The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, October 01, 1905, PART TWO, Page 17, Image 17

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Bssi Shotgun Marksmen Visit
Captain Tom A. 2klarshall Won Great
American Handicap Twice and
Defeated tho Famous
Dr. Carver.
Portland last week was visited by six
of the best shotgun marksmen in the
world. Last Sunday they, gave an ex
hibition at the traps of the Multnomah
Rod and Gun Club, and local shooters
who had the good fortune to see them
In action were more than repaid for their
visit to the shooting grounds, for nothing
like their marksmanship has ever been
seen in these parts.
The men who shot over the local gun
club traps are Tom A. Marshall, captain
of the sauad, Rolla O. Helkes. Fred Gil
bert. W. R. Crosby, Jack Fanning and H.
C. HIrschy. itfo wonder they are called
the "big six," for they are six of the
best shots In the entire world. Most of
them have international reputations, for
such men as Captain Tom Marshall and
Rolla Heikes were members of the All
American team that went abroad In 1901,
defeating English. Scotch and Irish gun
squads and returning home undefeated.
While some of tho other members of the
squad have never shot abroad, they are
equally as clever in front 'of the traps
as those who made up the now justly fa
mous AH-American team.
Tom Marshall was captain of that team.
He has been shooting over the traps for
27 years, and during that time has burned
up more powder than any man that has
ever shouldered a gun. Marshall first
came before the public eye when he de
feated Dr. Carver, who was then In. the
zenith of his power. After defeating
Carver Marshall and that great wing shot
traveled together and became very fast
friends. Marshall is the only trapshooter
so far to win twice the Grand American
Handicap, which carries with it the 'cham
pionship of tho world. Ho first won It in
1886 and again iu 1S89, a leat that has not
been duplicated thus far. Captain Mar
shall Is full -of stories of tho foreign in
vasion by the American shooters. The
shooters, were the pick of the American
trapshoqters in 190L The trip abroad was
. ono round of success and pleasure.
In EngWLQdt Marshall says they were,
treated In royal style. 'In Scotland the
say 'way, and In Ireland and France, too.
The contest in England was a sort of
handicap affair, the Englishmen having
two barrels to the American one, but in
spite of this, tho Americans won with
ridiculous ease. There they shot down
hllL From England the team went to
Scotland, and the tournament was held
In Glasgow. Marshall says that a wise
Scotchman, who had attended the Eng
lish shoot, thought he would handicap tho
Americans, and instead of having them
shoot at the birds with a downward an
gle, the Scotchmen had them shooting up
hill. This Is strictly a Marshall story.
He also tells about meeting an old Scotch
man fully rigged out in kilts. A fellow
townsman of tho old Scot had been select
ed to shoot on the Scotch team, and the
old fellow cautioned Marshall not to bet
on the Americans. Marshall says he tried
to persuade tho old fellow to switch his
bet. but he failed. On the day of tho
match, he spiod the old Scotchman and
dragged him out of the crowd and gave
him a front seat. Tho Scotch team was
as easy to defeat as the Englishmen, and
at the end the old man was in tears.
Visit to the Coast.
The visit of the gun squad to tho Coast
at this time has been to revive interest In
trap shooting. The squad- belongs to the
Union Metallic Cartridge Company, tho
Remington Arms Company, the Winches
ter Repeating Arms Company and the
Dupont Powder Company. Marshall,
Helkes, Crosby and HIrschy represent the
Eastern gun and cartridge manufacturers,
while Gilbert and Fanning represent the
Dupont powder people on tho Coast.
These men have been traveling over the
country shooting at traps, and havo been
on tho road six weeks and have broken
blue rocks from Portland, Mc, to Port
land, Or.
All of them are men of wealth and all
of them have been champions at some
time in their career. Captain Marshall in
speaking of his squad said:
"I believe the team as it stands right
now Is the best that ever broke a target.
Tho members have been hammering away
foj- a long time and some of them may be
a little careless, but you should watch
them when a match Is on hand. Then
they "become stake horses. I think I
know every shooter in the country, and I
don't believe that Individually or In a
equad my team could be beaten. We
have with Us E. E. Shayner, of Pittsburg.
Mr. Shayner has been the manager of all
the big shooting tournaments that have
been given In this country. This will not
be the last time that a gun squad will
-visit tho Ooast, for I understand that
from now on this will bo mado an an
nual event-'l
The following is a brief sketch of each
of the shooters. The numbers correspond
to the numbers on tho photographs:
Sfeetch or the Marksmen.
(1) R. O, Heikes, of Dayton. O., has
been before the traps perhaps longer than
any min in America, and has held at va
rious times all the championships at both
live .and clay targets.
(0 Fred Gilbert, of Spirit Lake. Ia.,
clay target champion of tho world of 1903-
04. At his homo town in 1903 he mad a
.continuous run of and has itooM neldj?S$ the "L but uttUjr
Practice for the coming; gridiron season
Is on in earnest among the candidates for
the eleven that are to represent the
Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club during
the struggle for supremacy in tho North
west Manager Watkins has completed
the schedule of games for his team for
tho season and all but ono of the con
test arranged are to, bo played in this
all the target championships at various I
times. . I
(3) C Plank bears tho distinction of
being the youngest professional trap
shooter In the United States.
(6) Tom A. Marshall, a wealthy retired
business man of Keithsburg. I1L, cap
tained the All-American team on their
famous European tour, from which they
returned the undisputed champions of the
world. He won the grand American han
dicap at pigeons in 1537 and 1&9. and Is
the only man who has won that event
twice In the United States.
(6) W. R. Crosby, of O'Fallon, RL, l
the prercnt clay target champion of the
world. He also holds the world's record
for cohaecutU-c breaks, with the remark
able run of 419 breaks, mado at Canton,
O., June, 1903.
(7) H. C Hirschey won the last grand
American handicap at Kansas City in
(8) Ghah Powers, of Decatur. III., Is
the undisputed amateur champion trap
shot of the world. Being one of tho
wealthiest of Illinois citizens, he follows
the shooting game eolcly for the pleasure
he derives from It. and always shoots in
as good form as the professionals.
(2) Jack Fanning, a native of the Pa
cific Coast, but now" of New York City,
in 1S95 held the world's record for continu
ous breaks, scoring 231 targets at, Utlca,
X. T. He also holds the roof record of
the United States, which he won by
creaking 173 straight targets at Madison
Square Garden, New York, In 1900. Mr.
Fanning Is a cousin of the ball player of
the same name, who was a member of
the Portland Browns a few seasons ago.
Coo Talks ofBoxlng.
Says a Boston paper Wesley Coe, the
amateur shot putter, is telling his friends
that he Is going to seek honor as a pro
fessional boxer this Winter. While Coe
has never nppeared In the ring, he Is. nev
ertheless, a good boxer, and would need
but little Instruction to .make him a dan
gerous man la the heavyweight division,
He is well built, of good height, and hla
performances on the athletic field show
that he is very strong. For a big fellow
he is fast on his feet and can hit hard
with either hand. He Is confident that he
would do well even now, but he has no
thought yet of being an aspirant for the
heavyweight championship title.
Dam Patch Grazes Hecord.
CHICAGO. Sept." 50. Dan Patch, the
greatest pacer that ever drew -a sulky,'
and -holder of the world's record of 1:55
for a mile track, and 2.-01 for a half-mile
track, was the star attraction at the
West Chicago Driving Park this after
noon. An immense crowd was attracted
to. tho track through the advertised ap
pearance of the noble son of Joe Patchen,
He, however, Tailed in his effort to lower
the world's record, covering the mile In
2:01. The time by quarters was 0:34
l:01Vl. 1:11. 2:01H. This performance was
made in.a heavy shower.
Tho Xirquls of Downshlra teas among the
memoers oi u oncingnsm Are brigade
when hand engine were- In vogue. He still
city, which "will be appreciated by the
local football enthusiasts. The flrat game
of tho season will be a practice game
between the first and second elevens
which Is scheduled for Saturday. October
14. when tho youngsters will endeavor to
give a good account of themselves against
the seniors. This game will demonstrate
something of the ability of the new
Hunters Will Bag Chinese
Pheasants Today.
Those Who Shoot Them OInst Be
Provided "With Licenses, Other
wise There Will Be Trouble
With the Wardens.
This morning guns will crack and if
tho alms of the hunters are true Chinese
pheasants will fall. The open season for
the killing of these handsome game birds
opens today and last night trains leaving
tho city were crowded with Portland
hunters and their dogs on their way to
the various shooting grounds. Reports
fom all over the Willamette Valley say
thai "Chinamen" are plentiful, .and lovers
of the dog and gun have anticipations of
bagging the limit without trouble
Last season the limit was 15 a day to
each man, but only a small 'percentage
of the hunters who plodded over the
stubble . fields and hunted through tho
s walls were able to kill the limit. This
was duo to the scarcity of birds. Con
tinued rains early In the spring' spoiled
tho nesting and even when the chicks
were born the rain killed them. At that
there were plenty of blrdat but they wers
very wild, full grown and foxy from
having been hunted tho season before.
Another thing which thinned out -tho
birds was the early hunting, which, in
spite of tho efforts of the game warden,
was kept up because the game warden
had no funds with which to travel over
tho State and prosecute those who shot
pheasants out of season. This "year
Game Warden "Baker and his army of
deputies have been exceedingly active.
The law enacted at the last Legislature'
licensing hunters has given tho game,
warden funds with which to hlro more
deputies and to prosecute those who per
sisted in violating the closed season. The
revenue from the hunters' license has
thrown many thousands of dollars into5
the game warden fund. Multnomah
County, up to noon yesterday, has col
lected 51B0L
In years past It has been the cry of the
State game warden that beVwas without
funds properly to carry on the work of
game protection. Several times tho mem
bers of the Oregon Game and Fish As
sociation tlesBptcd to have a greater
O.CXOB.ER 1, .1905.
eleven, but their capabilities cannot be
passed upon accurately until they have
played one or two regular clubs. Accord
ing to experts who have watched the
new material In weekly practice stunts.
Captain Jordan's eleven is composed of
some clever knights of the pigskin, al
though the consensus of opinion seems to
bo that the team of the coming season
appropriation passed, but each effort
failed. Finally the plan of raising money
by charging each hunter a dollar was
taken up by the association and a bill
was passed making It a law. Reports
from the various counties throughout the
Stato show that hunters have willingly
responded and have taken out their
licenses. So far only a few arrest have
been made of men hunting without a
license. In order to see that all who
hunt today and during the rest' of tho
open season are equipped with a license,
an extra force of deputies have been
sworn In and the hunter who is without
his certificate or license must submit to
arrest. The mere, excuse that the license
has been left at home will not satisfy the
game .warden or his deputies. You must
have the license, duly signed by the
County Clerk, before the game protector
will be satisfied.
IT. W. Kerrigan Honored.
Portland, through the appointment of
Bert Kerrigan as a member of the Amer
ican Committee of the Olympic Games,
which will be held at Athens, Greece, has
been signally honored. No athlete has
done more for athletics than has Mr.
Kerrigan, and his appointment on this
committee Is In a measure a recognition
of the valuable services ho has given to
good, clean sport. President Roosevelt
has accepted the honorary presidency of
this committee.
The Olympic games in Greece in 19C6.
under the patronage of H. R. H. the
Crown Prlnc of Greece, promises to be
the most important Olympic gathering
as yet ever held, and it Is expected that
one of the largest teams that ever went
abroad will Jcavehcre In the Spring of
1903 to take part In the meeting. Consul
General Botassi,has announced the fol
lowing organization:
Horlirary president, Hon. Theodore Roose
velt; president. Cupar Whitney; honorary
vice-presidents, P. J. V. Skiff, Joseph B.
Haccabe. John R. Van Wormer. H. P. Whit
ney. George J. Gould. 8. B. Guggenheim;
secretary. James B. Sullivan.
American committee If. I. Geyelln. James
H. Sterrett. Joseph B. Mac cab e. Edward E.
Babb. John J. O'Connor,- Herbert- Hauler,
Theodore Straus A. O. Mills, P. C. Gor
man. John S. Dixon. W, Scott O'Connor,
F. W. Gerould. Charles H. Sbenill, A. L.
Shaplelgh. Dwtght C. Davis; Fred R. Pratt,
F. W. Rublen. Paul Daahlel, Thornton Ger
Tish. D. R. Jaxaes. Everett C. Brown. Charles
Balrd. Thomas "E. RHer, B. P. Sullivan.
Bartow. 8. Weeks. John T. Do6Unjr. T. R.
Moulton. Gusta-nis T. Klrby. Julian-W. Cur
tis, Everett Jansen Wendell. Oliver Shlra.
Dr. Luther Halsey Gultck. George W. Beals,
W, H. Ltginger. William Greer Harrison.
A. A. Stogg. H. W. Kerrigan. George W.
Morrison. William Hole Thompson and W.
D. Nesblt.
Executive committee Caspar Whitney,
chairman: Joseph B. Dr. Luther
Halaey Gcltck. Gost&vus T. Klrbr. J- W.
Curtis. Thornton Gerrisb, James . Sulli
van. " -
Green-Kelly Bout.
Much Interest Is being taken In the
coming bout between Sick Green, of
Chicago, and Sailor Kelly, late of the
U. S, S. McCullough, who aro matched
to meet at Vancouver, Wash., on Octo
ber 12. Both men have been In train
ing for several weeks ani ax now in
fine condition.
Multnomah Football Players Are Hard at Work Flash
light Photographs of Men at Practice
will not be so strong as that pf the past
year, but that Its members will be able
to givo a creditable account of them
selves when contending for the honors
of "Old Multnomah."
Few Of Inst Year's Team.
Of Inst year's crack team there are but
few of tho players now In the fold, for
Eugene Hildebrand Is Pun
ished for Rough Riding.
Career Began When He Rode Win
ners nt Seattle, hut Prospcrlty
Proved to Be Hi3 Undoing-.
After repeatedly being warned about
rough riding and" having been more or
less under suspicion on account of a num
ber of "scrawy" rides, Eugene Hildebrand.
one of tho cleverest boys that ever threw
a leg over a horse, has been ruled off the
turf. His license has been revoked by the
stewards of the Jockey Club, and unless
great Influences are brought to bear, Hll
debrand's career as a rider either In the
East or the West, Is at an end. He will
not, under the present suspension, bo able
to ride abroad.
To those who have been watching Hll
debrand's career since he began riding
winners In Seattle, his suspension sounds
no keynote of surprise. From a boy that
was modest and willing, he became pe
dantic and arrogant and afflicted with a
sad case of swelled head. Hildebrand In
1902 was an exercise boy for Vic Gilbert.
During the Seattle meet of that year,
Hildebrand began riding winners and by
the time that the winter racing opened at
Oakland, Hildebrand's name was on the
Hps of all horsemen. He had a splendid
seat nnd a great pair of hands and seemed
to have the happy faculty of having
horses, run for him. Rogues that would
hardly do more than gallop for other boys
would, under Hildebrand's riding, run the
eyes out of stake horses. The boy was
just in the middle of his Coast career
when Joe Teager, the bookmaker, gave
Vic Gilbert J500O for Hildebrand's contract.
This was the undoing of Hildebrand. Tho
boy rider and the plunger may not have
turned a crooked trick, but every time
Hildebrand failed to put a favorite over,
there was a cry of "job." Sometimes
Teager bet on Hildebrand's mounts and
sometimes he did not, although ho Is
credited with having won over $100,000 by
playing the boy's mounts to win.
The season of 1901 saw Hildebrand at
the height of his career. He was taken
East by Teager and while the critics were
slow to acknowledge Hildebrand as a great
nar, tacy at last cua so, out aavisca the
most of the stars of the 'Oi-5 eleven ha?e
left the city, and those who are not with
the team and still residents have ex
pressed their Intention of retiring from
the gridiron. Captain Jordan. Keller.
Dowllng. Kerrigan. Pratt and a few oth
ers of the team of last year and of pre
ceding ones, are still to be found in
harness when the signal for practice Is
Gossip in club circles has turned en
tirely to the gridiron and any one ven
turing Inside the portals of tho Mult
nomah club may hear an interesting dis
cussion on the merits of the new eleven
and its chances as against the teams of
former years. These arguments are
always interesting for the earnestness
with which the enthusiasts debate the
meritorious points of this or that player
or team.'
Practice of the Eleven.
Each practice of the eleven Is attended
by a coterie of clubmen who watch the
work of the team every year from the
start of the practice season to the final
game, and these same enthusiasts some
times become thoroughly competent to
pass upon the merits of the team as
accurately as an expert football coach
The 'Varsity practice Is held at tho Mult
nomah Field on Sunday mornings, and at
the Portland Biding Academy on John
son Street every Tuesday. Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday evenings of the
week, when almost Invariably there is a
large turnout of candidates.
The accompanying photographs show
the team In practice as It appeared Fri
day evening. The Individual plcturo is
that of Captain Dave Jordan, while the
group pictures represent tho following
players in action: Keller, center; Ster
ling and Butler, guards; Smith and Alex
ander, tackles; Reupcrt and Jordan (cl.
ends; "Walker, quarter; Kerrigan and Mc
Call, half-backs; and Breed, full back.
The Completo Schedule.
The complete schedule, follows:
October 14. first team vs. second (practt.
same): October 21. M. A. A. C. vs. To"
Stevens; October 28. 1L A. A. C. vs. Aatcrt.1
Commercial Club; November II. M. A. A
vs. "Willamette; November 18. M. A. A. C.
Sherman Indians; November 20'. II. A. A J
vs. University o Oregon; December 0. M
A. C. vs. O. A. C: December 10. II. A. A I
vs. Seattle Athletic Club, at Seattle; Dcerr
ber 25. 31. A. A. C. vs. All-Oregon; Janu
ary 1. 31. A. A. C.' vs. Seattle, at Portland.
boy and the bookmaker to break company
For a time it was given out that Teager
had sold his contract to the late Mr.
Whitney, but It developed that he had
only a call on the boy's services.
HIIdcbrand'3 first troubles began at Los
Angeles. He began to grow Important af
ter It was given out that ho had been en
gaged by Mr. Whitney to ride for his big
stable. Hildebrand became too big for
the Ascot meeting and for refusing to
obey instructions wa3 set down. Rather
than stand for the brief "lay off he quit
riding. Ho went East and early In the
year occurred his ride on Duenna, a heav
ily played favorite. He was severely crit
icised and his ride on the horse wns said
to havo been the worst bit of horseman
ship ever witnessed on an Eastern track.
Duenna had the race won and Hildebrand
went to sleep and let an outsider slip up
on the outside and beat him. Ho was also
In trouble at Saratoga. He was suspended
for the meeting for rough riding. He be
haved hinmsclf for a while, but at the
Gravesend meeting patrol judges and tho
boys who were in the race3 with Hilde
brand began making charges against his
foul tactics In attempting to reach the
wire first.
In the ruling of the Jockey Club in
setting Hildebrand down for good, there
is no Intimation of crookedness, the ex
planation being that his license was re
voked for "rough and careless riding"
r As tho matter stands Hildebrand Is nned
off tho turf. He is even worse off than
Tod, Sloan, for Sloan, although ruled off
in England, could have ridden in this
country and at any track racing under t.i
jurisdiction of the Western Jockey Club.
The ruling against Hildebrand will keep
him off the Oakland track this Winter.
Tho Jockey Club, while It has no agree
ment with any of the Eastern Jockey
Clubs, has always refused to foster any
disgraced Eastern jockeys or horsemen
Whether the Los Angeles racing officials
will permit Hildebrand to ride remains to
be seen.
For the past few weeks there have been
rumors of a pending turf war in Cali
fornia this Winter. The row last Winter
over the services of Jockey Bonner, thf
crack negro rider, has not been smoothe-"
hover and the announcement that Adolph
Sprockets had not engaged stalls at Em
eryvllle and that he had at Ascot has se
lots of tongues wagging. Bonner ran out
on Walter Jennings and was suspended
Spreckels, it seems, wanted tho services
of the negro, and some declarations of
war were made at that time. It would
not be surprising in the least to see the
announcement made that there would bs
two tracks In San Francisco this Winter,
with racing by two different jocxey clubs
The racing outlook In the South this Win
ter does not appeal very strongly o
horsemen and most of them who are now
racing In the East have declared their In
tention of racing this Winter on the Coast
A row between Spreckels and President
Williams would be a rough one, as both
are fighters. There has been some talk
of Corrigan again taking a hand In the
California racing and of tho row that he
had with several of the big San Francisco
racing folks being patched up. It la to
be sincerely hoped that all the turf war
gossip will end there, for a light this Wfr
ter will mean tho end of racing on k