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By TopKffe
Nationals Take Twin Bill from White Sox Cutting Down the Indians1 Lead
?till trying to fifurt out what
the delay wu.
Gowa prince bokU the
record u a backward Mara
Nationals Move Nearer Indians by Landing
Twin Honors?Jimmy Shaw and Walter
Johnson Turn Trick.
Griff's dan picked up two game* at the expense of the world
champion White Sox in the Sabbath attraction yesterday at the Florida
avenue bailiwick, and in doing so drew within one game of the Cleve
land Indians for second honors.
"Grunting" Jimmy Shaw turned the trick for the locals in the
fast game of this twin attraction when he set the champions down with
four scattered hits and handed out the zero treatment. The mighty
Johnson annexed the nightcap for the Griffmen, winning by a count
'of 5 to 3.
The First Gut*.
James Aloysius Shaw made Clar
ence Rowland's patched up tribe look
like a bunch of minor leaguers be
fore his smoke and twisters In the |
"first game as only two of the visitors I
got to second base during the fray
and only six balls passed the inter
trenches. Good obtained the first hit
off Shaw's delivery in the fourth in
ning but he never got to the second
sack as Picinich cut him down at
Lavan's station on a two-ply killing.
Schalk hit in the sixth after one was
down and Good drew a pass but
neither advanced any further ss
Llebold popped out to Foster. John
Collins hit to left with two down in
the seventh but Devoremen whiffed
at Shaw's smoke. Llebold hit in the
ninth and got to second on an infield
out but he too was cut off when he
tried to advance to third on an infield
out, l^avan and Foster running him
down between the sacks.
Nine of the White hosed crew
struck out before Shaw's shoots while
he only issued one base on balls dur
ing the afternoon. Lefty Russell who
opposed Shaw was greeted with some
what of a bombardment during the
first three innings by the Nationals.
Rowland allowed him to stay on the
hill, and he improved as the game
progressed as he took the Nationals
into camp by the strike-out route in
the fourth and has seven strike-outs
recorded against the locals. Shotton
opened the first frame with a scratch
hit to Russell. Foster hammered one
to right field which placed Bert on
third, and Russell loaded the sacks by
granting Judge free transportation.
Milan struck out but Shotton crossed
the dish on Schultes' infield out
Shanks hit to right field placing Fos
ter over the bag and Schulte scored
when Lavan obtained his first blow
of the five he registered during the
Pldnlch's double followed by Shot
ton's triple and Foster's infield out
gave the locals two more in the sec
ond while hits by Schulte and Shanks
and an infield out gave the Nationals
their final run in the third. The
Nationals: Ab R H Bb So Sh 8b O A E
Slioctoe. If 4239201200
Potter. 3b 3111000110
Judge, lb 3001000*0#
Milan. d...M? 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 ?
frtralte. it..... 4 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
Shanks. 2b 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Lavan. as. 3014000450
Picinich. e..? 3110100 11 10
Shaw. p. 300010011 9
Totals 21 * ? S T ? IV 9 ?
Chicago. Ab R H Bb So 8b 8b O A K
ifeod. rf 3011100200
Lttbotd. f.MM 401 0000241
Wmw. SS 4000100120
Murphy. 2b ... 4499199431
Coihas. lb..... 3414494409
Derormcr. rf.. 3909299999
PiasUi. 3b 3999299919
Schalk. c 3919 -1 90939
tonsil, p. 399999999 1,
Totals 39 9 4 1 9 9 934 ? 2
Sccts by inning*:
Hits 42399991 x?4
Runs } t 1 9 9 I 9 9 H
Hits 0 0 4 1 4 1 1 4 1-4
Kuns 90999999 9?4
Isrned nins-Natiooala, i Loft on base#?
Nationals. Chicago. 3. Tbrse-baae hit-Shot
to?. Two-baas hit-Picinich. Donbl* Hay?
Picinich to Laran to Judge. Losing pitcher?
Russell. Vmptresr-Owcns and Morality. Time
Stagg Says Chicago and Confer
ence College Will Play Football.
Chicago, Aug. 25.?Doubt, as to
whether or not football will be
played by the larger colleges of
the Middle West this fall were re
moved today by A. A. Stagg. noted
football coach and athletic director
of the University of Chicago, who
said that the Maroons would have
an eleven aa usual, and that the
other Big Ten and similar schools
no doubt also would have represen
tative teams.
Ind.ana University, among others,
haa been reported aa Questioning the
advisability of Indulging In the grid
iron sport nntll the war Is won. but
from the way Stagg talked today
it appeared a. If he had never even
entertained the Idea of suspending
"Oh. yes." he replied, when asked
if the Big Ten was to continue its
gridiron schedules, "we are going
ahead ar usual. I don't think the
1S-4S draft law will Interfere with
our student bodies, for I've read that
the government has appointed a
number of colleges throughout the
country, Chicago and other confer*
ence schools among them, as ata*
dent training camps, and when our
men must register for the draft they
will be detailed to their own college,
for training until they are needed
by the service.
Waa't in Draft, Bat 1
Art Wilson Registered
The spirit that will help ua win Is
that shown by catcher Art Wilson, of
the Boston Braves. Some men In the
draft age don't Want to be in the
army. bat it la different with W.tooc,
Wltaa* doesn't pay special attention
to birthdays, and when the time cava
to register a year ago last June ha
didn't remember whether ha was over
thirty-one years old or not. so he
registered with his heme board any
way. Later ho found he was over
thirty-one and did not havj to regis
"Let it fo." was th* subatancc of
his answer "I'm no better than any
oao else, and If called to Ofkt I'm
Johnson had easy romping in land
tag the night cap for the locals, as
the Sox could not do anything with
bis assortment of steam and four
hits were their allotment in this
loosely played battle. . Clyde Milan
killed off a perfectly good rally
for the visitors by making a great
catch of Murphy's offering in the
sixth inning which saved the day for
the big smoke.
Young She!lenback who was opposed
to Johnson for the South Side tribe
pitched good ball over the entire
route as errors by Collins and Mui
phy proved his undoing in the
Nationals' fourth when a quartett
of tallies was hung up by the Grift
men. In the eighth, clean hitting by
Shanks. Lavan and Ptcintch. resulted
in the final tally.
The visitors got away to a flying
start in the second when Collins
tripled to center field and counted at
the dish on La van's boot of Rus
sell's grounder. The locals grabbed
off four in the fourth chapter when
Judge started the nightmare by draw
ing free transportation and moved
along on Collins' boot of Milan's
grounder. Schulte advanced the run
ners by the sacrifice route and Judge
scored when Shanks sent a long fly
to Good. Lavan then crashed out his
second hit of the game and Milan
arrived safe. Lavan denting the pan
when Picinich doubled down the left
field foul line. Picinich moved to
third when Collins booted Weaver's
throw of Johnson's grounder and Val
tallied on Shotton's hit to right field.
Foster ending the rally by forcing
Shotton out at second base.
The visitors added two In the sixth
when Good was given life on Lavan's
error and went to third on Leibold's
high to right. Weaver hit to Schultie.
putting Good in the run column and
placing Leibold at third. It was off
the offering of Murphy's bat that
Milan made a great catch and halted
the rally. He raced to deep right
center and pulled down the ball which
was pegged into Shanks and relayed
to Judge, which doubled up Weaver at
first, but the blow was such a long
one that Leibold had an easy time
getting to the plate before the final
out was registered. Shanks' hit, fol
lowed by clean blows by Lavan and
Picinich, gave the locals their final
score in the eighth. The score:
I Nationals: Ah R HBbSoShSbO A E
, Shotton. If 3011000300
Foster, 3b 4 0 0 0 ? 0 0 1 1 1
JodfP. lb 3101009700
Milan, ct 4100000120
flchulte. if 3000010200
Shark*. 2b 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 3 0
Lavan. m 4140000102
Picinich. c 4120100*10
Johnson, p 3016100110
Total* *5922202713
Chicago: Ab R H Bb So 8h 9b O A E
Good, cf 4100100110
Lieboid. If 3111000410
Weaver. ...... 4020000110
Murphy. 2b.... 3000010131
CUMaa. lb 3110000013
Buwell. if 3000100300
Ptnelli. 3b 3000100310
Btbalk. c 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Schelknbach. pSOOOSOOOl 0
Totals S 3 4 1 0 1 031 10 9
Score by innings:
Hits ? 1 0 3 0 3 0 3 s-0
Bun* I 0 I ( 0 0 I 1 H
Bits 01000300 1-4
Run* 01000300 0?3
Earned rune-Natiorala. 2* Chicago. 1. Left
>n baa**? National*. 4; Chicago. 1. Three-base
hit?Collins. Two-hue hit-Picinich. Double
play*? Milan to Shanks to Judge; Shanks to
{Judge. Umpires? Moriarity and Owen*. Time
Willard Won't Defend
Title During the War
Denver, Col., Aug. 25.?Jess Wil
lard, heavy-weight boxing champion
will not box to defend his title until
the war is ended, he announced here
today. During the war he will con
fine himself to exhibitions, the pro
ceeds of which will go to war char*
I ties.
Anericaa Leagie.
I Washington, t; Chicago, t.
Washington, 5; Chicago, 3.
j Chicago at Washington.
Cleveland at Philadelphia.
St. Louis at New York.
Detroit at Boston.
Won. Lost. Pet
Boston 70 47 .Sit
Cleveland 67 52 .5(3
nutl.it.. (7 M JI4
New Tork 56 57 .496
Chicago 57 62 .479
St. Louis 54 (1 .470
{Detroit 50 66 .411
Athletics 48 70 .407
Boston. 8; Cinctnnati, 7.
Cincinnati. 2; Boston. 0.
1 Phillies at Pittsburgh
Boston at Cincinnati.
Brooklyn at Chicago.
New Tork at St. Louis
. Won. Lost. Pet.
Chicago 78 40 .Ml
New Tork (6 49 .574
Pittsburgh 63 55 .514
Cincinnati fl 57 .117
Brooklyn 52 64 .441
Phillies 50 65 .4ft
Boston tO 68 .424
at, louu Mf1 " u "m
Watchful Waiting Rules at
Harvard Awaiting Open
ing1 Next Month.
Boston, Mass.. Au?. J5.?"I still
believe that we will make no de
cision about Intercollegiate athletics
until college reopena next month."
said Dean LeBaron R. Briggs. chair
man of the Harvard Athletic Com
mittee. today. "While It la true
that the government la to Install
the Student Training Army Corps
at Harvard, and the propoaed sched
ule of training doeapt" appear to call
for more than ten hours weekly of
military training. I think It would
be wiae to wait and be sure of our
position before makng any definite
announcement. I believe this is th.
same attitude that will be taken si
Yale and Princeton."
The dean recently entertained
Professor Corwln, head of the Yale
Athletic Committee, who spent aev
eral days at the Briggs" summei
home on the Cape. Not a word
about the collegiate athletic altua
tlon was spoken during this time
Dean Briggs states.
There appears to be little doubt
that Harvard will be represented by
some kind of a football team, but
the question of whether the eleven
will be recognlaed. as were the
spring athletic teams, or will play
as an Informal organisation.
The government's reported de
cision that no youth between 18 an<i
21, who is in college, can be enllste.i
for regular service, will strength*-!
Harvard's athletic bonds, and If th
military training at the universitj
permits, a regular eleven will be th.
result. The freshmen, at any rate,
are going to have a team, and with
in a few days It to expected that o
schedule will be arranged.
If the university resumes sports
with any of Its old-time vigor MaJ.
Fred W. Moore, connected with the
Intelligence Department of the
1 Northeast, may resign as graduate
manager and treasurer. Under ath
letic conditions during the past col
lege term Mr. Moore was able to
hold both positions, but with an ex
tended schedule he is apt to find
the task too exacting.
Cards Win Overtime
Game from Clarendon
Alexandria. Va.. Aug. 24.?The
Clarendon baseball team wa* defeated
here today on the High Schooi
grounds by the Cardinals in an excit
ing game by 9 to 8 in eleven innings.
Clarendon tied the count in the
ninth when it scored three tallies.
The teams were blanked in the next
1 two innings but the Cardinals broke
1 the tie In the eleventh when they
I scored a tally after two men weie
out. The score:
Clarendon: I Cardinal*:
McM'on.Jb. 5 2 10 1 Grlmuf.. 4 ? 0 ? ?
{ Stewart.v.. ? 2 ? i (WPurdy.s*.... ? 1 ? 1 0
[ D'ridson.2b 6-01 l|Snyder.lb... 5 0 IS 1 1
Glebel.c.... 0 2 11 0 (NHafer.c ? 4 11 It
Decnan.lb.. i 2 11 1 ?^ Derer?.3*... ? 4 1 3 1
O'klatein.ef 5 2JO ?I.Moore.cf 02100
S'affer.lf.p. 4 2 S 1 01 Williams.If. 0 3 10 6
Oertal.rf... 3 0 0 0 0|Fiahcr.2b... I 1 ? 3 0
H'bulU.P.rf 3 3 0 0 WHuDt.pi 0 3 0 3 0
Hodson.lf.. 0 0 10 dstunkel.rf.. 2 0 10 0
Boien.lf.... 2 1 0 0 Oj
Total*.. C 16** I 3| Total?.... 51 IT S3 12 3
?Two out when winning run scored.
Score by innings:
Clarendon 300 200 013 00-0 10 2
Cardinal* 023 200 010 01-0 IT 2
Itur.s?McMabon, Stewart. Davidaon. Giebel,
Degnan. Goldstein. Schaffer (2). Purdy (3),
Snyder, Hager (2). Deters, Moore, Williams.
Cincinnati. Aug. 25.?Cincinnati
and Boston broke even in a double
header this afternoon, the visitors
taking a free and hard hitting game
from the locals in the first contest
which went ten innings by an t to
7 score.
The second game was called at
the end of the seventh in account
of rain and darkness. The locals
won 2 to 0. The score by Innings:
Boston 000 101 104 1?8 18 3
Cincinnati ...001 050 100 0?7 17 2
(10 innings.)
Batteries: Ragan, Crandall, North -
rup and Wagner; Eller, Ring and
Wingo. Umpires Moran and Rigler.
R. H K
Boston .....000 000 0?0 4 0
Cincinnati 001 001 0?2 t 1
(Called rain and darkness.)
Batteries: Nehf and Wilson; Wag
ner. Ring and Archer. Umpires
Rigler and Moran.
FIRST RACE ? Thm-TMr-oldi and up; 1
mile. Adele, W0; Lively, 111; Square Set. Ill;
Nl?el. Ill; Royal, Hi: Jon. Bus. l(tt: Broom
Peddles. 102; Wood Thrush. 102; The Cook.
113; Chriatle, 115; Brother Jonathan, 115; Bar
Use. ?; Manneh.o, III; Feu d'Artifice, B;
Grouse, Ml; Dimitri. 1M; Umtlnga. 1M; Harry
Burgoj-ne, lit; Rey Oakwood, IK; Bow Bads. 97.
SECOND BALE?Th. Bunt Hill, fat all
asca; handicap; ? furlongs. Pipp, 115; I ma
Frank. MS; Crank, M0; Or. Johnapn. Ml;
Flags. Ill; L'lnflrmiere, H; Naturalist. IS;
Regal Lodge. 1?; Jyntee, 110; Startling. ill;
Btrbalor'i Bli>?. S.
THIRD RACE - Two-year-olds; idling; 5*4
furlongs. Different Eyea. 1M; Dolinda, 90; Ear
locker, M7; Candlelight, If; ThistMowa, ST;
Fair and Square, IT. Pater, IK; Qoeatlownair*.
H: Blair Oowrt., Mi; Balustrade. Mi Tag. M&
FOURTH RACE-Th. WaUrrllet; J-ytar-olda
and up; handicap; 1 mUe and 1 furlong.
Memories tl, 90; Star Mister, 111; Bondage.
Mf; L'Errant, 90; Fairy Wand, M2; TVkat, M0.
FIFTH RACE?Three-year-olda and up; aall
Ing; 1 mile. Pulhix. 115; Trophy. *; Valertua.
99; Gipay Queen. ?; Torch Bnrtr. Ill; Wlw
man. Ill; Night Stick, IS; lwi??l 101; King
N?otnn., Mi; Peerless One. Ml; Barry Shannon.
Mi; O-ikl lasael. 95; Dick WIllissH, 111; Dot?
laa S., Ill; N. K. Beal, 117; Dsn. 117; Bas
tka, 115; Wanksag, 115; Woodtrap, 113; Poacher.
Ml; Wood Thrush, ?; Bow Bella. Ml
SIXTH RACB-Maidea Uliss; Vyear-oids; OH
furlongs. Iflaa Voakl. 1M; Trettt. 1M; Gwrg.
Eliot. U4; Herodlaa, 114; Zulettan, lit; Trom
pm Bradamanta, 1M; Cats Paw, 114; TH
Lace, 114; Boa. Learea, 114; Ulnnet. Ill;
Maid, 1M; Looking Or, 114.
Rochester. 2; Newark. ?.
Rochester. 1; Newark, 0.
Hamilton. 2; Buffalo, 11
Hamilton. 4; Buffalo. 1.
Baltimore, t; Jersey City, L
<L Tsrssst fitw^fc
Will They Use These Grips to Hold a Rifle?
Benny Believes He Has
Good Chance of Stop
ping Ted Lewis.
A boxer Is Just like a human be
ing. He's never satisfied. For In
stance, .there's Benny Leonard. He
vwasn't satisfied until he stopped
Freddy Welsh and clamped the light
weight crown firmly upon his black
. thatch. Then folk began to talk
(about Johnny Kilbane and raucously
' mentioned that the featherweight
| champion might have a chance in
[the same ring with the newly-throned
j lightweight king. So Benny promptly
knocked out Johnny.
But even that didn't satisfy Benny.
He began casting envious eyes on
the welterweight title. Knocking out
Kilbane added somewhat to his pres
tige, but it didn't add to Benny's col
lection of crowns. Benny realised,
however, that if he couldn "take" the
welterweight champion he would have
another head piece to put in his
trophy cabinet. He wasn't satisfied
until the match was made, and now
all he has to do is knock Lewis out
when they meet head on in an eight
round bout at Newark on Septem
ber 10.
Benny hopes to do that little thing.
Lewis hopes he won't. There's a dis
j :
Here b Evans' Dope
On the World Series
Baseball does not always run
true to form. You never can tell
what may happen, but if Wash
ington and Walter Johnson faced
the Cubs. I certainly would look
with favor on the Washingtonians.
If Cleveland or Boston meet the
Cubs It would Just about be a toss
of the coin, and take your choice.
pute before they've climbed Into the
"I know it's a touch assignment."
said Benny, "but I have had tough
assignments before. No one thought
I would be able to stop Welsh in
side of ten rounds, but I did. A lot
of folks think that I can't stop Lewis
inside of eight rounds, but I think I
can. At any rate, there's no harm
In trying. I'm anxious to hold the
welterweight championship as well as!
the lightweight title."
Ted Lewis has announced that he!
will finish his training for the bout)
at Long Branch. He is of the opinion
that conditions there are ideal to get
into tip top physical condition.
??I want to be at my best, for 11
think Leonard is the strongest op
ponent I have yet been called upon
to meet," said Ted.
Sculler Barr7 Well Again.
London, Aug. 25.?Sergt. Ernest
Barry, the sculling champion of the
world, who was badly wounded on
the western front, has been dis
charged from the hospital where he
spent six months and will rejoin
his regiment.
The Capital Publishers yesterday
defeated the Rex Athletic Club on
the Monument Lot in an overtime
battle, in which Cheater Lyona and
Pat Dennean hooked up in a pitchers'
duel and Pat got the decision by a
2-to-l count in sixteen innlnga.
Both teams fielded faultessly, mak
ing some wonderful stops of hard
drivea at the infield. Hughes waa the
demon slugger, as he gathered two
doubles, while Bernh&rt at ahort
made the fielding feature play of the
afternoon when he took Fitzgerald'a
line drive with one hand.
The Rex Clubmen were the first to
score when, in the second inning.
Steel hit for a triple and scored when
Dyer singled over short. The Print
ers evened the count in the ninth.
Bernhart looked over four wide ones
and scored on Tweedale's double to
left center.
The teams battled along until the
sixteenth. Potter aingled, but was
forced at second by Bernhart. Shoo
maker tripled down the right field
foul line and Bernhart went all the
way 'round and scored the winning
tally for Printers and gave them the
game. The score:
Cappuba: I Rex A. C.:
Juru.lf? 6 0 3 0 0Um*.?. 101)1
Pottar.tb... T 1 5 1 1 |Caffrar.3b... 0 0 14 0
Rernhart.ia 7 0 4 8 01 Pp-nld.c. 0 ON 0 0
Twtadale.c. 7 1 0 1 O'Stcrl.cf 4 19 0 0
S'maker.Sb. 7 1 J 1 OjDrer.lb 0 113 0 0
Hucra.lb... 0 3 13 0 0HjT?ns.?.... 0 3 10 0
Montafue.cf 0 3 3 0 0>Raba.r1 3 I 1 ? 0
Benburf.if 4 0 3 0 VHarlnw.ir.... 5 0 3 0 0
DeBDMn.r- 0 0 0 3 0Wataati.3b... 0 0 3 3 0
TbUla... 95 7 46 H 1) Total*.... 47 7 40 10 1
Pa ppnt? 0B0 WO 1KB 000 m 1-3 7 1
Rex A. C W0 (?> 000 000 000 x-1 7 1
Rnns?Bernhart <S>. Steel.
That Rookie from the 13th Squad.
There vu > day when the crip*
if these fellows ob their tali bald
? bis Interest tor thu part of the
public known u fasdom, bat that
day has passed.
The main thine the public wants
to know about these leading bat
tars is whether their can and will
usa their baseball (rips on the stock
of a rifle, whether tbsjr will use
their trained throwing arras Is hurl
Ins hand grsnadea.
Hsra we have the batting mitts
of Ave of the greatest batters la
the American League.
There's the mighty Tyrue Cobb?
young, a healthy, hueky athlete.
There's Frank Baker of home run
fame, young George Burns of the
Athletics, Oeorgs Blsler, the south
paw ssnsstlon of ths Browns, snd
Trls Speaker, super-outflelder of the
True, all ars married except
Speaker, but all with the exception
of Burne are making and have made
enormoue salaries for seasons past.
None would leave dependents in
straightened circumstances, and
there are thousands of boys In
| Francs who heve gone willingly.
| know 1 ok that U would not be eaay
sailing for tboM at home.
This is the laat time that thla paper
will print a picture of batting crip*
until after the war. when baseball
wtH com* back Into Ha own.
It would rive aa great pleaaura h
be able to ahow photos of theea same .
men's pips oa Enfield rifles.
That would be a picture that the
great sporting public of America
would appreciate.
Old King Baseball Is dead unul
after the war. The Interest Isn't
there any more. People are Interest
ed In another world series one thut
Is being contested along the Hiru,
In Plcardy, In Klanders.
We will bid farewell to the base
ball stars of today. Whet liurbtll
la resumed the Cobb?. Speakers.
Bakers, Collinses will hare passed
and there will be a new generation.
We will thank the stars of today
for the pleasure they bare given us
In the put. and becnuse they have
meant much to us we will fervently
hope they will not disappoint us now |
and that September *111 see them
changing their baseball uniforms for
another kind.
Women trap* hoot en on the Pacific
Coast are toighty capable performers
and ieem to have the edge on their
Eastern sisters. Take, for instance,
the shooting of Mrs. C. A. O'Connor,
of Spokane, Wash., in the Inland Em
pire Handicap, which she won from
a field of 100 men by breaking 43
out of SO targets. And then we find
Mrs. C. E. Groat shooting through
the Pacific Coast Handicap with an
average of better than S3 on 000 tar
gets. And there are a number of
| other fair Dianas on the West Coast
who are just as proficient as the two
mentioned above.
I The Beaview Golf Club, of Atlantic
City, X. J., the finest club along the
I coast, has installed traps, and golfers
-will have another sport to enjoy
when it is impossible to make use
of the links.
Annie Oakley, the greatest of all
women trapshooters. and one of the
greatest shots with any kind of a
firearm the world has ever known, is
giving instruction in the art of afcoot
Bob Emslie Celebrated
27th Year in National
League on Aug. 19.
I Xek York. Aug. 25.-On the ltth |
| day of this month Bob Emslie. vet
eran National League umpire, cele-.
brated his twenty-seventh birthday in j
the mother league.
Emslie. one of the most successful'
and consistent arbiters who has ever
called a strike in the big leagues, is
57 years of age. but he is still thera
as a Judge of play. Had the National
League disbanded before August 19
Emslie would have been out of a job
for the first time since he started
as sn umpire, and this alone is suf
ficient evidence of his class.
The major league experience under
Emslie's hat would fill a young
library, and it would be an interest
ing library, too. But Bob is one of
the nontalkative sort. He Just goes
about his umpiring, making a life
work of it, and says nothing about
himself or the trials and triumphs he'
has encountered over a period of
twenty-seven seasons.
Emslie wss once a pitcher like
Hank O'Day. He got his start io
Canada, for he hails from that es
timable town of Guelph, Ontario,
where he first saw the light on June
21, 1861. He started out playing ball
at a tender age and soon became
known as a crack semi-professional
pitcher. In 187S he was signed by the I
Harriston, Ontario, team, and in ad
dition was given a hotel clerkship in
Harriston. which at least meant bed I
and board. His salary ranged from
11.50 to 11.75 per game, and Bob wa* 1
in his glory. He mas a member of
the same team that held title to the |
famous and original Tip O'Xeil, and j
he mas proud of it.
Later he pitched for many other
clubs, among them the Merritts, of
Camden, N. J.; Toronto. Baltimore,
and the old Philadelphia Athletics.
He attained his height as a major
league hurler aith Philadelphia, and
it was there that he finally lost hia
arm after a Strenuous season in 1885.
Two yeara later be began his career
as an umpire in the International
League, later went to the old West
ern League, and finally came into
his own when he signed with the
National League, twenty-seven years
ago. During his career as an umpire
Bob figures that he has rendered over
200.000 decisions, which is something
to lire over snd boast of.
Chicago. Auk. 26.?The Cub* and tba
Brooklinitea divided honor* in the
double-header staged here today. The
local team captured the first came
i to I and dropped the second ! to I
The first contest waa prolific of er
rors. both teams registering four, but
in the last battle Hollocher of the
locals mads the only error. The
score by innings:
11.H ?
Brooklyn 100 001 000 - ? ? 4
Chicago 004 0B1 00* - i 7 4
Batteries?Marquard and M. Wheat.
Walker and KUlefer. Umpires?Klein
and Emslie.
Second game.
Brooklyn 000 100 00* ? J t ?
Chicago 000 mo 000 ^1 4 1
Batteries-Smith. Miller. Taylor
and O'FarralL Umpires?Klem and
lnf at the Went worth Gun Club,
Portsmouth. X. H.. daily, and re
cently save an exhibition for the (
benefit of the men connected with ^
Fort* Stark. Foster and Constitution.
Miss Oakley has visited every camp
and cantonment in the East and given
exhibitions of her prowess with fire
arms. and Is willing to spend all of
her time instructing soldiers in the
art of shooting.
The Crescent Athletic Club, of
Brooklyn, has turned over its rifle
and revolver range for the instruc
tion of army officers, enlisted men,
sailors and police reserves.
The stock of a rifle or shotgun It
a lot more important than most shoot*
era realise. Many hunters mho take
great pride in the bore of their rifls
barrel and in keeping the slightest
speck of rust from any metal parts,
do not seem to care a hang what hap
pens to the wood parts on a gun
so long as they do not fall off en
tirely. The scratched, loose, warpod
and dried-out stock is sn sli-tos*
frequent aight.
; ^ ^
Naval Academy Promises
to Have Largest Squad
in Its History.
I Annapolis. Aug. 25.-*A football sous6
? of 123 lusty youths which is being ?-oi<*
| stantly augmented and which has al
ready reached the stage where a
. snappy signal drill is held under a
well-organised ataff or coaches, is
I what can be seen any afternoon at
I the Naval Academy at present. It is
certain that no other institution ran
present such a sight at the height of
summer, nor would It have ben poe- j
sftble here under ordinary conditions, j
Gilmour Dobie. who followed hti l
. successes at the Universities of Minne. I
I sota and Washington by doing re* I
markable work st the Naval Acad- M
emy last yesr. has been given tnsM
opportunity of culling over the bira
gest class of new midshipmen whi hfl
ever entered the institution, and it ill
i these young men who hsve formed the J
I big squad he is now handling. Over 1
100 reported last week, and yesterday
afternoon the squad was increased t?y J
st least twenty-Ave. It will be further
enlarged as men are drawn from the
other branches of athletics in mhfcrh
they are now engaged. For instance,
at least eighty are rowing, and amst g
them Is some of the best football
material. Also the final fleld and
track meet will be over Saturday a-il
this will release other promising foot
ball men.
Assistant Surgeon Boles A. Has-1
thsl. medical officer assigned to the
department of physical training, was
center at the University of Minne
sota. where Dobie began his car
as a coach, and was All-Western r ?
ter for several years He played af -r
Dobie left, but had the benefit of the
work Dobie had done.
When Dobie returned this summer
I he was delighted to run across Ray
mond C. Hunt, who is an ensign in
| the Naval Reserve and la takine a
i special course at the academy Hunt
wss developed by Dobie at the Uni
versity of Washington and Dohis
states that he mas one of the host
ends he hss ever scon. Both young
officers are helping with the big s?juad
from the new fourth class.
Capt. Mills. Former Harvard Ath
lete. Dies for Country.
New York. Aug. 26?Cap t. Philtp C.
Mills. former. Harvard football p!?ver
and a son of the late Gen. Samuel M
Milla, chief of artillery, y. S. A.. was
killed in action July ? last. swarding
to information received here W
Previous to America's entry in the
war Capt. Mills drove an ambulance
In France. After the declaration ?f
wir he returned to this country and
entered the Plattaburc OfBccrs- Train
ing Camp, where he won his comm;s
?toa as a captain. He went to France
with his regiment last April.
Capt. Mills waa a graduate of St.
Paul's School. N. H.. and Harvard
VDiversity. IMS. He was a member of
the onlversity football eleven for three
yean, playing tackle.
Kiy Qn*t Baffkaataa.
Binghamton. K. Y? Aug. X.-BIU
Kay. one of the leading batsmen la
the International League, notified
Manager Hart man today that he had
decided to quit baseball. He left the
club tonight thua giving the team's
pennant chances a mat Mow in
asmuch as Kay waa one of the bat
ting stars. Pitcher Beckermit. wha |
quit the Bingoes a week ago. has re
joined the club and will finish lbs

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