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- . "EVENTS Or THE WEEK IX SPORTS" AS REVIEWED BY CARTOONIST MURPHY, i ' , 1 T
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I Eastern Leagues Draft Men
? From Pacific. Coast,
WILL ENTER FAST COMPANY
Twelve Favorites or the Fans Will
Go to the Bis Leagues Schlafly
Drafted From the Port
' Twelve of the bost players ofvtbe vari
f ous Pacific Coast League loams have
boon puniha.oed -or drafted by the .major
league organizations for the coming Jea
. won This i undoubtedly the greatest in-.
. Toad -ever made upon a minor league, and
. emphasizes the tjuulUy of playing talent
developed on the Coast.- Or this number
only one. from, each -team was claimed by
I 9raft. the others being secured .by pur
chase, except in the-cases of Graham of
f Wreonia . and Xnalon of San Francisco,
jkfsvnu had "jion-ropcrve contracts and were
ceo to go where they pleased.
f- Among these player are several who
should make good with casc. aud- some
wpa-.aro iar iroiu . uuinj; umjw ,
Enin'tnrlol l.Vir IllKtiUlOe lllft OHSC8 Of X6r-
jfyhe and Xealon. secured by St. Ixiuis
ijiS't.Louis secured' Kordykc by purchase
from Mike Fisher, and during the coming
iilhm'er the crack ox-Tiger first wicker
fill draw hist checks from McAlcerls
morjoan league aggregation. Fred
ffclark. manujger of the Pittsburg aggre
gation In the National League, journeyed
Kfll the way to San Francisco for the pur
0H5C of outbidding the. other major
(league clubs for the services of Joe
SjJcalon. pud secured the Seal first-sacker
r the fat salary of $080 for the season.
p comparing the two firft basemen it
Iwould soem that Sll LouK for the noml
Jnal purchuFc price of ?2oOi paid Tor Nor
tilyke. ha? much the best of Pittsburg In
She quality .f the players secured. AI
giast. any fan on the Pacilic Coast will
fbfKlily. recommend the ex-Tiger as being
Jje belter all-anmud man of the two.
5jjpon being requested for tin opinion as
ra their r Utlve "ability.
.Wlialcn, IJltt and Kccfc Drhftcd.
t"t)lark Giitflth. profiting "by the .success
jilt-Ahe x-Portlander. IJIHy Hogg, has
kidd'od three mor- young twlrlern rrom
nhr Cpast League to his -pitching .staff
?for 'he,x.t season. The manager of the
"JCew York Americano has drafted or pur
Kgiased Pitchers Whalen and HItt. or the
tSan Francisco team, and Bobby Keere,
ijSf Tacoma. In the latter ho has the star
ot the lOHgiicand one man who will, bar
tring aeeidfitts or sickness, make good.
A to liic Seal pair. Hitt appcars to be a
''trifle awkward for major league material
....and would do well to gain another year's
ijcperienc In a minor league berore Ven
.turlnr among the big guns. The young
ster possesres plenty or speed and curves,
but being a southpaw will have an addi
tional handicap in .learning to fiMd his
position properly, for as a rule lefthand
ers are none too' sure In that line, and
HHht v " exception to ihjs rnje. In
hYhaicn, Grifilth may have a prize, but
yJlmmy is so orratic that It is hard to
Mtidgo his capabilities properly. In San
IFrancieep he can pitch rings around
.Diost an;i of them, but when on the road
'iv. Jin nfinn annrarjvd as the veriest ritih.
jjTis principal derect is the loss at times
h '"of selt-confidence.
PittPbuig's draft of Shcohan.. marks the
?$ccoDd visit of thp crack little third base
6 .an to the major leagues Ho went up
above once oeiore. out owing to an m
I inry during th? Spring nractice wa? ln
t caoadtated from doing himself Justice.
S j.Charlie' Graham, the brains or tthe erst
X Jjvhile champion Tacoma team, has signed
Boston AWierlcau LeUgUe contract Tor
3lie season of 190G. and will be on the
jteam that Jimmy Collins ta"kcs to Georgia
ti tho Spring. Graham has a good base
c iball, licad. but his catching and throwing
iare-'not any too fine for '(he. class or ball
o is entering, and unless- he shows a
narked improvement over his work in
3.his league, now that he is. rrec from cap
jatnfy worries, his career with the Bos
'tns will not be of -Jong duration. As a
iriembe- of that team he will -have to com
pete with McGovern. Doran. Armbruster
-apd Uic veleran FarrMI. In addition to
r Lou Crigrr; all or whom are ancmbcrs of
t pbllhis? catching department.
' Portland looses Schlaflj'.
-i The .only member or the Portland team
3 jc" drfte(i wns Larry Schlafly. the
lever -s(ocond-baseman. who was selected
" -by draft by Jake Stahl's "Washington
Aanerlcan League team. According to
Manager McCredle, the drart oT Schlafly
' wa intended for Atz, hui. owing to an
error at the "Washington end of the deal,
thcx take Schlafly instead or the crack,
little shortstop. Schlafly may prove a
. valuable inan to Uie "Xatlons," ror there
la no question or his ability, providing he
displays any willingness to gh-e the club
liis best efforts.
The Oakland team loses the services or
Jimmy Byrnes and "Doc" Mosklman. the
former going to the cliamplon Athletics
or tho American League, and the latter
to the Chicago Xatlonal Club. Byrnes is
one of the most promising youngeters de
veloped -on ih-y Cast in several years, and
-Connie MficK has a jwle in the yutgsicr
it i.s receive tho proper eiicbursgwuenL
amortg thfr "AthletiCi. Ossec Schcckbngost
AniLMikc-Powers, tho veteran catchers of
Connie Mack's, brigade, should prove ex
cellent coaches for the Oakland youngster.
, Seattle lofccs one.man in the person of
"Pug Bennett, the player they secured
"by purchase from the Nashville team ot
the Southern League late In the season.
Bennett derives The sobriquet from his
pugnacious attitude in all disputes. He is
a highly capable player, and should prove
a help to the St. Ixuls team, which dub
secured him by draft.
Connie Mack Secures "Spider" Bauni
"Jasacs MorleyV; cliamplon Angel brigade
loses only one man. and that one is prob
ably the. best young pitcher developed on
the Coast In many years. "Spider" Baum.
the crack twirlor of the Angel toanv Is
the man secured, and he will be a. mom
bor of Connie Slack's team next season.
Baum wa rated as one or the most prom-
ising youngsters fn tho league, and sev
eral authorities predicted that he would
.be taken by' the major leagues after last
In addition' to the players rrom the
Coast .. League who have been flrarted.
there are several other men who former
's played In this league who go into fast
company this season.
Jerry Freeman, the popular flrst base
man, who was a member of the Portland
team 'amil he jmffercd a broken leg in a
game , under Dugdale In lftW. lias been
signed to play Jlrst for Uie Boston Amor-r
lean League. tt&ni. Freeman was. one of
the most promising players who ever wore
a local uniform. a.nd up to th.c time or his
accident great things were expected of
him. 13e seems to have thoroughly recdv
cred from that injury, and was heralded
as a find during the short time he was
with Collin" aggregation, at the close, or
tho past season.
Gensus-of Catholic Church.
. ill LYi'AU K EE, Jan. 6. From advance
sheets of the official Catholic directory,
published in Milwaukee., it is found that
.the total Roman Catholic population of
the United States is 12.C51.9H. an increase
of 1S9.151 over the previous year. The
total number of Catholic -priests, including
.seculars and regular. Is 1-1.-151. an increase
of (27. The total number of Cathone
churchos is 11.811. an increaso 427 over
tho previous yar. The number of chil
dren attondlngVratholIc parochial schools
has Increased 1.O66.207, an increase of al
KoeTc Island Road Fights Snow'.'
KL PASO, Tox.. Jan. C FJfty milos
of Rock Island railroad track arc now
lilockcd by snow near Carrlzozo. X. M.
Five rotary snowplowa and 100 men
with picks and shovels are at work.
Rock Island trains are being- sunt
around on a 7J0-mIlc detour by way
of Fort Worth and the Santa Fc
' ' siiittj
JLKKV rXKEXAX. KX-FIXST BAS1IMAN FOR THE 1KJXTL.VND d.VH,
WHO HAU,"8KKN TJKAITED !' THE BOSTON AMKKJC.VSS TOK TflK
COM'ING SKASON. . -
. THE SUXDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, JANUARY 7, 190C.
NEER GETS MEDAL
Artificer of First Battery Wins
0. N. G. Trophy.
CHAMPION WITH REVOLVER
Twenty-Three Members of First Bat
tery, Field Artillery, Qualify as
Marksmen During the
The annual revolver shoot ror the state
medal, hold .anion? tho mem bars of the
First Battery, Flold Artillery. O. X. G-.
which look place at the Armory dur
ing the past lew months, resulted in the
medal becoming the property or Artificer
A. C. Xeer ror the ensuing year. ThU
trophy is shot ror each year by the mem
bars or the artillery corps, and lias ben
competed ror during the past three years.
Corporal Ormandy captured the trophy
the flrst time. The gecond hoot frr the
medal was -won by Private I-arKin. It
was recently won by Artificer Xeer after
one of the most enthusiastic competitions
In the history of the battery.
Incentive to Marksmanship.
The medal was presented by the officers
of the state guard as an .incentive to the
men to acquire a proficiency in marks
manship. In this branch of duty the
First Battery ranks high among the
fnarksmcn or the state militia, ror out or
(5 men competing In the recent shoot, 23
secured markings that qualify them as
During the shoot the battery had sev
eral of its reliable men among the guards
men assigned to duty at the Lowis ami
Clark Fair, and tliesc men were unable to"
nter the contest.
Must Be Won Thrice.
To become the personal property or an
individual member or the battery, the
medal must be won three years In suc
The events in the recant competition
consisted or time Are at ranges or S and
"WINS MAitKSMANSHU' UADCE.
, ' :
At the niunrand lsspecion of th Ktrst.
Batter Field Artlltcrj. O. N. Captain H.
I". Welch presented the marksinaRshlp
badsr to Artlflerr A. t;. Ner. The medal
has to be won three tlnies te broiHe th ter.
manent pos.csstoR of the holder. .V high
Jinks felloared the presentation.
0 yards. 2D seconds between each shot,
and rapid tire at IS and S-yard range.
Ave shots in ten seconds. Tho regulation
Colts cavalry revolver was used in the
The scores made by thos qualifying as
marksmen were as follows:
Name and rank
Artificer A. O. Neer. .
Private J. Clow
Corporar C. H. Olxteir
Private Hal Grn
Private G. A. Wood
Captain II. V. Welch
Sergeant Herman Grimm...
Sergeant O. B. Otterstedt..
Prlvatu U r. Flak
Lieutenant Lee M. Clark...
Cook F. W. Fink
Private C W. Morgan
Corporal V. F. IIovratonv.
Private E. K. SIbray ...
Lieutenant F. 11. Burns....
rrlvate T. Hoy
Lieutenant F. I Itandall...
Musician t. W- Wherlcr
Corporal A". Gray
Flnt Sergt- J. P. KrupUe...
Sergeant Gor?r P. Krupke.
BANKERS SENT TO PRISON
Inibodcn and 1IHI Given Ten Years
Tor Hcpentnnee. ,
DENVER. Jan. 6. Leonard B. Im
boden and James A. Hill, convicted of.
conspiracy to wreck the De'nver Sav
ing Bank and direct its funds to their
use. wcra sentenced by Judge Peter
L Palmer in the District Court today
to be confined in the State Peniten
tiary for nine to 10 years at hard la
bor. Judge Palmer denied the mo
tion for a new trial, but granted a
stay or 30 days to enable the attorneys
for the convicted -.men to appeal to
the State Supreme Court for a super
sedas. Laughs While Husband Dies.
DES MOINES, la., Jan. L. MIckle,
a druggist, tcstirylng in th& case of Mrs.
Joseph Pratt, at Rockwell City, accused
of murdering her husband last June, said
that the derendant purchased an ounce
or arsenic rrom him prior to her hus
band's death. The state alleges as a mo
tive ror the alleged crime that Mrs. Pratt
was In love with a rarmhand, "Will Per
rlng, and that the two conspired to mur
der the woman's husband. Witnesses said
that during the dying man's convulsions
the derendant and her alleged lover
laughed in the death chamber and held
each other's hands.
Preserve It Tor the Future.
The Dalies Chronicle
As we perused the splendid Xew
Year's edition of The Oregonian as it
came to our table yesterday replete
with so much valuable Information
concerning- the state, wo could but
think what a priceless treasure each
.year! special edition would be bound
and placed in the libraries ot the state.
Too little or tMs sort of thins Is done
in Oregon, "tfe weuld advise all to
.jHerv'e the W5 edition of the New
Year's Oregon la a.
DENY BRAFT CHARGE
Whitman Students Answer Ex
pose of President Ferrin.
OFFERED NO INDUCEMENTS
President Penrose Also "Writes an
Open Letter to Pacific University
Orricinl Denying Jtcaching
Out for Athletes.
"WHITMAX .COLLEGE. "Walla Walla.
Wash.. Jan. 6. (Special.) Dimlck. Spagle
and Philbrook. the Whitman College root
ball players, accused of leaving Pacific
University by President Forrla. of that
Institution, because or pecuniary induce
ments, arc very indignant over what they
deem -acfiection on their character as
amBteurathlctes. Dimlck has just re
turned rrom spending the holidays at his
home In Oregon, and as soon as the three
boys got to comparing notes on the
articles In several Oregon papers, they de
termined to have their side or the case in
the papers. They sent out todny tho rol-"
lowing: statement to the press:
Students Make Statement.
Several articles in. newspapers or,ihe
Xorthwes. reflecting upon our character
as athletes have been called to our notice
recently, and we think the public ought
to know the true reason why we left Pa-.
Irtc University, and -wjiy we came to
Whitman. The facts of the whole matter
are these: All three or us went to Pacilic
a year ago last September. We were at
tracted there because we prererred a de
nominational school, because wc liked the
course or study It offered, and because
It was warmly Indorsed by our Mends.
We are all or us Interested In athletics
and the success or student activities or all
kinds In a schoolo. We round that these
tlitn were wofully neglected at .the uni
versity, mainly because or lack or encour
agement on behalf or the faOuity. The
fact that during an Intercollegiate football
game prominent members or the faculty
calmly engaged In target shooting with
dow and arrow in another part or the col
lege campus will show how much Interest
they took In our success. Many similar
cases dlgusted us. with the Institution.
The student body became so malt that
BOBBY KF.EFE. PITCHER POR THE
TWO SEASONS, WHO HAS BEEN
AMERICANS FOR 1B08.
there seemed no hope of success In stu
dent affairs or athletics. We. like a lot of
other students, decided not to return.
We began at once looking' around for
another Institution. Wc were first at
tracted to Whitman by the account of
that institution which Pacific's debatlng
team gave ns. The team had been up to
Walla Walla to debate. The fact that
there was a large dormitory at Whitman
and a One new gymnasium also attracted
us. Philbrook worked In the harvest
field this Hummer, and became more than
ever Impressed with the fact that Whit
man was the school for hlnu We had all
decided to go to the same institution, and
so when Philbrook said it was Wnltman
for him. It was Whitman for us all.
Xo Inducements From "Whitman.
We want it distinctly understood that
we had rully deckled to come to Whitman
berore we over got a. single line from any
representative of Whitman, and that the
Whitman authorities rully understood
that we were not going- back to Pacilic
under any circumstances when they wrote
us. We also wish to state that we were
not offered any Inducements to come to
"Whitman College to partake In athletics.
On the contrary, we were plainly told we
were not to consa if that was our main
obi cct We wish, further, to say that we
i have found a b1m.cc which Ik entirely a.t-
isractory to us. and that we intend to re
main here thrqughout our college career.
Open Letter to Dean Ferrin.
The position of "Whitman College In re
gard to the recent assertions made In
Oregon newspapers that three former stu
dents of Pacific University had been In
duced by pecuniary compensation to come
to Whitman College and play rootball was
clearly stated in a letter sent to President
Ferrin. of Pacific University, by President
S. B. L. Penrose Tuesday. The names or
the young men are Georgtf Dimlck. Frank
J. Spagle and George Philbrook. Follow
ing: is copy or the letter sent to the j
Oregon president: j
President "W. X. Ferrin. Pacific Unlver- j
slty. Forest Grove. Or. My Dear Pres- j
Ident Ferrin: I returned, ten days ago.
trom the East, where" I have been spend
ing the Fall, and find that the newspapers
are full of charges which you are said to i
have made against Whitman College. You
are reported to have asserted that wo dls
honoraoly Induced certain students to
-leave Pacific University and come to
Whitman ror the sake or pecuniary gain
through athletics. My attention was only
called to the matter yesterday, or I should
have written to you sooner, ror I think
the rriondshlp which has always existed
between our .two colleges ought not to be
marred by false reports or unjust asser
tions. Le't me state the Tacts as 1 know
We have three students this year who
formerly were at Pacific University. They
hax'e played on our football eleven, but
they have each maintained a high stand
ard of scholarship, have worked their
way honorably by some ronn of manual,
labor, such as-waiting- on table or Janitor
work, and are now In college In excellent
standing.- Let me say emphatically that
all or these- young men came here on
their own Initiative, that they were not
j jwrsuaded by us to leave your college, and
I that I should regard any such attempt a3
j indecent and dishonorable, wholly inde-
ract is that they, and some others. I believe-
decided positively to leave Pacific
t University . because or some dissatisfac
tion, and one or tnem ueciueu tor lamny
reason3 to come to Whitman. This one
worked in harvest with some or our stu
dents, and told them about his friends
and their Intentions to go elsewhere to
college. The matter was reported to us
In the Summer. If they were going to
leave Pacific University, wc wanted them,
hut not by unfair means, and. therefore,
before any correspondence was carried on
with them, we learned rrom them that,
under no circumstances, would they re
turn to Pacific. Feeling clear on that
point, we corresponded with them and
made known to them the advantages of
Whitman. In September the three frlondn
entered college, and letters or honorable
dismissal rrom Principal Bates have been
received. They have done well in every
respect, bcinar hard-working. Industrious,
honorable young men. in earnest to get
a college education. They did not come
Just to play rootball. and they received no
special inducements on that account, ror
we do not believe In such methods. We
offered them no more than we have this
year offered to other students not In ath
letics, namely, just what we offer to every
energetic young man. whether In athletics
or not, the chance to earn his way by.
TACOMA TEAM DURING THE PAST
PURCHASED BY THE NEW YORK
hard work, and the promise to help him
find work. To all such students dependent
on their own efforts, we are in the habit
of granting free tuition from our scholar
ship funds, on condition that a standing
of over SO per cent be maintained, and
this condition is rigidly observed.
I feel sure that you would Justiry our
action If vou had known the circum
stances. If any students should decide to
leave Whitman, I would be glad to have
you use similar measures to get them to
attend Pacific University. You certainly
would not object to students coming to
Whitman in prererence to other colleges
of the Xorthwes. if they would not at
tend Pacific. Just aa I would be glad to
have any students who should leave Whit
man go to Pacific University.
Since the matter has already been given
much publicity, it seems rair to give this
letter to the newspapers, and I. have so
With highest regards. I am. sincerely
yours. S. B. L. PEXROSE.
Nicaragua Pardons Americans.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6- The State
Department has received a cablegram
from Nicaragua, announcing that, .the
Albers, brothers, who have bee,h in,
prison there, have been pardoned by
the Xicaraguai Government.
YEAH-FOR THE AUTOS
Present One Promises Much
GOOD ROADS BIG FACTOR
Local Club Has Accomplished 3Iucb
in Oiling the Linnton Drive,
. and Hopes to Do -Much
More Good Work.
The year 1906 promises to develop a
large Increase In the number of 'automo
biles owned by individuals In this city,
which also means an increased interest
in the good-roads movement and the ad
dition of many new workers to the cause.
The Portland Automobile Club has don'
much toward the Improvement of some
of the country thoroughfares and" expects
to accomplish a great deal more during
the coming Spring. The efforts ot the
cjuh have been successful In the past as
is shown by the splendid road known as
the Linnton or St. Helens County Raid
This thoroughfare has been Improved and
otied ror a distance or rour or five miles
from, the city, and Is the principal avenue
ror .-the autoists. . The auto chit? is now
turning its attention to the extension of
this road and the improvement of others,
in which effort it should meet with the
assistance of all citizens of Portland, for
nothing adds somuch to the beauty of a
city as good thoroughfares.
The automobile js certain to become the
potent factor In securing improved thor
oughfares extending Into the rural dis
tricts, for autoists are unable to obtain
sufficient leeway in careering their ma
chines In the corporate limits of the city
on account of the speed-limit ordinances,
and naturally must seek rural avenues
where they can let the, "go-devils" out.
and in order to spin through the rural
sections it is absolutely necessary to im
prove the roads, most of which, arc com
mon clay-bank roads and will have to be
graveled and graded. m
More than .7)0 accidents to' motor-ear
tourists have been reported in the United
States and Canada during 100J. many of
them resulting fatally. It cannot be said
that these accidents were wholly due' t"
rapid speed or reckless driving, for som
of the most 3erlous ones happened to
automobilists who are known to be
prudent and careful In the management
or their vehicles. Most of them could
have been avoided by a better kfiowlet'u"
of the danger points, or by sonic warning
by which the toWist could have lc-;n
advised oC the proximate peril. The truth
is that In many parte of the country, and
especially In those sections which are
most picturesque and attractive to th
tourist the highways arc too narrow and
winding and aro often skirted by deep,
unguarded ditches and dangerous; gullies,
and crossed by railroad tracks at points
where the tourist would have little rea
son to anticipate them.
To lessen these perils as much as pos
sible the American Motor League has
called upon Its consuls, members and pro
prietors or official stations. In all the Im
portant states where touring is most
popular, to take up the work of erecting
danger signs and guide-boards, by which
the tourist may be forewarned- and his
course directed to the avoidance of thes
pltralls. Many or these danger signals
have already been put up and the Pitts
burg Board or Consuls or the American
Motor League has been particularly ac
tive in Western Pennsylvania in putting
this work in evidence. -The league sends
out stencils rrom which these- signs can
be easily made by a man or ordinary
skill, and in some cases the completed
signs are sent out ready to be out up.
Blanks are being sent to automobilists
In several states with letters requesting
Information as to points where these
signs should be erected and a contract
hag been made with a firm in Central
Xew York ror a large number or signs
which will bo put up In place within the
next rew months. It Is believed that be
rore the end of 1906 more than 3000 or
these signs will bo placed in different
parts ot the .United States.
A practical handbook ror automootusts.
having 1G0 pages and entitled "Roadside
Troubles. will be out or press by the
middle or January and will be distributed
rree by the American Motor League to its
members. It contains 20 chapters cover
ing all subjects from the selection and
purchase of a car to the smallest detail
of management; tells how to grasp and
master -various troubles which beset the
automobillst in his varied experience:
treats of. many Important subjects not
mentioned in the ordinary handbook, and
Is written in plain language that all may
understand. It's author Is Charles EL
Duryea, one or the pioneer American
manuracturers of motor cars and the
first president of the American Motor
Bull Terriers for Sale
Willamette Bull Terrier Kennels. d;?lrins
to dlepoeet of some of Ita surplus stock, offers
for sale four prlze-wiqnlng. pure white, thor
oughbred bull terrier bitches of different agt.
alt In perfect cowdltkxf-and sold for no fault.
Prices from $1G to $75i Thwe dogs may
be seen by appefatBieat.
Address 413 Eleventh St, City