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ON LIKELY BUNCH
Fortified in Numbers and
Strength to Battle for
MIKE LYNCH FOR LEADER
Capron, Famous Minnesota Football
Star, Has Been Secured at Com, of
$3000 and Has Proven He
Can Deliver Goods.
FT (3EOROE TT'RNBULU
SEATTLE. ADril 10 inl.l -t ,
happy with either, were tother dear
charmer away" Dugdale. The magnate
...... i ri-any say mis in so many words.
...... i.mi mes pretty near expressing
rug1ale's situation in several sections of
his baseball machine. Dugdale te pre
pared for emergencies. TTe has had some
-K:ripnc wun emergenciessee cham
pionship table printed October 15 1908
sixth, or bottom, line. He then started
"""aseiy. recklessly. with all the
financial abandon of a drunken sailor, to
get together a bunch that could be de-
' 7"""n to 'Ke a series once In a while.
He doesn't say he has done so, but his
smile indicates that he thinks he h ,h
the early birds who have been out to see
Dimcn work out are more than agreed
with him In this resnect.
Dugdale is fortified in both numbers and
strength. He has an average of more
than two men available for every position
inn ivain, ana ne is combining promis
ing youngsters with men who have won
their spurs In fast oomnnnv
To begin with, after the disaster of last
..... .,,i wrji atiriDinatiie to a pro-
run oi me worst baseball luck in
the matter of sickness and Injuries ever
suffered by a manager in the sporting his
tory of the Northwest. Dugdale stretched
himself and dreamed mrnin i
lie had been wanting for two seasons. He
found to his delight that thla time he
-u.a ne aoie to pry big Michael Lynch
away from Tacoma. and h wnt ,,. ...i.v.
the pry. That gave him a center for this
o aggregation, and supplied the ele
ment of leadership lacking: all last season
in i,ynen ne has a fast fielder, heady
batsman, a wise baseball head and a real
wno Knows how to keep his men
"J "P to tne proper pitch.
Picks I'p Some Iilve One.
Then he added to the useful members of
last year"a team a number of fast players
from all over the country, and he la leav.
In- largely to Mike Lynch the work of
electing from the array of talent a high-
ninciiine mat will grind out
creditable article of baseball.
i i" on missing from those
-....ru. t ierce or Montreal, In the East-
"M"'. on wnom Dugdale was de
pending for his first-string catcher, has a
Plerk of the Mlch,Kan State Senate
-"" Bci-nreu permission to stay away
Tor a few daVS lonsrer In ti. ..... (
however. Dugdale has five others Fortter
wun nunsune. or last year; Emrlch
Idaho youngster of promise, and Cueter
ana Sheehan, recent acquisitions, on
wnuin ne naa not originally figured. Bun
stlne has already caught on with CaaeVi
nn,i jugaaie is among
those who expect him to make a good
'"""'" r.Tiincn. another promising
................ , nrcn snipped to Hannibal
4..... wun K string on him. Fortler
mowing stronger than last
who distinguished hlt
felf by falling to demand advance trans
porta lion, is mowing down the runners
wnn nis quick, strong throw to second.
rneenan looks like Jim Jeffries. He'i as
Mg and looks as strong. He isn't as fast
as Mike Lynch on his feet, but for a man
wno weigns sa or 230, his speed Is good.
Tie bats well, and he smiles and Jollies
the team. The catcher whose work has
shown the most promise, however, is
Ouster. He's everything that has been
said about the others except as to size,
and he isn't small, at that and he's more:
the fans call It 'the goods." So even If
Pierce Is not what Dugdale thinks he Is.
the team la fortified behind the bat.
Pitcher Thompson In Trim.
The list of pitchers is long. too. and the
race for first-string positions among the
boxmen Is pretty. Gus Thompson, last
year with Aberdeen and secured this year
from the Boston Americans. Is already In
mldscason form. Rush and Allen, of last
season's team, are loosening- up a bit, and
Joe Sea ton is showing Improvement over
hie work of last year. Heinrich. the only
left-hander on the squad. Is nursing a sore
rm resulting from too much cold-weather
ambition. Marshall, a young right-hander
who worked out well with Portland last
year, is showing good form, and may
land a place. Anderson, who last year
bad nothing but speed. Is working out.
Manning, a southpaw, and Taliaferro, a
big starboard ellnger, have already been
The weedlng-out process' In the in
CURRENT HISTORY IN WORLD
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M'CRf DIE'S TERM OPENS HERE THE VvERTHErT.BRlN&JV', 77f V,
field is going to be slow and difficult-
For first base there are Rose, fat and
out of condition, weak on low balls
but strong- with the ' club, and Scho-
neia. little less formidable at the bat.
more finished and reliable In his po
sition, but peculiarly susceptible to In
jury. It will be recalled that it was
his Injury on the opening- day of last
season, putting him out - of the game
for a year, that made the first gap in
the subsequently porous infield of 1908.
He is out of the game now with a
slight Injury to his ankle.
Two Fast Men for Second.
Te provide against a possible loss
of Benett. Dugdale signed Lee Magee.
a fast youngster, who mo far has justi
fied the advance press dope of his
touters that he handles himself In the
field like Johnny Evers. Then things
so shaped themselves that Seattle was
able to secure Bennett, who, batting
.300. was easily the class of the league
last year at second. Bennett has been
fielding magnificently, and his batting
eye has lost none of its cunning. Magee
has been in uniform only three days,
but he starts out like a fielding wiz
ard, - and his actions on the geld are
beautifully graceful. Today In a prac
tice game he got a three-bagger, but
he -subsequently struck out. twice, and
It may. resolve itself Into a question
whether his fielding Is sufficiently
strong to Justify carrying him regard
less of his work with the stick. On
his present form the answer should be
The hole at shortstop left by the loss
of Terrx McKune.. who was afraid, he
couldn't comply with Dugdale's terms
to get 'into first-class condition for a
grueling season, has been filled by the
accession of Tealey Raymond, well
known along the Const. Raymond
looks good to the fans. He has made
plenty of errors in the practice games,
and he hasn't bunt up a remarkable
batting average, but he works hard,
goes after everything, and pegs nicely
to first. 1
Roy Akin will have the race for the
third cushion all to himself unless
something happens to him. He gets
everything, shoots them fast and true
to first, and his speed and clouting
ability have resulted in his selection.
so iar. to lead the batting list.
The Outfield Problem.
Lynch himself is to play center field.
That part of the problem, of course,
is settled. And every fan in the North
west knowns Lynch. "
For left field Dugdale surprised the
country by securing big George Cap
ron, the famous Minnesota football
player, who lost his amateur standing
last season by playing baseball under
an alias in the South. Seeing him in
action here, one does not wonder that
foxy John McGraw. of the New Tork
Giants, was after this shifty and elu
slve player. His release from Mobile
cost Dugdale Just $3000. and If there
Is a fan in Seattle who thinks the big
fellow Isn't worth it. that tan has not
yet let out the yelp. Capron is an
Inch or two over six feet, of strong
dui not heavy build, and he runs like
a greyhound. Whether after a fly In
the outfield or tearing along the base
lines. It Is the same, and an Inflelder
must handle a ground ball perfectly
to nip him at first, reirardless ot where
he bumps the- ball. His batting aver
age In the practice games has been
built up probably B0 per cent by his
beating out short Infield hits by a hair.
He looks the ideal football player, and
with his magnificent physique It takes
no stretch of the Imagination to see
Mm ripping great holes through guard
or center with the .pigskin under his
In right field, first choice, apparently,
falls on Emll Frisk, who is friskier
no pun Intended than last year, when
he slumped from the .300 class to .267.
He is swatting the ball very hard so
far, opens his mouth on.ee In a while,
and handles the difficult sunfield bet
ter than It has been handled since the
days of Art Ross. Barring accident,
the foregoing will be the outfield
rtlllty Men Plentiful.
For utility outfielder. Lynch has a prob
lem on his bands. In Crocker, who has
played left for the Tanlgans in practice
games, he has a magnificent fielder, whosa
throwing from deep left Is pretty; he puts
them In a groove. He Is not a strong
hitter. Then there Is "Wtleon, who filled
left field last year after Frisk's illness
took him out of the game, and who Is
showing well in all departments, though
not such a pretty performer In the field
as Crocker, who is a youngster from
Walla Walla. Johnny Cahill. who played
only an average game in center field last
season, has so far done much better work,
and he has been meeting the ball right on
the nose. Whoever Of these is let go. It
will not be done without some regret, and
the choice is difficult.
For utility inflelder. young Gardner, who
played last year in the Spokane City
League, where he caught for one of the
business men's teams, has shown remark
able form. The fane all believe he will
be Dugdale's choice, although Bill Oriet.
who played some good games at third and
some weird games at short for Seattle
last season, is still on hand and active.
Gardner has played all over the Infield
and made good everywhere. He bats
hard, and he cuts up like a kid on the
field. He's a natural coacher.
Neither Dugdale nor Lynch will say
anything about pennant prospects. They
are getting together a bunch that should
make a respectable showing. The com
bination may not work well together. Ac
cidents may happen to break up parts of
the machine, a cog may slip here or there
but the prospect seems good for the best
all-around, offensive and defensive baseball-playing
apparatus that Dugdale has
ever given Seattle.
THE SUXDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, APRIL 11, 1909.
Portland Kennel Club Plans Its
MAYOR TAYLOR TO JUDGE
Will Award Ribbons In Snorting
Class and John Bradshaw in Ter
rier Breeds - Great Prepara
tions Are Making for Show.
The 10th annual bench show of the,
Portland Kennel Club will be held this
year May 5 to 8. inclusive, and the dub
has secured the upper floor of the new
market building on the northeast corner
avilIj judge Portland ken.
Major Taylor, One of the Moat
Noted Dog Fanciers of the
or first and Washington streets. The
building is ideally arranged for a bench
snow, having plenty of room and light.
ana inis year's event will eclipse all
inrmer ones In every way.
Interest In blooded dogs has increased
greatly since last year's successful show
and many new dogs of various breeds
Will be On exhibit at the hnw nnr.nA v,..
local fanciers, while strings of thorough-
".ruo irum Dritisn Columbia, Washington
amornia will also be shown. It is
uesire ana intention of the show com
,,m ins year to have over 300 dogs
entered, so as to secure a fnnr-nnim
ing for a championship, and all lovers of
guinea are asKed to help make this the
ciuo s Danner event.
Fleming Again in Charge.
Gerald Fleming, who has successfully
superintended the shows for several years
past, will again serve In the same capac
ity and Is already hard at work with ar
rangements. The new benching now owned
by the club will be set In place immedi
ately In the showroom and painted and
disinfected, and Intending exhibitors are
Invited to inspect it at any time during
the day at the showrooms. First and
V.ashington streets.' An office will be
placed there immediately and premium
lists and entry blanks for the show may
be had early this coming week
Major J. M. Taylor, the recognized au
thority of the United States on- sporting
dogs, will Judge these breeds. Major
Taylor resides In New York City and has
Judged at all the large Eastern
this season and also at the Victoria B
C.. show, which ended last night 'and
which was the most successful in the his
tory of that club. John Bradshaw. of
San Francisco, who is second to no Judge
in terrier breeds, will Judge all terriers
and bulldogs here this year.
The Pacific Coast circuit -of bench shows
is in full blast, and this week Vancouver
B. C. will hold Its annual show, with the
largest entry and greatest Interest In the
show in its history. John Bradshaw will
judge all classes there.
Following Vancouver. Tacoma. will hold
Its first show, taking the place of Seattle
which will not hold a show this year until
uunng me A.-x.-f. Exposition.
Portland will follow Tacoma and be fol
lowed by San Francisco. James Morti
mer, of New York, will judge all classes
at San Francisco, and a number of local
dogs will be shown there, as well as at all
other Coast shows.
Trophies to Be Extra Good.
The collection of trophies and cups
which will be presented .to the winners
at this year's show will be the most
valuable and numerous ever offered, and
all breeds are to be provided for.
The membership of the club Is growing
OF SPORTS, PICTURED BY CARTOONIST MURPHY
ana tne club is In a prosperous condition
... j . . i ne onicers are . A.
Parsons, president: Ambrose M. Cronln,
vice-president: E. T. Chase, secretarv-
treaaurer, and the trustees are Messrs.
Dick. Lowell, Harralson and Dr. George
Entries for the show will be received
commencing early this week and will close
Tremblay In Chicago Tournament.
CHICAGO. April 10. Rnnirn Tm.
blay. lightweight wrestling champion
of Canada, has entered the Illinois
Athletic ClUb tournament tn rtlflr on
American champion. Tremblay, by vir-
nis victory over George Both
ner. of New York, claimed the world's
lightweight wrestling honors, but sev
eral other wrestlers have defeated
Bothner, Luttbersr amonu- them an no
wrestler at present has a clear claim
to the American title. Luttberg. Trem
blay, Jordan and others bnve hMn
sistent claimants of leading honors in
-" iigmweigni division, and Luttberg
and Tremblay have a strong following
here. .. .
(Tremblay was defeated by O'Con
nell here last Thursday.)
PLAYERS IN FINE F
dicksox pleased -with
Vancouver Manager Has Seven
Twirlers in Bunch, but Ex
. pects to Drop Two.
VANCOUVER, B. C. April 10.-Spec1al.)
mi me exception of the pitching staff,
manager uicRson. of the champion
Beavers, has practically decided on the
personnel of the team for the forthcom
ing season. There are still seven pitchers
working out at Prosser, Wash..- but the
boy leader does not intend to carry over
five men this season. According to re
ports from the training camp all of the
twlrlens are showing mid-season form, and
it looks as if the local magnate will ba
confronted with a difficult problem when
i"""68 ' weedi"S out the box men.
All of the other positions on the team
have been filled. Ole Snyder, last sea
son's third baseman, is slated for the
Intermountain League this season, his
S.''f1 ng taken by B,1,y Smith, the
Philadelphia youngster, who was brought
to the Coast by Joe Sugden. Smith, ac
cording to Lou Nordyke, promises to be
the find of the year. He Is a fielder, pos
sessing a great arm. while he Is showing
up well with the bat. In practice games
he is slugging the ball hard, and has made
.mse L solid w,th Nordyke and Dickson.
Billy Donovan, another member of last
year's champion team, will also be given
a blue envelope ere another week rolls
by. TVith Flanagan. Davis and Mahon in
the outfield, there Is no room for "Windy
Bill, and he will be dropped.
While Manager Dickson has not defi
nitely decided what he will do with his
present catching staff, it is almost cer
tain that he will hold Sugden and Matt
Stanley, while Brooks, another catcher
will probably play the utility roles.
The following players are now regarded
Catchers Brooks. Sugden, Stanley.
First base Lou Nordyke.
Second base Billy Quigley.
Shortstop Roy Scharnweber.
Third base Billy Smith
Right field Ed Flanagan.
Center field Ben Davis.
Left field Gene Mahon.
Of the pitchers. George Engle. Jack Gil
11 gan. Dell Paddock, Dutch Erickson and
Warren Hall are almost sure of their jobs.
It Is Manager Dickson's intention to carry
a staff of five and he has two other candi
dates, both of whom seem to be fully
qualified, according to reports from the
training camp, to hold down the Job. They
are Pete Standridge and Jack Hlckeyl One
a ngm-nanaer and the other a south
paw, and both are- showing such prom
ising form that Manager Dickson is loath
to part with them.
In a letter received this week from Joe
Sugden. the veteran Informs Manager
Dickson that he is of the opinion that
ine neavers will have the best pitching
corps in the league. Joe thinks a whole
lot of the material that Manager Dickson
has on hand and fully believes that every
man will make good.
The outfield, as far as fielding goes, will
do, but It is certainly not the hitting com
bination of last season. Flanagan, who
was touted as a wonder with the bat dur
ing the first week's work at Prosser, has
fallen off, and latest reports say that he
will never be the hitter that brother Pat
was. Ed is big enough, but Nordyke does
not like the way he handles himself at
Walter Nelck, another Phlladelphian.
joined the team a few days ago and is
working In the Infield. He is said to be a
very promising youngster, but if Smith
makes good at third there will hardly be
room for Nelck. Dick Brookins, another
inflelder signed some time ago by Man
ager Dickson, has not yet reported. He
has been very 111 at his home in St. Louis
and it Is doubtful If he will turn up this
Electric trucks have superseded the old
hares trucks on the Brooklyn. N. Y. water
front The old thrc-e-wheled horw trucks
proved at best a slow method of transporta
tion and the ehod feet of the horses rapldlv
wore out the planking of the piers, making
the Item for reraln. a. h.w V, '."
trucks carry three times as much 'as the old
PRAYING FOR FAIR
WEATHER TO HOLD
Fans Hope to Make Opening of
: Baseball Season Gala
Day for Portland.
THREETEAMS TO BE IN CITY
Portland and Sacramento Open the
; Coast league Schedule Tuesday.
Casey's Northwestern Team
Comes for Final Practice.
BY W. J. PETRAIN.
th- TUe!d?y wiH be the ala day for
the Portland baseball fans, and every ose
or them has spent the last few days) of
Easter week fervently praying for as
good weather on Tuesday as marked the
same day last week. On that date the
Portland and Sacramento clubs formally
open the Pacific Coast Leafjue season, as
well as the baseball . seas n of 1909 in
An added feature of this week in base
ball is the fact that something like 60
regular league baseball players will so
journ in this city. In addition to the Pa
cific Coast League teams. Pearl Casey's
Northwestern team is to spend its final
. f P110 on the home grounds.
With three ball teams in town, and the
excitement attending the opening of the
baseball season, the genus fan will have
more business downtown and at Twenty
fourth and Vaughn streets on and after
Tuesday than any cranberry merchant or
reform crusader that ever happened. In
fact, it is practically assured that "draw
bridge open," "power off." "pressing
business." "met an old college chum "
and similar excuses will be worked over
time on and after the gladsome date of
the baseball Inaugural. Unless it rains!
Weather Man Doing All He Can.
Holy mackerel! If it should rain! Well
in. that case one E. A. Beals. United
States District Forecaster, better known
as the -weather man. will be one of the
best-hated residents of this city, and un
justly so. too. for "Br'er" Beals is a rabid
fan himself and he will 4a his best to
prepare at least semi-decent weather for
such a momentous occasion. Still he says
we are shy something like four Inches of
rainfall this season, and it may develop
that the Pacific Coast League has de
ferred the opening one week too long.
Even should It rain heavily, some of the
fans will be on hand to welcome the ball
tossers. and others will keep the tele
phone lines busy in the effort to find out
whether a game will be played or not.
This applies esneciallv to ttw. foi.
for many of them- have acquired their
new master DOnnets minus the aigrettes
and plumes placed under the ban -by
Brother Finley ably aided and abetted
by Constables Lou Wagner and Bill Kler-
un. respite tne attitude of Brother
Finley in braving the wrath of the fair
sex. me near girls will not overlook the
opportunity of displaying the latest milli
nery adornments at the baseball park,
even though these "merry wlddies." "sail
ors," "toques" and the like are shy a
feather or two. The Rose Festival Is
coming, anyway, and the girls can adore
their skypleces with flowers. Anyhow
they are going to the ball came snri don't
care whether they wear .hats or not If
it uon-i rain.'
Automobiles Will Parade.
The opening day festivities will be ac
companied by the usual automohiln n.
rade with the balltossers in the lead and
the prominent fans bringing up In the
rear until Nineteenth and Washington is
reached and the vigilant "coppers"
passed, whereupon a race to the grounds
to oe tne nrst ones In the stands will
take the place of the sedate and showy
Judge McCredie will probably arrange
to have Pearl Casey's Northwestern
squao. ciaa tn road uniforms of blue
enhance the parade by following in the
rear of the Sacramento club, which will
be clad in the Pacific Coast League road
uniforms adopted by Charlie Graham.
The Portland "coasters" will be clad in
the handsome new white uniforms which
have been on exhibition for several weeks
in a down-town store window. As the
autos carrying Walter McCredie, rvta
Johnson. Jack Ryan. Jesse Garrett. Jack
Graney and Ed Kennedy, the old familiar
taces or a year ago; and Fred Harkness,
Dick Breen, Ivor Olson, Tom Murray
n.ries ArmDrusxer, ueorge Ort, Al Car
son, Wlllet and Seaton. the rapid ones
can be expected to greet the boys in the
usual enthusiastic Portland manner. The
bugs will also prove themselves ready to
welcome unarue uranam. Jimmle Wha
Ien, Jimmy Byrnes, George Hildebrand
cnaney Doyle, Charley Baum, Jimmy
Shlnn and "Buster" Brown, the old fa
miliar faces of the Sacramento team, and
also extend the greetings of Portland to
the new faces accompanying the eleve
leader or tne clever Sacramento team.
Speculation will be rife for the next
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two days as to whom McCredie will select
to go against the visitors. It is possible
that Pitcher Gough, who Is on his way
here, may arrive tomorrow and he may he
initiated into the Coast League immedi
ately. With Gough and Raftery on the
ground. McCredie will be well supplied
with players ' and can take things easy
Coming In Bunches.
Pearl Casey's Northwestern Leaguers
will arrive with the Coast teams, for
Casey will break camp at Medford to
morrow and catch the train to Portland
on which McCredie and Graham come
north tonight. Casey will catch this
train tomorrow evening, and the three
baseball teams will form the heaviest
load of ball talent handled by the South
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the Pacific National League.
Providing that the weather maintains
anywhere like a decent attitude, the
opening day at Vaughn street will be no
ticeable for the turning out of the biggest
Inaugural crowd in the history of base
ball in Portland, if not on the Pacific
-Depot Grounds Beautified.
GRANTS PASS, Or., April 10. (Spe
cial.) Work was begun this week upon
platting and parking the railroad
grounds in pursuance to the designs
and plans of the Women's Auxiliary 6
the Commercial Club. On the east and
west sides of Sixth street and facing V
street the railroad grounds are being
leveled up and scraped, and trees and
Six of these