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The Omaha Sunday Bee
PAGES ONE TO FOUR
VOL. XIjII NO. 4(X
OMAHA, SUNDAY SCORNING, MAltOU 23, 1913.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
Even the Tale of the Home Team's Defeat is Better Than No News At All
RCfURKES LOSE FIRST
Initial Practice Game for Both
Teams Goes to the Lincoln . ,
OMAHA LEADS AT THE START
Five .of the Recruits on the Omaha Base Ball Team
BIG INDOOR MEET
LOOMING OP NEAR
Entries Are Pouring in for Second
Indoor Athletfo Event Early
t- W W f ' W M w "m
Batting Rally in the Eighth Puts
Lincoln to the Gojd.
EACH USES THREE PITCHERS
Lincoln Twirlers Put on the Most
Steam and Win Out.
FIELDING IS ALMOST PERFECT
Xitnooln Player Go Throuah -with
a Perfect Score, While Omnlm
Team In CbnrBeU with
OKLiAHOMA CITY. Okl., Mach 22.
(Special Telegram-V-Hughle Jones' Lin
coln squad won the opening practice
same of the season here this afternoon
tfrom the Rourke family by the scoro of
6 tb 4. Lincoln outhlt the Kourkes almost
two to one. the three Omaha twlrlera
being landed on for a total of ten safe
LINCOLN. AB. R. H. O. A. E.
Collins, of 6 0 0 2 0 0
IJoyd, 2b r. 4 0 12 3 0
Hlnes, 3b 4 1 0 0 2 0
Cobb, rf ....' 4 2 ' 2 3 0 0
McCormlck, ir ..... 4 1 2 1.0 0
Mullln. lb .74 1 9 1 -0
Dowllng, ss 3 0 1 2 2 0
Carney, c 2 0 1 3 0 0
Baker, o 2 0 14 0 0
Knapp, p 10 10 2 0
Holmberg, p .....r.. 1 0 0 0 0 0
Manke, p 1 0 0 1 ,0 0
Miller. l 0 0 0 0 '0
Totals. 3G 5 10 17 10 0
OMAHA. AD. R. H. -O. A. K.
Justice, ss .... 3 2 1 3 3 0
Coyle, If ., C 0 2 2 0' 0
ThomaBon, cf ,.4 0 1 2 1 0
Congalton, rf 6 1 2 2 1 0
Kane, lb 3 0 0 10 1 0
Shestak, c 2 0 0 2 0 0
Johnson, o , 1 0 0 1 0 0
Schlpke. 2b 2 0 0 2 1 0
Neff, 2b 0 0 0 1 1 0
Grubb, 3b 2 0 0 2 3 0
Lotz, p 0.10 0 1 0
Klngdon, p 0 0 0 0 0 1
Closman, p 1 0 0 0 0 o
Bright. , J 0 0 0 0 0
Totals .....29 4 6 27 12 1
Lincoln fi 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 06
Omaha 21001000 0
Miller batted, for Holmberg' in seventh.
Bright batted for Lotz in sixth.
Innings pitched: By Knapp. 3; by Hole
berger, 3; by Lotz, 6; by Klngdon, 2; by
Closman, 2. Runs made: Off Knapp, 2; oft
Holmberg, 1; off Lotz, 1; off Klngdon, 1;
off Cioaman, 3. Hits apportioned: Off'
Knapp, 2: off Holmberg. 3; off Lotz", 4;,
off Klngdon, 3; off Closman, 3. Two
base hits: Lloyd, Knapp, Cobb, Home
run: Congalton. Sacrifice hit: Justice.
Btruok outr By Ijots.,2; by Holmberg.
E; by Closman, 1. Bases on balls: Off
Knapp, 2; off Holmberg, 3; off Lotz, 2;
off Klngdon. 1; off Closman, 4. Batters
!t: By Holmberg', 1 S'plta bums:
Kane, Mullln. Left on bases: Lincoln,
8; Omaha, V. Double plays: Congalton
to Justice. "Wild .Pitch: Lotf, 1. Passed
ball: Shestak, 1. Time of gui.ie. 1:55.
One of the Leaders
in Rifle Shooting
"WASHINGTON. March 22. In the in
tercollegiate shooting league matches,
Harvard university leads the eastern di
vision, while In the western division West
Results this week:
Eastern League Har ward ,957, Massa
chusetts Technical 915, Vermont 911, Maine
669, North Georgia 917, Columbia SC9,
Princeton 952, Cornell 9S2, Massachusetts:
Aggies 862, Lehigh 847, Norwich 937, Dart
mouth 921, Rhode Island state. 833, Clem
Western League West Virginal 950, Cal
ifornia 932, Purdue 937, Oklahoma A & M,
847, Iowa 959, Washington state defaulted,
Minnesota 947, Michigan Aggies 945, Ne
braska 853, Kansas 853, United States
Veterinary college 969, Wisconsin 900.
WASHINGTON, March 22,-Georgetown
defeated Princeton in a one-sided game
here today. Score 7 to 1. R.H.B.
Princeton".... 0 0000000 1-1 44
Georgetown 1 1 f 11 1 0 0 M !
Batteries: Princeton, Sims, Copeland
and Carter; Georgetown, Feinle and Mul
aney. RUNS MILE AND. QUARTER
ON TEACUP FULL OF FUEL
One of the best ways to get an idea
of the tremendous power and. economy
of a perfect ball-bearing motor, coupled
with an efficient system of carburetlon,
Is to work out the fuel consumption into
small figures that really mean something
People ta.k In gallons, but actually think
in pints and cupfuls. Hence the lirlsss
Detrolter company, which manufactures
the ball-bearing Detroiter,, in a Hcrlos of
tests has established the fact that this
economical car can avernse two and a
half miles on a pint of fuel-or over it
mile to the cupful. The full force of these
figures is frit when one stops to cons'der
that a Detrotter, though a very moderate--w
eight Car. yet with five passenscra tin
the scales at more than a tqn. A few
drops of gasoline can start and move a
load that two horse would struln at.
Wrestling Drawnt I'llizer. -PILGBR,
Neb.. Msrch r.-0. W. Tur
ner, champion heavyweight wrestler oT
South Dakota, and Joe Stcclfer of Dodge
wrestled to a draw hero '!t nlgHt atte
hard work. After the match. Turner -C
dressed the crowd, and told them that he
had wrestled Wetenraard. Damke unf
others, but none had given him the
tussel Stether !id. Seer .s only It
years old. Bill Hokun of Omiha threw
Cal Woods of Norfolk In the prellmt
carles. Cardinals Are Injured.
Schuyler Britton. the ne-v president of
the St Louis Cardinals, has taken out
life insurance policies ontwenty of ' his
club for a total of $103,000. or 15.C00 on
each. The premium for each player was
115 and the policies run during the seven
nonths of active playing
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ROURKE RECRUITS PLAY FAST
Omaha Managers Having Hard Time
Pioking Best of Material.
SHESTAK LOOKS LIKE' COMER
Pa.nonrke Hope. for the Best from
Recrnlt Catcher, WaHa Har-.
marks of Being; Valuable J
FIna This season.
OKLAHOMA CITYOkl., 'March
(Special.,) With an abundance of nfcw
material from which to pick for a very
few positions, Pa Rourke is keeping an
eagle eye on his five recruits who ore
working out at Oklahoma City. The ma
terial on hand is of the very best caliber
and so both Rourke and Arbogast are
keeping close tabs on the men in order
pot to make any mistake when the weed-lng-out
Up to date all the recruits have been
showing up well and the Omaha mag
nate admits that he is going to have-a
hard time distinguishing - the best from
the others as they We all going along at
about the same clip.
On the future of Georeg W. Shestak, Pa
Rourke is placing his hope of at last
turning out a young catcher that will
make good In the big show. Bo far as
physical characteristics are concerned,
Shestak will fill the bill. He Is just n
youngster, only 23 years of age, of Ideal
build, being better than six feet In height
and weighing 175 pounds. He has a won
derful whip, receives well, and Is remark
ably quick on his feet for one so large.
Hli first professional experience was with
Bartlesville In the Western association In
1911, the season that organization went to
the wall. Last year he was with the
Falls City team In the Mink league. In the
102 games Shestak worked ninety-six days,
hitting at a .270 clip. Shestak is a native
of .Nebraska, having been born at Crete,
and on that account Rourke would be
doubly glad to see this youngster go to
Grnbb Has Hard Task.
Of ail the new men President Rourke
h&s on his squad this spring Grubb nan
the most difficult place to fill and his
work will be watched with more interest
by Omaha fans. When Mr. Rourke dis
posed of Bert NIehpff to the Louisville
club he came in for a great deal of cen
sure by home fans, who were particularly
pleased with their star third baseman.
Grubb was born In North Carolina Just
twenty-two years 'ago. When 19 years of
age he broke Into professional bauo ball
ranks with Greensboro, N.'C, In theCaro
Una association. He covered third for his
home club for the closing four weeks of
the 1911 season and then went in Mnr,i..
town, Tenn. Morrlstown had an eye on
nim Because of his playing while with
the Guilford Collcgo In North ua.-u.
ahd later with Eastern CoHece, Va.. and
when he made good with Greensboro he
was grabbed by the Tennessee club. His
work with the Morrlstown Oib was of
such caliber that he was drafted by
Cleveland In the American league. Heed
Ing the ory of Rourke for 0. real third
acker the Cleveland management turned
Grubb over to Omaha.
nrV,1" 'm'8 "aon w,,h "qrristown
Orubb made only twelve errors In 371
chances and baited .275.
kRreil a Pitcher.
torge A. -Reed, pitcher. Is big, for li
stand.n six feet, one Inch and weighs 18$
Po nd. He Is young, having been boitt
Just thent) -three venrs ago; and he is
Intelligent. Until! 1911 he had played ban.)
'a'' fintrlv for the love, of the game,
but that fprlng Sapulra, then In the
Western association, camped on his trail
until the eastern Oklahoma city had hi
ntm.i to it contract. He won more tban
half the games he pitched with a team
which lost two games to every fone it
won. Whe.i that circuit passed Into his
tory that ea"n, ho was left without a
"(Continued on Page Two.)
I .1 II II II ' ,.. I - ....
PREPARE FOR OPENING DAY
Omaha Baje Ball Management Mak-
J ing- Jos. ensive nans,
i . A. . 1 r ; ; t
AK-SAR-BEN KNIGHTS TO HELP
Secretory Weaver and Victor Par
risk of Commercial. Club "Work
itS io Have Day One of
.Something now, something startling and
something pleasing, is -the way Dick
Grbtte speaks of the opening day festivi
ties ut Rourke park on April 18, when
"Ducky" Holmes' Sioux City Indians
clash with Pa Rourke's braves in the
first game of the Western league season.
But when the former secretary of the
Omaha boll club was pressed for details
on the big doings, he Just smiled' and
opened his eyes a little wider and said:
"Oh, that's a secret, I mean what wo
are going to do at the park."
At that Grotte let slip a few words. In
which he said that between fifty and 100
automobiles will take part In the big
parade, which heads towards the park.
The. line of machines will be the same
as In years past In the first car wilt
be Mayor Dahlman, Pa Rourke and Ed
Hanlon, president of the Sioux City ball
club. The next few carriages will carry
the city officials and press represen
tatives. Following these will come the
.Omaha and Sioux City ball clubs and
then the fans.
3Inny Willing; Hands.
The various secret societies in Omaha
will take an active part In the opening
day festivities. The Elks and Masons
and Shrlnera will cut a big figure at
the park, where large blocks of seats
will be set aside for them, Just what
stunts will be pulled off at the park will
not be divulged by those who are work
ing tup the big event.
J. "Dad" Weaver, of the Knights of
(Continued on Page Two.)
Omaha Hunters LandxGoq$ Bags
S. SALERNO, O. BA1TTA AND PETE DEMAR, WHO BRAVED THE BLIZZA 111) THl'RBOAY FOR A DAY'S SHOOT
ING ON THE PLATTE AND WERE REWARDED BY A HPLENDID BAG OF Dl'CKS AND GEESE, ONE OF THE
LATTER WEIOHINO TWENTY POUND 0
DUCK HUNTERS GET BIG BAGS
Nearly All Who Have Been Out Re-
turn with Alimiey Want.
WEATHER HAS PUZZLED BIRDS
Uncertain Conditions Have Kept'
Them from Plying Farther North
and They Have Consequently
Stayed on Local"' Waters.'
Seldom has there been .ft spring In
recent years which has offered such'
splendid opportunities for the 'duck
hunter , as has the present one. The
weather for the last two weeks has been
simply ideal for hunting and any number
of sportsmen from Omaha and the sur
rounding suburbs have been out gather
ing their allotment of wild fowl.
The varying weather which has pre
vailed has kept the birds In a stato of
uneasiness and the changed from warm
to severe temperatures have kept ducks
artel geese in almost -constant flight, back
and forth to local waters. Along the
Missouri, Platte and Loup rivers the
slaughter has been something appalling,
while Carter lake and the waters Im
mediately surrounding Omaha also con
tributed their full share tolhe gamebag.
Front Omaha the latter part of last week
there has been a regular exodus of
huntsmen all bent on securing the limit
Those .returning from the field are all
optlmistlo and the greater part have
made good showings,
Paul Hoagland, who was out on the
Platte last week, returned with his usual
j heavy bag. He said the bluewlng teal
are coming, In considerable numbers,
which Is taken as a sure sign of ap
proaching spring, as well as a Mm nf
warning that the shooting is not destined
to last muehHonRcr. Of the first arrival
of these delectable teal, Paul secured
eighteen, and could have least doubled
(Continued on Page Two.)
PENN HAS GOOD YEAR AHEAD
Winner of Championship is- Well
Represented for Contests'.
HAS MANY POINT WINNERS
Loss of Bardlck and Lane Will Me
Keenly Felt, bnt There la Still
, a Good Lint of lleaitllners'5'
Left O-ror,. .
PHILADELPHIA, March 23-Pcnnsyl-vanla.
winner of the intercollegiate-championship
last spring, can look forward
to another promising year. Although the
loss of Burdlck and Lano, who took fliat
and second places, respectively, In the
high Jump last year, will bo keenly felt,
Pennsylvania will be represented In al
most every other event by former point
Captain Mercer, winner of first pace in
the broad Jump, breaking the Intercol
legiate record, and of second place in tits
220-yard dash, heads the list, in the 1W
yard daBh I). F, Llpplnoott, a member f
the 1913 Olympic team; J. O. fiatterson
and R. Mj, Marshull can be dependod
upon to give good accounts of themselves.
The last two aro both ton-second men,
though Marshall was unable to competi
last year owing to a strained ligament,
A. J, Griffiths, who was plaoed In the,
hurdles, Is back ahd should be a point
winner If he continues to show the same
form. L. C. Madeira 3d, another mem
ber of the Olympic team, who won thir-l
honors In the intercollegiate mile run,
Is also back and rounding into shape.
W. Levering, L. A, Cross and J. W.
Badiey, who ran on the championship
two-mile relay team last year, are all
running tho half-mile at prsent. In tile
two-mile run Pennsylvania will have W.
M. McCurday if he has recovered b
spring from the breakdown he had at
the Oymplo games. McCurdy fllflshsd
second to Wlthlnston of Harvard last
(Continued on Page Two.)
DIAMOND DATES OF BUSKERS
Several Attractive Games to Be
. Played at Linooln.
FOOT BALLI8TS AT SPRING WORK
No 9crlmmaklnir bat Plenty of
'.Limbering; U and a Great Deal
of Panting and lall ""'
8y JAMES E,. LAWRENCE.
LINCOLN, Neb., 'March 22.-6pec!al.)
Coach Jumbo Stlehm today announced
the complete playing' sghedulo for the1
Cornhusker base ball team, at the same
time Issuing a call for candidates tor
next Monday night. The schedule calls
for thirteen games, with five in Lincoln
and eight on foreign diamonds. The
games away from home will necessitate
two trip", one eastern and one southern
The eastern trip is by far the mosti
extended, inoludlng games with Highland
Park colloge, Simpson college, tho Iowa
State university and two games with tho
Ames Aggies. But two games will be
played on the eouthern trip; both with
the Kansas Aggies at Manhattan. The
home games will be with the University
of Kansas, Dbane college, Omaha uni
versity, Kearney Normal and the Uni
versity of South Dakota,
Following Is the complete schedule out.
llnsd by Stlehm:
April 12 Deane at Lincoln.
April IS Kansas Aggies at Manhattan.
April 19 Kansas Aggies at Manhattan.
Aorll 26 Wesleyan university at Uni
Aiay a umana university at iincoin.
May 3 Kearpey Normal at Lincoln.
May fr-Kanas university at Lincoln.
May 17 South Dakota university at
May 20 Highland Park college at Dei
May 21 Slpipson college at In
May zs Iowa university at ion
May 23-24 Ames Agricultural college at
Davidson an Coach.
Davy Davidson, formerly of the Lincoln
and Omaha clubs In the Westorn leagu
and now with Sioux City, will , nave
charge of the coaching of the Cornhusk
ers. Davidson has volunteered his serv
ices and will remain in charge of the
squad up until the time of the opening
of the Western league season.
Stlehm, on behalf of Davidson, Issued
the first call for practice next Monday
night. Owing to weather conditions
work must necessarily be carried on In
the gymnasium during the earlier part
of the spring, but as the basket ball sea
son has closed, there will be nothing to
Jntorfero with a four-hour workout each
It is Davidson's intention, it the
weather remains unfavorable for any
length of time, to construct a cage In
tho gymnasium for batting practice.
Then, It an abuhdancu in material to
build up a base ball team and the squad
will probably number fifty men when it
first reports. Alter the first week the
squad will be cut down to thirty men
and then tho weeding process will con
tinue. ' Several Men Eligible.
Among thoso who Will be eligible for
the team and who will report for practice,
aro Cutchers Towlo and Harte, Pitchers
Rodman and Strain, lnflelders Allen,
Underwood, Flory and Haskell and Out
fielders May, Frank and Hyde.
Towlo was' tho veteran backstopper
bast year and Is a reliublo catcher. Rod
man nas pucnou muuu ummeur uiuo uiu.
and In accounted an extraordinarily good
nun. Strain Is a newcomer In the ranks.
May, Frank and Hyde are all veteran
outfielfieru. while Allen and Underwood
will HOrap it out for holding down first
base. Flory Is a good shortstop, and
Haskell la a clever third baseman.
It will bo the first actual test of the
popularity of base ball at this school,
iContinucd on Page Two.)
WEBLEYAxT TO ENTER SQUAD
jCoaoh Cline Writes that He Will
Have Fast Relay and Sprinters.
CHICAGO ATHLETES "WAIVER
Coach Stagg in the South for Health
and May Not . Enter Meet.
HIGH' SCHOOL ' WANTS TO WIN
liast Year's Wlnnllist'Tr-um Will Try
to Repent Stunt lint-Materthl
on Ilnnti Sfot So
W.' O. Cllno,' athletic 'coach at Wes
leyan university, huh written J. Trultt
Maxwell that ho wflUehtoria fast team
at tho second annual Indoor ath'etic matt
iy uu uuiu ui me Auuiiunum on me even
ings o: April 4 and I CUne thinks Us
material to' bo better than ever and has
hopes of taking away many of tl i prizes
offered for first place ' In tha various
events. ' '
Mr. CJInq's. letter read in Dart: "I am
very much pleased with; the prospocts
ncre. u tna results uro.as satisfactory
as th'e outlook wo ougiit to o wrll this
spring. I hope to send a dash man. iO.
nnd mller, anyway, besl'dts the relay and
likely a high Jumper." 6
Collejrp Ilclny Shorter.
At the request of n- number of sctiobla
the ollfu relay will bo, reduced from
ono 1ml It? to one-half rpl'.c- 11 appears that
a majority of the runners at tho various
colleges In Nebrnska are sprlntora and
by sending these sprinters to the meet
they will bo able to enter Into competi
tion with the other colleges In the relay,
providing each of tho four men will run
no further than 120 yards.
Up t6 dato no direct answer has been
received from tho contracts sent to Coach
Stagg of the University of Chicago, a
that renowned person u basking under
the warming smiles of Old Sol In the
tropics for his health. Therefore It Is
impossible at this time to state whether
tho Midway athletes will be seen in action
In this city or not. However, other unt
YeViltles will be on hand to run against
tho University of Nebraska in thd one
' Many. of the entries In the open events
and church federation relay are already
in, .an the men who enter noy have the
privilege.' of training at the -association
freountU after the, meet. Over 100 ath
letes areworklnr out dally at the Young
Men's Christian association gymnasium,
and the directors aro the authority for
statements that the men aro rounding
fastly into shape and getting their wind
and reducing their weight
Many Athletes Entered.
Frank Riha of the Tel Jed Hokol says
ho will have a team of about fifteen men
In the various events and expects to
carry away gymnastic honors, as they did
last year. Ralph Jones, the phenomenal
long-distance runner of tho Monmouth
Park Athletic club, expects, to liave a
strotyj team of ten or twelve men in the
meet. They have a strong tug-o'-war
team and, are anxious to be matched with
the firemen's team from either O matin,
or South Omaha, or the. Woodmen of tho
World team, which was bo strong a few
Cliff Daniels, the popular mall carrier
who delivers to the business houses of
Omaha, has- taken charge ot the post-''
men's relay team which will . competa
against the government carriers from
South Omaha and says his. men are in.
fine shape and will' be able to repeat their
stunt of last year in carrying away first"
honors. He says the event this year has
proven more popular than In years pM
and over twenty men are out'tryinr for
regular positions on the team..
Coach Mills of the Omaha High school
Is encouraged over the large turn-out oE
aspirants for places on Ms team, and al-
though there is not a great deal of old
material left, be has hopes of again win
ning the meet. He believes h will have
on exceptionally strong team, but will
probably be weak in the field events.
Trophies Are Good.
everal good prtves wiU bo hung up this
year again. For the team, club or college
winning the meet there la a large and ap
propriately engraved loving cup. For tha
relays there will b JMe banner for
tho winners of first place. Winners in
the individual events will be presented
with gold medals. Second place will take
l-n silver and third place a bronze
Entries for the events will close on
Monday n!ght.M arch SI, and entries
which have been mailed by midnight on
the last day of the month will be ac
cepted. J. TrUItt Maxwell is now work
ing on the list of official, of which there
will be about thirty.
Tickets are now being printed, and will
nnA nn rntlo -within the next few
days. The meet will last two nights. Th
opening night Friday. April . win do net
aside for local clubs, church federations,
public schools and other secondary insti
tutions. The winners on tne nrst merit,
however, wilt be pitted against the wln
the second nlaht when the col
lcgo and universities will compete against
HASTINGS WILL VOTE
UPON SUNDAY BALL
HASTINGS, Neb., March 22. (Special
Telegram) A proposal for Sunday base
ball In Hastings will be submltUd to a
referendum vote at the April 1 election
under the new local option law.
A petition signed by about 600 voter'
asking for the submission of the question
was filed today. If Sunday base ball Is
voted it will be. necessary for the Hast
ings league club to secure a new park,
as the present club park is used under
contract with tho Young Men's Christian
f-.l Mill MM. nn.lt .1
(grounds to be used on 8iindjr.
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