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Test at Remington Arms Company, Bridgeport, Conn.,
Measures Peerleso Walter's Velocity of Throw Com
pared With That of Nap Rucker.
Comparisons With Johnson's Speed
Here are sosae approximate comparisons of (be speed of Walter John
son's fast ball 'with the Telocity of automobiles, Iceboats, aero
planes, running horse, and John Paul Jones, world's champion
123 feet per second
88 miles per honr
160 feet per second
104 miles per hoar
187 feet per second
128 miles per honr
JOHN PAUL JONES, MILER.
20.5 feet per second
14.45 miles per hour
In u. teat 'Of his speed yesterday at
the Remington Arms Company,
Bridgeport, Conn., Walter Johnson,
the Climbers' great pitcher, threw an
official league ball 122 feet per second.
lie did this without warming: up and
in his street clothe. Nap Itucker,
Brooklyn's wonderful southpaw, also
engaged In the test, but succeeded In
hurling the sphere against the re
cording dial at a rate of only 112 feet
The pitchers had to fire the ball
through a frame of wood about two
feet square. Running from top to
bottom were ten fine copper wires.
(These wires are first broken and re
.cord the time the ball leaves the
wooden frame. Five yards away, Is a
teel plate. ,Thls records the time the
I ball lands.
Johnson may have good control on
a ball field, but the thin wires proved
'a problem to him at first. He bad to
throw the ball five times before he
could break one of the wires. His
first throw was calculated at 120 feet
' Thought t Cinch.
Nap thought It was a cinch to break
the wires, but he found out different-
lly after bis first try. The trouble was
tha tin let m the ball before com
pleting a full awing. This caused the
sphere to go through the wooden
xrame auoui tnreo uicncs irum me
outside wire. Nap took his second
chance, but failed. On his third at
tempt he smashed two wires and the
'tester recorded 106 feet per second.
Johnson shifted his position for his
second try, and-thought hl gauge was
just right for the wires. But Walter
missed again, and had to try three
times 'before ho was able to record his
throw. This .throw was one foot a
second faster than his first.
Xt Rucker Is Faster.
Rucker then had 'his second test, and
his speed was also faster.' The. record
for Nap's second' attempt was 109 feet
Scr second. Thun Rucker tried a curve
all, but this proved too slow to record.
In his last try Johnson made his best
record, 123 feet a second. Rucker also
Send Your Bowling
Schedules To Times
Secretaries of bowling leagues of
Washington arc requested to
send their schedules for the
.1912.13 bowling season to the
Sporting Departmoi.'. of The
Times. News and notes of the
players will also be welcomed
and printed when room permits.
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118 feet per second
77 miles per honr
175 feet per second
120 miles per hour
SALVATOB, RUNNING HORSE.
110 feet per second
75 miles per hour
had another chance, and he Increased
his speed by four feet, the ball trav
eling through the air at the rate of
112 feet a second.
After the test Rucker said that John
son had not thrown at his full speed,
and that If he had he could have thrown
over 1G0 feet a second.
The speed for the new Government
Colt, .IS-callber automatic revolver Is 800
feet per second. A high power hunting
rift?, .SS-callber. autoloading, has a ve
locity of 2.000 feet per second.
Men Play Doubles
,.For City Trophy
The challenge round In the men's
doubles for the championship of the
District, the drawings and matches In
the mixed doubles, and the women's
singles are to be held on the courts of
the Bachelors' Tennis Club today. R.
Hornldge and Arthur Ilellen, who yes
terday defeated L. I. Doyle and A. W.
Howard, are slated to oppose Craves
and Cordon, last year's winners of the
A number of entries In the women's
singles assures several good matches,
and In this respect an Increase over
last year's event Is noted. Among those
who have signified their Intention of
competing for the women's singles are:
Miss Baker, Miss Corson, Miss Du
four, Miss page, Mrs. Hathaway, Miss
Doyle. Miss llolden. and Miss Marr.
Miss Baker and C. T. Chapman, Mrs.
Hathaway, and Ralph Barnard, Miss
llolden and R. Hornldge, Miss Miller
fnd Mr. Wick, and Miss Doyle' and L.
I. Doyle are the entrants up to date
In the mixed doubles.
Washington Fans Are
To See Woiius Series
a!hoh '!'? number of Washington
u... !?? ?.'" see fhe opening game, at
i. f-Pii ,.h.e wr,J s series this year
dyed-in-the-wool bugs left today for
Nf,wy"K: ,Selud'"5 . foiio'wiSg: Ior
s J i ' f "wr, president or the
ImUSUW tOV', ." naP'oy- treasurer"
iivW n!LJV W?.Is.h' "ec-ery; Gene Henl
ley. Robert Callahan. Jr.. Jim Sprig-
"""i JeSri.own " successful baseball
coach; Mike Kahoe, the Nationals' plrse
scout; Tom Keane, Louis Weaver, Fred
VitT9 II KJnlA - Hh. SL.i j-Ja
... w. ... ."".an, own numn, wnaries
Berry, Joseph Crawford. Dave Duunl-
Thornton Chesley, Dana Sinclair
Charles Unklns. Charles Hammond. C
J. Harley, Dick Bell, and U B, Helm.
EUer Will Lead.
Bob Eller Is to lead the Georgetown
track team this season, having received
the captaincy when Ed Chapman sent
In his resignation on account of parent
tal objection. Eller la In his second
year at Georgetown, and last year
pro en iie is in a cias oy nimseir as an
all-round track man.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES, MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1912,
OF THE WORLD'S SERIES
SECRET PRACTICE TO BEGIN
TODAY FOR HILLTOP TEAM
Coaches to Remedy Many
Defects Cropping' Out in
By BRYAN MORSE.
Georgetown is to Inaugurate secret
practice today and will continue this
policy throughout the season, follow
ing the announcement of the decision
definitely reached last week. It Is de
signed to keep the playing field and
stands clear of spectators and only
those directly connected with the team
are to be allowed Inside tho Inclosure
at the lUlltbp.
Beginning Saturday the big games ot
the season are to come. Washington
and Lee meet In the first game,
while the team plays Carolina A. and
M. at Raleigh, N. C, on Thursday, Oc
tober IT, which date Is ten days before
the Indians- game here. With these
games coming tho coaches ,have placed
the ban on spectators, and It Is con
fidently expected that the squad will
bo given the hardest sort of work from
now until the season ends, with V. P. I.
game, on Thanksgiving Day.
At least four definite conclusions may
be drawn from Saturday's game against
Mike Thompson's Mt. St. Mary's team.
While tho' performance of several Indi
viduals was highly commendable and
shows that the Blue and Cray has a
number of stars of the first water, the
esentlals of team play and work on the
attack were noticeably lacking. Weak
nesses on the flanks on the defense
ur nnnarent. the necessity of a line
plunger for the backfield, the noticeable
disconcerted una BiruBgunB u.ioin v
the back field on offense and lack ot
generalship In running the team were
the factors which showed Just how
muoh work Is to be done with the team.
Georgetown can put on tho field as
well a substituted team as any In the
South, the material la there, without
doubt, but the fact that the linemen
failed to charge properly, to use their
hands correctly on defense, allowing
their opponents to get In loo quickly to
body check them, and failed to diag
nose plays quickly, pioved conclusively
that the rudiments of football have not
been pnvperly drilled In.
All the coaches In the country this
fall have spent lesl time than usual on
the fundamental principles ot the game,
the first hand rudiments, and started
the squads off on plays much sooner
than Is usually the case. Georgetown
Is no exception and the showing of the
team to date Indicates that the squad
ulll have to go back to first lessons bar
lore real progress can be reasonably
The most glaring fault that cropped
out was the failure of the backs to
properly protect the runner, enda were
checked but not properly dumped and
many times came In and got the run
ner while the Interference was still on
Its feet. It the backlleld, Jim Dunn
during his short stay In the game
showed the other backs up to a great
disadvantage. Dunn, taking advantage
of the holes the linemen opened, ripped
through for substantial gains, kept his
feet until dragged to the ground by
sheer weight of tacklers, and showed
what could be done by properly plung
ing Into the line.
There Is little doubt tuit that the team
will be tuken through n course of
sprouts this week and whllo the work
will pull wonderful results for
your business. No mutter what
business you are In, these silent
salesmen will build It up. Many
flourishing Arms owe their suc
cess to'the circular letter. Try
It and watch the return.
District National Bank Building.
today will be light, from Tuesday to
Friday should see the team undergoing
a change which will be a noticeable
Improvement over Saturday's game.
Some excuse can be made for the
team owing to the fact that Its full
strength has not been put In the Une
un as vet. Many men are on the In
jured list and others who reported lata
hit wociuwjf out oi conuuion ana win
be subjected to hard work before the
can put forth their best efforts. With
White and Dunn back In shape real
progress In the backfield" will be noticed,
nnd with due attention to the tackles
whose work Saturday fell far below
the standard set by Hart and Wymard
last year, the team can expect to go
Into the harder games of the cam
paign without misgivings as to results
In Us favor.
Catholic University opens up Its sea
son on Saturday with Rock Hill Col
lege and the Brooklanders will bo
watched with Interest The team has
been hard at work under Coach Mc
Dcvltt and Is looked upon as having
excellent prospects for this year despite
the rather haid games schrdulrd. Mc
Devltt Is sure to have a well drilled
competent eleven and If the material
Is up to the standard that Is claimed
Catholic University may have reason
to feel proud of Its team.
Barring the work of Oberlln against
Cornell, which was reasonably to be
expected, the surprise ot the football
season so far has been sprung by
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were hed to a scoreless tie despite the
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at a field goal and Washington and Jef
ferson, having been beaten by "a lucky
drop kick by Eddie Butler In Its first
game against Cornell, has done great
work so far.
Harvard did better against Holy Cross
With an nnlllKnnl ...!.- -.1- ..
did Yale, and from what can bo learned
uuiu u-uiiis are woraing aneau on
schedule for the late season games with
a definite Idea and purpose In view.
Princeton had little difficulty with Le
high's crippled eleven but showed a di
versity of attack that seems to Indi
cate that the Tigers have swung across
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Instead of developing the defense has
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of the game.
Pcnn did well enough against Dickln-I?-n..,to
.h?rrant. ?"" assertion that the
Ilfj 8i tnl8 reV " ona wh,cn th nd
Sn& nlS? can, fce.' Proud of. The back
field will rank with those of any other
elevens, and the team as a whole shows
great Improement over that which
shamed the Institution last season.
Carlisle's failure to win was a sur
prise. Georgetown's Interference needs bols
Morey, Dartmouth's halfback, araln
distinguishing himself Saturday with his
Lehigh bumped against a atone wall
when It tried to duplicate last year's
BCore at Princeton.
Harvard's great backfield, Wendell.
Brlcklcy, and Hardwlck. ran through
Holy Cross as If through a prep school
line. These lads will bear watching.
The Middles not a had Mini frnm tha
Johns Hopkins eleven Saturday In the
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weakness. As the circulation becomes more thoroughly saturated with
the malarial infection, the digestion is deranged, chill3 and fever come
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THE SWIFT SPECIFIC C0V ATLANTA, GA.
Secret Practice on Hilltop Today
Catholic University Plays
First Contest of Season
Navy could make but one touchdown,
while the Baltlmoreana kicked a goal
from the field.
O'Hearne, Cornell's right end, alone
stood out cotAplcuops tor bis good
work against Oberlln. The Ithacans
showed no life In their work, and. after
getting the ball within striking distance
of tho Ohio team's goal, could not put
Good Steeds Figure
At Laurel This Week
The programs for the second week at
Laurel are likely to Improve and the
conditions are so made up that the best
horses will be brought out. Wltth the
big fields of closely matched horses and
with the form of many not yet dis
closed, tho Job ot picking winners will
bo extra hazardous for some time to
The army race la an uncertain propo
sition all around. Kyrat has won a
number of theao races, and, os he will
get a good ride, looks as safe as any
thing. Klnnelon and Qua Strous should
go well also.
Tho two-year-old handicap brings out
a field of crackerjack youngsters.
Frederick I. tckes up the top
weight 126 pounds. He wan con
sidered the best youngtfter at Havre
de Grace, and the last time out took
up 123 pounds and won from Cock of
the Walk and Palanquin, which ap
pear to bo the contenders today. It
Frederick L. Is fit, the extra three
pcunds will not stop him. Cock of the
Walk la a classy colt and did, not show
his best at Havre de Orace. It may be
he will be very dangerous today at the
difference In weight. Both colts, how
ever, will have to be at their best to
heat Pnianqualp, which Is on edge
now. Barnegat, too, may have a
The fourth race Is a classy affair, and
full of speed. Hhackeltnn is as fast as
most anything In training now. On his
recent form he seems to have a glori
ous chance for first money. Altamaha,
which ran third In the Inaugural
Hanlcnp, fUrurts the contender, al
though Donald McDonald will be dan
gerous. Azylada has a world of speed,
hut the route looks too far for her.
A bunch of very clover sprinters will
parade In the fifth race. Sherwood i
a consistent performer, and may get
name nrsi nere, out no win meet with
plenty of opposition. Ben Loyal Is
sure to go well. Blue Thistle and Ca
llsse also will bo dangerous.
The last event of the day Is open,
and several have a good chance. El
Oro Is lit now. and mav bo tha iiiiu
one. Wolferton figures good for tho
place, whllo Hatteras and Michael An
gelo may fight It out for the show
Games at Lyceum.
The world's series between the Bos
tons and New Yorks will be reproduced
on the playograph at the Lyceum
Theater thlsweek In conjunction with
the regular performance, and the game
will start at the same time as played
at the ball field. ."-you
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out. Malaria can only be cured by removing the
germs from the blood. S. S. S. destroys every par
ticle of malarial Infection and builds up the blood
to a strong, nourishing condition. Then the sys
tem receives its proper amount of nutriment, sal
low complexions grow ruddy and healthful, the liv
er and digestion are righted and every symptom
of Malaria passes away. S. S. S. cures in every
BOB THAYER'S SPORTING GOSSIP
Engel the Powerful.
Joe Engel Is too powerful. Yesterday
he hit a player of the Hoboken Inde
pendent team, and sent him to the hos
pital with concussion of the brain. If
the Nationals' young pitcher can but
learn to put this tremendous speed over
the plate and not up against the skulls
of his opponents, he should become a
big league star. Joe Is much too pow
erful right now,'
Chance a prize.
If Garry Herrmann succeeds In ob
taining Frank Chance to lead the Reds
In 1912, he will get a prize manager who
may lift Cincinnati out of the depths.
In eight years Chance has won four
pennants and two world's titles, and his
Cubs never finished lower than third.
He may prove the Clark Griffith of the
Johnny Kllng, once the greatest
catcher in the game, retires to his pool
room In Kansas City, giving way to
George Stalllngs. In his day Kilns was
a wonder. Salary differences with Charlie
Murphy kept him out of the game a
year, and when he returned, he hod
lost much of his cunning. However, his
fame will live long In the National
Crafts at head.
Fritz Crafts should develop a good
team at Gallaudet There appears to
be excellent material on hand, num
ber ot veterans returning for the eleven.
Crafts has so far shown that he Is
capable, and Gallaudet may look for
a better team than that which repre
sented tho Institution last season, in
playing V. M. I. on Saturday the Buff
and Blue la up against the hardest
sort of proposition.
Bob Eller elected.
As a reward for his exceptional show
ing last ear, Bob Eller received the
capltancy of the Georgetown track
team when Chapman resigned. Many
thought Eller should have received the
honor at the first election, but as he
Is now at the head of the team all
criticism has been removed. Eller Is
by all odds the best track athlete In
this section of the country, and well
deserves the signal honor conferred
by his teammates.
Navy not surprised.
The Hopkins-Navy game Is not to be
taken as Indicative of Navy's strength,
nor is Hopkins to be lauded to the skies
as having a team capable of coping
with the service eleven. Coach Howard
804 Seventeenth Street
97 YFAR0.' Successful practice In
1-VniW ttlo ,,. ofcbrusJe,
Nervous, and Special Uiseases ot Mea
Means Health o You It Yon Suffer
Kroin Catarrh. Obetlty, IUieumatlim, Consti
pation, riles, Throat. Lung, Drain, Heart,
Wood, and tJkln Dlteaio', Ntrvoua Debility,
Kidney DIhmvi, niaddtr Troubles, BpedAa
Blood rolsonlnr, Eruptlona, Ulcers, and all
private diseases cured for Ufa by safe
CHAJiaES LOW. INCMJDINO MEDICINE!
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Private Waltlna: Room for Ladles.
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had a green team on tho field, and the
regular Navy players were not used.
Later In the season Navy will be able to
run rings around Hopkins while at pres
ent, with but a week's practice and few
scrimmages, the green men were soft
and incapable of making a fair show
ing. The week's pracUce.
This week will mark the turning
point In the football (campaigns of
th various colleges In the 'country
and coaches will know upon whom they
will have to depend for their teams, to
:?..t,rou'h tne season. The regulars
will bo selected and fights for positions
on the college elevens for the honor a
getting Into the big games will be tho
features from now on.
Cathedral School Gives
Out Football Schedule
Seven games will be played by tho
National Cathedral School for Boys
football team, according to the an
nouncement made today. While there
are one or two games pending. It Is ex
pected that the team will opn Its sea
son on Saturday with Business High
Under the direction of Coach .George
Green the Cathedral squad Is at prac
tice on Satterlee Field. The schedulo
Is as follows: Oct 12, Cathedral vs.
Business; Oct 19, Cathedral vs. Wood
berry Forest: Oct. M, Cathedral vs.
Western High; Nov. 2. Cathedral vs.
Boys' Latin; Nov. 9, Cathedral vs. East
ern High; Nov. IS, Cathedral vs. Epis
copal High; Nov. 23, Cathedral vs.
Army and Navy Prep.
Preps' Eleven Takes
On Business Thursday
The Georgetown Preparatory school
football team Is to meet Business High
School on Thursday on the west end
field. Under the coaching of "Cuppy"
Farmer, the Business team has been
showing ability and should put up a
good game against the Preps, which
opened their season last week with a
victory over Western.
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