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TO REDUCE PURSES
After January 1 Prize Fighters
Will Not Fare So Well
WORK IN HARMONY
Earnings on Coast Have Been
Eaten Up by the Fight
Th pugilist of reputation l not to be
o well eared for In the future In a
Ananolal way at San Franciaco, If the
report from that city can be taken a
baaed on facta. It la aald that after the
first of the new year prise fighter who
appear In California rlnaa will find the
good old times om and that th flercu
rivalry between me various ciudh.
whlflh gave the boxsra big- percentagea
Of the gate receipts, will be a thine of
the past. .
While the clubs were fighting- to se
cure th big fistic plums the bruisers
were In a position to name their own
terms. It waa no uncommon thing for
the fighters to battle for 70 per cent
of the groa receipts. When It la taken
Into consideration that the club must
foot all the bill, advartlaa. put on the
preliminaries, pay the help, rent, light
and license, etc., this percentage Is a
big one. 1,'nder the conditions the club
could not very well make mucn prom.
Invariably the earning from these
will in throuarh many channels before
everything- is stralahtened out. Some of
these cJub have from two to six part-
ners, and they all expect a liberal share,
Then the referee has to be cared for.
and his bit"l not much less than 1100
tor each Important mill In which he
Competition In boxing, aa well as In
ny other business, la all right. It
serves to atlmulate trad and give the
public a chanc to get a fair return for
Its money. But sometimes vigorous
competition ha a baneful Influence on
boxing. It help to make the pugilist or
pugilists arrogant ana paves tne way
for exorbitant demand. It I only Jut
that a fighter should get wall paid for
his service. But tne ciud wnicn iaae
11 of the chances and must sustain Its
reputation for honesty with tne pumic
suffers In the end.
When the gam flourished In New
York state th proflta of the club were
norm ou Two or three big encountera
placed on of these clubs on a solid
financial footing. It wa nothing un
common for one of these institutions to
make from $20,000 to 130.000 on one
battle alone. And these contest were
not wide apart, either. They were held
with considerable frequency and Invari
ably drew a packed house.- Most of
these clubs were controlled by poli
tician who made a monopoly of the
Tom Sharkey aald recently that out
of live match covering a period of a
little over two year In which he waa
one of the principals he divided with
his manager a net profit of something
like $100,000, or an average of $20,000.
San 'Francisco cannot be compared
a fighting town to New York. Tak
ing In adjacent cities, such aa Balti
more. Boston and Philadelphia, and
Greater Naw York Itself, these clubs
hsd a population of nearly 6 000.000 per
sons to draw from. The price of ad mis
ion to these mills Is not less than $3
and hot more than $6. The cost of the
out-of-town sport to witness these es
says would not amount to more than
$30. figuring, that he waa of frugal hab
its, and to the local ring-goer about $10.
The last fight between Jim Jeffries
and Jim Corbett at Ban Francisco drew
a nearly $10,000 gate. In Nw York
If ona of the champlonahlp matches
went below this amount the club and
th fighters were dlssppolnted. Liberal
percentagea were allowed to the prln
rlnals. and tbey abused the publics en
couragement and patronage by putting
up ahady encounters.
The clubs are compelled to pay hand
aomely for llcenaea in San Francisco to
hold fights. In New York there was no
such tax. Outside of paying for rent,
light and preliminary bouta the club
.expenses were small, in nouts oeiween
third-raters at the" Broadway Athletic
club, the Coney Ialand and the Lenox
Athletic clubs, which were held about
four times each month, the receipt av
eraged no less than $:. ror eacn mm.
One club alone. It is aaid, cleared. $100.
000 in one year.
Just now California ia the only state
where championship battle are coun
tenaneed by the author. tics. There I
talk of New Orleana entering the neia
once more. But at present there is no
reliable foundation for the report.
The recent mill .between Battling Nel
son and Young COrbetl drew something
like $15,000. The same eontoat in New
York would have played to nearly three
time that ura. So It la only natural
for the California club to protect them-
selves. They are in a position to dic
tate because there Is no other plac
where championship fights can be held
In Kngland. especially London, the
receipts are rery amatL A $$,000 gate
Is considered large. The promoters do
not sign their boxers on a percentage
basis. They offer aa a rule the men
paltry purses, and the pugilists are glad
to get them, too.
TEA PARTY A K51 V"E K8ABT .
(Joimal Special Serrle.)
Bostoti. Dec. If. Under the auaplces
of th various patriotic and historical
societies exercises were held today in
celebration of the annrvaraary of the
Boston tea party, which took plan De
cember If, 177$, when tea on which the
colonists Were expected to pay the
hated stamp tax was dumped Into the
harbor by prominent Boatonlan dis
guised ss Indiana.
The Pendleton Sportsmen's associa
tion will hold Its regular annual tour
munen about February 10, a month
later than usual. A meeting will be
held In th near future to perfect ar
rangement. Many valuable prises will
be hung up and shooters from all over
the Inland-Empire will be Invited to be
1n attendance. About $400 in cash will
ba distributed, ia addition to th other
prises and trophies.
PERSIAN NIRVE ESSENCE
STORE MANHOOD u rantl thoasDia
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rirrulaMn mtka 1fatt.n perfect ! tsuxrt
' a-acsette llger ta fM et.nU being. All flralna
t? 4a tee snJlr- ' $" per
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.r ilt On Mailed aealert Dack frei
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FOR HIS FATHER
Jockey O'Neil Presents His Sire
with Three Good Horses
for the Track.
Frank! O'Neill, the jockey who ha
been riding with areat aucceas on the
eastern tracks for the past two years
recently purchased a number of horses
which he will turn over to his father,
who will train and race them next sea
son on the western tracks. Included in
the lot were Distributor, Tar Baby and
Rumor. All have fair record and should
prove factors in the weatern racing.
Till ha been a very bad aeason for
Father Bill Daly, but he wound up the
year In the east by tsklng. the closing
race with Proceeds and at the same time
he won an outside bet. Karly in the
meeting Dan Donnelly, the well known
layer, announced that he would pay 4 to
1 that Daly would not win a purse at th
meeting and Father Bill took a bet at
that price and began to root for rain.
With the track heavy he thought ha
would surely win a put e with Proceeds
who Is a great mudlark. The fates
were unkind to Daly until Friday night,
when the rain fell In torrent. Then
Proceeds went to the post In th closing
event. In which Daly also ran Colonaay,
Proceeds, after being in the rear divi
sion all the Way through the first part
of the race, cloaed wlth'V rush in the
stretch and won handily.
Although the season of racing has just
cloaed. the various associations are mak
ing preparations for next year's stakes
The Coney Island Jockey club is the
first In the field with the announcement
of stakes which will have their closing
In January. Among thoae that are to
close are the Suburban Handicap. Ad
vance Stage and th Commonwealth
Handicap. The last named event will
have two closings next year lnatead of
one, as formerly was the caae. Supple
mentary entrlea will be received for th
race In June, the same as in the Ad
vance Stakes. - (
Work on the new Belmont Park track
progressing without Interruption, and
from present Indications this remarka
ble racing plant, which has bean planned
to be th greatest track In the world.
will be ready for occupation long before
the Westchester Racing association la
ready to hold Its spring meeting. Bel
mont Park la to be the standard bearer
of the American turf. If the promoters
can make it so. It will be the perma
nent home of the Jockey club.
Africander, the crack four-year-old eon
of Star Ruby, which was recently pur
chased from Sim Dlemel by James B.
Haggln, has gone to Lexington, where
he will go Into the Blmendorf stud. The
great colt, which as a three-yaar-old
won the suburban, Lawrence realisation
and' many other big events, will be
bred to some of th choicest mares at
LONG SHOTS CAUSE
UPSETS AT TRACKS
(Journal Special Strrlc. )
San Francisco, Dec. 1$. Stroller, at It
to l. furnished the upset In the six fur
longs svent yesterday at Oakland, win
ning from Vanator and Vignette easily.
Futurity courae, selling Edrodun won;
time. 1:14. ,
Six and 'a half furlongs, selling Re
volt won: time, 1:$4.
Mil and $0 yard, selling Idoio won;
six furlong, selling Stroller won;
time, l u, i
Five and a half furlongs, purs Dr.
Leggo won; time, no.
Mil, selling l)ufy Miller won; time.
Los Angolas, Dec. If. But one favo
rite, Sala. waa aucceaaful at Ascot yes
terday Agnea Mack, at 10 to 1, upset
things by winning the second race. The
Five furlong, selling HI lona won;
Selling, six furlongs Agnos Mack
won; time. 1:14.
Selling, mile and TO yards Blue Ridge
won; time. 1:47.
Six and a half furlongs Bala won:
Belling, mil and TO yards Invectua
won; time, 1.4 7
Belling, alx furlongs Sir Christopher
won; urn. 1.18
New Orleana, Dec. If. Remits:
Five furlong Dundall won; time,
Mil and a sixteenth Carnlah won;
Seven furlongs Josett won; time.
1:3 5 2-5
One mil Southampton won; tim.
Six furlong Mimosa won; time.
Mile Matador won; time. 1:4$ 1-5.
at josm so:
Along with the general athletic boom
which the Johns Hopkins university is
now experiencing Is to com th forma
tion of basketball team and the In
troduction of thla sport Into the uni
versity. The movement for baaketball
la a recent one. and was originated and
foatered entirely by the students them
selves. Ho far, It haa received no di
rect aid nor recognition from the Gen
era) Ajhletlc association. Th associa
tion, however, ia In no way hoatlie to
ward basketball; and, should the project
prove aucceaaful, it will doubtless taka
It up and lend to It lta full support.
From the enthusiasm which th plan
ha evoked among the student body,
there seems no likelihood of lta failure.
Arthur E. Duffey. the champion
prlntr. haa raturped to Washington
after a lengthy campaign in England.
Aa soon as he has recuperated, he will
tart for Australia to run a special 100
yard match race with Stanley Rowley,
the Antipodean sprinter. . ,
Rowley, who is good for about 10 1-5
seconds for the 100 yards, is now in
Kngland, and will atart for kangaroo
land as soon as he learn that Duffey
leavee America. It te expected that an
enormous crowd will go to aee the race
and that the prlsa will be valuable.
Duffey Intends to make a complete tour
of Australia and New Zealand.
(Journal Special Brrle.)
Butte, Mont., Deo. If. The seconds
of lack O'Keat of Chicago thrw up
th aponga In th 11th round of what
wae scheduled to he a 20 round bout be
tween O'Keefe and Jimmy Gardner laat
evening, and Gardner was declared the
winner, it waa a rattling good right
and O'Keef was applauded for bis
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Jimmy Britt, California's Aggressive Fighter, Who Will Be the Fa
vorite Over Nelson Next Tuesday Night.
FULL OF CONFIDENCE
Should Californian Lose to Nel
son There Will Be Many
Out on the Pacific coast confidence 1p
Jimmy Britt, California's native son.
Is unshaken, and It la almost certain
that h will go Into the ring to meet,
Battling Nelson on tha night of De
cember 10 a 7 to 6 favorite. Brltt's ad
mirers can not exactly aee Nelson, de
spite his decisive victory over Young
Corbett. and will back J. Kdward for a
killing. From th present out look It
can be predicted that betting on the
fight will be heavy, and th California
faithful will be hard hit If thair pride
fall to bring home the coon skins. Nel
son people are more than content with
having him a long shot in th betting
again, and he will not want for backers.
The fighting Dana will find that Britt
was not made to order for htm, and It la
needleaa to say that he will have th
hardest fight of hi meteoric career.
Hard-hitting, game and aggreaalve.
Britt la well able to force matter, and
the Chicago lad will have need of all
those essentials of the lighting game
he haa shown In putting away those
that are not of the Britt stamp. Both
boys are built along the same lines
physically, and have similar styles of
fighting, though Britt relies much on
that crouch of his that haa attracted
attention to him. The Californian is
handicapped with a hot head and likes
to wade in and put hla man In condi
tion to be sent to the laundry in a
The Dane haa shown that he la cool
under lira, and Jimmy would do well to
learn to control hla head while prepar
ing for tha meeting. .
ORMONDE BEACH HAS
LARGE ENTRY LIST
Much interest la mnnlf ested concerning
th automobile races at Ormonde, Fla.,
next month. Already there are assur
ances of record breaking entry Hats, both
aa regards quantity and quality.
It la practically certain that all the
best American and European drivers will
compete. Whether the American car
can hold their own with th foreign fly
era at sprinting and Intermediate dis
tance will be shown. Heretofore they
have been found wanting In the long dis
tance International races, but It is
thought that at distances from one to
100 miles they will prove equally fast
and serviceable. Some of tha promi
nent men who will enter car are W.
K. Vanderbtlt Col. L. C. Wler. W. Oould
Brokaw. Jamea L. Breese, H. L. Bowden,
H. A. Losler, Jr.. Frank Croker and B.
B. Stevens. It is practically certain that
Oldfield.KulIck and other famoua Amer
ican drivers will find In the tournament
a chance to try their skill against the
French apeeders Berntn, Oabriel and
othera who were seen in the Vanderbllt
race. Thery, who won the last Gor
don Bennett oup raoe at Horaburg, in
tends to enter some of the longer events.
Another close and exciting ten pin
match was held on the Portland alleya
The game laat night waa between the
All Stara and Portland. The latter team
was handicapped 200 pin and won th
match by S plna. The features of tha
match waa the atrong bowling of Wat
kins, who averaged 1ST 2-3, and the
teady work of Capen, Kneyse and
Kruse. The highest score, 214, was
made by Capen. The score by game
Watklns . ...
Lamond . ....
Boulanger . . .
Grand total 1,51
Last nlghth'a game waa a practice on
for the Portland team, they getting in
shape tot play th crack Astoria team
next Sunday afternoon on the Portland
Next Tuesday night the All Stara face
the Baakara In a match, best two out
f three gamer
BIG ATHLETIC MEET FOR FAIR
MAN AGERS TO CUT FIGHTERS'
SHARE DOWN RACING BOWLING
Magnates Feel that Thirty-five
Cents Is Little Enough to
Pay for Good Ball.
(Journal Special Service.)
San Francisco. Dec. If. The magnates
of tha Pacific Coast league convened In
their regular annual meeting last even
ing with all the delegates present. The
league officials were re-elected, with the
exception of vice-president, to whfch
office Judge W. W. McCreedle of Port
land was chosen.
Proposition were received from A
C. Joy, representing Fresno and Ban
Jose, and C H. Williams, representing
Spokane, desiring admission Into the
league. After a formal discussion of
the proposition, the league voted against
Increasing th circuit this aeason.
The double season program was
adopted again for next year. It was
also voted to raise the general admis
sion fee from 15 to $5 oents. which mea
sure was pasaed after a lively discus
sion. Two ladles daya will be on sched
ule in each town every week, and th
fair eex as. usual, will be admitted free
on thoae daya. The board of director
was chosen as follows: Henry Harris,
San Francisco; James F. M or ley, Los
Ang.-lcs. J. Cel. F.wing. Oakland; W.
W. McCreadle, Portland: J. P. Agnew.
Seattle; D. W. Evans. Taeoma. Th last
three are new directors.
The league decided that after June 1
all th club must reduce th number of
player carried to 14 or less.
Several applications for position aa
umpire were received and read by the
president and it waa voted to grant th
president full authority in the selection
and dismissing of officials. J. Ira Davis
Jake Sheridan. Edward J. Rankin, Frank
Pears, Qua Klopf, Jam McDonald, Ar
lie Latham. Jack Haskell, Fred Perrlne
and "Pop" Derrick.
Jamea F. Morley of Loe Angelea Is
said to have a protest prepared which
he lntenda to introduce at today's see
ion. H wants a tie game played be
tween Tacoma and Los Angeles declared
in favor of the Angela, and on the
ground, clalma tha champlonahlp. Th
sense of the league officials seems to fa
vor Tacoma and it la likely that Morley-
protest will be unheeded, and the pen
nant formally awarded to President
Considerable business remains to be
transacted, and it Is probable that the
program will take up today and to
The Multnomah football team, headed
by Frank Watklns, will leave tonight at
11:45 for Seattle. Those going are:
Grieve, Rlntoul, Seeley, Ross, Stow, Kel
ler, Doullng, Jordan. Johnson, Dolph.
I .oner gati, Horan, Austin and Crosby.
That bunch should certainly well rep
President Qulnlan sends Lonergan as a
representative of Columbia to Seattle In
order to arrange an Indoor track meat
with the University of Waahlgton for
next pprlng. "Lonnle" can take ad van
tnge of the trip by playing a game with
Mannger Stlmaon of O. A C Is anxious
regarding ornciais ror tne unriatmas
game. What's the matter with having
Mr. Stlekney of this city as one? Mr
Stlckney Is on of th best Informed
football men In th country, and as he
was a great performer, his experience
would make him a valuable Ifficial.
Multnomah enjoyed a good practice
last evening, although the "old guards"
were attending th "Billionaire." "Six
semper stars "
TO BOX BtntDICX
(Joamal Special Serrle.)
Plttafleld, Mass.. Dec. If. Consider
able Interest Is manifested in tha 20
round bout between Joe Bernstein and
Johnny Burdlck, which la slated for
the arena of a local athletic club to
night. Bhrdlck and Bernstein were
matched to fight In private some time
ago. bat the match fell through. Barn
stein wants to get a chance at Terry
McGovsrn and Toung Corbett, and la of
the opinion that he can defeat Burdlck
which will put him In the way to
realise hi ambition.
(Journal Special Serrle. )
Naw York, Dec. 14. At the quarterly
meeting of th American Kennel club It
was decided to admit the following to
th recognised breeds: Owtrhara, the
naw Russian sheep dog; Mexican hair
less, rierman sheep doge. Equlmanx and
Parkinese spaniels the latter will he
officially known as Chinese created lap
J. A. MOHAN
SPORTS TO BE A
FEATURE Of FAIR
Lewis and Clark Managers Hope
to See Many Athletic
. .' Events.
BIG CHANCES FOR
Track Meets, Auto Racine,
Baseball and Football Will
While affairs have not assumed a
tangible form sn yot. It haa been learned
from those with authority to apeak, that
the Lewis and Clark fair directors Intend
having a splendid exhibition of athletics'
Of every nature at the centennial next
year. The matter of organization will
be accomplished in a short time and ac
tual "work will be started on th pro
gram or event. Hast in getting the
affair under way Is essential, as It re
quires considerable time for the differ
ent colleges and amateur clubs to train
their men and choose the athletes who
It Is quite certain that a big track
meet for all the colleges of the Pactfle
coast will be one of the principal fea
tures. A boat race between Berkeley
and the University of Washington would
attract special interest. Auto racing
would be another feature. The auto
mobile event could be held at Irvlngton
race track, where, if tha turns were
properly banked, high speed could be
maintained. The Portland Hunt club,
too. oould be given a day for their spe
cial exercises. Baseball, of courae, will
be played by the Faclfle Coast league
teams, and special matches will be ar
ranged between the college teams of the
coast. In this respeot Oregon, Wash
ington. Stanford, Berkeley and a num
ber of the other college would ba will
ing to send team. It will be a trifle
early for football matches, hut earlier
training would put the crack elevens of
the northwest In condition for the big
The Portland Rowing club and the
Oregon Yacht club will be called upon
to have crews compete with the oar
and sail upon the Willamette. Races In
which tne rowing club and yacht club
are represented would surely attract
the greatest Interest.
There Will be lacrosse matches be
tween the star Westminster. Victoria,
Vancouver, Seattle, Tacoma and Port
land teams. Local people received a
good taste of lacrosse during this year
and the Interest in that fascinating and
exciting sport la very keen.. Tha sports
men from near and far will be given an
opportunity to kill blue rocks. .Th
sportsmen of Oregon are known very
well throughout the country, and were
a shooting tournament arranged, there
are assurance that hundreds of shots
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from all part s would be anxious to par
ticipate in the event.
A splendid opportunltr will be pre
sented to the athletes of the Multnomah
club during tha fair, aa the clubmen ar
here on the ground and hav every
facility to turn out and get In condition
for the many vente planned. Captain
Kerrigan track men ought to begin
training at once for the regulation track
events In order that th Multnomah club
will be able to retain some of the honors
In this city. An amateur boxing and
wrestling tournament would give the ad
mirers of these arte an opportunity to
appreciate the skill of the conteetanta.
A Jlu Jitsu exhibition may be also ar
ranged in order to Introduce the Japan
ese methods of self-defense.
As soon as President Obode returns
the various committees will meet and
adopt measure for the carrying out of
tha scheme. Portlanders thoroughly ap
preciate sports of every description, and
as soon as the plans are outlined every
person interested may begin training for
the events of hla taste.
OOUHTIT AT OO
(Journal Special Serrle.)
Ithaca, N. T, Dec. If. The suoeeea of
th Cornell university cross country
teams during the laat few years-haa led
to the opening of negotiations for an
International cross country match with
one or more of the leading English uni
versities. Those in close touch with this branch
of athletics here believe that the pres
ent combination can defeat the Ehigllsh
collegian at their own gam. Aa a re
sult there Is a strong possibility that
Cornell's championship team will mea
sure strides with the runners of Oxford
and Cambridge. If matches ar -ar
ranged Cornell haa been assured that
Schutt, the former cross country run
ner now at Oxford on a Rhodee aoholar-
nip, will not compete aauui uia miiia
viCToms zxr sumi-fih-axs.
The winner) In the earal-flnale of th
Waverly Oolf club's ladles' fall handi
cap, which waa played yesterday, ware
Mrs. w. B. Ayer and Mlaa King, they
defeating Mrs. N. J. Burns and Mlaa
Gibson. The final between Mrs. Ayer
and Miss King will be played off on next
Thursday. The dates for the men s
tournament ar Bee. 17, 24 and tl.
To inspect an elaborate and com
prehensive array of Xmas Gifts
suitable for father, brother, hus-
bend Or sweetheart. A big roomy
store and plenty of competent,
courteous salesmen make shop
ping here a pleasure.
Only HrSheCUB Clothing Store NortH of the Clumber
FOREST GROVE HAS
NEW POWER COMPANY
Takes Over Electrio Light Works
and May Build an Electric
Road in City.
(Special Diana tea te Th Journal )
Forest Grove, Or., Deo. If. A new
corporation has been organised here,
known as the Haines Electrio Power
company. It has bought tha eleotrte
plant and mill owned by E. W. Haines,
the banker of thta place.
The incorporators are E. W. Halnee,
John Thomburg and W. B. Halnea of
Ferast Grove, and C W. Nottingham.
Ralph W. Hoyt and J. Frank Watson
of Portland. They are all men of
mean and energy.
The corporation was given tne right
to buUd an electric road here when It
choosae. The capital stock Is $00,000
and Its head office will be In Forsat
Grove. The electrio light plant lights
not only Forest Grov. but many other
towns near here.
Chaplain J. 8. Smith of Fort Van
couver, lectured here last evening In the
college chapel on "With the Regulars
In the Tropica." He la chaplain of the
ittth Infantry, which waa one of ' the
first regiments to land In Porto Rico.
Then he went to the Philippines, where
he apent a great deal of time in Cebu
and Panay. His lecture was Illustrated
by views taken on hla journey.
Matty Matthews won the decision over
Foster Walker of Detroit In a six-round
boot at Grand Rapids last evening.
Mayor Carter Harrison of Chicago up
holds an opinion of Corporation Counael
Tolman. which virtually means the sus
pension of boxing In all athletic, clubs
as far as a public appearance Is con
cerned. Perry Qneenan of Seattle knocked out
EM Taro before a arood crowd at Ws
Walla last evening.
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