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LATE HAPPENINGS IN SPORTDOM SCRIBES DECLARE LAJOIE FAVORED Corridon and Wallace Blamed for Nap's Wonderful Batting Record for Day LAJOIE SAYS HE WAS CHEATED OUT OF HIT I CINCINNATI, Oct. — "I have noth ing whatever to Bay," was the way Na poleon I.ajoo answered a request for an interview here tonight regarding the manner in which he made right lilts In one day at St. Ix>uls, yesterday. ■ Before lie was through, however, he said that he not oi.ly secured clfflit hits in an absolutely genuine manner, but that he reHlly deserved nine lilts. When asked to explain this latit state ment he answered: "Tliut's all I have to say on the subject." Information was conveyed to Lnjole during the Interview that Frank Navln, president of the Detroit club, had said that M- feat at St. I»ul* yesterday looked suspicions. "So it looked suspicion* to Navln, did It?" said I.ajoie "Well, he knows what ho can do. He can take, it before the league if he wants to, and at that time I certainly will have my say." tAssoclated Press) ST. LOUIS. Oct. 10.—Each of the five local sporting writers, in commenting on yesterday's American league base ball games, between the Cleveland and St. Louis teams, charge today that certain of the local team allowed La- Joie to obtain hits. The object of this, it Is charged, was to enable him to score more hits dur ing- the season than were credited to Cobb of Detroit. Lajoie is credited by the official scorer aa belns at bat four times in each game of the double header. Each time he obtained a hit. In the summary he Is also given a sacrifice hit. The first time ha hit a liner and made three bases. The ball ■went over the center fielder's head, i Six other times he bunted down the third base line and either beat Third ; Baseman Corridon's throw to first base ; or else Corridon did not attempt to throw. Another time Lajoie grounded to Wallace, who threw wild to first base. Onre Lajoie bunted to Corridon, who fielded it, but threw wide to first. This , ■was the play that gave Lajoie the sac rlflce hit. When Lajoie was at bat Corridon played far back of third base. He ran Up each time Lajoie bunted. Mailer and Nelson were the St. Louis pitchers. In the only other pame ■which Mailer pitched against Cleveland Lajoie pot one hit on thrre times at bat. Nelson never pitched to Lajoio | before. President Hedges of the local team refused to discuss the team's playing. "Lajoie outguessed us," said Man ager O'Connor. "We figured he did not I have the nerve to bunt every time. He ! beat us at our own game. I will not send any of my players in to play up Close to Lajoie when he tries to bunt." In explaining his playing Lajoie, in; a telegram to n local newspaper, said: "After I made my first hit, a clean | drive to center for three bases, th>> St. Louis men played deep, expecting mo to pound the ball out every time. I fooled them right along. The pitchers did their best to deceive me, lam certain." DETROIT LEADER HOLDS OUT HOPE FOR CDBB President Navin Declares Lajoie's Batting Suspicious—Thinks Georgian's Better Average DKTROIT, Oct. 10.—Frank J. Navin, j of the Detroit American league baseball club, declared today , that the hitting of Lajoie in St. Loula i looked Buspicloui. j "II looked like a raw deal," he said, "but I don't know win ther thi league Will take action. The l< ague can throw out games for Justifiable reasons. 'I think when the avi rages are given out it will be- found that Cobb is the leader. M les t i hope bo." President Navin also said that the leagues will probably t on to ward the elimination <'f prizes and j bonuses for players. "These prlzi i, declai id Navin, "only eerve to create dissension on a team." GARRY HERRMANN STRONG FOR ELIMINATING PRIZES CINCINATTI, Oct. 10.—August Herr- | Tnann, chairman of the National Base ball commission, in dlsi usslng the La jole i icident tonight, said: "Lajoie and Cobb, according to un- j oin la] averages, have the race for the leading batsman In both league tween them. Which will win I don't know and the National commi until it receive! the of- 1 flcial averages of both leagues. "i want to Bay one thing, however, ■ pine,. ; c up as to the genuineness of the hits made by La ; Bt. Louis, and that li that no more prlz< • - will be per- j roltted under ti of the National commission. a\' ] shall be very careful to eliminate anything of that kind in the future." CHICAGO WRITERS THINK FIELDERS WERE TO BLAME CHICAGO, Oc( ■ ' ' • ■ FljortinK writ' rs, In joie tncl* ■ y 'I''l not think blami ■ >uld ' I '.'i" St. Louis plti I n i Nell on. They said, howi ver, that the caa* pre sented the possil an under- Htanding- beta ■ ' certain fielders of thi <•" Lajoic's feat ■ ■ |g not a new record In major )■ lei, bul it has not bei ■ lied for many The nearest thine to it in recent years ,wbs the work of Tinker of the Chicago Ty Cobb, Rival of Larry Lajoie for Hitting Honors of Major Leagues ri nil ■!■■ ■■■■if—^tm^—**"**p*w^yffß^ffyyyi fti; ■''■ ■■,■■;•.'.;•■■ :■'■■:.■ ;.■ SKMS-VS '■•■'■■ --■■;.■■■ o*f ;J^v-^---vr*w^%%B'l ■j s ..^.v''^;v;v"r-;;'.tiwr'^^«li...:.». . j: -*'- : f■■,-'■..■ ■■■■'■ ■ .■: Comparison of Two Greatest Stickers of 1910 Baseball Season TVKXJS RAYMOND COBB— ** lias been In game six seasons and In five of these has batted .300 or better. In ISW4, his first season with Augusta in the South Atlantic league, batted .237. I* 1905 batted .820 In 103 games with Augusta, and .240 In forty-uno games with Detroit, making his mark for the year .303. During past three years has led American league. Largest number of hits ever made In one season was 210. last year, ...•._., ,.1n,.,l an average of .377. Nationals who In a double-header at New York made seven hits In succes sion. BAN JOHNSON PUTS BAN ON OFFERING OF PRIZES CHICAGO. Oct. 10.—President B. B. Johnson of the American league an nounced lute today that no more prizes would be offered or permitted while he continues at the head of that baseball organization. President Johnson stated that he had taken this position as a result of the Lajoie incident. He also said that he was making an investigation of the al legations made unofficially by St. Louis sporting writers. NATIONAL LEAGUE riui) Won. Lost. J'«t. CiEST 101 M .«S .New York 'f> 03 .59* , Mtuburg ! (1 " -™* Philadelphia ™ '* •"• Cincinnati ..v:::::::::::: " '» •«] ; Brooklyn «* «» •*:' St 1 111114 "' " ' i.o.ton .......... 1111 --. 01 I°° •338 QUAKER SLUGGERS FIND GIANTS' TWIRLER A MARK NEW YORK, Oct. 10.— Philadelphia had no difficulty in hitting Rudolph today, and its the local pitchers were poorly supported the visitors registered an easy victory over New York, 8 to 2. Score: Philadelphia 8, hits 15, errors 2. New York 2, hits 12, errors 5. Batteries—Brennan and Moran; Ru dolph and Myers, Wilson. Umpires—Kason and Johnstone. CARDINALS DRIVE PFEISTER FROM BOX IN THIRD ROUND CHICAGO, Oct. 10.— St. Louis de feated Chicago today, IE to T, in a ayed contest marked by free ■ hitting. Pfelster was knocked out of the box in the third, and Weaver, his aucci pounded for ten safe I drh • ■■ nd nine runs. s< ore; Chicago hits 14, errors 4. St. J hits 16, errors l. Weaver and Nei liam ;[< me and Bliss. L'rnj- ■ and UiKler. McCORMICK SELECTED TO MANAGE KAISER'S STABLE NEW TOKK, Oct. 10.—James 11. Me- Cormlck, the American tralm t of race horses who haa Just completed i suc cessful season abroad, la scheduled to become the I '\'" Qradltz stables, owned by the i .■ I man g ivei nmani and commonly known aa thi kaiser's ; tabli ». Nominations for McCormick's serv ices (or next season havi recently been ,1 by agents in ■ ' the flradlU stables. The state of his health, however, makes his acceptance doubtful, according to advices re celved by his friends here. It'll •« '•«*"» " •«•«"■• * t*rcaln In • niHI «utomobP«, through want advertlßln*. w It ird to be—«fl<J "till l*-to »ocur« • ben* ■ad cvrUun> LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 11. 1910. NAPOLEON L.X.JOIK—AGE 35 Counting this season, Larry has hit below .300 In only two season* of fifteen on the diamond. For eleven consecutive yean be batted between .328 and .422. In 1907 be missed the .800 class for the first ' time, and by a margin of one point In 1008 he batted .280. Larry's greatest season with the stick was In 1801, when he batted .422. lie wan at bat 488 times In 120 (sines anil made 220 Mile hits. Ills next best year was In 1004, when he hit .391, getting 311 liinglM In ISM times up. 10-ACT AMATEUR BOUTS APPROVED Legislation Committee Will Pre sent New Boxing Ordinance to the Council Today Ten-round amateur boxing contests with seven-ounce gloves are to be per- mitted in Los Angeles, according to the prize fight ordinance the legisla tion committee will recommend to the city council today. After having been in committee for more than a month, an agreement on the matter was reached by Councilmen Andrews and Betkouski, two members of the legislation committee, and the ordinance with changes will be pre sented to the council today. Aa first drafted, the ordinance pro vided for only four rounds tc» each contest, with eight-ounce gloves. But Betkouskl, who is a lover of the manly art of self-defense and can hand out a solar plexus or an uppercut of his own when occasion demands, would not agree to Buch short ones. As long as the bouts are strictly amateur, Betkouskl hold.; they should not be limited so closely. The ordinance prohibits professional boxing contests altogether and dis tinguishes between professional and amateur by limiting the reward for the successful contestant to a medal or trophy of no greater value than $35. Frank Garbutt of the Los Angeles Athletic club suggested that the or dinance require the medal be suitably engraved, so it could not be traded back to the dealer for money, but the committee did not approve this sug gestion. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FIGURES IN A NUTSHELL Cravath leada in batting. Altlzer leads In base running. Altizer lends in sacrifice hitting. Cravath leads In home runs. Hlokman leads In three baggers. Autrey leads in double plays. Altizer leads in runs scored. Cravath leads In hits madi . Chavath leads in long distance hit- Minneapolis loads In team hitting. Toledo leada in tesim Holding. Ht Paul leada in base running. Minneapolis leada in lacrlflce hitting. Louisvlllo leads in errorless eamei. Tin re were •eventy-flve extra inning gamei. There were 138 shutouts. There were three no hit games. Two hundred and twenty-six games were won by one run. Largest number of runs in one game, eightei n. Largeit number of hits in ono same, twenty-two. Largest numbor of errors in one game, eleven. Number of errorless games. 206. COAST LEAGUERS OFF ON HOMESTRETCH RUN Local Diamond Will Be Vacant Until Tomorrow, When Vil lagers Meet Senators HOW THEY STAND Club— Won. Lost. Pet. Portland 100 7S .880 Oakland 100 86 .JIM .San Francisco 08 98 818 Veraon 94 98 .404 Los Angeles 04 101 .483 Sacramento 70 103 .378 GAMES SLATED FOB TODAY Los Angeles and Portland, at Fort land. San Francisco and Oakland, at San Francisco. No game here. Vernon-SncrcimeJito to morrow. Three weeks from today and teams in the Pacific Coast league will be off on their last series of the 1910 pennant raco. Already all but two of the six nines have been eliminated from the strife, and now It Is up to Portland and Oakland. The outside chance held by tho Seals is hardly worthy of notice. Judging from the last week's results, the Oaks appear to have very slightly the betttor of the argument for this week. Los Angeles hung It all over San Francisco in their recent series, and as the Oaks draw the Seals and the Beavers the Angels, this throws the shade toward Wolverton's men. However, Portland can be depended on to take care of Berry's old men, so any littlo advantage the Oaks have can hardly win them the pennant. But doping baseball is even rougher than doping horses, so it's better to wait until Sunday before getting too brash with opinions. There will bo nothing doing here this afternoon, as Sacramento is mak ing the long jump from Portland and cannot reach here until too late to tackle Hogan's hirelings before to morrow. The Villagers have nothing left to fight for save keeping Loa An geles in next to the cellar position, and as Berry's squad is composed of nothing much in the line of first class diamond material, Hogan should have no trouble In cashing in for fourth money. WOMEN'S GOLF RECORD BROKEN BY CANADIAN Miss Dorothy Campbell Turns in Low Card in Homewood Qualifying Round FLOSSMOOR, 111., Oct. 10.—Miss Dor othy Campbell of Hamilton, Canada, holder of the woman's national golf championship, led the field of fifty qualifiers In the sixteenth annual tour nament for the woman's United States Golf association title today at the Homewood club, Flossmoor. Miss Campbell turned in a card of 85 for the IS holes, 5 under the best pre vious record, held by Mrs. Luther Ken nett of Evanston. Her card: Out « 6 5 4 6 5 4 1 4—44 In 6 5 6 5 4 4 B 4 4—4l—Ss Mrs. R. H. Barlow of Philadelphia was second to Miss Campbell in the qualifying round, getting an 89. First round of match play will bo started tomorrow. ATHLETICS LOSE FIRST OF PRACTICE SESSIONS Picked Team Hangs It on Regu lars in Ten-Inning Dia mond Battle PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 10.—Tho 1910 baseball champions of tho American league, now that their leagu. season is over, will spend the week in keeping on edge for the world'? series with the Chicago National league champions, Which begins in this city next Mon day. Today the regulars played their first exhibition game with a team com posed mostly of subs. Score: Picked team 5, hits 11, errors 1. Philadelphia Americans 4, hits 6, er rors C. Ten innings. Batteries —Morgan and Livingstone; Dygert and Lapp. Umpires, Stanton and Deneen. Beginning tomorrow hard practice will begin when the champions play an all-star aggregation picked from other American league clubs. This team will include Cobb, Detroit; Speaker, Boston, and Milan, Washing ton, outfielders; Lord, Chicago; Me- Bridge and Klberfeld, Washington, and Btahl, Boston, inflelders; Walsh ami White, Chicago, and Johnson, Wash ington, pitchers; Sullivan. Chicago, and Street and Alnsmith, Washington, catchers. HELEN GOULD TO BUILD COSTLY PRIVATE POOL TARIITTOWN, N- V., Oct. 10—Miss Helen Gould Is to have the finest pri vate swimming pool in the world at her country home, Lyndhurst. It will cost more than $60,000, and will bo ready for use In the spring. The building to house it will be 140 feot long and 60 feet wide. The pool will he 70 feet long by 35 feet wide. It will be lined with mosiac work, and the rooms will be of glass. Fine lrunglng rooms, shower baths and dressing rooms will be at the disposal of the bathers. STILL UNSULLIED "While he has been stamping around on It considerably, Mr. Ballinger's con scious rectitude shows no appreciable signs of wear.—St. Louis Post-Dispatch. JOAN LOWERS HER OWN MILE RECORD Capt. Shaw's Mare Takes Fea ture at Lexington and Ne gotiates Fast Heat fAssoclatert Prusl LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 10.—Joan, the property of Captain David Shaw of Cleveland, won the Transylvania stakes, the $5025 feature of the Grand circuit races here today in straight heats. In the first of which she broke the world's record for 4-year-old trot ting miles, going the mile in 2:05%, half a second better than her own rec ord made at Columbus. Grace, also owned by Captain Shaw, won the championship stallion stakes, worth $4402 to the winner. W. B. D. Stokes, breeder of her sire, Peter the Great, was awarded a $250 silver cup. The 2:09 trot wont to Soprano, Ed ward and Joseph Madden'l mare, Which won the hust thivo heats. Joan defeated the best field of the year, including Dudie Arehdale and Billie Burke. McDcvltt, in each heat, held her in third place until the turn into the stretch, and then sent her to the front, and In each instance she won with something to spare. The Abbe, prohibitive favorite in the Wilson stakes, took the event in straight heats, making nis twelfth straight victory for the season. Twinkling- Dan took the pacing divi sion of the Kentucky futurity, and Betsy G took the 2:19 trot, both car ried over from Saturday. The Johnston stake went to Baron Perm, who took the last throe heats. Driver Nottingham was lined $250 for not trying to win with Hailworthy in the first heat of the Transylvania. Results: Kentucky futurity. pacing, $2000 —Twlnk- Ilns Dan, won; I.uftwlch. weond; Baroness livelyn. third. Best tlmo. 2:10 1-4. 2:19 trot, JIOO0 —Botsy 0., won; Morning Light, second; May (Jraco. third. Btest tlmo, 2:14 1-4. Johnston stake. 2:24 trot, $2025 —Baroness Perm, won; Crelghton, second; Decoration, third. Best time, 2:094. Wilson strikes, 2:20 pace. 12026 —Tho Abbe, won; Hena Patch, second; Nellie Tem ple, third. Best time, 2:09\. 2:09 trot, $1000 —Soprano, won; Brace Qir dle. second; Startle, third. Best tlmo, 2:06%. ) Transylvania stakes, $5025 —Joan, won in three straight heats. Best time. 2:05%. Dudle Achdale, second; Willy, third. Champion stallion stakes, 3-year-old trot, fSt,o4—Grace, won In two straight heals. Time, 2:"Sl-4. Native Bell, second; Lulu Arlon. third. OGDEN FINISHES OGDEN, Utah, Oct. 10.—Favorites | ruled at the fair grounds today. Cabin won the feature race after a close finish with Ocean Shore and Treasure Seeker. Summary: First race, five furlongs, galling—Busy man, won; Burning Bush, second; MeaJa, third. Time, 1:03 3-5. Second race, six furlongs. selling—All Alone, won; Gelico, second; Jim Cafferata, third. Time. 1:16 3-5. Third race, five furlongs, selling—Pearl Bass, won; Amargosa, second; Sir Bona, third. Time. 1:03 3-5. Fourth race, mllo and a sixteenth, soil ing Cabin, won; Ocean Shore, second; Treasure fieeker, third. Time. 1:50. Fifth race, six furlongs, selling—Emma 0.. won; Oenova. second; Galene Gale, third. Time, 1:16 2-5. Sixth race, five furlongs, purse—Lady Elizabeth, won; Tuberose, second; Ralelg'h p. D., third. Time. 1:12 3-5. OGDEN ENTRIES First race. five furlongs, selling—Roy Shumway, Burning Kush. Busy Man. I-ady Adelaide Jim c'afferata. Cruzinda. Herivos. 109. Second race, five furlongs, selling—War fare, Camera, 104; Inauguration. Susie Gregg, Salomy Jane, Royal River, 109. Third race, five furlongs, selling—Zlek Ahrnms. Billy Mavham. He Knows. All Alone, Aaulllne. 105. Fourth race, six furlongs, purse—Hannah remise. Ill; I.arly Elizabeth. 101; Balronla, On Parole. 106; Metropolitan. 109. Fifth race. nvn furlongs —Moimbark. Captain Burnett, John J. Rogers, 111; Louie 8.. 87; Jellco, 96; Nutting, 106. Sixth race, mile, selling—Spring Ban. Hammcraway. 103: Oberon. Nebraska Las*. Knight of Ivanhoe. 104; Hannibal Bey, OH- LOUISVILLE RESULTS LOUISVILLE, Oct. 10.—The feature of today's sport was a handicap at six furlnnss. It was won by Trance very handily from Jack Parker. T. M. Green was third. Nimbus failed to run up to expectations. Summary: In the last race Koyal Report low ered the track record for I' 4 miles. The -on of Requital, carrying 105 pounds, negotiated the distance in 2:05, which is one and one-filth seconds lower than Belleview made carrying 106 pounds. Uelleview was a 61year old at the time he made the record, while Royal Report is a 3-year-old colt. Summary: First race, five and a half furionus —Ex- emplary, won; Blgnsrd, second; Ilompie, third. Timfi. 1:08 3-5. Second race, six furlongs—Dainty Dame, won; Dominus Arvi, second; Roily Bode meyer, third. Time. 1:14 3-5. Third race, mile —Ellzabethlan, won; Btarport, tecond; Col. Ashmoado, third. Time, 1:40 4-5. Fourth race, handicap, six furlongs— Trance, won; Jack Parker, second; T. M. Green, third. Time, 1:12 4-5. Fifth race, six furlongs—Jack Denman. won; County Tux, second; Gold Oak, third. Time, 1:14 3-5. Sixth race, mile and a quarter—Royal Report, won; Maralo Algol, second; Azo, third. Time. 2:06. ILLINOIS ATHLETIC CLUB PLANS HANDICAP MEET CHICAGO, Oct. 10.—Entry blanks were sent out yesterday to 31 athletic clubs of>the west for the annual hanli cap track and field meet of the Illinois Athletic club, to be reld at the I. A. C. gymnasium October 27, and it Is ex pected by tho promoters that the ln dlviilual series will easily exceed 100. The entry list will close October 22. The meet is something of an Innova tion in athletics, tho events being con fined to short dashes, jumps and field events. THEY COMB TO ST. LOUIS Boston has made the smallest per centage of increase ni population In the last decade of any ten years slnco 17»0. boems kU-uuko that so ma:l} y people could be thus lndiffeent to tne supreme virtues of the Hub.—Omaha lice. MARTIN SHERIDAN SETS NEW MARK WITH DISCUS NKW YORK, Oct. 10.-^A new world's record for the discus throw was made by Martin Sheridan yesterday at the full pimn of the Iriith-Ainertcun Ath- Ictle club. Martin threw the discus 142 feet, two Inches, against his old mark of ISO feet, ten and a half Inches. A still longer throw, 140 feet, eight Inches, was disqualified by the fact that Sheridan stepped two Inches out of the ring. BATTLING NELSON REVEALS OLD FORM Disposes of Dale in Three Rounds of Scheduled Ten-Round Bout KANSAS CITT, Oct. 10.—In his first fight since Ad Woleast stripped him of his championship laurels last Feb ruary, Battling Nelson tonight won from Monte Dale of Denver after three rounds of lighting. At the beginning of the fourth round Dale's seconds throw up the sponge. Dnle broke his left arm In the second round of the fight and It was for thin reason, his seconds say, they stopped the light. Nelson was clearly the mas ter of his opponent, however. Before the first round had gone a minute it was obvious the Battler hnd grounds for his claim that he could come back. He rushed into Dale after feeling him out for a second or two. Many ■pectaton thought he could have won by a knockout in this round hud lie wished. There was not a moment throughout the fight when Nelson ap peared tired. He was light on his feet and hit from all angles with great force. After the battle Nelson announced that he had agreed to (ight "One Round Hogan" of San Francisco ten rounds in that city October 25. Dule weighed in at 133, but Nelson did not step on the scales. It Is said that he weighed 13S. The former champ was tanned and appeared more rugged than he -had at any time in the last three years. KIGHT BY ROUNDS Round I—Dale1 —Dale landed loft to wind and right to heart. Nelson missed a left. Nelson drove a hard left to Dale's left eye, opening It, blood flowing free ly. Nelson backed Dale around the ring and the Denver man sent a left to the wind. With right to jaw Nelson staggared Dale. They clinched, Nelson landing fast rights and lefta. Dale went down for a count of four with a left to the stomach. Dale clinohed and Nelson landed rights and lefta at will. Ass the gong sounded Dale pushed a light left to Nelson's jaw. Round 2 —Nelson rushed Dale to a clinch and In the break missed a right. Dale put a left to the eye and got a left to the stomach In return. Nelson drove right and left to the jaw. Nel son sent In a right to the mouth and Dale ran away. Nelson played for the stomach, tiring Dale. The bell saved Dale. Round 3—Dale used only his right hand when he came up, his left arm having been broken in the previous round. He landed several rights to the Jaw, but they were light. Nelson drove a left to the wind and a moment later staggered Dale with a right to the chin. Dale backed away, Nelson landing lefts and rights. After back- Ing to the ropes, Dale turned on Nel son and sent two rights to the head. One stinging wallop landed on the Bat tler's left ear. From that time until the end of the round Nelson rushed his opponent about the ring at will, land- Ing several blows on the body. Dale arm hung limply by his side when he walked to his corner and evidently he was in great distress. 1010 BANNER YEAR FOR BIG LEAGUERS CHICAGO, Oct. 10.— Reviewing the 1910 season, B. B. Johnson, president of the American league, said today: "In every respect the 1910 season has been the banner year of the Ameri can leagurt, financially and in the standard of play. Striking feature were the close feature of the race until the now champions forged ahead to a more commanding lead in September. "While the final figures on attendance have not yet been compiled, the clubs of the league played to bigger crowds this season than in any previous race. "The short schedule, for which the league has always stood, proved an other big success, but steps will be taken at the winter meeting of the league to arrange a playing schedule that will ring down the curtain on or about October 1. "By carrying the games into the mid dle of October, the players and club management injure the popu arlty of baseball, and it always has been the aim of the American league to father the short season." LONG BEACH BALL TEAM PLANS PLENTY OF ACTION LONG BEACH. Oct. 10.—The Long Beach baseball team which defeated Oxnarl in one game, 3 to 2, and lost another to the same opponents by a score of 7 to 1, will try conclusions with the Oxnard nine in that city next Sunday. The Saturday and Sunday following the local team will play two games at Riverside. It is reported that the pennant won by Long Beach in the Southern State League series will be presented to the chamber of commerce in this city. SIXTEEN PLAYERS ISSUE DEFI TO BALL COMMISSION CHICAGO. Oct. 10.—Sixteen National and American league ball players, rep resenting 42 by proxies,, agreed at a meeting here last night, It is said, to defy the national commission ana to play a post season series of ten games under the management of Daniel A. Fletcher. Tho games, according to the report, will be played In Kansas City Im mediately following the closo of the world's seriea BOWLERS TO HOLD ONE-DAY TOURNEY All Details Arranged for Meeting of Alley Fans at Venice October 23 Southern California bowlers are promised plenty of action at Venice October 23, when a big meeting of the alley sharks is schedulod to take place. Bob Lacoy of the Venice alleys has been In charge of details, and accord- Ing to the advance dope hn has acquit ted himself nobly. Nothing from a one-day tournament to a feed at the Ship has been neglected, and the pin buatera are In for a good tlmo any way they look lit It. There will bo no rake off for the house from money produced by teams and individuals in the tournament. All coin tak.-n in at the gate will go Into the general kitty, and after the scores have been figured out will be dealt to the winners. All entries and fees must be In by October 20. The rules of play and official an nouncement fire as follows: You arc invited to attend a one day bowling tournament to be held on the Venice bowling alleys, Oc tober 23, under the auspices of tho Southern California Bowling as sociation. Tho tournament will consist of five-mnn teama, doubles and sin gles. The entrance fee will be Jl a man for each event. All money received for entrance fees will be divided into prizes, BO por cent first, 30 per cent second and 20 per cent third, for each event. We have arranged for a special dinner at the Ship cafe to be served at 6 p. m.; price 75 cents a plate. A coupon will be attached to the entrance blank, and If you want this dinner sent 75 cents a man with the entrance money, as w» must know tho number to be served. There will be prizes for the high average man, also several other prizes donated by the merchants. All class B men bowling In the Interurban, Commercial or Electric leagues will bo allowed ten pins to tho game handicap. Six nlieys will be used for this game, each team bowling first game on alleys 1 and 2, second game on alloys 3 and 4 and third game on alleys fi and 6. All entries and entrance fees must be in by Thursday, October 20. Ad dress all mall to H. Roberts Lacey, Venice Bowling alleys, Venice, Cal. R! I.FS OF TOUBVEY 1. All entrance money must be In by Thursday. October 20. 2. Teams now bowling in the In terurban league must bowl there regular team in order to get the ten pins handicap. 3. Men bowling In the Electric or Commercial leaprues may make up their teams from these leagues. They will be allowed tho handicap. 4. All men bowling in the Inter urban, Commercial or Electric leagues will get the handicap in tho doubles and singles. 6 Drawing for alleys and time of piny will be held at 10:30 on the morning of the tournament, and play wlil commence at 11 o'clock. 6. Three games will be played In each event, total pins to count. 7 All class A teams must bowl their regular teams. Team captains may enter seven regular men on the basis of $5 a team for five-man teams. Committee on schedule will consist of officers of league, alley managers and Fred McCarver. FEW LARGE WAGERS ON ATHLETIC-CUB SERIES Plungers Waiting for Final Shift of Odds-Many Freak Bets Made CHICAGO. Oct. 10.—Betting on the world's aeries In Chicago is slow, at least as far as large sized WRgers aro concerned, the big plungers either wait ing for the odds to shift to even money or holding: off until a day or two be fore fhe title scrap starts in order to get a better line on the rival teams. That the odds are too long for the plungers with a big roll to back the cubs was the prevailing opinion among local sporting men last evening, the injury to Evers and the uncertainty regarding Zimmerman's ability to nil the cap caused by the Trojan's retire ment throwing a temporary scare Into the moneyed admirers of Chance ana h'one acub™backer with from WOOO to 15000 to bet. at even money on the Na tional league champions was yesterday forced either to give odds of 10 to 8 or pocket his roll, and he chose the lat- e There seems to bo a rage for "freak bets" around the city. Following are some of the "brainstorm" wagers re- C°Eve'n money that the Cubs outhlt the Athletics. Even money that the Cubs steal more bases than the Athletics. One to two that Zimmerman outhita One to two that the Athletics win the first two games. Even money that Brown opens lor the Cubs. One to two that Pflester wins his game if he works. Even money that the Cubs get more home runs than the Athletics. Even money that the cubs total more extra bases than the Athletics. Small bets, ranging as high as $25, are a logion, the odds given on the Cubs being from 5 to 4 to 10 to 7. In the downtown sporting resorts the pre vailing odds are 5 to 4, while at Mont Tonnes', Al Tearney's, Welsh & Law lor's and the Sennet the backers of the Athletics demand 10 to 7. A few bets have been taken at Jim O'Lear'a at 10 to 7 and 5 to 4. OWEN MORAN AND FRAYNE TO MEET AT NEW ORLEANS NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 10.—Owen Moran, tho Enfiltsh lightweight, and Johnny Frayno of San Francisco have beon matc.ied to fight ten roumlH before the New Orleans Athletic club next Saturday.