them
have plays that will score if the players
do not blunder. In Its two tie games this
fall ths Cornhuskers did not win because
of blunders on the part of Its own men.
Kambllaa Costs Dearly.
In ths Ames-Nebraska game the Corn
huskers were playeoto a S to 6 tie. Dur
ing the second half the Nebraska men
played In Ames territory all the time.
Punt after punt was missed by the Corn
husker receiving backs. Ames was per
mitted to score both Its goals from field
through fumbling on the part of the Corn
huskers. Nebraska threatened the Agglo
goal several times, In the third quarter,
and undoubtedly would have scored If Its
men had held the ball on punts. A little
questionable generalship also kept tho
men from scoring when ths ball was on
the Ames fifteen-yard line In possession
of Nebraska In the Michigan game a
blocked kick gave the. Ann Arbor tqgm
its score, and a poor fkiLs from center
prevented a field goal for the Corn
huskers. Here, then, are two tie games
which would have been won by Nebraska
had its men played Just a little better
ball. Yale would probably have won
agulnst Harvard had its center made a
good puss. Surely the rules cannot bo
blamed for the loss of these games. There)
were others of the same kind.
Nebranka scored Its one touchdown
against Michigan through a virile attack.
Its offensive game was very strong. Tha
Wolverines were llleially shoved all over
the field. The defense of the Cornhusk
era was strong, for the Wolverines could
not gain against it successfully. Thero
wua much scoring power In the Corn
hurkcrs that day. and but for a few ques
tionable plays, the score would have been
favorable to Nebraska. The scoring
strength of Nebraska was proved in
other games of the season by the large
Mo Itadlral lhauues Needed.
To one who watched the Cornhuskers
In action in all their Important games
and studied the plays of other western
earns. It seems that there Is no need ot
any radical changes in the rulea The
present code can be mailo effective. When
tho coaches have worked with their st
ack another year or two there will be de
vi loped plays that will score with cer
tainly within tho 2i-yard sone. Tho de
fence appears to be much stronger now
'linn the attack, but the reason for this
-cats In the fact that coaches have spent
more time In building up their defense,
and have given too scant attention to tho
There Is no doubt that the forward pass
will be found a more reliable play as
oon as next full. It is a good scoring
!evlce, and when players have become
trained In catching the spheroid and ac
curate in hurling It, many successful
'lings may be expected in every gams.
The main fault to be found with tb
college game now Is that Its rules hasj
been changed too much during the last
Ive years. The game needs stability far
t few years. Less tampering will per mi e
.he couches to become thoroughly fa
.ulllar with th rules and get plays that
will work. It Is far too early to teU
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