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tfditorial in Pennsylvania!!, the U. of P.'s Daily Organ,
r ,. .Insists Instructor Must Not Train 1915 Eleven as
It- :
no Middle Ground Course Is Open.
Coach George Brooke must go. There
Is rid taldJlo cotfrm dpen. Such Is the
hint of an editorial printed In the l'enn
eyivanlnn, 'lie dally publication of the
University of Pennsylvania.
The editorial contradicts the editorial
published on Saturday criticising those
vtyib gave publicity to the voto tnkort by
members of the varsity football team,
in wnit tney declared themselves op
posed, to Coach Brooke, and says It Is
n good thing for football nt Penmyl
va'pla that v the sreat barrier protecting
vtbe head coach from criticism has been
removed. " '
"The vote of the Varsity plajers tcp
resents tho opinion of the score of men
wile are absolutely the best Informed
to Jtr. Brooke's coachtngr ability.
Their opinion, offered to the A. A. Uoaid
of Directors as a sort of experts' report,
should be strongly considered by that
body. It seems humanly Impossible for
MJ-; Brooke to bo, next fall, tho head
coach of a (cam of veterans of which
therefore the nucleus of which), have
ald they dm not trust his ability,
"Mr. Brotkc, despite tho sentiment
Attributed to him, that lie will not 'quit
a loser,' can scarcely bo expected to
carry 'sameness' to the point of trying
ti coach a team which does not believe
'In him. He could not puvheart In his at
tempts td guide such .a team, even though
he were omniscient as a gridiron tutor.
His men could not work with even an
approach of enthusiasm under Instruc
tion which It did not think sound or
adeiiuae As for 1818 additions 0 his
squad, their statement of principles of
last Thursday was less a vindication? of
Mr llrooke fwhnm tllpv An not lrnnur nn
the varsity docs) than It was a defense
of tho Pennsylvania system (tthlch was
ndt In question).
"Th Football Committee cannot Ignore
the varsity's advice, which came straight
from the shoulder, prompted by a sin
cere wish to serve Pennsylvania, spar
ing no one. It will be compelled to pre
vent Mr Brooke being head coach In
more than name.
"The University, down to men who
have distrusted Mr. Brooke for more
than a year, supported the team valiant
ly this season. It stood by a losing
eleven because It was a game eleven.
Secretary of State Game
Commission Pleads for
Protection o Birds by
' Farmers and Huntefs'Here
Secretary Kalbfus has written a series
of Interesting articles on State game
questions which will appear In the
KvB.viNa Ledcjeh from time to time-.
Tho first Instalment, addressed to the
Sports Editor, Is as follows:
"Some time In October I wrote you
relative to game protection and the pos
sibility of game Increase In Pennsylva
nia and attempted to express the Idea
that, to my mind, the sportsman only
was the man who had up to this time
given protection to our game and wild
birds, I have never known a churcn
iii.in. unless he was also a sportsman, to
spend a minute of his time or a cent of
his money to help place laws upon our
books relative to these subjects or to
help enforce thcBo laws after they were
"I have known but few farmers who,
unless they were also sportsmen, ever
did one thing for the birds, the llfework
of which makes success possible on the
farm. Sportsmen, the men who In the
minds of many are mostly loafers and
alt destroyers, are the only ones who
acted when necessity required and have
stood between our game, especially our
birds and sure destruction. A bushel
of grain placed where Bob White can se
cure It means more to him and his fam
ily than all the suggestions that can be
offered by all the people In the county
where they are about to die of (Starva
tion. " desire, also, to have It distinctly un
derstood that there Is a vast difference
between a 'sportsman' and a 'sport,' the
tlret respecting the rights of his fellow
men In all things, loWng nature, taking
reasonably of the things nature provides
and doing his utmost to continue to com
ing generations the things that have made
this world pleasant to him. and to that
end is willing to give as well as take.
"The 'sport,' utterly regardless of eon
sequences, lives for himself alone, and
gives no thought to the possible result
of bis actions, he eares for nothing, so
Ions as be has his desires gratified to
day and it seems to me that all the
ueople of the world might be divided Into
these two eiasses All 'sports' do not wear
red necktie.
"I some years ago attended a meeting;
f sportsmen at Columbus, O. Qovvrnor:
Jlyron T. HerrlcK spoke at the banquet.
d among other things sqtd 'You have
iuu In suasion here, for three days. Your
delegates are gathered from almost every
State m this Union, evejj far-sway Alas
Jj s represented I have been present at
several sessions I have had . ropre
IsBjatetiYe here present at all the sessions,
mMf understand that not once by any of
Ik -many here assembled has the queg-
Ol 0IllliertHlsiM uvcu tuviiiiuuvu.
It to you as Individuals has bean
, no eoRstdaraUoB. Your entire effort
tq have been directed: toward the
ration i national resource), to
presarvlojs ajd" etxttlBuIng to those who
may follow you U tW world the thluga
tht hate helped to make this life to j
you worth living tM InresU. toe Bowers,
W birds, same, t)b. a mre water sun
Hl I vw kw what &fxmnsMp:
want before tW tine, and swore yott
t oral to A WHMa iHMHtfcjtf day,' The
Mil work of MJ&K ieHow mm car-,
tt4 i by this a, a tbe renreseuta-
I u
tt of Atmrifi t Vmmt during the
if Ant war deuMtnsinoes h is sttU keep-
-fctS hts yterolae at is dtiu; ail in Ms
to Mell4 mtH'fns aruuu nun
1W$ wid Xottm Sl4
4otiiH'f Uia)aV ;'" '.'OJlo Naitoaaj
4A!taTO. are tieo tVr Itw laJ.il 0 zb.
,li. 1" ilili Bt'ieaii uaagu
at .bftoe sjia $ ffeJM AAat..j rf
et rti.aeeesfr i iw eiaeo is ,u ,
ii dxa mM l n s. rti Maeca
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weak Jn technique, but unconquerable (n
spirit. Once the season ended, under
graduate sentiment began to eryslallao
It opposed: Mr. Brooke. But changing
coaches Is like swapping horses, and had
It not been for the varsity's action last
week the Issue Would not have come to
head for veeks or even months.
"There are two vital questions to be,
considered In selecting a. hew coach.
One Is this! Does Pcnnslvanla'a foot
ball hlntorv of the last eight years In
dicate that the Pennsylvania system Is
at fault that nbt only a new chauffeur
but also a new machine la needed? In
other words, should wo do what Cornell
did; take as coach a graduate of an
other university and entrust to him the
task of building Up a new 'system?' This
does not seem to be necessarily true,
but It should be thought of.
"On the other hand, we must have
sensible criteria for selecting a coach.
For Instance, It Is no more reasonable
to say, now, that Mr. Brooke Is an In
competent coach, because he has ted n
poor team at Pennsylvania, than It was
to believe he was n good coach, because
he led succeisful teams nt Swarthmore.
Itlnckey, Hnugliton, Slinrpc. Yost every
I coach must be Judged by something more
fundamentally significant than 'the re
sults of Saturdays' games.'
"There will be no sportsmanship In
Pennsylvania football next 'season If Mr.
Brooke, a repudiated coach, Is In chargo
of a team which Is now on record as
believing him a failure. The University
Is not behind Mr. Brooke.
"Mr. Brooke la a truly loyal Pennsylva
nia man. He has performed great services
to his University, both In his playing
days and In his official connection with
Bed and Blue athletics. But the Uni
versity Is not behind him, because It holds
him responsible for two football seasons
that hae mado Pennsylvania seem ridicu
lous In comparison with half a dozen
small colleges The second season was
worse than the first, and the Pennsylvania
undergraduate Is not content to sit back
nnd calmly await another series of 31 to 3
and 41 to 0 scores
"The last barrier against criticism of
the head coach was torn down wlen the
team cast Its vote. In a way It Is not
so unfortunate that the matter leaked
out. we all Know now just where wo
stand, and we may expect that the Foot
ball Commlttco will select as next sea
son's tactical leader a man who will at
least lay the foundation stones for a year
of champion Pennsylvania teams."
Host of Local Schools Will Have to
Build New Elevens.
With the close of the present football
season tho various local academies are
looking forward to tlio prospects for next
ear. Several elevens will be entirely
disrupted through losses by graduation
The Pcnn Charter champions of the In
teracademlc. League, and one of the best
teams In the history of the Institution,
wlllliurfer most severely and wilt be but
a shadow of Its former self when Coach
Mcrrtt-calls out his 1315 candidates. Epis
copal has the brightest outlook, since only
five men all told will be missing from the
Churhmen's line-up.
Penn Charter will lose heavily on the
line. J. Moore nnd Kindle. nlt-Academlc
ends, will go, as well as Pennock, Led
jard, Vnndu&en and Hoover. Sangry,
Pennock's capable mate at tackle, will
be the only regular linesman back at
rchool. The backfield loses most heavily
In the graduation of Cuyer and Hallo
v ell. In Guyer, Penn Charter had the
best of the InterAcademlc punters and a
c&pahle man at heaving the forward pass.
Episcopal Academy should be the lead
ing figure In the Interacademlc race In
:915. Thp backfield will remain Intact,
except for the loss of Diddle, who goes
to Princeton. The line loses two valu
able ends In Earl and Bonsack. Cupid
looks promising to fill In one of tne
wh'gs. Tackles will be well taken care
of by Earp and Hunt, who each have
three moro years at Episcopal.
Qermantown will be deprhed of hor two
sterling ends. Coffin and Cahall. -It.
Cllffe, tackle, and .Moorhead, guard, will
be graduated, as will Crawford, who Is
an all-around linesman. Lamb, captain
of next year's team, and F. Cllffe will
rtlurn to play tackles, and Martling will
be back at guard. Race, who was In
eligible for the big games this season,
rill also be used on the line. The great
est loss suffered by the backfield Is In
Ilnmsdell. the quarterback, whose able
generalship and end running featured all
of Qermuntown's contests. Umstead will
also be missing. Holmes and Ieenberg,
the latter Ineligible during the past sea
son, will be the strongest of the candi
dates for backfield berths.
Game Is "With Muhlenherc
Pnnilvsnta. has good ehances Jn buketbtll
Ibis jrjar Th tram ihould be itronser than
anv that Pennsylvania baa had for levaral
At tbe tarn time thti deas
not suaranln a vlatery Id h Intvcolltzlate
league beraiua all of th teams with the
iicepilon of Dartmouth are expected to be
roaaUered stronger this aeaton than thiy
were teat Of laat year's squad PenniylvanU
baa lot Bloom Freed, Crana and Carter. The
rciulara of laat year who ere aim available
are Captain Seelbach, Wallace, Hard wick and
Bullitt Tbtaa four men fprm a aucleua for a
vtrt alroiit team The freehmen are of laat
year brlnsa In aome tery good material la Alt
man. Gal lien. E J McNlchol. Evana and
S??1" McNlchol la tbe son of Jamea
McNlchol who la ao pot erf u In FennarlraDia
polltlea Thla la (be third ton o Ihe Mc
Nlchol family who- promlwa to make good In
Perm's baakttuiU team. Ite will trobably
utay at forward Jn the- opening game next
Bmurday and ihould make a poaltloa on th
team. Adman has beta showing ur v,tl B
guard to practice wLII Bvans baa been clay
ing a star game at forward. A large namber
of ether men are aleo out fw (be tram, ao
that It wilt not tie from
tck of material: it
I'eonirivaiua tnouu nave
poor bi niuk-
alar, WHllauwn and Stoktui aeem th beet of
tkr olher men on tbe aauad
Tbe tret game la with MuhieDburg on Sat
urday alsht the Uolventlty of Pensairirasa
gauiaUm The AUenteoa CoUeg aaa ay
lay eepeejaay stress la saaKeaWIt
Ttiineytvaala xrfl keAe to put up a very seag
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Since laBt Thursday's meeting of the varsity football players of the University of Pennsylvania, Coach
Brooke's name has become a cue for athletic gossip. The students voted unanimously that he be ousted
and this precedent has created talk all over the country. Arguments pro and con have been ad
vanced to solve the question.
Red and Black Tutor Will
Not Resign, as Reported.
Central May Get New
Coach for Next Year.
Coach George Johnson will again act in
the capacity of gridiron tactician at
Northeast High School In 1013. Despite
the many unauthentic reports to the ef
fect that the star Red and Black coach
will sign a college contract next year,
Johnson Insinuates that he will not cur
tall his duties at the 8th street and Le
high aenue school.
Following the stellar showing of the
Northeast eleven this season, a number
of "wiseacres" In scholastic and collegiate
ranks started rumors that Johnson will
be seen with a university team next year.
However, he put the kibosh on the cir
culation of these reports when he an
nounced his Intentions of remaining at
the school.
It is more than probable, though, that a
new football coach will be on hand at
,f!ouston Field next season when the Cen
tral High school xootDall candidates are
called out Dr. Alexander A. Howell,
who has coached the Crimson and Gold
since 1WM, may resign,
Coach Howell Is quoted as saying that
his duties at Central High have greatly
Interfered with his profession For the
good of his practice It Is likely that
Howell will be conspicuous by his ab
sence at 29th and Somerset streets next
NiTW TORK, Dec T-The official batting
averages of the International l-eajue have been
announced, In the Hat are 2lplayers with aver
ages above TOO per cent. The real leader of
tho league waa 8 bean, of Providence, who bat
ted .&1i In It U games The average of Cre.
of Baltimore, who was recalled to tbe New
York Americana after participating In 11
games waa .11 Krltchcll. of uulfala and To
ronto. In SO xamea had an averaae of sin n4
uaanifin. ok mi
j . r - , . . . . : r -- "
ontreai. in it games an average
Evers Jn Amateur Bole
CHICAGO, Pee. T Organlxed' baaeball and
Federal League playera united In a game jta
terday for the aid of tbe family of Arnold
Hauaer An all-star nine, compoeed of Chica
go Federal, Nationals, Americas and S4a
Kranelacq player, defcaled an ainaeur team. 3
Ii I In a aeteu-lnhlog Indoor game and
ralacd IzOOM. John Extra, who una Wet for
the game. placd aeoond baaa In bla old Chi
cago unUofB) for tb amateur team
Herrmann in New York
chairman of the rvi
t Qarrv Herrmann
atkosa) Commlaateo and
orefMstu or IB (.-laeinsau itaeu, arrived yea,
twoay (rem Olacloaati toattend the baaeball
weettag tut will b held'W tsU week
Vlox, Loyal to BJrate
dawa n tfltt tpm Ik iveoitiada eaetiwtu
telWB) to fbe Pirate ' iiwta;
Haley to S1f Maupome Here
OU agate o tMarded the
tHae Defeats Ctootiraii
Taaa 1H I Urr. I Uue Jtf
tuthrai, H41 tu 7' lu a Still i J
ua at h I t i i ul t Ave
raajrecr Maaui
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(eawt aenwrni rsrer jeasajaiie, taa
wvvwm'v w 'ww e"fs-9p-v Miee vafcejeewpi
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When the players' call to arms against
George Biooke, head coach of tho University
of Ifcnns)lanla football team, was .ratified by
tho official college paper editorially this morn
ing, the lundamcntal fault of American Inter
collegiate football it as revealed In its glaring
nudity Waa It becaueo Lirooke was thought to
bo n poor coach that ho has been made tho
scapegoat of the Ited and lilue football sea
son? No, It was became the tram LOST. U
uuie had been championship material on tho
Penn aralty during tho lull campaign and
thu eleven had won titular honor, nu una
would hae thuught of 'ousting" llrooke, even
though he would have bien no better coach
uuuer those conditions than lis I today. Th.)
Jln. Is not that llrooke I. or la thought to
le, an Incompetent lootball teacher, but the
im.ii mut win Its games, no mutter what
price la to bo paid. Tnat is the domln.it
ii Hiiji ui fooiuul) touay The Ucalre to be
.tuitou In athletics is a lauaable ono until
It la tarried to the extremes which tw Uni
versity of I'enneylvanla, through Its luTI team
olid Its official organ, hate taken It.
J hen thu uelru to rue to iiiumplanahlp
rtlghts becomes odloua and Indicates a upiru
in ut, nllis tlut must itcutuaily niiell Its ruin
In the tjea of the public, Every I com lamiuc
win the loer .nay do creditable work and
still lose. Hut that I not the way athletic
u,e luuKnii upon toca It the team cots not
win Home one Is blamed, some ono Is made to
feel the sting of unjust sentiment and some one
must puv iur tho taliuru ot tho team to win,
Utorge llrooke has been treated with gross In
juatlcu because the Pcnn p.ayera and some of
the students aro not sufficiently tood snorts
Men to bear defeat when It la merited. There
Is no thought here of either defending of
(.ritlUslrig; llrooko's methods and his ability as
a football coach, but the unwarranted attacks
on him by those who have no authority for so
doing justifies tho severo denunciation ut
tbe member of the football team Und upon the
person or persons who authorized the Pennsyl
vunlan'a Icadinx editorial tooay
Neither the football team nor the Pennsyl.
vanlan has a right to step In and assume the
prerogatives of the Football Committee of the
Athletic 'Association, tlut they hase attempted
to do this anyway, Tho committee at pres.
ent (.annul act because It Is theoretically not
lr existence A new committee must" ba
elected at the Annual meeting of the director
lu t held on'xtcember IV before action ran
be officially taken on- tho .Urooke matter.
loubtless It was the Intention of the members
of this committee, whote names were up for
election, to do sometblnx about Ihe footbail
altuatlon But they have been unofficially
(receded They roust, perforce, new see to It
that llrooke docs not return a coach for the
lulS eleven because the sentiment has been
turned sgalnst the tutor of the last two tears
to aucb an alarming extent that his presents
on tbe field would be humiliating for him In
the extreme and his work would be corre
spondingly robbed of its effectiveness
Profeselonallsm among the athletes of schools
of Philadelphia is rare, nevertheless It la not
unknown entirely At preeent there. Is a pro
fessional engaging In alhletlea at Temple Col
lege This roan. ' Jack" Smith, was formerly
well known In docal fight circle He ha
based at all of the right clubs of this city and
while he has not been engaged In th's calling
for about two yean, he certainly has not be
come an amateur because be ha been out ot
lhs game a while Smith was at one tune In
i1".. fl?,LI..ur Herman Hlndln. a p eminent
Itlladehihla boxing manager On of the laat
flxhta whlatr Smith bad was with 'Kld" Wag
ner, of JVllkes-Barre who has rapidly come
to the front recently On the occasion reterrid
to Vaguer knocked out Smith In three rounds
at tbe OyrmoU. A A Not only baa Stall I h
bean a professional fighter but he ha been
an Instructor at on of the Phlladilphla play
ground. Smith wha played on the Tempi
teatbJt team this past season, waslh man
who thratstted to "beat ip ' the referw h
the Temnls-St. Joseph game wbaB the official
refused io allow Tempi a UweboVMrH which
was ojada altar ao of the players recovered an
iBOoaipletea forward pass TWltd than are
other urofuslenal now engaged In athletics In
PUWrfelrhla retools, but this la the moat open
vlolstloa bf the aeuteur rule at th present
time anl Kcetth should be baited from par
tielsaUatal la saw with amateurs.
While ao as claim that seceer la aearly a
werwatyi luoteeu
thfiva I aa dauh,
ting a hold oo the tsuie ot thts
wmiai uwish nearly
Same od Cllfa Ii tkejra wra
IVI1 tl.iu4a wblU a, ih.
Bsylv&L&B. Italtroail cnaeuolaauaVo foa tall
gajne uUlott so tbe Madwb Ftiid at ZU
iod Mittit sseat there wen ffi men sod
OM 0VW Wtcliuig tb aasosv wUJUb tb en
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artuu su "lumned" oo aet
AtbietK to tt a ?bpn with
ItiiwJwm) and Oiun a. Wuui lb
laasasua xwww. vwebn oi im aruesr tnojest
who signed to cuath the PHtsburak Valtenttr
(detlwll bisa Boh the. 1M wltt fc
(rtsily aUseJ t tbelr rK. ilie u tlotr.
Thu Aibletk. will have a ioufe to wW
at without tb ale M lea4vr joI
t ,n,k lu ay Botfeteg of tlut etber '"" eer
,f id i .it vi .. ao are safd to ba OB tbe wf
q( lJaas tat lis HHreT MtifcUofl ih
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Local Boys Promise to Pro
vide Interesting Battle.
New York L'ads Clash, in
Semiwind-up Contest.
A battle between two boys who have
been rivals for some jcars Is on the
cards for decision tonight at the Olympla
Club The principals will be "Yl YI Erne,
of Gray's Ferry, and "Johnny" Burns'
Kensington chKmplon, "Joe" Dorrell.
The bout Is particularly Interesting to
local fans, as the boya have been after
n match with each olher for some time.
The full program Is aa follows:
Alain bout "Young" Erne, Gray's Fer
ry, vs. "Joks" Borrell. Kensington.
Semi-final "Young" Fulton, New York,
vs. "Packey Hommey, New York.
Third bout "Johnny" Mayo.LIttle Italy,
vs. Harry Diamond. Philadelphia.
Second bout' Jack" Farrell, 17th Ward,
vs. "Johnny" Burns, Richmond.
First bout Harry Lewis, Southwark, va.
"Hughy" O'Brien, West Philadelphia.
.. -1f W'..DUK has a corking good show on
tap for his Palace A. C . at Norrtatown. for
.led.n..eday'.''veP,n, Th" main feature will be
the 10-round wlmj-up between "Tommy" Cole,
man, the colored puglllat, and "Peck"' Miller,
on of the fastest middleweight In th Bta.1.
Star Fighters Heady for Their Battle
at Akron Tonight.
crEVHI-AND, O. Dec, T --Joe" Mandot
weighed only 031 pounds after his work-out
yesterday afternoon, and there Is no fear that
h will have any difficulty doing the necessary
13 pounds ringside for his 12-round contest
at Akron tonight against "Johnny" Klbane
holder of the world's featherweight thampon
shlp The smentat call for Ktlban to come m
NevrvYork Fighter Picked to Defeu.t
v Biyertj Tonight, x
LO AN0B3 . D 7.-Tbe "JohiiB"
Dundee-Joe -ttlvers an.rmiru4 iV; . iV""l
.?". will b tbe te1 main iv?ht
staged at tbe Venust arena, at the Paclfle Ath.
lplti fybt
m& aud
snes Into effect.
'rm uamislatad ib.i isnin.n
s.sssata.rJdii ant uiitl ut.tu. ik. jd" . "M,,!W
TTlT,rr !ZrA""n7r?' ?f"S
Buadee, ba baaa sbtwlsg us niceTy
during bis work and
u a aiujbt favorite over
tb ijeiwa
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7, 1914
Ban B. Johnson, Charles Comiskcy and Connie Mrfck Con
fer at Bellcvue-Stratford, But Whatever Matters of
Baseball are Discussed Result Is Not Made Public.
WhHe a blustering wind was driving the
flt'ful rain through Broad street yester
day afternoon, a Utile band of baseball
moguls held a snug nnd secret session at
tho Bellovue-Stratford Hotel. It waa a
great day for n clandestine gathering.
Hence tho members of this famous tri
umvirate. Ban B. Johnson, president of
the American League; Charles Comlskey,
president of the Chicago White Sox, and
our own Mr. Cornelius McQIIttcuddy
nlmost escaped, one from the othor, with
out any ono being the wiser.
Obviously It was the intention of these
wlelders of baseball power to confer In
comploto secrecy. No one would hnve
known that the visitors were In Phila
delphia had not tho news reached here
from Chicago that they wero on their
way nast, and wero apt to stop over In
tho Quaker City.
Now that tho moguls have met, tho
question "arises. Why did these particular
tlirco men meet and why the Becrecy?
Tho secret part o the performance may
hOjto been Inspired by fear of tho Fed
eral League, which has recently torn
such Jagged ga.ps In the ranks of organ
ized .baseball, lit fact, that has more than
onco caused Ban Johnson to hold secret
conferences within the last few months,
when, otherwise, he would have Invited
his newspaper friends around nnd would
have told them all the "dope," with some
local color thrown In. But the good old
dnys havo passed. Ban now gum-shoes
Into the city and gum-ehoes out again.
If he Is caught In the act of being hero
ho refuses to talk. He doesn't even want
It known that ho has been here. This
was apparent, because- tho Bellevue
Stratford officials denied that either
Johnson or Comloltey had been there Bun
day. However, ts Eugene Sue would
havo put It, tho fact of their presence at
tho hotel was or'lnally established by
tho following Incident:
Tho clerk was asked If either Mr. John
son or'Comlskpy were registered. Ho nb-sent-mlndedly
opened the big book on
which tho names of the guests are In
scribed 5n Btnall strips of cdfdboard. He
turned to tho "B" page. There was the
typewritten name of B. B, Johnson on
ono of the cards. Suddenly tho clerk
mtfst havo remembered something, for he
snatched tho cardboard up and announced
that Johnson nas not there, and had not
been there Sunday. He -concealed the
cardboard, but his efforts to do this were
so crude that he himself could not re
frain from smiling when he repented that
Mr, Johnson had not been a' the hotel
R. D.
Little Disgusted at Lack of
Interest Shown.
NEW TORK, Dec. (J.-Maurlce E. Mclaugh
lin will head what will probably be th laat
lawn tennis ranking list ever to be Issued In
thts country. Tho reason for the abandon
ment ot the rahklng of the players Is the fact
that after three months of iaoor and the mail
ing of COCO letter by the commltteav-ecordt
hao been received from leas than 100 plsvers.
Itaymond V. Little, of the National Exec
utive Committee, and Walter t, Pate, secre
tary of the Hanking Committee, held a meeting
nt which the doing away with the ratings was
dlscusaed. "The failure of tho plater to sup
port properly the list by sending In tholr rec
ords would seem sufficient evidence that it
falls to servo a, popular demand." declared
Americans Returning From
Theatre Have No Hope.
American athletes and trainers returning
from Europe are almost unanimous In express
ing the opinion that the Olympic games, sched
uled for Berlin In 1011). will In all probability
have to be abandoned as a result of the war.
A period or IS months stretches between the
preaent and the day set for the opening of the
International meet, end much may yet be ac
compllahed by the Olympic Committee In J.
year and a half. There Is already evidence of
sentiment In favor of transferring the gamee
tu this country or aome European nation not
Involved In the war. It Is not the site of the
contests so much as the condition and number
of contestants that causes those best Informel
on the situation to doubt the possibility of a
successful meet In 1010,
That fa Spirit That Prevailed In Jfew
York Today When Moguls Met.
NEW YOnlC. Dee,
T. That the war between
nd the Federal League will
organized baseball an
be continued to a bitter finish waa the spirit
that prevailed today when the National League
moguls assembled for tbelr annual meet
ing tomorrow. Carry Herrmann, of Cincin
nati, chairman of th National Commission,
said that there was nothing official about th
recent "peaoe talk" which he had with Charles
Weeghmarrrot the Chicago Federal League
Club. N
"It was only a man to man conversation."
said Mr. Herrmann. "The course th Federal
League la pursuing is foolish and It owners
are merely wasting money"
'The International League officials meet here
today and It I rumored there wilt be changes
In the circuit Baltimore and Jersey City be
ing the retiring members, but nothing definite
Is known, "Syracuse, N. Y., and lllchraond,
Va., want to replace Baltimore.
Th drawn game between Dtsston and Victor
A. C on Bsturday allowed the Hibernians,
who defeated the Victor Talking 'Machine
Ompan) at Camden, to liP Into flrat pise
In 'n American League, bethtehem gained
on the leader by defeating the Hangers, and.
th race 1 resolving Itself Into a mora in
teresting boropetitloq than was at Drat ex
iiectad, It is good to leara that tb University ot
Pennsylvania has the best team In aome com
petition It remained for the eoccer tram to
partially make up for the .poor showing ot
lu led and lilue football learn, ihe learn,
tin by C. 1J. Webster. Vr., aurd ilselToi
the championship la th Intercollegiate Soccer
thguv by defeating Prtncetoq on Saturday,
iwblle Yale took th measure ot Columbia. This
is tb first time that Pennlnas won th soccer
ebamplonhli, although ill has come nilga'y
gloss to it on several occasions
Pelaware Hoys' Club basketball train. Inde
pendent ehamplpna of Plillsdeltihla, still have
a few open date for strictly first-etas heme
teams The quintet has not bean deflated
IbJ season Coauaonlcailoaa may oe ad
dressed to I P ShuwalL HI South 34 itreet
TheVhlladelphla lion? rlub tu a few ooen
date at how foi their second, tbltd. fourth
jfiH i-Me Team -Aoar fjuiauei-
Beys' Clue, MO North 38d street.
Lu'lerment nasaelball team wouLl ilk
I ieei
srrasno gasne with any sixth, or aevjoth class
Mesne Aeism nsger .rosea-a
Raleigh Cliff, the football atar of German-
s&fcra,! iWuy
04 s.
the llttla forward at Houihufi'. -
end. a. U dlsplavlog (Ism teaa V tbe ease
He was all over tbe See- o tS. .( with
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Priehard Team Won
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at all Sunday. B,an should have better
teamwork by the members of his "secret
Johnson and Comlskey left here last
night, It Is understood. They wore bound
for New York, where the National Com
mission will meet on Tuesday. The con
ference held here yesterday wns a pre-
llmtnary to some event of Importance
which will become known nfter Tuesday's
meeting. That Comlskey should attend
the gathering Indicates that ho Is after
ono of Connie Mack's players, or possibly
more than one. It has been known m
Ma nt tlirht-mouthed baseball circles for
some ttmo tlint Comlskey wanted a cer
tain member of the Mackmen very much
and that he also wanted a manager, al
though the two were not thought to be
the same person. '
Last season Jimmy .Cailnhnn became
unpopular on tho "GoiithBlde" In Chicago
because of the Indifferent work of tho
White Sox. By mldseasOn the fans who
had hitherto been loyal hooted the man
ager on tho side lines time nnd again.
Hence, Comlskey wants a new leader
Alio will get better results. He nlso
needs players. Tho logical thing for him
to have dono theroforo was to confer
with Connto Mack nnd Bnn Mohnson re
garding a trade or purchase to strength
en some of tho positions of his club,
Thnt Connie Mack would bo willing to
let Comiskcy havo a mnn or bo seems
moro reasonable. Connie's attitude to
ward his 1911 machine has been one of
considerable Indifference, as far as any
desire to retain their services Is con
cerned. JIo nsked waivers on Bender.
Plank nnd Coombs. It is believed that
he would not object to getting rid otjsomo
of his other high-priced mcrv
It Is true that Bender might havo been
retained another year nt least with the
Athletics had he not followed in Kddl
Plank's footsteps and Jumped to tho Fed
eral League, Olrfrlng, who Is scheduled
to trail Bender Federnlward, Is qnother
ono of tho Athletics whom Mack would
probably not have kept on his team, re
gardless of tho "outlaw" organization.
The latest member of the Macklan
tribe who has been named In connection
with the Federals Is Frank Baker. Mack
was satisfied with Baker's work. It Is
believed, but Baker was not satisfied with
his position. Why that should have been
true Is a difficult question to answer, be
cause no man ever had a freer rein to
do ns ho choose throughout the playing
season than J. Franklin Baker, of Trappo,
De Neri's Star Forward Has
Got Quintet Info Team
work Habit Jasper at
Trenton Tonight Is Treat.
Joe Fogarty, of the De Nerl team, Is
now leading the Eastern Basketball
League for high-point honors by a com
fortable margin. He has now brought his
total-up to the 1C6 mark, t8 of which rep-,
resent goals from the Held. Jt has been
due largely to the consistently brilliant
work of Fogarty that the De Nerl team
has been ablo to rise to the top, where
they are now situated, Just one-half a
game ahead of Reading,
Fogarty's work this year has not only
consisted In playing a splendid gnme him
self, but It has been throush him that
the quintet, which began Pfforly, waa
brought together and began to exhibit a
wonderful brand of teamwork. This vet
eran forward has the faculty of getting
the men to play for the team, nild not for
the Individual, and the I followers of tha
Mualca) Fund Hall boys can credit Fo
garty with getting the team Into wlmflng
Getting back to the Individuation ot
the men In the eastern League, ,Urdwn.
the star guard of the Camden, team, la
leading In field goals, with 30 to hla credit.
In every game played this season Brown
has been the sensation of the contest.
Ills wonderfully accurate goal throwing
has advanced him from a guard pf
ordinary ability to one of the most valu
able men that ever played In the or
crnnliatlon. Next to Brown I hla man
teammate, Doiln, who has shot the ball 4
Into the basket S3 times from scrim--
mage. i
Ten daya ago the Jasper team was In
the Jead, but today they are In fourth
place. De Nerl. Reading and Camden
have advanced above the Kensington IE
noys oy improving their all-round piny.
-u,,.D..i i.nic mu ub out one game, a
usual, In the Eastern League. This con- ,
test wU be staged In Trenton, where the
Potters meet Jasper. Trenton la now
holding down last place In the race and
has shown so much tendency toward,
teani-dislntregatlon that the visitors arst
looked upon 'aa favorites, though playingV
on a foreign floor.
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Adam. Camden ..
Wilson, Oreystock.
Hough. Trenton
Drown, Camden ,
Dolao, Camden
Steele, Camden .
Newman, De Nerl
Kane. Trenton
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Haggerty. Reading .
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