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Fate of International League May Be Determined To-day
Mr. /. Winkler,. Springs Sen Shatters 99 Out ot Possible 100 at Travers Island? Murphy Does Well By J. S. Mitchel A Western clay bird expert named ?I. Winkler, hailing from Chicago, sup? plied the sensation at the Travers Isl? and traps yesterday and woke the echoes of the Westchester shore to the best piece of trap work ever seen in i he locality. That the man from the windy town made the eyes of the East irn cracks bulge would be putting it mildly, for nobody expected such an upheaval from unexpected quarters. To put it. briefly, Winkler shattered !>0 out of the possible 100. and the bare unit that he did miss was a slanting quarter driver, which, old Bognrdus himself could not draw a bead on in iiis palmiest hour. Across the boar<? his tally read 0?25, 0?24, 0?50. Tho j 0 bc'foro the hyphen means scratch, for Winkler. not being a member of tho New York A. C, had to accept the post of honor. Hits Fifty Straight However, he hit fifty straight for the Hyronel cup, which is to be shot for on Sundays and will last through the .season, the man with the most legs to be declared the winner. Winkler hopped off the train from Chicago yes? terday morning, and will stay over for the shoot to-day and to-morrow. .Some of those historically inclined have named the three days' battue the "Hattle of Travers Island." In the way of a little information it may be men? tioned that Winkler shot for the Grand American Handicap last year, and was beaten only one target by McCurdy, the winner. Another and milder sensation was contributed by a local amateur named Malachi Murphy, who visited the island unknown, unheralded and unsung. He shattered 07 out of the possible 100 and gave Winkler a hard rub all the way. He was in receipt of a short handicap, but still he broke 48 for the Byronel ,of Chicago, sation at Traps Shooters 23 bliMs 2.1 hlnls 50 birds Tot si B. II. Morse . 2-25 2-22 .-4(1 SO-10- 96 1>. K. McMahon. 2-24 2-2"> 4M9 Hl-in-luii ?'. Stein. 2-25 '2-26 4-T.O 95-12-100 W, H. IJOleliaiUy. 4-25 .".-25 10-50 03-80-100 M. .Murphy. 0-25 1-21 2-;?0 117-61110 ?'. R Mcheod. 5-25 8-24 1217 T1-2S- W0 It. !.. Spotts. 0-25 1-25 2-49 96- 8-100 ?'. SulllvHii. 6-22 6-18 12-:i7 63-25- 88 T, II. Loealeill. 6-23 "?-2.-? 10-44 73-20-03 J, II Vandervecr, .. 2-25 2-21 4-41? 89-12-100 K. V Cole. 3-25 3-24 0-50 38-15-100 Dr. I). I,. CAilTcr.... 2-23 2-20 4-4(1 I'll- 9-lOn )'. M. WlNnn. 4-25 5-25 10-50 87-20-100 ?'.. V M.-Cutrhenn_ 6-23 B-25 12-50 83-22-100 /.. ItojtiT?. 5-25 5-23 10-50 80-22-100 I?\ J Hum. .ir. 3-25 3-23 0-30 91-14-100 W, II. Ogden. 1 24 2-25 4-50 94-10-Hnt 11. 11. D?bucher. 6-21 0-25 12-42 66-25-91 A ]?'. Walker. 5-23 5-24 10-10 60-20-86 K. A. Brown. 5-25 0-25 12-111 80-20-100 I 1.. W. Thompson. :i-2.'i 2 2H 4-50 88-10-98 A. P. Kennet t. 1-23 2-25 4-40 91-12-100, ?1. M. t'ynclion. 5-25 5-25 10 IS 80-25-100 M. MoVoy. jr. 0-22 1-23 2-4S 90- 9- 99 K. 11. Lawrence. 1-22 2-23 4-60 91 -12-100 | .1. Wlnkler. 0-23 0-24 0-50 99- 0- 99 | II. Winchester. 0-21 0-24 0-47 92- 0- 92 1 .7. Trumboll. 0-18 0-2:1 0-47 su- o- ss > I'. It. II??11. 0-_ 0-21 0-41 9fi- 0- I'll s. W. Fullcrton. 0-?O 0-21 0-31 74- 0- 7-1 , J. 1'. Donovan. 1--.11 1-23 1-47 90- 6- 00 .1. (1. Bower. M-22 :i-24 0-49 83-12-100 G. II. Jones . 0-15 0-20 0-44 79- 0- 79 I W, Kennedy. 0-1S 0-ls 0-33 69- 0- 69 If. II. Uudoil . 1-24 4-25 S-49 83-16-99 W. Itiiuer. 0-2.1 0-24 12-50 74-l<0-10O i cup, being only two short of the West? ern man's tally. 1^. L. Spotts, the national amateur ex champion, was not to be denied, and was right plumb on the firing line with 96 out of the century. He broke "straight" in the first event, with a handicap of one made a perfect score in the next and smashed an actual 47 for the Byronel. In fact, it. was. a day of big scores, as may be seen from'the work of the other shooters. Conrad Stein was bang up with 9T?. while Fred J. Ham, jr., and W. B. Ogden were level with 94 apiece. Dr. Lc Toy Culver, the pres? ent New York A. C. champion, and W. R. Delehanty were up sticks at 93, and Danny McMahon, A. P. Bennett and T. II. Lawrence each had 91. Those who scored legs on the Month? ly cup were Murphy, Spotts and Van derveer, with "straights." The Tourna? ment cup leg fell to W. B. Ogden, with a "straight." Those to score legs on the Byronel cup were Delehanty, Stein, Murphy, Cole, Wilson, McCutcheon, Rogers, Ham, Ogden, Thompson, Law? rence and Bauer. F. J. Ham, Jr., High Gun In New Rochelle Shoot Same Mari Also Wins 10 Bird Scratch Race?Seven Tie With Perfect Scores If Frederick J. Ham, jr., should keep ?; ,^; j1^;;-????? ?Z25 ?Zm 2-25 j up his consistent work at the New <;? r. j//';'',.'1!^ ' " ' Sz^- ?Z" "?25 I Rochelle Yacht Club traps Mr. Hoover a', r. Bennett..'. .'.' j?20 1?21 f?-19 will be after him, for on all auspicious a! n. stwidard'.'. .. 0?20 0?20 5?18 occasions Ham-accounts for the bacon.?, ' J'_la'"' _ _ ~"? ~~" At yesterday's shoot, which was held on Harrison Island, Ham retired with aided by a comfortable handicap. Jones the big thing of the day, which was \.*}30 accounted, for the Take Home h b ' ' . Trophv, which is a one dav affair, but! the scratch high gun, his grand total; hc hiuj t0 work narcj for it. being ninety-one out of a possible hun- On the first attempt on the traps! tired. seven finished level with perfect Considering that the light was poor, j scores. They were Jones himself, Gcr and besides that there was a puzziing ard, Stoddard, Herold, Kyle, Cranbcry , contrast of land, sky and water, it was , r.nd Fullerton. A shoot-off was ordered a grand piece of trap work on the part, and there was another tie, and another! of Ham, who is one of the fast im- j shoot-off was demanded by the umpire?, proving shooters of the new brigade., Then Jones showed his grit by winning, I'rior to his assault on the clays Ham i out. experienced a capita! eye-opener in For the February Cup seven hung up the ten-bird scratch race, which he won full scores of twenty-five and they, with a perfect score 011 the shoot-off were credited with legs. The same rule with several others. Added to this'applied to the Accumulation Cup, six; exhibition of keen marksmanship, Ham ' having full scores. secured joint less on the February ; There were two undecided events j Cup and the Accumulation Cup with from last month, the January Cup and1 perfect scores of twenty-live. tho Accumulation Cup. Fullerton tied j The high handicap gun was won by ' with Kyle for the Accumulation, and K. H. Jones, but only affeer a shoot-off ? on the. shoot-off Fullerton won. Ger- | with five others. For the regular ard won the January Cup after a events he made three perfect tallies I shoot-off. He also captured the fifteen-! of twenty-five, but of course he was bird scratch race with a perfect score. ; Skating and Hockey Notes By Fred Hawthorne The ghost of the amateur problem still stalks abroad in the wort 1 of hockey. The American Amateur Hockey League and the Ontario Hockey Asso? ciation, of Canada, are st? 11 a3 deter mined as ever, apparently, to carry on the fight against the International Skating Union, the; controlling body in this country, and the different organ i'/.ations in the Dominion that have allied themselves with the I. S. U. Following the announcement made last week that the Amateur Hockey , League and its allies across the border would brand the Wanderers, o? New York, tho Pittsburgh A. A. and all other hockey teams that competed against these sevens ris professionals, owing to the presence in the Wan? derers' line-up of Alexander Welling? ton, the Canadian star, came the de? cision of the league to hold its scrips of interborough games at the Brooklyn Ice Palace, home rink of the all-Brook? lyn team, and Healy'b Crystal C ir.iivil Rink, at Broadway and Ninetv-til'tli Street. Originally it had been planned to hold the Manhattan games at the St. Nicn iilas Rink, where Cue Wanderers, th<! Arena Hockey Club, of Boston, and the other teams in the intjreity league play their games. But in order '. > prove their complete ostracism of the rival association, the Amateur HocKey League has selected the Crystal ui nival ititik as the scene of its inter? borough scries. It is difficult to forecast correctly the ultimate resuit of this breach be? tween the rival bodies, but the ai vantage, moral <>r immoral, seen.s t > rest with the International Skating Union ami its allied bodies in Canada. Possession 15 nine-tenths of the h#v. and Slunk, were missing from the line? up on these Occasions. Nathaniel W. Xiles, runner-up in the i national singles lawn tennis tourna? ment at Forest Hills, Long Island, last , August, reestablished man's supremacy I at ligure skating last week, when he defeated Miss Theresa Weld, of Bos- \ ton, the champion, in the annual chain- j pionship tournament at Healy's Crys? tal Carnival Kink. Miss Weld had won j tlie title at the Hippodrome last year, ! defeating Xiles and the rest of the masculine skaters, but this time she j was forced to bow to the superior tech? nique of Mr. Niles, who showed a strik? ing improvement over his form of last season. There ?a much speculation as to which team will win the intercity series and gain the rj^ht '?<> challenge tor the Art Los- trophy, nov,- held by the Sons of Ireland Hockey Club, i.t Canada. Strong as is our l???.'a! Bev?n, the Wanderers, il it a question whether it will be able i?) take t!??' measure cf the Naval Reserve team or tho Pitts ??urgh A. A. As for the chances of bringing the international trophy to this country, this i-, a que lion that :- still shrouded in doubt. The Canadian team has twice been defeated b> American Bevens, but two of the strongest players, McDonald m linwii- t All?, nillltnl | __r* Pool 'a !?? Mfl?. <* ^^^m i ? ? - "? *>' I ^ *?- ? lie,.?,, ;o I'cioa Kjuxr? lUHJ Smith and McDonald Victors in Foursome; BELLAIR HEIGHTS, Fla., Feb. 10. - Alex Smith, of Wykagyl, paired with ! Hob McDonald, of Chicago, won a four ball match from Jim Barnes, of White- . marsh, and George Smith, of Wykagyl, by four up and two to play on the Bel lair course this afternoon. The match was the l?est pro match of the season and attracted a large gallery. The feature of the exhibition was the ? long driving of Boh McDonald, who fre? quently had tee shots of ?400 yards or more. The winners had a best ball of 70, while the losers scored a 7", the latter winning the bye holes, which were played out for the benefit of the gallery. Harvard Men Victors In Squash Racquet Play BOSTON, Feb. 10.?Two matches in the Massachusetts Squash Racquet As? sociation's patriotic tournament were played to-day. In a first round match I?'. A. Harding, Harvard, defeated S. C. Williams, Union Boat Club, 15 ? 4, in, IS 17. ^^^^^~ In a second round match F. S. Kel logg, Harvard, defeated Kenneth Lind sey, Harvard, 15 1-, 15 12, 15?12. New York Skater Wins TROY, N. V., I-VI?, in. K. Warren Bjork, of New York, winner of the lOlti clasfic,again captured the Cohioes skat? ing marathon to day. Hi ; timewas 1 hour ?i<; minutes and 2 2-6 seoends. A. Craf ing, of Hollywood, N. J., was second and Archie Regen of Arlington,, X. Y , winner last year a: a representative of il? Newburgh (N. Y. ? wheelmen, was third. Glencoe Men Mak e Sweep In Road Run Mike Tea Finishes First and Harry Meyers Second? Metzer Shows Speed By A. C. Cavagnaro Athletes of the Glencoo Athletic Club made a clean sweep of all the prizes in the weekly handicap rotid run of the Harlem Athletic League held yesterday. The race was over the Al? pha Physical Culture Club course of four and a half miles, through streets covered with ic? and snow. Two ath? letes took tumbles. Alike Tea, Harry Meyers and James Silverdollar, all of whom wore the Winged G. finished in the order named for the first three prizes. The per? formance of Tea was quite different from previous races and it appeared as if he was saving his speed for the prize event. Starting from the low mark of 2:15, Tea was up in the van after three miles and setting a fast pace for his two clubmates. Duel for Second Place. At tho three and a half mile point, Tea began to test the reserve ability of both Meyers and Silverdollar, who, after a faint effort, began to drop rearward. Tea then went on to win by fifty yards, while Meyers and Silver dollar" engaged in a pretty fight for second place. . As both runners sprinted around the final corner to the finish line Silver dollar slipped on the icy road. He man-1 aged to pick himself up quickly, but was unable to make up the ten-yard margin gained by Meyers when he stumbled. i Besides winning the first three j prizes, the Glencoe representatives captured the point honors. They only had the llarbrook Athletic Club har? riers as opposition, but had little to spare, winning by a score of 21 to 34. Tenth .Man to Finish. Lenny Metzer, the Morningside Ath? letic Club star, gave a fast exhibition j in winning the time prize. He started ' from the scratch mark. Metzer man? aged to reach home in tenth place in the actual time of 23:59. Harry Brown, the new sensation of the llarbrook Athletic Club, who started only fifteen seconds in advance of Metzer, was also a contender for' the time honors. Brown" fell on the' ice at the two and a half mile point, I but managed to continue on to the fin- I ish. His actual time for the trail was ! 24:15. The summary follows: Actual To?. N'anip und club Il'd'cp time 1?Mike T.-a, (ilenroe A. C. 11:1.1 114.M 2?H. Meyers, (?lenco?, A. C. 1:4.'. 27:34 ; 3?J. Sllrcnloilar, Glencoe A. 0. 5:00 UT:,'.! ?1?M. Clrluloi?.??, llurbnxik A. C... 2:30 25:34 "??(',. Stall). Glenem A. C. 4:00 27:15 C?O. lirowor, Hart.rook A. C. 4:00 -J7:17 7?H, ItrcK-k. Ha.-lTfKik A. C. 3:110 :i'i:4K N?Williams. St. Christopher A. C. 0:1(0 '.'4:lj O?,!. Dalev, unattaelinl. 1:00 24:5.X 10?h. Metxcr, Mornlnt-sldo A. c.Bcrateh 23:5!) 11?C. Mlti-holl. Ht. Christopher A. C. 1:15 25:34 12?O. Wright. Harbrook: A. C. 4:0?) 28:32 13?H. Brown, llarbrook A. C. 0:1:? 24:15 14?T. Mr-CaU-. H.irt.rook A. C. 3:30 29:05 15?-\V. llnmpainen. Glencoe A. C.... 3:00 20:00 lli?C. Diiftan, inialtaelie.l. 2:15 25:10 17?.T. Blattory. llarbrook A. C. 3:30 29:38 TEAM COMPETITION T'tl Glencoe A. C. 1 2 3 5 10? 21 Harbrook A. C. 4 G 7 3 9?34 Dwyer, of Camp Upton, Wins Another Road Run Mike J. Dwyer, a member of the ; 308th Field Artillery ,at Camp Upton, ? repeated his victory of last Sunday in ! the weekly run of the Bronx Athletic. ! League, held over the four and one-half mile course of the Pastime Athletic Club yesterday. He won by only four ? yards in the time of 24:03. Tim O'Con- . nor, the fireman-athlete of the St. An- | selm Athletic Club, gave Dwyer a hard . tussle throughout. The summary follows: Pos. Name nr.cl club Timo 1?Mike Dwyer, Mohawk A. C. 24:03 2?Tim O'Connor, Ht. Aiisclm's. 24:01 ."?-.I. O'Connor. Pasilme A. C. 24:1B ?I--]'. (!r?-|?i>ry. Pennant A. C. 24:."?') 5?h. Major, Pastime A. C. 24:.13 6?3. McCarthy, Mohawk A. C. L'.vn; 7?11. G?nther, St. .Jcrorao's C. G. 25:02! S??T. Donohuo, Mohawk A. C. 25:17 9?K. Tllterlon. rastlme A. ('. 25:30 10?.1. llrvlin. St. Jerome's C. C. 25:48 11?T. Birch, St. Jerome's C. C. 25:59 12?11. Ellas. Pennant A. C. 26:35 13?1?*. Casso, l'enuant A C. LTH'i 14?J. Kiirt7.o, Pennant A. C. 27:19 15?II, Denk.?. St, Anselin'a A, C.. -j7:17 TKAM COMPETITION Total Mohawk A. C. 1 3 4 .8 0- :!.-p Pennant A. C. 2 5 fi 7 10?30 Walters First in Run , Around Central Park .1. P. Walters, the Paulist Athletic j Club sprinter, proved himself equally ! good ?.s a distance runner in again I winning the weekly handicap road race of the Lower Manhattan League, held over his club's Central Park course yes? terday. Team honors were captured by the Paulist organization with 18 points. : The Clark House representatives were ] second with 37 points. The summary follows: Actual Vin Name ai:?l club Ildcp. time 1--.T. P. Walters. Paullst A. C. -.. 3:00 25:22 2?J. ferino, Paullst A. C. 3:15 ?-'i;:IO^ 3?11. Ja?.?.bs, Clark House A. A. 2:30 25:56 4?K. Trick, Paullst A. C. 3:15 26:42 5?J. (?atcky. Cr.vk-Aniericaii A. C, 2:30 26-15 0?M. Dohland, Paullst A. C.scratch 23:52 7?J. Murray, Paullst A. C. 3:30 27:24 8?V. Lavery. PaulLst A. C. 0:45 25-50 I 0?A. Hul-eUis.-h. PaulLst A. C. 0:30 24-36 10?S. Nable. Clark House A. A. 3:30 24?36 11?W. Crocker, Paullst-A. C. 2:30 26-45 12?W. Chatkln, Clark House A. A... 3:15 27?32 13?J. V. Phillips, PaulLst A. C. 0:30 24:50 14?J. Bwconey, Paullst A. C........ 3:30 LS-'S ID?P. Kerry, Paullst A. C. -?.-?0 28:29 TKAM COMPETITION Total Paltst A C. 1 2 4 5 C?IS Paullst A. C. 1 3 4 5 (J?IS Three-Hundred-Yard Run For Title Due To-night The 300-yard Metropolitan Associa? tion senior championship run features the bi-weekly preparedness games which take place at the 13th Regiment Armory, Sunnier and Jefferson avenues, Brooklyn, this evening. Thirty athletes are entered, with George B. Dernell, Boys' Club, and James O'Brien, Lough lin Lyceum, looked upon to fight it out for the honors. Eddie Prick, New York Athletic Club, has cancelled his entry. In addition to the title race the pro? gramme comprises ten other events. Soldier athletes from stations adjacent to this city will be seen in the events for enlisted men. Eddie Garvey, Paul list Athletic Club, recent winner of the two-mile local title, will start from scratch in the three-mile race. ?-?t m Printers' Bowling Tourney LOUISVILLE, Feb. 10.-Preparations have been completed for the third an? nual tournament of the Tri-State Bowl? ing League, which will be held here Wednesday and Thursday. The league is made up of representatives of the allied printing crafts of Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Louisville. _ Captain T. L. Huston By Heywood Broun A SIDECAR came dashing down one of those good French roads at about fifty-five miles an hour, although the army regulations set fifteen miles as a maximum. It stopped after skidding fifty yards or so, arid out stepped Captain T. L. Huston. I hadn't seen the captain since the last baseball meeting in New York and hurried over to shake hands. "What, are you doing around here, Cap?" 1 asked. "I'm building a water works," said the captain. When I left Prance, three weeks ago, the captain and his company were engaged in railroad construction along the American line of com? munication. Huston was well and happy, although he and his men were working under arduous conditions. They were putting in long hours in bitterly cold weather and did not have enough gloves or rubber boots to go around. Cap, however, liad no complaints to make, and the spirit of tiie enlisted men was also first rate. It was evident that they were all de- | voted to their officer. The captain has made one or two trips to the front but his most exciting war experience came in Nancy, a city well hack of the lines. The Huns put on a big air attack as soon as they heard that Huston was spending the night in the city. Cap told me that his hotel there had the best cellar that he ever visited. He said he knew every nook and cranny of it, as the German 'planes kept coming back over the city for more than five hours. War is first in the captain's interest, with no second just now. He did put a few bets on the White Fox, however, and sees the baseball news occasionally. He believes that, although baseball has a definite function to perform in'war, big deals and huge salaries for stars are not timely. Otis Explains Missed Shot Which Cost Billiard Title u PON his return to New York, Chesbrogh S. Otis offers the following explanation of bis defeat at the hands of Alfredo De Oro at Ha? vana recently: I very strongly desire to correct a false impression that has been spread broadcast regarding the final shot, attempted by me in my match with Mr. De Oro at Havana, Cuba. I am sure that, when the facts are known this impression will disappear and I will enjoy the confidence of the sporting public as heretofore. The accompanying diagram illus? trates the way I missed it, the course I intended my cue ball to take in or? der to count, the sho; the "experts" said I should have played and tli<? position in which the balls were left for Mr. De Oro for his final count. The atmosphere in Havana is very damp and, consequently, the balls gather the moisture and are much heavier to handle there than here. On my shot the "English" did not take and my cue ball slid after con? tact with the first cushion. The papers stated that 1 led at this stage 149 to 117, which was incorrect. In reality Do Oro led me, 1 19 to 1-1?; when I ran 3, all difficult shots, and only had one chance at the final shot 'while I'c Oro had been within one point of winning for the previous ? four inninprs. ?Oont?nucMis line shows how Otis missed. Dashes show how the shot should have In-en made. Dous and dashes show the "easy" fivc-cusliloi? ciirrom that dispatches fatd Otts passed up. Try it! Small balls show how OU? left De Oro for his final shot, tlic Cuban's Oicbull having rcruaJnetl in lus urtgluaj positions De Oro drew to the rail fcnd, hi? ciicball iouk the short cushion and the opposite long rail for the ?urom. anrrowtv avuiUlnu a "kiss. " Walkers on Long Hike Ross and Wilson Tie Over Staten Island Roads On Links at Pinehurgt The members of the New York branch of the American Walkers' Association took a twenty-mile hike yesterday over the roads of Staten Island. Those who took part in the jaunt were: W. Struad, t>. Lcary. J. Blank, E. PINEHURST, X. ('., Fcb, 10. Alex Ross, of the Detroit Golf Club, and Jim Wilson, of the Kent Country Club. tied for first honors in a medal play contest in which well known golf pro? fessionals took part to-day at Pine hurst. Ross and Wilson played the Lesmewski, J. J. Lynch. W. Lorenz, W, championship course in 7,". and led the Zarour, S. Isolla, L. Isolla. A. Morgan, tlel,l *>.V three strokes. A. Clark, E. Cunard, C. Gross. F. C. Je^nTu"?/ Hooker, J. Berger, M. Tenk, A. Ga- ? o'arui induis,'":,,-"?." V.-.!">.'. .;., rV":? ;..". ?'.;?',; '??st""?. ? ? 11 -:s: i.l I...., Phi .? Iplphi ''->'? ? lub, 39 30 rs I i. ; il. Kus eivuod -40 79; Oivirge friillilnglium Nc? Vari .:; l'ai Doyle, Deal, II l?) -? . Tom li.,,,i borer,. F. Pinder, B. Ofner, J. Daniels. J. Padden, A. Miekle, G. Xubling and J. Hart. ox inn S???2 M Chali 41 II?. ?1 Mi!?.. HoiucsU'kd blrl? . i .??- ?>?_?, Baseball Clubs In a Bad Way Forl918Season Directors of International Here To-day to Wrestle With Many Problems Directors of the International League, one -of the biggest Class AA baseball organizations in the coun- j try, will begin their annual mid-win ter session at the Hotel Imperial this afternoon. The main question to be decided is whether the International, which suf- j fered a semi-collapse in 1917, will at? tempt to weather another season or will disband to nwait the coming of conditions better suited to the success of minor league baseball. League Directors Split A stormy session is promised, with the league directors apparently split over the matter of disbandment. The news that has come in advance of the New York session is not comforting to minor league baseball followers. j As an example of the plight in which the International finds itself it is j pointed out that the Buffalo club is in debt as a result of the 1917 season to the extent of $46,166. This is the amount filed with the United ?States District Court in BufTalo last week. The Buffalo club finished the season without paying its September salary roll and owes in addition to the play- ; rrs every one, from the ground keeper to tlte president. Joseph -Lannin, for? mer owner cf the Red Sox and ma? jority stock holder of the Buffalo club, has presented a bill for $31,366.65, all of which was loaned to the club to set? tle bills and pay salaries. Providence for Suspension Another indication showing the way j the wind is blowing comes from Provi? dence, where the stockholders Satur? day instructed their president, John (?animons, to vote for a suspension during the 1018 season unless a major-.; ity of the directors indicated they wished to continue. It is this depressing condition which | will be faced by the league directors to-day. What they will do will be shaped largely by the developments ' since the December meeting. At that time it seemed impossible the Inter? national could operate during 1918. It is rumored that a plan may be projected to lessen the mileage of the circuit by dropping Montreal on the north and Richmond o.i the south to take in Syracuse and Jersey City. In this event, and with the possible legal? ization of Sunday baseball in New York State, it is held that the Inter? national might expect a prosperous 1918 season. Forest Hills Seven Defeats Camp Upton The Camp Upton hockey team met defeat at the hands of the Forest Hills ' seven at Forest Hills, Long Island, yes? terday afternoon. The score was 6 goals to 2. The Long Islanders won the game in the first half, when three of their star players tallied six goals. The soldiers scored one goal in each i period. The game was played with six men on each team, as the ice was rather soft. llallock, Camp Upton's centre, opened the .scoring when he shot a goal from scrimmage. Conway, of Forest Hills, followed by making four goals in rapid succession. Downing, coverpoint, and Bloodgood, left wing, scored the other two goals for the Lonji Island team. Only one goal was caged in the sec? ond half, when Hayes, of Camp Upton. . skated the entire length of the outdoor rink and shot the rubber disk clean into the basket. Tiie line-up: Camp Upton (2) Positions Pores!. Hills (f>) ? '?'e . Coal. Hurt ?i'rtll .Point.Von liennuth (laves -Cover point. Downing ?Ight ?lug.McCabe Left win?.lil<xKiKi^,i Centro. Conway. Kelly M raus Hallo. (loals First half?Conway (4). Hallook. Donning lllooilgooil. Second half?Hayes. liefere??White New Vorli Athletic Club. Timo of halves?20 anc Geibel and Thurston Race in Pool To-night NEW IIAVEN, Conn., Feb. 10.?One j of the most notable swimming races of the year will .be contested tomorrow' evening when Leo Geibel. of New York City meets Lorrin Thurston, of Hono? lulu, in the Carnegie Pooi at Yale. Geibel comes here with the Berkeley Irving swimming team, which engages the Yale freshman team, of which Thurston is captain. (?ibel is junior metropolitan cham? pion at 100 yards and is senior cham? pion at 500, having defeated Teddy (aun, the former record holder, at that distance in a remarkable race. Thurs? ton created several interscholastic rec? ords when he was a member of the Lawrenceville Academy swimming New Orleans Entries l ???: ran? (claiming; for four-year-olds a?-ul ud wnn.1; purse. ?800; six furlongs) ? U-.i'ls tipix-r liv Charles Connelly, llj; i ?u.stoln Home, n:, ? 'yre~i man. 115; Kama. IKS: Amohalko, 10s; M)r ' Caino hell. 107; 'Sister Susie, lO.s; ?Marner?,- luv ?Zlndcl, 103; "Jesssle ('.. 103; ?VeraiHa loo \- '-l>' M!a! K:: -;:. -OS; M.-ll.-ka. ,* lai ton, in.; Uncle Mim, 11.<. Second race (claiming; f..r four-year-olds ami up ward; purse. iiJOO; six furlongs)?O 'TU True llv Sir Ullver 110; I C. Welsh, 113; Running ijuee... 1.-. Anxiety, aid; Canon Urfdge, 113; Dyrwar? Holerls 110; 'Talebearer. 108; May W., jo;, Mico (?ri Um: Mae Murray 103; ? Klnnegan, lus. AI?., eligible: Ampere II. 113; Pluto, llj; Hphelia W 10,-.; 'Dominion Purl?, 100. V ' rhird race (claiming: for three-year-olds and upward; purse, ?bOO; six furlongs)?Huniuia, ios Don Jos?,107; ?Oreen (Jrass. Iu7 ; Man ?f Honor, 0..; ?? Dairyman, lu4; Breezy, loo; Honeysuckle 00; Tell Me. 100; 'Dioseor?de, 100; ??? i ' i- ?V. , y?, -': . ,u,"!'1" '"? 9V Al%' ellrible: ?O'?- 'UmUe ui) Slltec" to 0nc' l05: *Oulco. j l?-ourth race' (Tulane Hlghweight Handicap; for ? -oe-year-ohls iUid upward; valu??, $l,oo>> ailded six furlongs)-_r.jp p? the Morning, 138; High Cost .0 Assume. 124; Ulpsey due.,,,, 122; Water La.ly l' \ c? 11 ""'' "baU La^' 117; Kirtli race (cjalmliig: for three-year-olds ami up? ward: purse. fij.jO; one mile)? Paw, 117; Pleasure vine. 112; 'Hubbub, 112; Brother Jonathan, 110? ?Arch I'lolter. 107; ?Mariana... 107; M.anghori.e' lo? ; helucca, 105; I.azy I?ou. 105; Max-,- Helle I0u: Hilly Ne.stlehouat, Us; ' JUlllctta, 1)5. Ala? eligible: Miss Sweep, 90. Sixth raco (claiming; for three-year-olds and up? ward; Purse. $000; one mile and a sixteenth)? I'ea.'erul ,si.lr. H'j: |,a.st Spark, 11 ir ; Wyanoke ll" ronflagratlon, 112: W. W. i'larli. 112; lollte ' 11" Malheur, 112; Hemlock, 110; Kuterpe. 101?;' Can. Nome, 107; llastena. 107: HrlimVk. ?js. Also eligible: Austral, 05; llol, Dund'.n. 110; Maxim's Choice, 112: Marv Warren. 107. ' Seventh race (claiming; for threeycar-ohU an I upward; purse. $??01). one mile and a sixteenth)? ('lilt Klcltl. 117; Dartworth. 114; liey Oak'.?.?,?,! 112; Hdillo T. 112; Augustus lleini. 112; K.K.ker Kill. 112; Tarlctvon I*., 112; Tiajan. 112; ?UrDasslna 112; Mannrht'll, 110; Pinch, 107; Panrlsh. 1)5 Also ebglble: Hetetio, 107: Edith Naumann. 112; Sea i : bin, 112; lt.-i> liainpson, no. "Apprentice allowance of live pounds claimed. m_mg'v-^U\JXrxriJ*J^v\f^^'^1f^~^~,?~trii^r^~^^m' - * " """ ~i"n~?-ir>niii*ju_. I N ALL FAIRNESS , * * By 1 W. J. MACBETH THERE is no occasion for baseball owners to pull a poor mouth over (be prospects for the 1918 season. The men who will gather in New York this week must know, if they have made a cursory study of the situation, the war has so far failed to show that citizens of red blood do not still find relaxation on our athletic fields. We have been at war now going on eleven months, and in that time, if the attendances at local sporting events may be taken as a criterion, 1918 baseball will be financially as successful as it has been in the last ten years. The Giants had a prosperous season and wound up with a world series, the second pame of which drew one of the largest crowds in the history of baseball. With" Yale, Harvard and Princeton out of football and the annual Army and Navy game at the Polo Grounds cancelled, those gridiron contests played in New York which were of merit were lib? erally patronized. On a biting, raw day Rutgers and the Newport Naval Reserves comfortably filled Ebbets Field. The six-day bicycle race was almost an unprecedented success, drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators and netting its sponsors a flattering margin of profit. Before the event was held many said it would be a financial failure. The recent wrestling tournament conducted at Madison Square Garden drew one of the largest attendances ever gathered for a like event in this city. Automobile, dorr and motor boat shows have re? ceived their full share of support. Broadway caf?s are "coining money," deserving picture houses are playing to capacity and the reported let-down in the support of the drama may be traced more to the deplorable conditions which have come to govern the business than a lack of money or inclination to support the theatre. Only a Small Fraction in National Service THE number of men thus far called into service represents only a small fraction of the total population in the big: league town?. In New York, for instance, the war probably has brought to this city more potential fans?who are now located at the various cantot.ment? and training camps hard by, and assuredly will patronize baseball this summer?than it has sent over the seas or South. Near many large cities there are similar cantonments, Chicago, too, being espe? cially favored. Secretary of War Baker has estimated that 500,000 American troops will be in France by spring:. This constitutes a formidable army that surely will bring glory to its native country, but. after all, it is an insignificant loss viewed in the light of prospective base? ball patronage. Psychologists declare there is a greater need for relaxation ?iurin?r times of great stress than normally. That being so. baseball will tV as it always has been, the favorite recess of our male population. Playing conditions will probably be more greatly affecte?! than attendance. Teams will lose men that will change them from pennant contenders to secon?! division certainties. That is unfortunate, but for the men who go there is a greater glory than ever can be earned on a baseball field, and for the teams themselves it would seem to he a proposition of being "as fair for one as it is for another." But baseball in general should "carry on" with a smile. drover Cleveland Alexander Not a Bit Modest CTROVER CLEVELAND ALEXANDER'S firm holdout for a lib ?* eral bonus before he will agree to pitch for the Cubs next season sets forth an interesting situation. Alexander bases his ciaim on the fact he cost the Philadelphia club less than $1,000, yet develop into a great "gate" attraction, helped run the Quakers into one world series and ultimately was sold for $50,000. It is his opinion, and, perhaps, justly, that a man of such unusual value to any ball team is worth something in addition to his conventional yearly stipend. We suppose Alexander is willing to' grant that the Philadelphin club over a ?lecade has paid around $1.000 each for hundreds of nail players who failed to materialize as major league assets. No one paid back the Quaker club anything after these unsuccessful experi? ments. It was gross loss. Yet for one player that does come through the Philadelphia club is. in effect, penalized, providing, of course, President Baker has to produce the >'10,000 bonus which Alexander demands. Anyhow, it will be Weeghman if not Baker. Alexander will probably get away with his demands. The 191S success of (he Chicago Cubs almost pivots on his ability t?i win twenty-five to thirty games of ball. In theory his claims are oppose?! to all good reason. But. as it often happens, the personal equation in the matter is strong enough to offset logic. Western Florida Mecca for Winter Sportsmen TVy/TADE warm by the Gulf winds and sub-tropical sun, Western ^??* Florida is coming into its own as a Mecca for winter sports? men. Bellair, St. Petersburg, Tampa and Fort Myers boast golf courses, and the first named is among the best in the South. It is a beautiful strip of country running down the west coast, and its boosters say it isjess ridden by the winds than Eastern Florida. This calls to mind the fact that St. Petersburg is as yet ur claimed as a Southern training camp for a major league ball club. The first season the Browns trained there they ran third in the American League through June, and the Quakers, after six weeks of West Florida training, came North and won the National League pen? nant. Is there anything in a hunch? Corbett Needed Courage to Face Sullivan nPHE affable James J. Corbett has been getting a little bit of the A "raspberry" in the comment which has followed the demise of the notable John L. To be sure, Sullivan beat himself in that fight, and so on, yet it took some ability and no little courage for the polished young San Franciscan to face the mighty Sullivan. Corbett ac? quitted himself admirably, and was a picturesque champion. He con tribjted to the ring, on the whole, quite as much as the next one. and when he dies more will admit it than do now. The canny James J., no doubt, is aware that this is one of the unwritten rules of the game. Alfredo De Oro Loses a Championship \ UGUST KIECKHEFER, of Chicago, last week relieved Alfredo <**? De Oro, of Havana, of his three-cushion billiard title. Kieck hefer has now been challenged by Robert Cannefax, of St. Louis, and under the rules governing the title must play his challenger within forty days, the title holder having the privilege of naming the dates and the city in which the match is to be played. The younger school of three cushionists has made such remarka? ble strides forward in the last several years that some are ineline.l to doubt if De Oro will be able to regain the titular angle honors which he dropped in the recent match at Chicago. Maupome, Otis. Ellis, Cannefax and Morin are among other young stars. De Oro always has been a great competitive cue expert, piayin? best where most was at stake. Few have had his ability to shoot the balls safe, or into the "hole," as billiardists say. and" it is this remarkable capacity for safety play that has allowed the Cuban to remain so long in the cushionists' van. Yet. it has been observed, that more and more billiardists are getting away from the safety game and are paying greater attention to offenshe billiards than defensive. Incessant safety play is tiresome to spectator and player alike, and has militated against the genera! popularity of three cushions. Those who witnessed Kieckhefer's victory declare the young Chi cagoan repeatedly broke through the Cuban's safety play, carrying the battle to his more experienced opponent throughout the match. It i? inferred Kieckhefer sacrificed defensive billiards for shot-making. The fact he was successful will influence other experts in breaking away from the enervating safety games. Wouldn't Trade Sister for Cobb TJOBBIE QUINN says he wouldn't trade Sisler for Cobb. showing he is possessed of sound baseball sense. Why trade a youngster who gives every indication of hitting .300 and better for a decade, who is extremely valuable on the defensive as an ??fielder, who is faster than Cobb and who is more amenable to team play, for a veteran of thirteen years' standing? There is nothing at all 'sensational about Mr. Qumn's statement.