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0 Men in Par
ticular. i.fn critic Makes This
irlling Admission and
jarvsrd and Prince tor Have
r Hen Who Hail From the
)Urn football coaches and critics
3t thlr Prae has received less
Hloo than It deserves at tho
, Ziffrn critics thoy should feel
M by the fact that in even'
f ttt SIS Four"-Yale Harvard.
irja and Prlnccton-the best ath
jtaenil and tho best football
t particular come from that seo
N country. In fact. If It were not
recruiting stations which
I hiJ throughout the Western
' Easterners would have a hard
oajntaln their supremacy
m compilation of tho statistics
'from the four leading unlvensl
y Eu-t above referred to prove
number of Western men who
i the Eastern athletic teams Is
r, proportion to the number of
unierfraduate?. So super! r
TVem men proven themselves
ournr-rs that the normal Vet
H almost twice, as certain to d'
o & championship athlete ae his
Yale's Western Stars.
balt statistics from the last unl
sUlfE'ies prove this statement
fcinir manner At Yale, taking
catalogue as a basis there were
nts In attendance from Westei n
(r Western Staus are meant all
west of a line drawn down the
borders of Mkhlgan. Ohln, Kun
Ijiourl Arkansas and Texas. The
sber of students at Tale .1 'irt tu
rf was S-ffi. The Western States,
furnished Just 27 per cent of
jdnt body. Taking tho thirteen
carte.) for Yale in the Princeton
fird game?, six of them, or Just
cL art from the West Thus 27
of the student bori iumlshed 46
of the football team, a truly re
compllment for tho Western
mation of this odd state "f af
! Murphy Yale's famous traln
ttcently: "I would sooner work
item m- n every time than the
mea The Western boy s come
i iwe rugged constitutions and
been- so hadly overworked as
x For the?' reasons th chances
tern boy developing Into the best
re better than the Eastern lad,
Btlioil at the other colleges Is
i itartllng as at Yale Tho pro
l Western athletes who are suo
: the University of Pennsy Ivajila
u (nRt as at New Haven. Al
ii Western States furnish only 4
of I'enn's stud, nt body Of 33vn.
sr cent of this year's champion
represented by the. West Mar
ies raxt In the number of 6uc-Vfgt-rrn
athletes. In Harvard's
xJy of 4328 nun there are 678
rt, 13 per cent of the student
H Crimson used 2J men In tho
ida and Yule games, the two
ihlp contests of the year But
f these were foreigners, only 24
considered. Of this number four,
cent, were Westerner, giving
trn atnletes an advantage of 4
uly Even at Princeton.
ICStOn thft Western mn hn1 a
f to hold their own The Ti
to use thirteen men In the Yale
1 of this number three, or 21
ere Westerners. As tho pro
Wfstern students at Princeton
lire undc-rgradu.it- ),0lv was 2.
1 Bprr cnt. It is seen that the
s lead even here,
portion of Western athletes to
u ehown In theso football fig
to good in other Bports as wel,.
he various trainer of tho East
f to regard the West as a better
ground than their own prepar
oul The tendency of the Ea-t-ors
at present is to overtrain
n extent that In the opinion of
rollers like Mike Murphy th v
nount to as much as tho har.l,
ajwrlenced Wtt rn students.
I football men the six Western
Shcvlin. Minneapolis; Bloomer,
B Kinney, Cleveland: Tripp and
nlcago, and Rockwell. Portland,
thri Westerners are: Weode,
Lamson fidorad... and Bteven
Harvard's Western con
i nue up of Ovenon, Kansas:
Illinois, and Randall and Fll
Wm, Mo. Princeton' trio of
n are Uurke of Chicago and
4 Buuuiard of 8t. Loul
! Diamond Dust
KUtrldge is on, of those
Mo buy the Senators.
Charley Pittlngcr Is running
or In Carlisle Pa.
P will Probably b scheduled
May frames next season
m, one of the old Brownies,
mnt to manage Peoria
Si.tT Eecur,?u hn J Car
Uh Kel'e Killers, for man
bach howling- team in Colum
Klp and three more of the
IsinL'S 81111 waltlg anxlous
! N?tloaK mftnament o;
S' v.tho Bo-c'" American'
t u s Fled a two years'
tor the ankees, had si hat-
0! 232 in the Eastern
?ants a Corner" seems to b
S U'8 favorlte off-season
rabington has left him off lta
CvMkl, e fat clrs these
"Juif ' nd lB Quoted as
W ealnt-h m manage lnat
'inklnt of giving
3i If k lal beh'nd the but.
1 w salary n'1 "make good"
I TkUon0reon Bhort Line.
llE'Bkrv" -nry 1, 1&0C. Final
Pti , CltV Ticket office, 201
J b agents.
THERE IS MUCH TALX JUST AT PRESENT ABOUT THE WAT
THIS BOY NELSON TAKES PUNISHMENT AND THE MANNER IN
WHICH HE DOES IT HAS SET THE SPORTING PUBLIC GUESS-.
ING MORE THAN IT EVER HAS BEEOBE, WITHIN THE PAST SIX
MONTHS THIS FIGHTING DANE HAS NOT ONLY MET THE BEST
BOYS IN THE WORLD. BUT THEY HAVE ALL LANDED THEIR FA
VORITE PUNCHES ON HIM WITH OUT EFFECT TAD PICTURES
SOME AWFUL BLOWS THAT HAD NO EFFECT ON NELSON.
and His Horses
Copper Magnate of Frenzied Finance
Fame Has Stable of Steeple
Chasers. Thomas W. Ijiwson, he of frenzied
finance fame, and the generally credited
cause of the late Wall street panic, has
ren a patron for a few years of cross
country port, maintaining a small, but by
no moans select, stable of steeplechasers
In charge of Rnlph Klack.
Palling In his attempt to have his yacht
Independence chosen to defend tho Amer
ira'a onti i,L';iln-t Sir Thomui Union's
Shamrock II . Mr. LWSOn took the next
short cut to social preferment by Invest
ing In thoroughbreds. He made his turf
debut at tho Brookllnc (Mas ) Counliy
club races under the auspices Of the Na
tional Steeplechaso anil Hunt nssoclation,
and subsequently raced at Morris Park
and other metropolitan tracks
One of the horses was Honkonkoma,
whlrh he purchased from Hairy Vlngut
of the Mendowbrook colony, and which
was quite a fair performer between the
llag9. Then he leased from Billy Hayes
the well-known hurdler Draughtsman
(Owas-Sneezes), a gelding that gave
Chnrlev Harris, at one time Hilly Hayes'
partner, a miBtv full over the old stone
wall near the three-quarter pole at Plm
lico. Iiraughlsmnn v. is nl bis IihI over hur
dles, but apparently did not relish tho
steeplechaso course, as he was a failure
b-tw.-n tlu- llngf. although ioss.'Rpe,l ,,f
a world of speed, ami after his return by
Mr LatrfOn to his OWASr he several times
disappointed his party by not running up
lo his private form.
Tin- Only Winner he ever owned was
the chestnut geldlnjr Fllou d'Or, a more
than aia"' .,rformer, for which he
gave mffjO. Kllon d'Or was a well-bred son
of Rayon d"Or. the stallion Imported from
Prance by the late V. L. Scott of Erie.
pr turfman, United Stntes Senator and
railroad man, and i.fteiward owned by
August Bel noni Pllon d'Or was likewise
7i rrad i Lti or Billy n s' trninln estab
lishment, ;.lel atl. I b- log acquired by Mr.
Lawson 'ii for turn g. nil -man the
Bronkllne Country club's grand annual,
worth ." " .-xeiuslve of th.- plab- that goes
to the owner of the winner. That race
was tie oi i particular turf prize that Mr.
Lawson coy ted. ,
Wi Lawsoni apparently poon tlrej ot
tit. nam. . iel Ih x. l 'oni le nd of nowa
days In connection with the "sport of
Nothing Against Taylor.
CHI' KOO I '.-c. 2-1 "There Is no Taylor
, , i have madu no charge against
raylor." , ,
This was the statement of President
J. mes A. Hart conc erning Pitcher Jack
Ta vlor. .
Taylor Is accused of having inrown
games In th- White Sox-Cubs srles.
President Hart sas ho didn't make any
such eharg'-s This b-uves It ui to the
American league to prove its case.
Presldonl lames Harl of lhj C nicagc
l-;,n , Int. arm- ! I" from Now rorlj
with his famllv this morning Ho arrived
In N'.-w Yoik from a Hip abroad last we.W
Just in time for the National league meet-
"Concerning the meeting In New York
President Hart said: "It was B most bar
monlous meeUng, There were, no hltohe
nd everything went oft smoothly, liu
American league. I see. claims v - playo.
politics with them on the minor 1; tgu
question That is a mistake. Wo dk
nothlnc of th- sort. We slmpl ndeav
o to r.Lh nn agn-em.-nl which WOUk
make the drafl whal it a Intended to bt
; Lnd preveni ' rlns;.' The present
was drawn at the close of warfare, and
an Is gen. rally the ,a- with Hm-h iigr.-e-
ments, wax... appeared later whlcl
need tinkering "
THE 'PHONE THAT TALKS,
$2 per month In residences
Is After Sca'ps
"Human Derrick" Is on the Way to
the United States to Gain Glory,
on the Mat,
NEW YORK. Dec. 24 -And still they
come the.se giant wrestlers
The Terrlblo Turk, the Horrible Greek,
the Dynamite Dane and the Russian Lion
.1, v ) vd-rson. th- Unman Derrick fr.'.m
Sweden, is on the way.
This Is the very latest of the gigantic
specimens of grappling talent that seem
to abound In Europe.
Pederson was discovered by George
Weedon whll he and Young Corbett were
In London together, and weedon cams
home so Impressed with the great Bw de a
prowess that Johnny Consldln Has nego
tiated for Pederson to visit thin country
under Oonsldlne'S management and meet
P, I. rson Is 27 years old, .'. feet 11 Inches
tall, weighs 216 pounds ami has never been
.i. feated He has repeatedly chaliengod
GtoOTCe Ifackenschmldt for the Graoco
Roman wrestling championship of th
world, but the Russian Lion has never
consented to a match.
Pe..-ron has Just completed a long en
gagement In the Ixmdon music halls,
Where he has a standing offer to me. i all
comers and forfeit to any one who
could stu thirty minutes without twins,
thrown. None have so far won Pcderson's
Consldlne says that this same offer will
be made bv Pcder6on when he gets here,
which will be within two weeks. No one
will be hurried, and no notice will bo re
quired from prospective opponents, no
matter what their reputations.
Tlv principal plan Consldlne has Is to
march Pederson against Egeberg or
Prank Gotch, and he will back the Swed.,
for any amount In a match with either of
Hackenschmldt is now In Australia on a
tour of the world, and It Is the Intention
of Consldlne to have Pederson meet and
. i'. it the best In this country before
Hack gets here, so that Pederson will be
in line to meet the Invincible Russian for
th( world's title when he flnall gets here.
Popular Colored Athlete.
I Darkey Matthews, the Harvard foot
ball player, about whom Eastern Rugby
erltlcs have used up a world of space. Is
one of the most popular students In tho
Cambridge school of learning Before
the wonderful exhibition of skill, Speed
and pluck that tho diminutive colored
bov demon trated against the Yale giants.
Matthews was well known and liked In
II rvard, in fact, he had already at
tain...! to severnl honors In college, hav
ing this fall been elected president of
the Andover club In Harvard, one of the
big school clubs in tho Crimson institu
tion of learning.
Welshing only about 143 pounds, Mat
thews Is one of the foremost athlotes In
Harvard i" bla freshman year he played
rll.t Held on the varsity nine and In
th. u,i' against Yale In New York to
decide the college championship ' Iffatt)
mkdl base hit In the tenth Inning that
scored a man and won the game for the
crimson by a score of 7 to 6. Matthews
P laved shortstop on the nine for the last
tv.o . ..rs. and will In all probability hold
thr.t "postlon down agalu next year.
In addition to ids being an athlete of
the first rank. Matthews Is also a student
of high character. He completed his col
lege course In three years, and this fall,
at the beginning of his senior year, ob
tained leave of absence from tho college
and entered the Harvard Law school.
Harness Horse Gossip.
Charles Marvin Is of the opinion that
Bon Voyage can lower the world's two-year-old
record Ho says he Is a better
colt than Arlon was at that age.
L. G. Hayes, the Ohio trainer who raced
John Henrv Wulmer 2.14i. Cervantes
,2 23V4. and Cressel (2:2734) the last sea
son Will Winter In Toledo
H. L. Hersoy. who drove Dan Patch
this season, was second trainer for Lou
McDonald when the latter trained horses
at Buffalo. There s nothing like a good
PGreco0rthe young stallion by McKlnney
(2.11V . dam Alleen, dam of two In tho
list bv Anteeo. second dam Lou Mllom.
tarts on tho half-mile tracks tho past
season , ., ...
If the covered track at Jewettv 1 re
mains closed. William Andrews will prob
ably keep his stable of horses In Buffalo
until March, when he will ship to Louis
ville, Ivy tt-iiii,
Grace Bond was not sold. VS llllam
Simpson of Empire City farm bid Up to
I12f.i0 tho last bid before the J13.(KK) bid
hv Mr Mavnard of New York, which wa-s
for J. Y Gatcomb.
Chase i2 07). and Hive (2.11'i), which
were In the stable of Ed Geors this sea
son have been shipped from Memphis to
Louisville, where they will be gotten
readv for the Bale ring.
n h n Bon Voyage won the two-year-old
division of the Kentucky futurity In
2 15 he made a new record for a gelding
winner of that event. The record made
for mares In the same race Is 2.14.
Dase runners walk.
Bnll players smother fls.
Rain checks do not check rain
Umpires do a largo sharo ot the hawl-
'"fhe game of baseball is played on a
Pitchers wind up tho sphere so that
it will strike well.
The saliva shoot has a dampening ef
fect unon the batter.
Chasing the ball Is far more profitable
than chasing the cluck.
Both the Japs and Russians are getting
in the way of hot balls.
Batsmen often fall to find th sphere
w hen thev go to meet II
"Bhoo fly," said the darkey when the
sphere struck him on the cranium
"An earned run.'' said McGlnness.
scooting home with his week's pay.
Baseball in Cuba.
NEW YORK, Dec. 24 Another bunch
Of ballplavers will make a trip to Cuba
next week for the purpose of making their
winter expensep bv playing ball In that
country Ed Lamar, the well-known man
ager of the All-Cubans and Cuban X
Giants Is getting together a team of flrst-,-lass
players, which ho will start for
Some of the players Lamar has Induced
Mystery StuTOtinding the Sale of the
Famous Stallion Is Finally
It may be stated on excellent author
ity that imp. Meddler, the thoroughbred
stallion who stands this year at the
head of the list of the twenty leading
sires of America and whose get have
won during the year nearly $220,000, will
be sent back to Europe.
When Meddler was sold at the recent
dispersal tle of the Whitney stud in
New York for ;:i,000, Mr. Matthew Cor
bett was the ostensible purchaser. It
was known nt the time that he was act
ing fox another party, though hi denied
this. A few days later definite an
nouncement was made that Mr. Corbett
represented Mr. Clarence H. Mackay,
and Meddler was pent to the lattefs
Silver Brook stud in New Jersey. An
offer of $76 000 was made for the horse
by IS. Edmond Blanc, the French turf
man, who paid $187,000 for the great En
glish Flying Fox. This was declined,
and it was expected that Meddler would
be mated to the splendid band of mares
at Mr. Mackay's New Jersey establish
ment. It now develops, however, that
Corbett was acting for Richard Croker,
and that Meddler will be sent back to
England to be placed In Mr. Crokcr's
Ted Whltham, a former English Jock
ey, who came to America In charge of
the horse when the late W 11. Forbes
imported him and who remained with
him after the Hon. William C. W hitney
bought him and sent him here to La
Belle farm, is authority for the state
ment. He says that Mr. Corbett repre
sented Mr. Croker In the purcha.se. He
gives as the reason for Meddler's re
moval to Silver Brook after the sale the
fact that Mr. Mackay is about to ship
to England several of his valuable
mares to bo bred to famous English
sires, and that Mr. Croker preferred to
have the horse shipped with them rather
than sent separately. The shipment will
be made within a short time
It Is an Interesting fact that while
Meddler's get have won in America thl9
year nearly $220,000. the leading English
sire. Galllnule. by Isonomy Moorhen,
has to his credit through his get only
i 10 157 OT a little over tlSOOOO
to make the trip are as follows- Fred
Jacklltsch onJ Doescher of the Brooklyn
team, George Davis of the Chicago Amer
icans; JacK Dornn, catcher for Boston;
Paddy Duff of this city, who Is signed to
plav with th Highlanders next season,
and a few others. The team will play ex
hibition games with the All Cubans and
other teams, and will be away for more
than six weeks.
Cross-Eyed Mao I
Was a Hoodoo I
Put a Big Crimp in Barney Schreib- I
er's Bank Roll by His Man- t
euvors at the Traclc
Tho resumption of racing at Los An- i,
gelcs and the trial of Nan Patterson In !
connection with the tragic death of Cae- IJ
sar Young, tho bookmaker, recall the In- j
cldent of the cross-eyed man who caused
the bookmakers such travail of soul and jj
heavy financial lessen on the coast some- t
thing more than a year ago, says an ex-
It Is said that the somewhat erratic
stare of this cross-eyed man cost Barney J
Schrelber the St. Louis plunger, more I
than $27,000. The same uncertain gaze IL
cost Caesar Young and other bookmakers
The presence of this "hoodoo" Is said to
havo been responsible for tho disappear
ance from Oakland of Caesar Young Just 1
prior to his tragic fate in New York Th J
story as brought to St. Louis runs ou I;
The man with the bad eye a pair of
them, in fact was first discovered on J '
Christmas Day Things had been movlr TV '
along in pleasant paths for the bookma
ers, when very suddenly something wei
decidedly wrong. Three races had boe
run, and Caesar Young's book was
'"Then the owner of Eonlc. winner of
the opening handicap, stopped booking
and called the attention of his crew to a
tall man standing In front of hl6 book.
There was nothing peculiar about tho
tali man except that he seemed to bo
looking several ways simultaneously.
"Caesar Young crossed his fingers and
sized up the stranger.
" Js ha looking at me'' he finally asked
of one of his crew. I
" T can't make out clearly,' responded
the ticket writer. 'I believe he is looking
into his ears.'
"Meanwhile business was entirely sus
pended, and Young got down and walked
around the man From every poln.
altitudo he seemed to cross the visage of
the stranger Try' as he would, he could
not get out of the man's visual range.
Finally, in desperation, he called tho
stranger up to tho block.
"Look here.' ho said, 'I want to have
a little conversation with you. and whllo I
we are talking I want you to look mo
directly In tie- face Do you catch that?'
' 'You're on.' said the stranger.
" "That settles It, then,' said Young.
'Now if you will go over and stand In
front of Barney Scnrclbor's book for tho
temalnder of the day I will give you a
$10 ticket on any horse you may select
in the next race. Is It a bet?'
'It's a go,' responded tho mournful
stranger, whereupon Young gave him a
ticket calling for $30 to $10 on Kenllworth
to beat Gold Money, which he did, and
the stranger cashed In. j
"Then be ambled over to Schrelber's
stand, but had not been there long until
the St. Louis horse breeder saw him.
y began to grow uneasy, and when
tho race was over and his book showed a
loss of $10oo ho practically lost his rea
son. "The cross-eyed man was not to be
frightened away, however, and even had
the audacity to placo a bet in Schrelber'n
hook For three weeks Schrelber could
not los... sight of the cross-eyed hoodoo.
Neither could Caesar Young, for ho
would Invariably cut In alongside tho
Behrelbat club, and then the cross-oyed
map would line up Just as soon as tho
betting commcn. U
The Danger of Lumps.
The absence of any positive knowledge
i . crdlng the cause of cancer Is a very
remarkable fact, when the vast amount of
study which the subject has received dur- '
lng recent years is considered. Cancer re- j
search laboratories, cancer commissions,
and many leading surgeons have devoted
lime an. money to solving the problem,
i.nd the net result of It all is that there
are as mar-.' different theorist today as
there were twenty years ago.
Special foods, special climates, germs,
dampness, dryness, irritation, heredity, too
much sail v 0 little salt, and a host of
similar causes have been and are etlll
i : ploned by various sincere physicians.
Until recently there was a growing belief
In a parasitic origin, but when the British
Cancer Research Commission announced
thnt I'm i rst year'! work rendered the
germ theory Improbable, this view re
ceived a sharp check,
Now conies Mr. A W. Mayo Robson,
vice-president of tho Royal College of Sur
geons, with the statement that the non
parasitic assumption was a hasty and un-
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TJBUS THROWING A GIANT BULL. IN THIS PICTURE THE LATEST PARISIAN SENSATION IS SHOWN. A CONTEST BETWEEN A
MAN AND A BULL IS JUST ABOUT THE SORT OF THING THAT THE FRENCH LIKE, AND THE WAY T HEY TURN OUT TO SEE THESE
BOUTS PROVES THIS MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE COULD. URSUS IS THE NAME OF THE STRONG MAN WHO MEETS THE BULL,
AND ACCORDING TO PARIS PAPERS HE PUTS THE MONSTER DOWN EVERY TIME HE MEETS HIM.
warranted one, and citing the long hunt
i.fore the i ibercle pa Ulna was found as
a reason for not giving up the search. Hid
chief plea, however, was for early and
radical operation. offering the best
chance oi ours Many ;
M Sternberg, thon Surgeon-General of
the United States, urged the same treat
ment. Everv tumor and growth and
lump, no matter how apparently Innocent, H
should be extirpated as coon as It ap
pears By this sl:nple mesne the present
large mortality from cancer could be
grt htly i educed.
Via Oregon Short Line,
T'tets on sale December 23, 24, 25
nnd' 31 1905, and January I, 1905. Final
limit January 3. City Ticket office. 201
Main street. See agents.