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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JULY 23, 1916.
ffTV'E got to hive a little bet
J down to make it interesting,"
" . expression often heard
at athletic events, no matter what
my .b,e 'heir character. A week ago
at Chicago the American derby was
revived after a lapse of twelve years
Every effort was made to suppress
the betting. There was no betting
ring. Several hundred detectives
mingled through the crowd to clamp
the firm arm of the law down on
handbook makers. Suspected pool
rooms in Chicago were watched
closely. But, despite all this, reports
of the big event carry the news that
betting was as brisk as it was in the
halcyon days of old. The bookies
had the better system and they hood
winked the promoters and authorities.
There is no gainsaying the fact that
the American propensity "to take a
chance" is omnipresent. As long as
there is competition there will be
betting. In horse racing this is espe
cially true. Racing of the thorough
breds has been termed the sport of
kings. It is. Unusual is the indi
vidual who is not thrilled by the
jumpers. Harness racing is merely
patchwork compared to thorough
bred racing. But thoroughbred rac
ing will never really come back clean
from the betting evil. And yet it is
something to wonder at sometimes
that horse racing was made a dead
issue by reformers, while the wrestler,
the boxer and divers others of his
kind thrive and prosper by milking
the public on fake events, trimming
not only the man who risks his money
but the man who pays his honestly
at the box office as well.
The American league is providing a
pennant flight this year that should
provide the palpitating fan with suf
ficient excitement. With the season
half over, as yet not a single team
has broken away from the field to
make a threatening spurt toward the
coveted goal. Ordinarily a line on
what can be expected can be made
at this time of the season, but this
year as much doubt covers the
eventual outcome as it did when the
eight starters broke away from the
barrier in April. On form Boston
looks the best bet, with the White
Sox to follow, but New York and
Cleveland have been going great guns
and these outsiders are just as like
as not to whizz down the pike to
victory. And Washington and De
troit are still fighting for honors with
a moderate degree of success. It's an
open race in the American league,
one which may terminate in almost
any fashion and no team is.more than
an even bet.
The announcement that Columbia
may give up rowing, owing to lack of
success, will be a sad blow to the
Poughkeepsie regatta. In recent years
Wisconsin and Georgetown have
given up rowing, Stanford and Wash
ington have ceased to go east, and
now Columbia is willing 'fo quit.
Cornell, Syracuse and Pennsylvania
are about all that is left. Rowing is
a sport that is little appreciated out
here in the west. It causes some
furore in the east- But rowing is a
difficult sport. It's expensive and it's
hard on the men who take part Six
month's of strenuous training is
necessary for a few short races. It's
too hard on men who are also bur
1 dened with constant study and it will
never be popular except in a few of
the larger schools. As a result, the
dropping out of one college, like Co
lumbia, is a blow that hurts.
The United States Golf association
in its efforts to suppress profession
alism among its members, seems to
be over-reaching itself a bit. Because
the Woodland Golf club of Newton
refused to abide by the national as
sociation s decision mat. rnnca
Ouimet is a professional, the Wood
land club has been denied its mem
bership. The national association is
getting so strenuous it almost insists
that a man who works for a living
shall not be an amateur golfer. It
is said Ouimet is not of that "social
caliber" which golt properly aemanas.
The national association may mean
well, but it's making itself ridiculous
and organized golf is going to saU a
turbulent sea if it continues along its
present lines, permitting the cheap
aristocratic minority to force its un
democratic ideas into use.
Umpires are born, not made, is an
old saying. And which way does this
apply to Tom Connolly, dean of the
American league staff. Connolly
never played a game of base ball in
his life. In fact he never saw one un
til he was of age. Tom was born in
the old country and it was not until
he had reached the voting age that
he came to the United States. But
he's a great umpire- He is the most
popular umpire in the league with the
players. Pitchers are always sure
they will get their dues when Tom is
working. With the batters the same
applies. Few arguments and fights
ensue over Connolly's decisions. But
was Connolly born or made? Here's
a chance for argument either way.
.' It's about time for Barney Dreyfuss
and August Herrmann to quit harping
on the Sisler case. Continuation of
the argument over the services of
this player will do no good. Sisler
has been awarded to St. Louis and
the public isn't crazy to hear any
more about it.
New Mack Infielder Is
Son of an Old-Time Star
Eddie King of Amherst college,
who has joined the Philadelphia Ath
letics, is a son of the former star
outfielder who played with "Pop",An
son many years ago. Connie Mack
of the ex-Champion Athletics will
conduct a school of instruction, as
sisted by Harry Davis and Ira Thom
as, in his ' Philadelphia base ball
grounds. His squad includes many
., promising college players from whom
Mack expects to develop a winning
Duluth Spends Huge Sum
On Big Rowing Regatta
The Duluth Boat club will hold the
national rowing championship over
the mile-and-a-quarter straightaway
course on St. Louis bay, a land-locked
Miliary of Lake Superior. The club
will spend $20,000 in .bringing crews
there for the races, August 11 and 12,
which will include singles, doubles,
centipedes, four-oared and eight-oared
shell race -. '
HOLDERS OF THE OMAHA CITY CHAMPIONSHIP AT
DOUBLES Joe and Will Adams, who won the tournament
from the Potter brother. Joe Adam was also runner-up in
the singlet, and made Ralph Powell, winner, do hi utmost
to win, the match going to two all on sett.
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AMATEURS GET SET
Contests to Decide Champion
ship Titles Will Be Started
Second Week in August.
QUIO WANTS A PABADE
BY FRANK QUIGLEY.
Next Wednesday night when the
directors of the Omaha Amateur as
sociation hold their weekly talkfest,
first arrangements for the city cham
pionship games will be consummated.
This season the directors are going
to shoot the initial bomb approxi
mately the middle of. August, so if
Jupiter Pluvious butts in they will be
fortified with a couple of extra Sun
days. So far the parade noise has not been
stirred up, so the writer might as well
start the ball rolling. Last year the
base ball parade was a distinct suc
cess. About 100 gas carts loaded to
the brim with base ball players oozed
over the main thoroughfares and
amply demonstrated the strength of
the Omaha Amateur Base Ball asso
ciation to thousands. This ostenta
tious exhibit helped considerably to
create packed houses for the cham
pionship contests, which followed!' At
the present time the money box of the
association only contains $107.51 to
defray the expenses of the various
trips and as this amount would only
Eay for the squares and bunks and
ecause the railroads are averse to
floating across with free transporta
tion like some of the local pitchers,
something must be done to swell the
f;ate dough. A parade turned the trick
ast season and unless some wise nut
can conceive a plan that will prove
more magnetic to draw a crowd, an
other parade will have to be staged.
Umps Quit Job.
Because McDougal and Tompsett,
municipal umpires, quit adjudicating
at the expiration of the sixth round
during the McCarthy Sunnybrooks
Nourse Oil jamboree, the directors or
dered that another nine-inning game
be booked, the first three innings to
decide the game left unfinished. The
score of the unfinished game was 14
to 5 in favor of the Sunnybrooks.
Tompsett quit barking because he had
to go -to work at six bells, but the
reason why the other fellow quit
still remains a mystery.
The directors allowed the Walnut
Grove Athletics a game postponed
some time ago - with the Quiveras.
The Albright Merchants asked for a
rehearing on their game played with
McCarthy's Sunnybrooks, but the di
rectors turned a deaf ear to their
plea. The National Cash Registers
and Trimble Bros, teams will be al
lowed a rehearing of their case at the
next meeting. The Trimbles are the
boys that are doing the kicking. The
game in question was played on Me
morial day and resulted in a 7 to S vic
tory for the Registers. Recently the
Trimbles woke up and found that one
of the players, although just an or
dinary Class C ball player,, was not
under contract' consequently he was
not eligible to participate in said
fracas. His contract was turned in
the next day and he has played in
ever game since then. (
The directos barred Hollander from
playing with the Beddeos, because
Manager Hageman of the Trimble
Bros., objected, but they allowed the
Beddeos to sign up any other Class
C ball player they could grab.
Chuck Johnson's contract with the
Modern Woodmen No. 945, was de
Pennant At Stake.
One of the biggest little games of
the season will be on the boards at
Thirtysecond street and Dewey ave
nue this afternoon when the Trimble
Bros, and the Tradesman put on their
farewell bout, which will eliminate
one or the other from the chance of
staging the final game with the Bed
deos tor the championship of the
Booster league, a Class C organiza
tion. At the present writing, the Bed
deos, Trimbles and Tradesman are
knotted for first place in aforemen
tioed league. Intense rivalry exists
between these two congregation billed
for today, so a classy scrap is looked
for. Game called at three and a half
At 1:30 down at Armour park,
the Chris Lycks and the South
Omaha Merchants of the American
league, will fight it out for second
place. Both teams are now tied for
roost two. The Omaha Bicycle
Indians, leaders of this league, will
quarrel at 1:30 p. m., with the J. D.
Crews at Luxus park.
BRING HOME BACON
(OontluDfld froaa Pate Qua)
Childs up, Ben Earl, a handsome
brown gelding, won his two heats in
the 2:10 pacing class, with time of
2M'A and 2:04.
Ben Earl is a 5-year-old pacer, by
The Earl. He was purchased by Pe
terson Bros, last fall for $4,000. In
ten starts over half-mile tracks last
season this par-excellent piece of
horseflesh never lost a race. His bow
at Cleveland marked his debut on
mile tracks. Winning as he did the
clasRtr rtf th initial f.nflJ li....:.
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meeting, put a long, flashy feather in
mi mm gave umana more well
earned publicity in the horse world.
Ben Karl will h cn in .1. .
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Great Western Circuit races here in
R. C. H ninn.n1 n T.m F !
and Peterson Bros., raced out a fourth
" pacing class at the Cleve
land Grand Cirmir tntinr I?:....
The heat nnstrinna wr. .
nd two. Marvin Childs was dr'ivina-
wa librae oDviousiy nas a great fu
ture. Ed Peterson is president of the
Omaha Driving club, under the
auspices of which the Great Western
CirCUlt mrelinor hfrj A....c 11
26, inclusive, will be staged.
iur. rcierson and Mr. Dennison re
turned from the east yesterday.
Meeting Draws Near.
, In another month they'll be turn
ing em ar th Fact nmAi.n i. -a
the harness racing classic of the mid
dle west, when the cream of the fam-
Vreat wern Circuit's horses
will furnish thr
card ever hung up in this section of
The earfv rlrteino- mnk n..i .
galaxy of turf stars that, together
nun mic uumuics, wno win oe named
in the late closing purses, will at
tract to the East Omaha track rac
ing fans by the thousands.
The early closing purses consist of
two $2,000 purses, three $1,000 purses,
two $500 purses, one stake race with
The late closing purses, which close
Tuesday, August 8, are as follows:
J:U Trot Blka club pure s 500
:if Troi Kotary club pur (oo
J:10 Trot Commercial club puraa..., too
1:0 Pace Omaha Prlntlns companr
1:16 Pace Stock Tarda purse coo
2:36 Pace Brandels Store purae 600
Free.(or-all Pace Alamo Enflne
Smith Is Busy Man.
Otis M. Smith, prominent local
hnraaman anrl c.ir(,r. ---
of the Omaha Driving club, will be the
uusy man lor ine next lew weeks at
tending to the mass of details inci
dent to the staging of a Great West
ern Circuit meeting, which, by the
way, marks the first time in the his-
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city has been in that favored class.
i iic nugusi meeting aiso win mark
the first time that a Nebraska har
ness race has been run for as high as
4 $2,000 purse.
The East Omaha track is in ideal
mnititifn at th U..
.v...v, .iiv jjivotn, nine ay
the time of the big meeting it should
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vaaujr tnc ucai liail-lllllC UVttl in
the entire United States and that's
covering a lot of territory. But horse
men who have visited the leading
tracks in the country, will back up this
statement without fear of contradic
tion. Horses that have been campaigning
around nearby circuits, as well as sev-
aral innari from etahla f mm ,4:..
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ant parts of the country, are begin-
iiuiK in win uaia into umsni HI get
ready for the big August classic
a iuii, nun yiit inc iiibi vsuiamai iracx
will be the lighthouse for horsemen,
norscs ana touowcrs oi tne sport irom
the east and west and the other twn
Trek To Omaha Starts.
Several stables arc expected to
breeze into camp after the Wahoo,
Neb., meeting on the Nebraska Speed
THIS PAIR HAS LONG HELD THE STATE CHAMPION
SHIP AT DOUBLES Clarence A. Davit and Harry H. Ellis
of Beaver City, who have defended their title at doublet
champions for four tucceaaive years, and who won again at
Wayne during; the week.
m .yH v T'.-aav a aawawiia-. ,.aaaataaa mT
CLARENCE A DAVIS.
HARRY H. ELLIS.
association circuit is run August 1 to
Among the arrivals last week was
L. B. Taylor of Newhall, Cal., a
prominent horseman of the western
state, who has a likely looking string
headed by Baxter Lou, a pacer with a
mark of 2:10.
Another Californian on the ground
is Mr. Spencer of Santa Rosa, whose
string presents a classy headliner in
The Proof, 2:08!4. He also has in tow
a green pacer with a time record of
2:04- made over a mile track. Mr.
Spencer is a topnotch California
horseman. Owing to an unforeseen
state of affairs in the west, when some
races up on the north coast failed to
fill, he was too late to name any
horses for the early 'closing purses.
That his steppers will be nominated
for the late closing list goes without
Dennison String to Iowa.
Omaha horses are expected to show
the followers of the Southwestern
Iowa and Missouri Shortship circuit
meetings a few new wrinkles in the
racing game. A delegation of local
harness speedsters will be taken over
to Corning, la., this week for the
meeting in that town Monday, Tues
day, Wednesday and Thursday.
Included in tne string are Jim
O'Shea. owned by Fred Myers, and
three horses from the Dennison
stables Tena G., Hal Connors and
Frank Holloway. Babe King, the
world's fastest pacing pony, the prop
erty of Miss Frances Dennison of
Umaha, will be taken over into Iowa
to olease Oi Polloi with her great
pacing exhibitions. Babe King is one
of the brightest attractions on the
middle west turf today.
Fred Myers has sold two of his
string McKinney Wilkes, a trotter.
and Sir Charles K., a pacer, to Hor-
ton Bros, of New York, ihese two
well known local horses were shipped
east a couple of days ago and will be
used on the speedway in the city of
the "Great White Way." Horsemen
are predicting that both steeds are
due to clean up as matinee perform
Ad Wolgast Gains a
"Rep" for Hitting
- Where He Shouldn't
Has Ad Wolgast a mania for foul
ing his opponents?
It looks that way, or Adolph is
getting careless in his desire to in
flict punishment on his adversaries.
Wolgast has won most of his great
battles, the ones over a distance, be
cause the body punishment he admin
istered wore the other fellow out.
However, up to the time they gave
Willie Ritchie the decision and the
lightweight championship in the six
teenth round, Ad had not been dis
qualified for hitting low. Since that
time Ad has lost a number of bat
tles through fouls and perhaps holds
a record in that line.
Wolgast never got over the fact
that they gave the championship to
Ritchie on a foul. He has maintained
that the blow was as fair as any ever
In a number of battles Ad has hit
low. At Milwaukee against White
and Ritchie he did the same thing.
He repeated the trick against Ham
mer, but on all occasions he got away
by apologizing to his opponents.
Recently he lost to Frankie Russell
at St. Louis on a foul. He was counted
against at Shreveport last winter
when they handed Bobby Waugh the
verdict of a low blow, and his latest
foul lost him a verdict over Cham
pion Welsh at Denver.
Still Wolgast is going along well.
The battles he has won have shown
he has regained his old-time form, but
wherever he appears the referee is on
the alert for fouls and watches his
style of punching more than that of
any other boxer in the ring.
I war upon Fala.
Sloan'a Liniment prepareo you for every
emergency. Keep It handy It's the treat
eat pain killer ever dtacovered. At all druff
alata. 26c AdvertlaemenL
Heard on the Sandlots
Ntit aundavy th Krfcjlcakt will hold thtlr
annual picnic tt Flornc.
Jo Brown la porformlnf hank at tho bat
for th Noura Oil Co. Mb Ilka a vataran
Lat Sunday Mlnlkua of tha Lusus punc
tured thr cn tha ban during tha Luxua
Tha RamMara ara wllllnc to apaculate
that tha Prank Deweya can trim tha Utaca.
Puah up tha kala. Htaga.
Lait Sunday Bannta Monro, tha chlaf
klnkar for tha J. L. Orawa, hald tha Chrta
Lycka to thraa acattarad hit.
Bllllam Hoi brook got back Into tha gma
with tha Htllya agalnat Plattamouth and
ha playad bla uaual atallar gama.
Old Man Oravaa of tha Armours elubbad
tha pill to tha tuna of .T laat Sunday. Hla
hatting ay a In attll aa good aa avar.
Tha Maidaa did not ahtna vary bright thlt
aaaon and thr finally burnad out. Thay
b)ongd to tha In ur-City lagu-
Rehlnd tha atlck O. !ana la doing tuparb
work for th-t Albright Merchant a. Ha haa
proved to ba a doddla In aald position.
Cat, formerly a haaver fnarad by many
of tha Ctaaa A children, aaya ha la too bua
to monkey with baaa ball thla aeaaon.
It wouldn't take much coaxing to Inveigle
Loula Koch:' back on the boardi. Ha uaed
to ba tha pilot of tha Luxua aggregation.
Linn Toung eaya he la going to drop back
Into tba arena and help the Bourgeola grab
berth one In the Orealer Omaha league.
Although he haa atayed In the ihada all
aeaaon to date, Henry Breaeman haa had a
battle with hlmeelf to keep off the turf.
A quartet of tea ma ara atlll In the ling
In the City It a gue, namely, the Hoi lye, Mur-phy-Dld-It.
Mlckel Vlctrolaa and Beaellna,
Carl Stengel la atlll plaatartng tha pill
rather pernlcloualy. Ha alaughtered a trio
for the Oae children agalnat tha Bourgeola.
Oecealoiilly Haul Kelly dona the apanglea
on a Sunday morning and utllltaa hla
fllnger for one of tha KnlghU of Columbua
Jamet Mullen la figuring on gathering to
gether a bunch of old war horaee. give them
a few daya' practice and then bump tha lob
Edward Spell man attained hla right aide,
aa a conaequence ha la unable to throw. Ha
will probably- return home from Milwaukee
Harry Champion of tha 3. D. Crewe la
catching Hit) a real champion. It la a dif
ficult matter to pilfer a aack oa hla accurate
Laat Sunday Shlelda of tha IlmM Man
ama aooompanled the Holly to Plattamouth.
Neb., and performed behind tha bat In a
Any out of town toam wlahlng trouble
with tha South Omaha Merchant, oall Carl
Bach man at South 0I or allp him a latter
t" 161 N at reel,
Laat weak Prank Butler oaught for Boa
ait t, Neb. Bealdeg picking up a aack of
kola, he collected bar re la of oradlt for hla
Tha Albright Merchant would -ike to
book a few out of town gamea. Catch J.
Lane at South Hit or drop him a Una at
ailO 4 ef fervor atreet.
The medicine preacrtbed by Manager
Oanta of thi Walter O. Clarka did not have
a atlmulatlng effect and the band la now
raatlng In tha cemetery.
Up at Artoelan, S. D., Walter Spetlman
overly made good. He returned to Omaha
laat week. The village fana burn tha cloud
whan prataing Hp U man. (
The Chela Lycka arj especially analoua
to book a (aw out of town gamee. Call Ed
ward Harral at Walnut 1173 or addreaa him
at 1421 No.th Porty-flrat.
Howard Wahl, put hla amellar on tha
blink when he blorked a baaa runner, at
tempting to acore laat Sunday. Howard waa
catching for Denlaon, la.
Tha 'Council Bluff Imperial were figur
ing on playing at Shenandoah, la., today,
but they got their wlrea oroaaed and tha
Smith hooked the game.
Jamea Mi lota, one of tha directors of the
Omaha Amateur Beae Ball association, la
In Chicago apendlng hla tlraa and dough
taking In the Windy City.
Mongereon and Haneon ara marching
towarda the front aa pill plasterers. The
former belted four and tha latter three for
tha Ramblem laat Sunday.
Monroe and Stavnlakl ara leading the J,
O Crewa with the atlck. These fellow are
feared by opponents when they moaey
towarda tha pickle 'em place.
Peta Petarhon, At Wllaon and Beber are
tha chief fteldera for tha Modern Woodmen
team. Laat Sunday Beber nailed five bite.
Pi'teraon three and Wllaon four.
Bud Lawler of the Hoi lye fielded Hhe a
fiend down at Plattsmouth laat tundar.
Considerable credit la duo Lawler faff lk
victory reglatered by tha Holly. .
In Ouennee, tha hot corner aeTotit tha
Council Bluff a Imperials have some hlt
amlth. He cracked three on tha eeoea laat
Sunday and also stole thraa bases.
Donahue worktd on tha mound for tha
McCarthy Sunny brook during their cham
pionship row with tha Noura Oil. Ha
vhtffed five, walked on and allowed st
Up at Hooper, tha Corr Electric reported
that they were accorded tha beat of treat
ment and they heartily recommend thtt
town to all tha teams aeoklng aat of tawm
combat. . i
Lee II Plckatt, tha old timer who e4 t
p!ck 'em up at corner two for tba Banger
and who waa lately associated with tha smll
Hanaen. haa quit tba horsohtd araaj "
thla aeaaon. -
Well, the Rambler rambled away laat
week on ohoo-choo to be entertained at dif
ferent country towna for a coupl of weeks.
It-ey have the championship at th National
hagua nailed to the cross.
For the ft rat time In hla Ufa Karrf
Wright, local athlete of repute, saw a big
league game. Ha saw that slitoen-lnnlnc
contest between Brooklyn and Chlcaugo,
which ended with tha score knotted.
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