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At That, You Can't Blame
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OMISKEY la the real spirit and
I letter of tho world's tour on
I, . which the two teams, composed i
"- mostly of White Sox and Giants,
are nbout to launch. Comlskey
Is said to have counted on a personal
outlay of 175,000 for tho trip. Ills money
maker? Not that any one knows of.
Tbt Is not the purpose of the trip. Ac
cording to the Sporting News, tho pur
pose Is simply to make good on a declara
tion Comlskey made twenty-five years
ngo when working as playlng-manager
for Chris Vpn Der Ahe, owner of tho
St. Louis Browns. Al Spalding and
cap Anson tooK two trams on a
world's tour and It Inspired the ambl-
feat come day with a team of his own
and another. Commy will share the gate
receipts, of courte, but every one knows
they aro an uncertain quantity. He will
have a world of fun for himself and his
friends and bring his team back more
than ever flushed with determination to
play their heads off for the "Old
Roman," the most popular man In base
ball, a man who has always gone on the
theory that upending money brings In
money. It Is a theory In the benefits of
which many share and the fans delight.
Says the Sporting News:
Just at this time, when the public has
been fed on cplumns and columns of
figures showing the receipts, the club
owners' share and the players' split, of
this and that scries, until It has almost
become nauseated, It Is refreshing to read
a story of tho. real Impelling motive of
Charles Comlskey In arranging a world
tour for two ball teams and a score or
two of friends. There are figures and
dollar signs In the story, but they do not
relate to prnti(B and divisions. It Is not
a tale'of figures showing what Is coming
In or expected to come In, but what Is
going ' out, and an Impression of Mr.
Comlskey is that he is fully as happy
when' lt Is going out provided the ex
penditure means happiness as he Is
wherj It Is coming In.
Will McGraw stand pat on his team
for next year? The fact that, ho Is go
ing around the world and waiving the
chance of a mid-winter reconstruction in
(iplrcs such a belief in some minds. Welt,
Muggsy has a fairly good team. There is
talk of his landing Ed Konetchy for first
Instead of Merkle. Merkle can play all
light most of the time, especially if no
tfruerirencv shows ud. but Konetchv un
doubtedly would be a great strength to
tho Giants. But such trades are not
what is most needed -In base ball. Kon-
eicnv is needed Tar more wnere nn 18.
In Ht. Louis though ho says lie wori't
lilay there again than In New York.
The hope Is that before next spring both
the St. Louis team will undergo a few
radical ohanges. It would help base ball
Lost winter was the best In the history
of base boll for gossip. Never, in our
knowledge, did a mid-season yield ns
muoh snappy, Interesting dope. The
player who was not traded or sold dur
ing the winter was the exception. Some
times whole teams would change hands,
new 'leagues were built, new rules pro
mul gated, radical reforms advanced and
Innovations of every character projected.
This year things haven't opened up quite
as actively, yet the winter is not here.
The dopesters seldom get Under full head
way till after the foot ball boys have
their little Inning. And at that a few
good ones have been pulled even by now.
George Stovall goes to the Federal
league, managing the Kansas City team.
That Jets a mighty good ball player get
away from the American league, where,
lowever, he was '"In bad," for Ban John
eon Jidn't like him, and Ban's "It." Tho
acquisition of such men as Stovall helps
to substantiate the new organisation,
from 'Which wo may expect even larger
rtsultn in 1911 than produced this year.
We hear no more about the possibility
of Omaha gettng Into this league, anil
we are sorry, too. A winning Federal
lergue team in Omaha would be a ilmplo
Ban Johnson frowns on the Herrmann
suggestion of an Interleague series in
stead of the world's series. He lays too
much 'stress, It seems to us, on the finan
cial factor as the determining issue.
Those .fans who travel miles to see a
world's. series game without seeing It aro
apt to favor the other plan. At any
rate, why not give It a trial, at least be
fore the courts of base ball this winter
before consigning It to the scrap heap?
Kven It the majestic Ban doesn't like It,
let's discuss it and get at all its bad and
good points before passing it up.
The day on which It had been hoped to
have the Giants-White Sox tourists play
at Rourke park was h perfect one for bas-
tall and would ' undoubtedly ihave drawn
a crowd to fill the place, had Colonel
rtourie embraced the opportunity to
uather la fW extra baskets of yen.
Frank Chance has landed Outfielder
"Walsh, a high class ball player, from
Connie Made Chance expresses satis
faction with his Infield. All right, then
here's for the Highlanders for when
Chanee expresses satisfaction with a
team It ought to be a winner.
Gonding for manager next year. All
right come on. You can't beat the old
-tme.rbaniu6"tto V, 9 r O ' o J TmvraeN op us. we (an-t sn-rjowrf NOIf . MPV' VoO r
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More Ginger and Team Work is
Shown Than Ever Before.
Marquette (lame Gives TJiein Confi
dence Haskell Inillnna Come
Saturday and Another Hard
Game la Expected.
In spite of a poor start, the Creighton
university foot ball squad promises to
give Omahana some of the best foot ball
ever offered to supporters of the Blue
and White. The defeat of Marquette by
a store of 13 to 6 on Creighton field
October IS was tho first evidence of the
ability of Coach Miller's proteges.
The Marquette game was the third of
the year. The team got away bad on
the opening day, botng hampered by a
sea of mud, and allowed the Kearney
Normal school to hold It to a tie score
of 7 to 7. Kearney has a very strong
team this year, and Creighton was not
discouraged. Tho following Saturday
Wesleyan defeated Creighton at Unl
torslty Place 7 to 0. Tho weight of the
Methodists was too much for Creighton,
althought they displayed better knowl
edge of the game.
In tho Marquette game tho team found
Itself. Marquette Came to Omaha much,
r.tralded, having held Wisconsin to thir
teen points on the preceding Saturday.
Cielghton men played a beautiful game
on this occnslon, displaying more dash
snd fight than ever before seen In a
Creighton team. They gave the crowd
a lesson In real clean tackling and
worked together like a machine with the
tall In their possession.
The one thing most noticeable in the
Marquette game waa the manner In
which every man was continually fight
ing to win. On Walworth's long run, the
entire Crelghtn eleven was scattered over
the field, diving Into their opponents and
In every way hindering them from reach
ing tho runner. This is a feature which
has been lacking In former Creighton
Coach Miller was hampered at the out
set with a lack of experienced material.
Captain Morey Miller, Brennan. Staple
ton and Parker were the only trusties on
hand. Miller worked patiently with tho
gieen material for some time and finally
made a personal visit to the various
departments, calling for more material.
The answer was Instataneom, and
twenty mora men took the field the fol
lowing night.
McCarthy and Black, two experienced
men, returned to school, raising the totol
to six veterans. After the defeat at
V esleyan, it was only too evident that
the line lacked weight. The solutllon to
this problem was equally quick, and a
list of huskies dropped whatever kept
them from the field and came to the aid
' of their school. In this last croup were
I Hall. Young, Hanley and Shannon.
A tquad of forty men takes the field
each evening and practices until after
Creighton University Foot Ball
Standing, loft to right: Walworth, Dlcrkcs, Schonnlter, Hftnley, Jones, Heel, Young, Hetz, ami Coach
Harry Miller. Kneeling, left to right: Black", Casey, Stnplcton, KnmanskJ, Shannon, Hull, Coady unci Mood.
Sitting, loft to right: Pitta, Jirennnn, Captain Moroy MlUcr, Warren, Parker and McCarthy.
dark In an effort to cop the remalntrfg
games on the schedule.
With the Marquette game safely tucked
away, the Haskell Indians, St. Louis
and South Dakota offer the remaining
allurements, and from the comparative
showings of Creighton and these teams,
Creighton is due for a very succssVl
Wolgast Now Wants .
to Match Abilities
With Willie Ritchie
NEW YOniC. Oct. 25. Ad Wnlrajit la
once mora on the trail of Willie lUtchla.
Taking his recent victory over his old
foe. Battling Nelson, as an excuse the
Michigan Wildcat" has come out with
another challenge In which ha outdoes
Fredriln Wl ni In rnnllni. .hnii, lll.l.l.'n
' ..,. . ... . I ( I u u W U V, AMMv.l.V tt
matchmaking methods. The Milwaukee
promoters have announced that they will
make Kltchle a big offer for a ten-round
bout which he cannot afford to pass up.
w olgast s speed and endurance In his
bout with Nelson at Milwaukee were a
surprise to many who thought he was en.
tirely through as a fighter. The-energy
with which Wolgast trained for tho bout
was even more surprlslnc. and aomunta
for hl good showing. Wolgast hates the
grind of training. His laxneas in pre
paring himself for his battles has al
ways been his greatest handicap. But
Ms Intense desire to humble hln n1,l rival
aroused his ambition as nothing else
could do. Reports from his camo wero
to the effect that he was showing more
zest ror his work than ever before.
Ji.very morning ho ran miles on tho
road, something he had neglected, to do
for previous bouts. In the gymnasium
he flailed his spnrring partners with nn
earnestness entirely missing on other oc.
raslons. Wolgast accounted for his en
ergy by saying that he felt more Ilk
his old self than at any time binco his
operation for appendicitis. But the fact
that all his prlda was aroused acted as
a stimulant and caused him to work
fiarder than he would Jiave done had Ms
opponent been any other than Nelson.
ITHACA, N. Y., Oct. U-Coach Court
ney of Cornell has not forgotten the
clean-cut victory of the Syracuse crew
at the intercollegiate regatta at Pough
keepste last summer and Is, therefore,
making an early start on the preliminary
work for next season.
He has already had out several com
binations of freshmen on the Cayuga lake
Inlet chapnel in addition to four varsity
crews. Among the varsity men are four
of last year's veterans.
Cornhuskers Will Soon Be Obliged
to Play on Other Grounds.
Will Meet Atnea Availes Saturday on
Their Home Field nnrt Take On
Kansaa at Lawrence Two
Weeks Later.
LINCOLN, Oct. 36.-8pecial.)-Wlth the
exception of the Iowa game the closing
event of the foot ball season of 1513, the
University of Nebraska has practically
completed the season at home and In
the next three weeks the team will have
Its crucial test on foreign fields,
Next Baturday tho Cornhuskers meet
Ames at Ames In the first of the elim
ination battles for the Missouri Valley
championship and two weeks later the
Cornhuskers go to Lawrence, Kan., for
tho biggest battle of the season with tho
old-time faemen, the Jayhawkers. Sand
wiched in between Is a game with the
Wesleyan Coyotes, but Wesleyan Is not
as strong as In former years and Stlehm
anticipates little difficulty In disposing
of the Methodists.
Tho Ames aggregation, under the guid
ing hand of Coach Ouy Williams, Is of
unknown strength. Early in the season
the Aggies played Minnesota and were
given an unmerciful drubbing, but the
squad was made up of entirely unseasoned
players and was at a tremendous dis
advantage in that game.
Since then th Aggies have Improved
wonderfully and with Nebraska and
Kansas are regarded as the ree. 1 con
tenders for the valley honqrs. Nebraska
always has, had a most difficult task In
beating the Aggies on their home grounds.
Two yours ago although the Cornhuskers
had a big advantage In comparative
scores, the best Btlehm's machine could
do was to secure a drawn battle. Ames
and Kansas this season are being pointed
for the Nebraska game and It means
that Stlehm's protogea will have to play
i their belt foot ball against thrm.
Already Weeded Oat.
Missouri, Drake, Washington and the
Kaphas Aggies already have been dis
posed of In the valley championship fight.
The Haskell battle today between the
Indians and the Cornhuskers had no
bearing on the race Inasmuch as the
Indians never mads a pretense of observ
ing eligibility rules. It has been gener
ally conceded that the victor of the Ne-braska-Kansas-Ames
bouts will have an
undisputed title to the Missouri valley
honors. To maintain a clean slate means
much to the Cornhuskers, for It will
place Stlehm's pupils In direct line as
western claimants to the title. Nebraska's
Team for 1913
cleanout victory over the aophers leaveh
no dispute as to the strength of the Ne
braska elevtii,
Whl)e Ames Is held In wholesome regard
the Kansas-Nebraska game on November
10 Is regarded as the real battle for cham
pionship laurels. Arthur St, Ledger Moss,
tho Kansas fox, has a wonderful footi
ball machine at Lawrence one of the
best tho Jayhawker Institution has ever
turned out, and that Is saying consid
erable. Ills squad Is made up entirely of vet
trans who havo shown themselves able
exponents of both the old style and new
style foot ball in the early season games.
In fact Kansas' early season games have
been far more Imposing than the Corn
huskers, for the Jayhawkers have liter
ally smothered their opponents with their
fast offensive play.
A Thorn In 111- Hide,
Moss would rather defeat Nebraska than
win all of tho other games on his sched
ule. Ho has been frank enough to say
so,, and he will have the assistance of
many of the fonner Jayhawker stars In
pointing his eleven for tho Ncbruska
Nebraska will not be playing under tho
usual conditions on a foreign field, how
ever, for hundreds of Cornhuaker rooters
aro planning to make the trip to Law
rence. Tho CJophcr game lost week has
dono more to arouse Intorest than In the
last five years, and the visitors aro sure
to o represented with a delegation of
rooters almost as large as the home team.
There Is one complication still standing
out In the arrangements fur the gama.
Tho Kansas protest of Boss Is engender
ing a bitterness In the relations of tho
two schools and should Kansas stand
firm In the matter It Is certain Ne
braska will not yield tho point. Ross
will be played In the game or athlotto
relations are sure to be severed,
Aiinonncrs Its Poller.
Not a word has coma to the Nebraska
management relative to the Boss matter
In the last week. ' The Cornhusker ath
letic bourd has announced Its policy In
the playing of Boss and has formally
notified Kansas of such action, but no
reply has been received. Before tho end
of the coming week the matter will bo
disposed of and there Is very reason to
believe Kansas will give In since the
Jayhawkers have everything to lose by
the cancellation of the game,
need has not completed checking up
the tickets for the Minnesota-Nebraska
game of last Baturday, but has gone far
enough to definitely determine the at
tendance was better than for the Michi
gan gams of two years ago. Exclusive of
the Omaha dolegatlon over 7, MO tickets
were taken In and with the Omaha
crowd It Is certain to be well above the
f.000 mark.
With even the average crowds attend
ing the Ames, Kansas and Nebraska
games, (he attendance figures promise to
smash all records at Nebraska. Kansas
for The Bee by
and Iowa both promise exceptionally big
crowds and there Is not the slightest
question but that this wilt prove the most
proflable season In Cornhusker foot ball.
Nebraska's finances aro In good shape
and will see a big balance In the treasury
when the gridiron games ooma to a close,
Morgan Believes the
Abandonment of
Auto Eaces is Bad
NEW YOniC, Oct, 5. "The abandon
ment of the two best known national
automobile speed contests, the gold cup
and the Yanderbllt, came with a shock
to most of the followers of automobile
racing said W. J, Morgan, one of the
pioneer promoters of speed contests, re
cently. Morgan, who la now completely
retired from contest promotion work, is
of the opinion that the above contests
should not be allowed to die and that
It was a great mistake that active mis
slonary work had not been done In suf
ficient volume to make the running of
the races possible,
"The statement made by the officers of
tho Savannah Automobile club that au
tomobile contests had degenerated tnto a
money-making proposition may or may
not be truo sold Morgan, "It Is quite
true that Indianapolis placed the sport
on a purely commercial basts, Just as
the conductors of successful horse races
have done for many years. There Is no
particular disgrace lh money belnr made
In sport, provided the sport U clean and
entirely on the square. All sport Is more
or less dependent on what Is known
'gate receipts,' except in the case of, say,
an American cup race, where millionaires
ouua tho competing boats and then It Is
the pleasure craft that carry tho crowds
and make the money,
"Possibly the nearBTto complete ama
teurism in automobile contests occurred
when I gave the. Florida Beach races,
under tho auspices of the Florida East
Coast Automobile association. Most of the
prizes were donated by prominent motor
ists and there were, no gate receipt,
Charged because you could not charge
unless you fenced the entire beach In
besides It was federal property.
"The geratest amateur drivers of the
day were down thero, Ineludlng W. K.
Vanderbllt. Jr.; II. L Bowden. Boston;
W. Gould Brokaw, Frank Croker, Oeorge
W. Young and others. These amateurs
faded away before the onrush of profes
slonal factory drivers, as Is always the
case where the professional Is pitted
against the amateur.
"I believe that automobile racing can
bi revived by again placing It on the
bails that it occupied during the Florida
races and In this case there had better
be a strictly amateur dtvinlon formed
and some of the large cups transferred
to that class for competition. Tho profes
slonal or factory representative can, of
course, be In the professional division.
where he belongs."
"Bud" Fisher
Haakell In&aaa and Creighton ta
Hay on Laoal Held.
Visitors Used to Bo Considered In
vlaelMt ht IVocsil HjA Is
Batter Prepared to Win
This Time.
The celebrated Haskell Indian will
attempt to take the scalps of the Creigh
ton warriors on Creighton field next
Saturday. Judging from the showing of
the Indiana to date this year, Creighton
Is duo for a rough battle.
The Indiana have had easy sailing
among their opponents In the south, and
yesterday battled with the wily Com
buskers at Lincoln. They are reputed to
have thq best team in years, and have
at least two old Carlisle stars wearing
their colors. No ono ever attempted to
hold tho Indians to a clean observance
of ability rules, and they all look allka.
But they don't all play srtlke, according
to Foxey Kennedy, who Is coaching tho
Haskell team this year. Kennedy coached
the ICansan university team last year,
and Is very anxious to launch a whirl
wind of a team this year at Haskell to
thow up the Jayhawkers. And, accord
ing to Kaunas City sport writers, he is
sparing no efforts to got n good team,
consequently, acquired the Carlisle men.
Thny are reputed to be essentially adept '
in nandllng the forward pass, and niM
raid to possess one of the best, if not '
the best, punter In the west. . '
Would Delight In u Victory.
After tho Indiana the Creighton team
will make their lost trip of the year,
(playing St. Louis nt that place November
S. St. Louis has not made a good show
irg this year, and Crrlghton supporter
are confident for the first time of n
Creighton victory. Creighton has never
yet beaten the Mlssourlans nnd n victory
would be heralded with delight.
Omaha university will follow the St.
Louts game. This gamo is regarded as a
Jinx. Whenever Creighton meets Omaha,
one of Crelghton'a star men Invariably
gots laid out. Tho two teams have mot
on two former occasions, Justin Young
and Morey Miller being the Creighton
victims. Both of theso were stars and
both wero disabled for tho rest of the
season by Injuries. Young wis forced to
stay out of the game for a year, only
returning this year prior to the Marquette
No game Is scheduled for November 21,
Tsrklo having called off her engagement
with Creighton for that date, Cotner
may be substituted.
Tho final game on Thanksgiving day
with South Dakota is not regarded with
the usual misgiving. Tha Internal dis
unions at South Dakota and their de
ft at at the hands of Minnesota and Notre
Dame, havo convinced Creighton that the
.Coyotes are not invincible, and they are
beginning to nurse hopes nf a victory
over tha human whirlwinds from the
Hoppe and Demarest
May Meet m Match
CHICAGO, Oct. 26,-Calvln Demarest.
the local cuclst, Is anxious to regain the
18.2 balk Uric championship, which ha
held a few years ago. Demarest is after
Willie Hoppe, the present tltleholder, for
a match and hopes to get into aotlon
with the champion some time in Decem
ber. If Hoppe agrees to meet Demarest
the match will probably be for Jl.rm
Hoppe, bring the champion, has tha right
to name the place, but undoubtedly if he
agrees to meet the local man he will
name New York City as the battle
ground. Demarest won the title in New York
City four years ago, but lost it the fol
lowing year to Harry J, Cllne of Phlla
delphla In this city. On May 23, 1910, at
New York City Hoppe defeated Cllne,
and has held the title ever since. In UU
Demarest challenged Hoppe. but lost the
match by a score of 600 to 400 at New
York City. Many blllard fans consider
Demarest Hoppe'a most dangerous rival.
NEW HA VEIN, Conn., Oct. JS. Tha
financial difficulties which last year
caused the withdrawal or the Yale Uni
versity Basket Ball association from the '
Intercollegiate league will no longer re
main an obstacle and Yale has decided
to re-enter the league. It Is hoped that
sufficient undergraduate Interest will be
awakened In the sport to prevent a
deficit at the end of the season, for this
year's veteran team, under Captain H.
iD, Swlhart, should prove a strong factor
In the league.
The Intercollegiate series promises to be
well contested. Cornell, the winner o(
the 191MS championship, will have three
members of the team back In the- game.
The Princeton team, which finished so
ond, loses but one man through gradua
tion and will also be able to draw from
a championship freshman team. Co
lumbia, Pennsylvania and Dartmouth will
all have teams made up mostly of last
season's men.

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