The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, June 16, 1912, SECTION TWO, Page 5, Image 23

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Many Doubt That Fight Will
Prove to Be Financial.
Johnson Said to Be 111 Story Is
Being Told That Fljrnn Has a
Sclieme to "Double Cross" the
Big Black Champion.
Is the Johnson -Flynn heavyweight
championship fight to be A financial
The consensus of opinion anions; the
boxing critics of the country has ans
wered an emphatic "Nay to the Ques
tion, the majority predicting dismal
failure for a venture which presents
more of a wildcat appearance than a
bona fide championship ring encounter.
Yet. in the midst of the tirade against
the Las Vegas card of Independence
day, comes the announcement from the
versatile press agent that 25.000 has
already been received from advance
seat sales: that Jack Johnson Is anx
ious to call oft his $30,000 guarantee
and take a gambler's chance on the
percentage basis, and that Promoter
Jack Curley predicts that the receipts
will exceed those of the Jeffries-Johnson
mill at Reno, and establish a new
mark for ring finance.
Either Curley's official typewriter
man Is guilty of a gross exaggeration
In an effort to counteract the adverse
comments, or a host of newspaper writ
ers nave made a huge mistake.
Flyan'a Chance Ever Present.
Bunch the pros and cons, strike a I
balance, and you probably have a fair
Idea of the situation. Inability to see I
tne affair in a truly championship light
has undoubtedly blinded many to the
drawing-power of a title struggle with
the chance on the unhorsing of a cham
pion. On the other hand, the Las Vegas
news dlshurser Is paid to send out the
most glowing accounts of the bout.
The receipts will undoubtedly surprise
the pessimists and the advance sale is
probably fair, but as for the Curley
assertion regarding a record-breaker, a
bettor would be guilty of laying his
money on a sure thing should he back
the Reno receipts as the larger.
, In the meantime there is a story go
ing the rounds that Johnson is a sick
man. cannot be In shape for the Julv 4
bout, and that Jack Curley is work-1
lng another Hackenschmldt Gotch
frenzied Unance stunt to save his pock-
One Chicago writer has come out with
a yarn that Johnson is to be Inveigled
into the ring with a promise that
Flynn will take the count, and that at I
the last moment the double-cross will
be shifted into position and a new I
world's heavyweight champion crowned.
Both Johnson and Flynn are quar
tered near' Las Vegas, conditioning
tnemseives ror tne iray. Flynn, as the
principal in need of the bulk of the
publicity. Is having much to say re
garding his chances, while Tommy I
. Hums Is kept busy looking after his
. charge and telling the "eager" pub
lic what his man Is going to do to the
Ualveaton black.
"Flynn can't win the bout by box
ing, but must make the affair a real
fight if he. expects to win the cham- I
plonship," is one of Tommy's remarks I
that will find no opposition.
New Vork fight critics declare that
. Ad Wolsast is the same old fighter of
. his championship days, but needs a f
fight or two tucked under his belt I
to gtve him the accuracy of his hey- I
They judge the lightweight title hold
er by his showing against Young Jack I
O'Brien at Philadelphia recently, fig-1
urlng him Just as rugged, possessing
ins Knockout punch, and lit to retain I
his title against the best 133-pounderl
in the business.
O'Brien stayed six rounds with Wol- I
gast but the writers say it was not be
cause the Philadelphia! was as good I
a boxer as the champion, but more like
ly berause Ad refrained from knock
ing his man out in the second round
wnen he had him all but out.
. Sam Fitzpatrlck, the man who helped
push Jack Johnson to the front be
lieves that he has a coming heavy
weight champion In Hugh McGann. of I
Indianapolis. McGann s chief claim to
distinction is the fact that he made a
good showing with Flynn in a six-
round exhibition.
s-lg-Hart. a prominent member of the
Johnson camp at Reno, Is also a "white
hope" producer. Hart will not divulge
the name of his man but says he gives
more promise than did Jeffries, Rublln I
or bharkey In their youthful days.
The uncertainty of the no-declsion
style of fistic performance waa again
brought forcibly to the attention of
fandom by the McGoorty-Moba bout in
New York. Some accounts say that
Mo ha thrashed aicooorty to a fare-you-
well, others that McOoorty outpointed
Moha by a wide margin, and still others
that the affair was a good draw.
The result is that both men claim vic
tory and neither has tumbled from the
contending class.
1j llf J
The Members of the Team Are: Miles McClellan, manager; Harold Herataf leit, , Sottetltnte and Fielder) Elva Snow,
First Basel Vernon Brown. Second Bases Jack Calloway, Mascot) Ortng Nelson. Captain and Center Fielder) John
C. Mitchell, Coach) I.rtoa pierce. Third Base) Eldred Aaaell, Pitcher; Gardner Adam. Catcher; Robert Horrle,
Shortstop; Edward Horrle, Left Field; K. Foster, Right Field. .
Summer School IMrex-tor Elated
That Badger Educator Is Coming.
June 15. (Special.) Much elation Is
felt by Professor Schafer. director of I
the Sunuur School at the University
of Oregon, over the -announcement by
Ir. Joseph Jastrow. professor of psy
chology at the University of Wisconsin,
that he will take part in the Summer
School work at the university. Dr.
Jastrow will be at Eugene from July
1 to July 13, during which time he
will give six lectures on "Character
and Temperament of Men." This series
of lectures is based upon one of his
most widely-read essays entitled "Qual
ities of Men." '
Besides being known world-wide as
a scholar and author. Dr. Jastrow is
a fluent and eloquent orator. With Dr.
Jastrow's name added to the seven or
eight noted Eastern educators who
have been secured for the Summer
School at the university, the coming
session, which begins on June 24. prom
ises to be epoch-making. Among the
bummer School faculty will appear
such names as Dr. Adolph A. Berle,
Dr. Grant Showerman, Richard Burton,
Frederick O. G Schmidt. Dr. Grant
Smith and Professor George Rebec
High School. Team Brings
Home Double Victory.
Ex-Professional and Crack College
Pitcher Whips Raw Material Into
Condition Season Is Ended
Without Defeat.
New School Is Needed.
SPRINGFIELD, Or, June 15. (Spe
cial.) Taxpayers of Springfield will
vote July 1 on a proposal to Issue $30.
000 In bonds for the erection of a new
high school. The present building.
while new, is Inadequate to the needs
ot the district.
BOISE. Idaho. June 15. (Special.)
Finishing the season without a defeat
and winning the Southwestern Idaho
and the Southern Idaho Interschloastic
League pennants, the baseball team of
Boise High School has made a record,
one never duplicated by a team in
Rapid development of the Boise team
Into a pennant-winner was due to the
training ot Coach Mitchell, the "Mc
Graw of Boise." a veteran college and
professional player. Starting with
raw material Coach Mitchell soon had
an aggregation of near-professional
class baseball players.
For four years Mitchell was the star
pitcher for his college. During that
time he helped defeat Holy Cross. Yale,
Harvard, Princeton. Cornell. Maine,
Williams. Amherst and Pennyalraala.
Mitchell has played ball in Idaho with
semi-professional and professional
teams and waa in the Idaho State
League in the days of Walter Johnson,
the big-league pitching star.
The record of the Boise High School
1912 team shows a total of 123 scores
against but S3 chalked up against It.
Here are the reams played and the
scores: Boise 5, First Cavalry 2
Boise 6, Alumni 6; Boise 7, First Cav
alry 7; Boise 12, First Cavalry 0;
Boise 10, Parma 4; Boise 9, College ot
" Picked By Ed Binkln, Umpire. '
Freeman Fitzgerald. C U pitcher
Floyd Perk in C. U catcher
William Manary. W. H first base
Stewart Davis, C TJ second base
Blaine Severs, C U. ..third base
R. Scholtx, C TJ ..shortstop
Philip Lind. Jeff. High left field
A. Miller. Wash. High. .. .center field
George Nixon. CoL U right Held :
William Tenrck, Lin. High. ..pitcher
Ward Irvine. Jeff. High catcher
Walter Mulrhead. C TJ. first base
Albert Schilt. Lin. High.. second base
W. San ford. Port. Acad... third base
W. Grebe. Wash. High shortstop
E. Shannon. Cl TJ left field
William Lewis. L. Hlgb. .center field
G. Miller. Washington right field
G. Robinson. Jefferson. .. .right field
Idaho 1; Boise' 6, Nampa 2; Bolsu E,
Payette 0: Boise 8, Albion State Nor
mal 2; Boise 11, Welaer ; Boise 7. Col
lege of Idaho 0; Boise 14, Meridan 1;
Boise 8, Shoshone S; Boise 16, Pioneer 0.
The game for the championship of
the Southwestern Idaho Interscholastlc
League was played oft between. Boise
and Payette, Boise winning 11 to 6.
The championship game for Southern
Idaho was played by Boise with the
Pioneer High School team, chalmplons
of the Southeastern Idaho Interschol
astlc League, and Boise won by the de
cisive score of 16 to 0.
The regulars who made 'up the team
are: Ansell, H. Brown, Adams, Snow.
B. Brown, E. Horrle, Pierce, R. Horrle,
Nelson. Foster and Hirschland. Ansell
and Brown constituted ' th ' pltcnlng
staff and Adams held both of them as
the regular catcher. V. Brown played
second, E. Horrle, shortstop; Pierce,
third base; Snow, first base; R. Horrle,
Captain Nelson, Foster and Hirschland,
fielders. E. Horrle leads the batting
with a per cent of .403 and Ansell fol
lowed with .400. In - fielding Adams
heads tne list with .980 per cent and
Snow second with .941.
Catcher Adams will with the
team next year. A majority of the
other players remain.
Lincoln High School Graduate Wins
Bennett Gift Money.
OrM June 15. (Special.) The Bennett
prize, which consists of Interest money
on a gift of $400 by Phllo Sher
man Bennett, of New Haven, was
given today to Oscar S. Haugen, a grad
uate of the Lincoln High School In
Portland, who is now finishing his so
phomore year In the University of Ore
gon. -
The subject of the winning paper was
"Some Economic Aspects in the Legal
Determination of the Minimum Wage."
The prize, which amounts to about $16,
is awarded each year to the student
who writes the best essay on the prin
ciples of fiee government. Last year
the prise was won by Howard Zim
merman, of Salem.
Aspirant to Win From Negro
in 10 to 15 Rounds for Pic
tures, Is Rumor.
Unbiased Writer Sends Out Some
Interesting News From Las Ve
gas Return' Match of Attell
and Murphy Expected,
(Special.) By far the best pen pic
ture- that has come out of Las Vegas,
New Mexico, as- regards Jack Johnson
and Jim Flynn is at the hands of Bert
Smith, a Los Angeles automobile writer.
who recently passed through New Mez
ico with the ocean-to-ocean automobile
party. Smith. I Judge, is the first on
biased newspaper man with any appre
ciation of sports, who has had a chance
to visit the camps of the two heavy'
weights. AH the others have been
chiefly press agent workers and what
they have had to say doesn t count for
The Los Angeles man doesn't pretend
to speak technically, but he does say
that JKz riYTT is hog fat and that he
will have to train off a good many
pounds to be in tne same shape as when
he boxed Sam Langf ord. Also the
writer comments on Flynn s state of
mind. The fighter is portrayed as be
lng arrogant and lofty to all but the
newspaper men who are in a position
to help ' him. To other visitors Flynn
assumes a don t care attitude.
Of course, as might be expected with
one so egotistical as Jim Flynn, he is
absolutely confident of winning, but
the same does not seem to be the case
with his trainers and handlers. They
assume the same air of confidence, 'but
when asked confidentially, admit they
don't think there is very much chance
for Flynn to be returned the winner.
"Fixed Fight" Again Humored.
Also, says the same informant, there
seems to be a suspicion that the fight
Is fixed.- and that Flynn will win In
from 10 to 15 rounds. It is pointed out
there would be a fortune In moving
pictures In case Flynn wins, and it is
hinted that Johnson might be Induced.
You hear more or less of the same
kind of talk at every big fight of this
sort, but usually in championship af
fairs there is no such arrangement-
Fight pictures are not worth as much
money as they were once upon a time.
and even with Flynn winning,' there
wouldn't be an overwhelming fortune.
Further than that, as has been
pointed out time and again, Johnson
thinks the world and all of his own
title and Isn't going to hand it over to
Jim Flynn lust for a small bit of coin.
He knows that with his title, ne is
good for about so much money on the
theatrical stage and he isn't going to
take chances.
Jack Curley. when he was recently
in San Francisco to see Jack Welsh
about refereeing the match, had the
good taste not to make any announce
ments ot what he thought waa going
to happen.
'There isn t any use my trying to
convince San Francisco people," he
said. "I know they don t think much
of Flynn. Of course I think that Jim
will beat the white man and we'll let
it go at that." "
Jack Welsh. Preferred.
The referee will 'probably be Jack
Welsh, of San Francisco, although Ed
W. Smith, of Chicago, has a chance to
be named. The rest of the men were
merely given honorary mention and
that is as far as it will go.
Jack - Johnson would have liked
Welsh as referee at Reno and he will
doubtless prefer the Westerner at Las
Vegas, unless there is something
crooked about the match.
So far as San Francisco Is concerned,
it looks as if we would have a return
match between Abe Attell and Harlem
Tommy Murphy. Coffroth has Murphy
tied up to a contract and can get Attell
If the weight difference Is settled. At'
tell wants the weight 133 pounds ring
side, while Murphy wants it several
hours before the fight.
The two boys met last March and
nut up a rattling good fight. After the
bout the story came out that Attell
thought it had been arranged for
Murphy to let him win. Therefore, Abe
took things very easily and was caught
napping. .
For the last two months he has been
up in the mountains, living the simple
life. Billy Nolan, who Is handling htm,
thinks that Abe is right for a fight.
He is trying to work up a demand for
another fight with Johnny Kilbane, the
featherweight champion, and thlnics the
proper way is by showing the public
what Abe can do against tne New
Yorker. .
Graney's Headway Slow.
Eddie Graney. who has the Fourth
of July permit in San Francisco proper,
doesn't seem to be making much head
way. First of all, be was sure he had
captured Bombardier Wells and Al
Palzer. Then when wells arrived, it
was discovered that he wanted only
(20,000 for his end.
Graney very naturally turned mat
match down. Later he thought he had
chance at Abe Attell and Murphy
since he and Billy Nolan are extremely
friendly. Coffroth promptly put the
quietus on that by sending transporta
tion to Murphy and cinching one end
of the bout.
So at the present, no one knows lust
what Graney will do for a card. It
is probable that when he finds he
can't land a match he will sell his per
mit to G. M. Anderson, the moving-picture
millionaire, who Is. a bug on the
fighting game and has several fighters
he likes to put in the limelight.
One Round Hogan and Manager Gil
Boag arrived on Wednesday. The San
Franciscoan Is anxious for a match or
some sort and may have a chance this
month with either Frankie Burns or
Red Watson, a youngster who has been
rapidly coming to the front. Boag is
n bad with the local newspaper con
tingent. When he was here the last
time he was nicely treated, but upon
his return to New York spent much of
his time roasting San Francisco and
the newspaper writers. - However, he
will probably have an alibi to the ef
fect that he was not correctly quoted.
Merrill's Colt, Red Top, Noses Oat
Gar Light in Stretch.
Red Hal, owned and driven by Fred
'. Merrill, won the Class A. mixed race.
of the Riverside Driving Club yesterday
at the Country Club and furnished the
most exciting race of the programme.
In both heats Red Hal edged Guy Light
out by a bare margin in the stretch.
Helen Hal, owned by Charles Cleve
land, Jr., and Helen Mistletoe, owned
by George Parker, also made a spec
tacular race, especially in the last
beat, when the two horses finished with
their noses a few Inches apart. Thl
was the special race for 2-years-olds
and the time. 2:38. is considered slow.
The best time of the day was made
by Red Hal in the first heat when he
negotiated the mile in 2:22. The
crowd was not large and a number of
entries were scratched.
Jack Johnson, owned by C W. Dilg,
won the first heat of the Class C pace,
after a pretty race, but in the last two
heats he finished second, breaking his each time at the crucial moment.
Jim Hill, driven by G. K. Howitt, won
first. Summary:
2-Tear-Old Colt Race.
Brian Hal. owned by Charles Cleve
land, Jr. 1 ' 1
H)en ntftne. owned br Georae
Barker 8 3
Time, 2:13, 2:38.
Class A Mixed Rare.
Red Hal. Fred T. Merrill 1 1
ftiiv 1 irht f ' W Flandara... . 2 2
Rockett, John Sawyer ........... 3 3 3
Time, 2:2Sii. 2:2-114. '
Claae B Trot.
Hallle C, J. T. . Howitt 1 1
VlTI. M . M. .T Mveni 2 2
General B-, Fred Broker S 3 3
Time. 2:33, 2:321.
Claae C Pare.
3 11
Jim Hill, G. K. Howitt
Jack Johnson C. W. DUs...
si if ii
' x- ,g.,-..,..,.., I
Cy Parkin. I
Mlas Altalena. H. T. Drennen.... 2 3 3
Sadie T.. R. J. Debouhr S 4
Jane Reed, Sam Wlae 4 5
Time. z:zu. z:zu. 2:3ltt.
Officials Starter. J. B. McClintock:
timers. A. L. Powell. William Karrln and
H. Smith: judges. J. S. Crane. O. J. Brown
and G. C. Johnson; announcer, Sam Kra
Second-Hand Shop Sells Copy of
'Fox's Book of Martyrs, 1760,"
of Immense Value.
SAN FRANCISCO. June 15. Theo
dore Kytka has less money than J.
Pierpont Morgan, but feels certain he
can get more value for it. Kytka is
a handwriting expert, and his hobby is
Indelible ink. He says that while car
negie Is spending millions for libra
ries, not a book In them will be legible
200 years from now. Whenever he
runs across an old book that Is still
sharp and black, he analyzes the ink.
In running through the shelves or a
second-hand dealer the other day, he
came across a particularly well-pre
served copy of "Fox's Book of Mar
tyrs, 1760." It cost him 9 to own tne
book. Shortly afterward ha saw that
Morgan had paid (10,000 for a first
edition of the same work.
Yesterday he took his copy to his
friend. Thomas Burns, cashier of the
Sub-Treasury, and an authority on old
books. Without a word Burns pushed
him out a stack of $20 gold pieces.
Kytka refused. The book is worth
whatever price the fancy of a wealthy
collector may set on it.
Jewish Butchers Shut Up Shops.
NEW YORK. June 15. Six thousand
Jewish butchers in New York today de
cided to close their shops until the
orlce of meat products has been low
ered by the wholesale dealers. The
decision, which directly affects more
than 300,000 Jewish residents, was
reached after Jewish women .had an
nounced that until the price of meat I
waa lowered tbey would boycott the
Kosher butchers.
E. W. Smith, Sporting Writer
of Chicago, Agreed on by
Johnson and Flynn.
Promoter Curley Announces That
Battle for Championship Will
Take Place at 2 P. SI.
Instead of at 1 1 A. M.
LAS VEGAS. N. M-. June 15. E. W,
Smith, a Chicago sporting writer, to
day was selected referee for the Jotin-son-Flynn
championship battle heie
July 4. This decision was reached at a
conference between Jack Johnson, the
champion, and Jack Curley, the latter
representing Jim Flynn. Curley also
announced that the fight would be
staged at 2 o'clock In the afternoon.
The choice for referee was narrowed
to Smith and to Ed Cochrane, of Kan
sas City, upon receipt of a message
rroro Jacn welsh, or Ban Francisco,
that he had been chosen to referee tbe
Wolgast-Rlvers match.
Promoter Curley had planned to
stage the bout at 11 o'clock the morn
ing of July 4 for the convenience of
the newspapers and Eastern fight fans.
The change in the hour was due to the
Inability of the railroads to get crowds
into ias vegas Derore noon.
Smith Is in Las Vegas, having arrived
here several days ago to represent a
'.-ago paper. He accepted the refer-
Results at Forest Grove Race Meet
Show Good Time.
FOREST GROVE. Or.. June 15.
(Special.) The result of the second
day's races, under the auspices of the
Washington County Agricultural and
Live Stock Association, were as fol
2:35 trot Sweet ' Geneve. first:
Mark H., second: Lady Dillon, third.
Time: First heat, 1 minute 9tt seconds;
second heat, 1 minute 9 seconds; third
heat, 1 minute 8 seconds.
2:25 pace Aldine. first; Llghtfoot,
second; Radium, third. Time, first
heat, 1 minute 7 seconds: second belt.
1 minute 8 seconds; third heat, 1 min
ute 6 seconds. '
2-year-old trot Barbrla. first; Patrh
McKay, second; Billy Mack, third,
Time, 1 minute 64 seconds.
Half-mile dash Arthur Hyman. first:
Latisha S., second; Edna 8., third.
Bear, Cougar, Wolves and Bobcats
Give Trappers Employment.
BLUE RIVER, Or., June 15. (Spe
cial.) Fourteen bears, nine cougars.
two wolves and 125 bobcats, all killed
within two years near this place, tes
tifies to the fact that wild, fur-bearing
animals in Oregon are not extinct or
n danger of becoming so. Several
trappers pass the Winter months In the
timberland along the McKenzie River,
and by Spring they always have enough
hides to pay for their bacon supply,
ammunition and all other expenses Incurred.
Many of the cougar and bear skins
are tanned and made into rugs by the
trappers, and these find a ready- sale
when wealthy sportsmen come up the
McKenzie on -deer hunting and fishing
trips. When a surplus accumulates,
the skins are sent to Eastern markets
and invariably bring the highest mar
ket prices.
Perhaps the most noted rug ever pro
duced In Blue River was made from the
hide of a dog-eating cougar, so called
of course because of tbe large number
of canines which had met death in
fights with the animal. The cougar
was finally treed and killed, but it re
quired several 30-30 bullets to end its
The animal had been chased by trap
pers and hounds for more than a year.
Every few weeks a dog - would be
killed by the animal. Blue River citi
zens sent out a general alarm and or
ganized to hunt the cougar until it
was brought down. Hounds soon struck
the trail, and with several dozen men
and at least 20 dogs In pursuit, the ani
mal was forced to take to a tree, where
it was, shot. . Upon examination Its
teeth were found to be broken off In
several places, and by this and other
marks it was known to be an old ani
mal. Battle-scarred, shot through and
through by several bullets, the cougar
was finally laid low, and the rug made
from" Its skin will carry with it a story
never to be forgotten by the citizens
of Blue River. .
Although 125 bobcats have been
killed within two years, hunters and
trappers declare the animals are still
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