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McGraw and Others Purchase
Charles Stoneham and Magistrate McQuade j
Associated With Manager in Deal for Club I
Big Sale Sensation of Baseball World; Curb Broker
To Be President, McGraw Vice-President and
Manager and McQuade Treasurer; John Fos
ter To Be Retained as Secretary
By Charles A. Taylor
The Xew York Giants have been sold. The most spectacular team
in the National League, after a career that has often reached the heijxhts
but perhaps just as frequently sunk into the depths, if the early years of
their history be taken into consideration, has jjone under the hammer to
the highest bidder.
And it took hi_h bidders to buyi
these Giants, whose fame has been
?ong for years in every household from
Father Fan to Jimmie and Johnny and
tha rest of the male brood fts they
hugged to their breasts their first base?
ball tnts while little sister or sisters
were hu.ging their dolls. j
Thc money exchanged in this mara
moth deal of baseball amounts to more
than a million dollar;;. How much
more perhaps naver will bo accuratcly
known, but it is safe to say thnt some
|300,000 in addition to the million
was dangled as bait before the Brush
interests swallowed tho hook.
Mr. Stoneham New President
The new owners of the far-famed
Giants aro Charles A. Stoneham, a curb
broker, of 41 Broad Street, this city,
Francis X. McQuade, a New York City
nagristrate, lone; known as one of thc
most rabid followers of tho game, and
John J. McGraw, under whose direction
as manager the Giants have captured
fcvn pennants since 190_.
Mr. Stoneham will suceeed Harry X.
Hempstead, son-in-law of the late john
T. Brush, as president; John J. Mc?
Graw will serve as vice-president and
Judge McQuade will hoid tlie check
book as treasurer in tho place of N.
Ashley lloyd, of Cincinnati. ' It is
practically certain that John B. Foster
will be rttained ns secretary.
The three names tirst mentioned are
8nnounced as the purchasers. but it is
ur.der-tood that several other local
business men are financially interested
in the deal. Mr. Stoneham is known to
have had close business associations
with prominent Tammany Hall leaders
for several years. So the war song of
the Giants ot" the future may be our old
friend, "Tammany! Tammany!"
The new board of directors in its en
tirety will coniprise Charles A. Stone?
ham, Francis X. McQuade. John J. Mc?
Graw, Rosf F. Robertson, John Whalen,
Horaee A. Stoneham and Leo J. Bundy.
Mr. Hempstead's Statement
Mr. Hempstead's formal statement
regarding the sale follows:
This day I have, in eonjunction '
with Mr. X. A. Lloyd, co-executor |
and trustee of the estate of John !
T. Brush, passed the stock to I
Messrs. Charles A. Stoneham, Francis
X. McQuade and John J. McGraw,
who wiH in future, l am sure, keep
the Giants a thoroughiy succcssful
or.anization.
I have many reprets, indeed, but '
I feel thnt it was for the biUter in- :
tcrest of the estate and those dc- !
pendent ui. on it to accept the offer ]
of Stoneham and his associates, and !
those associated with me feel thc '?
same way. I have nothing but '
thanks for the generou3 frier.dship
o: the "fans," wfto have been loyal
to the team in its many up3 and I
downs under my control. I want to '
thank also the newspaper men, who '
fcave been most kind to me, and with
a number of whom I have formed a j
riendsbip.
It is fitting to sav that in releas- '
in* the club that it continue3 in thc j
hands of Mr. McGraw, who will bo
?dvanc.d tr, part ownership in the I
M__ma?tion, and is one more step
of advoncement for him from the
time a number of yenrs aero when hc
nrst entered on his duties to the
club. He is entitled to much credit '
*nd prai = e for his untiring efforts I
ior thc benefit of the club. I om '
will raucn interested in the club and '??
M success with my associates and '
nyseif ai a unit. I _m thc third ;
Jarge3t .tockhoidcr in the or-ranira
tien.
New Owners' Announcement
tiJkp?4 wn? llave assumed control of
"e Giants had this announcement to
BUMi
"The control of the Xew York Xa- '
t'onal League Baseball Club, hereto- !
jore held by the Brush estate, has I
wan purchased outright by New
tork interests, eonii.tlng of Charles
A. Moneham, Judge Francis X. Mc
Vuadeand Manager John J. McGraw.
>'r. atoneham sucoeeds Harry K.
"empitead as pregident, Judge Mc
Vl"ade i? thc new treasurer and Mr.
?cbr_w ig vicc-prcsident and will,
Jr?.urae> continue as manager.
. Thc now owners take possession i
with a keen sense of responsibility
w the public of this city and of the
entire country. They realize that
the Xew York Bail Club is some?
thing more than a mere private bu.si
*m enterprise; that, in its playing
cepartment, it belongs iargely to its
P?tron?, and their aim will therefore
?? to catcr always primanly to their
eomfort and wishes.
?JjStoneham, who is the largest
tontributer to the purchase, is an ar
?nt 'fan' of long standing and is a
mat lover of sport for its own sake.
??dre McQuade is well known to the
oasetall public for his active ?up
P?t and Mtistance to thc game on
ccany cxicasions.
r?%in*e*r McGraw needs r.o intro
???i?,n to ih? baseball public of this
or >?y other city."
Many Humor. of Sale
j?r,U,v0r 6fter rtirnor has been float
t_at\k in tho worlfl of sportdom
J: "?e G:anti were on the market
Th/.-*intc december 1 of last year.
,,-* nw tale wa? that George \V. Loft,
?* candy tn&n and forr.ier repreaer.ta
tJ.V" Cor'Kjr,'?> waa the head of a
"flicate w- ... ... r-ported to have
-wea orie 0f those coolc.t mllllonB
w the Xew Yo.-k Club.
Ba.Vy" *ai,) ?'? tho t,lm_ that James
*??*>/. fc Sr'->cer and racing protoge,
John i i**J&*d in tbi< P'.r'.kuiar offer.
tlu J' MeGr?w waa to be rttalnod by
8Un_tlm*r,**em?nl as president ar.d
???_. wuh a ,a!ary of WO/WO -but
?a_ 2f t,jTn,%- hltch atld th? whole
Q cflumrnuxed.
Hy i_!!incal PT^noUst, hud trifed to
?tt*,W:J W. w? ?bW?* fast an
ft? a_,-V?*d. hy jHn"-* GH?n*y, .
V* 4?;4r*? __*.mv bfhini th? sun
K*.llz?a Uh AmWtton
*?? ?M ?r fc tPl "f b?Wb*? ??d
Neiv York Giants'
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1907. 82 71 >,38
1908. OS 56 .636
1309. 92 61 .COI 3 'n-,4
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1911. '?!. ;,< .m; 1 ''j;n
1912 . 10;; 4*1 .682 1 "K6
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vicinity of Peacock Alley last night
than John Josephus, who had finally
seen his dream come true. Even oui
two "peace celebrations" were eclipscd
by the merry-makini* friends of the
new vice-president but veteran man?
ager of the Giants.
Day and Mutrie
Founded Giants
John B. Day and James Mutrie were
the foundcrs of the Giants back in
1885, the team getting into action for
the first time ut the original Polo i
Grounds, Fifth Avenue and 110th '
Street. The Brotherhood war, which !
broke out in 1890, turned the club from '
a prosperous venture into a losing j
?proposition, the profits which Day had j
gained being practically wiped out,
just because he remained loyal to the j
Xational League.
The passing of Day took place in |
1892, when the Giants went into thc i
hands of Edward B. Talcott. Cornelius :
Van Cott, General E. A. McAlpin,Frank j
B. Robinson, A. J. Reach, Soden and
Conant. F. A. Abell, the Spaldings and
John T. Brush.
Andrew Freedman, a prominent
Tammany man and associate of Richard
Croker, leader of the Hall, purchased
51 per ccnt of the club's stock in 1895
for $-19,000, and seven years later sold
out his interests to John T. Brush for
$100,000. lt was during the Freedman
regime that baseball had stormy days,
riots at the Polo Grounds being of
frequent occurrence.
Mr. Briish grabbed John J. McGraw \
from the Baltimore Club in 1903 and
made him manager. From that time
the prosperity of tho New York Na?
tional League Club rightly dates. ln
hi.s second year as manager, McGraw
piloted his men to a pennant, nnd re
peatad the following year, when he
also captured the world series from j
the Philadelphia AthleticB.
Thero was then a lapse of six years '
in which the Giants finished some
times in the first division and some
times in the secona until 1911, when
they won .he old league flag again
and continued their winning atreak
th.ough tho 1913 campaign, although
unable to carry off the big classic dur- j
ing those years. Last season the
<>iants finished second after getting
away to a big lead eariv in the year.
A summary of what the Giants have
a-r-ompiished in their long career might
be put in this wise: They have won
Beven pennants and four world series.
Ihey have won 100 games in a season
four times. They have finished sec?
ond eignt times, third four times and
fourth three times. On twenty-seven
different occasions they have compiled
an average of better than .500, while
only in nir.c mstar.c-s havo they fallen
below .500.
Volley for McQuadc
In firing a parting saute to the new
owners of the Giants Magistrate Fran?
cis X. McQuadc, who is to be tho new
?reasurer, should have a special voIl--?
a!) for himself. If there ever was a
real baieball fan, thc judge is the
fellow. Vear after year he has timed
his vacation so as to be ahle to ac
compafiy the Giants to the Southland
on their train.ng trips, and thero is
no moro familiar figure on Main
Street of Martin, Tex., thnn this 8ame
New York magistrata, garbod not in
tho mdicial ermine, but in regulation
baseball togs.
The Judge gets out on tho diamond
and plays ball, too, and tho atranger
naturally would iook upon him as a
rnernber of the huge squad John .7
v/an wont to havo ir. tow before the
war. Tho judge also was frequenlly
called upon to umpira the clashes be?
tween the ragtilari and the cubs, but
this job nevo- aoemed to appeal to
? in?. He would rather get in the game
nimKclf,,and he just dated to make a
decision that might olfend an asptring
youngster who was dreaming of Coo
g&n's BIulT and what u record ho was
going to i.-ake under its vhadows
Magistrate McQuadc. iaid last night
he would not sover his connection with
the city bench hecause he has tnk"n
part mtereut in the New York Baseball
Club.
fcxpect Ea?y Victory
NEW BRUN8WICK, N. J., Jan. 14.
After taking New Vork Enivcrsity',!
measure, Coach Frank Hill j? eotili
dant that hf? Rufgers basketball quin
II hav*. little dlffieulty iu boat
;ng Princeton on Friday nii/ht ln the
Tlftrr '-air. Hi't thi* f fear wa? that
the lack of praettaa ot thc Rutgor* wn
y?u d hold tham back, but thilr ?ht>w*
ing w*n io imooth that hu ia connd?n<
oi a victory.
Steinlmgler Plays Well
In Defeating Servatius
Charles J. Steinbugl?r, the young'
Brooklyn amateur, provided the star
feature in tho continuation of the Na
| tional Class 'C 18.2 balkline champion
ship tournament at Lawler Brothers'
Academy, Brooklyn, yesterday.
Ho not only made a strong bid for
! thc honors held by Ferdi'nand Adams
I Unger, but also displayed Class B
capnbilitios. Steinbugler had little
, difliculty in defeating Louis A. Ser?
vatius hy the score of 150 points to
88. Ilis winning average was 4 10-35,
with top runs of 25, 1s and 15.
On Inactive List
Lieutenant John D. J. Bell has been
detailed us assistant athletic director
io Captain Josenh G. Hardmeyer, of
the 13th Regiment Athletic Associa?
tion, Brooklyn. Lieutenant Bell was
recently mustered out of thc United
States army and is at present on the
inactive service list of thc Reserve
Corps.
Mike McLaughlin
Signed to Coach
St. Antonv Athletes
Mike J. McLaughlin has been engaged
to act as coach for the track and field :
squad of the Knights of St. Antony of i
Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Followers of
athletics well remember thc many ster?
ling victories won by McLaughlin in
middle distance races un to several
years ago. His campaign for track j
honors was cut short by an accident he
sustained in a basketball game in the
club's gymnasium.
The acquisition of McLaughlin is in j
line with the recently adopted policy !
of the club to earn a higher place in I
the track and lield world. The present \
tc-am of runners and jumpers is ;i !
worthy one, but it will be greatly
strengthened shortly by the addition oV |
men who have seen overseas service
and others who did their bit in this i
country.
The appointment of McLaughlin was
urged by Chris J. Daltoi., the promi?
nent local timer, and the nomination
soconded by John II. McQuade. John
J. McAuley, the manager of athletics,
will be assisted in his work by James
H. Farrell and Edward Sweeney, former
Xew York A. C. and Columbia Univer?
sity runners. |
A revival of athletics on a preten- :
tious scale is contemplated by tho '
Knights' ofiicers. Besides its annual
indoor games, and with it the resump- ;
tion of the Suburban Quarter, it is
planned to stage a handicap road run
for the iirst time in the history of ,
the club.
Practice ior Columbia Five
Several new combinations for ('<?
lumbia's 'varsity basketball team will
be tried out by Fred Dawson this af?
ternoon when the Blue and White
plays a practice game with the Cooper
L'nion Jnstitute five.
Havana Kesulls
Hrat rit.-n (clalmlng; for four year-olds and up
ward, purso, $500; flu; aml a half fui-|uiig>) Luzzl
103 (Thurber). -1 to 1, 3 to 1 aml even woir
Vlslblo, )07 (Xolan), 4 t.. 1, 2 to 1 and even
aecond; Itobert 1.. Owen, 103 (Murrav) 2 to l"
even and 1 t.i :'., third. Time, 1:10 4 '. Mi
pooloy, Tom TIt, VVlurd, Claronno. Uihraltar.
We tu. r ;.:. i Lady KpeudUirlfl al... ran
Second ra.-.. (clalmlng; for tlirce your-olds: purnc
$??''.00; flve an.l u li.'ir rurlongs)- Weymoulh Hirl'
87 (A. I'rcoce), 5 lo ::. even aml ; .,, ?>, won;
LlnMrap, 101 (Tnurbcr), ; io I. 1 1.1 2 iU. 1 c
lo 5, aecotid; I.lttlo Mlgtress, 109 fbolancli ",)
lo 1. 8 lo I and 4 to 1. third. 'lime, 1:1m .:? .
Conicriptlon, r.n.-t.,- Clark, Luckroja, Kankci aml
flio 'X'alker also ran.
Tlilrd r?.-.< (clalmlng; for four-year olds an 1 np
ward; purse, $500; five aud a hair furiongs) Bet
Ujrton, 113 (Bail), 3 to 1. o to 5 ajid 3 tn r.
won; Cbcmung, 107 (lwnilnlch), 7 Ui 1, tl io :,
and 3 1 1 .'.. second; Hands Off, 113 (Thurber)
n to 1. ,i to 1 anU x to 0, ihlrd. Tlmo, rn i-r,
I'ranci. Oawford, Dlxlo Hlghway, Ague, Llarton
Beverly Jaiw , WhUpcrlng Uopo, Lady Jan,.'
u:.<l Brown I'rlnco alao taii.
Fnunli ?.????? (clalmlng; for four-year-olds an.l
upwa 1; im-1 $500; 11 vi. nml a half furlonga) ?
Ml ? v Igljl, i?i 10? .'. 1! lo 1 -1 to 5 r.iui
lo -.. .von , Ifops, I I'i ( ,1. 12 to I, 5 t . i aud
5 to 2, accoud; Fruiteuclo, 110 (Plckeus), I'i to )
4 to 1 aml 2 ?., 1, ihir.l Ttme, 1 11, I'liednd'-n
Ucurge l.'.i.,:,).. Attoruej Mulr, Vlolct, Lociu, Lola
aml Ulorine alao ran.
fifth raco (Intcr-Ocean Handicap: for threc
>'<ai ??".. . 1 tl upward; ; lime, $700; nlx furi.> ksi
-?HkiKw Knol>, 120 iKelaay), ? tu 1. 1 lo :, nj?l
out, wtm; Ht.cnlr, 107 (.1. Howard). 2 to 1, 1 to
- ?' ?' ".'. " ? I; VttUey. I".-. (lir,??,r>, :t tn :,.
I to - and out, tlilrd. Tlmo, 1:181-0. Milkmau
sixih ra.'" Malinlnc; f0r four-year-old* nnd np
ward; purae, $500: ,i\ furlonga) Dlraltrl, 118 (l!
Howard), t, to 1, .', i? 2 and ll |o ,*,. won; Mabol
rraak, 1":. lilurray), K t? :,. 7 to 10 aml 1 t.. ;i.
jacond; Helen Atkin, 102 (Dreyer), r to 2, 0 u,
!', '","',? '',' '? "''r'1 'n""-' ' >'? '?'? r' niermau,
Clark M., Ballad, !<ytl? aud Trapptng also ran.
Slavana Entriea
1 '' il '?''"" ,f,"tr.r-olds ind upward: 1 Inlmlne
purtO tfiOO: Us ftlriong.,) .-M1-, .);,',;,,. :?? . =|;,.nv;
-.7!'i' Sto/r_!_ .''""'r1' la2; '^']'l?t"r. I"'-': Tippo'o
H<-cwmi racy ni,r.-.? yr-ar-'tLK; clalmlng; truino
H?,,,ulri\ iZ'':x, ",!""? :'7; '?"'lv Ungdon, 100
KumlilrU. 10_; .(..Ln Churdh II, 1(17; LntrntU, 104' I
BSSSSi^ldSfr*' fc'""""?'i?U=. 107; TliiT Biuo
lM.'hl,^',i,^""^,!',l"''?'"V'''lr""i'|?, *""' "l?'.ar,|: . ]?!?, '
)Z'ii"ZtiZ"Vt V?V T,U"""' Wlffi '
I'"",:h f,r,?'" ,.""".' *'?'"?-"M?: cUlmlng: piirno
tuta
Ki./.k liurk.,, 100; Oroal Cull, L00; I'arlguiirdlno,
I'lflli r?"? lilir,.. ?'. ?r ,.!.(, ?.,,i iin_.,,i, i,-,...
wm lundteip: ??od n.H,,i ,'.""? ,A^,i f/v
m0?l IKany Btianiipn, ?9 wu-rV \?i VV....1
'J'ZZtt''''?'? ?!""",? ,'!"l,nh' >Hii tZ'iltiland u, ;
ttlxth raca tr.,.,, .,?, yjda mid upward; clalmlng
bt, I'tlm.. UttUft, it-; Troul I'lv 6.' m__ <fiii'?
?A;,|'r^,,l ?., aJIt
iiclii enliy.
New York Giants
THESE three were prominent in the purchase of the New York
National. yesterday. John J. McGraw, in th? centre, is
supposed to have engineered the deal with the Brush in?
terests. In addition to becoming vice-president McGraw will con?
tinue to act as manager of the team. Magistrate McQuade is
shown on the left, and the new president, Charles Stoneham, on
the right.
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(Copyright, 1019, New York Tribune Inc.)
HOT STOVE RETIREMENTS
Tynis Cobb will quit his job;
So ivill Dvffy Leiois;
Ernie Shore sighs: "Nevermorel"
Baker says he through is.
Farewell, old stars, it grieves us sore.
Not yet we'll burst out crying
For in the good old summertime
You'll ail be in there trying.
Laughing Gas, at That
A.TOR BRANCH RICKEY, of tho Chemical Warfare Serviee, says
one strong pitcher would put the Cardinals in the thick of the
pennant fight. Showing the effects of his gas training, as it were.
What's In a Name
Speaking of cognomens we lamped a few days ago in an obscurc
North Carolina town a firm of Pleecer & Steele in the delicatessen
business.
Going Up!
"What goes up must come. down, is a weather worn "adage that ap
plies mostly to clevator boys in these prosaic days of high finance. Even
then there is room for skepticism unless one be blessed with the patience
of Job.
RIGHT IN OWN ELEMENT
pITCHER FRED ANDERSON, we are told, will not return to the
A Giants, having "opened a dental parlor in Charlotte, N. C. As a
pitcher up around Coogan's Bluff Fred always appealed to a lot of
grand .stand managers as an A-l tooth carpenter.
Airy Persiflage
A nut is roaming the wilds of Chicago with $6,000 worth of radium
in his mouih. He'd be right at home in the big baseball conference here
?the light conversational stuff, you know.
Add to Famous Come-Backs
Davy Fultz.
Cold Proposition
The minor league magnatcs, who convene here to-day, will talk over'
means of shutting off the major league draft. |
Baseball Promolers Commandments
TJOBERT LEE HEDGES, former owner of the St. Louis Browns '
iV standa with Charles Webb Murphy, former boss of the Chicago
Cubs, among the very few "Get-Rich-Quick-Wallingfords" of the game.
Hedges ran a shoestring into a valuable real estate property and a small
investment into a million-dollar baseball asset, wisely getting out while'
the "getting" was good.
Mr. Hedges, undoubtedly one of the most long-headed promoters ever'
associated with the national pastime, has just written a very entertaining
article on present day baseball conditions, together with suggested
remedies. ' ;
The meat of the nut of his thesis is contained in ten commandments !
Which the baseball magnatcs, large and small, assembled here this week'
will do well to study most carefully. Here they are:
I. Cut salaries. Evcrybody connected with the business is over
paid fully 40 per cent.
II. Reduce player Iimit. Clubs are overloaded with playing tal
ent. Eighteen men per club are plenty enough.
III. Use every logitirnate means to make a close race, for that
means profit.
IV. Favor second division clubs by nllowing them to draft more
p'.ayers than those clubs which finished in the first division.
V. Quit pampcring so-calied stars.
VI. Sclect a manager with careful consideration as to personality.
A manager can make or break a club.
VII. Put the manager on a percentage basis. His success then
would be your success.
VIII. Make your manager understand he's working for YOU, not
for himself.
IX. Reward your players after the money comas in at the gate
not before.
X. Keep tha dollar sign out of the newspapers.
for Over One Mi!ll<
The Bronx Wants Baseball
Franchise in International
League Unanimous for
Abolition of Draft Law;
Committees Meet Todav
Thc Bronx is getting jealous. It !
wants a ball team all its own. That
was the word echoing through thc cor
ridors of the Hotel Imperial yesterday
morning during thc meeting of thc In- '
ternational League, which had assem
bled for the first time under tho wing ,
of its new president, David L. Fultz.
The International was not ready to
listen to the appeal just then. It was
too busy framing up the demands it i
plans to present to the big fellows of j
baseball to-day when the committees
from tho several minor leagues will !
confer with the representatives of the i
majors at the Waldorf.
Thero was one determined stand j
taken by the International yesterday
which, judging from the sT.timents ;
cxpressed at the session of all the :
minors in thc afternoon, meets with |
Harvard Appoints
Athletie Board
To Control Sports
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.. Jan. 14.- Dean
Henry A. Yeomans, Lieuten::nt Colonel
Roger I. Lee and Assistant Professor
Dunham Jackson were named to-day
as faculty members of the committee
on regulation of athletics at Harvard.
Thc committee will have supervision
of all sports until next September. It
is understood that Dean Yeomans will
act as chairman in the absence of
Dean Lebaron R, Briggs, recently
named as Harvard exchange professor
lo France.
The graduate members of the com?
mittee are Henry Pennypacker, Ben?
jamin Loring Young and Lawrence
Curtis, and tho undergraduate mem?
bers David B. Arnold, Henry II. Faxon
and Robert E. Gross.
One of Ihe first. questions to bo de?
termined by the new committee is
whether hoekey shall bo retained as a
varsity sport.
Another Ice Carnival
The recent ice carnival held at tho !
Kingston Skating Rink, Brooklyn. has j
proven so successful that the manage?
ment has decided to hold similar car
nivals every other Thursday evening !
beginning to-morrow. A band from tho
47th Regiment will furnish tho music.;
New Orleans Entries
Flrstrare ffor maiden two-year-olds; ounie. $500:
three rurlongs). Foreclosure, 122; My A la lll-!
AnnaboUe, 10S: Pueblo, iai: Clear the Way, UO
W-'i in,\vvr' 111 : Q Mre' "1; S^'"1' m'
S',,,.,,,,,1 rnc8 (rtslming; for three-year-olda and '
upward; purse. {500; flTe and a half rurlongs) ?
Marmtto, lio. Hindoostan, 107; Gold Vale 100
"Bagplpo, 100; s.vlvauo. 109; Thr. fullcn lioii lor:i
Water Wlllow. 9S; "ChrfcUe Holters. 100: Alitoln-'
rtte. ni.; Hadrlan. 10.1: "Frank. Shaniion lo 4 - i
lmft p.'h^I \T'W: Byr"e' "):i; *????-?. j
third race (cla'lratng: .for Hiree-year-olds and un
ward; purse, $500; five aud a half furlongs) -
Kabrctash, 114: rrogrcsBlve. 112; Onwa, 112; Little
V ." i',0rf1,d ,*'"?*? li:,; ?--*?. "I: Uttto
Bond, 112; Aima Loulse, 109; Llberator, 112; Ina
K;iy. 112; Tom Goose, 111: "Kttahe 109 ilso
eligible: ?Ermitana, 107; Rochester lll- *8ay-!
tmarra. 111; tvjmublc, 107, i;m Haulcy, lli;
Fourth raco (cialmlng; f,,r three-year-olds and
upward; purse, JjuO; fhe aiul a half furlongs)?
iroltus, 110; Top o' th' Mornin'. 110; Bon Tromp.
104; Charlie '.eydeeker, 104; Violet Uonnle, lio
Glass To4. 10S; Top Coat. 104; Ilunima. 104; Brad?
ley s Choice. 110; Assume. 106; Nepoerhan lo*
Fifth race (cialmlng; for three-year-olds'andi up?
ward: purse, $500; ono mlle and twonty Sarrts)?
Harry Brelvogel, 110; llarreat King 109- "Fred?
erick the Great, 107; rim.es. 110; Virginia W KU
??""?>??,-'': Irish Klss, 110; "Obolus, 110; ?PairtotiJ
Sixth race (cialmlng; for throe vear-olds and nn.
wai,l; purse, $.100: one mlle and sevenly yarda)?
x.ltery, 112; Berlin, 109; "Sandy Ud, 99; Big
[? allow, 112; Senator Brodcriok, 10'i; Efflo's t'nde
7;; Rifle 8hoo<er, 109; "Rovlvor 104 '
Hevonth race (cialmlng; for lhrce-year-old? ar.d
upward; ruiNc, $-,00; r,nr> mlle and a slxteenth)?
Waterproof, ll.",: lMa^l? of Steel, 109; HeHn Sulller
109; Black Broom, 109; I.uther, 109 Sfikifula 109*
Brlan Boni, 109; Oenone, 102; Queen liioiide' 102:
?Juriadlutlon, ?9; "Rliymer, 104: "Monnie F 99'
Icxy tlrirr, 110: "Kulogy. 99. Also eligible: "Mab'
104; Blue Thisilo. 101; Royal lnluresl iu'.' ?l-i iu
l-tine, 104, ' j
"Apprentlce aUowanca claimed.
Tom Kerrigan, professional of the
Siwanoy Country Club, has been re?
leased from the navy, and will start
on a tour through the South on
February 5, with Tom McN'amara.
Macdonald Smith, one of the most
expert. golf profcsjionals in the coun?
try, has returned from France. "look
ing as fine as a fiddle, but slightly
hard of hearing, from tlie roar oi' tlie
big guns on the other side. After
spending two days in Camp Mills ho
left for California to be mustered out
of serviee.
Pat Doyle, the professional of the
Deal Golf and Country Club, played
over the Forest I'ark pubiic course on
Sunday, with Morris McCarthy, for?
merly a professional golftjr, but now
in tho fire department. Doyle says it
is the best natural course he has ever
seen. The first hole is the longest on
th* course, 5o7 yards, with a carry of
about 200 yards *ver a deep hollow to
the fair green beyond. Thero is a
deep rnvino to be crossed about 100
yards short of the green. Doylo sur
prised the regulars hy getting of? a
beautiful drive almost" 1o the ravine,
and was 011 tho green with his Bocond
shot.
Ho was very much pleased with sec?
ond hole, a carry of 200 yards over a
deep ravino; the eighth hole, a inashee
general approval in these circles. and I
that was in support of the abolition of
the draft. N'ot a dissenting vote was
cast when this question came before
tho International magnates and mana?
gers.
Johnny Dunn, president and manager
of the Baltimore club, threatened to
iock up his Oriole gates next season
unless the draft was put in the dis- I
card. Johnny's threat was entirely I
unnecessary, for everybody seemed to
feel the same way as he about the
matter.
Charles Chapin, tlie owner of the
Rochester club. who has been report?
ed as ready to kick over the traces nnd '
leave the International desolate, ap
peared somewhat soothed at the out-i
come of the meeting, and it is a safe
guess that Mr. Chapin wil! put his
hand to^ the plough again this coming;
year. Tt all depends, though, as to
what happens in the wav ot a new
deal from the National and American j
League rulers. In fact, that is the
situation with all the minor league rep- :
lesentntives gathered in this city. They
won't know where they are at until ac- '
tion is taken on their many complaints. I
lhe Providence club, which forsook :
the International fold last year to cast.
its lot with the Eastern League, is
most penitent, and, more than ready
to jump back whether there is any j
fatted calf killed or not. It appears
very likely that the "Grays" will re-'
tum to their Prst k.ve. and possibly '
with their old manager, Wild Bill
Donovan, at the helm.
The Bronx is really anx;ous to join I
the International, and sufficient back-'
mg has been secured for the purpose,:
it is said. Of course, such an innova-!
tion would require the consent of the i
three major league clubs in greater:
Kew York, but thc agitators insist that
this can be secured.
The makc-up of the International i
circuit cannot be dcfinitely determined
until the confab between the minors;
and the majors takes place to-day.
The National League will hold a spe?
cial meeting this afternoon at the Wal-;
dorf, the American League will con-:
veno to-morow morning at the Bilt-!
more, and a joint meeting of the two j
majors will be held at the" Biltmore to
morrow afternoon.
-??-#??.-.
Old Officers Retained .
At N. Y. A. C. Election |
Ofiicers of the Xew York Athletic Club j
who served last year were unanimously <
re.lected at the annual meeting held |
ita Central Park South clubhouse last
night. They were: President, Dr.
Graeme M. Hammond; vice-president,
Jcremiah T. Mahoney; treasurer. Mar
tin S. Paine; seeretarv, Frederick R.
Fortmeycr, and captain, Arthur Mc
Aleenan.
There was no oppo.-ition ticket in
the field, as the above named officers
are largely responsible for placing the
big club in its present flourishing
condition.
Latvii Tennia Dinner
The nnnual dinner and election of i
officers of the Kings County Tennis
Club will be held at 8 Nevins Street,
Brooklyn, to-night. The club is look
ing forward to one of the most suc
cessful years of its history on the !
courts, and a full attendance of the
members is expected. i
Boxing New
Bv FRED H/
A great many years ago, Aunt Elea?
nor Ann, when we were even DUMBER
than we are to-day, wc had a wealthy
aunt who was built "very close to the j
ground," if you know what we mean, j
and she was very fusy about her ton- >
nage, but did didn't know that, then.
"Aunty B" used to be very fond of j
us, in fact, wc were the "white haired '
child," in her affections and she often
told us that she would do handsomely j
by us in her will, and so she might
have. if we had kept our old chatter
box of a mouth shut. But we opened '
it one day and "spilled the beans," and
ever since then we've been out in thc ;
cold, as far as our once affectionate
aunt was concerned.
"Aunty B" used to serve us all the j
best things at the table. She used to
let us choosc our own tish at the fi
market, and always gave us the biggest
helping of cake, and #when she served
us with our breakfast cocoa and the
other kids only hud milk in theirs, she (
would put an extra lump of sugar in
our cun aud then say "AND thc |
cream!" and pour in the richest fruit I
of the cow right into our cup. This j
did not make us popular with tlie other :
kids, but it made us awful fat and it j
tasted good.
Sometimes, when it was raining and j
we could not go out of the house. we
used to gctr our exercise by running .
round "Aunty B," and it was consider?
able journey, even when we ran all th
way. Wc used to count the i.aps, and
after about ten time around our breath i
began to come in short pants, and we
had to rest.
One fatal morning, while we sat on a !
chair to rest after doing our regular i
ttn laps, we said: "'Aunty B,' how ',
much do you weigh and how many
times to the mile are you around the ,
middle? Guess I've broken the record
this morning."
Thnt was all wc said. but "Aunty
B" gave a snort and walked right out
of the room, and a few minutes later
e uo
shot over an abnrnt hi1!; the fiftecnth
hole, another mashee pitch over a hill,
and the eighte'onth hole, a drive and
a pitch over a pond and another high
Fred McLeod, professional of the
Columbia Country Club of Washing?
ton, and Alexander Campbell, botter
known as "Kipper," professional of the
Baltimore Country Club, wih team up
together and tour tho Southern coursea
this winter.
Jimmy Crabb, formerly professional
of the New Cannan Country Club, of
New Canaan, Conn., has been engaged
as professionul by the Union County
Country Club, oi Cranford, New Jer?
sey.
Jackson Park, Chicago, contains two
golf courses, one of eighteen holes an.l
the other of nino. Thc beginners and
noor players have to play over the nine
hole course and they are not allowed
to play on tho big course until thev
ean show a ccrtilicnto of efficiency
from the short course. Despito the
fact tlnt there is nn eighteen hole
course in Mar.uottc Park, a nino hole
courso in Garfield Park ?nd a nino holo
course in Lincoln Park, there were
164,800 starting tickets issued last
season for the eighteen hole course at
Jackson Park, and 103,1.0 issued for
tho nino hole course.
>n Dollars
Grand Circuit
Dates Arranged
For Next Season
All Meetings To Be Held
as Last Year ? Peoria
Not Admitted
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 14. ? No
changes were made to-day in the mem?
bership of the Grand Circuit at the
annual meeting of the Grand Circuit
Stewards' Association, and all light
harness meetings of the organization
will follow thc same sequence as lasl
year. Peoria, Ul., was an applicant
for a place on the *'big line," but it
was regretfully refused, it was an?
nounced to-night. All the old members
asked for their same datcs, it was
stated by Secretary Win Kinnan. and
to grant the Peoria application wcuid
have disarranged the circuit.
The schedule for the coming season
is as follows:
North Randall, July 7 to 12; Kal
amazoo, July 11 to 19; Toledo. July
_1 lo 26; Columbus, July "8 to Au?
gust :l; North Randall, Auguat 4 to U;
Philadelphia, August 11 to lii;
Poughkcepsie, August IS to 2.-:i; Read
ville, August 25 to :sd; Hartford,
September 1 to ?>; Syracuea, Septem
bor 8 to 13; Columbus, September 15
to 27; Lexington, September 29 to
October 11; Atlanta, October 13 to 18.
It was decided that tho entrance fee
to be paid by nominators for early
close events need not exceed 2*i per
cent until fourteen days before the
event. The fees now run from 2V2
to 4.
Any nietnber advertising a race to
carry a certain purse and then failing
to arrange such an event is to be ex
pellcd from the circuit and compelled
to pay a line not exceeding $500, the
stewards decided.
The three heats to a race system
was discussed, but the association took
no action, leaving it optional with the
members to cmduct such races as was
done last season.
All fair associations and trotting
associations will be asked to support
the Grand Circuit's publicity bureau in
order to give the sport as much pub
licity as other sports receive. W. 11.
Gocher, Hartford, Conn., will head the
bureau.
All the old officers were re-elected.
Wesleyan Five Will Faee
N. Y. U. in First Contest
M1DDLET0WN, Conn., Jan. 14.?Dr.
Edgar Fauver. who is managing the
Wesleyan basketball team, has ar?
ranged the opening game of the sea?
son, to be played here Friday night in
Fuyerwesther gymnasium with New
York University.
Tlie team has had but little practice,
r.lthouc-h there ig now good material
in college with Captain Tomlinson,
Gale, Gravatt, Davis and K. V. Dixon,
all former 'varsity men. F. S. Liston,
a former Michigan College of Mines
player, is coaching the team.
s and Notes
4 W THORNE-_
our fond mamma came down and
scolded us very hard and said thing*
to us with a slipner. things that left
a lasting IMPRESSION on us.
We've never had any luck since
then, and every time we see a fat
woman we look the other way. \,c
still want to laugh when we see them,
but we don't tell them so. There aro
some things we'll only do ONCE,
Aunt Eleanor Ann.
Benny Leonard, the lightweight
champion of the world, reminded us of
that littlo bit of childhood's happy
hours. Ever since Benny won the title
from Freddie Welsh, more than a year
agc-,he has been touchyabout hiswei'ght.
Fe reminds us of "Aunty B" in that
way. Benny ha., always insisted that
he could weigh 133 pounds, ringside,
if he HAD to, but nobody has ever
seen him do it.
When he and Johnny Dundee were
matched to light eight' rounds at the
Newark Sportsmen'a Club next Mondav
night Benny s::id he wouldn't play un?
less the bout was made at catch
weights, which meant that he might.
weigh around 140 pounds to Dundee's
133. But now Benny will have to tell
his poundage on Monday night or let
the scales do it for him.
Yesterday John S. Smith, chairman
of the New Jersey Boxing Commission.
announced that both Leonard and Dun?
dee would have to weigh in at tbe ring?
side, in public, and that he v/ould do
the weighing himself. When we see
Benny step on the scales we will be
thinking of "Aunty B.," and we will
bust right out laughing?"HawJ haw!
haw!"
Did Harlem Eddie Kelly make a good
showing in his bout with Leonard in
Philadeiphia on Monday night? Like
Kel-ly did!
Billy Miske demands $10,000 for his
end for fighting Jack Dempsey twenty
rounds at Dominick Tortorich's New
0r!ean3 Club next March. Ain't Billy
good to his mother?
New Orleans Results
Flrst rit.-e (two-year-old-: nialdrns; rllllea; purv
W00; three furlonfa)? Mile. I><u>/p. iu tKlee. 4
'? - 8 U> :. 4 lo I. ftrrt; Mlffl Min**, IM iBux
'"'"? ' '" -'? "'"'? '? to S, secoud; Lady Lott^
)H iK(?r!pif7), 1.1 to 1. ti to 1, i to 1 tlilrd'
n-.a. M. ll-v. Eutah 1 . Guaranteed. ! Am Flrst
Bohf Nat Beena and Udjt Pllaud alira ra*
Becond race ifour-year-olda k::.i ttpwatd; claim
Ing; purae. M0: halt ruriotuat?ilar.i
r). 13 to i. S to 1 3 t. 1
Brat; Sir 01t?*f (A Colltna), .?? to l s to 1 i
ind: Bort WUllama, 113 iKodrlaucr) 8'to
??? 3 tu "? 1 to I, third T mr l i<; ...-. ' nille
'"?" Kenwartl, Uberator, ttithllde. LlttU Prtn
ma, Htu-iy ?I*i>cl, _?riy Sight aiid H H
A , : .:i ., -. r '*?.
. rour-year-olda a.-d ujmard; r'.atr.-,
and a liaif rurlont.1?Port
Ught, 113 (Wlahard). ti ... l. ?? :o 1. even. rtret ?
aa, i.i< ir Roblnaou) s to l
* t0 !; _ ?f ?'?? ???md; Jaek ?... 116 (Hajneel.
? '?' '? *' -o 1. 8 t.- l. third. Tiioe. i ?? i.-,.
Lultua. Jim Wakely, _r Wllliani Johiuotl. Siarpla
U.;,h* _?"'?, "mMn* M??- Ophella W . o.-.irt, .?_
BHlM it. also ran.
Pourtlt rait.) (fpur-year-olda and upward: (Ul*,
Ing; purse, fcoo: ., and a b_tf furi.,:.ro--R.n
lral_. 108 (J. McTantwl). fi io 1. 2 tn*. ew..
? -;- I ; ? '>'?"? n< t8laUurr), ( to 1, 8 to J
4 lo s, second; StlTerjr Lta^t. los (Poolei. tt to i.
,s to l. t to S. tlild. Tltne. 1:8tl ;(..-,' Ar,t.?
A'.exatuler Ihonia* V. MrMahon. Hidden Je?..!
R^>rapi.. ItH.tiarok. Uoudiiil, KU.fctuo Weber and
Cotir. ellea ? ao ran.
l'ifth ra? .the V_tu? Purae: tlllle* ai.d maru
tlir.-e-year-olda and iH.?ar(l. purst. $ti>0: au? raiWi
-t'obalt 1 , i ;i, :.:?:,,?. 8 to 1. ma 1
to 4. tlr.t: Koh-I-Noor. 104 (Walla). ? t? r, | .?
B, uut. teoond; Aui&irttc. 193 (Mooney 1 * to l
'i to 1. V (0 10. lliir.l. Tluir. 1:40'li. Kato
Brlaht and Keen Ja.ie alao rau.
With raca .lour yesrol.U and upward: claltn
ini; Purae, $r,00; mHo ami . aUteeiuhl -Bro?m
Poddler, 101 -? ' . I to 1, t t? 1 I ta
Ordarly. 106 (llaynn). 7 to t ;' ti. -.
" <: <'..-?-.. thlrtl Yimr. 1 47 1.1,,',
??'V. lirother Jouatl. Mary Uiile. Duiutrcai.
and ..'.ni.. ?.vU ran
raoe tfliitno and mare?: four >ea. pUa
ftt:d upward; purwj, |.oo; ln'..t, ard a uuarteri
lvm nieu. ios ,M?,.tvi. : t. i. . ,7, rVti *
flrat: Uah Coa_?? If (MattlMm?; ? t. ;, ,,-,
l to l nao, third. Time. l.t?4HLHfc_i?

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