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- THE. STJOTJXST "GBEGOTLlTv, PORTLAOT, SEPTEMBER JJ, 1905.
CURRENT GOSSIP ON THE ATHLETIC FIELD
Colma Will Be the Scene of Great Lightweight Battle
Review of the Week in Baseball
MEET AT COLMA
Jimmy Britt and Battling Nel
son Will Contest in 45
' . Round Battle.
MAY GO TO THE FINISH
Purse of $20,000 Offered by Cof
froth Brings the Lightweights
Together Betting Is Now
at Even Money.
Br Will G. MacRae.
Never In the history of battles bet-ween
little fellows has there been as
much Interest taken as there is in the
coming fight between Jimmy Britt. of
California, and Battling Nelson, of
Chicago. This fight from many angles
promises to be one of the greatest ever
pulled off in the lightweight division
and only once before have little fel
lows fought for a larger pursel
Through some misquoting or mis
print, it was given out that the boys
would fight 25 rounds. Instead, how
ever, they will go 45, and It is more
than possible that this will be the last
of the long fight helfi In America. Col
ma, where the fight will be held. Is. the
only place in this country where box
ers can go farther along the route
than 20 rounds, and James Coffroth,
who is pulling oft the mill. Is the only
man in the country who could have
made arrangements for giving a fight
of this length. The time of the battle
Is set for 2 o'clock In the afternoon,
and it will be like everything else that
Jimmy Coffroth has anything to do
with. It will be pulled off on scheduled
Another thing can be truthfully said
about Jimmy Coffroth, he is the only
man who could have brought Britt and
Nelson together. Others tried and
failed. Long ago Coffroth promised the
fight fans that he would bring these
two boys together. Fight promoters
butted in who thought they had Coff
roth down and out because he fell into
disfavor with the Supervisors in San
Francisco and was refused a permit.
For a time it did look black for Coff
roth, but to those who know this man,
this setback only meant that ho would
try again, and. again, If necessary, until
successful. "When repeated efforts to
bring Kelson and Britt together failed,
Coffroth came out with the announce
ment that he would give the boys a
purse of 520,000 before his club. Knock
ers dug up their hammers, but Coff
roth could not hear their noise. When
the din was over, the boys had signed
articles to fight 45 rounds.
Britt Anxious to Fight.
Whllo Britt and Nelson were mud
fllnglng that is, while Billy Nolan
and "Willie Britt were saying torrid J
things about each other ithe light fans
grew weary. In some quarters It was
believed that Britt would refuse to
come through and hook up with Nelson
In a longer than a 20-round battle.
"Wise Jimmy saved his talk until the
big pow-wow and to the surprise of
the knockers and to the delight of his
friends and admirers. Britt was only
too anxious to fight Nelson any num
ber of rounds and any old kind of a
fight. Since Britt was given a hair
line decision over the Battling Dane,
the Chicago boy has lost some of his
popularity by his endless talk of rob
bery. Nelson has always contended
that he could whip Britt In an unlimit
ed round fight He called for a 50
round battle and .was given a 45-round
one Instead. If both boys are on their
feet and fight game at the end of the
45 rounds, they will undoubtedly fight
until one or the other wins.
Not since the John L. Sullivan-Jim Cor
bett. the Jim Corbctt-FItzsImmons, the
Jeffrles-Fltzslmmons, or the Jeffrles-Shar-key
battles has a fight caused so many
pro and con arguments as the approach
ing affair between these two crack light
weights. Go into the hotels here, barber
shops and around wrere the fight-fans
congregate, and the question you will bo
asked Is. "What do you think of the
Brltt-Nelson fight?" If this is so In
Portland, Where the game has been closed
for over two years, what can it be within
easy riding distance of San FrancIsco7
Promoter Coffroth could not have been
happier In his selection of a date upon
which to pull off the battle than Septem
ber S. This Is "Admission day for on
this day the wheels of the city and county
and the State of California will be thrown
out of gear.
Betting at Even Money.
So far, there has been little betting on
the fight locally. What bets have been
made are at evens. Before the hour rolls
around for the men to face each other,
Britt will undoubtedly bo installed the
favorite. Aside from the fact that there
Is a feeling abroad that James Edward
cannot lose In his own bailiwick, the
fact that Britt has a victory over the
Dane should make him favorite.
George Slier, one of the best writers on
this fistic game In the country, has the
following to say of the approaching fight:
"Britt must be -given credit for being a
clever fighter and an excellent ring gen
eral. There Is not a point in the game
that he has not at his finger ends, and
he Is brainy enough to tree his knowledge
to the best advantage. He Is ever on the
alert to grasp unlooked for opportunities
as quickly as they present themselves.
"He outclasses Nelson In what are gen
erally termed tho fine points of the- game,
but he la not the Dane's equal In aggres
siveness and hitting powers. A glance
over his record shows but three knock
outs. He put away the Australian fighter.
Tim Hegarty, In eight rounds, stopped
George Lavlgne in the same number of
sessions, and knocked out Frank Erno in
seven rounds. All of these fights took
place In 1902, and, as he has not scored a
victory by the knockout route sln.ee then,
the supposition Is he has lost his punch.
Two of the men "he put out of the run
ning before the expiration of the limit of
rounds scheduled for their respective
fights, Lavlgne and Erne, had seen their
best fighting days, and the other, Heg
arty. could hardly be termed a second
rafer. "Fitzgerald, Canole, Sieger, Corbett,
CXeefe. Sullivan and Nelson went the
route with lilm and finished in good shape.
His fights with pprbett and Nelson were
decided on "hair line" finishes, and he
was considered (fortunate to secure c
draw with O'Keefe. He beat the Engltafa-.
man. Jabez White, quite Handily, -ne ilght
'being stopped within a half-minute of the
final gong. His battle with Joe Gans,
whleh he lost on a foul in the fifth Touod,
wag looked upon with suspicion. HUs
poorest flrht for a .man of his clM wac
that with "XI4"Wmyiiv U&feTftUr.
who was shipped to San Francisco from
Baltimore simply to fill a date ana to
pick up some easy money for the Brltts
and Al Herford. His record, therefore,
stamps him as being a clever, scientific
boxer without a punch."
"NelBon. on, the other Sand, demonstrat
ed within the last two years that he car
ries enough steam behind bis blows to
bring home the long end of the money.
He stopped clever 'Spider Welch in 16
rounds. Art Bimms In three rounds. Mar
tin Canole In 18. Eddie Hanlon.ln IS, and
'Young' Corbett twice In ten and "eight
rounds, respectively. His decisive ,1c
torles over Corbett, not speaking of his
knockout wins over the others, demon
strate how far he stands above Britt in'
the matter of administering hard punish
ment. Besides his superior hitting quail
ties he outclasses the Callfornian at In
fighting and in aggressiveness, important
factors in a battle over any distance.
"Opinions differ as to the Justice of the
decision in his recent fight with Britt,
but the consensus of opinion is that a
draw would have fitted the verdict like
a wedge. In that contest Britt showed
marked superiority over the 'Dane in
everything pertaining to the scientific
principles of fisticuffs, but was sadly
wanting when,, at-times, the battle re
solved Itself Into c, hurricane fighting af
fair. Brltfs best work, and presumably
the work that, In the referee's opinion,
entitled him to the verdict, was at long
range a style of fighting that does not
require field glasses to see the blows.
"Nelson's method of administering pun
ishment was to bore in. get within easy
range, and then slam away with both
hands with machine-like rapidity. Blows
delivered on those lines are not catchy,
so to speak, and are generally overlooked
by the referee and -the spectators. There
is not the slightest doubt Nelson landed
more blows than did Britt in that tattle,
but they were not as artltlc as were the
Callfornlan's. and that. In. the eyes of
-some ring officials, 'cuts much ice.
"The rounds in their coming battle are
set at a distance that will require, a vast
-amount' of stamina, and should prove a
true teat of their respective styles of
In the best condition possible and to pay
strict attention tb strengthening their
legs, as a long two-hour journey stares
them in tho face. It Is difficult to state
the method of milling they will adopt, as
the distance is farther than they ever
have been asked to travel. Brltfs Idea,
probably. Is to stall along and play safe
for half of the Journey, and come like a
derby horse at the finish. He presumably
will figure that Nelson will fight himself
out ln the first 25 rounds while he hus
bands 'his strength, and that his better
ring generalship will land him the winner.
Nelson's main hope of taking down the
fortune which hinges on the outcome will
be to tear In as of 'old and score, if pos
sible, a knockout."
SEATS ARE SELIiIXG FAST.
James J. Jeffries Is Offered One
Thousand Dollars as Rcferccy
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 2. The sale' of
seats for the Brltt-Nelson contest opened
at the Belvedere at 10 o'clock and thero
was a crowd in line waiting, but with
two men to take orders and hand out
tickets tho line was soon reduced, and
a steady stream was marchjng In and
out of the box office all day.
The seats at $5 were practically all sold
out thlB morning and It looks now as If
there would be none of any kind left by
the day of the fight. In which case a
large number of people who would like
to pee the mill will be compelled to con
tent themselves with the moving pictures.
Had the arena been planned to hold a
few thousand more persons It would no
doubt have been filled, but now It is a
physical impossibility to make It any
larger. The seats will all be filled up
today and the full capacity Is reached.
There wore many visitors down at Colma
yesterday afternoon and there was much
praise for tho arrangements that have
been made In the way of seating the
crowd so that everyone will be Insured a
good view of the fight.
Last night James Coffroth wired James
J. Jeffries that he had been authorized to
set the price of $1000 as the fee for rcfor
eeing the contest. This telegram was ht
In answer to one from Jeffries In which
he said he would not act for the amount
offered. There had, however, been no
specific offer made, the only amount hav
ing been previously mentioned being $500,
which was stated In a telegram to Jeff
ries as being the usual fee.
The big ex-champlon Is now resting on
Catallna Island and It Is naturally sup
posed that the offer of 51O0O will be satisfactory-
He will hardly ask for a larger
fee than the $1000, as that Is the limit
to the amount ever paid any referee.
When Jeffries was the champion of the
world and defending the title, no referee
ever received a larger amount, and he
will hardly ask more for acting in a bout
with the two little fellows.
There will be a special train from Los
Angeles to bring sports who want to see
the great battle, and It Is understood that
Jeff will be here next wee and visit both
fighters at their training quarters.
XEV GOLF CHAMPION.
Mrs. C. Ii. Dering Premier Plnyer
of tho West.
CHICAGO. Sept. 2. Mrs. C. "L. Dcring,
of 'the Midlothian C6untry Club, today
defeated Mrs. W. Franc Anderson, of
Hinsdale, four up and two to play, In the
finals for the Western golf championship
at the Homewood Country Club course,
and earned the title relinquished by Mrs.
Frances Everett, of Exinoor, when tho
latter succumbed In the second round to
Not since the days when Mrs. B. S
Horne (Miss Bessie Anthony)t the Pitts
burg girl, used to capture the premiership
of the West annually, has there been a
more clear-cut victory than that of tho
sturdy player from Midlothian. She
qualified with only three to scoreless
than 1C0, and won from Mrs. J. S. Driver.
Mrs. A. T. Brower and Miss Ruth Steele,
to get Into the finals. The runner-up to
day had beaten Miss Everett. All square
at the turn because she failed at vital
times to make her deadly iron shots come
off. the new champion soon clinched the
victory by some marvelous xnidlron
strokes. Never up in the match until Jho
eighth green, Mrs. D6ring took a decided
brace, and thereafter It was easy work.
OHIO TVIXS RIFLE SHOOT.
Infantry Team of Regulars Como
SEA GIRT. N. J.. Sept. 2. This, the
final day of the military rifle shoot he.
was given over exclusively to the Dryden
trophy match, the principal prize In which
Is the 54000 trophy presented by John F.
Dryden, "United States Senator from New
Jersey. The competition was open to
teams of eight -members each from the In
fantry and the cavalry branches of the
Army of the United States, the Navy, the
Marine Corps, the United States Military
Academy, the Naval Academy and .the
National Guard of the several states .and
territories, including the District of' Co
lumbia. Tho match was wdn by Ohio,
with a grand total of 9T8 out" of a possible
1200. New Jertey, which captured the
trophy last year, toek second prize today
jrlth a total of S5. The third prize went
o tfee infantry team of the United State's
xrmy. whose score was ass.
TACOMA, fH. Wht-T:neia8ia.
JlMKWt Zli As. Jc; ,XJd Jtiz,
GOSSIP FOR FANS
Jim McDonald's , Dissertation
- on Umpiring. '
BUCK KEITH-S NARRATIVE
Tells How Oscar Graham, Oakland's
Southpaw Tvvirler; "Was En
gaged for Omaha Glub
Eivc Years Agfc.
Jim McDonald, the., veteran umpire, who'
Is officiating in Portland at present, and
who is one of the most unassuming fcl-
Iowa, and not Inclined to say-very much.'!
was Induced to rive some of his views on
the art of handling an Indicator, which
"If umpires were to take to heart all
I of the cracks flung their way by the gen
eral .run oi piayers evory season, iney
would all be drawing groan tickets tor
the booby hatch, and making bughouse
wlndups pronto. An umpire must stzo up
every player with whom he comes in
contact- They've all got to be handled
differently, not by showing any partiality,
but allowances must be made for the dif
ferent dispositions and tomperaments of
the men. Giving slack to an umpire Is as
much of some players' Hf6 as the balr
that grows on their heads, and they can
no more help kicking over trivial matters
than they can tho growth of their hair.
It would be unfair to treat these fellows,
most of whom off the ball field are all
right and as nice chaps as one wokl Ilka
to meet, as players are treated who have
complete control of themselves and who
hurl Insults and wanton abuse at an um
pire, deliberately and without being sore
at all. This latter element must be hand
led in a stern manner. An official must
not give them an Inch. Chase Uem If
they get gay, and a plaster attached to
their pay check occasionally gives better
results. Balltossers hato to have their
money filched m this manner, for most of
them need their cash at the end of the
month for the purpose of settling for- their
pie-cards and other et ceteras. Another
thing that an umpire must never be cog
nizant of is the presence of the fans, and
no matter how much they shout "rotten,"
and other like "compliments," he must be
-deaf to them or lose track of his game,
which Is practically the same as getting
rattled, and once you lose your self-possession
during a game It is curtains, and
you might as well throw up the Job. Most
of the people who howl at the umpire
don't know the first rudiments of the
game, and furthermore, do not under
stand anything that Is said on the field,
and yet they howl their heads off every
time a player talks to the official. I
never chase a player whom I think is try
ing to get out of the game, owing to his
having had a particularly hilarious night,
tho effects of which show plainly when
he has participated in a few Innings.
Portland Is one of the best towns In the
country In which to umpire baseball, for
the fans here seem to know more of the
fine points of the game than in. the aver
age run of cities In this part of the coun
try, and are not prone to criticizing every
decision that comes up;"
Buck Keith, formerly manager of the
Omaha Baseball Club, and now a resident
of Portland, tells the following story of
how he discovered and brought out Oscar
Graham, the crack south-paw twlrler now
with the Oakland team:
"I was manager and part owner of the
Otaha cluo In 1900. and, having heard of
a young phenom in the vicinity of Ne
braska City (the capital of the world),
and as that place was my home town, I
decided that L would go up and look the
youngster over. I witnessed him pitch
on the first day that I arrived, and in
that game he fanned 17 batsmen and al
lowed but two hits; so I immediately de
cided that I wanted him for the Omaha
club. Returning to Omaha, I sent him an
offer of a. position orx. my club, and re
quested that he como to Omaha and talk
oyer terms. .One morning a green and
awkward, red-neaded fellow strolled into
I LIGHTWEIGHTS . ' lf BWl S
y 12223 sad cjOied. jor Suck J<Vytx,
and he was Informed that Buck was
not In; whereupon he ordered a whisky
and filled the glass to the brim, which he
followed with another, whence he left
with the caution that I was not to tell
Kcl that he drank. Well, along about
noon he showed up at my .office, accom
panied by a barber from Nebraska Clty.
whom he introduced as his manager.
This feature almost caused me to have a
violent fit of laughing, for whoever heard
of a bush-league balltosaer having a
manager? But I controlled myself enough
to aek him how much of a salary .he
wanted, and. after a conference with the
barber-manager, they Informed me that
he would play for Omaha for the sum of
$75 a month. I readily agreed to this, for
I had figured on giving him HCO. He re
ported the next day, and Big Bill Wilson,
who was captain of the club, sent him out
to pitch to the batters In practice; and
hthe youngster whistled a couple past
Jack O'Connell. who was the first to face
him. with such terrific force that caused
that wqrthy to dodge suddenly.' and ex
claim, with a threatening motion toward
the baaheri "What in hades are you up
tor O'Connell's attitude evidently
frightened Graham, for "he -threw down
his glove and made for the clubhouse,
and I didn't see him again for 'a year,
when ho returned and-vpltched great ball
for me. until he contracted rheumatism
la his arm and had to retire."
Ike Butler, the former Portland player.
who finished the seaspn, of fSOi as man-1
ager .of the local team. Is playing with
the Grand Rapids team of the Central
Leagua. According to accounts from that
league, Butlor Is pitching great ball for
that team, which Is now In third place In
the pennant race. Tho last two games in
which Ike figured as the slab artist he
shut out his opponents and In one of
the games he did not allow a single safe
hit, and the only man to secure a base
was by being hit by a pitched ball.
Roast on the Giants.
"You would think that the last men In
the world to roast prizefighters would be
the New York Giants," said Eddie
Dalley, the Baltimore boxer, the other
night, "but durLvr a conversation with
some ot the playxrs of that team the
other evening one of them who did not
recognize me broke In with a tirade
against boxing. He said boxers were a
lot of ruffians and had no signs of human
kindness in their make-up. Then I told
him a few things. I proved that the box
ers, abovo all others, were tho most
klnd-hoarted men In the sporting workl
and showed him that there never was a
time where a boxer of note appealed to
the fellow-members of the profession that
they did not respond in a hurry,
"How many ballplayers have died In
the poorhouse I cannot say, but I don't
remember a fighter of any prominence
dying who did not receive one or more
public benefits got up by the fighters in
time of need. I have known ballplayers
to bo in the hospital weeks at a time
without any of their fellow-players ever
coming to cheer them up. I know it to
be a fact that one member of tho famous
New York Giants died after a long Ill
ness, and not as much as a swceUy
scented roso was sent by the ballplayers
on the day of his funeral, while three of
the most active men In seeing that ho
got a Christian burial were pugilists.
"Ballplayers not all, but a great many
are the most ungrateful lot I ever saw,
and I cannot recall a single instance
where they outdid the boxers in public
entertainment, got up to help some poor
sport down on his uppers. Of course,
there are some rowdies in pugilism, but
the majority of boxers are well-behaved
and gentlemanly fellows. Did you ever
hear of a champion fighter being ordered
from a hotel for creating a disturbance?
No. On the other hand. , I remember
reading where several teams in the Na
tional League have been ordered to take
their bag and baggage from hotels be
cause of their rowdy conduct around tho
place. That's the argument I gava the
ballplayer the other night, and not one of
them dared to deny it. I am a profes
sional ballplayer myself and do-not say
this "to knock the profession, but I do
know that what I have said is the truth."
Loses Star Player.
Northwestern lost a, great Indian foot-
I hall player when Arthur Sheldon, captain
of the 1901 Carlisle team, accepiea an.
offer to coach at the Indian school yes
terday. Sheldon had entered Northwest
ern three weeks ago.
As he was eligible to play on the Pur
ple team on account of the new six
month rule, he Intended to assist McCor-
nack in coaching this year's team. Next
year he would be eligible to play. A3 he
has accepted the jpocltise at Carlisle, ho
wilt not b- raritab&t far lha Turple next
irvihgton Club Will Give First
EQUIPMENT COST $10,000
Initial Competition Opens September
9, Concluding r September 16.
Cups to Be Given for Win
ner of Each. Event.
The Portland tennis season of 1305 has
been unusually successful. '. There have
beijn held three fine tournaments on tho
Multnomah Club courts, and. on Septera-
her 3 play will begin In the first tourna
ment given by the Irvlngton Tennis Club
on Its new courts nt Twenty-first and
Thompson streets. The courts, six in
number, are In perfect condition, and
with the prospective entry list fast play
may be expected. The club's equipment
of courts Is the finest .on the Pacific
Coast, over 519.SC0 having been expended
by the- club this Summer. The threo
front courts have been oiled, and the re
maining three will undergo the same
process next week. An Innovation In
tournament arrangement Is that by which
play is started on Saturday, Instead of
Monday, as usual. The first day's play
Is second only to the finals in Interest,
the matches for that day are more nu
merous than any other, and owing to the
fact that the best players may be drawn
against each other in the first round, the
best games of the whole tournament may
be the first. It will be an open handi
cap affair, running seven days, Septem
ber 9. -and -ll to IS Inclusive, with cups
for winners of each event.
At the end of the tournament the new
clubhouse will be formally opened with
a reception and appropriate ceremonies.
The clubhouse Is a handsome home for
the organization, presenting a frontage
of IfO feet on Thompson street, with a
broad porch tho full length of tho build
ing facing tho courts. Above is a roof
garden, reached by outside stairs, from
which a perfect view of the courtsand
players Is obtainable. Tho new homehas
been a great incentive towards building
up the club membership, over 60 applica
tions being posted at the present time.
The Initiation fee will probably bo In
creased to $25 shortly, as the membership
Is rapidly approaching tho desired num
ber." The tournament announcement fol
lows: Events Gentlemen's singles, gentle
men's doubles, ladles' and gentlemen's
doubles, ladles' singles, ladles' doubles,
consolations (open to players beaten In
first match of ladles' or gentlemen's sin
gles). Prizes First and Second prizes will be
given In all events except consolations,
in which first prizes only will be given.
Sets Advantage sets will be played In
all matches: best two out of three sets
will be played In all matches except the
semi-finals and finals of gentlemen's
matches, where best three out of five sets
will be played.
Entrance fee The entrance fee will be
$1 for first event and 50 cents for each
subsequent entry. Rules of the United
States Lawn Tennis Association will gov
ern all matches. Competitors will play
on such courts and at such times as the
committee may appoint. Competitors not
appearing at appointed time may be de
faulted by the committee. Entries close
Thursday, Sctember 7, at S P. M., and
may be made through any of the com
mittee. R. A. Lelter will act as referee.
Tournament committee A. B. McAlpln.
chairman; C H. Leadbetter, E. W. Morse,
W. K. Scott, W. A. Goss.
Umpire Makes Confession.
"Red" Fay, 'formerly an umpire in the
Wisconsin League, has made a confession
that he was bribed In La Crosse to throw
games In favor of that city. The confes
sion was made in the presence of Presi
dent Powers, of the league, and Manager
Bubser, Pitcher Mohr and Catcher Buck
waiter, of the Bclolt Club. Some time
since Fay was discharged by Powers for
alleged Incompetency. He then claimed
$21 still due him. Several days ago he
tried to collect It from Powers, but tho
latter told him he did not think ho owed
it, and $hat Fay got all he deserved. Fay
then retorted he bad been paid pretty
well by La Crosse fans. He then con
fessed he bad been paid $400 by La
Crosse bettors to throw close decisions
to La Crosse ir. the Belolt games. Powers
says he may order the La Crosse-Belolt
games played over again. Fay was ap
pointed by Powers and the confession
caused much indignation. Chicago
Bickerings on Btillfield.'
Bickerings on the ballfleld get consider
able more notoriety than the, amenities
of th.DAtlacal suae. Tor instance, tooat
of the dispatches describing Thursday's
remarkable twenty-Inning game In Phil
adelphia' failed to call attention to the
fact that at the conclusion of the strug
gle President Shettsllne and Manager
Duffy of the losing team hurried over to
the Chicago bench and heartily congrat
ulated Captain Chance and Pitcher Reul
bach on their victory. That was agrace
'ful thing to do, considering tho fierceness
with which the battle had been fought.
Another pleasant feature about the con
test was the manner In which the Chi
cago players nursed Reulbach along dur
ing the closing Innings of the game. For
fear tho heat and long strain would be
too much for their pitcher, on whom de
volved most of the work, they spent the
resting time between lnnlngg In sponging
and fanning the big twlrler. That shows
the good feeling which pervades the local
club and Its desire to win.
PLATS STAR TENNIS.
Miss Sutton Wins Singles, but Loses
In Doubles. '
t CINCINNATI. Sept. 2. Miss May Sut
ton won the championship of the Trl
State Tennis Tournament today, by de
feating Miss Myrtle McAteer. of Pitts
burg, In two love seta. The Pittsburg
girl was outclassed at every stage of the
game, and did not score a game off her
celebrated antagonist. Krelgh Collins, of
Chicago, defeated R. D. Little, of New
York, in straight sets. In so doing. Col
lins won the right to play Beals C. Wright
for tho championship of the tournament
Monday. Miss Sutton was defeated for
rtoe first time since she has gained prom
lnenca In the tennis world today, when.
coupled with Miss Lula Belden, of Cin
cinnati, she was defeated ny .Miss neien
Homana. of New Tork. and Miss McAteer.
Holds Four Records.
Jesse Tannehlll, who Is now Jimmy Col
lins, winning pitcher, holds four peculiar
records. He once pitched a game In which
thirteen hits were made off him and not
a run. In another game he was hit safely
i-sventeeri times and one run was scorea.
In. still another game eight hits were
tWVS In nlns innings, and yet only twen-
ty-soven men wt-45jaaUjojrthno QuItters wne'n Jt
eight- runners going but stealing. an-Tort. Garvle. Ca
nenui aiso piicncau. bw?miii, utiuu auo
July 17, against Jtho White Sox In Chi
cago. Mnke Good Catcli6f Fish.
-CVtrlln TViitav T? rntlA and "Kid" MC-
PLean returned yesterday from a fishing
trip to the vicinity of E3tacada, and each
secured a nice string of speckle'd beau
ties, which they displayed to the 'admir
ing craze of their friends last evening. The
entire catch of tho trio was about IK,
and they dispensed most of their eaten
among friends before reaching their
homes. The nlmrods report excellent
fishing In that vicinity:
Knocker Gets His.
A Cincinnati traveling man witnessed
a game at Memphis between the teams of
that city and Shreveport. He "knocked"
the Memphis team so hard that after the
game the Memphis players carried him
to their clubhouse and put him under the
shower bath until there wasn't a dry
stitch on his body. Then he was turned
IooEe to think it over.
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that they are equtpped for handling a
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with them if persons will notify a few
days In advance ot arrival of exact date
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Offices la Van-Noy Hotel, 52& Third street, corner pn., Portland, Or.
Portland Plays Vancouver to
VISITORS ARE SURPRISED
Untiblo to Shake tho Stone-Wall
Defense of the Portlands.
Score Is Five to. Five at'
End of Contest.
If any wizard had made a prediction
that Portland would play the famous
Vancouver (B. C.) club to a finish In a
lacrosse game, tho said wizard would
have 'been ordered to take a back seat.
Yet this was what actually hapnened yes
terday on the Multnomah field, when
each team scored five games. The vic
tors over the celebrated New Westmin
sters strove hard to change the score, but
were met with a stone-wall defense from
the Portjands. headed by "Ken" Camp
bell that nothing could shake. The
question of superiority between the two
clubs will therefore not bo settled until
tomorrow afternoon's game on the Mult
The visitors gave by far the prettiest
exhibition of stick-handling ever seen
here, and their combination and catching
were superb. It was a revelation to see
such clean play, without any hard, body
checking. Yet the latter. If used by nervy
players, would for a time stop the light
Vancouvers. The Portlands at critical
times did not stick to an opponent when
he had the ball, but the Vancouvers were
came to .worK or xnis
Cameron. Knight and
DouglSSRens among the star ylayers
(Mm vr,?TTtw:r. Avmie sauncscson. at
goal. Porter at cover, afioUen"
bell, at first defense, played equally, star
games for the home team, ably helped by
Williams. McNicholl. Jennings. Hamilton
and McDougall. The play was very en
joyable throughout, and good sportsman
ship was shown by everyone.
Vancouver. Positions. Portland.
Campbell Goil Saunderson
Ritchie Cover point Porter
Payne First defense Campbell
Garvey Second defense ....Jennings
Little Third defense Carter
Cameron Center C. A. Stewart
Qujgley Third home McNicholl
Knight Second home....MoDougall
Clafkson First home Hamilton
Douglas Outside home. .....Williams
Godfrey Inside home Brennan
Time, four quarters. Referee. Alex
Smith. Umpires. Alexander Gunn. Van
couver, and George Mlnto, Portland.
Tlmekeners, G. E. Hancox. Vancouver,
B. C, arid S. J. Martin. Rossland, B. C.
SUMMARY OF GaMES.
Won by Player. minutes.
1. Vancouver Clarkson 1:30
2. Vancouver Douglas 6:00
3. Portland Hamilton 5:00
4. Portland Williams 1:50
6. Vancouver Douglas :50
6. Vancouver Cameron 5:00
7. Portland Brennan 8:00
5. Portland Williams v 8:00
9. Vancouver Garvle 2:00
10. Portland Hamilton 14:00
Vancouver 5 and Portland 5.