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Omaha Sunday Ueb. The OMAHA. SL'N'DAt, JANT'ART 12, LCr fegaasi, . iJ ! ONE UMPIRE IS NOT ENOUGH Joe Tinker and Fielder Jone Both Make the Assertion. DOUBLE SYSTEM FAB, THE BETTER Maa Cannot Do Jastlre to the UK Niumptlon of business at I I Hedges was the bit niece of Made an the i'mv dii nwi iaai wff. j ne i Dlameaa. owner of the Hi owns Is still nr of the Urowns. The I CHICAGO, Jsn. II Joe Tinker, shortstop racquet hoys who made such a noise about o" the Chicago National Incut club, and buying his tmo.OnO slock, seem to have Fielder A. Jones, ex-manager of the Chi failod In raising the first cash payment. c"0 American league team. Par the Pa Colonel Hedges being a philanthropist of cific coast league Is making a (rave rais in old school, not the new. naturally felt laK ,n rejecting the double umpire syMem Impelled to hold onto the property until I,oth diamond stars acrt that the game of the Beau Brummela came across, which they never did. The whole thing Is base ball has progressed to such an i tent that one umpire cannot be expected funnv vtrmt .1 ,. i ji. to do both teams Justice while handling a sells his holdings and decides to go abroad game alone. No umpire, I do not care how expert or honest, ran handle a modern game of base ball and satisfy every one," says Tinker. In Sportsmen Park. Evidently the ship he ,nd nHtner can he watch botn flr9t anfl for his health, width suddenly was shat tered by the grief over newspsper criti cisms of his failure to lsnd a ball team was to sail on was late In starting, which gave him a good chance to wait till the dudes to whom he was to sell bis stock, third bases when there are more than one or two baserunners on the path. It does not matter how fair or Impartial an Basket Ball League is Epoch m Sport Will Gite All Teami a Better Chance in Arranging- Games with Other Colleges. GOSSIP FOR THE FIGHTERS Special Interest Attaches to the Fights of Carl Morris. Jockey Earns Vast PLAYER GETS MANAGER'S IDEA Fortune in Saddle STORY OF HIS YOUNG LIFE t i gathered up the first 30 cents, with which official may be. when working alone he Id to make the original payment. Then, when he finds the new purchaser haven't any- htng stronger than conversation money, his health returns like a flash and he re- Inches himself as the owner of the 8t. ioiiis Americans. lie is out now with a derlsrstlon that that patient old town wilt have a place on the map of Ban Jbnn son's league In 1911. Bobby Wallace has handicapped every time a runner gets to first bane. He must either umpire the game from behind the piste or back of the pitcher's box. and In either case he can not move quickly enough to judge close plays on the bases accurately. This Is es pecially true of the official behind the plate and If he Is behind the pitcher he will frequently err on balls hit along the been made mimirr a Hn.rvoH nmrnnilnn flr"t r third-base lines. of a fsllhful old wathorse. whether tt "I nva nlt lon n thlr4 proves any more than that or not. But Omaha fans' chief Interest In this turn of the wheel lies In the hope of Fa Rourke getting Reddy Corrldon and a right handed pitcher whom Hedges promised Pa before he "sold out." We are particularly anxious about Corrldon. We might even waive the pitcher to get him. I'a Is try Ing to make arrangements for a heart-to- heart talk with Hedges this week on the subject. Hedges knows the value of Cor rldon and Is not going to part with him permanently, as Pa would prefer, or tern base line In the ninth Inning of a game called a fair ball when It was at least two or three Inches foul, and had It been properly Judged the pitcher would have won a no-htt, no-run game. Being called a safe hit, it went for three bases and scored a runner, tielng the score, and the batter afterward scored the winning run. "Not only are such Instances an Injustice to the pitcher and his team mates, who are working hard to win, but are also dis pleasing to the patrons of the game. That decision referred to cannot be blamed on the umpire entirely, for It was a sharply porartly until he can see something good hit ball and travelel fast, but the official. In exchange. We hope he can see It. For being located behind the pitcher, simply we do need fteddy. We want him to cover could riot judge the play accurately. Had third, completing this Infield: Kane, first; Graham and ftchlpke, second; Corrldon, third, and Kneaves, short. We need Rod dy's ginger at that corner. Headwork, we count the chief asset of a there been two umpires the man behind the plate could have judged the foul ball accurately and the other man devoted his attention to the baserunner or runners and seen to It that they touched the bases In order. "Many a game Is won through a daring NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 21.-The for mation of the new Intercollegiate basket ball league, which enters upon Its first season this year, should tnsrk a new epoch In the history of the sport. R. B. Hyatt of Tale, the president of the league, has the following to say of the advantages to be gained by the formation of the league: "In the earlier days of basket ball. It was possible for a good team to arrange Its schedule from year to year, so as to In clude games with every college possessing a team of merit. But, as basket ball has Increased In popularity, many of the smaller colleges have developed teams that are equal to many of the so-called 'big teams.' To arrange a schedule so that all the aspirants for championship honors oan meet each other In two games upon fair courts baa become an Impossibility. These conditions have tended to keep basket ball In a chaotic state; challenges and recrimin ations have been flying about until the publlo has become tired, and many games where the feeling has been tense had bet ter never have been played. The solution of the problem seems to be the formation of leagues to Include teams naturally placed In the same class by geographical location, previous associations, and the numerical strength of the colleges thoy represent Schedules, except for the preliminary games, should be confined to lesgue games. The new Intercollegiate Basket Ball league, composed of Columbia, Cornell, ennsylvsnla, Princeton, and Tale, meets all of these requirements. The membership Is the same as that of the old league, ex cept for the omission of -Harvard. Its organisation, however, has been perfected and placed upon sounder basis than be fore, The officers of the league are gradu ates elected for a term of two years, a provision which Insures a continuity of purpose- In the management. Impossible under undergraduate msnagement changing each year. Another feature which adds permanency to the organisation la the do nation by P. J. Heppe of Philadelphia of a cup to be awarded to the college first winning three championships. The new league provides a medium for most Interesting competition, and de serves loyal support." " T. I baserunner "cutting a has,' and the failure parent to advantage at the beginning of - , ... . . . i i It Is ster ' quick their careers. Many a youngster comes onto a mm or league diamond so raw In the smartness of the game that It seems he will never make a heady player, who may yet shine with great luster In this verv wav. It 1m tint all a matter of srlft: very largely development. The young- wlth the average brain who can think jlckly and nick up the Inside technique of base ball and follow directions of older heads, has every chance of becoming heady player. But he la not In the ma jority In' minor leagues. That Is, perhaps due to the fsct that as soon as he Is so developed he Is snatched tip by a major team. The chief value to the minors of the ex-major league player Is his experience and technical knowledge of the game; his ability to, train younger material. Omaha has always been fortunate, more or less, In this respect, because Pa Rourke was a player himself for years and a heady one. He Is, moreover, a past master at training raw recruits. But even Pa has struck some snags, Jle has found players, not so many seasons back, into, whose cupalos he could of the umpire to see the play. Two good umpires don't miss those plays and It pays any league to hire the best men they can get and to have two of them working to gether all the time. Keep the same pair of umpires together all season Is another piece of advice I would give presidents of leagues, for they succeed In perfecting a set of signals and da better work to gether." A "fanning bee" between the two Chi cago players recently brought out the Interesting Information that Joe Tinker had never been hit by a pitched ball since he joined the Chicago club In 1902, while on the other hand Fielder Jones, during his stay with Comlskey. was moat frequently wafted to first through stopping wild shoots of the pitchers. . Jones says that Tinker's case Is a most remarkable one and he does not remember any other player who has had a like experience.' LOCATION OF COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIP IN DOUBT not drill an Idea. He has some heady men I cfcelee of Os of Tare Fields Will t 1 i i on the team and his one supreme effort this coming season will be to make all of them heady. By parting with two or three of last year's roster this task may be somewhat simplified. One of the peculiar I things about this headwork Is that some of the brightest players are stupid on the bases. They find base-running the most I difficult of all the arts to master and yet there are brilliant fans who could run bases on any battery with perfect ease. One of the best and aulokest-wltted nlavers on the 'Omaha team today Is sadly.de- tli lent In just this respect and that prob ably has kept him out of faster company. It la the department of the game most dif ficult to teach, as Is witnessed by the comparatively few really great base run ners today. Pitching and catching and I general team work has been brought up to such a fine point as to make It less easy to steal a bag. It Is a race to the swift. and In. this case swift does not mean, al together, the most fleet-footed runner. 'The next big trust busting to be under- taken may be the wrestling trust. At any ate. a few promoters of ths fake order seem to have succeeded In forming a rather air-tight combine and shutting out of It some of the best real mat artists In the Be Order of the Coning Meeting BOSTON. Mass.. Jan. 81. A point of Im portance yei to be decided by the Inter collegiate Athletlo association will be the annual decision regarding the location of the college track and field championships next May. x At the meeting of ths association the lat ter part of this month the choice of one of three athletlo fields will be in order. The new (Syracuse stadium has been put forward as the first choice of the Sxecu tlve committee of the association. There is no strong possibility of its being a cer tainty, however. The majority of the col leges would undoubtedly prefer either the Harvard stadium or Franklin field to the Syracuse field for various reasons, and as between a choice of the Harvard stadium and Franklin field, where ths champion' hips were held last year, the weight of preference is greatly with the former place, The Harvard athletic authorities are act Ing In an entirely disinterested manner In the affair. If the choice should oome to the Harvard stadium, the local university will assume ths responsibility of the chain plcnshlps with every degree of willingness, So far, however, as making any attempt to influent tha 1 r. t t,i 1 1 airlD I. Knilif tm nin country. In It they have some of the .,t n. ....... r rnmr nurns ana a rcw other witstlers of distinction are still trying to absolutely no steps. rmcur t.rskobutbuchr S DARKNESS FAVORS DISTANCE Greek First Runs For Side of Bacon Nick Demara Has Since Demonstrated that He Can Win Other Things. NEW YORK. Jan. 21. "Will you run a Marathon race for a side of bacon?" asked a miner at Fairbanks, Alaska, of a little Greekv who bad been working In the camp for some months. Evidently the miner thought that all Greeks were natural-born Marathoners. At that time bacon was mighty precious stuff In ths "Far North" even more valuable than were "gumdrops." Nick Demara declared he was a Mara thoner and within a few minutes he started out to run the twenty-six miles. That was the first bacon that Demara brought home, but when the miners saw they had a dls tsace runner In the camp they sent "out side" and brought In a couple of "pro runners. Against them Nick proved i winner in every race, and In a short time he was possessed of a small fortune. There was a Jap In, Fairbanks who could run a, bit when the occasion demanded, and he was matched to run against the Greek. Nick defeated him by a few miles and then decided to come "down below' and get some races with the best we have here. By the time he had reaohed the dclslon that he was a world-beater the winter had set In and there were no boats leaving from the camp In which he was located. Naturally there was nothing for Nick to do but 'hoof n out. To Valdes was MO miles over the soft snow, but De mara made It In record time. The other day he arrived In New York, looking for the chance to run against the best In the world. "I've gone the Marathon distance on a track twenty-four laps to the mile In two hours, fifty-one minutes, said Demara. "Up at Fairbanks we ran on the trotting track, but It was mud, ankle deep. I can run all day. On one of your good roads there's no reason why shouldn't run as well as any of your best men. The Greek was over to see "Sparrow1 Robertson about getting on a race, and as he Is willing to bet a couple of hundred on himself to win. there Is a chance that he will be matched to run against Crowley, L. Jungstrom, Johanson and Pat Dlneen. a n race, n arranged, win be a sweep stakes affair. SKATING RACES AT GOTHAM at New Wireless Kleetrle Waves Travel Farther at lat Thai la Daytime. Wireless telegraph operators are very sure that electric waves travel farther by trust, with Its herd of elephants from varl ous foreign countries, who. though they know little about wrestling, make good fronts on account of the'r bulk. Burns Is still eager to get Roller on the mat with him. lttirn is SO years old now and be prob ably will be 160 before he succeeds In this night than In the daytime. Why should undertsMng. Dr. Roller Is a shrewd gentle- this be so? George F. Works tells us In msn. Me Is not eating anybody's bait these Modern electrics that many plausible theo days. By grace of burns, Beall and Gotch rles have been advanced and that new ones he managed to get his footing before the are constantly forthcoming. He wrttee l-uouc ana ne is not going to throw It away "Ever since the days when coherer-de- Just to give the Farmer or Beall a chance coherer systems were In vogue the higher i enow mat they were Joking before. If minds sought a solution to this question WB OI ln lrust na anti-trust gladiators probably the first one advanced and one r coma ne Drought together there probably wi'Uld be some real wrestling, though. One of the funniest things that ever hap Itr.ed Is the war of the "White Rats." an oi sanitation of theatrical folk, on ball play ers who have the temerity to work on the has advanced a very plausible theory In stage in the winter time. If all stage rats imnnarimr the earth to the armature of a that has still msny believers Is ths one of 'violet ray absorption,' that the sun tends to absorb the ultra-violet ray of (the spark generating! a wireless wave, and therefore lessens Its radiative qualities. Electrician W. N. Fanning of the United States navy ere white, there might be some ground for complaint. But so long as discarded pugilists and others with not half so good a claim either to notoriety or talent can strut up snd down before the footlights. It won't quite do to assail ball players like I motor, with the sun as a field. He says: I 'In the daytime sending a wlreluss wave over the earth la like trying to send a wireless wave between the armature and pole piece of an excited motor or gener ator At nlvht.' he continuea. the earth Doc White, for Instance, who really can Lh,n-, Irruit. th. .un a masnetia field, and slug so one can understand tt. The "White ... ,,.v . .... ..,m.h-t I... th.n h.ir Hats" are not gnawing any holes in Joe Tinker, though, for Joe best them to th riffle and reformed from the stsge volun tarily. It's a gay life. Is the life of the ' White Rat." W dinna ken hoo Bobby Wallace will do aa manager, but youte kiu bet your iH'itom dollar dat he will be der puss tiiau t n It colons to mekkln' re hit Mia x tans In dat poslah with his cosmopolitan t unstiturncv. Ain't It, Fan I-ouleeT k n the way Hcdgue return, knocks the insidca out (if that pipe dream that he naa forced by Ban Johnaon to sell out, ' A j-air of Bobs-Hedges anj Wallace-at i. l.ouit. ekirt of a bob-o-link, as it were. leat they are linked lli'Set Hi eatiahan has be-n hunting In T nnrmre r hear t'ould lie have burn b.( Whig tor War Kandcrs. the earth s aurface where there would be ideal conditions for wireless communica tion.' It this theory Is accurate It might account for the fact that wireless waves ' travel In a longitudinal direction far easier i than In a latitudinal one. because of the lines of magnetic force running In a prac tically north and south direction, which is a perfec tly satisfactory reason for ths phe nomenon. We might illustrate the actual wave of a station when it has reached lta limit by an oval. Two stations of the same strength on the extreme edge of eavh oth er's waves can be conversing If the sun has not yet risen, but when It suddenly ap pears above the horlaon the communication Is Immediately cut off. This has occurred several times. Now that wireless has bean reduced to a commercial basis it gives the scientist an opportunity to inquire more closely into the msterious side. Before long a thouiy will pi-ulably be propounded wherein will lay a pi actual solution of the luxstety and a satisfactory anwcr to the queStioa." Carroll Shilling; Says He Got About Sixty Thousand for Services Last Year. eatle Moat ef Ills Vowth on a Farm Ml Has Had a Few Battles, bat ot.wlih lllsa (lass Flatters. ma geea Skaters ta Assemble York llesdsy. NEW YORK, Jan. Jl. Many of the best peed skaters In Canada and the west will be here on Monday, January 23, to meet the champions of the east In a series of races for ths indoor skating championships under the auspices of the International Skating union. The sanction for this meeting hss been given to the Kt. Nicholas rink and is arranged so that the chamulons can skats here after leaving Saranao lake en route to Montreal for the Ice carnival events. Among those who will make the cham pionship tour under the direction of Allen I. Blanchard of Chicago, president of the International Skating union, are Edmund lmy of Saranac Lake, America's amateur champion; O. B. Bush of Vancouver, cham pion of Canada; Fred Robson of Montreal, Arthur J. Hess, champion of Ohio; Harry Kaad. champion of Illinois; Charles T. Fisher, champion of the northwest; Carl Alruth of Duluth, western champion; Lot R. Roe of Toronto, international champion and record holder, and many other. These men will meet Fhll Kearney, the eastern all round champion; W. Buck holder, who won the two-mile champion ship last year at Vernon lake; W. Kuehne of the New York Athletlo club, the dis tsnce champion, and many other local flyers. EWTSG WAS HUMMER ON TEAM Lincala Maa for lura Was a star a Makers. Hurry W. Kwltig ws assistant coach at Nebraska under "King'' Cole and is given due credit for marshaling a strong fresh man eleven. In the three years that Ewing played on the varsity, he was pluced at guard each year on the AII-MiiiOui1 Valley eleven. Once he was given mention as an All-Western possibility During his first year on' the team the Cornhuskers carried all valley honors and again as ani-lstant coach, the team won tne Missouri Valley championship. Ewing Is a product of the Lincoln High school and for two years played on that famous eleven which de feated the strongest eastern team, gaining the title of "high school champions ef the country." Besides his actiitv in foot ball. Kwing in also a basket ball piaver. t Is engaged in the iral estate bin-mens in Lincoln. NEW YORK, Jan. XI. Ths fsct that the Tulsa Athletic club. In Tulsa. Ok!., has nnounced through Its mstchmaker, 11. C. Pouder. that the club management will hang up a SIS.ono purse for a fight between Carl Morrla and Jim Flynn. Tony Ross, Al Kublak, Jim retry or Al 'Kaufman makes the followers of the flstlo art throughout this section wonder whether a future championship possibly will reaHy come out of the west In the person of the oung giant from Sapulpa. The Tulsa pro moters state that. In the event of such a battle being held, they are prepared o build an amphitheater capable of seating 2B.00O spectators. They believe a contest of this character would net 136.00O In re ceipts and thus repay the necessary outlay. A meeting with any of the men men tioned would give the general public a bet ter line on the ability of Morris than Is obtainable at the present time. His fij-.it with Martin Hart was no criterion, as thst fighter had long passed his top form- end Hart was never In a class with men like Jeffries, Corbet t, Fitxsimmons or Sharkey. From what can be learned of the per sonal history of Morris he was born In Kentucky on August S, 18S, and spent most of his past life on the farm Of his father. He worked on the farm until 1904. when he came to Sapulpa snd applied for a po sition as helper In the roundhouse. His work attracted the attention of his em ployers and it was only a short time until e got a position as a fireman In the yard. He aoon became fireman on the road and was promoted to the position of engineer. Resents Inaalt. He served In that capacity faithfully until a little occurrence one day at Ok mulgee, when a negro, who had some trouble with a brakeman on Morris' train. attempted to strike him. Morris stepped down from the engine and Interfered, with the result that for a time It looked as if the brunette gentleman was going to need a glass carriage with black plumes. Oc- urrences of this kind caused people who knew him to spread his reputation aa a rough and tumble fighter, and those who were not acquainted with him seldom pushed a dispute to extremes more than once. Carl began to think of taking up ptigll Ism as a profession, and as soon as he learned that Jeffries had been defeated by ohnBon he asked for and received a year' leave of absence wlthput losing his stand Ing In the line of promotion by the Brother hood of Locomotive Engineers, of which he is a member. When he began training every railroad man working out of Ba pulpa became a Morris booster, so that the giant was soon heard of throughout the state It is probable that Morris has physical advantages over every other heavyweight In the world. He is S feet 4 Inches tall has a reach of 8Hi inches and he has trained down to 236 pounds. He weighed Soo last June. He has never Indulged In liquor or tobacco In any form and Is a stickler for health rules. He Is married and owns a home In Sapulpa. Ever since he disposed of Hart with two broken ribs, a fractured none and other Injuries Morris has been discussed all over the United States. Fast sag Active. In spite of his else and weight Morris Is said to be extremely fast and active. It Is rather Interesting to compare such of his measurements as are known with those of Jack Johnson, The two shape up as fol lows, Johnson, age. S3 years: weight. 205 pounds height, S feet I inch; chest, 40 Inches reach. 73 Inches. Morris, years, 2S; weight, 235 pounds height. feet. 4 inches; chest. 49 inches reach, WVi Inches. This gives Morrla the advantage of thirty pounds In weight, three Inches In height and nine Inches In reach over the cham pion. His normal chest measure Is nine Inches greater than Johnson's and within two Inches of what Jeffries' chest measures expanded. Morris has beear in six battles, the long est four rounds, The following are the names of the. big fighters he, has faced and finished: Tim Hurley, knockout; third round. Ed Anderson, knockout; third round. Battlln Brut, knockout: 1 minute, J0 seconds, Jim Harper, knockout; third round. Mar vin. Hart, won, fourth round. Spike Ken neoy, gnockout; second round The fights with Harper and Anderson were held in Tulsa, so the promoters there have had a chance to else up the man from Sapulpa, and the fact that they are willing to offer a big purse for his ap pearance with some good heavyweight shows that they believe that Morris has ability. After his argument with the fight Ing engineer. Hart Is reported to have said --Morns is tne Best msn I ever met ana he win certainly whip many a good man Inside of the next year.' Weeds a Maaaerer, II the Oklahoma giant Is a msn wit real fighting ability, what lie needs most U an experienced manager and handler Such a man would not only be able t show Carl the finer points of fighting and conditioning himself, but his judgment would be Invaluable in deciding Just who Morris should meet In the ring. Many a promising fighter has been ruined by matching him with some clever, hard-hit ting veteran before his knowledge of the game had been sufficiently develoued. Morris has a former railroad telegrapher W. F. -Stone, as manager, and Clone's ex perience In ring affairs Is limited, to put, it mildly. In the hands of the right man Morris might advance rapidly, but his own greenness added to his manager's does not promise a brilliant future. If he suc ceeds It will be desolte ,nrll,.,. lJngfords manager, Josei.h Woodman and Wolgaafs manager, Tom Jones, are trjing to sign Morris to long term con tracts, but the giant says he will not go u.iv on mone, no threw up his Job as a train deapatcher to handle Morris' affairs Woodman wants to take Morris abroad where he can fight Sam McVey. Joe Jeanl nette. Ian Hague or some other heavy weight, but Morris says In the first place that he will never fight a negro utile It Is Johnson, and furthermora he is anxious to do all his fighting In America Billy McCarney of Philadelphia la another man who Is said to be anxious to handle the affairs of the new ssplrsnt for cham pionship honors. Morris is undoubtedly big enough and strong enough to go after the heavyweight title, and in the hands of a man like Biily Delaney might eventually accomplish his ambition. His n..t ti,.. may possibly be with Jim Flynn, aho has wired the promoters that Hi.OnO Bounds like music to blm snd thst he will be pleased I t"arrei wttn anybody over that a If NEW YORK, Jan. 21. Joikev- Carroll Shilling probably earned more money l-l ear than any other race rider in the world The young m.n. In a recent Interview, said he received nearly I'iO.nno for his services from various turfmen In IIO. of which P. C llldrcth alone paid him im.0X. For riding Novelty to victory In the Futurity at Snra- oga Shilling declared thst Hlldreth not only thanked him for his great horseman- hip, but also made him a present of S.'.OH cash. FhlUIng was suspended by the Oakland stewards some time ago for fall ing to fill his contracts, but 11 was subse- uently discovered that the crack Jockey as 111 and could not do himself Justice. He notified his contract employer. Adolph Spreckels, that he needed a rest and then left for his home In Paris. Tex. CONVICTS WHO MADE GOOD Rotable Instances Drama from the Pardon Record of New York. Characteristics of Manager is Often Eeflected on the Flayers. CARDINALS BECOME WAITERS ;et the Idea from Hoirr Hrraaahaa, Who Himself Waa the Rest In the l.eaaae Other Traits Followed. Two Interesting things are shown by the records on file with the pardon clerk st the state capitol at Albany, N. T. One Is that there are many men In the great tate of New York going through life with Inlster pasts known neither to wives nor children. The other is that men sent to prison for penal offenses cen live down their evil ways and become successful and respected citizens. Moat remarkable cases of this kind came to the attention of the officers during the closing days of the administration of Gov ernor Horace White. Names are not made public. It has always been the custom to hleld from puUliclty such persons as sought to have their cltlxenshlp restored. on the theory that publication might do them harm by branding them as convicts. Scores of applications for restoration were made to Governor 'White, and quite few of them were granted. The most remarkable came from a man who Is now prominent railway man In the employ of the Pennsylvania railroad. He earns a salary of 112,000 a year and lives in fine style with his family. His petition to be restored to the full rights of citizenship was Indorsed by a lawyer of prominence, who declared that he and the petitioner ilmself were the only living persons who knew that "the petitioner was at one time a burglar of considerable reputation." In the papers It was explained that the an served a term In prison for burglary, but that after getting out he resolved to brace up and be a man." He went to a part of the country where he was not known and studied engineering. None of his associates and no member of IiIh family knew anything concerning his dark past. Like practically all others who seek citizenship years after being deprived of this man grew tired of making excuses to his wife and children and frlohds for not voting. Another case which attracted considera ble attention was that of a Brooklyn busi ness man who was sent to prison for rob bery in 1872. He reformed, married, and now has a family of grown up children. His sons last fall expressed surprise when their father did not vote, and his explana tion was but a lame one. To the officials here he said that he had always feared to swear In his vote lest some one who remembered the . 1872 case would challenge him and expose his dark secret, which has Iways been kept from his wife and chil dren. His application to be restored to the rights of an American citizen was granted, as was that of the Pennsylvania railway man. New York Herald. The only inheritance everybody Is sure of Is the bad qualities or his forefathers. A man takes his politics so seriously be cause nobody on the other side will. Its unfair to a col ege sraduate to keep on treating him that way all his lire. Tlmt personal Ideas and characteristics of the manager of a ball club can be re flected In the players Is proved In the rec ords which were recently issued showing that St. Louis led the National league in the number of bases on balls and that the Giants led the league In hitting. Until llresnahan became manager of St. l-otils the Cardinals had never been con sidered a good "waiting" club. He wss the test "waiter" McGraw ever had. and that 1 Is why he was put st the top of the batting list. Roger always Insisted on waiting for that fourth ball even If he ran the chance of being called out on strikes. With two strikes and three balls on hlin he would often let the next one go by In the hope that the umpire would give him the benefit j of the doubt and call It a ball. When Bres nahan went to St. Ixnils he carried that Idea with him and forced all of his play ers to become "waiters." It so happened, however, that Roger played It too strong and the team did not get enough hits to drive the runners In. The Cardinals became sueh chronic "waiters" that they would always take the first strike without making any attempt to hit at it. Mathewson said they always al lowed him to get the first strike on them, and that Is a big advantage. "The only man that switched on me." iald Matty, "was Konetchy, and one day when 1 put him an easy one over he hit It for three bHses. I was so surprised that for a min ute I didn't know how to proceed." Ideas af Mrliran. In the case of the Giants their hitting record slso reflects the Ideas of McGraw. The Giant manager In his playing days was essentlnlly a hitter. He always be lieved m protecting the base runner. If there Is a man on first he will slways In sist on ths player hitting In behind the runner or working the hit and run. He drove that Idea Into his players ahd In that way a large number of hits were recorded that would never have been made If a waiting policy had been pursued. - I had rather strike out than hit a ball toward the shortstop with a runner on first." McGraw said to Snodgrass one day. He has always insisted that a wallop In that direction doos more harm tnan a strike-out, as It gives a chance for a double play. On a strike-out the runner would at least have a chance of stealing second. 'A man who cannot hit Into right field or behind a base runner Is not a good hit ter, no matter how good may be his eye." said the Giant msnager. "While the St. Ivouis club got more bases on balls than any other team, you will notice that they did not get anything like as many runs. A good -waiter' Is a valuable thing to have on a ball club, but there la a limit to It. If everybody practiced it we would have very few clean-up hits." Another peculiar fact that is shown by the new records Is that Cincinnati was the best stealing club In the league. The Reds were also a good hitting team. Putting those two things together it l hard to un derstand why they failed to make as many runs as the other clubs. Arthur Irwin ex plains It by saying that the Reds ran bases at the wrong time. If they had saved their steam, according to Arthur, and had they used It when a stolen base meant a lot In the game, they would have made many more runs. The Reds had a very bad habit of trying to steal second, with nobody out. The trouble was that they tried It too often and the catchers got on to them. A rile Latham saya that If ths Reds had practiced hitting la behind the runner when the steals were attempted that they would have been the harden dub In the lesgue to beat. Clark Griffith hss always been s great advocate of base stealing While tusnsgi-r of tho Highlanders he hsd a wonderf il base stealer In lnvy Ftilts In fin t. Davy led the league In stolon bases and hit f r below ..W. There Is a lot of dlffereni-o be tween the team "base running'' and ' base stealing." A player often shows himself a good base runner by not trying to steal. TRIBUTE TO FIRST AMERICAN Well polrn Words of Praise for the tanlahlna Indian tare. In an article In The Wold Today fvf January, telling of Mr. Rodman W'sna mnker's suggestion for a monument to tlin vanishing Indian race. Beverley Ruchanan has the following to ssy regarding the In dians: Chief Joseph died a few years ago of homesickness, but many of his sayings sre still remembered. Upon his surrender t General Miles he said: "God made me an Indian, but not a reservation Indian. Yon might as well expect the river to run back ward as thst any man who waa born free should be content when penned up snit denied his liberty. Oh. let me be a free man! Free to travel, iree to stop, uco m work, free to trade where I choose, fre to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to think. talk and act for myself, and I will obey every law or submit to the penalty.'" Many another chieftain nmrin equally futile appeals sgalnst tho overwhelming tide of civilization, but gone are the hunt Ing-grounds and battle-fields; gone the wigwam and council fire. Where once the red man claimed a kingdom, farm houses and villages, mills and factories dot tho landscape. Where once upon tho clear air rang out the cries of the war-dance, or mingled with thn winds of the forest, drifted weird and low tho chant of thn braves, now the laughter of white children at their play in the school ysrd or the peal of bells colling men to worship tho white man's God, ring out across the; morning. "A survival of the fittest," the practical man wilt say, and he may be right. Front the viewpoint of close association with tho red man, his faults sre apt to he magnified and his virtues forgotten, but when the last member of the vanishing race whall have folded his blanket .about him and passed beyond Ihe great divide, wo may remember the Indian aa he has ever been, brave, loyal, eelf-aacrlflclng and honorable to a marked degree. Oeneral Miles, the veteran of. many In dian wars, has said: "The w nues run a broken every treaty they ever mado with the Indians, but the Indians never broke a treaty tney mane wnu m Colonel Cody, better known as Buffalo Bill, said: "I have known the Indian since I was a baby. I have known hlni In war and In peace, and I have known him to be always honorable In war or peace. LEWIS GETTING THE MONEY and Has Has Won Two Klahts Others. NEW TOUK, Jan. 21.-Harry Iwls. the) American welterweight, is certainly grab bing off -plenty of money over In Paris, as he has already engaged In two fights. which he hae won, and la matchod for three others. He Is also as good as matched to meet Willie Lewis on March 4 In a flnlpli fight for which Willie offered a guat-anlea of S3.000, with the privilege of accepting per cent of the gross receipts snd two round-trip tickets. Before taking on Willie, Harry Will meet Johnny Summers. th English lightweight, for twenty rounds In London on January 26, Blink Mc.Crotskcy ot Philadelphia for fifteen rounds In Paris on February 1 and Charley Knock, the Eng lish fighter, in London on February 10. Good deeds are sometimes performed un less they happened to cost money. If money could mulllply like misery, everybody would be a millionaire. If more people could create mil ale feweB might murder It. In "Dresner, the Tailor's" Win dow All Week A 15th Century "Courtier""Alive! A 1 7,7 m Mil 'x A professional actor, attired in an authentic copy of the garb worn by a "Courtier" of the 16th Century, will exhibit scores of up-to-date tailoring fabrics In the window of "Dresher, the Tailor," all' week, commencing Monday. The "Courtier" and his movements of grace, will make an attractive display, and note well the reduced prices on the garments he brings to notice. tit 011 a moment as you pas see the "Courtier's" superb costume then leave your order for modern tHllored attire priced lower tiiau GOOD tailoring ever HAH been priced In Omaha. The "Courtier" will show scores of exquisite wolens which will be made into I mount, i his man will ii. b , . i "-" never ei u tie lno e than a clerk, but she will know that ,e deserves to be president -New York pre Be" ' Lots of people earn money; mmie get it dolbt'lt" "fl" l'eVf l" "- '' Tailored Suits at Radically Reduced Prices 9 Many of those match less "Dresher" fabrics that have been going into $35 Suits, will be made up, at, only .... Scores o! $45 Suits may now be had at $30, while many an extreme high class $35 fabric may be made up into Suits at $40. See the "live Courtier" see the way smart garments have' been reduced in price see an original window show. Land Show Visitors particularly, should see this novel window at ED e5 e o I u e5 he 11 aalor Farnam 1515 Street Down town - r-j agency for f'lm "J?3 BROS. Clean- ifyota 1 Jl ing and Dye- flfcllMM J IX ing establish- nT.t fTy ment. Leave " work here if 2,$? my you desire.