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LP U I i
Football Seasor
Saw Charlie Cox out at the ball
minded ua that another football camp
weeks many squads will be limbering
Northern squads wiR be in uniform, i
in* along one by one. And there is
college sports will have another bannt
of last season, when the crowds broke
Though a hundred tinkers swarm
ball Committee last winter with thei
were adopted. A few minor changes,
game, have been made in the rules, b
wonderful contest as of yore, a beau
tions of strong, sturdy young men,
speed of eye, of foot, and of brain,
tain coachcs with special formations I
at the committee meeting. It will be
And yet close observers will note 4one
departure from the game. For b
the first time In forty-five years, or ?
since the game was Introduced in
our colleges, the punt out will not
be seen. No, they've taken that bit e
of football finesse away. *
For forty-five years, If an eleven tl
scored a touchdown nearer the side t]
of the field than the renter, It would J1
have to resort to the punt-out to land ?
In a better position for Its try-at- u
goal. But this cowling season, with
the punt-out abolished, all goals from "
touchdown will be right In front of 1'
the goal posts.
Being conservative In our football
beliefs, we shall miss the punt-out.
Indeed, we think It might far better
have been retained. t
A quarterback now won't have to n
maneuver his attack within the 10- I
yard lines In order to score us near ii
the uprights as possible. He may I
Jam the ball over anywhere, knowing
that the succeeding try-at-goal will \
ANTWERP, Aug. 17.?America's
? l>road jump were dealt a severe blov
buque, Iowa, negro, pulled a tendon ii
retire. His leap did not qualify him.
R. L. Templeton, of the Los Ar
qualified. J. M. Merchant, of San Frai
It had been regarded as practically 4certain
that butler would win this
William Plant. Mornlngside A. C.,
New York: T. A. Maroney. St. Anselm
A. A., New York, and J. B. Pearman,
^jN'ew York A. C., qualified for the
c 10,000 meter walk.
Pat MacDonald, the huge policeman
hot-putter of the New York A. C.,
easily qualified for the shotput. H.
D. Llversedge, of the navy, also
qualified. G. H. Bihlman, Olympic
Club, Kan Francisco, and H. G. Cann
of the New York A. C. however, fell
short and were shut out.
The last of the protest over placing
of the men by judges of the 100 meter
dash yesterday has not been heard.
Motion pictures of the event have
been developed and projected. They
show clearly that three Americans,
Paddock, Klrksey and Scholz, crossed
the finish first, in the order named.
Edwards of England, Ali Khan, the
French-Algerian. and Loren Murchi- 1
son, of the New York A. C., finished ^
in the order named.
A meeting of the Olympic commit- ^
tee was to be held this afternoon to c
take action on the protest. Official
action was expected to result, with
a possibility that the awards might y
be changed. c
Nicklander. the Finnish giant, was ^
beat In the trials for the shot, his
toss reaching 47 feet inches.
Porhola. Finland; Nilsson, Sweden,
and Hammer, of Esthonla, also qualified.
Four American athletes qualified U
for the finals In the 110-meter hur- fl
dlea. They are H. E. Barron, Mead- d
owbrook CJnb, Philadelphia; W. o
Yount, Los Angeles A. C.; Fred S. f<
Murray, Ntrw York A. CL. and Walker p
Smith, of the Chicago Athletic As- Rl
aoclatlon. $:
Barren's performance was espeelal- r,
ly notable. He defeated Earl Thompson,
Canada's star representative, who
holds the world'a record for the 110yard
r. w. London. of the New York A. g
C.. accumulated more points for the tl
The Ford Delivery Cai
* Trade are probably the most
world- The reasons are sim
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> A. D O U <
i Approaching
yard Sunday afternoon, which rcaign
is approaching fast. In three
up. In four weeks practically all
with their Southern brethren trailevery
indication that the king of
;r year, keeping up the good work
all records.
ed about the Intercollegiate Footir
brainy suggestions, hardly any
not noticeable to the '.overs of the
iut as a whole it will be the same
,tiful struggle between two collectrained
to the minute, possessing
The carefully-laid schemes of cer10
exploit failed when brought out
the same old game.
e from a position midway between
he sidelines anyway.
On a heavy field with a wet ball,
he change should make It a bit
asier to obtain that extra point from
touchdown goal, but on the whole
he scores will not dtfTer much from
hose ofr other years. And It will bo
jst as hard to score touchdowns as
ver, and touchdowns decide games
Fantastic changes, suggested from
lany quarters, failed to impress the
>rds of football. Most of them were
Ufrcested to fit certain teams or ceraln
theories of coaching. They
ailed rightly.
A thorough test is coming to the
heories of at least two well known
nd. hitherto, successful coaches. Oil
>obie and Johnny Heisman. Dobie is
n charge at Cornell and Heisman at
Dobie made a marvelous record for
ictiiries on the Pacific coast. ComJATENDON
chances of winning the Olympic
/ today when Sol Butler, the Dul
his first jump and was forced to
igeles Athletic Club, and Johnson
ncisco, also failed to qualify.
Flea Comes in and
Writes This
A flea came into The Washington
Times office yesterday
during the shower and wrote
"The All-Stars Jrs. and the
Marine Midgets called their
game on account of rain. The
All-Stars will play tfie Fourteenth
Street Stars today on
the Monument Lot on Diamond
No. 3 at 1 o'clock.
"The All-Stars claim the
championship for the ten to
thirteen-year-old class."
That flea must belong to the
merlcan team when he won the high
ump finals. Still more were added
rhen H. P. Miller, of the Olympic
Hub. San Francisco, tied with Ekenn,
of Sweden, for second place.
Baker, of England. tied with J.
lurphy, Multnomah Club. Portland,
Teg., and W. L. Whalen, Boston A.
_ for fourth place. Every Amerlan
who qualified for the event won
oints for his team.
SAN FRANSCISCO, Aug. 17.?Wilam
O. Rumbler, Salt Lake City outelder,
was indefinitely suspended toay
by President William H. McCarty
f the Pacific Coast Basebalt League,
>llowlng receipt of an affidavit fl-?m
:umler that he and "Babe" Borton,
uapended Vernon first baseman, bet
260 on the outcome of the pennant
ice last season.
Wltterville A. C. players want
ames. Frank Meeks, 1229 Thirtylird
street northwest, is manager.
> and the Ford One-Ton
used cars in the business ,
iple, they are ecotomical 1
an Make Immediate
<1 on
i Chassis
Phone Lincoln 303-301
Phone* Main Z120-2121
Lincoln 6200.6201
Phone North 9600
Phone Main 186-187
Phone Main 354
Phone Wert 163
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Probable Lineups
For Today
Gerber, sa. Judge, lb.
Gedeon, 2b. Milan, If.
Sisic^, lb. Rice, cf.
Jatobson, cf. Brower, rf.
Williams, If. Ellerbe, 3b.
Smith, 3b. Shanks, 2b.
Tobin, rf. O'Neill, aa. .
Billings, c. Gharrity, c.
Severeid, c. Torreg. c.
Collins, c. Picinicn, c.
Davis, p. Johnson, p.
Sothoron, p. Schacht, p
ShockOT, p. Acoata, p.
Burwell, p. Zachary, p.
Bayne, p. Courtney, p.
Van Gilder, p. Shaw, p.
Weilman, p. EricltBon, p.
first game?2 p. m.
Ing to the Naval Academy, ha turned
out tine gridiron machines which were
usually victorious. In \hree years
three defeats were chalked up against
Dobie's Navy teams. Weat Virginia,
Great Lukes, and Georgetown turn- ,
ing the trick. I
During Dobie's regime at Annapolis, <
it was the general belief that "soft"
schedules greatly aided the Middies'
record and that strong teams were
winners over the sailors. If there 1?
real merit In the Dobie system. It
should be shown at Cornell. The
alumni are aiding the new coach In
obtaining sufficient time for teachinc
his squad, and Cornell never has had
a "soft" schedule. Indeed, It has fre
quently much too much for weak
elevens turned out at Ithaca.
Heisman, the new Pennsylvania
tutor of gridiron ethics, was at Georgia
Tech last season, /-losing a spectacular
career. While the Golden
Tornado played In Dixie, it was unbeatable.
It met its defeats when It
strayed toward the North Pole, losing
twicc at Pittsburgh to Glenn S.
Warner's powerful aggregations. Of
course, now and then It lost to Southern
elevens, for Instance, to Washington
and I^ee last fall, but for several
seasons past Georgia Tech was
well nigh insurmountable.
Heisman's famous "Georgia shift"
**arned Its teacher a reputation from
coast to coast. At least some modification
of it win probably be used by
the Quakers this coming season,
though the officials are sure to watch
for Infractions of the rules wherever
it appears.
Football writers are wondering Just
what will become of Heisman's reputation
after he faces the wrangling
and university politics at the Philadelphia
Institution, not to mention
the thrusting of his "shift" Into
Eastern football.
Albert A. Exendine will again be on
the scene at Georgetown, which should
spell success. The Hilltop eleven Is i
facing a tough schedule, but with Exendine
and John O'Reilly handling the 1
squad across the creek, more victories ;
than defeats should be seen. The i
Hllltoppers are due to go t? work on
September 13. I
Yale has supplanted A1 Sharpe as
head coach of Its varsity football '
squad, "Tad" Jones being the respon- ]
sible head of things. Jones, an allAmerlcan
quarterback In his day. will ]
have capable assistants In Harry <
Vaughn. "Beef Field, a Washington ]
man, by the way; Arthur Brides and ]
Dr. Billy Bull, a sort of landmark at
New Haven. <
West Virginia begins light work on i
Labor Day. The Mountaineers, with l
many good players due to report, has i
a strenuous schedule and no time will 1
be lost getting the team into shape. S
Joe Brooks will be back at Will- I
jams again and has called out the I
squad for September 10. Williams (
will be the first New England squad
to get into action. C
Ohio State, western conference title- t
holder, begins work September 13. I
Chick Harley will be missed, but a r
fine squad is expected to be on hajid. I
Ohio State has a difficult schedule, \
but Coach Wilce is confident of an- I
other successful season.
"Germany" Schultz, Michigan's won- I
derful all-American center fifteen I
years ago, has signed to coach Tu- <i
lane University at New Orleans.
Most of the South Atlantic elevens
will begin light work on September <
13. playing their first games Septem- '
ber 25 or October 2. Once October '
comes along there will be football *
every Saturday. 8
Shamrocks play Shops, of the
Navy Yard today. The Shamrocks t
meet tonight at Bradbury Church. t
W. K Per. W. L. Pet. .
Cleveland. 71 ?? .?40 Boaton .. 6? 6* .4?1
Chicago.. 72 42 ,?32 Wash'ton. 47 59 .443 s
New York. 72 44 .<521 Detroit 41 ?* ..17* t
Bt. Louis. 63 64 .495 Philadel'a. 35 7? .316 f
Cleveland, 4, New York, 3.
Boston, t j Detroit, 4. ?
ft. Idiots at Washington (2 games). s
Cleveland at New Tork. g
Detroit at Boston. j(
W. U Pet. W. I* Pet. ?
Brooklyn . II IMM Chicago... 6* 6? .491
Cincinnati. Ill U iM Rt. I-ouls. 6169.4*4
Now Tork. 69 49.64* Boston. .. 47 67.461
Pittsburgh 66 62 614 Philadel'a. 4116.193 \
Clnetnnatl, 9; Chicago. 1. ^
Pittsburgh, 1, St. I,ouls. 1
New York at Philadelphia (rain).
Cincinnati at Chicago. t
New York at Philadelphia (I ga m*?1.
Pittsburgh at Bt. 1>oula.
South End of Highway Bridf [
. I
Fall* Victim
Shortstop of the Cleveland Indians,
Struck on the Head by One of C
inpr Yesterday's Game at t
The Kitzge raids, the Duffys, &
and Sweeney?but why go furtheraround
North Capitol and 1 street!
in the Independent series. The ganr
teenth and H streets northeast. It i
and-out championship series. Whi
waged the Naval Operations teai
League, will sUck up against the
much-disputed War Department til
league contests.
Aloysius Club is rated as a firstclass
team composed mostly of younj
players. The Aloysius lads have a
formidable array of players in E
Mader. Costello, Holbrook. T. Folllard,
Ktreeks. 13. Fitzgerald. McCann, King
Real don. McMahon, Blaine, G. Mader
Sweeney, O'l^one, Atherton. Davis
N'opps. L. Fitzgerald. .1. Collins, Kuhnert,
Serrln. E. Haden. K. Duffy. J
DufTy. Brewer. T. Collins and Skillman.
Winston A. C. picks Its team from
rweedplc. Stevens, Linn, Calhoun,
I,leb, Lewis, Hilton. Woodstock,
kagle. HofTman. Ferguson. Heall,
Drescher, Shlpman. Houck, Hlgglns,
T. Woodcock. Atherton. Mayhew,
Hughes. Behrle, Bernhart. Bateman,
Richardson, Brayton and Shoemaker.
Navy Department baseball players
(liglble for today's game are G?-nat
"Jewton, K. G Purdv. Charles Beard,
^ete Lynch, D. J. Houlihan, R. T.
-larnsberger. F. P. Clark. F. G. Miler.
Russell Gill, Walter Lloyd. George
>lentz, C. E. Kelly. Frank Hudson. S.
I. Driver, H. I- Ludwlg, Charles
5iozct, A. S Snyder, J. Charles. .Toe
liebel, I<em Owen and Gilbert Barber.
Players on the Adjutant General s
)ffico team. Main ouilding, certified
o represent the War Department
.league are J. R. Garrett, G. R. HartnaW.
Chapelle Peak. J. B. Perkins,
lenry Tetresult. Walter Covert, Edvin
Pitts, William Smith, James E.
loche. J. Dust, F. I* Sommers. M. M.
Vnics C. J- Hill. C. R. Browne. W.
irowncll. Walter Funk. Warren
,uc.as, Fred Loomis, James Alexanler,
F. Mackey. and J. Neidfelt.
Some difference of opinion seems to
ixist In the War Department League
is to the winner of the circuit. It
ipparently devolved upon Sam Blunenthal,
secretary of the circuit to
lelect a representative. not neceslarily
the winner. The list of the
L G. O. team was turned in yesterday.
The Marine-Metropolitan game In
he Independent series which will be
ilayed Thursday, August 19. at Union
^eague Park, will be a hot one.
Prior to the entry of the Marine
'lub Into the series, several members
if the Marine team played on the
ifetropolitan te?m. It was expected
hat these Marines would play In the
leries witlj the Mets, but owing to
he fact that these players withdrew
rom the Metropolitan A. C. at the
ast moment It left an Impression at
Irst that the "Mets" would be serlusly
handlcaped, but Manager Maek
vtshes to Inform the public that he
ibtalned the services of players who
,re Just as capable even If not more
o than those who?e services he has
In preparation for the series the
fetropolltan A. C. won a hard fought
leven-lnning battle from the Brightrood
A. C. last Saturday. 7 to ?. and
Jso won a forfeit game from the
Vooditien of the World Sunday.
The winner of the Marlne-Metrololltan
game will play the G. P. O.
Wednesday, August 25.
All of the following members of the
Jlbraltar Athletic Club are requested
o be present on diamond No. 1 on
he Monument Lot Thursday aftertoon
at B:1B o'clock: Hett, Hager.
'ayne, O'Neill. Chamblln, Reamer,
taldwln, Corllne, Morgan. Buchanan.
3al1en?er, Crump. G. Melnberg. A.
Weinberg. Lanaburg. and Grauman.
The Gibs are without a game for
lunday and would like to hear from
lome fast team. J. W. Rallenger,
kpartment 4. Astoria Apartments, Is
"Tou'd be surprised" as Eddie Can?r
chants, to know that some of the
inrlers ars asking and getting
of Carl Mays I
k iM
* 'jP^PpjjpPPR^ ^Lr
V' ('
Who Died Early Today After Being ,
'arl Mays' Underhand Shoots Dur- ,
he New York Polo Grounds. t
IcCann, McMahon, Reardon, Costello, '
?the Aloysius Club, cock o* th' walk ,
i, plays Winston Athletic Club today <
le will be staged at Union Park, Fif- '
will be the second battle in the downle
this interesting contest is being ,
m, title winner in the Government ,
Main Building team, winner of the <
;le. This battle is the second of the i
Times Cup Series I
Today?Union Park. Fifteenth
and H streeta northeaat. 5:t5
p. m., Winaton A. C. va. Aloysius
Club; James Hughes, umpire.
' Tomorrow?Atlantic A. C. va.
Mohawk A. C.; B. J. Doyle, um'
pi re. '
Yesterday's game ? Silver (
Springs. 2; Brockway A. C. O. I
' W. I. Pet.
Shops, R. R. 1 0 1?"0
Navy, Gov 0 0 .000 1
A. G. O.. W. Dpt. 0 0 .000
Treasury, Dept. 0 1 .000
Today ? Navy, Government
League, va. A. G. O., War Department
League, at Union Station
Grounds. 5:15p.m.; umpires
Richard Woodward and Fritz '
Jaescke. Tomorrow ? Treasury I
va A. G. O. M. B.; Umpires Long
and Handiboe. j
twenty-five Iron men for their more i
or less invaluable services. That's i
taking it under false pretenses, say <
Rain just before yesterday's com- |
bats in the opening of the sandlot se- '
ries In both the independent and 1
and league sections held down at- (
tendance. At Union Park, Silver ,
Springs won by 2 to 0 from the ]
Brockway A. C. In a well played
game. Finney Kelley allowed the j
Brockways four hits, fanning five.
Chick Warthen, former Washington
and Lee University star, allowed the
Silver Springers Ave hits. The fielding
was loose at times. The Silver
Springs team Is composed mostly of
Navy players who had no trouble in
keeping ahead of the Brockway men.
Over at the Union Station the
| Treasury went down before the
slants of Hilton, the Shops hurler.
In the first Inning Treasury got two
runs on a Texas Leaguer. Thereafter
Hilton pitched too well for the Money
Counters. He allowed one hit. Hla
team mates got after Emil Pfell In
lusty fashion for enough runs to
make the score 8 to 2. <
Norrls, who plays first for Naval ,
Hospital, but who was left fielding |
for the Treasury team yesterday, was |
K. O.ed yesterday when he ran Into
an Iron post in left field. He was |
forced to leave the field but got home ,
all right. He was pretty well shaken ,
up. Outside of the Injury the game ,
went smoothly In every way. The
single untoward Incident was the
discovery of a street car token
which some one dropped In the hat
during the silver collection.
"Swampoodles" own gang will be
out In full force at Fifteenth and W I
streets northeast today. Winston <
and Aloysius playing . I
. l
Shades of the good old days i
"Mooch" Fenton played shortstop for i
the Brockways yesterdsy and rub (
your eyes now?Moffltt Bradley
right fielded a while for the Brockwaya
until a regular got around i
After playing today against the I
Navy team, the Main Building lads
have to go right In again against the
Treasury players again on Wednesday.
oysius a
'itcher Mays Exonerated ol
Balme for Accident to Cleveland
First Big Leaguer to
Be Killed
NEW YORK, Aug. 17.?
Ray Chapman is the first
major league baseball player
to be killed by a pitched ball,
so far as modern records show.
Semi-pro and amateur players
have been killed in auch a
fashion, but major leagues have
been free from such accidents.
(Continued from Page One.)
nformed by the International Newi
lervlce that Chapman was dead.
"It Is something likely to happen
o any ball player," he said. "It li
lothlng but a miracle that Cblck
'ewster Is alive today. When he wai
lit on the head by Jeff Pfeffer, at
lackaonvllle last spring, we rushed
ilm to the best expert In the country
ind an operation was performed."
The New York American Le?(ui
lub announced early today that ther<
Aould be no game between the Cleve^
and and New York clubs today, owlna
o Chapman's death. The game will
?e played later.
Chapman was Injured In the flftli
nnlng of yesterday's game. Struck
>n the head, he sank to a sitting portion,
his hfad quivering. He be
:ame unconscious immediately, and
Jmpire Connelly called two physlclani
'rom the grandstand. They ordered
lis Immediate removal to St. Law<
ence Hospital. X-ray photographi
ihowed a decompressed fracture and
.rephlning was attempted.
An Incision thrte and a half tnchei
ong was made through the skull or
he left h*nd side. A piece of th<
ikull and a quantity of clotted blood
nere removed. The shortstop was or
he operating table an hour.
Chapman was twenty-nine yean
>ld. He was born at Owensboro, Ky_
fanuary 15, 1801.
His first venture Into professional
>aseball was made in 1010, when hi
>ecame a member of the Davenport
lub of the Three I league, later be
ng transferred to Springfield of th<
lame league. Toledo, of the Americar
Association, bought him at the end
>f the season and he wis sold t<
?leveland in 1912. He had playec
ihortstop regularly as a member ol
that club ever tfince.
Chapman Alternated at times a
lecond base and third base, but wai
regarded purely as a shortstop ant
jne of the best In the major leagues
ills batting average was consistent
around .300 during his stay in th<
Neither Indiana Nor Yanks Expectet
to Maintain Pace in Hot
Race Now.
NEW TORK, Aug. 17.?The deatl
>f Ray Chapman, shortstop of thi
Cleveland American league club, no
>nly saddens everyone who ever me
the brilliant player, but is very likel]
o have a disastrous effect on thi
lerves of both the Indians ant
Yankees clubs which now are locket
n a struggle for the Americai
L>eague pennant.
Carl Mays, who pitched the bal
Lhat struck Chapman, quite likel:
will not recover from the shock o
the fatality until after this seasoi
tias passed into history. It cer
alnly is unfortunate that Mays wai
elected by the fates for the fata
The underhand star has had hii
ihare of troubles in baseball and wai
trying hard to overcome handlcapi
due to his unsettled nerves. Hii
work was taking him to the toi
among the league's pitchers and hii
conduct was exemplary.
Mays probably is lost to thi
Yankees?a hard blow to that team'
pennant hopes, but the blow ti
Cleveland is infinitely worse, for i
neans the club probably will have ti
struggle along with an Inferior Short
stop. Chapman was a brilliant fielde
and a .300 hitter. It may mean thi
loss of a pennant for the forest city
URNTON HARBOR. Mich., Aug. 17
A bout with Georges Carpentier am
a return match with Jess Willard an
included in the tentative program o
lack Dempsey, heavyweight champion
It was announced here today by JacV
Kearns, Dempsey's manager.
Dempsey Is here to make preliml
nary training arrangements for hi;
Labor Day bout with Billy Miske.
ROCKFORD. III., Aug 17. Olli
Volght, pitcher, has been sold to thi
New York Nationals, President Bel
of the Rockford Three-I club an
nounced today. Volght hep an hi
professional career with the Rock
ford team last season. Brooklyn, i
la said, is negotiating for the pur
chase of Walter Pearce. Rorkford'i
shortstop, formerly of the University
of Pennsylvania.
PALLAS, Tex., Aug. 17.?Gene Dale
Dallas Texas league pitcher, whi
was a member of the Salt Ijtke Clt]
Pacific Coast league team last year
today denied charges that he was in
solved In an alleged pool "to throw'
tafflfi to>-the Vernon club to assls
hat team to win the pennant. Pali
?ald that the thr>e games he pltrhet
igalnst the Vsrnon club were los
through better playing by that fin
inm 17th m ii?t.
SKVKN BAmt nAll.T.
<|m?I?I Trains imtf ihsthrt line ?<
liMfNh Hmrti It H ill ?* r M.
nd Winst
i Beat Bottle Javelin Hurler!
to Represent America
in the Glassware
People who llva near fla*? houses
houldn't throw decisions. I
It'* dangerous. Just like making
a noise like a peanut near the elephant
boudoir In the Urqnx Zoo.
Every decislop.ls good for a crate
of pop bottles. F. O. B. The O.
B. standing for fracture of bean.
There has been a great Improvement
In pop bottle twirling In all
the league town*. The Polo Ground
bugs put on a Glassware Olympic
last Sunday. They threw the pop
Javelins all over the works. When
they ran out of bottles the Infield
! looked like a delicatessen store
trying to straddle an earthauake.
A total stranger tried to sock
i Bernle Keis with a demijohn of dill
pickles. Bernle was catching a fly
ball, and the guy with the Grade A
, partisanship couldn't wait to go
through the formality of an Introduction.
The loving cup Just
missed Neiss by the size of an
> ump's hat. The narrowest of mari
gins. Another bleacher weevil
tossed a milk bottle at Ump Qulgley
and then looked accusingly' at
a month-old fan In a baby carriage.
I If they are going to continue these
Glassware Olympics, the board of
, health ought to order soda pop
E served In hot-water bags.
The bugs believed In the old
adage, "Have the bottle and spoil
I the ump." Cap Huston is going to
i pass a nine-inning law compelling
I Harry Stevens to peddle ginger ale
In Illy cups.
' The hard-boiled glass bottles are
lily cups. Lillies for the umps. A
' good way to serve soft drinks would
| be with sponges. Soak the spotige
I In lemon soda and let the fan cut
: his teeth on It. If he became loaded
with an umplcldal mania, he could
hurl sponges at the umps all day
without breaking more than six of
1 the ten commandments and amend,
ments. An umpire should be protected
from the mob unless It is abI
solutely necessary. If they put up
screens to keep foul tips out, they
1 should put up nets to keep the fair
t bottles in.
It's all right to crack an umpire
! In the open season, but before hurl'
fng the glasswsre. remember that
' you #>ay have little umps of your
j own ?ome day.
: Until Lloyd George, Clemenceau,
and Woody get together to figure
. out the percentages, Harry Stevens
| will serve nothing in the grandI
stands but cream puffs, lemon meringues.
and other Mack Sennett
. The Xans can throw as usual, nobody
will be dented, and the bugs
will have a waiter's satisfaction of
serving something that wasn't ordered.
Zone 6 and Zone 1 to Battle It Out
i Today in Determining Pennant
b Winner.
t Zone 6 will probably send Frye in
, against Zone 1 today in an effort to
f land the pennant honors. Yesterday
B Zone 1 came through and won by
J 6 to 4. There was plenty of hot argu- i
j ment during the contest. A win for
t the ZOne 6 team today will put that
aggregation out In front. Frye was
I held in reserve yesterday but Zone 1
f got away with the battle.
f In the event that Zone 1 comes
1 through today another battle will be
. necessary and will probably be
j staged tomorrow.
1 | Over in Congress Heights there is
ja mad run for pennant honors Just
i as in the Navy Yard League. Naval
a Air Station and Congress Heights are
9 sticking it out. The league season
s will wind up this week, a meeting
j will probably be held Saturday night
s and three games will be staged next
| week beginning Sunday. _
? They are quite mad about baseball
In the Southeast and also across the
i Anacostia river these days.
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on Clash 1
So Says President Griffith,
Speaking of Death of Chapman
on Diamond.
"The lima bu coma now for the
American League to take aome decided
action regarding Car) Maya' method
of pitching" .aid President Clark
(JrllTlth, of the Washington club, today.
as he expreaaed hla grift at the
death of Kay Chapman, the Cleveland >
ahortatop, who waa failed by one of
Carl Maya' "bean balla" yesterday. a
"It la doubly unfortunate that Chap- '
man. the highest type of a young
American, should be the victim of
Illegal pitching 1 ahall make every
effort myaelf to have aome a^lon
taken by the league Juat aa soon aa
"I believe that la a matter that requlrea
league action. Maya* pitching
hablta have caused trouble for aeveral
yeara. Now he haa killed ? player
The time haa come for action to replace
The 8t. Louis and Waahlngton
playera were buzzing today, aa they
heard the detaila of Chapman's death.
It la expected that both teama will
reach a decision today at the ball
park to aend an official proteat to
Prealdent B. B. Johnaon againat the
further appearance or Maya In th?
Several of the Brownies are esp?clally
vehement in their crltlciam of
Maya, remembering their own narrow
escapea from serious harm.
They mince no words as they tell
what they think of the Yankees' submarine
(linger. "Man killer" and
"murderer" are the politest phrases
heard around the lobby of the Harrington
hotel, headquarters of the |
Shreveport Texas Leajruers Are
Headed for Trials With
Griff's Squad.
President Clark C. Griffith has obtained
tvo more pitchers for trial,
Oleaaon and Bono, both right handers
from the Sherveport club In the Texas
league. Jimmy O'Neil, the Griff'a
shorstop, in a graduate of the Shreveport
club of 1910.
"I don't know Just how good these
fellows arf, but I'm going to give
them a trial." said Griffith today.
"My acouts have sejit in good reporu
about both of them."
Benny Leonard, Lightweight Cham- *
pioru Signs With Tex Rickard
for Content.
NEW YORK, Aug. 17.?Benny
Leonard, world'a lightweight champion,
last night signed up with Tex
Rickard to defend his title in Madison
Square Garden within live weeks.
The champion is to receive J50.000,
win, lose or drhw, for a fifteen round
bout to a decision.
Leonard agreed to allow Rickard
to pick an opponent, and as soon as
thia is decided upon Leonard agrees
to post a forfeit of $20,000 that he
will make the weight, which under
the new rules is 135 pounds at 3
o'clock the afternoon of the fight.
Rickard will thoroughly comb the
field of lightweight aspirants before
selecting ar^ opponent for Leonard.
Among the eligibles are Johnny Dundee,
Billy Fitzsimmons, Lew Tendler.
Joe Welling. Charley White, Mrl
Coogan and severaJ promising youngsters
of the Far West.
Rickard plans to have the big
amphitheatre ready for his opening
attraction. Improvement now undeway
will increase the capacity of the
garden at least 3,000, so that when
Leonard steps into the ring to defend
his title at least 12,000 boxing fana
will be gathered around the ring.
Leonard will start light training
next week at a resort in theOatskill X
Mountains. He will have Joe Benjamin
as a training mate.
R. P. Andrews Company, colored
players defeated the Washington
Black Sox 7 to 4, and the Bureau*
6 to 0 yesterday.
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