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EVENING LEDGEE PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1914.
OFFICIALS' CLUB BANQUET TO BE HELD TONIGHT-OLYMPIA FIGHTS ATTRACT INTEREST
AT HANOVER HOTEL
After Feast Important Rules'
Discussion Will Keep
Members Busy Other
AT OLYMPIA A. A.
Jim Coffey to Meet Youne
Charlie Weinart in Wind
up Hot Bouts Are Promised.
MICHIGAN AND HARVARD
BATTLE EAGERLY AWAITED
Game Scheduled for Next Saturday Promises to be Replete
With Surprises Four Teams Undefeated.
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-Tho eyes of the football world will bo
turned toward tho Harvard stndlum at
Cambridge this week. Next Saturday In
that football arena tho biggest lnterscc
ttotial gridiron battle of tho year will bo
staged between the warriors wearing the
Crimson and ridding Tost's erratlo
It has been supposed that by this time
tome deflnlto line could be had on the
relative strength of tho Harvard and
Michigan teams. But owing to Injuries,
which necessitated many substitutions.
there Is really no mote to go on In trying
to prophesy the reBUlt than there was
t the beginning of tho football season.
Michigan's defeat at the hands of Syra
cuse would Indicate on Its face that the
Wolverines were weaker than usual. Yet
It must be remembered that Hughltt,
test's quarterback and most dependable
player, was not In the game, and that In
tho third period, Splaun, the only punter
of merit on the team, had to retire. It
was this which practically cost Yost the
Kn me, nfter the .icore had stood nt C-6
until the last period.
In tho same way one might suppose
that the Harvard team was far less
schooled In football than her early games
Indicated. The Crimson was saved from
defeat at tho hands of Hollcnback's Penn
Stato eleven by the dropping of n punt,
followed by an exceptionally clever -10-ynrd
run. Hut here again there were
many enforced substitutions. Hrlckley,
1'ennock. Hnrrinlck, Slahan and Logan
were not In the game. Neither of tho
first two mentioned will be In the Mich
igan game, but unless moro Injuries fol
low, Mnhan. Logan and Haidwlck will be
In the line-up next Saturday.
Harvard might have been beaten by
Penn State, and still have been mate
rially no weaker than she Is today.
Lamb, the star kicker of the State
eleven, missed one tteUl goal on Saturday
by the narrowest possible mnrgln. Tho
ball struck the cross-bar. Had he put
a little moro power behind his kick. It
would have cleared the bar and the
Crimson would have suffered defeat, and
her stock would have gone down far
more than It has or should have done.
FOL'n TKAMS. UNBEATEN.
In this section four of the lending
elevens are still unbeaten. Tliny nie
Princeton, Harvard, Pittsburgh and the
Army. Of these, three have won nil of !
their games, Harvard having been tied
by Penn Stato on Saturday, 13-13. Just
hlw well Pittsburgh, Princeton and the
Army have come through some hard
battles Is shown by the appended record)
Princeton, 12; Bulgers, 0.
Princeton. 10; Bucknell, 0.
Princeton, IS: Syracuse, T.
Princeton, 16: Lafayette, 0.
Princeton. K; Dartmouth. II.
Total: Princeton, 65: opponents, 39.
Pittsburgh, 9: Cornell, 3.
Pittsburgh, 11. Westminster, 10.
Pittsburgh. 13; Navy. 6.
Pittsburgh, 10; Indians. 3.
Pittsburgh, 21. Georgetown, 0
Total: Pittsburgh, Tt; opponents, 22.
Army. 49; Stevens. 0.
Army, 13; Butgers, 0.
Army, SI: Colgate, T.
Army, 14, Holy Cros, o.
Total: Army, 07; opponents, 7.
Of these three teams, the Army has
had a much easier time, becauso the
teams she has played have not boen ns
ttrong as the ones which have been
defeated by Princeton and Pittsburgh. In
fact, outside of the Colgate game, the
College Gridiron Gleanings
By EBWABD B. BUSHNELL
In the matter of good football, and the
unexpected In whclh their contests
usually abound the Pennsylvania-Indian
game, which the Quakers won by the
score of 7-0, was far below the standard.
It was a game between two green teams,
neither one of which has yet found Itself.
The Indians had a lot more power,
particularly In their line, than they had
been given credit for possessing. Their
three successive defeats before they
reached Franklin Field had given the
college world the Impression that they
wera far below the usual Indian stand
ard. Perhaps they were until they
changed captains, but the Indian ior-j
wards certainly outplayed the Pennsjl
vanla line most of the time, and In
ability to gain ground by rushing and
running tactics their backs were slightly
superior to the Quakers.
That the Indians didn't win the game
wb due to lack of varied attack. Twice
they had the ball inside Penn's 10-yard
line. But their attack had nothing but
the line thrust. It gained In mldfleld
because It woji well devised and also
because the Pennsylvania defense was
spread out, looking for forward passes
and wide end runs. But once Inside the
10-yard line the Redmen could not de
pend on anything but old-fashioned
football and with this they couldn't gain
because the Pennsylvania defense
massed to stop it. At the end of the
second march down the field it looked
like a sure Indian touchdown, but a
tumble made an attempt at a goal from
placement the only resort.
It la rare. Indeed, that an Indian turn com.
to Franklin Field without a, competent drop
or plica kbker. Had the Indians possessed
vuoh a. man on Saturdav they would have
cored at least twice. Tho Kedmen were not
expert In tha operation of the forward pass
and attempted tt but a few timet As Glenn
Warner stated to the writer before the gam,
the majority of his men had had so little foo'
ball experience that he could teach thern noth
Ids but straight football This the) executed
well, but the) wore themselves out In the tint
half, and when the tried forward passing and
goals from placement the) performed like
novices. But the Redmen will have a different
team within another month.
Pennsylvania's ccachee saw enough to criticise-
la tho work of their charges, and they will
have lota to do for the next ten days to pre
var for Michigan The Indiana found tt en
tirely too tur to open up big gaps at nearly
any point they wished to matte a thrust. No
particular point wu weaker than another, for
very position seemed vulnerable
The secondary defense mlsed Weeland and
an did the attack and goal kicking. Vreelani
le the beet defensive plaer and best lntor
ferer on the team It might have teen poeil
ble to play htm, but tt would hare been pou.
judfment. He will ee torel) needed In the No
vember games, and If be is given time to thor
oughly recover he Is lUely to be the star of the
team. Rockafeller. who took Vreekuid's pi,
was the least effective Iran in tho back arid
He had an unfortunate tendency to fumble,
and when be was selected to carry the ball fre
quently ran almost Into the arms uf an Indian
tackier. T"-i may not have been entirely hla
fault, tor the Quaker Interference was far bo
low the standard set In the Loefaette and
Navy games. Fullbaok Tucker played up to his
UwUBewt was likewise a disappointment as
a drvlP kicker It Is true tliat he was hurried
both ttDies becac.se the line didn't hold prop
erly, but he dlepUvod a tendency to kick too
low and both kicks were blocked Thl has
been bis weakness all season Against (he
Navy be demonstrated that be can lift the
bu lilgb oer h "" ' irimmage After
c nr seen l"(h " n work In practice and
s.i.iie n-e oner . .ves that Wetland Is
Si . It ei'dat Mi i t i khker than liat-
I, us - n kl -ke"
r- i o Vt ' ' '"la- did better than In
a ,-e on i r ir! I the operation of the
jr ts A try e' rs i arry some sort
a -ar-tv ' - Vas. lie er'erel the Nary
r i r a f s ti'ml woo It with so
tj-iaxl nut troa an ltisxsui larwsxd putt.
Army has had no opponents really
worthy of the name. On the other hand,
Princeton's games with Bucknell, Syra
cuse, Lafayette and Dartmouth have
been exceedingly hard affairs, as each
of those teams has shown much offen
sive and defensive strength.
Pittsburgh's victories over the Navy,
Indians and Cornell prove conclusively
that her eleven Is far from a (lash In
the pan. It Is true that Pittsburgh has
been scored on four of her five games,
but only twice has her goal lino been
Princeton's victory over Dartmouth
was not unexpected, yet It would not
have been a surprise to have seen the
Big Green team leave Palmer stadium
with tho Orange and Black's scalp. As
It was, Princeton won the gnme thtough
her ability to take advantage of her op
ponents' errors, rather than through In
herent ability on offense. To run up 16
points on a team which has tho strength
of the Dartmouth eleven shows ability
somewhere along the line. Princeton has
always been quick to seize an offered
oppottunitv, ns those who remember Sam
Whlto can testify. Hence, while her
victory was well deserved, Princeton did
not show up ns well as the score would
Indicate, Dartmouth's faulty work as
sisting more than anything else
Though Princeton has won a large ma
jority of tho games played against Dart
mouth In the past, many times Bhe has
been verv fortunate. For instance In
1911, the Tigers came away with a 3-0
victory. Those points were made on n
fluke Held goal, tho ball striking the
ground before bounding over the cross
bar. It was that play which caused
the rules to be changed, preventing a
repetition of that undeserved goal.
TALE LOSES HOPE.
Yale has lost hopo of a perfect season,
though she has by no means ceased to
believe that her chances against Prince
ton Hmd Harvard arc good. When the
Blue put up such a great battle against
Notre Uatnc a week ago last Satuidas,
winning from the Westerners 2S to 0, it
was generally believed that she would at
least have a clean state when she met
Princeton, November 14. But the "dope"
was upset completely when Washington
and Jefferson, coached by Bob Folwell,
low red tho colors of the Now Haven
In thnt contest, which Yale lost 13 to 7,
both teams played the "new- game." The
result did not show the Yale men up to
great disadvantage by an) means. On
the contrary, the splendid performance of
W & J. Indicated to Yale followers that
there will probably not be another gnme '
this season In which the opposing eleven
will show such varied attack, combined ,
with such a powerful defense. i
W .S: I. has been beaten but once this
year. Harvard got a 10-9 decision over
her on October 10. Tho record of Fol-
well's team for the season shows that i
his men have scored 1S1 points to their
opponents' 17. ,
The Cornell-Brown game was played
true to form by both elevens. It has
been the belief for some time that Brown
was weak on the defense. There was no
way to get a good Idea of her strength,
becauso until Saturday no opponent with
a strong offense had been met.
Al Sharpe's men have developed a
splendid attack, but they did not have
to resort to any new football to get
through the Brown defense.
It wa-s with little difficulty that Cor
nell went through the Brown for four
touchdowns. The Ithacans, on their side,
also showed considerable weakness on the
defense Brown made one touchdown nnd
gained many yards on straight plays.
it enterel the fray Saturday when neither
side ,ould score and was on the sending end
I nf a perfect short forward pass, with which
I Quarterback Merrill scored a touchdown.
.N'o cor-ment of Pennsylvania's game would
be complete without a tribute to the rlndld
work of Captain Journeay at contre lie dem-
, onstrated cennd doubt that he Is a better
centre than guard, and If he continues to
make progtem he will have tr be seriously
considered for the position of All-Amerlcan
centre Kii oarslng was quite flawless, and on
the .lefrnse he was the most alert man on (be
YALE STANDS PAT
XKW HAVEN. Conn., Oct. !6.-No
shake-up at Tale will follow the defeat
of the eleven by Washington and Jef
ferson. Vale's overthrow Is felt to have
been at the hands of one of the strong
est elevens In America, and the general
feeling Is that AVashlngton and Jefferson
clearly outplayed the home team.
Vale's ends have not played up to the
standard and the tackle positions are
unsettled. The coaches expect to rely
upon Nltk Cnrter and "Red'' Brann for
end rush work the remainder of the sea
son, and believe that Hlgglnbotham and
"Tug" Wilson are capable of much bet
ter form than they have shown.
E. TBENKMA1W HURT
PRINCETON, N. J., Oct. 26.-Wlth one
exception, the Princeton varsity came
through the contest Saturday with prac
tliallv no men on the Injured list In
spite of the grueling nature of the battle.
'Eddie" Trenkmann, the big right guard,
was this one exception. He sprained his
Instep badly and will be out of the game
for a few days.
BROTHERS COACH OPPONENTS
SEUN'S GROVE, Pa.. Oct I6-Susque-hanna
football players are not making ex
cuses for the decisive defeat at the hands
of Bucknell at Lewlsburg, and are loud
In their praise of Bucknell's almost per
fect teamwork and conduct on the field.
Susquehanna's next game Is scheduled for
next Saturday with Albright at Myers
town Pharlev Kelchner coaches Albright,
while Jay Kelchner coaches Susquehanna,
and it will be brother against brother.
Susquehanna and Albright are evenly
matched, and both Kelchners will do their
utmost to have their wards In the best
of shape for this contest
CAMBRIDE, Majg. OcL X. Althoueh
Kreatly disappointed In the work of the
mn against Ptnn State, the Harvard
coaches found somn consolation In the
fact that none of the new men was In
jured. All hands cams out of tho game
in good shape, with the exception of End
Hush Soucy, and he, while he has a very
liad knee. Is not likely to be laid up, ac
cording to the coaches.
SHABPE TO BOLSTER DEFENSE
ITHACA. N Y. Oct. X. While the Cor
nell football team, which return,! from
New York, wag warmly congratulated
over lu victory over Brown, the coaches
found food for thought la their delibera
tions over the success of Brown with tha
forward pass In the last period of the
same, and It U certain, that conslderablo
attention will be paid this wek toward I
perfecting a better defease, i
Iliill w- '
SLATED FOR WEST
St. Louis Country Club Will
Probably Be Selected.
National Amateur May Go
to Pacific Coast.
AlthoiiKh the national oppn champion
ship will probably be held In the East
next year. It Is almost a foreeone con
clusion that both tho national amateur
and the women's national will be hi-ld
In the Central West. The chances are
that St. Louis will be the scene of the wo
men's event, for tho Country Club of
St Ijuls was mentioned at tho recent
tournament held at Nassau and, accord
ing to reports, was considered favorably
by the Eastern women. There has been
some talk of holding the nattonul ama
teur on the Pacific coast next summer,
and, without a doubt, trolf In that sec
tion would receive a tromenduous boost
If the classic should bo held there.
Golf on the Pacific coast has advanced
by leaps and bounds in the last few years
Not so vrry long ago practically the only
courses In California were the ones owned
by the resort hotel prlprletors. At pres
ent there are two very good courses with
in half an hour of Market street In San
Francisco. The course of the Presidio
Golf Club occupies Government land ad
jacent to the Presidio of San Francisco,
which Is one of the largest military reser
vations In the country. There are several
good courses In Oakland, Just across the
bay from San Francisco, the best of them
being tha Claremont course and the new
one of the Sequoia Country Club. Fur
ther south the landscape Is dotted with
nttractlve clubhouses and pits and bunk
ers. Overheard after a hotel tournament:
"Hod did you make out. George?"
"Oh. not so bad," was the naive reply.
"I was beaten In the semt-flnal round of
the beaten four of the defeated eight of
the third sixteen."
In Chicago the various clubs held a
tournament not very long ago for trie
caddies, and that day the boys wcr,
lords of all they could survey. Thej
didn't survey very much, but certalnU
did get away with the eats. More o'
this sort of thing would be a wonderful
good for the game, and the relation lr
tween caddy and player would not be
as emplojer to hireling, but would take
on a man and boy status.
The Redan hole on the National Oolf
Links ts an almost exact duplicate of
the Redan on the North Herwick caurr
There are more ways of playing the Hcdan
hole than any other short hole in exist
ence. Pnder ordinary conditions an Iron
shot dead on the pin will hold the grccu
and against a head wind a full-dm-i
shot from a high tee will do the tip k
but let there be the slUhtut trace or u
pull or slice, and Instead of the regula
Hon three cne is lik.-l,, to gut anyt i,
under double figure The seventh h
at Marlon Is a Redan hole, althouar-, n
differ from the North Berwick hole L.OACH GEORGE McCAA
that the entrance to the green Is from tt-e A mr..ui.r,K cUrar football
left A beautiful short hole with the. 4 a Muhlenberg Col,eJ?",ra"
Redan principle wi'i be fmjrd at the 1 trainer he has made good. pro
new Pine Valley course, but there tha teges have played some fine tests trus
U is higher tean the hole.
A FELLER NEEDS A FRIEND
TEAM WANTS GAMES
Pennsylvania State League An
nounces Its Season Schedule.
Tho Melrose baskotball team, champions of
tho Camden Lily Baskctbnll league, will travel
this jcar and would llko to arrango games
with flrst-class teams offering a good guar
antee. Tho Mclroso last f-eason made a record
of winning 21 out of 'M gamis. They also
claim the championship of Philadelphia.
Mclroso will lino up the same as last year,
with Dae liourguln, a. Camdon Eastern
League star; Dave Kerr and William Tike, of
Central High. I'.ittv Livingston and Frank
Lames, tho lattir h.tvlng a try-out with Jas
per, of tho Kaetern Lngue. 'All trams wish
ing thli strong attraction should wrlto to II.
Franks, care t!.ilnntcr llrothers. a 4 5 Kalehn's
Rtenm-. Camden, N. J , or phono Kejstone
.Simpson A. A., champions of tho Northwr.u
League, wuntH flrel-class games a way from
homo durlnc November. Any and nil teams ml.
drt-s.i Manager J. Ilutihlson. KOIU Kensington
avenue. r call Kensington -IIX.
Our Lady nf Mercy basketball team has or
ganized for the i-omin,' reason and wishes to
book gamcb with any first-class team haling a
hill and paying a fair guarantee Addresi J.
i J .Mariner. WIL1 North Cat lisle street, or
fhono Diamond HOt W.
The Pennsylvania State league of Basketball
i I'.ubs lias udupud Its Mliedule, which sets No
: it-mber 17 as tho oprnlng lato of the season,
bcrunton, Tunioqua, V!lkc,-l!arro. llazlcton,
rtttston and Kreeland are tho cities and towns
rtpresented. The rchedulo fullons:
, November 17. IV eland at Wllkes-ilarre. No-
ember IS, H.ranton nt Tamuqua; November
I'n, llazlcton at l'lttston, November 2.1, Wtlku
ll.irro at llazlcton. Noteinbvi I'd, rtttston at
Scranti n; Nowmbtr , Tamaqua at Trcoland
December 'J, llaileton at Tamaqua, Decem
i tc. :i. U'llkes-llarro at Scrantnn. December
' 4. Frceland at l'lttston. Deie-mbor S. Tumuqua
at Wllkes-llanv. l'lttston at Hazleton: i
I cemlier 1". Kcranton, ut rrouland: Devember
I Id. Freeland ut Tamaqua, Devember 17, Ha
zleton at Scrontou. Deiembei Is, Wllkes-Barre
at l'lttston , December -X Tamaqua at lli
zleton. lei ember S9, l'lttston at frceland
January 2. Scranton at Wllkes-Barre, Jan
uary a, tiazieton hi vv iiKes-narra, January 7,
Frceland at Scranton, Januarv 111, Hcraiunn at
llazlcton. January 13, U'llk's-Ilarre at Free
land. Plttston at Tamaqua, January 10, Pitta
tun at Wllkes-narre. Junuurj 21, Tamaqua
at Scranton, January 23. Hazleton nt Free
land, January 2d, Freeland at Hazleton; Jan
uary 27. Wllkes-Barre at Tamaqua, January
29, Boranton at Pltteton.
February 2. Freeland at Wllkes-Barre. Ta
maqua. at llazlcton. February 4, Plttston at
&ranton. February in. Hazleton at Tamaqua,
Fetruarj 12, Wilkes-Bjrre at Plttston. Febru
ary 13. Scranton at Freeland February 10,
Tamaqua at Wl'Ues-Barro, PI teton at Hazle
ton . Fobruarv 24. Wllkes-llarre at Freeland.
March 2, l'lttston at v llkts-lidrre. Freeland
at Haz'eton. March i Tamaqua at Scmnton;
Marth 10, Freeland at Tamnuua, March 12,
Scranton al Plttston, Wllkes-Hane at llazlo
ton; March 10, Scranton at Wllkes-Barre;
March 10, Freeland at Plttston, March
20 llazltnn at Freeland. March 23, Hazleton
at Wllkes-Uarra. March 24 Plttston at Ta
maqua, Scranton al Hazleton, March 23,
Wllkes-Barre at Scranton, March 27, Tamaqui
at Freeland Manh 31. Wllkes-Barre at 'la
inao.ua Hazleton at Scranton.
April 3, Plttston at Freeland.
The Chesmar team, the pioneer basketball
team of West Philadelphia will be btrongly
recresented on ihe floor this teaeon, havlnc
many former scholastic stars In the squnl.
For rsmot addrnss Charles II Mitchell, 2tl
Vnrth 68th street. West Philadelphia.
MAKING READY FOR
'Eddie" Weinstein to Lead
His First Team Against
Others for Championship
oHigh School Section.
Tho Southern High School boys are
now turning their attention to basket
ball, a game which has always been
very popular with the downtown Insti
tution. The prospects this season are
not as bright as lost, but nevertheless
Southern will again be a serious con
tender for tho "Dutcjh Company" trophy.
This year's team will have for Its
leader Edwin 'Weinstein, veteran of last
year's team, who created such a sensu
tlon In scholastic basketball circles by
his phenomenal floor work.
"Mike" Saxe, the former University of
Pennsylvania player, who has turned out
Southern's best basketball teams, will
coach them again this year, Tho only
veterans from last vear'u championship
team are Weinstein and McNamee, an
other flashy player.
Southern has not secured a place to
practice, but will probably use the Albert
Barnes Memorial floor again this season.
Southern High has secured a physical
Instructor, Doctor Kerr, who Is very
popular with the students and Is mak
ing his presence felt by the way In which
he is whipping the cross-country team
Into shape for the coming scholastic con
tests. Doctor Kerr Is a well-known physical
Instructor, who halls from Baltimore. In
about a year the new gymnasium of the
Southern High School will be completed
and will bo placed under the charge of
Doctor Kerr. The new gymnasium will
be equipped with the most modern ap
paratus procurable and will be the larg
est high school gymnasium In Philadel
phia. GILMORE HAS SURPRISES
States He Will Hand Jolts to Or-
NEW YORK. Oct M. Just before he
stepped on the train for Chicago, Presi
dent Gllmore said: "Within a month I
will hand somo Jolts to Governor Tenor.
Ban Johnson and Garry Herrmann, as I
have at least four big burprlses in store
fur them, and the baseball public will hear
of them before many weeks have rolled
bv I am not at liberty to exploit the In
ner workings of our organization, but I
can assure ou that our activities within
the last few days have seriously affected
the pennant hopeB of one American and
two National League clubs"
DESMOND DEVELOPS FEVER
SOUTH BKTHLnHKM. Pa.. Oct. .-
Just as the toachea of the Lehigh team
were congratulating themselves upon the
fact that the men came through the
rough game with Muhlenberg without
tuous Injun it was learned that Des-
ruond, the former Northeast Manual boy,
hu has been putting up a good game at
i, it end had dfvelopitl symptoms of
, phold fevir and had returned to hU
home In Philadelphia for treatment.
Desmond was sick before the game, but
refused to stay out Several of the men
are pretty stiff and bruised. Maglnness
i lias a bad'y cut lip and Halsted a bad
ankle, fc-tt It U thought that all will be
la good shape after a day or so of rest
The OfTlclals' Club of tho Middle- At
lantic Association of tho Amnteur Ath
letic Union, tho pioneer organization of
Its kind In America, will hold Its ban
quet at the Hanover Hotel, 12th and
Arch streets, tonight at 6:30 o'clock, nfter
which a lively discussion on tho A. A. U.
rules will bo the matter of business.
At tonight's meeting It Is proposed to
thresh out a lot of rules that conflict,
nnd so nrrango others that tho delegates
at the annual meeting In New Tork(No
vcmber 16, will be able to pass readily
upon the locals' findings, Tho most
prominent officials of this district nrc
numbered among tho members, nnd the
organization has supplied a long felt
It Is a well-known fact among the
amateur athletes of the city that Harry
Fryckbcrg nnd other registered men who
took part In the police games Friday and
Saturday nt the National League ball
grounds nrc llablo to suspension. Fryclc
berg nnd other registered men were
warned not to compete against tho pro
fessionals In tho police ranks. Fryck
bcrg, one -of the champion athletes of
this city and considered at his best In
the broad Jump nnd over tho hurdles,
stated to a representative of the Even
ing I,EDOBn: "I received a. letter from
the Middle Atlantic Association of the
A. A. U but paid no heed to It for vari
ous reasons. I do not bellcvo It Is a fair
proposition to declare us registered ama
teurs professionals Blmply becauso wc
competed against professional polemen.
I am Just ns good an amateur today ns
I was Friday and Saturday, ns I have
not received money for my services on
tho pollco track team nor at any other
time. It Is all wrong."
A big gathering of tho members of the vari
ous athletic teams of the West Branch Y. M. C.
A., will bo held toniftht nt the SZd street head
quarters, Director Davis Is creating a lively
bit of Interest among the yountv men of that
section. A number of cross-country enthusi
asts Are to seek his pormlsslon to hold weekly
handicap "all-for-glory" street runs, beginning
next Friday night. It Is thought that great
interest will bo developed In these runs,
Vlctrlx Catholic Club distance runners will
soon start tratnlng for the fall contests.
Tho New York A, C. has entered SO men
for tho cross-country championship. The
Mercury Footers "cleaned up" In great stylo
lint year, winning tho Metropolitan and Na
tional Junior nnd tying for tho National
senior championships with the Irish-Americans.
Uannes Kolehmninen, of New York, win
havo to be In rtt','iably fooi trim to defeat
his countryman, Willie Kyronen, tn tho 10
mile national run championship. Kyronen's
25:30 for nvo miles at tho senior Mets, dona
easily, tells how (It this boy will bo nt 10
Andrew Tully, secretary of tho Metropolitan
Association, Is now a resident of the village
of Nutley, N. J. Andy Is not going to let
country llfo Interfere with his athletic ability,
Tho Now York A. C. will hold tho next
amateur boxing tournament on Thursday and
Saturday of this week. The competitor who
makes tho best showing during tho season will
bo given a free trip to the national boxing
championships nt Panama Fair next year.
Personal Touches in Sports
The Spirit of '70
The bruised and battered halfback
Lay prostrate on tho field.
While the coaches nnd the "sawbones"
About Intently kneeled.
The ref'ree In his eagerness
To get tho ball In piny.
With watch In hand stood over him,
To hear what he might say.
"I havo a splintered shlnbone,
A cut, a bruise, a sprain:
Hut. what aro minor hurts like tnee7
We havo to win this game.
I simply have to play It out!
My girl Is In tho standi
I couldn't boar to hear them shout.
That player has no sand."
Tho battered halfback fnltered,
As the "sawbones" held his hand,
Ami barkened as the college songs
Come ringing from tho stand.
Ills ejes Hashed back their, answer.
As toward the stand ho looked;
The coaches nudged each other.
They knew Ihey had him hooked.
Just put a compress on my arm.
To stifle down that pain;
And staunch the (low of blood a bit,
Then I'll go In again."
The coaches nodded assent.
The "sawbones" did the same;
So mid applause from field and stand,
The ref'ree calls the game.
Tha gal'ant pUver feebly standi,
The signal doth await.
And In the surging, seething mass
Proceeds to meet bis fate.
A dash" A crash! A rush! A roar!
Tho halfback disappears;
Then n the tangled skein unfolds
His form to view appears.
Somewhere on some gridiron,
Tho sun Is shining bright,
Somewhere In some promised land.
Are hearts hqth gay and light.
Hut. hero In darknets and in gloom,
The football mourners are:
For now this epitaph they read.
JIEKE LIES OUR FOOTBALL BTAn."
Local distance runners who have been ap
proached on the subject are of the unanlmouv
opinion that "all-for-glory" handicap street
runs In this city would do a great deal to
create greater Interest tn cross-country events.
If the big athletes believe In such a thing, the
aspiring Kolehmainene of this city are sure to
follow. If some of the big athletic clubs ot
this tlty would stage a run or two of this sort
the athletic pulse of this tection tould be felt.
Director Davis, of the West Ilrancn I. SI
C A . Is much Interested In distance running
advancement. He has authorized the Instruc
tion of a class ot distance runners who will
ba taken over a course of two miles, as a
starter, next Friday by a well known local
athlete. The members of tho Vlctrlx Catholic
Club are also said to be interested, and
promise to promote a run onco a week for
the locals. This handicap run will probably
be held Sunday morning. No prizes are to be
given but that will not lessen the Interest In
the pastime, nor the benelHi received from
It woull be very pleasing to see big packs
of local athletes In suth runs. It Is urgefl
iiDun every una of the b.al men If he has the
Interest of the game at heart, to get out In
tlivse runs and show hU sportsmanirlp MedJli
art not to be considered 'he only object of
lean competition. I-et'a get together on this
preposition and seo If properly conducted all
foi-iflorj" runs are not decidedly -more pleas
ing than many of tho great oin contests.
One thing will be missing and that Is the
nervous strain of contest. There will be no
drain on tho nervous powers, for the runner
will go out to win If he can, but will not
wurry It ho doesn't.
J Schwartz, of the Mercury Athletic Club,
uf thU city. Is to Le tongratuuiUtd. for he made
a great thawing against a Held of -100 runners
In New York trdy. He linlh.l 11th lu
tha Harlem tnudilled marathon yesterday.
"Nick" OUnacopuIls. the tjreek distance run
n,r rtercMIitlng the Mlllrtu AtbUitU Amu.-U-tlon,
won the race In a heartbreaking run
with "Willie" Kyronen, the national nve-inlle
champion. Two-fifths of a second was the
margin of victory of the Clreek. It U estimated
that lOv.OiHl spectators witnessed tha race.
A headline save. Penn State S ared Ilar
v ard Vv arrlors " It might have said scarred"
and bave been Just as true.
Evidently the Reading buketba'l five, rf the
Fasten League, Intends to make a race ff-r
me peiraat tbls season. They were tba fl-st
to get on the floor for practice sol Uo tea
Heavy wclghU will feature the Olympic
A. A. show at Ilroad and Dalnbrldge
streets tonight. Tho contest will be be
tween rt veteran and a rising newcomer
nnd unless all signs fn lt wl b(j '
of tho sensational bouts of tho year Ths
program arranged ts an follows-
Main bout-"Jlm" Coffey, the "Dublin
Giant." vS. "Young Charlle'Mvolnar7inf
Semlwlnd.tip-"Wllllo Houck. of thli
York nn1 "PaChC"' H""W. N-ow
Other bouta-"Tommy" O'Keefe, of thl,
cV"V'Frcd,y" relic, of Boston
ofThfs c'8 Clty' nnd SS.
mcT?'re!r lSsV.?iiSr,Jrf &,? i'
New Orleans, left forTe- Crc&XV.!
troE'l.?', ?n.'!er',,t,15art'rnc.re n .
i?i-H . lh0 noot Athletic, Club In cii.
clnnatl, nnd has made n Breat ImDresslon ilT
the followers of the garnS in that cltv w?S
have seen him in his workouts. y who
Tlftttllng" I,ahn, of New York, scored ).
knockouts Inst week. On Monday nlrti. hi
topped "Willie" Perron In the second rLJj
nt the Elk's Club in Passaic? on WedneedJJ
night he knocked out "Arty" Edward, in ,ly
fourth round nt tho nidgowood Clubhand lJ
Friday n gut he stopped "Chicken" noskl"? ot
ParkCA. C. " r0Un1 at th ' t
"Ad" Wolgnst, tho former lightweight cham.
pion, Is expected to arrive In New York t
round bout with "eVeddy" Welsh, tho present
lightweight champion, November 2d. Wolrn.t
win do his training at "Dal" Hawkins' road,
houso in Westchester.
"Tom" Jones. "Jess" Wlllard'a manager, de
clares his willingness to sign up for a match
between hla protego and "Sam" Langford, but
so fur, no club has expressed a deslro to null
off such a match. '
"Young" Solsberg Injured his right hand o
badly In his bout with "Eddlo" O'Keefe at
tho Olympla Inst Monday night that his 10.
round bout with champion "Kid" Williams
which was to havo taken place at the Uroad
way Sporting Club of Brooklyn, tomorrow
night, has been declared orf, Rolsberg will
not be able to box for several weeks.
They have developed a featherweight In Cln
clnnatl, who, good Judges of boxers declare,
has championship material. Ho Is "Dick'1
Stosh nnd In a recent bout with "Tommj"
llresnahan proved himself not only a classy
boxer, but a hard hitter as .well.
"Jack" Monroe, w-ho, some years ago foucht
"Jim" Jeffries and other heavyweights. Is now
In England with Princess Patricia's ItCRlment
of Canada, waiting for the call to go to the
"Matt" Wells, tho English fghter who r.
cently returned from 'Australia, where ho de
veloped Into a welterweight, had no trouble
in defeating "YounB" Nipper, nnother English
pugilist, In a IB-round contest on October 12,
PACIFIC COAST SEASON CLOSES
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26. The 1911
season of tho Pacific Coast League, whlcn
ended yesterday. Is said to havo beon
financially successful. The Sacramento
franchise will be disposed of at the annual
meeting of tho league tomorrow. Port
land won tho championship, Los Angeles,
San Francisco, Venice, Mission nnd Oak
Innd finished In that order.
first tn play a game. The Reading team won
from Rockwood quintet, of this city. In an ex
hibition gams played In the up-State city.
Owner Brltton announces that he will not
offer nny bonus to players for winning the
National League pennant for St. Louis In 1015.
Iln might make the offer and rtllt bo perfectly
Anthony F. Wilding, the Australasian tennis
crack, has gained honors on the battlffleld.
fighting under the colors o; Great Urltatn. lt
Is not surprising that the roar of shot and
uhell falls to disconcert him. He has long
been used to the racket.
Ya'e now has the finest bowl In the country
All she needs tu complete lt is a high-grade
Mrs. R. II. Barlow has added another cup
to her long string of golf trophies. Judging
from her name, It would be highly appropriate
It she were given a knife occasionally.
They say that Roger Llresnahan has really
gone to tho Ilrooklyn Kcderal League Club as
manager. Which shows bow desperate a man
becomes after he has been a member of the
Cardinals and Cubs.
The height of athletic optimism has been
reached, homo one connected with tha Episco
pal Academy loutball team, which has lost
every ga.no to tiute, M said to have remarked
that "defeats will make the victory sweeter"
Another record may be broken In New York
at the Winter Garden on November 2. when
Welsh and Wolgast meet. Neither has ever
been knocked out.
The hardest work of & Philadelphia sporting
writer Is to keep denying the stories coming
out of New York about tba Athletics, Thus
far here Is what has been plp4 up by the
metropolitan scribes. Connie Mack has retired;
Oldrtng has retired, Bender has retired. Col
lins tn be leader of the Yankees. PIsnk has
retired; Plank will probably Jump to the Fed
eral League; Connie Mack will get new out
field complete for 1915; Baker llkelv to retire,
the Infield has cracked; Harry Davis may
Jump to Kls.
Pat Moran Is not expecting any of the Phllly
piajers to Jump to the i'tdernl League. He so
slated In a letter to a friend In Philadelphia
This moans that with the recruits which aro
expected lo adorn the local National League
roster Morun will have a splendid chance to
build up a team which may be a contender la
Chat ley Dooln. ex-manager of the Phllllen.
arrived In the city today He did not exrect
to return rrom his auto trip for some das.
but he agreed Saturduv to fill an engagement
at tlm William I'cnn Theatre He won't play
with the Phillies again, but he will play in
Philadelphia all this week.
Clark and Miller, of Bethlehem, two star
soccer players, havo been suspended and are
barred fiom competition by the National Foot
laH Association. Clark and Miller applied to
be "white-washed" us amateurs at the be
ginning of the season, and their request was
granted, as lt was believed they had not signed
a proferslonal form for five can. However,
upon Investigation, the truth waa dlsCovereJ
The United States Football Association should
receive the highest praise for Hs act, as it In
dicates that It U ever ready to protect the in
terest of Its tuen.
It has been demonstrated again that 'Wil
lie" Hoppe Is the peer of the world In the
billiard game. In a mixed match with Mel
bourne Inman. the English champion, he nai
collie through with colors riving lt l appar
int nuw that the great 'A merit an exponent or
the defeat of majcir football elevenj by minor
One more week, basketball fans then our
heart'H detlres will bu granted. Tho V"'"0
day and many of the fan can hardly
tor tno tune to run uruuuu.
... . a ..-,. , .... .......... ...Innsl td
the defeat of major fooibdll levens by minor
uigamzuuuns tnis )Wir. jiiuihwii "- ir,
have Lcvn overthrown by "fie startling fbovv ng
of thu wualler college ond ull hands ba
,. thlnWlnir. .Vtrunr,l luissliw has been me
blggent aid to upsets.
The cond ,x-ai Interstate Ullliard LMg"
match will be plaved tomorrow "lbt ,,,
llngyrs tUMla-rU Aiademj when- Pl ""
LorST meet Hugh Heal, of Toledo Mtt.u.tXft
the Philadelphia repre sntatlve, lost bl '
mat h tj J'.hnny Kling. but wo hope for
better result tbU time. Pierre, old boy
Cornell and Brown football cH'r'a'a " c0'
vlaced that the numbering of the p jyc w
ratea of the numbering system wl-t rre B
t m. gospel. ,