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TIIE MORXIXG OREGONIA, SATURDAY, : FEBRUARY 19, 191fi.
EAST PRUSSIA HARD
HIT BY INVASIONS
Detailed Estimates Surpass
Guesses Once Believed
Wild and Sensational."
TOTAL ABOVE $375,000.-000
Hundred Millions Voted by Diet Is
Melting Kapidly and Work of
Rehabilitation Has Really
Only Just Begun.
BETKL1N. Jan. 20. (Correspondence of
the Associated Press.) Detailed esti
mates of what East Prussia has suf
fered by the war with its two inva
sions by the Russians have been com
piled, and they surpass even the
guesses that, earlier, were, thought to
be wild and sensational and were dis
counted even by the East Prussians
In the briefest form, the East Prus
sian damage and loss is quoted from
the German statistics as follows:
Kntirelv or partly destroyed. 24 clt
' les. 600 'villages. 300 estates. , 34.000
Plundered. 100,000 residences.
Killed or seriously injured. 2000 civ
Carried off to Russia. 10.700 pcrsns.
Fugitives who had to leave home, 350,
000 to 400.000.
Killed or carried off by Russians,
135 000 horses. 250.000 cattle. 200.000
hogs. 50.000 sheep. 10.000 goats. 600,000
chickens and 50.000 geese.
Not All Due o VnndiJllwm.
The investigators who have compiled
these statistics make It perfectly clear
that "only a portion of, this damage
may be laid directly to the Russians
vandalism." and that part of it !
chargeable to the inevitable ravages
of war. This is particularly true of
that portion of East Prussia, which
was the scef of the first invasion
Practically all are agreed that the
t i rfnrinir the first inva
sion were soldierly and orderly, and
that most of the acts of violence, plun
dering, murder and wilful arson, and
destruction came in the second and
The Russians, It is said, may on their
first invasion have been confident of
eventual . success and may therefore
have desired to spare territory which
they ultimately expected to annex. The
new and relatively inexperienced
troops taking part In the second In
vasion may have been responsible. An
ger and disappointment at setbacks
may have instilled a spirit of blind
revenge. Or. lastly, the Russians may
have thought to Instill fear into the
German forces by their depredations
Total Damage Exceed.. $375,000,000.
The total damage caused, both by
' legitimate war losses and by devasta
tion, the statisticians estimate at
1375 000.000. They place this as the
lowest figure and believe that even
tually It will have to be revised up
ward The $100,000,000 voted' by the
Prussian Diet for the relief of the
i province is melting away fast, and the
work of rehabilitation has really only
lust began. In addition to this sum.
money In large quatitics has been
raised by various communities
throughout Germany for correspond
ing East Prussian districts, which Is
being eaten into rapidly.
Reconstruction work. insofar as
buildings are concerned, can for the
time being go ahead practically only
in the more westerly portions of the
province. In parts along Hhe border
line It will probably be necessary to
wait until after the war before be
ginning permanent work of this
Architect Aiding Restoration.
The province has been divided into
16 districts, presided over by as many
head architects with numerous assist
ants, who are striving to attain the
proper combination of taste and util
ity and are meeting with every co
operation from the inhabitants.
The latter have won the warm ap
proval of the authorities by their al
most universal willingness to proceed
with the agricultural rehabilitation
of the province and its restocking
with cattle before they attack the
problem of permanent homes for them
selves. They may come later.
To meet the lack of farm animals
with which to carry out this agri
cultural rehabilitation, oxen have been
Imported and caprored Russian horses
not available for military uses and
German military horses- unfit for fur
ther service are being used. Particu
larly are efforts being made to re
store the thoroughbred horse-breeding
industry to its former high stan
Baseball, Football, Boxing,
Personal Touches in Sport
JOE CARR, or Minneapolis, and
Waino Kletgnen wrestled for four
hours and ten minutes at Duluth. Minn.,
recently wlhout a single fall. They are
light heavyweights. Both grapplers
were in elegant shape and wriggled
out of strong holds whenever on the
verge of what appeared to be a fall.
Manager Clark Griffith, of the Wash
ington Senators, is rocking the boat
of the Washington crew. Following
the expected shake-up involving First
Baseman Chick Gandil comes the an
nouncement that Second Baseman Mor
gan is not to be carried this season.
Griffith is said to have oltered Mor
gan and Catcher Ainsmith to the
Yankees recently for several players.
In the outfield Jamieson. secured
from Buffalo with Judge and Barber,
drafted from the Winston club of the
North Carolina' League, will probably
Ion J. Cortrlght. a graduate from the
Michigan Agricultural College and
roach of the football team of the Uni
versity of South Dakota in 1914-15.
was recently appointed coach of the
.football eleven which will represent
the University of Cincinnati next sea
son. Cortright will also handle the
basketball Ave and assist in bringing
out a track team. He succeeds George
The Pittsburg National League team
purchased Harry Moran recently from
Pat Powers, representing Harry Sin
clair. Moran played last season with
the Newark Federals. He is a left
"Darkhorse" Newman, the former
Lincoln High ail-around athlete now
at Oregon Agricultural College, has
taken up wrestling along with his
regular college course. He broke Into
the game in a blaze of glory Wednes
day night, when he won his' first bout,
getting decisions ion aggressiveness
over a freshman in the interclass meet.
"Darkhorse" must have chewed his' op
ponent's ear or thought that he was
participating in a greased pig contest
In Southern Oregon similar t,o the one
In which he appeared last Labor day.
Right here It might be appropriate
to tell the tale on Newman once more
"Darkhorse" was in a small town in
Southern Oregon last Summer, and as
he and his pal had been traveling
around the country theywere pretty
well broke. Newman had but one
clean shirt with him, and of course was
"togged up" for the Labor day cele
There happened to be a greased pig
contest on. The porker was to He well
greased and then let loose, and the one
that caught him and held him was to
receive $5. It looked like a lot of
money to Newman and he entered. The
pig was turned loose and charged di
rectly for "Darkhorse," who jumped
on him an tackled him as if he were
a football opponent. He squeezed the
porker so hard that the poor animal
nearly died. . The town marshal de
manded that Newman release it and
they chased the Aggie hero out of town
with a dirty shirt for cruelty to ani
mals. "Darkhorse" says that this was
the, height of hard luck.
It has just leaked out that Dave
Burns, the National amateur champion
wrestler at 145 pounds, which title he
won for the Spokane Amateur Athletic
Club at San Francisco a year ago; gave
Walter Miller, the middleweight cham
pion of the -world, the surprise of his
life in the Snokane Club's gymnasium
just before Walter arrived in Portland
on his way to San t ranxnsco.
Burns had been introduced to Miller,
and the latter asked him to go on the
mat with him for Just a little friendly
bout. Burns consented. It was sup
posed to be only a little friendly affair,
hut tinrfinsr Burns a little tougher than
he expected. Miller started to rough the
ex-Spokane Club's amateur, and found
Burns willing to mix It.
Then the two cut loose and as lar
as the few spectators could tell -used
everything they knew. They wrestled
for 30 minutes and then someone sug
gested that they had gone far enough.
Miller says that Burns is one of the
greatest little fellows he has seen for
m w w
Honey Mellody. the old Chicago
favorite when he made sensational bat
tles as a welterweight, has gathered a
formidable stable of boxers together
in Boston and is thinking of touring
the Eastern and Middle Western states
with them. Honey handles them in
MEET MAY BE IN
IC'B HIPPODROME OFFERED FOR
BIO COLVMBI4 CLASSIC.
Propoaal Made to Cover Surface With
Soil and Staee Indoor Track and
Field Games at Mailt.
Although Columbia University offi
cials ordered a cancellation of the an
nual indoor track and 'field champion
ships a few days ago as a result of
extensive damage to the Columbia
coliseum by the silver thaw, the 13th
annual classic may be held after all.
And guess where? In the huge rink
of the Ice Hippodrome Company at
Twentieth and Marshall streets, of
course. And. if the officials of tbe
two Institutions agree as to the details,
it will be pulled as a night affair. Just
like the, big indoor meets in the East
E. H. Savage, manager of the Ice
Hippodrome Company, is to meet
Father Boland. of Columbia University.
today, it is said, to make some sort
of a proffer for the use of the rink.
Whether Columbia will be agreeable is
The ice surface at the hippodrome is
320 feet long and 85 feet wide, and it
mav be nossible' to hold a 100-yard
straightaway, something that was
lacking at the coliseum. As soon as
the present ice-skating season is over
and the ice has melted. Manager Sav-.
age says' that he could easily fill, earth
in between the pipes and arrange for
a running track. ,
Engineers have been out to the cam
pus making a further examination of
the damage dSne to the coliseum. If
possible, braces will be erected to hold
the roof and the side repaired. From
all indications the extent of the dam
age is- such that the entire building
will have to be torn down, but this
will be done only as a last resort.
The original date for the 13th an
nual indoor classic was set for April 15,
and. should the Portland Ice Hippo
drome be secured, plans , will be made
to hold it on that .date.
FEBRUARY SPORTSMAN IS OUT
Official State Flsli and Game Com
mission Organ Interesting.
The February issue of the Oregon
Sportsman, the of facial organ of v the
State Fish and Game Commission, is
The publication contains 75 pages or
unusually interesting matter to sports
men in "particular-and the public in
general. ' Stories or game protection
and or the interest local organizations
are giving game protection are pub
lished from -all parts of the state, the
stories being the contributions of
deputy game wardens. These com
munications have been lauded because
orthe effective manner in which-they
have brought before the entire state
the- general policy, of the commission
in handling ' its affairs through the
game and fish wardens.
The leading editorial, the contribution
of Carl Shoemaker, State Game Warden,
is an indictment against the reckless
hunter who shoots at moving brush
in the hope that he has killed a deer,
entirely unmindful of what the real
results of such carelessness may be.
Four hunters have been killed, cites
the editorial, in the past season when
their deaths' might have been avoided
with the exercise of a little care.
Several articles on Winter bird feed
ing are contributions to the new issue
of the Sportsman. '..
A complete list of game law viola
tions in the state, tabulated by counties,
the amount of the fines collected and
the -report of the receipts and -expenditures
for the fiscal year ending No
vember 30, 1915, complete. the publica
tion: - '- f "
MAXV WANT TO MEET VICTOR
Wrestlers Hurl Challenges at Winner
.of O'Connell-Miller Match.
Every wrestler In the country seems
to be hurling challenges at the winner
of the O'Cennell-Miller match, which
will be held in Portland on -February
Now comes Jim Londos. the 175
pounder who exhibited his. wares here
last December. He writes in behalf of
Tony AJax. His protege is at present
in Dayton, Wash. Ajax is the grappler
that was to meet O'Connell at Dayton
two weeks ago. The match was called
off because the Portland mat artist was
unable to get'trf the Washington town
on account of the trains being -tied up
by the weather conditions.
Londos also says in the letter that
he would like to meet Polly Grimm
here. " Grirnm weighs 240 pounds and
Ashland to Stop Game Betting.
ASHLAND. Or., Feb. 18. (Special.)
Hereafter rooters will share with
sleuths in plain clothes the privileges
of witnessing athletic events under
high school auspices. Too much en
thusiasm has given rise to some bet
ting on the side, a practice which the
school authorities have determined to
suppress. The Fpeeial officers will be
appointed by the City Council and vio
lator's will be brought before trie
BERRY SAYS SEALS
Magnate: Optimistic Despite
Loss of.Heilmann, Cor
han and Schmidt.
SHORTSTOP IS ONLY WORRY
Club Owner Insists Sepulveda, Bohne
and yVutrey, With Increased
Power on Mound, Will Make
Team 30 Per Cent Better.
Henry Berry is a real optimist. De
spite the losses of Harry Heilmann,
Roy.Corhan and Walter Schmidt all
stars Magnate Berry predicts that
San Francisco's Coast League club will
be 30 per cent stronger this year than
last. . .
Inasmuch as the Seals won the pen-
PLAYER WHO WILL BE USED
. John R. Rossman.
nant last year this virtually is an ad
mission that they will repeat.
"I think we will be about 30 per cent
stronger," said Magnate Berry to a
San Francisco newspaper man the
other day. "I look for Baum to pitch
as good ball as he did last season and
Fanning to improve. Both Brown and
Couch ought to be on the up grade,
and this new man, Robinson, looks to
have the goods. You know we had
Steen' for only a couple of months in
1915. L we have him this season, as
I think we shall, for the full season,
that's going to make a big difference.
And. as I said, we have our eyes on
some other pitchers who will probably
be coming our way."
In proper sequence Barry progressed
to the catchers.
"Louis Sepulveda is a better catcher
today than Walter Schmidt," he said,
"and a lot of the fans are going to
find this out before, the year fs much
older. I hope Schmidt does well with
the Pirates, but I wouldn't have grant
ed him a rise last Spring only that the
public demanded him. Block had a
sore arm, and that ought to come
around in good shape.
"The outfield (here Barry skipped
for the moment) is Just about the same,
and that's strong enough for any club
around the circuit.
"As regards the infield. I'm willing
to admit that the one weak spot that
appears on the surface is' at -short.
Sammy Bohne, so WoJverton tells me,
is to have every chance in the world
to make good, but you "can go and bet
we will be in a position to protect
ourselves if there is any break."
Corhan is one of the best ballplay
ers in the business, and San Francisco
will be extremely fortunate in getting
a new shortstop even approximating
Corhan's value to the ball club.
Schmidt's place behind the pad will
not be felt so deeply, for Sepulveda is
a hefty backstop. Heilmann, of course,
will be badly missed. Harry belted
home a huge total of runs last season
before he was taken sick. Autrey, who
succeeds him, is a clever fielder but a
weak hitter and slow on the paths.
' Walt McCredie received welconfe
news yesterday that his St. Mary's Col
lege phenom, Louis Guisto, intended to
report to the Beavers at Sacramento,
all reports to the contrary notwith
standing. Guisto said as much in a letter to
the sporting editor of The Oregonian.
"Guisto played with Oroville in the
Trolley League for two seasons," said
Manager McCredie yesterday. "Last
Summer he played first base and out
field at Petaluma, Napa. Martinez and
Yreka. He is a corking hitter and I
think will be carried for utility pur
poses if he does not break in regu
larly." Guisto is 22 years old and is' a star
In football and track in addition to,
Allan T. Baum's armual literary ef
fort, the Pacific Coast League schedule,
is to be released around the circuit to
day. The season opens on April 4 with
Portland at San Francisco, Oakland at
Salt Lake, and Vernon at Los Angeles.
AL M'NEIL ' MAY BOX HERE
Fighter Seeks Match at Rose Club
Before Going East.
Al McNeil may be seen in action
against Jimmv Fox or some other good
boy at the Rose City Athletic Club
next month. Portlan'd fans will re
member McNeil as the former feather
weight of the Columbus Club.
Manager Fred T. Merrill received
from Los Angeles. Cal., the following
letter from him yesterday: "I was
talking to. Bud Anderson today and he
was telling me about the Rose City
Athletic Club, so I thought that I would
drop you a line in regards to a bout. 1
. H2.1i ',
leave for New York soon and I would
like very much to box in Portland be
fore I go.
"Tommy McFarland is running a
club down here and Is going to try to
get Jimmy Fox to box me here short
ly. I don't think that there is' much
chance, as he has gone north. I think
that 1 could give him a good go, for I
boxed Johnny Arrousey evenly and he
held Fox to a -draw in Oakland.
"If you could match mo up with some
good featherweight I would appreciate
it very much.
"P trust that this finds you well and
I hope to hear from you soon. I Temain,
(Signed) "ALLEN M'NEIL."
COVELESKIE GOES WEDNESDAY
Ex-Beaver to Go to New Orleans to
Join Cleveland Training Camp.
Stanley Coveleskie will leave Port
land about Wednesday of next week to
report to the Cleveland Americans. He
received notification yesterday to show
up in New Orleans early in March and
expects to start in plenty .of time. His
wife will go to her home.
The Cleveland Indians will do their
Spring conditioning at New Orleans.
LEXTS MEN BACK FRANCHISE
Interest Is Reported High in Entry
Secretary " Wayne F. Lewis, of the
Inter-City Baseball League, accompa
nied by Harvey Newell, one of the own
ers of the Lents franchise, has visited
some of the business men there and
reported that they showed great inter-
BY MULTNOMAH CLUB AGAINST
TONIGHT IN PORTLAND.
est in baseball. The .business men of
that section will hold a meeting at the
fire hall on Main street in Lents Mon
day night. i
President Fred N. Bay will explain
the conditions under which they will
enter the circuit. 1
The business men bf Lents will ap
point their own business manager and
the lumber or the fence of the ball
park has been ordered.
GOLF CLUB NAMES ARCHITECT
Folger Johnson to Design New1 Home
, for Portland Organization.'
Folger Johnson will be architect for
the new home of the Portland Uoir
Club. He was selected at the di
rectors' meeting Tuesday and accepted
Thursday. Secretary Harry H. Pierce
went over the ground with him yes
terday. The club hopes to be in their
new home by June.
They are still usirfg. the temporary
greens. Frank Raley, chairman of the
linance committee, has leftfor the south
for three months and. Sam B. Arch6r
will discharge his duties during his
DAftLAS BEATS . GOLDENDALE
Quintet Is Defeated First Time: hi
Six Years in Fast Game.
DALLAS. Or., Feb. 18. (Special.)
The Dallas Athletic Club quintet
played Goldendale there Tuesday and
Wednesday. In the first game the
score stood 10 to 10 until the last three
minutes of play, when Dallas made
four sensational field baskets, bring
ing the score 18 to 10 in favor of Dal
las when the whistle was blown.
This is the first time Goldendale has
been beaten for six years and the low
est score Dallas has been held to this
season. The score in the second game
was Dallas 18. Goldendale 7.
Indoor'Tennis at Semi-Finals.
NEW YORK. Feb. 18. Dr. William
Rosenbaum and Arthur M. Lpvibond
defeated Wylie C' Grant and G. Carlton
Shafer, twice holders of the title, "in
the National indoor lawntennis cham
pionship tournament today. Score 6-4,
11-9, the winning pair taking its place
in the semi-final round. The semi
finals in singles and doubles will be
Penn State Wrestlers Win.
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 18. The
Pennsylvania State College wrestling
team tonight defeated Princeton, 25 to
7. Pennsylvania State had three clear
falls, two decisions.' and shared in one
draw. Princeton won the 145-pound
event with a fall and secured two
other points by getting a draw in the
Centralian Is in Training.
CENT R ALI A, Wash.. Feb. 18. (Spe
cial.) Young Turkey, a prominent Ccn
tralia lightweight, has left for Port
land to train for his bout here on the
night of February 25 with Joe Benja
min, of Portland. The other main
event of the smoker will bo a six-round
go between Leo Cohen, a local middle
weight, and Ted Derbyshire.
Western League Adopts Schedule.
LINCOLN. Neb.. Feb. 18. Directors of
the Western Baseball League adopted
their 1916 schedule Wednesday night.
The schedule calls for 154 games. The
season opens April 20 with Sioux City
at Lincoln. Omaha at Des Moines, To
peka at St. Joseph and Wichita at
' Tom Longboat Enlists.
. BRANTFORD. Ont.. Feb. , 18. Tom
Longboat, the famous Indian runner,
came to Brantford Thursday and en
listed with the scemt section of ' the
125th battalion. He returned to his
home at Caledonia and will report for
duty in a few days
Corhan to Coach College Nine.
ALBUQUERQUE. N. M., Feb. 18.
Roy Corhan. or the St. Louis Nationals,
signed a contract today to coach the
University or New Mexico baseball
team until his training season opens.
Corhan last eeason was captain of the
San Francisco team of . the Pacific
Gresham Signs Six Players.
William Ross, owner of the Gresham,
Or., baseball team . in the Inter-City
Baseball League, has ' signed Leo
"Frisco" Edwards, catcher; Fred Mc
Kean, first baseman; Jess Stranahan,
second baseman, and Stepp, Groce and
Bogart, outfielders. He says that
Bogart may be used at third base. .
New Circuit Called Eastern League.
BOSTON, Feb. 18. The circuit of 10
professional baseball clubs which is to
take the place or the New England
League and the Eastern Association in
territory formerly occupied by them
has been named the Eastern League.
Miss Gates Wins Tennis Singles.
PINEHURST, N. H.,' Feb. 18. Miss
Eleanor Gates. Nassau Country Club,
won the Washington's birthday tennis
singles for women here today, defeat
ing Miss Alice Blum, South Shore, 6-3,
High School Team, Weakened
by Loss of Three Regulars.
Makes Poor Showing.
CLUB FIVE IS CHANGED
Lineup Switched for Tonight's Big
. Game With Willamette Because
of Rossman's Return and
Dewey's Probable Absence.
Intersrholastic Basketball Standings.
W. U Pet. For. Agst.
Washington High. . . 4 O l.OOO 191 o9
Columbia University 3 O l.OOO 110 p2
IJncohi High i 1 ' J11 'J"
Franklin High 1 1 .000 o!
Jefferson High 1 2 .333 SO Si
James John High.. 1 3 ."0 l l-'J
Hill Mllitarv Acad.. O 1 .000 10 39
Benson Tech 0 2 .00O 36 i7
Portland Academy.. 0 .voo
Columbia University administered an
overwhelming 34-to-6 defeat to the
Jefferson High School basketball team
in the Portland Academv gymnasium
yesterday afternoon. Coacn Homer
Jamison, or the high schoolers, was
torced to start three substitutes be
cause his stars. Williams, Burke and
Maurice, were unable to play.
Williams is just up from a sickbed.
Burke has not been able to get an
Amateur Athletic Union card and
Maurice has quit high school to enter
the' University or Oregon. This was
too big a handicap ror the Jefferson
The first hair ended 20 to 4. and in
the second hair Dick Hastings added
two points for the public school ath
letes by converting rouls, while Colum
bia made five field baskets and con
verted four fouls. Charles Botsford, of
Reed College, refereed. Following are
Columbia (34). Jefferson (6).
Capt. C. Murphy 12) .F .- Fisk
Malone (IS) F (4) Hastings
F. jacobberger (2)..C (2)Prescott
Bloch (2) G CaptKennedy
Allen G Base
Officials Charles Botsford. referee; Con
wav anri Anderson, timers.
Substitutions Nlles for Jacobberger, Foley
for Murpliy. Knapp for Bloch, MurharU
for Fisk, Cameron for Base.
Because of his great success in han
dling the last two games in the Mult
nomah Amateur Athletic Club gymna
sium. Homer Jamison, coach of the
Jefferson High School basketball team,
will handle the Multnomah Club-Willamette
University tussle in the Winged
"M" gymnasium tonight. The contest
will start promptly at 8:30 o'clock. It
will be followed by an informal dance.
Manager Harry Fischer,, of the Port
land squad, has made some changes in
his lineup. John R. Rossman will be
back at forward, and Lawrence Ed
wards has been switched to center.
This last move was done because "Ad
miral" Dewey is out of the city, and it
is not certain whether he will be able
to get back to Portland In time for
the game. In case he should fail to
arrive, Edwards will be called on to
do the jumping tor the quintet.
"We are in the poorest shape of the
season right now," said Manager
Fischer last flight, "and we have a
mighty tough proposition on our
hands in Willamette University. For
some reason or other the Salem squad
always has been able to win from us,
regardless of what kind of a team we
had. Captain Toomey is out to break
this old jinx, and from all acounts the
boys will be full of the 'old fight'
when they trot out on the floor."
By Grantland Kice.
Ode to a Harbinger.
Bluebird. Harbinger of Swat.
Herald of the Two-Base-Hit,
Are you tuning up or not?
Are von preening for your skit?
Wake up take a warm-up fling.
Put a fresh note In your beak;
"What." you say, "ft isn't Spring
Don't the Yanks start South next weekT
Bieblrd, Harbinger of .Ball.
Whv this loafing on the job?
Can't'vou hear the wild fans call
For "another peep at Cobb?
Come, you loafer, lift the lid:
"But." vou answer, in your pique,
"This Is Winter" make up. kid.
Don't the Yanks start South next week?
BROOKLYN'S Florida training quar
ters are in poor condition, and the
palpitant Dodgers have no other spot
selected. The war correspondents that
go with them may have to locate their
dispatches' "Somewhere in the South."
Mr. Rlckard expects 1.1.000 folks to
pay $110,000 to see the Willard-Moran
fight. Yet Charles Dickens was re
ported to be the author of "Great Ex
pectations." What hes become of the old-fashioned
ballplayer who was going to
jump to the Reds unless he gets his
Walter Camp's Return.
"Walter Camp's return to Yale foot
ball is not a matter of "coming back"
so far as the game itself goes. Mr.
Camp has been in active touch with
football ever since he surrendered his
ancient portrolio to Elidom. So he has
never gone away. And, as Hurry-up
Yost says about him "No man in
America has done as much ror rootball
or knows more about the game."
With Walter Camp and John Reed
Kilpatrick in close reach, the Jones
Sweeney combination should have all
the outside aid it will need.
vto the art of boxing advanced?
Have the science and development or
the game been carried along? undouot
edly. most people will say. But 24
years ago John Lawrence Sullivan fell
berore the youth and skiii oi james j.
t nn.,mnA nav that either Willard
or Moran has more or the llorl-hearted
courage, more of the ruggedness or
more of the wallop tnan oia jonn j-
Or that either Willard or Moran had
greater skill and science than Corbett
put upon display over two aecaaes
Tf so. we II be mucn ODiigea to re
ceive proof. s
tt-w TAi.ncmn n1rlra Mnmn t n heat
Wiilard." As we recall it. Jack John
son also picked Jack Johnson to beat
Torn Abont, Etc.
xir xT,.rVi v la tn panose the Na
tional Pastime." Well, why not? The
National . pastime has certainly ex
posed Mr. Murphy in about 10 vulner
able spots the last 10 years.
m m m
t rharing Wphh can eet as much
on the N. P. as the N. P. has ha on
Charles Webb, he will put it out or
business berore April 1.
n.v.j AiicrVit in hA ji first-clAssi Snrlnz.
Johnny Evers looks five years younger
than he looked five years ago, and this
at least is a nuncn.
"By all the laws or chance." said
Johnny, "lightning should pass me by
this ycar. In my. case it has struck,
"Willard to earn ?1T.51'1 in oik
Willard may galber ui-
Ten carloads in!! o' . . tt :
But "earnitm" all t t;i:i l;.il--
Is something else
.We always shrink from putling a
scandal on display, but there an- tunes
when exposure is necessary. A day or
two ago wo dropped Into an indoor
golf emporium and who, or whom, lo
you suppose was in there, ironing mil
the kinks and preparing for a South
ern drive? None other than Sir William
Klem. umpire extraordinary. Mr. Klein
is growing more ardent in his devotion
to the ancient game each passing
month. "Controlling your temper
while you play five shots in a bunker
makes its soft and simple when the
enraged athlete breaks out in the
Spring," he says.
"We have no great young inventors
coming on equal to those produced in
Germany," says a contemporary edi
torially. Evidently the author of these
lines had never been informed that Our
Own John Doyle was the inventor of
golf pool. Any further debate would
be rank and unalloyed piffle.
AMATEUR RULE IS LIGHT
National Association Gives Broad In
terpretation to Ruling.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.. Feb. IS. There
are all kinds, of amateurs, including
the variety defined by the National
Amateur Baseball Association of Amer
ica in its meeting here.
According to the decision of this
body, an amateur is a man who "has
played professional, baseball less than
one year, that being an indication that
he has given up the profession; a be
ginner in professional baseball who
has been -released before June 15, it
being considered unfair to cause him
hardship because he aspires to a pro
fession and has fallen short of the
mark; the so-called semi-pro player,
because that fs not his means of live
rihood. This maftes it easy for the members
of the Inter-City Baseball League and
semi-professional ballplayers through
out Oregon, according to the National
SEALS SEEKING NEW HURLER
Effort Beins Made to Get Becbe,
Baseball Coach at Indiana.
SAX FRANCISCO. Feb. IS. (Special.)
Measures looking toward the
strengthening of the pitching staff of
the San Francisco Seals are evident in
a dispatch received last night from
Bloomington,. Ind.. which told of the
efforts of the local Coast League club to
induce Pitcher Frederick L. Beebe to
resign his position as baseball coach
of Indiana University to join the West
The dispatch reads as follows:
"Bloomington. Ind., Feb. 1". Wires
are being kept hot between here and
San Francisco in an effort to induce
Fred L. Beebe to resign his position as
baseball coach of Indiana University
to pitch for the San Francisco club of
the Pacific Coast League. Beebe, be
fore coming here, pitched for- Chicago,
St. Louis, Philadelphia. Cincinnati and
Buffalo. He has the San Francisco of
fer under consideration."
BASEBALL DRAWING ATHLETES
Basketball Players Desert Gymna
siums for Diamonds.
With good weather, basketball has
been suffering considerably in Portland
the last two days. The first official
baseball practice of the 191B season
was called by Captain Niles, of the
Columbia University, and he had his
athletes working out on the campus
Seven of the 1915 letter men are back
In school already. They are Captain
Niles, Cornelius Murphy, Mike Kloch.
Hugh McKenna, Eugene Murphy and
Claude Riggs and Bert Maloney. The
best prospects in sight for the twirl
ing staff are Bu Sharp and Francis
SKI JUMPING RECORD BROKEN
Ragnar Omtvctit Leaps 102.9 Feet
at Colorado Tournament.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo., Feb. 18.
All ski Jumping records were broken
in the annual mid-Winter ski carnival
here today, by Ragnar Omtvedt. the
Chicago professional, who cleared a
distance of 192.9 feet. The former
world's record was 117 feet, held by
Amble Oinundsen. of the University fki
Club, of Christiania, Norway. Tho pre
vious American record of 169 foot was
held by Omtvedt. The record, it is said,
was made under prescribed tournament
conditions and will stand.
Lars Haugen, of Chippewa Falls,
Wis., won second place in today's car
nival by jumping 184 feet.
Clatskanie to Play at St. Helens.
CLATSKAN1E, Or., Feb. 18. (Spe
cial.) When the Clatskanie High
School basketball team leaves for t.
Helens .Saturday It will, in all prob
ability ,be without the playing serv
ices of John Eilertsen, captain and
star forward. While practicing for the
Astoria game last week Eilertsen was
injured. In honor of past services the
popular captain will make the trip as
substitute. ' Besides Eilertsen the fol
lowing will make the trip to St. Hel
ens: Harry Van and Kenneth McGil
vary, rorwards; Edward Larsen. cen
ter; Dewey Van and Jesse Lewis,
guards; Coach McCord and Herbert
Pythian Convention Postponed.
KENNEWICIC. Wash., Feb. 18.
(Special.) The firth annual convention
or the Knights of Pythias or the 11th
district, which was to have opened
here yesterday, has been indefinitely
postponed because or washouts on the
railroads making it impossible ror the
delegates to arrive in time. At least
150 were expected to attend the meet
ing. Will Stage Water Championships.
NEW YORK, ' Feb. 18. Permission
has been granted by the Amateur Ath
letic Union of the United States to the
Illinois Athletic Club, of Chicago, to
conduct the 1916 junior National indoor
swimming championships, it was an
nounced today. The events will be
contested in that club's tank on March
29 and 30.
Pullman Five Defeats Montana.
PULLMAN, Wash., Feb. 18. Wash
ington State College basketball team
defeated the University of Montana
here last night, 41 to 24. The locals
played a whirlwind game, featured by
accurate basket shooting in the first
half, the score at the end of that period
being 31 to 11. Montana rallied strongly
in the last half.
Exhibition Game Scheduled.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Feb. 18. The New
York Americans and the Pittsburg Na
tionals will play an exhibition game on
June 19, according'to an announcement
made by the local club. '
Soccer Games Are Sought.
Russell Brooks, at Tabor 6731, would
like to arrange games with any team
in the city for the Woodmere soccer
not twice, but a dozen tin
1916 1 should be Immune."
Fate ha been pi.-ltiinv
for so long that the p; qc
must he a bore.
ilri.erc.c: i.'r,; ;
Win iav Ca.::
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EDITOR'S FIRl RETc'RrJtO
Ability r Mar Wii llnn-i s N I'ointrd
Out as .i iiiiK'nl ,u:iinl
rracily of Verbal Irle
pi I ils spouts i:l:lli ;
PI 11 LA DEL PITT. -. VTu. if. li'i'u
Swope, sporting editor of tlm in iii
natl Post, is Mariir.n a drive iixanut.
tho Phils' rih'ht field I cine, lie sent :i
letter to all sporting wrltei it ask ln
what steps .houkl lie taken lo reniovti
"the advantage the Phils enjoy in hav
lng this short fenee."
The inference that tho Phils win
wholesale games tiinuiKh fluke homo
runs is decidedly unfair. Tho present
park has been standing at Lli-oud unit
Huntingdon streets for many years,
and in this time ttie Phils have v on
only ono pennant.
Attackers of our innocent fenen for
get that the l'hils aro manned with
two of the greatest cireuit-llek wal
lopers in the history of ba.selal! in
Messrs. Cravalh and Ludorus. Here tf
Cravath's record In home-run making
since Joining the l'hils: ,
Fenee J-'orty Feet lliirh.
1H12 I 'J
Cravath Jilt 74 llomrrN.
In four straight seasons Cravath has
74 boundary belts to his credit, which,
probably is a major league record.
Many of the leading long-distance ha
ters' of baseball have not made thaC
number of home runs In a career last
ing more than 10 years.
In 19 seasons of major league hal
ting Hans Wagner made 105 homers. It
took Sam Crawford 17 seasons to nuikit
9fi homers. Lajoie has served 20 yearn
in the fast set, but has made ftv.i
fewer homers than Cravath in foui:
But Cravath didn't start to malm
home runs when he wore a Phil uni
form. He was always known as .A
long-distance hitter. In the season of
1911 with .Minneapolis Cravath turned
out 29 home runs. Nobody can blamo
the right-field fenee here for that.
If it Is so easy to hit homers over
the right-field fence here, why w.is it
that from the days of Sam Thompson
in the 'AOs to the. coming of l.udern
In 1910, the Phils never had a man who
hit home runs to any great extent, al
though in this time Ihey had some le
Fence ll Feet lllh.
Lei's see whether it would be fan
to legislate against members of the
Philadelphia team because of n ci-aiuped
playing field. The league const l mi ion
calls for a playing field of al leat
2:l.-i feet. The smallest space in tlm
Phil's outfield is in right field, which
is a distanre of 273 feel from I he home
plate along the foul line to Ihe fence.
This is 38 feet more llian the rule
But it must not he overlooked that
this right field feme Is 40 feel high,
which is as tall as the average tluec
Tliis certainly makes the task harder.
It also must not he overlooked that
many line drive that no oui fielder
could handle and would be home runn
on a lare,c Held hit this high ram
part and rebound so quickly (hat Inc.
batsman is held lo first base.
CHANCE TO WFAR I SI-IAN ;URI
Icticc Under Cup lun-nilcd t
Soften Blow by Pitched Bull.
I.OS ANGELES. 1'Vb. 1 S. Specla I )
When Prank Chance goes to the plaje
this season he "111 wear more than a
There will he a hit of extra up
holstering on his head. He has placed
an order for this It consists of an
elastic band, fashioned so as lo fit Ihe
head. Inside of it is a layer f'f fpoimc.
and this is lined with chamois skin.
He has been "heaned" so often that In
doesn't like the idea. The aforesaid
contrivance Is designed to lessen. Urn
shock of being hit on the head.
Chance used ono of these while wtih
the New York Americans, and it proved
effective. It is his own Idea. The linnd
fits so closely that it can he wont
under the cap.
GOTCI1 NOT V FT IX CONDITION'
Champion Grappler .Us More Tium
(o Prepare for Santel.
l,OS A NO ELKS. Cal.. Feb. Ik - Tlm
wrestling match between Frank io. i,
world's champion heavyweight wres
tler, and Ad Santel. t San Francisco,
has been postponed from February 22,
according to announcement made In to
todav bv Goleh. It was said that.
Gotch was not In rondition and that
his request that he have an additional
ten days tn which to pit pare tor tlm
contest has been agreed in by San
tel. t ' .
The new- date for the match was not
stated by Gotch. who said that a tele
gram received by him merely tald hi
request had been grunted.
FIRST IIOCKI.V Pl.lUOn TIF.D
Portland and Victoria Septets Facli
Score Ono Goal.
The first period of hockey play lit
the game last night, which was played
at the Portland Ico Hippodrome beforo
a largo crowd, resulted In a score of
1 to 1.
Fast skating marked the play, tho
Uncle Sams striving to win the ('1"'".
which would at least clinch a tie for
VANCOUVER. b7C, Feb. 18 The,
first period of the Vancouvcr-Sratllo
hockey match tonight was scoreless.
Dean llexcll Goes to Detroit.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE..
Corvallls, Feb. 18. (Special.) Dean J.
A. Bexell, of the school of commerce of
ttie Oregon Agricultural CoIIckc. left
todav for Detroit. Mich., to attend a
meeting of the National Thrift Com
mission, to which he recently has been
appointed a member by Hie National
Education Association. Dean Bexell
will participate in tho thrift pro
gramme, speaking on the subjtvt
"Thrift in Connection With Banking,
with special attention given college,
and high school banks.
Tennis Tourney Open.
r.OSTO.V. Feb. 18. Three h-trd-fought
matches marked the opening play to
day in the National amateur cham
pionship singles at the Boston Tennis
and Racquet Club. The results: G. A.
Thome, Chicago, defeated M. C. Clark,
Boston: E. W. Mortimer, Tuxedo, de
feated C. Hutchins, lioston: E. N. Cnhot,
Huston, defeated Hewitt Morgan. Hm-vard.