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VILL FAMILY ACT
SERVE AS HOODOO
IN COMING BATTLE
History of Ring Shows Fighting
Brothers Have Invariably
Been Worsted When One Set
, Out to Revenge Himself ,
Tlj 0. E. Van Loan. 1 ' .
New York. Feb. 7. There used to be
a man In Chicago whose proud boast It
' i :ru that he had --parlayed", . three
delicatessen stores Into a system ror
beating- the' races and when he liad the
system, perfected he had no more stores
' than a. Jack rabbit
It is absolutely impossible- to dope
horses except In true run races barren
' . .of racing luck.' rood or bad. It te also
. Impossible to dope tig liters, because you
' r.ever can tell whar a men Is going to
think when he catches a stiff prod on
t.ie point of the chin. There are fellows,
with nothing else to do. who spend a
great deal of time trying to determine
, winners by every system Imaginable
) from a dream book upward. Astrolo
gers.' -who want to see their names In
print, and In. about a column or oaiaer
dash about stars showing that one. man
Y' will win If the other doesn't Palm read
ers, seers, mystics, diviners and all the
rest of the people who advertise to lo
' cate hidden wealth, reunite the parted
. and ladle out advice on the tubject of
marriage, divorce, alimony and mining
stocks, come In with their predictions,
tut. I have never observed any of these
Wise people but hammering odds Into the
ground because of . their advance in
formation.;- 5 '. : -,-
, ' Unique Doping" ffystem. ' .
I have a letter from , a man who
t, figures Johnson to win on the most
i unique .system of dope I have ever
; heard of. It is good enough to print in
the papers: ,- . ,
"My Dear Sir I am not' a palmist but
I have brought out a new line of thought
In connection wlth the Jeffries-Johnson
.match which may Interest you. You
niay know that the number three Is by
some people regarded as unlucky; The
- Jeffries-Johnson fight completes a third
set of fights In which brothers have en.
gaged the same opponent, and If it fop
' lows the established rule in such rases.
Jln Jeffries wlll.be knocked . out. .1
figure It-this way; V .-."
'There are three" sets of fighting
brothers whose careers I have followed.
Of course there 'may be other fighting
brothers, but these were all famous and
at one time or another there was a
champion In each family. ?
. . ..... Those Forbes Boys..
"First we will .take Clarence and
. Harry Forbes. t Harry, was the bantam-weight
champion at one time.1 ' Clarence
' "fought rrankte-Nell,' and Nell knocked,
vhlr euf cold." Harry, the champion
fought Nell to get even" and Nell
knorked out the champion In rag time.
"The nest pair of fighting brothers are
have are the Twin Sulltvans; take them
Individually, the' greatest fighting
brothers ever developed In this country,
Clarence Forbes wasn't much, at the best,
but Twtn Mike used to be a wonder and
Twin John used to be the toughest man
to 16ek, at his weight, In the world. For
seven years Mike' Twin fought good
men, and In that time was knocked out
only twice. Both times by Joe uans.
-rr - Mlko Twin Start l. "' ,
"Then to start the" eight year Twin
. Mike hooked up with Ketchel. Ketchel
, knocked him- kicking with one punch.
That 'Was in February. In May Jack
- - Twin, the middleweight, ! went into the
.ring to square matters for the honor of
the Sullivan clan. The slippery : Jack
fought . the best he knew how,' which
. used to "be good for most of them--but
In the twentieth Tound Ketchel added
the second Sullivan to bis bag with
knockout ... :.,, ''
v "Here's where we get around to the
coming fight Eight or nine years ago
Jack . Johnson, then., unknown,, had
chance to , fight Jim Jeffries' brother
. Jack. ; Jack was never considered much
of a fighter, but if he had gone into the
ring and put up the same sort of an
argument which be used to give cham
plon Jim out in the barn, he would have
. licked- plenty of ..- the second raters.
...have heard It said that Jim . advised
against this match and argued for hours
trying to get Jack not to meet the negro,
, Jack Does in a Punch.
. . "Aayway- the men fought ' and Jack
Jeffries, hard as he- wan to stop, -was
downed by a single aw punch; .which
dropped htm cold for five minutes. Do
?you begin to get me? The other broth
- ers, going out. for revenge and -that sort
of thing were, also licked, and. if the
thing carries through in the future as
it has .in . the past- Jack Johnson will
win this coming fight- by the knockout
Interesting, Isn't it? Yours very truly,
, . "J. H,"
Interesting but not conclusive, as the
stranger said when . the man hit him in
' the eye. i It will take more than a dope
tbook and a dream to whip the big fel
low if he gets into any sort, of condi
tion. If he doesn't get into condition,
lie's licked before he goes into the ring.
Wo True. Una in Bight ' '
Until two men have been seen in ac-
tion ' against each other there is abso
.lutcly no true una on the result of a
meeting between them., , You can't, tell
i .what:: A wilf : do to . B because A,'! has
i whipped , C and B hasn't. Pugilistic
dope doesn't : work out that -way; . be-
- cause men do not' fight "exactly i alike
and every man has a different assort
ment. of punches and 'his own. peculiar
way. of 'using them.- Once in a genera
tion we find a man who uses every
'tiling and- carries a dozen dangerous
- blows.. MOst fighters ; have one, two
' or .three dangerous wallops, and the rest
of their armament. .is light artillery.'
Few fighters an use either hand with
equal effecj.. For " instance, ,' Johnson's
;- Vlghtis- his dangerous weapon and . Jef
fries has done most of his work with his
Jeft , ' ; v.
' .Dope .won't help very-much in. this
case, but when, it ,comes to the mpntb
before the fight,, a -man may make his
bets on one thing and one thing alone
"Jeff condition and his Stamina,
TAD SHOWS FLATFOOTLD
- t .. k ; '
Hi rare bath
POSLS OF OUR GRL ATLST HGHTLRS
"30C GAM t THE"
AROCNp THE" f1N(f
PJO f?OONQi ANO
- The above cartoon, repudiates the etatement recently made by James J. .Qorbett, "one time heavyweight champion, that no good man ever fought flat-footed. Corbertt's contention is that the best . fighters
" .worked on their toes. Billy Ma dden,, the reteran trainer, takes exception to this, and says that all the best' men In the ring fought flat-footed. Corbett afterward said flat-footed meant defensive fighters.
CUE EXPERT CHANGES POOL GAME
. Chemawas Hay Ashland.
Chemawa, Or.,' Feb, 7. The Cbemawa
"Indians will try out this evening with
the fast bunch of ball tossers from Ash
land,, who are. touring Oregon. .: The'
. Ashland Athletic club is represented by
several old stars, among them Shaw, the
old Dallas center. Who was and still is
a terror to all opponents., Shaw has
not font his cunning and Is said to throw
baskets -almost at will. : -
As the balk line revolutionised ' bil
liards, so will the proposed new "open
break" work a great improvement in
the game bf continuous pool, according
to Thomas Heuston, former pool cham
pion. Heuston Is exhibiting the new
tyle of break in his dally exhibitions.
and is trying- to induce the rule. makers
to write it into code for championship
play. . . - i .. .
Experts who have experimented with
It say-that Heuston's Idea Is 'entirely
practicable; that It would, make the
game more spectacular in that much
safety play would be eliminated; that
it would permit -long runs without the
safety pauses. an that among expert
players it could be easily manipulated.
It Is Heuston's belief that the open
break will not only improve the game
for spectators, but would result In the
Establishment of averages that would
-indicate re!tlve-billtles of-'playeT as
is now the case In billiards.
To play the new. style game, It Is nec
essary to place a third "spot" In the
middle of the table at the intersection
of lines extending from the center -of
the end rails and between the two side
pockets. .The , game Is started in , the
usual way . with the customary -safety
break, but in subsequent rackings the
"point" or "apex" ball is removed and
placed on the spot In the center of the
table. v.;-. f.. ..
' ,j Hw Game Continuous!
Instead of placing the cue ball any
where behind the first two diamonds at
the beginning of each new frame, the
player who pockets the last ball In the
previous frame continues to shoot from
where the cue ball rolls after the final
shot in the preceding frame. ' Heuston
proposes a rule that permits a . hard
break of the pyramid on the same shot
that pockets the spot bail, it being nec
essary, however, for the cue ball p
take at least two cushions between con
tact with. the first object, ball and the,
It is Heuston's contention that ex
pert players can manipulate their posi
tion play so as to pocket the spot ball
and ;at- the ' same - time swing into : the
pyramid with enough force to scatter
the balls and thus continue to run with
out pausing to play safe. He has prac-
f f :- '.
WRESTLER'S BRAWN LIKE MERCURY
Veteran Big League Pitcher
May Settle on Farm
Denton Tecumseh Young, known
wherever baseball Is played as "Cy
Young, tarried a few hours in Portland
yesterday,- spun a' few' ysrns and then j Hub look like klrfdergarten pupils yes-
Ht out ror Elgin, or., to visit a farmer I terday. SoirTe half doxen of them en-
Fddle O'Connell's brawn resembles
the mercury In a barometer. One hour
he is close to the 142 pounds that he
must- make for his 11000 match with
the Jap Matsuda In Merrill's hall next
Thursday ntght, and in another he Is
some six or eight pounds off.
After a hard workout and half an
hour in the Turkish baths in the morn
ing he will weigh around 144 pounds,
but in the evening he tips the beams
at 147 or 148 pounds. ' It is this that
is worrylrfg the Multnomah Instructor.
He can't understand why there Is such
a great fluctuation in his weight
trong Men 'Weaklings.
Eddie made the strong men of the
brother and listen- for -the call of the
simple life on a western ranch. If It
comes while Cy is in eastern Oregon,
the veteran ball player will Invest
few thousands 'in -farm land and, like
Fielder Jones and Billy -Sullivan, pave
the way for a life of affluence In his
gaged him in a follow-the-leader stunt,
with the wrestler as the leader. None
of them finished. Some dropped out
In the running on the track, while oth
ers found the mediqlne ball their Wa
terloo. None lasted through the chest
protectors. After all that he wrestled
To speak of Cy as declining Is almost I with five of the club wrestlers for over
a sacrilege. Men may come and men
may go, but like the babbling stream.
Cy goes on forever. Better still, the
sage of Clean grows stronger each year.
Today there are few better pitchers in
the major leagues. He la entering on
his twenty-first year as a major league
hair an hour and men played hair a
dosen games of handball. This all took
place In the morning and he did some
1 work before. retiring last night. With
three days more O'Connell is still above
Pictures that have been received here
twirler and he promises to be Just aslof Matstda show him to be a power.
good as ever. In his time he has played
with Boston, St Louis and Cleveland,
being now with the latter club. Every j
so often Cy pitches a no-hit-no-run game
that is the marvel of the fans..
Young stands t feet tall and weighs
200 pounds, being one of the large men
He will go from Cove direct to the
south to report to the Naps March 1.
v . v. t v. mi. Ba.ua ct lull. u . i j. ..so . . , , . , , . . .
... , I St Louis now has tmth Rebel Oakes
proposition is weu spoKen -ei vy pram- . . ... ,.i . . I " " ' u
nent billiard sand pool stars,-and hM and Rube Ellis, the two n fty outfielders gink, -gwanson. Miller, O'Neill. Sutor
. I -orhrt want frnm T .rtm k n oaloa In a aal j nm.i..u
In the game at Doyle's the champion f he .le.aK" Ja.nd. "tuc.k. " Word was sent from Spokane that
is showing the possibilities of the new
fully built welterweight of 140 pounds
and a rest looking athlete.
Long- String- of Victories.
That O'Connell fears htm Is shown
by the way he is trainings He has a
longstrlng 'of victories, his experience
on the mat covering many more years
than O'Connell. He started wrestling
in this country at Vancouver ten years
ago and has become an adept in the
catch-aa-catch-can style. Some of his
victories have been over such stars as
do with it
(United Press Leued Wi.
Montreal, Quebec, Feb. 7. The East
ern ., league owners, after two sessions,
adopted a playing schedule" for the 1910
season today, with a few minor changes
the draft originally submitted, by Pres
ident Powers was accepted.' -r
President Powers said tonight that he
probably would not again preside at an
Eastern league meeting. - '
, "I have been n official, in-baseball
for 27 years," he said, "and would have
retired two. 'years ago except". for the
fact that I was under fire by unfriend
ly' club owners. Each time this caused
determination on my part to offer
myself for.-, reelection: but If things
progress smoothly this season, I will
make way for soma other man."
The full schedule will be made public
SPEARED BY SPARTANS
leeches. Originally Cincinnati had both the Jan and some of his backers would
break and what an expert player can ',,the. ex-Angels but wanted toturn reach Portland ' Wednesday morning.
Bresnanan rerused to waive on the Rube
and he became St Louis property, for a
long time being the sensation of the
league. Oakes and Ellis are two of the
best young outfielders that ever -left
the coast and, will undoubtedly strength
en the St Louis club.
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L' ' l
I IIUIII till
San Francisco Fight Promoter
Puts One Over on Rail
4 Eddie O'fonnell.
interest is being manifested over the
bout, and a number of wagers have
been placed by the Japs working about
the various hotels with the Caucasian
SIGN OR BE FIRED
Wolgast Wants Slice of Picture
; " Money That" Bat Regards
- t" '?:as Insurance. '
Charley Somers of Cleveland says
the coast' youngsters are always the
hardest to sign up, , because they are
accustomed to getting path for eight
months' work on the coast and are !
son of the American and National Other Colleges Gain Great Vic-
leagues. , '
San Francisco, Feb. T. Sid Hester la
making hjs Aria! effort today to se- Bucoea8 of Harkness and Carson to
Buster' Armbruster Is keeping him-1
self in splendid trim this winter and
some Of the fans will be surprised at
his showing on the ball lot. .Walter
McCredle regards Buster as the great
est coacher of young pitchers that ever!
came to the coast and attributes the I
tory in Handling of Con
The basketball' game at Wafehougal
Saturday evenlns- between the Snartan
team of Portland Y. M. C. A. and wash-
ougal Athletic club was " Won by the
Spartans by a score of 23 to 10.
The Spartans made 20 points from
field throws and . three ' from the 'foul
line, . WashouRal making . eight points
from the field - and two. rrom the foul
line. -Eleven fouls were called on each
team. ' . '
The Spartans played one of-thlr fast
games, . but the lighter home team re
mained with . them and were satisfied
to hold them to the lowest score for the
season. '. ' . ,
The Spartans played their usual, line
up. ' The- wasnougal1 team was as fol
lows: - Hoeford, Starr,, Qood,, forwards;
Wall, center; Wood, Palmer, guards, V . t
The Harvester, 2:06. -will go after
u ....ill w . v. t . mv.
J lll7 viaiimil mum lino bcabvu. a l
mark im held by Cresceus.' - -;-.
Unless the University of Washing
ton signs the minutes of the college
AnfMnnr.a -meetlnflr in Portlnnfl Hatiir-
cure a permit in San Mateo county for Uha veteran backstop's careful groom-1 day that member will be expelled from
the Nelson-Wolgast fight and with the ling; ,- ' ' - (the conference. This is the stand ta-
optimism that has marked his conduct . , ken by the five other members of the
since he bezan ' neeotlatlons for the! Ote Johnson -Is rarely 'seen around conference who passed the two-thirds
match, the boy promoter still has hope the places where the fans love to con-1 majority vote, Washington voting in
of landing the eoveted document gregate. 1 All winter long Ote has been the negative, that supplanted the old
HeBter went1 to , Redwood ' City early I " uii naon ot snowing- up aoouc oncei uimmuiuuo uiiucm, yiau. nuea nun-
today to attond the meeting of the m a ween, saying -neiw to ma rrienas incion rexusoa io comreni ia sign ine
board of supervisors and when he ana tnen going -jacK to bis solitude. I oeiegaies moveo wi me new raw go
boarded the train He stated that he had Ote is watching Chinks in Uncle Sam's into t feet after the meeting next De
n . vn ,phnrA f -winnina' n Tf immigration aervice and it takes a lot oember. Now it Is up to the Seattle
he falls he will o to Point Richmond. OI ni lime.
where a 45 round permit awaits him.
The meeting, in Hester's officeto- I PAl MflW DDnMnTIMfl
nicrht nrVittn th rafowia nnA nthAi inaa. i Wflfcg I1V1W I IIW III W I I II 14
ANOTHER BALL LEAGUE
tlons in' dispute, are- to be settled, prom'
lses to be torrid one. ; In the first place.
lorn jwr, vvoi8ai inaimger. is going San yj.ndsco, Tflt. 7-If the efforts
l Jtr of J Cal Ewlnr and other Jmseball pro-
the picture money.
. Says Bat Is Oolng Too Tar.
university to sign or step out
The solid five feel that they have
earned a treat victory against a voting
institution that allowed an interested
college to hold up -legislation of any
sort that affected its. interest Unless
Washington consents to sign the mln'
ute next December they will not only
be out, but win be boycotted ; by the
rest, of the colleges in their athletic
games. This was an agreement reached
DYING IN DENVER
(Special Plapatch to Tbi JorBaI.
Denver. Colo., Feb. 7 Jake Schaef fer,
formerly the champion blliiardist of the
world, is believed to do dying here to
day rrom tuberculosis. A year ago
Schaeffer came to Denver hoping that
the climate might save his life. During
the last month, however, he has grown
Today his doctors declared that the
crlBls in his illness has been reached.
They expressed the fear that he will not
survive the night
moters are successful. California.: will
have another league under the sponsor-
Jones contends that Nelson Is going hin of organized baseball when the seai I Saturday.
too far Jn his demands , and Inasmuch I COB of 1910 opens. ;; -'v- :-V - I Washington's refusal to subscribe to
wolgast is ngbtmg ror. one-third I Renresentatlve of. elahf cities which I the minutes was the fear that the other
or wnai uier .umne-is o -receive in me rixi compose the circuit met last even-1 colleges wouia aeraana an equal aivi
matter. of purse,, he is entitled to some I tBK ana elected officers. X H. Ray I lon of .the gate ; receipts at football
v .tvHoiiKnn.i "" yiMwiv i niona or isapa was cnosen president. , i rao . 1 l-':s-'..'. ..-,-.'.,.
privileges are doled out J The cities that will be represented, I It was this unanimous consent plan
Jack Robinson. .Nelson's manager. i, nrn n th nrunt un r that enabled Washington to play two
will strenuously oppose giving Jones 1 Man s T?f! . Miiiahnnr. , VaiiAin. clearly ineligible football men last year
any y i vt vun yiiusv inuiioj. x nvviw 1 o Helena.. .Petaiuma.- Santa Rosa and I lu iuo m ' .''
son-points out that when the. agreement m-kmnn in ttnrt win h. ma. other college.,, Eaklns and Muckiestone
was enterea. into jones aeciarea tnai to Ret ciass rating for the organl
he would not ask to be declared in on.QH n.mM wtn r.iv nn r.
., Kt....AM r, w a ,V.. u. 1 .. 1 .. " ' .
tilt? U1I.HUM 'HU 11101 11a . mi... 1UIII .n knlMattfl , ' '
UUK liiAditl. Ul Lii.v . v-iauog if tiiv filial
articles of agreement when he signed
them.' Robinson looks upon Nelson's (drawing powers will have passed away.
1 were the players, and their case Is foot
ball history In the northwest. ' Evidence
that would have moved any jury in
the country to find against them was
1 passed up by the university or Wash
ington athletic council and 'faculty.
Share In the pictures - as so much In-1 but" the pictures will be enormously j This question as much as the money
surance. If Nelson is knocked out his valuable. f ' v- .' - . ' .-- r.'--- : -division la what the conference desires
Jimmy Carroll Coming. :
Jimmy Carroll, who Is new at Ho-
qulam, Wash., expects to be In Portland
Wednesday ,to open negotiations - with
Frankie Con ley far a to round exhibl
tion here thia month provided one of
the local clubs wish to .stags It in a
smoker. If not the boys may box in
There -Is little chance of Jimmy Cos
grove of the Argonaut Rowing club of
Toronto. Canada, going after the Diam
ond Sculls at the Henley regatta, in
England this summer and there is no
chance of his playing hockey any more.
He recently received a blow over the
heart from a hockey stick which splin
tered ; one of his ribs from -which a
growth has formed, the result of which
is that he has been advised by his doc
tor to give up rowing as well as other
lines' of sport or . strenuous . exercise.
Jimmy lastvyear won the junior, in
termediate and senior single Canadian
sculling championships at St Catharines
and but for an accident at Detroit might
have won the senior American title, r i
Umpire Tommy Connolly will offici
ate at the artte-seaaon Athletlc-PhHlla
series at Philadelphia, starting April 1.
to . correct, and its ; victory last week
is the first step toward winning; their
point ' . ,-. -- ' "
San Francisco, Feb. 7. Friends of
Promoter James Coffroth say'he has
"put one over" on the Southern Paclflu
railroad and thereby takes his place to
day with a small, exclusive and uniden
tified party of gentlemen who have ac
complished that remarkable feat. .
Tbe Southern Pacific Is bending its
best energies to win one thousand dol
lars for Coffroth, by getting him her
before 13 o'clock tomorrow night-and
thereby winning the bet which Coffroth
made in Iondon that he would be in
his office in San Francisco at Midnight,
February 8. , ; " i, - ,
It is not because the Southern Pacific
loves Coffroth-i-not by any means but
because Coffroth has contrived to at
tract the attention of the public to the
question of Whether the Espee's star
train, the overland limited, will arrive
on time tomorrow evening.
The Overland was two hours late
when it pulled out of Omaha last nlpht,
but that Is a small matter and easily
can be made up.
Mutt Be Ho Delay.
The point is that there must be no
delay. The train Is due here at S;2
o'clock 'tomorrow evening. If it gets
In three hours late Coffroth can easily
win his bet
But a tieup anywhere along- the line
would make it hopeless and that, in
what the Eepee Is taking special pains
to guard against .
It Is no simple matter to bring tho
Overland through In midwinter, with
the heavy pull over the Sierra Nevadas
and the long run through Wyoming,
Utah and Nevada, on the same time that
Is made in summer time. "
But special orders have been 'issued -
that no delays shall be permitted for
any cause which possibly may be avoid
ed. The two hours must be made ui
and the. train must be brought throuRii
If three ' or four engines have to be
tied on to It ' '
Realizing' the advertising feature of
the stunt the Eapee Is working to win
Coffroth's bet for hlin and all Coffroth
has to do Is to look out the window and
admire tl.'.e winter scenery.
DALLAS HAS PERFECT
Chemawa. Or., Feb. 7.rTha Willam
ette Valley Basketball league is neartns
the completion of its schedule, there be
ing yet 12 games to be played. DalLm
college is -in the -lead, not having Jowt
Kama -thus far. Albany college has
lost all games played ' on. home floor,
and forfeited the games away from
home. The games played thus far arc
as follows: - - , '
P. . W. Jj.
Dallas College 6 8
Philomath College 4.
McMinnvllle College ,.5. 1 8
Pacific College ,i S
Chemawa ...... i....... 6 ; 2
Albany College 0
. This Date in Sport Annal.-).
1S49 At Rock Points Md Tom Ilyor
defeated Yankee Sullivan In 18 roui;il ,
in fight tor J10.000 purse.
JSi2 At Monte Carlo, G, U Uxliljn!
of New Tork won the Grand Pris ju
1883 At Mississippi City, in fight fui
championship of America and :in
purse. John t Sullivan knocked out
Paddy Ryan in ninth round.
1885--At Sydney, N. S. V. KJwj' i
Hanlan' defeated Thomas Cllfforl 1 '
sculling--match' for 16000. ) mill's, 3
yards, stiaiKhtway., '
1S8T- At ChU-ago, Joe Acton ( mii)
defeated JSvan. Iwis (2 In ratcii n
catvh can wrestling contest
IKSIO-i-At Boston, -Ooorgo Dixon . 1
Cal McCarthy, fought C9 rounds I
draw."- - -' - ' -
l'JOl At Ratine-wiW Tommy ('. '..
knot-ked out J k I'oughei ly In f'v.. . -
round. . : - .
!! At ChU'flgn. franu fi'K-u t ,
two- stralfht fatiif n-om-.t-r'i