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NEWS AND GOSSIP IN THE WORLD OF SPORTS
Pacific Coast League Circuit Hinges on Seattle's Action.
Fitzsimmons and His Wife Play Press Agent Dodge
THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, JANUARY 14, 1900.
NO mm A GAME
California Committee Says
GAME SVNEEbS REVISION
"Unless Rules Arc Changed .Univer
sity of California Authorities Will
Favor. Adoption- of -Rugby
Sstylc of Play.
After six -wcoks' deliberation, the fac
ulty athletic committee of the "University
of California has. submitted . a very com
plete report of the. existing conditions in
tho footballnrorld, together with several
suggestions as to the improvement of. the
game. Tills report has beenturned over
to President Wheeler, who recently made,
The report is interesting because it
. deals with football from the side of fac
ulty men who are strongly interested in'
the game and want to see it continue,
providing it serves the purpose for
which it was intended. The three mem
bers of the committee Colonel George C.
Edwards, Harry Beal Torrey and A. W.
Whitney have for many years taken an
' active Interest in the game, and their
suggestions are not made in a spirit of
hostility or malice. They want to see
the sport prosper.
The Status of Football.
The most important points that the
committee has taken into consideration
are the allegations that the annual foot
ball gamos have turned into "intercol
legiate spectacles"; that but few stu
dents can participate in the sport; that
it is not really dangerous to college play
ers; and that conditions on the Pacific
Coast and in California In particular are
not nearly so bad as in other sections of
the country. The report concludes with
the resolution recommending that the an
nual California-Stanford game be no
longer held under the present rules, and
that the Rugby game be adopted if the
present game is not changed to some ex
tent. The committee also asked several
well-known captains and coaches to as
sist in forming the final decisions. The
committee's report says In part:
American college football provides a
spectacle, it Ih not a game. It is not
what we ordinarily term recreation or
pastime. It js not physical culture. That
there is a demand for some such spec
tacle is evidenced by the crowds that at
tend the so-called "big games." In Cali
fornia the numbers arc from 33,000 to
16,000. The last Harvard-Yale contest was
witnessed by 43.000. Those desiring to at
tend far exceed these numbers.
Game for the Few.
That college football as it exists is
not a game is illustrated by the fact that
in the first 12 years in which it lias held
sway on the Pacific Coast only 75 stu
dents of the University of California have
taken part, or have been substitutes, in
the "big games' with Stanford. It exists
as an activity for the few. not the many.
It exists solely as an intercollegiate spec
tacle. The "big game" and victory are
its exclusive reasons for being. Remove
it from tho category of intercollegiate con
tests and it would die.
Thcscholarshlp record of football men
who have taken part in contests wltlf
Stanford,-from the beginning of such con
tests t?'the present time, shows that tho
football men have graduated the same per
ctnt of their number as have the other 4000
mn of the University.
Ex-participants, without exception so
far as we know, want the contests to con
tinue, but many of them wish some modi
fication of the rules.
The most conspicuous- charge at present
is that football is intolerably rough.
Newspapers have printed statistics to
show that 19 persons have been killed and
more than 330 have been seriously injured
during the past year as a result of play
ing football. Thls record is alone suffi
cientbald, inadequate, and unanalyzed
as it stands to unite the sedentary, the
onathlotlc and the timorous with the
many whose knowledge of the contest
haw been solely through hearsay. Into a
body of fierce opponents of such a sport.
When the record is analyzed. It is found
that one of the victims was a girl, and
almost every one of the others a member
f a preparatory school or a scrub eleven.
Strictly college football has claimed a
Aery small number of victims the coun
try over. When the record of the last
ten years of football on the Pacific Coast
is examined. It is at. once apparent that
the serious injuries received by players
have been very few. Recent games have
been almost without accident, though
lilayed with great spirit and determina
tion. There i? no doubt that football is
rough. The facts seem to indicate fur
ther than it is intolerably rough for un
trained men and unseasoned preparatory
school bovs and girls. They do not, how
ever, warrant its -withdrawal, on tlw
same ground, from Its place as a college
lias Become a Vocation.
From being a pastime football has be
come a vocation followed as such for a
short season each year by players and
bleachers. The large sum? obtained each
year have made large expenses possible
which the persons in the game are not
ealled upon to stand. It has become a
money-maker requiring an administrative
staff. The management naturally looks
at it as a spectacle. Grand-stands must
be built and they must bo filled. It must
Oiercfore insist upon the quality of the
pame, regardless of the number of men
engaged or Its claims merely as an ath
letic siport. Business - takes precedence
here. Commercialism enters. Men may
le bought, or be proselytized. All the
t vlls from which Eastern institutions have
suffered, enter through the gate. Pros,
pective spectators criticise coach and
team, and make demands. And they have
the right to be satisfied, for they support
the game. We are forced to the admis
sion that football 35 years ago, as free as
air, is now bought and paid for by an
Professional Methods Infused.
,The "win at any cost" spirit, now said
to be prevalent in the Middle West; is
a direct outcome ot the application of
professional methods in the domain of
sport whose sole, excuse for existence lies
in the preservation of the amateur spirit.
It is the "win at any cost" spirit which
has disfigured the commercial life of the
Nation. To allow it to Invade the domain
of college athletics is merely to permit
the destruction -of one of the greatest
educative forces in college lif. Good col
lege sportsmen are bound to be better
sportsmen in business life than men who
are only interested in results.
Your committe docs not believe In the
employment of foreign coaches:
First Because they work distinctly as
j rofessionals- And -cannot .have the general
welfare of the student body or of the uni
versity at heart
Second They are chiefly concerned with
the result of the contest and are con
sidered largely responsible for it. It is
their victory or their defeat quite as
much as Utat of the college.
Third The college occupies the position
of hiring an outsider to win the game, a
thing which is distinctly unamatcur.
. The present agitation .against football
we bellevo to be due to the following:
First The fact., that under present con
ditions there Is. government without rep
resentation. That da repugnant to the
American mind. A practically .self-constituted
and self-perpetuating committee
of seven assumes to control these- con
tests all over the country't Some of the
members of this -committee are distinctly
Evils of Large Receipts.
Second There is tho feeling that the
large gate receipts offer an opportunity,
for the unfair manager to use unfair
means jn getting coaches and men who
will themselves be unfair in order to
bring tlie victory that they have been
paid to help get. It would appear from,
some of the recent articles In public prints
that this feeling IS not altogether with
out foundation. However, no such charge
is made against California, and we .know
that no such charge could truthfully be
Third It has been said that the contest,
as at present carried on, offers opportuni
ty Jor slugging that cannot bo seen by
the officials. Certainly no such opportu
nity has been taken advantage of bj any
Callfornla contestant in years. Some peo
ple aro altogether too ready to charge
that what might have been done, was
Fourth The contests are said to be
brutal. They are rough; and sometimes
accidents occur, but we submit that we
have not in years seen any brutality on
a. football field. Brutality lies in the in
tent, to do harm. Such intent does not
exist in California contests.
Fifth There is personal danger to those
participating in the contests. But, no
danger, no courage. It is said, and we
believe It, that no one lias ever been killed
or been seriously Injured in any of the
"big games" of the country. The dan
gers of football are not so great as the
dangers of mountain climbing. For ex
ample, in Switzerland the deaths from
mountain climbing are from 300 to 400
per year. Nor are- the dangers of
football so great as the dan
gers of yachting, of swimming, of auto
mobillng, or of roller-skating. The great
est likelihood of physical harm comes to
boys ot high school age. They have
grown beyond tholr strength. They are
apt to be less carefully trained, if trained
at all, and they are Inclined to be reck
less. Consumes Too Much Time.
Sixth The preparation for the contests
absorbs too much of the time and the on
crgy of the participants and of the Inter
ested non-participants during the eight or
ten weeks which precede tho "big game."
The committee feels that too much time
is devoted to the preparation of a team.
But there is somethlng of value in it as a
lesson in special preparation looking
toward the attainment of a definite result.
We believe that football tends to diminish
loafing and loaferishness. Its Influence is
decidedly against any and all forms of
dissipation and what is sometimes called
Tour committee believes in football.
There arc always two sides to a ques
tion, else there would bo no question.
Some such spectacular contest seems use
ful in such a community as ours. No sat
isfactory substitute has been proposed.
We believe that modifications can be made
that shall diminish the evils without de
stroying the virility of a contest in favor
of which very much can be said. We are
of the" opinion that rules governing the
spectacle may be so .framed as to do away
with the preponderance of mass play; to
diminish the tendency to fake Injury when
rest and comfort is what is wanted; to di
minish the opportunity for unfairness: to
present a spectacle that shall not be tire
some; and to havo simpler and better
codified rules. We believe in a represent
ative government, and in having alert and
unbiased officials. And we believe in the
encouragement of games which arc not so
strenuous and not so dangerous.
Some of the Modifications.
Some of the modifications that we would
suggest as looking toward the desired end,
if mere modifications are to be made, .
would be: Require that at least seven
men of the offensive sjde shall be on the
line of scrimmage. Diminish the time of
each half to 30 minutes. Establish 35 min
utes as the maximum aggregate time to
be takeu out for the benefit of cither
team. Return to the old bar cleats on the
shoes. Designate an official who shall call
tho ball as "down," and not leave the de
cision to the carrier of the ball, who may
desire to squirm a few inches farther and
in so doing invite the men of the oppos
ing team to fall on him to prevent his
FUND FOR THE ATHLETES.
Northwest Asked to Subscribe to the
A request has arrived from Caspar
Whitney; chairman of the Amorlcan
committee of the Olympian games at Ath
ens, Greece, through J. IS. Sullivan, sec
retary of that committee, for funds to
help defray the expends of the All
Americans track team to be sent to Ath
ens in April.
This request is made' to the Pacific
Northwest Association of the Amateur
Athletic Union to appeal to the wholo
Northwest, which is doslroun, as well as
the other parts of the United States, of
sending a winning team to represent
America at the International games in
Greece. The request is not only made
to individuals who are interested in
healthful athletics, but to schools, col
leges and athletic institutions of the Pa
cific Northwest, to do all In their power
to help make a winning team for
It is not only the athletes of tho world
who will be interested in these Athenian
contests-, but others as well, from all
parts of the globe, who will go to wit
ness these games of strength, endurance
and science among the different nations.
It is not alone a test of national athletic
superiority, but an appeal to national
pride as well, it being a true test of a
nation's physical capabilities.
For any Information desired or checks
to be sent, address H. W. Kerrigan, sec-rctary-treasurcr
of P. N. A.. Portland, Or.
COTTON PRICES TO SOAR
Southern IMantcrs Will Fix the Vol
ume of Sales.
NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 13.-tSpeciaI.)-The
Southern Cotton Association ad
journed Its three-day session this after
noon after receiving reports from com
mittees recommending certain policies for
the planters to follow out in forcing the
price of cotton by a concerted movement
for reduced acreage and the diversifica
tion of crops. The warehouse committee
recommended the building of fireproof
warehouses in each of the 33 cotton-producing
states to keep the staple off the
market as long as the market remains
below a certain point to be flxed by the
association executive committee. The
coasmlttee on resolutions reported in fa
vor of the passage of the Overman bill
now pending in Congress. It declared
the absolute necessity of extending the
American cotton market to the Orient,
to care for overproduction. Congress was
memorialised to make immediate appro
ytri&tien for the deepening of the Missis
sippi River and the ecuopletlon of the
WHAT TIE FANS SAI
Pacific Coast League Is in
IT DEPENDS 0N: -SEATTLE
If. the Sound City Withdraws It.WHl
31 can a Four-Club Circuit for
Baseball Instead of a
The question of the olrcult for the sea
son of 1905 in the Pacific Coast League
hinges, on the action of the Seattle club.
"Wholhcr they Intend to stay with tho
league or to retire from active participa
tion in . baseball on . the Coast is still In
doubt, for the directors of the organiza
tion have not definitely announced their
intentions, and the result of their delibera
tions will determine the number of clubs
to comprise the circuit. Should Seattle
discontinue allegiance with this league, a
circuit of four "clubs will compose the
league, while if they decide to continue in
the game, a six-club league will be in evi
dence, as during the past season, with the
exception that another town will take the
place of Tacoma.
Manager McCredie Is still on the hunt
for a second baseman, and stated yester
day that he has great hopes of securing
a. man of National reputation. The draft
ing ot Schlafley is only known to the local
manager through the published bulletin ot
Secretary Farrell, of the National Asso
ciation, for far the Portlanjd team has
received no notification of the draft from
the Washington club.
"I have not sold or released a singlo
player," said Manager McCredie yester
day. "Nor do I intend to part with any
of the regular players on my reserve list,
unless I can secure a good bargain by a
trade. In considering offers, there Is only
one man that I have thought of trading,
and that is on account of a letter from a
friend in St. Louis, who informs me that
John McCloskey is desirous of securing
McLean. If Mac wants the big fellow, he
will have to give me a very good inflclder
in exchange, as well as another man. and
unless he starts negotiations soon It will
bo too late, for T am negotiating for a
young fellow from one ofthe other big
league clubs at present, and it the deal
goes through McLean will wear a Port
land uniform next season. It Is up to Mc
Closkey to hurry."
The retirement of Henry Harris prob
ably means the demise of Mike Fisher's
baseball career, for Harris was the prin
cipal backer of the "hot air" merchant of
Tacoma and other places. Harris has
sold his intcres-ts in the San Francisco
franchise, or at least so he announces
through the press of tho Bay City, and
Andrew J. Clunic. a close personal friend.
Is said to have purchased his interests.
Clunle Is a close friend of Jimmy Coffroth;'
and on that account It is rumored down
South that the well-known fistic promoter
will delve into baseball as the manager of
the Seals next season, and also that
Charlie Graham is to be brought back
from the Boston Americans to take the
captaincy of that club next season- This
is merely speculation on the part of the
Frisco dopesters, for nothing definite will
be known of the San Francisco club's
affairs until after the league meeting
"Chawlcs" Shields, the fashion-plate
twlrlcr formerly of the Portland team. Is
strutting the streets of the City of Mex
ico, and during the hours he is not em
CLEVER DOG TAUGHT MANY TRICKS
Plays the Part of a Waiter and Can. Also Detect Counterfeit Money
GLENN is, perhaps without doubt, one
of the greatest dogs in the country
He is owned by Harry Patrick, formerly
of Portland, and now living at Eleventh
avenue and Fulton street, San Francisco.
Glenn is in no sense a trick dog. He has
never been on the stage and never will
be, but should Mr. Patrick ever need a
"meal ticket" he would have one In this
most remarkable dog, for he can do al
most everything but talk.
Mr. Patrick has taught Glenn a great
many of the tricks he performs, and the
dog himself lias picked up the rest. Mr.
Patrick bought Glenn from a street men
dicant during boom days at Cripple Creek.
One day an old man toddled along the
main street of the Colorado mining town
with a basket on his arm. In the basket
was a black puppy that looked, at tho
passing people out of a pair of the most
marvelous eyes that ever adorned a dog's
head. The old man was "hard up," and
he offered the puppy for sale for a dollar.
Mr. Patrick has always been fond of ani
mals, especially dogs, and he stopped to
look at the puppy. The old man begged
so hard hal Mr. Patrick finally bought
the dog. Glenn showed at the beginning
ho was a wonderful dog, but in spito of
this a death sentence was pronounced
upon him. Things broke badly for Pat
rick and his partners, and when they
made up their mind to get out of Cripple
Creek the question ot what to .do with
Glenn came up. Money was scarce and
rather than give the dog to some one that
would mistreat him it was decided to kill
the animal. This never happend because,
at the last moment, Patrick's heart failed
him. Glenn came to the Coast, and Pat
rick spent more money on tho dog than
he did on himself.
Mr. Patrick found that .Glenn learned
easily, and for his own amusement ho
taught him. The plcturo shows Glenn de
livering a tray with glasses. Mr. Patrick
uses a common tray. He will place six
small glasses on the tray, place it in
Glenn's mouth and tell him to carry it
Into the front room and deliver it. The
dog, carefully balancing the tray and
glasses, will walk Into the room, get near
the table and when Mr. Patrick says,
"Glenn, deliver that water like a gentle
man!" the dog will slowly raise himself
on his hind legs and will place the tray
on the table. The dog has a wonderful
scent. Mr. Patrick will lock him up In a
room and glvo anyone present a lemon or
a bunch ot keys, and allow the person
to hido the article. One man sought to
fool Glenn. A lime was used this time,
and the man hid it underhis hat. When
Mr. Patrick let Glenn out of the room all
he said was "Fetch!" and Glenn began to.
hunt. It took the dog about three min
utes to locate the lime. When he did he
jumped on the man and knocked his hat
off with his nose. Glenn will drive a
horse, and at the. command of his master
will put a guest out of the house. The
dog will first take hold of the, person
indicated by Mr. Patrick and gently tug
at his trousers. If the person does not
move he gets rough.
Walter Heed saw tho dof perform and
Mr. Patrick, to prove to Mr. Reed that
Glenn could understand all that was sakl
to him, said: "Glenn, go with Mr. Reed."
ployed in pitching for the Winter league
team at that place, ambles along the
boulevards displaying the latest In dress
adornments to the wondering gaze of the
Dagoes. Shields and, Big Eddy Huri
burt accepted an offer of play in Mexico
during the Winter, and arc now at the
capital. Hurlburt has signed to catch
for Charles Babb's Memphis team next
-Arthur Irwin, manager of the Altoona
club of the Interstate League, says that
he wiir have a crackajack team this" com
ing season, and one that will be able to
cope with the best- In the country. -He
says he is going to raid the Boston teams
and get Bill DInneen. pitcher of the ex
Champs, and Jim Dclehanty, of the Bos
Irwin will visit Syracuse today, and
says that he will get Dlnneen's signature
to a contract;
When questioned In regard to- his al
Icgea deal with DInneen. Irwin said: '
"Yes. I have practically closed the deal
with DInneen to Join my team. -When the
club management is so foolish as to make
wholesale cuts In salary after "making
close to $50,000 on the season, it iS .sure
to cause trouble. President Taylor of
fered a contract to DInneen calling for a
cut of $1000.
"As soon as DInneen received this con
tract he sent it back and said that he
would rather quit the game than accept.
I have made him a liberal offer and L
know that ho will accept. When he docs
I will be ablo to get several other players
from the same team.".'
Besides Jlra Dclehanty, Irwin says that
it is his purpose to sign all his brothers
with the exception of Willie, who Is too
small. Frank, of New York Americans.
Joe of Buffalo and Tommy of Pueblo will
make a great drawing card, he thinks.
Tom McCarthy, the veteran ballplayer
and for the past two or three years coach
of the Holy Cross nine, has been en
gaged to coach the Dartmouth baseball
team next Spring. v
Captain M. S. O'Brien, of the Green ag
gregation of diamond tosscrs, closed tho
deal whereby McCarthy Is to go to Han
over. March 35, and stay with the team
until the close of the college season.
Pitcher Doc Newton, who made a great
reputation while with the Los Angeles
team In 1501. and played with the New
York Americans last season, is employed
as shipping clerk In an express office in
Ed Abbatlochio. Boston's shortstop In
the National League, has appeared for
the last time In professional baseball and
will become a hotel manager In Boston.
His father has started him In business on
condition that he remains at home and
gives up the roving life of the diamond.
V. 31. C. A. Plans Aquatic Night.
The Y. M. C. A. will hold an open aquatic
night at the swimming pool of the Asso
ciation on Tuesday evening, which, it is
said, will be the first event of the kind
held in this city. The programme will con
sist of various swimming contests, and
will end with a water polo game between
the senior team of the Association and
the Multnomah Club seniors.
The programme follows: Twenty-yard
dash, one length of tank; diving for dis
tance; diving for objects: 00-yard dash,
three lengths of tank; fancy diving; water
The entries for the various events close
tomorrow night, and as there arc a liberal
number already registered, some good
sport seems assured
' Won by Silvcrton Team.
SlLVERTON. Or.. Jan. 13. (Special.)
Tho High School basket-ball team won
from Woodburn High School last eyon
Ing in a. hotly-contested game, which" re
sulted in a score oPTS to 14. Bonncy was
the star for Woodburn. This Is the sec
ond game this year, Woodburn winning
the first game.
Charleston News and Courier.
Now that we begin to see how some of
our best-known "self-made men" did it,
possibly we will be a bit less chesty about
Mr. Reed walked down the street with
Glenn at his heels, and all attempts to
drive him back were fruitless. He got on
a passing car. and when he did Glenn
got on the seat alongside of him. When
Mr. Reed came back he tried to coax
Glenn to follow him, but the dog paid no
attention to him.
One of the funny tricks Glenn performs
is to make "both ends meet." Mr. Pat
rick taught him this trick when times
were hard, and It was a struggle to make
both end meet. Mr. Patrick will pet the
dog and say. "Glenn, these are hard
times, and It's hard to make both ends
meet. Can you make both ends meet?"
Glenn will chase his tall, and when he
succeeds in cateMag it, he will stop and
Mink hht eyes at Ms master.
The dog can ate detect counterfeit
MHvey. He will jrick up the good coin.
FITZ'S WILY DODGE
Plays - tlie Deserted' Husband
BATTLE - AT r VANCOUVER
Warren Zur.brick and Young Mans-
-field -Will Journey Across tl:j.
River for a Little 3IIU
- Wily old Bob Fitzsimmons and his
aotress -wife played to- the .galleries
for a .great deal more newspaper ad
vertising: than the merits of, the; case
demanded during; the past couple of
weeks. Their dodge was one of the
smoothest ever slyen by members of
the thesplah ' profession,' for they
worked the game to a queen's taste.
Fits, a beaten gladiator at the hands
of Jack O'Brien, well knowing that his
star had set in llstlana, plnyed tlie
broken-hearted, deserted husband In
the Bay City,, while his gay young
wife, who has. aspirations of stellar
greatness on the festive boards, hur
ries by fast trains to the land of easy
divorces with the widely spread
avowed intention of becoming sep
arated from her pugilist hubby.. No
sooner doe's she land" at her objective
point than she Is joined by the "ruby
one," and the "klss-and-raake-up"
scene is enacted, to the great delight
of the Immediate friends of both par
tics, and the gullible pubKIs led to
believe that Fitz has won another vic
tory. .Immediately after the "recon
ciliation" the announcement is made
that Julia May Glfford Fitzsimmons
and her pugilistic spouse are to ex
hibit themselves to the public In a
new play written especially for Mrs.
Fitz. Such are the ways of the "has
been." Next Thursday evening the sports of
the City of Portland, who are denied
the pleasure of witnessing battles pu
gilistic at home on account of the vig
ilance of one T. Word and other pious
gents, will have an opportunity ot see
ing a set-to between a couplo of gladlr
ators by Journeying to tho town of
Vancouver, across the Columbia, whore
Messrs. Warren 55urbrick and Young
Mansfiold will go the route for a stip
ulated number of rounds. Tommy
Traccy and Bud Smith, the promoters
of the Vancouver Athletic Club, under
whose auspices the event fistiana is
scheduled, secured theso two clever
exponents of the manly art for their
next attraction, and are firm In their
belief that they will furnish a go that
will prove worthy of the patrons ot the
game in this city. Zurbrlck made an
excellent Impression among the local
sports who witnessed him in the last
exhibition over the river, for in his
bout with Tracey the Buffalo lad dem
onstrated considerable ability and
A fighter that should be given some
recognition from any of the men in the
light heavy-weight class Is Joe Jean
nctte. the light heavy-weight of New
York, says an exchange. He has been
doing a lot of boxing in the past 34
months, and has not a defeat on his
record. Jeannette started by defeat
ing Morris Harris. He then met
"Black Bill." whom he knocked out.
His next opponent was George Cole,
who was knocked out In two rounds.
Jim Jeffords was the next to suffer
CLEVER DOC, GLENN.
but will not touch the bogus money. He
also knows gold from silver.
Glenn was in Portland last Summer.
T. J. Flnche, manager for Leonard &
Wells, frequently takes Glenn with him
when ha makes trips. While Mr. Flnche
was walking down Washington street
with Glenn he was surprised to see the
dog dash madly across the street and
Jump and bark joyously at a man whom
Mr. Flnche did- not know. Mr. Flnche
saw that the stranger knew Glenn, and
when he approached the stranger said he
had not seen the dog In three years, but
at one time' they had been great friends.
Glenn Is also a splendfd field dog, and will
point a quail or retrieve a duck with the
best cracks in the business. Mr. Patrick
is associated In business wRh Billy Will
iams. In -San Francisco, and between them
they havo a great deal of fun with Glenn.
defeat. Jeannette's most noteworthy
fight was with Jack Johnson in Phila
delphia, and it was the general opinion
that Jeannette had the better of the
Sam Langford was stopped by Jean
ette in eight rounds. ' Tho lattcr's
manager thinks that his protege can
beat any one in the light heavy-weight
class, and is willing- to back his opin
ion up -with "money. Jack O'Brien is the
one Jeannette would like to get In tho
ring . with. Negotiations are pendlng
for. a match with George Gardner, the
Lowell boxer. They will likely meet
before the Unity Athletic Club, of
"I watched Hoppe pass frpm the ju
venile stage of his career to the. young
man. stage," say$,Thomas Foley, of Chi
cago, in referring to the young cue 'ex
pert, ''without surprise.
"The first day he touched a-cue in my
old- room I knew- that a new Ives had
entered the arena. Hoppe tdday is within
ten per cent ot. the best players in ?ill
tlfe world.' He Is steady, his style is. ad
mirable in every way and Ids cue work
indicates a finished player.
. '-'Like Ives more than any other player
we have had in two decades, Hoppo meets
every situation both as to bridging and
the use of speed and touch, and having
mastered tho three cardinal virtues of
billiards drawing, spreading and position
he has improved so. much in nursing,
masse work and skillful driving in wide
line playtf that I regard Jiim as the logi
cal world's champion. .It may be a year
or two before he comes Into his own,
but It Is inevitable.
"There Ms none in the list "of veterans
except Schacfer or Sutton, who Is stil
playing- tbtr -game so- well that he can
last very long -against the lad's prowess.
As to VIgnaux, he's getting so old I do
not expect to see him play Hoppe. It
would be Winter and Summer, with the
chances in favor of the latter." "
Now that Fitzsimmons has carried out
his great advertising dodge, and become
"reconciled" with "Julie," some ambitious
theatrical, manager would no doubt make
a barrel ot 'money by starring them in a
play entitled "The Bleedln' Eart" or
"Back to the Furnished Room and the
Tommy Ryan has filpfloppcd again and
his match with Tommy Burns is a thing
of the past.
Marvin Hart and Tommy Ryan are
showing this week at Butte, Mont., and
are due in San Francisco In a few days.
James Nell, on behalf of the Pacific
Coast Athletic Club, petitioned the Super
visors recently to grant him the profes
sional fight permit for the month of February-
George ("Kid") Lavlgne, the cx
lightwcight champion, and one of the
gamest little men who ever donned a
glove. Is anxiousSto return to the ring.
He has been at his home in Saginaw,
Mich., the past year and has been tak
ing the best ot care of himself. The
Saginaw Athletic Club of Saginaw has
offered a purse for the Kid to meet
Jack O'Leary. the Chicago light
weight. Lavlgne has accepted and
will meet O'Leary at 130 pounds at 3
Honey Mcllody. whom Tommy Tracey
endeavored to match for a go at Van
couver recently, has arrived In Boston
and already has his lines out for a
ma(c'n. The matchmaker of the Doug
lass Athletic Club, of Boston, Is try
ing to InJuco "Buddy" Ryan to meet
the cx-minstrcl in a 20-round contest
the latter part of this month. In their
last contest, Ryan won In the first
round. Mellody said he had a great
time on the Coast, but found It Im
possible to get a match. This was a
fault of his manager. Jack Mooncy, he
having asked the local matchmajcers
for too big a guarantee.
A New York dispatch has the fol
lowing: It is strongly asserted in lo
cal fight circles that Jack O'Brien and
Gus Ruhlin have been signed to fight
a 20-round battle before the new Tux
edo A. C. near Philadelphia, March 3.
William Rocap. matchmaker and ref
eree ot the club, says he has the sig
nature ot both fighters for tho mill,
which is to be at catch-weights.
O'Brien evidently thinks that he will
have little trouble In defeating the
"Akron Giant." as he has promised Ro
cap and O'Rourko that he will take on
Marvin Hart soon after the Ruhlin
Fitzsimmons. with any kind of level
headed business management, should
have been a rich man by this time. In'
3833. whun he knocked out Jim Hall
at New Orleans, he received only an
insignificant portion of the $40,000
purse and never made a determined
effort to secure the balance. After
beating Corbett at Carson City Fitz
turned over $27,000 to a supposed
friend to have it invested, but he never
got a penny of it back.
WE HYE A PUGILISTIC POET
Xot 3iW, but Scarce Listen to tlie
Wall He Lets Go orf.
"It'n Ala way, pals," ho feebly said,
When ho was brought Into the room
And nently laid upon the bed.
"Where all was shadowed o'er with sloom.
"3at feller was a dub, do worst
I ever Been, an easy thins.
I bad Mm coin from de first
Till he sets In dat lucky awlns.
"I nccn it comln', but, thinks me,
I'll counter wjd me rtxht, an den
Just step In close to hira. you 'see,
An Jolt Im wid mo left ascn.
"He'd never landed on me eye.
Fer. mind. I had 'im on de run.
Nor would he smashed me noao If I
Had. ducked the way I always done.
"Me teeth, he butts out wid his head.
Fer I ain't lookin' out fer dat.
And den me foot slipped when I led
De time be basted In me slat.
"Twas In dat seventh round I had
"Im Koln. and was Just about .
Ter put da bloke plumb ter de bad.
When he sets In dat lucky clout."'
RAINS STOP WORK ON MOLE
Southern Pacific Runs Hourly Trains
on Xen- Extension.
OAKLAND, Cal.. Jan. 33. There were
new developments of Importance today in
the struggle of the Western Pacific Rail
way for terminal facilities. The South
ern Pacific Company today began an
hourly passenger service over its new
extension to Melrose, which crosses the
proposed line of the Western Pacific.
Heavy rains have stopped work on the
Oakland Mole, and both sides are await
ing the result ot the Injunction hearing
before Judge Morrow next Monday.
This afternoon the, argument In the
case ot the American Dredging Company
against the Southern Pacific Company to
restrain the latter from using certain
water-front property at Westerland was
concluded. The Western Pacific Com
pany was alao represented at the hear
ing. Judge Waste will give his decision
AVERAGES OF TEAMS
Seattle Leads AH in the Bat
TACOMA FIRST. IN FIELDING
Ho"v the' Individual Players iiithc
. 1 '.?-. .
. Pacific Coast Baseball League
Compare for" the Sea-'.
son's- Work. '
The- official averages- of tho Pacific
Coast League for -the .season' df . "1303
have just been complied; by Secretary
Anderson, and contain, the records, of
each club for the, season. In. team bat
ting the .Scuttle Club heads the league
with an average of -23S. while in that
department the local team ranks third
with .232 as its mark. The; fielding
figures give Tacoma the first, position
with an average for the season of .338
and Portland Is fourth with .346.
The fielding and batting averages for
the different teams are;
CLUB BATTING AVERAGES
No. At .
tSSol 6X1 1632 233
7CS9-. 766 1672 2S6
6676 667 154S 232
7290 S3S 1660 22S
7107 71S ltt 226
7337- 6S7 15S0 21a
CLUB FIELDING AVERAGES.
P. O. Assists. Errors. P. C.
Tacoma 3813 2842 3S4 33S
Los Angeles.... 5JMt 2&96 430 0X1
San Francisco. 62S4 2066 173 352
Portland 2731 466 OK
Oakland 6144 3146 53S 313
Seattle 23 2176 457 31J
Huney Spies, of Los Angeles, leads
tho regular catchers ot the league with
an average of .373. Charlie Baum. also
of the champion Angels, is the leading
pitcher in fielding, his average being
.976. while Doc Mosklmun Is. second
with .373 and Cy Ferry, of Portland,
third with .371.
Captain Dillon df the champions,
takes precedence among .the first base
men with an average of .3S5 for 214
games. Nordyke. of Tacoma, In 213
games fielded .3S3.
Casey, of Tacoma. leads the socond
sackers with .366.
. Sheehan. of Tacoma. has first honors
among the guardians of the difficult
corner with .954.
Our own Jakcy Atr has the palm
among the shortstops having played
in 20 games for an average of .92S.
Truck Eagan, of Tacoma, has the same
Van Buren, "Walters and Spencer
have the best averages Ih the respect
ive outer gardens.
Nagle. of Los Angeles, heads the
pitchers in percentage of victories, for
Morley's phenom Avon eleven games
and Is not credited with a defeat.
Rube Vickers. of Seattle, and Elmer
CalifT. of Portland, are tie for second
honors In this department.
The official batting averages show
but few variations from those alrcadv
published. Cliff Blankenship, of Seat
tle, heads the league with .311 and
Bennett, his team-mate Is second with
.306. Brashear. of Los Angeles, has
third honors with .303. McLean has
the best average among the local plav
ers. having batted for .2S0 in ISO
JvRUSE DEFEATS HAJULTON
Itcsults in the Bowling Alleys Arc
Tho ten-game match between Kruse and
Hamilton yesterday afternoon was won
by tho former, who had 143 pins more
than his opponent at the end of the tonth
game. Several unfortunate splits in the
early part of the contest cost Hamilton
the game, for toward the end he was
bowling In grand form. Kruse bowlod a
steady game, and averaged about the
same score In each contest. Kruse has
accepted a challenge .Issued by Flckcn.
another of the local cracks, and a match
between these two will be rolled next
Saturday. Kruse and Hamilton will bowl
a return match on January 27.
Pollack and Ullman are scheduled to
roll a ten-game match for a side bet of
23 this afternoon.
The regular games among the league
teams during the past week were of con
siderable Interest. Tho Jose Vila team
made a record by establishing the high
mark for any team In tho league when
they rolled 2743 for three games, and yet
they were defeated by the Montavlllas.
who captured two of the three contests'
by virtue ot their handicap of 75 pins.
This team is composed of jiew bowlers,
and their record against tlie veterans
of the Vila team is encouraging to the
younger set of bowlers.
McMenomy scored the highest average
yet made for three consecutive games
among tho league bowlers by putting up
an average of 218 2-3 per game. The
scores in the Kruse-Hamllton match
Kruse 131, 175. 222, 214. 208, 153, 153, 133.
171, 213: total. 191S.
Kruse's average, 131 S-10.
Hamilton 202, 165. 14S, 153. 157, 1SS, 1S6.
213. 176, 193: total. 17S3.
Hamilton's average. ITS 3-10.
Hunt Club's Closed Chase.
The Portland Hunt Club held a pleasant
outing party yesterday in the shape ot a
closed paper chase. The day was ideal
for riding and those who participated en
joyed the sport immensely. The start was
at a point near the Thompson school
house, and was over an eight-mile stretch
selected by Miss Cronin and T. T. Strain,
.who acted as hares. President Downing,
who recently returned from New Tork.
regaled the riders with tales of how they
did such things In Gotham, and while so
doing lost the scent, and the riders were
delayed until they again picked up the
trail. Those who participated In the run
were: Miss Anne Shogren, Mrs. P. H.
Black. Mrs. F. G. Buffum, Mrs. F. O.
Downing. Mrs. A. H. Norton. J. B. Alex--ander,
W. M. Davis, Dr. Emmet Drake.
F. O. Downing. H. H. Herdman, B, H.
Jenkins, John Latta, B. M. Lazarus. H.
Morton, J. C. Muehe, T. S. McRath, James
Nicol. P. A. Patullo. A. H. Tanner, W.
Walter and Frank "Wilder.
Avalanche Buries Young Theologians
INNSBRUCK. Tyrol, Austra. Jan. 13.
Seven 'theological students out ot a party
of 12 were overwhelmed by an avalanche
today while on an, excursion In Hall Val
ley. BOARDING KENNELS
Doss boarded and conditioned by
professional handler. New kennels
and large exercising grounds.
East 27th and Knott Sts.