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HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN, TUESDAY, OCT. 8, 1012.
THE TRUTH ABOUT SPORT
IS NEVER A KNOCK
Twenty-five Candidates Have
Turned Out at McKinley and
Coaches Find Good Material
The McKinley High School boys are
showing spirit and pluck this year,
which reflect a great deal of credit
on them. In previous years they have i
relinquished the first place in football
to their rival Punahou, but only after,
. a. determined struggle. This year. j
however, the boys are going into the J
game to win, and are ably assisted
by P. N. Folsom, director of athletics;
A. L. Hall and P. M. Friesell, coaches.
Mr. Folsom deserves a good deal
nf rrorilt tnr the intercut h has shown
in the team. He does not claim toj
. be a professional coach, but each year J
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his afternoons to them, and they in
turn, do their best for him.
Mr. Hall Is a graduate of the Uni
versity of Illinois and was a star
quarterback on the college team.
Mr. Friesell is a well-known ath
lete In Honolulu. He takes great in-
' terest in the McKinley boys and gives
ty much of his spare time as possible
the coaching of the football team.
More Preliminary Work.
Mr. Folsom has come to the conclu
sion that previously the boys have not
had enough preliminary practise, and
it is hfci intention this year to lay spe-
.cial stress on that subject. The boys
will be drilled in passing, punting and
special team work. ' '
More interest has been displayed
this year in football than in any year
previous. Twenty-five boys turned out
and they give promise, of an excellent
team. William Rosa, last year's cap-
'taln, is showing the right) school
spirit by giving many of his after
noons In assisting the regular coaches.
The boys . appreciate this and show
their appreclatoln by "doing the best
that is in them. , . ' . ;
Dyson, last year's guard,: was elect
ed' captain this year, and shows, him
self perfectly capable of shouldering
the honor and responsibility of the
"fcition. Brash, last year's halfback.
year, woane, former, center, is trying
out for the backfleld this year.vHart,
who played guard last year, will prob
ably hold the same position this year.
Tlie'rest of the team will be composed
of new men. ,
Cassidy, a senior, is . trying hard to
make a place on the team. Last year
The official averages of . the Oahu
Senior League, including last Sun
day's games, show that a Japanese
player has broken through the tradi
tion that the little brown men can't
lean against the leather, by figuring
t the too of the batting averages.
e is Noda. the hard-hitting first
e acker of the Asahis, and . out of 19
trips to the plate he has connected
safely Just 11 times, giving him the
healthy average of .579. Not one of
these clouts has gone for extra bases,
though. Noda stole two' bases, got
'first base on called bails twice, and
P. A. C.
J. A. C.
Asahl . .
Stars . .
J. A. C.
Asahi . .
P. A. C.
La Mere. P 4
Joy, S .4
Markham; S , 5
Medeiros, J 4
Walker, J 3
bousa, P 4
C. Moriyama. A 5
Yamashiro, A 5
Chlllingwcrth, J 5
Sumner, S 5
Hayes, H 5
Raphael, H 4
Kurisaki, A 4
FJizer. P 4
Winne, S 3
Schuman S 5
Pobsky, S 4
A. Desha, H . 5
Mclntyre, H 5
Burns, S 4
Ornellas, P 3
Clark, J 3
Zerbe, J 4
Williams, H 5
J , Jcimento, S ..5
Hughes, S 4
Nishi. A 5
T. Moriyama. A 5
McCarthy. P 3
Brito, J 3
ArakL A 4
Sakaini, A ..5
Hamauku, H, 5
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Former High School Captain Who Is
Helping to Coach 1912 Squad.
nans anna auaaa un tt u
he was laid up by an accident and
was unable to play! but he hopes to
make good this yar.
The original squad of twenty-five
boys will be divided .into two teams
a first and second.- - -The first- team
will play a series with Punahou's first
team and the second witfc Punahou's
second.'- -. , .-.
Another series may be arranged be-'.
tween the classes, a team picked from
the seniors and sophomores playing
men. , , This , series; is ; looked forward"
to with great anticipation by the rest
of .the. school. .
A meeting was held last week to de
termine a definite schedule, but was
adjourned without accomplishing that
end. It will, however, be arranged
during the coming week.
struck out three times.
Second on the honor roll is Kibbey
of the.Stars, who bats .400. La Mere
and Barney Joy, the home-run get
ters of -the League, are tied in fifth
place with .333. The former has four
and the latter two : of the four-base
swats to his credit' during the pres
ent half of the series.
, The Stars lead, in club batting and
tail the league with the Hawaiis ia
club fielding, in which the Portu
vFollowng are the always reliable
figures or Scorer "Bill" Raposo:
G AB R H . 2B 3B HR SB SH BB SO Pet.
5 0 2 8 1 11 36 .269
3 1 a 17 2 16 24 .227
3 0 17 2 20 r.2 .1S4
4 1 ft 22 2 13 40 .179
1 0 4 11 0 10 30 .134
.G AB H H 2B 3B HR SB SH BB SO Pet.
AI0 MARATHON RACE
FOR ANOTHER MONTH
Fort De Russy Runners Willing
to Take on Sold:er King but
Want Time to Train
According to Soldier King there
will be no race between himself and
a relav team for at least a month
King is willing to go the distance
with a couple cf weeks' training, but
his prsiective opjMjnents need more
time to prepare themselves, and from
a business standpoint King think3
that a postjonement would be to the
advantage of all.
Yesterday the recei?;ly-returnei
champion went out to Fort De. Russy
and had a chat with the three En
gineer Corps men who have express
ed a willingness to take hira on in
a 15-mile race. He says they are a
likely trio, and that he quite appre
ciates their desire to get into bettei
condition, and is quite willing to wait.
One of the three, Bernstein, seems
to be something of an ink slinger, a3
well as a cinder .spiker, for he has
come out with the following letter
published in the morning paper:
"We have read of 'Soldier King's
desire to meet us in a relay race, we
to run' the relay and he the race. A
spectacular race, indeed! Here, al
low me to say that King has a little
too much confidence in his ability as
a runner, or else he must look upon
us as being, in plain speech, no good
at his game. Now, we hoje some
day, soon, to give him a surprise, but
for the present, must stand by and
look on. No one knows why, better
than King, who, being an ex-soldier,
must fully appreciate the difficulties
cne in that occupation must undergo
to tra!n for the road. His unrestrict
ed training under the guidance of a
man who knows how to train ami has
the liberty to keep him in the'proper
food for that training, gives him an
advantage over us which we fully aji
preciate, but know we can conquer in
"Having been in this country, bul
a short, while, it oenooves us to De
come a little more used to the
strength-testing hardships one must
undergo while trying to make record
time in this tropic land. However,
giving .King-all the-credit due him,
and respecting him. as a worthy man
that ' we will be glad to have him
test our mettle some later day when
we' will be satisfied that we are in
condition to do our best.'' Incidental
ly, we' made good in 'our nine-mile
jaunt Sunday morning which, how
ever, caused a .bad swelling in the
foote that "Cook" Moss broke' while
contending for mile honors with, the
best in the States. However, with
careful treatment, we hope to : have
him on the road again in a shorl
, "A. U BKRNSTEIN."
FOR DAVIS CUP
England's lawn tennis players are
displeased with the United States.
This was largely the cause of the
British Isles team for the Davis 1 titer-j
national Challenge Cup matches de
ciding to sail directly for Australia
Instead of visiting this country and
playing the final ties, as was done last
The team that will represent the
British Isles is composed of C. P.
Dixon, captain; A. E. Beamish, F. G.
Lowe and John C. Parke. The four
players sailed on September 12. They
expect to arrive in Melbourne about
October 21. The challenge matches
for the world-famous cup will prob
ably be played the latter part of No
vember. It is understood that the Australa
sian defenders are again to rely upon
Norman E. Brookes, Rod Heath and
A. W. Dunlop. The singles competi
tions are to be looked after by Brookes
and Heath, while the doubles, will
bring out Brookes and Dunlop, whom
even the English critics regard as in
visible. The Britons pin their faith
in returning the cup to England upon
taking both matches from Heath and
at least one .of the singles from
Brookes, which will give the necessary
three points out of the series of five
"Johnny Kilbane is growing Lig" is
the burden of a press dispatch from
the east. Bet most of it is congregat.
ing around the neighborhood of his
For Catarrh, Kay Fever,
Cold In the Head. Difficult
Breathing, etc- Price) 50c.
Service Is Always Good at the
Union Barber Shop,
Cunha's Alley, Next Union
Grill, on King Street
PRESENT WORLD'S SERIES
MOST IMPORTANT TO DATE
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HAT the series between $he, New
York Giants and Boston jjRed Sox
for thebaseball championship! of
thft world, which begins today, Is
thhibsLtimpbrtant IxxHheMiaiAdTy .of
the national game, seems t6 be the
consensus of opinion among Eastern
baseball writers.- From year to year,
it is true, the same anonuncement has
been made,- but probably from year
to year such has been, the case. Base
ball has not yet reached its zenith, as
larger and more orderly crowds, a bet
ter brand of ball, and a more insist
ent demand from the general public
for news of the game and the players
So when the taseball wiseacres;
come out with the announcement that
this world's series will be the greatest
ever, their word might as well be ac
cepted. At that, they do not pretend
to. predict that the playing will be bet
ter or more exciting than in former
years, but merely that the great
American public is tuned to a higher
pitch of expectation, and that there is
more at stake from the standpoint Qf
Dcth sport and finance than ever be
The Red Sox, 'on account of their
great work in the American League,
seem to hav been installed slight fa
vorites, even in the Giants' home
town, where the betting odds were
quoted at 10 to 9 and as good as 5 to
4, trn days ago, when the last mail
news reached Honolulu. There may
have been a switch in the meantime,
tut the Red SoX have taken such a
PltENTY OF FREAK
PLAYS IN MAJORS
CHICAGO. There are freak plays
and freak plays in baseball. Two of
them which occurred within the short
space of five days on Comisky Park
are doubly interesting. They belong
to the unusual and also furnistf con
crete refutation of a popular fallacy
which seems to have no other foun
dation than tradition.
As often as once a fortnight during
the playing season some other player
or manager from the country or near
by prairies sends in a query seeking
to know if a team in the field is not
prohibited from using more than
three or four men in the act of run
ning out an opponent who has beenlrun jn from eft field close behind
caught between bases
Where the idea originated cannot
be guessed, but doubtless from tra
cHtion. At least it is from the same
source as the ideas which still per
tain to the effect that a batsman is
out automatically if he fails to run
to first base immediately or that
he can te put out if an opiwnent gets
ball and crosses first base line ahead
of the runner without touching him
or the base.
The Washington team, which is
composed of youngsters, pulled a
double play on the White Sox in the
last game of their June series in!
Chicago, in which more than half j
the fielders were involved, although
not all of those drawn into it actually
handled the ball. The Sox had Rath
on third, Lord on first and one out.
Callahan hit to Johnson, who headeJ
Rath off at the plate, and that run-
ner ducked back to give Lord and'
Callahan time to advance an extra
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hold on the, public fancy that unless
Tris Speaker broke a leg and Joe
Wood., an, aruv StahFs., players . would
prooably:go to. the post odda on. ... ; ,v
1 .TheCGiantaHrt coarse, ; have .plenty
of support, both moral and financial.
That they, are long shots this ' year
doesn't even mean that they - are not
getting equally as much support as
Boston, for it may be 'that the Red
Sox enthusiasts are so carried away
with enthusiasm that they are giving
odds where they'could get on at even
money if they held out for it This
sort of thing sometimes happens, and
it's a cinch that New York bettors
are going to take all the shade that's
Hei-e in Honolulu the general senti
ment throughout the East is reflected,
and what bets have been ; made have
been at an average of 10 to 8.
Among baseball players and fans, and
around the places where fans congre
gate, Boston seems to be the hot tip.
No one can advance' any very definite
reasons why the Red' Sox should have
more than an even break with the
Giants, for, of course, all the informa
tion received here is second or third
hand, but people have their opinions
Just the same.
There is more local interest than
was shown last year, or, at any rate,
the fans are talking more about the
games. Betting on the first game -is
even money, owing to the fact that
the series opens at the Polo.Grounds,
which is figured to give the Giants
base before he was retired. Johnson
chased Rath back toward third, then
tossed the ball to Foster, who ranifrom thlrd Then the Yankeeg ha(J
Rath toward the plate. Now it wa.3;two men t on tnird h w,th
th PJZr Johnson or ',cBrldel lf?ta chance to get one of them turely
take third base as soon as Foster left and h both
it. Instead the pitcher ran to thei raThlnL n.h.h
i lnfrt Vi A i t ts w i 4- nrnn a4 lf i
Bi idc remained near second
Foster coula not catch
Rath, so i
passed the ball to Ainsmith. and the
catcher started running Rath back to
third. Failing to overtake the run-
uer, Ainsmith made a throw toward,
third, but nobody was there, and
Kath landed in safety. fchanKs had
third and got the ball quickly. Lord : and first M safety, could move up a
had advanced close to third and could, base apiece. But the Yankees left
not gain safety at that base after tbird base and got there safely, but
Rath returned to it, so started back Weaver was on top of the keystone
to second, with Shanks in Pursuit.! and when Buck tried to retreat he
Shanks chased Lord and threw to found Daniels had come in from right
Morgan at second, whereupon Lord field to take charge of that base,
doubled on his tracks and Shanks r jbe ball was thrown to Daniels,
was given the ball again. This time; who apparently lost his head and
he tagged Lord. While they were subsequently lost the play. He start
doing that Rath started home and ed chasing Weaver toward second.
Shanks threw to Ainsmith in time but it takes a fast man to overtake
to double up Rath at home. There Weaver. While this sprinting race
were five players involved in addi-was on Fournier broke for the piaffe
tion to McBryde, who was on the line' again, and Bodie sneaked to third,
between third and second, looking for Too late his teammates awoke Dan-
a chance to get into the Dlay.
Five days later the New York Yan- to make belated throw to the plate,
kees lost a possible triple play after; which was easily beaten by Fournier.
n worse tangle. The Sox had Col- mm
lins on third. Fournier on second and! They have established a laundry for
Lodie on first, with nobody out.'papef money. Has the wagon called
Weaver hit to Thompson, and he, for your bundle yet?
tossed the ' ball to Sweeney, forcing Tough luck. "Gyp the Blood" and
Collins out. Sweeney threw to first "Lefty Louie" will not be able to see
to double up Weaver, but hit the run the world's series.'
RAl'ERSOfK WILLING 8
8 TO FIGHT MADISON 3
8 Sergeant Baueraock of the 8
8 Fifth cavalry has expressed his 8
8 willingness to meet Eddie Madi- 8
8 son in a return engagement, and 8
8 there seems to be no reason why 8
8 these two shouldn't get together 8
8 and fight out the question of su- 8
8 nremacy. which was still unde- 8
8 cided when Bauersock was 8
8 awarded the Ias, fight on a foul. 8
8 Bauersock has covered Madf- 8
8 son's forfeit money, put up with 8
8 the sporting editor of the Adver- 8
8 tiser, and agrees to the latter's 8
8 proviso that the,- referee should 8
8 be chosen by the sporting editors 8
8 of the local papers. It now re- 8
8 mains Tor the men to get togeth- 8
8 er and arrange the details. . 8
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8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8.8 8 8 8 8 8 8
The bowlers are In something of a
quandary over the organization of the
MY winter league, owing to the fact
that the teams shape up somew hat un
evenly, and there 'is a chance of. its
feeing a runaway race for a eonple
of thenv ': At ' least, that was- the ; bur
den of the discus8ion held at , yester
day's meeting of . the' executive, com
mittee when it met to complete final
arrangements for -the opening of the
alley season.J ::m Y v' ; ' -. ' ' - ;
'-. The suggestion was made that It
would,' Jbe. betterto let - the. sixi cap
tains draw for choice, and then "let
bye already signified . thelrdesire to
play six: teams :of seven men each; as
nearly equal ..in strength-as -possible.
The original plan was to let the teams
organize as they desired, and take the
field .intact - After-ah. hour's talk, yes
terday noon. thev committee - could
come. toYno definite: decision, and It
was. decided, Jto leave Atup to; the.
pUyer4fcemseIvesat -meeting -: to
be . held next Thursday. Y - -:
.V There Is something to ' be said on
both sides of the question, for while
it might kill the interest to4 have two
very strong teams and four mediocre
on,es in tne race,' it would still be a
race ; between definite1 clubs, not a
contest - between :- picked- teams;' the
members of which were not held to
gether by. any ties of mutual interest
or 'friendship. It is not unlikely that
to divide up the players, breaking up
combinations that placed together last
year and that had figured on remain
ing intact this season, would do more
harm than good to the sport. How
ever, it's up to the men themselves
now, and they will have several days
to think the problem over, before be
ing called on for a decision.
. It was decided to make a short se
ries of it, each team - to , play two
matches of three: games each, games
to count, against every other team
This will finish the schedule in a cou
ple of months, when, the. way will then
be clear for either an1ndtvidual tour
nament or a two-man-team competi
tion. : .
..The committee.which. met yesterday
to consider the organization problems;
and which is still in charge of league
affairs, is as follows.
C. H. Atherton; chairman: II. V,
Gear, Honolulus; tL B. Rietow, Lae
tls; W. D. Franklin. Brunswick-
Balkes; C. E. White, Healanis; Jack
Guard, Cosmos; A. T. Wisdom, Myr
tles. ner In the back. - Seeing that, Bodie,
who had gone to second, started on
the run for third, but Gardner, who
was backing up first base, grabbed
the ball as it bounded off Weaver
I nnri Irani Vnnrrt ior frnm crni n cr Vi rim a
Gardner tossed the ball to Stump,
cutting off Bodie's retreat to second
base, and the shortstop and third
'baseman, Hartzell, started to run
down Bodie. Under cover of that
play Fourier tried to sneak home, but
a tnxw to Sweeney headed hira cff.
The Frenchman then gave the Yan-
keea a chase, so that Bndta and
Weaver, who had returned to second
and h eave tin rhaslne Vavr
T UMilS ARE
TjTfc fWf Wf Wf "vs
RED SOX HAVE
Detroit Manager Declared Mc
Aleer's Fly Chasers Worth
More Than $50,000 " .
By RALPH L. YONKER. .
Sporting Editor Detroit Times, t
Red Sox outfield X5Q.0O0.. . . ,
Offered1 these two valuable .pack
ages, Hughie Jennings would take the .
piayers. - '.,- -,- 1 :
er. Lewis and Hooper worth 50.000 cold
bones. . t -:. - - . , ..
Yet Jake Stahl, manager of, the Bos-
tnn tAom wnnM cnoov that vivlrwb
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Jake says that there ; isn't money
enough in. baseball to buy these three -
men from: the Boston.tlub. " - - 5
Jake has heard of hyperbole and baa
made excellent use cf the .figure of
iinoM'h hnt It la fartn In that ha Wfuilrl
not consider the price Jennings named.
But, of course, Hughie would be the-
purchaserr Stahl the- seller.---That;
makes much ;- difference. ' ;
Except for their difference in point
qualified ; to talk of; both : ballplayers
and high finance, stahl is the vice
nresident cf ' the .Washington Pari
Bank in Chicago, and has been in the
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for fpur years. ;,Jennlas ; 1 a .direc
tor in. a'Scranton bankrv vV: ? v t'.:.
Sox ?wur, Last Long Time.. - ,
Jennings says that, barring injuries,
a jtar; aggregation, for seven, ye?rs, if
the men take care or themselves. They .
are - mi - jruuiiK mcu, oytaivrr, -av mo
age of 23, being the oldest: in the lot,J
and with moderate- living should - last
Until 1920. i-V -.;- , t,. ,'
Stahl says tfiat all three men take
excellent care of themselves," acj ttat s
thev will last: for ten veara ret in tha
majors. Speaker has a farm down, la
Texas;. Lewis and Hooper come from,
the sunny coast of California. : .- ,
in the trio. He ia,jnostfc,yaliiafcl? be--
cause he is' more- sensational. ' Hi 'is
the, glitter. of. theUdstoa outfield for "
naui usui ui ue . tiger .jar fiirueua..
ft . Mm . . x T ' . -1. ..
xie puiis vu. more' specucuiar c&icua
he. hits better and. he Is more speedy
on1 Harl(r fm tha haoaa'
Furthermore, Speaker-has hadj the
most publicity; ; He is the best know A
best drawing card.- ; .
- For these reasons.f Tris - would v be i.
nUlUl UOU VI tftll,VJVf fftlU JLUU.J
Lewis bringing S15.000 and " IIooDer
110.000. ' . , , v : -,.7-I-"'-
laKen au m an. tnis trio is worm
more than any other big league out- '
ne:a ioaay. -. :. :v :. -; - .
Jake Stahr expects his team to be
miaci next year. vnue ne waicnes. .
the Tigers and other teams develop-'"
ing new men ror tne m 13. season ne is
content with the assurance that his
men are fit for another season Just, as
thev: are. ' - : ' . " . ' ' ':
; But, of. course. . he. Isn't going to.
f sleep while the season is rolling on.
He is picking up youngsters, especial-
especial effort to develop his pitching-
Staff,- . ' t:,.:
Stahl is fond of two . games base
ball and banking. . ' " V
stani nimseir expects to be bacic
with the team in 1913, but he will
spend the winter at Chicago banking.
"Will you be banking in - Chicago
this year?" I asked Stahl when he
was here. . - .
"You bet I will." he snaDDed. aulck -
as a wink, with enthusiasm. "We took
in deposits of over , a million and a -half
last year, and we've .only beea
in business two years. I ought to he .
glad to go lack hadn't 1?" JV:
STRENGTH OF A-
The strength of the spider and of. -the
materials it employs i. something
almost incomprehensible, when , the
size of the insect and the thickness of
his thread are taken into account, -
says the New York Press., Recent; ex
periments have shown that a single
thread of a web made by a spider sup
ported endwise a weight 74 times the
weight of the spider itself. : v
When, therefore, a spider tplns a
web to let himself down from the ceil
ing, or from the branch of a tree, and
we see him descending without per
ceiving his thread at all, we may.be
perfectly sure that he is not on'y in no
danger of failing, but that he could
carry 73 other spiders down with him
on his invisible rope. Knowing this
fact with reference to a single thread,
we need not be surprised that the
threads of a web, interwoven and re
inforced one by another, have ? very
considerable strength, and are able to
hold bees and wasps, themselves very
powerful in proportion to their size.
and to bend without breaking under a
weight of dew or rain.
, There Is Only One
Three First-Class Artists At your
CL Sylvester an! E. SirolL Prr-