THE SUNDAY OREGOSTAX.. FORTIiAyD. JANUARY 3, 1915. DONOVAN ON NOTED TEAM OF LEADERS Wild Bill Sixth Brooklynite of 1899 and 19CO to Be Big League Manager. FIELDER JONES IS ANOTHER Six More of Xed Hanlon's Famous Champions. Including Iron Man McGlnnity, Become Bosses of Minor Jjemgue Clubs. kmUi Player. t tsn and 18H Wk. Han Bmn Managers. Major Lenawee. Sim Tleider Jones rli. . .c'hlraso Whit Sox and St. Uuli Mi Jluih Jennlccs U.",,, wld, Club. J-x Kelly. Jim MeOutre. hn... HIA Dudovid. t'leveland aps .Pronklyn Nationals .New York Hackees Minor IfWM Johnny Dunn Baltimore ( I. L Tom Daly Providence Jt. L- Jlmmr ,-herkard Cleveland (A. A.) Joe ilcOlnnlty -- Newark (E. U) and Taeoma N. L lene Ke MootreTliie Nr Orleans (. f- lave cross South Atlantic Leasue Cluo "Wild BIH" Donovan's appointment as manager of the New Xork Yankees adds another of the famous champion Brooklyn! of 1S99 ami 1300 to the list of those who have become big league leaders. Nod Hanlon butlded better than he knew when he combined the Orioles and Bridegrooms In the Winter of '98. for no other team since the es tablishment of baseball has produced so many leaders. A brainier combina tion never wore the spangles, and Han. Ion msy well be proud of his handi work. Hanlon frequently remarked up to the time he severed his connection with the Superbas that, if the American league had not raided his team, he would be winning pennants yet. Of the score or more players under Han Ion's management in 189S and 1900. no less than 12 became managers, six of Ihrra big leaguers, counting Donovan. Had MeGraw and Robinson, who were Included in the Brooklyn-Baltimore amalgamation, been allowed to Join the Superbas, Instead of being shifted to Ht. Louts In order to prevent the Na tional League from becoming topheavy, Brooklyn's claim to managerial de velopment would probably never be as sailed. As Hanlon had both on his Ori ole squad. It will be seen that "Foxy Ned" knew how to select baseball ma terial. fielder Joaea oa Team- Fielder Jones, who played center for Brooklyn In 1900. was the flrst to gain fame as a manager. He Jumped to the Chicago White Sox in 1901. and soon became leader of the sensational "hit less wonders." who fought the Cubs to a standstill and won the world's title. Jones resigned to become president of the Northwestern League and is now manager of the St. Ixuis Feds. Next to blossom forth was Hughey Jenntngs. who was sent to Baltimore to manage the Oriole Eastern Leaguers, and later became leader of the cham pion Detroit Tigers. Jennings Intro duced many new wrinkles into the managerial business, soon becoming the most-talked-of leader on the American league circuit. Had he been able to procure his release from Detroit last Spring. Hughey would have had the distinction of succeeding his old man ager as head of the tiuperbas. Like Jones. Jennings was manager of a world's series contender. Joe Kelly, captain of the Superba champions, succeeded his old boss as manager of the Cincinnati Reds, Han lon going from Brooklyn to Redland. and being supplanted by Kelly. The latter had the usual experience of man agers In Cincinnati, and retired in his second season to take the management of the Toronto club, with which he won n International 1-eague pennant. JMrGutre BloiMMK forth. Jim McGulre. who. with Duke Far rell. divided the catching honors of the Brooklyn pennanters, blossomed forth as manager of the Cleveland two or three seasons ago and. while he did not win a flag, he made the Naps prominent contenders for a while. He later became a scout. Bill Dahlen, shortstop in 1900 and later with the Giants and Yankees, had the distinction of being his old man ager's successor, being leader' of the Brooklyns up to this year. On the list is Bill Donovan, one of the few pitchers to gain prominence In tlia managerial line. Bill was a tyro In the championship years of the Su perbas, being farmed out on divers oc casions until he Anally overcame his wlldness and became one of the stars of his time. Bill Jumped to the Detroit Tigers and pitched them to two pen nants. Last season he was given the management of the l'roldence Grays and led them to the International League championship. His almost in stantaneous success msy win him the appointment In New York. Dsn a Wise Pitcher. Another former Superba who very rearly became a big league leader is Johnny Dunn, now president and man ager of the Baltimore Internationals. Johnny was talked of last Spring as probable leader of the Yankees, but the deal fell through. Dunn was one oi the headiest twlrlers that ever curved a ba 11. He Invented several tricks of the game, most Important of which was the 'sacrinee killer, a play that is in vogue at present. It consists of the shortstop chasing back the runner on second when a sacrllice hit is on tap. making the out at the third easy. Dunn was one of the fastest fielding pitchers of his time, and engineered many s headv Dlav with the "sacrllice killer.' Iinnn won a oennant managing the Orioles and would have repeated last vear. bnt for the Federal League oppo sition, which practically put the Ori oles out of -business, forcing him to sell his stars to the big leagues. Tom Daly, the veteran second base man, who Jumped the Superbas and then returned, managed the Providence team a season or so. with ordinary suc cess. Sherkard Has Ambitions. Jimmy Sheckard, prise left llelder of 1900 and prise grasshopper later, had managerial ambitions with tha Chicago Cubs, but was beaten to It by Johnny Kvers. Sheckard finally became man ager of the Cleveland American Asso ciation club last year and may yet graduate to snalor company. Jo. McGtnnity. the "Iron man" or that rreat Hanlon machine, managed the Newark Indians until Boss Kbbets xatned control. Joe was In commtiw f the Tacoma club or tne xsortnwest- Iaarue last season. Gene be Montreville.' shortstop of the 1899 Superbas, blossomed forth as a South Atlantic and Southern League mimnr. his last sit being New Mr Irani Lave Cross, third baseman, also wound up his career as a manager in the Southland. , .1 Pnnnlv I'nnnll in Its S1S- Mtl-al abstract for 1!1?-13. turnlsr.es the rniMmn concminf Undn: population. . inhahlfMi hou.CS. STS.UOUI birth r;e.'j.i a looo: death rate. li a 1000 t FORMER BROOKLYN AND DETROIT PITCHER WHO WILL MANAGE NEW "YORK. AMERICANS. t T - .0 fvV iwiiyipiiilip ; - - t . :-:." ::',:' WILD BILL DOS OV AST. SPORT HUE CHANGES Big Athletic Year Expected Only in United States. NATIONAL EVENTS SURE War Halts All Brandies of Athletics in Belligerent Countries for at Least Year Hitting Figures Higher in Bascbail"Vorld. author season, of great athletic ac tivity throughout the United States Is looked forward to in the year of 1915. Although International contests, such as were featured during the past year, have been halted on account or ine war. National and sectional sports and competitions undoubtedly will continue to Increase. sshodula makers in scores or spun are busy compiling tho lists of dates and events for the Spring.. Bummer Autumn and in almost every instance there is only one reply to the question regarding the outlook. "Greater than previous years," is the keynote. Apparently, sport in an i and professional angles has taken a manding hold upon though only isolated dates in rowing, football, tennis and golf have been announce!. theMrend of sport s clearly defined. The boom, which ia carrying the American of a I ages and both sexes into the open. Is still far from its maximum develPmenV.h,. National events and championships also will take an added Importance, since they will not suner ""'"', son with Internationa. foreign fixtures of greater raditl onal merit. In fact. America will have al most a monopoly on sport, since few If any of the European nations or their colonies will have either time ln . .. nmnatitlon or pas- or inclination w times next year. ..,, . ,i of the various English sport-governing bodies clearly fore ..... ,v,- temporary abandoning of an Henle? r.tta and the Oxford-Cam-limit-j i . ,nary mt over Polo Is out of the bridge boat races i or a jr.., - .r,i. question and tne iiuj..eU championships most unlikely. Chal lenxea from this country for matches for the polo trophy or the Davis cup will not be even iusk"'" Z. .m, TV. challenger for the America's cup. and the prospective de fending yachts. Defiance. Resolute .rTanitV are all housed for the Inter, and 11 is uuukh-a " " tne quartet wet a keel next Summer. Nineteen hundred and fifteen will be a great year for American sport, but it will be iniennumi A comparison of the- averages for 1914 and 1913 shows that most of the major league players who J""?' the Federal League last W inter or Spring Improved their hitting In the independent league over the figures earned wnue wn'i -it ball leagues. This is not iruo i - the players, several of whom entered a slump soon after Joining the Fed erals. The following averages for 1914. as compared with the same play ers's hitting in the big league in 1913, tell the tale TMayer. Chase yerkes Crandall. . . .-. Laporte Murphy Cakes Mullln H iff man Wilson Zfnn Zelder Tinker Eaele Dtxi!an. ...... R arid en Bridwell Knabe. ...... M. Brown.,.. rolsn Hendrlz Susss Seat on Falkenberg. . Camnlts Ford Groom SHERIDAN IS SEEKIXG PLACE Yamhill Team Would Like to Be in Proposed Semi-Pro League, SHERIDAN. Or, Jan. 2. (Special.) The announcement of the proposed new semi-pro league which ts to be launched next Spring has aroused Intense Inter est here among the local baseball fans. It Is toped that Sheridan will receive Fed- Xa- Amerl- eral. tionaL can. .J.-.4 2':; .3.1.1 ' .2iT .312 .306 .311 S ..-.11 322 .nil .233 .Siix .28S .291 .229 .27 .10 .277 .27 .23 240 ,2V .SIT 9 .... .290 !i4s .230 .!" .214 .240 .... a .23 .... "S .204 w... rto3 . 2S2 .... .Kn .273 .212 .24 .200 .109 .... .ISO 119 .14 .133 .ISO 12 .i:a is an invitation to Join. Sheridan takes on semi-prj talent In Portland every year, last year breaking even with the Piedmont Maroons and the Randall-All-Stars and winning the champion ship of Polk and Yamhill counties from Dallas. In the past four years Sheri dan has claimed the championship of the Willamette Valley in semi-pro cir cles twice. Sheridan also has a good ball park, and Is but little more than three hours out of Portland. SEATTLE CLUB SENDS ENTRIES Boxers in Three Classes Proposed to Meet Winged SI. Slen. Frank Harmar, chairman of the box ing and wrestling committee of the Multnomah Club, received a list of box ers and their weights yesterday from the Seattle club for the meet between the two clubs in Portland January 22. Three boxers and two wrestlers will be sent by the Sound city to do battle with the Winged M men. in the boxing men in three classes were listed, and Harmar has the privi-J lege of matching men against xnem or demanding other entries. The Seattle men are Val Sontag, at 158 pounds; Claude Fortner, 145 pounds, and Floyd Ray, 142 pounds. Otto Runche will be one of the Se attle wrestlers sent down. The interclub meet between the Spo kane club and the local club at Spo kane has been postponed from January 8 to January 15. As a consequence the interclub meet between the Multnomah Club and the Walla Walla Amateur Club will not Be held until January 16. The boxers who represent the Winged M club at the Spokane meet will appear also against the Walla Walla boxers, with the exceDtion of Vincent Monpier. He and Jack Wagner, of the Armory Club, will furnish the main event at walla Walla. Dudley Evans is arranging the card for the meet in the Eastern Wash ington town. TEXXIS SIATCHES XET $54,576 PubUc Pays $84,576 at Iavls Cup Games and Expense Is $30,000. NEW YORK, Jan. 2. The report on the financial side of the international Davis cun tennis "matches, lust issued. shows that the public paid 384.576 in admission fees and for programmes in Chicago. Pittsburg, Boston and New York. Gross receipts at Chicago, where tne Australians met the Canadians, were ,7913. At the matches between -the Aus tralians and Germans at Pittsburg tne amount paid was 35906. At Boston the receipts were 313.390 for the finals between the Ausralians and British. The greater part of the receipts, 357,- 367, was taken in at Forest Hills. Long Island, for the challenge matches, in which Norman E. Brookes and Anthony F. Wilding, the Australians, capturea the cup from the American defenders. The expense of staging the matches was about 330,000. Of the gate receipts the Australians received $23,748. The American Association share was $17, 811. There was no waste, as even the lum ber In the stands was sold and the old tennis balls disposed of as souvenirs. BASEBALL COXTRASTS VIVID Purchase Price of Eddie Collins ' Record in History of Game. Baseball furnishes Its vivid contrasts in individuals as in plays and business deals. The- purchase price or JMioie Collins is variously estimated at irom $50,300 to $100,000 cash, the record price in the history of the game. The day Connie Mack sold Collins to the White Sox for a stupendous amount, the Cadillac club of the Michigan State League disposed of three .300 hitters for the ridiculous price of $150. Young and Sharrock went to Kan sas City, while Penner was turned over to S3ginaw. While these three rolled into one might not begin to make an embryo Collins, it must still be remem bered that a short year ago almost any 300 hitter would have brought at least $500 on the big league market. HOUCK AMATEUR Pitcher Joins Golf Club,' but Can't Enter Tourneys. AMENDMENT IS TO BLAME Portland Organization to Live I'p to Change in By-Law Proposed by Cnited States Association Barring Professionals.1 Byron Houck. big league ball pitcher, knows how Jim Thorpe felt when the Amateur Athletic Union took away all his Olympic games tinware upon dis covering that he had played profes sional baseball. Byron recently sent In his application for membership to the new Portland Golf Club and was voted Into the inner circle, but there was a joker. In notifying him of his acceptance, Harry H. Pearce, secretary, said that because of his affiliations with Profes sional sport, he would not be eligible to compete in any of the club tourneys or as a representative of the club In interclub matches. In other words, the new Portland organization expects to live up to the proposed amendment to the by-laws or the United States Golf Association, which specifies that "Anyone who is or has been a professional in any branch of athletics" shall not be classed as an mateur In golf. Houck Is Surprised. Houck naturally was surprised: for baseball professionals and professionals from many other branches of sport have always been recognized on tne links. , , "Mr. Ward, president of the Brooklyn Federals, who Is my employer, has a room full of golf trophies." explained the former University of Oregon ball star. "Frank Dillon, manager of the Los Angeles baseball team, takes part In all the tournaments of the San Ga briel Golf Club. "The same is true of numerous for mer baseball men in the East. It s all Greek to me why I should be barred from golf tournaments because I am a professional in some other line of ath letics. I certainly don't play golf like a professional golfer." Houck is an enthusiastic golfer and has played over nearly all the big Eastern courses. Jack Coombs and "Chief" Bender Initiated him into, the mysteries of the midiron sport when all three were members of the Philadel phia world's champions. , Presumably golf helped their Jump ing muscles, because Bender and Houck subsequently Jumped to the Federals, Houck being with Brooklyn and Bender with Baltimore. The new amendment to section 7 or the United States Golf Association rules defining an amateur, in full is as fol lows: An amateur is one who does not accept money or the equivalent thereof, directly or Indirectly, In his association with the game of golf, the ollowing- exceptions, however, being specifically stated: 1. For writing about or reporting tne game of golf. . 2 Firms or corporations which in tne general conduct of their business sell sup plies accessories or carry out designs neces sary' to the welfare of the game of golf. S. Wagers on the same. Specific violations will be: (a) . Playing or teaching the game or golf for money or Its equivalent. (b) Personally making or repairing goll cluba. golf balls or. other articles for money or its equivalent. Use of Name in "Ads" Barred. (c) Accepting pay for services after reach ing the age ot 16 years as caddie, caddie master or greenkeeper or accepting money or its equivalent for laying out or construct ing, supervising or giving advice respecting the laying out, construction or upkeep ot golf courses or permitting name or likeness to be used with or without compensation, directly or indirectly. In the sale or adver tisement of anything pertaining to the game of ajolf. (d Anyone who is or has been a pro fessional In any branch of athletics. Provided, however, that any person who Is or becomes Ineligible by reason of this by-law may be .reinstated by giving to the executive committee of the United btatea Golf Association satisfactory evidence of meriting such reinstatement. Nothing herein contained shall require the reinstatement as an amateur ot any person In good standing as such on the 8th day of January, 1915. Foreigners will be accepted as amateurs if properly accredited from their home clubs or golf associations as such under the rules prevailing In the country from which they enter. WAVERLY CLUB ELECTIOX SET Xine Slembers of Board of Directors to Be Chosen January 1 6. Waverly Country Club will hold Its annual election January 16, at which the nine members of the board of di rectors will be chosen. The nomi nating committee will make Its report to Secretary Sargent and then the elec tion will be the next thing. Several members of the board of di rectors are said to be on the new list selected. The present officers are: Ed ward Cooklngham, president; Victor A. Johnson, vice-president; H. A. Sargent, secretary and treasurer; Gay Lombard, Robert H. Strong. David T. Honeyman. James D. Hart, Donald W. Green and Richard Wilder, members of the board of directors. Dallas Guardsmen to Play. DALLAS. Or.. Jan. 2. (Special.) Company L. Third Infantry. Oregon Na tional Guard, has organized a basket ball team. Many of the old Dallas stars are in the line-up. "Pebo" Shaw is in the city and will have charge of the to. -n.rl Fenton. former University of Oregon star, will be in a soldier's uniform during the coming season. J. Norval Gates, Walter Ballantyne, Al Morton and other celebrities com menced working out Dallas is the center of basketball for this state, and for years has put out a team that has defeated all comers. An effort is being made to send the team to the Panama Pacific Exposition. The Commercial Club is considering the matter and fans are doing their best to aid Council to Hold Open Sleeting. There will be cards and dancing, with union music, at an open meeting of Council No. 2227, Knights and Ladies of Security, at Moose Hall. Mor. rison and Broadway, Friday. January 8, at 8:30 P. M. FIRST PORTLAND VICTIM OF PROFESSIONAL AMENDMENT TO BE ADOPTED BY UNITED STATES GOLFERS. lllllSHllix ' Stv5: mmmmammij j , mmmmmmmmmm) rZ ' V x mmmmmmi rr -v& !iiSiiiiiliH;.?!f Usm : ' fv t " f i ' t .i'CL I f,V v -- ! ! YANKEES OFFERED 171 UIM CJIVC U iu mm, uhiu I nun lilllU Head of Brooklyn Feds Bares Details of Negotiations to . End Baseball War. JOHNSON MAKES DENIAL BYRON HOUCK, PITCHER FOR BROOKLYN FEDERALS, WHO 19 DECLARED "PRO" LISKSMAX. HOOKEY ENDS IN HOT FIVE INJURED AT CLEVELAND IN FREE-KOlt-ALL FIGHT. One Player's Skull Fractured Whem 2000 Spectators Join Row Between Ottawa and Locnl Teams. CLEVELAND, O., Jan. 2. The third game in a series of hockey matches be tween the Cleveland Athletic Club and the Ottawa University broke up tonight in a riot when 2000 spectators crowded onto the ice as a result of a dispute between players, with less than two minutes left to play. Five members of the two teams were severely hurt, one, Elmer Irving, right forward of the Cleveland team, so se riously that he was taken to a hospi tal. . His skull was fractured. It was said. His recovery is said to be doubt ful. Redmond Quain and James Bur nett of the Ottawa team, also were in jured, as were Coddy Winters and Clar ence Jamieson, of the Cleveland seven. Rivalry between the two teams has been intense. Cleveland was leading by a 2-to-0 score. Last night's engage ment, ended in a 3-to-3 draw, while Thursday the local boys' were 2-to-l victors. Goal-tender Doran, of the Ottawa seven, has been arrested on a charge of assault to kill. Xational Hockey League Xotes. Five thousand persons witnessed the opening game of the National Hockey Association in Ottawa last Thursday night, when the Ottawas vrop from the Ontarios, 4 to 1. A general mixup was prevented when a portion of the crowd jumped over the railing and tried to get at two of the hockey play ers on tho ice who were handling each other rather roughly. Duford and Howard McNamara rolled around on the ice, but the spectators were pre vented from entering the melee by be ing driven back by Leseuer and Ronan. lost to the Wanderers of Montreal. 6 to 2 at Torontov Ottawa walloped Ontario 4 to 1 at Ottawa, and Quebec downed the Canadians 8 to 7 at Mon treal. Leseuer. who now plays goalkeeper for Ontario, is the man that was slat ed to play wtih the Portland Uncle Sams. . At present he has a record of having 12 goals scored against him in the National Hockey Association, and i w contests have been played. Mitchell, the Portland goal tender, has had 17 goals registered against, mm i" four affairs. Following are the players who are appearing in the Eastern J-eague. Ottawa Benedict. Merrill, Shore, Gerard. Broadbent. Darragh. Ontarios Leseuer. G. McNamara, H. McNamara, Ronan, Skinner, Smith. Canadians Vezlna, Dubeau, Lavio lette. Smith. Berlanquette. Pitre. Quebec Moran. Mummery, Hall, Ma lene, Ritchie, Crawford. Wanderers Goal, McCarthy; point, Prodgers: cover point, S. Cleghorn; center, Hyland: left wing. Roberts; right wing, O. Cleghorn. Torontos Goal. Holmes: point. Mar-,v..n- Mver-nnlnL Cameron; center. Vnvnton: left wing. Walker; right wing, Wilson. HORSE TRADER ARRESTED Thomas Murphj- Accused or Swind ling W. F. Eder Out or $290. Thomas Murphy, horse trader, was arrested yesterday afternoon on a charge similar to that upon which he was indicted in 1912. The case at that time was settled out of court. W. . Eder. of 248 Page street, charges that Murphy swindled him in a horse trade by making him pay 290 for a pair of horses and equipage that, he says, are worthless. Murphy was taken in cus tody by Detectives Coleman and Snow at the Union Transfer Company, 129 North Eleventh street. The complaint was filed exactly a month after an anonymous letter was received by District Attorney Walter H. Evans telling him that Murphy was re the standings of the nneratinir In Portland. The letter pur Innrted to have been written by circuit: Wanderers . . . Ottawa Torontos Quebec Ontarios Canadians .... In last T! .2 0 16 8 ..2 0 8 2 .. 1 1 6 8 .. 1 1 9 11 .. 0 . 2 T 15 . . O S 10 12 woman wno saia sne uu "'""--in a horse trade. Murphy's bail was fixed at $500. m. main anchor of the German liner Imperator Is the largest in the world, weighs 'JB.44S pounds. Outlaw Official Says Hope of Peace Was Slight, but Stories Were Circulated to Keep Minors In Old League Camp. NEW YORK. Jan. 2. Robert H, Ward, president of the Brooklyn Fed eral League club, who is vice-president of the Federal I-eague. In a state ment tonight made public some of the details of the fruitless pence neotla: tioru with organized baseball early in the Winter, l-'lrst peace overtures, he said, came -from "Mike" Canllllon. owner of the Minneapolis American Association club, whose proposition was for the Federal teams In tho West to enter the American Association, and those. In the East to merge with the International League. This suggestion was lnstanlly turnea down by the Federals. Mr. Ward said, and Mr. Cantillon then brouRht Into conference, first in New York In Oc tober, and later several times In Chi cago, Charles Weeghman. of the Chi cago Federals, and August Herrmann, chairman of the National commission. Mr. Ward said three distinct propo sitions were made to him to buy the New York Americans at the same time that an option was given to Mr. Weegh- wan to buy the Chicago ruationais. Feda Demand Recognition. vtr Ward said he was willing to purchase tho Yankees and Mr. Wcrph- man the cubs on conumun ni Federals be admitted as a major longm-. There was little chance for pcin-u st any time, Mr. Ward said, but talk along that line was widely clrculsrtvcl by or ganised baseball in order to keep I""' minor leagues quiet at the anni nl meeting of the Nations! Association or Minor Leagues In November. Regarding the attempt to arrange a sale of the Chicago club to Mr. Welsh man, Mr. Ward said: "There were several meetings between Messrs.1' Weeghman and Herrmann In Chicago, and to aid In pacifying tha minor leagues eager to enllft with the Federals, there was spread broadcust u story of Mr. Weeghman's contemplated desertion of the Federal League to he. come prinrlpal stockholder In the t'nhs. This bluff of 'breaking the Federal League' quieted the minors, but Charles W. Murphy hopped forth and assorted himself In a manner that left no donhl In the minds of the fans regarding tho system which has prevailed In oigsn Ized baseball. Federal lane Permnnenl. "The Federal League Is a permanent Institution In baseball. It may be con sldered expensive, but we will continue to build on a foundation of stralghtfori ward dealing with the public and har mony among the club owners. Because) It is so unlike the organized hsseTsil system, some men cannot understand why we can hope to succeed. The public seems eager for the change. If 1 mt judge from tho comments in recent weeks." Ban Johnson, president of the Amer. lean League, tonight denied Mr. Wards statement that three propositions had been made to Mr. Ward to buy tho Yan kees. "A suggestion was made to me to permit Mr. Ward to buy Hie Yankees, but I quickly said 'Nothing doing." Mr. Johnson said. "Everybody know my stand on the Federal League situa tion. From first to last. I took the stand that no Federal Leaguer could come Into the American League. 1 raid then that if the National League intended to permit tho Federal Leagu to buy several of their clubs. It was their business; but the American League would never tolerate any fed eral Leaguers in our circuit." STEVEXSOX DKFKATS MXt OI. Portland Boys Clearly Outclassed. ag 56-C8 Score Indicates. STEVENSON. Wash.. Jan. 2. (Spe cial ) The liveliest basketball gam" ever played In the town of Stevensoa was pulled off In the High School gym naslum tonight, when the 8t.ven.c4 High School team defeated the Lincoln High School, of Portland. f6 to -'8. The game was fast and furious froan the start, but it was evident at all times that the local team had the Vlsr ltors outclassed all the time.. Pacific Bowlers l ead at Albany. , ALBANY. Or.. Jan. LJ-rSpeclal.) The Pacific Telephone Company teaia continues to lead In the -l' the Albany bowling league. The teams . l ... knnrhail than St are now more cium.v . - - --- any time in the race. follow: Telephone Company leaders Hauler Brothers . . . Sternberss Golden Rule Rexails The standings Played. Won. Lost. Pft. 7 17 10 ;;.':'7 14 is .m .. :'7 n i ' .27 II M .H1 ,.:7 12 15 .' -7 11 1 "7 SECOND PLACE IN LEAGUE STANDING- HIGHEST ATTAINED BY NEW YOKK AMERICANS. Second place is the highest ever attained by any of the managers of the New York Americans. In only four years since the Yanks enlisted in the American League in 1903 has the club copped a berth in the first division. The statistics follow: 1903.. 1904.. 1905.. 1906.. 1907.. 1908.. 1909-. 1910.. 1911.. 1912.. 1913. . 1914V .. 134 .. 151 .. 149 .. lit .. 148 .. 154 151 .. 151 .. 152 .. 152 .. 151 .. 154 Won. Lost. Pet Pos. 72 62 .537 4 92 59 .617 i 71 78 .477 C 90 61 .596 2 70 78 .473 6 51 103 .331 8 74" 77 .490 6 88 63 .583 2 76 76 .500 60 102 .329 8 57 94 .377 7 70 84 .455 6 Manager. Clark Griffith. Clark Griffith. Clark Griffith.. Clark Griffith. . Clark Griffith. Clark Griffith-Norman Elberfeld. George T. Stallings. -George E. Stall! ngs-Harold Chase. Harold Chase Harry Wolverton. Frank L. Chance. Frank Chance-Roger Peckinpaugh. Tied for sixth place with White Sox. ' t t-AJLfJ I Victorious Again Ten of the motorcycles which entered the New Year 's Endurance run were equipped with Firestone Tires. Ed Berreth, one of the ten, with an Excelsior machine made a perfect score. ' Not a single one of the ten riders experienced any tire trouble. Firestone Tires Stand the Test FIRESTONE TIRE AND RUBBER COMPANY "America's Largest Exclusive Tire and Rim Makers" 65-69 WEST PAEK STREET NORTH, PORTLAND, OREGON Home Office and Factory: Akron, Ohio -Branches and Dealers Everywhere rataUa value.