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THE WASHINGTON TIMES,' FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1913.
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Climbers' Coffers Should Benefit Greatly From Some Juicy Plums At Start of Season
CLIMBERS GET TWO
TEAM HERE TONIGHT
Both Fives Reported to-Be in
Best. of Shape for Contest
BINGLES AND BUNTS
PUIS OP OF
The Fly, Etc.
Chance and Yankees Will Open
Season Here, and Griffmen
Start on Polo Ground.
SHOULD MEAN MUCH
MONEY IN COFFcRS
Giants Have Preference Over
Yankees Whenever Post
poned Games Interfere.
Griffs Two Plums
April lo "Huik" Chance makes
American League debut in open
ing game of season at Florida
April i; Climbets assist in
Chancers American! League debut
at Polo Grounds, New York.
The- treasury of the Climbers is going
to, be well-Ailed right at the jump this
season for the schedule calls for "Frank
Chance to make his American League
debut in this city on April 10 and for
the Climbers to open the American
League season on the Polo Grounds,
with, the Yankees as opponents.
The opening battle or the campaign
In this city always draws a huge crowd
of baseball-famished fans. With Chance
as aa attraction, this throng should
pack every corner of the park on
Florida avenue. President Wilson. In
all probability, -will occupy his official
box and will toss out the first ball,
waiter Johnson will very likely oppose
Kussel Ford, who has never started a
came on the .mound In this city.
When the Climbers leave town after
meeting the world's champion Red Sox
in four games, they will go at once to
New Tork where the fans will be form
ing parades to the Polo Grounds to
ahow Manager F. Leroy Chance that
nev is one of them, now that he has
shaken off the dust of the National
League from, his heels.
With New Tork and Boston playing
the first eight games here and the
opening In New Tork, the local club
should find enough spare coin to pay a
few expenses for a while, at least. The
Fojto Grounds will seat fully 40.000 fans
andtfcls number will be there. If the
weather is good on the -opening date.
Grift and Billy Fowler should worry.
Giants Are "Favored.
The agreement between the Yankees
and the Giants as to the use of the
Polo Grounds favors the National
J311" whenever a postponement
brings two games at the park on the
same day, one in (each league. When
ever the Giants are called upon to play
a postponed game at home, they will do
so. even though the Yankees' schedule
calls for their appearance. The Yankees
will simply bill a doubleheader later.
This agreement also calls for the
Yankees to give way before the possible
play-olt of the college championship
among Tale, Harvard and Princeton.
The colleges have already signed a con
tract for the use of the Polo Grounds
and It win be carried through.
Frank Farrcll 4s profuse in his praise
of President -Hempstead, of the Giants,
claiming that the use of the Polo
Grounds by the Yankees this season
will mean much toward the success of
the American League in New York.
Farrell wll pay half the rent, said to
be 140,000. and half the taxes and in-,
To Southern Pines ,N. C.
President Locke and Manager Dooln
have decided thaj the Phillies will train
at Southern Pines N. C-, where they got
into shape in 1910 and 1911. They will
leave Philly February 23 and remain
there for about four weks before hitting
the home train with its string of ex
hibition games, two of which are In
John McLean, the Christian title of
"Long Larry." has signed his contract
with the Cardinals, after a slight delay
caused by offensive paragraphs relative
to sobriety and such. Miller Hugglns
put It up to him to Ign or sink into the
mediocrity of the minors. Larry saw
the point of the argument, and so will
start the season, anyway, as a Cardinal.
Trainer Mique Martin Gives In
jured Knee Treatment, and
Hopes for Recovery Soon.
Under the advice from Mique Martin,
the safe and sane trainer of the Climb
ers, John Henry has returned to his
bed at Georgetown University Hospital
and will not leave It until a system of
knee-baking has been concluded and the
sun comes out again. This is expected
to last until the end of next week.
"Henry's knee is getting along very
well," said Martin today, "but he can
not take anv chances with it. I am
visiting him dally, baking his knee, and
expect to nave mm in nne snape in an
other week. Of course, John's beginning
to kick about staying In bed. but I'd
rather have him in bed now than next
Mique Martin is busily engaged these
days looking over seed catalogues.
methods or bringing .up prize uiicneus
by hand and irrigation systems. He has
purchased a rarm ncarDy ana expects u
be a prominent gentleman farmer in a
few months, if the potato bugs don't
parry off his house.
Books Five Games.
Connie Mack has booked Ave exhibi
tion games In Louisville. Instead of two,
as had been the original plan. (Three
tank towns must lose their view of
Bender et al. In favor of Louisville.
Caliph Connie has about completed his
plans for the spring trip. The two
teams will rush north In lots of fifteen
players each, six .pitchers working with
each aggregation. The Athletics have
twelve pitchers, four catchers, eight ln
fielders, and seven outfielders on the
Rather disgusted with their showing
against major league teams, the Cubans
have now extended an invitation ,to the
University of Pennsylvania to send Its
varsity team to Havana at the close
of the college season for a series of
games with the Havana and Almen
dares teams. Those Cubans need time
to forget the White Elephants.
"Toots" Schultz, the former Pennsy
varsity fllnger, has been released by
Charlie Dooln to the Sacramento club,
of the Pacific Coast League. He Is now
In California, selling automobiles or
One On Williams.
Billy Evans comes through with a tale
on "Rippy" Williams worth repeating.
Says Bily: 'A scribe quoted Williams
as saying that he could catch Walter
Johnson 'in a rocking chair. That was
before Williams had eve been called
upon to try the stunt. One day An
smlth was hurt, and Williams went In
behind the bar. He found Johnson's
shoots some fast. Jokingly, I said. to
" Say. Alvy. I guess I had better send
for that rocking chair
" 'Makn It a. brass bed. and a nice soft
mattress.' -said Williams. Til need one
alter tnis game.is over, some one uiuat
have chloroformed me when I gave that
Interview about using a rochlng chair,
said Williams, with a smile. Williams
enutered the game about the seventh In
ning, and It went extra Innings. In the
first half of the twelfth, on the first
man up, a couple of Johnson's fast
shoots whizzed by without being so
much as touched. 'I didn't even see
the last one, said Williams. 'You're
not going to get a chance to miss seeing
any more.' I replied, "the game Is called
on account of darkness. Williams, in a
few days, got used to Johnson, and was
catching him in nice style at the close
of the year, and said he thought he
would probably start to use the rocking
chair about the middle of next sum
mer." B. Bailey Boehllng and Austin
together equal one southpaw.
Harry Mclntyre. the Cub twlrler, who
delights in precious stones, has been
signed by the Beds, and will be given a
trial. Harry was a free agent, and
thinks he has the goods yet a while.
Fred Snodgrass, he of the immense
muff, has signed with the Giants at In
creased figures over those of 1912.
Muggsy aicuraw evuaenuy Deneves
In turning the left cheek in Biblical
Mike Murphy Suffers
From Dread Relapse
TI10MASVILLE. G-, Jan. 24. Mike
Murphv. the veteran trainer and ath
letic adviser of the University of Penn
sylvania. Is suffering from a relapse
h'ert- and v ill not be able to return to
Philadelphia In the spring, as he haJ
intended. Murphy Is a victim of tu
berculosis and may not be allowed t5
leave hie auarters here unt'l next fall,
if even then
It'll a good old game that' true of most.
For the name Itself Is square
It's a worthy Kme that's a proper toast,
Tor the Game ItKelf U fair-
They are nil good games In their own corral
But what can a K'lhie expect
When the heaviest innee la wielded, pal,
By the blokea it to ahoitld protect f
Take any game yon winy rare to spin.
Front palace down to a shed
A wop on the Jaw a kick on the shin
Is nix where the Mood runs red "
It Isn't the same that needs the knok,
But what can a same eipect v
When the heaviest axe la awunjr, old socle.
By the-guys who should protect?
There'll be a bunch of Cub fans greeting Tinker at Cincinnati, and
welcoming Chance to the South Side In Chicago. Owner Murphy should
worry? You can bet your last se3terce he should and toss in your shirt
for a clean up meaning the wager, not the slilrt.
It isn't the game's fault that some one must be keeping an off-side
lamp two-thirds of the time upon two-thlrdB of those whose business it is
to build up the game. But this 'doesn't prevent the game from caving in
beneath the scandal. The only Way to meet the situation is for those
with the interest of their own game at heart the game they like best
to keep an eye from the lookout and to arise with loud, piercing roars
when those In charge begin to try and get by with the loot
Nor is the gleaming geye of a hawk required to detect the attempted
getaway. Most of It is so obvious that a blind man could tumble to it
In a dark cellar using his nose. If Hot his eyesight
When Chance opened the discussion fora new cog. for his Yanks,
suggesting a change in monickers, several fanatics wrote In requesting
that all nick-names for ball clubs be dropped.
"Why not" queries one, "the straight name New Yorks or Wash
lngtonsor Bostons or Phlladelphlas? To one who doesn't follow the game
closely it develops a frenzy or the brain attempting to find out which
team won when we pick up a paper and see -where the "Maroons wal
loped the tar out of the Leopards," or something to the same effect
There Js certainly nothing In a name unlesB that name means something
or furnishes an Inkling as to what happened and why."
That's one angle and a justly proper one. On the other hand, we
have two ball clubs in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and St
Louis. There must be some distinction or detaching here. And again,
we have such names as Giants, Cubs, Athletics, White Sox, etc,, that have
A nickname applied to a ball club must either have tradition to
back It up or a foundation upon which to build tradition. Which presents
a tougn angle ior a new oaii ciud to iace.
England Is planning to send some of her crack golfers over to zraD-
ple with McDermott and others of our best golfers.' There -would likely
be louder cheering it she could ship some pitcher over' to face Ty Cobb
or some batsmen to wave a bludgeon In front of Walter Johnson or Ed
The mild winter in vogue through mid-January has brought on the
discussion again as to whether this turn doesn't mean a late spring and
another rough season on the training camps.
Last winter was rough enough, but the spring season was worse.
From which one might forecast that the present spring will be mild
and balmy or even worse than last year. Which should qualify us as a
weather prophet with the same percetnage carried by those who work
In that league.
'Griff announces that If his Senators get a good start and are up in
the race he will let Walter Johnson go to it and work as often as Walsh
every other day In a pinch. Boy, page Mr. Pujo. Here's another trust
to be probed with a strict investigation at hand, r
Washington's victorious roller nolo
,team will take on the Baltimore five at
tne Arcaae tomgnt confident of being
able to again repeat the dose admin
istered last week.
The local players are at top form,
having been showing improvement all
along. All of the Whitings are In good
shape, the younger Whiting havlng-add-ed
laurels to his sprinting ability with a
win in a one-mile race against Bald-
mores representative in last time.
Baltimore has been in preparation for
tonight's engagement and will present a
stronger team than has faced the Wash
ington aggregation in former engage
ments. Cornell Leading in
NEW YORK; Jan. 24. While students
of Columbia University were making
great 'efforts today to encourage their
basketball team which' has not won a
game this season, Cornell men were
Jubilant over the victory "scored last
night when the "ithacans defeated the
University of Pennsylvania by & score
of 26 to 18. This game put Cornell far
in the lead for the intercollegiate championship.
OF BIG ED. ONLY,
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AH of Which Js P)MsingJfemc
Jawn Callahan, Wh Makes
Reply to Statement.
CruCAGO. "Jan. M.-iCharMev Murphy,
boss of the Cubs, says' thai the "White
Sox consist of Ed Walsh" and the tart
reply from Jeems Jawn Callahan Ie
that he Is "pleased to learn that
Murphy rates one, man as equal to
twenty-nve Cubs, as the last two city
series prove," Murphy's -latest ad&tlofi
to the verbal warfare la expected today.
Callahan U waiting- for it
The battle arose over Murphy's criti
cism at Callahan's method of training
and' has progressed until it has now
reached a white heat. "I don't want to
enter Into any further discussion with,
one of. Comiskey's hired men." says
Murphy, as if in an effort to end it alt.
"I shall always be- glad to talk over
any "matter wKh Mr. Coxniskey- Wmseif.
I believe the White Sox club knows how
to train himself. Ed Walsh has been
in baseball long enough to Jcsew. Just
how much work he needs in preparation
and also bow to reach that point."
. Then came Cal's flrey reply. More
expected from both sides.
McGraw Js the greatest managerial
tutor of them all. Jennings," Bresnahan.
Joe Kelly, and Joe McGlnnlty all learned
the game under the "Little Napoleon.
BOB THAYER'S SPORTING GOSSIP
"EVERY KNOCK IS A BOOST:
Baker has signed.
J. Franklin Baker, slugger-extraordinary,
has signed for 1913. What a feel
ing of Joy must sweep over the fans of
Philadelphia at the gladsome tidings.
If there Is a more dangerous hitter in
a pinch than Baker, AmericanyLeague
pitchers are yet to meet him. This also
holds good for Matty and Marquard.
Should be successful.
Gilchrist. Xavys new football cap
tain, should be a successful leader on
the gridiron next fall. He has undoubt
ed qualities of leadership and, too, is
one of the strongest and hardest players
on the squad. The Middies havexthe
makings of a powerful eleven and Gil
christ seems certain to get the most out
of the candidates.
Jeannette vs. Johnson.
Johnson's opponent in Paris next June
wJJl be Joe Jeannette, not AI Palzer.
The champion has met Jeannette Ave
times, alwajs with success. Therefore,
he should worry about this coming
oaten. However, the New Yorker Is a
more "worthy opponent than Palzer, who
went down before the crude hammering
of Luther McCarty.
Lambeth Field teady.
begins to compare with Lambeth Field
and the Climbers will reap the benetlt.
Kot a threat.
Chairmen Burdick's letter to II. p.
Foley, of the Memorial A. C, In regard
to the proposed run without sanction can
in no wise be taken as a threat. The
Amateur Athletic Union will hardly
overlook the failure of the club to com
ply with Its rules, at the same time a
careful reading; of the letter reveals no
Idea of threat.
Dal ley Is done.
Georgetown has reason to regret Vin
cent Dalleys resignation. As captain of
two teams, he defeated Virginia In
football, end as director of a third,
he annexed without a shadow of a
doubt the South Atlantic football cham
pionship. Athletics under Dalley's at
tention and direction have prospered at
the Hilltop, he has done well' and goes
with the hearty good will of the uni
versity. Mike Murphy fails.
Reports from Charlottesville have It
that Lambeth Field is In good condition
now for baseball. Ko wonder Manager
Griffith hung on until he succeeded in
making arrangements to train there.
Ko minor league diamond in the country
Mike' Murphy, Penn's veteran tralnir.
Is falling to recover his health. In
domitable will alone has kept Murphy
on the firing line these many years, and
he has been forced to withdraw every
season for recuperation. The trip to
Stockholm last summer took what vital
ity remained and the famous man Is
reported to have suffered another re
Upee. ' .
That's the Price
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Semi-annual Clearance Sale of
Broken Lots and Odd Sizes
A $3.50 man's shoe for $1.95 that's exactly what you
get in this NEWARK Clearance.
This is our great semi-yearly event coming simultaneously
in 107 NEWARK Stores throughout the. principal cities of the
east, south, and middle-west.
And it's only because 105 other
stores are co-operating with our two
Washington stores that we are able to
make a price of $1.95 on $3.50 footwear
and because we wish to clear our
shelves for incoming spring styles.
Remember, every shoe is new and
perfect, but we sacrifice our profits rather
than sacrifice our policy of not carrying
into the next season broken lots or dis
Newark Shoe Stores
913 Pa. Ave. IT!
I 16 ill Dl and M Sts.
50c Turkish Bath Slippers Re
duced to 39c
10c Best Corn Cure Made Be
duced to 6c
25c Fleecy Bed Boom Slippers
Reduced to 14c
10c "Dry Foot" Cork Inner
Soles Reduced to 6c
50c Kersey Orer-Galters Re
duced to '.39c
$1.00 Broadcloth Orer-Galters
Reduced to 59c
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