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TO JUMP TO FEDS
Let Him Flop, Says McCredie,
Commenting on Pitcher's
Demand for More Pay.
BROOKLYN OFFER TOLD OF
Twirler Avers He Will Accept In-
, less H Gets Salary Increase.
Krause Also Still Buck
ing 'Over Kednctlon.
BY BOSCOB FAWCETT.
; Elmer Rieger. rigrht-hand pitcher. Is
the latest to cry "Wolf! Wolf!" upon
receiving an economy contract. Rieger
is Wintering in Los Angeles, and yes
; terday he sent an ultimatum to Walter
McCredie that unless nis samrj
raised he would Jump to the Brooklyn
" "I have received a swell offer from
Brooklyn and certainly will accept it
-.unless Walt can give me more than
I was paid last year." said he to a
-reporter. - "I do not care to say what
the Brooklyn offer amounts to. but
:tt is a cinch I'll accept it unless I
:hear from McCredie mighty soon.
... "These offers do not come to a ball
player every year of his life, and I'm
the one to accept the best offer I can
"Jump." Saj- McCredie.
.' To which Manager McCredie. when
- asked for a statement last night, said
"substantially as follows:
- "Tell him to Jump."
"Rieger is a youngster and has the
makings of a clever pitcher, but we
have made him a fair contract." added
Mac. "If he doesn't want to sign it,
nobody can force him to do so. It la
. his prerogative to Jump to Brooklyn
and we intend to stand pat on our orig
This coincides with the reply Walt
roaiie to Southpaw Krause, when Harry
"strode to bat with a demand for more
than the local magnates were willing
Without Rieger Portland would still
have on the pitching corps: Higgin
. hot ham, Martinoni. Krause, Lush,
Evans. Eastley, Callahan, of the Colts:
Leonard, of the Colts; Coveleskie, of
. Spokane; Bishop, of Cleveland, and
Barnes, a busher.
Higginbotham. Evans, Coveleskie,
" Leonard, Bishop, Barnes and Callahan
.- have been signed and Lush has accept
' ed terms, so the pitching staff is fairly
1 well under contract. Harry Krause
. still is bucking over a slash in salary,
but Manager McCredie does not antici
pate much trouble with his crack
"We have not heard from Martinoni,"
. added Mack, "and Eastley is right here
in the city and doubtless will sign
Rleger Percentage Is .522.
r Rieger won 12 and lost 11 games last
year for a percentage of .522. He has
' been playing ball seven years and came
to Portland last Summer from St. Paul.
His home is in Los Angeles. . but be
broke into baseball in the Texas
League, with ShreveporL at the age of
IT. In 1I0 Rieger. had a few meals
with the St. Louis Cardinals and was
sold to St. Paul, where he remained
through the rest of 1910. 1911. 1912,
1S13 and the forepart of 1914.
Rleger's jumping to the Federals
would make the fourth desertion in
the Beaver ranks in two years. Last
Winter Chet Chadbourne, outfielder,
hopped to Kansas City, along with
Krueger and Goodwin, of Los Angeles,
and Kenworthy, of Sacramento. Gene
Krapp, pitcher, jumped to the Buffalo
Fed a while later, and Claud Berry,
catcher, did a Brodie to the Pittsburg
CIA'B 31 A V RAISE FEE TO JOIN
Golf Association Directors to Pass
on Making- Initiation Cost $50.
When the board of directors of the
Portland Golf Club holds its regular
weekly meeting Wednesday, the mat
ter of raising the initiation fee from
$.'5 to $50 will be considered. Accord
ing to one of the officials the club
lias practically all the members for
which It has accommodations, and the
raising of the fee is held to be the best
plan to maintain the standard of the
Before the matter is acted on, how
ever, it will be put to a vote by the
Work on the new tennis courts to be
installed at the course near Raleigh
station has been delayed on account of
frost. It will begin as soon as the
ground has sufficiently softened.
A party of golfers from both the
Waverly and- the Portland clubs intend
to make a trip to Gearhart the Satur
day preceding Washington's birthday.
AGGIES TO KACE FAST TEAM
Valla Walla V. 31. C. A. Basketball
Squad Has Good Record.
WALLA WALLA. Wash., Jan. 30.
(Special. The Walla Walla Y. M. C. A.
basketball team, which will play the
treson Agricultural College quintet
Tuesday, is one of the fast teams of
the Nurthwest and has won twice from
the Echo five, which is said to be the
best in Eastern Oregon. The local team
also has won from the Whitman Col
lege team, the latter game being taken
by a margin of two points in the Whit
The game with the Oregon Aggies
will be played in the Y. M. C. A. gym
nasium and local enthusiasts are ex
pecting to see a real battle.
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1AD1E5 AND GENTLEMEN: We have with, us
this evening , America's fore moat exponenls
of the Art of Self Defense for an exhlbillon
bout. etc. etc. - 1 thank you,"
PORTLAND COAST LEAGUE
BABY FEDS ASSURED
Eight-Club Circuit Will Be
Formed, Says Gilmore.
PLAN LAID AT NEW HAVEN
R a mors of Desertion of Three Cities
From Organized Game Current.
Each Xew Team to Get Six
3Ien From Parent Body.-
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 3d. The
Federal baseball league will have a
minor league in New England, Presi
dent James A. Gilmore announced
definitely here late today, after a con
ference with baseball men. The teams
of the new league will be eight in
number, he said, and will be put into
towns where organized baseball is now
After the meeting reports were cur
rent that New Haven, Worcester, Hart
ford, Springfield, Providence and Man
chester. N. H.. might be included in
the league. This could not be con
firmed, however. President Gilmore
saying that the circuit would not be
definitely mace until after March.
- A report was current that New
Haven. Springfield and Hartford would
jump to the. Federal League from the
. Each club is to be financed locally.
Mr. Gilmore said, and the Federal
League is to furnish the players. Be
tween 30 and 40 players, are said to
be available. Each club is to receive
six players, as a nucleus for building
up a team. The clubs will pay $200 a
month to the Federal League for each
player, the parent league paying the
difference when the player's salary is
in excess of that amount.
Those at the conference were:
President Gilmore, Robert B. Ward,
one of the owners of the Brooklyn
Federals; L. W. Park, of Providence,
R. L: W. G. McKay, of . Manchester,
N. H.; J. D. Baxter, of Springfield,
Mass.; E. L. Landgraf, of Danbury.
Conn., and James E. Cavanaugh. of
New Haven. Another meeting is to he
held in March.
BASKETBALL LEAGUES PLANXED
Several 3Ianagers Hold Meeting and
Fix Weight Limits,
i miinr nf never! basketball man
agers was held last night in the Archer
& Wiggins store preparatory to the
forming of two amateur basketball
leagues. Little was done other than to
settle the weight question. One league's
weight limit will be 120 pounds and the
other 125 pounds.
Another meeting win oe ncm iu
day. and the managers or representa
tives of the following teams are
requested to be present: Christian
D...,h.ra' Titninr. Goldenrods. Portland
a Aa4nmv i nltert Brethren. St. Johns
Boosters.' Spartans, Vancouver Juniors,
St. Johns Midgets. is.enton, Vancouver
Midgets, Brooklyn, Rose City Boys'
Club, Hancock Eagles, Sellwood Y. M.
C. A., Peninsula Park and . Columbia
F. E. Watklns Heads Kennel Club.
' Frank E. Wratklns, one of the best
known sportsmen in the Northwest,
was elected president of the Portland
Kennel Club Friday night at a meet
ing held in his office. A. E. Hampton
was chosen vice-president and J. J. Mc
Thy advance cautiously - Both sparring
for an opening - They appear very nervous--Round
ends with both in the center of
the ring . - Anybody's Round.
BALL STARS CAPTURE NOYEL MASCOTS IN HUNTING EXPEDITIONS
Carthy, secretary and treasurer. The
members of the board of directors are:
Alma D. Katz. L. A. Wert, Dr. George
B. Story and Alan Welch Smith. It was
decided that the club would hold a
bench show in April. Plans for the
show will be discussed at a. meeting
soon to be held
ANGELS 3IA FORGET JOHNSON
Action as Result of Player's J ump
Back to Feds Unlikely.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 80 (Spe
cial.) President Baum and Tom Steph
ens, owner of the Angels, had their
heads together today In a conference
over the case of Ernie Johnson, the
shortstop, who has Jumped back to -the
First off, Johnson signed with the
Federals, then decided he had made
a mistake and rejoined the Los Angeles
Coast League team, signing a con
tract. After that, persuaded by Stovall,
he boarded a train and left for the
It is not likely the Coast League
will bring any action in the courts,
although such might be done.
"In my opinion." said Baum. "a ball
player who acts as has Johnson ought
to be forgotten. He Isn't reliable and
I wouldn't want that sort of a fellow
on my ball team."
CHAMPIONSHIPS CALLED OFF
Armory Club Smoker to Be Last Till
Dispute Is Settled.
No further permits to hold amateur
boxing smokers will be Issued by the
Pacific Northwest Association until the
disagreement among the local clubs has
been settled, announced Secretary T.
Morris Dunne yesterday. The Armory
Club's smoker will be the last.
The proposed lnterclub meet between
the Spokane and Multnomah clubs and
the city championship, to have been
staged at the Multnomah Club, are in
cluded. Secretary Dunne says he will rid the
boxing ranks of all but amateurs who
have not accepted money for their
TWO WASHOLGAL TEAMS WIN
Camas High School Girls' and Boys'
Basketball Squads Lose.
WASHOUGAL, Wash., Jan. 80. (Spe
cial.) The boys and girls' basketball
teams of Washougal High School de
feated the Camas High School teams
at this place last night The boys'
game was fast and close throughout
Two field baskets by Brock, Washou
gal's forward, near the end of the game
put Washougal ahead and they won by
20 to 17.
In the girls' game, the score was:
Washougal 24. Camas 14. Rhoda
Henlon, forward for Washougal, made
the largest number of field. baskets,
P. W. Lee, of Portland Academy,
PASTORS WILL FIGHT BOUT
Cincinnati Methodists Threaten to
Ask for Injunction.
CINCINNATI. Jan. 30. If Governor
Willis does not issue orders before
Monday that will prevent the Gunboat
Smlth-JIm Flynn bout here, the Metho.
diet Ministers' Association will go into
court to ask for an injunction against
the holding of the bout on the ground
that public gambling is being Indulged
In in connection with the proposed con
test. This statement was Issued by the
Ministers' Association today.
Omaha Gets Pirate Catcher.
PITTSBURG, Jan. 39. Announce
ment was made by the Pittsburg Na
tional baseball club today that Catcher
Frank Kafora, drafted In the Fall of
1913, and on the club's roster last year,
hirf heen released to the Omaha club
of the Western league.
MANLY ART OF SELF-DEFENSE AS EXEMPLIFIED IN THE NO-DECISION
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3 SOCCER GAMES NEAR
TWO INTERSCHOLASTIC BASKET
BALL COKTESTS ALSO SET.
Franklin High School Soccer Suad to
Piny First Affair Against Lincoln
High on Multnomah Field.
Three soccer games and two basket
ball games are scheduled for the teams
in the Interscholastic League this
week. The first affair will be tomor
row afternoon when the Lincoln High
soccer squad will tackle the Franklin
High eleven on the Multnomah Field.
The contest will start at J o'clock. All
students in good standing in the vari
ous athletic associations of the schools
of the circuit will be admitted free.
This is the first soccer game for the
Franklin High squad. The only game
played so far this season saw the
Washington High aggregation triumph
over "Scotty" Duncan's Portland
Academy representatives, 4 , to 0, last
Columbia University and Portland
Academy will play soccer on Multno
mah Field next Wednesday, while Jef
ferson High and Washington will hook
up on the same field two days later,
Manager Maurice, of the Jefferson
High School basketball team, an
nounced last night Just before the
quintet left for McMlnnville, Or., that
the game against the Portland Acad
emy basket tossers slated for Thurs
day afternoon had been postponed un
til later in the month. Coach Lee, of
the Academy, agreed to the change, as
this week is vacation week for the
various schools and it would be almost
impossible to obtain a good turnout.
The next regular match of the 1915
basketball season of the Interscholastic
League will be played between the Hill
Military Aoademy and the Columbia
University squad February 9. Jeffer
son High 8chool is leading the league
with two victories and no defeat, while
the collegians are tied with Lincoln
High for second honors at one victory
and no setback.
The T. M. C. A. Spartans captured
two contests yesterday afternoon In
the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium. The first
- oi a offnir taken from the
Midget basketball team of the Chris
tian Brothers Business i.uuw, w,m:
, v a&rtnnrf enntnnt. the BUCkman
team went under, 40 to 4. As a result
of the victories the Spartans claim the
95-pound championship of Portland.
Following are m iineupo.
Midgets l. "" ".
B. Doollng C G"00
E. Doollng F Marshall
Montchalln G 'Ve"
Walbel O Wilsey
tj trimmln? the Peninsula Park
Midgets 83 to 3, the Christian Brothers
College Juniors have 14 games to their
credit without a aeieat. more man oou
-t-- hAnn Bnnreii bv the Juniors.
while their opponents were register
ing only ruuuwius ne mo line
ups in the Midgets-Junior game:
tnninrs f83. Pen. Park Midrets (3).
Clifford (26) F (1) Fugste
MoEntee (18) F Falmore
T. Doollne (30) C (2) Dllllng
E. Houck (1) .... ..O J. Fugate
Nj-gren (2) - O Savin
Walby (6) Spare
Keteree . c. nira.
pv. Tmii-nal Porrlftrc ttfintGf th
second team of the Rose City Park
Boys' Club, instead of the first team.
The first squad will tackle the Jonrnal
boys next Wednesday in the Y. M. C. A.
Coach Borleske sent his Lincoln High
School basketball team against the
Christian Brothers College first team
yesterday and won a 2-to-20 victory.
They advance almost within striking
distance - They are rapidly weaKemng at,
their danoerous nearness .It ts doubtful
that they can lasr tfiroun th round- WODody'S ound
ON UPPER COLUMBIA RIVER.
The contest was played in the college
gymnasium. Hugh Clerin was the
high point getter for the high school
team and Hohman was the best for
the collegians. The lineups follow:
Lincoln (!2. First Team (30).
H. Cierin (10) F l Duffy
McAllister (4) F () Skahan
a nrln f2) C ChaDDelle
Hohman () O Schlldknecht
Iair a (S) Lillard
The Oregon Normal School team de
feated the Monmouth High School ag
gregation by the score of 66 to 19. The
contest was fast and free from rough
playing. For the Normal squad Glen
Work scored 30 points and Frank
Brumbaugh put 26 points in the basket.
The boys' basketball team of Yon
calla Hlsrh School trimmed the busi
ness men's quintet 18 to 15, while the
second girls' team lost, 2 to e, to tne
team composed of women members of
the faculty of the Yoncalla High.
"Scotty" Duncan will send his Archer
& Wiggins Weonas against the Beav
ers' soccer team on the Columbia Uni
versity campus this afternoon. . The
kick-off will be at 3 o ciock.
John T. Dwyer's Stilettos walloped
the First Presbyterian basketball toss
ers 46 to 1, instead of the United
Brethren squad. The Stilettos are out
for more games. Call Manager John
D. Dwyer at Marshall 3404, after 6
o'clock at night, or at the Portland
Railway, Light & Power Company.
WINGED 31 WINS AT SOCCER
Columbia University Team Defeated
in Game Played In 3Iud.
Multnomah Club's soccer team ad
ministered a 4-to-2 defeat to the Co
lumbia University eleven on the Mult
nomah Field yesterday afternoon. So
deep was the mud that the players had
great difficulty to kick the ball and
keep from "spilling."
The scores for the club team were
registered by "Scotty" Duncan, Grier
and Bloor. "Scotty" made two scores.
V. jacobberger and J. Murphy scored
the only points for the collegians. Ray
Leonard, Columbia's all-star goalkeeper,
played with the club squad, and he
kept his schoolmates from adding any
scores against him.
The playing of Grier. Mackie, Paget
and Ray Leonard featured for Man
ager John D. Dwyer's aggregation,
while Gill Shea, Riggs and H Jacob
berger were the mainstays of the hum
The lineup follows:
Mcilv '" R H B J. Masterwm
Morrf. CHB C RlgSS
Wright .......... LHB .O. Shea
Rankin O R F Jay Fox
scotty" Duncan . . I R F P. Srogan
rri.i CF V. Jacobberger
G?ey . I LF J. Murphy
9X1 ..OIF A. Malone
Officials': Bllllngton. referee: Foster and
Coghlan, linesmen. Substitution.: Hitter for
Qrey, T. Shea for geufert.
Pullman 23, O. A. C. 21.
PULLMAN, Wash.. Jan. 30. The
Washington State College basketball
team defeated the Oregon Agricultural
College team tonight by a score of 3
to 21. The score was 19 all at the end
of the regular periods and a five-minute
play-off was necessary. Bohler
tossed the winning basket.
HHIsboro Defeats Academy.
HILLSBORO. Or. Jan. 30. (Special.)
The Hillsboro High School basket
ball team defeated the Portland Acad
emy quintet at the local gymnasium
Friday evening, score 25 to 15.
The Dalles Defeats Dulur.
DUFUR, Or., Jan. 30. (Special.)
The Dalles high school basketball team
defeated the Dufur high school team
here last night by a score of 23 to 80.
Both appear strong again- They are
fighting furiously - The crewd cheers madly
ana -the? round ends witk the fox trot
DONOVAN TO MAKE
GOOD, SAYS ITTY
"Wild Bill's" Style of Handling
Team Is Compared to
That of Stallings.
SUCCESS IN MINORS TOLD
Star Pitcher or New York Giants
Also Tells How Nickname Was
Hnng on Player Because He
Used to Lack Control.
BY CHRISTY MATHBWSON.
Famous Pitcher of New York (Slants.
NEW YORK. Jan. SO. (Special.)
When I was at the last world's series
I met "Wild Bill" Donovan, the new
manager of the Tankees. and "Bill"
hopped on me because he said that
somewhere in one of my article- I had
impiiea ua - - .
because he was once a "bad actor, and
had classed him wun iww '
known for their "wildness. ,,,,
"Bill " I said to him. "if I mentioned
you in connection with those other two.
it was only in discussing you as a
pitcher and In no other way. I know
your style, and 1 didn't mean anything
"'"That's all right Matty." answered
Donovan, "but I Just didn't want any
body to get me wrong."
In case anybody else may have mis
understood my meaning at that time, I
want to go on record as saying that
Donovan is one of the cleanest living
ball players ever to break into the
game. He was also one of the most
successful pitchers during his big years
with the Tigers when they were win
ning the championship.
BUI's Control Bad.
Donovan got his name of "Wild Bill"
from the fact that when he first broke
Into baseball, his control was bad, and
he came near sending two or three
batters to the morgue by hitting them
with pitched balls. If there is one
thing that a big leaguer hates, it Is to
face a pitcher whose control is uncer
tain. , .
There Is an old theory in base
ball that once a man has been "beaned
by a fast one. he will always afterward
be "bat shy." There are too many
examples of this to require citing, but
I will point out tie case of a young
shortstop named "Jack" Martin, once
with the Yankees, who was full of
promise until Walter Johnson "beaned
hiTnere was at another time a pitcher
with the New York Americans named
Schultz, a lefthander, and he used to
beat the Athletics right along prin
cipally through his lack of control,
which sounds funny.
"I don't want to hit against that
bird " said Eddie Collins to me once.
"Yfu can't tell whether he la going to
pop you in the head or throw the ball
into the .grandstand."
Now to come back to "Wild Bill'
Donovan. As I have said, when Dono
van first broke in his control was not
his biggest asset, and he had the bat
ters who faced him worried. They
used to complain about this.
"Here's this 'Wild Bill' Donovan
working today," a batter would mutter,
"and I don't know whether I will go
home In the club bus, an ambulance, or
a hearse. It all depends on how fast
I am in getting out of the way of those
Name Sticks te Bias,
But "Bill," being a smart pitcher,
and realizing that the other clubs were
wanting him out every time he went
to the box, knew that If he would last
in the big league he must get control.
He went to work to acquire this, and
it was not long before he had as nice
control as any pitcher on the Detroit
staff. He did not lose any of his speed
in acquiring this, and so he became one
of the most effeotlve pitchers In the
big league, for he always had a world
cf speed. But the name "Wild Bill"
still stuck, as a nickname often will, in
spite of the fact ihat he could cut the
corners with the best of them.
Donovan made a careful study of the
game, and Hugh Jennings is respon
sible for the statement that he was one
of the craftiest boxmen ever to work
for him. Bill went through several
successful seasons, and then his "soup
bone" began to go back on him. In the
meantime, the Detroit management had
purchased the Providence club in the
International League, and It had
turned out to be a hopeless taiiender.
The Detroit management had intended
this as a "farm" for its young players,
but did not like the idea of owning a
tallend minor league club, sinee there
Is no money in this position on any
circuit As Donovan's days- of big
league usefulness had passed, he was
put in charge of the Providence team,
and, beside the weak aggregation he
was handling then, the New York
Americans look like pennant winners
Wild BUI" Ballds l Teas.
"Wild Bill" went to work carefully
and quietly to build up this club, as he
had worked in the earlier days patient
ly to acquire control In his pitching.
His success in Providence Is now a
matter of history, and he turned his
poor minor league ball club into a pen
Donovan's style of managing a team
is similar in many -respects to that of
George Stallings. He works quietly
and persistently, developing players
and not buying stars. He is a con
structive leader. As a matter of fact,
he Is not taking charge of a bad ball
club in New York. Recently, after the
announcement Of Donovan as manager
of the Yankees. I read this from the
pen of some wit:
" 'Wild Bill Donovan should make
- Some ooay Rouna
good In New York, since he Is used to
minor league clubs."
The present Yankees are not by any
means a minor league aggregation, as
this "crack" would Imply. Donovan
knows baseball, and he knows how to
get the most out of every man, which
is the Stallings secret of success. He
is also familiar with the conditions In
the minor leagues, and Is acquainted
with the abil'ty of the various playcra.
He will pick and develop carefully.
Deavvan'a Saeeess Predicted.
I predict that Donovan will be a suc
cess as a big league runnier, and If
anybody has the notion from what 1
formerly wrote that "Wild Bill" got hl
name because of his habits,-1 want that
to br corrected Immediately. Donovan
also has an excellent knowledge of the
weaknesses and flaws in Amertnaa
League clubs because of his long serv
ice In that organisation. Time and
again, during the world's series, he
called the turn on the mlntakes which
the Athletics made. For Instunce.
when Rudolph made Barry go after a
low curve on a third strike with none
out and men on first and second bases,
and wnen Gowdy and Evera put out
the runner on second by a fast double
play in the fourth game of the serins.
Donovan, sitting in the press stand,
said to me:
"That Play will beat them. This club
can't come back after being shown up
that way "
My hat Is off to "Wild Bill" and he
has my best wishes (or success In New
S3fOKF.ll PLANS COMPLETKO
Bobby Evans to no Prrmittrd to Una
Before Imperial Club.
All arrangements Tor the holding of
the smoker by the Imperial Club In
the Arlon Hall, Second and Oak streets.
Tuesday evening, February , were
A rumor that Bobby Evans would
not be allowed to go on because he
formerly fought professional was set
at rest when District Attorney Evans
said that the .bouts would not be
molested If they were held under the
amateur rules and no money paid to
the boxers. The new club does not
consider a man a professional unless
he earns his livelihood by boxing.
The card follows:
138 pounds Bobby Evans versus Yost
135 pounds Valley Trambetus vsrsus Jack
Wssner. , .
143 pounds "Parley" Tarslour versus Art
110 pounds Abe Gordon versus Jack Reynold"-
18 pounds Dick Wayne vecaus Jlmrale
lleavyweiirht Farmer Burns versus some,
one yet to be ch-n.
SEATTLF. BUYS TWO CANADIANS
Pitcher Murtln and Catcher Barth
Bought From Medicine Hat.
SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 30. (Spe
cial.) President IniRdale. of 8eattlr.
has purchased Pitcher Martin and
Catcher Barth, both of ihe 1S14 Medi
cine Hat club.
Barth led the Western Cnnada
League in batting last season with an
average of .367. He caucht 0 games,
his fielding average being .954.
Martin pitched 31 games lust year
and won 1 9 and lost li.
Tealey Raymond will be the only ohl
timer on the Seattle Infield. Hobby
James will not pluy third base on the
local team the coming season. He
was not reserved.
Catcher Emll Huhn has confirmed
the report that he Jumped to the Fed
erals. He says they offered him so
much money he had to take It
SOX TO BE AT FAIR OPENING
Bate of Trip Advanced at Request "f
American League baseball team will be
a feature of the opening ot me rn-ama-Pacitic
International Exposition at
San Francisco. February 20.
A special request In the form of a
personal telegram to President Comls-
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ey cuiiic iipuoj - -- - -
of the exposition. The message asaed
that the date ot tne Deitinniii
baseball team's Spring training trip be
advanced two days.
All arrangements for the departure of
the entire party February 16 instead ot
February 18 had been completed by
night. Much of the training will be
Hnna t Pisa Robles. according to pres
ent plans of Comlskey.
CALIFORNIA RACING PROPOSKD
New Measure to Provide for Com
mission Offered In fccnale.
SACRAMENTO. Cal.. Jan. 30. Ap
pointment of a State Racing Commis
sion of live members by the Governor
Is sought in a ball Introduced today by
It declares that all racing meets,
limited to 30 days, shall be held un
der control of the commission, that
every person or association holding a
meet must procure a license, that there
shall be no Sunday raring and that
there shall be no poolselllng or book
making. YANKEES REALLY ARE SOLD
Ban Jolinxon Kays Huppcrt Has I'ald
itiwiiitit tn Farrcll.
NEW YORK, Jan. .10. The transfer
of the stock of the New York Ameri
can League baseball club to Jacob Hup.
pert and T. L. Huston was completed
President Ban Johnson sajd that the
new owners had paid the remainder ot
the purchase price due Frank FarrclU
and assumed control of the club.
SALT LAKE PARK OBTAINED
Directors of I'oala Iraguc Team
Sign Lease for Honton 8lle.
c. 1 t n r , i--1-- ci t v 1 . 11 so The
directors of the Salt Lske club of the
Pacllio Coast League ttny signed a
lease for a new ball park.
The site is at Majestic i-ara. six
blocks from the center of the busi
ness district. The stands will be of
concrete and steel.