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TIIE 3IORXIXG OREGOXIAN, FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1921
BALL PLOT DEFENSE
COMPI RTFS KISF
Five ex-White Sox Players
TESTIMONY IS VITAL
Statements Made on Witness Stand
Tending to Disprove State's
CHICAGO, July 28. The defense in
the baseball trial rested its case late
The action was taken After five Chi
cago White Sox players, forced by the
law to abandon their team in the east
and journey 900 miles to testify, had
made statements from the witness
stand which tended to disprove some
of the most important points in the
state's evidence against, their ex-team
mates, charged with conspiring to
throw the 1919 . world series to Cincin
nati. Klltbt Session la Held.
Eddie Collins, Ray Schalk, Dick
Kerr, Roy Wilkinson and Manager
William Gleason of the White Sox
testified at a night session of court
that the eeven ex-players on trial
were at Redland field, Cincinnati,
practicing from 10 to 12 o'clock on
the day before the first 1919 world
series game. Bill Burns had testified
that it was on this day and at these
hours that he completed the alleged
deal with the defendants whereby
they were to throw games for $100,
000, receiving $20,000 after each game
Tomorrow the state will begin its
rebuttal testimony with indications
that Judge Friend may order Satur
day and night sessions of court in
the hope of getting the case to the
jury this week or early next week.
The testimony of the players who
are said to have been double-crossed
by the men for whom they were testi
fying was brief, each man being asked
the same questions by the defense,
which had subpoenaed them, thus
forcing them to take part in the trial,
whether they wished to or not.
Manager Gleason Heard.
Manager Gleason said he left Chi
cago with his team Monday night, two
days before the first game.
"We reached Cincinnati about 8
A. M.," he said, "and went to the
Sinton hotel. A little before 10
o'clock the men went to Redland
field for practice. We got back to the
hotel a little before noon."
Gleason said he thought Weaver
was at practice, and was sure Felsch,
Kisberg, Gandil, Williams, Jackson
and Cicotte were there.
"They weren't in the Sinton then at
the hours Burns says he talked with
them?" asked Tom Nash, defense at
torney. "I think not," eaid Gleason.
Schalk said he believed all the de
fendants were at practice, as he had
not missed any of them. Eddie Col
lins, Roy Wilkinson and Dick Kerr
were sure all were present and Col
lins said he and Weaver left the park
together and went to the races that
Schalk Called to Stand.
Schalk was then called as the state
"Did you see some of the defendants
together in a room the evening of the
second game?" asked George Gorman
of the prosecution.
"I did, but 1 can't remember what
room," was the reply. Burns had tes
tified as to another meeting that
All of the players were asked If
they had an opinion as to whether the
defendants played to the best of their
ability, but the state objections to
answers were sustained.
Dick Kerr was indignant over being
called nere lor two minutes of testi
mony. "And I rode 900 miles on the hottest
day of the year to say that," he mut
tered as he walked past the defend
ants without looking at them.
Hefeniie Cloaca lta Case.
The closing of the defense ca.-e was
announced without warning and with
a score of witnesses waiting to testify.
Attorney Henry berger had been try
ing to persuade the state to waive
the calling of a number of character
witnesses for Carl Zork of St. Louis
by admitting that they would have
testified that Zork was an honest,
law-abiding citizen. When the state
refused, Berger suddenly shouted:
"Well, we waive calling these wit
nesses and the defense now rests its
"That's what you wanted to do any
how," shouted Edward Frindiville of
the state. "You thought you would
get us in a trap by having us waiv
these witnesses and then catching us
unprepared to go ahead. Now . w
don't have to start rebuttal until to
Attorneys Begin Arguing.
The attorneys began gesticulat
lng and arguing, but i Judge Friend
suddenly adjourned court. It was the
second time he had adjourned today
to break up an argument. Gorman
and A. M. Frumburg engaged in a
heated argument earlier and Gorman
later apologized ami asked that re
marks he had made be stricken fron
The state refused to say what wit
nesses it would put on tomorrow in
rebuttal, admitting that it. had been
surprised by the defense movs.
Whether the defense will carry out
its plan of putting on the defendants
during rebuttal was not known.
This afternoon the defense pre
sented hotel records to show that
Chick Gandil was not living at the
Warner hotel during the 1919 world
series. Burns testified that he had
conferred with him there.
What the Fans Say.
TJORTLAXD. Or.. July 28. To
I Sporting Editor. Dear Sir:
Q. Who won all those pennants
A. Walt McCredie. the great de
veloper," and the judge.
Q. How did it happen?
A. Charlie Somers was good to them
and gave them players gratis.
Q. When did -Walt and the judge
Quit winning games?
A. When Charlie Somers quit giv
ing them players for nothing.
Q. Did not a great number of play
ers develop under Walt?
A. Practically all developed a de
sire to play somewhere else.
Q. Where did Mac get the players
A. Nearly all were major league
recruits from eastern leagues in need
of seasoning, or major league cast
offs. Q. Why did they afterward make
E good in the majors?
A. If they didn't they'd have to re
' turn to the Portland club for more
Q. What is Walter's secret system
- A. Continued - crabbing;,, biding in
dugout, losing all games.
Q. Where is the team weak?
A. The team is not "weak," it Is
"helpless" in all departments except
A. Not enough getting by the bat
ters to judge.
Q. What is needed to make a good
ball team in the way of players?
A. About 18 major league recruits
and cast-offs to be "developed."
W- wouia a cnange or ownersnip
and management be beneficial?
A. yes, lr accomplisned graauauy,
ay in two or three hours.
SI. J. KANE.
PORTLAND, Or., July 28. L. H
Gregory, , Sporting Editor The Ore-
gonian Dear Sir: In response to
your invitation to Portland baseball
fans to give their views on the base
ball situation, let me say first that
I am as rabid a fan as ever played
hookey to see a game and, like Mr.
Furuset, I do not think that a change
of management would make one bit
of difference in the playing strength
of the team. Of course, a change of
owners and management might fill
the grand stand for awhile, but
who cares whether he stands are
full or not if the team doesn't win?
I fail to see where a new manager
could do more than the present owner
and management are doing. I have
been a student of baseball almost
ever since the Coast league was
formed and have seen them all come
and go. I think that, with one or
two exceptions and save for the
battery men we have as good a
team as any in this league. I nave
seen most of the games played here
this season and I would wager that
if we could have traded battery men
with the visitors we would have won
90 per cent of our games. So I think
the fault lies in our pitching and
catching and with the fans them
selves. Anyone knows who ever played any
ball that the temper of the fans in
the stands has a mighty influence on
a young player. I do not blame the
McCredies for the condition of the
team today. I think the league
directors are to blame, as the team
was wrecked when the franchise was
taken from Portland (in 1918), and I
think any fair-minded man will have
to admit that the McCredies have
tried hard to rebuild the team from
nothing and at a time when it is al
most impossible to go out and buy a
player of AA caliber.
Some fans are crabbing at the sale
of Maisel. Any good judge of ball
players will have to admit that Genin
is a far more valuable man to the
team than Maisel was, and Blue, al
though a far better first baseman
than Poole, was practically useless
to his team, as he was dissatisriea.
here and was bothered with "rheu
matism." What the team needs is
pitchers, and one good catcher, and
the present management will go as
far as anyone else to get them. Just
let the wise ones go get them. The
McCredies will gladly furnish the
So let's quit this foolish knocking
nd get behind and boost. Let every
fan make of himself a committee of
one to help find a few pitchers.
There isn't a team or city in the
league that hasn't at one time or an
other been in the same boat.
MILTON W. PATTERSON.
PORTLAND. Or., July 28. To the
Sporting Editor Dear Sir: New
blood in the ownership !s the only
thing that will ever revive baseball
in Portland. No, I will take that
back. Perhaps if the McCredies
could absolutely guarantee a pennant
winner each season they might stick
and Dull the crowd. I haven't a
thing in the world against eitner
Walter McCredie or the judge, but I
think it is just a case of owning a
franchise too long. DR. TOM ROSS.
TWILIGHT LEACCE TO OPEN"
Two Aberdeen Xines to Play Game
ABERDEEN, Wash.. Jujy 28.
(Special.) The Twilight leaguers
will swing into action Tuesday night
at Stewart field when the Aber
deen city team meets the Aberdeen
stars in the initial game on the
Games will be played at the Cos-
mopolis diamond and at Stewart field.
as it was decided tnat tne expense
necessary to putting the Electric
park field in first-class shape would
be too much of a financial burden
for the league to assume. Four teams
have definitely decided to enter the
league, while the Aberdeen and Ho
quiam Knights of Columbus coun
cils are expected to sign later. The
Aberdeen coast artillery club also
may enter a team. A six weeks'
schedule is planned.
George Duncan Wins at Golf.
BLOOMINGTON. 111., July 28.
George Duncan and Abe Mitchell.
British golf stars, defeated Jock
Hutchison, present world's champion,
and Laurie Ayton of Chicago, 4 up and
3 to play in 36 holes here today. The
defeat of the Americans is attributed
to the Briton's superiority in driv
ing and in approaching dead on the
greens. The scores: Mitchell, 137;
Duncan, 140; Hutchison, 145; Ayton,
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BRITISH TRACK TEAM
GETS TIE IN MEET
Princeton-Cornell and Oxford
FIRST RULING REVERSED
Decision Originally Given Over
seas Entrants Contest Held
at Travers Island, X. Y.
TRAVERS ISLAND. N. Y.. July 28.
The international track meet be
tweelf the Oxford-Cambridge teams
of England and the Princeton-Cornell
teams was officially declared a
tie tonight after a previous official
decision declaring the Britons the
winners had been reversed.
Each team scored five first places.
The. British team took six seconds to
the Americans' five, there being a tie
for second place in the high jump,
making the 11 second places in the
' At a conference of officials aid
team captains following the meet it
was decided England was the winner
in accordance with the rules that ap
plied last week at thj Britons' meet
with Yale and Harvard.
Another Conference Held.
Later, however, at another con
ference. It was brought out that when
arrangements for today's contests
were being made by cable, it was
agreed that t h a rules croveminfr the
Oxford-Princeton meet at the Queens!
club, England, last year, should govr 1
rules second places did not count in
the final score.
The English team had previously
declared their willingness to abide
by this decision, but they were at
first overruled by the officials.
America won the 16-pound shot put,
high jump, 440-yard run, 120-yard
high hurdles, three-mile run, and
England won the 100-yard run, mile
run. hammer throw, broad jump and
Meet Has Sensation.
The sensation of the meet came in
the three-mile event when Foresman
of Princeton, a stripling, ran Sea
grove. England's star distance man,
off his feet, no less than ten times
during the run. Foresman and Sea
grove alternated in the lead. In the
last lap Foresman drew away, to win
by a good margin. In a desperate
effort to overtake the Princeton lad,
Seagrove sprinted the last 50 yards
and collapsed in the arms of a team
Nokes of Oxford set a new inter
national intercollegiate record for the
hammer throw, heaving the ball 160
feet seven inches.
A b rams of Cambridge was the star.
winning the 100-yard run and the
broad jump. - Rudd, captain of the
English team, and 400-meter Olympic
champion, was beaten in the 440
yard run by Stevenson of Princeton.
Excitement la High.
Excitement was highest when the
athletes went to the mark in the last
event, the half-mile, because a vic
tory meant winning of the meet for
either team. Rudd, by winning,
caused a tie in first places and Mil
ligan, who ran second, beat John
son of Princeton, less than six inches.
100-yard run, won by Abrahams, Cam
bridge; Lovejoy, Cornell, second; McKim,
Princeton, third; Rudd, Oxford, fourth.
Time, 10 2-5 seconds. Abrahams won by
a yard. The others were less than a foot
16-pound shot-put, won by Halsey of
Princeton; second, Reese of Oxford; third,
Goodenow of Cornell; fourth, Waterhouse
of Cambridge. Distance, 43 feet 0 inches.
Each competitor was allowed six puts.
440-yard run, won by Stevenson of
Princeton: second, Rudd of Oxford; third,
John of Cornell; fourth, Gregory of Cam
bridge. Time, 49 3-5 seconds.
Mile run. won by Stallard of Cambridge;
second, Irish of Cornell; third, McCul
lough of Princeton; fourth, Kent Hughes
of Oxford. Time, 4:23 4-5.
High jump, won by Stack of Cornell:
second, Brunder of Princeton and Dickin
son of Oxford, tied; Burns of Cambridge,
third; height, 5 feet 8 inches.
120-yard high hurdles, won by Massey
of Princeton; second. Partridge of Cam
bridge. Time, 15 4-5. Dickinson of Oxford
fell at the third hurdle and Trenwin of
Cornell stopped to assist him. Massey won
16-pound hammer throw, won by Nokes
of Oxford: second. Baker of Princeton:
third, AVagar of Cornell: fourth, Burt of
Cambridge. Distance, 100 feet 7 inches, a
new international intercollegiate record.
Three-mile run, won by Foresman of
Princeton; second, Seagrove of Cambridge.
Time, 15 minutes 18 3-5 seconds for Fores
man; Seagrove's time, 15 minutes 20 4-5
Broad jump, won by Abrahams of Cam
bridge, 21 feet 8 inches; Lourie of Prince
ton, second: Ingraham of Oxford, third;
Nicholson of Cornell, fourth.
Half mile run, won by Rudd of Oxford;
THE DAYS OF
Millig&n of Oxford, second: Johnson of
Princeton, third; Carter of Cornell, fourth.
Time. 1:56 4-5.
MOXROE DEFEATS BUD RIDLEY
Los Angeles Featherweight Wins
Fight in Seattle.
SEATTLE. Wash., July 28. (Spe
cial.) Frankie Monroe, Los Angeles
featherweight, won a four-round de
cision over Bud Ridley, Seattle's con
tender for the worlds featherweight
title, here Wednesday night.
Monroe forced the going every
minute of the battle except for a short
period in the fourth canto, when
Ridley tried to stage a last minute
rally in an effort to even up the
battle.. Monroe made Ridley look like
he was tied to a post for three rounds,
making Bud miss repeatedly while he
brought in telling blows to the face
ATHLETICS, TIEERS SPLIT
PHILADELPHIA WINS IX FIRST
GAME, 3 TO 2.
Detroit, However, Takes Second,
9 to 2; Witt's Two-Bagger in
Second Decides Opener.
"PHILADELPHIA, July 28. Phila
delphia and Detroit divided a double
header today, the home team win
ning the first, 3 to 2. and Detroit the
second. 9 to 2. "Witt's two-bagger,
scoring Dugan in the ninth, won the
Heilmann started the fourth inning
of the second game with a home run.
Keefe hit Flagstead, the next bats
man, and after Woodall sacrificed
Sergeant duplicated Heilman's homer.
Cobb reappeared in center field in the
second contest, the manager having
been out of the game since June 30
with an injured knee. Scores:
Detroit 2 10 2Phila 3 8 0
Batteries Middleton, Parks and
Bassler; Rommell and Perkins.
Detroit 9 15 0Phila 2 9 2
Batteries Oldham and Woodall;
Keefe, Freeman and Perkins, Styles.
New York 6, St. Louis 0.
NEW YORK, July 28. The New
York Americans won an easy victory
from St.- Louis today, six to nothing.
Hoyt held St. Louis to four hits,
while the Yankees knocked Davis out
in the third inning, when they scored
four runs on four hits, two bases on
balls and an error.
Manager Huggins of New York
waS put off the coaching lines, fol
lowing an argument with Umpire
St. Louis 0 4 lN'ew York.. . 6 10 0
Batteries Davis, Kolp, Burwell and
Stvereid; Hoyt and Schang.
Cleveland 5, Boston 4.
BOSTON. July 28. Cleveland de
feated Boston today, 5 to 4, when
Graney scored from first base in the
ninth on Smith's single to left.
Menoskey's throw landed near the
pitcher's box and no one was there
to take the ball. Score:
Cleveland.. 5 11 2!Boston 4 12 2
Batteries Bagby and O'Neill; Jones
Washington 8, Chicago 5.
WASHINGTON. D. C, July 28.
Washington took its third straight
game from Chicago today, 8 to 5.
Hodge 'was knocked out of the box
in the first inning and Weinecke also
was hit hard. Shanks and Milan each
made home runs. Score:
Chicago 5 13 0Wash'gfn.. 7 11 3
Batteries Hodge, Weinecke and
Lee; Erickson and Gharrity.
WILLIAMS TO PLAY SHIMIDZU
Longwood Challenge Bowl Play ta
Be Finished Today.
BOSTON, July 2S. R. Norris Will
iams II of Boston, ex-national singles
champion, will meet Zenso Shimidzu,
mem'ber of Japan's Davis cup team,
tomorrow in the final match of the
all-comers' tournament for the Long
wood challenge bowl. The winner
will oppose William M. Johnston of
San Francisco, former national singles
champion, in the challenge round
match Saturday. Williams survived
the semi-final round today through
his straight set victory, 7-5, 6-4, 6-3,
over Wallace J. Bates of t,he Uni
versity of California, and Shimidzu
defeated Wallace F. Johnson of
Philadelphia, 2-6, 6-0, 6-1, 7-5.
William T. Tilden II, defaulted in
the doubles. He has been ordered by
the members of the Davis cup com
mittee to take a rest from tennis.
In a telegram received today, how
ever, Tilden said he would come for
the challenge match Saturday.
FRANK TROEH HITS
Honors Taken at Portland
- Gun "Club Shoot.
PRESTON SMASHES 97
Jess B. Troch Finishes Third With
96 and J. S. Crane Gets
Fourth With 94.
Frank Troeh of Vancouver, Wash.,
and on of the greatest trapshooters
the world has ever seen, is home
again and made his presence known
at the traps of the Portland Gun
club Wednesday, where, with a new
gun he had never used before, he
broke a string of 100 targets straight.
C. B. Preston, president of the Port
land Gun club also stepped out in the
100 event and cracked 97 targets.
Jess B. Troeh, a brother of the fa
mous Frank, finished third with 96
and J. S. Crane came in fourth with
94. A. W. Strowger, the other shoot
er in the squad of five which blazed
away at the 100 targets brought
A string of 50 targets were also
thrown and in this event O. N. Ford,'
manager of the club, hung up a per
fect score. Dr. C. E. Cook, a visitor
from Iowa, who has been on a fishing
trip to British Columbia and dropped
off here for a visit with his old friend.
Ford, was second in the 50 targets,
with only one miss for a 49 score. This
is remarkable shooting, considering
that Dr. Cook was using a borrowed
48 Oat of SO Are Broken.
Jim Reid broke 48 targets out of
50. while E. W. Gibson turned in 46.
Mrs. E. E. Young accounted for 36
targets. This Sunday the Portland
Gun club holds a one-day registered
shoot of 100 targets with the shooters
divided into three classes, a trophy up
for the winner of each class. There
will also be a 25-target handicap, miss
and out and 12 pairs of doubles.
The programmes for the second an
nual Pacific zone handicap, to be held
under the auspices of the Tacoma Gun
club on August 7, 8. 9 and 10 and are
now in the hands of the shooters and
from all Indications it will be one of
the best tournaments of its kind held
this year. The Tacoma Gun club is
well equipped to handle a shoot of
this kind, with its fine shooting
grounds, beautiful clubhouse and four
automatic traps and is able to take
care of any number of shooters. .
Programme Is Arranged.
The programme has been arranged
with a view to finishing each day
events, no matter how many shooters
they have. There will be plenty of
opportunities for all classes of shoot
ers, as they can win any of the tro
phies, whether they shoot for the
price of targets only or in the sweep
stakes. The American Trapshooting
association has provided five beauti
ful gold medals to be won by shoot
ers in the different events. The only
restriction is that they be won by
shooters resident of the Pacitic zone
which is composed of the states of
Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah,
Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Wash
ington and the provinces of Alberta
and British Columbia.
In. connection with the shoot at Ta
coma will be shot what is known as
the Pacific coast special, or shoot for
shooters. This event is patterned after
the famous Yakima 100, which proved
to be such a big drawing card at the
Washington state shoot held at Yak
ima this year. This event will con
sist of 100 targets from 16 yards with
the entrance fee at J50 and the money
to be divided according to the num
ber of entries.
Membership Drive Extended.
ABERDEEN. Wash., July 28.
(Special.) The Grays Harbor Rod
and Gun club membership campaign
has been extended until August 15,
due to revived interest in the or
ganization resulting from announce
ment that a lodge would be estab
lished at Campbell's point on Damon
slough for duck hunters. The driv
so far has brought membership in
the club to approximately 900, offi
cials stated, and it is hoped that the
membership will be raised to 1000
by the time extension.
A'ictoria 7, Tacoma 5.
TACOMA. Wash., July 28. In a
free-hitting contest Victoria defeated
Tacoma again here today, 7 to -5.
Victoria.. 7 11 4i Tacoma... 5 13 0
Batteries Wallace, Hansen and
Rego; Hovey, Robcke and Stevens.
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GIANTS DEFEAT PIRATES
BARSES KXOCKED OUT OF BOX
IX THIRD OAXTO.
Douglas, However, Holds Home
''. Team Safe and Xew York
Takes Game, 6 to 4.
PITTSBURG, July 28. The Giants
staged a batting rally in the ninth
today and defeated Pittsburg, 6 to 4.
The Pirates batted Barnes out of
the box in the third, but Douglas,
who succeeded him, held the home
team safe. Score:
R. H.K.) R. H. E.
New York 6 10 lPittsburg. 4 13 2
Batteries Barnes. Douglass and
Smith; Ulazner and Schmidt.
Brooklyn 3, Chicago 2.
CHICAGO, July 28. Brooklyn made
it three straight from Chicago today
by taking the final game of the series,
3 to 2.
The contest was a pitching duel
between Cheeves and Cadore, the
former having two bad innings, while
his opponent pitched great ball in all
except one inning. Score:
R. H.K. R. H. E.
Brooklyn 3 10 0ChIcago.. 2 7 1
Batteries Cadore and Krueger;
Cheeves and Daly.
St. Louis 9, Philadelphia 0.
ST. LOUIS, July 28. Haines pitched
shutout ball today, allowing Phila
delphia but five hits, and, St. Louis
won, 9 to 0.
Nine bases on balls, issued by
Sedgewlck and G. Smith, accounted
for several of the Cardinal runs.
R. H.E. R. H. E.
Phila o 5 2iSt. Louis. 9 10 1
Batteries Sedgwick, Smith. and
Peters; Haines and Clemons.
Boston 2, Cincinnati 1.
CINCINNATI, July 28. Better base
running by Boston players enabled
that team to win from Cincinnati to
rfav. 2 to 1. Score:
R.H.E.I R. H.E.
Boston... 2 7 OlCincinnati 1 10 0
Batteries Scott, McQuillan and
Gibson; Rixey, Geary and Hargrave.
JACK DEMIPSEY IS CXE-iSY
Champion Waits Restlessly to Hear
What He Is Going to Do.
LOS ANGELES, July 28. Jack
Delnpsey and his trainer and Secre
tary Teddy Hayes were pacing their
rooms and the corridors of their
hotel tonight awaiting a message
from Jack Kearns that they said
had been expected momentarily since
It would, Hayes said, tell them
whether Dempsey should stay here
and make a motion-picture serial, or
leave New York on the first part of
a trip to Europe.
Hayes said the delay was getting
on their nerves, but they . knew
Kearns was doing what he could to
end it and they hoped to hear from
him by morning.
Frank V. Keller Is Dead.
CINCINNATI, July 28. Frank W.
Kelley, 51, sportsman and politician.
was found dead yesterday in his inn
at Plainville, O. Heart disease had
caused death. Kelley for years was
manager of Norman Selby (Kid Mc
Coy). He a.lso managed Denver Ed
Smith, at one time contender for the
William Tilden Withdraws.
BOSTON. July 28. Explaining that
rest was imperative, William T. Til
den II, world tennis singles cham
pion, today wired the . Longwood
Cricket club from Wolfeboro, N. Jf.
his withdrawal from the New Ens
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land sectional doubles championship.
He was to have teamed with R. Xorris
WHEN Multnomah beat the Port
land Athletic club team in a
championship ball game and a riot
call was sent in for the police when
the players met after the game in the
old Louvre on Fourth street?
C. O. o-c.
When we used to catch crawfish in
the springs along the "bottoms"?
, A. F. H.
When U. B. Scott tried to get a
job with the O. R. & N. Co., failing
which he built the famous steamer
Telephone, thereby precipitating a
river rate war? IDuring this war the
O. R. & N. carried passengers on
the Astoria route free and threw in
a buffet lunch).
J. L. L. (Snohomish, Wash.)
When "Whittaker" street in South
Portland was named after "Honest
John" Whiteaker, ' once congressman
from Oregon, the correct spelling of
whose name has been forgotten by
the sign painters? WM. M. G.
When some of us as children fed
the monkeys in the park then occu
pying the block where the Audi
torium now stands? N. A. D.
When Charley Ryan had beautiful
black curly hair all over his head.
When the Willamette river
abounded in fresh-water clams and
Ross island was the nesting place for
thousands of wild pigeons? M. C.
When Senator Albert Abraham of
Roseburg did a one-week engage
ment at John Cort's Standard theater.
First and Madison streets, perform
ing tricks on a high-wheel bicycle?
The city pumping station at the
foot of Lincoln street and the long
trestle leading from Macadam street
to the river? OBSERVER.
When Wilkie Duniway would dis
count Addison Bennett in a. game of
billiards in the old Church building,
Third and Washington? T. E. A.
When Samuels was editor of the
West Shore, published at Second and
Yamhill streets? B. F. D.
When nearly all of Portland turned
out at 1 A. M. to see the old Expo
sition building burn 11 years ago.
J. V. S.
Thf person who remembered the
S. P. & S. depot as standing on the
former site of Slabtown is all wrong.
I lived right there and I didn't live
in Slabtown, which was below Petty
grove street and west of Twelfth.
The lunch that old man Barnes
used to put up at Joe Penny's Gem
for 2-bits, including your, drink?
, OLD TIMER.
This is a column for contributors.
Send in your do you remembers to
the sporting editor.
When you could go to Couch lake,
now the depot grounds, and shoot
wild ducks under an old tree close
to the present intersection of Fourth
and Glisan streets? C. C. OC.
When an average bunch of men
would talk politics around a lunch
table instead of telling lies about
how many miles they get to the
gallon? J- S. V.
When Pantsey Patterson ran a
laundry on the Canyon road? L. 1.
The prestige of Oregonlan Want
Ada has been attained not merely by
The Oregonian's large circulation, but
by the fact that all its readers are
interested in Oregoniaa Want-Ads.
AN K E N Y
Phone Broadway 5711
GAN0ER5 PLAN CRUISE
TRIP TO ROCK ISLAXD WILL BE
Members of Rowing Club Revive
Popular Recreation Stunt of
Several Years Ago.
A two-day canoe trip for members
or the Portland Rowing club and
their friends has been arranged by
Waldo Buckler, chairman of the
canoe committee. The boats will leave
the clubhouse moorings tomorrow
and go to Rock Island, returning Sun
day night. Already 40 canoes have
been listed for the trip and it is ex
pected that many more will be en
tered. The fleet will be divided, the
first group starting tomorrow after
noon and the remainder leaving soon
after. They will camp on the island
A "big dance in honor of the club
members will be held in the island
pavilion Saturday night. Anyone who
hasn't a canoe, but who would like
to attend the dance, can take the cars
to Milwaukie and ferry to the island.
In an effort to renew the same in
terest that prevailed at the club a
few years ago. Buckler and his as
sistants are planning to make these
parties very enjoyable for the mem
bers. Plans for a number of other
similar events are in the making.
The annual rowing club Salem
Portland canoe trip will be hejd
Labor day. This is the biggest cruise
on the programme and a record at
tendance ;s expected. Definite an
nouncement of the plans for this trip
will be made in the near future.
Club to Exchange Privileges.
BEND, Or.. July 28. (Special.)
Relations with other organizations of
the kind in the northwest, which will
permit of an exchange of privileges
for the benefit of visitors, will be
established, if possible, by the Bend
Amateur Athletic club, recently
TlKiater Rates Cut.
NEW YORK. July 28. Fifty pel
cent reduct'ons in t?ie price of tickets
for the new Hippodrome show were
"Caught With the Goods"
We find ourselves near the end
of the season with an overstock on
certain lines so we are offering
some special prices for instance:
Women's Hiking Shoes, army style,
regular $10.00; now $4.75
Sjrnall sizes of Women's Kampit
Riding Breeches, regular $4.00;
Women's Hiking Boots, 12-inch top,
regular $13.50; now $6.75
Pfluegen 80-yard Fly Reels, regu
lar $5.00; now $3.50
8-lb. test Blue Ribbon Leaders,
regular 40c; now 250
$1.50 and $2.00 Enameled Silk
Lines 750 and 900
Backus & Morris
273 Morrison St., Near Fourth.
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