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EVENING LEDGER -PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1914.
ENGLISH FOOTBALL EXPERT
DEFENDS CHARGING GAME
Soccer Players and Exponents of the American Game Arc
Allowed to Rush Opponent Whether He Holds
Ball or Is About to Receive It.
The debates of the local Ilefercen' Association often lead to some amusing
controversies, necently tlio question of charfe'rig rfroso-nnd soma there were who
laid that n player could not be charged unless playing tho ball, while others Were of
tha contrary opinion. Even now there are some rcfercos who maintain their con
tention one way or tlio other In Bplto of nil arguments.
John Lewis, one of En gland's most famous authorities on soccer, dealt with this
ubject recently In tho Sporting Mall, and what he has to say on the subject should
ettls tho argument finatly. This Is what he has to say! "1 should havo thought that
nowadays every football supporter would have understood the law as to charging,
for It has been explained to death. I found I was mistaken when 1 attended n gnme
recently when a terrible clamor all round the ground occurred when a home 'winger
was charged and the rcfereo mado no sign. "Whatever Is the master?' I asked
some of tlio shouters near mo, and half a dosen ropllcd Indignantly: 'lie was charged
before the ball came to him!'
"I cannot Imagine how these hundreds of penplo havo got It Into tholr heads
that a player cannot be charged unless ho Is actually playing tho ball. There Is no
prohibition of the kind In the laws of the game. In my opinion It Is a far greater
offense against tho spirit of football to charge the man after the ball has gone from
him, because then It Is unnecessary and often simple roughness, but one seldom
notices any objection to It on the part of the crowds, or,, for that matter, by
referees. One needs to emphasize over and over again that charging Is absolutely
the correot thing If It Is done cither for the purpose of knocking nn opponent o!t tho
ball, or to provont an opponent got Hub tho ball or to enable a colleague of tho player
charging to get possession. ,
"Again I am Impelled to point out to referees that they havo power to rofraln
from stqpptng tho gnme, even though they and everybody else realize that one of
the laws has been broken. I don't wish to be hard upon referees In this matter of
discretion, because I know that many of them -are anxious to bo prompt In their
decisions: but those referees nro the most satisfactory who, even though theyhave
the whistle nt their lips, realize that If they allow play to go on the side that has
broken the law will suffer moro than they would had a free kick been given against
"That Is the object for which this power to rofraln .was given to them. Wo all
know that the award of a free kick means In too many cases that the offending side
is nlloweu to tauo up a stronger position than It held when tlio foul was committru,
and so the side offended against Is robbod of the chanco of pushing home tha
advantage It has gained by n deliberate violation of the law. A wise use of tho
power to refrain by referees Is, therefore necessary If tho spirit of fair play Is to
ABOU BEN SHIBE
(Ills mind Is relieved.)
Abou Ben Bhlbo (may his stock Increaso)
Awoko ono night from a dream of "Federal peace."
And saw within tho lamplight of his room,
Making himself at home (this I presume),
A dopester writing on a copy pad.
This dream of "peaco" had mado the magnate glad.
So to the writer In his room ho Bald:
"What scrlbblcst thou?" Theidopcstcr raised his head.
And, answered: "Tho name of every ono who's now a 'Fed.'"
"Is Connlo one?" asked Uncle Ben. "Nay, not so,"
Replied tho scorer. The morrul spoke moro low:
"I beg thee, then, write him as ono who sticks by his own men." .
The dopester wrote, then beat It:
Tho next night ho camo again and showed the Hit i
Of those who'd Blgncd with O. B.'s post.
And Bender's name, not Mack's, led all the rest.
PROPOSE SKEE BALL LEAGUE
We have always maintained that Philadelphia was the athletlo centre of the
Universe, and to keep In the foreground It Is only right that the pioneer effort to
establish a,skeo ball league should bo made here, v 'IChlcf" Bender Is Interested In tho
formation of tho league. Skeo ball now bids fair to play an Important part on the
Indoor sports program.
EIGHT GREAT LAWS OF SPORT
Ambitious athletes and the othors will find much food for thought In the rule
of good sportsmanship laid down In the following brief manner:
1. Enjoy SPORT for SPOUT'S sake.
2. Play the games WITHIN tho RULES.
3. Be COURTEOUS and FRIENDLY In your games.
4. A SPORTSMAN must have COURAGE.
6. The UMPIRE shall decide tho play.
C. HONOR for the VICTORS but NO DERISION for the VANQUISHED.
7. The TRUE SPORTSMAN Is a GOOD LOSER In his games.
f. Tho SPORTSMAN must havo PRIDE In his success, but novcr CONCEIT.
CHASE DUCK AT WEST BRANCH, Y. M. C. A.
"Hip" Reed, tackle on tho Muhlenberg College football team this year, tolls
an amusing story which occurred at tho West Branch Y. M. C. A., DZd and
Eansom streets, the other night, when he and his friends chaBed a duck three hours.
It was a real, live, feathery duck. Ah p, matter of fact,, a swimming duck. "Hip"
declares It so. Reed, who Is quite an expert swimmer, prepared to enjoy a plunge
In the natatorlum, and upon opening the locker door found a Pekln duck huddled
there. How his duckshlp got there Is a mystery. Tho fowl made a beellne for
the open when given a chance, and for hours Reed and his friends who gathered
at his call chased Mr. Duck under tho lockers, up tho Bteps, down again and
around about. Finally Reed got tired and left the building. Ho told of his experi
ence to ono of his friends, who was horrified to hear that "duck chasing" was per
mitted In the West Branch "Y." A deal of explanation followed. Here's what Reed
aid: "I never hud moro fun In my life, nor have I over seen such a well-trained
athletic duck. When I left the building the boys were still chasing his nibs."
Physical Director Owen V. Davis has a search warrant out for the "paddler."
AMATEUR GOLF STATUS QUESTION UP AGAIN
A recommendation has been made to the United States Golf Association that
a clear definition of an amateur be made. Like all suggestions, some are good
and some arc bad. One of the latter is particularly so. Tho idea of calling a
golfer a professional because ho writes newspaper articles is absurd. It Is Just
about as fair to call many amateur track and field athletes who are employed In
newspaper offices professionals.
IF LOBERT LEAVES IT WILL BE SAD DAY FOR PHILLIES
If "Hans" Lobert Anally decides to leave the Phillies, or Is disposed of to New
York, which amounts to the same thliitvas far as tho locals are concerned, the locals'
efllclency at the beginning of the training season will be hovering around the zero
mark. If, In addition to the possible loss of Lobert, Sherwood Magee leaps Federal
ward, tho Moranltes will Indeed be In a plight. And the chances for Magee's leaving
Ills happy Philadelphia home to Join hands with "Eddie" Plank, Chief Bender, et al.,
are far from remote. Magco has bcon in Baltimore with "Charley" Dooln within
the past few days on what was termed a "secret mission." That can mean but one
thing 8terwood is doing a "Leo Magee" dickering with tho Feds.
SHOULD ELIMINATE ONE-YEAR MANAGERIAL CONTRACTS
One-year managerial contracts In baseball should be eliminated. No man can
hope to get the best work out of the finished product In that time, to say nothing of
building up a new team, which is practically tha task laid out for "Pat" Moran, of
the Philadelphia Nationals. Rowland, the recently acquired leader of the Chicago
White Sox, has a year's contract with Comlskey. If he falls to win tho American
League flag or to be a close runner-up he will no doubt be relegated to the minors
whence he came. While It was obviously a mistake to put Rowland Into "Jimmy"
Callahan's shoes. It Is a still greater one not to give him full power. Granting that
Rowland and Moran are equally good, .which Is by no means the case. Rowland
should have much the better of the National League manager because he has a team
which la fairly well trained to work. When "Pjtt" Moran took charge of the
Phillies he bad only the nucleus of a team. Now the nucleus is slipping away,
GRIFFITH SPIKES'REPORTS THAT JOHNSON IS TO BE TRADED
Manager Clarke Griffith, of the Washington club, returned this morning
to the District of Columbia, and shortly afterward the news wires were
buzzing with a statement from him which should lay at rest all reports
that Walter Johnson la to be traded. In so many words Griffith gave out
1 the statement that tha wonderful pitcher would serve them up for tha
Nationals until Jila arm wears out. ' "Griff" also scoffed at reports that
ha would trader "Eddie" Foster, third baseman, although he admitted
' Comlskey Bought him for the White Box.
The Johnson case Is a most unique one. and the average fan dots not
know what to think of the great Walter. He can certainly take the Jumps
well and seems to have missed his calling as champion hurdler.
JtBYERE WINS AT BKEEBAXIi
The Revere Rubber Company won an
interesting match game from the United
Btates Tire Qompany team (or tne n. .
Poor Trophy In the first skeeball match
lver contested In this city. The games
twere rolled on the new alley In "Chief"
Senders sporting goods store.
'yj's VHB EN MX RAN OPI" THEIB, LEGS DE FEAT-ED IN THE RT ANQD H
BWABTHHOBE PEEP. FIVE SS3V
The Swarthmoro Prep basketball players
have disorganized until after the Christ
mas holidays. They will resume practice
about January 2 In preparation for their
fray with the Swsrtlimore College scrubs
on the seventh day of the new year.
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CADDIES RECEIVE HONORS
WhUemaroh Club Awards Prizes fop
Conduct and Service.
Whltemarsh Country Club caddies are a
very happy lot today as they have re
'cclved awards for conduct and service
during tho past year. Sixty boys re
ceived Jl each for having served the
members of tho club and guests faith
fully, and other money was distributed.
Frank Gaston was given a silver loving
cup for having won the caddies' tourna
ment, whllo John Schubcl received $5 as
a second prize. The third bit of money
was won by Clyde Jay, a W purse. Ox
ford Devlin won tho fourth prize of Jl
During tho past year there were 1200
Guests ati tlio place to tnko part in golf
affairs. This is considered n, hlghwater
ST. JOE-LOYOLA GAME OFF
Collegians Urged to Postpone Match
The basketball contest scheduled to
night between St. Joseph's College and
Loyola College, of Baltimore, was post
poned Indefinitely, at tho request of the
CAMDEN FIVE WINNER
The deadlock which has existed In the Hut
em Basketball League between Camden and
Jasper, was broken last night when tho for
n.er defeated the Jasper flvo in a hard-fought
came, 80 to 30.
Football Paid at Princeton
PRINCETON. Dec. 23. The financial
report of tho athletlo association made
public yesterday shows that football and
baseball are the only sports nt Princeton
that pay for themselves, all of the others
oelng financed from the profits on these
two. The football figures for this year
are not Included in the statement, which
covers the period from July 11, 1913, to
July 10, 19H. The football revenues In
1913 amounted to 153,221.46. of which
$31,105.96 camo from the Yale game, and
J19,859.6S from the Harvard contest. Tho
expenses amounted to $20,330.13, leaving a
balance of 123.SH.33. Tho baseball rev
enues were J2I.2J5.40 and the expenses
Track was run at the greatest cost, ex
ceeding its revenues by $15(11.49.
Oulmet Hockey Manager
BOSTON, Dec. S3, "Francis Oulmet, hockey
No more for a time at least will the world
famous amateur champion and member of the
Woodland Clolf Club be referred to solely by
hi golf title. Oulmet has branched out a bit
In the sport world and Is now a full-fledged
manager of a hockey team composed ot golf
ers. To Define Amateur Golfers
NBW TOB.K. Dec S3. A tangible proposi
tion for tho amendment of the by-laws ot tne
"United Btatea dolt Association so that the
status of an amateur may be more clearly
defined came to light yesterday and will be
submitted, among others, to the annual meet
ing ot the national body at the Waldorf on
January 8. Its author Is a well-known ama
teur, and the suggestion was made with a
Ylew to aiding In the search for a stricter rule
now being conducted by the association.
Elect Skating Officials
NEW YOIIK, Dec. SI. The board of con
trol of the National Itoller Skating Associa
tion of tho United 6tate met. last night tn
the Heidelberg llulldlng and elected the fol
Allen Blancbard. of Chicago honorary pres
ident: Joteph Munch, of Milwaukee, presi
dent! Earle JUynolds, of New Vork. vice pres
(dent: Leo J. Brlmm, of New York, secretory
Xatzo a Winner
HAZLBTON. Pa.. Dec S3.-There was no
doubt hero yesterday as to who Is ths light
weight champion pugilist of the Lehigh coal
news. DioYe io. ia.u, ,.,.
title In a 10-round maten against "jack."
Bruno, of Coisralns. at the Grand Opera
House last night, when he showed declslrsly
that be is In every respect the superior ot
the South Side man.
Eace Christmas V&y
Northwest Boys' Club members are
anticipating much pleasure Christmas
morning. A closed 8H-mlU street race
Is planned at 10:30 o'clock.
Basketball Tie Broken
In an Interstate Basketball League game
last night the Qermantown T M. C. A. team
defeated tha Camden team 40 to 33. This rente
Woke the tie for second place between Tren
ton and Carodon.
Soccer Qm$ Christmas
The Keystone and Hibernian soccer player
have arranged to play an exhibition game
Christmas Day at the YalrhlU Ball Park, Sd
street and Lehigh ayeoue.
A MUSICAL CfEDY-SING IT, WHISTLE IT,
ALWAYS TAKING THE JOY
WILL BE OPEN
TO ALL VISITORS
Will AfforrJ Golfers Fine
Chance to Play on Coast
Course Locals Interested.
Golfers who plan to visit California dur
ing tho winter, so that they may attend
tho Panama-Pacl.ic International Exposi
tion, should not fall to tako their clubs
along with them, for the courses In San
Frnnciscn and the bay Bection offer splen
did opportunities In the way of golf. With
the exception of tho months of Septem
ber and October, tho present season is
the best time of the year for golf. In the
neighborhood of San Francisco, save, of
course, when It Is raining.
It is only during the rainy season, which
Is from November to March (during which
time the rnln falls on an average of two
days a week) that the courses of central
California are covered with grass and
the greens are very carefully nurtured
during tho rest of the year In order that
they, too, wilt not become turf. There la
no rain In this section from April to Oc
tober, but during that time excessively
high winds and heavy fog spoil the game,
especially In San Francisco Itself,
Women's. Swimming Meet Next
NEW YORK, Dec. S3. Annette Kollermann
wilt donate a special loving cup as a prize
for the winner of the woman's Indoor swim
ming and diving champonshlp to tie held at
M&dson Squarn Garden during the Sportsmsn's
Show, week of January -'!. Tha races will
be staged for the first time under the rules
and regulations of the A, A. U., which will
permit mixed competition.
Frick to Try Come Back
NEW TOHK. Dee. S3. Paul Pilgrim, who
taken just aa much Interest In tho New York
A. C. track, team as he did when captain of
the club, said yesterday that the Winged
Foot had a surprise for the junior champion
ships in the return of "Eddie" Frlck to com
petition. Several years ago Prick was one of
the best middle distance runners In the dis
trict. Snow Carnival Planned
IIANOVEIt. N. It., Dee. S3. Preparations
are being made by Dartmouth College for the
annual snowshoe and ski carnival to be held
next February. It will be an Invitation af
fair, with several winter sports Included,
Marquette Itunners Active
Several of the crack runners of the Mar
quette Catholic Club will participate In the
race held under tho auspices of theyrort
Itlchmond Business Men's Association, Christ
mas Day. .
Connie Mack Is celebrating, to use
the usual term, his 62d anniversary
today. The celebration consists In
dolna. his routine work at the office
of the Athletics In Shlbo Park and
spendlnp the remainder of his time
quieting at his home on Ontario
Despite the upheavals now taking
place In the baseball world, Mack Is
taklno things easy. He has already
laid his plans for the future and Is
now sitting tight, getting his affairs
Into shape to Issue the first call for
his men to go to Jacksonville about
February 0, 1915.
The six. time pennant winner has
not lost his hold In Philadelphia, as
many outside scribes would have the
public believe. On the contrary, the
fans of this city, for the most part,
realize that Mack has done for the
White Elephants everything that
could have been done In the past,
and they know that what he does
now Is for the ultimate good of base
ball In this city.
Local diamond fanatics and even
those not particularly Interested In
baseball are proud of the astute leader
of the Athletics- These Join with the
Evening Ledger In wishing Cornelius
McQIIIIcuddy the happiest returns of
the day and expressing the wish that
he may celebrate 52 more anniver
saries before hit splendid career It
OUT OF LIFE
STAR QUITS WEST PHILLY
Moffit Ellis Curtails Scholastic
Course for Business.
West Philadelphia High School con
stituents woro sorry to learn that Moflit
Ellis, tho all-round Orange and Dlue
athleto, bad curtailed his scholastic
courso at tho school across tho Schuyl
kill River. Ho will enter a business
llofllt was tho best ground gainer of
tho West Phlllto bncktlcld tlio past
season, even Including Captain "Bill"
Wagenknlght Ellis was picked on a
majority of the All-Scholastic elovens
selected by local gridiron critics. He
acted In tho capacity of manager for
tho swimming team until ho handed In
"BENNY" KATJPMAN WINS
Time. 23 Tn thA in-
round wlnd-un at the PhIaca a. C. hern lnitt
nlnht "neuny'' Kaufman, of Philadelphia, won
rrom Fighting lJob aivler, of Allentawn. The
bout was far from exciting, too much In
fighting rrc ailing In every session. Neither
boy was hurt to any extent.
jack Ulalone. of Philadelphia, wa.i out
pointed by Domlnlo Potcreane, of Norrlstonn.
In the semlwlnd-up. The preliminaries re
sulted In Arthur Short, of Norrlstown, defeat
Inp Younir Lowrcy. of Philadelphia, and Andy
Mitchell beating Oscar White.
Lobert On Way Here
CHICAGO, Deo . 23. Hans Lobert. third
baseman ot the Philadelphia Nationals, who
has been In Chicago two days, failed tn come
to an agreenunt with either the Federal
League or with Manager McOraw, of tho New
York Nationals, and left for Philadelphia last
President Ollmore talked with Lobert yes
terday afternoon. The Foderals had not
glen up hope of signing Lobert, Ollmore
Brown Has Pino Track Program
PROVIDENCi:, n. I., Doc. 23. The Drown
university track team's schedule for 1015 was
announced yesterday an follows:
January 2n, Coast Artillery meeting, Hoi
tcn; ao, Irish-American A. A.. New York;
February 0. Boston Athletic Association. Bos
ton! SO. Providence Armory, May 1, dual meet
with Amherst, at Amherst; R, dual meet with
Columbia, nt Providence: 2l and 22. Now Eng
land Intercollegato games; 28 and 2J, Eastern
Smith Through at Oakmont
Macdonald Smith, tha holder of the Metro
politan open championship, who haa been the
professional at the Oakmont Country Club,
near Plttaburgh. will not return to that club
next spring. Smith, who Is generally re
garded as the best ot the foreign-born profes
sionals In the United States, went to Oakmont
at the beginning of the neaijon which hai
lust ended. During tho winter he will aailst
his brother Alex (it nellealr. 11a.
Ball Team Returns
SAN mANCISCO. Doc. 23. Members of the
All-American and All-National baseball teams,
who played a series ot exhibition games in
Hawaii, arrived here yesterday on the liner
Matsonla. from Honolulu.
The players left for Fresno, where the teams
will play today. Games also will ba played
In llakersneld, Los Angeles and San Diego be-
fore the party
Schaefer Much Sought
CIIICAOO, Dec. S3. Herman Schaefer, who
recently was released by the Washington
club of the American League, has been of
fered the management of the Los Angeles
cluh of the Paclflo Coast Lesgue, it was an
To TJse Motion Pictures in Training
CHAtttPAION. Ill, Dec. S3. The moving
picture operator and his machine may play
a part in the future development of football
elevens. Coach Zuppke, of Illinois, so expressed
himself yesterday. Us may try the scheme
Yale Hockey Team Wins
NEW YOnK. Dec. 23.-Tale defeated St.
Paul's School, of Concord, N. II.. at hockey
last night at tha St. Nicholas Itlnlt, u to 2.
W. and J. "BeJectsJ Navy Date
WASHINGTON. Pa.. Deo 23. The arrange
ment of a Thanksgiving Day game in Wishl
lngton with Lehigh University, the VewiSn
of an offer to meet the Navv at Annapolis
on October 80 and the elimination of flva
teams that appeared on the 1914 football
schedule comprised an announcement lejtsr
&y .Sy Pmduate Manager R, M. Murphy of
Washington and Jefferson.
Yale PIve Beaten
WASirrNQTON, Dee. 23.-Yale's basketball
team lost a bard-fought game here last niiTh'
to Catbollo University by 29 to 23. n
Tigers Play Hockey Tonight
Princeton's hockey team will have Its first
tryout of the season at the 8t. Nicholas IUnk
New York city, tonight, pUytagJhT IrtSS
Amerlcan A. C. seven.
Shorten Star Batsman
BOSTON. Dec 28.-Charles tSborten, of
Jorcester. was tho leading batsman oi the
New England League, and Pearson au
Thompson, both of Lawrence, were the lead
ing Bitchers last season, according to otfletal
average Just made public.
TRY IT 'ON YOUR PIANO
WILL REVIEW RULES
OF GRIDIRON GAME
National Athletic Associa
tion Meets in Chicago
Next Week and May Re
vise 1914 Football Tactics.
The football season of 1914 will have an
airing next week when the Nntlonal Col
legiate Athletlo Association holds Its
ninth annual convention In Chicago, be
ginning on Tuesday, December 29. Foot
ball Is to be the principal topic of dis
cussion and the great gridiron game will
bo subjected to a searching nnalysls by
the leading coaches nnd college ofllclals.
More than the usual Importance Is at
tached to the coming meeting because
of the fact that It was tho Football
Commltteo of this organization which
brought about the radical revision ot tho
rules In the winter of 1803-00. Dr. Harry
U Williams, tho head coach of the Uni
versity of Minnesota, Is still chairman of
this committee, nnd ha will make a re
port on the last football season with
recommendations for changes In the
rules for tho coming season.
In addition to the report or Doctor
Williams, there is to be an ia,ddrcss by
Percy D. Haughton, head coach of tho
Harvard football team, on "Mental
Training In Football." Haughton has
always maintained that tha mental con
dition of players is as Important as their
physical condition, nnd his friends at
tribute tho success of his coaching to his
realization af this truth.
Tho University of Pennsylvania will bo
represented by Dr. It. Talt McKenzle,
who Is to report on tho formulation of
now rules for swimming meets and on
"The regulation and control of athletics
by the nations of Europe."
PENN BOWINa SCHEDUIiE
Tho 1013 schedule for tho University ot
PcnnsyUanla crews, as submitted by Manager
red V. Davis, was approved by the new
Howlng Committee of tho Red and Blue In
stitution at Its first meeting held yesterday
April 3 Varsity and Junior Varsity races
with Yalo on Hchuylklll Itlvor.
May 1 Varsity, Junior Varsity and Fresh
man races with Annapolis on Setcrn Itlver.
May ! Triangular regatta with Princeton
and Columbia on Carneglo Lake, Princeton.
May 15 or S2 American Henley on Schuyl
kill ItUcr. Junior Varsity and Freshman
eights and a four will compete.
June 23 Intercollegiate regatta, at Pough
keepsle. Varsity, Junior Varsity and Fresh
July 4 People's regatta, on Schuylkill River
varsity anu Diner crowe win compete.
ANOTHER PIOHT PIASCO
"Ty" Cobb and "Johnny" Plaxxl ere to
hate met In tho wind-up at the Falrmount
Athletlo Club last night, but nfter looking
over the slzo of tho house they decided that
there was not enough money In the houso and
refused to box. Manager 'Mack" Wynn sub
stituted "Bobby" Williams, of this city, ana
"Mike" Doolan, of Norrlstown, in their
places, but the bout was a most unsatisfac
tory one. Doolan knows nothing about the
fighting game and was tho receUor of a good
hard lacing for four rounds, when his seconds,
Bcelnc that lie was hopelessly outclassed,
tossed a. towel In the ring In token of defeat.
V imams punched Doolan at will all through
tho contest, but could not hit hard enough
to put the Norrlstown boy away. In the semi-ulnd-un
"Jimmy" Mcurlde, of the 20th Ward,
end "Jimmy" Naulty wero putting up an even
contest until in the second round McQrldo
caught Naulty a hard punch on the nose
which rent the latter down for the, count of
nine. Tho bell saed him as he got to his
feet, but In the next round Mcllrlde got to
Naultys Jaw and this time he went down for
thn full count.
In tho third preliminary "Phil" Ryan out
classed "Jimmy" Owens and sent him to
dreamland in he first round. In tha second
bout "Eddie" King stopped "Dan McMullln
In three rounds, and In the opener, which
was the best bout of the night. "Willie1' Benk
ort and "nobby" McCarthy boxed a hard six
Following their games with. La Sallo. College
nnd nrown Prep, respectively yesterday aft
ernoon. Southern .High, nnd Catholic High have
shelved their basketballs and will not continue
th cage snort ustll after the first of tha year.
Southern wilt piny West Philadelphia High
January B In their .first Scholastic League
game, while tho Ilirplo and Gold will encoun
ter the Art and Textile five at home on the
Coach Bronshead has developed a corking
soccer eleven at Qermantown Academy. Air
of the players are showlnit lip nnely In prac.
tlen on the AU-Interacademio football team. II
captain of tho soccerltes.
Central High and Northeast High basketball
representatives are enjoying a vacation, st the
oreunt time. Their days of leisure will con
tinue until Ave days nfter the New Year, when
the mentioned ves will pry the lid oft their
scholutlo League schedule by opposing each
Camden High School haa two basketball
gimc scheduled t before the first day of the
1013 period. Tha Jersevltes will line up
against tho Alumni quintet Christmas after
noon and on December S3 the school across tha
Delaware will be the host of Drown Prep's
tlce. woinn. WHO was iitcu ;ur ui ciiu pus.
Smith Eights McCarty Tonight
NEW YORK, Deo. 23. Ounboat Smith and
Tom McCarty. of Montana, will battle ten
rounds tonight at the Umpire A. C The bout
has created unusual Interest among the fol
lowers of ths sport. McCarty Is a oousln of
the late Luther McCarty and comes hers well
recommended by the experts out West.
"Jimmy" Clabby. ot Milwaukee, and "Mike"
Gibbons, of St. Paul, are at last matched to
meet In the roped arena. The officials of ths
Cream City A. C. have their signatures to a
match for January - and the two "toppy"
mlddleweights will meet In a 10-round baSile
ii f that nTght. 'n Milwaukee.
Salt Xake Joins Coast League
SAW IUKB CITY, Utah, rjeo. S3. Salt
Lake City will be the sixth city In the Coast
League baseball circuit, taking tha plac of
the Sacramento-Mlsslon Club, it ,wa officially
Enounced Uat night. Salt Lake Is to pay
115 000 for tha franchise and li Sacramento
"Bill" James Good Hitter
Tha American Association batting and field
Ini averages tor lull, made public this morn
ing, show W. James.' of Clsveland. to be the
Uoder among the Pitching regulars, and Min
neapolis the best defensive team.
Horace Young Shoot Victor
Yankee Transfer Will Not
Be Made Today Farrell
Says Neither Donovan Nor
"Mathewson Will Manage.
NEW TOniC, Dec I3.-Jacob Huppert,
Jr., who has been negotiating for the pur
chase of the New York Yankees, said
this afternoon, when located, after his
return from Chicago; 'Tha whole mat
ter of tho sale now Is up to Frank Far
rell, prerldent of the club. Before I Will
buy tho club I will make certain de
mands on Farrell. If Farrell grants them
the sale undoubtedly will be consummated
within two or three days. If Farrell re
fuses to grant the demands welt, thftt'a
another matter. However. I expect to
havo title to tho club within a week nt
Buppert was asked the name of the
man who la to manage the new team. "I
cannot commit himself at this time on
tho subject," he said.
Frank Farrell was not at his office
early In the day, but Secretary Davla
said: "Tho forma) salo of the Yankees
has not boen mado as yet. Before any
salo Is completed Mr. Farrell will havo
to take a part In it. Up to the present
Mr. Farrell has not taken any part In
the negotiations. Probably his turn will
come now that Itupport and Huston ara
back In New York."
Davis eald ho knew nothing about ths
1915 plans of the Yankees.
Ho said that tho question of a new
managor was up to tho prospective new
In tho event of the sale of the Yan
kees the most likely men to be traded
or sold will bo Vltt. Detroit; High, De
troit: Ilcgh, Boston Americans, ahd Mil
ler, St. Louis Nationals.
Much speculation exists as to the prob
able manager to be named by the new
owners. Frank J. Farrell. ono of the re
tiring owners, asserted that the choice of
a monnger will bo a surprise to tho fans.
Ho claims it will not be Christy
Mathowson or "BUI" Donovan as re
ported, but refused to give hint as to
how the surprise will be sprung,
Farrell Not Notified
-,K.?W J0R, ?$; 2!--Franlc Fhrrell. owner
of the New York Yankees, declared late yes
terday afternoon that the club had not been
sold fo Jacob nuppert. Jr.. millionaire brewer
Ban Johnson, president of the American
League. Js reported to have announced that
the deal had been made.
"I have not heard rom Johnson as to the
report that the sale had been made," ald
Farrell. "At this time I am tn a position
to stato positively that tha deal has not been
closed. Before It Is I'll know about It. be
cause It so happens that I own that club.""
JOHNSON NOT FOR SALE
Griffith Says He Would Not SeU TJH'
der Any Consideration.
WASHINGTON, Dec. S3. "Under no con
sideration nil) I dispose of Walter Johnson,
either through a trade or sale."
Manager Clark Griffith, of the Senators, to
day mode this statement on his return from
Kansas City where hs succeeded In bringing
the great pitcher back to the Washington club.
"Furthermore. Eddie Foster Is not on the
market, nor any other of my ball players,
save perhaps a few rookies." he added.
"I had quite a strenuous trip, but have suc
ceeded In having the object ot my mission
realised. Walter Johnson will play with the
Nationals until he lute outlived his usetulnesv
Ho is elated over the fact that he is once
more in our renks. and I, above all others, am
highly pleased. It Is the greatest Yuletlda I
have ever experienced."
Dooln and Magee Sicker
BALTIMOrtE. Dec. S3. Charles Dooln and
Sherwood Maxee, catcher and outfielder of the
Philadelphia National League team, bare ad
mitted they had a conference with local
Federal oftlclals some time yesterday,
"Eddie" Collins an Umpire
"Eddie" Collins umpired the Interclass game
yesterday between the A Rnd D class team
at tho Friends' Central Bchool. Class A woa
the match DO to 10.
"Al" McCoy Beaten
NEW YOIIK, Dec. 53. "Al" McCoy, middle,
weight title claimant, was outpointed last
night In a terrtto battle with Soldier Hart
field at the Broadway a, C. A huge crowd
watched the two battle at a fast pace through
10 rounds. It was their second tight this
winter and the decision in both went to the
Basketballers Meet Tonight
The Eastern League will hold a special
meeting ttntght at the Bingham II6tel.
Great Kevlvnl of
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UNDEB rEBFEOT CONDITIONS
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KJL, I IrlTlft . fU Harry Edwards, Mgr.
raiDAY praiAs) aitkhnooni
ACTION VIUHT TIUIII.I.H
Tew blerel vs. Tommy Leuigdon
Vaclcey llommey vs. Duff btdet
Mickey Donley vs. Tommy Duck
lMdle O'Ksefe vs. Eddie Wallace)
lluck Crooa vs. Kid YVaguer
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Handsome Souvenirs Handsome Souvenir.
OBAND OPENING GRANTS OPKMNtJ
Christmas Day Afternoon Cnristnuu Day
Quaker City A.A.iSfiS55SftS:-
JOE UOKHKLL MKETS Fit ANU UAKTeULL
Christmas Day SlSO p. M-ChTUtmasDa
Nonpareil A, C, Nonpareil A. C
TOMMY COLEMAN vs. HALPU EKNE
4 Other Star Bouts 1 Other Star lluuU-
wmjr) vm mim men lost tii3 hsaj
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