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HEAVY B
Refused Permission to Row i
Poughkeepsie.
NO REASON AS YET GIVE
Hope President Will Interfere an
Approve Competition.
EIGHT STRONG AND CONFIDEN
Plungers Plucked at New Orleani
Big Racquet Tourney?Bowling
nf flinoinnnti
Tin- Naval Academy will not l??- pet
ruined to i n'i'r a row in the intercolh
gi.tte regatta at I'oughkeepsie this yet
unless the authorities at the academy ea
he jrersuaded to recede front the positio
litev have taken on the question. It ws
believed tliat tin- authorities would nc
ppose the navy being represented s
i'eiighkeepsie tltis \ear, but the desire
permission lias been refused.
The stand of the academy authority
comes as a disiinet surprise, and will b
a great disappointment to the eolleg
rowing world. The President and tit
Secretary of the Navy are in favor, it i
suid. of t :!< midshipmen being represent
el at Pntighkeepsie. and for litis reaso
the midsiiipnten have felt confident iha
they would have another opportunity !
show their rivals what they could do o
the water.
When the Navy Athletic Associalio
took up the question with the academ
authorities they anticipated tto difficult
in getting their consent to accept the in
citation extended to them by the stew
aids of the Intercollegiate Rowing Assc
nation, but they were met with a promp
and emphatic refusal.
Bitter Disappointment.
When lite news leaked out every metnbe
01 tire brigade of midshipmen expresse
hitter disappointment. Members of las
year's crew and applicants for it this yea
were particularly downcast. At the Navy
Academy the one question of burning in
terest is; "What can be done to get per
mission to race at Pong!ikeeps\- thi
year?" The midshipmen and the athleti
association can do nothing. The prope
authorities have asked for permission t
accent the stewards' cliallcnce. That ocr
mission has been refused lliem by thei
superiors. tlit* academy authorities. am
their derision is tinal. According to nava
regulations it would In" a serious breac!
of discipline for tin* midshipmen to at
tempt to get tlie consent of the Presidcn
or of tin* Secretary of the "Navy.
President Roosevelt expressed himsel
in favor of the race last year, and Sec
retary Metcalf of the navy, whose so;
while in the academy was prominent ti
athletics, granted the necessary permis
sion when appealed to a year ago. It wa
mainly through the approval of both th
President and the Secretary of the Nav;
that for the first time in the history o
the Naval Academy a naval crew wa
sent to Ponghkeep^ie.
Hope in President.
The main hop? of the midshipmen nov
is that the attention of President Roose
velt or the Secretary of the Navy, o
both, may be called to the mutter and tha
they will approve of the navy sending i
crew to Poughkeepsie and competini
there with Cornell. Wisconsin. Columbia
the University of Pennsylvania. Syracus
and Georgetown for the intercollegiat
rowing championship. The midsliipniei
feel that unless either of these takes th
question up their cause is hopeless.
The invitation of the stewards must b
accepted by March 1. With less than tw
w<eks left, whatever is done must be don
quickly. 1'nlcss the academy authoritie
change their, position, or unless either th
President or the Secretary of the Nav;
iuterfeies. tir* Navy Athletic Associatio:
will have to decline.
The prospects for a winning crew are es
peclally bright at Annapo'is this year, arf;
this fact only adds to the disappointmen
the midshipmen feel at the prospect o
not being allowed to race at Pougl\keep
sie. Speaking of th** crew and its chances
one of the midshipmen said recently
"Crew prospec ts at the academy this yea
were never brighter, and the midship
men stand ready to back their erev
against the best in the country."
Finished Third.
T.ast ytar at Poughkeepsie the middies
cigni-oarcu itcw finished third in tin
Intercollegiate four-mile race, and tlia
despite the fact that it was the first four
mile rare a navy crew ever pulled? tin
course at the Naval Academy is a two
mile one?and also despite the fact tha
it was unfortunate enough to draw th
outside course, which, under the condi
tions that day. was a slight handicap
* 'onsidering the circumstances, the rowinj
public look'-d on the effort of the Nav;
as a good one. although the midshipraei
aid the officers attached to the acadetn;
felt that the crew had failed to ro(w up t(
expectations.
This year the crew, having had the ex
perience of one four-mile race, was de
termined to go to Poughkeepsie to win
Kver since the defeat last year the crev
candidates have bc-en working steadily ti
go to Poughkeepsie in such condition tha
they tthe Navy shelly would be first ove
Ike line. They felt that it is only righ
that they should get another chance t<
try.
Onjtram. at stroke, is the only menrtbe
of last year's eight whose loss will b
felt, although Pritchard is also out. t'apt
Koi kwell has six seasoned veterans in tin
boat, and the candidates and new materia
ar-; of such character and quality tha
<jlcndon. who is again coaching tin- Nav;
<>n tie- water, is confident that tin- eigh
\t.!i l?e the best til" ae:?l?mv Ivic
turned out.
If the midshipmen do not run- a
Poughkeepsie in June it v.ill not he be
i a use of any fear of another defeat, bu
h-cause th?y find it Impossible to get per
mission. In the opinion of some rowini
experts the Navv would have an ehviabl
ei anee of winning this year.
MANAGER JENNINGS
WANTS TY COBE
DKTUOIT. February IS. ? Manage
ll'ighie Jennings arrived in town las
idght and said he was some anxious abou
Ty Cobb, but thought that if the clu
mad- the great oi:tfie:der some reasonabl
offer lie would sign a eonlraet What thi
re;isonable otYer ought to embrace the tis
tjte Jennings declined to state, but he in
t.mated that on.- of his first duties of th
j-eason of Ifios would lie. or already ha
been, to have an earnest conversatio
with President Navin in regard to th
matter.
lie realizes I'ohb's value to the tram
and also that the Georgian lias a stubbor
mind of his own.
\?* l - ?
/\"lu was received from Georgia tha
< ?bb had agicnl to coach the universit
squad down there until April 1. wide
iiirjith thai at least he will not be wit
the teani tor the opening spring practice
Jennings predicted ;l very close America
League race this year.
He does not think tlie athletics will h
Weakened by the sale of Ruin* Waddel
because tltat pitcher of late years ha
been permitting so many games to g<
away front liim in the doings of one innin
that he has more than offset his effect
iveness in the games he has managed ?
go througii with. He says he would n<
take the Rube as a gift.
COBB CAUSED
WADDELL'S TRANSFEI
In a roundal*>ut sort of way Tv Cob
Whs responsible for the transfer of Rub
Waddell front Philadelphia to St. l*ouh
The event that caused the switch ha|
>
THE N
file of racegoer? who saw Yankee Gi
race in the Bush cup at two and a qua
ter miles Saturday in mud that was ai
kle deep, she recovered from the eflfec
01 that grueling contest and won the ham
icap at a mile and a sixteenth. Tin
: she is stout of limb and possesses cou
age of an unusual degree was made pla
by her head victory. She acted as tl
pacemaker in the early stages of the ratfought
out the finish when Pedro joint
j lie- at the head of- the stretch, and. und<
a strong rally in the last thirty yard
won on the post by a few inches,
was a rare exhibition of gameness. ar
on her return to the scales she was a]
pla uded.
Summaries.
First race, three furlongs?Hardyana, 106 ('
Powers). 0 to 1. won: Serenade. 11- iXottef).
to 10, second; Alamo. 1U7 (S. Holdeli. 30 to
thiol. Time. o.:i? 4-6. t'liallce, MLw Saael
Wieu ITatttthtirw I adr 4 'liflfnn V'lroHnr \l?
ILOW FOR
| ""
pened In that memorable seventeen-in||
ulng tie game the last day of last September
with the Athletics.
The Tigers located Dygert. the first
pitcher sent in, early in the game, and
knocked him out of the box. Connie Mack
.. had Plank pnt away for the second game,
111 so he shoved in Waddell to finish it out.
And Rube was certainly Tight." The
| "Tigers" were on the run up to the sixth
inning, and then the team blew up behind
id ! Waddell.
Rube stood it pretty well until the
ninth inning. Detroit needed two runs to
| tie the score. Crawford singled and'then
j Cobb hit a home run. That made the
I other Philadelphia players crazy. They
T j aroused Rube of having lain down 011
J them and were awfully sore. Mack yanked
Rube out and Kddie Plank finished it
! ?i'*3*
Rube hung around the park instead of
going home, as usual, and when it was
over he wanted to lick the entire Philadelphia
team. Connie Mark managed to
I lead him away before there was bloodshed.
The next morning, though, the team
came to Mark in a body and demanded
r" Waddell's release. And in order to keep
the pea re Mark agreed to let him go.
tr Of course, it might have worked out
n the same way. anyhow, but it looks as
though if Cobb hadn't hit that home run
n and tied the score. Rube wouldn't have
is | gotten in the row and that lie would still
>t j be with Philadelphia.
^ -BRENTWOOD GETS IN
*; CAPITAL CITY LEAGUE
>e
:e t
Tue Brentwood base ball club is the new
s ac<iui?irion of the Capital City League.
tilling up the gap left by the withdrawal
^ ci" 1 he championship Aloysius club.
, Mr. O'Shea. president of tiie league, who
t, has held the office since tlie league's in?
fancy, stated last night that the B-eniwood
loam is a well-managed and fast
n aggregation of ball tossers and will uny
: doubtedly p,ut up the article of ball that
V will make the other teams hustle to keep
I them out of premier position. The Brentwood
boys annexed the pennant in the
t Suburban League last year, and have as
their leader a capable man in Mr. Cor1
m il. The manager Is predicting great
things for his boys, and is in hopes of
a Tying off the pennant the first year of
1 the "team's installation.
d Mr. O'Shea also stated that the league
t . is in the best of shape for the coming
r ! season and will rank as one of the fastest
organizations in the city. Six teams will
' make up tlie league, all of whieli have
" considerably strengthened since last sea
; son. and he expects this season's race to
s j b" one of those interesting kind.
Cj Arrangements are tinder way to give an
r i entertainment for the benefit of the league
0 I at far roll Institute Hall next Monday
- i night which should net the league big rer
i oeipts. The grounds used by the league
[1 1 last season will again he the playing
1 grounds, and big improvements are to be
ii . made, such as building a fence and adding
- to the seating capacity of the stands.
r CORCORAN CADETS
BEATEN AT NORWALK
n
s The Corcoran Cadet basket hall team of
e this city journeyed to South Xorwalk,
j. j Conn., yesterday, and last night played
s the strong Company F. 2d Regiment Nai
tionnl Guard, team of that place, losing
out by the score of 54 to 25. When the
fact that the soldiers have lost but one
game his season is considered the boys of
this city did very well, and nearly put a
crimp in their winning streak.
The game was replete with fast plays,
and the result was in doubt until the last
few minutes -of play. At the end of the
tirst half the score stood 20 to IS. with
0 : the boys pf tills town on the small side,
e but, at any rate, they had their oppo^
: nents worried, and it was only through
e i their best efforts did they beat the cadets,
j The line-up and summary:
* | Company F. Positions. Corcoran*.
? i T. K. Dorney(capt.)Right forward . .T>;ech (oapt.i
e T. J.Oorney I*ft forward Clark
a J Madin y Center S"hIonaer
e I I,ester Right guard Br>pp
y i Codfiff Left guard ... .Glavonnl and
:l Coleinan 1
Goals T. K. Dorney (o>. T. J. Doriicj CI, 1
Mndin i.'il. Lester ?4>. Godfrey (4). Leech,
i : Selilosser 161. Clark l2i. Coleman 1.1). Tour goal
' | ? Sehlossor. Score - 24 to 25. Tlmi?20-mlnutC
J halves, Referee?Mr. Raueh of Nor walk.
^ PLUNGERS DROP BIG
: MONEY AT NEW ORLEANS
r ?????
NEW ORLEANS. La., February 18.?
With the departure of L"o Mayer. Eole
. Peareall and Frank Tyler from New Orleans
there has leaked out the story of .
t the most sensational losses of the year
. | on the part of ten leading plungers during
F. the past two weeks' racing at the Fair
_ j tirounds. Conservative estimates of the !
t | money dumped into the ring by these ten
players is $100,000. It is divided as folJ
lows: .Eole Pearsall, $30,000; Leo Mayer.
> *12.000; Frank Tyler. *12.00"; O. T. Brown,
j Held. $15,000; Frank Hayes, *10.000; David !
jC'deon, $G,U)0, and three local plungers. .
$lo,ot o.
Never in the history of the racing here
has there been so much plunging as at the
Fair (.rounds, and yet it was all done so
" quietly that it escaped public attention.
There was not the blare of trumpets that
marked the playing of such men as J. J.
v Ryan and of the famous Emlle Herz.
3 Never in the history of the game have
lithe big players lost so continuous'y as
r these did. and never did they quit so cold
1 as in their case.
r-? The story of thre^ big losses is told
simply in the words of betting on bad
r horsei. For instance. Tyler bet *1,000 on
i Apple Toddy the last start, when that '
colt has never showed but one good race
e j here. Tiding cost the bunch a big pile of,
1 ' coin, while no later than Saturday Haw- '
t kama spilled the beans on a $5,000 plunge. '
r The big bettors named are not the only 1
t players of note who are losers during
r the meeting. As a matter of fact, there
arc few big players wiio can say they
t are oil the winning side. Frank Brown is
- i a notoriously big loser; Frank Fry is thout
sands to the bad; Frankie Lanterman is
-. a heavy loser, and other players belong
? in tin- same category. <\ R. Ellison, Pat
e L?unne, James McCormick, Frank Herman
and a few of this class are the only big
winners among the players with the lay[
ers.
Alpiionse Fonteliieu is a big winner,
probably with $40,000 to the good. Jack
( Sturgis is an $18,000 winner, Tem Shaw
is $2??,00(J to the good, and a few other
lucky operators have amounts ranging
r from $.">.000 to $20.?XO. Th*? Ce'las are
( an-ong the losers. Charlie l>eing out about
t $10.<w. af'er getting $25,000 to the bad
while booking. Browntleld won $23,00o,
" but is a loser on the ground,
e | Pearsall and Mayer are trying to get
s their losses back at Hot Springs, while
Tyler lias gone to Texas on a hunting
trip
The other big losers are sticking to the
e play.
I PLAYING FAVORITES
WRECKS BANK ROLLS
n !
NEW ORL.EAN6. February 18.?Backit
crs of favorites bumped into a financial
v snag yesterday afternoon at the City
I' Park race track, for only one out of the
seven .favorites earnea the judges' den.
oiston. As each of the six choices that
wen- beaten was heavily backed, tlie bookf
makers went home with bulging bankrolls.
It was the worst drubbing that the
^ I followers of form have sustained in nearly
" j two months.
r | Gold Proof was the winning favorite.
" The eastern contingent of horse owners
would have been much better satisfied If
he haJ stubbed a toe during the race and
finished farther back, -for they had unloaded
their wealth on Bellwether. The
j latter was played for a "killing." His
i odds were pounded from 20 to 1 down to
5 U to 1. I'nfortunately for the Gotham'
ites. Bellwether had to play second flddh
! to Gold Proof, and was unable to do betb
! tef than to ehasa the first choice home.
. The winner had the foot from start to
e i finish, and. romping along under an easy
? j pull, won by two lengths.
)- I Much to the surprlsa of the rank and
0
Babbit, My I.a<ljt Fratu*es. Nuncy Blue
Bnnlc Trent. She Wolf and Uaon aim ran.
Second race, steeplechase : sliort course-Gaul
1.15 (Dayton). 115 to 1. won: Buckhatn. 156 CM
('lain), 6 to 1. second; Capt. JarreL IIS tVo'
relit. : to 5. third. Time. :i.07. I.lndale. Bert
Waddell. Onyx II. Xandoatcher, Mrlo B-. Ba
solo nul Jim llutton also ran.
Third race, fiye furlongs -Our, 112 tV. Pot
erst. 6 to 1. won: Bed Mill. li<5 (Nutter). 11 i
0 Komntl; Xcedinore, loft <S. Ileldcl.i. 7 to I
titled- Time. 1.01 4-5. Born ltd. Jr.., Milo. Bon
Chance. Ben Wulinnlev, Wausati. May MeComi
Billy Stnrr. Pltll Phlnn. ?>rde Ueod. Dlrwel
John A. Cooke and I.. A. Meyer also ran.
Fourth race, one ami one-sixteenth miles
Yankee Girl. lu5 (NottorG ft to ??n: Pod.'
liCi i.Meltanieli. 1.1 to 111, second: John t'arrcl
llo ft'. Koerner). 7 to 5, third. Time. 1.49 3-1
Seipango al>o ran.
Fifth race, six furlongs?Goldnroof. llo (No
; ten. 11 to lit. won: Bellwether, 95 ll- Smith
13 to 1. second: Merrick. 108 It'. Koernori. <!0 1
1. third. Time. 1.14 441. Tco Beach. latrlnj
Miss Ilelaney. I.ens. Apaebe and t'ooncy K. alt
ran.
Sixth race, one and one-sixteenth miles-S
Ilarlo, tin t.V. Powers). 5 to 1. won: S-reru
107 (Notter), S to 5. second: lis in. 107 (M
Ttanlel.i, 9 to 5. third. Time. l.fiO :t-5. Feb'
Queen. Ranridgv. Iliinbridge, Geo. 11. White an
Albert Starr also re.ii.
Serenth raeo, one Mtid one-eighth tniles?He
phle, lt?7 (Melian!eli. 10 to 1. won: I.ou:aee M(
Parian. lofi iMinderi. 10 to 1, second; Lad
Vincent, 115 tSumter). 16 to 5. tb'rd. Tim'
1.57 1-5 AUesso. nalbard. John Smntskl. Gr.
nada. Flaiigny and Anna I>a.v also ran.
smith and dunbar
bowling champion;
CINCINNATI. February 18.?The oast
ern bowlers got back considerable* of thel
money yesterday In the .special niatche
on the two middle tournament alley:
Jimmy Smith defeated Bob Rolfe of Ch
cago in six straight games in a six or
of eleven match, while Alex Dunbar de
featod Jimmy Blum of Kansas City i
six out of seven games in a six out c
eleven game match. Both of the eSsi
erners bowled exceptional tenpins. Smit
averaging 208 and Dunbar '-'14 in the!
total games.
Despite the fact that Monday was cor
sidcred an off day. the attendance prove
I to be one of the heaviest of the tourne)
i and tlte success of the venture was as
I sured after yesterday's receipts wer
: counted up. The CaTbmets of Clevelan
and the Malted Brewers of Sioux Cit)
! Iowa, rolled over 2.700. but outside c
: this feat there was nothing sensations
I in t)ie way of scores. The big mate
{game between the Mineralites of Chicag
land the Corinthians was nnsinnno<t >m*
tonight, owing' to the hard games oA th
afternoon experienced by the Corlnthia
bunch.
At a meeting of the tournament com
mittee of the Cincinnati Bowling Assorts
tion last night Smith and Dunbar wer
declared world's champions and th
protest of Stoike and Woodbury of Chi
cago was not allowed. In speaking c
the case. Chairman Hermann said: "1
was entirely up to the committee, an
it thought- Dunbar and Smith wer
bonaflde representatives of the east. Till
is what Cincinnati wanted, and simpl
because they won the big two-man in
ternational event was no cause for tliei
being barred."
The high mark of the five-man team
is still held by the Tossettis of Chicagc
who rolled 2.88(1 late Sunday night. Kx
perts believe that it will remain big
during the tournament.
I The highest five scores in the first tw
i shifts of the two-man events follow:
Brill and Blnuln. Chicago. 1,166.
Reimert and Kattenacker. Jr.. .Newport, Ky
1.161.
Kelley and Hess. Chicago. 1.149.
Barks and Steers. St. IamiIk, 1.135.
Masson and Barling. St. I/tula. 1.132. ,
The Ave highest scores in four shifts of th
individual events were as follows:
I <?. Magowen. St. I.ouls. Olp; K. J. Hess. I'h
eago. 616: J. Schmidt. St. lunula, 612; F. J
Kelley, Chicago. 601; F.E. hyttle. Columbus, 59"
BOWLING BATTLES.
RAILWAY LEAGCE.
Northeastern. Mechanical.
1st. 2d. 3d. 1st. 2d. :id
! Fillina 130 130 103 Staab IfiO 157 15
Hedrlek. . 128 125 161 Ueall 110 156 15
Hitchcock 142 179 136 Rivers... 155 12! 15
McKenny. 211 124 129 VConnell 125 156 15
Skinner.. 137 168 1?2 Herbert.. 157 147 22
Totals.. 7& 733 "80 Totals.. 6S7 7:!0 84
REAL ESTATE LKAGFE.
Assessor*. | Marines.
Morris.... 174 180 176|!*pton 156 133 14
Wleser... 235 127 151 I MVouah'r in i?
Mrem.... 149 135 201 Ely *. 14.1 199 is
Swajrgprt. 165 160 ISO Ilnruool. 149 104 1H
Akers.... 178 22.1 176 Henkle. .. ir?4 100 uj
Totals.. 901 Ml 851 Totals.. 77a 811 8:)
81'XDAY SCHOOL LEAGUE.
Calvary. Brichf wood.
Smith.... 135 181 1 *12 Groff 179 127 IS
Stlckney. 181 110 129 Mrlntyrc. l.'to 130 11
nakfr 169 190 170 Slmw ISO us w
Kolx?rtH.. 107 159 170 Kimball.. 159 133 13
Noll 181 139 128 Smith 124 93 10
Totals.. 833 791 773 Totals.. 737 001 09
CHURCH LEAGUE.
Sixth. St. John's.
Fish 171 162 154 Vodckner 173 1J9 12
Waltr 151 200 170 ll.F.WId 147 140 16
Ball 100 140 123 Hanhman. 159 204 17
Brown... 40 148 198 Brueiricer. 165 138 15
Curapbell. 135 163 156 Bieber 137 13
Totals.. 686 819 803 Totals.. 644 738 78
DISTRICT Dl'CKITX LEAGUE.
Win. Halm A Co. E. J. Murphv.
Oaiar 81 *5 88 MoXaw... 87 84 9
Vojtelsb'r. 83 85 84 Rlchard'n 82 73 9
Iloth 79 75 84 Kellher... 79 82 10
Somlh'er. 94 83 76 Murphy . 9.8 92 9
Colllar... 84 93 86 Harbart.. 88 84 8
Totals.. 413 419 418 Totals.. 434 417 46
NAVY YARD LEAGUE.
S. M. Shop. Miscellaneous Shop.
Connor... 10ft 157 129
Arnold... 131 154 125 Forfeited.
Zlehl 128 136 113
Shipley... 124 170 127
AiiKUste.. 139 196 175'
Totals.. 682 813 009;
WHY ENGLISH COULDN'T
MEET THE YANKEES
NEW YORK. February 18.?Corret
pondenee made public by Gustavus 1
Kirby. clialrman of the advisory oonimil
tee of the Intereollegiat? Association c
Amateur Athletes of America. show
that a meeting of college athletes repr?
senting all of America against a simila
representation for Great Britain, dur^n
til? Olympic games In Eondon in Jul;
is impossible. It is intimated, howeva
that a meeting be'tween the athletes <
Harvard and Yale and those of Cambridg
^ ? ,1 a t . IIU/,1.. 4 V.L.
<(l i mi uaiuiu 1.1 imnj imi." auiuiiicrr.
Tlie correspondence includes lettei
from C. X. Jaclcron of Oxford and J. 1
Gray of Cambridge and Mr. Kirby's r<
ply.
Writing under date of February
Messrs. Jackson and Gray say that tl
English committee's negative decision wf
Influenced fcy many M asons, among othei
by the insufficient time now remaining <
the disposal of Oxford and Cambrldg
under whose direction. In conjunction jwlt
Lord Desborough. the selection of the B-i
lsh representatives was to be madd; t
the Impossibility of satisfactorily asce
taining. within such limits, what nthleh
might b2 best qualified in ths dlfferei
parts of the British empire to lje sel?ct<
as representatives for their special exci
'ence In special departments of track atl
letics; also by the danger of a congestic
of meetings and consequent failure ?
interest in some rasas in July. l'JOH.
month which already has its own spect
International gathering at the Olymp
games, besides the amateur athletic than
pionships. and may witness the previous
suggrsted recurrence of an old-establish'
meeting of Oxford and Cambridge again
Harvard ar.d Yale, a; Quoen's Club.
Acknowledging of the receipt of the Is
ter of declination. Mr. Ivirby rep'ljd:
"It is noted, with pleasure, that Jul
IfltW, may witness the previously sugges
?d recurrence of the old-established mes
Ing of Oxford and Cambridge again
lVY crew
rl Harvard and Yale at Queen's Club: it is
r- regreeted t?!iat to the athletes from Yale
n- arai Harvard there could not be added
ts others, who, being selected by til? I. C.
1- A. A. A. A., would necessarily conform
at to the same high standard of amateurism,
r- scholastic attainment and athletic abilin
ity.
te "The difficulties attending' the selection
e. of the teams and the arrangements of the
fd meet would, of course, be great; it is recr
gretted that to you they seem insupers.
able."
$ RACQUET EXPERTS
ON BOSTON COURT
fk
l' BOSTON. February IS.?New York
k representatives had decidedly ti.e best
IV
of the opening rounds in the seventeenth
annual amateur racquet cham,
pionship tournament which begin here
a- yesterday. The matches were decided
V ! in the new court of the Boston Racquet
* and Tennis Club.
r- Reginald Fiucke. the title holder,
qualified for the third round by in turn
li defeating G. A. Thome of Chieigo and
'J- : J. \V. Cut lei- of Boston.
The feature of the day's proceedings
_ ! was the meeting between Messrs.
0. I Fincke and Thorne, the champion win1.
ning by three sets to one. Tne Cliica5
; goan surprised the spectators by winning
his first game. 15?11, and this
. after the marker called "4 all. ?4" In
, favor of Fincke. in the ne.tt hands,
j. however, Tliorife ran eight aces, which
i.i brought the game 1:'?7 for the Cliicagoan,
and in two itiore hanus he ran
' out.
* Fincke. however, settled down to
work in the second game and equalized
1(l with 10?6. Tlie fourth and last game
was short and sweet, as Fincke with
I | twelve aces in his third hand won the
e- game and the match in his fourth hand
y I by 15?
K I Other winners were Payne Whitney.
1" 1 ts r -? - ? - - - ?? ?
I iv riewiii. ana w. ?*. Buruen <?t ,\ew
York.
The summary:
National Singles Itar-qiici < 'ljanipioii'aip. ? First
round- It. It. Klucke. New York, defeated <?. A.
V Thome, riil.ago. 11?15. 15??. 15?11. 15? 2.
) VV. I'. Burden, New York, debated .\. I'. Osborne.
Boston. 15?7, l-'t?15. 15?12. 15?15. K.
Hewitt. New York, defeated >1. Martleit. Boston.
15?7. 8?15, 15?5. 15?8. J. W. Cutler,
Boston: It. Grant. Jr.. la>:<tou. and H. 1?. Seott.
'r New York, won liy default.
>s Seeond round?Hticke defeated Cutler. 15?2,
15?11, 15?S. Payne Wnlimy. New York, de"
| feated N. W. Cabot, Boston. 15?3, 15?10.
j- j 11 ? 15. 15?4.
- officials arrange
for tennis teams
t- ;
h NEW YORK. Febrtiary IS.?lnterna|
tiona team arrangements have been begun
by the United States National Uwn
'J Tennis Association. This became known
yesterday together with the fact that
i- Beals C. Wright would not consider tak'?
ing his place among those who would
make, the quest of the Davis international
,f challenge cup this year,
il Dr. James Dwight. the president of the
11 association, together with those in author1?
i ity. has been sounding the leading plave
ers through letters, and the responses will
ri j be made known to the executive committee
at a meeting to be ho'.d in this
J* city the end of this week. The list of
e players who have received the letter ine
eludes Wiliiarti A. Darned. Beals C.
I- Wright. Karl H. Bohr. Raymond D. Dltif
tie, Robert Le Roy. Clarence -tlobart.
It Edwin P. Larned. Irving C. Wright and
d Frederick C. Colston. Frederick B. Alexe
ander and Edward B. Dewhurst.
is The communication, it is reported, eony
tains two propositions: "Win the player
i- become a member of the American team
r provided he is selected in the event of the
preliminary tie matches for the cup being
s decided in this country? Will the plnyer
>. stand ready to make the journey to Aus:
tralia in the event of challenge, which
h ! will necessitate something in the way of
three months of his time?"
o From what could be learned of the situation
yesterday the oniy possibilities appear
to be Robert Lc Roy. Kdw.n P.
., Darned and Irving C. Wright as to making
the journey to Australia.
,, six-day cycle
!; race at boston
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BOSTON. February 18.?Ten teams,
composed of the foremost followers of the
professional bicycling game in this country,
started last night on a six-day race
J on the saucer track of the Park Square
j Coliseum. The riding will occupy two
* hours and one-half each evening, with
the exception of Saturday, when racing
5 will continue from 'J p.m. to 10 p.m. The
make-up of the teams follows: James
' Moran of Chelsea and Iver Dawson of
2;Sslt Dake City. Utah; Major Taylor of
* i Worcester and Nat BUe'er of Cambrtdee:
''j Joe Fogler of New York and Iiugli McI^an
of Chelsea; the Bedel brothers,
** John and Menus, of Lynbrook, L. 1.;
Oeorge Wiley of Syracuse. N. Y., and
a) Charles Sherwood of N?-w York city;
1 Charles Holbrook of Boston and Joseph
0 Mulligan of Montreal. Canada; N. M.
0 Anderson of Denmark and Carle Vanonl;
0 Walter Bardgett of Buffalo, N. Y., and
3 Edward Root of New York city; lJat
' j Logan and Matt Downey of Boston, and
I Floyd Krebs of Newark, N. J.. and Worth
7' L. Mitten of Davenport, Iowa.
1 At the end of the two and a half hours
? the men had covered flfty-four miles and
21 nlno laps, and no team had been lapped.
The only shift In the make-up of the
4 teams was the substituting of Dennis Connelly
of Everett for Charles Holbrook
i of Boston. John Bedell finished at the
a j head of the squad.
^MORNINGSTAR WINS
.! AT THREE CUSHIONS
NEW YORK February IS.?A threecushion
tournament In which the ihree
professionals, Tom Gallagher, Orlando
Morningatar and Edward McLaughlin, are
taking part began last night at Daly's.
The first game was between Gallagher
and Mornlngstar and was won by Morningatar
by a seore of 50 to 40. The battle
* went 101 Innings, and the high runs were
' | five for Gallagher and four for Morningj
star. The latter was in front all the way
and at one time had a lead of fifteen
points, but Gallagher reduced this to
t- four t>efore the finish and had a good
>f chance to yin until Morningstav touched
-s off three caroms in a bunch and went out.
Morningstar made his first fifteen points
in fifteen innings.. HIj made several
ir masses, which although they were only
g. near counts were corkers and such as
y, only professionals would attempt. There
r wasn't much In the way of naturals, and
both inen earned most of their points.
,e Morningstar made a point in each of six
' consecutive innings at one st ige. while
.p Gallagher made a total of seven In four
I consecutive sessions.
BASE BALL NOTES.
i, .1 i.
,e Tliere's a cliance that Harry O'Hagan
will manage Denver.
II Otis Hess, the Nap pitcher, is bowling
In the big tournament at Cincinnati, and
t- is among the leaders.
iy
r- Jimmy Callahan, manager of the Logan
?? Scjuares. Chicago, Is said to he after
^ Cobb.
ri
iHome-run Tim Jordan has signed his
Brooklyn contract in spite of the report
3f that he had joined the holdouts.
a
ai George Andreas, Des Moines' seoondic
sacker last year, lias been bought by
'* "Ducky" Holmes for Sioux City,
ly
William J. Deleliei.ty. tlie youngest
st member of the famous family, has been
t. purcliased by the Wilkesbarre team of the
New York State i.eagne.
t- , Hal Cliase displayed versatility at
t- Monterey recently when he played three
si positions. Hal opened up at first base.
then pitched some and finished the game
catching. There is no position on a club
that Hal cannot play.
Charles Grail of the Oshkosh club of
tile Wisconsin League, has deprived
Dummy Taylor of the honor of being the
only deaf and dumb twirler in the base
ball game. Grail is a youngster and gives
promise of making a record even as great
as that of the great' Taylor.
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Wakefield is a bail actor, they cay. and
that's why Lajole let him go. At that
Cardinal ','lans" regret mat McCloskey
didn't grab the big fellow.
A clothing shop up in Chicago lias offered
a suit of its best to every one of
the world's champion Cubs who bats over
.300 this year. One exception is made in
the case of Jack Pfiester. who if lie
reaches that point, will be clothed by the
firm for the rest of his life.
Frank Laporte has so far refined to
sign a contract with the Boston Americans.
tJessler also is holding out and
says he is about ready to take up the
practice of medicine seriously, anyway.
The Hoiyoke club officials are of opinion
that the national commission, while engaged
in purging the blacklist, should
reinstate Walter Hartley and William
Rementer. It is believed that neither man
has been given a sq\iare deal by the National
Association and is wrongfully on
the ineligible list.
On his way west from Scranton Hughey
Jennings, manager of the champion
Tigers, stopped oft at Ithaca and paid a
visit to Cornell, where he watched the
Cornell varsity at work. Hughey did not
offer any suggestions as to how the work
ought to be done, but it was evident that
lie was pleased with the progress which
the college boys at Ithaca are making.
A1 Bridwell, the former Boston shortstop.
now* belonging to the New* York
Giants, is something of a boxer. amr,recentiy
in bis home in Portsmouth. Ohio,
attended a boxing exhibition. One of the
isein.itnalo n'oc mioKlp t A AAI11P M nil Rritl
|_>i tnv^ iuu.iu uao uiiu v? v w
well at once consented to go In rather
than have the show break up. He made
a splendid showing against his heavy opponent
for six rounds, but no decision was
given.
There will be a meeting of the national
commission in New Yo'rk oily February
24 and it will be the most important one
of the closed season for the fans, as the
190S schedules of the two major leagues
will be formally adopted. It is also probable
that the commission will take action
on the famous blacklist question that so
unduly excited President Pulliam of the
National League. The supreme court of
base ball has alreidy defined a stand on
the famous resolution Jim O'Rourke had
passed by the Minor League Association.
If Pulliam demands it it is likely that a
formal statement will be issued defining
the status of reinstated players and warning
minor league clubs .of the consequences
of a general boycott or discrimination
by, a league or club against them..
TROUBLE CROPPING UP
OVER OLYMPIC GAMES
NEW YpRK. February 18.?There seems
to be every prospect that there will be
trouble between Canada and the United
States over the Olympic games to be held
in London next summer. It is now said
that the Dominion government expects to
appropriate S-10.000 to scud an athletic
team to take part In the games, and it is
further said that Tom Longboat. Hie Indian
distance runner, will surely be a
member of the team. There Is no doubt
that the Americans would promptly file a
protest against Longboat, as he is under
suspension by the Amateur Athletic Union
on charges of .professionalism, and if he
were to compete no American athlete
would be allowed to take part in any
event in which he was entered, including
the Marathon, the greatest contest of the
meeting. It is said In an extreme case
the entire American team might be withdrawn
from the games, although this Is
hardly llkclv.
BISK 0; 'MAKE $126,000. |
Big "Straw'? Bid Wins in New York
Bond Sale.
BOSTON. February IS.?Charles A.
Baldwin and W. A. Baldwin, brothers,
of this city, have made Just $1*20.000, according
to all indications, by their bid
on over $4,000,000 wortli of the recent issue
of New York city l>ond.s at 104 when
they did not have a dollar to buy them.
With the bid they sent a ch -ck for $1fiS.
000. guaranteed by t?he Massachusetts j
Loan and Guarantee Company, when, as i
one of the .brothers said last night. "We i
didn't know how we could raise $10 jf
we had to." But before the check reached
here a New York bond house offered
them 107 for their allotment. With this
ofTer there was no trouble in arranging
with a bank to take care of their check.
Last Yiight W. A. Baldwin said they would
accept trp offer of the New York firm.
By this they make just SlL'G.OOn.
NEW YORK. February 18?The Bald- ,
win bid was presented. Stephen L.
Tingley and A. E. Reed signing them- j
selves as trustees.
The Massachusetts Loan and Guarantee i
Company was incorporated two years ago.
with a capital of and deals in
bonds and stocks.
Oharles A. Baldwin is the treasurer and 1
general manager of the Massachusetts
Loan and Guarantee Company, and ihe;
and his brother are. as far as known here, i
the only men Interested in the concern.
Charles A. Baldwin has a long and Interesting
record as a bucket shop and discretionary
pool operator in various cities. '
About fifteen years ago be was inter- ;
ested in a large wire and mail order I
bucket shop in State street. Boston, which
failed some time between 18J1.1 and 18!?7. {
Following tills mishap, Baldwin went to'
Texas, but in I80fi was in this city, where 1
he opened a bucket shop in Wall street 1
under the style of Charles A. Baldwin & ''
Co. This enterprise seems to have been
short-lived, and soon after its disappearance
Baldwin figui-ed in F. A. Rogers &
Co.. a discretionary pool house, which
operated a wire service to many Long
Island towns. This concern failed one 1
morning to open its doors.
The next heard of Baldwin was in Bos- [
ton. where h? figured in the firm of
I>ewis, Herr & Co.. in the same line of
business. This concern also vanished be- j
twees nig>ht and morning. Then came the
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AJax Realty Cofipany. which opened ?'
office at 42 Broadway. for operating ii
real estate on the discretionary pool p'an
Baldwin was arrested became of his con
nection with this scheme.
He also had a part in the roncri
which started in ltkU as Vermllye A: Co.
duplicatlsg the name of on" of the oldes
banking houses of this city, but whid
was speedily forced to change its tit 1
to \V. R. Vermilye A: Co.. W. R. Vermily
btdng the son of thi late CoL Vermily*
founder of the old house. The W. R. Vet
milye concern a few months later *wa
raided as ai^ a'l??{red bucket shop.
In January. UMJ. Baldwin was arrests
in a civil action and lodged in the Lud
low Street jail. . While he was out o
the jail limits lie was again arrested. ?lii
time in Marc4i of t'ue same year, the com
| plainant against him being James J. M?
I Fadden of Buffalo. In l^.rj Baldwin lia
| run a cottou brokerage concern in Buflab
i and McFadden had been on? of tlie loser
j by his operations.
Controller Metz said yesterday that t
protect the city against "shoestring" an
! "straw" bids for bonds he would try t
have the charter amended so that any on
bidding for -bonds would have to send
certified check, drawn either on a Not
' York bank or on one whitf.t o'egr
! through the New York clearing house.
FLYING MACHINE PRIZE.
Chance to Win About $2,500 ii
Munich This Year.
With the object of promoting aeria
i navigation in view. Dr. Gans of Garmiacl
near Munich, who is tlie chairman of ih
airship section of the Bavarian Autumn
bile Club, has offered a prize of 10.00
marks to be awarded to a living macuin
: between May 1 and October 1. ltt?8. Com
; petitory of any nationality arc cligibl
! for litis prize.
The prize will be awarded to tlie aero
nant who. starting from the ground. sue
j oeeds in flying or remaining suspended ii
the air above the spare assigned to bin
for the purpose for ten minutes, and ii
landing within that area after th<- lei
: minutes have elapsed.
Balloons or flying maehines fitted witi
| balloons are not eligible for competition
Intending competitors must inscribe thej
i names on the list in the office of ttv
sports committee of the exhibition "Mu
nich, 1908." They must, moreover. s?-n<
! In a description of their Hying machine
! accompanied by a photograph, or sketch
' and pay an entrance fee. For further tie
j tails apply to the office of the sport:
committee of the exhibition "Munch
15?08," Neuhauserstrasse, 10-11. Munich
j Germany.
FIGHTING THE ICE TRUST.
Investigation in New York Will B<
Taken Up This Week.
NEW YORK. February 19.?At tome;
' General Jackson sent word to the specia
grand jury through Deputy Attorney Gen
oral DeFord yesterday afternoon that th
ice trust investigation wi.l not he take
up before next Wednesday or Thursda>
The attorney general and his special as
sistant. James \V. Osborne, are still bust
ly engaged upon the evidence which |h
district attorney found insufficient to has
an indictment upon last fall.
Thus far a comparison of the evldenc
and the minutes of the grand jury ?i
September. W07. it is sa d. show thai man
: material points thai might have aide
the grand jurors were not called to tliei
attention.
Mr. Osborne lias gone into the matte
with his customary enthusiasm and dki
gence. and fireworks may be looked for i
the vicinity of the criminal courts huihiln
before the arrival of the ides of March.
m
CROTHERS* APPOINTMENTS.
Some of the Plums Distributed a
Anilapolis Yesterday.
AXXAPOMS. February IK.?Gov. Froth
crs sent to the state senate yesterday ;
list of appointments, among which are th
j following.
Prince George county?Justices of th
peace?Berwvn, John T. Rtirch and Kzr;
P. Vanwalkenberg: Beltsvir.e. A. It. Boir
f n* 1 ^ tirtlll.. ft if.'i.i itt. a..- ?
i?"i , I u? ?, \t ii. iiiiius; niv>*iu<i,r
Theodore F. Browning. jr.: Bladensburg
August II. Dahler; Fpper Marlboro. Alt ret
Rldge'.v; North Keys. Joseph U. Rawl
ings; Westwood. William I". Perrio; Pis
cataway. John W. F. Ilatton; Friendly
Millard Thorn; Marshal' Hall. C. H. Pol
hemus; Camp Spring. Edmund 'Poison
Silver Spring. Samuel K. Cox; Forestvlll?
John K. Tolson; Mitcliellv II?. Wallei
Ryan: Lee1 and. lsa'ah Pumphrey; Baden
Joseph H. Fowler; Aquaseo. Ilenrj
Contee; Clinton. John L. Waring; Laurri
Charles B. Tavenner. John W. Williams
Harry F. Frost and Steward L. AKcheson
Brandywlne. William H. Squires; Cam;
Spring. John X. Roberts; Capitol Heights
George W. Bixler; Seat Pleasant. Will tan
F. Kloek; Glendale. Benjamin II. t"ross
Bowie. Joseph * Nicholson; Glenda'c
Robert C. Billop; Fpper Marlboro. Thomas
J. Grant; Meadows. Columbus Pumphrey
Hyattsville. Join F. Hiekey and Alexander
Sakers; Brentwood. Oscar It
Stickell; Mount Ralner. Isaac I>. Arnold.
Notaries public? Laurel, Woodvdle j'
Ash by and Horace B. Fairall; Fppei
Marlboro. Irvine Owins. William S. Hil
and R. Ernest Smith; llyattsville. M
Hampton Hickey and G. Ilodges Garr
Bladensburg. J. Moss Edlavitch; Brandywine.
W. B. Early; Mount Rainer. William
S. Rogers; Riverdale. Charles Warren;
Ilerwyn. Herbert H. Smith; hanham
Guy S Mploy; Brentwood. Albert A.
Henning and Arthur R. Smith.
School commissioner? William B. 11.
uiamoru, ? union.
MANY EAGER TO HEAR TAFT.
No Hall in New,Haven Big Enough
to Accommodate Crowd.
NEW HAVEN. Conn.. February ls.Secretary
Taft was the ehi?f guest and
speaker at the Lincoln day banquet of
the Young Men's Republican Club last
night, and he received an enthusiastic re.
ception from the gathering, which made
up one of the largest public banquets
ever given in this city. As the guest of
the club, which lias nearly ^.ooo members.
Secretary Taft fulfilled oil" of the first
promises he made after returning from
the Philippines to make a public address,
and the club changed the dat" of its
customary Lincoln banquet t?? the oc?-aHE
PALACE^
srcrj>y s/s ~
I
" ' "\Vonder W hat Mcrtz
!! Will Say Today?"
Paily ? ? ji m
? Saturdays at a p m.
^ *t fw Sign
^ the BllCk
d \ ^ '~/ia ^
I $g^.i5
Of Fabrics Worth
Up to $20.
We've always got our
J eyes open for a bargain so
I that we can {jive you an extra
bargain.
< lust closed nut a lot of
' mill ends of light. medium
and heavy-weight P.lack and
Fancy Chev iots and Worsteds.
worth up to Sjo. at a
figure that enables us to ofn
- **
ii ler vou a suit to measure tor
*v>
r.wn suit built in the
Mertz-way and guaranteed
? to fit.
f 1
- J Trousers to Order. Sj.45. *
: HEBTZ and '
ME1TZ Co.,
906 F Street.
;
|DR.INK|
j- what thry drink
e Waldorf-Astoria HotH
;: fDAWSON'Sm
Ji gj SCOTCH |g
il IcomberJ
*! *\ IRISH Ml
Pt^WHISKIES^Cl
K| tCLt ACCMTJ
fcajThe Waldorf Importation CompanyHH
FaJ ^^Waldorf-Astoria Hotej^^ 3
IC?W VOIt*
<* -. |I *s
* :
J HOTELS. RESTAURANTS & CAFES
| Where to Dine.
i: THE ST. JAMEST 10 i>i1n to ata.
European Ronna. $1 to $3.
Blrk-rltn Restaurant at Reasonable Prices.
triTi3-tf.4
" I sion of Air. Taft's visit pore to attend
; I the Yale corporation meeting. No hall in
. | the city was ample enough to hold the
r ; persons who. weeks ago. applied for
.(tickets. The tables tonight wore s *t In*i
Mm. while several hundred persons sat in
. ! the galleries.
Secretary Taft eame here at n?io:t fro-ri
: Hartford, where he spent Sunday. ?a?
( entertained at lun<*h by Col. Isaac I '11
ntan of Oov. Woodruff's stiifT. att-Mided
l the Vale corporation meeting. received
; | visits frlm friends at his In t< 1 and he i
went to tlie Republican clubhouse, tviier'
< a reception was given Iiini and which
; many hundrids attend'-*!.
Tin- !>aii'|ii?-t itself was s? rvej in .Music
. Ilall. ('resident Se>mour M. Jtaid of tie*
elnb. jireside.l. and the the stale at largwas
very well represent* d by citizens of
- political, social and business prominence.
I ; Tin- oration on "Lincoln" was given bv
Rev. Dr. Flavel S Luther, president of
; Trinity College. Ilartfoid, and tin- lesson
fr?>m th<- life of the martyred pr-*sW?nt.
by Rev, Dr. f?eo:ge H. Ferris of Pbiladelphia.
wlinsc subject was "Our National
Is bt to Lincoln." The inv-M-atio -.
j was spoken by Rev. Anson Phelps St"k* s.
se*-retary of Yal - Cut visit y. <Jov. Rollin
. S. Woodruff spoke to th?* toa-=t "The political
Outlook."
j Frances E. Willard Lodge Meeting.
rrenees k. w 11inrii lAtdjte of tiood Templars
In-Ill a meeting In Medford Hall, ^'h
and 1 streets northeast. last Saturday
| night. rhief Templar P. 11. Weber. jr..
! pr?-sld?d and conducted the initiatory
| ceremonies.
The new regalia for the lodge was ret
eeived front tin- Rinnd chief templar.
Refreshments were served during recess.
and then the good of the order was
proceeded with under the chairmanship
; of the chief templar. Addresses were
made by Messrs. O ltay. Kicrnanc. Mar.
Mantis and Parish.
The vice templar. Miss Rose M. Mae|
lean, sang "Dreaming," assisted by I?. ft
Dee. with Miss Mamie Arcbaumhault at
the piano. Miss Maclean announced tlie
appointincnt of Miss Josephine Weber as
^ deputy marshal.
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