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John Herjry?Nationals Open Season in New York April 1(5
John Henry Will Wear
Boston Brave Uniform
Nationals' Catcher Sold to Manager George
Stallings?Old Fox Griffith Trying to
Purchase Fritz Maisel.
New York, Feb. l4.-?-John Henry, the big catcher of th# Nationals,
will wear a Boston Brave uniform this season. George Stallings put
through this deal with the Old Fox shortly after the American League
meeting adjourned at the Walcott Hotel today. No price was named,
Iwt the fiery leader of the Braves came through with Griffith's figure,
and Henry, instead of being a Red Sox, will wear the uniform of the
Braves' crew.
Stallings never does anything halfway or without showing a punch,
?nd it was with this final punch that he announced that he was after
John Henry and that no money argument would stand in his way of
hinding him.
Mike Kahoe, former scout of the Nationals, who is at present on
the staff of the Braves, was the real one to engineer the deal. Mike has
been Doundins the Old Fox's trail for the n??t tKn? A?v*
May Make Another Deal.
A bank roll that could equal any
that baa been displayed by the mo
llis to date was In evidence when
Stalling* invaded the American
League headquarters. He made no
(tones about being after Henry, and
Was very glad to announce that he
had obtained him. when he Anally
received the transfer of the big
catcher. The biggest obstacle was
easily overcome?that is, the waiv
erlng of a player of the value of
John Henry out of the American
But Ban B. Johnson's crowd has
at all times been willing to work
together, and. as the Old Fox hlm
aelf puts it. was a "war time deal.
?with the Nationals getting the best
There were no hooks or crooks
connected with the deal. Henry was
[sold outright, and the Old Fox in
tends to use this Brave's coin in
helping him to strengthen his team.
Henry himself appears to be very
well pleased with the deal.
During the early hours today, he
[stated that he could better himself
ss Boston both with his newly
jhMUided paper box business, and In
ihe line of baseball.
Henry made the statement that he
would rather play ball for the Old
?ox for nothing than to go to some
?ther club without getting his price,
so there is not expected to be much
trouble going on between Henry
and Stallings in reference to sign
ing for 1918.
Griff did not let Henry go without a
great amount of consideration. The
Mg catcher ranks among the best In
the game. Although he has been a
ir hitter during most of his career,
la still looked upon as one of the
.test receivers in Johnson's circuit.
It must have been that "war
ime" stuff which Griff talks about
lat waivered him out of the league.
The getting of Henry out of the
.merican League Is a puzzle to most
the newspaper men and many mo
here tonight. But. as a National
te pilot puts it, Clark C. Griffith
the younger circuit. In the let
lng out of Henry the Nationals will
weakened In the catching depart
,nt, unless the Old Fox has some one
n view that can take the place of the
>ig Amherst boy in that great trio of
.insmith, Henry and Gharrity.
John's many friends, both in Wash
igton and the other cities of the
.merican League, will miss him. Al
rays a good, willing worker, he gave
the Nationals the best that he had
? him. and. as he is bettering himself,
svery fan should be with him.
The American League voted to
et aside a day on which 25 per cent
_yf the gate receipts of all games
Llayed will be donated to Clark
Griffith's ball and bat fund. Presi
dent Johnson was authorixed to
tame the date later.
J St. Louis opens the season April
?? at Comiskey Park. Detroit opens
>t Cleveland. In the East the sea
ion starts a day earlier, with the
Jfackmen in Boston and the Sena
tors in New York. No long trips are
nade for the early games.
Griffith is still In the field. This
Jeal today has not benefited the
Katlonals. unless the purchase price
ivas such a high one that the Old
.Fox can go out tomorrow and buy
butright some star of either league.
Eriffith today made no bones of be
ing in the field for Fritx Malsel.
I The tip is out that the coin which
Lhe Old Fox received on the Henry
Heal will be placed into a deal which
trill bring Maisel to the Nationals
Lnd place either Morgan or Shaw
irith the Mound City tribe.
The world of baseball moguls to
Hay shifted from the famous "Pea
fcock Alley" to the "Horseshoe Bend"
|n the Walcott Hotel, where the
American League went Into session
lit noon.
| Ban B. Johnson Is known for Bis
?peed, and it was a speedy con
ference held by the younger circuit.
tutside of appointing a committee
? or the Joint meeting tomorrow and
htating that they have adopted the
Vfw prices In baseball nothing else
Ivas given out by those that attend
ed the session. The price of a 5
tent Increase was made on all tick -
Its. It being claimed that the mo
llis will give these extra few pen
hies to some worthy cause.
j A big suggestion as to a worthy
Lause was introduced by one of the
members to allow this extra coin to
feo Into Clark C. Griffith's bat and
all fund, but no decision was reach
on where It will go when ad
urnment was called.
I Ban B. Johnson was the same
gsieasing mogul of old. and when It
gomes to being an optimist. Ban B.
Las Clark Griffith backed oft the
boards. Ban predicts a great season
lor baseball this year, but he will
Lot say Just when, where and how
The big war will handicap or make
(he national pastime.
I Johnson can see big league baseball
>lng along at its same rate of speed
sat It has in the past seasons, but he
-ills to make any predictions on Just
|rhen the war will be over.
No decision was reached at the meet
j in reference to the military drilling
"the various clubs In the American
this season. Johnson says that
I desires to have each of the teams tn
s circuit drill, but that he had failed
make arrangements with Adjutant
McCain, of the United States
ny. In reference to the appointing
' drill sergeants for the clubs.
J Griff has already gone the president
f the league one better, and admits
hat he has already lined up a drill
srgeant from one of the poets in the
tctnity of Washington who will go
Oath with the Nationals next month
r drills are ordered by the president
f the circuit.
The Joint meeting tomorrow wilj
the committees working on the
Fedei*1 League question, but this
I' ' th# o"1" b'K question
which will come before the Joint
conference, as the spitball is a big
question to the National Leaders.
Unless the American League mo
ruls are willing to put th^bln on
? this delivery, it Is a known fact
' back. National League will hold
rSS,b.Ky Q"inn l~uD to ?omethlng.
Grlfflth and Qulnn were in a long
at a late hour tonight
and it is believed that before many
thz j ,Y wl" haTe ",r*lf?htened out
uzh si ? C" Wl" pUce Morg*n
toVMST *"* brin? Ma"?'
Grift left here for the Capital City
|on the midnight train. sndT at that
| hour claimed that he had not closed
SZT? r" <WUh Qu,nn- Bobby admits
! ihaf' he ,n to grab of?
th.tz P '' but would not state
51 ^,.W" after Mor?an
. that th. Brown, ob
withth. v^V ?f ,he reotnt trad?
n !, T*nkee?. In reference to
his piloting the Mound City tribe
wht? "tt"0"' h* refu3ed to answer
point bl?kqU*"t,0n "" PUt to h"?
A four cornered deal is now in the
air between Boston, Yankees, the
rowns and the Nationals, but both
Frasee and Grlfflth last night denied
that rumor while Miller Huggins and
j that 80,1,8 one is having
1 ?2 i.??- But " w? "*ur*d that
a bad dream when the talk of Hen?-v
*?"ng out of the American
nllht h ?Ui TueBd*y "'ternoon.
night he 1a gone. Who la Grlfflth af
WIT eUhlr the Tank~? " Ked SoV*
SE hB *lTB t0 <>bt?'n any of
their players and at the same f(m?
keep his club fortified?
HotTi.t"*/ ** dickVng with Dan
h4T ln/?<?ner,KCatCher of the Phil
-?* and for the paat three vm
manager of the Montreal club, of the
International League
t^?Kle 5!iCk and Harry r-rasee got
y for ? talk about the
our men the Red Sox owner will he
compelled to furnish Connie Mack in
IW. P!^mfrnt for Strunk, Schang
Bush and Mclnnis. The report that
^datoeLa,ri?i <^Id"er had been select
denied 10 Athl?tics was
echoes FRoiT
??fUle!L ?lU8s,ns announced he had
?i?Med Pitcher Sam Rom and OuT
Phta"lu^erett Dank8t0n ?o the Mem
phis C'?.vtland "Indians have pur
the N>w^ l ^rKJ?hn En"nann from
! League En rm ?' J* International
j-eague. Enzmann is a big rieht
I hander and will be taken South tMs
| spring for training.
I .
j ?Js.'g.s;zsszjstji
h^.? ?'? of National League.
ni. , Picked up one of the tallest
?c r'.'"/ap:lv"/ ,n M?e? Mains,
hb. t *te feet flve inches in
his socks. Manager Moran got him
lanTed'Vro^^r'l? ^
ittnaea rrom the Kanaaa Fed* h
once wis a hurierjor the Tigrer*.
, T,hat tbe poor hard-working ath
Ies Pack their own uniforms and
i then tote them to the train is one of
I uo toT i'?' the masnates may put
j UP to the players this season.
The league has adapted a new set of
itti ,wi"
at the beginning of the season. One
of them is that reckless spendlnr of
taboo^ ea"nS Pl<l wlth ? knife are
Th? National League refuses to oi??
?k? throttle on the playeTTi^tOP^
15 a twenty-two from May
LnrfrX",' ? Thl* ??" not include
zsttl* Wh? volanteer in the
service of the government.
Dlln? ?at,onal League approved the
p a"? 'or the future conduct of t?e
wor'd ehMBptoMMp series. This new
Sf th? tw? 1 , at,th* 3o,nt meeting
" IT? tw? major leagues In Chicago
. provldea for the divlalon of the Dlav
of'th^A mmrnff th6 flrst d,v|8l?n tea ma
Of the American ^National leagues.
I wJ?h9rti-1nUii bag-Punching handicap
^ut Jo^k#iiofflciaHy opened when
Kel,y hove 'nto sight from
| Baltimore yesterday noon.
A^ric?^" ,7^?' A"ociatlon of
America held ita annual 0f
the Hotel Waldorf-Astoria yesterday
elected' ,s?f t
elected aa follow*: Joe Jackunn rw
troit, president; Jack Ryder ' Pin
C-Sv-P^r p"???ent: Mc-'l
philadelphia, secretary treas
^ CM-"
the late Billy Weart * P'*Ce ^
IjHeei Defeat* Gay.
Eddie Killeen defeated Guy last
night in the -pocket billiard tourna
ment at the Grand Central Parlor*
in rather easy style by 106 to 4&
KlUeen's high run was IS counters,
which put him away out in front
and he was never In danger after
this masterful piece of cue execu
Killeen and Tllpts are tied for top
honors in the tournament and will
shoot oil the match this evening, and
the winner will carry the title aad
the prise*
Matty ud C?M DiMgtM
Ob Golf u AM I* Pkjin
Chrlaty Mathewaon, noted pitcher
and manager, today comei with
a biff boo.t for golf, lnalatlng
that golf ts beneficial to any ball
player, if not overdone. In paaa
Inff. It la lntereatlnff to note that
Ty Cobb, noted bataman, la a
Creat lover of the ancient ffame.
but save It up laet year aa he ;
claimed It "dimmed" hla batting 1
eye. 1
Thua we have the two maatera .
dlaarreelnff. Both are artlata, '
one In deceiving the batter, and j
the other In "ruining" the pitch
er. Ty aaya the "follow through"
In golf la different from the fol
low through atroke In baaeball,
and that the perfection of one
will be the detriment of the
Matty already haa advlaed a
number of hla youngatera to take
up the game. Cobb, on the con
trary. haa tried to dlacourage It
among the diamond toaaera. So
there you are.
George Chaney to Meet Ed
die Wallace in Monday's
Boxing Attraction.
Baltimore. Feb. 14.?Recently Harry
Bletxer, manager of the American
Athletic Association, made a threat
that he would put on a boxing show
which would startle local fandom, and
he has apparently made good. Next
Monday night at the Lyric he will
offer an all-star card of three ten
rounders, which on its face is one of
the most attractive cards ever pre
sented in this city. In one of the
bouts George Chaney will meet Eddie
Wallace, of New York; Pal Moore, of
Memphis, will tackle Jack 8harkey In
another, while the third will see Bat
tling Reddy, of New York, and Young
Chaney, of this city, tn action.
The set to between Chaney and Wal
lace has been hanging Are for quite a
while, and this In itself would have
made a card of more than ordinary
attractiveness. Close on to a half
dosen times the bout was seemingly
arranged, only to have it fall through
for some reason or other. The bout
will give local fans another chance to
see Just what they think of George
after a rather long layoff. Inasmuch
as the recent contest with Hommey
was nothing more than a work-out for
the Baltimore battler.
Moore and Sharkey In action also
constitutes what would be considered
a good main bout at any time. Pal's
recent showing here against Dick
Loadman made it evident that he is a
legitimate bantam-weight of undoubt
ed class. Sharkey has appeared here
a number of times and made many
Battling Reddy has never appeared
in action in a local ling, but has had
a very busy career. He has victories
to his credit over young Chaney. and
the local boy will be most anxious to
wipe them out.
Should there be no International
League thla year, It Is Just barely pos
sible that some scheme may be ef
fected to play one game at Oriole
Park of each series scheduled In
Washington. Report from New York
has It that a proposition of this sort
will be given official consideration at
the American League meeting today.
Connie Mack, through his son, Roy,
who was secretary of the Orioles, is
financially interested in the Baltimore
Club, and will probably champion the
local cause. It is believed that with
conditions not of the best In the Cap
ital that one game of each series
could well be spared. Baltimoreans
would surely turn out In large num
bers for these games. Of course,
Washington will not take kindly to
the suggestion, for the Baltimore fans
might show a tendency to turn out in
such large numbers that the American
League moguls might consider It good
burfness to think of a transfer. It
certainly would give Baltimore an
entering wedge that might prove most
useful later on.
Mainstay of the Boston Red Sox,
Is Ranked as Best Hitting Pitcher
The Penn two-mile relay team,
which will race Yale and Georgia
Tech In a tri-cornered event In the
Johns Hopkins games at Baltimore
on February 23. has been selected
by Coach Robertson. Six runners
will be taken on the trip for this
race and the relay squad will be I
composed of Gustafson, Irvln, Cura
mings, Brooks. Price and Braman.
The first three athletes named are
sure to run in the race against the
Blue and the Yellow Jackets. The
choice for fourth man will fall to
Brooks, Price or Braman. At pres
ent Harvey Price is the favorite and
most likely to get to the post.
Penn has entered athletes In every
one of the open events In the Balti
more games. Sherman Zanders, the
captain of the Red and Blue track
team, will compete in the pole vault
and sprints Snow Davis, the for
mer Mercersburg star, will be in the
sprints and hurdles. Joe Van Glnkle
will be the Quaker representative in
the weights and Haymond will show
in the sprints.
In all fifteen Penn men will be
taken on the journey and as yet
only ten have been chosen. The five
others will be selected on the merits
of their performances In the military
athletic outdoor carnival, which will
be held on Franklin Field Saturday
afternoon. Besides the regular track
events a hand-grenade-throwing and
a wall-scaling competition will be
Harvard Men Give $5,500
For Footballs for Army
New York, Feb. 11?A tota lof 4,150
Harvard athletes and graduates have
contributed $5,500 to the fund to sup
ply footballs for use of soldiers in
France and 1,000 will be sent across
the ocean. The first 500 have been
Crackers Obtain Knaupp.
Memphis, Feb. 14.?Infielder William
(Chick) Knaupp, brother of Henry
(Cotton) Knaupp of New Orleans, has
been secured by the Atlanta club from
Toledo, through the New York Yan
kees, which club securcd him from
Shreveport a year ago and then turned
him over to Toledo.
Lawrence, Ky.# Fed. 13 ? Jess Wil
lard, who is stopping here, today de
nied that he has engaged in negota
tion looking to a match with Jack
Dempsey. At the same time he an
nounced his willingness to meet the
winner of a Fulton-Dempsey contest
if such is arranged, but insists the
bout must be a ten-round bout, not a
decision contest. When ttye champion
was informed that Tom Andrews, the
Milwaukee promoter, had obtained the
signatures of Dempsey and Fulton for
a bout, to be contested in that city in
May, Willard expressed lively satis
When asked If he would not box
more than ten rounds with the winner
of a Fulton-Dempsey match if an ex
ceptionally big purse was put up for
the match, Willard curtly said he
would not. Ho added that he could
get more money for boxing ten rounds
in the East than for 100 rounds In the
"Incidentally," sai4 the champion,
"I am not in the game for my health."
Willard intimated that the report of
his impending battle with Dempsey
was merely a clever scheme on the
part of Fulton and Dempsey to at
tract public attention to their ap
proaching bout in Milwaukee.
Willard insists he has not heard
from P. Chester Thompson, the Chey
enne capitalist, who announced, ac
cording to reports, he had gathered
the tidy sum of $100,000 for a Willard
Dempsey battle. "Until I hear from
Mr. Thompson direct I'll have nothing
to say of this offer," said Willard to
New York, Feb. 14.?Plans to re
store the championships will be dis
cussed at the annual meeting of the
United States National Lawn Ten
nis Association, which meets here
tomorrow. It is probable that the
money derived from tournaments
held under the auspices of the as
| sociation will be turned over to this
I association to furnish athletic equip
ment for the soldiers. Among those
I who reached here tonight were Sec
| retary E. F. Torrey and Clinton
j Childs, of Pittsburgh, and C. T.
| Smith, of Atlanta.
Central High baakst-bali
th* for th. Br*
tto* this year this afternoon in th.
_ ?ym la th? Interscbolastlc
L*a*u?- " Central should win this
contest It will bars clear title to the
chuaplouhlp. Eastern can be count
ed upon to put up a strong bid tor
the game and if Wa!sh Is eligible to
PUy it behoves Central to hustle all
the wax to come out on the long end
or the score.
In the second same of the afternoon
western meets Business which will'
finish the schedule for these two
schools. Coach Morse is likely to use
til? of his youngsters in this con
test so that he can find out what his
next year's material will do in a game.
Business will also try out some of Its
ness'wm*? ?? BuX
Present , on* man frot?> the
present team by graduation this
Portland Club Owner Will
ing to Take Care of Play
ers in the Service.
-SliCk5i Tif1; \f".7In real Patriotism
coming and Wlng^ln^Vly^aU
?^e'^rbh' matter* 11 t0<* a minor
league to show the way. In sending
i"' "? contracts for next season the
Portland club, of the Eastern League,
has notified Its players that all those
betw~n^h W'", T*'Te the dlfr"??
re,-^v!n \ 8farte? they would have
received for playing ball and the pay
" from th? rorernment
Bil"r Tamm- 01 New
J" . ?'?a<?y has Uken advan
ce *5i.m ?^fr *"d haa enlisted in
?hnpitt^ " Corps. Eddie Murphy,
shortstop, who was with Portland
,l*?hM r?n* '"to the
ht .hT' o^r ,no* he was "called
, U Americans last fall
l*m not com* un<ler the proviso
,hnw ,\Ctl?n of th? Portland club
show, the way to the major leagues
The plan Is not practicable for all
minor circuits, which at best have
only meager financial backing, but the
m* lef5ue"' with all their millions be
hind them, might make similar pro
lnli? ?,r of ,h"r P'?y?re who
enlist. In this connection it la in
teresting to note that James K Tener
announces that Hank Qowdys depen
dents will be taken care of by the
National League should he be "in
jured of effaced."
N*ew Haven. Con, Feb. U?At a
rrr:^f.,the ?ti;,etic b?*?? of COn
omL .V Y?'? yr.terday it was de
by ^ fo^fi r?U v ** represented
*>y a formal baseball team this
ofrvK'r ^PPO'n,menU were made
of N. C. Lyman. 1918 S.. as actine
captain. and F. a Hyde. l?l? s.. m
acting manager. A call for candi
dates for both university and fresh
man teams win be Issued within
the next week.
Schedules will conform as nearly
?s possible with those of formed
Played 'onfv tm,CQ,hat same? will be
pia> ed only on Saturday, ovlw
wt>hahni?W?K^ Gam*a W"L In all
probability^ be arranged with Har
vard and Princeton.
Joe Tnr?er Wimi M.tck.
nilh. thS wrestling match last
the Lyceum Theater be
Turner, the local mid
bl X ?h J'ck Ro" was won
T,?i !r tw? straight falls.
Turner gained the first fall in am
hnM *nd' thlrty m|nutes with a toe
hold and the second fall with a
hold in*1'^ hammer 'ock and toe
hold In eighteen minutes.
D?np*y Me?t? Fnlto..
1 !?-?Jack Dempsey. the
latest contender for Jess Willard's
d^tV?We'Kht t,tle 8l?ned articles to
kfJ ?Wt,FrPd Pulton at Milwau
?n,5?ay '? Pulton's signature has
not yet been obtained.
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Sir Thomas Lipton's Agents
Here to Inspect 1914
Sir Thomas Lipton, perrennial
challenger for the America's Cup.
con?I*tent loser and rood sportsman,
has not abandoned hope of eventu
ally rapturing the famous trophy.
In fact, the British yachtsman al
ready is layin p!ans to send Sham
rock IV after the coveted prise as
soon as the war ends.
Capt. W. M. Marks. Sir Thomas
representative, arrived in an Amer
ican port yesterday, with instruc
tions to inspect the cup challenger,
which has been laid up In the Erie j
Basin since the postponement of the
races of 1114. Capt. Marks is to re- '
port to the owner as to her condl- |
This action on the part of Blr
Thomas mlffht possibly be construed
on his part as a belief that the war ,
will not last very much longer and
that the race set for 1?14 may be
staged next fall. Shamrock IV ar
rived here August 17, 1114. having
left Falmouth on July 21. The boat
dodged German war vessels on the
way over and finally put into Ber
muda on August 11 for safety. A
few days later she continued her
voyage and reached New York safe
Then came the war and all con
cerned decided a cup race under the
I circumstances was out of the ques
' tion. Shamrock therefore was laid
up In the Erie Basin, and has since
1 been there. While the expense to
Sir Thomas was heavy. It was mild
compared to the loss to the prospect- !
I lve defenders. Four boats to en- |
1 gage in trial races had been con
I structed at an expense of $1,500,000. !
I but as soon as the cup races were
i declared off the craft were dls- j
It is probable that in the event of'
I another race for the cup new de- j
fenders will have to be constructed.v
Raedy. of Business, is a letter man
in three sports namely, football, base- '
ball and basket-ball. "Mike" is play
ing a clever game st forward for the t
Stenographers this season. He grad- j
| uates in June.
I Olover, who is playing tbe guard
I position for Tome, has the distinction !
of being one of the very few guard*
I who do the foul tossing for their'
team That he Is adept at tbe fifteen- j
foot mark Is shown by his work in a i
j recent game with Central High when j
he shot eleven out of fifteen tries.
I ??Mish" Ourevich, of Tech, Is one of
the best guards in the Scholastic i
League. His defensive work breaks j
up play after play of the opporing J
team. ??Mich's" only fault is his per
1 sonal fouling which has caused him to
I quit the floor in a number of games.
i Frank Forter, of the Central High 1
team, is playing about as nice a game
I at guard as Coach Metsler could want, j
Frank Is all over the floor in any |
game he plays and is a good distance J
1 Pepper, "Western's center, has been j
a big factor In his team s succesa j
Pepper's style of playing runs parallel
with his name, plenty of pep.
Peck Chapel, champions for the last ;
' three years of the Sunday School ,
League, seems unable to get going this
' year. "Pop" James, at one time one I
of the best basket tossers in the Dls- I
trlct, started a team in the early part |
of the season but gave It up on ac- .
count of the lack of material.
In Sam Boyd the Southern R. R. j
team has one of the best forwards in ]
independent circles. Sam is both an j
offensive and defensive player and :
can shoot from any angle.
Fairbanks to Meet Heintzman.
Palm Beach, Fla.. Feb. 14.?Walter j
Fairbanks, of Denmark, and C. C. 1
Heintzman. of Toronto, will meet to
morrow in the flnal South Florida I
golf championship match. Both men
disposed of their opponents in the j
semi-final rounds today without diffi
culty. The Canadian, who won from
Fred Vandusen. of Minnekauda. prob
ably had the best man to beat and
Is the favorite for the play tomorrow.
FIRST RACE-Three-year-old maidens, fire
and one-half furions*. Shiro. 112 < Roland?. 4 to
1, 8 to 5. 4 to 5. won: Landator. ?4 (Bnllman), j
4 to 1. 8 to 5. 4 to 5. tecond: Blanny. 105 (Lima
ford). < to I, 1 to 2, 1 to 4. third. Tin*. .
1:08 4-8. Babbling Brook. l*dy Moore. Kith, j
and Ubnrnam III abo ran.
SECOND RACE-Thr?e->?arolda and upward;,
claiming; flre and one-half furlnng*. A1 Hud
son. 1W (Crumpi. 2 to 1. 4 to 5. 2 to 5. woo;
Bmbeck. 106 (TapHnl. 2 to 1, eren. 1 to 2. we
end; Peet?r. KVr (Smiths. 4 to 1, 2 to 1. ?*??. >
third. Time. 1?S-S. Kal*. Bis Lunn*. Baby
Cole. Bill Wile*. Anna Rc*e. Hattie Burt cm.
Jim Hay. M Dick and Quarterwa*er alao ;
ran. I'ncle Dick ran away. j
THIRD RACE?Three-year-old# and upward
claiming: fire and one-half furlongs. Aunt El i
?e. Ill (Shilling*. 3 to 1. T to 18. 1 to J. won I
Rokxw Gooae. 113 (Howard*. 2 to 1, 7 to W. 1
to 3. aeuond; Dltan. Ill (ThurberV 18 to 1 4 1
to 1. 1 to 1. third. Time. 1 2-8. Canto. Mim
Jssho. Tardea, Jack l^ffan. Miao FVancoa. Moo
cxief. and Randel alao ran.
FOURTH RACE?Three-year-olda and nv
ward* claiming: ai* furlonsa. Roche^rr. 118
(l4raaford>. 4 to 1. 8 to 8. 4 to I. won; Ketille
II 103 (TarlinV 8 to 1. 3 to 1. 8 to 8. aeoooa.
little Nephewy. IIS (lloland). I to I. J to I. 1
to 3. third. Time. 1:12 2-5. Slim Gove. Ague.
Billy Joe, Lyttle. MiWtone. and Bun*? Kuroey
aim ran.
FIFTH RACE Tbrwvwold. uk) npw.H
ctaitr.lnr one mil. and tlfty yard.. Gr?nrr?.
100 (T.nnoforrll. 2 to S. rat. ?ra; Gmirft.. IW
(Tliiirt*r? IS t? 1, I to 1, 5 to 1 *oond; Jura.
100 (S?n?l. 1? to 1. 4 t? 1. 8 to S. third. Tta..
li]U OKloin 1>*B. Rr mark, bit, .nd HilTJ
Lanttor ?1*? r*n.
SIXTH RACE?Rlx fiirionw. Junni Oilier.
III (Cramp). 5 to J. ?"?. 1 to 1 won: Junw.
It* (Howard), ? to l 1 to i 1 l? ?, *rond;
Katahdin. IB (ronton, I to 1 f?, 1 to %
thtrd. Time. 13JW. Dr. Cm. Klo Rra?-?. !
Shoddr. n?m. Hoorrrat. Santo. .nd Scum
FIRST RACB-Oaur.m?; pun,. W? Vyaar-,
old.; (We ftirlontf. 'Sir 8am. ?; Mai?arrt i
Boyd. KB: Napnli. W; Hcabbard. US: Fi.ot '
Kmc*. IM: Mr. Dootej. W: "?Ja Umml*. !?
Bandrmo, 11
Boy. 111.
old, ud up. aid; ?.? Md . hie
Omm IUU. M; Dc.tr Mtot K: NaOm. i?
BMmu*. W; ScrUa. I?; Norn l?;
Rhn. 112; DtaMk Urn. 1>I; Nurad. 1?;
aw bm. at; ? ~ ? ?"?
Tlpjr. ?; *H? Pratkrr m. -Piit WMf.
W -Prtncma Jooin, *; *; CMfcw
' 111; 8eorp?i. 111.
elds Mid upwartl: am* mile and twenty Tarda
?Kaabrtlle. 88; YlaS of Btarl. *8:
Jsmea M8: Parr M : XS Do. IT
John Evers to Teach "Stuf
fy" Fine Points of Key
stone Sack.
John*? Ever* has deserted his old
love, the National Leairue. and >otned
the American detachment. The
?crappy, clever hero of the diamond la
to cast his fortunes with the Bed Sox.
This was definitely settled last even
ing after Johnny had deliberated over
his many offers. Evers will not be an >
active player, but wtU perform the
duties of coach. In talking about hfts
latest recruit Manager Barrow potaU
ed out what valuable servloe Eves*
can render.
?Take the case of Stuffy Mclnota*
chortled Barrow. "What better man
could teach him to be a first-class
second bsseman than Evers? There's
nothing relating to that position that
Evers doesn't know. And with the
young players Evers will work won
ders in filling them full of pep." No
higher compliment could be paid to
Evers than to have three of the lead
ing clubs bartering for his services.
The Bed Sox reoetved the contract
of Amos S trunk yesterday, and also
purchased George Whiteman, an out
fielder, from Toronto. Barrow Is col
lecting a number of players so he will
have enough to hand Connie Mack In
exchange for the stars he received
from the decrepit Athletics.
John Foster, the secretary of our
well-known Giants, informed the pal
pitating throng that he had received
the contract of Boss "Pep** Young
The latter can play either in or out
field and is some walloper with the
old ash. finishing a close second te
Nap Lajote in the Internatlonsl
League. If Davy Robertson declines
to show up on the opening day ft is
more than probable "Pep" will be
discovered out In the right field of the ?
Polo Grounds. "Greatest fielder in the
world," says Foster. Bighto. |
georgeItler TO
With the passing of George the Bos
ton Braves of 1914 have paased. Only
two of that aggregation remain under
BGeorge Stallings' management, Bu
dolph and Smith.
Tyler has been called the roost ef
fective left-handed pitcher in the Na
tional League and with Alexander and
Jim Vaugh should give the Cubs, to
whom he was sold, the most effective
pitching staff in the older organisation
Tyler has won the name of being
the most effective southpaw by being
the most consistent. Last year he was
forced to bow to the veteran Mar
quard, who had one of his biggest
years in baseball. But Tyler has gone
along year after year winning a ma
jority of his games and acting gener
ally more like a right-handed mounds
man than a port sider.
While Tyler's record shows he has
won 73 and lost 62 games In the last
five years, it must be remembered that
in two of those years, 1912 and lt!7.
his club was hopelessly outclassed and
In 1912 he lost the count being 1C won
and 17 lost while his club was finish
ing a bed sixth with ? won and S2 ^
Kansas City. Mo.. Feb. 14,-OHicals
of the National Baseball Federation
have been In conference with officials
of the Kansas Municipal Baseball As
aoclatlon considering the organisation
of a Western circuit of amateur base
ball clubs. Aa outlined, the circuit
would embrace Kansas City. St. Louis.
Chicago. Milwaukee. Omaha. Minnea
polis. St. Paul and Dee Moines or
Memphis, and be affiliated with the
National Federation.
One of the prime movers in the un
dertaking. it ia aaid. is J. Garland
(Jacket stahl. formerly manager of
the Boston Americans If crganised.
the Western circuit will hold elimina
tion tournaments, the **lnner to meet
the sectional victors of the South.
Middle West, and East for the na
tional championship.
Swimming Champion
Reads Own Obituary
New York. Feb. 14.-Cecil Healy. the
veteran swimming chsmpion of Aus
tralia, who is on the Western front
with the Ansacs. recently hsd the
privilege, ss he express^! It, of read
ing his own obituary notices. He was .
reported killed In sction. and news- 1
papei* telling of his loss reached him
The error, evidently a double one
appears to have occurred when hi?
younger brother was wounded on an
other sector in France and sent to a
base hospital in a critical condition.
But even he Is now on the high road
to recovery.
Organization of Another L?fW
Brings It Back Into Existence.
Tulsa. Okla., Feb. 14.-As quickly as
It sprang into existence at Fort Smith
three weeks ago. Just as quickly did
the Arkoma League sink into oblivion
at Muskogee yesterday, after having
served its alleged purpose, that of
forcing a reorganisation of the West
ern Assodstion.
Charles J. Brill, for several years
secretary of the Western Association,
was elected president of the reorgan
ized circuit. Carl Held, of Fort Smith,
was chosen secretary: Jack Letscher.
of Tulsa, and J. T. l?ughney. of
Muskogee, were named vice presi
Next Sunday the officials will meet
in Oklahoma City to perfect plana for
the 1918 pennant race. Oklahoma City,
Tulsa. Muskogee. Fort Smith. Okmul-|
gee and Enid will probably make WW
the personnel of the circuit.
Respect dob s Rtffct
Chicago. Feb. 11-Out In the North
western territory they are talking
about a "gentlemen's agreement"
made at Louisville whereby all minor
league clubs would respect the rights
of suspended chibs to player clatras.
However, the recollection ia that si
the Louisville meeting the minors re
fused to pledge themselves to any such
Robertsoa Refuses to Sif*.
Norfolk. Feb. 14.?Dave Robertson,
the Giants' right fielder, will not be In
the line-up nut season Ha refusal
McGraw's offer of a salary raise to
day and announced that ha would
become director of athletics IB the
?chooli here.
Eridue* Stfaed by Dctrait
Detroit, Feb 14.-Erlck F.rlrkaen. a
pitcher, who led the country In tba
number of games won last seaeee.
aent his contract to the Tiger, today
Erie keen played with Ban Fra
in the Pacific Coast League.

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