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PART V PAGES 1?4 WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 28, 1915. Georgetown Wins Point Trophy in Indoor Track Meet-Nielsen to Coach C. U GEORGETOWN WINS OWN TRACK MEET Takes Both Intercollegiate and South Atlantic Trophies at Indoor Games. LOSES FEATURE RELAY TO LEHIGH, HOWEVER Princeton Beats Yale in Hotly Con tested Two-Mile Eace?Western High Gets Scholastic Honors. | ? i How the Points Were Divided by the Teams COLLEGES: ? irorpetown 30 , Hopkinn 14 Washington and Lee fl Lebanon Valley 5 | (icopue Washington 4 I.ehigh 3 ! Catholic Iniversity 1 SCHOLASTIC: Western High 11 Tome School 10 Wood berry Forest 4 Tech 3 Episcopal 3 S. A. INTERCOLLEGIATES: Georgetown 24 Hopklnii IB ! George Washington 6 j Washington and Lee 2 CLlUSt Baltimore Y. M. C. A* 12 Baltimore C. C. C 5 Meadow brook Club 5 Columbia A. C 4 BY H. C. BYBD. The Georgetown University track squad featured the indoor track and field gam~s held under the auspices of that institution at Convention Hall last night by winning the intercollegiate point trophy and by getting sufficient counts in the South Atlantic Inter collegiate Association contests to give it the prize for the total of those indoor competitions. Georgetown got 24 points in the S. A. Intercollegiate A. A. and 30 in the open contests. Blue and Gray men scored heavily in many of the events. So far did they outclass the other col lege competitors that the nearest institution to it, Hopkins, got only 14. Washington and Lee was next with 6. Johns Hopkins scored well in the intercollegiate, though, getting 16 against Georgetown's 24 points. Western High Is Victor. "Western High was a victor among the scholastic combinations, though its margin was the smallest possible. It registered eleven points, against ten for Tome Institute. No other scholas tic stjuads were in the running with tliese two. The Baltimore Central j Y. M. C. A. again took the trophy. Georgetown, while it won the tro- j I 1 ?hies, lost what was carded as the I feature relay?that with Lehigh. Right j Bi I he start Georgetown was favored, ! though it lost the pole on the toss, j Morrisey, first man for the Pennsyi- I van ans, was set back two yards for I K false start, but he held his own and | beat Nubby Jones of Georgetown to the 'ape by a yard. Weisser ran second for Georgetown and at one time sprint - I ed up by McGrath of Lehigh. He was unable to hold it, though, and Young was started five yards behind the third Lehigh runner. Young ran a splendid race, made up that distance and got Kddie Stebbins of Georgetown off only three yards be hind Hurke of Lehigh. Burke proved a splendid performer and was five yards * head of Stebbins at the finish. That means a lot. too, because Stebbins is the best quarter-miler in the south. The two-mile race between Yale and Princeton was a race well worth see ing. The first relay found Yale fifteen yards to the bad and the Blue runners ended the second and third relays nout that distance behind. The last Eii runner moved up until he wan run ning right behind the Orange and Ulack, but he was never able to get up ppefcri enough to pass out in front, and r?-i the final lap the Princeton man had the better burst of speed. The Potomac Boat Club won the first Important relay race of the evening, ** hen TJickman, the last runner, caught Knight just before the last yard had been covered. Knight started with a good lead, but did not have the stamina t >r stay in front the entire distance. Jr v. as Dickman's splendid work which gave the Potomacs the victory, as they x* ere behind on every relay until he v ent to the front at the end of his quarter. Couis Connor of George Washington started out at too fast a pace on the first three laps of the next South At-j Iwntic Intercollegiate contest, the $80, and lost out within the last thirty yards, when Hall of Johns Hopkins j uut by him on a fine sprint. Hall rani excedingly well, using exceptional judgment. He trailed Connor, and was ' lu second position until the time al-| ready mentioned. Johns Hopkins! scored again in this event, Uhler tin-i ishing third. | Western High got its, first winner ? cross, when Peyton cleaned up the 6u0-yard novice in handy fashion. The I Led and White youngster took the lead right at the start and ran brilliantly nntil the end. He was never headed, *nd his judgment in pace was one of the main factors in his victory. Ketner Df the Columbia Athletic Club, another local boy, was second in this contest. Baltimore Polys "Win. The Baltimore Polytechnic Institute second team proved too strong: for the Central High 110-pound team, the East ern High fourth quartet and the Briar ly Hall aggregation. The event was Close and Central might have figured ?s a winner had not its first runner fallen In the push for the pole on the flrst turn. Troop 32 was the winner of the relay race for Boy Scouts. Edmund Hemp (Continued OB Second Page.) NATIONALS' CATCHING STAFF, AS NOW CONSTITUTED, HAS BEEN INTACT FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS HENRY. JACK JOHNSON DUCKED MEXICO BECAUSE COIN WAS DOUBTFUL Colored Champion Not Sure He Could. Get! Away With Purse After Fight Sched uled With Willard at Juarez. Special Dispatch to The Star. EL PASO, Tex., February 27.?Ar ! entirely different angle was put on Jack Johnson's present attitude regard ing the Havana-Juarez-ElPaso con troversy by a private letter received from the black champion today. Johnson never at any time was wor ried about the arrangements made for getting him into Mexico and through the rebellion cursed country to Juarez. What he was chiefly concerned in?and this he regarded as the most important item of all?was how he was to get out of Mexico and safely away with his $30,000 after the fight with Jess Willard. The champion is a long way from being a fool, and while he was in a mad que3t for that car load of pesos, he was not blind to all of the details. He felt satisfied, he said, in his let ter, which was dated at Barbados, that he could get into Mexico without anything but the loss of a lot of time. But it appears a lot of people have told him a lot of things about the strenuous and terribly disturbed con ditions in the northern section of the republic This got him to think ng. He figured that If he was paid off on the Mexican side he would either have to send the money into America with some trusted friend or else reform his LORD MAY BE A FED Disgruntled Third Baseman Fails to Answer Wires. VISITED CHASE IN BUFFALO Relations With Chicago Club Are Pleasant, But Is Silent as to Intentions Special Dispatch to The Star. PORTLAND, Me., February 27.? Though Harry Lord, the recalcitrant third baseman of the Chicago White Sox, declares that he does not know what he will do this summer, it is be lieved he will be playing with a Fed eral League team. For three days the first of the week Lord was a guest of Hal Chase in Buffalo, N. Y., and the firm friendship between Lord and Chase has led to a ready belief that there is a significant meaning to his visit, Chase being manager of the Buf falo Federals and a power in the out law organization. Another thing which strengthens the belief that the clever third sacker plans to jump organized base ball is the fact that he has received, one after an other, three telegrams from Comiskey of the White Sox, wired from the Pa ; cific coast, ordering Lord to report and that to these telegrams Lord has an swered nothing. Comiskey has said he wanted Lord back, Lord admits that his relations with Chicago are now friendly, and yet, with the chance to go back, he is sitting tight at his home at Cape Eliza beth, near here, excepting for his aforementioned visit with Chase of the Federals. No intimation has yet been given of what team he would be with in the Federal circuit, should he de cide to jump, but-nt is certain that he would be a welcome adjunct to the outlaw outfit. Yale Fencers Beat Harvard. NEW HAVEN*, February 27.?Tale lie feated Harvard in the dual fencing meet here tonight, Ave bouts to four. The matches were closely contested. "avalcade and try to escape out of Iexico with the money, probably go ng back the way he came. Why He Avoided Juarez. It was a tough proposition and John on could not settle it. That is why ie did not come to Juarez and battle Willard. At least this is the Intima tion in his letter?one of the mighty few that the champion writes. It is the belief of those close to Jack Curley that he will, by the time he gets to Havana, have some good news to tell Johnson?something that will almost force the big black to make the trip to Juarez. Just wWat this is to be is not mentioned. El Paso slowly is giving up the idea of a championship battle across the river. It looks more and more every day as if the contest would be switch ed to Havana?at least that is the im pression here. There is nothing on which to base this supposition but the fact that Curley has gone over there. There was another hitch today in the proposed Gunboat Smith-Jim Flynn encounter scheduled for Juarez next Saturday. The affair probably will be abandoned altogether. The latest hitch was Fynn's demand for a guaranty, which the promoters are unwilling to give him. t , Willard continues hopeful that John son will be persuaded to come here. NOT TO SELL BAKER "Not for a Roomful of Money," Says Connie Mack. YANKEES WILLING TO BUY Owner Shibe and Harry Davis Both Think Frank 'Will Play With Athletics. Special Dispatch to The Star. NEW YORK, February 27.?Tliat J. Franklin Baker will play with no other club than the Athletics seems certain according to an interview with John Shibe and Capt. Davis, published today. "Will you sell the release of Frank Baker if the Yanks want him?" Shibe | was asked just before the Apache left; for Florida. "You'll have to talk with Connie Mack," he replied. "But personally I think Baker will be j*eady to play with our team as soon as the regular cham pionship season begins. He is opposed to these southern t'-ips, you know, and prefers to spend the time on his farm." "Connie Mack told me yesterday he wouldn't sell Baker for a room filled with money," said Harry Davis. "Ho said that Baker would be held to his two-year contract with the Athletics. Mack is sure that Frank will come back to us in April. So am I." Ruppert Would Buy Him. Later in the day Col. Ruppert was asked if he favored a deal for Baker "We are willing to pay a big price for Baker," replied the Yankee magnate "for we believe that he \?4>uld make our team a first division factor. Baker in a j New York uniform would mean some | remarkable attendance figures at the i Polo grounds this year. But there's a I limit to all things, and we are not go ing to give up more money than Baker i is worth." Donovan spent the day in Philadel- i phia packing his-trunk. It is generally 1 believed he had an interview with Mack the nature of which cannot be learned. Whfcn President Johnson of the American League arrives here next week he may try to swing the deal. Meanwhile Philadelphia fans are begin- j ning to realize that New York wants j Baker. Hence a storm of protests against the sale of the home-run king. ! WILLIAMS. WALTER JOHNSON NOT TO HURRY HIS TRAINING WORK THIS SPRING Believes He Erred in Getting Into Condition Last Season?Russell of A. and M. Col lege Is Latest Pitching Recruit. By J. ED GRILLO. Walter Johnson plans to change his system of training this spring. In his recent letter to Manager Griffith he said he would report early and go to Charlottesville to work, because he believed he had hurried himself too much last year, which affected his work to such an extent that he finished as low as third in the pitching records. Johnson has never suffered with a lame arm. Though he has done a lot of-work since joining the Nationals, on several occasions leading in the matter of games won, Johnson's pitching arm has never given him a pain, which is remarkable indeed. Though he really pitched brilliantly last season his record fell far below his mark of 1913. Yet he won more games than any other pitcher in the league and led them all in strike-outs.- But it was not as sensational a performance as was expected of him, and there were those who were disappointed. But there is nothing: wrong with Johnson, and he aims to prove it the coming: year. He will take things easy for the six weeks or so that will precede the open ing of the season and so prepare him self to cut loose with all the old speed about the time the season opens. This is his own plan. Walter was far from satisfied with his work last season, de spite the fact that it was of the best so far as pitching in the majors goes. He thinks he erred in hurrying himself in condition, and he proposes to take more time to do it this spring. Another new pitcher has been added to the Griff men's staff. His name is O. V. Russell. During the early part of Inst season he pitched for the A. and M. College team of Raleigh, N. C. He was a sensational performer and at tracted considerable attention. Griffith, after the college season closed, made numerous efforts to get into commu nication with the youngster, but could notv learn where he was located. Just a week or so ago he got the tip that Russell lives at Troy, N. C., and, fur thermore, that he had graduated from college and was willing- to play pro fessionally Griffith wrote him, and a day or so ago received a reply from Rus-5.>11 saying that he would report at Charlottesville and take the once over before he signed. Griffith has heard a lot of very com plimentary things about Russell, and a good judge who saw him in many games has predicted that the college youth has the making of a great pitcher. Russell is a big fellow and Is a righthander. Just how many members of Griffith's pitching staff will be at the station this morning in time for the 10:15 train to Charlottesville is a bit doubtful. Har per. Bentley, Engel and Thormahlen are sure to be here in time for this train, and it is more than likely that Joe Boehllng also will join the forces from here this morning. John Henry and Ainsmith will make up the catching staff, and Clarke, the young man re cently signed by Griffith, also is to be on hand. The other pitchers, including Ayers, Gallia and Hopper, will go direct to Charlottesville from their homes. Ray Morgan will start training with the first squad at Charlottesville Monday ir.crn'ng, though he will not leave with the players on the morning train. Morgan telephoned Manager Griffith yesterday afternoon from Riltimore to the effect tha' his brother was to be married last nitxit and that he would not be able to get here for the 10:15 train. He asked permission to lake a train later in the afternoon, wli'ch was granted, Griffith insisting, however, that Morgan be oki hand to start real work Monday morning. Roy Mitchell, who while a member of the St. Louis Brmvns often hn<* the dis tinction of stopping the Nationals and Athletics, is not go>ng to be carried hy the St. Louis club the coming season. In fact, he has been given his unconditional release. Were it not for the fact that Griffith is limited tb the number of players he can carry he would pick up Mitchell and carry him along just as an emergency pitcher. When a ball club has a lot of youngsters who are apt to blow up dur ing the closing innings of a game there is nothing so valuable as a well seasoned, wise veteran to stick in and stop the opposition's rally. Griffith believes Mitchell would fill the roll admirably, but conditions are such that he cannot afford to carry him. There is a story going the rounds anent f Continued on Second Pa?? 1ST ? a*- ?' ' -S* J;. Ji'S ~i3 AINSMITH. AMERICAN THOROUGHBREDS TO BE GIVEN A BIG BOOST Great Breeding Plant to Be Established in This Country by Association With $100,000 Capital. LEXINGTON, Ky., February 27.?A movement was started here this after noon to organize the American Thorough bred Association with a capital stock of $100,000. The organization will be com pleted at another meeting to be held here May 4, during the spring race meet ing, when breeders and owners from all over the country will be here. j The scope of the movement is co-ex | tensive with the North American eonti | nent, and Canada and Mexico are to have I representation. As soon as the perma- j nent organization is effected representa- ) tives will be sent to England to import | the best sires, mares and fillies of the j SOX ARE KEPT BUSY Manager Rowland Inaugu rates New Training System. NEWS OF TRAINING CAMPS American League Teams Are Start ing to Prepare for Com ing Campaign. 1 Special Dispatch to The Star. PASO ROBLES, Cal., February 27.? Another day of walking was on the program of the White Sox today, with a light work-out interspersed between hikes to prevent the players from go ing stale. Manager Rowland delayed his regular morning talkfest today, owing to the dance and reception giv en the Sox last night by the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce; The rising hour was changed to 8 a.m.. In stead of 7 a.m., and the breakfast hour also was switched. E*rly to bed and early to rise, plenty of fresh hair, lots of mud'1 in the baths, heart-to-heart talks in the morning, no smoking in training and long walks mingled with leap frog and other forms of amusement consti tute the Rowland program, which gives the major leaguers an entirely new bill of fare for their spring train ing diet. Several Mijior Mishaps. Several minor mishaps were report ed this morning. Hi Jasper wrenched his back hitting fungoes yesterday and was painfully reminded of the fact this morning. "How will that affect your chances' of working in the championship sea son?" was asked of Jasper this morn ing. "Well, unless Ruck or Ronesetter Reese Axes me up I'm afraid I can't sit as straight on the bench next sea son," replied Jasper. "Do you think there will be many fellows sitting on the bench next year?" inquired Dr. Sawyer, who has become a Sox fan. "From the" latest reports from the front there won't be any bench warm ers on the Sox at all." replied Jasper. "We will all have to go to work." There are no. charley horses on the Sox team this spring, so far as is known, which is .really remarkable. Last season at this time several acute cases were reported. Their scarcity is attributable to the lack of sliding pits?a reform instituted by Manager Rowland. MACK CLAIMS PENNANT. Says His Team Will Repeat?Leav ing for South. Special Dispatch to The Star. PHILADELPHIA, February 27.?"I' vJOTitfnuPfl on TI^tI Pnir*? "i purest thoroughbred blood in that coun try, which will be brought here, where a great breeding plant wPl be established. Another will be placed in the west, but in what state has not been determined. Garrett D. Wilson, former member of the state racing commission, was elected chairman today, with Fred Forsythe sec retary. The meeting was attended by i prominent turfmen from all over Ken- i tucky, while men In other states sent let ters offering co-operation. It was set forth that the suspension of the English derby and stakes for two years would mean reduction of numerous j establishments in England, and this would throw some of the best horses in ' that country on the market. Representa- j tives of great breeding plants in the ! south were present at today's meeting. FEDS ARE CONFIDENT Expect to Beat Injunction and Play in Newark. BROWN IS SWITCHED Brooklyn Lets Him Go to Either Buffalo or Chicago?New Contract Suggested. BUFFALO, N. Y., February 27.?The | Federal Base Ball League adjourned Its ! two-day session late today and will meet in Pittsburgh March 13. By that time it was expected that the court obstacle preventing the transfer of the Kansas City franchise to Newark would be re ' moved and the season's playing schedule could be adopted. No official announcement as to the schedule was forthcoming. Two sessions of the board of directors were held today. The Kansas City Newark dispute occupied most of the time of the opening session and the legal side of Ihe proposition was discussed, with the result that the officials left the meeting positive in their conviction that the transfer was within the law and that the court would allow it to stand. Presi dent Gil more made positive the state ment that Newark would have a Fed eral League team this year and charac terized the legal controversy as "ill ad vised and unjust." Suggests New Contract. E. E. Gates, the league's attorney, following suggestions received from players and club owners, presented a new contract, .which will be submit ted to the owners by the usual thirty day mail vote. Mr. Gates said the contract was an equitable one and he considered it "court proof," binding alike on player and club. William Brennan, chief of umpires, announced the following umpires for the season: James Johnstone. Newark; Fred Westervelt, Richmond; William Finneran, Erie; Harry - Howell, Brook lyn; Lewis Fyfe, Chicago; Barry Mc Cormick, Chicago; W. P. Shannon, Minneapolis. The ninth umpire will be either Hank O'Pay or Jack Egan. The umpires will meet for spring training at West Baden, Ind;, March 31. President Ward of the Brooklyn club today released Mo.rdetJdi .Brown to the league and he will be added to the pitching staff of either the Buffalo or the Chicago club. Tonight the league officials and man agers were the guests of the Buffalo club at a banquet. Fenn Swimmers Trim Yale. PHILADELPHIA. February 27.?The University of Pennsylvania defeated Yale in a swimming match her* to nj?v)it Uv n ?"iirp r?* ?.* to ?1. NIELSEN TO COACH CATHOLIC ELEVEN Former Georgetown Coach to Undertake Development of Brookland Squacl. HAS HELPED TO REBUILD OTHER COLLEGE TEAMS Determined Efforts Made by C. TI. to Land His Services Appear Successful. BY H. C. BYRD. Fred K. Nielsen will coach the Catholic University foot hall team next fall. Xo announcement to this effect has as yet been made, but very reliable informa tion indicates that the Brook landers are counting on Mr. Niel sen to help thc-m develop a win ning eleven for the first time in their history. Announcement was made in these columns a month ago that Catholic University was making determined efforts to avail itself of the services of Mr. Nielsen in connection with foot ball, but he demurred for a long time. It was i not his desire to resume that kind of work, but it seems that per sistent entreaties on the part of those in charge of sports at the Brookland institution finally caused them to succeed in their endeavor. Has Aided Other Schools. Mr. Nielsen's chief recreation for a number of years consisted of helping the students of local colleges and uni versities in rehabilitating: their foot ball systems, after a number of dis astrous seasons. His last connection with the sport v.*as in the fall of 1911. when he turned out the greatest eleven that ever represented Georgetown Uni versity. Mr. Nielsen went out in 1903 and 1906 and developed the first win ning: teams the Maryland Agricultura College ever had. The following tvo seasons he was in charge of the elevens at George Washington University; it is familiar in the minds of all who follow the sport how lie roun-Jed an elev*.. out of almost nothing, which liel.' Georgetown 0-0, the only lime in th? history of the Hatchetites when the Blue and Gray had not defeated then The following season, under Mr. Niel sen's guidance, George Washington was represented by what many claim to have been the most powerful eleven the south has ever produced. In th? fall of 1910 he went to Georgetown and his team defeated Virginia for th< [first time in nine years; and the nexr fall he repeated the trick, besides hold ing the Army 0 to 0. As far as coaching is concerned, there probably is no man who hr.s been con nected with the sport in the south who can point to such a splendid recoril. And it must be borne in mind that M-. ; Nielsen has not been identified with'*' I the sport in a professional capacity, in ! the ordinary sense. It has been a mat - iter of recreation and love for the game more than anything else -which lias i caused him to take up the teaching end of it. Coaches for Becreatioa. ' The question of salary probably did not enter into any discussion he has had with the authorities at Catholic University. He was asked some time ago if he would consider a proposition to coach, a big western university b? - (ing in the market for his services, but ! he answered that if he took up foot ball coaching again it would be more as a matter of recreation than for,s::.i ary consideration, and would neces sarily have to be with a local insti tution. , . , _... Mr. Nielsen's coaching methods diner from those of nearly all others. in stead of driving men he leads them, land he teaches foot ball in much the I same manner that a law professor i ? structs his pupils in the intricacies or pleading. , I Fred K. Nielsen is a graduate of tee University of Nebraska in law. He h1?-o holds a post-graduate degree in law from Georgetown. ? ? ? ?? TITLE FOE C. C. PELL. Defeats Lawrence Waterbury for na tional Amateur Championship. NEW YORK, February L'7.?Clarence C. Pell of the Tuxedo won the national amateur racquets championship here today by defeating Lawrence Water* bury, who won the title three games to one in the fln.il rirayc! of the tournament at the RaCtiUttC .31**1 Tennis Club. The victory of the new champion was not unlooked for, as he has been plac ing in great form this season. weeks ago he won the gold ractiuejT championship singles at Tuxedo, dtipli? ! eating his success of the previous ye**V and a few days later with Stanley (a'a Mortimer of this city as partner <*ar? ried off the doubles honors at Philj^? delphia. Following are the scores of today's match; 13?13, 9?13, 13?1 an4-* 15?7. >'? I Racing Bill Passes Arkansas State Senate LITTLE ROCK. Ark., February 27.?By a vote of 17 to 16, the Mtnte senate today paxned the Sawyer racing; bill providing for a commission of three members and licensing; pari-uuituel bet- j tins machine*. ? Because the senate added an amendment exempting thirty-Ave , counties from the proviwions. of the hill the measure will be re turned to the house for concur rence. The measure has been subject- -"j ed to a bitter flgrht In the senate, but It waa predicted that final action would be taken todny.