The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, November 04, 1906, Section Four, Page 37, Image 37

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Football Critics Impressed
With the Possibilities of
New Style of Play.
JLessons Drawn From Whitman
Multnomah and Idaho-Oregon
Contests "Referee" Writes
Entertaining Review,
Football critics who saw the Multnomah-Whitman
game a week ago were lmr
' pressed with the possibilities of the new
style of play. That the same has been
made more Interesting from the stand
point of he average spectator, there can
be little doubt, for the elimination of mass
plays has given a preponderance to- the
clement of chance, and with plenty of
kicking, there Is always a possibility of a
long run or a score.
The new game suggests many Interest
ing comparisons with the spectacular
football of the old days, before the game
was reduced to an exact science. The
gradual decline of the old, open game
was marked by an accession of knowl
edge which finally turned the game into
a very Intricate series of problems, the
solution of which called for the maximum
of skill and brains, and the execution of
whose solution on the playing field ap
peared to the uninitiated spectator as
little more than a contest of brute
Although there is a general revolt
against the "10-yard rule," it is freely
admitted that the new game Is more in
teresting than the old. and that the for
ward pass and "onslde" kick are plays
that appeal to both players and specta
tors. The new game has undoubtedly
placed a premium upon speed and skill,
and the team that depends upon avoid
upois has been relegated to the rear.
That Individual playing is more of a fac
tor than heretofore cannot be denied, al
though the aim of the coaches Is to avoid
It and cling to team play.
Good Individual Players Shine.
In the games of this season there is
hardly a team on which some man has
not stood out like a noonday sun among
the lesser lights that surrounded him.
Lonegran, of Multnomah, and Moullen,
of Oregon, are but examples of what in
dividual strength and skill may do for
a team. Although accurate teamwork is
not to be laughed at, the eleven that
has a good end runner, an accurate place
kicker, or a pair of strong defensive ends
Is the eleven that wins games under the
present code of rules.
The Multnomah-Whitman game was un
doubtedly the best early-season match
ever seen In. Portland. The Missionaries,
under the watchful eye of Coach Baird,
have developed a team that will make a
hard run for championship honors. The
way Whitman tore up the Multnomah
line and gained ground during the first
half was a revelation to local enthuslasts,
and the forward pass from Schmidt to
Bpagle was as neat a piece of work as
was ever seen on the gridiron.
Whitman has a strong, well-balanced
team, but the back field Is a trifle weak
on handling punts, and the field captain
used poor Judgment In trying to buck the
Multnomah line when the ball should
have been booted. The Walla Walla men
are clean players, and their fine game
and sportsmanlike conduct made them
hosts of friends among Portland football
Multnomah's team promises to be up to
the high standard of Its predecessors,
and predictions are freely made that the
local clubmen will go through the season
undefeated. Captain Jordan and his men
are learning all the fine points of the new
game, and some surprising plays may be
looked for later on. Halfback Frank
Lonergan was by long odds the star of
the game against Whitman. His brilliant
dashes around Whitman's right end
brought the Multnomah rooters to their
feet, and the way he eluded the colleg
lads who tried to down him was a reve
lation, even to his most sanguine admir
ers. Quarterback Blanchard did some
. clever work against the Missionaries
while Dowling and Jordan, the speedy
ends, showed their old-time form. Taken
as a whole, Multnomah's team work was
somewhat ragged, but as the season ad
vances a gradual improvement will be
shown. By Thanksgiving day Multnomah
snouid nave a team that will make Ore
gon look to her laurels.
Oregon Outplayed Idaho.
The Oregon-Idaho earns will
Into history as one of the greatest games
ever played in the Northwest. The man
gled foot of big Fred Moullen turned
wnat would have otherwise been a wore
lfss game Into a decisive victory for the
Eugene men. .Moullen Is certainly a won
a!rtul kicker, and there are not a few
who assert that he Is the peer of Chi
cngo's famous Eckersall. Reports from
Moscow indicate that Oregon outnloved
Idaho at all stages of the game and that
tne score of 12 to 0 represents the rela
tive strength of the teams. The Idaho
people are generous In their praise of the
Oregon players, especially Moores and
. Handler, tne speedy ends.
The Oregon men were all on the side.
lines of the Multnomah-Whitman game
and seemed- to enjoy the contest Im
mensely. They were loud In their praise
of their Idaho rivals, declaring that Cap
tain Larson and his men are hard, clean
piayers ana game losers. Idaho Is evl-
ently surrounded by a wholesome ath-
tio spirit, for the Moscow aggregation
as won many victories during the past
ew years, and has. at the same time.
avoided . athletic scandals and charsres
of graft. Captain Larson, the big left
tackle, ' distinguished himself by clever
playing in the game with Oregon, and
Halfbacks Small and Armstrong' did
jrreat defensive work.
Since returning from Moscow the Ore
gon team has undergone a general shake
up. Chandler and Moores have been
shifted to the halfback positions, and
Clark has gone from half to full, with
McKlnney and Moullen on the ends, and
Zacharlas at left tackle. Many friends
of the Oregon boys doubt the wisdom of
these changes, but Coach Bezdek and
Captain Chandler know what they are
doing and It may be that the shifts will
work wonders for Oregon. The next game
or two will demonstrate the wisdom or
folly of the changes. The Oregon men
are getting ready for their big game with
Washington, November 17, and from
present Indications they should defeat
their Northern rivals. Last year's Oregon-Washington
game was a tie, 12 to 13,
and there is a general feeling at Eugene
that Oregon should establish her supe
riority in the coming contest. In passing.
(It might be well to note that Oregon has
never lost to Washington on Kincaid
field, Oregon's home ground.
The new arrangement of players gives
Oregon a heavier line and a faster back
field for offensive work, but on , defense
the old line-up will be used.
Oregon has no game next Saturday. The
varsity men wljl be given a good rest
In order to be In condition tax tea ab
lngton game. Multnomah, likewise, has
no game next Saturday, so the week
will be a quiet one In football circles of
the Beaver State.
Idaho to Play W. S. C. on Friday.
The principal game of the coming week
will be the Idaho-Pullman contest Fri
day and the Washington Willamette
match Saturday. Idaho and Pullman are
old rivals and the feeling between these
Institutions is strong, even to the degree
of bitterness. When Oregon played in
Moscow recently, several hundred Pull
man rooters were there to yell for Ore
gon, but more particularly to yell against
Idaho. The Washington State College
is only nine miles distant from the Uni
versity of Idaho, and the feeling between
the two Institutions in times past has
been so bitter that athletic relations have
often been severed for periods of from
two to three years.
Figures show that Idaho has won a ma
jority of the games of the past ten years,
and those who are familiar with the
football situation in the Inland Empire
are of the opinion that Coach Griffith's
men will come out victorious next Fri
day.' The game will be played In Pull
man and several hundred excursionists
will go over from Moscow and surround
ing Idaho towns..
The way Corvallls held Washington
down to a scoreless game leads the Wil
lamette players to believe that they have
a good chance to win next Saturday, at
Seattle. The O. A- C. team is composed
of green men, yet they acquitted them
selves In a most creditable manner at
Seattle, and may give 'both Oregon and
Willamette something of a surprise later
on. Willamette has a speedy, well-balanced
team, and with such players as
Reader, Nace, Marker and Owens, should
give Washington a hard battle. Those
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Laird III, Jack Hill's 14-months-old Scotch collie. Is one of the handsom
est collies on the coast. Laird is a high-born Scotchman, his sirs being ths
Imported Glend Tana Marquis, who was brought to this country br Thomas
Griffith, of Spokane. Laird has a black coat with tan markings and not too
much white, and is a thorough beauty.
who pretend to keep posted on North
west footbal say that Willamette will
win without much trouble. . Four mem
bers of the Salem team played on the
famous eleven of Puget Sound "University
In 1903. Washington laid claim to the
Northwest championship that year, but
refused to play Puget Sound University,
and there was a newspaper controversy
which lasted several months. On paper,
Puget Sound looked stronger than Wash-,
lngton. These four men Rader, Nace,
Nelson and Marker are more than anx
ious to get a chance to show Washington
a thing or two about football, and while
the coming gamo will be a friendly one,
the former Puget Sound players -vlll play
like demons.
Chauncey Bishop has been assisting
Coach Boyer since Willamette's defeat
at the hands of Whitman, and the team
will go to Seattle In the best of condition.
Corvallis will play Professor Stubling's
fast bunch from The Dalles Athletic Club
next Saturday, while the second team of
the Agricultural College will go to Eu
gene for the annual game with the sec
ond team of the University of Oregon. .
Princeton Coming to the Front.
Princeton's defeat of Cornell was
the feature of last Saturday's develop
ment of the Eastern situation. Prince
ton 4ias been coming- to the front rap
Idly during the past two weeks, and
after next Saturday's game with West
Point the Tigers will be able to figure
on their chances against Yale. The
Princeton eleven 1b big and fast, and,
although Tale may show wonderful
Improvement between now and No
vember 17, the present condition erf
the Jerseymen 18 causing the coaches
at New Haven no little worry. Cor
nell gave the Tigers a hard game, but
Princeton's strength was too much
for the Ithacans.
Tale's offensive work against Am
herst was ragged, but the defensive
work was of Buch a high order that
there Is Joy In the hearts of the Ells.
A long run by Amherst placed the ball
on Yale's two-yard line, but Yale's de
fense was stubborn, and Amherst was
forced to try a place kick, which went
wide of the goal. On the whole, the
Tale team is not playing as well as It
should, but the prospects for a whirl
wind finish are excellent. Tale seldom
looks good on paper, but Is usually in
at the finish.
Harvard's offensive play in the game
with West Point was a disappointment
to the Cambridge meh. The cadets got
the Jump on the Harvard forwards, and
the tackles Pullen and Weeks tossed
their Harvard opponents about as if
they had been dummies. Harvard's
double passes were failures and several
forward passes were regained by luck.
Orr, Harvard's right end, played a con
sistent game, and Newell got off some
60 and 70-yard skyscraping punts. On
the whole, Harvard's work was of a
poor quality, but Coach Reid has high
hopes of giving Carlisle a severe drub
bing next Saturday.
Pennsylvania's defeat sit the hands
of Carlisle was not much of a sur
prise to those who have followed the
Eastern football situation. Pennsyl
vania and Michigan will -meet on No
vember 17, and although the Wolver
ines have a weak team this season
they stand "a fair chance to win from
the Quakers. Michigan's decisive de
feat of Illinois has given Tost some
encouragement, but the Ann Arbor ag
gregation Is but a shadow of Its former
Mllwankie Country Clnb.
Eastern and California races. Take 9eU
wood or Oregon City car, starting from
First and Alder streets.
Expert Says Effect. Will Be to
Reduce Roughness and
Improve Game.
Referee, Two Umpires and Head
Lineman Given Power to Enforce
Penalties Play Made More
Interesting for Spectators.
The code of rules promulgated by
the Intercollegiate rules committee to
govern the game of football as played
In American colleges for the . season
of 1906 Is tho outcome of agitation
against the game because of alleged
undue roughness, and presents some
radical changes from the game as
played during the past several years.
To my mind the new rules are notable
for changes that may be divided Into
three general classes, to wit: Tho
great latitude given the team In ad
vancing the ball, through the forward
pass and the liberal "on-slde" rule
for punting, both made necessary by
the Increased distance required to be
gained in threo attempts, if the team
Is to retain possession of the ball; sec
ond, legislation directed at the rough
er features of the game In the elimina
tion of hurdling, tackling below the
knees, all those rough tricks by which
ungentlemanly players brought the
game Into disrepute, and all mass
plays, or use of heavy line men behind
the line for plunges, and third, the
almost unlimited power delegated to
the officials for enforcement of the
rules. And of these In the order men
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There are two changes that stand
out pre-eminently In the new rules
the forward pass and the rule provid
ing that when a ball has been kicked
players of the kicker's side shall be
"on-side" as soon as the ball has
touched the ground after the kick;
that Is, when a ball Is kicked from be-'
hind a line of scrimmage every man
on either team except the man who
did the booting, may secure and retain
the ball as soon as It has touched tho
ground, whether the man who secures
the ball was ahead or behind the man
who did the kicking. As the old rule
governing the ball when kicked pro-,
vlded that all members of the kicker's
team who were ahead of the ball when
It was kicked should be "off-side," and
should not again be permitted to touch
the ball until they were put "on-side"
by a member of the opposing team
having touched the ball, the radical
change Involved in this rule may be
seen. It means that a premium has
been placed on the punt, and espe
cially on punting to order that is,
placing the ball In some particular lo
cation In the Held, In accordance with
a signal previously given to members
of the kicker's team.
That the forward pass will prove as
effective as the placed punt I am not
yet ready to believe. True, It Is a radi
cal change. The old rule prohibited pass
ing the ball toward the opponent's goal
that is In the direction In which a team
Is endeavoring to carry the ball. The
new rule permits one forward pass to
each scrimmage, with the exceptions that
the ball must not cross the line of scrim
mage closer than five yards from the
center, that the ball must not touch the
ground before It Is touched by a player
of either team, and that it must not be
passed to the center, the guards or
tackles. Only the team which put the
ball in pfay Is permitted to make a
forward pass. A violation of any part
of this rule Is penalized with loss of the
ball at the spot where the pass was
made. This Is one of the most severe
penalties that could be placed upon a
team, for if a play .ere attempted
near the team's own goal, it might result
In giving the ball to the opponents with
in easy striking distance for a touch
down. Effect of Forward Pass Rule.
To me the forward pass as such does
not offer great opportunities for ground
gaining, but is essentially a protection to
a team with fast backs which unfor
tunately makes a forward pass in execut
ing a play. It see ma to me that the pros
pects for advancement are not adequate
to the risk run. I have seen the pass
attempted several times this year, the
ball being thrown clear across the line
of scrimmage out beyond the ends, but
It was not effective. It does, however,
make faster work behind the line possible,
and might be used to advantage In long
sensational passes on end runs,
talk Mrs. Wood remarked, "Be what your
As a corollary to the changes men
tioned are the rules against mass
plays. This year if any of the line
men, other than the ends, are pulled
behind the line, they must goflve
yards back, and at that their place on
the rush line must be filled by another
player. - If either of the ends Is called
back, he must be standing with both
feet outside the end man's regular po
sition in the line. And only one end
can be thus called back. The rules re
quire that six men shall always be on
the line of scrimmage, and that if any
one of the seven men whose regular
position is on the line is called back,
he must be outside the end position.
Also that back and rush line men can
not exchange places in order to get
the big men back of the line to use
their weight In line plunges. This
rule, while preventing mass plays,
forces the use of the forward pass and
short punt, for where teams are any
ways near evenly matched it will be
Impossible to gain ten yards In three
down without the use of mass plays
unless the forward pass or on-slde
kick are resorted to.
. Hurdling Is prohibited, and Is de
fined in two classes: Hurdling in the
line is done when a player carrying the
hall leaps with feet or knees foremost
over players in the line of scrimmage,
and hurdling In the open Is for a
player carrying the ball to jump over
a man who is on his feet on the
ground. This Is legislation directly
against a very dangerous feature of
the game that was rapidly gaining fa
vor. Sensational in the extreme was
the sight when a player going down
an open field at full speed approached
a player of an opposing team, and a
head-on collision seemed Imminent,
and then at the critical moment, when
spectators were watching with bated
breath for the daring tacKie, tne run
ner made a spectacular leap, shot into
the air over the head of the tackier,
and landed running on the other side.
But this is dangerous. There is dan
ger that the runner might fall on his
head, if he should fail to get over the
tackier, or that he might strike the
tackier in the head with a bdoted foot
or knee. In either case the great
speed at which the runner was moving
might cause serious results. It seems
well that hurdling should be barred.
The rules committee also saw fit to re
turn to the rule, of some years ago that
tackling below the knees should be
prohibited. It Is, however, permitted
to tackle at or above the knees, and
then permit the hands and arms to
slip down to the runner's ankles.
Added Powers for Officials.
AH -forms of roughness that could be
added to the game by a player with the
intention of hurting or harassing his op
ponent are barred, and officials are given
full power to enforce the rule with se
vere penalties.
To finish the work of revising the rules,
the committee saw fit to give an extra
umpire, making two umpires, one referee
and'one head lineman In the game, all of
whom have power to inflict penalties for
the offenses that were getting football
into disrepute In the United States. It
seems to me that this was the most im
portant step taken by the rules commit
tee. -Football Is essentially a rough game,
but the elements of danger have never
been great enough to Justify putting an
end to the sport, except when played by
men who lacked the qualities of true
sportsmanship. Of course there have
been serious injuries received In the game
when properly played, but this is true of
every sport rough enough to satiety
young America. It was when the game
was abused that the greatest dissatisfac
tion was manifested. During all these
years there have been rules against
roughness, but the penalties Imposed were
either not heavy enough or the offense
was insufficiently defined. This year there
are plenty of officials to detect any un
sportsmanlike conduct, and penalties are
provided that will effectually eliminate
objectionable conduct, if the officials per
form their duty.
This discussion would not be complete If
attention were not called to a rule which,
while probably made for the benefit of
players who are doing effective work, will
really result in making the game much
more interesting to spectators. This is a
provision that each captain may ask that
time be taken out three times in each
half of the game, without loss, but for
every request for time after the third, un
less a player Is removed from the field,
the team asking the time shall be set
back two yards, the distancb be gained
remaining the same.
Will Make Play Faster.
One of the things that has decimated
attendance at football games in recent
years has been the Tiray the games were
dragged through a whole afternoon.
Shrewd captains had a man asking for
time every down when the opponents were
gaining, in an effort to recover and get
the team together. This year there will
be little of this, as every request over
the limit costs yardage. Also the game
has been shortened 10 minutes.
There has been much said for and
against the new football rules. Play
ers of several years' experience under
the old rules are almost unanimously
opposed to the changes. Whether the
committee has accomplished its avowed
object in the changes, and eliminated
the greatest elements of danger, re
mains to be determined after a sea
son's experience. On theory It would
seem that the attempt has failed. The
most serious injuries that were re
ceived In football games came from
head-on collisions and hard tackles in
the- open field. When men run a con
siderable distance and then come to
gether after getting under full speed,
the shock is somewhat greater than
bumping together in the line. The new
rules, doubling the distance to be
gained In three downs, and necessar
ily forcing teams to attempt long end
runs, forward passes and kicks, all of
which are open plays, will cause more
hard tackles In the open, when play
ers are running rapidly. The rules
committee must have expected that, for
they provided the means of having It.
I have always thought that plays di
rected against the line, spoken of by
newspapers as "terriflo line plunges,"
etc., were less dangerous than open
plays. Seldom Is any one injured in
a line play.
From the viewpoint of tne specta
tor, however, the new game will be
more interesting and Intelligible, for
the average spectator has not played
much football, and the game can be
learned only by playing it. This year's
game will be open, easily understood,
sensational in the extreme, spectacu
lar enough to satisfy any one, and ex
tremely hard on the players, requir
ing endurance and perfect physical
condition. It will also require move
practice at place and drop kicking,
for without a field goal many games
will be scoreless, the yardage to be
gained being too g.reat for straight
football clear across a field.
To summarize, the rules committee has
doubled the distance to be gained in
three downs, and then given us the for
ward pass and "on-side" kick, and elimi
nated all mass playB, to force a use of
the pass and kick. It has eliminated
many rough features of the game,
and has placed with the officials enough
power- to clean up the game; it has
provided to eliminate unnecessary drag
ging of the game over the allotted time,
and has made a game that is more spec
tacular and certainly not less arduous.
I believe It has also created a demand
for heavier, Instead of lighter, men for
back-field positions. Speed has been
placed at a premium, but it is speed
coupled with weight.
Baseball Bunting Is Brought
Home for Second Time -in
Five Years.
Because of Various Occurrences That
Threatened Life of Ijeague, Team
Did Not Arouse Much En
thusiasm This Tear..
Today marks the passing of
baseball season of the Pacifio Coast
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League. The best part of this bit of
news Is the fact that once more I'ori
land boasts of a pennant-winning team,
a thing that has often been predicted
since Portland Joined the then outlaw
league, Hut not fulfilled until this sea
son. The first and only other bit of
championship baseball bunting brought
to Portland was won by Jack Grim and
hlB team in 1901.
The fact that Portland won the pen
nant for 190G has not apparently cre
ated as much of a stir among the
baseball fans as it should have. The
loyal fans were many. This fact was
shown by the ready way in which they
responded when contributions were
asked with which to buy the watch
charms for the pennant-winners. Yet
the real hot stuff sensation that a pennant-winning
team should have creat
ed was not on tap.
There may have been two reasons
for this. First because the team fin
ished the season away from home and
second because all through the season
there has been a doubt about the
league sticking out the season. When
the earthquake occurred San- Francisco,
noV Portland, was leading the league,
and it looked as if the Seals were
going to make a runaway race of it.
Then the big shake took place, and for
a week or more It didn't look as if
there was to be any more baseball on
the Coast. Finally things got straight
ened away and the season began again.
This time Portland was at home, and
McCreJle's crew began celebrating
their arrival by hitting up a winning
streak that was simply great. It did
not take the 1906 champions long to
take the lead, and once In command,
they wer8 never headed.
This should have set the fans crazy,
but it did not. First Los Angeles,
through Jim Morley, tried to break up
the league. The moguls patched up
the trouble, but somehow the fans
seemed to bo afraid to enthuse over the
fact that McCredie had rounded up a
lot of pennant grabbers. They were
cf the opinion that it wouldn't do any
good, because the league would burst
and pennant-winners wouldn't count.
Just about the time when the fans
were settling down to enjoy the sensa
tion of having a great ball team and
had begun to worry over the averages
and to figure out how many games
Portland oould lose and still win the
rag, Seattle tried to break up the
Coast League wagon. This gave the
local fans another chill, and they did
not seem to, warm up, even though
they were shown that Seattle could
not end up the season by refusing to
go South.
Perhaps If tho team had finished the
season at home, the fans would have
shown more enthusiasm. They watched
very closely the first two weeks of
the scores after the team went South,
but Just as soon as it was cinched that
Portland had won the pennant, then
the fans seemed to lose Interest. It
may be that the season is too long and
that they had grown weary of base
ball. If this was the reason, there is
some excuse, for Portland had more
baseball this season than ever before.
Underneath, Portland fans are proud
of their winning team. The members
of the team that Manager McCredie
surrounded himself with this season
are young men that any city would be
Justly proud of. They were a clever
lot of ballplayers, but first of all they
were gentlemen, not only off the field,
but in uniform. It is tof be regretted
that Manager Mac could not keep his
team together at least another season.
The fans would have been greatly
pleased and so would all the players.
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for there is not a man on the team
goes away hut that wishes he could
stay, because they like Portland and
like the management.
The fact that the major organiza
tions have stripped McCredie's team
of many of its stars does not mean
that he will not have a good team next
season. McCredie knew early in tho
season Just closed that he could not
keep such men as McLean, Henderson,
Esslck, Mitchell and the rest of thoso
he sold and drafted, so ho began
branding players as early as the next
drafter. Right now he has great foun
dation for a great team next season.
The local fans will get a chance to see
a number of new faces, but they are
new faces that if they play anywhere
near to their past records will make
good right off the reel.
Youngster Fast Climbing the Pugl
llstlc Ladder.
Fight fans are watching with interest
the career of "Fighting Dick" Hyland, the
youngster, who but a little more than a
year ago was only a promising amateur.
Since his first defeat at the hands of
Fiankie Nell, Hyland . (whose right name
is" Willie Uren), has been climbing steadily
up the pugilistic ladder, until now, the
top notchers are none tc anxious to give
the boy a chance.
The yourrrsTer s las. five battles were
ail won on good, clean knockout. Leav-
ing San Francisco after the ' fire, Dick
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achieved fame In Denver by knocking out
three tough boya on the same night. His
next opponent- in that city was Martin
Devany, whom he put away In four
rounds. The famous Young Corbett was
bis next victim and Hyland surprised
even his most ardent admirers by flatten
ing the former featherweight champion in
five rounds, a feat ne'er beforo nor since
accomplished. The battlo was fought at
Ogden. Tommy Mowatt, "the fighting"
conductor, was then trimmed in Denver,
after" five rounds of fighting. a
Then "Fighting Dick" received a set
back. He was handed a lemon in Los An
geles, when Referee Eddie Robinson de
clared that he fouled "Cyclone" Thomp
son. More than one who witnessed the
mill claim that the boy was jobbed and
that the "Cyclone" could not have gone
much further.
After this battle, San Francisco promot
ers sat up and took notice that Hyland
was matched with one of the toughest
lightweights in the business, Eddlo Han
Ion. Hyland won in the thirteenth round,
beating Eddie so badly that he could not
go on. It took Battling Nelson 19 rounds
to turn the same trick.
Hyland Is now after Brltt, McGovern or
Kid Hermann, the former preferred. His
manager, Sammy McCllntlc, will bet any
of these boys $2500 that Hyland wins.
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last of the current bill, with Its many
feature specialties. It is a good show.
Comedy Specialists Will Head the
New Week's Bill.
Today will be your last opportunity of
seeing the wonderfully Intelligent little
animals of the Schepp dog, pony and mon
key circus. These pete, at Pantagcs, as
the feature act, display remarkable in
telligence, and not. only bring shrieks of
delighted laughter from the little ones,
but arouse the enthusiasm of older people
as welL A strong supplementary bill
makes the show an exceedingly good one
For the new bill an equally strong fea
ture has been imported from the East
In Nichols and 9mith, comedy trick bike
riders. The tricks these people do on
their wheels approach Hie impossible,
and they invest their work with a lively
and infectious humor which keeps their
audiences in an uproar of laughter. Such
Is their record in the East, and they
will undoubtedly duplicate it here.
fBeverley and Danvers, the star come
dians, who were billed for last week but
were unable to arrive In time, will be sec
ond on the programme with their new
"Happy Englishmen" sketch. As fun
makers these people have a long record.
Harry Lane, the blackface comedian. Is
a funster of the first water. Harry al
ready has considerable of a reputation
locally, as a Jokester and comedian, and
ought to make good with ease.
Brown and Brown are sketch artists of
ability, and come well recommended from
Seattle and other points on the Pantages
circuit, where they have appeared. Ar
buckle and Blaine, burlesque team, put
on a lively travesty. Good burlesque Is
always at a premium, and these players
are reputed as dishing up the genuine
article, . .
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Presentation to the Beavers
Surprise to Fans of
the Bay City.
Outcome of Berger-Kaufman Fight
a Disappointment to Many Who
Expected to See New Heavy
weight Champion Born.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 3. Colonel
Tom Rk-hardson did the grand last
Sunday afternoon, and before a crowd
of 6000 people presented the Beavers
with their watch fobs, emblematic of
their success in winning the pennant
this year for Portland. So far as the
fans of San Francisco were concerned,
it was a genuine surprise. They had
heard vaguely that the Portland play
ers wore to be rewarded for their ef
forts, and that was all. When Colonel
Tom appeared on the field with the
medals, there was an anxious inquiry
on all hands as to what he was there
for. He soon explained, and the vari
ous players were given a round of ap
plause as each took the fob that was
intended for him.
Then the Portland men finished the
game and took the train for Fresno,
where the season will bo concluded
tomorrow. San Francisco has been play
ing the Oaks this week, while the Sl-'
washes have been in the South with th
Angels. '
'Hie next thing of importance is tiie
question of the make-up of the league
for another season. I see that there
Is some talk of President Lucas, of
the Pacific Northwest League, jumping
the traces and forming an outlaw or-,
ganlzation, with Portland and Seattle
ns part and parcel of the affuir. That
hardly looks feasible, and I doubt if
there is more than talk to the propo
sition. So far as can be ascertained
from Walter McCredie. the Portland
management is heart and soul with the
Pacific Coast League, and will stick.
Fresno looks extremely doubtful. The
town is not a paying proposition, and
either Sacramento, San Jose or Stock
ton would do better.
The popular Hal Chase may be per
suaded to remain in San Jose next
year, to manage that team and run a
cigar stand and cafe, or liquid refresh
ment parlors. San Jose is wild to have
Chase remain at home, and it is hinted
that sufficient inducements might be
made. Stockton did something of the
sort when Danny Shay was persuaded
that ho would do better in California
than elsewhere, and it might be the
same with Hal. Of course. Chase is a
younger man, and the glory that comes
with being the star first baseman in
the whole country will probably cut
some figure with him.
The deriding Ramos in the State
League series will be played tomorrow,1
and Stockton, practically has a clnoh on'
the pennant. Stockton has two games to'
play, and must lose them both to lose
the pennant, while the Garden - City
men must win the one they have away
from home.
So far as telling the real strength of
tho teams, the games are a farce.
Every team in the league, and partic
ularly San Jose and Stockton, have
strengthened with outsiders, and it has
just been a case of win anyhow. You
will remember that the Coast Ieague
followed that sort of n. game for a
short time, but found that it was not
a paying proposition.
Little Harry Baker surprised the wise
ones when ho fought Abo Attel in Los
Angeles last Wednesday night. Tho ref
eree gave Attel the decision, but judg
ing from the reports, the public was any
thing but pleased. Baker is a newcomer
in the professional ranks. He had a de
cision on Frankie Nell, but even his home
people did not imagine that he had much
chance to win. He had at least 13
rounds and everyone is agreed that he
was entitled to a draw if nothing more.
Joe Thomas, whrt is hailed as the welter-weight
champion. In view of the fact
that he beat Honey Mellody while Honey
Mellody in turn defeated Joe Walcott,
won his fight against Dick Fitzpatrick.
with comparative ease the other night
at Colma. but the attendance was very
poor. San Francisco people do not like
the long car ride to Colma and further
they did not fancy that Fitzpatrick bad
any chance. For once they were right.
The Chicago man proved to be both slow
and awkward. He covered up well, and
Thomas did little but jab with his left for
11 rounds. Once he found Fitz he opened
up with his left and in the 16th he had
his man down and out for keeps.
Jack u'wln) Sullivan is in San Fran
cisco from Dawson, whore he had a few
fights, and is now anxious to match Mike
Twin against Joe Thomas at 142 pounds.
Eddie Graney has' the month of Novem
ber in the light trust apportionment, and
it is thought that he will give the two
men the opening.
Tho Berger-Kaufman fight, won by
Kaufman in the tenth round, is now a
matter of history. It was a good fight
to see, but in one way it was a vast
disappointment. The crowd looked to
see a new heavyweight champion born.
It found nothing of the kind. Berger
was overanxious and amateurish in the
ring. Kaufman was cool, but he lacked
the threatened punch of which so much
has been said. It. was a light that
swayed. First this man and then the
otner had the advantage. The first
round proved that Berger was clever.
In the second Kaufman smashed tradi
tion and had the round by a large mar
gin. The third was another whirlwind
of surprise. Berger came back strong
and knocked his man down four times.
But he failed to follow up the opening
and when he had his fight won he let
it go After that the strength of the
blacksmith lad told, and in the tenth
Berger was so far" gone that his sec
onds tossed the sponge in the ring and
the fight was ended. There was plenty
of excitement arfd sensationalism, but
the fit opponent for the winner of the
O'Brien-Burns fight in Los Angeles the
latter part of this month was not
forthcoming. Neither' man showed the
class. Billy Delaney says significantly
that he Is not crazy enough to imagine
that his boy can lick the champions
and that he will send him to schooL
There is said to be some talk of re
matching the boxers. Why there should
be this kind of talk I cannot under
stand. The fight did not merit a re
turn majch, at least at the present
The attendance was a disappoint
ment to Jimmy Coffroth. The receipts
amounted to $10,100, where he had
confidently expected they would fall
nothing short of $16,000. Of course
$10,000 is not a purse to be sneered
at, but at the same time the fancies
of the boxers have been raised to such
a pitch that the promoter figured the
attendance would be far larger than it
really was.