NEWS of the DAY IN
Three Games Over Week-end
Expected to Draw Huge At
tendance to Park.
WEAVER BEATS MILLERS
The biggest week end of many sea
sons was before Washington Park
fans today as the Millers and Indiana
prepared to clash In the third game
of the ‘big’ series. A 6ingle game to
day and then a double-header tomor
row comprises the week-end card and
the ball players and rooters are
worked up to a high pitch of excite
Millers, Indians and Saints are
still mixed up in a wild scramble for
the flag position in the A. A. race and
the Tribesmen had a chance to take
the lead if they downed the Cantillon-
Ites this afternoon. And If they
grabbed that one today, look out for
tomorrow! Haul out the circus seats,
the old Tribe lot surely will be filled
Following the game today and the
twin bill Sunday the Indians will
leave on a road trip and the rooters
mean to turn out in force in order to
help the Hendricksmen gain that top
position before they depart.
The 2 to 1 victory scored by the
Indians over the Millers yesterday put
the “old vinegar” back In the enthu
siasm of the team's supporters and
also restored confidence In the r&nkß
of the Indians. Downing the slugging
Millers in a close match Is a rare
achievement and It vas Harry
Weaver who put It across. Walter
Rehg also played a large part in the
victory when he made a remarkable
slide home in the fourth Inning and
scored what proved to be the winning
The turning point came In the
fourth inning, the score standing one
and one. Rehg was on third with one
Hoosier down. Schreiber pushed a
hot skipping grounder to Jourdan
down the first base line and Jourdan
speared it, touched first and shot the
ball home to head off Rehg. Mayer
received the throw in time to com
pllfe the second end of the double
plaV started by Jourdan, but he did
not%et down low enough and Rehg
6quirunted under him.
The Millers started a rally in the
seventh that looked flourishing until
Cravath, pinch hitting for Pitcher Mc-
Graw, stepped to the plate and waved
his bat at three of Weavers curves
while three mates danced on the base
lines and were left stranded.
The Millers put over their lone
marker In the third when Jourdan
rapped the ball for an inside-the-park
homer. It was a terrific smash to
deep left center and Jourdan com
pleted the circuit and scored stand
ing up. The Indians first run also
came in the third. when Weaver
doubled, advanced on Baird's sacrifice
and scored on Sicklng's single.
Magee batted for Browne in the
seventh and got an infield hit. Ron
deau and Jennings had just hit safely
and the bases were filled when Magee
beat one out down the third-base line.
This brought Cravath from the dug
out and the Hoosier fans shook in
fear. But Gavvy must have had
ruSty lamps, for he didn't even foul
Walter Rehg was chased by Um
pire Connelly in the eighth. He hit
a roller in front cf the plate and was
struck by the thrown ball when Haid
pegged to first. Connolly accused
Waite- of running inside the base line
and ruled him out for interference.
This led to an argument’and Itehg
In the second inning Russell, first
up, walked and stole second. Mayer
fanned and Rondeau did likewise
Jennings grounded toward left and
the ball struck Russell, thereby caus
lng him to be retired automatically.
Claude Jonnard. with his down In
Dixie flippers, was slated to hurl
against the Millers this afternoon.
Hill and Selb are the probable
fEribe box selections for the twin bill
Bleacher seats obtained from Indi
ana University will be erected In the
field Sundavrto take care of the over
i Row crowd, jf The temporary bleachers
seat ufjout 3,000, it is said.
Weaver Beats Millers
AB. R. H. O. A. E.
Baird. 3b 2 0 0 0 5 0
Sicking. 2b. ... 4 0 3 1 3 0
Covington, lb. 3 0 1 13 0 0
E. Brown, cs-ls 4 0 0 3 0 0
Rebg, If. 4 1 2 2 0 0
Selb. cf 0 0 0 0 0 0
Krueger, c. ... 4 0 1 4 1 0
Schreiber. ss. . 4 0 1 2 4 0
Purcell, rs. ... 4 0 0 1 0 0
Weaver, p. ... 3 1 2 0 2 0
Totals 32 2 10 *26 15 0
•Russell out, hit by batted ball.
AB. R. H. O. A. E.
Jourdan. lb. ..4 1 1 9 0 0
Fisher, 2b. ... 4 0 0 3 2 0
Wade, cf. 4 0 2 5 0 0
Russell, rs. ...3 0 0 1 0 0
Mayer, c. .... 4 0 0 2 1 0
Rondeau, If. .. 3 0 1 3 1 0
Jennings, 6S. . 4 0 2 0 3 0
K. Browne. 3b 2 0 1 0 1 1
Magees, 3b 10 112 0
McGraw. p. .. 2 0 0 0 2 0
••Cravath 1 0 0 0 0 0
Waid, p 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 32 1 8 24 13 1
••Eatted for McGraw in seventh.
Minneapolis 001 000 000 —1-
Indianapolis 001 100 00*—2
Two-Base Hits Weaver, Rehg.
Home Run —Jourdan. Stolen Base—
Russell. Sacrifice Baird. Double
Plays—R. Browne to Fisher to Jourd
an; Sicking to Schreiber to Coving
ton. Left on Bases —Indianapolis, 9;
6. Bases on Balls —Off
kcGraw, 1; oft Weaver. 2. Struck
‘ —By Weaver, 4; by McGraw, 1.
Hits—Oft McGraw, 6 in 6 innings: off
—By Hald (Baird). Umpires—Daly
and Connolly. Time—l:32.
w. l. ret.
Minneapolis 33 23 .623
Indianapolis 40 23 .013
St. Paul 38 24 .613
Milwaukee 38 32 .529
Louisville 30 36 .455
Columbus 29 36 .446
Kansas City 27 41 .397
Toledo 21 42 .333
W. L. Fct.
St. Loulk 33 27 .585
New York 37 29 .561
Detroit 35 29 .547
Chicago 32 32 .500
Washington 31 33 .484
Cleveland 30 34 .469
Boston 26 35 .426
Philadelphia 23 32' .411
W. L. Pet.
New York 38 22 .633
St. Louis 33 27 .550
Brooklyn 33 30 .524
Pittsburgh 29 28 .509
Ch;cago 29 30 492
Cincinnati 30 32 .484
Boston 24 83 .421
Philadelphia 21 35 .375
Minneapolis at Indianapolis.
Milwaukee at Toledo.
Kansas City at Columbus.
St. Paul at Louisville.
St. Louis at Detroit.
Cleveland at Chicago.
Philaedlphia at Washington.
New York at Boston (two games).
Boston at Philadelphia (two games).
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh.
Chicago at St. Louis.
Brooklyn at New York.
St. Paul 020 001 000—3 8 3
Louisville ...... 200 000 000—2 7 1
Batteries —Benton and Gonzales;
Cullop and Meyer.
Kansas City .... 000 320 100—6 15 3
Columbus 000 202 000—4 4 4
Batteries—Caldwell and Skiff, Mc-
Carty; Palmero, Sanders, Snyder and
Milwaukee 002 030 101—7 14 2
Toledo 200 000 100—3 9 3
Batteries—Pott and Myatt; Ayres,
G.ard and Kocher.
St. Louis 202 100 001—8 13 5
Detroit 310 022 020—10 17 0
Batteries—Bayne, Kolp and Collins;
Oldham and Bassler.
Philadelphia 000 000 000—0 5 2
Washington ....000 000 03* —3 6 0
Batteries—Heimach and Perkins;
Johnson and Picnich.
Cleveland 100 100 201 o—s 10 0
Chicago 010 100 300 I—61 —6 9 0
Batteries—Mails. Lindsey, Keefe.
Edwards and O'Neill. Nunamaker.
Schupp, Robertson and Schalk.
New York 002 200 000—4 10 1
Boston 000 003 11—5 9 2
Batteries —Mays, Bush and Hofman;
Pennock and Ruel.
Brooklyn 000 000 010—1 8 0
New York 020 010 24* —3 12 3
Batteries —Vatfce. Decatur and De
berry; Douglas and Smith.
Boston 000 002 115 0— 9 14 2
Ph.ladelphia . 030 230 100 I—lo 13 2
Batteries —Oeschger, Watson, Lan
sing. Marquard and Gowdjr, Gibson;
Hubbell, Weinert and Henline.
Cincinnati 001 200 021—6 13 4
Pittsburgh 000 100 010 —2 8 5
Batteries —Rlxey and Wlnjfo; Mor
r.son, Hamilton and Gooch.
Chicago 200 001 002—5 13 1
St. Louis 001 001 009 —2 9 2
Batteries Cheeves and Wirta;
Doak, Barfoot, North and Alnsmtth.
WAGNER GETS MAJOR TRIAL.
Earl Wagner, who pitched and
played the outfield for Purdue “U”
\ this last season, left Indianapolis Fri
' day to join the St. Louis American
League club for a try-out. Wagner
is a southpaw pitcher and attracted
the attention of scout? by his natural
i ability. While not pitching he piayed
j the outfield because of h.s hitting
prowess. He was also a football
j player, being a star in the back field.
| His home is in Indianapolis. He was
j formerly a Technical High School all
Billy llvans Says
Good Southpaw Pitchers Becoming Scarce Article
Wbat is becoming of the southpaw pitchers?
.i V le , oth ? r day, while discussing pitching In the majors with a couple of
ike National League umpires, I remarked:
"" bat. good looking left-handed pitchers broke into your league this year ?*’
.None, replied one of the arbitrators.
••Bill Bailey Is the best looking left-hander that has broken into the league
in a couple of years, ’ replied the other.
That struck me as rather interesting, since Bill Bailey had his chance la
the American League for three or four seasons, then dropped back into t' e
For about ten years he was shunted around In the bushes, only to come
hack last season with the St. Louis Cardinals for his second big chance in the
Here was a fellow who had been pitching for fifteen years, .•oming back for
his second chance, and being classed as about the best looking southpaw that
hag debuted in the National League for a couple of years.
Conditions in the American League hare been very much similar, although
perhaps not quite as bad as expressed by my brother umpires of the National.
••• • • .
Heimach and Pruett Are Most Promising
Southpaws of the Xehf-Cooper style or the Waddel-Plank standard are
certainly few and far between. All of which brings us back again to the remark:
"U hat about the southpaws? Are they becoming exinct?"
Last fall the St. Louis Browns of the American League gave eleven players
for Dave Danforth. This further tends to show the scarcltv of southpaws, be
cause Danforth previously had two trials in the American League.
Os all the southpaw recruits t ied out in the spring by the eight American
League clubs, only two have shown up to advantage. I have reference to Fred
Heimach of the Athletics and Herb Pruett of the St Louis Browns.
Helmacb has turned in several mighty good games for the Athletics. He
has a thirteen-inning victory to hla credit over “Bed" Faber and a 4-to-3 win
over the veteran Bob Shawkey. He hag promise.
This fellow Pruett of the Browns threatens to be a much talked about
young man before Uke season Is over. Possibly the chances of the Browns to
win the American League pennant may to a certain extent depend on this col
Flashy Lightweights to Battle
in Semi-Windup on Ryan-
Louie La veil of Anderson and Sid
ney Glick of this city, lightweights,
today were matched to battle over the
eight-round route July 3 in the semi
windup to the Tommy Ryan-Eddie
O’Dowd bantam match at Washing
ton park. Lavelle and Glick fought
a sensational bout at Ft. Benjamin
Harrison some time ago and fans
have been clamoring since for local
promoters to re match the boys.
Matchmakers Dillon and Gorman of
the Progress A. C. finally got the boys
together on terms and the match‘was
There will be two six-round pre
liminaries on the card and the first
prelim was closed today. Charlie
Winters and Joe Dillon, local 124-
pound boys, will engage in it. Wint
ers always outs up a good scrap and
Dillon Is r. -ted for his punching
ability. Maxie Epstein will be matched
with a good lad at his weight for the
second prelim of the July 3 card. "
Tommy Ryan, who meets O'Dowd
in the main go. is busy here training
for the big bout and O’Dowd is doing
the same thing at his home in Co
lumbus. Ohio. These banties are
among the class of the country and
they are sure to give the fans a great
. in City Net Meet;
Bastion and Burdick Doped to
Clash for Title in Match
Semi-finals today and finals tomor
row bring to a close the city tennis
tourney being held on the Hawthorn
courts. The greatest interest centers
in the men’s singles in which Fritz
Bastian was to meet JohmJJaugherty
and Ralph Burdick was to take on
Jack McKay this afternoon. The fa
vorites have come through the meet
about a3 expecte 1 and if Bastian and
Burdick win today and meet Sunday
in the finals the dopesters will be lot
ting true to form.
One match in the women's singles
and four in the mixed doubles com
pleted the program of the day.
The feature of Friday's play was the
doubles match between Burdick Bas
tian and Starbifr.'k-Ehlers. It resulted
in a victory for the first pair, but only
after a struggle. The score was 36,
6-2, 6-3, 11-9. Bast an and Burd ck,
who are considered one of the best
teams in the Middle West, got away
to a bad start, but came back strong
to take the next two sets. Then Star
buck and Ehlers braced and fought on
even terms, but finally went down be
fore the finished play of the winners.
Bastian and Burd.ck are big favorites
to win the doubles Sunday. They will
meet McKay and Appel, who Friday
defeated the B. Bastian-Kohn pair.
Mrs. Adams gave some women a
good chance to win the city t.tle by
leaving Friday for the Illinois State
tourney. She was a favoritte to cop
the singles title as she stood out above
the other players.
In the mixed doubles Friday Ha
worth and Haworth. Adler and Fisher.
Pugh and Pugh and Dixon and Stev
enson were winners. Adams and
Adams defaulted because Mrs. Adams
left for the Illinois meet.
BIG LEAGUE STUFF
The trick fences at the Phillies'
baseball park produced all manner
and sizes of home runs Friday during
the Phills-Braves free-for-all, six in ail
being made. The Phil3 just won, 10
to 9, In ten Innings.
The staggering Yanks tossed
away another one In the late in
nings. Mays flopped under the
strain of maintaining a four
run lead and the Red Sox won, 5
The Tigers advanced to within less
than a game of second place by
knocking the Browns for another set
of rubber stamped visiting cards, 10
Showing a variety of net drop
kicks, the Pirates booted away a six
*o two game to the Reds.
Walter Johnson shut the Ath
letics absolutely out after a
dazzling duel with Heimach, 3
i Harry Hooper, the ancient mariner
jof the national pastime, socked a
: homer in deep center in the tenth
1 and then and there gave the White
INDIANA DAILY TIMES
Lead Rival Girl Nines in Sunday Tilt
-i- -i- -i- -,*■ -i* -i- -i- -i- -i- -f* -i- -i*
Garfield Park to Be Scene of Novel Baseball Scrap
• * P”
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One more realm wherein the mascu
line gender has thought itself supreme
will bo invaded Sunday when the In
dianapolis Glove Company girls' base
ball team meets tho Garfield Park
Recreation Department girls' team at
Garfield Park diamond No. 1 at 3:30
The rival captains, pictures of
whom are shown here, are both bat
tery women. Tho recreation depart
ment leader, Emma Bohnenkamp, is
a pitcher, and is a wizard on the
Sox a 6 to 5 victory over the Cleve
The Giants won easily from the
Dodgers. 9 to 1. getting familiar with
Dazzy Vance from tho early innings
vnd continuing later against Decatur.
Rogers Hornsby, who needs
base hits about as badly as Duke
needs tobacco, had a perfect day
at bat with four singles, but he
couldn’t make the Cards win.
The £u!>s hit Rill Doak and Bar
font hard and just coacted in,
5 to 2. behind the effective pitch
ing of Cheeves.
Today’s C ard and Friday’s
Results in City Net Meet
MEN S SINGLES.
Fritz TL -stian vs. John Daugherty.
Ralph Burdick vs. Jack McKay.
—3 O'clock —
A. Haworth vs. E. Bohnenkamp.
Dixon Stevenson vs. Seldensticker-
Cooper. Sllngton-Wolfred vs. Rabb-
Pugh-Pugh vs. Fisher-Adler. Win
ners of 3 o'clock matches.
Haworth and Haworth defeated
Boson and Ruddel, 6-4, 6 3.
Adler and Fisher defeated Haworth
and Haworth, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Pugh and Pugh defeated Hurt and
Hurt, 6 1, 6-3.
Dixon and Stevenson defeated
Adams and Adams, default.
Bastlan and Burdick t efeated Star
buck and Khlers 36, 6-2, 6-3, 11-9.
McKay and Appel defeated Bastian
and Kohn. 6-0. 6-1. 6-3.
Mrs. Mallory Defeated
ROEHAMPTON. England. June 24.
—ln the finals of the Roehampton ten
nis singles today, Mrs. Molla B. Mal
lory, the American champion, again
went down to defeat before Mrs.
Beamish of England, 1-6, 8-6, 6 3. The
winner also defeated Mrs. Mallory
some weeks ago upon her first ap
pearance In tourftament play In Eng
land this season.
Picked Off the Wires
CHICAGO —Burdette Ford, Chicago
University, Friday won the indiivdual
golf title of the Big Ten by defeating
Rial Rolfe, Illinois “U," at the eigh
teenth hole in the second round of
their thirty-six hole match.
VERSAILLES —Charles Van Gleck
and C. H. Young, amateurs, aro the
only Americans entered in the French
open golf title tourney which starts
WILMINGTON, DEL. Stanley
Pearson, Germantown Cricket Club,
defeated Phil Neer, Leland Stanford
University, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2, In the final
round of the Delaware State tennis
HAMMOND, IND. —Sam Oreasc
baum, pitcher on the American Legion
baseball team here, was killed Friday
in an automobile accident In Soutb
THE SPORT WORLD
EMMA BOHNENKAMP AND CLOE MeHARRY.
mound, while the opposing captain,
Cloe MeHarry. works behind tho bat
and wears a mask, protector and big
glove. “Atta girl! Put 'em over!”
It is to be no scrub affair. Both
teams have uniform* and have been
practicing faithfully for the big event.
Everybody on tho south side knows
about the game and a large crowd is
expected to be on hand to cheer the
girl diamond stars on to greater ef
It is to be a full nine inning affair.
It is serious business, indeed, and two
The Stato Independents will be out
to continue their winning streak to
morrow, when they clash with the
Y. M. S. at 3:30 on Brookside diamond
No. 1. The States have some open
dates In July, and out of-town man
agers wanting a good box-office at
traction should communicate with
Pete Schwinn. 1521 East Michigan
street, Indianapolis, or call Webster
The Indianapolis Maroons will cross
bats with the Indianapolis Marmon
34s at Riverside diamond No. 1 Sun
day at 3 p. tn. Manager Queisser re
quests all Maroon players to report at
the diamond at 3 p. m. for a picture.
The Maywood Grays will dedicate
their new park with the Veterans
of Foreign Wars as the opposition.
The Beech Grove Reds and the
Hercules will clash Suncfay at Beech
Grove. The Reds won the first game
between the two clube, 4 to 3.
All players of tho Midways are re
quested to call the manager before
11 a. m. Sunday. The team leaves
on the 1 o'clock lnterurban for Cler
mont. The Midway* play at Five
Points. July 2. For games call
Webster 2478. or address T. M. Cur
ran. 921 Parker avenue.
The Indianapolis Stars will play
OUR OWN CITY STORES
213 Mass. Ave.
111 S. Illinois St
44 W. Ohio St
20 W. North St
Dealers’ prices direct to consumers
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THE PARKER TIRE & RUBBER CO.
traffic officers from the local police
force have been engaged to umpire.
Owen and Curran, who know how to
direct traffic, w.ll find their hands full,
no doubt, in their endeavor to steer
the girls’ contest through the turbu
lence of fierce competition.
It will be someth.ng a bit new for
the girls to play before a throng of
spectators and everybody is wonder
lng just how the feminine players will
stand the lusty shouting of that pe
culiar being known as the baseball
i the Monarchs tomorrow at Douglas
j park. A1 players are requested to be
at the diamond at 1 o’clock.
The Dunham All-Star* will play
the West Parka at the Speedway
| Sunday. For games address Everett
! Hazelwood, 3S2S Garden avenue, or
; call Belmont 3795.
The Arsenal Cul> will ptay at
Riverside, diamond No. 10 Sunday at
3:30. All players are to meet at
Eddie Hayes’ house at 2 o'clock, or
be at the park at 2:30.
Leading Major Hitters
G. AB. R. II Pot.
Hornsby, St. L0ui3.60 228 51 93 .408
Bigbee. Pitts 57 237 42 58 .363
Grimes, Chicago ..60 215 43 76 .354
Kelly. New Y0rk.. 60 229 31 80 .349
Johnston. Br’klyn..63 257 55 89 .347
Sisler, St. Louis 65 27 60 115 .431
Speaker. Cleveland.s3 195 83 75 .385
Heilman, Detroit ..60 228 49 87 .382
Cobb, Detroit 51 193 37 71 .368
Blue, Detroit 58 221 53 81 .367
Includes players at bat 150 times or
Southern Golf Finals
ATLANTA, Ga., June 24.—Frank
Godchaux of New Orleans and Bobby
Jones of Atlanta were to meet today
In the finals of the Southern amateur
| LIVE NEWSi
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KILBANE SIGNS FOR BOUT.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 24.
Johnny Kilbane, featherweight cham
pion of the world, has been signed to
a contract to defend his title at Lo
rain, Ohio, on Labor Day, M. J. Hin
kle, Cleveland fight promoter, an
nounced. His opponent will be the
most likely man among the feather
weight contenders. Pepper Martin,
Johnny Dundee. Danny Frush, Andy
Chaney or Young Wagner being
Kilbane is to receive $50,000 for the
TAYLOR IN DRAW.
AURORA. 111., June 24. —Pal Moore
of Memphis and Bud Taylor of Terre
Haute, bantams, fought a ten-round
draw before a packed house here last
night. In the other bouts Bud Chris
tiana outpointed Jack McCurn, eight
rounds; Tim Hurst and Marty Hen
derson. draw, eight rounds; Eddie
Shea stopped Eddie O’Neili, four
rounds; Vick Hurst outpointed Jimmy
Nikol, six rounds; Kid "Murphy out
pointed Lew Denny, four rounds.
DILLON TO MANAGE LESLIE.
Jack Dillon, local boxer and ex
light heavyweight champion of the
world, la to manage Jack Leslie, col
ored heaywelght of this city.
National Meet for
Youngsters Getting Ready for
Tourney Here—Lott Wants
Revenge on Sagalowsky.
Innumerable youngsters are putting
the Babe Ruth smash on helpless ter
nis balls in preparation for the first
national clay court junior tennis
court Junior tennis championships
which will begin next Saturday morn
ing. July 1, on the courts of the Wood
stock Club under the direction of the
Associated Tennis Clubs of Indianopo
lis. The youngsters event, which is
open to players of the country who
■were not 18 years old last March, will
precede the big national day court
championship event which will be
piayed on the same courts starting
The total number of entries un
doubtedly will reach the 100 mark. En
tries in both the Junior and the na
tional championship events are be.ng
received by Ralph Burdick.
Among the Indianapolis youngsters
who are to enter are Julius Sagalow
sky and Guy Dixon, the Shortridge
William T. Tilden. the national
champion, who will play in the senior
championship event, will bring Sandy
Weiner and Donald Strong, two East
ern Juniors, with him. George Lott,
the best Junior tennis player in Chi
cago. has sent in his entry and says
that other younger Chicago players
will be on hand for tho big event. The
Windy City youngster is out to "get”
Dixon and Sagalowsky. the Indianapo
lis pair, this year. He was defeated
last year in the national boys' tourna
ment by Sagalowsky in the semi-final
round in a hard three-set match, and
this year has been making unusual
preparations to take "over” the young
national champion here.
BASEBALL Indianapolis vs.
WASHINGTON PARK MINNEAPOLIS
Double Header Tomorrow, June 25
First Game Called 2P. M. Sunday Tickets on Sale Claypool Drug Store
All Monon Trains
Commencing Sunday, June 25th
A TEMPORARY platform
has been installed pending
the erection of a permanent
Until the new station is com
pleted passengers desiring to
board trains at BOULEVARD
STATION may buy tickets at
City Ticket Office, 114 Monu
ment Place, or pay fare on
trains for which no excess
will be charged.
Commencing same date all
trains (except local trains 17
and 18) will discontinue stop
ping at Massachusetts Ave.
U"UL. uif• H. ... mIII • II ))■ Mi Pll 111 HI SI mill | l|l mini ■!! I j. IJIPW
IN RICH STAKE
Morvich, Whiskaway and Pil
lory Center of Interest in
BLOCK’S COLT FAVORITE
LATONIA. Ky., June 24.—A new
king of the American turf was to
be crowned at the historic track here
Six of the greatest thoroughbreds
in the country were to go to the
post in the $50,000 Latonia Special,
prepared to race' their hearts out in
an effort to get under the wire a win
ner. The largest throng that ever
packed the stands here was expected
to cheer the winner, regardless of
which horse it hapuened to be.
Cherry Tree and John Finn were
withdrawn from the race early to
day. This left six stijl in the stake—•
Morvich. Whiskaway, Olympus, Pil
lory. Tribodeaux and Deadlock.
That a heart breaking race was In
prospect was almost universally bo
iieved this morning. More than the
rich money prize was at stake. The
reputations of famous horses, trainers
and Jockeys was involved.
Morvich, who wears a Russian
name, but runs like a true son of
the American track, was out to prove
that Whiskaway was lucky when he
showed his heels to the Ben Block
colt a week ago at Aqueduct. Whisk
avray was deteimined to prove that
his victory was an honest one and one' -
that could be repeated. Pillory,
R. T. Wilson's swift 3 year-old, which
has captured more than $90,000 la
prizes this season, hoped to add to
that record today and also achieve
the distinction of running away from
Morvich and Whiskaway.
Then there was Deadlock, the hope
of Biuegrass Kentucky; Thibodeaux,
and Olympus, who hoped that some
stray wind of fortune would blow
them across the line a winner.
The consensus of opinion seemed
to be that the race would lie between
Morvich. Whiskaway and Pillory’,
but there is always the ‘ dark horse”
lurking in the background. If either
of the three favorites —or all of
them —ran out their endurance in the
early stages trying to grab off a. com
manding lead, some of the others were
expected to come out of the ruck and
scamper home a winner.
The colt that emerges victor today,
however, undoubtedly will be recog
nized as the monarch of the season
in racing circles.
CANADIAN CUEIST HERE.
Owen McCann, Canadian pocket bil
liard player, is meeting all comers at
the C’l&ypool parlor each afternoon at
2:30 o'clock and at 8:30 o'clock In the
evenings. McCann offers a prize of
120 to any one beating him at 125
point lineup pool. Gene Henning,
manager of the Claypool parlors, in
vites the pubi c to attend the exhibi
tions. McCann and Henning have
signed to play a match game of s(ap
point lineup pocket billiards of four
blocks. the games to be decided July
4 to 6. McCann is expected to give
Henning a hard match as the Ca
nadian cueist has won over some of
the best in the country.
YALE DEFEATS HARVARD.
NEW LONDON, Conn., June 24.
The steady, strong stroke of the Yale
crew proved too much for Harvard
Friday in the annual race between the
two rivals and Old Eli came in a win
ner by about three lengths. Harvard
won the freshmen and junior crew
races In the morning but Yale moro
than evened the score by taking the
main event of the regatta.
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