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Calling of Benny Kauf? to Greater Game Blow to Giant Pennant Hopes
Stocky Star Is Keen
For Role in France
Ordered to Report to Ohio
Draft Board June 24?
Cubs Loom Up
By Charles A. Taylor
V'ncle Sam has called Benny Kauff.
The most spectacular and probably the
most popular ball player under the big
tent to-day received word yesterday
from his local board at Pomeroy, Ohio,
that he must report for military ser?
vice on June 24. It is expected that
Penny will be sent to Camp Sherman.
From the big tent to the bigger
Benny will make his way, and, judging
from the spirit the dapper little out?
fielder ever displayed on the diamond,
if the opportunity conies he will be
found just as proficient in driving the
Hun home as he has been in driving the
Run home.
Call No Surprise
Benny expected the summons. He
was ready. In Chicago during the re?
cent Western trip of the Giants Benny \
rcmaiked that he couldn't keep from
his mind the picture of what was going
On "over there." "'I have just got to
get into that muss and help end it,''
said Ben.
Other members of the Giants who
have been much amused at the way
Benr.y was wont to devour box scores
and baseball dope in general, his mania
being earned so far at times that he
insisted on poring over the data he had
confiscated until the wee sum' hours,
have noticed of late that the sport
pages were getting but a fleeting glance
from Benny in comparison with the
time he spent in following the "big
game" in Europe.
It hud dawned upon Benny that the
frame worth while was being fought out
on the Flanders diamond: that it would
probably go into extra innings, and he
felt it would be a tine thing to go to
the bat for Uncle Sam, perhaps in the
twentieth stanza, and help put the win?
ning run across.
"These fans of baseball who applaud
my smash into the stands to-day and
jeer me to-morrow when I strike out
with the bases full are all right in
their place," was Ben's soliloquy. "I
have been, in turn, thrilled and made
despondent by their fickle ravings, but
I am anxious to replace the old bat
with the bayonet, a real war club."
Not Eager at First
It will bo remembered that Benny at
first was rejected for Class 1A by the
examining board because his right arm
is much shorter than the left. At that
time he was satisfied with the ruling.
He was not a bit eager to join in the
fray, but then the war did not appeal
to Benny as being of such a serious
nature as it did later.
Lots of other folks figured the same
as Benny. But within the last few
months his ideas have changed. He is
only too happy to do his bit. Owing
to the physical defect Benny may be
called upon to do that bit behind the
lines, for he is an expert on the mech?
anism and handling of automobiles.
Ile has been arrested for speeding sev?
eral times and has been tumbled from
his car on various other occas'.ons. So
there is no doubt Benny is qualified for
this particular line of war endeavor.
Perhaps Benny will be put in charge
of one of those latest model tanks and
instructed to plough right through to
Berlin. No assignment would suit him
better. It would be worth a million
homo runs at the Polo Grounds to him
if he turned the trick.
Blow to Giant Hopes
The effect upon the prospects of the
Giants of winning another pennant
with Benny missing naturally presents
itself. The statistics show that during
the recent slump of the McGraw men,
which finally cost them first place,
Benny was about the only player to
keep up his standard.
His hitting has been hard and timely
and his fielding as brilliant as ever. To
the all-around playing of Benny is due
the fact that the Giants have not Buf?
fered more defeats in the last few
weeks.
McGraw has two extra outfielders,
Jim Thorpe and Joe Wilhoit. Thorpe
is a right-handed hitter, while Wilhoit
batR from the opposite side of the plate.
It is presumed that the Giant manager
will therefore use the Indian against
iouthpaws and Wilhoit against right
handed (lingers.
There can be no question but that
the loss of Kauff will greatly weaken
the Giants. In truth, it is more than
likely to cost the Polo Grounders the
flag. But if Benny can only perform
as valiant service for Uncle Sam, fight?
ing for-a flag worth while, as he did for
Harry Hempstead under the inspira?
tion of the National League banner,
the Old Cubs can take the puny base?
ball gonfalon and welcome.
Goodby. Benny, and good luck!
.-?-.
Ayers Is Easy for Tigers
As Washington Loses, 9?6
DETROIT, June 7. Detroit hit Doc
Ayers freely to-day and, bunching safe
blows with bases on balls, easily de?
feated Washington, 0 to 6. The De?
troit pitchers also were wild, giving
nine bases on balls. Heilman got four
hits in live times at bat.
The score:
WASHINGTON (A. 1..1 ' nKTUOIT (A L.)
al> r h o a <>i at> r h o a ?
fthottan. rf. r,oo o o l.mnh u r. o o i 4 o
Judite, lb... ,-c 0 0 10 0 0 Cobb. Ih. <i 2 2 l'l 0 a
V.-'.-r 8J>.. 4 3 1 13 0 Weh. If.... 4 0 18 10
Milan rf 4 :< s 4 ? o Heumann, rf r, i 4 20
penult?. If.. a 1 0 101 vitt. sb... s 1 1 ill
Mur?an. 2b. 2 0 0 :t 4 o Walker, cf.. s 2 1 ,% o O
Ufan, cas.. 10 1 3 4 1 Vourif, 2b... S 3 1 2 ?? o
Pldnlck. o. 4 0 0 2 2 1 Veil?, c. 4 o o l ? o
UWI p .. 2 0 1 0 1 O Holiuicl. P... 0 1 0 0 0 o
Mans?,, p.. 0 0 0 0 0 0- C. J?,,,?,. p. \ u l 0 10
Shaw, p.... 0 0 0 0 0 0! Oauss, u .. 2 0 1 0 1 n
?Khaiikt .. 1 0 0 0 0 Ol *u-u
tAlnmnltli.. 10 0 0 0 0'
; Total? . ..31 6 6 24 14 4| Total? .. 36 S 13 3T 1*1
?liatunl fi>r Ayers In |UU\ Inning
'BaUrU for llanatn In nightli inning.
IVuMahod . o 1 2 o a o o o o-?
"?*"" . ? a i o s e ? o t-l
Two-baa? hit ~ Hdlmann. Thm-l>a*e bit?Cobb
fiol?> ba*e?Milan, gtcrtltce fllw-.-l.aTan Vea ? h
I>o.,t>l* plajr?Bviah to Oobh. Un on g yffih
KSK \v RW *i S? b?w ??' m-r - ni.
pytt. %rWashington. 1. ?a*?, ?, bau? o?r Aver?.
J. off Shaw, i. ?ff Boltnd, 4- off c Jona* v /?ff
!>ao?. '.'. ?Ute-Off ?olaicU, ;; in 2 ? 3 i'milnef
i ' ' ^. ?"1 H?wo>. 2 1" 2 ; off Shaw, 1 ? i Kin,, ?
Jut-Kjr Ayer?. I; by Dan?. 1. WUrt pitch
ho\un\. \\ imita? pitcher -Bolami. U*mg piicliar
? ?-__
Fort Hamilton Nine to Play
Fort Jay at Polo Grounds
The crack quartermasters' team of
fort Jay will meet the Fort Hamilton
nine to-morrow at the Polo Grounds at
8:30 p. m. Bands will furnish music
between innings. Blumcnthal, who
pitched under the name of Joe Myers
Tor the Philadelphia Athletics before
he enlisted, will pitch for the Fort Jay
club. Wright, formerly of the Chicago
Cubs, will hurl for Fort Hamilton.
The admission will be free, but all
baseball fan? present will be permitted
to contribute to the athletic funds of j
the*? organizations. j
_I
?>-?
King George to
Observe July 4
As Baseball Fan
LONDON, June 7.? This year,
for the first time in Anglo-Amer?
ican history, the King of England
? is going to take part in an Amer
! ican Fourth of July celebration.
On July 4 King George has prom?
ised to attend a baseball game at
Chelsea between teams represent- |
ing the United States Army and ?
Navy.
King George knows baseball
from past experience. In 1913
he was at Chelsea when the New
York Giants and the Chicago j
White Sox played an exhibition
match on their trip around the
world.
_
New York Team
Defeats Boston
In Tennis Meet
By Fred Hawthorne
HAVERFORD. Penn., June 7.?In .the
first inter-city lawn tennis matches for j
\ the Church trophy, donated last year
by Lieutenant George Myers Church,
now in the aviation service of his coun- i
try, the team from New York defeated
Boston by a total of 6 matches to 31
? this afternoon, wining five of the I
six singles and one of the throe j
doubles events. The matches were
played on the splendid turf courts of;
the Merion Cricket Club here. To
morrow the New York players will face
the strong Philadelphia team for pos
' session of the trophy.
Church, regarded as one of the
greatest players in this country in
1016 and 1017, before the world war:
summoned him to the colors, intended j
his trophy to be placed in competition
last year, but when this country en?
tered the war and the U. S. N. L. T. A.
called off all championship events and
forbade the competition for prizes, the
big cup was "interned" until this year,
when the active competitive tourna?
ments were resumed.
Under the deed of gift the trophy !
will be placed in competition apain
this summer in New York and Boston,;
with the home team meeting the win-1
ner of the first day of play. The
trophy is a perpetual one, to be com- j
peted for every year between players
from the three cities mentioned above.
Beals S. Wright Barred
A bombshell was thrown into the;
camp of the New York players this
morning, when it was announced that '
Beals S. Wright, former holder of the :
national singles title and the great
player who conquered Norman E.
Brookes, of Australia, in competition
for the Davis Cup years ago, would not |
he allowed to play for the New York ?
team. Wright has made his home in
New York for the last four months
and intends to make that city his per
manent home, but Edwin C. Sheafe, I
president of the Longwood Cricket
Club, of Boston, protested on the '
ground that the rules called for a six |
months' residence before a player was '
eligible.
The only match in the singles won I
by Boston was due to the splendid
playing of Nathaniel W. Niles, the No. j
1 man from the Hub, who vanquished
Theodore Roosevelt Pell, of New York, '
a former Middle States champion, by a ;
score of 5?7, 0?7, 6--2. In the open?
ing set Pell was scoring beautifully '.
clean cut aces by the speed and won
derful control with which he ripped
his famous backhand drives through
deep court. i
Known as tire man with the perfect,
backhand stroke, Pell gave Boston and [
Philadelphia a sample of what perfec- j
tion means in that line to-day. Try \
as Niles would in the first set, he could
not get into position swiftly enough to :
intercept the lightning flight of the
ball as it left Pell's racquet. The New!
Yorker had the range of the court
down to the fraction of an inch, and j
kept pounding his returns to Niles's
deep backhand.
Niles Rallies Strongly
Backing up this forcing shot with an
overhead game that left little to be de
sired, Pell seemed in a fair way to j
conquer his brilliant opponent, who
was putting up a strong game himself, j
Niles made a great rally after Pell led i
him at 5 1 on games, and made it ?
5 all by splendid driving and sharp
volleying, but the latter would not be
denied and took the last two games,
giving him the first set at 7?5.
Both men were going at full speed
in the second set. Niles gained in
steadiness and 3jegan to "stroke" the
ball with more power. His confidence
returned, but Pell fell off a bit on both
ground strokes and overhead play. Al?
ways holding a one-game advantage,
Niles finally broke through Pell's ser?
vice on the sixteenth game and took the
set at 9- 7, bringing the match even.
But the last set saw Niles supreme.
His drives were hitting the side lines
with astonishing regularity, and when
he followed in to the net position it was
to ferret out the smallest of openings
with the precision of a sharpshooter.
Pell's game continued to fall off as his
opponent gained in strength, and Niles
ran through the last set rapidly at
6-r-2, giving him the match.
The summaries follow:
SINGLES
Nathaniel W. Niles (Boston) defeated
Theodore Roosevelt Pell (New York), 5?7,1
9?7, 6?2.
Frederick B. Alexander (NewYork) defeat?
ed Harry C. Johnson (Boston). 6?2, G?2.
Walter Merrill Hnll (New York) defeated
IrvitiK C. Wrifrht (Boston), C 1, G?3.
Lylee Mahan (New York) defeated U. C.
Sea ver (Boston), C?1, G?3.
Elliott M. Bingcn (New York) defeated
H. N. Brete (Boston), 5-7, 6?3, 6?4.
Raymond D. Little (New York) defeated
W. M. Abbott (BostonI, 8?6, i -6, 6 4.
DOUBLES
N. C. Johnson and S. C. Wright (Boston!
defeated P. B. Alexander and R. D. Little
(New York). 6?3, 3?6, 6?2.
W. M. Hnll and E. H. Bingren (New York)
defeated W. M. Abbott and R. C. Seaver
?Boston), 3?6, 7--5, 6?3.
N. W. Niles and H. M. Baete defeated L. E.
Mahan and T. R. Pell, f? 4. 4-6, 7?5.
Hoblitzell Called to Army
CLEVELAND. June 7.?First Base?
man Dick Hoblitzell, of the Boston
American League team, who recently
enlisted in the dental corps of the
army, to-day received orders from the
government to report to Fort Ogle
thorpe, Georgia. He will leave the
team Sunday. Hoblitzell becomes a sec?
ond lieutenant.
Ginnt?. To-day, with Rt. LouU, two ?fames.
1:46 P. M. Polo Ground*. Adm. &0r.
Hun?
Englewood Horse
Takes 4 Ribbons
At Tuxedo Show
Bay Gelding Woodson's Rose
Conspicuous First Day of
Red Cross Event
By J. S. Mitchel
The Tuxedo society colony enjoyed
itself yesterday at the first instalment
of the two days' horse show, the pro
ceeds of which will be donated to the |
Tuxedo Park Chapter of the Red Cross. :
Fourteen classes were arranged. There
were all sorts of hunters, saddle horses
and ponies, both in harness and over
the sticks, along with a couple of items j
for purely local competitors.
On account of the weather in the
forenoon the crowd was not what it j
should have been, but in the afternoon j
the sun broke out and dried up the I
track and jumping inclosure.
One of the most prominent winner:;
was Miss Alke A. Dodsworth, of Engle
wood, N. J., who rode her crack bay
gelding, Woodson's Rose, r?nd before
he quit for the day he carried off two i
blues and two whites, and had he not j
gone out of his class the gelding]
would not have known defeat.
Junipers Even at First ?
Captain I). 0. Nelson, of West Point,]
won the blue for jumpers on his chest?
nut gelding, Ginger. It was a close j
thing between the West Pointer's and I
another gelding named Ormond, owned |
by Frederick de K. Huyler, for neither
put a wrong foot to any of the obsta- ?
c?es. There was nothing icf: the judges '.
to do but to send them over the route !
again, and this time Captain Nelson's
mount touched one of the top bars,
while Ormond hit two, and Nelson won
by a touch. When the West Point
horseman came up in front of the
grandstand to have the blue pinned
on his horse's bridle the band ripped
out "The Star-Spangled Banner."
In the matter of promptness in run?
ning of the classes the Tuxedo show
maintained its old-time reputation.
Marshal John R. Townsend found him?
self ahead of the schedule toward the
finish.
Prominent among the Tuxedo soci?
ety colony present were Pierre Loril
lard, John E. Cowdin, Rodman Wana
maker, Theodore Frelinghuysen, H. M.
Tilford, Edward M. Weld, Mrs. Am ? j
brose Monell, Charles B. Alexander,
Mrs. David Wagstaflf, Mrs. Forsyth
Wickes, Mrs. C. H. Foster, Anson
Beard, E. Victor Loew, Mrs. John S.
Rogers, Mrs. Gordon Russell Thayer,
Henry 0. Havemeye?*, Richard Dela
field,*E. J. Hancy, Le Roy W. Baldwin,
Frederic de P. Foster, Henry W. Mon?
roe, J. Dyneley Prince, W. M. V. Hoff?
man, Henri Luden, Grenville Kane,
Charles S. Sampson, Kingsbury Cur?
tis, Mrs. H. Le R. Emmet, Mrs. George
W. Douglas, William Lawrence Green,
Mrs. Peter Cooper Hewitt, George B.
Cammann, IT. Pcndleton Rogers. G. O.
Bush, George W. Stevens, W. W.
Leigh, Alan Ryan, Miss Alice Dods?
worth and C. D. Lanier.
Summary:
Novice saddle horses?Won by Miss Clara
P Peck's Wampum, br. g., 16, 5 years; Miss
Michelle Newborg'B Roxie, ch. g., 15.3, 6
years, second; Mrs. Charles M. Allaire's Con?
tender, ch. g., ft?. 4 years, third; Miss Alice
Dodworth's Woodson's Hose, b. if., 15.3, 5
years, fourth.
Novice saddle horses, not. over lu.2?Won
by Miss Marjorie Garner West's Magnet, hr.
g., 15.1, ti years; Mrs. A. Rutledtre Schmidt's
Jeanette, ch. in., 15.1, V years, second; Miss
Barbara Monell's Nieueport, ch. ?., 15.1, S
years, third: Mrs. U. W. Gilford's Private
Pete, b. g., 14.;!, ;"> years, fourth.
Novice hunters, judged for conformation
and over the jumps?Won by Graywood
Farms' Annadale, br. g., 16.1, 6 years ;
Major John K. Brown's Stonewall, ch. jr..
10.3, i) years, second; J. Campbell Thomp?
son's Nestledown Pal o' Mine, br. fr., 16.0Vi,
third ; Charles D. Lanier's Blackberry, blk.
m.. 16, 6 years, fourth.
Ladies' novice saddle horses, ridden by
Indies in side saddles-Won by Miss Alice
Dodworth's Woodson's Kose, b. g., 15.3, 5
years ; Mrs. A. Kutledge Schmidt's Jeanette,
ch. m.. 15.1, 7 years, second; Miss Michelle j
Newborg's Roxie, ch. g., 1 .">.:!, 6 years, third;
Mrs. Charles M. Allaire's Contender, ch. g.,
16, 4 years, fourth.
Ponies, 13.1 to 14.2 hands?-Won by Miss
Clara 1*. Peck's Wah Wah Taysee, b. m., 14,
7 years; Miss Ralbara Guggenheim's De?
ceiver, b. m., 14.2, 5 years, second; Mrs.
James T. Schweiger's Lord Debonaire, b. g..
14.1, 5 years, third; Miss Fanny Wicke's
Pequot. rn. g., 4 years, fourth.
Novice hunters up to 190 pounds, plate
presented by Mrs. H. M. Tilford?Won by
Charlea I). Lunier's Boiling (formerly Juan
lock), ch. p., 17, 5 years; Frederick Ber
tuch's Hero, ch. g., 16, 5 years, second;
Graywood Farms' Sir Richard, blk. g., 16.1,
5 years, third ; Michelle Ncwborg's Killarney
Jim, ch. jr., 16. 7 years, fourth.
Novice horses, over 14.2, ridden by ama?
teur lady ridera?Won by Miss Alice Dods
vtorth's Woodson's Rose, b. g., 15.:!, 5 yiaars ;
Mrs. A Rutledge Schmidt's Jeanette, ch. m.,
15.1, 7 years, second; Mrs. Charles W. Al?
laire's Contender, ch. g., 16, I years, third;
Mrs. M. Robert Guggenheim's Pussy Footer,
b. m., i'i.31,-!. 5 years, fourth.
9 Pitchers Used;
Indians Work
Triple Steal
CLEVELAND, June 7. ? Cleveland
and Boston engaged in an old-fash?
ioned contest to-day, Cleveland win?
ning. 14 to 7. Nine pitchers were em- ,
ployed, six by Boston and three by ?
Cleveland.
Cleveland also worked a triple steal
in the seventh inning, stealing seven
bases altogether off Schang. Boston
pitchers issued eleven passes and were !
nit safely thirteen times.
The score:
BOSTON (A. L.) ! CTXVFJvAXn (A. L.)
al> r h o a e >b r h o i ?
Hooper, rf.. r 2 10 1' Rvari.s. 3b... 4 V 1 1 1 o
Shean. 'Jb.. S I ! O 'J 01 Chapman, ?its; 3
. 4 0 0 2 111 Speaker, cf.. .'1 3 2 ;, 1 0
Ruth, rf, p 4 1 2 o ? o Warn'??, 2b. ! 2 ; ;i 2 o
Meliinls. lb. (l'.'ISH! notli. rf. 3 ? 1 2 0 ?
K.TIionias.?b 4 0 2 3 3 0 Wood, lr. 4 1 3 :i 0 0
Scott, ss. .. 3 0 0 0 .1 Ol Miller, lb... 2 1 1 ti 0 0
Srlianit. c... 3 1 0 3 3 1 Williams, lb. 0 0 0 0 o n
l?maiil. p.. 1 0 0 0 1 0 O'Neill, c.... 110 3 2 0
Hush, p_ 10 0 0 10! t C.Thomas, c 2 0 1 1 0 o
o o o o i ?
2 0 0 0 10
. . . . . 2 0 0 0 1 0
Mc-Cabo. p.. 0 0 0 0 0 0' SGraney ,',,, 0 0 0 ? 0 0
?Iloblltwjll., Ill 0 0 01
fMayer .... 10 0 0 0 01
Hush, p_ 10 0 0 10! {(.'.Thomas,
Whlto'an. If 0 0 0 0 0 0 Haul?-, p...
Moly'aui, p 0 0 0 0 0 0| Groom, p...
.loties, p... 0 0 0 0 0 0! Colimbo, p.
Total? .34 7 1124 15 3! Totals ..31 14 13 27 11 1
?Hatted for Bush In seventh Inning.
t Hatted for McCabe lu ninth Inning.
J Halted for Mlllor In seventh Inning.
JBaltod for O'Neill In seventh Inning.
Boston . 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 o o? 7
Cleveland . o o i; o o o 2 ? 1?14
Two-base hits?Shean. Hooper. Speaker (2).
Wood. Three base hit*- Ruth, Hooper. C. Thomas.
Stolen bases -Wood. Itolh (S). Chapman. Speaker,
Graney Sivrrtflc-e hit??Strunk. Groom. Wainhs
ganss, Wllll.un?. Sacrifice fly?Scott. Double plays
Speaker, O'Neill ?:;d Kvans; Wiimbignnss and
c"ibpnian. 1/eft on ba.se??.Boston. 8; Cleveland, 7.
Base on error- Hosten. 1. Hases on halls?Off
1-criard 3 ofT Hush 1; off Kmti 2; off Moly
neaux, 2. off Jones. 3; off Ba?by. 1, off Groom.
I; off Coumhe. 1. Hits?Off I^eoniurt, 3 In 2 1-3
ceilings; off Hush. 6 lit 3 2-3; off Jones, 3 In 1-8;
?IT M. Cabo. 1 In . 2-3 ; off Baabr. 4 In 1 ; off
Groom. ?> In 5 1-3; off Coumbe. 2 In 2 3-3. Struck
nit- By Bush. 2: by Groom, 2; hjr Coumbe. 1.
A i M pitches?Rueh. 1; Molmeaux. 2. Winning
pitcher?Ooumbe. Lotting pitcher?Buth.
Uncle Sam's New Soldier Boy
BENJAMIN KAUFF was boni at Middlepoit, Ohio, in 1889, and
began his professional baseball career with the Pogdensbury
club of the Virginia Valley League in 1911. The following year
he was picked up by the New York Yankees, but bis stay was brief and
he was sent to the Hartford club of the Eastern League, where he
played in the outfield during 1913. He became a member of the In?
dianapolis Federal League club in 1914 and the next year was trans?
ferred to the Brooklyn team of the same organization.
Kauff joined the Giants in 1916 and has been one of the shining
stars of the team ever since. His fielding and hitting were somewhat
of a disappointment during his first year with McGraw, but he im?
proved rapidly and in 1917 compiled a batting average of .308 and
ranked eighth among the outfielders of the league in fielding, his fig?
ure being .976.
This year Kauff seemed destined to surpass all his previous rec?
ords with the big stick. Up to and including Thursday's game he
was batting at a .345 clip and was performing phenomenal stunts in
fielding.
Facts and Fancies
_?By Louis Lee Arms_ . ? *?
In Old New York
THE general excellence of New York laws is outdone only by the
quality of their evasion. Otherwise it might be impossible to see
and hear some of our religious musical comedy performers in
sacred concerts Sunday at $2 a throw, to quaff the amber brew at regu?
lar hours on all day?, and J;o bet on a pony at a metropolitan track. The
sponsors for baseball seem to have some qualms about presenting their
game on Sunday as a sacred concert. It can't very well be played in a
backroom, so the diamond sport, of all institutions, is the most un
ingenious in the matter of evasion.
Not so the bookmaker. Racetrack gambling has supposedly been
laid stiff by anti-gambling legislation, but on a metropolitan track this
season a gentleman will have no difficulty in losing his shirt, his shoes
and even his hat if he goes about it diplomatically.
The difference now in metropolitan racetrack gambling is that it is
more tiresome, if as simple, to lose one's money. It would be illegal for
a bookmaker to erect a stand and take the bets in orderly fashion, or to
placard the odds so that the bettor might pee that he is getting prices at
least as good as the other fellow gets. Nor would it be legal to induct
a pari-mutuel machine, which is as accurate and stable as machinery can
make it.
Secrecy Shrouds New Method
UNDER the present method of operation the prospective bettor cau?
tiously approaches the layer, who stands with his tongue in his
head and a vacant look in his eye, arid there transpires a pantomimic
rigamarole that invariably causes Colonel Blackstone to roll over in his
grave and page a pair of blinders.
When the freemasonry is at an end the layer holds a memorandum
of the bettor's and the bettor retains at least his programme. If the
gambler is lucky and wins he can collect next day, which is a wise pro?
vision in that it sometimes eliminates the justly celebrated night before.
The answer, after all, maybe found in human nature. Man has gam?
bled since Adam copped a wife, and when Gabriel blows his horn some
fresh guy will be willing to lay odds that it really isn't Gabriel, but Saxon
vvho'? making the racket. After 400 years of anti-gambling legislation
England had so far advanced that one of her judges was forced to ar?
bitrate a wager between two Pittsburgh Phils who were betting on the
life of Napoleon. The judge ruled that the bet was void because it gave
one of them an interest in keeping King George's enemy alive, which
proved that the judge himself had an eye for percentage.
Similarly, the last bet on a horse race will be recorded when the
I quadruped is extinct, which will give a great impetus to the dual arts of
! Kelly pool and stud poker.
Who Wouldn't?
It may be improper to gamble,
But when I have a tall stack of blues,
I doj?t give a care for the principles there,
I'm trusting, my boy, I won't lose!
A golfer has to lose a few $0.85 balls with strangers on the course
to realize the importance of keeping the eye on the ball.
Broadway would be darker if there were fewer lit up.
A man's age may be known by the number of Giant-Cubs' pennant
tilts he has seen.
Optimistic Note: "There's nothing the matter with my ball club that
lime won't remedy," said John Joseph McGraw.
The Guilty Feeling: Upon receiving a bundle of sheet music from
the "famous? Remick quartet,"
Four Browning
Sisters Win to
Tennis Finals
Will Settle Doubles Title at;
Ardsley Club
To-day
The four Browning sisters deftly
won their way into the final round of
the invitation women's doubles lawn
tennis tourney at the Ardsley Club
yesterday. The sisters will meet in
the final tilt this morning, and one of !
the best matches of the scries is prom?
ised.
In the upper half of the fourth
round Miss Natalie Browning and Mrs.
George F. Dickenson made a frrent re?
covery in eliminating Mrs. R. F. Leach
man and Mrs. Brown, by a score of
3?6. 6?0, ') -3. The Browning repre?
sentatives failed to show their real
ability in the opening set until their
opponents had assumed an advantage
that proved too great, to be overcome.
I However, Miss Browning and her mar
| ried sister were at their best in the
! second set, which they won without i
giving Mrs. Leachman and Mrs. Brown '
a game.
Mrs. Stuart Green and Mrs. A. F.
Thurber. the two other Browning play?
ers, won rather handily from Mrs.
Marshall McLean and Mrs. G. L. Chap?
man, by a score of 6 -2, 6- 3.
Mrs. Green also earned her way into
the finals of the singles by defeating
Mrs. Edward F. Raymond, once run?
ner-up for the national championship,
by a score of 6?4, 6?3. The victory]
of Mrs. Green was a surprise, but she j
| played faultless tennis and merited
her reward. In the opening set Mrs.
Raymond took the first three games in
succession, giving the spectators an i
impression that she would win de- (
cisively. However, Mrs. Green quickly
closed the gap and thereafter always
set the pace.
Miss Marie Wagner and Miss Molla
Bjurstedt are the two semi-finalists in
the other half of the singles and will
meet this morning to determine who |
shall meet Mrs. Green in the final in j
the afternoon.
-.
N.Y. A.C. Games
To-day to Mark
I Half-Century
By A. C. Cavagnaro
Members of the New York Athletic I
Club from its foundation fifty years
ago will attend the first part of the
semi-centennial games which will be |
celebrated at Travers Island thi? after- !
noon. The organization officials have
deviated from the usual programme of
track and field competitions and made
army and navy exhibitions a feature
of the day.
Invitations have been extended to
many officers in the service and to
city and state officials to be on hand.
Army units from Fort Slocum, Fort
Totten and Fort Jay among others,
along with the stars from Pelham Bay,
will lend picturesqueness to the scene, j
Conspicuous in the parade of the en?
listed men will be the Women's Motor j
Corps of America and Company F, I
Twenty-second Infantry, which is com
posed of New York Athletic Club mem- !
bers.
The spectators can -anticipate a !
thrill in the proposed land'?g on the i
grounds of an Italian Caproni aero- !
plane. Sergeant Gino will pilot this
great air machine, accompanied by
Captain Hugo D'Annunzio as a pas?
senger.
In order to lend a new aspect to the
competition among the athletes, the I
management has obtained sevsrnl re?
cent intercollegiate champions to dis?
play their ability. Frank Shea, Uni?
versity of Pittsburgh, the sensation
among quarter-milers, will start in his
favorite race. William Ganzemuller,
of Penn State, the new college SDrint
champion, will be in the special dash.
Willie Gordon, Pelham Bay naval re?
serve station, will start from scratch
'in the one-mile run, and Charlie Sha%v,
of Columbia, the champion among the
half-milers of the colleges, will toe the
honor mark at his favorite distance.
Bernie Wefers, jr., will bear watching
in the century sprint.
?????' . ? i,
Myers Forces In White Sox
Run That Beats Athletics
CHICAGO, June 7.?Myers' wildness
enabled Chicago to win from Phila?
delphia to-day 2 to 1. The Philadel?
phia pitcher forced in a run in the
fourth inning when he allowed a hit
and issued three passes. Shannon's
stop of a terriffic drive from Eddie
Collins' bat was the fielding feature.
Score :
PHIXADEI/IA (A. L.) 1 CHICAGO (A L)
ab r h o a e? ilirlioit
Jamleaon. rr 4 0 I : 1 Oj Uebold. if.. 4 0 1 0 0 1?
Oldrlng, If.. 4 0 10 0 0'Murpliy. rf... 3 0 0 10 0
Walker, cf.. 3 0 0 0 0 0| E.Collins. 2b 2 10 1 11 0
?uni?, lb... 4 0 2 8 1 0 "Felsch, if... 4 0 2 4 0 0
Gardner, 3b. 4 0 1 1 1 Oi Weaver, ss.. 2 11 2 4 2
Shannon, ss. 3 1 0 2 4 0'OandiI. Ib.. 2 0 1 10 0 0
I Iiugan. 2b... 4 0 13 2 It KJsIwtk. 3b. 2 0 1 10 0
i McAvoy, c.. 4 0 0 7 2 0! Schalk, c... 3 0 1 8 10
I Myers, p_ 3 0 0 13 0| Shel'back, p 2 0 1 0 8 0
Totals ...33 16 24 14 1! Totals ... .24 2 g 27 11 2
Philadelphia . ? 0 ? 0 1 0 0 0 0?1
Chicago . 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 X?2
Stolen baoos?Falsch, Schalk. Shannon. Sacrifie? !
hits?Murphy. Weaver. Oandil. l>o\iMe plays?
Jamlrson and McAvoy: Gardner and McAvoy: Shan?
non and Dugan. Loft on basai?Philadelphia. 7:
Chicago. 7. First bane on errors?Philadelphia,
! 2. Basel on balls?<KT Hhellenback. 2; off Myers,
! ti.- Struck out?By ?sT.e'.lnnback. ?; by Myers, 2.
| -?
Leonard and Levinsky Win
BUFFALO, N. Y.. June 7.?Benny
Leonard, of New York, lightweight
champion, outpointed Barney Adair, of
New York, in a four round boxing
match here last night. Battling Levin
sky and Jim Coffey, heavyweights,
boxed six rounds, Levinsky winning
the popular decision.
Standing of Major League Clubs
NATIONAL LEAGUE
GAMES TO-DAY
St. Louis at New York (two)
Chicago at Philadelphia
Cincinnati at Boston
Pittsburgh at Brooklyn (two)
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
All scheduled games postponed on
account of wet grounds
STANDING OF TEAMS
W. L. P.c.i W. L. P.c.
Chicago. 28 12 .700 Phila ... 18 23.439
N.York. 28 13.683 Boston.. 18 24.129
Cin'nati. 23 21 .523;St. Louis 17 24.415
PlttBb'gh 18 21 .462 Brooklyn IS 27 .357
AMERICAN LEAGUE
GAMES TO-DAY
New York at St. Louis
Philadelphia at Chicago
Washington at Detroit
Boston at Cleveland
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
New York 1, St. Louis 0.
Cleveland 14, Boston 7.
Chicago 2, Philadelphia I.
Detroit 9. Washington 6.
STANDING OF TEAMS
W. L. P.c.! W. L. P.c.
Boston.. 28 18.609St. Louis 2021.488
N. York. 26 18 .591 Wash . . 22 24 .478
Chicago. 22 17.564 Phila.. . 16 25.390
Clevel'd. 24 23 .511 ?Detroit.. 14 24.368
Pratt s Don ble Gives
Yanks Lucky Victory
_?*.
Third Straight!
New York (A. L.) a* r h ? * ?
Lilhooley, rf. 4 1 2 4 0 0
PeckinpauKh. M. 3 0 0 1 4 ?
Baker. 3b. 3 0 1 2 0 0
Pratt. 2b. 4 O 2 0 3 1,
P?PP. 1b . 4 0 0 10 1 0
?odie. If. 4 0 1 0 0 0
Miller, cf. 3 0 0 9 0 0
Hannah, c. 3 0 1 1 1 ?
Russell, p. 3 0 1 0 3 0
Total? .31 1 8 27 12 3
St. Louis (A. L.) ab r h o a e
Tobin, cf. 5 0 0 1 0 1
Austin. 3b. 4 0 1 3 1 0
Sisler, 1b. 4 0 2 6 0 0
Dcmmitt, rf . 3 0 1 3 0 0
?Maisel . 0 0 0 0 0 0
Severeid, c. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Smith. If. 4 0 1 2 0 0
Gedeon, 2b. 4 0 1 1 3 0
Nunamnker. c. 2 0 0 3 1 0
Hate, c. 1 0 0 2 0 0
IHendryx rf. 1 0 0 1 0 0
Berber, s?. 3 0 1 4 0 0
tJohns . 1 0 0 0 0 0
Shocker, p. 3 0 0 1 1 0
?Johnson . 1 0 1 0 0 0
Totils.36 0 8 27 6 1
?Ran for Demitt in eighth.
+Batted for Hale in eighth.
?Halted for Gerber In seventh.
?Batted for Shocker in ninth.
New York....O 0 0 0 0,00 0?1
St. I.ouis.0 00000000--O
Two-base hit Pratt. Stolen base- -PecklB
paug'h. Double play -Austin (unassisted).
I>eft on bases New York, 5; St. Louis, 11.
First base on error- St. Louis, 1. Bases on
balls?Off Russell. 2; off Shocker, 2. Struck
out -By Russell, 1 ; by Shocker, 4.
Orioles Victors
Over Newark on
4 Passes in 8th
BALTIMORE, June 7.-Baltimore
won an exciting game from Newark,
2 to 1, this afternoon. Worrell and
Jenson had a great pitchers' battle, the
latter losing his own game in the
eifrhth by forcing over the winning run
with four bases on balls. Egan, Shay,
Lewis and Lawry were the fielding
stars.
The score:
BALTIMORE II. L.i ! NEWARK (T. L.I
al> r h o a el ab r h o a *
Renfsim. cf. 4 0 1 1 0 11 Shay, 2b. 4 0 1 3 ? 0
Mulvev rf . 'J 0 ! 1 1 0' Holly, s?. 4 0 2 3 2 0
Lawn-'. 2b... 32033 0! father. K.... 4 0 ft 1 0 0
Ixniis If .. 2 ft 1 3 1 o;Zlnn. er. 4 0 1 o o r>
?'riffln, lb .. 4 0 19 1 0i Kolseth. lb... 3 0 19 10
Bishop 3b . 4 0 0 1 1 01 Schaefer. rf.. 4 12 2 0 0
Mc-A'.pln ?s. 2 0 0 2 3 1. ?onner. 3b... 4 0 1 2 3 ft
Kftan. o. 4 0 1 7 1 ft? Madden, c... 2 0 0 4 0 0
Worrell, p... 3 0 0 0 2 0' Jensen, p.... 2 o 0 0 0 o
?McLouglilln. 10 0 0 0 0
Totals . ..28 25 27 12 2| Total? ....321724110
?Batted for Kolseth In ninth Inning.
Baltimore . 1 0 0 0 0 o 0 3 x?2
Newark . o l 0 0 0 o o 0 o?l
Two-base hit?;? Sohaefer, Mulrey. Zinn. Dumui.
Steilen basca?Lawry, Mulvey. Double plays?I.aw
ry to Grlfllth; Holly to Shay to Kolseth. Left on
lusos - Baltimore. 9; Newark, f?. First base on
error?Newark, 1. Bases on balls?Off Jenson, 7:
off Worrell, 2. Struck out?By Jenson, 2; by
Worrell. 3.
International League
GAMES TO-DAY.
Jersey City at Binghamton
Newark at Baltimore
Rochester at Buffalo (two)
Syracuse at Toronto (two).
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS.
Baltimore, 2; Newark, 1.
Binghamton, 8; Jersey City, 4.
Rochester, 11; Buffalo, 2.
Syracuse, 7; Toronto, 4.
STANDING OF THE TEAMS.
W. L. Pct.l ?V. L, Pet.
Bing'ton 20 6 .769 Buffalo. 15 14 .517
Roch'ter 17 10 .fiSOBaltim. 15 16.484
Newark.. 13 12 .520 Syracuse 9 18 .333
Toronto. 15 14 .517Jer. Citv 4 18.182
Binghamton's Six Tallies
In Third Beat Jersey City
BINGHAMTON, N. Y., June 7. ? Six
runs in the third inning after two men
were out spelled defeat for the Skeeters
ir, the opening game of the series with
Jersey City here to-day. Fischer and
Kay both tripled in that inning, the
fermer with the bases full. Maude
was too generous with his bases on
balls.
The teams will play a douMe-header
here to-morrow instead of on Sunday.
The score:
BINGHAMTON (L L.?| JBRSEY CITY (I. L.)
at? r h o a el ab r h o a ?
Zlm'man, 3b 1 2 0 4 3 1| Brock, rf.... 4 0 1 0 0 0
Hartman. 2b 2 1 0 2 4 1 Trrlng ss ..400 030
Rilcv cf 2 10 10 0! Menso], If... 401 400
Kav rf " . 2 112 0 OlFelze. 2b.... 4 11 10 0
Flacher U 3 112 0 1' Kro'haus. 2b 3 1 2 14 0
McLanr Hi. 3 1 1 ? 0 0 Hurley., lb.. . 3 0 0 14 0 1
Hanleyss.. 3 0 O 3 3 01 La Bate, 3b. 3 2 1 2 2 1
II "id?* C. 2 0 0 5 1 0! Carroll, c... 3 0 1 2 2 0
Hlarrins ' p . 3 110 3 01 Maude, p.... ?>, 0 0 030
W ' y ?O'Connor ..100 000
Totals ....21 8 4 27 14 31 Totals ...324724142
?Batted for Maude In ninth Inning.
Jersey Citv. 0 0 0 S 0 0 1 0 0?4
Binghamton . 006001 1 0 i?8
Two-base hit?Carroll. Three-base hits?Kay,
Fischer. McLarry. Lebate. Sacrifico hit?Hartman.
Sacrifico flv?Haddock. Double play?Hlgglns to
Hanley to McLarry. Left on base*?BinRbamton, 2;
Jersey City. 4. First baso on errors?Jersey City,
3 Blrighainton. 2. Bases on balls?Oif Maude.
6: cfT Hlirglcis. 1. Hit*?Off Maude. 4 In 8Vi
Innings; off Hlwtins. 7 In P. Innings. Struck ont?
By Maude, j ; by Hlggins, 4. Wild pitch?Maude.
International League
Ar Buffalo: R- H, B.
Rochester.6 12 2 0 0 0 0 o?11 15 3
Buffalo.0 1000010 0-- 2 7 8
Haitertes? He It man and Smllli; Shields and
Meyers.
At Toronto: B. H. K.
Syracuse.0 3 0 0 3 0 0 2 0?7 10 3
Toronto.2 0 10 10 0 0 0?4 8 5
Batterie??Barnhardt and Hopper; Peterson and
Howley.
? ?-r
American Association
Minneapolis, 1 : Indianapolis. 0.
St Paul. H: Toledo. 1.
Milwaukee. 2; Columbus. 1.
Milwaukee, 4 ? Columbus. 2.
Kansas City. 4: Louisville. 2.
Beat Browns 1?0 in Third
Straight, Although Out
hit and Out fielded
ST. LOUIS, June 7.?The Yanke?
rang up their third straight win here
to-day, again downing the Browns.
The score was 1 to 0. As in the cas?
of both prior victories, an extra bas?
safety turned the trick. Del Pratt, a
former loca! idol, brought gloom t?
the Brown contingent when he doublei
in the sixth inning.
The Yankee players .lid not display
their usual strong defence and the
poor handling of the ball gave St.
; Louis many chances to score. How
: ev? .-, in these tight situations Allan
1 Russell, the New York twirler, per
? formed at his best. It was fortunate,
'? however, that the Yanks committed
these foozles when no men were on the
basr?, although in each of three in
, nings Russell was found for two ..it?.
Snooker Better Pitcher
Urban Shocker, who figured in the
trade that sent Pratt to the Yankees,
j faced his old rivals. Shock-r had the
1 better of the mound argument with
? Russell by one hit wh"n he held the
Yankees to eight safeties. The Yanks
: had difficulty in solving Shocker's
' curves consistently, and liad they not
bunched two hits in the S'Xth inning;
would have be"n held run!"?s.
Gilhooley, the fleet outfielder, agaia
paved the way for the Yankee victory,
> as in the ten-inning, game on Thurs
| day. Aftor Russell had flied out in the
j sixth, Gilhooley singled sharply to cen
? tre field. Jimmy Austin threw out
1 Peck. Baker, who foliowed, looked too
! dangerous to Shocker, who purposely
passed him to first. Pratt here in?
serted his double on which Gilhooley
: scored, but when Baker also tried to
reach home he was nipped at the plat?
; on Demmitt's perfect throw.
St. Louis threatened to score in its
half. Smith and Gedeon drove out hita
i in order. Russell then tightened up,
forcing Hale to hit easily to Pratt-end
! Gerber to pop to Pipp. In the third
1 inning, Austin robbed Peckinpaugh of
! a double when he caught a hard liner
1 and stepped on third base to complet?
l a double play.
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jCadore to Toss
One of Dodgers*
2 Games To-day
The sudden thunderstorm that visifc
ed Brooklyn yesterday caused a can?
cellation of the second game of the
series between the Dodgers and Pitta
burgh Pirates at Ebbetts Field. The
enforced idleness of the team brought
about the announcing of a double
header for this afternoon, beginning
at 1:30 o'clock.
As Leon J. Cadore, the commii?
sioned-soldier ball player of the Si*
perbas, will twirl one of the game?
before he rejoins his battalion at Camp
I Gordon, Georgia, the day has been set
! aside in his honor. Cadore, with a
j week's leave, came back to the Dodger?
! last Wednesday and shutout rampant
St. Louis. Since the soldier put on a
I baseball uniform the Dodgers have be
? come almost a new team, winning two
games in a row. Larry Cheney or Dan
Griner will pitch the other Brooklyn,
contest to-day.
Acting upon the suggestion of ft
number of fans who have written
Colonel Charles H. Ebbets, men will
be stationed at the various er.trance?
to accept donations to purchase an
officers' outfit for Cadore. The latter
got a commission from the officers'
school at Camp Upton recently and in
order to equip him with the clothing
befitting his new rank a fund of al?
most ?600 will have to be raised.
Giants Notes
And the rains came and the flood?
descended and the winds blew and beat
upon the Polo Grounds and Ebbet?
Field so hard yesterday that there
were no baseball games played in
greater New York. The Giants needed
the rest. After the wild orgies o?
Thursday Coogan's Comedy Company
at least deserved an afternoon's nap.
The Giants and the Cardinals ?nd
the Dodgers and the Buccaneers will
resume their labora to-day. There will
be double-headers both at the Pol?
Grounds and at Ebbets Field.
Slim Sallee probably will be called
upon to check the obstreperous Card?.
Slim used to be one of them, and h?
delights in showing the old home town
what a mistake was mail? in sending
him away. Poll Perritt nas the same
idea, and he doubtless will have hi?
chance to-day or Monday.
As for Brooklyn, anything is likely
to happen over there to-day. Theif
may be good, high claos ball game*
and there may be a couple of umpired,
lynched. It behooves the Flatbuifc
fans to be on hand.
The Chicago Cubs had lot? of oppof?
tunity to find out yesterday how if
feels to be in first place. It w?J 4
rainy afternoon all over the Nation?!
League circuit.
Strange, is it rot, that Phil Do?f
lass should have been chosen by i??*
to pitch the game that put Mitchell'?
men at the top? Phil has been ill M
many moons and suns, and Thursday'?
was his first start of the season. H?
used to be a Dodger, but presumably"
has overcome that handicap.
There is one bit of balm for tW
Giants. Benny Kauff will stick around
long enough to swing his -jowerfU?
mace against those presumptuou*
Cubs, and mayhap be of assistance i*
driving them back where they belonf?
Joe Wilhoit and Jim Thorpe wUj
have to get a big hustle on to win u?*
coming vacant post in centre Jgjj
The present outlook is that unless M?*
Graw grabs an outsider the two wii?
alternate in the outer garden.
The pitching of Nick Altrock ?? f*
Washington-Detroit gume of Thursday
is deserving of comment. Everybtw
thought that all Nick was good *?*
was to play the clown on the coaenwf
linea. Nick fooled 'em.
The report from St. Louis " tB*
the Browns soon are to have "??.'?2
vices of Carl Wcilman, southP??
pitcher. The tall twirler h?s ****
mannging a team at Hamilton./*?.?
and ha i sent word to the Mound v"|
club that he has entirely recoven?
from the operation he underwent J*"
year and is anxious to get on ?*? *
again.

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