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BRAVES AFTER EXHIBITION GAMES IVITH GRIFFS?HEAVY-WEIGHT BATTLE FOUGHT TOBAY
. . '? " ?- ^ 'Tii> ^ .?? ? ? ?.'y Walter HapgoocJ of Braves Talks Dates to Griffith r ? Walter Hapgood. business manager of the Boston Braves, was a caller at the Nationals' headquarters yesterday. The Bostonian'called to have a chat with Manager Clark Griffith regarding exhibition games to be played while both teams are in the South on the training trip. As the dates Hapgood wanted to > play the Nationals are a bit earlier than Griff wishes his team to start, he had to decline the offer of the visitor. Awaiting the Red*. Manager Griffith ha* a* yet not definitely decided Just where the team will train. He is holding out for a reply from Cincinnati regarding tfce tame* he ha* tried to arrange with them. Should he arrange the**? games then he will not take on any others; but in case the Red* cannot he secure* I for the spring games, then It Is likely that the idea of going to any other camp except Au gusta will be abaiCdcncd. Boston and l?etroit have arranged to travel together through the South this spring after they get in shape at fVir respective camps. It is while Detroit is playing its earlier game* with the team In the city in which they are to train that Boston want* Washington to play, tt may be. how ever. that later dates can be secured between these two teams, and In that case It is more than likely that they win get together. Still After See. TV local ma nicer had not received any word from Prenldent Johnson as to what he intends doing regarding the meeting next week, but he is Inclined to think that the two fac tions will Hkelv meet ?n New York. If the American I.ncue meets in New York I wl'l likely take up the rase of Player "Chad" See. as Mr. He-rmann will be there and we can talk the matter over. Then hi cane we cannot agre* i will have an opportunity to talk it over with Messrs Johnson and lleycl'er. the two remaining members of the Na tional Commission. By then I will One Year Ago In Sports. Gen. March, of the War Depart ment. inform* President Ban Johnson. of the American League, that he and the National League could >ro ahead and begin ar rangements fur the season of 1919. Announord that Tla Juana track of Mexico would start Its races early in February. The New York Giants turned over to the Fnlted War Work Campaign the sum of I9.S00, real ized from sale of tickets at th*? Polo Ground.* from games played November 16 to 23. The National and American } leaeues to meet in joint meeting ' in New York. December 13. Tom Fisher, formerly of the New York Giants, was released 1 from the army. Havana race meet to utart next Sunday at Oriental track. know more about the case Until 1 then I cannot tell a thing about the | player. I If the me**tin;; is arranged for New | York I will leave hfie next Mon day s?o that 1 will be on band In plenty of time to prepare for the flKht-and Bl'LL-IKVK ME it H go inp to he ?ome fisrht. I have trained down for this affair and am in shape i to fco to a finish. RIVAL FACTIONS OBTAIN A SHOWDOWN ON THURSDAY Xew ^ork. IVc. 3.?There may be a showdown between the rival factions of the American League mote quick ly than could be anticipated twenty four hours a^o. The attorneys for Mr. Johnson asked and were n;ran?-?1 permission to go before Judjce Appl~ baum. of the Supreme Court, and ask him to move up the injunction hear In* set for Monday, December to Thursday. December 3. The Comlskey-Frazee and Rupert Company did not object to the move: ?? fact, they claim they are tickled to death as it will be a certainty that the deciaion will be in their fa vor. and that the court will order the meeting to be held in New York. Attead Me+tlajc, It was hinted by the )<>*al advisers of the revolutionary win;? that Mr. J Jobson and the St. Loui* and Cleve land club* of the American League had ?c,u*ht the earlier hearing to en-1 able Mr. Johnson and the c lub ! owner* .supposedly espoused to hit cruise to attend the meeting the board HARVARD ELEVEN WILL PLAY ON COAST Cunbriflge. Mats.. Dec. 3.? *?'* ?nn..?Bcfrr,fiil that the game Harvard and some Far Wr.tern opponent ha* been clinched <?r New Year's Day *a? made to- 1 day. The Harvard faculty after a brief olKu.<>l?n this, afternoon, de cided' to allow the athletic com mittee to decide the question. After two hours' deliberation the athletic committee put the matter up to the football team, which was called mto session in the Varsity Club. With two or three exceptions the players tavored the invasion. The game will be played to re imhtirne the Harvard rndowment fund. MEEHAN'S WIFE DIES, CALLING HIM WEST New York. Dec. 3L-Willie Meehan, the sensational heavy-weight of San ] r?nclsco. who came here a week ago for the purpose ot taking on an of the * *''?*" ,h* East- and who was matched to box Charley Weinert. the ?fewark heavy-weight, at the Sports mena Club at Newark. N. J., on De cember 15. has been compelled to re turn to hia home as he received word on Monday that his Vlfe had died In w"",FlanC'r? ?ft" a ""Bering illness. Meehan. who had only been married about aix months, left on the first tram he could get. ? TRINITY ANSWERS TERMINAL ELEVEN S^?Tt'!L15 Editor Washington Herald rhe Trinity A. C. view, with amuse ment the alibi offered by the Terminal 1 . V: in regard to their defeat by Trinity. Sunday. November ?. 1S19. ThJ, m*n,lon*d refuse to admit that they outweigh the Terminals by fifteen pounds a man. and feel con fidont that If both teams are weighed |he^Terin in 1 1'hL The "-nager of Terminal, knew what he was do 5!h,n h? arr*nged the game with Trinity, and can only lay his defeat if th*f""*rtor Playing of the winners. ' another game Is Dlayed wHIpk n?'T?i^" k' t0 arr*n**- *IU>?ugh tM Ttmdada hare no more right to Trm?n h"5' 2Lthe other team? which ? rmlty has beaten, it must be played on the Olympiad Field. Wlaconsln ave nue and Thirty-fifth street northwest. Your* truly, 4 L. TEHOAN. I HAVANA RESULTS. H?t '2*2* ,nd furtooga tt"ri 1W (Monaji. S to ? 1 u. ? . ?m l to i ?>kco*n bjcs ^I^fiSLa 2: VSSfVJri ** vPw?layd. Count Bort*. N?omi third mix fi? ."r"? fa?*?- "? J"!TT I tl ?? <?-Wi>. T la * Lv *5?^ .w fTfi. TW, ?? JT Al H"d?- ^ /.".T" ?An Fir. oc.h.ir nlrt? WrW. h?.. IW ICraspt. ? to t 1 to ! to, * *?'. lai 2s r! U"P Pta*- ***"? ??~>nt jnrvn to*,*,. o n., I "?> Kn?vt. ? u> it 1 to Xoot gkm, rZl' ?rlu)- i ?" I. * U I: Alvotd. m JL. 35*1 ,:I* Homo.. *?*00. toffrMT >ba no WJWonb.. I ?, t out. rv?*h.?l. m of directors* ha* called here a week ! from today in case the injunction I against the proposed Chicago meet ing were made permanent. Argu ment a s late as Monday, it was point ed out. would have left scant time for Western club owners to rearrange their plans. Consequently, if Mr. Johnson and the five club owners decide to come to New York next Wednesday the] Waterloo of the war of injunctions i may be expected on the Plains of Gotham, where so much baseball his tory has been written. That would mean the final showdown. Charles Comiskey. owner of the Chi cago White Sox and vice president of the American f>?ague. yesterday re ported to the majority directors of the American league that his re searches in the Chicago offices of Ban Johnson, president of the Amer-! lean League, failed to disclose any evidence supporting the claim of John- I son that he has a twenty-year con-1 tract to serve as president of the league at a salary of WILL PLAY BENEFIT FOR FRANK CURTAIN The Virginia Athletic Club football I team-will play Sunday afternoon on j the Shipyard Grounds against Eddie Stevens' Washington All-Stars for the benefit of Frank "Yank" Curtain, the half-back of the Dreadnoughts' team who was injured in the game against Boiling Field. Stevens' all-stars will be selected from the Seminoles, Truxtons and I Quinton elevens. TEXISTO GRAPPLE JOE TURNER TONIGHT Although Manager Jack Garrison j has carded a double wrestling | match for the followers of the mat game at the Lyceum tonight, the I real "bugs" are up in the air over Joe Turner's match with Tommy | Texis. When Tex is signed articles j he openly stated that he wanted it for the middle-weight champion- [ ship, the title belt, and that it must oe at the weight of 158 pounds ringside. <' Turner refused to meet this weight obligation and after much wrangling yesterday the Cincinnati grappler agreed to take the match, and claims that if he does not beat Turner, even under the handicap, he will not want a cent, not even his expense money. Sckio Tasaka. of Yokohama, the j Japanese jiu jitsu wrestler, will be ' pitted against Tohota. of Singapore, j | in this style of grappling. Both I men, i-re experts and will be seen 1 at their best in this match. The bouts will be staged immediately ; after the regular show Thursday j night. WASHINGTON CLUB TO MEET JANUARY 6 The annual meeting of the stock holders of the Washington American League Baseball Club will be held In the office of the club, Southerr\ Build ing, Tuesday. January 6, 1920, at 12 o'clock noon for the purpose of elect ing a board of directors. Montro*? Vs. Old Boys. The Montrose Athletic Club eleven will play the "Old Boya" team Sunday afternoon. Little Joe Kearney, who* is piloting the Old "Boys, elaim his outfit will make the Montrose hustle all the way. r' Epiphany Beats Elite. The Epipkany Juniors basket ball quintet defeated the Elite A. C. team last night by 16 to 10. Hart, of the winners, featured in the game wit* his basket shooting. HAVANA, ENTRIES. FTRMT RA<:E-Fh* Smtrv. 103; Rockaree, 103; Douglaa Fairbanks. 1A; Lady Sweet. )?; Anna Belle. Ml; Maj. Bradley, 111. i SECOND RACE? Fi?e and one-half furlongs: 'Koaaan. ICS; Mash of Staoi. IK; flernot. Itt; ?Ban. and 8tara. K2; War Tftx. 1?; Mangan*. Hi; Baleli*. 110: Raomi Ballot. 1M. | _ THIRD RACK?Mix furlongs: Acclamation, 112; Th* Cleaner. 112; Magnet Land. 112; OmaL ; ley. 113: Ned Mllejerigat. 115; I raniiun. lift; Vadaix Belle, lift. FOURTH RACE-fltx furlong. Mack Healey. 9ft; 'Native Ml. Todlar. Ml; Eddie Trantor. W: Sayeth. K?; Quin. Mft; Tranby. Mt; White crown. MR 1 FIFTH RACE?Six furlongs: Little Got*. M4 'Em. 10*; <;okLiUme. Mf; King Worth. 1?; Harlock. I?; Sea beach, lflft; American, Mft; Bui- J ger. ?. A^iga. 112 J SIXTH RACK?One oille: 'Belle of BUa hetb. Ml;1 Mia* Sweep, Iff; Don Thruah. 1M;. ?Waodthmah. Mft; Manokir. lift SEMI-PRO CHAMPS WHO MEET N^VY YARD TEAM SUNDAY x _ '.ji . i. ii ? ? -? ?- ? . ; -I Reading from Left to Right?Top Row?L. Martin (coach), Dowrick, Bombrest, Lithus, Jack McDonald, W. J. McDonald, Stevens. Montgomery. Jones. Gamey. Second Row?Vernstein, Giebel, McClure. Sitting?Egleson, Ball, Moyer, Blair, Echendorf, Pennybacker. Cranston. Harris. > EDDIE ROUSH BEST BATTER I 4 Cincinnati Outfielder Offi cially Tops League Hitters. Eddie Roush. the plugging outfielder of the Cincinnati Reds. leads the Na tional League in batting according to figures Just released by President 1 Haydler. Roush finished the season with an average of- .?1 ttiree poin*. better than Hornsby. of the St. Ix>uis team. There are several players with better averages than Roush. but they played in far less gai^es. Roush led the league in 1917 with a percentage of .341 and in 1918 finished third with .333. George Burns, the Giants' left fielder, of whom as a ball playe less is said thet of any man in >he business, again led in runs. This player has a habit in this respect for in 1917 he led with 1C3. last year with 80. and the past season with 86. Moat Hit* to llornnby. In hits Roger Hornsby. of St. Louis, tops the list with ICS, one more than either Roush or Bums, who were tied for second place. In sacrifice hits Jake Daubert. the I first baseman of the world's chani I pions. leads with 39. I In stolen bases Burns also tops the list with 40. | <voss Young, of the Giants, leads in I doubles with 31. Southworth and Hap Meyers are tied with triples with 14 each, and Cravath again leads in home runs with 11 The Brooklyn team made the most hits, having 1,373. while the Giants; lead in runs with #05. Pittsburg i leads all others in stolen bases with j 196. CONDITIONAL OFFER TO MANAGE PIRATES Pittsburg. Pa.. Dee. 3.? Hugo Bezd**k. manager of the Pittsburg Pirates, can retain his berth in] 192n if he will give up his connec- i tion with Pennsylvania State Col-| lege, where he has been coaching , football and basketball teams; This j was made pis In today by President Dreyfus, of the Pittsburg club, who ? wants a manager to devote his en- j tire time to the Pirates. Bezdek ; I has not yet mode a decision as to ! i what he will do. INDIANS TO DRILL FOR TITLE BATTLE i j The Mohawk Athletic Club will hold a signal and scrimmage practice to I night at its clubhouse. Seventeenth] and Pennsylvania avenue aoutheast, i [at 7:30 o'clock. Coach Paul Cohlll is! | not satisfied with the attack his club' showed in its recent game with the Triangles and special drill against I the , Navy Yard Apprentice boys* I plays will be used. i The "Indians" will not battle Sun day. but will hold drills each night j this week along with a scilmmage game Sunday morning in preparation! for Its game on December 14 with the j Naval Apprentices for the 14^-pound ] championship. BENNY VALGER WILL FIGHT IN BALTIMORE ! Baltimore, Md.. Dec. 3.?Manager A1 Fried, of the Peerless Athletic Club, announced today that he has signed Benny Valuer, the sensational feath- j erweight champion, to appear before his club in a twelve-:ound decision contest on the evening of Friday. December 19. Valger, according to. the boxing promoter, will get the largest guarantee ever given to a boxer for twelve-rottnd bout In this city. The skilled Frenchman's opponent has not yet been named, but Joe Jacobs, manager of the foreigner, who j has been cutting a furore In the fistic realm since the opening of the fall and winter campaign, has agreed to meet any man in the country provid ing he does not scale over 133 pounds ringside* Record of Clubs In District Title Game j Navy Yard. Navy Yard, 104; Taflk Coi p* 0 i Navy Yard. 94: Seamen Gunners 0 | Navy Yard. 19: Ewing a. C...... I : ' Navy Yard, S4; Jefferson A. C. . 0 | Navy Yard, 37: 6Sd Infantry 0 Navy Yard, ?: Seamen Gunners 0 1 Navy Yard, 317; Opponents <? REX ATHLETIC CLUB Rex. 31: Fort Myer o Rex, 7: Vincome A. c 0 Rex. 20; McDoughner A. C 0 Rex. 52; Parkview A. C 0 j Rex, 0; Ewing A. C '. 0 Rex, 0; Holmesbur^h A. C...*. 7 j Rex. 3; Che ooks A. C 0 j Rex. 47; Germantown n J Rex. 26; Se*men Gunners 0 Rex. 27; Aberdeen 0 I Rex. WIS; Opponents 7 ] l?L II Roster and Weights of Players in District Independent Title Battle . 1701 - ? 55 j Navy Yard Weights Oyer Sill Deakins >731 B. F. Turner.... 103 J King >68 1 ? Childs IQ2/ Towers '851 Weddings <45i Poss 165"! Ross 170 J Burns 205 M. Turner....... 178/ Durity i<io] Carney 155 j Luscombc 150! McMahon 15OJ Positions I.eft Knd Left Tackle Left Guard Center Right Guard Right Tackle Right End Quarter Back Weights Rex A. C. J 170 Montgomery 1 180 Gainey f |l5 Stevens 1 165 Ball f 185.W. L. McDonald \ 180........ Bombrest /185..J. J McDonald L165 Vernstein McClure . .. Jones (20 2 Litkus ' 15S Egleson f 155. . W. M. McDonald 1165 1'ennybacker /156 Moyer I145 Iickendorf r,8o...-. L >55 Left Half Back^, ( I7S Harris 1 178. Hager Snow IQ0\ Russell 185 J Beyers 170! n .1,1 '75 Cranston Hcryser i?| R,?ht Ha" Back 1 158 Bfair McBride j?l ? D . J" 185 Licaronia Carroll !8s j 1 u" Back 1 185 Giebel Weight 3.756 pounds Weight 3.775 pounds Substitutions. Navy Yard. Gill, end, 155: Rex A C., Martin, half back, 185; Dowrick, half back, 165 and Giriadi, end, 145. Average weight of clubs. Navy Yard, 1708-11; Rex A. C., 171 7-11 pounds. * TWO and THREE Putting the Next One Over With t-BUGSBAERfc SOFTLY THE CUCKOOS ARE CALLING Like a thunderbolt out of a clear pocket comes the news that 1 Keeristmas is almost here. It is that nimble reason of joyful giving. When you pipe what they give, you understand why the givers are always joyful. Kecrist mas is the only spasm of the year when you can get rid of some family heirloom without taking ether or giggling gas. It is more blessed to give than to receive. Especially a kri-t raas present. Having accumulated two sets of bunions on his mitt from diving south into his cash pocket, the old man won't mind a little Xmasj bunion on his bullion paw. The profiteers have picked his B. R. i cleaner than the framework of a boarding-house Thanksgiving turkey. | Christmas is only another thump on the old busted tambourine. The gift season started in Troy many income blanks ago. The! Greeks gave the Trojans a wooden hobby horse loaded with election thugs. The downfall of the Greek nation dated from that gift. There j wasn't one Greek left over (o take back the hobby horse and ex- j change it for something useful. No gift is a success unless you can ' take it back and trade it for something sensible. Since then, the office has been to lay off Greeks packing gifts. ' The phrase clastic like police and firemen's suspenders. It in cludes everybody like the Eighteenth amendment. The best way to treat a December gift is to soak it in water until the detectives arrive. If it's a bomb it won't go off. If it's a neektic it won't go on. Everybody expects a money gift around an apartment house. The doorbov, the elevator man, the janitor and the telephone girl arc always doing squads right around the family entrance. That's the reason Santa Klaus uses the chimney. That old baby was learning something while his whiskers grew\ Don't roast^ the spirit that prompts folks to wish gifts on one another. T^he sentiment i$ beautiful. So is poison ivy.. Cast thy biscuits on the water and they will return in many days. If the fish don't eat 'cm. And many days is a wonderful phrase, full of poetry and procrastination. However, the loan sharks still insist on the orthodox thirty, sixty and ninety. \V hich extracts the romance from the tournament. The old boat is going to have a tough time riding out the gift storm. The profiteers and the landlord haven't left papa enough skin to get a pimple on. The venerable craft is drifting on the poorhousc rocks. The anchor is made of cork and the life preservers are lead pipes. WMien the old man wakes up on Xmas morn and pipes the liability pie, the family has baked for him? Well?when the pie was opened, the birds began to sing? ? < Coo-coo. Coo-coo. Coo-coo. . STATE TEAMS AFTER, BIG THREE ELEVENS Ohio State and i'enn State are seen-' in* yames with the Big Three, prefer ably Princeton. All are fighting for a place In the sun. Center College, wltli It record of 485 points, won't set a great deal of encouragement, while any eleven that schedule* the Navy is likely to pick up a live wire. - -? ? 1 Bahunaa Lands. Bomcamp defeated Bohannon last night In the Handicap Pocket Billiard Tournament at the Grand Central ??y it Kcore of 70 to 5ft. Bohannon was in tlie lead by 20 bail*, when Bomcamp hteadlly gained on and won out. Tonight's game will be between Urban and Throckmorton. ? Kjri A NATIONAL BOXING BODY IS SUGGESTED Trenton. N. J.. Dec. S.?A resolu tion suggesting organization of a ; national commission to formulate 'rules governing boxing exhibitions j watt adopted today by the New Jer isey- Boxing Commission. Copies of j the resolution were forwarded to all j similar State boxing commiaslons (inviting ^em to select a central meeting place to frame such regu lations. West Ends to Play. | W?**t End Juniors will play th*> y Seminole Juniors on the former's | Qeld. Wisconsin avenue and Thirty riitli street, Sunday at 11 a'clock. CLUB ELEVENS ARE FORTIFIED 4 Rex A. C. and Naval Gun ners Appear Evenly Matched. District football fans are all on edgp, awaiting the whistle which wll! send the Rex A. C. eleven Attains* the Naval Gun Factory | team for the District independent championship at Union League ] Park. Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Since early in September these clubs have been priming for this i battle, which will settle the undis-, puted claim to the title. \ The Navy Yard eleven won the title last season when they suc cessfully annexed the Service 1/aguc championship. The Rex Club wa? organized under the guiding: hand of James E. Wright this fail. Som* of the best semi pro clubs in this vicinity have been played on the Northeast gridiron but none of the attractions that have been seen to date will satisfy the fans as much as the game with the Naval Gunners. Ten m* Keenly Matehed. Coach Turner's outfit has had quite a hard time arranging games this fall but in the six games played to date they have shown a powerful attack with a defense '.hat equals that of last season s , team. There app< ar.s little to pick between the two teams, as both arwell fortified with capable *ub atitutes for every position. There ?s little difference in the weight of the clubs, no matter what player* ihe coaches will name tc start the game. Rex has shown a scoring machine ?ha* is worthy of making i the Gunners go at top *pecd. while , ?heir defense, although tagged at times, seems to have the knack of 1 tightening i,T> when their goal line is threatened. I A con par son of the backfield candidates of each club gives the j Northeast cam slightly the edce. j while in rating the iinesmtn it ap- . nears that the experience of the Gunners would give them the edge in this department. At any rate a battle roy*l is promised. HATS FOR PLAYERS OF WINNING TEAM Besides the dory that goes h1?"* with victory', and also a few cold sheokles. the athletes, of ihe winnlm. club in the District championship same Sunday between the Rex Ath letic Club and the Xaval <Jun Factory team will be sporting around in new "bennys" next week. Mr. Madden, of Hrodt's. Inc.. the famous hatters, who is a real football bug. has offered a new hat to every member of the winning team who, takes part in the contest. KILBANE 1SSIGNED FOR THREE BATTLES Cleveland. Ohio. Dec. 3 ? ri''v" Driscoll. of Jersey City. X. J., today | signed Johnny Kilbnne. feather-| weight champion of the world, to., box Joey Fox. Benny Valgar and i Johnny Dundee. The first match will be held IV- l cember 22, the second three weeks later and the third three weeks after | the second. Each is scheduled to j go eight rounds. I Fox and Valgar are to make l--| pounds at 3 o'clock or 125 pounds at 6 p. m., on the day of their match, j No weight was stipulated for Dun- j dee. j FOOD FOR FANS ? Babe" Ruth has refused S2.500 j for the bat with which he broke the home-run record. EUhfr,.,tI wa* moving picture money or ballplajers are growing sentimental. Jim Thorpe says he is going to quit, playing professional football. He is afraid it may injure him for the diamond. Next thing we know John I> will be giving up h.gll finance because it hurts his golf. i The Alexander - Killefer battery . has signed with the Cubs for next vear. Alexander came to terms at j the close of the aeason and Killerer j signed a one year contract yester- j day. i 1 The double barrelled annual meeting of the American league ha* its advantages. Owners can attend the session nearest home. Now that , Broadway Is dry and in danger or: going dark the piWos# path no longer entices wild ** estern mag- ] nates. In the old days the gathering of the chiefs was a festive occasion. Now It assays little more than a hot argument and no diversions t>. lighter vein for battle-worn war The statement of Comiskey yester- | day that he was unable to find ? con tract between Ban Johnson and the American League showing that the former was elated to serve " tern, of years at a salary of *25-?0? per vear. is a foolish one Who ever heard of a president of any base ball league signing an agreement. They are just elected by the menv bers of the organisation of which thev belong and that 1* the end of It. Somehow, Someway, Peace Must Be Made, Says Navin ?> New York, Dee. 3 ?Frank J. Navln. president of the Detroit American League baseball club, la In the city. Navln was discovered this afternoon at the Hotel Vanderbilt. He Mid hU visit had absolutely no significance a* regards the factional fight In the Junior Major Circuit, which threatens to disrupt the association, but he very openly expressed the hope that It might be possible within the next week for the waning factions to effect an understanding. The alternative, he declared, meant the ruination of the American League, If not that of or ganized baseball Navln declared that he had no en emies among the insurgents, and that he had no axes to grind. "Nor do I i*h to enter into I newspaper discussions." he said gravely. **I think newspaper talk has tended to fsn the flames of hostility. This fight certainly can- I not be settled in the newspapers. It is impossible for the American league to function properly with I the owners divided Into two hostile j camps. Somehow, some way. some means, must be found to get the rwpwtlvf combatants together. and to have the matter thrashed oat to a successful iwur. "Organised baseball is bftffer than any one man. or any combi nation of men A* ft rale you will And that neither side In a fight has all thf rifht on his side. I certainly am a staunch advocate of peace, for I am sollcltoas for the welfare of organised baseball and particularly for th? welfare of the American League. For that reason. 1 would be extremely pleased If tha eight club owners were to get to gether a* they should, at the an* nusl meeting regardless of whei^ it might be held. Nothing can ba accomplished by pulling at crofli purposes." ' Navin Kaid he wax extremely pleased that the lawyer* had coosfslci ta an early hearing of the injunction pro ceedings to prevent the meeting called in Chicago. By consent of the Yankee lawyers this case will be argued at 10:15 to morrow morn in* before Justle Oreenbaum In Part 1 of the Supreme <*ourt instead of on Monday nest, the date of the original postponement. BROWNIES HAVE EDGE ON GRIFFS IN VICTORY LIST By GEORGE L. MORELAND The Nationals and Browns have played very dote series since the latter joined the league in 1902, when they replaced Milwaukee. The two teams have met 386 times since then, and the St. Louis team has the best of the argument by two games. This happened this year, when the Browns won twelve out of twenty games, giving them the lead. Sl?? l.rlOlth Started. + The Browns won the majority of their gam**s prior to 1512. wh?*n the Fox was made pilot. Since 1512 the abroad, and the result of th? rea sons' work: <>riffa vs. two teamn have met 3*C times and the local club ha* b*^n sucress ful in 171 gram**, the Nationals win ning: 53 of them, gixing them an average of 544. From 1510 until 1517. the Wash ington* took the majority of the seasons' series, a* will b?* shown in the tabl<>. In 1511, ju?t th* season previous to th?? one Griffith took charge, was the b??st Wash in Etonian year. wh<*n they won 5 out of 11 games on the ( j?u home grounds. The poorest the Na- | itis. tionals ever did at St. 1/iuin was in ' l'H 1508. uh*-n the Browns won 8 out of' 1*17 11. The table be|?>w will show you what the locals have accomplish***! against the Browns at home and At WMtiingloo Year- W. L. Pet jc k k: BECKETT AND CARPENTIER AWAITING SOUND OF GONG London. Pec J._N< tl.in* r?* " now but to watch .K* clock run around and then file in for the big Everything is f here for th?* Beckett-Oarpentier flght tomorrow iraht. Th?* two hi-avi^. ? nam pto?, of Britain and Frame -re readv. The bouse is sold out; Confidence of the Britishers that Beckett will win remains unabated lbu, j, |? singular that they will ,.ff-r nothing better than a to 4 , Thev assort their idol is unWt- . able, but they would like to ha\e j even money. Are ItaeWlas Fr??rt??. Carpenticr has plenty of backing. ? Not much credence is give" t j rumor that he is overtralned. auf- l HEATHER'S STABLE WINS AT PINEHURST Pinehurst. N. l"- I>ec. 3. The I'inehurst Jockey Club held its sec ond race meeting of the season to day the sevn furlong flat race. The , <tv?f -vent Of the ioK "J won by Puck, entered by the H< \ H-ith.r stables of Washington and "dden by Atwell. Kosewater v> .th . Carter up. finished a close second. , " five furlong dash for I-V'T-o'd. i nroved the best race of the da> and ^ provea ' n?rtha o.. ridden by wa* won d> tsenno . . . ... George Browne. Jr.. a d'minutl e jockey of 15. TI.e youngstergot his mount away to a poor start, but finally won by a neck in a bunched finish. Triangles Issue Protest. The Triangl. Athletic '?lubgridlron | team is camping ^ Jt have ! Trinity and Terminal t lubs and have issued a defl to th?*e teams^ ih_ , Triangle are also ^ 1 the treatment they received at the . hands of the Mohawks Yh X^nl d" thev were greatly outweighed and do not think that this defeat shou.d be checked up acainst their clean record Kith 130-pound team. Rodgers Refo*es Of en. Morgantown. W. Va.. Dec. 3-Oapt Ira E. Rodgers. West Virginia s ster fullback and reckoned as a sure all American selection, will not pla* professional football. Kodgers is a star baseball player, too. and has been tendered contracts by Philadelphia. New York. Cincin nati and other clubs, but will not accept. NEW ORLEANS RESULTS. FIRST RACK?Fire and onr-half (nrkmA "or?% lie <*te???ti. W to 1. ? t" ?. -*n HertftinR. 110 (Connolly). C to 1. I to Hani can's Heir, 113 KVttllettii. ? to 1 Time . I? W.tm Mcrt. More <>o Bee-. Win*. Ocrt> Kay. Modiite. Maaa&an 2d. Dmm J . "'sBOOJCD RACE-Si* farioo*.. In"1' M*'"1 <0 .Rod retell. S to 1. S to 1. e?.n. ' 112 (Ouwrl. ? to 5. ? to S. Ml- , (Judge). J 'o 3. Time. 115 li ?*?"! flietr Matter. Prosperous Bab). hl?"1 Stoik i Piilv Fashion also tan (llltgpilil. IS to t. S to 1. ? to f- ,0; .Wrtetiti. S to S Time. . :H WW'. lr?la. James F 1 Nrmnm'RS >ltn?n<-. ItlaiiHomt. Hands lad also ran , , mtRTH RACK-KI~ a* V M?m * ?Y?rr?>?. ? ?? l* 1to i: My MortH B STo-ito. Ruth H . WW^a., Ruth W.lile. BeMie A,k?l*'*' lK fifth ba.-c six 1M H'^XiWtUK I to %. m . o^l ? oat. Time. i? f. _ d one half furiong* ^ H^-N< - also raa. ferin* with rheumattstr. etc. Krr eral . leading Kox^ favor the Kr*i?<hra*n and havf predicted that hp will Iini.-h hi* husky opponent n six r<?und?. a Kue? n? Con?*. the r n|p,? tef?>ec. J^li^vei" Bucket t wjt| !????- in a bat tle of brains atjinM brawn. A report that I??0 s.andin^ room ticket* werp available at $25 each l>ronglit k 'rowd of Frenchman pell mell sctoss the channel yesterday but they weiv disappoint* d in find ing the 'Void out" aiirn in front ?'f Promoter Cochran's offlcr. No official announcement of the division of ihf purse ha- b^en inad<~ public but it i* nndrrrtool that Beckett will get fli.OO" atd Car jv-ntier 115.000. FANS ANXIOUS FOR WiLDE-SHARKEY GO Milwaukee. !*???. 3 ? Advat<c ticket sale for the |?out lN-tu<fn Jimmy Wilde, KntrHsh fl>-wei|j;.t. and Jack Sharkey. NVw Y??rk h.in tam-?eiRht. Saturday. was break* ;ns all ivcord* today. avcordinac t? offl? al* of the Oream City Clnlt. r-?th fighters ate fini?liitiic their uaitiing here. AMERICAN BOXERS WIN IN DENMARK A special cable to tie V A XJ. headquarters ye*t?'r?iay from <" >pen hairen. Denmark, t Id of the final ap pearance of the American boxers. Three apocial clasps wore arranged by the Spart* Club. sn two of which the Yankee* were successful. But ko the Pittsburg expert with the mitts went throne*. to final. wh?-re he trained the decision over Andreason Prank t'assidv. of the Ozanam Aaao ciation. won the lightweight bout from Johanson. to whom he loci aftvr landing in Denmark. It will be H surprise to the ama teur followers of the squared circls to learn that Ashlin Donte. the >e%? Orleans featherweight. lost in ths final b??ut of hi* class to Petersen, whom he easily defeated in the first tournament in which the American? part iefpated. In all the Yankees competed it nine bouts and each won two an** lost one. They ? ill leave f??r hom? tomorrow. NEW ORLEANS ENTRIES. FIRST RAC& For 5 w*r-olil? and ap; hi lone* tVurrw'l ?- ftanj<.'. IV IUmW <iirl W>; Hon ?Her. KS Vipthihw 1<*. |lnrn<T, Rill Retidetid -imp. . HP; Mim Sterling. 1^| IMnrem. K*: Mua (imp ). 11*; tsauer. 1!&; U'ai lit. VKOn\l> RAOfv-CliliHi a; ?>rar-ol<V fl* ' "* lu?P *l*rinc??a Ian: * ?t;reat Haw. UVeller. K5. Riddl*. K?: M?*? ??i. a. ??? n. e \ mi. Mft; llmHt. IK; V?*? ?>itm. 1X; Bolter na Bfwiit. MC; t'aucion. iff PimMo. 11C. Dandy Van. lit THIRD R.U'K-Otimint:; 3 ^trdfc and nf? ai\ furlntu>: Sayoaiarra KC *Little Ming 1** Mab. W Meddling Miw Ml: linml 1* MuniSo J-irr.M. Ill; Rillie R, 111: la?Ve ?? Rwawhte. Ill: FMMatlar. Ill: Rnan It** 111: Mat?l Traak. 01: Kir**** t'uh. Ill; T*i?*?? lV*a*i. Ill; Jamf? T. Cari. III. IIK'KTH KArB-4luaiiii(; *->aar-o|d? a** im?: ti?e and ?** halt furitn o? 'Sara **?a 1?* 'ttnuitata. KJ; MlMi Maid. K?; ?Karcnhaaa 1~; Mil'.a W>: Dannni <?art. M? ; Bear Mar* Wf; Hifii Nate. KT Little Princes. rr. at.T. Ut; C. A. OamiAet. lit; kuHur. IIS A1 Pierre, lit: Hnmait. 115. Alan Sonrin^ %id. lit; Maid Saaith, 1C; ararla l?f?: Van CTivca. K* FIFTH RAt'E -AH aim: Kenn#* Handicap one Billet Ihiraaa. 106: Bimr, K?. l.oelf US: Knmit*. |M; 1'anawan. 19 SIXTH R A<^K?Clahniac; S-vear alda and ul? ndle ami swiity yank. *lk>)? Rakrr. ISA; *At drey K 100; M^ah Corhfan. MC. *tad> t^vna If, Ttiiakah. Mb 'AWawler. m. 'YodeMa 19h; \l'm Ktly. . Oapatama 111; EUn? Ran nock. Ill; Rertodana. Ill: Rtar Ill; J 1\ ('anuit. 1U; Sle^h 111: Jark K . tt?. Ate elifihle?Matlier. Ill; PYank Maltoa. I?; tv4 at ant. 111. MEYKNTH RACT. -TUiaalnc J *car-eld? mm up: wiilr and >meafhtli: *Ta? I'm. Mi; <>a Icirtaat. Rt, Tanla> Iff: *King Nt?ui?, Mt 1 WateervooT MS; MrA^oo. HI*. *12 llay. Mi ?Mountain Roar fed. Id.