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TITEv .MOKNTTfO . OREGOXIATT, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1914.
DEAL FOR CLUB AT
SALT LAKE CLOSED
Baum and Berry Meet Backers
of Team, See Park Sites
i and Prepare to Leave.
CASH READY FOR LEAGUE
Members of Franchise - Committee
Are Enthusiastic OTer- Outlook
and President Predicts Success
for Jfew Aggregation..
' SAIT LAKE CITT. Utah. Doc. 21.
'(Special.) This city is assured of a
berth in the Pacific League as a result
of a meeting held tonight at the Hotel
Utah and the league franchise com
mittee. President Allen T. Baum and
Henry Berry, new owner of the San
Francisco team, will leave for the Coast
tomorrow morning. ,
Both Baum and Berry were enthusi
astic over the success of their visit.
There was no transfer of funds, but the
S3 5.000 was waiting for the Coast
League. Baum and Berry, however, in
sisted that, the local men form their
company and get on a working basis
and then the money can be paid into
the Coast League treasury.
"We have completed our mission,"
said President Baum, after the meet
ing. "We looked at the present ball
park and at two other .locations that
axe available. There is no reason why
Bait Lake City should not have a ball
park to rival any of the other Coast
League teams, but as to what action
the local backers of the new team will
take I am not prepared to say.
"I do not believe there is a question
of doubt about Salt Lake making good.
It is pretty hard to get enthusiastic
over Summer sport when there is snow
on the ground, but we found plenty of
enthusiasm on every hand. There are
enough of loyal fans here and I know
they will support a class AA ball team."
After the meeting the visitors were
entertained at dinner at the hotel and
later attended the Salt Lake Theater as
guests of local fans.
Those present at the meeting were:
Cliff D. Blankenship, who will manage
the Salt Lake team; M. R. Evans,
(ieorge Relf, George Hale, and other
merchants and business men of Salt
i;lliott traded to Oakland
Maler Also Lets Idtschl Go and Ke
ceives ATitze and Hetllng.
LOS ANGELES. Cal., Dee. 21. (Spe
cial.) The largest single baseball deal
of the season here was cinched today
when President Maier, of the Venice
club, announced that he bad traded
Howard Elliott, catcher, and Lou Lit
schl, utility fielder, to Oakland for
Catcher Mitze and Third Baseman H'et
It has been known for some time
that Mitze wanted to get away from
Oakland, but no one here even dreamed
that Maier would let Elliott go short of
a fortune. But with the announcement
that H'ogan was getting back Into
shape to take his regular turn behind
the bat Maier thought he might take
a chance In order to get the heady Oak
backstop. The rest of the deal is con
idered a toss-up.
FEDS PUN LEGAL FIGHT
JOHXSOX CASE) TO GO TO FINAL
COURT. SATS WEEGHMAN.
MAN WHO MAY PURCHASE NEW YORK YANKEES AND
MAKE MATHEWSON MANAGER.
Matter Submitted to Connsel and Star
Will Play With Tfew League or
Hot at All, la Declaration.
' CHICAGO, Deo. 21. Charles Weegh-
rnan, president of the Chicago Federals,
announced today that he had sub
mitted to his counsel the case of
waiter Johnson, star pitcher, who Sat
urday signed up with his old team, the
Washington Americans, after having
recently accepted a contract with the
"Walter Johnson will play with the
Chicago Federals next year or not at
all." said Weeghman. "I have laid th
case before counsel and we will fight
It to the United States Supreme Court
oeiore we win give up. The highest
legal talent in the tfountry has de
clared that our contract with John
son is binding and we will certainly
tuvji yxz it ia me limit or our ability.
OUTLAWS TO INVADE TORONTO
Gilmore Says Team Will Be Pnt in
Canadian City in 1916.
TORONTO, Dec. 21. President James
Gilmore, of the Federal League, paid a
jiumea visu to xoronto this after
noon. Hp f Are lpftvini. t nr, 1 cti .
cago, he said that Toronto would be
s. niemucr oi me f eaerai League cir
cuit in 1916.
"We think it would not be advisabl
to place a team in this citv in I9is
eaid Mr. Gilmore. "Our circuit 13 not
as compact as we desire, however, and
Toronto offers the solution of the dif-
IFederals Seek Sans Ixbert,
CHICAGO, Dec 21. Hans Lobert
third baseman of the Philadelphia Na
tionals, arrived here today from St.
Ixuis and visited the office of James
Gilmore, president of the Federal
J-eague, wnere ne conrerred with of
' ficials of the new League.
It was expected that before the end
of the conference, Lobert would sign
a contract to play with the St. Louis
COLD KEEPS SHOOTERS HOME
Few Out Sunday and Big Christmas
Event Is Set for Tomorrow.
Due to the cold weather of the past
week, few shooters were present at the
merchandise shoot held Sunday at the
Portland Gun Club grounds at Jenne
fetation, only four turkeys were taken
away by the shooters and only about
20 sportsmen were on hand.
Secretary Joseph A. Addleman, of the
club, has announced that 50 large
turkeys, each not weighing less than
3 0 pounds, will be put up for prizes
at the club grounds tomorrow morn
ing. Shooting will begin at 10:30
o'clock. -- All manner of other prizes
have been procured and the event will
be tne annual Christmas day shoot
The secretary has sent out cards ti
all the members asking that they make
tne last orriciai snoot or the year
grand affair by being present. The
snoot 13 open to tne . public.
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COLONEL JACOB RITPPEIt-fc
MATTY-MAY- BE BOSS
Pitcher to Manage Yankees, if
Sold, Is Report.
STORY SEEMS PROBABLE
Ruppert Wants Giants' Twirler and
McGraw Wants Caldwell, Accord
ing to Gossip Trade Is Held
Likely to Result.
Chisty Mathewson as manager of the
New York Yankees in 1915 is not at
all beyond the realm of probability, ac
cording to reports from New York. A
man high in the councils of organized
baseball is said to have given out the
tip that Matty will take charge of the
Highlanders if. they are puchased by
Colonel Jacob Ruppert and Captain T.
L. lLuston, who : are now negotiating
for the purchase of the American
"Manager McGraw. of the Giants.
who lias been in close touch with
Ruppert and Huston throughout- the
contemplated deal, has not as yet com
mitted himself on the probability of
Big Six going over to his' rival in
Gotham," says the New York Sun.
Trade la Possible.
It is known, however, that McGraw
recently said that if the management
of a club outside the National League
was offered to Matty he would not
stand in the star pitcher's way. It is
said also that McGraw is rather sweet
on Ray Caldwell, who deserted Frank
Chance last Summer. As Caldwell Is
not in bad with organized ball and
probably would want to get on with
the Giants, it is figured a trade where
by Matty would go to the Yanks for
Caldwell would not be hard to arrange.
Caldwell is young, while Matty has
about passed the zenith of his power.
even though still reliable. Because of
the favor of youth it is figured that
Caldwell would be no mean bargain
for the grand oldtwirler.
Rappert's Statement Cited.
The report that Ruppert wants Matty
to manage the Yanks is strengthened
by recent telegraphic dispatches sent
out that Ruppert said he would call off
the deal unless he could have a certain
manager whose name was withheld.
To make a trade of Mathewson for
Caldwell it would be necessary for the
National League clubs to waive on the
services of the veteran, and for the
American League to waive CaldwelL It
is thought no difficulties would be en
countered, however, as the two majors
are working harmoniously together.
ICENDALL-DOWNING BOUT DRAW
Fans, However, Hold Portlander
Outpointed in Fast Boise Fight.
BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 21. (Special.)-
Frank Kendall, the .Portland white
hope, and Jim Downing, better known
as Cyclone Burns, of Weiser, both
heavyweights, fought 10 rounds to a
draw here tonight. The battle was one
of the best seen in Southern Idaho for
years, and went a terrific pace.
Although Promoter Nick Collins, who
acted as referee, called it a draw, gen
eral opinion was that Downing was en
titled to a decision - on points. For
eight of 10 rounds he carried the fight
ing to Kendall.
The men weighed In at 190 pounds.
Both did fast foot work and landed
and took smashing punches freely
Clean-break rules governed.
NEW HOCKEY PLAYER ARRIVES
Connie Benson, Former Star at Win
- nipeg-, Joins Uncle Sams.
Connie . Benson, the newest addition
to Portland's professional hockey team.
arrived yesterday and was out with
the team for practice.
Connie hails from Winnipeg, where
he formerly was a star on the Mon-
archs, recognized as the premier ama
teur hockey seven of the world. Last
season Benson pLayed with. the Phoe
nix club, of the Boundary League, a
"Moose" Johnson is not participating
In the practice at the Hippodrome, due
to the soreness of his jaw, which was
broken recently. He Is out on skates
each day, however, and will be In
Saturday's game against Victoria.
BENEFIT BOUTS ARE LIVELY
Money Taken In at Armory to Go to
Swell Muts Christmas Fund.
Although the crowd at the Muts'
smoker, held last night In the armory,
was not as large as was expected, the
Armory Club staged the bouts accord
ing to schedule and some lively goes
Abe Gorden, the 105-pound marvel
and his brother Sammy, the latest ad
dltion of the Gordon . family to - the
squared circle, put up a slashing three
round exhibition. Art Keppinger, of
the Armory Club, and Will Sommers,
also put up a bout that stood the fans
on their toes.
The money taken In will go to swell
the Muts Christmas fund for the poor
SIDELIGHTS AN D SAT I RE
By Rouoe Fanrcett.
WILLIS BRITT always smoked the
longest and blackest cigars In
captivity. One evening during
the period he was managing the great
Stanley Ketchel he and Ketchel were
sitting opposite each other at dinner,
and Willis ordered a long, black one.
When the waiter, brought the cigar
Willis struck a match and started to
"Hold on," exclaimed Ketchel. also
striking a match, "let me light it
I'm nearer to the end than you are."
Two judges and a referee with de
cisions is the new boxing scheme in
vogue at Cleveland.
m- m m
Walter Johnson's return hop to the
American League must have been a sad
Christmas package for Ty Cobb. With
Walter out of the way, Tyrus could
have batted .875 every season.
Don't buy ms Christmas presents, friends,
(Oh hear my humble plea):
For If you buy tof me, oh friends,
I'll have to buy for thee. .
J, P. McEvoy, Chisago Herald.
Ed Kippert, the old Vancouver and
Spokane favorite, is anxious to get
back to the Northwestern League. Kip
is wintering in Seattle. He says he
was hitting around .300 at Montreal
last year until he got stung in the
shoulder with & pitched ball. If Cin
cinnati hadn't grabbed Kippert from
Vancouver last year he would have
been in the Pacific Coast League, be
cause Harry tried to make a deal for
It will be another three years at least
before Gil Dobie will be able to realize
on his pet plan of copping the football
coachship at the University of Minne
sota, his alma mater. Dr. II. L. Will
iams has been granted a new three
years' contract at $4000 per year, but
the same is subject to revocation in
case the plan for athletic expansion
should materialize. Williams has been
coaching at Minnesota since shortly
after Minnehaha's time. Every time
Minnesota has an off season the grad
uates and students get together and
demand a change, but "Doc" still sticks
through thick and thin. Fortunately,
"DocV .finished second . in . the confer
ence this year and they couldn't well
do anything except hire him for a new
Faith in averages is bound to suf
fer now that it has been announced
that Mickey La Longe led the catchers
in the international League in 1914.
The bird who calls up every day to
learn .the results of the Hoppe-Inman
billiard matches ought to consult an
The German navy put up a stubborn
light to prevent the British from con
veying the Davis . tennis cup back to
Australia, but lost to superior num-
It's a long way to Tipperary, but
noi mucn longer than from Los An
geles to Salt Lake n.nri thfn - ta.
land. The Pacific Coast League ought
to grab Duluth and Winnipeg to round
out an eignt-ciuD circuit.
acer. used to room with nnhh rAn.t..
the new president of the Northwestern
xveague. wan ana Bob were members
at the same time of the Brooklyn Na-
IfAn.lln hnrlr In 1 Qfl") Ti ... j . . i ,
" l10 WILL UrDKfl
in at Georgetown University with Art
uoviLii, uuc wmte and that bunch,
and later tried out with the New York
GiantH. TirtH al-nrovo 1-
- j DUJICI U UUQ-
trol - when pitching to the batsmen.
uut utj couian i inrow to the bases.
tie ininxs nis trouble started when he
was pitching against Yale one spring.
ai fanarpe, now coaching at Cornell,
ia.ia aown a Dunt ana. in fielding it.
Biewitt tnrew the ball almost over to
the Canary Islands. After that they
bi 10 jusuing mm ana It worked on
m uiiiia so mat, rmaliy, he had a
regular case of "trernatic neurosis."
whatever that is. Finally he landed at
Tacoma and that finished him.
It often has been said that "golf, is
an old man's game," and a squint over
the British links will prove the case
nowadays. Nearly all the champions
and younger mallet wielders have gone
to the front, where their vocabularies
ought to come in handy moving siege
guns and digging trenches.
Complete stock all sizes clamp skates.
uy Him This Christmas Joy Today
Give that man a pound of Prince Albert for Christmas. Buy it
today and be sure youll have it Give it toim in this corking
fine crystal-glass humidor. It's all ready to put under the tree so
he can pounce on it, easy. Youll only have to write your name on
the tag to get his everlasting appreciation and hell start joyward
with the first pipeful, or the fine-flavored cigarette hell roll with
the national Joy smoke
This P. A. humidor is more
than just a Christmas package
if s a good-will offering two
ways. It shows good will, and
it never fails to get it from the
one remembered. Oh, but if s
a fine package of fine smok
ing, that satisfies the keenest
smokappetite ever ! There's no
tongue torture in P. A. The
burn and sting you think un
avoidable are taken out of P. A.
by a patented process that lets a
man smoke all day and night
with never a regret Just ask
for P. A. in the crystal-glass
humidor at any store that sells
tobacco also in pound and
naif-pound tins, as well as in
the tidy red tin, 10c, and the
toppy red-bag, 5a
R. J. REYNOLDS
Winston-Salem, N. C
LYNCH SEEKS JOB
Chances of Landing. Place in
. Northwestern. Good.
RYAN SURE TO BE TRADED
3IcCredle Says Baddy Was Slower
Last fear and Did Not Flay as
Well as He Should Walla
Walla Backed for' Team.
It has ' been whispered about that
Mike Lynch Is to act as scout on the
Coast for the "Federal League. The
truth is Mike is after an umpiring
berth in the Northwestern circuit.
A Portland man back from the an
nual Northwest meeting- at Seattle, says
Mike's chances appear to be . rosy, be
cause he is close to President Blewett.
Blewett. in. fact, played for Mike when
he was managing -Tacoma a few. years
Now Mike has run his gamut as
manager in the circuit and it's either
get an' umpiring lob or retire to his
fruit ranch .near North Yakima, An
unconditional release was handed to
him by Owner Farr. of Spokane, at the
Seattle meeting, and Mike Immediate
ly began plugging for an arbiter's
Lynch Is a big, burly, bluff fellow,
and ought to prove a whale of an um
pire. It would take more than an ordi
nary crowd to make this red-visaged
Irishman back water.
Local fans well remember how Mike
belched out in front of the bleachers
one afternoon when he was managing
Victoria a couple of years ago, and
challenged first any one man in the
crowd, then two, three, and finally the
entire - assemblage. Despite his bel
ligerency.' however, Mike is extremely
. Whether or not a renewal on his
umpiring contract is to be tendered to
Perle Casey is not Known, uood um
pires are scarce, and President Blewett
may well grab Casey while the grab
bing is good. Perle Is Wintering at his
home in Portland.
"Anything to say on this hunch about
a prospective trade ror ifuaay ttyan
was fired at Walter McCredie yester
"Nope," replied the Portland man
ager. "Nothing except that you have
the right dope. I don't think Ryan will
be back here next year. Buddy is a
dandy fine fellew, but when he came
back from Cleveland last year he
wasn't the same Buddy that burnt up
the Coast League In 1911.
"Buddy hit around .300 all year, but
his legs made him much slower than
of old and he didn't play as much in
side ball as he should have. Buddy
has a lot of good baseball in him yet,
but a change now and then does a ball
player good. '
"Give Buddy a newer pasture and he
would get out and work off that sur
plus weight and then he would be of
major league caliber."
Rube Ellis, Los Angeles outfielder, is
the latest to spring that Federal League
gag in an effort to grab off a good,
contract. Ellis says he is flirting with
the Pittsburg Federals.
As we understand It, the reason the
Pacific Coast League is invading Salt
Lake is because the magnates see
Walter Schmidt, Seal backstop, must
have a barley straw In his esophagus.
Before he signed for 1916 Harry Smith,
of the San Francisco Chronicle, wrote
to him at Calexico and asked about
the Federal rumors.
Schmidt answered in detail, charging
he had been beaten out of three or
four years" salary in the majors, had
received a "raw deal" otherwise, and
vowing he. would quit baseball rather
than play again in Ewing Field.
Tou have doubtless gathered . from
this that Schmidt is nursing a grand
old grouch. But that's nothing new,
for nearly every ballplayer thinks he
ought to be in the major leagues draw
ing about $10,000 a season. When
Schmidt first came West to the Seals
he wasn't a major league ballplayer
and he did not show real major league
Btuff until 1913.
Jimmy Johnston outdrew him In the
drafts last year and this Fall It was
Pete Standridge. Walter is a pleasant,
likeable chap, but he ought to take cod-
liver oil or Christian Science and quit
Spokane Is pulling for Magnate
Barnes to locate his Northwestern
League club in Walla Walla, instead
of Everett. A club at Walla Walla
would help pay for the long jump
across the mountains and would
strengthen Spokane's geographical po
sition in the league.
Barnes gave to Spokane its first
pennant winner in 1S90 and It was 20
years before Harry Ostdiek landed an
other for the Falls City.
If Barnes wants them, there remain
three players from last year's Port
land Colts who were not shifted over
to the local Coast reserve list. They
are Terry McKune, second baseman;
Melchior and Milligan, outfielders. Ter
ry played fine ball for the Nicks last
year, despite his youth.
It is whispered in Seattle that Milli
gan is the only one of the trio that
Barnes will keep on his payroll.
AMATEUR HOCKEY TEAMS MEET
Waverly and I far ri man Clubs to
Play Second League Game Tonight.
Two teams of the Portland Amateur Ice
Hockey League have been seen in action,
and the other two will have a turn to
night, when the Waverly Country Club
sends its squad against the Harriman
Club representatives in the Ice Hippo
drome. The match will start promptly
at 7:45 o'clock. Regular skating will
commence immediately after and last
until 11 o'clock. Only one admission
fee will be charged to See the game
and to skate. More than 400 tickets
already have been sold.
Everything points to a close match.
The Waverly Country Club players
practiced last night and all were in
the best of condition.
Charles Tobin, of the Portland pro
fessional Ice hockey team, the Uncle
Sams, will referee, and W. A. Kearns,
of the league leaders, is slated to offi
ciate as Judge of play.
Columbia Park Wins.
Clearly outplayed In every depart
ment, the East Portland football team
went down to defeat at the hands of
Coach Stubling's Columbia Park eleven,
17 to 6, on the Columbia Park grounds
Sunday. The result of the match
gives to the Park representatives the
undisputed 1914 independent champion
ship of Portland.
Sergeant Roberts and seven patrol
men. Porter. Stark, Stahl. Stran, Lewis,
Calvin and Cartiff, had charge of the
crowd, which was estimated at more
than 2000. one of the largest ever at
an Independent game In the city.
CLUBS MAY DONATE MEN
EACH ASKED TO GIVE PLAYER TO
YANKEES, IS REPORT.
Twentieth aad Marshall.
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Americas League Meeting Discusses
Plan to Strengthen Team to Sell It
to Ruppert, According to Story.
CHICAGO. Dec 21 Officials of the
American League, believed to be on the
verge of closing a deal Involving the
sale of the New York club, made a
great mystery of a meeting today, de
ferring a statement several times and
finally adjourning until tomorrow
without making known the subject of
The meeting was caled by B. B. Johnson,-
presldentoftheleague. and It was
reported that representatives of each
of the clubs were Invited to give one
player to the New York club in order to
interest further Colonel Jacob Ruppert
and T. L, Huston, of New York, pros
Ruppert and Huston are expected to
attend the meeting tomorrow.
B'nal B'rith Team Victor.
The B'nal B'rith basketball team won
a rough game from the Lincoln High
School players last night. 21 to 18. in
the B'nai B'rith squad's gymnasium. So
rough did itget that "Icky" Schilt, for
mer Lincoln High athlete, was removed
from the contest by Referee Borleske.
Schildknecht was the big star for tho
Railsplitters, while Cohn, Weiser and
Schilt featured for the Jewish boys.
Following are the lineups:
Lincoln (18) B, B'. (21
Caesar V. Cohn
Gua Clerin F. parnesa
H. Clerin C. . . . Weiser
Schildknecht Q Schilt
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