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Track and Field Season of Unusual Importance
Athletes Begin Work
For Great Olympiad
Coast Champions Preparing for Trials to Select
Nation's Team of 1912 *
The athletic season is at hand once more, and the various indoor meets
to be held next month and February will begin the work of getting the men
into shape for the big outdoor season that is promised for 1912.
Athletics ail over the country will be at a high water mark during
the coming season, due principally to the world's championship Olympiad
that is to be held in Sweden. The United States, as in past years, will be
represented by a team that will <
worthily uphold the honor and pres- i
tige or track and field athletics In!
Uncle Sam's domain.
The championship committee has i
announced that the trials for the j
Olympic team will be held at Bos
ton, Chicago and San Francisco, and
athletes all over this coast arei
worked up to a high pitch of en
thusiasm at the chance they will
shave in the coming games to make '
the world famous American Olympiad
Commissioner Pete Gerhardt of
the Olympic club has returned from a
''business trip that embraced every ath- j
letlc center on the coast. Gerhardt j
reports that the enthusiasm in Los An- ;
gnles. Portland, and Seattle in particu- |
lar. is very keen, and that all these i
■centers will send strong teams to this j
city next June to represent the various j
associations in the trials for the Olym
■ am.
a been a strong factor In
letlcs, not only on this coast but na
\ ill be represented by a par
ticularly strong team in the trials here
June. The team that will make!
the trip will include two American ;
national champions, as well as several j
men who have made names for them
selves by giving other national cham
pions hard races in the various events
at Pittsburg last July.
Nelson, the present 220 yard Ameri
can champion, wiii be a sure competitor
in the June trials, a* will Con Walsh,
the winner of the lt> pound hammer
and third in the 56 pour. 1 weight last j
July. Walsh is now In Seattle and is |
a member of the Seattle Athletic club,
and if selected for Sweden his entry
■will be credited as coming from the
Seattle club.
Besides these men (iish. the quarter
juiier, who ran second in the Pitts
burg meet, will be one of the team.
.Aside from being a contender in the
quarter mile run Gish will also enter
the javelin throw, in whi<?h he is dex
Another sprinter wlio has done good
•work for Seattle is Courtney. This
man has been clocked at 9 4-b seconds,
or two yards under evens in the 100,
fend is expected to show his best form
Sby June. Malcholsom, the low hurdle
■champion in 1509, will do duty in the j
Etick events. Edmundson, one of the
best half milers in this country to
day, will be down for his favorite dis
tance, while Cole of the University of
Washington, who is considered the best
xniier in the northwest today, will also
be one of the team.
The Multnomah Athletic club of
Portland, while lacking in the matter
of "national champions," lias prom
tile club will send a strong
team and one that will be heard from
; ry event. O. Houston, at present
in Princeton university, and one of
the' crack collegiate sprinters, will be j
Hand in time for the trials, and
will come to this city with the winged
"M" tram. Hawkins, the hurdler, who
has competed here on several occa
sions, will also be on the team. Ward,
rack high jumper, until recently
at the University of Southern Califor
nia in Los Angeles, is now settled in
Portland and is a member of the Port
land i
Sum Bellah, the former Stanford pole
vaulter, who was a member of the
Olympic team in London in 1908, is
at'present in Portland. There is con
siderable speculation as to whether he
will compete for the Multnomah club
of Portland or the Olympic club of this
city iii the June trials. «He is still a
member of the Olympic club and has
received or applied for any re
from the winged "O" team. It
o late for his release to have
any effect for him to represent the
Multnomah club, so that it seems quite
be will represent the
Olym; II he competes at all in
the pole vault.
Angeles Intends to sr-nd a t>-am
art not less than ftve men. Throop, the
>f the southern sprinters, will toe
ark in both the short dashes.
Johnson, a former high jumper of the
Illinois Athletic club, will negotiate
ap for the southern club in the
and his work is said to be of a
rder. He has been a consistent
performer about tlr* six foot mark.
Donahue, formerly of the Olympic
ci-ib, will represent I*os Angeles in the
ents, and will also try for
road jump honors. Thompson, the
American all round champion,
pi present attending Princeton univer
-111 be on the team as weight and
ier man. Fischer has done good
•work In the mile and he will be sent
for that event.
Forest Smithson, the present 110
•metre Olympic ?am"s champion, is lo
cated at Los Angelas and will also be
on the southern team. Smithson ran
£n a recent meet and showed good
-form, and it is expected that with
proper training be can regain his
of IPOS when he won the world's
championship in London.
While Gerhardt admits that the men
j.amcd comprise some of th<* best
tes of the world, he is not willing
to concede, that they will have any
r.n the team that the local Olym
lub will pit against them in every
Wyrnan will run for the Olympic
in the 440 yard event. He took
third place in this event at the Pitts
meet, but Gerhardt is of the opin
ion that lie is much better than the
place indicates. Davenport, winner of
•the national 440, in which Wyman ran
third, is considered by Gerhardt as* the
<.nly man capable of beating Wyman
over that distance in this country to-
Bay, and If he wins the Pacific coast
trials the Stanford man should stand
i chance of making the great team
for Sweden.
Morris will top the hurdles for the
Olympic club, and in this man, the
Winged O has one of the best stick
artists on the coast. Gerhardt will run
in both sprints for the ciuh, and if he
strikes the same grand form he was in
fII last summer, the hot footed men
from the other cities will have their
cut out to beat the old war horse.
In the javelin throw no one will deny
ibility <>f Ollie Snedigar. Of the
javelin men in the country today,
Hnedigar stands without an equal and
:ace on the Olympic team seems
assured for this event alone. He holds
merlcan record and has thrown
consistently all tho last season. Be
sides his work with the javelin, Snedi
gnr is one of the best all round ath
letes in the country and he will also
represent the Olympic club in the trials
In the broad jump, hop-step-and-jump,
it and discus throw.
the high jump Horino is one of
►est leapers on the coast and he
! be able to outjuinp any entrant
the other cities. In the weight
.vents Ralph Rose and Mahoney will be
lub mainstays. Just how Rose
will show is problematical. His last
■■•rformances in public have been
disappointing to followers of athletics.
.wing has been anything but first
nnd he will have to get into
sliape if he expects to stand any
- of being named on the Olympic
Stanford and California univer
vrflJ be closed when the trim
are helC so that it is not likely tfflß
♦——; ;. , ' • — ;—— ——♦
' either .university will enter represent -
! ative teams. .At the same time, it is
more than possible. that both univer
sities -will be Indirectly, represented;by
; various athletes who will-enter their
favorite events as unattached athletes.
* * *
The Indoor season will open: next
month with. a big meet at the Audito
rium under the auspices of the Y. M.
C. A. The meet is. open to all regis
tered athletes and a large entry list
|is looked for. The various Y. M. C. A.
! athletes, have already started training
i for the meet. -: * / . ,
The Olympic club will no doubt.hold
Its annual indoor meet at the Audito-
I rium some time in January or- early In
February. No definite arrangements
have been made; up to the present, but
an announcement is looked for from
I the athletic committee - within a few
days. ; . .
The cross country-season will be in
■ augurated New Year's > day with two
i big: events. A big cross city race, from
! the ferry building- to the Cliff house is
at present attracting the attention of all
1 cross country athletes. The event
! promises to be a big success and a
j record entry list for such a unique race
i Is expected. . • ' ■'
The other great event for New Years
I day will be the annual hike to the Cliff
1 house and a dip in Die briny by the
: members of the Olympic club. This is
j an annual affair by the Winged O club
and Is one of the features of the New
Year's day program of the club. •
Figures Tell Story of
Ty Cobb's Work
Ty Cobb, the great Detroit outfielder
and looked upon as one of the great
est, if not the greatest, ball players
who ever lived, has been in the game
since 1904. and during that time he
j has fallen below the .300 mark with the
stick only once. That was the first
year of his career, when he finished
the season with the Augusta club of
the South Atlantic league with a per
centage of .237. Cobb's best record ;
was made last year, when he hit the
ball at a .420 clip, according to the
Baseball Magazine.
This noted player was born at Roys
ton. Ga.. December IS. 1886. He stands
just a trifle under 6 feet in > height and
weighs 180 pounds. He broke into the
American league with the Detroit club
during the season of 1905 and hit the
ball at a .300 lick. Cobb has improved his
average every year since and last sea-
I son broke all American league records.
The following table shows how Cobb
has batted since he began playing.ball:
1 ™^™""" .-■ "-' "Games Batting
Year. City aod. Leajrue. Played. Average.F.At.
I 1904 —Anntston, Ala.-Term.. ... 370 ...
1904 —Augusta, South Atlan. 37 237 Ml
, 1905—Augusta, South Atlan. in;: "1"; 027
; 1905—Detroit, American .. . 41 ::00 8.V5
19{t6—Detroit, American...., !>" 320 Ml
1907—Detroit/American . . . 158 390 «6l
1908—Detroit, American.... 150 324 044
1909 Detroit, American.... 156 377 i*4«
• 1910—Detroit, American 140 MB 958
' I 1911—Detroit, American 146 420
Stovall May Land With
The White Sox
CHICAGO, Dec. 16.—President Charles !
Comiskey of the American league \
team has given the impression among
the baseball enthusiasts here that he
is anxious to obtain the services of
George Stovall, former manager of the
Cleveland team, for his club. It was
generally believed that waivers had
been asked on Stovall. but this ■was so
strongly denied by Comiskey last
night that the magnate left the lm
j pression that he is watching for the
opportunity to bring the player to
Manager Callahan is said to be look
ing for a first baseman, and is anx
i ions to place Stovall In the position if
I possible.
Comlckey said, too, that Charles
I Hemphill will not go to the Atlanta
team, m b dispatch from the southern
city announced.
Hemphlll ia on the Comiskey roster,
and the magnate intends keeping him.
President Ban Johnson has annouced
that the business meeting of th<» league
will be held In Chicago in 1912, and
that it will alternate between Xew York
and Chicago thereafter.
Death Calls Father of
Red Stockings
Dr. John W. Draper, 65 years of age,
for 30 years secretary to the various
police chiefs of Cincinnati and in his
youth the organizer of the "LJve
Oaks," a baseball club which later be
came known as the famous Red Stock-
Ings of 1869. died recently in Cincin
nati after an illness, of two years'
When a boy Draper organized the
live Oaks in 1860. In 1866 the organ
ization became known as the Red
Stockings, and later, when a baseball
league was formed, the first west of
the Alleghanles, this club won the first
and only pennant won by a major
league team of Cincinnati.
"Doc" Draper, as he was known
throughout the country, was the first
man to umpire a game of baseball In
the vicinity of Cincinnati. He was
also the first delegate ever sent from
Cincinnati to attend a meeting of the
National Baseball league.
As a police official he was favorably
known in all parts of the country, and
by his death the Cincinnati department
loses one of its most capable members.

Santa Clarans Prepare
for Basket Ball
{Special Dispatch to The Call]
SANTA CI>ARA, Dec. 16.—Ten men
are at present trying for positions on
the varsity basket ball five. Ahem.
L/eake, Buck and Voight are veterans
of last year's team, while the pick of
the new material consists of Melchoir,
Momson, Canepa, H. Palmtag, J. Palm
tag and Hatch.
Melchoir. who hails from Portland,
Ore., played on the champion Mount
Angel college team. J. Palmtag and H
Palmtag played for a number of years
on the Watsonville high school* five
Canepa and Hatch hall from Jx>a An
geles, having played on th*» St. Vincent
college and university of Southern Cal
ifornia teams, respectively. Morn
son. during his stay at Fresno high
school, figured prominently in football
and basket ball. Vntil a roach is se
cured Captain Voight, who plays ren
t< r Will direct the work of th<> t<»am.
; Manager Castrucclo has arranged
.•Several practice games.
Football Title in Dispute
The Woodland Rugby team, which disputes Sacramento's claim to football supremacy. Reading from left to
right, standing: Wraith, Long, C. Hollingstvorth, Gregory, Reith, Elston, G. Zane, P. Laugenour. Middle rov>:
Davis, I. Clover, Rev. W. E. Bobbitt (coach), A. Murray (assistant coach), Giguiere. Bottom roiv: Howard
Stephens, S. Murray (captain), Mixon, P. HollingsJDorth.
Sacramento High School and Woodland Squad Each
Claims Championship Honors for the Last Season
WOODLAND, Dec. 16.—The Sacra
mento high school Rugby football
team claims the championship of the
Sacramento valley, but the Woodland
high school team disputes the claim.
Tho Woodland team has played seven
games this season, winning all but one.
The only game lost was to Sacramento
by a score of 11 to 3, but Woodland
played three substitutes through the
entire game, and after winning the first
half lost in the last half because It
only played 14 men.
Sacramento promised a return game,
but, although repeatedly challenged
since that time, has refused to play
on one pretext or another. In re
Secrete. Backed Down From 20
to I to 6 to I, Proves an
Easy Winner
JUAREZ, Dec. 16.—Secrete, backed I
down from 20 to 1 to 6 to 1, proved an
easy winner in the third race today.
Only one favorite won here today. Re
FIRST ; RACE—Six furlongs:
Odds. Horse. Weight, Jockey. St. £tr. Fin.
3-5— Oscuro, 113 (Moledworth).... 4 i >.l 4 \
10-1— Bouta. 107 (J. Henry;. 7 3 2 IVj
—Homesick, 102 (Buxton-).V.... - - 3 ■% |
Time, 1:17 1.". Oscnro 1-4 place, out snow:
Bonta 4 place, 6-5 show; Homesick 3 show. Clyde
, Freeman. Booger. Battle. Strange dOr, Llllle I
I L*vers. Originator, also ran. —■ I
'SECOND RACE— Seyen furlongs:
Odds. Horse. Weight, Jockey. ' St. Str. Fin.
10-I—Pit-a-Pat, 108 vGross).... 3 1.1 2,5
8-s—Ben Uncas, 108 ,'Moles worth) ■« .'i ;2 3
7-I—Tim r Judge. 110 (M00re)...... « 4 3 *i
' Time. 1:28. Pita-Pat 4 plrfee. 2 show: Uneas
7-10 place, 1-3 show; Judge 8-2 show. San Ber
niio. Cbe«s. Maizie • Girl, . Rose Worth, Pipe
Vision,• Transparent, Travis FildlftnaD, also ran.
-THIRD RACE—Five furlongs: „ ,
Odds. Horse, .-.Weight. 1 Jockey. ■; St. Str. Fin. \
6-I—Secrete. US (Callahan) I 1 12% J
6-I—Serenade, US (Molesworth) . . •'• 2 2.h
6-I—Kuropatkln, 115 (S. ■ Martini.. I ■" .3 10 •
Time. 1:03. Secrete 5-2 place.-8-5 show; Ser
enade 5-2 place, 6-5 show: Knropatkin 1 «how.
[ Wild Bear. Reformation,' Oonoomoo, Commenda
tion, Dromi, Marjorie Fleming. Joseph M. riyfi
: mlc.Stealthor, King-White, also ran.
' Odd*. ■ Horse. Weight. Jockey. St. Str. Fin.
4-1 — Tmtch Rock, 102 < Denny) ....,2 111%
3-I— Butter Ball. .107.-(J. T Henry).\.3 2 ll r r
8-s—Leopold, 104 (80re1).......... .> , »,: 8 ....;,
Time, 1:42 1-:.. Rock 6-5 place, 1-2 show; Ball
1 place,- 2-5 show; Leopold 14 show. >;? Romple
and Startler also ran. s
FIFTH 1 RACE —Six fnrlongs:.
Odds.' Horse, Weight; Jockey. St. Str. FJn. v.
—Yo«olo. 101 i ( 8uxt0n)......... 4 •I*, 1 , 2}i
3-2—Fundamental. 108 (Molegwrth): 1 ■ 2 - 2• &i
5-2—L. M. s l^kert,; 107 ? iKeogh.*.. 3 4 -'3 ; ft ?
Time. 1:16 3-5. Yotolo h-5 place. 710 show,
IMndamentar 3-5 place, out »now: ,Eckert'U-3
show. Fern 1., Judge ; Cabanlss, Hardest . Fly,
also ran. -,\ - ■:. '.'■"■ . '„" . : : .- • '.-;
SIXTH RACE— furlongs:
Odds. Horse. Weight. Jockey. St. Str. Fin.
Salvage, 115 (J.v Henry)... ..* 3 1■„ 12(4
10-I— lncision. 115 -(80re1).:...;... a 2.21%
5-2—Bellsnicker, 119 (Gross) .. » 4 3 n ,,;
v-. Time. 1; 1:02 1-5. w Salvage 8 place, <4 ' show*": In
cision :4 * place, •: 2 ' sbow; - Bellsnicker 1-2 siow."
Tallow r Dip, Morallght* Jim Me, Tope, -£ Doc
Allen, : Antigo, The t Visitor, Barlene, ,Waner," also
ran. r; ■.-..■.•■■■ ■ • "■ . „,...,■' - ' : ■
5 ERRATA-—Correct price on Thistle , Bell». Fri
day was- 11-5. :
•■: Entries; for ■ tomorrow^:
r FIRST RACE—One mile; selling:.! ,
Sahado ;. .....; 108:<:harle» Green V.'.... .106
Wicket .-."■.........■..".106 Bushwchackcr .*..... 106
Cameo V.............106 Barney Oldfleld V.T..106
Coppers .;.."......*...106 Gunston ,"..*.r..*.v.. 106
Tiflisy......:-.:...v.i0e1; .;, \ , ; v - -
! SECOND: RACE—Fire and ' a , half furlongs;
selling: '■ - ■ " '', ■: -:' ■- ■■' ' ■ ■ ■ "■•■--'
Balella 106! Arch 01dham......... 11l
Elder . \: :.......".... 108 11ex,.........;..... 11l
Novgorod .:.... 1086ignor .........". f.r.11l
Regards ........• .T.10.S Prince Winter ;.■.:.. 11l
Toy * Boy ........ ..10S Amerlcus ...r;...:. 112
Map'.eto'n ;...;;...::. 108 Jeanne'd'Arc V. ;.*.r;.ii4
Kootenat -.:..."."..; ..".109!Annual" Interest ... .114
Flying Feet >...i. T.\ 1001 : __ r '-_\<:^ ■
" THIRD. RACE—One'^ mile:(selling:
Keen Moving ;......10fi!Setback^ .:;..:..... ion
' Joan '...; T-.. .'.. :r... 106 Allen' Fearn .....;: 112
Minnolette '!."•'. •. •• • • 106|Bound and Boned. *. 112
• FOURTH ■ UACE —Six ' furlongs •: handicap: A
Jim Basey..... .v.".10R] Ara5ec...;......".-...;. 115
Rev Hindoo > .*...". T.. 108! Pride •of '- Llsmorc.' . ".' .117
1njury.;.....'."•• •••"^■"• 11 - 1 / - 1,-, , \;\- ./'
-H FIFTH "RACE—Six , furlongs;,: selling; fillies
and niaren: -'' * ■
Lady Willie ....:...10." Marie.llyde;....'. 107
Flying Footsteps ;?. 107 .Marßand;...frSrrrr.".loß
Meddling Hannah .'.107 CblllaiSf T^fffi^fi'.T.UO
Emma <i ;..T..v....'.1f>7 Balrnnia .XTT^77T7TrAIO
Chtntleler .....?.':..107 Goldfinn .....„;..':. 116
i'% SIXTH RACE—One and three-sixteenths miles;
selling: Lump . Oil Frog .... .".^SKHRIS
•Sugar Lump 91 [Frog HW
I ithoisene 96 H \fiss Koni JOT
Rake v* ...r.-'......... 96iJim CafTerata' ...... 107
O<-<'»" Queen ....:.. Wsj . .
'Apprentice allowance: .-
VAI.r.E.IO, Dec." 10— St. ■■ Joseph's % basketSball
I team iof '■ San; FrailCiwo carried i off the t tenors i this
; afternoon in \ the % Pavilion |in one tof itfrb * fastest
whenf fheyj«'l«?feat<»d • the live ' from tbe St. Yui
ctnt's fconvent^ school iof X lbi» Clty'^g&rhrf score
was 2S to 21; ~>£Hg&9sS.
disbanded. Tt afterwards went to
sponse to the last challenge the Sac
ramento team announced that it had
disbanded. It afterward went to
Fresno and played, and later tried to
arrange a game with Berkeley.
After beating Stockton by a small
score the Sacramento team gave the
Slough City boys a return game, but
persistently refused to do the same
for Woodland. The local boys bas^
their claim to supremacy on the fol
lowing facts: The Woodland won both
games from Stockton, the first by a
score of 3 to 0 and the se< ond by a
score of 12 to 3. Sacramento won the
first game with Stockton and the aec
Activity on Various Shooting
Ranges Augers Well for
Successful Season
OAKLAND, Dec. 16.—As' the result of
a iong argument over their prowess
with the rifle, four prominent marks
men, -who shoot at Shell Mound park,
will engage in a match at the Emery
ville range tomorrow morning, com
mencing at 10 o'clock. Willie Siebe
and Herman Enge will oppose t:.
Schierbaum and K. O. Kindgren, the
losing team to treat the winners to a
dinner. These are four of the clever
est artists with the rifle in the state
and the bcores should be well above the
average. The conditions call for 50
shots at 200 yards range, the German
ring target to he used. C. W. Socley
will act as official scorer.
The indoor team of the Shell Mound
Pistol and Rifle club shot two matches
in the series of the United States Re
volver association Tuesday' night, but
with few exceptions th« boys 'did not
; shoot to form. Against the Osborn.
Michigan club, the locals rolfed up a
score of -1,04 4, R. S. • Wixson being ; high/
man with a mark of 221. while Willie
.Siebe. made 218. Against the Los An
goles club' the '.locals did a little better
making 1 1,069. Siebe" made the big
score, of ?; 232 in f this match and this/
figure will rprobably ■. stand ■ for some
time. ; Wixson came back' with a score
of . 222. ! The { scores of the opposing
teams have not been learned yet. Fol
lowing are the detailed scores of both
matches: " ; *r.■ -_ --■■;- ".■::/:■.'-" ■-.'-■■-■■■..
R. ?S. Wlrsoa.';-...... .45 44 44 . 48 40— 221
W. A.; 5iebe......... .44 4« 41 41 46— 218
W. 11. Christie.'...;.. 44 85* 42 41 44—206
Capt.:Geo.; Larson 42 43 40 40 38— 203 \
C. J. Doehrinjf..;..~.'.'.3B :3T 41 ; 34 46— 196 j
Total ........ ;.............. :'.. ........ 1.044 I
W. A. 5iebe;.7.......47 47 45 £48 45— 232
R. S. - WllßOn :...... 40 40 4(5" 48 44— ; 222
W. H. Christie....... 42 39 40 44 42—207 !
Capt. Geo. Larson.... 45 3S 41 88 44— 206 |
C. W.'5ee1y....;.....46 38 41 '. 41 ,36— 202
". Total . V.......;.'....'...;... ■............ 1,069 I
The scores of the substitutes were: m
F. P. - Poulter ::.... 41 ,37 38 42 ;- 89— 195
C. W. ; Reelj- ........ 30 "41 *44 37 — 18«
M. Nielsen ......:;. .40 43 41 31 3&— 190
J. X). Mllltn. V...... .'.27 - 32 "27 30 : 32— } 148
Total .v.- :..;... 1. ;...;.......:?..:. ...~~719
F. 'P. Poulter .....'..".39 ■ 38 '44 35 38— 1 03
M. Nielsen'"'.......; v. 43 ,42 -' 41' •34 % 40—": 202
J. P. Millin..'.-....... 10 :30 ': 30 !P3 ; 88— 1 142
C..J.«;D0ehring:r...*....35 42 40 43 ; H2— 192
: ■ TotaV ..... .."T'.'i.:'........;"....'.!.,'..... 729
The Nationals and Schuetzeh
company will hold their regular month
ly medal l shoots «at «Shelli Mound g park
tomorrow. ■; The Nationals have been
rolling! up some good •; scores lately and
some of the younger members are show
ing great skill with the rifle.
S-s The Golden* Gate Pistol and Rifle
club, which held Its annual banquet and I
distribution of * prizes! last! Sunday, has j
completed plans for ■ another "year's
shooting and an i elaborate] program has
been arranged. The prizes offered are
more valuable than last year, and, with
the J membership of the club increasing
rapidly, another successful f season is
looked for. William Ehrenpfort. who
was crowned king of the club at the
banquet, is probably the most remark- '
able shooter In the country, having
been rated among the best marksmen
of America for more than 60 = years. "
Vlrmt race—Barney Oldfirld, tiuniton,
Churls <Jreen.
mi Second \ —-lonnno A'Arc, Knolrna? ,
Toy Boy.
Third race—Setback. Alleafeaa, Jan.
Fourth m race Jim Bury, I'rlde of
I/Umnr«, A ra»ee.
Fifth race—4 hilia, ißalroßla*\lllarfiand.
m Sixth] race— Ml»» ' Kora, Knke, Frog.
ond was a tie, although all the news
paper reports agree that Stockton had
the game won but for a fluke that
occurred In the last two or three min
utes of play. The result of these
games must havo convinced the Sac
ramento boys that they were out
classed by the Woodland boys. Their
refusal to play a return game can not
be explained on any other theory.
The Woodland team defeated the
Marysville team by a score of 14 to 0.
the State Farm team by a score of
12 to 0, the much touted Auburn team
by a score of 25 to 3 and the Stockton
team, reinforced by members. of the
Barbarians, by a score of 31 to 0.
Six Selling Races Make Up the
Card Without Features
at Columbia
COLUMBIA, S. C, Dec. 16. —Clearing;
weather drew a fair crowd to the fair
grounds this afternoon, although the
offering was -■ devoid of * a feature. Six
selling races completed the card. The
track was heavy. Four favorites won.
Summary: v > ■
First race, fix furlongs— Hibernlca, straight
8 to 1, won; Doctor Burch. place ]!> to 1, second;
Woodlander. show 1 to 3, third.' Time, 1:14 4-5.
Second; race,' six furlongs—Silas; Grurap,
straight' 2 to 1. won; Queen Bee. place 1 tr> 2.
second; Jawbone, show 2to 5, third. Time, 1:19.
: Third -t race, nix "■ furlongs—Joe ■. Rose, straight
6 to 5. won; Flamer. plare 8 to 1. second; Sir
Edward, show 7to 10, third. Time. 1:18 2-0, "
. Fourth race, one mile—^Halderaan. straight S
to 5. won; Semiquaver, place even.aecond; Otilo,
4 to 5. third. ; Time, 1:46 4-5. v :
; Fifth /: race, fire furlongs—Western Belle, !
straight 7 to-5,' won; Sea!Swell;.plane:2 to 1,
*econd;,Saboblend, show 7 to 10, fhinl. . Time,
11:00. .' ■ - ■ .-t: ■■_. '-/ ; :v■' ' . , :.r
'?Sixthvrace,.flTe' and a half furlongs- -Bnj:le j
Bird, straight 7 to 10,' won; Lore, Watches,' place
I to 3, second;' West Point.fhow 1 to I. third.
Time, 1:05. ' * :■■'-■;; • ;. , '
| V Entries for Monday:
j First race, 2 year olds,. five furlongs, selling—
.•liocky Wish,* •Orpeth,o7:-!HeDock, 'Miss .sta
nell, 102; *Arany, Steel<Cliff, Charlie< O'Riien,
1 105. ' . . - . ". "" ■. - ■■"■ i
j Second race, 3 year old* and*upward, selling,
fire fnrlooga Carlisle M..'Doris Ward. : •I'Ab
pelle. 108; Lydia : Lee.- 10C;: Hlbernica.'l'Lcon' B.
10S; LaSa .la. Sir Mincemeat, Danceaway, 113;
Do Or", Tom .Shn\v, lit;; May Nora, 110.
.'-„ Third race,. 4 year olds and upward. • mile ■ and
a sixteenth, > selling—Otlllor 106; 'Markham;
•Rosebnrtr.'; If. •Spring Frog. «Our Nugget,'.OS;
Sigo.yiloraceE. Animus, 103. c
;, * Fourth race, • 3 year olds; and ' upward, selling,
one mile—'Feather 1 .Duster,? 104;- Helene., 7 105;
•Maroma. 103; •V.: Powers, 86; 'Oakley, 91;
Irish Kid.; 80; Cubon, 100. ;.v: % - - :
Fifth race. 3 year olds and upward, selling,
five and a balf furlongs -General PhlUlps. *Ttny
Tim, JOS; Rhasnetu, ♦Bertls, 108; *t>nter»hot,
JO3; *Horicon, 111; Orenida. Edith O, 105; Dis
trict Attorney, 116; "Stanley S, 100.
'- '; Sixth' race,"- 8 year olds, selling, • five furlongs-- '
Barn i Dance, ■. Sig ; LeTy.\ 110; "> Sewell,. Sea" Swell," i
116: Ruby Grande. Billy Barnes. 103: 'SlrrEd
ward. Ill: ;•Tippy,;Chilton Squaw, 115.; ]
-■/j •Apprentice allowance.": j
St. Mary's Rugger to Be
Decided Tuesday
OAKLAND, Dec. 16.—Rugby matters
will be shelved until next season at St.
Mary's college after next Tuesday
night when the members of the vic
torious football team are to be the
guests of the student body at a ban
quet tendered them at the college. Ac
tivities will be resumed the first week
in January.
The election of the captain for the
1912 team wiM be held Tuesday after
noon and will be announced during the
banquet. Oreeley, Hatt, Simpson and
Walker have been mentioned in the
Active work in basket ball has been
postponed until January. The inter
class tourney, which will b<=> finished
Tuesday, has brought out a number of
new men who are to be tried out. on
the varsity squad, while a number of
others will be brought out to play with
the teams to be entered in the p. a. a.
tourney. Basket ball Is being regulated
by Coach Otto Rittler.
Track work will also be resumed in
January and a team formed to repre
sent the college in the indoor meets.
The interclass meot which was won by
the bankers nlso brought out a number
of new men who will be given thorough
workouts by Coach Rittler.
SAN RAFAKL. V.- l.tmhurger rlub.
on« «of $L thfiis b*»t l known !>[x>rtsnio>n's i clubs in :
! Marin « county, will f hold f another reception a this
ivopk (o friends at Its headquarter* near Black
Basket Ball Will Be
Made More Uniform
Referees' Association Will Give Interpretation
of Rules Regularity
President George Schlitter of the California Basket Ball Referees' asso
ciation has issued a call for the first official meeting on the rule? of the game.
The meeting is to be held at the end of next week, and it is possible that a
meeting of the referees will be held regularly every week from, now on.
The formation of the. association will be one of the best moves ever
made for popularizing the game with the public, the interpretation of the
laws of the game on a : scientific and
uniform basis and the general all
round development of the game in
this, vicinity.
■'}' The association v was •:. formed ■;.■ last
"April after the basket ball season had
closed and now that the game Is in
full swing and the various clubs in
need of "competent referees, the asso
ciation will come-into- official exist
ence. The main idea of the formation
of the association: is *to secure i&\ more
open and at the same time more uni
form interpretation on the laws of the
game, It is the intention of the mem
bers ;to i meet once a ; week and discuss
various points that , come up " before' the
meeting. The various ; clubs i and ; play
ers are invited to send *in any knotty
points they have'•'!to be unraveled on
the game and the association will give
official - decision on all such' points and
questions'; placed before it.
,n Chairman,. R. H. Dodd this week re
ceived >. a J letter;; from : the Los Angeles
basket ball committee stating that- they
had heard of the formation of the local
Referees>;association and were anxious
to -form a similar organization in Los
Angeles. They request that ;i bylaws
and other material- of .; the new organi
zation and full particulars of • the aims
of the association and its workings be
sent them. : This is proof that this city
is; looked on as a leader in the basket
ball world of the , Pacific coast by the
entire coast. ",.*%■'
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{"' The Public Schools Athletic league
will -start the second round of the
basket ball championship about January
20. ': " The first round was completed last
week and for ; the second series each
school will* be obliged '■■ to . re-enter its
various teams, the final date of entry
being set for: January 12.
'. In entering teams' schools may name
an entirely new set of players if they
so '; wish, but no school may enter a
team i in a different class ', to the ones
that took part in the first round of the
series. ; All players will have; to be re
weighed for the coming games.
In the matter of weight, the gram
mar school players have found that
they are much heavier than they
thought they were. A number ~of
games, particularly: in the 9."> - pound
Davis to Follow the
Policy of Mack
Most managers work their pitchers
in turn, but Connie Mack of the cham
pion White Elephants doesn't. Mack's
system is to select the pitchers who
are the most successful against certain
With the advent of Harry Davis as
manager of the Cleveland Blues it is
believed that the Cleveland team next
year will undergo a change in its sys
tem of utilizing boxmen.
Both McGuire and Stovall, former
Blue leaders, if their slabmen •were in
form, worked them every fifth day,
but since Davis is a graduate of the
Mack school It is thought that the
new leader will pattern his methods
after Mark's. Connie switched his
pitchers so that each man did his best
work against three or four clubs.
Cv Morgan was saved for the Naps,
Washington and St. Louis. He started
30 games and 20 of them were against
these dubs. The task for Plank was
to beat Boston. Of the 28 games he
twirled seven were against the Red
Sox. who found it hard to beat south
paws. He was * al.«o saved for St.
L.ouis, which he faced six times.
Bender was used against Detroit
twice, the first, time on August 27.
Coombs, the iron man, had no special
teams to face. In the St. Louis and
Boston games Plank, however, got the
preference. Krause, a southpaw,
twirled half of his 18 games against
the Red Sox and Tigers. Often during
the season Ma*k kept a pitcher idle
for 18 days, and frequently one pitcher
was used twice Inside of three days.
Charley Dooin Wanted
By Chicago Cubs
PHILADELPHIA, December It. —
Suspicion that f'harles Webb Murphy,
owner of the Chicago Cubs, is also
financially interested in the Philadel
phia club is constantly bring strength
ened, though denials that such is the
case are made with great, persistency.
There have been hints that the row
between President Kogel and Managor
Doom, which has been raging for a
week or more, -was for a purpose, and.
iudging from the latest report, the
scheme seems to be to strengthen the
Cubs. Fogel >s quoted as saying that
ho would tra'ie Doom and it is hinted
that the Cubs are willing to give up
Mordecai Brown for the star catcher.
That would b.e a brilliant deal, in
deed. Brown, judged on his work last
season, is iust about through as a
major league pitcher, while Doom Is
nnquestionably one of the best catch
ers in the country. Surely Fogel would
not make such a trade, unless he had
orders to do so.
It is about time that the National
league, investigate the owners of the
Philadelphia club. Baseball is not
helped by syndicate ball, and that evil
should be eliminated. The league has
a perfect right to protect its interests,
which are being jeopardized if. as is
generally supposed, the Chicago and
Philadelphia clubs are owned by the
same people.
Chase too Easy Going
For a Manager
Hal Chase lacks the fighting quai- j
ity to make himself a winning leader. |
He was too familiar with the players |
and courted friendship at his own ex
pense. As an illustration of this,
Chase's little tilt with Ping Bodie. the
rough and ready outfielder of thr> White
Sox in a game at Comiskey pars' is a
case In point.
The White Sox were beating the New-
York Highlanders and the game was
marked by a number of close decisions.
Bodlo singled and halted at first base.
■■\\>"re sure having somo bad luck,"
said Chase to Bodie.
'Had luck, nothing." replied the fence
buster. "Were outplaying you two
to one. but you at-p getting all the
close decisions. The umpires are sini- I
ply rotten.
That iv;is too much for the player- 1
manager ami h9 let it go at tiir>t. |
Bodie was safe at second on a close
decision, but Chase failed to kick—he
is not of the "kicking kind."
1 <•
: -H VI>NKY," An'., Per. 16. — iAmerican mid
die ? welsrht | boser.i|i'Cyclone >4f -Tohnny Thompson, j
wan defeated ; to<layi 011 ] points In a \ contest ofi 20 j
: mijnrl* at ', the Stadium , here ;by ; a middle ■ weight
Imixit n.tiuoil Iliip. _ '
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' NAVY Y. M. C. A. 26, AJLMY Y. M. C. -A. 25 j
The Army '.'"and Navy basket ball fives met on
tli" Navy court yesterday afternoon, th» • Nary;
\ wionlng; "liy the I rloswSiscore of £ 2ft to * 2.". ■ The
Ann.v * fire • led ', in ! the flm half i by/ seven ;- point?: :
•♦—. , __ ■ , , ■ , •—-—
division, have been, forfeited, owing to
men ' weighing , more than , the specified
weight. ; This Jis due to two.causes,
ignorance of their.own weight and the
Idea 1; prevalent: among school boys that
they can reduce their weight by the
time the games are called.
This has been found by the director*
of, the league:to; be one of the greatest
obstacles;. to-be "overcome,: not; only in
basket ball, but in all branches of
sports. It is one of the greatest mis
takes a growing school boy can make
to try and . "make weight." The mat
ter calls for drastic action on the part
of the league and the principals of the
schools. - ■•; v. ;
Athletic Director Piexotto yesterday
quoted cases where boys go ; for day*
with barely enough to eat. and theft
run : two and three miles in order to
; make the necessary • weight. In many
cases this'course has failed and those
who did make the weight have been so
weak that their playing was useless
to the, team. - ;\ ' •
- Even for fully developed men, the
"making • weight" idea is always gone
into carefully, and with great caution,
but the inexperienced school lad does
not use either discretion or caution and
is in a very good way to permanently
injure his health if the league and
school principals do not take a hand
in the alarming state of affairs that
exists in the city schools today. r
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New teams are springing up all til*
time, but the newly formed U. A. C'
team of Liyermore promises to make
things particularly interesting for the
various .unlimited- teams. The team fa
anxious to play the state champion
All Stars of Stockton and will also try
Ito arrange for: a game against th«
strong; local Y. M. C. A. team.- The
team? will be entered in the P. A. A.
championship, which begins February 1.
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The northwestern subleague, which
comprises the various schools around
San Rafael and vicinity will start its
championship basket ball schedule
January 3. Eight teams will take part
I in the championship.
* * *
The opening game of the League of
y 16^ 1"?? 8 *Cadets win be played at the
I Y. M. C. A. court tomorrow night be-
I tween Company and Company C.
Cut in Salaries for
Minor Leaguers
NEW YORK, Dec. 16.—Although most
of the minor league baseball clubs will
reduce the salaries of players next
year, there is no danger that the major
leagues will follow suit. This author
itative announcement is made here to
The big league magnates will keep
salaries on present lines—that is scaled
all the way from $1,500 to $10,000 for
the season's work. As -a matter of. fact
the major league: clubs at present are
paying- higher salaries than everSbe
fore in the history of the game, but
they are reaping larger* gate receipt?,
and any move to reduce salaries would
mean rebellion among the players and
13. TIP. '■-■.■■. . ■" ■ .''■•■■._ ... ■ ■ : ■ -» _.. ■ ■
v In 1889 a plan to c»jt salaries in the
Dig clubs to a majfimum of $2,400
brought about the brotherhood revolt
wrecked organized baseball and
resulted in tremendous losses. No at
tempt to reduce salaries in the big
leagues has materialized since that
time. „
The minor leagues have been paying
so much money to players in recent
years, however, that many of them
have found it hard to make ends meet
aid some radical cuts in salary ap
propriations will he made this year
Mission Town Collegians
To Play E.M.F.'s
SANTA CI.ARA. Dec. 16—The last of,
a series of three games with the San
Jose leaguers, known as the E. M. F.
Studebakers. trill be played tomorrow
afternoon. The leaguers in the. pre
vious played games edged the col
legians out by one run, the scores beinjr
9 to | find 17 to 6.
The San Jose lineup will be: Frank
and • Hosp" Arrellan^*. Poltrin "Hop"
Smith. Friene, Feeney, Harry Wolter?
and Fitzgerald, while Elmer Stricklett
the former Brooklyn National leagu«r.
will alternate on the mound with
Kohner. recently signed with the Sac
ramento Coast league club.
The pitching staff of th« Mission
nine is especially strong In Barry
Palmtog-, Sullivan and Purty. The Mis
sionites lineup will he: Zarlrk, short
stop: Ybarrondo. second has": Jacob!"
cmtch«r; Best, left fielder; Tramutolo.
right fielder; JTogan. third base; Ra
moge. Hist base; Fitzpatrirk. center
field; Barry, Sullivan, Palmtog, Purty,
"■•• KANSAS CITY. Tier. 16.—Tommy '' Dixoo. tho
"fighting; tar," has aooppfpd a proposition .to
meet • Johnny Kilhan * in a 12 rmio/1 ■ match «t
Cleveland N>w Year's night. They - will fi*ht
at 121 pounds. - '
Don't Miss
This Afternoon
1:30 P. M. Sharp
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