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WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 17, 1910. _ _____ ?1~- - - - - ,,. . ***"'* '" 1 ??? ! ii wmi^?? 1 1 "*???i??^^mmt^m^m^mmmmm^mmmmm^mm^mmrnrnt?? NATION NATIONALS TAf OF THREE FI Sensational Batting F Turns the Trick?R Very Much i "Won in the Ninth." not by Christy Matthewrson, for this is not a story, this is a fact. "Won in the Ninth" by the Nationals. This phrase, plagiarized bodily from the title of a recent contribution to cotemporary literature, epitomizes the ge-lorious finish to the game in the local ball yard yesterday afternoon, in which the Nationals went to bat in the last half of the ninth Inning, and then pulled all of their chestnuts and the game out of the fire by collecting three singles, one ' double and two bases on balls?and bringing home the pickles and cheese with a total of four runs, while Connie stack's Athletics had to be satisfied with three. Incidentally this victory gave the Nationals the long end of the opening series of the season, and by beating the Philadelphia White Elephants, runners-up in the American League pennant chase last year, the locals pushed their stock upward about seventy-six points in the fandom barometer. Cornelius McGilllcuddy's young men from Quakerville undoubtedly are one of the most dangerous bunches of pellet tossers and ciub swing ?rs uii me wnuitf fasitni cnu tnc vitcuit, and by getting two games out of three Sliamus McAleer's combination of veteians and youngsters earned full right and title to all of the praise which can be handed to them. More than anything else the victory* of yesterday demonstrated that the Nationals have lost all of that "well-we-can'thelp-it-if-we-do-lose". spirit, which was the bane of the team and the constant inspiration for cussin' by the fans in sea, sons past. For the outcome of the contest was not the sole result of flawless pitching, and therefore almost wholly the work of one man, but it was due entirely to a batting rally which pulled the spectators out of their seats bodily and set them to yelling like a choice as sortment of "bugs" from Dr. White's battiest ward in the Dizzle house just be- J yond the Eastern branch. Coombs, who [ had held the local willow swingers almost hitless for Inning after inning, was pounded to a pulp, rolled in the dust, and finally sent on a balloon excursion which found its termination only when he served four wide ones to Wade Killifer, and forced the run across the plate which decided the contest against his team. All in One Inning. In fact, the whole story of the game might well he written around that last half of the last inning?and this is the way it happened: As has been related, Philadelphia was two runs to the good, and the bleacherites were niishine toward the exits with an "I-told-you-so" expression mussing up an otherwise pleasant 'bunch of countenances. when Lellvelt, first man up, cracked a liner toward third which was too hot for Baker to handle, and it went for a hit. Perking up and grabbing at hope like a drowning man seizing a straw, the faithful gave a howl of approbation, which, a moment later, swelled into a chorus of praise as Etberfeld tickled the pellet just over Barry's head. Gessler already had a three-bagger to his credit, and the crcwd lost count of time, forgot the dust clouds and cold wind, and joined In a chorus of joy when he made the opportunest sort of an opportune single Into right field?Lelivelt scoring. Coomn* took a temporary brace?Just long enough to cause Unglaub to give a life-size imitation of the once mighty Casey?but there were men on first and second and only one out when Our Own Georgie McBride stepped to the pan. It Just happened that the young man had a two-bagger concealed in his system, which percolated to the surface when he biffed one of Mr. ^'oonibs' outshoots along the left field foul line?and Elberfeld scampered across the pan with the tying run. The swan song of bliss thereupon ascended from the assembled throng. Lieut. Col. Charley Street looked entireir too dangerous to the Mackmen, and he was passed on four pitched halls, filling the fleidevs falling back in Hie chance of getting a double play. But Mgr. iwhich stands for manager) McAieer proved equal to the emergency by sub- | stituting Sprinter Conrov to run for : Fhreet and by ending Killifer to liat for ! Walker. ran yon beat it? Three men ; on bases, on? out and on? run needed to ; Witu Killifer took on? rt> lle<! strike, drew two balls, made a henlt'iy sv tug at another ball, which prodv.cd p foul strike, wnitPd for a third wide one?and it was up to Coombs to send toe ball over the plate or else force in the winning run. The pan might have been three feet wide, and still Pitcher Coombs would not have gotten that last strike over. He heaved the ball ?0 wide of the mark that Umpire Evans did not even need to give the decision. The crowd knew It at a glance. Killlfer trotted to first. Convoy to second. McBride to third and Gesster home?and the victory was won. Was It a ball garnetwell, rather. Kept Hits Scattered. In summing up the victory due credit must be given to "Dixie" Walker, for he held down his Job on the mound in excellent style against the heaviest hitters among the Phlladelphlans. To be sure, a total of nine hits were made off his delivery, but in seven of the nine innings Walker kept the blnglea safely separated, and the comparative value of his accomplishment Is read In the final scanning of the record, which shows a total of four runs for the Nationals on eight hits, while the visitors secured three runs on nine hits. And one of the Athletics' tallies was the direct result of a combination error by McBride (a fumble followed by a wild throw to head off Collins at first base>, the runner taking second on the play, trotting to third on a wild pitch and scoring on a sacrifice fly?the worst sort of an unearned run. This was in the < tVi? run tlori fho spnro I IX LI1 IHUltiB "?v ??? ? the Nationals having acquired a solitary tally in the second inning on Gessler's triple, followed by a single by Unglaub. The second run for the visitors came in the seventh liming. Barry, first man up, singled through McBrlde, the ball taking an ugly bound just out of the shortstop's reach, and rolling Into left field. Thomas died on a suicide bunt. Walker to I'nglaub, and Barry raced to third after Tinglaub had caught a foul fly off Coombs bat against the bleacher fence. Wartsel biffed out a double Into left and Barry registered. With the horlaon already overcast, the Mectamen made tha prospect seem decidedly murky by getting still another run in the first half of the ninth. Again Harry was the offender, his healthy slam rolling all the way to the fence. Only one was out, and Thomas chased the runner cross the rubber by clouting a safety Into right. Coombs gave Gessler another purauit>. n?a. 1ft wJtrns tafuy j>*st S ALS' Bi [E TWO OUT iOM ATHLETICS Lally in Ninth Inning /TcBride and Gessler in the Game. 1 Schaefer, but with men on first and second Walker tightened and caused Hartsel to expire painlessly on a fly to L<elivelt, while Oldring bounced the ball into Elberfeld's hands, and Thomas was tagged out on the way to third. Here follows the official summary of "Won in the Ninth": I WASHINGTON". A.B. R. H. O. A. E. tfil.. i o < o o A i'Hillll. I I t ? X ? u u Hrbaefer. 2b 4 I) 1 1 R 0 Lelivrlt, If 4 1 1 5 0 0 Elborfeld. 3b 8 1 1 1 2 0 Grssler. rf 4 2 2 2 0 O Tngltinb, lb .".4 0 1 1') O o MrBride, ss 4 0 1 3 3 1 Street, c 2 O 0 3 1 0 Walker. p 3 0 0 O 1 1 Killlfer 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total* 32 4 8 27 12 2 Batted for Walker in the ninth inning. PHILADELPHIA. A.B. R. H. O. A. B. Hartsel. If ,5 O t 2 ? O Oldrlng. rf 4 o o O it o Coll ilia, 2b 4 1 1 2 2*0 Baker. 3b 4 O 1 2 1 O PaTia. lb 3 n l 8 o 0 Murphy, rf 4 O 1 2 0 0 Barry, us 3 2 2 2 4 o Thomas, r 3 O 1 ft 1 o Coombs, p 4 0 1 1 1 0 Total 34 3 0 *25 9 0 ttne out when winning run arored. Washington 0 1 000000 3-H Philadelphia 00000 1 1 0 1?3 Two-base hits Davis. Hartsel. McBride. Threebase bits?Murphy, Greater, Barry- Raeriflce hits ?Devi*. Thomas. Stolen base?Elberfeld. Left on baars?Washington, 7; Philadelphia, 7. Bases on balls?Off Walker, 1; off Coombs, 4. First base on error?Philadelphia. Hit by pitcher?By Walker. 1. Struck out -By Walker, 2; by Coomba, 6. Wild pitches?Coombs, 1; Walker, 1. Umpires ?Messrs. Bran* and figan. Time of game?2 hours and 10 minutes. COMMENT ON THE GAME. One of the snappiest plays of the game nipped an Athletic run In the bud at the beginning of the second inning. Murphy, first man up, gave Lelivelt the run of his life after a drive against the left field fence and pulled up on third before the ball could be returned. Barry whiffed at three wide ones, but Schaefer smothered a hot grass-cutter off Thomas' bat and Murphy was nailed at the plate. Half of the spectators thought the runner was safe because he went down with Street in a smother of dust over the plate. Umpire Evans was on top of the play, however, and he waved Murphy out. Hand a bouquet to Doc Gessler's whip. After Collins reached third on McBride's error and a wild pitch in the sixth inning Baker sent a skyscraper into right and the ball was carried by the wind so that Gessler barely managed to get under it. Under ordinary conditions it would have been a sacrifice fly, but the doctor made a mighty heave and Charley street, wno was standing directly over the plate, did not have to move an inch to receive the ball In his mitt. Collins was held on third. "Dixie" Walker had a bunch of ups and downs in the first inning. He retired Hartsel and Oldrlng, the first two batters in rather easy fashion, and then dug a hole for himself by allowing Collins and Baker to slam successive singles through the pitcher's box. He made the cavity still deeper by heaving the ball into center field in an effort to catch Collins napping at seoond, both runners moving up a base. Fortunately, Harry Davis saved up a two-bagger until his next time at bat in the fourth inning, where it did no harm, and the danger point was passed in that initial inning wnen Davis sent a bounder to McBridC. Gessler was the bright particular luminary with the willow yesterday. He was the only one of the locals to get two bits, and both of them figured largely in the result. His first was a clean thre*-bagger into left field, which developed into a run when Unglaub raised a Texas leaguer behind Collins, and his second hii o cintrln infn clor^* ? U "UfcU ? * * <., ? ?>ii0iv ??nv? > hi IIIC XIII I. LI If put a clincher on Coombs' ascension to oloudland. Lelivelt and Elberfeld made hits herore the doctor came to the pan in the ninth, anil the doctor sent Lelivelt home with his single. After Elberfeld had registered the tying run on McBride's double Gesaler roosted on third, whence he trotted across the pan with the winning run when Coombs passed Killifer. Hits were mighty scarce in the Nationals' camp after the second inning, and until the joyous ninth. In the six Innings which intervened only one scratchy bingle rewarded the efforts of the locals with the stick. That lone safety cama In the llfth inning, when Schaefer did the unexpected by laying down a hunt along the third base line. Two men were out when this happened, and no damage resulted, because Germany was caught by a mile in attempting to pilfer second. A "gift-run" seemed likely to come the Nationals' way In the third inning, when Blberfekl drew a base on balls, stole second and went to third on a wild pitch?but the threatened score did not materialise, because two men were out when Elberfeld started his journey and Umpire Evans called Gessler out on strikes. j I It is not often that Georgie McBride commits two heinous offenses at" one fell swoop, but something of that nature happened yesterday, and the accident was responsible for a run. It, or tAey, came in the sixth inning, when Georgie fumfoled a bounder off Collins's bat and then made the error worse by heaving the horsehide away out of Unglaub's reach. Collins took second on the wobble. Dixie Walker complicated the situation by unoorklng a wild nlteh. which sent the runner to third, * whence he scored on a sacrifice fly by Davis. Manager MoAleer and his entire crew of ball players leave this evening at 5 o'clock for Boston, where they will hook i up with Patsy Donovan"j "Speed Boys" in Ave games in four days. Tuesday Is Patriots' day and a morning and an afternoon game will 'be played. Tomorrow is the opening day for Boston and reports fron. the city of culture bespeak a great outpouring of the "fans." Walter John1 son will be about ready to face Boston j tomorrow, and if he repeats his perform! ance of Thursday there is trouble ahead | for Boston. Mrs. McAleer was a spectator at yesj terday's great battle and her friends naturally select her as a masoot. She enjoyed the victory almost as much as her husband. j The o'clock lnfielders" warmed up | before the regular practice and ahowed 'off. to great advantage. .Willi Crooks on I MUG I BACK IN j ABM J II i j| 3 ,iHI HH. I first, Killifer at second and Conroy at third, with Jack Hardy behind the bat, the ball was sent spinning around the sacks in great shape. Manager McAleer is certainly fortified with several classy substitutes. The Nationals' next game at home comes off next Friday, the Yankees from New York being their opponents. By that time The Star's new weather flag will be unfurled to guide the local "fans." One of the most noticeable and at the same time enjoyable features of yesterday's struggle was the interest displayed by all the players. Every one of them was out on the field somewhere, urging on the players or making suggestions, and Bob Groom did a marathon to the clubhouse to get Johnson to warm up. In seasons past the players seldom came out from under the covering of their bench. ?????? YANKEES' FIRST VICTORY. Speed Boys Curl Bp Before the Steady Pitching of Frill. NEW YORK, April 36.?The Highlanders won their first game of the season today. Boston went down to defeat by 4 to 2 before the steady pitching of Frill, a lefthander, who was with Newark last year. Wolter, a former Boston player, drove in the first run for New York, and broke a tie in the seventh by hitting for the circuit. The score: Boston. R.H.O.A.E. X. Y. ft.H.O.A.E. McC'a'l,2b 0 0 2 3 1 H'phlll.rf. 0 0 3 0 0 I.ord. 3b. 0 2 1 2 O Wolter.rf. 2 2 0 0 0 Speaker.ef 12 10 1 Chase.lb.. (I 1 14 0 1 Sfahl.lb. . O 2 12 0 0 Fnglp.lf. . 0 14 0] Wagn?'r.tw 0 2 2 2 1 t?'<lner.2b. o 1 O o 1 Mies, rf.. O u o o 0 Fostpr.se.. 0 10 2 0 Hooper. If n 0 1 o Austin.3b. 1 2 2 3 0 LPtvii, If.. 0 0 1 'I 0 Sw'wy.i-.. 1 O 4 2 <> t'arrlpan.c 0 O 4 2 O Frill.p.... 0 0 0 4 0 Ar'latiPS.p 0 0 0 2 O Hall. p... 1 1 1 2 0 Myers... 0 0 0 0 0 Totals.. 2 9 24 14 3 Totals.. 4 8 27 11 3 'Batted ror Han in the ninth inning. Boaton 1 o n o 1 0 0 0 0? 2 New York 00200 0 11 x-4 Two-has? hits?.Speaker, Wagner. Home run? 1 Wolter. Sacrifice hits?Gardner. Frill. Wagner. Stolen bases?Wolrer. Austin. Left on bases? [Boston, 8; ,\"ew York, 8. First baae on errors ? Boston. 2; New York, 3. Struek out?By Frill, 4; by Hall, 3. Bases on balls-Off Arellanos. 1; off Hall. 2. Hit by pitcher?By Hall (Aastln). Hits?Off A roll* ties. 6 in 3 1-3 Innings; off Hall, 2 In 4 2-3 Innings. Time of game?2 boors. Umpires?Messrs. Connolly and Dineen. TIGERS WIN AT LAST. Take Game From Cleveland in the Third Attempt. DETROIT, Mioh., April 16,?Browning, a recruit from the Pacific coast, held Cleveland runless outside of the sixth, when extra base hits by I,ajoie and Lord i counted one. Clarke's low throw to get Cobb stealing in the first got past Ball and Birmingham, costing two runs, and F&lkenberg's wildness paved the way to three more in the sixth. The day was cloudy and threatening, holding down the attendance. Crawford was ejected for protesting a decision at the plate. Score: Detroit. R.H.O.A.E. Cleve. R.H.O.A.E. M'Intyre.lf 0 110 1 Krueger, If 0 1 4 0 0 Busto. ss.. 2 1 2 5 0 Bradley.3b 0 0 0 3 0 Cobb. rf.. 2 1 2 0 O Turner, 2b 0 O 2 3 0 Crawf'4,rf 0 1 0 0 O Lajoie, lb. 1 2 11 0 1 D. Jonea,ot O 0 0 0 0 Lord. rf... 0 2 1 o 0 Del"b'j,2b 114 8 3 Clarke, e. O 0 3 1 1 Moi'ty. 8b. 0 1 2 4 0 Blrtn'm, cf O 0 1 l l T.JouM.lb 0 0 8 2 0 Ball, se... 0 0 0 1 0 Stanage. c. 0 0 7 2 0 Falke'rg.p 0 10 4 0 Brown'f.p 0 0 110 Klracb, p. o o o o 0 Storall... 0 0 0 0 0 Graney. 0 0 0 0 0 Totals... 5 6 27 17 4 Totals... 1 6 24 13 3 Batted tor Falkenberg in seventh. Batted for Klraeh In ninth. Cleveland 00000100 0?1 Detroit 20000300 x? 5 Two-base bits?Morlarlty, Lajoie. Lord. Tbreebaae hits?Crawford. Lord. HIta?Off Falkenberg, 4 In six Innings; off Ktrsch, 2 in two Innings. At bat?Against Falkenberg, 22: against Klrsch, 7. .Sacrifice bits?Crawford, Stanage Bail. Stolen bases?Cobb, Delehanty. Turner Ball. S to rail. Double play?Stanage and Delehanty. Left on baaes?Detroit, 4; Cleveland. ? Flrat base on balls?Off Browning. 3: off Falkenberg. 2. Flrat base on errors?Detroit. 1; Cleveland. 3. 8trnrk out? By Browning, 3: by Falkenberg. 2: by Klrerh, 2. Wild pitch-1^1 W enhorg. rmpirea?Mesars. Kheridan and Kerla. Time of gauie-1 hpur tad fii ffltautca, RALLY HIS BATTIN< jtfiS v M&te H|^g| P^^jHj^^HnHn^R i ^ C^HHBB^^K ^ ? HHHHH rm ~ ?: * % "DOCM GESSLER. " AMERICAN LEAGUE. How the Clubs Stand. W.L.Pot. W.L.Pct. Wash'gton 2 1 .060 Chicago... 1 I .500 Cleveland. 2 1 .?6? New York. 1 1 .500 Boston 1 1 .500 Phils 1 2 .333 St. Louis.. 1 1 .500 Detroit.... 1 2 .333 Yesterday's Besults. Washington. 4; Philadelphia. 3. New York. 4; Boston, 2. Detroit. 5; Cleveland. 1. St. Louis and Chicago (rain). Games Today. Cleveland at Detroit. St. Louis at Chicago. NATIONAL LEAGUE. How the Clubs Stand. W.L.Tet. W.L.Pet. Cincinnati. 2 1 .66H St. Louis.. 1 1 .500 Boston 2 1 Brooklyn.. 1 2 .333 , Phlla 2 1 .003 Chicago... 12.333 Pittsburg.. 1 1 .300 New York. 1 2 .333 Yesterday's Besults. New York, "3; Boston, 1. Philadelphia, 5; Brooklyn. 3. Chicago, 10; Cincinnati, 5. Pittsburg and St. Louts (rain). Games Today. Pittsburg at St. Louia. nhlAOfTA fit rv I ?? VtUVUMWIU^I CONTINUES TO WIN. Catholic University Too Strong for the Maryland College. The Catholic University team still continues on its winning: way. Tho University of Maryland was taken into camp on University Field yesterday afternoon and for the ninth straight time the wearers of the Red and Black left the fleM victors, 10 to 1. liow the runs were made: Green started by fanning the first three men to face him. For the C. U., Devrfes walked and stole second after Widmayer had gone out. Hessler singled to left and Devrles crossed the pan. McDonnell doubled, Hessler going to third, and both scored when Webb made a mess of Clancy's grounder. This ended the scoring for the C. U. until the seventh, when Widmayer led off with a single, Tobin was safe on Woodland's poor throw and all hands scored when Hessler poled one to left for four sacks. In the eighth the C. J. added three more to their already growing pile. Tobin singled. Hessler doubled. Tobin scored on McDonnell's single, Hessler taking third, scoring a moment later when Clancy filed out to left. MoGeady forced McDonnell and stole second and scored on Green's single. The University of Maryland made their only score in the sixth, when Green Issued his only pass to Cambo, who scored on Dailey's triple. Woodland had the better of Green In strike out, 11 to 9, but Green was steady with men on the sacks, keeping his hits widely scattered, while those off Woodland were of the timely variety. In matter of free transportation Green was stingy, while Woodland was quite } deFea j STRIDE I r - ?x liberal, issuing: six free passes to first. Two fast double plays by C. U. featured, the side being retired in the ninth oh the one from Clancy to Hessler to Widmayer. The score: U. M. R.H.O.A.E. C. U. R.H.O.A.E. Ray.rf.... O 8 1 0 0 Devi1??.lf. 10 10 0 D'dson.Sb. O 0 4 0 1 Wm'r.3b. 113 0 1 Pploquln.c 0 Oil 0 1 Tobtn,2b.. 2 12 2 1 Wphh.lb.. 0 0 4 0 1 Hesaler.lb 3 3 9 1 0 I'ambo.lf.. 1110 1 McD'nell.c 2 2 7 2 C D'laney.cf 0 110 1 Clancy,ss. 0 12 3 1 Dalley,**.. O 1 0 O O MtO'dy.cf 1 0 3 0 0 Butler,3b. O 1 1 2 1 Green.p... O 2 0 2 0 W'dlaud.p 0 0 12 1 Greer,rf.. 0 0 0 0 1 s Totals.. 1 7 24 4 7 Totals- 1010 27 10 4 UdIv. of Maryland... 000001000-1 Catholic University.. 80000043 x?10 Two-base hits?McDonnell. Clancy. Heaaler. Three-base hit ? Dalley. Home ran ? Heaaler. Sacrifice hit?Clancy (fly). Stolen bases?Derrles, Tobin. Hessler, McDonnell (21, Clancy (2), McGeady. Green. Ray. Chun bo. Dalley. Double plays?Woodland to Webb; Clancy to Hassler; Clancy to Hessler to W 1dmayer. Deft on basesCatholic University, 9: University of Maryland, 10. Bases on balls?Off Woodland, 6; off Green, 1. First base on errers-Catbollc University, 4; University of Maryland, 4. Hit by pitcher?By Green, 1; by Woodland, 1. Struck out?By Green, 9: bv Woodland, 11. Wild pitches?Woodland, 2. Umpire?Mr. Handtboe. Time of game?1 hour and 30 minutes. CREWS GET WETTING. Rough Water Forces Georgetown Eights to Float After Short Spin. The Blue and Gray oarsmen were given a severe experience in rough water rowing late yesterday afternoon, the three boats being launched in what waa probably the biggest squall of the year on the upper Potomac. Coach Dempeey waited a. long time for the wind to dip down, but when he saw that the chances for this were few he ordered the crews out, and shortly after 4 the three eights started up the river. Dempsey followed in the launch and endeavored to coach his charges, but soon gave up and sent them back to the float after they had rowed a little over a mile. All of the boats were pretty well filled with water, the varsity eight shipping so much that it was with difficulty that the men made a landing. However, much benefit is believed to have been gained from the short experience, as but four weeks are to elapse before the HllltnnnAra M A nngnnUn fi\ ma* Middies on a course which is almost always rough. Cdach Dempsey, though, was greatly disturbed by the conditions, as he was counting on giving the men a severe test yesterday In order to see Just where there is need of a change. Although the varsity has been able to defeat the second crew regularly during the past week, there is no denying that the boat is not going as fast as it should, and there are rumors that a shift will be made in the line-up in a short time. The preps have already undergone one1 shift, for which they seem much better. t>ailey has been put in the boat in place of Rodrlgues, while Jones has been sent to three. This will make the eight much heavier, although not quite so experienced, as Rodrlgues rowed last year, while this is Daiiey's first season at the sport. Grand Circuit Meeting. BUFFALO. N. Y., April 16.?H. M. Gerrans, a member of the executive committee of the Buffalo Driving Club, announc ed today that a grand circuit trotting meeting will be held on the Fort Brie. Ont., track during the week of August lk the original date assigned the Buffalo Driving Club. The purses will be announced at the earliest possible d Under the new Canadian racing lawi permits the meeting must be confined to three days. Jeffries' Wife Better. BEN LOMOND, Cel., April 16.?James J. Jeffries received word at his training camp today that his wife, who had been taken to an Oakland hospital for a surgical operation, had passed safely through the ordeal. Jeffries had been so much worried since the necessity of the operation was decided upon that his training work was seriously interfered ..with, I TS ATI PRINCE GAL CAPTURES THE ROCKAWAY STAKES Four Horses Finish Heads Apart in the Aqueduct Feature Race. Special Dispatch to The Star. NEW YORK, April 1?.?A marked falling off in attendance was noted at Aqueduct today, which was attributed to the difficulty in making real wagers which was experienced by many visitors to the track on Friday. Still about 5,000 persons turned out and in spite of a cold wind from the ocean they enjoyed some exciting sport. Richard Croker was among the notables in the clubhouse and although he did not express himself, he seemed to be surprised by the changed conditions under which the turf is laboring for an existence just now. George Odom and R. F. Carman each won two races, the former's Prince Gal capturing the Rockaway stakes and the latter's Semprolus proving best in the Canarsle for two-year-olds, while Odom's Follie Levy and Carman's Horlson were also successful The betting, as on the opening day, was strictly confidential and was confined exclusively to persons known in nno annth.r Th? sreneral Dllbllr was completely shut out from a cha'hce to back the various choices. Sheriff Quinn of Queens county declared that be was enforcing: the law as it is interpreted by the court of appeals and that he had no evidence upon which to ask for warrants. The clubhouse visitors included practically all of the best known followers of racing-, together with members of the Jockey Club and their friends. The crowd was orderly and at the same time intensely enthusiastic. Exciting Finish. Four horses finished heads apart in the Rockaway selling stakes at six furlongs. George Odom's Prince Gal, the favorite, under perservlng horsemanship by McGee came with a great rush at |the end and nosed H. G. Bedwell's Pajarotta out In the last jump. The latter's stable companion, Madman, made the early running and at the last furlong pole it looked as if the entry would finish first and second. But Madman weakened and dropped baca to fourth, a head out of the money. Pajarotta was game enough to beat Frank Weir's Rialto a head for the place. Question Mark, in the Carman colors, was not far away at the -wire. It. F. Carman's Semprolus, a superb colt by Sempronius-Myrtleus, was victorious In the Canarsie stakes for twoyear-olds, four furlongs. Frank Mullens, a highly tried colt, by Serpent-Dora Wooo, was the choice, with James Butler's Dartmouth, a son of StalwartDomino Noire, in much favor. After considerable disorder at the post, Starter Cassidy sent the field away In straggling fashion. Frank Mullens showed in tront quickly and set a swift paoe, but in the middle of the stretch Semprolus came with a rush and plenty of sameness to wear him down. In a > hard drtve Langan got the Carman colt i home a length to the good,. In <X47 4-5, excellent time in the face of the heavy | wind that blew up the stretch. Frank Mullens was an easy second, four lengths in front of August Belmont's Babbler, ' a son of Hastings-Bridle Path. Mr. Butler's Dartmouth, after a slow get1 away, ran a good race, and was just outside of the money. Double brackets went to Hamon Lass, a bay mare owned by John H. Mulcahy. She had a walkover for the Elkwood Kennels cup for ponies and galloways. Mulcahy sent her over the four furlongs at a good gait. Her other victory was ; in the fancy cup, the last race of the day, which was for ponies over three furlongs. Buster, a chestnut gelding, , owned by Martin J. Aylward, held her i for a while, but the mare came away in the stretch and won by four lengths. ' Kondevilla, a bay gelding, owned by : Randolph R. Santin, galloped in third, after being left at the post. The owner j lodged an objection on the ground of a 'false start, but it was rejected. 1 The Summaries. AQUEDUCT. April 16.-Plr?t race. fo*r furlongs; pores, 9400, added?Horiaoo, 104 (Langas), 10 to 1, 4 to L 2 to 1, won; Madcap, 104 (Dosan). 6 to 5. 1 to 2, 1 to 4, second; Susan, 104 (Burns), 8 to J. 3 to 1, 7 to 5, third. Time, 0.48 2-8. Miss Hett, Vallonia, Yncs, Ugo and Kentucky Hose finished as named. Second race, selling: one mile; 8400 added; three-year-olds and upward?Ardl. 104 (McGee). 8 to 5, 3 to S, out, won; Keep Moving, 105 iTaplini, 4 to 1, 6 to 8, 2 to 5. second; Otl'.o. 108 (Musgravei, 7 to 2, even, 1 to 3, third. Time, 1.41 1-5. Paradise Queen and Bang finished as named. , Third race, the Canarsie stake; four furlongs; i value, fl.fiOO; two-year-olds?Semproius, 107 (langani, 8 to 1, 3 to 1. 8 to 5. won; Frank Mullens, 107 (Gamer), 7 to 8, 1 to 2, 1 to 4, ' second; Babbler. 104 (Dugan), 8 to 1, 3 to 1, 1 8 to 6, third. Time, 0.47 4-8. Dartworth, Hake, Maid, Hawley, Dune Campbell and Annie Sellers finished ss named. Altantah left at post. Fourth rsce, the Rockaway selling stakes; six furlongs; tthrec-year-olds and upward; value, 31,000?Prince Gal, 114 (McGee). 13 to 10, 1 to 2, 1 to 4, won; Pajarotta, 112 (TknUs), 7 to 2, even, 2 to 5. second: Rial to. 110 (Powers), 7 to 1, 0 to 2, ? to 8. third. Time, 1.14. Madman, Question Mark, Charlie Hargrave, Royal Ony* and Fhloada finished as named. Fifth race, handicap; three-year-oMs; six furlongs; ?B00 added?Beeom. 112 (Butwell). 11 to 10, 1 to 2, won; Ben Loyal, OS (Gardner). 8 to 1, 4 to 6, 1 to 4. aecood; Right Easy, 110 (Xaplin). 4 to 1, even. 1 to 3 third. Time, 1.13. Galley Slave and Zienap finished as named. Sixth race. selling; five furlongs; three-yearolds; 3400 added?Follle Levy. 106 (McGee), 2 to 1, 7 to 10, 1 to 4; Myles, COonnell, 102 (Gafner), 4 to 1, even, 2 to 6. second; Flying Squirrel, 108 (Powers), 0 to S. 1 to 2, out, third. Time, 1.00. Elfin Beau, Responseful and Sir Ash too also ran. Entries for Monday. First race, two-year-olds; maiden four-yearolds and up-judge Monck, Hawley, Sheriff Bradley. Cherish, Plnvins, Sath, Fleece. 108; Dreaming Whin, 103; Dixon, The Follies, Sinn Felna, Second race, three-year-olde and up; selling; six and a half furlongs?Rd Ball. 107; Bob R.. : 99; Lord Strephen, 100; Campeon, 113; Black I Mate, 107. Third race, two-yea r-o?as; ipe wnt. m?r n?lonca?Sylran Doll, Wj Llmpett. 87; Agawam, 106; Peccari, 101; 'frank Mollene, 118; Billy Vandereer, 106: Mlsa Jonah, Scrimmage, 104; Lola. 88; Monerlef. 104; 'White Wool, 102; Golden Agnes. 104; Kentucky Rose. 94. Fourth race, three-year-olds and ap; six and a half furlongs?Right Easy. 118: Polls, 105; Wise Mason, 111; Question Mark, Gliding Belle, 104; Wander, 98; Bob R., 96. Fifth race, three-year-olda and up; selling; six farloage?Stafford. 107; Kingston Belle, 105; Danfleid, Brighton, Master Una mo re, Ashwell, 107; Oswego, 110: Blundara. 107; Trimg Belle, 106; 'George Field, 102; Miss G. Dlrota, 107. Sixth race, three-year-olds: conditions, fire furlongs?Bob R.. 108: Paul Deris. 106; Agnler, 96; Elfin Beau, Our Hannah. 101; Metaphor 111., Omen, 96; Duke of Ormonde, 101; Barleythorpe, 106. Apprentice allowance claimed. Pennty Outplays Swarthmore. PHILADELPHIA. April 16.?Hitting the ball when hits meant runs, tha University of Pennsylvania defeated Swarthmore College here this afternoon by the aoore of B to 2. Pennsylvania also played a faultless game in the held, while Swarthmore's work was poor. Score: R.H.E. Swarthmore OOtOrttOO 0?2 7 6 L". of P 0 0 2 O 0 0 1 2 x?5 7 O Batterise?Tsrbell and Wlekebam, Sbnlts and Cosanx, Umplte-^Mc, Grifflths, ULETICS VIRGINIA HUMBLES THE BLUEANO W Georgetown Outbatted and Outfielded by the Char* Inttocwillo Opauj iviivvfinv VSI l/TTa Special Dispatch to The Star. CHARiiOTTBBVIlJLB, Va.? April l&? Virginia downed Georgetown today. 4 to -, thus scoring her fourth successive victory In the past ten days. Despite the threatening weather the game drew an Interested crowd. Before the contest was half over rain began to fall. The players kept at it, however, until the eighth inning, when a downpour caused a cessation of hostilities for half an hour. Ths score, which stood 4 to 2 up to the Intermission, was unchanged by the play during the final innings. "Dolly" Gray, who was on the firing line for Georgetown, pitched a very clever game, bat his support was at times ragged. C. O'Connor was called in to twirl the final inning* He hit Hitch on the top of the head and passed Koan, but a fast, double kept Virginia from adding to her total. In her half of the ninth Georgetown threatened to tally. After Connelly and Gibson had gone out on easy flies, Cog&n sent a hot grounder through short, M. O'Connor dropped a fly back of short, Pickford raced in, gathered up the ball and got it to Douglas in time to retire Cogan, who had overrun the bag. Virginia sent in her star twirler Witmer. He had good control and had the Blue and Gray batters guessing throughout. He fanned nine and issued but ono pass. Georgetown lost a good opportunity to score in the second inning. Connelly, the first man up, hit to Douglas, who fumbled and then threw wild to first, the Georgetown left fielder going to second on the error. Here Witmer braced, however, and struck out both Gibson and Cogan. M. O'Connor was thrown out at first by Witmer. None of Virginia's runs was earned in the second. Blakeney tallied when Cogan fumbled Gray's throw to second to catch Hitch. Lile scored In the third after Capt. Murphy and Hunt had allowed his long fly to get away from them. Cogan s wild heave to Sitterding scored Fitchett in the fifth and in the seventh IJl'e, who was safe on O'Connor's fumble, tallied when Fitchett poked a single through the infield, -which was playing in close. Georgetown's two runs came in the sixth. Hunt walked, stole second, and went around to third on Murphy's single to left field. In nearing third Hunt struck his face against Douglas knee an<? was rendered senseless. He revived soon after reaching the bench. Sitterding's hot liner bounded from Winner's glove, but Fitchett pulled it down out of the air and retired the runner at first. The runner substituted for Hunt scored on the out, however, and Capt. Murphy scampered home a little later when Llle threw low to Douglas at third. Connelly was loudly applauded for his great running catch of Ptckford's long fly in the fourth. Had the ball gotten away two runs would have been scored. Gray recovered Roan's hot liner in the sixth in time to catch the runner at first. Fitchett played a star game for Virginia at short. Good catches were also made by Hume, Douglas and Roan. The score: Virginia. S.B.O.i.E. Goo't'n. R.H.O.A.S. Ptckford.cf 4 0 O 1 0 Hont.rf... 3 1 2 0 1 r,ile,lb.... 3 0 11 1 0 Marpby.cf. 4 110 0 Fitchett.as 4 2 13 1 Stt'rd'g.3b 4 0 111 Dooglas,3b 4 12 2 1 Conn'ly.lf. 4 0 3 0 1 Hnme.lf... 3 O 1 0 0 Gibm>n.2b. 4 O 1 4 0 Blake'y.rf. 4 110 0 Cogan.aa.. 4 13 11 H!tch,2b.. 3 114 0 M. 0'C..lb 3 O ? O 1 Roan, < .... 3 1 10 0 0 Feenan.c.. 3 2 7 0 <? Wltmer.p. 4 0 0 3 1 Grsy.p.... 3 0 0 3 0 C. O'C'r.p. 0 0 0 0 0 Totals. 32 6 27 14 3 Totals. 32 6 24 9 5 Georgetown 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0?2 Virginia 01101010 x?4 ? 'i- ' ?* fi'-l?? Oliknw Hani Mnr. tlUUK?liiir V*?Ji nicutiv, f ? phy. Two-bnse hit?Hunt. lyft on Imm-Virginia. 6: Georgetown. 4. First base on ball*? Off Wltmer, 1; off Gray, 1; off O'Connor, 1. Struck out?By Wltmer, 0; by Gray, 5: by O'Connor, 1. Sacrifice hit?M. O'Connor Stolen bases?Ule, Douglas. Blmkeney, Hitch. Double Play?Cogan to Gibson to M. 0'Ommor. Hit by pitched ball?By Gray, 1; by O'Connor, 1. Passed ball?Fee nan. Umpire?Mr. Crawford (Virginia). Time of game?2 boors and 40 minutes. Brown Beats Penn State. PROVIDENCE, R. I., April IS.? Brown's 7-to-C victory over Pennsylvania State College on Brown Field here today was marred by an accident to Pennsylvania State's catcher, Hirschman, who suffered a compound fracture of his right thumb early in the game. He was replaced by Carson. Pennsylvania State rallied strongly in the ninth. The score: R.H.IC. Penn*j*lvanii.... 0 0 000002 3?5 7 It Brown 0 0 1 0 I 3 0 2 x?7 6 3 Batteriea?Staff and Snail; Lynch. Hlrarbman snd Carton. rmplrea?Mr. Lantffan and Mr. Bannon. Time of game?2 bonra. HI "Dixie" Walker Injured Again. j| "Dixie" Walker may be I II unable to pitch for the U | Nationals again for at least | H a week, owing to an accident | | last night, when he fell from || | an automobile and injured | HI his left ankle. I The big twirler had been ||| | out automobiling with sev- 11 HI eral friends. The party re- H I turned from their trip when I | rain began falling. The ma- | HI chine drew up in front of a || HI hotel, and "Dixie" jumped I III out with the rest to seek [|| I shelter. As he struck the H wet asphalt his left ankle, HI which he injured in Norfolk H during the training trip and II was forced to come to II Washington, again twisted II and he fell to the pavement. Ill "Dixie" also received a cut ||| on his left arm as a result of || the fall. He arose without | assistance, and for a time II felt no ill effects from the fall, but later in the night fl HI his ankle had swollen con- D I siderably and caused him II H much pain. |J | When seen by a Star re- ||| || porter Walker said he 111 |j thought he would be able to w | take the trip to Boston with H || the team tomorrow after- ffl | noon, but did not know if ||| | he would be able to pitch. 111 * ' ' J. ? I