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. News and Views 1 Truth and Sincerity WASHINGTON STILL TO BE RECKONED WITH IN ; - AMERICAN JiAGIIE RICE . Manager Griffith Believes His Club Still Has & Chance PITCHERS ARE GOING GOOD Batting Slump Caused Drop— Catching Department Crippled While the Washington team ■ pen nant hopes have received a very se vere bump by St. Louis and Chicago and to sotne it may appedfc as a fatal Jolt, Clark Griffith believes his club is still to be reckonede with in the pen nant race. Eighteen more games will be played by the Senators at home, and of these they expect to cop at least 14. Just now Washington Is consider ably crippled in the catching depart ment. Ainsmith is out of the game for several days with a split finger, while Henry's knee is causing hint trouble. Al. Williams Is doing the brunt of the work, but is in noue too good shape, as he is suffering fiom a spiked hand and a bruised huger. The Nationals are In a batting slump. Moeller has been in poor form | for the past week, though previously j he was going st a terrific clip To the Washington fans (he most encouraging feature the slump must be the fact that the pitchers did not ahow any alarming signs of weak ening. One of the great baseball mysteries of 1912: Why did the Reds, and only the Reds, fall down in batting* Why were they the one and only club, out of eight, to slump with the bat? The weekly averages have shown that seven clubs In the National league kept up a fairly steady batting gait from the kick-off till the present time. These clubs, all'seven of them, varied but little as the weeks went b>. and showed in no special Instance any tendency to fall. Cincinnati alone out of the eight, ceased batting, shot downward and never stopped till the Reds' team average sang far below that of any other club. Wherefore and whyfore? No one seems able to give a satisfactory ex planation—but the figures tell the ■torv. Let’s see. Yes, it was Charley Mur phy of the Cubs who last I>ecember sarcastically suggested Ran H. John son as president of both the National and American leagues Ills holler now about Bresnahan being likely to throw games to New York became Bressy has the management of the All-Star tonring Uam for next winter in view. Is about In the same happy vein of humor McKETRICH SKEPTIC A L . ABOUT JOHNSON FIGHT NEW YORK. Aug 16.-Dan McKet rick, manager of Joe Jeannette, la skeptical of Jack Johnson's agree metr to box Jeannette. He fears Johnson will back oat at the crucial time. “1 won't be happy until they meet in the ring Then i will know Jeannette Is to fight Johnos," on mh , Jeannette is to tight Johnson?” said McKetcrlck. AMERICAN LEAGUE STAWniVU. W. L l'ct. W L.ivt. Boston... 76 34 691 Detroit. . .VE 3n ,t*>: Athletic*. 66 43 606 Oevel'Tid Si 39 .464) tv ash ’ton 67 44 604 N York 35 7;.' 32. Chicago.. 55 56 4»5 St. Lou!*. 35 74 321 ) mlrrrio'a KnulU. New Vork 5, Detroit 4 Washington 4, Chicago 3 (10 tn ■lnffs). Athletics 5. Cleveland 2. Boston 13, fit. Laiuia t Today’s Detroit at N* w York Chicago at Washington St Louis ut Boston Cleveland at Rhibtdelphla. NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L.Pet. x i. pet N. York . 7S SO .700 -t Chl< ago . 69 3« 657 Ht L<>uia 4*69 445> ! Pltteb’gh 65 40.01) lirt*okl>n I'* 69 ar, Phillies.. 50 &4 441 Boston 20 70 269 Yeateriin * •* Hrsults. Chicago 5. New York 1 Pittsburgh 7*4 I'hlllies 1 0 Brooklyn 7-0, Cincinnati ;r-'. St. Louis 7, Bouton 5 .... Torts* ’a liamri. New York at Chicago Philadelphia at Pittsburgh Brooklyn at Cincinnati Boston at St. Louis SOUTH MICHIGAN LEAGUE **T TV. L.Pet. \V L Pet 1 B Creek. r. 137 622 Clint 52 4S 3;o Adrian... 55 41 577 Lansing 49 46 5H Jackson.. 54 44 551 KuSoo 43 5a 474 Yester.la *’* Hesnlta. Flint I. Jackson 3. Kalsmasoo 15 I.ansing 0 Battle Creek 9 Adrian 2 Titrts*'* liimri. Jackson nt Flint. I. wising at Kalarnaxon. Battle Creek '•4*-l«*n AMERICAN ASSOCIATION mMiißi. W.LPct. W L.Pct Mlnne'lls 60 44 646 Mllw kee r 7 «S 4«- Columbus 79 45 .637 St Paul.. 57 69 432 Toledo. .. 74 4* 607 Louisville 44 76 371 Kan. City 59 6 4 4 6•> Indlan'lts 44 63 347 Yesterday's Hesnlts. Milwaukee *, Indianapolls 3. Mo other game* " l yert. INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE *T\M)IY«i. tr. L.Pct. W. LPri Booheat'r 69 46 .606 Jsr. City *6 59 494 Toronto.. #6 49 57* Buffalo 51 69 46" Baltlffiea 4a*3 Newark. 64 .60 493 Trovld ce 46 46 421 Awh Pffstlss Dear Rlabt. liars FrU lt*« C*„ 10 Jshs WL K i l/Ts HE \ Tno wE'S STurrtO \ /err '— N 11 / 1T c / HEY Vou ) /THAT'S ') (HE W TWYiN 1 ’ /HE BoSTED) c Vow/ KiN I (alive?/ ytMOGM \ (auvC! ' I LE9€ ° r — * Sia a/ td LEAftf* J I ASV THE ZOO J ( Swat hiM Ttu.) AMES AND LAVENDER WILL WORK TODAY Cub Fans Believe Victory Today Will Mean the Pen nant CHICAGO. Aug. 16.—Ames, it was belle*ed. would be the choice today |of Manager McGraw of the humbled 'Giants, following the New Yorkers tyfeat at the hands of the slugging Cubs, yesterday afternoon. Lavender was almost certain to Chance’s choice for mound work Chicago fans declared today that yesterdays victory will mean the pennant for Chicago They say the Cubs ha*e lost their awe of the league leaders and that Marquard will never be effective agaiust the Cubs again . 'Don’t you believe it." said Man ager McGraw. when told of tins AVe never were quitters and watch what we do to this hunch this afternoon" Chance, smiling broadly refused to comment, beyond the statement that lavender probably would work In I this atternoon’s game Sometimes the Worm Will Turn T»KTRO!T . AEi r it n • v. ! Jon***, l. f., i 4 t n t t «* I4i,*h, * !« 1 t . I 2 1 1 Cobb. r I I 4 • 1 'Crawford. r f....*.... 4 <■ 2 2 •> •• | i i<oudeti. 2b . *' 11 n ft '• ♦' | Vitt. 2b :.. » » 1 I 4 ft iK. Onslow, lb 4 '» '* 9 I 1 | I Deal, 3h ...» 3«• 1 t 0 0' K Ocher. c -....4 ft 0 4 2 2 Piibuc, p 7 1 I ft j ft Totals 4 Ni:\V YORK Alt R If O \ 17 ‘ Dan !*•!*. 1 f I «' " .7 *> t Chase, lb. 4 ft 1 15 1 ft Caddo, k .3b 7 t ft I .1 I /Inn r f .. 2 1 ft- .» 1 Pimmnn*. 2h 2 ft ft I 6 ft ll.irt/.-ll < f 1 1 1 ft <* Stump r • 1 1 ft 2 2 1 Sweeney, <• .7 ft 2 1 1 ft McConneCl, p 3 <* ft ft I 2 Total* .. .' 27 .7 5 27 17 i jHSifn ft Detroit » ft 3 ft it ft <* 1 ft • N*-w York ... .2 •« ft 1 •• 2 ft ft * 5 Three*Wu*«* hit—Crawford Str i<k nt»t- Bv ’Ddbiti* t, h> McConnell I Ha*.-* on i.hii*—off rnihu. r. ..rr M-- Connell 2. Double |>lhv Simmon*. Stump an<| (’base I’lrst T>a**- on «-r --ro- TAs-trolt ? le-fi on l»a».-* i>* - trolt 4. New- York 5. Paa**-<! t.all Kocher Wild ME. by pltrh‘*.l T-fill By t>ubu< . I’a.ldo. k Tim*- 1:47 empires u Loughltn and Evan* Steal Second With Bases Full? Sure, Says McGraw. "The biggest honehea,| play In th<‘ world, bo the fans and critics all agree, la stealing third or second with the bases full.” says John Mc- Graw “That play, of course, is the climax of absurdity. Vet there are times, on the level, when I wouldn't hesitate to order a man to steal sec ond with the bases full. If you had the banes picked with quick, keen *!tted runners, two out, and some fellow up who way a mark for the pitcher th» n on watch, what would be ‘VI/ the 'Sporting Goods Store' Leather Goods The famous "Cordova” and other excellent makes of Leather Goods. The "Cordova” line is especially high grade—every article a masterpiece—the work of a real artist. If you want unusual bargains you should gee this assortment 25 per cent off on Ladies’ Hand Bags for a few days. Camping Supplies Tents, Cooking Utensils, and everything for the out* ing. Splendid line of Fishing Tackle. Bait. Waders, Fish ing Coats, Bait, Canoes, etc.. Fire Arms. Hunting Cloth ing. Tennis Blazers. Mackinaws, Sweaters, Jerseys, Mid dy Blouses, Bathing Suits, etc. No matter what you want in Spoiting Goods you’ll find it here. Our prices are the lowest possible for the quality, too W. B. Jarvis Cos.. Hitrry HIT • s , 'it* 6124 _ £37 239 WOODWARD. THE TIMES SPORT PAGE WHY DO PLAYERS PAY ANY ATTENTION TO GRANDSTAND Kail players as a rule give little heed to criticism which is hurled at them from th« grand stand. and yet every now and then a player will make the st rious mistake of resenting such criticism when he should stop to consider that the vapor iugs of a single individual out of a crowd of thousands by no means express the geuerul sentiment Why a player should give anv attention to the remarks 'of someone disgruntled individual when it is plain that a majority of those witnessing the games are satisfied is hard to under stand. but it must be said that there are few ball players now adays who give such matters any attention, and they are all the better off for it. WORLD’S BEST KIDEKS IN MOTORCYCLE RACES Some of the world’s best riders | have entered the motorcycle races to be held at the State Fair grounds, jSundty ufternoon, Aug 18. at 2:30 o'clock, tinder the auspices of the Detroit Motorcycle Dealers' club lx>ca| Interest Is already very keeu. great rivalry having been aroused otnong the Detroit talent, and there is every prospect that the meet will be a hummer. Valuable prizes will be distributed to the winners and these are now being shown In the windows of the Jarvis store. Wood ward and Clifford There will be five big events: 10- , mile ” novice; 10-mlle handicap, 30-50 [Has* (open»: unknown distance i (open!; five-mile for fully equipped •tori muchtnes. 25-mile handicap (open). GALLAGHER DIDN’T FOLLOW MURPHY’S TIP Johnny Gallagher, of Philadelphia, is back at hi* office joh again, but still is of the opinion that he might iia\»- done better in that Olympic Marathon "I blame no one but myself,’’ he says, "but I do wish I had taken >£lke Murphys advice. Mike told me to hold bark at the start and not to spurt until 1 thought I had a chance to wear down the leaders. "1 did not spurt too soon. In fact not soon enough, holding hack t»>o ing. but had I done as Murphy wanted me to do, and had followed hla In structions Implicit**, I surely would have overtaken several of the run ners that finished ahead of me.” a be ter play than to af*nd th« man on firs* right down to second? Start the runner from third, of course, aw sobn an they began throwing the hall around, and keep all three of your runners moving. Thero would be all aorta of chances for a muff, a bad throw, or cleanly beating the ball home, and. once the run wan In, they could have the man who had run off first and welcome to him! I’M risk that kind of a honehead any time the opportunity preaenta Itaelf." THE DETROIT TIMES: FRIDAY. AUGUST 16, 1912. GRIPSACK SI GOES A COUPLE OK ROUNDS WITH A CROCODILE, BUT THE POLICE STOP THE EIGHT. MSI AND JOBES PBOBBBtI BREAK Cherokee Tom Not Consulted When Ad. Signs to Fight McFarland CADILLAC. Mich, Aug 16.—That the signing of articles last night be i tween Ad Wolgast. lightweight champ, and Emil Thlry, manager of Packy McFarland, for a fight in New York. Oct. 27, will cause a break be tween the champion and his manager. Tom Jones, is considered certain here today. Wolgast iu signing for the fight did not consult Jones iu any par ticular. Jones, who is in California, is ex pected to hurry east when the news reaches him for a rvckoulng with Ail. While Wolgast does not state that Jones and he have broken, it Is al most a certainty that the Michigan lighter intends to "paddle his own canoe’ from now on with no assist ance from Cherokee Tom. The light in New York is to l*» a ten-round, no-decision mill Wolgast is to receive f 15,000 and 51 per cent of the moving pictures or he may waive his right to the picture* and take $22,600. He will also receive fl.- 00<* traiulng expense money. McFarland will receive 17 1-2 per cent of the gate receipts and 10 per cent of the motion pictures. That Wolgast conceded a good bit to Thlry in return for the big guaran tee is shown In the articles McFar land will be allowed to weigh In at 135 pounds at 3 o'clock on the after noon of the fight. This means that the Chicago scrapper will have about a five-pound ad*anrage over Ad when they enter the ring Aren’t Sporting Writers Queer Guys, Though? Fame and fortune bring their trou bleu, as witness the stabbing of Ty Cobb yesterday. Evidently It was not a case of oorsonal enmity, hut merely picking out what the thugs call a ' fall guv,” who was supposed to have a lot of money. It is pleasing to see that the injury Is not very serious, and also that Cobb tried to keep the matter as quiet a« possible. According to many of Cobb s carping it would be thought that he would make a lot of full out of it, but once again let It be said that the premier slugger is not that kind of a fellow. Avery speedy recovery and no dimming of his bat ting eve are earnestly wished for the Detroit player.—Baltimore News. The native modesty of Ty Cobb Price Saturday the Last Day Os Our Great Half-Price Sale Tomorrow night at 10 o’clock will w itness the end of the most remarkable merchandis ing event Detroit has ever known. W e anticipate a tremendous htn-iness— Everything is in readiness to serve the hundreds <>f men and young men who will come and share in the great savings, 'l hc assortment*-*till affWd splendid choice—The value-* are truly \\ onderftil. It will be a "Big Day" for those who profit by this announcement and come and purchase new clothes, etc. —the finest In the world at Just yO Price Take your choice tomorrow of our entire stock of Iwo and Three-Piece Summer Suits Mu** «nd Mark*). Men’s and Young Men’s Summer Trou ers <H v ce|>| blur* and Mark*). Straw b ats tlhcl'idln* Knox, Ifeitry ll rath end Uluru A Koch *tr«W*i. Boys’ Fancy Summer Suits '* *‘ r *‘ Mu# * an, » r * s *** k^ • Aa>h Suits and Straw Hats Men's and Boys’ Fancy Silk and Wash Neckwear (ftp. Men 7 * »ml VVomcfO V> jS L.BlßD.rwcij VJ Oxford* DETROIT* LARUK9T CLOTHIER* DEE-FER-ER! DEE-FER-ER! IT’S THE LORD HIGH MIGHTY ARBITER With it |m>|i>k l«-« iu K.llltert anil Wulllt aa'* Mikado. 11l III) * HIMIor. (11l 14a I N 4TO LI 111 ( MIMIC. !> * * I*ll -KIM II Mill**. IMi HOW Till! II 6111.* l BAKU I.MII*IIH VI. Will. LOOK ON Vila. 2.V again asserts itself. Two of th«* high waymvn who recognized him ran away, according to his statement, when they found out who it wan they were assaulting and the third man. who scratched Tv's sacred hack with a "dagger'’ or a pocket knife, pleaded on his knees and with tears for for glveness. It must be great to he great. But we don’t see yet Jn<*f how Ty managed to shake hands with the appalled pair who took to their heel*. Buffalo News HICKS WILL MEET CLARKE IN PITTSBURG Freddie Hicks. Detroit middle weight. has been signed to meet Jeff Clarke in Pittsburgh on Aug. 22. Hicks expresses himself as confident of win ning over Clarke and says he will then endeavor to secure a match with Frankie Klaus. That Freddie has his eye on th< middleweight title there Is no doubt. He will train for his com ing mill at the Windsor A. C. Speaker Has Best Year. Tris Speaker Is seeing the best year of his career. Though he has been classed as a star ever since he broke into the American league, he has neve' before played so brilliant ly or hit so hard as during the pres ent pennant race. Job Printing llonr Might. Time* Printing f 0., IS John M. St. Scnu-AimpLHalf:Price Sale None of these goods sent on approval. PICK-UPS FROM THE BIG LEAGUE FIELDS The Cubs put the roller* under the Giants. Rube stumbled In the fifth for *ive hits and five runs, and today only five yamei separ ate the leaders. * Brooklyn lost and won a game In Cincinnati. The visitors pick ed the first game In the tenth in ning by putting four runs across. Cincinnati applied the whitewash in the second winning 5-0. The Pirates repeated Wednes day's double drubbing and took the second double bill from Phil adelphia Donlin stabbed Luderus" long hit and robbed his opponent of a seemingly sure home run thereby featuring the games. The pennant asolnna Red Sox made it three straight, drubbing the Browns, 12-16. Boston leads today by 9 1-2 games. The Naps fell before Coombs’ rapid fire delivery and finally surrendered the battle, 2-5. Frank Baker's stick wielding brought in four of the champions'- five tallies. The Cardinals wen from Boston. Tyler, Dickson and Koch mount ed the ctab for the Braves, but to no vaail. . The final was 7 to 5. Nfcffnary Alteration* at cost to make. t* Edited by RALPH L. YONKER HELP! HIS (IMPS IS TO BE A HERO EOR ONE DA) Northwestern League Sets Aside August 25 to Wor ship Arbiter TACOMA. Wash., Aug 16.—" U mpire Day" tlie one day in the base ball season when the "Royal Red-Hot Fan" takes off his hat and bows polite ly and says. "Whatever you say i* right, Mr. Umpire"—will occur In the Northwestern league Aug. 26. There will be no disputes that day. From the bat boy to the yearn man agers and the ticket takers to the graudstander and bleichsrlte, all will pay tribute to his umps. In Tacoma, where "Umpire Day" had its birth, the creation of Geo. W. Bishop, better known in the sporting and sport writing wuiid as "Biddy" Bishop, there will he quite a celebra tion The umpire, yet to be selected, will h<* presented with a moustey bouquet of roses ttad some little tribute from each of the players, inag nates Hnd members of the press. Lust year Umpire Jakey Baumgar ten was honored on "Umpire imy" In Tacoma and made himself solid bv breaking up his bouquets and dis trlbuting the roses among the women fans. The honor this year lies between Umpire Toman and Umpire Van Halt rcii In the Northwestern league. At the last national convention of the National Association of Professional Baseball. "Biddy" Bishop’s tribute to the umpire was indorsed and It Is possibly every minor league will cele brate "Umpire Day" this year. ADDED ATTRACTION FOR JOH NSON-.IEANETTE GO NICW YORK, Aug. Id. —Johnny Kil bane and Johnny Dundee are expert ed to box lt» rounds as an added at traction at the big pet formant e <>f John, on and Jeannette before the St. Nicholas < tub thla fall. ♦ ♦ In Little Old New York ♦ o Sam Crawford gut th* only •-\tr.i bn*«- lilt >t th<- runtest. und It Was i three-bagger. Km »u*r was way off In tits baa. throwing Fight stolen bases registered »*> (tie Yanks, four of th«t# t»< longing to V. lnn. Dubur was rattier wild lie pass, and fi'e men hixl lilt one Two of than, tallied Mullln will probably pitch today, op posing Caldwell or Flaber I«oudmi Mill be out of the game f u r several day*, ns the result of a spin finger tl»- attempted to pull down .« • iinnon-ball heave by Kucher In tlm first. >4 Price * T oV ' r iPb^ I J Clrarafree of all Manhattan Colored Shirts of all Men’* Colored Negligee A Pleated Shirt* a) 95c Kxcept Mari/ haitana arid Soft Outing*.