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ILLIES GAME TO CORE, SAYS ALEXANDER COMMENT ON VARIOUS LINES OF SPORTS
EVENING 'LEDGERPHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1915:
bramt?,ness is philitrs' MTn-nT.T?.
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MME, SAYS ALEX MAXIMUS
nvGrv rom Slumps, HisDeciallv After Brooklyn
Ifgweep, Proves Calibre of 1916 Team, Declares Great
l TifrVmr TIiav AvnMn AUK? TIv.4-.r.
By GUOVER CLEVELAND ALEXANDER
.I..I Baseball ritcher In the Woria and
- au v.uv ... ...-
K ..-. hn cnma baseball teams '
ii.J7 history of the national pastime.
J.1. -"?i? nretend to be a judge of the
1 u various denrces of
sameness. Dut 1 will
declare that never has
there bieen a Ranter
team than the Phillies
It may not be the
right thing for me to
boost tho club of which
I am a member, but
I am boosting It as an
organization and not In
any way singling out
Individuals. The "old
pep" and ng-nt-io-a-nn-
... . . wkn tt nn mir
bd spirit IS W every iimu " " --
Itffow that It Is past, I want to mention
fL illustration of the gamencss that Is a
Uaracterlatlc of our club.
gi fans undoubtedly remember that we
three straight games In Brooklyn on
"fcotember 6 and 7. Wo lost them trior
Whly. too. The Superbas outbatted and
'Studded us. They did not leave us a
'tarle alibi by which wo could excuse .the,
, rout In our own minds and figure that
'ire had been outlucked.
1 Tit bet 90 per cent, of the baseball fans
!tt the country said, "There go the Phil
lies!" after that disastrous visit to
Brooklyn. They figured we had started
a ilump and as our lead at tho time was
aiihty slender two more reverses might
(live shoved us Into second or even third
JwalUon. But we "camo back."
rThe boys came over to Philadelphia to
ijUy the Giants four games and they
litre thoroughly aroused. Wo didn't talk
"BCh about It, but when I went on the
'tench the day of tho first game with
Ikw Tork I felt that "fight" was in the
lr Welt, we waded tnto McQraw's club
tini won four straight games. Boston
(was playing !n Brooklyn and tho Braves
took two of tho three battles waged. So
jthat Instead of continuing the slump and
.'cropping out of first place, we strength
lined our lead by our "come-back."
Jt has been pretty much.that way with
feurclub all season. Time' after time, we
I have skated along on thin Ice. Even our
BOJt loyal supporters have been ready
"to admit that wo were slipping fast.
, Then, suddenly, wo came to life and
' showed them that wo had the punch.
t After we lost the three games In Brook-
ilm a friend of mine met mo at the
North Philadelphia Station, when wo re
turned to our homo city.
4 "Gosh, Alex," he said, "what's the-mat-;
ter with the boys? Have they lost their
nerve completely? Why, they played like
'a bunch of schoolboya against the Su-
, I told my friend that he need not worry
about losing the three games at Brook-'Irn-
I pointed out that It was not the
'.first time we had stood on the precipice
!end had pulled ourselves away Just when
.our friends were shutting their eyes so
f'they would not see us take tho plunge.
And, for some unexplalnablo reason, 1
'believed what I was saying. I knew my
jpals were made of the proper stuff.
'x It takes the extreme In fight and cour
i ate for a ball club to get out of a slump.
LAny man who has played any sort of
fa game will know how hard It Is. It's
or of a mental fight than & physical
S I do not Imagine there Is a person llv
' lor In tha whole world -who has not ex-
t.ptrienced a day, or a week, or a month
wnen everyining seemea to ,go wrong.
TheV went about their dally work as
m first rniffiKT, fu
fEccels Pitches Good Ball for
I Mackmen, But Makes Costly
Error in Ninth, Yield
ing Two Runs
TWO HOME RUNS MADE
An. n. ir.po.A. E.
Qraney, If 4 0 0 6 0 0
Chapman, ss 3 0 1 2 4 0
Roth, cf 3 2 2 10 0
Bmlth. rf 2 0 0 10 0
Klrke, lb 4 12 7 10
ijsvana,' jo 3 11110
Iwambsganns, 2b 3 0 0 12 0
unimgs, c 4 0 0 5 0 0
Collarnore, p 4 0 0 0 12
O'Nell 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 31 4 6 24 9 2
ATI T TT Tn A V.
fichang, cf..'. , 4 12310
n. rt 4 2 2 2 0 0
Pkbold. as i i n j n
Lajole, 2b 3 0 0 1 E U
Mclnnls, lb 4 1 2 11 0 0
Oiarlng Cf .j 4 0 12 0 0
aione, 3b 4 0 0 2 2 0
"PP. c s n i a i l
om.,.11 " r I z r. z -
Wlccelf, p 2 0 0 0 0 1
Tkl 31 5 9 27 14 2
Batted for Wambsganns In ninth.
HomemTIn!. irnrnni. m.ii. ci.......
goubles-Strunk. Klrke. Sacriflces-Sle-Hia,
Lajole. Struck out-By Crowell, lj
MHlAlTlOrtV 9 VaabIb A T1..a -. Vvnll.
ESh to' Lapp."""'"'0' " " ""'
6HIDK Pimr o. n t..v.. Tr.--.i-
. , ' - -v UUtJI V. 4VUUC UVU,
rZ. .T recruit southpaw, gave
12 -fr b.rilllant exhibition this afternoon
ine Athletics won the first game of
S! ouble-header from Cleveland, the
core being 6 to 4.
EcceU reUeved Crowell after the fourth
2 and allowed but one clean hit In
inn ngs, However, his wild throw
i rV nlh ""owed two runs.
Collarnore, who waa with the Ath
we in the spring of Mil, was sent
einst the Mackmen. He was batted
f by the Athletics jn the first inning.
wpie, single and a home run, together
tT sacrifice fly by Slebold, giving the
AMtetlcs a three-run lead.
Jol threw out Uraney. Chapman
a to .uajole. Roth hit Into the left-
bleachera fnt n hnm- nm mlh
d. Kirk fanned. One run, one hit,
lr bit the iop of the rlKht-fleld wall
a terrlfifi drlVA nnA mnri thrflM Viaafl
t hit. Strunk singled to centre, scor-
-wng. strunk took thM on Colla-
mm inrow. Bleboia sent a long
ce fly to Itoth. Strunk icorlnir after
Jtch. Lajole sent a long fly to dra-
Cnnla hit down the left-field line,
tooK a bad bound and glanced off
aira knee Into the bleacher, for a
If" run. Oldrtng fanned. Three runs,
WU. one error.
threw out Bvaus. Wawby
the Mainstay of th Philadelphia National
vw icnnsni Jiace.J
usual, but something they Just could not
fathom seemed to bo Interfering with
tnem and getting them Into "hot water"
constantly. That's Just tho way a ball
club feels when the slump comes. The
Phillies played hard against Brooklyn,
but they couldn't win.
Tho thing that has saved our club, I
am sure. Is that when we do "hit the
rough going," we don't seek alibis or
try to excuse our defeats by blaming
them on the "breaks." At our morning
sessions we hunt for our mistakes and
discuss them. We find a good, plausible
baseball reason for tho defeat, if we lost
the game the previous afternoon. It al
ways can be found, too.
Manager Moran's system has been U)e
very thing to prevent protracted slumps.
It will not permit of that mental condi
tion which helps to cause a long losing
streak. He doesn't believe In alibis, and
I seldom have heard him admit that
thero was such a thing as a bad turn
of tho luck. Nine times out of 10, when
our olub loses a close game by some
"break," Pat will point out a mistake
or two wo made which, he insists, was
the real reason for our reverse.
Of course, I know there are such things
as "breaks" in base ball, and I have?
told how they might play a part In the
winning of the National League pen
nant. Why, such a thing as rain might
win or lose the flag for a certain club.
If It came down to n. nln-nnri-tuolc bat
tle at the finish. And tho best playing
in tne worm could not prevent rain.
However, whllo admitting that luck Is
a factor, I nm equally as confident that
It can be overplayed. A team which gets
the notion that "the whole world Is going
wrong" cannot possibly play winning
baseball. And If a team thinks only of
the "breaks," and forgets to study the
good and bad plays which had a lot to do
with the result, they will soon be In a
mental condition which will plunge them
Into a slump.
I have read stories about. George Stall
Ings' superstitions. Some of them prob
ably are true: all of them are overdrawn.
You bet your year's Income that when
the Braves hold their "skull practice."
as Stalllnga calls his morning conference,
the boBs doesn't tell them that they lost
the game the previous day because the
bats were not pointed In the right direc
tion or sparrows perched on the dugout.
No, I'll gamble that Stalllnga tells the
players about a play or two that they
pulled which cost them tho game. Super
stition may be all right In Its place, but
It doesn't win ball games, unless the
players do their part.
If I pitched Vic Saler a ball that he
could murder, and ho hit It over tho wall
for a home run, wouldn't I be a fool It
I blamed II on the fact that I wore a
blue bow tie to the clubhouse Instead of
the purple four-ln-hand? Wouldn't It be
much saner and produce better results
In the future, If I told myself that I had
slipped Saler a ball that he could wallop?
That Is Just the way with slumping ball
clubs. If they will erase superstition and
luck from their minds, they will have a
much better chance to get back In their
I do not care where we finish, I will
always Insist that tho Phillies of 1915
were the peers of any baseball players In
the land so far as sameness went. We
have fought hard for every game, and
when wo have been licked we did not call
"Old Man Alibi" to apply Balve, but con
vinced ourselves that we needed to Im
prove our batting, pitching and fielding.
And we still have the "pepper."
Copyright, 1013. PuUllc Ledger Co.
to Malone. Billings filed to Oldrlng. No
runs, no hits, no errors.
Chapman threw out Malone. Lapp sin
gled to right. Crowell forced Lapp. Col
larnore to Chapman. Schang fanned. No
runs, one hit, no errors.
THIRD INNINO. ,
Malone threw out Collarnore. Qraney
popped to Lapp. Selbold threw out Chap
man. No tuns, no hits, no errors.
Strunk fouled to Billings. Selbold filed
to Graney. Lajolo filed to Smith. No
runs, no hits, no errors.
Roth walked. Roth stole second. Smith
walked. Klrke beat out a bunt, filling
the bases. Evans walked, forcing In
Roth. Wamby filed to Schang, whose
perfect throw to tho plate doubled Smith.
Klrke wont to third on the throw In.
The double steal was tried, but Kirko
was nailed between third and home, Lapp
to Lajolo to Lapp to Malone. One run,
no hit, no errors.
MclnniB filed to Graney. Oldrlng out.
Chapman to Kirko. Malone Hied to
Qraney. No runs, no hits, no errors.
Eccles now pitching for Athletics. Sle
bold made a great play In throwing out
Billings. Collamoro filed to Strunk.
Qraney filed to Strunk. No runs, no hits,
Lapp went out to Klrke, unassisted.
Eccles fanned. Schang beat out a bunt
Schang went to third on Collamore's wild
throw to catch him napping. Wamby
threw out Strunk. -No runs, one hit, one
Chapman beat out a bunt- Roth beat
out a hit to Slebold. Smith fanned.
Lajole threw out Klrke, both runners
moving up. Lapp muffed Evans' foul.
Evans then fanned. No runs, two hits,
Slebold singled through Wamby. Lajole
forced Slebold, Wamby to Chapman. It
was a brilliant play by Wamby. Mc
lnnls singled to right, Lajole taking
third. Oldrlng filed to Evans. Evans
threw out Malone. no runs, two nits,
Slebold threw out Wamby. Billings
fanned. Collarnore filed to Schang. No
runs, no hits, no errors.
Lapp fouled to Billings. Chapman
threw out Eccels. Schang filed to
Qraney. No runs, no hits, no errors.
Selbold threw out Qraney. Chapman
out, .Malone to Mclnnls. Roth fanned
and was retired at first when Lapp
dropped the third strike. No runs, no hits
Strunk doubled to right Slebold
walked. Lajole sacrificed, Klrke to
Wamby. Chapman threw out Mclnnls,
Strunk scoring. Oldrlng -beat out an in
field hit, Slebold scoring. Malone filed to
Qraney. Two runs, two hits, no errors.
Lajole threw out Smith. Klrke doubled
to centre. Evans beat out a bunt. O'Neill
batted In place of Wamby, O'Neill bunted
and when Eccels threw far over Mclnnls
head Klrke and Evans scored, while
O'Neill went to third. Billings sent a
short fly to Schang, Collarnore filed to
Oldrlng. Two runs, two hits, one error.
Syracuse to CreM Continent
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SARSANET IS FIRST
AT HAVRE DE GRACE
Three-Year-Old Brown Gelding,
at 2-to-l, Beats Big Field
HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., Sept. 20.
R. T, "Wilson, Jr.'s., colors' were carried
to victory In the first race, a selling one,
for 3-year-olds, at six furlongs, hero this
afternoon by that good 3-year-old gelding
Sarsanet Two to 1 was the price paid
by the bookies for the victory.
Jockey Cooper deserves much of the
credit, for ho kept his mount out of the
Jam at the barrier nnd also when the
rush was made at the stretch. The time
of the sprint was 1:14.
Second money went to Striker, with
Klrat race, selling, 3-year-olds and up, B fur
longe Sarsanet, 102, Cooper, 2 to i, 7 to 10, 1
to 3, won: Striker, 104, Mink, S to 1, 2 to 1,
even, second; Srallywair, 112, McCahey, 3 to 1
6 to 5, 7 to 10, third. Time, 1:14. Water
Welles, Hiker, J. B. Harrell. Ueverly James.
Knight Deck, Humiliation, Lily Orme, Pay
Blieak. Presumption, The Sleres, Thrill and
Carlton a, alio ran.
Pecond race, elllnr. 2-year-olds, EH furlongs
Tom Klward, 111, Cooper, a to 5, 1 to 2, 1 to
B, won: Success, 112, McCahey, 7 to 1, 2 to 1,
0 to 10, mcond; Plumose, 103, Turner, B to 1,
3 to 2, 3 to B, third. Time, 1:08. Disturber,
Nolll and Lily Heatens alao ran.
Third race, handicap, all ages, mile and 70
yards rtoly, 102, Turner, G to 1, 2 to 1, even,
won; Cock o' the Walk, 122. Duxton, 10 to 1,
4 to 1, 2 to 1. second; Short Grass, 124, Hut
well, 13 to 10, 1 to 2, 1 to 4, third. Time,
1:42 3-5. Leo Sknlny, Blue Thistle. Holiday,
Wooden Shoes and Uncle Bryan also ran.
Fourth race. Fox Hill Handicap, 3-year-olds
and up, 0 furlongs Coquette, 114, Turner, 3 to
B, out, won; Fllttergold, 112, Uutweli. 13 to B,
3 to 8, 1 to B. second; Hanson, 105, McCahey,
V to 1. 8 to S, 3 to S. third. Time, 1:12 3-5.
Sir Kdgar and Superintendent also ran. Itobert
Bradley added starter.
Fifth race, selling, -year-olds and up, mile
and 70 yards Jawbone, 104, Louder, 10 to 1,
4 to 1, 2 to 1, won; All Smiles, 100. Uutweli,
even, 1 to 2, out. second; Tow ton Field, 107,
Cooper, 20 to 1, 10 to 1, 5 to 1, third. Time.
1:45. Jesse Jr., Stalwart Helen, Penny nock,
Itoger Gordon. El Ulod, Todelea, Chrlstophlne
and Tamerlane also ran. .
Sixth race, maiden 2-year-olds, BVi furlongs
Woodstone, 112, J. McTaggart. 15 to 1, G to 1,
3 to 1. won; Ocean Prince, 112, Turner, 3 to 1,
even, 2 to S, second; Belgian Trooper. 112,
Buxton, B to 1, 2 to 1, G to S. third. Time.
1:08 2-5. Smoothbore, Sea Beach, Jtao B
Maid of Dundee. Olelle or the Kitchen, Orator
lum and Narmur also ran.
Seventh race, selling, 3-year-olds and Up.'
o luriongs i-rairie, m, uooper. o xo i. o
to B, 3 to B, won: Gloaming, 107, Buxton, 2
to 1, 4 to B, 2 to fi, second; Scorpl, 07, Lau
der, 7 to 1, B to 2, even, third. Time, 1:12 4-8.
Chesterton, Page. White, L'Alglon, Day Day,
Carlaverock, Task, Tie Pin, Evelyn C, Ber
mudtan and Carlone also ran,
GET JUMP ON LOCALS
Teams Grapple at Harrisburg
for Divisional Baseball
D. Wyckoff, ss.
Orubb, Sb. j
The score by Innings:
Wllllamsport , 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
HAimiUBUItq, Pa., Sept 20. Wll
llamsport and Philadelphia battled here
this afternoon for the championship of
the Pennsylvania lines east The winner
takes the Atterbury cup.
Wllllamsport scored two runs on Phila
delphia In the Arst Inning. Up to the
fourth the Phlladelphtana had been unable
to send across a run.
Pennsylvania ..ailroad. officials with 8000
rooters witnessed the game. Two special
trains were run to this city for this game.
They carrle from Ilenovo and points east
Philadelphia sent 1700. With the big crowd
came the Qaskin Military Band, ot Sun
bury, and the Ilenovo shop band. The
general office band and the motive power
band cam from Philadelphia. Rooters
were In evidence wl(h varied noise-making-
device; Inclu4lti two monster mesa
phones, 8 feet la Untjtli, from Williams
feort, Each bad Uelr sawthplse.
FELLER NEEDS A
WHAT MAY HAPPEN
IN BASEBALL TODAY
Won. Lost. I'ct. Win. Lose. Split.
rhllllrs 70 A9 .572 .570 .508 ....
Brooklyn ... 7B 04 .510 .513 .530 ....
Boston 75 64 .540 .543 .530 ....
ht. Louis 119 75 .470 .483 .476 ....
Cincinnati .... flA 73 .475 .470 .471 ....
Pittsburgh ... 08 70 .472 .478 .400 ....
Chicago 04 72 .471 .474 .487 ....
New York ... 63 78 .453 .457 .450 ....
Won. I-oit. Pet. Win. Lone. Split.
Boston 02 43 .672 .674 .087 ....
Detroit 01 50 .045 .648 .041 ....
Chicago ...... 82 B8 .580 .580 .582 ....
Washington ..76 01 .5.15 .5.18 .551 ....
New York . . . . 01 73 .410 .463 .442 ....
Ht. Louis ... B8 B0 .420 .424 .417 ....
Cleveland .... S3 88 .381 T-390 f.376 .383
Athletics 30 97 .287 .297 $.283 .290
Won. Lost. ret. Win. Lose. Split.
Pittsburgh ... 77 CO .582 .565 .558 ....
Chicago 76 03 .547 .550 .543 ....
Ht. Louis 76 05 .539 .642 .535 ....
Nennrk 73 04 .633 .536 .529 ....
Kansas City ..71 60 .518 .522 .514 ....
HunTulo 70 71 .496 .600 .493 ....
(irooklyn 08 74 .479 .483 .470 ....
Baltimore .... 45 03 .326 .331 .324 ....
twin two. tl.ose two.
ED HOWARD CAPTURES
Mars Cassidy Is Placed, While
The Norman Shows in Six
LOUISVILLE, Ky Sept. 20,-Ed. How
ard won the first race at 6 furlongs this
afternoon, with Mars Cassidy second and
The Norman third. The time was 1:13
First race, selling, 3-year-olds and UP, 0 fur-lonir-'-M
Howard. 10". Lanalll;. 3.40. 2T0
and 32.30, won; Mars Caaaldy, 93, Judy, 34.00,
H.tiO, tecond; Tho Norinan. 109, l'ool. W.70.
third. Time. 1:13. Ilex, lloyal Interest, Ldlth
W. and Mannaseh also ran.
Second race, for 2-year-olds, B furlong
Ladv Worthlngton, OH, Martin, fU.RO. 18 and
i5.70. won: Circulate. 03, Lapallle, 8.10 and
(1.30. second: M. Hurth Thurman. 08. Henry,
0.B0, third. Time. 1:01 1-8. That's Me,
Vachel, Worthy Argument, Busy Joe, Mc
Adams, Industry, Flossie Walker and Al
Fierce also ran.
SEAF0RD, MACK'S SHORTSTOP,
AN EX-PARK SPARROW
Name of Youth Is Siebold, a Phila
SIIIBE PARK, Sept 20. Manager
Mack admitted this afternoon that Sea
ford, supposedly from Stanford Univer
sity, was playing under a fictitious name.
This lad played shortstop on Saturday
and made a very good Impression on
Mack and his men.
A fan In the stand recognized Seaford
as Harry rjlebold, a local boy, who played
with Cedar Rapids, of the Central Asso
ciation this season.
Mack said that he had played Slebold
under an assumed name because he had
not been officially notified that he had
obtained him. In a draft.
Slebold lives at 29th and Poplar streets
and waa a member of the Park sparrows.
He first attracted attention while play
ing with the Cambridge A. A., a team of
youngsters In Brewerytown. This was
his first season In professional ranks,
but he has Improved rapidly and Mack
thinks he will develop Into a 'Star, Sle
bold Is only U years of age.
Baseball Two Games Today
Athletics vs. Cleveland
FIRST OAMK CALLED AT HM Y. M.
fll VMPI4 A A Bread Balnbrtdga
UkirViriA Harry Kdard,Mjr,
TONIOUT AT SiM S1IAK1-
UK1SAT AIX-8TAK SHOW
KIXX. COfcTICO vs. JOE 1'IIAI.XN
JOHNNY MKALKY vs. PATHY HALKY
Yg. JACK O'HKIKN vs. JOHNNY IIUFirY
JOB HKIOTCKNAN vs. K. O. tODOHUN
HAII1K OHANDE vs. BUCK CKOUKE
Aden. tie. Hal. Bcs. Me, Arena Ke. 7Se, 1.
National Theatre yyS
BurlKju and Ioxlng. Popular Prices
Jehnny Krknarat's Amateur Soxlng
Tournaments Ws4atey sat Vaturday JCvcs,
TYPHOON A WINNER
AT WOODBINE TRACK
Thorncliffe Entry Runs Away
With 2-Year-Old Opening
WOODBINE, Can., Sept. 20. Thorncliffe
Stable's Typhoon, a 2-year-old bay colt,
won the first race, valued at SGOO, over a
6Vi-furIong course. Trout Fly got the
place money and De Haven, coupled with
Gala Water as the Seagram entry,
showed. The tlmq of the race was 1:08 2-B.
Klrst race, $600 added, maiden 2-year-olds.
BV4 furlongs Typhoon. 10!), Claver. IS.50, J3.80
and 3.30, won: Trout Fly, 100, Keleey, $13
and I0.K0, second: De Haven, 102. McUermott.
17.10. third. Time. 1:08 2-5. Gala Water.
Parachute, Styx, Alex Getz, Matrix, Mcllland,
Mrs. Jack Casco and Broomcord also ran,
Second raoo u(). selling. 2-year-olds, foaled
In Canada, m furlongs Copper King, 104, Col
line, $0 40, .S0, $.170, won; Alecto. 1)3. Mory.
$7.80, $.VKO, second: Ilecla'a Flame, 103,
SchuttlngLr. $10.20, third. Time, 1:01) .'l-R. Mies
Fay. Itunshore. Old Pop and Ooodshot Iilso ran.
Third race, $0no ndded, 3-year-olds and up.
mile Orpcrth. 10.'., Smyth, $S.10. $4, $4, won,
Star ot Love, 102. Forehand, $0.10. $n..10, sec
ond; neau Pere. 107, Brown. $14.00. third.
Time, 1:413-3. Kim, Dlek's Pet, Lady Lon
don, Saturnus. Kate K., Ray o' Light, The
Usher and PonteTract also ran.
Fourth race, rtoysterer Steeplechase. $700
added, maiden 3-year-olds and up, about 2
miles New Haven. 152. Crawford. $u.00. $4
and $3.S0, won; March Court, 144. Wolke,
$3.30 and $3.10, second; Jim O.. 1.12. Smith.
14, third. Time, 4:27 2-5. Caper Sauce, Kail
lnla. Union Jack and Doctor Ilolzbers also ran.
Fifth race, the Rothschilds Handicap, $800
added, 3-year-olds and up, 0 furlongs The
Snlrlt. OS. Callahan. $25.70. $11.80. $3.00. won:
Southern Maid, 100, Claver, $5.10. $3. CO. sec
ond; Privet Petal, 113, Smyth. $2.40, third.
Time, 1:13 1-5. Scrutineer, McCllntock. Semp
sllla. Heart of Oaks, Sllpperday also ran.
For Judge of
MICHAEL J. ItYAN,
City Solicitor, la a candidate for Judge
Court of Common Fleas, No. 2,
t-ft 'IbSbBbI A ' SBBBBBBSb
"The People of Philadelphia
should appreciate the able, loyal
and effective manner in .which
City Solicitor Michael J. Ryan
has piloted the transit litigation
to a speedy and successful con
elusion. We owe him our
A. MERRITT TAYLOR,
Director of City Transit.
RECRUITS JOIN PENN
SQUAD IN PRACTICE
New Men in Work-Out on
Franklin Field Port De
posit Crew Coming
The biggest squad of the season turned
out on Franklin Field this arternoon for
football practice under Coaches Gaston
and Marshall. There were 30 men In togs
and 10 more who worked out In track
Five of them were new candidates of
considerable promise. They Included Grant
Wheeler, a halfback on last year's
Northeast High School team; E. 8. Jack
son. a former star end on tho Lawronce-
vlllo School eleven: Stanloy Allen, whoJ
played tacklo on tho Syracuse freshman
team two years ago; Ncstleller, on end
on tho Harrlsburg Technical School last
year, and R. B. Jones, substitute fullback
for the varsity last year.
The squad was further Increased by
Russell, the big guard, who come up from
Port Deposit this morning to take an
examination. Grant and Woloh, of the
Port Deposit squad, also worked out on
Coach Gaston gave all the men In uni
form nn unusually long drill In tackling
tho dummy. Afterward two teams were
selected and ran through signals for half
an hour. Thero waa-the usual preliminary
work in punting.
The entire varsity, squad from Port De
posit will come up In the morning and
will practice on Franklin Field In the aft
ernoon. When both squads work together
there will be more than 100 men out
CLAY COURT MATCHES
AT GERMANT0WN TODAY
Large Number of Contestants
on Hand for Seventeenth
The usual large number of contestants
were on hand today when the first round
matches were begun In the 17th annual
clay-court tournament for the lawn ten
nis championship of eastern Pennsylvania
In men's slgles and doubles.
This event Is being staged on dirt
courts at Strawberry Mansion, under the
auspices of the Rumford Tennis Club.
The title-holder In singles, I. S. Cravls,
Grcenpolnt, will be on hand Saturday to
defend tho championship against the win
ner of tho tournament, and Cravis and
C. C. Van Horn will defend tho doubles
FOR TOMORROW'S MEET
First race, selling. 3-year-olds and up, 6
furlongs -carrio orme, lou; -n-eeman, joj;
Cardigan, Marlon Ooosby, 105; 'Urn Leaf,
100; Miss Fielder, 108; Charmeuse, Orange,
Broom's Edge, 111; Furlongs, Irish Gentleman,
Second race, selling, maiden fillies, 2-year-olds.
5 furlongs 'Little Mother, Dalsy Melkle,
Eurvmede, IK); 'Margaret E 95; Miss Bland,
08; Emily R., 100; Winnie O'Day, 'Dollna,
101; Lady Vandergrlft, 103; Lady Mildred,
Olive McOee, Owana, 104,
Third race, selling, 3-year-olds and up, 6
furlongs 'Masenlk, 100; 'Whlto Crown, 'Eddie
Delllng. 103; Africa Beau, St. Leo, Liberator.
Black Thorn. Sweetheart Sue, 105; 'Mack B.
Kubanks. 100; 'Lack Rose, 109; Oakland,
Fourth race, handicap, all ages, 6 furlongs
Hanovla, OS; Othello, 103, Vogue, 100; Luke,
Fifth race, eelllng. 2-year-olds, 5 furlongs
.ouIeo Stone, IK); 'Lay-master, 03; Impressive,
05: Harry Gardner. 100; Mike Mallon, 101;
Old Charter. 102: Thelma Marie, 103: Cora O..
Infidel II. Dick West. 104; BaWno, 100; Beauty
Shop. 107; 'Jerry. 108.
Sixth race, selling, 3-year-olds and up, 11-16
miles Dengro, Obolus, 102; 'Coppertown, 'La
Mode, 104, 'Justice Goebel, 107; 'Transporta
tion. Wander. 100.
Seventh race, selling. 3-year-olds and up,
m miles F. A. Welgle, 'Caumeretta, 06;
Reno, 100. Olga Star, 'Lady Panchlta, 100;
Any Port. 108. . , M
Apprentice allowance claimed.
Weather cloudy: track fast.
Jack Coombs Declines Yale Offer
DETROIT. Mich., Sept. 20. Jack Coombs, of
the llronklyn team, decided after a talk with
President nbbets this evening that he would
refuse an offer from Yale to coach the varsity
nine for a three-year term. The offer to
Coombs, which he has had under considera
tion for some time, came from the Graduate
Board of Yale,
Cards Draft Mauch Chunk Lad
MAUCH CHUNK, Pa., Sept. 20. Harvey
lllller, of East Mauch Chunk, who played
with the Durham (North Carolina) team this
season, has returned home. On Saturday he
received a message announcing that he has
been drafted by the St. Loula National League
club. He will go South with the Cardinals
In the sprint;.
Court of Common
He has revolutionized the conduct of the Law Depart
ment living up to the rule of "Equal rights to all special
privileges to none."
His past record is the best guarantee of his future con
duct, and counts for vastly more than "endorsements" of
He put the City Solicitor's Office "on the map."
His opinions have been given without fear or favor
and regardless of whether they pleased or displeased.
His only Master has been the Law.
Without his prompt and vigorous action there would
have been no starting of the "Subway" or "Elevated."
He has permitted no alteration of contracts, and there
have been no "Land Damage Scandals."
He has voluntarily relinquished fees to which he was
legally entitled, amounting to more than his salary.
He has saved millions to the City.
He has earned promotion by splendid service.
As Judge, he will be as he has been as City Sob'dtor
fearless, learned, independent, administering Justice impar
tially and with honor.
Primary Election, Tuesday, Sept 21
Every registered voter will receive two ballots: W
Party Ballot and the Non-Partisan Ballot.
Judicial Candidates appear on the Non-Partisan Ballot
Vote on your Non-Partisan Ballot for Judge of Cprt
of Common Pleas, No. 2.
MICHAEL J. RYAN
TITLE AT STAKE IN
ST. MARTIN'S EVENT
Individual Matches to Deter'
mine Champion Is Novel
Event for Members at
CONTESTS RUN ALL WEEK
Something new In the way of a tennis
tournament started "this afternoon at the
Philadelphia Cricket Club. St Martin's.
Annually the Interclub Lawn Tennis
League has fostered & team champion
ship, but In addition to tho team matches
that were decided In the spring an In
dividual championship vms-echeduled.for
this year; and It Is this event that began
Players entering the tournament are
confined to members of clubs who took
part In one or more matches In tha In
terclub series. The events are singles
and doubles, and doubles teams need not
be made up of members of the same club,
but oan be selected from among the
pjayera entered .
The tourney will continue all week.
FAST COLTS ON EDGE
FOR NARBERTH RACES
Five Events on Program to Be
Held Wednesday Prinelda
Works Mile in .2 :
The colt meeting at Narberth on Wed-
nceday promises to draw the largest
crowd of racegoers that ever watched a w
meeting In Philadelphia and vicinity.
With Its large list of entries of clever
trotting youngsters, tho events are likely ""
to mark an epoch In the history of the "
All the colts entered are on edge, hav
ing been given their final workouts Frl-
day and Saturday. Yesterday the Bel
mont track, at Narberth, was 'the meet
ing place for a number of noted horse- "'"
men, who journeyed there to get a line
on Bomo of the colts.
Five events will make up Wednesday's
card, besides a race by double teams.
The Sporting 8wecpstake, for 2-year-olds,
Is ono cf the events that Is Interesting
The local colt. Directum Blngen, named
In the Sporting Stakes by James Bell, Is
not sure of starting. The colt Is some
what sore and stiff, and whether he will "
bo fit when race day comes Is problemat-
leal. Directum Blngen Is one of the
hlghcst-bred colts living. The young
trotter was driven a mile In ,2:2314 at
Cleveland, but was unfortunate In hav
ing a long shipment from the West r
which caused muscle soreness. ,
BOOBS DEFEAT WISEGUYS
Baseball and Boxing Feature of ,
Trouble Factory Outing
Captain Boo-boo's Boob baseball team
wnn n tnstt nnd Interesting frAttin from
Captain NIg's Wlseguy aggregation ST .
national pastlmers hy a score of 8 to S
In the featuro event of the Trouble Fac- .
tory's annual outing on Kocnlg's farm, "
Darby, yesterday afternoon.
Three boxing matches also were staged. "
A bout between Eddie Sullivan and Jack
Kantrow, who aro anxious to meet at a .
local club, proved a clever set-to, Alex.
Costlca, Rumanian boxer, gave a good
exhibition of wrestling.
The pinochle championship for the day
Seattle Wins Northwestern Pennant
SEATTLE, Wash.. Sept. 20. The North!
western League season closed yesterday.
Seattle winning the 1U15 championship. TS3
league started with six clubs and nnlshel
with lour. Vlctorli and Aberdeen having beei
dropped from the roster. The su-vlvlng clubs
finished aa follows: Seattle. Tacoroa, SpokanJ
Pleas, No. 2 ft