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Many Trade Rumors at Big Meeting?Tampa Still Wants Griff men?Racing
National Commission Mt-?et
r ing Is Postponed Be*cause
of Johnst-Hi's Tartness.
i.'lncinnatl. Ohio, Jan. T.?Th.
lue of th. National Baseball Commis
sion, scheduled for today, wa? pott
poned until tomorrow because of th?
inability of Prealdent Ban Johnson, of
the American League, to arrive In
time from Chicago. The weather re
tarded Johnson t arrival.
? Maar trade, ar. eapected to be
-nade during th? naaion here. The
?ommlaalon Itself ha? not much Im
portant butines? on hand. Garry
.JSernnann will be re-elected chairman.
"war time clause, in playing con*
tracta, some modifications and re
vision of the world series ?nd other
Jaost season series recepits will un
doubtedly be acted on.
? . Branch Rickey, ot the Cardinal?.
.and hi? new manacer. Jack Hen
"drlcka, today stated they refused to
Lat Roger Hornaby so to the Cub. at
?y price. Rickey stated he believes
haa a chance for the 1918 pennant
? would not tell any of hi? ?tara
It la ?aid that Prealdent Weeghman.
of the Cuba, will now go after Heinle
Uoti, the Red Innelder, but there U
Tittle likelihood of Groh leaving Cia
' tannati
?^Despite rumors about strained rela
pons between them. Prealdent Tener,
of th. National League.,?nd Prealdent
Dreyfus, of the Piratea, breakfasted
together at tbe Si ? too.
Manager Bexdek. of the Pirate*.
lame along with Dreyfu? and expect?
to corral aoroe playera Ebbet?, of
^.Brooklyn, la after som. pitchers.
The St. Louis Browns are after
?tufty Melania, of the Athletics, and
M they land the Philadelphia first
baseman they will play George Sister
""TH the outfield.
Capitol Hill Tossers Make
. Debut in the Scholastic
League at *?" Today.
Eastern High's quint will make Ita
tBiti-tl bow In the high school series
this afternoon when it meet.* Business
ia the T. M. C. A. gym, and If it can
hold the Stenographers to a low score
will prove an interesting competitor
Ia the aeries.
*. roach Battersby. of the LJght Blue
and White, has only had * short time
to work his charges, but hopes, with
the boys he haa working, to make a
creditable showing. He haa Capt.
Willie Thomas to build a team around.
an?i the dimunitive captain ia one of
the beat baaket shooters the Capitol
Hi*, boys have had in many moons.
1 r" Eastern can show equal strength
-with Business, thia year will prove
one of the most interesting series In
the history of the floor game, as a
*Vrio' of the teams are pretty evenly
.matched and the contests will bo
worth going far to witness.
Business in its first game last week
?gainst Tech did not have to extend
ttaelf to any degree, as the Manual
arYainers were inexperienced and
showed the lack of coaching. Whilo
the Stenographers, on the other hand,
displayed good teamwork and were
guarding their men at all times, and
?with a little more accuracy in shoot
*-tag baskets would have run up a much
terger acore.
Kastern will be compelled to play at
Top speed to make a good showing
?gainst Business, and if they succeed
hi holding the Rhode Island Avenue
quint in check it will greatly balance
the league.
Pratt Won't Withdraw
Suit Against Phil Ball
St. Louis. Mo., Jan. ".?Derrill Pratt.
tvecond baseman for the St. Louis
Americans, today said he had no in
tention of withdrawine his suit
? ??inet Phil Bail, president of the
club, for alleged derogatory state
ments regarding Pratt In a newspa
per Interview. It was learned today
that the New York Americans have
given notice they will not buy Pratt
from St. Louis until the suit Is set
Braves and Yankees
Play in Spartanburg
"iTSpertanburg, S. C, Jan. 7.?Walter
JC. HapKOOd. business manager of
ttm Boston Nationals, today perfected
"arrangements for a game to be play
"?? In Spartanburg on April ? between
{he Boston team and the New York
at merle, ? ? A sufficient gu?rante, for
the game was furnished by local busi
?ess men. Th? two teams will be en
mete horn, from tbelr spring train
lug at Miami, Fla., and Macon, Ga.
?Vouid Abolish Pari-Mutuels and the
Kentucky State Commission.
Liatxlngton. K?-.. Jan. T.?? bill. to
bgallze boxing will be preavented ?t
me coming session of th? Kentucky
Bgislature. Ther. will alao be an
?Tort made to have a board of con
trol of State athletic? foj men. Bill?
lo abolish the pari-mutue!? and the
atta te Racing Commission are also
?atpected to corn? up. However, rac
gtg ?apportera St) ?anguine of the
fetter bill'? defeat.
Net?** T-trfm-ui Dead.
?Atlantic City. N. J, Jan. 3.?
.??vid Rolland, who created and
?a? prealdent of the Aqueduct Race
track, at New Tork. died at hi?
tome here thl* morning surrounded
?y hi? family. He waa a native
>f Liverpool. England. Five chil
lara rarvive him. He had been a
?eiid.nt h?r? for eighteen yeara
Rolland acted aa stakeholder In th?
gorld championrhlp battle between
ntashnmons and Jeffries.
May Follow
Cap. Charley Hlxgina. of the
Fniveraity of Chica-ro football team.
at? enrolled in th. hospital corpa, the
?aroon? next fall may hav? to tot
wet the ?ystem used by Michigan last
faar. Michigan gridder? ?elected their
?plain Just before several of their
?TB ??t*-?? New Hav?*?.
Haven I. considering a likely
r the prope.td rhataa-lotathip
bout In aid of tke Red Ctom.
lMctlcut city ha? had abund-,
rtenee ht handling big crowd?
. Tal. football was?-?.
Cincinoatl. Jan. T. ? Roger
Harnsbr, Bt. Louis ?hortstop. 1?
on tb? verge of becoming a mem
ber of th? Chicago Cub?, accord
ing to a ?tatement made bar?
thi? evening by- Charle? Weegh
man, pre?ldent of th? Cub?.
Weeghman wa? In earnest con
ference her? today with President
? Branch Rickey, of the Cardinal?.
Weeghman declared the only
hitch to the deal at preaent la the
queation of player? involved.
Famous Athletic Club of
Four Years Ago Is
Now Scattered.
Stuffy Mt-InnU, atar first baseman,
I? the only player that remain? on
the Athletics' roster of the invincible
baseball machine that Conni? Mack
had welded- together some year? ago.
And rumor haa if. that Mcl/ini? 1?
on the market.
When the Boston Brave? smothered
the Athletic? in the world aerie?,
four years ago, and tore asund t
what had up to that time been f.n
Invincible playing machine. Com le
Mack began to dispose of his stars.
One by one he let the player? go
and in disposing of them he secured
some top-notch prices. In all the
manager of the Athletics secured
$17?S,J00 in disposing of hi? ?tars.
Hia latest "disposal sale" turned
over Wal lie gchang, catcher: Amos
Strunk, outfielder; Joe Bui-th. pitcher,
to the Boston Red Sox for 180,000.
The three pitchers, who were the
mainstays of the club?Jack Coombs,
Chief Bender and Eddie Plank?he re
leased outright. Coombs has been
pitching good ball for the Dodger?;
Bender i-s making a "come back*' with
the Phillies, and pitched good ball dur
ing the latter part of last season.
Plank went to the Federal League and
showed some of h_s old time form.
Last season he announced he had re
Eddie Collins, ' second baseman of
the great ball machine, went to tbe
White Sox for $50aO>.
Jack Barry and Home Run Biker,
shortstop and third basemen, re
??pectively, went to the Red Sox and
Yankee.?. Barry was sold for $8,500
while Mack got $37,500 for Bakers'
?m Of the other player? Eddie Mur
phy, outfielder, went to the White
Sox for $6,000, Rube Oldring, out
fielder, was sold to the Yankees for
$5,000 but the money was later re
turned to New York; Jimmy Walsh,
outfielder was ?old to the Yankees
for $2,500, while Bob Shawkey,
pitcher, and Herbert Pennock, an
other twlrler, were disposed of for
$2.500 each to the Yankees and Red
? Sox, respectively.
? Connie then began to mold an
other baseball machine together. Up
to date he has been unsuccessful,
't^nishii-g last every year since the
'pennant winning aggregation was
, wrecked.
Indianapolis. Ind., Jan. ".?A game
between the Indiapa I'nlversity and
Michigan Aggie el vens next fall is as
sured. The game will be played at
j Bloomington on a date to be fixed
i Willie Hoppe May Become
Cue Instructor in ?Army
Baltimore. Jan. 7.?WHHe Hoppe,
the world's greatest billiardist. may
become a billiard instructor in th?
"'The government I? Installing bil
liard and pool tables at all of the
army camps, not only to amuse but
Instruct the Sammies," says Willie.
"The ordinary layman would not
believe that billiards could be used
as a means of developing the pre
cision and accuracy of the Sammies'
eyesight, but such is the case. I
recently made an interesting experi
ment when I tried trapshooting and
found my ability to shoot straight
was over fifty per cent better than
that of the ordinary novice at the
FIRST HAI-B-f-Uimin?; par?, _*0: 4-jear
old? and a?.ard; a? furlong? Adalid. 11);
fathom. U3:, Bert William?, 111; Lucile ?..
10?; Ciro Nome. I?; 'Mart-, it?: Caon Bridge
(imp). 112; Th. Norman. 113; Thrill. IB: Tan
ti?. ??; "Glorine. ??; "Haati? Cor?, 1*. Kan
eligible: Billy ?.. 117; 'Medica?, IOS: Amber.
1?: Ma. ifurraj. Iti.
SBCOND BAC1*-Tb? Junior Pune; WS:
?Tear?,?-: air fm-l?aje. **roducer (top). 11?:
Part?an (tap). KB; Po?matter. IH; BnenbaM.
KB; Billy NeatlcliouM. ICO; 11?i?aa Polir MO'
????**?**. U?; B. C. B?eh. IM: Mias P?_- Mi?
OobaJ1t ?ua, 10?; Helmiclc MB; Orneo. IOS
Alan eligible: Amalea? (lmp.1. N.
THIRD HACB-Prme. mat; tveer-otda ani
nparard: air fui lussa 447hirl?g Dun, 111; far
hide, 108; Harry I?, 1? Buchanan Brady (bap.),
?: ??caie D.w. KB; loht?, 10); Petrogr?.
a?. Maraaaana 104.
l'Olimi RArR Handicap; pu?a. ?Ton.
S??ai-ak? ?ad uparaid; on? mil?. Woodstone.
IN: Larlj Botha, 107 ; Tokay, ss); Boh ?? natii?
t?*: "??hi. 10?; Harry Bh?w, ???; Bert?, 104;
Kentucky Boy. ?
FIFTH RAOB-Claimin??; 4-?arold? and up
ward; one and one-ouarter mil?. , Mikifula, 115:
8a?n Huck. 110: Brian Boni, 106; Mir?, 10*;
I?ab. Cochran. 101; Bequira?. 101, King Ham
nun*. Ill; a?Iio. II?; Paw. IK; OonflasraUon.
103; Bu? Around. H?; Little Bisser. ?. Ahn
eligible: Gold folor. Md,
SIXTH BACB-aau-ns; pun??, *M; S-je?i
olds and upward; owe mile and aeavnty jarda
Kobe. Ill; Dr. Samuel. 1?: Sharp Pro? (?ip 1
I?; Paddy Dear. It?; "Fairr Lesend, ??; ????
ai. Loeiae. s?; Intran?r. Ill; Old Broom. 1?;
Bond (imp). 1?; -Broom Sweep 110; ?Mari
an?. ?G: ??uor Lou. ?. Alao ?tiidble: g?y,
IU; Dr. Tuck, :?; Jack Snipe. 108 -Kuloaw. ML
?Apr??ti_ allowance claimed.
PlUST BAIT?-Six fvi?n?>: J-yr?--olda?
claiming ; pune, ?400. Twin-gia. Ml; Ckmakiltj.
IK; "Ukulele. 1_: Loxon, Mi; "Count Boraa,
"*?: tmrnmrm Prince?, U?; Rockawaj. lit.
SaVajND BACE-Six fork?_; 4-year-old? :
eitmime: P??, MOO. ???????, IS; Thirat,
t?; II Bey, ?M; "bright BSSId, K45; Victrota,
??; lady Bowena. MS; Oakwood Boy. IB.
THIBD BACE-Fl? and one-??? furlong?;
S-year-old? ?td upward: cUiming; puree 1400
???tty Baby. M; Dr. Nicken. ?; Adella, MS;
Qnin, MT; Du F??a. M!; Deckhand. NT; Ban
jan. SB; Paulare. Mi: Prohibition. 1?; r_?a_,
11?: Mmmatl. M?: R-Ue ODaj, 111.
POCBTH ??vCK-PWe and one half firrion??.
?re-?arold? and i.p-mrd : pnrae. $*?. Uixai.
MS: Bonier. Ill; Onar. Ill; Golden Li?t, 111
King Stalwart. IU; World?? Wonder. HI; Gran
ado. 113.
?-FTH ???--??? farle?a?: 3-J?Mfe ?nd ?
npward: c-lrarag: pnrae. MOI. ??I?? Go??, ??'
?Neaill? ?. KM: early Sight, KM; Baptoa. MT:
Encore 110; Big? Joe, Ul.
SIXTH UiTO?, aril? and ?ttj yarda:
I rear .old? and nr? ard: rlarmlng; purae. MO?.
?Marie ??. ?4: 'Dee Thru?!,, ?J; -Pro?eitio?. *?
?Samuel B. Meier. MX: TIig? Ji- MS; Oet
Mi; PTinot I-blliathorpe, m.
???fwerrr?? ?How?,.? a???? -?
Old Fox Is Sure He Will
Retunr to Augusta for
Spring Training.
Bid Fox Griffith It well ?atl?n.-d thst
th? ?rational? will return to Auguata.
Oa., for ?prlng training. Prealdent
Alfred T. Heath, of the Auguata Club,
haa closed out with the Old Fox for
the use of th? South Atlantic ball
park and club rooms, the only hitch
being the hotel accommodations.
President Heath ye?terd?y wired
Old Fox that he was confident that he
can find accommodation for a squad
of forty and Griff Is practically settled
upon returning to the town of "floodt
and tires."
Even If Heath is unable to take cafro
of the National? Griffith will not go
wanting for ? piece to train, a? Tam
pa. Kla., is earnestly pleading to the
National?' boa? to abandon the
Georgia camp for the Florida town. C.
H. Darington, who I? acting for bual
atue men of Tampa, paid the Old Fox
another visit yesterday and put forth
a flattering offer. Although the Old
Fox wa? tempted to except this offer,
he held back from giving Darington a
definite answer until next week when
Pressent Heath, of the Auguata club,
will positively know the ?landing of
Augusta lp reference to the return of
the Nationals.
"Baseballs and bats are useless
toys" waa the dictum pronounced
by the Italian authorities in placing
la ban on the importation of these
article? by the "Sammies" In Italy.
This was the first re-bound or
Jolt that Clark C. Griffith'.? bat and
ball fund has felt since its organl
xtlon, as Griff has not only been
furnishing the boys In the various
cantonments and army and navy
stations in this country with ath
letic supplies, but has been sending
special allotments to khaki klan
over there.
In a letter to Secretary Tum
multy. Griff offered to donate all
the bats and balls that tke Sam
mies in Italy can use, providing the
government will see that they are
delivered. Thomas N. Page, the
American Ambassador at Rome has
already been petitioned to obtain
an exem^lon on baseball equip
ment ?a the military authorittea
contend the game I? necessary to
maintain the health of the boys in
In speaking of this new ban on
athletic -upjily.- the Old Fox said:
"It does not seem reasonable to me.
You may as well take the spaghetti \
away from the Italian as to at
tempt to take a bat and ball away
from an American with real red
bloiad in hi.? veins. This trouble will
no doubt be straightened out In a;
day or two ?nd then we stand ready
to rush on a big supply."
Clark Griffith received word yes
terday from Mike Menoskey, the
promising young outfielder who al
ternated with Horace Milan in the.
left garden last season, that he had
reported to Camp Grant and really
believed that he will like the life.
Mike wan one of the first of the
local player.? to answer the call.
W. & J. and Notre Dame
May Play in Chicago
Washington, Pa.? Jan. ".?It is prob-'
able that the second annual football
K?me between Washington and Jef- j
ferson and Notre Dame on October 3t> '
will be played In Chicago. The con- I
teat was booked under a two-year
agreement entered into a year ago be
tween the in ?tit ut ion s for reciprocal
games, the first of which was play
ed at College Field in November. It
was specified in the contracts that the
return contest of 1918 would be played
either at South Bend or Chicago, at
the option of the Notre Dame man
New Tiger Enlistt.
Little flock. Ark.. Jan. 7 ? H. S. .
Ellison, first baseman, who was pur
chased by the . Detroit American
League club from the St. Paul club
laat fall, has enlisted in the aviation
service. Ellison finished last season
with the Tigers.
Doom of Spitball May Drive
Several Pitchers from
the Game.
The passing of the spitball In the
American Association presages one of
the most revolutionary moves seen In
the two major leagues since the foul
strike rule wa? made.
It I? th? first step taken by an'
baseball organization, major or
minor, against the molet delivery, al
though for ?av?rai year? magnate?
have discussed its abolition. It ?cerna
reasonable, now that a league of the
standing of the association, has taken
drastic action against It that the ?pit
ball la doomed to oblivion.
The main argument? against the
spitball are not directed against It so
much as they have been, against other
freak deliveries which have developed
from It? u?e.
The emery ball, the shine ball and
a number of other deliveries which
have carried pitcher? along for a sea
son or two are merely ramifications
of the spltter.
Several pitchers have casrled pieces
of slippery elm when they went on
the mound to produce a slippery
saliva which would slip more easily
out of the hand. Some, it ia claimed,
have used licorice, tobacco and other
artificial salivary stimulants.
The shine ball, which some Amer
ican League manager? declare was
the reason for Eddie Cicotte'? phe
nomenal success last year, I? pro
duced in this manner.
One of the objections to the spit
ball is that It is hard for fielders
to hardie on account of Its slippery
The effect of removing the ?pitter
from baseball probably would re
lieve ?everal high-class pitchers
from their present births. There
are a few who rely on the spltter
a? Butt chief ?rticle of trade ?nd
without It would be worthleas.
Dave Danforth, of the White Sox;
Jeff Tesreau. of the--Giants; (-pve
leskle, Russell, of the Yanks.? are
among the pitchers who might be
Many others would be deprived
of a trick which is almo-t as good
to some pitchers as the actual uae
of the spitball. the pretension of
using It by covering the ball with
the hands and bringing It to the
mouth. This put.? a batter on h'3
guard against a aiuti.all and lie ?v
likely to be off his bal.inc when
the pltther throws something elee.
Baltimore, Jan. 7.?Notice haa been
received from Tome School. Port De
posit, Md., that the annual track and
field meet will be held on Saturday.
May 18.
Last season Tome athletes landed
their own meVt. but as the school
acted aa host the trophy waa award
ed to Central High School, of Wash
ington. The Port Deposit lad? car
ried off the meet with 43 points,
while the Senators registered ??*
Polytechnic Institute came home
third In point scoring, with S points,
(and City College, its ancient rival,
last, with a lone tally. Copeland land
ing third In the running high jump.
Chicago. Jan. ".?Mike O'Dowd. new
middle-weight champion, expect? to
be sent to Camp Dodge very ?hortly.
Mike's number has been called, he's
filled out his questionnaire, has not
claimed exemption and Is awaitin
Meanwhile O'Dowd Is afraid to ac
cept any matches for fear he will be
told to report* within a few day.?.
Mike has been hounding the draft of
ficials at St. Paul for Information as
to when he Is likely to pe ordered to
Join the selects, but the best he can
get 1* that "maybe you'll be called
next week, maybe not until next
?-aurei. Md., Jan. 7.-The War De
partment hete today took formal
possession of th? racing plant of
th? Maryland State Fair Associa
tion, better known In the thorough
bred world aa Laurel Park. Army
engineer? are now camped in the
enclosure and the appearance of
the garden spot of Maryland rac
ing circles reminds one more of a
cantonment Col. Mat Wlsm. the
general manager ot the plant, re
futed the government check of 120.
000 for the rental.
Success and Failure Ha\?
Run a Dead Heat in
Baseball History.
The investment of President Weegh
man. of the Chicago Cubs. In Alex
ander and,Killlfer should prove a pay
ing one. Buying good player? to
strengthen clubs has often psld, ?nd
paid well.
j Brooklyn was one of the first clubs
? to try the experiment in a wholesale
way. In the American Association,
from IMS to 1M6, the St. Loul? Browns
captured the flag whenever they
pleaaed. Their nine waa invincible
Brooklyn, growing Jealous of the suc
cess of the St. Louis team, offered
Von der Ahe, who then owned the
Browne, a big sum for the release ot
his two great pitchers, Routs snd Ca
ruthers, and hie great catcher. Doc
Von de Ahe would never tell how
much he received for the release of
these three men, but out of the pur
chase money he built a block of
stone fronts that were called after
the players.
That deal proved a lucky one for
,Charley Byrne, who then owned the
Brooklyn club, for with the thre? St.
Louis players he captured the Ameri
can Association pennant for Brooklyn
in 1890 and the National League flag
in IS?).
Those who know Weeghman best
hope that he will be a? lucky with
his deal as was Byrne with hi? twen
ty-eight years ago.
It bas been claimed that It does not
pay to expend big money for the re
lease of players. To prove whether it
does or not these figures on the most
importent deals of that sort are
Player or player?. Price paid. Result.
Alexander and Kll
llfer .llOCt.OOO In doubt.
Shang, Strunk and 60.000 In doubt.
Bush .
Tris Speaker. ?'?.???> In doubt.
Eddie Collins. d?,??? Success.
Krank Baker. 30.000 Success.
Caruthera, Fcutr ??,000 Only fair.
and Bushong? :?,oco Success.
Joe Tinker. 25,000 Never red.
J. Marty O'Toole.. 22,500 Failure.
Russell Hia. k
burne . ??O.OOO Only fair.
Larry Chappelle... 1\000 Failure.
Shot ten and La
van . ?G.,000 In doubt.
Lefty Russell. 12,000 Only fair.
Rube Marquard... 12,000 Success.
Frit? Malsel. 12.000 Only fslr.
Hal Chase. W.O00 Success.
Cy Seymour. 10.000 Success.
M. J. Kelly. 10.000 Success.
John Clarkson. 10,000 Succ?s?.
Spike .shannon. 10.000 Failure.
Sailor Brown. 10,000 Failure.
John B. McLean.. 10,000 Failure.
It will be noticed by the above that
in most cases it pays to go out and
purchase the release of great player?,
no matter what price .you have to pay
for them.
Guisto Applies For
Officer's Commission
Cleveland. Jan. "?Louis Ouisto.
former first baseman of the Cleveland
Indians, who was caught in the army
draft and has been in training' at
Camp Lewis in Washington, has put
in an application for examination for
an officer's commission.
Only Fifteen of Three Hun
dred and Thirty of 1906
Now in Fast Company.
What Is the average tenure of the
ballplayers in the bla; leaguea?
The reader who asked this ques
tion caused us to go back over the
records for a few years and we
found something interesting and en
lightening on the subject.
Somewhere under W years would be
the answer, just at what point would
be difficult to determine.
There are players who have gone
on for a score of years, but playera
ef the Anaon-Wakner-Lajoie type are
?caree. There have bee n h u nd reda
who have lasted only a season or
two, but it i? aafe to Kay the aver
age ballplayer Is good for somewhere
between eight and ten years.
It Ii interesting right along this
sam. line of thought to go through
a record book of ten or twelve years
ago and find Just what percentage
of the players In active service then
will be ready to report at the 1918
training campe.
The result la astonishing even to
tbe most ardent followers of the
It seems scarcely possible that out
of 330 mej. drawing salaries in the
American and National League?- in
1906 only fifteen played ball in 1917.
and four of these probably will not
be seen In 1918. And that In the
space of only twelve years.
Of the American League puchera
of 1906 who Included Waddell. Mal
l?n, Joes, Chesbro and others, only
three?Bender, Plank and Coomos? ?
were able to pitch successfully laat ,
year, and Plank retired in the middle I
of the season. One other. Donovan,
managed a big league club.
Of the National League pitchers
of 1906 Reulbach and Ames were
the only ones who saw service in
1917 and Reulbach pitoh-?c very lit
tle at Boston and haa been given
his unconditional release. Ma the w
son was still active In baseba-t. as
manager of the Reds.
Not a catcher of the 1906 tr?>op
was In the harness eleven yeais
later, except Gibson, who Jid a little
reliet work at New Tork.
Of the lnfleldera six remain of
the 1906 ci?owd, providiri.r Lajote j
is counted, for .Larry after a year's ?
.sojourn in the minors is certain to I
wear a big league uniform next
season. The others are Wagner,
who only played part of the sea-1
son; LtOhert, who was In less than
twenty games at New York; Ever-?, ?
who was out of the game a great!
part of the season; Turner, who
played in a utility role with CWti - ?
land, and Chase. The latter W?*sj
the only regular of the outfit.
In the outfield we find five ?-till '
in the game. Strange to say the |
great Tyrua Raymond Cobb is
among them and Is still the ?.ext
est of all ballplayers. The other.??
are Sam Crawford, who has about
reached the end of the road. Hinc.i- j
man. Schulte, who had an unaaii?*- '
factory season last year and Slier- ?
wood Magee. who has been rele.i--.-j j
by Boston.
Others actively In the game who
were "up there" in 1906 are Fielder
Jones, manager of the Brown.-, and j
Bob Wallace, who will be back in
the big tent next year, probably as a ?
This la a striking picture of the j
length of time a big leaguer may ?
hope to remain in fast company. |
Host of them are gone and all.
with the exception of Cobb. are j
fading. Twelve years means
great deal to a ballplayer.
Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 7.?Harvard
adopted a war-time sport today when
it was announced that candidates for
a university bayonet team will be
called out tomorrow and that the
team will not be informal, and con
teat* with other colleges will be wel
comed. Jules I-es La bay, former of
ficer In the French army, will coach
the team.
?You; that Dad Won't Need His Golf Clubs
??? &M Sa?? o?-1=
THE CLVi4_ HC-D Ar't)
'/?Se TmE HtST co?
?*? WHIP
And ? ?-* cam
?de The
ewe He*\o
For A
??o*p'5 a^iv/e-?, s m
,F VA wawt a
?.wet?. T6o6r.A?j
????6?JS . THEV MA?e
iWElL *r?ue?iejf?i-?i
?\Mfi> eUt^'__TH**aJ_'
8??5?*??__?> of GoiM<3
OUR 6?L~ CUTFlf.
(he is itjf. veA?_
Government in the elimination
of was'e, Parker-Bridget an
nounce ONE DELIVERY oj mer
chandise EACH DAY.
-fashions in Overccats
TTi.ERE'S a ??ereaee m P-B Styk??
? new ideas in Trench Coat*, belt ?tyle?.
Great Coat*. Ulster? and other modelt.
Please know that we are telling overcoats
today at prices leu than they'd cost to make
now on next season's price of material*.
Particular attention i* called to the warm?
without-weighl Coats at $20. Also the Fur
lined and Montagnac Coats. P-3 overcoat
$18, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 to 200.00
--"specialized" Suits
Each P-B Suit Model is made for a cer"-"
tain type of man?your type. The weaves and
the colorings are figured on the same basis.
Extra value Suits at
$18, 20, 25, 30, 35
The Avenue at Ninth
Captures Frontier Handicap
at New Orleans?Favor
ites Again Bowled Over.
New ?? leans, Jan. 7.?Favorit??; ju.-t
cannot get into m. ?iiinuu striA ???
the Fair <J round?*. Th?* put'li? cfeotec
entries were bowled ovr in >ueh rapid ?
sucfi-sioii her?- t?K?a> tli.it the patron.-,
are fact jumping on tl?.? tone?PrtcwiI
bird.-. Not one lavorile lot into the|
money in the six t
Th?? Frontier 1 .:,n<ii. ap for ?'?-> ?_?_*
olds and up at on?- in.;? was cmpt?re4 ?
by Basilua. while Valais t;?? >?*???imi ,
and Ruford third. Harry Shnw, th?
favorite, ran a poor race and w?? ?
n.v.r a contender, whil? ?I J. I.illn*.
the second choi-ce. was well back in
the field.
I-odt ,<t;.r started tlf dumping of;
tbe favorites by cmptm ine ?be opti.?
ing number, while -Has r?*".,.-. ? iToswd !
over m the second nunitx-r at ?; to 1. !
Monokin turned up the winner in the I
third number at the Ion?;? st \\.>? af!
the day. the books yuotinu s> to 1. j
Jabot, after a ebver ride !?> Rol.in- j
son, came through in the fifth at 12 ?
to 1. while ThanksKiving landed the!
final at S to 1. The summaty:
?? RATE Mini,,, ?v*.r-..l-,- ft,?. unA
% half ftirlnr.n. !,?!*? fttar, 11'. <^im,>taa). 9 tal
t J to 1, efrti. won. In-h ld-%1 ?<% W ?I
tr> 1. : t> 1. f.eu. mota?; Nfw Modei, mi
1-UlpSfl, ? aa X I k? l, **rrn, t. i'd ??\t**\ j
1?9?1-? Harry Biir??'Mif, Lad ? Hmh, Mi
Vtm*. Ori*?4<-4_iu??. Km?i*?k??. I...i,mi-i l_*tf :
??5?>-G, Man of Hon?-* sed black Bas? aha '
BBCO-CD ?\?? ? tu?. G , .? ..Ida. Mil
f*nrl?-?_g-. Mi??? ??"?-)\ ?S to 1. S
tn 1, wen, -ron. *>ur ? ? ? W > '?ni lu???
15 to 1. < to 1, 3 to 1, '"rotiti Ijwi ry-tuan. ..?
iWMksff.? * to L, t?4?. 1. e*?n. thiid. Timr.
) I* ...roniii.-. Jm.e Rii*. l-.l?th ] N
I-ady Btteae, Mi <",:-? ?.. Bdtttcr Mscisrta, l'i?.!?.
V. and SUjt> Bantur al*?* ran. Bftaif) Bantvr ,
added ?arter. ?
THlKI? ItlTT ??-Mill | I |MI ???? ano _jt-I
wild; Six furlongs.. Mein?*'-, lu6 NjMSMRf/l.
? to 1. ? t.? 1 4 to 1. mti I-asesta. "."?
(Itwatrt. ? t? 1, 4 t* L ? ??? .. mmtaem??, Roti,.
?19 ?BU-binrO?.'. J* ?a 1, Mu 1. t to ! ?
Time, ?'..*..? CatW?r. J.-lin. jr.. ???,?
Tit* Majv?,i?eT-<?4r. ? ? ? M . F*.oui. j
Murphy, IVtrmua _n<i G???..' hi?? -W? ran. '
Mwm added aUrt?-r.
PiH KTH RACE Thre, .--ar ii?. and u-> ;
??ard; one -aite Ba-. W * to 1. !
2 It ], G?-?, woo: Val*,*. IV ??'???,!'. 23 to
1. 10 to 1. 4 t? 1. arc"tki; Bufo:d. Ml iKcleey?. j
15 to 1. ? to 1. 3 to 1. third Time. G*? 3-i
Hsjtt Miaw. Beata, W f-?irar. Oaoow. J. J. ]
Li.lia and Royal alao na.
FIFTH ??G?-G?;:? %-H.r ^?t? and oi?w?rd. j
one and ?-nt**? -?rtoMta. satfe*. Jahot,
?BBS?,, 12 to 1. 5 to I. m to 2. ???: Huroro. 114 ?
??t v) r ? to '. I ?.?? Lit? l. f*rt?Bd: ?aaa**.
107 (W. CoHlmjI. I ta I, I t'> 2. 6 t.. I. thirl :
T-m??. II^JJ MiMtm R.4.W?. I'luto, Billet*. |
Ten-wtt, I'r'iar. Km?ilinc II. Doneht. ??tasM-v
M*^I?*?*??? x.i? ?Seiiro.? t* al?? n?n
>1XTH RA-'K G ? ?
?nie and or? H-teetith mMm Th_mk_ii?ine. lOf? ?
? Vu ahur \ 9 to 1. 3 lo 1. 3 to "_ ww- : ter?
Kee?e_. 1? (_faMM_-.l. B *0 L ?? '" '. ?*> -? - ?
?ei-ond; i?rderl>. 1?X ,W |>Mw . I t?* U 3 M
1. 3 tn 2. third. Tim??, 1 -M laaok?/ It. ?.?
Th'irnwoitd. ?O,n?tT Kin?:. I'? ?.??!. J vial,
BmtlkT' J-itiathait. W ?M ????<? *??? I
atso t?? Wild Tir im' *?\??-' -
KIR.- I KAt ? T*s*w -?eat .-1.1?. and Ul"-?mfw:
?tix rurl4>iigs. ???? ftwia. Ili lit?*. ' t?? ?.
1 to 2, out, won: IVaaaa ? ?:?? , uiiaiiiin^).
M to 1, 4 to l. 2 to 1. i?et'iit?t, EMssftath Mv
NaiuthttT?. W2 ?G??*>.t?. 4 t.? i. *? t.? :-. t t
th?id. lin..-. -? ^-^ i-naf, Haas? BaAaa,
l'urHe and '.il -ad ??a? i-w Amt,t -!,-> ran
SBt'oM? BAt*K Mi?i*V,. ? vr?r-4.1il-: ri?e an-I
a half inri? tvs Plrkle PWcy, 1(*1 CP?ai. ?t\?-,.,
1 to 3, oui. -???: w???-*? Ann. Ht iB-ll f to
1, S lo 2. *. t.. : ?M-Mw, Tippi- S^hih. 105 flap
liai. 2 to !? S ta 5. 1 1" t. tl? H T,me. 1 12 4 j.
KiiiK "f "*?*?'*? ???-. amaaa . H?-rd?T and L-iKlator
alno rat?,
TlMItl? RA"1-; Tliri??* : ?_.t ??,*.* ?M u|?wwnl ;
g?. ;tnl a half i M ? L'ai- (
fc?.?!1. ln t<? 1. 4 to 1. 2 to I. ?M?.; Km__? Wu-r>. ?
IM i-i.arT!-'. -: t-> 1. I tp m. 1 t.> :. Mea-Jl.J
PVaak Pattar??, p** iWi? _fl*i.i . : to 5. 1 t?,2.
t to 4. t'un?. Tur?*. l'I :' ? aaa, ?'asTara. ?
\'*6<Ond, rarlaaa and ?'apt. Marcha-t-ot al- ?
rOlRTH ?? V ? The G?????,-??G?/ Handir-i i
? ??'-.?);- .?.? -tpvaid, ,-?\ ti.,1'?*;?, i-mu. God, I
1(P 'H'-wani'. .'? to I. *'.-n. <?<it. won;
I?- tMwl I I? '. I to 5. out, nofOtlt?; l#
rnbaV, !? " u,!<nu'?>?, I la ">. 1 t<> ? T-rt?v
liii'l 1 -i?". 1 20. Ncn?lo and -rfttrotr al--ran
??? Til RAtE Kimr jear-ohU autl wajm :?'
tue t, iU and .e'.cnty yard*. B-AoBk 1*6 ' ?*?
?,? . 1 to 1, t* to 5. 4 tn S. Va?. Jaii limi
CTer. 103 iH'imtihrie'i. 4 to I. t? to ?. * to "?.
M*..'iid; Batti?* Atoa?. 106 (Bull?. ? to 1. --m?.
1 to 2, third, Tiuif. 1^2 3^5 Rmk ?ill. Ka^er
(IW.illHS. <.et Ip, Taul t.ain and Re> al"-? re
st XIH ??? ? Ptaar??_r<aMa at>d m-wari
onr nule and lift y yarda. Bill Simond?, \\?
iMun-'i?'. -> t'* L Mo S, ? to ??. wnn; -
'OC ?lTtofliMl 4 la L ? to T*. 3 to 5. ^ecoaid :
Prince ri.iliatbfln'-e. I?* tt'nmmiiya". 8 t?. :>
to S, 1 to 3. tirarci. Trm?. 1? 2-5. Wodan.
Kneeiet aad Col. Maic-unoat alao ran.
Iodiana to Play low?.
Bloominglnn. Ind., J?n, 7.?Coach
Ewald O. Stiehm. of Indiana Uni
versity, announced that he had
closed a two-year f.votball rontr.*? t
with the University of Iowa, the
K?me next fall to be played at Iowa
City November ?J. The date of*
the IM? frame has not be? s s< t,
but it will be plsyed at B."??ni
Beyond tke Aft.
Among the well-known bit ?????-1?
who are beyond the i-i-litaiy aae are
??ddte Cieoite. I>ode 1'askei-i. ' ?????.
Collins. Hal Chaise. 1-r.rry. t?a ritener.
Bill KII11f?r, ??avvy ('ra^'ulh, Jaek
Coomb?, l?*rry Ch?ene> and *>orge
First Americans Were No
Bush Leaguers at New
War Game.
Tke 4 himpiti?.
Th* Pieper ?.fon ? t ;. bu n bit
Tho ?jay he dO'.-n'i g'tH hit,
- t ?Ah?*? th** umpire tap.- hi.- roll
For twenty "bones" 1-r t-o,
Th- player lias a taattre way
iff trabbine. ?n b> mgbt and ?jajr
Ko Matter what th** angle is
Or arfcere th? hr*?ak hihj' g*..
When it comes to crabbing, with th
a-?.?nt (in th** C,
When it emgmmm M panning, with the
accent on the P.
I'M kick in ?itb th? army w h-?n a
?old ?wave dlifts ?1-???.
Where ?vet y thing that was or is og
ever will he's wrong
i. .?asara bad a spi? y r? ?
At crabbing with . < lat and ?* p.
Or eke th?? nithty /. ni at uni??
K* .-ponds with si I hia i-h
And Jawn Muira? ha? oft* ? ?hown
A peevishness of vole-*? or ione.
When certain umpires bagge4 big
And sent him ?put f?-r air.
Whin it come?? to ? Tabbing in th??
good old-fashioned wa> .
When it com?? to knocking with
the accent on the K,
My bet is on tbe army when th?
teelps begia to Ms?
And a fellow has to slush around in
rain and wind and snow.
Tate ? a m?? fi**?* < b?pl??
Wh? p it r?seme to the camouflait*'
championship it U j.ft m ?ell to r*?
mt-nilK r that the American Indian
Va-S no bush-lea*: uer st this Rame.
H?* bede<ked himsel: in a"*sn?ear of
gaudy war paint ?nd leathers, but lar
all that he had a mrmy of blending h?*
coDtour s..ff.ci?ntly tn defy sny but
the keenest eye.
We should mf, however, that the
' aiii'-'-flag?- champion of all time ???
? h. rn ?luajl. Any man who ha?
ever walked up to the edge of a
?-?-.?? ?, ; o? ? : ? d by t he dogs, who h? *
sto??*i within two feet of tw. ? b/ m
twini>-'"i\? birds, who has known al
,?],,?.? paartly wher? ? h? y a-ere to th*?
in? Ii and has it.cn 1>? ?*n ?
ihi-m. ?'an un<k.rstand best to what an
art th*1 camouflage game or indiM ??
can be earrtetfl.
A ?r-iiaul has the kua?k of blending
bims? If so perfectly thai Mtawas.
sbafi of :? I,ick telet-?-**on?r ?OultJ ev?-r
peek him out.
Duela in the tropical countries a
l-Mim*. with all lii.-- given and rod
calai inc. Is Mso perfectly camoiifli*?
ed, far bettor than any paint expert
could ever hoj?o to acni????
Tke .?.?t-rifsi
Tbe average American soldier on*?
talks to may not understand, tn de
t--.il, for just what ideals or neoe-ssitics
this war is all about, but he has ?
pretty ?'lour, sane idea of the fighting
part of it. Me doesn't underrate the
Hun in tbe ??lightest. He is willing to
give him credit, via the boi ?vrore up
io date, for being a corking go-M
But. on the other band, be can't se*
any of thi:- sui-erman stuTT. He has
-*vet-n t oo ma ny suppo-ed I y In vinciMa
champions on thl.*? side of tbe water
b-calen or dropptd for the count. He
has seen too many supormaruc cham
pions knocked out. too man\ super
manic baseball clubs ovei-t-fcrawii. ta
tic nie any entry as an unbeaten en
tity, pnce the correct punch is applied.
This is tbe correct viewpoint?to gc
in with ? Aaap i-aawael lai ?? oppo
nent, but with not h i ? ? bordering on
discouragement ?or fear.
You'll also lind th? average Ameri
can soldi? r. orhc**r ?nd man. also un
ientands well .nnuch his own limita
tions aa they stand no*?in lack of
picp.ii-nti-.n and Training. But you II
rind be js aWlant to make up this
deficit by the hardest sort of work,
an amount of work that has aston
ished Canadians, Knglish and French
officers starred around at the different
And bard work, after all. has a
knack of getting there ultimately If
tbe proi-er materials are added to work
Tke \ew Reeerd HeMet*.
Then* v..is a day when we figured
the nu miter of alibis compiled by ball
players or golfers established a record
Nothing to it. compared to the num
ber and variety of excusas presented
by enlisted men in order to obtain a
live days' leave. To gat an answer
figure ap ail ,the excusea a normal
brain can devise, multiply it by fifty.
and \ ou w ill then be onl> one-thou
sandth of the way correct.
For when a f*Jiow wants to ?et
away for a few days he feels tbe -call
so hard that no aat limit can sup

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