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Committee Beady to Act, and Radi
cal Changes Assured.
When th* football rules committee meets in
Philadelphia on Friday there la every reason to
believe that it will be prepared to act. Walter
I'nmp <^ald in a dispatch from New-Haven yes
: rrd.;y that the changes supposted on Saturday
would probably be adopted In the main. Further
than that, it is said on good authority that the
various members of the committee will go into
conference as the accredited representatives of
the various colleges they represent. If such is
th. case, whatever action is taken will have a
:r r.re far reaching effect and render unnecessary
to Feme extent the proposed action of the college
conference some days ago to call a meeting of
all colleges interested for the purpose of np
polntlnc a general rules committee to revise and
reform the game.
The committee will go into executives session
Kri<iay evening, and in all probability it will bo
late Batnrfay night, if then, before its labors
sir completed. It is no easy task, to so modify
the rates as to rtamp out the evils and make
rt safer, while retaining the tactical beau
ties and the essential features of the, game.
whii h now ranks as the most popular of all
coilege sports.
The meeting last Saturday -was for the pur
pose of exchanging: views as to the best methods
for reform, and the committee was a unit in
that changes and modifications were necessary.
Something definite •was accomplished, moreover,
as the committee, by a resolution unanimously
adopted, stands committed to the opening up
of the game, the lessening of brutality, the
placing of the appointment of officials in a cen
tra! body and rendering an evasion of the rules
Tt now remains to legislate and so amend the
ru;o<= That the reforms can be accomplished in
jv,« best and easiest way. by eliminating as far
aq possible the almost continual use of mass
plays a= a means of advancing the ball, the
patng ''P of the players in an indistinguishable
hen p. and the uncalled for and unnecessary
roughness against which both the friends and
enemies of th*» sport have cried out. This ac
complished, it remains for the officials properly
to interpret and enforce the rules, and for the
to ; c" authorities and coaches and captain of
il>- learn to develop the ethical side of the game
po that brutality and unsportsmanlike methods
I be duly punished and treated with the
earn? contempt and scorn as cheating at cards,
"doctoring" a score at golf or spiking in base
"When the role? committee adjourned last Sat
urday it -was for the purpose of allowing its
members to confer with their constituents, get
if possible credentials from the colleges they
represent, to consider the various suggestions
Bade, and to wait for the report of the Har
vard committee appointed for the purpose of de
ciding on and defining Harvard's position and
suggestions: for reform. The Harvard repre
sentative was the only one who did not offer
cny ■>~ific recommendations, it will be remem
bered, but Reed, the head coach of the. eleven.
Fa id enough to indicate that suggestions offered
by Harvard would be If anything of an even
more radical nature than those submitted at
the mooting-.
In talking with a number of men prominent
in the football world it n«em«l to be the gen
eral opinion that the, rules would be amended
or changed in at least six particulars:
Firs' :— By increasing the distance necessary to
a first down from five to eight or ten yards.
Second — By permitting 1 the forward pass back
of the Fcrimmaffe line.
Third -By prohibiting tackling below the kne«.
Fourth—By so weakening th* defense that
end runs and a general opening of the play
would be pospib!^.
Fifth- -By imposing- heavier penalties for un
necessary roughness and foul play even to the
disqualification of a player for a certain time
without substitution.
— The appointment of officials by a cen
tral body.
<'ther innovation* may be considered, among
th»m th*> use of two umpires Instead of one
;<n<l a dual set of rules — one for colleges and
on* for schools. The two last named seem
hardly essential in the opinion of some experts.
M is pointed out that the game should be en
tirely abolished at the schools or else continued
•n nhout the consequent confusion which two
seta of rules would induce. Princeton, Annap
olis and Chicago openly favored two umpires In
the suggestion offered Saturday, but Pennsylva
nia and Yale opposed it on the ground of it
being unnecessary with a more open game and
the division of responsibility. Harvard's and
Cornell's position on the subject was not ex
As to the changes which seem likely there is,
of course, some doubt because of Harvard's un
declared position, and Cornell's rather Indefinite
stand. Tale. Princeton, Pennsylvania, Chi«ap'>
and Annapolis formally declared in favor of in
creasing the distance for a first down without
apreeinp as to the exact method.
Chicago. Pennsylvania and Annapolis are In
favor of the forward pass behind the scrimmage
line, with Cornell and Harvard likely to agree.
Princeton. Cornell, Chicago. Annapolis and
Pennsylvania favor the weakening of the de
fepre by some method, and the. committee is
HV^;r to be a unit In this respect, while the
imposing nf heavier penalties for undue rough
ness and the appointment of officials by a cen
tral body are already agreed to.
Shevlin Has Little Faith in Ten-Yard Sug
gestion and Wants Shorter Halves.
[By Telegraph to Th* Trlbone.l
New-Haven, Corn.. Dec. 12.— Walter Camp, Talk's
ath!*>Tir-, adviser, said to-day that the chanpos In
football rules proposed by the rules committee
■would probably be adopted when The committee
a^ain meets in Philadelphia on Friday. He said,
ccrcrningr the proposed chans 1
Tlm **ten yards in four downs" rule will. I think,
open up the game and mf.kf It more interesting.
A»> k. the rul«' against tackling below th" knee. I
feel that we need to adopt a stringent rule to keep
down the number of accidents. Many of them
arL«e from tackling b-?low the knees. This causeß
ih» ug]v falls in football In a great many cases,
and «r« wish to eliminate th"m if possible. Opm
ins up the sam» will mak<=- it necessary to prevent
el! Urn fa.ll^that wo can. and It seems to me that
me propped rule might well be passed.
- king of the recommendation of Alonzo Btagg
that .'1 separate pet of rules b« passed for universi
ties .-.nd for preparatory schools. Mr. Camp said:
That mlaht be a good r^ 7l under certain condi
ttonp,hvi i have not had time to consider it deeply.
Captain S. F. B. Morse of the Tale 1998 eleven
ssid to-day relative to the new rules:
Of course T hope that the rules committee will
»>a<-k s several yards behind the "MOD «hadffenoa
Would t*nd to more injuries than the present s>s
Torn Shevlin, captain of this real's team, said:
I lak. ii m- rranied thai the ton-yard rule on
rc Ul 't;.Hs %X Adopted Th»t wil| | hard
Kf tIM game, in my ouinvm. ''"'J^*.' *V,*e lu
••■rnil?"Si"i' . i»' «""
""a, 10 the talk that Tale is tnhave a new foot
ball stadium, Mr. •'amp Raid to-day:
oui additions.! expense to j"**"^ erected
KWtld much like to M a P-rrnnnM 1 « fr , pn(J

*Uie*U. Erut the money in !adun«. ,
— , ,
Three Favorites Win at Citij Park
and Tiio at the Fair Grounds.
Xew-Orleans, Dec. 32.— Three, favorites won at
City Park and two at the Fair Grounds to-day, and.
In spite of the fact that tho weather was cloudy
and muggy, a good sized crowd was in attendance
at both tracks.
"Waterwing won the two-year-old handicap, at
six furlongs, the feature of the card at the Fair
Grounds. O'Nell had the mount, and he got him
home in front by a scant half length by dint of
hard riding. Rolla challenged resolutely In the
last furlong, and forced Waterwins to run the dis
tance In 1:13 4-5. Snow ran a dull race, ami it can
hardly be accepted as his true form. Pancreatis,
at !*) to 1, was the longest priced winner of the
Devout, Orly It and Gravina were the winning
first choices at City Park.
First taro 'Feliirifr: five and one-half furlongs) Pan
creatis, 1)02 fMandos). 12 to l. won; Many Thanks. 106
((hern). .", to 1, second; Aivh Oldham. 108 iU .lonon). 15
to 1. third. Time. 1:07%. <JaJlant Cassie, WWppoorwlll,
Don Alvaro. Dapple GoM. Frank Bell. Teddy Hrookwor.ri.
T«in Mnnkirs, Arabo, Esterre, Debbie May a"nd Doctor
Dan also ran.
Socotid ra-:» fsollinj:: one mile) — BourV« rockran. 112
'Greenfield i, sto 1. won; Gladiator. 101 (.Freeman). 12 to
1. second; Tower, 112 i<TNetll), 7to 2, third. Time. 1:43.
J»ee Stinftnn. Baolsberry, IJi:mir.g Glas». Intrigue, Augur.
Ghata, Ralph r^lmore and Faui also ran.
Third race (seven furlongs)— Monaco Maid. $>" (Chand
ler), 3 to L won; T^ucky Charm, 100 (J. Mclntyre). 4 to
1. second; Ton-hollo. 07 rMcOee). 2rt to 1. third. Time.
1:27. Ifctfßo. i r Spruill and Roderick also ran.
Fourth racy» (g|x furlongs) — Water Wing. 112 (O'Neill).
7 t.o 5. won. Rclla 107 (Helgeson). 4 to 1. eerond; Horse
radish. 101 (Feleht), 15 to 1 third. Time. I:l3*i. Jajnes
Reddlck, <;>. <.;. i'arke. Attraction. Tlie flam and Snow
ul'o ran
Fifth rare (srlilnn: on m!le>- -Mr. Jack, 101 (K>ye!>\
6 to 1. won; Fairburv lf>2 iFreeinan). 18 to 5, second;
Fred Hcrnbeck, W» (McGe«), 8 to 1. third. Time, 1:42
l'lokl»»». Kerry Acrobat and Brilliant also ran.
sixth race '(one Bullfinch. 106 (Frpemnn\ even
won; I'-'in.ia, 107 (Prrklnfi 6 to 1, second; Ethics, 11
<l.ivinp«ton>. 13 to 5. third. Time, 1:41. Captain Bob.
Sincerity Belle, I^j/Jy Ray and l?a.rrtia-k!s also ran.
rint rac» fflvo and on«- half furiong^V-'Mlr.t Boy. I<VJ
(Ferr«tt» 10 to 1. won; I»rd l^rovost, 100 iR. Myer). 4
to 1. second; Ro««boro 1«2 (Obert). 6 to 1. thirl. Tim«,
1:«S«». Tichimlngo, Welch. Goma. Wilfred, Ferronlerp.
Follow th« Flag, Gaus^. AVoodlawn. Favorite. Heart 01
H-aMnth and Baron also rail.
Pecon.l ra^e if«v«ti furlongs) Devout, 107 (Nlcol). even
won: K«ldfn. 9>i (Morrlei, 4 to 1. seoond: Toscan. 11
<Tr-. x 3 to l, third. Time. 1:28%. Baron Esher, John
Garner and Gus idorn also ran.
Third race (handicap: o»io ni!l»>-OTly 11. 112 (Troxlrrt.
8 to 1. won; Elliott, 108 (W. Daly). 4 to 1. s<-<-ond: Kn
voy. M (Wlshard), k to 1. third. Time. l:4»n. Clifton
Fbtwe and < ""ruFcate also ran. .
Fourth race (selling:; one mile and a nJxtoenthi—
Do, B6 fW. Mclntyre). 8 to 1, won; Monacodor. 91 (H.
To..maji> 8 to 1. second; I^yson. »1 (T. Taylr.r), 10 to 1,
third, time. I:.V>. EclecUc, Ben Heywood, Foreigner and
Tete Nolr also ran. r T
Firth rac« (six furlon(r»)— Wild Irishman. 108 (M<-.in
tjre). 4 to I. won; Immortelle, 104 (Obert). 30 to t f*>-
Oi '.: B»nsnnhur«t. 11l (Hall), 30 to 1 third. Time 1:15-"-
B!r Bow Major Carpenter. Fiasco. Marco. Rather Rojai,
Jr.sett«, Airship. Conundrum and Magistrate also ran.
x ,h ra^e <on« mile and seventy yardPh-Oravina, 107
.-N-lool). 2 to 1. won; Sanction, 06 (Morris). 3 to 1. jecom^
Puzanno Rocamora. 93 (l.owe), Bto I. third Tlr " - J, •*,:;:
Malo 8.. Frv-asklll. Pillar, Casdona, Gavin C, I-a Cache
and I'rexel also ran.
The Great Republic, While Not So Valuable,
Promises To Be Better Race.
The directors of the, Saratoga Racing Association
have decided to continue the Great Republic Stakes
instead of dropping it. as was at first determined.
It will be the same stake in name only, as it will
no longer have a guaranteed value of $50,000 or cost
the owner an accumulated tax of $900 to start. Un
der the old conditions the stake wn.s a drain on
the owners and the association alike. James R.
Keene won both runnings with Delhi and Bysonby
me condition* for the race in 19C« and WR Have
lust been decided upon. In order that there. VIW
be no lapse in the running the conditions for 1906
are different from those for the. succeeding years.
For 106 the race will be at one mile and a quarter,
for hor?ec three years old nnd upward, with $10,000
added. The entries will close early in March.
At the same time, entries will close for the race
for IM7 for horF«s then two years old or for threo
year-olds and upward. A change will bo made in
the value of the stake also, as It will then have a
guaranteed cash value of J20.000.
Under rithcr condition the race should prove at
tractive to horsemen and should be productive of a
thoroughly good contest The cost of starting In
the race next year will be only $200. while in future
yean it will be $300 for horses nominated as two
-oi,is and &> for horses thro- years old and
urword. In either case the starting fee is not ex
cessive wh-n the value of the race is considereA,
and no such liabilities will accumulate as under
t l ie former conditions for the race.
The Saratoga Steeplechase baa also been substi
tuted for theßalston Cup run on the opening day
of the meeting-. The added money will be $o,'X» in
rea tho $ fo ( r'e > si !? i.t of Captain S. 8. Brown the en
tries of his horses in various stakes will not he
void by his death, as was the. cane when l.U^m
C. Whitney died. By registering a partnership
with his brother the horses can keep their engage
ments If hr- should elect to race, orl>e more valua
ble in case of sale.
j oxinston. Ky.. Dec. 12.— The annual fall sale of
thoroughbreds by the Fasig-Tipton Company be
gan here to-day with the dispersal of the breeding
stock of Major D. G. Thomas, one of the pioneers
In the breeding industry in this country. The
prices averaged fairly well, although only three
brought more than JI.OOO. as follows:
lAdy Aiu'lehv X m.. fi y«ar«. by imr- Meddler—
Flrrt r;<r P (P}'^ t*iO "' ]n J l V. Uibreck. In 2;
r■■■-<r ■■■-< l- r ° ' r ;' M *t- -V n ioj DV. Flynn. 102; 3.
£ ! i32n. K 1& : '^■™^;. k Tw; w»^ str^s
T<" f>7 Slow Poke, 107; Vrrness. 10,; C^)towln. 107. St.
IW< ,ir*~ nno- ono and »tip rtxteenth miles) —
I J^^"lo./00,d5n R,, rr t m 10<, T.nny B^ 10.,
Sr^JT'lM^'Ttamt. l 5: aS^ lOBj Pennant. t<»i
U W An B e"enV 109;' Claremont,
105. !_ .
1...... furlones'*- Nook. 91; Mar-
V;r? ' ™7la %1 Po'.ly Perklni. M: Cadillac. 91;
KnrP t Anemia »l. gjma. <„ Kit- Tall, 81; That's
Klph!" ,« •;■*,",■ a V. S4; Xln K smor». 94: Rain Devil*.
. rtold Mon£ 114; Salt and Pepper, 114; The Only
AVav. n . 4 - O %.ve 4 and one-half furlon.rO -Muldoon.
Second T * §.'{;*? 104; Billy Handsel. 104; Weber
1M ; Qu««n ' jSSi. W; miMen^, 10»: Sharon
field-. '«• nn ° a u r irv . 109; Pipe, 114. Fancyman. Ill;
Tom : '*Kil^v l'"? Ben.-or.hurst. 114. Elrey. 114; Lura
Hur.tor. 114 - ''''"handicap 'Bteepl»chaj>e; short course)
Thlra *%*'? i? . Ohio King, 125; Oonld, ISO; .Tim
Alien < l " BI fSf. poorlandf. 158: New-Amstertlam. U4;
J?ozoman. l-- ' „-. ParnaJ! , u , US; Oliver M 0,145., 145.
Lionel. 1 •■"• ' r (six "fiirlonßs. handicap) Tinker. 9?;
,£")£ 1"? narlny. >«: GoW Mate. 10S. Bertha B.
<.'&■ Chief H. 2H .2 y n l l4 ml> «nd severer yard.)- Si B nal
F iaJ b .c r Mon«"odo7 Hi Paranoia. OS; Deiphle. I*;
's*^ «•.«^H^etfTii.. 97. LuraliKhter. 1"«. Bryan.
MO. ,„.., nn on»-«>lxt»»rith mile" Molo P.
Sixth re?* '«"• «•. puier J.g T.lh»\ Mark. OS; Tom
IS; .Tudft" Tr fj tl , r> Beit ■ ..- <-Usius. 10; - Liberty. Mo.
Moore, lOS: . ; ■* i tor- H»l«won, ■*'■:. Th« Don. 107;
107; T^rr.padrojne h>rn , 0 ., ;,,- . B ou«h and Tumble.
Monorhord. }•'•■'
inj; arooprain. »•■ „ nnf .-h?lf furlonr»>- — C!ov*r
. s»v*n;h »"_,". v_.i ,04., 04 . K\*r Near. 104. ShMII,
Hampton. ">*, n itk is , siiViorW. 1": E-VI Pavi-. 101;
10*; Mercer. 109. M|se- Hav _ 1U; N(nrßlini 114:
T)^-.on«h;re. 114 1 JJ BB _ lstra ,;. 117: Lochffoll. 117;
M IT I>e.-. 12.— John B. Glime, '08 of
BSdSTcJt w- elected cpt.lt, of meeting
i .i 11 ,nm for next .«-n son at a mftm?
mouth t <.t :««'!_ ;: im had played two years at
01 ti! ," V; k and lW hi» brother. Ralph Glaze, the
Soath Bethleheta. Tern,.. Dec. 12. 1?. B. Bach
" -(>- who played rijfht ««ard on th- I^high
!?ootb«U team thta has been elected captain
Of next year's ;t-anv
Routine Business Transacted and
Pennant Axtarded to Giants,
By reason of the tardiness of some of the mem
hers. the meeting of the National league of Base
ball Clubs was not called to order until after 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon. The session was pro
longed until after 7 o'clock, but only routine busi
ness was transacted.
When the Chicago club was reached In the roll
call James A. Hart, the retiring president of that
organization, responded, and addressed the league-
He said that he was present to sever his official
connection with the league, and introduced his suc
cessor, Charles "W. Murphy. The latter expressed
his appreciation at being- permitted to become a
member of the official body. Mr. Hart was then
made an honorary member of the league by a ris
ing vote, In •which every member present Joined.
A report of the Board of Directors was read and
approved. President Fulliam. as treasurer and
trustee, reported that the financial condition of the
league was in excellent shape, and showed the
largest balance in its history.
The matter of drafting was taken up during the
session. \Y. 11. Watkins, representing the minor
associations, requested a one-man draft, instead
of two, which is the present practice. He also
asked for tne double price of $1,500 for the one-man
draft, instead of the prevailing system of $/o0 for
each. J. H. Parrel, secretary of the National Asso
ciation of Minor Leagues, stated that nil the minor
leagues objected to the two payment method, and
desired a change to full payment down at the time
of th» draft. A general discussion followed, which
repiijtod in a decision to lot the matter rest with
the governing board, which meets to-morrow, and
the complainants were requested to state their
grievances in writing.
Those present at the meeting were A. H. Soden
and W. If. Conant, Boston; C. H. Ebbets and H.
W. Medicus. Brooklyn; Chnrles W. Murphy Chi
cago; August ITerrman. Cincinnati; John F. Brush
an.l Fred M. Knowles. New- York; W. J. Shettsllne
and D. I^e Roy Reeves. Philadelphia; Barney Prey
fuss and Will Locke, Piusburg. and Stanley Robl
son. St. Louis.
At the earlier meeting of the board of director*,
consisting of Messrs. Brush, Dreyfuss, Soden and
Hart, the pennant for the championship of the
last season was officially awarded to the Giants.
"While many rumors were current in the lobby
of tlie hotel where the baseball magnates were in
session yesterday that a combination had been
formed to ele.rt a new president of the leagu», the,
general feeling wmed to be that Harry Pufliam
would be re-elected.
It was said on good authority yesterday that
TTanlon would again manage the Brooklyn team
next season. On what terms Hanlon has agreed
to stay aro not known.
Tho Boston club will not he cold after all. A. H.
Sodon and W. H. Conant are in New-Tork for tha
solo purpose, so they say. of securing new player*.
At the clns* of the meeting- of th« Eastern
League yestorday President Harry I* Taylor
stated that nothing 1 of any particular consequence
had been accomplished aside from the adoption
of a new constitution, which had been prepared
without making any radical changes. The schedule
of games for the coming season was dimcussed. h\nd.
It la probable that the long one of 140 games will
ultimately be adopted.
Muldollar and Van Vleck Score in Close,
Well Played Games.
The amateur Class B billiard tournament at
Daly's Academy yesterday was largely attended
nt both contests. In the evening game Mark Mul
dollar met A. Lowenburg. and won by a score of
300 to 274. Both men played brilliantly at times,
and Muldollar succeeded in making a run of 44
points in the thirty-ninth inning, the highest bo far
made In the tournament. In thiH Inning he was ap
plauded for two difficult masse shots and for some
clever nursing. Lowenburg's best run was made in
the thirty-first inning, when he rolled up a cluster
of 30 points. The score follows:
Muldollor- 2. 8. 2. 2. 3. 13. 10, 8. 13, 11, 2. 0. 0. 1. 0,
7 « 0. 0 0. 6. »>. 19, JU 8. 0. 2. 14, §, 8, 1, J. 0. 5. 2. 0,
I! 0 44. 11. 2. 1. 2. 10. 0. 2H». 2 0. 0. 1. 3. 1. O. 0 2. £
7. 1. 7. Total. 800; average, t 5-69; high runs, 44, 20
an^,fenhur ? _O. c. 2. 16. 0. 0. 11. 1, 1, 8. 0. 9. 10 0 17.
I o 0 2 0 o. 3. 0. 2. 3, E, 4, 0. 0 30, 0, 0. 1. 0. 0, 3.
II i 13 -M 21 1 2. S. 0.1. 1. 0. \i, 0. Ift. 8. 0 16. 7. X.
I 1 Total." 274; av-m;', 4 3JW.6; high runs, 30, 24, and
TV A. Van Vleck. who lost to Dr. Douglas on
Monday, defeated William Gerehal in the after
noon game by a score of 300 to 289.
Van Vleck played a brilliant gam« in the first
half of the contest, but his work fell off, while
G^rshal improved as the. game progressed. In the
thirteenth inning Van Vleck ran up a cluster of
25 points and the score at the end of this inning
was 123 to 37 In his favor. He noeded tho load,
however, before he ran off the last point. The score
Van Vleck- 10. 3, 5. 0. T. 17. 22*0■; "t «t 2 g'
14. ■>. o. c, 8, ii, 16. 0. 2, 0. 1 0 o 0 ii. 11. 1. c.
i-^A 3^. *• 1 . 1 . M
*-<&£££■ 1. 0. 1. 0. 0 3 0, 7 10 2 0 4 0. 15.
16 4 2, 10 R. 6. 5. 1. 1. 0, 0. 1. 10. 15. 0, 2. 8 1. 81 .
Improvements to Franklin Field the Cause-
Baseball Changes.
I R\- Tolofrraph to Th* Tribune.]
Philadelphia. Dec. 12.-Athletics at the Tntyerstty
of Pennsylvania for the fiscal year ended August
31 1906 were conducted at a loss of $6.027 39. accord
ing to the report of C. S. W. Packard, treasurer of
the athletic association, at the annual meeting of
that body to-night.
The expenses necessary for the improvement* to
Franklin Field caused the deficit, as about $25,005
was expended for this purpose.
Among the most important recommendation
made was that a graduate system of coaching- be
adopted for baseball, similar to that now obtaining
In football. If that plan is adopted, and it probably
will be. John Blakely, now chairman of the base
ball committee, will probably be head coach, with
Cartes, last year's captain, as field coach. The
baseball committee also put in a vigorous plea
for a cage for early spring practice.
The football committee recommended that In se
lecting the coaches some of the member* of the
1905 elevsn be put upon the board. Captain Torrey,
under the plan now In vogue, would be the natural
first choice as "By" Dickson'B successor. The field
coach Is a rotary position. It is probable that
Reynolds and Lamson will be the other players
chosen for the board of coaches. _ ' - __,
The announcement was officially mao« that MlK<*
Murphy had been engaged as trainer for a period
of six years.
/ ■
Ransom H. Thomas Again Heads the Na
tional Association Ticket
The nominating committee of the TJniMd States
Golf Association, consisting of O. Herbert Winde
ler, Brookline Country Club; Devnreaux Emmet.
Garden City Golf Club, and I>. Forgan, Chicago Golf
Club, has reported the following ticket to be acted
on at the annual meeting:
President. Ransom H. Thomas. Morris Count y
Golf Club; vice-presidents. 3. F. James. Glenylew
Golf Club! and Alexander Britton. Chevy '-haae
Club; secretary. W. FHlowes Morgan. Baltu-ro! Oolf
Club treasure. Samuel Y. Heebner Philade lphii
Cricket Club; • xecutive committee. in addition to
the officers. Daniel Chauneey. Garden i Ity (.oil
Club- George F. Wlllett*. Country Club, of Brook
line Hajrwood G. Leavftt, Omaha Country Club,
and H Chandler E«an. Bxmoor Country < lub.
Th, new official, are Mr. Britton who rep ,lao«a
A I- Ripley. Oakley Country Club: Mr. illett,
who takes th« plac« of Herbert C. Leeds. Myopia
Huni Club, and H. Chandler Kgiui: the amateur
champion, who relieves Bbeti M. Byers. All-ghony
Ci untry Club.
Automobile Club of America Will Now Ad
mit 300 New Members.
At a Bpeetal mating of th« Automobile Club of
America at the clubhouse. Mtb-flt and Sth-f.v-..
last nitrhr. If wa« elded to raise th« limit of mem
bership In tha ciub rrom 7«o to UK*
President D*v* llenn-n Morris pnwlded, pnrt
about nfty members were In attendance. Th» nc
tion as taken owing to the long waiting list and
the fan that the new clubhouse will soon be com-
P After the meeting A Wander Cbnrchwara teet
ur.,l on "Bnerty Consumption lest of Electric
Crescent Athletic Club Seven Bun
Up a Big Total.
The Crescent Athletic Club hockey team fairly
"mothered the Princeton seven at the St. Nicholas
Rink, last night, by a score of fifteen goals to one.
In spite of the fact that the score was so one
sided the game was fast, and some good hockey
was enjoyed by a crowd which filled every foot of
space in the big building.
Princeton had many admirers of both sexes, the
women wearing the orange and black colors of the
Tigers. They had little chance to applaud, how
ever, for against the playing of the Crescents the
university men were visibly weak, notably in team
work. Princton scored the first goal. Dillon mak
ing it on a neat pass from Zahnoiaer. It was their
first and last goal in the game. Ohislett. their goal
keeper, strove bravely to withstand the onslaught
of the Crescent men, but he was unsupported, and
Lifflton scored two goals for the Crescents in
almost an many minutes. He was followed by
Sheriff, who made the next one on a pass from
Wall. Shetbler came next, with a goal for his
club, then Captain Wall scored in another minute.
Dobhy was close, on hi* heels with two more clever
strokes into the net. only a. minute apart. Shelbler
ecored another goal, ana Wall th« final one In the
first half, just as the whistle blew. Their average,
had been better than a ftoal every two minutes, for
in nineteen minutes they had scored 10 goals to
Princeton's 1.
In the second half the college men made a brave
fight. They substituted Fred Leake for Dillon as
a forward, bat beyond extending the lime between
goals they were unable to accomplish anything, for
Sheibler. of the Crescents, pc.ored three goals In
pucoession in the first ten minutes, and TVrbby and
Sheriff each scored one in the next ten, making the
final score — Crescents, 15; Princeton, 1.
The line-up follows:
CV— cent A. C (16). rr.*lrlon». Trin^eton <I>.
TT«ll«ck Goal QhWrtt
OFlvnn Point - Zalmejser
Wen iM>.Kenzt<?) Cover point Broesell
r>c.M>y Forward Ch»m
I/I m ton (CTRoirrk*! Forward Dillon
BherlfT Forward I^vis
Bhelbler Forward Osborna
Referee -William Rue«ell. New-York Hockey Cluh. I'm
plr*s—Crescent A. C, Swltwr; Princeton. Winter. Goals
mad" by Crescent A. I.—1 .— I,imton (2), Sheriff (2), Sh«thler
tfii. Wall |2>. Dobby (8>; O'Flynn, (1); Princeton —
Early in the evening there wait a lively practice
game between teams from Squadron A and Co
lumbia, which resulted in a victory for the latter
team. The score was 3 to 1 in favor of Columbia,
Nucleus for Strong Elevens at Four
Big Universities.
It ij« a far cry to the opening of the football
season ir. 1906. Much is likely to happen to
change the complexion of thi game or prevent
the return of men who are now counted on to
make up the nucleus for next year's elevens at
Tale. Harvard, Princeton ard Pennsylvania.
Unless, however, it be something: of a most
Improbable nature, the season, so far at least as
these four universities are concerned, should be
an unusually brilliant one.
All four will have a strong nucleus of players
to begin with, and this is particularly true of
Harvani and Pennsylvania. At Cambridge all
hut two of the eleven which lined up against
Talo are expected to return, and will make up
a. strong squad of experienced and capable men.
Carr will be graduated in June, and Knowlton,
who took Hurley's place as captaJn when that
player was hurt, has played four years and
*.vill not he eligible. The team is also strong in
grood substitutes, as Newliall and Barney, who
played pan: of the time in the Tale game, will
be back, together with such other promising
men as Pierce, White, McDonald, O'Brien and
Pennsylvania will only lose three men — Cap
tain Torroy, at centre; Lamson, at right tackle,
and Shehle, at left halfback. All the other m?n
have from two to three years to play, and It Ss
not surprising that the Quakers are looking
forward to the best eleven of recent, years next
fall. Pennsylvania has now passed through two
seasons without a defeat, and is counting on
making it three straight. The men who will
return are the two ends, Levine and Scarlett;
Rooke, at left tackle; the two guards, Robinson
and Hobson; Captain-elect Stevenson, at quar
terback; Green, at right halfback, and FolweH,
at fullback. It will not be necessary even to
develop new men for the vacant positions, as
Bankart. the old Exeter player, who substituted
for Captain Torrey, is a likely man He weighs
]95 pounds, and all but won the position thiß
year by his clever work. Then there are Draper,
the 200-pound tackle, disqualified in mid-season,
and Ziegler. the big guard, who had typhoid
fever early in tho season. Both are experienced,
brilliant players. Bennis, who made such a
name for himself in one or two games, can ba
counted on to take care of Sheble's place at
The Tale team will lose six valuable men by
graduation. These are Captain T. U Shevlin, J.
M. Gates, R. C. Tripp. A.. R. Fllnn. I* Hoyt ar.d
G. Hutchinson. The recent remarkable work of
these men makes It unnecessary to say how much
their lopb will be felt. Those of the regular team
who remain are C. S. Flanders. A. Q. Erwin, C.
W. Hockenburger, 8. F. B: Morse, P. L. Veeder,
L H Blglow, H. Ij. Roome, R. W. Forbes, J.
Levine. T. A. D. Jones, H. Jones and W. F.
Promising substitutes are Wylie. Dines. Wer
necken, Peyton and Paige. Among those who
did especially well on the freshman team are
Burch, Dunbar. Soper and Bomar.
The places that will be the hardest to fill are
those of Shevlin and Cates. H. Jones should
take care of one of the ends, and there are sev
eral men any one of whom may be developed
into an end for the other position. Except for
the loss of Tripp, the rest of the line will prob
ably be unchanged, and should be exceedingly
strong The back field will be well supplied with
Roome, Moise. Levine and T. A. D. Jones, witn
Wylie, Veeder. Wernecken and Dines as excel
lent substitutes.
Princeton also will lose six men by gradua
tion but tn spite of this will have a strong squad
to begin with. Tlie players who will be lost are:
Brasher and Tooker, ends; Rafferty, guard;
Carothers, centre, and Bard and Munn from the
back field Of these. Tooker*s will be the hard
est place to fill, especially as he did the drop
kicking There is no one to step into Carother s
place at centre, and a new man must be de
veloped for this position.
Captain Cooney, Phillips and O'Brten are
strong line men, however, who will return, and
the back field will not need any help, with
Dillon, Daub. Simmons and McCormick to re-
With the strong probability of a radical change
in the rules and the outlook for strong elevens so
uniformly bright at these four universities, it
would seem almost as if much would depend on
the coaching to insure a clear title to the 1900
Suggestions for Football Reform by Legis
lating for Kicking Game.
Xn an open letter to President Roosevelt on th*
reform of football W. W. Thompson, a graduate of
Wesleyan University, makes some radical sugges
tions, chiefly in the scoring line. Under his plan
he would divide the field in three xones— the mid
dle zone and two goal zones, and so Increase the
value of goals from the field as to make rushing In
the goal zones, where the roughness of th« play
Increases under the present style, unprofitable. He
BUggSts the following for Rule 26:
Th» following «hall bo 'he values of plays in
scoring' Goal obtained by touchdown, 5 point";
goal from field kick, either a drop Kick or place
kick 15 points- goal from punt field kick, 10 points;
touchdown falling goal, * point*: safety by oppo
nents, 1 point.
Thou* changes Irs the scoring rule would preserve
every feature of the present rushing game intact,
when played In the middle zone, without prohibit
ing it In the goal zones; while nt the sam« time
they would cause th« game to shift naturally to a.
kicking game whenever th« ball came within the
goal zones.
London. Doc 11— In tho annual Rugby football
match at Richmond to-day Cambridge University
defeated Oxford by 16 to 13.
Hackrn«ack, Dec. 12 (Special. Mr«. Antoinette
T- lla must hang on Friday. January 1-. 1906, accord
ing to the sentence Imposed thin morning by Jus
lice <»arretson. in the Supreme Court. The young
woman asked to be allowed to make a statement,
but tha privilege, was denied to her. Immediatoly
after she left th*- court Jerry Ro*sa was mii
tenceri to be hanged on (he game day with the
Professor Roberts Tells President of
Municipal Ownership Schemes.
'From Tim Tribune Bureau!
Washington. Dee. 12.— Municipal ownership of
utilities abroad Is a failure, and is bound to be
abandoned within a few years, according to Pro
fessor Frank H. Roberts, of the t"nlversity of Colo
rado, who has Just returned from an extended tour
abroad. Professor Robert, was Introduced to Presi
dent Roosevelt at the White House Saturday by
Representative Mondeli. of Wyoming. In his con
versation with the President Professor Robert*
predicted that the failure of the municipal owner
ship wave would Inevitably bring about a crisis
in England's affairs, which would fall not far short
of revolution.
•The thinking politicians in England, even of the
Conservative party," said Professor Roberts "'ad
mit privately that municipal ownership has failed,
and further acknowledge that within ten years
their party will be declaring against the scheme.
But now they feel forced to go along with the tide,
and publicly declare adherence to a propaganda
they know to be unwise, unsafe, and utterly un
businesslike. In my trip abroad as a semi-official
Investigator 'or the Governor of Colorado, T visited
London. Uverpooi. Glasgow. Manchester. Brussels,
Amsterdam, Antwerp. Hamburg and Berlin, as
well as a number of smaller places adjacent to
each of the larger cities. I had a most satisfac
tory trip, except at Ijiverpool, ' where my hands
were tied in a peculiar manner. At Liverpool, as
at other places I visited, I showed my credentials
to the leading citizens. These credential*. consist-
Ing of a large expanse of parchment with a huge
seal and much engraving, signed by the Governor
and the Secretary of State of Colorado, always se
cured me access to the. records and the men I
wished to see. but at Uverpool they work, d even
better than I had hoped or expected. Yon would have
supposed I was the President of the United States,
or at least his Secretary of State. Committees were
appointed to entertain me, * boat and a whole
procession of carriages were placed at my disposal.
and a perfect round of entertainments was got up
for my especial benefit. After being treated in
such a perfectly royal manner it would have been
manifestly ill-bred of me to dig into the depths of
the municipal ownership situation there. It would
have been like breaking bread with a man. and
then insulting his wife. What I did see In Liver
pool convinced me. however, that the municipal
ownership scheme there, Is tainted with what we
call 'graft' in this country.
"From all that I could make out, the entire mu
nicipal ownership system in England and on th«
Continent is unbusinesslike in the extreme. In th«
first place, nearly all the towns are failing to make
provision for depreciation of the plants-lighting,
street railway, water, whatever th»r are operaUns;
in order to make a better showing for the scheme
at present. For Instance. In a number of townstne
Pinking fund set aside Is 1 per cent, or even lower.
Seven or 8 or even 10 per cent Is set aside by con
servative business concerns in this country and
they are not putting by any more than they deem
necessary. In Glasgow, where the street railways
are making a great success under municipal owner-
Bhlp-^n pipef-I found that the city jrovemment
did much of the work which ought to have been
charged to the streetcar company. In certain new
work that the streetcar company had to do to put
its lines into a locality not yet tapped, the work
men employed by the city tore down JbuUdings that
stood in thr. way. and even repaved the streets.
Not a cent was charged against the street railway
conipanv. In many of the English town, the mu
nicipal ownership scheme has caused the tax rate
to soar year by year, until now it has become a
terrible burden. Some of the towns taw sus
tained such a drain that householders are obliged
to pay a tax of half the amount of rent they give
their landlords. For instance. If the renter pays
£72 a year In rent, he will pay MR a year in taxes.
This burden la more than men can stand for Jong,
and the end Is bound to be revolution or something
closely bordering upon it."
Members of Five Long Wand Sound Clnba
to Build.
At the home of Francis G. Stewart. No. 27 East
88th-st.. last night, a meeting of the member* of
the Seawanhaka Corinthian Tacht Club and other
clubs was held, and r'ans were discussed for the
adoption of a new one-design IS-foot class of race
about yachts for racing on Tx>ng Island Sound.
The clubs represented were the Seawanhaka,
I,archmont, Indian Harbor, Manhass-t Bay and
After the plans for th« new boats had been sub
mitted and the details of construction and sail plan
discuased at some length. It was agreed that from
three to seven members of each of the clubs rep
resented would build from the new design for the
season of 1906. It Is expected that the new boots,
which It ia eald will exceed In beauty, speed and
seaworthiness any of the old class, will furnish
eomo interesting races.
It Is understood that the Atlantic. B»nsonhurst,
Marine and Field and New-York Canoe clube will
build from a new design in the 27-foot class for
next season's races in the Ixrwer Bay.
Faculty Say It Has Been Singled Out for
The faculty of the Normal College issued a state
ment yesterday, declaring that much of the dis
cussion involving the right of graduates of the
college to teach in this city without special ex
amination resta on a "radical" misunderstanding
of the facts regarding the alms of the college. In
this statement it is declared, that the college is not
an institution solely for the training of teachers.
The statement says:
It alms to impart a liberal education to all who
are capable of acquiring It. but It thoroughly be
lieves that the best possitle preparation for a
teacher is a liberal college education, together
with the necessary professional studies. It haa
lull sympathy with the endeavors to elevate the
standard of the teacher's profession, and. no de
sire to break down any proper safeguard to ex
clude the unworthy. The Normal College wu the
first institution to appoint teachers free from an
eligible list established by competitive examina
tion. This has been the rule since 1830.
Our work has been thwarted. Interfered with, be
littled. While the graduates of all other institu
tions are exempted from the academic examination,
this institution Is singled rut to be told that Its cer
tificate of work done Is altogether untrustworthy.
Police Think Housemates of Scherer Last to
See Him Alive.
X.udwlg Schmidt and Gustav Soff. both living at
No. M 6 Ix>rlmer-st.. Greenpolnt. were arrested last
night on the technical charge of vagrancy, because
they were the lart persons seen with William
Scherer. who lived at the same address, and who
waa found dead with a bullet hole in his head and
a number of stab wound* In his body, in Forest
Park, on Monday.
Detectives Harris and Relder found three cigar
butts and a discharged shell from a revolver, where
the body of Sch»rer was found. They later learned
that he was last seen by these two men, and that
he told them he was going to Hoboken. and showed
a considerable amount of money. Both men denied
any knowledge of how Scherer met death.
Broadway Business Man Offers House to Vic
tims of Magazine Tale Disaster.
Ralph D. Pain*, the author of "Captain Ar^ndf »
Choice." in th* December "Scribner's." had an un
usual compliment paid to him the other day. The
story tells of a sea captain who had. by years of
saving. »uece»ded in accumulating $10,000. and was
bringing It over to this side fo buy a ham* tat
himself and hi* invalid wtfe, In order that h»
might se« her regularly upon his trip!". He wai
afraid of the wile? of financier* and. against his
wife's ndvlr«>, brought th» mnnfv in specie. i-'stri.i
of a draught. The resnel was overtaken -bv dij>asf»r.
and it became » choir*, with the captain whether
he should save hi!" money or his passenger-. Ho
s,ive.l the passenger*, and his hopes of a home for
himself and his wife, «nd the chance of !»«elng h»r
more, frequently, sank beneath the wave* with his
A certain Broad merchant, who has ti?ver
y,,.»r, looked upon by his associate* ».« being <>v»r
burdened with sentiment, though he 15. la fart, a
very charitable man. read the story, and was so
much affected by it that h«» went to Scrlbner> and
?irl that, if the story were true, the captain c'lild
have a house. Th«- merchant <<>»id thit he would
buy the hout"", and the captain could have the deeds
when he arrived here next, and could bring his wlf«
over on the following trip, as the story said that
they had planned.
Th» merchant was informed that Mr. Palnoii
ptory whs bns»d "n fact; that the captain bad in
truth lost hl« mon<-y with hl^ ship, but ■lnc» -b'-n
his wife had died. And so the merchant's offer,
much to bis chagrin, bad to b» refused.
Speaker, Opposing Seating Utah
Senator-Elect. Excoriates Mormons.
ijHnt evening the Rev. Dr. J. "Wesley Hill ad
dressed an anti-polygamy masumeeting at th*
Throop Avenue Presbyterian Church. Th:*
meeting was arranged by the several organiza
tions of the city which arc engaged in gather
ing petitions and direc'ing th* campaign*
agairfst the seating of Senator-elect Smoot. of
Dr Hill who has recently entered upon tne
pastorate '•€ the Janes Methodist Episcopal
Church. Brooklyn, spent fly» yars In I tah.
where by hi* pronr.uncerl opposition to the Mor
mon Church he aroused the hostility of the Mor
mons to such a degree thnt at time, his Hfa »"
endangered. Several ye«rs ago he came East,
where he ha.* since been actively engaged in
disseminating knowledge concerning the hi«f>ry
and doctrine of the Utah hierarchy I** * T *"'
in?, In discussing the Smoot ntte^tiw, amor.?
other things. h«» said:
The Question of tb« ex P u si on •* Mr. ■ Smwt
does not, and should not. hinge P^maiiyjttpm
his guilt or innocence of th« pr»«-n«. "'£._*',
amy There is broader ground upon which -*"
trvthis case. Indeed, the MR <£*"" o £ °' M«
personal character is bur an mrtd«rt in-com
parison with his representative character hJt
behoove «*, then, to pause in the midot . cj r thU
crusade, and. eliminating as far as possible th«.
personal character of th- Mormon »ntt« ***
fully examine th* institution he represents. If
it can be shown that he r.preMnt, , • »>st#rn
that Is inimical to th» spirit and " «^«> of th *
Republic, and which is a perpetual i«eiw<»t«
Christian civilization, then we shall have jpon*
far toward th« conclusion that the r^ l^^":
tive of such an un-American *™ « tol l l "£«£*
have no right to voice or vote In national I<Sg«-
a i°brlng the general charge. th « n^. tl^ A^[!l"
monism is incongruous with the "P^Lf* Am * r _
lcanism. being antagonistic to the £«**?*£
principles upon which our political institution*
_ _ — A-
Fir.t— -In its form of government. li . Ib a
centralized power, with all th. Unas <*"*£«««?
held in the grasp of on* man. who has bla JJ£«^
atlona "made to order." Wh*n th* ««Jg2»" «J
the Mormon Church is «erciM<S to ««*«♦«•
ends of government, when it adrlss.
of law. when It cause* Its *dh«rmtti to war
faleelv on the witness stand and in th* Jury
box. when It colonize- for Political control V*
prostitutes Its enUr* ecclesiastical maeMnety to
machinations against the Stale. ,»«»P*"«J^
temporal power and dreaming of Us A en *5 Iron1 ron
meTupontne ruins of civil authority. th«n "»
is time for the government to rs«i»t . tte •»-;
croachments of the adversary and r*pudi*U ♦*•
credentials of Its political representatives.
Second.— very vow. Imposed •• *££
dltlon of memberthip In the Mormon .<-"«*»
not only disqualify Its members '"f c Si t p^l
tlclpatton in the affair, of ths "*«<»* J? I ,^
good citizenship. So true Is tWstli*t to 1M»
Judge Anderson, of the ™tsdeK»tssWstrtet
Court, convened In Bait Lake Clly. rsfa»sd nat
uralisation papers^ a nnmber of •VlU*****'
men" Church uttsrly dlsauallfy thsm for citizen
Separate Proceeding* for Tacker*
Benied-^One Defendant Escapes.
Chicago. D«e. li-Th« attorneys for th»dsfsnd«nt
packers in the Beef Trait oases hers to-day ds
manded for their client, a separata, trial to eaeli
case. District Attorney Morrison objected. Mr.
Miller, one of the lawyers for the defence, sr*»ks
at length on the right of the defendants to separate
trials, and was finally Interrupted by Judge Hum
phrey, *fho asked:
"In the case of two postofflce burglars. ws would
require them to stand trial together, would ws
•Tea your honor," replied Mr. Millar.
It was finally agreed that all th« defendants w>uM
stand trial together, the defence announcing that
It had no desire to prolong the trial Indefinitely.
The case had scarcely opened before the govern
ment and the detenoe clashed in a mild way. Mr,
Miller demanded without qualification that th*
charges against Samuel A. Mcßoberta, of Armour
A Co one of the defendants, be dismissed, on th«
ground that Mr. Mcßobert. had testified before the
grand Jury which returned the Indictment. Judge
a jnrywlll begin to-morrow morning.
Rockefeller Employe in Jail— Girl
Hit by Bullet.
Because Clarence Holland, a workman on John D.
Rockefeller", place at Pocantlco Hills, near Tarry
to^n?-at down and loafed for an hour on* day la.c
who P do"ot knoSths difference tTTween •
valuable dog and a cur.
Columbia Players of Minor Games Must
Have Clear Bill from Student Organisation.
After this the member- of th» Columbia rr n l
reralty pin. pong team will be required to fulfil
tL eligibility requirements which have previously
been in force regarding football.
wa. announced yesterday that the eommltte*
on student organization, had taken action makln*
the eligibility requirements for all undergraduate,
activities the same as they axe for athletic*. Hith
erto little attention has been paid to toe standing
of students who were members of the Glee Club.
the -varsity .how. the debating societies and all
other non-athletic undergraduate activities, and
men have been allowed to remain members of these
organisations who were deficient in their studies.
Now all this has been changed. The new require
ments will bo into effect next year, and Professor
I^rdhaV already sent letters to the directors of all
the undergraduate organizations warning them that
tho4 who expect to represent the societies in any
waT must fill out blanks, to b* approved by th*
required to fill out eligibility blanks.
Movement on for Educational Co-operation
Between Two Universities.
New Haven. Corn.. Dec 32 (Spe-ial). -Tale and
Columbia ar- <-on-lderlnr a joint educational pl^n
of some kind. It 1- s«!<-. her, to-day. Th. two uir.
rerstttes are arranging to co-operat« along lin>«
that may smnl— HT develop into a colonial school.
There will be a graduate school In which subjec:*
are taught and course ofTered by both university
alone lir— .•onnecte.l with Oriental «nd Continental
" Vt bT^ropSSM'o teach lan»uaK»>s. even ofraries
course* in .Isioanes- and «-htne-» Tagol.^c «T.d
Hindoo commercial law and the history and j>r<-«-
condition* of the worMj. trade; the mar..»".
history and institution* of Oriental and other cou:.
trips- ' political economy, and even the traditions
and current sentiment of countries in which Ameri
can citizens may do business
Throng.) the discovery of an old law th» cl»nry-
OTf ,n of Mount VamSSJ believe 'hit they ha\-<»
••Btru-k if rich.- Th- law permits them to <-',iar|r<«
25 centa for fllinß c<>rtiac3te» of marriage*, unl
■ersral of them have put in bills against the city
covering fourteen years. Health Officer Banning
ha» aluo .»iibniltt»d a bill for the registry of birth*
In all there are bills for MB marriages and birth*
now landing against the c|ty The i<aw r>»p*n
msßi of Mount Vernon says the claims, except fo«
th« last six >ear% ars outlawed.

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