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Multnomah Eleven Def eats The
Dalles Athletic Club,' .
23 to 0.
CLUBMEN AMPLY SUPERIOR
Only Two Show AWIIty to Solve the
Winged M Formations luteals
Show Fine Form In Straight
Rushes and Line Bucking.
tVhen The Dalles Athletic Club team
ambled on Multnomah Field yesterday
afternoon the gridiron gladiator from
up the Columbia were full of confi
dence. In their ability to lower the
color of the Multnomah Amateur Ath
letic Club eleven, 'but before the first
half hnd progressed very far the home
tram demonstrated Itself to be amply
superior, and the final score was 23 to 0
in favor of tho Winged M" contingent.
Multnomah's fast team of youngsters
stir ply overwhelmed the visiting aggre
gation with a series of forward passes
and lightning-like formations,' which
The Dalles contingent was unable to
solve. It was a denghtful game de
spite the oddity of the score, and the
visitors put up a much better game
than the score would indicate. Sev
eral of their mistakes were quite cost
lv. and one (tlarlng error gave Multno
mah an addition of two points because
of a safety being contributed, when all
that was necessary was for The Dalles
player to allow the ball to roll back of
the line and fall on it. Instead, he
tried to pick It up and run .with it, SJid
was intercepted back of his own goal,
and Multnomah gained two points.
Clubmen Score in First Minute.
Multnomah stored In the first minute
of play. The Dalles won the kickoff and
Mclnerny kicked beautifully to Latour
ette close to Multnomah's goal, but the
former Oregon star ran the ball back
quite advantageously-before being hurled
to the sawdust. The clubmen went Into
one scrim and did not gain much, where
upon Captain Latourette signalled for a
forward pass, and tossing the pigskin to
Gordon Moo res, the most astonishing
play of the day occured. On receiving
the pass neatly. Moores darted away
down the field and cleverly .eluded the
visiting tacklers until only two men re
mained between him 'and the coveted
goal, though still distant practically half
the length of the field. None present be
lieved he would make the goal, but
Moores dodged the first man cleverly,
and then outran the only remaining ob
stacle and placed the ball back of The
Dalles goal line for a touchdown. This
score was made in one minute of play,
and Jack Latouratte then kicked the goal
making Multnomah's score 8 to The
Shortly after this. Multnomah ad
vanced the ball to within hailing; distance
of the visitor's goal, but a fumble and a
penalty stopped the clubmen and Latour
ctte decided to try a goal from the field
from the S6-yard line. He scored this
prettily and the three points thus gained
made the score 9 to 1
With the end of the half rapidly ap
proaching. Multnomah again worked the
ball toward the goal line of The Dalles
team, and on the 30-yard line Latourette
again resorted to the forward pass, and
at this Moores again took the ball, but,
finding his pathway blocked by several
of the opposing team, he neatly tossed
the ball backwards to Plowden Stott.
who galloped ove the visitors' goal line
practically without Interference, as
most of the blocking players had
tackled Moores, thinking he still had
the ball. Latourette followed this by
negotiating the goal once more, and the
half ended with the score reading 15
to 0 for Multnomah.
Ball Becomes Slippery.
. At the 'start of the second half both
teams were penalized frequently for
various offenses. principally illegal
passes, as the ball was wet and slip
pery and not handled as neatly as dur
ing the first half. However. In the sec
ond half The Dalles players made yard
age for the only time in the game, and
that by the use of the forward pass.
Quarterback Murray making a clever
tcss to Mclnerny. As a matter of fact,
Mclnerny and Murray were the only
members of The Dalles team who were
able to sblve the Multnomah formations
with any degree of eertalnty.'and when
ever the locals were blocked they were
The first score made In the second
half was- the safety which gave Mult
nomah two added points. Multnomah
had been held on The Dalles 40-yard
line and Latourette kicked. The ball
would have rolled back of the visitors
line, and .according to rules 'would
have teen brought out to the 15-yard
line, but one of The Dalles players
tried to pick It up and run with it.
but Instead was forced over his-own
goal line by the tackles and ends of
the Multnomah team.
The next score was made by straight
rushes and line bucking In which Mult
, nomah displayed fine form.' Captain
Latourette hurled such a variety of
plays at the visitors that they were
unable to stop the clubmen at all.
First, Plowden Stott would carry the
ball, and then Ted Ludiam, George
Carlson. Dave Jordan or Gordon
Moores. and each was aided by the
finest of Interference hy Ople Smith,
Cherry, May. Philllppbar. Conantand
Root, and yardage was made right
along. Sometimes It require! three
downs, but the advance was steady
and the result Inevitable, Plowden
Stott was finally hurled over the line
for the touchdown, , and Latourette
again negotiated the goal. which
brought Multnomah's score, to the
Judging from the games so far
played Multnomah seems to have a
team of hlgh-claas players, and with
men like Jack Latourette. Gordon
Moores and Plowden Stott, with the
veteran George McMillan to assist, the
squad lacks nothing In the matter of
The teams lined up as follows:
Multnomnh (23) Position . The Dalles (0)
Moores. Jordan. .L K R McOee.MeCoy
LO R Mrlnerny
Cnant, Buell tTR Brown
. Cherry ...C Curtis
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(at- RTC Burrect, Alexander
O P. Smith R.CU smith
Latourette (C Q Murray C
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Fans Don't Like Black Man
and Want His Measure
DINGE HAS TOO MUCH BRAG
Egotism Ha9 Made Johnson Unpop
ular Rival Promoters Playing
. Best Cards to Control Big Go.
Local Bugs Show Interest.
BY 'W. J. PETRAIN.
James J. Jeffries has returned to the
United States and Is being feted and
lauded on all sides. The return of Jeff
and his announced intention -of meetinfc
Johnson has set the fight fans agog, for
nearly all are firmly convinced that the
big Callforntan is the only man in the
world who can take the measure of the
boastful colored gladiator who Is now
basking In the limelight with a poorly
bolstered claim to the championship as a
prop. - i
Til meet the dlrige (meaning Johnson)
at any time," Jeff is quoted as saying,
and am prepared to give him a beat
ing that will disqualify him from any
further claim to being the best man in
the ring." Jeff made the announcement
qnietly, and as he has been preparing
himself for a meeting with the colored
man, his remarks were welcomed with
considerable pleasure all over the country.
Johnson Is unpopular, not because of
his color, but because of his egotism and
braggadocio. Joe Gans, a colored man.
wona host of friends, but Johnson is
different, and While many are Inclined to
think that he stands a chance, to defeat
Jeffries, those who Teally admire him are
so few that If the receipts at a match
depended on them one could 1 not eat
many breakfasts of coffee and sinkers on
the total collected at the boxofflce. .
Jeffries has been In training for some
thing like eight months" and has had the
benefit of several months at the famous
springs at Carlsbad, Germany. He
claims he is in fit condition to meet John
son tomorrow, and his friends are in
clined to think he Is the Jeffries of old.
San Francisco Will Get the Sport.
San Francisco will undoubtedly be the
scene of the encounter between Jeffries
and Johnson, for the Bay City Is about
the only place of any size In the country
where a bout of more than six or ten
rounds Is permitted. Already Jimmy
Coffroth and Sam Berger, the rival pro
moters of San Francisco, are at New
York for the purpose of signing up the
Coffroth, who has promoted most of
the big ring battles of the country in re
cent years, is in New York' prepared to
offer a handsome purse for the attraction,
and will be in a position to do so, for this
match means the drawing of the greatest
crowd in the history of" the prlsering.
Sam Berger, who Is a close friend of
Jeffries, and therefore looked upon as
having the Inside track, represents him
self and Jack Gleason, and It is quite
likely that these two will beat Coffroth
out on the match unless "Smiling Jim"
can swing a card or two in the way of
trumps, I. A higher bid than the em
bryo promoters are capable of offering.
Berger and Gleason, however, are said
to have undertaken the erection of a
giant pavilion at a place calledAlbany. a
short distance outside of San Francisco,
which place they propose to rival Coff
roth's Colma areana. If Berger and
Gleason have actually stsrted this place
It Is a safe bet they get the battle If
Jeffries has snything to say as to the
place, for Berger's well-known connec
tion with the big fellow would seem to
What Portland Fans Say:
Portland fans are considerably Inter
ested in the coming battle between the
big fellows, and the following are the
opinions expressed by some relative to
the .outcome of the match If It takes
Jack Grant I believe Jefferles will de
feat the negro.' though such a result de
pends entirely on whether or not the big
fellow has recovered his splendid phy
sique. Fielder A. Jones Ask me who will win
the world's championship and I might
tell you. 1 have not followed the scrap
game since 1 played with Ed. Rankin.
Trainer Roger Cornell Jeff will beat
the black and beat him easy. I know
what he can do, and I know that he must
be In great copdltlon after7 three months
. Frank ("Molly") McDonald Jeffries
should win handily, though the coon is a
Tommy McGlynnJeff will make the
negro turn white about the first punch
Eddie Fltxgerald Jeff under .wraps! It's
the biggest cinch In the world.
Harrie H. Howland Johnson in a walk!
I don't think Jeff can come back.
. George Norton Jeffries should produce
the sleeping potion suddenly.
Henry D. Griffin I cannot see the black
boy at all, for I don't believe he has
AMATEUE ATHLETIC CLUB ELEVEN,
backbone enough to stay with Jeff very
Xr. C.W. Cornelius It ought to be a
great battle, and I believe, Jeffries will
prove the better man.
Tom McGuIre Jeffries 1s the greatest
ftfi-hter the ring ever knew, and I do not
believe that he has been anywhere near
down and out. Johnson' has never done
anything great In the ring and I do not
consider him as in Jeffries' class.
Max Mltchel I feel that Jeffries should
he able to dispose of the negro, and sin
cerely hope that he Is in condition when
he meeta Jrthnson.
Henry Hanno or Jack Kirk, for they'at-'
tend to all the fighting and fighting talk
in which I am interested.
Joe Singer Vass las dls fiheffriee and
Tonson business? Vy do I care who gets
licked, but I tlnk I bet on Sheffries.
r.ddie Deitrich The big fellow should
carry off all the marbles if he is back in
shape. Still this dlnge is a hard nut and
it won't do for Jeff to take any chances.
He should finish him quick.
Mark Stryker It looks like the John
son end for mine, for I think the burly
black has taken better care of himself
than has Jeff. Still, I -would much rather
see Jeff win.
Louie Mahaffey-Jeff looks good to me,
and I sincerely hope he makes short work
of the colored person.
Fred Gates Jeffries for me all the
way. I cannot see where the black man
has a chance against the big fellow If
Jeff is4only halfway right.
Charles Armbruster I like the big fel
low all the way. I cannot see where
Johnson has done so - much. He has
licked a couple of four-flushers .and I
don't think he can stand the gaff.
Pearl Barnes Casey Jeffries should
trim the negro and trim so quick there
won't 'be any question as to who has
the roods. The bis: fellow will show
I them whether he Is a dead one or nod
T. I. Richards Jerrrles in a canter,
for he' Is so big and strong Johnson will
quake In his boots when he sees that
hairy chest and brawny arms.
George Wlgg I feel inclined to put a
little bet that the colored man don't go
much more than ten rounds.
0. A. C. VINS ONTUMBLE
DEFEATS CATHOLIC CLUB BY
SCORE OF 12 TO 0.
Early In Game Visitors Tear Great
Holes in Farmer Team and
OREGON AGRICULTURAL, . COL
LEGE. Corvallls, Or., Oct. 13. (Special.)
By taking advantage of two fumbles
the O. A. C. team was able to defeat the
Catholic Young Men's Association team
of Portland here today by -a score of
12 to 0.
Both touchdowns were the direct re
Bult of fumbled plays. The first score
was made 10 minutes after the . opening
of the game, when Huntley, of O. A. C,
recovered the ball which the clubmen
had fumbled on their own 5-yard line.
A line plunge carried Keck over the vis
Little Reynolds was responsible for the
second touchdown. With the ball on the
Association team's 20-yard line, and
with 6-yards to gain, Keck started
around the end but was stopped so sud
denly by Virgil that he dropped the ball.
Reynolds picked It off the ground and
before the big clubmen could catch him
he had placed It on their one-yard line.
Bergman carried It over on the next
In the first few minutes of play It
looked as if the visitors were going to
have It all their own-way. They tore
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WHICH WAS VICTORIOUS OVER
AS FOLLOWS STANDING MAYS,
KKBBLISO -6. P. SMITH, CLARK,
great holes In the O. A. C. line and
circled around her ends for several good
gains. The college men soon pulled
themselves together, however, and from
then on they had the better of the con
test. About the middle of the first half,
Duber brought the crowd to its feet
by carrying the ball 40 yards down the
field to the college men's 10-yard line.
The visiting team's hopes were shat
tered, however, when It was found that
the ball had been picked up from' the
ground after an uncompleted forward
pass by the college men and hence must
go back to the point where It was put
In play. Metzger sent in several sub
stitutes at the opening of- the second
half, and after the second touchdown the
collegians played a defensive game al
most entirely. I Keck kicked several
times on the first down and it was evi
dent from other plays used that the men
had been Instructed to play on the de
fense. Palmer, Virgil and Bean played
a strong game for tfce Association. Keck,
Captain Evenden and Enderberg were
the star performers for the college men.
The line up:
' O. -A. C. Position.- Association.
9pee C Klumpp
Hawley Ij G Duber
Evenden (Capt.) I, T Rlchbar
Huntley .'. . L E Kyne
Wallace HQ O'Xell
DlnRee RT Rean
Clark. Suman RE Virgil
Evenden. Bergman. R H Each
Endeberg L, H Galnelll
Kerk -. ...F Perry
Time of hslvea 25 minutes. Referee
Pilkington. Umpire Harding.
BRITISHERS LOSE AT SOCCER
Defeated' by California in Thrilling
. Game Visitors Very Rough.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. JS. The British
Columbia soocer football team went down
to defeat before .the all-California team
at the stadium today in one of the most
thrilling "round ball" games ever seen on
a local field. The home team scored two
goals to the visitors one, but the many
fast plays by both teams kept the gal
lery of 6QD0 people In excitement -to the
last moment of the game.
The visitors were penalized many times
for fouling and seemed to play a rougher
game than the Californians.
Both of Its scores were made by the
home team In the first 20 minutes of play
and the visitors made their single tally
soon afterward. The stars of the north
ern team were -MaCloud, Captain Gra
ham. Rogers and McLean. Hooper
marred his otherwise line work by miss--Ing
a penalty goal. Watson outshone his
team-mates on the local aggregation.
Prior to the international game, a team
from H. M. S. Bedford defeated a fast
playing aggregation from the Sheerwater
and Alerine by four goals to three in the
last few minutes of play after the com
bination team had led, S to 2, all the way.
SPEEDS AUTO 7 0 MILES HOt'R
Jack Aiken Makes Record on Van
derbllt Cup Course.
GARDEN CITY, N. Y.. Oct. 2J.-The
fastest time ever made over the circuit
on which the Vapderbllt cup race Is to
be decided next Saturday was recorded
In practice today by Jack Aiken, driving
a National car. He finished four laps of
the 12.64-mlle course in 11:13, 11:21, 11:32
and 11:63 or close to 70 milee an hour. .
Lee Armour in a Chalmers-Detroit also
made good time," two of his laps being
clocked In 11:41 and 11:82.
Vancouyer 1 I Newberg 0.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. Oct. 23. (Spe
cial.) Vancouver High School defeated
Newberg High School this afternoon, 11
to 0. At the end of the first half New
berg had the ball within five yards of
Vancouver's goal, but time saved the
home team from being scored upon.
ROOT, K'lHIKUKK, iVHsVi''
iN COLMA BATTLE
Johnson iOnly Prolonged His
Fight 'With Ketchel to
NO TROUBLE TO KNOCK OUT
Could Have Finished "His Man Any
Time After Second Round Purse
of $20, Q0O Offered Ketchel
to Fight Burns.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Oct 23. The
sensational and spectacular ending of the
Jack Johnson-atanley Ketchel heavy,
weight championship bout last Saturday
has set many tongues to wagging. There
are all sorts of stories, starting With the
cry of the man who can sge a fake in
every fight he attends down to the chap
who merely thinks that Johnson pro
longed the bout in ordero help out the
It is hard of course, to get the facts
down to a basis that Is reasonable, but
It hardly looks probable that the match
"was faked. Understand that by faked 1
mean prearranged between the two prin
cipals. It is not necessarily a fake be
cause one fighter loafs along and saves
the other man or because he goes down
when he Is not struck.
The writer does not believe that the
match was faked He Is of the opinion,
however, that any time he desired after
the second rouid Johnson might easily
have stowed away Ketchel, but that he
loafed along in order to give the fight a
better aspect through the moving pictures.'
. No Doubt Knockout Real. ,
Whether Johnson deliberately fell to the
floor In the twelfth round in order to
stimulate the sensational is hard to say,
but the writer did not see the right swing
land with which Johnson declares he was
felled. It appeared td be a glancing blow
that went clear around the' head. John
son said' he was struck behind the ear
when he was coming in to his opponent
"and that the impact- of the two bodiea
helped to drop him. It is significant, how
ever, that Johnson was on his feet in a
moment's time and that he swung two
short rights and lefts to the jaw that
completely knocked out Ketchel.
And the unbelievers ' who figured that
possibly Johnson did not hit Ketchel must
have been, silenced when they read the
story of the three front teeth that Ketch
el lost in the mixup and also heard of
the imprint of teeth in Johnson's right
It was as easy a fight as Johnson has
had of late and he certainly did not let
himself out. " The colored champion was
far too big for Ketchel and while he did
not outweigh the. white man to any ex-,
tent, he towered above him to such an
extent that comment on this point was
audible all over the ring.
' Ketchel Baby .in Negro's Hands.
Several times during clinches, Johnson
picked up Ketchel in his arma as he would
a little cniKi ana neuueiaieij
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..axniVn, Once when Ketcnei
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dropped, Johnson supported mm, "
had regained his balance.
Before the fight started, word went
arorad that Johnson would fight for the
moving pictures for 12 rounds and after
that he would go get Ketchel. George
Little, his manager, told some close
friends that Johnson would win in the
twelfth round and in the tenth, when the
fans were declaring that Ketchel might
last the limit. Little offered to bet them
to a standstill on IS rounds.
As a di awing card it was a big at
traction. The prices ranged from $3
In the bleacher section to $10 for box
seats. That was where Coffroth made
one grand mistake. He could have
increased those prices and still have
packed them in. As it was there were
S400 epald admissions, and the hous
figured over $32,000. Johnson's end
amounted to $22,000, while Ketchel
drew down a little mote than $6000.
As he lost a $5000 side bet, the middle
weight champion had to b& contented
with $1200 for his end. In spite of
this he bought a $6500 automobile the
day following the match, so he cannot
be altogether bereft of coin. .
Ketchel May Fight Burns.
, . Just what Ketchel will, do In the
near future Is not known. Willis Britt
announced the middle of the week that
Stanley has been offered a. $20,000 purse
to fight Tommy Burns in Australia.
Sam Langford Is still anxious to meet
the Michigan Lion and that is a fight
that Coffroth would like to promote.
The Colma promoter" promises to see
Langford While In the East and may
be able vtoarrange this bout for
The moving pictures were developed
Sunday and sent East under the per
sonal charge of Tlv Kreling to' be
printed. They are to be put on display
in six different Eastern cities Monday
night, October 25, which means quick
work. Coffroth and the moving picture
people declare the films are the best
ever takert. They, have been playing
up the sensational features of the
twelfth 1 round, of course, and expect
to do a land office business with them.
Johnson Goes to Meet Jeff.
Jack Johnson, his manager, George
Little, and Promoter Coffroth left for
the East last Wednesday. Johnson will
stop in Chicago, where he will arrange
for a conference with Jim Jeffries, but
Coffroth is going direct to New Tork
to arrange for the sale of the moving
picture .rights In foreign countries.
Before he left, Johnson said: "I will
go to Chicago and there arrange for a
meeting' with Jim Jeffries, just to see if
he means business. He can name the
conditions. He can make it 1000 rounds
if he desires. All that I want Is a win
ner's end. He can make It winner take
all, or he can cut the purse as he sees
fit. . Personally, I would prefer to see
the match take place in California, but
they will have to do some bidding on that
Coffroth may return to California In two
weeks or he may take a trip to Europe.
It all depends. If he can arrange a cham
pionship battle- for Thanksgiving day,
.such as a Langford-Ketchel fight, then he
will hurry back. If nothing promising
shows up, he will remain longer In the
The next bit of flghtln? in San Fran
cisco will be a 20-round fight at the Coli
seum, on Friday nlghj, October 29. be
tween Johnny Frayne'and Lew Powell.
This marfh was originally set for early
in the month, but postponed on account
of sickness of Frayne. Both lightweights
are now in training and will keep at it
until time for them to meet. It ought to
be a good fight.
EUGENE HIGH IS DEFEATED
Alco Club of Albany Makes Two
Touchdowns and Goal.
ALBANY, Or., Oct. 23 (Special.)
In a hard-fought football game in this
city this afternoon the Alco Club, of
Albany, won from the fast Eugene
High School team by a score of 11 to 0.
Though the' playing was almost, en
tirely in their territory, the Eugene
lads kept Albany from scoringfin the
first half, , principally because of poor
handling of punts In the Albany back
field. Five . minutes after the second
half began, Dustio let one of Driver's
long punts slip through-his arms; and
Dooly of Albany fell on the ball on
Eugene's' 15-yard line.
In-three plays straight through the
Eugene line, Albany carried the bal
over, Yates making the - touchdown.
Driver missed goal. With long end
runs and plunges around tackle by
halfbacks Paul Driver and Ralph
Driver, Albany swept down the field in
seven minutes, and Paul Driver went
over for a touchdown. Paul Driver
kicked the goal. Fighting gamely, the
visitors held well during the remainder
of thfl game, which was largely a punt
ing duel. Ralph Driver's splendid punt
ing was an Important item in Albany's
Barnes, Merrill, Standish and Yates
shone on defensive work.
Football Game This Afternoon.
What promises - to be a hard-fought
football game is scheduled to be played,
at East Twelfth and Bast Davis streets,
this afternoon, between the McLoughlln
and South Portland elevens. Last season
the McLoughllns defeated their rivals by
the score of 13 to 5, and the South End
ers are anxious to reverse that decision
'Far West Wins RavCnswood.
JAMAICA, N. Y., Oct 23. Far West,
running to- hisxbesf form, won the
Ravenswood handicap -here today in a
For trunks go to the Harris Trunk Co.
OE MORE WEEK
OF JOY". FOR F.
Pacific Coast League Season
to End After Present
SAN FRANCISCO MAY WIN
Seals for First Time in History' Are
'Real Contenders Continuous
Ball Disastrous to Portland.
Vernon Slay Stick.
BY TV. J. PETRAW.
Only one mor week of play remains
lit the Pacific Coast League after today's
games, and the San Francisco ,Club is
undoubtolly the champion team. Inci
dentally it will be the first pennant to
be won by San Francisco, or near won,
in the history of tho league.
Before the present "season the Seals,
as the San Francisco Club is styled, had
never been contenders until this year.
This was due principally- to the fact that
Danny Long's aggregation remained
practically Intact from the previous' sen
son. The return of Roily Zolder, that
daring base-runner and clever infielder,
has been instrumental In winning many a
game for the Bay City contingent.
Zelder Its Angel.
Apparently but little better than In
1908, the Seals started off hy dropping
the opening series to Sacramento, but the
following weak Zelder Joined the jlub
and its climb commenced almost imme
diately. Favored to an extent by a
larger percentage of gamf-s at home than
was enjoyed -by either Portland or Sac
ramento, San Francisco profited by the
schedule as well as by having a high
The Portland team is better than any
team that has graced this city since
1906, and Walter McCredi has made a
game fight with his men. However, fight
as he may, McCredie .stands but little
chance of gaining a higher position in the
race than he now occupies, for Portland
is handicapped by the unwieldy schedule
which provides for continuous baseball In
San' Francisco and Ls Angeles. It virtu
ally means several added weeks of home
baseball for the clubs representing those
cities and their makeshift appendixes.
Home Gnmes Count.
. A conservative estimate of the advant
age of continuous baseball Is that San
Francisco this year profited by the extra
home series and maintained a . lead.
Portland enjoyed 15 weeks at home or P0
games on the Portland diamond; a-s only
six games' a week are played here and
no holidays came under the Pacific Coast
San Francisco played 19 weeks at home,
and as seven contests are playtjd in a
series, the Seals played 136 games on
their home lot. and possibly a few more.
California ls a great state for holidays
and each of these is celebrated with a
double-header. This unequal schedule,
caused by the continuous baseball Idea
Of the Californians does not work out an
equal ratio for Portland, and the handi
cap, feven though slight, places Port
land at a disadvantage each year.
Even Break Wanted.
The fundamental principle of baseball
ls an even break for ufl. and every team,
no matter how great or small, always
banks on gaining an advantage in the
games played at Its home town. In Port
land's case during the past season Mc
Credie had to do better In 90 games at
home than San Francisco could do In 110
at the Bay City. The result was that
San Francisco profited by the extra 50
games at home and seems to have won
the pennant. But a club, for which so
much ls said by the California dopestera,
in view of the advantage It possessed,
should have scored by a greater margin.
Our versatile and alrriost comic friend.
J. Cal Ewing, seems to have reconsidered
his Intention of coming North, if ho
really ever had any such Intention. Now
he ls preparing to hie himself to Mem
phis, Tenn., to attend the conference of
the National Association of Professional
Baseball Leagues, lrv which organization
Cal cuts considerable ice, at leust in his
own opinion. Incidentally, Dave Dug
dale Is under tUe same impression.
Cal has evidently decided to his own
satisfaction, and that-- is all that is nec
essary, that the Pacific Coast Leanue
does not need to expand, and that it
matters little what Portland or the lie-,
Credle's want in .the matter of expan
sion. San Francisco irilist have continu
ous baseball at all hazards, and since
Hi Henry Berry, the Los Angeles come
dian, debtres the same privilege. Cal has
arrived at the conclusion that the Pa
cific Coast League will suffer horribly
If the Jerkwater village of Vernon ls not
maintained on the baseball map.
How Vernon Appeared.
Some enterprising land shark, or real
estate agent, slipped It to Perry that
there was a chance to pull dewn some
cash If Vernon ,was put on the map. The
place was started Miy James J. Jeffries
when he built a fight pavilion there, and
when Jeff went out "of the fistic promo
tion -game, Verpon was off the map.
The only chance of the land sharks
realizing on their investment was to put
it back again. How? Why not hy a
baseball team? Of course the 11 citizens
and the couple- of dogs would not sup
port much of a team, but If Vernon
should be attached to a continuous base
ball gag with Lns Angeles, and play
most of the game on Hen Berry's lot,
not only Berry but -the land sharks
would be assisted financially. That Is i
how Vernon got on the map of baseball.
J.. Cal Bwlng has decreed that Vernon
must remain on the baseball map, so
the fans of Portland can expect to see .
this city in the role of the "tail to the
California kite-' again next season. San
Francisco and" Los Angeles will nsa'n
have HO games at home and Portland
90, and the balance of tin Hicf 11
have coming will be enumerated in tima.
Hurrah for the hammer!
SCORELESS GAME AT GROVE
Pacific Second and Lincoln High
Are Evenly Matched.
PACIFIC UNIVF.RSITY, Forest Grove,
Or., Oct. 23. (Special.) The second team
of the university and Lincoln High School
of Portland played a scoreless game on
the local field this afternoon. The learns
were evenly matched, neither side being
able to make yardage consistently.
Just before tho end of the first half
the local team rushed the ball across' the
Portlanders line, but enforcement of a
penalty deprived them of the touchdown.
Both aggregations played snappy ball and
used the 'forward pass 'and onslde kick
effectively. " m
Look for car with green sign.