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THE WASHINGTON TIMES WEDNESDAY; JANUAKY 15, 1913. "
President Robert H. Young Appoints Committee to Examine Amateur Baseba
At Shooting Three Balls Around the Green Table, to Defeat Willie Hoppe No One Is Able
Mexican Wildcat, After Goir
to Floor, Hands Terrif
Commission -Constitution to Be
Taken .Up Next Week, With
Manager Griffith Assisting.
Lacing to East Side Dentist
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LEACH CROSS GETS !
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FOR "NEXT MONTH
President Not to Be Allowed to
Retire From Activity, Ac
cording to Reports.
By BRYAN MORSE.
Harry Shurtleff, secretary of the ama
teur baseball commission, will' notify
members of .the committee recently ap-
of the meeting to be held to discuss the!
amateur constitution. J
It has been planned to have the com-1
nlttee meet to talk over the rules for
any chances -which may be proposed, .for
revision- At the last meeting of. '.the
commission In September It was decided
to have a committee, composed of 'Presi
dent Youns, Manager Clark Griffith. an:
umpire, a manager of one of the teamo'
in an amateur league, a president of a
league, and a ball player, go over the
rules lor any change thought necessary.
The .annual meeting for the election
of officers of the amateur commission
is scheduled for the first week in Feb
ruary and the committee appointed by
President "Young Is expected to make
its report at that time.
Besides President Young and Clark
Griffith, S.r Edward Beach, president of
the Capital City. League. Billy Betts.
umpire of the Capital City League and
one of the veteran, umpires of the city.
Manager Gray, of the Pepco team. Mike
McDonald, of the Bankers, and Joseph
S. Jackson, spotting editor of the Wash
ington Post, have been selected to act
on the rules committee.
Griff To Assist
Manager Griffith states he will act
on tho committee with the other mem
bers and give evcrypossible aid to the
amateurs. President Young wants to
get the commission constitution down
to an even . better, working basis, al
though the trial made Jast year proved
satisfactory in every way.
"1 am asking every amateur baseball
ran In the city who has any Interest
in us to suggest anything that might
help us," said President Young today.
;Hjv 5re slad i0 have-Tujy suggestion
that has any bearing on the constitu
tion or anything that wou!d-beof any
assistance to us in any way."
"We want to -have all possible angles
of the situation- well In hand." con
tinued President .-Young, ".so that along
about July 4. jione of the players, man
agers. or fans can have any kick com
ing aa to the inadequacy -of the rules.
To Take Up Rules.
!At this ,tlae. we, intend to take up
the rules and.xaake any changes that
are desired and which will aid the
amateur baseball situation in any
way. We have a thoroughly represen
tative set on the committee appointed
and wc expect to go through the con
stitution in th'c near future."
.The meeting Is' expected to be held
some time during the early part of
next week. It Is likely that Griff will
have the committee meet at bis offices
in the Southern building.
It Is thought that the amateur com
mission will not allow President Young
to resign, but will return him to office
again. During the Young regime am
ateur, baseball in Washington has bean
brought forward to the point where it
is on its firm est foundation. Interest
in the doings of the amateurs is thriv
ing during the summer months and the
commission is going ahead all the
.Bob Storer Elected
Captain at Harvard
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.. Jan. 13. Bob
Btorer, the first Harvard player Jo score
a touchdown against Yalo In eleven
years. Is today captain of the football
team, having been elected at a meeting
of the "II" men.
Rex Hancock ran Storer a close race,
but after the first ballot, when Storer
was in the lead, Hitchcock requested
that his name be withdrawn. Stoter will
in all probability be placed at center
next fall as Gardiner Is returning to the
Storer Is the son of a well known
banker of New York and Boston. -John
Humphries Storer. and has olayed foot
pall for the past two seasons. He Is
twenty years of age, and weighs 180
Business Wins Out
Over Gongaza Prep
Business High School is looking for
ward to the Georgetown Prep basket
ball game Friday with every Idea of
success, having defeated Gonzaga yes
terday bv 31 to 12. The Orange and
BJue has won Its last four engage
ments, and Is said to have the best
basketball team that ever represented
Western is tackling the Georgetown
Prep aggregation today at the Hilltop
gymnasium. The Preps have played
few games this season, but are starting
in on an attractive schedule.
Georgetown vb. University of Penn
sylvania, basketball, at Arcade.
New York City College Bwimtning
team at University of Pennsylvania.
National Commission meets in Chi
cago. Stevo Ketcbel vs. Art Stewart, ten
rounds at Hammond, Ind.
Jimmr Walsh vs. Young Bishop,
ten rounds at Hammond, Ind.
Jack Dillon vs. Knockout Breri
nan. ten rounds, at Buffalo, N. Y.
Jack Redmond vs. aUckey" Rodg
ers, six rounds, at Grand Rapids,
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One of Washington's BestBil
iiardists Faces Willie Hoppe
at Leader Parlors.
Hoppe 34, 93, '95, 95, 19, I3Ii
130, 131, M7, 59, 159, 86, 194,
333, 251, 266, 267, 273, 300.
Lane 1, 3, 6, 6, 8, 11, 15, 17, 24, 26,
27, 37, 37, 40,-44, 53, 61, 6. 65-
Hoppe 2, 73, 143, l5L 185, 185, 185,
185, i85, 187, 312 354, 255, 273, 300.
Turton n, 2, 3, 3, to, 10, 11, 14, M,
15, 26, 33, 33, 33. 36
Umpire Mr. Putnam.
Referee Mr. Carusi.
Willie Hoppe. world's IS.: balk-line
billiard champion, remains In our midst
today and will continue to smear his
caromes. balks, and mafs'cs all around
the Leader Billiard Parlor for the bene
fit and enlightenment of Washington's
three-ball enthusiasts. Charles A. Gray,
one of this city's most notable billiard
opens, is slated to take on the billiard
king in this evening's session, while the
afternoon exhibition, beginning at 2
o'clock, was devoted to fancy and
After seeing, Hoppe dispose of Wil
liam iJtne and Krank Turton. local bil
liard sattelites. by scores of 65 to 3
and 35 to 300. respectively, the throng
that gathered at the Leader Parlors
are convinced that the crown of billiard
champion still rightly belongs to the dis
tinguished visitor. Indeed. Hoppe has
lest none of the cunning which has
characterized his work and maintained
bis title for years past.
In his match with I.ane, IIoppo aver
aged fifteen points to tho Inning, twenty
periods being required to inaku the Ztf)
mark. Hoppe's high run waa 53. In
the evening's exhibition, Hoppe's high
run was 71. which was mudc In the
second inning; the game going fifteen
The score of 63, which Lane ran up
against Hoppe, is considered excellent
by experts of the green table. Lane
seemed perfectly at ease during tho
entire time he was facing the cham
pion, he having made one run of 9
points. On the other hand. Turton. In
the evening match was slightly ill at
ease. During the early lnnlngx he was
plainly beside himself at having an op
portunity to be matched against the
world's champion, but In tho latter In
nings he seemed to have less difficulty
maintaining his eye.
Scores of prominent Washingtonians
both in official and private life, wit
nessed yesterday's exhibitions. The old
est bllllardlsts. some of whom have
seen many champions come and go. and
some of whom have not left their arm
chairs to watch the sport for years,
crawled out to watch the genius of
Among the present-day followers of
the game who saw Hoppe In the evening
performance are Harry Krause, man
ager of the Palace poo), billiard and
bowling emporium: E. E. Helm, of the
Engineers Department: Senator Bryan
of Florida,' Senator Martin of Maine,
Representative Veerhead of New York.
Alec McKenrle, William MeKlnley, and
C. M. Davi.
BINGLES AND BUNTS
If in Doubt, Ask Snodgrass.
If Ciiier kad hammered a triple that der
To the aweep of rinfrtng; theer
If Case?' had batted Fi.ui Hundred r more
Through the rent of Tata famed career
He'd likely ftave quit with much honor and audi
And laurel sprig for hla dome
But he'd never have gathered the leadlines In
Or lived through n Thayer pome.
It va only rrfcen Casey ntterd" the air,
At the hectic point of the fray
When he crabbed the vrorka like a hush league bojib.
And foosled the prlxe aivay
It vraa only then, that he quallBed :
For theVfrOth vrfclpped latu aj Ioai . ' ,: ,-
It traa only then that a Thayer found -
Him Tro'rthy a deathlena pomeJ
NEW TORK. Jan. li Without
doubt Joe Itivers, the little; :Mexieaa
wildcat from California, Is the- bet
lightweight ever seen in this dtyv F
.ten rounds he gave Leach Cross, thi
East Side dentist, the greatest wallop-
tag he ever received, and. had the battle j
gone two rounds more, the little tiger
with the long arms, would have put-his
opponent to sleep with his vicious right
wlnn and unoercntaL
However. Cross' many friends are loud
In their claims that their man Is tha 1
equal of the Mexican and the two. may.
be matched again' In the near future.. r
At any rate, so good was. the showing".!
of Rivera that he will remain In this ?
city for several months, meeting the' j
best lightweights to be iouaa; j
Rivers Is. perhaps, the most viciously 1
aggressive boxer- ever seen In a New;
York rlnr. Knowlne little, about 'the.
flnr nrtfnf n? hiirlnff ha f vrTflf (niri'-
Iy boring In-with towered' head, punch--'
Ins; from every angle, uppercuttlng. Jab- '
blng. Jolting and swinging; He'wil
a punch to get one over himself.
peculiar style, somewhat reminiscent of '
aattune Nelson, set the bUt'throng wild -.
with delight and today he hathousandt.'
of fldmlrvn In Naw 'Ynrlr. '.
Rivers started slowly, feeling-' Jut his 1
taller opponent- Cross was bis old '
self, weaving in and out; feinting lo
an effort to have Rivers opes up an
always ready with his well-knowsj.
right swing- However, tho little Mex
ican ittnltritv fnllnWA,! fTmswr Tuiti4 .
TTninv it nnr iffl tfftt tflT fit ua. -1
ond round did the -little fellow get on-.'
der way, and that was after he had. .
been, down for four seconds.
Cross left his corner with a' rush.,
quickly shooting' over his 'right swing. a
It caught Rivers on the 'point Tof the ,
Jaw and he crumpled to the floor in
a. dazed condition. After four secon-1
he. was up,, -rushing his man. Cr03-
was surprised, but began a terrinc as- -saulU
Hlvers stood with gloves, cover- ,
lng his Jaw. taking every, blow .on the -head.
The best Cross had shot over. ,
but without avail. The bell ranff and J
Rivers had waked up.
After 'that second round; Cross nevar .
had a chance. His sudden .knockdown.. .
in the second had served "to wake up,
the slumbering tiger In the. Mexlcac .
He slashed and belted Cross all over'
the ring, though .the East. Side .boy ;
did manage to get a slight lead In the
elshth and ninth. -
The strain tow on we ftw loriter.
OMAHA. Neb.. Jan. la.-Johnny Kll
bane. champion feather-weight, has defi
nitely barred Charly White, of Chicago.
frftm rnntiMpRitlnn nw' an nrwinTif tnv
a championship or any kind of a fight. The left hooka that he. stopped with-hls
Johnny Dunn,- Kllbanejs manager, wired face were, weakening him. Rivers came
J. W. Krause. local' nromoter. that hn with a rush at the end. savagely hook-
would not permit Kllbane to meet White I ing and swinging his opponent all over . .,
in an eight-round bout of. the two-mln-1 the ring. A the- bell Tanjr Cross stas j
ute variety in omaha, because White gered across tno ring.. a oeaien ooxer.
was too big. White is willing to do 125 i One more round would have settled" his,
for Kllbane. 1 case beyond all argument,1"
The chief handicap which Evers must face next season conies in the
lack of one great pitcher to lead his defense. A Wood, a Walsh, 'a
Mathewson, a Johnson, or a Bender means more to a bail club than any
won or lost column could hope to show in a gray age of the dope. You
remember what happened to the Cubs when Brown lost the old kick;
what befell the Athletics when Bender toppled; where the Yanks finished
when Ford fell away.
Alone on his desert Island, Robinson Crusoe gazed contend
edly at a cluster of fat pelicans flirting with his goat. "I'll miss
the opening game next April," he remarked, "but then I am also
missing all this magnate stuff and winter league dope. I won't
even have to read about the spring training." Saying which he
whistled for bis goat and dived for his hidden cave In terror as
a sail appeared against the horizon and the hulk of a ship which
might have carried him back.
The Gentleman to Worry.
The gentleman to worry fully as much as Stovall is Hughey Jen
nings. Less than four year3 ago the Tigers were fighting for a. world chanv
pionship. Since then they have skidded briskly and last fall looked to
be one of the poorest machines in the league but little better than the
Yanks and not as promising as the Browns. Ty Cobb and his .410 Bat
ting Eye kept tftem out of the submarine depths, and if Cobb should
encounter any sort of a slump this season the Tlgerine descent would
Chance should sweep the Yanks above both Browns and Tigers, hut
it's something of a question as to whether or no he can overhaul White
Sox or Naps for a shot at the top. of the second division.
A Western critic Btates that the "shorter training season has been
proven to carry more success that Jong training trips are always disas
trous." He may have been referring to the Giants, who started South two
wesks before the remainder of the field, and In this way obtained the big
spring and. summer jump which landed the flag. It was only this big
jump through better April condition which turned the pennant trick. On
July 3 they were 16 games to the merry. From that point on they won
fewer games than either Cubs or Pirates by a margin of something like
Mr. N'avin has the option of signing Cobb at the best terms in sight
, -i.tincr ha and watch the rest of his cast tear the paving out of the
Chance takes chargTof theun-ed Yanksand , cl.las they start for China and all points south. You have one guess
coming as 10 uai "
Summing It Up.
Never mind the stuff you've got In any game you go to;
Never mind the rest of it in any field you blow to;
Tako the old box score apart in any act you play with
How much (here's tho final score) can you get away with?
Never mind tho talent, pal, and any trail you string with;
Say It's there or Isn't there to make a dally fling with;
At the end there's one box score left to live or die 'with
How much, here's the bulk of it, can you wiggle by with?
Among those who have yet to arise and present three cheers over
the arrival of Chance in the American League Is Mr. Stovall, manager
of the Browns. George had achieved his first year ambition by lifting
said Browns out of the cellar. And then, just as he was getting poised
for a breathing spell
the terrible struggle must begin all over again
Departmental Duckpin Figures
Scorer J. O. Slye, of tho Departmental
Duckpin League lias lust compiled the
Individual averages and standings of
that circuit. Thr fblluwlng figures arc
a matter of much pride to the Depart
mental bowlers as the. league Is pcr
tsonneled by employes of Uncle Sam
BUREAU ENGRAVING AND PRINT.
Loveday 'J 502 1C0.02 3C8 115
O'Nell 18 1.784 59.02 314 US
Jones 2 2.K3 DS.03 334 IS
Helmerlchs & .! sf.W ' 1
Robs 27 2.553 05.00 33) 114
Boy,l (captain).... 18 1.640 91.02 290 127
Horner 12 1-081 90-01 K 103
1. Total. Av. H.8. H.O.
-Morgan .'.. 31 3.W1 5S.23 321 121
McCormick. 23 2.870 SS.08 333 132
to . .., ., trif no tir nil ioa
ltlsler -f 2.7 93.01 315 117 ' l?a,
Aldrldge 8 -& 9-07 234 101
Shipley 12 1.U9 93.03 302 108
Nelllgan 10 912 91.02 2S0 1(0
Yost (captain) 6 528 SS.00 264 W)
Brosnan 3.C20 100.20 334 1C0
Curtis M S-465 360 SM vz
Barton (captain).. 21 1.933 95.18 312 119
Hunt 24 2.25 95.03 305 113
Farnham 33 3,071 93.02 309 126
Williams 20 22 91.02 301 110
Parltcr '" L"00 100-0 S35
Shaw 22 3.054 95.24 316 129
Rlftcl 3 2.763 93.08' 307 112
Wocrtendyke (c).. it 2.300 SS.12 2SS 114
Gabean -. H 902 SS.04 298 111
Plake .. 10 Ml S3.01 ZA 104
Keith 10 766 76.60 2S7 .M
29 2.922 100.22 334
18 1.773 9S.11 307
21 2.051 97.14 313
12 1.153 96.04 t9S
12 1,147 95.07 293
16 1,524 S9.00 293
23 1.930 84.00 2S0
Powers Waptaln).. 21 2,053 98.00 323
Havre 21 1.S36 R9.08 307
Nolan 12 LOSS 88.02 290
Karrcll 21 1.814 86.03 283
Kaiser 29 2.542 86.00 275 101
Yaste 18 1,533 85.04 2S0 111
O'Brien 13 1.231 82.03 233 fG
Cummlngs (capt.). 27 2,525 93.14 293 HO
Brown 3 9a0l 2S8 99
Mackle 26 2,311 S9.00 2S0 110
Adams 11 977 88.09 282 W
Llpp 22 1.913 87.01 276 103
Young 22 1.E9S S6.06 295 50
Robinson 13 1.113 86.00 270 127
Wlckham (capt.)-. 21 1.S93 90.03 299 102
Tolson 12 1.083 90.03 293 99
Peterson 21 1.753 83.10 273 92
H:hernccht 30 H" S1.1S 270 9S
Hanson 3 2.3'8 'os a;s 94
Van Uuslclrk 6 602 100.02 306 108
Greatest number strikes Brosnan,
Greatest -number of spares Brosnun
and McCormick. each 50.
Departmental League War vs. G.
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National Capital League Palace
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Knights of Columbus dbague
Henncpins vs. LaSalles, Champlains
vs. Marqucttes, Balboas vs. DeSotos,
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