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TIIE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 8, 1014.
It Didn't Take Mutt Long to Show Jeff What He Thought About It
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NEW YORK pooh poqhs( at thi
results of Federal raids," shouts
the Sporting Newa la big-lot-,
tered headline. Ah, but does It?
By New York we may assume
that the forces of "organized" base ball
are meant. Yet, far from pooh poohlng
Is It for Mr. Farrell of the New York
Highlanders and Mr. Ebbetts of Brook
lyn and Mr. Murphy of Chicago and Mr.
Tom. Dick and Harry of Philadelphia
to be pawing up the earth with anathemas
and threats of how they are going to
skin tho hatod Federals In civil court.
No, nobody is pooh poohlng tho Federal
ra(ds. but many bodies are worrying ter
ribly over them. Mr. Ebbotte is fighting
for Mr. Tinker, Mr. Farrell for Mr.
Zelder and Mr. Sweeney, Mr. Murphy for
Mr. Miller, Mr. Tom, Dick and Harry
for Mr. Killlfer, and so It goes. There
to ample chance, possibly, for the Fed
erals to lose out, but for some of them
to win, and none for the "organized"
leagues .to laugh them out of existence.
as, o'. course, all Judges of the situation
know. Last year we learned from the
same sapient sources that this upstart
of u Federal league would blow about
the firBt of June. It blew not; It fin
ished a rather pretentious season and
cut in on the mightiest raid of the old
ranks immediately on the close of the
season which base ball has ever known.
It will not be as strong a league In 1914
as either the American or the National,
as things now stand, but it will have a
good deal of strength for an Infant.
Toronto goes in and out of the Federal
circuit by alternating ourrenta . of gos
sip. According toPresidehtGIiraore of
the league, though, 'it la to remain a
part of the new organization. Which
brings' tip the interesting subject of dis
tances in the new circuit. A good deal
la said amiss, thoughtlessly or without
calculi tlon about relative distances. For
Instance, some are saying that It Is too.
big a Jump from Kansas, to Toronto,
seemingly assuming without reckoning
that because a national line la crossed
that leap ,1s tho longest. It la not It
la 07J miles from Kansas City to Toronto,
but 1,191 from Kansas City to Baltimore,
whlc- Is the "longest haul" of the cir
cuit. From Baltimore to Toronto Is 499
miles The other Mis tances are not worse
than those already and always traveled
In major leagues. Kansas City Is only
276 miles from St Louis, 454 from Chi
cago, Chicago Is 616 from Toronto, 9t.
Louis is close enough to Chicago and
the steps from Kansas City to St. Louis
to Indianapolis to Pittsburgh to Balti
more are evenly divided. When one
takes thla circuit and honestly analyzes
It he finds very little ground for some
of the criticism offered. As a matter of
fact, so long as the Nationals and Amer
icans can make the Jump from Boston
to St, Louis, the outlaws can make any
one the'y have without difficulty. Any
way, if the Federals are not worrying
over this, why should their solicitous
BUSY SEASON FOR UNCLE SAM
Has Big Bunch of Athletio Events
on His Hands.
ENTIRELY ON THE DEFENSE
Americans Hare Practically All
Honors CnptnrrA nml Wilt llnvc
to Hustle to Maintain Them
FEDERALS HAVE LONG LIST
Includes Many Who Were Stars in
VAST NUMBER OF OLD FEDERALS
(Continued from Page One.)
Players Who Shlncd In the Outlaw
Leasrne Last Year Will Return
to Ada Strength Ajjnln
(Continued from Page One.)
Pa Rourke is meeting with no great
difficulty in signing up hla young men.
Thus far hla ranks have not been de
pleted by the desperate outlaws. The
bandits may, for all we wot, have evil
eyes on several of his youngsters, but It
Is our guess that Pa will .be able to get
within the park for the gong with the
majority of them. Of course, as Joe
Tinker tlnks, so do we, that the round
ing-out of the Feds must be done from
the minors. That is one bad feature of
it, for the trouble with maintaining a
winning team in the minors without ex
tra hardship is that somebody is always
raiding your live ones. But there's got
to be tome difference between the ma
jors and minors and the essential differ
ence is that with one it is a tearing-
down with the other a butldlng-up pro
cess all the time.
1913 team, has announced repeatedly that
he will not try to make the team this
year. Whitney was a wonderful player
and an even moro wonderful leader, and
his absence will bo felt. Monte Water-
bury, member of last year's team, has
been elected captain of the 1914 combina
tions. Deveraux Mllburn, the wonderful
hackfleld man, no doubt will make the
team, but It seems unlikely Just now that
Larry Waterbury, the other member of
tho victorious team, will play again. If
ho doesn't, and Whitney does not chango
his mind, there wilt be only two mem
bers of the old combination on the new
McLaughlin, the red headed Callfornlan,
and Williams, the Harvard star, are sure
to be two membys of the American team.
Parkes, the great English player, is cer
tain to be a member of the English team,
while the Australian team will be made
up of a selection from Wilding, the
world's champion! Brookes, Doust and
In golf America's chances are not so
bright If It must depend upon Oulmot
alone. There Is no denying that the 20-year-old
kid la a wonder, and that his
game has Improved since he defeated both
Vardon and Bay. but many are lncunea
to think that his victory was something
on the order of a fluke and that he never
again can repeat
Trovers Can Help Out.
If Jerome Trovers, the seasoned link
Btar, enters In some of tho championship
battles with tho world's best, it will in
crease America's chances. Travers ranks
as one of the greatest golfers that over
wielded the mld-lron. Thero Is nothing
flukey about hla playing, or about his
many brilliant victories. If he goes
against the best golfers in the world there
Is a mighty fine chance for America to
grab off another championship.
The English poioists aireaay nave uo-
gun practise, and early reports from the
other side indicate that they will have
even a more wonderful team than was
sent over here last year and which gave
the Americans such a terrific battle for
If America duplicates Its tennis victory
this year It wlU be only after the most
bitterly contested sets In the history of
the net gfame. From this distance it iooks
as If England and Australia will fight it
out In the seml-flnals for the privilege of
meeting the Americana, and no matter
which team wlno, it is certain it win
glvethe Americans tho battle of their
The yachting situation so far has not
developed to a "point where thero Is any
chance to uncork a little "dope." How
ever, from all wo can gather, Sir Tommy
is sparing no expense in the building oi
his 1914 challenger. He has hired the
best yacht builder In Europe, and the
best workmen. Hla new Shamrock will
be as perfect as a boat can be. Mistakes
were made In the building or. me omer
Shamrocks, but Llpton Is guarding
against any repetition In the building of
his new bolt
Three vachts are being built in America.
As In Llpton's case, no expense is be
ing spared. The designers have been or
dered to go ahead and buna a winner
without regard to its cost. These three
vachts will complete early In the summer
In elimination contests, the winner to be
chosen as me ooax.
Sam Crawford is the object of at
traction to several Federal teams. Bam,
it is known, ended last season displeased
with Detroit and Is open to "reason.
Sam has been a Jumper once and may
be again without any violent cotnpunc
Hons of conscience. The Federals would
be fortunate to land him.
Jimmy McGUl repeats he wlU own and
Jack Coffey run the Grizzlies this year.
All right. Jack deserves tho Job. He is
the classiest player on the team, to our
thinking and one of tho best In the
They have been burning popcorn cobs
at tho smoke house this winter on the
theory that that sort of fuel might have
the effect of putting more crack Into the
boys next summer.
Johnny Kling seems to think folks
won't take his word for anything, from
the way he continues to reiterate the
statement that he is "out of the game
There Is one contract though, that Gus
Williams wlU not Jump.
We are looking for a swift race for
batting honors between kid Qondlng and.
No Hope for National League Base Runners
to meet Llpton's
PROFESSIONAL COACH IS
BETTER THAN GRADUATE
ITHACA, N. T., Feb. 7.-That the
professional coach la an improve
ment upon the graduato coach In college
athlotlce la the orlnlon of Charles V. P.
Young, physical director at Cornell unl
vriitv. who was a former star foot ball
and base ball Player. Mr. xoung aiso
declares that It la the duty of university
and college authorities to control ath
letics, as they are responsible lor tne
manner in which they are conauciea.
IOWA UNIVERSITY PUTS
BAN ON HAMMER THROWING
IOWA CITY, la., Feb. 7. Iowa unlver
slty hak placed the ban on the hammer
throw event. Hereafter there will be no
vent for hammer throwing In meets
held by the Hawkeyo collegians. The
college authorities say that the throw
Is ueelts and dangerous. The authori
ties' ruling comes as a climax to the
long. debate over the event.
lied Sox Into Fold.
The Boston Red Sox have aimed Hsrrv
Hooper, one of their star outfielders; also
RhorUtop James K. Cooney, who was
purchased from the Worcester club last
fall. Cnoney"a father played shortstop
for the Providence club in UH and then
was signed by Captain Anson of the
Chicago, with whom he made a sterling
record as a batsman and Intlelder
signed, the Federal leaguo .looks llko a
winning proposition to tho lay mind.
Following Is a list of players on the
Federal list, not Including a large num
ber of players on tho team last year and
the recruits who will try out:
Kllllfer.Phlllles Clover catcher and
good batter. Jump uncertain.
Carlsch, Cleveland Experienced man.
Sweeney, Highlanders Good fielder
Blmon, Pirates Good, offered moro
money than Clarke would give
Owens, Washington Good In Associa
tion, Just drafted.
Onslaw, Detroit Experienced young
ster. Easterly, Whlto Sox Above average.
Murphy Minor leaguer of ordinary abil
ity. Street Once a wonder, but not as fast
McDonough Feds last year, terrific
Chapman, Atlanta Formerly with To
peka, wonderful thrower nnd good re
Howloy Great in Association, but re
leased by Phillies.
Jacklitsch, Rochester Formerly of .Phil
Ralrdon, Boston Among tho best
Texter Feds last year, said, to be good.
Hicks, Omaha Clover twlrler with bril
Brennan. Phillies Crack.
Packard, Cincinnati Valuable asset to
banrora Last year with Feds; should be
a groat pitcner.
Hennlng Last year with Feds, should
oe a wonaer.
Lake, Detroit Going back, but still fair.
ltoocrts, Texas league unknown
Mullln, Formerly Detroit Going back.
Harris, Denver-Good in Western
Blandlng, Cleveland Great pitcher.
Kahler, Cleveland Just as good.
Falkcnburg, Cleveland Better than
either Kahler or Blandlng.
Bargor, Rochester Good.
Zamloch, Denver Very good.-
Ford. Highlanders Famous spit baU
Brown, Cincinnati Old-timer, but good
Groome. Washington Among the best
Stone, Browns Dandy.
Dessau Veteran of varied career.
Hogue Outlawed by Boston Braves, but
a good pltchor.
Llefleld, Former Cub Going back.
Hagerman, Coast League Experienced
man and clever.
Lango (semi-pro. last year) Has mak
ings of great pitcher.
Dahlgrcn. Northern League Class of
IJent. Atlanta Big 'factor in winning
Camnltz, Phillies Good pitcher, but bad
Smith, Montreal Fairly good.
Following pitchers will probably Jump
to the Feds:
Fromme. Giants Good.
Flene, Minneapolis Ordinary.
Tyler, Boston Great southpaw.
McIInle. Highlanders Clever.
Zabel Drafted by Cubs, said to be good.
Peters (formerly of Omaha) Very poor
at that time.
Henrtrix, Pirates Should never have
Moseley, Boston Americans Showed ex
cent'onal promlso lost year.
BIHIsrd Fwls last season, ordinary,
ui young yei.
Jinil Feds last year, obova nvArkrn.
Kalserllng Fyls lost veara una nrovt.
oun ucBcricr, niomy or speea ana curves.
Miller. Cubs Fast rlelrfAi- a hit
Willing. BOSton Good -fllrtl tin haatrw
..i. v.- -
Cholnard, White Pox Good mart.
Xnieirer. Const Leaanie Above average.
Meyor. Brooklvn CIvm-
Chsdbourne. Coast Ioirue Good man.
rnii"pr iirce aiff nn ureat,
WlrVlnnd, Cincinnati A comer.
Pcttlsrew (last year Fd) Good man
Pcbeer TVrnilt of promise.
Mler Phinirs-Oreat batter.
Drake Vrtwsn, but a little slow.
sier Uood maniiirnr ami nnA
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Miirrav. Buffalo Gond man.
The following are dcHntlng offers:
Kmc. Ornra Renutrd to be fast.
Hofmon Vternn Tivr of worth,
free. Hlrfilanrtprs Trvr better.
Wolter, HlhlanrVrn . rtnvl rilnvor.
Knttaff. Tndlnnnnnllii B"ffinlnt!w imm.
'sing to arouse Ire of McGIU.
Brk. International Tnffiie Ordinary.
jwvr. nocnester Belongs in faster
Minor unknown from small league, but
emu ip us ram.
Airier, Atlanta Drafted by several
Htovall Should never have escaped big
Knabe, Phillies Best there Is.
McKechnle. Pittsburgh Good.
Walsh, Phillies Among tho beat, hurt
by waiver process.
Schaf.ey, International League Better
McCarthy, Pirates Good man.
Tinker, Brooklyn Best ever.
Bridwell, Cubs Fastest of fielders.
Darringer (Feds last season) Showed
Farrell (last year Feds) Fielder of abll
lty. but weak at bat.
mackburne, Milwaukee Juhp not cer
Chapman, Cleveland Great player, Jump
Vanxlergrift Feds last year, alleged t
Westerrlt St Joseph Good In Western
Dodging Snowflakes at the Park
HY F. 9. HUNTER.
Some Bull, Bo.
For many long and Joyful years th3
1 t. 1 1 S n IP
Did glory with perpsplrlng case in Matty's
While aplt ball artists, Ford and Walsh,
were In the prime of llfo
And mowed the battera down with glee
throUBlioui mo oiuer sirno. .
But now 'tis changed, alas, alack, thoso
Their curves have passer tho zenith far
ana no mauer now moy iriv
They've lost tholr kick and staying power
and backward now do slip,
For now tho boll which takoa the pnio
is cauea tne iano uip.
Tls strange, this ball, thla tango dip,
but It never, never t alia.
Cause from Its funny little twista the
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limner iunjn M""--". . ... .
It one-atepa round hla nock with apeed
and trots around hla feot ,
Then Castle walks across the plate and
The fielders never have to work, the
tno cnicner neips anii.c
The umps, his Job Is simple to call
strikes In a drone.
As the ball shoots clean across tho plate
at an nuio s niieeuy tin
For this curve Is Infallible, this famous
Charley Mitchell can't figure "why tho
English fighters fall to make a bettor
showing. Simplo. Charley, simple. Thoy
C. Murphy ban taken over C. Ebbot's
Job. Murphy now aays that he himself
will boo to It that Tinker playa with
Walter Camp la out In favor of
standarlxtng foot ball. Yos, he wants to
fix It bo Yale can win all the ohampion-ahlpa.
New Yorkers assert that Rolllo Zelder
was aurplua material for the Yankees and
nrobably couldn't havo hold his Job this
Bummer. Very rambunctious with accent
on tho bunk.
"It's a sad. sad world," ijuotli the base
ball ran . .
. v.n nnn.ui.t annrt sheet s cor.
"For I needs must wait for tho call of
And that Is seventy long days more
Charles Weeghman announces that he
has signed Charley Williams to be score
tary of the Chicago Feds. Williams was
formerly secretary of tho Cuba, but event
ually got tired of Murfa dally oumurats.
And believe us, ho la some shark with
rallrood maps, hotels, scribes, lower
berths and world's series. The FcdB
cashed a big bet when thoy snagged. Williams.
All of which goes to show Weeghman
has a HttU business sense regardless of
expressions to the contrary.
Last year, this, 'the next, the same.
John Kling has quit the base ball gome.
Wichita is having a aray time. Tho
president, the secretary, the managor, all
are signing players and conducting busi
ness for the club. Which will be very
nloo until February IB, on which day tho
Western league meeting will be called
The stadium In which the world tour
tata are scheduled to play In Rome is re
ported to hold 100,000 spectators. Even It
loaded to capacity we'll bet a couple of
hundred Omaha bugs could make a
bloomln' sight more noise.
And roast the umpire more vociferously
Fred Clarke, tho demon Pirate, roared
and tore his hair and raved,
"I'll see to It tho Dutchman signs or send
him to his grave;"
And Dutch, tho famous Wagner man,
but whispers with a smile,
"Before I sign I'll stick around and wait
a uttie wniio."
Chance for Messrs. Weeghman, Tinker,
Stoval, Knabe et al.
When la O. B. B. going to start the
legal battle and when la Murf going to
tile all his injunction suits 7 We pauso
for reply. ,
An Impatient fan writes that bosket
ball la a nice, wholesome sport In tho
winter, but it would be an awful bore
in tho summer. That makes it unan
imous Charlie Dooln has abandoned hla vaudp
vllle tour in order to put a stop to tho
raids of the Federal league. But the
Feds are protected, Charlie, the Feds aro
Charlie is going to do wonders when
he arrives In Pittsburgh. Charlie better
have a care or' hla hair will be singed a
couple of shades redder.
Oh, somewhere In thla favored land th
aun la shining bright,
And somewhere In this wide, wide world
the eyes of fans do light,
But In this llttlo town of ours the day
burns 'dull and low, v
For Hlcka has Jumped thex Western
league the Fed league for to go.
Jimmy Archer, the great catcher of
the Chicago Cuba who has denied the
rumor that he had contemplated making a
Jump to Joe Tinker's Chicago Federal
league team. Archer, who Is one of tho
most accurate throwers the gamo has
ever known, will continue as the bane.
of the would-be base stealing marvels
of the National league. It's worth the
price of a grand stand seat to see Jimmy
killing 'em off two feet from second with
his beautiful line throws to either Evers
l'ernng, Columbus Good player.
Bradley At ono time the peer of third
Byrne, Pirates Star, but Jump uncertain.
Dolan Last year Feds, uncertain quality.
Yale'Eager for More
Rules Governing All
Side Line Coaching
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 7.-Ya!e is
eager for more rules governing side
line coaching In foot ball. A great change
was evident in the methods of college
elevens last fall regarding the prac
tice. Some universities, notably Chicago
and Trinity college, decided to observe
tho spirit of the rule prohibiting coach
ing, and sent out no word whatever to
their teams during the gome. Others
worked out new schemes for avoiding
the rule, and succeeded In keeping their
head coaches In constant communication
with the .players.
In some quarters it la known that the
practice of professional base ball coaches'
signalling to base runners has been copied
by foot ball head coaches who signalled
from the stde lines to their elevens, the
proper plays to select by a pose, or a
movement of the hand or foot. In some
cases the scheme was made almost im
possible of detection because not the
quarterback but seme other player looked
at thb head coach to observe his pose and
thus catch his signal.
There Is no doubt that tho subject will
be brought up at the coming meeting of
tho foot ball rules committee, and It Is
believed at Yale that a new rule will
either be framed, removing the head
coach from the aide lines, or that an
agreement will be entered Into by the
colleges of the country to abldo by the
spirit of the present rule, and not to at
tempt to send word to the players during
Captain Talbott has been unable to an
nounce his complete coaching staff for
the coming season. He wishes to secure
for the present squad at Yale the com.
Ing fall Percy Cornish, John Pendleton,
Bill Martlng, Ben Avery and Nate
Wheeler. Only two of tho five, Wheeler
and Avery, have been able to' accept the
Invitation becauso of other plans they
each man to run a half mile. The Uni
versity of Pennsylvania will bo found in
all three, and It is oxpeoted that Har
vard, Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Colum
bia, Chicago, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illi
nois, Syracuse, Dartmouth, etc., will alsu
Oxford university of England has al
ready entered these games with a relay
team having A. N. S. Jackson, the Olym
pic l.WO-tnoter champion, at Its hoad.
Germany and Sweden also have under
consideration the possibility of entering
There will be In addition a large num
ber of other races between universities
The relay race carnival has for many
years been regarded as the largest and
most Important Intercollegiate meet of
the year. With the inclusion of Oxford
among the entries and the expectation
elthor Jhls year or next of university
teams being sent from such countries as
Germany and Bwcden the games now
assume the proportion of a world's
championship Intercollegiate meeting.
Nearly 300 teams were in attendance last
Uni of Pennsylvania
Will Give Twentieth
Relay Race Carnival
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 7.-The Athletic
Association of the University of Penn
sylvania will give Its twentieth annual
Intercollegiate and Interscholasttc relay
race carnival on April 25, open to all the
colleges and universities of the world
There will bo three relay races to de
termlne the collego championship of the
world, and they will be open to any col
lege or university that desires to enter,
One race will be for a distance of a mile,
each man to run a quarter of a mile,
The second race will be a four-mile race,
One Exception Made
in Ethical Standard
of All Amateur Sport
NEW YORK, Feb. 7. The ethics of
professional athletics have never been
consiJered as the standards for amateur
sports, but In one game, that of base
ball, the professional side has become gists. Advertisement
so much moro Important than the ama
teur that It completely dominates the
sport In consequence various practices
common In the leagues have crept into
the college game, where they are very
much out of place. ,
The natural tendency to imitate the
masters of the art of ball playing has
led to the Imitation not only of the tech
nique of the big leaguers, but also of
the conduct of some of them, to the
great detriment of good sportsmanship.
These, by the way, are ths proposed
riew base ball rules of the National Col
legiate Athletio association that would
make ball games as quiet as church sew.
1. The catcher shall not burins; actual
play speak at all to the batsman, except
whero the occasion requires a bona tide
word of caution, and In speaking to the
pitcher tho catcher must not use words'
reflecting or calculated to reflect on. the
batsman or any other member of tho
2. No members of either team shall call
or shout during the gome to any mem
ber of the opposing side, except to cau
tion him against some danger, nor be
have In any Indecorous or unseemly man
ner 3. There shall be no oral coaching from
4. The so-called encouragement of the
pitcher from the outfield shall be stopped
or nt least minimized.
5. The umpire shall warn a player for
on Infraction of the rules and then ex
clude him from the game. '
6. The .students of the home team must
not cheer In any such way as to "rattle"
the opposing team.
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