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Live News and Views of the Sporting World
The Champion Eleven De
feats Army Team Sec
ond Time, 20 to 6.
Naval Gun Factory, champion eleven
of the Service League, yesterday at
American League Ball Park for the
second time this season defeated th^
Army Medicos team In a hard-contest
ed gamp by 20 to 6.
Medicos scored the first touchdown
of the game before five minutes of
Hay when Snow fumbled on the 8-yard
line: On two rushes into the Gunners*
ffl>e. which netted 5 and 3 yards, re
spectively. Dunn plowed his way
through the right side of the line for
the first touchdown that has been
? scored upon the Navy Yard crew this
?eason. The Gunners worked the pig
Akin down to the Medicos* 8-yard line
oittv to lose it on a fumble, but Medi
co* repeated the trick, but Wagoner
fell on the ball for his team.
By steady short gains the Gunners
carried the ball up the field by plow
ing into the line with short end runs.
With the pigskin on the 5-yard line
McBride skirted outside of tackle for
the touchdown that evened the count.
The half ended with the score knotted
at 6 all.
The third and fourth periods showed
plenty of action on the part of Navy
Yard, as they scored a touchdown in
each of the periods Burns intercepted
a forward pass from Dunn, taking the
pigskin to the 10-yard line, and on two
plays, with Snow and Beyers carrying
tile ball, the back plunged over the
line for the second touchdown. For
the rest of the period the ball see
sawed up and down the field. McBride
caught a punt which he ran back 15
yards. Beyers j^ets away for a long
run. but was brought back as soon as
he was caught. Navy Yard holding
and was penalized.
In the final &eru.d the ball ex
changed hands twice and Medico3
were held for downs in the center of
the field. Navy began another inarch
down the field and McMj.hon winded
his way through the entire Medico
team for a run ot sixty yards for the
last touchdown of the contest. The
little quarterback was the sensation
of the game, as he ran with the ball
on many occasions, as well as han
dling punts cleverl>. when he carried
the hall hack ten hnd fifteen yards.
Medicos executed the only successful
forward pass of the fray when Dunn
{?hot the pigskin ii.to the arms of
Palmer, who ran ten yards before he
was tackled by McBride. Navy Yard
gained more ground by rushing the
ball than their opponents, as they
made ten first downs to Medicos six.
The Gunners attempted three forward
pa.?s-es. but all failed, while Medicos
attempted two ind gained with one
and the other failed.
Medicos' ba kfield were not able to
gait consistently through the Navy
Yard line, although 4'apt. Dunn proved
a slippery fellow ?-n several occasions
when he ploughed through for short
trains. McBride. Snow and MrMahon
did some tin-' tackling on tho defense
as did Wagoner and Palmer of the
The line-up and summary:
Me?}?<*??. f'nwt irs, G. F.
Pinter ,.L. Reed
Kr?i?n I~ T Dcakim
FVgla L. ?: King
Halt I'm t Twer*
*?lb R. ?? To*
Wair-r^r It. T Burns
I?erricott n. K ....: Durrity
I>f-n Q. B McMabon
? L. H Snmr
Degnan It. H I^angler
farm!] F. B McBride
Nok<titiitirQ?- Cnnnii jtum for Hull. Hagvr
f??i 4*oBk. I*er f<?r Durrity. Humphries f<?r
Rffd, Be\en? for Langl?*- TVaichdowna?Dunn.
31 cBride. Be< **rs, MrMilion. lir-aU from touch
down Snow il). Ooa'a mi?jcd Prnin. MrBride.
<>o?U from fleld mi . af - I>iinn. 'mm 23-yard line.
Ft* frre* - Mtk irUrkif>n). I'mpire ? Metzler
? Head li?eiunan?fitiyon (?*arli*le?.
Time j? mid Few of 10 minutra each.
New York. De<\ 8.?Boxing fans in
Australia?ami they are legion?have
read with interest of the ring exploits
of Jack Dempsey and are anxious to
nee the latest heavyweight sensation
In action. "Snowy" Baker, who is
now on voyage to the Antipodes, an
nounced just prior to his sailing that
he Is prepared to ofTer a purse of
120.000 for a twenty-round contest be
tween Dempsey .md Willie Meehan.
"I had a talk with Fred Fulton re
cently.** said Baker, "and he was
anxious to make the trip to Australia.
I have no one at present to pit him
against, but told him I probably could
use him in the summer of 1919. How
ever, 1 want to show Dempsey before
any one else, for they are keen to
h."vr a look at him out thA-e."
Bravei Without Preaident.
The Boston club is without a presi
dent. as Percy D. Haughton resigned
before enlisting in the Gas and Flame
Division of the army. So far as
known. Arthur Wise, treasurer of the
club, and Walter Hap^ood. secretary,
win represent the Braves at the an
nual meeting.
FIRST RACE Pur?e f ? year-old maid
?*ia. S1* farV>nc*- Directm*. Ill; Queen* Maid.
Ill: DofwiiV. Ill: Po?iti?e. Ill; Tbddl#r, 111;
Yen*y. Ill: Minawand. !11; Shady. Ill; Car
away. 111. Bvme. '14. Plenty. 114: Drop Light.
Ill AL<?o eligible. Kmanale 111; Wartna?k. 114.
SECOND RACfc-Clainuug JSTO. 3-year old*:
? lurlanga. jAkwiia. *. \Etwal?e. WJ. Mar
Fraak. F2. iBrm;, tC. Liberty 8?ar. ?lmp>
1*C. Tywin IS. 106 i'apt. Hodg*. ilmp> 1?6;
Lady Lnnge'lo. lflf; All Brig*.. 115: H. C.
B**ch H5; Cracow. 115: AmeHcan. 115.
THIRD RACt-Claianni; all ??e?; 5'*
fnrfcmgp. Jack Haalcj. 90: Agfea Conk. 94;
Frank Shannon. 9?; xR"wlerer. 104: Mildred
Eureta. I**. Sew Model, if*; <ircet? <iraa?. 1*?;
Jack K. 10# Dvlard Robert* llj; MuaiM
Jumbo. 113; \Thirt? Seten. 115; Kenward. 1J1
A?aj eligible. Ollte Martin. 11* xReiMor. 10'.
fWRTH R U'.R Piw *0) all as** TW
RtroM Handicap": 6 fur'.urg* Pepper. !?:
Serenea*. 102; liipw (Jucen, 106; Kama. 1C.
Kara Monee. 111; Icaru*. 114; Awne. IS.
FIFTH RACf^-Claiming J6CT; 3 ve arolda and
m%r, I mi)? and *? yard*. xLantagenet. MM;
iNa Manager. MM. Edith Ratiman. 100;
Rmgrlore ICS; Shrewsbury. 1'*; Amaaement.
. John Hime. M* Flora Finch, ICC;
xBmrra F?T?*rit* 11? ileneral. 116; Petrtna,
114; Bluerock *11S. A?ao eligible, tSlunberer.
H>1 : Paula V.. W. Inqnieta. I0T. xKulogv. 102.
SIXTH BACK?Claiming. T<C . >*ear.?ld* and
up; 1 mi> *Dr. Lerj. 99 A?heror. ?\. sLuck
R :? Mom- (Imp 114; xSkinny B ]? Mar
sare< Jl. lflT. BlaHrbronn? 110: (inimvy 110;
Will Do. 110. Harwood. !H>; Racti- n. 110:'Phil
iatine. 114. Al? eligible ?ea I'rcliln. 110.
iDenoies live i unda atnavntir* allowance
It's a great old game, tlie battle-royal. It used to he that boxing promoters would get a bunch of husky black boys to climb into a
ring and battle for a ten-dollar note, the note going to the boy who was on his feet last. They've made it a little different with some
of our negro troops overseas. At a recent athlctic carnival in England a bunch of troopers were blindfolded and sent in a ring with the
above amusing result. *
Stunts of Cy Young and
Ty Cobb Are Safe for
Sofne Time.
Out of the vast mtM of records
made on the hall field there are onlv
one or two that will stand-that may.
I in fact, stand for all time, so far as
I the limited human mind can grope
| its way through the mist-covered fu
I ture.
| It is possible, of course, that even
a major league record of twenty-sfx
straight victories, now held bv the
Giants, will be cracked.
record !?rS'Jy possih,e ,hat the Braves'
! in sue.-*** j wo"d selcs triumphs
| t. f n may be equaled
j record or"0, h^""* """ Malh<"*">n's
??*.ora or three successive uorlH
I "r wI'.,,lout" mav b* e"Jualed.
< Obb S record o' tilt* and in
| passed" ?"e 5"ar ma>' som<> day be
iord^eld'h'vt" Pitch ng nec
be hfatpn ' Mantuard may
One record that is almost sure to
J Toting ,hat hrW by Cy
L,7dakV.Nhh " Mathewaon
*n" hs:r^r,^h,7^^'?n8Snun:ndh
1 mark. ^ ?>"?"> the SCO
"Ut C.v Young won bi - lra~??
games. He pitched SI3 games over
'Tie ?h"" a"V ?'her P'tcher.
any oThcr.nejr'-v Barnes more than
Now. a narrow margin ?
w rmi <->.11 , ? ???igiri mav be
, rrUT. maarn.f R"1 ?"en
.tending over twentv v ea"',
| Pens be ano her-matter' """
games ahead oMhnnfl 'rf'V w
j passed a. some ruture?date.* m'Sht
j former light weight 'h ^ VVolcaat
present in thU citv Ionian J*' " at
j?nonths. Hetheiri-.!! sPend a few
I wealth. I was the? ob,a'? my
jbut I mana^to Bet\'UT') FT"*'
| at,^"ouHT,,^.,aVh0 'h"3'
; officials ,,ot iw?i?mg am .L PiJal
I ;nurnnednou;'"- f"? ,hat
! turned out. s,mp|c ?? shooting
i r;?r,,r?o'7;T?^;?v-;-"??
j Famous Young Italian Sent to San
.... Farm in Kentucky
>> hen George Smith 1|,? -
ronauete T wa^reu
ZZikTMr' ^"fb"rdbh?h?ven
mares outside of the SanforH
tron.-. jir ,, " ^anford ma
a * 1 ^ and s^ldofn uqu .
same0" in'? """C in "he
tmr condition. He" hSs
W?|7,. u"." "" Individual as
well as on h.a blnoi )|n? to ke
a h.g succ. ? ta, the stud
Plan 500-Mile Au>o Race.,
Indianapolis. Jnd? Dec ? a.,
nouneement was made here todav thai
^ 8 utomobile race w l
x Indianapolis Motor
?-peeoway on Mav 3r>. 191^
will be divided ten
nrs. award being tvt.nm, The rece will
To Revive Waterloo Cup
.'!?n' 8?With the great w.r
Practically over, tio time is being leaf
in arranging sports on the lines of .h~
Th 'Vs 11 ha? been decided that
loo 5"10"" coureln* 'vent-the Water
r.fT ?. 17 . n*rh>- will be run
1 off at Aintree next February.
Indiwn Tarner Meetj Norfolk
! h,vh.""bde:,:h,a-r::" v
I .ween " bout he
| 'ween ? lav Tnrnee Indian 1 ght
h:*vv. wol*h'- and Kid Norfolk, eol
r-d heaw weight, of BaHlmore The
hoxe- win rl,sh th. Armory AJ^
"Inn" pecember 31 Turner rel
! M e i "'j a P?P"'ar verdict over
i his colored rival. Efforts are now
I fade by promoters of Ph'la
I delphia to clinch a hout between Tur
(ner and Jeff Smith. oj^Saj onne. *
Now that the football season is
ended, it is possible to look back
I intelligently over its achievements
and to appraise the value of certain
teams about the real strength ot
which there had been some doubt.
Of course the outstanding result
was the elimination of Georgia
Tech's phenomonals in champion
ship considerations. Glen Warner's
F*itt Panthers so far outclassed the
Southerners that much surprise has
been expressed as to Just how Heis
man's pets came to be *0 vastly
over-esti mated.
13ut no one is disposed to deny
credit to the Pitt team for its over
whelming victory and for its Ions
I record of successes on the gridiron.
The Panthers must go down in foot
ball records as one of the greatest
aggregations ever developed.
Rut another lesson cun be read
out of the season just completed.
The success of the Navy eleven and
the efficiency developed by the team
at the Great I^akes Naval Training
j Station has won a world of credit
I for what is known as the Navy syn
J tem of coaching.
j It is interesting, in view >*>f the
. phenomenal accomplishments of the
I "gobs"' from the Great I^akes, to
note that the team from the shores
of Lake Michigan has been coached
| bv "Bo" Olcott and Lieut. Clarence
' McReavy. both of whom have in
jstrueted Navy elevens in the past,
i Navy, on (he other hand, has been
[coached this autumn by Gil Dobie.
j who in other years has been identified
with Western collegiate elevens. But
1 while Dobie has introduced some new
[ styles at Annapolis he has retained
j many of the old formations that have
| been Navy standby* for many years.
I "Bo" Olcott. a star at Yale in his
'J college days, was for a number of
years a member of the coaching staff
I at Annapolis, and he introduced a
j number of Navy formations at Great
I Lakes. Lieut. McReavy will be remem
j bcred as the star halfback of the Navy
| eleven of 191.1 and 1914. and he. too.
: taught the Western gobs many of the
I old Navy tricks that he himself used
j so successfully while fighting for the
Blue and Gold on the banks of the
? There may have been better eatch
[ ers than Connie Mack, but none^nv
j foxier. Connie was with the Pirates
j in 1S93 when he played a little trick
j on Cap Anson that won a bill game
for Pittsburgh.
| Ad Gumbert was p'tching for the
: Pirates and got himself into a hole
j Chicago filled the bases in a hurry
before two were out. The Cap came
to bat.
! In those days Anson was a terror
j to pitchers. He had a way of tnking
two strikes and laying on the third
j for fare-ye-well. So the situation was
j serious.
Gumbert floated two across til's
plate and Cap didn't move. Suddenly
Connie stepped aside after tossfng the
ball back to Gumbert. He took ofT
his mask and wiped his brow. Then
he threw his glove on the ground and
started taking off his chest protector.
Anson was amazed. Fie lookel
around and glanced with wide-open
j eyes at Mack. "What's the matter.
? onnle?" he inquired. "Ain't I going
to get my crack at the b-rtl?"
As he spoke Mack signaled to Gum
bert and the latter whipped a fajst
one across.
| Strike!" yelled the umpire.
I Mack had reached out hiH chest
protector and blocked the ball. Then
, he grabbed It up as it rolled away,
touched the plate, (orcing the runner
from third and threw to first, doub
i Alwon- The Cap was so surprised
ne didn't move out of his tracks. A
! c?*tcher couldn't get away with this
Hay. however, in these times.
When Golf Wa* Young.
New York. Dec. 8.?Even though
1 golf is the national Scottish game
thirty-five years ago the number
of courses in Scotland did not ex
ceed thirty, while today there are
j more thai* 500. Another curious
l.thing about golf in its "home town"
jis that although the game was pop
| ular as early as 1400 there are no
j records of any clifbs or societies
? before 1744. the date of the first
minutes of the Honorable Company.
The Edinburgh BnrgesS Society
claims a foundation of some ten
years earlier but can show no min
1 utes of its meetings before 1774.
Cards May Change Hands.
Branch Rickey, of the St. L?oiifc Car
drnals. is in Europe. In his absence
tljfs club may be represented by
James C. Jones, the chief stockholder,
who also is on the Board of Directors
of the league, and W. G. Scofield. sec
retary* ot the club, who has had- long
experience in baseball.
Battling Leviniky Not Retired.
Philadelphia. Dec. 8.?Battling Lc
I vinskv, who suffered his first decisive
defeat in a long ring career at the
hands of Dempsey. has not retired
from the rjjig. Levlnsky has con
tracted for a fifteen-round bout to a
decision against Jim Flynn. the vet
eran Pueblo heavy weight, at Tulsa.
Okla.. December 16. Levlnsky is to
receive 30 per cent of. the gross re
ceipts for his efforts and Flynn 25 per
According to critics who saw the
Great Lakes team in action on several
occasions this autumn, the eleven em
ployed many of the Annapolis Navy
methods of executing: the forward
pass, which has been one of its main
factors this autumn.
Navy men the country over are ju
bilant over the success of the two big
Navy teams. The midshipmen have
shown wonderful form.
Gil Dobie certainly worked wonders
in his development; of what at the
start of the season -was not r very
' impressive aggregation of players.
| But Dobie work jd diligently from the
I oi tset and molded together an eleven
| that worked with smooth precision,
i that developed a corking attack and
1 a sound defensive system. Against
! a majority of its opponents this au
| ti-mn Navy disclosed a system of at
j tack and defense that was the envy
| of collegiate coachea the country over.
By the same token the gob con
. tirgent from the Great l>akes also was
developed by stages. At the start of
; the season the sailers showed meagre
i promise. But by the time the Rutgers
? game rolled around the ^ob eleven had
| attained the summit of its form, and
; all who saw ?ts rout of the men of
1 Foster Sanford in their memorable
: battle at Kbbets Field, in Brooklyn,
will recall the wonderful precision
with which it battered the Scarlet
' forward line and itself withstood the
charges of Sanford's men in the early
i periods of the struggle.
It is altogether likely that Dobie
. v ill be retained as the Navy coach
for next year, when the annual Army
Navy fixture is sure to l?e resumed.
? Dobie. furthermore, probably will se
! lect Olcott and McReavy to aid him
, because of their signal success in de
I veloping the team from Great I^akes.
And with such a coaching staff Navy
indeed would start its campaign of
1?19 auspiciously.
The outlook for a good eleven at
Annapolis next season Is promising.
Many of the men on this year's foot
ball squad will remain in the acad
emy. and a big class of newcomers
' is < xpeeted. One thing is certain.
Navy will have a big advantage over
the Army, for the enforced idleness
I at West Point is j ure to work a handi
cap upon the soldiers next autumn,
when they roll their football machine
j out on the gridiron for the* annual
joust with the midshipmen.
Baltimore. Dec. 8.?Thoroughly con
j vinced that Baltimore never will have
! better baseball until the draft has
: been removed, and encouraged by the
j stand taken against the iniquitous
| practice which enables major leagues
! to cripple baseball in big minor league
? cities. Jack Dunn will go to New York
this afternoon to again air his views
j on the subject.
j Before thp International League
i magnates assemble tomorrow for their
annual meeting It is quite probable
that Dunn will meet James J. Mc
| Caffrey. of Toronto, and Joseph J.
I Lannin, who hold the Newark and
; Buffalo franchises to decide upon the
! manner in which they should fight for
their freedom.
Declares No 133-pounder in World
Can Whip Lew Tendler.
Philadelphia. Dec. 8.?Phil Glassman.
manager of Uw Tendler. thinks so
j well of the young Philadelphia light
| weight that he is willing to send him
against anybody in the world.
"At 133 pounds ringside." said
Glassman today, "there is no fighter
In the world that Tendler can't whip,
j T don't even except Benny Leonard,
i Moreover. T will bet $5,000 on the side
I that if T^eonard agress to fight Tend
I ler at 133 pounds ringside, the same
1 weight that Battling Nelson forced
'? <Toe Gans to make. Tendler will knock
, Leonard out. I can't make that too
! strong. The money is ready for
j Leonard any time he is interested.
; "Foryrhitting ability, combined with
j cleverness. Tendier is a mafvel. and
I he never goes in the ring weighing
! more than 130 pounds."
Trinity Wins Championship.
j The Trinity A. C. Juniors now claim
' the championship of the District by
defeating the Northeast A. C. by a
score of 42 to 0. The Northeast A. C.
has claimed the championship until
* defeated by the Trinity A." C. Juniors.
Teamwork by the players of the T.
j A. C. Junior club, two forward
j passes from^Suthern to Harty and
I long runs and line plunges by I>ehaan
{and Kiatta made it possible for the
i T. A. C. to win.
T. A. V. Positions. N, A. r.
Donahue Ij. B Mitchell
Coon Tj. T Darling
Cronin L. <J Webster
Mvem <Vn'/r Ahmansohn
Ricketts R. ri Dcnrfly
O'Neal R. T Nalley
Hart.v K. F, TVbbn
Futhern Q. R ... Richardson
Tphaan t?. H Hhaw
Kiatta K. H 8m?I
1 Mawon R. B Mulcare
t Substitutions?v?chroet*r for iYonin. Toucb
< rtr?wn.?>?T?ha*n (3). Harty Kiatta (2). Sutbern.
| Referee?Mr. A. Man*. Umpire?Mr. M. T>
| baa". Head linesman?Mr. <i. Flaherty. Time
, keener?Mr. Tbayer. Time nf p?rioda?Ten and
j twelve minutes.
Britton Boxes Silent Martin.
; Brooklyn, Dec. 8.?Jack Britton. for
Imer welterweight champion, will op
pose Silent Martin, a deaf-mute mid
dleweight of Brooklyn, in an eight
round bout at the Armory A. A., of
Jersey City. December 28. v
Carpentier, with Other Eu
ropean Mitt Artists, to
Fight Americans.
One of the great sporting; events
hoped for the coming; year is a bat
tle by Georges Carpentier. Europe's
heavy-weight boxing champion and
French war hero. Where and with
whom Carpentier is to clash will
i now -be the matter for interesting
i chatter. The Frenchman scales
I about 175 pounds and has advant
j ages of height, reach and science.
! Against Jack Dempsey he would
have to deal with a terrific slugger,
( and against Jess Willard a man
(mountain. In spite of this, either
] such battle would stimulate nation
| al interest in professional pugil
ism. It is hoped in New York that
'Carpentier would be allowed to bat
i tie there if som?? o/ the receipts
j should be donated to a war fund.
Outside of New York Baltimore and
N'ew Orleans might be oxpected to
bid for such a contest. In each of
these cities thero are clubs with
the machinery for th?% conduct of
such a bill, and in these places it
would be up to the powers that be
and the willingness of the pugs and
promoters to deal.
Now that it is practically certain
I that Carpentier ^s coming here to
j box. efforts also will be exerted to
have Jimmy Wilde, the famous Brit
j ish flyweight, come to this country.
| Wilde is said to have grown into a
I full-hedged bantam, and. should he
' come here, would be a tremendous
attraction against either Kid Will
i lams. Pete Herman or Frankie
| Burns.
' Then, too. Eugene Criqui. the
| famous French bantam, also may
visit these shores when he obtains
? his release from the army. Criqui
j has been boxing brilliantly of late,
jand is said to be on? of the most
! formidable bantams ever developed
in Europe. Criqui is not only skil
lful. but possesses a hard punch. He
would be a pood match with any
j of the American bantams.
New York. Dec. 8.?Right on top of
the announcement of the National
League's quota to the army and navy
j in the last year and a half news ar
! rives that First Lieut. Leon ('adore,
j former Brooklyn pitcher, was in the
i thick of the battle ground the St.
i Die sector from September 19 to No
| vember 10.
j On November 2. In the Meuse-Ar
| gonne fighting, in spite of machine
gun resistance, Lieut. Cadore's divi
sion advanced three kilometers. On
i the day before the armistice was
! signed his division reached the Bois
| Frehaut and captured nearly a thou
: sand prisoners.
j Lieut. Cadore is a member of the
I Ninety-second (negro) Division, con
I tnining the BufTaloes from Camp l*p
i ton and the old Fifteenth National
} Guard Regiment of New York, now
| the 367th (negro>.
! The severe fighMng in the St. Die
i sector was referred to in Gen. Persh
, ing's report and is mentioned five
times in the la^t report by Gen.
i Four Professional Leaders Plan to
Visit America.
Chicago. Dec. 8.?Harry Vardon.
j Jam** Braid. Edward Ray and J H.
I Taylor. British golf experts, who
j have won many championships and
I are known to golfers on this side of
I the Atlantic, plan to visit the United
I States next season. This informa
tion is contained in a letter to Alec
, Duncan, local professional, from his
I brother. George, in London, which
was made public today.
The visitors expect to engage in
j matches with American players and
| may enter the national and West
jern open championships.
Intercity Boxing Tourney.
| New York. Dec. 8.-Elaborate prepa
| rations are being made by officials of
the City A. C. in West Fifty-fourth
street for their intercity amateur box
ing tournament, which will be held
January 9. Contests will be held in
four classes, and it is planned to pit
the select of the local amateurs
against the leaders from Philadelphia.
Boston and Pittsburgh.
To Hold Amateur Night.
New York. Dec. 8.?The next amateur
boxing tournament for the local dis
trict is scheduled for the Crescent AT
C. of Brooklyn. Preliminary contests
will be held Tuesday night arid finals
( on Thursday. A number or leading
local boxers have already entered for
the four classes in which there will
be competition.
Boxiaf Team Arrive* Safe.
New York, Dec. 8.-The team of
boxers which wlH represent this coun
try In the international boxing tour
nament to be held In London. Eng
land. December 11 and It. had arrived
safely on the battleground, according
to a cablegram which has been re
ceived her*.
Sunday Theater Openings
Poll's?Leave It to J??e.
Last night at Poll's a most appre
ciative audience gave a deservedly
enthusiastic welcome to a musical
comedy which fulfilled the large ex
pectations ba>;ed upon long runs In
other metropolitan towns. "Leave
It to J?ane" is a musical verson of
George Ade's successful comedy of
college life presented some dosen
years ago under the name of "The 1
College WidowJ'__
To Messrs. Bolton and Wode
house goes the credit, not inconsid
erable, of preparing the book and
lyrics. Indeed, we might say that
those who have the felicity of watch
ing them "Leave It to Jane'* will, to,
See Wodehouse-Bolton George's
thoughts refine.
And call new beauties forth from
every line!
Nor does it call for wonderful
voices to put over songs with the
agreeable lilt possessed by those here
applied by Jerome Kern. ?
As many will recall, from the mem
ory of "The College Widow." there is
a tangible plot based upon the rivalry
of two small colleges in athletics.
Atwater College is the j Itus of the
entire comedy, and the young ideas
learning to shoot at that institution
are fi live bunch who not only procure
the services of a piano-moving cen
ter rusk, by having him take a special
course In art. but secure the a'd of
the college widow to "vamp" an all
American "half back who is about
to Join the forces of the deadly rival.
Bingham College, to the discomfiture
of the rich father "of the half back,
who "own/' Bingham, and thus hopes
to have his son secure a degree. Of
course. Atwater wins the big football
game, and all the students and their
sisters, and. it might be added, the
audience, are content.
The cast is remarkably well-bal
anoed. the parts of Bessl^T'anner.
athletic girl; Stub Talmage, the full
jOf-pep undergraduate; Flora Wiggins,
the comical waitress; "Bub*\ Hicks,
j he of the wonderful metamorphosis.
I played, reapectivcly. by Blaine Arnt.
'Oscar Shaw. Rae Bowdin and Clif
j ford Heckinger, being particularly
well handled.
| Juanita Fletcher, as the college
widow; Carle Foxe. as the football
star, and Thomas Delmar. as the
j giant center rush, also make the best
? of their opportunities. Nor is there
any room to cavil at the manner in
which the mJnor parts were inter
| Misses Fletcher and Arnt gave a
'graceful and pleasing rendition In
"The Siren's Song" in the first two
arts, and Miss Bowdin contributed
materially to the success of the per
formance with^her "Cleopattered" a
humorous song punctuated by bur
lesque dancing of the type which
the title indicates. She also shared
honors with Messrs. Sh#w ana
Heckinger in "Sir Galahad." a com
mentary upon the change between
the days when knights were bold
and the present "treat 'cm rough"
era. This number called for repeat
ed encores, the Douglas Fairbanks
antics of "Stub." ably seconded by
"Bub." and the ability of "Flora"
to assimilate punishment with
aplomb, meeting with deserved ap
The male chorhs with this com
pany is more than we have beer,
educated in these war days to ex
, pect. their voices blending in pleas
ing1 harmony in several numbers.
{What the girls of the chorus lack in
voice they, as an aggregate, more
than make up in grace and pulcharl
We regret that, while unlimited
as regards space, that other more
or less important quantity, known
as time has rendered it impossible
to respect the poet's injunction.
Be thou the first true merit to be
friend :
His praise is lost, who stays 'till
all commend.
but are at any rate glad to predict
that those seeking entertainment
who "Leave it to Jane" will not be
I disappointed.
Miahcrt-Bflanro-^~Tlger Rowe.**
Many a lady has walked into fame
on the arm of Mr. Belasco. (.Vnd
more than one of them has walked
lout of fame when she deserted his
I banner). Regularly the monastic
J wizard of Forty-fourth street dips
I his hand into the turbid Thespian
I sea and picks out some promising
I New York. Dec. 8.-Albert McGall.
football coach at Stevens Institute in
1917. raises a most interesting point in
| regard to the apparent unfairness of
I the rule which so frequently nullifies
I the good work done by an eleven in
? the closing minutes of the second
I quarter. Says McGall:
| "The Pitt-Cleveland game again calls
? attention to a football rule which has
; repeatedly demonstrated itseK as un
! fair. Let me show the objection by
I asking this question: Why is a foot
| hall contest divided into two games of
j thirty minutes each? In five games
I this season I have seen a team ad
I vance the ball to within the 5-yard
j line and lose the ground by the ter
I mi nation of the second quarter. In
j two schoolboy games the better team
I loses the contest, which they very
! probably would have won had the ball
at the beginning of the third quarter
been put in play where it rested at
? the end of the second period. It seems
; that a change in the rules would ben
efit the game."
Ebbets States Terms on Which
He'd Like to Retire.
J Charles H. Ebbets, who has not
' been found saying much tha* is en
couraging with reference to resump
j tion of baseball next year, now is
quoted as saying he is growing tired
of the game.
"I've been worrying over the Brook
lyn Club for so many years that some
day T may decide to sell out." said
"What would you take for the club,
franchise, players and park?" he was
"At least gMN&.OOO,'' he replied, ear
nestly. \
"But that is twice as much as the
owners of the Giants ask for their
holdings." was remarked.
"Maybe! But you must remember
that the New York CUib wouldn't be
1 worth a dollar if it didn't have seven
j other clubs, including Brooklyn. ' to
j play with." was the quick retort,
j "Why, our real estate alone is worth
? "$400,000! Yes, $2,000,000 would be about
I Evidently the Brooklyn magnate in
tends to remain in baseball as long
as he lives, "tired" of it though as he
may be.
Kid Pitcher and Officer.
New York. Dec. 8.? Jesse Winters,
the promising kid pitcher, who re
ports to John McGraw at Marlin las!
April and to the military authoritiei
in May. writes that some weeks prior
to the signing of the armistice he re
ceived a commission as a second lieu
tenant of infantry.
young woman whom he propoaes
ultimately to crown with a tiara of
Miss Lenore Ulrlc?no longer Ul
rich. if you please?Is decidedly the
most promising practitioner of
tense, gripping emotionalism whom
Mr. Belasco has under his wing at
present, and a big audience greeted
her return to the Shubert-Belasco
in "TigeY Rose" Isst evenirrg?a
melodrama which is decidedly the
moat profitable property he has ac- ?
quired since the days of "The Boom
erang." The piece acting and clever
stage management as It has ever
been, and the scenic effects as
potent as last season.
Mr. Bel%aco ia a* meticulous a
realist an the moat relentless Asso
ciated Presa master of detail?he
can create an incomparable rain
storm with the same elan aa he can
| provide the most fascinating
French-Canadian accent ? echoing
! the very soul of the patois of the
habitat?for M!ai Ulrlc. or re
| deem an otherwise commonplace In
? terior of a Hudson Bay trading post
| with a faded daguerreotype of the
i good "Queen Victoria. "Tiger Rose"
| from the producer's point of view la
' a characteristic achievement of the
i maestro.
Aa for Miss Ulrlc, we are tempted i
somet1me? to think of her as a mis- 1
placed daughter of the tropics In the
, great Canadian wilderness, or some
blazingly passionate Madame Butter
l fly ef the Orient. But in the long run
she convinces that ahe Is as truly
i French-Canadian as any heroine of
' Sir Gilbert Parker or of Rex Beach 1
j or Henry Van Dyke. Her delicious ac- i
' cent sweeps all before It. She Is as
: pantherish as Naxlmova and as de-1
l murely charming as any ingenue. She
may not have the technical mastery of
j the great Russian, but she possesses I
j a fire that all the art In the world
j cannot command. And we would not
j give one moment of ,U4rlc for all the j
J rant and cant of Leslie Carter piled j
, end and end.
Willard Mack's play is going to have |
a not inconspicuous place In the au- |
gust gallery of Belascan melodrama?
perhaps it will not elbow "The Heart
of Maryland." "The Daughter of the
? Gods." "Zaxa." or "The Girl of the
? Golden West" out of their place in
! theatrical history, but it will rank
not far behind them. It develops
simply, fluently and with aurety of
. touch. It keeps at all time* within j
bounds and true to character.
j The acting is of the characteristic
i Belasco standard. Including some ex
! cellent impersonations as those given
? by William Courtleigh a* Dr. Cusick.
, Thomas Findly as the Scotch factor
MacCollins. Bernard MacOsen as
j Nonstable Devlin and Fuller Mellish as j
| Father Thibault.
National?Barton Holmes. "With the
> nnW* la Paris.'
The historic procession on July 14 J
' lr.st of allied troops summoned to
Paris from the battle line for a few i
hours, heartening the city still igno- I
rant of the pending turn of fortune, j
still dreading the enemy's advance and ?
suffering under his bombardment, fur- j
nishes a dramatic climax for Burton
Holmes' now-st travelogue, given at
the National Theater last night.
Splendid motion pictures show the
'parade from various angles, with close
\ lews of Yanks. Pollu*. and Tommies.
Belgians. Poles and Czechs, all fresh j
from the trenches. One of the most j
; striking episodes* of the war. aside '
from the actual fighting, is thus j
brought vividly before the stay-at- i
home public, with the aid of Mr. (
Holmes' keen eye for effect and pic- j
? tuiesque inte.-pretation.
War-time Paris is thoroughly over- j
hauled by Mr. Holmes* cameras, so
i that we are brought intimately in
touch with th ? khaki-thronged boule
! voids, the famous buildings and
!sculptures banked with sand bags, the
I busy life of hospitals and war-aid
i headquarters. Everywhere the Tank,
with his quick stride and ready smile,
lis in the forefront.
Among the striking films are those
| showing wounded men in the wards
j and gardens of a great American hos
pital in Paris; crowds at the ^"afe de
I la Paix; the new "Pont Wilson" at
Lyon; decoration of the statues of the
lost cities of Straasbourc and IJlle in
the Place de la Concorde; and ph>sical
, exgrcises for munition workers con
' ducted by the Y. W. C. A
! This afternoon at 4 o'clock the l**c
, ture will be repeated Next Sunday
and Monday the lecturer's suhjec^mill
be "With the Yanks in France."
Bingham ton N. Y.. IVc. 8.? Accord
ing to reports received here from
Rochester today it is the plan of cer
tain magnates in the International
League to drop Bingham ton. Hamil
ton and Jersey City from the circuit
for next season at the annual meet
ing of the league Monday In New
York City. Thre^ other cities are
beinjj considered for these franchises,
it is claimed. Charles Chapin. presi
dent of the Rochester team, is said
to be one of the leaders in the cam
paign to drop the three cities named.
George F. Johnson, millionaire owner
of the Bingoes. ill probably offer
! opposition to the movement.
Conference Officials Are Right on
Job for Next Season.
j Chicago. Deo. 8.?Anticipating a
igreat revival in all branches of in
! tercollegiate athletics, coaches and
! athletic directors of the Western
conference institutions met here to
day to draft schedules for the 1919
j season. The football programs, as
! well as the schedules for basket
1 ball, baseball, track and swimming,
' will b^ mapped out.
With the demobilization of the
| Student Army Training Corps units
! In the universities under may and
the subsequent reversion of athletic
control to the faculty committees,
ithe coaches are making extensive
J preparations for the coming year,
which, they say, will be the biggest
In the history of "Big Ten" ath
letics. Basketball promises to be
I the leading sport of the winter sea
son. as the game at a majority of
the universities is self-supporting.
Former Amateur Matched.
| Baltimore. Dec. 8.?Benny Voider.
! former amateur champ!en boxer, has
been matched to box George Chaney.
!of Baltimore. heavy-hltttng light
I w eight, (or afcx round*, at a nhow to
be held at the Olympla A. A. of Phila
delphia. December ?.
After Bif Boot.
Toronto promoters are trying to
match Benny l^eonard to box Rocky
Kansas, but the^ Euffalo lightweight
does not seem to care to face the
champion. ^
Jew Refute* to Talk.
Jess Willard passed through Kansas
City from Texas on his way to his
^ ranch near Lawrence. Kans The big
[ fellow would not talk about glove
J fighting.
EUu Arc Protected.
Sheep, goat, elk and antelope have
been protected by Nevada until 19?.
Urw4! i
Th? poiWNlon of $40.00G.*K irM Um
different ways In whicfi such psssss
sion affects the people who ret then
hands on some of 11 make* * moi
entertaining story for Wallace Kent
who stars In "Too Many Mlllkma." aj
Loev's i>lurobia until Thursday 01
thfe week
As the nephew of two miserly money
kins*. Walslngham Van Dorn. tin
hero. Is disco* ered selling books anc
amost broke While eating supper Ir
a cheap restaurant he read? in Um
paper that hi* un<%? have both beer
killed in an auto accident and having
ieft no will their nephew is the so'.?
heir to 140.000.000. Upon artiring a'
hie uncles' office Van Dorn is estab
lished as the heir and Wilkina. Lh?
confidential necretary. sets out to mak<
the n^w millionaire a successful one
By obtaining power of attorney fo?
Van Dorn. WUktas succeeds in turn
in? the entire fortune into cask and
absconds. At this time Van Dorr
meet* Desiree l^ane. whose father*
fortune was stolen by his uncles, and
together they start out to catch Wil
kina. A fire in the village inn robs
them of their clothes and flndi them
In a compromising position, so they
are married at once After a few
months of the happy simple life t hey
are found by Wtlkins. who return*
the $40,000,000. saying the fortune If
too great a burden for him to care
for. The question then arises as tc
whether or not Van Dorn and hi?
bride would be happy to return t?
wealth. They ask the question of th?
audience-''What would you do?"
Through an arror In bookings th?
next week sttraction at Loew's Colum
bia was misstated in Sunday's paper*.
Manager Fred Klem was pleased mith
the change for he is now able- tc
offer for the first half of the meek
of December 15 the stupendous sue
ceas. 'The Still Alarm." one of thg
greatest melodramas ever produced.
I.oew ? Palace.
"The Squaw Man" made its ftrsi
screen apeparance at the Palace Sun
day for the first half of this week'*
bill, ending Wednesday.
The story is of a manly Englishman,
who, to shield the* woman he lo>et J
from disgrace, shoulders another'!* '
crime and becomcs a parish in Wyom
The picture reveals the days of real tf
Western life on the plains and abound*
in beautiful scencry.
Elliot Dexter, in the tif.e role, up
holds splendidly the reputation o!
William F"a vers ham, who starred onp.
inally in the stage play. Theodort
Roberts. Jark Holt. Ann Little. Kath
erine MacDonald. Tully Marshall
Thurston Hall. Edmin Stevens. Her
bert Standing. Noah Beery. Monte B'*j?
and Charles Ogle sr.- the principal
characters, each contributing excellent
Caere's t.ardea.
A recrudescence of wartime vagaries
In tteam transportation yesterda> ne
cessitated an eleventh-hour substitu
tion of "Kiss or Kill." a hijrh-|?ower
celluloid melodrama in which the stel
lar roles are taken by Herbert Raa
lii.fon and Priscllla Dean, for the fea
ture advertised for presentation the
first three days of this week ??
Moore's Garden Theater. Assuredly
the public is not the loser. "Kiss or
KIM" kept yesterday's capacity audi
ences all aquivcr on the edge of their
eh f.irs. .
The plot is. perhaps, a little \riim
to the initiate, but the action is sol ?
vigorous and so lightning like in its
compilation of thrills that nothing else
matters. The central male character
is a young man In hard luck, who ;s
forced by circumstances to steal In
order to live. While engager! in his
precarious avocation he meets a deep
eyed villain who needs must come* into
possession of certain important paprrs.
While engaged in the hazardous pur
suit of acquiring the desired docu
I men Is he meets the girl and turns
development decidedly to his own to- I
count. It has been proved time and
again that at sufficiently separated
intervals this is what the public J
Completing a bill that offers a
variety of diverting subjects ar? the
ueral short reels and an espe* tally
effective orchestral accompaniment.
On Wednesday and Thursday the
chief attraction will be "The Hypo
crites.'* a film version of the famous
play by Sir Henry Arthur Jones, in
which the stellar role is taken upon
the screen by Elizabeth Risdon.
Moore'* Mrand.
j All of the breeziness and brisk (
| humor that characterized one of
George Randolph Chester's most di
verting stories of srramhl^d finance ,
have been preserved in the camer% J
version of "$5,000 An Hour." the de-f
lightfully animated photoplay in
j which Hale Hamilton holds the
screen at Moore's Strand the first
! four days of this week.
In the role of Johnny Gamble
[the young man who put his la.?r I
$100 on a long shot at the races |
! Just as he met the one girl in the |
; world, and immediately thereafter ,
j came into possession of in
w-innings snd a determination
make a million in six weeks. Hals
Hamilton furnishes a characteriza
tion that reflects all of the high
spirits, indomitable courage and fi
nancial recklessness essential to the i
' accomplishment of a miracle in th*
1 business world.
Kvery scene in which he partlei- I
j rates is played at high speed and
I high pressure with the result that |
[ interest is kept at the maximum |
land laughs pursue each other ebul
liently through the film's entire
j footage. "$5,000 An Hour" is th*
? epitome of the present-day spirit
?of American youth.
{ The complications of plot present
ed in this subject are such as to
entail the services of s large sup
porting cast which, happily, is com
posed of players who catch the joy- j
ousness of Mr Cheater's story quit*
as thoroughly ss does the star. The
production is a splendid one and
the photography further evidence
Metro's insistence upon a high artis
tic standard.
The n?*ws pictorial and other cus- i
tomary ?horf reel complete a con
spicuously worthwhile bill.
Gayety?<"4 merle a a Ben
"America's Best."' as presented I r
Dave Ms Hon and his company at the
Gayety Theater yesterday afternoon
and night, was well nsmed. Marion
has gone the limit in introducing new I
features, while the song punches
placed in the old ones make them ar- j
pear better than ever. The staging
and the costuming sre both good snd
the musical numbers are put across
*rith lots of Jazz.
Of course. "Snuffy, the Cabmai I
was among those present and Marun
never treated his famous chars, tee
In any better style. In the lest pat |
Dave appeared in a new role ns
"Dan." an Irish laborer* from a New
York west side alley. He went blc.
Just before the final drop Marion
stepped out of his role and made *
patriotic speech thst hsd a slsm and
cheer In every line.
This show is built In two acts ??"d
seven scenes The Biff Bang Trio,
made ub of Wlliam Fuller. A1 lx>r
raine and Billy Eester. are prominent
throughout the entire cast. Frank wl
Wakefield and Miss Agnes Behler corA
tribute to the leading parts Misses
Inez de Verdjer. Nellie Watson snd
Lydia Brlstow got a lot ?f encores
The chorus is well drilled, looks good
and can really sing.

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