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COMM6NT OX SPORTS
iHt: END OF BASEBALL.
y'rx* and J'irKfi on Current Topics.
Amateur arid Professional.
jt waa •". hard fight to lose— that baseball battle
fcr the National Leajru^ championship. It waf the
j, tr aer --pcaiisw the Giants won the pennant en the
actual merits of the play aa the ragaaar schedule
-ajn^c. and only lost it on a technicality by being
•»o-c*d (a play over a game that was truly and
♦airly wen. Inasmuch as th* New York club
tcm-ed to the compromise decision of the board of
airectors of the National Leapye. and in all sports-
JBanE hip accepted the situation, even though cm
vincei cf Its unfaimef?. it may be distinctly cut
cf place to revive a subject that is already worn
threadbare and make any further comments, but
I feel constrained to say that in my opinion the
beard cf directors showed weakness In making a
decision for which there was no precedent and
■which indicated early that, -while compelled from
their standpoint to uphold President Pulliam and
Ms empires. New York was deserving of seme
special consideration, inasmuch as it ordered the
gLrnc replaced after the close of the regular sea
ton. The Chicago Cubs have won the National
ly*ap"je pennant for the third year in succession,
and all credit must be given to a --am which made
*uch & pood fight and which came on to New York
sad won the deciding game under conditions that
were all against it; at i: may be said that the
tf&r:. or. rather, its manager, has lost more
friends by dependence en a purely technical ruling
than can ewer be regained by winning a dczen
ciarr-plcnships.
A „•-■ may be said in passing of the remark
«.Me popularity and wonderful hold that baseball
has en the sport-loving public. The crowd that
tnnied out for tfiat all-Important game of Thurs
day, when the Giants met their Waterloo, was of
a size to occasion surprise and of a kind to com
~*l admiration. In the face of vexatious and to a
large extent discomfort in getting into
the grounds, in the face of grievous disappointment
it losing a' pennant which the majority felt had
bees fairly won. It was altogether good natured
er-d"rportsrnanl!ke. The hug-e majority of thos* in
die host of baseball fanatics watched the struggle
wtti every show of keen interest, applauded up
roariously when the chance canie to tie the score
in the seventh Lining, ard finally filed out, disa?
prirted, but satisfied that the tear:- had made a
E^rt.irt if losing fight. There were a tew. of
course, -with no sense of fairness, to say nothing
of propriety, who did their best to cast a Wot on
the sportsmanship of New York fans; but, fortu
rstt:r. they were in a decided minority and were
Quickly suppressed, although act before a Blight
txtfmy had been inflicted upon Chance, the man-
Beer oi the Chicago team, -which, of course, is to
be deplored. The Giants, one and all. fought the
E^oti fight and deserved to win, and it Is safe to
f=ay that even in losing they have made more
friends than ever before in the history of the
eport in this city. Even now the outlook is bright
for a championship ttarn next year. A little
strengthening hen and there is all that is neces
sary, and with that hope the fans must content
themselves until another playing season rolls
aroana. In the mean time, heartiest congratula
tions can be extended to McGiaw and his band
for working po long- and bar M bring a long over
due pennant to this city.
The plans made by Harry Payne Whitney. Her
pjb, B. Dwryea. John K. Madden and Thomas
Hi-xhcock. jr.. to ship some *A their horses abroad
on Saturday do not mean that they will desert
tie turf :r. this country in the time of its greatest
need. If there is racing ha this state next year,
as -.- is no reason at this time to doubt, their
colors win be represented, together with those of
Avr^ft Belraont. James R. Keene and other own
rrs. who are in racing largely for the love of the
epori. The men who maintain breeding farms and
race t:s stables ar« none the less sportsmen in
their desire to "break even," co far as possible,
aid it is -R-ith this end in view that seme of them
•arZl ship airoad, where the value or the sta-kts
and parses is more In keeping than it is likely to
be fctre, v.-ith the enormous expenditure.
It rr.ay be fp id in p&sflng that whereas the sport
Is now at its low water rr.a. .- 1 this state there
is reason to believe that the end has not come
■Sd the-t it can be built up again, once the courts
here interpreted the new law so that those in
control of the Jockey Club and the many fcllov.
er= of racisigr will know where they stand and how
to lay their j-i'ar:«=. There is the chance, of course.
that tte courts may overrule Justice Bifchoff's de
cisirn as to oral bettlnsr. in which case the various
rfccingr ijssociations might acknowledge defeat, but
th«re is the same owe that the courts will rule
that th<r law was aim«<l only at public - nakirig
t=d p-oo". teillnp. to which case it is f-ilt by many
iTit-vis "f racing that the sport can slowly but
MSKdj- bt built op a^ain when freed from police
censorship an-i the constant dread of arrest.
The faJi meeting of the- Westcbester Racing As
focia^nn at B*!mnnt Park has four more days to
am Th« end w:!l corr.e on Saturday, and with it
tbe last of the rich and historic fixfjre-s which add
so icacfa lnterrf-*T; to a programm«». Racine; will be
cor.tin-o<-d at Eirp!r<? dty and .iamaica. but at the
latter course, at ienrt. the card wiil be made up
cf overnight ra<.-es for Final! parses, which will not
tttr^rt the ctars of the thoroughbred world. The.
DBtlook is particularly bright f<T the closing days
*- E^rnont Park. The chi*-f interest on "Wednes
day will centre in the running of the Harbor Hill
Cup Steeplechase for thr^e-year-old?. to which Clar
«s < "«- H. Mackay adds J3.«"«» and a silver cup. The.
Charr:pj.jtr;» Flakes, with £>.Of"j added. i«= al«o on the
Tr^rrarr.vr.t: that day and promises well, as among
tfcot *i:?ib!e are James V. Keener Maskette. the
Futurity winner; Harry Payne Whitney'a Perseus
i-r.£ &ea ClifT, F. A- Forsythe'e Hicrh Private and
£■ C. H:l<2retn'E Fitz Herbert. The distance is
•w*n forfoogs. and it is a real test for the young
•**rs. On th<» roll of winners ire few who have,
not developed into great horses later on.
Aurj«! fVlmom'9 Fair Play, which added more
•ustt* to his fame hj- his brilliant performance in
*£«* Municipal Handicap on Saturday, will po to
the r>o?T in the Beta Park Autumn W*is:ht-for
'-?• rare, a t iwo and a quarter mllee, on Saturday.
•CWI Kinn James in retirement, and >Pea!on, Mont-
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ornery. Running Water and Hessian under suspi
cion for one. reason or another, th- race, which
has an added money value of jr...»/\ seems to be
at the great cnlt's mercy. His chief opponents are
likely to be Master Robert. Frank Gill and An- 1
gelus, but inasmuch as he has beaten these re
cently, conceding big weight, it is not likely that
any one of them can take hi* measure at weight
for age. The Champion Steeplechase, at three
miles and a half, will also be decided on Saturday.
with Agent. Ironsides, Sanctus. Waterspeed. Mark
nilllilMJtU and Bayonet as the probable starters.
The firs: races on the course for the Vanderbilt
Crip race, to be decided on October 24. showed what
may be expected in the way of speed when the
racers cut loo?e on the cement stretches of the
Long Island Motor Parkway, which constitute near
ly one-half of the circuit of 23.45 miles. Herbert
Lytle won the race for large stock cars on Satur
day and attained in an Eaotta-FraschlnJ standard
model car an average speed of 64.28 miles an hour
for more than 231 miles. This broke every American
road record, and the fact that such speed could be
made by a stock car hi an augury of what the
specially built racers will do on the same course.
The drivers on Saturday, too, had little time to
learn the course, while those who will compete for
the Vanderbilt Cup have two weeks for practice.
Not the least interesting feature of Saturday's con
tests was the excellent work of some of the lighter
and cheaper cars, selling for less than $4,000, In the
minor events. Altogether, the sweepstakes gave
ample confirmation to the claims of the builders of
the motor parkway, and the Vanderbilt Cup com
mission is to be- congratulated on having obtained
a course in which the double requirement of high
speed possibility and a minimum of risk to drivers
and spectators seems to have been satisfied.
HERBERT.
TWO RECORDS BROKEN.
I Bacon and Ellis Set New Marks for
Hurdles at Celtic Park.
The outdoor athletic season of 190? came to an
end yesterday, when the Irish-American Athletic
Club held its annual fail games at Celtic Park. Al
though a stroos wind blew across the backstretch,
! two records were broken. Charles ,T. Bacon, of the
\ Irish-American Athletic Club, the winner of the
I 400-metre hurdle race at the Olympic games, low
ered the time for the 440-metre high hurdle race
to 1 minute and 3-5 seconds, breaking the old
world's mark by 8 3-5 seconds. Bacon won the race
handily, taking the lead from the start and clearing
the timbers neatly. I. J. Love, of the same club,
also broke the old mark. Bacon won by fully ten
yards. The former mark was held by jerry Ma
honey, of the Xe?<r York Athletic Club.
J. J. EBer. also of the Irish dob, the 220-yard
national low hurdle chimplon, broke the American
record, heid by Alexander Jordan, for the -yard
high hurdles Eller reduced the former mark of 34
seconds flat J-.y 6 2-5 onda without exerting him-
self to any extent. Bacon finished second and Love
I third, some seven yards back.
| Th" throwing- of the sixteen-pound hammer
[ turn^-d into a f*>rce after each competitor had taken
i two turns with the hall, as the pressure of the
i tremendous swing msde the loosely wound handle
| extend to an even :nch over the regulation siz». J.
: J. Flanagan an.l Matthew McGrath improved their
world's mark, but the records will not stand, owing
t to loosening of the handle.
Melvin W. Sheppard had to run the race of his
life to beat O. Gissing !n the 900-yard scratch run.
Gissirg. who has bothered Bbeppard a lot lately,
took the lend at the rtart. and carried the. runners
along at a livt-ly pace. He kept the lead until the
first turn for home, when Sheppard went to the
frcnt for a second. Sheppard resumed the lead 100
yards from home and his reserve sprint was too
much for Cissing.
The summaries follow:
Cn--mlle run (haxulicap)— Woe by Ton t Collins. Irish-
American A. C. 100 yards*; H. E. Clousiiley. Mohawk A.
C. <*> yards), • •--. F. Masterscn. Mohawk A. C (80
yards i. third. Time. 4:2.1.
One-hundred-yard dash (handicap, Baal heat)— won by
A. Lauer, unattached <»H yards): C. Meyer, Irish-Amer
ican A. C. iS't yarJs). stcond; J. J. Eller. Irish-Amer
ican A. C «.'! ! - yards), third; G. J. Men. New York
A. C. 13% yards., fourth. Tim*. 0:10.
Four-hundr^cl-nr.d-rcrty-vard dash high hurdle (scratch i
Woo by C. J. Baoon. Irish-American A. c I. J. Love.
Irish- American A. <".. second: 11. C De Loi«"lle New
York A. C. third. Tim 1:CO%.
Four-hunirexJ-and-foi-ty-yard run (first heati— Won by
W. E. UcDonald, unetTfli-hM: T. A. Muix-ane'-. Acorn
A. t. second: W. Pan-Ikuhler, oattached. third. Time,
O:"»'». Beoond heat — Won by P. Moles. National A. C;
Thomas B!»>T-ne. St. Mary\s A. C. second; J. Bash, Acorn
[A. «'.. third. Time, O:5hH. Final heat— Won by W.
s!andkuhler, unattached; Thciaas Blerne. St. Mary's A.
C-. 6econd; P. Moles. National A. C. th'ri. Time. u:SSVg.
Thr»^-hundred-yard d&.«h ihar.-ilca; final heat) — Won
by C. Meyer. American A. C. ii* yards): J. J. Me-
Kntee., New York A. C <H yards), second; C. Hvass, New
York A. C '!- yards), third. Tbne, i. ; r.ls
Elpht-hundred-and-elghty-yard run (haadlcap) — Won by
R. J. Eps.u. Pastime A. C '34 yaris); A. Zink. New-
York A. «'. <•■>«*> vani.«). second; C Finnernan. West tide
Y. M. O. A. 50 rardsl. third. Time. 1:57^.
Nlne-huncired-yard run < scratch*— Wan by Meivin W.
Sheppard. Irish-American A. C. : •>. Gisslng. unattached,
sx^ond: Ban Havwood. New York A. C. third. Time,
- Tw">-r:'jnlre'l-sr.d-twentv-yard hiph hurdle run (scratch)
I hieh h'jrfll" ri;n
—Won by .1. J. E.:W. Irlsh-Amerl<ran A. <"..'■ J. Bacon.
Irish-American A. (".. second: I. J. Love, Irish-American
A. C. third. Tim«. ( i.:TV
Throwing the <*l?cus (handicap^ — Won by M. J- Sher
idan. Irish-American A. C. (scratch", actual throw 137 ft.
:H« In. : J. r>urcan. Uobswk a C. •)<• feet), se nd
a-r-ia] thr---»- .. ft. 5 in.: D Cabl*. Swedish American
A C <V* f«*t i. third, actual row 112 ft. 8 in.
Throwing IS-potmd hammer ihandicapi — Won by Matt
McGrath. New Tork a C (scratch), actual throw 174
ft 7** In.; J. J. Flanaesn. Irish-Am'rlcnn A. C. (scratch).
Ec^cnd actual throw 173 ft. 10% In.; 6. P. GUiea. New
Tork A '•'. <S feet), third, actual throw ICO ft. 34 to.
Rurnir-.e hiph Jumr (handicap*— Won by L. Sisson.
V >v fork X C <4 feet i, actual Jump 5 ft. 11 In . H. .i
*<"irun:phe!t. New York A. ( '. '2 ••• • second, actual Jump
X, ft. 11 in.; T. J. Muliiga.n. Grace A. C (7 Inches),
thiid. actual y-ir.iv 5 ft. - In.
Four-miie rim rhar.dicapt— \\ on by John Joyce. Irish
\rifrican i C »300 yards'*: C M Mtill<r. unattached
1 100 i-ardsi s^end: J. J. Daly. Irieh-Arrerican A. C (60
ranis), third. lime. 3f»:3.%y
WOMEN TO MEET ON COURTS.
An important la-w-n tennis tournament will hold
the courts of th*» Hamilton Orange Club. 149 th
street and Convent avenue, this week, beginning
to-day. Women players of national prominence
have entered for this meeting. Including Miss Eliza
beth H. Moore, four times holder of the national
championship; Mi?s Marie Warner. Indoor national
champion; Miss Fanny Fish. Miss Alice Fish. Mrs.
William H. Pou<-h, and a splendid array of others
prominent at the game. Women's singles and
doubles -will be the only events, and handsome
prizes are offered.
BELMONT ENTRIES MONDAY.
FIKST RACE — For maiden rwv-year-< Ids . $400 a<3d«"l
1 x furlongs.
M' 'j.rro.-ks T 110 j Merry Widow 107
,» an 110 Ami 107
tWv Uixon 110Em«!yG ■• 107
ol? Helm »° L» Belle Agnes 107
IW TattHM WT
„„,„„, 110 Sententious 107
G ,"> . I>*end .... 110 L»Jy e«lln« 107
fnjr-irli Princ* 10.;
•SKCOVD RiCE-THE CORINTHIAN OPEN STEEPLE
r" CHASE HANDICAP: ior four-year-olds and upward:
gentlemen riders; $«^io added. About two and a half
T*4<?u!»i?l* '.73 Yama Christy .149
Jan'Vu* ■:.'.■•■ I*» :Mv Grace 147
Vf-Vv ... !<52 Paprika 147
GnsdEatn . r >arfOn KeJIJ . .c... 145
BanSr Credwr W2| ,
THIRD BACE^-THE RANCHO r XI. FAfK: for twn
year-olda non-winners of $.">.!>Oo. $.»«, added .-it
r^Zl o"'*0 "'*- 109 Sehi-wi. . . I<*l
\xi * Mason »« Affliction lag
FOURTH RACE-^-HiwU'ip: tax 'hr-e ymr ..ids «r>d up—
s wari 1500 jd'iid. • >Nt- mile am a half
Tour7£ne* n - Ti " Tt •' ' 0!
,-■'.'.. ' luahMiifnrt o«
/■!... ■nV's'eedl'S . ." l»-» M!*s <Y«.ivfo,) ,Ml
BtSoelczw "■ vn I>ai '" -ur ••
FIFTH RACE — F° r a " "S*'; fs**j ad-!r<l. fur
3onfc?
„„„,,,, - 121 Saracn.es. a 1(*!
T r?v ':o~er/.\' WO K*>t.:..n Date ... 1..-.
-
L^v-^n^r H | « : .:ar. a , I .i "
ROTehen i ' "
tI vTH R\<*K — For t!iTf»-y»r .il.ls ap.-l upward nnn
winners at this meeting; MSO uncled. Orte mli* and a
„ «T ltV ' 111 •» raakta - . . i"i
' >'„ . .l« VXnlmur .... 101
JKK TcVri ire laiiw a i->
Wtalo Top .'."."■'.'-' los *'""] Stanhope !•"*
-. ... all-wane.'.
— - - -•
(faar ye! Hesr vr. ! : Hear ye!!! To-day ii
th" last day of registration! Booths open fnry
7a.m. to 10 p. m. Go early and avoid the rush.
f-r thousands will probably try to register in the
!=st hour, Ml many may t>- turned away if on
■.r-” of th« crowd they cannot get into the
baoth before 10 o'clock.
NEW-TT/RK daily famrxE, MOM>AY, October 12, 1908.
CUBS WIN ONCE MORE
HITTING SAVES THE GAME
Tinker's Home Run in Eighth In
ning Helps to Rout Detroit.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune]
Chicago. Oct. 11.— Chicago shattered to-day the
faith every Detroit player and rooter had pinned
on "Wild Bill"* Donovan, the great pitcher who
won the American League pennant for the Tigers,
by falling upon him in the eighth inning of the
second baseball game for th«» world's championship,
played here to-day. Up to that inning Donovan
had allowed only one hit, and not a Cub had
reached second base, but the Cubs found him then,
and six hits, one a home run. another a triple and
a third a two-bagger, brought in six runs. Overall
had been almost as effective as Donovan all through
th» game, and it was not until the ninth inning
that Detroit sent one run over the plate and es
caped a shut-out, the final score being 6 to 1.
Until the sudden and terrific onslaught in the
eighth inning Chicago seemed doomed to defeat,
for. while Overall was pitching a great game, he
was being hit more than Donovan, though most
of the hits went straight to the swift Chirago in
fielders. But the terrific fusillade came with such
a rush that Jennings had no time to send a man
in to save the game, and victory had come to the
Cubs in as startling a fashion as had been the case
yesterday in Detroit.
Not quite eighteen thousand persons saw the
game, and, though the day was ideal, as a fall day,
the small attendance, as compared with the crowd
of more than thirty thousand that saw the game
with Pittsburgh a week ago, was easily accounted
for by the chill breeze that made sitting in stands
for two hours something of an ordeal. Overcoats
and heavy wraps were in order, and sweaters were
called into use by all the players when not act
ually In the field or at the bat.
The game to-da# was another revelation of what
the Cubs owe to Tinker. His home run in the
eighth inning broke up the game definitely, and his
work in the field was as swift and sure as ever.
He made short field an impassable place for the
Detroit hits, and gave a sample of what, was tc
come in the first inning, when, after taking Mc-
Intyre's line fly. he threw O'L»eary and Crawford
out at first base.
Each team got a man on base In* the third inn
ing, and Downs, for Detroit, reached second,
only to stay there, as Mclntyre struck out. Downs
received a pass on four pitched balls, with one
man out, and Steinfeldt made a great st ip and
throw of Donovan's sacrifice, which put Downs
on second. That was all for Detroit, however.
In Chicago's half Downs threw out Tinker, and
Kiing struck out. Overall hit down toward first,
and R.ossman went for the hit. He had the ball
easily, but Donovan missed his throw. No harm
was done, because Sheckard hoisted a fly to Craw
ford.
The fourth inning was a swift affair, both sides
going out in order, but Detroit got after Overall
in the fifth. Ropsman went out on a fly to Sheck
ard. but Schaefer drove out the first hit of the
game, a clean single over second base. Schmidt
followed with another single. Schulte's fine throw
from right field holding Schaefer on second, and
the Detroit partisans, who were numerous, yelled
for a hit. which seemed likely, as the game was
going, to be enough to give the Tigers victory.
But Downs struck out. and Donovan put up a
sky scraping fly that was easy for Steinfelit.
In the sixth inning Overall, who had been the
only Chlcasjoan to get on the bases so far, dropped
the ball safely over second base after Kling had
fanned for the second time. But again his efforts
were doomed to failure, for Sheckard hit hard but
straight to Downs, who threw Overall out to
O'Leary as the first half of a machine like double
play that caught Sheckard too.
Schaefer was the one Tiger who seemed to have
much luck with Overall, and in the seventh inning
he beat- out a bunt and stole second. But there
wen two out when he get to work, and Schmidt
dampened the Detroit ardor by hitting straight to
Even.
Chicago was easy again in the seventh inning,
but there was a different story to tell when the
Cubs came in in the eighth inning, after getting rid
of.the Tigers in order.
Steinfeldt was the first man up, and made the be
ginning of the inning look like most of Urn other
starts by striking out. But the next man, Hof man,
beat an infield hit to first base, and walked home
ahead of Tinker when that determined man
smashed the ball into the right field bleachers for
a home run. The crowd went wild at the huge hit,
and only laughed, as did K.l>-m. the umpire, when
Jennings said the hit should count only far two
bases, as a hit into the crowd.
Kling illustrated the ground rule for Jennings by
putting the ball into the crowd in left field, and
stayed on second base until he was able to make
third on Overall's out. Sheckard scored him with
a single, stole second and went to third when Even
beat out a bunt. Evers stole second, and both he
and Sheckard scored when Schulte rapped the ball
to left centre for three bases. A wild pitch let
Schulte in. but after Chance had walked and stolen
second Steinfeldt came up for the second time, and
went out again, this time on a fly to Mclntyre.
Jones batted for O"Leary in the ninth, whan De
troit tried to come back, and Overall let him walk.
He moved along on Crawford's out, and scored De
troit's only run on C'.bb's single. But Rossnian hit
to Tinker. and the Chicago shortstop end«d the
game by putting Cobb out at second and then
doubling the batter at first.
The score fellows:
CHICAGO. | DETROIT.
ab r lb po a • ; ab r lh po a c
Sheckard. If. 4 1 1 3 " c Mclntyre, If. 4 0 0 3 0 0
Ever? .41106 o|Q'J>ary. sb. . 3 0 «> 1 1 0
Schulte, rf.. 4 1 1 10 o|Cn».wf<>r<l. cf. 4 0 0 4 0 0
Chance. it,., 3 0 012 1 '' Cdbb, rf..... « 0 1 I 0 0
Steinfeldt, 3b 4 0 0 1 OJRossman. lb. 4 0 0 8 10
Hofman, c*. 3 1 1 0 • & Schaefer. 3b.. 3 0 2" 1 0
Tinker, es... 3 1 12 3 1 BcfamMt, c... 3 • 1» 7 8 0
Klin;?, c ... 3 1 1 8 0 0| Dowrs. ft... 2 0 0 0 4 0
Overall p. . 3 0 I 0 3 01 Donovan, p.. 2 0 0 • 1 1
•Jones O 1 0 0 0 0
i Totals . . 2» 1 <:« 8 1
Total* ...81 • 727 14 l(
•Batted for rv'T^arv In the ninth Inning.
Chicago " ° 0 " ° ° " " x c
lietroU 0 0 • 0 • • ° " 1~11 ~ 1
Two-base hit— Klin*. Three hit— Penult*. Home
run— Tinker Sacrifice hit— Donovan. Stolen bases -
Eheckard Evers, Chance. Double Hays— Tinker And
Chanre: Down*. '"' l>eary and RoMman L»ft ™}** ( -'—
ChKaKO 2- Detroit. 4. First base on balls— OH Overall.
2; "off Donovan. 1. First ha-e on errors-. ; ;.kos-l.
Ptrurk out— By Overall. 5; by Donovan. 7. Wild pitch-
Donovan. Tl"me-1:24. T.'mpires-Klem and Connolly.
Attendance <o«cial>. 17.760.
NOTES OF THE DIAMOND.
The season of 190S in the two major leagues es
tablished a record that will stand for many years.
Four no-hit games and three one-hit games were
played in the American organization, while two
no-hit and seven one-hit games were played In the
National.
Christy Mathewson leads the pitcher? this season
In the National League, with thirty-four games
won and twelve lost, and "Wild Bill" Donovan
heads the American League. "Three-Fingered'"
Brown is a close second to '"Matty."
Hans Wagner, of the Pirates, with his mighty
stick, leads the National League batters ;<■ r the
sixth consecutive season, with Tv Cobb, of the
Tigers, again heading the American League.
Many of the clubs in both leagues can bnnst of
the season of &88 being the banner year for at
tendance. despite the recent money Beney.
The unusual attendance at the games is arir<i:nttiJ
for by the stirring finishes in both the leagues.
CLARKE WINS ON CLIFTON TRACK.
i n> Telegraph *" The Tribune.]
Pa'terson. N. J.. <>.-t. 11 --Jackie I la) k--. of Aus
tralia, lefeaftd N« iman Anderson, champion nf
Denmark. «nd Iv^r Laws n. in a niatrh in- j cfci race
at the Clifton Stadium this afternoon Th match
whs ■ mile heat rac. "■"" ■" riders beinfj paced for
three-quarters of a mile by motors. He not only
won the race In straight heats, but took a filth of
a ee«-ond from the world's record of 1:33. De
Kotifr tar turf d the three-mile motor race In easy
fashion.
WEISS PUBLIC PARKS CHAMPION.
Samu 1 Welts won ihe singles championship of
the Public l"; rkJ Lawn Tenaia Association yester
day „n the courts at Van <'ourtlandt Park. In
Ihrep straight sets the- Cornell University player
d*fe:iied ..-•■. the Macomb's Dam Park
, n.,rni>ion. at 6-2, •-•, 6-2. The result was a
surprise, for each of tlie ni-n had come through
lh" series of tournament matches in a field of a
thousand aspirants without a deieat.
ON COLLEGE GRIDIRONS
INTEREST IN SPORT GROWS
Yale Needs a Quarterback— Tigers
Lost Without Dillon.
Midweek football games will be few and far
between from now on, but the Saturday games
will grow In importance up to the championship
struggles in November, so that the outlook is
bright and a general increase in Interest as
sured. Harvard. Princeton and Cornell have
little to fear in lining up against Springfield,
Swarthmore and Colgate, respectively, but there
is some cause for apprehension at Pennsyl
vania and Yale, as both elevens will be called
on to show their full strength if Brown and
West Point are to be defeated. The Army
eleven has invariably made a stubborn fight
against Yale, and while it does not appear to be
quite up to its usual standard this year, or, bet
ter, perhaps not so well advanced for this time
of the season, it Is sure to give the Blue some
thing more than a mere practice game. The
meeting comes at a time in the schedule when
it is likely to do most good for both teams. . The
preliminary work is over to a large extent, and
the time has come for a development of that
team play so necessary to success, and this can
be accomplished only by finding the weak
points. West Point has learned to its sorrow
that there is such a thins; as building up too
fast, and that a good showing against Yale,
Harvard or Princeton does not make up for the
loss of the all-important game with the Navy.
There are two defeats in two years to be wiped
out, and West Point is working up to that game
this year. On a line through Bowdoin, Brown
is quite as strong as, if not stronger than. Har
vard. so that Pennsylvania is likely to find a
worthy foeman on Saturday.
The games on Saturday showed that Yale and
Harvard had made a slow but steady advance
from the week before; that Princeton had
profited little by two games that were entirely
too easy to be of any value, and that the team
was not as strong as might be expected with so
many veterans back; that Pennsylvania has
much to do to build up the strong machine of a
year ago, and that Cornell needs a lot more
work and a lot more coaching to hold her place
with the leading teams. Tale did not show any
particular scoring ability, although three touch
downs were made against Holy Cross, but the
men worked together better and showed more
concerted strength than at any time this year.
The Blue's goal line was never in danger, due
more to a sturdy defence than to any undue
weakness in the Holy Cross attack. Offensively,
however, much improvement must be made.
Penalties against the visitors and Kilpatrlck's
clever handling of on-side kicks were largely ac
countable for the scoring. Williams made five
first downs against Harvard, and the Crimson
hacks were slow in starting and did not make
full use of their opportunities; but with all its
faults the team showed steady Improvement.
For a brief period in the second half the latent
strength of the attack was plainly in evidence,
which was encouraging to the coaches. The de
fence must be strengthened, but it may be said
that Williams appears to have one of the strong
est elevens in her history, and for that reason
Harvard's victory was the more creditable.
Princeton is backward, but that tie game with
Lafayette came at a time when it is most likely
to make for good. There is such a thing as
having- too easy a schedule, and in my opinion
this condition obtains at Princeton this year.
The most glaring fault was the inability of the
backs to handle the ball cleanly. It was more
by good luck than good playing that the Tigers
did not suffer defeat. Cornell showed flashes of
brilliancy and stretches of looseness. The sub
stitutes played better than the regulars. Cap
tain Walder's appeal for more candidates indi
cates a lack of interest in the team that is most
surprising at Cornell. Fumbling of an almost
inexcusable kind was responsible for Pennsyl
vania's close call.
Yale needs a quarterback, and needs one
badly. BinghajTi, Hopkins. Wh at >n and M :r
phy have been tried, and still Tad' Jones ajid
the other coaches are not satisfied. Murphy.
who waa tried on Saturday, may be the right
man for the place. He has struck me as be
ing a particularly heady player and the kind
of man to Inspire confidence, both in football
and baseball. A week ago it looked as if Phil
bin and Murphy were reasonably sure men 'or
halfbacks, but the latter can be Spared, with
Daly, Aides, Lynn. Gardner and Church to
call on. particularly if he goes on as he has be
gun in the ail-important position as director of
the play. I must still confess to a leaning for
Wheaton because of his drop ki-klng ability,
but, after all. th-re ar^ far more essential quali
ti m for a quarterback than drop kicking, and
Wheaton aeenu to be lacking in thes^ for the
present It may sound captious to criticise the
action of the coaches in moving Goebel from
guard to tackle to make a place, a? j t would
appear, for Oooney, a valuable man In a way,
but a man who dr^s n<.f seem to fit in. In try
ing to find a place to usu Coooey there is a
chance of losing- a g< -od guard for an ordinary
tackle. GoebeJ is big and powerful and a nat
ural guard, and altogether too strong a player
in a position he knows ao well to experiment
with. He is fast for a big man. but strikes me
as rather clumsy, and while he may pla; his
new position well he can hardly be a." much at
home a.= waa rhe case with Burr at Harvard last
year, who was moved to tackle to make a
place f.,r Captain Parker. The .^nds are c Til
ing along well, particularly Kilpatrick, who
shows an adaptability for handling forward
passes and on-side kicks. Logan, who had first
call over Kilpatrick before he was injured, may
find som<=- Himculty in getting his place ba k.
Biddle at centre, Andrews at 1-^ft guard and
Coombs at left tackle appear to r-e fixtures.
Princeton is not Princeton without Eddie Dil
lon to direct the play and lend his help in ad
vancing the ball and strengthening the second
line of defence. This was proved on Saturday
when he was unable to line up with his team
against Lafayette. I am not a believer in one
man team.-, but Dillon, while individually brill
iant, is not that kind of player. His great value
lies in his ability to weld his men together and
produce conceited action, which bespeaks the
born leader. Without Dillon Princeton showed
unexpected weakness, but it does not follow that
the team is not cast in championship mould, if
a pair of ends and ■ z<»'l punt?r can be devel
oped. Tibbott could not begin to hold his own
in punting with McCaa. who, by the way, was
a tower of strength for Lafayette. Read did
better when be wont in. and may for ■ Tibbott
or Cox* off. The last named has been playing
well, and Tibbott has few equals as a quick,
dodging runner, to which all those who saw the
Princeton-Carlisle Indian game last year will
subscribe; but Read appears to be needed in the
light ■: Saturday'G game for his dash, sharp
aggresi-iveness and punting. It is three years
Eince the Tigers have lined up against Lafay
ette, and th? game should now be continued.
The pain..- played in 1908, 1004 and 1005 were
valuable to Princeton, resulting as they did
11 to '», •"> to 0 and 12 to 4 in favor of the
Tigers. Lafayette had a creditable record last
year, winning seven out of ten games, and,
judging from Saturday's same, it will give a
good account of itself this season.
HERBERT.
Positively your last chance to register. You
must get your name on the enrolment books to
day, unless you Have a'ready clone ao. No man
not registered when the booths close to-night
can vote. Booths open from 7 a. m. to 10 p* m.
AN ACTIVE GOLF WEEK.
Tournaments for Both Amateurs and
Professionals Scheduled.
This will be a week of unusual activity for
nearby golfers, as there are tournaments MwaV
ul*d for amateurs and professionals, to say noti.-
Ing of a one-Hay affair on Wednesday at 'he Apa
wamis Club for members of the Women's Metro
politan Golf Association. Of chief Interest at pres
«nt is the third annual championship tournament
of the Eastern Professional Golfers* Association,
to be held at Fox Hills to-morrow and Wednes
day.
Because of a change in the programme natl
year's tournament will «tart with a four-ball com
petition for professionals to-morrow morning, to
be followed In the afternoon with another four
ball pffair. In which amateurs and professionals
will team up as partners. This will nerve as ,i
sort of curtain raiser for the championship proper.
which will consist of thirty-six holes medal play
on Wednesday.
Professionals will be on hand from various golf
centres throughout the East, the leading Boston
cracks including Alec Campbell, of Brookllne. the
title holder; Alec Ross, Brae Burn, the Massachu
setts champion, and Gilbert Nichols, the far driv
ing Woodland man. From this vicinity there are
Alec Smith, of Nassau: Jack Hobens. of Engle
wood, the Metropolitan op*n champion; George
Low. Baltusrol; Herbert Strong. Apawamls: Jack
Hutehtnson. St. Andrews; H. H. Barker, Garden
City: Isaac Hackle, Fox Hills, and a score of
others. The Philadelphia district will be ably rep
resented by Jack Campbell. James Campbell,
James Thomson and Donald Ball.
As considerable money has been raised, it is ■■■
pected that the prizes will be of greater value
than In either of the association's previous tour
naments. Final details as to the pairings and the
prize money will be arranged by the committee at
the Fox Hills Club to-night.
The Morris County tournament on Thursday, Fri
day and Saturday will be an individual invitation
affair, and if half of those invited appear taw.
occasion ■will be a sort of reunion of old timers.
Because of the shortness of the days it has been
decided to devote all of Thursday to an elghteen
hole qualifying round. All of the match rounds will
be at eighteen holes.
It is now an assured fact that the field in the
coming women's national championship tourna
ment, to be held over the Chevy Chase Club links,
will be made up largely of Eastern golfers. The
West will not be represented by more than' half a
cozen players, as the date is too late for many cf
the younger and best performers. With regard to
the Women's Western Golf Association deciding
not to send a team to compete with the Eastern
body immediately prior to the championship a
member cf the former body writes as follows:
"The "Western women feel that as they have twice
put In the field a team made up of anybody they
could set, it would be better to wait until such
time as it will be possible to muster goifer3 that
will be representative before trying again. They
also consider that playing twice when it was clear
ly evident they had no chance to win was enough
to show they were sports. If the competition could
be played before school opens, thus enabling- our
foremost golfers to take part, there is little doubt
that the "West would always have a team."
A new amateur record has been made at the
Country Club of Lake-wood, which will give the
amateurs something to "shoot" at when they gather
at the course in the pines for the annual fall open
tournament late In November. Herbert M. Forrest,
of the home club, as w°ll as of the? Philadelphia
Country Club, recently went cut in 33 and home in
34 for a 73. Wylie Carhart held the former ama
teur record of 74, while the professional mark is a
72, by Willie Norton. The card returned by For
rest is as follows : ,
3 3 4 4 ♦ 4 4 6 5— 3»
3 3 3 3 4 4 5 3 4— 34— T3
A team match between th° Columbia Ur. .
and the Forest Hill Field Club over the latter'a
course on Saturday resulted in a •> to 3 victory for
Forest Hill. The championship tit!" of the Forest
iV..\ Field Cub changed hands on Saturday, but
continues to remain in the Allsopp family. In
r.thr-r words. E. E. AJlsopp defeated Harry Ailsopp.
the former champion, by 7 up tr.d 6 to play in the
thirty-six-hole final round.
R '". Puller, a former bolder :<t Hm tit'.e, ad a
runaway match In the Baal yesterday of the
Apa^'amis club championship. The gre°ns warn
somewhat heavy, yet Fuller scored SI — S3 — 154. and
reat Seney Piummer in the thirty-six-hole match
by I op and 0 to play. Filler's hardest match wa*
in the first round, when after being 3 down at the
ninth he beat W. R. Thuiston. also a former
Apawaanta champion, by l up.
TRUSTY LEAPS TO PROBABLE DEATH.
Jumps Thirty Feet in West Side Prison and
Is Expected to Die.
Joseph Smith, who has been serving out part
cf a six months* sentence to th« workhouse as a
"trusty" in the prison attached to the West Side
police court, attempted to Is 111 himself early yes
terday morning: by leaping from the third tier of
the jail to the concrete floor, a distance of about
thirty feet.
A dozen other "trusties. •' who were released as
usual for breakfast, rushed to pick him up. He
was unconscious and bleeding from the mouth and
nose. An ambulance call was sent to Bellevue
Hospital, and Dr. Smith responded. He found tr-at
the man had a compound fracture of the left 1*?
and was Injured internally. Dr. Smith said he
thought the injuries would prove fatal.
The Turf,
BELMONT PARK RACES
Oel 5 7 8 10. 12. 14. I.'. 17. Special trains from
E 34th St.' 1:00. 1:30 P. M.; Fiaibush Aye. 1:35 P. M.
Hezular trains stop at Queens
Automobiles.
Pierce Arrow
Pierce Arrow, 4S H.P., sev-c-pAS.;mirer Touring Car.
6 cylinders, IX)' wheel base, $3,000.
The new models on this chassis include Rncdster.
Tourabout, Suburban and Landau.
rf^HE success of Pierce Great Arrow Cars
X in the Glidden and Hower tours, win
ning the trophy in each, but shows what
every driver of a Pierce Arrow knows: that
these cars are touring cars, not racing
machines, with a maximum of comfort
and a minimum of adjustment.
THE GEORGE N. FIERCE COMPANY
Metnbrr* Association Licensed A'ltaasklt ManaCictsrw*
New York Salesroom: New Jersey Salesroom:
H»hrih Motor Car Co., Ellis Motor Car Compvw,
233 to £37 West Mat St. 1 21- I 26 Washington St., NVwvk.SJ.
The Pierce Arrow Or* trill he exhibited in »w Tortc onhr
at the Madlann Sqnare Girden Show. January 1* to '3. 190».
DIAMOND TRADE REVIVES.
Precious Stones Valued at Nearly
Txco 2lillions Imported Last Month.
Normal times have returned in *.he diamond,
trade, and increased activity 13 shown In varteeje)
ways by the different branches or the jewelry
trade, according to prominent importers asA itiaa
ufacturers in the iiaiden Lane district.
A large number of the diamond house* hay* re
cently sent their buyers to the European market*.
Fcr nearly a y-?ar Americans abo*M no Interest
In the foreign markets because, of the depression
at home. 33 a result cf which the people ft thw
United States had temporarily c»ased to btij da»»
mcr.ds.
Now. the Irsporters say. t!i» trad? is starting np
asrtin* where It laft off early in the Call of last
year, and there Is again lit*; old tiittcnliy of set
ting the perfect, cf*n.r white zn-i blue -white dia
monds. According to the <teai*r3. the syndicate
has demonstrated '- control of ''"■-■ market, "'
with all the depression the wholesale price of tha
gems has b^en firmly upreM in the last year, so
that importers and J»vrelr> - manufacturers ar*
now paying the to? prices which were reached
jast before the depression started.
Figures obtained at th-* Cus'otn House corrobo
rate, the dealers in saying that trie tra.dn 13 rap
idly reviving. Th» valuation of precious stones
an«i pearls imported in the last month was SX.SI2.
iQ2. and this is looked upon by the dealers as a
fair monthly showing, quite up to the usual month
ly total of five or six years ago, although not
coming up to the hiah figures attained In the ■ -••
or four yeare before the decline began.
AUCTION OF HORSE SHOW BOXES. '
The auction sale of boxes for the horse show
■will be held on October 13 in the Garden Theatr*.
Madison av»nu» and 27th street. The horse show
will begin at Madison Square Garden on November
9. The box office at Madison Square Garden will
be open to the public on November 4. 5 and 4 for
th* sale of reserved seats for any single, ex
hibition.
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