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THE WASHDTGTQN TIMES,' WEDNESDAY,' NOVEMBER 29, 191.v
Nationals Wilt Not Train at Chattanooga, Says Manager Clark Griffith '
Arrangements for the Thanksgiving Execution Are Now Complete
GREAT MOTOR RAGE '
NOW PREDICTED IN
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Denies That Chattanooga
Has Been Selected
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LEAVE IN MARCH TO
PREPARE FOR SEASON
Says He Has Not Talked Trade
With Manager Jimmy
' ' Callahan.
"The Nationals will not train at Chat
'' tanoogo. ' The exact location of the
place whero we hope to condition the
players has not yet been definitely de
cided upon, but It will probably be some
place In Virginia not far from Wash
ington. It's all right for some of the
teams. In the North to go as far South
a potislblo In order to get the men
tuned up for the season, but so far as
, we are concerned I feel that tho nearer
we can stay to homo the better off will
bo the club when It returns. As you
know, Washington Is the most southerly
of all the major league cities and If we
can do our work somewhere near here,
I count on being In excellent condition
when tho bell rings and prepared for a
This was the statement by Clark Grif
fith, the new manager of the Washing
ton club, who arrived this morning from
his ranch In Montaia. Since leaving
litre Uririlth has BDent most of his time
in the open and looks to be in excellent
shape. As soon ob he left the Btatlon
he hurried to the office of Secretary
lien Minor, where the pair was closeted
in conierence ror several nours.
Griffith had Intended to sDend but lit
tie of his time, before Friday worrying
about baseball affairs, but there were
some details as to stock transfer with
which he wanted to consult Mr. Minor,
and this was the principal topic of con
versation botween the secretary and the
Will Have Gobbler.
Tomorrow Griffith, will have his gob
bler with Mr a. Griffith and a party of
friends, and after tho holiday he will
take up the serious consideration of
subjects looking to the betterment of
the team which Is to represent Wash
ington in tho American League next
"This report that I talked deals with
Jimmy Callahan at Chicago yesterday is
without foundation," said the recently
appointed leader of the Nationals." I
saw Cal, and as much as I would wel
come a man like 'Doc' White, I mado
no proposition to the White Sox. Neither
did Callahan to me. I have been work
ing over,, some deals In my mind, but
have not yet approached anyone on the
subject, neither am I likely to before the
annual meeting of the league In Decem
ber. I know that the Nationals must
be strengthened, and I intend to bend
every effort to that end, but there have
been no negotiations thus far."
Wanted Doc White.
The report received over tho wire
from Chicago was to the effect that
Griffith had offered the Sox Alnsmlth or
Henry for White, nnd it was this
rumor that was denied this morning.
"I think Mike Martin, who was with
me in New York and Cincinnati, is the
best trainer available, and I have
closed a deal for his services. He will
go to Virginia with us, and I think he
wll bo an important factor in getting
the team ready for the start," continued
"We will leave here about the first
week In March, and will not return to
Washington until time for the regular
preliminary games here. Thus far I
pimply have threo or four tentative
practice games, but within the next
couple of weeks hope to be able to
book practically every major league
team that will be In this section of the
country about tho time we are ready for
After Modern .Methods.
"I havo understood that one of the
principal criticisms of tho Washington
club has been its failure to come up to
modern methods In some of its business
arrangements, and my object from now
on will bo to overcome this. We aro
planning to establish permanent head
quarters in some downtown office build
ing, and as soon as this Is done we will
bo able to transact things In as good
n shape as any big league team in tho
"I really can't say at this time what
changes will be made in the personnel
of tho club. As soon as a proposition
Jb made to us it will receive duo con
sideration, but I do not antlolpato much
nlong these lines until I got to New
Tfork next month and talk over things
with the representatives of the other
"My reception here by both tho of
ficials of tho club and the general
baseball public has been most gratifying,-
and you may be assured It is
thoroughly appreciated by me," was tho
way the manager concluded a free talk.
McAleer Trying to Get
Reece to Go to Boston
Only a few weekB remain for Jimmy
McAleer to change his residence from
Youngstown to Boston. McAleer is try
ing to get "Bonesetter" Reece to change
his abode to Beanopolls with him.
Ton-mllo race under auspices of
Washington CrosB Country Club,
starts from Eleventh street and
'Pennsylvania avenue, at 10:30 a. m.
Savannah automobile races.
Automobile track race at Los An
1 Harry Forbes vs. Eddie O'Keefe, 10
rounds, at New Orleans, La.
Ad Wolgast vs. Freddie Welsh, 20
rounds, at Vernon, Cal.
Packey McFarland vs. Tommy
Murphy, 20 rounds, at San Fran
Patsy McKenna vs. Howard Baker,
20 rounds, at Leadvllle, Col.
Dave Doshler vs. Kid Mercler, 12
, rounds, at Lawrence, Mass.
Joe Bedell vs. Wllllo rhcr, 10
rounds, at BreoVlrn n ,
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HIGH SINGLE TOTAL
WITH SILL PINS
Union NoP 2 Quint Wins
Two Out of Three
DISTRICT DUOKPIN LEAGUE
Eurekas vs. Arllngtons.
Easterns vs. Lincoln Laundry.
COMMERCIAL DUCKPIN LEAGUE.
Havenner Baking Company vs. Judd &
NATIONAL CAPITAL DUCKPIN
Potomacs vs. Immaculate at Potomac
ARCADE DUCKPIN LEAGUE.
Mohawks vs. Argyles.
CARROLL COUNCIL DUCKPIN
Genoas vs. Ninas.
R. IV Y. M. C. A. EVENING
Southern No. 2 vs. Adams Express.
SOUTHERN RAILWAY CLERKS
Paymasters vs. Car Record.
RURAL MAIL DUCKPIN LEAGUE.
Aces vs. Fours.
Central vs. Government Printing Office.
Agriculture vs. "War.
PATENT EXAMINERS' LEAGUE.
Farmers vs. Interference.
RAILWAY RELIEF ASSOCIATION
Track and Roadway vs. Lighting. ,
Wehausen, who plays with Union.
No. 2, of tho Terminal Railroad Y. M.
C. A. Duckpln League, rolled the best
individual string with tho small pins,
on any alley In Washington last night.
Wehausen bowled 148 pins In his nrst
string. In the Terminal League the
Union No. 2 quint won two of the threo
games rolled with United States Mall
Clerks. Adams, of the latter team,
rolled fifth best string In duckptns, his
highest total being 127. Following
Wehausen the highest set was bowled
by F. George of the Kendall team.
George Tolled a total of 141 in his sec
ond string, and 83 and 85 in his first
and third strings. Third best scorn
for one game was rolled by Hawks
worth, of the Casino team, in the Na
tional Capital Duckpln League. Hawks
worth has a total of 133 In his second
string and 97 and 119 In his first and
Fourth, sixth, and seventh place In
the bowler's ono night hall of fame Is
Freeman, of tho Capitol Hill team, In
the Northeastern Duckpln League, 128;
McCarty, of tho Ninas, In the Carroll
Council (Knights of Columbus) League,
124; and Dlckerson, of the United States
Mall, In the Terminal R. R. Y. M. C.
A. Leaguo, 121,
With tho tenpins, Swaggert, of the
Commissioners, In the Departmental
League, holds highest score for lost
night. Swaggert bowled 253 pins In his
third string, his total for second and
third strings being 147 and 173. Follow
ing closely to Swaggert Is Miller, of
the Carroll Institute team in the Dis
trict Leaguo, who totaled 213 pins in
his nrst string. Miller's other totals
are 145 and 168. Third highest total
with tho larger pins Is Walsh, also of
the Carroll Institute quint, who has
a total of 227 in third string, and 143
and 164 In his first and second strings.
Willie Hoppe Retains
His Balkline Honors
NEW YORK. Nov. 23.-Wllllo Hoppe.
tho youthful billiard wizard, today re
tains his 18.2 balk-line championship,
having defeated the veteran Georgo
Sutton last night by COO to 266. Hoppo
ran off the necessary 500 points In
twenty-two innings. His best run was
eighty In tho twentieth inning.
Armour Believed in
Tall, Lanky Pitehcrs
Even club owners havo their hoodoos.
Armour, formerly of Toledo, always be
lieved In tall, lanky pitchers, saying
they hml an advantago over opposing
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Bowlers' Hall of Fame
Name. Team. Total.
Wehausen... Union No. 2.... 146
F. George . . . Kendall 141
Hawksworth Casinos 133
Freeman.... Capitol Hill.... 128
Adams Crescents 127
McCarthy... Ninas 124
Dlckerson... U. S. Mall 121
Swaggert.... Commissioners.. 252
Miller Carroll Institute. 249
Walsh Carroll Institute. 227
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WILL PLAY LOYOLA
Blue and Gray Youngsters
to Play First Basket
Manager Partridpe, of the Georgetown
Fiep basketball team, has conplcted
airangemcnts with Loyola Prepnttory
SJiool for a game ntxt Saturday, and,
accordingly, tho quint will Journey to
Paltlmoro to lino up against the Monu
mental City' aggregation In their first
lntt.rscholaetlc contest of tho reason.
In the practice games which the Blue
and Giay jo'sngsters havo played with
Carroll institute and the Y. M. C. A.
Yunkees they havo ehoun forr, vhlch
leads to tne belief that they will be
able to successfully defend tho title of
District lnterso.holastlc champions,
v.lilch they are holding for the second
Does Not Pay Player
To Mistreat Himself
It's a pity how some good ballplayers
drift out of business. Cy Seymour lost
his Job with McGraw because he did
not take care of himself. Ho was then
let out bv the Baltimore rlnh n.i.ti.
lator asked for waivers on him. Now
y is booked to drop into a lower
league. It doesn't pay, after all.
President Meals' Idea
Isn't Absolutely New
The Idea of President Neal, of the
Blue Grass Leaguo, that umpires
should bo reserved, drafted and sold
Just as the players aro Isn't absolutely
new. 'It was voiced by several writers
years ago and came near being put
"Slow Joe" Doyle Wants
To Go to Portland
"Slow Joe" Doyle, a member of the
Cincinnati Reds In IftlO- nnd hnr n.o.
with the Yankees, has asked to be
transferred from the New York Slate
League to Portland, Ore.
NEW YORK. Nov. 29.-In a notice ad
dressed to all club presidents of the Na
tional Baseball League and sent out by
President T. J. Lynch tonight, the nn-
mini laatlnf. tt ttia lann.. la -nlU.I
.m. .tiw.,, ut .no i5ii in uaiiuu lor
Tuesday. December 12, at 2 p. m.. In this
city. The meeting of tho board of di
rectors wjll immediately precede tho
annual meeting of the club presidents.
"Old Arej" Tiintea Like More.
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V' are at Dear in yuu aa your telephone.
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WINNER MAY FACE
WOLGAST IN BOUT
McFarland Will Try to Send
Murphy to Slumber
land. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal.. Nov. .-In-terest
In the Packey McFarlnnd-Tommy
Murphy lightweight contest has livened
to noticeable rlegree as the dato for
the encounter approaches and the Cof
froth pavilion promises to bo well filled I
with ring enthusiasts, tomorrow when
the two fighters are called Into the ring
for their twenty-round battle. It will
bo tho first fight of any consequence
that the fans of the bay district havo
been handed out In several months
The fact that McFarland, In the event
ho wins orer Murphy, will be matched
to meet 'Wolpast for the championship
at an early date has served to Increase
public interest In the bout.
McFarland realizes that to make his
claim for a boat with Wolgnrt impress
ive, he will have to beat Murphy, anil
beat him decisively. Slio-dil Murjihy
put one over on McFarland or even
hold Packey to a draw, It would weaken
MoFnxlar.d's claim to any Wolgaat
match, and as Packey is hot on tho
trail of the champion, he is expected
to show everything that he possessci
age Inst the Harlemlte.
Ihnt Harlo"! Tommy Murphr doe
not propose to lower his colors to
McFarland without a h&id struggle la
shown In the method the Now Yorkor
Is taking to get himself in the beat
popslble condition. Tommy Is nr.e of
the best worker in the boxing came,
but ho never worked half so hard for
any bout as for this ore.
Murphy realizes McFarland has a
great helcht advantage, and he will
hardly wnnte his punchen alrrlng at
head ar.d Jaw. Tommy has bei'n pep
rerlng avav at the ribs of his sparring
partners, which mal-es It api ear tha:
hb wlil devote much of his attention to
"To hear a lot of folks talk." said
Murphy, "you would lmeglnp that the
light was n'ei" before it itarted. Now,
let me tell you. 1 expect to make
McFarland hubilr. I have met him
twice, and he wMl toll you himself that
he had a stiff contest on each occislon.
I'd rather box a tall boy like McFar
land than a short fellow, because
ai.'Hlnst a tall nnn I can work a lot of
ttomach punches, and thero Isn't a
borer In tho buslnen- who cm lake a
good beating about the body."
Phillies Return From
Playing Cuban Teams
PHILADELPHIA. Pa Nov. 29. The
advance guard of the Philadelphia Na
tional League club players who re
cently invaded Cuba have returned
home and speak in glowing terms of
their trip and the treatment received
at the hands of tho Cubans.
"Mike" Dee, who looked after the
condition of the players on the trip,
bald that It was a great help as re
gards to the condition of the men for
"The boys all seem benefited by tho
trip and nre likely to repeat next sea
son," said the Phillies' troiner. Many
of the players. Including Lobert, Knabe,
Mitchell. Chalmers, and Shultz. are re
maining In Florida for a few more days.
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off, easy to tie' the tie"ln.
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?ALL BeAREfcS, WHO NILL COKJMEY THe
RENWWS FROtA THE KITCHEK) To THE WWIMG Room.
Nine Teams Sign
NEW YORK, Nov. 29. Nine
teams already have signed up
to Btart In the big six-day bicy
cle race in Madison Square
Garden, beginning Sunday
night, December 10. Eddie
Root, hero of many long
races, has teamed up with
Freddie Hill, himself a veteran.
Last year Root teamed with
Moran and won the race.
IS CALLED OFF BY
Stricken With Ap
LOS ANGELES. Cal.. Nov. 29.-Fol-lowlng
tho announcement that Ad Wol
gast, lightweight champion of the
world, had ben stricken with uppendl
cltls, Tom Jones, manager for tho
champion, declared today that the Wol-gast-Wclch
bottle scheduled to be held
tomorrow at Tom McCarrey'a Vernon
arena would be declared off.
That Wolgast'8 condition Is serious
Is the general belief, following the an
nouncement by Jones that he will prob
ably submit to an operation today.
Try-Outs in May
It Is the plan of the English A. A. A.
to hold the Olympic games try-outs
about the third week In May and the
annual track and field championships
early In June. Next month a com
bined college and A. A. A. team will
meet In London.
St. Louis Athletes Play
Better on Other Clubs
"There seems to be something that
sticks to the athlete like molasses a
tendency to play indifferent ball in St.
Louis, only to shine when sent to an
other club. ' This Is the statoment made
in print by ono of the St. Louis sport
Midget Team Plays.
Regent Midgets defeated the Juvenile
Midgets In a well-played game of bas
ketball bv u s;ore of 16 to 9.
With the Boxers.
Alf Lynch, the Canadian bantam,
and Joe Shea have signed to meet in
New Haven, December 14.
The defeat of K. O. Brown by "One
Round" Hogan, has boosted Hogan's
stock about 60 per cent.
A Full Dress Shirt,
A tie, white gloves, or fancy
vest anything, in fact, for tho so
cial functions we have them all in
A. B. & S. Shirts, $ 1 up
ADOLPHE BAER & SONS
The Popular Store,
3128 M Street N. W.
South Side of Street.
&e BRIEF BUT
TO MAKE OEBUT
IN CITY LEAGUE
Plays Ingram Tonight in
First Game of
Ingram Memorial Church will play
Carroll Institute team tonight In the for
mer's gymnasium. Tenth street and Mas
sachusetts avenue northeast, at 8:30
o'clock Thla :Svlll be Carroll's first
basketball game In the City League,
and there will probably be a large
crowd present to get a line on them, as
their team is practically made up of
new material. Walsh is the only one
who played on the team last year. In
gram will be strengthened by the ap-
npnrnnrA nt Va.t. u n
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tlo Eastern High School athlete, at
.vinAiu. Aiisimi, iiumuiB win piay
Itoscdale Juniors between the halves.
"Shorty" Hughes will be the referee
of the big contest. The following Is the
line-up of the older teams.
Carroll. Positions. Ingram.
Walsh Forward Bioketts.
Khalln Forward Dodge
Collins Center Chase
Beaulac Guard McCaffrey
O'Dywcr Guard Palmer.
George Washington May
After a period of two years without
athletics at George Washington Uni
versity the entire student body of that
Institution is today backing a move
ment to secure funds to pay off all un
paid debts Incurred in the past by
sports. 'The faculty at George Wash
ington has agreed to allow athletics
to be re-established provided all debts
can be liquidated, and as a result of
this concession on the part of the fac
ulty, the students held a mass meeting
last night and formulated plans to
raise funds to start athletics again
with a clean ledger.
It is understood that a large sum of
money has already been subscribed for
the athletes' cause and much or it has
been paid in cash. A thorough canvas
of the students will be made within the
coming week and every effort will be
put forth to organize a track team to
enter spring meets.
As the efforts of the students to pay
off all athletic debts is so similar to
the recent action of the trustees of
Georgetown University to re-establish
Its credit, President Stockton has en
couraged the project and has promised
Would Corner Players.
Years ago Ban Johnson said the minor
leagues would soon sell their players
until a corner In the playing end of the
game would result. That prognostica
tion has come true.
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. How 7 hey Start
No. 41-Flat Loula Wagner
No. 42 Pope Hummer.. L. A. Dlsbrow
No. 43-Marquette-Bulck C. Basle
No. 44Abbptt-Detrolt.L. A. Mitchell
No. 45-Loxler Ralph Mulford
No. 4-Marmon Joe Dawson r
No. 47 Benr Eddie Hearne
No. 48-Flat David Bruce-Brown
No. 49 Marquette-Bulck..Harry Cobe
No. 60-Abbott-DetroltiC. A. Llmberg
No. 61-Marmon Cyrus Patschke
No. 62 Benz.t Edwin Bergdoll
No. 63-Flat Caleb 8. Bragg
No. 64 Benz Victor Hemery
By HARRY WARD.
If the sneed develoued hv nninh xti.
ford In the Vanderbllt Cup race Monday
is any criterion, tne Grand Prise race
at Savannah tomorrow should develop
one of' the greatest automobile races
ever run. Th course Is everything that
could bi devised by master road build
ers, which is indicated by the fact that
Mulford hung up a new world's road
It la conceded that the Grand Prize
race will be a battle royal between th
Benz and Flat teams. Each of these
has won one of the contests and the
rubber that will be played off tomorrow
will likely make Thanksgiving Day his
toric In the annals of automobile racing.
The rivalry between ho two great
Italian and German firms of manufac
turers, which represent their respective
countries In the race, and the prepara
tions they have made in ears and driv
ers, have made them favorites In the
Heniery, twice 'a loser by a narrow
margin, carries the most of the German
hopts. With many qualified to Judge he
is the favorite in the race. No less dis
tinguished a driver Is Louis Wagner, of
the Flat team, who on form should be
no less a favorite than Hemery. Bach
has won a Vanderbllt.
Last year's winner, David Bruce
Brown, will be a favorite with many.
America's best offering is the Marmoa
team. Their cars have shown a sus
tained flight of 600 miles at 75 miles an
hour on the Indianapolis Speedway.
Two drivers will be picked from "Wild
Bob" Burnam, Joe Dawson, and Cyrus
Patchke. On his splendid showing In
tho Vanderbllt Kalph Mulford will be
picked by many to cop the international
event America probably possesses no
beter pilots than Mulford and those
nominated to driye the other American
With nearly a year In which to pre
pare for the big speed carnival which
comes to an end tomorrow, the racing
circuit of seventeen miles has been
made as nearly perfect as it was pos
sible to prepare it. A heavy grade of oil
was used, which solidified the surface of
the road until It Is almost as hard as
asphalt. A layer of sand was placed
on top of the oil to hold It on the road
bed until the binding process was com
pleted. Since the running of the Van
derbllt and the two light car event's,
the course has been gone over thorough
ly and when the fourteen entrants line
up at the tape tomorrow morning the
seventeen-mile circuit will be in the
same shape it was that enabled Mulford
to hang up a new world's record.
The race will be the third interna
tional event for the grand prize of the
Automobile Club of America, a chal
lenge cup of the value of $5,000. While
run under the auspices of the Savannah
Automobile Club, the Automobile GUub
of America, the oldest motoring organi
zation in this country, sanctions the
event and is sponsor for its running.
The cash prizes offered for the first
three cars to finish run up Into
The course will be thoroughly policed
by Georgia militia. The fact that no
fatality has occurred since the Inaugura
tion of automobile racing at Savannah
attests the fact that the course Is one
of the best guarded In the country. The
Southern city has made a record in this
Washington rr.otorists who use the
short route to Philadelphia and AtVntlo
City wil' bo oleased to learn that the
Improving of the bad stretch betwtTcn
Pcrryvllle and Elkton, Md., will soon bo
made seems certain by recent results.
The Cecil county commissioners havo
$26,000 In bonds ready to be Issued for
good roads work providing the Automo
bile Club of Maryland can Induce mo
torists f raise tho other $5,000 neces
sary to complete the stretch of road in
question. In addition to this the bridge
company which controls the span over
the Susquehanna river has offered to
donate $2,000 for this work, while at tho
monthly meeting of tho club an addi
tional $1,000 was raised. This mokes
only $2,000 more necessary for tho work.
There 13 ten miles of this bad stretch
of road, and it Is figured that it win
cost $3,000 per mile to do the work.
Homes Will Manage.
"Ducky" Holmes, once manager of
Toledo, will not return to the North
western League next season, but Is to
be the manager of the Sioux City club.
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