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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1915.
WINS GRAND PRIX
Barney Tear$ Past Leaders as
300-Mile Race Is Ending
and Takes Event.
AGED SPECTATOR INJURED
0. X. Prill Steps on Venice Track
and Is Struck try Speeding Car,
A I itch Tears lf ftom His
Body, Hurlin It 0 Feet.
" VENICE, Cal., March 17. Barney Old
fiHj won the St. Patrick's day Brand
T-rix 300. mile race here today. TVilliam
t'arlaon wan second and O. J. Ruckstell
third. Official time wae: Oldfield,
1:34:0s 2-5; Carlson. 4:J4:4 S-5; Ruck
stell. 4:27:27. Of the 19 cars that start
ed 12 finished.
Oldfield. who did not stop once during
the race, was fifth front the 40th to the
t-'d lap. He moved up to fourth at this
point, with Carlson third. Then Dave
and Eddie llearne, who had been
leaders for mile after mile, suffered
engine and tire trouble in the 96th lap.
and Oldfield opened up for the final
sprint. Carlson could not hold htm, and
the veteran took the lead. finishing- the
!7 lap a mere matter of seconds in
front of Carlson, while Ruckstell, a
leader until Lewis overlook him )n the
.;d lap, slid into third place. John
ilarquis was fourth.
Ed Itickenbacher, who jumped out in
front at the start, maintained the lead
lor nearly half the race before he was
ordered out with a burst radiator.
.Marquis figured In the only track ac
cident of the day. J. N. Ortis, aged 72.
si spectator, stepped out upon the course
nil Marquis, tearing along at . more
than 70 miles an hour, could not swerve
his speeding machine entirely out of
the way. The car struck the old man,
severing his left lea and hurling it 60
feet. Iiesplte his injuries surgeons at
the hOHpltul to which he was taken de-
ciared Ortir probably would recover,
pected to turn out for Manager Combs.
Victor Johnson. Lywellyn Sprigps.
Clarence Johnson and Captain M Wyld
are those who made letters in the
track work last season. The distance
men iiave been out " foe some time
working with the cro6s-oountry ath
letes each evening.
EXPrRAXCE HACE RUN IX MCD
severs I Riders Entered in Klamath
KLAMATH FALLS. Or., Mar. 17.
(Special.) The first annual endurance
run of the local branch of the Federa
tion of American Motorcyclists was run
yesterday from here to Malin and re
turn twies. a distance of 132 miles. The
race was won by Claude B. Coon riding
a 1915 Harley Davidson, with a score
of 73 out of a possible 1000.
Owlr.ff to the heavy rains Saturday,
the roads were slippery- with lots of
water still standing, t-ut Coon maae me
double round trip In 329 minutes.
Charles Fauzht. of Bonanza, riding an
Excelsior, won second prize, and Carl
Schubert took third money on an In
dian. Their scores were 739 and. 650,
respectively. Several other riders reg
istered but changed their minds owing
to the condition of the roads.
ALL FILMS DELIGHT
Chaplin Feature, 'In the Park,'
Is at National. .
Up and Down Sport Boulevard
AGGIES HAVE FIXD OX TRACK
Coleman, of Canby, Running Fast
Half Mile on Indoor Track.
OR EGOX AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE,
Corvallis, March 17. (Special.) Strict
secrecy regarding; the performances of
his track men is being- preserved by
Coach Stewart, of the Oregon Agri
cultural College track forces.
A handicap meet and a novice meet
have served to stir interest and have
uncovered some fairly sood men. Next
Saturday an ' inter-company , meet will
he held. Plue. of Rainier, Wash.
straughn. of Pendleton, and Beard of
Astoria. are hurdlers whom "Doc
likes. Damon, of Ferndale, Cal., has
done something better than SO feet in
the broad jump and has been put on
the varsity sound.
Ralph Coleman, of Canby, Is branded
the fiend of the season as far as de
velopments thus far Indicate. This boy
is running the half In about 3:10 on
a hard indoor track. His stride la short
and he Is new at the game, but ha Is
picked by the Beaver coach as a point
getter, and a valuable man as a run-
nine mate to Reynolds.
Ilohgood, two-miler, has. been out ef
a suit for some days with a sore toe
and will not resume training for about
rifIM,IES COCST OS BANCROFT
Moran Reports to Owner That New
In fielder looks Like Star.
SAX FRANCISCO, March 17. (Spe
cial.) Cheater N. Ray, owner of the
I'hilsdelphia Nationals, who is here as
a member of President Tener's party
ticiires the Phillies have picked up s
wonder in Dave Bancroft, the former
Porllander, who is playing short for
the major leairue club.
Must had a letter from Moran." Ray
said today. "He speaks in glowing
terms of Bancroft, and I think we have
located a man who will star for us.
Moran isn't much of a hand to talk,
unless there Is some .excuse for what
he fys. and that makes me feel all the
more confident we have strengthened
"And I want to say something more.
This i.n't the usual Spring time nun
FcTisr. We certainly have a good pitch
iiiK staff and some good catchers. Now
if we have plugged the hole around
second base, you will see the I hillles
up in the race this year.
AGGIES TO PLAY ALL-STARS
Ii ha II Pros-pects Look Brighter as
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE,
Corvallis, March 17. (Special.) Balmy
weather and the approach of regular
Karnes, together with the energizing
presence of Coach Williams, are stim
ulating interest ii baseball at the
Oregon Agricultural College. A ood
siited squad la working out each aft
ernoon on the rough campus diamond
Games will be played on Friday and
Saturday afternoon with "Biddy"
Hi.-Oiep's Willamette Valley All-ttars
Adolph Selberts appeared In a suit
yesterday for the first time this sea
son and started his 1915 career by
laciusr out a single, a double and
tliree-bagger in three chances in the
Varsity-Scrub game. Whether or not
"Ada" will attempt a pitching job In
stead of his old place at second brue Is
pot yet determined.
WEXATCHEE HAS BALL CLUB
Meeting of Xcarby Towns to Be
Called to Prepare Scliedule.
WEXATCHEE, Wash.. March 17.
(Speclnl.) Wenatche is going to have
a good baseball team this year and will
be represented in the North Central
Washington League. At a well-attended
meeting "Monday night the local club
was organized with R. I. Shults presi
dent and Percy Scheble secretary and
treasurer. Recreation Park will be put
in good condition and practice will be
gin Immediately. A practice game will
be clayed Sunday.
A meeting of representatives from
Leavenworth, Cashmere. Monitor and
Wenatchee will be held in the near fu
ture to arrange the schedule and con
sider other matters of importance.
1YASHIXGTOX TRACK FINISHED
Four Letter Athletes to Compete for
School Tnder Coach Veatch.
Work on the running track at the
East Davis and East Twelfth-street
croumls for the Washington High
School athletes will be completed to
day and active turnouts of the track
and field candidates, under the super
vision of Coach Veatch. will be made
later. The baseball diamond will be
constructed Inside the track, according
to present plans.
Jiour monogram athletes are ex-
MAN who knows baseball from the
f inside ssid recently that not only
did he believe that the National League
would stick to the 21-player limit, but
that It was his opinion that eventually
both big leagues would adopt a limit
of 30 or 81 men to a club. At the pres
ent time most of the big-league club
owners can see no profit ahead.
As a real matter of fact, the Giants,
the Pirates and the Cubs are the only
clubs in the National League which
have consistently made money. Boston
had a rood season last year, but it
was only due to the remarkable spurt
of the Braves.
In the American League the Athlet
ics claim to have lost money with i
championship club. They did -not make
2 per cent on their investment in 1913.
Is it to be wondered at that Connie is
getting rid of some of his stars for
The merry little "hold-out" low
Just pencils In a line
To say his salary's too low
, And that be cannot sign.
The eaony little manager
Just grins and seems to think
He'll get the player's autograph
When Summer thaws the ink.
The Vancouver Northwestern club will
have plenty of material from which to
pick a team for the coming season. The
list of men ordered to report for train
ing by Bob Brown follows:
Catchers Cbeek, Brottem, McLain, Hun
ter. Pitchers Reuther, Hunt. Ooty, Osborne,
Northrup. Stallcep. ZwKlta, Brand, Miles,
First base MeCerl. Martin, Christiansen.
Second bsse Bloomer, Grant.
Third base Coleman, Gislason.
ShrtrtstD Hammond. Coen.
Outfielders Brinker, Fappa, Shaw, Wo-
The season Is almost here when 400
pounds of human blubber confides to
you that he used to be a great 100-yard
man and a guy wlrs a figure like a
hairpin and an arm like a piece of
thread tells you that In his youth he
was considered a great boxer by John
"Which is the hardest to learn how to
play, golf or baseball?" asks a non
combatant. The same is about on a par
with that ancient and honorable gag,
"Which would you rather do or go fish
ing?" , The Both to the Big League.
I send you my sons and my favorite ones,
The sons that I love the best; ,
I send them to you when I know tbey are
And ready te meet the test;
I send you my eons, but it isn't a gift!
it's merely a loan, for when
They have served out their day ef "pro-
motion ana pay
They come to my anna again.
For they all come back to their mother.
However the Ole is cast:
They gather the cheers of the radiant years
$ut tna isusn is meir nonie at last.
t reach and enfold them, I make them and
By fields of the East and the West;
And then at the time of their ball-playing
You take tham away from my breast;
You give them acclaim at the height of their
In the glow of their youth but when
They are broken and done and their glory
They come to my arms again.
For they all come back to their mother.
However the die is cast:
They gather the rheers of the radiant years
But the Bush is their bonoe at last.
THE Columbia Park baseball squad
again will be seen in the local field
this season. Charley Moore, the ex-Pa
cific Coast Leaguer, is working out with
the boys and helping them along with a
few pointers. A game is wanted for
Sunday. Call Manager Padden at Co
lumbia 405 after S o clock at nlgnt.
The West End Club defeated the
Portland Heights nine, 7 to 5. Bunched
hits in the seventh inning gave tne
winners five runs. "Tub"' Metzger was
tho whole show for the humbled aggre
gation. McDonald, of the winners, was
invincible after the fifth frame.
Merle Roussellot, former all-star ath-
l.te of the Lincoln High School, who
now attends the University of Wash
ington, played with the varsity in tne
first game of the season against the
Seattle College nine. Roussellot did not
do anything sensational nor did any of
his teammates, for only three hits were
made by the University squad. The Se
attle College won, 7 to 1.
The scheduled wrestling meet be
tween Jefferson High School and the
Lincoln Hlarh for Tuesday afternoon
at Jefferson High did not take place.
Manager Kenln was unable to get tne
Jeffersonlans into proper condition.
Coach Fabre, of the West Siders. will
trv to obtain another meet before the
Manager Rogoway has signed anoth
er veteran xor me ptewsooys oaseoau
squad. This time it Is his 1914 first
baseman, Dave Schneiderman. Marino,
an outrieioer. ana ads i opicn, uuru
baseman, are two otners wno jumped
from the John S. Beall nine to their
old love the Newsboys.
Manager Angelis of the John S. Beall
ball tossers has called for a workout
next Sunday. His players are going
well but he is in need or one good out
fielder and one infielder.
Pendleton to Enter Bowlers'.
PENDLETON. Or.. March 17. (Spe
cial.) This city will send a team of six
bowlers to represent it in the North
west bowling tournament to be held in
Spokane. Those who will make the
trip are Fat JdcDevitt, frea ook. jane
Myers. Loren Hoover, Fred J. McMonies
and Omer Stevens. The team will en
ter the team contests Friday and In t)ie
singles and doubles Saturday. The team
will advertise the fact that It is from
the Round-Up City by wearing the
loudest" shirts ever manufactured.
MAJESTIC BILL BIT DARING
Pictures of Flayed Trip Being Shown
at Star With "Battle of S'.a'es."
Columbia and Sunset Offer
"In the Park" the new Charlie Chap
lin release, is at the National all this
week with other big features, both
comical and highly Interesting.
"The Silent Plea," is a strong' drama
of present-day life, depicting the ap
peal .fo'r the widowed mother's ' allow
ance. Another unusual feature js the
film of the Flavel excursion to meet
the new steamer. Great Northern. This
picture will be shown until Saturday.
Friday and Saturday will see the
first presentation of the noted play,
"The Master Mummer," with Mary
Fuller playing the lead. It is writ
ten by JS. Phillips Oppenheim, Bump
tiously set and splendidly acted.
Other features of the programme
are: Chaplin comedy, "Hearst-Sells
Weekly," "Episode of Abraham Lin
coln" and Tice and Polmatler, musical
specialists. Tonight will be amateur
night In addition to the programme.
The amateur features will be at and
Opening Introductory Offer
FLAVEL TRIP SHOWN AT STAR
'Battle of Sexes" Shows Evil of
Double Standard of Morals.
The thousands of Portland people
who went to Flavel to see the steam
ship Great Northern will see their own
faces on the screen at the Btar Theater
the rest of the week. With hats wav
ing high over their heads and faces
wreathed in smiles, many Portland folk
are recognized. The pictures are excel
lent and are .creating much interest..
One of the most gripping pictures
ever shown on the screen at the .Star
Is "The Battle of the Sexes." It fea
tures a number of Mutual stars, among
them beautiful Lillian Gish.
The film portrays the evils of the ex
isting' double standard of morals for
men and women. A father and husband
goes astray but revolts when he finds
his young daughter apparently follow
ing in his footsteps.
MAJESTIC FEATURE GRIPPING
"Three Weeks" With Bit of Daring
Draws Capacity Houses.
Small wonder it is that the picture at
the Majestic Theater this week is at
tracting capacity houses. In the first
place it is a subject which is bound to
be an attraction because of the book
from which It is picturized.
Elinor Glyn's "Three Weeks" has
created more comment than any book
published in recent years for its bit of
daring. The picture follows the book
in many details.
Almost everyone knows the story of
the unhappy queen who left her orgie
husband and went into the world alone
to seek happiness and rest. "
She was not seeking love, but it came
to her and she could not escape. She
lived three brief weeks of rapture, then
returned to her palace, where she met
her death at the hands of her cruel hug
The picture is a sensation. Its theme
is gripping and holds the interest from
the first to the last.
just to get acquainted, we offer
this handsome golden or fumed,
oak or walnut
We have only five of them and
this special offer is for this week
NO INTEREST. '
We have made special ar
rangements with the factory to
supply a limited number of these
V .52S ?: .' I 11 I l
V .i . 1
$6.50 Down, $1.50 Week.
Trade in your old machine and
get one of the new up-to-date
1915 models; liberal allowance.
Your old records, too; the
ones you do not care for, bring
them in we will exchange for
Schwan Piano Co.
Ill Fourth Street Next to Washington
The Store With an Exchange Record Department
f H la. it
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200 IRK AT REED
Faculty and Students Observe
GIRLS TAKE PART IN TASKS
'FATTY" IS AGAIN AT SUNSET
"Fatty's Chance Acquaintance" Bet
ter Than Preceding'Ones.
"Fatty" Arbuckle, at the Sunset in
rousing comedy for the second time
this week, is the center of a storm of
merriment- "Fatty'a Chance Acquaint
ance is the name or nis comedy, and it
is even funnier than "Fatty's Reckless
Fling," which preceded it earlier in the
A little-known but dramatic side of
newspaper life is shown In "Her Buried
Past," a vivid two-act drama In which
Irene Hunt is starred. It is the story
of a girl reporter, or "sob sister," as a
woman who works on a newspaper is
called, and a woman who had sinned.
'The Walls of Paradise." a sprightly
and entertaining two-act drama, with
plenty of action and plenty of fun to
go with it. portrays the famous Califor
nia oil fields. "The Doctor's Strategy"
is an unusually clever comedy drama,
featuring Virginia Klrtley, of the kind
that makes you chuckle.
Clerk Beaten by Robbers.
Fred Martin, 51. a clerk, reported to
the police Tuesday night that he had
been held up. beaten and robbed of $20
and a gold watch at Kast Third street.
between Stark and Washington streets.
cut on the scalp was treated at the
police emergency hospital.
Alaskan film is thriller
"The Spoilers" Draws Thousands to
- Columbia for Picture.
"The Spoilers," a picturization of
the great story of Alaska by Rex
Beach, is proving a most popular at
traction this week at the Columbia.
Thousands have crowded the house
It is the sort of story that appeals
to the average American, for it is an
argument for fair play. It is a story
of love and hate, of justice and in
justice, of brave men and women who
are striving to carve out their for
tunes from the ice-clad tundras of the
Alaskan coast. It tells of an ambi
tious attempt of a corrupt body of
politiciana to wrest from the miners
of Nome what rightfully belongs to
There are views of the frozen tun
dras. of the cafes and dancehalla, of
miners and dog teams.
William Farnum. popular with the
photo-theater public, and Katblyn
Williams, heroine of wild animal pic
tures, are featured in the cast and
score their greatest success.
GRESHAM PARK PLANNED
Proposal to I se Butte South of Town
N Is Being Considered.
. The residents of Gresham are con
sidering making the summit of a butte
lying directly south of the town into
a public park, uresnam is . mues
from Portland and the summit of '.he
butte, by a windintr road, adds another
George W. Stapleton. Mayor of
Gresham, conceived the idea and con
ferred with many other residents and
the Commercial Club and found that
the suggestion was most favoraoly re
ceived. The view from the proposed
park is a complete panorama and takes
in Milwaukie, the Willamette River.
Portland, St. Johns, St.- Helens, the
Columbia River, Vancouver, Camas, the
Cascade and Coast ranges, lakes, val
leys and the snowcapped peaks.
The road from Gresham station to
the summit is not fit for automobiles
except in good weather, but It is pro
posed to improve It so that it may be
used at any time of the year. The
., t visit that section of, .the county.. i
Dr. Foster in Crew Dragging Logs
From Proposed Swimming Pool.
Where Many Get Icy Ducking.
Trees and Flowers Pianted.
Annual campus day was celebrated
yesterday at Reed College for the third
time and more than 200 students and
members of the faculty participated.
Various committees had charge of the
different jobs about the campus and
the work, planned by the committee
nhn irman was carried out with pre-
ri.inn. Committees were given the
fk of clean inn up around the campus,
pulling weeds on the lawn, planting
flowers and trees, working on the
athletic field and cleaning logs out of
the lake where it is proposed to have
a swimming pool.
The girls worked with quite as much
ardor as the men and, although they
had the lighter jobs, they made up in
speed for what they lackea in muscie.
One group piled and burned the light
brush in the ravine. Another group
nlantferl flowers all over the campus.
and others dug weeds out of the lawns.
The big job of feeding tne nungry
crews was taken care of by another
laree committee of the girls. Among
other supplies consumed were 70 dozen
buns, 40 doen doughnuts, 190 pounds
of roast lamb, 40 quarts of beans and
four boxes of apples and oranges. Miss
Reed was the leader of this committee
and was s:iven an ovation by the stu
dents when she appeared in the dining
room. Improvised songs were sung to
the tune of Tipperary and otner popu
lar airs telling about various features
of the day work.
The crew working on the swimming
pool had plenty of excitement. Sev
eral ; members of this crew wadea
around in mud and water up to tneir
necks fastening ropes to logs in the
lake which were then hauled out and
rolled away. The logs were coaxed to
the edge by workers in canoes, but sev
eral swimmers assisted. Sometimes
the logs bucked and shook their riders
off Into the chilly water. President
Foster was one of the star members
of this crew.
Apples, peaches, cherries, prunes and
pear trees were planted to the number
of 130 at various places on the campus
by another committee.
A group of men worked on the ath
letic field getting it in shape for base
ball. This could not be completed on
account of the rain. The crew started
to skin the diamond but did not get
more than half through with their task.
Some of the other work also was im
peded or stopped by the downfall.
In the evening, after dinner, tlie girts
of the dormitory entertained with
vaudeville stunts in the gymnasium.
A small admission fee was charged and
the proceeds will be applied toward- the
furnishing of the new women's building.
A "THE. tl
PAVING MEASURE HELD UP
Constitutionality of Proposed Ordi
nance to Be Investigated.
A . question of legality yesterday
caused the City Council to postpone
action on Mayor Albee's proposed ordi
nance requiring affidavits with all
preferential paving petitions. City At
torney La Roc he announced that there
might be some question on the con
stitutionallty of the measure and It
was referred to him for investigation
The measure would require every
signer of a preferential petition to
sign an affidavit to the effect that he
or she received nothing for so doing
and signed with a full knowledge of
the contents of the petition. It would
require the person circulating the pe
tition to make affidavit showing the
names of all persons interested di
rectly or indirectly in the circulation
of the petition.
NEW RAIL SERVICE TO OPEN
Through Trains From St. Louis to
California May Help Portland.
Through train service between Si-
Louis and San Francisco will be inaug
urated April 12 and on account of the
California expositions a heavy volume
of traffic in expected by officials of
the so-called Gould roads, which will
handle the business.
W. C. McBride, general agent in
Portland for the Missouri Pacific, Den
ver & Rio Grande and Western Pacific,
over which roads the new trains will
be handled, said yesterday that the new
service doubtless will stimulate travel
not only to California, but Xo Portland
and other parts of the Pacific Coast
Under the prevailing rates psppengers
will be permitted to. visit Portland and
other parts of the Northwest for an
additional charge of 117.50.
Burglars Loot Cattle llork Mere.
CAjjTLli HOCK, Wash.. March 17.
(Special.) llurglars entered the general
merchandise store of lloolh & Lampkin
last night, and helped.' themselves to
various articled, tm-luritng shoes, shirts,
underwear and ro'-wiea.
Here's the Reel
A RUNAWAY SUCCESS!
Nature Planted Right in Our Midst the
World's Greatest Medicine
There's a Lot of Action When S. S. S. Is Used
When March winds and chanceful days
of Spring bring on the pains of rheumatism
tben Is the time to use S. S. S the famous
Rheumatism is usually the effect of some
blood Impurity settling in the joints and
muscles. But beware of pain de&deners
and those drugs that club the stomach and
nerves into brief insensibility. S. S. S. ia
purely a blood remedy with aa actioa that
Bed-ridden rheumatics have recovered as
if by marie. It is a fact that S. S. S.
flushes tbe blood, gives it a line, thorourh
bath. It irrigates every part of tbe body.
Itives freedom to every bone, muscle, liga
ment, tendon, mucous surface and nerve.
And thouith S S. S. is a powerful, searefc
Inr influence, an overwhelrolna enemy to
pain, it is perfectly safe and harmless As
at any drug store for a bottle of . 8. .
and if tbey try to sell yea something alee,
insist upon E. S. 5.
For private personal advice oa srnbkora,
chronic rheumatism write at once te The
Swift Specific Co. Medical Adviser, HT
Swift Bldr.. Atlanta, Ga.
This department fs famous throarhout the
country for its ability to advise in all mas
ters pertaining to blood troubles, and It Is
entirely free. Get a bottle of S. S. . today,
then write for advice.
Albert Frederick Wilson,
N Y. University, writes
this unsolicited letter in
praise of Booth Tarking
ton's new novel, "The Tur
moil": I want to be the first to register my
opinion that Booth Tarkineton's nw
novel. "The Turmoil." U (be bistfest
thing that has been done in fiction
during the laat ten years. First, it ra
an overwhelmingly entertaining- story.
Second, it sets a new standard in the
fine arta of portraying life dramatizing
it into prep talc, throbbing reality in one
are superlatives, but I know of
no other way to vent my enthusiasm.
Then, too, I am a little impatient that
American critics are so slow to rec
ognize that Mr. Tarkington stands head
and shoulders above all contemporary
writers. His technique, his writing
methods, are years in advance of present-day
story-tellers. My. students In
the professional magazine writing
courses give more attention to Tarking
ton than they do to Poe, Hawthorne anJ
De Maupassant heaped together.
"The Turmoil" will stand the test of
a great book. The "Tired Business
Man" will revel in it. The school girl
will find it the most charming love
story she has read in months. The
reader of literary taste has waiting for
him a book of rare strength.
Harper & Brothers
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