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Gotham in Fever of Excitement on Eve of Series
Presidential Campaign Takes a
Back Seat in Baseball Fandom
Managers Mum as toj
Lineup of the
Betting Odds On Red
Sox Ease Off
(Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK. Oct. 7.—Does New York j
Intend to tyrn out to see the first i
tame of the world's series at the Po'-o
grounds tomorrow? She does. At least •
as much of her as can be jammed Into j
the Polo grounds at from $1 to $5. a |
throw. The balance of the population ]
will be compelled to content itself with j
the Becker trial, the bis; fleet of war
ships in the Hudson river, the presides- j
tlai campaign and such other trivial !
things as may be on the boards.
The 50,050 fans who actually will see ]
the games will be supplemented by j
other lines of thousands who will ;
watch the neu-spaper scoreboards, the j
tickers and other means of informs- j
The hotel district tonight fairly scin- !
.»*•- Hates baseball. Baseball writers from |
wall ever the country, men who figure
In every box score in the big league
j-rames, with scores in the smaller
leagues; fans from New York by the
hundreds, from Boston by the score and
from pretty nearly every section of the
country crowd the hotel corridors,
gather on the street corners and dis
sect the 45 men who are eligible to ap
pear in the big show from every angle.
It Is a good natured crowd and fights
ODDS DROP TO 10 TO 9
Betting? Yes, a good deal —and the
Boston team is still favorite, though
t trths odds have shortened until about
j •10 to 9 is the best that can be had for
For the first game the prevailing
price is even money, although there j
are some Boston rooters who are will
tug to give 6 to 5 on their favorites if ;
Joe Wood pitches. The popular bet is j
on the entire series, ho-svaver, bettors j
being afraid of the uncertainty of one j
game. Games or individual men are i
limited to comparatively small amounts, j
Some freak bets have been heard, such ;
ss one st evens that Tris Speaker ■
wc\uld make more hits than Larry j
Doyle during the series and one that l
Wood would beat Mathewson.
Of course, there's about $100,000 worth j
of talk to about every dollar's worth j
GENERALS SAW WOOD
A fruitful source of conjecture is as i
to the lineups for tomorrow's gajnes
There are only two men alive who can i
say -with certainty what the batting
ordef will be when the cry of "play,
ball" is greeted with a roar from 50,000
fans. They are McGraw and Stahl— j
and they won't tell. In fact, it Is j
doubtful if they could name the
Those in the big crowd which gath
ered about the hotels in the hope of
seeing the managers have been disap
pointed. Both Stahl and McGraw have
secluded all day. Steady
r nerves will be needed tomorrow, and if
any man goes into the game other
wise than at top notch it will not be
the fault of the generals in charge.
To those few who were privileged to
see the players It was noticeable that
- if any of them felt at all nervous they
were very successful in concealing it.
Veterans and youngsters all appeared
calm, and there was not a man of them
t had the most absolute confidence
nethat they have a share in the big pool.
rORn RI'.MOR WORRIES
Sinister reports came in the after
noon that a big storm was blowing up
from the south. Forecaster Starr does
not think there is much danger of Its
getting here tomorrow, but the sun
will be looked for mighty anxiously
In the morning.
If any one had any doubt as to the
popularity of the big game it would
surely have been dispelled by a visit
to One Hundred and Fifty-fifth street
and Eighth avenue this morning about
sun up. As early as last midnight the
fans had begun to form in line for the
purpose of getting a chance at 4,000
reserved seats. By the time the selling
of tickets began the line stretched
down Eighth avenue for the distance
of a mile. Within three hours every
ticket was sold and 10,000 fans who
had overslept had to go away tlcketless.
L. N T . Leonard of EJyra, N. V., got the
first ticket. He paid Thomas Brennan
$10 for holding the head of the line
from 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
It will be a fair field now—and no
favor. There will be no room for an
alibi, whatever the result.
While It Is not certain who will pitch
tomorrow's game, the Indications to
night are that it will be Mathewson and
♦Wood, though McGraw may decide to
"send in Tesreau, saving Matty for the
first game in Boston. In closing. It
sure will be one big day in New York
John Kling Retires From
[Specie/ Dispatch to The Calt]
BOSTON. Oct. 7.—Manager John
Kllng of the Boston Nationals, in a
«•*• letter to newspaper friends in Boston
Jsa*,3loday, announces his retirement from
** He says that he is satisfied, after
vainly seeking for a conference -with
President Gaffney of the Boston club
>r more than a week, that the rumors as
to George Sialllngs being his successor
are true, although he has in his pos
yesslon a telegram from Gaffney ad
ding him not to place any credence
in the story that Stalling* would be
the manager of the Boston club for
Kllng refuses to be disgraced or de
» .graded. He feels that President Gaff
ney intends to trade him to New York,
Pittsburg or some other club, and re
cuses to be traded any more; nor will
he accept a subordinate position in
the Boston club.
Jim Corbett Wants Dope
On Series in Bed
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
PHILADELPHIA. Oct. 7.—Jim Cor
ett was able to see and talk with
rri<-nds today. He is now practically
JT t of danger. He fretted some be-
I iuse he could not see the world's
Ties, but today arrangements, were
made for a telephone report to him and
he is quiet and happy. >
Skippers of the Two Teams
Both Confident of Victory
The Call presents to its readers these interesting forewords to the
immortal contest that begins today at the Polo grounds in New York,
the one by the manager of the veteran New York Giants, the other by
the manager of the younger Boston Red Sox—flushed with their first
possession of the American league pennant:
Manager Boston Rod Sox.
[Special Dispatch to Th* Call]
ITEW YORK, Oct. 7.—We expect a hard
light all the way. We knew that we have
got our werfc cut o*jt for us and that it is up
to the Red Sex *c show everything they
possess if they hope te win the world's cham
We expect te win, of course, for vre hawe
a g«ed ball club—one that is evenly balanced,
a erewd of good consistent hitters and one
that is n*ver Beaten while there is a ghost of
a ehanos in sight; but we realize that we are
f«isc to meet a mighty good club, too, for
*n? team that finishes at the top must be a
miwhty e/eed one, and all the charges ef "bull
luck"" and "getting the best of the breaks"
fall flat in any criticisms that may be made
of a pennant winner.
Larry Gardner will ha back in the lineup.
and the Red Sox will go into the flg-ht with
their full strength and the confidence that
has carried them through the whole chain
pienthip season. I have the greataat con
fid>rca in my pitching- staff and feel that it
will not feil me when the time arrives. Then
if we ?-ct an even share of the bresks I am
confidant that th* Boston team will win the
It is any one's battl* in a way, but I like
our chances immensely.
DATA ON WORLD SERIES FOR
READY REFERENCE BY FANS
Complete data for the world's series, which opens at New York to
day, are given below for The Call's readers to "paste in their hats."
Contestants—Hew York National League Baseball club (Giants) and Boston American
League Baseball club (Bed Sex).
Time—Series starts today and continues until one team has won four games.
Place—First game at Hew Yerk National League grounds (Polo grounds).
First gams. October 6, at New York. Fourth game, October 11, at Beeten.
Second game, October 9, at Boston. Fifth game. October 18, at New York.
Third game, October 10, at New York. Sixth game, October 14, at Boston.
In case cf postponement on account ef weather conditions postponed games most be
played off in city originally designated before the next scheduled game la contested.
Men eligible to participate:
BOSTON NEW YOBX
Garland Stahl, manager. John McGraw, manager.
Ball Gardner O'Brien Ames Hartley Robinson
Bedient Hall Fape Groh Hersog Shafer
Bradley Hsariksen Speaker Bunts Marq-aard Snodgrass
Cady Hooper Thomas Craadali Mathewson Tesreau
Collins Krug Wagner Doyle McCormick Wilson
Carrigen Lewis Wood Severe Merkle Wiltse
Engle Yerkes Fletcher Meyers
Umpires—Bigier and Klem for National league, O'Loughlin and Evans for Americsn
Prices of seats—ln New York, ranging from SI to 15 and $25 for boxes seating four;
ir. Boston, ranging from 50 cents to $5.
How the money is split—Sixty per cent ef receipts of the first four games te ge te
the players' pool. Ten per cent of the re celpts of the first four games te ge to National
commission. Thirty per cent ef the first four games and all receipts of remaining games
to ge to club owners.
The players' pool is divided 60 per cent among members of the winning and €0 per
cent among the members of the losing teams. All players eligible to participate draw aa
equal share in the pool whether or not th ey compete in any ot the games.
BOSTON FANS OFF
TO N.Y. IN HORDES
Mayor Biggest Fan in Bunch
and Gaynor Holds Good
Seat for Him
BOSTON, Oct. 7.—Within a few hours
of the departure today of the Red Sox
for New York, where they will meet
the Giants tomorrow in the initial con
test of the world series, hundreds of
Boston and New England baseball en
thusiasts followed in their wake.
k.'iatung in the late afternoon with
the "royal rooters." who went 300
strong in a special train, the migration
continued through the night. Even
the accommodations of early morning
trains were largely exhausted by the
reservations of baseball enthusiasts.
Most of them had reserved seat
tickets for the New York game, but
others started with only a hope of get
ting into the Polo grounds somehow to
**root" for the Red Sox.'
The players made the trip practically
in seclusion. They had a special car
on the Knickerbocker Limited. The
demonstration planned for the Red
Sox departure miscarried, as the crowd
assembled at the south station, while
the players boarded the train at Back
Confidence In the Red Sox gained
strength from the general belief that
"Smoky" Joe Wood will pitch for Bos
ton in the opening game.
Mayor Fitzgerald is imbued strongly
with the same feeling. This is indi
cated in telegrams exchanged between
him and Mayor Gaynor of New York
today, in which Mayor Fitzgerald is
assured of a good seat at tomorrow's
game. He left at midnight.
How Wise Ones Look At
New Football Rules
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK, Oct. 7.—Students of
football have been studying the games
already played this season, and as a
rule have concluded that the new rules
have resulted tn an Improvement. Har
rison Fish Jr., captain of the Harvard
1900 team and for three years playing
a fine game as tackle, says:
•Straight football will be more in
evidence this year, consequently more
attention than ever will be paid to the
development of a swift attack. Now
that pushing and pulling have been
abolished, it becomes increasingly Im
portant that the backs get to the open
ing before the defense ha*' time to size
up the play.
"In one particular the new rules point
to a reversion to the old school theory
of attack. The addition of one more
down makes it highly probable that
the offensive team, as soon as it gains
possession of the ball, will attempt,
for two downs at least, to rush. A
premium has been placed upon con
tinued possession of the ball and luck,
which played such -a large part In the
games last year, has been materially
This seems a pretty general opinion.
More of the varsity football teams
played to form Saturday, if the expres
sion be permissible, than they did the
week before. All the games ef the so
called "Big Five" were harder, follow
ing the policy of the compilers of
schedules, to lead gradually to the big
games of the season. In every instance,
except at Ithaca, the elevens showed
that they had materially improved dur
ing the previous week.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1912.
Manager New York Giants.
[Special Dispatch io The Call]
NEW YOEK. Oct. 7.—lt has never been
among ray failings to weaken ea ay own
team. I give tbe Giants credit for saint »
better team than the ac celled experts think
they are. I can see weak spots la th* line
up . but there are acme also in the Beaton
team. I expect to see them tomorrow and
take advantage of them. No team is perfect.
We are in a better position than the Amer
ican league eharnpifißS, to my way of think
ing. Pr&eticajly all of the wiseacres pick
3oat<-ji to win. la* So* knew they are the
favorites and that they are eapeeted to mop
v.s up right away.
Another thin* the Bed Sex are a young
team and a new bidder for th* world's cham-
F'onship. Seasoning" counts for something.
The Giants ought to ho steadier thi* year.
We hare faced pitchers as reed aa Wood, and
cur pitchers fceve fooled batters aa good as
The Giants at times this season have been
faster and mere effective in alt departments
than any ch&mpioaahio team I have ever man*
aced. They have had some bad streaks, too.
The Sox are fsst because they have main
tained a steady clip all the season, ft may
strike our best gsit next week.
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NEW YORKERS PIN
FAITH TO GIANTS
Thousand of Metropolitan Fans
In Line Hours at the
NEW YORK, Oct. 7.—Like two armies
on the eve of a battle, the New York
Giants and the Boston Red Sox slept
on their arms tonight dreaming of vic
Last reports from the rival, camps
show that not a regular will be miss
ing from the batting list when the
umpire says "play ball" for the first
struggle of the series. The Giants had
their first workout at the Polo grounds
this afternoon, their opponents being
the New York Americans, tail enders
of the 1912 American league race, who
won the game, 4 to 2.
The Boston Red Sox arrived tonight.
Orders were for early retirement, and [
most of the men, after reaching their
hotel, went to their rooms and did not
leave them. If there were any play
ers among the American league cham
pions who were not In condition, Man
ager Jake Stahl would not admit It,
and certainly none appeared so. The
visiting team had its final practice at
Fenway park, Boston, early in the day,
and Manager Stahl was so well satis- I
fled with his men that he will not aend'
them to the American league park to
morrow for a final light workout.
Picking the winner apparently is
just as hazardous a proposition this
year as it was In the previous series
for tha world's championship.
New Yorkers pin their faith to John
J. McGraw's three great pitchers, and
the base running ability of the trium
phant National leaguers.
Boston, with its hard hitting out
field, expects to reach the pitching of
New York's twirlers, and hopes that
Wood. Collins and O'Brien will keep
tbe Giants off the bases and not give
them many chances to show their
ability on the paths.
Good weather is in prospect for the
opening contest, and it is expected that
the record crowd for a world's series—
35,281 —will be exceeded. Evidence of
this was shown today when thousands
stood for hours at the Polo grounds to
buy reserved seats, of which only 4,000
were placed on sale. These tickets
were for the upper stand, and gold at
Tha line began to form Sunday after
noon, and at daybreak today it had
grown to enormous length. j Tickets
went rapidly, and when the last were
sold and the windows of the box of
fices were closed, there was a great
protest from the disappointed persons
in the crowd. *
Only two tickets were sold to each
person. Many tricks were Invented
by speculators to get the pasteboards,
but for tha first time in New York the.
speculators were "beaten" by the club
Entries Galore for Meet
At Alameda Track
ALAMEDA. Oct. 7.—Entries of horses,
In the trotting meet to be held at too.
Alameda track Sunday afternoon have
been received from owners in Peta
luma, Stockton, San Francisco* Oakland
and this city. Trophies valued at more
than $1,000 will be awarded. The meet
is to be held under the management
of driving associations ot Alameda and
San Francisco counties. j
FAIR FANS FREE
AT THE ALCAZAR
Watch the World's Series Play
by Play — Men Polks, ot
Course, Must "Dig"
The electric annunciator that is to be
used at the Alcazar theater to show
local fans th,e game*" of the world's
series between the Giants and Red
Sox is complete. Manager J. E. Alex
ander will have any defects that may
be found rectified before the doors of
the theater are thrown open at 10:30
o'eleek this morning.
| Manager Alexander made the an
j nouncement that ladles would be his
j guests at the opening game. The entire
J balcony of the theater will be thrown
open to them free of charge, and none
I but ladies will be admitted to that part
of the house.
BUI Lange and Sam Rucker, who are
i behind the venture, are practically as
| sured of its success. Eastern visitors
! at the big hotels here already have
j put in applications for large blocks of
j seats. They appreciate the fact that
only those in the stands at the Pole
grounds will have a better opportunity ,
of following the game. !
These easterners, have seen the elec
. trie annunciator in operation and know
just how closely a game may be foL
i lowed by it. They know that if a ball
| is called on a batter they will know it
I almost on the instant that the umpire
j raises his left hand. The same goes for
I a strike. If the batter succeeds in
1 reaching first base, the annunciator
j will show just how he gets there. If
I he Is retired, it will show in just what
In fact, it will be as easy to score
these games while sitting- Alca
jsar as it will be from the press box on
the Polo grounds. If there is any little
thing that the electrical apparatus can
not explain, there will be a competent
announcer on hand to do the explain
ing. This announcer will tell right
from the direct wire all of the pre
If Tris Speaker makes a sensational
catch In practice out in the field, the
audience will know It. They will also
know If Christy Mathewson and Joe
Wood are warming up to go into the
box. Not one little incident that trans
pires at one of these games will be
overlooked by the experts on the New
York and Boston end of the wire, and
the fans here will know of it aa soon
as it transpires.
President Taft Has a
Feelin' for Red Sox
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
DALTON, Mass. Oct. 7.—While Presi
dent Taft has, in addition to the cares
of the government, the responsibility
of a most important political campaign,
he is taking a keen interest in the
world series for the baseball cham
pionship. The president had Intended
to see the first game played in Bos
ton, but the exigencies of the cam
"It's a great disappointment to me
that I could not see Wednesday's
game," he said today. "I always enjoy
a good game ef baseball and should
like above almost anything to see these
two great teams play. If things, can
be so arranged, I hope to see one- of
The president refused to express an
opinion on the outcome of the series,
but laughingly said:
"You know I live In an American
Stars Missing From St.
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
OAKLAND, Oct. 7.'—Coach Otto Rit
tler put the squad through two hours
of hard practice today on St! Mary's
campus, ending up with a fame be
tween the first and second squads,
which was won by the varsity men, 40
to 3. Today's showing will give some
ef the men on the second a chance
against California Wednesday after
Bruzzone, Hatt and Tognazinni of the
forwards and Riordan and Townsend,
three-quarter men, were out of the
game today on account of injuries and
are not expected to be able to play.
The absence of the three forwards
will make a big hole in the advance
OFF AGAIN—ON AGAIN
ITHACA, N V.. Oct. 7.—Coach Sharp* made
another spectacular mora la the Cornell football
situation today as a sequel to the poor showing
la last Saturday's fame against Oberllo. A week
ago Sharpe tdok all but nine men away from the
training table. Now he has taken the whole
squad of 40 back.
rhe All-Havana cigar is in
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sours, the only safe smoke is
* mild, delightful blend oi
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IC A. OttOnt Ok Co, Inc.
SOLONS DONATE A
GAME TO TIGERS
It Was a Whitewash Score, but
the Hogan Menagerie
Didn't Earn It
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
LOS ANGELES,* Oct. 7—Hogan'f ter-
rors had an awful lot of fun today
with- the Sacramento crowd. Munsell
pitched, but his offerings were of nego
tiable character and the final score
was 11 to 0.
Only 10 hits were allowed by the
Sacramento heavers, and the Tact that
H runs were made entitled Hogan's
outfit to some consideration, if they are
in third place.
Baum and Carson were the Hooligan
tossers, and while they allowed six
hits they were not converted into runs.
The Villagers took all the steam out of
their adversaries in the. first round
by scoring five men. After that the
work of the Senators was perfunctory.
Carlisle singled'to* center and Kane
doubled to right, putting Carlisle oh
third. Baylaas walked, filling the bases,
and Carlisle scored while Brashear was
grounding out. O'Rourke threw Hosp's
hot grounder wild to Kreitz and Kane
and Bayless both romped home.
Then came Litschi, who is unknown
to fame as a batter, and lifted the
ball over the left field fence, so he and
Hosp added to the already grand total.
McDonnell walked and took second on
O'Rourke's error, and then Master
Brown was permitted to walk by the
gracious Senatorial tosser. Baum
grounded out and McDonnell went out
trying to steal home.
This chapter accounts for five of the
runs, and six others were made in the
same uninteresting fashion. Vernon
did not win the game. Sacramento
merely threw it away. Score:. -
AB. R. BH. PO. A. E.
Shlnn, r. f 4 0 0 0 0 1
Van Buren, c. f 4 0 1 1 1 0
O'Rourke. 2b 8 0 1 0 • 2
Swain, 1. f ' 4 0 2 2 0 1
Heister, 3b 4 0 0 2 2 1
Orr. ss 4 0 1 1 8 0
Miller, lb 2 0 0 12 0 0
Krelts. c 3 « 0 8 1 0
Munsell, p 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harden, p ~3 0 1 0 1 0
GilHgan, lb 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total <i....31 0 0 24 14 3
AB. R, BH. PO. A. E.
Carlisle, 1. f. 5 2 1 2 0 0
Kane., c. f 6 2 2 2 0 0
Bayless. r. f 3 1 1 2 0 0
Braahear. 2b 5 0 0 3 8 0
Hosp, ss 4 2 1 I 3 0
Litschi, Sb 4 2 2 1 « 0
McDonnell, lb., 2b 8 0 2 10 1 0
Brown, c 2 1 0 2 1 1
•Baum 2 1 1 0 1 0
Carson, p 1 0 0 0. 0 0
Hogan, lb 1 0 0 2 0 0
Total 33 11 10 37 17 1
•Martinke ran for Baum In sixth inning.
RONS AND HITS BY INNINGS
Sacramento 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 o—o
Basehits 1 1 0 1 1 I 0 0 I—B
Vernon 5 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 x—ll
Basehits 8 0 1 0 0 5 1 0 x—lo
Three hits off Munsell In one inning; 5 hits
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STANDING OF CLUBS
IN COAST LEAGUE
W. L. Pet.
Oakland 108 g74 593
Los Angeles 194 'TT STS
Vernon 101 79 560
Portland T« 88 403
fan Frsßclseo 80 104 425
Sacramento 64 111 367
RESULTS OF GAMES
Vernon It, Saetameato 9.
Portland at San Francisco.
Oakland at Sacrament*.
Vernon at Los Angeles.
' off gaum In six Innings. Home run—Litsclii.
' Two base hits—Kane (2), McDonnell <2>. Swain,
Lltscht, Bsyless, Hosp. First base on called
balls—Off Manse 11 S, off Baunx 1, off Carson 1.
Sacrifice hit—Baum. Stolen base—O'Rourke.
Struck out—By Baum 2, by Carson 1. by Harden
3, Double play—Litsehl te Brashear to Mc-
Donnell. Charge defeat to Munsell; credit **le
tory to Baum. Passed ball—Brown. Time of
game— 1 hour and 45 minutes. Umpires—Fin
ney and Hildebrand.
Seals 6, Watsonville 3
[Special Dispatch to Th* Call]
WATSONVILLE, Oct. 7.—The San
Francisco Seals defeated the Watson
ville Giants here this afternoon.in a
pretty game by a score of *to S. The
stores uptown closed all aftern»on and
everybody attended the game, today
being the first time in the history of
the city that a Coast league club had
The whole story of the game was
that McCorry, who started for the
Seals, and Henley, who finished for the
visitors, were stingy whan hits meant
runs; while Sidney Hatch, the Watson
ville hurler, was touched up at a lively
clip at times, although ragged work
en the part of his team mates was
responsible fof at least half of the
The Giants managed to keep the
score from being lopsided, and the
game was a fast and snappy affair.
R. H. E.
Seals 8 n l
Giants 3 6 5
Batteries—McCorry, Henley and Aver; Hatch
and MUford. t'mplre—Kelse Crawford.
Petaluma Driving Club
Plans for Meet
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
PETALUMA, Oct. 7.—At a meeting
held today by the Petaluma Driving
club officers were elected as follows:
President, Robert S. Brown; secretary,
Charles Egan. It was decided to hold
a meeting in Petaluma October 26 and
27, at which time the members of the
California Driving club of San Fran
cisco will be present.
In preparation for the coming meet
a committee on subscriptions has been
appointed consisting of John Offutt, R.
S.-Brown, T. Mego and M. Amie.
It is the purpose of the club to de
fray alii expenses out of the subscrip
tions and to have free admission.
Schools ot City Enthusiastic In
Organizing for Sports
of All Kinds
Athletic Director Eustace Peixotto
of the Public Schools Athletic league
yesterday began his campaign to or
ganize the grammar schools of the city
into athletic bodies along lines that have
been adopted by the board of educa
Commissioner Powers of the board
yesterday accompanied Peixotto around
tbe schools on the first tour, the Ever
ett, Fairmount and Columbia schools
being the ones visited. At each of
these schools the pupils were addressed
by both the commissioner and the ath
letic director and considerable enthusi
asm has baen aroused over the new
athletic movement. Today th© tours
for the purpose of organization will be
continued and all schools In the city
will be visited in due course. The
principals at the s'hnols visited yes
terday have not only expressed them
selves as favoring the new idea, but
after the talk by Powers and Peixotto
have set about organizing athletic
associations In their respective schools.
Principal Felden Sturgess of Everett
will take charge of the athletics at his
school and hopes to interest all his
pupils, both boys and girls. In some
form of healthful outdoor work. Yes
terday the eighth grade class won the
interclass championship of the school
by defeating a specially selected class
team. This Is only the start of the
work at Everett, and Sturgess will have
organized games in every one of his
At Fairmount, Principal de Bell was
equally enthusiastic, and the students
under hie supervision yesterday organ
ized the Fai-gpiount School Athletic asso
ciation. This new organization will be
under the personal direction of the
principal, and one of the teachers will
be named as athletic adviser.
Mrs. L. K. Burke, principal of the
Columbia school, is another who favors
the idea. She also will organize the
pupils of her school into an athletic
Yankee Scrapper Trims
SYDNEY, Australia, Oct 7.—Jack
Lester, the American heavy weigh)
pugilist, was the victor today in J
fight with Jack Howard, a midd.9>
weight boxer of New South Wales. Tho
contest was stopped by the police in
the thirteenth round.
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