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A Clean, Wholesome • Paper_/for • 1 C alifornia Homes - VOLUME 114.—X0. 132. SEALS TRIM OAKS IN HOT CONTEST HERE'S COBB, CALLED THE BASEBALL KING This is the mighty Ty Cobb, as he looks when ready to deliver one of his binglers Ralph Rose's Olympic and Other Victories 1904— St. Louis, won shotput, 48 feet 7 inches. 1908— London, won shot put, 46 feet inches. 1912—Stockholm, won two handed shotput, 90 feet 5.4 inches. Held Olympic record from 1904 to last year, when Pat McDon ald beat him by fraction over an inch, establishing new Olympic record. His two handed put is the present Olympic record. National Championships Won by Rose SHOTPUT 1907, 49 feet inches; 1908, 49 feet inch; 1909, 50.26 feet; 1910, 49 feet 1 inch; 1911, 1912 and 1913 did not compete in national events. Throwing the Discus 1905— 117 feet 5 inches. 1909— 131.8 feet. Throwing the Javelin 1909—141 feet 7 inches. He had won innumerable championships of the Pacific associa tion in the shots, weights, hammer, discus and javelin. His victories in the local championships date back to 1901 and follow in almost an unbroken line up to 1912. He had never been defeated in local shot put championships. Worlds Records Held by Rose OUTDOOR 8 POUND SHOT 67 feet 7 inches, at Travers island, September 14, 1907. 12 POUND SHOT 57 feet 3 inches, at Celtic park. Long island, August 29, 1908. 16 POUND SHOT 51 feet, Golden Gate Park stadium, October, 1909 (Portola). 28 POUND SHOT 34 feet S*A inches, Travers island. New York, September 14, 1907. 16 POUND SHOT BOTH HANDS WITH TOE BOARD 91 feet 10U inches, Shell Mound park, June 2, 1912. WITHOUT TOE BOARD 91 feet 10 inches, New York, June 12, 1913. Rose's Indoor Records 8 POUND SHOT 66 feet 4 inches, San Francisco, February 5, 1909. 12 POUND SHOT 57 feet 7H inches, San Francisco, February 5, 1909. 16 POUND SHOT 50 feet 2 inches, San Francisco, February 23, 1912. 18 POUND SHOT 45 feet inches, San Francisco, February 21, 1913. Besides the above world's records Ro3e also held the shotput records for America, England. Ireland, Canada, Germany and France. He also holds the German putting the stone record. Be sides all these records he held practically every weight record of the Pacific coast. I'M FOR WILSON,' SAYS REP. KENT "President Wilson is this country's one best bet. and I am for him," said Congressman Kent in an address be fore tbe San Francisco center at the Palace this afternoon. Congressman Kent la strong for all of the members of the cabinet and Clinks the administration has made good. Kent was a bull mooter last year. TO HOLD "INDOOR PICNIC" Fruitvale parlor, Oakland, Native Son* of the Golden West, has ax y nge-i an "indoor" picnic for Novem >jr 15, which will be given in Eagles' hall, Liese avenue and East Four teenth street. Races, games and mu *tc will make up the program. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL 2 BLOW OUT GAS AND NEARLY DIE Patrick and Cornelius Connolly, brothers, who arrived in San Fran cisco from New York three days ago, and who have been staying at the home of their brother, Timothy Con nolly, at 8 Forty-eighth avenue, Rich mond District, had narrow escapes from death by gas asphyxiation today. Both men were found unconscious jat noon by their brother. Gas was I escaping from one of the burners in their room. The men were rushed to the Park emergency hospital, where they will recover. Timothy Connolly explained that his brothers probably blew out the gas when they retired at midnight. TWELVE PAGES—SAN FRANCISOO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1913. Ralph Rose, Track Star, Dies WHO'S BASEBALL KING? COBB LEADS ALL SAYS HOWARD DEL HOWARD Manager of the Seals and Former BIS Leapir Star TO pick out tho best ball player you have seen means to delve Into a great army of men where - the competition Is keen, but still lt Is not a difficult task for me, as Ty Cobb has al ways impressed me as being the greatest. Some of these younger fellows I have not seen, but they have not accomplished enough to be compared with the Geor gian wonder. Seldom is thsrs found a ball player who has not a weakness of some kind, and when a star comes along you try to find de fects in his- makeup, and natur ally you study him closely. I have watched Cobb play In many a game, and I have studied his style of play to ascertain whether he had any faults, and If he has, I confess, I was not keen enough to observe them. To me he is the perfect ball player. First ot all, he looks the part. Every line of hi* physical makeup Indicates that he ls an athlete, and on top of this won derful frame there ts a head that has some brains. Speed com bined with brains and a wonder ful eye are Cobb's greatest assets. I can not say much of Collins, as I have not seen him play often enough to criticise him. I will say this, however, that he im pressed me very much as being a player of the Cobb type, and he must be a great man when such a good Judge of a ball player aa John McGraw has proclaimed htm the best. Wagner is a great player and may have been the equal of Cobb eight or ten years ago. Wagner is unlike Cobb In one noticeable respect. If the Dutch man makes a boot or something goes wrong he is likely to go up tn the air a bit. On the other hand. Cobb can pull off a bad play, smile at the crowd and play along at the same even tenor as if nothing had happened. Cobb excels Jackson, to my way of thinking, because he ha& more brains. Jackson, while undoubt edly a great player, has not the intelligence of the Georgian. Why, if Cobb were playing with a team like New York we would hear a great deal more of him. He gets away with stuff that few ball players would attempt. The New Yorkers would idolise him and his great plays would be given a great deal mere pub licity than he gets now. Detroit is one of the poorest baseball towns on the American league circuit. There ls nothing the Georgian can not do. In the field he plays the game faultlessly. He ls an enthusiastic worker and he is al ways going at full speed for his club. He Is one of the best field ers in the game and he plays the game intelligently from a defen sive standpoint. He naturally shines brightest on the offensive. At the bat and on the bases is where he catches the eye, as this style of play gives htm more opportunities to display his remarkable playing abilities. I tell you that any time he goes to the bat the opposing pitcher has no idea what he is going to do. He is thinking all the time, and one of his strongest points is to outthink the other fellow, which he does successfully year after year. When he goes to the bat you can not tell just what he ls .going to do. He has a great eye. Any time he swings at the ball he usu ally hits it squarely and the ball is sent out to the field on a line. But he can shove and push the ball with wonderful skill. Let the shortstop or any of the inflelders make one false break on a ground er and lie is almost sure to reach first safely. It Is the same on a drive to the outfield. • The gardeners must handle the ball perfectly, or else Cobb is on his way to second. He is a player who takes advantage of every opportunity, and the other fellows' mistakes are him grain. Now, just who IS the great est ball player in the world? "Muggsy" McGraw, the New York Giants' manager, re garded by many as the best judge of players in the country, says Eddie Collins, second sacker of the Athletics, is without question the best in the business. Bill Lange, at one time a Sox star and the fastest base runner of his time, takes issue with Mc- Graw. Lange picks Honus Wagner, the wonderful Pirate shortstop, as the peer of them all as an all around diamond star. Now cornea Del Howard, who Was in the big show before he became manager of the Seals, and says in his judgment both McGraw and Lange are wrong. Del thinks Tyrus Cobb, the De troit slugger and speed merchant, has it on all others when it comes to the delivery of baseball goods. And there you are. Mr. Fan, let us hear from YOtJ on the subject. Send in YOUR choice with some rea sons, which The Call will gladly print. 12 Inch Shells Here, Big Dreadnoughts to Use Them, Expected 1,500 Armor Piercing Missiles Reach Mare Island—Officers Believe Warships Will Soon Follow MARE ISLAND, Oct, 16.—The ar rival of 1.500 12 inch armor piercing shells at Mare island today leads the yard officials to believe that several of the dreadnoughts are to be sent around to this coast in the near fu ture, as the old monitor Cheyenne ls the only vessel in Pacific waters that carries 12 inch rifles. The shells are worth close to $300,000. Beavers Can Lose All Games and Keep Flag By taking the first game of this afternoon's double header from the Angels on the southern diamond the Portland Beavers clinched the pen nant. They have yet 11 games to play, but they can lose every one and still finish ahead of the Tigers or the Senators, even If these teams win all their remaining game*. Portland has held the lead in the pennant race for .the last three months. MoCredie's men got off to a very poor start, and for a time they looked like tail enders, but just as soon as their pitchers rounded to form they started out and have" dis played the class ever since. Jewish Athletes Hold Annual Meet Oct. 25 The Jewish Sabbath Schools' Ath letic league will hold its annual track and field meet at the stadium Sunday, October 25. The league has con ducted these meets for some years and has been turning out some high class athletes In the various divisions. The meet is run off under the weight system. The Hebrew orphan asylum boys have always shown a decided superiority and have won the meet for the last two years. This organ ization will have a full team in the coming meet Gaelic Footballers Are Out for Title The title of champion Gaelic foot ball team of the Pacific coast will be settled Sunday afternoon at Grove street park, Fifty-sixth and Grove streets, Oakland, when the Geraldlnes of Oakland and the Celtics of San Francisco clash for the honors. Both teams have clipped the wings of the speedy Parnells of San Fran cisco, and should put over a fast con test. A large delegation of fans will support both clubs from the bleachers. M. C. Ring will lead the Geraldlnes in the field and Jack Crowley will cap tain the Celtics. Billy McCarthy of Crockett will referee. 'Joe Bush May Excel Inhnsnn f Says Mar.k NEW YORK. Oct. I«.—-Matty ls a hero, but no more so than is young Joe Bush in Philadelphia. Mack ven tured the prediction that next year Bush would be another Joe Wood and possibly would excel Walter Johnson in winning percentage- HERE'S ROSE PUTTING 16 POUND SHOT t *. This is the latest photo of champion shot putter of the world ROSE CHAMPION TEN YEARS UNMACK WRITES APPRECIATION WILLIAM UNMACK Ralph Rose, California's native son giant, who has done more to bring the' state of California before the na tions of the world as a producing cen ter of world's athletic champions, is dead. The death of the big hearted big man is an International event which will be deeply regretted in every country of the world. The death of the -champion shot putter takes from this country a man who has been In the public eye fqr more than 10 years and for all that time has been acknowledged as a world's champion. A giant in build in every particular. Ralph was also a giant in his performances. His right hand and arm brought many a ' world's record to the Golden state, and his series of world's record breaking feats dates back to 1901, when he was a schoolboy at Healds bur* hts/h. Even as a schoolboy he won world recognition for himself and ha* bean FEVER FATAL TO FAMOUS ATHLETE Ralph Rose, champion shot putter of the world, died this morning at 11:30 o'clock at McNutt hospital from typhoid fever, after an Illness of two weeks. He was a native of Healde burg and made his flrst appearance In the athletic world in 1903, breaking world's records in the weights ever since. He was 28 years old. Rose had been practicing law for the last four years and Was a partner of Bert Cadwalader. A slight illness of a week's dura tion suddenly developed into typhoid October L. and he waa taken to the hospital. Picture snapped at stadium two weeks before he was taken sick an International figure ever since. At that time he set -new world's figures in both the 12 pound and 18 pound shots, and has kept on breaking his own marks ever since, no one else being in a class with hint. He holds these marks and many others today and they will stand for many years. Rose . has represented his country since 1904 in Olympiads and won his events. Last year at Stockholm he lost, the rlghthanded shotput-to Pat McDonald of New York by inches, but came back the next day in the two handed event and won his laurels by feet. Rose was popular with every one. His appearance in a track meet always meant a hearty welcome. He was a sportsman through and through. Always willing to help a lad ac quire the art of shotputtlng, he was glad to show the knack. Even in competition he would point out his opponents' faults at the risk sf being beaten. s Francisco •« Fir«t Great Daily Founded.-1856 SAN FRANCISCO CAPTURES THIRD CLASH OF SERIES IN FIGHT FOR 1913 EDCE AT OAKLAND The Seals and Oaks met on the is a little battle on between the two nant race. They have clashed in si met in something like 40 games, and their transbay rivals. There is a hot fight on between these clubs for in dividual supremacy. They have five more games to play and there is like ly to be some hot battles in the re maining *games of the series. The Seals* chances of getting out of the second division look to *be slim. FIRST INNING San Francisco —.Mundorff fouled out to Alexander. McArdie walked. John atone grounded out to Ness, McArdie going to second. Schaller popped to Ness. No runs, no hits. Oakland—Coy fanned. Hetling sin gled to right field. Kaylor forced Het ling, Cartwright to Downs. Zacher out, Corhan to McArdie. No runs, one hit, SECOND INNING San Francisco—Downs out. Pruttt to Ness. Corhan fanned. Cartwright popped to Hetling. No runs, no hits. Oakland Ness out. Downs to Mc- Ardie, Cook out. Downs to McArdie. Leard filed to Schaller. No runs, no hits. THIRD INNING San Francisco —Clarke and Fanning fanned. Mundorff flied out to Kaylor. No runs, no hits. Oakland —Alexander fanned. Pruitt out. Fanning to McArdie. Coy beat out an Infield hit to short. Hetling singled to right field and Coy was out at third, Mupdorff to Cartwright. No runs, two hits. FOURTH INNING San Francisco— McArcHe out, Leard to Ness. Johnston flied to Kaylor. Schaller singled to center field, went to third when Zacher let ball get away from him. Downs flied out to Kaylor. No runs, one hit, one error. Oakland —Kaylor out. Cartwright to McArdie. Zacher fanned. No runs, no hits. ' FIFTH INNING San Francisco —Corhan popped to Alexander. Cartwright safe when Cook booted his grass cutter. Clarke fanned and Cartwright out stealing second. Alexander to Cook. No runs, no hits, one error. Oakland —Cook filed to Johnston. Leard walked. Leard stole second. Alexander fanned. Pruitt flied to Mundorff. Ko runs, no hits. SIXTH INNING San Francisco—Fanning out, Leard to Ness. Mundorff grounded out to Ness. McArdie walked. Johnston filed to Kaylor. No runs, no hits. Oakland —Coy tripled to center field. Hetling filed to Johnston, Coy held on third. Kaylor filed out to Johnston and Coy was out at third for leaving the bag before the ball was caught. No runs, one hit. Masons Want Bar, Cafe and Hotel Properties Voting two to one, the grand lodge of Masons today defeated the propo sition to amend the Masohic laws so aa to exclude hotel men and restau rent men from membership In the order. This vote waa the special or der of business in the morning ses sion and argument on the proposition consumed more than an hour. The amendment was offered by Del egate H. M. Owens. It was offered as an extension of decision of the grand lodge last year excluding persons en gaged in the liquor business from the order. I PRICE ONE CENT. transbay lot this afternoon and there clubs'that cuts no figure in the pen x series during the season and have the Seals - hold a one game lead over I' — : IF THEY WIN \Y. L. Pet. Portland 160 78 f!7« Venice IBS 5»fl 818 San PraDdico 07 !«» 405 Onklan.1 84 113 433 IP THEY LOSE W. ' I.. Pet. Sacramento 97 01 S1« San Franciaco 96 100 400 I-on Anjrelea 93 103 474 Oakland Kit iti a-'t Portola Rugby Game Is Now a Certainty Final details were completed today for the Portola interscholastic Rugby championship, when G. E. Mercer, president of the Academic: Athletic league, granted a sanction for the srame between : Berkeley high and Palo Alto high at the stadium. The panetion of the Academic leagne was necessary to allow the Palo Alto team to compete with an other team that is' a member of an other league. The game between Berkeley and Palo Alto schools will be played at the stadium at 2:30 next Wednesday afternoon and immediately after the completion of this contest the New Zealand and Santa Clara teams will take the field. 1,000 Made Homeless By Shanghai Fire SHANGHAI, Oct. 16.—A thousand persona are homeless as the result'of a fire this afternoon which destroyed half a square mile of houses. | LOUISVILLE RESULTS | First race, six furlongs, selling, 4 year olds and upward—Flex, 115 (Borel), 3 to 1, even ami 1 to 2, won; Isadora, 109 (Jederis), even aad 1 to 2, second; Winifred D, 107 (Griner). 2Vi to 1. third. Time, 1:13. Scratched — Wlntergreen. John D. Wakefield, Cosgrove, Presumption. Knight Peek. Paddy dtp, Inlan. Tn; Reach, Back Bay, Florence Roberts, also ran. Second race, mile, maidens. 2 year olds, purse— I.tndar. 110 (Gross}. 2 to 1. 4 (.. S and 2 10 3. won; Iridescence. 110 (Woods), 4 to 5 and 2 to .">. second; •Sadie Jouett. 110 (An drawl, even, third. Time, 1:40 3-5. P.aybcud. Squire Bill. AJax, Flying Fiances. •Mrnhach, Duke of Shelby. O'Reilly. Little Bean, J. No lan also ran. 'Weber entry. Third race, one and an eighth miles, 3 year olds and upward—Charter, 111 (Henry), 4 to 1, 8 to 5 and 7 to 10, won: Amos. 108 (Gross), even and 1 to 2. second: Polls, ill (Loftus), 7 to 10. third. Time.- 1:83-1-5. Louls-Widrig,. Wishing Ring, Console. Patrnche, Falcada. Ben, La sea also ran. Fourth race, six furlongs, handicap, all ages—Brlngburst, 105 (Woods). 1 to 2 and ont, won •; 31m Baser. 100 (Loftus). 1 to 3 and out. second; Rifle Brigade, 00 (Taylor), out, third. Time. 1:11. Sun Queen also rau. Fifth race. |iiirse. 2 year olds, fire and a half rurlo:ig«—F,merald Gem. It>s (Gould i, 7 to 4 to 3. out. won: King Worth. 102 i Henry I, I to 4. out. second: Lost Fortune. 102 (bislimoii •. 8 to •">. third. Time, 1:0 ft. Dr. Samuel. Ilnttie Me. Ivan Gardner. J..hu Guml, also ran. Sixth race,,selling. 3 year olds awl upward, on* and a sixteenth miles—Oaklmrst. 104 (Kederla). 3 to V, even, 2 to 5. won; T. M. Green. 104 (Griner), 3 to 2. 7 to 10. (tecoad*; Joe Diebold. 105 (McDonald), 1 to 8, third. Time, 1:45 4-5. Cracker Box, Muff, Guide Post, Manager Mack, also ran.