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John Strachan, Eighteen Year Old Tennis Marvel, With Great Ease Takes the Bay Counties Championship Home to Roosf
Lengthy Mcl Rosenberg, His Opponent, Easily
Outplayed, Strachan Keeping in the
Lead From the Start.
RStrachan, the 18 year old tennis "wiz," annexed the bay coun
championship yesterday on the Golden Gate park courts. The
lisplayed "tbc cbu». M He fairly romped off with the honors
i were won easily. Melville Rosenberg, the lengthy racquet wietfer
who met Straclian in the final match, was easily outplayed, but it was con
ceded that Rosenberg was far from being up to his best form. The feX
counties champion is one of the most
promising exponents of the game in
this section and is regarded as a
second Maurice McLoughlin. He
seems to be getting better all the
time, and right now it takes a player
of the first flight to down him.
Hβ won two matches yesterday. In
the semifinal round he opposed Willis
Davis, who had b**e playing mighty j
pood tennis throng***! the tourney, j
Davis was pimply up against it when (
he clashed with young Strachan, who !
beat him three straight sets by one j
Firied scores.
vmuammt im,ayer
The match with Davis did not slow |
Ftrachan enough to allow Rosenberg j
to beat him. He jumpeft out in the j
lead against Rosenberg at the start,
end the result, was never in doubt.
L.ike Mclaughlin. Strachan uses a pow
erful stroke. He smashes the ball
hard and on the line which makes its:
return difficult.
Rosenberg did not play as w»n as 1«
his custom. Last week he played a
nailing game against Fatkin. but yes
terday was an off ilay. He hardly fig
ured to beat the young "wlz." although
he was exp«oted to give him a more
stubborn game than the one he
Stra<-han"s playing waa marked by
■ re serving, fast and accurate re
turns and keenness of taking ad
vantage of his opponent's position. In
fact, he displayed all the earmarks of
a real champion.
There was quite a crowd of enthus
iasts on the courts to witness the
winding up of two tournaments. The j
real sport was furnished by young j
Rtrauss. of the Golden Gate junior club. J
and Guerin. who met in the final round
of the bay counties consolation.
Guerin was handicapped, owe 15.
which proved a trifle too 'much for
him, and lost out after an extended
fssion. In the best two out of three)
sets Strauss emerged a winner, and \t
took about two hours and a half of
playing before he gathered in the
The first set went to Strauss. S—6.
Then Guerin showed his hand by cap
turing the next one. 6—4. The fin.il
»et, which was fought every inch of
the way. went to Strauss, B—fi.
Strauss is another of the youngsters
who shows promise. He is a wonder
on his feet, going every ball
offere.l him. Tie handled balls yester
day that looked impossible. He has
plenty of vitality, and'it was this asset
that beat Guerin, as Strauss was a bit
the stronger at. the end.
The last set was bitterly contested.
s had an early lead and looked
like h sure winner, but Guerins deter
mination and his skill at placing: balls
allowed him to get or. even terms when
tl c s< nre stood 5 to 3 against him.
was a time when he was but a
point or two from victory, and on one
occasion a close decision on a line ball
worked against him.
Strauss* sperir condition told and he
he eventually won out. Score, S—6.
In the semifinal round Strauss beat
"Ronifield in three hard fought sets.
Guerin had a hard game against Bass.
winning in three sets.
Strachan beat L>avis. 6—l, 6 —4, 6—3. J
Final — Strachan beat Rosenberg.!
6_2. 6—4. G—2.
Semifinal round—Strauss beat Bonl- i
fioid. o—fi, 6 —4, 6—4. Guerin beat
Bass, fi—2. B—lo, 6— 4.
Final—Strauss beat Guerin, owe 15,
S—6, 4__6. B—6.
Juarez Race Results
\S(>. Vor. ft. —Following are the results of
trxia.v's .it Juarez:
FlKtfrT RACB— Ftoe and a half fuilnngs:
O.Ms. Hor>o. Weicbf. Jorfce.T. St. Str. Fin.
β-l— Orperth, 103 (Mdecworta) 2 .". 1 us
8 1 -Kirn: Stalwart. 9S < MrC'aJ.f-) :: 1 %.1
B-l- Maud M.-Kpp. 85 I Nathan> 0 I .". 1
Ttmr. 1:1<i 1 •".. Orperth T.-'i plsrr. 0 5 fhnw;
Stalwart S-J plarc, 8-5 ihow; MeKee even
l.fihigli. l»«<ir Star. < -aiuxra>)a. Janus, Loving
M'm\ Udell Scott, also ran.
HKCbND RACK—Fire and a half furlongs:
O«l<i*. Wn*. Weight, .1-Kkcy t:r. Btr. Fin.
fl 1 I ton K"ri.|ii<\ 110 < Him 7 4 16
7 J --Good ißtent, 11". (Ni.-oh r{ 1 3 nk
■ Irn. HO (t'uvanaught 2 1 rt h
rim<\ 1:10+••">. Enrique 5-2 plai'e. 1;.". show;
Int'-nt •'; 1 place. •; 5 sfeo* : Pedre 4-3 show. Ah
M" on. T<in> Cbaptnan, Hazel (.'. Sand. .1. M.
t-t'-keik .Vis-o ran. Scratched—Song of Kock.
TH H! l> i:.\Ci: Kivo furlongs (substitute):
H'.r-r. Weight. Jockey. Be Btr. Fin.
«•!— Parneil tiirl. 110 < Halite?) 4 1 Ink
N 1-Jim L. 115 <CatT<-.|!> 6 2 23
71: Tilford Thoma*. 110 (Molesw'bi 1 4 3 >-i
Time. 1:03 2-."i. <;ir! plarr, oven show; Jim
i>2 pine* , . 3-2 riMW; Tfcomn .'i 5 show. H'i»cnta.
Alh* flupsk.r BalrooU, (Juid Nude. VranctDe,
«!mj ran.
KOtnTH RACE—KJw MM a half furlongs:
i.i'><l>. ll'irsr. Weight, Jockey. St. Str. Fin.*
i'arlni Cor, 11.', iNiool) 1111
. . 110 i Hill' ." 2 2 li
12 I— FA A'lams. ]Ii ( l<. irs/'tibaum I. 4 :i 3 12
Tim*. 1:11 8-5, B".r 1-4 plarp. out tshow: Can-
T»u! 4 ."• ;>la>'!\ f>nt slinw: Adauis cvpd show. Ktp
lina and «!*!> iin. Scrtitrbed—("oanti
• Iff. Hiildj-n Hand. Sir Alvescot, Lady Touog.
FIKTH nACK—SiT furlongs:
Mβ*. Horw. W'pisrbt, Jockey. St. Str. Fin.
7 20 — l-'PHther Ouster. 110 (Buxtoo>. 1117
6 1 —Bay of Pleasun-. (t'arroll) ,1 :« 2 2
80-1 —Brt of KortUDP. HO (Wbatley) 2 5 3 1
Time. I'l7 3-5. Pustcr out piece, out show;
Pleasure 6 B l-X show; Fortune 2-1 show.
I.PKf-ar, Ode]la. Ora McGee, also raD. Scratciied
Mimnrioxo himl See Cliff.
SIXTH RACK—MiIe and an eigbthr
Odds. Horse, Wright, Jockey. St. Sfr. Fin.
■rrl,.r> G, lOS (Cavanaogh).. 4 4 1b
R I—Sl...ity Nf.rthrwt, 108 (Steele). 6 1 2 %
HiK (Seldent 7 3 "S £
Time, 2:00 2-.". 6 3-1 place, 6-5 show;
NorttW'ut even place, 3-3 show: Rake 1-4 t-how.
Bose O'Neil, C. W. Kenyon, Rep«rttr. Virgiul*
I.imlsp.v. alro ran. Scratched —Folk.
Weather cloudy and cfild.
MELROSK, l><v. a—The Melnw Height* nine
trx.k the measure of the Acme Juniors at the
Meirose grounds this afternoon. Ttie ware:
R. ir. c.
Metro*.? Heights 7 S l
Acnie Juniors 3 6 2
Batteries— Wiiklns and Pullman, Jensen end
OAKLAND, !>«-. B.—-Ike East Oakland Cube
opened ibeir winter session this morning with
an easy vi.torv over the United Wire works
ii i lip. Ti>e -
R. IT. E. I
Ka»t Oa4iian«i (uM In it; jj
LnJJtfd Who «r«rka 7 11 2
"King ,, Graves Given Hard
Brush for Title at
Emeryville Meet
M. J. Graven, the L.os Angeles In
dian rider, and Dudley Perkins, the San
Francisco Indian rider, took the win
ning , laurels in the championship mo
torcycle contests held on the Emery
ville racetrack -yesterday, while Earl
Armstrong, who will be remembered
as one of the crack racers in last sea
son's events on the Blmhurst motor
drome, and who appeared for the* first
time yesterday in the present meet,
came In for marked attention by his
clever riding and his , issuing a chal
lenge to meet Graves in a five mile
match race next Sunday.
Graves and Armstrong met first in
the opening heat of the three mile
professional event and while Graves j
crossed the wire first he was closely j
pressed by Armstrong, who was just a
NNM or so behind the victor.
"When the men shot into the
' stretch on the last lap they were less
than three yards apart with Armstrong
leading. The crowd was on Its feet a£d
excitement ran high. As Armstrong
made the turn Into the home stretch
he was seen to swerve and make a
wide turn. In an instant Graves shot
by him and finished first while Hun
iston came in second and Armstrong
crossed the wire third.
Perkins gives every promise of be
ing one of the best dirt track riders
in the country. He takes the turns
much in the same daring fashion ajs
Graves and rides a very heady race.
He had no trouble in taking the three i
heats of the professional invitation j
race and the way ha gave battle to
Graves in the final of the Emeryville
derby is certainly worthy of much
George Renel, who came here her
alded as the French champion and
who promised to ride rings around
Graves, proved that France has nothing
to boast of in claiming him a cham
pion. He was last in every event in
which he competed and showed none
of the daring that characterized the
riding .of the American boys.
Lee *Flickenstein, who was looked
upon to do some fast work, was
forced out of the contests in the first
event. He was caught in a pocket
and in an attempt to get out of it he
ran into some of the soft dirt at the
side of the course and put his wheel
out of commission.
The match race between Graves and
Shaw was a farce. Graves hippo
dromed the contest and took 5:14 to
cover the five miles in order to make
a close finish with the New Torker.
! This sort of a performance should not
jbe countenanced by either the man-!
j agrement of the speed carnival or the
!F. A. 1C track officials.
In the amateur events H. Lorenson
again defeated Otto Walker, but tliia
I week he held the lead for the entire
I distance and finished far in front of
his rival. The other amateur event, was
captured by Hugh Robertson.
The aviation portion of the program
J which "was scheduled as an added at
traction had to be called off because of
the illness of Harry Crawford, the Chi
cago birdman, who was to be the star
:in this event. Crawford flew over the
! bay from Alameda to San Francisco on
Friday and contracted a cold from
which it is feared pneumonia may de
velop. The announcement that there
would be no aviation was made outside
the gates, so those who journeyed to
Emeryville to witness the flying were
hot disappointed after entering? the
The summary of the day's events fol
Event (t«. I, two mi!* , professional Invitation,
for points. 01 class: First heat-Won by Uudloy
Perkins (.Indiani, Harry Cogburn (Indian) soe
i ontl. Bqjb Barclay (Excelsior) third. Time. I:3H.
Event No. 2. three mile professional. "Emery
ville derby." for points. 6! class: First beet-
Won by M. J. Gruvee (Indian), p;arl Armstrong
(Excelsior) second. I>ee Huwiston (Excelsior;
third. Time, 2:38 35. ,
Event Nβ. 3, three allies amateur, stripped
stock machines, 30-50 class -Woo by Hngh Rob
ertson (Indian), F. Emery (Merkel) second,
George Williams (Indian) third. Time. 3:32.
Event No. 4, two wile professional invitation,
for points, 61 ctmss: Second heat—Won by Dud
ley Perkins (Indian), Harry Cogbnm (Indlani
isfiviri'l Bert Bruggfrmati (Indian.) third. Time.
l::.R" 5.
Event No. 3, thrpp roll' , professional, '•Emery-
Tille derby." for points, 61 class—Won by M. J.
GraTes (Indian) Humiston (Excelsior) eec
ond. Earl Arm»trong (Excelsior) third. Time,
2:39 1 -.-.
Erpnt No. 6. four mile proferoiortal inrltitlon,
for point*. 01 class: Kinal heat —Won by Dud
ley Perfclu* (Indian*. Harry Cogborn tlndian)
second. Bert UDdiaa) third. Time,
3:33 8-5.
Event No. 7. fITP mile amateur, stripped stork
machines. 61 elui—Won by H. fln
diani. Otto Walker (Indian) wcond ' Jack Ost
hoff (Exoeislor) third. Time. 5:09.
Event No. 8, fire miles professional match r»ee
—Won by M. J. Graves (Irtflian), Boy Shaw
(Excelsior) second. Time. , r »:14.
Event Kα 9, five mile professional consolation
rao*\ CI class—Won by I-ee Humlston (Efxcel
elefr), Harry Cojtbnrn (Indian) second. Bert Brug
cennan (Indian) third. Time. 4:513-5. •
Event No. 10. three mile, three cornered match
J race, for professionals 61 claee—Won by Bprt
1 Bnisgerman (Indian), hoy Shaw (Excelsior) iee
i ond. Le« Htimiston (Excelsior) third. Time.
! 3:0.-{.
Event No. 11, five mile professional. "Emery
ville derby," for points. 61 class: Final beat-
Won-by M. J. Grave* (Indian). Dudley Terklns
(Indian) second. Time. 4:27 1-5.
* * *
Odeatoa Touring; South Jβ Oakland
Six—Sales Manager J. B. Eecleston of
the Oakland Motor Car company left
yesterday overland In a new stx cyl
inder Oakland on a tour of California.
He is going from here to the southern
part of the state, making the tr!p by
easy stages, stopping at Del Monte,
Paso Robles. Santa Barbara. L*>s An
geles and Coronado. Mr. and Mrs. Ee
c I eat on will be joined Wednesday by
Pacific Coast Manager Henry L. Horn
berger. who will continue the trio with
Retention of Cup, He Says, Means Ceaseless Training
NEW YORK, Dec. B.—"America will have a hard
time retaining the international polo trophy in the
series of games with the English challengers next
year. Our representatives will find that the men
they will face are much superior in quality to those
who opposed them in 1911. The English players are
100 per cent faster and better players than those that
made up the team in the former contest.
"The English ponies rate 100 per cent better than
the mounts that the challengers rode in 1911. This
is an increase of 200 per cent in quality among the
players and horses that the American players de
feated in the American games. Can America fur
nish the native players and ponies' to meet this ad
In those words Foxhali Keene, one of the greatest
poloists in the country and one of the five nine-point
men (the highest handicap in polo in America—the
other four men are Harry Payne Whitney, Law
rence Waterbury, J. M. Waterbury and Devereaux
Milburne), struck a note of alarm as to the future
retention of the blue ribbon polo trophy of the world.
Keene was rather pessimistic in his views as to the
Season's Most Exciting Polo Game
Battle Rages Right Up To The Final Gong
Interest Centers Now
In Benefit Contest
NeA Sunday
Speciel Dispatch to The Cell
HTLLSBOROUGH. Dec. B.—ln the
hardest fought and by all means the
most exciting polo match witnessed on
a local field this winter, Tom Driseoll's
Whites this afternoon defeated Dick
Tobin's Reds by the narrow margin of
half a goal. The wearers of scarlet
battled to the last, and when the timer's
gong sounded the end of the eighth
chukkur they were putting up the
prettiest poJo imaginable. The final
score stood B*.£ to S.
Although Walter Hobart was missing
j from the lineup, the match was marked
jby hard riding, clever horsemanship
and occasional flashes of high quality
hitting. Aside from Driscoll, who as
an experienced player almost always
takes top honors. Will Tevis and Paul
Verdier were the stars of the match.
Verdier, as No. 1 for the Whites,
played a renjarkably good game for
the first half, making three goals, but
he seemed particularly done up during
the last four periods.
Playing In the No. 3 position for the
Reds. Tevis furnished the most excite
ment of the afternoon. Mounteed on
newly broken broncos from his father's
Bakersfield ranch, the young novice
brought the crowd to its feet time and
l time again with his wide reaches, quick
turns and long gallops. Once, In the
i seventh chukkur, he showed a flash
of brilliant polo by taking the ball
from the center of the field In a hard
gallop for a goal.
If he goes on well, as horsemen say,
this clever young player will be going
down to Coronado one of these days
wifh an all San Mateo team in quest
of the international cups that are won
and lost every spring.
Granted a well crowded clubhouse, a
bright, sunshiny atternoon and enough
spice in the air to make both players
and ponies restless, nothing could have
•been added as a possible aid to a polo
match. Society gTaced the event in
large numbers, motors and traps Being
parked on all sides of the clubhouse,
while the little veranda and the boxes
In front were thronged.
Referee Hoag tossed in the ball at
3:15 o'clock and Verdier made the first
score, with a goal from the ruck. The
Whites threatened to take another, but
were stopped several times by Howard
and Tevis, who adroitly sliced the ball
to the boards. Whites I, Reds 0.
When the ball went into play on the
30 yard line a* the opening of the
second chukker, Garritt made a long,
clean drive of_the ball, which skimmed
against the basket and bounced
through. After a miss of the ball by
Tevis and a try by Garritt, Verdier
made his first tally. Driscoll took
from the throwin and made a try, after
a futile attempt by Tevis to ride him
off. Tevis next took the ball, but made
a misdirected shot and Tobin followed
up with a try. Whites 3, Reds 0.
When Driscoll knocked in, Tevis
drove toward the goal, and Tobln tried
to score, but failed. The Whites
stopped a rush by Tevis, but when
Tobin passed a moment later the hard
riding youngster made a capital goal
shot. This goal by Tevis started a
rush by the Reds. Tobin made a diffi
cult try. scored on the knockin. and
Felton Kikins duplicated the perform
ance a minute later. With three goals
!by the Reds, the score was tied,
j Whites 3. Reds 3.
The very fact that he is being sought
by Promoter Coffroth as a 20 round
star this month is not stopping Willie
Hoppe from starting again as a four
rounder. The little terror from Butch
ertown jwst craves action and the more
of it he gets, the more he wants.
Ills next opponent will be Frankie
Smith, whom the fans regard as the
wisest and smartest lightweight in the
local game. Smith is really a veteran,
having been at it for the last,five or
six years, but he is still fast and
snappy and knows more about the in
side workings of the sport than Hoppe
ever may know. Smith is a splendid
ring general, besides being a pretty
fair two handed fighter, a good blocker
and very fast on his feet.
The admirers of the Butchertown
lad look for him to wade right into
Smith and rush him off his feet juet
as he already rushed tfte others. .Hoppe
fears no man no matter how big or
strong he may be.
Dan, "Porky" Flynn, the white hope
who recently arrived from Boston
seeking matches with Moran, Palzer
or Jim Flynn, has consented to make
his bow to the local sporte as a four
rounder and he will mix things up with
Sailor Schaefer of Vallejo. In the spe
cial event.
The Bostonian has been up against
som* of the best white hopes in the
country and generally managed to hold
his own or do a little better. He is a
Special Dispatch to Tbe Ctll
result of the forthcoming matches.
"We will have to work hard to fill the require
ments with first class material, both in players and
ponies, for 1913," continued Keene. "There is plenty
of time to do it and get everything in shape if the
players will only buckle down to work. It will mean
plenty of hard training of a serious nature. Unless
the poloists of this country start with this object in
view we will meet certain defeat.
"We had no such man to face on the English team
in 1911 as Walter S. Buckmaeter, who will be on the
team next year as captain. He is by long odds the
greatest poloist in England. He is a '10 point man ,
in that country."
In England the men are handicapped as high as
10 points. The members of the American team that
won and defended the cup in 1909 and 1911 and
Keene are rated as 10 point men in England; but
with a man like Buckmaster as an opponent, and
Captain Leslie St. George Cheape, Captain J. Hard
refis Lloyd and Captain R. G. Ritzen as assistants,
the American players will have as adversaries the
greatest team they ever faced.
Detailed Score for
Yesterday's Gontest
White*— Goals.
No. 1, Verdier 3
No. 2, (iforjf Garritt 3
No. 3, Thome* Driscoll *
Back, Harry Hasting* 0
Total groala earned 9
Lost by penalties Vt
Total acore for Whltea BV4
Red*— Goals.
Vio. 1. Klltlns 1
No. 2, Tobln S
No. 3, Tevla 4
Back, Howard 0
Total son In earned S
Lost by penalties O
Total score for Reds 8
I'cnelt j-—Foul by Vedlcr In the
Referee—Walter R. Hoif.
Game started-—3sls p. m.
Time of time— Eight periods,
TV* mlnates.
After a well directed back hand by
Tevis and a relay by Tobin, Driscoll
made a long carry 1 and missed from a
bad angle. The Reds carried back to
the other end of the field, and on a
place by Garritt, Verdier made an
excellent goal shot. Howard missed
the ball at the back position, and, mak
ing the most of the opportunity, Dris
coll made a long single handed dribble
and scored. Tevis followed up with a
slanting shot from the side of the field,
which just missed tTie posts. Verdier
tried near the end of the chukkur.
Whites 6. Reds 3.
On the knt)ckln at the opening of the
second half Driscoll scored on another
clever dribble. Howard and Tobin took
the ball from the center of the field
and Tevis drove 300 feet for a tally.
Verdier crossed Dick Tobln and was
penalized for a foul by the referee. A
hard race between Tevis and Driscoll,
both on fast mounts, was followed by
Driscoll stopping the Red rush and
then losing his mallet when seemingly
about to score. Whites 5Vs, Reds 4.
Garritt scored on the drlveln at the
opening of the sixth, and Driscoll
scored a second later on a neat cross
shot. Howard figured in a long gal
lop with four drives and hit the basket,
the ball bouncing over for a try. After
this piece of hard luck. Tobin scored
out of the ruck and Tevis followed
jt up with another of his dashing , goals.
Near the end of the chukkur Garritt
passed to Driscoll, who scored. Whites
BU. Reds 6.
Tevis made a long single handed
gallop and goal in the opening of the
seventh, Driscoll seeming to hold back
a trifle as though he didn't care. When
the Whites started a rush In the center
of the field. Tevis broke in and put It
to an effectual stop. He again saved
near the end of the chukkur by driving
to th«* boards. Whites 8%, Reds 7.
Driseoll's hard ride with the ball was
cut short by Tevis, and Tobin shot the
ball to the side. Howard again had
hard luck with a well directed drive,
the ball hitting ft lump of earth and
shooting- off at a bad angle. Tevis and
Elkins stopped a White rush and Tevis
nearly went down in a heap when his
horse collided with Garritfs. Tobin
scored and the Rede were still pressing
at the end of the chukkur. Whites 8%.
Reds 8.
Among , those who witnessed the
game from the clubhouse veranda, the
bleachers and the rows of boxes were:
Mr. and Mrs. Edward ToWn. Mr. snd Mrs.
George H. Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Curler I>«>,
Mr. and Mrs. William Itancan, Mr. and Mrs.
Boston Boy to Get
Crack at McGoorty
Special Dispatch to The Call
NEW YORK, Dec. &.—lt
n>as announced tonight that
Billy McKinnon, the Boston
middle weight, who not so long
ago gave Eddie McGoorly one
of the hardest battles that the
Wisconsin boxer had 'while in
the east, had been matched to
fight McGoorty January 12 at
Kenosha, Wis.
finished boxer and from all accounts,
a pretty fair hitter. His opponent Iβ
a big rough marine who is always will
ing to take a chance.
The usual list of preliminaries be
tween varied performers is also on the
bill of fare. It is as follows:
Groyer Binkley vs. Joe McGurn. mid
dle weighte; Rufe Cameron vs. George
Gibben. heavy weights; Hans Wagner
vs. Ray Manning, lightweights; Knock
out Campi vs. Ed Martin, lightweights;
Ed Miller vs. Kid Romeo, bantam
weights: Bob Bracken vs. George Ben
der, middle weights; Gene Terry vs.
Joe Wilson, feather weights.
OAKLAND. De<-. B—The Welle Fargon turned
tli* trick on thr I<aurcl» !n tbe second game thle
afternoon. The u.-orc: B. H. K.
Wells Fargo 8 10 2
Laurels , 7 9 2
Batterle* — Harnia, fpouiai snd, i'ecter; Mun
*ou and s»aisuu
Score Is SV 2 to 8 When
Smoke of Conflict
Clears Away
Gerald Rathbono, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Knight,
Mrs. Charles W. Clark. Mr. end Mrs. Oscar
Cooper, Sir. «n<l Mrs. Robin V. Hayne, Mr.
and Mrs. William Msto Newhail, Mr. and Mrs.
Oraent Tohfn, Mr. and Mr*. Xorris K. Daris,
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ciidaby, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert G. Hooker, Mr. and Mrs. Eujrene de
Rabla. Mr. and Mr*. Christian de Guigne Jr.,
Mr. and Mr*. Elliott McAllister Dr. and >frs.
W. C. ChMesrer, Mrs. Xbomas A. l>riscoll. Mr*.
Harry Hastings, Mrs. Mountford S. Wilson,
Mr*. Adrian Spllvalo. Miss Newhall. Mips Vera
de Sabla. Mlsg Amy Brewer, Mlse Evelyn Bar
ron, MiMe* Sbxwve. Misses Finnegan, Joseph
Pan-ott. E. I). Beylard, Miss Sophie Beylard.
Walter Hobart. Captain John Baroeson. W. M.
Roberts, 1.. E. Fuiler and James S. Dickie.
Polo for Worthy End
Special Dispatch to The Call
SAN MATEO, Dec. B.—While ail sorts
of prizes will be fought for and all
kinds of tournaments will be waged
on the Hillsborough fields during the
winter season, this month society is
centering its interest on the big match
next Sunday, December 15, for the
benefit of the Red Cross hospital iff
San Mateo. The men of the polo club
have promised to send Into the fray
two of their best picked teams, and
the women members of the peninsula
colony t are devoting their efforts to
stimulate Interest in the event.
Arrangements for the big charity
contest are being made by a commit
tee of women directors of the hospital
in conjunction with the officers of the
San Mateo Polo club, and the proceeds
will be devoted to the general fund of
the local institution. Following is the
committee of society women in charge:
Mesdamee— Ansel M. Em>ton
K. Dupleanta Beylard Walter Martin
Henry T. Rcott Francis J. Cerolan
Norrls K. Darin William H. Crocker
Lewis P. Hobart A. L. Whitney
Mountford S. Wilson I. .Srott
Antone Borel Percy L. Sbuman
J. B. Caeserly John John*
George Garrltt John 11. Coleman
Whitelaw Heid N. B. W. Gallwcy
The Red Cross hospital is a gift of
Mrs. Whitelaw Reid, wife of Ambas
sador Reid, to San Mateo and the sur
rounding cities. The present wooden
structure was erected several years
ago, and now Mrs. Reid has ordered
the construction of a concrete building
•to cost nearly $100,0(J0.
But the hospital has many needs
aside from its construction and equip
ment. The management finds it neces
sary often to treat patients free of
charge, and the benefit polo game is
intended to supply some of these needs.
The two teamsfor the charity match
have been selected as follows:
No. I— fi. W. Hon-aM No. I—W. 8. Hobart
No. 2—T. A. DrJjwoH No. 2—X. M. Tobin
No. 3—G. f». Garritt No. 3—Will Teris Jr.
Back—E. McAllister Back—H. C. Hastings
Ueferor. Walter R. Hoag.
The game will be played on El Cer
rito field and a general admission of 25
cents will be charged for the bleachers,
while seats at the clubhouse will be $1.
Twenty-five boxes have been provided
in fremt of the clubhouse veran4a,
seating five persons each, and these
will be sold at $10 a box. Arrange
ments will be made to park automo
biles at the cast end of the field.
Should the weather be Inclement next
Sunday the match will be postponed
for one week.
A wager between eeveral of the polo
lsts who hold membership in San Fran
cisco clubs has resulted In arrange
ments for a match December 24—'the
day before Christmas—between teams
representing , the Pacific Union and the
University clubs. The lineups fellow:
Edward W. Howard Walter S. Hobart
Richard M. Tobln Thomas A. Drlscoll
George S. Garritt C. <\e Guigne Jr.
r. B. Elklns . Elliott McAllister
Special Dispatch to The Call
STOCKTON. Dec. B.—The Stockton
all star basket ball team, long recog
nized as the best aggregation of its
class in California, suffered its first
defeat at the hands of a California
team last evening. The crack Berke
ley Y. M. C. A. aggregation invaded
the stronghold of the local whirlwinds
and cleaned them up by a score of 37
to 26 in a hotly contested game.
Neither team stalled for a moment.
It was a edee of wade in and play the
game from the moment the whistle
sounded. The Berkeley boys nearly
took the breath away from their rivals
by going right in and setting the pace.
They were th.c aggressors and they
rushed their opponents right off the
reel. The score at half time was in
favor of Berkeley by a score of 18
to 9.
The second half was even faster than
the first, the home team showing 1 to
better advantage, and gaining a bit on
the visitors. But the Berkeley boys
were game and more than iield their
Austin, a Rugby football man,
played a slashing same, scoring , five
goals. Embury grot three goals, Spencer
five, Gardine two and Norden one.
Special Dispatch to Tbe Call
MVERMOBK. Pec. 8. —The batket ball season
ot>«ned bore today. wli<»n t unipauv I of Ltrer
more defpateil the Pirate* of San* Francisco bj
a. score t<X i»7 to 21.
Great Crowd of Rooters Sees Second Contest
Of Championship Series in the Old
American Code Game
The husky Yosemite football players, exponents of the old American
game, took the measure of their old rivals, the Brooklyns, by a score of
13 to 3 on the St. Ignatius stadium yesterday afternoon in the presence of
a large crowd of rooters. It was the second game of a series of three for
the championship of San Francisco, the first contest, three weeks ago, re
sulting in a scoreless tie. They will play again on December 29. The field
was in good shape and the weather,
sharp and crisp, was almost ideal
for football. Both teams came on
the field with their strongest lineups,
but several of the stars on each side
were put out of commission, so fast
and aggressive were the tackling and
line bucking.
The main event performer wae Mo-
Km, the big left half for the To
es, who scored two place
first one was made In the first
er from the 35 yard line and the
d one In the second quarter from
5 yard line. Besides punting like
implon, McMlllian also starred aa
ensive man, holding his opponents
all the time.
The Yosemites won because of their
aggressiveness. They had the ball in
8' opponents' territory nearly all the
and kept hammering away at the
klyn line from the outset. Both
! resorted to rough tactics time
again, and several players had to
Referee Smith and Umpire Incell
their hands full watching the rival
allman was another Yoeemlte etar
who helped boost the victory over for
his team. He Intercepted a forward
pass In the last quarter and went over
the line for a touchdown, aided by
splendid Interference from his team-
Flynn and McCarty End the
Grind; Amenities Are
LOS ANGELES, Dec. B.—Jim Flynn
and Luther McCarty, aspirants to the
white heavy weight championship, who
will meet at Vernon arena Tuesday
night in a 20 round bout, virtually
ended training today. Each declared
himself fit to enter the ring and both
appeared to be In excellent condition.
Betting, which favored McCarty at
odds of 10 to S a few days ago, is now
at even money, ¥ lynn's friends holding
to the opinion that the veteran's expe
rience and aggressiveness will more
than offset the hard hitting propensi
ties of his youthful antagonist, despite
the difference of height and weight in
the latter's favor.
Those who forecast fight results
have been more than, cautious in pick
ing the winner because the prelimi
nary work of neither has been Burn
as to warrant anything like a definite
comparison between the two men.
Both have been handicapped by lack
of sparring partners with whom they
could "cut loose," and their boxing has
been more or less desultory.
The typewriter has played an Impor
tant part in the training, both having
been engaged tiirough their press
agents in what has come to be known
as "goat getting." It began on the oc
casion of the first public introduction
in the Vernon arena of the two men,
when Flynn sneerlngly told McCarty
he was a "big stiff." The young giant
retaliated by purchasing a pet monkey
and naming it "Jim Flynn." all of
which was duly emphasized through
the press. The long distance contro
versy increased in acerbity, reaching
Its climax In the interchange of such
acrimonious accusations as "dub" and
"bluff" on the part of each.
McCarty will enter the ring weigh
ing about 205, and Flynn is expected to
weigh about 185.
St. Joseph's Breaks Even
With Sacred Heart
The St. Joseph's teams broke even in
the basket ball games played on the
Company D court yesterday for the
benefit of the athletic association of the
school. In the curtain raiser the team
from the grammar department of Sa
cred "Heart college took St. Joseph's
Into camp in what was scheduled to be
an 80 pound game, but which, owing to
the size of the college boys, was
changed to a 110 pound affair.
The final score was 21 to 9.
Following were the teams:
St. Joseph's. Position. Sacred Heart.
P. McCaran Forward A. Cummins
W. McCarthy Forward J. Callanban
R. Gorman Onter C. Myr*
F. Walker Guard T. Doran
H. Finn. A. Cantjr.Guard..B. Murpby, C. Bertram
In the i»econd game the Tenth street
lads surprised the dopesters by defeat
ing the fast team from St. Peter's in
the 110 pound division.
The score was 34 to 12. The teams
St. Peter's. Position. St. Joaeph'a.
Schweltaer, Callan. .Forward J. Donoran
McCnrmack Forward H. WHi-h
C. OranrlUe Center J.. MoJ/auehlin
G Slevtn Guard 11. Goloble
Roach, Rhlnehart. .Guard Walker, Swgueon
McFarland Mixes Up With
Eddie Murphy Next
Special Dispatch to The Call
CHICAGO. Dec. B.—A match that
looks good to fight followers is the one
between Packey McFarland and Eddie
Murphy, scheduled for December Iβ.
at Kenosha, Wls. There is a sort of
three cornered argument, so to speak,
hinging on the, meeting between the
Bostonlan and his Chicago rival, with
Packey on one angle. Murphy at an
other, and the third occupied by Jack
Brltton. Boston Eddie thinks he can
beat McFarland, or for that matter,
anyone else in the lightweight field.
When he met Packey at South Bend
some time ago. McFarland was cred
ited with having the better of the
milling and Murphy was naturally
peeved over the result.
Murphy, who arrived in Chicago yes
terday, settled down to hard training
this morning at O'Connell's gymna
sium. He looks fit, as does McFarland,
who also got down to hard training
work today.
Fast Motorcycle Races at
Garden City
fi SAX * JOSE, Dec. : B.—Jay • Mason and
j Angelo Benedetti of San Francisco on
a Thor, and R. Watkins of ; Salinas ; and
B. Torres of San Jose, : the Harley
i Davidson team, divided ) the : prizes In a
seven hour endurance race held on the
San Jose driving park V mile track to
day, under the sanction of ; the ■ Federa
tion of American Motorcyclists. The
riders relieved each other every hour,
; when '&, stops twe^re;■ made V t for oil and
, ' ■
gfAl perfect score for endurance and
reliability was made by the Thor riders,
except ' for one man " slapping an , oppo
nent on the back for coming too ? close.
The judges decided 'to overlook this
and awarded the team the trophy.
I' Manchester, a member of ; one of *' the
Harley Davidson teams, took a hard
'fall in the one hundred and forty-first
mile when his front wheel grave way
under him, Oberg , and Zettle were
forced to quft In the two hundred and
thirty-third mile when their machine
■tripped a gear f ,
The teams were about evenly
matched in weight, but the aggressive
ness of the Yosemites made victory
certain for them in the early stages.
They kept hammering away at the
Brooklyn lineup and were always will
ing to take a chance. Brooklyn was on
the defensive most of the time.
• EastmaA and the Schroeder brothers
played the best ball for the Brooklyns.
Eastman scored a place kick in the
third quarter, saving his team from a
shut out.
They lined up as follows:
Ynsemltcs. Position. Brooklyn*.
Kcbiarora Onter Deutrh
E! eh man Center
<;. Morhtens ODter * ■
Murphy I.rft guard King
Ponzo l>ft tackle Ad!«r
J. Merhtene Right guard Krate*
Hampton Right tackle McLaitgblin
Wallman l>7l end Jurljtß
Duff Right end L. Schroder
Conradl Right end
l>e Right end
Hunter Fnllbaek Eaetman
Ifaaos. Right half .Brv.neman
MrMfllian IWt half B. SehroedT
Hoffman Quarter Scholee. Flatley
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ARMY 7. S. F. O. AMD E. ft
The Army team yesterday defeated the San
Francisco Gaa and Klectrlca at the Prealdlo.
Bradlpy pitched good ball for the winners,
though nine bits were nickwd up against him.
His support in the field waa not what it might
have been. Score: R. H. E.
Army T 9 2
Gas and Electric 5 9 2
Batteries — Bradley and Mandebtlla; Kline,
Scanlon and Menning.
Special Dispatch to Th* Can
VAtXdBJO, Dec. 8. —President W. E. Downing
<nf the Solano branch of the California Flab and
Game Protective association has appointed a
boaril of directors conslstlDj of Colonel W. B.
Killingsworth of VacaTille, Frank Stewart of
Detiverton, K. A. TVtlaon of Salaoa and Jamea V.
OHara of Vallejo.
YosEinrES vs. all vallejo
Special Dispatch to The Call
VATXEJO. Dee. B.—The crack Tosatnlt* font
ball pleren of San FrancUco will come to Vallejo
on Sunday. December 15, 'to meet the All
Vallpjos. Tbie will be the flrst time that the
Yosemitea hare rlaitcd Vallejo thia eeaaon and
the local fane are looking forward to a bard
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