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Eddie Foster Leaves for Chicago Little Real Salary Cutting Expected
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iDME FOSTER OFF
FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Washington's Little Second
v Sacker Will Spend Christ-
- mas in Chicago.
EXPECT NO CUTTING HERE
Manager Griffith Believes in Re
warding Players Who
11V LOUIS A. DOUOHEn.
Washington major league baseball
olony lin been decreased by one. Ed
die Foster, accompanied by Mrs, Fos
ter left last nlght'for Chicago, whore
they will remain until tho middle or
The ariffmen's midget second base
man Is one of those Indti who never
worry.. Through oil the. pqst-season
chatter of coming cuts In salary, ho
' lian merely smiled. Ho cares little
for Stovo League gossip, anyway.
"I hope Teacher signs mo. up again,"
said Eddie n few woeks ago, "for It'll
be torrlblo not to bo signed and havo
to play ball Just tho same."
' Foster expects to bo right on the
Job with tho Orlffmeti again next
tyring. Ho la In -perfect condition, and
could get Into, a gamn today If neces
sary. Long walks along the Virginia
roads near his homo In Cherrydato,
havn kept him hard and down to
weight. It, will bo no hardship for
him to train at Augusta, for ho will
report ready for work.
Little Cutting Here.
It Is. not expected that the 1017 cop.
trnuts to bo sent out to tho arlffmon
will contain many cuts In solury. Man
ager Griffith believes In rewarding
his players who do well, and ho Is
Mow to cut.
Tho pitchers, with tho exception of
Walter Johnson, will very likely bo
offered bonus clauses, extra sums g.v
Ing to them If they win a certain pre.
scribed number of games. Hurry Har
per worked under such n'contract lost
summer. So did Doc Aycrs. Both worn
In the case of Milan, Smith, nice,
Judge, Foster, anil Leonard, bonus
clauses culling for extra sums for
certain batting averages may be ex
pected, Jf Manager Griffith carries out
The Old Fox wilt be bock In Wash
(ngton Inside of two weeks, and will
begin at once to send out contracts
to hi players.
Harney liaises Prices.
Taking Instant advantage of the
Hew National League rulo to cut
down 'tho number of 20-ccnt seats,
Barney Dreyfuss has announced
rolled prices at his park for 1017.
New York has not had many two
bit seats for years. Brooklyn has very
few. Every othor club in tho old
league has bad generous numbers or
eeatu or the two-bit boys.
No raise In price Is expected In the
American League next season, show
ing the wisdom of the Johnsonian
leaders once more. With the Tenor
tribe Roosting prices, the American
Leagua will gain Just so much morn
In the affections of tho fans every
where. Expects No Trouble.
Tho National Commission will meet
t Cincinnati, January H. President
Tener, of the National League, says
he fears no trouble at nil, even
though many weighty things must
be settled this winter by tho supremo
court Of baseball.
The Joint rules committee of tin
two major leagues will hold at least
one meeting In January and the Fed
eral League suit Is duo for a hear
ing In the final week of the month.
Talk or trades still tills tho air and
by tho time the nnnuul schedule meet
ing Is called In February, tho baseball
world will bo teething with Intcroxt.
Clubs In both league are trying to gain
strength through the medium of trading.
flrlfTmen In Hunt.
Tho Grlffmcn nro In tho hunt. Man
ager (IrllTith has Hay Morgan on the
market. If waivers can bo obtained
from tlin American League clubf, Mor
gan may be shifted to some National
league outfit needing a second base
man. Hippy Williams Is another Griff
mHn who may flguro In n deal some
wheie, Chicago, Dotro't, St. Louis, Cleveland
and Washington uro the American
League Clubs duo to llgitre In trade,
or ut least projected trades.
In the National Lou cue Philadelphia,
Brooklyn and all four Western clubs
will bo icady to talk dents when tho
magnate ami managers get together
In New York In February.
TWO CAPTAINS THERE
Penn Will Have Two Leaders Bat
tling Against Oregon.
PHILADELPHIA, Dee. 10. When
Penn lines up ngnlnst Oregon at Pans
dei(u. Col., New Yeur Day, th Quakers
will have two raptulus on tho tteld.
Mathews will be in charge, but Heinle
Miller, tho 1017 leader, will be on
hand to tuke hi pluco In case of nc
Penn leaves for tlm Coast Kilday.
Tho party will Include - tln entire
coaching staff, consisting of Hob Fnl
weji; ,By Dickson. Dr. Charles M.
Wharton, and Dr. It. Talr McKonzle,
an Ut ho following twenty-lwu players:
filler, Mathews, Urquhait, Hen
nlng W-ruy, Estresvaag. Little, Bell,
Derr, Berry, A. Wray, Crane, Young,
Tltxal, Burg, Robinson, Welsor, Qulg
ley, VJlllams, Bryant and Wlrkmnn.
Manager Charles Lovett will complete
the Penn squud.
DECLINE8 TO PLAY PITT.
COLUMHU.S, Ohio, Dec. 10 Dlrec-j
tor St. John, of Ohio Stuto University,
has rejected u Syrucuse University)
proposul for a two-year football
agreement. It was suggested by thd
New Yorkers that Ohio play In Syra
cuse In 1017, and havo tho return In '
V:oumbus in 101 8. A chance tu dicker
wltli tho University of Pittsburgh has i
been passed by also.
SAURY CDTS WILL
NOT-BE SO SEYERE
Captain Huston Says That Now
Players Have Little Worry
lly JOE VILA.
NEW YORIC, Dec. 19. The belief pre
vailing In baseball circles that tho club
owners, now that they hold the upper-
hand through the passing of the Feds,
are all prepared to reduce salaries In
wholesale fashion appears to be far
from the facts. The players are not to
fare so badly after all, desplto the
numerous Interviews In which magnates
have made It platn that retrenchment
Is bound to como. , "
' It appears now that the reduction will
affect fow players other than those who
were ablo to force their employers to
pay abnormal contracts because they
wore sought by the Feds.
Players who drew normal salaries
will not suffer to any extent and many
of them aro In lino for nn Increase In
Yank ecu flood Example.
The New York YanUeos furnish a
good examplo of tho attitude of the
club owners toward tho players under
tho changed conditions. Within tho
next ten days contracts will be sent out
to fifteen players whoso previous con
tracts expired at the close 'of tho 1618
season. Not one of the fifteen will he
offered a salary less than tho ono un
der which ho formerly worked.
On Uio other hand at least four play
ers, possibly five, will be paid more In
1917 ihnn they were In 1916. Nine mem?
bcr of Illll Donovan's squad aro now
held under contracts which have an
other season or two to run. Home of
tho figures were Inflated far beyond
the value of tho player, and these are
'due for ii reduction later unless the
player Improves sufficiently to cam the
Tho fact that no ruts will be made
serve to Indicate that the plight of
tho ball tonscr Is not so bad us luis been
painted so frequently.
Knlarles Won't Drop.
"Tho young players coming up now
havn nothing to worry about In re
gard to salary," suld Capt. T. L. Hus
ton today, In discussing tho threaten.
Ing retrenchment. "They will bo paid
about ns well as the average player
was before tho war, and win n they
show Improvement they will gel in
creases. It Is only natural for tho
owners to bring soma of those nb
normal sales back tu normal, but
thnro Is no disposition to make play
ers pay the penalty If they have nut
profited through tho war. I bollove
that even the high paid players will
be kept on their salaries If they nre
drawing curds or exceptional players,
"Toko tho case of Frank Baker, for
Instance, ho Is tho highest salaried
player on our club, but lie Is worth
what we arn giving him. Wu would
not reduce his salary one penny thU
year, even If his contract had expired
this fall. In other words' tho players
will be liberally treated, and I believe
they will draw salaries an high as
before tho war." , ,
No Radical Change.
Thero are no radical departures In
tho new form of contract which Is
to be sent out to the players In a
week or ten days.
The fact that the national commis
sion spent much time on these docu
ments, which were drawn up by emi
nent legal lights, and that later tho
National League saw fit to delay ac
tion on tho contract until somu
chango had been made, led to many
rumors as to tho terms embodied l.i
the contract. It was reported that
they differed greatly from the papers
signed by players and owners In
other years also that a "Joker" had
Tho contract differs In no Important
particular, from those which wero lit
use up to two or thraa years ago, Tho
option cluuso and the ten-day notice
of release are tho outstanding feat
ures of the contract, but thero In
nothing new about cither. The dls
ability cluiise, which wan used but
seldom. If at all, has been entirely
Re-elected to Position by Corinthian
Club for 1017.
Dr. A. n, Bennett, Jr., has been re
elected comtnodom of tho Corinthian
Yacht Club, stationed at tho foot of
highway bridge Other officers elect
ed for 1017 aro J. T. Brcsnunan, vico
commodore; W. J. Bacon, Jr., rear com
modore; II. Bose, fleet captain; F, V.
Ingram, measurer; 11. O. Reed, secre
tary and treasurer; If. W. llnun, as
slstunt sccretury and treasurer; H.
Barkor and F. II. Moore, trustees.
Tho club has an active membership
of seventy-five, with flfty-thrcn boats,
und will curry on u campaign tho com
ing yeur to mako the organization Iho
largest In the city.
Although winter has set In In full
blast only eight boats havo been
PHELPS STAR BASKETER
Mt. Pleasant Forward Shoots Ten
Field Goals and Five Fouls.
Right Forward Phelps, of Mt. Pleus.
ant, was tho star of last night's pluy
In the Sunday School Basketball
Lcuguo. Ho t.cored ten goals from
tho floor uualnut Narthmlnstcr and
live from the foul line-
Mt. Pleasant- defeated Narthmlu
ster. 41 to HI, and 'Peck wpn from
Covcnunt, 11 to Hi.
Catholic 1'nlvorslly will moot Loyola
tomonow night nt Carroll Institute
Instead of tontght as wuh previously
announced. Thq Urpoklanders will
then take their t,rlp to,' Newark tt
mcol Delaware. ' '
PLAY TWO GAMES.
In two fast basketball contesta last
night hi thu Noel House gym. the
Mei cedes defeated tho Metropolitans,
.'tu to Ui, and thn Federals won over
the Hoyuls, 17 to 13.
FAST GAME EXPECTED
George Washington and ,Gallaudet
May Furnish Whirlwind Contest.
When Oeoreo Washington and Qallau
det hit It up Saturday In the game
schodutod at tho Y. M. C. A. gym one
of Die best contesta of several years
Is expected. Basketball followers all
over tho city aro expecting to flock
to tho "Y" to get n, look at the athletes
Q oo r go Washington has a fast com
bination In Almon and Qlacomo In the
forward positions. Hlllcs and Oroesbeck
offer plenty of opposition In guards.
George Colllflower Is working up' a
center, an that position appears to. bo
weak at present
The Wengcr boys, William, Cloud and
Marshall appear7 to be tho best bets for
Coach9 Haas, although no llno-up will
be given until tho day of thd. game.
PAT MORAN HOPES
TO CLOSE DEALS
Miller, Schulte, and Lavender
Wanted by Manager of For
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 10. Perhaps
some of the deals that Pat Moran
tried to engineer at the National
League meeting wilt bo closed in the
The Fltchburg genius tried hard
to get some men hn wanted, but in
each case lie failed. Here arn the
players tho Phils wrrn'eager to get:
All-round Man Dots Miller, of St.
Outfielder Schulte, of Pittsburgh.
Pitcher Lavender, of Chicago.
It Is not known exactly what propo
sltlon Moran- made to get Miller, but
he refused to trade when Hugglns
asked for First Baseman Luderusand
Manager Callahan, of Pittsburgh,
wanted left Fielder Whltled or Third
Baseman Stock for Hchulte. Of course,
Moran did not accept this ball. Whit
ted and Stock aro not only stars, but
havo ten years or more to play In
tho major leagues, whereas HchulU
can scarcely last more than two sea
Moran agreed to give Pitcher Al
Dsmaree for Lavender. Moran llker
Demaree, but thn cartoonist wants tc
pitch In Chicago, hla homo town, and
for that reason, Pot tried to arrange
Moran always admlrrd the work nf
Iavendcr. Under Pat's method of
handling a pitcher. Lavender should
develop Into u competent performoi
and win twenty or twenty-flve games
for the Phils,
Pat couldn't arrange the deal bo
cause Fred Mitchell, the new man
ager of thn Cubs, wants to find hit
bearings before making any deals.
0'MEARA IS LEADER
Elected to Captain Mohawk Eleven
Mohawk A. C.'s football team will
be led next season by Harry D.
O'Meara, left halfback, thn latter hav
ing been elected to the captaincy at
the club's annual banquet last night,
held In Northeast Temple. O'Meara
has been a well-known player hero
for somo time, and Is popular among
Those present at thn banquet were:
L. America, T. Burns, G, Hums, H.
BJorklaud, A, Bean. B. Deaklns. J
Dulln. Earl Flood. II. Free, O. Hay
den. O. Keith, H. McCleary, T. O'Brien,
11. Reese, II. Schrth, M. Murphy, U
C. White, R. Smllhson, C Hardesty.
C. Helmer, R. Cohtll, G. Poss, H. Tip.
ton, Robert Hope. C. McClure, Milton
Turner, I Deaklns, Frank Hardy,
Bernard Ltlkus, D. Durlly, C. Iangan,
Paul Colilll. E. Flaherty. E. Schotleld,
Worden Dyer, Harry O'Mearu, O. Hy
ers. It. linger, R. Weaver, P. Brooke,
a. Hamilton. J. A. Dugan, It. Towers.
B. Hryan. J. McCabe, It. Martin, Frank
Jarboo, J. Flaherty. T. McNally, P.
Fields. R. Hlrch, P. Doyle, E. Glbhutt,
Paul Allen, N. Hayden, and E. nees.
BAILEY UNDER KNIFE
Southpaw Pitcher Hopes to Recover
and Perform Again,
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 10. "Won t you
como back" Bill Bailey, onco a mem
bur of thn Browns' pitching staff and
last season a star with the Columbus
American Association team under
Roger Brrsnahan, Is In thn city, und
will undergo an operation for single
hernia in a few days,
Halloy was pitching his seventeenth
gamo for Bresnuhan last season with
a record up to that time of thirteen
victories and thrcn defeats, when his
toe caught In thn rubber, while hn
was delivering n ball, and ho wrench
ed his leg violently.
Hn has been unable to work since
and was advised by Bresnahan to
have an operation performed at once.
For First Time In Career Falls to
Hit at Least .300.
For the first time since his chlsten
Ing season with thu Athletics, Stuffy
Mclnnls, tho consistent whaler of tho
Athletics, fajled tu get In ,300 per
cent hitting society this yeur.
Slurry batted below tho .'.'ID murk
during the first hair of last season,
but mado such a strong finish that he
was ablo to boost his figures to .-'05.
This was a icmarkably good per
centage, for It placed him tenth among
American League players who took
part In 100 games or more,
But It broko Stuffy's uninterrupted
procession of .300 per cent credits,
Sturfy began with tho Athletics in
1000 and In cightnon games batted
2.10. In 1010 ho hit .mil; in 1011, .-KM;
In 101'.', .37; In 1013, ..ISO; In 1011.
.314, und In 1015, .314, This year ho
had tho wee. slump to .'J05.
WILL PLAY TODAY.
Central will got Its tlrst real tent
In basketball today when Friends It
encountoied at tho Central gym. The
Friends team has woilced up a fluo
passing game, nnd Is couvldcrcd bet
tor than last season.
FEARLESS OF SUIT
John Tenor Believes Baltimore
'f Federals Will Surelv Lose
NEW YORK, Deo. 10. If t.ue lead
crs of organised baseball are con
cerned to any extent over the coming
suit of tho Baltimore Federal League
Club, it Is not apparent on the sur
face. All contend that they have no
fear of the outcome. In fact they ap
peal: to welcome It aa likely to result
In n decision that the sport Is con
ducted along the only. lines posslblo
for a business of Its kind.
"Wo talked over the suit in an in
formal way while the club owners
were here last week," said President
John K. Tener, of the National
League, today. "And wo will go Into
court with a strong caao which should
end for somo time these reviews of
the sport in court. Wa insist that
certain features whloh have been at
tacked are absolutely necessary for
the existence or the game.
"Our answer to the complaint has
been filed, and we expect that tho
case wilt be tried next month. Wo
are ready nt any time and feel confi
dent of winning out."
Next to picking Alt-America selections
Is the futile effort to present a list of
sporting celebrities with another fan
cied list of suitable Christmas presents.
It has been our good fortune to see
several first rank teams perform during
the football season. To "Plko" Johnson,
of Washington und Ie, we award the
palm for bring the best tackle wo havo
seen. Johnson combined all the speed
desirable with an ability to fanlhoin
plas which appeared uncanny. John
son was seconded by right tackle Ixnlro,
of tho same eleven. To "Jogger" Elcock
must be given a deal of credit for pro
ducing auih a capable pair.
Chick Evans, Jerome Travers, and
FrancM Oulmei nre beginning to look
over the hotflng field with an cro to '
their laurels. During tho past year the I
performances of Hobby Jones, Terry
AiUIr, mid Normnn Maxwell, youths I
Just In their teens, have startled the
world. Jones whs looked upon with
soma amusement until he trawled over
Frank Dyer and Ebcn M. 11) ers. Hard-'
ner White, who won bowled over by
Maxwell at Lakenood, eajs the young
slrr Is a coming champion. Just how
rteter Maxwell Is may be ronji. ured
from the fact thut he has twl equalled
record figures for Aronlinli. Jonts
and Adair have records that ure
well known. Next enr may find one of
tho three with the crowns pet, cued by
Swapping major league players
seems almost a lost art these days.
There was a tlmn when Clark Orlf
flth earned thn title or "trade wind"
because of his pronne to swap
players, but now he finds too many
difficulties in the way. Every man
ager wants something for nothing,
and, naturally, they cannot got to
gether. However, remembering tho
deal Involving Boehtlng, Moeller,
Smith, and Leonard, It la not to bo
wondtred that (Irlff railed In his ef
fort to give Ray Morgan away.
National League magnates have
voted to cut down the number of
SSccnt seats at their parka for the
coming season. Which is a sure way
to cut down tho number of tho fans
In those same cities,
Harvard Is for gentle baseball. For
this reason the Crimson will book no
mora games with teams which bait
umpires or speak harshly to the Har
vard players. If thn Cumbrldgo folks
can get nway with this, their sched
ules or 1020, 1021, and on should ho
rilled to tlm brim with excitement.
Americans wonts dash and lire In
their baseball games. They don't
llkn cricket largely because It lacks
this feature. But maybe Harvard be
Moves It will work a change In Amer
ican human nature.
About the funniest story we have
seen Is that from St. Ixuls which 4ms
Branch Rickey seeking to hwop Jim
my Austin for Eddie Foster. In thn
first plnce Austin Is tolling under
a huge war-time contract. In the sec
ond placo his Joints arn creaking with
age. In tho third even newsboys in
tho Mound City Jibe and Joke at him.
In the fourth well three Is enough,
Billy Mls'ko receives a chance to
night to stamp himself ono of tho
country's leading light heuvywelghtn,
lor hn Ih down for a ten-round con
test with Jack Dillon, now fast be
coming a trial Vrse foe new boxers
and heavy lads looking for experi
ence. Mlsko lias been boxing for two
years, but only within the last two
months has he made much Impression
on Untie fans. Ills artistic trlmmlnif
of Hattllng Levlnsky has given him
his match with Dillon. If he can re
peat ugalnst Dillon, Mlske may be ex
pected to challenge Georges Carpen
tler. They're all doing this now.
Johnny McOraw, wrathy over the
wretched showing or his great team
In Its tlnal series against tho Brook
lyn Dodgers, said things by the mouth
ful. He repeated them the next day.
Ban Johnson sneered at the spec
tacular finish of the National Lcaguo'H
pennant race. The Tener tribe threat
ened to Investigate thn tiuth of Me
Qraw's charges. The public, scenting
n real scandal, listened with all lt
millions of ears. And has heard noth
ing, not one single little thing. Did
magnates rorgot even to mention Mc
Grow during their recent meeting.
But It mado great reading, didn't It?
And didn't It take the sting off thn
showing of the Dodgers ugulnst the
TEAMS TAKE ,REST
High 8chool Quints Suspend Opera
tions Till After the' Holidays.
Eastern, Western, Business, and
Tech will reel until after life holi
days. The high school quints will
havo only light practice, and will
give their athletos n layoff from hard
games until the first of tho yonr.
Western was scheduled to play
Georgetown Props yesterday, but ask
ed a postponement.. Tho Westerners
also had a gamo with St. Albans to
day which was called off. Business
Is scheduling no games nor Is Tech.
Eastern Is without a contest until
after tho holidays, unloss a gamo It
scheduled out of the regular list.
Friends meets Central today, and muj
play its annual gamo with the alumni
quint later in the week.
TRACK MEN PLAN
BUSY TIMES AHEAD
Many Events, Indoor and Out,
on Program for Coming
If tho track athletes in this section
flit all tho dates sot this year they
wilt havo plenty of wirk ahead o'
them. The first meeting on thn boardi
is that of Saturday, February 10, nt
Baltimore, whern thn nnnual Fifth
Regiment-Johns Hopkins Indoor moot
wll bn held.
Following this In the Georgetown
mot set for the data of February 17
On March - is thn annual lleorgc
Washington meet. Thn last namci'
engagements wilt bo held at Convert
Later still will comn the Meudow
brook games at Philadelphia, which
are annually attracting Washlngtor
teams. Outdoors the Penn relays
Maryland State, South Atluntln Inter
collegiate meet, Washington and Lei
games and tun dual and triangular
engagements will furnish steady em
ployment for the trnrlc star's,
Tomo will hold Its nnnual meet
Ing on May 10, while thn annual hlgt-si-hool
games urn sot for May 11', Or
the samo date thu flnnln of tho S. A. I
A. A. meet will be held at Home
wood Field. Baltimore, Sickens In
stltute, Lufuvotte, Haverford, am?
Deluwarn College will stage meets ir.
thn spring. In addition, there will
bn the Junior championships held ir
SHOULD SHOW STRENGTH
Hatchetltes Have 8everal 8trong
Tennis Players In College.
Georgn Washington may boost a
strong tennis team this spring If prrs.
ent plans go through. Thn Hatchetltes
havn several exceptionally gnixl play
ers enrolled In tho ranks. John '10111
pin Gruvcs, Jr., captain of the team
for tho coming season, was the final'
1st In thn District titln event on Hit
Dumbarton courts Inst fall, and Is
rated ns one of the best players In the
nesldes Graves Georgn Washington
has two Junior tltleholders In Harold
Selden. last year's captain of the
Central High' School team, and Dls
trlct Junior champion. Selden won tho
championship last spring while cap
tain of Central's team.
Deun P. Howard Is n former Junior
tltleholder here. Howard, as a mem
ber or St. Luke's, came hern two years
ago and took the title away from the
District youngsters. Since his en.
trance al George Washington ho has
shown considerable Improvement
George Cooper, former captain of
tho Western High tennis team, la
another strong player ut O. W. V. Sev
eral others will probably come out
when the call la made. A flnn suhed.
tile Is tinder wny It Is understood, and
George Washington Is looking fir
ward to a successful season.
WILL DROP ROWDIES
Harvard Doesn't Want Ball Teams
That Use Rough Tactics,
CAMBRIDGE, Dec. 111. The com
pulgn ugalnst roughneck baseball haa
begun nt Harvard, and in the future
college baseball teams whose mem
bers are guilty of rowdyism Ir. action
or speech will bo left off the dlamonil
schedule or the Crimson.
The baiting or umpire and players
has Increusud In college baseball In
tho past several years, and Harvard's
athletic committee Jm trying to elimi
nate such tactlts. Bantering by tho
Harvard playern has been fix bidden,
and It Is expected thut Hurvaid's op
ponents will llkawiso refrain from
using objectionable tactics In playing
Tho teams whoso r.ctlons hare been
round to bo unwarranted havn grid
ually been dropped from thn Harvard
schedule in the past several years.
The uthlotlc commltten ut Cambrldua
will contlnuo to watch closely tho de
meanor of tho nines (hut como to Sol
diers Field next spring, and those
whoso courtesy Is found lacking ,wlll
find themselves on tho censored list
when tho next Crimson baseball
schedule Is arranged.
KANE MANAGES BOTH.
ST. PAVL, Minn., Dec. II) -Mike
and Tommy Gibbons havo signed up
Eddie Kane, former munager of Bil
liard Chumplon Willie Hoppe, to
conduct their affulis. Kuno has Just
returned from the const and u n
nouncoment of IiIh selection to man
ago the Gibbons brothers fnllow-i, Tho
manager belongs in Washington, D.
C, but has lived In Chicago for i-ev-erul
ABANDON8 BIG GAME.
HUNTINGTON, W. Vu., Dec. 19.
Tho annual football gitmn a between
West Virginia University and West
Virginia Wesleynn will not bo play
ed next yeur. Wrsleyun will moot
Marshull College TurUoy Day instead
of West Virginia,
CHANEY STOPS BRITT.
11ALTIMORE, Dec. It).- -George
Chancy took Just two minutes to stop
Al Brltt hero lust night.' Tho bout
was hi'heduled to go lift ecu lollliUw,
but It didn't lust muny minutes.
ADDS NEW HOLES
TO GOLF COURSE
Bannockburn Will Have Fifteen
by Next Fall Instead of
By next fall, or possibly a bit
earlier, members of tho Bannockburn
aolf Club, at Cabin John, will be
playing over n fltteen-holo courso In
stead of the present ono of nine.
Work on four new holes haa beon
under way for some time, and two
others will be added to these.
When the additional holes aro com
pleted Bannockburn will have a cred
itable course for one newly laid out.
Boveral of the new greens are better
situated and furnish better oppor
tunities for the golfers to show their
skill than those in present use.
Eventually Bannockburn will boast
a regulation elghtecn-hole course, but
this appears to be In the distant fu
ture. Although the club Is not grow
ing exceptionally fast, it is becoming
more strongly organised, and Is well
supported by Its members. Tho mem
bership now numbers about 200.
Snow and cold have driven tho golf
ers from the links during tho last
few days, and 'thereby made iho
"nineteenth hole" a llttlo more popu
lar than usual.
HEAVYWEIGHTS IN 'FARCE
Moran and Smith Kid New York
Fans for Ten Rounds.
NEW YORK. Dec. IK. This city full
of light fans today is wondering why It
allowed Itself to be kidded by a ten
round bout between Frank Moran, of
Pittsburgh, and Gunboat Smith. These
two or the orlglnar whlto hope brlgude,
hopped Into a ring In Brooklyn, be
labored each other with everything they
could think or which was nothing
and ended their encounter In a draw.
The Gunner uncoiled tbo famous old
right swing u dosen times to Moran's
rotund "tummy, nnd Moran whipped
over his famous right cross numbers
of Ids to the ex-sesman's head. Onco In
1 uIiIIm lintllh .A.l.l lull miiM
m wiuin nnmn ircini, uui more oiieu
he didn't. Moran wasn't even staggered.
Critics 11 tree that Uie exhibition was
nn up-to-the-minute New York style of
heavyweight encounter. Tho fight fans,
us usual, wero whipped.
On tho race of the showing made
there Is llttlo likelihood that any one
would risk RO.OCO to arrange a bout
between Champion Jets Wl'.lard and
Smith. And It Is Just u
u bout l-Tl ruuon
Moran. to cost In the neighborhood of
P0J0. would be fust as bod.
Smith had beer, promised that an ef-
fort would be made to get him a match
Mlth the champion provided ho made a
food showing against Moran, and ne
gotiations already had been started for
1 battlo at Hiiana between Moran and
It was Moran's first appearance In u
ring since he was conquered last sum
rur by Jack Dillon, and the bout also
was In tho naturo of a come-back for
Smith. The come-back was a sorry uf
WILDE IS WINNER
I Flyweight Champion May Come
Here for Bouts In New York.
j LONDON, Dec. 10, If Jimmy Wilde,
England's flyweight champion, can
obtain permission from the military
authorities, ho will soon visit the
United States for bouts with Amer
ica's best little fellows. Wilde's vic
tory over "Young Zulu Kid," of
llrooklyn, N. Y., In the eleventh round
hern yesterday was most decisive.
Now ho hopes to gather fat purses.
The American lacked reach and hit
ting power, though hla gamennss
earned him many friends. Wilde
hammered his opponent with hard
rights mid lefts to body and head and
In tho eighth the American seemed
about to collapse. He hung on, how
ever, until the eleventh when the
shower of blows was too much.
Maroon Hat Beefsteak Dinner and
Players Get Mementos.
NEW YORK, Dec. 10. Fordhum s
alumni entertained the members of
the Maroon varsity cleen last night
et Castle Cuve, u beefsteak dinner
being thn attraction. Sixteen players
and Manager Jeremiah Kenlo.i re
ceived their letters ami each a gold
football. The other members of the
rquad received gold penknives with
The recipients of the letters and the
gold footballs were Capt. John Conk
Hn, John Cuntwell, William C. May,
Walter A. Culdwell, Joseph A. Hen
dricks, Geo'rge A. Lowe, Jr., Arthur A.
Corcoran, Thomus I, McNamara, John
I Calnan, Daniel J. O'Conncll, Fred
erick V, Swetland, Frunk C. Trcanor,
William E. Erwlg, Elmer Perkins, An
drew F, Dcmpsuy, Joseph E. Braney,
and Munager Jeremiah Kcnlon.
Today a captain for next year will
bn elected, tho honur probably going
to "Bunny" Cochran or "Bull" Lowe,
WOULD VISIT COAST
Syracuse Negotiating for Contest
With Washington State.
PULLMAN', Wash., Dec. 10. Nego.
tlatlons have been opened by the ath
letic authorities of Syracuso Univer
sity with Washington State College
for a football guino belli ecu teams
representing tho two Institutions, to
bo held during tho 1017 season.
Thanksgiving day was suggested,
but that date Is already filed on tho
Washington Stnto College schedule.
KNOCKOUT KILLS BOXER.
DENVER, Col., Dec. 10 Joseph
Romero, u prize fighter known na
Young Joe Rivers, died last night In
thn h cluing 1 ooms-of tho National
Athlctln Club, following n knockout
blow administered h) .luck tlratton,
of California, lu the sixth lound of
a scheduled ten-round bout.
CENTRAL IS AHEAD
IN WINNING TITLE '
' Footbalf Championsnlp Gives
School Three Honors Dur
ing Past Year.
Scholastic athletic titles during the
past year havo been greatly In favor
of Central High School. In football
Cnntial, with nn early start, got the
Junfp on all of tho others, with the
result that the team went through the
season In the title games without n.
Georgetown Preparatory School
mpst be given the tltlo for prepata
tory schools. The Hilltop youngsters
were able to decisively defeat all tho
local teams It met'. The Preps were
eager to meet Central before or after
the close of the season, but were un
able to get a gamo with the high
Il baseball Eastern won the title
handily. A twenty-game schedule
found the Capitol Hill lads ahead at
tho conclusion of the scries with no
defeats recorded out of eight engage
ments. Tomltn Pilches Well.
Eastern had a pitcher In Eddie Tom
Hn who was tho wholo works of the
baseball team. Ably seconded by Leo
Flaherty, tho Eastern nlno proved
stronger than its rivals. Flaherty
was the 'best catcher on tho series
and this battery proved too much for
thn other nines.
In track Central was the premier
high school combination. Coach Fo
ley's lads .won the annual champion
ship meet with easu, distancing all
the other track teams by many points.
Milstcad, Birthright, Arbeely. nnd
Latta were thn strong performers fur
In tennis Central swept every tram
before It. With such stars as Harold
Selden, Howard Clssell, Dudley, Frlx
sell, and Gatchel, thn Central lads not
only won all their engagements with
other schools, but lost very few
Coarbr.1 by Bojlf.
The team was coached by Louis I.
Doyle and won the Junior titles hand
ily. Harold Selden was the Junior
. singles champion and Howard Clssell
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Friends presented a strong lentils
combination, as did Tech. Western,
Georgetown Preps and Business were
tho only other representatives In tho
In basketball Western outdistanced
Its rivals with a veteran team, loslnx
but ono Kamc In tho tltlo series. The
"sierncrn iiunK up srvrri prnnnn
ff.00"1" ""I f'tmtm the Wellesley
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III. Albans Gets Honors.
St. Albans won signal honors In
scholastic Irsek hern last year under
thn tutelngn of George Green. With
Brewer, Maxam. Wallace, Carter,
Prldmore, Hauler, Schroers and oth
ers the St. Albans team literally
cleaned up In track.
Brwer defeated the redoubtable
Drew In the Mradowbrook games In
PhllMf1lntila IhhI wlntnr. fnllnu-lnir
' this up with othor achievements In
the 100 and 220 In scholastic gamca
all over the East.
The SL Albans relay team won the
Indoor championship, defeating Mer
cersburg Indoors and establishing a
world's record, while tho outdoor team
wOii the championship In tho prep
school tltlo race nt the Penn relay
Three to Central.
Central won threo titles. The foot
ball team won thn football champion
ship with the loss or but one
game, that to Episcopal High School.
Central also won thn track title and
the tennis championship In singles
and doubles. Western won the baa
ketball championship, while thn base
ball honors were won by Eastern,
Business was second In football,
second In basketball and third In foot
ball. Tech had an off year all around,
falling to win a single championship,
CHACONAS WINS MATCH
Averages 112-2 Defeating Simmons
for Arcade Bowling Honors.
Nick Cbaconas, popular duckpn
showed bowling fans at the Arcudi
yesterday how he can' demolish tin
maples when ho feols like it when
he trimmed James K. Simmons, asplr
ant. for honors in Mt. Pleasant, In
five straight games of a match tu
decide the best bowler among tho
putrons of tho Arcade.
Chuconus guva h consistent exhlhl
tlon. He averaged UU'-2 for tho flvo
guines against 08-3 ror Simmons. The
Chaconas ....122 117 115 113 02502
Simmons .... 07 110 OS 100 70 103
Chaconas would have had ull scores
above the century but for a foul in
tho fifth frame of the final game,
which cost him a nine pin count on
u spare. Simmons' nearest approach
to winning u game wus In tho second
when he mado a strike in tho tenth
on a spare. A poor count, however,
placed htm one pin behind his op
WOMEN ROLL THURSDAY
National Capital and Casino Quints
In Second Meeting.
Bowling competition umong women
will help to enliven tho Christmas
holidays, Thursday nlgiu tho Nu.
tlonal Capitals will clash with the Ca
slnos, on the National Capital alloys,
in their second meeting within a few
In their last match, rolled on the
Casino runways, tho Natlnnul I'apl
tals won by u slnglo pin, threo games
being rolled with tho best total of
pins deciding tho winner. A team
will be organized nt tho iirnud Ceu
Hal alleys to meet the wluper nt
Thursday's mutch and other contests
will follow tills.
JOHNNY DUNDEE WIN8.
PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 10. Jolinnv
Dundee, the New Yuik lightweight
outpointed Ruck Foniiuing, of Phil
delphla, lu six rounds.