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Certainly Does Look as If Pa Rourke's Luck Had Changed at Last
TWIRLERS AT WILL
(Jaekm, Grover and Pfeister All
Look Alike to the Slugging
THOMPSON MAKES HOMER
Sioux City, la., July 1. (Special
Telegram.) Hitting the ball at will,
the Rourkes romped away with the
Indiana today, 9 tot4. Sioux City
pitchers could not stop the Omaha at
tack. Gaskill opened for the Sioux,
but gave way to Grover after the fifth.
"Bugs" hurled only one inning and
then made his exit in favor of Jack
Pfeister.- They all looked alike to the
visitors. Merz was by no means an
enigma. He was touched up freely,
but kept the blows well scattered.
. The game looked good for four
rounds. The Sibux got off one to the
good by scoring in the second.
Rourke's crew took away the lead in
the fourth by annexing a pair, a walk,
JnHU.c -..I a ear-rifir flv doinff
IWU VJUUU1LJ u - . -
... - j Tk. tidU was thi nrize
package for Omaha, seven blows, a
batter hit and an error netting five
rune. The Rourkes made two more
for good measure in the next frame, a
home run by Thompson being the
feature. , : .
Wichita Loses Tight
Battle to Topekas
Wichita; Kan., July l.-Hall . held
Wichita to tive nits ana uikmi.
a tight game from Wichita by the
score of 5 to 4. Score :
AB. B. H. O. A. E.
Jaekeon, ef J J J S
Hetllos, b I j o 5 ' 0
FOX, If J ! ! i X : 1
JSfc'..?:::-:::::j j j J. j j
Totals. .'' " " 1
AB. R. H. O. A)
A,l. .............. 4 1 1 U J
Bchweltier. It J j J
Cevore, of . J f f J J
Enflt. b J i 4 i 0
Cochran, as. J J J f J
Ooodwln. b S I i
SKSiiiiiii:!. ! j Ml
WMt. P J J 2 J.'
Betted lor Malarkoy ' ninth.
Topeka .......9 0 0 1 1 1 ! l
fiinriflce fly: Monro.. Bacrlflce hits:
tohwottM? (5). LKboM S. Griffith. Hetllng.
TwoXse hit.': Schwelts.r (J), Ooodwln
A" Three-base bit: Ooodwln. Stolen
.7: irobn. Allen. Hit.: Off Hart ,1
Ir, elshfinnlngs; off Wt. none la one In
iilng. Double play: Agler to Cwtan,
struck out: By Hall. 3: by West, l by
Valarkey. 7. Baaee on balla: Off Hell, T.
offMnlirkey, S. PaaaM balla: Allen ().
Bears Win Contesttt
From Dnimmer Team
St Joseph. July 1,-Denver won a
free hitting game today, 8 to 6. bedre:
" . DENVER.
AB. R. H. O. A. E.
Mlllor. rf J J
Dyer, Sb 1
Shield., lb J ' J
Lloyd, 2b J 0
Sheatak, o J - J J
Cooklnghem. J J ;
Srcrpp.:::::::::j j j j jj
Totals . 6 13 21 12 1
AB. R. H. O. A. E.
O. Williams. Sb J 0 J J I
McCabe. of 5 J 0 4 0 0
Sullivan, rf J J J t 2
Fusner, e " 5 J I , ! 1
Block. Sb 4 1 a I J J
Klrkham, It J J !
KeatlM, a. ?;?!
J. William.. P 11 J J J
H.lm.c ! 2
Total. 1 "
Batted for 3. William, in nlnUi.
D.nv.7.'.h.::::; r i ? i S ? S SS
Struck out: By William., ; by Cooklnt
shara. l by Reynold., 1. Ba.e. on ball.: Off
Reynold.. In two lnnlnsa. Hit br pitched
baTsumvan. Stolen ba.ee: Oak.., Sullivan.
K.atln. Sacrifice hit.: Butcher, Dyer, Keel-fna-
Two.ba.e hit: Oake.. Throe-ba.e hlu:
ButthW "urdan. Double play : K.llk.r to
LloyH to Shield.. Left on baae.: St. Jojeph.
14:. Denver. . Earned run.: St. Joseph, 1,
Denver, t. Time: 1:00. Umpire.: Carney and
Brandeis Cop Pray
With Ninth Rally
With two down in their half of the
final frame the Brandeis turned a de-.
feat into a victory from the Leland
Giants in the first game of the series
at Rourke park yesterday when a boot
by Toney followed by the timely hits
of Roben and Woodruff sent two runs
over. Score, 6 to 5.
The same teams play this afternoon
at Rourke park. Olson will twirl for
the locals while Manager Noisy
Green has announced he will use his
tar hurler. in an attempt to stop the
onrushing store men. '
The Castle Hotel-Wabash game has
been canceled. On July 4 the Giants
and Brandeis will play two games.
One game will be played at 10 a m.
The afternoon game will be called at
3:15. Score: ', '
BRANDEIS STORES. LELAND O'ANTS
mrert.ct t 0 OWOr'n.Jb a ; 1 2 1
RobenTif M J j 0W.ton.llf 4 11 0 0
W'd'ff.ea till 0Jenni.s S 1 f 1
O'ham Jb 4 14 2 0Jenkln..lf 4 J 1 t 0
LawlVV.rt 4 11 0 OJOreenf 6 16 10
KUky.ib 4 10 0 lSfheralb 1
Vanouilb t 0 0 OTcney.M I 1 1 i 1
ijck.. 4 0 11 IScottlp 4 0 1 0
Rhode, 12 0 1 0Jone.,o 114 4 0
Total.. 11 12 27 10 2
Two out when winning run .cored.
Brandet ...... I 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Two-baH tilta: DTfert, Wln.ton, Jenkins,
Roben. Three-oaae kit.: Oraham, Jennlng..
Saorlfloe lilt: Strothere. Bachflce fly: Toney.
Stolen baaee: Toney, Green. Struck out: By
Rhode, 1; by Scottl, 2. Bae on ball.: Off
Rhode, 1; Off Scottl, 2; off Olson, 1. Hit.:
Off Rhodo. 10 In eight Inning.. Hit by
pitched ball: Jone.. Double play: Wooding
to Qraham to Novltsky. Umpire: Gondlng.
Loom!. Defeat. Haetlnri. '
. Loom la. Neb.. July 1. (Special.) The
Loomts amateur, upaet the dope by beat
ing Halting, here Friday afternoon, I to
a. The local.' hit. were long and timely
And Haatlncs errors ooatlr. Score:
Hasting. ;.0 10 0 2 0 0 1 0 I 6 .t
Looml. .........0 0 I 0 0 2 I I I 1
Batteries: Heatings. Panser and Llnde
eamp; Loom)., Charlston. Brown and
THEY'LL PROVIDE THE FIRE
if: .... . -
. JOE STECHER.
FIELDING SAVES LINK
Great Throw by Lober and Fine
Catch by Thomason Prevents
Score Being- Tied.
TWO TO ONE IS RECORD
Des Moines. Ia.. July 1. Sensa.
tional fielding kept the score down to
day. A great throw by .Lober ana a
fine catch by lhomason prevented
Des Moines tying a game which Lin
coln won, 2 to 1. Ewoldt's error in
the first inning proved costly and
helped Lincoln score twice. Hart-
fords fielding ana nanns Dauing
Carlisle. If. ......
T. smith, ss
Thomaaon, cf. ...
Lattlmore, 2b. . ..
H. Smith, p
Jones, lb. .
Hahn. .rr. .
Claire, 2b. .
Spahr, - c. .
Baker p. . .
21 ' 2
27 14 1
Totals 36 1
Batted for Gllllgan In sixth.
Batted for Baker in ninth.
Lincoln Hil l "
Des Moines w v " "
Two-base hit: Hahn. Sacrifice hit:
Smith. Stolen base: Hartford. Left on
bases: Lincoln. 4; Des Moines, 1. Btruca
out: By Ollllgan, 1; by Baker. 2; by H.
Smith, 2: by Gregory. 1. Base, on ball.:
Off H. Smith, 1; off Gregory, 1. Hit. and
earned runs: Off Gllllgan. S hits and 2
runs In sli Innings; off. Baker, 2 hits and
no runs In threo Innings: off H. Smith. 8
hits and 1 run In six Innings; ff Gregory,
1 hit and no runs In three lnnlifgs. Hit by
pitched ball: By Baker. (Williams). Double
play: Hartford to Jonea. Time: 1:64. Um
Invade Lincoln on
Tl, rtmefco Oirlrrt club eleven will
invade Lincoln independence day for
combat witn mt Lincoiu ih.hci
tmam A twrt-inmnff frav Will be
staged at the state farm.
The Omaha eleven win lineup as
follows; J. Douglas, captain; T. B.
Hovle.- J. Brooksbank, H. Forehead,
T. Kenworthy, P. Stilman, P. Cleary,
G. Vaughn, H. Roome, G, Collins, J.
r-. II I t - I a.
atuDDs ana j. wivcn.
Eighteen Hits is All
Krug, tb . . . .
Burg, Sb .....
Thompson, ef .
Miller, lb ...
ManthaU, e . .
Forsythe, lr .
Kilduff, m ...
Krauee, rf . . .
Mora, p . . . . ,
' AB. R. H. O. A.
5 t S
4 1 1
5 t 1
..... S IS
. t t
...... I 1
Wataoa, rf ,
Mel., lb ,.
Croabr. . .
Cooney, Sb .
Oaakell, p .
rfelster, n .
IS 17 14 t
H. O. A.' E.
Totals ........ . .40 : 4 H 17 H I
Betted for OaekeU hi fifth.
Batted for FfeUter In ninth,
nabs ....... S S o 2 S 8
Sioux City ..,. 1 0 t 2 I
Two-beae hltal Miller (I), Connolly, Krag
(t), Foreythe ((. Cooney. Saerlfle. hit.:
Kllduff, Burg. Stolen baae I Met.. Double
psayst Krug to Miller: Callahan to Cooney
te Meta. lnnlnga pltchedi By Gaakell, Si
by Grove., 1 by Pfeister, . HIU: Off Oaa
kell, 111 off Grover, Si off Pfeister, 8.
Baae. en bells: Off GaekeU, ll off Men, 1.
fttruok ant i Br Gaakell, tt by Graver, 1 by
Pfeister, tl by Men, S. Hit by pitched ball:
KJlduff. Timet litl. Ltaplre: Shannon.
STRANGLER AND JOE
TANGLE ON TUESDAY
Pride of Nebraska and Hope of
Kentucky Clash in Omaha for
, Wrestling Supremacy.
STECHER RULES FAVORITE
Tuesday will be a red-letter day in
Omaha. . .
Not only is Tuesday the anniver
sary of thf signing of the Declara
tion of Independence which made the
United States of America, but on
Tuesday Omaha will be the mecca of
the world of sport. All eyes will
turn toward Omaha.
For on that day Joe Stecher, the
pride and joy of Dodge county and
of Nebraska, will meet in a finish
wrestling match with Edwin (Stran
gled Lewis, in whom the state of
Kentucky rests its faith, at the Doug
las county fair grounds, under the
management of Gene Melady, the
Omaha sportsman who is making a
country-wide reputation for himself
by his straightforward and honest
Stecher is Favorite.
As has become the usual thing,
Stecher rules the favorite jover Lewis,
but theae isn't the unanimity of this
favoritism this time. For the last
year or so it has been the custom for
wrestling fans to expect a sweet and
hasty ending to all matches Joe took
part in. But this time the tune is
a little different. Even some of the
most ardent Stecher supporters are
a bit, dubious. They refuse to con
cede Lewis a chance for victory, but
they will admit the Kentuckian may
stick for a long time.
On the other hand, there are a few
of the fans who believe Lewis may
defeat Stecher. The serene confid
ence of Lewis during the days of his
training here has been contagious
and he has imbued a number of the
fans with his own confidence.
But on every side the verdict seems
to be that we may expect to see a
real match, that it will be a battle
from start to finish, and the man who
misses it will be overlooking a
mighty good bet.
Settle Old Score.
That Stecher and Lewis both will
enter Melady's ring Tuesday with a
lust for victory is an unequivocal cer
tainty. For Joe and the Strangler
will be settling an old grudge. Last
fall these huskies tangled in the ring
at Evansvile, Ind., and it ended at
two hours and ten minutes without a
fall. There was also something of a
dispute at the finish, with the mayor
and everybody else in Evansville tak
ing a hand.
Stecher is determined he shall be
avenged Tuesday. It won't be any
draw if Joe can help it. That Evans
ville affair is an unpleasant memory
to Joe and he intends to wipe it clear.
On the other hand, Lewis gained
so much, confidence in his prowess
by his success in keeping away from
Stecher that he'll get in front of Joe
this time and turn the trick.
And all this adds to the wrestling
fan's glee, because it means he'll see
the kind of a match for blood that
The bdut will practically settle the
wrestling supremacy of the world.
Friends of Stecher claimed the Amer
ican title when Stecher threw Cutler
a vear airo. while Lewis, who is less
modest, claimed the championship of
the world by his victory in the New
York tournament. And even though
the circus probably will keep on bill
ing Frank Gotch as the world's cham
pion, it will have to be conceded
the winner of Tuesday's clash will be
the class of the country.
Lewis will enter the ring a few
pounds heavier than Steelier. He will
weigh about 230i while Joe will tip
the scales -at about 205.
, Two Prelims Carded.
Two rattling preliminary bouts
have have been carded by Gene Mel
ady. The first prelim will be be
tween Owen Daily, who claims the
lightweight championship of the
world, and C. E. Seeley of Omaha.
Daily, like Stecher, is a product of
Nebraska. He was born and raised
here. And he is, at his weight, just
about the class of the world, as Stech
er is in the heavyweight division.
The second prelim will be between
Chris Jordan, the scrappy Nebraska
middleweight, and Adren Ross of
The gates of the fair grounds Will
be thrown open at 12:30 and George
Green's band will provide music until
2:30, when the first prelim is carded.
Home on Thursday
The league-leading Rourkes will
breeze home Thursday this week for
a stay of eighteen days in the home
trenches. They will start off with the
lowly Links from Lincoln and then
play Topeka, Denver, Wichita and
St. Joseph. Pa Rourke and Marty
Krug are looking forward to this
long series, figuring that the Rourkes
stepping along at their present gait
can clinch their hold on the leader
ship of the loop.
Rick Expresses Pleasure
To Burgess-Nash Company
Eddie, Rickenbacher, the Omaha
boy whose big white racer is in one
of the Burgess-Nash company's dis
play windows on Sixteenth street, has
written a letter to the Burgess-Nash
company, expressing his pleasure over
the display given his car. "The sport
of automobile racing," writes Rick, "is
in need of just such friends as you
and when I thank you it must also be
taken as a collective thanks from the
racing fraternity in general and I
want you to consider it as such." The
car displayed in the window is one
of two Rick has entered in the Omaha
race July 15.
Opening of Municipal
Golf Course Postponed
The new municipal golf course at
Elmwood park will not be opened to
the public for play until about July 20,
according to k Recreation Director
English. ' ,.-
The course is not yet entirely com
pleted and the intention is to give the
new sod a good chance to get started
before permitting play.
Plans for a formal opening July 4
have been abandoned.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 2, 1916.
COAST STAR WINS
CLAY COURT TITLE
Willis Davis of San Francisco
Captures National Tennis
Tourney at Cleveland.
NORSE OIRL WINS AGAIN
Cleveland, July 1. For the third
time since the introduction of the na
tion clay court tennis tournament the
championship in the men's singles
was captured today by a star from
California. Willis E. Davis, San Fran
cisco, acquired possession of the hard
court challenge bowl this afternoon at
the Lakewood Tennis club, where the
seventh annual renewal of the fix
ture closed this afternoon, by defeat
ing Conrad B. Doyle of the Columbia
Country club, Washington, D. C, 6-2,
R. ftorris Williams, II.. Philadel
phia, Pa., 1915 champion., did not de
fend his title. Owoing to the fact that
he was not incondition to play he de
faulted. Other Catifornians besides
Davis who have held the day court
title are J. R. Strachan and C. J.
Griffin of San Francisco.
Davis decisively outplayed Doyle in
today's match. The westerner's speed
was amazing and Doyle could do little
with his service. The champion did
most effective work at the net.
Miss Molla Bjurstedt of Norway
retained the ladies' championship on
clay courts by defeating Miss Martha
Guthrie of Pittsburgh, Pa., 8-6, 6-3.
Miss Guthrie won more gamei from
the Norwegian star than any other
opponent she has encountered this
George M. Church, Tenafly, N. J.,
and Miss Bjurstedt won the mixed
doubles championship by defeating
Conrad B. Doyle and Mrs. Harry
Bickle, Toronto, 6-1, 6-2.
Chicago, III., July 1. President
Johnson of the American league to
day indefinitely suspended Manager
Griffith of the Washington club, Man
ager Carrig..n of the Boston club,
George McBride, shortstop of the
Washington club, and Sam Agnew,
catcher for the Boston club, for par
ticipation in the fight on the grounds
of the Washington American club
Washington, July I. A police court
airing of the "Bean Ball" row between
the Washington and Boston American
ball players was averted today when
Clark Griffith, Washington manager,
refused to prosecute an assault charge
against Sam Agnew, Boston catcher,
who hit him on the nose during the
fight which interrupted the game here
yesterday. Carl Mays withdrew his
request for a warrant against George
McBride, captain of thS Washington
team, who threw his bat at the Boston
pitcher after being hit by a pitched
Puts 0. K. on the
The speedway races, which will be
held July 15 on the East Omaha' board
oval, have been given the endorse
ment of the Omaha Commercial club.
Last Tuesday the executive com
mittee appointed Clarke G. Powell,
Louis Nash and Gould Dietz a com
mittee of three to investigate the ap
proaching races to see if there would
be any chance for a duplication of
last year's fiasco. The committee
satisfied itself the Omaha races would
be all they are represented this year
and recommended that the Commer
cial club give its endorsement and
support to the July 15 meet.
Shoot at Gun Club
Members of the Omaha Gun club
will participate July 4 in the second
annual Billy Townsend Memorial
shoot for the Townsend trophy. The
shoot will be known this year as the
Townsend-Rogers memorial shoot,
the members also honoring George
Rogers, who died a month ago.
In addition to the Townsend-Rogers
shoot a special ' program, open to
all, will be staged, beginning at 10
o'clock in the morning.
Four fifteen-bird events will be
shot, and two twenty-target series.
Three prizes will be offered in each
event. . . .
Burwell, Neb., July 1. (Special.)
Burwell golf enthusiasts to the num
ber of thirty met last night and ef
fected a permanent organization. L. B.
Fenner was elected president, F. W.
Manisal, vice president, and Guy Lav
erty, secretary and treasurer. They,
together with Harry Hallock and J. A.
Gavin, constitute the board of trus
tees. They have rented a field two
miles south of town, which will be
placed in first-class condition.
"Baby Pete Henderson," They Call
Him, But He's No Baby on the Track
The 'Sbaby driver" is the appelation
that has been hung upon diminutives
Pete Henderson, Eddie Ricken
bacher's team mate and aid, by the rail
birds around the gasoline circuit.
And it's a cognomen that is truly
charcteristic of Pete. The baby
driver is just what he is..
Henderson is unquestionably tthe
smallest driver in the game today.
There are a number of little fellows
piloting powerful racing cars but
Pete breaks all records. If he
weighs over 110 pounds he's got a
lot of avoirdupois hidden about him
some place that the naked eye fails
to detect. And it wouldn't take any
yard stick to measure his height over
five feet. He owns a typical baby
face with baby blue eyes' that would
make Billie Burke, Marie Doro and
some more of our stage favorites
with heavily advertised "baby stares"
turn green with envy.
But for all of Pete's lack of stat
ure, he is some driver. When the
sinks down in the low seat of his big
white Maxwell, the tip of his head
barely peeks out and at first sight
one would wonder how such a tiny
chap can direct such a big car at
such a terrific pace. But Pete can
do it and does do it. That car, big
as it is, doesn't cut any capers when
Pete is clinging to the wheel.
Last year Henderson rode with
Eddie O'Donnell. He was 1 O'Don
nell's mechanician in the Omaha race
last year. It was while riding with
Eddie that he became accustomed to
speed and became enamored of the
thrills of the racing game. Last fall
he was given a mount and this spring
Rickenbacher, who believes Pete
ranks with the best of them, made
him his team-mate. In all his races
Pete hasn't had an accident and he
doesn't intend to have one of them if
he can help it. He had a narrow
escape at Des Moines, his car dropped
off the track on him, but he gained
control on the safety zone and
climbed right back up again, which
is quite feat of driving.
Henderson came home second at
Des Moines a week ago, and he and
Eddie together got sixth money at
Indianapolis this year. He didn't
drive at Chicago.
Pete is too new to the racing game
to have many laurels attached to his
record, and the speed enthusiasts
haven't warmed up to him so that
he's a favorite yet, but believe us,
Pete is going to show them'all some
dav and we miss our guess if an
other year or two of campaigning
aoesn t see nenaerson ranxing wun
the very top-notchers of the sport.
BIG WEEK IN STORE
FOR OMAHA GOLFERS
Final Round of Metropolitan
Championship Tourney at
Country Club Today.
STATE STARTS WEDNESDAY
BY LOUIS COOK.
Omaha's biggest golf week of the
season will open today with the finals
of the metropolitan championships at
the Country club course and will close
Saturday with the finals in the an
nual tournament of the Nebraska
State Golf association, which begins
Wednesday morning at the Omaha
Ralph M. Peters, young CountryJ
club expert and for the last three
years a dangerous contender in city
and state championship flights, will
enter the finals of the metropolitan
tournament today a slight favorite
by virtue of his performance last Sun
day, when he led the big field in the
first 36-hole 'round of the tourna
ment at the Happy Hollow club by
a single stroke.
Peters is favored in the finals by
the fact that he will be playing on his
home course, where he is conceded
to be the best medal player in the
Reynolds Close Behind.
Peters and Sam Reynolds, Field
club representatives, are considered
likely to fight it out for the title to
day. Peters turned in a card of 158
last 'Sunday, while Reynolds was next
in line with 159. William J. Foye
and Clarence Peters, with 166, are
next in line, but the handicap of
eight strokes already gained by the
leader is considered too great to
overcome in 36 holes of play.
John Redick, present state cham-
fiion, went badly at Happy Hollow
ast week and is 10 strokes behind
The play today consists of 36 holes,
medal play, and the total score of
play today and last Sunday deter
mines the winner.
Cracks in Lower Flights.
Second and third flight play for the
metropolitan title will also be con
tested today at the Country club. A
number of former cracks are included
in the second flight, M. H. La Dou
ceur, Ray Low, Guy Furay and Ly
man McConnelt being among those
considered i the running.
Players contesting int the finals to
day are: -
First Flight Ralph M. Peters, Sam
W. Reynolds, William J. Foye, Clar
ence Peters, John W. Redick, Frank
Hale, S. Blaine Young, J. W. Camp
bell, Karl Bock, Albert Cahn, sr.;
Harry A. Koch, Harry Greenstreet,
E. A. Higgins, Jack W. Hughes, Art
Taylor, Paul Scott.
Second Flight M. H. La Douceur,
Guy Furay, Albert Cahn, jr.: R. E.
Montgomery, H. T. Hall, L. H. Bro
gard, Ray Low, C. W. Calkins, H. A.
Christensen, Ernest Sweet, F. R.
Jones, Lyman McConnell, C. E. Grif
fey, Ray Taylor, H. W. Morrow, C.
Third Flight W. E. Shafer, M. F.
Dillon, W. C. Fraser, M. T. Swartz,
R. H. Meile, Guy Liggett, A. O. Nich-
(Coatunwd en ro I, Calumn 4.)
HARNESS RACING -
DRAWS THE CROWDS
Record - Breaking Attendances
Mark Revival of Game in'
the Middle West.
FANS LIKE HAL M' KINNEY
FOUR MORE WAGONS
ENTER OMAHA RAGE
Harry Harkness Enters Two
French Delages and Pusun ,
and Rawlings Duluth.
MAKES TOTAL EIGHTEEN
By RUSSELL PHELPS.
Out here where the purees are a
But the vhenere ef winning ere I
That' why the rent's bedlmmed.
Out here where the tracks are a little faeter.
And there'e no one horee that's the whole
With a chance for the colts and also the
That's why the east's bedlmmed.
Pardons 10 Arthur Chapman.
Not exactly that bad, perhaps but
it's perfectly true that, in this present
epoch-marking revival of the harness
racing game, the western country, es
pecially that prosperous section of
which Omaha is ihe acknowledged
turf capital, is giving the game a loyal
support that the older bluegrass and
other famed districts will have to
spurt some to equal. '
At the stare of this year's training
season the pick of many a stable in
distant parts of the country ' was
brought to Omaha and other middle
west racing centers for the training
season and to start on nearby circuits.
That the move was a- wise one is
obvious. The weather all through the
training season Was ideal, and when
it came time to start in the early
meetings the owners and handlers
found that their charges. In many
case, were in mid-season form.
Climatic conditions in this racing
belt, too, to date have been all that
horsemen could wish for, a fact that
has resulted in unusually fast tracks
and copious turnouts of harness rac
ing fans. Right now in the middle
western states horse racing is serving
as a magnet to draw the lovers of
clean sport to meetings as it never
Big Turnout at Aurora.
Take, for instance, the three days'
meeting over at Aurora last week
the fourth turf affair on the Ne
braska midway racing circuit. With
a population of approximately 3,000
people, Aurora turned out 2,500 rac
ing fans for the first day's program,
3,500 for the second afternoon, and
then, on the last day, when the great
Hal McKinney and his worthy rival,
Columbia Fire, were programmed
to battle in the free-for-all pace, 4,500
enthusiasts flocked to the track.
The last two named figures sound
paradoxical, in view of the town's
population, but, of course, the attend
ance on both days was swelled by
hundreds of visitors coming in from
the surrounding country. Aurora
showed itself to be one of the livest
horse racing towns , in the middle
west, a fact that has prompted many
and highly complimentary comments
from Omaha horsemen . and other
who attended the meeting.
The pacing of Hal McKinney at the
Aurora meeting put another well
earned and highly-prized feather in
the cap of Tom , Dennison's famous
stallion. Registering another decisive
victory over Columbia Fire, Hal Mc-
BY FRED S. HUNTER.
Four more cars were yesterday
added to thvnrh of speed wagons
which will take'Sart in the oursuit of
fame and fortuni In the annual Omaha
eedway race July 15.
Three of the mounts which were
entered yesterday are cars - cam
paigned by Harry Harkness, the New
York millionaire, who is president of
the Sheepshead Bay Speedway. Two
of the cars are French Delages and
the other is a Pusun. The fourth car
is the West . Duluth Special, a ma
chine with a Deusenberg motor that ,
is campaigned by the West Duluth
Business Men s association of West
The entry of the Harkness cars
brings two more foreign drivers to
Omaha, Jules Devigne and Alvo
Franchi. Devigne and Franchi just
recently came to America and their
fame has not yet penetrated into this
part of the country, but over in Eu
rope they rank as stars of first magni
tude and those speed enthusiasts who
have seen them in this country during
the short time they have been here
will testify that whenever Devigne
and Franchi are driving it will be a
real race. ' ', J
Are French Cara.
The Delages Harkness will bring
to Omaha are, with one or two pos
sible exceptions, the most expensive
racing cars in the world today. They
were made in France after the war
had started and they were just
brought to America last winter. They
were brought to this country by Carl
Limbers, who was killed in Mav at
New York while driving one of these
mounts in us urst appearance nere.
Both machines have developed a
speed of over 110 miles an hour and
unless Devigne and Franchi encounter
motor or tire trouble they should be
among the leaders in the. local event.
Devigne and Franchi are the kind
of drivers who appeal to the specta
tors. While always as cautious as
possible, they have absolutely no fear
on the track and some of their tricks
appear nothing short of foolhardy.
Like many European drivers, how
ever, they can perform feats which
other drivers would not attempt. But
they are nervy and they have the dar- '
ing, and they never fail to provide the
brand of thrills which makes the
stands jump to their feet in a mixture
of eager anticipation and horror.
The driver of the third Harkness
ear has not been named. - There are
several competent drivers, however,
whom Harkness can get on a mo
ment's notice, so it's aemch bet the
nilot of the third boat will be a man
(capable of pushing it into the. front
Tank. ''.; ,-
' Rawlings to Drive.
' J. J. Rawlings will tool the West
Duluth Special. Rawlings is a steady,
consistent driver of considerable abil
ity and the West Duluth Special is a
good car. It's not as fast as some
of the others, perhaps, but it can step
off ninety without exerting itself and
ninety is a pretty tolerable clip.
The signing of the Harkness and
Duluth cars raises the Omaha entry
list to eighteen cars. And still the
local officials are hot on the trail of
other drivers and expect to sign up
several more. ' '
. The list of drivers "now signed for
the -July 15 classic is as follows
(Continued on Fags , Column 4.)
Eddie Rlokenbeoher. .
Derlo Rests ,.
Ralph' De Palme......
J. J. Rawllnss
Charlea Devlin i
C W. ThomDson
.Weat Dumth Special
. ... Arrive Thi Week.
Practically alt of the above drivers
and cars will arrive in Omaha the end
Of this week or the first of next It
is believed over a dozen of the pilots
will be in Omaha by Thursday or
Friday and that by Sunday they will
be able to take the track for practice
spins. Those drivers who will race
at Sioux City and Minneapolis Tues
day will ship their cars to Omaha
directly after the races so they will be
here Thursday at the latest.
Eddie Rickenbacher and Pete Hen
derson have wired that they will ar
rive Thursday. Their cars are already
in Omaha so they will be ready to
take the track immediately upon their
Dario Resta, who Is not entered at
either Sioux City or Minneapolis,, is
expected the last of the week and the
? resent plan is to have the famous
talian take a crack at a few of the
existing records next Sunday. It is
believed Dario. could put the finishing
touches to a number of marks on this
Work on the Speedway is being
pushed day and night now so that
everything will be in tip-top shape by
the time the cars and drivers arrive.
The Locust street viaduct, which was
recently burned, has already been
cribbed up so that the street cars run
over it and a few more days will see
the surface in shape to hold automo
biles and other vehicles.
Ducky Holmes Team "
To Be Reorganized
The. Ducky Holmes team of the
Greater Omaha league, which -has
been x badly split up by internal dis
sension, has been taken over by Presi
dent Louis H. Cook of the league, and
will be reorganized.
The game scheduled today for the
team has been postponed, and the Ar
mours will play at Plattsmouth.
Umpires for today's Greater Omaha
league contests will be at : Luxus
park, Jack Van Syckle, at Ducky
Holmes park, Dick Kissane. ;
Peru Normal Wine from Bhubert, ''
Peru. Neb.. July 1. (Special.) Peru Nor
mal school baso ball tram won a second
same Friday afternoon from.flhubert. t to I.
Peru haa some excellent base ball materiel.
many men who have played on turmer
being beck for the summer. . . . . .
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