j " . - - ... 1 . - - V,-- '" i - . - . ' - 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 GUT FIGHTERS 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 time. 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 Mrs. Anderson. 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 Out Third. 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 were: "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 .. i mus COURTS irvihgton Club Will Give First Tournament. . 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 Tribune. - Bickerings on Btillfield.' 'Chicago Tribune. 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. 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THE REASON why "weak men" are frequently not cured Is because the trouble Is com plicated with "diseases of the prostate gland" or with "urethral'obstruc tlon." Our treatment cures where others falL WE USE A CRAYON One-Fourth Size. made of medicated "cocoa butter," which dissolves readily at the temper ature of the body. This easily passes the smallest obstruction without pain. It heals the Inflammation and removes the congestion and swelling; The remedy reaches the weakened "seminal ducts," heals them and stops unnatural drains. In most cases Internal medicine is required also. The "crayon" is only used In complicated cases. Tne patient places it without any trouble at night by means of THE APPLICATOR Oae-Fotxrth Size. which la made of hard rubber and is similar to a syringe. Thus, "without any trouble whatever, the healing process goes on while you sleep. This Is also the most successful method known of treating "Frequent and painful Urination of Men." We prescribe for each. Individual case, using many different formulas in crayons. If you have used a similar treatment, do not be discouraged before you have consulted us. A personal interview is desirable, but if you can not call, -write us, elving iour symptoms in full. Our home treatment Is successful, even in complicated cases. Strictest confidence observed. Plain envelopes used in all correspondence; Instruc tive book for men sent free, securely sealed. - WE GUARANTEE A CURE IN EVERY CASE WE UNDERTAKE OX CHARGE NO FEE. CONSULTATION FREE. All correspondence sacredly confldentlaL Office hours 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. and 1 to S. Sundays and holidays, 10 A. M. to 12 M DR.W. N0RT0IS DAVIS & CO. i Offices la Van-Noy Hotel, 52& Third street, corner pn., Portland, Or. LACROSSE GflMETiE Portland Plays Vancouver to a Standstill. 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 nomah field. 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. The line-up: Vancouver. Positions. Portland. Campbell Goil Saunderson ! Matheson .foint -tiura 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. Time, 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.