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Stymies in Life Have to Be Played Just the Same and It's a Case of Either Jump Over, Go Around, or Go Through
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A comprehensive slant at the stand
ing of the major league clubs today
proved beyond Question that the White
SoTj(.ve piffled In their desire to see
two things In the American League.
Likewise, It Is fully aa evident that
the Glcnts are some distance from
having things cinched In the National.
Leering at the White Sox from sec
ond place, held tightly in splta of
what had been expected to be a rough
brush with the Yankees stand the
Red Sox. They're there mainly be-
' cause Jack Barry. In his endeavor to
hold his head up while Babe Ruth was
taking a vacation found that he has
a. very capable young southpaw named
Pennock. and that George Foster ts
far from being ready for the waiv
ers. Barry having discovered he has
a secondary defense, will hear more
watching than he has been given to
date.
The Bed Sox are up to their eyes.
They will wind u a series, opening
today with the Athletics, they will hie
Into the West to meet eery club In
that end of Czar Johnson's domain.
Froved & good road club they are
bound to make things decidedly un
comfortable. The White Sox, how
eer, will go over the same atretcn.
If they Intend showing any quantity
of dirst to their pursuers now Is the
time to be up and doing
Things have tapered off In the Na
tonal League to a struggle between
the Phillies and the Giants. Both
clubs are In excellent condition for a
Ive Slightly less brilliant than the
Giants, but carrying a formidable
punch they will carry opposition right
up to to- end of the campaign.
With the season virtually half gone
two clubs In each league should sup
ply the fireworks the rest of the ram
mer Phillies and Giants In the Na
tional. White Sox and Red Sox In th
American. The miracle of the Braves
sticks close to memory, hut It Is hard
ly probable any club will do any such
performing thia year.
OPEN AGITATION TO
OUSLPIRATE LEADER
Two Afternoon Papers Want Drey
foss to Sell Gnb.
PITTSBURGH, July 3. It begins to
look as though the Pittsburgh Press
and the Leader, two afternoon papers,
. have started an agitation to brlna-
l-iout a change in owr.ershrlp of the
Pittsburgh baseball club
The Press has been opposed to Bar
ney Dreyfuas ever since the season
opened notwithstanding the fact that
one or the cnler owners of the paper,
Oliver H Hershman, is vice president
of the club
The Leader is owned by A. P. Moore,
who at art time was a stockholder in
Ittj rltubugh club His paper today
said In a front page article, among
other things, "Barney Dreyfuas mut
go." Buch is the slogan raised among
the smaller stockholders, who derMrr
that Sreyfuss must go for the good
of the club
rMURPHY WILL STAGE
ST. LOUIS RACE MEET
Mazwelton Track to Revive Sport
to Aid Breeding.
ST, LOUIS Mo.. July 3 Announce
ment waa made by Joseph A Murphy
yesterday that he had rented the Max.
welton track from August 28 to Sep
tember 8, and would. In addition to
holding a running race meeting of ten
tdays. make the occasion also the
medium of calling Into convention
the breeders of light horses In the
State for the purpose of co-operating
with the Government in providing
proper remounts for the arm)
Murphy attended a special meeting
I of the Thoroughbred Horsemen's As-
lioclatlon at Lexington, and it was
Teed that time v. as opportune to
row. in the Western country an or-
niatlon as a civilian auxiliary to
ha army and the department of anl-
lal husbandry both of the State and
le national Government.
I The Thoroughbred Horsemens' v-
sdelatlon has indorsed the race met
InV here and will send the best
thoroughbreds here No purse less
thlan (400 will be gen
"We ahall take no cognisance of
. betting " said Murphy, -except to see
that the laws are stricti) eniorcea
An ordinary bet on a horserace has
never been made a crime in Missouri."
AUGUSTA IS THROUGH.
ACGCSTA, Ga. July J The
Augusta Club last night surrendered
Its franchise in the South Atlantic
League because of lack of Interest
due to the war. leaving the league
with only three clubs It Is not
known whether an attempt will be
made to continue the season by
placing the franchise elsewhere.
EDDIE MAHAN IN LINE-UP.
Eddie M-han. the noted Harvard
athlete, who has enlisted as a private
in the Marine Corps, will play with
a marine bait club tomorrow In Phila
delphia. He was a great pitcher
while at college, though be can alto
show class a: first base or in the
outfield.
WHITE SOX BUY TV0.
Scout Ted Sullivan has closed deals
for the purchase of two Blue Ridge
leaguers, both members of the Hag
erstowo team. Earl Howard, the
league's leading pitcher, and Charlie
Dysert. right fielder, will report to
th White Sox In September. Dysert
leads the league In batting.
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11 TITLE IN
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The District of Columbia Junior
championship in doubles will be de
cided today at the Princeton Club
courts when Jack Dudley and
Charles' Stewart, Central crack pair,
face Thad Benton and Ben Price, the
team of Business and Central.
Dudley and Stewart v. on their way
through last week to the final round
coming In with a stiff three set match
from Conklln and FrlzzMl, another
Central High School pair. Price and
Benton had rather easy sailing de
feating the Balllnger bojs
Today's match is expected to be
played under somewhat more favor
able conditions than those of yester
day when Jack Dudley took the sin
gles title from James Kellher.
A driving wind, which preceded the
rain, made tennis almost Impossible
The boys took the courts with the
score 2 to I in favor of Dud
ley from the match called oil
last Friday when It rained. In the
first set plaed esterday Dudley
wpn by 6 to 4 after the score stood
4 all The final set was a 8 love
score for Dudley, Kellher driving
against the stiff wind and being un
able either to sere or place his cuts
The win of the title yesterday gives
Dudley the right to the Junior cham
pionship Other titles have been won
by Dean C Howard and Harold Sel
den. Dudley Is the third winner
FRENCH YEARLINGS
TO BE SOLD HERE
Hundred Arrive at Atlantic Port
Bound to Saratoga.
AN ATLANTIC PORT. July 3.
More than 100 French yearlings ar
rived tn this country on a steamer
from a French port yesterday They
were consigned to some prominent
American horsemen, and most of the
youngsters will be sold this summer
at the meeting of the Saratoga Racing
Association, at Saratoga
Delbert Reiff had forty five of the
lot consigned to him, while Mrs Her
man Duryea'a string numbered
twenty four Clarence H Mackey
and John Sanford had fifteen each.
Five may carry the colors of Harry
Payne Whitney next ear The San
ford lot will be shipped to his farm,
at Amsterdam, N T
EBBETS IN COURT.
NEW YORK. July 3 President
Charles H Ebbets. of the Dodgers,
and Manager Robinson are to appear
In court today to arswer charges of
violating the Sunday baseball law
The law and order department of a
local CHIC league holds that becaus
admission was charged in the gam
between the Brooklyn team and Phila
delphia, the law was lolated The
receipts, Ebbets said, were turned
over to war organizations
CRICKETERS TO PLAY.
Two teams made up of members of
the Washington Cricket Club, and
headed by the President and the cap
tain will meet tomorrow at S.30 on
the crease at Potomac Tark.
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Btrnes. Braves
Griffith. Reds
Zimmerman. Giants
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Smith, Sravsa.
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DOUBLES HELD AT
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ONE LARGE INNING
ENTITLES GRIFES
TO LAST VICTORY
PHILADELPHIA July 3. One big
inning for the Griftmen upset the
best-laid plans of Connie Mack and,
with Bert Gallia showing wonderful
effectiveness, the Griffs copped the
closing game of the series here )es
terday, 6 to 0. Three hits were all
the home boys could collect off the
Texan.
In the fourth, with one down, Milan
doubled and went to third on Strunk's
slow fielding. On Rice's roller to
Witt, Milan beat the peg to the plate
Rice stole and Leonard walked
Grover booted Menosky's hard
grounder. Rice scoring and Leonard
going to third On Murra-s death.
Leonard tallied, while Henrys double
to center brought Menosky over
The Orlffmen surprised the know
ing ones by the saothness of their
play, especially afte that double hor
ror of Saturday
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LEAGUE STANDINGS
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Where They Play.
TOD4.T TOMORROW
Wathlnston at N T
Cleva at 6t Loula
PHU at Bien
Chicago at Datrolt
Tah at New Tork
Phlla at Boeton
Chlraso at rtro't
Clte at St Louis
leaterdnyp Ileanlla,
WaiMnston . Philadelphia 0.
Boston 4 New Tork 4 '11 lnnlnr)
Detroit 2. St LouU 4 (10 innlnsa)
Chleaso, 4. Cleieland. 2 (7 Innings, acrae
irect) NATIONAL.
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Where They Tlay.
TOriAT
Boi'on at rnlla
NT T at Brooklyn.
Clnat Chlcaeo
8t LouU St Pitts.
TOMORROW
IBoaton at Phlla
N T at Brooklyn.
Lnulr at Pitta.
On. at Ccleafo.
Yesterday's Result.
Nz Tork 1 Boston 1
Brook.m 7 PM'adrlchU.. 2
Bt Louis, Plttaburth. 4.
Cincinnati I. Chicago S.
SKI JUMPER ENLISTS.
Ragnar Omtvedt, American cham
pion skI Jumper, haa enlisted In the
aviation service.
BASEBALL FANS WAITING
ACTION IN M'GRAW CASE
By LOUIS A. DOUGHEB.
Will John J. "Muggsy" McGraw, until recently considered
the "Great I Am" of baseball in the National League, be the
"goat" of the coming investigation into his "repudiation" of
certain interviews he is alleged to have given out to New York
newspaper men?
If he is made the "goat," or, in other words, if he fails to
prove his assertions that he never gave out such interviews
and then later was "coerced" into saying this, will the National
League have the courage to go through with this proposition to
the bitter, biting end?
Baseball fans throughout both major leagues are waiting
for the answer to these questions. If McGraw, going back on
his "repudiation," is allowed to remain in charge of the Giants,
the league will suffer. If he decides to say that his charges
against Tener are true, what will the league do?
According to alleged "inside stuff"
told a Philadelphia baseball writer.
the National League feared that legal
action would be taken by the New
York club if the board o' directors
lengthened McOraw's auspenslon
seeking an injunction stopping Presl
dent Tener from carrying out such
an Intention.
Furthermore, this "lnlde stulf"
has It that, had McOraw adhered to
the truth of his charges, as ron
talned In the "scurrilous Interviews,'
the league had determined to expej
him. such the punishment handed out
to Horace Fogel, when p'esident of
the Philadelphia cjub
These two courses of action were
determined before President Hemp
stead arrived from Indlenapolis for
the meeting
They Have Conference.
Coming into the meeting. Presi
dent Hempstead went outtlda for a
short conference with Tner On
their return It was announced that
"Muggsy" McGraw would repudiate
the Interviews
A statement was made fir MrGraw
to sign He demurred twice over the
phraseology and twire it was
changed McGraw did net en'er the
meeting. President Hempstead tak
Ing out the statement to McGraw,
who was accompanied by an attorney
Fo far as the league Is concerned,
no coercion was used tt obtain Mc
BRENTWOOD CHALLENGED
BY CAPITAL CITY TEAM
Trnxtons Issue Defi and Want to
Keep in Condition During Season.
The Truxtons heller e In keeping In
shape. The Capital Cltv League win
ners want battles regularly and are
now after the Brent woods for a
game Sunda. July 8.
After winning thirteen of the first
fifteen games plajed. the Truxtons
outdistance their rival In the Capital
City League. Other teams failed to
show up for the battles, the Truxtons
claim.
Any fast nine in the District can
get a game with the Truxtons these
da-.s. as the team wants to keep in
first-class shape for the remainder of
the season.
REGATTA ON CHARLES.
BOSTON, July 3 This section, de
prived of college rowing because of
canceled schedules due to the war,
will see Its first big regatta of the
year tomorrow Ten events under
the auspices of the New England
Amateur Rowing Association will bei
rowed on the Charles river Besides
local oarsmen, the, entrants Include
representatives of clups in New York,
SprtngXl14-and otbc'eUIas.
Crew's signature, although he Is said
to have made this exease to the New
York basebsll writers when he saw
them In Boston on his return to the
Giants.
League 'Whitewashed.
If this can be proved to the satis
faction of the New Tork baseball
writers. It will be up to, the New
Tork club and McGraw to square
themselves with the forces of pub
licity In the metropolis. If they can
not do this, drastic action may be
taken by the writers against the
Giants It should not be difficult for
the National League to be whitewash
ed In this particular case As writ
ten In these columns frequently of
late, there's nothing the matter with
the lords of baseball when It comes
to honesty But there's a whole lot
the matter with some of the men high
In the game.
Several Ways Out.
If McGraw Is retained, it is unlike
ly that baseball writers will lay so
much weight as of yore on the words
of baseball leaders, no matter what
the occasion
If McGraw ts retained and unmuz
zled the National League may ex
pect trouble at any time In the future
In a contest between baseball no
matter what the league, the club, or
the manager and the baseball writ
ers, the lords of the diamond haven't
a chance In the world.
ATEETICS TO HAVE
TROUBLE TOMORROW
Meet Omars, From Baltimore, in
Holiday Double-Header.
The Athletics will have a hard fight
on their hands tomorrow, the Tourth,
when they meet the Omar Athletic
Club. Independent champions of Bal
timore, at Columbia Park, Fifteenth
and H streets northeast.
The Omars lay claim to a record of
twenty-three wins and two losses this
sesson, and it Is said that their op
ponents have failed to score In their
last two games
Two games will be played, the first
starting at 2 30 In the opener the
batteries will be Athletics, Blanton
and Gloannettl. Omars Russell and
Toney. second game. Athletics. Nevltt
and Giovannettl. Omars, Whalen and
McDonald
BAKERS TO TAKE TRIP.
General Baking Company's team
will go to Purcellvllle, Va., tomorrow
morning at 9 o'clock for a double
header with the strong home team of
that town Those making the trip In
elude Msnager C T Hutchinson, Tow
ers, Allen Humphrey, Langan. Dyer
Burns, Spauldlng, Blske, Nevltt. Mc
Carthy, Johnson, Balllnger, and Hou-der.
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PHILADELPHIA. July 3. Merlto
Acosta, the Cuban outfielder, is to be
given another trial by the Washing
ton club. That's what Clark Griffith
says, and he ought to know.
Acoata has generally failed to im
press his boss because of hla rather
slow movements and his failure to
hit. tor these reasons he haa had
two trials with the Minneapolis club.
Last summer he was called to Join the
rlffi for a moment, returning to
Minneapolis when Henri Rondeau
sprained his ankle.
Hardly had Acosta reported to Joe
Cantlllon than he, too, met with an
accident, breaking his leg eliding Into
second base at Columbus. He played
no more that season.
This spring the Cuban revolution
kept him from reporting to the Griff
men's training camp at Augusta, and
so, with no trial by Washington, he
was sent to Baltimore Playing
right field, the Cuban has been dolntc
wonderful work and his timely hitting
has endeared him to the Oriole fans.
Manager Griffith saya that he will
not purchase Turney Barber, be
cause the latter Is a southpaw bats
man and Griff Is looking for a right
hand hitting outfielder
Thormahlen may win games In the
International League," added the Old
Fox, "but that means nothing In this
league. I don't think I need him."
BASEBALL WRITERS
INDORSE GOTHAMITES
Philly Scribes Back of Movement
Against McGraw.
PHILADELPHIA. July 3 Members
of the Philadelphia Chapter of the
Baseball Writers of America, at a
special meeting yesterday, adopted a
resolution indorsing the action taken
by the New York chapter In the Mc
Graw case.
The newspapermen also went on
record as requesting President Tener.
of the National League, to call a
meeting at the earliest possible date
for the purpose of giving the case
a full Investigation
The action taken by the Phlladel
phla writers follows that of the New
York members, who have requested
that the McGraw case be reopened
and that the newspapermen whose In
tegrltv has been questioned b th
repudiation by McGraw of Interview
believed to be true In every detail
be git en a hearing
It is expected that other chapters
of the baseball writers throughout
the country will take similar action
OUIMET WILL PERFORM.
BOSTON July 3 Francis Oulmet
haa assured the officials of the West
ern Golf Association that he will
positively start In the Western ama
teur championships, to be played at
Midlothian, beginning July 0 He
will be accompanied by Jesse C Gull-
tford, one of Boston's leading golfers
TENER FINES PLAYERS.
NEW YORK. July 3. President
Tener haa fined Sherwood Magee $.'J
and Walter Tragessor J00 for the.r
rowdy tactics at the Polo Grounds
last Friday and Saturday Yesterday
both plaera were strangely quiet on
the field, but turned their attention
to the press box, insulting many of
the scribes.
MARVIN GOODWIN RISES.
ST LOUIS, July 3 The Cardinals
have purchased Marvin Goodwin, Mil
waukee's star pitcher, paying a sum
of money and agreeing to send to the
Brewers two players In return for
Goodw-ln Clark Grlftftlth's Washing
ton club gave Goodwin a trial and
then turned him adrift.
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Fred McLeod. of Columbia, and Jack
Burgess, of Chevy Chase, will meet.
Tom Skipper, of the Suburban Club,
of Baltimore, and Jimmy Spencer, the
Town and Country pro, here in a
beat ball match Sunday. July 15, over
the Suburban Country Club course,
in Bautlraore. for the benefit of the
Red Cross.
The engagement will be a Scotch
English contest. Members of the
Suburban Club will be asked to buy
badges and the proceeds of the sale
will be turned over to the Red Cross
fund.
Yesterday at Columbia Country Club
Dr. Harry Kaufman, of the Town and
Country Club, paired with Jimmy
Spencer met defeat at the hands of
Nathan Kaufman, of the Suburban
Club, of Baltimore, and Tom Skipper.
The local men went down to a 2 to 1
loss. According to the Nassau sys
tem, the Baltimore men were 5 points
to the good.
A return engagement probably will
be arranged for Monday. July 16, over
the Baltimore course. Testerday's
match was the outcome of the recent
Town and Country-Suburban Club
matches.
MILAN HOLDS PLACE
AMONG THE LEADERS
Five Gubs in American League
Furnishing Batsmen.
Zeb Milan is one of the five leading
hitlers In the American League today,
though bringing up the rear with
a mark of .309. Here are the five
leaders in each of the big leagues:
AMERICAN LEAGUE.
Player Club. Ave.
Cobb. Detroit .358
Speaker, Cleveland JJ2
Mclnnls Philadelphia .332
Sis er. SL LomIs .317
Milan. Washington .309
NATIONAL LEAGUE.
Cruise, St. Louts .333
Rousch. Cincinnati .343
Hornsby St. Louis , JI8
Wheat Brooklyn 312
Fischer. Pittsburgh .311
Brief Sports For Busy
Readers
Fred Merkle got a freak home run
esterday when his short fly bounded
off Jim Thorpe's shoes and rolled un
der the fence In Chicago Sort of a
batting assist by the famous Indian
athlete.
Manager Honus Wagner shook up
the Pirates s batting order but he
failed to gle Mamaux an) effective
ness, sod so the Smoky City tribe waa
trimmed once more
' Joe Boehllng received his usual
trouncing from the White Sox yester
da He was anked from the mound
with nobody ott tn the second inning
after allowing two hits. It Is hinted
that Boehllns may be sent to New
Orleans
Ray Morgan Is reported to have
burst a blood vesael in his left thigh,
and he will not be able to play ball
again for seeral weeks He Is now
at his home In Baltimore, tut may
come here for treatment by the club
phjslclan.
Eddie Foster's wounded finger has
recovered and he I expected to pla
against the Yanks today at New Tork
John Henry poled three hits for
four bases In Philadelphia yesterday,
exactly one-third of hla team's blngles.
r: R LI S S ON
MORE COURS
Everything In baseball happened
tn the International League yester
day. And by everything this Includes a
riot In Richmond which necessitated
calling police on the field.
To begin with, there waa four doable
headers. In these double headers ST
runs were scored, 132 hits made, aad
22 errors chalked up. Toronto and
Rochester played an errorless game
There were 39 extra base made.
Now for the runs scored. There
was a shutout score, and one run, two
run, three run. and more run scores.
Games were played In which team
made two, three, four, five, six, seven,
eight, ten, thirteen, fourteen, sixteen,
and as high as twenty-four hits la
the single game.
Oh. yes, it waa all there. Hearst,
of Toronto, a pitcher, got two homers
In one game. There were many triple
and doubles, a lot of tingles, stolen.
bases, wild pitches, passed balls, hit
batsmen, sacrifice flies, and tacrine
hits. Ob, yet, Parham, of the Orioles,
made a balk.
There were plenty of double plays.
Tes, and Damraa. Slattery. and Mad
den. of the Montreal nam, madt a
triple play against Buffalo.
Everything In baseball happened la
the International League yesterday.
But where it the no-run-no-hlt
game? Say, whaddayab. wast for
nothln'T
BOB THAYER
SPORTING GOSSIP
Tttr rollerea are dressing football '
next fall because they fear dtftat on i-J
account of having to many star saw-ay
at war. It one of the frequent com
ments of late. Yale. Princeton, and
Harvard either set the mark or lnnu
ence to a marked degree, the policy
of other Institutions. It would do the
game a lasting good to let down the
one-year rule and go ahead with the
game. Football is one of the big
financial assets of the entire sporting
program of most colleges. A Harvard-Yale
or a Yale-Princeton game
for the benefit of the Red Cross fund
would not only be a help and In
spiration, but would keep the tport
going. Interclass garnet have beta
found a falhire If one may Judge from
the banging around that was done In
the colleges from mid-May through
June, or the wholesaleMeavlng with
credlta for farm work.
Apparently Hank Shanks, the Mer
ciless Monacan. U rapidly becomlnt a
regular big .league shortstop. Ha has
more friends, perhaps, than any other
Wathtngton player, and they are all
pulling for him to make good. Shanks
hat the right Idea of ever keeping in
the fight, never quitting. He makes m.
lot of noise, thereby keeping his
mates on their .toes. Wt might da
far worse than have Hank the Griff
men's regular thortflelder.
Don't bet all your pile that the
Giants will win the National League
flag thia year. Though Way have
several .300 batsmen in their ranks,
and several first class pitchers, the
team lackt a certain homogeneity
sure to cause trouble between no
nd early October. Yet. the Giants
may win. but don't bet all your pile.
The Phillies and even the Cuba ax
In the hunt.
Benny Leonard and Johnny Kllban
have been matched for a six-round
bout In Philadelphia. It will take
place at Shlbe Park and will very like
ly attract many thousands who will
look for something. They will all be
disappointed. for neither champion will
care to take any chances, especially
Leonard, who has everything to lose
and nothing to gain. Six rounds for
two tuch clever lada Is but a mere
romp.
Chick Evans would have several
mooted golf question! like the stymie
tettled In thlt country without re
gard to British opinion and custom.
There are several other things Evant
would consider for golfers like a uni
form ball for all championship
matches. Why not accept one or two
or more golf balls aa official! Base
ball, football, rutby, and soccer sports
have official balls adopted. Why
not golfT
There win be quite a lot doing all
over the country tomorrow In sports.
Many Institutions, chiefly the golfing
clubs, are holding Red Cross tourna
ments. Baseball games, regattas,
track meets and the like will get the
people out In the open In large num
bers Our own city will stage a num
ber of events If you are not In
any of them, go out and get a look.
That'll help
Those athletes at the officers' re
serve camp have plenty of work on
hand without going Into sporting
activities We saw Pat Kellher, Har
vard's tennis plaver. the other day,
and he said he got plenty of training
without golnt to the tennis courts for
recreation on his day off. Others say
the same thing.
Canceling the annuil ArmrNavy
football game takes away from the
coming season on the gridiron one of
Its brightest lights. But the War
Department arts wisely for in thest
times of foreign warfare the soldleia
at West Point cannot spare any ttraa
for outside attractions. The pressure
upon them grows ttlffer and stlffer
every day They are engaged la a
most serious duty, that of fitting
themselves for quick action at the
head of American troops. They will
have plenty of time for healthful
recreation, but the feverish days of
football will not be for the cadets
this year
STAGE D0UDLE-HEADER.
The Washington Grove and Rex
clubs will stage a doublvheader to
morrow at Washington Grove, Md.
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