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FRENCH SPORT MAKES HIGH RID OF $700,000 FOR REMPSEY-CARFENTIER RATTLE'
Griffith and Bancroft Pulling Barnum Stuff Nationals' Pilot and Reds' Secretary Complete Arrangements for Barnstorming Trip? Eighteen Games Listed for Locals. By GEORGE L. MORELAND. L-A-D-I-E-S and G-E-N-T-L-E-M-E-N permit me to introduce o you two men of world-wide reputation Messrs. Bancroft and Grif ith. These gentlemen are known from one end of the country to he other, the senior of this combination, Bancroft, is also known in Tuba and Hawaii, where he has taken his show many times; intro-, luced in both places his famous Doubleitis, a great affair. The other part of the combination is also known from coast to roast as a master of curveology. Balance ?' TH>OFe. -with these few remarks- L-A, 5-I-E-S and G-E-N-T-L-E-M-E-N, tish to introduce for your admlra ion the one great attraction of ?ight of the largest fJUM in the 'nited States - Babe Ruth, who an Play one entire season to he larsest crowds that ever attend d purposely to see this wonder. | 'here are many other great per- ( ormers in this combination, but emit me to first introduce the j 'see^valter JOHNSOS THE -.keatest pitched of today SEE FRANK BAKER. ALSO A J il-rO WITH WAR CUJB. SEE EDWARD ROUSH. THE! ^EADING BATTER OF THE NA 'skeA^AvVsaiJ.kk. the THIN CST I JegTH AX PER TVi I RUNG JSEEBA"rEABT" NBALL. THE , 5REAT FOOTBALL COACH. VND LAST. BL'T NOT LEAST. SEE TUB KING OF ALL COM EDI lN? NICK ALTROCK. THIS -.ENTLEMAN PIT THE GREAT *LOWN. MERCEDES. OLT Ot sr SI NESS. X-O-W. L-A-D-I-E-S and O-E-N r-li-E-M-E-N, I assure you that this * the original aggregation that will >.? seen all season on both circuits. will not fool you. but guarantee .. give you an opportunity to see ?;.ch and every one of the men who vill be seen during the baseball sea on. Play "Bin" Tewna. We will during our encashment play i the largest cities In Florida such is Miami. Tampa. St. Petersburg, irjando. and last but not lea*, lacksonvllle. where on Jubilee Day. 'larch Will present something in he way of an added attraction, a twin bill" of baseball, that is com -nonlv called a double-header. This I wish to assure you will be, ?? flrst and only time in which. club from both the American ,nd National league meet each I ther on one and the same day | ? the same city. I "sure > ?u I that this great show is billed ex j ressly for the benefit of the cltixens .f this city. Look at what we have to offer you on this "Grand and Slorious Jubilee Day." Babe Ruth and "ari Ma>s. a pair that have more talk than any other set of pla> rrs. Then we have that nuaHet ?r :reat managers. Messrs. MORA- . ROBINSON. Hl'GGINS and GRIf-' FITH. all under the same tent and for one price of admission. The spectacle of a man hunting a drtnK in a fashionable cafe the c?m"g summer won t be a better attraction than what we are offering. All S??r Attraction. Interleague double-header between tho?e four wonderful clubs, Cincinnati Iteds. world .htmpions, vs. the New fork Yankees, the first and only club that ever paid $100,000 for a human being. Then we have that club that Brooklyn and which controls the best sational League grounds in that city. This club will meet Walter'Johnson. ....?isted by several clever exponents .f the great American game, base l-'emember this date. Monday. March 1920. and you can tell your c""' lien and grandchildren that you had h?* pleasure of being the guest or his wonderful pair of showmen at the r*t and only twin bill in which two ?l ibs from rival leagues played a reg j'.ar game, and with the assurance it nil the promoters that the original Mayer*. aa announced on the pro 21 am, will appear. The Rnrnum Stoat. The above in the way B. T. Barnum K'ould have announced the great dou ->le-header to be played at Jackson ville. March 2?. which Griffith has ?cen at work on for over a month. Now that President Griffith has this >ft his mind, he announces that the Nationals and Cincinnati Reds will ?>!ay eighteen games against each ^ther in the cities named, while four lames will take place between the Washington and Cuban teams at Tampa, where the Nationals are to train. These games should arouse he greatest interest, for the thousands >f Cubans in that city remember that ?t was Griffith that gave many of their j Shanks to Stay Here President Clarlc Griffith denied last ?ight that there was any truth of Howard Shanks being shipped to Minneapolis. "You can say for me that Shanks will be my utility man all during the summer of 1920," said the Old Fox. friend* of Cuba an opportunity to1 play with the Washington club. These games, one in particular, March 17 ? can you guess what nationality cele brates that day?) will be a rouser In that city. Then games will be played with Indianapolis at both Tampa and St. Petersburg. When these are com pleted the long series between the Reds and Nationals will open at Tampa for two games; then a game will be played at Orlando enroute to Miami, where, on March 26 and 27, two games will take place. Atfer these are finished, both teams will travel to Jacksonville to *spend the 28th as guests of Jacksonville, where the visitors will be shown the city by the Chamber of Commerce, under whose direction the games will take place. The balance of the schedule is j shown: Washington vs. OppOnrnt*. Clubs Cities Dates Indianapolis Tampa March 1.". 1ft 1'ubans Tampa Mar 17 18 19 20 j (White Team) Indianapolis St. Petersburg March 22 Cincinnati Tampa March 23 24 Cincinnati Orlando March 2-"? Cincinnati Miami March 2ft 27 Sun. Jack'vllle (sighSeeing) March 28 (Cincinnati v*. New York) Part of Double-header. Rrookljn Jacksonville March 29 Cincinnati Charleston March 30 Cincinnati Columbia March 31 i Cincinnati Greenville April 1 Cincinnati Raleigh April 2 ! Cincinnati Washington April 3 4 (Saturday and Sunday) < Cincinnati Richmond April 5 | Cincinnati Portsmouth April ft Cincinnati Danville April 7 1 Cincinnati Roanoke April H Cincinnati Clarksburg April !> Cincinnati Cincinnati April 10 11 (Saturday and 8unday) The schedule ef the Cincinnati 1 Reds at Miami prior to their play- | ing the Washington team follows:' At Miami?Cubans. March 11, 12.1 13: New York A. 1*. March 15, 16: | Indianapolis. March 19. 20. Abftoad?Indianapolis, March 22. at St. Petersburg. Then they start in with the Washington on the 23 at Tampa. After Washington visits Cincin nati, the Reds will go to Columbus to play the American Association team of that city on Monday, April 12. INDIANS MADE OFFER FOR HARRY HARPER Cleveland. Jan. 24.?Th? Cleveland! Club is still gasping about the deal i which sent Pitcher Harper to Boston j in the trade that sent Roth and Shan non to Washington. Menoskey and Foster were also Washington contri butions. The need of obtaining a good left- | handed pitcher had been impressed on President Dunn by Manager Tris Speaker, and the Cleveland scouts immediately reported that Washing ton was ready to trade Harper In any deal that would bolster the club. Dunn set about to obtain the Sena tors' southpaw. The first offer of Pitcher Uhle and shortstop Lunte, together with some cash, did not im press Griffith. Then the Red Sox came along with their proposition and before Dunn could enter the field again, the deal had been closed. I Frank Moran Off for Enfland. New York. Jan. 24.?Frank Moran, according to Willie Lewis, now is on the ocean headed for Merry England. Moran seeks a bout with Beckett, but doubtless will meet some of the other heavies in England?Goddard, Coghill, Smith, et al. Moran should prevail over any of the present crop of heavies in Eng land. as his experience and hitting would give him a decided advantage. G.W.U. STUDENTS WANT FOOTBALL ,?, Law School Freshmen Peti tion Trustees Urging Gridiron Sport. i George Washington University Is likely to have a football team next fall. A movement having such an object In view and launched Just before Christmas is growing in sise. and an effort now is being malle to have every student organ ization at the institution join in a petition to the faculty for a charter for a team. The movement was originated by the first-year class at the Law School. Resolutions were adopted and gent to the board of trustees urging the immediate issuance of a charter for a team next fall. Before adopting the resolutions the law class made a canvass of the student body and ascertained defi nitely that there was ample mater ial for the organization of a strong team. Many of the students have starred in football at various high schools, colleges and universities. The recent adoption of the volun tary student activities ? tax plan virtually assures the financial suc cess of a team, it is pointed out. The Hatchet, weekly student pub lication, favors a team next year, and has called upon all student or ganizations to help push the project. So enthusiastic have some of the law students become that on their own responsibility they have written to a number of prominent colleges and universities urging that dates be kept open for possible games with George Washington next fall in the event that a team is organized. University authorities have not yet passed an opinion upon the pro posal, but It is certain that they will give their sanction if the stu dent body can in some definite fash ion guarantee the financial success of a team. PREP ATHLETES IN VIRGINIA DIVIDED Charlottesville, Va., Jan. 24.?Fol lowing a conference of representa tives of the foremost preparatory schools of the State, held at the Uni versity of Virginia, the Virginia High School Literary and Athletic league divided the State into five districts, as follows: Eastern;* which embraces Petersburg and the territory to the east. Northern. including Winchester, i Front Royal and Alexandria. Southern, which takes in Bristol1 and the schools in that section. First Western, embracing Staunton, ( Charlottesville, Lexington and Har- j risonburg. Second Western, which includes Roancke, Lynchburg, Danville and Blacksburg. Schedules will be made between | schools in each district and semi-1 finals will be played betwen the sec- | tion winners. The final championship contest will be staged at the Univer sity of Virginia. This new plan will go into effect next fall, the league having taken over football in its ath letio activities. BATTERSBY MAY BE VIRGINIA POLY COACH Rumors are /lying thick and fast in the athletic circle here that Coach Battersby of Business High School will cast his lots with the Virginia Polytechnical Institute, of Blacks burgh. Va., after his term with the Stenographers. It is claimed that Battersby will ! resign Ms position at the Rhode Js I land avenue Institution this sumrper and take up his duties as football i coach Immediately. * SUBSTITUTE MADE FOR BASKETBALL GAME _________ i The basket-ball game scheduled with Loans & Currency team of the Treasury Department, against the McKinley Tech has been can celled and in their place, the Loans & Currency will meet the Army Medical School, at Epiphany Chapel. January 3ft. 1920, at 7:30 p. m. The Ix>ans & Currency team is looking [ for games, and such teams as Peck Stars. Aloysious. Ingram Memorial are desired. For games address Mr. Woldenberg, Room 69. Treasury building. J Hockey Game a Tie. West Point. N. Y., Jan. 24.?The Army hockey seven and University of Pennsylvania went to a 1-to-l tie game here today in an interest ing game on Stuart rink. Both teams scored when the game was in its last stages. Two extra periods of five minutes each were played without a decision. OUR MID-WINTER CLEARANCE The Best Buy in Washington In the first place, all our woolens were purchased be fore the big increase in price, which is an item to be con sidered. They are guaranteed to be all-wool and fast color. Then, too, the clothes are made up in our own daylight workrooms, which means a big saving of which YOU get 4he benefit. Add to all these advantages the fact that just at present we are offering any suit or overcoat in stock at our l/3 OFF ?and you'll realize that the BEST BUY in Washington today on men's clothing is right here at Wilnfer's. You get a suit or overcoat of the very finest material and lining at one-third off a price that already was remark ably low. Better hurry, so that you can have a good choice. JOS. A WILNER & CO. Custom Tailors Corner 8th & G Streets N. W. Prince Mural Makes Bid . Of $700,000 for Big Fight Paris, Jan. 24.?The record breaking purse of $700,000 will be offered for the Dempsey-Carpentier fight by a syndicate of French sporting men anxious to have the bout held in France. If accepted, this huge amount will be divided $400,000 for Dempsey and $joo,ooo for Carpentier. The French syndicate is headed by Prince Murat. In the meantime, other promoters are still campaigning to land the fight for America. Prince Murat, who is heading the French syndicate, declares he is confident that the patriotism of French sportsmen will make the raising of the proposed $700,000 purse an easy matter and that it will j be possible to post satisfactory forfeits as soon as Carpentier is re leased from his contract with Cochran. I Griffith a Pitching Star Among the Montana Gunmen This is the fourth installment of President Griffith's storj as written bj George L. ! Moreland, The Herald's baseball statistician. I Soon after the team was located at ; Missoula there sprang up a great rivalry between that city and Butte. : Mont. Tony Mullane. the old Cincin | nati pitcher back in the '80's, was one j of the pitchers in the Butte aggrega , lion. Then they had a pitcher named McGlnnis, who was the idol cf the fans out that way. I A series of three games was ar j ranged between the two clubs, all to j be played at Butte, as that city had a much larger grandstand, and besides, the miners of that city would bet line, sinker, an' everything. When the day for the trip arrived over 500 fans , accompanied their team to the other's | den. They did not forget to take i along enough money to make any i ) size bet that the Butte fans wanted. | One of the staunchest supporters of | Griffith and his team was Lou Hlg | gins, of Missoula. This gentleman. J who was a millionaire, would pust as | leave bet $1,609,690 as he would a ci- , i gar and let it no without a whimper, as though it was the smoke from his I ! cigar. | The Butte team had two pitchers, I McGlnnis and Mullane. and either j was looked upon as a sure winner, j When the first game arrived Griffith i 1 was slated to pitch and Cross was ! ' pitted against him. The betting was terrific with the Butte team a fa vorite at 10 to 7. The ground was crowded to its limit and the fans were crazy over the game. This J proved one-aided aa Griffith prevented ' his rivals from taking any liberty with his curves and won easy. The fnns lost over $50,000 on this game alone. Th following day the betting was heavier, with the money at even, for they found out that the Missoula ! club was some bunch. They were unable to make up their minds whether Mullane or McGinnis would pitch and as Griffith was out of the way they felt sure that their club would win. but they would give noth ing better than even money on tho contest. McGinni* *a3 selected to do the twirling for the home team, and mainly through his excellent work, his team won the second game by a score of 9 to 1. With each team a winner the third, and final game, was to l?e a big one. i With the eamanner that McGinnis i trimmed his exponents and a day of j rest between the games. The managers of the two teams de cided that a? Sunday was the big day out that way. and that every one could get a chance to be at the game. [ it was decided that a day's rest i would not hurt. 1 (CONTINUED.) GRIFF'S TRIBE HAVE PLAYERS WHO CLEARED BAGS WITH LONG CLOUTS Robert Frank (Bobby) Roth holds the record of being the only batter j In the American League laj-t season I to clear the base* twice with triples. The first time he found the banes choked was June 10 when he faced Davenport at St. Tx>uis and cracked out a three-bagger; his hit won the game. His second triple with the bases filled was here in Washington when he hit a three-bagger off Gill on September 28. Then Frank Harris Ellerbe also has a very nice little record of batting in four rum* in a single contest, but the Nationals youngster did that twice. On September IS. in a game against St. Louis in a double-header, ire hit in four runs in each gamo. When Roth made his triple against Gill he batted in five runs in that game, two besides the three that were on when he cracked out the three bagger. Eddie Gharrity also had a little bat ting practice, batting on June 23 when he hit in four runs against Boston. Jim Shaw had an equal number to his credit on May 5 against Athletics. Rice, on June 30 off Rogers of the Athletics and Shanks off Dauss on July 10, made triples with the bas?s filled. ST. JOHN'S EASY FOR G. U. QUINT / , % Brookknders Swamp An napolis Cadets in An nual Battle. The Catholic Uniireralty baseball tossers. defeated the St Joha's quint from Annapolis, Md.. last nirht in the Brookland Gym, by *4 to 18, In a cleanly played same which caused much interest in the Anal half as the visitors made a game attempt to pull the contest out of the Are. Catholic University secured a lead in the first half, which was too much of a handicap for the Cadets to over come in the final session. St. John's was held to one basket during the opening half. The line-up and sum mary: Catholic U. Positions. 8L John's. Lyon* K. P BinftMd MrNamara L. P flpeelmaa l>unn Outer Klngbton Glaseott K. G Ridgley Kutledge L. G Batty Hubgtitations?llopke for Butledge. Goals from floor?Lyons (5). MrNamara (2), Dunn (8), Glaseott (4), Hpeelman (8), Klngbton (2). Hopke. Goals from foals?Dunn, 1 oat of 1; Glaseott. 8 oat of 7; Banfleld. none oat of 3; Hpeelman. 8 out of 7; Batty, ft oat of 10. Referee?Mr. Hughes. I'mpire?Mr. Hchlosser (Q. U.) Time?Twenty minute halves. MAJOR LEAGUES TO START ON APRIL 14 New York, Jan. 24.?Eight National league teams will get away for the 1920 pennant race on April 14 and will traverse 154 laps up to October 3. John Heydler, president of the Na tional League, made this announce ment here tonight following his re turn from a Southern hunting trip with Den Johnson. American l>eagu*? chief. Scenes of the four inaugural battle* were not announced, a* the details are to be considered at a league meeting February 10, in Ctiicago. GEORGESCARPENTIER TO SAIL MARCH 15 Paris, Jan. 24.?Georges Oarpentier. heavy-weight champion of Europe, is to sail for New York on March 15, accompanied by Francois Descamps. on his way to L,o? Angeles to fulfill a motion picture contract. It is ex pected that the Frenchman will Kive a few boxing exhibitions while he is in the United Stales. ISSUE INJUNCTION AGAINST BECKETT I?ndon, Jan. 24.?Joe Beckett, blast ed hope of Great Britain for the heavy-weight championship, will not fight any more until the court looks into his case. Bernard Mortimer, his manager, secured an injunction re straining him from signing any more contracts pending a breach of con tract suit for 3,900 pounds. Griffs to Travel South I Over Deep, Briny Seas President Griffith hat about decided to take the National player* to the training camp by boat. He will send Mike Martin, Nick Altrock and a groundkeeper in advance, as this vanguard leaves Wednesday, February 17, while on the following Wednesday about twenty players including the battery men and a few extras will embark for the South. It takes four days from Baltimore to make the trip to Jackson ville, and then a night's ride by train to Tampa. This will get the players at the camp on Sunday, 39, ready to begin work on the first of March. The other players will be ordered to report direct to Tampa so that all will be in shape for the opening game between the Nationals and Indianapolis clubs on the fifteenth of March. g MOST INNINGS PLAYED RECORD IN CONSECUTIVE GAMES GOES TO GRIFF1 President Griffith's club holds a major league record not generally known, that of extra Inning gamed, in which his boys played 101 consec utive innings in nine garnet*, which required eleven and two-thirds in nings for each contest per average. The games were played in 1*15. and started off with a contest against Chicago on August 24 and wound, up in a game in New York on September last, in which nine games were played. Three of the games went the regu lation number, nine, while one wan eleven, one twelve, two of thirteen, and one of fourteen innings. Dur ing the nine games the Nationals captured five and lost four. His club won the longest game. j fourteen taaiags. and split even , on the two thlrteen-inning af fairs. He lost the twelve, but won the eleven, and lost two out of three of the regulation game*. Here are the results: MOST INNINGS IN CON88CCTITE GAMES WASHINGTON. 181S, 102. A of. 24?Washington 5 Chicago.. 6 11 lam. An*. 25?Washington 7 Chicago . 4 14 ian# Aug. 28?Washington 2 Chicago.. 1 IS taaa. Aug. 27?Washington S St. Louis. 1 W inn* Aug 28?Washington 1 St. Louis. 2 12 laaa. Aug. 29?Washington 1 St. Louis. 2 t Inn* Aag. 31?Washington 4 New York 1 * inn* ?lat gsm"i Aug. SI?Washington S New York 2 11 iaa? '2d gab' Sept. 1?Washington 2 New York 1 12 int . Totals?9 games 28 3U 102 tar THREE CHAMPIONS OF GREEN CLOTh1 GAME TO PLAY AT ROYAL ACADEMY' Local billiard enthusiasts will have an opportunity to watch the three J title holders of the green cloth game in action this week at the Royal Bil liard Academy. During the entire week there will be r .atches in which the champs in the three styles? pocket-billiard. three-cushion and balk-line?will display their wares. Robert Cannefax. three-cushion king, will start the ivories rolling Monday evening, meeting Charles Mo Court. the runner-up for the crown in the recent three-cushion tourna NicWalls Yale Coach. New Haven. Conn.. Jan. 24?Capt. Churchill Peters of the Yale 'varsity crew has received word from Guy Nickalls. former rowing co^ch at Yale, that he has accepted the ofT*-r of the Y'ale athletic board of control and Is sailing from Encland Februarv n to asume charge of aquatics here March 1. Those enthusiast* who prefer t* J ment. This pair will entertain aga* in afternoon and evening sessions i Thursday. pocket style of frame * ill ?.??? offer* I four matche?. K Ral|?ii <;re^nl-atl who went thmuph the nai nal titula j event in Philadelphia last mont' without the loss of a Mnglo can will oppos** Jerome Keotrh ??n Tue day and Wednesday in afternoon an?" evening contests. Keoch hap held th j national championship on five diffwr lent occasion? and should prove a | worthy opponent for the young Wil j minsrton wizard. Willie Hopp*, kinc of 'em all. will apepar here on Friday and Saturda' meeting Charles Peterson, the St. l?uis veteran halk-line and fancy _ shot artist. They will entertain st afternoon and evening matches. Boston Plays Here. ' Botson College baseball club will play six pames here in April. Hop kins. Catholic University. George town. Mar>land State. Baltimore In iternatlonals and Navy are listed. BOXING, With Ju-Jitsu ?rsursr officially npprowd by flie I fitted ?to? rrsmrst ? ad kite hi? Ia4?rse4 by Jack DeH^sry and proatlaeal net. WHIPP'S SCHOOL Scientific Boxing Physical Cohort ?2?l t*? At.. VW . I'h.ar I' ?>*l FOLLOW THE CROWDS. 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