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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: APRIL 22, 1917. 3 s'
SILK HAT HARRY'S DIVORCE A Masquerade Ball Is no Place to Be for a Stenog. Copyright. 11(17. Intennittenal News 8erlro. Drawn for The Bee by Tad 'A WOfiW W AAV 'CURT jfcWEWW- C W T (JH-SM-) MOW ) r.JJlsA BTHAnLv J M-X c y -- Judgments OMAHA got away to the custo mary start out in Denver. Ninth inning rallies by the Grizzlies grabbed the first two games played, after it had been practically settled that Omaha had them safe. Only one inference can be drawn from this, and that is the one pointed out many times, that the visiting pitcher is sadly handicapped in that mile-high air, and unless he is uncommonly vigorous, will break under the strain. None know this better than the Denver players, and their early season gains have invariably been due to the fact. No team opening the schedule in the mountain town has ever escaped un scathed. But the Omaha team didn't show the class expected, at that. Pre paratory practice was held back by bad weather, and the boys are in there feeling their way. This un easiness is bound to give way to bet ter work as the players get better acquainted with one another, and long before the team reaches home it should be going at a rate that will support its championship position. Governor Whitman's bill to repeal the New York boxing law failed of passage because of being two votes short of the two-thirds majority re quired, but it yet has another chance, and its supporters feel very certain of putting it over when it comes up again before the legislature. Here is another example of what the sure thing workers can do to a sport. No riper field of suckers ever was discov ered than Broadway, and none ever was closer gleaned. Jobs and crook ed deals of all kinds were put over, but sooner or later the end had to come, and it seems to be the only wa yto head off dishonesty is to pro hibit the sport It may be the means of restoring prize fighting to some thing of the glory it had in the days when the pugilist was an outlaw and not a business man, and a match was made to decide which of two men was the better and not to extort large sums of money from a gullible pub lic, that smooth workers could have opportunity to wrangle over the division of princely gate receipts. Reorganization of athletics at Ne braska ought to do something for sports down there. Dr. Stewart is made director, with full power to lay all plans for the teams, and thus to arrange his schedules and other de tails in such way as best will suit his playing program. This centralization of control is sure to benefit the man agement, if it does not affect the play ing. Mr. Reed is retained as busi ness manager and will look after the financial details. No successor to Dick Rutherford has as yet been se lected, but a list of eligibles of some length is before Dr. Stewart, and he will have plenty of time to pick his man. It has been hinted that the future for Nebraska holds much of major activity along other lines than foot ball. The gridiron game is not to be minimized in any particular, but some of the other branches of sport will get more attention than they have had of late, and perhaps a track team to match the foot ball organization will follow. Earl Caddock is cleaning up on his newly won honors, and will some day reach Anita with a bank roll that will astonish the natives. Gene Melady is piloting him around the country, letting him meet everybody and the gate receipts are good, for the enthusiasts are searching the woods for big ones to go against Earl, and he is treating 'em all alike. Likewise Joe Stecher seems to have overlooked the fact that he lost the championship, for he is toppling over mountains or meat as fast as they can be set before him. His defeat by Caddock doesn't appear to have slowed him up any, and his name is quite an attraction at the box office. All of which presages a really record breaking crowd when the return match between Earl and Joe is staged, for a lot of folks in this neck of the woods cling to the belief that Stecher yot can win. . Omaha fans have a single duty ahead of them. Last year this city captured the Capper cup, offered for largest attendance at any opening game in the league. It is up to the home folks to see that this cup stays right here. Only one way to do this: Be sure to be present at Rourke park on May 1, when a whole lot of the neighbors will be on hand and regular opening day proceedings will be varied by a lot of stuff that goes good with base ball. Including Broth er Dave's home-grown goobers. Any time Les Darcy, or the rest of them for that matter, feel like fighting the trenches are open and nobody barred. Wait till the Rourke family gets so it can concentrate its fire; just wait. Just pray for a sunshiny day next Tuesday. BALL SEASON HERE IN ALLJTS GLORY Two More Leagues Open Sea son Today Bloomer Girls Get Flying Start. PLAYERS ARE IN FINE FORM By FRANK QUIGLEY. Last Sunday four leagues affiliated with the Omaha Amateur Base Ball association started on that long base ball procession for the coveted flag of honor awarded at the expiration of a strenuous diamond campaign. This afternoon the American and City leagues will make their initial bows to the local fans and fanettes. This season finds the association with only three Class B leagues, one of which, the Metropolitan, opened the gates last Sunday. Since the in ception of the Omaha Amateur Base Ball association the City league has always been recognized as the best bet in Class B circles, but from pres ent indications it will have a rocky road to travel this season to beat the other two contenders. Here is how and where the learns of the American league will hitch up: Townsends vs. Magic Citys at Thirty-second street and Dewey avenue, 3:30 p. m.; Walnut Hill Athletics vs. National Cash Registers, Twenty fifth and W streets, 3:30 p. m.; Omaha Bicycle Indians vs. McCarthys, River view park, 3:30 p. m. In the City league, the Murphy Did Its, 1916 champions of Class B, will battle the Carter Lake club on the Carter Lake diamond. The Wralter G. Clarks will open up with the Grain Exchange at Fontenelle park, 3:30 p. m., and the Richardson Drug com pany will tangle with the Omaha Crockery company at Elmwood park, 3:30 p.m. A hand will be at the Wal ter G. Clark-Grain Exchange game. No Meeting. Last Monday night the board of directors did not meet. But they will meet tomorrow night in the City Hall. Two games were protested last Sun day, although only one protest has been received by President Isaacson. Both protests were from the Inter City league. The Montclairs protest ed their 5 to 2 game with the Park Avenue Florists and the Tomaneks protested their S to 4 game with the W. H. Newsboys. Both contests are protested because the adjudicator stopped the fracas at the termination of the seventh round. In the Greater Omaha league, the Melady Mavericks, 1916 champions of this league, were smothered by the Armours, city champions of 1916. Holmes White Sox looked sweet and the Te-Be-Ce's fooled the wiseacres by besting the Council Bluffs DeVol Victors. It is possible that the Coun cil Bluffs DeVol Victors might hand a defeat to the Armours, with whom they are billed this afternoon. The highest amount of runs chalked up on opening day was eighteen, col lected by the Tradesman team. If the Tradesman keep on handing out such poison its opponents will have to learn something about toxicology in order to preserve their base ball life. Ernie Holmes' White Sox congrega tion also marathoned a few counters over the Crockery, picking up a total of seventeen. This bunch acted as re lentlessly as Germans. The Alpha camo bovs of the Woodmen of the World accumulated fourteen runs and plastered their opponents with an ele gant coat of white-wash. As customary during the absence of the Rourke family, the Brandeis base ball manipulators will use the Rourke base ball theater. A base ball mati nee was booked there for this after noon between the All Stars and the Brandeis troupe, but was cancelled be cause the diamond has been filled in with dirt and the additional downpour left the diamond in punk condition. Golfers May Have Chance to Show , Patriotism on Links New York, April 21. Now that this country has been drawn into the war, golfers will have a chance to show their patriotism even on the links. It had been intimated that in the event of hostilities tournaments might be abandoned because of the feeling that under such circumstances indulgence in the game would be untimely. Would it not be possible to conduct a tournament along lines calculated to benefit the nation? In Great Britain the leading pro fessionals not in the army have been the means of raising thousands of dol lars toward the relief fund. Much the same plan could be put in opera tion on this side, even in events in which only amateurs would be con cerned. Take the Fox Hills Golf club, for instance. Some weeks ago the Staicn Island organization called off its spring invitation tournament. American League " Averages TEAM BATTING. O. AB. R. H. Pel. ChlcafO It) St (1 .3(8 Philadelphia 6 207 10 (2 .SSI Boston 111 8 41 .24! Ht. Louis DO IS 40 .222 Waehlnston S 167 It 36 .209 New York S US 20 31 Ml Detroit S 186 12 16 .114 Cleveland I 112 IS 16 .122 TEAM FIELDING. W. L. PO. A. E. . Pet. ChlcafO S 1 162 72 4 .983 BoBlon I 1 169 76 7 .971 Washington 1 I 126 62 .968 Detroit 1 I 162 68 S .968 ClevFlan 3 I 163 70 .961 St. I.oul 3 3 162 81 10 .960 New York t 8 186 (7 .966 Philadelphia .... 1 162 89 14 .947 INDIVIDUAL BATTING. Player. O. AB. R. H. 8H.SB.Pot. Speaker, Cleve 8 20 4 8 0 1 .400 Hcrklnpaugh, N. T. 6 16 0 6 1 1 .376 Bates. Phlla 6 26 1 0 0 .160 Plpp, N. Y 6 17 7 0 0 .161 Mcrrnils, Phlla 23 8 0 1 .348 Walker. Beaton 24 4 9 0 0 .346 Col. I). Detroit 6 21 4 7 0 2 .333 Gulsto. Cleve 21 2 7 0 0 .313 Hoblltsel. Boston... 6 18 6 3 8 .133 Judge, Wash 6 16 3 6 0 1 .JM Lewis, Boston 8 25 2 8 0 0 .320 Schalk, Chicago.... 2! 4 7 1 0 .318 Felsch. Chicago.... I 22 3 7 2 1 .318 .Htrunk, Phlla 6 22 2 7 0 0 .318 Staler, St. Louis..., 6 52 2 7 1 0 .318 Bodle, Phlla 23 2 7 1 0 .304 Spencer. Detroit.... 6 17 0 S 0 0 .294 Mcllrlde, Wash 4 17 0 6 0 0 .294 G&hdll. Chicago.... 6 24 2 7 1 1 .292 Jackson, Chicago... 24 2 7 1 .292 Weaver, Chicago... 6 21 8 3 2 .286 E. Smith, Wash.... 6 21 2 6 0 1 .286 Hooper. Boaton.... 6 21 7 1 1 .286 Milter, St. Loula.,.. 6 14 1 4 0 1 .266 Grover, Phlla 4 7 0 2 0 0 .2(6 I.avan, St. Loula... 6 18 2 ( 0 0 .278 Baker, N. Y 6 11 1 2 2 0 .278 Witt, Phlla 6 26 4 7 0 0 .269 Hale, St. Loul I 11 0 4 S S .267 Rice, Wash 6 19 2 6 1 1 .268 Pratt, St. Louis.... 23 1 6 0 1 .261 Wambsganas, Cleve. 6 20 2 6 2 2 .260 Chapman. Cleve.... 8 21 2 6 3 1 .218 E. Foster, Waah... 6 21 4 6 0 0 .238 Barry, Boston 6 21 8 6 4 1 .288 Thrasher, Phlla.... 22 8 6 1 0 .227 Gardner, Boston..., 22 1 6 1 0 .227 Llenold, Chicago... 18 4 4 0 3 .222 O. Bush, Detroit.... I 23 3 S 0 0 .217 Veach, Detroit 6 19 2 4 0 1 .211 Granoy, Cleve 6 24 4 6 0 0 .208 Young Detroit 26 1 6 1 0 .200 Crawford, Detroit.. 6 6 0 1 1 0 .200 E. Collins, Chicago. 6 20 6 4 1 0 .200 Marsans, St. Loula.. 20 0 4 1 .800 High, N. Y 6 16 2 3 0 0 .200 Magee, N. Y 6 16 1 8 1 0 .187 Milan. Waah S 17 I 3 0 1 .176 Malsel, N. Y t IB 4 1 0 0 .167 Hetlman. Detroit... I 19 0 3 2 0 .161 Austin, St. Louis., 6 20 1 1 1 0 .160 Burns, Detroit 6 21 1 3 0 0 .143 Rlsberg, Chicago... 6 22 4 8 2 0 .136 B. Scott, Boston...'. 6 22 0 3 1 1 .136 O'Neill. Cleve IS 0 2 0 1 .133 Nunamaker. N. Y.. 6 IS 0 2 1 0 .183 Schang, Phlla 16 2 2 2 0 .126 Shotton. St. Louis.. 6 16 3 2 1 1 .126 R. Jones. Detroit.. 6 17 1 2 1 0 .118 Turner, Cleve 6 17 1 2 1 0 .118 Ijiwry. Phlla 5 19 2 2 0 1 .105 Gllhooley. N. Y 5 20 1 2 0 0 .100 J. Leonard. Wash.. 6 20 3 2 0 1 .100 Roth, Cleve 6 19 1 0 3 1 .000 National League Averages TEAM BATTING. 0. AB. R. H. New York 6 174 27 63 Philadelphia 4 146 23 39 Brooklyn 6 167 IB 40 Cincinnati 8 260 26 59 Chicago 7 221 28 60 Boston 4 142 16 32 St. I.ouls 7 217 18 47 Pittsburgh 8 241 26 48 TEAM FIELDING W. L. PO. A. E. New York 4 1 112 63 4 Cincinnati 6 3. 216 lit 9 Chicago 4 S 189 81 8 St. Loula 4 3 180 18 9 Pittsburgh 3 6 200 66 11 Phlladslphla .... 2 3 112 62 7 Brooklyn 4 135 72 10 Boston 2 2 116 66 11 INDIVIDUAL BATTING. Player O. AB. R. H. SH. SB. Gowdy, Boston 4 16 3 9 0 0 Kaufr New York... .6 18 2 10 0 0 Roush, Cincinnati....! 27 6 14 1 1 rnbrlque, Brooklyn.. 5 18 4 9 1 0 Cravath. Phlla 4 13 4 7 2 0 Doyle, Chicago 6 13 2 8 I Robertson. N. Y....6 20 2 9 1 0 Palrcl, Pittsburgh. ..8 24 I 9 3 3 Henna;, N. Y 6 19 6 1 1 Zimmerman, N. Y..6 19 8 7 1 TWuther, Chicago ...6 11 1 4 0 0 Poskert, Phlla 4 17 S 0 0 0 Whltcd, Phlla 4 11 4 6 2 0 Bancroft. Phlla 4 18 4 6 2 0 Illllott, Chicago ....6 21 2 7 0 1 Burns. New York.... 5 21 4 7 1 1 Wonetchy, Boston ..4 16 6 9 1 0 Fischer. Pittsburgh 6 17 1 6 0 1 Hornsby. St. Louis.. 7 26 3 7 1 0 Myers, Brooklyn ....6 18 1 6 0 0 Zelder, Chicago ....6 19 2 I 1 2 McCarthy, Pitts. ...8 23 2 6 2 0 Betiel, St. Loula.,,. 7 27 2 1 0 1 Tvopf, Cincinnati 8 27 1 7 1 1 Williams, Chicago... 7 24 2 1 1 J. C. Williams, Bos. .4 16 3 4 0 1 Luderus, Phlla 4 16 4 4 0 0 y. Smith, St. L.,.,7 20 1 6 2 0 Illnchman, Pitts....) 28 2 7 1 0 Long. St. Loula 7 25 1 I I 2 Beschcr, St. Louis.. 7 26 t 6 1 0 Wolter, Chicago 7 26 4 1 0 Ncale, Cincinnati....! 26 2 1 1 Kchulte, Pittsburgh..! 31 4 7 0 2 Wingo, Cincinnati...! 1! 2 4 0 0 Fletcher, N. Y S 11 I 4 1 0 Olson, Brooklyn ....5 11 0 4 0 0 Cruise St. Louis....? 23 2 6 1 0 Shean, Cincinnati... .7 23 2 6 1 0 Uailey, Boston 4 14 3 3 0 0 Hock, Philadelphia.. 4 14 2 3 9 0 Cutshaw. Brook B 19 1 4 1 1 Holke, N. Y 6 18 1 4 1 1 firoh, Cincinnati..., 8 39 5 6 0 1 Miller, St. Louis. ...7 26 1 5 1 0 H. Magee. Boston.... 4 16 2 3 1 0 llugey. Phlla 4 16 3 0 0 Wortman. Chicago ..7 22 2 4 0 0 Ward, Pittsburgh... 8 24 1 4 4 0 Flack, Chicago ( 19 2 I 0 1 Maranvllle, Bos 4 19 1 3 0 0 Wheat, Brooklyn,.,,! 10 3 3 1 0 Klgbee, Pittsburgh.. 8 32 2 ! 0 0 Cuete, Cincinnati.... 8 22 t ! 0 1 rUengel, Brooklyn. ..4 14 1 2 0 0 McCarty., N. Y S 14 2 3 1 0 Carey, Pittsburgh.. ,. 8 30 4 4 1 2 Kllllfer. Phlla 4 16 2 2 1 0 Kelly, Boston 4 14 1 1 0 0 h.al. Chicago 6 16 2 1 2 0 Snyder, St. Louis.... 7 19 1 1 0 0 Pel. .305 .267 .241 .236 .226 .226 .217 .199 Pet. .979 .974 .971 .967 .964 .961 .954 .940 Pet .600 .568 .619 .600 .467 .462 .450 .376 .368 .368 .364 ,366 .333 .333 .333 .333 .812 .294 .280 .278 .268 .211 .269 .269 .260 .260 .250 .260 .250 .240 .240 .231 .231 .226 .222 .222 .222 .217 .117 .214 .214 .211 .211 .208 .200 .200 .117 .182 .167 .168 .158 .168 .166 .156 .143 .143 .133 .126 .071 .063 .053 DARCY AND JEFF SMITH WJ) RIVALS Fans Speculate as to How Called Off Fight Would Have Eesulted. MIKE GIBBONS IS BUSY By RINGSIDE. Chicago, April 21. Les Darcy's called off match with Jeff Smith in New Orleans should have proved mighty interesting. To those who were inclined to believe that Teff would prove easy pickin s for the Australian, and that the bout would serve only to give Americans their first real line on Darcy, the fact that the two men have met before should prove an eye-opener. In the first battle, scheduled to go twenty rounds, at Sydney. Les was compelled to quit in the fifth round. Smith always has claimed it was a clean knockout. So did many of the spectators. The Australian papers, loath to admit that a popular idol had been handed a K. O., politely admit ted that Darcy had declined to con tinue. At any rate the Australian was hors du combat and Smith is credited with a victory in the record books. The second battle ended in the sec ond round when Smith unintentional ly fouled Darcy. Had the light gone on that day Darcy might now be for gotten. Perhaps the fact that Smith has traveled ten rounds twice with Mike Gibbons may be as good proof that he is a good man as anything in his rec ord. Gibbons,, naturally, claims he won both times, but as no decisions were rendered his claims are not up held. The newspapers were divided in their opinion as to whether Smith was beaten or earned a draw. Mike just now is engaged in hurl ing challenges broadcast at Les. and through his manager, Eddie Kane, hasclaimed the middleweight honors in an attempt to force Darcy into meeting him soon. Matt Hinkel, the Cleveland promoter, is trying to get them together. Darcy has performed in vaudeville at Cleveland recently, and thinks wll of Hinkel, so this fistic plum may go to Ohio. Just now the thing that has proved amazing in connection with Darcy is the wonderful way in which he has managed to retain his popularity de spite the fact that he has been in this country four months and has not ex hibited his wares, and in the face of his disbarment by the governors and his muddled managerial affairs. Ritchie Mitchell, Milwaukee light weight, is as near the perfect man as there is in the ring today, according to William Lachemaier, physical cul ture expert, who in his day measured and compared all of the topnotch fighters. From the mass of figures thus obtained, he has struck an aver age, with which Mitchell compares more than well. "Mitchell's physique is closer to perfection than anything I ever saw," says Lachemaier. Jim Rush, former-University of Wisconsin foot ball star, is the only man I ever examined who surpassed him. Bush in his prime was almost perfect, and the only thing that keeps Mitchell from equaling him is a light pair of legs, due to the fact that he is required to take off weight and never has de veloped his limbs to their utmost. His chest also is slightly below per fection and his wrist is a trifle small. Otherwise his physique is ideal." Those who have marvelled at the ringcraft of Sam Langford may be interested in knowing that the vet eran negro gives credit for his prow ess to that other sterling negro fight er, Joe Walcott. The odd thing about it is that Walcott himself prob ably never knew that he was instruc tor of the Boston Tar Baby. It was in this same Hub that the lessons were learned. Joe had a younger brother named Westfield and he and Langford were bosom pals. Joe taught his brother most of the tricks he had learned in the ring and the youngster in turn passed them on to his chum, Langford. "The colored boxer in those days learned the game thoroughly," says Langford. "He had to to hold his own. That is why most of the negro pugilists were so clever. I never for got those second-handed lessons from Walcott." Incidentally, it was a desire to get even with a certain white boy, Danny Duane, who never was a top-notcher, that inspired Sam to study so hard. In 1903 Duane and Langford engaged in a battle of twelve rounds and Lang ford was the target for an amazing number of blows, which left him in anything but a pleased frame of mind after he had viewed his face, particularly his lips. Langford never had an opporlunity to fight Duane again, but the things he learned in preparation for that never-to-be second meeting were passed on via his fists to others who faced him. Johnnie Kilbane hereby is entered in the loneliest boxer contest. That he himself figures he is the king of the lonelies, as well as the king of the featherweights, is plain from that challenge he recently made to Freddie Welsh, Benny Leonard and Charley White, in which he offered to take them all on on the same night. Sounds rather nutty on the part of even a champion to offer to battle three topnotchers in another division, but Kilbane had a reserva tion in the shape of a stipulation that each of them must not tome in at more than 133 pounds, the legal light weight notch. That would amount to cutting off a leg each, so Kilbane was perfectly safe in defying them. At least his challenge shows a willingness to battle somebody, which is not as evident on the part of the challengees when that somebody happens to be Kilbane. Jess Willard is going ahead wit his plans to exhibit with a circus all season. His contract began about ten days ago. Willard says he sees no chance of getting a match before next winter and he does not believe Gossip of the Sand Lots Qui Probst and Jim Sutaj tr new mem ber of the To-B-Ce'i. A rood miiny nf Sunday landlcilterg play Saturday in thd Union Pacific len(u. Although reported that Swift ft Co. would back a team It failed to coma acrona with tha noceuary kal. Hera are a few new atari that will twinkle for the Tradeamen: Rlhy, C. Jor dan and Hallander. Gutnot of the Tradraman aaya a nonteat .ike their laat Sunday 1 a aura cure for rheumatism or gout. learner nf the Armoura cranked three on tho Fmollpr out of Ave attempt! during the Mf-lady-Armour tnnul. Kowland led the Sample-Hart crew leal Sunday, ha cranking threo on the coco out of five trlpa to the platter. Hereafter the South Omaha Merchants will he known aa the Magic Cltye. Thta tram la backing themselves. Nothing doing on the Beaelln efhedula for r.xt Sunday. Any fant team wish lug this date call Roy Stacey at South 123S. Kid Poxdnrli or the Bample-Hart outfit haa got the old altde down pat. He ex pect! to use It frequently this year. Today the Ramblers will ramhle to Plat tu rnout h, Neb., and bump up agnlnnt the base ball manipulator! stationed there, Frank Delehanty, of the Sample-Hart crew, caved one of Krecek's ahoote for per mission to hesitate at, corner three. Catcher Nulnellt of the Tomaneka mads a perfect average last Sabbath whin he copped four hits out of four times up. The National Cantr Rpglrters claim that they have a humdinger In James Fitter, a fly grabber stationed In the ouler worka. Dode Ilubatka will be on the firing line for the Krajlrnka HKalnat the Modern Woodman at Elmwood park this afternoon. Lfamond, Donovan, Collins, Krejlo and H. Mncoy produced the amanhea for the Bnne llns which trimmed the Yutan, Neb., gang1. Kmll Swansnn, who was trld out by Mollne, III., was shipped back, freight pre paid. He will now play with the Hamblere. Six-nlxly-nf ven was the average am a fined by Joaeph Wachtlor of the Melady Maver lka last Sunday by cracking two out of three. Today ftouglas of the Stags will he handlt'iipprd on account of a bum Imnp unstained during the Western Unlon-Hlag tunnle. Prohably the gofttK sometimes mentioned during a bane ball gnme will be scarce this year on account of the threatened mutton famine. In Hilly Hopkins the Trimble Brothers Juniors hnvn a angary lltt le ho inter. He breexed 'em up with oodles of steam last Sunday. Turlng th-i Townsend-Oraln Kxchanitc bat tip C'nrl hutca of the Townaendu aur nrlned himself when he climbed on one fur four bRK- For the Holmes White Snx Hernard Probst made four runs, althouKh Iht wan only up to bat three times against the Uainblers. LfiHt Sunday the Armours failed to rg Utrr an error during their mix with the Melady Mavericks. A clean slate listens good lor a start. HIM Hnlhrook, although handlcnppod with a bum knee, can still pcddln speedily end It doesn't Interfere with his cracking the pill at all. Hereafter on pouch one, John Dnvlne will deliver his wares for the IlenelliiH. He contains enough gray matter to make a pea cher I no. Hlllard Morearty and Hugs Raymond Young have attached their nionngruni to a Carter Lake club contract. They will do the hurling. Because Harry Sage, umpire In the Greater Omaha league, was sick last Sun--(ley, Harry Williams umpired the Armour Melady mix. Of lie Bloomer was a sensation In the outer works for the Krajlceka against the Hrd (i'!os and he also uncorked a two-base drive with two on. Yep. the Rsmhlers are still In the ring and according to their manager they will make tholr presence foil before the season Is far advanced. Some day this week the magnates of the Greater Omaha league will assemble and remedy a few defects that have popped up since the opening. These Te-Iie-C'es are a regular transfor mation from what they were last sonaon. According to Bud Lawler no cellar awaits them this season. Arthur Ifyvk of the Holmoe so,uad was al most put out of cominlHoion win-n he was whanged on his firing wing with one of Potach'a fast ones. Even pitchers sometimes crack out home tuns. Arthur Dyck, crack sbibnter for the Holmes' White Hnx, put one- over the boards agalnut tho Ramblers, IiUachlen of the To-Be-Ces gathered the moat strikeouts of tho (.renter Omaha league twtrkrs. He whiffed thirteen of the O. li. Do Vol Victors. Frank Vondra, captain of the T. M. Roz galls, has rounded up r team that will give tho best team In the 1-C league a hot run for the money. On his team he has such he will have to take advantage of the clause in his contract which permits him to break it on notice if he is matched with any of the contenders, or pretenders, rather, "There has been a lot of talk and little money in evidence," said Wil lard. "Anv time a promoter gives me what I believe I am worth he'll find me ready to battle any of them." Cliff Markle Says He Is Through With Base Ball Cliff Markle, the slim heaver, who went to Toronto from the New York Americans last year, has written to President McCaffery that he is out of base ball for this season. He gives no reasons why he does not want to play- Jack Bradley Is Fired, Then Stages Elopement Catcher Jack Bradley, turned over to the New Orleans Pelicans by the Cleveland club, figured in an elopement when he married Miss Mildred Reid of Sullivan, Ind., a co-ed at the Uni versity of Illinois. The newlyweds started south together and will do their honeymooning in camp. regulars as Krejclk. Bill Hakenhoht, Cur tis, De Vacek, Huffs tutor, Wilhelm, Bulla and Rudyul. I ITncle flam Feltman eontHbutad with a limit and nlso a half way smash out of four times up to help win the initial argu ment for tho Te-Be-Ce's. Plattsmouth, Neb., Is especially desirous of games with Omaha teams. For further Information communicate) with Manager Johnson, Plattsmouth, Neb. According to President Blunt of the Inter City league, a coat of paint will make aome things look as good as new. But a base ball suit la not one of them. After watching the Bloomer girls dish up a classy article of baseball. It was up to the Holmes sund laat Sunday to demon strate the superiority of men. Because the regular holster complained of a sore lunch hook, Tuffleld, the star thlrd-sacker of the Krajlceka, worked on the mound against the Ueddeoa. Every team tn the American league has depoelted Its forfeit except the Walnut Hill Athletics, formerly the Chris Lycks, This team la still looking for a backer. Here Is the lineup of the Omaha Crock ery company, a member of the City league: Feeney, McFarland, Hlatt, Ludwlg, Penceu, Clemmons, Noon, Pol lan and Currln. During the W, H. Newsboys-Tomanek struggle the Tomaneka grabbed ten hits and the Newsboys hooked four, but never theless the Newsboys loed the wrangle. A horse took a couple of ton kicks at Lloyd Johnson, manager of the Omaha Bi cycle Indians, As a consequence Johnson will be on the sick list for several days. Nick Carter, nf the National Cash ' Reg isters, showed Hint he was In the pink of condition last Sunday, when he whiffed ten of the Omaha Crockery company gang. In the center garden the Trimble Bros, have a dandy outfielder In Rltxo, He coven en acre nf territory- He made a couple of sensational running catches last Sunday. Any fan appreciating? the work of a classy finished Inflelder merely wants to drop out to Melady Meadow today end watch Vsndlver perform with the Te-Be-Ce's. James Moylan of the Ramblers discovered that oozing up too many high balls to the httsmlths intoxicated the bases. Ho walked five of the Holmes White, tiox In the Initial round. That Sample-Hart klnker labeled Skupa must think he has a bunch of loafers be hind him. He only made twenty-one of the Trimble Bros, beat fruitlessly at the atmo sphere. In last Sunday's slaggtng bee between tho T. M. Rozgalls end the J. B. Roots, Hakenhols and Vondra were the leaders. Kach got a triple and three singles In four times at bat. According to James McAndrews. Greater Omaha league umpire, there Is nothing llko tho verdict of a Jury to demonstrate that t hinge, are not what they seemed except tn an umpire. The squad formerly known as the Rambler Juniors secured a new backer when Frank Vondra, their manager, In lereated T. M. Routes) I and the team la now known as the T. M. Rozgalls, Here with the line of the Stags: Tltt, catcher; Ughtell. Rfattsmue, Farley, pit oh era; Brace, flrat; Heaton and Houser, sec ond; Douglas, third; Jordan, short; Kaston, Jacobs and Moredkk, outfielders. The executive committee of the National Base Ball federation held an important meeting yesterday at the Htatler hotel, De troit. The effect of war on the amateur base ball situation was discussed. Emit R. Lynn, who held down the Initial pouch for the Chris Lycks last season, Is now getting his fodder In Chicago. He Is the rnte clerk in the commercial agent's office of the Illinois Central railroad. Tske a peep at the Rivervlow Bloomers: Marie Johnson. Hazel Hogan, Marie O'Don nell, Mary Vopallca, Lucille Dunn, Mabel Norton, Miss I'axton, Helen Nemetx, Pearl Francis, Blanche Bartos, Adele Becker, Julia Skomal and Elisabeth Mullln. Three decisions that were absolutely ror irct were kicked upon against Frank Jac obs. One was an IntVld fly, another the catcher dropping the liilrd strike with first occupied and one out, and another allowing n base when lha ball hit the backstop. The following fair datnsela represent the South Side Lilnomer: Leona Harrlgon, Elizabeth Bird. Ruth Shapley, Mildred Nor by, Jessie Clavel, Mary Skomal. Lula Wat tmi, Tcckla Funk, Bertha Suhnelderwlnd, Edna Altkenhead, Marguerite Haley, Vir ginia IS e met a and Miss Omer. From present Indlna tiona the National Cnsh Registers will ring In with a strong line-up In the American league. The fol lowing pill plnsterers have been signed up by Manager Blllle Harris: George Lane, Cromble Carter, John Hoffman, Leslie Spencer. Fred Youngman, Harold Hunter, Jess Barsehalle, James Etter, James Moore and Williams. The acquisition of Ruasnl Routt to the twirling staff of the Te-Be-Ce's gives the team a trio of pitchers hard to beat In the league. Routt has wonderful speed and plenty of big and minor league experi ence, while Lucien has already ably dem onstrated his ability to mow 'em down. Kirk Peterson has plenty of stuff and with proper ooachlng will show good work. BOOSTS INTEREST IN COLffllE SPORT War Expected to Put Dampei on (ume Has the Oppo site Effect. MGRAW HAS PROBLEMS By JACK VEIOCK. New York, April 21. When inter collegiate sports were dropped by many of the big colleges of the coun try, following the declaration of war with Germany, a wail went up that that action would be a great handicap to collegiate sports in general. But, strange as it may seem, the board of graduate athletic managers of the big eastern schools takes a di rectly opposite view. It is the belief of the athletic man agers that instead of handicapping college sports, the action will result in doubling the interest of students in sports within the course of a year, and there is hope that intercollegiate schedules can be resumed as usual by the time the foot ball season arrives next fall. With intercollegiate sports in vogue it is explained that hundreds of stu dents do not attempt to take part in athletics because of -physical infer iority. The varsity teams and crews which represent the various schools are made up of the best athletes nvailable, and there is little chance for the student who cannot boast of his athletic prowess to get a look in. So he dodges sports. But with intercollegiate activities dropped for a time, and inter-class sports pushed to the front, coupled, with a form of military training, this ' same student is encouraged to get out and do his best to improve his physi cal self, The military phase is the answer, i. Many a collegian whose patriotism urges him to answer the call to the colors, but who feels that he is physi cally unfit for service, will turn out tor niter-class sports to get the phsi cat benefit. And many a student, physically capable, but indifferent to sports, is stirred by the military work and takes up training and sports along with it. In this way it is estimated that the number of college athletes will be doubled or trebled within a short time. ' To Continue Trapshooting. , President T. E. Doremus of the In terstate Association for the Encour agement of Trapshooting, announces that all of the trapshooting tourna ments scheduled for this year, includ ing state, sectional and national championships and club tournaments, under the sanction of the Interstate association some 500 in number. will be carried through despite the state of war which exists between tho United States and Germany. It is the belief of President Dore mus and others prominent in the trap shooting world that the "sport allur jng" is a great aid to the nation; that it makes for better citizenship, and that if there are 15,000 new trapshoot. ers developed this year there will ba just that many more men better fitted to aid Uncle Sam if they are called to the colors. Trapshooting is encour aged as one method of preparedness. Schupp and Middleton Stars. Manager McGraw of the Giants is looking to Freddie Schupp and Jimmy Middleton to solve the one problem that confronted him as the Giants entered the National league race this year that of rounding out the pitch ing staff. Despite the fact that the Giants started their campaign rated as prime favorites for the pennant, McGraw had a faint misgiving regarding his pitching staff, for he could not be sure that his veterans Bentsa, Per ritt, Sallee and Tesreau would all be there in the tight places. He was not sure that these four seasoned hurlers would all hold up, and he staked his chances on his two young pitchers. , Schupp's remarkable pitching dur ing the latter part of 1916 was a . revelation to the National league, for it is seldom that a young left hander ever shows the nerve and the control that was shown by Ferdi nand, especially during the long series in which the Giants established the world's record for consecutive vic tories. Middleton, with a world of minor league experience and a record a mile long to back him up, has ben rated . ihe best pitching prospect of the year. Speculate on Attempted Comeback of Joe Wood New York. April 21. The success or failure of Joe Wood's attempted comeback will be one of the interest ing side features of the coming cam paign in the American league. Wood at his best was one of the greatest boxmen in the game, but the chances seem to be against a successful come back. Though only 28 years of age, he is a veteran in point of service in base ball.