The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, October 27, 1907, SECTION FOUR, Page 9, Image 45

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Trampfast, Winner Kentucky
Futurity, Game Youngster.
Multnomah Men Not Up
Teamwork Are Out
matched. in
Xlssen Out With Challenge for
. Post-Season Game to Settle In
tercollegiate Championship.
- Willamette Postpones Trip.
Multnomah's defeat at the hands of
Whitman was not surprising to those who
keep In touch with the football situation
in the Northwest. The local clubmen
showed better form than they did in their
game against "Washington two weeks ago,
but their team work was poor and they
were no match for the well-coached sons
of Marcus. It has been known for some
time that the Whitman eleven is a strong
one, and the wise ones predicted defeat
for the stalwart Multnomah men before
their departure for "Walla Walla. Whit
man has a team that averages 174 pounds
to the man, and every player Is a veteran.
The line is heavy, the backs are fast, and
every advantage is taken of the new
rules. Burbanker, the Whitman quarter
back, seems to be able to execute drop
kicks almost at will, and if he continues
this work throughout the season Whit
man will be a dangerous opponent at all
As the situation stands today. Whitman
is one of the most formidable college
elevens in the Northwest, and it would not
be surprising if she should prove her su
periority over the crack team of the
Washington State College on Thanksgiv
ing day. Whitman will have the advan
tage of her own grounds for this impor
tant game, and will also have Washington
on the campus at Walla Walla. The
Washington-Whitman game is scheduled
for November 8. Whitworth College will
play Whitman next Saturday, at Walla
Walla, and on November 15 the sons of
Marcus will go to Moscow for their an
nual game with Idaho. Predictions are
freely made that Whitman will win from
Idaho, Whitworth and Waelhngton. and a
number of well-known football critics ven
ture the opinion that Coach Baird's
youngsters will take Pullman Into camp
on Thanksgiving day. The Walla Walla
eleven is a strong one, both individually
nd collectively, and the top-lofty Pull
manites would do well not to underesti
mate Its strength.
Captain Jerry Nissen, of the Pullman
tleven, has created a great stir In North
west football circles by demanding a post
eason game with Oregon. The purpose
of such a game, according to Nlssen, is
the settlement of the Northwest cham
pionship. Nlssen goes out of his way to
assume that his team and the Oregon
eleven are the strongest aggregations in
the Northwest, and that a Pullman-Oregon
game would settle the championship
question once and for all.
Pullman has a good team, but her show
ing thus far has not been especially bril
liant. She has rolled up big scores against
three or four second-rate teams, but has
not tackled any of her strong rivals. If
Pullman wins her games from Washing
ton, Idaho and Whitman, then Captain
Nlssen's demand for a post-season game
with Oregon will be regarded as some
thing more than a mere Joke.
Oregon, like Pullman, has a hard
schedule mapped out, and if she goes
through the season without a defeat, a
post-season game with Pullman or Whit
man would be In order. The Oregon man
agement seems to be content in looking
after its present schedule, however, de
spite the howl that la going up from Pull
man. A post-season contest between the
champions of Oregon and the champion
team of the Inland Empire would draw
the greatest crowd that ever assembled
to witness a Northwest football contest.
Portland seems to be the logical place for
such a game, and If the exigencies of the
situation demand it, the game should be
played. Championships should not be set
tled on paper, brt on the field of play.
Challenges and demands, however, at this
mage of the season, are, to say the least,
The splendid showing of the Oregon
"Aggies" against Astoria has caused the
University of Oregon students to sit up
and take notice. The Corvailis institution
ha a splendid team this year, and the
game at Eugene on November 9 promises
to be one of the hardest contests in the
history of Northwest football. Corvallia
began the season with a poor outlook, but
Coach Norcross has been whipping his
men into shape and they can be depend
ed upon to give Oregon a hard tussle.
Owing to the injuries sustained by a
number of Willamette's best men, the
manager of the Salem eleven canceled
his game with the University of South
ern California. This contest was to have
occurred at Los Angeles last Tues,liy, but
It has been indefinitely postponed. Wil
lamette is scheduled to play Oregon, at
Salem, next Saturday, and unless the
Methodists show a decided improvement
during the coming week the Eugene men
will deafeat them by a large score.
Veteran Trainer Will Coach Stan
ford Oarsmen Next Year.
26. (Special.) Dan Murphy, who for
two years has had. charge of ..--e Stan
ford crews, has be'en secured again by
Graduate Manager Knupp to turn out
the Cardinal boats next year. Murphy
has an international reputation ae an
oarsman and his work here has brought
such magnificent results that lovers of
the sport among the students are Jubi
lant over his return.
Murphy was at one time the holder
of the world's singles sculls champion
ship, and twice won the Diamond sculls
event. His record as a coach has been
an enviable one, his crews having been
uniformly successful. He came to
to Stanford in 1906, and undismayed by
a green squad and the lack of ade
" quate training facilities whipped into
shape a four-oared crew which ex.
perts declare would have broken the
Coast record if the earthquake had not
put an end to the sport. Last year came
the introduction of varsity eights on
the Coast' and Murphy developed a
Stanford boat which romped away from
California in the lntercolleg.ate re
gatta. Later, this same crew, lacking
three of its members, went down to
defeat in the North in a race against
the University of Washington.
Murphy will arrive on the campus
about December 1 and will immedi
ately call out the men for Winter train
ing. The outlook for a successful sea
son is unusually brtght Stanford is
practically certain of having six out of
last year's eight veteran oarsmen In
the boat again this year, and as Mur
phy s strojee is already well under
stood here his task will be a compara
tively simple one.
Bed Cross shoes for women. Rosenthal's.
Major Baseball Leagues Will
Change Managers.
Supporters of Near-Champion Teams
Blame Defeat on Those in Com
, mand and Propose Putting
in Fresh Blood.
The anvil chorus is now being heard
resoundingly along the circuits of the
two major leagues, and when the sea
son of 1908 rolls around, it is a good
bet that a number of new faces will
be seen at the managerial end of sev
eral of the top-notch clubs of - the
American and National organizations.
The principal object of attack among;
the managers who have failed during
the past season is John J. McGraw,
chief of the New York National League
team, and the cocky champions of the
world two years ago.
The repeated defeats administered
to the so-called "Giants" in the past
two seasons has caused the Gotham
ltes to forget all about the handsome
things they said about the scrappy
manager when his "bunch of champs"
won the world's honors from Philadel
phia at the wlndup of the 1905 sea
son. The New York team, practically the
world's championship aggregation in
tact, has been an easy mark for Chi
cago for two years, and during the
season Just ended was also trimmed
most handsomely by Philadelphia and
Pittsburg, and naturally the wise ones
who handed out the gladsome dope on
Muggsy's bunch before the season
opened, have become quite sore at the
manager and are now howling for his
displacement. At the end of 190U the
defeat ol the Giants was charged to
the injury sustained by the great
Christy Matthews, but this year that
worn-out excuse failed to salve the
patrons of the game and a change in
management is now advocated. Such
are the -ways of the baseball scribes
and the critical fans.
The other New York team is also
having its troubles. With the excep
tion of having been runner-up In the
race once or twice the Highlanders
have proved a disappointment ever
since their introduction to Gotham so
ciety, and the hammers are working
overtime endeavoring to convince the
skeptical that Clarke Griffith Is a
bum steer as a handler of baseball
talent. From last accounts it would
seem that Magnate Frank Farrell, con
troller of the New York Americans,
Is determined to give Griffith another
chance to make good, and it also
seems quite probable that a much dlf
ferent and Improved team will wear
the Highlander uniform when the call
of play sounds in the Spring of 1908.
Even Napoleon Lajole is censured
by the critical Clevelanders, who are
not satisfied with a team fighting for
the lead each year. They have become
so accustomed to seeing the . big
r renchman s teams up against the
race every year, that they believe it
is about time that a pennant should
be brought home. Hardly any of those'
who criticise the managerial ability of
Lajole nave taken the trouble to figure
on the number of cripples that team
develops every year. The hoodoo fol
lowing the Clevelanders is remarkable,
for ever since the organization of the
American League that city has been
represented by a team which gets a
good start only to experience the crip
pling of one or more of the star play
ers at a time when victories are re
quired to retain the lead. Lajole should
be given another chance to make good
on a pennant, for he has demonstrated
his managerial ability beyond a ques
tion of a doubt, for his club has always
finished in the first division, and at
;T .
some period or other during the sea
son has held the lead.
Ned Hanlon has made his farewell
speech to the National League. Six
years of failures, during which time
he has not ' had a team better than a
poor second division contender, has
proved that he is not the general of
old when he had a three-time cham
pion Orioles of Baltimore, and he has
announced his retirement from the
game as far as the major If agues are
Remarakble Controversy Between
Two Murderers on Trial in Vienna.
VIENNA, Oct. 19. A remarkable
murder trial has begun here, the se
quel to the murder in Leipslc on Janu
ary 16, 1904, of Paul Hartmann, mana
ger of an Insurance' company, whose
body was not found until January, 1906.
Then, following the arrest for fraud of
a man named Hoffmann, Adelbert
Blecha confessed that his brother,
Franz, with Hoffmann, committed the
murder and hid the body In the court
of a house In Dresden.
Hoffman at first denied this, hut was
taken by the police to the spot. As the
body wns dug up a decayed hand
seemed to point to Hoffmann, and bro
ken down by this ghastly Bight, he con
fessed that he chloroformed the victim,
who was then 'strangled by Franz
Blecha, a man of giant strength. They
got only $500 as the result of robbing
the victim's office.
Blecha was later arrested In Vienna
for burglary, sentenced to six years'
Imprisonment, but sent to an asylum
as insane. Hoffmann was recently tried
in Vienna, and the death sentence com
muted to penal servitude for life.
Blecha was tried because the doctors
affirm that he is only pretending in
sanity. There was a remarkable scene when
he was confronted with Hoffmann.
Blecha said that Hoffmann confessed to
a crime he never committed. A certain
Johann Pawlik, who later died In Jail,
was the murderer.
Hoffmann It is untrue. When Blecha
communicated the murder plot to me.
I replied. "Delighted."
Blecha He lies. But if he likes I
will say that I am the murderer. One
is enough fer the gallows he or I.
Hoffmann affirmed that both were
guilty, and Blecha exclaimed again that
Hoffmann knew nothing of the dead.
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Coast League Tires of Eastern
Pacific Coast Ball Magnates Attend
New York Sleeting of National
Association of Minor Leagues
to Claim Their Rights.
Tomorrow New York will witness
the gathering of the baseball mag
nates from all the minor leagues in
America, for the annual meeting of the
National Association of Minor Leagues
is to assemble at the metropolis and
decide upon some highly important
Heretofore the Pacific Coast League
has been represented at these gather
ings by one man, but owing to a mat
ter of the utmost importance to this
organization a delegation has been
sent to fight for recognition on a par
with any other minor league affiliated
with that body. ,
The American Association and the
Eastern League have decided to im
portune the organization for recogni
tion in a higher clans than Is now en
Joyed, and the former league threat
ens to go outlaw unless the claim is
allowed. On the other hand, the Pa
cific Coast League announces that in
the event that the two Eastern organi
zations are advanced to a higher rat
ing and no attention paid the claims
of this locality, another outlaw league
may be expected on the Coast. Both
threatening organizations are being
represented at the convention by de
termined men and the powers behind
the throne will hdve hard work pacify
ing both and settling the mooted1
points satisfactorily to both.
The principal desire of the American
Association, most of the clubs of which
are controlled by major league mag
nates, is the privilege of drafting play
ers from the Pacific Coast League, and
the latter organization absolutely re
fuses to stand for anything of the
kind, for McCredie, Ewing and Berry
believo they are subject to too much
drafting on the part of the two major
leagues, hence their intended firm
stand on the subject.
The large coterie of balltossers who
annually winter on the Pacific Coast la
eagerly awaiting the outcome of the
National Association meeting, for on
the outcome depends the stand they
will take on the recent ruling of the
National Commission relative to the
playing of Winter baseball by ball
tossers affiliated with clubs In organ
ized baseball.
The players will gladly welcome the
desertion of either the Pacific Coast
League or the American Association,
or both, for they would then be in pos
session of a - lever which they could
use as a club to boost salaries or to
compel their employers to permit them
to earn a livelihood at their profession
during the off-season. Under the pres
ent regime, baseball is the only voca
tion which seeks to prevent its mem
bership from working during the Win
ter months, which on its face is an
absurdity. The Eastern clubs, both
major and minor, and the Pacifio
Coast League as well, to which these
players belong. Is possessed of a mis
taken idea on this question, and as
long as the players do not fail to re
port in the Spring, the magnates In
control should be more than satisfied.
If a ball player "is denied the right to
play when and where he pleases dur
ing the period he is not under salary to
his regular club, he should be per
mitted to do so, for it is much better
to employ a man at his regular work
during tho off-season than to have him
put in his spare time as a bartender
or hangeron of cafes and barrooms, as
many of them do. The wise owls con
trolling baseball do not think, or, more
likely, do not care about this phase of
the situation, but some day they will
realize their mistake.
Last season, in the Southern League,
two ex-Portland players finished with
remarkable records for speed. They
are Ed Hurlburt and Tommy Hess,
both of whom formerly caught for
Portland. When the records for the
season were compiled?' It was found
that Hurlburt, who had participated In
107 games, had failed to steal a single
base all season. This is probably the
first time in baseball history that a
J , J
player went through a season without
stealing a base in as many games as
Hurlburt participated. Tommy Hess
caught 117 games and got away with
three steals, all of which -were made
with a man on third base and, there
fore, robs him of what credit there
was attached to his performances.
Hurlburt will be remembered as the
man who, while catching Charlie
Shields in a jams against Los Angeles
In 1908, missed the third strike on
Cravath and then contributed a wild
heave which permitted the Angels to
score two runs and win a game in the
ninth inning. Catcher Schmidt, of
Detroit, lost the first game to Chicago
In the recent world's series in the
same manner which brings Hurburt's
error to mind.
Proposes Big Negro Convention.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 26. Lieutenant-Colonel
Allen Allensworth,- U. S. A.,
retired, one of the most prominent ne
groes of the West, has addressed a com
munication to Jhe members of the colored
race in the United States, asking for
expressions regarding the holding of a
National convention looking to the solu
tion of the race problem In the South.
Colonel Allensworth is a Baptist minister
of Bowling Green, Ky. His address says
in part:
"If we expect to hold the friends we
now have and win the respect of the
world, we must Improve our condition by
a concentration of our moral and Intel
lectual Influences in some organized form.
Therefore, I invite all whom It may con
cern to state their opinions of a time and
place for a National meeting to discover
if the negro is a disturbing element in
the Intellectual and industrial circles in
any part of the country and how the dis
franchised negro can maintain his dig
nity." Metzger & Co., Jewelers and Opticians,
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No Small Factor in Winning $5000
take, Say Witnesses of Bluegrass
Light Harness 'Classic Good
- Stock in Three-Year-Old.
Trampfast, 2:12U. who won the Ken
tucky light harness classic the Kentucky
Futurity, not only lowered the record of
2:13 made by, Jupe, but stamped himself
as the gamest youngster that ever looked
through a bridle. The roan son of thi
Tramp and Medium's Last was driven by
Thomas W. Murphy and the critics who
saw the race all agree it . was Murphy'
great driving that won the J6000 stake.
Trampfast is an exceptionally fine indi
vidual. He is tall and as well developed
as a 3-year-old. He has the same pic
turesque roan coat as his sire, but not as
red as his distinguished near relative,
Susie J., 2:0614, who was by an own
brother of his sire and out of, a half
sister of his dam.
Trampfast has a cleancut head, sym
metrical body lines and excellent limbs.
Like most of the sensational trotters on
both sides of his family he has a lot of
action, requiring elbow boots, but his
stroke Is long and sweeping and full of
power. In a race he is well covered with
boots, both fore and aft, and wears an
eight-ounce shoe and two-ounce to
weight. His best previous work before
the Futurity was a mile in 2:16 and re
peat in 2:16.
Trampfast Is by The Tramp, own
brother of that remarkable and much
lamented stallion Jayhawker, 8, 2:U5,
who died at 8 years and Is now known
to. have been one of the greatest sires
that ever lived, among his few foals
being Jay McGregor 2:074 (the sire of ,
Thistle Doune, The Laird and Shakes
peare): Susie J. 2:06; Allle J. 2:08;
Country Jay 2:10; and Nella J., J. 2-.WA,
a Kentucky Futurity winner. The Trams
has no record, but trotted second to
Fereno in the 2-year-old Kentucky
Futurity of 1899 in 1:17, 2:17. He wai
considered one of the sensational colts ot
his day and was sold for $10,000 to the
late R. H. Plant, of Macon, Ga. His
sire was Jay Bird, the famous roan son
of George Wilkes, and his dam the cele-.
brated Sorrento, dam of five standard
trotters and four sires, the latter in
cluding The Bondsman, sire of Grace
Bond, 3, 2:09, winner of both the 2 and
3-year-old Kentucky Futurities. Sor
rento is by Grand Sentinel 2:27 (also sire
of Santos, dam of Peter the Great 2:07.
the only Kentucky Futurity winner to
sire a winner of that event the latter
being Sadie Mac 2:06). he a son of
Sentinel 2:29, the own brother of Volun
teer. The dam of Trampfast Is Medium s
Last, by Happy Medium, the renowned
son of Hambletonlan and old Princess
2:30;. grandam Susanne, by Countersign,
son of American Clay and Hagar (fourth
dam of Rilma S:09. winner of the M. &
M. and Transylvania in 1837), oy Alex
ander's Abdallah; third dam by Inglis'
Hambletonlan; fourth dam by Harp's
Gold Weighs More in Alaska.
SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 26. One of the
peculiar difficulties the officers at the
United States Assay Office In Seattle are
frequently required to contend with is
the satisfactory settlement of slight dis
putes which arise often between the em
ployes at the office and miners who bring
dust down from Nome and other Alaska
It Is not generally known, say the pf
flcers, that a pound of gold weighed" In
the North and a pound weighed in Se
attle are different, the yellow metal
weighing less in Seattle than, in Nome.
Assay Office attendants have found it
necessary to use spring balance weights
only In measuring the gold and sand
which is to a certain extent mixed with
it. Out of 810 in gold dust weighed at
Nome there Is generally from 15 to 30
cents missing when weighed in Seattle.
Out of 81000 worth of gold dust the pros
pector or miner will miss approximately
This Is an absolute truism, based on
the experience of the Assay Office offi
cials, and It is explained by the fact
that Nome lies In the Arctic Circle. The
flattening of the earth makes the weight
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