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Omar Khayyam Likely Favorite for To-day's Big~Metropolitan Handicap
Turf Stars to Clash
In Belmont Classic
jack Hare, Jr., Has Good:
Chance to Beat Omar?
Roamer Dangerous
By W. J. Macbeth
.he Metropolitan Handicap, the first
i the four greatest turf classics of
ropolitan district, will feature
opening of the annual spring
meeting :?' picturesque Belmont Park.
; h? i'. onl in itself is so rich in tradi?
tion as to guarantee the presence of
< erj uiDi-oughbred enthusiast of the
?ntmeiltate vicinity. This year, hovv
,.vii. the Metropolitan, though of prime
imoortan?e, will be but one of six high
c;i.j? events that will send to the post
jfome of the most notable horses in
While the Metropolitan Handicap
thit year has attracted a prospective
field of an even dozen and while every
.101 se saddled for any event has some
chance o? victory, however slight, the
honors of this particular race see?n to
lie among three champions or near
champions of various ages: Jack Hare,
Jr., the winner of the three-year-old
?econd division of the rich Preakness ?
run at Pimlico recently, Omar Khay
yam, the sensational four-year-old,
which is considered by many the best i
horse in training, and Roamer. the \
king pin of the aged division.
Omar Khayyam Most Consistant
Wilfred Viau's Omar Khayyam', for,
which ?~?,000 was recently refused, I
despite his defeat by Hourless, since j
broken down, in the sensational match
race at Laurel last fall, was the most
consistent three-year-old of 1917 to i
gay the least. If Hourless did beat ;
him under track conditions that fav
atred the Belmont colt and after the !
latter had been carefully prepared for i
this one titanic trial, it must also be '.
remembered that Omar accepted the;
issue after a strenuous campaign,
which ?n the minds of many had left1
him just a trifle staler than his record
breaking conqueror. Neither must it ?
be forgotten that earlier in the year,1
under conditions quite the reverse of '
those which prevailed at Laurel, Omar '
Khayyam had shown up the Belmont
cult in unmistakable fashion.
Omar Khayyam, if not the champion
of champions, is a real race horse, one
which is up to a wonderful perform?
ance under any and all conditions.
For this very reason he is likely to
rule favorite over Jack Hare, Jr., and j
the aged Roamer in the Metropolitan
to-day. But Jack Hare. Jr., at tie
weights and on a fast track is quite
capable of giving Omar Khayyam just
such a surprise as Hourless handed
him in the match race at Laurel last
Omar Khayyam, which will carry top
weight of 130 pounds in this mile test,
concedes seventeen pounds to Jack
Hare, Jr. The muin point of debate
is whether or not the stout-hearted
colt of Wilfred Viau is able to do so
That is tie sort of question that makes
horseracing. In the opinion of the
t/riter he cannot, if the track is fast.
Jack Hare, Jr., at Jamaica'last week,
over a heavy track finished third to
Motor Cop and Flags. Those who saw
tlie raco were of the opinion that the
Preakness winner did not do himself
justice. Indeed, there were some who
believed Vie was in as a spectator for
the work. However, that may be, the
fact remains that Jack Hare, Jr., has
been to the race very frequently of
late, and under such conditions there
is always the possibility of staleness.
Since the Preakness Jack Hare, Jr.,
has had an opportunity to keep at that
fine form which returned him a winner
at Pimlico. If he is up to the Preak?
ness race ae should beat Omar Khay?
yam and Roamer this afternoon,
Roamer Always Dangerous
Roamer is always dangerous, though
those of his age, as a rule, do not
usually round into form so early as
the younger set. He is in at 125
pounds, five pounds leas than must be
shouldered by Jack Hare, Jr. Omar
Khayyam should be able to concede
this weight. Wherefore Roamer fig?
ures no better than third at best. The
rest of the field, with the possible ex?
ception of Westy Hogan, does not
figure. And Westy Hogan, in the six
furlongs California Hignweight Handi?
cap of Saturday, seemed anything but
up to his best racing form.
. ?
Mrs. Gavin Loses Golf
Match to Jack Williams
A large gallery of golf enthusiasts
witnessed the match between Mrs.
William A. Gavin, the metropolitan
champion, and Jack Williams yester?
day afternoon at the Piping Rock Club.
It was one of the series of matches
Mrs. Gavin is taking part in for the
benefit of the Red Cross. In each case
the professional has to concede nine
Williams won by 7 up and 5 to
play, but Mrs. Gavin deserves credit
for the plucky gerne s?ie played.
The scores were:
Mr?. Wlllltun A. Gartn. Baltusrol:
*???'' . ? I J * B I a ? 4??
In . 5 * 5 7 S 6 5 2 6?4&?93
Jack William?. Piping Rock:
Out . S 4 4 4 ft 4 4 5 3?3? ..
I" . S 3 5 4 6 5 4 3 6?40?7?
??- .?
Southern Association
Nut-.rlU*. 3: Chattanooga, 0
MempliU. li; New Orlaani, 2.
Little Aoek. 1: Mobil?. 8.
International League
Jersey City at Buffalo.
Newark at Toronto
Baltimore at Syracuse
Blnghamton at Rochester
No games played.
W.L.Pct.| W.L.Pct.
Bingt'n.. 12 3 .8001 Buffalo.... 8 9.471
Newark... 11 6 .647 Balt'm'e.. 610.375
Korhest'r 8 7 .533;Syracuse 5 1? .312
Toronto.. 9 8.529|Jer. City. 4 10.286
Belmont Entries
?IRST KACK?Thrae-year-oldi and upward; tm
and a liait furlong?; straight courue
Com TlSit-1 ....,) 1S| 39 Hilall? . 97
? Currency .102!21 Yankee Witch _118
IS?) Abadane .107 ? JyiKre .105
10 Top o' th' Morn'g 124 ?fuitflafcli II .11?
Sharpshooter -IIS] ? Cwktall .110
-- Star Muster . , .,H0|? Zvllltli .102
Mary Maud . HIT' 2! Ureek Ixgenrt _lit?
? Astum? .IIS,-- Ualltan .130
SECOND RACK -Four-year-old? and upward; th* !
New \o:k steeplechase; abfiin two uiiic?.
- Larly Light .l:;:;, Hrook-i .154 i
ISronlwu-xl .1521? 1'eddcit.152
- liold Bond .1381 - ruinait* f'arr .HT ;
? Sixty Four .147 'iririt-'s lirait ....188 j
TillKI* JRACK?Two-year -old?; selling, four and
om-itair furlong?, ?(ralght.
4.".? Little Cot? .108| - Vouneed .112 1
(4*2) Kalry Prince . .lltUM? 'l*l)e Defer? .10? ?
42 Uosa?lii? . 99*,- Triomphant .112!
30 "Wise Joa.'i .102!- Jack Heai?y .1(*2 !
t' ( hartcy Thorlry 112)13 Lady Vulcaln _101 |
l'oullney .U4j Western Dream .. 99 I
42* Wurman A.10S? T. V. McMalion .104
"Mcl-aitt*. ?tTi-- "Shoot Fair .102 ?
:U- l'enrose ....... ,107: liainlmw (?irl _100 '
? Little Maudit* .... 09? Trlu) III .113
43 Top Iluiig ,..*... 10CI
FOURTH RACK?Thre-s-year-olfli and upward;
the Metropolitan llanilfiup, of $5,?00; one mile. I
H) Old K-ienif- .US! 4 Hank (?'Day .114 1
? Oti.ar Khayyam. ? li'ei?'">?' Trompe La Morts . 99 !
-- IY?llf. )iiil.rt,..|.4;-- Hoiidrio.114 :
? Roainer .120 2K? .l?ck Hare. Jr_113
- Stnirta?li It .i 1PI33? Ballad .106
--- Walnut Hall .1091 .i ?Vcsty Hugmi .125
I'lKTU HACJ?- ThrM-yew-olUi and upward; sell?
ing; one mile.
? "i'ullui .1141- crump?all .113
44** * An man .114? Ellison .Ill
? KU HiK'lu- .117 (t0) -Lady Gertrude.. 93
44? Monomoy .1161? Dnnnrall .112
4T "AnnaJ. 691 (20) Jud?? WlnglWd.. 112 ?
? ?Firing L'.ne -106|? Iioh-I-Xoor .106
SIXTH RACK- Two-year olds; maidens; Tour and
a half furlongs
? Little hd .U5i- Uloircora .112
23 Lidii (jut-en .113? Autoinett? .112
? Tarantina .112!? War Hocket .115
? Itio Cralg .115? War Marfel .115
? High Timo .Uff? l'erry .115
? Halaros* .116? Kalr and Square.. 115
? HannlbH .115;? Holioku? .115 J
40 The Dauphin.115!? The Trump .115 1
4M Delaware .1151? Speedy Lady.112
? Lady Ko?ebud?112 8?* Virago .112
1 H. M. Stereos. ...118? Ballet Dancer 11. .112
-- Suffrage .112? Urlraalktn .115 |
? Roulledge .115131? Sylvano .115
SO Loyal Peter .115?? Sweepment .115!
"Apprentice allowanc*.
Kilduff Wins Bogie
Contest at Flushing;
E. J. Kilduff won the eighteen-hole I
competition against bogie on the links
of the Flushing Country Club yester- j
day when he broke even with his !
mythical opponent. The competitors !
were allotted., handicaps on the basis ;
of their regular club ratings. G. B. ;
Hotchkiss, G. D. Raine and A. S. Chat-1
iield each finished one down.
Another event which was also for
the benefit of the Red Cross brought j
out a large field in the two-ball four- j
some. R. F. Outcault paired with j
Bert Battell, the club's professional,!
won with a card of 92?14?78. C. C.
Plympton and E. L. Beard were second
with 107?25?82. E. J. Kilduff and J.
T. Johnstone were third with 107?
Courtney Victor Over
Salvage on Links:
Play in two Red Cross tournaments
was continued yesterday on the links
of the Oakland Golf Club. In the i
semi-finals of the first of these events, '
which started on May 18, R. S. Court-:
ney defeated S. A, Salvage by 1 up in ;
19 holes and S. B. Thome defeated
J. B. Taylor 3 up and 2 to play. They '
will meet in the final round next week.
The first round at match play was I
decided in the event in which the qual- !
ifying round was played the week pre?
vious. The results follow:
! J. n. Bullock defeated It II. E, Elliott. 5 and
4; Dr. McLean won tiom B. 8. Courtney, by de-;
fault: Dr. M Carpenter won from Oordon Gordon.'
by default; C>ril Scon defeated ft. H. Hoadley. :
1 up.
Golfers to Raise Fund
To Purchase Ambulance j
The Wheatley Hills Golf Club held j
a Red Cross tournament yesterday !
and raised $55,70. A large field com?
peted. The low gross prize was won '
by L. E. II. White, with 92, and the j
low net prize was won by Di\ Joseph !
H. Holmes, with a card of 98?18?70.1
The club will hold a tournament j
July 4, where enough money will be j
raised to present an ambulance to the
United States government.
Scottish Americans Beaten ;
KEARNY, N. J., May 26.?At Clark's
Athletic Field the strong Paterson
team beat the Scottish-Americans in a
National League game by 4 to 3 and
I now occupy firBt position In the table.
At half time Paterson led by 4 to 1,
scored by Hayes, who found the net
three times, and Gradwell, while Eadie
responded for the Scots. After the in?
terval the Scotsmen put up a strong
gome and two goals from Forfar com?
pleted the scoring.
Amateurs Lose
To Pro'Golfers
At Nineteenth
A brilliant four-ball match was
played over the links of the Greenwich
Country Club yesterday, in which Je?
rome D. Travers and Oswald Kirkby
held their own against the profes?
sionals, Jim Barnes and Tom McNa
mara, the latter taking the place of
Walter Hagen, who had to withdraw
from the match almost at the eleventh
The amateurs put up a strong game
and broke even on the eighteenth hole,
but were beaten by 1 up on the extra
Travers and Kirkby made a fine team
and they play well together, as one of
them is invariably good in case the
other gets into trouble They halved the
first two holes with Barnes and Mc
Namara yesterday and drew first blood
by winning the third. The "pros,"how?
ever, squared the match at the fifth
gfeen and took the lead at the sixth,
which the amateurs again squared at
the eighth.
A 3 on the ninth gave Barnes and
McNamara the lead by 1 up at the
turn, and following it up with a 2 on
the tenth they led by 2 up. The next
lour holes were all halved, and it
looked bad for the amateurs until they
captured the fifteenth and cut the
"pros' *' lead down to 1 up.
- The sixteenth and seventeenth were
admirably played, but were ?. both
halved, but a 4 on the eighteenth for
the amateurs made honors even, and
the match went to the nineteenth hole,
which resulted in a victory for the
professionals by a single stroke.
The best-ball score:
Barnes ?lid MoNamara. .43554444 8?38
Travoru anil - Kirkby.43455543 4?37
Barn?? and MoNamara..2 4 3 4 8 4 4 4 5?35?71
Travers and Kirkby.3 4 3 4 8 3 4 4 4?34?71
Former Yankee
On Mound for
Fort Slocum
The baseball team of Fort Slocum,
with Ray Fisher, the famous Yankee,
on the mound, made one Inning prove
sufficient to defeat the Camp Dix
"Buffaloes" in a game at the Polo
Grounds yesterday. Massing their at?
tack in the second frame the Slocum
batters scored live runs, while the Dix
players were held runless during the
While Fisher showed all his former
major league ability, the feature of
the game was the twirling of the rangy
Hubbard. The latter succeeded Jack
Abrams, who began for Camp Dix, in
the second, after Fort Slocum had
tallied all its runs. Hubbard was un?
steady at the outset, but later found
himself, to keep the Slocum soldiers
runless and hitless for seven and two
third innings. Hubbard had a total :
of fourteen strikeouts, retiring the
side in both the third and ninth frames
in this manner in order.
Fisher held Camp Dix to four hits,
only une of which was hit to the out?
field. Coles, the Dix second 'baseman,
got three of these safeties. Fisher
fanned seven batters and had two
stolen hases to his credit. Not one
Dix player reached third during the
Singles by O'Day, Brandt, Splano,
Baker and Charles, aided by erors by
Abrams and Hubbard, aided Fort Slo?
cum in scoring Its five runs.
The score follows:
KoiiT arxici.'.M. camp nix
ab r li o a ?I lb r 11 nit
Charles. Cb. 11)120 1|Hopkins, ss. 3 0 0 0 10
J'lsher. p... 3 0 0 11' Ui While, c... 4 0 1 14 3 1
Mrdfls. lb.. 3 0 ft ? 1 OlHubbaid.lf.p 3 0 0 1 ft a
O'Duy. 8?... 4 115 2 0 Allen, lb... 4 0 0 S ft 0
Jtramllli, if. 3 110 0 0 Abrams, p.lf 4 0 0 0 11
Kturouol, 3b 4 0 0 0 1 0? Willis, rf... 3 ft 0 0 0 0
Fox. cf. 4 10 3 0 0? Roberts. 3b. 2 0 0 110
Splane. If... 2 112 0 0 Coles. 2b... 3 0 3 11 0
?alicr, ??.... 4 118 1 ft! Franklin. <T 3 0 ft 2 0 (I
?Kraiikner. . 1 0 ll 100
tli'ray . 10ft <? 0 0
Total? ....315527711 Tot ala .31042774
?Ratted for Willis in the ninth Inning.
t Hatted for Roberts in tho ninth Inning.
Tort Slocum ....080000000 0?5
?.'amp Dix . 00 00 0 00 00 0?0
Double play?Roberts to Allen. nit??Off
Abrams, 5' in 1 1-3 innings: off Hubbard, 0 In
7 2-3 liming?; off Fisher, 5 In 9 Innings. Has??
on balls??It Abrams. 1; off Hubbard. 3: ?iff
Fisher, .3. Stolen banes?Fi?hcr (2), Medvl?,
Brandt. Ivtft on bases?Camp Dix. 6; lort Slocum.
ti Hit by pitcher?By Hubbard. 8. Struck out
?Bv Abrams, 0; by Hubbard, 14; by Fisher. 7.
rassed ball?White. First base on errors?Camp
Dix. 1 ; Fort. Slocum, 2. Umpire?Hayden, U. S.
S. ' Time, of game?1:50.
Five Naval Crews to Race
In Big Regatta on Harlem
By J. S. Mitchel
With five crews entered, the naval
cutter race promises to be the sensa?
tional event of the annual regatta of
the New York Rowing Association on
the Harlem River next Thursday. The
Pelham Bay naval station will send
two crews, the Bensonhurst naval
rendezvous will send two, and the
Granite State station, at Ninety-sixth
Street and the Hudson River, will be
represented by one. A couple of bat?
tleships are expected here before
j Thursday, and if the rumor turns out
to be true there is likely to be seven
cutters in the race.
These cutters carry twelve men, six
rowing on each sida of the boat, and as
there is keen rivalry just now between
the naval stations ? slashing contest
is bound to be the result.
The arrangement of the course by
the regatta commite? is that the start
shall be at Washington Bridge and the
finish line off the Se* bury dock, at
Morris Heights, the distance to be one
mile. In order that the seven races
should fill veil it has been decided
to suspend the regatta rules and post
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TO-DAY (Monday)
$5,000 Metropolitan Handicap?The Now York Steeplechase
Utve Pennsylvania Station, 3Sd St. and 7th Av?? ?net also Flatbuah Ave.,
Brooklyn, at 18:30. Its??*, 1:00, 1:18, 1:30, 1:40. 1:60. 1:5? P. M. Prem Nostrand
Ave. 6 minutes later. East New York t minutes later. Coure? also reached
?>y trolley. ON ALL OTHER RACE DATS.
Special trains leave at 13:80 and at intervals up to 1:55 P. M.
?l?clal Can Reserved for Ijad'es on all Rare Trains.
Srooi Stand ltd P-wMtcfc. 13,30 te& Udfoo, $1.65
entries will be accepted in all the con?
The first race will be called at 2
o'clock, and notices have "been sent to
the intending competitors to assemble
at the Nonpareil and Union houses, so
ns to be within hailing distance of the
| starting line.
i Three high school crews have en?
tered for the double gig race, and they
are Morris, Stuyvesant and New Ro?
chelle, while two of these?Stuyvesant
and New Rochelle?have entered the
eight-oared race. Coach Stivers, of the
Morris High youngsters, could only find
six of tho boys to satisfy him that they
would have a fighting chance, but ho
may find two other good ones and en?
ter at the last moment.
The visitors to "Sculler's Row" yes?
terday were disappointed by the failure
of a proposed, trial race between Ryan,
Heller and Froelich, of the Metro?
politan R. C, in single shells to dis?
cover which might be entitled to enter
in the single shell event next Thurs?
day. Ryan and Froelich were on the
ground ready for the fray, but Heller
.had to go out of town, so the contest
was postponed. Lieutenant John
Schultz, who proposed the trial, stated
that the race may be rowed to-day or
to-morrow, or if that is impossible he
is in favor of allowing all three to row
on Thursday. _
The two remaining events?the four
oared barge and tho centipede?are
certain to be successful. Three crews
have ah-eady entered for the barge
race. They are the Woodcliffe Boat
Club, the Active Boat Club and the
Metropolitan Rowing Club, with a pos?
sibility of a fourtn at the eleventh
hour. For many years the Actives
have prided themselves on their barge
pulling prowess, and they are coming
from the Passaic River to show the
Harlem men how to get the speed out
of a lapstreak boat.
A reunion of oldtimers is promised
j amonff the officials. Jim Pilkington. a
former champion in the double sculls,
will referee the races; Commodore
John O'Regan, a former champion with
the scull?, and Jack Abeel. another
enthusiastic knight of the ashen blade,
1 will do the timing.
Two Big Stars on Eli's Nine
wonder pitcher, is shown
at the left. Talcott has
done remarkable work for the
Elis this season and has several
shut-out victories to his credit.
The other picture is of Norman
Lyman, captain of the team,
who plays at shortstop.
Week's Record in
The Major Leagues
The week's record in each league
of games won and lost, with runs,
hits, errors, men left on bases and
runs scored by opponents, including
the games of Saturday, May, 2ii, is
as follows:
* W. I.. R. H. E. L.B. O.R.
New York . 3 2 18 54 II 41 19
Chicaso . 4 2 19 48 7 32 II
Cincinnati . 5 2 27 72 0 51 15
Pittsbur-jh . 2 2 16 34 5 32 15
Boston . 4 2 20 53 7 33 20
Philadelphia . I 5 10 48 9 46 21
Brooklyn . 2 4 14 50 4 41 18
'8t. Loul? . 2 4 16 46 17 43 21
W. L. R. H. E. L.B. O.R.
2 24 42 5 30 14
2 7 38 8 37 10
Cleveland . 3 3 12 52 II 55 21
St. Louis ....5 I 26 U2 8 43 16
Chicago . I 3 12 37 6 31 II
Philadelphia . 2 2 13 37 9 30 18
*Washlnston _ I 5 12 53 II 57 18
? Detroit . 2 I 10 2S 4 29 8
?Tic* game, Friday, May 24.
Willie Spencer
Defeats Kramer
n Cycle Race
Willie Spencer, brother of Arthur, !
the> national champion, pulled the sur- j
prise of the cycling season at the Velo- !
??rome in Newark yesterday afternoon, j
when before 11,000 fans he defeated
Frank L. Kramer in two straight heat*
of a mile match race. Arthur beut !
Kramer last Sunday and then Willie |
begged for a chance to ride against
the East Orange star. The race was ;
agreed upon only with the stipulation I
that the winner would take the entire j
purse of $300. There was not one fan
in the entire crowd who thought Spen?
cer had a "Chinaman's" chance of ?
winning. !
In the first heat Spencer went at \
Kramer a lap and one-half from home, I
riding the last eighth mile inN 11 4-5
seconds, the fastest at the Newark ?
track this season.
Kramer pulled one of the worst ?
"bones" of his career in the second !
heat, and this is what lo3t for him.
Going into the last lap he was in front
of Spencer; he slowed up and looked
to see if Spencer was going to try to
ride around him, but just as he looked
back Spencer came through on the in?
side and dashed out in front. Kramer
chased, but was a length back at the
In the semi-finals of the Grand Prize
of Newark, with a $1,000 purse, Kramer,
Arthur Spencer and Bob Spears quali?
fied. The final of this race will be de?
cided onu Memorial Day Kramer won
his heat by beating Jake Magin and
Reggie McNarnara. Spears took the
measure of Eddie Madden and Willie
Hanley in his, while Arthur Spencer
showed Francesco Veri the way home.
Willie Spencer was slated to start in
this heat, but withdrew to remove any
suspicion the fans might have as to his
teaming with his brother.
A two-mile race, in which all the
stars were entered, was won by Alf
Grenda, with John Bedell sleighing in?
to second place.
George Wiley, of Syracuse, won the
half-mile handicap for the profession?
als, and Max Halpern, of the Century
Road Club Association, took the two
thirds mile handicap for the amateurs.
Federal Rendezvous Beaten
Defeat crossed tho path, after seven
victories, of the Federal Rendezvous
team when it met the American Na?
tional, a semi-professional nine, in a
baseball game at Forest Hills yester?
day. The score was 3 to 2.
Louisville Entries
First race (maiden two-year-old flllles; four and?
half furlong*)?Selnia O.. 112: Manicurist. 112?
Adeli? W.. 112: Batter Cake (Imp). 112: Lady
Manager, 119; Duche? of Ba?oy. 1 IS : I/)****?. 113;
Cocotte drop.). 112: War Music (Imp.). 112; Aunt
Flora. 112; Lady Sunshine, 112; Cistor Queen
Hicon-1 race (claiming; purse. 1600: three-year
old? and upward: alt furlon-a)?* Little D.. 100;
?Bon Tromp. 102; Sklle? Knob. IOS; ?Martiii*
Goosby, 168; Nobleman. 110; "Sedan. 114;
Squeeler. 116.
Third ruce (purse, S900; handicap: three-year
old*? and upward; six furlongs)?-Arthur Middle*?)..
87; B?lle?e Me Boya, 105: Prince of Como, 1?3:
s?iiy. "O- , ., ??? ...
Fourth rae? (-allowances; purse. $1.006: three
year-olds and upward; mlla and seventy yards)?
Jim Heffaring. 100; Jame? T.Clark. 104: Arriet
(Imp.). 10?; Fruit Cai?. 103; Bancher. UT; Kin?
Fifth raie (the Speculation Stakes: $1.80? added;
?elllna* three-year-olds and upward; mile and a ?U
teitth)-Tiara Martin, 92: ?Brownt? McDawell.
IT ?Orundy (Imp). 10?: ?jfanoMn. 105: ?Warsaw.
10T* ?Ktaney. 10?: McAdoo, 10S; Sansymln? (top),
114: Bribed Voter, 117.
SUth race ( allowancea ; purse. $800: two-year
old? : flw furlongs)?Henry Roberts 104: Major
Park?. 109; ?apan. 10?: Sam Bah, 109.
S.???lth race (claiming: purse. $800: thrao-M-U
nlfl? and upward; mile and seventy yards)--?Baby
jjrnrh. 99; Mary Balk 100: ?IMe.sur?.?!., 1?:
?Sun Maid, 10S: ?Thorn Bloom, 103; Jouil? Uub?.
10. ?Flv llome. 107; Mile? Flotan. 107; ?Jiama,
110; J. Bufus. 110.
?Denotes flte pound? apprentie? allow auca claimed.
Baseball Most
Popular Sport
In Army Camps
WASHINGTON, May 26.?Athletic
sports have become so popular among
the American soldiers training in the
United States that the Commission on
training camp activities has found it
necessary to extend its work along all
lines, and in some camps so many men
! are reporting for play when free from
: duty that it has been found necessary
. to enlarge the athletic iields.
A summary of camp recreation is
I sued to-day by the commission show3
, that baseball is the most popular
sport. To encourage play full equip?
ment has been sent to all camps, in?
cluding more than 70,000 balls and
! 3,000 bats, while new diamonds have
been laid out in nearly every training
j centre. Camp Lewis, Washington, is
! using sixteen fields. Battalion, regi
; mental and inter-regimental leagues
have been formed and it is planned to
; have the camp champions meet in the
fall in post-seasonal games wherever
Next to the national game, boxing
is proving the most popular recreation.
More than 6,000 sets of gloves have
been sent to the men and so great has
become the demand for instruction
J that in one camp alone more than 800
j assistant instructors are kept busy.
Track athletics, golf, swimming, ten
? nis and polo have many followers,
: while sports which are proving popu
| lar include volley ball, push ball and
I 'cross?country running.
| De Palma Now
Favorite For
Big Auto Race
Ralph De Palma stole a march on his
fellow champion drivers who will com?
pete in the $30,000 Harkness Handicap
at the Sheepshead Bay Speedway on
the afternoon of Memorial Day. The
king of auto sprinters went out to the
track early yesterday morning, accom?
panied only by his mechanician and an
expert timer. On his second whirl
around the two-mile course he sent his
Packard hurtling alonr-, at the astonish?
ing rate of 117 miles an hour.
Even on his first circuit the Italian
attained a speed of 114 miles an hour,
his time for the two miles being 1 min?
ute 3.1 seconds. On his second time
around he negotiated the two-mile oval
i in 1:10.06. De Palma, satisfied with
j this fast work-out, then jogged along
for fifty miles in order to tune up his
record smasher for the big 100-mile
When the motor-wise heard of this
performance last night the.v imme?
diately installed De Palma as favorite
for the chief prize in the big race. The
fact that he will receive a handicap of
: 1 minute 1 second from Louis Chevero
let strengthens De Palma's chances for
ultimate victory in the biggest speed?
way classic of the year.
Another entry for the Harkness
Handicap and for the Futurity Handi?
cap, which will precede the big race,
?as received last night. William
Vetere, a daring young Brooklynite, is
the latest to try his hand against the
world's greatest drivers. He will pilot
j Lieutenant Eddie Rickenbaeker's Dues
j enberg, which the famous filer drove to
I victory in the 300-raile Tacoraa race
! just before he enlisted in the country's
j service._
A".)M. $1?Includes Grandstand.
Seats?Hotel Woodward. H. H. Maer &
Co., N. Y.; Abraham & Straus, Bruo'-iyn.
McLean Plays
TieGolf Match
With Nicholls
A match of more than unusual im?
portance was played at the Great Neck \
Golf Club yesterday between Gil j
Nicholls, the club's former profes?
sional, and George McLean, their pres?
ent professional. It was a thirty-six
hole match for a purse of $3,000, and
with it there was a Red Cross collec?
The Red Cross made sure of their
money as they collected over $300 from
the gallery and they were still frather
ing in the money at a lively rate when
the big match ended in a tie, and after
a long consultation it was decided to
play it over again at thirty-six holes
on some future date.
Neither of the players was up to
his game in the morning round. Mc?
Lean seemed nervous before the big
gallery and Nicholls seemed to have
things pretty much his own way, and
finished 4 up on the morning round,
and increased it to 6 up in the after?
noon, before McLean cut loose and be?
gan to play brilliant golf. The gallery
grew very enthusiastic as McLean cut
his opponent's lead down until they
were on even terms at the fifteenth
green. The last three holes were
The score by holes:
Nicholls ...5 4535442 4?36
McLean ...4 5354435 5?33
Nicholls ...4 3544453 3?35?71
I McLean ...4 3555464 3?39?79
I Nicholls ...3 3244444 6?34
I MoLoan ...43334433 4?31
Nicholls ...4 3564464 3?39?72?14<
McLean ...4 3554364 3?37?68?14!
Pores Home First
In Two-Mile Race
Seven Thousand Attend Polo
Grounds Games for Sol?
diers' Athletic Fund
By A. C. Cavagnaro
Athletes of the Metropolitan Asso?
ciation sped around an improvised
track on the turf and others boxed or.
a canvas footing at the Polo Grounds ,
yesterday in a benefit carnival to pur
chase athletic equipment for the sol?
diers in training: at Camp Dix and Fort
Slocum. Almost 7,000 spectators were !
on hand and the donations to assist
the enlisted men were said to be in the
neighborhood of $l.40Cr. '
A baseball game between Camp Dix !
and Fort Slocum terminated the festivi- i
ties, with the New Rochelle boys scor
ing a shutout over Camp Dix by a score .
of 5 to 0. 4
Prominent army and navy officials
were in the stands, and among the city
officials who found much interest in
the sports was Robert L. Dowling, Pres?
ident of the Borough of Manhattan.
A popular victory was that of Charles
Pores, of Pelham Bay, the American i
five-mile national champion, in the two- .
mile handicap run. Pandemonium
reigned among the members of the
Pelham Bay station on the final lap
as Pores came rushing past his rivals
to win by ope yard. Joe McCabc. a
Pelham mate, p-ave Pores a hard battle
in the last 100 yards, but found the
champion just a little too speedy.
The track events brought out a:
series of unusually close finishes. Jack ;
R. Sellers, the Junior indoor champion, ;
just failed in finishing second to catch
Walter Powe, Alpha P. C. C, in the I
600-yard handicap run. Sellers failed
to take advantage of his speed during
the early stages, as Powe went off the
10-ynrd mark in a wild sprint with the
shot of the starting pistol. Powe never
slackened his speed, and at the final
bell led by 10 yards. Sellers then
unloosened his reserve speed, and while
hu was ruuing over opponents at the
finish j?st failed to overtake Powe, who
finished badly tired.
Tom Clowry. the Paulist sprinter,
furnished the unexpected in winning
the 100-yard handicap dash. The rough
ground appeared to the liking of the
husky Clowry, who won in a close finish
of inches from E. Perelman and H.
In the half-mile army and navy
handicap race William Gordon, the
scratch man, frijm Pelham Bay Naval
Reserve Station, made a gallant effort
to catch his rivals. However, the
allowance?, which were liberal, forced
him to remain content with third place.
The summary follows:
100-ye?d daah (handicap!? Won I.? T. Clowry.
Paulis? A. C. ? yard?); K. Pcn?'foaif. ?Jlencoe
A. C. (5 yards), second; H. Br??;rinaii. Moni
Jngatda A. C. (15 yards), third
t!00-yard run i liai .Heap)?Won by W. rowe
Alpha I?. C. C. (10 yarda): Jack Heller?. Kam
York A. C derated), second; H. C'u:intii(hain.
Paulis?. A. ?' (24 yards), third. Time. MS 1-5
fiSO-yard run (closed to army and nsfjr)?-Won
by N. Brown. Pelham Kay (40 yards) ; J. R.
O'Neill. Naval Auxiliary Reserve (45 yarda), sec?
ond; W. F. ?Gordon. Pelhani Hay i scratchf. third.
Time. 1:59 2-5.
Two-mile run (handicap)?Won hy Charles Pore?.
Pelham Hay (scratch): J. MrOabe, Pelham Bay
dil." ysrdi). s-ennd. ?' Corne'ta PaulUt A. C.
(ITS yards), third. Time. 9 51 1.1.
Kunnlr.g high jump <handicap)--Wod, bv A
Abromhl. ?maUached (3 Inches), ?Uli ? eet 1
Inch; W. Boston. Alpha P. ?'. C i" Indies), Witt
6 feet 1 Inch, second: I>. Shea. Pastime A. C
(0 Inches), with ? fee", third.
140-pound class (final bout )?P. Rosenberg, un?
attached, defeated A. Ahlgren. Nonrecian Tun
A. C . judges' decision, three rounds.
115-pound class?F. Fasans. Pastime A. C . de?
feated W. Murphy. East Sid? House, judges" de?
cision, three rounds.
110-pound class (exhibition)?Rani Seiger. Rut?
gers Gym, ?. Paul Rlcbman. Clark House A. A
Railroad Work Is Likely To
| Come to Halt During the War
Continued from Page 10
said: "They (the railroads) do not!
ask one billion dollars from the gov?
ernment for anybody else at the mo- :
ment. They could not immediately \
] invest it in plant and equipment if i
' they had it, because of the difficulty !
I in getting materials and labor. That
figure represents in round figures i
! what ought to be spent in every year
for several years to bring the Ameri
I can railroad plant up to capacity to
| handle efficiently the growing traffic.
! About $600,000,000 per annum on
the avearge has been spent for a
number of years for road and equip?
ment, which at present prices would
be equivalent to about $1,000,000,000
for road and equipment.
The Standard of
James J. Hill
Thus, railroad executives con?
sider that $1,000,000,000 is a fair
amount to spend this year, and,
while it is considerably more than
they have been able to spend for
several years, it does not represent
any extraordinarily large sum in
comparison with the needs of the
railroads and is not big enough to
take up any very great amount of
the slack created by too small ex?
penditures in former years. In
other words, it should be considered
as nothing more than should be
normally expected to enable the
railroads to keep pace with the
growth of the country, and if that
amount had been spent every year
since James J. Hill made his esti?
mate the railroads would have
been in a condition to handle the
traffic thrown upon them by the
war much better than they have
been able to do.
In the same letter to Senator
Newlands the War Board stated
that approximately 2,000 locomo?
tives and. 150,000 cars, in addition
to those now on order, were neces?
sary to meet the requirements of
! the year. The government has thus
far 'only ordered 1,000 locomotives
and 100,000 cars, although it prob?
ably would have ordered more if it
j had not been informed by the War
| Industries Board that it could not
? have any more steel for the pres?
ent, the steel being required for
ships and other needs.
Undoubtedly the fact that one
central authority was able to say
where the available capital, materi?
als and labor should be expended in
view of the needs of the railroads
as a whole rather than in view of
the interests of the individual rail?
road has resulted in a much more
scientific disposition than would
have resulted if each road -(followed
its own ideas. For example, a West?
ern railroad which, by reason of its
location, is not bearing any great
extra burden of traffic on account
of the war might be in a financial
| position to go ahead and improve its
j road, whereas some other road
! which, under present conditions,
ought to have money spent on it
might not be able to finance the im?
provements. Under a centralized
supervision the improvements not in
the interest of the railways as a' sys?
tem could be held up and the money
be spent where it will do the most
There seems to be no plan of
finance for these expenditures, as to
how much should be loaned by the
government, how much should be
loaned by the banks and how much
offered to the public. This will
doubtless depend more on what can
i be done than on what ought to be
i done. Some roads undoubtedly stiil
j have sufi-cient individual credit to
be able to market securities or bor- ?
row money on more favorable terms j
titan others, and in such cases ef
fort will undoubtedly be made to
take advantage of this form of j
financing. In other cases advances
will be made from the revolving j
fund, which consists not only of the
$500,000,000 appropriation by Con?
gress, but also of any surplus funds
earned by railroads under ? govern?
ment control above the amount re?
quired to pay their rental compensa?
tion. In this way a surplus earned
by one railroad may be used to pay
for improvements on another rail?
road which could not earn money
for its own improvements.
In still other cases advances may
be made by the War Financ? Cor?
poration directly to the railroad
corporations, but more likely through
; banks. The corporation, has just
i been organized, and what its pol
! icy is to be in this matter has not
been outlined. How much the rail?
roads may be able to raise by financ?
ing in the usual way probably can?
not be ascertained until they actu?
ally try the plan, because private
I financing has been so largely sus?
pended on account of government
In a statement issued some time
ago announcing that approximately
$90,000,000 had already been loaned
to railroads from the revolving
fund John Skelton Williams, the
director of finance, indicated a hope
that railroads would be able tc
finance their"own requirements to s
large extent as soon as the Liberty
bonds were out of the way, but what
the credit of the railroads is to b?
during the period of Federal control
must necessarily depend to a Iargt
extent on the manner in which th?
government treats them with r?sped
to their compensation, and this ii
as yet unsettled. While the lav
provided in a general way that th?
compensation should be based on th?
three-year average of net operating.
income, the negotiations on the con
tract are still pending, and the gov
ernment has proposed requirement
which will considerably reduce th?
amount of this net income whicl
will be at the disposal of the cor
porations. The government is ate
I trying to exercise some control ove
I the net income received by the rail
roads from their outside operation
which were not taken over by th
Maintaining R. R.
Credit a Big Job
It seems likely that, while th
government took over the railroad
j largely for the purpose of maintair
ing their credit efficiency, it has t
; a very considerable degree assume
| icesponsibility for that credit, and i
! likely to find before it gets throug
that it has ?even a bigger job on i1
? hands than was contemplated.
The most unfortunate feature i
S the situation is that, no matter ho
? much the government may appropr
j ate for railroad betterment, il ca?
| not for a long time meet the del
I ciencies created by years of in
| paired credit and inadequate rev
I nues which prevented our transpo
| tation system from growing to me
j the country's needs. It is doub
| regrettable that the necessity ?
i meeting these deficiencies should 1
i forced upon the country during tl
j stress of war, when so many oth
I extraordinary demands are ma?
! upon its capital. This is a part
the price we must pay for our shoi
' sightedness through the years .
1 which economic considerations we
i sacrificed to political expediency.
Whatever may be the outcome of
the present arrangement, there can
be no question that, for the protec?
tion of the railway companies in the
country, it was absolutely necessary
for the government to come to the
rescue of the companies financially.
While there will be instances of
"saving at the spigot and spending
at the bunghole," such as reducing
executive salaries $3,000,000 and in?
creasing the wages of labor $300,
000,000, there are many opportuni?
ties for saving awaiting the govern?
ment's administration which will go
some distance toward meeting the
greatly increased cost of present
day operation. It is to be hoped that
this cost will be passed on to the
public which the railroads serve im?
partially/and that the realization
will be borne home at last that, in
transportation, as elsewhere, one
cannot permanently get something
for nothing.
Higher Rates
Are Required
Judged by the experience of the
operating results during the period
so far covered by the government
without an adequate advance in
rates, the government would face a
deficit of close to $750,000,000 for
its first year's experiment in rail?
road administration. That such a
burden, if inevitable, should be borne
equitably by the users of the service
offered rather than be met through
taxes seems obviously just and wise.
Market Barometers
Stock Exchange Transactions
Rail? Other All
roads. stocks. stocks
Last w'k. 546,600 4,282.600 4,829.200
W'k bef. 1,219,400 5,789,200 7,008.000
Year ago. 541,700 6,023,800 6,565,500
January 1 to date:
1918... 7,425,000 51,013,000 58.438.000
1917... 9,143^00 69,95*400 79.100.600
1916... 10,866,400 61,821,100 72,687,500
Week Year
Last week. before. before.
U.S.gov.$21,745,000 $29,777,000 $5,000
Railr'ds 1,969.000 3,896.000 5,642,000
Others. 10,627,000 13,496,00010.552,000
All b'ds 34,341,000 47,169000 16,199,000
January 1 to date:
1918. 1917.
17. S. gov'nts..$358,317,000 $261,000
Railroads .... 68,317,000 147.871,000
Others . 146,242,000 304.296,000
All bonds.573,416,000 452,428,000
Stock and Bond Average?
Last week. Week before.
High. Low. High. Low.
20 Railroads ...70.86 69.25 71.20 69.80
30 Industrials . .84.27 83.70 85.17 83.47
50 Stocks.78,86 77.58 79.58 78.00
Laat week. Week before.
High. Low. High. Low.
10 Railroads .. 180.70 80.48 80.60 80.46
10 Industrials . .9158 91.48 91.57 ?1.18
5 Utilities ... 85.30 86.14 85.02 84.94
25 Bonds.86.94 85.84 85.84 86.66
New York Bank Stock?
Bid. Aakjdj BUi. -Uiu"l
America .4M 808 Grwmli?) . SSS ?45
Atlantic . I'M I? ?arrimai* . fS 243
Am Ei?-li .... 215 ?Mj Haif?-Kif . . . 845 8*9
Jtatl-TT 1'. 2M ? 'tmi ? Tra-i... 480 800
BOWV* .390 420 ?li rinjf Nat . 17? MO
Hi-vant Ia_ aS0 IWl*?t?it>*. ?0 ?15
Hrona Nat ... 150 ? Uii.-a!** . - 280 31?
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t* ,.,, . 350 3b0!M*f<:h * M 300 ?
CUai * ?. 230 24i*M*-ro**** Utan .. ISS 173
f-H-i fcl. ? ? 125-MutUal . 373 ?
Ci trateil ..... 380 SJO'Met-chiinu .... ISO KO
Vit? Nat. 2"<0 215 Nr* N?*v? ... 2?? 210
Hty . 373 385 N Y N ? A... 420 ?
Onal * Irim... ??0 210 N Y tVumy 12? 143
roBimer*-* ... .178 I? Part. S*? -
?.-.i,*,!*-! . S? -- V? ??!?". * . 133 ?
?v-1'iwbla . ISS 185* Profilu . W 64
C?.*-** Kxrh_ 3*2 -?Pro-tur? Bs. 700 _.
CoMuopoUtan... ?S IHIPuJjI'? . il? 22?
i'oouueeftal Ex 3SO ?-, Star? an.120 130
r'owmoiiw-eallhf. US 1?S Seatx^rd .450 473
Cuba. I7S ? t*<xtui . 395 4(8
Kill Kl?r. . 13 29 S?an* 110 IM
I*1?f) Nat ... 200 225* ?i \V*r**1 .... 183 ?
Klfth AT?. .3300 430-7.1'iiImi (Ci 188 188
K*>?1 Nat.. 888 -?'l'h Hu 808 ?
OarfleUl 1W 170!W*?t Sirte .123 IM
??-iii?nA?n .. 198 ? 10 Vort-rDe .... 8*8 890
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