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THE MORNING OltEGONIAN, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER SO, 1914.
FOUR BRAVES ARE
FORMER NORTHWEST LEAGUE PITCHER WHO HAS BEEN
STAR OF BOSTON BRAVES IN FIGHT FOR THE NA
TIONAL LEAGUE PENNANT.
Leading Pitcher of Pennant
Winners Rube Kid at Seat
tle Two Years Ago.
Adwasfe or Believe m 'PwMMm?-
4 , .Z:
EX-PORTLANDER ON TEAM
Statistics Indicate Boston's Chance
Against Athletics Should Be
Slight, but in Reality Club
Northwestern ball fans will welcome
the pennant ambitions of the Boston
braves this Kali -with particular
warmth. Four of those instrumental in
landing the flag hall from the North
west League and one of them. Bill
James, of Seattle, leads the team pitch
ers with 23 wins and six defeats. James
was a big rube kid when he broke in
at Seattle two years ago.
The other Northwesterners are Bert
Whaling, catcher, formerly of Port
land; Outfielder Mann and Pitcher
Paul Strand. James and Mann played
with Seattle, and Strand with both the
San Francisco and the Spokane In
dians. Two other Northwestern Leaguers,
First Baseban Myers, of Spokane, and
"Wynn Noyes, of Spokane, a pitcher,
were taken by Boston in the same
haul, but both were sent back. Myers
refused to play in the International
League and is now a Federal, while
Noyes is back in Spokane.
Dope Against Braves.
Dope is a most peculiar thing, more
like the feline than man's best friend.
It turns and bites its masters at the
slightest provocation. But neverthe
less in the dope the Braves do not fig
ure even as good as 4 to 5 safe wagers.
- In batting they appear puny beside
the Athletics' great hitting trio, Baker-Colllns-Mclnnes;
in fact, Connolly is
the only .300 hitter in the bunch. The
teams rank about on a par in the field,
but the Athletics have it all over them
on the bases. ,
In stern reality the Braves are a
baffling mystery. Aside from the
pitching statistics, there is little in the
figures to explain their remarkable
rise from the cellar to first place.
Latest Dope Given.
Here is the latest dope and you are
at liberty to make any deduction you
may wish from the same:
AB. R. H. SB. Pet.
Murphy, rf .: 04L HO 144 ao .--'6
Barry, ss 441 M 103 la .::js
Collins, 2U8 117 175 08 .I144
JBaker. oU .545 7U Hi!) 15 .310
Mclnnis, lb 3."i7 UU 175 17 .:il4
Strunk, If 304 A:! 100 24 .SSS
Oldring, cf 450 68 124 14 .275
bchang. c 256 42 71) U ,27b
Bender ...16 2
Plank 15 7
Wyckoff 10 B
ShawKey 15 10
Bressler ....... ..... ................. . t 3
Pennock 8 3
Bush li 12
Davies .............................. 1 u
AB. R. H. SB. Pet.
Maun, rf :;.", U7 Ii7 1 1 .24.1
Erers. 2b 447 OU 125 12 .2S0
Connolly, If 356 It3 110 7 ,:O0
Whitted. cf ....170 24 40 4 .224
Schmidt, lb ,48 54 1:10 22 .207
Smith, 3b 47 DS 127 14 .25
Maranville, ss 531 09 1.12 25 ,240
Gowdy, c 345 42 32 11 .238
James 2:1 ti
Rudolph 22 8
Tyler 15 15
Crutcher ............................ 6 5
Strand ............................... 2 2
Davis 1 l
Hess 4 6
Cocrehain 1 2
ANGLERS' SCORE AXXOUXCED
September Tournament Is Success,
25 Entering Contests.
The September tournament of the
Multnomah Anglers' Club was a great
success, more than 25 members taking
part in the events. The competition in
the handicap events for merchandise
prizes was close. The scores of the
various events, giving the winners on
a scratch basis and the handicaps win
Distance fly heavy rod. (scratch ba
sis) W. F. Backus, first, distance 87
feet: Warren Cornell, second, distance
SI feet; A. E. Burghduff. third, distance
76 feet; handicap winners of the mer
chandise prize, A. E. Burghduff and
Warren Cornell, tie..
. Distance fly light rod (scratch ba
sis) W. F. Backus, first, distance 95
feet; A. E. Burghduff and Warren Cor
nell tie for second place, with distance
81 feet; L. W. Humphreys, third, dis
tance 71 feet. Handicap winner of the
merchandise prize, W. F. Backus.
Light tackle dry fly accuracy (scratch
basis.) W. F. Backus, first, average
98 11-15 per cent; A. E. Burghduff, sec
ond, average 98 5-15 per cent, and W. C
Block, third, average 98 1-15 per cent.
Handicap winner of the merchandise
prize, L. W. Humphreys.
Accuracy fly at 50, 55 and 60-foot
rings (scratch basis) W. F. Backus,
lirst, 98 14-15 per cent; W. C. Block,
second, 98 13-15 per cent; Warren Cor
nell, third. 98 4-15 per cent. Handicap
winner of the merchandise prize, L. W.
Distance bait, one-half ounce (scratch
basis) A. E. Burghduff, first with an
average for five casts of 136 feet 6
inches; W. C. Block, second, average
136 feet; E. C. McFarland, third, aver
age 114 feet 6 inches. A. E. Burghduff-
made the longest individual cast
of 156 feet. Handicap winner of the
merchandise prize, A. E. Burghduff.
Distance bait. one-fourth ounce
(scratch basis) E. C. McFarland, first
with an average for five casts of 120
feet 4 inches; C. C. Harris, second, aver
age 85 feet 5 inches: W. C. Block, third,
average 84 feet 5 inches. E. C. McFar
land established a new club record in
this event both in average and longest
individual cast of 139 feet. Handicap
winner of the merchandise prize, E. C.
Accuracy bait, one-fourth ounce
(scratch basis) W. F. Backus, first,
average 96 2-15 per cent; E. C. McFar
land, second, 96 per cent; W. C. Block,
third, 94 4-15 per cent. Handicap win
ner of the merchandise prize. Warren
Accuracy bait, one-half ounce
basis) W. C. Block, first, average
97 7-15 per cent; E. C. McFarland, sec
ond, average 96 11-15 per cent; A. E.
Burghduff, third, average 94 4-15 per
cent. Handicap winner of the merchan
dise prize, C. C. Harris.
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BILL JAMES, FORMERLY OF SEATTLE.
BOSTON TAKES FLAG
National League Pennant in
New Hands, Now.
CHICAGO DEFEATED, 3-2
Clackamas Wardens Warn.
OREGON CITY. Or.. Sept. 29. (Spe
cial.) Offenders of the game laws in
Clackamas County will be chased with
motorcycles and Deputy Game Warden
Ervln promises that the laws will be
strictly enforced. The law prohibiting
tne Killing of hen pheasants will re
ceive the closest attention from his
deputies, he said today, although he
realized that in some cases a hunter
would kill a female bird by mistake,
but in such cases leniency would be
Mora 11 Pulls a "Merkle" and Good's
Long Kly Is Good for Three Buses
When Saier's Sacrifice Gives
Cubs Their First Run.
BOSTON, Sept 29. A double by
Whitted. after Evers had been passed,
broke a tie In the ninth inning today,
and Boston not only defeated Chicago
3 to 2, but won the National League
pennant. It was the last game of the
season here for the new champions.
Boston's victory was a remarkable
one. A tall-end team in mid-season,
the Braves advanced steadily from July
14 to September 2, when they reached
a tie with the New York Giants. Within
two weeks of the latter date they had
attained a lead which was never lost.
Manager Stallings' success has been
gained with a team many of the mem
bers of which had been discarded by
other major league clubs. The great
est single factor in the building of the
pennant-winning organization, how
ever, probably was the acquisition of
Johnny Evers, manager last year of
the Chicago Cubs.
The visitors' first run was due to a
muff by Moran of Good's long fly net
ting three bases, and Saier's sacrifice
Saier singled In the fourth and ad
vanced to third on two wild pitches.
When Schulte hit to Hughes, Saier was
run down, Schulte . scoring on Bues'
triple. Boston's first runs were due to
four successive bases on balls and a
squeeze play, Maranville bunting toward
first as Whitted raced home. Score:
Chicago 10010000 0 2 5 0
Boston 00002000 1 3 3 2
Batteries Cheney and Archer; Hughes
and Whaling, Gowdy.
Giants Lose to Pittsburg, 5 to 2.
NEW YORK. Sept. 29. New York,
three times champion of the National
League, lost today its last chance of
winning the fourth successive pennant.
Pittsburg defeated the Giants here by
a acore of 5 to 2, while Boston, winning
from Chicago, was clinching the 1914
Harmon held the local batters safe
in the pinches, while Pittsburg hit the
ball opportunely. O'Toole gave way to
Wiltse after passing the first two men
in the first inning, and Wiltse, after
the fifth, gave way to Scupp, who held
the visitors to one hit in four innings.
Konetchy's homer into the left field
stand was a feature. Score:
rt, H. E.
Pittsburg... .0 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 05 9 1
New York...l 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 2
Batteries Harmon and Schang;
O'Toole, Wiltse, Schupp and Meyers.
Sounding the Sport Reveille
OAKLAND is trying hard to over
haul the Missions, but Tyler Chris
tian would please his home team fans
more if he would overhaul the Oaks.
The Davenport team of the Three
Eye League held first place through
practically the entire season.
This is another traveling day in the
American Association and Western
leagues. The players are traveling to
their Winter homes, as the season
closed Sunday. The only leagues still
in bloom are the American, National,
Federal and Pacific Coast.
In his legislative filibuster Senator
Burton talked 14. hours and saved $73,
000,000, at which rate Happy Hogan
has saved $756,000,572,502,000, while
"Pop" Dillon owes the world about
If Leach Cross should win 12 out of
the next 15 bouts with Joe Rivers, the
standing would be:
. W. L. p.c.
Leach Cross ' 31 30 .508
Joe Rivers 30 81 .492
Harry Wolverton and Lloyd Jacobs
may get out all right at Sacramento if
the capital city fans dig up enough
coin to buy the club, as they are try
ing to do. The league has offered It
to them for $20,000, which means less
than $1000 for each player and the
franchise thrown in for nothing.. This
is dirt cheap, but it is fully as much
as the present owners paid Jack Atkin.
One thing, nobody has yet accused
the Germans of using Joe McGinnity
contrary to the Geneva conventionali
ties. Ball fans are wondering who will
succeed Frank Chance's successor as
manager of the New York Yanks.
It Is to' be hoped that the neutrality
laws will permit the United States to
continue the exportation of foodstuffs
to Russia. Zbyszko expects to remain
at home this Winter.
Superstition may cut more .Jigure In
baseball than most fans ' imagine.
George Stallings, manager of the Bos
ton Braves, is easily the most super
stitious manager in the big leagues,
and nobody has Walter McCredie faded
in the minors.
An instance of McCredle's supersti
tion was shown in Sunday's double bill
against the Missions, when McCredie
refused to sanction the presentation of
the trophy cup to Gus Fisher until his
last time up in the first game. Fisher
then doubled and wrm the game.
Signs and portents affect Stallings
in his every move. It is said that
when the Braves slipped out of last
place the same day the Giants slipped
into first plane, Stallings took this as
a sure hunch that his team would win
CHEIIALIS TEAM PROMISING
High School Squad Under Coach
Leonard May Make Record.
CHEHALIS. Wash., Sept. 29 (Spe
cial.) The Chehalis High School foot
ball team this year promises to make
a good recordunder Coach Leonard and
J. A. Wright, who is helping Leonard.
The schedule adopted follows:
October 3. Hoquiam at Hoquiam; Oc
tober 10, Montesano at Montesano; Oc
tober 17. Olympia at Chehalis; October
24, Aberdeen at 'Aberdeen; October 28,
Centralia at Centralia; October 31,
State Training School at Chehalis; No
vember 7, South Bend at Chehalis: No
vember 14. Olympia at Olympia; ' No
vember 21. Centralia at Chehalis.
DAN MURRAY HELD STAR
BEAVER. PROSPECT IX ALL-STAR
CAST NAMED BY WILLIAMS.
Gipe, Dell, Haratad, Hall, Doty and
Leonard Are Selected ' ajs Best
Pitchers in Northwest League.
Dan Murray, a prospect for the 1915
Portland Coast League club, is rated
as one of the two best catchers in the
Northwest League by Nick Williams.
The manager of the Ballard class B
club has chosen the following as an
Catchers Cheek, Vancouver; Murray.
Pitchers Gipe, Dell, Seattle; Har
stad. Hall, Doty, Vancouver; Leonard,
First base Huhn, Seattle.
Second base Wagner, Spokane.
Shortstop Coltrin, Ballard.
Third base Gulgni, Ballard.
Outfield Frisk, Hogan, Spokane;
Brinker. Wotell, Vancouver, and Neigh
Perle Casey, umpire in the North
west League for two seasons, names
Pitcher Harstad, of the Vancouver
champs, as the most promis.ng player
in the circuit. Harstad was drafted
by Cleveland and will be with the
Naps next season.
"He is a big fellow, has speed and
good hooks and ought to prove a win
ner' with a little more seasoning," re
marked Casey. Hardstad is' a right
hander. Casey also thinks both Dell
and Gipe will make good in the big
leagues next year.
WASHINGTON' SQUAD IS BUSY
Old St. James Club Team Issues
Challenge to Portland Elevens.
VANCOUVER, Wash, Sept. 29. (Spe
cial.) The Washington Athletic Clutt
football team, which won the title of
the Columbia River Basin last year
under the name of the St. James Club,
Is practicing dally, and a challenge has
been Issued to 160-pound teams of
At the recent reorganization. Fred
Bowman, of Vancouver, was elected
manager, and he can be found at Van
couver, 701 L. Wednesday night, be
tween 6 and 8 o'clock.
There are several old players in the
"I,' George Washington;' of Mount "Vernon, a citizen of the
United States and lately President the same, do make, ordain
and declare this instrument, which is written with my own hand
and every page thereof subscribed with my name, to be my last
will and testament, revoking all others:'
"ITEM To my dearly beloved wife, Martha "Washington, I
give and bequeath the use, profit and benefit of my whole estate,
real and personal, for the term of her natural life.
"As I also do my household and kitchen furniture of every
sort and kind with the LIQUORS and groceries which may be
"I give and bequeath to the said Lawrence Lewis and Eleanor
Parke Lewis, his wife, and their heirs the residue of my Mount
Vernon estate all the land north of the road leading from
the ford of Dogue Run to the Gum Spring, as described in the
device of the other part of the tract to Bushrod Washington un
til it comes to the stone and three red or Spanish oaks on the
knowl thence with the rectangular line to the back line (be
tween Mr. Mason and me) thence with that line westerly along
the new double ditch to Dogue Run, by the tumbling dam of my
mill, thence with the said run to the ford aforementioned, to
which I add all the land I possess west of said Dogue Run and
Dogue Crk. bounded, easterly and southerly thereby, together
with the mill, DISTILLERY and. all other houses and improve
ments on the premises, making together about two thousand
acres, be it more or less.
"Mount Vernon, 9 July, 1799."
last will and test
ament of George
of the United
States, and see
State of Virginia.
County of Fairfax
I, F. "W. Rtchardaon, Clerk of the Circuit Court
of aald County, the same being; a court of pro
bate and of record, and having a seal, do hereby
certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the
last will and testament of George Washington, de
ceased, as the same appears of record. In the will
books of said county in I.iber. T.t No. 1, folio 1.
and that the original of said will is now on file
In my said office in said county.
IN TESTIMONY of all whl-h I have hereunto
set my hand and affixed the seal of said court
at Fairfax. Virginia, this 7th day of February.
A. n. mis.
(Signed) F. W. RICHARDSON. Cleric
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Registration Books Close Thursday, October IS
VOTE 333 .X
(Paid Advertisement, Taxpayers and Wage-Earners League of Oregon, Portland, Oregon.)
AGGIES WOULD PLAY
Hope Held for University-O. A.
C. Freshman Game.
SATURDAY URGED AS DAY
Contest Today Held Impossible Be
cause Xotice Is Too Brief Col
lege Men Put Througlt Scrim
mage and Four Are Hurt.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE,
Corvallls. Or., Sept 29. (Special.)
Football enthusiasts at the Oregon Ag
ricultural College have not entirely
given up hope for a game between the
local freshmen and the beginners at the
university, despite Coach Bezdek's ulti
matum that the game must be played
tomorrow or not at all. Dr. Stewart,
local athletic director, feels that the
university students will be willing to
play at a later date when they under
stand the situation here. Dr. Stewart
"We are anxious to play the Fresh
man game. and. I hope it can be ar
ranged yet. Last year the freshman
game was arranged early, it being un
derstood that only freshmen who had
not taken part in a varsity contest
Xotice Held Too Brief.
"No mention of September 30 as a
date this year was made until Friday.
September 25, three days after our
college commenced, and only five days
before the date suggested. Mr. Tif
fany then telegraphed: 'Will you play
us September 30, or not at all? We
replied that we could not play then
and suggested Saturday, October 3.
This date, or the following Saturday,
would be all right, because no fresh
man would have had a chance to par
ticipate in a varsity game..
"Next Saturday seems to us to be a
fair date. Neither varsity team has a
game that day. The Multnomah Club
called off its game with us because it
could not get its team together.
Reasons Are Given.
"We cannot play tomorrow for a
number of reasons. Our freshmen
have only been together for five days.
We did not organize them at the beach
and they have not had enough work to
play a game."
Ralph Pavey, the Ohio State star,
who will act as assistant coach this
year, arrived yesterday and appeared
in a suit in the afternoon to work out
the freshmen, who are to be his special
care. Pavoy put his boys through a
hard grind. He is a peppy coach and
became at once popular with the play
ers. The Aggie candidates were sent
through a stiff scrimmage, with a num
ber of injuries as the result. Butt's el
bow was dislocated, Groce's ankle was
sprained, Williams' side was strained
and Royce's shoulder was hurt.
MRS. XORTIIUP CITY'S BEST
Miss Trene Campbell loses Hard
Three-Set Match at Irvington.
By defeating Miss Irene Campbell on
the Irvington Club courts yesterday.
Mrs. W. I. Northup is now the cham
pion woman tennis player of the city.
The match was taken after three hard
sets, Mrs. Northup winning the first,
6-2, and the third, 6-3, while the runner-up
annexed the second set, 8-6,
One single match among the men
and six doubles were played yesterday
and six more contests are slated for
Following is the schedule for today:
3 P. M. Richardson vs. Lentz.
12 M. Richardson vs. Wlckersham.
4 P. M. Hobson vs. winner Lentz
Richardson match.; Mrs. Northup vs.
Miss Fording; Lentz vs. Harrigan.
4:30 P. M. Hobson vs. winner Rich-ardson-Wickersham;
Pratt and Calla
han vs. Lewis and Edgar.
Yesterday's results follow.
Richardson beat Wlckersham, 6-1, 6-2;
Mrs. Northup and Edgar beat Miss Fox
and Durham, 6-1. 6-4; Mrs. Irwin and
Wakeman beat Miss Fording and Gill.
2-6. 6-3,6-4: Miss Ryder and Callahan
beat Mrf and Mrs. Harrigan, 7-5, 6-4;
Miss Povey and Miss Brown beat Mrs.
Irwin and Mrs. Gregg. 6-3, 6-4.
Finals city championship, women's
singles Mrs. Northup beat Miss Camp
bell, 6-2, 6-8, 6-3.
Shannon and Wakeman beat Rich
ardson and Ewing. 6-4, 6-3. Miss Ryder
and Callahan beat Mr. and Mrs. House,
CHAXCE TO PICK ORANGES NOW
Former Yankee Owner Says He Has
No Baseball Plans.
CHICAGO. Sept. 29. Frank Chance,
former manager of the Chicago, Cubs
and more recently manager of the New
York Americans, was emphatic tonight
In telling friends that he had no base
ball plans in mind at present. Chance
and Mrs. Chance reached here today
by automobile from New York. They
will continue in a few days by train to
their home in Southern California.
Chance denied that he was to see
Charles Comiskey, owner of the Chi
cago Americans, or Charles Thomas,
president of the Chicago Nationals.
"I have received no word from either
and don't intend to see either while I
am here." he said. "I am going to Cali
fornia to pick oranges and have no
present baseball plans."
Ixbert May Head Phillies.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 29. It was
reported in baseball circles here today
that unless there is an unexpected
hitch, John B. Lobert, third baseman
of the Philadelphia National League
team, will be made manager of ythe
club at a meeting of the director1 of
the organization to be held this week.
The contract of Charles S. Dooirt. who
has managed the Phillies for several
years, expires with the close of the
Lobert has been with the local team
since 1911, when he figured in a big
trade between the Philadelphia and
BIRD SEASON IS NEAR
huxtixg starts thursday and
game: seisms plentiful.
which Seattle dealers in equestrian
supplies have been caught unprepared.
Riding boots, spurs, crops, saddles and
bridles are being demanded In enormous
numbers. Rush orders have been tel
egraphed to the East for new stocks,
but in the meantime the Impatient en
thusiasts are fuming and fretting at
the delay. . : "
Early Kali Shovilng of Ducks Is Taken SIOUX CITY WINS PENNANT
to Indicate They Will Be Numerous.
Pheananta Found In Numbers.
The season for upland and water
birds opens Thursday. Game wardens
and sportsmen report more early birds
than have been around in years.
Ducks are expected to be more nu
merous than for a long time. It is not
usual for them to be here so early, at
least in any number, and the early Fall
showing is the reason for expecting
a better season than before.
Just an Instance was that reported
by house-boaters of the Oregon Yacht
Club. Sunday night several flocks of
ducks lit near Hardtack Island and
settled in the brush near the Oaks.
On Sauvies' Island they are thicker
still. On the Columbia Sloughs they
are also numerous and hunters expect
a heavy bag In the first weeks.
A good percentage of the early birds
seem to be mallards, which is still
The season for pheasants and other
upland birds also begins Thursday. The
pheasants have had a heavy breeding
season because of the long Summer and
this sport, too, is expected to be good.
The male is the only member of
the family which can be shot. Upland
hunters should take particular pains
to see that their shot does not bag
any valley or little blue quail. The
closed season recently established pro
tects these birds which are now being
The limits are: Ducks, 30 In one
week; upland birds, five in one day
or ten in a week.
District Warden Irvin reports the
hunters behaving well this year". De
spite the temptation of game on all
sides none are out getting ahead of
the season. Possibly the financial
stringency has something to do with It.
Twenty-five dollars for birds seems too
high for the average Portlander.
Also, hunters must Mt shoot between
sunset and sunrise. This Is the Fed
eral law which went into effect last
SEATTLE PLANS HORSE SHOW
Steeds Suddenly Win Attention of
Society for Winter Season.
SEATTLE. Wash., Sept. 29. (Special.)
Seattle's society, wearying of the docile
obedience of limousine, touring car and
runabout, is turning again to its
equine friends and Is planning for the
Winter season scores of functions In
which the horse will figure, among
the number being a huge horse show.
Seattle also will have a gentlemen's
riding club, which will have for its
purpose the formation of a crack cav
alry company. This organization will
be primarily a social body entirely
apart from any of military connection,
but drilled to ultimate perfection in
cavalry maneuvers and available. In
case of need, for the country's defense.
One of the amusing features of the
revival of the sport Is the manner lu
Western League Season Reasonably
Favorable, Says President.
OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 29. The West
ern League baseball season closed with
Sunday's games, the pennant going to
Sioux City by an easy margin, the
percentage of that team being .636.
Denver was second w ith .571. St Joseph
a close third with .549. Des Moines,
Lincoln, Omaha, Topeka and Wichita
finished in the order named. '
President O'Rourkc, of the Omaha
club, said tonight that the season had
been a reasonably favorable one and
all that had been expected.
Sioux City Is preparing a post-season
series with an American Association
Army-Navy Game May Be History.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29. Because of
the failure of the West Point and An
napolis football managements to agree
on cities for the Army and Navy foot
ball game. Secretary Garrison today
recommended to the West Point author
ities that the game be abandoned permanently.
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