The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, December 04, 1904, Page 8, Image 8

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Journal's Page of Sports
Naughton Writes Interestingly About the
Fighters Corbett Wonders Why He Lost
Hunt Club Elects Officers Indoor Baseball.
Multnomah Downs the Astoria ElevenGolf
at Waverly Links Bowling Men Meet Rac
ing at Oakland and Ascot Parks Baseball.
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Corbett Wonders Why He Made
Such a Poor Showing
Last Week.
Winner of Britt-Nelson 'Bout
May Style Himself Light
weight Champion.
(By W. W. xTaughtoa)
(special Dispatch by Leased W ! to TIM Joorpel)
Han Francisco, Doc I. Now that the
excitement has cooled off and there baa
been ample time for a thorough Inter
change of opinions among the savanta
of aportdom, the Impression la crystal -limine
that Young Corbet fa fight against
Battling Nelson was far and away the
i poorest of hla career. This la about the
only point on which there la anything
like unanimity. In attempting to ac
count for Corbett's poor ahowlng, quite
a, variety of vlewa are expressed. To
begin with, there is the broad idea that
'' Corbett never before tackled auch a fire
eater aa Battling Nelson. Then there
is th suggestion that the primrose path
has made of the once terrible Denver
' kid a flabby little lump of humanity. A
less extreme view la that Corbett over
estimated himself In the matter of strip
ping off flesh In a hurry, and that
directly he felt the atreaa of a hard
I and faat encounter he wilted.
Corbett himself, while trying hard to
keep from saying anything that might
be construed Into an attempt to belittle
' Nelson's victory, Is telling sympathla
; Ing friends' that he felt his strength
I leave htm In the very first round.
"1 suppose I will have to look around
I a bit to find the real reason of my loss
I of fighting power, but at this time it
) seems to me as though the things that
t I felt would help me had the opposite
' effect. For Instance, I felt all right
while I was training, and I remarked
several times that I believed the eight
i months off I had had benefited me. I
1 have a suspicion now that It was the ae
j vere course of training after bo many
' months of Idleness that did me up.
i However. 1 am going to experiment a bit
to try and find out where I stand. NO
one can, tell me that I am all In yet by
a long way. I am going to begin all
over again and try to get back to my old
form by alower stages.
"I am going to Los Angeles, where I
will be ready to sign with any one who
cares to meet me. and I will move heaven
and earth to get one with the winner of
the "Britt-Nelson go. I believe the pub
lic would like to see me get a chance
of that kind, and I hope the clubs will
think well enough to give it to me. I
am ready to put up a forfeit of 11.000 to
bind the match.
Secrecy la Camp.
I have often referred to the secrecy
observed around the Corbett camp in re
spect to the Denver lad's weight. It Is
the fixed belief In San Frandaco that
Corbett has more trouble than any other
fighter living In ridding himself of sur
plus. During his recent preparation no one
was allowed to aee him weigh, and the
official reports given out in regard to
hla dally fluctuations and reductions
were always accepted with a grain of It la known positively that on
former occasions he has had to resort
to vapor baths a few hours before weigh
ing time In order to save hla forfeit, and
there Is reason for believing that be had
to follow the aame course on the date of
hla contest with Nelson.
Barney Oldfleld, the automoblllat,
gave testimony in this connection, al
beit he did it quite Innocently. It ap
pears that Barney agreed to go out to
the beach with bla automobile and
bring Corbett Into town an hour or ao
before weighing time.
"What do you think V aald Barney.
"When I got to Sheehan's I had to wait
because Corbett waa taking a vapor
Those who listened nudged one an
other, because they had beard of these
vapor baths before, and poor Barney did
not dream that he waa giving away the
camp secret a.
One of Corbett's assistants at the
beach told a number of sporting men
that Corbett was seven pounds over
weight the dsy before the battle, and If
auch really was the case It can be seen
how something In the nature of an arti
ficial ateamlng-out process would be
necessary In order to bring the little fel
low down to ISO pounds.
Battling Nelson says 'that he waa stir
prised to find how light a puncher Cor
bett la, after being warned ao repeatedly
In respect to the crushing force of the
Denver pugilist's punches At the same
time Nelson thinks that Corbett waa In
git condition to give a good account of
himself if be had been allowed to cut his
own pace.
The Pace That anna.
T aald I waa going to fight faster
than I ever did before, and I guess I
kept my word," said Nelson. "It was
the pace that killed Corbett. I found
out In the second round that I could
reach htm with ahort-arm blows, and I
kept right on top of him during the rest
of the fight. I never figured Corbett to
be any more dangerous than Eddie Han
Ion, and I waa right. I still think that
Hen-era la the greatest of all the 119
pound men I have ever met, and the
most dangerous."
Nelson pays a tribute to Corbett's
gameness, and for that matter all those
who watched the fight have no hesita
tion In aaylng that the ex-champion
bore up like a Spartan under the severe
punishment. As to the endurance he
displayed, Corbett refers to It as added
reason for wishing to secure another
match with Nelson or Brltt. He still
believes that there Is no man of hla
weight in the business capable of knock-
Ing him out. His principal lament Is
t that he did not have the power to strike
back while Nelson waa pounding him.
. and he argues that a more rationsl snd
aareful course of preparation will put
' ll 1m In shape to turn the tables on Nel
' son tf it la deatlned that they ar to
meet again.
What chsmplonahlp will the fight be
' tween Jimmy Brttt and Battling Nel
son In vol vet
Already the taxpayers snd old sub
scribers of the sporting world the men
who "take up" their pens for the "pur
pose of eliciting a little Information"
are putting thla question to the sporting
I want to ge on record early aa aaylng
that the winner will be safe In styling
himself the lightweight champion of the
world, and he does not hare to specify
that he la "the white champion" at that
It must be admitted, of course, that
the weight classes of pugilism are fear
fully addled. This Is a straw-splitting
era, when boxers prefer matching on a
pound for pound basis, and auch being
the case the limits of the various divi
sions are never kept In mind, unless
when an amateur tourney la to be worked
Brltt and Nelson have done their share
towarda placing thlnga in a muddle.
Each of them haa been a cheese-pa rer
In the matter of weight, and while doing
business for years at notchea running
from 111 to 11S pounds they have both
been very particular to refer to them
selves as featherweights.
Others In game Boat.
There were others In the same boat,
and the reason of it all was that one
Joe Clans, a willful dark-skinned fight
ing machine, waa always standing in the
background waiting to fling himself,
tooth and nail, on any rising young
scrapper who dared to style himself a
The Clans scare haa subsided, and it
is about time that Nelson. Brttt and a
few more were getting back on to the
lightweight reservation.
Of course, some may aak. "Didn't
Oana defend hia laurela agalnat Brltt
recently?" lie did, after a fashion, and.
what I more, the contest ao far aa
the terms are concerned waa the only
legitimate world's championship match
boxed by lightweights in many years.
But what kind of a lightweight was
Osns when be stood up to fight, and
by what means did he retain hla laurela?
He waan't able .to strike a decent punch,
and he convinced all thinking sports
that he couldn't hold hla own with
Frankle Nelll or Joe Bowker when re
quired to make the lightweight limit.
Another thing. Oana, aald he would
never attempt to fight at l pounda
again, and for fear there should be any
misunderstanding about it, hla manager
repeated the announcement for him.'
There Is, therefore, a double reason for
writing Oens off the lightweight list.
There is the testimony of (,000 specta
tors, who made up their minds that
Chans Is a weakling at 13S pounda, and
there la the voluntary statement of
Oana that be will not match himself on
thoae terma again.
Able to Dispute Title.
With Oana out of it, who la better
entitled to dispute the title than Brltt
and Nelson. Brltt trounced Krne.
Canole and Young Corbett and wound up
by hammering Oana unUl Oana waa
gray faced and gaaplng.
Nelson has disposed of Welch, Canole,
Hanlon and Herrera and haa rounded
out his string of triumphs by Walloping
Toung Corbett as a hired man wallops
a dusty carpet
All the men named are lightweights,
no matter what they may -claim to the
contrary, and If there are aity better
than they battling at or Just below 1S3
pounda I. for one, have no knowledge
of them. One Jimmy Gardner Is men
tioned aa a comer In the elass in ques
tion, but there la a good deal of doubt
as to Whether Gardner can do himself
Justice at III. In any case, Gardner,
when his work la compared with that
of Brltt or Nelson, la practically an un
tried man. He may become a challenger
for the lightweight championship In the
near future, and In the meanwhile the
winner of the Britt-Nelson fight on
December 10 should have no hesitation
in claiming the title and declaring his
readiness to defend it against all comers
Monday will find Brltt installed In
training quarters at the Seal Rock
houae. Ocean Beach, wh'le Nelaon will
hie himself to his old c imp at . Smiling
Metiner's on the Larkspur aide. Nel
son has not made up hla stuff as yet,
but Brltt will have with him Frank
Rafael and Tiv. Krellng. an Olympic
club wrestler, who Is Brltt's friend and
Sam Berger, of heavyweight renown,
wil visit the Brltt stronghold frequently
and will Indulge In sparring bouts with
Frank HcConnell will also don tho
gloves with Brltt.
Thirteen Untrained Players Suf
fer Fatal Injuries During
the Season.
Thirteen deaths and perhaps many
more not made known have resulted
this year from injuries received In foot
ball games. Last year the number waa
a bit larger, while in 1901 It waa about
the same. Nearly all the players whose
Injuries resulted fatally were young
and untrained. None of the famous
elevens lost any of their men nor were
any noted players permanently crip
pled this season, although some were
quite badly hurt.
Of the serious Injuries to college or
school football players all were enabled
to recover In comparatively short time,
owing to their perfect physical con
dition due to careful training under
the watchful care of trainers and
coaches. The first death occurred on
August 10 at Chicago, 111., while the
last victim died at Allentown, Pa. on
Saturday last. The agea of the killed
ranged from 14 to 21 years, and all
were due to Injuries actually received
while playing In a gama The following
is a complete list of fatalities through
out the country. The Hat doea not In
clude several hundred serious Injuries
which were not recorded:
August SO James Pine of Chicago,
111.; fracture of skull.
September 10 Blaine Hoffman of I.y
kena. Pa; Internal Injuries.
October IS Charles Shreve af Union
City, Pa; kicked in head, resulted In
brain fever.
October l Halph Matthews of Bed
ford. Ind. ; Internal injuries.
October 24 Herbert Kuch of Savan
nah, Oa; cut on knee, resulting In lock
jaw. October 2 Cspt. Elmer Erlckson.
St.. ugh ton, 11. 8., st Madison. Wis.; con
cussion of the brain.
October 2 Thomaa Donnelly Waver
ly, F. B. T., at Wilkes berre, Pa; Internal
hemorrhage of the lungs. -
October 21 Stanley F. Gray of Pltta
burg. at Pittsburg, Pa; skull fractured.
November G Henry Dodlng, Green
vllte High school, at Harvard. Mich.;
kicked In head.
November James Rowley, Univer
sity High School, Chicago; Internal In
juries. November IS Joseph Masstmlno," 14
years old. st New Hsven, Conn.; lypto
meningitis November If William 8. Steele, i?
years of age, of Rlverton, at Beverly,
N T.; neck broken.
November 11 Samuel Hess, 24 years
Of sge, son of ex-Senator Hess, of l
high university, st Allentown, Pa ; con
cussion of the brain.
Other Races Are Crowding the
Irish for Supremacy
in Ring.
English, Danes, Swedes and
Negroes Make Very Good
' Scrappers.
Although the pugilists of Irish blood
and extraction predominate In the ring
today, other races have contributed rep
resentatives and some of these scrap
pers have been champions. Fighters
With Celtic names are numerous, but
they may be Arabs or Jsps in spite of
their Irish names. A blossoming young
boxer thinks it Is the proper caper to
assume sn Irish name when he takes
up the profession. Aa long aa theae
brulaers do not disgrace the tradition
of the race aa the beat flghtera In the
squara circle or on the field of battle,
their origin is never queetloned.
Real Irish pugilists are not ao nu
merous aa they were a decade ago. Boe
ing is a profession, tint, must be learned
the aame as any other. Successful
pugilists, no matter of whst blood, are
not made over night They have to get
experience, and thia experience la only
.gained by years of hard and conalstent
The champion prise fighter of the
present day haa a great earning capacity.
If bo engkgea in four or five Important
battles a year he can make more money
than a bank president or the president
of the United States. This haa induced
the other raoea to take up the game,
with the result that nearly every race
la represented In the ring today. And
the other races have made nearly as
rapid strides and won almost sa much
fsme in the ring as the Irish.
It has been said that the Dutchman la
a poor fighter. Tet . In wan are and in
the ring he has won his spurs. Jim
Jeffries has been credited with being
everything but n Dutchman. Tet Dutch
blood flows through his veins. His
mother waa born in Pennsylvania of
Dutch parenta, and can speak Dutch
with unmistakable fluency. And Jeffries'
father la Dutch and proud of hla an
cestry. No one will deny that Jeffries
la the greatest heavywelgi.t champion
America ever had. Hla performances
easily eclipse those of John 1.. Sullivan,
but -many think that Sullivan's name
win live longer in fistic history.
Few French Fighters.
Outside of "La Savate." which la the
French atyle of boxing, though nothing
but a duel of kicks and cuffs, France haa
never taken enough interest in pugilism
to turn out a native champion. But one
of her descendants was a lightweight
champion of America "Kid" Lavlgne.
a French Canadian, waa the greatest
lightweight champion America ever had.
Of course there have been many cham
pions in this class since then, but not
one of them can compare with Lavlgne
in point of skill, gameneaa and powers of.
endurance. Lavlgne a parenta were born
in France, and although Lavlgne was
brought up in Saginaw. Mich., he ie
thoroughly French for all that.
Frank Erne, who succeeded Lavlgne
as champion, la a Swiss and was born in
Zurich, Switzerland. Erne came here
when he waa very young and was
brought up In Buffalo. Ous Ruhlln's
parent came from Switzerland, too.
Italy has contributed to the American
prise ring and has not been disgraced.
Several of her sons have done remarka
bly welt with the glovea. She had a
champion In Casper Leon, who until
beaten by Terry HcOovern was ac
claimed the best bantam in America
Leon was born In Sicily, and only took
up the manly art here. There are scores
of Italian flghtera, but for aome reaaon
or other they chooss to conceal their
nationality under Irish or American
cognomena in Philadelphia they apeak
with respect of Joe urlm, the "Iron
Man." aa a fighter, and he la an Italian.
Grim la an example of gameneaa and
courage. He haa never been knocked
out although auch expert ring generals
aa Bob Fltsslmmona, Jack O'Brien, Joe
Walcott and Joe Oana have tried to put
him to aleep.
Kid McCoy comes of purely American
stock. His right name la Norman Sel
by, and he took the name of McCoy for
professional and private reaaona. Not
one of Spain's sons haa ahone in the
roped arena, so far as known, but Mexi
co has produced a wonderful and gritty
fighter In Amelia Herrera, commonly
called "The Mexican." Herrera has a
punch that can make any man quake If
the blow lands properly, aa Kid Broad
can teetlfy.
Many Indians have taken up the pro
fession, and aome have succeeded. But
evidently, they like the cinder path and
the football field better.
Chinamen Are Scare.
Once In a while a Chinaman looma up
as a fistic aspirant But his career la
usually of an ephemeral nature. About
10 years ago "Chuck" Connors Introduced
one to an American crowd at a stag In
Pell street His name waa Ting Lo
Chu, ur something like that Chuck
picked him up In Chinatown and made a
tighter out of him. Ting was a young
fellow, Americanised and atrong. He
waa fairly clever, but could not under
stand how the white folks could stand
up, man to man, and awap straight Jaba
on the nose snd mouth without flinching.
"Chuck" got Ting a couple of tights. As
long as the Celestial did not get hit on
the face he waa satisfied. But in a light
with a white rival he received a bloody
noae. and discarded the boxing glove
forever after that
There are plenty of Hebrew fighters,
snd some of them have been champlona.
Tommy Ryan ia a Hebrew, yet he haa
repeatedly denied that he la a repre
sentative of the rsca Up to date fol
lowers of boxing know how good he la.
From Austria, where pugilism is Just
ss foreign a sport aa bull fighting Is In
England, cornea Jack Root the crack
heavyweight, who now makes Chicago
hia home. Root, has a long record.
Russia haa had several ring repre
sentatives. One In particular, who la a
newcomer, le John (Kid) Goodman of
Host. .n Benny Tanger, the "Tipton
Hlaaher," la an Italian. So are Young
Grlffo of Brooklyn and Kid Murphy of
this city, whom critics say Is the clever
est 101-pound boxer in the business to
day. Tommy Felts waa born In Po
land. Kddle (Kid I Carter is of Swedish
extraction. Jimmy Handler and hla
brother Joe rame from Russia and are
Hebrews. Bob Kltaslmmona many years
ago took Handler In tow and Jimmy is
known aa ths ex-champion's first pupil.
Jack Kverhari of New Orleans, who
twice fought Kid Lavlgne for the light
weight title, la of German extraction. So
la Billy Ernst, the "Bushwlck Dutch
man." Those of Irish stock who have excel
lent records and who were born here
of Irish parents are Frankle Nell. Jim
Cnrk.ii Jinnii Britt. Kddle Hanlon.
Tim Callahan of Philadelphia. JacaW
O'Brien of Philadelphia (whose real
name la Joseph Hagan), Jack Bonner,
Patay Broderlck, Matty Matthews, Kid
McPartland, Jack O'Keefe, Terry ale
Govern, bis brother Hughey, Charlie
McKeever. Tommy Murphy of Harlem
Martin Flaherty of Lowell, Billy Ryan
of Syracuse, Al Nell of San Franciaco,
Willie Fitzgerald and Jack Downey of
Hruoklyn, Buddy Ryan, Jimmy Brigga
of Boston, Tommy Sullivan or Brook
lyn, Tommy Shorten, Mike Donovan of
Rochester. Eddie Connolly, Dick O'Brien
of Boaton, Tim Kearna of Boston,
Charley O'Rourke of Massachusetts,
Marty McCue, Jack McC'ieiianu, rxugo
Kelly of Chicago, Jimmy Walsh. Sandy
Ferguson. Marvin Hart of Louisville
and Jack Daly of Wilmington. Del.
Tommy Weet was born In Wales and
Bob Kltxslmmons, often erroneously
called an antipodean, la a Cornlshman.
Young Corbett boaats of hla Scotch
lineage, while Joe Choynakl. Joe Bern
stein. Abe Attell snd Harry Harrla of
Chicago are proud of their Jewish blood.
i Special Dispatch to The JmirniL
Independence. Or.. Dec. S. At the
Oregon State Normal . gymnasium in
Monmouth two baaketball games were
played Friday evening. The first team
played a game against the second team
In the ladies' teams. They used six
persons' on a side, according to the new
rules, and the first team will undoubt
edly hold their position aa the first
team in the state. aa'thfirhave held
It for the last four years. The team
la" large, well drilled, and doea excellent
Individual and collective playing.
The second game waa between the
men'a Junior, and aenlor team, and the
clasaea had been worked: up to a fever
pitch in this game. The teams were
about evenly matched. The lineup was
aa follows:
Force ....
Boche. . . .
Clark. .
. . . .Coffee
. . . .Butler
. .Crowley
.D. Butler
, forward
, . center
. gusrd .
.. guard .
f. Butler. .
The Juniors won the game with a
score or 8 to p. The team work ana
defensive playing waa about equal on
each side, but the individual playing
of Stlne and' Force were the main fea
tures of the Juniors' plsylng and won
for them the game. The men'a regular
team will be as strong this year as they
were last yesr, and will probaDly hold
their position as the best team in the
state. '
Some men eave up for a rainy day
und deapise der redder bureau because
It doan'd aend a storm.
Climbing Up to Santa
Us for His Christmas Suit
I'jiil' J 1
85-87 Third
Famous English Boxer Tells of
His Experiences With
John L. Sullivan.
(Joaraal Special SerTiee.)
New Tork, Dec. S. Retirement ease
and money In plenty have altered Char
ley Mitchell's appearance. The stamp
of the pugilist baa been almoat eradi
cated. Mitchell now looks the leisure look
ing Briton of the country aqulre type.
Like most retired athletes, he has put
on weight, but ha Is still light and
springy on his feet, his color is good and
his eye clear and alert says an ex
change. It la only 10 years since Mitchell
pessed out of the lighting game, after
bis defeat by Corbett At that time he
was only SS years .of age. So rapidly
do events move thet the Briton already
seems a part of the traditions rather
than the present realltlea of the fighting
"They make hack numbers quickly In
the fighting game," ha said. . "I'm only
13. or what In any other line would be
considered young. Yet they spesk of
me ss of s greybeard.
"Of course, so far ss fighting goes.
Fro all In, but I've got a long and active
life coming to me yet.
"I think J, afford a pretty fair ex
ample that a boxer with a good defense
can go through many hard battles with
out sustaining any lasting Injuries.
"I never was hit much in the body,
for I alwaya nwde a special point of pro
tecting that, even at the coat of having
to take the blows In the face.
"In my time I've been up against
aome terrible Jolts. I'll never forget
the one that John L. Sullivan gave me In
our last fight In Chantilly, France. It
caught me on the left eye. lifted me In
the air and made me turn a complete
somersault. A crack with a aledge ham
mer couldn't have hurt more.
"I never met a man who even classed
with him. and although they talk about
the improvement of our boxers .of today,
I dotv't think tho best of them could have
beaten the Boston boy. He wss the
gameat of them all.
"I saw him flght KHrsln. John waa
old. sick snd fat. Hla lega were ao badi
that between rounda he didn t care to
alt down for fear he wouldn't be able
to get up again. Hla seconds worked
on him ss he stood in his corner. Tet
sheer courage kept him there till he
"I alwaya recall with pride that I
was the flrst man to knock Mm down,
and that I twice managed to stay with
him. ' Thafa enough fighting glory for
(special Dispatch to The Journal.)
Vancouver, Wiaah.. Dec. S. Vancouver
people are much lntereated In the report
that Judge MoCreedle of thla city will
control the Portland Baseball club next
. .
i mo.
aeaaon. The Judge says he will cer
tainly change the name of the team, and
Intimates' that there will be no "haa
beens" or "wlllbes" In next season s
team, but that his men will all be "Islts."
With a local msn at the head of the
team, followers of the national game In
Vancouver will take more lntereat in
the destinies of the heretofore "hoo
dooed" team.
(Special HI. patch by Leased Wire to The Journal!
Emeryville. Cel., Dec. j Weather
clear, track heavy.
First race, futurity course, three-year-old
and up, selling; purse, S400 Plcka
way (McBrlde), 7 to 10, won; Still, ho.
second; Coroner Kelly, third. Time,
1:11. t
Second race, six and a half f urlonga.
three-year-old end up, selling. tQ0
Mtmo (Knapp). S to I, won; Foxy Grand
pa, second; Alice Carey, third. Time,
Third race, futurity course, two-year-old,
selling, f 400 Piatt (W. Davie), t
to 10, won; .Dlxelle, second, Edrondum,
third. Time, 1:15 c,.
Fourth race, one and a. sixteenth
miles, three-year-old snd up. handicap;
purse, S(i0--B.mbadler (Michaels). 7 to
Z, won: Gateway, aecorfd; Elliott, third.
Time. 1:49V,.
Fifth race, seven furlongs, four-year-old
and up, selling, Ripper (Mc
Laughlin), won; Bronse Wing, second;
Hlpponax. third. Time. 1:80t.
Sixth race, mile and 100 yards, three-year-old
and up, selling, f 400 Isabelllta
(W. Knapp). IS to 1. won; Dungannon,
second; Colonel Van. third. Time, 1:SS.
At Ascot Fork.
Los Angeles. Cal., Dec. S. Following
are the results at Ascot Park today:
First race, five furlongs, selling, three-year-old
and up Pllon (Snyder), to
1. won; Tlsen, second; Sir Christopher,
third. Time. 1:024. ,
Second race, two-year-old, purse, five
furlongs Tramotor (Hildebrand), f to
10, won: Belle Kinney, aecond; Work
man, third. Time, 1:01.
Third race, five furlongs, selling,
three-year-old and up Bath Beach
(Booker), 3 to 6. won: Our Price, aecond;
Oreat Mogul, third. Time, low,
Fourth race. Blauaon course, purse,
three-year-old snd up High Chancellor
(E. Walsh). 8 to S. won: Eacalante, aec
ond; Delagoa, third. Time. 1:10.
Fifth race, aeven furlongs, selling,
three-year-old and up Wager (Hilde
brand), even, won; Handley Croaa, sec
ond; Jlngler, third. Time, 1:17.
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lela), 4 to 1, won; Tarn O'Shanter, sec
ond; Doric, third. Time. 1:11.
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Multnomah Downs the Fiier
men in Onesided but In
teresting Came.
Local Men Play Fearless Ball and
Their Goal Is Never
in Danger.
The much heralded Astoria football
aggregation swooped, down upon the
peace and quiet of Multnomah field
yesterday afternoon with blood In their
eyes, daggers In their belts and an
abundance of grit, end were trounced by
the club men to the tune of 31 to 0.
After the first few plays It was evident
to the spectators that Astoria would
not be In the game for a minute, and
i. lis feeling became general as the game
proceeded, and Multnomah's powerful
backs hit Astoria's line for gain after
Multnomah was strong again on fake
plays. Harry Corbett sprinting 4S yards
on a delayed paas straight through the
entire Astoria eleven for a touchdown,
and Horan scoring the laat touchdown
of the day on a fake kick from the 25
yard line, the ball being paaaed by Dolph.
who helped the runner beautifully, and
making "the play possible
The brightest star of the game was
Lonergan. who played right half back.
This sturdy player waa in every play and
by his doggednesa, perseverance and
ability to dodge runners, scored two of
Multnomah's touchdowna. both being
made after the hardest kind of dodging.
He ran low and hard and waa a terror
to the opposing aide. His Interference
work was of the highest order and time
and again he would drag the runner
along for extra yardage.
Astoria played her usual plucky game,
but was outclassed completely In the
line snd backfleld. Captsln Stockton
was suffering from a very bad knee and.
although playing a good game, could
not perform with the dash and power
that characterised his former playing in
this city. Xlrkley, Ross and Stow re
poatedly broke through and smashed up
their Plsya for losses, while on defense
the Aetorlsns didn't seem to know how
to stop the club men's attack, which
was Indeed well directed and vigorously
carried out. Sam Stow acted as field
captain and gave the signals: and Sam
did splendidly. He picked the best playa
for hla men and they executed them In
daring style. Corbett, Lonergan and
Dolph made a most formidable irto
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