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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN. TORTLAND, FEBRUARY 16, 1913.
FIGHTS BRING AD
PORTLAND AND CANADIAN ATHLETES WHO WILL APPEAR IN
HEADLINE BOUTS AT MULTNOMAH CLUB FRIDAY NIGHT.
'HARLEM" fcoMMY MURPHY, TOUGH LIGHTWEIGHT, WOL
GAST'S OPPONENT IN WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY BOUT.
CANCEL? IS ASKED
m nniimin onur
in uummu uuui
Lightweight Coins Money Un-
der Jones' Management
in Four Years.
Wolgast, . Not Illness, Is Rea
Harry B. Smith Predicts Big
House, for Wolgast
, Murphy Go.
son Ascribed by Michigan
TAFT'S SALARY EXCEEDED
COFFROTH MAY BE "GOAT
AD FAVORITE IN BETTING
WHY DID MANDOT
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Cadillac Youth Has Amassed More
Than $150,000 In Last 2 Tears.
Battling Nelson Orders Unique
Rings for Portland Bride.
BT ROSCOE FAWCETT.
When "Cherokee" Tom Jones
fided to local sporting writers
Ad Wolgast had cleaned up
In the four years under his
, spake in parables of truth.
Wolgast has been a busy little shut-
' ; tlecock in the fisticuff loom since No
j vember, 1908. He has fought 47 bat-
; ties of sufficient Importance to be
, chiseled Into the records and has bob-
Jbed back and fourth across the conti
nent Ilka a fugitive verse.
Tom Jones sat down in . the Press
.Club the other afternoon, and. over a
fiteln of amber, rattled off nearly $150,
000 from memory., that the Michigan
Assassin had-earned within 24 months.
Wolgast has it on President Taft In
that respect and In others, for th
Cadillac lightweight settled his Mexi
can revolution without the formality
of delivering an oratorical ultimatum
to a flock of white haired wiseacres.
Lint Is Fprmldable Omr.
Here's the list of Wolgast's earn
ings, outside wagers. In 1311 and 1912
1911 February. Knockout Brown
Philadelphia. $5500;. March. Knockout
Brown. New York. $9189; March. George
Memslc. Los Angeles. $9241; March,
Antone La Grave. San Francisco. $7500
April. One Round Hogan. New York,
$7920: Slay. Frankie Burns. San Fran
Cisco. $500: June, three dubs. Grand
Rapids. $21u0: July, Owen Moran. San
1912 May, Willie Ritoliie. San Fran
Cisco. $5000: May, Freddie Daniels, St.
Joseph. $2a00: May. Yountr Jack
O'Brien, Philadelphia. $4500; July, Joe
Klvers. los Angeles. $1'0.097: Septem
oer. i.ia Black. Grand Rapids. $16
October. Teddy Maloney. Philadelphia,
S4uvu; uctoDer. treildy Daniels. Quincy,
Z500; November. Joe Mandot, New
Orleans. $10,267: November. Willie
LUtchie. Daly City. $15,500.
The Washington birthday bout
San Francisco will net Wolgast $8500
i nil he will likely clean up a few thous
iind on wagers if he wins and places
us money as lie says lie expects to. In
; n Francisco. Promoter Coffroth has
t-lven out Wolgast's purse as $8000. bu
.d snowed the writer a telegram from
onroin oir-rlng 8a00 and transports
i on ior ittu to Mn xranclsco.
WolicaM Keeps MotIdk.
The ex-lightweight champion has
l-itn one of the busiest fighters in mod.
n history, and. like ax not. his earn-
I: gs In the ring will exceed the har-
" -st gleaned by any other gladiator.
. je Attell not excepted. Wolgast has
l-'Ugnt close to 100 Rattles since enter-
ii 5 the ring In 1906. over 90 showing in
t.e record books.
-The thing for a fighter to do Is to
I ep moving." said "the kid." explaln-
i. g nis wanderlust. I ve been back
j-.-d forth across this country 20 times,
1 guess, since I became prominent In
Wuile Ad Wolgast has been monopo
I : Ing fistic publicity within the past
uek. his rival. Battling Nelson, has
i...t been altogether idle.
Bat" Haa New Idea.
The Dane, as usual. Is out Willi some
ti ing new. Slipping cartoons of him
st- f and "bride. Miss Faye King, of
t -.iriana. irom tne collection amassed
by his wife, the Dane entered a Chi
cs Jeweler's and engaged him to
u.;n out two costly gold rings, the said
m. toons, done in gold and studded
w.th gems, to loom up like red noses
ai a temperance meeting.
I'm going to wear the . ring -with
tl o cartoon of myself on my right
Ur. id." says Mrs. Battler, in a note
to the writer (for the rinfej are in
tended for her, "and the ring with
B.: t's physiognomy on my left hand.
c!l-3 to the heart.
According to Mrs. Nelson, the Hege
ivUch boxer is planning a trip abroad
to his home at Copenhagen. Denmark,
some time this coming Summer.
' Amateur Athletics.
The basketball game between the
Ai ileus and Sllverton quintets on Feb
iu:iry 22 on the Amicus floor will mark
ti a third meeting of the teams. Each
m managed to score a victory and
should the Amicus players win on Feb
ri ory 22 they will lay claim to the Wil
Lunette Valley championship. Sllverton
defeated Dallas recently and until they
in. t defeat they were unbeatable for
several years. Both teams are prac
t i' :ag hard and a good game is expect
The Portland Academy and Jefferson
High School basketball teams, of the
Portland Interscholastic League will
I'l.-iy their scheduled game tomorrow on
!.- Portland Academy floor. The game
will start at 3 o clock.
The Studebaker baseball team, which
i :ide a great showing last year, has
o ganized for the coming season. Dr.
- kerman. trainer of the Portland
Northwestern baseball team, has been
igaged to coach the Studebaker nine.
l lie following players have already de
a arel their Intentions to wear uni
"l jrms: Bleeg. Wilson and McAllen,
atchers; Maxmeyer, Martin, Wilford
snd Gravelle. pitchers. Maxmeyer Is
I'irmer Portland Northwestern League
I iyer. The following is a list of can
didates for fielding positions: Gertz,
I'onta. Tauscher, E. Dixon and Irvin.
I'-ateman and J. Dixon will hold down
tlrst base: Strannahan, second base:
K levers, third base. Slgsby, Cummlngs
and Schllt will try out for shortstop.
The Jewish Boys' Athletic Club will
liold its second annual basketball dance
tonight and each member of the team
will be presented with a sweater bear
ing the monogram of the organization.
The Jewish boys quintet has made a
wonderful 'showing so far this season,
having scored 14 straight victories. In
the 14 games the Jewish boys scored
417 points against 118 for their oppo
nents -'and claim the 140-pound' city
basketball championship. The follow
ing men will be honored: Louis Gold
tnone. Hyman Schwarts. James Gilbert.
Morris Weinsteln and Captain Manuel
The Jewish boys first team will play
Its next game with the Mount Angel
College on the Jewish boys' floor next
Wednesday evening. As a preliminary
to the big game the Jewish boys' second
team will engage in a game with Co
lumbia Park Athletic quintet. 7
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BOUTS ARE LIMITED
Fifteen Minutes Allowed
MULTNOMAH TO KEEP RULE
New Law of Athletic Cnlon Will Be
Observed at "Winged M' and
Vancouver Interclnb Af
fair Next Friday.
Portland lovers of bright, snappy box
ing and wrestling programmes will wit;
ness no more 45-minute amateur grap
pling contests, which have been pos
lble under the Pacific Northwest As
sociation rules governing lnterclub
competitions. The new Amateur Ath
letic Union ruling limits wrestling
bouts to 15 minutes, and the new law
will be observed in the bouts at the
Multnomah Club-Vancouver, B. C, bill
of Friday night.
Edgar Frank, president of the Pa
cific Northwest Association and chair
man of the indoor athletics committee
of Multnomah Club, received word yes
terday from Secretary Sullivan, of the
National amateur body, relative to the
15-minute ruling. Sullivan says that no
special rules of an organization per
mit it to violate the National agree
ment, and that when 'a man wrestles
more than the specified 15 minutes, he
disqualifies himself. '
Frank Give Views. . .
"This Is explicit enough, bo the Frl
day smoker wrestling bouts will be of
15 minutes length or to one fall, instead
of best two in three falls, with three
15-minute . bouts if necessary, says
'I believe that it's to the best inter
ests of wrestling to give the boys more
than 15-minute competitions, yet I sup
pose the shorter bouts will be liked
better by the public Oftentimes a
man loses one fall on a fluke and could
win under the old rules of three falls.
but now a man must take care of him
self, for one slip means defeat."
The wrestling bouts of Friday night
will be at 13a and 158 pounds. Cllbborn
F. Montague, of the Winged "M," will
tackle Smith, the Vancouver light
weight, while AI Hatch, former welter.
weight champ, meets McCarthy, the
Portland boy who holds the Northwest
Barrleau Meets Knowltoa.
The headline boxing bouts, Barrieau
vs. Knowlton and Williams vs.. Hughes.
are attracting much attention, while
the four special mitt affairs are al
ready the subject of muen argument
among the friends, and admirers of the
contestants. , '
Frank Barrleau holds the welter
weight boxing championship of West-
rn Canada, but will make 188 pounds
for "l-'ireman" Knowlton. Hughes' is
he Canadian 115-pound champ, but In
Walter Williams be meets the Psclflc
Coast bantam crown-wearer.
BASEBALL LEAGUES PLA?tNED
Present Activity Indicates Extensrre
Interest Hits Season. .
More Portland amateur baseball
leagues will be formed this year than
ever before, judging from the activity
noticeable at tills early date. A meet
Ing of all managers of amateur base
ball teams has been called for March
1, at the Archer & Wiggins store. At
this meeting plans for organizing will
be discussed. A silver trophy will be
presented to every team winning in its
Organization of a Commercial League
is talked about, and judging from the
Interest shown by the business men
who are to 'take part In this league. It
will be effected. The following teams
will form the Commercial League
should it be definitely . decided upon:
Rotary Club, Business Men's Club,
Realty Board, Press Club, Ad Club and
Board of Trade. v-
A league composed of four Portland
college teams will be organized, the
Dental College, Oregon Law School.
College of Pharmacy and the Reed
College competing for honors.
in addition to the Commercial and
Portland College leagues, the follow
ing list of, amateur baseball leagues
were in the field last year and will
compete this season: Twilight, Business
College, Railway, Archer & Wiggins.
Grammar School, Interscholastic and
Bankers' Leagues. Active practice
will start soon If the weather permits.
Two Soccer Games Today.
Two soccer . football games are ' to
be played on the Columbus grounds this
afternoon, between the Mount Scott and
South Portland and the St. Johns and
Portland Heights teams, in the Oregon
Soccer League struggle. The first game
will be the South Portland-Mount Scott
contest, beginning at 2 o'clock.
Cassell IHvuIges Some "Inside" In
formation and Tells What Ad
: Had to Say; "Split" With Tom
; Jones Also Is Analyzed.
BY JAME3 H. CASSELL.
Did Ad. Wolgast double-cross Joe
Mandot when he agreed to substitute
for the New Orleans, llghtwelgn
against Harlem Tommy Murphy at San
Francisco on Saturday, or did Mandot
and Wolgast conspire to hold up Pro
moter Coffroth? .
These questions are well worth dls
cueslon. for Wolgast, and not illness,
caused Mandot to cancel the scheduled
bout, with Murphy In Coffroth's Mis
slon-street arena. Just across the San
Francisco line in San Mateo County.
The ex-llghtwelght champion pleaded
guilty to this heinous offense against
the peace and dignity of the promot
ers, admitting that he, and not an at
tack of la grippe, was responsible for
the cancellation of the Mandot'
.. Ad evinced no surprise when in
formed last week of the sudden Illness
of Mandot. although at the time he had
received no word from Coffroth regard
ing the $6500 offer of substitution.
'Mandot isn't so very sick," declared
Ad. after he had scorned the (6500
berth in vitriolic terms.
"I'll tell you something," he confided
to the writer a moment later. "I'm re-
sponslble'Ior Mandot's action.
"You see, it s like tuls: We can make
more money fighting ten rounds at
New Orleans than he can fighting
Murphy 20 rounds at San, Francisco.
So, we'll fight down there before long.
Mandot. wasn't offered very much by
Coffroth, as he isn't a very good card
in San Francisco. ;
"However," after a hesitation of a
tew seconds don t say anytmng aooui
this now or I'll get In bad with the
promoters. I tried that once before
in Los Angeles and it hurt."
Then followed Ad's demand for $10
000 to fight Murphy, a figure the
Michigan Dutchman must have felt
was prohibitive, but for Coffroth's fl
lemma. But when "Sunshine Jim"
tcreed-to 'pay $8500, with part of the
training -expenses, or the option of 60
per cent of the gate receipts, Mandot
was temporarily forgotten and Ad ac
cepted the bout.
Now the question is: Will Wolgast
square himself with Mandot by pay
ing a part of the prospective' fee for
the February 22 fight, or hasten from
San Francisco to New Orleans to give
the Southerner a chance to get a crack
at the gate receipts?
The writer cannot but believe that
Wolgast and Jones conspired to sep
arate with an eye to Influencing 'the
wagering on the Murphy fight, and
bandoned the scheme when certain
plans went awry.
If this is not the. correct solution of
the problem, then Wolgast decided to
forsake Jones, as a too-costly append
age, and yielded to a resumption of
managerial relations when Jones either
consented to act as manager for a les
ser percentage than the one-fifth Ad
says he gives 'Cherokee Tom, or
howed Ad where he could make a bar
rel of money out of a trip with the
'I can make $1500 a week for ten
weeks for Wolgast If he beats Murphy,"
declared Jones when he arrived in
Portland. This means $15,000, a sum
only exceeded twice in the fights of
the Cadillac youth.
Two of, the cleverest white heavy
weights since the days of Corbett and
Fitzsimmons will clash In a New York
ring,' if the proposed March 14 battle
between Luther McCarty and Bom
bardier Wells does not meet with some
T. S. Andrews says that Wells Is
about the cleverest big man before the
public today, bar none. While admirers
of McFarland, Coulon, and other ex
ponents of the scientific branch of box-
g may deride this. Wells Is unques
tionably one of the shiftiest heavies
the game has seen for many a day.
But that does not provide an alibi
for his glass Jaw and general lack of
stamina necessary to win and hold a
championship. McCarty ' is clever, If
reports from- those who saw the Palzer
and Flynn fights are to be rated at
their face value, and in addition has
physique which has not been fully
tested as to its assimilative ability.
McCarty looks like a certain winner
in a 20-round bout, and a favorite over
the ten-round route.
Easterners are commencing to rate
Bud Anderson, the Vancouver, Wash.,
lightweight, among the possibilities of
he lightweight division. ' They recog
nize the ability of a man who can
knock out the rugged Sammy Trott in
six rounds, and are looking forward
with much .interest to his next ap
pearance In the roped square.
Lightweights who have their eyes
on Ritchie and the title will witness
Bud's next affair with considerable
trepidation, for another victory chalked
up to the credit of the Northwesterner
means another tough proposition to
dispose of before Ritchie may be ap
4 Tom Jones, manager of Ad Wolgast,
takes credit for the matching-of Cy
clone Johnny Thompson and Bob Moha
at Milwaukee for tomorrow night. Tom
was in Chicago when these aspirants
for the 175-pound,, or commission
weight title opened .negotiations, and.
as he has once bandied Johnny, assist
ed the duo In getting together.
F Billy Papke, erstwhile "Illinois
Thunderbolt," wins two fights in
Paris, against Frank Klaus on March
and George Carpentler of April 5,
he expects to get a 20-round bout at
San Francisco or Los Angeles against
Eddie McGoorty or Mike Gibbons on
So confident is AI Lippe. Papke's
manager, that the once miaaieweignt.
champion will defeat Klaus that he
expects to bet every cent he can scrape
together on his man. L.ippe preaicis
that the affair will draw a $20,000
Abe Attell is managing the Forty
fourth street Boxing Club at New
York. His first bill resulted In the
downfall of a fellow Californian, One
Round Hogan. Hogan is slipping fast
and his opponent Johnny Lore, had no
trouble In beating nim in lu rounas,
and almost scored a' knockout.
Funny thing, this Klaus-Papke fight
at Paris. The - Frenchmen will pay
their money to see two Germans ham
mer each other about the ring, th
Germans battling for a French title,
Singularly each defeated Carpentler
for the title they will struggle for on
tute McFarland for Gans at the last
moment. McFarland declined, losing a
chance to win the crown. He could
have easily outpointed Nelson in 20
The question: "Will Willie Ritchie's
title survive the year?" Is worrying
many a lightweight these days. In
addition to the "higher ups" new boys
of promise are springing up each day . opponent after that fashion. At th
San Francisco Sport Writer Recalls
Harlem Tommy's Creditable
Ring Career Believes Wol
gast May Be Declinins.
BY HARRY B. SMITH.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15. (Special.)
The Wolgast-Murphy match, which
will take place next Saturday after
noon, is engrossing all of the attention
of the local sporting community, and
from the interest that Is displayed.
there will be a banner house out at
Coffrothis Mission street arena. When
word came from New Orleans that
Mandot was 111 and would therefore ba
unable to compete. It looked as If there
wesn t much In sight.
A total of nine lightweights, none of
whom figure very far up in the scale.
offered their services, but Coffroth de
clared the only man he would think of
using was Ad Wolgast. At the outset,
as you are well aware. It didn't look as
if the match would be consummated.
Later, however, the pair reached terms
and everything has turned out for the
best. We really have a better card
than would have been the case with
Wolgast Is liked here as a fighter
because of his aggressiveness and will
ingness to work and the last few
months the local fans have come t
respect the gentlemanly little chap who
is to be his opponent.
Murphy Will Have Backers.
Indeed, there will be not a few wbi
will wager their coin that Murphy can
in, and among them some astuts
Judges of pugilistic form.
They will readily agree that Tommy
Murphy doesn't seem to like body
punches and that Wolgast punishes an
Johnny Kilbane alternately lopks like
Simon pure hamplon and a second
rater. He gave a poor exhibition at
Brooklyn last week against Young
Driscoll. working on the defensive and
keeping away from the wild swings of
his novice opponent.
Carpentler. the French light-heavy
weight or heavyweight, was a feather
weight In 1910,-aWd now nas trouDie
making 176 pounds. He is in tne cy
lone Johnny Thompson class.
Tommy McFarland once had a chance
to . win the lightweight title, but de
clined. according to . Billy Nolan. No
lan was afraid that Gans would die in
the ring when matched to meet Nel
son for the second time at San Fran
cisco, so advised McFarland to train
for the fight, the plan being to substl
LARGEST SURF-BATHING CONTINGENT IN YEARS EXPECTED TO MAKE GEARHART BEACH
TRIP SATURDAY ABOARD WATKINS' SPECIAL.
- SCENE AT MIDWINTER SPLASH INTO OCEAN.
When the Multnomah Club special train pulls out of the North Bank Depot for Gearhart Beach Saturday
morning at 10 o'clock it is expected to carry a load of over 158 enthusiasts eager for midwinter surf-bathing
- Frank B. Watklns, chairman in charge of arrangements, has arranged for an orchestra to accompany
the excursionists, and Saturday night will be devoted principally to dancing, although a midnight dip In
the cool waters of the Pacific Ocean is also scheduled for the more hardy ones. .
- The return trip will be made Sunday night, the special reaching Portland between S and 9 o'clock. Quite
a number of the Junketers will remain at the beach resorts for longer visits. ...
in the 133-pound division. If Ritchie
can stick to the stage long enough and
sandwich in a few 10-round bouts,, he
should still wear the crown on January
1, 1914. Otherwise the question is open
to serious discussion
Sob McAllister, the Olympic Club
amateur who holds the middleweight
and light-heavyweight championships
of the Pacific Coast, steadfastly refuses
to turn professional. However, when
tne ante is raised sufficiently, it s hard
to figure how he can remain a holdout.
Tom Jones is willing to bet $500 that
McFarland and Brltton never meet In
the. ring again. He has little regard
for the fighting ability of either, and
says that Wolgast could whip them on
Gus Rulan, age 19 years, height six
feet two Inches, and weight 175 pounds,
is the "white hope" Harry Forbes pre
sents to ringdom. Tom Jones watched
Rulan work out with Eddie McGoorty
and thinks the boy is a comer.
Rudolph Unholz is one of the boys In
the Nelson and Thompson class of last
ing fighters. He is plugging away in
the Middle West, winning nearly every
Tom Jones deplores the weak hands
carrted about by Jess Willard, but Is
confident that If some good man
meaning Jones took hold of the Kan
san, a new heavyweight champion
would soon be trotted forth to be ad
mired by the public.
Notes From Gun Clubs
-JTIL, E. L. Mathews, superintendent
of the Kenton trapshootlng
grounds. Is able to leave the hospital,
where he is now confined, the weekly
trapshootlng tournaments of the Port
land Gun Club will not be arranged.
Mr. Mathews "was repairing the trap
arm which carries the bluerock last
Wednesday, and when this arm acci
dentally sprung open it struck him in
the left eye, which caused injuries that
required its removal. It will be sev
eral weeks before Mr. Mathews will
be able to resume his duties.
This unfortunate accident will not
keep the local trapshooters from hold
ing Sunday practice, as the Portland
Gun Club has put another man In tem
porary charge of the grounds.
M. Abraham, governor of the Port-
same time, they don't think that Wol
gast Is the Wolgast of old and declare
that In all probability he will have
gone back even since his match wtth
There is no question, of course, but
that Wolgast will be the favorite. Tom
Corbett, who Is well up in such mat
ters, has expressed the opinion that
Wolgast will be something like a 10 to
7 favorite. Before Ad was toppled
over by Ritchie, he would have been
an overwhelming favorite against such
a man as Harlem Tommy. Now It Is a
different story, and you will find there
are a lot of San Franciscans who will
be at the ringside rooting for the New
Wolgast May Feel Self Slipping.
This training in Portland may be all
right so far as Wolgast Is concerned,
but you must remember that the Mlch
igander has been taking life rather
easy of late and that he will need morn
strenuous exercise than is ordinarily
the case. I Judge from his telegrams,
sent to local fistic writers, that Wol
gast feels himself slipping, but in
bound to bolster up his courage by
telling how easily he will dispose of
Harlem Tommy arrived the llrst or
the week. It appears that he failed to
get the telegram ordering him to stop
off In Chicago to await the outcome of
the trouble, and Instead rushed right
on through- That happened to be for
tunate as matters turned out, because
it has given him all the more time In
which to get ready.
He no sooner reached San Francisco
than he went to his training quarters
at Billy Shannon's place and started
at work. He will do no boxing until
the first of the week, however.
Murphy Is not concerned because he
has Wolgast to meet Instead of- Man
dot. On the contrary, he Is delighted
at the change.
"I think I am playing in luck." he
told the writer. "I consider that Wol
gast stands next to the champion, and
if I can beat him I will have an oppor
tunity to meet Willie Ritchie for the
title next Fourth of July. As to Wol
gast saying that he will knock mc out
In 15 rounds, that is all talk. Don't
you remember that Frankie Burns was
shooting off the same sort of talk be
fore we met, and I guess you remember
what happened to Burns."
Perhaps a little of the dope on what
Murphy has done In San Francisco
may not be out of the way. His first
appearance here was in February, 1910,
when he boxed Owen Moran. The little
Britisher was going at top speed In
those days. For 15 rounds or so, ho
kicked Murphy all over the ring. Then
the tide turned, and Murphy began to
pick up' in the closing rounds, until it
looked for a time that Owen would not
uhlp to last. Eddie Smith, the Oak
land rereree, since ceao. gave mo msm
to Murphy, although in the Judgment
of many who saw the contest, it might
better have been a draw.
Murphy's Career Traced.
Then Murphy went East, where he
didn't do so well. Finally, in October.
1911, he was brought back to San
Francisco to meet Packey McFarland.
No one gave the New Yorker a look
In. They thought It was a cinch that
he would be knocked out, and the bet
ting was extremely lop-sided. Murphy
lost the decision, but his was the bat
tle at the end, and he gained as much
credit In that match as in any other
that he has had here in the West.
A little later he boxed a 20-round
draw here with One Round Hogon.
Then came his famous fight with Abe
Attell. the one that caused so much
comment because It was claimed Attell
tried to eet Murphy to quit. Murpny
kicked Attoll around and won the de
cision handily enough.
His latest contest here was witn
Frankie Burns, who has decided that
It gave him quite enough of the rinB
Frankie didn't last the limit, and his
friends had to throw the sponge In the
ring to admit defeat. -
Now. all this has rTiade the local
fight fans respect Murphy more than
ever, and there are a lot of them who
give him a good chance of whipping
from the National Revolver Assocla
tion League that the targets on which
they are. to shoot off match 10 with
Denver have been sent out. Both teams
shot early In the season, and the re
sult was a tie, each team making a
score of 108S. Should the target ar
riv today the match will be shot off
tomorrow night at the police station.
Members of the Portland Revolver
Club are- backing Chief plover In a
10-shot score against any Police Chief
of the United States. The local re
volver men would like to arrange for
a match and would like to hear from
any Chief'of Police. ;
The Portland Revolver Club received
word yesterday from George Arm
strong, member of the crack Olympic
Revolver Club, to the effect that the
Portland shooters lost match 24 against
the California team. The Olympic re
volver men made a total average of
1127 against 1093 of the Portland re
volver, shots. ,
The " Portland Revolver Club will
shoot its .last match In the National
Revolver Association when It shoots
Its 25 match against the Boston team.
The local men are anxious to win the
last shoot, and held a hard - practice
PRACTICE WILL START SOON
Southern Coast League Teams to
Report February 24.
LOS ANGELES. Cal., Feb. 16. (Spe-
lal.) After a whole week, baseball
will occupy the attention of both fans
nd players. Active practice for every
member of the two Southern Coast
League teams will commence February
24, barring rain or accident.
The players have been asked to report
at that time and most of them are ex
pected to be on hand.
McMinnvUIe Wins Two Games.
MMTNNVILLE, Or.. Feb. 15. (Spe
cial.) In a double header played here
last night between the first aiid second
teams of Pacific University and Mc-
Mlnnvllle College, MeMinnvllle won
both games. The first team scores were
14 to 11 and the'second team's 20 to 9.
MOUNT ANGEL SECOND BEATEN
Town Team Administers First De
feat of Season to College Boys.
MOUNT ANGEL. Or., Feb. 15. (Spe
cil.) Mount Angel's Young Men's Club
won from the second team of the col
lege in an interesting basketball gam
here, administering the first defeat th
college aggregation has experienced
this season. The score was 29 to 22.
Duda and Wlndishar carried off hon
ors for the town team, while Vaugh
was star for the college boys.
The town team Is anxious for games
with any Junior or high school team In
Only three Indians have made good
in baseball Sockalexls. Meyers and
Bender. Johnson, who tries out with
the White Sox this season, aspires to '
enlarge the trio to a quartet.