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ZBYSZKO TO MEET
FOR MAT HONORS
Polish Champion, Who Won
New York Wrestling Tourney,
to Strive for World's Title
at Des Moines.
Des Moines, la., .Feb. 7. When
Earl Caddock of Anita, la., meets
Wladek Zbyszko, the Polish wrestler,
at the local Coliseum Friday night, it
will bring together two of the fore
most contenders for the heavyweight
wrestling championship of the world.
The match will be a finish, catch-as-catch-can,
strangle hold barred,
and two out of three falls.
sThe recent victory of the giant Pole
over John Olin, the Finnish mat man,
in their New York match, gave the
former considerable prestige to add
to that he attained in winning1 first
place in, the tournament in that city.
. Caddock won his claim to the cham
pionship through his victory over Joe
Stecher of Dodge, Neb., and has suc
cessfully defended that claim against
manjr promising aspirants, including
Yussiff Hussane, the Bulgarian who
recently was defeated, in New York
. Wrestling critics of the middle west
have generally declared Caddock the
successor of the late Frank A. Gotch,
who, after Caddock's victory over
Stecher, indicated he was satisfied to
let the title rest with the Anita, la.,
Caddock' claim quite naturally has
been disputed by such wrestlers as
Zbyszko, Strangler (Ed) Lewis, whom
Zbyszko has defeated; Stecher, and!
others, and followers of the mat game
expect the outcome of the Zbyszko
Caddock match to clarify the cham
IN PRETTY. GAME
The Nakens, the, champion amateur
basketball team of Omaha, last night
defeated the College Girls' five in an
evenly contested game at the Audi
torium by the score of 11 to 9.
It was a snappy, hard fought bat
tle from start to finish, but the supe
rior weight of the boys team proved
an obstacle the girls were unable to
There was an even break on long
shot baskets from the middle of the
floor, but the throwing of the boys
was a little more accurate at close
range. The girls wore bloomer suits
and in the close work were quicker
than the boys.
Occasionally there was a spill, but
, gallantry marked the conduct of the
winners, who invariably - prevented
their opponents from falling hard.
The lineup of the girls' team was:
Miss Mills, left forward; Miss Bur
ton, right forward; Miss Foster, cen
ter and captain; Miss Dixon, right
guard; Miss Porter, left, uard.
Chicago, Feb; 7. Alfredo De Oro,
'overcame a 12-point lead and defeated
Augie Kieckhefer of Chicago, 50 to 42,
tonight in the first block of their
- match for the world's three-cushion
billiard championship. De Oro ap
parently hopelessly oeaten for more
than half of the game played in won
derful form at the end, scoring 23
points in 20 innings. The game went
5 innings, De Oro geeting a high run
of eight and Kieckhefer one of six.'
De Oro was extremely nervous at
the start and relied on his safety play
to pull him through, but the Chi
cagoan made one phenomenal shot
after another from apparently impos
sible leaves and at the 40th inning led,
34 to 22. His playing in the early in
nings was the most sensational seen
There in years, putting him into the
king row first, the score standing 40
to 36 at the 55th inning in favor of
' De Oro tied the score at 40, then
ran eight and made two single shots.
Central High to Play
V .Sioux City Saturday
Central High's . last game on the
siome floor for several wuks will be
played against Sioux City Saturday
night at the Young Men's Christian
association gymnasium. The Sioux
.City five held Lincoln to a close dur
!ing the game between the two teams
(last Friday. Although a victory for
' Central may easily be predicted, a
good game is promised the home fans
before the Central High team takes
the road. The game will be the last
opportunity for Central High - sup
porters to get a good idea of the team
on which they are counting to win the
By FRED S. HUNTER.
f ONIGHT at Des Moines, Earl
Caddock and Wladek Zbyszko
will tangle in- a little jollification
with the world's championship at
stake. You can write your own tick
et. The dope all points to a Caddock
victory, but you never can tell in the
wrestling game, especially when Jack
Curley happens to be manager of the
gladiator slated to go under. Curley
is smoother than a high ball glass and
slicker than a Broadway chorus lady
and Earl will have to travel far. fast
and furious to both dump the Pole and
outwit his manager. At that, it s an
eight to five bet, Curley makes capital
out of the match no matter what the
- Incidentally, this is the match Carl
Marfiai tried to land for Omaha, but
hit the high spots for the tall and un
cut brush when Des Moines offered
to charge ten bucks a seat and get it.
'Tis said the receipts for tonight's
joust will reach $25,000, perhaps
It's just as well Des Moines was
honored because Omaha will get to
see Caddock and Ad Santel, which
probably will be a better match front
the spectators' standpoint anyhow,
and there will be no $10 seats.
The Retort Terrific.
'TF THE honorable hammer wielder
once saw the Sioux City midgets
perform, he would back the woppiest
bunch of tossers a deaf and dumb in
stitute for the feeble minded and
physically unfit could turn out and be
sure of a score for his proteges that
would make John D.'s income tax
look sick, barks the young high
school syort Scribe whom we so
cruelly chided the other day for pre
dicting an easy victory for. Central,
in harsh rebuttal. Which unequivo
cal expression of confidence leads us
to hestitate and recall that we once
had a bet on the Giants against the
White box. .
JESS WlLLARD, in all seriousness,
nuiivmivt.il v- iTtiiiiifj j nam
either Fulton or Dempsey, Jess no
doubt speaks the truth, but it js sate
to presume that he expects to be
recompensed and Jess" ideas of com
pensation are entirely out of propor
tion with the wartime slogan of con
servation which recognizes figures of
more than $50,000 only when steel
battleships, not human gunboats, are
Only Way He'll Get There.
VON HINDENBURG says he'll be
v ' in Paris by April. By this we take
it that the estimable potentate of the
clan of Hohenzollern must have made
up his mind to surrender.
Moran-Fulton Bout at
New Orleans Postponed
Denver, Colo., Feb. 7. Postpone
ment of "the 20-round bout between
Frank Moran and Fred Fulton at New
Orleans from February 22 to the 25th,
was announced here yesterday by
Mike Collins, Fulton's manager. Ful
ton's bout here next Monday night
with Torn McMahon was given as
the' reason for postponement.
Looking for work? Turn to the
Help Wanted Columns now, You
will find hundreds of positions listed
1st. Sd. Sd. Tot
Williams ...12 H5.1JT U
Newman ...U7 170 146 47!
Wagner ....130 130 ISu 30
With the Bowlers
Boord 1T1 164 14 483
Younger ....1)0 1)0 167 647
Hansen 16) 188 144 4)1
Penults ....313 ltt It) ' 637
Fits 147 186 160 483
Total ....87) 873 777 3.53)
. 1st. 3d. 3d. Tot.
Dflhr 203 170 166 637
Kehm 173 161 176 438
Loch 13t 17) 157 473
Stover ....1117 138 166 430
Heyn . lit 136 163 444
Totat ....7)3773 806 3,371
1st. 2d. 3d. Tot.
Edison ....181 1)4 315 6)0
Norgaard ..17T 147 ltt 4)0
Crana 34 138 16) 618
Kuhey ....141 145 183 488
Q. Koran ...153 141 173 486
Total ....868 81)' 1)6 1,663
A. B..SWEET SHOPS.
lat '$ri. 1.1 Tr
Mdahl ...,1U U it
Perdue K0 lit 1(7 43
Total ....761 701 696 tl6S
1st. 3d. 3d. Tot.
Roben 143 111 U3 465
Metal ..131 150 143 434
Hean lit 14 160 438
t8nberg ...110 130 130 310
Lorlng 167 160 171 436
Total ....7! 738 766 ::13
, WOOL SOAPS.
1st. !d. 3d. Tot.
Boatman ...ll 143 157 43
Hay 130 134 133 437
(itraw 130 130 130 390
Klsfer Ill IS! 13) 450
Ralgle lit 161 Hi 433
Handicap- ... 1 ... ... 3
....7:6 677 736 1138
1st. id. 3d. Tot.
....166 173 S03 630
Kesblt 131 137 123 380
Bruch 161 168 142 461
Blerman ....164 lit 116 386
Miller 158 137 ltt 466
Hugbea 143 14) 167 468
Totals.... 73t 687 70S 211)
.,..1)7 178 148
....130 130 180
W...14) 143 1)8
.143 It) 143
AMERICAN STATE BANK.
1st 2d. 3d. Tot.
Karla 108 133 lt4 490
Sclpl 134 167 127 418
Burd ....... 34 )6 )7 286
Steno 131 lit 115 33
Schupp 115 118 114 347
Handicap .. 66 77 77 320
Totals 648 t)8 6)0 3033
1st 2d. 3d. Tot.
Housman ...106 180 163 3)8
Beeaon 131 163 124 408
Jameson ....16) 147 124 440
Sparry w ...144 lit 168 438
Pilling 161 196 130 477
. Totals.... 700 743 70) 3151
OMAHA TOWEL SUPPLY.
l!t. 2d. Id. Tot.
Hansen ,...17 106 )t Tt)
Murray 108 111 118 S47
Jenseu 136 lit 140 31
Nesla 113 )3 123 127
Verdlgren ..114 137 163 43t
Handicap .. 47 47 47 141
... Totals'. , . . 706 tot 687 1011
Huff 134 lit ltt ltt
Un. T'mson 163 lit 161 ill
Total .....773 7(7 S3) 219)
Gals City League. "
1st. 3d. 3d. Tot.
IUt take 8T 160 61t
Malloy ....16) 148 164 4)1
Lindas ....178 137 173 488
urhy ......18) 147 147 483
Wiley 143 l)t ltt 608
Totals ..86t 616 800 1.481
1st. 3d. 3d. Tot.
Moyna '.....14 181 171 617
Eucha 183 138 1U 481
Zadlna 151 164 12) 446
Oernandt ..148 167 146 461
Reis 137 144 133 1)4
Totat ....773 784 731 2.388
Chandler ...HI 12) 11
Beaelln 180 187 178
Weymuller .183 137 137
Bengle 140 184 133
Voss . 191 264
...161 310 138 1,4)0
1st 14. 34 Tot
BLUE AND WHITE
WINS BIG GAME
FROM CAMP DODGE
University Men Win Exciting
Basket Ball Contest From
Camp Dodge Quintet,
27 to 13.
Creighton, 27; Camp Dodge, 13.
Before a crowd which taxed the
local gymnasium to its utmost the
Creighton quintet drew first blood in
the opening engagement of the tri
angular basket ball tournament at the
Creighton gym Wednesday by defeat
ing the soldiers from Des Moines can
tonment in the fastest and most ex
citing ctmflict waged on the Creigh
ton floor this season. The contest
was cleanly fought throughout. The
superiority of the blue and white five
became more evident as the game ad
vanced. Mills' men had the Dodgers
outclassed on teamwork, speed on the
floor, and accuracy iri locating the
basket. There was not a man on
the Dodge team under six feet in
"Chuck" Kearney reigned as the un
disputed star of the evening. Kearney
shot four field goals on the dead run
and neatly dropped one in from be
neath his basket. He also threw five
out of a possible eight fouls. Closely
rivaling him was Ed Haley, the
diminutive little forward of the blue
and white team. Beside his lengthy j
guard on the Dodge five he looked
like a pigmy, but nevertheless he suc
ceeded in breaking away several
times and made four field goals. i
F.CI. F.T. P.P. T.F. Pts.
Kearney, e ......... 8 5 0 1 15
Haley. If 4 0 0 0 8
Mullholtand. rf 0 0 0 1 0
Vandlv.r. rf 3 0 3 0 4
Berry, Is 0 0 3 2 0
MaeAltlster, cub. If.. 0 0 0 0 0
Total 11 S t 4 Z1
; v a. r.T. P.F. T.F. Pts.
Hubs, rf o S 0 0 3
AllUon, It 0 0 'i 0 0
Rector, o ... 1 0 3 0 2
Nelson, ri 0 0 0 0 0
Murphy, If I........ 0 3 0 4
Stev.naon, ub. rf... a 0 0 0 4
Campbell, tub. If.... 0 0 0 0 0
Swlney 0 0 0( 1 0
Totals S S S 1 13
nefere. Kline of Wealej-an: timer nd
icoror, Walt Gartner. Time of halve., 20
mlnutot, with 10 minutes Intermission.
Weeohman Promises Terms
Will Be Made With Alex
Chicago, Feb. 7. Grover Cleveland
Alexander will play with the Chicago
National league team next season,
and anv grievances he may have
.against the club will be adjusted to
the pitchers satistaction, President
Weeghman declared today in reply
to Alexander's statement that he must
have a $10,000 bonus and a salary of
$12,000 a. year.
"Nothing but war will keep Alex
ander out of the game." said Weegh
man. "Bonus, salary and any other
matters will be ironed out to his sat
Miss T'mson 138 133 113 174
Crows 163 147 133 441
Rauber ltt 161 116 440
' Totals.... 741 68i 664 3084
1st. Sd. 3d. Tot
Nelson 155 15) 16) 473
Davidson ... )8 104 lit 318
Cnwles 164 138 141 433
Collins 161 14& 131 429
Getty .......148 163 141 457
Handicap ..41 41 41 133
Totals. .,-767 76S 711 1233
( Ian Gordon League.
1st. 2d. 3d. Tot
Murrey 13) 198 14) 486
Watson 323 167 17) 668
Mulr 141 120 115 176
Handicap ... 3 1 3
Total 60S 4S8 446 143)
1st 2d. 3d. Tot
Sternberg k . .161 It) 160 480
LPurran ....17) 164 ltt 4)7
Htslop 163 lit 133 19)
. Total 41 437 447 1871
1st. 3d. 3d. Tot
Blssett 143 163 160 444
Lowdon ....161 143 14) 44)
Klt 171 171 167 616
' Total .....473 466 4tt 1404
. -BOBBIE BURNS.
1st 2d. 3d. Tot
Dunn 134 K3 lit 395
Forbes 137 165 151 443
Scott 174 13t 130 440
Handicap ... 16 It It 45
Total .....480 421 414 13
T. M. C. A. League.
1st 2d. 3d. Tot.
Johnson ....1)3 181 104 67)
Knolls ...... 87 14T 146 17)
Neville 196 1)1 101 418
Moor ...... 118 112 163 181
Joyce 136 107 110 153
Handicap ... II 11 18 64
Total .... .7t 68 731 2165
1st 3d. 3d. Tot.
Coleman ....143 116 172 43
Ayers 113 146 143 4D0
Bender 166 lit 123 394
Fleming ....lit 137 143 42)
Brlgham ...15) 168' HI 471
Tout kM.i!t iiii mme
Today's Sport Calendar
Coif Annul Seniors' toornament at
fiquaah Patriotic toornament of Maaaav
rhavetta Squash Racquet associattoa at
fckatlnr World's championship races be
tween Edmund Lamy and Bobby McLean at
ttaraaae Lake, N. V.; championship tourna
ment of New England Skating association
at Flttsfleld, Mass.
Wrestling Wladek . Zbyszko against Earl
Caddock at Des Moines,
Boxing Kid Williams against Frsnkle
Burns, 12 rounds, at Baltimore; Matt Brock
against Monk Fouler, 10 rounds, at Cleye
land; Artie Root against Kid Roster, SO
rounds, at New Orleans; Ted Lewis against
Young Denny, eight rounds, at Chatta
noogo; Tommy Reagan against Benny Vol
gar, IS rounds, at Boston; Freddie VeUe
against Young Blades, 1 ronnds, at Taun
BOMBS ON U-BOAT
(Continued From Page One.)
I must say they stood it like soldiers.
"Wc were one of a powerful con
voy. "1 n.ust not tell you our position
in the convoy or how . the various
ships were formed, but you may take
it that all that other boats have got
through so far as I know.
"As for ourselves, well, the Huns
succeeded in getting only a fraction
of our fine fellows in addition to our
boat; but if they have, they have put
the iron into our souls and we will be
ready to repay them when the chance
"Monday was a wild night. Had
the disaster occurred during a gale,
I don t like to think of what would
have happened. But Tuesday evening
Ordered on Deck.
"The first intimation we had of
possible danger was an order for- all
men to go on deck with life belts. It
was about 4:30 o'clock. At the same
time we sharply altered pur course.
At 6 o clock, just as the darkness
was setting well in, we got the blow.
Nobody saw the periscope nor could
one have been seen well. Some sol
diers described having heard a hissing
sound immediately before the torpedo
struck us in the engine room.
We were instantly disabled. All
the lights went out. An order rang
out sending the troops to their boat
stations and to get the lifeboats out.
The shock was not severe.
"It was more of crunching-in feel
ing that went through the ship than
of a direct blow.
"There naturally was a good deal
of confusion. You cannot lower a
score of lifeboats from the height of
an upper deck in the darkness with
out some confusion, but at no time
was there a panic."
Mate Describes Explosion.
Thomas Smith of Glasgow, a boat
swain's mate on the Tuscania, said
the steamer was proceeding to an
English port under convoy.
At 5:4a o clock on luesday eve
ning," he continued, "I was in No. 1
room talking with a fellow boatswain
when I heard a terrific explosion and
felt the vessel keeling over.
I said to my mate:
"They've got it now.'
"We commenced lowering boats on
the starboard side.
"The -soldiers were lined up on
deck waiting for the boats.
Unfortunately, many jumped over
"I found the boat at No. 9 station,
to which I had proceeded, had been
blown to pieces. I then helped to
get boats 9-A, 9-B and 9-C away with
full complements and the second offi
cer got boats 1 to 7 safely away.
Saved 14 Soldiers.
"After seeing these launched, I pro
ceeded to the other deck, where- I
launched a raft.
"I picked up 14 soldiers and two
of the ship's company who were
"We had no oars and had to paddle
along with our hands.
"We were picked up at 9 o'clock
in the evening and landed Wednesday
"The first survivors were landed
at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday morning.
From then uiit!( 7 a. m. many patrol
boats arrived, each bringing a full
complement of survivors, the number
by that time had reached 550, includ
ing 40 members of the crew.
"All the medical men at Lame, on
the eastern coast of 'Ireland, where
some of the survivors were landed,
The behavior of the greater part of
the soldiers and members of the crew
was splendid. A few of thera became
excited, hindering the lowering of the
boats. In some cases the crews were
thrown out while the boats were being
lowered. Other boats were let down
There was sufficient time for the
removal of all those on board the
Tuscania, as it remained afloat for
about two Hours after being tor
The ships were within sight of land,
which was just distinguished in the
dusk of evening when a torepdo hit
the Tuscania amdiships. This was
about 7 o clock.
Roosevelt Resting Easy.
New York. Feh. 7. Colenel Theo
riorj Roosevplt. who was ntratfrl on
here yesterday for the remwal of an
abscess, passed a comtortaole nigut,
and mil restino- eatw thi mnrtimr
it was announced at the hospital
where the operation took puce.
SUM TO ROADS
Bill Reported in Senate Will
Give Railroads Fair Return
on Investment Under Fed
Washington, Feb. 7 Chairman
Smitfi of the senate interstate com
merce committee in reporting favora
bly to the senate today the admin
istration railroad, bill estimated that
under the measure's provision the
government will guarantee annually to
the railroads of the country $945,000,
000, which will represent a return of
5.3Z per cent.
This, he says, "reflects neither pov
rtw nor riches." hut the committee
believes a majority of the railroads
will accept tnese terms as a jusi ana
fair measure of their constitutional
An agreement on, the bill was re
ported by the committee last Satur
III l li " Closed 'during unpleasant weather j j I
I Ti!i!!lli!!M!lliUllIi, I
day, but minority reports are to be
submitted by Senators Cummins and
Administration leaders plan to call
the bill up for consideration next
"Your committee is of the opinion
that this is the time for war emer
gency legislation and not the time to
settle the many controversial and
vexed questions concerning our fu
ture transportation policy," Chairman
Smith says in prefacing his report.
He then takes up the compensation
section and adds:
"About 7 great operating rail
roads do over 90 per cent of the rail
road business. The committee be
lieves that most of these great rail
road carriers will accept these terms
as a just and fair measure of their
Companies Pay War Taxes.
"Section. 1 further provides that
ordinary taxes, national and state,
shall as now be paid out of operat
ing revenue; but war taxes accruing
under the act of October J. 1917, are
to be paid by the companies out of
their own funds, or charged against
the standard return.
"In other words, the holders of rail
road securities are to bear their own
just portion of the war burden.
"Section 1 also requities that each
agreement shall contain- adequate and
appropriate provisions for the main
tenance and depreciation of the prop
erty and the creation of reserves so
we cordially invite you to a special exhibition of the latest types of
Cadillac cars We have practically every type for immediate de
livery and have several of these in unusual color combinations.
You should see this exhibition in our new show rooms on Farnam
street at 26th.
The Cadillac Victoria
The finest development of a practical type
No automobile is better suited to the
varied requirements of the family than
this stylish convertible car for the
comfortable accommodation of four.
The arrangement of seats, the distribu
tion of weight on the chassis and the
spring' design combine to provide a
surprising and unusual comfort at
speed on average country roads. Tour
ing averages of thirty miles per hour
are comfortably possible.
Easy to handle and trim in appearance,
it is in great favor for town use.
Authorized Factory Distributor., .
Phone Harney 710. Farnam St, at 26th.
Open to the air a:.J sunshine
... ... ... I.. Ill I Ml 111 ... ...
that the properties may, at the euc
of federal control, be returned to the
owners in a condition substantially
equivalent to their condition when
taken over by the government.
"There has, of course, been much
discussion as to the fairness and jus
tice of the proposed amount of the
standard return. ,
The rights of owners must be tested
by present conditions not by some
theory of capitalization never made
operative under federal or state law
or generally followed by the courts."
Chairman Smith explained-that in
case of controversy over compensa
tion, the bill permits-an sppeal to
the courts of claims.
The committee recommends, the re
port says, that improvements made
by the government, while the-carriers
are under government control, shou'd
go to the railroads when they arc
returned to the security holders.
' This should be arranged through an
agreement between the carriers and
Council to Take Up Fire
Apparatus Matter Friday
The city council will take up the
fire apparatus discussion ' Friday
morning at 10 o'clock.- The commis
sioners will consider the proposition
of asking five practical automobile
men to assist in preparation of speci
fications to be submitted to bidders
on fire trucks.