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THE FAKMER: MAY 2, 1917
3ORT FIE Events That Will Events Tha! Have ..,', Happened . j .". Happen . EDITED BY WAGNER 1 ' A D 7 IS OVER WELSH IN LIFELESS BOUT .New York. May 2 Johnny Kil bane, champion featherweight, whip ped Freddie Welsh, lightweight title holder, at . the "Manhattan A. G last night In ten rounds, but ie was as far away from scoring- a knockout over the daddy of the lightweights as any of, the men who have tried to reach Welsh's dimpled chin since he was ac claimed the champion in a London Hhg three years ago. Johnny fought like a madman to win his second crown. His very over-B-nxiousness spoiled his chances. Welsh deliberately set about the task of blocking anything that Kilbane tied on tap. Johnny very unwisely stood off and tried to feint Welsh Into leads. Welsh is war-wise, to say the "least. He simply would not be trapped into v leading until he , was Sancy -free and In the notion, Ai long range Welsh .held Johnny tBSfe.' -When it is remembered that Wh Cs tthi man who., outpointed AbW elr,.t6e and i Jem, Driscoll once;, KJ)bafie"canteli"hO particular! IrhniiTih il not'havinjBf won a seconds IUUo Few clean blows were, landed. Welsh's shuffling, arms spoiled Kil jbane's best thumping intentions, and iany.:tnat' Welsh .landed were .for de fensive purposes only. The great thrill throughout was the (thought that . the tiny Clevelander !night,.penetrate the, Chinese wall with rwhich Welsh seems - eternally sur-iroundet"-' "' HTStcad.' before WeJsh'tMvjtt'!'" hands poised 'for la crown pelt, -"but Welsh with', both; hands held high and close fcefore him,- left nary an opening, in tall the ten rounds Johnny landed less than half a dozen clean shots to) the jhead. ' Certainly none of them was to She "button" so Jealously guarded by the master of ."Summit Heights." N: J. The .crowd chided Welsh for his iBaf e, sane- and conservative methods, jou .rtwrte3t,igused:'to that. -He fcrfc c -Atfa, jtai&itger -assumed iprflporaohSH 6f general-; oral' tebuke. But the more they yelled, the closer .Welsh tucked his chin inside his left shoulder. , " " ' ' i.. Once .Welsh had guaged the oyer ianxioua feather, 'the simpler became Ibis task. There waa no denying Kil jbaneV however. Though' ' he . seldom landed cleanly, he landed somewhere . 'oni tSe Wlah-outer defenses. His ness'M ,s .iejiougls to give liim he rrtctbry.f but, "it was without Ithec big hair raising finish, that Kil !bane confidently expected. It was .youth against : an old , master of; da , i ensel' as great perhaps as ever enter- ieda ring. .KjJoaTae might wear' Welsh !down Jbxa . a JonyfJght . but for.; some 'tlm'.-io- -comeihe irtll never be any 'nearer Welsh's chit In ten rounds 'than he was last, night. Before";' the ' miniature ' gladiators i trooped In Mrs. George A,'Wheelock, ;the "PUotess of the . Navy," , entered - 'the ring aceompanied by two blue backets, and made an appeal for re- - 'emit. ,.' .; ' '.: :;'! v - ' ' Kilbane -waa the first to crawl Ithrongh the ropes. .He waa resplen dent in green- fighting toss--. 'Welsh jtollowed at his heels. " Freddie 'too iWore green. .'.' Charley White had .been agreed upon as the referee and he ap- ; pea red en itha scene. ' On tha advice of.' his physician, jnoweveT. he -did not officiate. Billy Jom filled the gap. Welsh's weight -was announced u 139. KIT bane' s as IS. YANKEES PROTEST WASHINGTON GAME : Oil BASE DECISION ' Washington, D. C.i May 2 Harner pitching hie first game of the season , for the Nationals, subdued the.Y-an ' -4a, A brilliant . game i of 1r;.tt. rgatcQn -'the verdict i !L;wy--'t'nore free ; j ly, but wh"oSaa"Bibre steady than the . loeai - twi-rhM-- ! , BUI Donovan, manager of the Yan- Keee, played the game under protest iter. two. Nationals had been retired in the first inning, claiming a dou ble play at third, which the nmnire. Dlneen, ruled as a single out. Foster was at the far corner and Milan on second when Blee hit to Baker, -who ! tnrew mmm tojTtmtJti&B. Foster. ' ' Foai-AStvardf $iird which j Milan then occupied, having come , 1 down from second. Nunamaker ran past jroater ana tokened Milan on th base and then came bock and tagged the National's third aaclcer. As Fos ter did not tone a the bag, the um pire's ruling was that Milan was en- ! titled to the base end a doable play j wae not possible. Had Foster touch ea toe Tng eeta men would have been-X-rayed and treated by nearly -every sort of a doctor for the last six weeks, he hav- ! trig, developed a lameness itj' the sal- lary-whlp early in the training camp I season. His ailment was due to being hit on the arm In Chicago last aea ' on, a nerve being affected. If an j X-ray was needed yesterday It should l have been in the ands of the fast- traveling Yankees, to the star sotrth j paw of fvjiinerttfs.n league appeared I to lu'everythg that went to give I him that title, and except for one lnn- ing, the third, when the Yankees got I both of their runs, was master of the situation. -Harper gave seven passes and yield ed four hits as against one walk and ten safeties registered at the expense ef Shawkey. but as was the case yes ; terdajr, - the ..Yankees' superb defence ; was lh 'evidence ' and the Nationals found it mighty hard to score their three tallies. ;,'When the United States food dicta tor gets on the Job is he going to cul tivate onions on the diamonds or will Tie Just let nature take its course and let the bush leaguers bring their alfal fa with them? JFrnu5t Want Ads. One Cent Word. KiLBANE WIN GREAT PAIR TO DRAW TO, SAYS M'GRAW OF ART FLETCHER AND GEORGE BURNS McGraw, manager of the New York Giants, recently declared that he has two players who, because of their modesty, seldom get In the limelight, but that he considers them real base ball luminaries. They are Art Fletch er and George "Bturns. McGraw eays that Fletcher is the best hitting short stop in the game today and that he wouldn't trade him for anyj other shortstop in baseball. ; During the last six years that he has played with the Giants' only the great Hans Wagner has eclipsed him with' the stick. The TY COBB GIVEN THIRD DEGREE 0H CHICAGO WHEAT PIT Chicago, May 2 Ty . Cobb, ' right fielder of the Detroit Americans,! ap peared in his accustomed form yester day after having undergone what is termed the "third degree" on th Chi cago board of trade. - - The game between Detroit and Chi cago was postponed, on account : of rain, and Cobb, "looking for excitement wandered into, the board of trade. A number of traders immediately recog nized the ball player and invited him into the wheat pit. The journey from the edge, to the center of the . pit was reasonably easy, but the exit, Cobb said, broke his best base-stealing re cord. . . , The, proceeding to which the Geor gian' was-, subjected was called ' the third degree' on the floor of the board. and when he emerged it was neces sary for him to retire to his hotel for a change of clothing. ' " , ... JOCKEY TO DRAW $500 PER MONTH New York, May 2. Edward B. Mc Lean, the Washington sportsman, who has Just poined the ranks .of steeple chase owners, la determined" to out a ngure in Jumping races if money can attain that object. Word has just been received from . Pimlico that Jockey Fred Williams, one of the "best cross-country riders, has been en gaged to ride the McLean Jumpers at' a salary of $500 a month. So far as juiuwu una ib ma largest- salary ever paw a steeplechase rider In this coun try. The contract with Mr. McLean naa scarcely ben ratified when Wil liams received a cablesra.ni rm-m r t Cohn offering him a contract to ride in steeplechases at Chantilly from May 7 to July 15, Ibut had to decline the offer. GOWBY LOSES THIRD JOF HITS WHEN BRAVES LOSE PROTESTED GAME New York, May 2. Hank Gowdy, catcher of the Boston Braves, has an Idea that 'Samson was an. exceedingly weary person upon discovering that his hair had been cut while he sleDt. and that, -as the result of the hair cut, his strength had .vanished. ' Gowdy himself; is weary. Seventy-four points have been shorn from his batting av erage. On" April 17 he made four "hits in a game against the Phillies. This game was protested, and subsequently the protest was allowed by President Ten er of the National league. The Braves won the game largely as the result of Gowdy's batting, but the victory waa eliminated from the records. Gowdy also loses credit for his four bits. Before President Tener ahowed the Phillies' protest, Gowdy was batting .324. Aftr the decision his average was reduced to '.250 a difference of 74 points. The Tuling also deprived the, Boston catcher of one-third of his hits. England 'experienced no May Day demonstrations. On the contrary, 600 striking clerks of Woolrich Asen al and 3,000 dock workers at Tilbury returned to work. , NmmMIOmi-jmmmimsamU i J lowest mark the long shinned Giant ever touched was .250 In 1915. In 1911 Fletcher hit .319 and usually averages around .290.' Last year, for instance, Fletcher hit .286. The others: Ban croft, .212; Bush, .225; Ofaranville, .235, Lavan, .236; 'Chapman, .231; Scott, .232; Terry, .190; Wortman, .201; Witt, .245; Peckinpaugh, .265. McGraw says George Burns Is on of the greatest outfielders in the Nationai lealgue. Burns had a wonderful week with the stick recently and not only tops the other members of the Giants on the offensive, ibut leads the Yankees and TWO OLD. TIME ' GIANTS WANT TO BE ARMY OFFICERS ' - ' : : :' ' i New "York, May 2- Two one-time members of the Giants are going into the army at the earliest opportunity. Eddie Grant, third baseman ot Mc Graw several seasons ago and also pinch hitter, and Harry McCormick, right fielder "and1'" pinch hitter . when his fielding days were Over, have ap plied to the , necessary authorities to go to Plattsburg.- ; ,As both possess considerable vigor and brawn and are , in their right mind their' chances for being taken to the camp are favorable,, and In due course, if they go," they will try' for their commissions as officers. Mc Cormick ha3 been at ' Plattsburg as a private,- so the course there won't be entirely new to him. . McCormick is a . college man Bucknell where he played football as. well as baseball and Grant is a graduate of the Harvard Law School. ". , . ' . i . - YALE WILL NAME 1918 CREW LEADER '-j '-.,: . ' - . V. New Haven, May 2 Yale will prob. ably elect' a crew captain-for. 1918 in a 'few days. : Whether this leader wiH have a crew or not, whether in fact there will be any rowing rests on the knees of the war gods... Of the present captains, .Cord Meyer of : the crew and Artemas Gates, of the-eleven, are with the Yale aviatjon unit at Palm Beach. Capt- Le Gore, of the nine, and John Overton, of the track team, are drilling with the Yale artillery. Nagle, who has been elected captain of the 1918 track team, and Raymond Snell, of the nine, will call candidates together for registration this spring, but there will, be no practice. -At present there is no athletic prac tice or competition of whatever sort at Yale, but it is proposed to organize an athletic system among Yale's var ious military units. While the dis banding . of university athletics is ap proved by every one at Yale there, la the feeling in some quarters that the freshman teams might have been kept in training with a great deal of benefit to themselves. ' JPitchers Have Big Advantage Over the ' Batters in Majors The development of scientific pitching is responsible for the decline in the batting average. Look over the list today and you will find mighty few men in the major league, and of course fewer in the others, who are batting .300 nowadays. The fact is, you can't count them on the fing ers of your hands. Something will simply have to be done to curb the effectiveness -of the pitchers. Here are the men Who were batting in the .300 clast last year: Holke; Chase, McCarty, Daubert, Hinchman, Horns by, Wheat and Robertson of the Na tional" League. Those in the Ameri can League batting in the same class were: Speaker, Cobb,' Jackson, Spen cer, Rumler, Strunk, Eddie Collins, Gardner, Veach, Sisler arid Felsch, Maybe one of these days the players will decide to boycott the pitcher who doesn't let. them get in a few swats now and then. iRobins as well with a percentage of .442, a gain of 103 points over the pre ceding week. Facing the Boston and Philadelphia pitchers such stars as Alexander, Ru dolph and Nehf -Burns made 21 legal trips to the iplate and gathered in an even dozen hits for an average of .571. He capped the climax when he ham mered the gheat Alexander 'for a' quar tet of solid blows, including a double and a triple. With Wally Pipp of the Yankees Burns was tied in the nunv ber of runs scored. Each has 'crossed the plate nine times. ' ... BOWLING TITLE IN ELKS IS CAPTURED -. '- ' '. ' ' BY "M" PLAYERS The championship of the ' Elks' bowling tournament, which has been in progress for six' months, was set tled last night when the M team, playing a postponed game, took three from thevJ team. The , three-ply win Insures the M team of the champion ship. I The team is composed of Wil liam F. Maher, captain; Joe Camp bell, Lou - Reiliy, Andrew Auth and George Higgins.; - Team D, captained by Fred Smeed, is in second place. The D team in cludes Smeed, Charles E. ("Scout") Keith, Frank Mills, William McCoy and Frank Williams. The D team finishes one game behind the leaders Third place is still in dispute, with three teams bunched for' that honor. The postponed games to be rolled this week will straighten out the Ja!m for third place.- Some time after the final game is rolled, the bowlers will hold a banquet, at which the team and individual prizes, .donated bt members of the Elks, win do aism- buted.- i . . . -r. NEW HAVEN CLUB STARTS PRACTICE New Haven May 2 Candidates for the New , Haven baseball . team held their first practice drill of the season on the Savin Rock grounds yesterday afternoon. Fourteen players were on hand to usher in the season but little was accomplished owing to a heavy downpour of rain which forced a sus pension of activities following a work out that lasted about an hour. Man ager Danny Murphy was in charge of the squad. Yesterday's squad included Pitchers Donovan and Woodward, Inflelders Hogan, Navarre, Miller, White, Pettit and Trophy; Outfielders Stimpson and Nutter and Catchers McPartland. Mc Carthy and Hunderford. The squad will be augmented today by the ar rival of several recruits, including local talent, who will try for regular places in the team. ' , Manager Murphy expects to land a first string catcher before the end of the week. ' The present array., of catching material 'is inexperienced but one of the candidates will proba bly be retained for substitute duty. Comedian Sawyer of Washington Team Is 1 Back In Minors Now The funny stuff pulled by Sakyer will be missed by those who go to see the Washington play and inci dentally, want a vaudeville show on the side. Most' fans, however, won't miss it, much as some of the antics of Sawyer have contributed to the gayety of the game. Clark Griffith, manager of the Washingtons, has decided to cut out the comedy when it interferes with the game and Saw yer has been guilty of doing his stunts inside the lines. Nick Altrook will remain with the Washingtons to do the mirth provoking while Sawyer will perform with the Minneapolis team of the American Association. SEEN and HEARD FROMthe INSIDE EASTERN BOYS IN SOUTH. . Players who performed on Eastern league diamonds last season are dis tinguishing themselves in various oth er circuits this year. Howie Bakei of this city is hitting hard for New Orleans of the Southern league, but his fielding has been poor. A sport ing writer in Atlanta says Baker is not a very valuable man for New Orleans because of his fielding weakness. Bud Weiser, last year with New London, is killing the ball for Little Rock ot the Southern league and will probably be recalled by tne Phillies,' who farm ed him out. Rube Bressler, the rosy cheeked pitcher with New Haven in 1916, is twirling fine ball for Atlanta. In a recent game he made two home runs. Waite Hoyt, the 17-year-old Giant twirler, who started in the Eastern with. Hartford and finished with Lynn, is going .well for Memphis. Garry . Fortune, who twirled for Mc Cann in New London, in the last campaign, is still with the Phillies and is likely to pitch part of the game against Bridgeport at Newfleld park on Sunday. Stuffy Carroll, who threatened, to retire from baseball, has listened to the call of the diamond and will catch for Hartford this season. He was with Lynn last year. New London business men have agreed to close their stores on the af ternoon of the opening day. . The Planters start the season with Hart ford. . ; : Tris Speaker of Cleveland, very sel dom gets Into trouble with -umpires. He got into a jam with Umpire Hll debrand on Monday, however, and has been suspended indefinitely. As Cleve- Fake Arrest Fooled Pitcher Guy Morton of tJleveland Team The Cleveland Indians managed to get through a month's training season without a badger fight .and only one practical joke was played- -and no rookie figures In that. Guy Morton was the victim. Some of his team- maaes connived with police -court of ficials to have Guy arrested on the charge of being a suspicious charac ter. N Guy had just alighted from a car near the police court on his return from the ball field when an officer grabbed him. ' ' "' " ' "Morton," said the judge, "you are charged with being a suspicious char acter. What have you to say for your self ?" "Why, your . honor," replied Guy, 'there must be some mistake. I am a ball p layer.-" I am here with the Cleveland team." "Young man, don't you " know half of the young men brought to this court who have no visible means of support," declare they are ball play ers? Ever been arrested before?" "Nor, sir." ' ' " . "Well, seeing this is your first of fense, I am inclined to . be lenient if you will agree to get out of town." Then a stifled laugh reached Guy's ears. He turned and saw a dozen, of his - teammates occupying ringside feeats." . Purning, Old Eastern Pitcher, Farmed Out By the Brooklyn Team . New York,' .Jlay 2 -Yesterday Brooklyn released Pitcher Dick Durn ing, who looks and acts like Rube Marquard, to Montreal of the Inter national league. Pitcher Jack En- right of the Yankees, who was sent to Toronto a few weeks ago on trial, has been 'returned to the New York club. .. . - ' i. All the major league clubs are now getting ready to - cut down their squads to the prescribed limit. Ameri can league clubs must cut down their players to 25" before May 15, while the ' National league aggregation will be permitted to carry only 22 players after t,hat date. It is believed that before the season is over both leagues may reduce the number of players to each club below the present limit. .. si : ' ' f Sporting Chatter J The Pittsburgh JPirates will travel a greater distance Hhls year than any other team in the major leagues. Up or down ? Toledo boxers are drawing steady pay as guards around industrial plants. Some of therii never earned money, so easily in their lives. Manager . Mitchell of the Cubs has decided to seek seclusion after each game so that he won't -have to : stay up all night playing it all over again with -the fellows who hang around the hotel lobby. . Gee! Someone is al ways taJting the joy out of life. Half of the fun of the game is in chew ing it over after it is all done. Now that-golf courses are going to be cultivated and made to produce cabbages and parsnips we may soon see the putter brigade marching off to war. , v If the players who swing clubs around their heads before getting up to the plate would use some of the energy they waste '. trying to- swat, maybe ' they'd hit something some time. ' A boxer who goes to war in the hope of having laurels placed oh his brow should first be sure that he has a brow. The Atlantic Ocean is now operated on the Donny brook Fair plan when you see a periscope, shoot it! - ' ' . land has (been roughly handled by St. Louis this suspension will not e rel ished by the Cleveland fans at this time. ', Manager Paul Kxichell of the Bridgeport club declared he heard the Eastern league had . 40 straight days of rain a. few years ago. The way the week started he" thought the record would be broken this season. Coach Guy Nickalls of the Yale crew has given up hope of arousing any interest in rowing at the univer sity this year. Practically all under graduates are in military training and the boathouse has (been turned over to the Navy department. Nickalls will sail for his home in England this week. ' . Hal Justin, the little twirler who was with Springfield last season, is doing well with Buffalo of the International circuit. Yesterday he relieved an other pitcher in the sixth and held Richmond to four hits and two runs for the remainder of the game. The iNew York Sun says the names of some ball players might keep down the high cost of food. Wheat of Brooklyn, Rice of Washington, Ham Hyatt, Tommy Bacon and Kitchens of Chattanooga, Tenn., are mentioned. Coach Stagg of the University of Chicago football eleven says It would be a good thing for Michigan to re turn to the western conference be cause Michigan would get better com petition in the west. In view of the fact that Penn beat Michigan 10 to 7, Cornell won by 23 to 20 and Michigan was able to beat Syracuse only by 14 to 13 doesn't appean, that the western competition will (be better, or even as good, as the eastern brand.- - - - NATIONAL LEAGUE Results of Games Yesterday. Chicago 9; St, Louis 0. The pew York-Brooklyn and Pitts- burg-Cincinnati games were postpon ed on account of wet greunds." The Boston-Philadelphia game was postponed on account of rain. Standing of the' Clubs. ' Won. Lost. , P.C. "New York ....8 4 ".667 Chicago 10 7 .588 St, Louis 9 7 - .563 Philadelphia ,6 . 6 .500 Boston 5 5 .500 Cincinnati ,.,....'. 9 : 10 .474 Pittsburgh . , ,? . . 11 '.. .389 Brooklyn... .,. .. .", .""i,.-; S - ,7 '."" .300 i . - " ' -- -i, ' - - . - ' i" Games To-Day. -Brooklyn in New (York. Bostoiv in Philadelphia. ' '' " :- ' Cincinnati in Chicago. T?', St, Louis in Pittsburg. AMERICAN LEAGUE Results of Games Yesterday. Washington 3 ; New York 2. The New York-Brooklyn and Pitts postponed on account of rain. ' The Cleveland- St. Louis and Chicago-Detroit games were postponed oh account of wet grounds. , . - Standing of the Clubs. . ' " Won. Lost, " P.C. Boston Chicago ' . . New York -. . St. Louis Cleveland . . . Philadelphia Detroit Washington , , . 9 . 10 . 7 8 , . 8' . 6 . 5 . . 6 4 6 6 7 9 . 8 . 9 .692 .625 .538 .533 .471 .429 .357 i357 - Games To-Day. . New York in Washington. Philadelphia In Boston. Chicago in Cleveland. . Detroit in St , Louis. Southern Association Yesterday's Results. At Chattanooga " ' R. H. E. Chattanooga 7 13 3 Nashville ...... ...... 6 8 2 Batteries Knowlson and Peters; Decatur and Street -' At, Little Rock R. H. E. Little Rock .,.. 4 7 1 Memphis . . . ' ; -1 71 Batteries Ledbetter and Chapman: Priest and Ruel. ..' At Birmingham R. H. E. Birmingham 3 5 4 Mobile 4 10 0 Batteries Ponder and Smith; Peih and Griffath. ' At Atlanta (1st game) k. H. E. Atlanta . 4 6 2 New. Orleans ......-' 4 5'. 5 Batteries Fullenwider and Per kins Robertson and Higgins. ' -At Atlanta 2nd game) - ,.R. H. E. Atlanta . . 1 ..." 1 6 3 New Orleans 3 8 .1 Batteries Sheehan and Picnich; Kelly and Higgins (10 innings.) American Association Yesterday's Results, At Indianapolis Milwaukee Indianapolis R. H. E. ..461 . . 3 6-2 Shackelford Rodge and Batteries Goodwin, and Murphy; Kantleher, Schang. (12 innings.) The Minneapolis-Columbus and Kansas City-Toledo games were post poned on(account of rain. HONOR LOCAL MEN AT CHARITY CONFERENCE. Rev. C. W. Areson. rector of Christ Episcopal church, was elected a vice president of the Connecticut Confer ence of Charities and Correction yes terday in Meriden. George L. Warren, Charities Organization society secre tary here, was elected general secre tary of the conference. A resolution Of condolence was adopted on the death of Rev. J. McLaren Richardson. The Boston harbor island, owned by Julia Arthur, the actress, was donated by her to the Federal Government MEREDITH AND BERRY OF PENN JOIN THE Philadelphia, May 2. Two of , old , Penn's most noted athletes, Ted Mer edith and Howard Berry, left for -Washington yesterday afternoon to ,le their papers for the United States Army Aviation Corps. Meredith is probably the greatest of all half and quarter mile runners and Berry is certainly one of the greatest all around: athletes in the history Of - sport. Meredith's home was in Media, Pa., tout he has been living in Phila delphia, while Berry Is- a resident , of this city. Nelson Murray Mathews of Chicago, captain of last fall's University of Pennsylvania football team, has also applied for a commission in the new Federal army soon to be organized.. Mathews appeared at the local re- ' cruiting station in the Commercial Trust building and asked how (best to go about achieving' his ambition and was told that it would be well for him to send his application to the head quarters of the .Western Army. Di . trict, Federal building, Chicago. ' BASEBALL PROVES MELTING POT FOR DIFFERENT RACES (New York Telegraph.) . The 1917 baseball season has opened and the great American game took on a new and timely significance with the thousands who flocked to see the' first skirmishes of the Oncoming cam paign for pennants. No nation in the world has developed a national sport of such universal and gripping inter est. Our so-called aliens, hyphenates, unnaturalized immigrants, take to, baseball before they -take out their . citizenship papers. V In. this country there are hundreds of thousands of .baseball fans who can" score , a game accurately before they have .learned to talk English. At the' opening games " the advanee guard of this .polyglot multitude got together at the ball parks, forgot their war feel--ings,. forgot their , nationalities; forgot their . bigotries, and their feuds and- shouted their loudest-in cheers ' for the athletic feats of the ball players, The . American idea of racial assim- ilation, of amiable mutuality, of equal . opportunity, . is epitomized and illus-' trated iri the game which has become 'both a " habit and a passion - with" all sorts of American men and even' wo-' men. France', Germany, England,-' Ireland, Russia," Greece, Italy,"-Cuba Scotland, . Wales, Belgium " and even the Indian " nomad tribes "of North America have blood kin noW in the famous baseball clubs of America. In the Yankees-cohorts of Bill ' Donovan for Instance fighting side by side are Gilhooley and 'Nunamaker and Maisel,- and in the opposing forces of the Bos tons there are Barry and Janvrin' and Hoblitzel, . and on other fields thei Zimmermans, the Burnses, the Mo Graws, the Herzogs, the Cbvalteskies,' the Maranvilles and the American" sons of almost -every civilized race in , the world. . . -' - - ' Neither in the' personnel of its ath--letes nor . in the character- of its ' en thusiastic followers can any other game, in the world history ' of sport " shoW so extensive-and so perfect a unanimity of racial understanding and enthusiasm. Perhaps more than any other single influence, - baseball remains at once the pleasant and al ways growing factor in the friendly democratization of our people, mould ing together" all breeds through "the elemental love of sport. -v-;;:" -: " ,-" . Vacuum's 3d Mate Is From Mt. Vernon London, i May 2 Nine survivors in -eluding Capt S. S. Harris, freri ithe American oil tank steamer Vacuum, which was sunk by a German subma-." rine on Saturday, have" been "landed This makes 27 men saved from a total, of 45 aboard the vessel. ;-, , ' . " - "t' Capt -Harris wired to the offices ofc the -Vacuum Oil- Co. that he witfcr Third Mate E. D. Husted- of Mount Vernon, N. Y., the boatswain . and six gunners were picked up toy a patrol -boat and landed. - - ' . Liverpool, May 2 In addition to: the naval gunners Wilson, Leaher hdf L Nichols, the survivors of the Vacuum; who-have arrived here are ' Oscar" Gailes, ' first piate, ; Boston ; . John5 Simpson, first assistant engineer, New York; ; William Langrin, ship's car penter, Newport; August Lotas, quar termaster, Libau, Russia; Robert Wil liams, third assistant engineer,' New. York; L. .Halton, wireless, operator,. Wisconsin; William Andrews, . mess' boy. New York, and eight foreigners, including oilers and seamen. , , . .U. Liverpool, May 2. Capt- Harris . alsp' reports that S. H. Loree died of ex posure after-being landed, and that A Donald, C. J. Fisher arad C. F. Luck ham were lost Liverpool, May 2. Captain Harris of the Vacuum reports that 18 men of his crew were lost Eight gunners and 15 members of the crew were saved. ' i Liverpool, May 2. Lieut. . Thomas C. S. N.. lost his' life by., the sinking of the Vacuum, according to a tele gram received today from CapL" Har-. ris ty the . American, consul hare. L. Washington. - , ;; Fruit Trees Selling : -For.Only Ten Cfcirts One of the Marff street stores of the city is selling sturdy fruit trees, overs a yard -high,, for the small amount of 10 cents. Large raspberry bushes are, being offered at the same price. . . j, " ' - . '. . "A " Marriage is becoming popular in Brooklyn. During April 3,015 licenses were issued, an average of over 100--, day.