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THE SUNDAY OBEGONIAy, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY U, 1900.
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The Sohc of the ,Krac;.,
St ain't & reaper's drenln' Benp
That sings the death of grain,
ftjid epeaka ef peace and jey's increase
A cetKte-Mke refrain:
It stags of grief; It slags of pain, ,
lAnd singe of the death ef men.
"Wheee agate eyes, turaed to the rtdes,
Be thingB beyond our ken.
It's a son? of the rattle
That's hear ia a battle
Of men as they He in the pun.
Of men as they die ia the tun,
Of men who die fer the Bake of the flag,
A -wild, weird sobs of the oJatterln Kragl
It ain't a whispered song of lov e
That eins the heart's delight.
And tells of life with pleasures rife,
And sew no kktow'h night.
It stags of strife and red-biood flcht
"White fingers bent and. dead,
"Whose stiffened grasp holds in Its clasp
Green turf that's tinged with red.
"When darkness steals the glare of day.
And frowns o'er his domain,
There m the night, there in the fight.
The Krag- sings its refrain!
It stags in sun, it sings in rain.
It sings "God save the Sag1'
And nations hear with wonderia' car
The Taakee's stasia Krai:.
It's & mef of the rattle
That s hoard, la a battle
Of men as they swear In the tun.
Of men as they dare In the sun.
Of men. who charge, with a cheer for the flag,
A wild, weird song- of the craekin' old Krag.
-"Wesley- "W. K. Hamilton, cennpany L., Third
United States infantry. Baliuag. P. L, In Cin
BASEBALLDOM IS UPSET
Rival IiOaeBCs Preparing? to Do Bat
tle 1b the Bast and Middle
West With, the Fighters.
The prof ec clonal baseball outlook here
remains practically unchanged, excepting
that proposltlone for ground facilities are
assuming mere definite shape, and as two
desirable locations for placing fields are
being: oonoidored, the matter -will soon be
settled. If rood bard rustling means suc
cess la baseball, then Manager "Ted" Sul
livan should have a gilt-edge team rep
resenting the Northwestern league In
Portland. Mr. Sullivan is indefatigable,
and, should his plans fail to connect, the
fault will lie with the public, who are
Bupporters of ball, and not with the man
agement. The National League in the Bast Is in a
peck of trouble. Public support last Eea
son o owned to wane. Syndicate ball, col
lisions between managers, some rowdyism,
oaused a falling off la the attendance.
The unwieldy and lopsided 12-team league
was another detriment. Too much dis
parity between the quality of the teams
has caused Louisville and Cleveland to be
dropped for the coming season. The
American Association, headed by Quin,
of Milwaukee, and Anson, of Chicago, in
tends to place teams in the Eastern cities
now under league control.
Will Fight the League.
This aeeeelatten will fight the National
League in every way possible. It will
recognise in. no way the rules regarding
the reserving of players In fact, it fol
lows pretty much the plans of the old
Brotherhood Association, formed in the
early 'Ste, to fight the League. Right in
line with this dtsaffeotlon comes Sam
Johnson, of the eM Western league, who
has formed what will be known as the
American League, embracing some of the
stronger of the eld Western League cities,
and cutting into the Middle Western
cities, suck as Chloago, Buffalo, Detroit
The National League, which paid but
Htth attention to the Tumors of war un
til quite recently, has been rudely awak
ened from its lethargy and Is showing a
boM front. To meet its opponents and
squash them, neither money nor pains
will be spared. Its first move In the
light, judging from press reports is to
form an opposition association, directly
under League centre!, to play in the same
cities, on the same dates, with the Ameri
can Aesooiatkm rebels. With so many
leagues in the eld. the result is sure to
be injurious to the national game. How
ever, It is to be hoped that all this pre
liminary skirmishing may prove merely a
sham battle, to attract and keep up in
teres kt the puhim mted during the off
Among the boxing fraternity, the next
great battle of importance will be the
heevy-weteht tmejapteashlp bout between
the present commote. James J. Jeffries,
and the or nhnmphm. James J.Corbett
Btnee both thaw famed lighters are Call-f-trtntanfr.
Tnwinuat interest on the coast is
a result. Oerbett. at his best. Is a entity.
fast rtog general, but the great question
is whether Corbett is now in, or can get
to, his best form by March lk Jeffries h
a young, strong, massive fighter, who has
shown that he can stand an immense
amount of hard punching from harder- hit
tors than Corbett ever was, so, naturally,
the result Is now counted as in Jeffries'
favor. There is a strong probability of
the contest taking place in San Francisco,
as the National Club, according to present
Indications, Is banging up the heaviest
That little fighting machine, Terry Mc
Govern, of Brooklyn, N. Y has clinched
his claim to championship honors, at any
weight from 117 to 122 pounds, by defeating
George Dixon, and, more recently, Santry,
of Chicago, considered to be one of the
best in the 122-pound class. McGovern's
fights have all been of tho short-order
variety, as he Is a powerful little chap
and. deals exhausting body blows, with
the force of a pile-driver. His strong
point is roughing it and mixing It up with
his opponent, his short-range jolts on the
ribs soon completing his work.
A contest that is stirring up a great deal
of interest, at present, locally, is tho
Evans-Jost contest, billed for this coming
week. Jost is a pupil of Evans, and so apt
has he become, that in their first meeting,
a few weeks ago, he wrested the middle
weight championship of the Northwest
from his teacher. Since that time, Evans
has trained faithfully and will make the
fight for his life to regain his lost laurels,
In the limited 20 rounds at his disposal.
It will be a hard bout, and It looks like
The Oregonlan Js In receipt of the follow
ing "defi" from Nick Long, manager for
"Jimmy" Anthony, the famous little Aus
tralian: "Seeing an item In the Evening Bulletin,
of San Francisco, relative to 'Jimmy
Flaherty, the well-known Portland ban
tam, being desirous of meeting 'Jimmy
Anthony, of San Francisco, I wish to
state, in reply, that I am willing to match
Anthony against Flaherty, or any other
bantam in the country. Anthony, who,
on January 5, defeated Micky Welch, in 12
rounds, before the Seattle A. C, Is also
willing to give the latter a return match,
if a Seattle, Tacoma"-or Portland club will
gie a purse.
"I am also willing to match 'Cockey'
Bole, who has met Oscar Gardner, Dave
Sullivan and others, to tox any man In
Portland at 126 to 130 pounds. My other
'star boxer. Jack O'Brien, who meets
'Young Peter Jackson on February 14, be
fore tho National Club, of San Francisco,
Is also willing to box any 150-pound man
Nick Long Is the eporUng editor of the
National Review, of San Francisco, so any
communication from aspiring local men
will be promptly attended to.
. Eqpaled, the Record.
The second athletic contest in gymna
sium work took place last Tuesday night,
in the Y. M. C. A building. The events
were the long dive, won by J, A. Wilcox,
by a dive of 12 feet 1 Inch, whlchby the
way, constitutes the association "record.
Wilcox won also the 220-yard dash In 284
seconds. The broad jump w as w6n "by F.
Smith, with 9 feet 2 inches, and the high
di e, by A Barber, with 5 feet 5 inches.
The five leaders In these contests were
Wilcox, E, Parker,. Barber, Johnson and
On Tuesday evening next, the event of
the season, in tho minds of the junior
classes of the association, wilr bo the
junior exhibition. The fun will be held
In the gymnasium, and will consist of a
grand march by 50 juniors; wand drill, by
tho Intermediates; long horse and pole
No Trouble at All.
"Can I trouble you to pass the pepper aad
salt and "
Athletic Geatleman-Oertalnly. Here you are
Jump, by second division of Intermediates;
horizontal bar and ringsr by the first di
vision of intermediates; ladder and par
allels, by first division juniors; buck and
poles, by fourth division juniors; first po
sition, mat work, high diving and somer
saults, "by the Intermediates? comic games
and races, and, finally, a game of basket
ball. The ybungsters are taking an un
usual interest in the work, and their ex
hibition promises to be an interesting one.
Return Game of Basket-Ball.
The return game of basket-ball between
the Turned women team and that of the
Y. M. C. A women's annex, wlll'be held
In the Y. M. G. A. gymnasium, on the
evening of February 39. The first game
was won by the Turners, after a pretty
contest, and the Y. M. c. A team has been
practising and-gettlng in some new mate
rial, and another close game may be an
ticipated. The annual meeting and election of eight
mombers of the board of directors of the
M. A A C will be held at the clubhouse
on Tuesday evening next.
GIVES THE REASOAS WHY.
Fife, Sr., Bxplalns Why Fife, Jr., Did
Not Beat Ootlambla.
W. Fife, sr father of W. Fife, jr..lhe
designer of the Shamrock, has given to
the yachting papors of Englaad his opln-
Ion of the reason that the Shamrock was
so badly beaten by the Columbia.
He says, to begin with, that the Sham
rock was screwed up too tight, and then
he finds fault with the steel boom which
was carried by the Shamrock. He sajs
that It sagged, and in the sagging affect
ed the set of the mainsail to such an ex
tent that the yacht refused to do the
windward work for which she was de
signed. In proof of this, he quotes the
magnificent windward qualities of Emperor
William's Meteor, which raced in English
waters last summer and swamped all com
petitors. Tha Meteor- pnntM a Rnllrf
wooden boom, with no spring and no give,
which kept the mainsail setting like a
"TED" SULLIVAN GOSSIPS.
Discourses of the Northwest and the
"Ted" .Sullivan, the well-known writer
on baseball topics In the Chicago Tribune,
has been on the coast during several weeks
last past, In the interest of the formation
of a Northwestern professional baseball
league. While his propositions and Ideas
have found favor with the players and
managers of the game at Portland and
the bther cities of this section of the coun
try, nearly all having professed a willing
ness to embark In the project, there is a
serious obstacle to the carrying through of
the enterprise, in the difficulty of procur
ing suitable grounds on which to play in
this city. The other day, Mr. Sullivan
got to talking about his trip to the North
west, and was rather warm in his praise
of our big slice of Uncle Sam's domains
and the people he found here. Incidental
ly, he alluded to the purpose of his visit.
His First Visit.
"I left Chicago," said he, "on December
28, on the Great Northern, for my first
trip to the Pacific coast, and, after passing
through the snowdrifts" of Minnesota, the
cattle ranches of Dakota, sheep ranges of
Montana, log camps of Washington, min
ing .and lumber regions of Oregon, 'and
the three-card monte men of Idaho, I
landed In Portland. After one month's
stay In the Pacific Northwest, I am deeply
Impressed with the vast resources of this
corner of the great American union, re
sources that are destined to make it one
of the richest sections within the confines
of the country.
"While the national game of baseball,
with which I have been quite long identi
fied, follows the flag, both being symboli
cal and typical of our institutions and
temperament, I notice that the flag is a
little ahead of the game in some parts
of 'the coast.' It is not that the love of
baseball has left the hearts of the people
far from it but that It Is lying dor
mant, only to be brought to life by the
magnetic touch of some enthusiast or
votary of tho sport. A country that has
no national outdoor game is on the way to
physical decadence, and that Is surely
not the situation here.
On Eton's CrlcUet Field,
"Tho Duke of Wellington wisely re
marked, that the battle of Waterloo was
won on tho cricket field of Eaton. An
Englishman who would say aught against
his national game of cricket Would be an
anomaly; there are ery few of them
who will He over the desks in their dingy
offices to develop a humped back. In tho
mad chase for pounds, shillings and pence,
and to the sacrlfic of health and lung
space. I was born and brought up on
American soil, and I love every star and
stripe of my flag, but I must give credit
to the British people for their love of
their national game, which makes them a
hale, hearty and sturdy people. With a
dense population of 35,000,000 people In Eng
land, covering less square miles than Mon
tana, Pennsylvania and NeW York, or
even one county In the state of Texas,
yet. In the heart of London, where real
estate Is priceless, there are two great
cricket fields Kensington oval and 'Lords'
and for the government or city authori
ties to Interfere with them would be con
sidered -a desecration.
TUlie for Baseball.
"On the other hand, In some American
cities, with a superabundance of unoc
cupied land, grounds for ball-playing are
hard to be got, principally on account of
the real estate speculator. What I have
observed In the cities of Spokane, Seattle,
Tacoma and even the British Columbia
towns, Victoria and Vancouver, indicates
that they are ripe for professional base
ball. Now, the thing is to give them what
thoy want In that direction, arid In that
connection I wish to say that the first llmo
the Associated Press dispatches carry to
the Eastern newspapers the results ot
baseball contests in a professional league
between Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and
Spokane, then will the people of the Mid
dle West and far East begin to realize
the real importance of this great section
of the country, in its sport-loving aspect.
With all respect and kindness to the other
cities, I am satisfied that, with a nice,
clean team, playing snappy ball, the pat
ronage of the Portland public would be
equal to the best that could be found
anywhere. I should greatly like to see a
professional baseball league established In
the Northwest on a first-class basis."
AFTER. CUPS AND STAKES.
American Oivniers Make Many En.
tries in English Tarf Events.
The 10 leading spring events on the Eng
lish turf have received 30 nominations from
the owners of American-bred horses. Sly
Fox has been nominated for each and
all of them. Mr. Dwyer disposed of this
horse last fall, after many disappoint
ments, but his new owner must have
formed a good opinion of his abilities, not
only for his speed, but also as a long
distance runner, and he is entered In
races from one mile up to two miles and a
Mr. McDonald has strengthened hid
string in England by shipping over A, N.
B , that last season won such gdod races
In the East as the May stakes at Brook
lyn, the Larchmont stakes and Ramapo
handicap at Morris Park. This colt ia
entered In the London Cup at Alexander
Park. Last ear J. E. McDonald had
some jather hard luck with Renssalaer,
who was tantalizlngly close at the finish
of several good handicaps. Nevertheless
he was a good bread-winner, as he landed
over $000 in stakes. The season S. Pick
ering, of Newmarket will have the hand
ling of this gentleman's string.
Messrs. Daniel and Farrel have also
shipped to England, and among their lot
Is the good colt Swlftmas, that wtm such
races as the Kearney stakes and Citizen
and Merchants' handicap at Saratoga last
fall. The stable must think well of him,
as he Is entered In the Jubilee stakes of
fEO.000 that this year will be" run over one
and one-fourth miles for the first time.
Six American horses are down to try
ferthe City and Suburban handicap, run
at Epsom Downs, and it may be that the
vlctbry of Parole In 1S79 will be dupli
cated. Foxhall, as a. 3-year-old, ran sec-
cod to Bend Or in 1SS1, which caused him
to be heavily played for the Grand Prix
de Paris, which he. won.
One of Pierre Lorillard's importations,
Montauk, by Strathmore Spinaway, has
the -honor of being the nrst-Amerlcan-bred
horse to be entered for the Grand Na
tional steeple-chase, over four and one
half miles of country, with 36 obstacles.
HIS MARVELOUS SKILL. '
Wllshnry,Has"Xo Equal as an Ex
hibition Chess Performer.
"Harry N. Plllsbury, the great chess
player," says the Chicago Tribune, "has
been In Chicago taking a rest of a few
days after a continuous series of engage
ments for over two months. His tour
has been productive of a great many
brilliant games, particularly in his mar
velous blindfold performances. His suc
cesseverywhere has been almost uniform.
He has played a greater number of game"?
(from 12 to 16 blindfolded) than on his last
year's tour, and notwithstanding the in
creased number of boards, his record
shows a greater percentage of wins. As an
exhibition player, he certainly has no
equal In the world today.
"PIHsbury'3 memory is remarkable. Af
ter an. -absence of 10 days in Ohio and
Mlchiffan. he was asked to set up the po
sitions of the men in several of the games
left unfinished during his blindfolded
seance here. As soon as the number ot
the board was mentioned, he immediately
proceeded to do so, although he had not
thought about them since he had left
TAKE BACK SEATS.
Old-Time Jockeys Forced to Give
With the decline of the old school of
riding and the advent of the lightweight,
many of the old-time jockeys who, a. few
years ago, were in the zenith of fame,
have been forced to seek other means of
making a livelihood. Jlmmle McLaugh
lin is a well-known trainer. Ed Feaks
and the Haywards, father and son, are
also trainers. "Snapper" Garrison Is In
the Insurance business; Ballard is a turf
COURSE SELECTED FOR NATIONAL ROWING REGATTA.
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The national rowing regatta will be held ai New York this year, and Gotham sportsmen
Interested in the event have decided on a course which will be a magnificent one from a spec
tacular point, at leaef, and from the advantage it will afford to thousands to witness the
races. The' course Is a mile and a half straightaway on the Harlem river, from above
the Washington bridge id Hlghbrldge. Skirting tlje river along the course Ilea New York's
magnificent speedway, the finest of its kind in the world. The hills afford almost unlimited
opportunities for spectators to watch tho races New York Herald. .
adviser; Day, the English boy who gained
sudden fame by riding W. L. Scott's en
try homo to victory In the Futurity, is a
stable hand in Baltimore.
Willie Ham and Johnny Lamle have a
stable of their own, and are racing their
string at New Orleans; Marty Bergen
rides an occasional race, and has a
thoroughbred or two of his own; Walter
Wyburn is riding mimic races in a sport
ing drama; Charley Ossler, crippled by
a fall from a horse he was riding, is
earning a precarious living on the race
track; George Taylor is in the West train
ing, and Hamilton is still riding, but
With poor success. Too much prosperity,
says the Brooklyn Eagle, was fatal to
Fltzpatrlck, Jack Horton, Halloway,
Prank Goodall and Harris Olney are all
dead and forgotten. Ural has a laundry;
Jimmy Lamle Is connected with a West
ern stable; Cad Doggett Is training his
brother's horses; Isaac Murphy, the great
est judge of pace the turf has ever seen,
is also dead. This will probably be the
last year in the saddle for Fred Taral (the
honest Dutchman) and of Lonnie Clayton.
Increasing weight 'is the cause of their
abandonment of the saddle.
BOSTON COACHES IN DEMAND.
Hub's Baseball Team. Suppljins
Yale, Harvard and Other Colleges.
Nichols, the great Boston pitcher, will
coach the Yale baseball team this spring.
Captain S. B. Camp andCatcher C. E.
Sullivan, of the Yale team, met Nichols
In Boston recently and a deal was com
pleted, according to which "Nick" will
go to New Haven for four weeks, com
mencing some time after March 15.
Nichols will give most of his time to
the batteries, but will have an eye out
for the players under the coaches' care
and give the collegians a few points
about training. Usually the Ideal train
ing table of the professional player con
tains about everything good to eat. Nich
ols declined an invitation to take charge
of the squad at the training .table. "That
la a part of the game that I don't care to
tackle," said "Nick."
With Lewis at Harvard, and Nichols at
Yale, the Boston player will be unusual
ly Interested in the success of the two col
leges. Fred Tenny is already at Brown,
Bllf Clarke Is booked" for Princeton.
"Chick" Stahl is at Notre Dame, and
Captain Hugh Duffy will soon take charge
of the Boston College boys, so that Man
ager Selee will no doubt put off his South
ern trip to the last moment.
TRACK ATHLETES HANDICAPPED.
Indecision Delays Preparation for
Western College Meets,
Candidates for the track teams at all
tho various Middle Western colleges are at
work training for the spring dual meets
and the Western Intercollegiate champion
ships, says the Chicago Tribune, but not
$. word has been heard as yet from the
Intercollegiate Association. Last spring
the association recommended the abolition
of the mile walk and the substitution of
some other event, the twO-mile run being
suggested. It Is a matter of considerable
importance to the track men to know
whether the walk will be retained, or
whether the two-mile run or some other
event will be substituted. '
For a time it will not make so much
difference, but when It comes down to the
actual training for specific events it will
make a great deal. A walker naturally
would be a candidate ,for the long run.
where endurance counts for a great deal,
but it will be a matter of some time to
train a walker Into a runner, and that is
the plan of several of the Western walk
ers, provided the two-mlie run Is substi
tuted, hut at present there is no decision
either way- , '
Worse Than "Was Thought.
The .dangers of bicycle riding," such aa
varicose veins, enlargement of the heart,
a reversion back through scorchers of the
type of our simian ancestors, if not, of
spinal curvature, have aU been pointed
out. But now comes a Russian' physi
cian who declares that long rides on the
wheel result in parasthesla In the digits
and impaired sensibility and paresis in
the intercrossed and adductor poinds. It
IS even worse than haa been Imagined,
BOWLERS AND BOWLING
OFFICIAL RESULTS IX "BIG FOUR
COXIEST AT HAND.
Portland Teasas Preparing: to Meet
Seattle aad' Tacoma Bowlers on,
The official scores of the "Big- Four" con
test have been received by Secretary Mal
lory, but have not as yet been fully tabu
lated. The scores on pins have been figured
out, and show that none of the teams did
as well as was anticipated before the con
test began. The Y. M. a A. team leads
on team totals by" a large plurality, being
nearly 400 pins ahead Of Illlhee. the latter
taking second place. The Dalles third, 160
below Illlhee, and Astoria last. 47 less than
The Dalles. Every one of these teams
should be- good for a team average above
40, and it Is the general opinion that they
are very evenly matched.
Individual work Is a much greater dis
appointment than that of the teams. It
was confidently predicted that at least 10
of the contestants would be above 42, at
f the end of the contest, and the high man
considerably above 45. This proved to be
a wild guess, as the hlgn man, Berger, of
the Y. M. C. A, has- but 43.79. This Is the
only score that can be tanked as an es
pecially good one, and It Is far ahead of
anything made by any of the other bowl
ers. Kurtz, Barker, Magison. Baldwin and
Whittlesey are above the 40 mark, but
the rest are scattered considerably. Barker
Is entitled to second place, as Kurtz
bowled but 12 games, and all On the home
alleys. The detailed scores have not been
completed yet, so it is at present impossl-
ble to announce percentage standing We
will probably be able to do so next week.
Complete returns of official scores in the
association championship have not been
received by the association, but will all be
In by the end of the week, and summaries
will appear next Sunday.
Y. M. C. A. has taken possession of the
'Feldenhelmer Big Four trophy," and will
retain possession untli the team Is beaten.
Permanent ow&ershjp is determined by
three winnings, and the contest will be held
annually. The contest has been a satis
factory one to the contestants, and all
promise to do better work next season.
The team totals and individual averages
are as ioiiows:
Totals and A-rera&es.
Teams. Total. Average.
Y. M. C. A 5702 39 60
Illlhee 5439 37.7Q
The Dalles 5279 36.66
Astoria , 5232 36.33
The highest four games team total of
the "Bis Four" contest was made by the
Y. M. C. A. The highest individual was
Berger, 208. Astoria's highest four games
total was 993; lowest, 805 high four games,
Individual, SoVey, 181. Illlhee, four games
UNCLE SAM'S CLASS
" -' Y ' II Mil II Willi I
The above cartoon Is from the Yachtsman, of Lofldon, England. January 11, aad is frsm
tho pencil of Mr F P. Marshall, of Copenhagen. Of It the Yaehtsmair says! "The sttbfeet
reveals lteelf at a glance, and the truthfulneaa of Its treatment will be palafsHy efcvtoes te
us all. Mr. Marshall has given us &o instructions as to naming- the !ndlviafe is the fore
ground. Readers will, however, readily Identify these gentlemen. The design go. the Meek
hoard Is quite as authentic as any other drawing- of the Columbia hitherto published."
high, 966; low, S45; high individual, D'Arcy,
206 The Dalles four games high, 949; low,
779; high individual, Baldwin,. 200. Y. M.
C. A,rfour games, high, 1006; low, 8S8, In
dividual high, Berger, 208.
The standing of the teams In, the inter-
state match, up to and including February
9, was as follows:
Seattle Bowling Club 8
Seattle Athletic Club..... .10
Tacoma .j... 2 10
Multnomah' in the Lead.
The Commercials put up much smaller
games against Multnoraaa oa the 3d mat
than the same team did against Arnogtoo,
and Maltaeaah won three out of four
games easily. The home, team seoqed a
fine total In the, second game, whleh was
the highest of met night, and wos by ntae
pins. Multaomm also g4t it3wbest game
here, but was unable to overtake the heme
team. The result assured Multnomah ibst
place among the Portland teams when
they leave for the Sound, and it remains
to be seen whether the trip will make any
material change among them.
Craft, ef Multnomah, again did splendid
bowling, securing- a total of 3M, He has
more than fulfilled the predwUefes ef bra
value to the team, and has contributed
more to its success than any other man
on It Buckman and Idleman continue to
do good work, and it looks as if the raoe
between these three for first place on the
team will be "very close. Leaving out Hut
night's scores, they stand, with 12 games
bowled, as. follows: Craft, 572; Buckman.
537; Idleman, 536. The team, as a whole,
la doing fine work, and If It is maintained
throughout the contest. It should Wm out,
although, not counting the result of Sat
urday's fames, there is- a difference of
but one game in its favor, compared with
the Seattle Bowling CluV team, which new
seems to be the most ''dangerous, team oa
the Sound. t
On the 3d Inst, the "Onion Club team, ef
Tacoma, bowled at the Seattle Athletic
Club, and lost four games te the home
team, which put up somewhat teipreveA
scores, which were evenly distributed, the
high men, Bowes and ChurohMl, scorhg
170. and the low man, Barrager, 189. AH of
Tacoma'3 games were low. TinMng again
led the team with 156. The home team
scored good games, all except the second
being well above 40.
On the afternoon of the 3d. Taeoma and
Seattle Bowling Club bowled off the tie
game made the week before. One frame
was to decide, but the teams tied three
times, when Tacoma. finally won by two
pins. This game wa3 a valuable one to
the Bowling Club, as It would have tied
that team with Multnomah. The bowl-off
was intensely exciting, and aX the f rasses
were high. The deckling frame stood 23
Multnomah leads all the teams in the
interstate match on total pins so far,
being- almost two full pins ahead of the
Seattle bowling team, which takes sec
ond place. This does not include the
scores made last night. Both Commercial
and Seattle Athletic Club have bowled 18
games, but the other four have but 12
games each recorded The. averages, with
out Saturday's games, are as follows:
Multnomah, 43J2, Seattle Bowling Club,
41.15; Commercial, 40.09; Seattle Atbletffc
Club, 39.25: Arlington, 38.68; TaComa, 36.31
In individual standing. Craft is high for
Multnomah, with 47.67; Gillette for Seattle
Bowling Club, with 45: Cullison for Com
mercial, with 43.75; Mays for Arlington,
with 42.67; Tinllng for Tacoma, wltji 4.W,
and Barrager for Seattle Athletic Club,
with 40.19. Barrager leads Churchill by
one pin. There is a great scramble for
percentage standing, and at the present
time Craft Buckman and Barrager are
the most promising candidates.
This will be ari Interesting week for the
bowlers. The three Portland teams Mult
nomah. Arlington and Commercial have
secured, a special car, and will leave for
Puget sound Friday morning, where they
will bowl the following scheduled games.
Friday Arlington at Seattle Athletic
Club, Commercial at Tacoma, and Mult
nomah at Seattle Bowllnsr Club.
Saturday afternoon Arlington at Seat
tle Bowling Club, Commercial at Seattle
Athletic Club, and Multnomah at Taeoma.
Saturday night Arlington at Taeoma,
Commercial at Seattle Bowling Club, and
Multnomah at Seattle Athletic ClHb.
Multnomah will be kept on the move,
as tho team must bowl at Seattle Friday
night at Tacoma Saturday afternoon, and
at Seattle Saturday night. -As they have
but two alleys at Tacoma, it is very prob
able that the team will be unable to get
back to Seattle Saturday night in time te
bejrin at 8 o'clock, but no doubt the Ath
letic Club, under the circumstances, wiH
not object to a reasonable delay.
Owing to the Inability of some of the
bowlers to get away, all the Portland
teams will be weaker on the Sound than
at home. Each of the teams will lose
from two to four of the regular members,
and consequently will do exceedingly well
to break even in the 12 games eaeh siays
on the Washington alleys. Many fear
very low scores at the Seattle Athletic
Club's alleys, which have a reputation
for slowness, but they expect to make uh
tha loss on pins at the new BowMng Club's1
alleys. Next Week the Sound teams coma
to Portland, for games op Thursday, Fri
day and Saturday. These will be the final
games of the contest
Annual Meeting; Of A. C.-H. A.
The annual meeting of the American
Cocked-Hat Association will be heM at-
the Multnomah clubhouse, en Saturday.
February 17, At 1 P. M.
The utility of the rubber stamp for an-
IN YACHT DESIGNING.
nounclng the resfilt of the Multnomah
team tournament results Is still unim
paired, as Cra Ball, Zellar and Farrell
again won ute medals Monday nlgbt, ht
an exceedingly close contest wtth a high
total. Idieman captured the high total
for individuals, with 218. Craft scoring
second with 200. Craft's 73 and. Idleman'a
95 and & were tha high single games;
The "Rubbers'' propose to wra the hwd
ats this time for keeps, and it will sur
prise nobody If they suoceed.
Magison won the monthly medal at the
Y. M..Q A. last week, with 1S2. Whmte
scy bad won it twice, and made a eiose
race for final ownership.
TRAINKR STA TPIW RKADY
AT XTX1VBRSHTY Of CHICAGO.
Biddiaa- Hard, With Gee Material,
fer AtUetle Championship at
the MttdSe West.
The problem track-attritrtms is at pres
ent one of the most Important nUors
before the ooMkgs oafcuts. With long sea
sons before them, the matter of Keeping a
toamf athletes who w compote in twj
or Uftee events In a track meet in gxd
condttlsa and be readyf tor aX emergencies
has become a task which 1b even greater
than that of the Jsta tratowr
Net alone doea the eolfeg team trainer
have to contend with the task of getting
the- oM men mto snap, but Um devep
ment and sefwatton of man competent to
ftll the ptoses of those who have 'eft
school, and the getting of those wbo can
best stand -the strain of a long track sea
sea, are causing eanalderabte worry to tie
Lmea who try to bring out athlotss to meet
own f opposing eellegss.
Heretofore tho training of college ati
letes haevnot begun untn the ffiwt dajs of
spring, when a little sutdsor work was
permfttsd. 2fw it is radnaOy different
With tlpe end ef tha Chttetmas vacat'on.
there osmss the announeamsnt that a t
studonw who wish to try isr the track
team must report at a certain hour la
dose meets havs boon rteoenfrinle for this
and with the laursts ts fee gamed by indo r
work on the board tracks, the boys have
nt only, by their awn free will, start -d
training, but tho trainer, seotng the valaa
of work before the outdoor season ca a
out his candidates and sots them to work.
Wftb the reeuit that, by the opening of uj
season, be praetlcally knows which a 1
what men he can depend on -for bis rai!.
and then gets thorn Into shape for contests
on fhe emder path.
Indoor aad Onvtdeer Work.
Often the question has been raLed
throughout tho college world: "Is the in
door man as good as an outdoor man anl
cam an Indoor man equal his marks oh t 3
Sth" In the Middle West tins qu?sU n
s been answered often. Take the ex
ample of B. B. Smith, the crack mile Tin
ner of the "maroon" team last year II 3
made a record at the Notre Dame in 3 or
meet which, at that time, was consider ..
a wonderful Indoor petormance and ( w
months later he not only equaled his mark
and lowered It on several occasions but .a
several trials en Manman field be ga.a
every evidence of being able to break a y
Indoor record for tho event
In the case of sprinters and sho't-dl.-tance
men, tho queetton also has been ai
swered affirmatively. W. A. Maloney cf
the "maroons." created a place for him
self by his indoor work. His battles on tha
indoor path were equally as good as tfoso
on the cinder traok. Not only can th33
eases be sited, but hundreds, of other mer
irt the Western colleges last year proved
themselves to be good performers boti
Indoors and outdoors.
The development of a track team I3 ore
of the most Interesting tasks before tho
trainer. The success ot A. A. Stagg, of ti-
university of Chicago, in developing mei
and hi his athletic "finds," has erafe!
considerable interest among West" .
schools, many of wWch are pursuing fo
methods of the system which Stagg uses
Although the system used by the mar 301
coach la hot Ws own. there are enoug'
changes in the method m use by him to
disguise It and make It seem different
from any that Is In vogue at the prese"
time at any of the colleges of the country
Interests His Men.
iith a comparatively small body cf
aten to choose from, Stagg has undubt
edfy tho record for developing a team o it
of nothing-. It Is on this basts the untv
slty man has been given all the ordi
Starting out in January with a lot ot
men who take gymnasium work simp
because thoy have to, Stagg begins as
tern of work within a week which tak3
off all the sdge of the compulsory side of
the work and gets the men Interest 3 1
their task by holding trials now and t -Unconsctouslr,
tho men show what ti"
csm do, and before the end of the we
the eoach has h his well-trained eje a
future for each of Ms men.
Three or four classes make up abou1 60
men, all of whom he carefully wat h"
and notes every particular of their wrk
Toward the end of the month he calls oi
his old men and has tLem work wim l-n
new men, wHh the reeult that the nov s
learn a few tricks and also get a f w
pe4nt8 toward the development of ti -stride.
Bvery week day of the month f s
takes placa, and the men respond to t o
work wtth such interest that It gives 1 e
coach considerable encouragement a" 3
with the assistance of the track capta a
the work of developing a team for Li3
year goes en.
The best of the new men are taken out
and grven trials to see what they can do
and one of the best tricks worked in the
university gymnasium Is that of sending
the now men around one mp of the tracs
to do their best Although the record is .
the neighborhood of 15 4-8 seconds, 17 sec
ends for a new man is regarded by the
eoacbes and tho captain as being a credl'
ibte mark. The freshman or novice whi
oueceeds hr making it In less time than
sfll Is ah-saoV on his way to success.
Bringing; Out Sprinter.
So far of the lot of men who came out
this year all but two went around in lrs
than f.l8i whtls 11 have done It in Ipsa
than .. They are Captain Maloney
Fred Maloney. Horton. the Morgan Park
athlete; WelHngWi, Dan Trude. of 'as'
ysar's relay team, Nelson, Sutherland,
Pettet, and Hammond Captain Ma'o
ny last week equaled the record of Hy
man, who made the mark many years
But this hs not all. Tho men are not
stopped at this particular point, for the
next trick te psrform that of gojrg
around two or throe times, and so on up
to the- quarter mile, and tho man Who can
go a quarter on tho university track in
keg" than a minute has a good chance av
the track team. Those who can do It j.a
less are reasonably sure of a chance 1
try for tho relay team which will gn t
Philadelphia this spring to most the teams
of other schools
Tho long-dtetance men are found by o i
or means. Usually it Is the man wbo - a.
stand the pace set by the old men. hut t a
man wbo can stand tha Jog of 12 or l
laps and does it in good form stands e-- .
a setter chance. Tho development of ? ht so
men Is a little harder taek, for it is i s
er and few of them are turned out S 1
Stagg has a number f Ms last ya'3
team te refer upon, and he has aev ri.
promtstoer mod ef tats year's class upon
whom he can depend.
For the other extorts, such as the d
contests, the ininHintatf are men who h x a
the knack ef doing these: tricks, and ' " r
form and deveiepmeat are net taken t" o
account by the epoch tin later m
season. Hecsebberger win undoubf1
give the mod pointers m the pole .1,
The sbotpntting squad! ts stronger f Is
year than any which has represented f 0
university of Chicago. The addition of
the football men hem given impct. 0
this branch, and 'varsity records w -always
have been low. are going fast ' -seveeai
ef the men have broken all v-t
hte; marks and are showing-such impr
ment the everything points to a sue :s
ful weight squad at the "Midway 9cho
Stgs men win be particularly x ?
1Mb sens on with hsdoer meets an7
8taggs BBlHome of holding a meet c v
ammemy carries through he will undo 10'
edtr mere the strong team In his x?e
stcWct awl wl make e, seven bid for ths
JWeesrx chnmpttnrmf.-Chftwgo Tribune.