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TTTE MORXTXG OltEGONIATf, FTITDAT. DECE3FBER 25, l!t4.
SCORNED BY BAUM
iTitle to ex-Sacramento Play
ers Is Held by League
Alone, Says Its Chief.
SALT LAKE IS PROTECTED
Bnit Would Cost Club Nothing and
ex-Owners Case Involving Men
Would Be Laughed Out of
Court, Is Assertion.
BAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 24. (Spe
cial.) That everything is set for Salt
Lake to step into full partnership with
the Coast League is the word brought
by President Allan T. Baum, who re
turned tonight from the Utah city.
Henry Berry, owner of the Seals, who
made the trip to the new baseball cen
ter with the league executive, went di
rectly to Los Angeles, where he will
visit his family during the holidays.
President. Baum said that there is no
occasion for the Salt Lake people or
any member of the Coast League to
worry In the slightest degree over the
etory that Harry Wolverton and Lloyd
Jacobs are bent on claiming title to
the ballplayers who have been under
reserve to the Sacramento club.
Befpre he left Salt Lake, Baum as
sured the backers of that club that if
there should be a legal battle It will be
fought by the league and not passed up
to the team. He Insists that Wolver
ton and Jacobs haven't a leg to stand
on and says that if the case ever comes
to a test it will be laughed out of the
Decision Many, He Say.
"Wolverton knows," said President
Baum, "and he knows that we know
as well, that he hasn't a chance to
secure possession of these players.
There have been decisions hundreds of
times on this one point, that when a
franchise is forfeited the players revert
to the league or the club which 13 to
"The rules of baseball and the consti
tution provide that when a club falls
to live up to Its contractural obliga
tions and the league fulfils these obli
gations, all right and title to the play
ers revert to the league. Since the
Sacramento franchise was declared for
feited, the title of these players has
been vested in the Pacific Coast League
and no other body."
President Baum said a stock company
Is to be formed at Salt Lake shortly
after the first of the year, at which
time officers will be named and a man
ager chosen. Cliff Blankenshlp Is de
cidedly popular In Salt Lake and there
Is every reason to believe that he will
bave the running of the club.
Knlnlnjc f50,0OO la Planned.
The Salt Lake people are to pay the
Coast League 115,000 for the franchise
and expect to raise something like $50,
000 to build a park and finance the
club. - It Is further agreed that Salt
Lake will guarantee each visiting club
$2000 every week and in return will
obtain the same guarantee around the
It is doubtful whether a ball park
can be built In time for the opening
frame. If not, the old park can be used.
Both Baum and Berry Inspected the
old grounds and say they will do until
the new quarters can be provided.
"The old grounds are far better than
you would Imagine,' explained Presi
dent Baum. "Here in the Coast League
we are spoiled, as our parks are ex
tremely high-class. The chief trouble
with the old grounds In Salt Lake is
the nearness of the plate to the grand
etannd." M.XGOTN HIGH BEATS PIRATES
School Basketball Squad Also De
feats Christian Church Quintet.
Another victory was credited to the
Lincoln High School basketball team
by Its defeat of the Pirates. 64 to 24. In
the school gymnasium yesterday morn
ing. McAllister and Schildknecht werj
the stars of the game, McAllister at
basketshooting and "the big Alaska
fisherman" at guarding.
The Christian Church quintet, of
Vancouver, Wash., was humbled, 18 to
10, by the West Slders at the trans
Columbia town Monday night. Man
ager Leighton Steele, of Lincoln, has
procured a game with the Stevenson
(Wash.) High School to be played at
Stevenson, January 1. 1015. Holmes
Business College has arranged a match
with Coach Borleske's warriors for
next Monday afternoon in the high
school gymnasium. L. M. Hausler Is
captain of the business college aggre
gation. Captain Lillard. of the Hallsplitters,
may not be able to play this season.
He has not been out with the squad
for two weeks, and Coach Borleske Is
beginning to worry as to whether or
not the captain will be ready to start
the official Portland Interscholastio
League basketball schedule. The team
lined up yesterday as follows: Mc
Allister and Caesar, forwards; Gus
Clerin. center; Hans Schildknecht and
Hugh Clerin, guards. .
SOCCER. TEAMS TO MEET TODAY
Multnomah Club and Beaver Elevens
to Play Only League Match.
The only match of the Portland Soc
cer Football Association scheduled for
today will be played between the Mult
nomah Club eleven and the Beavers, on
the Multnomah Field, starting at 10:45
o'clock this morning. This will be the
first meeting of the two aggregations,
although the Beavers are charged with
one defeat and the Multnomah Club
bas two setbacks in as many starts.
' Both squads seem, evenly matched
and each has been obtaining the serv
ices of some of the best high school
talent In the city. Lowell Paget, one
of the best fullbacks In the inter
echolastlc league, is doing valiant duty
for Manager John D. Dwyer and his
Multnomah Club representatives.
Manager Foster will pick his Beav
ers from Captain Pasquill, Mansley,
Young, Haefllng, West, Rennle, Ora
!hatn. Caughy, Stevenson, Jones. James.
Baron and Cables. The Multnomah
Club will have Manager Dwyer, Paget,
liackle, Wright, Morris. Conway. Mac
Kenzle. Donard, Leonard, Shevlen and
G. Gray in the lineup. Sam Duncan
will referee and C. Clarence Liklns will
be a linesman.
Bits of Sport.
Emilio Palmero, the Cuban pitcher.
no was a memoer or the New York
Giants and the Toronto International
ists last season, twirled a no-hit contest
against the Fe Club in Havana, Cuba,
recently. Palmero whiffed 12, but two
passes and a wild pitch netted the
Fe Club one score. Havana won the
match, 7 to 1.
"Father, what is Winter baseball?"
"Winter baseball, Ignatz, is that
played by the magnates. In contradis
tinction to that played by the players;
and, while the pajers, as a rule, slay
to the crowd, the magnates play only
to the grandstand."
Trouble with the Western Skating
Association, which has resulted in prac
tically open revolt, will likely bring all
the roller skaters in the country under
the, wing of the International Skating
Union, according to Allan L Blanchard,
president of the International Union.
Eddie Collins In undeniably a great
batsman, but his record would be a
poor one If he had to face Walter John
son daily. For eight years, Collins has
been batting against the Washington
phenom, and during that time he has
been at bat 113 times and made IS hits
for the grand average of .144. One day
some years ago Collins hit a home run
and a single off Johnson and then
went along for almost a year before he
connected safely with the pellet. His
record against Johnson Is pretty nearly
the poorest of any hitter in the Ameri
can League, but when It comes to. hit
ting the other pitchers, Collins Is the
Jess Willard has begun to train for
the Johnson bout. He started out by
appearing in a burlesque house in tit.
Louis. Jeffries also trained with the
"merry-merries," if we remember
For a player who has not been on Ice
skates for several years, Richard Wil
der did good work for the Waverly
Country Club hockey team against the
Harriman Club representatives last
Tuesday In the Ice hippodrome. At
times Wilder was outclassed by some of
FORMER BEAVER WHO WILL RETURN TO PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE
BY GRACE OF WALTER M'CREDIE.
ijk - y yJL
BILL LINDSAY, SECURED BY OAKLAND IN TRADE WITH NEW ORLEANS.
the shining lights, but be stuck to his
post and was there when duty called
Tohn Maulbetsch, the all-Amerlcan
halfback from Michigan, is toting a
huge diamond ring. Admiring friends
in Ann Arbor, Mich., where Maulbetsch
lives, presented it to him at the close
of the 1914 season.
Here's something unusual: Rochester
University Is one of the few colleges
of the country where football Is run at
a loss. The total deficit this year was
Swimming meets for the "co-eds" Is
a new fad at Syracuse.
PORTLAND WINS MATCH
SIANITO CLUB, SPOKANE, LOSES RE
Springfield la High In First Event, of
United States Association and
Manhattan Leads In Second.
In the first unofficial reports of the
United States Revolver Association sent
out by Secretary Crabtree, the Port
land Revolver Club Is given credit for
defeating the Manito Club, of Spokane,
1086 to 1082. " The association furnishes
the targets, which as fast as shot are
returned to the secretary's office for
official checking and scoring.
The second match of the interleague
series has the locals making a record
of 1068, but nothing definite has been
received from the Columbus team, the
opponents of Portland. No shooting
will be done In the league this week
because of the holiday vacations. In
the opening match Springfield was
high, with 1124. while Manhattan took
the honors In the second affair by the
The unofficial scores received to date
are as follows:
Myles Etandlsh Springfield 1124
Beverly 967. .Denver ..1054
Seattle 1090. .Shell Mound
Olympic Providence ...... .1096
Boston 1079. -l'oungstown 1041
Columbus et. Louis 1043
Osborn Manhattan 1108
Manito 1083. .Portland ........ .1086
Belleville 969. .Spokane 1114
. ' Match 2.
Dallas Springfield 1111
Tountcstown . .1031. ..Pittsburg
Myles Standlsh .......Denver 1104
Citizens .... ........ .Shell Mound
Beverly 994.. Seattle 1106
Olympic Belleville 976
Boston ...1105.. St. Louis 1079
Chicago Manhattan 1124
Columbus Portland 1008
Osborn ..Spokane 1090
Manito 1065. .Providence 1083
JUXIOB FOOTRALXi GAMES SET
Contests "Are to Be Played Today In
Several Parks in City.
Football games will be played in
parks throughout the city today. Sev
eral Important contests have been
scheduled. In the Portland Junior
Athletic League the South Portland
Junior-Albina game has been changed
to the Sellwood Park for 2 o'clock In
the afternoon instead of 10 A. M., as
was announced yesterday.
Another change made 1 n the sched
ule pertains to the South Portland
Lincoln Park embroglio, slated for
Sunday afternoon. This match will be
payed on the Sellwood Park grounds at
2 o'clock. It was scheduled for Penin
Contests In the Portland Junior Ath
letic League which will be played this
morning are: Lincoln Park against St.
Johns at St. Johns; Northern Hill
versus the Dally News, at St. Johns;
Brooklyn Juniors versus Arleta, at
Anabel; Overlook versus Creston, at
Anabel. and Westover versus the Bear
Cats, on the East Twelfth and East
Davis street grounds. All these matches
are slated for 10 o'clock.
Cousins Drown When Ice Breaks.
KAPOWSIN, Wash., Dec. 24. Frank
and Heinle Johnson, cousins, were
drowned here today, when they broke
through the Ice while skating. Frank
was 30 years old and Heinle 19.
TRADE CULLED OFF
New Orleans Takes Murphy
From Christian for Bill
LETTER TELLS M'CREDIE
Tucson, Ariz., Makes Strong Bid for
Coast League Champions to
Train There Williams Walts
for Word From Farr.
Walt McCredie's contemplated base
ball swap with the Oakland club did
not materialize. After offering to give
Portland Infielder Murphy and' one
other player for Bobby Davis and a
second unnamed Beaver. Manager
Christian, of the Oaks, turned around
and traded Murphy to New Orleans
for Bill Lindsay, former Portland in
fielder. Lindsay was a consistent .300 hitter
out here for a couple of seasons, but
Mac became disgusted with his Dres--den
china physique. His sale to the
Southern League was one of the bomb
shells of the holiday season of 1913.
Lindsay hit about .280 at New
"My agreement with New Orleans
was that he was not to be returned
to this league without my consent,"
remarked Manager Mac yesterday.
"I thought my Oakland deal was
slipping a couple of days ago, when
New Orleans asked this permission. I
gave the word and today a letter came
to hand from Christian saying that
my deal for Murphy was off, as he
had traded him to New Orleans.
"Murphy is a fast youngster, but
too fast for the Infield. I would have
switched him to the gardens."
Lindsay Is to be placed at second
base, with Lltschi on third and Ness
at second, according to Christian's
Lindsay held down third for Port
land, but can play a highly creditable
second base. When Bill Rodgers broke
his ankle In 1911 the team began
slumping something fierce, until Mc
Credie got Lindsay from New Orleans.
Lindsay did good work at second until
Rodgers got back Into the game and
then Mac shifted him to the torrid
It begins to look as If the Portland
Coast champs will train at Tucson,
Ariz., next March. Walter McCredle
received a letter from an official of
the Commercial Club there yesterday
telling him Tucson would make a good
deal with him in the way of accom
modations. "I would like to train there," re
marked Mac, facetiously. "I could
ship my extras down to the border and
save further transportation."
If the Beavers unlimber at Tucson,
Mac will arrange a schedule of games
In the various Imperial Valley towns.
Nick Williams Is still awaiting word
from President Farr, of the Spokane
club, regarding management. They
used to say that Joe Cohn talked too
much when he was boss at Spokane,
but Farr Is about as bad the other
way. He doesn't talk enough for the
good of the game.
George Hlldebrand filched $1000
from the National Commission for
umpiring In four world's series games.
All he did In one game to earn $250
was to call a foul ball down the right
field line. It came so easy that George
lust couldn't hold on to it. .A few
dayB ago he blossomed forth In San
Francisco with a new automobile. Get
that an umpire with an automobile.
Notice of a general bousecleanlng
nas Deen served by the new owner of
the San Francisco Beats. Berry has
dropped hints that Cartwrlght, Tobin,
O'Leary, Mundorff and Leifleld may
not be seen In Seal uniforms next vear.
Leifleld Is In business in St. Louis
and may retire. He still is a eood
pitcher, but probably is trying to stick
tne seals lor a millionaire s salary.
6outhern California colleges have
voted tnat an athlete Is onlv a nro.
fesslonal In the particular sport for
which he receives pay. As a result
quite a number of the football boys
are oui xor cummer Dan Jobs.
Pity the poor ballplayer in the
Northwestern League next year If Bob
by Blewett acts affirmatively upon
umpiring requests that have been filed.
First Mike Lynch stuck his . stormy
petrol thumb Into the pudding and now
comes Ducky Holmes.
Ducky Is the original bad man from
Missouri. He played on thOBe famous
Baltimore Orioles In 1898 with Mc-
Uraw, Jennings et al.. and afterward
drifted all over the country. Four or
five years ago he owned the Sioux
City club and was worth nearly
$100,000, it Is said. He sold out there,
drifted some more, 'dropped money
everywhere, and is now nearly broke
at Glasgow, Mont.
Two or three years ago Ducky man
aged Victoria for a few weeks in the
Fall. Rube Maxmeyer flashed across
the horizon with the Colts that Spring
and was lust going good when Holmes
struck cam;. Rube wu billed to pitch
the opener for the Colts against Vic
toria. "Bunt, you boobs!" was Ducky's terse
command to his Bees.
And bunt they did. Rube had set
the heavy-hitting Vancouvers down
with two hits the week previous, but
by laying the ball down In front of
Rube's feet the Bees bad five runs
across In one Inning. That - beating
started Maxy down the chutes and he
soon passed Into the discard.
Thorn ason, outfielder on the Omaha
club of the Western League, Is to be
one of the new San Francisco stand
ard bearers next year.. On paper he
looks good. Thomason batted .325 and
stole 42 bases.
IV'ltKVX TO BE RE-ELECTED
Tennis Championships Assured to
NEW YORK, Dec 24. Edwin F. Tor
rey, secretary of the United States Na
tional Lawn Tennis Association, an
nounced today that the date for the
annual meeting of the association bad
been set for this city Friday, February
5, beginning at 3 P. M. The official an
nouncement was also made that Robert
D. Wrenn, president of the association,
had reconsidered his determination to
letire from office. His election is con
The faction opposed to Newport as
the place of holding the National cham
pionship tournament expressed the
opinion that the nomination and elec
tion of Wrenn, who Is favorable to
Newport, would mean the continuance
of the tournament at the Casino for
another year at least.
BASKETBALL GAMES SET
WEONAS AND SOLDIERS TO OPEN
PORTLAND LEAGUE SEASON.
Board of Control Schedules First Con
test for January- & Regulations
Governing Teams Drawn 17 p.
The board of control of the Port
land Basketball League bas issued the
1915 schedule, and, according to the
official list, the opening match will be
played January 5 between the Weonaa
and Company M., Twenty-first In
fantry, of Vancouver Barracks. All
the contests will be played on Tues
days, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The board of control, composed of
Robert Kohn, James H. Bach. A. It
(Bert) Allen, Ed Morris, Brother
Fabian and L. A. Spangler, has made
the following regulations:
"Players signed on one team in the
league may not play on any other team
In this circuit. Managers must see that
each player Is a registered amateur,
and must give registration number if
requested by the officials on the night
"No protest other, than on eligibility
of players shall be considered by the
board of control, and In all cases the
referee's decision shall be final. The
board of control shall appoint officials,
select the floors for the various games
and attend to all the detail matters.
"Each manager will be requested to
deposit $10 with the board to insure
the appearance of the team on the
night of the scheduled game. The
money shall be returned at the com
pletion of the season's matches. Should
a squad be unable to play on the
stated night, two days' written request
must be sent to the board of control.
"A club violating this rule forfeits
the $10 and another $10 is necessary to
allow the team in question to re-enter
Twenty-five per cent of the ' gross
receipts is to go to the board of control
after each contest. This amount is
to be used to help defray the expenses
of sending the winning team to the
San Francisco Fair next year. After
the 25 per cent has been delivered the
contesting teams are to receive the rest
of the funds by the 50-60 basis. Teams
must pay their own traveling expenses,
The following referees have been se
lected: Vincent Borleske, Case Camp
bell, Homer Jamison, Charles McKenzle
and Clair McDougal.
The tentative schedule is as follows:
Januarv 5. Weonaa vs. Company M. Twen-
January 7. M. A. A. c. vs. Armory Club.
January 9. Peninsula Club vs. Christian
Brothers' Business College Alumni.
January 12, Weonaa vs. Armory National
January 14. Weonaa vs. Christian Brothers'
Business College Alumni.
January 16. Company M. Twenty-first In
fantry. vs. Multnomah Club.
January 19, Armory Club, National Guard,
vs. Peninsula Club.
January 21, Company M, Twenty-first In
fantry. vs. Christian Brothers' Business Col.
lege Alumni. '
January 23 Weonaa vs. Multnomah Ama
teur Athletic Club.
Januarv 26. Armory Club. National Guard.
vb. CHrlstlan Brothers' Business College
January 28, Company M, Twenty-first In
fantry, vs. Peninsula Club.
January 30. Multnomah Amateur Athletic
Club vs. Christian Brothers' Business Col
February 2, Weonaa vs. Peninsula Club.
February 4, Company -M. Twenty-first In
fantry, vs. Armory Club, national Guard.
February 6, Multnomah Amateur Athletic
Club vs. Peninsula Cluo.
ROUGH HOCKEY IS UNTJER. BAX
Coast League Head Issues Warning
Before Portland-Victoria Game.
At any cost. President Patrick, of the
Pacific Coast Hockey League, is going
to have clean games in the circuit, ac
cording to a letter received by Pete
Muldoon, manager or the Portland
Uncle Sams. "Mickle" Ion and Tom
Phillips were appointed to be the of
ficlals by the president and his orders
said that Victoria and Portland must
avoid rough playing here tomorrow
night in the Ice Hippodrome.
"We have too much at stake to al
low any player or players to jeopardize
the entire success of our business by
rough playing," Mr. Patrick writes,
"The games have been fairly clean to
date and I Intend that they shall re
main so, hence my instructions to the
"It would be too bad if I was forced
as president of this league to suspend
a player, but, believe me, no matter
who the player is, if It's coming to
him. that's what be will get. I really
do not think If every player clearly
understands that deliberate rough
work will be severely punished that
he will be foolish enough to Injure
his team's chances by resorting to It.
"I hope you have no more accidents
and that your team will continue to
play the brand of hockey It Is capable
of. I might close by saying that all
the local critics say Portland is play
ing the best combination on any squad;
in fact, the best combination ever
played In this circuit."
CRYSTAL PALACE TO CLOSE
London's Recreation Ground to Be
Used for Training Forces.
LONDON, Dec. IE. (Correspondence
of the Associated Press.) The Crystal
Palace. London's famous recreation
ground, will be closed to the public
from New Year's day until the end of
the war, in order to supply training
quarters for the soldiers. It is esti
mated that at least 10,000 men will
bunk In the glass exhibition ball.
One effect will be to cause the Eng
lish cup final, which decides the pro
fessional association football cham
pionship and is the most popular sport
ing event In England, with the excep
tion of the Derby race, to be played on
other grounds next Airil.
VICTORY OF BOSTON
IS LAID TO SPIRIT
"Breaks" Decide Ball Games
and Pennant Races, Matty
Says, Citing How.
CREDIT GIVEN STALLINGS
Clarke Griffith Quoted In Showing
Turning Point In Second Game
and Scheme to Have Pitcher
In Form Is Described.
BY" CHRISTY MATHEW80N,
The Giants' Famous pitcher.
NEW YORK, Dec 24. (Special.)
Just the "breaks" decide ball games,
pennant races and world's series. At a
recent gathering of baseball men
Clarke Griffith declared that the Wash
ington Club would have won the pen
nant the year his team made such a
great race except for one break.
"It's all In the spirit," declared
"Griff." "The Boston club won the
world-s series on spirit. A little break
in the last Inning of the second game
was the turning point. To the experi
enced baseball man James was gone in
that Inning. Barry was on base, with
none out, when Schang came up. The
count on the Athletics catcher was
three and two and he struck out on a
"Right afterward Walsh got on base.
If Schang had waited, the bases would
have been full with none out. As it
was, ' Murphy had to hit because the
ump' missed one on him and. put him
In the hole. Maranville ended the game
with his great double play. If the
Athletics had won that game, it would
have changed the spirit of the whole
series. The Athletics were beaten after
Another Case Is Cited.
"We had a game won against the
Athletics in the ninth year my club
made its great spurt until Baker came
to the bat with two out and two and
three on him. He busted the next ball
for a home run and tied the score. We
lost in the eleventh and our streak was
broken, the spirit was changed and we
lost the pennant. I believe we would
have won except for that defeat. If we
ever had got into the world's series
that year we would have won that."
"Griff" is absolutely right, in my
opinion, and the spirit of the Boston
club was due to the magnificent hand
ling of the club by Stallings. He had
his team right.
The night before the opening game
of a world's series is always a tough
one for a player, especially If be has
never been in one before'. Every ball
player Is afraid of being called "yel
low," more afraid of that than anything
else. His one fear is that he will fall
down in a pinch in a world's series and
that the public will never get over it.
Big Strain Is on Pitcher.
The biggest strain as on the pitcher
who is expected to work. I could name
one pitcher who opened a world's se
ries recently who never slept a wink
the night before the first game and
he lost. The ordinary ballplayer doesn't
rest well, as a rule, but the big strain
is on the twirler. The one game may
make or break him.
I was at the Majestic Hotel. In Phila
delphia, where the Boston club was
stopping the night before the opening
game of the world s series. Stallings
was talking to "Dick" Rudolph.
"I don't think I'll work you tomor
row, Dick," he said. "I believe I'll save
you for the Saturday game."
"Whatever you think, George," said
"Go get your regular rest, though,"
suggested Stallings, "because I might
have to put you in if It would save the
Rudolph Goes to Bed,
Rudolph went up to bed.
"Aren't you going to work him.
George?" I asked.
"Wait and see," he replied, with a
The next afternoon Stallings had Ru
dolph and James warming up. Before
the game he called Rudolph aside.
"I've changed my mind, Dick," he
said. "Tve decided to work you today
after all. Go In there and pitch."
What was the result? Stallings sent
a pitcher Into -tHtf box who had en
joyed a good night's sleep, because he
had gone to bed with nothing on his
mind. He had not expected to work the
next day. That is the kind of a man
ager George Stallings is. ,
Boston Wins on Spirit.
The Boston club won on its spirit.
The Braves rode the Athletics all the
way, every man on the team except
Barry and Murphy. Nobody ever says
anything to Barry because of his quiet
manner and his fine tactics. He is a
very high-class fellow.
Two years ago the Washington, club
could beat the Athletics consistently
because GrlffitH's club "rode" Mack's
team. The Detroit club Used to "ride'
the Athletics and beat them. It all
comes down to spirit.
"If the Braves and Athletics were
playing yet," declared Griffith, "I don't
believe Mack s club would have won a
game. The loss of the second game of
the series beat the Athletics. From that
point the Braves were sure they could
win, and they could as often as they
MAGEE GOES TO BRAVES
CASH AND PLAYERS TO BE GIVEN
FOR PHILLIE OUTFIELDER.
Heads of Clubs Fat Thrensh Deals at
New York Meetlnir and Star
Batsman Sign Contract.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 24. Sherwood
R. Magee, the hard-hitting outfielder
of the Philadelphia National League
club, was traded to tjie Boston Na
tionals today for some players and a
cash, payment. The deal was put
through at a meeting held In New York
by W. F. Baker, president of the Phil
adelphla club, and James Gaffney, pres
ldent of the Bostons.
Magee went to New York, and after
the trade was made by the two presi
dents the outfielder signed a two-year
contract with the Boston club.
The amount of cash that figured in
the deal was not announced.
The players the Philadelphia club will
receive from the Boston team will be
selected at a meeting to be held in New
York next Monday by Baker. Gaffney
and Manager Moran, of the Philadelphia
There have been persistent reports In
circulation since the baseball season
closed that Magee would be signed By
the Federal League. Federal League
agents. It is known, have been after
Magee, but he failed to reach an agree
ment with them.
While repairing one of the streets in
Xewburynort. Mass.. the men found rails,
the remains of an old horsecar railway.
They were in Rood condition and about two
11 below. .Las surface.
Christmas Dinner, $1.50
Toko Point Oysters
Broiled Salmon, Bearnalse
Goose Liver Patties, Financiers Larded Tenderloin of Beef, Mushrooms.
Spaghetti a l'ltallenne.
Roast Young Goose with Dressing and Apple Sauce.
Roast Turkey, Cranberry Sauce.
Lettuce. French Dressing.
Baked, Mashed or Steamed Potatoes.
Mince. Apple, Pumpkin Pie.
Tutti Frutti Ice Cream, Assorted
Roquefort, American. Swiss Cheese, Crackers.
AGGIES LINE IS TQPiG
College Prophets Forecast
. Basketball Squad.
SIEBERTS INSPIRES HOPES
Vacancy Caused by Graduation of
Everett May- Only Weak Link in
School's Team Lower Classes
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COIjLEGE,
Corvallis, Dec. 24. (Special.) Basket
ball fans at the Oregon Agricultural
College are busy trying to forecast the
personnel and the fortunes of the Ag
gie squad In this year's conference race.
Stock in basketball was boosted 50 per
cent by the appearance in a suit of Ade
Seiberts, last year a star forward, after
having announced that the stress of
college work would prevent him from
participating in athletics this season.
The return of Sieberts leaves but one
vacancy in last year's lineup that left
at guard by the graduation of Everett
May, now 'assistant to Head Coach
Stewart. It Is to plug this hole that
the entire coaching staff has been bend
ing its efforts.
Second-Strlng Men Oat.
Of the second-string men of last year
who are turning out regularly for prac
tice, Blagg, at center, and Johns and
Jordan, at forward and guard, are
among the best. With the old com
bination of King and Sieberts at for
ward. Mix at center and the veteran
Dewey at guard, either Jordan or Johns
can be filled In at the vacancy opposite
The other lineup, comprising only
men who have had previous training
under the Beaver mentor, places Blagg,
of last year's freshman five, at center,
shifting Mix to guard and leaving the
remainder of the team as before.
Of the veteran interclass performers.
Johns and Jordan, together with Blagg,
are the only men exhibiting any sem
blance of college class. However,
among the freshmen there are a num
ber of men .giving promise of develop
ment. Knoupf From Portland.
The men most noticeable In this list
are Ray, Phillips, Knoupf and Hogan.
Ray is an ex-star of the Roslyn and
Olympla High School teams and is an
ex-teammate of the famous Tony Sav
age, of the University of Washington.
He performs at either guard or forward.
Phillips halls irom Asniand, or, wnere
he was a football, basketball and base
ball man. Knoupf is an ex-star in the
interscholastlc game in Portland and
has been showing occasional flashes of
form. He is best as a guard. Of the
centers entering college with the pres
ent freshman class Hogan, from Bur
bank, Cal., is a man naturally gifted for
A game which should prove a good
drawing card as a pre-season event is
the varsity line-backfleld game, which
will be played off January 8.
The Aggie team will mix with the
alumni quintet on January 9 on the
floor of the new gymnasium. The man
agement is also negotiating for a game
with th8 Purple Giants, of Echo, Or.,
for a pre-season encounter early in the
Sidelights and Satire
By Roaco. Fawcett.
A CHINAMAN shuffled Into the of
fice of the Los Angeles ball
club the other day.
"Chicamagua, Chattanooga, Hoocha-
macooch," said he to President Dar
"Bet he wants to play shortstop for
the Los Angeles ball club." said Dar
mody to his partner, Jake Schaeffer.
"Tell him to go see Walter McCredle.
The supposed applicant for shortstop
Immediately began another tirade of
unintelligible language, and finally
Darmody sent for an Interpreter in
"He wants to lease 20 acres of land
you have charge of to raise garden
truck on It," explained the translator
after a third cloudburst of conversa
tion. Darmody was visibly relieved. The
chink got the lease.
Oysters on the 42-centlmeter shell
ought to be a good substitute for tur
key in the German trenches.
Polo is one . of our most expensive
outdoor Bports, but building ball parks
In the wrong place beats polo. Cal
Ewlng dropped $85,000 on a new park
in the fog belt at San Francisco, and
now It Is to be deserted, and there is
also talk of abandoning the $50,000
outlay at Venice and toting the club
Portland vs. Victoria, B.C.
TOMORROW, 8:30 P. M.
Admission, Including Re-
served Seat, 50c and $1 Seat, $1.50
NOW ON SALE AT
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DROME, Twenty-first and Marshall Sts.
8i30 P. 91.
Wine and Claret.
on Half Shell.
Fried Filet of Bass, Tartar Sauce.
Roast Suckling Pig.
Plum Pudding. Hard Sauce.
back to Vernon. This is one way not
to make money In baseball.
Jack Curley Is on his way to Mexico
to negotiate for a place for his John-son-Wlllard
heavyweight fight in
March. It Is not known just what fac
tion curley will negotiate with, whether
Villa, Car ran za or, Zapata, but we sus
pect it will be Mr. F. Rameup, judg
ing from the Johnson-Moran incident
Curley Insists that Willard Is going
to toss the big smoke Into the dis
card, but somehow he skips lightly
over Willard's past performance eheet. s
Willard is a big, slow, awkward fel
low and if he knew anything about
fighting he might have a chance.
One thing sure, it he can fight like
Curley can chatter, the boxing world
has a treat in store.
Whether Johnson is in shape, we do
not profess to know, but some boxing
fans were joking Bob Armstrong re
cently and Johnson's name waa brought
"They'll lick Arthur the next time
he fights," offered one old-timer. "You
know a fellow can't go the pace in
Paris without losing his speed. You'll
find Jack Johnson as slow as molasses
when he starts against a good man."
Old Bob .listened In respectful
silence, as is his wont, and then he
"Of course, they say that poor Lil'
Artha." has lost his speed because of
the fast pace he has been going In
Paris. Yes. Jack has been going fast
in his racing car. He's no fool, that
fellow. Don t let them tell you that.
I hear a whole lot about what this
white hope and that white hope Is
going to do to Johnson, but as far as
old Bob Armstrong is concerned I'd
rather see them do it than hear them
talk about it, that's all." '
This Willard-Johnson affair ought
to be a great fight right up to the
V. at,!., nlan. , li iiv'r. TiAvlnr finish
fights nowadays is in Belgium.
Cnlf la n n m a vi ' hilt Wtt'll
tnkn our Christmas automobile on
"Arthur Devlin wants a Job manag
ing in the International League. He
says that Cincinnati trouble too much
board of directors was responsioie ior
his failure with Oakland in the Pa
cific Coast League." New York Globe.
Not too much board of directors
too much devilin".
Harry Wolverton's suit against the
Pacific Coaet League for possession of
the Sacramento ballplayers is amusing.
Had Wolverton and Jacobs been able
to pay salaries last Fall there wouldn't
have been any necessity for Cal
1." 1 cr1 , tin Aflfi Inn r.
Wolverton still would have his
franchise and his ball stars, and It
would have saved all this trouble and
expense of shifting over to Salt Lake
City. He hasn't the ghost of a show
to win, but supposing he did. What
would he do with them? He would
be In the same pickle as Ed. Watklns,
the former Tacoma magnate ball
players and no place to use them.
When Watkins sold his Tacoma Club
two years ago the contracting parties
forgot all about big Ben Hunt, who
had been sold In the Fall to Philadel
phia, or some big-league club, on a
Hunt failed to stick and next Spring
he was shipped back to Watkins not
to the Tacoma ball club but to Wat
kins, who had no ball club, but owned
title to Hunt because nobody else
claimed him. Watkins tried for weeks
to peddle Ben and even took a trip .
East, but to no avail. As we recall
It, Ben finally landed with Vancouver.
If Wolverton doesn't look out the
Coast League directors may give him
Ilermiston Hunters Prosecuted.
HERMISTON, Or- Dec. 24. (Special.)
Several arrests and prosecutions for
violations of the game laws have been
made here In the last few days. The
Umatilla project has a great many
game birds and an effort Is being made
to protect them properly. Pheasants,
partridges, grouse and prairie chickens
have been introduced, and the project
also Is becoming a rendezvous for
ducks and geese.
Clamp Pattern All Sizes
We Have Jnst Received a New Lot. Our
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