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Interest Locally Now Cen
tred in Boston and New
York, Where Crucial
Games Are Being Staged.
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Though the Chicago Cubs are on deck
here this afternoon with the Phillies,
the chief local Interest will be centred
In the games In Boston and New York,
where the Braves and Giants are mak
ing their respective fights for the pen
nant. Just how little the local fans care
nbout the results of the Raines at tho
Phllly park Is shown dally by the con
stant applause which the scoreboard
draws when the results of each New
York and Boston Inning are put up.
While the pitching yesterday In the
last game with St Louis was not hleh
class by any means, the Phillies should
asiiln have won out easily, and would
have but for wretched work on the bases.
In the last Inning, with one run needed
to lie,
to take
no chance
should hav
nt that
He was just as good at second as he
was at third and Incidentally he would
have scored the tlng run If he had
stii.xed at second.
Game after game has been lost this
season by the Phllllei Just by this same
lack of foresight on the part of the bnse
runners. The fact that the men are not
fast on the paths hurts, of course, but
they would have done far better If they
had used a little Judgment Instead of
trying to get away with something that
would tax a bunch of regular bise
runncrs. At the Phllly-Cardlnal game yesfr
day were "Brick" Mclnnls, first base
man, and Izzy Hoffman, mamger of the
Heading Trlstate club. "Brick" Is a
brother of "Stuffy" nnd Is an exact
duplicate of the Athletics' first sacker.
Brick Is now waiting around Phlladel
I hla for the world's series. He Is In
line shape, and Manager Hoffman stated
that "Brick" had displayed wonderful
Impiovement thli season at Reading.
He had a good start, training nt Jack
sonville with the Mackmen.
Just what havoc baes on balls will
do Is shown by the record of Miller
Hugglns In tho Ave games. The Car
dinal leader has been passed a dozn
Close Race in American
League Likely to Keepv
Regulars in Action Until
Few Days Before Scries.
CHICAGO, Sept. 23.-Anothcr hiatus In
the Ameilcati League schedule today gives
Connie Mack, who has Just arrived here
from Cleveland, a chance to do much
thinking and more planning. A glance
at the pcrce'ntage column Indicates that
unless the Mackmen clean up the re
mainder of their games In the West tht
regulars will not have the opportunity to
get their usual rest before the world's
Last season tho pennant was won
mathematically. In time for all of the
champions who needed a lay-off to take
It. That this method resulted In Im
proved play In the series W'as exldent
from the lesults of the five games. Again
this season Mack platfned to have his
men take plenty of time off to get In
shape, but h was a trllle doubtful to-
dav a to the possibility nf so doing.
else does. These men have entirely dif
ferent method of getting In shape for
an event of this kind. Render using his
time In driving the golf balls on the
links nt the Rala riuh In Philadelphia,
ocrn.xlonally handling the baseball for n.
few minutes. Plank, on the other hand,
takes a complete rust, going to his home
In th! hills on tho outskirts of Gettys
burg, Pa
Mack doe3 not have any set method
of training his men for the series. He
allows each one to get In share the way
he thinks best, and with a band of such
high-grade athletes on his roster, the
lender Is sure that when the day comes
for tho final test each man will be In
the best shape of the season, barrlna
Jut how he will line his men for the
world's series Mack did not say today
he will send them In just as he did In
191.1. This batting order follows: Murphv.
Oldrtng. Collins, Raker, Mclnnls. Strunk,
Barry, catcher, pitcher.
In the game yesterday In Cleveland,
when the Mackmen completel.v over
whelmed the Naps, Mack deviated from
the line-up as shown above He dropped
Raker below Strunk nnd put Oldrlng In
his usual position, batting second In
the games prior to yesterday Oldrlng
times and has scored to time after get- i had been hitting below Strunk, and Bair
UfiK en Jirsi uy iu. hii ruuii". in j.--- t hum uccii jh cv-uuu ,m.:r.
terdaj's game Hugglns drew three passes Raker has not been hitting as he might
and was hit by a pitcher! ball, giving recntlv, and Mack shifted him to set
him a perfect day In strolling. , better results.
t ; n.-,-.u.m,. tht Rnh Shawksv. the rmht-hander whom Connie Mack
but It is thought among the plaers that I landed from the Baltimore club last season, will be one of two youngsters In
the world's series this fall.
As Every Other Institution
Has Fostered the Event,
Pennsylvania Will Likely
Bid for It Next Year.
If you're a welsenhelmer spook an"
wanna call this gent Doobuke we won't
make any kick. Of If ou wanna change
our luck an' try pronouncln' It Doo-
uck we won't say that you're sick. It
might be French, Canuck or Dutch, but
that ain't gonna matter much nor cut
no Ice nohow. Raseballlcally you'll agree
Dctrolt'3 his nationality. An' that'll do
for now.
Jean's star don't slom off all the sky.
His ratln' Im't very high as wlnnln'
pitchers go. For two ears now with
Jennings' clan ho's been a fifty-fifty man.
Or Hughey likes him. though. Ho
works him reg'lar lose or win. An" Jean
gets out an' slam3 "em In with all the
etuif he's got. He's Jennings' best right
handed vet an' may pull off some star
etuff yet beforo his bilt Is she
His slow ball was his stock In trade
when he stepped out In '12 an' made his
noisy big league bow. When Jan came
down from Montreal that slow slant sure
did get 'em all it gets a big bunch nw
Jean isn't like to quit the game, ev'n
If his ol' arm does go lame an' heze
an' snort a bit. They'll stick him in the
field some place, or mab.j play him on
a base, 'cause Jean can field an' hit.
Copyrighted by A. M. Corrlgan.
Career of a Football Player
n WALTER camp.
Hot tinjs when the sun on the brown
sward Is burning.
And running Is torture, for water you're.
You work with a groaning and long for
And that, my young player, 's the task
of September.
Wet davs when the mud on your cleats
is dismaying.
Wlien slant rain is driving and eatchln.'s
mere praying.
You stagger alons as though you weren't
And that, my young player, 's the part of
Cold days when your Angers are numb
and unyielding,
When bleak sale Is shrieking and no
sweater's shielding.
You muff and your signals you hardly
And that, my young player, 's the tale
of November.
Last day. when you tremble with long'
lng and fearln?,
The day of the match and last words
ou'ro hearing.
Then out on the gridiron with blood In
ou ringing,
Ah, then. m young man. we'll see our
Last fall Captain Ketcharo. of the
Yale football team, made himself rtdlcu-
tem In the opening contest with Gettys
burg Saturday afternoon at Franklin
The Water Bureau won the pennant
In the Interurban Baseball League.
This proves with what mighty power
the watir works.
"Fred" Rublen's efforts to fill th po
sition of president of the Metropolitan
Association of the Amateur Athletic
Union will no doubt earn him many
more friends "Fred" as vice president
was most popular and he will receive
such support that his name should be
, a synonym for all that Is aggressive In
I an athletic sense. He is highly quail
j fled as a chief nthlotlc executive and
I will no doubt make a great A. A. I
I leader unless all signs fall.
I What a treat It would be If we had
I the pleasure of witnessing that pacing
match tomorrow at Grand Rapids,
I Mich., between the two pacing kings.
Directum I nnd William. It Is to be j
test for blood, and much money will
likely change hands on the result. With
ideal conditions favoring, It would not
be surprising If a new world's record
was establshed. Directum I seems to
b the better of the two. In recent
trials this thoroughbred showed a world
of speed.
Raseball as a world sport is develop
ing each year. Japan, the Philippines
and other countries are now Interested
In our national pnstlme. Australia has
entered tho progressive nation rlass by
taking up the gamo In earnest. Ro
ports from that continent indicate n
growing popularity. Isn't it pleasing
to know the Yankee sport ts so popular
even in foreign countries?
Athletics' Star, Who Will 1 In Addition There Will Be
Cover Annual Baseball
Classic for Evening Led
ger, Well Equipped and
a Special Contest for Colts
at Narberth Sporting Cup
Race Feature.
Eddie Collins will have to rush home
nnd begin oiling his typewriter if he
expects to have the machine In work
ing order for the world's series, because
Bi.n Johnson has decided that tho dia
mond classic will begin at the earliest
possible date, which is October 8, one
day after the close of the major leagues.
Eddie is going to write the games for
the Evening I.edoeh and what he say3
nbout them, whether tho Athletics win
or lose, will be the real, inside Infor
mation. Many ball players can go through n
game and at the finish they will be
unable to tell Just how it happened
More than once the turning point of a
game has been successfully encountered
by a player anil yet when the heat of
battle had subsided that same player
was unable to state wherein the turn
ing point lay. This is not true of Rddl
Collins. IMdle is one of the keenest
observers the game has known.
Everything is In readiness for the
sweepstakes matinee which will take
place on the track at Belmont Driving
l'ark, Narberth, this afternoon. Four
sweepstakes are on the program, with
the spoiling event being the feature of
tho day. Besides a special event Is
on for colts.
In the sporting sweepstakes Jacquelln
P., by Peter the Great, the filly from
the string of James P. McNIchol. will
go to the wire a favorite, having gone
n mile In 2:1GU. Slllkobel, a, bay colt
by Slllko, owned by Thomng Collins, Is
second choice, with a record of 2:2Hi.
J. L. Murphy's Ida May W., a black
filly by Cozeant, has n record of 2:20'i,
nnd will be a strong bidder for the spe
cial cup and $1000.
Six 3-year colts will go to the wire
In the Narberth sweepstakes.
The Junior sweepstakes brings to
gether six of the best horses In this
In the Zomhro sweepstake the six
colts sired by Zombro, 2:11, son of Mc
Klnney, 2:ll'i. will face the starter. This
contest will be under the conditions of
three one-mile heats, each heat a race.
The Golfers' Aftermath
In lonklnic hm k a short way mer ih mim
mr and fall gnlnr.g a8on nne nf th flrsi
ihlnzs that trlk the Rerime nliser"er l
th- frequem y with whli'h ih jouthful pImth
hae rum. to th foreground J. K Meehnn
Jr of ih North If Ills vuntr riuh. net th
h.ill rolling literally u well n lls'irntl'l
uhen he on ths trophj In the tilth .Meen
at the Hhawnee Invitation tournament from n
flH of men. mom nf whom were mu h older
an 1 more exiierlented thnn he. Anil his w t
a noteworth perfirmance for a outh tlll n
the under nt'lt of HI
S Webster, Jr . eapmln of the Tnlxerslt)
nf Pennsylvania golf tram und h member of
the Prankford Country Club, followed this up
by winning the quillfjlns meddl In tho Un1.i
tournamtnt. and then proceeding to nln tho
riala Cup, awarded the winner of the- first
ivien frum some of the most ronslstemli
.. , .. ."77" . ,, . rool olfer In the clt. And Webster's game
Navy football followers believe they ihrouchout the met was sound and stMd
have again Struck It rich. So do we,' Then along omes .s'urnun Maxwell. IT eiir
at Lieutenant Douglas L. Howard has I oK, hutllmt from the '-''''""', n'' 'h
again accepted the Invitation to act as ' fl&Wfig ',-& a.' 7hTra,.5!
head coach of the future admirals. valley country ciub meetins In order to
, reaoh this nailed state joung Slaxnell had t-
That iMth.r rr,,!,il nt thn flrnt i-nnV defeat tUI h golfers as (V AiyieriUB. I.. I
"itnbbt," Walthour and ("lareneo rar
mm are to meet Sunday In a shi-ps of
mat' h motor rates at the Hrlchton Reach,,
N. Y Motordrome. The distance are
to be 10, H and 23 miles, three hnatn
eaeh. Soundh llko a bis day's work to us.
Another freight car Is apt to be Idle
on some railroad shortly If reports be
true. It Is understood Carl Storrls ts
going to Australia.
sho'jld go to thn ardent youth who sat
turough nine whole innings swathed In
a closely knit i.vveoter. Oh!
"Toni" Quigley. Wllkea-Rarre's fight
promoting geniu. has JUt annnuwed a
coikius good battln for his followers
"l'etn" MVe, the Soattlo lightweight,
an I "Al" Ieviey. the cual baron expert,
are to fu'nUh the fireworks You have
h.mli. Walt.r Ite'.nnlds and Maurlre Itislex
A jouth oho ran ioine through urh a n' I
must surely contain some pretty irood golf.
The went performances nf I, M Waah
burn, the outhful Merlon play". J J Kennn.
Jr , of Lansdnune. and S. L. Jones. Plymouth
ho is sllehtly older than the others mentioned
hut U still far from a veteran, must entourage
nn to helteie thai the future of Philadelphia
golf is In rather compe"nl hands.
The annual imitation tournament of the
lous by statins that he would not con nvr heard t McVey? Why, he is the ' ii,,SIei.hl cricket cut. at Si M.iiiln' iw
boy who beat such lighters as "Tomrm
fjlnty. uf Scranlon. "Young" Dyson, nf
Providante; "Willie" Howard, nf Hrook
ln. "Willie" Siharffei, of Chicago, and
"Pummy" Martin, of New York. A
pretty fine list of kcalps, we imagine.
sent to the players uf old nil being
numbered for the benefit of the spec
tutors, because the game was nut
played for their benefit, but for the
glory of the alma mater, or words to
that effect. Naturally every one laughed
a. .I l.lAf. lr vvniilrl nfit he nns1h)a
for college football team today to ! J'Di"J,TJ, lf.7iSL? ' ?r?rf" vvn
exist without the aid of the public. ' will ha at Jh fight between 'Kid il
AnH hv the nubile, the student bodv 1 Hams, world s bantamweight champion.
Is not meant ine stunenis oi nearly
every college get an exceedingly cheap
rate to all athletic contests. It Is the
outside public which supports football.
just as it supports baseball Hence the
public has some rights. One of their
rights U to know who ts playing. In
the past, particularly since the rules
have been changed so that players may
be taken out of the game and put In
again, these frequent changes have
made it impossible for the spectators
and often the reporters, to follow the
plays correctly, because It was tmpoj
slble to distinguish the players.. Penn
has at last seen that the numbering of
players l essentlaj. The Red and Blue
people realize that if they must have
attendance the games must be prop
tly reported by thj newspapers To
properly cover them, the men reporting
the game must know who is playing.
Any one who saw th Indlan-Pepn game,
the Princeton-Harvard or the Army
Navy games will understand thoroughly
Pena will try ouj, the numbtrlag y-
eek tan scarcely Le dismissed without oiling
attention to the enormous field that had
entered No fewer lhan :' players signified
their Intention of competing for the arloq
Ifaeinnmi nt i rt In the morntn?. mo pla -ers
were sent away at Intervals of five minutes
until . ". In the eenln The affair was con
ducted as perfectly as such an unwlrddy flell
would peimlt. .The slie of the list of en
trants Is an excellent tribute to the popularity
of the etent. The only drawback was that
the committee In inarue nai nee;eciii i rio
and "Young Herman, of Pekln. III., at ( t,i,i mor. ih.n the usual tweke hours of day
Harry Edwards' Olympia Athletic Asso- Hehi. This was an oerslght for which they
elation next Monday night. Kvery time I deserve the sravest ..ensure.
Middle V,kt. but. with Williams now in , ror .h. ia. f,w j.rs that the same names
W9 oest nape, seems a rousn roau appear season alter season, tni tnai tno new
Williams starts It mean a whirlwind ,. ......:Z. ,-. h. I
l.rmun has n r-rw... roctrl In .h. M l r'l . ..,.-? ... """'"".-'. ;.'-
.:. " . ,.?.,,;. . I roster of winner in and around rniladeipnia
ahead for poor Herman.
Heine Zimmerman is here todav. .s
far as we hate learner), he hasn't been
approached hi Harry Edwards or any
other of the fight promoters. Probably
Heine intends to tage all of his bouts at
the Philadelphia ball park.
Hank O'Day is still hanging around, de
spite the rumors that he is to be re
placed Rut Just how long he will hang
before he dies, m.inagerlally speaking,
ts something else again.
Penn may not establish a record num
ber of touchdown) against Gettysburg
Saturday, but the game is apt to be the
hottest for this da-- in auout forty years,
judging by the weather.
comer has but lornparatUely Utile chance to
capture one of the much-coveted trophies that
are tbe rot' of the v. tor
In ihls lonnection It has ben suEeied that
here be annual events for the high handicap ,
i men. and that the low handicap pla)er be
' Ineligible, so as lo give the poorer plaers a '
, chance, and thus enhance the popularity of
! contests anion? lh less skilful It has been '
rumored that the. Bala Holf Club has planned
auch an event for its lub members havia,t
handicaps over ii The site of the field will
, be watched with Interest, and It will be
strange indeed If these contests do not awaken
keen rivalry ana an intense cniausiasm.
Saginaw Wins Pennant
BAT CITY. Sllih aept H Saginaw
won the charepmnshlp of the South Mich
igan League yesterday by defeating tho
Bay Cit baseball tcarr, I to 3. In the
I seventh game of the post-season series.
Ilrooklyii, fii Cincinnati. I (10 Innings).
At. Louis. 3; lilllllcs, .
llontnn. H; lilthliurgli. .
Chicago, lit Xrvv York, 0,
(Iihuco al I'lilliidelplila,
M. I.ouIk at New York (3 games),
Cincinnati at HoMon ('- games),
litt-liursli at llronklyn (3 games).
t hlcngn nt Philadelphia.
rittlurgli at llronklyn.
M. I.ouU nt New York.
Cincinnati at linston.
vv I V c W I P.C
Boston 80 83 .593 liilllles.... 1)7 73 .470
.New ork ili 111 i.i.'i HrooklS-ll. 01 74 4fiS
Chlfiign 74 lid M0 I'lltsb'Eh 02 7S .453
St Louis 73 00 .525 Cincinnati 50 S3 403
Allll'tlcs, 14; CleTeland, 3.
liostnn, fii Detroit. 3 (1st game).
Itostnn. 3) Detroit, 0 Cd game,
8 Innlnsj. rolled),
tltli ago, 0; Washington, I (1st game).
Chicago, 7i Washington, 4 (3d came,
7 innings, called).
Nrtv nrk-St, I.ouls postponed, rain.
New York ut St. Louis.
Other club not scheduled.
Athletic at Chicago. v
Washington at Cleveland.
Nrir York at Detroit.
Itotton at M. I.otili.
W I P C W I P c
.Mhlrllca.. 01 0 .030 Chicago 07 73 .47.".
Boston 3 54 01! St Louis 0.1 70 433
Detroit 75 OS SM New York 03 77 4S(
Wash'eton 73 07 521 Cleveland 45 00 319
Chicago, 2t Haltlmore, 1.
Brooklyn. I; Kna CltJ. (I.
llufTalo, Is Indlanaiiolls, 1.
hi. I.oul, 10; I'lttthurgh, 3,
Chicago al Baltimore.
fiaia ( lt ut Brooklyn.
Indianapolis al Buffalo.
.St. Louis at I'lttsliurgli.
Indla'p'lls 7!) ll 501 nrooklvn 70 00 31.1
Chicago 7S 01 Mil Kan City 04 74 404
Baltimore 72 03 333 St Louis no 7R 433
Buffalo . 71 03 522Plttsb'gh. 34 SO 403
Newark. 9; Baltimore, 1.
Provident -. U. .Irr.ey City. S 110
Buffalo, 3l Kochester, 3 (9 Innings, tailed,
Toronto, 15; -Montreal, 0 (1st game).
Toronto, 2; Montreal, 2 (2d game,
0 innings, called, darkness).
W L P C W L P.C.
'rovldence 82 3 OUIUItimore 72 74 403
Bunilo 66 38 307 Newark, 09 70 470
BOrRBIltr 'el iBWWfflllll' Q
Toronto. - " . j.
The chances are that If the University
of Pennsylvania track authorities take
the proper Initiative the Intercollegiate
A. A. A. A. cross country championship
for 191B will bo held In Falrmounl Park.
The association has definitely approved
the system of rotation, nnd every uni
versity able to furnish a suitable course,
Pennsylvania alono excepted, has been
given this meet. It hns been held nt
Princeton several times, twice al Boston
under the auspices of tho M. I. T., oncu
at Cornell and last year nt New Vork,
under tho auspices of Columbia. Uni
versity This fall the meet has been
awarded toYnlc, and will bo held nt Now
Haven on the morning of the Harvard
Yale game, November 22.
Pennsylvania has nt her door one of
the most Ideal cross country courses In
America, nnd one that Is probably as
hard as the famous ono over tho hills
In nnd about Ithaca. Kvery conceivable
kind of running can be found In tho
paijt. In addition, Pennsylvania could
furnish the best kind of dt easing quarters
at tho University and other boat houses
along tho Schuylkill.
The candidates for the Quaker cross
country team will be called out on Tues
day of next week, when Coach George
W. Orton will give, them an easy run
through the Park. ' There Isn't much
chance of n Penn victory this year, for
the Quakers have lost three of their
best runners of last year, McCurdy,
Langner and Madeira, while Cornell has
retained most of her 1S13 stars. Last
year McCurdy was third, Langner ninth
nnd Madeira l.'tli. If Madeira hnd fin
ished within the llrst six men Penn would
hae won the meet.
Of last year's team the Quakers have
only C'aptnln Huston, who was 31st. and
Stroud, who wns IStli. Ted Mere
dith, who tried cross-country running last
year as nn experiment, has decided that
he wasn't intended for this Fort of woik,
nnd won't try It again. Karl Humphreys,
who was III most of last fnll, Is out
to make a reputation for himself this
fnll nnd hns leported In good condition.
Another mnn from whom much Is ex
pected Is Peeso, the star of Inst year's
freshman team.
But this team can hardly bo expected
to win from Cornell, whose team still
has Hoffmlre, the Intercollegiate two
mile champion, second In the cross-country
run; Frederlckson, Burke and Spelden,
who finished 11th, 13th nnd 1.1th, respec
tively, not to mention Potter, who was
prevented from running through sickness.
English Soccer Results
LONDON. Sept. 23. Two important
Scottish League games were decided yes
terday. Hearts entcrtnined the Improved
Ayr United nnd winning by 1 to 0 liavo
now got a clear lead at the top of tho
tabic of fivo points. Hibernians were
at home to CI v.i e and continuing their
success won easily by 3 to 0. In the f rst
division of the English Association
League, Liverpool Journeyed to Black
burn to tackle the Hovers, but found
them too good and lost by 4 to 2.
Hale & Kilburn A. A.
Plans Second Annual Set
of Games October 3 En
try List Expected to Be
The Halo & Kilburn Athletic, Associa
tion will hold n track and field meet un
der the nusplces of the Amateur Athletic
Union Saturday afternoon, October 3. It
Is the second annual "field day and prom
ises to be a big ovent.
There will bo six open handicap events,
seven closed events nnd an Invitation In
dustrial relay race. An IntcrclaBs cross
country run, closed to tho students of
the Northeast High School, Is also sched
uled. The athletic events will be pre
ceded by a ball gamo.
Silver cups, silver medals nnd bronze
medals, respectively, will be given as
first, second nnd third prizes In all tho
events. A record-breaking entry list Is
expected. Entries close Monday, Sep
tember 2S, with K. J. Rankin, 1206 Chest
nut strcot, Philadelphia.
Tho javelin throw will be one of tho
open events to bo decided nt this meet.
Just nt this time a lot of Interest has
been aroused In this stunt. Some of
the local boys have becomo quite pro
ficient nnd will make nn assault on the
record recently made nt tho Middle At
lantic Association championship games
nt Uyberry.
Tho Mercury Athletic Club plans to
hold Its very popular set of closed track
and f eld games during tho wdnter months.
Track dual contests nre nlso planned
with the leading Institutions In this sec
tion. The Middle Atlantic Association hns
offered $100 to tho James K. Sullivan Mo
morlnl Committee, which proposes to
erect a shaft to the memory of tho de
ceased athletic father.
The Mlllrose Athletic Association, now
that It possesses a cinder path the equal
of nlmost any In the city, has applied
to the Amateur Athletic Union for per
mission to hold this year's ten-mile na
tional running and seven-mile walking
championships. The grounds nre located
on the Old London Streets on Broadway.
The track, which Is modeled after that
In Mndison Squaro Garden, is ten laps
to the mile, and several thousand spec
tators can be seated comfortnbly, Mel
Sheppard, who Is now nfMllated with tho
Wanamakcr organization In tho capacity
of nmateur athletic ndvlser, stated yes
terday the Championship Committee had
practically agreed to awnrd the title races
to the Mlllroso Club, provided It could
live up to the Amateur Athletic Union
requirements, which Sheppard says It
undoubtedly can do.
"Ted" Meredith, of tho University of
Pennsylvania, national 440-yard cham
pion; Tom Hnlpln, of Boston, ox-natlonal
440-ynrd champion, nnd Homer Baker,
Now York Athletic Club, tho present
American and English champion for 880
yards, will compete in the annual athletic
tournament under the nusplces of the
New York Athletic Club, nt the club'a
country homo, Travcrs Island, N. Y
Saturday, September 26.
Joseph Snellenburg's Flyer
Has Clear Til-In. In Pkn, i
pionship of Local Cruisers J
by Its Many Victories Last
The mclng season for cruisers In thuj '$
section of the country Is practically over, vl
but tho yachtsmen, who have had their -''
boats competing In the many crulw 'j
contests during tho oast three mnii.. f,
nro still talking and figuring on the prob.
able outcome of the different races, which
aro now a matter of history.
While almost every club In the Del. J
ware River lacht Itaclng Association
pulled off some sort of a cruiser rice,
there were but five real cruiser contests
on the Delaware, of which three carried
championship honors.
The Mlrna, owned by Joseph Snellen
burg and flying the emblom of the Ocean
City Motor Boat Club, is tho champion
cruiser on tho Delaware, having won a
championship and a spqclal race and fin
ished second In the Baltimore contest
Tho Margucrito II, owned by Commodore
A. C. Cartlcdgc of tho Keystone Yacht
Club, Is runner up, having won two sec
011(1 3.
Tho first event wns the handicap cruiser
race, on May 15 and 16, from Esslngton
to Overfalls. The second contest was the
..n.iu.i.,, u.mon .-lin.il, J IUM3II1I on JUI1S hj
12 and 13 from the Keystone Yacht Club,
Tncony, to Overfalls and return, a dls-
tnnce or l&S nautical miles.
On June 27 the handicap championship
event for glass cabins and express crul
sers from the West End Yacht Club, of
Chester to tho Trenton Yacht Club, a dls
tanco of 13 nautical miles, was run off.
The next race. In fact the most Impor
tant on the Delaware, since tho race to
Bermuda wns called off, was the run
on July 22, 23 and 21 from the Camden
Motor Boat Club to the Maryland Motor
Boat Club, Baltimore, Md., a distance of
S6S nnutlcal miles, being for champion
ship honors. , Tho last contest, for a
special trophy, was on September 12, from
tho Riverside Yacht ciud, Esslngton, to
Ship John Light and return a distance
of 81 miles.
Julia May, with Rear Commodors
James Farley at the -wheel, flying the
colors of the Trenton Yacht Club, wai
tthe winner In clasa A of the race on
June 27 from Chester to Trenton, while
tho Wnhnctah. owned by William V,
Leach, of the Anchor Yaoht Club, Brla
tol, won In class B. While on the wr
a storm broke, putting the skippers to
a severe test.
In the Baltimore- raca the Flyaway
III, a wonder In cruiser craft, own4
by Thomas B. Taylor, from the Port
AVashlngton Yacht Club, of Now York,
starting from scratch and conceding
handicaps up to 17 minutes and E5 ses
onds, caught tho other nine cruisers
just after passing Winter Quarters
Light, 17 miles out to sea. It finished
the 36S-mlle run In 23 hours and M
minutes, 17 hours before the next ertft,
tho Caleph, appeared, winning the
championship tltlo. The Minna won ,
second championship honors and fin
ished second In class B.
Dr. Eugene Swayne's Eugenia won
the special trophy race on September
12, coming home ahead of 11 other
44 103 309
The announcement that Yale celebrated
Its first actual gridiron prnctlce on Yalo
field behind closed ga'tes came as some
thing of a shock to tho collego world
after the New Haven correspondents had
sent broadcast the Information that one
of the reforms which Head Coach Frank
Hlnkoy intended to initiate wns to keep
the Igates open to tho undergraduate
public. At that time Hlnkey 'was quoted
as declaring that secret practice was
much overdone nnd that ho would devote
most of his time to tenchlng straight
football, and that If his charges could
execute It perfectly he didn't care whether
they played any new-fangled football or
not. The announcement was received with
decided approval by the Intercollegiate
Thpm mnv he some sneclnl reason for
Yale's extraordinary piccautlon at this
ttme, and the gntes may still be flung
open more widely than ever befoie in
a short time. I'robnbly the principal
reason for holding secret practice at this
tlmo was the fact that Yale's Urn nppo
nent on Saturday will be tho L'nlversity
of Maine.
If It be granted that there Is some ad
vantage In secret practice Its value la
more than offset by the loss of under
graduate Interest. The balance of power
Is frequently provided by tho under
graduates In a critical game, and if the
students have had the gates shut In their
faces very often they won't know their
own players, nor will they support them
! In the enthusiastic manner they would
I If they felt free to watch the practice
whenever they wished. Ex-Captain
' Hobey Baker, of Princeton, put lino
j operation a reform of this kind Inst year
I when, at his request, the gntei were
I open to the students most of the time.
, O. course, there are times when It Is not
1 desirable that any one should watch the
1 pructlce but these times ate fewer than
i most coaches are willing to admit.
Princeton proved that to Its own satis-
faction, and If a good many other In
stitutions carefully analyzed the sltua-
tlon they would come to the same con
I elusion
Foothill conditions at Michig.tn
wouldn't be normal If Co.tch Fielding H.
Yn.t did not develop one or mote sen
sLtlmm In his back field. Last sear It
was James Craig, a brother of Halph
1 CraU, tho former Oljmplo sprinting
champion, who had almost as much speed
' ii his track brother. Halfback Craig
was probably the fastest man on any
, krldiron last year with the possible ex-
' ci-ptlon of Murshall. of Pennsylvania. In
fact he was so fast and brilliant that he
' dlmmod the star of quarterback Hughltt
1 who, under ordinary circumstances, would
have been almost as brilliant n player.
In addition to Hughltt tliU ear Mlchl-
i gan has a new fullback bj the name of
Maulbetsch He comes fioui one of the
1 Detroit schools and promises to be a
i second Uarrells. He Is unusually expert
In the receipt of the forward p.is and
i during the last few days has done most
' of the Michigan's scoring against the
sreond eleven.
1 Yale has a man In her backfield who
Is now being boomed as a second Ted
Coy He is Legore. th former Mercers
burg fullback. Football experts who saw
Legore periorm iui ear tor tne vale
freshmen pronounced him the best fresh
man fullback on any gridiron He -vus
certainly a wonder as a schoolboy, and
if he has Improved as he should have
done be will be a welcome addition to
tho Ells'
backfield, none too strong nt
Not until some time Friday, possibly
not before Friday evening, will any one
know the exnet line-up of the Penn
team for the game with Gettysburg. Tho
fight for positions, not only In tho line,
but In the backfield, is so even and ken
that tho coaches themselves don't know
who their eleven best players will bo.
The Cornell cloven formally onens the
gridiron season this nfternoon with a
game against Urslnus. A few years ago,
when the team from Collegovllle con
tained such players as Cay nnd the
Thompson brothers and were coached by
"Whltey" Price, they were a formidable
opponent for any team. But they were
easy meat for Cornell last year and
should be as easy today.
Morning piactlce at Pennsjlvanla yes
terday consisted of a long blackboard
tnlk. principally on defense, followed by n
demonstration on the field of the things
In the afternoon Brooke and Dickson
spent a long time In drilling the ends
nnd halfbacks In setting tlnwn under
kicks and In blocking. Seelbarh, Koons,
Murdcck, Vreeland, Wray, Uikharl nnd
Hopkins were used. Hopkins and Urk
hart make n good Impression.
Mathews and Carter then practiced
place nnd drop kicking with men break
ing through to block. They got off some
beauties from the 30 and 40-yard lino.
Thorough tackling practice with the
flying dummy was next In the order of
tho day, the men thowed their usual
early season form in this, tackling high
antl uncertain, but under Brooke nnd
Dickson Improvement may be looked for
In hort order.
At 5:30 the. exhausting heat had
subsided somewhat, so the men put on
their head gears for a scrimmage with
Harold Gaston's fighting souths.
Mathews kicked off to Lindsay who ran
It back to his own 20-yard line. The
sciubs lost the ball on downs, due to n
fumble nnd Hetrv punted to Merrill, who
returned It 20 yards before being downed.
Gains by Mathews and Merrill put the
ball down In tho scrubs' tcnitory. Gas
ton s men held firm, and Nick Carter
went In lo try for a place kick. His
attempt hit the cross bar and the ball
bounded hack Into the field for a touch
back. Scrubs' ball on their own 20
y.irtl line After unsuccessful attempt
to gain, Berry again punted to Merrill.
I who returned It 1.1 yards. Ballon wns
sent In to replace Merrill on tho varsity
, and Rockefeller to telleve Mathews.
Vaislt:' etnrteil another march toward
the scrubs' goal by means of fierce line
plunges by JoneH and a 15-yard run by
Hughes. Tho ball went to the scrubs
when a varsity man was penalized for
offtlde play. The scrubs kicked the ball
out of danger.
Rockefeller and Jonei alternated nt
fullback and did consistent gaining
The bull was soon down In the scrub
territory. Gcleyn was laid out by a
blow on the head and was replaced by
Clothier. It was ascertained la.it nluht
that the injury was not teilous. Rocke
feller tool, it over for the only touch
down Carter kicked a goal. The work
of Mike Dows was a feature He oppened
holes big enough to march the Get man
army through. Mathews plaied a great
game, makiu gsomc wonderful gains, and
showed good defensive ability Harry
Junes showed that he has lost none of
his old-time playing ability. Al Journey
displayed a remarkable steadiness for
being so new at the centre position.
That Harold Gaston is going to have
an unusually scrappy aggregation Is evi
dent. Berry he has as clever a man for
his weight as there Is on the field, while
the Price brothers, Gellyn and Hendsay
are as gamo a bunch of bantnms as ever
laced a shoe. McBrayer and Hennlnf
are showing business and are hard play
ers, Their work yesterday caused them
to be added to the varsity squad.
The varsity squad now have the train
ing table nnd training quarters to them
selves. It consists of Captain Al Journey,
Mike Dorlzas, Mike Russell, Tubby Wlth
prow, Mike Carter, Ned Harris. Loo
Norweld, Pepper, Hennlng, McBroyer,
Murdock, Seelback, Hoover, Vreeland,
Wray, Hopkins, Unkhart.
Gottwalls and Moffct were among the
"unnoticed bystanders," being the first
recruits for the hospital squad. "Gotty"
has 'a wrenched ankle, while "Poo"
Handcock has forbidden Moffet scrim
mage until his vaccination gets better.
Erny Wlnns, captain of the 1910 Penn
sylvania team and All-American centre,
was out yesterday, supporting Pat Dwyer
with tho linemen. Crane, last year's
tackle, was also a visitor.
In spite of rumors to the contrary,
Welsh nnd Stack, the two whirlwind
freshmen from Dean Academy, arrived
yesterday and were out for practice. The
yearlings keep on winning, but It will
be hard to estimate the material before
Monday, as It cannot be certain how
many will satisfy the rigid scholastic
standards of the University.
Tin line-up:
Vnrtlty. flerub.
Horkln left end .,.. MiybtrrT
Noruald left tackle. ,ltcBrr"
Iluirell left guard Hennlnf
Journeay centre E. Price
tCarter, Moone) (Butler),
Porlzaa rljht tuird ....... Towntenl
Harris right tackl Brows
d'eprer) ,
Wray risht end T. Price
I Vreeland, Koons)
Merrill quarterback UninT
(Ilallou. Irnln) .,,
Jones rlsht halfback ........ Taylw
lluuhea left halfback Berry
MHthey fullback ,-LJf'!,nd
(Itorkcfeller) (Clothier)
CHICAGO, Sept. 23.-Head Coach A.
A Stagg, of the Chicago University
team. Is confined to his bed wdth an at
tack of neuritis. It was learned yester
day. He was absent from the field for
the first day of practice, this being th
first time In 22 years. It Is expected
that ho will be able to resume his duties
next week.
STATE COLLEGE? Pa.. Sept. 23--
tetter athletes have come Into Penn Stats
with the frechman class than those who
entered from the high schools of Pnlla.
delphla and ether Institutions of that
vicinity. So favorable has been the show-
1 .. - V l..v- .ltd, tVlV will
in .u n iiuiiiuer ut iiiu.i, iii.i ...-
likely make the football team during tneir
first year in college, an unusual honor, it
the first scrimmage practice held last Sat
urday Is any criterion, tome of last eat a
regulars will be" put aside this season to
mako way Tot such men as Whetstone,
the crack West Philadelphia High Pchool
captain and "All-Scholastic'' ""V1?.
last season: Cubbage. from Central
School; Hlgglns, of Peddle Jnit"t!'
Fleck, of Radnor High School, and .J
gcrlon. of Ambler High School.
Dave Kerr Back at C. H. S,
The Central High School teams have
been greatly augmented by Dave ""
return to school. Kerr was a """""
of two varsity teams last year. "?.',!,.
he may not be eligible for foo ball tw
fall. It is thought that ha ' h?,vr'on A
high enough s. l.olaHic standing lftr UJ ! l
to play basketball. """ "": w4j.
school at the same time with Ktrr. "
unable to ic-enter. ) -
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