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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, JULY 28. 1912.
ia a common occurrence to see a fish
FAST HYDROPLANE AND CBUISES BUILT AND OWNED BY FRED AND FRANK VOGLER.
put into practically every event. If
champions fall down others take their
places, and when we go out after an
event It seems that nothing cm keep
I erman land a 25-pounder not 100 yards
irom tne town aocica
Fish planting: Is going merrily on,
us out or tne point-wlnntng.
DEBATED SPECiES I
and it won t be long- before nearly v
RIVAL OLD GREECE
Thorpe's work in the pentathlon,
when he broke an Olympic 'record by
taking four of the five events, was the
more remarkable when It Is considered
that he competed In the first trials of
the running high jump In the morning.
ery stream near Portland will have
brand new population of small and
active baby trout.
Another consignment of over 100,
000 will soon be taken to Upper Eagle
Creek, where the farmers end ranchers
are taking- an nnusual interest in the
going over tne bar at 8 feet Inch.
Fishermen Unable to Define
work. Scappoose and Clatskanle creeks
were given a liberal allotment during
Sam Bellah Writes of Splendor
Thorpe jumped 23 feet S Inches In
the broad jump, ran the 200 meters In
22.9 seconds, threw the discus 116 feet,
won the 1500-meter run in 4:44 2-5. and
tossed the javelin 15S feet for third
place. 'Doaahoe, of the Los Angeles
Athletic Club, was third, thus giving
America two places In the five-event
the week and yesterday a carload was
Object of Frequent Quest
but Admit Existence.
distributed in the streams near Forest
, When King Formally
Grove. Dr. E. C. McFarland, the secre
tary of the local Anglers' Club, is
busy man these days, and must be giv
en due credit for his work in arranging
and distributing the various shipments.
DIFFERENT FLIES ATTRACT
LA GRAXDE LOSES TO BEARS
! Pendleton Wins From Boise When
Idahoans Make Errors.
Thar Wa-A .wM ijl.ltn.t -,,- .a
Fly Fishing for Rainbow Trout Is the La Grande-Walla Walla game In
Ronrl Thnneh Salmon EeM Are WalIa Walla yesterday, the control and
I .TT.ntlv.rifla. nf iMn.Nl 1h. nni n
More Deadly Sportsmen Op- I twirler and the wildness of Remington,
Walla Walla won 8 to 0. "Hap'
.Smith, formerly of Portland, continues
to land on the ball for La Grande. To
day he secured two of the three hits
procured from Leonard a oeHvery. The
R.H.E.I R.H. E.
La Grande. 0 3 4IWalla Walla 8 7 I
Batteries Remington and Kins-
Leonard and Brown.
Though Smith only allowed Pendleton
but four scattered hits yesterday, Boise
lost by heaping seven mlsplays on him.
Pendleton showed a sudden spurt In
her playing- and deserved the victory.
R.H.E.1 : R.H. E.
Boise 2 8 7Pendleton. . 3 4
Batteries Smith and Kelly: Stanfield
BY WALTER F. BACKUS.
Some time this Fall the fishermen of
Portland will g-et together and decide
once for all the great question: What
Is a salmon trout? At present they
.. simply cannot agree on this question,
They all admit that there Is such a fish,
. but whether it is a rainbow trout going
, to sea or a cut-throat trout coming
back, or a young and over-ambitious
steelhead salmon well, that will be
In the meantime there is another rid
dle about these fish that we would like
to solve. Why will tney show a de
cided preference for a certain fly on one
stream and then take something en
tirely different on another river per
haps 50 miles away. It Isn't that the
favorite files resemble any Insects
found along the stream, because all-the
best killing patterns are fancy crea
tions which have no counterpart in Na
ture. Take, for instance, the Lower
Nehalem River. During the months of
August and September this stream fur
nishes fly fishing of the finest kind.
From the mouth of the Salmonberry
down to tldwater you will find a sue
cession of deep pools which seem to
contain an unending supply of fresh-
run salmon trout. Put on a Royal
, Coachman fly, securely tied to a No. 3
or No. 4 hook, and cast it across one of
the swirling pools. Let it drift along
just under the surface for a few mo
' ments, and quite likely a 15-inch or 18
Inch trout will calmly rise and take it.
' You will notice a marked difference be
' tween the rise of a rainbow and a sal-
. mon trout.
Rainbow Strikes Fast.
The rainbow comes up like a flash,
and is either hooked or lost in the
twinkling of an eye. But 'the salmon
trout is rather dignified in his move
ments, and comes up to the fly with all
the confidence in the world. He sus
pects nothing, and is so deliberate in
his actions that I have frequently
- snatched the fly away from one before
he had time to really get It. So when
you see a big salmon trout coming af
ter your ny. don t get the buck fever.
Just leave it there. When he starts
" down with It and yon feel the tug, then
Is the time to strike.
BORD HANGS PURSES
$3500 OFFERED FOR FOCR-
DAY PROGRAMME. -
Jackson County Fair and Sweet Pea
Show Follows Portland Meet.
Good Entry Expected.
MEDFORD, Or.. July 27. (Special.)
With prize money aggregating close to
I3o00, the Jackson County Fair and Pea
Show at Medford. September 18, 19, 20
and 21, promises to be a most success
ful affair. The events for outside
horses all have good purses, so some
excellent harness talent Is expected to
This will be held two weeks after the
big meet at Portland and many of the
horses there will go to California, so
several win stop for a chance at the
prize money offered.
The programme for the four days Is
Wednesday September 18.
2:50 trot or pace, mile heats, 3 in
5 Purse. 1150. Limited to horses
owned in Jackson County.
2:20 pacing, mile beats, best 3 In
Novelty buggy race, walk mile.
trot or pace mile Purse 350. For
number of flies which Jackson County horses.
SWEDES WARMLY PRAISED
Multnomah Clnb Athlete Says Only
One Improvement Could Have
Been Made and That Is Penal- .
will take these fish on the Nehalem.
The Professor, Queen of Waters and
Rube Wood are all good ones, but the
Royal Coachman is the peer of them all.
It Is Interesting, therefore, to see how
conditions differ on the .Necanicum
. River, at Seaside, which is scarcely 30
There everything Is gray hackle. It
doesn't seem to matter how many con
. fltctlng colors go to make up the body.
If it s topped off with a gray hackle,
everything Is lovely. A fly with a body
composed of spirals of mixed lavender,
scarlet and pale green, and which
. would drive any self-respecting trout
crazy, fs taken with evident relish by
these Necanicum salmon trout. Even
the method of fishing there is out of
The Necanicum angler takes one of
the above-mentioned fancy hackles,
dressed on a No. 4 or No. 5 hook, and
casts it across a deep pool, clear over
to the opposite bank. Then the fly Is
allowed to sink until at least a foot
under water. When it reaches this
point the angler draws it along with a
series of short Jerks, then lets It rest a
few moments, and then gives it another
spurt or two. usually during this Jerk
ing process some inquisitive salmon
trout gives the fly a strong tug In the
opposite direction and the fun begins.
Gray Harkle Ia Useful.
Of course these fish are occasionally
taken on some standard fly, but if you
want to play safe on the Necanicum,
take along plenty of the gray hackles
wun tne- russy bodies.
Going farther down the coast, we
find another condition prevailing. The
Sluslaw River, near the town of Maple
ton, has long been famous for the big
salmon trout taken there on the fly.
And you ought to see the flies they use.
A gorgeous creation called the English
Admiral Is their favorite. This Is made
with a scarlet body, ribbed with wide
gold tinsel, a scarlet hackle and long
wnite wings, lane one or these, dressed
on a No. 1-0 hook, about the size of a
young canary, and you have a never.
failing lure for the Sluslaw salmon
it isn t necessary, though, to go so
far from home to get some of these
on tne xiy. late in August quite a
number of them go up the Clackamas
and a careful caster can pick up some
good ones on the last-10 miles of this
stream. I remember fishing this stream
about three miles above- Gladstone.
using a No. 4 Royal Coachman fly In
a manner quite similar to the. method
of the Necanicum fishermen. This was
In early September and I got six fish,
all over 15 inches long, besides hook
ing three others fully as large.
in eacn case i cast tne tiy partly up
stream, letting it sink down pretty well
and the fish would strike as my left
hand pulled In the sunken fly. Jerking
it along a tew inches at a time.
Fly fishing for rainbow trout on the
Clackamas has been quite good of late.
In spite of the cloudy weather. Ray
Duncan fished the Upper Clackamas
last week, a few miles above the
couth fork, and got 40 trout, the great-
Women's race for saddle horses,
mile Purse or prizes. Sou.
Running race, 34 mile, weight for
age Purse 375.
Thnnday, September 10, Medford Day.
2:35 class, trot or pace. Jackson Coun
ty horses Purse 3200. Half-mile heats.
three in five.
2:30 trotting, mile heats, best 3 in I
Running race. 5-8 mile, weight for
ira Puraa S100.
Novelty, walk hi. trot or pace 14, run
H For mules owned In Jackson
County to be ridden by business men or
ranchers. Purse 360. v
Wild horse race for unbroken wild
horses to be saddled In front of grand
stand and first horse around the track
wins- 375. second horse 337.50, third
Exhibition by College Maid guldelesa
Friday, September SO.
Free for all trot or paoe for Jack
son County horses Purse 3250. Half-
mile heats, 8 in 5.
Free for all pace, mile beats. 3 in I
14 -mile running race, weigh! for age
Double team race to buggy, Vi mile
Exhibition College Maid.
Saturday, September 31.
2:25 pacing, mile heats, Z in 5 Purse
2:15 trotting, mile heats, s In 6
Mile running, Medford derby Purse
College Maid to beat the track record.
Jackson County automobile race, 2
laps, mile track. Cars to be owned and
driven by citizens of Jackson County
MOUNTAINEERS STIR CITY
Unique Garbs of Mazamas Give Hood
HOOD RIVER, Or., July 37. (Spe
cial.) The people who were in the
city yesterday afternoon thought a
wild West show was visiting the city
and that the troop of young men and
women garbed in unique costume were
However, it was only a party ot tne
Mazamas returning from their outing
at Camp Sheldon near Cloud Cap Inn.
The mountain climbers reached here at
noon on the Mount Hood train and re
mained In town "doing" the picture
shows and Ice cream parlors until the
west-bound Oregon Washington ex
press left at 6:45 this afternoon.
Those in the party were - v. Ayres,
A Rnud Williams. Miss Alice Banfield.
Miss Ella Ehmsen. Miss Iyrtle Clason,
Miss Elsie Silver, Miss Beatrice Young,
W. A. Spence, George X. Riddeirand
Miss Mlllicent Hanson. The Mazamas
will break camp Monday. The last
LONG SWIM IS MADE
J. E. Cody Comes From Oregon
City in Eight Hours.
OSWEGO REACHED AT NOON
Performer Scarcely Conscious at
End' of Endurance Test Motion
Pictures Taken and Will Be
Put on Exhibition Here. I
ardent Spokane booster and- expects
to do mascot duty for the Indians in
tne coming series.
Ten Million, the former Victoria out
fielder, who has been laid up with a
bad leg at his Seattle home for the
past few weeks, returned to the North
western League yesterday in a Tacoma
uniform, but failed to distinguish him
self with the willow. He was turned
over to Sioux City by St. Louis, and
Watklns made a deal securing the gar
dener for the remainder of the season.
VOLGER BOY FUST
Small Hydroplane Travels 25
Miles Hourly in Test.
climb of Mount Hood on this years
er part of which were taken on the outing was made today by a number
yellow bucktalL The dark days have I who remained in camp.
also helped the bait fishermen. Last
ounaay x met one man on xne ciacaa- l c. . tn ttv,., . i
mas. not more than four miles from . Salem P"8 Honr to Foantln
Cazadero, who had over 60 fish, all SALEM. Or.. July 37. (Special.)
taken with salmon eggs, while the best Over 2000 people crowded Into Willson
fly fisherman in the same locality had Park tonleht to witness the first pub-
scarcely a dozen. In the hands of a hC demonstration and dedication of
persistent bait fisherman, salmon eggs the beauUful new Walte memorial
are a deadly bait, especially when ttt r.t.i. -o-htrh w riven to. the cltv
streams are runnlg low. and it would by tha e. jj. walte estate. Playing In
' ' a beauUful combination or colors.
streams, ana an tne anglers as weu, ,,,, a..!,. .hmrinr. the
" -"' i"""""" illuminated display of waters proved
me cummer monms. at lease ,.,.. that wna wilrflv chmnd
George Otter'returned from Seaside throughout the dlsnlay. The fountain
few days ago, and reports the salm
.on trout coming in well.
10 large ones Wednesday, using a sil
ver spinner, and trolling from a row
boat. Most of the fish are being taken
in the deep water, but they will soon
work upstream to the riffles, and then
promises to be one of the show spots
He caught of the Paclfl Coast, as there are few
IUUOUUU. liao , L .11 in u u u.i u j ,
Cbehalls Moves for Better Roads.
CHEHALIS, Wash.. July 27. (Spe-
the fly casting artists will get busy elaL) Little Falls business men, to bet
with thetr gray hackles. ter trade conditions at that place, have
Another week or so will find the actively taken up the road question. At
Chinook salmon coming into Nehalem a recent meeting the Commercial Club
Bay. and any local angler who failed
to get their share at Oregon City this
Spring, can make up for lost time at
the beach. The Chinook run Is gener
ally at Its best about the middle ot
August. - and most of the trolling is
done practically in town. In fact, it,
named Messrs. Dllley, McMurphy,
Koontz, Krog, Rlckman and Campbell a
committee to act. - Building of better
roads over which trade might be di
verted Into town, mail routes estab
lished and other benefits secured, are
aimed at by the backers of the move.
J. E. Cody, a Portland swimming In
structor, performed the unique feat
of swimming from Oregon City to
Portland, a distance of 13 miles, yes
terday, remaining in the Willamette
River eight hours and two minutes.
The start was made at 8:07 at the
Oregon City suspension bridge and the
finish was made at the Wlndemuth
Baths at 4:09 yesterday afternoon,
where Cody was taken from the water
in a semi-conscious condition.-- He did
not leave the water at any time and
partook of lunch, consisting of a num
ber of hard boiled eggs and bananas.
The feat to many of the Portland
fans was declared to be beyond most
swimmers and the majority doubted
Cody's ability to perform the feat. The
water is cold for this time of the year.
This, added to Its being fresh water,
made the swimmer's task more diffi
Effect. I Debilitating;.
The effect of the fresh water is ex
tremely debilitating and when Cody
reached the Wlndemuth Baths he did
not have strength enough left to pull
himself out of the river. He knew
that he was swimming or should be
and further than that had no conscious
ness. Even after being on the float
he attempted to go through the motions
-of swimming. He was almost carried
ashore by spectators - who had wit
nessed the finish, but late last night
was reported as feeling better and said
he would be ready to perform the feat
again In a few daya
Despite a strong wind which ne naa
to breast, Cody made good time for the
swim. No records for this length are
recorded, but he is sure that he made
better , than average time. The first
half of the trip was made in fast time.
reaching the Oswego bridge, about half
way, before noon. Tne water was
smoother above that and he was able to
use the crawl and overhand strokes
to advantage. . When troubled by the
increased size of the waves he tried
swimming on his back for short
"Gallery" Follows Performer.
Lawrence Fleck, an Interested spec
tator, hired a boat at Oregon City and
followed Cody down the whole course.
Mrs. Cody and John McMurray also
followed him, McMurray swimming
five or six miles himself. .His longest
stretch was at the start, wjen he ae
companled the long-distance swimmer
nearly three miles.
All along the course persons Inter
ested In the swim roiiowea mm lor a
few miles to. observe his stroke and
style. Motion pictures of the swim
mer In action and at the start were
taken and will be shown at one of the
local theaters this afternoon.
This Is 'the second long-distance
swim Cody has made, the other being
last year In the Missouri River, when
he defeated Charles Healy in a 12
mile marathon. Healy holds the world's
championship in a number of events.
Cody's destination was to have been
the Hawthorne bridge, but his friends
pulled him out of the water at the
Wlndemuth tfatns, wnicn are aooui
a quarter of a mile aoove tne onage.
JOXES WILL. GO TO SPOKANE
President of League to Watch In
dlans, and Vancouver Play.
Fielder A. Jones, president of the
Northwestern League, leaves tonight
for Spokane, where he will pass a few
days watching the Indians and Van
couver play. Jones has visited every
city in the circuit except Spokane this
President Jones will be accompanied
by his son, Cecil. 'The youngster is an
McMinnville and St. Paul will play
the fourth- game of the season todav.
L Paul probably will have Krause, the
valley boy, who has a temporary bertn
with Nick Williams, on the mound. If
Krause makes good this will be his
last gams with the valley teams.
The Eagles are looking for games
with out-of-town teama Victor Chap- -man
is the manager and ho can bs
reacnea by writing to tne eagles
, . . .
The First German Congregational
Church of the Church Twilight League
defeated the Highland Baptist Friday,
to 0. Schwartz, of the Congregational
pitched a no-hit, no-run game, this be
lng the third shut-out he has pitched
in the Twilight League. Tuesday night
th winners of that e-n mr will mee
the? Central Methodist Church on the
Irvington Field for the championship
of the league.
The Maccabees, No. 1, will meet the
Maccabees, No. 17, today on the Co
lumbus Club grounds.
ALTERATIONS TO BE MADE
The possessor of property -valued at $150,
wu I counted ricn in japan, ana triers i
onlv on man whose estate of about $40,
000,000 ranks him with the world's rich
Domlaleo Tnrrlctanlo, Itillta.
Grappler, Expects to Lower
v Colors of Peter Bunkos Thurs
Portland sport fans will have
an opportunity to witness an
other mat affair Thursday night
at the Baker Theater, when Peter
Buzukos, the Greek, who claims
the lightweight championship of
the world, tackles tominlco Tur
riclanlo, a 155-pound Italian
wrestler. In a finish bout for a
1200 side bet.
The Italian Is unknown here,
but he has a good record. Judging
from numerous clippings In his
possession, and his countrymen
promise to back him heavily
against the Greek. He is work
ing hard for the tussle, which
carries with It the larger slice of
the gate receipts In addition to
the f 200 side bet. . -
Buzukos is confident that he
will flop the Italian tvloe
within an hour, but Is taiOag- no
chances of an upset against the
unknown, and Is putting in sev
eral hours dally In stiff work
outs. The Arndt-Merrill preliminary,
as well as a Jlu Jltsu exhibition
by two Portland Japanese, are
also attracting much attention.
Builders 'Will Change Position of
Planes in Order That They May
Attain Greater Speed in
The popularity of the small hydro
plane as a speed boat on the smooth
waters of the Willamette continues to
grow, and another boat was launched
last week. It is called Vogler Boy, and
was built by Frank and Fred Vogler.
the latter one of Portland's automobile
The trial trip was made last Satur
day. The craft made 25 miles an hour,
but the builders expect to make more
than so miles an hour before long.
The Vogler Boy is a one-step hydro
plane, with detachable planes just in
front of the step. The builders think
the planes are holding the boat back
ana tnese will be adjusted until the de
sired result is obtained.
The boat Is 19 feet iV, Inches long
with the step nearly half way back.
It has a beam of 4 feet 6 Inches. The
motive power is furnished by a 50-
The motor turns over about 1300
times a minute and the engine is con
nected to the propeller by a one-to-one
gear system. Because of the high sDeed
oi tne engine no step-up gear system
was used as In the case of the ma
jority of the boats on the river where
gearing Is used.
The wheel is a' 16-lnch Michigan
screw with a 82 pitch. A smaller one
will be tried with a greater pitch.
However, the boat travels smoothly
at present, so the most experimenting
win be done with tne detachable planes
lne boat is built to carry only the
cuftiucoc uu flieuauaiciao. nowever,
It has carried five persons at a speed
of 20 miles an hour.. The craft will
be entered In the Astoria races and
has a good chance of taking some of
the events In the under 20-foot hydro
Everything about the boat.' with the
exception of the engine and the clutch,
was built In Portland, the chrome-
nickel steel gears being about the first
ever made in the city. The engine is
in the back of the boat with the shaft
running forward to the gears.
Dissatisfied with the work of the
hydroplane. Wild Wolf, John E. Wolff
has gone back on the new boat and
has taken the engine out of the hull
to place it In the old Oregon Wolf. The
Oregon Wolf made a record for a 80
mile court and Wolff thought he could
do better yet by putting the engine In
a shorter boat of the hydroplane type.
However, tne latter made but 80 to 25
miles per hour, ten miles less than the
old boat. He will strengthen the Ore
gon Wolf and put it in shape so that
it will be ready to defend its title of
Coast champion at the Astoria regatta
the latter part of August,
Because of the many yachts which
have gone cruising, the Oregon Yacht
Club is rather deserted and no races
will take place today. Some headed for
Astoria, where they intend to find out
all about the regatta. The Spindrift
left yesterday, headed "down stream,
with the Intention of meeting the
home-coming craft. The Wauna is
taking a cruise up the Columbia. :
Following the return of the crews
of the Portland Rowing Club from the
regatta of the North Pacific Associa
tion of Amateur Oarsmen, held In Vic
toria last Friday and Saturday, canoe
excursions, en masse, will be the pop
ular thing around the club. Each
Sunday a launoh will be employed to
tow the boats to some point up the
Willamette and a trip of several miles
will be made by paddle.
A number of the members of the
Portland Amateur Swimming Associa
tion wll leave Saturday afternoon for
Gearhart, where they will stage a se
ries of races at the Natatorium and
fun In the surf.,
BY SAM BELLAH,
(Multnomah Club Olymplo Games
ON BOARD S. S. FINLAND, STOCK
HOLM, July 7. Under a bright sun and
blue sky. with the King of Sweden
looking on from the royal box, nearly
3000 picked athletes, representing every
important nation of the world, marched
Into the stadium at Stockholm ready
for what promised to be the greatest
Olympiad of modern times.
The stadium was not packed on open
lng day, but the 25,000 present made a
great show of enthusiasm and each
team was given a warm reception as It
appeared on the field. The Americana
in the blue coats and white trousers,
were given a great welcome, as were
the athletes of Great Britain, who had
been victors In the football game of
the day before.
It was an imposing spectacle to look
across the field and see the competitors
gathered together, and I doubt if ever
in ancient times Greece ever greeted
more magnlfloent band of athletes
Every Great Natloa There.
There were little brown men from
far-away Japan, powerful Russians,
swarthy, wiry South Americans, Ger
mans, Italians, Greeks, Turks, French
men, Englishmen, Americans, Danes,
Norwegians, Fins, and, in fact, every
great nation on earth had at least one
The gymnastic teams from Norway,
Sweden and Denmark marched like sol
diers, and it would be hard to find a
finer looking body of men or women,
for there were women In the list, and
their drilling and marching was of the
very best. The Swedish team brought
us the rear and made a very effective
conclusion, for the cheers which greeted
them fairly rocked the stands.
All the teams stood at attention as
the band played the Swedish National
anthem, and the crowd, standing un
covered, took up the song. Immediate
ly afterwards the Crown Prince, as
president of the Swedish Olympic
Games committee, delivered the follow
"In every country the physical devel
opment keeps pace with the intellec
tual. Physical culture is again occupy
ing the place It formerly held In the
life of nations. . But if athletics are
to be of great Importance all must take
Interest in them. The more athletes the
Prince Outlines Aim,
"The aim of athletics is to develop
the physique of all nations, not of
"It is but natural that the athletes of
every country should meet like you
are doing today and measure their
strength in peaceful rivalry. This, of
course, is done every year In niore or
less important contests; but the most
Important athletic struggle is tne
quadrennial Olympiad, which alone Is
of sufficient importance to gather the
athletes of every civilised country.
"As far as we are able to judge the
Fifth Olympic Games will be tne great
est international gathering of athletes
that the world has ever seen. We wish
to thank the International Olympic
committee for the great confidence
shown us Swedes when they accepted
our invitation to arrange for the Fifth
Olymplo Games in Stockholm.
"We believe that we have done our
best: and we know that our motto al
ways has been and ever -will be: The
best will conauer.
"Tour majesty, in the name of the
Swedish Organization Committee I beg
you to declare the Olymplo games in
Klna; Slakes Response,
The King then responded as follows:
"Today, with justifiable pride ana
Joy, we Swedes see athletes from all
Darts of the world around us.
"It is a grest honor for Sweden that
the fifth Olympic games should take
nlace in Stockholm, and 1 wish you
and all the friends and followers of
sport a hearty welcome to this peac-
able International contest of nations.
May the same noble thoughts that
found expression in the Olymplo games
of antiauity be so carried out that
these competitions become conducive to
the physical health and development oi
the whole world.
With these words I now declare the
Olympic games in Stockholm to be
At the conclusion or tne Kings
speech over 300 Swedes at the end of
the field rose to their feet and sang one
of the national songs. The teams then
swung Into line and marched by the
King and out of the stadium. The
American team, lea by tne memDers or
the American Olympic Committee, re
moved their hats while passing the
King and the standard-bearer dipped
the flag. While our athletes could not
march quite as evenly as some of the
other teams, they created a very fa
vorable Impression and were an honor
to the Nation.
Opening; Is Social Affair.
The stands were not nearly filled.
but this was due to the fact that the
proceedings were of a social, and not
an athletic, nature. The ceremonies
took all morning, followed by the first
heats of the 100-meter dash.
To me one of the most remarkable
things about the American team is the
number of men we have been able to
The care and pains the Swedes have
taken to make the games a great suc
cess are remarkable, and they are do
ing the very best they know how to
make things agreeable for every one.
.very care has been taken to have
the finest track possible, and In this
the Swedes have succeeded beyond all
expectations. The track Is a cinder
path with flat, regular curves. 3S0.34
meters to the lap, and is rolled and
packed after every race.
Inside the oval are the runwavs for
the Jumps and the takeoffs are also on
cinder. The weight events are to be
held on the turf.
Electrical timers are used and every
method for the good management of
the events Is called into use. Large
bulletin boards and megaphones enable
the crowds to know Just what times
and distances have been made by the
There is only one place where an Im
provement could have been made, and
that Is in the starting of the races. No
penalty Is Imposed tor a runner break
ing, and this has caused delay In start
ing several races as the runners break
In their anxiety to get away. Thus far
every start has been good, but if a
penalty were Imposed for breaking,
fewer would occur and better starting
The system of scoring in these games
s very different from those of the past.
Here first place counts three points,
second two points and third one point,
and both seconds and thirds count In
the total score, as they do in America,
This is a big advantage to us as we
have several good men In each event,'
while the other nations seldom have
more than one good man.
The Swedes are anxious for the Amer
icans to win where they have no chance.
and the American team will depart
from Stockholm with nothing but
praise for the Swedes.
The athletes bad many funny expe
riences when they first reached Stock
holm. Few of them were able to un
derstand or make themselves under
stood. Cabs were of little service as
the "cabbies' did not know where to
take their fares. One of the boys, try
ing to get back to Finland wharf, was
landed at a wharf from where a steam
er was due to leave tor Russia the fol
Traveling conditions Improved and
after several of the men were rescued
by friendly tars of nearby ships, the
Finland established a half-hour launch
service with the nearest landing point.
W. H. Holden, the Boston half-mller,
was "touched" for 334 at Antwerp,
while Professor J. L. Danguay, the
fencing coach, missed a pocketbook
containing 370 at Stockholm.
The first day the Americans went out
to train at Stockholm they reached
the wrong field. Only 10 were able to
crowd Into the dressing-room, and
while the others were donning togs in
the shadow of a nearby bush, a bear
came after them. It developed that
the animal was the pet of the army of-
fleers, who were quartered near, the
Slso Kanakurl, the Jap Marathon
runner, trains every day, while the
Italians go over the complete course
twice a week. The Americans take
things easiest of all.
ADMEN WHIP REALTY BOARD
Three Umpires Endeavor to Do Jus
tice to Giants' Ball Game.
At a masterly exhibition of baseball
in which ''hot air" furnished most of
the excitement, the Ad Club defeated
the Portland Realty Board, 8 to 7, yes
terday on the Multnomah field.
The game had many high lights In
It, the Realty men showing- unexpected
tact in the seventh Inning when a -man
was on third and another trying to steal
second. They demonstrated what they
called the mass play. Three ot the play-
ers ran to the assistance of the first
baseman and three to the second sack
handler, while the other man watched
the opponent on third walk In. After
all the massing was accomplished and
the would-be larcenlst was about trap
ped between the two fronts, one of the
men dropped the ball and the thief
reached second after all.
Thompson, the Realty twirler, was a
phenomenon. He Is also a kind-hearted
Individual. The weather was rather
warm In the hollow and he took pity
on the batters. He allowed seven hits,
but gave 14 walks.
The stars or tne game were rew in
number. For the Ad men, Hlgglns
played a fine game at right field; Idle-
man starred at center; Louie did stellar
work at short; Campbell shone at third;
Standlsh gloried at second; Brown as
catcher; Moore covered himself with
glory at first; Edwards at left and
Templeton as pitcher also gained applause.
For the Realty Board. Gilbert starred
at left field; Olds at second base; while
Elmer distinguished, himself at third
base; as did also uurns at iirsi Dimo.
Reed, as catcher, was a find. Hover
made a place among the stars by his
work at shortstop, while White. Lyle
and Thompson made their mark at ren
ter field, right field and on the mound
Three umpires had to be impressea
during the course of the game, as they
were of poor texture and could not
withstand the rousrh usage to which
they were submitted. H. W. Hard last
ed a couple of innings and when he
went im. "Chubby" Arllt went In. When
the game ended, Botsford was In charge.
A rsular aeroplane mall service has hen
established In Germany between tne cltiei
of Cologne, Puaaeldort nd Neuee.
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