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ftHS WASHINGTON TIMES.'' MONDAY. NOVEMBER 20.' 1916.
Navy Banks on Strong Backtield for VictoryGeorgetown Leads in Score
WM ELEVEN HOPES
TO MAINTAIN ATTACK
Vanish From Football
Smaller Elevens Injure Big Ones by Their Haphaz
ard Refusals to Play Sch eduled Games Today's
Sportorlal Hits Some Present Evils.
CENTRAL IS AHEAD IN
"LITTLE OP EVERYTHING,"
By "BUGS" BAER.
SCORING FOR SERIES
AGAINST WEST POINT
Middles Rely on Hard-Running
Backfield to Bring Triumph
at Polo Grounds.
OLIPHANT OUTSHINES ALL
Soldiers Refuse Suggestion
From Annapolis to Num
ber Varsity Players.
By H. R. RILEY.
ANNAPOLIS, Nov. 20. With a
lr string- of powerful, hardrunnlna-
back, the Naval Academy Is baaing
Its strongest hopes of winning: from
the Military Academy next Saturday
of maintaining a sustained attack at
tjr'ifle p,LCe from the beginning
of the game to the end. It la truo
that some special plays are being
worked upon dally, and that some
recourse will be had to tho forward
pass, but the great strength of the
Navy team this season, undoubtedly,
llea.ln the fact that It has at its dis
posal more good backs than at any
time In Its, recent history.
Admitting that Ollphant In a strong
er back than any man at Annapolis,
the Navy people think that tho aver
age strength of their backfield Is
greater, and that In the larger num
ber of first class men they have tho
assurance that they can keep the pace
tip in spite of possible accidents or
lots of form on the part of some
or the flayers.
The Naval Academy has a line of
average ability, but no really great
Players Inside of the ends. livory
man will bo In the game bothering
bis opponent all that he can, but
there is little doubt that the Army
line, containing many players who
"rn, r "Knled as in the front rank,
will have the edge. In age. weight,
strength, and experience, the Army
Jlne i has the distinct advantage. This
in itself Is a tremendous advantage
ti.?vorcome' but added to it Is the
brilliancy of Ollphant In the back
field, and considerable additional
strength behind the line.
Competent judges, as well a mn.t
observers, would be Inclined to say
that the Navy had a very'small chance
of a victory this season, but the pos
albllltles of the Annapolis team must
not b.? overlooked In view of Its ac
compllshments this season. Its game
gainst the University of Pittsburgh
In the middle of 'October, when the
Pennaylvanlans won by 20 to 10, was
undpubtedly its greatest performance.
xne midshipmen played a wonderful
?L'mei..ani1 there will be no dispute
bat Pittsburgh should be ratod high
r than the Army.
The Navy has put up a strong con
test In every game played this year
except against Washington nnd Lee,
three weeks ago. It was tho Naw
oft day of the season, and, since, it has
won from the North Carolina Aggies
tor 00 to 0, and Villa Nova by 157 to 7.
eo that Its slump appears to be only
temporary. Now everything Is being
rtone to bring the team to Its greatest
fMength next Saturday, the day of
Plebea Winning Oat.
There is a peculiar situation at the
Naval Academy. Lieut Jonas Ingram
assumed the responsibilities of the
head coach at the beginning of last
season. His material was very raw,
but during the season, he developed
nome fine players, and It was thought
that these men would become very
valuable this vesr A few were loat
by falling to remain In the Institution,
but most of these are available at
Oddly enough, however, most of
them, Including nearly all the back
field men, havo been displaced by
youths from tho entering class con
sidered by the coaches even more
valuable men than those with whom
they had worked last season.
Among the players who were ex
pected to do brilliant things this year
were Orr, quarter; Martin, Davis,
"Westphal and Von Helnberg, backs.
All of these are on the squad, but not
ope la playing as a first choice bark.
Roberts, from Cnltrnt. and Tlutler.
a Philadelphia high school lad, have
played In nearly every game behind
the line. Whelchel has taken Orr's
place at quarter, while Terry is win
ning a n1- l.!o
nnd punt vr- na i n i t
Finally, the third brot'i" -0 , r.
sent tho Nay on the tant-tt , f ,r ts
ojinwins wonderful Ability in running
with .the ball, hs in other depart
ments of the game. The first 'choice
tot a backfield will undoubtedly bethos are the only Injuries received
made from these five, while In Mr
tin, Pavfn, Westphal, Orr, Voji Helm
terg, and others there are splendid
men to run in lr needed
Dalits at Numher.
TSttor s o he Naval -dmv a'
lMo -. to Iihv- ,0 piayerH
numbered miring the service contest
at the Polo Grounds, In Now York, next
Saturday have been frustrated by tho
Army's refusal to agree. Two years
nro both branches of the service de
clined to adopt the suggestion, but
those in charge at present at An
napolis are convinced that the specta
tors should be accommodated by tho
numbering of players ond took tho
matter up with tho West Point rep
resentatives. They have received a
reply from Lieutenant Ditly, head
coach at West Point and former liar
vard player, finally declining to num
ber the players.
It Is thought that the Army Is tak
ing the stand announced by Harvard
In the matter. Lieut. C. E. Smith, ath
letic director at the Naval Academy,
and Lieut. Jonas Ingram, head coach
of the team, both favor the number?
ins; of players.
WEST POINT, N. Y., Nov. 20. The
Army eleven now enters the final
Htag of preparation for the battle
with the Navy at tho Polo Ground In
New York next Saturday Tho men
came through the contest of Saturday
in good physical condition, but there
is some apprehension as to whether
Butler will get back for tho Navy
game. The Army's giant tackle Is im
proving slowly, however, and every
effort Is being made to get him In
ahape to play.
While tne' cadets Jiave been coming
through with victories In their last
few games, tho form displayed has
been unsatisfactory to the coaches.
Poor tackling, loose handling of the
ball, especially on ptints, and tho
ragged and uneven' playing of tho
linemen are some' of the things that
will get special attention this week
before tho team leaves for New York.
By LOUIS A.
The time Is ripe to discuss tne greai
evil of cancellation by football all
thorltles In this section. Baltimore
la earnestly Interested in this matter,
and so la Washington.
Because of a cancellation of a foot
ball came with Georgetown last
September, Randolph-Macon con
tributed ita share to the Middles'
victory over the Hllltoppers. It Is
genorally admitted by those who
saw the game that, had Georgetown
played even so weak an opponent as
Randolph-Macon before going to An
napolis, the Blue and Oray would
now be without a defeat against Its
fair record for 1916.
Hampdon-Sldney accepted a foot
ball date from George Washington,
but failed to nil out the necessary
contract, and allowed the Hatchet
ltes to go without a game for next
Eastern College, of Manassas, Va.,
canceled its scheduled gamo with
Just when Fordham expectcu to
reap great benefit from Ita game with
Penn Military College before tack
ling the heavier Georgetown team,
the soldiers canceled the contest,
waiting until tho night before the
Nerd Drastic Punishment.
There Is but ono punishment that
should be meted out to those teams
which fall to fulfill their promises.
THEY SHOULD BE WIPED OUT
OF ALL CONSIDERATION FOR
FUTURE DATES. Only such a
draatle nunlshment can ston the evil
practice which may frequently ruin
a whole campaign fr a team.
Randolph-Macon, for Instance,
should never again be offered a
game by the Georgetown football
authorities. , ,
George Washington should elimi
nate Hampdon-Sldney in 1917.
Catholic University should forget
thai Lastcrn College exists.
Thompson In Field.
Over In Baltimore Mike Thompson,
former graduate manager at George
town, now coactrtntr Baltimore City
College, Is loud In protest against
similar practices among the smaller
Maryland colleges. According to
Mike, some of theso col'eges think
nothing of agreeing to play games
and thin calling It all off a day or
so before the rtat comes along.
"It la Impossible for football to
nourldh." snva the wla Thompson.
"If the teams of tl.s section don't
unite In stopping this pructlco."
Football campaigns are carefullyi
planned theso days. Managers and
coaches unite on arranging a sched
ule meant to bring a team along to
Its championship games. When a
cog slips somewnere, wo leam a
future Is endangered Just so much.
Schools Also Injured.
The school elevens of the District
suffer equally with the colleges from
this evil of cancellation, though con
ditions are allghtly different. Hardly
a year goea by but what It sx
pcriencoa the calling off of games
for muddy fields or rain or similar
foolish reasons. The effect Is Just
as bad as for the college elevens.
Among the Washington schools an
other evil practice Is the postpone
ment of championship games, with
the resultant setting . back of
schedules necessitating tho cancel
lation of other gomes.
It is bad enough to cancel games,
but the adoption of a system that
even worse. In a way.
TAD JONES BELIEVES
ELI WILL BE WINNER
Smith, Out of Princeton Game, to
NEW HAVEN, Conn.. Nov. 20.'
"Yale will win from Harvard. I have
struck the right combination and
have no foars for the coming contest
In the bowl," announced Coach Tad
Jones today on arriving from Atlantic
H&rrv Leflore remained behind. He
Is a bit stale and Trainer Mack thinks
a few more days beside tho ocean will
bring him around to play his biist
There will be but one change next
Saturday. Travors Smith will be found
at quarterback, replacing "diet" La
Roche, whose eleventh-hour work
against Princeton was so good. Smith
Is recovering from an attack of tonsl
litis. Emll Jacques has a bruised cheek
and Callahan turned an ankle, but
by any of the BulldoKs In their tri
umph over tho Tiger.
CAMnniDOE, Mass., Nov. 20. To
day's Harvard's varsity eleven begins
Its preparations for tho Yale game
and Coach Haughton U confident of
victory Saturday at Now Haven. Mur
ray and Sweetser. the only first string
players to fucc Brown, escaped with
out injury, and It will take but a
short time to get the nloven Into
Yesterday Haughton and the coaches
conferred on ways and means to win
from Yale. The Ella showed all they
had to defeat tho Tigers, and tho Har
vard coaches worn quick to nolo
formations that gained ground. Har
vard hopes to stop every one of them.
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mnyba, when the games are played
at Central Stadium, this evil may
Just a word on the local ball park.
Tho opening game of the season was
postponed among the, schools because
of the soft condition of the park. In
St Louis tho American League park
Is never Injured by football games
Stayed In the rain, as that between
eorretown and St. Louis University
last Thanksgiving:. In Cleveland foot
ball games axe played at the In
dians' park weekly, no matter what
the weather. The Polo Orounds, one
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A Useless Proceeding,
Organising a tenpln bowling as
sociation In a section hardly using
anything but duckplna Is our Idea
of nothing to do at all on a gloomy
Plans are now under way to form
a tenpln association embracing
Washington. Baltimore, Portsmouth,
Richmond, Norfolk and Hagerstown.
Just why Washington should bo
represented in a tenpln association
Is a mystery. The Washington City
Tenpln League Is the only local or
ganisation using the big pins. Ev
ery other leaguo In tho city rolls
Two years ago Washington Join
the Atlantic Coast Bowling Associa
tion, organized to standardize bowl
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est In an association fostering Its
own most popular sport than In one
holding to a form of bowling In
dulged In by but one of Its leagues.
So what's the use of this tenpln
Here's a New Oae.
The following tetter explains It
self: "Sporting Editor of The Times:
"I am Interested In your all-American
football teams for all-time.
They are all good. But I am offer
ing you three all-star teams, each
from a different Institution, any one
of which would be a wonder under
old football or tho more modern
stylo of playing the game. ,
"The all-Harvard team: Ends,
Campbell an llallowell: tackle.
Waters and "Ma" Newell: guards,
Pennock and Lothrop Wlthlngton;
Center. Doucette; quarterback, Daly;
halfbacks, Brewer and Brlckley,
"Tho all-Yale team. Ends. Illnkey
and Shevlln: tackles, Hogan and
Blglow; guards, Brown and Hlc
kock; center, Ketcham; quarterback,
"Tad" Jones: halfbacks, Phllbln and
McClung; fullback, Butterworth.
"The all-Princeton team: Ends,
Trenchard anil Sam White; tackles,
Hlllebrand and Cowan; guards, De
Witt and Rlggs; center. Galley;
quarterback. Phil King; halfbacks,
Kelly and Pendleton: fullback. Hart.
"What do you think of these
teams:" A. D. M.
Well, A. D. M your three selec
tions sure do stir up old memories.
If nothing more. But suppose any
one of your teams bumped up
against this all-Pennsylvania eleven'
Ends. Folwell and Scarlett; tackles.
Draper and Outland; guards, Hare
and Woodruff; center, Overfleld;
quarterback, Stevenson; halfbacks,
Osgood and Morlce; fullback,
Wouldn't It be some game?
HOELKE SHINES IN
FIELDING HIS JOB
Giants Have Picked Up Classy
First Sacker in Him.
Walter Hoelke, the first baseman
picked up by the Giants from tho
Rochester club of the International
League, Is undoubtedly a star. The
official figures first showed him nom
inal batting leader of the National
League and today's official fielding
figures show him tho best among tho
first basemen of tho Toner organiza
tion. In thirty-four games Hoelke
made one error, handling 331 put-outs
and eighteen assists.
Jake Daubert, with 120 gamea for
the Brooklyn champions, Is tho real
leader among first-suckers. Louden,
bf the Reds, leads second-sackers.
Mike Mowrey leads third basemen,
and Maranvllle Is tho clasalest field
ing shortstop. Max Flack, of the
Cubs, leads all outfielders.
Tho Boston Braves lead in team
fielding with a mark of .0674. Tho
Glanta are second with .0003, a dif
ference of .0011.
Yost Done for Year.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 20. "Hur
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Blue and-Gray Ahead of W. and
L. and Virginia for Scc
. tional Honors.
By LOUIS A. DOUGHER.
Georgetown has a comfortablo lead
ovor Us nearest rival for the scoring
honors of the South Atlantic section.
The Hllltoppers have scored 287 points
against 2( for opponents.
Washington and Lee has run up 211
points against BO for opponents, while
Virginia has scored 106 against 16B
Following are the reoords of the
Navy 7 IS
Dartmouth 10 0
Albright ...80 o
Fordham- ......13 0
W. Va. Wesleyan 47 0
N. C. A. and M 61 6
W. & L.
Army ...... 7
Uoorgla Tech 7
W. and J 6
V. M. I
Headed For Dncknell.
Georgetown Is now headed for Buck
nell, which cornea here Saturday.
The Hllltoppers will endeavor to run
up a higher score against the Lewis-.
burg collegians than did "Jogger"
Elcock's Generals, who won by a scoro
of G6 to 7. Bucknell Is pretty well
battered by its battles with Penn
State. Cornell, Princeton, and Wash
ington and Lee, and will hardly be In
condition to stave off the scoring ma
chine of the Blue and Gray.
Coach Exendlno will this week en
deavor to put some life Into his far-
wards. McCarthy alone playoil his
real Ramo against the AnKlea. tliounh
Showalter at times proved himself of
varsity caliber. Anderson was slclc
and unable to do his best, while the
hook worm seemed to have found
lodging In both O Connor and Zuger.
The right side of the Georgetown line
wan unusually weak all afternoon.
Wall and Gilroy looked good In the
backfield, hut the others were off form
against the Aggies. As a whole,
though winning by a wide margin,
Georgetown seemed stale,
C. U. Has Hard Game.
Catholic University will need all Its
regulars Saturday for Ita hard con
test against West Virginia. The Mor
gantown team played Dartmouth to
a Ho-7 tie Saturday and ought to
carry the odds against the Brookland
ers. Maryland State has nothing to do
now save to fit Itself for the Turkey
Day championship clash with Johns
Hopkins at Baltimore. Saturday's
Mctory over New Yonc was rsiher un
expected, but none the less welcome.
Maryland State should win from tho
George Washington has no gamn
this week, either, and will spend all
its time getting Into shape for the
Georgetown game on Thanksgiving
Johnny White Obtains
Madison Square Garden
NEW YORK, Nov. 20. In the strug
glo to obtain Madison Square Garden,
Johnny White, famous refereo and
promoter of vaudeville affairs, has
won out, and will open tho new club
Thanksgiving night. Charlie Welnert
Is cxpectod to be matched with some
opponent yet to bo named.
White Is a former alderman. He
reforoed many famous bouts, the
ChoynsklWalcott bout at the old
Broadway A. C. being ono of thorn.
He will act as president, manager,
referee, and promoter of tho Mudlson
National Show Company.
Billy Long, who Is associated with
White in the ownorshlp of several
vaudeville and moving picture thea
ters, la tho secretary of the organiza
tion, and Tom Davis, former secre
tary of the New York American
League Club when Frank Farrell was
owner, will act as treasurer. Davis,
It will be remembered, acted In the
same capacity for tho K. & D. Com
pony sevorul years ago.
White's last venture In tho boxing
gamo was us manbgor of tho famous
plush lined National Club, of East
Twenty-fourth streot, the sceno of
many historic fistic battles during the
period of tho death of tho Horton
law and the birth of tho present
It is understood that powerful In
terests are behind White in his
new venture. White. In obtaining
the lease of the Garden, outbid and
outgeneraled about a dozen big nght
promoters, pniiviimu . unmru
and McCracken, who, It was thought,
would obtain tho Garden boxing
NOV, 14 TO NOV. 30, INCLUSIVE
ADMISSION, S1.50 LADIES. $1,00
Seven races each day, first start
Insc promptly at li'B P M. Spe
cial trains leave White nouse
Station at Wilts. 13i30. 13 HO p. M
returning Immediately after luat
race. Hound trip. Wc.
Dark Blues' Total Larger Than
Any Other, While Defense
Has Staved Off Points.
By BRYAN MORSE.
Central and Eastern are meeting to
morrow; In tho ninth gamo of the pies
ent high school championship bat
tles at American League Park, and un
less the dope goes awry the Central
eleven will not only be returned a
winner by a good margin, but will
land the title.
Coach Mettler'a lads lead the five
schools In scoring In the games play
ed to date. There are those who con-
alder the Business eleven on a par
with Central at present, but figures
show tha Dark Blue team to be better
on both offense and defense than the
Central has scored forty points in
three games. Western, Business and
Technical have gained twelw points
against the Central team In the three
games. Business with throe games
played has amassed twenty-six points
to eighteen for the opposition.
Tech has played four gamts. The
Manual Trainers have scored nine
teen points while the opposition has
bee,n able to make thirty-two. West
ern In three games has totaled eight
een points to twenty-six for the op
opponents. Eastern has six points to
Its credit against twenty-six for op
ponents. Goal Klefccra Poor.
In the eight games to date the goal
kickers have been way off. In six
touchdowns scored Central has been
succesaful four out of six times on
o-nala nftr ii-nrDl. TtllalneaS has blown
two of Its four chances, Western all pf
Its three chances and Eastern its only
chance where a goal kicked would
have meant a tie score.
This has been the first season for
some time that no goals from placement
or dropklcks have been registered. Of
the many punters fow have equaled the
efforts of Buck Wise, of Business, who
seems to be the only consistent kicker in
Fumbling hss been an outstanding
feature of the play this year. It Is
thought that there have been more fum
bles this year than In any season passed.
The .memory of at least ten campaigns
falls to record so much loose handling
of the ball.
After the Central game Coach Taut
White, of Business, remarked that his
team would show vast Improvement be
fore the end of the yeaV. There are those
who are of the opinion that Business Is
helrr than fntrnl rlnlit now.
In Buck Wise, Ready. MncDonald and
either King or Gerardl, Business pos
sesses a backfield as strong as that of
Central. The Business ends, however,
cannot be compared with those of Cen
tral except In the caso of Ralph Wise,
who Is a halfback on defense.
Man for man In the line Business ap
pears every bit as good as Central. No
attempt Is being made to discredit the
work of the Central team In the series
to date. Central was wlso enough to get
polng early. The benefits derived have
been demonstrated In the wins to date.
Tech Showing Poor.
Despite the fact that Tech was said
to have the heaviest and best material
at the start of the season the showing
mads this year was tho worst In the his
tory of tho school. Time has not record
ed a Tech team defeated three out of
four high school title games.
Injuries and the loss of Dave
Pfelffer served to put Tech In a bad
way all season. In the Business game
recently Tech waa oulweigheii, jr any
thing, but the Manual Trainers failed
to show their usual fighting In
stincts. Western and Business scored rlns
and Eastern outplayed the Tch
team. It was the first win In history
for Business, and tho second for
Western over the Tech football teams
Light Teams Scrap.
Eastern and Western, the lightest
elevens In tho series, produced plenty
of scrap all through the games.
Neither team gave In until the final
whistle called a halt on proceedings.
Both elevens served aa tnorna in tne
sides of the heavier teama they op
In playing Central tomorrow East
ern will put up a fight from start to
finish. The Capitol Hill lads will be
greatly outweighed, ond will' be more
liable to Injuries on account of the
fact that they have been up against
heavy teams all year.
Western la calculating to put up
another stiff argument against Busi
ness on Friday. The Red and White
will be outweighed fifteen or more
pounds to the man, but can bo ex
pected to makn Business go the full
routo for a win.
Practice This Evening
Joe Ollverl's Vigilant football team
will meet at Tenth and C streets
northwest, this ovenlng 'at 7 o'clock
to hold Its first practice for the
gamo with tho Patricians at Youngs
town, Ta., next Saturday. Tho team
will work out every day this week.
At Youngstown lust year, the Pa
tricians defeated the locals in a hard
fought contest, 13 to 7. It Is be
lieved this year's battle betweon tho
professional teams also will1 bo close.
aim Mi? W Vr
K'iif7y- ' j
"Team work is
great stuff except
in a prizefight"
Next to ordering a 'chocolate soda
with only one straw, golf U the most
selfish game we know of.. ..two
golfers will prowl around an
elghteen-hola course like a set of
burglars.. ..if anybody detects 'em
they get as sore as an Ingrown hair
....they talk In hieroglyphics and
wiggle their ears in a secret code....
they are more mysterious than bash
....they both act as It they suspected
the other guy was going to turn
state's evidence. ...if anybody tries to
watch them they act as clubby as a
puma with the dyspepsia.,.. In golf
a spectator Is aa welcome as a safety
razor at a barber's convention.
Public ntttr howls for team work at a
Only thing: about tho old time
pruefights that was framed were
the pictures of 'em.
Well, CarMa ntver Urn a good play
er by graduation.
Trouble is that modern fighters
want to do a little retail fighting
for wholesale purses.
MANAGER OOOF My man won In all
but a half dozen of the six rounds.
Tho other bird never hit him more
than once at a time. The refereo was
as crooked as a dog's hind leg. I voted
for Wilson, but I want to say that de
cision was a discredit to the Demo
cratic Administration. If that fight
was a draw then Jack Johnson Is a
MANAGER RUFF Refereo slipped us
the old raspberry. Mr battler had the
other guy In his pockit lor six rounds.
Only way he could get a glove to my
boy was through the mall. My lad
parried every lead wU.h his nose and
looked like a winner between rounds.
Referee was so crooked that he'd make
a "W" look like an "I" In comparison.
I am willing to match my champion
against the English army provided wa
can pick our own referee,
THE REFEREE That fight was so bad
that I wouidn t nave aiven it to ray
worst enemy. The best man couldn't
tinve won because he wasn't there.
The boys didn't follow the orchestra
at all. If those birds are fighters,
then Paul Swan Is a ruffian. They
should make the quarantine laws
stricter In this State.
THE PUBLIC I was enjoying myself
until the newspapers told mo I wasn't.
Now that they mention It, I did detect
a slight piscatorial perfume to the af
fair, but I thought somebody had
ordered ahad. Still, this ain't the first
time I have been booted for a Held
goal. Potatoes au gratln are all right,
but I like my fights served different
Oettlng so a fighter even wants hla
(CopjrTlfht, lilt, by Tha Prats Fubllahlns Co.)
Where They Roll
Bureau vs. Jrwels, at
Departmental Auditors vs. Com
missioners, at Palace.
Mt. Pleasant Colonials vs. Corby
Bakery, at Arcade.
ATcado W. F. Roberts vs. Ar
cadiana, at Arcade.
Commerclol General Baking va.
Barber and Ross, at Palace.
Georgetown Commercial West End
vs. Terminal Lunch, at Georgetown.
Columbia Columbtaa vs. Cannon
Balls, at Columbia.
Bureau of Printing and Engraving
Tlirera vs. Machinists, at TtathaknT.
Capitol Hill Marines vs. Deweys,
Agriculture .Interbureau Chemis
try vs. Crop Estimates, ot Casino.
Postofflce Mailing vs. Substitutes,
Masonic Washington Centennial
vs. Osiris, National vs. King Solomon,
Acacia vs. M. M. Parker, at Royal.
District Resolutca vs. Royals, at
Navy Yard Erecting vs. B. M., at
Interstate Tarrlfs vs. Homers, at
Burcnu of Standards Sharpshoot
ers vs. Unions, at Arcade.
Washington City Tenpln" Pioneers
vs. Royals, at Royal.
National Capital Southeast Stars
vs. Palace, at Palace.
Hyattsvtlle Arcade ya. Royals, at
The Eastern Gtant
Meets All Comers
TO ANY MAN HE FAILS TO THROW
Tonight He Meets Three Men
Not So Far Advanced This Sea
son as in Others, Fighting
to Get Ahead.
By R. D. THOMAS.
It seems that the day has come
when the Royal team, of the National
Capital and District Leagues, which
has stood supreme above all other
quints In the city for several seasons,
Is to battte against and possltfy give
way to worthy rivals.
Generally It has been the rule at
this stage of the season for the Royal
Ave to be out In front with a com
fortable margin. This season, how
ever, Harry B. Halley and hi equally
well-known teammates are having
their hands full keeping around the
top In the two big leagues?5
In the District League especially
are they having a1 tough struggle,
with the Grand Centrals and Contl
ntntals furnishing the competition.
The last averages compiled, by the
veteran statistician of the circuit,
Horace Elmer, show the Grand Cen
trals leading by eighteen games won
and six lost to the Royals' and Conti
nentals' seventeen ana seven.
Have Third nest Records.
In the matter of records, both
Grand Centrals and Continentals have
an advantage over the Royals. On
total pins the Grand Controls lead
with 13.070, with the Royals second
with 13.007, and- the Continentals
third with 13,000. The Royals rank
third in high game ond set, the Conti
nentals leading In this respect With
6C5 and 1,700. Grand Centrals, with
608 and 1,690 are second. The Royals'
high marks ar 00 and 1.684.
In the National Capital League the
Royals are faring much better. In
addition to leading the circuit with a
Boou margin they hold nearly all the
league records. The crack rollers
have won 21 games and lost 3 against
17 and 7 for the Southeast Stars In
second place, and with 623 for game
and 1,770 for set, the Royals are far
ahead of their rivals In the matter of
records. It Is an Interesting fact
that the Royals do their beat rolling
in the National Capital.
Durall Northeast President.
Bernard E, Duvall was chosen pres
ident of the Northeast League at a
recent meeting. Other officers were
chosen as follows: Jack Caswell, sec
retary: Martin J. McHugh, treasurer,
and Edward Fredrlca. official scorer
Wight teams composing the league,
with their captains, are: Amerlcuii
Ice Company, No. 7. Robert C. Flora,
American Ice Company 'No. 2. Jesse A
Brown: C. P. Berg, Andrew W. Allen:
Northeastern, Edward Fredrlca: Na
tional Publishing Company. Frank
Frablxlo; National Guard Recruiting
Station, Henry C. Ewlng: McIIugh's
Atnietics. frame u. iteiay, ana in
dlans, Michael Puleskl.
The temporary schedule for the re
malnder of this month foltows: 'Jn
N. O. Recruiting vs. Northeaaterns;
21, C. B. Berg vs. American Ico Com
puny iso. i; , inuiann va. niiiuuni
Publishing Company: 23, McHughs vs
American Ice Company No. 2: 24. '
P. Berg vs. Northeastemsj 25. N-G
Recruiting vs. Indians; 27, C. P. Berg
vs. National Publishing Company
28, Northeaaterns va. American In
Company No. 7: 20. Indiana vs. Am
lean Ice Company No. 2: 30, McHughs
va. Recruiting Station.
Gladiators Top League.
Out In Hyattsvtlle the one league
boaated of by that town is having
some clone competition. The Gladl
otora hoooed Into tho lead by win
nlng three gamea from the Comete in
the latt match rolled.
Clevar ITall Strlee
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