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TflK .MORNING OREGOXIAS. THURSDAY, DECEMBER g. liUl. ,
FIGHT FOR UMPIRE !
President Baiim Favors Re
taining Three Good Indi
cator Men of 1911.
DAVIS HAS SMALL CHANCE
'Slats" Fell Down Hard When He
Br Iran to Boast What lie Would
Ho to Van Bnren Able to Re
turn to Portland Earl;.
With tha coming of the New Tear
also come the busy leuon for baseball
ntMfiri and league presidents, for It
l up to the former to send out their
contracts to the players for the com
Inr season, and the league executive
must select their staffs of umpires for
the coming season.
In the Pacific Coast League. Al T.
Haum. the newly-selected prsldent. Is
besieged with applications for positions
as umpire. lie haa announced that he
favors the retaining of George Hilde
brand. Kugene McCreevy and Ed Fin
ney for next seaon. but whether he
will be successful In getting these
three men Is a question. Htldehrand Is
raid to have beep offered a berth In the
American League, and McOreevy an
nounced last Kali that he would offi
ciate In tl.e American Association In
JSII. Finney may sign with Baum. and
the fans would like to see Hiidebrand
and McOreevy work here a (rain, for the
two latter are good officiate.
In addition to the three "umpi"
named. Pearl Casey. Phil Knell. Wil
liam Devereaux. Jack McCarthy. George
Van Haltren. Jakey Baumgarten.
Charley Irwin, "flats' Davis are some
of the others who have applied to
President Haum for berths on his staff,
for the Pacific Coast League will have
a staff of sis officials during the com
ing; soason. as thk organisation recent
ly adopted the double umpire system.
Several of these officials have also
applied to Fielder Jones, president of
the Northwestern League, and so far
the only definite selection In that or
srantxation Is Jimmy Toman, who signed
with Acting President Dugdale last
Vail. President Jones has heard fa
vorably of Toman and will retain btm.
Nick Williams, manager of the Port
land Northwestern team. Is plugging
for a berth for Charley Irwin, the
former San Francisco manager and
third baseman, who has been officiat
ing as umpire In the South for the past
three years. Irwin Is rated as a good
umpire and If he does not Innd In the
Pacific Coast League It Is probable that
Jones, who formerly played with him In
Brooklyn, will sign him for the North
When It became known that "Slats"
Davla had applied for a Joh as umpire
the anvils commenced "pounding for
fair." Davis displayed ability of no
common variety as an umpire, but he
made a mistake of boasting too much,
and hla action of carrying out a boast
made In a downtown cafe the night be
fore a game of his Intention to fine
Van Buren. cost him lots of prestige.
Someone told Davis during the season
of ISO that Van Bnren. then playing
with Portland, had never been fined In
a ball game, and Davis Immediately as
serted that Van would be unable to
boast of that record after the morrow,
lie carried out the threat and the story
spread on him. and he lost his Job In
the Pacific Coast League, lie now wants
to come back here, but It Is safe to as
sert thst be will not get a place.
Jack O'Brien has received a letter
from Harry Ah'e. the big Oakland
southpaw, in which the latter says that
lie probaMy mill return to Portland to
pass the remainder of the off-season In
stead of returning to hla home in
AMes writes from San Francisco that
he has slaned up with the Oaks for
112. which means that the big fellow
has received a substantial rise. He also
expresses satisfaction at his treatment
at the hands of the Oakland magnates,
lie says he likes Portland so well that
be wants to return here for the rest
of the Winter, and concludes: "Don't be
surprised to see me In Portland before
toe end of this week."
With two of the Portland 1911 cham
pions in demand as managers for North,
western League clubs, and Fielder
Jones at the head of that organization,
Portland promises to be quite a factor
In the Class B league circles. It be
gins to look as though Jack Barry
mould handle the Seattie club for D. II
Dugdate. and Walter McCredle an
nounces that he will allow Barry to go
to Seattle If Jack so elects.
McCredle figures that Barry will
make a most successful manager, for
be knows baseball from all Its angles.
nd the Beaver boss asserts that Barry
would have been worth all he patd him
last season If he had done nothing but
sit on the bench. Barry has a manner
that takes with young players and his
coaching of them is what helped the
Portland club considerably.
The other Beaver who is being sought
as manager is Tommy Sheehan. who la
wanted by the Victoria club, which
1am has lost all claim t. "Ducky"
Holmes. Sheehan Is another old head
who uses his brains In baseball, and
for that reason should make a success
ful leader of a club.
Sheehan will also be freed from any
claim by the Portland club In the event
be can land a managerial berth, for Mc
Credle thinks that Sheehan will also
make good as manager. Sheehan la
now In San Francisco and la consider
ing trie Victoria offer.
fkl 1MB TO CLIMB JUT. HOOD
Portland lrgaiiliaiion Will Start on
Annual Trip January 2.
The Portland Ski Club will start on
Its snnual trip up Mount Hood January
I This year thei route has been some
"We shall make a start at 'J A.
M on Saturday." said K. D. Jorgen
sui. "going by the Mount Hood Hall
way as far as Bull Kun. where teams
Kill meet ua After a halt has been
called for lunch at Aschof t s the Jour
ney will be continued to Khododendron.
m here we shall put up for the night.
"Next morning we will start our 1
mlle trip on skis up to headquarters
at Government Camp, and hope to h
back in Portland about 14.20 P. M.
the following Wednesday."
Last year the route was via Boring,
where teems met the party, but tne
Jt-mlle trip took rather too long, be
sides the Journey was such a strain on
the borses that the trip has been re
arranged to enable the members to
reach their final destination more
The Portland Ski Clubmen are the
pioneers of the ascent on the south
id of the mountain, and have Just re-
reived a larg shipment of skis from I
Chrlstianla for this trip.
Those who will make the trip In
clude E- P. Jorgensen. E. D. Jeff's
O. K. Jefferv. Ro-coe Fawcett, O. R.
Knight. H. IL Haskell. Fred Rasch.
John Cahalln, Sam Holbrook. . J
Clark. J J. Cronin. J. M. Ambrose, Tom
N. Monks, Dr. R. F. Wendling, Walter
Daly and George Luders.
FIVE-MILE INDOOR MARK SET
Kramer Goes Distance In 25:12 -5
at A. A. C. ChamplonfliipS.
NEW YORK, Dec. 17. One new rec
ord was made In a series of well-contested
events that wound up the two
night Amateur Athletic Union Indoor
National championship meet In Madi
son Square Garden. A few records
were equaled, among them those for
the 150-yard run and the SuO-yard run
The record sent f'.ylng was in the
lve-ml!e run. W. J. Kramer, of trte
Long Island A. C setting the mark
at 2i minutes. 12 4-S seconds, after a
grand race. In which, in the first two
miles, first one. then another of th
five leader set the pace.
At the two-mile mark, however, Kra
mer took the lead and thereafter no
body could reach him: He won by
about 100 yards. The old A. A. U.
championship record wa !5 minutes,
1 -& seconds, made In 150S by T. J.
Collins, who finished second In tonight'
l.-.o-vard run fsn.or. final beat won
by A T 5lver. Trth-Amertcaa A. C. : J- M
nesenberrer,' Irtsh-Amer.csn A- C-, JJ ;
J. J. Archer. Irish-American A. C. tblra.
time. 0 15 4-3 . n
oa.-ml.e run ( Junior) Won by O. P.
Kimball. Boston A. A. ; E. R. Moran N. T.
A. C. second: J. r. ycC.be, Dominican Ly
ceum, third; time. 4.a-5.
Throwing 19-FOUnl weight for height (ju
nior) T. C.abele. Harvard A. A., won. 14
feet inches: J. Chill.
i second. 14 feet S Inches; F. .N. fame,
unattached, third. 14 feet.
Stendirr blh J ump enlor w en by F.
Adair... X T. A. C. 5 feet IH Inches P.
W AJum.. N. r. A. i... cona. S feet
Inch: L. lioehrlg. Jlohawk A. C-. third. 4
feet 11 tnchee.
Three-mile walk (senlort Jon by T. M.
Kal.er. N. Y. A. C. : E. Pens. Mohawk A C..
,-coni: B. Hchwarta. Pastime A. ... third.
"Tslyard"."?- .Junior), final -f
by .-. L. Clark. Xavier A. A. : If. H. Elland.
Xarler A. A., second; I. Olutch. Pastime A.
C. third; tune.
70-yard hurdles (junior), final heat Won
by J. B. Zajdoek. Wr.nsrlvan.a I i Diversity.
I. J Lovell. I. A. A. C. second: W. F. Pot
ter (uiiutt.ch.rt.. third; time. u:W.4-B.
Hop. sten and jump (Junior) W on by A.
Almleaf. Swedish-American A. t .. 44 reel
II, Inihe. L I- Iteoney. Dominican 1-J-ceum.
seennd. 4:1 (t .,n.chrV f. h
Prt. kley. llarrard A A., third. 3 feet Z
'n4'ards hurdle race (senlor. won by U
B. uorl.nd. uu.ttached; P. Valentine. Irlsh
Am.rlcan. second; L J- LoyelU IrlsH-Amer-Ican.
third: time. 5 seconds.
Punning hlsh Jump I Junior), won by vj.
Oler. Jr.. New York A. C. ft Inch.
V Korehlcln. 8t. Oeorse A. C second. 5
feet 11H inches; A. W. Moffatt. Harvard
A A., third. 5 feet IV, Inches. ......
OO-yard run (senior), won by A- K. K'viai.
T a A. C. o. W. UeOrouchy, . T. A. -..
second: P. Hlrsch.n. I. A. A. C. tniro.
1:14. . x
Bine-vard dash (senior), won by A T.
Meyer. I. A A. C : C. B. Clark. Xavier A
second: F. P. OMara. noiion -
Time. 9 3-5 seconds.
Three standlns Jumps iseuiow.
P. W. Adams. New York A. C. S3 feet 1
Inch: U I- lioehrlg. Mohawk A e. second.
S3 feet: rial Adams. -V. T. A. C third; 3-
feet W Inches.
rutln 24-pouno: snot uminrr, w.. -j -McDonald.
I. A- A. C. SS feet 1 In. r h ; H.
P. Ktlpatrlck. N. T. A- C. seccna. i J'
t, inch: II. C. Klagee. S. X. A. v., o
6 4 Inches. T
Five-mile run rseniorf. won py ... -
Kramer. Long Islsnd A. C. : T. J. ion
a- A C. second: Louis xewanine. . c
lile Indian "chool. third. Time IS minutes
II 4-S seconds. (New A A. C. champlon
. j . m ?5 minutes 1 2-4 seo-
onrfs. by T. J. Collins In 10S.
I'. ile yault for hemht (senior), won by
C, B. Dukes. New York A. C. 11 feet 4
Inches: IV. Hapennr. Montreal A. A. C.. sec
ond. 11 feet: J. P Brmlemus (unattached).
Ihlrd. 10 feet Inchea
GOTGH HAS EASY MATCH
A LEO MORO. BRITON. PCTS TJP
Champion Say He I Now at Best
hut Know He Can't Remain
So and Would Retire.
KANSAS CITT. Dec 7. Frank
Gotch. world's wrestling champion, de
feated Alec Munroe. the English cham
pion In straight falls here tonight. The
first fall came In 11 minutes, and the
second In eight minutes five seconds,
each with a half-Nelson and crotch
jt was the easiest match Gotch ha
had for several years. The Kngllsn
man displayed but scant knowledge of
the game, and Gotch, It seemed to the
spectators, merely played with him.
The champion took his first fall by
getting a halt-Nelson while he was
raising Munroe high In the air. Then
Uotch brought the Englishman down
to the mat. and affixing the crotch
hoUI. easily gained the first falL The
second f nil was even easier, the cham
pion still adhering to the successful
hold of the first fall.
Of h'.s retirement. Gotch said, after
"There was a certain brook of poetic
tradition that rambled on forever, but
human flesh doesn't wear as well as
water. 1 feel that I am probably bet
ter now than ever before In my career
and I want to quit villi I am at my
best. I don't want to continue wrest
ling, grow state and let some foreigner
Gotch .said he thought Mahmout the
Turk, the greatest of foreign wres
tlers, pederson. the Dane, he salC
looked the next best.
Williams Likes Present Rules.
MINNEAPOLIS. Dec. S7. Dr. IT. 1
Williams, football coach of the Cnlver
ait of Minnesota, departed for New
York today to attend a meeting of the
committee on football rules, of which
organization he Is a member. Dr. Wil
liams declared he would oppose any at.
tempt that may be made to abolish the
forward pass. He says he is satisfied
with the present rules and favors al
lowing them to remain intact.
CHURCH MAKES PEWS FREE
Largest Presbyterian Organization
Set Example to Other.
NEW rORK. Dec. !7. The Central
Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn,
which has the isrgest membership of
any church of the denomination in the
Cnlted States, haa decided to abolish
pew-renting, and mill recommend that
all its churches In the country follow
Its example. The work of the Central
Churcii costs about 150.000 a year, most
of which has heretofore been raised
through the sal of sitting.
For the New Tear' gam between
Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club and
the Seattle All-Star are on sal at
the Columbian Optical Company. 1
Sixth street. This will be the best
same of the season. Get your ticket
The larrest elsm of record welhe4 ?T
funds, th- shells welshing 4T pousds and
the meal 30.
New York Fans Like Idea of
Seeing Wolverton at
COAST SCOFFS AT THOUGHT
ti-Oak Leader Thought Here to Be
Too Slow Klllllay Sold to Den
ver hy Boston Lister Goes
to Ttlca, w York.
BT ROFCOE FAWCETT.
New York fans are talking of Harry
Wolverton as third basemen for the
Hllltoppers next year. And, strange
though It may seem, th Easterner
have gobbled at the suggestion with
all the aptitude of the Good Samaritan
extending condolences to a casual ac
quaintance attempting a Gertrude
Hoffman around a lamppost on a chilly
morn In bleak December.
Out here on the Coaet a good many
of- those afflicted with basebullltis will
scoff at the new Wolverton wrinkle,
for the ex-Oak's underpinnings have
been wobbly for several seasons back.
But at that tbe new Yankee boss might
add strength to the New York Infield,
for he is a grizzly bear with th blud
geon and can field th torrid zone In
dig league style.
Wolverton went through the long
Pacific Coast League season last sea
son and clouted for an average of -2S5
In 153 games. In addition he fielded
.936 and laid down 17 sacrifice hits. His
spindles, though, would mar his work
In the major field, for Harry stole only
seven bases In the 153 battles.
Still, New York has a vacancy In
the Infield through the switching of
Itoy Hartxell to the outfield, and the
big fellow might fill In better than
ome of his youngsters, although such
a course would necessitate the switch
ing of Nlckcy Dolan from third to
short. Hal Chase will hold down the
Initial base Job. Gardiner is sure at
second and Dolan carried h'imself so
well In his 18 games at third last Fall
that he must be figured aa a regular
That the New York scribes will welcome-Wolverton
with open arms on the
torrid corner Is indicated by th fol
lowing from the Evening Mall:
"The Yank manager's legs have been
In bad shape, but not bad enough to
prevent him from ranking as the best
third basement In the Eastern League
the year he was with Newark, or as
one of the top-notchers In the Pacific
Coast League the two seasons ha led
the Oakland team.
With this Infield, a new backstop to
assist Ed Sweeney, Cree. Wolter and
Hartael In the suburbs and Ross Ford,
Caldwell, Warhop, Fisher and Qulnn
on the pitching roster, Wolverton has
an array of talent that should land the
Yanks somewhere up near the top,
third place, for Instance.
"I doubt very much If Wolverton
will consider going In at third," Wal
ter McCredle gave as his view of the
New York situation yesterday. "Wol
verton ia not speedy enough for the
major show and while his batting
might offset this defect, he will prob
ably not Jeopardize hla stand-in with
the fans by trying to compete against
Harry Lord, Baker. Morlarlty and that
Hugh Fullerton, the Chicago baseball
expert, apparently does not take kind
ly to Wolverton's selection as manager
to the Farrelltes, for ha clicks this
pesslmlstlo prattle oft the trusty type
"The selection of Wolverton to lead
the New York Americana may or may
not be a success. Wolverton Is a fine,
rather quiet fellow, a Kenyon Colleae
man and haa had long experience. He
waa not aggressive a a player at Chi
cago, nor was he a leader when with
tee Highlanders. He was successful
on the Coast and here' wishing him
In order to set at rest the public
mind regarding next year choices for
the Coast. Northwestern and major
leagues, the following list Is given:
Walter McCredle Portland
Hap Hojtsn Vernon
Krank Dillon Loa Angeles
Danny l.ong Ban Francisco
I'aty O'H.uirke Sacramento
Bavard Kharpe Uakland
Nick Williams Portland
Bob Brown Vancouver
Mike Lynch Tacoraa
Harry Oetnlek ...Spokane
Jack Barry Seattle
lomm- sheehan Victoria
Breenahan St. Loula
McOraw New York
Do.. in Philadelphia
Wallace St. Douls
Wolverton .New York.
8tahi ' Boston
Howard Morrow, the middle-weight
whom Tommy Kyan touted so strongly
while here with the Multnomah Club,
has not "arrived" as a boxer yet, for
Eddie MoGoorty put everything but the
sockdolager on him before the National
Sporting Club in New York a few
night bark. Ryan ha taught the
youngster hi famous crouch and In re
turn has been ceded a 25 per cent In
terest In his ring emoluments.
Frank Gotch la not to cross the ponds
to European clover ratches after all,
say a letter received from Manager
Klank yesteruay. i ne cnampion wres
tler, who met Alex Munroe. the Eng
lish grappler, last night at Kansas
City, will leave Immediately after the
holiday with his young wife for a
Winter pleasure trip to Florida, Cuba
and Panama. The death of Gotch's
father likely had something to do with
th cancellation of his world' wres
tling tour. .
Jack Klllllay. crack right-hander of
the 1910 Spokane club, haa been turned
over to th Denver club of the West
rTn League by th Boston Americans.
Klllllay made a good showing for a
youngster with the Bean Enters last
year and will be sadly disappointed by
Another morsel of Interest to local
fans will be the sal of Pete Lister,
first baseman of the 190 Portland
champions, by Chattanooga. of the
Southern League, to the Utlce, New
York State, club.
Mount Angel College Boy Defeated.
The Christian Brother second bas
ketball team defeated the Mount Angel
College 190-pound team in the Chris
tian Brothers' gvmnastum by-the score
of S3 to 23. McGrath. Williams and
Winchell, of the Christian Brothers',
were the stars of the winners, with E.
Meyer and R- Beck as the point-getters
for Mount Angel. The yneup:
C. B. Position. 3tr- Angel
Williams F Mayer. B.
Winchell F B'.clt
Beakey C Sohler
McKntee G Hohman
McC.rath O...Van Hoomlasen. It.
SPOKAXE GETS "HCXKY" SHAW
Joe Cohn Trades Sheeley to Danny
Long for Xew Player.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 27. (Special.)
Joseph Cohn. president of the Spo
kane Northwestern League club, who Is
here on a scouting trip, today traded
Third Baseman Ned Sheeley to Manager
Danny Long, of the San Francisco club,
for Inflelder Royal "Hunky" ghaw.
Shaw has been with the Seals since
1909. when he was turned over to the
San Francisco club by the Chicago
Americans. He played indifferent ball
during the past season, owing to trou
ble with th local management, and
finally In September was suspended In
definitely. He has been eager to get
away from the San Francisco club, and
said tonight that he welcomed the
Cohn announced tonight that he was
figuring on a big deal with the local
management which might result In him
securing one of the best-known Infleld
er In the Coast League. It is believed
that Cohn Is after Tommy Tennant, the
Seals' first baseman. .
PORTLAND SCORES ARE GOOD
Revolver Team Shoot Against Two
Th Miles Standlsh revolver team
and the Shell Mound aggregation were
the two that met the Portland band of
sharpshooters in the indoor revolver
meet which the United States Revolver
Association Is holding. The scores. 1124
against the first and 1116 against the
second, are not quite what- was expect
ed, but the Portland experts are confi
dent that their records will be above
the scores of the two other teams when
the returns are In. Both of these
teams have never touched the 1100
mark as yet.
The scores were: Against Miles Stand
Imh, Armstrong, 233; Hubbard. 229;
Sanders, 226: Hansen. 221: Hlldman,
216. AgainsT Shell Mound. Armstrong,
234: Sanders. 226; Hubbard, 222; Han
sen, 218: Abrahams, 216.
LEST WE FORGET
What Former Portland Players Are
No. 64 Carl Druhot.
HfOIAAE" Druhot, a young Port
Vi land player, attracted the atten
tion of W. Fred Ely when the latter
took charge of the Portland team in
1S04, and was given a trial that sea
son. He pitched fairly good ball, but
seemed to have a "Jinx" attached to
him. for he could not win for his bom
Ely, however, liked Druhot' work
and kept him on the club and used him
regularly while he retained the man
agement. When Dugdale came to Port
land that year, succeeding Ely, Druhot
was one of the first men ho released.
The young Portlander was not discour
aged and went to Bellingham. Wash.,
where he pitched out the season and
helped win the Northwestern pennant
for that team that season. Druhot re
turned to that club the followlnrr year
and had such a successful yea- that
he was drafted by the Cincinnati Na
tional League team for 1906.
Druhot could not get going with Cin
cinnati, and was released to St. Louis
by that club. John J. McCloskey was
managing the St. Louis club In 1906 and
kept Druhot on the team that season.
The young pitcher developed a sore arm
toward the latter part of the season,
and It being uncertain - whether h
would "come back" or not, McCloskey
released him to Indianapolis. Druhot
started off the 1907 season like a whirl
wind for the "Hooslers." but slacked up
at the end of the season, and Manager
Carr sold him to Wheeling, W. Va.. for
Druhot refusod to report to Wheeling,
and retired from the game except for
the pitching of Independent ball In and
around Portland. Last season he Joined
McCloskey at Butte and pitched fine
ball for th Miners. He goes to Ogden
with McCloskey rext season and ex
pects to have a first-class season which
may land him another chance in the
DISPATCHES from Springfield, the
home of the United States Revolver
Association, crediting Spokane with one
of the yet undefeated teams are In error
according to the Portland shooters, aa
Portland defeated Spokane 1098 to 1124
a week ago.
George Armstrong is given credit for
his fine record of 471 out of a possible
BOO by the shooting magazine, "Arms
and the Man." This score is one of the
best ever made, but owing to the fact
that It was witnessed by only one mem
ber of the United States Revolver As
sociation, the score could not go on rec
ord. Armstrong will make another ef
fort to break the record in a short
time and is going to see that there are
a legal number of witnesses present.
Teams 111 the city basketball league
are doing final preparatory work. More
teams are now trying to get into the
league, but as Physical Director Lee. of
the Young Men's christian Association,
is out of the city, nothing definite In
tl:e shape of a schedule or the number
of teams to play has been announced.
The Christian Brothers have decided
not to enter the league, as they have
sufficient games signed. The first
game probably will be January 19.
Hustlers Defeat Academy, 20-6.
The Hustlers basketball team defeat
ed Portland Academy Tuesday evening
by 12 to 6. Fearnley, of the Hustlers,
played a star game at forward. Teams
averaging about 135 pounds desiring
games telephone R. Kurtz, Main 1969.
Wcetorgaard Wins Handicap.
KNOXVTLLE. Tenn.. Dec. 27 Jesse
Westergard won his match with Zybsz
ko, the Polish wrestler, tonight. The
latter agreed to throw Westergaaxd
twice In an hour, but did not gain a
WOMAN OFFICE CANDIDATE
1 Seattle Resident, Aged 6.4, Would
Enter Oily Council.
SEATTLE. Wash., Dec. 27. (Special.)
Mrs. Kate Sterling. 64. and a native
of Maryland, today filed a a candidate
for the City Council- She has been a
resident of Seattle for five year and
of Washington for eight years.
Mrs. Sterling taught school for a
quarter of a century and holds a life
certificate entitling her to teach In any
state in the' Union. She Is the first
woman to file for office In Seattle and
'expressed the belief today that she
would be elected to one of th three
year term to be filled at the general
election on Tuesday, March 5.
fi KNOCKS OUT
GAP0N1 111 THIRD
Bout in Salt Lake City Tame,
Neither Man Displaying
PUEBLO BOXER IS FAT
Lighter Fellow's Blows Have Xo
Steam Won Id-Be-Heavyweight
Champion Does Not Have
to Exert Himself. "
SALT LAKE CITY. Dec. 27. After
two and a half rounds of tame and un
interesting milling tonight, James
Flynn, of Pueblo, whipped across two
effective punches and Tony Caponl
went down for the count of ten.
Caponi was outclassed from the mo
ment he stepped into the ring and was
totally unable to hold Flynn at long
range. Neither man showed speed and
not an effective blow was struck until
near the close of the second round,
when a left hook to Caponl's Jaw stag
gered the middleweight and sent him
to his corner looking worried.
Flynn never 'was forced to exert
himself and did not do so. He was
fat and palpably In poor condition, but
ha outweighed Caponl nearly 20
pounds and the lighter man's blows
which had little steam behind them
did not serve to check his steady ad
vance. - At the opening of the first round
Flynn started a deliberate advance to
close quarters, assuming his usual
crouch with his chin, once broken,
tucked close against his chest. Caponl
led frequently with the left and landed
more than once, but the blows had no
weight behind them.
When they came to close quarters
Flynn worked in several short body
punches, but seemed to make no ef
fort to put force into them. A glanc
ing left skinned Flynn's eye as th
The second was even "more tame,
Flynn seeming to make little effort to
land and Caponi fearing to set him
self for an effective punch. As the
round closed Flynn shot a left hook
to the Jaw that shook Caponl.
After a clinch at the opening of the
third round, Flynn dropped Caponl
with a left to the Jaw. As he rose a
right Jolt to the Jaw dropped him for
the final count.
There was a storm of hisses as Ca
poni was assisted to his corner.
MORRIS OUTFIGHTS KEXX'EDY
Ex-Hope Has Better of Eight Rounds
in Ten-Round Go Both Slow.
NEW YORK. Dec. 27. Carl Morris,
the Oklahoma engineer, outfought Tom
Kennedy, the New York heavyweight,
in eight rounds of a ten-round bout at
the Empire Athletic Club tonight.
In the general opinion of those at th
ringside, neither of th white fcope
showed any 'advancement tc night
toward their aspirations of some day
wresting the world's championship
from Jack Johnson. The heavier Okla
homa man. weighing 228 pounds, aa
compared with Kennedy's 215, was con
sidered too slow, and Kennedy's praised
footwork proved a disappointment.
Tbe New York man showed great
gameness in taking punishment. He
had so much the worst of it In the lat
ter rounds that many of the spectators
shouted to Referee Dan Tome to stop
the bout, but he declined to do so.
The only damage Morris showed wa
a puffing of his Hps, while Kennedy
was bleeding profusely at the nose and
was severely battered.
MOTOR BOATS TO SPEED
OREGOX WOLF TO MAKE EF
FORT TO LOWER RECORD.
New Year's Day Races to Be Held In
Morning Fast Craft Are
Already Entered. t
Because of the Seattle-Multnomah
football game scheduled for tbe after
noon, the Portland Motor Boat Club
will hold its annual New Years' day
race Monday morning. The speed
boats will contest in two races, the
first of which will start promptly at
Each of the two races scheduled
one being for, 28 footers, while the
other is a free-for-all will be twice
around a course five miles in length,
making the distance a race of ten
miles. The start and finishing points
of the race will be between the Haw
thorne and Morrison-street bridges,
thus affording the public the best ad
vantage in viewing the events..
A new system of starting will be
used in the New Year's day racing,
having Just been adopted by the Port
land Motor Boat Club. Five minutes
before the start of each race five pistol
shots will be fired, announcing the
time limit. Two minutes before the
starting time a white flag will be
raised, and when this signal Is lowered
at the starting time the motor boats
and their crews will start on the race.
The first signal will be given for the
26 footers at 10:65 Monday morning,
while the first for the free-for-all race
will be fired at 11:25.
A meeting of the crew of all the
boat will be held at A. M. at the
motor boat clubhouse, when additional
entries may be made, the number as
signed and the course and starting
signals explained to the pilots and
crews of the different speed boats. All
crews must receive their numbers at
this time, for no numbers will be given
out at the Judges' stand previous to
the starting of the races.
Several entries have already been re
ceived, among them being the Oregon
Wolf. Potato Bug III, Question, Lef
fert and Spear. C. F. Wise, owner of
Wigwam II, of Astoria, declines to
enter his craft in these races because
of unfair treatment he says he re
ceived at Astoria while the Centennial
was In progress. The Portland Motor
Boat Club' officials disclaim any
krowledge that Mr. Wise was unfairly
treated at Astoria, and, in addition,
thev assert that he should lay none
of the blame on the Portland Club, as
the regatta at Astoria was handled en
tirely by Astoria officials.
Elwood Wiles has donated the use
of his palatial launch Sea Wolf fdr
the use of the officials at the races,
and all signals will be given from the
deck of this boat-
The Oregon Wolf will also make a
special effort to break the world's
record for ten miles, which Is held
by the Dixie IV. a speed boat plying
on the Mississippi River.'
Suits, Overcoats, Full
Dress Suits and Tuxedos,
absolutely without any
reservations, are now of
fered to discriminating
men and young men
the plainly marked regular price I
BERG IS CONFIDENT
Portland Wrestler Sure He
Will Down Demetral.
PREPARATORY WORK LIGHT
Championship Match for Friday to
Be Contested by Rivals Who Make
Light of Others' Records
on Grappling Mat.
John Borg. of Portland, who is to
wrestle William De-metral, of Chicago,
for the world's light-heavyweight tltlev
reached Portland yesterday afternoon
from his Spokano training camp and is
doing only light work preparatory to
his Friday night encounter at the
Berg Is in great shape and expects
to come through the crisis unscathed.
He realizes that with the light-heavy
championship virtually cornereu
tween Demetral. Beel and himself,
Friday's bout will eliminate one of the
"Demetral has met and defeated
nearly all . the top-notchers in the
world." said Berg. "But so have L I
have traveled all over Europe, partici
pated in three or four International
tournaments and have grappled in
nearly every large city in America.
Demetral Is displaying a silver belt
won by his defeat of Jim Parr at Lon
don in 1907. Well, I beat Parr twice,
once at Hlbbing, Minn, and later at
Knoxvllle. Tenn. That was ahortly
after Demetral won from him in Eng
land. "My record Is fully as good as the
Chlcagoan's," added the husky Swed
The Portland 175-pounder has never
seen Demetral in action, but Is count
ing upon a terrific struggle.
Demetral worked out yesterday with
Jack Root at the policemen's gymnas
ium and hundreds of the Greek colony
turned out to watch their champion
in his training stunts. The promoters
estimate that fully 1000 Greeks will
witness Friday's encounter, which will
be the first between these two light
heavy kings, who have been making
rival boasts all over the country for
the past five years.
The preliminary programme has not
been definitely settled yet. Tom Grant,
a Spokane 165-pounder. will likely op
pose Del Baker, professional ballplayer.
In one of the semi-windups. Jack
Lon, of Seattle, may not appear
against Root, but will be on hand to
challenge the winner in any event.
PORTLAND XOT TO GET SHI"N
John I. Taylor Says Graham Will
Get Him ir Boston Doesn't.
SACRAMENTO. Cal.. Dec. 27. (Spe
cial.) John I. Taylor, of the Boston
Americans, today telegraphed Charley
Graham there was no truth in the re
port that Jimmy Shlnn, third baseman
with the Sacramento club last season,
was to be traded to Cleveland and re
leased by that club to Portland. Tay
lor says that if he decides to release
Snlnn without a thorough tryout, he
will give Graham f'rst chance to get
lira. . .
Taylor is under agreement to turn
three players over to Sacramento, one
of them to be an inflelder. and Graham
believes Shlnn will be the man.
OWEN MORAX YELLS DEFIANCE
English Fighter Back With Hope of
Meeting Ad Wolgast.
NEW YORK. Dec 27. Owen Moran
the English fighter, arrived from Eng
land on the Olympic tonight, sounding
defiance to everybody In the light
weight division of pugilism.
'I have come here to make a match
with Ad Wolgast," said Moran. "and I
hope to defeat him or any others who
regard themselves as champions. To
prove that I am capable, I will take on
other men in Wolgast's class and deal
with them first, giving away weight to
some of them, and fighting any man
at 133 pounds."
Brief Sporting Notes.
Mike Lynch again will manage the
Tacoma team in the Northwestern
League A. E. Rothermel. acting for the
new owner, F. M. Knowlton, made the
announcement early in the week.
"Bud" Sharpe. newly appointed man
ager of the Oaks, will not arrive on the
Coast until the latter pirrt of January.
Danny O'Brien, Portland boxer, ha
returned from San Francisco.
Jack Slattery, who caught for the
Oaks in 1908 and led the Pacific Coast
League, is a free agent.
Johnnie Beall, gobbled up by Boston
from Los Angeles a few years ago, has
been purchased by the Denver Western
Albert S- Freedman, manager of the
Cruiser Philadelphia football team
which plaved Multnomah and the Van
couver Barracks, is a Portland visitor
Jack Barry Is expected in Portland
about the middle of January.
Artie Krueger, Portland outfielder.
-the world's best hancU
get the beat.
has concluded his hunting trip near
Orient and is located with a brother-in-law
Harry Steinfeldt has returned to
Cincinnati after his trip to the Coast.
Steiny burst into rhapsody over the
California surf bathing. Harry doesn't
know where he will be stationed next
Jimmy Callahan, new manager of the
Chicago 'White Sox, has offered Wolver
ton, of New York, Ping Bodie, Rollle
Zelder and Doc White in trade for Hal.
Chase. Bodie and Zelder both went up '
from San Francisco.
XT. M. C. A. Brownies Are Winners.
The Y. M. C. A. Brownies yesterday
defeated the Lincoln High School Jun- '
lors at basketball, 36 to 16. The Y. M.
C. A. lads won by better team work,
and consistent style of play. The Y.
M. C. A. Brownies would like to have
a game with any team in th state
averaarine 135 pounds in weight.
Armory, Friday, Dec. 29, 8:15 P. M.
Prices Ringside, $2 and $1.50;
balcony, $1.50 first two rows, 75c.
Seats on sale Schiller's and Ore
gon Cigar Store.
age! two es
Other reasons too. "The taste
Phone your dealer, grocer, or to
Quarts. $1.75 per dozen.
Pints, tl-90 per case of two