PART THREE PAGES 1 7 TO 30 VOL. XXIII. PORTLAND, OREGON. SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 4, 1904. 30- " 49. n MULTNOMAH DEFEATS ASTORIA 21-0 Clufcmen Make Four Touchdowns and Kick One Goal News and Gossip in the "World of Sports Easy Victory for Multnomah Atorla& Play a Plucky Game But Are No Hatch for Clubmen. IT was a scream- The press agent of a musical comedy would have found In-, cplratlon there. Eleven tall Multnomah boys waded through as many from As toria In a most excruciating way. They made four touchdowns and. kicked one goal score 21 to 0 and It was very funny to see. But Astoria failed to find amuse ment when the large lads bearing down on the goal slammed them around. The Astorians were up here onco be fore this season and played very nice football, holding down the clubbers to one score, but this time they could not do it. Multnomah had. some big mcnJ and never feel it. There was one named!; Stow, who played in the line and carried the Dall very well, and a couple of half backs, Corbett and Lonergan, pushed and pulled along by Dolph, the fullback, who were dandles and no mistake. That man Lonergan is a pippin. Likewise he Is an Irishman and the hardest man to stop oh earth. He is as active as a roach and will not stay down. An Astorian would now and then hit him and hold on for a second. Thereafter Lonergan would turn three somersaults, execute a lizard like movement from under a dozen legs and Imitate the movements of a snake till he got on his feet again, and then pome other opponent would have to take a try at him. It was a very pleasant game to watch. The players did not seem to take them selves as seriously as usual and passed a line of badinage with their friends on the side lines. That Is, the clubbers did this. The visitors were too busy. But they had their friends, who did double duty for them. It is unusual for an out islde team to have the best of it in cheer ing on Multnomah Field, but they did yesterday. The clubmen on the side lines seemed to be having a very nice time watching the acrobatic movements of Mr. Lonergan et al. i ' The game really did not amountjfto much from a football standpoint. Astoria did not seem to know much about tack ling and such things, and got in the -'road and got kicked in the head at wrong times and was not there when the fellow with the ball was scooting around some where. But still it was very pleasant to see. The kick-oft to Corbett was returned by him to the middle of the field. So As toria had the ball and In the first two downs made yardage. Cries of "Encore" from the Astorians on the shelves. But a fumble regained and five yards of lost ground, followed by a fake pass, which was no fake, and Multnomah had a trial at ground-gaining. Lonorgan. it will be remembered, made a fast fullback in the Oregon game, but was a little shy on interference, as he had had about one practice. Yesterday he was where lie belonged at half and he made a most excellent runner. He could do anything. H) even made ground through, right guard, the stoutest place cn the Astoria line. Lonorgan- and Corbett and Stow and Dolph all made ground one way or another, it did not really, make much difference where, till Stow lifted his herculean shoulders out of the bunch and ran 15 yards, with Corbett bowling over all ambitious Astorians who wanted to stop the runner. But he was landed at last and Johnson made a successful quarterback run of olght yards, toppling over on the one-yard line, held fast by the legs, so he could not squltm. Lonorgan, putting up about four times as much fight as was necessary, made the touchdown. Then Lonergan held the ball, while Stow did not kick the goal. It was something like that all the time afterwards, Astoria showing an inclina tion to misunderstand signals and go amuck. Then there were some large men like Grieve and Van Voorhees and Rln toul and "Little Eva" Ross, who sort of leaned ovor and pushed people out of their way so they could get at the run ner. They spoiled some very pretty runs that way. And by the way. Just to give the other fellows some credit, that cen ter. Bays, of Astoria, did much more than is usually expected of a center. Ho was the best tackier Astoria had and if the balls he passed were not always caught, that was not his fault, he sent them true enough. Before the first half was ended, Corbett . lifted himself out of the mess and ran away down the field for the second touch down. Stow kicked the goal this time. And that was all there, was doing In the first half that amounted to anything, though It lasted quite a while afterward. The second half was about a minute old when Lonergan took It into his Irish head that hf would like to make one of thbpo sensational runs. So the quarter back gave him the ball, and ho 'sprinted off down the field all by himself, except for a few others, who got In bis way, and made him run fast and shake his head till he had made the score stand 16 to 0. Stow kicked the ball out to Lonergan so as to havo it somewhere near where ha could kick It from. But he kicked it 40 yards out, and when he tried to make the goal, he found it much too hard to do. Multnomah made some substitutions here, and after a time there was another touchdown made by Uoran. The line-up: M. A. A; C. Position. Astorias. Jordan L. E. R Jones Stow ,.L. T. R Sutton Ross L. -G. R Gammal Grve, Rlntoul C Bays Van Vorhles....R. G. L Mlaard Klrkley, G'ult..R. T. L Blair Dowling (capt.), Crosby R. E. L Hughes Johnson, Murphy.. Q Stockton (capt.) Corbett L. H. R Graham Lonergan Ho- ran : R. H. L Painter Dolph F. Abercrombie IN THE VARIOUS CLUBS. Portland Oarsmen Will Engage a Coach Activity In Other Sports. The new board of the Portland Row ing Club is now beginning to take active steps toward the development of the club during the coming season. Sev eral plans are on foot which are expected to be of great advantage to the club and to aid in its progress. The selection of a professional coach has received consid erable attention, and it has been decided that such is almost a necessity. To this end communication has been opened with several of the Eastern cracks, and after a full consideration it has been practically decided to engage Dan Murphy. It is ex pected that a contract will be dgned very soon and that Murphy will be here in time to engage In the early Spring work. The Portland oarsmen are determined to make this coming season the banner year of their history, and tho enthusiasm displayed at this early date augurs well for their expectations. The open handicap handball tournament of the Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club has been postponed one week. The doubles will be held on December 12 and the singles on the ISth. The entry list shows a keen Interest In this tourna ment, and It will undoubtedly prove to bo one of the most Interesting of this "Win ter's athletic events. Interest in basketball Is now increasing, and although a little late in getting start ed tho club boys will soon be ready to meet all comers.; The only scheduled game at present is that to be played by tho second team with the Y. M. C. A. on December 9. The first team has Just be gun practice, but expects to get into good playing shape within two weeks. Nego tiations are now in progress for games with Dallas, Salem and Monmouth. It is the intention to get up as Interesting a schedule as possible for this season, and the team is open for games with any club. The usual lull following a big event was experienced in the Multnomah Club's football matters last week. It was a hard matter to get the boys out to practice, and they turned out only one night. It has been decided that for the 'remainder of the season prac tice will only be held twice each "week. It Js felt that the players are all in good shape now, and that the only work really needed is signal practice. Then the fact that tho team has al ready gone through a hard season, and still has four more games for this month, makes It advisable that the men should not be worked too hard. It is rcgretablo that Murphy finds himself unable to continue in his po sition on the team. His absence -will be keenly felt in the generalship on the field, whllo it -will bo hard to find a substitute for his punting abilities and all-round playing. Murphy will still coach tho team, however, and this Is a matter of satisfaction. Ho has worked like a Trojan this season, lit erally whipping the men Into shape, and too much credit cannot be given for what ho has accomplished. Arrangements are now being mado for bringing to tho Lewis and Clark Fair the complete exhibit of tho North American Gymnastic Union, which has been on ex hibition at the St. Louis Fair. The proj ect Is in the hands of the local branch of the Union, tho Portland Social Turn Vercln. and if spaco can be secured there is no doubt but what the exhibit will be brought here, tho Portland society bear ing all expenses Incurred in its removal. The North American Gymnastic Union, composed of a membership of tho various Turn Vcrelns throughout tho United States, maintains a National school of physical culturo at Milwaukee. Wis., for the purpose of training teachers for Its various members. An exhibit In the form of an educational feature was prepared for the St. Louis Fair, and consists of a miniature model gymnasium. Models of every modern gymnastic appliance aro also exhibited, together with many fea ture photographs. The exhibit attracted a great deal of attention In SL Louis, and the Portland society has worked hard to secure its appearance here. A space of 34 feet by 31 feet Is needed, and If this can bo secured tho exhibit will cer tainly bo brought out. CARTOONIST MURPHY TAKES A GLIMPSE ' c - n.cTu . Mill l 1 JL?' X-k ..Ct amlnten ui fi mL a&Srr& BATTLING NETSON", "WHO IS MATCHED TO FIGHT JIMMY EIUTT. : s : : , : The Indoor Baseball Season Opens Schedule of Games That "Will He Played at the Armory Tula "Winter. THE Indoor baseball season, which opened at the Armory last night, has a long run before it, all tho way to next April. There was an attempt to cut It down so that it would end tho last of February, but as every company had to play about every other company. It could not be done. A few games wero shoved neck and crop Into the middle of the week, but Saturday night is the only real time for indoor baseball in tho Armory, and it was thought best not to interfere with custom too greatly. This game of the padded ball and broom stick bat Is much In favor with militia men, and year after year they get up their league and hammer away with the broom stick, and now they are at It again. It Is worth any one's while who likes fun to attend this scries of games. Those liv ing within a block or so of the Armory might as well go on the night of an ex citing contest, for they will not bo able to hear one another talk for tho noise that will bo abroad, and they will be gain ers by getting in on tho sport. Pessimists are recommended tho entertainment espe cially. They need only watch somo 15-ycar-old girl rooting for the winning side, or for the losing side, cither, for that matter, and they will feel better for a week till the next game Is due. However the bystander may view It, tho game Is taken In all seriousness by the players and rooters and Is worth the while. It is a sport for quick players. The shortstops stand about ten feet from the tip of the bat. The diamond is small. Running bases Is a matter of fractions of seconds. A Sfr-foot hit; is a good one. It's a shifty game on an fsphalt floor. When tho schedule which Is given be low Is run out, there will, be a post-season series of games. In which tho Y. M. C. A. and tho Multnomah Club will take part, and the championship of the city will be played for. The Armory schedule follows: Thursday, December S E. F. Saturday, December 10 B. C. Saturday, December 17 First Batterr, E. Saturday, January 7 C, K. Saturday. January 14 First Battery, F. Saturday, January 21, C, H. Saturday. February 4 B..K. "Wednesday. February 8 F, K. Saturday, February 11 B, E. Saturday, February 18 First Battery, C. Saturday, February 25 H, F. Saturday, March 4 First Battery, K. "Wednesday. March 8 B, H. Saturday, March 11 B. F. Saturday, March 18 First Battery, B. Tuesday, March 21 F. C. Saturday, March 25 E, K. Umpires George Ottstedt, First Battery; X. "Williams, Company B: Lieutenant Ormandy, Company B; Fred "West, Company C; Captain Doble. Company H; A. E Jenkins, Company K; Glllnor, Company F. Spit Ball Over-Rated. The "spit ball," according to Doc New ton, Is a much overrated delivers", and one that will speedily put itself out of tho game. Newton ought to know the truth of what he says when he declares: "This 'spit ball' will ruin any man's arm who makes a practice of throwing It. It Isn't so much anyhow. Chesbro lost the pen nant for the New York American League Club with it- Tho man doesn't live that con control a 'spit ball,' for the pitcher himself doesn't know where or how it will break. It is no such new thjng. Few men will ever get It down fine enough so that it will be any value to them, and throwing It will always be taking a chance of a wild pitch. Just watch how long these 'spit ball' pitchers last, and see if I'm right" AT THE MULTNOMAH Nelson Hard Game for Britt If the Cnllforalaa Keeps HI Head, the Dane Will Have a Fierce Battle. BY WILI G. MACRAE. WHEN Battling Nelson and James Ed ward Britt face each other on the night of December 20, those .fight fans who are lucky enough to havo a ringside seat will say that it was one bright red night. Britt saw the Chlcagoan wade through one of tho best infighters in tho game, big or little,' and James saw how easily Nelson beat the Denverite at his own game. It was undoubtedly this that mado Britt say after. the fight that .the Dane would glvo him tho hardest battle of his career In caso they wero matched. Manager James Coffroth, who makes the battles for the Yosemlte Club, had hl3 eye on the winner, and lost no tlmo bringing tho boys together. Coffroth la one of tho few fight managers In tho business who Is ever looking out to bring tho best of the fighting talent together. He knows a good fight when he sees one. and being a man who Is in the fighting game as much because he Hke3 it as for the money thero Is in it, there Is never any scandal connected with any of tho mills that he puts on. The Nclson-Brltt fight. If Britt will keep his head, will bo a hard one to pick the winner. It will almost be a case of take your cholco and write your own ticket. Nelson has made a host of friends dur ing the short two years that he has been before the public, and for that reason Britt will hardly be a 2-to-l favorite over VICTORS AND THE ASTORIA VANQUISHED the Dane, as was Corbett. The battle between Corbett and Nelson was carded as the featherweight championship, but it was not such, owing to Britt's victory over Corbett. At that Nelson must be considered at the top of his division, for "Britt went out of his class when he met Gans, and because there Is a strong doubt about Britt being able to fight below the lightweight limit. The boys' fight, ac cording to Coffroth's telegram to me. Is at 132 pounds, which Is a pound below the lightweight limit and above the feather weight. Technically, the boys will battle for the feather-weight championship, but neither one of them will be anywhere near that mark. Nelson's Meteoric March. Nelson's meteoric march to the top of the division of little scrappers has been marvelous, to say the least. Two years ago he was an unknown quantity beyond the limits of Chicago, while right now, on his victory over Corbett, he is hailed as the best fighter at his weight In the country. His defeat of "Spider" Welsh, of San Francisco, brought him before the "Western fight fans. He was not taken seriously, however, until he tucked away Martin Canole. When he beat Eddy Han Ion so decisively, the pugilistic world gave him the recognition that he had been battling for. It also made It possible for him to meet and defeat Young Corbett. The Dane, since he began his upward career, has not been averse to meeting Britt, Corbett and even Gans, or any other boy In his class. He was willing to step out of his class to engage Gans, and he told me that, on the negro's show ing before' Britt, he, Nelson, could beat him Inside of ten rounds. Hard Fight to Forecast. The result of the fight between Nelson and Britt will be hard to forecast. Both boys fight on about the same lines, which Is to tear and slug for all that there Is In them. Neither knows much about fancy sparring. This Is a branch of the fight ing, game they have not mastered, and those who see the fight can rest assured that they will see a battle pure and sim ple. Tho weight 133 pounds, fits them like a comfortable shoe, so neither will have much of an advantage when they meet. In gamencss and capacity for tak ing punishment there is nothing to choose between them. Neither has dissipated, and the only thing that one has on the other Is Nelson's coolness under fire. The Dane refused to be muddled by Corbett's kidding. The Denver boy tried his hand at stalling, but he found the Chlcagoan forever boring In. and then the Jig was up. Britt Is notorious for losing his head. He may havo learned a great lesson In the last fight, one that should at least last him as long as he fights. If Britt gets stung by a few of Nelson's hard wallops and loses his head, he will run second, Just as sure as he lives. DOGS ARE NOT TO BLAME. Valley Pothunters Exterminate Game in Closed Seasons. PORTLAND, Dec. 2. (To the Sporting Editor.) In regard to Sunday's article under tho head, "No Dogs for Chinese Pheasants," may I venture a short reply to "Valley Sportsman," who characterizes Portland and city sportsmen a3 game hog3 and pothunters, describing how the city man with his trained dog exterminates the birds, but admits that most of the birds are killed before the first of October. thereby giving the city sportsmen a very small chance at them. Ho now crios, "Stop the use of dogs," so that the Val ley sportsman can take pot shots at a whole covey whenever he may choose to do so. What sport! Valley sportsmen sneak on a flock of ducks as they are resting and feeding and empty the con tents of their pumpguns at them. Re sultthose left alive never come back to those grounds, and Valley sportsmen say Portland hunters aro to blame because they put out feed and tako chances at wing shots. The sportsman with a trained dog enjoys seeing the dog work and tramping the woods and fields as much as killing birds. If Valley sports men will let the birds go until the first of October, they will be strong of wing and fast sprinters, and need no protection that the present law does not afford. Very few sportsmen will object to the 51 hunt ing license, If It will help protect tho birds from the Valley sportsmon during the closed season. WILLARD A. ROBERTS. Dick Welles Has Retired. Dick Welles may have made his last appearance on the turf. J. B. Respcss says he will breed ten of hl3 own mares to Dick Welles next Spring, and permit tho samo number of outside marcs to bo mated to him. Respcss Is making his Ohio farm a pre tentious breeding plant. He has two other stallions In service, Maceo and Belle's Commoner, and upward of thirty mares. Respcss hopes to be able after two or three years to have a stable of racers all of his own breeding. Ho says public opinion Is against him In hl3 ef forts to establish a successful breeding farm in tho Buckeye state, but he Is go ing to test the experiment, and if In two or three years he finds no good results he will transplant his establishment to the blue grass and begin anew. Sporting Comment of the Week Brief Opinions on Happening la Athletics Oregon Takes Football Defeat Gracefully. IT was very gratifying to see the sportsman like manner in which Oregon took defeat from Multnomah in the Thanksgiving football game, and apparently the feeling of satisfaction, of a good licking well taken, was com mon to all the Oregon supporters. The Eugene Register has published an edi torial, complimenting the Multnomah team on "the manner of their play, ' and saying theirs was a "gentleman's game. These and a few other bouquets scattered through a quarter of a col umn of the Register show that since this game, the feeling In the Valley towards Multnomah has been much Im proved and it is hoped that all the Valley colleges will come in time to realize that Portland's athletic club is composed of gentlemen and not of ruf fians. OUNG CORBETT'S defeat was a terrific blow to his many admir ers. The 'shock to them was as great as his first victory over Terry McGov- ern was to the "Terrible" one's friends. It is hardly probable that Nelson will listen to a return match with the Den ver nugget until he has met Britt. Thjs should make a great fight. If the match 13 made It should be a better betting proposition than his fight with Corbett. Corbett's defeat Is a double one, for he has lost his position in the ranks of the little fellows and Is not overburdened with golden sheckels. He must fight again and fight soon, for he must have bet a chunk on himself to beat Nelson, for he considered himself a l-to-20 shot over the Dane. In view of the fact that Corbett must fight soon, it would not be surprising to see a match between Mc Govern and the Denverite. This fight will attract a great deal of attention, for both are ex-champions. PARKE WILSON, who tried to please the fickle Seattle fans, it is an nounced will bo manager of Uncle Hank Harris' Seals next season. It was a fore gone conclusion that Wilson would suc ceed Charley Irwin as soon as It was made known that Teddy Goodman had traded Tommy Leahy and Pitcher Bar ber for Wilson. Wilson, while he has not said so, must have been very glad to get out of Seattle. Wilson Is not a good mixer, but he Is a corking good catcher. Because he -would not mix and peddle the hot air with the Sound City fans. ho was despised, and iot even his brilliant playing could make amends. What Captain Irwin will do Is not known, but he is too good a ballplayer to be out of the game when the umpire says "play ball." THE newspapers of Baltimore wel comed Al Herford, Gans manager, on his return from San Francisco, and the Jewish fight mogul had a whole lot to say about the fight. Ho says ol Britt that he is the best 133-poun5 man in the. world, barring Gans, and In tho same breath ho tells how lucky his dingy was in winning from the Californlan. Tho best part of Her ford's whole interview Is his statement that he intends retiring from the fight ing game on January 1. This bit oi news seems too good to be true. Hcr ford's retirement will be welcomed whenever it comes, for be and his negro have left an unsavory trail behind them. Joe Gans himself was a great fighter, and his queer lights were never framed up by him. Tho fakes showed the handiwork of Herford. Indoor baseball and basketball are the chief points of interest in the Y. M. C. A.'s athletic work now, and their season is well under way. Basketball takes the lead, and the local Associa tion Basketball League comprises seven teams the Tigers, Leaders, 5:15 Class, Second 5:15 Class, Noon Class, Evening Class and the I. B. C's. The Tigers, who head the league, play an exceedingly fine game of clean basket ball. A schedule has been arranged for this league so that two games are played each week. Tho series will continue to and include Christmas week, when a carnival of games will bo hold. Tho "All Stars." the first team of the association, are now practicing hard each week and gradually rounding Into good shape. Manager NelsOn is in cor respondence with a number of teams, and expects to have his Winter sched ule arranged within a short time. As at present planned tho team will take a trip through British Columbia dur ing the early part of January.