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MINOR AND GRIFF
* BOTHTOATTEND President and Manager Will Go to Chicago for American League Meeting. NO DEALS ARE EXPECTED BY J. ED GRILLO. l*resident Ben Minor and Manager Clark Griffith both will attend the annual meeting of the American League, to be held in Chicago December 14. Manager Griffith did not intend to attend the gathering of the Johnson magnates, because he could not figure that it was going to be-of any benefit to him. But he changed his mind when President Minor suggested that .it would be policy for them both to attend the confab. Manager Griffith, accompanied by Mrs. Griffith, will go from the meeting to his five-thousand-acre ranch in Montana. There are some business matters to be straightened out with this property proposition, and it is essential that Griffith go there and look matters over. The Nationals' boss does not believe there is a chance for him to figure in any trade at the Chicago conference of the American League, for he figures that it is a bit too early to talk trade, although if any deal is discussed he will be a willing listener and also im- j part information as to what he would I like to get rid of in the way of players. | "The chances are that at this meet- I ing not a single trade or deal will be friade," Griff said. "It is not likely that any of the club owners will want to talk swap, though I see where Jim Dunn of Cleveland is willing to spend a fortune to add strength to his team. He may find what he wants, but it is not easy to make a big league club give up one of its stars." J Inflated salaries in base ball are a ! thing of the past. There is a general tendency in both major and minor league clubs to cut the players' salaries 1 to a point where it will be possible for j the clubs and employers of players to i eke out more than a mere existence. This is made evident by the reports j coming out of New York, where the ad- ( vance guard of the major and minor league magnates has arrived. All of them are in favor of reducing the salaries of the players, and no less a personage than August Herrmann, the head of the commission, added his approval to the pav-reduction plan when he issued the following statement: "There is no possibility of the pros- | ent salary rate being continued. It is . high time that necessary reduction in ! the earnings of the players, who have been getting the fat of the game, be brought down to where it will be possible for the men who have their money invested in the game to realize on it. "We can't go on in this way, because there is no chance for us to make any headway financially unless we get the j players* pay down to ? reasonable basis." In his interview in the New York Sun Herrmann adds this: "There is no denying that the club owners of both leagues are of the opinion that the system of running the world series should undergo quite a change, particularly in the division of the receipts. Personally, I believe there hould be some change, but I am not prepared to say that the players should get less money. It is my opinion that this question will be an important one at both league meetings." Herrmann expressed the opinion that both major leagues would take up the question of reforming the world series j at their meetings next week. Discussing his team. Herrmann smil- j ingly remarked. "As usual, we look j good in the winter time. Our team j a few players of ability. Mathewson wants a few positrons strengthened, after which he will have a club which will compare favorably with the best in the league. "Mathewson, by the way, is very solid in Cincinnati and the fans have every confidence in him. Matty doesn't talk much and so far he has not fed the fans with a lot of promises. He intends to let results speak for him. Everybody is with Mathewson. the fans, the club and the players, and somehow we all i feel he will be the man who will prove , to be Cincinnati's base ball deliverer." j WIFE DISTRUSTS CLIMATE, j Real Reason Moriarty Quit Mem- I phis to Become Umpire. MEMPHIS, Tenn., December 9.?The managerial situation is an open affair in Memphis, now that George Moriarty has decided to become an umpire. It must he admitted that George displayed ! rare courage in accepting an arbiter's : position, but when he did so he took i away from Tom Watkins the greatest Joy he ever possessed. George will never have another booster quite as loud in his praises as was Tom Wat- J kins, secretary of the club. Watkins had great faith in the ability of the Woodstock wizard, and he left everything in his charge. Moriarty held nothing against the south, but his wife did, and inasmuch as George is not returning to this section of the world it is taken for granted that he is not K/.u * K b ^ ? - - - - - - " ;tt V* OOUStOCK. Mrs. Moriarty was of the opinion that every mos'juito in Dixie carried fourteen milliev germs. and. as George had not been sick in nineteen years previous to his invasion of Dixie, h<* naturally blamed the typhoid which he drew in midseason upon the Dixie climate. Watkins is in receipt of several bids j for the job. but lie js not taking any ! of them very seriously. We is not in i favor of lifting a man from the ranks and establishing him in the leader's chair, for the simple reason that he <loesn't believe such a party can command the respect <<f his men- and Watkins is looking for rigid rules and . complete obedience on the 1017 ('hicks. Tom has wired big league headouar- j ter? for tips, and while the messages are being answered the bugs will step forward and announce their pick. BED SOX WILLING TO PAY $60,000 FOR W. JOHNSON BOHTO*. Drrrmbrr ? Tkr Boston Americans will bid $?0,0A(l for the services of Walter Johnson, crack pitcher of the Washington club. If he is on the market, President Harry Frarer of the local club stated today. Hia statement was made In connection with a report that the Cleveland team wan prepared to bid 980^000 to obtain Johnson. President K rarer said nothing had keen done officially in the matter an yet. Manager Griffith, when shown this dispatch, saidi 44Just put It la the barrel with all the other silly propositions. 1 have heard nothing from either Dnnn of Cleveland or Frasee about haying Johnson, and if 1 had 1 would not consider it for aninnte.w ? I TWO RECORDS SET BY MISSECKHARD1 Best Scores Ever Bowled b\ Local Woman Made Last Night. CHAPIN GETS BIG COUNT The highest set and game ever obtained by a woman bowler in the District of Columbia were rolled last night by Miss Edna Eckhardt in a special match. Miss Eckhardt of the Casinc quint knocked down a total of 350 pins -*? * ? 139. ml jn me mree cumcoia auu b"<- *?- ?the maples for the best game score, The count registered by Miss Eckhardt in the high game exceeds by seven pins the record of 125, formerly held by Mrs, Eva Vogelsberger. Miss Eckhardt obtained scores of 118 and 100 in her first and second games. No woman in the District has ever bowled as well as did Miss Eckhardt, and it is not probable that her scores soon will be surpassed. Chapin led the Continentals in a three-time victory over the Garrisons in the District League, rolling a set of 3S2. Chapin knocked down 115, 125 and 142 pins in his three games, exceeding by quite a margin the scores made by other players. Wright and Loveless did the next best work for the Continentals | and King led the Garrisons. King | registered two games of 128 and 124, but got only 90 in the other. Bartel was the star of the Fourth Section in its victory over the State five in the Interstate League. He toppled 130 in the opening contest and rolled 100 I and 102 in the second and third. Royals Win Three Games. The Royals won three straight from the Southeast Stars in ?the National Capital League, rolling a set of 1,605 in so doing. Krauss, anchor man for ! the winning club, was the star of the I match, his scores being 101, 107 and 132. I A close match was rolled between i the Grand Centrals and Westons, the former taking the first and third games and losing the second. The score of the opening contest was 540 to 533, the second 556 to 563 and the third 542 to 525. Pratt of the Westons was high man or ine matcn, nis scores oeing aao, 135 and 123. Vaeth's 352 for Grand Central was the next best total to Pratt's 376. Vaeth had games of 122, 105 and 125. Two clean sweeps were made in matches in the Knights of Columbus League, the Trinidads defeating the Champlains and the Ovandos taking the measure of the Santa Marias. McCarthy, anchor man for the Ovandos, was the high player. McCarthy registered 122. 3 03 and 143 for a total of 368. The scores: TERMINAL R. R. T. M. C. A. LEAGUE. Shops. Disbursement. Flaherty... 75 Hawkshaw. 95 97 104 Orns 100 102 83 Bradt 73 77 87 J.Carroll.. 90 81 75 Corning... 83 127 98 So per 84 77 79 Lehmann.. 90 90 82 Brent 100 104 103 Reun 94 80 92 E. Carroll.. .. 106 113 Totals 455 470 453 Totals 435 483 463 COLUMBIA LEAGUE. Sohlity. T. A. Cannons Whitacre.. lo? 83 76 Curtain... 84 95 83 Clark wl 89 91 Barron 95 98 117 Hintoti 115 83 80 Stanton 94 102 96 Welch 79 85 Rainey 81 79 103 Orhm 105 83 102 Dummy 85 85 85 Breen 106 Totals 499 423 455 Totals 439 459 484 MOUNT PLEASANT DUCKPIN LEAGUE. Newtons. Decatars. Olsen 86 98 86 Bain 81 89 90 Ombbs.... 90 91 97 Beall 94 88 90 McCarthy. 83 84 95 Mu?y 91 90 87 Keene 102 105 103 Maize 96 122 94 Logan 109 108 113 Yewell 79 86 87 Totals 470 492 494 Totals 441 475 448 ARCADE DOCKPIX LEAGUE. Phi Mu Sigma. Brlstola. GrofT 97 97 94 R.Jacob*.. 88 96 . univDNja. ill ioo J". n amrnan iin McC'mb'ge 89 102 102 Kendri?k.. 90 78 85 Noack 107 100 112 A.Jacob*.. 97 105 80 Morgan... 103 119 87 Galleber.. 110 101 81 Mlchaud.. 102 105 88 Totals 513 518 508 Totals 487 485 456 CAPITAL CITY DUCKPIN LEAGUE. Easterners. Indians. Sullivan... 107 91 101 Darr 81 82 81 Johnson... 91 96 91 I^ansdale.. 75 103 88 E. Pulaski. 95 83 79 Brown 103 90 91 Ford 100 79 104 ('.Boston., 108 115 101 1.Pulaski.. 84 86 84 Lanahan.. 100 99 91 Totals 477 435 459 Totals 467 489 452 DISTRICT DUCKPIN LEAGUE. Continentals. Garrisons. Manghum. 97 111 95 Burtner... 127 111 86 Odder 111 100 102 Keiff 93 99 90 Ix>vel?*s*.. 116 94 120 Crowley... 88 100 88 Chapin.... 115 125 142 King 90 128 124 Wright... 100 123 103 Spies* 110 88 81 Totals 539 553 562 Totals 508 520 469 C. A P. TEL. CO. DUCKPIN LEAGUE. Interdepartmental. Contract. Hunter 101 87 86 Hunt 82 102 79 (ox 9u 102 105 Harden... 95 80 .. J. Fraber.. 96 88 79 Smith 87 F. FraleT. 104 90 96 Smith 80 .. Phipps 116 99 87 Sands 103 124 Clements.. 104 111 102 Kowzee.... 89 86 88 Totals 507 466 453 Totals 450 482 480 Engineers. Auditors. Blnford 94 85 98 Evans.' 106 92 85 Araer 89 96 83 Weils 94 117 96 Cramp ton.. 104 115 103 Thomas.... 94 85 88 Smith 109 103 78 Strieby 81 92 100 Hughes.... 101 109 87 Perry 94 100 78 Totals 497 508 449 Totals 491 486 457 Construction. Maintenance. Robertson. 109 80 99 Hallock... 81 87 70 Ifowells... 114 92 106 Knowles. . 72 92 86 Zel.ley 89 85 94 Crozen 91 85 106 J jjugan 92 83 101 Merrick... 76 104 81 Ford 95 94 89 Dummy.... 80 Kurt* 80 82 Totals 499 434 490 Totals 400 448 428 INTERSTATE DUCKPIN LEAGUE. State. Fourth Section. Callalier. .. 1??3 97 94 Goggln . . . . 97106102 ( r-wKv... 82 h H 83 McMnty... 93 9." 79 S*hindler.. HH Hi 92 Mardcns... 90 93 93 Hal! burton. *9 74 102 Kimliall... 82 92 8H Frlwl 102 97 92 Hartal 130 100 102 Totals 402 437 403 ToUla 488 480 452 DISTRICT DUCKPIN LEAGUE. Crand Central. Westou*. F.iker loo 117 97 Ferguson.. 107 104 111 Jolliffe 95 138 97 Milaua 106 90 W Marlae*.. 114 103 107 Bchott 100 113 95 Meaney. .. 103 93 118 King 102 115 110 Vaeth 122 105 125 Pratt 118 1S5 123 Totals 540 556 542 Totals 533 563 523 K. OF C. DUCKPIN LEAGUE. Trinidad*. Champlatns. Cun'gba.iu 93 114 82 Wall 83 85 70 Howard... 88 88 9i Ttioll 85 71 81 M*Clo?key 9? 87 82 KullDan... 98 $9 114 i IjitKulait*.. 115 92 9*i Horen 89 107 90 1 IV lion 87 M 106 McXickle.. 107 92 92 ! Totals.. 473 485 157 Totals.. 482 449 450 Ovaitflo. Santa Marias. Warren... 91 95 88 McDou'gh. 88 94 87 Waiiler... M 85 88 Dolan 108 83 78 Hu?-k 85 109 85 Fisher 82 99 72 gninn.... 92 1<*6 89 19-rrang... 80 90 93 McCarthy. 122 Hfl 143 Kane 87 108 91 Totals.. 474 49S 480 Totals.. 442 474 421 SOUTHEAST DUCKPIN LEAGUE. Trojans. Steel Plants. Hancock.. Htt 94 83 Rae 80 101 8fl Fry** 85 85 85 Srhwenk.. 83 91 82 J.Murphy. 88 89 91 Dumny... 85 85 815 Danbrosia. 97 80 97 Mitchell.. 120 94 8ti t. Murphy. 105 96 99 Steiwer... 87 113 9? Totals.. 478 444 455 Totals.. 455 484 443 DEPARTMENTAL DUCKPIN LEAGUE. Marines. War. Moor* 90 83 128 Jacobaen.. 100 98 9." I H-tunm... 121 92 111 Cold re n... 99 102 88 I H.iR las... 105 1<?9 108 lfusted... 92 92 107 Ilinkle. ... 95 92 92 Klmbel.... 9211310* Dillon 117 90 91 Arata 98 111 121 Totals.. 528 466 530 Totals.. 481 516 518 POST OFFICE DUCKPIN LEAGUE. Independent. Niglit Force. Waaney... 96 94 98 Knee 112 96 KM Oosnell.... 98 90 87 Grimes.... 89 84 78 HaskeU... 95 98 93 Rapaaey... 137 93 9] Vkh'SatoV..' 94 97 101 Rchnappi.. 98 84 10C Kinaey.... 112 92 90 Barratt... 110 107 81 Totals^ *M*U *09 Totals** MM**M \ X" . ] GEORGETOWN Ql 14-GAME SCHE1 Blue and Gray Basket r St. Josephs in First ( Kerr Captain of BY H. C. BYBD. Georgetown will open Its basket ball season next week, Mount St. Joseph's being- scheduled to appear here next Friday night in the opening contest. The list of games-is not as difficult as some of those that have been attempted in former years, but several strong , quints will be met. [ The Blue and Gray squad has been t practicing: for some time. Several of , the players are out for foot ball, and, , of course, have not yet reported for the indoor sport. However, all candidates will be in uniform the first of | next week, and the workouts will be started in earnest. O'Lone is captain of the team. He has played forward for the last two seasons and is doing- fine work in practice. Beside O'Lone, two members of i last year's team are out, and both are expected to strengthen the squad. They are Donnolly and Shugrue. The former played well as guard and the latter was one of the best forwards in the city. The material as a whole is betJ ter than usual, and it is expected that I a strong combination will be developed. Among the new candidates are Jimmy O'Boyle, Harry O'Boyle, Kelliher, Houston, Morris, Denniston, Green, Brannigan. Marsden, Toraey, Traynor J and Smeach. Of the new men, Smeach probably is the best. He played for the Connellsville High School last year, and was rated one of the best centers in the western part of Pennsylvania, and that \ is where they develop some mighty good players. Smeach is tall and wiry? an ideal build for center. He is the man banked upon to fill the position regularly. Smeach has been out for foot ball. Here is the list of games to be played: December 15?Mt. St. Joseph's, at Georgetown. January 10?Gallaudet, at Georgetown. BUREAU STANDARDS DUCKPIN LEAGUE. Union. Crackerjacks. Lowell 97 110 82 Vol* 83 92 71 Woodward 87 88 77 Klein 72 100 83 Hill 82 110 123 Knoop 84 79 lOl Snyder.... 97 94 80 McKeon... 94 99 90 Sherly 95 97 117 Berry 87 77 87 Totals.. 458 503 479 Totals.. 420 447 434 NATIONAL CAPITAL DUCKPIN LEAGUE. Royals. Southeast Stars. Halley.... 120 99 102 Demar 89 109 103 Rfvniii 108 112 98 Gnddnrd.. 102 87 92 Carroll 117 106 104 Work* 105 84 101 Stanford.. 89 107 103 Klilpley... 105 121 87 Krause 101 107 132 Shanks.... 95 100 102 Totals.. 535 531 531) Totals.. 490 507 485 BUREAU DUCKPIN LEAGUE. Examiner*. Nationals. Pampler.. 100 98 88 Brahler.... 90 107 78 Kates 91 89 100 Ch'mberlain 80 85 82 Palmer... 78 94 103 Klnsfather. 87 94 85 Horner 100 144 85 Boyd 93 92 92 Stelle 79 92 80 Wolst 98 84 92 Totals 454 517 451 Totals 454 462 429 COMMERCIAL DUCKPIN LEAGUE. Barber A Ross. Southern Railway. Johnson... 96 83 85 Coe 95 108 120 Cissel 100 85 96 Campbell.. 121 98 99 Warnke... 85 88 88 Pecan 87 99 106 Tompkins. 106 113 110 Blatsdell.. 102 96 96 Wetzel.... 80 91 90 Kupfer... 102 117 88 Totals 476 460 469 Totals 507 516 509 Merchants* Transfer. W.. R. A E. A. Assn. Israel 94 107 105 Farrell.... 101 88 92 Doccett... 96 98 103 Gardner... 98 77 86 A.Colman. 89 107 99 Anderson.. 90 113 92 Austin 89 86 88 Noack 94 87 88 Wiltb'ger. 103 86 102 Brooks.... 87 93 101 Totals 471 477 497 Totals 470 458 459 FOURTEENTH STREET DUCKPIN LEAGUE. Fisher's Cleaners. Owls. Fisher 90 89 114 Holzbierl'n 101 101 94 Breswetz 96 O'Leary 93 98 Harvey... 93 84 .. J.Multerer 91 .. VanD'sen. 102 93 Xander... 81 90 89 Root 81 95 75 Moran 83 92 97 Seaman... 98 92 91 F.Multerer 110 79 104 Totals 4*4 433 43* Totals 40* 453 482 TERMINAL DUCKPIN LEAGUE. Shop*. Disbursement. Flaherty.. 73 Hawkshaw. 05 07 104 Ours 10* 1<I2 83 lirartt 73 77 87 J.Carroll.. 00 81 73 Corning 83 127 0? Soper 84 77 70 Lehmann... 00 0* 82 Brent 100 104 103 Renn 94 8* 92 E.Carroll.. .. 106 113 Totals 455 470 433 Totals^.435 483 4*3. MASONIC DUCKPIN LEAGUE. National. Columbia. Watts 03 91 89 Oliver 90 88 112 Del Grose. 73 80 89 Ackman.. 02 09 120 Tiffany... 72 91 9* Ronneman. 108 100 08 Loving.... 84 00 9* Krleger... 123 193 00 Miller 103 113 0* Schmidt... 107 104 98 Totals 427 488 466 Totals 620 494 53* ANNUAL GYM NIGHT. Epiphany Athletic Association Holds Interesting Event. Epiphany Athletic Association held its annual gym. night Friday. More than 300 spectators were in attendance. Drills, marching, basket ball, boxing, wrestling, jumping and all athletic indoor sports were indulged In. Prof. Holt's orchestra played the overture, after which the classes of the < Misses Whitcomb made their appearance. These young women marched, ; forming twos, fours and eights, then to ; single file, zig-zagging and squares. This was followed by a few health exercises. Basket ball games were played between the two Junior teams, the first senior team and Sigma Chapter, the | second and third teams, and the Delta and Sigma tqams of the Girls' Basket Ball League. Then followed boxing, wrestling and gym. work. The feature of the evening was the boxing bout between Masters Thurston Dean and Donald Plant, two elevenyear-old boys. The receipts of the evening will be used for the purchase of unirorms ror me mcmucrs 01 cue u?o; ket ball teams. TINKER'S DAYS NUMBERED. Weeghman Admit* He I* After Kan| ager to Replace Joe. CHICAGO, December 9.?Charles H. ' Weeghman, president of the Chicago ; National League Club, admitted last night that he was after a manager to succeed Joseph B. Tinker. He said, however, that he would be unable to make any definite announcement until ! after the meeting of the National League in New York next week. Weeghi man said the man he hopes to sign is a bench manager. Tea and Coffee Companies United. NEW YORK, December 9.?Five companies operating 256 tea and coffee stores and ranking together, it Is said, as the largest distributer of these staples in ; this country have been purchased by j Merrill Lynch 4b Co., bankers, for $10,| 000.000. The Jones Bros.* Tea and Grand : Union Tea companies, both estab' lished In 1S92, and the Globe Grocery Stores, Anchor Pottery Company and Jones Brothers' Importing Company are the concerns bought. ' Official Coint in South Dakota. PIERRE. S. D.. December 9.?Charles E. Hushes' pf rallty in South Dakota In the November election was 5,070. accord< ins to elds I figures announced by the i state canvass board. The total vote r was: Hughes. M.201; Wilson. 69.101. Allan L. BensOti. socialist candidate for '^77^n<1 J' I"rank Han JINT WILL OPEN DULE NEXT WEEK : Ball Squad Meets Mt. ' Contest December 15. G. W. U. Eleven. J r . January 12?Johns Hopkins, at Georgetown. January 16?Open. January 20?George Washington, mt I.M.C.A. January 24?Navy, at Annapolis. January 26?St. John's, at Georgetown. January 31?Seton llall. at Newark. February 1?St. John's, at Brooklyn. February 2?Pending. February 8?Crescent A,. C., at Brooklyn. February 7?George Washington, at Georget'n. February 9?Gallaudet. at Kendall Green. February 10?Mt. St. Joseph's, at Baltimore. Feb. 13?Franklin and Marshall, at Georget'n. February 19?Bucknell, at Georgetown. It will be noticed that the Hilltoppers have not scheduled a trip before the holidays. In previous years they went up to New York to play four games In and around that city before getting in crnnd onnHltlnn Thnt trln iiRiiallv rfl- t suited In several defeats, because a r basket ball team on a foreign floor Is j at a great disadvantage, anyway, and in playing against a quint In better I condition its troubles are only accen- c tuated. c George Kerr, left tackle, has been elect- 1 ed to the captaincy of the George Wash- j ington University foot ball team for next year. Kerr first played foot ball at Bates * College, leaving that institution in com- c pany with John Butler to enter Catholic University in the fall of 1915. He left C. U. before the end of the year and last c September came to George Washington ? to finish his course in law. Kerr is a t junior in the law school. He is a very c . capable player, having proved himself c one of the most stalwart forwards wear- \ ing the colors of the Hatchetites last season. Georgetown is in New Orleans today for the final game of its 1916 foot ball season. The Blue and Gray eleven meets Tulane University. Georgetown, unless it is affected by its long trip and other conditions, should win by a decisive margin. A report from New Orleans stated this morning that cool weather and clear skies were certain, and if to that could have been added a hard turf, Georgetown will be likely to run wild. Tulane will face the most elusive set of backs it has been against this year and should consider itself lucky if it is not defeated by more than four or five touchdowns. FAMOUS GOLFER KILLED James Braid, Former British Open Champion, Fatally Hurt Boarding a Train. James Braid, the pride of Scottish golfers and one of the great trium- t virate which ruled the British golfing 2 world, was killed yesterday while boarding a moving train at Waterloo station, London. He was thrown back_ _? . .. . ? waru on nis neaa, aying on tne way to g a hospital. Braid, Taylor and Vardon were without doubt the three greatest golfers of the world and divided among themselves sixteen British open championships, of which Taylor and Braid each won five and Vardon six. The latter won the last open championship played in 1914, just prior to the outbreak of war. Just as important to the British golfer as the open championship which is played at medal play is the "News of the World" tournament at match play. On this event Braid seemed to have a firm hold, for he won seven out of the last nine competitions. Was Born at Fifeshire. Braid was born at Fifeshire, Scotland, in 1870, and early in life showed signs of being a great golfer. He received his early golf education on the Gullane links and won the club championship when only sixteen years old. As a youngster he was not always able to obtain tremendous distance off the tee, but, as he himself said, on going out one day he found his ball traveling from forty to fifty yards father than ever before, and was never fully able to explain the phenomenon. In 3 901, the same year that Harold H. Hilton won his second amateur championship, Braid carved his way into the select circle by winning the British open championship from a representative field, which included Vardon, Taylor and Herd, over the course at Muirfleld. He won again In 1905, 1906, 1908, and his last victory came in 1910. Braid was known as one of the most taciturn golfers who ever swung a club, and was frequently called the "unsmiling." Notwithstanding this fact, he was loved by all, his spirit of good fellowship and modest Scotch humor endearing him to every one he met. He was scheduled to come here last year in company with Taylor, but on account of the loss of the Lusitania did not make the trip. NO CIVILIANS ARE TO BE MADE ARMY AVIATORS a Enough Officers Have Applied to Fill 1917 Vacancies, Chief Signal | Officer Reports. There will be no civilian aviators appointed to the army aviation service 1 during the fiscal year 1917, Brig. Gen. ' Scriven, chief signal officer, says in his annual report. Enough line officers of the army have applied for transfer to the air service, the report adds, to fill all vacancies under the 1917 authorized strength of the corps. A total of seventy-seven officers were either detailed to the corps or under 8 instruction at the time the report was P prepared. Efforts are being made, l however. Gen. Scriven says, to develop t a reserve corps of 300 officers and 2.000 trained men. In order to assure them 0 training the men enrolled will be called c into active service during as much of r the year as they can devote to the work and many will be detailed to civilian aviation schools at the government's d expense. ? c HAUGHTON WARNS PLAYERS. 1 a B Urges That They Keep Up in Studies, I in Personal Letter. t CAMBRIDGE. Mass., December 9.? Coach Percy D. Haughton, of the c Harvard football team, last night sent v a personal letter to all candidates for n next year's eleven, urging them to keep 8 up in scholarship "as a part of their football duties." J "This year's defeat," he wrote, "cfin a be traced to slackness in study between ?, the time of last year's game and mid- ti year, when men whose presence on the team would probably have turned the scale, got on probation at the college office, their services being finally lost to the team." ^ Cards Release Butler. ?, ST. LOUIS. December 9.?Arthur s Butler, for three years pinch hitter and b utility for the St. Louis Cardinals, has h been released to Frank Chance's Los g Angeles Club, of the Paclflc Coast League, it was announced yesterday, just before Manager Miller Huggina left cl for New Tork,. where ha will attend the' C National League-meeting opening Tube* t< < ? ;?? PUrERSARE FINED rifty-One Appeared in Exhibitions After Season's Close. IOHNSON AMONG NUMBER CINCINNATI, December -An im?ortant bulletin was issued last night >y the national base ball commission nfllctlng fines upon major league ball flayers who took part In exhibition rames after the regular season had :losed. Pifty-one players from thirteen of he sixteen major league teams were Ined amounts ranging from $25 to $100. lowever, the commission was lenient o an extent and suspended the fines >n thirty-eight players, allowing only hlrteen fines to stand. The men* who nust pay are Players Henrlksen, anvrin, Shorten, Hoblitxell, Lewis, dcNally, Scott, Cady, Ruth and Barry >f the world champion Boston American League team;* Players Cobb and foung of the Detroit Americans, and flayer Davis of the Philadelphia Amercans. All of these were fined $100 each, except Cobb, who must pay $50. The fines on the Boston Americans came as the result of a game played it New Haven, Conn., in violation of he rule against members of the world champions playing in games after the close of the season. Barry did not play, >ut managed the team that did play. Other Fines Suspended. Davis was fined as the manager of a earn which played in various eastern cities, but the fines of the remainder >f the team were suspended because it ras brought out in the testimony that Davis had assured his teammates that is had the word of President Johnson >f the American League that there vould be no official objection to the earn playing. The commission states that President Tohnson simply advised Davis to take up he matter with the chairman of the comnission, which, according to the chairnan, he failed to do. The chairman, Aurust Herrmann, states that had Davis a ken the matter up with him a refusal o play would have been the only possible uling. Player Young was fined for playng with a team in the east after the lisbandment of the Canadian tourists, vhile Ty Cobb was fined on account of list having taken part in the game at <Jew Haven against the Boston Americans. Those players who were fined, but whose Ines were suspended, are: Players Bush. Dubuc, Burns, Young, Itanage. Boland and Dauss of Detroit; dullen. Oilhooley and Nunamaker of the 'Jew York Americans and Chapman. Ipe&ker and Gandil of the Cleveland earn, each $50, for participating in games it Ottawa and Montreal. Johnson Is Among Them. Players Johnson of Washington, Alextnder of Philadelphia Nationals, Wheat md Stengel of Brooklyn and Carey of ?ittsburgh, $25 each for playing in a fame in Joplin, Mo. Plover Raiiman of New York Ameri eans. $50 for playing at Indianapolis over he protest of Manager McGill of the Inlianapolls club. Players Mullen, Love and Alexander ?f the New York Americans, $50 each for >lay!ng at Lenox Oval. New York. Players Maisel, Baker. Peckinpaugh ind Shawkey of the New York Amercans; Eixey and Bender of the Philalelphia Nationals; Bush, Schang. Mey?rs and Strunk of the Philadelphia Vmericans; Collins of the Chicago Americans; Plank of the St. Louis Vmericans and Chase of Cincinnati, $50 each for playing in various eastern :ities. This was the team managed by flarry Davis, whose members told the ;ommission that Davis had assured hem that President Johnson had said here would be no official objection. Players Koob, St. Louis Americans; Danforth of the Chicago Americans and ^rendergast of the Chicago Nationals, 125 each for playing in various inde>endent games. Thirteen Are Exonerated. The cases of thirteen players, other han the above mentioned, werfe Invesigated and the players were exonerated. They were Player Nehf of the Boston Nationals, who took part in a fame at Indianapolis against the proest of President McGilL Nehf showed hat he had the consent of the Boston Nationals' president and that he did ?ot know that President McGill had irotested; that as soon as he found his out he canceled other games and vished to abide by the rules. The following members of the New fork Nationals were exonerated when t was shown that in playing exhibiion games at Easton, Scranton and ?ther cities they were playing under nstructions from the New York Naional League club and that the noneys were collected by this club: iurns, Lobert, Robertson, Zimmerman, rietcher, Kauff. Holke, Kocker, Perritt, Doolin, Schupp and McCarthy. The commission stated that any furher violation of the rules relative to rfaying in exhibition games would be nore severely dealt with, and' that in ase any of the players whose fines vere suspended should violate the rule Lgain, the original fine would be imtosed and a much heavier one added. DIRECTOR TODD TO ASK FEDERAL RADIO CONTROL KTants Congress to Establish a Monopoly of. Its Service by Buying: Private Stations. Congress will be asked at the present ession to establish a government molopoly of radio communication between hip and shore stations through the urchase of all private radio stations n the United States now engaged in hat work. A new radio act to carry >ut that design is being framed, acordlng to Commander D. W. Todd, diector of naval communication, by a pecial board representing all executive eparimenis 01 me governnjpnt. "The necessity for strong government ontrol of radio communication," says Jlrector Todd, "becomes more necesary as ship and shore stations inrease in, number. Interference and onsequent inefficient communication fill continue until such control is obained. >*. "To centralize control of traffic it is eslrable to open all naval stations, exept a few reserved for government fork exclusively, to commercial busies8 and the purchase of all commerial shore stations engaged in ship to hore work is essential." Director Todd says that gratifying rogress has been made with the enollm^nt" of civilian radio, operators as reserve for the government service, ome 200 having already filed applicalon. -Italian Seaplanei Baid Trieste. ROME, via Paris, December S.?Two taltan seaplanes raided Trieste Thursay, according: to an official statement isned by the admiralty. The statement ays that the raiders dropped Ave ombs on naval sheds and returned unarmed. although subjected to a heavy re from tht Austrian anti-aircraft una. , . The manufacture of toy is for British hlldren ii to 'be encouraged as a anadlan industry. A collection of the ^s^m^stJn.^dei^nd^ln^Bngland ivlll FAVORS HEW SEMES American Association Willing to Play International League. EACH CLUB PUTS UP $50C INDIANAPOLIS, December 9.?Aftei the election of Thomas J. Hickey o: Minneapolis to succeed President Thorn as M. Chivington of Chicago, the Ameri can Association took action at the an nual meeting here yesterday whicl practically assures a series of interleague games with the Internationa League. The question of a third majoi league, as proposed, to consist of foui American Association and four Inter national League clubs, was discussed (nfnrmollv ProoMont HlrlCM'. who tOOV the chair shortly after being elected announced, but added that the magnate: did not take the proposed league se riously. Louisville was chosen headquarters o the league for the coming year, bu President HIckey said the removal o the headquarters to that city would no be until some time after the first o the year, depending on the time it wil take to wind up his personal affairs ii Minneapolis. The pennant for 1916 was formall: awarded to Louisville. No action wa taken on the question of reducing th salary limit for players or limiting th number of players, although both ques tions were discussed. New Schedule Committee. A schedule committee, consisting o O. H. Wathen, Louisville; Mike Cantil Ion, Minneapolis; A. F. Timme, Mil waukee, anrf the president, was appoint ed. It will meet in Kansas City Feb ruary 24. It was decided that if the series wit the International League is arranged th American Association will play 112 gamei or 154 games if the interleague serie falls through. The opening games wi coincide with those of the major league: President E. G. Barrow of the Inter national League, in a telegram, approve the plan for an interleague series an invited the American Association clu owners to attend the International Leagu meeting in New York next Monday President Hickey wired Mr. Barrow tha a committee, consisting of himself. Wa then, Cantillon, Timme. J. C. McGill. If) dianapolis. and John W. Norton of S Paul, would attend, with power to act fo the other three club owners. Roger Bres nahan, Toledo; George Tebeau. Kansa City, and E. M. Schoenborn, Columbu: who could not make the trip. Interleague Series Plans. The plan for the interleague series, a explained by President Hickey, calls fc each club in the two leagues to put u $500, a total of $8,000, before August this to be apportioned at the end of th series among the seven clubs winning th greater number of games. President Hickey said he would nc be ready to announce his staff of uir pires until the meeting of the schedul committee. "My one purpose," said Mr. Hicke after the meeting, "will be to harmor ize the factions in the association, have no one to reward, as I did not as for the support of a single club owne The fact that some of the club ownei would rather have retained Mr. Chi> ington as president will not affect m actions in any way in my future dea ings with the league^** Mr. Chivington. who left the meetin shortly after being defeated for re-ele< tion by a vote of five to three, ga\ out the following statement: "Explanations or excuses for defes interest no one but the man who ws defeated. I have nothing to say. I ha\ no plans for the future, but will retur to Chicago and will remain there." Mr. Chivington started for Chicag " late yosterday afternoon and the clu owners began departing for their horr cities just as soon as they could g< trains after the meeting. STAGE COACH DISPLACED IN YELLOWSTONE PARI Automobile to Be Used for Trans portation at Beginning of Next Season, Annual Report Says. The doom of the old-fashioned stag coach in Yellowstone National Park j announced! Again the automobile is the winnei In the first annual report of R. B. Mar shall, superintendent of national park: to the Secretary of the Interior, mad public today, it is stated that the admis sion of privatfe automobiles in the Yel lowstone has proved a tremendous sue cess during two seasons, and now tha the roads have been greatly improved i is planned to discontinue the horse-draw stage and use automobile transportatio entirely in this park beginning with th season of 1917. When this is accomplish ed, transportation in all of the nations parks will be by automobile. All of the parks, the report states, ar now open to motorists and practical! nil objectionable restrictions that wer impossd in the past have been eliminated The road leading from Cody, the horn of Buffalo Bill, up the Shoshone river t the lake formed by the impounding of th river waters by the great Shoshone dam thence up the North Fork of this river t the eastern entrance to Yellowstone Park which is Just below the beautiful Sylvai pass in the Absaroka range, was openei this season for the first time as a genera highway for tourist travel. More thai 3.300 persons entered or departed from th park via this route during the summer and this "Cody entrance," as it is called has been described by many who enjoye< its wonders as the "sensation of the sea son." INCREASE OF $340,000 FROM NATIONAL FORESTS fteport of Henry 8. Graves, Chief ol Service, Shows Advance In Development Work. An increase of more than $340,000 ii receipts from the national forests ovei the previous year is noted by Henry S Graves, chief of the forest service, ii his annual report just made public Rapid progress in land classification, i material advance in development work in which road building is a large factor and relatively small'losses from fores) fires were features of the year, according to the report. Receipts from timbei were over 11,400,000, a 20 per cent increase, while grazing/ receipts were 11,200,000, and water, power rentali brought In $100,000. A Steady increase in the returns from the national forests is expected by th< chief forester. In spite of the unstable and unhealthy condition of th? lumber market a steady and increasing local demand for national forest timber is created by the upbuilding of the country. The returns from grazing will Increase as more stock uses the forests, in consequence of range improvement and the development of new ranges it Is stated. "The present demand for grazing privileges on a majority of the national Xorests," says the report, "far exceedi the carrying capacity,.and^th?< demand 4a-o?fAhg;lncrs? ?." I A steam, a scrub, a rub?and then a That's all there is to a a new man of one. Take ii to keep in condition. We want to emphasiz provided here. Everythir ' every attendant skilled; ev furnishing modern and real r in a more inviting Bath an i better one. Barber service until ? until 1 P.M. on Sundays. E ; Riggs=Lafayet i Riggs Building?1 ? "Twenty-four1 C ????? ! ROD Ar f - t ' f 11 R V-/ v^, ^^^3HBB525SSISriII!IiSIS?I?SISSiSSI^S b e S. H. HOWISON AND F. H. Pll r, X ? One hundred and twenty quail and t. thirty-two rabbits were bagged by F. r H. Purks and Stephen Howison on an ^ outing in King George county, Va., the 3, former home of Purks. The outing was one of the most successful participated in by Washington sportsmen this season. We had hoped to get a turkey 01 >r two," said Purks, "but feed is plentifu ^ and the weather was so mild that th king birds refused to take bait. "A little blustery weather and snow will drive them to the baited spots," he )t added, "and then there ought to be some fine sport. Turkeys are plentifu le in King George this season." The sportsmen made their headquar ^ ters with relatives of Purks* at Comorn I a village about midway between Smith'; k wharf on the Potomac and Hop Yare on the Rappahannock. They reachee their destination from Fredericksbur* y in an automobile. "We had good weather the four day g we were out with the dogs," sai< Purks, "and the trip was a most en re joyable one." The sportsmen found quail mon it plentiful than usual, they said, and in ls trouble was experienced in locating 'e the birds. Rabbits also were plentiful n but the gunners did not pay so mucl attention to them, picking up one oc ;o casionally, until they had killed thirty b two. le Purks said he wanted to return dur ;t ing the Christmas holidays and try t< get a turkey. He believes his succesi probably will depend largely upon th< weather conditiorts. There recently were three happj (anglers on the river near Wevertoii a short distance from Harper's Ferry on a week-end outing. They were Fre? H. Geyer, William H. Frey and Johi . W. Hurley. When the trio made a star the night before there was every in dication of tine weather, and th? weather was all right in the morninr. "But it remained all right only j short while," said one of the trio "First it got cloudy, then there wa: rain, which was quickly followed b: ^ hall, and snow came as a climax." is In spite of the serious weather trou ble, however, each sportsman landet one fish. At times the cold weathei r- drove them ashore, where an at - tractive campflre made conditions mor< 3 pleasant than in the boats and when ' steaming- food satisfied the inner man e It was while Frey was enjoying th? warmth of the fire that he landed s gamester that weighed two and one half pounds. "He would have caught a seconc ,t one," remarked his friend Hurley t "had not a big fish carried away his 11 line." n Fred Geyer had the most exciting tinu n in his career as an angler when he pulled e from the cold water a fish that weighed three and one-half pounds, and Hur'ey " topped the catch with a bass weighing il five pounds. "I've been after a big one all the season," said Hurley, "and at last my e efforts were rewarded." e "You j?otta stop kick in' my dog I around." were the familiar words of e the campaign song that appealed to 0 John Havenner last week, when an e apparently half-starved hound dog ap, peared near his home at Oxon Hill. ' fell and looked appealingl.v toward him " Determined that the poor hound ^ should no longer be kicked around, if ? it had undergone such treatment, the ' young huntsman led it to the house and fed it. and now "Jack," as the fl Air liot- Kuan ntimorl iu (HIP n? thr? ' pets of the family. i Two days after the stray animal reached the Havenner home its early morning yelping: suggested to the family that there was something wrAng with it. and its new master hurried to make an investigation. John met the dog: almost on the k same spot he met it two days before, ) but, instead of being the poor, weakened creature it was then, it displayed signs of being in full health and vigor, and, instead of looking for something f to eat, it deposited a big, fat rabbit at its master's feet. Charles Havenner, a youthful brother of the owner of the dog, and Emmett Bailey were out for a week-end trip on the Havenner farm. "We were only out two or three 1 hours." said Charles, "but it was long enough to get four quail and five squirr rels." !. A bird potpie was served for Sunday j dinner. Mack Sparrough. usually a lucky 1 angler, had his luck with him on a , week end trip to Aquia creek with Bernard Harding, The sportsmen encoun' tered no such weather as that encountered in the Harpers Ferry section by Fred H. Geyer, W. H. Frey and John W. Hurley. "We were not troubled by rain or snow," said Sparrough. "Our only trou> ble was taking fish off the hook." i For three hours the two anglers remained in one position without experiencing a "touch." Sparrough never 1 was a believer in shifting from place to 1 place, howe^fr, and at the end of the patient wait along came the bass. > "We landed eighty-one fish," said one < of the anglers, "and ten of them weighed more than three pounds apiece. The others were not so large." Seventy-one of the fish were caught 1 with live bait. The others were caught with spoons. Having enjoyed the week end trip to ' Aquia creek, Sparrough and Harding Tuesday morning went to Freestone to i get an Idea of how the fish are caught I In. seines. William Baumgarten and - JTraok Davia. accompanied them, and a plunge, J refreshing nap. I Turkish Bath?hut it makes ... 1 t regularly?and you're sure . . I e the wonderful facilities j ig as clean as a new pin; ery detail of equipment and ly elegant. You were never ywhere?there couldn't be a P.M. every evening; and lut the Bath never closes. :te Baths, Inc., L5th and G Streets. hour Service." 1 4D GUN. | / F UKS GUNNING AT COMORN, VA. I when the four sportsmen had finished. participating in the haul they were prepared to eat more than their share 1 of lish. They operated a seine that was one 5 j mile long-. Six residents of Virginia . j and the four sportsmen did the hauling, and when their work was finished J they had a supply of more than bass that weighed from l1^ to 4^ pounds, scores of large yellow percW and winter shad and a supply of small1 er fish. ? "It was a novel experience for us," commented Baumgarten. A fish dinner was in demand as soon ' as the hundreds of fish were seen. There i had been no preparations made for % cooking fish, but the sportsmen man" 1 aged to cook a few of them on planks. 1 | Later they found an old stove on the ! fishing shore, and it was an easy mat_! ter to cook fish enough for all hands. ' I John E. Rattenfleld. John E. Batten5 ; field. Jr.: M. Sackett, John Longtime, i ' H. Poetzman, Leonard BattenlieWl. M. j I Rinehart. William Battenfield and Wll, liam Halfpan were members of a week *! end party of anglers at PiseatawaT i and Farmington. s : The nine sportsmen made the trif? to , 1 Piscataway creek in .spe?d boats, and 1 the occupants of the several speeders - participated in an earner roniesi. I Perch were plentiful, but the bass were a not numerous enough to keep the 3 ! sportsmen busy. j ; One hundred and twenty-five perch , I and six bass, the bass weighing fouri ; teen pounds, were landed. The fish - | were bunched and the question of ?u ; premacy was not determined. - J Harry Rudesheim has not missed 3 j many week end trips to Chapawamsic, s | and he usually has been able to return e with a string of big bass and pike... "Usually m??re bass that pike," according to Charles R. Holman. / On his recent trip he landed sixteen , bass, among them being several threri. ! pounders. i i Another week end angler at Chapai j wamsic was A. ?v Hinderer, His catch t totaled twenty-three bass, the heaviest - | one weighing two and one-half pounds. e| | William A. Tettlnger and A. Ti? * ' Schroth spent a pleasant day at Glebe ' j Club last week. They went to the club s; with the intention of doing a little V J ducking on the Patuxent, but' the ! blinds were all occupied and they con I tented themselves at the club, where a 1 i duck dinner occupied their time. r i The sportsmen said they saw quite a - | number of ducks on the river, although * i not so many as were reported on the i I lower Potomac and tributaries. Those * j who tried their luck returned ashore ? with well filled gamebags. " ! Joe Morgan, member of Inspector I Onnfc fnrno ot < ? ' : fond of fish and fishing. His duties are I so cOnfininp, however, that he seldom 3 ! pets an opportunity to wet his lines. 1 Joe was in a reminiscent mood one * j day last week and his hearers learned 1 something of flshinp for pike in the 1 ! Mississippi river near St. Paul. | "The fish were so thick in the river," ' said Morpan, "that there scarcely was room for water. "It was an easy matter for me to catch e.000 pike," he added, "and transfer them to a nearby pond." "How larpo was the pond?" asked one of the listeners. j P.a*" ball is not the only sport that appeals to Benjamin S. Minor. Bast week be accompanied Gcorpe B. Mason, his brother-in-law, to his former hofrfg at Comoro, Va.. ami enjoyed two days* sport in the fields and on the water. "There are plenty of turkeys in Kinp Georpe." said the base ball enthusiast, "but we did not encounter any of them." The two sportsmen and four residents of the county one morr.inp happed eleven larpe. fat peese and numerous <iuail" and rabbits. B. T. McCartney and Andrew Robinson last week had an enjoyable outinp in the neiphborhood of HeathsvIHe, , Northumberland county. Va., where hcrA j - ' |?'V.C u^uan. .3 town gunning La-CK or experienced dogs made the sport a little slow," they said, but they killed game enough to make the trip interesting. "Early in the week," said McCartney, "we had no trouble finding and bagging plenty of rabbits, but later, when we wanted a few to bring hpme, the rabbits kept in their hiding places." i The two gunners bagged a number of quail and rabbits. They did not see- any " turkeys. Two complaints were made by sportsmen this week. One involved the cruel 1 killing of rabbits in Potomac Park and the other had to do with ni~bthunting on the marshes of the Patuxerit river. It is believed by many gunners who visit the Patuxent river marshes thAt"' shooting muskrats at night has driven thousands of ducks from that section. "It keeps the ducks excited and does not permit them to get much rest," said a gunner. "It is against the law to do such shooting at night, and it seems 7 that a little game warden work might remedy the difficulty." -? * ? Walter Hurley, son of a veteran angler, reported having seen several colored men armed with clubs and accompanied by dogs killing rabbits in Potomac Park. Dr. Randall Parsons and P. H. Wilson were at Aquia creek for a weekTWtf outing, being two of a score or xuons . [Washington sportsmen who were there. Dr. Parsons has made many larg?. catches this season, starting 'early*'7q the perch and Mississippi catfish season and fishing at numerous places. On the recent outing at Aquia creek the doctor and his companion landed string of bass and pike, and the focmer also landed the largest eel caught there" this season.