The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, February 17, 1904, Page 9, Image 9

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Good Referees Are Scarce . Humble Start of
Champion Gans Racing Results ;lL Bowling ;
Notes BiUyIvigne in- Amateur Spokane"
a rworiirsT. '
Many pugilist have had humble be
ginnings, but- the career of Joe Gans,
Is unique, Gans began life as a cleaner
of fish, in - a market in Baltimore 'and
but for an i accident would: never have
been "in the' fighting business 1 today.
Several years ago a well-know sporting
mart wont td Baltmore and Induced
Ma nnger ' Kernan ; of U Kertia n's Menu -mental
theatre to run boxing shows in
the Monumental amphitheatre "after the
regular performance. , ln order to whet
i the appetite of the, crowd for aome of
the preliminary bouts a battle royal be
tween negroes t was put' on.'
Although' the sum offered was' small,
i almost ', every negro with ; fistic . ambi
tions In Baltimore entered, and at every
ulinw thesa battles rrival martn a. Mar htK
One . night Gans, who had' just returned
. from work, made an application to enter
one of the contests. . He was' asked
whether he had any experience and he
frankly admitted that he had not, but
was willing, to try.,;- -V f--
"But ' you ' know what these battle
royals are don't yout" he .was told.
-"You've got to flghfand mix it up atl
the time, and if you quit you don't get
anything, ..' see?" ' Gans' saw and 'went
on. He was very successful and made
an impression. After that Gans entered
in the preliminary bouts, for which he
received' the munificent amount of H
whether he won or lost Gans had a
peculiar style. : While not clever then
he had a hard blow and delivered it at
random His best blow jit the time was
a wicked drive for the stomach, and
. when it landed his opponent usually
took to the boards for the full count '
Al Herford at the time was Interested
in a restaurant on Canton avenue, near
Broad way,, and a boxing enthusiast He
took a great fancy to Gans and offered
to bark him whenever he fought
"But 1. don't know enough as yet"
said Guns, " and you might lose your
money." . . - v
"But I'm satisfied to take a chance,"
was Herford's reply, "and from that
time on Herford became Gans' backer
. and manager. ,N ..'-.. ;;;:..
, Many ; Sard' Battle. '
No other pugilist has fought so many
really hard battles as Gans. . When
box I nil flourished In the . east Gans
fought frequently. Even fo this day
Gans indulges on the average in about
one fight a week. He Is probably the
craftlestboxer ln therlngtodayout
side of Kid McCoy. He has the pe
culiar faculty of being able to pick out
. the vulnerable point and goes about it
as unhesitatingly as a surgeon with a
knife. Withal he' is the most merciful
and will not injure or torture an oppo-
nent If he can help it An alluetratlon
of this quality occurred In his first mill
with Willie Tltsgcrald at ' Ban Fran
.Cisco;',--';,'.; ''. :.,'.-.. '
After the fifth round Gana had all the
better of his rival and could have easily
jabbed Fltsgerald, and hurt him by land
ing frequent blows. Fitzgerald's guard
was not good, but somehow he kept nls
jaw well , protected. Gans. however,
was laying- for a knockout and when the
opportunity came he applied It in fine
hape. After the combat the pair met
, Fltsgerald, but for a few bruises, was
otherwise' unscathed.- Gans. after In
tently looking at , Fltsgerald'a counte
nance, saldr "I'm glad. Willie, that I
did not cut you up. Tou know I .had
plenty of chances to do so tonight had
I wished to. But that la not my game.
1 want to win as quickly as I can with
out hurting anybody. That's the only
way to get along and make friends In
this business." , ,
Fltsgerald was much struck by the
manly assertion, and the Brooklyn boy
has an exalted opinion of the negro
both as a man and a pugilist
Gans is one' of the many priaeflghtera
who does not. save' his .money. He is
very liberal and an inveterate gambler.
He backs himself In every fight and
dallies with almost every known game
of chance. Gans Is what many persons
term a born pugilist and many be
lieve that In his ' class afc present
he has ' no peer. Gans' best blow
Is, for the Jaw. It seems to start from
nowhere, but gets there with dlrectnesm
He has little awing to' the blow, but It
is landed 'with such precision and ter
rific force that the recipient of such a
punch is usually' put out, for several
minutes. Gans does not believe In fancy
boxing, but short and effective smashes.
, v . (Journal Special Service.) i ,
Eugene, Or.,' Feb. 17. Manager C. A.
Burden of the University of Oregon bas
ketball team has arranged a game be-
'tween his team and the Willamette uni
versity team to be played here Friday
evening, February 19. Willamette has a
good team,-but the University of Oregon
boys expect to win. In the games played
so far this season by-the local team
they have lost but hope to break the
hoodoo when Willamette comes.
( A. W. Papa, the champion amateur
oarsman of the coast has retired. Pape
Is well known In this city, having par-
iicipaita in nnnt ivwmi tfcais on
the Columbia.
On account of Its frightful hUtooasBasa, Mood
IVilaoniug to com mon 1 J railed the King ( All
Ilata. It may b sltbrr bmdttary or eon
tracttd. One th system Is tainted with It. tha
rttwaw may nanifesl Iticlf In the form of Berof
nla, Ecwaia. Rbsumatle Pains. Stiff or fiwollrs
Joluta, Eruptions or Ooppar-Colorvii Rpota oa tho
Fare or Body, Ultla l'lcra In tbo slontb or oa
the Tonga. Sore Tbroat, Swollen Tonal la. Falling
out of the Hair or Eyahrows, sod Anally a la-roua-llko
Dacay of tbo Fleab and Bonos. If yna
hava any of thcos or similar syiuptonu, r-t
IIROWX'S BUK)I CURB, luimodlatoly. . Tbls
ttaatrocnt Is practically tbo rosult of life mrk.
It coutaloa ao dansarous drns or injmioos med
icines of sny kind. It tors to tb very bottom
of tho dlsoaao snd force out every particle of
laipurtty. Bona srory alf.n and symptom dtaas
peais, ooropl'tcly and forever. Tbo blood, ttis
tlaaaos, tba flcsb, tb bonrs and tb wboliT
tcm are rleanaod. purified snd restored to per.
fiel braltn, and tbo patient prepared anew fw
the dntles and pleaaure of life. BKOWN S
PIOOD CCRE. a bottle, lasts a month.
Made hr PB. BROWN. SAJ Arch St.. Pblladel.
hi. KnC mmm In Pnrtlenri anlr bv frank Kan
' rortiaad Hotel pbarmacy. (-
(Journal Hjpecial Sort Ice.)
New York.' Feb. 17. After 30 years'
existence In name only.the Grand Circuit
of trotting tracks will .be regularly or
ganized ,and Incorporated, thus effecting
reforms that have bten Jong demanded
in harness racing. - The ' schema- .had
been discussed -for. a1 long time, but it
was only at the meeting of the board of
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, This latest photograph . of Hanlon shows his wonderful crouching posi
tion., Hanlon Is at present In Philadelphia, where he was matched yesterday
to meet George Decker In a six-round contest in that city. '
stewards of the Grand Circuit at Cleve
land about three weeks ago that the
flrsti steps were'- taken for permanent
organisation. . v. ; ,
Then D. J. Campau of Detroit presi
dent of the board of stewards, appointed
a committee to formulate plans, , and
this committee- .met Saturday at the
Victoria hotel.' All the members were
present. Including C. M. Jewett. secre
tary of the Readvllle. Mass., track; C. A.
McCully. secretary of the - Brighton
beach meeting; A.- II. ' Moon, ' secretary
of Narragansett park. Providence, R. I.;
H. K. Devereu; representing the Cleve
land association nd HrK. Sheppard, I
secretary, or tne tJotumDus. unto, jjriv
ing club. ' D.. J.' Campau was unanimous
ly' elected" chairman. .'
Without any opposition, the name de
cided upon was the Grand Circuit' There
will be five. Incorporate members, ' all
presidents of their respective associa
tions, and it Is understood that the com
mittee selected men attached to th five
senior tracks of the circuit which -means
Detroit Columbus,; Cleveland, Beadvllle
and Providence.. , ' '. ', . t ;
.The cost of obtaining a franchise in
the Grand Circuit was placed at $1,000,
which will Include dues for tha first
year. After that prlod the dues will
be $250 .a year. Any reputable person
will be ' admitted to membership, but
severe : restrictions ' have been :, placed
around those ambitious to be elected
on the, board of stewards. The --vote in
such cases must te unanlmoua
In t"he latest Issue of the Bt. Louis
Sporting : News. Revere Rodgers, Its
Washington (D. C) correspondent, has
the following to say about Fred Ely on
the ball field:
"And speaking of humorists, do you
know who was about the most naturally
funny man to . play the game?. Arlje
Latham? Not on your life! Fred Ely
who was shortstop on the Pittsburg team
nearly a dosen years, waa the lad. Fred
was a humorist, though on the panto
mimic order. .Ills mlrth-provoklng pro
clivities lay aolely In hla grotesque ac
tions. I have seen Ely at the bat during
morning practice convulse .his' team
mates and every one else simply by his
ridiculous movements. He appeared to
possess, the-most pliable body of any
man I 'ever saw or heard tell of. Iln
could twist himself. Into sit manner of
ludicrous postures, while his eccentrici
ties of action were so wide and vsrled
that I ' am confident had tie so chosen
lie could have made a fortune on the
stage in tha role of a professional pan
tomlmist . I 'have seen Dan Leno, the
English pantomlmlst.' but I question
whether he has any greater natural abil
ity than- was Fred Ely, Certainly the
latter has amused me far more than the
former has ever done," ' ". " " " -:
- (Journal Special Berviee.) ' . "
Spokane, Wash., Feb. 17. Ben Win
gs rd, who promoted the Oglesby-Rowen
fight at Bandpolnt Is now trying to ar
range for a fight between Oglesby, the
winner, and Herrera. It Is thought that
the Mexican will accept the . offer . and
meet the former Montana champion. -
The fight at Bandpolnt Monday is gen
erally -considered to have been the beat
that has been, pulled off In that section.
"Silent- Rowen appeared to have the
best of it up to the ninth round,' when
Oglesby knocked , the silent ' man out
Oglesby appeared to be holding in re
serve all the time and to have the neces
sary punch when needed. In the pre
ltmlnaries "Dummy" Rwen knocked out
Hayes, and Sullivan won from Bruce.: ;
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New York, Feb. 17. Tom Jenkins and
HJalmer Lundirr,' the Swedish' champion
wrestler, have completed their work of
preparation and are in readiness for the
mixed , style ' wrestling bout . in whtc&
they are to engage tonight in Prospect
hall, Brooklyn, It wilt be the first time
the two have met on the mat and con
siderable' Interest - is manifested In the
result - , ' .' ' ' , ; '
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.', Curtis - O. Redden,' Michigan's foot
ball and baseball captain, 'lias signed a
ryitraet to roach' the Indiana Medical
college at' Indianapolis in-footbalL -
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raw ' as tight ; ornciAxa
-The- necessity of having' a. clear
headed ring referee; in all boxing bouts
of . importance has ' been demonstrated
thoroughly during the past three wetsks.
, There la probably no position In any
athletic contest which .offers more op
portunities for mistakes than of the
referee of boxing. Under the circum
stances only referees who have demon
strated that they understand the. boxing
rules thoroughly and have the ' ability
to think and-act quickly should be al
lowed to officiate at bouts of importance.
Much adverse comment has been caused
by the lack of precision on the part of
those who acted aa referees In bouts
within .the past, ten days, and In 'one
case a deliberate wrong was inflicted
upon one principal through the lack of
Judgment displayed by the referee. -
In the battle between Harry Forbes
and Abe At tell the former easily had
the better of it until the fifth round,
when he rushed the latter to the ropes.
Attell sidestepped ana Forbes plunged
part way through the : ropes, one of
which passed under his chin and held
him practically helpless. - While in this
position and endeavoring to get a foot
hold, Attell deliberately swung a blow
to Forbes' Jaw from : behind, which
knocked him out The referee allowed
the same, and Forbes lost the. battle,
which should have gone to him on a
foul, for the Marquis of Queensberry
rules distinctly, provide that a fighter
hanging helpless on-the ropes
considered down, and to hit an oppo
nent while down ,1s the meanest kind of
a fouL ' ''-.,:'".-. vvt
' ' A Case In Polat . ,
',' Another case' ill point wss the action
of the referee when. Jack. O'Brien.' s sec
onds threw a sponge Into the ring while
the latter, was down as the . result of
the ,blow delivered .by Tommy, Ryan.
This move has from time Immemorial
been considered the alga of defeat yet
the referee deliberately .Ignored It and
continued to give O'Brien the benefit ot
the count instead of calling for his sec
onds to carry him to his cornec. Sev
eral attempts . to explain the sponge
throwing episode tby , O'Brien's seconds
have failed to exonerate thereferee, for
If it was an accident as claimed, the
referee could not have been cognisant ot
it at the time. Manager Perrettl, who
looks after Ryan's interests, Is quoted as
claiming that O'Brien was out for more
than 10 seconds allowed y ; the rules.
He eays: . . ' ;
"Regarding the sponge-throwing af
fair, McCoy first tried to throw water on
O'Brien, but he couldn't do It very well,
so threw the sponge In his face.-,. Even
that didn't revive him. u,There were two
distinct fouls, but the referee refused
to allow' either of them. At the time,
the sponge was thrown-Into the ring'
the referee was counting over O'Brien.
When the sponge came In he stopped
counting, walked over and kicked It out
then returned and . resumed counting.
O'Brien had been out more than 10 sec
onds then. - ' .
. Xaelas Waa Timekeeper.' .
.."Joe Machlas, Kid Carter's manager,
was Ryan's timekeeper, and when the
b11 sounded the end of the round,' Ma
cias protested, saylnar there was. still
over 10 seconds. ' Besides. McCoy had
already thrown the sponge Into the ring,
but the referee refused to recognise us.
Macias wanted me to protest, but to do
it I would have had to climb into the
ring, and as soon as v I did. that we
would have been disqualified on a foul
and O'Brien would have got J.he fight": .
The action of the referee made little
difference, as It turned out,, for even
O'Brien's townsmen admitted that Ryan
was his master, but If the conditions
had been reversed and O'Brien had been
robbed of a knockout over the holder
of the middleweight champion the atory
would have, been a 'different one. All
of w hich goes te show that the man who
attempts to referee 'a ring battle for a
championship has got to know what ha
Is there for and - be prepared ; for' any
emergency that may arise., "- .i y ; -
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';,;.'CAPTAXir XOX.MS8 TAXX.. . '
Captain '. Holmes. Cornell's crack bas-
kettmll plsyer, - faiKrd in the January
examinations. His absence
will be a
.big loss to the teanu.
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"At present there are 2,121 organised
clubs for golfing In the United States,
Including the - country clubs equipped
with facilities for the . sport"- - says
Ralph D. Paine,' In The World's Work.
"For. golf clubs and balls ' $2,000,000 Is
spent, annually,, and In "1902 , American
golfers used 1,800,000 balls, a trifling but
Impressive detail - of statistics. Club
houses, equipment... and the land .-used
for golf courses represent investments
of $20,006,000.. It j Is far, from sound
doctrine' that this wealth' would have
been better spent In building scores of
factoriea and In, giving employment to
thousands, of persons. There can be'
too -many factories for the demands of
consumption, but there can never be a
surplus of health and vigor in the work
ing community. .r"--
cmssosvs' BBOTxn a sBAnomss
The sale of The Hangman, a brother
of Cresceus, for $23,000 recalls the fact
that another relative of Cresceus Is
drawing a dray in Detroit and has a
value of about $23. This nag is the
once celebrated Pringle Boy, which waa
expected to be a great trotter, but raced
himself to pieces while a youngster. .
Pringle Boy sold for a big price when
a 2-year-old. Ttie youngster, a gray,
and one "year :' younger , than Cresceus,
was a speedy stepper, but broke down in
his fourth year and .was sold. J ,. ;
For a time he drew a laundry wagon,
but was found rather, skittish, as be had
a 'habit of starting out to beat some
of ' the fancy-looking nags .when they
came -down the street abreast of htm,
and It took. a strong driver to keep him
from getting away. -
Now. Cresceus' .brother Is peacefully
ending, his life as the motive" power for
a livery wagon, ; In which he carries
weight lh the shape of trunks and other
heavy Impediments. ' 1 ? :
''; jacx ' o'eomrsu EiaancD.
' (Jnornsl Speciaf Service.) ' "'' ' , :
- San'Frariclsco, Feb. 17. Jack O'Con
nell has signed with President Bert, to
officiate as umpire In. the Coast league
during the' coming' season. ' This com
pletes the Coast league staff. The other
two are Harry Colgan and Jack Huston.
frrnnrrsrDB win.
The Sunnyslde boys': brigade-defeated
the Alblna boys' brigade In a hotly
contested game of basketball, by a score
of S to . -
XMAxwaxa to zjiao.
- Alvln Kranslin will coach Milwaukee
high sprinters who are going Into the
Central association championships. . ;
Season is approaching.
' The reorganisation is also coming.
Many will be surprised at the changes.
Jay Andrews will leave tomorrow for
Sioux City, where he will manage a team
representing that city. . . . . t
Jay was severely censured last year,
but he was more sinned against : than
sinning. ' , -",.'.- 'A'
"I don't take any stock In that propo
sition." says Leo Peterson, and the by
standers wondered when -he sold his
holdings. '.
Did Andy Anderson ever get that suit
he won for knocking a home run? Andy
intends leaving . sooq. and Although he
doesn't need any clothes, it would look
better if he were given what 'was due
him. t. , ' :'.' .' " v - - -: ,
It. was reported - yesterday i that? tht
ladies-will not have to pay this season
to see the games. Tbls Is the proper
spirit Anyway, It's the "year" thaf
would mean extra policemen to ' keep
them from Jumping over the fence, ;
Eastern and California races by di
rect wire' We accept commissions by
"phone" on ' above races from respon
sible parties. We also receive -comnils
sions for all leading sporting' events in
I any pi
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(Jonrnal Special Service.)
- Spokane-, Wash., Feb. 17. Spokane is
to have a series - of amateur- boxing
matches la the near future. Billy !
vigne, who has been handling the ama
teur shows 1n Seattle and Belllngham,
says he will probably start the game
here and arrange championship amateur
goes with the representative of the
different cities In the state.- ; '-',
: Billy Lavlgne says there : is -not 1 a
great deal of money In the amateur
game of itself, but . that ' it stlmulktes
the manly art and In time may develop
several champions. In Seattle, he claims,
it has worked well and some excellent
matches have been the result He Is
now anticipating the forming of such
clubs in Spokane, though be is not yet
certain of having the contests here. He
says that - If thlnga . keep looking as
favorably as they do now he will do so.
His plan Is to get good men in three
classes .. arrange . four-round boxing
matches for medals and then to arrange
matches 'between the Spokane and Se
attle champions.. If Portland gets into
line . It will also be Included in the
circuit '. ( - .' .- .
Leo Long, the man who took away
the money of the Butte sports who backed
Herrera, says he is willing to meet
any . of . the lightweights in Spokane.
Lavlgne bellevea it doubtful about get
ting Gans. here. .' Ho believes. Dave Sul
livan, who is . to fight Toung Corbett
will meet Long In Spokane, as the for
mer 'fighter can . pass through . here on
his way home. Long will communicate
with Sullivan at once and try and ar
range the plans for. the conflict.
It is thought thst the 8. A. A.. C, -may
put on the go In the Auditorium, which
has been offered. It by Manager Hay
ward free of charge.. If this Is done,
the match will take place' about March
15. Such a match i would : be a great
drawing card,, as both Long and Sulli
van are close, to the top notch.
The above dispatch from Spokane Is
amusing to a , certain extent on ac
count of the nerve displayed by Billy
Lavlgne in associating himself - with
amateur contests, i
What amateur can fight for money
under a. professional and hope to retain
his- standing? Billy. -dear boy,- your
scheme will not poise very well if you
can carry out your scheme, 'for scheme
It is. You are the greatest professional
amateur In the world.
-' The Columbia university will hold an
Indoor track meet next Monday in their
great gymnasium. 'In which track teams
from the' following, schools and clubs
will compete: Portland high school.
Hill Military academy; ' Bishop Scott
academy. Portland academy, Multnomah
Amateur Athletic crub Juniors and Co
lumbia university.
The affair will be the largest indoor
eveit of the kind ever held here, snd
each -organization wiy enter Its best
talent in the contests.- ' Great prepara
tions are-being made for the occasion,
which' promises to be the most success
ful ever pulled off In the northwest
Tommy Tracey. the local bonlface. re
ceived a . letter yesterday from' George
Memsio, who is at present engaged In
fighting around' Chicago. Mmstc has
had . considerable success in his, recent
contests and expressed himself as well
pleased 'with .conditions there, -
Jay Andrews '. leaves tomorrow for
Sioux City, where-he Is, to manage the
club this year. " Jay; haa signed a
crackerlack bunch of balltossers for his
Sioux City team and under his guidance
the nine will be found near the top in
the percentage column when the-, West
ern league season of 1904 comes to a
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Among tf!e players Andrews has
signed ( is Tommy Hess, the crack
catcher of the local team last season.
Hens is one of .the best catchers in the
business and was the best ! hitting
catcher in tho Coast, league last season.
Jay Andrews paid $400 to the Albany
club of the New York state league for
Hess' -releaso,. which goes to show that
the ''doctor thinks considerable of
Tommy s ability, and incidentally the
majority of the local .fans will coincide
with him In this case. Andrews had
signed Doo Mosklman, but traded' him
back to Pete Lohman for Pitcher
Feeney,. who- was secured -by-Lehman
from the National - league. The other
pitchers secured by Andrews' are Parker
of the Bpauldings ; of Chicago and
Cavanaugh of Hoboken, who is wanted
by Ned Hanlon of Brooklyn.
, For his . infield Andrews has Messerly
on first, himself " on second, "King"
Kelly at short and Bert Dunn of Helena
at third. In the outfield Hlldebrand of
Sacramento -will play left Browne, from
the lowa-Soath . Dakota league, right,
and possibly Spec Hurlburt In center.
Freeman, who was signed with Oakland,
will act as utility man. ...
are women to
be Admitted free
- Baseball Editor The Journal Is It
true that 'the women will be admitted
free this year to the baseball games? I
heard talk to that effect yesterday at
an "at home" and was anxious about It
We all agreed that If Mr. Ely were wise
he - would have six ladles' days every
Reputation and Reliability
The Immediate and generous response to our SPECXtVXi IAXS
ads. are convincing proof of the confidence reposed In as by our ' .,
: . patrons and the public generally. This gtatifyiiir fact Impels
u to give BETTXB TAXTJES AX I, TBTB TUfE, fcenoe these
18.00 Men's Pants, In worsteds and tweeds, every .pair guar
anteed all-wool, perfect fitting, wide or narrow stripes. jr-osl
tlvely the greatest value in the
per pur . ... .j. .
ZTEBT TATB ABOUT 350 IB AXX of our finest grade Hand
tailored Pants, tnat sell regularly at f COO. ST.00 and J7..0, made
of finest worsteds, equal to
only,' per, pair. , , . , v
We still have a few of those
that we are offering at the ridiculously tow
price of........
ng Men's $11.50 Coats, latest
Spring Shapes
85-87 Third Street;
Bowxzira abb cutaways
Ed Schiller returns from Chicago with.
a tale, of how he distinguished himself
as a bowler In the Windy City, It seems
that "ten pins" Is at present the rega in
that city, and as a matter of course,
while visiting some of his friends,, th
game of 'bowling was mentioned, and In,
ocder to Impress upon his friends the '
importance -of hailing from Portland,
Or., etc., Schiller immediately pro-
claimed his ability on the greased alleys.
Just whether Schiller ever bowled be- -
fore, tlje writer knoweth not, but at any
rate he accompanied his friends to the
Alleys of the Gcr mania club (emphasis ,!
on the Germania) and,- surprising as it
may eeem, Schiller got away with his
boast by securing a acore of 272 mors
or less.-1 (Joe Reilly was unkind enough
to remark "decidedly . less . Instead
of being; satisfied wiUi his first per-;
fdrmance and resting on his laurels, for
he was hailed as the "champion bowler
of the west," he foolishly allowed his
Chicago friends to inveigle hlm into an
other game, the result of which-r-well
you' had better ask Schiller about , the
second game. Enough said.
Joseph. Keilly and Ed Schiller are to
contest Cor superiority lnv bowling this
afternoon, that is if neither "crawfish."
Schiller Bowled Out.
Sporting Editor of The Journal Dear
Sir Being somewhat of a sport myself.
and not given to boasting, I feel that I
should tell the entire truth- regarding
Ed Schiller's recent trip to Chicago. As
I ' understand It Schiller i told hts
"Windy" friends that he was a very ...
good bowler, but that all hia big scores
were made in his own alley. Now, my
knowledge of Chicago sports Is such
that I can tell In a moment whether or
not they have designs upon a fellow.
Ed Schiller Is sn Innocent man.. Were
he not he would never associate with,
that gang that hangs about his place
of business, expressing his opinions on
baseball, prizefighting, football, bowling
and society. It is also my opinion that
Schiller's Chicago friends are Just, as
tricky as the "dudes", at Fourth and
Washington. ' I heard It on 4he quiet
that every time Ed rolled a ball In a
Chicago alley, the "pin" boy would pull
a string and down would go all tha
pins. The best proof that this Is true
was proven once, when Ed rolled a ball
and It went off the alley, but down
went the pins anyway. I know he trie
to explain this by saying that the pirui
fell from the draught occasioned by .
the great speed of the-ballr-Thls-lathe -limit
To end the discussion, I will
bowl Schiller any time in any alley, with
any kind of balls, high, or low, tin pins,
hat pins or scarf pins, for a bet of HO
shillings. If he can bowl on a local
alley one-half as well as tha reports
say he did In Chicago,, he ought to win
by a big score.' Yours tor short.
week. Our presence would mean much
to the Browns' chances of winning, be
sides lending dignity to the crowd. ' I
remember on Thursdays last season the
women yelled 'In unison, and we rattled
Mr. Corbett so badly that he threw the
ball over the catcher's head, and Mr.
Harlow coached Charlie Shields home.
That Is what we did. Don't you thlnkr'
there Is Justice in our suggestion? For
myself I don't care,, but the others like
to go. I would like to hear what Th
Journal has to say on this subject.
The suggestion Is a good one and de
serves consideration. If Mr, Ely were
sensible a.nd wanted to draw large
crowds he' could adopt no better schema
than admitting the ladies free.
best lines of 14.00, $i.5 and
city at,.
Imported, this week
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