Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 08, 1910, Page 8, Image 8

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Ministers Misled by Municipal
Association for Political
Reasons, He Says.
Simon Opposed to Prizefighting, but
Finds No Law Violation in Club
Matches Right to Stop
Mills Xot Used.
Mayor Simon disapproves activ
ity of the Municipal Association in
regard to boxing; contests, saying the
organization political In character
and that the Ministerial Association
should pay no heed to it.
He declares Chief of Police Cox.
upon whom he relies for accurate In
formation on the subject, reports
boxing- contests are conducted prop
erly and are well within the terms of
the agreement made several months
ago between the Mayor and members
of the Municipal Association.
Members of the Municipal Associa
tion have full authority from Mayor
Simon to stos any contest believed
by. them to be too rough. or they can
complain to the District Attorney If
they find the law Is violated.
Meanwhile, the Mayor will not in
terfere. "I have the greatest respect for the
ministers of Portland." said Mayor
Simon yesterday afternoon, "but I very
much dislike to see them misled by repre
sentatives of the Municipal Association,
which is a political organization that
waited bitter warfare on me In the last
campaign, -but which, since my election,
has asked of me more favors than my
most ardent supporter has asked."
In so ppeakinp the Mayor referred to
the action of the General Ministerial
Association in adopting resolutions de
manding: a suppression of prize-flg-hts
in Portland The action was taken
after representation of members of the
Municipal Association that the anti-prize-fight
law was violated.
"I am In hearty sympathy with the
general work of the churches led by
the ministers." said the Mayor, "and
there Is nwthing- I would not do to as
sist them, but I deprlcate the misrep
resentation evidently made to them at
their meeting- this morning regarding
boxing contests. 1 understand the
ministers, after hearing a report of the
Municipal Association, adopted resolu
tions "demanding the suppression of
prize-fights here.- They evidently do
not know that there have -been no sueh
fights, and that I am as much opposed
to prize-fighting as anyone in Portland.
I am sorry they were misled.
Boxing Is Allowed.
"Now. as to my attitude In this mat
ter, I will say that I have never counte
nanced prize-fighting and never will,
but I cannot, under he law, forbid
boxing contests for skill only. That
is the exact situation, although politi
cal operators may endeavor to create
mother impression because the desire,
after doing all In their power to de
feat me for office, to dictate to me
what I shall do in regard to certain
things affecting the public morals. The
representatives of the Municipal Asso
ciation apparently have forgotten that
I granted them a very important con
cession upon a recent visit made by
them to this ofTice relative to the so
cial evil. They recommended the clos
ing of the restricted district and I
ordered it closed. I think I did right
In that, and I believe the city is In bet
ter moral condition than at any time
In Its history.
Xo Routs Were Stopped.
"I will say also that the officers of
the Municipal Association have had for
several weeks ever since these con
tests began full authority from me to
top any bout believed by them to be
too rough, but they have never asked
that any one of them be stopped. They
also have the right, and it is their
uuty, to apply to the "District Attorney
for complaints if 'they have any knowl
edge that any of these contests bas
constituted a violation of the law; they
have made no complaints as yet.
Meanwhile, Mayor Simon declares he
will not interfere with the boxing con
ests, as long as they do not violate the
law. Ho will have the police keep
close tab on the events, and If any one
of them gets too rough, or there is
any violation of law, he will order it
stopped. or at least held in strict
compliance with law. He declares that,
in the circumstances, he cannot for
bid the contests, as no violation of the
statutes has ben shown.
Players Gradually Signing- Vp and
Magnates Are Pleased.
1.05 .ANOBLES. CHI.. F"eb. ".(Special.)
"President Berry and Manager Dillon, of
the Angels, are well pleas-ed at the way
matters are progressing In regard to the
1910 team. About one-half the players
have returned their signed contracts and
appear satisfied with the salaries stipu
lated. Thoise who have rigned so far are:
lYank Pfirrman. Muriell Grindle. catch
erf; Ike Butler. Andy Brlswalter and
Lee elhi. pitchers; Bert Delmas, short
stop: Oeorge Wheeler and Artie Ross,
Dillon received ' a letter from Ivan
Howard, the second baseman, who was
injured at the close of last wason, and
he will be out on the Coast coon, he
.Max Callahan, the former Vincent
player, will be given a chance during the
Spring practice of the Angels. Callahan
an outfielder. The Angels will have a
fas! outfield with Godwin. Daley and
Bernard and Dillon may farm Callahan
where he will have a chance to develop.
An authoritative rumor has it that the
local baseball association ls negotiating
tor Thomas, the- young Oakland catcher.
Mordeeai Brown Won't Sign.
CHICAGO, Feb. 7. 'Mordeeai Brown,
the three-lingered Cub pitcher, haa be
come a real holdout, according to a dis
patch from Terre Haute last night. Ac
cording to the story, he has been unable
to come to terms with President Murphy,
ft the Cubs, and will not wait for the ap
pearance of Manager Chance. Brown, ac
cording to the reports has two griev
ances. One could be ?t;led by a sub
stantial raise In salary, and the other
barnstorming at the close of the season
were cut out of the contract.
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HETZEL IS "A FIND" t 4;if : . V. :
McCredie Believes He Has
Real Prizewinner.
Contest Over Disposition of Monte
Pfjlc by National Commission
Causes Some Worrying for
Portland's Team Manager.
Miles A. Netzel, one of the new mem
bers of the Portland Baseball Club of
1910, writes that he Is confident that he
will like Portland and the Pacific Coast,
and expects to "make good" without
any trouble.
Walter McCredie is also confident
that he has secured a prize in Netzel,
who is now at his home at Olean, N Y-,
where he is spending the Winter
anxiously waiting the railway trans
portation which will start him on the
road to Santa Maria, Cal., to Join the
Portland squad at practice.
Manager McCredie announces that he
will order all of his players to be on
hand March 1, but anticipates having
enough players at Santa Maria to play
an exhibition game on Sunday. Feb
and has arranged for a game
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on that date with the Santa Maria
team. McCredie expects Xetzel to" play
third base, though he may send the
"Pretzel," as the player is nicknamed,
to the outfield in the event that Port-
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land's claim to Monte Pfyle Is recog
nized by me National Commission.
McCredie has learned from Pfyle him
elf, that he was held only by a reserve
of the New Tork National League team.
and that club sold htm to Columbus In
the American Association, from -which
ciud McCredie purchased title to the
player for $500. Bobby Quinn. manae-er
of the Columbus Club, has entered Into
the fight on McCredie's behalf, and has
filed protest with the National Commis
sion objecting to the blacklisting of
Pfyle and recommending that the play
er be permitted to join the Portland
11 Aictretlle Is successful in getting
Pfyle he may play him at first base,
though Mac says both Pfyle and Rapps
will have to sjjow hlin that they are
better than George Ort. In the event
that Ort retains the bag. there will be a
inree-cornered scran for third has bp
tween Rapps, Netzel and Joe Smith, the
latter being the player from thn EnM
Club of the Western Association, who
is one of the youngsters to be reckoned
wnu, wnue -iyie will be sent to the
outer garaen.
Cy Young, the veteran pitcher, who
wn& in t-omana Sunday, has slipped
MciTeaie a not tip on Netzel. Accord
ing 10 loung. the Olean lad is a young,
aggressive, stockily built plaver. who is
fast as lightning and a youngster who
cannot be "buffaloed." "Cy" Young says
the "Pretzel" is hardly ripe enough for
the major league, but gives it as his
opinion that a lad with his speed and
aggressiveness cannot be kept out of
that company very long. McCredie has
had a similar recommendation from
Manager Jim McGnire, of the Cleveland
team, and banks a whole lot on the
opinion of these two players
Fencing, Boxing and Wrestling Are
Scheduled for Monday.
VANCOUVER, Wash., "Feb. 6. (Spe-
cial.) Fencing, boding and wrestling
contests will be held In the gymnasium
at St. Luke's Hall on Monday evening.
The exhibition will be under the au
spices of the Tillamook Club.
Lieutenant Sears, of the First In
fantry, the best fencer In the United
States Army, will be one of the fencers.
"Bud" Anderson will be one of the
boxers, and there will - be several
wrestlers there from .the Y. M. C. A.
in Portland. Members, of the Boys'
Club and of the Tillicum Club will par
ticipate in the preliminaries.
A. T. Barnes Victim of Accident
or Suicide, Insists
Charles Mapes.
Finishing Card Game, Barnes Twirls
Pistol on Finger, Weapon Is Dis
charged and' He Falls Iead
With Ballet In Head.
With only, one person as a witness.
A. T. Barnes, an employe of the Thiel
Detective Service Company, was killed
by a bullet through the head yester- I
day afternoon in the lounging and '
writing-room of the company in the
Chamber of Commerce building.
According to Charles Mapes, the wit
ness, also employed as a detective,
Barnes held the gun in his own hand
when it .was fired, though Mapes Is
uncertain whether the shot was acci
dental or was fired with suicidal in
tent. .'
The circumstances, as developed after
an Investigation by the police, were
such that Mapes was placed under ar
rest and is being held pending the In
vestigation of a Coroner's jury. Mapes
was denied bail by District Attorney
Cameron and remained in the City Jail
last night.
It was 4:30 o clock yesterday after
noon when Manager -D. L. Clouse, of
the detective service company, heard
the report of a revolver in room 203,
Chamber of Commerce, just across the
hall from the main offices of the con
cern, soon afterward,- he said, Mapes
rushed into his office ' and told him
Barnes had shot himself. He Imme
diately notified the police, and Sergeant
Goltz, followed later by Sergeant Smith
and Plalnclothesmen Montgomery and
Long, -were sent to the scene by Cap
tain Bailey. Detective Sergeant Carpen
ter who was standing across the street
also hurried up to the room.
Dead When Police Arrive.
When the police arrived Barnes was
dead. The bullet entered just below
the nose and came out In- the back part
of the head. The revolver was lying a
few feet from his left hand. He was ly
ing with his head against the door of a
closet in the room, in a cramped position.
The revolver is an old model. 45-call-ber.
eight-Inch barrel, single-action Colt.
It is the model of the revolver which
first aroused the suspicion of the police
toward the story told by Mapes.
According to Mapes' story, . he and
Barnes were in the room alone. Both had
been drinking and for some hours they
had been playing cards for small sums.
When the game was finished, Barnes
went to the .closet, and taking out the
revolver, commenced twirling It around
his front finger, which was through the
trigger guard. "This is the way the
cowboys do." he said, according to
Mapes. "The words were no sooner out
of his mouth than the gun discharged,"
said Mapes.
This version was questioned by the
police and District Atorney Cameron, who
had been summoned, owing to the fact
that a single-action revolver ordinarily
will not discharge unless the hammer is
cocked, when the trigger is pressed. This
circumstance in Itself was considered
sufficiently untenable to warrant Mapes'
Detectives Make Investigation.
Detectives Carpenter and Price, who
were assigned to the case by Captain of
Detectives Moore, commenced further In
vestigation shortly after the shooting.
Barnes was married, but had no .chil
dren. He lived in a bungalow at 102
East Thirty-second street. He and his
wife were married In Los Angeles four
years ago. According to Manager Clouse.
their married relations were not con
glnal, and for this reason Barnes
had often expressed the Intention of kill
ing himself.
"I am pretty sure Barnes killed himself
Intentionally." said Clouse. "He often
talked to me about his troubles. He and
his wife were separated all last Summer
and only went back 'living together a
short time ago."
This was denied by Mrs. Barnes. She
exhibited little' sorrow over her hus
band's tragic end and talked freely
of the circumstances.
Accident, Wife Says.
"I am sure it was an accident," she
said. "I am positive he did not shoot
himself intentionally. - He had no rea
son to. When he left yesterday morn
ing everything appeared all right. We
have our own home and were getting
on nicely. We never quarreled during
oVir married life.
"I do not believe Mr. Mapes had any
thing to do with it. He impressed me
as being a nice man. He visited us
once and I only knew him slightly."
As yet Detectives Carpenter and Price
have' been unable to uncover any mo
tive to substantiate a murder theory,
other than the possibility of a drunken
quarrel over some controverted point
In the card game. They give Mapes
credit for his story and are only con
tinuing the investigation to get the full
Summed up. the suspicious circum
stances) Include the possibility of a quar
rel, coupled with the fact that both men
were drinking; the improbability of the
weapon being discharged in tBe manner
described by Mapes, in view of Its single
action: the cramped and unnatural posi
tion of the body when found bv the offi
cers: the mixed version of the affair re-l
lated by the only witness and the un
wieldy size of the revolver, moking it
Impracticable for twirling, as related by
Mapes. and the fact that the revolver was
lying near the left hand of the dead man.
who. In life, was right-handed.
Men Are Good Friends.
Again, it Is recited the two men, so far
as is known, were good friends: Mapes
bears a good reputation, and though ex
cited, protested his innocence; the course
of the bullet Indicates that It could not
have been red across the room, that it
was either discharged in a scuffle or
from Barnes" own hand; the fact that no
evidences of a scuffle were found on
either man and the further fact that no
motive, other than mere possibilities, has
been established. . "
Just before his committment to a cell,
Mapes told his version of the affair to
The Oregonian
"Barnes and myself had been playing
stud-poker all afternoon. He had 95
cents in his pocket when we began the
game. Barnes was a heavy drinker and
was stupidly drunk while we were play
ing cards. I won nearly every pot. We
bought 25 chips for 50 cents. In his
drunken condition I hated to take ad
vantage of him, and the last few hands
In the game I lost to him purposely- Just
before he arose from the table he won
30 cents from me. I pushed the money
across the table to. him. He picked it ut
and put It in his pocket, with the re
mark, 'I guess I'll have to go out of
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past six years, and always find they are far
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119 Howard Ave., Utlca. N. Y.
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town tonight on a Pullman. (This was
indicative of an assignment for detec
tive duty aboard a Pullman on an out
going train.)
"I paid little attention to him as he
walked across the room toward the
closet. I still remained seated at the
card table toying with the cards.
"Evidently Barnes went to the closet
on the opposite side of the room and
took the gun from the scabbard that
hung on a hook. When he stepped out
of the closet and near the door that
stood partly open he said to me. 'This is
the way the cowboys do it. I wheeled
around in my chair. He was trying to
revolve the gun with his finger through
the trigger guard. Before either one of
us said a word the cartridge in the
weapon exploded. Barnes sank to the
floor without a word. I rushed across
the hall into the main office and called
to Mr. Clouse that 'Tony' had shot him
self." The first school for the blind was es
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