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Middies Prove Their Strength On Mat By Defeating Foemen For Three Years THE WASHINGTON TIMES. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1915. I AT NAVAL ACADEMY Three Years of Sport Finds Middies Grappling Their Way to Mat Fame. DEFEATS CORNELL TWICE Trounces Intercollegiate Cham pions and Others Proving In vincible Last Year. By BRYAN MOIt?E. A perusal of 1915 rccoids find the Navy credited with but one title, that in fencing when the Middies were proclaimed champions, but if any of the many team3 put out by the Navy are due for title honors, the wrestling team surely warrants tho big niche in the hull of ath letic fame. In the past three yean; the Mid dies have lost but four wrestling matches, while last seanon the team went through without n single lots, but one fall only being obtained against the sailors in the'r bix -engagements which included a win over Cornell, intercollegiate cham pions. Pcnn State, Lehigh, Penn sylvania, Yale, Cornell and Prince ton, the pick of colleges in wYest ling, were disposed of last season, and as yet tho Navy is so slow as to fail to recognize its atliletcs with a regulation "N" or to permit them to join the intercollegiate league. Few teams put out by the Navy can boast as enviable a record as thut of the wrestling team. Beginning In 1913 the team composed of Davis, Dupree, Babbitt, Gladden, Berkey, Stecher. Howe. Hough. Ralston, Hoops Graf, Schlossback. Van Busklrk, and Gil thilst lost three houts. tl will be noted that many of these wrestlers were fa miliar as figures on tho gridiron. Co lumbia was beuten, 14 to 4; Lehigh won, 11 to 6; Cornell won. 16 to U, 1'enn suc (.uinbcd, U to :; Princeton was trounced, 11 to 7, while Yale triumphed 9 to S. It was in 19H that tho Navy matmen found themselves. Columbia was beaten 21 to 0. and Penn stato won by 12 to 6: Lehigh was defeated S3 to 0: Cornell, intercollegiate champions, wont down by s; to i, tho best tho ithacons could do being a decision in the lK-pound class; , I'cun iook a count against her of to 6. I while Columbia was handed a, SMo-6 licking. . But one defeat was recorded against the Middles in this season, Pcnn Mate obtaining that under tho old count. The Navy team was made up of Hough, t01, hS' GIa',den; Broadfoot, Graf. Howe. Hoops. Ward. lprce. and ! Vaughn. This seuson marked the first i defeat of Cornell, Intercollegiate cham- plons, and the Navy won with compara- tlve ease, obtaining three falls and three decisions against but one decision gained in the 125-pound class. , - t j Thls last year thp Navy rounded out n. most successful campaign In which Cor- i-iJJdtSlruSS: Penn State, vlctir for two years, was handed a 19 to 10 defeat as a starter. Lehigh was thrown for an IS to 11 count Penn fell victim to the Nnvv bv 32 to 0. Yale went down by 26 to 4. Cor- nell lost by 17 to 12, and Princeton being defeated by 27 .o I. . HSlhlyaKfllSSSiWne' j foot. Ward. Harrison, Dupree, Ericsson, Wood and Glnder. During the entlro -SffiSt tfe Tavn "Trot!.'" ol Penn State, tumbled "VVyatt. while Lamb, the Pcnn State mastodon, threw, Howe- In considering tho rernrd nf th- Nnw! wrestlers It might be well to note that In three years but seven falls have been wrJe,.1p!l,fn?o,I,'c.MHf,'11t,,-.Jn olher w;ordfi. out of 126 matches In the seven, classes the Navy men have been pinned! to the mat but .even times. On points, tho record stands Nnvy. :t: opponents 131, and this Include matches against' tho best college wrestlers in the country, including the intercollegiate champion, worncn, - s Prospects for this year are unusually bright. In the lift cIhhs, Giant and Dil lon aro on hand: In the 129-pound class, AVyatt and Dillon, arc exacted to look after their men: Glnder and Hitchcock aro the 139 pounders, while Ericsson nd Small are the 149-pound men. Broadfoot Is captain of the team nnd wrestles with Jones In the 162-pound class, while Ward nnd Harrison are ex pected to take caro of the 179 pounders. In tho unlimited class Gllman and Smith are at work. Harrison, who wrestled In the heavy weight class last season, weighs under 179 pounds as does Ward, tho football captain for next season. Harrison. Ward, Broadfoot. Ericsson nnd Wyntt wero members of the team lost year. Glnder. Grant, .Tones nnd Hitchcock were second string men who are ex pected to make good this season. The wrestling season starts up Febru ary 5 against Penn State Pennsylvania is taken on the next Saturday, wh'le Pittsburgh. Yale nnd Princeton follow. The final date, March 11. Is still open. In the meantime Navy wrestlers are getting down to the hardest sort of work There Is no doubt" that the urapplers have a much hnrHer time of It than the gym men. swimmers, renc ers, or even basketball players That rhey nre not given more consideration Is to be wondered at. for the record is nothing short of phenomenal. Wres tling surely deserves reward In the shape of entrance into the Intercol legiate championships and n tull lledged "N" at the, nendemy if the past record of tho comparatively now sport Is to be seriously considered. Want Western Regatta. MADISON. Wis.. Dec. 29.-Unlverslty of Wisconsin students wero back of the plan today of Commodore Philip Jami son, of the crew and former Coach Vail, to promote a Western lnter-collegate rnwlnr reiratta. similar to that held on the Hudson last year. Attempts wero being made to find a suitable course on which to hold the regatta. There Is n ban on rowing at Madison at the pres ent time, but students are nearly cer tain that thin rould be lifted If a Wesl Ma regatta is promoted. ONYFUM H lost y mm Earn "Tin Ear." Football, baseball, and basketball players, track men, tennis winners, and fencere at the Navy are rewarded wh cither an "Nu or Rlory in sonc and tory, yet- all the wreBtlers get is a "tin car" for a season', work. Surely a twic6 running defeat of an intcrcollogiato championship wrestling team is worth wore than a collec tion of black eyes, "strawber ries" or "cauliflower cars." Navy's record in wrestling is ono to be proud of. WESLEYANIN1916 Buckhannon, W. Va., Eleven Will Be Seen At Hilltop Against Mahlum's Lads. Georgetown today agreed to meet West Vlrtfnta Wcsleyan's football eleven on November 11, 1016. at the Hilltop. This mak.es four home games already settled for the Hllltoppcrs next season. Randolph-Macon will open the cam paign for the Blue and Gray here, September 23. West Virginia Wcsleyan conien here on November 11, North Carolina Aggies on November 18, and Bucknoll on November 3. It is possi ble that two more elevens will be booked for the Hilltop before Graduate Manager Charles R. Cox completes his task. In addition to the four home con testa named, Georgetown has completed arrangements to meet the Navy team at Annapolis on October 7, Dartmouth at Hanover, N. H.. on October 21. and Fordham at New York on November election day. Though no Georgetown-Pittsburgh game will be played next fall, it is understood that these two elevens may clash In 1917. Graduate Manager Davits of Pittsburgh, will try to find room on the Smoky City schedule for the Blue and Gray in 1917. The success of the HUltoppcrs has caused Manager Cox a lot of trouble in arranging his coming campaign, many teams preferring to take on lighter and less powerful foe men. FREAK EVENTS HAVE T BOYS' T .. . . Dashes, Potato Race, Obstace ' w "BU wug,",gls Event, and Medicine Ball Contest Are Features. Boys at the T. M. C. A. participating n ,,,. ,,, ,,.,, ...,. .,.......,-., .- ; c : ""' '. t?. '"""' '" try out th'r ability as athletes are loud In praise of the Initial holiday program run off yesterday. There -were several clAaaea nt nthu- thn im.r Jf' . ." 1. 1 L . .', fourteen years of age, the intermedl- ates, boys 95 pounds to 120 pounds and under sixteen years of age, and those ",:t'teto-1 and sen,ors, unUmUed "Cigni. Twenty-yard dash, junior class, was won by G arses: second M hetwepn rnkin. -2 k!w t-!-.-!. VI Jcnk'n anl Klngaberry. Intermediate class won by Haya with another tie for second. Senior class tie between Don oolf and Foster with Gannon close Den'nd. In the potato race Klngaberry was &1 ? ? A'Ch!nson third. Intermediate class was won by Hays, second Kllenpeter, third Flood. Foster easily won the senior event, Don Woolf second and Gannon third. One of the freak events of the day was the cine ball race. Watson was nrst In the Junior class Tnnirin. second and I Garirei third Stlrm-Hiif Cla iSS. flt tiiHmAv SI(1iat5 ?)?,"' StSU TuJ!uck .scond and ,7"?' ?.,, ..V. .Wn' SnV 'uf',1 Gannon cond, and Don Woolf Tho other freak event was the obstacle race, in which the participants were required to crawl under a bench, run to a radiator In the rym where three. Uneeda biscuits had been placed, eat me Diecuits suinciently to be able to whistle, then crawl under a gym horse, under one bar and over the other of parallel bars and ihon Hnlsh back where they had gotten tho biscuits to eat. G urges was first for the juniors, Jen kins second, and Klflgsberry third. Loehler sprung a surprise by winning In the Intermediate class. Tulluck was eecona and Kllenneter third. Senior " un Dy Mannon. r osier second and Don Woolf third. In one lap on irack for the Juniors, Garires was nt. .Tnirin .,..;. J Klngsberry third. Two laps on track for nHrme2lttme8.'. Hy nt. Loehler sec ond and Tulluck third. Senior class, fj,p,' tie for flrpt between Foster Chapline Wins First Roll-off At Commercial Chapline, with a set of 321, won the first roll-oft of the Commercial alley duckpln tournament, fourteen bowlers competing. Following are list night's scores: Pint. Eeconil. Tmm ti.i iwivpuriB u si im R. Callls St SI jil Pollock 94 114 2 C. r. Hargatt D1 S3 A n. Oahan m inr, R Kueao t 7 97 Humcerrord 7( 6 98 Oad.by M M 91 It. Michael tl 93 M Montnno M 8: U Jam S3 90 o A Damaon M 91 78 nrennon 85 7.1 m Ouy 7 II (0 Bloom Beats Azevedo. BOSTON, Dec. K.-Phll Bloom, of New York won a close declilon over Jose Arevedo, of California, tn their iwoive.rouna go at tne Armory A. A. last night. It was a rattling bout from gong to gong, with the Portuguese forcing the fighting much or the time. Bloom, however, met his rushes with lefts to the nose or mouth and then crossed hla right to the Jaw. GEORGETOWN MEETS IN N HOME CLUB TENNIS EXPECTED TO BOOM D. M. Greene Appoints Many Committees to Report At Next Club Smoker. D. M. C9rene. nt IIia T.tifl nfflA nt the Home Club Tennis Association, will start things going for a permanent ten nis organisation In the Homo Club of the Department of the Interior, follow ing a smokor held last night, nt which the ball was started rolling. Dr. Hugh A. Brown was elected temporary secre tary. Committees were appointed at last night's meetlne to ink un tho nrnt of tennis nlong every line. A committee will ask that the municipal courts be Jised by the association during the com ing year; another committee will arrange a smoker at which reports will bo heard. htlll nAtt.A. ,.. I,.... ...III .., to suggest unon the advisability of com- uiiiiiiK mo uome vjjud Association with the Interior Departmental Association already formed. Chairman Greene appointed the mem bership committee as follows: Dr. B. F. Andrews. Bureau of Education, chair man: John B. Beadle. Reclamation Serv ice: It. M. Norrls. Patent Office: Dr. B. C. Wells. Geological Survey: H. K. Mannock. Bureau of Mines: John Har vey. Secretary's Office: C. O. James. Pension Office: I. M. Colvllle. Indian Office. Greene has appointed a committee to consider plans for the coming season and to report at the time the permanent organisation of the Home Club Associa tion Is effected. Tho membership of this committee Is as follows: John B. Bea dle. Reclamation Service, chairman; A. J. Hendley. Bureau of Mines: C. G. James. Pension Office; C. K. Frye. In dian Office: O. W. Lanxe. Secretary's Office: Dr. It. C. Wells. Geological Sur vey: F. II, Stone. Patent Office; H. A. DaMv Tdltlil CtAnn A committee on rules and by-laws for mo proposed nomo uiun Association has also been appointed as follows: John Swift. Bureau of Mines, chairman; H. .1. Jackson, Geological Survey: R, K. Ma rine. Patent Office. Dr. O. P. Du BoBe. Pension Office: Dr. H. A. Brown. Reclamation Service: Dr. B. F. Andrews, T?11Pfnjl nt WltlnattAvi. VT A nUi. Land Office: C. E. Frye. Indian Office! . j. jticnsriman, oecreiarv s urnce. collegeTooTball Rugby Game Introduced at Contests Between Harvard and McGill. Football was played In American col leges as early as 1S00. says The Youth's Companion." The teams were made up tmm nil tho attirienhi who hauoened to be on hand. The iffcject of each side was to orivn inn duii ncruaa n ,.. v.. line. The players could not carrv the ball In their hands, but had to kick It. Seventy years ago the first football game at Harvard was played on the Delta, a small triangular piece of ground. The contest was between all the members of the two lower classes and proved not so much a football game as a fight. When. In 1860. the faculty forbade that sort of contest, the stu dents had & solemn burial service over Uio footbull; over the grave they erect ed a tablet that bore the following In scription: Hlc Jacct. Football Flghtum' Obllt July 2. 1861 Aet UC Years Bcsurgat In the spring of 1S74 the students at McGIU University, In Montreal. Can ada, camo to Cambrldgo to play Har vard University a game of Bugby fdot- Th'e Candlns had forgotten to bring the oval pigskin, football that is used in Bugby, and tht first game of Rugby In America was played with an India rubber football. Perhaps that accounted for the fact that the pupils were able to defeat the teachers. All Harvard took Interest In tho new game. Football anthuslasts quickly re alized that the old American gamo did not have tho possibilities for develop ment that Rugby had. During tho i .. a tVin TTayvnrri tnnm nrnc. tlced diligently, .ind In October went tp Montreal to play a return game with McGIU. Posters and window cards ad vertised tho game throughout the city and a crowd of 2.000 spectaors was at tracted to the field. The McGIU players wore red and black striped Jerseys, stockings and white knickerbockers; the Harvard players wore magenta handkerchiefs and Jer seys and old tweed trousers. Neither Tho Boston Advertiser of October 55, 1874, gives the following account of tho game: .... '., "Tho game was called at 3:30. and at B Harvard was declared the winner, having secured three touchdowns. In response to the 'tiger' of the McGills the Harvard 'rahs' were delivered with a vim. and every stranger on tho Held seemed mueh astonished at the style of the cheer, many being disposed to think It a Joke. Tho small boys yelled w .innther. nnd n nncnnd was Given for the umnlrc. The Victoria Band then managed to get through 'Yankee Doodle' quite respectably." Dies From Head Injury. CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 29. Harry Buchanan, twenty-four, died r' his home In Newport, Ky , today of spinal menin gitis, caused by belnff kicked In tho head while playing fobtball with the University of Cincinnati alumni team, against tho university squad last fall. It was the only game Buchanan played this year. ELECT CATAWBA 50c Bot $2 Gal. otuehlnB exceptionally fine for the holiday senson. John T.CrowlyFfc,;shsT."he,, It'll IdffcSf "' ""I" 3" 001 lH " Deliveries up to 10i30 P.M. PLAYED I MINCE PIE "LITTLE OF EVERYTHING" BY "BUGS" B4ER. CORRECT. Eddie Plank will play with the St. Looey Browns. He will also play with the Nationals, as usual. Hopewell, the town that sprang up like a mushroom, may proro to be a toadstool in the Virginia League. ' ' IN 1972. The great world-wide treaty of peace has Just bcon signed at New York. Kaiser Adelbort of Germany was em bracing . tho President of England. Herr Pierrot. President of France, va enaeavonng t0 bum a drink from a descendant of William J. Bryan. Henry Ford, the 3rd. was fumb ling ardbnd In his vest pocket for his limousine, A gray bearded pard pressed tho electric button which pro claimed peace throughout the world. Another great epoch had been chalked up. Tho great war of 1914-72 had passed Into history. President Fragctte of the glorious United States arose and in a clear, soprano voice spoke aa follows: "Gentlemen nnd dukes, the meeting Is over. You nro Invited to bo the coun try's guests at the Polo Grounds this afternoon when Chrlstophor Mathewsoh will pitch as usual." A murmur of dissent and protest aroso from tho assembled diplomats. Tt grew In volume "Wo'd rather aeo Sam 7-angford fight Joe Jcanctte." they shrieked. The National Audubon Boeletla of Amer ica want huntera and oats excluded from remeterlcs. nud Counlban, who Is a cr toonlit. rays they can amend that to In clude cartoonlits also. fMODLBy "Now that the baseball war Is over should Mat ty nnd Walter lay down their arms?" What'H become of the old fashioned baseball manager who used to win the pennant In tho summer time? Answers to Quet-rics. Queery Editor My family doctor advises me to take some exercise as I have fallen off to a more 200 pounds in weight. I bave fired my chauffeur and drivo my own limou sine for the exercise. I alco roll my own cigarettes. Are there any other exercises that you can recom mend to me? Yours sincerely, ORVAL WRITCH. Yes. you might direct your valet to mix your highballs In extra heavy glasses. Tho llfUng exertion should do you lots of good. Queery Ed Your bhtant and cheap answers to my gentlemanly request for two scats to the no- mile homing pigeon race assure me tnat your query column is an un mitigated imposture. Jn lieu of an answer, I will put your case in the hands of the postal authorities. Yours formally, HARDLEIGH ZANE. Th' .S your we" ni"-ted rebuke. The tickets are all in the hands of rnwPT; Ft","8 on the Vhone tomor row at 2 o'clock. West End Rovers and Elizabeth's Team Visit The Washington Boccer Club will moot the West End Hovers on Saturday.Tnd , LP f,y th0 Elizabeths College eleven .. ".ii.ii.ure, on ice lonowfng day, ac cording to plans tnken up at the meet ing of the club last night. It was annnutinrrl ... a.u.. . S"c"-n,?.fK .Wtflehem. Steel ftant www. ...,, .. wu.u uimg nis team down in the near future and would arrange Itldgo Mountain League schedule the .hC8.M,ti'2,,.of t,ianks were tendered h "riJfiS5, tEaure-. John Hampson. 5n?n.Co'0i!?Sl Hart8i auperintendent of public building and grounds, for their efforts In furthering the game. Taft Delivers Address AgaJ inst Athletic Evils NEW YORK, Dec. 29AthIetlc clr 'cles here buzzed with comment today following the nddrcss or ex-Ftesident fart before the National Collegiate. Athletic Association, In which ho un sparingly rapped the evils nnd abuses of college athletics. Taft was frank in criticising the nlumnl system of "signing" preparatory stars and of the taint of professional ism which, be said, had descended upon college athletics. Strict rules, he said, were necessary to prevent pro fessionals from competing as college representatives. . BOXFORD WITH THE OVAL BUTTON HOLB THENEWFAU.8TYLEIN " WRITE FOR BOOKLET OP 16 STYLB8 UNITED OHUIT OOUAR OO- 7IIOTf,K. V. Jjgj I1....II ji ion Collars Chance for You Here To Drag Down Fortune Just Invent New Tenpin, a-New Bowling Ball, and a Grooveless Alley, That's All Cost of Equip ment Takes Another Jump January 1. With New Year Day will come the latest upward fluctuation in tho price of tenpins. Thereby hangs a moral. If you want to get rich. If you want to leave a fortune to, your children and your grandchildren and, all your pos terity, invent a new tonpln. Invent a new bowling ball, or Invent something to take tho placo of the present bod of the bowling runway. Five years ago the best, selected maple tenpins could be bought for 43.80 a set ten pins. Today the best pins cost 85 the set, and tho price ts going up as steadily ns the prlco of quinine. Tho end of the war may bring down tho price of quinine, but not the price of tenpins. Select manle. Jrom which ten pins are made, is crettlnir n irn. that the manufacturers of tenpins and other LEWIS MAY BATTLE New York Promoters Seeking to Hook Up This Pair For the Welter Championship. NEW YOHK, Dec. 25. Ted Lewis, tho English welterweight is today ready and more than willing to take on any body In the world In defense of his claim that he Is the welter title holder. Ef forts may bo made to match him with Packy McFarland, according to re ports in boxing circles today. McFar land sat at tho ringside last night and watched Lewis make a monkey of Wil lie mtchle, former American light weight champion, in ten rounds. At the close of the mill MfcFarland told friends that Lewis would make every legitimate welterweight In the world hustlo for a decision, but declined to consider himself In .the matter. Lewis demonstrated unmistakably his ring superiority over Ritchie. In nine of the ten rounds the Englishman led Dy wiae margins and Kltchlc wo cheered more for his gameness under Are than for tho valuo of his boxing, when the final bell sounded the Call fornlan was bleeding from the ear and mouth and his face was sadly marred, lie was given an ovation, though, as he climbed through the ropes, for his ag gressiveness had mode a hit with the big crowd. As In all his battles, Ritchie warmed up slowly. Not till the third round did he seem to care much about fighting. A few stiff lift Jabs, followed by heavy rights to the Jaw, bothered Lewis In tho third and gave the .American the shade. After that Richie became an animated target for lefts and .rights, swings, hooks and Jabs. His short left Jolts to the face and head were his best blows, seldom missing their mark. Ritchie was helpless before them. Mike Gibbons Will Meet Young Ahearn January 18 ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 0. January 1S at the, St. Paul Auditorium was to daydeflnltely set as the date of the postponed Mike Gibbons -Young Ahearn fight. The scrap was scheduled for earlier this month and was postponed on account of Mike's Illness. In accepting the date, Dan McKet trlck, Ahcarn'a manager, tired a couple of volleyB at the local elub for what ho called misrepresenting him. He said he nover wanted that $1,000 forfeit of the agreement to fight before January 15. but Just wanted to stick to rules. Mike Gibbons skipped tbo rope nimbly and boxed cleverly when he began training today for the Ahoarn bout. "Les d'Arcy whipping McQoorty will make moro money In tho house when I meet d'Arcy." Glbbohs Bald today. DANCING MISS CHAPPELEAR, U QUE ST. N. W. PHONE NORTH C844 SPECIAL Souvenir New Year dance Glov er's, til 22nd at , GOc. ladles free. Dances Tuea., Thura., Sat. Trltate lessona. tOc. beautiful ballroom for rent. S5. Ph. W 112. MP.. AND MP.8, HARTLEY, formerly MISS COULTER. 1202 O St. N. W.. all dancing taucht; private leiaona. 7tc. Phone N. "lit. MRS. COBB. 100 Eye St. N. W. Fhone Main tstt Lessons In day or evening Assembly Dancea Every Monday Evening PROF.WYNDHAM, m$g'l N W. CI79. All dancea. Class, toe. Private any hour. NlPUm AQ ' H ST. N. W. Phone CMlV-.rHJLftD MaIn 76W. Au aocletv dancea dally 10 a. m. to It p m Class dancea Tuea. ft Frl.. Gent's. COc, ladles free. Mil F FR'? BELASCOTHEA4-ER;U.SMl .L,L.n.rv o, 0p.to-the-Mlnut Dancea. In structive, musto and hall furnished organised (Usees. Ballroom and Interpretatlre dances. AUTOMOBILES UotorcjclM and Aeeaiaoriea. NATIONAL combs motor co Vermont Ave. H St. JEFFERY GASOLENE CARS. Studebaker Commarctaj Auto ap ply Ce., tu Mth at. ELECTRIC CAR. SsBaraam At Orta. lit? II St. ACCESSORIES. National Electric Supply Cea U1S-1230 . t. sMffe PACKEY MTARLAND mriMAat bowling Implements are paying ' men largo salaries to experiment and test tenpins mado of alt sorts of composi tions. Bo far nothing has beeen found to take tho nlnco of tho maple. Jack' Oerosford recently patented a tcnpln with a metal casing. But the pin docs not satisfy him. Pins mado of paper macho havo been tried, and at present tho Rrunswlck-Balko-Collcndor peoplo arc working on this kind of a pin. But nothing has been found to supplant tho maple, which has tho "llfo" of the maple. Metal ndds too much to the weight Of the pin. which is supposed to Up tho scales at 3 pounds 2 ounces. Also the metal case becomes dented Jgst as the wooden pin, unless It Is very hard, and hard metal is too heavy. Metal bottoms for pihs, to prevent them from becoming "wabbly," have been tried, but have not been found perfect. Bowling balls made from a composi tion called "mlnerallte" havo been changing In price every few wocks. Five yoara ngo they cost $20 the ball, then thev went down to $13.50, up to 1.7.50, back to $10, down to $15. down to $13.60, nnd January 1 the -price will move up to $1G again. Representatives of the' bowling supply companies predict the price on balls will advance rather than decline. So there's the chance for the Inventive genius. Every alley owner realizes tho maple pin is gottlng too expensive, and many are trying to find a substitute for theMlgnum vltac. If you have an Idea you can sell it at a high figure by con sulting tho pin manufacturers. Alley owners who "treat" their alleys regularly have them planed occasionally and still know that there Is a groove In tho runways, are trying to devise a composition alley that will not groove. The average bowler starts his ball on tho right corner of tho alley nnd alms It at the "pocket" ho that It will hit tho one pin and three pin at tho samo time. In every alley which has been used for aomn time a well-worn groove can be noticed, starting from the right-hand ride of tho alley nnd ending nt the "pocket." Therc'B n for tune waiting for tho Inventor of an alley mat won t groove. Alley owners know It's coming. They nrcdlct that In wentv-flvo veara the wooden alley nnd tho mnplo pin will be rh extinct as the dodo bird. If there are are degrees of "extlnctness." - a In billiards the same problem besots the parlor owners. Despite the Federal Lenguo nnd the bumrer crop of ball players, tho price of Ivory has boon nd vanrlnc menacingly. In a few decades an ivory billiard ball will bo an rare as great auks. They will bo used strictly an exhibits, billiard hall proprietors pre dict. Table makers are working dally on substitutes and are turning out bet ter composition balls every year. AMUSEMENTS NATIONAL &W.VIM: MATINEE TODAY 3 P. RI. J" SANDERSON DONALD BRIAN joseph CAWTHORN IN TUB SEW iSW"lUTffT 99 MUSICAL PLAY S M. JSjUj Next Week,FIitTWei & Sit Seatc ftmirrew A. II Wood's present!! KJFilT I Ski a Comedy Drama bi W. I taoi V lU Wlllard Mack -m. -..-. Mon. nluht benellt of St. Thomaa' parsonaca Three Tueailay Afternoons at 4iSO BURTON HOJLMES Jan. 11 Grand Canyon of Arlanna Jan. 25-The Panama-Pacific Exposition Feb. 1 California and Son Dleso Ex position Courae Sale Ol.fA i and K.50) next Monday. THURSDAY, 4:30 O'CLOCK fltmt Concert nth Wnaliington Series. fHILeARMONlC' SOCIETY F M. Y. - ORCHESTRA JOSEPH STRANSKY, Conductor Soloist, PABLO CASALS. the World'a ' Greatest Celllit Tickets. .50. J2 00. 11.50. 11.00. T Arthur .Smith. 1308 O St. 6 F.KEITH,SD,,IIjr'2ll58,lc as.! a ss SuM .oft . B,1K Mats., 26c Ere'a, 'Mts to 91.0ft. SPECIALI Shows New Year Day-2, 5 & 8 15 P. M. Entire Bill at Each. Usual Prices. Usual Performancea Other Days. "Success must be recorded." Star. ERNEST W. EVANS & CO in "THE SOCIETY CIRCUS" Morrla Cronln and Ilia Merry Men. Wjatt'a Scotch Lada and Laaalea. Superb Ten-Hit Kill-Two -Kiddle" Holiday Stars. Buy Seats Now LOEWS COLUMBIA Continuous 10.30 A. M to 11 P M. Tuen IVed.. Dec. 28, 20. VALESKA SURATT in THE JMMIGRANT Tan is. I'rl.. Snt.Tsnn, TOE O&D HOaHE&rEAD Morning-, Afternoon, 10. 1 6c. Night, 10. IS, 2&c. Max bplecel Preaenta "THE MERRY ROUNDERS With ABE REYNOLDS and GEO. HAYES Extra l aildnlRlit Performance Friday Mtfht, New Yenr Eve. Next Week GIIIL TUl'.NT. Roller Skating ?K'Kt Penna. 'Me. at Ninth t. N. V Dally, 10:S0 to 12 302.30 to 57.30 to J0:30 America's largest and Klnest Skating Arena. WALTERS ART niltrniM The "Poor Association" of Baltimore Is authorized to say tho QALLKJUES of MIL II. WALTEUS. CIIA11U2S and CENTItC 6TIIEBT8, will be open to the public: All Wednesday and Katurdaya of January Februao, March and April, nnd also Eaater Monday und 22nd February Between the hours of 11 and 4 o'clock Tickets of admission, fifty rents each, mav be ordered or purchased at the office of the Association. It Ht Paul Street Governor Drug Co.. Charles and Head Sts -The 1 I edere Hotel The Stafford Hotel Hynson Weslcott Co , Charles ud Franklin rily John M. Vr'elsrl, Madison Ave and Hnflman trald lleudann. inr, K. ruitlmore St and also at Harris & Shafer Co 1113 Penn alanla As.. Washington, I). C From Foul Line . To' Pit WASHINGTON POST DUCKPIN LUAGLE. Mann -i"' rauii . M M M 75 M Ffcnej'....,,. j Nelson ,,., ft iiipuoi Ml ax F. Hran.lt. S W 103 7 121 93 M P3 Covert e 7 3 "Trber , 708 M v Sleigh M Ki S3 Wahiellch., Total...,. 45S396 4U Franklin. toret K2 87 fitocker .... 92 8 103 Patterson 79 M 1H Senders 79 72 M O. Drandl... H hi 93 -.. .; Totals D III 411 Total.. .. 470 IV DevlnnA. Scrivener.... nt in N roam ,,.,,, tz 2 S2 McAlwec... 7.1 l f- nicijiren ,., 9: m :i Ung.... S7 S4 97 415 mH Totals.. Harvard Is Opposed " To Numbering Players BOSTON, Dec. 23.-Whilo not official ly announced, it Is stated on good authority that Harvard will oppose numbering Its football players, and that whllo thero Is no objection to other col leges numbering their gridiron warriors. Harvard focla that its system would be affected adversely Eomewhat were It to pin n number on ouch member." Tho numbering of tho players will bet ono of the vital questions to bo dls cusBed at, tho winter meetings of tho rule solons, and if the question Ik put up to tho Crimson representatives it will be answered In tho negutlvc. Ono of the Harvard players. In dis cussing tho proposition, said thut as Hnughton had perfected a number of bewildering plays, It was to tho- Interest of the teum to do all thut Is pouslbla to render them tfS confusing as possible. Continuing, ho Hnld: "There may he many reasons given why Harvard Is opposed to numbering Its players. But after all Is ald it comes down to this: As long ns Har vard playois are urinumbered opposing teams find It difficult to tell Just what Harvard lit doing und how it is done. With Harvard numbered, tho shiftiness nnd deception of Its play would be moro like an open book. You can't expert Harvard to agree to a rule that will deprive Harvnrd of the thoroughly legl matc advantage of superior organiza tion." Tinker Wants Yerkes. CHICAGO. Dec. 29. Steve Yerkes, tho strapping second saclter of. the Pitts burgh Feds, looks better to Joe Tinker for the middle bap; on the Cnbs-VhalcK organization than Ie Mngec. Tinker told his boas, Charles AVeoghman toduy. Tinker said he will grab Yerkes If there Is any chance. AMUSEMENTS BELASCO 2SM- MATINEE TODY, 2.V TO $1.50. MR. WIL.LIAH FAVERSHAN in the ThrlHIniinmnC W A Wrr Modern Drama AAA Ail UA V AX KBXT Wf-.KK SKtTS NOW. TltlUMPHANT IlETlinN GUY BATES POST O MA R THE TENTMAKEn. MONDAY, JANUAIIY'3, 4T 2ltS. Princeton Triangle Giub In Their Ncvr nnd Orijcinnl Musical Comedy. The Evil Eye Tickets Noiv on Sale at Belasco Theater. I .Mat. Daily, 25c. Eves.. 23c, 50c, 71W Altii 'lit IS WEEK. UNDER COVER WITH A. II. VAN BUREN Kfxt Week "Alone Came Ituth" POLTS THEATER. Monday Afternoon, January 10, 4.30 Prices, JJ.OO, J2.50. JI.00. 11,50. I1.CO Boxes, S3S 00 On Bala at Droop's, 13th and Q. Mme. MELBA The World's Greatest Soprano CASINtffe T,IB COMFY .rT V THEATER- HALL PLAYERS In ALL "THE REVOLT" S?5fK Mats., Tuea., Thura., Sat., I."Sc 23o Nights, IGo, 2Sc, SSc, KOc JCext Week. A Bachelor's Honeymoon. EXCURSIONS Jacksonville One Way Ilound Trip $20 $35 Including Meals and Stateroom Berth. 1.W0-MILE 7-DAY TIHP. Including stop-oer at Savannah Tick ets good returning within six months. Steamer leaves Baltimore Tuesday and Friday at 7 P. M Send for Particulars, B. O n. It Offices and S17 nth t. nir. Merchants & Miners' Trans. Co. W P. TURNER. Q P . Balto Md OLD POINT COMFORT NORFOLK, VA. All 1'nlntH Honth 5prrlnl Tonrit to Cbnnilierlln Hotel. New York and Boston by Sea Uallr Service, Modern Steel StrucnerN. Cltr Ticket Ofllce fWoodiraril llulldlnu.l, 701 ItJIh SL N. W,, NOItKOl.K & WASHINGTON STEAMIIOAT to. I Baltimore to (aMBR.