THE FAKMER: MAY 2, 1917
Events That Will
Events Tha! Have
..,', Happened . j
.". Happen .
EDITED BY WAGNER
1 ' A
OVER WELSH IN
.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
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
: 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
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
-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
;,'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.
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
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
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. ,
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
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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
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
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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-
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NEW HAVEN CLUB
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
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
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
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
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
"Why, your . honor," replied Guy,
'there must be some mistake. I am
a ball p layer.-" I am here with the
"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
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.
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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
A boxer who goes to war in the
hope of having laurels placed oh his
brow should first be sure that he has
The Atlantic Ocean is now operated
on the Donny brook Fair plan when
you see a periscope, shoot it!
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land has (been roughly handled by St.
Louis this suspension will not e rel
ished by the Cleveland fans at this
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.- - - -
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
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i" Games To-Day. -Brooklyn
in New (York.
Bostoiv in Philadelphia. ' '' " :- '
Cincinnati in Chicago. T?',
St, Louis in Pittsburg.
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, "
Chicago ' . .
New York -. .
Cleveland . . .
, . 9
. 5 .
- Games To-Day. .
New York in Washington.
Philadelphia In Boston.
Chicago in Cleveland. .
Detroit in St , Louis.
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.)
R. H. E.
. . 3 6-2
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
BERRY OF PENN
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
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. '
MELTING POT FOR
(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
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
an average of over 100--,
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