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1_ADDITIONAL SPORTING EVENTS—TENNIS RESULTS
ATLANTA CAPTURES TENNISJURNEY Carleton Smith Wins Singles Championship and With McMillan Wins the Doubles Also __ R.r FRED RODEKER A gallery of fully f»00 enthusiastic tennis j fans saw Carleton Smith and Vernon Me millan of Atlanta carry off all of the honors in the finals of the fifth annual Cotton States tennis tournament from the two local favorites, Billy Bartlett and lj«e Allan Brooks, yesterday afternoon. Bartlett went down in defeat before Smith In the singles in three straight sets. Smith and McMillan, the visiting pair, captured the doubles after a stubborn resistance, and some of the best tennis playing ever aeen on a southern court. Dusk was falling on the clay courts before the final game was decided. The large crowd was continually calling for a rally on the part of the locals, but the pace was too much. Bartlett failed, how ever, to play in the form he demonstrated yesterday. Ability in Placing The match between Smith and Bartlett started promptly at 3 o’clock and soon the players were in the midst of one of the best matches ever seen by the local ex perts. Bartlett startled the crowd by capturing the first two games. Smith was a bit nervous while the local man never showed such calmness and Judg ment. Smith’s drives were wild and most of them landed In the net or a good ways out of bounds. Probably the cause of Bartlett's victory of the early games was that he showed excellent ability in placing of his opponent's sizzling drives. The champion's favorite stroke, the lauffutt, was off In Its effectiveness, and the de feated local returned practically every one of his blows. The first set it took 20 games to decide the winner. The final count was 11 to 9. After losing the first set, Bartlett be came completely unnerved and the vet eran captured the next two sets, both sets being love affairs. Bartlett’s placement began to fall on him and his strokes were fast lodging in the net or falling put of bounds. Smith was beginning to show his winning form anil his com t'lnatlon of strokes soon began to tell on he youngster. Time after time, the livals played a regular ping-pong game, placing the ball from one to the other. In fact the whole set was a base line iffalr, neither doing any net work. Both ihowed great skill In manuvering for ;heir position. Often Smith used his IS l^ears of experience by completely out guessing his younger opponent while Bart ett practically lost the second and third lets by his nervousness and unsteadiness. Game One-Sided The Mcond and third set were alto gether' a one-sided -ahair. Smith, here Played his standard game and often thrill id the crowd by his wonderrul returns. Bartlett, however, showed streaks of brll i&ncy, and won the crowd by his re narkable opposition to the Veteran title lolder. When the third set rolled around, Smith was practically free from opposi tion and the veteran s pace had told on lie local. The double match was also a great iffalr. Brooks and Bartlett were de ermlned to fight the battle to a finish tnd as a result, forced the two Atlanta ihenoms to go the limit to achieve the lonors. Brooks and Bartlett got a fine itart and captured the first set. Brooks ihowed only flashes of his form and as 1 result Bartlett was forced to do most if the playing. Bartlett played a great game on the net and hts overhanded [rives were unreturnnble by the At antans. Brooks’ famous backhand Irive could not be forced Into active iperation by the local and he drove nany easy chances into the net. How iver, as the battle progressed he ilayed a much better game and often Irove fast strokes down the alleys pust he net man. McMillan Stars The youth McMillan played a fine game, ilthough he was nervous at the start nd drove the majority of his strokes nto the net. The winners rallied after osing the first set and then captured he next two In succession by playing he locals completely off their feet. The rowd called for duccing up the match pd the locals responded by walking IT with the next set. However, their lappiness did not last long as the two Ltlantas, rallied by the thought of vic ory, won the next set and consequently he match. Darkness w as fast falling and direct y following the finish of the match he cups were awarded to the winners .nd the runners-up o'f the tourney, Jarleton Smith having won the silver ovlng cup for three times, was pre ented with the sovenir by Mr. Oscar Veils. McMillan and Smith were also ;lven a cup for their successful efforis n capturing the doubles. This cup, lowever, does not become the pernia lent property of the victorious Atlan ans. Brooks and Bartlett were each award id a cup for being runners-up in the oubles, while Bartlett was given a cup or being the next best tennis player n the sunny south. The tournament was declared a great uccess by all of the committee con tested with the affair and a greater uccess was planned for next year. Last ight a dinner was given in honor of he players and was attended by a large rowd. The way in which Birmingham losl he cups is as follows: Singles: Smith efeated Bartlett, 11-9 6-0 6-0. Doubles: Imith-McMlllan defeated Hrooks-Bart ,tt, 2-6 6-3 9-7 2-6 6-4. Referee, Ross; ibumen, R. D. Johnston, Jr., Lange, tails Townsend and Will Warren. Emergency Trips We are ready any minute to start on a trip to any part of the i ■ country. We keep our cars so l equipped that we get you to your ( destination and bring you safely back. That's why we have 95 per cent of the "big business” of Blr- > Bingham. j Three Phones 1375, 222,144 Jenkins Taxicab Co.j Hsnry L. Janklna F. S. Dunlap Goods Please Meatloa |' . HERE IS WHY THE DODGERS ARE UP IN THE NATIONALlRACE SHERROD SMITH " MAP" RUCKER. Coomb5 Above Is displayed Brooklyn s “open secret”—Weiser Dell. “rack*' Coombs. "I’d” Pfeffcr. “Nap" Rucker and Sherrod Smith. Collectively they compose the answer to t successes of the Dodgers’ winning streak, a winning streak that has carried them from the ruck to within easy hailing distance of the top, in third place. The National league race this sea»on is one which will probably be won by the team that is afforded the best pitching along the major portion ot the’rocky road. So Brooklyn is entitled to smile its prettiest. And the Dodgers have more to depend upon than the Braves had. Three pitchers, Rudolph, James and Tyler, led th Postons to the top of the National league- scramble and thence to a world's championship in four straight games. This is not Intended as a. prediction that the Dodgers will cop the bunting and parade through to a like feat in the* world series. The race is still too much of an open one to permit of such a prediction, but It means that the Dodgers have a chance. Seldom during the last 15 years has July 15 found the Dodgers parading along the highway in the first division. Usually they have threatened to make good at the outset or the race and then have withered under the test of a summer sun. With these five pitchers going well, not to mention Atchlnson, Douglass and Appleton the Dodgers are well fortified on the pitching Bound in fact, they are a well balanced team and with an even break in the luck of the game they should be there or thereabouts when the final drive comes ... Batting Averages of Barons Are Improving Chubby Moley Is Well Up At the Top—Tod Sloan About to Break Into the .300 Class—Cecil Coombs Hitting at .255 Tod Sloan is on the verge of landing among the .300 swatsmen. The Huron right fielder, while topped by Manager Molesworth, is hitting at a .297 clip and maintains a considerable lead over the nearest regular of the Birmingham club. Magee, by virtue of his hitting spurt, has risen to third rank with .201, leaving Jack Wallace third with .259. i>oi <»my is Moan ioremost m me per centage column, but also in driving out hits arid scoring runs. Ho has scored 4S runs in 35 games and has registered 107 hits. Jimmy Magee has assumed first rank in driving out doubles, for the bald pated gardener lias registered 10. Roy EUam has slugged eight triples and ranks first, while Sloan and Coombs are tied for the home-run hitting honor, each boasting of three. Kelson Hemingway, with 23 steals, con tinues to hold sway as a base-runner, while EUam, with 17 sacrifices, is first in this line of endeavor. Chubby Carleton Moiesworth continues to top the Baron swatting list, for lie has scored eight hits in 17 trials. ••••••■•••••■••■••••••••••••••••••••■••■•••••••••••a Here are the complete., mtung averages, through Friday's game: Player— G. AH. R. H. 2b. 3b. SB. Pc. Molesworth .. «> IT 2 8 0 0 0 .171 Sloan .95 359 48 107 15 4 17 . 297 Magee .95 345 39 90 16 6 8 .261 Wallace .04) 181 1.8 47 2 7 1 .259 Lindsay .23 82 11 21 3 I 2 .256 Coombs .72 255 26 65 8 3 8 .255 Hemingway..69 269 36 64 11 1 23 .239 Johnson .21 66 5 15 1 3 0 .227 Clark .77 280 .*10 02 12 5 8 . 221 El lam .94 309 39 68 10 8 8 .220 Carroll .72 295 ::i 66 5 I 16 .220 Grimes .25 68 5 1 4 2 1 1 .206 Black .26 60 7 12 1 0 2 .200 Perryman .... 3 6 0 1 0 0 0 .167 Hale .62 204 13 31 3 1 1 .151 Robertson ...28 73 5 11 1 0 0 .150 •••••••••••••••••••••■••••a*•••••••••••••••••••••••• TRAP AND FIELD ! SOME OON’TS FOR TRAPSHOOTERS A Few Hints That Will Help the Beginner Trapshooting is a sport that demands a,n alert mind and keen judgment. The shooter’s degree of skill depends en tirely upon his own ability to think a.nd act quickly. No one else can do it for him. There are, however, a few simple facts in the shape of “dont’s'' that may be kept in mind by the nov ice. } Don’t worry if you miss a target. Get the next one and the following. /Don’t worry If when you call “pull" the target breaks as it leaves the trap, rake things calmly. Tell the puller to ">1111 another and let him keep on do n£r it until a good one is thrown, or ivait until the trap is fixed. 'Don’t worry because the referee de cides you misted a target when you (/and perhaps some of your friends ^lso) thought that you had broken it. No referee is infallible. His decision, however, goes, so accept his ruling in sportsmanlike manner. Don’t worry if the puller pulls the trap too fast or too slow. Dont’ shoot at the target but drop your gun from your shoulder and then get ready to \all “pull” once more. The referee Vatches the game very closely. He ■fnows whether the target went an Appreciable length of time before or ^fter you called, and he also knows :ftiat the rules provide for a trap to be jililled promptly. Very often, however, i is the shooter’s own fault when the puller balks him in this way. i' In giving the word of command to the puller to pull the trap, avoid three mistakes: Don’t call In a low hesitating voice, otherwise you run the risk of the pull er not hearing you; or if he does hear you the pull is apt to he somewhat slow. Call in a sharp, clear voice; the puller is watching you and is keyed up to pull immediately he gets the word, so that if you call in the manner suggested you in a sort of way startle him and he instinctively pulls prompt ly. Don’t call In too loud a voice, for the CHICK EVANS WINS AGAIN Cleveland, July 24.—Chick Evans today defeated J. D. Standinh, Jr., Detroit, 7 and 6 In the final match for the 1916 west ern amateur title. He set a new record for the course this morning, finished the IS holes In 71. Btandlsh was handicapped by his weak ness to slice to hook on his tee shot. His recovery from sand traps and long grass was admirable. Evans played an •van (>ma throughout. effort is quite liable to disturb your aim by exhausting the air in your lungs, causing you to inhale when you should be doing nothing but pointing the gun at the target. Don’t call Immediately after the man ahead of you has fired, (live the ref eree time to call “Dead” or “Liost,’’ as the case may be; and at tournaments give the scorer also time to answei back. If you call too quickly you run the risk of having the trap not loaded or having the puller miss your call on account of the referee’s decision or the scorer’s answer being mixed up with your voice. It is also a good plan not to call “pull” when the shooter ahead of you has missed a target, until the target has reached the ground. It might hap pen that your target took the same flight as the previous one, and thus your eye would be liable to see both targets, and your calculations be dis turbed. The same caution could profit ably be observed when, although the previous target was broken, a large piece was left sailing through the air. This may seem a small matter, but small things count when you are try ing to make a straight score. ANOTHER VICTORY FOR BESSEMER TEAM Crowd of 4500 Attends Ball Came—Hagerty Mystifies Red Mountain Team e The baseball team of the Bessemer Roll ing Mill annexed Its fourteenth straight victory this afternoon when they defeated the Red Mountain team by a score of ft to 1. One of the largest crowds of the season witnessed the game, the attendance being 4500. An interesting feature for the fans was the rolling of a wheelbarrow in which was seated Joe Eckhoff of the roll ling mill by L. H. Malle of Reeders, who ! brought him from Reeders to Bessemer, ! and all through the streets of the city j followed by a band and a large crowd of fans. The box score is as follows: Bessemer— AB. R. H. O. A. E. Bumgardner, 2b. ... 4 0 0 4 ti I Scott. If. 5 0 1 l 0 0 Harris, cf. 3 1 2 l 0 0 Little, 3b. 4 1 1 1 1 0 Hughes, lb. 4 1 3 13 0 1 Kennedy. C. 4 0 0 5 2 0 Oerst. ss. 1 1 0 1 2 0 Randle, F., rf. 4 0 0 1 0 0 Hagerty, p. 3 1 I 0 1 0 Totals . 32 5 3 27 12 2 Red Mountain— AB. It. H. O. A. E. Rletta. cf. 4 0 0 0 0 0 Wagner, ss. 2 1 0 3 1 0 Perkins, 2b. 1 0 1 3 3 0 Edney. (\. u. 4 0 0 1 2 0 Williams, 3b. 4 0 2 l 1 0 Edney, R.. c. 3 0 0 11 3 0 Moore, If. 4 0 o 2 0 1 Skews, lb. 4 0 4 6 1 1 Quinn, rf. 4 0 1 0 0 0 Totals . 33 1 8 27 13 2 Score by innings: Bessemer .. 001 130 000—ft Red Mountain . 001 000 000—1 Summary: Two-base hits, Harris, Wil liams. Stolen bases, HugheB, Wagner, R. Edney, Skews. Rases on balls, Hag erty 2. Edney 4. Left on bases, Bessemer 6. Red Mountain 10. Hit by pitcher, Hag erty (Rietta. Wagner): Edney (Harris, Uert). Hits, off of Hagerty 8, Edney 8. Struck out, Hagerty 4. Edney 8. Double play, Gerst. Bumgardner to Hughes. Time of game, 2:15. Umpires, Hogan and Waters. Attendance, 4500. RlrLE SHOD I Al BOYLES RANGE Members of Company B and Com pany C, Second Infantry, spent yester day afternoon on the Boyles rifle range and many good scores were made. Each man shot 24 shots at 300 yards. The bull’s eye shot at Is only eight Inches In diameter. Twenty of these shots were for record making a total possible score of 100. Some of the high er scores made were as follows: Sergt. J. F. Womelsdorf, Co. C.93 Capt. J. T. Evans, Co. C.89 Lieut. Virgil T. Roach, Co. C.83 Lieut. R. B. Kelly, Co. B.89 Harry Knight, Co. C.SG Corp. A. F. DeFunlak, Co. C.84 Capt. Mortimer H. Jordan, Medical Corps .85 Private Copeland, Co. B.84 All of the above scores are well above the score required for qualifica tion as expert riflleman in the United States army. Both of the above com panies will spend the entire day on the rifle range next Saturday and a large attendance is expected. At this all day shoot next Saturday the regiment officers would be glad to have young men desiring to try their hand at shooting the high power military rifle to come out on the range. They do not have to be members of the National Guard to shoot next Sat urday. Rifles will be furnished them with ammunition free of charge and the/ National Guard Is anxious that many of them take advantage of this Invitation and come out. They should report at the armory of Company C Saturday morning at 8 o’clock and go out with the company. | (Other Sports on Page 11), DIAMOND; THE sale of Elmer Miller, the center fielder of the Mobile Gulls, to the New York Yankees for the goodly sum of $4'ioo will In all proability prove the top price that any Southern league player will bring this sea son. The Gulls are fortunate to have secured such splendid re muneration for the fleet young outfielder. • * • Bob Baumgartner is hark with the Mobile Gulls and is holding down the hot corner. We hope Boh will be able to bold down to a regular berth this time. • * * Micky Coyle lias started wield ing the willow In a hearty fash ion since his return to the South ern league as a member of the Ba rons. • • • But another Baron lias been smashing the pellet of late and that is none other than ‘Meems" Magee. The brother of the famous Sherwood has walloped for the average of about .500 for the past 10 days. We are worried about Magee’s hitting, as the harder he hits the surer wo are losing a hat to the estimable Henry Vance. However, we are willing to lose the hat to see Jimmie Magee make good. • • • Edson Hemingway, who is again on the ineligible list since the ad vent of Mickey Coyle in the game, is still In town. It Is understood that there is a trade on foot to dispose of the young Inflelder. • • • That Charley Carroll was pop ular was denoted a few days ago In the circulation department of The Age-Herald. Charley had re quested that The Age-Herald be mailed to him at Bed Boiling Springs, Term., and every member of the circulation department wrote a letter to Charlie wishing him the best of luck and trusting that he would soon recover. Charlie, while we omitted writing the letter, our sentiments were registered by the boys in the circulation room. * * • A private telegram received from Carleton Molesworth last night stated that Arthur Johnson was hit on the left arm yesterday by a batted ball and the tall Swede may be out of the game for a few days. • • • Francetto Sanguinottl Spiggonola Is one of the most famous hall players in captivity. • • • Franoetto is better known to the fans as Ping Bodle, th<» former slugger of the Chicago White Sox •»•••••••••••••••••••*•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Lineville Wins Linville, July 24.—(Special.)—Line ville defeated the Chero-Cola team of Columbus, Ga., in a fast game of ball this afternoon. Dickinson’s pitching and L. Bonner’s home run featured the game for Line ville, while Cushion and Stevens’ sen sational catches in center and right fields was the star work for Colum bus. Score by innings: K.H.E. Lineville . 011 001 00*—3 11 4 Columbus . 000 000 110—2 2 3 Batteries: Dickinson and Griffin; Smith and Carmack. Summary: Two-base hits, Parker and Gibson. Home run, L. Bonner. Bases on balls. Dickinson 2. Stolen bases, Griffin and Stevens. Struck out, By Dickinson 6, Smith 4. Umpire, Bon ner. Time, 1:10. Progressive Farmers Win Progressive Farmers continued their winning collection yesterday afternoon when they defeated the pennant con tenders. West Woodlawn. The fielding of Dannie McGowan and the slugging of Mickwee featured the contest. The details follows: R.H.E. Prog. Farmer .. 010 100 20-—4 6 2 W. Woodlawn . ..Ill 000 000—I 7 1 Batteries: Frawley and Jones; Brunea and Beasley. and now with Sun Francisco in the ('oast league. • • • After covering golf for a few days coming hack to baseball seems strange. Golf, to the uninitiated, stems a listless game Just clug ging a ball and chasing it the rest of the day—but closer investigation brings a complete reversal of the neophyte’s viewpoint. It is a splen did game and requires more skill than baseball. It has all the ele ments of excitement that baseball has and is much more invigorating. In fact to get. one good wallop say a 22f»-yard drive—Is more sat isfaction to the average golf play er than a home run to the average amateur baseball plnyer. We are strong for golf. • • • President Robert 11. Ha ugh of the Southern league did not give much time to th# league affairs last week because of his activities at the goir tournament at Roebuck Springs. However, President Baugli will be back on the job this week and some important pronouncements on changes of policy of the Southern circuit may be forthcoming. Prexy Baugh has thought out several Ideas which will undoubtedly be ripe for the glare of publicity In a. few days. 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Boston . 86 66 90 661 Chicago . 8ft 66 .33 .$29 Detroit . 87 64 33 .621 Washington .. 86 4.3 43 600 New York . 86 42 44 488 St Louis . 87 34 53 .3ft 1 Philadelphia . 86 61 330 (Cleveland . 80 26 64 »Co Cleveland. July 14. -A triple play, bringing the second game to sn end. featured Cleveland's double victory over Philadelphia today. With Malone on second and Schang on first T^ajole hit the ball on a line toward left field. Barbare caught It with one hand and the completion of the triple play. Wamhegans to Klrke. was easy as Ma lone and Schang had taken long leads. The two victories allowed Cleveland to break the tie for seventh place and shove last year's champions into eighth place again. Scores. First, game. R H. 12. Cleveland .000 103 00*—4 3 l Philadelphia .101 000 010—3 11 l Batteries: Morton and O'Neill; Wyok off and Lapp. Second game: R. H. R Cleveland. 130 001 25*—13 10 3 Philadelphia .100 300 001— 4 10 5 Batteries. Jones and Rgans; Crow. 11, Davis and McAvoy. Divide Double Bill Detroit. July 24.—Detroit and Wash ington divided a double-header todav. the home team winning the first game 2 to 0 and losing the second 8 to 5. Pubuc outpltched Walter Johnson In the opening contest. W ashington drove Dauss from the box in the second in ning of the second game, seven of 10 men who faced hint hitting safety. Boehling held Detroit to seven hits and was never In danger. Scores: First game: Ft. H. R. Washington .000 000 000 0 7 2 Detroit .000 100 01*—2 5 0 Batteries: Johnson and Ainsmith, Henry; Dubuc and Stranage. Second game: R. H. El. Washing!on . 160 002 000 -8 13 l Detroit .010 002 002—6 7 0 Batteries. Boehling and Henry; t>auss, Oldham, Steen, Boland and Stranage Split Twin Bill St. Louis, July 24.—St. Louis and Bit ton split a double-header here today, the visitors taking the first. 7 to 3 and St. Louis the second 3 to 2. Hard hittli g on both sides characterized the first game. In the second game Wood, pitching rl\c ninth Inning for Boston, permitted St. Louis to score the winning run. Agnews sacrifice scored Walker. Scores: First game: R. H. R. Boston . 103 020 100 -7 I t i St. Louis .000 010 020—8 12 5 Batteries. Foster and Cady; Thom «s. Knob, Hamilton and Agnew*. Second game: R. H. D. Boston . 100 000 010—2 ft 3 St. Lou Is .000 000 111—3 7 4 Batteries: Shore. Wood and Cady; Wellman and Agnew. American Association At Louisville: Louisville 4. Cleveland A At Columbus: Columbus 2. Indianapolis A At Wllwaukee: Milwaukee 4, Minneap olis 5 (10 Innings). At Kansas City: Kansas City 0. St. Paul 1. texasTeague At Dallas Dallas 4. Galveston 3. At Fort Worth: Fort Worth S, Hons* ton 10. At Shreveport: Shreveport ft,* Beau mont 3. At Waco: Waco 8. San Antonio 1.