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MANY A MAN OWES HIS UNUSUALLY SUCCESSFUL START
Don McKraney Rows
Race on Maine River
He Has a
HILLTOPPERS NOW
EXPECT TO DEFEAT
"With Fordham smothered by the
Rutgers eleven, Georgetown foot
ball enthusiasts today believe that
the blue and Gray will triumph once
more over the Maroon In their an
null clash on Election Day in the
Bronx. Fordham disappointed Its
adherents by Us weakness against
Sanforda eleven.
Fordham made hut fle first downs
Saturday, two coiling after the im
position of penalties upon Rutgers.
The Jerseymen completely outclass
ed their opponents, and so today at
the Hilltop Coach Exendtne admitted
that the chances of ictory over
Fordham were better than he had
expected.
Graduate Manager C. R. Cox re
turned yesterday from New York, but
ne naa little to report to Coach
Exendine. Fordhnm showed so little
strength that he had a hard time
finding any Information worth a
nickel.
The Blue and Gray eleen passed
through Its experiences with V P. I
without Injuring any of its plaers.
Now Exle will devote his whole time
to perfecting a number of fancy for
mations for use against Fordham and
Doble's victorious Naval Academy
team. A week fiom tomorrow comes
the Fordham gain, with Navy play
ed on the following Saturday.
HERMAN AND LEROYHAVE
SHOULDERS OUT OF FORM
CARLISLE, Pa, Oct. iOX full
ays rest after the Carlisle Indians'
victory over Johns Hopkins, found
the redskins not in bad physical con
dltion, except in the cases of back
fielders Herman and LeRo). who are
both suffering from injured shoulders
The faults of the aboriglnees In
Saturday's game were largely those
ot omission Their defense wai fine,
but the fumbles were Inopportune and
costly Fllnchem distinguished him
self on he line b his remarkable
tackling The Montana giants carried
themselves ery well, and will prob
ably earn themseltes line Job soon.
The Indian team will remain much
J. it is at least until after the Army
game This afternoon's work will
consist largely of limbering up cier
cites and a little training on the new
signals
SCORES TWO TIMES.
Westovere scored two touchdowns
Knd kicked both goals yesterda), de.
t eating the Foxhall A C. plaers b
14 to 2. The Foxhall lads got a
safety for their only contribution to
the scoring.
BILL DINEEN IS SHOT.
SYRACUSE. V Y, Oct 29. Dill DI
neen, one of Dan Johnson's American
league umpires. Is confined to his
home here with a painful wound
caused by a premature explosion of
his shotgun while on a hunting trip.
GAINS MUCH GROUND.
Despite the fact that they gained
three times the ground their oppon
ents were able to make the Walter
Reed Hospital team lost a 7 to 0
same to the Mercury A. C eleven On
a. klckoff the Mercury team recovered
the ball and rushed over for a score.
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NOWNAIDT IN
NEWYORKYANKEES
By II. C. HAJIILTOV.
NEW YORK, Oct. 20 Walter John-,
son Is again the chief topic of con
versation In the American League,
and It leads to the same old conslu
jlon, that Walter is going somewhere
pretty soon, somewhere, where they
win more ball games In a season than
has been the habit in Washington.
"The Yankee are angling for the
speed ball demon. They're after him
strong and they want his battery
mate AInsmlth to go along and
make he party a good one. Miller
Hugglna has set his sails for a bright
spot and Walter la going to wear a
New York uniform next year If tears
and money have any effect on Ben
Minor and Clark Griffith
Col. Jacob Ruppert, who now Is
alone In directing the Yankee ex
chequer, has opened wide the purse.
He was after Johnson once before,
but the deal fell through. Now it
appears that more persuasion was
flung Into the affair.
Derrill Pratt also Is expected to
transfer his batting ability from St
Louis to the Yankees. When the lat
ter club was trying to buy the second
baseman from the Browns during the
summer, Phil Ball mentioned some
thing that sounded precisely like
United States Tresury to Colonel Rup
pert, and the deal Immediately did a
John McGraw. Now. however. Der
rill and Ball have had words, or
something to that effect and the Yan
kees believe Ball can be persuaded to
part with the player for something
less than the New York franchise.
The same program ot reckless
money spending with a good purpose
In view, has a Arm hold on the
Yankee management, but with a tried
and proved true manager waiting to
take up direction of the team
CAMP MEADE WANTS TO
TACKLE SOME ENEMIES
The Camp Meade eleven, made up
of officers, is anxiously awaiting for
answers to challenges sent to various
camps in easy riding distance of Ad
miral, Md. The eleven played Its first
game last Saturday, battling to a no
score tie with the strong Conshocken
A. A of Philadelphia.
Phil Barry, formerly of Penn State,
and Dick Diamond, of Lafayette, are
the Camp Meade ends In the back
field are Mike Shortley. of Catholic
University. Frank Tlghe, former Penn
star; Gus Welsh, or Carlisle, and My
lin. of Franklin and Marshall.
Short. ey ran sixty yards through
the enemy Saturday for a touchdown,
only to have the ball brought back
because of holding In the line.
MOHAWKS AHEAD.
Mohawk A. C players owe a 7 to 0
victory over the Fort Washington
team to a forward pass, Hager to
Gerardi. In the second period of yes
terday's battle at Columbia Park.
THEY BATTLE TONIGHT.
PHILA-x-LPHIA, Oct. 29. kocky
Kansas, of Buffalo, one of the tough
est lightweights In the ring, will
clash with Lew Tendler, of this city,
at the Olympic tonight In a six round
bout. Kansas arrived today, and
RUNS UP SCORE.
Coast Artillery plaera ran up
twepty-four points while the En
gineers failed to count In their en
gagement yesterday. The Washing
ton Barracks men were easy for the
Artillery players.
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TOM LONGBOAT, INDIAN RUNNER, WHO DENIES HIS
DEATH, ONCE MORE ATTRACTS WORLD'S ATTENTION
By LOUIS A. DOUGHER.
Tom Longboat, the Indian athlete,
a lance corporal in the Canadian
Sportsmen's Overseas battalion, de
nies he's dead.
"Longboat killed in action" that's
all that filtered back from "over
there" a week or two ago. No de
tails accompanied the flat statement
Now a letter turns up in which Long
boat, writing in a quaint fashion, in
sists that not only is he very far
from dead, but that some other man
is impersonating him in Canada and
making money doing so.
The story of this lanky, dusky,
flat-footed athlete Is replete with In
terest.
More than ten jears ago the broth
er of John Llanagan. the famous
heavy weight performer of the Irish-
American A. C. happened to find him
self In an Indian village in a southern
Quebec province on the day of an
Inter tribal race. Tom Flanagan was
a sport promoter, fooling around with
boxers and professional wrestlers and
bicycle riders He knew an athlete
when he saw one.
Longboat Is a Winner.
Taking a place near the finish line,
Flanagan saw the winner arriving to
receive the plaudits of the big crowd,
and the paltry prise. And that min
ute Flanagan decided that Tom Long
boat would yet startle the world.
After considerable negotiations, for
Longboat was a minor, the shrewd
promoter succeeded In taking him un
der his wing. Many weeks passed in
preparation, with now and then a
start In some distance race In Canada.
But the American athletic world
knew not of Tom Longboat
Among the entries for the Boston
Athletic Club's annual marathon, run
on i-tDruary 22, 1907, waa "T. Long
boat, Y. M. C. A., Toronto. Canada.
.-.one Knew mm; none cared. He
was a real "dark horse," for his skin
was mi or an aborigine of aborlg
ines
Longboat Lowers Rrrord.
Tt.- 1 A .. .
,... . jx, a. njaramon in 1907 was
run on a close, muggy day such as
frequently comes in New England to
ward the end of winter There was
no sun, no wind and plenty of mud
It was due more to these untoward
u""'"" man anything else that the
far-famed amateur distance runners
of New York and New England fell
by the wayside. But to Longboat it
meant nothing.
Letting the others get away to a
Hying start, the Indian ret Mmsclf to
p. .d along tiiife twr,ty-flve mlies a'
a regular pi r Fin footed to n rtc
elded degr"o, he traveled on up hill
and down li II. nee- .hti.g-n Ilia
pace His opponents saved them
selves on the gradus. but Longboat
never changed his speed.
One by one he cut down the leaders
and shuffled across thj lino a wlm.er
by half a mile. His time. 2-14-20 4-6,
was a record that stood until Mike'
Ryan, the little New York runner, cov
ered the course In 2 21 18 1-4 In 1912,
and Ryan Is the only one to better
Longboat's record.
Becomes a Professional.
Shortly after that he came Into the
notice of the entire athletic world
He waa chosen to represent the irnltrrf
States In the famous marathon race
won oy Hayes, of America, In the
London Olympics of 100S. after Do
rando. the great Italian, had led to
within a foot or two of the finish
Longboat proved a disappointment
In that race, stopping after going
twenty miles, but many explanations
were offered, one being that he lost
his way and could not understand the
English of the bystanders who sought
to assist him That was the last ap
pearance as an amateur. Flanagan
Immediately put him Into the profes
slonal ranks, distance running taking
a great boom after the London
Olympics
That the little Indian, for he waa
small and slight, was a real runner
was proved beyond argument when In
December, 1908, he defeated Alfle
Shrubb, the English pro, and Do-
rando, the Italian, before a huge
crowd at Madison Square Garden,
New York city.
Kept Very Little Honey.
Longboat toured the country, win
ning race after race and making a
barrel of money. But he was alwaya
"broke He spent bis money Just as
an Indian Is supposed to, he prac
COMPLETE SPORTING PAGE
tically gave It away. His running,
however, made Flanagan compara
tively wealthy.
Longboat knew little about training.
He trained by running. If he didn't
feel like performing, he cared little
about the crowd waiting to see him.
One night the old Park Square
track, Boston, since burned down, was
packed to see Longboat. The Indian
complained ot a pain In his atomach,
and refused to run until he had some
thing to eat. Contrary to all rules
JENNINGS WILL BE BOSS
OF RED SOX, SAYS RUMOR
DETROIT, Oct. 29. Harry Fraxe
is to sell out hU Boston Red Sox
holdings to a Detroit syndicate, head
ed by Hughey Jennings, and Johnny
Evers is to manago the Tigers. Here's
the very latest move In the winter
league.
Frazee's attempts to Introduce
cheap burlesque methods Into base
ball proved a failure in Boston last
summer. To make matters worse
he got Into trouble with the baseball
writers and termed them "all a bunch
pt dirty rats." They retaliated in
various ways, all of which combined
to make the foreign owners unpopu
lar with the fans and the dividends
the smallest In years.
Certain Detroit men with money
are said to be willing to go to the
assistance of the American League
by sinking some haru money in the
Boston club, provided Hughey Jen
TECH-CENTRAL FOOTBALL
GAME HALTS ALL OTHERS
Although there are several first
class scholastic football games listed
for the week, all will take a back
seat until the Central-Tech Issue Is
fought out In the Central stadium on
Friday afternoon
Central Is plckso. to win by a
large margin. Since the Mr. Pleas
ant lads have romped, galloped and
Jammed their way through and
around all other combinations this
fall, they are picked as sure win
ners.
The old saying that one never can
tell in a high school football game.
seems to be Tech's only hope. Tech
admits Central nas a -better team.
Individually and collectively the
wearers of the dark blue are con
ceded the edge by a wide margin.
May Be Better Team.
One" Tech lad tuld recently, "They
may have a better team, but they'll
know they have been In a battle.
This sums up the annual high school
classic which Is played here. Games
may come and iro but a Te-'i Cen
tral game Is the real thing In ..ehulas
tlo circlos.
For the first time In the history
of the sport the teams will meet In
their big game In the own stadium
There will be a regular crowd there
from advance reports for all of the
Central and Tech alumni that can get
away from labors will make It their
business to take In the battling.
Tech Is not in the best of shape
and Central Is sine to lose the ser
vices of Jake Mnclanald, a first string
halfback, and star, uurevlch. Herb
Carpenter and Schrlder are not up
to snuff as yet.
Tech Held Central.
Last year Tech held Central to a
6 to 0 score, although It was gen
erally conceded that Tech outplayed
their rivals throughout the entire
battle. Sam Gottllrb ran almost the
entire length of the field after Tech
had worked the ball to the S-yard
line for a near score
Central Is better drilled, better
conditioned, and le considerably more
experienced The manual trainers de
feated Western by 20 to 7, although
there was little to choose between
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of running, h insisted on eating, and
finally Flanagan had to agree.
Going hastily to a nearby restau
rant. Longboat stowed away a large
steak, fried potatoes, hot cakes, and
wholly ruined a bottle of beer. Then
he went back to the track and showed
his heels to a select class of distance
runners. Including Pat White, an
Irish runner In the limelight at that
time.
When distance running died as a
money-maker. Longboat went back to
nings can become president and pos
sibly manager of the team. Jennings'
popularity in Bocton. where the fans
adore him, would soon rehabilitate
the owners for tbir expenses.
Jennings, on blng asked for In
formation concerning this rumor,
smiled and admitted that he was al
ways open o suggestions Involving
more money coming to him on Sat
urday night. He would say no more.
however, advising the baseball writ
ers here to "keep their noses to the
ground "
Frank Navn. president of the De
troit club, said t waa all news to
him and scouted Jennings' connec
tion with the new move As to the
possibility of Evers' replacing Jen.
nines at the head of the Tigers,
Narln said he would not think of
hiring a manager until he knew he
would lose the fire-topped Jennings.
But there are several wealthy au.
tomoblle manufacture here who In
sist that this move Is to be made
before next spring
the teams defensively and the break
went to Tech on the offense.
Unless all the dope goes wrong
Central should win by twenty point
margin If not more The dope, how
ever. In high fcchool games some
times goes far afield and Tech's fol
lowers are hoping It will.
NATIONAL COMMISSION
WILL PUNISH PLAYERS
CINCINNATI, Oct. 29 Those ma
jor leaguers who appeared In a post
season game at Kunsaa City. October
21, contrary to tho ruling of the Na
tional Commtdiuii, will find them
selves relieved o' various sums of
money before they play again In 1018.
Unless they can prove that they had
permission from their managers, they
will be fined heavily and the money
will be collected. Last year fines
were Imposed but nevtr collected
American Leaguers now being In-1
vestlgated are Walter Johnson, Der
rill Pratt, George Sister, and Johnny
Lavan National Leaguers are Alex
ander, Hornsby. Kdduff, Mack Wheat,
Zack Wheat, Ba'rd. Carey. Stengel. I
Chase, and Snyder.
SAN FRANCI8CO WINS.
SAN TRANCISCO, Oct 29 By win
ning both ends of a double-header
from Oakland yesterday the Ssn Fran
cisco Seals cinched the Pacific Coast
League pennant.
8HARPE IN SERVICE.
Chester J- Sharpe, former Western
high school athlete and Virginia
Polytechnic football player. Is on his
way to San Antonio, Tex, to Join the
flying school corps. Sharpe recently
passed his examinations for the avia
tion service.
WON'T PLAY FOOTBALL.
SUSQUEHANNA. Fa.. Oct. 29 No
football will be pla)ed by Susque
hanna Unlverrlty this season, owing
to a scarcity of candidate. All games
have been canceled
IN LIFE TO
OcpjTlxlt. U17.br XatsraaUonal Ktws anta.
his home In Canada. He was flat
broke, and didn't like work any too
much. He had attracted the world's
attention only to let it slip by.
Once he drew a short story In
American papers when he married an
Indian girl with a small dowry, and
those who knew him best foresaw
trouble aa long as the money lasted.
When the great war In Europe
broke out. Canada was Intensely pa
triotic The heroic end of the Prin
cess Pats stirred the sons of the
Maple Leaf to thelrldepths. Athletes
(locked to the colors. So many ap
peared before the recruiting officers
that it, was suggested that a regiment
composed of athletes be formed and
sent to flght-the raging Hun.
Among those Joining was Tom
Longboat, quietly andunostentatlously.
He became a private, doing his bit In
a calm, Indian fashion that made
friends for him. Attention to duty.
a rugged constitution, and an intelli
gence unsuspected by his former
friends In this country, earned for
Longboat a promotion to a lance cor
poralcy.
It Is sincerely hoped by all who
have met Longboat that he will live
long, even If he doea have to com
plain bitterly about the mud In Flan
ders. There are things worse than
mud. Impersonators, for Instance.
LAUREL OPENS FINAL
THREE RACING DAYS
The last three daya of racing at
Laurel Park start today, the thor
oughbreds shifting to Flmllco on
Thursday. Two more big races are
to be run, the Blue and Gray Handi
cap, a light weight affair for all ages
at six furlongs, and the National
Handicap, for three-) ear-olds and up
ward at a mile and a furlong.
The Blue and Gray will b eaeen to
morrow, with such probable starters
as Omar Khayyam, Roamer, George
Smith, winner of last year's Ken
tucky Derby; Westy Hogan, Rickety,
and Borrow.
The National comes Wednesday,
and has such entries as Old Rosebud,
Laochares, Top o' the Morning, Bring
hurst, High Noon, St. Isidore, Julia
leon. Naturalist, and Jack Hare, Jr.
HOLD OYSTER ROAST.
Fifty members of the Potomac Boat
Club staged an oyster roast on Ana
lostan Island yesterday. A baseball
game and a football battle-rojal fea
tured the day's sport program. Tne
membership has been depleted by
more than forty five, who have Joined
the colors The bojs in the army
and navy were remembered during
the da.
MARINES CAN'T COME.
The Philadelphia marine corps
eleven has been refused permission by
th eWar Department to come to Wash
Incton for a game with the Mohawk
on November 11 Manager White, of
the Mohawks, Is now seeking to ar
range a contest with the Camp Meade
officers' team for that date.
RACING
Laurel Park
October Meeting
1st to 31st Inc.
FIRST RACE, 2 P. M.
SEVEN RACES DAILY
Admission, $1.50 Ladies,
1; Boxes, $3
Two Special B. & 0.
race trains leave Union
Station at 12 :40 and 1 :15
P. M. Regular B. & O.
at 12:01 and 2 P. M.,
trains stop at course.
A WELL DIRECTED PUSB
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MAY
BETHINGOFPASTI
PHILADELPHIA, Oct- 28. Tha
knell of the spring training trip for
major leaguers Is about, to be sounded
over hill and dale. Connie Mack,
leader of the White Elephants, an
nounces that. If the season doesn't
open until May 1 next year, he will
keep his young players here and save
all the heavy expenses of taking
them to Florida for four week. It is
possible that other manager will
follow Connie's example, too, after
talking with him at the annual win
ter meeting In December.
"1 have. a. team of, jroungr players,"
exnlsftiH rnnnU "an (h.Jf.flnM -
Into condition Just as quickly train
ing north In April aa working In
Florida in .March.
"Unusual conditions are prevailing
now, and the expense of sending a
learn soum is an Item that cannot be
overlooked. As It looks now aa If the
season would not start till May 1, I
do not see the wisdom of going to
Jacksonville.
"However, these thlnea will be
threshed out at i.ie league meeting."
SCHOLASTIC SLOTS
BOOK SEVERAL GAMES
Tomorrow Business and Eastern
appear In the Central stadium in the
fourth game of the high school series.
Neither team has won a game In the
series thus far, although both have
made starts
Friday the annual Tech-Central bat
tle Is on the books. Preparation for
the contest exceed all other meetings
and It Is expected the stadium will be
packed
Army and Navy Preps have listed
Tech for tomorrow, the game having
been postponed from Saturday. West
ern and Georgetown Preps will clash
Thursday If the game can be arranged
instead of iriaay.
PARK TEAM WIN8.
Park A C players were too strong
for the Shamrocks In Potomac Park
yesterday The Parks won a 34 to
0 victory without difficulty.
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Donald UcKlnney. former Tech
High quarterback, and Catholic. Uni
versity athlete. Is the first Potomac
Boat Club oarsman to row a match
race on the historic river Marne la
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France.
'Young MeKlnney Is stationed, at a
supply base across from the Eiffel
Tower with the American army, Ha
enlisted last summer and Is now a
sergeant.
The result of the match-race la (tilt
In doubt, a a letter from McKJnney
to hi father, Billy MeKlnney. veteran V
Potomac oarsman, Jj onjt way, Po
tomac Boat Club mefnbers are mora
than anxious to know Just how tha
meeting between MeKlnney and soma
member of the Soelatl d Encourage
ment Nautlque turned out.
A portion of MeKlnney letter to
his father gives the lad' Impressions
of hi rowing affiliations at tha so
cletle. "Last Sunday afternoon I visited
the Socletle d' Encouragement Nau
tlque," writes MeKlnney. "It Is on
of the prominent rowing duba of
Paris. I was given an enthusiastic
reception. L of course, expressed how
pleased I would be at the oppohtunlty
of taking a row, so they organized an
eight, placed me In No. 8 and off w
went for a row of six mile or more
along the Marne,
"The experience was quite wonder
ful for me. and Impressed me- with
the International character of the
rowing game and of the brotherhood
of oarsmen. To top It off they grant-.
ed me the liberty of the club, and In
vited me to come aa often a possible
to us their varfous boats they so
kindly placed at my disposal.
"They also are arranging for a
match race between a representative
of the club and myself in the single
sculls, and the contest win perhaps
take place Sunday a week."
MeKlnney waa one of the first to
land In England with tha Pershing
force. He wrote homo, earlier that
when he landed he waa told that he
was a member of tha first armed for
eign force that has landed In Endland
since I860.
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