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THE MORNING OKEGOMAN. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 9, 1912.
H1EDIE IS BEST
Billy First Beaver to Reach
Portland's Training Town,
B. RYAN WILL BE MISSED
Mar l-coond BaMnn Pi Tribute
to Chief Ability to Pick w
Men Player Injured Ankl
Is Well Attain.
PANT A MARIA. CU Fen. -
rtal. The advance guard of MdlM
Paver band appeared this momma to
the ron of Billy Undirers. th star
won't bitomtn of the Beaver as-grega-t.nn.
Ha wa accompanied by hl younc
wife, tha two hrln Just concluded a
five weeks turning sojourn. In tha hllla
of Oregon. He look to In f"e
eape. He slJ that hl ankle, broken
last year, la aimoat completely re
In doping out McCredle' chances fT
the Coast Loague pennant this fn.
Itndgcrs expressed himself aa confident
tbat Portland would cop the prlo
avala He baaed hie belief on the fact
that McCredle has a good nucleus of
last year champions to build from,
irimich he admitted that the. loss of
Hu.ldy Ryan would be keenly felt.
"Ryan was a man we could depend
on In pinch when we needed a run,"
observed I'.ndgera. "A most Invarlahly
be woald club out a two-marker when
needed It. and that's what eounta.
Hits are no (rood If they don't develop
Rodsera thinks McCredle the superior
of other Coast league manacrera when
It comes to plt-klng up new men. Speak
ing on this point, he said that while
nth.er magnates were rastlna- lines for
Zoi hitters, "llae" was satisfied with
lower figure, provided the man showed
hi;ity In other lines. He goes after
the run-getters th men who can hit
some, field some, run bases and are not
afflicted with Ivory domes." said Bi;ly.
Valt likes an aarreseive player."
Rodgers and hla wlfo have taken
bo'isekeepln apartmenta and will re
main "on the Job." awaiting arrival of
the main body. He expresses a great
liklna for Santa Maria and believes a
bit In the mascot theory. Inasmuch aa
Portland has won tha pennant every
t'me the Beavers have trained In the
little oil city.
XEff MEXICO NOT WILLING
(Governor of New State Declares Big
Fight Can't Bo Staged Ther. .
ALBCQUERQCE. N. M.. Feb. S Jack
Curler, promoter of tb Johnson-Fly no
battle, will encounter official opposi
tion to the proposal to stage the bout
la New Mexico, according; to a state
ment made tonight by Uovernor Will
iam McDonald. Curiey will arrive In
Albuquerque tomorrow to confer with
local promoters who have offered
large purse for the fight.
Governor McDonald admits that he
has no serious objections to "properly
conducted boxing bouts," but adds:
"If I can stop It, I will not permit a
contest between a white man and a
The Governor recognises that as a
state New Mexico has no legal means
cf preventing ring; battles and declares
that when the Plate Legislature con
venes March 11 he will submit a spe
cial message, urging- the enactment of
an anti-prizefight law. However, as
no law can become effective until to
days after Its passage, any such meas
ure probably would not become effect
ive until after the date of the proposed
. SEALS 6ECURE JESS BAKER
Danny Long; Gets eg-Spokane pitch
er From Chicago Americans.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. I. Jess
Baker, a left-banded pitcher, who went
to the Chicago Americans from the Spo
kane club of the Northwestern League,
was signed today by Manager Long, of
the San Francisco club. Long aald that
he expected to secure another pitcher
from the Philadelphia Americana.
Charles A. Rlsberg. IT years old. with
a phenomenal record as a semi-professional
pitcher, la to be tried out by
Manager "Happy" Hogau of the Vernon
New and old pltcbera of the San
Francisco baseball club are to be
toarhed this year by William ReWy.
.former American Leaguer. Reldy's ap
pointment was announced here today.
Ills business Is to find out how much
the younger pitchers "have" and to
teach the old beais. renowned for fast
balls, how to pitch slow ones. It was
In pitching a special slow ball that
Reldy achieved eminence.
IURNS EAGER TO MEET JACK
Hcarvwelght Pugilist Is Back From
Australia With Ambitions.
SEATTLE. Feb. t. Tommy Burns,
the heavyweight pugilist, returned
from Australia last night and an
nounced that he is anxious to fight
Jack Johnson. Burns said be Is In good
condition and weighs 10 pounds, and
can enter the ring at IS.
Promoter Mcintosh promised me
that I could have a match with either
Johnson or McVey." said Burns. "I
will have no trouble getting back to
old form and am Ruing after that
heavyweight title again."
Burns said Jack Lester, the Cle Elum,
Wash- pugilist, who has engaged In
several boute In Australia, will return
Iiuma In three or four weeks.
SOCCER MATCH TO BE SCNTAY
Nationals and All-Stars to Play Xto-
gardless of Weather.
At a meeting cf the officers of ths
Portland Association Football League
It was decided to play tha exhibition
iran-.e between the Nationals and All
Stars next Sunday on the Columbus
f-.eld at S:4S. whatever tha weather
.ondlllona on the day. aa further delay
will only postpone the International
The Nationals will hold a smoker to
morrow In the Musicians Hail at t
o clock, when a goodly crowd of soccer
enthusiasts Is expected to be present
rieveral entertaining features are
In addition to the game mentioned
.hove, two Oregon league matches
ar down for decision Sunday, both to
t, played In the morning, that between
North Bank and the Independents be
ing nn the Columb'is fle'd. while Mount
Seo't entertalna the O.-W. R U N. out
SHORTSTOP WHOM M'CREDIE PREDICTS WILL BE PLAYING
I POSITION FOR BEAVERS THIS SEASON. n
s--a. .,.vN. ;.
GOLIRIII HAY PLAY
McCredie Thinks Him Most
Likely of Shortstops.
IMPROVEMENT LOOKED FOR
Youngster's Record I-at Season
Better Than Pecklnpaugh, Who
Had Longer Experience Field
ing His Greatest Asset.
Pon't be surprised to see sawed-off
Bobby Coltrln cavorting at shortstop
for the champion Beavers next April 16.
Mr. Portland baseball fan.
The phenom of Nick Williams' 1U
Portland Northwestern team has a
sponsor in Walter McCredle. boss of the
Coasters, who freely expresses the be
lief that Coltrln will prove a better man
Manager McCredle's reasons are
That Coltrln will bat Just aa consist
ently as Pecktnpauarh.
That Coltrln fielded In 105 games
In the Northwestern League, while Peck
nelded only .:4 In 195 games.
Ml takes May Be Kertiaed.
That the Winter's rest will give ths
youngster an opportunity to pore over
some of his mistakes In 1911 and make
him much more valuable In 112.
And. Anally, that with but one-half
rear's seasoning Coltrln la a better
prospect than Pecklnpaugh was last
l-prlnr with two years experience.
"A shortstop doesn't need to be a bat
ting bulwark of a winning team." de
clared Manager McCredle. emphatically,
backing up his views. "But he does
have to be a wonderfully clever fielder,
for In my Judgment the shortstop has
the hardest position on the bail club.
This Coltrln is a human kangaroo on
his feet, and with Rodgers alongside at
the second station he will show even
faster than when aligned with Perls
Casey. It's a fact he looks better now
than Peck did last Spring. Nobody
thought much of Peck then. Cleveland
wrote tha.t they didn't expect much of
Oae Seaaoa Meaaa Mark.
"You can never tell what one season
will do for a young recruit." added Mac
"That kid may blosom out next Spring
as a swell hitter, but even if he doesn't
Ms ratural Improvement should land
the California lad a regular berth."
Coltrln Is a bin Jose boy and was
signed up by Nick Williams In mid-season
last year, being drafted by Cleve
land and turned back to the Portland
Coast team. He is clerklg in a cigar
stand at Sacramento.
Hla fielding average last season com
pares with Peck's aa follows:
Games. P O. A. E. P.O.
Coltrln I"S 21T tl 4t .M9
peck 115 Mi SS .24
Coltrln stole only 11 bases, against 15
for Pecklnpaugh In double the number
of affrays, but sacrificed IS times
against only It for the bow-legged gen
ius who will try for the Cleevland In
field this Spring. He batted .112, Peck
The shortstop situation on the Port
land Coast team is rather complex. Mc
Credle has three veterans for Infield
duty Rapps at first. "Rodgers at second
and Lindsay at third. Bancroft and
Coltrln are the leading shortstop aspir
ants, but should neither of these prove
classy enough Mac can shunt Lindsay
In at short and place Peters or Kibble
at third. Peters, however, does not re
port until late, so Lindsay will proba
bly start the season at third with either
Coltrln, Bancroft or Matties at short.
JESS STOVALli MUFFS BALL
Three Cross Pan and Oxnard Club
Invesrlgates Betting Heavy.
LOS ANGELES, CaL. Feb. t. (Spe
cial.) Of flclals of the Oxnard ball club
are Investigating conditions surround
ing last Sunday's game, when the lo
cals lost and considerable money
Tom Seaton. Portland player, who
goes to the majors this year, was In
the box for Oxnard. while Jess Stovall
was In the field. With the bases full
of "enemies. ttovall dropped a fly and
three crossed ths pan. Home fans and
backers are sore.
pitcher "Dolly" Cray arrived In Los
Angeles today. He says that ths deal
whereby he goes to the Rochester club
lias been completed.
Members of the Vernon baseball club
will start practicing Monday. It will be
Informal. A number of players are
desirous of getting Into mld-sesson
form by the time the season opens.
"Happy" Hogan. Clarence "Speed
McDonnell. Johnny Kane, Brasbear. Pat
terson and othere who are Wintering In
Los Angeles, will make their appear
ance at the bat.
TITLE CLAIMED BY SCLLITAN
Twin Offers to Take on Any 'White
Hope" Conn try.
RtTFAT.O. N. T.. Feb. . It Is an
nounced here tuat Dave Sullivan, act
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ing for Jack (Twin) Sullivan, has
posted a forfeit as evidence oi gooa
faith to back the claim of the big Twin
to the middleweight boxing champion
ship. The statement Is simple and to the
"Jack (Twin) Sullivan claims the
middleweight championship, and has
posted a forfeit to back his claim at
that weight. If no middleweight ac
cepts a title match at weight. Sullivan
will take on any of the white hopes,
Jim Flynn. Carl Morris or Al Palser, on
ten days' notice."
PCTTOV GIRLS STILL YICTOHS
May Allows Not Single Game to Op
ponent but Florence Gives Two.
CORONADO. CaU Feb. 8. May Sutton
easily laid by her first opponent. Miss
Theda Burnhtra, of San IMego, in the
Coronado Country Club tennis tourna
ment which began this morning. Score
Miss Florence Sutton experienced
more trouble In defeating Mlsa Harriet
AngTer, a San Plego girl, who lost In
straight sets of (-1. -l.
The match between Reuben O. Hunt,
of San Francisco, past champion of the
Coast and O. D. Bates, of Oakland,
proved a well-fought battle for a first
round go. Hunt winning, 8- and 6-4.
WASHINGTON IS VICTOR
SCORE IX BASKETBALL GAME
WITH LINCOLN SURPRISE.
Excellent Passes and Superb Shots
Count Great Deal In Winning
Game for East Side.
Washington High sprung one of the
greatest surprises of the season befors
a large crowd of fans that turned out
at the T. M. C. A. yesterday, defeating
Lincoln High. 23 to 12. at basketball.
The surprise did not consist so much
of winning, but rather was in the
score, as both teama were considered
as almost perfectly matched, with the
exception of the advantage of weight
which Washington held over Its oppo
nents. However, from the start, by splendid
passes and good shots the Fenster
macher aggregation got the upper hand.
At the end of the first half the score
stood 12 to S. After ths start of the
second half there seemed to be some
hope for Lincoln, as the latter team
held Its own during the greater part of
the period and Washington did not
again get control .until about ths last
.five minutes of the game.
Although Lincoln has been snowing
up strongest In shooting baskets, yes
terday it was rsther weak. Washing
ton was not much better, making most
of Its scores by the chances it worked
up by passing. Bill Lewis, of Lincoln,
made the sensational ringer of the day,
shooting 10 feet from the basket.
Another feature that made the game
Washington's was the manner in which
the members of the team dodged and
evaded the enemy. Time and time again
Irle and Edwards made good gains by
the deft handling of the sphere.
Boyer. the Spokane speed man, had
an off-day, and failed to do the Lincoln
band much good. The score on both
sides might have been greater had the
teams not tried to do so much Indi
vidual playing. Several tried to get
baskets from the middle of the field.
Washington played well aa a team.
Edwards and Foster deserve consider
able credit. Irle also made himself
prominent on a number of occasions.
Lewis, ss usual, shone on the Lincoln
squad. Gage and Young also took
prominent roles. Gage Is a new man
and glvss promise of making some
player. The teams lined up as fol
t.!rol High. Washington High.
. .. Ine
Baskets Boysr V. Lewis 1. Oac; 1, Reed
1 Krohn 2. Edwards 4. Foster 3. Irle B.
Ttm throws Lewis 4. Foster 4. Time ot
halves. SO minutes. Referee Msrkls. 17m
plre Bader. Timekeepers Nelson and
JOHNSOX WANTS 980,000 BOUT
Hearywelght Champion Coins; to
w York . respite Ruling.
CHICAGO, Feb. I. Jack Johnson,
champion heavyweight, said he would
leave for New York today to sign arti
cles for a 10-round fight before the
Fairmont Athletic Club. Johnson said
he had been offered 230.000 aa hla end
of the purse, and he Immediately wired
his acceptance. Who Is to be his oppo
nent was not stated.
Asked about the order of the New
Tork boxing commission. Johnson said
some assurances must have been given
or the club would not have gone ahead
with the matcli-
Colombia. River League Planned.
CLATSKANIK. Feb. 8. (SpeclaL)
rians are on foot to form a Columbia
River Baseball Lea-rue. composed of six
teams. St. Helens, Rainier, Kelso, Kala
ma, Clatskanie and another not chosen
lce Is new so pepulsr In femsle cos
tume that Queen F.liben of Belgium hss
organised a cletv to prmnl a re lrl of
Iho laremakltif trade In Brussels and other
ciUss la bex kingdom.
WILL " BE SIMPLE
Parade to Be Eliminated
FASHIONS ARE CHANGING
"It Is Not nelnf? Itone Any More,"
Explains President McCredle.
Festivities Will Take Place
Within New Ball Grounds.
Although 'Portland will dedicate one
r i ho or.n.nt minor league baseball
plants in the country April 16, when the ,
Beavers come norm mr me nn.i ......
series of the year with the Seals, with
President Baum. of the Coast League,
and numerous prominent officials In at
tendance, the openlng-of-ths-season ex
ercises probably will be simpler than
for several seasons past.
President McCredle, always on the
lookout for novelty. Intends to do away
altogether with the automobile parade,
which from earliest recollection, has
ushered In the local season. Instead of
bundling the ballplayers through the
streets behind martial tunes, the brass
band will be assembled at the ball park,
where the main attraction is staged.
The parade is gradually becoming
extinct In the big leagues," said Presi
dent McCredle. "These pageants are
hard to arrange, the ballplayers kick
vigorously and the fans who congregate
at the parks do not like delays In the
hour of starting games caused by the
The pennant pole In the new park will
cast its shadow from high overhead the
center field bleacher In the vicinity of
the scoring board. The pennant is of
the streamer variety, as In the past.
Arrangements have been made to put
a Cotton States Leagu team In New
Orleans, filling in with the Southern
leaguers, much in the same manner as
In vogue In Portland, where the Coast
ers and Northwesterners give continu
ous ball In the Summer. Last Fall the
Yazoo City club failed to pay expenses
and the franchise thereupon diverted to
the Crescent City.'
But this doesn't interest locally near
ly as much as the following paragraph
In the New York Evening Mall:
-Something very much like the Junior
league Idea that has been advanced so
often by baseball experts will be tried
out at New Orleans this season and if
the proposition prospers New Orleans
will carry the distinction of being the
only minor-league city in the country
supporting two professional leagues,
both sfflllated with the National asso
ciation." It requires no exceeding clairvoyant
powers to see where some one should
heed Benny Franklin's sage advice
about hitting the ostermoor early and
saying howdy to the rising sun.
No sartorial salaams for the Portland
Coast leaajuers. Manager Walt McCre
dle placed his order for the new suits
yesterday and the stripe effects went
the route of last season's football rules.
The road uniforms will be the con
ventional navy blue with white trim
mings, and the home uniforms of white
flannel, as In the past.
Lee 8trait. outfielder secured by Port
land from New York. In the Trl-State
League, sent In his signed contract yes
terday and another of the near-holdouts
dropped off the buckboard tenanted by
Dnane, Chadhourne and Rapps.
Strait batted .283 last season and
Nick Williams, manager of the Port
land Northwestern team. Intends to go
through the season with two catchers,
live pitchers, four Inflelders, three out
fielders and a utility man a total of
15 men. Nick may carry another hurler,
but in any event he'll have some tall
pruning on the programme about the
first of April.
All told, Williams has nearly two
dozen players on the roster billed for
Sacramento. The bunch lines up at the
tape as follows:
Catchers Harris, Moore, Mackle,
Phobert, Rowless. Troeh, Qullle and
Wilson. Pitchers Bloomfleld. Eastley,
Garrett. Tonneson. Sharron, Curtlss,
potv. Daly, Thomas. Henkel, Maxmeyer.
Inllelders Williams. Mensor, Gay. Out
fielders Speas, Pettlgrew.
Manager Nick expects at least three
additions from the Portland Coast camp
on March 18. when he arrives at the
training camp. Ferd Henkel. southpaw
pitcher, may not report, it was an
nounced yesterday, as he is not satisfied
with the cut in salary dealt this Winter.
KNOCKOCT BROWN SUPERIOR
Frankle Madden Shines In Only One
of Ten Rounds.
NEW YORK, Feb. 8. Knockout
Brown outfought and outboxed Frankle
Madden, the East Side lightweight, in
every round but the first of their ten
round bout at the American Boxing
Club in Brooklyn tonight.
In the opening session Madden tore
Into Brown and landed a couple of
hard punches to the Jaw and stomach.
Thereafter Brown bad the better of
Brief Sportln-r Notes.
Vean Gregg has now become a full
fledged scout, for "Lefty" signed up
a young Clarkston, Wash., southpaw
named Afred Turnbull for Spokane.
Turnbull had already attached his
signature to a Vancouver document but
had not forwarded his paper to Brown.
Turnbull, according to Gregg, is better
While Con Walsh was practicing the
hammer throw tor the Olymplo games
at Seattle the other day somebody
stole one of his shoes and Con had
to parade down main street to his room
attired in low cut spikes.
Walter McCredle smiles when men
tion is mails of the purchase of
mm rtnntnn hv the Chicatro
I Sox. "who are figuring on converting
him into a sccony una -
he hasn't the cranium to play any
where. Fournier was with Tortland a
few seasons ago. later with -Sacramento,
then to Vancouver and finally
Moose Jaw In the Canadian .Twilight,
as catcher and outfielder.
Miles Netsel. former Beaver, is
greatly pleased at his switch from
Spokane to Memphis, Tenn. Netsel Is
quite a billiard shark, by the way.
as he averaged five caroms in a 14.2
balk championship competition In Spo
kane this week. Nets' lost the city
championship last Foil by only a small
President Baum, of the Coast League,
will have his umpires "at school" about
a week before the start of the se-
son. He will explain to them his
. . I I umira'1 'Will hA
policy, wnicn, it in -- ,
exceptionally strict. Eugene Mo
Greevy sent In his signed contract
Tuesday so all of Blum's arbiters
are now in the fold. McGreevy Is
wintering at Bloomington. 111.
"Cr" Young Signs for 22d Year.
BOSTON, Feb. 8. Denton T. ("Cy")
Young sent to the 3oston Nationals to
day his signed contract for his I2dyear
In major league baseball. He Is the
oldest pitcher in point of years and
i i nni.s laacriiA baseball.
ECrviCO il iiiaj "
IN THE second round of the Bankers'
Basketball League the Hibernia
Bankers defeated the Security Savings
& Trust Company, 51-17. The losers of
the contest had no showing at any
time, the winners outclassing them In
both style and weight. Chester Hughes
was the star of the game, making
about all of the points for the winners.
All the Portland Hlph School bas
ketball teams will meet Oregon Uni
versity for 15 minutes each at the
Portland Academy gymnasium. The
University men . will be handicapped
to a certain e-ctent because the games
are to be played under the Amateur
Athletic Union rules. which differ
somewhat from the collegiate rules.
Oregon has two men on the sick list at
present. Jamison is out with a bad
knee, while Bradshaw will be unable
to play because of minor Injuries. Ore
gon will take only six men on the
trip and will also be without a man
ager, as Geary will return to Eugene
today. The first of the matchea will
begin at 8 P. M.
The Junior classes of the T. M. C. A.
will be seen In a gymnastic exhibition
on February 22 and will go through
all the customary class drills. A num
ber of athletic games somewhat out o
the ordinary will be brought In, and
apparatus work will finish the athletlo
The Y. M. C. A. Spartans and the
North Pacific Dental College, both
teams In the City Basketball League,
meet tonight at the Y. M. C. A. as the
first part of a double-header, the sec
ond game being between Allen Pre
paratory and McMinnville High School.
The North Pacific team recently met
the Jefferson High School quintet, but
the game ended because of fighting.
ESSAY PRIZES OFFERED
School Children Eligible to Compete
As an incentive to school children
throughout the state, the Oregon So
ciety of Sons of the American Revolu
tion has offered six cash prizes amount
ing to $100 for the best six essays on
the Revolutionary War, under the following-
One prize of 225, one of $15 and one of
$10 will be awarded for the best three
essays written by the pupils of the
state high schools on one of the fol
lowing subjects: "Treaty of Alliance
With France," "The Injuries of the
Colonies Under Great Britain. and
"Relation of New England States to the
Revolution." Prizes of the same
amounts will be awarded to the grade
pupils who write the best three essays
on one of the following subjects: "Alex
ander Hamilton," "Capture of Ticon
derosra and Crown Point," and "George
Rogers Clark and the Conquest of the
The essays are limited to 3000 words
each, must be written in the student's
own handwritings on one side or tne
paper, and must be accompanied by a
certificate from the writers teacher.
stating that the writer is a pupil In a
designated class, and tnat the teacner
believes the essay to be the pupil's
own unaided work.
The essays should be signed and for
warded to John K. Kollock, chairman
of committee, 313 Corbett building,
Portland, and should reach their des
tination not later than March 15.
In awarding the prizes the commit
tee will be governed by the considera
tion of accuracy, manner of treatment,
originality, orthography, syntax, punc
tuation, neatness and legibility. John
S. Delllnger. J. Gaddls Nichols and John
K. Kollock are the committee.
AIMS OF SH00L SHOWN
President Foster Lectures at Y. M.
C. A. on Reed College.
President Foster, of Reed College,
lectured to an audience at the Y. M.
C. A. last night on the Reed College
of the future, such as designers had
planned to make it. The lecture was
Illustrated with lantern slides showing
views, actual and prospective, of the
institution of learning, and also views
of buildings and landscape designs at
other institutions of learning In Amer
ica and In England.
President Foster first showed by
means of relief maps how Reed College
would occupy a central position In the
Northwest and he also showed hdw the
field was vast for the support of such
Besides the material side of the col
lege he told of its educational features.
As a college of liberal arts and sciences,
he said, it would be the foundation for
the highest kind of professional educa
tion, and although non-sectarian, it
would be none the less religious.
The building plan of the college, as
outlined by President Foster, was a
comprehensive one. Every detail had
been worked out, he said, before the
work of erection was begun. "If we
had considered only the next five
years." he said, "we might have had
those buildings we are working on
finished today, but we looked farther
ahead, and considered the needs of the
century." Buildings would be erected,
said the speaker, each In its proper
place as conceived In the architectural
scheme as their need became necessary,
and In this way a distinctive tradi
tional and historical atmosphere would
grow around each of them.
PLANS MADEFOR TOURISTS
Nickel Plate Road Official Saye
Travel Here Will Be Heavy.
John T. Calahan, assistant general
passenger agent of the Nickel Plate
railroad, with headquarters in Chicago,
visited Portland yesterday In company
with Harry Bonn, Northwestern pas
senger agent for the same road. Mr.
Calahan is in the West for the pur
pose of arranging for the movement
of several special trainloads of Eastern
people throuch Portland within the
next few months.
Several large parties of Shrlners, at.
tending the convention of that organ
ization at Los Angeles In May, have
been routed to return East via Port
land, said Mr. Calahan. The Nickel
Plate also will handle three or four
special train parties to the Elks' con
vention in July. The Boston delega
tion, the Providence, R. I.. Elks and
parties from various points in New
England will be sufficient to fill sev
eral large trains.
Mr. Calahan has been in Portland be
fore, and he declares that the city
seems to be growing faster every time
he comes here.
For the Attention
of GOOD BUSI
NESS MEN who
Ample assortment of
sizes and colors New
WE SPECIALIZE IN FINE MADE - TO - ORDER SHIRTS.
Remember, I pay $30.00 a month rent, which would be $500 if I
were on the ground floor.
Room 315 Oregonian Building.
DETECTIVE WORK GOOD
FEW CRIMINALS ELUDE BATY'S
FORCE IX JANUARY.
Bad Check Men and Persons Ac
cused of Murder Are Brought to
Bad check men and persons accused
of murders met with bad luck in Port
land during the past month, according
to a report of Chief of Detectives Baty,
filed with Chief of Police Slover last
nitrht. More than half the crimes com
mitted in the City of Portland In the
31 days of January were cleared up
by the detective department, the report
says, making a record which Is one of
the best in the United States, as com
pared with the records of the principal
cities of the country.
Of 51 cases of bad-check making, oi
forgery misrepresentation and other
means of getting money on false pre
tenses, reported to the police depart
ment in the month, all were cleaned
up Where the parties defrauded were
willing to prosecute, convictions were
made. The biggest catch of the de
tective department In this branch was
the arrest of Dale Taylor, who was con
victed of putting out bad checks tor
the past seven years, the size of the
checks rapidly growing from $3 to 5
and more. Detectives Taft and tpps
made the arrest, and Taylor was sen
tenced to 360 days in Jail.
Of the two murder cases handled,
that of Seid Bing and that of Edwin
W. Mutch, the persons charged w 1th
the crimes were both arrested within a
short time after the discovery of the
crimes. Oi Sen, Wong Si Sam and Lew
Soon charged with the murder of Seid
Bing were captured within nine days
of the discovery of the crime, and con
fession was secured the next day.
Ernest Oetinger, the saloonkeeper who
killed Mutch, was secured within a
few hours of the murder. Detective
Joe Day gained confessions from botn
Oetinger and OI Sen.
One polygamy case reported was
solved. Of 13 holdups in the city, three
were cleared; of eight robberies, two
were solved. One pickpocket case was
not settled by the detectives. Oi : 150
larceny cases, 74 of those committing
the offences were caught. The total
number of cases handled during the
month was 226, 133 being satisfactorily
Four criminals wanted in Portland
were brought back from outside cities,
and nine were arrested In Portland for
points In California, Oregon and Wash
ington, and for Chicago authorities.
ELKS PUBLISH BOOKLET
Convention Committee's Illustrated
Pamphlet Is In Press.
An elaborate booklet fully descrip
tive of Portland and Its environs and
setting forth the plans for entertaining
100,000 visitors during the week of July
3, when the Elks' National convention
is held In Portland, has been prepared
by the publicity committee of the local
convention commission and will be is
sued within the next few days. The
Initial edition will consist of 50.000
The cover design consists of an alle
gorical drawing by Charles Levengood,
commercial artist for the O.-W. R. &
N company. The "Coming of the White
Man" is made the central figure, the
horde of Elks who will come to the
city next July being likened to the
White men whose approach was beheld
by the Indians as portrayed by the
City Park statue.
Spaca Is not devoted to an extended
eulogy of Portland, but the various en
tertainment features, parades and
prizes, hotel accommodations, railroad
rates.'a brief lodge history and a few
of the principal scenic attractions are
given attention. An illustration Is borne
on every page. The booklet contains
no paid advertisements. A page is de
voted to an announcement of the Ross
to avoid carry
ing over a single
I have just unpacked 200 high-grade Blue
Serge Suits of good, heavy -weight cloth cut
to the latest dictates of fashion. Each suit
has maker's guarantee that garments are made
of all-wool cloth and shape retaining fronts.
IF YOU DO NOT THINK THESE SUITS
ARE WORTH $20.00 I WOULD RATHER
YOU WOULD NOT BUY. The price of these
$20.00 to $22.50
Festival and another to the Seattle
VEGETARIAN IS STICKER
Query on Vagrants Misread, Man
Drops Police Examination.
"I think I will not take the examina
tion for patrolman," said a man who
entered the office of the Civil Service
Commission at the City Hall yesterday,
addressing Secretary Tupper. -
"Why not?" asked the secretary.
"Well. I'll teli you," the man replied,
"the examination blank calls for nie
to name four vegetarians; I don't even
know one person In Portland who Is a
Thereupon the man turned and
walked out. Is name . was not ob
tained by the secretary.
Investigation by Secretary Tupper
disclosed that the applicant was labor
ing under a mistake in the pronuncia
tion of a word vagrant. The exami
nation calls for the definition of the
word vagrant and says, "Name four
persons who come under this term."
Of the Inhnbltents of Sweden 2 per cent
possess one-third of the total property of
the country and receive one-third of us
total income. There are 5,509,UOO lnhab
ItHnts In Sweden.
111 THIRD ST:
'Just a Whisper off of
The new Spring models
and fabrics; for this
season we are featuring
The London Box
Full-back Suits, made
exclusively for us.
There are lots of box
back Coats, but none
like ours. We are now
showing them in all the
newest weaves and col
orings at 20, 25
Show one of our gar
ments to any judge; if
we don't save you 5
BRING IT BACK