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IMPORTANT EVENTS ON LINKS AND COURTS OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST IN. SPORTDOM
EVENING LEDGER PHIHADEkP&TA; FBIDAY, JXTLY 2, 1915.
HIERION GOLF COURSE PEER OF ANY
IN THIS COUNTRY, TRAVERS' OPINION
,Open ChampionJVho Played Here Recently h Qualified to Judge.
Benny Sayers Is vven More Enthusiastic and Says
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In speaking of ftolf courses that are
f championship calibre, conversation Is
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feiVn others, aH of thftm quit distant
Swn Philadelphia. Tet within half an
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tnt COmpnrfH HUl ill nil uiiixumwu
with nny of them Even In It present
stale with less trope nnd bunicers man
are usually to bo found on a short nlne
hAle course. Merlon Is a aufflelenl test of
coif for either Of the national event,
and unless every one Is very much mis
taken the Main Line club will be the
seeno Of the amateur championship of
, the I'nlted States Golf Association next
Jerry Travers, who played i3(t holes a
lav for three days Over Merlon last week,
' thinks the course Is the peer of any
In this country, while Benny Bayers In
even more enthusiastic. As Sayers has
clayed on virtually every course on the
British Isles, his opinion carries eon
Merlon Is not trapped and bunkered nt
present because of the 00 per cent of the
Club's golfers who are not cracks. It In
sufficiently hard for the remaining 10 per
cent, and not too difficult to take away a
portion of tho enjoyment from the other.
Should tho national championship be
awarded to Merlon, trap and bunkers
could be placed In short order.
The new hole pins at Merlon have been
the subject of much favorable comment,
not alone among the men stars who
played there last, but by the women who
played In the Qriscom Cup matches three
weeks ago, as well. Instead of the usual
flags, which, when a head wind is blow
ing, are Invisible, wooden pins, with alter
nate stripes of black and white, and
large, wicker, pear shaped tops, are used.
On the out holes the tops are red, on tho
In holes yellow, and they can bo seen for
o, mile. William Flynn, the Merlon
greenskeepcr. Is the originator.
During a match Travera seldom, If
ever, addresses a remark to his opponent,
so Intent Is ho on his game. It Is tho
shot ahead he Is always thinking of,
and not the one Just played. In the final,
with "Walter Reynolds, of tho Sands tour
nament at Merlon on Saturday, Travers
found the cups In the most trying of
places. Therefore he broke his usual rule
of taciturnity, nnd asked Ben Sayers who
was responsible for the changes, "Why
didn't you put the holes on the moon?"
Of Reynolds, Sayers eald, "Eh, and he'B
a gr-r-r-an player."
Mr. Golf Is a funny fellow. Yesterday,
when Buxton was 3 up and 5 to go, his
caddy wanted to bef Cleveland's caddy
(1.000,000 that Buxton would win and,
though he offered odds of $10,0X0,000 to onei
Cleveland's caddy would not tako him.
Tho latter now regrets his lack of nerve.
Cleveland won on the 21st hole after
halving four holes. Ho was down In six
at that. Buxton sclaffed hla drive Into a
O'BRIEN WILL MEET
. RUMANIAN TONIGHT
Alex Costica Boxes Little Jack
at Ludlow A. C. Tonight.
Hirst and Ford at Broadway.
P Young Jack O'Brien and Alex Costica,
Rumanian boxer, will clash in tho wind
up at the Ludlow A. C, E3th and Ludlow
Tho program follows:
First bout Touns Ferkler. Whltehorse Eo
elsl. . Tommy Burke. West End.
Second bout Pete Howell, Southwark, vs.
Mickey Carey, Dell Jload. I
Third bout Young Sam Linf ford. West Phll
aelphta, s. Eddie Dorrey. Psseball.
Semlwlnd-up Frankle Howe. Southwark, vs.
Bobby Hayes. West Philadelphia.
VI Ind-irp Young Jack O'llrlen, West Phila
delphia, vs. Alex Costica, Rumania..
A return match between Young Dlgglns
and It O. Joe O'Donnell will be the fea
ture of thq Initial show of the West
Philadelphia A- C, 69th and Market
streets, Monday afternoon. Matchmaker
Harry Lyons has booked four other cork,
Ing bouts. The club will hold shows every"
Monday night during- the summer.
Joe Hirst and Barney Ford, Southwark
rivals, will settle t'nelr differences, pugl-
i Ustically, Tuesday night, at the Broadway
, VA. C, Downtown fight fans have been
manifesting much Interest In this Bet-to.
The Garden Club will stage Its open-air,
'bouts on Friday nights In the future. For
'.next week Promoter "Pop" O'Brien has
matched Sailor Charley Grande and
Knockout Harry Baker. The pair-met on
, ?wo previous occasions.
Billy Gibson, of New York, Is managing
jttAfue Ratner, world's amateur welter
weight champion, who made his profes
sional debut by stopping Tommy Ward In
I " Tuesday night at the Atlas Club, Bos
'5, ton, Joe Rivers nnd Gilbert Gallant will
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,- q matter wnat the result of the Fred
Wehh-Charley White fight In New York
tomorrow night, Scotty Montelth is plan
ning to force the Chlcagoan Into a match
iwlth Johnny Dundee. The latter won a
dean-cut victory over White In New Or
leans in 1913.
RUNS SCORED BY
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on his knees and had a long slice Into tho
rough. He cut his fourth Into the creek
f and failed to hole out his approach.
Cleveland was in trouble twice, especially
when ho put his ball under an embank
ment In a cup But he laid his next dead
and woh the match. It la the first time
that Cleveland has beaten Buxton
The match was another Illustration of
what an easy-golhg timepiece tempera
ment can do. Though three down and ap
parentis- out of It at the Hth, Cleveland
was still cheerful, and his "dry" humor
was as "flowing" as ever. He won the
Hth In a par four and was two down
Buxton had a chance to be dormle on
tho next. His drive was perfect and his
second was six feet from the pin. Cleve
land's second was oft tho green on the
side of a bunker. "I'll Just hole this
out." he said, and he did.
When he won the next, the match was
squat o. Cleveland holed out another Ji
footcr on the 18th, when It looked llko
Buxton's hole. Buxton had a 77 and
Cleveland had a 71, which Is only two
above par and equals the amateur record
which stood Until the "1 of Reynolds'
Nearly half of the defeated lfl defaulted
despite the facl thRt two very hand
eomo trophies are offered by tho Whltc
marsh Club to tho winner and tho runner
up In this division.
Cecil Calvert, of Aronlmlnk, went rather
badly in tho qualifying round, but he
was In fine fettle yesterday. Ho put out
Mahan In the morning and was 2 up
against nisley In tho afternoon with a
beautiful 37 on tho first nine holes. When
he got a long ball for his drive on tho
10th a large gallery of tho fair sex ap
H. W, Wood, of Old York Road, had
two on tho fourth and a, three on the
fifth In a practice round, which is three
undor par. He had an off day In the
Tho only one on the links yesterday
who was not worried was ono of the
hazards. His name 1b "Cupid" and other
nice things. Ho Is a tlme-wom dog and
la the Whltemarsh mascot. He falls
asleep In any old spot on the course nnd
has often been hit by the balls. Ho Is
the only moving hazard In Philadelphia.
Thero Is no penalty for hitting "Cupid."
Ho doesn't object and cornea back every
day for more.
Rlaley put his ball on the side ot tho
bunker on the 9th. MaoBean laid his
drlvo almost dead and neoded tho hole
badly. Rtsloy merrily holed out his next
Tho hole was halved in twos tho first
time In tho history of the 'course.
H. H. Francine, last year's champion,
was four down In hla afternoon round
with Dyer going out, but he was still ns
cheerful as ever. Ho took tho 10th
when ha laid a beautiful second dead.
Today in Sports
Philadelphia championship at White
marsh Valley Country Club.
Philadelphia nnd district champion
ships at Manhelm.
National clay court championships at
Boston vs. Phillies at National
Athletics at Boston, postponed.
Young Jack O'Brien vs. Alex. Cos
Uco at Ludlow Athletic Club.
Eddie Morgan vs. all-comers at Troc
At Latonla, Aqueduct and Hamilton
TARGET SMASHERS TO COMPETE
m WEEK-END TRAP EVENTS
Only Regular Matches Scheduled To
morrow Big Day Monday.
Only the regular weekly shootlnff
events will bo contested tomorrow by
local gun clubs. Many of the gunners
prefer to rest up over the weekend and
try their skill at thp trapo Monday.
Gunners of the Meadow Springs organ
ization will assemble tomorrow at Manoa
to Indulge In their usual club test. A.
practice trapshoot will bo offered to mem
bers of the Philadelphia Shoptinsr
Other events are slated at the Curtis
Club, Cedar Park, Mount MorJah and
at the Du Pont Club, Wilmington, Del.
Monday's card Is attracting much Inter
est at the various clubs. An Inde
pendence Day handicap tourney will be
the attraction at the Academy Shoottna
Association. One hundred targets will
bo tho card.
Darby Is to be the. scene of a trap
shooting carnival on the Fourth.
Holiday sports at Chester will mark a
big time for all. All kinds of events will
be contested, the malt) one being a big
shoot at the Blue Rock Club. Mer
chandise prizes will be awarded high
Walter Johnson a Father
WASHINGTON, Ju' - A son wis born to
Mr. and Mr Walter Johnson. Johnson la the
lamauH Ditcher of the Wsshlnston American
Laapjue learn Mrs. Johnson la a daughter of
ItvWMentatlve Robert!, ot Nevada.
He is the heavyweight champion
ot the United States Navy. To
night at the Gayety Theatre,
Jack will aet Jack Flynn.
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REACHED AT MANHEIM
Four Racket Cracks Left in
Local Lawn Tennis Tourna
ment. The semifinal round In the Btngles for
tho lawn tonnls championship of Phila
delphia and vicinity will be played this
afternoon on tho courts of tho Gorman
town Cricket Club, Manhelm. Those who
aro loft to battlo for the local tltlo are:
J. R. Carpenter, Jr., J. B. Rowland, S.
W. Pearson and W. T. Tilden, Jr. The
finals will be played tomorrow nfternoon.
This afternoon the doubles will be con
tinued in tho third round.
Tho surprise of the third round In
singles was tho defeat of L: C. Wlster
at tho hands of J. R. Rowland. Tho lat
ter had one of his brilliant days, and
although "Wlster put forth all ho possessed
In an effort to stnvo off defeat, Rowland
was not to be denied, and won after drop
pins the opening- set, B-T, 6-3, 7-6. In the
other two third-round matches J. R. Car
penter, Jr., defeated H. B. Register, 6-2,
6-0, and S. W. Pearson eliminated C. S.
Rogers, 6-2. 6-3. The three winners, to
gether with W. T. Tilden, Jr., are in the
Dr. E. B. Krumbhaar and J. W. Wear
advanced to the semifinal round for the
doubles tltlo by defeating R. II. Gato
wood and Lieutenant Starr In rather easy
fashion. 6-3, 6-1. Brooke Edwards and
J. M. Wlster and S. Collura and W. Jor
dan left off at 0 all, first sat, on Wed
nesday, and tho first-named nalr won out
12-10. 6-3. They lost In the second round
x. ana isamuna Thai-cr. tho title.
holders, after three hard sets, .tjv fl.i s.
although they were within a. point of tho
third set at 6-5, 40-30.
KEATING, NAVY CHAMPION,
MEETS FLYNN AT GAYETY
Coal Miner and Sailor-Musician Battlo
What DromlSeS tO result In n nnnA
heavyweight boxing match will be staged
in conjunction with the regular bi-weekly
amateur bouts at the Gayety Theatre to-
nigni, wnen jaoJi Keating, heavyweight
chamnlon of the Unite.! Htntna Nnuv r,n,i
Jack Slynn, Pennsylvania coal miner.
Matchmaker Jua TTfirrarH. tt th tlavmtv
signed up the two colossal chunks of
ugnung apparatus oiler mucn dickering
between the respective managers of tho
battlers. ICeatlna- Is helntr nrnirnlrort hv
many tight fans as a second Tom
Sharkey. Ho Is S feet 2 Inches In height
and tips the beam at ISO pounds.
Heating's manager, Nlok Hayes, is
ready to post a forfeit for a bout with
Battling Levlnsky or Jim Coffey.
The musical company of the U. S. S.
Alabama, of which Keating Is a member,
will be at the ringside.
Courtney Expected to Recover
ITHACA, N. T.. July 2. The condition of
Charlea K. Courtney, tho etern Cornell row
Ins coach, confined In a hoapltal with a frac
tured skull, chow Improvement, .and hli re
covery Is predicted it no complications ruulL
Fritts Knocked Out
NEW YOHK, July 2. Oaorge Hodel, the
uoer. Knncitca out oauor vrnii, or urooKlyn,
In the eighth round of their ttt-to at EbfcetU
Klild Ut night with a rifht to th jaw
Frttta wii unafcla to respond to the count of
10, but rose to hlo fet a socond too late.
Boston at Philadelphia, clear.
New York at Brooklyn, threatening.
St. Louis at Cincinnati, cloudy,
Pittsburgh at Chicago, clear.
Athletics at Boston, postponed.
Washington at New York, threatening.
Chicago at Detroit, cloudy.
Cleveland at St. Louis, clear.
Brooklyn at Newark,tcloudy.
Buffalo at Baltimore, clear,''
Chleago at Pittsburgh, rata,
Only games today.
Buffalo at Toronto, cloudy.
Rochester at Montreal, cloudy.
Jersey City at Harrlsburg (Newark),
Only games today.
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Wathlflttoo. 8 1 New York. 3,
CWeas .UJ'S .
ClajeUnd, S St. Louis, 1, 1
ruiuits, ti mston. i.
lifookijrn, 9 1 New York, I.
Ciuolanatl, Si St. Louis. 4.
rllttburgb, 4( Chicago, Ot
, 3i Nawatk, 3 (11 losings)
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SOMEBODY IS ALWAYS TAKING THE JOY OUT
BERRY IN PENTATHLON
NEW YORK, July 2.-Elght of the best
athletes In the East have sent In their
entries for tho pentathlon, consisting of
three Held events and two track events
and one of the features of tho games of
tho Irish-American Athletic Club and the
Afnilnted Building Trades, which will
take place at Celtic Park, Lone Island
City, next Monday afternoon. They are
Howard Berry, University of Pennsyl
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vania, winner of the pantathlon held In
connection with the Pennsylvania relay
carnival this year; Patrick O'Connor, J.
Andromedas, J. R. Fritts, M. J. Fahey,
Dave Polltier, Tom McLoughlln and Les
Tho world's record Is likely to fall when
Paddy Ryan, Mntt McGrath, Pat McDon
ald, John Cohllt and Simon Gllllo meet In
the scratch 35-pound weight-throwing contest.
By CORNELIUS McGILLICUDDY
Connie Mack Answers Every Big Question That
the Baseball Public Has Asked. Entire Story Dic
tated by Mack Personally to the Evening Ledger
Tomorrow's Evening Ledger publishes the biggest revelation in base
ball history the most startling disclosures of any big league diamond outfit.
Connie Mack himself for the first time lifts the curtain on the real causes which
wrecked the invincible Athletics. Here are a few subjects and questions the
great manager answers pointblank:
j What wrecked the Athletics ?
Was I caught napping?
Did I have to cut so deep ?
".. Did the change have to come? v
Was there a chance to hold the players I let go? , . .,; '
Why were the Athletics the greatest combination in baseball'? .
The all-important part played by the Federal League. i , ":"
Have J got the makings of a winning team now?
Why I don't go after good minor leaguers ? sV
They said I couldn't do it before; can I do it again ? ;
My financial standing if I were to quit baseball today,
"I know that some people criticise me now," 'is Mack's message to
fans, "but in another year any fair-minded man will admit that I was right
in doing WHAT I did WHEN I did it." This great haseball story was given
by Connie Mack only to the Evening Ledger and is copyrighted. Appears
Huntley High Gun
CEDAIl POINT, 0 July 2.-P. A,, Huntley,
ot Omahn, Neb , was tilth man In the roufth
event n( the registered sneepttska of, the In
dians' Annual trap shooting tournamsnt, which
Is bln. held here. Tho final event of the
swetpstakes will be held tomorrow
Tic Game nt Nazareth
NAZARETH. Pa., Jul 2. Nazareth and
Wind Gap battled hera yesterday, the game
brine called at the end ot the ninth Inning
with the score 2 to 2, dsrkners Intervening.
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,chine of All Time" :
RKEY OUT FOR SCALP
OF WAVERING BRAVES;
PHUS GAINING ON CUBS
Moran Pins Faith on Fast
Improving Southpaw for
Third Victory Over Boa
ton Chicago Manager
Has Trouble With Zim
merman. Eppa Rlxey will be sent Against the
Braves In the third game of the series
this afternoon. The big southpaw pitched
a great game against Brooklyn and Is
looking more tike the Rlxey of 1913 every
day. Manager Moran and Klltefer de
serve great credit for the splendid work
of the lanky Southerner. They have in
sisted that ho would be a great pitcher
when every one else was clamoring for
nixej's retease. Rtxey's work has been
a most pleasing feature of the Phillies'
showing in the last month, and wilh him
golnr so well the team's chances are
In hla first game against the Braves
this season Rlxey turned In a victory
after a heartbreaking flnsh, while he lost
a game In Boston under similar condi
tions. Today he hopes to turn In another
victory and help the Phillies cut down
the Cubs' lead.
The Phillies aro only a game and a halt
behind the leaders and the Cubs are ap
parently slipping. Rumor has it that
Heinle Zimmerman and Manager Bresna
han are not getting along as well as they
did early In the season, and that every
thing Is not as peaceful In the Cub camp
as It was when they appeared here last
With James In such poor shape, Man
ager Btalllngs Is going to work Rudolph
and Tyler as much as possible to hold
the team up In the race until he gets the
rest of the staff straightened out- Either
of this pair of 19H heroes Is likely to
twirl today, though It Is Tom Hughes'
Manager Stnlllngs Is becoming more
Irritable every day. and It the Phillies
continue to wade through the Braves It
would be no great surprise If there was
a big shake-up In the world's champions
in a few days.
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