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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (May 17, 1908)
TTIE SUTD AT OREGOXIAX. PORTLAND, MAY 17, 1903.
FUNS DESERVE A
Oregon Yacht Glub to Open Racing Season With Re gatta Memorial Day
Will Play Thanksgiving With
Ramshackle Affair at League
Baseball Grounds Not
Fit to Be Used.
Oregon and Reserve Days
PRACTICE WILL BE EARLY
OWNED BY CAR COMPANY
Said to Hare Been Purchased as Site
for Carbarns Local Investors
May Establish Athletic Park
Xear Center of City.
BY WILL O. MAC RAE.
For five yearn pant, when the annual
Spring opening of the baseball season
rolls around, the cry of "When are we
going to have a new grandstand and
bleachers?" Is sent up by the good loyal
fans, and each succeeding year the cry
remains unanswered. It Is a burning
shame that a city the sixe of Portland,
without question the best baseball city
for Its size that the sun ever shown on,
'Is without a grandstand and bleachers
fit for use. The present structure, al
ways a ramshackle affair at the best,
was suitable a dozen yearn ago. Then
It was plenty large enough, for baseball
was not the popular game that it is to
day: neither were there so many fans.
It is easy enough to place the blame.
The Vaughn-street grounds are owned
by the Portland Hallway. Light &
Power Company, and were purchased
by that corporation, so the story goes,
as a site for carbarns. The grounds are
admirably situated for a ball park, and
without any question would be Just as
valuable to the street railway company
as a permanent home for athletic sports
as a site for a carbarn. It Is also true
that the property is very valuable, and
as Portland grows. Its value Increases,
and In a few years the property will be
even too valuable for carbarn purposes.
As a permanent home for baseball, and
the game will be played here as long as
It Is played in America, and as a per
manent home for other outdoor ath
letic sports, the Income from the prop
erty would always be a paying Invest
ment, especially to the street railway
company, for in addition to getting
rentals, there Is to be considered the
money that the fans pay into the cof
fers of the street railway company for
Investment Would Pay A Veil.
The crying need of a larger and better
grandstand and bleachers was emphat
ically demonstrated last Sunady, when
fully 10,000 men, women and children
fought and scrambled to get inside the
inclosure. One man estimated that it
took 80 ears to carry that crowd from the
grounds and every one of them was
loaded until 1t was running over on the
ends and bulging in the center. At 10
cents per person, last Sunday's revenue
to the street railway company must have
been something handsome.
Just . what it would cost to erect an
up-to-date, steel-frame grandstand and
bleachers that would have a seating ca
pacity of not less than 10.000 people, is
not known, but such a ne should be
built. The Portland Railway, Light &
power Company could erect such a
structure cheaper than private individuals,
for its cars run right to the doors of the
grounds and all the material used could
be hauled over Its lines. Judge W. W.
AlcCredie has always lamented the fact
that when he bought the Pacific Coast
league franchise he was not In a finan
cial position to purchase the grounds as
well. At that time the grounds could
have 'been purchased for a great deal less
than at the present day, for the prop
erty has Increased almost twice in value.
There may come a day, of course, when
the grounds will be even too valuable
for use as an athletic grounds, but this
. cn hardly happen In 10 or 15 years.
If it were possible. Multnomah Field
now that it has been enlarged, would
be even better as a baseball park than
the Vaughn-street grounds. This would
put the game right in the heart of the
city and so close in that people would
walk to' and from the games and be
the means of taking thousands of dol
lars out of the dividends of the street
car people. There are several pieces
of property just as suitable as the
. Multnomah Club field, that will be
thrown on the market In a year or
two. Several prominent business men
have an eye on one piece especially
that they are watching, and as soon
as it Is put on the market it is their
Intention of buying it and turning it
into a park for outdoor sports. It is
as close in as Multnomah Field and just
as accessible. Their intention Is, I
have been given to understand, to
make it one of the largest and best
athletic parks in the country, where
baseball and all other outdoor sports
can he played. Their plans, however.
aepena upon what is to be the final dis
, position of the street railway com
pany about the Vaughn-street irrounds.
: Should the company officials make up
their mind to tlx up the present base
ball park and devote the property to
its present use, then they will drop
tneir scheme because It would not pay
.Many People Stay Away.
One thing is sure, both the McCre-
Idles and the street railway company
are losing money because of the condi
j tions at the ball park now. It Is abso
lutely Impossible to keep the grand-
i stand clean and tit for oocuoatlon.
Hundreds of women are kept away be
j cause they cannot sit through a game
'without soiling their gowns. To. sit
through a game with the present seat
ing arrangements is like spending two
hours in the stocks and because of
this, hundreds make only one trio a
week, where if the accommodations were
pleasant they would not miss a game.
Those old weather-beaten boards,
patched until they look like a crazy
tiuilt, are not especially inviting, and it
Is not to be wondered at that people
stay away, rather than go through the
agony of sitting all cramped up in a
place that resembles a pig sty.
We have reached the point now where
we have continuous baseball. For when
the Coast League Is not playing here the
Trl-City League is, so throughout the
entire Summer there Is baseball. It will
not be more than a year or two until the
Coast League will be giving Portland
continuous baseball. This is very apt
to come next year, for prominent busi
ness men of Sacramento are willing to
back a team in the Coast League. They
have promised if the league will again
admit Sacramento that they will pur
chase grounds in the heart of the city
for a ball park, build a steel grandstand
and fit It up with opera chairs. If Sac
ramento is again taken into the fold it
would not surprise many to see Seattle,
Spokane, Tacoma or some other live Pa
cific Northwest city in the Pacific Coast
League. All this could be arranged
without resorting to a baseball war. The
lc&gue. by taking In Sacramento would
make four cities in the south, and with
Portland. Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma
In the north, it would make an ideal
clght-club circuit. '
The schedule could be so made up that
THE racing schedule for the Oregon
Yacht -Club has been arranged and
"t"hft Tflf Inir apannn will hA nnAn H
formally by the handicap races May 30,
at 2 P. M. The course chosen for this
race is from the clubhouse at the Oaks,
to Madison-street bridge and return, a
distance of about five knots. In addition
to the yacht race, there will 4e a canoe
race. This event is open only to members
of the yacht club annex, which comprises
all those belonging to the yacht club who
the four northern teams would open and
close in the south, making It practical
ly necessary for only one trip south
during the season. The teams from the
north could meet the four teams in the
south and after playing over the cir
cuit, come north. Then after playing
over the northern circuit, the southern
teams could come north, play the circuit
and return home, leaving the northern
teams at home to finish the northern
schedule, and after winding up, go south
and finish the season. This would give
the fans a Pacific Northwest league and
a Coast league in one.
BOWLING IS STILL POPULAR
Some Facts and Figures on Recent
The recent international bowling tour
nament, held in Cincinnati, showed some
wonderful results, illustrating the great
popularity of the sport in the Eastern
states. The figures are for two weeks
and will prove interesting to all those
who know anything about the erame.
The entry list shows that there were
361 five-man teams and 763 two-man
teams, the total number of men entered
being lies. There were four five-man
teams, four two-man teams and four in
dividuals in the world.'s championship
match. There were 26 five-woman teams.
62 two-woman teams and 162 individuals.
The prize list far exceeded anything
In value ever given, for it amounted to
$23,760, divided as follows:
Five-man teams. J18I0; special prizes
In regular events, $500; international
events, JTOO; ladies' events, J125; boys'
events, $160; local tournament, $200; win
ners of five-man events, $7171; two-man
events, $62S6; individuals, $6143; all events,
The reports show an expense of $61,
113 and still there was a balance of
$1061.49 on the right side of the ledger.
During -he tourney there were 16,388
games bowled and the pins were spot
ted 163,880 times and this shows that
the boys handled 6,562.200 pounds of wood
during the play. During the tourney
the balls traveled 359,391.200 feet, or nearly
three times around the earth. There
were 1.638.S00 pins bowled at and but two
pins were broken.
The bowlers who attended the tourney
would fill 162 Pullman cars. There were
entries from almost every leading city
In America and the high scores made
at St- Louis were passed by nine five-man
teams,. 41 two-man teams, and 31 indi
viduals. BASEBALL AT CHAt'TAVQXJA.
Entries Being Received for July
Tournament at Gladstone Park.
Applications are already being made by
different baseball teams for entry in the
Chautauqua Tournament played at Glad
stone Park during the next annual session
of the association, July 7-18. Ten games
are to be played. Each club is allowed to
strengthen its team as it seems tit, .but
there is to be.no interchange of players.
Already H. A. Elkins, manager has en
tered the Lebanon Cubs. The Oregon
City, Tri-Clty League team, is expected to
enter, while other inquiries are being
made, which indicates the filling of the
tournament before June L
Only five clubs can enter. A game is
played each day at 3:30. The Chautauqua
Association furnishes the umpire and the
baseballs. It is desired that the teams
shall be as evenly matched as possible.
All necessary information and entry
blanks can be had by addressing H. K.
Cross, Secretary of Chautauqua, at Ore
Big Entrance to Kicld.
The entrance to Multnomah Club
grounds will be greatly Improved and an
exit from the grandstand to Washington
street will be established. This will do
away with the great jam that always
results when a large crowd leaves the
field and will enable the grounds to be
cleared in half the time that is now re
quired. Two new tennis courts are being
constructed and the tournament for the
Ladd cup will be held on these courts.
own canoes. Max M. Meyer and
Prancis I'Arcy, who comprise the
racing committee, have sent out
notices Informing the owners of
yachts that entrance applications for the
first contest must be made at least 10 days
previous to the race, or by May 20. It is
estimated that about 18 yachts will be
entered for the handicap contest. The
boats will be divided into three classes,
A, B, and C, and the handicaps will be
determined by the measurer. As a num
ber of expert yachtman belonging to the
club have announced their intention of
ENTRIES AT BUTTE
Fast Steeds Will Run in Mon
ELEVEN PURSES ARE HUNG
Many Stables That Usually Go East
Will Remain in "West Because
of Uncertain Conditions
in New York.
Harry Stover, owner of the Butte
racetrack, has just finished completing
the nominations for the 11 stake
events that are to be raced during
the 60-day meeting at Butte this Sum
mer. Shaky conditions of the racing
in and around New York at this time
have kept many stables from going
East and in consequence the Butte stake
entries will be made up of classy fields.
All told 412 horses have been nom
inated for the 11 stakes. H. I. Wil
son's crack sprinter, Gemmel, a horse
that has won over $7000 in stakes
and purses at Emeryville this Winter,
will be one of the cracks seen again
at Butte. Other well-known turf idols
have been entered, such as Jack
Nunnally, Moore Johnson and Native
Son, a horse that has won for Stover
The entries are distributed as fol
lows: Opening handicap, five and a half fur
kmps, June 27 Creston, Pinkim, Bllera.
Bannock. Bob. Sidney F.. Columbia Maid,
Moore Johnson. Galvanie, Jack Nunnally.
Tom Shaw. Wisteria, la Gloria. Mary F.
Harve-1. Lvte Knipht, Sevenfull. Native Son.
Oemmell, Swede Sam. Miss Butte. Combury,
Aaron J., Iord Nelson, F. E. Shaw, Glen
denninjr. Little Buttercup. Flying Squad
ron. Brush Vp. Ethel Day, Grasscutter,
Raratan, Rosie Dillon 32.
Celebration handicap, one mile, July 4
Creston, Northwest. Ctgarlighter, Bannock
Bob. Sidney F.. Columbia Maid. Ampedo, Su
preme Court. Jack Nunnally, N;jva Lee, J. C.
Clem. F W. Barr. Native Son. Elevation,
Martinmas. Mabel Hollander. Cadichon. Fred
Bent, Sibari. Mina Gibson. Lois Cavanaugh.
Raratan. Timothy Wen, Cabin. GemmeU.
Swede Sam. Sir Brtllar. Nonle 28.
Woodlands stake, four furlongs, July 9
Hazlet, Egotist. Lookout. Miss Worth, Pert.
Meadow. Argonaut. Willie Logan, Little
Jane, Beaumont. Work Box. The Slicker,
Knight Deck. Curfman, tirotto, ineo -nu-Hps.
Modena, Minnie. Madonna, Sempesella,
Antioch, Duhme. Gretchen G.. Osorlne. Alice
Collins. Sam Shean, Ray Walsh. BonfiHes.
Baler iana, Banthel. Jim Malladay, Black
Hand. R. E- McCurdy, Weevette 34.
Anaconda stake, mile and a sixteenth,
juiy m Bardonla. Warte Nicht, Lord Ftli
grane, Rhinestone. Eiie. Creston. Northwest,
Spring Ban. Cigarlighter. Bannock Bob. L.
C Widrig, Marv F. F. W. Barr, Elevation.
Sir Wesley. Cabin. Timothy Wen. Theirry,
Plausible. Martinmas, Mabel Hollander,
Jack Nunnally, Lone Woif. Sidney F.,
Markie Mayer. Chief Desmond. Follie L.
Vronsky, Sam Bernard. St. Avon. Jacomo,
Stllllcho, Iron Watson. Avontellus, Cata
Une. Vesme. Decorator, Azora 3S.
Helena handicap, five furlongs. July 23
Smithy Kane, Sarah Mayer. Redan. Com
burv, Glendenn-ng. Grasscutter. Rosie Dillon,
Raratan. Jim Clark. Woodzeen, Moore John
son, Columbia Maid. Lord Nelson, Aaron J-,
Reno Rebel. Sevenfull. Native Son. Lyte
Knight. Pimkim. Ellerd, Biagg, Brown Dick.
Booger Red- Jack Nunnally. Tom Shaw,
GemmeU. Swede Sam. Miss Butte, La Gloria,
Mary F. HarveU Aquilline, Bannock Bob,
Crest on, Gabrielle 33.
Selling, purse, six futlcngs, July 30 Prog
ress. Nonle. Brush Up. Little Buttercup,
Babe B-. Manila S.. Reuben, Curriculum.
Wisteria, Dick Wilson. F. E. Shaw. Mabel
Hniundor. Ronite. Chief Desmond. St- Avon.
Ampedo.. Moore Johnson. Columbia Maid,.
Lord Nelson, Aaron J Booger Ked. even
full. Native Son. Lyte Knight. Pimkim,
Ellerd. Cigarlighter. Brown Dick, Valoeki,
Tom Shaw. Husky. GemmeU. Swede Sam.
Miss Butt a. La Gloria. Mary r. wan-ej.
Afeoura. Bannock Bob.
OREGON YACHT CLUB AND FLEET.
entering their crafts, the meet promises
to surpass any previous meet of this kind
ever held by the Oregon Yacht Club.
' The class race will be held June 20,
over the same course. In this contest the
boats will be divided into three squadrons,
one of the class A crafts, the second, of
class B, and the third will be made up of
class C yachts. No handicaps will be
given in this race, and it will be each
boat for itself in its respective class.
July 4 and 5, the regular club cruise
will take place, and a trip will be made
down the river. On the night of July
Prince Charlie, Gabrielle, Rather Royal, Sal
Butte selling stake, one mile, August 6
Rather Royal, Creston, Bonnie Prince
Charlie. Bannock Bob. L. C. Widrig, Mary
F., Harvel. Anoura. GemmeU. Swede Sam.
Tom Shaw, Husky, Rhinestone, Queen's Sou
venir. Cigarlighter, String Ban, Ellerd, F.
W. Barr. Native Son. Elevation. Cabin. Tim
othy Wen. Columbia Girl, Moore Johnson,
Columbia Maid. Decorator. St. Avon. Chief
Desmond, Mabel Hollander. Martinmas,
Prince of Pies?. John J. Rogers, Vesme,
Cataline, Jacomo. Vronsky. Bo lorn an, Follie
L, Supreme Court. Cholk Hedrick, Theirry,
Bardonla, Warte Nicht, Gild. Orphan Lad,
Dixie Lad. Piquet, Lieta, Wolfville, Lem
Reed. El Paisano 52.
Ciub members handicap, mile 'and a six
teenth. August 13 Jack Nunnally. Neva
Lee, Sidney F., Joe Nealon, Dr. Leg go, Follie
Li.. Lone Wolf, Cadichon, Fred Bent, Sibari,
The Englishman. Fisher Boy, Gild. Orphan
Lad, Dixie Lad. J. C. Clem. Mina Gibson,
Helisme, Sir Wesley, Markie Mayer. EHe,
Hand Me Down, Prince of Pless, Martinmas,
St. Avon. J. F. Donahue. Timothy Wen.
Cabin, Elevation, F. W. Barr. Cigarlighter,
Spring Ban, Northwest, Rhinestone, Gem
meU, L. C. Wldrtg. Anoura. Bannock Bob,
Kenilworth Park stake, one mile, August
20 Kamsack, SUUcho, Iron Watson, Lem
Reed, LIsta. Boloman, Supreme Court,
Rather Royal, Ampedo. Blagg. Jack Nun
nally, Neva Lee. Sidney F-. Moore Johnson,
Joe Nealon, Dr. Leg go, Oadlcnon, Fred Bent,
Sibari. Theirry. Gild. Orphan Lad. Dixie
Lad. Helisme. Martinmas, Mabel Hollander,
St. Avon. Timothy Wen. Cabin, Native Son,
Elevation, F. W. Barr. Cigarlighter, Spring
Ban, Bemmell, L. C. Widrig, Mary F., Har
vel. Anoura, Bannock Bob. Creston 41.
GemmeU handicap, seven furlongs, August
27 Merwan, Ethel Day, Jim Clark. F. E.
Shaw, Sir Brtllar. Rather Royal. Ampedo,
Blagg, Jack Nunnally. Tom Shaw, Sidney
F., Moore. Johnson. Columbia Mafd, Cadi-
cnon. HeiiBme. Mabel Hollander. St. Avon,
Lord Nelson, Timothy Wen, Cabin, Native
Son, Pimkim. Cigarlighter. GemmeU, Swede
Sam. Miss Butte. Mnrv F. Harvel. Anoura.
Bannock Bob. Creston. Bonnie Prince
Getaway stake, six furlongs, September 3
Plausible, Manila S.. Galvanic. El Paisano.
Curriculum, Babe B., Lyte Knight, Ethel
Day. Jim Clark. F. E. Shaw. Sir Brillar,
Rather Royal. Salvage. Blagg. Brown DIck,
Jack Nunnally, Tom Shaw, Moore Johnson.
Columbia Maid. Helisme, St. Avon. Lord
Nelson. Aaron J., Native Son, Herodotus,
Pimkim, Cigarlighter, GemmeU, Swede Sam,
Miss Butt. La Gloria, Mary F.. Harvel,
Anmira. Bannock Boo. trreston 37.
Chit-Chat of Sporting
BY WIL.L. G. MAC RAE.
PERHAPS a few lily-white-hand let
ters to the weather man will make
him be good.
An Englishman would pension all
men over 70 and all women over 50.
If this plan were adopted In America,
a lot of old ballplayers would do a
lot of lying.
Manager McCredle Is after Walter
Clarksen. the crack Harvard pitcher.
Clarksen was last with Cleveland, ana
in order ,to get out of major league
baseball said that he was going to re
tire from the game. McCredle will
know shortly whether he has hooked
If Ike Butler is the best pitcher In
the Northwest League, Ike has either
Improved a lot since he wore a Port
land uniform or there is absolutely no
class to the other slabsters.
. Henry Berry says that McCredie did
an "unconsciously funny thing when
he dropped Kennedy and kept Bassey."
Now Berry occasionally has bad
dreams. McCredie's move was not un
consciously done. Bassey showed Man
ager Mac and Kennedy did not. Is
Berry trying to explain oJT some of
his "funny" moves by calling them un
Cal Ewing, president of the Pacific
Coast League, will visit us this week.
Guess we will have to cook up a littla
entertainment for our genial president,
for it's not often we are "thusly" hon
ored. ti isn't possible that May Is going
to dry her tears. Anyway, she showed
some disposition to cheer up yester
3, the fleet of yachts under command of
Will A. Knight will assemble at the club
house, near the Oaks, and sail to the
mouth of the Willamette, where a big
camp will be made and the night spent.
During this regatta, all kinds of yacht,
canoe and swimming races will be held.
The broad Columbia at this place will
enable the yachtsmen to manouver in a
manner not permitted by the limited
width of the Willamette, and some excit
ing long-distance races are predicted. In
each of the races a prize will be given for
each class. The club is also planning to
RACE IS POSTPONED
Washington Oarsman Cannot
Be Here for Rose Festival.
DATES ARE IN CONFLICT
Collegians Will Row University of
California Eight June 2 at Se
. at tie Meet Local Crew
The boat race between the University
of Washington four and the Portland
Rowing Club four will not be held here
June 2, as had been announced. The
Washington boys will row the University
of California eight on that date at Seattle
for the intercollegiate championship of
the Coast, and will not meet the Portland
four till July 4, when the annual regatta
of the North Pacific Association of Ama
teur Oarsmen will be held. The contest
between these clubs would have been one
of the features of the Rose Festival, and
local oarsmen are very much disappoint
ed. Instead of the race with Washington
a contest between two teams made up
from members of the local club will be
the attraction. This race will be held on
the morning of June 6.
The Portland crews have been on the
river every night during the past week,
except Friday, and are rounding into
shape for the annual regatta. Coach Dan
Murphy, who arrived in Portland about
a week ago, has not recovered sufficiently
from his recent attack of typhoid to be
out with the rowers, but expects to be out
every nlerht this week.
There will be some changes in the crew
of last year, although at least three of
last year's four will represent the club
this season. Captain A. C. McMicken has
been switched from seat 3 to seat 2, and
Rex Conant will take McMicken' s seat at
3. Conant was stroke on the Stanford
eight last year, and .should prove a valu
able addition to the Portland crew. Ar
thur Allen wit be in the bow and Dr. B.
EL Loo mis will be the stroke. This in
sures fully as strong, if not a stronger,
crew than that of last season.
Three Old Men Back.
Three of last year's junior crew will be
back this year. They axe: Gordon Ster
ling, stroke; Jeff Tully, seat 2, and Vivian
Dent, bow. Victor Wetterborg will prob
ably be the man selected for seat 4, al
though this has not- been definitely de
cided. From the manner in which a num
ber of the new men are showing up, it is
evident that some of the older members of
the junior crew will have to work .to
hold their places.
The junior four will make a determined
effort to 'win the Northwest champion
ship this year from their Northern rivals.
It will be remembered that the Portland
junior four lost to the Nelson, B. C. Boat
Club last year by only five feet in one
of the closest and most exciting races
ever witnessed on the Coast. Under
the Instruction of Coach Murphy the
juniors have high hopes of capturing the
Northwest meet on July 3. A junior
crew, according to the rules of the Na
tional Association of Amateur Oarsmen,
must win a Junior race to become
seniors. This always stimulates the
keenest rivalry among the junior crews.
The senior four of the Portland Club
will work as never before, as it has
been decided to send the crew to the
National regatta, to be held in Massa
chusetts during August, if they make as
good a showing as they did last season.
enter the entire fleet of yachts in the
marine parade at the Hose Festival, on
the night of June 4. The crafts will be
illuminated by hundreds of Chinese lan
terns, and the fleet will be one of the
features of the marine parade.
Following is the race schedule for the
season of 1908:
Saturday, May 30, 2 P. M. Handicap
yacnt race, canoe race, prizes.
Saturday. June 20. a P. M. Class race.
Saturday and Sunday, July 4 and S Club
cruise, ah Kirm 01 races. rizes.
Saturday. July IS. 3 P. M. Class race.
Saturday. August 8, 3 P. M. Class race.
In the race last year the Portland senior
crew finished a good ten lengths ahead
of the other crews, while the Vancouver,
B. C, the Nelson, Victoria and Seattle
crews were lapped at the finish. Van
couver finished second, with the Seat
tle, Victoria and Nelson crews all lap-?
Portland Men Rank High.
The 'Portland crew in this race over a
mile and a half course, clearly demon
strated that they are in a class by them
selves so far as other Pacific Coast crews
are concerned. Two years ago the Port
land crew was barely nosed out of first
place in the National regatta races and
they have high hopes of winning the
National championship this season.
Ed Gloss, who lost the Coast cham
pionship to Laing, of Vancouver, in the
single sculling contest, hopes to regain
his lost laurels this year, and is work
ing every evening. Gloss was out of con
dition when he met Laing last year, and
even then was defeated by only four feet.
Arthur Allen and Rex Conant will rep
resent the Portland Club in the junior
doubles and should have no difficulty In
taking first place. They have been prac
ticing together for over two weeks and
are already in fine fettle.
The new S10.000 clubhouse on the East
Side at the foot of Ivon street, has been
completed, and will be formally opened
in the near future. The ball-room floors
are being finished, and when this is done
the members are planning to give a
grand opening . ball to which the friends
of the club will be invited. The new
ball-room on the second floor of the club
Is said to be one of the finest in the city.
AFTER THE EPSOM DERBY
W. K. Vanderbllt's Seasick II Fa
vorite in British Classic.
W. K. Vanderbllt's colt. Seasick II.
which it has been decided to send over
from France to run in the Epsom Derby,
was given a prominent place in the bet
ting and 15 to 2 being laid against him.
These orders ' indicate that his chances
are regarded as practically equal to those
of August Belmont's Norman III, which
won the 2000 guineas stakes at New
Market Wednesday and J. Buchanan's
Mountain Apple, both of which are held
at 7 to I. The phenomenal success of
the Americans during the last six weeks
of the present racing season is shown in
the fact that August Belmont heads the
list of winning owners. The value or
stakes he has won in that time totals
nearly $30,000. Richard Croker is second
on the list with $28,000. while Lord Rose
bery is third with only $10,000. Danny
Maher, the American jockey, tops the
list of winning jockeys.
Club Preparing Its Diamond.
Work has been commenced on the Mult
nomah Club diamond, and it will be com
pleted by May 23. At the present time
the club team has no place to practice
but as soon as the field is In condition
Manager Stott will have the squad out
every night. Berkeley, Stanford and the
University of Idaho have asked for games
here with the club, but owing to the
fact that the Coast League team will be'
playing here during the intercollegiate
season, Manager Stott felt that it would,
not be possible to meet the expense of
bringing a team from such a distance.
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Multnomah Hopes to Avoid Defeat
of Last Year by Proper Prepara
tionMen Who Will Fill
Martfn Pratt, manager of the Mult
nomah Club football team. Is busy these
days arranging the schedule for-the sea
son of 1908. and expects to have all the
dates filled before the opening of the
season next Fall. There is some doubt
as to the exact date the clubmen will
meet Oregon Agricultural College. No
vember 14 was the date reserved for
them by Manager Pratt, but it seemr
that the farmeis have already been
negotiating with some other- team for
this date. Multnomah is very anxious
to meet last year's champions and will
try to make arrangements to meet the
Corvallis contingent later in the season.
The University of Oregon will of course
be the attraction on Thanksgiving day,
and the usual dates will be reserved for
the Seattle Athletic Club. Multnomah
will go to Seattle on Christmas day, ;
while the Seattle team will meet Mult
nomah on the local gridiron New Year's
day. A number of early season games
will be scheduled with the club teams
from surrounding towns in order to give
the locals a chance to round into condi
tion before the big games. Manager
Pratt has written The Dalles Columbia
Athletic Club, Astoria and Albany for
games during the month of October. The
Dalles Columbia won the championship
of Eastern Oregon last year and will no
doubt welcome a chance to line up
Material for the Team.
Just what the line-up of the team will
be for the coming season is largely a
matter of conjecture at the present time.
A number of the old gridiron warriors
who were stars in the palmy days of
the club have retired for good. Among
these are George McMillan, Martin
Pratt, Dave Jordan, Chester Murphy,
Marion Dolph and Eddie Dowling. Lon
ergan will be back in the game, as will
also Bud James. The punting ability of
James will be a powerful factor in win
ning games for Multnomah. Plowden
Stott has been chosen captain and will
play quarter, and he is perhaps the best
quarterback on the Pacific Coast. Dow
Walker and Pllkington will probably be
the tackles, although Pilkington may be
shifted to guard and a new man placed
in the tackle position. Carlson will be
center, while Seeley and a number of
others will try out for the guard posi
tions. The ends will be Alexander and
Austin, unless one of them Is ah If ted to
a back field position.
There will be a number of new men
on this year's team, but up to the pres
ent time only two have been prominent
ly mentioned. They are Slaker and Mc
Inerny. Slaker played fullback at Stan
ford while JTost was coaching that team
He gained the reputation of being one
of the fiercest line plunging backs who
ever appeared in the West. Before com
ing to Stanford he played with the Uni
versity of Chicago team, where his
weight and speed enabled him to become
one of the stars of the Middle West In
the football world.
Good Punters In Prospect.
Joe Mclnerny will be remembered as
the big tackle who played with The
Dalles Columblas for two seasons. He
learned the game under Frank Loner
gan at Columbia University, where he
played halfback and tackle. Mclnerny
strips about 175 when in condition and
Is a great defensive tackle. He is one.
of the strongest punters in the state
and perhaps is excelled in this depart
ment of the game by no man in Mult- .
nomah Club, with the exception of ; Bud
James. In case of James becoming' dis
abled, as he did In the Multnomah
Oregon game two years ago, Mclnerny .
would prove a valuable substitute In the
Multnomah had a disastrous season
last year up til! the last few games, due
to the fact that the players were late
in turning out for practice. Manager
Pratt will make an effort to get the men
out by September 1 this year and in this
manner hopes to avoid the crushing de
feats Inflicted on Multnomah in the
early season games of 1907.
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