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I TTTE NEW YORK TIMES, SUNDAY, JANUARY . 4, 1914. GIANTS' VISIT TO JAPAN UMPIRE ' TiVS M-SilLL --CURLING TRAPSHOOTING GOLF AROUND THE WORLD WITH THE GIANTS Manager McCraw Tells of the Ball Player Short Visit :-: ; to Japan. ' ; Br JOHt J.lHffiRAW, Manager mt the York Giants, pedal Correspondence of Thb Niw Tob TlStSS. fCopjrrtght, 1914, by John J. McOrew.) NAGASAKI. irr"." Pe. .Mrj Impressions of Japan are very eat- ere4 t-m i-n.- i. i.n iit.t Kfnr tered. This tetter la written Just berore we take ship for Shanghai, and I expect ta have mora settled views after I have . thought the whole thing over for a few days. One fact Impressed me strongly, however, and that wealths extreme friendliness of tha Japanese toward the Americana. Our reception was moat cordial alt along the line, to tha Mikado's country. There wa no Indication of any anti-American sentiment, and I believe that the vlalt of the world's tour- lets ha ben a big f actar in bringing tha two nations closer together. In my letter which I mailed en our - arrival at Yokohama 1 took up the Inci dents or our stormy Voyage across the Pacific Therefore I wi!l start this one nith our arrival m Yokohama Snd include our experience up to the time we .took ship at Nagasaki Ov VUlt to Japan waa hurried be-" rausa of tha taJeneas of the Empress ef Japan In arriving' at Yokohama, and coma of tha festivities planned had to be abandoned, besides soma ball games scheduled. -Of course, everything looked strange and miniature to us when wa arrived In Yokohama, Tha amsllness of ttatir of tha Japanese people results to a. h vehlclee being tight, and tha " railrats trelna look like toys, . Moat of us were glad to get on any land after the stormy voyage, and the almost constant seasickness in the party. The land certainly looked good to us, ' Mont of the party went to the Grand Hole! in 'riksha, )1 of tha ball play-era bring antloua to have a rhle in these ftattve vehicles. Which none of them bad aeen previously. We took a train for Toklo at a quartet of 11 in the morning, and the players had many a laugh when, they gave the cars the once over " on account of their site. There were swarms of passengers for the three liaaaea, but the little brown men handled them all as - smoothly and as quickly as the big men in America On the train waa a bridal party that afforded the players much amusement, the coatume of the couple and their attendanta looking like thoe ef folks made up for a masquerade ball. 1 Villi not pausw to deja-rihe the scenery en Ilie way I) Toklo, he-aiiee this derripf Ion ran be found In many book a of travel, but Its great contrast to that ef the United States and the conservation of the natural resources, which results in the Jaie cultivating every Inch f available ground lmpretiaed the ball players, especially thoae living in the fertile farming districts of the United h tales, where so many benefits of the oil are wasted. At Toklo Mr. and Mrs. "Jim" Thorpe got into a 'riksha, and their wl ; h t proved too great for the flimsy conveyance, which broke and threw them out. "Jim" had hia leg a HtUe bruised, but waa not seriously hurt. We went directly to the ball park of the Krlo University, where wa were scheduled to play a game. They mada bail players take off their shore and put on slippers before we could go en the extra vagaatly finished floors of me ereeemg room. A big crowd was present when the Olnnts and White Rox took the field and rave ua a rouln cheer. It vu the first reception from a big gathering aince we had arrived In Japan, and the cordiality and sincerity of It surprised me. " Germany " Hchaefer got the crowd from the first with hia comedy. We had done some practicing on the steamer 'in pantomime, but the roll of the ship made it difficult to swing" a bat. - Aa soon aa the teams got on the field we began some batting practice, and Schaefer roiled up to the plate, howing that hia sea legs were still - wltn him. Then he braced hlmnelf as -If to so with tse roil of the steamer and mi-itved several strikes by a mile. "What's the matter. 'Schaf.' " yelled Callahan. " I am. still figuring on the roll of the ship when I swing and can't hit them." rerlled the German comedian. On the sUamer we had done s' wtx.U let ef ehadow baJI playing that la. llLT,n.w oaJl playing ;,hat Is. pie- ? j if? iev Intended moving alt nw.a!Hlh' U" 8rUnd "Jt-trloa n the V 5. A t. i. 5 . v. . n tr.c of ibein about buying It Is done In most big league parks',,, nrcfii'fly, ",nn r""0,?-,. w PUifd some or r h V, VSk. . . 'l ,,"a 1 1 wwnm v nfj.j wfirn frii tum lres and players were introdurrd ! mee were translsteu tutoi aa int'jTretrr, an Amer - te would have been Jealous; the way those Japs yehed. Japanese by lean bleacherlt to have heard tome of us hardly recognized nur names when tbe Japanese ta-lst waa put to them. The players of the Keio University team were present and watched the work of the American players with keen interest. The Ju-ant-ae fan followed the same intelligently, and although they ' were- not partisans, they acted as If they Understood tnsnv of the fine points or ba-,tall. Tbe players showed up very well In the contest when their lone pell of seaslrkneaa and rough travel ! el, witn toe constant rnouon or tne ah notion of th ah pi beaut v. The editor made a little speech, ration. The White and Cellohsn. Larry " Dovle, and I by the score of 9jrame r!H back at him wi;n the rhat- la taken Into consul hot won the game to 4 Fpeeker pumped out a home run that brnks up thia battle, and the Jape showed that they appreclsted the theatrical bv letting out a long " Ah! " when thev saw "Trla" hit. although they did rot care which club won. We were to get an Idea of the partisan Jap feelina: the Bet day when we met the team of he Keio fnlverstty. Wlltse did the pllehlng for the Giants, and itis worae.t toe the White to. Jtnth twiner oi.l well In emte of the fart that they had not done any work for enour tnree weass, After the gam th entire party Went earK to toaotiama, wnere there was a rnn!!-t elven In our' honor. Mr. Co-miskev. Mr. Callahan, Ted Sullivan, and I maile spm-ehea for our party. The arountica of th dining room, of the Grand Hotel responded nobly to the milow voice and rapid storim of ." al." Captain Hlcraft of: the Kmpreas of Jipm mmiii a speech and said that he would rfgret to htm our party from his al'ip whrn we arrive.! n 'h!fa. told I', in (hat we would- miss him. but that there waa a lot of U who thought we could struggle, along without life on sMphoard for aonw time to come If It -rould only be avoided. When the band played the Star-fpangled Banner we all stood up. and I know there was a lu"ip In my throat. , They are very proud of the Ke6 team here, -and we were scheduled to play with them in tha morning In Toklo, We Jinew it would nvr rtn in M the Jaim t-eat Hi teaguers. sn the dinner' broke up early. We took the night train for Toklo. arriving late, and all hands hurry In r to bed , Comlskey. Callahan and I held a little conference on the line-op for the next day's game, when we were to meet the local plavers. I want to sav that there had been, some talk among the Americans living here of the Japanese using rouehV tactica and having the 'umpire working, for, their tim, but there was no evidence of this 1;irlng the game. They played- nice, clean hall and were very fast. f Tl Jpe were already on the grounds hen the Giants and White Pox. gut Into their uniforms about-. 9 o'clock In tne mornlnf. We were all Impreaeed by the speed and " pep ' of the Japanese boys. The Japanese fana also gave a sample of what they can do In tho line of rooting when they have a favorite on the field. Before the game we staged some more pantomime or shadow bull, and It made a big hit with the errt4iora. Gixnt-nature and good-fe. lws'iip pervaded the whole etmoa-pere. When we got a look at Sueasl, the Jap pitcher, we were aurprlaed to See him equipped with a pair of heavy. Cold-rimmed spectacles, which he wore In the box. Thia would queer him wltn any scout in the Untied States, aa the first requisite of a ball plwyer In any position ia good eye. He had good con-trol, however, but did riot show enough "tuff" to worry the Hits Iaguera, II t illnpUyed gaiitennas Ity Sticking throughout the fonteaL Callahan and I had decided to shove a mixed line-up Into the battle, and, when wa aaw that we would win, we rharuced tha men around te give nearly very one a chane. Tha first line-up to face the Japs for the Americana wm Magee,- left field ; Doyle, aero nil ba.-e ; Hpeaker. centra field; Crawford, riht field; Merkte. ftrt baas; I,obort, third huae; loolaii, shortstop; Wlngo, catcher, and Hcott. pitcher. The Keio boys had a college yell, Juat like the boy of the United HI a tee, sad they rut looke with It aa soon aa the American players had all been Introduced for the second time at Toklo. Keio got the first run, arid this gave the Japa a chance to root, which they did not overlook. They also did a lot of rooting when Morri, the Japanese rentr ft.,1,.e hit f,,i tin Ukm ltit the clasa of the lila; Leaguers, In le or our rocKy condition, was too . much fof the Japt mnd we flniUy ,and. ed on Bugaai, winning by tha acore of l! ta a. There was only one incident to ruffle .the smoothness of this game, and it turned out to be a Joke. " Tip ' O'Neill was stationed on the gnte to see that we sot our share of the receipts. The policemen here are not decorated .with brass buttons, and are hard for the visitor to distinguish. A couple of fel- lows tried to get past "Tip,'" and, although he could not talk their language, he stopped them from coming in. They pot up an aiatimeiit In Japnneae, whic h meant nothing In " Tip's A life, and lie still blocked the gste. Then the commanding officer of police came along and explained through an Interpreter thet theie were poll re officers. ''Tip" apologized via an interpreter and let the policemen In. " Hut they couldn't get by me with. out orders," asserted O'Nell. 1 1 suppose the American fans want to know what I think of the Japanese ball players. These little brown fellows have the making of good performers. They are fast and think well, always being in the game and taking chances. Once they caught as smart a ball player as Speaker napping off second base and pulled as pretty a double play as you could see in the Big league. Their one weakness Is at the bat. They looked bad against the Pitching of " Jim " HJtt. eepeclally after hs got sntne of the soreness and stlfrness worked off his srm, due to the long spell on the water. He fanned the last three to face him. But I believe with capable handling Ihey could b made rood batters. Many of the hitters are Inclined to pull away from the plate now, a fault common among bush leaguers, but they all seem to have a good eye for the twill. And It must be remembered that they were faring better pitching than they had ever looked at in their lives before. The Keio team could be strengthened in or fMir IwmlfloftN Nhd tie rtevolfifted Into a club that would be hard for any team to beat if It were handled by an expert. What I liked about their plav waa msi tney aid not retrain irpm taking chances, even agslnst a club that is rated to be one of the beat in the woriii. xney stole bases on Wlngo and were diving all the time when going Into a bag. They are alao scrappy. They tell you about a game played be tween Keio and Waseda Universities nere a lew years ago when the citizens, police, and ball players rot into a general scran that stopted the contest, and the umpire concluded it would be best to tr.Hke an exit over the right field fence. " Ifuw were thev on strikes and bulla? " I aaked Wlngo. who did I lie catching for ua. after the game. " They all have good eyes. They won't bite at bad ones," he repllea. " I tr!ed to work them with the wide ones, but thev don't fall." - That is a great point In the favor of the Japanese players. I believe with the proper coaching tvy could be turned Into aid hitters. IxM'ause even many a Big Leaguer will hit at bad balls. Mark my prediction. 8om star hall players will come out of Jaoan within the next ten years. Our trl-j has stimulated interest In the game .here, and it is in for a big play. After the gam'i with Keio University Crawford wna complaining. "What's the matter. 8am ?.' I ankd him. " I'm sore," he replied, " because I came T. miles to play .the sunfield." The crowd showed bo . bitterness over the defeat of the native team by the Americana, and we were cheered as we l"ft the field. It was evident, howevtr, that the Japanese were '; disappointed ov.-r the fact that their, team did pot win, and. even though we rould h"t understand their language, the spectators were complaining. Judging by their Futures, ss they swarmed off the field, Theae people hate to be bcuten, and they fisht hard. The final game of the series In Japan was played .between the Giants snd the White Sox at Toklo in the afternoon, and the American Leaguer again beat my bova, ths time by the score of 12 to 9. Thle gives the White Sox the edge on the entire series now, and Ihe tit anivo w I! le p'ayed very hard, as seven' K :ht f la vers have beta on the j c:"'c,-j-' of the romplete aeries. I Kir the flrwt time, after this, same, the 'ae-s hnd an opportunity to see f th s'vt-ts ird purcha.e souvenirs and , r-nd pit Lit, i -rt earda. The wsv they rn rifle' t'-e . eurto storea nii m Imemt er." T said, "there Is a 8'r" f ' ' " Hons, in ge throi.ah i I. in. I l't'M iiM .ai,.i.iiv (I.. i Mi, SV-V'. L '"I'"''"" ' wom" .mi iitaivfi. ptll.f r(Mt ;i : h pa: Mr ,,inr we took the night trsln , rin and had our first eMerience wui, ,he small Japanese sleeping cars which ere not ery much like the Pull- tmins m Ainfrtca. All the tall hova had a .-lined time getting any rest in these, and had to fold up like accordions to oMa.n any rest. The game scheduled for Osaka had to be called off on sc. count o? lack of time. Aut the editor of the tfmika Pally News met the party st h head of a delegation and pre. am ted us with a floral wreath. This waa carried by several Japanese girls, anil the unmarried members of the partv Uk-Sc a chance to admire Oriental ter. V. e are all eel tin uaeit tn n,i steech-mnklng 4inw, and I may take Ihe stump In the next political campaign when I get back home, I feel slighted If I don't make three or four speeches a day. W. J. Bryan, In mid-season form, has nothing on me at present Our tram moved out while the crowd yelled: " Hernial! Hansel'" Our next stop waa at Kobe, where w Sw our old ship, the Kmpresa of Japan, lying In tne harbor. We went aboard her on launches, snd the Indies In our party were presented with innr floral wreathe by the natives, launches snd native boats swarmed around the steamer, and moat of the players went back to their old pastime of purchasing souvenirs. Fred Merkle bought a complete Jnpanese suit, and he looks like a lnundryman In these clothes. We started for Nagaaaki at 1 P. M.. snd the trip through the Inland sea of Japan wss wonderful. Getting back iii. rnmrr mnm iiae coming; noma, and we all had a ilntit-e on the steamer that night. The turkey trot and tango have not invaded Japan yet, and the natives marveled to see the members of the party doing this dance In the hotel bell rooms where we stopped. Our stnv tn Jsnan was moat en lovable. All the members of Hie party behaved themaelves like gentlemen and lt.ft i grand Impression of the professional I stltuted. I"erhaps. after all, It Is prob-ball player. , This is what we are going ably Just as well that I wss desf, dumb, t.- do all the way around. It Is the Idea nn1 Mind to what was happening In the pf every " on the trlp bihI we re grhl stntul snfl hlesrlters. Most of all like one big. hannv family bv thta mv career has been spent in Pittsburgh. time, whose fortunes and seasickness 1 and evervthing else are whacked up together. We all liked Japan, tto, with Its hustling, different ways of doing things. And we got slong with the natives. It waa not long bufore " HI eve ' Kvans had picked up some words of the language, and he pleased the 'riksha men and other natives by spouting them whenever he got the otortunlty. Aa soon ss the steamer anchored at Nagasaki we all went ashore to look sround. Ws are to steam out of here st II oVIoek to-nlBht for rihanghal. Several of the boys went to a Japanese restaurant here In Nagasaki and ate a complete Japanese meal,- when thtty proceeded to an American hotel immediately afterward ,to get filled up. "Germany" Schaefer came along as i was writing the last of these notes. "What are you doing. Mac? ho aalted me. Hendtng some stuff back for the tiewnmiets." t replied, " Send word to Nick ' Altrock for me," he said. " that I gave the Japanese the once over and like them." We are all well and in excellent spirits as we leave for Shanghai. FANS CAN MAKE OR BREAK BALL PLAYER Pitcher Who Had Failed Dismally in One City Proved a Star When Sold. By BILLY KVASS. Americas Leagae Cm pi re How many games ant decided In the grand stand T That Is perhaps a rather unusual question. By it I mean what part does the rooting of the fans play In the result of many games. Concerted rooting really narrows Itself into a battle between fans and the pitcher, for nine times out of ten the pitcher Is the target for the verbal volleys of fsndom, Mayers, pitchers in particular, will Insist that they pay no attention to what Is being said to them. Players J are human, although many fans seem to think otherwise, and there Is no get ting awsy from the fact that the concerted rooting of the home fans In the pinch has Its Influence. On nine out of every ten recruit pitchers the Influence Is very marked. That la one reason so many of the youngsters blow up In their early try-outs. Veterans, In spite of their years of experience, which li supposed to tske the sting out of the attitude of the fans, feel keenly the effect , of adverse criticism or complimentary applause. Every player will admit that good, loyal cheering, when things are breaking toughest, will spur him on to greater efforts. Severe criticism at such a time unless the pJayer has a heart of oak, will create a desire on his part to seek the shower bath. That Is oris reason why college cheering spurs on the "varsity men to do their best. Often a college team, apparently beaten, has taken new life tajiciise of the encouragement given them by the student body, and attained a glorious victory. A desire to quit and give, up the game as lost by the fans, helps create a similar desire In the pUyers. 1 There Is no doubt that some players pay more attention to the attitude of the crowd than , others. It would be possible to cits a dozen cases of players ho failed dismally In certain cities and were stars in others. Why? Simply because the attitude of the fans toward them was entirely different I know one pitcher who shuddered every time the nwniiger selected him to start a game. The pitcher waa game enough, but for various ' reasons the fana had taken a dislike to him, and the very .J mention of his name atlrred un a bad ihrow hluAihpltCiher WOU 2 Lro.w, hundreds of voices would u yriii..B ipr ine manager to lane mm i.w - h? ISPrj l01p."!! man "nl. I 1!I7, Robert Oardner. the 1 cham-W lU Yrr 'i1? In tl Kro"n1 11 plon. waa an undergraduate at Yule seemed was demanding such action on i wh h ... nuocessful. Kcsrcelv out r n,1: i.-iLl t."1 ..T'' An r'."u,i ?.. . V- S.Z "1 '.h l'lUhr nyr ",k,,, i! Ku,bbt In the proper mood or spirit lie was simply waiting for aJ, ,n .P" Pf the manager. As a result' signal from the bench that would finish mm as a performer for the afternon This pitcher was sold to another major league club and has been highly successful ever since. Instead of being hooted and Jeered at as he steps on the field he is usually greeted with a round of applause. He thrives on such a diet. 1,.'- . .. . .... here are. I believe, a few nttchra i " .inwmicij, niuiiiereui to tne attitude of the crowd. They might be classed as great money pitchers, fellows who appear to go at their top speed when preaaed hardest, and when most Is at stake. Christy Mathewson Is one of the great money pitchers. For years he has been the mainstay of the Giants when a great deal was at stake. Chief Bender of the Athletlca la another such pitcher. Connie Mack has often said that Bender was the man he always called upon in the j i'uicn. mna mm me big Indian hud never failed him. f 1 have worked many gamea bark of iipii'ih im mow ior a iaci tnst nis greatest eahlbltlons have been against the crack clubs, with much depending on me result or tne game. Against tail-end clubs I have aeon the rhief urifonn very ordinarily. I'erhaps no pitcher Is Joshed and kidded more than Mack's famous twirler. The fact that he is an Indian causes spectators everywhere to greet nis appearance wltn war whoops, which is usually continued throughout the game. Such a reception doesn't seem to noiner Henner In the least. The louder and the more they yell the better he seems to pitch. The line of talk in tended to disconcert him simply makes Ueiidur smile the smile that Is all his own and work all the better. During training season several years ago i heard a number of star players discussing the Influence the crowd had on the average player, aa well as the attitude assumed by the pres. One of the players, still a star In the Natlbnal League, commented in a sensible man-. ner on the subject " Ninety out of every hundred plsy. era urn orislitsily inriiiniirnl bv what ""'i mem anu anoui mem. riine others are for the time affected, but . . . . eoon shake irr the sling of the criticism of the fan or the adverse comment of the press. About one In every hundred is perhaps totally indifferent to what is said to him by the fans or about him In the papers. " Every now and then In . my career I have run across players who Insisted that they never reud the papers, the spurting page In particular. 1 have always flk'ured that such fellows were simply trying to Joah some una, snd I have always refused to be that certain fiarty. There never waa a fellow play-ng ball who didn't read the papers If he could, A complimentary notice always pleased him. while a knock usually made htm pine for the heart's blood of the writer. There ere few of us who can gracefully accept Ihe bitter with the sweet. Kverr fellow la human, liable to err. I have always tried to figure thst I have done many things on the field that merited praise and pulled a lot of things that deserved criticism. 1 have always tried to rend sdverse comment with as much In'etesi as I would a half column of praise. Homctlmes It has been a rather difficult feat, but I have usually mitnnged to go through with It The only fellow who ever told me that he didn't rend the papera,' who I believed, was a fellow who frankly told me tha he couldn't read, It being the lirsl reason In the world. I'erhsPS It would be better for some of us If we couldn't read during the Summer time." Occasionally one runs srroes a player who really Is actually Indifferent to the roasts or applause of the fana. " I.efty " Ilfleld. who for yeara was a star on the Pittsburgh staff or twlrlera, was alwsys upon cs such a player. Such was probably the correct slse-up of tha southpaw, I,elfed happened to be one of the group of players holding a post-mortem on fandom and he remarked tbusly: t "I can truthfully say that the attitude of tte funs toward me when pitching has neither helped nor Injured me. I reslly believe I am an exception to the ordinary run of fellows, anil I have often wished that I was differently con- 1 have given some excellent exhibitions during my career aa a Ptrate. and have been liberally applauded. Such applause might have stirred me to greater efforts If I was susceptible to praise. On the other hand, 'If I had paid any attention to the roasts that have been passed me, I would be In the minors at the very best, if not in a padded cell. Mv style In the box has always been rather shiftless, indifferent. Just as though T didn't care whether T won or lost, when In reality no fellow ever lived who liked to win any better than me. A fellow simply can't change the stvle that nature has given him." The American league for several years had iuat such a Dlaver In Art Grins. ! who started with St Louis '-and then was sold to Cleveland. Griggs had a wonderful amount of natural ability. When I fimt saw him work I was posi tive that he would soon develop Into a star. Nothing worried Grlsgs; even 7, " r it. hi :t ... i " 7 i.J. in" ..i ine 01, t.i.ui eaciiei s , never feaied him. His appetite was Just as good after a game in which he had made several errors that loat the contest, as after a game tn which his hitting had been the deciding factor. T figured the attitude of the fans' In St. Louts was responsible for Griggs's failure to show to better advantage. I felt aure he would pick up juat as noon ss he hit Cleveland, where the crowds wore riot, likely to be as critical. Grins was waltuly received lit Cleveland, but his style was Just the same. Never in his career did he doff his enp to the crowd. lie walked to the bench with the same stow stride after driving oit a home run as he did after making an error. " Tou're a dub to-day and a hero to-morrow with the fan, ' I once heard him remark, "and I don't Intend to be either." Griggs and lelfleld are the exception to the rule, however, aa the attitude of the fan makes or breaks the average athlete. Copyright, IVii. by W. O. Evana. ! GOLF PROLONGS LIFE But Young Men of tha Game Win tho Championship. - . " What has age to do with golf? " is a question asked on many sides In the course of a season. The natural ans trer would ha Nothing." Yet the develop, menta of the last season show rather conclusively that It has. Francis Ctul-tnet, the amateur who beat Vardon und Ray, the world-famed British professionals, for the open championship of America, is not yet 21. Jerome D. Trav-, era, four times the national amateur title holder, an accomplishment never before equaled, I only 27. Miss Gladys Ravenscroft, the firitlsh girl who won the American title, would not be eligible to vote if equal suffrage were In order. As In other forms of sport, youth will be served. It is true of golf, despite the fact that It has- been called an "old man's game." When Alexander Milne, the venerable President of the Scarsdale Golf and Country Club, led the field in, the seniors tournament at Apawamia last September on the first day, there was much ado about the fact that he was 82 years old. But It was a tournament for men of 56 or older, and great though the veteian's performance was, It was by no means conclusive in argument that he could outdo the younger element on the links. There is only one answer tn the ques-tlnn " What has age to do with golf f " That Is simply that golf prolongs a man's life. Walter J. Travis Is young at Oft, though, of course, he cannot be expected to play the brilliant golf which won the British amateur championship In 1904 for htm. Yet he defeated the younger Travers at Tuxedo on May 31 in the. Invitation tournament there. Golf makes! a man young, and there's the solution. James Braid and Harry Vardon, former oen champions of Great Uriialn, are 43 years old, J. II. Tfl.vior, the pri ent champion, is a year younger. Alex Herd Is 44. John Ball, former amateur British champion, is 4!, and Harold Hilton, oresent amateur title holder. Is 43, Horace Hutchinson wort the British title when he wss a grandfather. To come to American golf, one finds that when Louis James wss the aira i i. .' .-.i.- i.- . . Harvard In 1904 and 11KO when he was th champion. Travers was only 21 i VMra id When he won hia first title In f hta (mm. Oulmet. In addition tobelir ' his teens. Oulmet. In sddl tho first amateur to win t ofn championship, is the oL-teor title holder, and. he Atnet'ln.m M a n c ti 1 1 Ajt t amateur title holder, and, moreover, is ranked first among the best American pin vers. The great cry In Britain at present la to the effect that there are no promising youngsters outside of Lord Charles Hoiie, who won the French amateur JHIe ti ls year, and 15. Kyle, who did so well In VI,.. HB Vlinilll'lUIIBMII' '.. ...IV......... tv,.. inn f. .n n,iim na. Tnv the last championship at Kt. Andrews to keep up the prestige established by Ball, Hilton, and others. Youth Is served in golf as in any other branch of sport. There Is talk of organizing an association of greer.keepers throughout tlie Flitted States under the auspices of tie lf. H. (I. A. In fact. Itobert C. Wstson, the national President, has promised to 1 Ka mat. a hafnr. Ih. tr mr-m I rv, m t . ing of the parent body at the Waldorf on Jan. . The Idea was suggested by several greenkepeers. who claimed such an organisation, to be thoroughly useful, should be recognised by tho V, ,f, u. A, It is proiMtsed that me member- ship shsll be restricted to green keeper who have been actively engaged In the hniinsM of carina for golf courses for a period of five years or more. It Is argued that as there are no secrets -i this business, an association would ma terially aid In the interchange of useful Ideaa. , TRAVIS R0UND1NGINT0 FORM Nov Yorker Priming for Plnehurit Golf Oulmet May Go South. Bp-rial fo Th Xcw Tor Times. " PINEHURST. N. C, Jan. 8. Former International Champion Walter J. Travis Is rapidly getting into form for the ten to annual midwinter golf toumamert which starts on Tuesday, and he will find the field of contestants one worth r of his beet game. Quite a sensation was created early la tbe week through the announcement that Open Champion Oulmet was contem plating a Southern trip with a Woodlan 1 clubmate, but definite word has been received stating that the open champion will be unable to come until February. " and by that time." he writes. " I ought to be keen for golf.v, The range of representation promise! tn be extensive, including numeroul Pennaylvanlans of prominence, a goodly delegation from New F.nuland and tn-l weal, and nn exceptionally large entry rrotn tne metropolitan district. NEWS OF THE CHE88 WORLD. Frank J. Marshall, United States cheat champion,-and A. Kupehlk, leader la tha aa nual ehaniplnnahlp tournament, divided thd ftrat - and second prises In tha Manhattan fhesa Club's rapid transit tournament fiv prises donated by Artntlde Martlnex, Treat dent of the club. After a knockout preilml nary contest at fifteen seconds a move, which eiemlnated eight of the entries, a round rolnn. tourney, under a lime limit of ten eee nd. aa plaved. Marshall and Kupcnlh tied SI la tha two winners ilrawtni; thnlr nwn sama. Mai-shall l-nl a same In lUmentKat and K utxbltt nne to Krevmlmrs (, Jail, with 4 points, won the third prise Other ai'orea; I,. II. mi a and J, MMnthal ': M, Man, Hi A, r. kiefml'iMs am V. K. Arrrinirone. eacn iv. tiumw itmlnatel were C. E. Northrup, A. Eltllnger, p. I. rteynon. K. Puervdt, ). J. Itellmrr, J. M. nan-ham, 1. Ilotiltison, and J, Jlopklna. In the rhamplnnnhlp tournament of th Hub. A. Kupehlk, with five siralaht wins, sllll holds hia advantage, fnllowvd by M. Kmlih, . E. Northrup, K, I', tieyhon, and J. Hoaentbal. The annual meeting ef the Manhattan Hism t lull, at which officers for Ihe emmtng year trill tx elected, will be held ntxt Thursday evening. To-morrow evening another meeting ef tha Metropolitan Chess League will take place In tha library of the Manhattan Cheaa Club. The league's championship tournament la colieduled to stsrt on Jan. 10. A letter received yesterday In this city from Hen. Freyre da Andrade, Mayor of Havana, relative 10 tha ,riii.,iMd iMlsmsli'lMAl hhess masters' onhKres st Havana, leaves no hope thst the competition will take place thla year. It had own announced for Feb. t. Mayor Freyre, In hia letter, saya that " wa are obliged to postpone the date of the tour-rament for another occasion." He adda that he had been confronted by difficulties in set-tine his aiMN-lal hudset approved en lima, and that there Is no proapert of obtaining the needed approval hi the near future. , Upon his arrival In 8t. Petarehurg, Jo It. Caiablanrn, the Cuban rheaa champion, was enthualaetlc:ally received by the members of the 8t. peterahurs Cheas Club, who arranged for him a serlaa ef mni-h gamea wtslnsi Ida leading eierfa at the ttuanlan capital. Flrat he defeated F.. A. Bnosko-dlorowskl. playing the black side of a Ruy Lopes, in 8? moves. Next ha won with the mhlta placea In a Queen's gambit declined against A. A. Alechlnn.' which lasted only 29 moves. While In Vienna recently" Dr. SRtianuel Lanker. the chess champion, was Interviewed with regard to his forthcoming mat.Mi with A. K. Rublnatrln. the ttuasUn champion. whir hi, hit says, will taka plui-e next uiiifiii-r er in tit sany ran. ana aimi ennretning J. ,: lIn,nca. thS Culain champloh. a ho met with a rebuff at the champion's hands when he challenged him to play fur the world 1 1 lie. ' Itublnateln la regarded by Lr. Iur-kr aa the one player moat entitled te play him for the championship. TAKE UP CURLING AS WINTER SPORT Dr. Nicholas M. Butler Leads Group of Prominent Men On St. Andrews Links. Amateur golfers have taken up the Scotch game of curling as a Winter pastime and several of the golf clubs In the metropolitan district have curling ponds. Owing to the backwardness of the Winter, resulting In the lack of Ice. play did not start unUl New Year's Day, but from now on to the opening of the golfing season matches will he played on Saturdays. Sundays, and holidays. Curling has been played by members of fit. Andrews Golf Club for the last twenty-five years, while the Skaegll Golf Club near Yonkera and other golfing organizations 'have taken up the sport durlng'the last few years. The growing popularity of curling has led to the proposal to form an inter-club league and play a series of mstches during the Winter. Most of the golf clubs have streams on or near their links and a simply constructed dam will provide a curling rink, which will . , . , ... thie. . : ' , lull . i VKfri'iMe m 1 1 1 1 r.i'r.B, inn inr While considerable practice is required to enable the player to become an expert, the game affords abundance of fun for beginners and strenuous exercise for those who have become proficient In the sport Curling provides an Interesting competitive event, and many of the players become excited over the outcome of a contest, especially If It is olose. It la also fascinating, and holds the Interest of the players from the start to the finish of the rame. The rinks at 8t Andrews are for the members, but the latter are permitted to Introduce a friend occasionally, especially If an extra man la required to complete a team. On a cold day. with the curling rinks In good condition, as many as three contests are in progress at one time. These provide stxnt for . from twenty. six to Ihlrtj players, according to the number of players on each team. A granite stone, highly polished on one side and smooth on the reverse, is used. A detachable handle enables the player to use either side of the stone; according to the condition of the Ice. These weight from thirty-five to forty-three pounds, but curling legends say that feotchmcn have used curling stones weighing seventy-five pounds. Many ot the players have their own granite outfits, but the club has a big atock on hand for the general use of the members. Kach player curls twice for a head, and the game consists of eighteen heads or pnlnta. One game usually re. 'mlri-B about two hours to finish, and there are many players who will com pete in matches, both morning . and evening, regardless of the cold or frosty weather. One of the most expert players of the club Is Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, President of Columbia University, who is the " skip " or lesder of his tesm. Ir. Butler has a keen knowledge of the game and a faculty for the direction of his team. This latter point Is important, as it requires a skillful hand to direct the stone and " lay up the r!nk." In order to accomplish the latter feat the skip is usually equipped with a broom, which he uses to retard the progress of the stone or Increase Its speed, and In this respect Dr. Butler has few superiors. During the progress of s game at Mt. Andrews he can be seen vigorously sweeping the ice In front of the stone as It progresses along the smooth surface. It was largely due to his ability to gauge the speed of the curling stone thst carried . nr. Butler's team to victory on New Tear's Day. It is the demoerstln side of curling thst sppesls to the players, snd millionaires are Just as much at home with the ground keepers nt the club as they are with the members. In the opening game of Ihe season Ir, Butler played with the son of the cttb ground keeper. Another Interesting festure of a match is the use of the Scotch dialect, which many members unconaciously fall Into, snd the result la a reminder of Auld Keckie," and the Scotch curling rinks, where the game has been played for several hundred years. One enthusiastic member of St. An drews Club yesterday said the rain had caused a disappointment among the memoere, ss a gooti sn-nay match, nnu been arranged for yesterday. "The general public," he said, "fails to appreciate the snort. It ,1s one of the best games of the Winter for general exer cise ana tne interest in tne matcnes Is Intense. The soundness snd quality of the sport sppeel strongly to. the players and tliev show as much interest on the Ice with the curling stones as thev do with the golf clubs nn the links during sulfide weather. Aa the healthful benefits become known more golf ers will tske it up anu then we csn look for Interclub series, and curling will he recognised as a popular Winter sport." Devotees or tne game are drawn rrom all walks of life and include professional and business men. who seek relaxation after close application to their labors. Among the prominent piayern in St. Andrews Club, in addition to nr. Nlchnlaa Murray Butler, are Austen G. Fox. the corporation lawyer, and his son, Austen M. lr"X. ihe legal rro, feasion Is also represented by Karl It Miner, former AXslslanl; Hlstrlct Attor. tiev: A. B lUlllday and J. T. Ten KveU G II . listen and Franklin foe. publishers: Peter Fletcher snd Bryden Ijimli of Ijunb. Finlny ft Co.: John Held, Jr., President of the I'nlted Ststes tlnlf Association: John Heed, Jr.. who hmuihl nolf to America, and hia son ihi Ri.H! Alfred Craven. Chief lOn- glneur Public Works Commlaalon; Wal ter Mcliousal. U. .triHpperton. r-ontai Tni.iir.nh f'nmnnnv: W. E. Hodgman, Otis Elevator Company; Fred Hol- broole, of Holbrnok Glass Company: W. Botmeau and muny doctors anu euu- stora A1 nfaat Banaonhurst. v - , , ih. rraactnt Athletic Club's soccer eleven I - st flay nidss yaiernsy arierenon spi. ni I raining by defeating the Ilensonhursl Field Huh. runner-up Hi the Field t iun iaue ompelltlnn. oy a score oi i" . "- withstanding the fact that Ttensonhurst was h. firt. to arere within five mlnutea from .... luaii waa mit Into iilav On ac count of Ihe sti-arty drisale that fell tha field waa heavy, militating againm inc imii w by th forwards. -i n une-up: I'lieltlun llenaunhurel, ....ItathgaheW Kairau V.'.'.V.'.'.'.'.MuIr . .... ...Watson Ila.'l Robblna Mael'hee , Hpailth -Perelra . ... One! ... Itlght hack . lft back . Right half . Centre half . I -eft half . Outalde right Inside right ,. Centre ,,, Inside left . Pod well. Carpenter. . . . Maelennan... tt'Kourie. ... Pert Humphreys, , hllllo Flannery-- Outelda left Referee J Albert IJnnemen Meae re. lutes snd Pavls. una liiiiniihreve, ti,) t'Millns. Ctesrsnt A. '.: Hall. Henstmhiirsl. Time Ilslves ot forty-flvs minutes. Harlem Navy Handball League. The annual meeting of the Harlem Navy Handball League elected officers and revised lbs rules and regulatlona for the 1PI4 touma-inent I ant week at the Lone 8tar !kat Club. Six clubs were represented: The Metropolitan, Lone Star, Union. Nnnparlel. Hudann, and Naaaau, all ot which will take part tn the gamea, which begla Sunday morning. Jan. 11. B. Wiealeader of tha Lone. Star waa elected Prealdeut, and H V. ClaavW of lHi NeaiMii, Hecretarir snd Treasurer, Handball has become popular with the rowing fraternity, and during the past year the seasoned players have become more proficient, and several new iilayera show pruin-lae. Team work haa had careful attention, en that the coming tournament Is likely to produce some' exciting contests, and the fight for the supremacy of tho league promisee to be cftaer than In any prevloue aeaaon. Game will be played on Sunday momlnp", starting at 1O:20. and a : each club playe tiime-mi-Hiiine games Ihe eerie rune well Into March, time putting a number of men In good shape to start the rowing season, v-hli'h promises to be a very Tbuy one Dili fer. A meeting of the delegatee wilt take pla,:e to-day to adopt schedules and appoint umpires for the see sea. SOCCER RESULTS ABROAD. Manchester United and Bolton Wan. - dsrsrs Cet a Drubbing. LONDON, Jan. 3.Sme startling results of games In the first division of the English Assoclstlon Football League took place to-day. the moat noteworthy being the severe drubbing given 'hi runners-up, Manchester United, by Bolton Wanderers by the big score of rt-t. Blackburn Rovers still hold first place, and on their own ground drew with Aston Villa, neither side scoring. Mid-dlesborough continues to advance, and caused quite . a sensation by going to Bradford and . beating , the strong City Club by 32. Liverpool also greatly surprised their supporters by beating Hunderland 2-1 away from home. Tut tenham Hotspur came a cropper at Derby and are slipping down the table. The scores: lerhr County 4. Tottenham Hotupur 0; Man-cheater City 2, Sheffield United I; Bradford City 2, Mldlexhorpuich 3: Rlackhurn Itavrra 0, Aslun Villa . Muntrlanl 1. Liverpool 3; Kv.rton 2. Newcastle t'n!te1 0; Went Kromwlch A. 1. Preeton North f.nd O: Sheffield Wedneatlay 2, Burnley 6; liol-ton Wanderera a, Manrheater united 1; Chelaea 2. Oldham Athletic 1. A desperate struggle 1 going on between the leaders, in the second dl-lsion, uri Hull City and Woolwich Araenal are trying hard, to oust coi'li other. Both won their games today, the former doing particularly well to beat the Forest at ..Nottingham by while Woolwich overran! Wolvei- liampton Wsrur-rers at -.home by 31; Leeds City entertained Stockport Coun-! w)n bv wnnexnir th Accumulation Cup. ty and further improved their position;,,, th u,tr v,rl , na1 . mr, i iv ana runner improveu neir ixmiiiun ; i i . . . . - nr rim .." "w-''.,,. similar score reuulting from the meet ' "ng of Clapton Orient and Glossop I Bradford again failed, this time before Lristol City 2 o hut Birmingham did well to beat Notts- County, 21. The scores: Budderafield. X Fulham. 0; Lincoln City. 1. Bury, 0; Blackpool, 3. llarnaley 1; Notts roreat, 1; Hull City, 3; Woolwich A ; Wolverhampton W., I; Orlmeby Town. 3. Ielceater Fosse, 0; Birmingham. 2. Notts County, t; Brlatol City, 2, Bradford. 0; Ieils City, 6, HtiKikport County, lj t'lap t-n Orient, B. Uluaeup, 1. Queens Park Rangers are making a bee line for top place in the Southern League, having gradually com up to sixth place from the bottom position, and they did splendidly to-day to beat Merthyr Town by 21 away from home. The leaders, Swindon Town, Journeyed to Plymouth, btit found the Argyle too good and suffered their fourth defest this season by 31. Norwich City made no mistake with Southend I'nited. soundly thrashing them ty il-o, and West Ham Ifnlted tan up g sent a of H 1 against Bristol Hovers. Watford woke up at last and beat Brighton and Hove on their own ground by 3 . The scores: Wes Ham CnlUd 6. Iiristol Rovers 1; Merthyr Town 1, Queens 1'ark Rangers 2; Reading 2, Exeti-r City 2; Southampton 2. Cardiff City 0; Plymouth Argyle 3, Swindon Town 1: Norwich city , Hnuihend t'nli.d 0; l.lllllngham 1. Nirthamiitnn 1; Crvslal I'alace S, Mllwall, 0: Watford S. Brighton & Hijv 0: Coventry City 2, Portsmouth 2. STANDING OF TRAMS, LKAOt.'E I. Lost. Dr. For Aget. Pta. 4 7 M 24 81 7 2 SS 2 2 S 42 2S 2H 7 4 31 M 26 5 41 2.', 2S 6 S 24 zo 25 e a 24 2i 2 7 S 37 23 i'4 4 .17 411 22 9 .1 B0 3d 21 B .29 S3 21 M 7 2M 32 21 (I S 2d 311 21 11 37 - 37 21 7 39 42 19 10 S4 41 1S 10 6 21 34 18 11 4 1 2f 18 12 2 (I 43 IS IS 4 1 7 42 13 CE II 3 38 13 30 8 4 33 2-J 30 0 4 4! 24 30 4 3 4H SI S'l 5 ft 3S H 2fl " 9 2H 24 23 8 4 25 2d 24 7 6 2S 27 21 T 6 21 l 211 S 23 18 22 4 28 - 24 22 8 8 31 3d 2U ft 31 33 IS 7 20 2H 10 11 3 2S 411 ID 13 1 2 3d 17 12 4 Id 28 14 12 t 21 SO It 12 3 21 41 13 14 5 22 48 II N t.EAGt'K. 3 W 31 3 8 33 20 28 0 4 27 21 211 4 II 28 2t 25 27 20 24 8 7 2d 24 23 T 7 2H 24 21 T 0 ;i7 31 22 8 ! 2,'l 1 2t T 6 31 28 20 4 ' 3'J 34 2u s d ? ids ,'o 5 28 SH III I 3 . :tO 27 111 I 10 3 2 2i Itt 8 7 21 .11 17! 11 S 2d :t IT! S 2''. 42 17 7 2 31 15 13 4 27 31 14 HI' k burn Hovers. 1J Man chaster t'ntte.1 1.1 Sunderland 11 Oldham A , tKilton wanderers 10 Hralford City... H Writ Hromwlch A g fturaley , S VI'MI.eboroush.. Chelsea 0 Aston Villa..... 8 Rverton T Liverpool e3 Sheffield United. Derby County... 0 Tottenham Hot- apur T Manchester City 4 Newcastle United 7 Sheffield Wednea- nay ,., I'reeton North End 4 LRA Hull City 12 W'wlch Araenal. 13 Notts County. ..12 l.aeda City...,. 1.1 Itradfitrd ,,..,,.tn Mury lo W'hampton W..10 Rarnsley ,, a llrlmeby Town,, U Clapton Orient. S Kulhara B Stockport Co.... S Brlaol City 7 Blackpool A lilrmlmrham . . . s IelcrSes Foaee. H LlneiiNT City.,,, B HuddeMrield ... 4 (lioeeon ft Nottn Foreet 3 BOCTHE Hwlndoti Town..H Crystal Palace.. 10 Reading 11 Northampton , ., T Plymouth Argyle. 10 Queena V. H.. . . S Brighton Hove N Weat Hsm t.'n. . a Kxetrr City I'urtumiHith ..... 7 Hout Hampton ... H hiiuilieml l'nlte-1 T Nli h City, ., A Cardiff City.... t Ollllngham S Mllall A I trial ol hovera. .. S Coventry City... 4 Merthyr Toein. . 4 Watford . . .TSA Scottish League Soccer. After their strenuous nm on New Year's Hay Celtic were milled upon to make a biaT effort this sftemoon In their away from home game with Tartlck Thistle, but Were able to keep their giit Intact and share the points. The Hangers also drew with St, Merven, and as Henri of Midlothian beat Oyr t'l.lted 2 to 1 the position at the too or this league remains unchanged. Falkirk' H did splendidly to win their game with ' J I 4 to 0, away from homo.!" i ne scores: i Aberdeen 1, Ralth Rovers 0; Alrdtreonlene I 3. Midllrrwell I: llnarla ,tt a4l,n.,ikl a 'rt'ick TiroV"ccnk,c8: WU:"tmt iiimarnica iiiniiirnin o, ralklrk 4 lundee 2, Hibernians 2: Hamilton Acad emlcals 1, Mortim I, HI, Mlrren 0. Hang. . ere u. TiE in soccer game. continentals rinsny uat on Even Termt with Irishmen. Mud-begrimed. hut happy, eleven Irishmen trotted off tho field at Lenox Ofyal after the International match of the New York Footballers' 1'rotectlvt Association yesterday afternoon. They were undefeated, slthouuh t epresitits' tlves of five nationalities of Kurope had been arrayed against them, and this was glory enough for one day. Old Erin tame through with iui even break a 4 to 4 decision. It will necessitate a replay to determine who shall play the winner of the Herd land-America game on Washington's birthday. The Continentals had previously dlstin-guishud themselves liy defedtlrig I'ina la.hd by tl Howls to 1. (in thclr teiitn yesterday were players from Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland and Hungary. Notwithstanding thia the ( cits got away unscathed and, at half-time, led by 3 goals to 2. This they increased to 4 to 2, but sfter that, with Ihe wind in ttieir ravur. their opiwinents bad the call to the. end. Brilliant play on the part of their forwards enabled the font mentals to nit down what was regarded as a formidable lead, beven of the Irishmen wwn drawn from the New York Celtics, end the remainder from the Hangers of Brooklyn. Catner- ons sikT- Oreenpuint. . The line-up and summaries : Ireland. Poeltlon. Goal . . . . Itlgbt bark . . . I-ft back Contlnenfule. Oleun . . M. Vsndeweghe Glaxer . . .Relchenwngen Has-er C. Mtver lilclch . , A. Vandweghe Mannlmig ...J. Vsndeweghe Walrre McNeill Douras McCavanagli. . Klght half Centre half . l-e-f t half Outalde rlKht Inei'lf 1 1 h lit I'eMro . . Inside left Duffy Glaea Hutchlnaon. . Willlnma. ... M. llrlMe,. ., Fleming Goodman Outside left W. Mi-yer Goa a Duffy. Mr Mr I, If, 12.) Hutcblnwin. J Vandeeeg'ie. Munntx,rg. (2.) M. VanUewighe. Referee W. Krsklne. l.lnimenA. Naitel and A. BlrchaJL Time ef halves Forty-five minutes. GALE BLOWS BLUE ROCKS OYER TRAPS New York A. C. Gunners Have Difficulty in Breaking Targets. Owing to the fact that the majority of the gunners were at Lakewood, N. J., only a small field took part In the weekly shoot of the New York Athletic Club at Travers Island yesterday. The conditions were the worst that the gunners have been compelled to face this season. Not only did it rain throughout the afternoon, but a three-reefed blew from the northeast and whirled the targets all over the lot. L'nder the circumstances it is astonishing that the nlmrobr were able to " kit) " any of the tfny clay pigeons. The fact that the scratch shoot was taken by a score of 6i out of a possible PS) targets is creditable. Conrad Stein, the winner, did the heat all around work of the day. Not only was he the high scratch gunner, but he also v:ts the high handicap marksman of thtt after. boon. However, he could -not win both prlzea, o the latter trophy waa awarded to W. B. Ogden. Mr. Stein, however, managed to cap. furs two other prlxes. He tfrok the Monthly Cud with a toUl of 19 out Of a possible 2 targets, and followed the . ,n , ,,,--, . i . trei to his credit, in the Travers Island trophy Mr. Stein tied A. W. Church for the cup, losing the- shoot-off by JO to IS targets. - Mr, Church alao was a double winner. capttirtng In addition to the Travers Island prize the weekly shoot for the instance cud. In the varletv ludl a, W. Church tied with Dr. E. It. De Wolfe, esch having 14 targets to his credit. No shoot-off was held, as it then was too dark to see the blue rocks. The club cup was taken by W, B, Ogden. The scores: MONTHLY CtJP-25 TARGETS HANDICAP. H. T. Cnnrad Stein.,,, 4 1 W. ft. Ogden., ,,0 l T. Insna, Jr... 4 11 B M. Htggineon.1 17 O: C. Orlnnell...2 17 A W. Church... 11 K. H McImore.S S H. if. n, nudes..,, C. J. Ktela 4 H. n. Debacber..O R. a. Brune. ....;) . F. Pelham. .-. IS. R, D Wolfs, 4 VARIETT CCI'-25 TARGETB gCRATCH. T. T. A. W. rhiireh..,..,ltiO. C. Hrlnnell, , , , , .11 r, He Widfe Hr 1, SI. In h. n. Detiacher....l2l CLVB TROriIY-25 TARGETS HANDICAP. I H. T. W H. Ogden 3 1 I Conrsj Hteln . . .1 I I H. H. Duden 4 17 H. T. H. R. Dehaeher. . 4 IS 0. F. Pelham... 14 8. R. De Wolfe . 3 14 Cs Grtnnell 2 12 E. a. Brune. .. ,B . 12 R. H. MeNemore 3 17 A. W. Church.. .3 1 r.. J, stetn.... T. Inana, Jr. S 18, H, M. lltaineoe,t II S IS ACCUMULATION CUP 28 TARGETS HANDICAP. Conrad aten....l SOiT. tnane, Jr., . Id O. C. Orlnell...2 IS A. W. Church... 1 E. G. Bruna S 18 B. M. Blgglnaon 1 IS 11. H. Duden 4 18'W. B. Ogden. , , ,1 14 K. It, Mcl.emore, 3 17 O F, felhem-. S 11 . . "telti ,8 17, E. n lie Wolfe. t I R. R. Debarher..4 17' TRAVERS ISLAND TROPHT 25 TARGETS -HANDICAP. A. W. Church. ..J 2liK. R De Wolfe... Conrad Stein 1 21 H. H. Duden 4 O. C. Grtnnell... 2 1G. F Pelham... 2 C. J. Stein S 1IR. R. Dehaeher. .8 W. B. Ogden... 2 18 ft. M. Mleglneon.l R. O. Brune... B 17 R. It. M clamors I T. Lensne. Jr.. .2 IT' PHOOT-OFF 23 TAROETS HANDICAP, A. W. Church.. 20j Conrad Stein ....1.1 HIGH HANDICAP PJIIZE-IOO TARGETS Conrad Stein. .. B 78;E. H. Mcl.emora It SO W. M. tadn,.. 7 W K. G. Brune.... SO 87 A. W. Church.. 10 88 R. K. tebschsr.ll B8 O. C. Grlnnell... 8 87 R. M. Hlgglnsoo t M T. Lenane, Jr... 12 m E, R. Pe Wolfe, 11 B2 i-, j. stein so fl.vj.-, F, l'elhsm.,11 S! It. H. Duden S fl-l1 HIGH SCRATCH PRIZE 100 TARGETS. T.l T. Conrad stein W. B. Ogden O. C. GHnnell A. W. Church. ... T, lfiane, Jr.;. tl H. Duden..., E. H. McLemore. n. Dhaeher.... 43 S2i;. J. Pteia 41 . .SO , .88 . . s:i ,.4I ,.4S It. M. Hlgvtnenn.,..41 K. It De Wolfs... 4t il r, lelhsm.,..,4t EL (I. Bruns....,,. .38 PI8TANCE HANDICAP-2 TAR1ET, r. T.l T. T A. W. Church. .18 lHrv. De Wolfe. .18 12 W. H. Ogden.., .19 liK. O. Bruns. ....14 11 H. H. Duden. .18 13JO C. Grtnnell.. 19 11 T. Ienane. Jr.. .17 13 R. R. txbacher.14 11 Conrad Stein ...10 12C. J. Fteln 16 10 Testimonial Shoot at Gedney Farm Tha teeiinicinlal shot teedere4 te Z. C, orrutt by the White Plains Gun Club at their grounds at ' the Oedney Farma Hotel, waa held i;nder very trying rondltlona. Thirty shooters faced the traps. & M. Van Allen ef Queens Club was high for Ihe day with 84 out vf a pneeltde bar High profee atonal waa Neaf Apgar with 73. At the eluae or the anoot Mr. orrutt waa presented with a Utile tusen of eeleem by Ihe dull. He leaven ror iuievuie lo engage in buslneea, ' Net H'eap. 8 r. 0 .. .40 .. Ill ... 4 ... 8 Tot Nal lr Mmih ft Willie.... Ir. liealy .. K 1.. W t I HO If S.t III 18 18 IS 13 13 H 14 Id 14 17 10 23 18 30 20 22 78 14 Id 18 IB IS 21 111 14 18 17 10 13 20 . 19 24 21 20 B4 2 81 74 4 ea 71 4 m 71 74 7 SB f2 M MeVoy Hammond. Miirroll. Van Allen.. Wlnelow. . . Apgar I'liaiidler, , . Hendrlcksun F. Ward... Tnwneend. , J SMarpe.. Keenan. . , , Deny an Iwmovan. , . . .14 . 0 .12 . 4 . O . o . 8 . 4 . 4 .18 .an . .12 .111 .32 . o so SS S8 I K. 7 14 18 1V ni N. A. J. K. K. M I', T. 21 20 15 if IH .11 13 14 22 12 13 IV 1 12 II 14- 18 13 17 17 13 I.I 14 14 13 12 10 14 17 III 17 HI 7 II 18 14 14 IB 14 12 10 1.1 15 It 8 7 8,12 15 13 10 Id M It 13 ! 17 14 Si 87 82 Id M-4 M 61 A4 B3 Ml All 33 44 Af 70 J Moure ,1. Fanning-.... A. D. Scovllle..44 If. Hadlork..l8 P. Hey 32 O. Allyn.... a Vn OOgckmanH High Ourt, en a fair 4lvl.l,.' th. 1., th' N,PMU GUB aUb h00t '-lerd' " icot-aaeray tsearn, u i., and a number ef members turned out deeplte the Inclement esther, F. Chaffee won Ihe semi-monthly mnt after a tie with Ir. G. K. Sobeaek, eui h snoring- 23. In the January trophy L, Magnnlla and J. Ferrlll each hit 4.1 largeis, Ilia firrmer winning nh the shont off The high sun prlee went tu !, Von liue-kmann, whnee score was 84 out of a pueelhie 100. Dr. tirbenck won the take-home prise. The acoree Keml-Monthly Trophy Tenty-flveTar(eta, Handicap. P. Von ifoeekmann. to.) 19; Dr. G. K. Schenck. 2. 2.1; F. Chaffee, 12.) 23; J. Kerrlll. (.1.1 20. 1.. Megnollw, 14.) 2d; .ttsler. (7.) Hi; II. Fief We, (it,) 20; IL Hart' eteln, (7.) IS; II. Peer, l4, 20; II. Leclit-man, t7, 20, . siiiHit uff nn by F. Chaffee. January Trophy. Fifty Target , Handicap. P. Von Boeckmann. (0.) 43; I. G. K. Schenrk, (4.) 4fl; F. Cheffee. Itl, 41; J. Kerrlll. (7.) 4.1; I.. Magnolia, (8.) 41; jilts-ler, li.'.,) II. Hlefke. (13.) 4. II. Hart-steln. (13.) 38; H. Peer, t.) 41: D. Lecht-man. (IS.) 38. Hboot-off wnn by L. Magnolia. Tske-lltnne Trophy. Fifty Targets THstanee Handicap P. Von Boeckmann, Dr. O K, Scicnck, OB,) S4VJ (18.) 83: J I en III, life,) II, L 20.) 83; iiarrae. nill8,' (18.) 3d! Itiier, (Id, l 48; it. m 28 H. Hnrtstein, (18.) 28: it 1Vt 28; D. Leohtr.ian. (14.) 24. Won bv Dr. G. K. Schenss' HlKh run prize won b P. Volt Boeck mann, S4-10H. , ) k I C. M. Camp Wins at Bath -Beach Only five gunners reported at - the Bath Roach traps ot the Marine and Field Club, the majority of lha marksmeii beri( away at Lakewood. The Nlmrods were called upon te face esceedlcgly Trying eondlYlone The beat work af ihe artel Fioim waa n.,7hH by C. M Camp, who won all tha prises I Tbe scores: M0NTHLT CUP-SO TARGETS-HANDICAP. H. T .13 37 ..0 ..0 32 H. T. P. Martin ... 0 24 I. K. Tone..,.S 81 C. M. Camp.. H. liralthwalt. C. Ransom PRESIDENT'S CUP-100 TARGETS HANDICAP, C M. Campt. .12 Oftll' It Town.,.. M S. Braithwalt . . 0 tit P. Martin 0 5J C. Ransom .... 0 02 1 TAHMIOMK TROPHY-100 TARGETS-HANDICAP. C. Jf. Camp. ...12 Sill. Rr-Towns. .. .S f9 S. Braithwalt... al P. Martin , jtit- t N. Y. A. Ce- WINS AT TRAPS. . Captures McClura Cup at 100 Bird; . at Lakewood. '- .1 Afpcd4l la r -Vets York Timta. lAKKVOOD. N. J n. S.The New York Ath telle Club's trap shooting tesm carried off the McClure Cup In s bird match this afternoon at the traps of the Laurel House dun Club. 1 Their total was 117 out or a txisielbls re". which waa excellent shooting It view of the high wind and heavy rain. The Field and Marine flub of New York was second with a total of &' and tne Country Club of Lakewood and Laurel House Oun Dub finished third and fourth, respectively, 11. Ij. Culver snd R. L, Spotts of the New Yorks led the field with scores of 84. Marine and Field Club ef New Tork.-f. ft ' Stepneneufi, 80; J. F. James, T.l: Xr. V.,. Bauer, 74: Dr. B. P. Hopkins. 2; E. tt. Lott, 77. TOtai 18. Lakewood Country Club. A. IS. Whitney. 88; ti. Vandefveer, 5; A. ftentiell. .;: J, 4 retjthton. tMi Frank Muldooa. 15. Total of. - ; j- Laurel Tlouae Gun Club. P, H.. r. Handolt. , Jr.. BA; A, J. Irvine. n; A. J. M t l"re. no; trharles V. Munhy. f?2; Frank F, Vander-hoof' S3. Tttat 302. New lork A. C Teem C. W. lUIHwee, ; . D. L fhiivee. 84; O. J. Corbtt. 74 j D. T. McMahon. 77: It. L. Mpotta. 84. Total 387. - Four Gunners at New Rochelle. ..' Illddlng defiance to a gale from th north "t east, with a driving rain, (our hardy mart- . nere from the New Rochelle Yacht Club took a reef la their shooting toga yraterday snd, facing tha traps en Ilsrrlsen Island, rolled un some good sreres, regardless of the adverse " and aaiia th. pftie-a ii jh i p Hummer Mm conditions. George P. Granhery. whe own mine aloep yacht x me. (.rr-Ve eight blue .' ronka and won the prtse In the lee'" bird '' -scratch conteet, and In the fifteen-" bird "m match ha tied wltn A. E. Eidiidge and H, R. Stoddard, each having broken nine of th clay biMie, In the slimit-ttrr (hey lied again, ' T and in the final al-'-x-off Mranbery -cn. Is the shout for the monthly cup at fifty., " birds " H. R. Ftoddard mraa suc'eeeful. - Inning tka leg alia a score of 43 sod a haadkae ef 10. C. A Maryland wss tlie -runner up with 41 as bis score. Gallery Rifle Shooting Scores. , WAIHIINGTOff. Jaa. .Rasuhs ef the see- ond week's competition for the Gallery Rifle " Shooting championship ef tbe United $Utft ;. show the hl! seers hnurs woa by Bris.,,-, port, Corusw and Clevelend. The acoree: , Claea A. Clevetand, 889. -va Bueyrua, Ob I a, Dlrktnacn. N. D., 979. vs. Birmingham. Ala, f2:t; District of Columbia.. HMi, v Milwaukee Ileyolver Club. 42: fS1dgep,tt. m tH, vs. Ht. Paul. 15: Adrlsn. Mich.. uiU. va. Youneeton. Ohio, 042: Manchester, N. H.. 0r,7, Va. Tacma. 00: MilsrauSea, Old - Guard. P), vs. Werrea. Peon,, riiulied Cleee I) Med'trd. tlhlii. (8, vs. Madle'i. " Wis., S41; Msrlim. Ohio, S17. ve. New (V- -leans. Mil; Rocheeter. N. Y.. 022. vs. Fan Francieeo, M : Walln. Cl.. p io. vs. He. " : lena. Mont.. 88t; Ktlltwater, Minn., ter,.,,, va. Mlnneaiiolla, 3i; Hot, k Ine, Minn,. I ft. va. Lmlavl'le. 8tW; King's Mills. Ohio, ovs, vs. Boston. 821. ; Scores In Revolver Matches, ',' The official scores la the Ihira and fourth B matches ef the United States Revolver As-soclstien Indoor tournament were announced ' yeatsrday as follows:. . Match No. S. Sr-oiiSne 1.003. versus Pi.'" Iiula Colonial 1 (K2: Phlladelnhla 1.073 Providence 1.07; Manhattan 1,123, Troo (Syrauee) 8M; DailSe l.n4, t'Miago Wl. Portland'' 1. 128, Tnmton l,of.r; IVeiton l.'aTJ. Belleville 1.017: Olympic 1.1.13. Seattle -1,074: Plttaburgh 1,124. fihell Mound L0a. snd Portsmouth 952, Osbora 979. Msteh Ne. 4. 81 iute Colonlsl 1 00. ver-" ' sus Providence 1,0T: tpoksne J.I.. Tr.p D 840; Manhattan l.ISh. Ynungatown 1.0n2; Portland 1.127. Seattle I,O70, and IloeioA 1.042, Cltlsms 90s, i 1, 1 1 , i M One Shooter Out aj Crescent A. C. J Owing to the fact that there was only ene - gunner at the Pay Ridge traps ef the Cree- ,. cent Athletic Club yesterday no attempt . waa made te carry eut the regular week'r , programme. It waa tha- flrat time la menv yeara that the Veacent gunner have feU-d.' te hold a Saturday matinee. However, tne . attendance at Bay Ridge has been very poor throughout h sos, and if weuld not U a " eurptlee to. bear that tha club has gives pp ' ' the sport. , " .,. - LOCAL, 80CCER NEWS. , ? . Sis elubs hsVs signified their Intentlos -at eompvtlng tn the first champlnnehlp eeelfe -if ihe iiaw H.iiri1ay I Leslie. Ir,"lnd Ing the Brocklyn F. P., Central T. M. C. A ' Clas McDonald - Strollera. Lenox Rangers. Belgians, and Mecrst. In sddltUin to tiiei- . , lha Klghly. fourth CemtMiny of the c,h, i.i , Artillery, at Fort Hamilton, also en-ele ta enter a team. The entry Il.t will be kecl " open until Jan. j la Entries, with the S '" registration fee, (must be filed with C. -trander. HecVetary. at 11 Bond Street. Bro.,8-lyn, before that date. At a meeting ot league S. delegates. hJd at tha Y. M. C. A. rooma. Cornelius Oetrsnder was elected permsnent geereiary sod the fitllewlsg enttimlllaea were ' atuxilnleil: 4'onetltutlnn and By-ljwsC, A Waters, Central Y. M. C. A., Chairman; K. Prlnsle, Clan McDonald Sdmiier; W. Came- Mil, overeeaa. rchedule-. p. Heller, lns KsngnrsiC Oetrsnder, Y. M. C. A; A. Behrena. Mecca Htars. The competition wilt -start early in February. It waa derided te -' liar atl players ef tha Natketal league and '' lha flrat dlvlelnn ef tha Xew YorS Htate League, as well as all senior players wbe ' " take peH In cup tta gamea. such a the National Challenge Trophy r the A. '. A. aeries. ' i . i Tha 1. H: T, Strollefa, ailh s total' sf Is '" pnlnia, lead In fha ebamnl'ittehlo een f t, the Mtroj,ollten and District league, clueelv followed by the Ht, Georgea, with IS points. ' snd Cheleea. with 14. la the earned dlvteion the Yookers Th let lea. else with IS points, , bold the lead. - . - ' With three gamea remaining to be elayed.' -. and Including three other whloh have been cored by default ejralnst tha Central T. M. '' C. A. In eoneeqnenc of their withdrawal, "" the official standing of the teams lit tha ehsmplnnshlp eompettlon ef the Field Club Roeeer League Is as follows-Clube Won. Iiet. Drawn. Pionie, Creeoent A. rj. lo I 1 Central T. M. C A.. , 4 0 Bensonhurst ........ I - S 0 i' 14 is Mnntrlalr ........... 4 3 Waten Island S -s 4 - - I . . :. Coltimhla ...I 41 . " 9 8 Richmond County ... I 7 "" 2 4 , Central Y. M. C A. rnrfelted te Beneon. ti but at. Montelalr, snd CnlumMa, (Vetiel Penalised twe points for playing an laelitil.le - player. The three game remaining te be played , are tha following: Stetea Island ve. Itlrhmon-t tv,unlv: Hfaten Island vs. "Itim- bla I'elverstiy; Klchutond County vs. Coium. bta University. -.Jfs rr leon Oval, In Harrleoe, N. J., will he . th scene this afternoon of an American - Fuothstl Aeaocletlnej eup tie lame bet area ha Weet Hudenna, ehsmplone ef Ihe Na : tlonat tasue. and Ihe liithlhm F. C.. ihamelone of the Allied Philadelphia League. Tha latter team baa a remsrkahle rerd. having woe einteatt cantea straight (set )ef 4 , and eleven straight mie aenn. The kl, k e'f , Is scheduled foe t:!o p. M. D. M. hyts - ot Brooklyn will referee tha game. . . Handicap Relay at Mlllrose Games.' The 2, 400-yard Military .Athlotki League., handicap relay race will be one ef the ais eventa to be run off at the gamea of the.m Mlllroee Athletic ,AsarviHtlos at ' Sladlsun -' K.iuare Garden Wednesday evening, Jan, S Tks geveniy-flret Ififsnlty esm will iti-ii'te Homer Peker. the eatlimat rhsmPKin at 0 yards: MUes Mcllugh. the Junior metropolitan champion at h0 yards: Ray Bonslh, the for- mer Columbia I nlversity rraes, woo won the , lunlor SiiO-vurd Indoor ehamnlnnahln teat year, and W. Anderson, the epedy mlddie. t V distance runner. The Thirteenth Regiment, teamwtlt probably consist of Abet jtlvlat.: l Ihe cjhamiiloa mllerj Hugh Iftraibon, R. i 1 Riley. Uni Jim Bneeeberger.! The Fourteenth: Regiment will have a team headed by Mel'.., Hhenperd, THa Twenty-third Regiment i esin fi will have OHM Ia Uroui. hv as n. t, ,r msn, , snd Ihe Twenlv-aeeend Regiment will be In ' the running with a strong team, on which Horace Hocking and B. 8. Fraser will, be the beet men. The preeent Indoor record l S mlnntea and S l-A seconds, and waa made '-, bv the Irteb-Ainerlcen A. C. team. ritmrod of J. BrownVow W. C. Robblna, A. R. Klvtat, , snd II. Schaaf, st Madison Houare Garileg , , on Feb. 6. li, j The New Sporting Annual. ,,' Tha beet little spert Ing reference booh ef tha year la the "Pollee Gazette Sporting An- T nual" for 1D14, publUhed by the Richard K. Keg Puliltehlng Ctmiats. It la a nnm. - pndluu ef beet perfimnanees in ail branetiee " ef sports, ably compile, and edited by Sam , C Austin, the wsll-koows snorting writer snd critic The sthletts reooris sre the rev- r ords ft tha Amateur Athletic Union, and . officially accepted by that organisation. The - -rowing, yachting, raring, trotting, pacing. ' automobile, hockey football, aeroplane, and ' swimming records kiede atl over tha worlj are officially ci-Tred The baaehall etalintles were furnished bv the) National Useelie.1- Cmm:aaion and Inrtuiie in deiaiia of B " wurld'a . Hil,l' aerl-e. The meln fee- -lure of the bntik. biiWover. Is the pugllleti,! j records, and Includes the bMory, ef furf boser cf (iromlnence in the e arid. Thla bee- H nMde doubly attractive by !ta lilgh-.tae-j - ' tlluatretions ond f Ntegriha ef (V ehanr piona. It is thent'.j and reliable a4 stands a aa saUtorKy es th-i ejt.'eut Vten wbtca ' r It trtets.

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