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 - COONEY 1 C FAIN ii - maikable Entbrtiasm...
COONEY 1 C FAIN ii - maikable Entbrtiasm Manifested : When Scran loa lioy Was So Signally Honored. 11IS W0BK FOR TKLNCETON James Lawrence , pooiiey, known to nearly every Scrantonian by 'the familiar name of Jim,.wus last Saturday evening signally honored by being unanimously elected captain of the Princeton football team for the season of 1905. ... The Tiger team, after their season's hard work, which ended in such a iiiit - I - JAMES L. COONEY. disappointing defeat, broke training on Saturday evening at a banquet" at the Priilceton inn, where Cooney was enthusiastically' elected next year's captain to the cheers of the entire team. Over a thousand students surrounded the Princeton inn on Saturday evening,! awaiting the result of the election, und when the report came that Cooney hud been elected unanimously a cheer went up that would have shamed the rooters of old Ell had any been present. That Started the celebration. Despite the fact that their team was defeated by Yale, the student body celebrated as if they had won the game. The cheering - and celebration lasted until midnight. When the banquet was at an end Cooney walked oift of the banuuel hall only to bo surrounded by hundreds of students, who Insisted upon raising liini on their shoulders. They carried him around the campus singing "Old Nassau" with all hea(s bared. Never was the election of any captain so enthusiastically received. Cooney, who is modesty personified, struggled to free himself from his captors, but was unable to do so until Trainer Jim Robinson, with a squad of football men, rushed the crowd and brought Cooney smiling to his quarters. Jim Cooney is a Pine, JSrook boy and started his football career on the old "James Boys" ground, tlnj present site of the Scranton Holt and Nut company. Being anxious to receive an education he attended SI. Thomas' college, and as fullback of that team and on the School of Lackawanna team distinguished himself many times. Professor Buell of the School of Lackawanna persuaded Cooney to go to Exeter academy where he played tackle on the Kxeter team for four years. Cooney finished his course at Kxeter with high honors, having been elected president of the senior class of that Institution and receiving the. first honor prize cup known as the "Tale Cup'' given to the student excelling in scholarship and athletics. XAU the large colleges made Cooney flattering inducements but he choose Princeton, the most democratic of all the 'large colleges, and had hardly donned a, football suit when it was apparent to the l'rincton coaches that a successor to the Toes and DeWitts had arrived. The Brooklyn Kagle has the following to say of Cooney's brilliant work In the Yale game Saturday: Princeton stock now began to boom and for a while it looked ns if the Orange and Black would have at least one tally to its credit. Miller made a yard by Bloomer, and Staiinard followed with two more through the same hole. Yale was then penalized Hve yards for off - side' play. It was Princeton's bull first down, on the Yale Hfty - yurd line, Cooney, the Tiger tackle, who was playing opposite Captain Hogan of Yale, was then brought back for a series of rushes that were spec tacular In the extreme. Time after lime was he given the ball and In each instance gained ground. Cooney did not seem to care what came to him rn long as the coveted goal line was brought nearer. In reckless abandon he was hurled at the Yale line, which was powerless to stop the Tiger battering ram. Aided mice by Rltler and another time by Stunmird. Cooney. In six rushes, carried the ball to the Yale twenty - six 'id line. With one yard to gain, third down, Stannard was given the leather. The Yale backlield put up 11 wonderful secondary defense and succeened in stopping the mnner for no gain. Thus Princeton lost the ball on downs for the first time in the game. , "The few minutes 'In which C'oonev and his muts wore carrying the bull toward the V " goal, were minutes of the fiercest and best football of the contest. It was a desperate almost delirious attempt. "Cooney was brought buck for another essay at the line of Blue. He got only one yard at first. - on the sec. ond. however, by .Kinney he crashed, staggered and then gaining equilibrium galloped wildly toward the HI I goal. Cooney Is free of the line!' wus In the mouth of every Pr!n - eto,ilan sup - jMirter. And he wus. I let ween the striped stockinged runner and 11 touchdown stood only one 11111:1 that was Rockwell, the Kll quarterback. He made n diving tackle, which struck Cooney houdoii ami brought him to the ground In a lit up tin the Princeton fifty - two - ynrl line. Rockwell had saved the day for Yule and got a mighty elisor of recognition from the renters." A Scranton boy who witnessed the game said: "Time and again Yale with Bloomer, Owsley and Hogan buck of the Hue cnine at Cooney and always lost ground with )ut two exceptions. Yule gained but seven yards throughout the entire game, on ('coney's side of the line, mid It Is not teneially known that Cooney had a scire arm, hurt In the West mint twine, L badly that he is still unable tn raise his hand lis high ns his head." Cooney certainly showed more pluck and endurance in Saturday's game than was exhtbited on the gridiron in years. .: ; : - 1 '" Mart Cooney, a brother of the newly elected captain, is also distinguishing himself on the gridiron. He is playing fullback for Exeter and is to enter Princeton in another year. - When the Cooney brothers . get together on the Tiger eleven they will make Old Eli pay dear for the victory she attained on Princeton field last Saturday. ; . " Another Scranton boy who is playing "varsity football in a "prep." school is Harry Vaughan, the star end of the Exeter football team. In commenting upon last Saturday's game between Exeter and Andover the Boston, Globe says: "Scranton, Pa., has two representatives on the Exeter football team of whom she may well be proud. "Mart Cooney, a brother of the Cooney. who so many times snatched a. victory out of what seemed sure defeat for Exeter, is playing a great game, having made two touchdowns in Ihe Andover game. ... "Harry Vaughan, a, freshman, is one of the best ends that ever represented Exeter on the gridiron. He tackles with such fierceness and strength as to temporarily disable the strongest opponent. His tackling and running down under punts is .the .work of a veteran." Vaughan also goes to Princeton in another year so that Scranton will be well represented on the Tigers' grid - i iron. CREATORE HEARD IN WILKES - BARRE Italian Bandmaster Given Great Ovation in the Luzerne city Audi - , . ence Was Large. A very large audience greeted Creators and his famous Italian band ' at the Ninth regiment armory, Wilkes - Barre, last evening, and a greater treat an audience never had. Creatore is no ordinary conductor. He is a marvel. His band is a wonderful aggregation of musicians, and a conductor of ordinary abilities able to attain beautiful heights of most glorious music With it, but Creatore is far ahead of his men, He .leads them, commands, entreats, and plays upon them in every possible manner. . ; He' holds the audience as he does the band. The audience has ears for the; men, but eyes only for Creatore. He discards all the traditions of con - ductorship, in that he leaves his desk, marching tn upon the band and entreating or commanding this or that with most admirable effects. Beauty and balance of tone, sonorousness, perfection of blend, excellent precision, extraordinary power, clean phrasing and tremendous climaxes are the characteristics of this band of Italians, whose blood seemed to tingle when playing the music of their countrymen Creatore, contemporary of Maseagni, and exponent of Donizetti and Verdi does not confine Himself, however, to I Italian music. Indeed, Wagner's Tann - hSAiser march never had a nearer performance to the composer's idea than this organization gives. The climaxes arc tremendous, and the thunderous chords ear - splitting. Then equally pleasing, although the extreme opposite' of Wagner's thunder, the Blue Danube waltz of Strauss the beautiful, sensuous and ravishing music of Strauss, suffers not one iota In being played by a brass band such as this is.. If It is possible to enhance the. beauty of this waltz Creature's bund is the. organization to do so. Mascagni's intermezzo from the Cav - nllcrla was a pronounced favorite, and nn encore demanded. Kncores were given to each selection, these consisting of popular selections such ns , the Mignon Gavotte,, the Marsellnise, and other well known pieces. Signor.So - dero, the harpist, was loudly applauded, and his extraordinary manipulations of the harp brought him two enthusiastic encores. But Mjidame Barlll, the soprano soloist, received an ovation., The perfect Italian training evidenced in her singing brought down the house, and her Involaml from Verdi's Ernnui was a masterpiece of the art of singing. To the demand of the audience she responded with the old Yankee song, "Listen to the Mocking Rird," and her trills, roulades and dafntlness of execution again brought the .audience to her feet, imploring for another, to which she again unwill ingly responded. To recommend one to hear this band would be a weak argument, rather it should be said that any one with any pretensions whatever to a love of music must hear it. It Is a necessary part of a musical education, and one that .will lie long remembered as one of the events of a lifetime. Creatore will he heard at the new Armory November 17. IS and 19. The sale of seals opened yesterday at Powell's music store and tlje demand was great. NEW YORK DEPARTMENT STORE, :' 221 Lackawanna Avenue. SHEET MUSIC FOR ONE WEEK. ALL SINGLE COPIES, 19c; OR 3 COPIES, 50c. BY MAIL, 2c COPY EXTRA. "Teasing." "Strollers." "In Tokio." "Field Day." "King Dodo." "Tippecanoe." ' "Alexander." "Sweet Adeline." "Shame on You." "PI IT, Puff. Pouf." May Irwin Songs. . "The Troubadour." "A Bit o' Blarney." "Babes In Toyland." "Lucy Linda Lady." "Mnid and Mummy." "The Girl You Love." "I Love to Two - Step." "But I Wus Dreaming." "Come Play In My Yard." "Strolling Down the Pike." "Buck. Back to Baltimore." "By the Watermelon Vine." "Listen to the Brass. Bund." "Don't Forget Me. Annie Dear." And two hundred more pieces, all the latest hits at above prices. 15tl AptommnR at Guernsey Hull tonight! This highly artistic performance upon the harp will cull together a representative audience of Heriihton's best people, ns advancing age may prevent u Inter visit of the artist. I .urge advance sale. 8 o'clock. lit 1 t at imd Vox Vlar Touelber. A. A. tilnn of Prospect Ferry has a linn yellow coon cut. One morning re. eenlly lie did not come In lit Ihe usual hour, mill on looking around , C.ipt. (linn discovered him III a field a few rods sway, playing' wlrlh 11 fx. They played for some time, . Then the stnrtcd for the house, the fox following for some (flstanet, Iteallalng he wan too neiir civilisation for his own gmiit ho turned and skipped for tliu woods. This vat hnM been III the habit of spending. some of his nights in the woods. It Is to be presumed It is not their first meeting. Kelincbeo Journal. , I

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  2. 15 Nov 1904, Tue,
  3. Page 5

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