Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (July 9, 1905)
CURRENT GOSSIP IN THE WORLD OF SPORT
Racing Attendance Good at Seattle Portland Should
Find Oakland Easy Competitor.
THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, JULY 9, 1905:
Seattle Keeps Up Attendance
HORATIUS PROVES WINNER
interesting Events at the Celebration
Handicap and Ijate Gossip at
the 'Turf on the North
By CharW U McCarthy.
SEATTLE. July S. (Special.) In
spite of the faot that Seattle had al
ready had more than 30 days of rac
ing:, more than enough for a city of
its size, over 8000 persons turned out
Tuesday to witness the running of the
celebration handicap and seven other
races. The day was perfect and the
racing of the best.
Horatius. the popular idol of 1903,
was making- his first appearance at
the Meadows in two years. He had re
ceived a special preparation for the
race, and Tobe Ramsey, his owner and
trainer, made no secret of the fact that
lie thought the son of Odd Fellow a
certain winner. The public was, of
course, loyal to Horatius, and he was
backed for thousands of dollars at
prices ranging even money to 7 to 5.
Mindanao was a heavily supported sec
ond choice, while Circus was the medi
um" of an intended coup. His stable
was of the opinion that with only 93
pounds to cary he couldn't lose, and it
backed him accordingly. Hugh Mc
Gowan and St. George, Jr.. were the
outsiders, and received considerable
support. To a perfect start Jockey
Wright took St. George to the front
and passed the stand with a slight
load. over Mindanao. Horatius trailed
in the rear. Once straightened out in
the back stretch. Wright gave St.
George his head, and the big black
bounded away from Mindanao and ob
tained a lead of two lengths. But his
advantage was short lived, as Min
danao set sail for him on the upper
turn and quickly wrested the lead
from the McLaughlin horse. Almost
simultaneously with Mindanao's move
Ivy Powell started riding Hortaius,
and as they swung for home Mindanao
and Horatius were head and head, with
the others plainly beaten off. Min
danao fought it out gamely, but ho
was up .against a horse that outclassed
him, and Horatius won very cleverly
by a length, with Powell sitting per
fectly still. Hugh McGowan closed up
some ground In the stretch and finished
a fair third. SL George stopped to
nothing In the stretch and finished just
ahead of Circus, who was never a con
tender. The time, 2:06U. broke the
track t record, and had Horatius been
forced out he would have run close to
2:05. The race was worth $900 to the
winner. The vletory of Horatius was,
of course, very popular, and he re
ceived tremendous a'pplause as the
floral horseshoe was placed around his
neck.' Few in the great crowd were
aware that the son of Odd Fellow was
almost totally blind, and in a race de
pended entirely upon his jockey.
The best Held of sprinters seen at
the Meadows in some time met in the
flve-furlong race, which was run after
the big race. TocOlow and Whisky
King were equal favorites, but the big
8-year-old, Laidlaw, cleverly' beat them
both, in the fastest flve-furlong race
ever ran at the Meadows 0:59?i. Billy
Mahan rushed into the lead at the
start, but H. L. Frank quickly collared
him, and they ran head and head to the
final sixteenth, where both collapsed.
Loague brought Laidlaw up at this
stage, and he was just In time, as
Tocolaw closed with a rush on Hie
outside, and would have beaten Lald
law in another stride. Whisky King
was In a pocket all the way, and could
never get through. There has been
little excitement out of the ordinary
connected with the racing the past
week. The attendance has held up
remarkably well, and will probably In
crease from now to the end of the
On Monday there was a little event
run off which was not down on the pro
gramme. There were 10 starters in
the second race at four furlongs, and
on the way to the post Agnes Mack
trailed along far behind the others.
When the horses reachod the post
Starter Duke failed to note the ab
sence of Agnes, and, seeing a chance
for a good break, the first time the
horses turned around he pulled tho
barrier and sent them away. Jockey
Williams Immediately turned Agnes
Mack around and galloped toward the
Ftand about 20 lengths In front of his
field. Judge Egbert at once sent the
horses back to the post, and in the run
off Agnes Mack led to the final six
teenth and looked a sure winner when
Stewart, the hard-riding colored boy.
brought. Can't Tell, a 20-to-l shot, up
on the rail and nosed out Agnes Mack
In the last stride. Had Williams came
on about his business, instead of look
ing around, he could not have lost.
Jockey Loaguc now leads the jockey,
with Jimmy Clark an easy second.
Loaguc will probably Increase his lead,
as Starter Duke has suspended Clark
for a week.
Mrs. Coffey continues to lead the
owners, although Gill Summers Is a
close second and may take the lead
before the end of the meeting.
The Pride livened matters up a lit
tle on Thursday by winning at 40 to 1.
The old rogue has been very Inconsist
ent this season and has either sulked
or been left at the post in about two
thirds of his starts.
GHAMPIOXS DRESS ODDLY.
Women, at Least, Do Xot Come Up
The woman champion Is not always
as careful about dress as some of the
women who see her think that she
ought to be. One of the spectators at
a recent golf tournament felt a sort of
personal indignation that she hid been
deprived of seeing the crack player
dressed as she ought by rule to have
"When I heard she was going to
play," this woman said with great dis
gust, "I went down from the clubhouse
piazza especially to get a good view' of
her. I could hardly believe my eyes.
There she was In a' white duck skirt of
the tight style of several Summers ago
and flared about the bottom. With
that she wore a faded pink shirtwaist
so far from the belt of her skirt that
it had to be held to It by a safety-pin.
But the worst of all was a pink tulle
bow tied around the neck of her shirt
waist and puffed in the back. That
was too much for me. I started back
to the piazza and stopped only to sec
that she had on tan pumps."
"Did the clothes affect her playing?"
asked one of the women with her.
"Not a bit," ansvcred the first wom
an. "She won everything."
The champion is often disappointing
In other sports. One of the women
who could do more than any of the
others with a motor-car down on the
Jersey coast last Summer was most
dlsheartenlngly unsportsmanlike in
"She was a wonder," sa'd one of the
same party of women, "and she was
better than some of the chnuffeurs In
handling tho racing machines. But
how she used to rig herself up! Ths
day she won her race at the automo
bile show- she appeared In an old-fashioned
blue velvet skirt, a peekaboo
shirtwaist and a pink chiffon hat. The
only thing she wore to suggest that
she was In an automobile were her
gloves and goggles."
"I shall never forgot the tennis tour
nament I saw at Newport several years
ago.' one of the women said when her
turn came. "The "woman champion was
English. She came out o tho court,
and the women who had never seen her
before could scarcely keep from gasp
ing out their surprise. She had on a
white linen dress very much embroid
ered, and was unmistakably rouged.
Her figure was so stiff that she looked
as if she might have on Iron corsets.
Over her face as far down as her
mouth was drawn a white veil.
"In spite of this apparently inappro
priate get-up, she lived up to her rep
utation. Corsets, veil and oven tho
pointed and high-heeled white canvas
shoes she had on could not stop her.
She beat everybody."
OLD MAN OP BASEBALL SAID TO
BE COMING TO PORTLAXD.
Fans Wonder If n Man No Longer
Wanted In Portland Is to Be
Part Owner of Giants.
So the ancient and honorable Peter
Lohman, who severed his connections
with the Oakland baseball team only
when his name no ItniRer appeared on
the payroll, is coming to Portland.
Why Pete Lohman? ask the fans.
He hns been a great baseball captain.
This statement Is put in the past tense,
because Pete Lohman. like many others,
is passing, and should be allowed to pass.
What good can this man do for baseball
In Portland? Is another question the gos
?lps are asking. If he, after the years
he has spent as a factor In the game
for Oakland, was not good enough to lead
the Commuters longer, what good can
he do for Portland? Nothing.
Who payK any attention to Pete Loh
man not the players, for there never
was a ma,n who wore a baseball uni
form and held the position of captain
and manager, who was regarded with
less respect than this same Ijohman. His
players- have never taken him seriously.
He has been the butt of every curse
word known to profanity, and every joke
that could be concocted. This Is not alto
gether his fault. This foil to his lot
simply because he could not handle men.
Personally, Pete Lohman is not a bad
sort, but he falls a thousand miles short
of being of any value to Portland. When
he was with Oakland the entire team was
pulling against each other. If he came
to Portland and had anything to say
about the management of the Giants,
the same thing would happen.
Lohman may have some money to in
vest In baseball. That's been his busi
ness for perhaps several years longer
than those usually allotted to man, yet
there Is no reason why Portland should
be burdened with "the old man of base
ball." Old men. men who have grown
old In any service, havo their place, but
Lohman's place Is not with the Giants.
Let him take bis money and Invest It
somewhere else, here is one city that has
suffered long enough. Manager Walter
McCredle. because he is new In the po
sition as manager, may make mistakes,
but he has given to Portland the best
ball team In many years. He should be
Sad Farewell to Mr. Duffy.
That Arthur Duffy no longer Is Invin
cible at his favorite distances his record
In Australia Is jiroof. The great George
town flyer's trip to the annlpodcs was not
overburdened with success. In fact, he
fared worse than In any undertaking In
.ill his career on the cinder patth, and the
honors he acquired were few and far
between, and did not merit unusual com
ment. His best showing was a dead heat
at 1C0 yards with the crack Australian
sprinter, Nigel Baker, of Sydney Uni
versity. Duffy cannot complain of strangeness pf
surroundings nor offer n excuse that he
was not acclimated. The fact is he has
soen his best days, which statement Is
likely to be borne out when he competes
In the English championships next month.
At Stamford bridge he will meet the
?ilck of British sprinters, and. while
England does out excel in short distance
running. 6he Is branching out. and year
by year Is developing letter men In the
"hundred." so that Daffy Is sure to meet
stubborn resistance nnd probable defeat.
He no longer Is at the age when a sprinter
Is at his best, and, like Wefers and Tewks
bury, his passing from the public uaze
will come In due course of time.
Wnddcll a Wrestler, Too.
"Ever hear of the time George La
Chance tried to turn a trick on Rubc
Waddell and got badly fooled?" asked
Hobe Ferris, the scrappy little Bos-ton
second baseman, during a recent fanning
bee. "Well, we were playing Philadelphia
a few years ago. and as It had been an
nounced that Waddell was going to pitch.
Big George said to Collins: 'I'm going to
fix "Rube" so we will hit him all over
the field.' Now. as you know. 'Rube' Is
j willing to wrestle any one. and George
challenged him to a friendly bout. Right
on the grass they sailed In. La. Chance
trying hard to get a hammerlock on
'Rube's left arm. so that ho could put It
out of business for the afternoon. But
after six or seven minutes' fooling 'Rube
got a fall, and then, much to the disgust
of La Chance and Collins, he shut Boston
out with four hits and fanned 12 of us.
getting George three times. I suppose.'
said Collin?, after the game, to La
Chance, 'that If you had wrestled tn
minutes longer "Rube" would have shut
us out without a hit and struck out i"0
ever Owned Four Shirts."
Kitty Bransfield. the Phillies first base
man, is In need of shirts. The manager
vt the Southern Hotel of St. Louis,
where the Quakers stopped, has been
showing some-lofil fans some telegraphic
corretpondence that has passed between
his desk clerk and the manager of the
Phillies. These mcsages -explain thorn
selves. The first came from Chicago,
where the Phillies played after leaving
St. Louis. It read: "Bransfield left four
shirts at Southern. Please express same
here. Signed, Hugh Duffy."
Here's the answer:
"Hugh Duffy. Philadelphia Club, Chi
cago, 111.: You're a 1 . Bransfield
never owned four shirts. What do you
think the Southern Is? A haberdashery?
Signed. Jack Ryan."
Death Has Struck Many Play
ers Off the List.
YOUNGSTERS TO THE FRONT
Pacific Coast Has Produced Many
Famous Baseball Men and lias
Also Seen the Beat of
By Harry O'Hager.
The death of Zcttleln, the once famous
pitcher, which occurred a few weeks ago,
of Doug Allison, some two years past,
the demise of Tom Foley, a few months
previous and about the same time that
of Harry Wright and Andy Leannord,
have taken away some of the old land
marks, which helped to make the National
game famous In the decades of 3D or more
Ztttleln was a young German, who be
came Infatuated with baseball soon after
he landed In this country and twirled the
sphere in the palmy days of the ola
"Excelsiors," of Brooklyn, the "Hay
makers." of Troy, the "Eckfords" and
"Mutuals" of New York. This was in
ONE OF CHICAGO'S BOWLERS, NOW IN PORTLAND, AND
Kd C'apen, of Portland.
the closing days of the sixties, and the
pitchers of that time could be counted
on your finger's ends.
The most noted were Zettlcln. Bobby
Matthews. Arthur Cummings and Algy
McBride: lator came Tommy Bond, one
of the first to control the curve, and
who afterward became famous by as
sisting the Boston "Reds" to hold the
championship for four consecutive years.
Previous to those I have just mentioned
were Crelghton, an Englishman who came
over to teach the Americans how to play
cricket. He was a speedy bowler, but
becoming Infatuated with America's Na
tional game. Joined the old "Eckfords"
of New York, and was the first to pitch
the under-hand ball. They called It
"throwing" in those days, and Crelghton
was known as" the "Demon Thrower."
Both Bobby Matthews and Cummings
claim the distinction of being the first
to discover the curve ball, but this has
never been decided.
Algy McBride was one of the greatest
pitchers of his day. and pitched for New
York and the old "Athletics" of Philadel
phia, which also had Bobble Matthews
on its staff. Fergy Malonc. now a lieu
tenant of police In Philadelphia, was Mc
Brlde's and Matthews old catcher. Mat
thews pitched splendid ball for 23 consecu
tive years, and the last time I saw him
pitch was in Allentown. Pa.. In 1S30. and
ho was just as speedy and as trloky as in
his palmiest days.
Younp Men Called Old.
It is very amusing for old toll players,
who have been through the mill, to note
the expressions of some of the younger
players of today. They call such men as
Charley Irvln of the Frisco team. Van
Buren of the Portland. Spies of Los An
geles. Hallman of Louisville, Pickering
of Columbus, Rube Waddell and Kid
Gleason. old-timers. Bid McPhec was
covering second base when Charley Irvln
left the City League team of Chicago to
play' third base for Cincinnati. He had
then leen playing ball for 20 years and
was old enough to be Irvln's father.
The oldest players In the Pacific Coast
League are Dad Lohman, Tim Flood and
Spies of Los Angeles, Van Haltren of
Oakland, and Van Buren of Portland.
The rest are youngsters compared with
pome who are playing ball today.
Jimmy McGulro. catcher of tho New
York American League, commenced play
ing ball 23 years ago for a seml-rrofos-5lonal
team of Hastings, Mich. Kitlridge,
the star catcher of the Washington, D.
(. team, of the same league, started his
professional rareer with the Qulncy, III.,
team In 161, and Klttrldge Is caned by
the ball players of today, an old-timer.
Gleason commenced .playing ball as
pitcher of the Willlamsport .team of
Wllllamsport. Pa.. In 1SS7. and Stahl. of
Boston, about 1JXM. at Fort Wayne. Ind.
Bid McPhec stopping playing ball only
a short time aco. Van Haltren. who Is
still playing ball, came Bvst from San
Francisco to New York about 15 years
bro. and there are many now In the dia
mond who have been playing ball for
over 15 years. .
Among the first Coast players who came
East and made a reputation were Morris
and Carroll, the famous battery from
'Frisco, who had done such wonderful
work on the Coast, and Morris was
heralded as a pitching wonder. This was
about IRSi. when the old American As
sociation was In the height of its slory
Morris and Carroll signed with Columbus
and they proved to bo all that was claimed
for them. Morris was a Utile blonde, a
south paw twlrler. and was about the
first to pitch the slow-drop ball. He
would tie himself up In a knot, and was
for a long time a terror to the heavy hit
ters of the American Association and
National League. A year later they were
purchased by Pittsburg, of the National
League, and they were the star battery
of that club for some time.
Morris was a puzzle to the baserunncrs
of those days: he would get the ball
over to first In the attitude of delivering
It. so quick that many of the best base
runners were caught time and time again,
before they discovered his trick. He had
such men as Curt Welsh. Joe Horning and
Tom Brown at his mercy, also such terri
fic sluggers as Big Dave Orr. Dan Brouth
ers, Pete Browning, Tip O'Xell and Mike
Kelly, and such scientific batsmen as
Fred Dunlap. Joo Horning. Ned Hanlon.
Arthur Whitney. Tom Mansell. Curt
Welsh. Milt West, John ORourke and
Peto Hotallng. guessinc. Fred Carroll,
his catcher, played brilliant ball up to
a few years ago and was a star In his
time. A year later there came from
Frisco another player who became famous
In the baseball arena one of the hardest
hitters and greatest third basemen that
was ever on the diamond. This player was
Jerry Denny. Denny was a magnificent
specimen of physical manhood: he was
over six feet tall and tipped the beam
at about 190 pounds. Denny was one of
the most terrific hitters In the American
Association and National League and was
one of the prettiest and speediest throw
era to bases I have ever seen. He was a
marvel In his time and 1 "doubt If there
ever has been his superior. Denny cov
ered third for the famous Indianapolis
team In and the Hoosler team of
that soason was one of hardest hitting
aggregations ever gotten together.
There was Denny. . third: Glasscock,
short: Bawctt. second, and ..big Lou
Schenick on first. Henney Boyle was
one of the twlrlers. and Bib Jack Kem
mcrcr. who afterwards caught for the
St. Louis Browns, was the principal back
stop of the Hoosler team
Old-TJmers Who Have Gone.
Speaking about old-timers who have
passed away In the last decade and who
were tho stars of the American, Inter
national and National Leagues in the
seventies nnd eighties were Silver Flint,
Mike Kelly, Kid Baldwin and Dick
Hlgham. Higham was a star catcher for
the old Syracuse and Buffalo teams In
the seventies and early eighties. He
died In Chicago about a year ago. Sliver
Flint was the great backstop In his day
and he, with Mike Kelly, were two of
tho brainiest, trickiest and speediest
throwers that ever pluyed ball. Both
were galnts and terrific bitters.
Kelly, who was known among the
rrank Drill, of Chicago.
baseball fraternity as the 10.000 beau
ty, commenced his ball playing career
as catcher for the old Manchester, N. H..
team in "To and his initial game was a 24
inning contest with the Harvard Univer
sity team which resulted In neither side
scoring. Ktrllj'-caught the gnme without
aSnask. glove or chest protector. His
fame soon spread and he soon became the
star catcher of the American Association
and National League. Kelly was popu
lar with all. and, like his old-time friend.
John L. Sullivan, was too good a fel
low. He died a few years ago and his
funeral was attended by one of the largest
crowds that a ball player ever had. Sliver
Flint caught some of the sncedlest Ditch
ers In the country in his day, among
them being "the only Nolan." Fred Gold
smith, Larry Corcoran and Ned Crane.
After the brotherhood season Flint retired
from the baseball arena and with Ned
Williamson, the one-time famous third
baseman of the Chicago White Stock
ings, went Into business at Chicago and
his death occurred a year later. As "poor
old Silver," as the boys call him. lay
In his coffin, over 20O5 people passed by
the casket to take a last look at the once
great catcher. The gnarled fingers, which
had once been straight and supple, were
broken, not one of them having es
caped. Many of the old guard who had
played with lilm In the past were pres
ent to pay their last respects to this
popular player, nnd many eyes were
moist. The coffin was literally burled in
One of the famous teams In years past,
which so many baseball lovers will re
member, was the Saginaw. Mich., team of
the old Northwestern League. Mr. C. H.
Wood, president of the new Peninsula
Bank, at Su Johns, the thriving suburb
of Portland, was the secretary and a
prominent stockholder In the team. This
was In '2. and the men which composed
the team of that season afterwards be
came known fiom coast to coast. They
were John G. Ciarkson. pitcher: Arundel,
catcher; Billy Hawe?. first: Elmer Fos
ter, second: Bobby Robinson, shortstop,
and Arthur Whitney, third; Mike Man
sell, left; Mtlt West, center, and McGun
nlgle. right. Ciarkson afterwards became
one of the greatest of Itchen,"and with
Fred Goldsmith, won the championship
for Chicago for several years. Ciarkson
was also with Boston when they held the
world's championship. Whitney we'nt to
Boston .In the National League. McGun
nlgle as manager of Brooklyn. Hawcs to
Providence, R. I.. Manscll to Buffalo.
Bobby Robinson was afterwards second
baseman and captain of the famous St.
Iouls Browns when they won the world's
championship, and Elmer Foster after
wards became a star in the American
league team: Ganzcl and Gctzeln, known
as the pretzel battery: Dave Foutz. who
afterwards became famous as pitchers for
the St. Louis Browns and later with the
Brooklyn team of the National League.
Plckney. who afterwards went to Brook
lyn, and Tony Mullalne, who afterwards
becamo one of the star twlrlers of tho
Two famous players In their time were
Curt Welsh and Joe Horning. Welth
was a daring baserunner and a brilliant
outfielder. The feats of Joe Homing In
his IT years of ball playing as an out
fielder have never been equaled. "There
was only one John Sullivan," and only
one Joe Horning. This little pockmarked
fielder was in a class by hlmsslf. It was
on tho old Boston National League
grounds that Joe made the most "spec
tacular catch ever pulled off on a baseball
field. It happened during a game between
the Bostons and Chlcagos In 1SS3. Hor
ning was playing left geld and the attend
ance was a record-breaking one. hundreds
of carriages were In the outfield and
fielding difficult. It was big Ned
Williamson who. I think, hit a terrific
liner, which was sailing for the left field
fence, when Horning, who was a crack
sprinter and" allround athlete, ran after
the flying sphere at a 10-sccond clip. Be
tween him and the ball was a line of car
riages, but Joe never halted. With a
flying leap he vaulted over the horse in
his pathway and Just before the ball
struck the fence Joe nailed It. The catch
was a brilliant one. and his feat has never
been equaled. Curt Welsh Is dead and
Horning la umpiring in some bush league.
GOSSIP OF DIAMOND
Portland Should Take Most of
TO STRENGTHEN THE TEAM
Passing oT Lohman From the Great
American Game Marks One of
the Distinctive Epochs
The Portland team has still another
week on the road before coming
home to close the first half of
the season. The showing made on the
road has been up to expectations, for
with Garvin out of the game the team
Is crippled in Its pitching department, for
the lanky Texan takes the bunncry when
compared with the other slab artists.
With Garvin back In the game the locals
will set a hot pace at the commence
ment of the second half. Portland open3
the final spurt at Oakland, and Van
Haltrcn's bunch proved such easy picking
on the last Northorn trip, Portland
should annex about four out of the open
ing series of seven. By that time, how-
TWO OF HIS OPPONENTS j
C. J. Kruse. of I'ortland.
ever. McCredle may have strengthened
his team by the addition of a couple of
men with whom he Is now In correspon
dence., which acquisitions, barring -accidents
to the other men. should make the
Oakland series a cinch for Portland. The
Oakland team may also strengthen be
fore the final race Is on, but this does
not seem likely to happen, for Van Hal
tren expresses himself as satisfied with
Tho passing of Pete Lohman from the
Coast League marks the departure from
the National game of one of the best
known ballplayers and managers In the
Peto had held on season after season
when he "alone knew he was on the
decline, and even when the magnates
commenced to wake up to the fact that
the old Roman was "all In." the veteran
would ginger up and hold out awhile
longor. Among the players Pete Is talked
of as being slightly "buggy." for; as one
player well acquainted with the veteran
stated. "Pete Is getting childish. He has
actually commenced keeping cases on
his base hits." This la something that
never bothered Pete at all when he was
In his prime, although he liked base hits
as well as any of them, and could land
them out as often, but as for keeping
tabs on his average a la "Tacks" Par
rott. such a thing would have been
scoffed at by the Lohman of ten or even
five years ago. Such Is life on the dia
mond. For a few years one shines, but
gradually th .sun sets and finally he
drifts out of the game and In most in
stances Is forgotten.
Russ Hall has been hustling for play
ers, but so far hens not met with any
notablo success. Jack O'Connell has been
secured from McCloskoy's Vancouver
club, and seems to have strengthened the
Slwash Infield some, but there are sev
eral holes yet that Russ should fill, and
then ills club might ri5o In the column
Charlie Hall, of Seattle, and "Spider"
Baura, of Los Angeles, are two of the
best young twirlers in the league, and.
singularly, both are losing a great major
ity of their games. Sometimes It is a
close game In which they are. beaten,
while In others they are given a terrific
hammering. Somo arc Inclined to think
that these young fellows arc dissatisfied
with their respective clubs, and are play
ing for their releases, but It Is not
likely that cither is guilty of such In
gratitude. WANTED TO HE CARTOONED
But It Was a Dispute That Started
Di.on In the Fishting Line.
Abe Attcll says that a cartoon of a
fighting exhibition In San Francisco gave
him his first Idea of taking tu the pro
fession. Attell thought that It would be
a fine thing to have his own picture In
the paper same day, and butted Into one
of th preliminary bouts In San Francisco.
Jack O'Brien, of Philadelphia. Is a natu
ral born fighter. HI? father's hayloft was
his favorite stamping ground, and all the
boys In the neighborhood felt the sting of
Jack's knock-out blows. George Dixon be
gan life In a photograph gallery. He met
another negro, from whom he tried to
glean some Important Information. The
negro deceived hlra, and Dixon made up
his mind that It e-er he met the fellow
again he would give him a thrashing.
Fate brought the pair together again, and
the featherweight kept his word with
such dispatch that the negro never dc-
fvlvrt nnv m& i f forrn r-A nivnnn
! success prompted him to take up boxing.
and before long the colored boy startled
the sporting world with his wonderful
ring achievements. .
Ball Manager to Be Rancher.
That Fred Clarke, manager of the Pitts
burg toscball team, has decided to quit
Pittsburg and the game at the end of this
season. Instead of managing for another
year, as called for in his contract. Is the
story printed In Pittsburg, and apparently
has the best of foundation. Clarke has
injured himself several times lately while
playing, and his Western ranch Interests
are getting so large that he Is said to have
decided he can well get along without
There are also many rumors of trouble
between Clarke and Dreyfuas. Some time
ago. during the series with New York,
when Leach, by a bad play, allowed the
Giants to score a victory. President Drey
fuss entered the Pittsburg clubhouse and
started to scold Leach. The owner of the
club I? said to have received a hard call
from Clarke, who said he was managing
the team and would stand for no Inter
ference. The case of Clymer. too, made
a little friction since It was published and
otherwise announced that Dreyfuss had
paid Clymers fines out of his own packet,
but Clymer found this was not the case,
and threatened to leave the team at once
unless the money which had been taken
from his 'pay was returned. This was
done, Clymer receiving $100.
Umpire Took "Whole Five.
When Schmidty, the Oakland pitcher,
was pitching In a game several years
ago. In which Rube Levy was the um
pire. Pretzel talked back to Rube about
one of his rank decisions on balls and
strikes, nnd Rube promptly fined him
$2.50. Schmidty had never heard of a
ballplayer being- fined anything less
than the regulation 55, and he was nat
urally surprised. "Why. you
fool." he said to Rube over his shoul
der, "what's the matter with you? Do
you want me to break a five-case note
for a- little thing like that?" "No, you
needn't mind." replied Rube. "I'll just
fine you the change for swearing at
me." And thus It was that Schmidty
got out of cutting a five-case note In
two pieces, for he had to give all of it
ATHLETES FROM 5
LOS ANGELES Y. 31. C. A. SENDS
TEAM TO PORTLAXD.
Track Men Arc Confident of Victory
in the Big: Exposition
LOS ANGELES. July S. (Special.)
Members of the Los Angeles Y. M. C.
A. track team left today for Portland
and the Fair, arriving In the North
ern city Monday, with ample time to
recuperate for the big meet to be con
ducted under the auspices of the Inter
national association for members from
all parts of the world.
Expert trackmen are of the oplnoln
that thl3 city has never Defore been
represented by such a speeedy bunch
of youngsters as the quintet who will
battle for local honors.
Coach Hamilton has been working
the men out every afternoon on the
Harvard track, and the performances
of the atheltes give the assurance
that the team will capture a respect
Last year the boys won second place
at St. Louis. 'and the team Is much
stronger this time and In far better
Parsons has ripped oft the 100-yarJ
dash as a dally stunt In 10 seconds flat,
and young Stanton, who should be an
easy winner In tho hulf mile, has twice
during the week turned the distance In
2m. 4us.. and was ready for the mile
If necessary. Hurry Dane will take
care of the 410-yard dash, and while
not as speedy as Parsons. Is a stayer
who will be hard to beat. Chapln. who
has had some experience In the East.
Varicocele and Hydrocele Cured Without the Use of the Knife or Caustics by
Our Simple Ctmblncd Treatment, Internal Medicines and External Applications
PLAIN TALK TO MEN
There are thousands of men In the Northwest who would come In and
see us If they were sure that they could get a cure. They, however, have
tried so many different remedies with out effect that they have become
skeptical. We have been telling you for the past 15 years In the Portland
papers that If you are doubtful of our ability, you can deposit the price
of a cure in the banks, to dc returned to you If we were unable to effect a
cure. By this method we have reached thousands. Once in a long while
we are unable to cure, and .then return the fee, as per letter below.
Spokane, January 30, '05.
Received of Dr. W. Norton Davis & Co. one deposit check, value 150,
being placed In the hands of the company for a cure. E. R. VAN LEUVEN.
Then, again, some men are so grateful to us for having cured them
that they nllow us to publish their names, so that others who have the
same trouble may get relief.
Understand, However, That This Is Only Done by Your
Although we have cured men In every town and village In Washing
ton, Idaho. Montana, Oregon and British Columbia, still we are unable to
use their recommendations, as that would betray confidence.
Grand Forks. B. C. June 24, 05
Dear Sir I should have written to you before, but as I don't need,
any more medicine I thought It did not matter. I am Just as well as ever
I was and I wish to thank you for the way yo'u attended my case. My
varicocele and other troubles are cured and I am well satisfied for the
money. I remain yours truly, ANGUS M'PHERSON.
Delay Is Dangerous Where Your Health Is Concerned
A personal interview Is desired, but If you can not call, write us, giv
ing your symptoms In full.
Our home treatment Is successful, even in complicated cases. Strictest
confidence observed. Plain envelopes used In all correspondence. Valuable
book for men sent free, sealed.
We Guarantee a Cure In Every Case We Undertake or
Charge No Fee
The leading specialists in the Northwest. Established In Portland In 1889.
WE GUARANTEE A CURE IN EVERV CASE WE UNDERTAKE OR
CHARGE NO FEE.
All corrspondence Is sacredly confidential.
Office hours D A. M. to 5 P. M. and 7 to S. Sundays and holidays, 10 to
12 A. M.
DR.W. NORTON DAVIS & CO.
Offices In Van-Noy Hotel, 52 Third street, corner Pine, Portland, Or.
is a valuable addition to the team. The
distance runs will be safe in his
bands, as he is good for 4m. 50s. in the
mile, and Is not slow In the two-mile
run. Sturdy Dean Cromwell will pUt
the shot and throw the hammer. Dean
has defeated several of the local cracks
and ia In fine condition.
The boys have been working out
carefully, have been dined at a strict
training table and are at all times
under the careful eye of the coach,
who will accompany them on their
trip and will also act as manager.
Little has been said about the per
formance of the runners as they have
jogged around the oval In their train
ing stunts, but several watches a week,
ago caught "Steamboat" Parsons in
less than 10 seconds, and Stanton in
2m. 4Hs.. which Is four seconds faster
than the Southern California record.
There Is reasonable certainty that
the boys will capture the relay race, as
the quartet has turned the mile in
record time, and unless they overexert
themselves In the earlier trials, the
crowning event of the meet should be
The runners o the relay will prob
ably be Hamilton, who will do the first
lap: Dane, who will take care of the
second; speqdy Stanton on the third,
and Parsons on the final. Such a
bunch, barring accidents, should 'win
on any field.
The hopes of. tho Los Angeles men
are high, and several amateur sprint
ers who are following the game close-
ly will journey to Portland to watch
i the struggle.
Parson's defeat of Snedlger, of
I Berkeley, earlier in the year, practi
cally puts the northern man out of
the possibility of a first place In the
shorter dashes, and the Los Angeles
boy Is conceded the honors in both of
Every effort will be exerted to secure
victory for the team, as the Los An
geles Y. M. C A. is anxious to annex
OFFERS $20,000 PURSE.
Coffroths Big Offer for Nelson and
Brltt to Fight.
SAN FRANCISCO. July S. James W.
Coffroth has announced that he will
offer a purse of $20,000 for a ilnlsh fight
between Brltt and Nelson, to .take place
at Colma. on Admission day. September
9. He also offers ttO.COO as the fighters'
share of the moving-picture privilege,
making the purse really 530.000.
Coffroth has spoken to Nelson's man
ager, Nolan, who favors the project and
will discuss It with Britt today. Cof
"Isn't that an offer to take your breath
away? It Is the biggest offer which r.ny
man can make to these premier light
weights and still 'see any profit in it for
himself. Nelson will accept. There is
little question about that. The Dane Is
too anxious to get Brltt Into the ring
to give himself pause when such an of
fer as this comes along. What will Britt
Docs Not Sell Racing Results.
NEW YORK, July 8. William J. Dealy
superintendent of the commercial news
department of the Western Union Tele
graph Company, and David B. Mitchell,
manager of the special wire bureau of
the same company, have made affidavits,
sworn to betore a notary public, denying
a published statement charging the West
ern Union Telegraph Company with sell
ing racing Information to poolrooms. Mr.
Mitchell denies that the Western Union
Telegraph Company furnishes racing in
formation directly or Indirectly to any
news company or poolroom within the
city of New York.