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EVENING L'EDGER-PHIUADEL'PHIX WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 191.
CHICAGO HERE FOR SERIES WITH PHILLIES-HEAT RETARDING FOOTBALL TRIAL!
HERE TO BATTLE
Interest Locally Now Cen
tred in Boston and New
York, Where Crucial
Games Are Being Staged.
Though tho Chicago Cubs are on deck
hero tills afternoon with the Phillies,
tho chief local Interest -will bo centred
In tho Barnes In Boston and Now York,
where the Braves and Giants are mak
ing their respective fights for the pen
nant. Just how little the local fans care
nbout tho lesults of the games nt the
Phllly park Is shown dally by the con
stant applauso which the scoreboard
draws when tho results of each Now
Tork and Boston Inning are put tip.
Whllo tho pitching jesterday In tho
last same with St. Louis was not high
class by any means, tho Phillies should
ngnlii have won out easily, and would
have but for wi etched woik on the bases.
In tho last Inning, with one run needed
to lie, Paskert singled and attempted
to take third on an overthrow. Ho had
110 chance to make the bag, and why ho
ehould have taken such a long chance
nt that stago Is known only to himself.
Ho was Just as fcood at second as ho
was nt third and Incidentally he would
have scored the tying run if he had
staved at second.
Game after game has been lost this
Feason by the Phlltles Just by this same
lack of foresight on the part of the base
runners. The fact that tho men nro not
fast on tho paths hurts, of course, but
they would have done far better If they
had used a little Judgment instead of
trying to get away with something that
would tax a bunch of regular base
runners. At the Phllly-Cardlnal gamo yester
day were "Brick" Mclnnls, first base
man, and tzzy Hoffman, manager of the
Beading Trlstate club. "Brick" Is a
brother of "Stuffy" and Is nn exact
duplicate of tho Athletics" first snekcr.
Brick Is now wnitlng around Phllndel
I hla for the world's perles. lie is In
fine shnpe, and Manager Hoffman stated
that "Brick" had dlsplajol wondeifu
improvement this season nt Heading.
Ho had a good start, training at Jack
sonville with tho Mackmon.
HOT HAVE CHANCE
TO TAKE REST
Close Race in American
League Likely to Keep
Regulars in Action Until
Few Days Before Series.
whelmed the Nans. Mnek deviate! from
Just what havoc 1 uses on balls will the llne-ttp ns shown above. He dropped
do Is shown by the record of Miller
Huggins In tho live game". The Car
dinal leader has been passed a dozen
times nnd has scored lrt times after get
ting on first by the walk route. In yes
terday's game Huggins drew thrte passes
nnd was hit by a pitched hall, giving
him n perfect day In strolling.
CHICAGO, Sept. 2.7.-Anothor hiatus In
the American League schedule today gives
Connie Mnck, who has Just arrived hero
from Cleveland, a, chance to do much
thinking and more planning. A glnnco
nt tho percentage column Indicates that
unless tho Mnckmon clean up the re
mainder of their games In the West the
legulni-s will not have tho opportunity to
get their usual rest before the world's
twist season the pennant was won
mathematically, In time for all of the
champions who needed a lay-orf to take
It. That this method resulted In Im
proved piny In the scries was evident
fiom tho results of thw live games. Again
this season Mack planned to have his
men take plenty of time off to get In
shape, but he wns a trllle doubtful to
day as to the possibility of so doing.
Bender and Plunk, who will again bear
the brunt of the pitching In the series,
assuming always that the Athletics win
the pennant, will get their r;st If no one
else does. These men hnvc entirely rtif
fcient methods of getting In shape for
nn event of this kind. Homier using his
time In driving the golf balls on the
links of the Hala Club In Philadelphia,
occasionally handling the baseball for a
few minutes. Plank, on the other hnnd,
takes n complete rest, going to his homo
In the hills on tho outskirts of Gettys
Mack docs not have any set method
of training his men for the series, tie
nllows each one to get In shape the way
ho thinks best, nnd with a band of Biieh
high-grade athletes on his roster, the
leader Is suro thnt when the day comes
for the ilnal test each man will be In
the best shape of the season, barring
Just how he will line his men for the
world's series Mack did not say toda,
but It is thought among tho players that
he will send them In Just as he did In
1013. This batting order follows: Murphy,
Oldilng, Collins. Halter, Mclnnls, Strunk,
Barry, catcher, pitcher.
In the game yesteidny In Cleveland,
when tho Mackmon completely over-
Baker below Strunk and put Oldrlng In
his usunl position, batting second. In
the games prior to yesterday Oldrlng
had been hitting below Strunk, and Parry
had been In second place.
linker has not been hitting as he might
recently, and Mack shifted him to get
sSv 8fi JRTVHb 3
SRk jSf 'iSPKS nil
BOB SHAWKEY " T","T:-HrpM23
It is probable that Bob Shawkey, the right-hano'er whom Connie Mack
landed from the Baltimore club last season, will be one of two youngsters in
the world's series this fall.
COLLINS WILL BE
BIG SERIES STARTS
PERSONAL TOUCHES IN SPORT
If you're a. welsenhclmer spook an'
wanna call this gent Doobukc wo won't
rnako any kick. Of If you wanna change
your luck an' try pronouncln' It Doo
buck -ivc won't sny that you're sick. It
might be French, Canuck or Dutch, but
thnt nln't gonna matter much nor cut
no Ice nohow. Basebnlllcnlly you'll agree
Detroit's his nationality. An' that'll do
Jean's stnr don't glom off all tho iky.
His ratln' Isn't very high as wlnnln'
pitchers go. For two years now with
Jennings' clan he's been n fltty-flfty man.
Ol' Hughcy likes him, though. He
works him reg'lnr loso or win. An' Jean
gets out an' slams 'em In with all the
etuff he's got. He's Jennings' best right
handed vet an' may pull off some atar
Stuff yet before his bolt is shot.
His slow ball was his stock In trndo
when he stopped out In '12 an' mado his
noisy big league bow. When Jean enmo
down from Montreal that slow slant suro
did get 'em all It gets a big bunch now.
Jean Isn't llko to quit the game, ev'n
If his ol' arm does go lame an' wheeze
an' snort a bit. They'll stick him hi tho
field some place, or maybo play him on
a base, 'cause Jean can Held an' hit.
Copyrighted by A. M. Corrigan.
Career of a Football Player
By VVALTEIt C.VJIP.
Hot days when tho sun on tho brown
sward Is burning,
And running Is torture, for water you're
Tou work with a groaning and long for
And that, my young player, 's the task
Wet days when tho mud on your cleats
Wtien slant rain Is driving and catchlng's
You stagger along as though you weien't
And that, my young player, 's the part of
Cold days whon your fingers aro numb
"When bleak sale Is shrieking and no
You mutf ami your signals you hardly
And that, my young player, "a tho tale
Last day, when you tremblo with long
ing and fearing,
The day of the mutch and last word
Then out on the gridiron with blood In
Ah, then, my young man, we'll see your
Last fall C.iptuin Ketcham. of the
Yale football team, made himself ildU.il
lous by btatlug that he would not con
sent to tho players of old HII being
numbered for the benefit of tho spec,
t a tors, because the game was not
plaed for their benefit, bin for tho
glory of the ulma muter, or words to
that effect. Naturally every one laughed
at the Idea. It would nut be possible
for a college football team today to
exist without tho aid of the public.
And by the public, the student body
Is not meant. The students of nearly
every college get un exceedingly cheap
rate to all athletic contests. It Is the
outside public which support football,
just as It bupports baseball. Hence the
public has some rights. One of their
rights Is to know who Is playing. In
the past, particularly since the rules
have been changed so that players may
be taken out of the game and put in
ugalu, these frequent changes have
made It Impossible for the spectators
and often the reporters, to follow the
plays correctly, because It was Impos
sible to distinguish the players. Ptnn
has at last seen that the numbering of
players Is essential. The Red and Blue
people realize that if they must have
attendance the games must be prop
erly reported by tl,e newspapers. To
properly cover them, the men reporting
tha game must know who Is playing.
Any one who saw the Indlan-I'enn game,
ttie Princeton-Harvard or the Array
Navy games wltf undrrstand thoroughly
Tenn will try "" lue gyuvee i
tern In the opening contest with Gettys
burg Saturday afternoon nt Franklin
The Water Puieau won the pennnnt
In the Intenubnn Baseball League.
This proves with what mighty power
the water works.
"Fred" Ruhlen's efforts to nil the po
sition of president of tho Metropolitan
Association of the Amateur Athletic
Ciilon will no dtjubt earn him many
more friends. "Fred" as vice president
was most popular and he will receive
such support that his name should be
n synonym for all that Is aggressive In
nn athletic sense. He Is highly quail
fled as a chief athletic executive nnd
will no doubt mnke a great A. A. L
leader unless nil signs fail.
What a treat It would be If we had
the pleasure of witnessing that pacing
match tomorrow nt Grand Rapids,
Mich., between the two pacing kings.
Directum I and William. It is to be ,i
test for blood, nnd much money will
likely change hands on tho result. Witli
idenl conditions favoring, it would not
bo surprising If a new world's record
wns estnblshed. Directum I seems to
bo the bcttt-r of the two. In recent
trlnls this thoroughbred showed u world
Baseball ns a world sport Is develop
ing onch year. Jnpan, the Philippines
nnd other countries aro now interested
In our national pastime. Australia hnn
entered the progressive nation class by
taking up the game In earnest. Re
ports from that continent Indicate a
growing popularity. Isn't It pleasing
to know the Yankee sport Is so popular
oven In foreign tountries?
"Bobby" Wnlthour nnd Clarence Car
man are to meet Sunday In a scries of
mutch motor races at the Brighton Beach,
N. V.. Motordrome. The distance aro
to be 10, and 35 miles, threo heats
each. Sounds llko a big day's work to us.
Another freight car Is apt to be Idle
on some railroad shortly If reports be
true. It Is understood Curl Morris is
going to Australia.
Navy fiotball follower believe they
have again struck It rich. So do we,
an Lieutenant Douglas L. Howard has
again necepted the Invitation to act as
head coach of the futuro admirals.
That leather medal of tho first rank
should go to the ardent youth who sat
through nine whole innings swath-d In
a closely Unit sweater. Oh!
"Tom" Qulgley, Wllkes-Barre's fight
promoting genius has Jut announced a
corking good battle for his followers
"I'eto" Mi Vey, the Seattle lightweight,
and "Al ' Dewey, tho coal baron expert,
are to furnish the fireworks. Von have
never heard of McVey? Why, he Is the
boy who beat such Ashlers as "Tommy"
Ulnty. of Scranton; "Young" Dyson, of
Providence; "Willie" Howard, of Urook
ln; "WJllte" Schacffor, of Chicago, and
"Dummy" Martin, of New York. A
pretty fine list of scalps, we imagine.
Athletics' Star, Who Will
Cover Annual Baseball
Classic for Evening Led
ger, Well Equipped and
Bddlc Collins will have to rush home
and begin oiling his typewriter if ho
expects to have the machine In woik
ing order for the world's series, because
Ban Johnson has decided that tho dia
mond classic will begin at the earliest
possible date, which is October S, one
day after the close of the major leagues.
Eddie is going to write the games for
the ISvkm.so Lehokii and what he says
about them, whether the Athletics win
or lose, will be the real. Inside Infor
mation. Many ball players can go through a
game nnd at tho finish they will be
unable to tell just how It happened.
More than once the tinning point of a
gamo has been successfully encountered
by a player and yet when the heat of
battle had subsided that same player
was unnblo to state wherein tho turn
ing point lay. This Is not tiuo of Eddie
Collins. Eddie Is one of tho keenest
observers the game has known.
HORSE EVENTS ON
AT BELMONT TODAY
In Addition There Will Be
a Special Contest for Colts
at Narberth Sporting Cup
Everything Is In readiness for the
sweepstakes matinee which will take
place on the track at Belmont Driving
Park, Narberth, this afternoon. Four
sweepstakes nro on the program, with
the sporting event being the fenture. of
the day. Besides a special event Is
on for colts.
In tho sporting sweepstakes Jacquelin
P., by Peter the Great, the filly from
the string of James P. McNIchol, will
go to the wire u favorite, having gone
n. mile in 2:lfi'4. Slllkobel, a bay colt
by Slllko, owned by Thomas Collins, Is
second choice, with a record of 2.21U.
.1. L. Murphy's Ida May XV.. n black
lllly by Cozeant, has a record of 2:Ml,i,
nnd will be n strong bidder for the spe
cial cup and J10O0.
' Six 3-year colts will go to the wire
In the Narberth sweepstakes.
The Junior sweepstakes brings to
gether six of the best horses In this
In the Zombro sweepstake the six
colts sired by Zombro, 2:11, son of Mc
Kinney, 2:11U, will face tho starter. This
contest will be under the conditions of
three one-mile heats, each heat a race.
The Golfers' Aftermath
In looking latk a hnrt way over the Mim
mor unrt fall RolHng unison one of tho flrt
thlnfff Ittat Mrtkra the nieiitRe nli.erver In
tin frfquenty wlih whlih the outhful playi rs
hnvo come lo the foreground J. K. M'ehnn
I Jr of the North 1IIIU Country Liuh rt th
' b-ill rolling, literally as uell ns ngumtite!),
, when hi uon the trophy In tho lifih sixteen
at the Shawnee Invitation tournnrnt-nt from a
flelil of men. mnvt of whom were mucli ol.ltr
fin-l more xperlifeil thun he. Aii'i hi- w,
I u nuteworthv ierrrmanco for a omh (till on
the umltr xl.to of HI.
I C. S. Webster, Jr.. eaptaln of the l'nlerait
. of pennlunla Kolf tenm ami u member of
I the l'rankforl Country Cluo, followed thin up
i liy winning the qualifying meil.il in the Dalu '
tournament, ami men proiee.iing to win tne
!)a!.t I'up. awarrtet! the winner of the tlna
itxtean. from Kome of the mot mnidHtL-ntl
pool golfer In the city Anl Wehater's puine
thmuKhout the meet wan Bound nnl uteailt.
Then nlontr rnintk N'onrun Muxuell, 17 car
oi, hailing from the I.uns.tnun anil Arnni
mlnk Country (iubs. lie captured the eoetel
Plarenco II tirlst trophy al ihe Whltem.'trh
Valley f'ouniry Club meeting. In order to
reaih thin exulted utale iung Maxwell ha4 !
dnfe.it U'h golfers u S. V. An'terson. I.. P
IXmlnK, Walter Iteynnlds and .Muurlre Itlale.
A outh who i an tome through su h a H'-M
mut eurel) contain tome pretty kdo1 golf.
The recent performances of L. it. W'asli
hurn. the snmhful Merlon plajer. J. J Keenan.
Jr. of !anie!unne, and S. I.. Jones. Plymouth
uho Is sIlKhlly older than the others mentioned,
but la nlll far from a veteran, must emouraKa
one to lielievo that the future of ThlladelphU
golf Is In rather tompetcnl hands.
The annual Invitation tournament of the
Philadelphia I'rli-ket flub at M. Martin's lam
week can etarely be dUmlvsed without calling
attention to the enormou hd thut had
entered. No fewer than SU3 plaiera signified
their Intention of competing for the various
Ilrttlnninx al 0 t't In the rnornln. two rda
ers were sent away at Intervals of rive minutes
until ';.'5 in the eenlng. The affair us con
ducted ns perfeitly as bULh an unwieldy field
would permit. The sle of the list of en.
trants Is an excellent tribute to the popularity
of the event The only dranbaik was that
t'nless something terrible happens we
Will be at the tight between "Kid" Wll-
Hums, world hnnm mivplsrht hnmntnn
nnd "Vnunc" Herman nf Polcln 111 it ,he eommltiee in iharge hd neglected to pro
?, P,U,"B , .V" ' . I..?... .' at ' nor" 'ban the Usual twelve hours nf day-
Harry Kdwards' Qlympln, Athletic Asso. . light. This was an oversight for which they
ciuiiun nest .uumiay nigiu. r.very time
Williams starts it mean a whirlwind
bout. Herman has a good record In the
Middle Wc-t,t. but, with Williams now In
his best haiie. it seems a rough road
ahead for poor Herman.
Hiine Zimmerman is here today. As
far as wu have learned, he hasn't been
approached by Harry Edwards or any
other of the fight promoters. Probably
Heine intends to etage all of his bouts at
the Philadelphia ball park.
Hank O'Day j still hanging around, de
spite the rumors that he is to be re
placed. But just how. long he will hang
before he die, mauagerially speaking,
is something else again.
Penn may not establish a record num
ber of touchdowns against Uettysburc
Saturday, but the game Is apt to be the
hottest for this day in atx,ut forty years,
judging by the weather.
deserve the gravest censure.
It U readily observable tn looking over the
roster of winners in and around Philadelphia
for the last few cars that ihe same names
appear season after season, ami that the new
comer has but comparatively little chance to !
rapture one of the mu-h-covcted trophies that
are the spoils of the victor. i
In lhs connection It has been suf-eested that
there be annual events fur the hitch handicap
men. and that the low handicap plavers be
Ineligible, so as to give the toorer players a I
chance, and thus enhance the popularity of i
lonttsts anions the b-s skilful It has be,n I
rumored that the llala 'iolf (iub has planned j
such an event for Its ,lub members having ,
handicaps over '-'- The sle of the field will i
be watched with Interest, and it will b
strange Indeed If these contests do not awaken
keen rlvalrj and an Intense enthusiasm.
Saginaw Wins Pennant
BAT CITY, MUh Sept 23. Saginaw
won the championship of the South Mich
igan League yesterday by defeating the I
Bay City baseball team. 4 to 3. in the '
I seveuth giune of the post-season series.
Ilnml(l.vn, .1 Cincinnati 1 (10 inning),
M. I.oiiU, .1; I'lillllei, -I.
Ilnnton. X; riltsbiiri.il. 5.
tiilcugii, .1 New York, 0,
( hlcnco al I'liiladelphln.
M. l.niili ul New nrk (3 gamer),
Cincinnati at Itu-don ( jtmnrhl,
lilthbiiruli nt flronkijn (2 games),
Oilmen at Philadelphia.
littxImrKli ut llroolilyn.
SI. l.miih at New York.
(inrhtn.ill at Huston.
w i p f av U P.C
Boston 80. S3 503 liillllr.. at T.i ,;o
.eu , ,,rk ,i, l t ilrooklvn. (1.1 74 tits
'hliHgn "Mill r,'.n I'lttsb gh Ih! i.1 .43.1
St I.uuis . 7.'l lid .WjCinilnn.ilir.it M .403
AthliiliN, II: Cleveland, X
Huston, .1; Detroit. .1 (t nunc,
Boston, .1 Detroit, II (','d Kuinr,
K Inning,, ralledl.
Oilmen, 8i tVnslilnKton, I (1st came).
OiiiUEM, 7) Washington, I (3d came,
7 InnlngK, rnlleil).
New YnrK-St. l.nuU postponed, rain,
New York ut Si. I.ouls.
Other ilubs not scheduled.
Athletic ul ( lilcugo.
Uuslilnxton ut Cleveland.
New York ut Detroit.
llostmi ut M I.011I4.
W U P.C XV U V C
Athlelks.. 01 40 .(1.10 Chl ago . 117 T.I 47.',
llostnn . hi .11 .012 Hi Louis il.l Tn ,4.1.i
Detroit 7.1 OS .52.1 New York 113 77 .4.VI
Wush'gton 73 07 .521 Cleveland 4.1 Oil ..11U
(iiliuL'o, 2 1 Ilultlmnre, I,
llrooklju. I; Kuiisus (ily, 0.
Iluffutu, I; IudlanunnlU. I.
St. I.uuU. Ii liltsburch, 3,
t'hlrago ut lliiltluiorr.
Kunsuk I ID ai llrnuklin.
liidljimiiolU ut HutTnlo.
St. I.olils u liltsburch.
V I. V C. V I J c
Indlu'piis Tlii.l Mllllrooklvn 70 Oil 51.1
Chhugo Ts ill .VII Kan C'lti l.t 74 till
lUlllinors 72 l13 .533 Kt Louis fiO 7t 43.1
Uuffalo.. . 71 U.l 522Iittsb'gh. 54 0 403
Nevvurk, U; Haltlmore, 1.
I'rciviilcmc. U; .law) City, 8 (III
lluffalo, 3; Itoihe.lcr, 3 (0 Innings, tailed,
Toronto, 15; Montreal. 0 (1st game).
Toronto, 2 Muntrcul, 2 (2il game,
0 Innings, cullrd, darkness).
W U P C, IV Ls p.c.
Providence S2 5.1 OiilUltlmoro 72 71 403
Iiuffalo. . SO 68 .537 Newark 60 76 476
Uorhfttr. S8 60 685 Montreal. S 87 ,404
Toronto-. 72 68 ,514 Jer City 4a 103 300
AND DALE RACE
MAY COME HERE
As Every Other Institution
Has Fostered the Event,
Pennsylvania Will Likely
Bid for It Next Year.
Tho chances nro thnt If tho University
of Pennsylvania track authorities tnlto
tho proper Initiative the Intercollegiate
A. A. A. A. cross country championship
for 1015 will ho held In Falrmotint Pnrlt.
Tho association has definitely approved
the system of rotation, and every uni
versity nolo to furnish a suitable course,
Pennsylvania alono excepted, has been
given this meet. It hna been held at
Princeton several times, twlco nt Boston
under tho auspices of tho M. I. T onco
at Cornell and last ye.ir at New York,
under tho nusplccs of Columbia Uni
versity This fall the meet has been
awarded to Yale, and will ho held at N'ow
Haven on tho morning of the llnrvard
Ynlo game, November L'2.
Pennsylvania has at her door one of
the most ideal cross country courses in
America, nnd one that Is probably as
hntd ns tho famous ono over the hills
In and about Ithaca. Kvcry conceivable
kind of running can bo found In tho
pnik. In addition, Pennsylvania could
furnish the best kind of dressing nuaitcrs
nt tho University nnd other boat houses
along the Schuylkill.
The candidates for the Quaker cross
country team will be called out on Tues
day of next week, when Coach George
XV. Orton will glvo them an easy run
through tho Park. There Isn't much
chanco of a Penn victory this year, for
the Quakers hnvo lost three of their
best runners of last year, McCurdy,
Langner and Mndelra, while Cornell has
retained most of her 131.1 stars. Last
year McCurdy was third, Langner ninth
and Mndelra -loth. If Madeira had fin
ished within the first Elx men Penn would
have won the meet.
Of last year's team the Quakers have
only Captain Huston, who was 31st, nnd
Sttotid, who wa ISth. Ted Mere
dith, who tried cross-country running last
year ns nn experiment, has decided thnt
he wasn't Intended for this sort of work,
nnd won't try It again. Knrl Humphreys,
who was 111 most of last full. Is out
to mako a reputation for himself this
fall and hns reported In good condition.
Another man from whom much is ex
pected Is Peeso, the star of last year's
But this team can hardly be expected
to win from Cornell, whoso team still
has Hoffmlie, the intercollegiate two
mile champion, second in the cross-country
run; Prcdcrickson, nurke and Speidcn,
who Ilnlf-hcd 11th, 13th nnd 15th, respec
tively, not to mention Potter, who was
prevented from running through sickness.
English Soccer Results
LONDON, Kept. 23. Two important
Scottish League games were decided yes
terday. Hearts entertained tho Improved
Ayr United and winning by 1 to 0 have
now got a clear lead at tho top of tho
table of five points. Hibernians were
at home to Clydo nnd continuing their
success won easily by 3 to 0. In tho f rst
division of tho English Association
League. Liverpool Journeyed to Illnck
burn to tacklo tho Hovers, but found
them too good nnd lost by 1 to 2.
OPEN TRACK MEET
IS SCHEDULED AT
Hale & Kilburn A. A.
Plans Second Annual Set
of Games October 3 En
try List Expected to Be
Tho Halo & Kilburn Athletic Associa
tion will hold n track and field meet un
der the auspices of tho Amateur Athletic
Union Saturday nftcrnoon, October 3. It
Is the second nnnunl field day nnd prom
ises to bo a big event.
There will bo six open handicap events,
seven closed events and nn Invitation In
dustrial relay race. An Interclass cross
country run, closed to tho students of
tho Northeast High School, Is also sched
uled. Tho athletic events will bo pre
ceded by a ball game.
Silver cups, silver mednls nnd bronzo
medals, respectively, will bo given as
first, second nnd third prizes In nil tho
events. A record-breaking entry list Is
expected. Hntrles closo Monday, Sep
tember 2S, with 13. J. nankin, 120G Chest
nut street, Philadelphia,
Tho Javelin throw will ho ono of tho
open events to bo decided nt this meet.
Just nt this tlmo a lot of Interest has
been nroUBCtl In this stunt. Some of
tho local boys havo become quite pro
ficient nnd will make an assault on tho
record recently made at tho Middle At
lantic Association championship games
The Mercury Athletic Club plans to
hold Its very popular set of closed track
and fold games during tho winter months.
Track dual contests nro also planned
with the leading Institutions In this sec
tion. Tho Middle Atlantic Association has
offered $100 to tho James H. Sullivan Me
morial Committee, which proposes to
erect a shaft to the memory of tho do
ccascd athletic father.
Tho Mlllroso Athletic Association, now
that It possesses a cinder path tho equal
of almost any In tho city, has applied
to the Amateur Athletic Union for per
mission to hold this year's ten-mllo na
tional running and soven-mllo walking
championships. Tho grounds aro located
on tho Old London Streets on Broadway,
Tho track, which Is modeled after that
In Madison Square Garden, Is ten laps
to tho mile, and several thousand spec
tators can bo seated comfortably. Mel
Shcppard, who Is now nflUlated with tho
Wanamakor organization In tho capacity
of amateur athletic adviser, stated yes
terday the Championship Committee had
practically agreed to award tho tltlo races
to the Mlllroso Club, provided It could
llvo up to tho Amateur Athletic Union
requirements, which Shcppard says it
undoubtedly can do.
"Ted" Meredith, of the University of
Pennsylvania, national 440-yard cham
pion; Tom Halpln, of Boston, ex-national
440-yard champion, and Homer Baker,
New York Athletic Club, tho present
American nnd English champion for SSO
yards, will competo In tho annual athletic
tournament under the nusplccs of tho
New York yvthlotlc Club, nt tho club's
country home, Trnvers Island, N. Y
Saturday, September 2C.
THE MIRNA PROVED
ITSELF MONARCH 1
OF THE DELAWARE
Joseph Snellenburg's, Flyer
Has Clear Title to Cham
pionship of Local Cruisers
by Its Many Victories Last
Season. . .
Tho racing season for cruisers In this
section of the country is practically over
but the yachtsmen, who havo had their
boats competing in tho many crulscr
contests during tho past threo months,
nro stilt talking and figuring on the- pro
ablo outcome of tho different races, which
nro now a matter of history.
While almost every club in tho Del,
waro Itlvcr Yacht naclng Association
pulled oft somo sort of a crulsor race,
there wero but five real crulsor contest
on the Delaware, of which threo carried
Tho Mlrna. owned by Joseph Snollcm
burg nnd flying tho emblem of the. Ocean
City Motor Boat Club, is tho champion
ciulser on tho Delaware, having won a
championship nnd a special raco nnd fin
ished second In tho Baltlmoro contest
Tho Marguerite II, owned by Commodore.
A. C. Cartledgo of tho Keystone. Yacht
Club, Is runner up, having won two see-,
Tho first event wns tho handicap cruiser
race, on May 15 and 16, from Esslngton,
to Overfalls. The second contest was the
handicap cruiser championship on Juns
12 nnd 13 from tho Keystono Yacht Club
Tncony, to Overfalls and return, a dlji
tanca of 133 nautical miles.
On Juno 27 tho handicap championship
event for gloss cabins and express crui
sers from tho West End Yacht Club, o(
Chester to tho Tionton Yncht Club, a dls.
tr.nco of 43 nautical miles, was run off.
Tho next race, In fact tho most Impor
tant on the Delaware, since tho raco to
Bermuda was called off, was the run
on July 22, 23 and 21 from the Camden
Motor Boat Club to the Mnrylnnd Motor
Boat Club, Baltimore, Md., a distance of
3CS nautical miles, being for champion
ship honors. Tho last contest, for a
spcclnl trophy, wns on September 12, from
tho Itlversldo Yncht Club, Esslngton. to
Ship John Light nnd return a distance,
of 81 miles.
Julia May, with Kcnr Commodore
James Farley nt tho wheel, flying tho
colors of the Trenton Yncht Club, was
tho winner In clnss, A of the race on
Juno 27 from Chester to Trenton, whlla
tho Wahnctah, owned by William V.
Leach, of the Anchor Yacht Club, Bris
tol, won In clnss B. Whllo on tho way
a storm broke, putting tho skippers to
a severe test.
In the Bnltlmore rnco tho Flyaway
HI, a wonder In crulsor craft, owned
by Thomas B. Taylor, from tho Port
Washington Yncht Club, of New York,
starting from scratch and conceding
handicaps up to 17 minutes and 53 sec
onds, caught tho other nlno crullers
Just after passing Winter Quarters
Light, 17 miles out to sea. It finished
tho 3C,S-mllo run In 23 hours and 61
minutes, 17 hours heforo the next craft,
tho Caleph, nppcared, winning tho
championship title. The Minna won
second championship honors and fin
ished second in clnss B.
Dr. Eugene Swayno'3 Eugenia won
tho special trophy race on September
12, coming home ahead of 11 other
GRIDIRON NEWS GLEANED FROM LEADING COLLEGE CAMPS
By EDWARD B. BUSIINELL
The announcement that Yale celebrated
Its first actual grldlion prnctlco on Yale
field behind closed gates came ns some
thing of a shock to the college world
after the Now Haven correspondents had
sent broadcast the Information that one
of the reforms which Head Coach Frunk
Hlnkcy Intended to inltlato was to keep
tho (gates open tn tho underijiadiiato
public. At that tlmo Hlnkcy was quoted
a3 declaring that secret practice wns
much overdone nnd that h" would dovole
most of his time to teaching straight
football, and that If his charges could
execute It perfectly ho didn't care whether
they played any new-fangled football or
not- The announcement was received with
decided approval by tho Intcrcnllcgluto
There may be some special reason for
Yalo's extraordinary precaution at this
time, and tho gates may still bo flung
open moro widely than ever bofore in
a ahott time. Probably the principal
reason for holding secret practlco at this
time was thu fact that Yule's first appo
nent on Saturday will be tho University
If It he Granted that thoro is some ad
vantage In secret practlco its value Is
more than offset by tho loss of under
graduate inteicst. Tho balance of power
Is frequently provided by tho under
graduates In a critical game, and If tho
students havn had the gates shut in their
faces very often they won't know their
own players, nor will they support them
In the enthusiastic manner they would
If they felt free to watch the practice
whenever they wished. Ex-Cuptaln
Honey Baker, nf Princeton, put into
operation u reform of this Mud Inst car
whon. at his request, tho gates were
open to the students most of the time.
O. course, theio uto times when It Is not
desirable that any ono should watch the
practice, hut theso times are fewer than
most coaches ute willing tn admit.
Princeton proved that to Its own satis
faction, and If u good many other in
stitutions carefully analyzed tho situa
tion they would como to tho same con
clusion. Foothill conditions at Michigan
wouldn't be normal If Coach Fielding JI.
Yist did not develop one or moio ten
(.ctlous In his back field. Last tar It
was James Ciuig, a brother of Italph
C'ralir, tho fouuer Olympic sprinting
champion, who had almost as much apecd
as his track brother. Halfback Criilu
was piobably the .fastest man on any
grldlion last year with the possible ex
ception of Muish.tll, of Pennsylvania. In
fact he was so fast and brilliant that lie
dimmed the star of quartotback Hughllt
who. under ordinary circumstances, would
have been almost as biilllant a player.
In addition to H'JkIiIu this ear Michi
gan has a new fullback by the name of
Maulbctsch. Ho comes from ono of the
Detroit schools ami promises to be a
t-.-cond Garrells. Ho Is uiiuitually expert
it. tho receipt of the forward pass and
during the last few days has dono most
ot tho Michigan's scoilng against tho
Yale has a man In her backficld who
Is now being boomed as a stcoud Ted
I'oj. He Is Lvgore. tho former Mercers- i
burs fullback. Football ixperts who saw
Legore perform last year lor mo laie
freshmen pronounced him the best fresh
man fullback on any gridiron He was
certainly a wonder as a B'boolboy, and
If h hnn Imnrnvp'l ns he should have
done lie will li?. -A welcome addition tcjt1
tho Klis' backfield, none too strong nt
Not until some time Friday, possibly
not bofore Friday evening, will any one
know the exact line-up of the Penn
team for the gamo with Gettysburg. Tho
fUht for positions, not only In tho line,
but In the backfield, is so oven nnd keen
that tho coaches themselves don't know
who their eleven best players will be.
Tho Cornell eleven formally opens tho
gridiron season tills nftcrnoon with n
game ngalnst Urslnus. A few years ago,
when tho team from Collegovlllo con
tained such players ns Gay and tho
Thompson brothers nnd wero coached by
"Whitcy" Price, they were a formidablo
opponent for any team. But they were
easy meat for Cornell last year and
Mipuld ho ns easy today.
Morning practice nt Pennsylvania yes
teidny consisted of a long blackboard
talk, principally on defense, followed by a
demonhtiatlon on the Held of the things
In th afternoon Brooke and Dickson
spent a long time In drilling tho ends
and halfbacks In setting down under
kicks and in blocking. Seolbach, Koons,
Muidock, Vreeland, Wrny, Uikhart and
Hopkins wero used. Hopkins and Urk
hait make a good Impression.
Mathews and Carter then practiced
place nnd drop kicking with men break
ing through to block. Thoy got off somo
brnutles from tho 30 and 40-yard line.
Thorough tackling practlco with tho
flying dummy was next In tho order of
the day, tho men showed their usual
e.-rly season foim In this, tackling high
and uncertain, but under Brooko nnd
Dickson Impiovcment may be' looked for
In short order.
At 5:30 the exhausting heat had
subsided somewhat, so tho mon put on
their head gears for a scrlmmago with
Hamld Gaston's lighting scrubs.
Mathews kicked olf to Lindsay who ran
It back to his own 20-ard lino. Tho
i-ciubs lost the ball on clowns, duo to a
fumblo and Ileiry punteil to Merrill, who
icturned It 20 yards heforo being downed.
Gains by Math.-ws ami Merrill put tho
ball down In tho scrubs' territory. Gas
ton s men held firm, and Nick farter
went in lo try for a pluco kick. His
alUiupt hit the cioss bar and the ball
hounded back Into the field for a touch
back. Scrub'' ball on theli own 20
yaul line After unsuccessful attempt
to gain, Berry again punted to Merrill,
who returned It 2.1 ynnls. llallou wns
sent In to replace Met rill on tho varsity
and Uokefeller to relievo Mathews.
Varsity started another imreh toward
the scrubs' goal by means of fierce lino
plunges by Jones and a 15-ard run by
Hughes. The ball went to the scrubs
when a varsity man was penalized for
offside piny. Tho scrubs kicked tho ball
oui of danger.
Itockefeller and Jones alternated nt
fullb tck and did consistent gaining.
Tho ball was soon down In tho scrub
territory, nelcyti was laid out by u
blow on the head and was replaced by
tiothler. It was ascertained last night
that the Injury was not serious. Itoc-ko-feller
took it over for tho only touch
down. Tarter kicked a goal. The work
of Mike Dovvs was a feature. He oppened
holes big enough to march the German
arm through. Mathews played a gioat
game, makln gsome wonderful gains, and
showed good defensive ability Harry
Jones showed that ho baa lost none of
his old-time playing ability At Journey
displayed a remarkable steadiness for
bclns so new at the centre position.
That Harold Gaston Is going to have
an unusually scrappy aggregation Is evl
denu Berry he has as clever a roaa for
his weight ns there Is on tho field, whllo
tho Price brothers, Gellyn and Hendsay
are ns gamo n bunch of bantams as ever
laced a shoe. McBrnyer and Hcnnlng
are showing business and aro hard play
ers. Their work yesterday caused them
to ho added to tho varsity squad.
The varsity squad now havo tho train
ing tnblo nnd training quarters to them
selves. It consists of Captain Al Journey,
Mike Dorlzas, Mlko Russell, Tubby Wlth
erow, Mlko Carter, Ned Harris, Loo
Norwcld, Pepper, Hcnnlng, Mcllroycr,
Murdock, Seelb.ick, Hoover, Vrecland,
Wrny, Hopkins, 1'nkhart.
Gottwalls and Moffet wero among tha
"unnoticed bystanders," being tho first
recruits for the hospital squad. "Gotty"
has a wrenched ankle, whllo "Doc"
Handcock hns forbidden Mnffet sinm
magn until his vaccination gets better.
Krny Wlnns, captain of tho 1510 Penn
sylvania team and All-Anicrlenn centre,
was out yesterday, supporting Pat Dwyer
with the linemen. Crane, last year's
tackle, was also a visitor.
In tiplto of rumors to tho contrary,
Welsh and Stack, tho two whirlwind
freshmen from Dean Academy, arrived
yesteidny nnd wero out for practice. Tha
yearlings keep m winning, but It will
be hard to estimate tho material beforo
Monday, as It cannot bo certain how
many will satisfy the ilgid scholastic
standards of tho University.
Hopkins... left end Mayfcerry
NurttaM left tacklo McHraytr
niill left guard Hennin
Journeay centre K. t'rlfa
n'.irler. lioone) (Iiuilcr)
Dnrlza-s right Ktianl TovvumiiI
Harris , rinht lucklo llrmn
W raj right end . . .
Merrill iiuarlerbuck .,
JmcK right halfback
Hughes left halfback
.Miilliovvb fullback I.cjianJ
CHICAGO, Sept. 23.-Head Coacli A.
A Ktagg. of tho Chicago University
tenm, is cunllncd to lita bed with an at
tack of ueuiltls, It wns learned yester
day. He was absent from tho field for
tho first day of pinctlce. this being tha
Hist tlmo In 22 years. It is expected
that ho will he ablo in resume hla duties
.STATI-J COLLKoT:7 Pa.. Sept. 23,-N'o
Utter athletes havo come Into Penn Stata
with the fret'hman class than those who
entered from the high schools of Thila
delphia and ntlior Institutions of that
vicinity. So favorable has been the show
Ing of a number of thun that the will
likely maku the football team during tluir
lust year In college, an unusual honot If
tho first scrimmage practice held last Sat
urday Is uny ciltciion, some ot last tars
regulais will be put aside this seasun to
mako way for such men as Whetstuiif.
the crack West Philadelphia High Ahuol
raptuln and 'All-Scholastic' lialfl,lU
last season: Cubbago, fiom (.Yntiul limn
School; HlgKins, of Peddle Institute;
Fleck, of Jtaduor High School, and Lit
gcrton. of Ambler High School.
. . Herri-
Dave Kerr Back at C. H. S.
Tho Central High School teams hava
been greatly uuhincntcil by Davo fcn
return to school. Kerr was a l,"f.?
of two varsity teams last year, on'l wnira
ho iua not bo eligible for football ti"
fall. It Is thought that he will 1'ave a
high enough strolattc stinduig lat'"r,'f7
to play basketball. Butler, who If"
school at the same tlmo wltn Kerr,
unable to rc-cntcr.