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THE WASHINGTON HEEALD, THTTESDAT, APEII 13, 1911.
Nationals' Furious Batting Rally in Sixth Wins Opening Game
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NATIONALS WIN OPENER
BY OUTHITTING BOSTON
Pitcher Wood Knocked Out of Box in Sixth Henry
and Milan Play Brilliantly Score Is 8 to 5.
Washington, St Boston, 5.
St. Loots, 12; Cleveland, 3.
Jtcw York, 2; Philadelphia, 1.
Chicago-Detroit Wet Grounds,
Boston at Washington.
Sctt York at Philadelphia.
Cleveland at St. Louis.
Chicago at Detroit.
STAXDI5G OF THE CLUBS.
Won, Lost. Pet.
Washlnston... ......... 1
New Tort 1
St. loos 1
By WILMaSi PEET.
For the fourth time In as many years
the "Washington baseball team has cap
tured an opening game. In 130S the Bos
ton club was trimmed on their own
grounds. 5 to 4. Three seasons ago,
Charley Smith gave the New York
Yankees four hitG and 'won his game, 4 to
1 Last year Walter Johnson shut out
the Athletics, allowing but one solitary
bingla, and yesterday Dolly Gray and
Dixie "Walker, aided and abetted by a
l-ouMng Mxth inning batting rally, put the
hooks into the Boston Red Sox. 8 to 5.
It was not superior playing yesterday
t'lat won for McAleer's hopefuls, but
timelv 1 iiti'ig and ragged errors bv the
ierv-t-od band f-om the New England
Had both teams played errorless ball.
. the srore would have been close, for Bos
ton s four tallies earlv in the battle
smacked of the gift variety
Pol'v Gray twirled six innings., and
Dixie Walker finished the game rather
a wise move on McAleer's part, for the
wind was blowing a gale behind the
pitcher and Walkers speed served the
Teresar change of pace, as the Red
Sox were beginning to grow familiar
Wth Grav's curies.
Thp immense throng enjoed everv
f-igid minute, because of the free hit
ting b both teams, but mostly that of
the Washingtons That sixth inning swat
fect b McAleer s hirelings will long be
Crowd Liken Henry.
Collegian John Hen'i, our new first
saeker simplv rolled himself in a blan
ket of g!or and the crowd accepted him
as the finest specimen of a first baseman
seen in this neck of the woods since Hec
tor was a pup
Henri cracked out two clean singles
and accepted nine chances without the
semblance of a miscue
Kittle Oivde Milan furnished the real
f rewo-ks b a sensational one-hand catch
of a fl in the Mxth After running
around in circles he finPllj speared the
Pallet with nr4 hnnri
Kid Elberfeld accumulated a couple of! Il was Plainly to be seen yesterday
tw -baggers, both cropping out at a time that sliding had been a feature of the
when hit.-, were needed Milan also began Nationals" training. Henry's slide to see
the 1311 campaign m the prop-T manner I ond in the fourth being one of the best
b tearing off three singles and hwiplng
The Boston club looks to be fW per cent
weaker than last season Williams will
never fill Jake Stahl s shoes if he lives
to be as old as Jim Saffell while Clvdeito the nlate Evidently th nnnnin, ,,,.
Encle looks like a joke m comparison
with Harrv Lord The outfield, of course,
is there both wajs from the ace Speak
er. Hooper, and Iewis make a trio sur
passed bv none in the American League
A.s the writer stated vesterday. the
Nationals, phvsicallv are in much bet
ter shape than the Red Sox Capt. 'Wag
ner of the viMtors, has a lame arm and
the catchers are not up to their true
Wagner's poor throws and "boots" cost
his team dearlv The same may be said
of Dolly Grav, for the southpaw was
dire.-tlv- responsible for letting the v isi
tors chalk up two runs in the third chap
ter Joe Wood, who cssaved to twirl for
Poston. had about everything a first-class
boxman needs The Nationals were
Trowed down in one. two. three nrrlr
ouring the earlv stages, but rumpled up
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voung Mr Wood in a savage manner
durinc the fifth and sixth
AiKltors Score First.
Boston was first to score, two red
legged athletes making the circuit In the
third Engle. first up, was retired, Cun
ningham to Henrj Madden blasted the
ball through Kid Elberfeld s lunch hooks
Wood cracked a prettj double to right,
sending Madden to third Gardner pro
pelled an easy roller to Graj. who first
fumbled and then slammed wild to Street,
with the result that before the ball could
be picked out of the dust both Madden
and Wood had scored
Boston's fourth saw two more tallies
added Lewis crashed Into the left field
crowd for a couple of hassocks. Wagner
drew transportation. 'Williams filled the
sacks when Dolly Gray fumbled hi? roller.
Engle's sharp rap to Cunningham forced
Lewis at the plate. Madden came
through with a clean single, driving in
Wagner. A base on balls to Wood papu
la Ud the sacks and then Dolly Grav cut
leise with a wild pitch, Engle scoring, as
Williams had previously been thrown out
at the plate by Milan on Madden's safe
The Nationals did not score until the
fifth. Gabby Street started the festivities
hj walking. Milan singled and Street
hiked down to third, an error by Wag
ner giving Street his chance to dash
The game was won In Washington's
sixth, when the Red Sox balloon as
cended John Henry had a finger in the
pie, for after Gessler had filed to Hooper
the collegian singled cleanly to right Mc
Bride's grounder to Wagner was booted,
and Henry reached second. Mac resting
safely on first Street singled to center,
and Henry raced home. At this stage.
Manager McAleer substituted Miller to
bat for Dolly Gray, and the youngster
gave Wagner an easy grounder, which
hi threw high to the plate, McBride scor
ing Milan smashed a pretty single
through Ensle, and Street was across
the plate like a flash. This settled Mr.
Joe Wood, for he was yanked out and
Karger substituted. McAleer, in order
to meet this shift, sent in Schaefer to hit
for Lelivelt. and the Teuton met the first
ball pitched, sending it dancing Into right
field. Elberfeld then came across with
his first h't of the game, a corking two
bagger to left. The wallop scored both
Milan and Miller. Cunningham drew a
base on bails, populating the sacks Ges
sler was hit on the arm. forcing in
Schaefer with the Nationals' sixth run.
Then Karger settled down and no more
Kcrger Hit Hard.
Karger was invincible in the seventh,
but the Nationals got to him for a tally
ia the eighth on a two-bagger by Elber-
feld and the same kind of a wallop by
Dixie "Walker celebrated his entry into
the box when the Bostons' seventh open
ed by retiring Madden. Karger, and
Gardner in turn In the eighth a base on
balls and successive singles b Speaker
and Lewis added another run, the last
for the Red Sox, although they managed
to fill the bases in the ninth with two
cut, and it looked squally for a few min
utes, but Hooper sent up an easy fly to
Schaefer, and the game was over.
NOTES OF THE GAME.
An hail to the Chief Rooter of the
While the Nationals were having bat
ting practice Walter Johnson came in
the back gate of the park, and when the
bteachcrttes caught sight of the big
twirier a great shout went up.
"Omp" Connolly refused to let Street
kep the ball tossed out by President
TaTt. He kept it himself.
During practice Ainsmith smacked a
line drive into the left field stand and
the ball bounced off a spectator's head
The crack of the ball hitting his head
was heard all over the bleachers.
The real noise came when Johnson
walked on the field in uniform. Fully
15.000 leather-lunged rooters let Walter
know thathe was still the idol of the
With two strikes and three balls on
him in the first Milan hit a liner' to Wag
ner, which the Red Sox captain threw
wild to first. Milan then stole second
A foul tip split Kleinow's index finger
n the second and he had to retire from
the game. Madden went behind the bat.
Germany Schaefer was on the coach
ing lines with the same "pep" that has
always characterized the Teuton's work.
Wagner knocked a high foul fly. and
when Street caught it. one of the many
admirers of the catcher cried. "Just like
the monument, 'Gabbj.' old boj "
Schaefer became a little too boisterous
to suit Connolly in the second, and the
"ump" gave Germany the quiet sign.
Schaefer paid no heed to the ruling
After Lewis had doubled to the left
field stands in the fourth. Street threw
to second to catch the outfielder, and
the throw got away from McBride. Milan
saved a run by a good stop.
Cunningham showed that he knew the
game in the fourth, when, with the bases
full, he caught a slow bounder off Wag
ner's bat and threw Lewis out at the
ever seen on the local diamond
With two on the sacks in the fifth, Cun-
nmgnam iannea ine second baseman
could not see the ball the first three times
crowd was too much 'for the former New
A peculiar play came off in the sixth
Wagner drove a line drive to Grav. which
the pitcner knocked down Elberfeld
gathered up the ball and threw the Red
Sox captain out at first.
Milan made a prettv one-hand catch
of WiPMms' long tiv in the sixth Gess
ler and the center fielder went after the
ball, and when thev caught sight of
each other thev stopped Milan shot out
his gloved hand and caught the ball
McBride brought the crowd to Its feet
when he threw out Engle from deep j
short The Nationals' captain was play- I
Inc hack on the rrrasi -rohn t-t,i i,w i
CI de, Milan was the big noise with the
stick ye.sterdav. He connected three
times out of the five trips to the plate.
Had it not been for the stiff wind Doc
Gessler would have another blngle chalk
ed up in the hit column Doc's fly to
risht center in the sixth looked like a
sure tw o-bagger
Henry Bt his second hit in the sixth,
when he poked a safe safe one over Wil
liams' head. Henrj- fielded the hag In
the most approved manner. The w ork
of this youngster was remarkable.
With one strike on Gray in the sixth.
McAleer put Miller in to bat for the
pitcher With 2 and 3 on him the young
ster drove a liner to Wagner, who threw
wild to Madden, McBride scoring on the
Donovan toot tfnnH o its, v. I,-,--., i
. ,. . ,, ,.c co ,
loaaea am put m Karger. McAleer J
shoved Schaefer In Lelivelfs place. Ger- i
manv poiea tne first ball Karger pitched
to right for a single, scoring Street.
In the sixth Elberfeld smacked Karger's
first offering to the left field stands for
a double, scoring Miller and Milan. Cun
ningham walked, filling the bases, and
Karger cracked Gessler on the arm. forc
ing home Schaefer. McBride closed the
inning by grounding out, Gardner to
In the seventh Dixie Walker struck out
Karger on three drops. The Red Sox
twirier did not come within a foot of
anv of them.
A fast double play killed Boston's
chances in the eighth. Elberfeld to Mc
Bride to Henrj.
Doc Gessler hit one of his old-time two
sackers in the eighth. The drive went
on a line to the right field crowd.
At Pennington. X. J. I'cnninston, 1; Pennsyl
nnla freshmen. 8.
AT WKST POINT- B. H. E.
West Potut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 3 s
La Fayette 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 00 5 z
Bittenes Derore and Lyman; Fajer and CoaoTer.
AT rrtOVIDEN'CE B, H. E.
Brown UniTersity....O 0 0 3 4 2 0 1 x-w 13 0
Mass. Aecies. 0 00300000 3 8 3
Batteries Staff and Hams; bemoan and Hunt
At Lexlnctrn. Ta.-5t- John's Coilece. 7: Yh
gihU M. I.. 6.
At Philadelphia " R. H. E.
Princeton 003000010-4 4 0
Dartmouth 00000000 0-0 8 1
Batteries Greeabsms and Lshej; Ekstran and Ai
GROOM PITCHES TO-DAY.
Manager McAleer last night
i announced that Bob Groom
would be on the firing line
against the Boston Red Sox
this afternoon, and Walter
Johnsonsaved for Friday.
SHAKE-UP FOR RED SOX.
Owner Taylor Not Pleased with
Work of Team.
Owner John L Taylor, of the Boston
Red Sox, was an interested spectator at
the opening game yesterday, and his
comments to his players were not at all
pleasing, in fact; the magnate held a star
chamber session with his manager.
Patsy Donovan, last nlsht, and an im
mediate shake-up is threatened.
Capt. Wagner is not in shape to play
his best game, and he will likely be suc
ceeded by Yerkes in to-day's game Jack
Klclnow, the veteran catcher, has been
shipped to his home in New York until
his injured finger will permit him to
Myers, a recruit first baseman, has
been sent for, and will be here this aft
ernoon ready to hold down the initial
sack. Williams, the present first saeker,
is a substitute catcher, and will be forced
to go behind the bat if Madden should
happen to be hurt.
Eddie Cicotte will twirl for the Red
Sox this afternoon.
WORLD'S CHAMPIONS DEFEATED
Drop First Game to Yankees by the
Score of 2 to 1.
Philadelphia. April 12 The Yankees
sent the world's champions Into the race
tagged with defeat this afternoon after a
stubborn battle which ended 2 to 1. with
the Athletics on the small end
Big Jim Vaughn outpitched Chief Ben
der and that tells the story. Wolter's
double and Hemphill s single gave the
Yankees first blood in the third inning
j In the eighth Johnson reached first when
Thomas foozled his bunt and moved to
second on Vaughn's single. .He scored
on Wolter s drive throuch Barrj The
Mackmen s one run in the fifth was the
result of Bender's single and Hogan's
two-sack wallop to the boards. Score-
New "iork. ARIIO V E I Phda.
Alt II O A E
Wolter rf 13 3 0 0 1 Jloran If .
4 13 0 0
4 0 10 0
4 15 4 1
4 010 1 0
4 0 I 0 0
3 0 2 0 0
3 0 4 4 1
3 10 3 0
plull cf ! 1 001 Oklnn;. rf .
4 1 13 2 1 ! '
Hartrell. 3t .
V t ?in p
4 12 2 0 Baker "Vh .
4 0 1 4 0 1 Dan, lb
2 1 I 0 0 I Murphy, rf
2 0 14 11 IUm ss
2 0 3 0 0 ThMtas, c .
3 12 10 1 Bender, p
Total 23 8 27
New lnrt 0 0 10 0 0 0 10-2
Philadelphia - . .0000100001
Finns Woltt-r, Johnson, Bcndr. Two-luv hits
Wltrr. Baker, Hofran. Sacrifice hit. Johnson.
Bbur Stnlfn base Chase. Collins. Pmib'e play
Darn to Barry Left on ba-v New ork 3 Phi
adelphia. 5. Bases on balLv-OfT Bender, 1 eff
auzhn 1 Struck cut By Bcxdcr 4 ty Vanshn
3. Umpires MrsCTS. Erans and Ecan. Time of
game 1 hour and 47 minntrs. Attendance 3.GOX
BROWNS TRIM CLEVELAND.
Powell Tsvlrls for St. I.ouls
ops Seier Had n Chnnee.
St Ixiuis, April 12. The Browns had
littlo difficulty winning the opening game
from Cleveland, 12 to 3, lo-da
Powell, for the home team, was In
splendid form and the Naps never had
a chance. Cleveland used three pitchers,
all of whom were hit. hard, the locals
amassing sixteen single- Score-
St. 1-nuis. AB HO V B I
riereland AB II O A h
3 4 o
1 0 0
3 0 4 10
4 10 11
4 3 12 0 lAjnie 2b
(Hit ha-tirly rf
4 2 9 0 0 ' Moral lb
4 3 3 0 0 1 Sir lth r .
4 0 6 11 fl'ww ss
5 2 0 1 0 ' krapp m .
I BUrdinr. o.
3 1 S 2 0
2 0 0 3 2
i . . 0 0 0 0 0
p.. 1 0 0 1 0
p . 0 0 0 11
10 16 27 12 l inc'irc
I ircr n
2 1 il 2 1
10 0 0 0
2 9 2J 16 7
Batted for Olson in eighth lnnirg.
- Isns 1 0 3 5 1 0 C 2 x-12
Cleveland . . 0200000C13
Runs Hoffman, AusUn (3) Murray. Ijipor'o 131.
( larke 2. Newnam. Powell Jjrkvi, Lajo.e Las-
;re. Uinnr j-amfice hit-Turner! Uvihteilsy
-Irrte to Wallaro to Newnam Passed ball-
on rails- Off Illandinc 1 on c.rtvs.
fctniek out 11 Blandine. 2. by firecs. 4. 1 iff.
ire levord Off Hlaiidwc 8 hits and 4 inns in
lnmrgs eft trghnc, 2 hits and 5 runs in 215 in
nirs. Left on bases St. Lotus 10, C lereLnd. .
I mptpes Messrs. O Longhlin and Duiccn. Time cf
same 2 hours and 5 minutes.
NAVAL MEDICOS WIN.
Defeat Dnslnesn High School
Siralfest, 14 to f.
The Naval Medicos won their fourth
straight game by defeating the Business
High nine. 14 to 9
Watson and Haj den's hitting, together
with the excellent pitching of Yoho, was
the cause of the defeat of the High
School tejm, who put up a good game
throughout, but erc rather outclassed
by the hcavj -hitting Medicos. Score:
N M. S AB H O A K I Bi t ress. AB H O A E
Burtcn If .. 5 1 1 0 0 Klai. if 6 2 0 0 0
loho. p . s : uiu i i noemtein 3b 5 1 2 2 0
Hatrim lb . 5 2 12 0 0 I Sehuinm 2b . 6 2 2 4 0
nider ss .5205' Hirntman. c... 51600
I-amrnce. 2h 5 3 3 2 0 1 Meierr
5 0 2 6 0
5 18 0 0
Ki hcr(v,n Jb , , , j z, .j,,.
2 0 0 0 Blrck rf .
10 0 11 7tipmk ss .
2 9 10 1 Kotd. rf..
I Harr. p .
6 10 13
Totals 4216 2719
3 2 10
. 50 12 21 13 5
Jk. M S 4 2 0 2 2 0 13 i-ll
Buns Burton. Ycbo. Harden (3). Snider. Lau
reree. Kerr. Sarace (2), Watson (3). Bocrnstein.
Schamm. Butler (2). Black (2). Zumik. Ford (2).
Earned runs-N. M. b.. S, Business Hish. 4. Fitxt
base on balls Off Yolio. 1. off JlcAlecr, 2. Inmnzi
ptched Bj Yoho. 9; by McAleer. 6; by Harr. 2
HiU made Ol Yoho. 12. off .McAleer, 12. off Harr.
4. Stnick out-By Yoho. 9; by Mcslecr. 4; by narr.
2. Home runs KerT. bchamm. Thrrc-base hits
Laurence, colder Stolen bases Watsoa. 2. Um
pire Mr. Thompson. Time of came 2 hours and 10
COTTO STATES LEAGUE.
At Macon Macon, 4, Columbus. 3.
Jacksonville. 0, Albany. L
Greenwood. 3; Yazoo City. 0.
Meridian, 0, Jackson. 7.
Kansas City. 4; Loulsrille. 1
Indianapolis. 1; Milwaukee. 0.
Minneapolis, 7: Toledo, 4.
Harvard Socceriies Trim Yale.
New Haven, Conn.. April 12. Harvard
defeated Yale at soccer football this
afternon by a score of 3 to 1.
AT WILKESBABRB- R. H. E.
Springfield. Mass....l 00000013-5 9 3
Wilkesbarre. Ta 2 2 2 2 0 2 10 x-U 15 3
Batteries-Bannister, Wolf, and Walters; Mat
thews. Custer, Owens, acd Olirer. ,
AT NEWARK- R. H. E.
Trey .. OOOOOOOOO-O 8 2
J.ewark 0-0210000 x-J V 1
Osttenes Smith and Yaadesnf; Coll and Cad?.
Continued from Pace One.
red, embarrassed face, was also put to
rout. Immediately following, he obtain
ed a pickle barrel as a seat for a woman
who was standing and had no escort.
In the midst of the game, and while
the excitement was intense, a man,
whose name was not learned, had a fit
in the center of the right field bleachers
He caused a near-panic, and was carried
out by several policemen after much dif
ficulty. A riot was narrowly averted, as
the crowd thought something serious had
The biggest demonstration of the day
was made, except when Washington
scored six runs in the sixth inning, when
the sun-burned Nationals came Into the
field on the lope. They looked to be in
perfect condition, and the results of the
game showed this to be true. The roar
of applause that greeted them grew Into
a sound like the explosions of a hundred
ten-inch guns Hats were thrown into
the air, handkerchiefs waved frantically,
and those who had no other way to ex
press their admiration toro papers to bits
and scattered them abroad. The wind
carried these bits of paper over the en
tire field, and It looked like a small-sized
snowstorm was In progress.
If overwhelming enthusiasm by Wash
Ingtonlans was all that was needed, the
pennant for 1911 would be cinched.
Will Save (he Dnll.
After President Taft had pitched the
bail to Dolly Gray in the box. Gray put
it over the plate once for a clean strike,
then tucked it carefully Into the pocket
of his Jacket, buttoning down the flap.
The ball will become a souvenir In the
Gray household with a glass-covered case
to hold it Before he has the ball locked
up In a cae. Gray will take It down to
the White House to have the President's
signature written upon it.
The President showed up for the first
daj of the season in as good form as a
fan as the plaers did on the diamond
From the minute the mob in the bleach
ers sighted him and the band began to
play "The Star Spangled Banner," he
was one broad smile.
The weather was a good deal too cold
for an fast plaing, but it was a good
game from the standpoint of the home
team fans, and President Taft warmed
up with the crowd when the Nationals
entered into a batting rally during the
last half of the sixth inning, and added
six runs to their score against the Boston
Taking its cue from the President, the
White House was busy all day with ball
talk. Early In the day President Noyes,
of the Washington ball club, presented
him with his American Icague pass.
Even before he got it, however, the
President had made arrangements to be
at the game He had telephoned Gen.
Clarence Edwards, who is his principal
companion at the ball games, and Sena
tor Murray Crane, of Massachusetts, to
be on hand at the White House.
Besidps these two. becretary Hllles ana
Maj Archie Butt, military aid. were in
cluded in the Presidential party, as any
one w ho wants to make a good ratln ;
.in the White House staff has to show
himself to be a good ball fan.
Plajers Warmed Op.
The plaers rpent their time warming
up until the President appeared. When
finally he entered the field hats were off
and th" crowd began to cheer for Taft.
the fan The President paused to speak
to the plavers and to tell Patsy Dono
van, manager of the Red Sox. he was
sor'v ho could not wish the Boston team
would win Then he walked Into hts
box. As he surveved the grand stand,
the President began to speak to the
memlxrs of Congress he saw around him
Looking farther and farther up the rows
''f seats, he found that nearlj every hls
torj -maker in Congress had succumbed
to the temptation of the great American
game Turning to Edwards the Presi
"Why, this is just like being in Con
He spotted a couple dozen of Senators
who were sneaking a real good baseball
cheer in defiance of their Senatorial dig
nity, and at least half a hundred mem
bers of the House Sereno Pane had
gathered the minority faction under his
wing and turned them into fans for the
The excitement of the occasion proved
a little too much for Dolly Gray. The
President occupied a box right in front
of the homo plate, and Dolly had to put
the ball over the plate with the Presi
dent's eyes square upon him. For a
time the Boston team made such havoc
of the Nationals that gloom spread
through the grand stand At about the
middle of the game the Washington fans
were just desperate enough to be warmed
up by a clean hit. When they got this,
in the sixth Inning, the rally started.
Then the Capitol crowd in the grand
stand, led by the President, began to
show what real fans they were. And the
Washington players did their part In fine
style They landed six runs in one in
ning The President didn't seem to mind the
cold weather. There was a stiff wind
blowing dead from the outfield, but the
only time this seemed to bother the Presi
dent was when it twisted a Boston fly
away from the glove of a Washington
Longed for Johnaon.
When they took "Dolly" Gray out of
the box. the President turned to Maj. Butt
"I wish they would put Johnson In."
But Manager McAleer, of the Wash
ington team, placed "Dixie" Walker on
the mound, and his work proved so
clever that the President added him to his
list of favorites along with Johnson.
The President stuck the whole game
through. Even when it was ended,
though the President had to stamp to
get warmed up. he seemed to leave the
grounds reluctantly. He turned to Maj.
Butt, who was shivering In a great army
overcoat, and laughed at him gleefully.
"Oh. well," he said, "wait until it
warms up, and we will have a lot more
And the President promised he would
divide his recreation time this spring and
summer between his favorite games, base
ball and golf.
TIg;erJ-WhItc Sox Game Postponed.
Th r-hioniro-Detrolt game was post
poned on account wet grounds.
C. U. PIay Dncltnell To-day.
r-nthnite University plays Bucknell at
University Field, Brookland, to-day. The
Pennsylvania collegians are said to nave
a strong team, and will no doubt make
a mwi hnwinir against the Brooklanders.
The game will be mlled at 4 p. m.
Calrcston. 4: Houston. 1
Dallas. S: Oklahoma City. C.
Toit Worth. I; Waco. 0. t
,' Austin, I; Saa Antonio. 0.
Welah Outpoints Moore.
New York. April 12. Freddie Welsh, of
England, clearly outpointed Pal Moore,
of Philadelphia, In the ten-round wjnd-
up 'before the National sporting uun
to-night. The extreme cleverness of the
Briton proved too much lor the Quaker.
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ALL OUR LEADING FANS
SEE NATIONALS TRIUMPH
Everybody was there.
And those poor unfortunates who didn't
participate in the general noisefest were
kept away because they didn't have the
price, a pass, or an excuse. It was
Washington's gratest gathering of fa
mtics. They were all there. Including the
old guard, who haven't missed an opener
Mnce Kick Young wore that green uni
form on the White Lot many, many years
ago In fact, some generations ago.
And It was a multitude of diamond en
thusiasts, tpical of an opening day. when
every man, woman, and child flocks to
the ball yard to see the native aggrega
tion get a gilt-edged start in its gruel
ing pennant scrimmage.
Ball Yard Packed.
Of course, every one knows President
Taft and Vice President Sherman were
there, but the humblest fan edged elbow-3
with millionaire clubmen and dis
tinguished legislators In the great crowd
whicn packed the Nationals' brand-new
"As long as I m living, I'll never miss
an opening game," said Vice President
Sherman, who had a great gathering
around him in one of the boxes.
Every one of the hundred and fifty
somo boxes was occupied, and Tom Er
ers, whose duty It is to see every one
gets in his right place, had the busiest
time of his life, but he and his ushers
handled the crowd In grand shape, and
there was no confusion or wrangles over
"who got my seat for which I kicked in
Col. Robert N. Harper entertained a
party In one of the boxes, and the Met
ropolitan Club, according to Its annual
custom, was well represented. Among the
clubmen noticed were Henri de Sibour,
Preston Gibson, "Ned" McLean, and W.
B. Hibbs. In another box was a gather
ing of the old bos. who played the game
when a padded mitt was unknown. In
the bunch were Billy Wise, who pitched
on the Washington team in the old East
ern League In 1SS5: Al Joy, who played
first on the same aggregation: Al Hutch
inson, Kid Madlgan. John Maxwell, Bob
Mattlngly, Joe Rodrlck, and Charley
Lawmaker There, Too.
Some of our lawmakers were out for
the frolic, too. In the crowd were seen
Senator Crane, Representative Freeland,
Representative Fordney, Representative
Mckett, Representatjv e Hawiey. and two
lame ducks, former Senator Hemenway
and former Representative Wadsworth.
Others in the group were William Curtiss
Hill. Edward Lowry, and Mr. Buckmas
ter. Commissioner Cuno H. Rudolph forgot
District affairs for one afternoon and
reached the scene of hostilities early. C.
B Hunt, engineer of highways, was also
absent from the Municipal Building.
Postmaster Norman A. Merritt and As
sistant Postmaster Louis S. Robinson
were there, and so was J. E. W. Tracy,
wjio dispenses seeds at the Agricultural
P. B. Chase, the vaudeville Impresario,
got back from Sparta, Ohio, where he
had gone to beautify his golf links, in
time to see the first ball pitched. Fred
Berger. managerial light of the Columbia
Theater, and his stock company players
cut rehearsal short to see the game.
Dr. J. S. Allen, of Providence Hospital,
and Dr. D. Lee High, of Georgetown,
were among the medical contingent. Gen.
Charles Elliott, U. S. M. C. and Gen.
Charles Heywood, retired, U. S. M. C,
watched the maneuvers.
Nearly every automobile dealer in town
was present, for yesterday was a day of
"nothing doing" In chug-chug talking.
Among those on hand for the initial
scrap were William Jose W. C. Long,
J M. Stoddard, Royce Hough, James
Flynn. T. Browning Spence, Lester
Moore, jr., Fred Harveycutter, George
Weaver, Rudolph Jose, R. C Wilson, and
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wardman were
the hosts at a box party, and all along
the line there was a representative
sprinkling of Washington's fashionable
set. who helped cheer the Nationals to
Maj. Richard Sylvester was seen In
the grand stand crowd, and Fire Chief
Wagner and Fire Marshal Nicholson were
on hand to see the concrete stands didn't
catch en fire. "Bunny" Helm, secretary
of the defunct Union League, was around
with the old squad, and CoL W. F. Hart
was right down in front, where h had
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a good chance to judge the "teck-neak"
of the contest. Big "Cy" Cummlngs. who
legislates for Chevy Chaseans down at
Annapolis, towered above 'em all, and
had a commanding view of the entire
situation Representative Cooper, of Wis
consin, got there late and covered a spot
on the nice green grass in center field.
See Real Ball Players.
All our leading amateur league officials
were out to see real ball players in ac
tion "Cy" MacDonald. who was an
amateur once, was seen hunting for a
ladder, and Secretary Anderson, of the
Departmental League, occupied a niche in
the press box. W c. Thatcher, the Dis
trict's champion of clean sport, had a
bunch of future greats with him.
Here's a few of the great majority
who enjoyed the Nationals' 1311 debut:
William F. Oude. Dr Larkin W. Glazpbreok.
I'srcy Cranford. 3. V. Woodward. Lows C. Wilaon,
Ualdo C. Hibbs. flu A !chuldt, A. D. Carpenter.
Ralph B. rntt. N. I'. Carpenter. Edward Hoffman.
Harry Howell. W llliam Dwyer. Eddie Fowler, James
D Itichardaon. Edmund Wolfe. Hagn Sann. L.
Bert Nye. John It. Wejnch. Charles II. Wearer.
Horace Winters. C, A. Watvra. Tom Kelliher. J. H
Cranford. S. Dana Lincoln. Lloyd Smoot. C B
Himt. Capt. Elliott Hunt. W. I. Lapham. Dr.
Fred O. Roman. C T. Belt. Loms Wilson, D. E.
Jani. W. B-. Macnulty. John LonKhran. "Chic"
(Irrcn. John Wilkins, Fred Abendshiem. Fred
eyer, Frank Kilns. E. A. Martin. E. It. Hnnt.
nany Ransel. A. I. Conway. W. A. Neuland. J E.
Sieber. A. D. Reed H. Lockett. John Manry. B. M.
Clinedicrt. W. T Oallackr. Clarence Dodee.
Ham Faroe. Geo-se Mills. Frank Walker: M.
Pemper. of D C. Naral Resrrres; LietxtA. McCand
less and nutchins. E, Nickolas Farrell. Jlr. Bishoff.
William Knowles. William Centner. James Nolan.
"Bonny" Larkm. John Lyons. CoL J. William De
ttnmje. Bob Doyle, and Hany V. ShnrtluT. D.
HEARD AT THE GAME
Great was the crowd that thronged the
Nationals' new ball yard jesterday.
From all sides came favorable comment
upon the changes which have been
wrought since the destruction of the for
mer antiquated plant. Every man in
town who ever bore the cognomen of
fan was to be found In that vast assem
blage. Not only were the dyed-in-the-wool
bugs on the Job. but society turned out
in full force, and what some of the
elite lacked in knowledge of the rudi
mentary principles of the game, they
made up for by lending voice to the
general uproar and adding color to a
Nobody knows how many people were
there, but everybody agrees that they
got their money's worth, even If Walter
didn't pitch. Some of the crowd had
minds as changeable as, Washington
weather. When Gray toed the slab to
open the game a big leather lunged fa
natic predicted he would win In a walk,
because "Dolly" had Inside dope ,and
knew the weaknesses of the Red Sox
batters. He lost control at the boosting
game, however, when the southpaw had
n.s ascension, and joined the "holdouts "
who refuse to believe that we have a
"I thought that guy had some of that
dope they call 'inside info' and knew
their weaknesses. He'd do a better Job
If outside appearances were learned In
stead. Look at Speaker up there now.
o you need any inside stuff to know
that he's a guy what knows how to paste
the pill? He's got the stand at the plate,
i.iat's how to tell a blngle puncher.
What McAleer needs Is me. Then he'd
have a team. When I had taught them
all I know about the game they'd be
fit to play blindfolded."
"Talk about wind. This Atlantic City
breeze, minus the salt, that's blowing In
your face would not last for one re
hearsal when the team gathered round
to hear one of my lectures on how not
to blow up In a pinch. You feel the
breeze, you know how much of It there
1a just Imagine that all of this wouldn't
do for a hotel workout and then slip
me my rights. I must be some talker.
I'm there with both kinds, for and
against, mostly against, because they
won't give me a Job. Washington's got
a good string of men, but they need me."
Shortly after he had delivered himself
of the importance he would lend to Man
ager McAleer's charges, that ever to be
remembered. sixth Inning rally arrived.
Did he change? No. not like the waiter
who gets the cashier to fix it up so he
won't be forgot. He took a spiral dive
like the airship men and landed with his
engine still running, only he'd reversed
and struck the proper air currents to
allow him to navigate in the bleacher
field. "Did yoo ever see a man look so
good? Why. that kid Henrj- can stay
here till this cement stand crumbles
"Joe Wood must have erased the
"Cunning from our second sacker's
name In his dope sheet, for he sure
has the kid on his staff. Well, a base
on balls is better than he has been
doing, and the boy is sure to come
along with the weather: so what's the
use of knocking? Put back the rest of
his name on your card, you Bean-eatin'
finger, or we'll wrap you up in his
rubber shirt and make you Joe Qulrk'
Then came the hits. Then came the
runs. Over the crowd a feeling of
satisfaction came. He couldn't say
what he wanted to because he had too
much to get rid of at once. Praise was
his middle name, "I'm the gink that
don't know a ball team from a funeral."
"No chance for any dead ones to ring
In with that bunch sq long as 'Jimmy'
works the strings. I own I'm crazy,
but by all the District legislation about
-to be passed at the extra session, wnat's
wrong with that gang in St. Louis that
tied the can to the Prince of Managers?
Me for the team from now on. with
never a jelp when one of them appears
to go wrong. There's a reason for the
bulls, and I'm for them strong. They're
Not far away was a well-dressed man
who looked as If he was the original 5
o'clock tea chappie, and his troubles
started when Miller was sent to bat for
Gray. He was "positive beyond the per
adventure of a doubt that Mr. Gray
would not be restrained from continuing
his exercise and that the striker would
undoubtedly be assigned a position in the
part of the field distantly removed from
the position from where the ball was pro
pelled to the harnessed object near the
man in the blue suit." Can jou Imagine
what came his way? From all sides he
was pestered with jibes and jeers, mim
icry being the final blow which denoted
Well, April 12 has come and gone and
the opening yesterday will ever remain
fresh in the minds of those who were
present, but unlike the day, the change
able bug and the positive ignoramus will
always linger in our minds.
American Sprinter Beaten.
Bourne, Australia, April 12. C E. Hol
way. the American sprinter, was to-day
defeated for the world's 100-yard sprint
championship at Bendigo, Victoria, by
Donaldson, of Victoria, who won by three
Dress Thief Pleads Guilty.
Myrtle Dunn, charged with the theft
of a suit from a department store, yester
day pleaded guilty when arraigned in the
Police Court. She was sentenced to sixty
days In the workhouse, but was put on
parole, her personal bond being accepted.
Alleged Honsebreaker Held.
James Barnes, accused of housebreak
ing, was yesterday held for the grand
jury. Barnes Is charged with entering
the store of John B. Harry. 719 Twentieth
street northwest. He is held in default
of J1.CO0 bonds.
Men's Leasme Gives Banquet.
Jndse W. F. Jfonis. of the Department of Justice,
last nisht addressed the Men's Leacuc of the Fifth
Baptist Church at its quarterly bano.net. In appre
ciation of the able speech he was made an honorary
member of the leasne.
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