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DIAMOND Judgments THAT festive old major outlaw league, sniffing the frosty air. has taken on new life and now leap and bounds abroad as spry as a youngster. Messrs. Marshall Hender son and AVlUUm T. McCullough, tho two Pittsburgh millionaires back of this arlal ptoject have launched it again with so rap excellent stove-league dope, as- follows, towlt: A team will be planted in Chicago with Frank Chance, manager, provided Chanco Is agreeable; a team will bs planted In St. Louis, with Roger Bres nahan as manager, provided, etc.; another In Kansas City, with Horr Honus Klng as big boss; another In Pittsburgh with our old friend, Deacon Phllltpl as chief pirate; one In Milwaukee with Hugh Duffy to run It. And that is not all, this TTnlted States league has signed up con tracts with other major league stars and will complete their circuit from such towns as Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Cleve land and Cincinnati. Of course, all ad vance notices sent out by'thts U. S. bnt tery will be discounted owing to past abortions, and yet any serious-minded fan knows that there Is a day of reckoning ahead for organized base ball, which is fast making a tyrant of tlio owner nnd a slave of tho player. We havo had one or two explosions, and we shall have an other soon If the tendency doeal, not change. Here Is this rumor of an outlaw invasion of Western league territory, which is not taken too seriously as yet, but It should not be taken too lightly, either. There Is ground for complaint. In other words, there is blood on the. moon. The National league's dirty deals are catching, evidently. Just how long a re action of Fomo sort can be staved off Is tho question. This headquarters moving, trick, Jack Holland says, was the work of Ducky Holmes and Jack Hendricks. So we have understood from tho first. That is a typical Ducky Holmes trick. It was a blow at Comiskey, who was. accused of aiding certain other towns In the West ern league. When Comiskey magnani mously permitted Ducky Holmes, then White Sox real estate, to go to Lincoln to tage up managerial and ownership du ties, and continued to help Ducky with his team, Ducky was not stabbing Commy In the back.' Comiskey has been a friend to tho Western league. Has Ducky Holmes? Is he or Hendricks how in this cuttle-fish trick that has proved abortive? ' Miner Brown laughs at the idea of his btlng all In as a pitcher. He and Chance think he has, many a good game left in that old arm that did so much to put Murphy on the map. Brown never has had but one bad year, 1912. What great pitcher has not at times given down? Mathewson has done It. Walsh did it, so did O'Toole and Bender and others, who, under decent treatment by their em ployers, rallied and pitched as great ball as ever, Why Isn't Brown entitled to de cent treatment? Ho is, but belongs to a management not in the business of giv ing It. Murphy, to rub It on Chance a little more, says he may make Evers president of tho Cubs and himself take a trip around the world, but If on his return he found Evers had made good, confirm him in tho position. We couldn't thlnlc of any .greater contribution to the welfare and future of baso ball Murphy could possi bly make more than his own elimination. But, of course, Murphy's persiflage is obvious. Umpire Evans things Bert Shotten of the St. Louis Browns, formerly of Omaha, is faster than Ty Cobb, but lacks the knowledge of how to use his speed, George Btovall gave him a few valuable lessons last season and will continue the instruction In 1913. All Shotten needed when here was Instruction. A blind man could see, as Pa Rourko saw. that he hud all the maklns' of a great ball player. As we had expected, this noise of mov ing the Western league headquarters from Chicago, Instigated by a few sore heads," is proving abortive. Tlte men who Started It lack the nerve to push it. They can't push it without doing violence to their own interests and the league as a whole and they know it. Del Alderman, once a star Western league southpaw, who made his way to Pittsburch on trial, then lost control, has settled down In Omaha In other lines of work. Del says his playing days are over, for which we are sorry, When some of these latter day "great est batters on earth" stick above the .300 mark for fifteen years, it will be time to make comparisons mlt Hans Wagner. We see Pa Rourke has tnpluded Clay Schoonover In his probable 1913 line-up, w trust this mean that Clay has speeded up about ZOO per cent No mid-season base ball problem was so knotty that the sprfg sun would not melt it WelJ, all this fuss makes floe winter V i m m 1 . , 1 I L ldici dope, anyway. Cheap Vf COL WHEN fZH IOO OEAMv wu STTIN IT MUTTIN ' BLUFFS WILLINYADE OMAHA Smiths and Superiors Will Meet at Rourko's This Afternoon. BIG CROWD IS ANTICIPATED All Local Amstcnr Tennis Are.Grnd nnlly Shaping- Into Farm for the Deciding: Contests on Tuiinksirlvliinr l)nr As usual a double header will be the bill of fare at Ilourke park this after noon. The first game will bo between the Shamrocks of South Omaha and the Spaldlngs and the second contest Joe Smiths of Council Bluffs against tho Superiors. The Bluffs aggrgeatloni comes to Omaha hailed as the best team of an Independent class ever mustered In that town. They have one particular star In diet Dudley, who formerly played full back for the Dartmouth eleven. Accord ing to the dope their backfleld Is ex ceptionally fast. Horry Williams, tho Superior's giant fullback, should have at least an even break with Dudley. Tho Superiors also have three men that am fast and hard to stop Traccy, Dalley and Qulgley. Up to the present writing the Joe1 Smiths have failed to drop a game and It Is their Intention to make thb Superiors bite the dust. It Is a cinch that they will fjnd the ' task a starchy proposition. About' 300 followers of the Council Bluffs aggregation will be on deck to utilize their lung power' to help their boya grab tho large end. The Superior rooters will be out as strong as onions to offset the opposition's barking. A band was hired by the Superior rooters and as a con sequence plenty of music will be on. tnp. The first contest "between tho Spaldlngs and Shamrocks will be' a classy affair. As usuai tho Spaldlngs will bo outbeefed, but , they will offset this handicap with speed 1 Barrets of rivalry exists between theso two squads, so a game with many thrills Is anticipated. Their game will com mence promptly at 2 o'clock and the second mix will start at about 3 o'clock. Following Is the lineup for tho second ,i game: BUPEnions. B. Yot n.o. ii. Tot r.t. 8ttp rug. Komorfikjr C. Aodrawt L.G. Pearicm L.T. Caller ...L.B. JOB SMITHS. I..O.. Irfrica McCarthy , WIU!am.Mrn J. Btegstn Storm D. Stftnen h.r. U.K.., a....: n.o.. n.T.. .TLB. . ..O. Slum Q.D Lsndoo Ull.n... nonhiuSteuri rt.H.n.. nmidon-Lomnr F.B DUdler-Bmlth Qulflay Q.U. Tract? R.II.D. lUchtan UH.n Wtlllama K.B. Konnalljr-woolMr- ailllan 8 obi. On Vort O in aim Field. At Fort Omaha in all probability the main attraction will bo between the Bel- monts and tho Athletics. They will lock horns at 3:30. The initial argument will be Soldiers against Tigers. This game, according to the dope, is already con ceded to the Soldiers. The Athletics have been making some rather strong state ments about where they stand In cham pionship circles, so the Belmonts have decided to do their utmost to put a crimp in ttielr aspirations. Rivalry of the sour sqrt exists between these two aggrega tions, 'and as a consequence a fight of the bloody kind Is anticipated. To date the Soldiers have a clean slate, and it is their ambition to keep it in a healthy condl- tlon. Kirs game at 2. Second at 5:30. Lineup second game: UKLHONTS. ATHLETICS. L.0... Ekmaa L.T Harvey L.H ,. Isaacaon C Illackman n,0 ruy R.T I'ahl R-K Grn QU llaien rrn no. Bohan R.T. L. MoCTpory K. K. Wrtterfatd c. Crobaa UO. Tharbtr L.T. II. Mccreary UK. Wrilht Q.U. McDermott It.II.il. I.lfJ.II UH.D. rtosalUr F.Ii, UH.D Fetier uiu-u Pinaen TD Filch Bubs Daria-Dloao Breuman-Donui ..Subf. At I'loriuoe Park. Two Interesting fights will be staged at Florence park, when the Monmouth rark Reserves meet the Monmouth Park Thirds and the Monmouth Parks go up against the Defepders. The Defenders have been aching for an opportunity to wallop the Parks and now that the op portunity Is afforded they are going to make the best of It. Last Sunday the Monmouth Parks showed for the first time this season their real form and If they keep up the good work they will probably be able to skin the Missouri Valley bunch on Thanksgiving day. They had a contest scheduled with Valley for turkey day, but It was cancelled because Pt tho death of Clair Fitzgerald. Ills neck was broken while playing foot ball, a week ago last Friday, and ho died a few days later. First game at 1:30. Second at 1 The Monmouth Park Booster club will be out In full force to root for their war riors. I'nrku to Invade Jowu. Next Thursday at U:30, the Monmouth Park foot ball congregation, accompanied by approximately 300 foot ball devotees will travel to Missouri Valley, la., in a special train. At that burg they will meet the fast Missouri Valley team Their opponent has only lost one game during the last six years, consequently the Parks will have a tough fight on their hands. Heretofore It has been customary (or the Parka to run their special to Val ley, but on account of the recent death caused by foot ball at the latter men tioned town, the game was called off. Louis Devlne. the Parks' realous manager immediately got busy and scheduled this THE OMAHA at Half the Price HE'T-PARTY -YQU,E COULD SOAK DAT fer 5 20O .EA.V ! i . 1 Bottom Row, Loft to Right Gillian, sub.; B. Yost, right guard; Komorfsky. center! Woolsey, sub.; Stlper, right ond; Qulgley, quarterback. Middle Row Hachten, left halfback; Dumell. trnlne" Andrews, left guard; Dulley, left end. Top Row Pearson, loft tucklo; Konndlly, sub.; 11. Yost, right tackle; Williams, fullback; Tracey, right halfbaC- " "rfpr SUPKRIORS. WHO PLAY THE JOE SMITHS OF COUNCIL BLUFFS AT ROVRKH PARK TODAY, contest. Already about 2S0 tickets have been disposed of and from present Indi cations It looks as though they will sur pass alt previous records as far as a crowd (s concerned. They only figure on 300 muklng the trip, but If necessary they can easily arrange, for a couple of extra coaches. After the foot ball game the tnllro party will bo banqueted at the Miller hotel. An soon as the big feed is over the party will adjourn to the town dance hall, where they will glide around till eleven bells. The special train will leave Missouri Valley at 11. This excur sion is aways tho premier ovent in local Independent foot ball circles. Now If the Monmouth Parks only glom the contest, the foot balllsts and rooters can candidly say that they had one grand time. The Monmouth Park band will also be on hand to cheer up the gloomy children. Whenever their Is muslo you are bound to feel thankful, as well as cheerful, and nothing could be more appropriate for a Tranksglvlrlg party. FarreM Park Games, At Farrell park the Sherman Avenue Merchants and the California Athletics will clash. This Is the only team In the 140-pound class, that tha Merchants haven't mixed with. Last Sunday tho Merchants amply demonstrate their ability when t.hey played tho Defender bunch to a standstill. Each team grab bing seven points. Their beefy opponents were figuring on easy meat, but they found tho cost a trifle high. The Mer chants have only been scored on twice this year, They have been rather quiet, as nothing much has been chronicled about their deeds, nevertheless they have had a very successful season so far and have yet to find a team which can trim them In their class. Herewith the teams Belmont's TdP HOW. LEFT TO RIGHT -WATT COACH HAG EM AN BOTTOM CREAKY. DRE3SMAN. CAPTAIN JL i liit s. appi Jill 0Mm"y(-wfW mzm SUNDAY BKEt NOVEMBER 24, 1012. co)ri8nt. .. Nnt.ona, Omaha Amateurs that havo mot their Waterloo at the hands of the ever-zealous Merchants: Merchants, .0 Merchants r,0, Crclghton Heights, 0. Merchants 20. Monmouth Reserves 0 Merchants 13. Suburbans 0. Merchants 13. , SpuldlngB 0. Merchants 7, Defenders 7. Total:' Merchants. 103: opponents, 13. Here are thb Sherman Avenue Mer- J chants that will tusslo with tho California Athletics: Smith, center; Watt, right guard; Parker, left guard; Beaton, right tackle; Whnlen, left tackle; Simpson, right end; Allwlne, left end; Becktcl, Quarterback ; Turk, left half; Rlggs, right half; Young, fullback. On the Side Line. Harry Wright of the Bolmonts ft especially good at returning punts. Last week the Columbians were In hot water, looking for a gridiron toplay on. When It comes to gobbling up forward passes, .Dalley of UiuiBuperlorB Is overly there. ' Doran of the Llelmonts will go to Logan, la.. Thanksgiving day to play with the home talent. Manager Wlggers of WIsner, Neb., is to give the Superiors $115 for playing ThunWatrlvlnir (lav. All & 1)1 n " .in. 1 1 1 . i in t a i . , . i. classy halfback. He Is especially good Picking the holes. Thanksgiving day the famous Superiors will play the fast hoavy WIsner (Neb.) aggregation at Wiener. Creedon Is a star that the Monmouth Park Reserves will have to keep their glims fastened to today. Becauso they didn't treat him right or treat him often enough. Harry Wright quit the Monmouth Parks. Joy reigned supreme In the Belmont camp all last week becauso they trimmed the classy Columbian eleven. Papllllon Is looking for a game for Thanksgiving d.y. Call Frank Qulgley at Dougtas 2315, or Webster 2SJ. The Tigers will get the big eats at Logan, la., next Thursday. They are going to play the huskies stationed there. Blonde Ruff, the Papllllon managor, T Tj,nM.HH . 1. - r,! ..... 1,1 ,. , Ua,.- r Husky Gridiron BOHAN. M DERMOTT DORAN PAYS' ROW, LKFT TO RIQHT WRIGHT, WLHTliRQARD, M ANDREWB, k. A Drawn for WELL wnT SEES THIN ' FATHER Who Play Foot cays tho Superiors treated his boys on the squura It) every way, shape and form. Turkey ' day-' the Belmonts will ent Turkey ut Shonadouh, hi. They will buck up against the fast Shenandoah High school. diet Dudley, formerly the star fullback for tho Dartmouth eleven, Ih playing grand foot ball for tho Council Bluffs Joe Smiths. About 300 foot bull fans will go to Mis souri Valley Thanksgiving day In a spe cial train to cheer tho Monmouth Parks on to victory. The Defenders will waltz down to Au burn, Neb., on Thanksgiving day. They played their last turkey day and they woro treated royally. Waterloo, Neb., rancellcd its fight scheduled with Papllllon, Nob., for toduy on account of tho death of Clair Fitz gerald, a Valley foot 'nail star. Ltndnmeycr, the doughty center hitched to the Monmouth Parks had n rib busted shortly after tho game commenced last Sunday, but ho plucklly stuck to the finish. They have a star at WIsner, Neb,, that the Superiors will havo to watch. HIh monicker Is Woolworth. He tips the beam at about 190 and Is exceptionally fart for a big man. He used to play with the Washington university. lieutenant TruMdoll, who engineered matters to date at Omaha this season, has been transferred to New York. He will probably leavo tomorrow. Ho made many friends while here and will always be remembered, especially by the foot ball players. The Superior rooters are not claiming the city championship, but what they do claim Is that they have the best foot ball team of an Independent class ever must ered together In this state. To data the Superiors have scored VA points to their opponents 7. A record to bo proud or. Ills; I3d Hunter. Kd Walsh of the White Sox never tires of hunting. No sooner had he returned from the trip with the Comiskey purty to Wisconsin than ho began laying plans for an excursion Into the mountains of Now Egland. O, J. Danaher, formerly man ager of the New Haven team and now a lawyer In Walsh's home town of Merlden, will uccompany him, Warriors n s rrn cr wv nil iturit L. M CUISAUY J I M ok r.i m ... The Bee by George McManu; ... .. " IU Mt I THAT STUD THAT WA STOLEN JhT "T i- Ball WELLS' DEFEATNO SURPRISE Victor'' Over Welsh Two Years Ao-o Regarded bb a Miraole. MATT'S ABILITY OVERRATED Puukey McFnrlniul "VVna Flrt In llrenk Wella' Hubble Ilenulniloit niul I, alter Attributed Heft-lit In Ill-Health. NEW YORIC, Nov. 23. It was no grral' surprise to followers of boxing to hoar that FrcddlOy Welsh regained the English lightweight Championship by defeating Matt Wells, his former conqueror. When Wells won from Welsh nearly two years ago tho feat was looked upon as some thing In the nature of a inlraclo. Luter when Wolls camo over here and defeated K. O. Brown at tho opening of Madison Square Garden an a fight arena it seemed as though Wells hud been misjudged and that ho really was a hlgh-plass boxer. When he followed by outpointing Abo Attell, this opinion seemed to bo con firmed. However, later events showed that Wells received morn credit than was his due fqr beating Brown nnd Attell, It developed that Attell hud gono back and that Brown had been overrated. Outsld of his defeat of Welsh, It was on these, two victories tlwt Welt's reputation hung.! In later bouts he proved to bo no better' than was nt first etirmlccd. Packey McFurland wsb thn first to break mil's bubbla reputation. Wells claimed III health wan thn causo of his nopr showing on that occasion, und the excuse was sciepted s having something to do with It. But whori Wolli whs knocked down nnd nearly beatan by Young Brown, who was practically a novice at tho time, It beonmo apparent that Wells was really short of being i great boxer. Brown trained with Frddlu Welsh. for thn bout, and In their training gallops Brown could not put a glove or, tlm clcvr Englishman. Yet Im was abln to hold Wulls to a cloha decision. Welsh' has announced hl Intention of returning to this country a soon as hh fills n few theatrical engagement. He has nlriwdy slated that he lntmidii to b. i come a citizen of the iTnltwl States, lit which caso lie will be forced to rtlln aiilbli the Ungllsli title, as It can only ba held by an Englishman. Welsh has prop. rly In Cullfornlu, whero he Intends to mako his homo in the future. WILL SPEND MUCH MONEY TO SEAT POLO ENTHUSIASTS HtCMI'STKAP, L. I-. Nov. 21.-In order to accommodate all the players who will be on Ionr Islalnd for tho international polo matches of next sprtng the Meadow Brook club will spend about 115,000 to build another polo field, which will give the players two without the field known as No. 1, on which tho International mutrli will be plnyod with the English team The flold formerly wus built on the bed of a small stream which had been diverted, but the appearance of springs made the sod too soft- Vnderdralnago now will be Installed and the fluid will be ready early In the spring. 3-S T 17Z I ficn llj- MANY TROTTERS DEVELOPING Fifty-Four Entered in Two-Ten Class Last Season, JAY-EYE-SEE STARTS THE LIST In Next Seven Yrnrx It iJ Kstlmnted that Tlierc Will lie One Tliou mi ml Truttem inThU Hrlect Circle. NKW YORK, Nov, Fifty-four trot tera fcntrrctl-thn 2:10 list during the rac ing season recently closed. It Is the largct number over recorded In one sea sun. At Narrngansctt park In Providence on AiiKixt 1, lc?l, tho, llttla black gelding, Ju)-i:.ve-Seo, started tho list when ho trotted In 2:10, nnd on the following day Maud 3. Joined tho list when she trotted In V'.OfW, at Cleveland. Less than half a' dozen becumo members during nine years, but when tho blko sulky made Its appear-' unco In 1S9J now 2:10 trotters camo with n rush. Every racing season since has seen nil Increased number over tho year brfdro. There arc now ff3 trot ting horses In tho 2:10 list, and with a tolerable Increase each year, In tho next seven years thoro will bo 1,000 names lrr this select circle, which vlll bo an many ai them were In tho 2:30 list at tho tlmo Jay-Eyo-Bco began his 2:10 list. Of thin years Uxt twenty arc stallions and the remaining thirty-four aro cvcnl' divided between mares nnd geldings." Thoro woro seven newcomers that are C-renr olds, hut only throe that :ire l-yefir-olilH, Thn Wilkes trlbo leads with thirty of tho fifty-four; Electioneer comes sec ond with ten, and tho Belmont, Director and Mamhrlno families have three euch. Tlio young stallion, Jay McGregor, leads all sires, four of his produco having beaten 2:10, and BnronesH Sibyl, 3:25, by Baron Wilkes out of old Warwick Girl, Sitfi, leads tha brood mures with two. Shn s the twonty-sovciillf maro to become a don hi o 2:10 producer, Of the rclmmcn who drovo tho 2:10 trottors young Thomas W, Murphy of Poughkeepslo put six In tho list, and tho veteran, Ed Goers, fol lows with flvo. Baden, 2:0CU, earned tho fastest record, nnd he Is followed by Ross B., 2:00, who saved thn geldings from having a bad sea kojk on tlio turf this yeur so far as low records nro concerned. Ross B. came from tho woods, so to speak, and made nine efforts without being beaten, and ho went Into winter quarters with the repu tation of being one of the" greatest pros pects for 11)13. Honors among the mares woro evenly divided between Daroli Medium, 2:0G4, and Esther W 2:0CU College Ball Teams at Fall Practice NEW YORK, Nov. 23. Fall training practice for bono ball teams at the vari ous colleges and universities Is now wan ing. Harvard Is tho latest of the "big fellows" to complete the autumn stunts. Tho Crimson base ballerg''worked out for flvo weeks under the constant eyo of tho coaches, nnd from accounts from Cam brldgo Harvard will have an excellent squad to put to work when tho spring season begins. An excellent opportunity was afforded to examine tho material during the fall period. The coaches have now made th6- final selection of the can-r dldates who will be carried over to spring.'' Tho squad, however, will bo augmented luter by the men whose .Work In the fall' sports provented them from taking par.t; In tho baso ball preliminary work. Betting in England Kills Sprinting Game. NKW YORIC, Nov. 2J.-Charles E. IIol woy, the American professional sprinter, who has donned spiked shoes and com peted In varlpus countries, declares that If thero was not so muali betting In Eng land there would be better athletes In that country. "English professionals, he do Clares, wasto tlmo and ensrgy trying to foo! tho haudlcapper und this spoils them Ine long mn. Holway has met and de fontcd some of the best professionals In the world and has much Information con- ! corning athletic conditions the world ' over. Homo day, ho sayij. Australia will produco un athletic team that will sur- ' prlso tho shnrps. The climate there, he declares. Is Just suited for athletics and only th6 small population prevents It from keeping abreast with the countries which enter teams In the Olympics. Gun Club to Hold Thanksgiving Shoot The annual poultry shoot of the Omaha Gun elub will ba held at the shooting grounds east of the Douglas street brldgo this afternoon and on Thanksgiving day Both shoots will start at 1:30 o'clock. There will bu ten events of fifteen tari, gets each. First prize will be a turkeyr second prize a gooso and third prize a1' duck. The program has been arranged , uR. riflo shooters. Any shooter in th states of Iowa and Nebraska will be uK- lowed to participate.