The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 27, Ed. 1 Sunday, November 17, 1912 Page: 20 of 62
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SAKOmjZ BROS. '
S also wit iB
; NATIONAL LINKS
English Writer Regards America's
Crack Course as Far From Ideal
in Many Respects.
' Probably ll.. fitst r.-a.ly adverse cnti-'-i
elBm of Hit' National gulf links of Amer-
fH lea niters bark to this count rjr from the
.4'i pen of a wan.lcri:g i-lav r. lio write In
England. He does not weni to agree with
A the generally ao eptod theory that tho
fi'':'. National links is one of the world's finest
courses il pito ti.e money. negry arid
' brains expended in making it rank anions
' the best. Other foreign writers have
Visited the National course and ha' e
'j?; placed It on the top of the iist.
.5;7' tThe wand- ring pla er describes that a
'v-number of tery wealthy ambitious and
' ':' determined golf. r put their heads to-
' (ether ami decided to established a golf-
;i era' paradise and that in pursuit of this
vl ..-Idea spent some I-ooiOn and plan the
expenditure of a great deal more In pcr-
fecting the uka. He say he waked
"observantly and meditatively over it
' and dc-scr.lied an h-eir.- tramp oer the
". ;i Shlnnecock lln.s to reach tin oujeet of his
.-'i'ii Heard). Tihi he pr-n-. . ls to tell how it
" ceme that tin- National .inks was eg tab -llshtd.
America with all it'- golf and money
T and ellt liusl-i.-ui. Ie sals was without
rK any coarse w-.ici m.ght for a moment
'Jy. he compared with the Kngdsh seaside
jy links the cnicf reason for the deficiency
bting that now here on cither of the sea -
. boards could a pneu. of land he found
o tuitabie to t o- purpose until fortunately
the trait en (.real iVeonie Buy was dis-
f .; covered. Then the wandering plaer de-
i! crlbe that a golfing syndicate proceed-
oil to "transform nature" Into the pur-
Poses of golf and to build replicas of the
I best holes in the v. i.rl.l. or parts of holes.
A member was sent abroad to study
photograph and make p'ans of the best
holes on the c- ntiiiei:t and m l!i:tain.
J. He then .i.rerU to di serih.- how the
t main feature:: of the third eleventh and
IV Beventeentli holes at -St. Andrew's the
Cardinal and the Alps at I'restwiek. the
'.'. flfth and ninth at Hranrasu r the Sahara
at Sandwich the lledan at North llor-
. tvlck and some others were copied. The
w'Kheme had to he modified somewhat but
; . the main features were persisted in as
. tar as possible until the National course.
"a string of pearls as it was intended
3' to be" was completed. He d Clares that
after hearing the course lauded an.l
praised lie approached the scene with
considerable interest and declares that
j; When he beheld it he was disappointed.
.f ' He then proceeds to say that it Is ouite
"liferent from any other Ann riran course.
.l-ftnd that In some respects H Is the best.
- 3i that It Is the only one that bears a trace
''M resemblance to the English seaside
courses : that ii lias ben exeellentlv
t planned an.l constructed and that It Is
.;V beautifully situate 1. Me then breaks
:: viorth startling:;.- in the fo'lowing strain
"But as a curs made up of samples
!';. Of our best courses or as one meant to
vvi eomparf. wi;h sti-h courses it M a fat.
;'; ': '. tire. It might lave been better if all
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recognition as America's leading motor car its
recognition as the standard by which motor cars
are judged are not matters of chance.
For ten years the Cadillac has been manufactured
and marketed upon well defined principles. The adher-
ence to these principles has been the dominant factor in
The Cadillac has never striven after the achieve-
ments of others; it is a school and a model unto itself
and a Cadillac has never been produced for which it was
necessary to offer any apologies.
The Cadillac is sureiv THE tn S
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$1.00 to $5.00.
ti at copying of hoies ha1 never been
aitempt.-.i. It is not In America only
that this sort of thing is done. Holes
. an not be copied in tl is way.
' The holes on the National golf links
at Shlnnecock bear extremely small re-
semblance to the originals. Take two
of the short holes for example. I know
the tiftli at itrancaster very well. Indeed:
have played it hundreds of times and
regard It as one of the very best of
::s kind in existence The attempted
-.nutation of It hi Shlnnecock is very
f. hie. although it was said to be an
improvement on the original in that the
t-elng ground is higher than the green.
Aaiti. the eleventh at St. Andrew's Is one
of the best and most famous holes In the
worM. hu' we were told that t lie Ameri-
can rcproduct Ion would be as good and
would be minus the only fault of the
Kifeshire gem In that there would be
some water between the tee and the
gr-en which would present a topped ball
from escaping punishment. At Shlnne-
cock. they have got the green sloping up-
wards at the back the big. deep bunkers
on either side and all that sort of thing.
Hut there is a vast difference between this
little American thing and that great
strong piece of golf out by the Eden on
the most famous course we have."
After the foregoing the wandering play-
er do lares that it was much the same
tliii.g all the way through and that the
plain truth is that the course does not
have the true golfing turf and never will
have. He asserts that the American cli-
mate will mt permit of such turf being
cultivated and tuere Is an end of It."
He closes with the following paragraph:
' This enterprise at Shlnnecock has been
splendidly conducted it Is a tine tribute
to the zeal of the best American golf-
ers Hut inevitably one goes to It now
with ones mind full of pictures of the
glories of British golf and It suffers then
CHICAGO AND MINNESOTA
I Left Now to Fight for the Second Place
I In Conference.
I (AssociJUd Prgji Report.)
! rHAMPAICNK. 111.. November
Second place honors In the "big nine"
football race will be fought out between
Chicago and Minnesota at Chicago next
Saturday. Chlcagd's 10 to 0 victory over
the University of Illinois here today put
them In the running for second place.
Central Hard for Vandy.
CAsiociated Prtit Report.)
NASHVILLE. Tenn November 16
With only four regulars In the lineup
Vanderbllt was held to a 23 to 0 score
this afternoon by the Central of Ken-
tucky football team. The visitors made
first downs frequently and several times
j made runs of fifteen to twenty yards.
CUT OFF WOMAN'S FOOT.
Mrs. Wates Thrown in Front of a
Train at Tyler Yesterday.
(Houttcn Post Special.)
ER Texas November 18. Mrs.
and her sister Mrs. John Malone
near tlarden Valley were thrown
i wagon this morning in West
onto the Cotton Belt track and a
engine cut off the foot of Mrs.
sister was injured only slightly.
our 1913 Catalogue y
WAS WALK-AWAY FOR HIGH
Rice Farmers No
Mechanism of the
A gleaming mass of orange banded
against the black -sweatered background
of Houston High regalia marched up and
down the field at West End park yester-
day afurnoon trampling underneath the
pride of Iieaumor: and s. attrtrg piece-
meal to the heavens of S uthwest Texas
the enthusiasm of the Kice Farmers.
And in the results of the gory melee that
sent hundreds of Highs enthusiasts
frantic with delight the local eleven ob-
tained a sweet revtHge lor th. rev. rses
of last stascn. sustained at the hands
of the wonderful Maxsi.n the fleet W'll-
kerson and their kind. l-'or when the
referee's whistle finully sounded a m r- I
cllul "taps" over l:.e fielu upon which
dusk had long since descended the final !
s. ore by irhn-li H-h re :alred h r lust J
aurcls from IHauciont .as t to 7
But Beaumont Scored. ;
Kresh courage a-iincd because they J
could n-.akf headway against High's sub- I
stiluses a courage that lasted even when
l';e lllack and -range regulars got bat k i
m tin game agu.nst ihein. and a difficult
long forward pass achieved by desperate
fighting spirits in the last uuarttr when
anti.- 'latlon seemed complete and all tlat I
remain -a was the honor of evading a
whitewash s. .r d T points for the K.ce
rentiers and gave Beaumont the honor
of scring the firs! touchdown made by
a scholastic eleven against Houston High
tins season tile second by any team.
l-'ori -six to se n te. s m l the story
of th fight by which IHgo's title be
cores practically clear to the Southeast
Txas h"nors as well as th. Central
T ..s flag giving them a clear road to
nice! any" scholastic eleven on eoual terms
fo the Slate championship Touchdowns
literally slopped over the Beaumont goal
l!ns at Intervals of a ver e niit-u . s
ao-1 fifteen-minute ua-ters would prob-
ably have run the total score up t a
tnut h higher figure.
No Comparison In Work.
Houston oprose.l heavy bat k r.tiairst
light ones the only material difference in
the weight of the tw o l-v. ns. as flic
lines Blacked up at about an e iuulit
There was no comparison h-Mwecn the
work of the two e. evens. High's; backs
rammed the line for long gains while
Beaumont could only mi!.- her 1llsl2r.ee
by skillful us of the forward pass t 'n
the other hand. High ret e tedly used tins
play to distinct advantage and. in nd.II-
tlon worked fake formations from both
kicks and passes f r long gains by --currying
runners. Settegast outpunted lbdi-
erts of Beaumont by many ards and
Arnold's long klcknffs a'so had the best
of the Beaumont men llich did not have
as much Uiok negotiating the Beaumont
ends as they have had against other-
teams But tackle over tackle play-; were
worked with greater frequency than
heretofore and High's midline m.n sifted
through the Beaumont defense in ad-
vance of the ramming attack of their
backs in far better form than they have
done in any other game this season.
To a certain extent Beaumont bp he
up the forward I usy but whenever l.wyer
nml ypcir cor u-UIOn mii.1. .f tl... i.kp!.
!ng pigskin a long gain of manv ards
was line to he scheduled High s wings
were as invulnerable as ever though in
Ogden and Cheesman. Blaine and Set or
got about the best opposition thev have
had tins year.
High Bucked the Line.
From the start Hiirh resorted to the
old game of sending big Settetrast Man-
ning and Qulnn' at the rival line an 1
their repeated ploughing for long gains
made certain the victory even without
the phenomenal success achieved with
the pass in two quarters.
To enumerate the stars of the game Is
an impossibility n view of the weakness
of B.-anmo'it. AI! of High's backs proved
consistent ground-trainers while the line
rut up one of Its prettiest offensive plavs
ni the season. The chief fault to be foiin.i
with the work of the Klaok and Orange
lay In the apparent Inability to supply
effective Interference for ttien running
back punts or kick-offs. Time and again
there ere plenty of High's men around
a runner 10 ward off the darting for-
wards of ttie opposition but they seemed
helpless and only got In the way. lieati-
mont's tackling was verv poor and the
only man won seemed able to accomplish
an-'thing on the secondary defense was
little Burrell xi se light weight was
dragged many yards before he would
down his man.
Krahl used a dozen subs sending them
in In the latter part of the second quar
ter and an of the th'rd. giving pretty I
neany every man he had on his team a
chance. In the fourth period however
when the regulars were sent back In with
Instructions to score for record the toke
turned on High for Beaumont opened up
the play and got away with Its series of
shifts and passes on the stars of the
local eleven. Towards the close. High
was only keeping the game In Beamnont
territory through the sup-rior punting
of Marlon Settegast.
Settegast Deserves Credit.
Settegast deserves especial credit for
his great work with the oval yesterday
as he was punting up to forty yards and
sending the ball back of the Hke Farm-
ers waiting to receive It. Time and
again his eluslvely placed splrials dodged
' si 01 ocauiiiorii players. The n-ork
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n. Hum lOUCIIUOW US WHS 1
very poor however. Arm 1.1 missing two
i men uiu Manning one. .Mannim-
ki.ked one very' difficult goal however
and Arnold added two more points t.i
his team's total by kicking goals.
Hoberls. who did the Beaumont punt-
ing was seldom able to kick far beyond
his own line of scrimmage and t w Ice
found his kicks blocked by the charging
Idttmar. On one of the occasions Sette-
gast fell on a blocked punt over the
Beaumont line for a touchdown. Roberts
also kicked on the ground from kick-
off but twice his bounding boots were
misjudged by Quinn who lost distance
he might have gained in returning them
Two long forward passes netted the
third touchdown In a few moments of
play. The first Lltterst to Dw ver made
thirty yards and the second. Lltterest to
Seror twenty-five more. Then Settegast
hurled his big body through the helpless
Beaumont line for the touchdown Ar-
nold kicked goal.
For the fourth and last touchdown of
the quarter Qulnn and Settegast were lit-
erally hurled from High's forty-five-yard
line In a series of bucks varied by a
couple of tackle over tackle plays until
Settegast scored and Manning kicked
With several sub ends. High scored
tWO more tmirhrlnwna In V. H.l.1 -
nic itiii'j qu.ll- I
ter Lltterst making one on a quarter- 1
back run from tlx nriUn.a- uA 1
Settegast the other when after Dlttmar
had blocked a punt on Beaumont's fifteen-yard
line the ball bounded back over
the goal line and the big back fell on it.
Both goals were missed.
Beaumont Scores Too.
In the fourth quarter. Coach Krahl sent
his regulars back with Instructions to
score but they could add hut one more
touchdown Thomas who had relieved
Cannon at quarter carrying the ball over
and Manning kicking goal.
After High had scored Beaumont seem-
ingly awakened and for the last seven
or eight minutes in the chill of the set-
tling dusk began to sweep down the field
by spectacular use of the forward pass.
A fifty-yard gain on a pass (Jrtpon to
Chenault netted a touchdown and Cap-
tain Brown kicked goal. That was the
last score as Settegast's long punts kept
Highs goal line out of danger.
High drew but one penalty during the
progress of the game while Beaumont
was assessed several long distances
throughout. High's first touchdown was
the direct result of a penalty for delib-
erate roughing by the Beaumont full-
back that closed with the quarter wltn
the ball In High's possession on their
opponent's one-yard line first down. The
full distance would have carried the ball
over but under the rule the pigskin was
placed on the one-yard line.
Beaumont waa not In the best of con-
dition having one star player Sheppard
out of the game owing to a recent be-
reavement in his family and Captain
Brown and Fullback Roberts were not
Physically fit. Otherwise Coach Ooodhue
Match for Well-Trained
Black and Orange.
1 Moto lv ltia. kuurn.
High's plunging back whose line bucks
and long punts were a big feature of yes-
terday s victviry over Bccuniont.
and his men feel they would have put up
a better game.
Forward Pass a Success.
The forward pass was UBed success-
fully by both teams no less than twelve
times for approximate gains of 190 yards
Secor's brilliant individual work in
handling It and Dwyer's operations at
the action end are woithy of note.
Secor can't seem to lose a pass. tn-
doubtedly the prettiest pass of the day.
however was the long one from Urlpon
to Chenault that netted the Bice Farmers
their only touchdown.
Yesterday's game dragged fearfully the
frequent call of "Time out" being large-
ly responsible. From Its one-sided char-
acter it rapidly lost interest for the spec-
tators. From the start Beaumont was kept al-
most continually on the defensive . and
though they managed to hold High at bay
for all of the first quarter the second
quarter opened with the ball in a position
from which the locals were almost cer-
tain to score. On the first play after the
quarter ooened. Lltterst shot through a
gaping hole plowed in the Beaumont left
tat Me. for the first touchdown the plucky
little quarter has scored in two years on
High's team. Manning missed an easy
Slaughter In Second Quarter.
Before ilie quarter was over. High had
four times crossed the visitor's goal lino
nnd kicked three goals. The I'urple de-
fense segued utterly demoralized and un-
able to cope with anything High tried
to pull off. Quinn's circling of right end
for fifteen yeards one of the few long
gains around the Beaumont wings put
High in position for its second touchdown
and four buck i finully sent the little
Irishman over for the score from which
Arnold kicked goal.
High. Position. Beaumont
Dlttmar (C) Kelley
S. Mitchell Helslg
Quinn Brown (C)
SubstitutesHigh. Hofstetter for Hcott.
Herbert for Hofstetter Thomas for
Qulnn J. Mitchell for Manning Cannon
for Lltierst Oamico for Blaine Qulnn
for Thomas. Thomas for Cannon Man-
ning for .1. Mitchell. Scott for Hofstetter.
S Mitchell for Herbert. Beaumont: Car-
penter for Helslg Helslg for Carpenter.
Benin for ( tgden ChenauTt for Brown
Brown for Roberts.
Touchdown Settegast 3 Lltterst 2.
Quinn Thomas Chanault.
C-inIs from tout hdown Arnold two
out of four attempted: Manning two out
of three attempted; Brown.
officials - Ki'leree Xearg (Texas) um-
pire. Arbuckle (Illinois) head linesman
Journeay ( Rice i.
Time of quarters Twelve and one-half
Score by quarters First quarter High
1. Beaumont 0. Second quarter. High 27
Beaumont 0. Third quarter High 12
Beaumont 0. Fourth quarter. High 7
Beaumont 7. Final score. High 48 Beau-
ISLAND TRIPS HARM
SAYS B. DREYFUSS
Pirate Owner Explaim Why He
Will Not Sanction Cuban Barn-
storming by Players.
Barney Oreyfuss believes In barnstorm-
ing baseball trips If the distance traveled
by the team comes within the bunds
of reason but when his players desire to
take post season pilgrimages Into the
tropical counttles. he draws the line. The
owner of the I'ltishurg baseball club re-
cently stated his objections to such an
undertaking in plain words when he
learned that several of the Pirates we.re
contemplating a voyage to Cuba as mem-
bers of a party under the direction of
Cmpire Charles Rigler of the National
Sometime before the close of the season
of lull'. Kigier canvassed among the Ta-
rious teams of Hie circuit and selected
as many stars as lie could assemble.
They planned to play two or three game
a week in Havana and other Cuban cities
where the American game haa become a
craze It was also announced that the
piayers would be taken on several" big
hunting expeditions during their stay
upon tlio Island. Rigler signed up a
squad of men from the National and
American. leagues but the venture. It la
believed by many persona. Is deatlned to
fall through although efforts are still
being made to carry out the Idea.
Waoner Refuses Offer.
Hens Wagner was one of the lint
players asked to accompany the barn-
stormers to Cuba. It was proposed to
play the big Carnegie captain In the
short Held Wagner however declined
the Invitation. He had arranged during
the spring months to go on an extended
fishing and hunting trip Into the South.
Friends at Hot Spring agreed to build
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Hutchinson & Mitchell
a boat especially for the trip provided
the great batsman would accompany them
on their Jaunt He accepted and some
time ago received a letter from Arkan-
. announcing that the boat is an
ready. Claude Hendrlx and Al Wagner
will also be members of the fishing party.
Hendiix was also Included In the roster
of the proposed Cuban excursion but
he was not greatly Impressed with the
Idea and on learning that Wagner
thought more of the Hot Springs under-
taking than the Journey Into Cuba.
Claude promptly turned down Rlgler's
proposition. Marty O'Toole was another
who was asked to go to the island but
when he discovered that such a venture
was against the wishes of his employer
he cheerfully declined the offer. Still an
other Pirate was slated to travel to the
tropics. This was Bobby Byrne but the
little third baseman also heeded the ad
vice of Barney Dreyfuss and decided to
remain at home.
What Oreyfuss Says.
"Barnstorming trips under reasonable
ndltlons" said Colonel Dreyfuss. "are
not harmful bu there should be a limit
to all such undertakings. An athlete who
is acclimated to tlio temperate zone has
no business going into the tropics and
laying ball. In Cuba any man who Is
lot accustomed to the surroundings is
at any time liable to become afflicted with
malaria fever or other dangerous forms
of disease. It is easy enough to become
111 here without taking a chance In some
When a club picks up a young man
from some minor league team pays him
a substantial salary carries him along
at an expense that quickly mounts into
the thousands and patiently develops
him Into a real ball player the owner
of that club certainly ought to have
something to say about whether he shall
run the risk of ruining his health by a
foolhardy trip to the tropics. I ao not
ask things that are unreasonable of the
inemDers or the team. Jt is not only for
the good of the club that the line Is
Irawn on these Cuban affairs nut it is
also for the welfare of the men them-
selves. "During the season Just ended we have
seen some examples of what these Cuban
trips will do for the ball player. Mike
Mitchell the star outfielder of the Cin-
cinnati club was a member of the outfit
that went barnstorming Into Cuba a
year ago. Io you think It did him good?
Not by any means. Mitchell's batting
was far from being up to his usual hlgn
"drover Cleveland Alexander and
Ceorge Chalmers the star pi tellers of
the Philadelphia club In the National
league also played baseball In Cuba last
winter. As a result their work showed
a great falling off. Not until late In the
race did they begin to display any signs
of their old-time form and then their
pitching was far from being the sensa-
tional brand of the season before. There
are numerous other cases that could be
Some Instances Cited.
"One of the many Instances of the
harm one of these trips may do Is that
of Tom O'Brien. This young man waa
a member of the Pittsburg club at the
time of the consolidation with Louisville.
He had developed rapidly and was one
of the moBt promising first basemen at
that time. O Brien. In fact was a clever
all-around player with a great baseball
tuture ahead ol him. We went to Cuba
and while on the ship was seized wltn
what seemed merely a severe case of sea-
sickness. It turned out. however to be
a far more serious Illness from which he
never recovered. Ever since Tom O'Brien
died I have objected to such trips and I
have carefully followed the baseball ca-
reers of many of those who have played
ball in the tropics since that time. 1
have failed to see a single good result
and no member of the Pittsburg team will
ever accompany one of these excursions
with my consent."
FEATURES OF THE YEAR
IN MAJOR LEAGUES
Washington Writer Heads His List
With "Phenomenal Rise of
Features of the season of 1912 In the
major league are thus summarized by a
Washington writer and It Is noted that
he heads his lists of Important events
with the rush of the Washington team:
The great rush of the Nationals from
seventh to second place In a single sea-
son. The wonderful base running of Clyde
Milan breaking Cobb's record of last
Rube Marquard'e winning streak that
continued for nineteen straight games.
The sixteen consecutive victories won
by Walter Johnson and Joe Wood break-
ing Jack Chesbro's mark of fourteen
straight for the league record.
Seventeen successive victories for the
Nationals Including a clean sweep of
every team In the West In the spring.
The strike of the Detroit players In
Philadelphia following the suspension of
Cobb for striking an Insulting fan In New
The wonderful debuts of Jean Dubuc
the Tiger fllnger; Carl Cashlon of the
Nationals; Earl Hamilton of the St Louis
Brownies; Jeff Tesreau of the New York
Giants and Eppa Rixey of the Phillies.
The breaking up of the far-famed Phila-
delphia Athletics ending with the fine
ni suspension of Rube Oldrlng and
Th early rush of the Chicago Whit
Sox holding first place long enough to
make the Chicago fans look for final hon-
ors. The great dash from the lln of Bank
O'Day's Cincinnati Reds forcing the
Redland fans to Indulge In dreams only
to wake up sadly.
The collapse of Rube Marquard the
Giants' wonderful southpaw. following
his nineteen successive victories.
The remarkable pitching of Lou Richie
the Chicago Cub twlrler against the New
The .failure of Harry Davis as manager
of the Cleveland Naplanders and his sud-
The strong playing of the Nap under
the management of Joe Birmingham the
The no-hlt games of Jeff Tesreau
against the Phillies and Karl Hamilton
against the Detroit Tigers. (No mention
Is made of Mullin's no-hlt fun against
Til passing ot Frank Chanc is Chi- I
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A TRIBUTE TO CQNNEFF
Mike Murphy Veteran Trainer Believes Late
Soldier Could Have Been Record Runner.
In the opinion of Mike Murphy Tom
Conneff. the runner who recently was
drowned In the Philippines could at the
time of his death have been the holder
of about every world's record from three-
quarters of a mile to ten miles had ath-
letes been as keen on breaking records In
the early 90s as they are at the present
In August 189S Conneff was groomed to
try for the mile record which he clipped
In the neatest possible manner. As he
was trained for that event by Mike Mpr-
phy It Is Interesting to hear what the
great trainer has to say about the man
and the performance.
"Conneff was a wonderful little chap"
says Murphy. "It was In 189S when I
was training the New York Athletic club
that I first got hold of him. He was in
very bad shape then having just recov-
ered from a severe attack of pneumonia.
As he regained his strength he began to
show his true form and then he came
along so fast that we could hardly believe
"In fact if we had been as anxious to
make records In those days as we are
now Conneff would have been the holder
of about every world's record from three-
quarters of a mile to ten miles. I know
Conneff could have made all these records
because In his training he was contlnimiiv
doing marvelous performances of which I
even I never suspected he was capable. It I
was nouiing unusual lor him to run
through a mile In 4:15 In his training. At
such times ho would go the first quarter
in :57 the half In 1:69 and the three-
quarters In about 3:05."
After his running career was over Con-
neff Joined the army and at the time of
Ills death was a sergeant In the Seventh
cavalry. He was famed as a dlstanoe
runner the world over and his mile record
of 4:15 1-4 made at Travers Island In
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supplanted by John Paul Jones who cut '
vonnerr s mark a nrth or a second at
the Intercollegiate games at Harvard on
May 27 1911.
Abel Klviat equaled Conneffs record at
the F.astern Olympic tryouts last June
but the little Irish runner ran his race
on a flve-mlle track while the other rec-
ords were made on a track four laps to
the mile and for this reason Conneff will
in the opinion of the experts remain the
one-mile Idol of the cinder path.
Conneff was born at Clane County Kll-
dare Ireland on December 10. 187. He
was 5 feet 6 Inches in height and
weighed when in condition 133 pounds.
He made his first appearance In an open
half-mile handicap at Clane In June
1885 winning In 2:17 from the forty-five-yard
mark. After winning many races at
various distances up to five miles the
speedy runner made his first Visit t&
America In January 1888 and Joined the
Manhattan Athletic club which at that
time was considered the greatest rival of
the New York Aathletlc club. At the
Yale meet held In February of that year
cago after landing four championships
an 1 two world's titles.
The unhappy death of "Bugs" Ray-
mond the eccentric twlrler formerly a
member of the New York Giants follow-
ing a brawl In a saloon.
The untimely death of Thomas C.
Noyes president of ihe Washington club
and the election of Benjamin 8. Minor
to succeed him.
The discovery and development of such
youngsters as Eddie Foster. Dan Moeller
and Howard Shanks of the Nationals;
Vic Saler of the Cubs; Cooper and Hen-
drlx of the Pirates; Jack Lellvelt of the
Highlanders; Hugh Bedlent and Forrest
Cadv of the Red Sox; Denill Pratt Gu
Williams Mack Allison and Earl Hamil-
ton of the Browns; Eddie Walsh and By-
ron Houck of the Athletics; Veach of
the Tigers; Rlxey of the Phillies; Chap-
man Johnson and Henryx. of the Nap-
landers and Lavender of the Cub.
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he ran In the mile unplaced from scratch
but later in the season he polished off all
the American cracks and returned to Ire-
land. In July 18S8 Conneff won the one-mile
championship of Kngland at Crewe in 4
minutes 31 S-5 seconds defeating Kibble-
white Pollock Hill and C. H. Maliey the
British cracks. In the nam month Con-
neff again beat Carter over five miles at
Ballsbridge Dublin In 25 minutes 24 sec-
onds. Returning to New York Conneff cap-
tured the National one-mile and flve-milo
championships and also won the one and
two-mile championships of Canada. He
continued to win about all his races in
this country and returning to Entrland In
1892. but could not get In condition and
made a poor showing The following year
he located In Worcester and came back
In racing form In a manner that enabled
him to make the remarkable performance
of 4:17 4-6 for one mile In a big handicap
meet held at Holmes Field Cambridge
which considered a remarkable perform-
ance. Conneff ran In and won so many races
that columns would he necessary to detail
them all. He held four world's amateur
records as follows:
Three-qurater mile Travers Island
August 21. 1895. 3 minutes 2 4-5 seconds.
Mile Travers Island August 30 1895
4 minutes 15 3-5 seconds.
Mile and a quarter Bergen Point Sep-
tember 2. 1895 5 minutes 38 1-5 seconds.
Mile and one-half. Bergen Point Sep-
tember 2 1895 5 minutes 38 4-5 seconds.
Mile and one-half. Bergen Point. Sep-
tember 2 1895 6 minutes 46 2-5 seconds.
On top of this Conneff held the follow-
Irish Half mile 2 minutes 2-5 seconds
and mile In 4 minutes 32 .1-5 seconds in
1886; four-mile championship at Dublin
In 20 minutes 55 4-5 seconds In 1887 an.l
four-mile championship Belfast. In 20
minutes 48 seconds In 1888.
Canadian Mile run. 4 minutes 32 4-3
seconds In 1888 and two miles the same
year In 10 minutes 10 seconds two miles
In 1890 In II minutes 36 3-5 seconds (the
record) and again In 1891 In 9 minutes
68 1-6 seconds.
English mile run 4 minutes 31 3-5 sec-
onds In 1888. defeating J. Klbbiewhlte
who afterward won the championships in
1889 1890 and 1891.
American Mile run In 4 minutes 32 3-5
seconds also tho five-mile twice in 25
minutes 85 seconds and In 26 minutes
46 8-5 seconds In 1888; five-mile in 28
minutes 42 seconds In 1889; five-mile in
25 minutes 37 4-5 seconds In 1890( and In
1891 he won the mile in 4 minutes 30 3-3
seconds and the flve-mlle In 37 minutes
38 2-6 seconds.
In 1896 Conneff returned to England
where he engaged in a series of races
with F. E. Bacon the English champion
which he lost. After returning to this
country he was matched to run a pro-
fessional mile against George Tinder the
Irish champion and the race took place on
the Worcester oval on August 21 1897
when Tlncler won handily. It was short-
ly after this that Conneff enlisted In the
expected downfall of the Detroit Tigers;
the collapse of tho Athletics' pitching
staff while the passing of Cy Morgan; the
great work of the Nationals the moment
' Chick" Gandll Joined them; the success
of Oeorge stovall on his supplanting
Bobby Wallace as head of the Browns-
the ' come back" of Jake Stahl and the
failure of Jimmy Callahan to do likewise-
the unprecedented hard luck of Wolver-
ton's New York club and remarkable
work of the Boston Hod Sox finally riv-
ing them the pennant.
The National league has seen the great
burst from the mark by the New York
Giants giving them an eaHy ifa(j not t0
be overcome; the bickerings between
Charlie Murphy and the New York club
bringing in Roger Bresnahan and Hora-
t us Foge the early dash and great
slump o? the Cincinnati Reds the run of
rA2Uck "ed by Dooin's Phillies
the oharge of dishonesty made by Fogei
against the umpires and the utter fall Jre
of the Boston Braves.
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