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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JANUARY 2, 1UU).
- 1IETZ TEAM WINS TOURNET No Other Ono Comes Within Hundred Pint of Leaden. BRODEGAARD CROWNS SECOND Mora Trlpk( I.oee Manor by Tea PI as litrmt la ponnlea mm llnglti Keep at Hick 1 Point. Tho five-men event of tht city bowline tournament cam to a clone at the Metro politan alley Friday, the winning team being the Met Bros., '.eadera of the Omaha Howling' If ague. No other team cam within 100 pin of their acore, made In Tuesday' match. It waa expected aom team would surely set a higher mark, but there was nothing doing. Tha Met team la composed bf Nal, Hartley, Denman, UlaJieney, Huntington and Bprague, all of whom have bowleil on this team for several years." Tha mem bers hava attended national and sectional . tournaments at different times. In tha Cincinnati meet - they !anded In eighth I place among 500 teams, and also took down some money In the double and single con tests. It Is certain they will show up good In the next national meet at Detroit. The Stors Triumphs wera noaed out of second place, the Brodegaard Crowns beat ing them for the pine by ten pins. The double and single events will con tinue at the Francisco aJeya until midnight Monday, January J. After this time all unbowled games will be forfaited. Attendance at the games this year sur passed thst of any otbor. Many faces new to tho alleys took a peep Just to see what a real tournament looks like. Many of the contestants bowled their first tourna ment game In this event, which- probably accounts for some of their poor scores. MCORD-BRADY ADVOS. 1st. 2d. 3d. Total. Mann , m ltd tni gM Urott 14 148 170 4.M Wiley 14fi 1SS 155 4M Reynolds 170 174 171 Bill O. O. Francisco 175 Mf 179 ' R02 Totals S5 811 876 2,53d , . BHUDKUAARD CROWN3. 1st. fd. Jd. Total. Fae-erherg l.TT 0i 172 61 J Vcsa i l 164 Schultl 103 201 115 U Carman M8 147 1H4 47!) Laird 178 U0 M ran Tot ?tala 844 808 80S 2.648 DRE1BU8 CANDY CO. 1st. 2d. 3d. Total. Traynor m 125 17S 4U0 Bran 133 185 157 4i4 Stafford K1 ISO ltf 56 Angolberg 203 lu 170 54:1 Ptlmeau 1S2 tli 171 675 Totals '.. K8 821 , SSS , 2.377 Complete standing of the five-men event: Meta Bros , 2,748 brodegaard Crowns 2.643 Slor TrturnpUa , 2,tM3 Loch's Willow Springs ,62a Klauek's Glendalta Omaha Bicycle Co 2.642 Drelbua Candy Co 2 577 McCord-Brady's Advos 2,530 O'Brien's Monta Chrlstos 2,611 Yousem'a Colts ..; 2 605 Omahaa ., , .,. ,,,,, ig Besclin's Mixers ......2 425 Omaha Bedding Co. I CM Maloneys , ; 2 870 Union Paclfica 2 314 Sprugue Pills I 2,,j ' Kquliable Llfo.. 2472 Doable and Slnglee. " DOUBLES. , , 1st. 2d. 3d. Total. Zimmerman aw zn is C i. Francisco ...ltt i!5 lsu ' la Total 875 Rice' i,g Carter i6l Totals ...... Iwi 1st. Matthes ..,.iA Johnaon m Totals " . .2i 1st. Latey ., igj Bachr igj Totala .jjo Chrlstlanson ii Vale i4j M . iM 1,807 2d. 3i. Total. 100 161 U7 lo4 8j0 648 344 381 l.Otlo 2d. 3d. Total, A 17 648 U1 1 . 48 8')1 376 ' LOW 2d. ad. Total, lkl 182 W auo 108 ,61 336 851 1,088 2d. 3d. Tola). m 210 62 145 170 477 867 3 1,060 i.L 3d. Total, la 186 (18 ltvl 154 4k6 404 340 l.ltf) 2d. 8.1. Total. 187 168 4M lot 164 4iv Totals . Mann .... Bullard . Totals . O Cander Schmidt . ,.882 1st. : 100 .......306 1st. no ...... .166 Totals 318 SINGLES. 1st. Matthes Um Zimmerman lix, C. J. Francisco '..Ml al m,i Ohnesorg .....2i3 Cot fey r. 181 Mann i7 benmidt 1,2 - 337 812 2d. 8d. TTl. 11 2u4 642 I18 Zib UUO 17 10 60S 18 148 602 188 244 666 lu2 Ui 688 in Mi 672 16) lil 601 Taarnaiuent Standings, Standing of the doubles: Nea.e and Spragu Zimmerman and Francisco Blakuney and Huntington Mann aud ttullard Lehman and Stapenhorat Keyt and tieuman Idhtey and Baehr Martla and Scott Mai tin and Balaar Uudenscnwager and Kluuck Fittscher and Walens l'onman and Hartley Chrisllaitsuu and Yale Hire and Carter Weeks and Kerr Thomas and Kncell Gilbreath and Helnrlchs , Matliiwa and Johnson ,, All others be ow 1,000. Standing of the singles: Keyt Ohnesorg 1 Hartley Zimmerman Blakrney Hull Huntington ....1. Zarp v-m tJixlnso.bager Waieni - Mana ' . Klauck. . praxue ........ tstapenhorat H-hIIii . Lehman Fncell C. J. Francisco Rchnelder Matthes Martin Fiitsct.er Johnson ' . .'. Neale Coffty Mia. A. E. HoborU Schmidt , A 1 others Ixtlow 600. 1.214 1,207 1,178 1.10J 1.018 1.0H2 IMi 1.084 1.075 1.073 1.072 1,070 1.083 l.OiiH 1.004 l,uar , 1,017 , 1,002 , 678 , 666 , 607 tiUO . 6.S3 . 6, it , 677 . 677 . 672 , 672 trfi'J . 69 , 6 684 . 663 . 562 . 658 . 661 . 642 . 636 . lii . f81 , 631 . 6:- . 6u . 601 CARIMELL A3, COLLEGE TRAUTLE Will l.eok After Track Istereala at , Muatk tarellaa. NEW YORK, Jan. I -Nat Ca'rtVnell. the former . I'nlvcrrlty . of Pennsylvania sprinter, w.ll roon Join the ranks of col lege trainers. Ha has been asked to coach the University of South Carolina track tram ar.d, so far as la known, Intends to take the place. Cartmell aa i n tha American team at the London Olympics and In tha 100-meter final waa beaten by Reggie Walker, the South African. lnce then Nat baa beaten Walker threo times In match raoea at 1ft) yaids and once In a 23-yard dash caught and passed the ld from the veldts before the half-way mark had been reached and nrver waa hoaded. - tinMll UrtTen lnte gnaw. ST. JOHKPH. Mo. Jan.' I. A blaze early this morning at Uallarln, Mo., drove a e ore of gumts fnun the Woodruff hotol In their nli(ht tint tire. Many of them lov. their hatigotce. but norm w.-a Injured ex c. H from -iui. The hotel was de-aa'U. MEN WnO CONTROL BASEBALL (Continued from First Page.) Browns, la a Mound City banker, who has plenty of money. Mr. Hedges went Into baae ball as an amusement venture, but be haa become one of the strongest men In tha American league. Like Shlbe, he nan spent a larga sum In Improving his plant and Is well ahead of the gams" In St. Loula from a financial point of view. The Detroit club is owned by Frank J. Navln, who Is the president, and a rich lumber merchant named Thomas Yaw key. President Navln Is strictly, a base ball fan. He has large business Interests In the west which occupy his time during the winter months, but the summer ha devotes entirely to base ball. Yawkey does not take an active Interest in the affairs of the Detroit club, but ha fol lows the doings of Jennlnga' champions closely. Navln waa so enthusiastic when the Tigers won the pennant In 1808 that he gava to the players a 115,000 bonus, In addition to their share of the world's aeries receipts, and last fall when they captured tha pennant again ha raised sal aries with extreme liberality. John T. Brush, the reputed owner of the New York Giants, has been Interested In professional base ball off and on for twenty years,' He wa Identified with a clothing atore In Indianapolis, when ha became president of tha club In that eclty and aold his players to John B. Day of tha New York club In 1880 for 160,000. By a strange combination of circumstances Brush got the Cincinnati club In 1881 for absolutely f nothing and he held on to It for nearly ten years when he sold out to Garry Herrmann for about $100,000. Brush then purchased a controlling Inter est In the New York club from Andrew Freed man and with McGraw at the head of tha team he proceeded to score a series of phenomenal auccesses. In 1908 the Giants, who lost the pennant by a single game, mads $325,000 for Brush' and his partners, while last season, it is said, nearly $200,000 was cleaned up at the Polo grounds and on the road. Charles H. Ebbets, president and chief owner of tha Brooklyn club, has made a plucky uphill fight. He has been Identi fied with tha gime , for eighteen years. Ha waa engaged aa a ticket sailer by the originators of the club, Byrne, Doyle and Abell, when the Brooklyns began playing at old Washington park. Fifth avtnue and Third ktreet. Later he was appointed aecre tary of the club and remained jon the job for a number of yeara. When the club was consolidated with Baltimore nearly ten years ago, Ebtk ts owned 10 pef cent of the stock. In the course of time he secured sufficient backing to purchase more than 40 per cent of the stock from the late Harry Von der Horat of Baltimore, thereby putting Edward Hanlon and Abell In the minority. He elected himself presi dent at a fat salary, but the club was quickly Involved in litigation." Ebbets then dug up another bank roll and bought out Abell and Hanlon and today he is tha main guy across - the bridge. Ebbeta has no other occupation at present, but he has been a member of the assembly and Board of Aldermen. ' John P. Harris, a Pittsburg theatrical man, is supposed to be the owner of the BoHton Nationals, once controlled by the famous triumvirate, Soden, Billings and Covant. When tha latter, decided to sell out several yearb ago tha late George B. Dovey and his brother, John, how presi dent of the organization, were the aup posed purchasers, backed by Barney Drey fuss. At leaBt they laid that Dreyfus got soma friends, . including Harris, to help thorn. The Doveya were Identified . with a, street railway it 1 St. Louis In previous years and when George B. died the real owner of tha olub became known. Horace. Fotrl. the new. president and controller 0 the Philadelphia club, has beenj In tha game for nearly thirty yeara. He waa manager of the Indianapolis team in 1288 and later handlud the Giants for a ahort time In 1896. At other times he was a newspaper writer in Philadelphia and waa busy scribbling when a month ago the chance was offered to get hold of the Quakers. Fogel got somebody to put up $350,000 for the club and the players and $200,000 for the ball park. It was said at the time that the money was supplied by Charles P. Taft of Cincinnati, but Foel has denied this emphatically and has named several wealthy Fhlladelphlans as his backers. It is believed that E. F. Albee and Percy Q. Williams, well known theat rical managers, have piece of the club, as the secretary and treasurer of the con cern Is Morris Scheck, who is identified with them in the show business. The rise of C. W. Murphy, owner of tha Chicago Cubs, has been remarkable. Mur phy waa writing base ball for the Cincin nati Inquirer when Brush bought the New York club. Ha came here VJlth Brush as a lc rt of press agent, but was soon released. Shortly after that when John R Walsh, tha Chloaao banker; failed, Murphy got a tin that the Chicago club, controlled by WaUh, was on tho market. He hurried over to Cincinnati and hunted up Charles P. Taft. He told Mr. Taft that he wanted out a shoestring, grabbed the Cubs, who proceeded to win the world s champion ship the following season. The Chicago club cleaned up $165,000 in profits on that campaign, and Murphy promptly returned the money he had borrowed from Mr. Taft. Slnoe then Murphy haa had all kinds of luck. He says he has $400,000. all his own, and is planning to build a great plant In the Windy City. Murphy does not deny that he was a soda water clerk In a Cin cinnati drug store twenty years ago. In fact, ha takes pride in telling the tale. Uairy Herrmann, the owner of the Reds and chairman of the National commission, has been mixed up In Cincinnati pelltica for many years. He haa been the right hand man of Boss Cox and has made money easily. Herrmann went Into Dasa ball for the fun of the thing, but' he has pever made much money. After paying more than $100,000 for the Cincinnati clu he was Induced to put money Into the Philadelphia club at a heavy loss. He has apent nearly SO.OOO for new player, and next year he thinks Clark Griffith, hla manager, will hava a money making win ner. Herrmann la a candidate for exalted ruler of the Elks, and at one time ha waa president of tho American Bowling con gress. He is a real sportsman, a shrewd base ball politician nnd la highly regarded by base ball men In general. Stanley Roblaon, who controls the St. Louis Cardinals, has a tegaey left by his late brother, Frank De Haas Roblsm The latter at one time was a heavy stockholder in Cleveland street railways nd bought tha Forest City club In 1X91. Later he trarsferred the Cleveland team, managed by Pat Tebtau, to St. Louis, where, he failed to make a sucoeBS' of the venture. When he died the club passed Into the hands of Stanley Robiaon, who la still- try irg to make It pay. .... Barney Drcyfues got Into base ball. In Louisville nearly twenty years ago wKh the late II. C. Pulllatrs aa a side partner. When the National league's circuit was reduced from twelve to eight clubs Drey funs sold tha Louisville club, and with the backing of a big Kentucky distillery he got hold of the tPtttaburg club. Which haa been a money maker ever since. Tr.omns J. Lynch, recently elected presi dent tof (he National league. Is a former umpire and the owner of a theater In New Britain. Conn. Secretary John A IUydlcr, his aaaiavant, is another former CHAMPIONS IN SP0BT, 1909 Amateur athlete at. J. aPierldaa Arebery O. P. Bryaat AntomobUlng tonlB Chevrolet Billiards (amateur) K. A. Wright Billiards prcfea1),l.9) ..O. Dmrtrt Bowling; tarry smttoa Boxing (haaTywelrht) . . Jaok Johnson Boxing (mlridlew'gMJ.Vtaaley- Ketohel Boxing (lightweight) . .BattUnf Belson Boxing (bantamwalffht).Johnny Oonlon Boxing (featherweight) Abe AtteU JBtcyolIng 1. I.. Kramer Chess Frank 3. Marshall riy oasttnr Trad m. Pee. frolf (open) .. George Bargent Oolf (aaaatear) ......'.... A. Oarriner Golf (womea) ...... .BUss S. Campbell Jockey B. Dngan Motorcycle J. da Boaier Pool Thomas Xtaeeton Banquets.... Harold MeOormiok Boons :...X, Boswortb Bowing (prefessional)Jno, W. (Weill Vhoating (rifle) W. B. Martla Shooting (trap) Pred A. Bbattnok hooting (revolver) Llent. B. Bayva Bkat D. O. P. OMnner Skating (professional).. . .Morris Wood Bkatiaa- (amateur) BAranad tataay Bail John ZvaasoaJ Swimming o. ax. vaniais Tennis W. A. teraed Tsnala (women) Basel Hotchklsa Tennia (wsrtsrn) M, X. long Wrestling Prank Aw Ootca judge of play, who was also a compositor and reporter on a Washington newspaper. HIRING AN AUTO IN FRANCE (Continued from Page One.) and two feet wide. In the extreme rear these troughs were two deep, the back ones being In the overhang of the stern, and it was in these last that we were to aleep. To get to one's bunk or to leave it required crawling over two layers of prostrate forms. The whole compartment was filled with a dense atmosphere of 'ostlers, gentlemen's gentlemen and a job lot of disreputable looking folk such aa used to hang on the outsklrta of a race track over here in the good old days. "It waa quite a rough crossing, and it waa hard to get to and from our bertha, for if you did not put, your foot in one man's face, you were likely to step on the stomach of another. Well, we had a hard done of the channel, and It was a haggard and rocky quartet that stumbled off the next mnrnlng upon the quay at Havre. A marvellous breakfast, however, made ua face the day with a degree of optimism. "It waa 8:30 before the automobile drove up it was a weatherbeaten sort of car, but that we did not notice at the time. The others eagerly questioned the guar-anteed-to-talk-Kngllsh chauffeur, but hla knowledge Of our tongue was limited to two words, Yes, sir." 1 speak a little French, so when I had aettled the break fast bill I gave tha order, 'On to Kouen.' But another blow was1 to fall. "The chauffeur, with many 'Pardon, Monsieurs,' drew from bis pocket a docu ment. I scanned it. It was a bill for tha equivalent of $120. He said his Instructions were not to start until this had been paid. "Expostulations were vain. I explained that we had already paid $106 and that the whole aum now. due was only $174, of which $87 was to be paid at lfavre. The chauffeur shrugged his shoulders and bald of that he knew nothing. His orders were to collect $120 or not take us. He finally got excited and threatened us with the police, so we had to go to a banker's and settle up. "When we had once got out on the high road, we sighed with relief that all ob stacles had now , been surmounted. Just then we struck a hill and the car came to a halt. The' chauffeur' explained that the machine had not been acting very well. In fact, he added, he had had to stay up all night to make it go at all. The clutch was slipping, 'but a little rosin would help It. ' ' "Well, he took almost every thing apart and when he nad put the machine to gether again we pursued our way to Rouen, though we had to Btop Beveral tlmea tor repairs. "Next day when .the bill was rendered the hotel people had put the charges for the chauffeur on our own bill, and the explanation and argument neoessary to have them removed delayed ua hulf an hour In starting. "The car made its way intermittently to Trouvllle, and that afternoon it took us two hours to get to Dives, twelve or four teen miles. However, we made the 100 miles to' Paris the next day In fine shape. We had one blowout, but that waa a minor matter. The chauffeur felt bo gay that he pointed out to us along the way spots where various Americans had been killed In automobile accidents. "Aa we neared Paris the chauffeur stopped and put on a larger pair of gog gles and muffled hla face. We wondered if he was afraid of being arrested. He ex plained that his running tha car for us was only a temporary job, that his regular employer, a Belgian gentlegan, had been away from Paris when he himself had left and he did not wish him to know that he had been with us. If his employer had re turned ha. would have to leave us, but the garage would furnlah another chauffeur. "Sure enough a strange Individual showed up with the car the next morning. We thought we had got rid of the first chauffeur, but when we returned to our hotel In the afternoon he was there wait ing to receive us, and ha expatiated at such length on how he had stayed up' all night at Dives working away at the car so that we could have a pleasant trip to Paris that I had to quiet him with gold. , "When I called upon tha automobile dealer in Paris I found that the $60 I had paid in London was the 'merely nominal' charge for sending the car to Havre, and quite independent of the $280 mentioned in tha contract. I found, too, when we bad finished with that rickety old trap thut there were many places in Paris where I could have hired a fine automobile for from $20 to $25 a day, so that by not wait ing until we got to tha other aide, and taking a pig in a poke, we wera out of pocket from $160 to $200 unnecessarily and had had a lot of worry and trouble that we might hava spared ourselves." BOXING AS A COLLEGE SP0ST Effort Made to Put It on List of Col. Irglate .Matches. NEW YORK, Jan. 1. Prof Joe Murray. Instructor of boxing at Columbia univer sity, la making a big effort to stretch the rptrtfs of rivalry in the college world so that the manly art of self defense will be Included on the Hat of athletic con tests along with boot ball, base ball, rowing, fencing and wrestling, Murray's first step In this direction Is the holding of annual tournaments among the Columbia pupils. The first one held last spring was so successful that arrange ments for another are now under way. .Murray's idea Is to get up a big inter collegiate tournament, with entries from Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Pennsylvania, Cornell and Columbia. Tha boxing game la already flourishing at Cornell, ha says, where- Larry Connelly, tha Boston boxer. Is the instructor. Classes could be gath ered at tha other universities, and a com petent Instructor oould pick out tha best men after a serlea of tryouta. A scale of weight could then be "agreed, on . and the pupila classified accordingly, at an agreeable . time to all concerned. Dates oould be -fixed tor a tournamant and the event conducted an much the same way as are the annual Amateur Athletic Union boxing championships. FOOT BILL IN OLD ENGLAND Frank Crawford Civet Hi .Observa tions of tho Game. MUCH THE SAME SP0KT AS OURS English Seem to Play More for Pleaaare ' nnd Flxerclae Than - to Win In Their Blgr Matchea. Frank Crawford, who. with Mra. Craw ford. Js In England, has written the fol lowing observations on English foot ball to the sporting Editor of The Bee. Mr. Crawford is at Oxford, taking A special course of study and Is spending the holi days In London, to return to Oxford Jan uary 16. Mr. Crawford played foot ball at Yale, was ceach of the University of Michigan foot ball team, Ci-ached Baker university and the University of Nebraska team for two. seasons. Ha is thoroughly posted on tha great foot ball gam. Tha letter follows: "Britons are very fond of outdoor sports. In all parts of the British Isles are to be found extensive greens and parks, which are often referred to aa the lungs of the British people. These parks are for the most part maintained at the public expense or are exempted from taxation by legisla tion, and no protest seems to be raised on account of the number of the parks or the expense of their maintenance. L "Foot ball has been especially popular In northern Great Britain, but In later yeara its popularity haa increased In the vicinity of the metropolis. This la well evidenced by the fact that no less than 110,000 people have attended games for the championship of Great Britain In amateur foot ball (nearly three times as many aa ever attended a game In Amerlea). The association' game Is probably the more popular, but I think that Rugby aa It la played la gaining ground In this respect. "Britons like foot ball Just as they seem to like their marmalade. They enjoy It as a matter, of course, but they do .not get at all enthusiaatto. No partisan spirit la displayed to any appreciable degree. There la no cheering, no concentrated noise, no banner or colors are displayed and the occasional mild expression of admiration of a particular play extends little farther than tha word, "Well played," or "A Jolly good playi" . and this encouragement la vouchsafed to either side with little dis crimination. Tha first game I attended was between Oxford and Edlnborough. I was not fa miliar with either team and did not know their respective colors. The game wa at Oxford and a large crowd waa present and I was In tha midst of the crowd and I can say truthfully that at the end of the game I did not know for certain which was Oxford and which was Edlnborough, I pur poualy refraining from making any In quiries. I have seen several games, including tha final contest between Oxford and Cam bridge, and I like the game as It Is played In England, although 1 must say at the outset that in skill It is not to be compared with the American game as played in the leading colleges. This is partly the result of the lack of partisanship. Fifteen on m side, y As the game 1b played here, there are fifteen men on each side, Instead of eleven, as we piny it in Amerioa. There ara no Substitutes. If a player la Injured he leaves the game and his side goes on without him. if he recovers from his' injury at any time he' may come back Into the game again. Thia is a feature which has some merits, although I fear 'that It would be fatal to the side losing tha player In tour game. v The ball is kicked forward on the ground or In the air, and it 1b carried forward In the arms of a player, or thrown backward to another player to be advanced by him. If a player with the ball is tackled and stopped he must put the ball down or give it to someone behind him. As a conse quence the ball passes rapidly from one side to the other often, and it not re tained by one Hide for successive tries as In the American game. Again the ball is put In play In a scrimmage called by them a ecrummaga and either side may get the ball from the scrimmage. The scrimmage la formed by six or seven men 0S1 each Bide locking themselves together Into a kind of mass and leaning against a like formation of their opponents. The ball Is rolled between the contending formations, and the various members retich for the ball with their feet and endeavor- to poke It back to their respective aides so it may be picked up, run with, Jtlcked, thrown or advanced toward the opponents' goal. The scoring is done In the same way a in the American game. A drop kick over the bars, a touchdown and u safety count When a touchdown Is made the aide mak ing it has the right of kicking goal just aa he has in the American game. These observations I think will make clear to anyone understanding foot ball the essen tial difference between the two styles o play. The British are. remarkably clever in picking up the ball from the ground, in dribbling It ahead with their feet, in hand ling punts, In kicking tha ball out of bounds bo It cannot be returned. They are also good in tackling and in the scrim mage, but they . do not seem to excel us In anything excepting kicking out of bounds and in picking up the ball. . One does nut see here the long, beauti ful kicks from the field. No una knows how to kick the spiral, the ends do not get down tha field anywhere tear as well as they do In America, and tha players In the line do not run over from side to side to catch the runner fiom behind. Again In the English game the hand may be used In blocking off, but the ruqner does not have any Interference, and the runs are not as long or as interesting as w It h us. Rales Nearly- tho Same. I have examined the rules of the game and I find that they are in the same phraseology as our rules ( damnable phraseology which could not be under stood except by previous knowledge), and 1 do not find one thing mentioned in their rules which we cannot do. Our ru.es are much more complex because we can do more, but with definlto aiid specific limi tations which have to be set out seriatim. peaklii practically, the English runner starts off with the ball toward the end, when he is about to be tackled he throws It out furthur to a player. The same thing Is done until the ball 1b out to the end of the field and ordinarily the ball has not been advanced at all. The play la not a good play and It cannot be worked succesaf ully against a well trained team. I have seen teams in American practice for a season that style of pluy, but It has not proved successful and the play Is discarded excepting as a trick play. Tor this reasoii chief y I say that the Kngllsh are not especially skillful In their game. Again I am sura that if they knew how to make long passes with tha ball by throuing It overhand sptrally that they oould do wonders. They are In the same condition In this respect aa wa were four or five) years ago. It Is perfectly apparent to anyone know ing foot ball that the English loee great chances to make brilliant runs by con tinually passing the ball. Time and time again In big games chances have arisen ord enough for uny tfuod American hulf GOLF CHAMPIONS OF YEAR nretlosal amatenr. .Bobert A. Oardner Batlenal open George Sargent Hatienal woman's ... Mls D. Campbell Western amatenr. Charles Bvana, Jr. Western womta'i.Hli Tide Uawellyn Western open Willie Anderson Canadian amatenr B. Iegge British open J. X. Taylor British women's ...Miss T. Campbell Canadlaa amateur B. X.agga Preach J. B. Taylor Intercollegiate Albert Seckal Metropolitan W. J. Travis Son them J. P. Ed ring-ton Transmlsslsslppl Harry O. X.e-g Chicago Ii. W. Mlda Waatera Interaeholastio. . Gordon Tnl back who Is fast and who knows how to use his hand, to make moat brilliant runn while his opponents were scattered over the field. The best team I hava seen play, the Harlequins, an amateur team of London. Instead of continually pamlng the ball to the bounds have varied It by throwing It toward the center. This was clever and seemed to offer great oppor tunities for skill, but I have not seen the college teams try It to any extent. When I saw my first game I wondered how It waa that the rules had been in terpreted so as to develop the game as It was played. I afterwards was told- that a team from Australia came over here once for a match, and that the two teams could scarcely play against' each other at all be cause their styles of play, developed under the same rules, was so totally different. It 1 just what I should Have expected. Oxford beat Cambridge readily this year In A poor game. In point of skill I should rank (he game with those of the smaller college in the west. This Is regarded the big game of the season and yet the teams go right on playing. This In Itself haa a significance to any observer In regard to the excellence of the team. It seems to presuppose that the members play some what more for the exercise and the fun than for victory or excellence. Individual Skill Lacking. The particular hero of the big game was a halfback who made several touchdowns and brilliant runs around the end by hav ing the ball passed to him on the end. This player haa a great reputation and yet he carries tha ball In such a way as to abso lutely preclude ' him from anything like perfection or great skill, lie always car ries the ball in both hands in front of him. a wa would say, like an old woman. It is evident Hint ii ha no hand to use In warding off and he cannot run aa fast. It would be amusing to see a game be tween Yale and Oxford. I Imagine that English officials would put many stum bling blocks In Yale' way of playing. A to training, I am Informed that the player have no training table and smoke or live Just as they would do were they not representing their university. When a player haa broken a shoe string or some similar accident has happened I have seen a player run the whole length of the field to replace it, thus using up the strength which might be bo much needed. I must not forget to say a word about the officials. It seems to me that the officials have the greatest power and yet their decisions are never "questioned in the leaat respect. The people of England Would not tolerate the conduct that has so ,pften disgraced us and .spoiled so many games which promlsad so well. In games wit nessed by me penalties were Inflicted which jeopardised the game and put the losing side ahead, and in no instance did I see a gesture of impatience by any member of the side affected by the penalty, and In no Instance have I seen roughness or ung'en tlemanllness in any respect. Surely here, as elsewhere, the Englishman ha great control of himself, and furthermore, be It said to his credit, that he always seems to want to do the square thing. , Inherently the game as played In the two countries la the same. If the English game was better played I should like It aa well as ours, but I doubt if It ever will be played a well. The English do not like the intensity which is the chief cause of our excellence, and their love of pleas urable and beneficial outdoor sport 1b greater than their love of victory at such h coBt a to tke abov. My dear editor, please remember that I am not speaking critically, because my knowledge I not sufficient to Justify it, but am rather giv ing you my impressions. MONEY 0H HAND FEOM SPORTS (Continued from Page One.) cured only their guarantee of $1,500, which was considerably less than they made on the Minnesota gam at Omaha. The Haykell game on Thanksgiving day at Lincoln brought in $3,023, about half that t8ken In at the game with Minnesota in Omaha. Sports Balance Sheet. The receipts and expenditures for the year in Nebraska athletics were as follower Receipts. Expenses. Foot ball $20,0-I7.S $l.P5S.?fl Ftae ball l.7S.8 1.PI4.39 Basket ball 1,707.30 1.71MS Track 788.07 1,671.73 Cross country lc.2.40 Totals $23,620.68 $2,0O0.26 The receipt of th foot ball games were a follows: , South Dakota $ 321,) Knox 2!.'0 Minnesota , 6,3n0..riO Iowa 1,231.00 Doane 213.S0 Kansas 6,.V)t.0O Denver 1.500.00 Haskell 8.023.00 Total receipt $20,047.60 Next week will witness the opening of the Cornhusker basket ball season. The Nebraska five I billed for three game and all of them are to be played away from home. Two will be with the University of Kansas quintet at Lawrence and the third will be played with Manhattan at Man hattan. The first gam will be played on Thursday night with the Assies. Tho Cornhusker players are determined to defeat their great rivals, the Jayhawk- ers, and thus start the new year for Ne braska athletics with vlotorles. During the laat two seasons the Kansas basket shoot ers have defeated the Cornhusker on the floor at Lawrence and In Lincoln, as well. This winter they are reported to be aa strong as last season, and the Cornhuskers are believed to have a big task before them. BRET HARTE'S DAUGHTER IS GRANTED DIVORCE Decree at Moulder Separates Her from Prominent Denver Kloan rlnl Man. BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 1. Jessamy Harte-8teele, daughter of Bret Harte, waa today granted a divorce from Henry Mil foia Steele, formerly prominent In Denver flnannV circles, and the right to assume her niaden name. The vull for divorce was Instituted last spring hf Steele himself. Counter accuaa tiona ere filed by Mrs. Steele. Ordered to Slop Gumblera. INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 1. Governor Mar shall early today lnMued a formal order to (Sheriff Grunt of l.aa county to take a big force of deputlea lo Clark's Station, where la located the old Penrborn iark gumb Ing eatiljIiHhmerit and where it waa reported CIulhko gamhlera were to iien a poo! room today, and to arrest everyone in connection with the ninjri-t in tlie event nt an attempt being made to gamble. It Starts Tomorrow January 3d, 1910 -i An opportunity for the wise one to save.' Look the list over -"there 8 something you want. SHIRTS QC. for $1.S0 to $1.50 f stiff bosoms. El e for $1.50 Negligee iPl. I J anl pleated. C ft- for E. ft W. $2.60 31. J Shirt. JAMAS $1 $1 (( for $1.60 iUU Pyjamas C( for $2 and $2.60 pyjamas VESTS $1 00 worth up to $5.00 nnd $0.00. "f Hri'H.l ill!!LillllUl'llWiWMikM JiaUIIBMsaiMM Have you read the Ford "ad" in this week's Saturday Evening Post? Read it, and then call on us, and see the Ford Cars. Ford Motor Co. Temporary Location, 1818 Fa. mam St Nebraska Foot Ball Team Wins Naval Championship Jackiei from the Battleship Missouri Are "Shown" a Score of 28 to 0. NEW YORK, Jan. 1. The foot ball teams of the United States battleships Missouri and Nebraska, neither of which had been scored upon in the season's se ries of interwarshlp games, met at the American League Base Ball park this afternoon to decide the naval gridiron championship, and Missouri -was "shown" the palri of a whitewash 28 to 0. It was a hard-fought, but cleanly played, contest, witnessed by thousands of the sallormen and officers of the Atlantic! bat tleahip fleet, which is at anchor In the Hudson. Missouri had been a S to 2 fa vorite and the one-sided result was a de cided surprise. Every play known to the game, and some not known, were tried, but not a moment of time waa taken out for Injured players. Flay wa fait and clean. The Jackie were true sportsmen and their conduct de lighted the officers Captain Newton, Com mander Witherapoon, Lieutenant Com mander Laning, Lieutenant Fuller and others who watched the gams from the side lines. Touchdowns: Lang, Taylor, Teague, Older and Whalen. Qoals from touch downs: Lang, 3. Time of halves: 20 min utes. MONEY T0B PERILOUS TASK thane to Karn Good Honey at Heavy Risk to Life. CLEVELAND, O., Jan. 1. Whoever wants to take a chance can earn $1,500 by going through the Whirlpool Rapids below Niagara Falls to Lewlston 1 a power boat. John A. Penton of this city has hung up a gold trophy valued at 00 for tha man who can make the trip successfully, and Power Boating haa added a purse of 11,000 in gold. These prizes will be placed in the hands of a commltte composed of men promi nent In the power boat trade and arrange ments will be made to pull off a content of this kind during the coming summer. The Maid of th Mist In 1861 went through the Whirlpool Hnpids and emerged from tha turbulent waters at LewLston, the only damage resulting being the loss of Its smokestack. Mr. Preston, who Is chair man of tha executive committee of the National Power Boat association, which compilnes three-fourths of the power boat clubs in the United States, belevea that sufficient progresa has been made in the construction of power bouts to make a trip of this kind not only posalhle. but probable. Should a number ,of entries be received for this novel contest, the $1,000 and the gold trophy would be presented to tha owner whose boat made th trip in the fastest time and In the beat condition. An order for the $500 gold cup haa al ready been places with a !arge eastern jewelry manufacturing company and will become the property of th successful contestant. Mr. Penton, doner of this trophy, says: '"I have offered these prties to glv the maker of power boat a chance to damonxtrate th marvelous progress which ha been made along these lines In recent year. Automobile users have a Glldde tour annual'y, varltrfj bill cllmbe and Hpeed teats, and why not have a sever teat of thl kind for power boats?" SSZXJB.' NIGHT ROBES 4C- for 75c Outing Flannel. oe. for $1.50 Outing Fl $1.50 Flannel. for $2.00 and $1.50 Flannel Robes. NECKWEAR r for 60c 3C values CA. for $t and $1.50 Jvv values HEAVY UNDERWEAR 20 to 60 on all heavy un derwear except Dr. Jaeger's and Dr. Delrael'g Times Squaro Automobile Co. 1332-1334 Michigan Ave., . Chicago, 111. We carry the finest Btork of new and second-hand cars In Chicago. -Marvelous values each car a bargain. It will pay you to call and look through our stock of machines. Send for free copy of our latent bulletin and list of 800 cars we have for Hale. Branch Houses New York City, N. V.J Philadelphia, Pa.; Kansas City, Mo.; St. Louts, Mo. Penn Wrestlers Have Hard Schedule Interest in the Mat Game on the Increase in the Colleges. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Jan. 1. That In terest Is lncteaHing In wrestling aa a win ter sport at the University of Penaayl vanla Is' evidenced by th fact that t schedule as arranged for the Red and Mi grapplers next season is th largest oi Quaker mat arttsts have ever been eaiVmX ur.cn to go through. The list of meeta.na a long one and contain many hard dual contests. The Quakers' season open on January 22,1 and the schedule provides for nine dual meets. The Quaker will wind up their season on March 19, when tha In tercollegiate championship are contested at Philadelphia. While the list of contest I a long one, on the other hand It 1 a mot aatlafylnf one, not only to the university wreatlern, but to the student body as well. Th date Included dual matche with Pennsylvania, State, Lohlgh, Annapolis, Yala and Cornelll. Home and home matches with Columbia and Princeton have also been provided for. The schedule Is aa follow: January 22 State Colleire at State. Pa. January r Jehlgh at South Bethlehem, Pa. February 4 Annapolis at Annapolis. February 12 Columbia at Philadelphia. February 16 Princeton at . Princeton, N J. February Id Columbia at New York. February 25 Cornell at Philadelphia. March 1 Princeton at Philadelphia. I March 4-Yale at Philadelphia. March 11 Open. Mhk.-Ii 19 Intercollegiate champlonhlpg at Philadelphia. V FRICTION IN - RACING CIRCLES Brlahton Association la Caoae of All the Trouble. NEW YORK, Jan. l.-Tho fact that the Brighton Beach Baring association has planned a Hut of stake events and will aak for a llcenae and dates for a meeting next summer has atlrred the Inner circles of 1 tho Jockey club with the reerult that there may be some friction. It appears that laat summer the Brighton management asked the Jockey club for date for a fall meet ing and received a turndown. Then a Jockey club member Introduced a resolu tion removing Brighton from th Ilt of "recognised meetings," which waa adopted. Prior to- that action Brighton, together with SlmepHhead Bay. Graveaend and Bel mont Park, helped to form a ort of charmed circle which enjoyed special privileges, including a yearly '.Icense and ay In the allotment of dates. But when Urlghton, becauae of business entangle ments, did not rare last summer It wa decided to cut off tit privilege of th track by th sea. 1 r V ,1