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THE WASHINGTON 'TIMES, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1913.
"e- FaA" Hughey Jennings Will Be Sporting Editor of The Times Tomorrow
Sid Greene Sketches Navy Battling Upon Interior in Departmental League.
TOf HELD HERE
Richmond, Baltimore, and
Washington Bowlers Turn
Out for Big Event.
Eccentric Southpaw Compels
"Georgia Peach" to Walk
ManyMifes. ' '
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"POP" SMITHSON WILL
BE ON FIRING LINE
Complete List of Five-Man
Teams From Each City
Which Will Compete.
By KIRK C. MILLER.
Forty-one five-man teams, half as
many two-man teams, and that number
combined of individual entrants. Is the
sum total of entries In the Intercity ten
pin tournament which begins at the
PAlace next Monday night at 8 o'clock,
ntrifs for thlg bowling tournament,
which embraces teams from Baltimore,
Richmond, and this city, closed last
night with Secretary Fields, of the
.Washington Tenpln Association, but as
yet he has not completed the schedule.
Until this has been compiled, the order
of matches will not be known.
Probaoly the biggest uoost that the
tournament has received is the generous
manner in which the Wasnlngton tenpln
leagues have entered their tennis in tills
annual bowling classic There is at
present but four organized tenpln cir
cuits in this city, and two of these have
entered their entire quota of teams.
The otner two are represented by more
than one-half of their regular teams,
and those quints that did hot enter
bodily have organized unattached teams
Comes To Front
Baltimore's interest in the Intercity
tournament is almost as encouraging as
the action of the Washington bowlers.
Brehms" League, which is composed of
four teams, has gathered together seven
five-man teams to enter the local event.
All of Jt-he substitutes in the entire or
ganization have formed themselves into
teams, and as a result two entire fives
will be added to Breams' representa
tion. Aimost the same circumstance pre
vails in Richmond. The Old Dominion
bowiers are "head ana bhouldera" in
the Washington tournament, ;and in
aa.i city a tour-club league win acnu
six teams to this city.
One of the best bits of news that the
local contingent of tenpm artists has
beard is the fact that "Pop Smubson
who for years was affiliated with the
UMU.CIUUUU lAaliC( IUV, AB lt.
tomittison' is known to his best friends,
la an honorary member of the Wash
ington City Tenpln Association. Air
Smltnson is now seventy-seven jcars
of age and is today as active on thp
alleys as his mote youthtul team
mates, lie will be entered in the in
dividual events against much younger
men from Richmond and Baltimore.
Following are the live-man teams
which will be seen in the tournament:
Departmental League Interior. War.
Commissioners, Agriculture, Govern
ment Printing Office, Bureau of En
graving, and Navy.
Colonial League Iriquols, Continent
als, Pilgrims. Manhattans. Knicker
bockers, Pioneers, anu Virginians.
Patent Examiners' League Engineers.
Washington Railway Relief Associa
tion League Track and Roadway.
District League Florists. Chamber of
Commerce, Paiace. Colonials, Govern
ment Printing Office and Columbia.
Saengerbund League Schumans.
Unattached Nationals. (made up
largely of Puritans of the Colonial
Brehms League Montcbellos. Im
perials, Brehms, Mondays, Mounts.
Marylandi:, and Lindens.
Caragr League Metropolitans ami
Times-Dispatch. Palace. Cook Print
ing Co Goobers, and Cockades.
Johnny Campbell to
Be in Ten-Mile Run
Johnny Campbell, the Memorial ath
lete who won the ten-mile modified
marathon in that club s recent rare,
will be a contestant in the tcn-mllc run
scheduled for next Saturday
Because of threats of suspension from
coming college meets, Campbell hesi
tated to enter the run held by his own
club, but he has verified the Amateur
Athletic I'nlon rules and Is satisfied that
he will violate n onile by entering the
Memorial run nex Saturduj
Pitcher Baskette Is
In Serious Condition
CLEVELAND. Tenn.. Feb. Z -Jim
Baskette, the Naps' pitcher, may die
a result of uouniiw received In a
brawl here a few da8 af?o. He is
badly slashed about the head and face,
and a deep wound In his neck may re
suit In blood poisoning. The knife Just
narroivly missed the Jugular vein The
injured man Is resting falrlj comforta
bly, but his physician does not offer
much chance of his recovery
Departmental League G. P. O. vs.
Commissioners, at Palace alleys.
Spalding League Johnsons vs.
Shcehys, and Normoyles vs. Ralphs,
at Brelsford's alleys.
Potomac League Champions vs.
DeSotos, LaSalles vs. Balboas, Mar
quettes vs. Hennepins, at Palace al
leys. Individual tournament, at Palace
alleys, 10 p. tn.
National Capital League Y. W. C.
A. ts. WelBbacbs, at Y. M. C. A. al
leys. .. .
LAPORTE SAYS HE'S
READY FOR SEASON
Sends in Signed Contract to Manager Griffith and Declares
Himself in Good Condition Drohan, Rookie Twirler,
Seems Popular in Grass Countries.
Frank Laporte's signed contract for
1313 arrived at the offices of Manager
Griffith this morning, accompanied by a
letter from the soft-spoken inflelder
telling of his excellent condition and his
readiness to report whenever called
Laporte is living on a farm at Ulrichs
vllle, Ohio, where he busies, himself with
prize chickens, etc. The outdoor life
keeps him In good shape all winter, and
he does i.ot expect to have a hard time
rounding Into his best form, though he
will probably have some extra weight
to take off his frame.
Griff Is delighted with the evident
popularity of Tom Drohan among minor
league teams. The Kewanee twlrier
has been claimed by seven clubs under
the new waiver rule Sacramento. New
Orleans. Portland, St. Paul, Omaha.
Columbus, and Denver.
"I'm told that Drohan knows how to
Old Rivals Will Be Seen in Ac
tion at Georgetown's Indoor
Meet in Capital.
PenAsvlvama s two-mile relay team
will compete against Cornell's quartet
of fivers at the Georgetown Indoor
meet here. March I. In what may be
the best and hardest-fought relay race
of the evening. Neither team tins uei.i
seen In this clt for two ears ami
many new lac will herve as an at
traction to the fans.
So far at leafct three rela, races will
be of the highest caliber. Georgetown
will battle the Virginia quartet, Yalu
will race Princeton, and Cornell and
the Quakers will hook up In a thhd
rel.iy . .
Princetons entlie traik fcqiiad, drawn
'. the Inauguration of the former
president of the university, will be
present at the games and competing
almost every event on the program.
Oldfield and Jeffries
Put Up Heavy Stakes
LOS ANGELIC. Feb. .'.-in "Jim"
Jeffries' saloon Harney Oldflcld began to
banter the ex-champlon about his
abiltt to leave off the usr of liquor
and cigarettes. Jeffries became nngry
anl ottered to bet anv amount that the
automobile racer would cover that he
could not only keep from drinking for
twelve months, but could diop cigar
ettes. B bidding against each other, they
ilnally had 12.SW as the stakes, which
will go to Jeffries next year on this
dale if he observes the conditions of the
wager. If he doe not, he will lose his
town 1,40U as well as what Oldlield
put up. , '
. Will Start Early. .
CHICAGO, Feb. o.-c-Presldent Murphy
announces that all games at the West
Side Park this season will begin at 2
o'clock, one hour earlier than last
year's commencing time.
COREL AND P
pitch." said Manager Griffith to he
writer today. "1 don't think he has so
much stuff.' but he knows how to make
tne most of what he has. This Is some
thing new in oungsters from the
bushes, and I shall watch him closely.
He must be some good to have all these
teams looking for him, if he falls to
make cood here.
Montreal has put In a bid for Joe Con
nelly and oung Williams, the young In-
ueiuer irom .Newark, of the Ohio State
League. Is wanted by Omaha. Portland,
ana :scw uneans.
Ban Johnson has called the schedule
meeting of the American League for
Monday In New York, a day earlier
man tne original scneuuie.
"Sleepy" Griggs, the Naps' first base
man of 1312. has been released to Mon
treal, where he will snooze out the sea
son to come.
"Honey Boy" Evans has placed a box
for the use of Manager Griffith, his
Players resident here, and his gentle
manlv secretaries at the Columbia on
the night of February 13. All will be
ROY MITCHELL TO
PITCH fflR BROWNS
Signs Contract and Will Again
Undertake to Trim Those
Mackmen on Diamond. .
ST. I.Ol'I.S. Feb. S.-Roy Mitchell.
Helton. TeN.. a righthander, twenty
four years old. im pounds, r, feet 1
finch tall, single, but willing to wed.
goon nspO!ltloii and ambitious, has
signed with the Browns That's the
choice lilt of baseball fodder whlr-ii
Colon! Hedfis wishes to feed tho
hiit.gr IJrowi followers on. this, th-j
fourth da of February.
An obllfiliis mall mail deposited Ko
decorated doeiiment on Mr. Hedge's t
dask yestenlaj afternoon. This re-!
f.'llleri thn f?i tli.t 1l..l.ll I.. ..
"' ...-, n:ii ib ;i very
cffe live pltolicr against the Mackmen.
of Philadelphia, roimet monarchs of
baseball lto t-omelimes wine a game
lrom the athletics with consumat.
e,i.se. whereas lie Is forced to toll Ions
'and hard to eke out it vicluiy over
.such raym-d organizations as tl.e
Yankees 01 Naps
Just Hi . lJarl Hamilton always
baffles thf TlKcrs 01 Ueorgc liuuni
gardner fools the White Sox, Mitchell
has the Indian d,n on the protoges of
f- Ma-k, the great tactlclnn. However.
Roy . ap't pitch e'ery ?ann agalrst
Ihe Athletic, so he lost four of ills
seven full bouts Inst season. Uut Koy
deserves commendation along other
lines. He'h a hatter of rare promise.
In nineteen trips to the pan Inht hca
son he collected six hits, for an aver
age of .310. which Is about .3W better
than Mark Allison can do Therefore,
it's cheering news that such a great
hitter should at:reo to- pitch for the
B row ns;
R. R. Y. M. C. A. Loses.
Good Shepherd defeated It. R.
QV. M. C A. quint bfk 33 to 2-'.
by showing Hashes of good pass
work, which kept them In a com
fortable lead. The R. R. men showed
their need of mure practice in team
work. The star featurtr of the game
was Flats' goal from the side line.
If Jean Dubuc received a contract calling for $400 less than he was of
fered at the close of last season, but $800 more than he received last year,
how much is he holding out for? This is the question that is puzzling the
Detroit fans since the former Cincinnati twirler has returned his unsigned
document to President Frank Navin, of the Detroit, Tigers.
Just what Dubuc drew last fall is not known to the public, but letting
"X" figure as the unknown quantity. and basing the problem upon general
dope, a Dubuc scribe figures that Jean drew $3,000 for his services in 1012,
and was offered a contract calling for $3,800, but was,possibly promised $4,200.
It is therefore surmised that he may be holding out for $5,000. At any (
rate, his contract was sent back to Detroit unsigned and without comment
PLAY IN STADIUM
Mayor Fitzgerald Would Have Dartmouth Eleven Use Har
vard's Untaxed Field Next Fall or Appear on City Prop
erty, If Pride Interferes With the Project.
BOSTON, Feb. 5. Mayor FitzKerald
came to the front again today with a
statement that he will request Harvard
to permit Dartmouth to use the famous
untaxed stadium for a football game on
the day next fall that Harvard plays
In'Vrlnce'ton. The mayor repeated that
Dartmouth's appearance In this city
means an attractive reunion for N'cw
Enjjlanders and that It brlriRs money
Into the city.
The mayor also said that Dartmouth
would be welcome to u."0 the proposed
municipal stadium on Franklin Field,
for which he was about to send a loan
oider to the council calling for $40,0(0.
The proposed stadium will not seat more
than 10,000 persons, and for this, as well
as for other reaons. neither one of the
mayor's proposals Is considered prac
ticable. College pride would prevent the Dart
mouth men from accepting any athletic
favors from Harvard and also will pre
vent them from doing an thing to In
jure Harvaid. such us giving any sup
port to n proposal to tux the stadium
If a Dartmouth gumo is plajed in
thN clt this ear or next. It will, of
course, be stul'''l In Fenway Park
If for any reason it li not possible
to procure these grounds there ure
Dartmoutli men who have the means
to procure, quip, and endow a Held
for the college in this vicinity. A
hitch In negotiations for the ball park
would only hasten the acton they
hope to take eventually, there being
several municipalities whleli would
gladly exempt a big college athletic
Held from any severe taxation.
Such a plan, in fact, has been quiet
ly considered by leading Dartmouth
men for some time A Dartmouth
field In or ncHr Huston would not he
Idle throughout the ear. hut would
provide- a place of reunion for the
many Dartmouth men hereabouts who
would keep up (heir Interest In ath
letics, form an alumni club, enter
tain the various varsity teams, coming
down from the N'orth tor games In this
section, and perhaps engage In friendly
rivalry with other athletic clubs.
This Held also would provide a placo
where the nearby scholastic teams
and other leading preparatory school
outfits could meet for their big games
und be assured of adequate seating ac
commodations Hare Is Searching
For Big Contest
PHILADELPHIA. Pa.. Feb. 3. T.
Trtixton Hare, graduate manngcr of
Pennsylvania s football eleven, has dis
appeared, and Is believed to be endeav
oring to arrange a football game fijr
Pennsylvania w'tli one of the "Big
Four." cither Princeton or Yale. Noth
ing will be known of his movements. It
Is said here, for a few days, but the
undergraduate bodv Is hopeful of see
ing tho Red and Blue once more meet
ing ts old rivals on the gridiron.
One of the stipulations made by
George Brooke, before he accepted tne
position of head coach at Penn. was'
that the Quakers should arrange a con
test with one of the "Big Four," and
the football schedule failed of ratifica
tion yesterday because Hare had not
returned from his mission.
If efforts fall this year to have Prince
ton or Yale on the Penn's schedule,
Dartmoutli may play here Thanksgiving
Day, replacing Cornell. The New Hamp
shire men are looking around for a
championship struggle to take the place
of the Harvard game, and may look
with favor upon the proposition to come
here on Turkey Day
Baldy McGregor Brings
Big Price at Auction
NKW YORIC, Feb. 5. Horsemen In
Madison Square Garden drew a long
breath and then broke Into applause to
day, when Baldy McGregor, the cham
pion three-year-old trotter of last car,
was knocked down to the bid of $16,000,
mnde by John G. Ruppert.
Tho elation was tempered with regret,
when It became whispered around that
the well-known New Yorker was not
buying the prize of the midwinter auc
tion for himself, but that this grand
raring prospect was destined to join
many othe'r famous animals that have
been allowed to migrate to Austria since
hostile legislation has dulled tho sport
lnir Instinct In this country
The horse was knocked down for the
largest prlre that ever obtained at the
midwinter autcion. inc uest previous
price was $15,000. paid bv Jacob Ruppert
for Oakland Bunon In 1901.
Mr. Ruppert explained after that ho
was bidding for Max Bllxner. who hud
received the commission to purchnse
Baldy MrOregor for W. Sciileslnger &
Co.. of Vienna. Austria.
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Believes Shotten and Williams Will Be Improved Over Last
Year's Form, and That Youngsters Will Surely
ST. LOUIS. Mo., Feb. 4. An encourag
ing message from George Stovall Is
brought to St. Louis by Fred Stanton,
a member of the vaudeville team ot
Jiarrctt and Stanton, one ot the feature
acts playing at the Columbia Theater.
Stanton, a staunch baseball fan, an
other, Louie -Mann, Is a personal friend
of the Browns' manager and while out
on the Coast a fortnight ago bad a long
chat with Stovall.
Stanton ts one of those stage stars
who studies and knows baseball as
much as his own profession and more
than many of the supposed smart fel
lows In the game. And being a closo
pal ot Stovall's he takes an Interest In
the movements of the Browns, which
listens prosperous for the local Ameri
can League rooters.
"I followed the Browns all the way
last year, from start to finish," says
Stanton, "but I don't think any team, In
the American Leaguo improved as much
as that one. I saw them in New York;
and Boston on their first trip East and
the club looked like a Joke aggregation.
Fancies His Outfield.
' "When Stovall became manager I
Tjald more attention to the team and
It changed completely towards the fin
ish. This is just tne way stovau iooks
at his 1913 prospects. X was talking
with him a few weeks ago and George
Is anxious for reporting day to come
around. He tells me he has had a long
enough rest and can't wait until the
athletes gather down in Texas.
"Of course, ho didn't tell me that ho
was going tu win tho pennant or coma
In the first division, but he did tell me
that he thought he had the most prom
ising team In the league and the best
assortment of youngsters. .Although
I've read a great deal about his young
pitching staff and believe that he ha3 a
great hunch of twlrlcrs. George thluks
the biggest Improvement will be In Ids
"He was telling me that things were
breaking bad for his outfielders, that
more games were lost out there than
on the Infield, catching or pitching stair,
but that he looks for a wonderful
change this summer. He claims Shot
ton and Wllllums to be two of tha
most Improved fielders in tho league.
Will Be Marvel ,
. "If this lad Patterson regains his
health he's going to be a marvel. George
called upon him recently and put him
In the care of several physicians, but I
doubt U the newcomer will be able to
join tho club art the start of the sea
eon. He was a little weak when I saw
him last, but think he will be ready
"If Tatterson doesn't lose his
strength by this illness he'll win a reg
ular Job In the outfield sure. All along
the Coast they talked about him and
claimed him to bo the star of the en
A i fTTMMlii HKfirti
tf9fttVtujVUU VtteO Co-.
1913 Brownies. - -
In the summer' time when he Is rest
ing Stanton never misses a game, in
New Tork at the Polo Grounds-or the
Hilltop, and Is so well. versed on the
athletes that he can" recite the history
oi aimosi everyone rrora weir minor to
their major league careers.
Four-Oared. Race to
Stay in Big Regatta
PHILADELPHIA. Pa.. Feb. 5L-Co-lumbla
and Pennsylvania recently pro
posed that the intercollegiate Rowing
Association eliminate the. race for var
sity fours from the program of the an
nual regatta at.' Poughkeepsle and sub
stitute in its stead a two-mile race for
Junior varsity elght-oared crews.
The stewards o fthe association, how
ever, ruled against this suggestion, de
claring that to make such a change for
this year's race would hardly be fair
to tho other colleges taking part in the
regatta. At most, they figured. It
would allow them only a little more
than four months to change their plans.
It was definitely decided that the
big regatta take place on June 21. Con
ditions similar to tfiosa which' have gov-
eraea icKauaa in me dul win asram i
Charge Fake Bouts to
Jeannette and Johnson
NEW YORIC. Feb. 5. The State box
ing commissioners received certain In
formation today which Is said to in
volve. Joe Jeanette and Battltnb Jim
Johnson, the negro heavyweights at
Providence. R. I. There Is no boxing
commission in Rhode Island and the in
formation was sent here because. It is
alleged, several New Yorkers were In
terested In the staging of fake bouts
between Jeanette and Johnson. Among
ether things. It Is alleged that both men
were under the same management when
they rought recently in Rhode Island.
Investigation will be made.
Entries Pouring In.
TOLEDO. Ohio, Feb. 3 Up to today
Secretary Langtry announced that 304
out-of-town entries had been received
for the American Bowling Congress
tournament, which opens here Febru
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HICKMANi Kr Feb. i-Thfs-llttls
town has been made famous, by Man
ager; Joe Cantllkin, of the Allnneap
polla Millers. Ever since Josephus
located his farm here. Hickman has
I found a place on the map. ,,
"During the' Ions. winter, months Can-
til ion livens things, up by entertaining
all manner of ball players and mag
nates' at his farm. Rube "Waddell. cc-
I centric pitcher, usually spends, c,very
winter mere, uermaay scnaeter and
other notables pf thai diamond often
visit the "farm.
Ty Cobb, who occasionally busts Into
print as "a member of the Detroit TIs
ers, called on Cantlllon for a week. U
let It be known that he waa fond of
hunting, so they framed up a deal on
Waddell Invited him to go out duck
hunting one fair, sunshiny- day. as4
Cobb .fell into the trap. .
They loaded Ty down with several
pounds of ammunition, a shotgun, sev
eral decoys, and a bundle of. provisieas.
Then they started for the shootlag
grounds, several miles from tbe.farm,
v "Waddell Is a tireless walker, think
ing nothing of tramping fifteen miles
after wild turkey. He hits up a "hot
pace. too. all the" way.. -On they went,
alwars .at a trot. Cobb is. some, ath
lete, but before long his shoes ,began to
get heavy. He was carrying a heavy
load and was unaccustomed to that
form of exerciser Still Waddell kept
op and Cobb was too proud to make
They finally got to their desired, lo
cation. Cobb threw shotyua. amsw
nltion, provisions,- and decoys on -tin
ground and sat down abruptly. H
wiped his brow, then exclaimed:
"I didn't think much of the ptaa- of
a month's training. Four days of this
kind of dope would' put any man la
EMMITSBURG. ltd.. Feb. i-Witaeet
much exertion, the Pittsburgh Tjalver
alty basketball quint defeated Mt, St.
Mary's last night. 23 to M. Thrv !i
lads led until the final three annates,
when the Smoky City athletes, put en
"the necessary steam and won. out nasa
lly. "Wonder "What Mertx Will Say
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