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THE OMATTA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER 27, IPO?.
CUR EARLIEST GOLF CUJB Did iTeiident-Elect Taft Err In So Call In j St. Andrew's f PEIOll ONE IN WEST VIRGINIA Hlmwt IU1U rirat ta Bs Inror aaratea in rw York state Flcalee Halts Wkn Gam Was Yaaasj. NEW YORK. DM- President-elect Taft In tha hearty letter read at th recent dinner In this city of the St. Andrew's Golf club, referred to the club lh oldeet In this country. This 1 now true, for Since the orranlsatlon on November II, 1888, there v.. h.n no luu In Its activities; but It -was not the first one. Recent Investigation has disclosed that there was a golf club started In West Virginia In 1884 or 1887 which flourished until about 1900, and possi bly than were other local clubs or tne same era, but none of this pioneer band haa survived. The location of th West Virginia club was about four miles from Whit Buipnur flnrmn In Bresnbier county, on the slopes of the Allegheny mountains. Ftank O. nelnhart, who, when at Princeton, won the lnteroolleslat Golf association cnampion ship, has been visiting" there for eighteen or twenty summers and has played over that nrlmal course. Two of the five founders of St. Andrews were native Scots, the late Robert lockhart, who. on one of his business trips, brought from that country the first clubs and balls ver seen In Yonkers. and John Reld. The others were their neighbors, the late Harry . Unlhrook. 11. U. xaunwMiBo " l. . - nr.- VU1nt AJItirsA had ItS I HIMIh ' ' " ' Inspiration also 1n Scotchmen who obtained their playing equipment from their native land. i. R Canr Montagu In a letter from Oak' hurst. White Suiphur Springs, states that tha first srolf oourse consisted -oi tnree practice holes laid out at Orey Cliff, the estate of George. Grant, to whom the charms of th game had been introduced by his cousin. Lionel Tarrln, who had played In Ceylon. This was In 1S86 of 1887. About tha sam year a seven-hole links was laid out at Oekhurst, the country place of Montague' father, and a little club formed., The earliest members were Messrs. Grant, Tarrln, Montague and A. E. and R. MacLeod, who purchased a chal lenge medal which was played for at regu lar Intervals. For a long time all the clubs nd balls were brought over from Scotland bv friends of the MacLeods or by them as they went back and forth about everr mn vears. It was at that time quite im possible to get clubs or balls at any of the snorting goods houses In this country. The seven-hole course was somewhat ovar a mile for the round and three rounas w. .v.- .,ii anntest. It had a number of itiv vot-v snortv hazards. Th call to members to attend the St. .Andrews dinner said it was to celebrate w. twentieth anniversary of the "organ- .nA Incornorati&n." According to ' the recollections of old-time Manhattan golfers the club was not Incorporated untH h. 4ntr of 1892-88. when It had been de cided to leaaa or buy land for a better . tvi.t the . course. It. is on recoru, u" Bhinnroo.k Hills Golf club was Incorpor ated at Albany in 1K1 and for two years .... .unilnni had Been unaer "J v iurv V ' , mnr m.t Southampton. 1 it,.,, im Ana areat honor that Is due to the Bhlnneoock Hills Golf club. It has not skipped an open or Invitation tournament any season slnoe the inaugural one In 1891 In addition, the national championships of 1896 wera held over the sand dunes, and. besides, special competitions arranged U give matches to the visitors. Willie Park. Tr snd Harry Vardon. the Shlnnccock Hills folk gave a special tournament to en. tertsln the Oxford and Cambridge team In 1903 Also the club had the women's na- i. lam the best and most generously IUIIDI 111 . conducted tournament ever held for the feminine golfers. The uaraen v-.u club held its usual Invitation last spring tha amateur .championship last fall. but it Is exceptional that a metropolitan golf association club does not drop IU tournament the season It gains a nattonal championship. Golf was a family picnic at St. Andrews In 1S88. It was played over a few holes on th. fl-Ms ODOOSlte the Holbrooa nonio. Gardeners were engaged to keep the grass short on the putting greens and to mow tha fairway every week. Clubs and balls bore Scottish trade marks, and so that the members might recognise their own bands of colored pamta were on the club shafts In croquet, mallet style. When Harry Hol- u t. in.t the head of a favorite mashle ha had to send the club by Lock hart to havs a new one refitted. Balls were ..r xid the members did not think the hours wasted that they spent In the long .,.. Marching for one. The holes were au out bv hand and were very shallow. After holing out the players would take a ik of earth from the edge of tho hole to make a tee with, so that at the close of the play the hole would be the else of a soup plate. Sand boxes, tin cups, disks and caddie bags were all unknown. So wr raddle boys, and those to volunteer were often Fred Holbrook and the Reld bova. John. Jr.. and Achle. "As the twig inclines the tree will grow, .ni not lonsr after young Holbrook and John Raid, jr., started scholastic golf by laying out the, first course at Lawrence vtlle. When Rsid went to Yale he helped to begin golfing there, while Lawrencevllle boys Inaugurated the game at Princeton. Oolf at Harvard was due mainly to boys front 8t. Paul's and - St. Mark's schools. Many persons had been hit with flying ' golf balls or club heads before Simeon Ford,, as be told th St. Andrews diners, one soaked John, D. Rockefeller at Lake wood on the off hind leg in the golden calf, from his. tee shot '.'The only man ' probably to ever touch John D. and get away with If but th very first accident "In American golf happened on this llule course. Kenneth Putnam and Fred Hol- t.rnik were in a maicn wiira ins mi m the former's cleek flew vt f. It hit young Bogert. who was serving as caddie, but did not seriously hurt him. A tent served as a club house for the St. Andrew's goiters on the Holbrook couise. . la loS they bad a short seven-hole course on ground now part of th Ewlng estate. . Th John Reld gold medal wss played for there a, won by P.. Cortlandt Myers. A spreading apple tree was the shelter and V clothe rack for the goiters, supplemented r on special days by a tent In ISti-W ; there was a great accession of new mm- bers who learned th gam at Southamp ton or abroad. The removal- to the nhie : hole course at Grey Oaks. In tha suburbs i of Yonkers on the Sawmill Rer road. ? was In tha spring of UH An fld farm v house was equipped as a atmfortable club house and Bam Tucker brought from ! England to be a professional. bo was later JoinoJ ty his brother. W11L' The mem . btrshlp Increased very fsst and for two years or so St. Andrews had the best rours end horn around Manhattan. Hut in VSm-M tha gam had so spread that matches wer regularly played with ; teams from Staten Island, Long Island and Xw Jerre clubs: also with Philadelphia and Boston teams. Th St Andrew's Golf j rlub la irM felt th nee', of expansion if It wss to keep its foremost place. The ground was Act well suited to an eighteen hole course, besides, th Boston owners would not flft selling price, and there was nothing to do but seek a new spot St Andrew's held open tournament each fell over the Sawmill River course and sn annual professional tournament also. A notable match in 1896 was between Willie Psrk, Jr., the twice British champion, and Willie Campbell, then engaged at Boston. There have been open amateur tourna ments of Importance over tho Mount Hon course, but not for some years. Th Metropolitan . Golf association champion ship of 1W6, In which Jerome D. Travers earred his first title, was the most Im portant tournament ever held at the Mount Hope links, arid In ISM the Philadelphia New York match, the earliest of the semi annual series that haa been succeeded by th trt-clty match, was held at St An drew. Th club, has had but three presi dentsJohn Reld for many years, J. C Ten Eyck for one year, and J. B. Thomas, One tournament over the Sawmill River course has had an Important bearing on American golf history. The Newoptr Golf club announced an amateur championship for September I and i 1904, but made the mistake of holding the competition at medal play th gam of th professionals at open championships. There war twenty starters and th program called for thirty, six holes of medal play. The winner was William Lawrence, entered from the New port club, and who had learned the game at Tau, France. He did 188 and beat C. B. Macdonald by on stroke. The latter then played from the Chicago Golf club, and began golfing when at St Andrew's uni versity, Scotland. ' Committeemen of our St. Andrews promptly arranged for an amateur cham pionship at match play on October 11, 12 and 13. Macdonald had his revenge by de feating Lawrence In the semi-final, 2 up and 1 to play, but he was beaten 1 up In the final by L. B. Stoddart, an Engllnhman, who had learned his golf In that country. The clash and the consciousness that the game had a great future in this country brought the leaders Into council on Decem ber, 22, 1904, the United States Oolf associ ation came Into existence at a meetlna In the Calumet club, Manhattan. Charter members were St. Andrews. Shlnnecock, Hills, Chicago Golf club. Country club, Brookllne and. the Newport Golf club. Ohio Is the1 mother of presidents and St. Andrew Is the parent of many golf clubs. There was a great opening of new courses about Manhattan In 1895-97, and In most cases the founders were players over the old course. Each new club sapped the en ergy of St. Andrews In a manner, for It meant the loss of a few members. It was a critical time too, as. property for an eight-een-hole course had been bought at Mount Hope and a clubhouse finished. The re moval was In the latter year. T. "A. Have meyer, first president of the United States Golf association was the financial backer of the undertaking ond his sudden death made a complication. The election of Joseph R. Thomas, as president, ended the club's troubles and it Is now very prosperous, There are few better Inland cotrrses In the country, and should the United States Golf association ever open Its heart to give the old club a national championship the public win find this out. NICKNAMES FOE BALL CLUBS Bis; Teams Seldom railed After the Cities They Represent. It Is an odd fact that the base ball teams representing leading cities In the United States are seldom called by their proper names. When fans are talklne- base hull they rarely refer to John McOraw's great team as the NewYork Nationals, but af fectionately cling to the time honored name. "Giants." This Is the case prac tically all over the country and the reasons for It Is Interesting. With two ball teams In a major league city It Is easier to distinguish between them by using nick names than tacking on the name of the league which each represents. Hence we have ths "Giants" representing the metropolis In tha National league and the "Highlanders" or. "Yankees" doing the same in the American league. In the old days, say twenty years ago, the same practice prevailed but not ex actly for the same reason, as two clubs in a single city, barring Philadelphia, could not live. The New Yorks were first nicknamed the "Giants" In those days because the players were all big men. Buck Ewlng, Tim Keefe, 'Roger ' Connor, Bill Brown, George Gore, Ed Crane, Jim O'Rourke and Mike Tternan were , six footers and powerfully built. The Brook lyns were called the "Bridegrooms" be cause a majority of them had just been married. The Chlcagos, under Anson, were known as tha "White Stockings." for the reason that they wore hose of that color, and the St. Louis Browns under the leadership of Comlskey were simi larly named. So were the old Cincinnati Reds, while alt the Boston , teams were known popularly as the "Beaneaters." The Cleveland!, with Pat Tebeau at the helm, were dubbed "The Spiders," as some of the players were slightly built and had thin legs. The old Detroit cham pions were always called "The Wol verines" and the Plttaburg team bore the name of "Smoky Cltys" and "Pirates' from time Immemorial. The Washing tons were hailed everywhere as "The Senators," while In Quaketown the Phillies and the Athletics -Were the same old rivals. The Indianapolis team was nicknamed the Hooslers and the old Met ropolltans of the American association were known familiarly as the Meta. The Loulsvllles were the Colonels and In US! there was such a team as the St. Louis Maroons In the defunct Union association engineered by H. V. Lucas. Nowadays we hear of the Boston Red Box of the American league and the Boston Doves, named for their reputed Owner, George B. Dovey. The Brooklyns are staggering under th name Trolley Dodgers . and 1 In Chicago we have the Cubs and the White Sox. The Cleveland! have been nicknamed the Naps because th greet Lajole la their leader, while the Detrolts are known all over tha land as The Tigers. In St Louis ths Browns and the Cardinals are rivals for patronag. The Washingtons have shaken th sena tors for th Nationals, but the Cincinnati! and Plttaburgs still stick to the Reds and the Pirates. That is the case with the Phillies and the Athletics In Phtladelphl too. Some of the other nicknames sra the Baltimore Orioles. The Jersey City Skeeters, the Newark Bailors, the Providence Clam Diggers, the Flour Cltys of Rochester,' the Buffalo Bisons, the Montreal Royals, the Milwaukee Brewers, the St Paul Angela the Kansas City Blues, the New Orleans Pelicans and others too numerous to men lion. HOWARD JONES GOES TO YALE lyracsw lurk Will Have Chars; ( the Kit Team. NEW HAVEN, Conn.. Dec. M.-It was reported here rucently that Howard Jonea, Tale, 'l. and coach of this year's Syra cuse university foot ball team, will be placed In charge of the Tale l4 foot ball squad. Jones did excellent work with th New Yorkers last season and great efforts have been made to place him In charge of the Bulldog's gridiron affairs. The Navy and Syracuse are both after Jones for aext year, but he will undoubtedly glvs his service to bis alma cnaWr, MANY BOXERS TURN TABLE Defeat Does Not Necessarily Prerent Eeyersal in Form. WHIPPED MAN OFTEN GETS BACK Iastaaees Hiatroii In Which Pugi lists Kaoehed Oat r Beaten an Decision Have gabseaaeatly Beat Their Coaejaerars. When Bill Papk knocked Stanley. Ket-chr-1 out In their mill at Lns Angeles last fall It wa generally believed because of the so-called mystic sign In puslllsm thst Ketchel could not "come back" when he met. Fapk again in 'Frltco. But when Ketchel surprised everybody by putting Pnpke to sleep the historians of the boxing game begsn to unearth similar case In which pugilists once beaten or put to sleep regained their lost laurels In mills with the same antagonists. Beginning with old Bob Fltxsltnmons, for Instance, It Is on record that he wss besten In Australia In four rounds by Jim Hall, but that when they met several year later In New Orleans Hall was sent Into dreamland In the fourth round. Fits also lost on a foul to Sharkey In California, but he turned around and knocked the burly sailor dead In a quick fight at Coney Island. George Dixon, while he held th feather weight title, was knocked out one night In Philadelphia by the Kentucky Rosebul, Walter Edgerton, but that did not cut any 1c with Dixon, who In another bout beat Edgerton decisively. Dixon lost a decision to Frank Erne In a twenty-round bout In 189 and then turned the tables In twen-ty-flve-round fight which took plac flv irenths later. Dixon also defeated Eddie Lenny In a twenty-five-round affair, only to be defeated by the same pugilist In nine rounds not long afterward. Pedlar Palmer and Dixon met tour times. Tho first bat tle was a six-round . draw. After that Palmer got decisions over Dixon In fifteen and eight-round bouts,- but In the fourth battle Dixon won with something up his sleeve In twenty-five rounds. Tommy Burns was beaten In a six round bout by Philadelphia Jack O'Brien In Milwaukee several years ago, but Bums squared accounts when he double crossed O'Brien In a twenty-round mill at Los Angeles. O'Brien, by the wsy, was put away by Young Peter Jackson in thirteen rounds at 'Frisco, but after that the Phila delphia boxer beat Jackson twice. In two rounds and again In ten. Pete Maher, who was twice knocked out by Joe Goddard, once In three rounds at Coney Island, and again In one round at Phila delphia, came back remarkably In a third encounter by putting the Barrier Champion away In eight slashing rounds in this city Young Corbett Is another example. Dur ing his early ring career he was sent to the Land of Nod by a green boxer named Jack Dempsey In 'two rounds at Pueblo, but two weeks later Dempsey was ham mered down and out by the Denver boy in three rounds. It was In 1901 that Young Corbett was put to sleep by Kid Broad In four rounds In Denver, but later Broad was twlc beaten on decisions In ten round bouts. Jimmy Handler knocked out George Gard ner, once the light-heavyweight-champion. In eighteen rounds In 1899, but the next year Gardner beat Handler to the floor for tha count In three rounds. Oscar Gardner, the Omaha Kid. twlc redeemed himself. Tommy Dixon beat him In thirty six rounds at Kansas City, but later Gard ner reversed matters In a twemty-round bout at Rochester. Billy O'Donnell also beat the Omaha Kid at Memphis In eight een rounds, but afterward Gardner was victorious in six rounds. Joe Gans suffered a defeat at the hands of Frank Erne in twelve rounds in the old Broadway Athletic club, the colored man quitting because he said Erne had butted him over the eye. In another mill, how ever. Gans stopped Erne In a round. Then Dal Hawkins beat Gans In fifteen rounds, but not long afterward Gans treated Hawk ins to the "sleep potion" In two fights, one of two and the other of three rounds. Tom Sharkey treated Ous Ruhlin to a knockout In a punch, so to speak, at Coney Island, but two years later Ruhlin, who had Improved, stopped Sharkey In fifteen rounds In the same arena and tnen re peated the trick In eleven rounds at the National Sporting club of London. Yank Kenny once beat Ruhlin In sixteen rounds, but the latter recovered his lost laurels In six-round bout at Hartford. I President Roosevelt, then police commis sioner, saw Peter Maher xnocK out joe Choynskl In a bloody six-round fight at tho Broadway Athletio ciun. Lter, in nother mill, pulled off In Chicago. -Choyn skl was a decisive winner in six rounds. Johnny Griffin took th count In three rounds in his first bsttle with Australian Billy Murphy In California, but he reversed matters when he stopped Murphy In seven rounds at Coney Island. Frank Craig, the Harlem Coffee Cooler, got a punch on the Jaw from Joe Butler, a Philadelphia negro, which scored a gnocxoui in two rounds, but the next time they met Butler was a soft mark. Jack Dempsey, the Nonparlel, put George La Blanche, the Marine, away in thirteen rounds at Larchmont In their first en counter, but when they fought again on the coast Dempsey was stopped in thirty- two rounds. Owen Zelgler knocked out Charley MC- Keever In three rounds ana two yea. later McKeever squared accounts In a six round mill, on a decision. Martin Flaherty, th Lowell boxer, was beaten in eight rounds by Danny McBrlde In this city, but In another mill McBrlde went to sleep In th elshth round. George Slddons defeated Tommy White In forty-on rounds. Then White turned th table In six. Jimmy Walsh, th clever bantan, lost to Al Demont In a ten round bout and de feated the later In twelve rounds later on Walsh suffered defeat at th fcanda of Digger Stanley In fifteen rounds In London and then beat Stanley In twenty rounds at Boston. Battling Nelson Is not an exception. When h Was a novice, Jos Percent beat him In six rounds, after which Nelson turned th tide In eight. Nelson then trimmed In twenty round bout by Jimmy, Brltt. on a decision In Frisco and later h knocked Brltt out In eighteen rounds. Th Battler was defeated by Gans at Goldfleld In forty-three rounds, but Gans was knocked out in two battles by Nelson, who thereby won the lightweight championship of the world. Jack Root was put to sleep by George Gardner In two fights, once In seventeen rounds and again In twelve, after which Root won In a six round affair In the Windy City. Jack (Twin) Sullivan lowered his colors to Hugo Kelly In six rounds and then trimmed Kelly cleanly in a twenty round battle. Even the great Jeffries comes under this head, for h lost the decision In four round bout with Jack Munroe, the counterfeit, at Butte, but when he tackled the miner again In 'Frisco the latter was punched Into a 'helpless state In two rounds. Al NVU. th California middleweight Buffered defeat twlc In th hands of Jack Moffatt. but tha latter went down to defeat In three rounds, all these mills being decided inside of four months. Staatoa Abbott of England lost to Bill BEES It Is uThe air brake taught us How to stop; The Electric Block Signal When to stop" These V o inmomi THE Inquire at CITY Baxter In three rounds and afterward beat the latter In twelve rounds for ths 126 pound chaplonshlp. Abbot was also trimmed by Sam Baxter, only to turn th tables a few months later; Fred Johnson, the British featherweight, also shifted honors with Bill Baxter. He beat him In three rounds in 1887, and then lost the 118 pound championship of England to him In forty-two rounds the next year. Johnson beat Baxter In six rounds In 18S9, was defeated him in twenty rounds In 1880 and 'then won a six round bout In 1894. Joe Walcott detested George Gardner in thirty rounds on the Coast in 1901, but the next year Gardner had no trouble In taking the measure of the Giant Killer In twenty rounds, also In California. These cases are used as a conclusive argument that there Is little truth In the assertion that one boxer beating another can never reverse the odds In a subsequent encounter. GOTHAM TEAMS AFT EE PLAYERS G-taats, 8 d per baa and Yankees AU Waat New Men. NEW TORK. Dec. M. Now that the annual base ball meetings of the major league are things of the past fandom is beginning to look once more toward the season of 1909. From the time that the world's championship series closed there have been rumors of trades and deals whereby each of the major league clubs hope to develop a team of sufficient calibre to clinch either the Pull lam or Johnson banners and subsequently the premier title of the universe. For a while these glowing reports furnished some excellent gossip, but now the supporters of the na tional pastime are seeking not the ordinary winter base ball dope, but trades that have something of the substantial and reason able about them. The three local clubs, the Giants, Tankees and Superbas, are still In the field for deals. It Is evident, of course, that the Brooklyn club, first of all. Is desirous of procuring a manager, .and President Efobets appears to have his mind set on BUI Dahlen, the Boston shortstop, former Giant, but Just here John J. McGraw and Dovey have .put Ebbets In a hole. Ebbets waited too long before putting through' a trade that would get him Dahlen as manager, and now he Is up against It. The Superbas are without a head, and Ebbets must make a sacrifice to land this necessary adjunct to his team.. He says he would have bought Dahlen from Boston If Dovey had not made the figure so high. It was something like 111,000, but that, was a Joke that Ebbets did not appreciate. 'I am perfectly willing to sell Dahlen If they will ,glve me a reasonable price for him," said Dovey, "but I had rather have a player who could take his place." He laughed about the $11,000 and Intimated that if was a Joke. Ebbets then said: "I can't give Boston one of my star men. for Dahlen Is getting old, and If he proved a failure aa a man ager he would not be any too fast as a shortstop. If Dovey Is willing to sell him reasonably I will try and trade with him." Ebbets, however, waited too long, and now he has got to turn loose a good man. Boston Intimated to Wm that they would like to have Hersog, of the Giants, to take Dahlen's place at short. Hhbets then went to MpOraw. Now, McGraw holds the whip hand. He will not turn loose Hersng un less he gets something good, and Boston will not trade unless they get Hersog. Ebbets went to see McGraw again, but they were unable, to do anything. McGraw has suggested that he would take Hum mell, but Ebbets threw a fit Immediately and said that he couldn't afford to sacri fice one of the best men on his club. IIo Is whlpsawed either way he turns. In either event he only gets Dahlen, while Boston and New York must each get I star man. If nothing else can be done Ebbets may appoint Iumley manager, and stop the whole proceedings. WAR ON RACING ON THE COAST Reformers at Baa Fraaelsca Will Try ta atea Game. ' ban rKANt-'iBCU, Dec. M. The "re formers" are trying to kill racing here Just aa Governor Hughes killed it in New York state, but in 'Frisco it Isn't a "blue nose" proposition. Th fight against the racing game Is the result of a political scrap. Racing goes on nine months In the year In California. Naturally there are tremendous financial Interests, and many politicians are In for a slice here and there. The Insiders are always trying to hang on to their graft and the outsiders are always trying to break in. This makes a fight within the ring, and there are al ways a few real reformers hanging around the outskirts ready- and anxious to take a hand. No doubt there are a few genuine reformers In the California movement, but they ere In a small minority. It la not likely that raring will be stopped In th Golden State. California has always been liberal, like Nevada, and moat of th western states, whvre there are ao blue-nos traditions,' ':-rlT.?' Yi ri'iT 'siiiisfri i i -" -l-i-- LLLUmiLL appliances protect you when on SAFE ROAD TO TRAVEL TICKET OFFICE, CHANGES IN RULES OF GOLF Many Alterations Made in Code Gov erning' Play on Links. NO THREESOMES IN TOUBNEYS Other Deviations from Practices of the Fast that Will Work to Advantage of tha Game Art Adopted. NEW TORK, Dec. 26. Many changes are coming next year in the rules of golf. So much has been heard of that '"out of bounds" rule, together with that relating to the "line of the putt," that further comment Is not necessary, but there are other alterations which will puzzle some players. For instance, under the new read ing of the rules a player will be allowed to remove sufficient sand to enable him to see the top of the ball when lying In sand, whether In a hazard or otherwise. This Is g. consummation sure to be fully taken advantage of, but there Is likely to be difficulty In discriminating when the new law ought to come into operation. Added to this many are likely to take advantage of the reading of the rule as an excuse for grounding the club In a hazard. The rule relating to casual water on the putting green has also been amended, and the new order of things will be pleasing to most. Under the old rule a player could only lift and place Immediately behind the water, but under the new code a ball lying In casual water on a putting green may be lifted without penalty and placed within two club lengths, but not nearer to the hole, so as to afford a putt without casual water Intervening. A rulo likely to put a curb on the hurried putter Is that which says that it a player plays before his opponent's ball Nls at rest on the green he will forfeit the hole. The old rule covered this phase, but previously the penalty was only one stroke. In medal play, if a competitor plays more than one stroke with the wrong ball, ex cept when in a hazard, he will lay himself open to disqualification. Should the error be discovered, however, after playing the first stroke he will incur no penalty. If he should then proceed to play his own ball. Another rule that the new code makes more drastic Is that relating to play within IS .O President Roosevelt had hi most tuccessin! Bear Hunt in the vicinity of Alezsndia, Loui siana. Here the canebraket and wood abound with bears, deer, turlteyi and rn!!er game. A winter home for the Sportsman, Northern Tourist and Pleasu.e Seeker, who may here find Health, Recreation and Repose. This is a region made proverbially health ful by the equable climate and invigorating breezes of the surrounding Pine Forests. Guests will find every amusement that will add to their pleasure: Golf, Tennis, Fit!iin& Hunting, - Driving. Tramping. Homback Riding through the Fragrant Pine Forest all make lie worth Lying. Asw fmrtkmr saeierfsa mritm J. F. LETTON, Manaser , '. ' . 1324 FARNAM twenty yards of the hole before the flag stick has been removed. A player who hits the pin or the person standing at the holt! within this distance was formerly penalized two strokes, but under the new code the penalty is doubled . Following is a summary of tho chief alterations: 1. A ball must be dropped over the shoulder Instead of the head. 2. A player will be entitled to remove sufficient sand to enable hint to see the top ot the ball when lying In sand, whether in a hazard or otherwise. Formerly this could not be done. 3. When a ball he been played out of bounds, another ball must be dropped at the spot at which tho shot was played, but If the ball has been driven out of bounds from the tee, another ball may be teed on the teeing ground. Under the old rules teeing was inadmis sible. 4. A ball lying In cnsual wntrr on a putting green may be lifted without pen alty and placed within two club lengths, but not nearer to tho hole, so as to afford a putt without casual water Intervening: and the same course my be taken If casual water Intervenes between the bnll and the hole. Under the old rulo a player could only lift and place Immediately behind the water. 5. Dung, wormcasts, snow and lee on the putting green may be removed by scraping them aside with a club; hut the club must not be laid with more than Its own weight upon the ground, nor mu.it anythng be pressed down, either with the club or In any other way. Brushing it with the hand will not be permitted. Formerly It was permissible to brush away earth, sand, wormcasts, snow, ?tc., lightly with the hand. 8. If a player plays before his opponent's ball Is at rest on the putting green, he will lose the hole, Instead of a stroke, as formerly. 7. The following changes relate to stroke play: (a) The committee In charge of a com petition will now be responsible for adding up the scoring cards, not the secretary, aa formerly. (b) If a player plays outside the limits of the teeing ground he will lose . stroke, and the second stroke must be played In side the teeing ground. Under the old rule the penalty was dis qualification. c) Except when In a hazard. If a player plavs two consecutive strokes with a wrong hall, he will- be disqualified; but If he plays only one such stroke will Incur no penalty if he then plays his own ball. XTnder the old rule, playing two consecu tive strokes with the wrong ball did not disqualify, provided that the player dis covered his mistake before playing from the next tee, or In the case of the last hole, before handing In his card. (d) ' It a competitor plays morn than one stroke with a ball other than his own. In hazard and the mistake Is discovered be forefore he his played a stroke with the wrong ball outside tho hazard, no penalty fi j i A btoluttly fireproof. - . r m , TWO HUNDRED handsomely furnished rooms, sing or an suite; 175 with private bath. Hot and cold running water in each room. ft Tit .,.. I ilJ s-f.I.. L Wit M Finett Nini-Holm Hunt Bears in HM'li V. o rr osoc ST. Phones Bell Dour. 182 8 and Independent A 3231 will be Incurred, provided that he then plays his own ball. (e) If a player plays within twenty vard of Ue hole befoie the flagstlck s removed, and the ball hits tho bik or the person standing at the hole, he will Incur a pen ulty of two strokes. The old rule, which provided that a player who played within twenty yards of the pin without having It removed was Ipso facto liable to a penalty of one strok has been rescinded. (f) Players must play In couples, and lr a player is left without a match,, the com mittee must provide him with a companion or a marker. The rules are silent as to sex. Formerly three players could play to gether. BILLIARD TOURNEY AT CHICAGO Great Championship Match Is Being Arranged. NEW YORK. Dec. 36.-What promises to be one ot the best professional champion ship billiard tournaments ever held in this country is that slated for Chicago during the latter part of February or early March. Practically all the star players In the world of the cue and Ivory ball have an nounced their intention of entering the competition for the world's title at elgh-titn-lnch balk line, two shots In. Of all the probable entries there is none that has attracted more attention than that of Calvin, Demarest, the former amateur championship, who created quite a sensa tion last winter by establishing a new amateur record for a high run. Willie Hoppe also has stated that he will be there to try to regain his title, while Slosson, Sutton, Cutler and Mornlngstar will prob ably be among those present at the green cloth table. At the present time it ap pears thut Bchaefer will be the only luminary of the cue, who will not shine at the tournament. Soliaefer has sent word from his Denver home that he Is afraid his health will not permit him' to show in Chicago until the spring of the year. Tho rest of the would bo contestants are busily engaged In prac tice, and all eyes are watching the work of Demarest. His . work Is Improving rapidly, and those who know the game like a book predict that before many more championship contests have been played the former amateur will hold the world's professional title. When he enters the play In February or March he will lack one Important requlsito of a champion experi ence In tight places. However, h ..has been wonderfully steady la all of his prac tice matches to date. 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