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TITE STJXDAY OREGOXIAy, PORTXAXD, FEBRUARY 18, 1917.
1917 COAST CLUBS
SEATTLE LIGHTWEIGHT AND PORTLAND 210-POUNDER WHO WILL APPEAR AT ROSE CITT ATHLETIC CLUB NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT.
WAR WOULD CAUSE
American youths who aspire to tennis
championships In 1817.
Ichiya came from Japan last Summer
unknown. Before he returned to
Toklo he had become a sensation. He
played against nearly all the net stars
in America and wasn't really repulsed
until he duelled with George Church
In the National.
He was ranged fifth by the tennis
officials after the season was over a
rating richly deserved. And now. from
the western shores of the Pacific
comes word that he Is all primed for
another leap In this direction and with
the hope of moving a bit higher than
No. 6 in the 1917 standings.
LACK CLASS OF 1916
LULL IN SPORTDOM
Los Angeles Team Looks by
Public Sentiment Expected to
Far the Best This Early,
' Declares Writer.
Frown on Professional
OWNERS ARE RETRENCHING
Comparatively Few New Men ot
High Talent Are Brought Into
League and Little Money Is
Spent, It Is Declared.
' SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 17. (Special.)
'-As the cards are now stacked Just
a week In advance of reporting season
for the Coast League Frank Chance
and the Angels appear to stand out as
the class of the Coast League.
Springtime predictions, however, are
likely to be knocked Into a cocked hat
almost any day with fresh announce
ments from the managers. There is
hardly a club which is not looking
ahead to a man here or there to fiV
this weak spot or that one, and if they
come to hand they will materially
change the situation.
A form chart is naturally defective,
but so far as it counts it will be inter
esting to size up the talent at hand.
And here's the way the clubs look.
Los Angeles Chance has shifted
About hi3 personnel, chiefly so far as
the infield is concerned, but apparently
has made improvements that will off
set his losses. With Gleichmann, Davis,
Goehllng and Vaughn, his Infield
should be stronger. He still has to
figure on a man to replace Wolter, the
brainiest outfielder in the league. The
pitching staff looks good, and If he can
possibly land Rowdy Elliott for the
catching brigade, the Peerless Leader
.will not have to worry much.
Stovall'a Path Rocky.
"Vernon Stovall has a hard task
ahead of him. His Infield, reckoned
the best of the bunch in 1916, has been
shot to pieces, and he is banking large
ly on the men turned over in the Gleich
mann deal men, it must be remem
bered, who were not considered suffi
ciently strong by Chance. Also, it is a
case of a strange manager, and it may
take him some time to get a good line
on his aggregation.
Portland The Beaver team is more
or less a dark horse. McCredie, al
ways bent on the theory that the pub
lic likes new faces, has made his cus
tomary changes. Much depends upon
the pitching staff, and the Portland
hurlers, while men with good records,
are coming chiefly from the smaller
leagues, where records are less im
pressive. "If these pitchers strike a
fast gait, the club may figure, although
the Honolulu jaunt is not going to help.
Salt Lake Salt Lake would have
figured higher up in the running last
season with a more dependable pitch
ing staff. This season the club has
lost Fittery and Piercey, and whether
they have been sufficiently replaced is
something for the future to determine.
The infield Is about the same, and
there are no important outfield
changes. The club would be better off
for a strong catcher. Bernhard Is an
undetermined quantity as well.
Seal Look Weak.
Sin Francisco It is hard to figure
the Seals as a pennant contender. The
club is no stronger in pitchers, weaker
by reason of the going of Ping Bodie
to the Athletics and has not overcome
these points in other directions. The
infield is a source of argument. Corhan
did not show the pep last Fall that was
his the year before, but if he holds to
previous form he will help the club.
Pick at third and Koerner, first, are
questionable quantities. The outfield
will need bolstering and so will the
Oakland One cannot enthuse over
the Oakland club, although Howard has
made some changes that ought to lift
the team out of the slough of despond.
He has a world of youngsters some
thing like 15 but he can't expect any
arge percentage to make good. A
catcher is badly needed, a first chop
man to take the place of Rowdy Elliott.
Even Howard has no well-defined ideas
as to how his infield will be arranged
and that is a mighty Important factor
in the defense of any team. The pitch
ers are a fairish lot, but hardly stand
out as world beaters.
On the whole the league does not
seem to have strengthened and it will
hardly be faster than last year, if as
fast. There are comparatively few new
men of high class being brought into
the league and innumerable trades have
been made within the organization It
self. As It- the East, thia is evidently
a season of retrenchment, with none or
the owners spending any considerable
money to secure new talent.
DUFFY OPPOSES GOING EAST
Pugilist Will Not Take Advantage
of Free Carfare.
There is one first-class ticket from
Portland to New York in the posses
sion of Mike H. Butler, of the Butler
School of Boxing, in the Northwest
building. It was telegraphed the vet
eran yesterday for "Dancing Jimmy"
Duffy, 17-year-old boxing marvel from
Oakland. Now -Duffy does not want to
The transportation waa telegraphed
by Bob McAllister, who is in New York
and wants to bring Duffy back for the
10-round game. It will be returned to
him. according to Duffy, who prefers
to stick around the Northwest for a
year or so. Unless Duffy changes hts
mind, New York fans will have to wait
awhile before looking upon one of the
fastest left hands in the game.
IIEILMANX'S TRADE REPORTED
Humor Has It That Detroit May
Send Him to White Sox..
Rumor is current at baseball head
quarter that Harry Hellmann will be
traded by Detroit to the White Sox
next week. The. idea listens well. The
Sox are in need of a first baseman and
Harry has a big edge on Jack Ness,
Jacques Fournler, Shano Collins and
the rest of the White Sox first-sacking
On the other hand, Detroit is shy on
pitchers, while the Sox have a flock
of them. Clarence Rowland would glad
ly let one of his high-class heavers go
if he could get a first-class first base
man. Hellmann is still in Portland as far
as anyone knows.
Faculties to Play Basketball.
ALBANY, Or., Feb. 17. (Special.)
The faculties of the high schools of
Salem and Albany will meet in a bas
ketball game at Salem next Friday.
These two high schools are old rivals
in athletics, but this will be the first
contest between faculty members.
William Sirl, of Cleveland, wants
J50.000 damages from a physician, al
leging he was kept prisoner in a
plaster cast a week overtime until he
paid his bill.
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FAST CARD IS BILLED
Bronson to Box Pinkman for
Coast Lightweight Title.
OTHER BOUTS SCHEDULED
Jimmy .Duffy, of Oakland, Will Go
on With George Ross, of Van
couver, J3. C, and Knowlton
. Will Box Mltchie.
With the Coast lightweight title at
stake and an opponent who Is known
far and wide as one who slvings
punches constantly, "Muff" Bronson is
expected to show Portland fandom that
he Is "all wool and a yard wide" at
next Friday night's show scheduled for
the Rose City Athletic Club. Eddie
Pinknan, of Seattle, will be the vis
itor who will battle the local lad.
The remainder of the card follows:
122 pounds Jimmy DuTtf. of Oakland, v..
Georgo Roes, ot Vancouver, B. C
135 pounds Walter Knowlton va. Pet
Xlu pounds Joe Clifford vs. . Ben Bord
sen. of Oregon City.
105 pounds Bernle Dillon, of Seattle, vs.
130 pounds Billy Nelson vs. Al Byers.
125 pounds Wlug- Low vs. Carl Martin.
The Rose City Athletic Club has
billed its bouts as being all of cham
pionship caliber. In the main event
it has obtained a boy who is just the
style to make a good battle with Bron
son. "Muff" always shines against
someone who slugs and Pinkman won't
miss doing that.
"Shadow Jimmy" DunTy, who can go
to New York if he says the word, will
have a chance to show Just how good
a boy he really is. In George Ross he
will meet a clever, dangerous opponent.
Although only 18 years old, Ross has
defeated Joe Harrahan, Charley David
son, Billy Nelson, Al Davies (three
times), Weldon Wing and Earl Conners
arid obtained a draw with Bert Hughes,
bantamweight champion of the Pacific
The Walter Knowlton-Pete Mltchie
bout ought to be a hummer. It will
be a clever, seasoned battler against a
strong boy who can hit. Knowlton,
the veteran, is picking tough game in
the younger Mltchie.
Joe Clifford. 210-pound local heavy
weight, will make his first appearance
In a year. He boxed Ike Cohen at the
club across the brink in the Winter
of 1915 and gave the eccentric one a
walloping. Clifford has been boxtng
five years. He was born ln Minneapo
lis, but has lived in Portland off and
on for the last few years.
Wing Low, a Chines boy. boxes Carl
Billy Mascott and Joe Gorman, of
Oakland, will clash over the 10-round
route at Astoria next Thursday.
Frankle Huelat probably will meet
Billy Nelson In a six-round prelim
inary. Willie Ritchie announces himself in
favor of universal military training.
Willie realizes the value of prepared
ness. Once upon a time he tried to
Al McCoy, the technical middleweight
champion, who is signed up with the
celebrated Australian patriot, J. Leslie
Darcy, for a match in New York March
5, had about a dozen battles last year.
He has two knockouts In his 1916
record. He stopped one Jack Ham
mond in two rounds and one Jack Han
Ion in three. Who is Hammond? One
is forced to give it upv Maybe it was
John Craig Hammond or John Hays
Hammond. And Hanlon. One is forced
to pass again.
Albertus boxed Young Ahearn twice
and George Chip once last year. Prob
ably the best effort was the winning
of a 15-round decision over Hughy
Ross at Bridgeport, Conn. Hughy,
say the Eastern critics, is a shifty
young man and can fight a bit.
If you look back over Albertus' rec
ord since he began fighting some eight
or nine years ago you will find that
such aa Billy Murray, Mike Gibbons,
Bartfleld, Wildcat Ferns, Jimmy Clab
by and numerous others have all had
their paste at him, and none succeeded
in knocking him unconscious.
Mike Gibbons, of St. Paul, displayed
rare form the other night in his battle
with Harry Greb, of Pittsburg, at the
National Athletic Club. Philadelphia,
the St. Paul middleweight winning the
six rounds handily. Gibbons dis
played dazzling footwork, was cool
headed and met every effort of the
hard-tolling Greb with blows that
checked the Pittsburg boy's attacks
before they were well under way.
Lincoln Wins Centralla Series.
CENTRALIA. Wash., Feb. 17. (Spe
cial.) -The local Grammar School Soc
cer League was brought to a close
yesterday afternoon, when the Lincoln
team won the championship by de
feating Oakvlew by a score of 2 to 1.
Lincoln played 10 games during the
season, and won eight. The Wash
ington. Edison, Logan and Oakvlew
schools also had teams entered in the
Ellis Can't Hit Southpaw, but
Harl Maggert Can.
Ansel Ontfieldera. in Three Seaaosa,
Show That Hctwern Them TUcy
Carry Terror for Any Pitcher.
FOR the last three years Rube Ellis,
of Los Angeles, has batted .344
against Baum. of San Francisco, while
Maggert of Los Angeles, has batted only
.211 against Baum. A complete reversal
of batting form is shown by these same
two batters when it comes to their
records of three years against a south
paw, Decannlere, of Vernon. Three
year's combined records for Ellis show
that he batted .238 against Decannlere,
while Maggert'e batting for three years
against Decannlere totals up an aggre
gate average of .800.
Batting records of Fills against Baum
for three years follow:
AR H. Pet.
...21 11 .024
,..34 11 .8X4
...33 0 .257
Three years' total 90 81 .844
Batting records 'for three years .by
Maggert against Baum follow:
AB. , H. Pet.
1014 21 i 4 .l'.to
1915 36 7 .14
1916 3S 0 .287
Three year's total ......... 95 20 .211
Batting records for three years by
Ellis against Decannlere follow:
AB. H. Prt.
1014 23 8 .150
1015 Ifl 4 .250
iaia 23 7 .804
Three year's total 00
Maggert's three years'
against Decanniere follow:
Three year's total
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These fair nlmrods were snapped at the Laurel House Gun Club, of Lakewood. N. J., last week and the young
buds are going In for trapshoottng rather seriously under the able direction of Mrs. Belle G. Earle, herself a reg
ular devotee of the blue-rock sport. Many of them were a little gun shy at first, but they fast overcame that
difficulty, Tf Uncle Ram needs them they .say that they are ready.
MULLEN LIKES WEST
Washington Boy Won't Be
With New YorkAmericans.
NORTHWESTERN IN AIR YET
League to North Still II aa No Sched
ule Though Usual Reporting Dato
Is Only Month Away Teams
' Lineups In Good Shape.
BY PORTTJS BAXTER.
SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 17. (Special.)
Charlie Mullen, former captain and
first baseman of the University of
Washington baseball team, who re
ceived so many flattering press notices
In Gotham's big newspapers last Sum
mer, will not be with the New York
Americans this coming season, despite
all reports to the contrary! There is no
guesswork about this statement.
Charles told me so himself.
Mullen Is anxious to play ball this
year in the Coast Leagae, but up to date
he has not broached the matter to any
of the class AA managers, although he
has had the matter up before "Wild
Bill" Donovan, pilot of the New York
Donovan thinks that Toledo is the
right place to locate Mullen and has
come to an agreement with" Roger
resnahan, the former big league catch
er and manager, who is now In control
of that club. Although nothing has
come out about the matter In the East
ern newspapers It is evident that all
the other big league clubs have agreed
to let Donovan have his way In placing
Mullen with Toledo, otherwise Donovan
would not have gone to the trouble of
carrying negotiations from his side of
the fence to a conclusion with Bres
nahan. The reason Charlie Mullen figured in
the New York papers so much last sea
son was because he delivered safe hits
at the climax of Important -ganSs. as
well as playing an acceptable" game at
second base when Joe Gedeon, the for
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Right Mrs. Hamilton Hill, Miss Roaelyn Morey, Miss Elspeth Pateraoa
mer Coast League star, was out of the
game for one reason or another.
Mullen will remain In Seattle only
few days, as he Intends visiting his
father and mother, who are now mak
ing their home In Billings, Mont.
e e e
Although the usual reporting date of
the Northwestern League is only a
month away, the schedule has not been
prepared. Postponements of the meet
ing at which such business Is looked
after hava been in order, and in view, of
the subject which now holds the center
of the stage the league Is to be com
mended rather than censured for ap
The present plan of President Blew
ett Is to hold the schedule meeting in
Spokane about March 4." What will be
done depends much on the develop
ments In the war situation. We are
given to understand that the major
leagues will operate even If It does
reach a stage where the country Is en
gaged In actual warfare, but the big
fellows may revise their verdict.
During the past three years minor
leagues have had a hard time to live
when the United States was at peace.
and in some portions of it traveling
last under the spur of temporary pros
perity. Without war in its true sense
the Pacific Northwest may stage some
thing of a "come-back" In baseball this
coming season, but with It, only the
cleverest maneuvering would enab'e
the clubs to live through the season.
No one can blame the Northwestern
League for proceeding cautiously.
Despite threatening clouds the North
western League clubs are well lined
up. So many new names appear on
tna rosters that it Is useless to at
tempt to figure relative strength. This
can be said of Seattle: On paper, the
club looks much better than the ag
gregatlon of 1918. After the first week
last year it was evident Manager Rav
mond did not have the batting strength
to maite nis team rorminable.
Seattle has released Third Baseman
Healey and Outfielder Royal Shaw. It
should be pointed out that Shaw's con
tract called for a release. haw Is now
Kelso Defeats Kalama.
KELSO. Wash.. Feb. 17. (Special.)
Kel so High School's basketball team
had little trouble defeating Kalama
High school on the local floor last
night by a score of 23 to 7. The Kelso
players put up an aggressive, close-
guarding style of game and kept their
opponents covered throughout. The
teams: Kalama, A Hoggatt and
Comer, forwards; Rosenboom, center;
G. Hoggatt and Watkins. guarda
Kelso, Rewey and Davolt, forwards;
Dahlqulst, center; Burcham and
Bortchett, guards. Tlerney, referee.
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Photo njr Underwood.
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LEAGUE GATES MAY CLOSE
Possibility Already Taken Into Con-
sideration by Ban Johnson, Presi
dent of Americans Boxers
Would Bo Unpopular.
In the event of war and a general
call for men. professional and amateur
sport in America, will In fact, must
The spectacle of a lot of husky fel
lows engaging in baseball or other
athletic endeavor, particularly for hire.
at a time when the Nation required
Just their type of physical manhood
would be wholly intolerable.
It was not so at the time of the
Spanish-American war. perhaps, but
that was a different War. If there is
a conflict now, and the assembling of
a great body of men and the grim
work by land and sea la undertaken,
the baseball leagues, if they are salrted
by that time, will probably close their
In fact. Byron Bancroft Johnson,
president of the American League, and
his associates have already considered
the contingency of war and are map
ping out a course to be pursued should
there be a widespread call to the col
ors. This course. It la declared, will
be nothing more or less than the clos
ing down of the professional game.
Baseball, football and all other man
ner of sport would wither before the
blast of patriotic feeling that would
follow a call for men. Can you imagine
a couple of boxers attracting anything
but a few well-aimed and decadent
eggs If they attempted mixing at a
time when soldiers and sailors were
required by the country for the busi
ness ot war?
There are in America at this time
a number of borers who, by every
right, should be serving their home
lands. The list Includes several who
are regarded as topliners in the ring.
Some have been severely criticised;
others have escaped notice. All have
gone along getting engagements and
making money. It remains to be seen
what sort of engagements they get,
however, when America commences to
realize what a slacker really meana.
Barney Dreyfuss says that he has
lost $70,000 on the Pirates In three
Jhere is one team in the National
League that can run along at its pres
ent gait without losing $70,000 in three
years. One refers to the Cardinals,
The owner of the Cardinals won't
see $70,000 in three years.
Connie Mack won't lose $70,000 In
three years, either, unless he hires
about nine teams a year at the salary
rate ot last season. ,
The stove league finished its Winter
season when the Beavers pulled out
of here last Tuesday night for the land
Monte Cross Is the author of the
suggestion that pitchers be compelled
to cut out the wlndup before pitching
in order to let the batters have a bet
ter opportunity to connect with the
The big leagues are at outs over the
plan for conducting the world s series
in the future. John IC Tener wants
to charge all he can get and split the
money up between teams of the
league, while Ban Johnson wants to
keep the price down and let the two
contending teams get it all.
There is no doubt the war scare
dumped a lot of cold water on the
baseball players and their strike.
Manager Fred Yapp Mitchell, of the
Cuba, has left Boston to reside in Chi
President Fraxee, the new owner of
the Red Sex, has come to the con
elusion that he has bitten off a pretty
large chunk of trouble by buying a
ball club. Two-thirds of the members
of the world's champions want a raise
in pay, and he had been led to believe
that he could cut down his salary list.
Sports of All Sorts.
L CAP" ANSON gave to the Pitts
burg club the nickname of Pi
rates. And he waa a furious
peeved person the day he did it!
Until 1890 the Pittsburg club was
known aa the "Allfshenies." That was
the year that it Dad one or the worst
teams 10 its htetory and Chicago, cap
talned and manafed by Anson, one of
the best. The season was nearlng its
close. Chicago was racing Into the
stretch with Brooklyn. The Colts had
a five-game series scheduled with the
Alleghenles, who were playing 150
baseball at that time.
"Here's where we cinch the bunting,
exclaimed "Cap" Jubilantly. The series
began, whereupon the Pirates, to the
astonishment of the baseball world,
won every one of those five games and
beat the Colts out of the pennant,
causing Anson to roar:
"They're pirates that's what they
are d d pirates."
The newspapers printed the yowl of
JCap" and from that day on the Alle
ghenles became known as the Pirates,
Thought Kns Monkey Togs.
Loud clothes were a passion with Tod
Sloan during the hey-dey of his ca
reer. And that reminded an old racing
enthusiast of one of the many stories
that have been told about the world
Tod, seeking a bit of seclusion, went
to a small English inn 10 years or so
ago, with three or four trunks. He
got a hurry-call to London, answered
It and didn't go back to the little
hotel for a month or so.
Meanwhile, the Innkeeper got anx
ious over Ted's failure to show up and
pay his bill.
"Oh, you shouldn't worry" consoled
a friend. "You've got two or three
trunkfuls of his clothes as a security."
"But, my dear man." wailed the pro
prietor," they're no good to me, be
cause I haven't got a monkey to put
The next number of the progremme
will be a sketch entitled "Too Proud
to Fight," with Mr. Les Darcy. an
Australian refugee, in the leading role.
Ichiya Kumagae mav come hack.
which possibility does not generate a
feeling of Joy in the bosnms of the
K. H. BRTANT. Editor.
Phone Tabor 621X
Head Quarter Portland ChMta and frhacVer
Club. 101 Washington building annex. Fourth
ana asning-ion streets. A welcome for all.
Communications and contributions solicited.
Send to 143 East TMrty-fifth street. Port
(The Orejronlan. February 18. 1917.)
PROBLEM NO. 401.
Contributed bv Charles T. Davla 4 West
Twenty-sixth street, Minneapolis. Minn. Mr.
Davis accompanted his contributions with a
subscription tor The Sunder Orcon!an.
Xii.Aii.. au. li. 12. 13. la. lo, 0.
WHITE. IS. 19. 21. 23. 13. 2T. 28. 32.
Black to play and draw.
PROBLEM NO. 402.
By M. H. C. Warden.
This wns a prise problem published In
the American Checker Review November 14.
The Trouble Arrow. -BLACK
KINGS ON 4. 8. 12, 21. 23. 29.
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WHITE KINGS. S. 11. IS, IS, 22. 3(1.
White to move and win.
PKOBLKM NO. 403.
This Is an end Fame arrived at from a
Souter opening by the editor.
llluck men on 3. 5. 6. 7. 11. It. 1. !
White men on 13. 14. 20. 23. 2."s ti, 27. 82.
Black to move and white to win.
PROBLEM NO. 404.
An endlnr between R. R. Statte and the
editor at the clubroom. Most excellent for
besumers. Old Timer, you solve It without
movlns the men.
Black men on 1. 8. a. 12. 20. White men
on 13. 19. 21, 22. 32. White to play and win.
Problem No. 3W7 Black. 8. IS. 20. 23;
kinis. 31. White. 25, 1'S. 30. 32: kinir. 11.
Black to play and draw: 23-2il(A. XO-23.
31-20. 23-1S. 13-17. 11-15. 17-21.. Drawn!
A 13-17. 20-24. 20-27. 25-22. 17-20. 11-15.
0-9. 13-18. 9-13. 18-14. Drawn.
Problem No. 8! Black. 3. 8. 11; klnirs.
24. 20, 27. White. 6, 15. 18. 1st. 22; kincs.
lo. 2. White to play and win: 6-KA. 20-17
15- 14. 11-1S. 2-0. 24-15. 10-11. 17,10. 0-22!
8-11(1, 8-8. -10. 8-12. 22-2H. 27-23! 2
19-15. 23-80. 15-8. 12-10. 10-15. 30-20. 8-11.
16- 20. 15-19. 20-31. 11-13. Wlute wins. A
2-7. 20-17. 7-1. 24-20. Drawn.
Variation 1. 97-32. 1-0. 82-28. 6-10. 29-32
19- 10. 32-2S. 22-1S, 8-12. 10-11. 2S-24. 18-l.v
24-2S. 13-19. 2S-32. 19-24. 32-2S. 11-15. 2S-1S.
15-24. 12-10. 10-13. 10-20. 24-27. 3-7. 15-19!
7-10. 27-82. 10-14. 19-24. 20-27. 32-23. White
wins. Var. 2 11-15. 19-24. 27-20. 10-19.
20- 10. 19-15. 10-20. 20-23. 20-24. 23-19. 24-28.
13-18. White wins.
Problem .No. 8:9 Black. 7. 19; kings. 11.
27. 31. Wtilte. SO; hlnKS, . 14. 18. Blark
to move and win: l'J-21. 0-10. 81-20. 10-3
20-22. 18-25. 23-20. 80-23. 27-U. Black win-.
Problem No. 400 Black. 1. 6. 10. 11. 12,
?1. 22. White. 3. 18. ll. 20. 27. SO. 31.
hlte to move and draw: 27-23. 22-25 1S-14
10-17. 23-18. 23-29IA. 19-13. 2!-25. 13-8.
23-22. 18-15. 22-18. 13-11. 18-14. Drawn. A
0-10. Sl-20. 10-13. 19-10. 23-29. 10-7. 29-25.
18-15. 11-18, 20-22. Drawn.
Solutions have been received from Harry
Baker. A. C. McCutcheon. Ira Withrow.
Ishuc tireenbatlm. A. A. Shnuinni. A P.
Jones. Charles T. Davis. Oreirus. Rex Dalean.
teore McDonald. F. E. Bern. J. Graham. J.
Denholm and mil.
UhurlfS T. Davis writes of Ceorge Mc
Donald's solution to problem No. S83: It
carries too much Lumber Jack and is cum
bersnm. The position is Black 3. 21; kings.
-Wnite "2- krKS. 1. 30. Play
1R-23. 81-20. 23-10. 20-22. 19-13. 22-17. 15-10.
17- 13(1. 10-0. 13-17. 30-20. 21-25 20-SO
23-a. 8-10, white wins. Var. 1 If 17-22.
10-0. 22-25, 30-20. white wins.
GAME NO. 2UO.
By Harry Glbhs. City.
9- 1 S
2- 0 24-19
81-20 i 30-20
A This Is the celebrated aid impregnable
defense of Beattle and Martins.
. B Here Messrs. Beattle and Martins con
tinue with 0-9. 20-23. etc.. making It com
paratively easy sailing for whites. but
against 10-19 I ' have been unable to dis
cover a draw for whites. What say the
critics? I shall await your verdict with In
terest. c White's choice of moves at this stage
Variation 1. 27-23(2. -9.. u.ia
31-24. 9-18. 24-19. 15-24. 22-15. 7-11.
11-18. 82-27. 2-0. 26-22. 3-7. 22-13.
Variation 2 24-20. 0-9. 27-23(8
32-10. 8-12. 81-27. 12-19. 27-23. 3-8.
8-12. Black wins.
Variation 8 14-10. 7-14. 27-23. S-T(D
23-16. 8-12. 82-27. 12-19. 27-23. ll-ld. 20-1L
T-10. 81-27. 2-0. 27-24. 9-13. 24-20, 7-1L
25-21. 6-9. Black wine.
D Only move to win.
OA ME NO. 29T.
Played at Minneapolis. Minn., between
Charles T. Davis and the gentleman whom
1 believe to be the "Lumber Jack." of Ore
gon. May 8. 100L Lumber Jack played
11-15 B-14 14-18 13-18
24-20 22-17 i3-14 24-19
8- 11" 13-22 1O-20 2- O
28-24 25- 9 19-10 19-15
9- 13 B-14 7-14 1- 5
23-19 29-23 30-23 82-28
- 9 4- 8 11-15 0- 9
20-23 25-22 81-20 15-10 W.
GAME NO. "ns.
Will o' the Wisn.
c- J- Davis. black. O. A Pierce, white
11-13 12-10 20-22
2S-1U 29-25 11-18
9-1.1 12-10 22-15
22- 18 6- 9 10-2O
17-23 20-13 28-24
23- 18 1-5 3- T
7-11 80-20 24-19
10-1 1 (A Black
19-15 9-14 20-24B
10-19 IS- 9 27-20
24-15 6-14 7-11
A 18-12, 8-11. 121-17. 14-21.
B Varies from Shaffer's 13-17.
or 7-10 or 8-12 and whit vim
Inquirer E. H. Payne lives at OSS Eliza
beth street. San Francisco, Cal. He recently
visited the experts at Kan Quentln. where
he played 28 games, playing four boards
simultaneously, only losing two games. The
boys believe he le a coming champion.
Have two banner problems for next Issue,
one from Oregus and one from Harry Baker
Joseph Drouillard Send those games and
hug yourself for me.
A. P. Jones Have received the beautiful
souvenir of the third annuel tournament of
the North Dakota State Checker Associa
tion. Thanks for the Insertion commending
The Oregonlan checker and cheaa depart
ments to Eastern players.
A. C. McCutcheon sends play to maintain
a draw In problem No. Soo: Black. 8. ft
kings. 15. 20. White. 12, 82; kings? 8? 17
20-23. 17-14. 23-19. 14-17. 5-9. 17-13, 9-14!
82-27. 19-10. 27-23. 16-20. 8-4, 13-llT 23-lJ
A 20-24. 4-8. 54-18 or 11-4, 18-9. I may
possibly be wrong.
Newel W. Banks, world's checker cham
pion, will give an exhibition or simultaneous
and blindfold play In checkers and cheas at
the Elks' building Tueedsy night.
All bareain-dav rushes wr
classed in November in Mount Carmel
Pa., when a farmer sold fresh eggs at
32 centa a dozen. He hnd not been to
market for six weeks and did not know
that the price had Jumped to fin centa