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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 1913.
N' ap&ecjf I :
Intercity Bowling Tourney Meets With Favor Fowler Busy As He Escorts leamjirQund
HELD IN FEBRUARY
Announcement of Date and
Fact That Event Is Inter
city Affair Adds Interest.
TO HOLD CONFERENCE
HERE ON SATURDAY
Al 1 Leagues Start Up Tomorrow
Night on Schedules After Holi
Announcement that tho annual ten
pin tournament at the Palace alleys Is
to be held February 3, Is -meeting with
approval from all of the bowlers In the
city today. Added zest will bo given
by the fact that the tenpln men from
Hlchmond and Baltimore have been
asked to compete, and the trl-clty event
Js -expected to draw -well.
Tne tournament Is to be glVcn by the
city association, and representatives of
fifteen tcanu met to decide upon the
iate and ways and means of conducting
There Is little doubt but the bowlers
of Baltimore and Hlchmond will enter
tha toumey. Representatives from both
clUes are to be here on Saturday to
meet the "Washington representaUves
when the matter "will be fully talked
The Bureaus, Commissioners, Agricul
ture, Navy, and Interior teams of the
Departmental; Manhattans. Pioneers,
continentals. Iroquois, and Pilgrims, of
Owens, Pursued by
Injury Jinx, Meets
With Serious Fall
Umpire "Brick' Owens, of the 'a
tional League, after Incurring
concussion of the brain when au
cleTator dropped him two
stories in the Mnrquettc Hotel,
St Louis, is reported on' the
road to a rapid rccoTcrj. Ho is
being pursued bj an injury
jinx. He broke his leg in Pitts
burgh last summer and the first
day ho came back to his job he
Tras "beancd" by a Brooklyn
BILLY FOWLER, BASEBALL SECRETARY,
HAS MANY TROUBLES FACING HIM AS
HE PILOTS CLIMBERS OVER CIRCUIT
No Easy Thing Conducting
of a Club.
RACING AT LAUREL
Jockey Club Receipt of Com
plaints May Cause Meet
ing to Go by Boards.
Followers of racing In Washington are
today confronted by the announcement
that racing at Laurel, Md., may be
taken off the calendar, following com- it's no small task- rushlntr a haseball
There's one end of the baseball busi
ness little understood by the funs, the
players or the general public, and yet
It Is most Important. It js, followed by
some of tho beet ot sooa icuows ever
found anywhere They do much toward
adding to the comfort of tho players
during the season and their reports (ac
companied by checks) do much toward
making "the magnates sleep well
o nights. They are the secretaries of
the club, tile men who travel around tho
land with the noble young athletes.
"Hello, Sec," Is generally the greeting
given to the secretary by the player.
"Hello, Ref," 'Is another, used by the
Climbers when they stick out their
Lands to Billy Fowler, one of tho king
pins of the secretary membership. And
these secretaries are always popular,
too, with the players. Why wouldn't
they be .too. when most of them are
It's a lot of work, too, these secre
taries do in tho course of a season.
They travel with the teams, look after
the material welfare of the men at the
hotels and on the trains and are par
ticularly handy when any young ath
lete losses his all In the "kitty."
What They Do.
plaints made by owners that the Lau
rel meet failed to live up to Its agree
ment with owners of horses.
The Jockey Club In New York is in
receipt of complaints today alleging
the Colonial: and G P. O., Chamber of I that the Laurel course failed to com
ply with its agreement to owners, and
that has brought forth a protest both
from owners and the manager of tne
Laurel track. Henry D. Brown.
The question hangs upon the interpre
tation of the stewards then on duty at
the last meeting at Laurel. The stew
ards decided that the Laurel track must
pay two owners larger sums than was
to be in accordance with what the man
ager thought was' proper, and with what
he claimed to have advertised.
Some more definite decision must be
reached, it Is said today, before the
racing Is resumed at Jamestown. The
decision is to affect several stakes ad
vertised In much the same manner as
those under dispute at the Laurel meet
ing. At least three horses must take pen
alties for having won at Laurel when
the stakes were not at what the owners
claim was advertised. In this wav
Jamestown races are said to be In dan
ger ot sunenng unless the matter is
Commerce and Columbia nf th ni
trfct League, had members present at
we meeung. xne subject of the tourna
ment 'was enthusiastically lvi.
The same officers who had charge of
we anair last season will be again in
cnarge. ilore entries are looked for
jnw year ana tne week is expected to
M a. banner one for bowlers In the city.
Big- pin and duckpin bowlers 'are to
gt together again tomorrow night when
schedules will be resumed following the
holiday season. But fewof the leagues
"were in operation during tho recess a
added Interest Is expected after the long
All of the leagues will be in full opera
tion tomorrow night at the various al
leys as follows:
District Rathskeller alleys. Commerce
Departmental Palace alleys Bureau
Colonial Palace alleys,' Continental vs.
Examiners Arcade alleys. Engineers
Individual tourney Palace alleys,
Thomas, McKnew. Hardie.
National Capital Fat Men's alleys.
Fat Men vs. Climbers.
District Saengerbund alleys. Saengers
Northeastern Northeastern alleys,
Carrols vs. Haalons.
Commercial Palace alleys. Baking vs.
Departmental Capitol HI1! alleys.
Treasury vs. War.
Arcade Arcade alleys, Laborites vs.
" Carroll Council Genoas vs. Columbia.
Southern R. R. . Comptrollers vs.
X. of C. Intercouncil Pat. B. C alleys,
Carol vs. oPtomacs: Spalding vs. Wash
Terminal R. R. T. il. C. A. Union
Station alleys. Station No. 1 vs. Shops.
Westminster Palace alleys. Greens vs.
Reds; Whites vs. Blues. .'"
Ingram Memorial Ingram Church
alleys. Boosters vs. White Caps.
"Pop" Halley, captain of the Wels
"bach duckpin team is today winner of
the down and .out tournament which
was a part of the holiday feature of
the Royal alleys. Halley defeated Rider
for the title in the finals.
Rider had led in Individual average
fcr ten best games and came through
to the finals. Knocking over 3S2 nlns
for a good average. Halley took Rider's J
xnarK away irum mm.
Weckerly and Oliver followed In order.
In the roll-off for the .finals Halley
ally took first prize, beating his rival
iy 67 pins.
Averages, published today show the
team around the circuit in the big
show. Railroad accommodations must
be obtained, hotel rooms hired, all
kinds of bills paid, pass gates at the
various parks at least glanced over and
a thousand and one details arranged
every day. Tcs, the secretary goes to
bed tired out every night, and generally
several hours after the heroes of the
diamond have been safely tucked away .
under the covers.
Say, for instance, the Climbers are
going to Philadelphia, Boston, and then
around the frontier of the league. Billy
Fowler has to arrange for the special
cars to carry the team to Philadelphia,
and has to wire for reservations at the
hotel there. Once in Sleeptown he races
downtown to the railroad offices, where
he arranges for the next Jump to Bos
ton. At the ball park he gets the count of
the attendance, paid attendance, that
is, each day and on the final afternoon
he receives his club's share of the re-
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Press Agent Bound .to Come
for Big League
WILLIAM H. FOWLER,
Climbers' Popular Badness Secretary.
nlng team Is the best ever. Maybe,
tliat's.why 1t was "bo pleasant last sea
son,, and I'm pulling, for the same thing
Piles Them In.
Barnstorming trips, though, cause the
secretaries -plenty of trouble. When the
Climbers hit Syracuso last summer It
was fair week, and tho hotels were
packed. The writer saw himself and
eight players shoved into one room.
Seven cots were spread on the floor for
the weary players to use before the ex
hibition game with the Cincinnati Reds.
Eddie AInsmith was sick and had to
stay In his cot until the train left that
night for Cleveland. Yes, Fowler had
his troubles that day. ,
Then, after Fowler had succeeded in
getting the fast train' from Chicago to
New afork to stop at'Thlrty-third street
to let the Climbers catch their special
car, he bumped Into Toronto in nice
week. For an hour that night he went
from ono hotel to another until he had
his -party booked In four .different hos
telrles. "Ha. ha," laughs Fowler, "that was
some arrival, wasn't it? Getting into
town at 10 o'clock at night and then
trying to find" places for the players to
Another duty Fowler has" Is to collect
plenty of small bills just before leav
ing a town. He. has to dole out the
supper money and tne breaicxaat money.
The players have all their expenses ild
while Dn the road, and Fowler superin
tends the delivery of the bills. The fun
ntest cartoon ever drawn couldn't do
this scene justice.
Riley Well Liked.
Eddie Riley, the secretary who travels
with the Boston Red Sox. Is a close
second to Billy Fowler for popularity
arounq; me circuit, tie is a quiet lau.
always on the job and always ready
with a funny story. Hughey McBreen,
who used to travel with the Sox, was a
grand good fellow, but he has been
succeeded by another" prince. '
Tom Davis, the herculean secretary of
Hamilton Seeking to
v Buy Minor Leaguers
And Ends Scouting
Billy Haadltoa, feraer star h$9
' rawer of tie IfetleBal Ieget
aad last year scent torthti Bes.
ten Braresv Is seelliJv to 'par
chase Bom aUser leagae, elafc
ia the Xew'Eagkaa' Leagae er
Eastern AsMtdatlea, the eM
oaaecUeat LcagBe. M afh Daf
fy, feraier.aNUWger of tho White
Sox, Js expected te follow Baai
lltea as exeat fer Jiai Gaffaey's
UDeaaers ia tho Xatleaal
at itHj mm
ITS HARD SCHEDULE
Orange and Blue Meets
Every College of Recogniz
ed Standing in Section.
CONNIE MACK GIVES
OUT SCHEDULE FOR
Veterans Will Have Week
Longer Than They Did
can land them In Cleveland in time for
the scheduled gamo with the Naps. If
the doubleheadcr runs late for any rea
sonwell, some other train must be
taken. Now a special car can't be
tnllnt1 n on,f tf nfMtnlArt at a mnmnt'l
?& I'looLveTi'h5; aUm-ris ' - . days of railroading and
soon as possible, tallies it up and sends I tho secretary has to use all his pow-
back his report to the home office. I ers of persuasion to obtain his accom- j Through It all BiUv Fowler preserves
Pav All the Rill. I modatlons. Well, Billy Fowler usually ' Ms coolness and retains the friendship
The secretary pays all the bills, and ers travel with much less trouble than
he has to keep a sharp eye out lest would be the case were the secretary
some player "put tomethlng over" on 1 somebody else.
jl lie huiviv juiup vui u& wiaiuu iicvcw
that three in a room will be in order,
the roof comes oft., Tb.e secretary Js
the buffer between the hotel and the
player, as he very rapidly learns.
It is the same story all overthe cir
cuit, the same ceaseless hustle for ac
commodations, the same rushing about
to arrange for special ears, the same
bawling out of bickering players.
him. The hotel bill is gone through
with a rapid but eagle eye, and all
Turfmen, who have for some weeks I private expenses incurred by individual
Arcade atarkct to be leading in the Ar
cade Duckpin' League by a good mar
Kin. The team has played thlrty-slr
pames of which It has won twenty
three. Immanuels are second, with a
better team average for games rolled.
The week is expected to change the
standing of the league as all three
teams at the top are closely bunched.
Laborites. which are last in the
league, lead In team average, being
many pins to the god ahead of the real
many pins o the good ahead of the real
Individual leader having played In
thlrty-sU: games for an average of 102.
Ray Morgan, the Nationals ball play
er. Is going to bring a team here to
meet a nicked "Washington Ave. It Is
intimated that the two Krauts boys.
Pop Halley, Elker. and Carroll will take
the Baltimore aggregation on for a
eries of games here and then go to
Baltimore for a return engagement.
Morean will surely be accommodated
alid will probably find that his team Is
not In a class with these men. who are
about the best In the city at the present
Commercial League Is experiencing
one of the closest races of the season.
Star and Halin arc tied for the lead
with Woodward & Lothrop close on
tbelr heels. Chapln & Sacks, the fourth
team in the standing, hag a sod chance
to nose out any team ahead of It.
The Navy Department Duckpin
League, newly organized, announces
its rrhedule, as follows:
January 7. Slarlne Corps No. 1 vs.
Construction and Repair: 10. Marine
Corps No. 2 vs. Construction and Re
nalr: It Marin- Corps No. 1 vs. Steam
"engineering:. 17. Steam Engineering vs.
Construction and Repair: 21. Marin?
Corps No. 1 vs. Marine Corps No. 2;
54. Marine Corns No. 2 vs. Steam Kn
slneering: 28, Marine Corps No. 1 tis.
"Construction and Repair; 31, Marine
Corns No. 2 vs. Construction and Rc-
February 4. Marine Corps No. 1 vs.
Steam Engineering: 7, Construction and
Repair; vs. Steam Engineering: 11, Mn
rtne Corps No. 2 vs. Marine Corp' No.
J: U, Marine Corps No. 2 vs. Steam'
"Engineering; IS. Marine Corps No. 1
. Construction and Repair; 21. Ma
rine Corps No. 2 vs. Construction and
"Repair; 23. Marine Corps No. 1 vs.
Steam Engineering; 28. Stram Engin
eering vs. Construction and Repair.
March -. Marine Corps No. 2 vs.
"Marine Corps No. 1; 7, Marine Corps
"No. 2 vs. Steam Engineering; 11. Mt
rjBe No. 1 vs. Construction and Re
pair; U. Marine Corps No. 2 vs. Con
traction and Repair; 18, Marine Corps
."So. 1va. Steam Engineering; 21. Cbn
straetion and Repair vs. Steam En
KtoeerlBz: 26. Marine Corps No. 1 vs.
3ari-H Cwya No. 2. -.
been 'aware of the dlsDUted decision;
fear that If Mr. Brown's attitude is per
sisted in the Laurel race course will
not be recognized by the Jockey Club
when It asks for dates next October.
Another source of friction which is
causing some discussion by the stew
ards is the fact that the Havre de Grace
management have asked for dates from
April 6 to 26 next, and the application
has been held over by the Jockey Club
stewards, as some of those dates were
in 1912 used by the Jamestown track,
and its manager some time ago asked
for soring dates which would not be
claimed by the Maryland Jockey Club.
Experienced turfmen said today that
a harmonious arrangement Is possible,
whereby Jamestown. Plmlico. and
Havre de Grace can all be granted dates
in April and May. which would satisfy
all three of the managements. Laurel's
charter limits it to" the month of Octo
ber, so it would not be considered In
First race Purse: colts and geldings:
two-year-olds; three furlongs. Old
Gotch. ICG; Brevity. 103; Shadrack. 108;
Dick Dodle. 108: Blarney, 108; Hyki. 10S;
Old Ben. 108: George Parkhouse, 108.
Second race Belling; four-year-olds
and upward: five and a half furlongs.
Gay. 32; Amolialko, 97; Man Em'ly.
97; Flying. 98: Hugh Gray, 99; Just Red.
99; Anne McGee. 101: Rosey Posey. 101;
Green Isle. 101; Hidden Hand. 108; Crex,
103; Serenade. 106.
Third race Selling: four-year-olds and
upward; five and a half furlongs. Sanel,
102; FaneuII Hall. 102; Frank G. Hogan.
103: Gcmmell, 103: Garland. 1W: Rogon.
104: Parnell Girl. "104; Oakland, IOC;
Mlnco Jlmmie. 106; Dominica, 108 Orba
Fourth race Handicap: three-year-olds
and upward: mile. Rio Brazos, 82;
Cracker Box, 92: Lady Panchlta. 93;
Flying Fet. 103; Gen. Marchmont.
J07: Irish Gentleman, 110: Melton Street,
112; Injur.?. US; G. M. Miller, 120.
Fifth race Selling, four-y tar-olds and
upward: Ave and one-half furlongs.
Buss. 97: Iron Queen. 101; Zool, 101;
Pickaninny, 101; Good Intent. 103; Ev
ran, 103; J. M. Stokes. 103; Doc Allen,
103; King Earl. 103. Twickenham, 103.
Sixth race Selling; threc-vear-ol'is
and upward; six furlongs. Klva, SO:
Butter Ball. 103; Calethumpian, 108:
MImiroso. 103; Engraver, 103: Sea Cllrr,
105; Orimar Lad. 106; Ocean Queen.
107; Swish, 109; Sir Alvescot. 110.
players aA put back to them. Said off
hand, this seems easy, but ask Billy
Fowler about some of the players who
have been with the Washington dub.
Of course, he has already wired the
hotel in Boston for reservations. On
arrival, he Is Informed that a big con
vention Is being held under the shadow
of the icrea codfish, and that the play
ers will have to go three to a room.
Here the secretaries troubles begin to
The players usually team up with
some regular partner, and this arrange
ment demanded calls for a shuffling of
the -cards. Of course, the players blame
the secretary as a matter of form. He
just grins, and, when they become too
peevish, bawls them on his own ac
count. In thjs he is always backed up
by the manager, who has been through
the whole game himself.
Now For Trouble.
A doubleheader Is billed for the last
day and now the secretary's troubles
begin In earnest. If the team can get
away at a certain time, a certain train
tales Fowler's cleaning up his hotel ac
count before he goes to'the park. Then,
he frequently discovers that some care
less player has. laundry due or a trunk
left In his room. That's why the secre
tary gets grayheaded before his time.
Of course, he has wired ahead to
Cleveland for his hotel there, but he
may have to make way for another
convention there, too. That means more
The worst convention town In the
country is Detroit. Ball clubs will ar
rive there bright and early In the morn
ing, coming from Cleveland by boat,
and find no rooms available. Then
there's howling. Fowler has to get at
least a couple of rooms for the most
nervous men to sleep in before the
game. This always applies to the pitcher
scheduled to work that day. But then
there's the rest of the bunch.
This fellow wants to take a bath. That
one wants the trainer to rub his sore
shoulder. The other wants to shave.
They all stand around and bawl the
secretary for not getting them rooms.
And when they are Informed that no
rooms will be ready till E o'clock and
of the railroad men, the hotel men and
tne piayert. lou see it pays to have
For .Eigjit Years.
"I've been-'coimected with the Wash
ington club' ever since the American
League came to town," Fowler told the
writer, "and for nine years I have one
en the road with the team. The' worst
experience I ever had in inyline waa
arriving in St. Louis during the world's
fair In 1S04 and not having a place to
take the bunch. That gave me a 'horror
and I shall never forget the man in the
St. James Hotel, who said he was will
ing to give us shelter. I could have
fallen on his neck.
"Yes, there's a lot of detail to the Job
of arranging -for the regular tours.
Imagine all the details you have to
make for yourself for a short trip, say
to Boston. Then think of what must
be done for thirty-flve men who are to
be on the road for-almost a month and
kiting six or seven different cities for
stays of three or four days In each
"The boys are good fellows, though,
and we have good times together. The
team Griffith has now has fewer chronic
'crabs' than any team this city ever
had before. It was a pleasure to travel
around with the team last year. Also,
I might say, that traveling with a wln-
the Yankees. Is well liked bv Dlayers
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ana newspaper rncu, inougn tni
recans one scrtoe wno was q
under the root of the old Arlington,
here, because Hal Chase didn't like him.
"I hate to do it,'' Davis explained to
the kicking scribe, "but Chase simply
won't let you have a decent white man's
room." it might be explained that the
New York clubs pay all traveling ex
penses of scribes on the road with the
Bill Blackwood, who press egents for
the Naps, is another good fellow. In'
addition to keeping up his secretary's
work. Blackwood manages to keep the
scribes informed ahead of time with
Interesting and valuable data of the
Naps, sending full statistics concern
ing all new players with the team.
?,- Coming Some Tiaei
The time Is coming when evqry big
league club will carry, to addition to
the business secretary, a man who
will look out wholly for th,e press agent
possibilities of the team. Baseball re
ceives more publicity than any branch
of amusement enterprise in the world.
It is mostly free" advertisement, too.
The public- demands complete Informa
tion about its heroes.
Has Walter Johnson a sore throat
out in Detroit? The fans here want to
know all about It. They want to know
what Is being done for it. They want
to know If Mike Martin Is caring for
it or has a regular physician been
called in. This kind of information
can, and is, provided by the war cor
respondent. But there is much information that
papers outside the big" league circuit
might use, and would gladly use.
could they get It. Many of these pa
pers are situated in cities and towns
close to the big league cities. Their
readers -help to swell big league cof
fers. It Is for them that the baseball
press agent will work one of these
days. But perhaps then It will be
harder to get Into the papers the
chatty stuff that now fairly swamps
Coach of Tech Crew
To Announce Plans Soon
Definite announcement of the plans
for the coming season on the water
will be made by Coach Clarence Hecox
of the McKfnley Manual Training
School some time this week.
Nothing definite has been announced
as yet although Coach Hecox has decid
ed to give all his attention to taking
care of the crews In future, with the
idea of not only developing a schoolboy
crew, but affiliating the boys with the
Analostan Boat Club.
Tech's second venture on the water
was made last spring, and the crew,
composed of the greenest sort of ma
terial, rowed good races In all its en
gagements. A number of veterans are
available for the crew this year, among
them Nash. Gibson, White. Chamber
lain, Burr.slde, Roberts, Hardle. Rice
tand McKInney making up an eight.
Three Naplanders Are
Decorated With Can
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. C Three
more Naplanders hac been dropped
by Manager Joe Blrmlnsnam before the
training season opens. Outfielder Hen
dryx, who looked verv good last fall
in center field; Brenner, a pitcher from
the Wisconsin League, and Kibble, a
third baseman from Portland, Ore,
cave been released to New Orleans. I
WILL GIVE WAY TO
ROOKIES IN GAMES
Manager Jennings Will Try
Out Youngsters in
BOB THAYER'S SPORTING GOSSIP
"EVERY KNOCK IS .4 BOOST."
Now or never.
DETROIT. Mich.. Jan. S.-The vet
erans of the Detroit Tigers, according
to training plans given out by Secre
tary Charles Navln, will not be ex
pected to do much work thl3 spring,
and will not even report until after
the youngsters have been looked over
by Manager Jennings at Gulfport, La.
In the spring exhibition games the
veterans wHI not be used If there are
enough youngsters to make up the
team. The squad will not be divided
this year, a radical departure front
former custom, but will be kept to
gether co that Manager Jennings may
watch all tho players In uctlon.
The exhibition games make up thes
hardest practice schedule arranged for
the Tigers In ears. After meeting
the strong Nev Orleans club In five
games on March 16. 17. IS. 19. and 20,
the team will go to Mobile for three
on March 22. 23, and 21. Gulfport has
three on March 23, 26, and 27; Mem
phis, March 29 and 30; Chattanooga,
March "SI. April 1. 2, 3, and 4; Louis
ville, April 0 and 6; Cincinnati. April
7 and 8. The Tigers will open the
American League season In Cleveland
on April 10. ...
One more trial will be given Del
Gainer, the crack first baseman, who
was out of the game last season with
a broken wrist. If he bhows a return
to form, he will probably make the
team. If his wrist proves too weak,
he will be released and somo other
player tried out at the Initial corner.
Will Play Sutton.
NEW YORIC Jan".3.-VillIe Hoppe.
champion JS.2. balk-line. "blllUJrd. player
nf the world, will defend his title against
George Sutton, qf Chicago, at the Hotel
Actor on February C
It is now or never with Charlottesville
this week. Whether or not the Climbers
will train there in March will be settled
finally In a few days. The town cannot
veil afford to lose such good advertis
ing, while the club has many other good
6fTers. It's all up to Charlottesville.
Yale is still uncertain as to Its foot
ball policy. Captain Ketcham is to de
.., . v whnt will be done. Prob
ably a resident coach will bo named for
a term of years, and It looks t0 '
If Howard Jones or Frank Hlnke
would be appointed.
Final game today.
The final football game of the local
season will be played today. Owing to
the weather in this section, football may
bs played well Into January, but It Is a
.pteatlon whether interest remains much
after Christmas. However, a fair-sized
crowd should see today's battle at
Union League Park.
Roger Bresnahan Is grinning over the
settlement of his case In St. Louis. He
Is said to have obtained 0.000 and may
now sign with the Reds at a handsome
Mlary, which Is not so bad. With
Roger behind the bat the Reds may be
dangerous for many teams In tho race
next season in tho National League.
Well, It's about time the Reds did some
thing beside win the winter league flag.
Thorpe not played.
come up to expectations. Neither
of (hese Georgetown boys appeared
In the summaries of the races or
events in the Junior, indoor champion
ships held at the Twenty-second Reg
To hold tourney.
FIVE MENTIONED AS
YALE HEAD COACH
PHILADELPHIA. Pa Jan. a-Coai
niq Mack, the wizard and Sphinx of
baseball, will depart from this city on
February 2 for San Antonio, Tex., ac
companied by his "White Elephants, or
at least a -large part tf thenxv Those
members of the team Hying In IheiWest
and South will report at the training,
camp on February 27. One weeK lesa
will be spent training this spring;, but
the veterans will have one more longer
than they did last year. Connie Mack
Is making no mistake this year. He
Intends to have his veterans In per
fect condition by the time. the bell rings.
The regulars will remain at San An
tonio until March 14 when they will
begin a series of exhibition games, that
will bring them North and fit them for
the early games on the league schedule.
Following are the dates as arranged
bw- Connie Mack for his .regulars: At
Fort Worth. TexMarch 15; at Dal
las. Tex.. March l; at Texarkana. Tex..
March 17;' at Memphis, Tenn.. March
18 and 19; at Nashville, Tenn.. March
20 and 21; at Louisville, Ky., March 3B
and 23; at Indianapolis, Ind., March 27,
28. 29. and 20.
The second team will start their ex
hibition games a week earlier than the
regulars, making their way back to
Philadelphia by easy stages along the
Atlantic coast Their games are as
follows: At Austin. Tex., March 8 and
9; at College. Station, Tex, March 10.
11. 12. and 13; at Dallas, Tex. March 13;
at .Fort Worth, Tex, March lS;-at Hous
ton, Tex.. March 17. 18, 19, 2L"and .21:
at Beaumont TexT, March 22 and 23; at
New Orleans La., March 25'and 26: at
"Birmingham, Ala., March 27, 2S, and 29;
at Montgomery. Ala., March 30; at
Greenville. S: C, March 31: at Ashe
VUle. N. C. April 1 and 2; at Greensboro.
N. C, April 3; at PortsmoUth,Va., april
4; at Norfolk. Va., April 5 and 7; at
home, April 8.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Vi, Jaa, 5.
When Virginia meets Gallaudet here at
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. I have started oao of the rsiost trying and
i pretentious schedules ever aadertaken
' by an Orange and. Blue basketball quint:
A team will be met practically every
two .days until. March L when tho season
Manager Gill has placed .games with
every college4 of recogaUed athletic
ability in" tho 'South' Atlantic 'section,
with the exception of.VIrgte6 "Poty
tecfanlc Institute, with whom no" satis
factory date coukr Be fixed- "
Captain Cnurehman and Coach "Pop '
Lannlgan have had the aspiring' basket
ball tbsaers dut for & workout- each
afternoon since the Christmas recess
and starting-tomorrow will begin night
practice In order to accustom the men.
to artificial light under whleh condi
tions all the contests will be.staged. '
The biggest Doom of the iniirm" cmm
Thursday, when bus Makies. the Blast
football tackle. 'resorted as a candidate.
Maiden comes with an csvIaMe" reputa
tion, being lastseasen at ntesber of the
crack Mobil (Ala.) Y. M. C. A. (Jutet.
recognized "champions of that section of
Maiden Is a forward, and a close fol
lower of the balL His work' Is alto
get he i rfor the team and never neMs
toward ifldlvlduallty. Whether Be wilt
starf-the .season- at oae"of tne forward,
positions "1s -doubtful beeaase of the
limited amount of practice indulged in.
Other strong' candidates for the for
ward positions 'arc Todd, formerly of
Cathedral Scjiool; Stickler; a 'baseball
player: and Manager GUI. Which et
the above' four win start against Gafi
laudet involves the 'only problem 'on
Lannlgan's shoulders. "BUI" Rlxey is
again holding- forth as a star at the
pivotal position and is showing' vastly
Improved - form over his last season's
world An Injury Is the only thlmr that
could possibly displace- him.
For the guard positions Captain
Churchman and Llle Campbell will-start
the .season Both are" veterans aad
should -show good form throughout the
schedule. They are small, agile" men.
and follow the "ball weB. Campbell was
oat of school last year, teit for two
years previous played a consistent gaat4
at guard and' was rewarded by a place
oa theAI-South Atlantic- five.
Western to Play Its
Game With Business
t Bnslnessiand Western are. tomeet ia
the " posiaaar dgame "Of Cthe . In t erecho
hurtle "askctbaU League on FWdayTae
cording to reports. The"tea;ms wererM
have jr.et last -Friday, hut the fact that
the holidays were so close to,the con
test pcecluded any posiblllty of playing
the game. .
One other game remains to be played,
and this with the Westecn-Bulsness
game, will be worked off before "the
regular schedule is resumed. Cathedral
Is now In the lead, for the title with
The enUre Indian football team al
most, played against Pcnn last night
Judging from the line-up. Such foot
ball men as W.heelock, Guyon, Large,
Goesbarl:, and Crano took the floor
against the Penn basketball team
which had Jourdot, of the football
team on It. Thorpe was advertised,
but failed to put In an appearance.
Low failed to win.
Marshnll Low failed to win at New
York last night EHer also failed to
The intercity bowling tourney to I
be held at the Palace alleys starting
February 3 Is sure to be attractive,
for It will undoubtedly serve to help
bowling In the city. Representatives
from Baltimore and Richmond wilt
come on In numbers to tackle the
local men and good sport Is promised.
Central High Pleased
Over Return of Taggert
Followers of baseball at Central High
School are delighted with the announce
ment that Taggert, last year's pitcher.
Is to again return to the Institution.
The loss of Captain-elect King will be
In a measure made up for bv Taggerl'a
Plans for the baseball season will be
taken uo at the O street Institution
shortly, and a captain will be elected to
fill the vacancy made by King's de
parture. Central has yet to appoint a captain
of track and is now looking for a man
to AH King's shoes for the baseball
Freddie Welsh After
Willie Ritchie's Title
r reddle Welsh, lingfand's premier
lightweight boxer. Is coming to this
country to seek a match with Willie
Ritchie, who won the lightweight title
from Ad Wolgast Thanksgiving day,
and he expresses himself as satisfied of
his ability to become world's champion,
if he can enter the same ring with
If unable to corner the American
ellamplon. Welshc will take on Joe
Rivers, Ad Wolgast and Joe Mandot.
Victories over these three contenders
for the title will force the champion to
consider hi challenge. ,
Ketcham's Decision Will Be
Given to Public Next
NEW HAVEN. Conn., Jan. . Walter
Camp, Tom Shevlln. Howard Jones.
Frank Hlnkey, and "Pudge" Heffcl-
Hngcr. were mentioned as possible head
coaches of the Yale football eleven In
1913 at the big dinner given by Capt.
Henrv H. Ketcham at the Hotel Taft
last night, but no decision will be an
nounced by the gridiron leader until
next week. Then. It Is believed. Yale's
football policy will be made public,
and plans Immediately started for the
season next fall. The only absentees
were Arthur Howe, last year's head
coach, and Prof. Robert Corwln, the
only former football captain In the
The present system was opposed
strongly by Frank S. Butterworth. Jack
Owsley. "Beef" Field, Jim Rodgers, and
Foster Sanford. The whole coaching
situation was discussed thoroughly, and
Captain Ketcham. on wnose shoulders
rests the tlnal decision, wilt consider It
all this week before announcing what
shall be done.
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