SUNDAY STATE JOURNAL, SUNDAY foENING, AUGUST 25, 1907. GOSSIP OF THE WESTERN LEAGUE. The battle- for the. "Western league pennant Is fast Bearing a conclusion and with only, three weeks more of play "Pa" Rourke's Omaha club l- till In the van, with Des Moines and Lincoln, sprinting along but. a few games in the rear, ready to snatch the bunting- In case the sterling give any evidence of faltering in the last few lumps toward the wire.. The deteats administered to Oman by Lincoln early last week gave hope that the sterlings were on the verge of the clump which has been so Ion? predicted but which has never materialised. These reverses furnished Des Moines an opportunity to recover tome of the lost ground, but the champs of the past two seasons encountered trouble of their own in the serine with Pueblo and dropped the majority of the five games. Lincoln had Just concluded a disastrous series with Des Moines and the relative standing of the three leaders was not materially changed. At this stage of the race It is quite apparent that Omaha is tq emerge victorious. It Is not yet too late foi the sterlings to, tumble and be nosed wr-it the finish, but such a result is scarcely probable, as the Rourke ag- mvntlnti Ih traveling ftlnnr rflinfnrt. ably, its pitching ..staff is In superb fettle and the sterling now liave a lead which promises to be maintained trntil, the finish. e( the pennant conflict. ... Des Moines and Lincoln are running neck and neck and It is a pretty light between the pair as to the outcome for second place. The goslings are confident that tho honor la destined to ome their way, as the champs must come to Lincoln next Saturday for several frames. Des Moines has been a fairly easy proposition for the Holmes trlhe on the home grounds and the dope 13 that the goslings ought- to capture a .majority or the coming games. . . -" Denver - has encountered the most disastrous eastern trip of the season. A month ago the bears had aspirations to finish rn the first division but as the record now stands they will be fortu-j Rate to escape dropping to firth place, making way before the Pueblo Indian, who have been cOming at a terrifies clip and playing a quaUtypf ball second t none of .the clubs in the .circuit. Pueblo and Denver are to finish the season at home, each with a long ring of games, but there Is little robabiiity that either can - hope to make ud so much Inst ground and break Into the first division. - -' Sioux City has been playing much better ball during the past, two weeks and ha been grabbing a large majority of the games during Its recent stay at home. The packers, however, are still anchored in the last hole and can scarcely hope to mount higher on the ladder hi view of the fact that they must play a series in Lincoln and then go west for the finish Jn Colorado. . The following averages of the Lincoln elub include all games prior to August H: - : 1 laoUvldaal Batting;. Last H. Pet. Wfc. US .296 .303 ! AB. R. .... 460 68 .. 26H 8S 4W 76 .... 434 66 7 .... m us .... 461 52 .... 44 45 .... 236 IS .... 130 15 .... m 12 65 7 .... 89 7 rFVnlon Holmes Kctchem Fox Reddlck Gagnier- ...,.V,M.,, Thomas ........... Davidson ......... Sullivan McKay ............ Zinram- Jones etlmme! ........... 77 .288 133 .277 HJ .290 .293 263 3t "6 256 19 .257 109 .248 res 104 52 238 .237 229 .S 221 .223 30 .231 .219 3 .193 14 .147 .201 .148 U .146 '.149 -.120 .098 The- PHehlna Recerd. ' -'- ' ' '' " ; Last Won. Lost. Pet. Wk. Clcotte 18 J4 ,53 .sm Jones 1 13 . 652 . 57t McKay ...f , M 1J .539 .B6S Btlmmel & .629 .633 The Western league statistics which appear weekly In the Des Moines Register-Leader are the most accurate published by any of the papers in the circuit. - ; . f Jack Frost, formerly with Sioux Ctty and Lincoln, has drooped : out at Charleston. 8. C., in the South Atlantic league, and : is now playing with a emi-professlonal team in Pennsylvania, The Denver club la the biggest disappointment of all the club in the "Tip" O'Neill league. With a winning aggregation. . Tebeau and Burke stood to make a bushel of coin this season. Even as It Is thev will be several thou sand ducats to the good. Just as soon as the sterlings ben lose at home, the Omaha paners 1n-ribly break loose and begin to print rank stuff at the expense of the victorious visitors. ' As trouble-fomenters and hard losers the Omaha scribes are entitled to tha whole bakeshop. "Pa" Rourke was' at least din'o-matic. Instead of punching TJmp're Conahan's head In public, he took the unlucky arbitrator under the erand-tand at Omaha and gave the latter a trimming. It 'was, cot expected that the Omaha papers'wbuld mention the Incident. ' ,. . k v . v . x.m. . uniiw. hi Oliver, was the most effective twirler in the W'estern league early " In the season, but he haa been getting his bum 01 with sh-x:klnr regularity of late Charley is paying the penalty of pitching too many curve balls, Just as was predicted. 1 ..Georere Stamagle. who caused Mam ager Holmes all kind a of trouble last year by jumping to the Tri-state outlaws and was l&ter sold to Altoona for fLOOa Ducky" getting the money. Is out of the game with an Injured ankle, , It fe said that the bone was Wintered and there are fears that h's ball playing days are over for all time. "-""T" Tackert. who has been sold by Lincoln, to Waterloo, la.. with the privilege of repurchase whenever "Ducky" wants him, ha at brother playing the. outfield with Hutchinson . In the Western aeoeitton. George, by the way, has been tearing thtnsra t In the Iowa league and ' has beaten very club' he has faced. His record is now five ttraight wins. Two of his games jiave been shutouts. "Zaek" is expected- to rejoin the goslings after 4September 1. It all depends' upon whether or not Manager "Ducky" decides-that he needs him. A few weeks ago when the goslinrs' Infield failed te cover third sack and let an Omaha runner sprint from first to thin! on a sacrifice, . few ef the fans thought It was brush ball and declared themselves outspokenly t tUat effect. This pies is orten pulled elf. even in the big leagues. The average crank certainly will admit that the Chlcage white sox play inside ball ' and have their heads ud most of the time, which Is the reason they are .world's champs, but the facts are the . box were tripped up this very wav only last week. In a rarae with the ' Philadelphia athletics, the -first of the visitors to go to bat drew a free vass to first. The next btsmn sacrificed. rtnmnlnr til Hall 4a th. . 1 baseman, who caught his man at first. The runner, who was Topsy Hart sol. scooted to second and broke or third when he discovered that - Phortstoo George Davis, one of the deans of Jraaeball, u slow in starting to protect the bag. The two hd a race of It. but Hartsel got to third with the throw- and was safe, A moment later he scored on a short single, whereas Vm he would never reached the plate but for Davis slumber. Manager Lew Drill has no information whatever concerning the reported sale of the Pueblo club and franchise to the Boston Americans to be used by the latter as a farm for its young players. The deal. If It has really been made, might not - be to Pueblo's disadvantage. - One thing certain, the other Western league club owner would nut have any Kick coming If it would boost the attendance in the Colorado town, for Pueblo is the weak sister- In the circuit from the box of- angle. '1 he reputed figure of $15.-000, however, Is mostly moonshine. The Pueblo business men, who are behind the club; ha . i ween digging into their pockets for three seasons to keep the wheels moving and they would be only 1 f-' - AVM.W too glad to sell for. one-third of that sum. -- - j - - : 1 Lincoln and Des Moines have been having d. aog eat do; time of it all season.it was-Lincoln which twice. hauled the Iowans out of flrst place. the .3oslings being directly responsible for Omaha assuming the leadership. Finally the goslings t Invaded Des Moines for the last series of the sea son and. the champs proceeded to bag four straight games, practically ..putting Lincoln out of it In the battle for tho pennant. Both Des Moines and . r . -1 . i" EDDIE CICOTTE : Here u a splendid likeness of Eduie Clcotte. one of the Lincoln . club's crack pitchers, wtiose release has been sold by Manager' Holmes to the Boston Americans for $2,500. , Cicotte Is to finish the Western league season with Lincoln. Lincoln hate to see Omaha grab the bunting, but neither the goslings nor the champs would quit fighting the other when It came to games between themselves. The situation furnishes the best proof obtainable that professional baseball Is a square sport and that the tossing of games Is an impossibility. ... -.- While the big league scouts are perambulating through . the Western league they ought toj think twice before passing up Harry White, Denver's first .sacker. White plays the game well from every possible standpoint. He la a consistent, free hitter, and- has a habit of landing his swats when they do the most damage.- He ttelds the bag beautifully end Is not lacking in ginger, an essential quality to success. Two of the American league clubs, Cleveland and Boston, both need a first baseman. White is the man they are looking for. There Is no better first baseman than White In minor league company and he seems to be getting better with each game. If Denver is able to retain him for next season it will be a wonder. Ball play-era of the White caliber don't grow on every bush. t .. Lincoln fans who have seen the Chicago white sox club In action during the summer say it is little wonder that Lee Quillin Is anxious to get back to Lincoln and play under "Ducky." One ' Lihcolnite, who was In Boston two weeks ago, insists that "Sadie" is up against a clique composed of the older players on the sox payroll, who seem determined to keep Quillin from winning a place as a rerular en the club. "The Lincoln man took particular pains to watch the sox In practice. Quillin played - a deep third while the preliminaries were in prog-re, but when Rohe went to the bench Quillin moved over to cover the sack. It was noticeable that the sox inflelders threw -the ball around promiscous- 1 V hilt tViv wr r.ipfil nvkf in I heave the phere In je's direction so that he might get ail the benefit of the workout. .: Quillin has been quick to note the partiality and Is fairly frantic to come to Lincoln on a loan so that he might play every day and thus become more proficient In his profession. There Is slight chance for such good tuck, however. Comiskey is willing, but Clark Griffith had his eye on Quillin for month and refuses to ' I ii " .' f it'- ' 1 -""-) waive. Comiekey. as a result,! is .keeping Quillin on the bench, although . it-would take a lot of arguing1 to convince Western ' league critic . that "Sadie1 can't outplay Rohe; byi a city block. 1 - ' , fij .(.. ; "Ducky" Holmes d'XlaxAS that the game iven to Des MoneU byi forfeit at Lincoln's expense ten : days ago won't tobnt in the; percentage liable and that President Tip" muetjtbss It out or there will be several j kinds of a row In the higher councils of the le..gue. Manager Holmes asserts that Umpire Haiell left. the p-dund after the first game without giving; bim .any notice. The next thing he knew the Des; Moines playersV-had Stakei the field for the .second game with Catcher Shannon as umpire. "Ducky"' positively refused to stan fori Shannon's 3A33U Snapshots of two of Lincoln's pitchers In file act of hurling the balL', .;. umpiring and Insists that I the rules plainly (; specify that when player umpires are used both mehj shall be selected; by mutual agreement. He says he , was tired of taking player umpires, as the games are seldom-satisfactory, and ho stood pat- against Shannon, his club not taking! the. field. President O'Neill threw oUtl a. game forfeited by Des Moines a month ago at Pueblo, and it remains to beseen whether or not he will '.f insist -.upon giving Des Moines the best; of It all the way. through. ,:( C) J Tot rank viclousness at least two of the Omaha newspaper scribes are entitled to the pennart, even If "Pa Rourke's sterlings prove unable to grab the championship ; ragi on-; the ball field. The efforts of i the nee scribe, who seems to be mora bilious than the others,-to advertise Jimmy Sullivan as a hoodlum anfi blackguard will be given scant consideration by the patrons of baseball In jLlhcoln wh6 know Jimmy as a clean,, barja, working v.ti niau.r. irtf va rs thfl. Kee .ana World-Herald--have - fomented -.. strife within th Western. leaEuej chiefly be cause they are haird ' losers i and have not been able to stand the taff of defeat Two years ago the j. Cantillon. brothers, who had purchtpad the Des Moines franchise, com mitteid ' the- unpardonable sin of assembling a ball club which walloped Omaha at nearly, every turn. At once they j were branded in the Omaha papers as four dbgs. Last year the Des Moinesi inaSnates. repeated the dose and ither vicious jiewspaper attacks eontlhped.-iThis season 'Ducl?y " Holmes- ciuw naa occn a thorn in the side of the Omaha ag-; gregationf whereupon the ftmutmiH bas beenr-turned toward Lincoln - in; an effort to beslime Its ball isiilub. ; "Pa''! Rourke; meanwhile,- Is paying' the freight- Every nnblished -by his newspaper boosters detriment ; nn.in. finhsi n ver accusation deal- ing in vue personamies t'".":" hoi-mfui tn the business!! end of the game. Baseball is a great sport and,! under right conditions, . ij3 entitled toj popular supjjort,-ut the surest way. on earth to kill the Interest and the attendance Js to - villlf y j ;the players Most club owners reajizsiitjhat, the in-' crease in the box omce receipts in re- cent years has not been due solely to-i cause the players are cleaner person--.i ii.. t.. v.Qri .-lnt tn An jrlth the im-; ' popular belief, and it is ffell foundea. j. ; ...Mike" Tiermanf "Silent that the same Is getting; ;cleaner ' be- I wv,M sn)) tittle hut knocked proved conditions at the; - box otnce. Connor . sb1f and- burly and a The Omaha magnate wifl; find to hts narveloug ..gWiper" of line hits when sorrow before long that nthe pewspa-- hg was "first" basemRu for the giants pers of his town .cannot. continue : to, jivesr'at' Waterburv,: Conn.. -Occasion-; heap abuse upon.. visiting!.. clubs witn.-ienT. he naa tabbed In minor league out .suftering from. a resnltant dwm- i baSeball.- ' - aims jn .m " ! Then "Pa" will, saueai ana oegin to look about him for a typewriter muz zle. -!- ' ' " 'N ' - ', v I THE VAGRANT. ' if - - I r! ' He earns unto the door of Heaven, Free as of old and gayji, , ' what hmt thou done." the norter cried "That thou should'st Ta this .- j ' ili '.-' ''.-' j "Hast fed the hungry, clothed tho poor?" The vagrant shook his; head. ,(I drank my wine ana 1 was glad. But 1 did not give them bread. - v 1 1 . - "Hast prayed upon the'altfr steps?" "Nav. but I loved thet sun." "Hast wept?" The blossoms the'spring I gathered every one.' "But what fair deed en'st! . .Llki liitht. one radiant! thoii' present? beam?' "I robbed no ch'ld of bis; fairy tale. yo areamer or nis aream. - 1 , By : Anna McClure Sholl, in Appleton Magazine. I1- . ' t Jealousy Is nothing more than- a tacit admishuo ov our own inferiority. Josh Billings. (.ij f "Farmer" Bums " Illustrating the oe lock, the deadliesthold known to the wrestle tare matches at the Auditorium la jUacoIo, during state fair week. .VETERTN PLAYERS . s 1 IN MANY CALLINGS -"! , ; rr""rrr to W ho was the bsp-knovnVball plaver in the history of the national game? There Is a question about which there may be some conflict of opinion. It is not an unfair venture, "however. to--sy that 4fr was Adrian Cor&tantino 'Anson. ffcr many years the heal of tho Chief go club .of., the National league. - ' f . - TX'.-rvthlns; considered, it Is ;, probable, that thqVname of Anson carried -i ,;f 1 T . 1 , ARCHIE further and more conspicuously among baseball enthusiasts and among those who were not full blown enthusiasts than that of any other player who had i to do velth the sport. ' " . ..la Variona Occapatloas. , ,' -Discussion of ' the veterans recalls the various occupations rhey are -following since' leaving, the game. - Albert G.- Spalding went directly from the baseball field to the business otflco. There are gray haired men who speak with veneration to this day of "Al". Spalding's wonderful- success as a pitcher. He was a pitcher, too, In the fullest definition of the word, for In -his day they tossed the ball to the Ubatter with the slow underhand motipn which was the foundation of the present .school ot delivery. George Wright, one of the - most graceful and one of the . most accurate Inflelders of hia day, is a prosperous merchant ..in Boston. , . Anson was one of the original "stone wall fence." That term camet In i' vogue -When Awson. played- first.' Ffeffer played second. Williamson shortstop j and -Tommy" -Burns third for Chicago. "There's nothing can get by this etone wall,? said the Chicago critics proudly. There was little that could. Only two are left out , of the. wall Pfeffer and Anson. .. .- -.j ' -,. ' : . y-: ) 'V Diar Four' jWas Noted. Another great combination was the "Big Pour."- From the Atlantic to the Pacific there-, was no. ball .player but had heard of -theinfThey vplayed with Buffalo and wefti sold to Detroit. "Deacon Jim" White was their senior. The - other ' three , were "Jack" '.. Rowe, ' Hardie Richardson and "Dan-" Brouth-eri.- i"Dan" lasted longer In the game than any of them. Only recently "he wasspwner and manager of a team at WaDDinsrer'a' Falls, in this state. Now j he is Th New York picking up odd Jobs j here and there as an umpire and look Ing for a place to open business. i- I'Deacon Jim" White is in business In Buffalo. "Jack" Rowe Is a tobacco dealer In Denver and Hardie Richardson is in business , In the western part of this state.:..;.- ;.;? ' f'Jack" Rowe was a fine Inflelder. Shortstop--was his-position. So was jjar(jje R(chartfson, who played second, wen. Mike." the bnlli ovel. the fence two ior, three times i. : - i .r -xr.. : John Motrtgomery" wara.. snortstop of the. team. Is a successful lawyer In the city with a -large practice. He has a beautiful country- home at Babylon, N. Tf and is attaiilinj fame as one of the leading - golfers oT the United States.- Ward - is well-to-do, prosper-us and as fond of baseball as he ever was, although hisf personal ambition to., become a high-cias golfer keeps him away from, the games to some extent..- .. - "Mickey" Welch, the famous ' drop ball pitcher, and the father of many children Is prosperously conducting a hotel at Holyoke. Mass. . - f '';-" Rnsle Is .Plllns Lumber. .' . 1 Amos Busla. ; "Little Amle." -. the "Hoosier: Thunderbolt," flew across the baseball sky ilke a meteor. Not-yet ef age, he pitched his first professional baseball game for the Indianapolis " ciub against Cleveland in the latter city In 1889 and was sent back to Indianapolis that night to continue work, in the mattress factory from which ha had been taken. t Tet John T. Brush had great faith r -.7 that Rusle would some day make a wonderful pitcher and took him from the factory and put him on his In-dlanapoHs team the following pprlng. From that followed Rusie's transfer to New York and his spectacular career in the "big league." 1 He made a name for himself from one side of the United States to the -other, but living, "in New York was too much of a wftcrfly career for the- milkiner and soon he bepart to' falter. Now 4re" Is pilins; lumber In a yard In southern Indiana for S1.5Q a flay after pitching basehnll for J150 a gam?. "K V Drlchj-nty,. Y,-e nsin an fnm'.'ar a.-. !h-t of naeVftl!. an -.H; fielder-who had Tio-Ved the ball aver more fences than aLnnt anv pl-)v.r who ever lived and , -vVre r nnl'l"-! for tnaVtng lng distjnee hits v as STI MM EL. marvelous, either was pushed oft or walked off a traini crossing from tho United States to Canada and his body was swept over Niagara Falls. , "Doc" Bushong, I Brooklyn's great catcher is a Brooklyn dentist: "Chief Zimmer. . the Cleveland catcher and the first professional to eatch all the games of one Championship season. Is an umpire -in the Southern league, while W'ilbert Robinson, another of the old Athletics, Jolly.j fat and nimble m spite of his inches and , weight, is a hotel-keeper In Baltimore.; Comiskey's position Is too prominent In the ball world to need mention. ' .41 .m AA.lA.t.J..t.AAAAJ.AAAA.tAJ.A.l.A T " T "I" I" V 4 I I TTTTTTTT -1 -- -- .- :l -- -- CHAMPION SWIMMER " TELLS, OF1 STROKfE ' "'- ' - ; ;;;, - :. - '--J . Just now the crawl stroke Is all the rage, at least with ; those who want to swim fast. Almost anyone can learn It by following the advice of C. M. Daniels the American and English champion swimmer and holder of several world's records, which is given here. - - -Another -phase of swimming treated by Daincls Is the newest style of swimming on the back, i Of late it has become a recognized event in all the big meets both here and in England, so Its , most J Important points should be mastered by all who indulge In the sport. Says Daniels: ."The crawl stroke which experts have come to look upon as the stroke of the future Is a; combination of an abbreviated overarm and; peculiar leg drive, learned by the .Australians from the natives of the South sea Islands. The leg drive cannot be called a kick; it is a continuous up and down alternate thrash of the lower legs from the knee down 1 . "In Australia the action of the arms and legs la synchronous . that Is,- the right arm Comes back as the left leg goes down and vice 1 versa. - In America with few! execeptlons the arms and' legs are worked independently, and the thrash -has a narrower scope, the legs being opened less. "That our system Is the best seems undoubted, If theory counts for anything In swimminj?. Robert Sandon whom I consider jone , of the world's leading authorities; on aquatic matters, explains the reason in a manner IJ think convincing. v System of Teaeblma; Crawl. "He asks us to I watch; the flight of a flat stone that has been thrown hard along the surface of the water and note Its progress. So long as the, flat side strikes the water It bounces on without a check Until its momentum ceases, but let even the smallest portion become Immersed j i and It is brought to a sudden stop, its flight checked Instantly,-po matter how great Its speed. "Apply this to 'swimming, now. In the trudgeon or. even In the Austrail-ian crawl when swimming easily there Is a time when the propelling forces pause,' the body sinks lower in the water and a check Is noted, -In some swimmers a very. decided one. "In the American cra'wl Instead, the continuous action of the legs, keeps .the body constantly in motion, so that there Is no check! or sinking and the stroke must, perforce be faster. - "There are as many varieties of the crawl nowadays as there are swimmers using it. No two swim it alike, and almos . tevery one ' exhibit method of his own. i .- "To learn the American crawl start with the arms. In fact, you will V : - I Si v i wrestling art. "Farmer" Burns Is to -. 1 . probably do well not to use the leg at all until you can swim about fitly yards with your arms only. . "Lie fiat on the water, with the arms a little bent at the elbows and stretched out above your head. Th wrists should be Just beyond youi head, and ooen a little,, the palms of the hnnds turned downward. "Catch the water with a decide snap snd drive the hands through at a brisk pace, always bent at the elbow until they reach the hip, then 1'ft them forward, with the elbow well un in the air. The under arm is started just as the upper one finishes. For : I he kick "wove the legs ' up and down alternately keeping them, stifT at tho hip aim noltlinj the kn ilojfcstnRetuer. -There is Hula 'diffi culty in learning tHls if oua knows isow. -re . snouid be done, du: tno Deal way after reading the description is to watch it In action. ... ' "To imitate it: without having read it up lit not easy; and so to acquire it without seeing It to narder still, but with the rtep at both a few- days, of practh.-tt' wilt be sufficient. ' "Don't eien the feet more than twelve or eighteen inches from heel to toe. The real difficulty In the crawl Is in working the anus and legs Into a -smooth stroke- and also Jn learning to- hold the tiring leg drive - over a given distance. Both are a matter of practice. -' 1 . , FoatttoB of the Dodr. ; . "The position ;of the body In - the crawl la flat on the face. - There should., bo:. hardly any rolling and breath should he taken only every twi I or three strokes by .a .quick twist of j the head as the upper arm. is being. brought down. " The time for exhaling is as the under arm goea forward. "When the crawl la swum slowly ae It Is over the distances, the arm stroke Is -lengthened and the legs are Blowed according to' the length of the race. In this case a breath is. taken at every stroke. :.. - " i. " "Now; as to-swlmming' on' the back Those few who are students of the back stroke have'Tittempted to adapt the latest xneeil strokes ' to 1 back swimming, and while . , the success j. achieved .has not proved decisively the i superiority of any -one form there are three-strokes now. being used. -' i "The first--Is 'a counterpart of the breast stroke,, altered only to suit the different poBilipns. . . - .The arms, instead of i recovering In the water, are lifted into- the air to get the full reach and the , action -much resembles that of a windmill. - - 1 "The second has this same arm action with the legt drive of the crawl and the third Is-identical, except in asmuch as the arms move alternately as In the trudgeon instead of together as in the , breast stroke. Of course In alternating, a decided roll Is given to the body. .' .-' ; WHAT'S IX A SAMBt :. i Freak , Cograewens In Boebll :- lastapees" In Brerjr Leasee. Taken collectively, the names of ball players throughout the -country are as -peculiar as anything connected with -the tspo'rt. The combinations are Etrange-soundlng and unusual In many. cases, but more often the significance of the name la in direct opposition to the character and work of the player. Everyone from a Hogg to a - Lord seems to be In the port. Even- an Angel has recently come . to notice, and It Is said umpires deny the appropriateness of the name. According to "the latest bulletin of Secretary Farrell, Ed L. Goes from Springfield to Oklahoma City, but that Is not strange, Springfield being in Missouri the management probably had to be shown. To the religiously inclined there is some consolation in the sport, Sunday basebaU4 notwithstanding, says an exchange. Pope is with Terre Haute, ' Pastor holds down short for Norwich; Conn., Pastorlous pitches for Brooklyn, and an eminent player, De-vine,, Is center fielder -for Lawrence. Kane .also plays left field for Brockton when he is able, which Is considered a "bum Joke." On the other bamJ. Daum catches for Lynn, and the fans nee fail to mention his name in - a loud Voice when he lets runners steal second. Dang, a little more polite, is second baseman for Qulncy. West pitches for New Haven, and Walter East plays seoo'nd base for Akron. South is a member of the South Atlantic league, but North can't be found. One of the beet combinations is a battery that works at Du-Bols, Pa. Watosky pitches to Busin-sky, which Is going some. Meek holds down first base 'for Birmingham, but as yet Moses has not butted into the game. Noah, however, flings for -Newcastle, Pa., and is said to be one of the greatest rainy-day pitchers In the business. The women are well repre sented. MUse is left fielder for Mar-shalltown. Ruby Is right field for Springfield. Lizette plays first for Rock Island. Ethelbaum Is a pitcher for Eau Claire. Hazel works at second for Oshkosh arid Magie is Utlca's first baseman. Bell- pitches for Brooklyn, while Hose plays second for Burlington. Marguerite and Sadie may -come out next season. Steel of Wllkesbarre Is said to be one of the greatest base runners In the business. Noyes of Hartford doesn't live up to his name and never Is seen on the coaching lines. Fred Snow, with Lansing, is a great cold weather player, and Winters of Boston usually makes good on a hot July day. Thus it wilt be seen that there Is little or nothing in a name. Chill is a Central league umpire and Els is a Burlington dinger. Bert Blue, who- catches for Columbus and Is wanted by half the big league teams in the country. Is one of the most cheerful men In baseball and continually works with his face wreathed In smiles.' George Upo, a pitcher with the same club, is a steady man and seldom if ever ascends. Blough recently . Joined the Marlon O. and P. league team, and when hit far two singles in the ninth Inning struck out the next two men. Just by the way. It might be well to mention that In Lee Sage Oshkosh has one of the wisest guys in baseball. For unusual names the Virginia league, taken collectively, has it on all the rest. Loos plays right field for Portsmouth, Lavlnder pitches for Danville, Flowers does the same for Roanoke, while Henn Is 'an outfielder with Danville. Reg-gy works at short for the same club, but Algernon and Per-civa) have not been discovered. To cap the climax Salve pitches about once a week for Richmond. That Is going some for one league. Graver Laudermllk Is with Matoon.' - Tant pitches for Keokuk. The Eastern league has quite a collection of pitchers, in Vowinkle and Tosier, Buffalo; Hesterfer, Toronto; Pfanmiller, Jersey City; Papplau and Bannister, Rochester. Plijmmer, Qulncy; Barbour, New London, and Mason, Troy, represent the trades. Lemon is a catcher in the west and in spite of the handicap of his cognomen nobody has suggested tying, a can on him. Schopp works for Aagusta and House for Marshalltown. while Louis Hall does stunts at Sioux City. Charlie Starr is conceded to be the leading shortstop of the O. and P. league, working at Youngstown. while Redman, catcher there, wear a complexion Which often causes Inquiry If he is a descendant of a "big chief." There" are all sorts of, colors In the garner Blue, Columbus; White, Chicago Black, who used to be in Oil City; Green of Milwaukee; Brown of Chicago, and a few others. And there sure is nothing in a name, when Upp pitches steadily. Lemon is a finished player, and Young is the oldest pitcher In organized ball. 1 i-- The literary .people are the most Jealous or all the professions. This proves to me that thare Is the most frauds amung them. Josh BI.Vdes. . GRIDIRON SEASON . -4T AT NEBRASKA UNI Kebraaka'e football Sckedale. Sept. 38 Peru state normal at Lincoln. Oct. 5 South Dakota university at Lincoln. Oct. 15 Or)nnll college at Llnfloln Oct. 19 Minnesota university at Minneapolis. Oct. M-JCofornilo university at Lincoln. Nov. 2 Amen agrles at, Lincoln. Nov. 9 Kansas university at Lincoln. ' Nov. ' W Denver university lit Lincoln.. , Nov. S3 loane college at Lincoln. Nov. 28 St, Louis university at St.. Louis. - ! - . , ' - - ' t -. ,. , ' The whang of the pigskin will soon be making music for football fanatics -at- Nebraska ' university. . Manager of athletics Eager has fixed the date for the inauguration of practice on Mon. day, September 9, on Nebraska field, and has summoned the veteran players and candidates for places on the 'varsity eleven to appear on -that date to don the .moleskins and get busy in preparation for. a season of activity., "King" Cole, the new coach.' has been notified and Is expected .to be on hand to -take charge of the cornhusker warriors from tho initial day of practice ,' Captain Jobn Weller has been actlm with Manager Eager In summoning the candidates and both have been Jn ' communication with virtually every veteran player eligible for the eleven of 1907. Tho list indicate Nebraska ! to be represented by. a football eg-, gregation of more thanordlnary ability and the captain arifl the manager are ' both ' fairly sanguine, that the cornhuskers are' 'to have another golden! year, such as several seasons ago under Booth, when the cornhuskers swept "the platter clean In the west' and attained rare prominence tn the college world of athletics. It .now appears reasonably certain that the Nebraska back field of a year ago' will be Intact for another season. Captain -Wellr is to appear at his old plaee at right half, while Schmidt and Littly- and due to return, Hugh Craig, last year's: plunging fullback, also la booked to-play his o)d position. The line promises to be especially formidable. - ' Chaloupka apd Harvey, the guards,' are anxiously1 watting trie return of the " moleskin season, while Matters and Rice, the two tackles, ara expected to register for classes -under "King" Cole! ' Sid Collins, one of the most promising football candidates In . the list at Nebraska fh years. Is billed to capture the center position, although there, will be other candidates' to -funllsh- opposition, .Johnson and McDonald, last year'n ends will not b In. school this year, having cut loos by the' graduation process, but ther . will be, no lack of promising youngsters to take their place. "Pip" Cooke, last season's' quarter, iri-a probability as an end. Cooke is too liable to in-Jury to make a thoroughly satisfactory quarter, whereas he should shin . at end, playing that position on tht-. offense and going back to guard tb4 grfal on the defense. Cooke's unusua! speed should make him a handy roan . to lug the ball on forward passes and trick plays. ' . Quarterback will be well cared for by Minor, a freshman last year end an experienced quarterback on the spunky and unbeaten Lincoln high nchool 01 two and three years ago. ' Minor in superb material for quarter and will have a cinch on the position, according to tho advance dope, unless "Babe" Hawley appears upon .the scene,' In which event Coach Cole will have two high class quarterbacks on his hands and will then be In a position to use them in alternate games. The freshman squad of 190 contained several sterling football perform-' ers who were good enough for plnoes on the 'varsity but were barred by tha one year rule. By calling on the former f reshles, ' the coacfi should experience little, trouble irv assembling one of . the most formidable football elevens" In the athletic history of the cornhusker institution. Tho schedule Is one of the most attractive arranged - at Nebraska In years. It will afford the cornhuskers the opportunity to regain the Missouri valley laurels they forfeited last season, as It concludes with ' a game in which their opponents will - be St. Louis university, western champions for 1906. Minnesota does not promise to be so formidable as a year ago, the gophers having lost Ittner and several other stars by graduation. Nebraska has trimmed Minnesota previously on the gridiron and Manager Eager has been figuring it out that the cornhuskers are duo to turn the trick once again. The Ames and Kansas defeats are to be avenged and, altogether, the approach of the gridiron season at . Nebraska fairly radiates with hope. I WRESTLING TOURNEY DURING STATE FAIR Knights of the mat. famed th world over to devotees of the wrestling game, are to compete In Lincoln during stare fair week in a tournament which promises to eclipse all wrestling carnivals in the history of Amer-, lean sport. The following well known, mat, artists are to participate: Frank Gotch, heavyweight champion of the world. ' "Farmer" Burns, mtddlew eight champion of the world. George Faulkner, heavyweight champion of Canada. , . , John Erickson.' heavyweight champion of the Dakotas. Paul Donke. middleweight , champion of the Dakotas. John Byrnes, middleweight champion of Iowa. - . John Voss, middleweight champion of Illinois. . . - Matt Simmer, the world's strongest man at heavyweight lit -ing and a mixed wrestler without - a peer in America. S x ' .. - ' This galaxy of wrestling stars will participate In the tournament, which is to be held In the Lincoln auditorium beginning Monday, September S, and con lnue nightly until tha end of the week. Gotch has been engaged to wrestle on two of tha nights, the dates to be determined bv the progress ot the tournament. "Farmer" Burns, on of tha best known cch-as -catch-can wrestlers In the world. Is to be a contestant three of the nights. In addition to which the auditorium management has engaged Burns to preside as master of ceremonies at all matches in which he does not take part. Burns is to give a lecture on wrestling each night, during which he will demonstrate the various holds used by th most successful wres'lers. As a climax ' to the tournament, Gotch and Burns are to wrestle three falls, although if the various matches develops the fact that there is a better wrestler than Burns on the list, the Utter Is t .meet Gotch In the final match. - The prises for the tournament offered by the auditorium management total $2,500. This Is more- money than was ever before hung up for an-athletle carnival of this nature. The auditorium management Was anxious to arrange some form of thrilling entertainment for state fair visitors and decided upon the wrestling tournament idea as the best means of accomplishing tha end. Popular rrlces are to rule throughout the entire week. 'tha best reserved seats being marked at $1. the remainder of the house selling Cor 76 and M cents. ' '
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