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The nine innings were replete with sensa tional fielding- on the part of the visitors, which did much to make the effective pitching of Walter Johnson productive of a victory. It is hard to pick out the individuals deserving of the most praise for the splendid exhibition. Foster at third, Moeller in left and McBride at short were marvelous performers, but.the others, too, shone, and in these Ainsmith's name must not be forgotten, for he not only handled Johnson's delivery like a veteran, but he threw out four Yankees who attempted to take liberties with him on the bases. In addition to this he had the distinction of making the hit on which the only run of the game was scored. There is something about the Nationals' playing this spring which promises much. There is snap and judgment in the team's fielding, and it would unquestionably be a contender for the pennant did it not lack batting strength. But any time it Is blessed with such pitching as Walter Johnson did yesterday, it is almost cer tain to beat any team it may be stacked against. Even in the games which were lost In Philadelphia the work of the team, so far as fielding and displaying intelligence were concerned, was impressive, and yes terday, when it hit better and was forced to the limit all the way, no one not fa miliar with Its past reputation would ever have picked it as a near-tailender. Home crowds are not given to show their appreciation of clever playing when it is performed by a visiting team, yet they there were innumerable instances when It arose in the seats yesterday and* cheered and applauded the visiting players for their brilliant work. Johnson, of course. Is always a great favorite here and when his name was announced there was a ripple of applause. They never rorgot his wonderful performances here in 1S08 when he shut out the Yankees three days in succession. in those days the teajn as a whole did not make much of an impression, but when ves terday s battle was over it's a safe guess that a whole lot of the spectators left the grounds convinced that the Nationals are a wonderful aggregation, though, of course, there may be a time when they will have occasion to change their opin ions. *^di? .Fos4ir,8 Paying during the two f*Te? Philadelphia attracted much , ion u?S? the Press and public, which It undoubtedly deserved, but his work there was nothing to be compared with the game he put up here yesterday. The writer has been witnessing ball games for EnS" y yeVa and to recall a single instance when any one has performed in ? tJ.lKM,,t.1?n M Foster did yesterday. Me did not have a single chance which if ? *sed would not have been an ex cusable error, but he did not miss any of tnem, and made plays which brought the fe?t ^lth cheers. He grabbed up hard-hit grounders, covered ground on ^nd came ,n for a bunt up whlle running at full speed and without even looking at first base shot it there In time?to head off a ?,.? r"nner* two occasions he caught foul files, which seemed impossible for ? to reach, and incidentally he drove out two hits, which, while they did not affect the result, gave the Nationals a to score, of which they did not Or .?ot take ^aut^se. Up to the time that the season opened Poster's work at third was not of a character that caused much promise, though It was excused at tne time by the statement that the little fellow was not an early comer. This ?.???? u abso,utely proved, for since the season has started he has played three games of ball in the position which -have Deen notn.ng short of marvelous. Rave his batting order a decided Yf bf,^ore yesterday's game, but whether It will materially Improve mat ter* was not proved by yesterday's vic tory though it seems to be in a better *.noW. ,than lt has ever been, h^i ,.aken Mi,an'9 Place at the the 1,8t* whl,e Fo?ter has been shoved up to where Schaefer used to bat. Then Milan and Schaefer follow, and the rest of the batting order is about as It was. Moeller and Foster are good men to lead off. and when they get to going good ought to make a valuable pair to start with. While there was a marked Improve ment Jn the hitting of the team yesterday. It is not yet what it will have to be in order to gain a better position in the race. It is not to be expected that every pitcher will perform as did Walter John son, who hefd the Yankees runless for nine innings, and yet this is exactly what he had to do in order to win There is no chance to improve the team's fielding. The entire aggregation is show ing up remarkably well in this respect. But the hitting is still light. Of course, yesterday is hardly a Just criterion, for the reason that the team was pitted against a pitcher who has for years been one of the most troublesome it has had to face, but even against him the batting was better than it has been. Clyde Milan finally broke into the base hit column with two safe drives the first two trips to the plate. There -was noth ing fluky about them, either, for they were clean line drives to the outfield. Milan received a shipment of new bats from Tyouisvllle yesterday morning. and ho predicts a great jump in his batting; average from this out. If it was the aim of Xew York play ers to make it appear that Griffith erred when he traded Charley Street they made a bad mess of it yesterday. Five of them tried for second and one of them, Chase got there in the first. The four others Ainsmith threw out in sensational style. On the other hand, Gabby did not look pood. He dropped the ball quite often, and Moeller stole .third on him, while .Milan easily stole second, the only two at tempts that were made to pilfer. Gabby looks a bit overweight, and Is said to be nowhere near his usual form, hot having had a chance to get himself in trim this spring. It is no wonder that the Nationals' young catchers are making a good show ing this spring. Both are strong throw ers. but the fact should not be over looked that in McBride they have one of the best inflelders in the game today to throw to. McBride saved Ainsmith on two different occasions yesterday, reach ing out and getting wide throws and put ting them on the runners. His play in the ninth undoubtedly saved the day. Wolter liad been walked and after Dan iels had struck out ?he attempted to steal. Ainsmith's throw was wide of the mark and McBride threw himself on his knees, reached out a yard or more for the ball, caught it with one hand and with the same motion touched the runner. t It looked for all ^the world as If the Yankees would score in the very first in ning, which Wolter opened with a two bagger. A passed ball put hfcm on third. Foster made a brilliant stop of Daniels' grounder, throwing hi* man out at first. Chase followed this with a slow drive to Foster, who, while on the run, picked up the ball and tossed it to Ainsmith in time to retire Wolter at the plate. Moel ler suffered a similar fate in the eighth, when Dolan threw him QUt at the plate on Milan's grounder. Johnson can be depended upon to show i steady improvement in his work from this out. He gave a much better per formance yesterday than he did in Phila delphia last Thursday. He seems freer in his delivery and had better speed and curves, and yet he was not at his best. But the fact of the matter is that John son has changed his style of pitching considerably. . He is no longer relying on his speed alone to win his games. He is mixing up his deliveries in such a way as to make him more effective, if not as sensational. Walter's slow ball is proving a great asset to him. It not only helps to rest his arm, but as it comes up at unexpect ed times it absolutely baffles the batter and is never hit hard if at all. Johnson is slated to pitch the opening game Thursday in Washington. He will have had but two days to rest, but expects to be fit and strong to go the route. This is the first Bprlng since Johnson hag been with the team that he has shown any thing like his real form and he is apt to i?faln his present skill for some time to come. There is no question about Moeller's ability as a left fielder. He is doing splendid work there and a catch he made in the sixth inning yesterday off Chase's bat came near being the fielding feature of the day. The ball was hit far over his head and he was forced to turn and run with it, turning just in time to make the catch. Moeller is hitting the ball better, too, but he is still unfortunate in not getting it safe. Mest encouraging, however, is his speed on the bases. When he stole third yesterday he not only got a splendid lead, but he traveled fast and slid perfectly. Johnson had men on the bases in every inning but two, but under such condi tions, he was at his best and got out of every hole. Only one of the locals reached third base and that was Wolter in the first, and he died at the plate on an effort to score on a tap to Foster. The Highlanders appear to be in poor playing condition. The team is hitting fairly well, but it shows plainly that it has not had a, proper course of training. What is more, all there appears to be to the infield is Chase. The rest of it is far from classy, and Roy Hartzell, at short, is not apt to stay in that position long. He has been tried on the infield by both St. Louis and Xew York and found wanting, and he is not apt to make good on this occasion. But Wolverton has a good pitching staff and when his team gets to working properly it may do a whole lot better, put in the mean time trouble is brewing for the new manager. They don't like a losing'team here and four straight have started the fans to wondering if a mistake was made when Wolverton was secured. Unless this losing streak is broken up soon, Wolver ton will ha\*e a hard time making him self popular here, not only with the spec tators, but the owners of the club, whp, are making long faces because of th? decidedly poor attendance. The difference in Griffith's team since the season opened is so great that it is j hard to convince some folks that it is the real team. Several of the scribes | who were in Washington with the Giants a few weeks ago and saw the National League champions trounce the Nationals^ were astounded yesterday at the differ ence in the team's showing. Foster's work occasioned the most comment, for as he is going now he does not look like the player who faced' the Giants in the exhibition game?. But what hoId3 good in Foster's case is also true of every member of the team. To see it in action now might lead one to believe that it had a chance to do things that all Wash STARRED IN YESTERDAY'S GAME lngrton has been hoping for. It is now only a question of how much the hatting can be improved. If this can be accom plished the team is bound to be a winner, for in every other respect it seems to fill the bill to perfection. Walter Johnson left for Washington last night. He will rest up there and get ready for the opening game Thurs day with the Athletics. Though Milan got a hit with two down in the opener, there was nothing doing for the Nationals. New York started much more promisingly, but Johnson checked it in time. Wolter started matters with a double to left and a passed ball put him on third. Chase's tap, however, which may have been in tended for the squeeze play, was perfectly handled by Foster, who threw home in time to prevent a run. Zinn's line dTive to left was captured by Moeller, and the side was out. Washington had a similar experience In the second, which Flynn started with a long double to left. Knight sacrificed him to third, but neither McBride nor Ainsmith could bring him home. Johnson was not in trouble again until the seventh and then a fast double play helped him out. Zinn started the round with a hit, and after Hartzell died out Dolan hit a sharp grounder to McBride, who turned it into a double 'play by the Knlght-Flynn route. It was in the eighth that the Nationals threatened and seemed sure to score. Moeller hit safely, to be gin with, but Foster struck out. He took second on a passed ball, and stole third, but On Milan's grounder to Dolan was thrown out at the plate and Schaefer then filed out. There were two men out in the ninth when the run which won the game was scored. McBride started it by drawing a pass. Ainsmith had two strikes on him when he and IMoBride started the hit and run play, Ainsmith hitting a sharp single to right. iMcBrlde never stopped a sec ond, but went for third, and when Wolter fumbled the ball he kept right on for the plate. Wolter made a great throw to Street, but the ball and the runner got there at the same time, and Street dropped the ball, though it was question if he would have had his man bad he handled it. But the Yankees were not through yet, and a base on balls and a base hit were made by them in the ninth, though they availed nothing. Wolter drew a pass, thanks to Umpire Hart's near-sighted ness. Johnson then struck out Daniels. Wolter attempted to steal, but a quick thr<ow and a great one-handed stop by McBride caught him by feet. Then Cha?e singled, but Johnson again settled EDDIE AINSMITH. down and fanned Zlnn amid the groans of the crowd, which expected to see a ninth inning rally. The score: WASH. AB. R. H. BB.SO. SB. PO. A. B. Moeller. If 8O1011200 Foster. 3b. 402010180 Milan, cf 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 Schaefer. rf 4 0 O 0 1 0 O O 0 Flynn. lb 40X000600 Knight, 2b 3 0 0 0 1 0 6 2 0 McBrlde, >8 8 1 0 1 1 O 3 1 0 Alnsmitb, C....4 O 2 0 0 0 8 4 0 Johnson, p 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 Totals 35 1 8 1 6 227 13 0 NEW YORK. AB. R. H. BB.SO. SB. PO. A. E. Wolter, rf 201200210 Daniels. cf.... 3 O 0 O 1 0 0 O 1 Chase, lb 401 o 01 14 00 Zlnn, If 4 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 Hartzell, M....2 0 0 1 1 0 1 4 0 Do la n. 3b 3 0 0 O O 0 1 3 0 tardner, 2b....3 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 0 trect. c 2 O 0 1 O 0 R 3 1 Quinn, p 300020020 Totals 26 0 4 4 6 1 27 17 2 Washington... 00000000 1?1 'New York 00000000 0?0 First base on error?Washington. 1. Two-base hits?Wolter, Flynn. Sacrifice hit?Knight. Dou ble play?McBride to Knight to Flrnn. Bit by pitcher?By Johnson, 1 (Daniels*. Passed balls? Alnsmitb. 1: Street. 2. Umpires?Messrs. Hart and Connolly. Time of game?2 boors and 4 minutes. Notes From New York Papers. Too much Johnson. But there's hope yet. Walter Johnson can't come back today. No, Harry Wolverton Is not supersti tious. but If that Jinx continues to camp on the Yankee trail there'll be nothing left for him but to consult the oracles. One woman asked her friend why "Roy" Hartzell was not wearing a red* shirt like the rest of the Yankee "Infleld. "Why, 1 don't know; it's probably In the wash." Johnson tried out a new curve, the "in cubator ball," which hatched out an un usual number of fouls. Eight flew bit Gardner's bat in the second. "Rube" Foster again proved that old axiom that It isn't size, but quality, that counts. "Cree ain't playin' today," announced the stout man with the megaphone, which prompted one "fan" to shout: "Say, what grammar school did you go to?" If "Bill" Ainsmith's exhibition yester day is a true sample of his catching abil ity, the Washlngtons will not greatly feel the loss of "Gabby" fltreet. And to think that it was John Quinn, nine times cast off and nine times re turned, who ran Johnson a neck-and-neck race until the ninth. "The Yanks are going to hang up a record for dodging opportunities before the season is over," was one faint prophecy. They were calling him "Heartless Hart" when the umpire refused .to give Quinn the benefit of the doubt on curves that cut the corner. Having himself transferred to Washing r V "Wonder What Menu Will Say Today t' , At the Sign of the Store Closes Dally at 6 P.M.; Saturday at 0 P.M. Widespread Attention Attracted By the UT Big Specials In Quality Tailoring. HE man.who wants a smart custom tailored suit at a low* p?ce will find The Big Tailoring Shop an in teresting place these days. The biggest values of the year are being offered. There is a wide range of u :: a 3 ?S 8 :: choice fabrics from which to make selection. In all the newest and choicest weaves. Our Tailoring Experts Will Design and Tailor Every Garment $10 VALUES, H I" $1850 $12.50 $15.50 VALUES, $20.00 VALUES. 4 $25.00 GREATEST SELECTION OF WOOLENS IN THIS CITY ERTZ & HIT: F Street it 09 jll kyo ton seems to have boosted "Jack" Knight Into popularity with the New York "fans" for the first time in his -big league career. Foster's stop of Welter's hit In the sixth will keep those who saw it talking for the rest of the season. STANDING, SCHEDULES AND RESULTS IN BIG BASE BALL LEAGUES AMERICAN LEAGUE. Teams. W. L. Pet. Win. Lose. Philadelphia 3 0 1-000 1-000 .750 Boston.... 3 1 -7 oO -S00 -600 Cleveland ?? 3 2 >600 .667 >500 Chicago- ? ? ? 3 2 *600 .667 >500 -Detroit.... 2 3 -400 .500 -333 St- Louis- ? ? 2 3 -400 .500 -333 Waskiigton. 1 2 -333 -500 -250 New York.. 0 4 .000 .200 -000 NATIONAL. LEAGUE. Teams. W. L. Pet. Win. Lose. Cincinnati. 4 0 1-000 1-000 -800 St Louis... 3 1 -750 -800 -600 Boston.... 3 1 *750 -800 *600 Brooklyn.. 2 2 *500 .600 -400 Philadelphia 2 2 -500 -600 -400 New York.. 1 3 -250 -400 -200 Chicago--.. 1 3 -250 -400 -203 Pittsburgh. 0 4 -000 -200 -000 YESTERDAY'S RESULTS. AMERICAN LEAGUE. Chicago 12 Detroit 7 Washington 1 Sew York ......... O Philadelphia 4 Boston l Cleveland * St. Louis 5 NATIONAL league. Boston '3 New York 0 Philadelphia 10 Brooklyn 0 Cincinnati " Pittsburgh 2 Chicago ft St. I?uis 2 SCHEDULES. AMERICAN LEAGUE. TODAY. TOMORROW. Wash'n at New York. Wash'n at New York. Boston at Philadelphia. Boston at Philadelphia. Detroit at Chicago. Detroit at Chicago. St. Louis at Cleveland. St. Louis at Cleveland. NATIONAL LEAGUE. TODAY. TOMORROW. New York at Boston. New York at Boston. Pittsburgh at Ctnctn'tl. Pittsburgh at Clncin'ti. Phlladel a at Brooklyn. Phlladel'a at Brooklyn. Chicago at St. Louis. Chicago at St. Louis. MINOR LEAGUE GAMES. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. At Jndianapolia?Indianapolis. 2: Minneapolis, 6. At Toledo?Toledo. 7; Kansas City. 8. At Loularille?Louisville, 6: St. Paul, 7. At Columbus?Columbus, 2; Milwaukee, 3. SOUTHERN LEAGUE. At Mobile?Mobile. 6: Birmingham, 0. At Chattanoog* ? Memphis - Chattanooga game postponed: rain. At Montgomery?Montgomery-New Orleans gsme postponed; rain: two games tomorrow. At Nashville?Nashville-Atlanta game postponed until Wednesday; wet grounds. Other American League Games. PHILADELPHIA, April 10.?The home team won yesterday's game from Boston by 4 to 1, by landing on ClcOtte's deliv ery for four singles and a two-bagger In the first Inning. Plank was effective except in the seventh inning, when the visitors escaped a shut-out by Lewis scoring on his single, Wagner's double and Nunamaker's sacrifice fly. Score: R H K Philadelphia 40000000 x?4 11 O Boston 00000010 O?l 6 1 CHICAGO, April 16.?In a batting bee yesterday Chicago defeated Detroit in the first game of the series. 12 to 7. The game was a see-saw affair, in which five pitchers participated. Bodie of Chi cago hit the ball into the left field beachers for the first home run of the season on the local grounds. Score: R.H.B. Chicago 1 0 3 0 1 0 5 2 x-1217 1 Detroit 01003 2 010-711 4 CLEVELAND, April 16.?St. Louis se cured an early lead in the game yester day, but Cleveland overcame It in the third, knocking Pelty out of the box and winning. 8 to 3. Cleveland's careless work on the bases cost several runs. Mitchell, who replaced Steen, was very effective. Score: R H E Cleveland 0 0 C 0 1 0 0 1 x?8 13 2 St. Louis 11210000 0-5 9 2 I .National League Games. CINCINNATI, .April 16.?A base on balls, the only one that Adams allowed during the game, coupled with a bunt and a field throw-in, in the eleventh Inning, al lowed Cincinnati to win from Pittsburgh yesterday, 3 to 2. Fromme went well until the ninth, when four hits netted the visitors two runs and tied the score. Hoblltzell and Wilson hit well. Score: R H E. Pittsburgh.. 0000000020 0?2 11 1 Cincinnati. ..0110000000 1?3 11 0 BOSTON, April 16.?New York, with Mathewson pitching his first game of the season, fell before Boston yesterday, 3 to 0. Boston scored its first run in the sixth, when Sweeney, who had been passed, went to second on Campbell's infield hit, and to third on Myers' wild throw, scor ing on Miller's single. Kling's home run added another tally in the seventh, and in the eighth Campbell, who had doubled, scored on Miller's single, after reaching third on a passed ball. Score: R H EL Boston 0 0 0001 1 1 x?3 9 1 New York 00000000 O-O 7 1 BROOKLYN, April 16.-Philadelphia piled up eight runs off Barger and Kent in the first inning of yesterday's game, a lead the Brooklyns could not overcome, although they tried hard. An error by Downs, which broke up a double play, played a big part in the opening slaugh ter. Kent pitched well after the first, and the visitors got only two more runs. Alexander relieved Moore in the fifth and held the locals until the ninth, when they rallied strongly. Moran's batting and fielding was the outstanding feature. The score: R.H.E. Philadelphia.... S 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0-10 13 2 Brooklyn 10300000 2? 6 7 3 ST. IX>UTS, April 16.?Hofman's walk, an attempted sacrifice by Tinker. Archer's sacrifice, singles by Cheney, Evers, Sheck ard, Schulte and Zimmerman, and a base on balls to Lennox permitted Chicago to score six runs in the sixth inning yes terday, giving them the game by 9 to 2. Score: R.H.E. St. Louis 10000100 0?2 5 4 Chicago 00101600 1-0 13 3 SOCIETY TEAK DEFEATED. Ingram Girls Play Sensational Bas ket Ball and Win 28 to 13. The Ingram Girls' Basket Ball Team added another victory to their long list yesterday afternoon by administering a crushing defeat to a team made up of society young ladies, coaches of the dif ferent high and fashionable girls' schools of the city by the score of 2S to 13. The Ingram girls showed the best form that they have shown at any time this season, and the visitors looked on in amazement at their wonderful blocking, passing and teamwork. The society team had been practicing for over a month in preparation for this game, and admitted after the contest that Ingram could safe ly lay claim to the championship of the world, as never in their experience had they seen such wonderful playing. JOHNSON ALLOWED ' TO BOX IN NEW YORK If Boxing Commission Con sents He Can Meet Langford or Jeannette in Bout. NEW YORK, April 15.?If the consent of the stats athletic commission can be se cured Jack Johnson probably will be in vited to box ten rounds with either Sam Langford or Joe Jeannette in Madison Square Garden some time during: the summer. It is said that while one of the commissioners is opposed to allowing Johnson to box a white man in this state he has no strong objection to a bout be tween the world's heavyweight champion and another colored boxer. Langford, who is In Sydney, N. 8. W., has cabled to Matchmaker Tim Hurst of the Garden A. C. to secure either John son or Jeannette for him, and sends word that he will be ready to box here the lat ter part of June. Jeannette, who has gone to Paris, Is supposed to be matched to flght twenty rounds with Langford at Vernon, Cal., but it is understood that only a tentative agreement has been made. Jeanette said before sailing away last week that he would box Johnson ten rounds here, six founds in Philadelphia or twenty rounds on the coast, for fun If necessary, at the same time expressing the opinion that Johnson wouldn't agree to flght him at all. Johnson still believes he will meet Fireman Jim Plynn somewhere in New Mexico on July 4, but the sporting fra ternity is inclined to ridicule this affair, which may never materialise. If it la declared off Johnson, it is said, will re ceive an offer of a big guarantee, per haps 135.000, to box Langford or Jean nette in the Garden, and If he declines the Impression will prevail that the cham pion doesn't care to risk his title. Langford will return to this country with two heavyweight titles. He won the championship of Great Britain when he knocked out Ian Hogue and retained it when Bombardier Wells refused to accept his challenge. The Tar Baby also cap tured the Australian championship when he defeated Bill Lang on a foul in Lon don. He lost this title to 8am McVey at Sydney last December, but regained It by turning the tables on McVey ten days ago in the same ring. Langford Is con sidered the master of Jeannette, whom he had on the verge of a knockout in the Garden last fall. There la no doubt that the Tar Baby can defeat any of the white hopes, including Palser, if he gets the chance, so that all things considered ho is regarded as the moat dangerous man now anxious to try conclusions with Johnson. Providing Johnson is permitted to box here, it la figured that a bout in which he is one of the principala will draw an enormous gate. New Yorkers have never seen Jeffries' conqueror put up his hands since he left here four years ago to cor ner Tommy Burns on the other side of the world. The Garden A. C., it ia under stood, aoon will ask the commission for the right to open negotiations with the big negro. A youngster of twenty-three years is the veteran of the Naps' pitching staff. He is none other than Willie Mitchell. The Sardis (Miss.) lad is the oldest pitch er in point of service with the Cleveland Club. He jpined the Naps in the fall of 1000 at Boston. While Willie is not th? oldest pitcher in years on Manager Davis' staff, still he has been in Cleveland togs longer than any other twirler. Blanding and Kaler, who Joined the Naps late in 1910, are next in order. The others either joined last spring or are of this year's vintage. JEFF WILL NEVER BECOME AN AUGUSTUS MUTT a tf Fisher i oomW CNte uitUkT MUYT TMtfffcV I'M doting CW6MOOLVN. i*u. RiMfc, hbr v/p m&Ht NAU? AN% KOPOS? TH5 PKOMC V. ttviu MMKIWOk THS CONTHTlON TW To THC Boss HM40LS aul ?VONC-N AM? GWENDOLEN'S ^ - voice and THAT YOU Novell (0 out M?<iHT4 AND THAT vov/ AR.e to wipe thc Disnes ? SAM? voice ? ?