Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 13, 1913, PART SIX SPORT SECTION, Image 59
The Omaha Sunday Bee WorTs PART SIX SPORT SECTION PAGES ONE TO FOUR VOL. XLII-NO. 43. OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 13, 1013. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. Now is the Time for All Good Men to Join in a Welcome to the Home Team WESTERN LEAGUE TO BE OPENED FRIDAY Omaha Will Meet Sioux City in First Game of Season in Annual Championship Race. BUSINESS HOUSES TO CLOSE Retailers, of Omaha Will Suspend Business and Attend Game. PLAN INTERESTING PROGRAM Usual Automobile Parade Will Be Followed by Stunts at Park. OMAHA COMES HOME TUESDAY Will Hold Practice Turmlny After noon nml Wprinrstlny, and llest Vp Thursday for Opening Game on Frldiiy. n- C. MASON YOLMI. An agitation was started Inst week by the Retailor of Omaha, Knights of Ak-Snr-Ben and the Commercial club, to close every business house In Omnha on the afternoon of the opening day of the Western base ball league. The season will open Friday. April 18. with Omaha playing Sioux City In Omaha. The mayor has Issued a proclamation declaring Frl day afternoon a half holiday. Every business house In Omaha will be visited by n member of the executive committee of the Commercial club, and requested to close during the afternoon. Edicts, and proclamations of every description poured In on Dick- Grotto last week and these he was requested to make public. Samson and his knights nro excited over the opening and the prospects of the Western league season and they are working with all the other organizations of the city. An attempt will be" made to break all former opening day crowds and efforts are being bent to bring 10,000 fans out to Itourke park Friday afternoon. Sanmon laanri Edict. The lord high chamberlain of King Ak-Sar-Ben's knights Issued the follow Ing edict to the subjects: Whereas. It pleases our royal heart at all times that these, our beloved sub jects within our aclent demesne, should be a happy and contented people, and should have divertlsements and pastimes to lighten their every day task ana toll, and these three, being timely and well placed. Whereas, It haB seemed well thatiTlle score. wo should lend our royal countenance to ,',, , the Innocent pleasures of our feudal city. p,TTSD1unn.a.Io v clKCl1inMn i v so It Is our will that our court be called ., A?-" 2 AE;n.w ., W together at diverse times, where our peop,loare assembled for - games and ' pleasures." And Blnce there nre banded together each succeeding year a company of gaI - lant champions, who hear our standard i In honorable contest airainst our sister ! cities and iinhnld the name of Omaha 1 against all who challenge, so should wo lend our presence and plaudits at Itourke park on Friday. April 18. at the opening of the festive base ball season. Thus will we make known that King Ak-Sar-Ben and his gallant knights stand nlways for what exalts the glories of fair Omaha. To Support Team. That the Omaha ball club will have the support of the Commercial club Is shown In the following letter to Pa Hourke. from George II. Kelly, president or tho club: An nrp sldent of this organization. I have directed that notice be given all members th.M the club will recognize the official opening of the. 1913 base ba.l sea- mn. Thev are belm; urged to attend the. opening game at Kourko park next Frl day. April IS. u-lih th, Dninha team a most SUC' ccssful year and Intend to bo on hand next Friday to give you an eninusiasuu smdoff. , An Interesting program Is being pre pared by tho various organizations which will. take part In the opening day festivi ties. The usual parade Is a fixture, but several stunts which are being kept quiet will bo pulled off at the park beforo the game starts. The Sioux City ball players will arrive In Omaha the morning or tne day of the game and will be met at ttv) i Is firmly convinced that Abe Attell, ex Uepot by a committee from tho Commer- j featherweight champion, lacks none of clal club, which will escort the players to the qualities and ability he possessed be the Millard hotel, where they will mako foro he was relieved of his title by Johnny . i. i ,......,. ..hlU In rimaha l.'MVmnn Tnn t, I . 1. . , 1 1 , . wieir neuu.iuuiitrio m.wo ... The Omaha team will play Its last ex- hibltlon game this afternoon at Oklahoma ' City when they meet the Denver Gnzill'es. j pound boys. Not only that, but Rivers Tomororw morning they will leavo for j offers to bet 2,K0 that Attell can- defeat Omaha arriving here at 11 o'clock Tues- every mail hU weight In the world, In day morning. Tuesday afternoon and all ' eluding Kllbane. day Wednesday the boys will practice I Rivers should know whereof he speaks. and on Thursday will have an on day ana j be given a chance to rest up for the first tame of the season the next afternoon. Hetnllcrs to Front. The Retailers of Omaha are taking un usual Interest In the opening game this year and plan to turn out to the game In a body. Tho association will ask all Its members to close their business houses during the afternoon and Induce their employes to occupy seats In a sec tion which Is to be reserved for them. James Metcalfe, secretary of the Retail ers of Omaha. Issued the following edict resterday: Believing that the national game of base ball Is one of the most healthful and beneficial of sports and, Believing that the men whose money Is Invested, and whose time Is being devoted to furnishing Omaha with a first-class hniA hall tram, are elvlnc to Omaha the best possible kind of publicity; there-. fore, the Retailers or umana recomincnu to the retail stores that they should show their appreciation by assisting In every way possible to make the coming opening day of the base ball season on Friday. April U. In the way of attendance, the greatest In Omaha's hUvory. Following Is the lineup of the two teams on the opejilng day: OKAJIA. SIOUX CITY. Kane First , Lindsay Schlpko Second Smith 3rubb Third James Juattce Short Cooney Coyie Left.. Marshall Thomason Center.... Davidson "oncalton Right Breen Johnson Catch Rapp Fhi'tak.. ; chh vAn ii 1'ltcn loung 1 1 'rs: I ' Ilteh BroH,fW n me imere or in i-snama ex- PUeh hit position. The band wlll.be In Omaha , . 7? , an hour between trains Sunday evenlnj. J.hnu t. Cnu- Ilaaik. oriranliatlo.i.ls made ui of nineteen aclc Holland got rid of Chief Jo:injor.. . organuatkin.is mad up or nineteen vir.T -.vas "rafted by the White Sox Tnd boy' Vr and twenty-ne ho" under ,, ,!; ,hu ,.ne ii, w.. VZ, ' ar ot ae unJ'r the leader- rctu r.ed this spr'ng lit uas sent at . w p,eixrtto and Is dice to i '"wii, but U wUl con. Lais, " 11 ol MaJor eianrj riem uo ana is - - j.travelin in two special c ' ST. LOUIS WINS FROM CUBS Victors Opening Game Jump Into Lead in First. EVERS GIVEN CHEST OF SILVER .Major Mnken Presentation Speech Chill)', Dump AVt-uthcr Keep Crowd from the Hull l'nrk. CH1UAGO. April 12.-Tlie belated open-1 Ing of the National league base ball sen i son took place today when Chicago lost to M. IxmiIs, 5 to 3. !jt. 1.ouIr Jtlmped Into tho lead when a base on balls, a sacrifice, a double and single netted two runrv Two more runs were scored In tins fifth when the visitors bunched hits. The final run resulted from a misrf, u stolen base and a single. Tho locals pluyed nn uphill game, but could not overtake the visitors. A chest of silverware and several floral pieces were presented to Manager Evers. ' the gifts of his admorers. The prcscnta- tlon speech was made by the mayor. A chilly, damp air blew across the field I and caure the small opening ' crowd to. shiver through tho gamp. Score: I ST. IJUIS CIIICAUO. AD. H O. A. K All. II. O A K Ilugflna, :b. 3 0 3 1 iClymer, ct.. 1 : 0 0 Mac, ll-rf. 3 1 1 0 (Schulte, rf.. t 0000 Moure, 3b. t f 0 0 -Mitchell. It. 5 0 3 1 0 K'netchr. lb 3 1 6 1 OZIm'man, 3b 4 1 2 3 0 I!an. rf.... 2 I0 CArcher, lb.. 4 2 10 1 0 BhacVard. It. 2 1 1 0 PKjera. 2b.... 3 2 3 2 0 Oakf, cf....5 1 4 0 .f.TdoU, ii. ! I I ! 0 O'Leary, aa.. 4 0 0 6 iBreanahan, cJ 0 6 2 0 Wlnso. (....4 2 11 1 lljirender, p. 2 0 0 3 0 Orlner, p.... 4 1 0 2 (,Ooo4 1 0 0 0 0 Smith p 0 0 0 I 0 Totala 31 10 27 11 3Mlller ....0 0 0 0 0 Cheney, p.... 0 0 0 0 0 Totals. .33 7 27 IS 0 PITTSBURGH BESTS CINCINNATI Adams Safe All the Way Ucdn Try Out Two YotiiiKntrr. CINCINNATI. O., April It With Adams in mldscason form and the Pitts burgh team batting three Cincinnati pitchers hard, the visitors won from the locals hero today. 9 to 2. A cold raw day held down tho attendance for the opening of the season. Pittsburgh took the lead In the open ing Inning and practically had things their own wuy. thereafter getting hts when they counted for runs, while Adams was most Invincible In tho pinches. Cin cinnati tried out two youngsters, Mc Manus, formerly of Ottawa, and Smith, a local product, after Fromme had been hnmmered hard during the first five In nings. McManus wns wild, but Smith did fairly well. The hitting of Wilson, But ler and Vlox was good, all of the ntno safeties that were distributed among Hofman, ct.. 3 Byrne,- 3b.,V. s Vlox, as 4 Miller, lb... 4 0 0 0 mates, cf,... 4 0 3 0 2 12 0TInUr,-i... 4 12 2 2 13 Oltoblltiel, lb 4 2 11 1 1 10 0 OMaraana, rf. 4 1 4 1 3 4 0 OEgan. 2b.... 4 0 12 3 3 3 OOrant, 3b.... 4 10-1 1 0 OCIarlte. c... 3 0 t 2 10 2 OFromme, p.. 0 0 0 0 wilaon, rf... J Butler. 2b... 3 Olbaon, c 3 Adama, p S McManua, p. 0 0 0 1 ..36 15 !7 10 IRmlth, p.... 0 0 0 0 McIonal(l .10 0 0 Uecker .... 1 0 0 0 Totala n Batted for Fromme In the fifth. Batted for McManus In the seventh. Pittsburgh 2 0 0 1 1 0 4 1 0-9 Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1-2 Two-base hits: Vloux (2), Butler. Three base hits: Miller, Wilson. Left on bases: Pittsburgh, 10; Cincinnati, 6. Double plays: Byrne to Butler to Miller. Sacri fice hits: Hoffman, Gibson, Vlox. Stolen base: Butler: Struck out: By Fromme, 2; by McManus. 1; by Smith, 2; by Adams, 4. Passed ball: Clarke. Bases on balls: Off Fromme. 2: off McManus. 4: off Smith. 1: off Adams. 2. Wild pitch: ! Froinmp. Hits: Off Framme. 9 In flvn Innlnirn- ntt MMpm,. a i i,,ninno. off Smith, 3 In two Innings. Time: umpires: Urennan nnd Kason. Rivers Says Abe Attell Has All of His Old-Time Vim ; NEW YORK, April 1!. There Is at least one prominent pugilistic person who v..n;. -uv iv.cib, me ..icaiuiiii nKiu-, , pht limtntrH Stolen bases 8ueaker. weight, vows Attell today Is Just as good'c' strunk !. SacHflce f UesT Mclnnes as lie was when he was king of the 122- i for no Is sparring with Attell dally. Yes- terday the two went through three three minute rounds together. The bout was certainly a hummer. Neither spared the other, for they punched with all the power they could put behind their blows. The set-to was an acid test for the featherweight, who had to box In hi old time form to save hlmelf from the ag gressive Mexican. While Rivers was being rubbed down by hts trainer after the liout he said: "You can't tell me that Attell can't come back. I saw htm fight on tt coast when he was champion, and I feel no hesitancy In saying that he Is every hit as good now as he was then. I think' he can lick all the featherweights. Poor physical condition cost him the loss of his title. Kllbane Is a good man, but he was fortunate when he fought Attell. Abe held him too cheap and did not train as he should have for that bout. "It Attell will huxkli. dnu-n tn hard work, go to bed early of nights, cut out rich food and all the other things that ,a . u .u- i. t. ,...iCr uu ' i physical condition, 1 tiiltiK he ooum re- gain the championship. I feel so certain of It that I'd bet 12.500 on It. providing. of course, that Attell trains as he should. Abe can 'oome back' because he hasn't gone back. With proper training he will be as good as he ever was." Band .Goes Aronnd the World The Colombian Park Boys', band Is enroute ! from Fan Francisco on a twir of the .... Davenport Basket fS9sBHBBBHaBP3Pv' $&lIPk ' iPHr iDaHHlBSHBl 1 'BBBBBBBaalBBBBBBBBaBDBBBBBDBBBBHBBHW iWHP PDi .Hl 4s BRTV HHVSSBaFslHHHHlSEaSaiHBBBBBBBBBBB: 'SBSfBaJBHBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBaSr aSUSmt. jftSaWrY HHHBMflHH M aMBUBateafllsBM aaHtHSalHHHHMHSflaurMHHHl 1 bKSKKKKKKBr ' "1k. sBSUuBkL HHfiRKi9 1 aMHRH' ahBSHBR ESmK&wwBBBM&Snk i ! jlSh BBB HBBBH B SaSBHBBBBSMmWL iiIJfjBjj5-Bffi SSBH BBBaF Basket ball critics of the Iowa State university nccord Davenport High school the honor of being the fastest high school quintet that over exhibited on the Iowa gymnasium floor. Davenport defeated all comers for the state clininpnoshlp In the annual tournament held thctc. Khodes, star forward, has been re-eltctud captain for tho coming year. He .vas easily the classiest player In the tournament. Davenport's record for tho year shows the following: 3D, West Llbetty 11; 35, Alumni IS; C2, West liberty 26; 50, Hock Island 10; 40, Clinton 20; 14, Cedar Hapldii 13; 30, Muscatine 8; 40, Cllnto 1 39; 35, Hock Island 19; 31, Mollne 12; 29. Columbus Junction 10; 2T, Muscatine 32; ,V., C edar Ilaplds, S: M, Mollne 17; tournament 30, Jefferson II: 41, Ottumwa 31; Sioux Cllty IS. Reading from left to right In the picture: Top row. King, Ynggy, Snnfold, Bomheldt (coach), Kauffman, Fabrlctis; middle row Hanssen, Allen, Tomson; lower row, Rhodes (captain). BEDIENT EASYFOR MACKMEN Philadelphia Takes Five-Four Game from Boston Americans. GAME PLAYED IN MUD AND RAIN Collins'. Mingle, n Stolen Iluac mid Two Out at First Put Across Winning Hun for the Athletics. BOSTON, April 12.-Phlladelphla de feated Boston by a score of 6 to 4 this afternoon In a game that, barring the first Inning, proved Interesting. In tho first, poor pitching by Bedlent and some timely batting by tho visitors enabled them to score four runs. Then Coombs and Pcnnock In the box permitted the champions to tie the score In their half. Philadelphia secured what proved to be the winning run In the third Inning on Collins' single, his steal of second base and two outs at first. Leonard pitched an excellent game. The playing field was muddy and rain fell at times. Score: PHILADELPHIA. DOSTO.S. All.H.O.A.R. An.H.O.A.K. E.M'rphy, rf 6 1 1 0 ollooper, rf.. 3 u 0 0 0 Oldring. It.. 4 0 11 oTerkea, 2b.. 4 1 OYerkea, 2b. . 4 1 ; 2 0 Cfclllna, 2b.. 4 OSpeaker, cf.. 3 2 2 Uaker, 3b 4 OIwls, It.... 2 0 3 Mclnnla, lb. 2 0 0 tOardner, lb. 4 1 0 gtrunk, cf... 4 1 t 0 OJanrrln, lb.. 3 2 9 Barry, a. ... 3 2 2 2 CW'agner, . 3 0 1 Lpp, e 1 0 0 0 iCarrlcan, c. 3 1 10 Thomaa, c... 3 16 2 Olledleot. p... 0 0 0 Cooraba, p..O 0 0 0 Olennard, p.. 2 1 0 I'ennock, p.. 0 0 0 0 0'Engl 1 0 0 Plank, p 4 0 1 1 03taht 1 0 0 Ball 1 0 0 Tolata 34 8 27 9 0 Totals 30 t 27 9 1 Batted for Bedlent In first. Batted for Leonard In ninth. Batted for Hooper in ninth. Score by Innings: Philadelphia 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-5 Boston 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-4 Two-base hits: Strunk, Barry (2). Three-base lilts, Collins. 'Hits: Off Coombs, 2 in five-ninths inning; off Pen nock, none In two-ninths Inning; off Plank. 6 In eicht and two-ninth innings; off Bedlent. 3ln one inning; off Ionard, Lewis. Sacrifice hits, Oldring. Lewis. Left on baser-: Philadelphia. 8; Boston, 8. Bases on balls: Off Coombs, 1; off Pen nock, 2; off Bedlent, 1:. off Leonard, 3. First base on errors: Philadelphia. lilt by pitcher; By Coombs (Speaker). Struck out: By leodard, 7; by Plank, 4. Wild pitch: Leonard. Time: 2:20. Umpires: Hart and Dlneen. Hawed on nine men batting In one In ning. CHICAGO DEFEATS CLEVELAND Home Pitchers Wild nnd White Sox Score it Ke, CLKVKLAND, O.. April 12. Cleveland pitchers were wild and Ineffective today and Chicago scored almost at will, win ning, 13 to 3. Steen, who replaced Mit chell In the fifth with the bases full, al lowed hits which resulted In five runs. while Glavenlch, a California recruit who I finished the game, gave Chicago a chance to score five more. Seven Chicago piay ers wero given first on bases on ball. The game was called In the seventh Inning to enable Chicago to catch a train for fit. Louts.- The score: , CLEVELAND. CHKVGO. AU.1I.O A K AD. 11.0. A. K. Jnfcmton. lb 4 2 t 1 (Hath, 2b. . 3 1 ( 2 0 ' Chasraan. aa 4 1 4 t tlxiM. 3b.. b a a a J I ! rffi'"." S 1 5 0 L)ie. . . I l t I onorten. lb.. 4 l 4 o B'm'him. tfl 2 1 1 fMatllfk. If.. 3 1 1 0 oraner. U .3000 'Weaer. aa. . 3 1 1 3 ina, .. t l T 3 Drirr. aa.. 0 0 0 1 Mltrhell. p o o o i osthiik. c ... I t 4 o,"T"'nl)1ph ' p o. t I I lllH.Urly" ' 1 1 o l p 0. 8 o o I'caaunr . l i u Lflbolt .loeso Totala... .33 II 21 10 1 Totala. .t 9 21 II 3 Ratted for Weaver In the fifth. Batted for Steen In the sixth. Called by agreement. Cleveland 0 0 0 2 1 0 0-3 ! Chicago I 0 2 0 a 0 6 13 . v Cteilfl MW. Mitchell. Schalk. Stolen iliniM W'Mvpr f.nmorlv Schalk. Mat- ; tlck- ,. off Mitchell. 8 In four and ; two-thin'- lurmgs; off Steen. In one ' anl ne-thlrd Inning, off Glavenlch. Tin ' one Innings. Bases on balls: Off Jllt- fh , f of aiavelch J; off Btnf j. Struck out By Mitchell, 4; by Steen. 1; by Glavenlch. 1. by Bern. 5. Passed ball: ' Hchalk Wild pitches. Mitchell. 2. First t.Contlnued on Pas Two.) Ball Team Iowa High CREIGHTON'S NEW SCHEDULE Will Play South Dakota and Not University of Nebraska. VERMILLION HERE ON MAY 15 Cnrnhusker Schedule la Full nnd the Local Mnnnirement Ilua Given Up Hope of Se- h ' cnrlnic a Gnuie. ' "' South Dakota atato university will bo on tho Crelghton varsity base ball sched ule for tho coming season and tho Uni versity of Nebraska will not. Such havn been tho developments of tho last week. While the weather has been too wet for practice, Mnnager Dalley has been busy fixing up his schedule, with the above results. South Dakota university will play Crelghton In Omaha on Mny 15, and pre parations are already tinder way to beat them. Crelghton supporters are after re venge for thej bitter doses handed to the Crelghton foot ball teams by the Da kotans for the last two years. And to make matters worse tho Vermllllonalres scored a victory over tho Crelghton de bating' team In the annual debate between the two teams at Vermillion recently. It was Intended that two games should be played between tho two Institutions, one In Omaha and the other, at Vermil lion, but tho latter will not be played. Will .Not Mert ('ornhnnkrrii. It has been definitely ascertained thnt Crelghton will not meet Nebraska state university. The Crelghton management has been In communication with the state university authorities for some time. Letters have been written to both the manager of the base ball team and to Coach Jumbo Stlehm, and a reply has Just been received, stating that the Ne braska schedule Is full. Crelghton sup porters no longer hold any hope ot a game between the two institutions. The bad weather of tho last week made It Impossible for the Crelghton players to don their uniforms for even one night's practice. The game scheduled for yes terday with Omaha High was called off because of wet grounds, and the two teams will meet on Crelghton field April 26, Tho Inactivity of the last week has gotten on tho nerves of the players and they are anxious to again get Into the harness. The new suits will arrive this week, A catcher's outfit has already been purchased. Lafrence Bushman Is another acquisi tion to the pitching staff of the varsity. lushman Is a tennis shark, and was twlrler for the Junior class team of last year. A distinct loss well be felt, how ever, when Bill Madden, counted on for his regular turn In the box, leaves for Fremont of the state league. Madden pitched for tho arts department last year, and Is looming up strong this year. No definite lineup can as yet be picked, Omaha university will be playod on Crelghton field next Saturday afternoon. Base Ball Bulletins CHICAGO, April U-Manager Evcrs of Phlncro Nationals was nraamed with a j crust of silverware by fans. Mayor Harri son was spokesman, CINCINNATI. April 12.-Wagner Ii playing shortstop for Pittsburgh. MINK LEAGUE WILL MEET MONDAY AT FALLS CITY NEBRASKA CITT, April l2.-(SpecIal.) A meeting of the Mink league base ball directors has been called to meet Monday afternoon at Falls City. An ef fort will lie made to keep the league alive. Atchlnsun, Kan., has agreed to purchase the Hiawatha franchise, and there may be other towns offer to take the place of any of tho towrjsthat may drpp out Sclio ol Champions FRANK CHANGE DAY MAY 17 Demonstration Led by Governor, Mayor and Other Dignitaries. BASE BALL'S BIGGEST FESTIVITY Ony Wlii-ii rrrrl- Lentlrr I.eiiila Ills lllKlilniiilrm Into Chlcniro HU Old I'rleuda, All hut Murphy, Will Turn Out. Chicago people are arranging a big demonstration on Muy 17 for a 'ormer citizen now residing In nnother city, who will bu them on u business engagement. The demonstration Is so big that a com mittee consisting of 1M prominent nan, Including tho governor ot tho stute, the mayor of the city, chief of police, Judges ot tho courts, other public officials, lead ing business and professional men, has boon appointed to direct It. The day Is to be somewhat of a holi day In token of the event. There will bo a street parade led by mounted nollcu and a military escort, In which l.OOO automobiles filled with people will have u part Bands will play, orutors will speak, tho governor and mayor leading them. And thu festivities will culminate with a great banquet In one ot the leading hotels In the evening. Anil Wlin In the) llrrof And who is the hero? A mercltunt king come back unions his people? No, nut that A beloved publlu spirited leader of clvlo life? No. A philanthropist, whose benefactions have endeared him to tUou- sunds? No. A patriot, who has iiTVfcd ' the stuta so well as- to bind all the I people to htm by a debt ot obllKallou. Oh, no. Has there ever been such a man In Illinois? No, this hero Is only a ball player, Frank Chance by name, who was tin own 'Into the discard last winter by thu Hon. Charles Webb Murphy, the ilebonnalr owner of the Chicago Cubs. It Is the crippled old manager ot that ince famous Cub 'machine, who, ufter leading hi nm to four league pennantJ and two world's championships, was of bo : little value to tho game that Mr. Mur phy sold him to Cincinnati for the mean ! little waiver price of 11,500. "1 want young, energetic men, ani a manager who can play and win games," i said Mr. Murphy, and ao he rilppea Frank Chance overboard as u worthless . bit of flotsam and Jetsam. Honor to nn Old Spnv. j This Is he. This is the old spa v. to 'whom the governor of the state, mayor of the city, Judges, other officials, busl I ness and professional men all true sports land good fans, are now preparing to do home on Saturday, -May ii, -rrunn. Chance Day." To them he Is still the "Perlea Leoder." though he leads another team In ! another league In another city. But for I fifteen years he was a Chicago Cub, for seven of those years Its leader and he led as no other Chicago leader ever did 1 and the Chicago fans have not forgotten. 1 Mr. Murphy has, but they have not. I Mr. Murphy may be able to refresh his memory, though, If he will take the day . off on May 17 from his West Side purk and perch himself on a conspicuous place somewhere along the line of travel be tween Grant park on the lake front, say at Michigan avenue and Randolph street and the Comlskey White Sox park on the South Side. The rest ot Chicago will be there and Mr. Murphy may. Just as a means of refreshing hU momory. What n flrent Onmr, But what a great game base ball is after all to occasion and make possible such an event. Who else beneath the station of the president of the nation could arouse Chicago like that? The committee on arrangements has Issued posters topped with the screaming head. "Base nail's Biggest Day ' an- ' nounrlng the event There stands Chanre. now manager of the New York Amerl- i Continued oa Page Iwo.) LAST PRACTICE GAME TODAY Rourkcs Meet Denver at pkltihoma City in Final Exhibition. HICKS MAY PITCH IN OPENER Itourke I'rnlinbly Will t?se Nlimtntt nn llilxtOt In lr First (iniiin, , Hrehr on l-'lrluav I.lnr. OKLAHOMA (MTV, Okl., April 12. (Special.) One more" crack nt the cham pion OrUsltcH today nnd thin tho Hourkes will bleak camp for their return to Omaha to prepare for tho' opening of the WfMern league season ,ncxt Friday. Oklahoma City Is loath to give up the athletic Hourkn tribe, which has been hern for the last month, and envies Omaha Its good fortune In having such n superior aggregation of base ball- play ers to rcprcini 11 on the diamond this sensqn. Muting their stay here, tho Omahas nun their way to the hearts or tho fans, as much by their deportment as by their victories on the field. A morn gentle manly and el mi n looking baso ball club never played ball In Oklahoma City, rowdyism has been tabooed on the field and off, they havo proven their caliber by taking with good grace what small portions of defeat has fallen to their lot, nnd they have beon gracious victors, Winning or losing, they havo been true sportsmen. Tho stay of tho HourknH,has beon one of varying fortunes. Some days havo been Idenl for conditioning antl others havo kept them In their hotel, but their lot In this respect has been better than any other club tn the circuit. A I'limny Auvri-untlon. The class of tho organization Pa Itourke hns gathered together for tho pennant 'ruco Is shown In the exhibition guinea of tho month. No club lias won a series over the Omnha. No club, save tho Whlto Sox and -Lincoln, hns secured an even break, and In the 3 to I victory of Omaha over tho Chicago Americans, the Ilnurkes demonstrated their real abil ity. Sioux City won one game out of four with Omaha, Lincoln won two out of four, Topeka was beaten the only time It went against tho Itourkcs, and Omahn shows much stronger than the Grizzlies. In fact, from present Indica tions, It the race lies between tho clubs Which wero fighting for the lend nt tho close of last year, Omaha wilt have a walkover, for, unless Denver strengthens Its pitching stuff and Improves Its lilt ting department, the Coloradoans will no ho In It, nnd Ilourko does not fear .St. Joe. ' In splto of the disagreeable, cold weather of the las. few days, tho Omahas will return bomb In good condi tion and without a tore arm. The thor oughness with which their muscles have been hardened this spring Is .evidenced by the fact that thcro haij-'not ''Keen a single "charlcy," and the only man kept out of tho gamo on account ot an accident was Schlpkc, who was struck on thn leg by n batted ball during the warming up practice last Wednesday. This put the llttlo second baseman on the rhelf for a couplo of games, but he Ihv its good as ever again. Iteed and Beebe', vlio were complaining of sore urms otio week ago, have eliminated their trouble. This accounts for all ail ments. Illekn Mny Open Hrnaon. Tho line-up for tho Sioux City game has been decided upon with tho possible ex ception of the battery. Itourke, however, probably will Insist that his wonderful young catcher, Shestak, be Introduced In thn Initial game, and the Indications sro that either Hicks, the little routhpaw, who led tho league last season, or Beebe, will be chosen for mound duty. A cold day or a cloudy, dark sky, will mean that Beebe will be up, All tho pitchers will be ready and willing, On account of thn failure to have more time tn try out a new batting order, with Grubb, the new third baseman, at tho top, Manager Abrogaet did not favor changing the present arrangement unless an experiment In the yannlgnn games next week will warrant It Then the only change would be In placing Grubb In the sacrificing position, for he - has not yet developed enough speed 'on tho banes to give him the call over Hddle Justlco as lead man. But to place him second, thereby saving Coyle for a hit ter, may prove a good scheme. -According to present plans, Justlco will play short and lead off; Coyle, left field, will be second; Thomason, center field, third; Congulton, right field, fourth; Kane, first base, fifth; Grubb, third base, sixth; Shestak or Johnson, catcher; seventh, Schtpke, second base, eighth, and tho pitcher ninth. Ducky Holmes has announced that If ho Is ready, Cy Young will be the opposing pitcher. Young has been an opening pitcher for years. The only tlmo he failed to open was the lust year ho was with Oklahoma City In the Texas leugue, and Oklahoma City lost the game. He never has been beaten In an opening contest. Cincinnati Playing Ground Still Soft CINCINNATI, April 12.-CIoudy weather early In the day did not hold out much promise for the playing of the opening game of the National league season be- I tween Cincinnati and Pittsburgh here J today. The playing ground was very ' soft as. the result ot the recent flood j and rain, and more rain would put the ' field In such a condition that It would be I unfit to play on. Both the Cincinnati and Pittsburgh teams were eager for the fray. Manager Clarke of Pittsburgh said he was not sure Wagner, his great shortstop, would bo able to play. Wagner was Injured In a practice game at Kansas City and was said to be In poor shape. In case Wagner could not play, Vlex was slated to cover short. Manager Tinker announced that Fromme was his choice for plteher and Clark as catcher. Manager Clarke said his oholee probably woutd be Adams and Gibson. The Perilateat and Judicious Use of Newiparer Advertising Is the Road to Puslneas BucceaV ROURKES BE STER SHUTOUT! UhNVER Rangers in Fine Form and Grizzlies Prove Unable Second Time to Make Good. CL0SSMAN THERE WITH G00D3 Proves Himself Heady Pitcher, Ever on the Watch. PA'S MEN COUNT UP FOUR. Hit Safely Five Times, but Make Them Good. RAMEY RELIEVES KING Two Men Mlutillv tTiinrraril lr Snc- i'r ii r Omnliii Ten in nnd Mnke Mlntiikr- h tit I.rtn In thr -8ort. OKLAHOMA CITY, Okl., April II. (Special Telegram.) Playing with all tho nap and spirit of a championship game Omaha and Denver battled flvo Innings without either making the circuit, and then In the sixth, Omaha registered twice and followed with two more In tho sev enth, nil the scoring done. The four to nothing victory of tho Hourkes, was tho result of their getting hits off Barney at tho time when they wero needed, and Closnian's Invincibility In tho pinches, for Omaha hit only five times and Denver four. Closmah had plenty of opportunity to ptovo his ability to Work himself out of holes, fast work on tho bases by tho Grtrzltes after they had been atnrtcd on the Hiths by freo tickets, or through errors,' On mora than one occasion Im periling Ms' record. Cloxsmnii MIiimvh Mettle. Tho first chance came tn tTie very first Inning. Mnney drew a lynlk, was sacri ficed o second by Casstdy, but died thcro when Channel was thrown out at first by Schlpko and Butcher whiffed1. In the second, Keller, the first man up. also walked. Fisher hit Into a double play, Kiino and Justlco and back to ICano at first, nnd again Closman funned the last man. It was In thq fourth anil sixth Innings that ha proved how well lie had tho situ ation In hand.CassIdy opened the fourth by rolling a single Into center,- and went to second. Closman was throwing out Channel nt first. Butcher made up fur his strikeout by hitting through short, but not hard enough to put Cusstdy ovsr. Keller was given the hit .and run signal. He met the ball all right, but hit directly to Closman who Melded, .it cleanly to Johnyi, doubling Cassldy at 'tho plate. Closman then retired Flshor on strikes. .Score Nently Wnved. Maney opened tho sixth with a Ut to left All hands were safe when flhlpke dropped Justlco'a throw to second In an attempted double play. Channel fanned tor tho first out. Butcher was retired at first by Shlpko while tho other runners moved up n station and Closman filled tho bnses by walking Keller. Fisher came up then to redeem himself for his failure In the fourth, while tho attention ot all was at tho plate where Fisher waen swinging hard, Closman slipped ono"to first beforo Keller could realize what had huppened, and the cort was saved, Clossman trotted home with the first tally of the game In the sixth. Itamey, who hnd succeeded King In the previous Inning, was wild ht first, passing Clos man. Ho fanned Justice, and would havo retired Coyle at first had not Fisher dropped the ball. This seemed to get on Barney's nerve, fpr he mado tho mlstako of governing a fast one ort Thomusou who planted a single to center, scoring Closman. Congalton next connected for a long hit between center and rlgfit registering Ooyle. Congalton was forced at second ty Kane who was caught an Instant later In an attempt to purloin second. A walk was the starting of Omaha's scoring In the seventh. Grubb drew the pass, advanced on Johnson's sacrifice and crossed' th Plate on u single by Schlpke, who also romped home when Justice hit safely,, Tho BCore; DENVBlt AB. It. Maney, 2b 3 0 Cassldy. rf 2 0 Channel!, If 0 Butcher. 3b 4 0 Keller cf 2 0 Fisher, lb 0 Mathews, ss 3 0 Blook, c 3 0 King, p 2 0 Harney, p 1 0 H. 1 1 0 a o o o o o O. A. E. 12 0 .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 12 4 0 5 6 0 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 24 17 1 O. A. E 2 2 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 12 1 0 13 0 9 2 0 2 3 1 0 7 0 27 IS "l Totals 2S 0 4 OMAHA. AB. It. II. Justice, ss 4 0 1 Coyle. rf 3 1 1 Thomason, cf 3 0 1 Congalton, rf 4 0 1 K'nne. lb 2 0 1 Grubb, 3b 110 Johnson, c 2 0 0 Schlpke. 2b 3 11 Closman, p 3 10 Totals 24 4 6 Omaha 0 0 0 0 2 0 I IDenver 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 Innings pitched: By King, 4; by Uamev. 4. Buns; Off Harney, 4. Hits' Off Itamey, E. Struok out: By King. I; by Itamey, I; by Closman, 8. Bases on ball Oft King. 2; off Barney, 3; oft Cloumon, i. Batters hit: By King, 1; by Cloi man, I. Wild pitches: By Ramey, 1; by Closman. 1. Sacrifice hits: Cassldy, Grubb, Johnson. Stolen base: Closman Double plays: Kane to Justlco to Kane, Justice to Kane, Mathews to Maney to Fisher, Mathews to Fisher. Left j'I bases: Denver, ; Omaha, 3. Time; 1:4". Umpire; Robinson. Iowa University Has Strong Ball Team The meeting of local canoeist that was scheduled for Monday evening at the Young Men's Christian 'association, has been postponed until Wednesday evening, April A. special exhibition of canos sailing equipment will then ba on exhi bition and plans for the coming year wtL bs discussed by followers of tho lsort.