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Pride Had a Fall.
SIM waa tatt, fta4 fair, and twenty,
Hr pees, bad reeks In plenty.
And. Ae dreamed tbla little universe
TVas hero by right of birth.
She was saucy to her mother, ,
Domineered her eMr brother.
And her bearing: indicated
That she thought she owned the earth.
Bat she found herself mistaken.
And her faith, was- rudely shakes,
"When she tried to ride her wheel across
A IKtle etreak of mud.
Aad the -way the wheel Impacted her.
Aad the grouse rose op and smacked her,
Was a caution to this "Boston maid,
"Whs hearted Pilgrim's blood.
OUR "ALL-OREGON" TEAM
"Way Xamei of Certain Valley Col.
lege Footballers Were Omitted
It appears that the choosing of the all
Oregoa football team, as set forth In these
columns, does not altogether please some
of the ambitious young players and their
friends down the Valley, and, according
ly, strictures are used In the local press,
claiming partisanship and undue leaning
towards the home olub. As has already
3eea stated in these columns, the choosing
of a thoroughly representative team,
whether It be all-America, all-West, all
South, or all-Oregon, is simply next to im
possible. The reasons for this are vari
ous. In the first place, there is many a
rattling good halfback who would be a
star on any of the big university elevens,
imt who is playing on some of the minor
college teams west of the Mississippi,
and who never really comes into promi
nence. His brilliant work Is marred by
the weakness of the line in front of him
and consequent inadequate interference.
No Opportunity to Shine.
Neither a Dibble ner a McBride shines
where the opposing guards or tackles are
breaking through aad downing bint in his
tracks. Other positions on the team are
governed ,by a similar set of olroum
etanees. To reiterate the Idea expressed
& few weeks ago, a star on one team might
snake a very poor showing when playing
his position on another team, playing un
der a different system. So there may be
Individual players galore on some of Ore
gon's teams that w ould easily, if they had
the chance, make their mark, and who,
no doubt, have, at times, made brilliant
showings. No detraction is intended
against these players. The team wai
picked on account of general all-around
work, under circumstances, adverse or
otherwise, during the season.
IMaee the review ef the work of the
Valley football college teams, publishes
two or three weeks- ago, further Informa
tion has been received, through corre
spondence from Corvallis and Forest
Grove Since neither of these college teams
was seen in games in Portland last fall,
personal and press reports were the only
bases of information to bo obtained at
the time of writing.
Pacific university's record began with Its
acoendftoam defeating Btehop Saott acad
erajfc a tUs oky, by a score of 5 to 0. Its
first team defeated Portland high school
by a score of 36 to 0. Forest Grove also
defeated McXtnnvitte by a score of 2S to
9. Willamette university, of Salem, defeat,
ed Faetflc university by & score of 34 to
e The team was coached by Arthur Ar
lett, of Oakland, C&l, who has been en
gaged to eeaeh the team next season.
Prominent among P. U.'s players are Cap.
tain Jobs Qeutt, en the line, and Bradley,
Good Showing of Corvallis.
The agricultural college, at Corvallis,
has, eonsMering the rather discouraging
outlook early in the season, made a very
goad showing, clearly outclassing the
other colleges, excepting the champion
Eugene team. With a nucleus of but three
players front the previous year's team to
begin witt, a team was develor6'' from
raw material aad returned veterans from
the Phttipptaes that was a credit to the
school. To the "farm" boys indomitable
spirit, abetted by Sttekney's skinful coach
Ing, may be laid this credit.
Early In the season Willamette univer
sity, of Salem, was defeated by O. A. (X,
bv a seece of 10 te v. Next, Albany college
met defeat, by a score ef 47 to 8. At Cor
vallis, on November IS, O. A. C. met Its
first defeat. It be'ng scared against by ML
A A. C. of this city, by to ft. On Novem
ber X, Chomnwa Indian school was de
feated. IS to 17. and on Thanksgiving day
ugeae defeated O. A. C by a score of &
to -a total of 7C points as against 61
potato by their opponents. Captain Wal
ter Ktgtn and Buroanga, In the line, were,
ooaeataaawe far seed work; Saott, at
.uarterhaek, aad Harding aad Goodrich at
halfback, were conspicuous during the
season. Through graduation, the college
team will lose Walters, Elgin. Gallagher,
Noel and McCaustland, but, notwithstand
ing this drain, the team will again enter
the field, fully determined to uphold its
already high position.
The following names have been sub
mitted for balloting at the election of
directors- for the Multnomah Amateuf
Athletic Club, by the nominating commit
tee: W. M. Cake, ff. F. Clarke, it J
Canning, W. S. Fechelmer, J. B. Glover,
W. H. Grlndstaff, C. I.. Gllllland, El HI
Hamlin, J. D. .Leonard, A. B. McAlpln,
E. L. Powell. E. P. Walte. Of" this num
ber, six will be elected to serve on the
board for a period of two years. The elec
tion will be held soon, and as the selec
tion of a competent board will mean much
at this critical period of the club's history;
a great deal of interest is manifest there
in. Private business at his old home In the
South having a prior claim on Professor
Oviatt's time, that competent physical in
structor found it necessary to resign his
position with the Multnomah club. The
resignation took effect February 1. Pro
fessor Hqbert Krohn, of the Portland Turn
Vereln, was appointed to the vacant posi
tion, and began work on Thursday last.
Professor Ringler, of the Y. M. C. A.,
Is devoting his spare time to preparing his
Junior classes for their fete, or exhibi
tion, which will be held In the gymna
sium on the evening of February 13. Ring
ler's good work in athletics has been rec
ognized by his appointment as physical
Instructor of the Vancouver Athletlo Club,
in succession to Professor Krohn. This
will not Interfere with his present asso
Professional baseball for the coming sea
son Is' still in tho clouds. Strenuous efforts-are
being made to form a. league In
the Northwest, and the membership oi
Portland seems Imperative. Everything
was favorable for a league team in this
city until the question of grounds waa
met, and there the hitch arose. Another
active crusade is being made at present
by Manager "Ted" Sullivan, and it is to
be hoped that his- efforts' to secure suit
able grounds will be successful. Portland
Is ripe for good, professional- ball, and if
a good team should be formed here the
season would be successful financially.
Nothing has been heard this week from
the field trials of the Pacific Kennel
League, held at Bakersfleld, Cal., con-,
cerning- Northern dogs. The Washington
and Oregon canines seemed to be making
sufficient points to warrant their appear
ance in the. semi-finals or finals, but later
in the contest their names did not ap
pear. Whether the work in the warm
climate was toe severe for them, or
whether they were withdrawn from com
petition, has not yet been learned.
A novice handball tournament will be
gin at the courts of the M. A. A. C. on
February 12. As there is a large number
WORLD'S GREATEST GOLFER
Harry Vardon, British champion.
Harry Vardon, whose likeness la presented
herewith. Is probably the champion golfer of
the world, not even excepting young "Tom"
Morris, the Idol of Scotland, and the only man
who ever won the British open championship
three- years in succession. He (Vardon) is the
present champion of Great Britain, and repeat
ed efforts have been made during the last few
years to get him te come to this country to
give exhibitions of his play. It was only re
cently that these efforts were successful, and
now Vardon .has consented" to make a playing
tour of the TJnJted. States. He will play matches,
with all who oppose him, or, when tho profes
sional of a club is not strong- enough, he will
gle exhibitions of his skiH. Much Interest is
manifested among golfers in the forthcoming
tour, which will begin at New York.
Vardon plays a very consistent game, and
has won t2je open championship of Great Britain
three times, first In 1SS6, and then in 160S and
1S09. and is the strongest kind of a favorite
this year. He plays absolutely like a machine,
and seems to be free from all tendency to get
rattled. His leng, straight drives are his mala
Btrength, his short work not being so spectac
ular, though It la at the eame time accurate
ef young- players- practicing regularly for
tho event, an Interesting lot- of contests
Authority oa Physical Development
Says It Is Injurious.
Dr. S. S. Curry, of the Boston school
of expression, the foremost authority on
systematic and artistic physical develop
ment, as- related to expression, blames
football for spoiling the shape of young
men. Hesays that nearly all the posi
tions in which football-players stand- are
abnormal. With the exception of the
running, he asserts, there lakhardly an ex
ercise In the game which, tails for nor
mal action of the agents- of the body.
"The men stand on both feet, with the
feet wide- apart, in mere oneness, so
that when I take up a football-player
to train him Into a true and normal
poise, this animal position has become so
habitual that it is almost impossible to
restore the man to a manly attitude."
Dr. Curry shows an authentic; photo
graph of a football-player, who Is stand
ing more like a eawhorser than a human
being. Again, he says that gridiron players-
"have acquired a low position, of
the chest and a forward action of the
hips", which Is the most ungraceful posi
tion that can be found, and in addition,
constricts the lungs."
"Moreover, the external and superficial
muscles are developed often at the ex
pense of Internal and more- important
muscles. The games are short, and call
for muscular rather than vital force.
Muscular force may be developed" at the
expense of vital force. I have found
that all the football students that I have
taught breathe at the top of tho lungs,
and that front working" so much'- In la
bored movements and leaning over In un
natural attitudes, they have lost the nor
mal breathing, without which, a man, ac
cording to Lennox Brown, "will In a short
tiriie suffer sore throat and acquire many
faults' in the use of the voice.
"The game develops; strength rather
than dexterity; force, but not ease. It
causes labored breathing and labored
muscular action; and the body to be me
chanically propped, and destroys Its nor
mal balance and the sense of stable
WANTS PURE ATHLETICS;
Columbia College Authorities Adopt
Rules Defining Amateurs.
Columbia college, New York, intends to
have its athletes amateur in every sense
of the word, and to have its- athletics coiy
ducted on purely amataur basis. Presi
dent Seth.Low set forth these Ideas in h!s
annual speech to the board of trustees,
and, conforming to them, the faculty com
mittee on athletics has adopted the fol
The student must be atf amateur according
to the definition referred to under article 10
of tho registration blank of Qua committee.
If a candidate- for a dree, he must attend
regularly all the exercises of hlff class, and
pass the required examinations
If a special student, hit must take courses
amounting to not leas than 15 houra per week,
and must regularly attend their exercises He
must have been in the university at least, one
aeademlo year, must have Completed tfie- f ourses
ln which he was registered, and must have
passed the examinations when euch -were given.
In the absence of required examinations he
must file- wlCa the secretary of the facultv
committee on athletics a certificate from the
ofilcer In charge of his course, that he ho sat
isfactorily fulfilled Us requirements.
Auditors are not eligible to- athletic teams.
He must, like other students, maintain a sat
isfactory standing In his class If he falls to
do so in any of his registered or required
courses, on complaint o thft professor In
charge of the work to the faculty committee
on athletics, he will be- warned,, and- If satis
factory Improvement doesr not then ensue,
on a second complaint ot tho professor he will
be withdrawn from all squadsrin training.
Students having conditions from the previous
year are not eligible for any athletic teams.
A student who does not maintain a satisfac
tory standing In one school of the1 university
cannot, by entering another, alter his status
as regards these rules
He must pass each year a- physical examina
tion satisfactory to the director of the gym
nasium, and must fill out and file with" the eec
retary of the comml(tee ltaprescrlbed registra
Students from ether colleges or universities
who have represented these institutions In any
Intercollegiate contest shall not be eligible
to represent Columbia university until they have
been In residence for ax least one aeademlo
No student shall represent Columbia in. in
tercollegiate athletics for a longer period than
four years, or than four years diminished by
the number of years during which he has rep
resented any other college or university.
The foregoing rules, with the exception, ot
No 6, apply to manager? ami assistant man
agers of teams.
Schedules for all games and all arrange-!
meats and obligations in respect to coaches
must receive the approval of the committee
before being consummated.
A similar -approval is required in the case
of every individual intending to represent CP
lumbla university in any single contest.
No athletic association or class of the uni
versity shall enter a team or an individual in
any publlo contest so long as- there is any -outstanding
indebtedness' against tho association,
or athletic interest thus represented.
Amended December1 21, 1800.
The committee, consisting of Professors
J. F. Kemp and F R. Hutton and Dr.
Savage, physical director, further compels
the Intending athlete to answer questions,
affirming property to the truth or the
answers, with proper indorsement by the
manager of the team.
WILL NOT RIDE DEMOCRAT.
Beresfdrd Will Not Allow Tod Sloan
to Bestride Derby Favorite.
Tod Sloan, the Immaculate, irrepressi
ble premier jockey of this country. Is not
to Tide Democrat In the Derby. The news
that Lord William Beresford had decided
to replace him with a jockey of his own
choosing caused a surprise in the Ameri
can turf world when the fact was cabled
from London recently to New York.
"The shock to Sloan," says the Brook
lyn Eagle, "must have been a great onej
for ho coiifidently expected to have his
pick of the Beresford horses, and regarded
himself as an Indispensable adjunct of the
stable. Lord Beresford, up- to the thne of
his racing partnership with Pierre Lorll,
lanT, was of HtSTe Importance in the turf
world. Lorillard, with hls wealth and
horses, has an aversion to the work en
tailed in the management of a large sta
ble, and Beresford, in taking charge otl-
the horses and directing the management,
took a lot of burden off of the master of
Rancorcas. Naturally, -when the successes
of the stable on the race courses waa
credlted to Sloan and John Hugging,
Lord Beresford became disgruntled and
he took the first oportunity to rid himself
"It la related of Sloan that when Beres
ford remarked to him last spring that he
supposed he had been doing a? lot of rid
ing while in America the preceding win
ter, Sloan flippantly replied: 'Oh, yes,
In cabs, at every opportunity.
"The success of John and Lester Relff
and Skeets Martin. In the saddle, also
had much to do with the turning- down
of Sloan, who had become so careless,
believing himself invincible, that he neg
lected to train, and so lost a number of
races, which he should have won, his
bungling finish on Knight of the Thistle,
in the Lincolnshire handicap, being but
one example of many bad rides by 'Ding
Dl Daddy,' as tbe rail birds called him
on this side of the water.
"Sloan still has a strong following in
England, and he will not lack for plenty
I of good mounts. It would not be suxp rlslciete Polo.
ing to see him on. Forfarshire, who Is
regarded as Democrat's most dangerous
opponent In the Derby, for Sloan, as a
schemer for" mounts. Is without an equal,
and on a-number of occasions he has-come
In for much adverse comment for his un
derhand methods of securing the best
horses to ride.".,
MAY BEJ IX CORBETTS CORXEIt.
Ryan, Jeffries' Former Partner, "Will
Advise "Pontpadcrar Jim."
Tommy Ryanr the welter-weight cham
pion, who trained Jim Jeffries for both
of his championship battles, may become
CotUett's chief adviser In the latter corn
In? battle with: the- champion. Ryan, it
Is said, has already signified his willing
ness to Join tho Corbett camp-, down at
Lakewood, N. J., wheie Corbett is train
ing, and assist the former champion In
getting Into shape.
Corbett, at present, has Gus Rub.Ho,
the Akron giant, a- clever fellow, as spar
ring partner, and it Is- not likely that he
will make any change for the present,
at least until a few days before the en
counter. When asked by a New York
Journal reporter, if thure was any truth
in the report that Ryan would train him,
Corbett admitted that he was correspond
ing with the Syracuse boxer, and stated
that be would probabty have him in hla
corner on the night of the contest.
Ryan Is credited with- making- Jeffries a
clever fighter, and now he believes hft can
show Corbett Eome of the bollermaTier'a
GIANT SCHOOLBOY ATHLETE
, . " , L- 'M
HARRY B. WEBSTER, OF ENGLEWOOD (ILL.) HIGH SCHOOL.
The youngster represented in this- pifcturo Is 19 years old, stands feet 5- lnche In his
stocking feet, and welghd 210 pound He i captain ot the football team ot his school, and Is
said to hold the American high-school record for putting tho 12-peumf shot. He la, moreover,
thought to be the tallest boy of his age In the United States.
tricks; he is prepared to Instruct Cor
bett on his former principal's fine points.
He has evidently changed his opinion in
regard to tha,capabilltles of the champion,
for he recently stated In an Interview
that he believed a good clever man, who
could hit hard, would have a good chance
of victory over Fitzsimmons' conqueror.
As far as science Is concerned, Corbett
Is well equipped, and Ryan could add lit
tle to the ex-champion' e cleverness- in head
or foot work. However, Corbett is will
ing to have Ryan in his corner on the
night of the contest, and Jeffries will
probably have the, tactics of his former
sparring partners to solve en March UT
THOUGHT HE CAUGHT A FLY.
"Peek-a-Boo" Veach's Baseball Play
Retired Him to- Bench.
The Philadelphia and" Cleveland baseball
nines were to play a game at the Phila
delphia; grounds on a certain day in 1890.
"Peek-a-Boo" Veach was playing first
base for Cleveland In those days. "Fe"ek-a-Boo"
had been playing hide and seek
wlthr tbe waves and other attractions" at
Atlantic City the day1 before-, and re
ported at his- hotel just in time to jump
in the bus which" Was leaving wltn the
players for the grounds. In addition to
his normal condition of having bats In his
belfry, he had not thoroughly straightened
himself out from, the bewildering mazes of
life on tho- Eastern seaboard. He went
out with the rest of the team to practice, i
Art- the wav hrtr wcrit lin nrid rrrfwn nftor
wild ones, and the grace and certainty
with which he strangled -'steamers'' right
off the bat presaged a large afternoon for
The Phillies were first to bat, and the
first ball pitched- was- whanged down to
"PeeK-a-Boo" for keeps; "Peek-a-Boo"
kept it. He made a. great stop, and had
ample time to walk to first and retire
the runner. But- he did- no- sudh. thing.
He paralyzed the crowd by tossing the
ball back to the pltdher.
Manager "Bob" Lehciley was speechless.
Wherr he regain his breath he called
Yeach. In and set film on the bench.
"What farxhe name of seven devils were
you- dome?" asked Leadley. "Why the
devil didn't you. tag; the base?"
"Why, r thought I caugbt a. ny," inno
cently repued "Peek-a-Boo."
America May- Be Represented at tlie
With the approach of: spring, when the
exposition universelle will be opened In
Paris, the question Is askea whether
America win send a team abroad; to com
pete" in the international polp tournament.
Mr. Foxhall Keene, who Is hunting In
England, recently sent home for nine
ponies, with which he will play In Engr
land, and possibly. In France: He IS said
to be trying to induce other players to
join him and have a try for the world's
championship. Owing- to the greater
number of skilled players: In Great Brit
ain, it was not thought, when the sub
ject was first broached some months ago,
that a team could be made up strong"
enough to defeat the cracks of- England.
But as- so- many of the Britishers- are now
in South Africa, the chances are regarded
as more favorable. The Frenchmen are
not deemed so formidable, although they
would havo the advantage of playing on
their home grounds.
The International tournament Is to be
held under the auspices of the Soclete
Polo et Bagatelle, of Paris, and will com
mence about June 1. Invitations have
been sen,t to the principal polo players
throughout the world to compete, and free;
stabling and forage will be supplied for
the ponies of competing clubs by, the oo-
BOWLERS AND BOWLING
FINAL STANDING IN BIG FOUR"
AND ASSOCIATION CONTESTS.
Portland Y. M. C. A. Carries Off the
Former, With a High. Percentage
The; final standing In the "Big Four" and
Association championship contests B &
Big Fbur Won. Lost. Per ct.
i. -DA. &. A............ IS
The Dalles 12
Oregon Road Club. 10
Y, M. a A. 7
The "Big Four" chompIonsbJp, carrying
that Feldenheimer trophy, was easily wen
by the Portland T. M. a A. team, with
& high percentage. The association cham
pionship And the Brunswick-Balke trophy
go to the Oregon Road Club, with three
games to the- good.
In the association championsnlp games
between Astoria and Y. M. C. A., at Y.
M. C. A., on the afternoon of the 26th
Inst, the teams split even, each getting
Vwo game3. At night, the same teams met
again, and the noma team, r-axitnraa ft
Btralght games. The following night the
closing games of the contest were bowled
at The Dalles, the Astorlans being the via-
uing team. Tne home team won three out
, of the four games. None of the scores
of the final week's nlav have been receiver.
but It 19 hoped that all report will be
In. before the. middle of this week. The
final standing shows that The Dalles wins
second plate. With Illlhee very close up;
Astoria made a good showing in the asso
ciation championship, but finished in last
place" in the "B1& Four." Y. M. C. A.
lost 5 out of g to Astoria, and split eyen
with O. R. C. Astoria won but two out
of eight games from O. R. C
The standing of the teams participating
In the-intehstate championship contest, up
to and Including February 2, was as fol
lows: .. ., . Won. Lost. Per ct.
jmrnnoman .. a
Seattle Bowling Club.... 8
Commercial , 7
Seattle Athletic Club..... 6
Arlington .v. 3
A tie between Tacoma and
S. B. C.
This week concludes the games of the
Catcher of the Boston baseball club, who killed
recently his wife" and two children and commit
local teams between themselves In the
interstate championship, and next week
tho Portland teams go to the Sound. On
the following week the tournament will
end, with the Washington bowlers in Port
land. The games: scheduled, for this week
are for Saturday night, no game being
arranged for Wednesday. Those to be
played will be: Arlington, at Multnomah,
and Seattle Bowling Club, at Tacoma.
Commercial came very near losing four
straight to Multnomah on the 27th ult., but
succeeded In getting the second game by
six pins, and saved a "whitewash." Mult
nomah had It all her own way In the
other three games; and won them easily.
Commercial's showing was rather surpris
ing1, as much better wdrk was expected
after the fine showing tbe team made at
home against Arlington. Multnomah put
up a regular old-timer, and scored a total
of 107 pins, getting one game of 299. The
team work was first-class, and not a man
fell down on totals. Idleman was high,
with an average of 49 50. Dunlap did great
work, and pulled out with a 49 average.
His 64 in the second game won that game
for his team. Sigler also made a 64-ecor
in one of the games. Much enthusiasm
prevailed during the games.
Multnomah had Ball and Sigler on In
rplace of Pickering- and Mallory, and both
J. did" well, the latter sttlaff aecend pkicaisame. Twentxmioe men, received them.
with ISO, while Ball secured first place H
percentage. The sensational feature of
the game was Idlemaa's seven strikes,
after a score of two in the second frame,
he puDTng out with a total of 60.
The Seattle Bawling Club's team re
deemed itself on the home atfey? ea the
27th alt. by reaiag tip a team average ef t
-h.j against lacwsa, winning ia.ee stums
and making & tie- of ode; Evidently the
officials of the two teams' were rusty os
association rules, as they failed te hew!
oft the; tie at the ead Of the game, a
provided by the rales. Gillette pfled a
S08- and: led the procession, ail the rest ef
the home team, being well up In the Has.
"Dad" Harrison Experlmeats.
Huston did especially weH, aad "Dad
Harrison touched off a few ef the fire
works he had in reserve for the benefit
of the Seattle Athletie Club, but wstoa,
unfortunately fer him, eame into ceataet
with a Seattle feg and failed te work prop
erly at tho time desired. He has lest neae
of his old-time skMI, and, notwKhstaaslBC
his: slump at the athletic ohib, he Is stilt
a ruling favorite for first Individual post
tloa. Alexander Tinlfeg pal up a spleadtd
game for the visitors, and easily led the
team. Hla well-known hair-trigger deliv
ery has deadly effect when it Is in proper
working order. The Tacomaas were al
most 200 pins behind at the finish, and
may consider themselves fortunate to have
even got within hailing- distance ef eae
Wednesday was a bad day for bowlers
and team averages- received seme pretty
hard blows. Arlington took two game
from Commercial and tied for a third,
which it lost on the bowl-off, and Seattle
bowling1 feam won four straight from Se
attle Athletic Club. The games at Arling
ton produced exceedingly low scores,
neither team Retting anywhere near a 49
I average. Arlington was compelled to bowl
without two of the strongest bowlers oa
the regular team, who, had they been
present, would probably have assured that
team- four games. Commercial put up a
very poor game, although big scores are
not generally expected on the Arlington
alleys. No man on the team reached a 49
average, and the only good score made on
either side was the 172 scored by Mays,
of Arlington. Owing to their closeness,
the games were exciting, notwithstanding
their size. It was extremely tantalizing
to the bowlers to see scores like 229, 238,
26& and 243 win games, when, ordinarily,
from 20 to 50 pins more are required! ta
Dravrbaclc to Good Plays.
The Commercials experienced the same
trouble that Multnomah had. on account
of the sticky condition or the balls. Some
thing used in treating the surface of the
alleys at Arlington renoers the balls al
most as sticky as If they had been given
a coating of muHage. This causes the
ball to be tardy In leaving the hand, and
throws It to the left of the kingpin. It te
certainly a great handicap to bowlers who
urn nmworl tn thta condition. The total.
873, of Commercial, will cut a big nole
m that team's fine average up to this ttoe.
Culllson was again high man for the team,
which he leads on Individual totals. Minor
kand Muir are only temporarily absent.
and will be on hand for the games agamst
Multnomah on the 10th.
The. result of Wednesday night's games
at the Seattle Bowling Club's alleys were
a mighty biff surprise to the Portland
bowlers. These alleys are said to be ex
ceedingly fast, and great work has been
oone In practice by the home team, so it
was expected that when the two Seattle
teams came together there, all association
records would so to amash. Predictions
were freely made that both teams weuld
average better than 45", but nobody ex
pected that a trifle over 40.50 would win
four games. Such was the result, how
ever, and the home team won four with
the greatest ease, and with a total or amy
975 pins. The athletic team fell In a bunch
and fell heVd, too, scoring nine pins less
than the email total of Commercial at Ar
lington. Way Was This Thus?
Portland bowlers are anxloua to hear the
explanations of therS. A. C. team for sueh
a-terrible fall all around. The regular
team was there, and any of them would
be dissatisfied with less than ISO, but
Bowes, with l&t was high, and he was 19
pins ahead of the second man. It must
have been a. sight awful to contemplate.
TJd to- this time the Athletic Club has held
a. hUrh nlace. but these four games will
lower its percentage many pegs. The
Bowline Club team nut up a fair game,
but nothing like they should", although it
was Plenty high enough to give them all
the games. Gillette and Harrison tied for
first place, with 177 each, and Sauls scored
170. The balance of the scoYes were small.
The winning- team's- games were even: and
consistent ones, .showings but small vari
ances, there being but eight pins, difference
between the high and low games; Thie
Is a remarkable showing and speaks" weH
for team work.
The team tournament at Multnomah,
Monday night, developed a very close con
test, Cauthorn, srgler. Wels and" Bailey
winnlns but by six plus. Brigham's team
'would have had an easy victory, but for
a bad fall In the third game. The scores
were good ones' throughout.
Some better individual work will havo
to develop before long In the Interstate
championship games. If last year's records
are to be disturbed. The high individual
average and 4K.79, and percentage .315. Tbe
latter Is In a fair way to be beaten, but
45.79 looks pretty good yet. The team avet-
;age was 43 53, and the team percentage
,283. One thousand, one hundred, aaa tmr-ty-elght
was the high subseries total, and
299 the high team game. The latter has
already been beaten by Commercial and
tied by Multnomah. The high individual
four games was 225" and the high games-7t
MAY COMB TO AMERICA.
Tecblgorln, the Chess Champion, Has
an Offer to Visit New York.
A cablegram was received recently In
cNew York from Tschlgorln, the Russian
chess champion, in which he stated that
a visit to this country at this time would"
lnvolve no little pecuniary loss, because- of
the many engagements he at present had
on hand. He Intimated, however, that he
might come, If it were made werth hie
while, by requesting the amount of re-
f numeration to be cabled to him. Inas
much as the directors of the Manhattan
Chess Club of New York had made provis
ion for a liberal offer to tbe famous expert,
It Is not at all unlikely that he will make
up his mind to come. The terms were
promptly wired to Tschlgorln, and a defi
nite reply Is shortly expected.
It has been suggested that, should Tschl
gorln decide Upon making; the trip-, and
Janowski, tho French champion, come
over, as is now very probable, to play an
other match with Showarter, there will
then be material enough In this country to
'organize a masters' tourney of quite re
spectable proportions. With the addition
only of Plllsbury and stemitr, an affair
could be arranged, prior to the Paris in
ternational congress, that would coramaad
the attention of the entire chess world.
China's Empress Wrestles.
The empress-dowager of Chiaa is described-
by an English woman who has
spent the greater part of her life In the
Celestial empire, as a much more remark
able woman than most persons suppose.
She 13 an ardent painter, and her pictures
are said to be admirable specimens of
Strange as ft may seem, she Is also said
to be fond of wrestling- aad freqaenUy
indulges- in. this rather virile- form ef ex
ercise. She is well read; is fond of Eu
ropean music and has some skill as a
pianist. She Is said, both by her frlondG
and enemies, to be absolutely without ay
sense of fear, her life has been attempted-a-
number of times"!
Silver Footballs for "Tigers."
Silver footballs Were given to aH the men
who played on the Princeton second" foot
ball team last season. They are Of ster
ling and are Inscribed on the one aid
with the name of tbe recipient a-ad t
position he played, aad on the ether with
the date, seore and? otaca of the Yaie
FEW GREAT BILLIAfiOISIS
LKADINS FXtlFBe4$lNAL WtfTGLAM
'Stadeatf Sieftaea Stsalatea Why
Tafa fer So, aa Sfeawa h Itfeeea-
sftar for Geaataivtt Braetfee.
"Way tm iMNMaa poeWnal Mi
Itacafete alar a attMa tatter than the
JS 9W6,,wwft vHAC JWi9 SOU D WWSrfF"
bees aoMsd atraajtedti ef tfcaea by those
who hnliitg m the "ffentteatan's game '
Flrst-elase profeeflteaate ftfee Scaaef er and
Slossoa find tbe question as difficult to an
swer asT fUe lest aiwataure. TW consen
sus of osWm aeeae te fee that it is
largely a matter ot practice, but this ar
gument hardly holes good, wbea It Is re
membered that thcrrs are thousands of
players to the- oaaatry who spead from
three ta six hours a day at a Millard
table, aad have bees dofctg sa for yean,
withoat setae abla to inptwve their skill
beyond a certain point.
ConsMeriag the aiaay wHa play the
gasae and the large sum of aaaaey in
vested la MlHard t&Mee, It at deete a
though the pastime was-the most pepal&r
ot all sports. Bat, be this as it way, the
fact remains that of all the countless
numbers who indulge r Bltftaarcfe for rc
reatlon. or make a business of it, the
really arst-ctass players' c be counted on
the fingers ef oaa hand.
George Stoeson. the waH-kaawn profes
sional, who 1s known as the "Student '
because it te popularly supposed that his
skill was developed by a careful study of
every polat ot tbw game, whea asked1 by a
repartee of the New Yark Sa way It is
that so few men reach the stags of first
class In billiards, replied.
Mast Have Aatltade.
"Hundreds of persoae have, asked me
that ctuestfea during the past 38 years, and
I sever have been, able to give them a
really satisfactory answer. In the first
place, of coarse, a man must have a nat
ural hmttnet for the same, aa one must
have a strong liking for mastc in order
to become a great Musician. But leaving
all that aalde, I beNeve a person must
begin at bnHards when he Is a boy and
stick to It alt the thine to beeoaie a great
player. This waa ray axaerleaee, aad it
has been the experience-ef Senaefer, Daly.
Sextos. WaOace, and all the other great
player of the- past aad present.
'Ta my owa case, my father kept a hotel
in tbe northern part of New York state.
One of his boarders was an old man we
used to call TJaete Jerry, who kept a pub
lic billiard hall sear by. In those days it
was almost a criate for a bay to be seen
In a public btlhard ball, bat from running:
errands for old TJnole Jerry I wa fre
quently in hla place. When he was out of
the roota for a ratoutet 1 would grab a
cue and knock the bans around. I was
fascinated with the sport, but got little
chance to enjoy myself with tbe ivories
until I cooked up a seneme which worked
to perfection for many days.
"I was a boy In short pants in those
days. My scheme was Simply this X said
to Uncle Jerry. 'See here, you are growing
too old to come down early in the morn
ing to clean up the place Give me the
key and I'll eome down and do that work
for you;' After a little hesitation, he con
sented, and early every morning I would
go to his bedroom and he would hand me
the key But, once in the btlnard hall I
would throw a set of balls on a table and
practice as long as I dared. Uncle Jerry
was very old and very lame, and he
walked slowly The hotel was four blocks
from the WMard hall, and by running to
the window every now and then I could
see when he was coming. Then I would
put away the cue and baHfe and start in
is dean up Jfke a good feNow, and usual'y
had the job nearly compfctad sy the time
Uneie Jerry reaehed the ream.
"One morning, however, he noticed the
table I had been playing oa was covered
with chalk marks and dust, and he asked
me how that happened, because he had
brushed It off before closing up the night
before. I made an excuse that I thought
was satisfactory, but was caught red
handed the next morning. Uncle Jerry
suspected me, and, instead of coming to
the- hall by his regular route, he went out
tile- back door of the hotel and reached
his place of btistnees by another entrance.
He was so angry when he saw me playing
bllftarde that he kicked me downstairs. It
was nearly a month before 1 wag able to
make peace with the old fellow, but final1 y
he consented to allow me to clean up the
place in return for an hour's practice at
the table. Soon after that I was regularly
employed by him aa marker, and from
I that time to Oils I have played billiards
years ago, and I piay better today than I
ever played before In my life.
"It is simply a case of beginning early
and keeping up your practice. Scbaefer'a
experience, and Daly's also, was similar
to mine. Both began playing when they
were mere boys, and have kept It up ever
since. Of course, I learn new things every
day- The amateursr nowadayg play better
than the professionals of a decade ago,
bat that Is simply because the tools are
better and they get the benefit of all the
things we profeselonabi have learned from
time to time. When I first began playing
hmtariifl the 9x12 table with six pockets
fwas used. The cues were worse than one
sees nowadays m the poorest country no
tete. They were simply pieces of ash with
a thin strip of leather for a tip. It was
almost Impossible to make a draw shot
with them. As the tools were perfected,
we Wlllardtets were able to play better
Had I begun with tbe cue, table, cushion
cloth and ivories I nee now. doubtless I
would be twice aa good a player as I am
Cannot Flay Steadily.
"The beBt amateurs of today put up a
fast game , but most of them have other
business to attend to, and they are not
able- to play steadily Orcaelonally they
go for weeks without touching a cue.
Then It takes them a week te catch up
to the pomt they left off in the degree of
skill. I tell you, a person must keep at it
constantly. If one desires' to become a
good bmtard player."
"But," said the reporter, " yon have
customers who have been playing regu
larly every afternoon f or W or S years.
Why do not they Improve? Instead of
averaging two or three at tse-M-ineh balk
line game, why easnet they average 19
or 18. considering the amount of time they
devote to billiards?"
"In most every case." ropMed Stoseon.
"they began to play when they were old
enough to vote. They followed no particu
lar system, and hardly know more about
the game now than when they first han
dled a cue. although of course by constant
practice they are able to execute bet
ter But having- reached a certain stags
they hang there because they don't know
the thousand and one things which every
Arst-ctasK profeseionat has mastered Par
ticular shots-1 have practiced for months
I know a professional who practiced noth
ing bat the left-handed masse for six
months steadily. I eoutda't begin to fig
ure the tnne I have spent In practicing
Golf Increases Land Yalaes.
"The popularity ef self that is raging
throughout the land la proving- a God
semi to the ewnoic of real estate In the
vfcMty et towns and ettles," said Mr W
T Proseer, of Mew York; to a Washington
Poet reporter "In many cases barren
tracts that their owners deemed of "t e
value have- been aeaofcted aa club grounds
at figures scarcely dreamed' of and which
never wottld have been peM but for the
Introduction of this new seert. I know an
old farmer that Tensed part of his P acr
to a golf e'ub not ome elaco for the an
nual consideration of WOfli which ! fully
la smelt aa Mr entice: property ta wona.