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Many Deals Affecting Ball Players Expected at N ational League Meeting
< ? ? . ? . . i - . . - " ?????? READY FOR MEETING National League Magnates Arrive In New Yoric. HERRMANN FIRST ON SCENE OIltlMMI If IMM ClBPttHH Cdnftfi TMh. liter *a4 Xttetg. Tiiiw SKpecttf. I NEW YORK, feeoember S.-At^fuat Herrmann Of Cincinnati. chairman of the national commission. was the Best of the 1mm ball' men to arrive to town yesterday fbr the annual National League cdodaep. to begin at the Waldorf-Astoria tomor row. Mr. Herrmann held a long confer ence with President WflHam F. Baker of the PtdlUea and President- Bbbets Of Brooklyn on league affairs. The other oSyb owners vffi arrive tomorrow. and It is erpected that the air In "Peacock Al > ley" mill be charged with rumors 6t trades, prospective pennant-winners and echoes of the last base ban seasdn. Chairman Herrmann rtated ' that he mould go to the National League offices today for a conference with President Lynch, who ta to be dropped at thii meet ing !n favor of Gov. Tener Of Per.naryl- j vanla. Mr. Herrmann uafd be bad noth ing against Mr. Lynch personally. While it was at first announced that Gov. Tener would hold office during the dsst year as honorary president, it would leave the National League with no active member f ?f the national oommieaion. While Sir. Tener has another year to serve as Gov ernor of Pennsylvania. It Is now beflevefc that he will also be able to give eome of hia lime to ba^e ball affaire. The amount of business conducted by the national commission is to large that it will be nocesaary for him to keep In touch with It. ' To Keep Tener Busy. As soon as Gov. Tener la elected bs will have a conference with Presi dent Ban Johnson of the American "League and Chairman Herrmann con cerning the affairs of the commission. President Johnson will arrive in this dty tsday. and ail] probably complete the deal for the transfer of the Boston Hod So* stock te Joseph J. Lannin It is ex peered that aftr* the transfer of the JdcAleer aid McRoy stock to Mr. Lnn nin the ctu^ wfll hold Its meeting in Boston and cleet John T. TayTOr presl dent Chairman Herrmann had something to say about the affairs of the Cincinnati club. He is willing to let Tlnkdr go to another club, but he wants twenty then sand dollars' worth Of players for him ]fr, Htorrafcnn s&id: "The Cincinnati club has not yet de cided about what action It wiQ take & the Tinker cage Five major leaguf otubs are after the shortstop. The club regrets the condition of affairs wMeft brought about floor's withdrawal, but the owners felt they hsd certain preroga tives which It was neceseary to main tain We are In no hurry to let Tinker go. aund ill not do so until we make a deal which is satisfactory to us. linker -will not play in Cincinnati, that is cer tain V* e consider him worth at least * 3D, 000 lxi the base ball market, for, in fact, it coat us that much In money and rdayars to obtain him from Chicago last year. We shall probably make a trade of players for Tinker rather than look tor a cash oenstderatian. as we are ia need of some good players. "It is not likely that Tinker s successor win be announced at Once, but wo have several men under consideration. I turned d?wn the ertar from Philadelphia of Knabe and ttoolan for Tinker and firoh, because we do rot want to lose GrOh, who I believe la a more valuable player than Knabe. "Gov ? Tener will be elected on the first ballot, and I think he wi)l makfe a valuable official for the National League. The governor will be here and ho will prohabty remain for a day or two nfter hie election to attend an important meeting of the national commission. "Wo expect that $avtd Putt*, the presl dttjt of alio Players* Fraternity, will ep peer before the National League meeting. aM we wiH receive him so the players' representative." -- ? Will Let Fglts Talk. Mr. Herrmann did not seem to be wer- 1 rylng very much about the affairs of the Federal League. He did aay, however, that If the outlaws attempted to Interfere with the contract players of organised base bull the Tight would be carried to 0 the courts. He did not anticipate that any major league players would jump their dubs to join any such uncertain peep action as the Federal League. When asked about whether 'Three-fin gered" Brown would bo the nfxt maaager - of the Cincinnati club. Mr- Hermann aatd he had not approached BfOWn en the subject One of the arrivals at the Waldorf last n(ght was Jark Hendricks, the manager of the t>enver club of the Western league. Hendricks has been mentioned es a poeslbl<* aelwtion for the Red leader- i ship, ar.d it is believed that he id In the city to confer with Herrmann on the. matter. Louis Hellbronner. president of I th* Central League, also arrived. Base ball men are looking forward to the National League's attitude to the ? Players' Fraternity. At 11 ret thpy de clined to glee Mr. Fuits a heaykig, b?ft as the board of directors of the new asgtsleatinn. which ts composed of we|| known >all players. Insisted that Fultn as (Ml president, should stale their case to the club owners, they have consented to give Mm an audience, ft is Bhety that noma of the players alee wilt appear with him to state their grievances. TBACK BXCOBD BBOKtV Tested Bigkts Shaft TTp Vew Fif turag gt Juartz. < JLAltlbZ. December A?A new track record far e*ven furlongs was hung up yesterday afternoon when Vested flights meted off the distance in 1.34. two-gfthe mi a ascend better than the beat pre**sua time. The track was lightning fast and pod ttae woo made by all of the wt?. Man. The day waa ideal and a Mg Bun gay need wed In attendance. Faverttoo Cared very badly, as tittle Bit. which peered hi the day*a igiair. wan the only tint choice to aatos hems fn front. ; I THUD CHimWA TO attaxy nowanacE HuiivbiP) men, Binaii II g. JACKSON LEADS SLUGGERS IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE] But Cobb Has Best Batting Average for Season Johnson's Official Figures Show Three in .500 Class. ?Ban Ty Cobb sutbatted Joe Jackson for the tefl of the AnieHeew 1this season, but Ben JNtaggexfe oflfctot ngores ebow that Jo? Jackson ootslugged the great Tvru*. Cobb's official bStttnf av?mge was .390 to JST3 far fcrtstle Joe, bat the official reo ?rfs siwf Chat Joe beat Tyrus .W to .835 far ptsuJer slugging honors, which are baaed en (he number of home rues, triples sad two baggers. as w?U ae the singles In fifUftog the batting average the base hit only oounts for one, 00 nat ter hair fbany bases the batter gets on It tn the at tagging ^-erage the total bases Me tigujeed. a home run counting for flour, trtjie for three and double for two. Sg& ? ftort'tw lust three Amerloan league baiters irj the .SCO class as sluggers, Trls Speaker being the third. In slugging he all but caught Ty Cobb, for his ging overage Is a shade under f#65 oarried Into farther decimals. Ty*s to fait a ehkde ever. Joe Jackson made 134 singles. ? Wee. \7 triples and f heme runs the season In BBS times at bat Of 2&1 bases on all base hits I season. Ty C<*bb's hits #ere 18 19 two-baggers. 16 trtples slid t Mme runs In 428 times at hat. SJMher mad* lJi stngics. as doubles. 83 triples and 5 homers in 500 times at bat. J. Franklin Baker of the Athletics aams very close to the .flOQ class as a SiUj and to ahead of fikMte CWttns in respect, though Collins outbatted Mm by a percentage of .?45 to .Sidi But Bator's 84 doubles, 9 triples and 12 ham* 1 pulled Ms total bases to .236 In times at bat while Addle Oolites was only making 38 doubles. 18 trtples and 3 home rune In 884 times at bat. Hence Baker's slugging average .figures at .492, while Collins slugged .442. Ft J. SD OBXLLO. Christy Mathewson once more is the l??41ns pitcher of the National League. The official a^eragee show the wonderful veteran easily leading all the c?her twtrl oa It to doufctful tf there Is another tastane* In We baH where a twirler prhe hee served ftmrtoen kmvm in feet coopsmy bee heM the distinction of lead In* the pttoliesu. telr once or twlee dtring his entire career hes MetheweOn foiled to be hl< Im|U?'s leading pHchcr. The success of the Giants haft been largely due to hie wonderful ability, and even today, when he le supposed to be on the down grade, he la. still the mMt valuable aesct of which McGraw can boa at. Mathewson is no longer a youngster, and yet It would not be at all surpris ing If he continued to be a star pitcher for several yed*s. The practice of intentionally walking a batter who happens to earn* wp at * ttme when a base hit weald mean vto tery t? not popular with a majority of |he (tela, though, of oouroe, the pitcher must be given credit for employing strat egy When ho leaoeta to thle plan to help himself out of a hole. It has been a question ef how the rules could be changed to prevent a pitcher from purposely walking a hotter. Ho could surely do this without making it apparent that it was hia purpose. The let eat suggestion for a rule which would give the batter a chance under euch con ditions cornea from the veteran. Jack 5&ts^s?r? yss the batter a chance }o show his prOwees. The idea la a novel one. but it would not help matters mueh. for It wouldbe neither fair to the batter nor pitcher. If the batsaian did happen to hit the one good ball the pitcher would loae out Just the same, and if the batsman did not chance to conneeton the ball he would be In the eame position aabefore- Ttls net likely tf?at thentfemiftaN' any changes covering thla p?nt. oecause NORSEMEN REMNG VHIH BR BANK ROLLS I ? 9 - j Trainer loyrter and Jockeys O'Neill and Shaw to Spend Holidays in II. S.. IxmiKm* December 8.-<3uite a num ber of American turfmen are mahlng home from Europe with hefty bank rolls In time for the Chrletmae holldaya. among them being such International celebrities as Jockeys Frank CNelll'and "Willie Shaw and Trainer Jack Joyner. Frank CrNeil! Is probably the best rare rtfler.on this side of the Atlantic. He has piloted upward of 1? winners in Vrance, besides winning some of Eng land'e Wg eventa aa a plde issue. W. K. VaoderUlt retain* drat call uponONeiH'a aonkn Cor next year, and Baron Bdou ard Do Jtothechild baa renewed his oce an* call. while M- X. Baill baa obtained third call. As eaah contract cffflos with It ? fat retaining fee, besides payments dally desired Wlna. It loeka aa If Master Pran* If In a fhlfr way to grow ? opu lent To France as Danny Maher has to Bnglahd. where old Undo BUI paly s nephew to rated to be weKb net lea# than a quarter of a million dollar* thanks largely to the generosity and In fluence of the Earl of ROaebery. Expects to Bids to Bounda. Danny is not going to visit the old folks at Hartford. Conn., this Christmas He ia looking forward to the good eld Engtleh sport Of riding to hounde with one ef the fashionable hunta In that part of England known ?S "the shires." and famed for Its foa hunting these many generations. In February "Mr. Maker*" ad He giasms call him when thoy doff their caps ts him. wUI Jala that good Old Joobey ghopta Kartm. In a festi* wpl trip ta the Osrlea Alps for the annual ran of toboggan racing, at whleh both iS' can'contemplate % suocoseful sea eon Just brought to a dose with a snug fortune salted away, and each can look forwasd to a largo retaining f?? for Uli, la addition to fit Incomes from outside mounts. Usher receives several thou dellera annually from the Earl of kry for first sail, but will not give any one saoond call, preferring to ostn r as a ttm lance. Martin has an ly gsnorous patron in Harry Paype who for the psgt two " in Austria for _ hee fallen qut with Ids employer and been super* to Eddie Dvgan. Shaw, however. Is set worrying, far he has In his poekat 1 new conWt to rtde In the "Veter land" tor the Hereon von Weinberg. ? Jack JOytter does not expect to visit la America padre than five or six weeks. HO has planned to return soon after New year toffownjarket. where be Is quite a prominent peraenago. w J^TLS? UUnfVgb rniSSn. t* k. mm. t*. ma OiS? will succeed I i It Is not an easy matter to adSuxt tn a satisfactory manner. It is admitted that there are i than five club* in the National anfcious to make a trade fsr Joe farmer manager of the Ctnctaoef and yet. it Ib not a* all certain will be shifted to any of tfHM im Oarry Herrmann may chance his *te^ about lecttnr tinker go and retain hlra a* his team'e ehortste* though Ml aa doing It Is questionable if ha would act rood service eat of being deponed aa mac _ nod be apt to play up to hie under some one else. With the installation of John K. Toner! as the head of the National League to-, morrow base ball will be given the great-1 eat booet of recent year*. It will be the first time in the history of the National League that a president! has been chosen without a squabble. In cidental ly Tenor will be the fttt man ta h<Ad the position who will have the ab solute respect of all the dub ?WOOf*. Hie selection h? a contribution to thf welfare of ten bait With a strong tan at Its head, the National Ldel** Is eg* pected to change from a wrangling or ganisation to one which will srark in harmony,, eliminating the dtarcuatlng quotr rcle which have annoyed the public far many years. What Is mora Tener is moat satis fac tory to the American Leairue, and eflth him on the national cornmteeton that j body, too, win become more efficient than ever before. The absence of John McCJraw from tho National League meeting will net inter fere with any trades that he had con templated. MoGraw' has given instruc tions to John B. Foster, secretary of the Giants, as to how to preceedL and if any deals are pulled off he ?4:l have full authority to act. From what can be learned there Ig but one deal in which the Qiants are as pirated to figure, and that Is the bringing of Koaetchy, the Mt. Uouis star, ta the Qiants. It is understood that the details of this swap have all been arranged and that all that Is required is the filing of the proper papers covering the transac tion. New York, of course, would not hesitate to consider a proposition whleh would give the Giants Joe Tinker. Mat McOraw hasn't anything in the Way of material to cive in exchange. BRITONS REM FOR THE COMING Of OUT Few Believe That Conqueror oil Vardon and IJay Witt Get British Honors. LONDON, December fc-lf Ouimet, open chairqrton of the gatf liHto of the United States, carries out this %p* nounced intention of crossing the Atlhalfc next spring to compete for the amattipr championship of the British Teles he will be welcomed for two reasons?an Ike j score of courtesy, admiration and curl-, osity to bee the juvenile wonder that beat two of Britain's greatest exponents of) the St. Andrew's game and because Brit ain' s amateur talent is sanguine of bar ing a sportsmanlike revenge <er the ha mlllation young Ouimet put updn IrtMil golf last gepae saber at ?ttofcftna. Over the wins and walnuts, the side dope ft that the front rant < ish amatoqr golf data not take, _ wri ^ any too ooHoutfy and baa It a8 ?#i4| tout that he wQi gat beaten gpM agd, plenty at ?a*?wf?b bay tmf This belief is based an two thsorlss, ana of which is that Ouimet will have ac quired acme golf nerves by the time ha gets Into the British amateur champion ship competition?It is match plby. not | medal play?and will not be likely to re produce the superforra he flashed updn the golf world in the American open championship play. The other theory of the British ama teur thlrty-thrid-degrOe golfer is that thesandhUl*. tho whole-sail kr?M? off the aea and ether difficulties ta be en countered at Maadwioh hay will bring about the dever American ytmgateri aiiwm v?#v ... downfall almost ta a certainty. Doubtless the wish Is father t* the thought, at any rate to some astspf. put these theories have been figured out with the cold shrewdness Of a veteran' bookmaker sifting the chances (Or heat ing a warm public favorite In the Grand National Steeplechase- And-the simile is not a bad One. for It Is the sttffnees of 1 the grand national course that beats the1 favorite more often than not: and the stiffness of the Sandwich bay Coarse seems likely to bring sbout Oaimet's de feat. Three (Mf Courses Available. There ava three golf csursoa at wtch bay belonging to gMMent Fred Herreehoff proved ta Ms ewp sorts faction in the spring of lil2. There Is no desire to throw a scars Into plucky young Franda Ouimet, but ho will need to "have everything." aa the Kentucky horsemen day, whan he ggta up against1 the old hands and heads of British ama teur golf six months hence. Manager Bill CgWIgan of the Bosldn 'Z SinJ; "?* nf i f* vowum MMM&tfa jo* WinoiT. ?nm- .*?; v.4 y, M. c. A- lifgjSS tunrn v*. m?nm^ mt.'M. c, a. fiicr*< ? V. ?' IN HAL LEAGUE ? | Seventy Earned Runs Were Scored Off Him During the Past Season. Christy Mathewwm, premier twirier of the champion CMagta and for y*ars one of the ftsrt of bfttftolft. heads the list of national'Liaadfae pitchers ia the official averages for the 1918 season, made public *?day. The Kew Ydfk Wirier pitched tn 40 gamta. and hie record of victories is 25. as against 11 defeat?. .The league leader's record is not caK-ulaUd upon his percent ace Of victories, however, the system adopted being essshtlsUly the same as that wed tn eetnplttng the American ILaagve av^afes this year. based open the avtraie of t^ne earned per game of Mno timings. Tfee Hit shows that ft> larpM runs we geared off Ifathewson. fen average of 3.6)1 the tame. Babe Adams of Pittsburgh made the nearest approach to this record. He won 51 and loot 10 garsea and the 7.1 runs earned off his delivery averaged 2.15 to the gam?* Teoreau and Demaree of No*- York are close up; standing third and fourth, with averages of fc.lt and 'Ail, respectively. *rtb atrifte-OUt record of lil In held by Beatoa of fWlattlphla. with Teoreau of the waits a! close . second, his victims fag IffL Beaten also gave the most oa bat!s~!afr-and Lavender of Mt the tpeat batsmen?18. la Che shut Pot wag. baling wffitewalhod hie oppo nent* seven times. , _. a ctvb rooorda show that the Chicago Cube were handed the greatest number of paaaes by opposing pitchers, a total of KM. or an average or 3.57 to a game. The Kew York* le? vtfth the least number of ptrik*-outs charged against them. 3f>l of the' Giants having fanned, a game aver age of 3.21. Cf individuals BesCher of Cincinnati received the greatest number B bases en balls?W in |*l games?while uggtna ?f fla. Lodls got 96 In 121 games. Johnny Kvers. the Chicago manager, ?track out <a?-U times la 1M games, his perqsntage of. strtke-outa being the smampt Sa tiso tssiw a. tTSflJ ?etrsthdt Its ma aacign wn Purteii ?d VMM m the oprtag. The Detroit* ed fffiteU from Jerpey City, where GOLF OF BALL 4 / There Is without doubt a vast difference In the flight of a golf ball In different countries and in different parts of thofe countries, writes W. H. Home in London Golfing. The atmosphere In England to comparatively heavy, especially so on the courses near London. There are one or. two exceptions, where the links are situ* ated on high ground some hundreds of feet above sea level., and the air on such courses le clearer and more crisp, offer* ing less resistance to the flight of a ball. The ball. In Its flight through the air, collects a certain amount of dampness, even on the finest day, and this gives the air something to adhere to. Observe, (or instance, a man shooting with a rifle at a range, how he has to vary his sights according to the clearness or density of | the atmosphere. If the air acts In this i manner on a bullet, which one might call ' a conical cylinder, offering very little surface, what must the action be on a golf ball, with its much larger surface? 1. e., five-and-a-quarter-inch circumference and one and three-quarter Inches in diam eter? These are the measurements of the smaller balls, which seem so popular at present. Let us assume the golfer to be the rifleman, with the great drawback of not being able to alter his sights (which in reality are equivalent to the strength of the shot in golf), and the target a bunker. Playing yesterday, he Just managed to clear the bunker with his tee shot; todajr he wonder* at his not being able to reaxih that hunker?be cannot alter his strength (as a rifleman his sights), naturally he WELLS IS FAVORITE. "Bombardier" 5-to-4 Choice in To night's Fight With Carpentier. LONDON, December 8.?Not since the Johnson-Jeffries match has a boxing event created more universal Interest in England and France than tonight's meet ing, at the National Sporting Club, be tween Bombardier Wells and Gear gee Carpentier for the heavyweight cham pionship of Europe. The purse is 115,000 and f5.000 in side stakes- Despite Weils' big advantage In height, weight and reach there Is no great confidence irt him here. He is given a good chance of victory, though the odds are only o to 4 In his favor. The wonderful French boy easily ac counted for Bombardier last July at Ghent. It is also declared that Welle has not trained rigidly enough, while Car pentier is In the pink of eonditien. The fight is not expected to test the full twenty round*, but to end in a knock out after a few rounds. JAFASESE US EAST. - Giants-Sox Team Beat Xeio Univer sity by 16 to 3. TOKIO. December S.~ An American team of basft ball players, composed of members of the world-touring New York Giants and Chicago White Sox, won an easy game from the 'nine representing Kelo University yesterday morning. The seers was 16 to 3 in favor of the touriete. The Japanese presented the Amerlotuas with several runs, as the locale made sis errors. The visitors registered fifteen hits and made four errors. The Japanese made eight hits. In the afternoon the Chicago Americans won a slugging match from the champion Oiants by the score or IS to U. The Me ters were outbatted, fourteen hits to eight, but the lowers were credited with, three error*, while the winners were] charged with one mlsplay. j Napoleon Lajoie says that young base ba'l players pay too much attention to developing speed without giving a thought to what he considers the most important asset in an aspiring recruit. Lajoie says a perfect pair of eyes can do more to make a player successful than any ad junct. Plenty of nerve, intelligence and strength enter into it but the largest Item is good eyesight. must lass the distance. it p?w>Vy bu never oeoand to the player thM tt H not always Ms fatftt* , but resistance of the den then, starte scoring iwtnr, stance, etc.. bams ------ ? conclusion t&fct tbe <a?fclies la bia pte? There art A.'gSMt.aftgny tbtnga ?# the average roller Is Inclined is over? look,, Mit wteiah mil tend- to mlw tits game ten difficult Than is quits eno difficulty to ooctaed With in fighting __ elements without assisting them In atty; wky. - per Instanoe, how often *? ws I come oft a green we see a caddie cleatttag | a player's b$!l with a wet rat 6* spwga. nerver thinking ho Is. to a certain Skteftt, handicapping the player by leawtbf S dampness on the ban, which. naturally, the air clings to, also assisting the bill to shp off the face of the club wbtfa struck?that ts. If the. face of ths etpb Is not property roughed." t say nothing against oleenlns the ball, as it -T7^? assists the player to iet better he is strikfag; but 1 want to _r ? how necessary tt is tboreufhly to 3rfthe ball before taking the toe shot which may make all the difference Njtwreh forcing and taking It easy tor tM fb* to the green. No doubt others have noticed how muck farther a ball Will carry In Aroenfa than In England. Otoe can oarry , banket# there he could oeye* hope to carry ok this side of the Atlantic. Compare two holes of the same length, one In England and the other in AttterJoa: the onre to England would take a drive and. an irM? whereas the other oouM be rsaeked Pith a drive and mashte. I think the eaatae of this le in tbe aiffareneotn the atmed? phera, the sir in the efates betas annHk drier and clearsr than " MAKING PLANS FOR. INTERNATIONAL GOLF Team of Horte-Bred Profes sion ais May Phry ResMents of Foreign Extraction. NEW YORK. December 8.?It is pesSSble j that a team of home-bred prdfeaelonal golfers will meet another team made up of the resident professionals of foreign extraction Immediately pre vis us to the' national open championships. The idea follows tbe plan in vogue on tbe side* where there Is an tnteffjaftsoal mateh between Bogiteh and&ooteb pro f eeekmals no a oortain raiser to the Wt ifh open. The argument is advanced that such a j match would act as a .atlmyfus to the na-! tlve-borp golfing talent, and would have a tendency to create the ambition to gjve 1 deeper study to the technique of the game. ? J Home-Bred Team Given "the Call." It has even been suggested that the-! home-bred team would have the. CAV open [ such well known players as JShn jr. Dsrmott Thomas U IHftHsHwhs and fcfiehaei J. Brady. PespWo the fast that those three men were members of tbe team which lost tbe International match at La Beuti last spring. It Is argued that j a different tale .would be toM If there 1 a series of matches on various courses. While these three home-breds have been practically alone In their class, there are others who are rapidly coming to the front.' vFor Instance, there is Jack Dowllng of Hearodale, conceded to be a young golfer of great prom lee; Walter Hagln of Rochester, who did so well lb the open championship; Walter 9b? vargue, recognised as a tot golfer, bad OMne ^ Tedesco. There are others who mtttt ts csnsidersd candidates for aueh bred team.' There ar? ?mer w.! Areola, whtf h??''b?*nt * of Iate; Jack J lagan of Hackbarth, Joe Sylvester Croke. ? > Is the World Growing Better, After All? ? ? By Webster (?*? hundred and fifty deer were killed thg first day of the season In Maeeaehuaatta. Uuy fttfeaara found tha aal Mto U?ia, and It tM a?t difficult to set good shote ? News Item.) THREE COLLEGES WILIBEGIN PLAY Basket Ball Teams at George i tewn, Cathotta U. and Gal lawfot to Open Season. i; ' * !; ? "> V RATINGS GIVEN FOR FOOT MIL SQUADS 1 * i - * * i < i Jew York Writer !Hon Hwnri at the Tey, OarlUto Second, ui ' T?le Ato?4 of 1T&& BTBD. TtoeeoJthe local eettogeewUi open their basket t?4Sl schedules thie week. Qeorge town *U1 piay |t? first game Wednesday With Mount St Joseph, while Catholic TJtrtverpity and Gallaudet are to meet in the 'tythnaetuni of the latter Saturday. Qsoi'fretoum and Catholic University Should bdfin their Maaons with \io Nfcither Blount m. Joeeph nor Oallaudst should furnish any great rit Of opposition for theae quints. ??e in a, dags above that of the echotfts. Ifcleda Mount St. g*?js? much tfttter farm than it against CJeofge "Washington, it la not . & that |t will 4o ether than loee by ? hi# margin. The Baltimore aggrega tion bhodld be beaten by the Blue and Stay by .thirfy points unless its play la superior to that of laat Friday night. Qalpiudet has a veteran Ave to put aflplrist Catholic University, but It can baMly ?w ??*? 1)3 ? f06* ?kow iaf.tt.1* said that the Brooklanders have;an ?rwi m4re eatable aggregation ttrio *4* tftaft left. and. that being true, It means thfct CVevery clever players wfll be in thfc ttao-up- 1 There m no dodbt that the aucceaa of the OOeyBetewn quint rests on whether Jim tortney will be able to play center coMlstentiy, His Knee, which has given Mi" trouble for two years, was slightly hurt last week, and it is possible that it will not stand up under the strain. Tbrmey Id aa exceptionslly clever play er and bids fair to be one of the best oeaurs in the south. If not the best, and n iWMs be* to the game, the Eie end Oray ?U1 haveone of the best joints evot turned oot ca the bill-one tkit Is cufs to be inQth mwt powerful than that of last season. ft was thought that Catholie t-ni verity would be weakened consider ably by the loan of its two star nor wards, McDonnell *nd Horan. but it-ap pears that It will not be. T?'o men era, to hold down those positions who are just about a> clever as any who *111 rep resent any other Ave in thie action. They are Letters aad Tracey. The former j played p*th Mount SL Mary'allast season ! while the latter was captain of the St. John'* of Brooklyn team. Tracey Is, known to be a oerr rood player, while Ula reported that Letters le far above the avvrsge. ji Athletic Aeiocfution would support the basket ball team thts year. It ta not generally known, but the quint last season wa# not upheld by the athletic association, and individuals were re sponsible for it, financially and other Wise. . Thai condition is not desired by the university authorities and the ath letic association will hereafter assume all responsibilities relative to the play ing of the schedule. < la rating the big foot ball teams a northern writer has made some queer se lections, apparently, but basse hia stand tag* on Ma Judrmedt of the comparative strength of the several e eveas at differ ent times. It seems rather strange at jtait sight that ho should place Tale three Biases ahead of Colgate, when the Park Blue loot to the sflpaJter institution by Id to T, and that he should give Wash- ? Ington and Jefferson a berth five places below Tale, when these two schools played a 0-0 game on Ya'e's field, and Washington and Jefferson did not lose a game during the entire season. Here are the ratings and some mention of the rea sons for so placing the elevens: "Just to snow now the trail of com parative scores will lead around a circle to bewilderment a few games may be mentioned. Pittsburgh defeated the Car Mo Indians. Bneknell defeated PKts rtfctcefton and the Navy crashed . ill. Dartmouth defeated Princeton, le defeated Dartmouth. Could any bo more punting - or misleading* la afo way to. reconcile such a list Of games, depending upon scores alone, and consequently one must be guided by opinions formed when ttje teams are sup poaed to be fully developed and when the playera are in the beat physical condition. This opinion, no doubt, is likely to be arbitrary, but in my Judgment the load ing teams should be ranked aa follows: 1. Harvard; % Carlisle; 3, Dartmouth; ?. Army; 6, Tal$: ?. Navy; T. Princeton; t? Cornell; &> Colgate: 10. Pennsylvania: XI, Washington and Jefferson; 12, Pitts burgh. -Buoknell, aa said before boat Pltta burgh. but was smothered bp Princeton. Asmapotts and Waahlngton and Jeffer son, Tufts held the Army to a score of B to Ol Syracuse made an excellent 9SSSX S4 ?82? and the Army. Trinity beat Amherst and Weaieyah; Amherst beat Williams, while Brown won onty four out of nine games played. L*high had a fair team, defeating tAftftrette. among others but Ponnaylvania State fell below the stand ard set last year, when, like Harvard, it was undefeated. The ranking, then, of more than twelve teams U not possible, although Butgefe and Tufts, the latter 'osing only one game and that to the Army, are deterring pf apodal mention. ??jt is impossible to wind up without just one *or? for Harvard, which went through its second season without a do Mac The eleven as it played against Vats was one of the stpopyeet and moot finished ever developed by Percy D Haoghton. It may nave Isttod the scor ing punch by straight rushing, although that IS an Open question, hut It did not teek for poorer to march down the field i?roe tiavso and wind up . with a goal from the field by Bricldey. The playera were ol a wnd to absorb a lot of foot pell artd to uoo this knowledge when moot needed. 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