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THE HERALD'S SPORTING NEWS HOGAN STRENGTHENS VERNON AND EXPECTS TO LAND 1910 PENNANT INFIELD WILL PRESENT ENTIRE CHANGE OF FACES AT VARI OUS POSITIONS Third Baseman and Two More Pitchers Are Remaining Players He Is After to Complete His Roster—Hopes to Secure Reinstate ment of Tommy Sheehan, Former Brooklyn Infielder, Who • Desires to Play with Villagers—Drafts Shortstop Lind say from Fort Wayne — Big League Twirlers About to Be Signed Up for Next Season JAY DAVIDSON COAST LEAGUE MAGNATES seem to be acting upon a gen eral impulse this winter to strengthen their pennant-chasing aggregations, and unless all signs fail the race next summer will be the hottest and closest of any season in the history of the league. Some of the teams will be hardly recognizable after the con templated changes are made in the lineups, and new faces will be see:; on every team. Sacramento and Yrrnon are leading all other teams in the general shakeup and reorganization plans, and these clubs, the youngest members of the league, look today like con tenders for the rag. Manager "Happy" Hognn is plan ning to present a surprise to the fane of the. entire league circuit in the nature of a pennant-winning team to represent Vernon. Happy will have an entirely new infield and will make numerous changes all the way round, hoping to get a formidable aggrega tion together from the nucleus he has to work on and the prospects he has of landing other crack players of proved class. When seen last even- Ing Hogan was in a serious frame of mind and inclined to talk in that way regarding the prospects for next season. "The fans will not know the Vernon team when it marches onto the field for the opening game nrxt spring," he said, "and after we wallop the Angel band ia that opening game, and keep up the gait all through the season, maybe they will sit up and take notice that Vernon Is on the baseball map. My entire infield will present new faces, all tried and proved players, yet strangers In Los Angeles. This will be the biggest result of the team shakeup that has been going on for sometime, but It will not be all. Going After Pennant "We only had a few days in which to get a team together last season, yet ■we made ourselves felt in the league race. Now that we have ample time for building up a winning team from the nucleus we have to work upon, the fans may rest tssured that Ver non will be closer to the top than a lot of other clubs I might name when the flag falls on the last game of the season. In addition to having the best infield in the league, we will have a pitching staff that will compare favor ably with any other club, if it does not prove more effective than any rival staff during the season. Wo will have eight pitchers, and this will in clude two big league twirlers of high class that wo will got from the east. Fourteen players are now under con tract, while others have accepted terms, but have not sent in their con tracts yet. Those who have signed up are: Pitchers—Stovall, Breckenrldge, Mil ler and Baldwin, also Coy, who alter nates in the field. Catchers—Brown, Hasty and Hogan. Infielders—Fisher, first base; Roy Brashear, second base. Outfielders—Allen, Htarne, Martinke, Carlisle and Coy. "Those who have not yet sent in their contracts are Pitchers Hitt and Kchaefer, Shortstop "Truck" Egan, nd Baseman Haley and Shortstop Lindsay, recently drafted from Fort Wayne. "I have been corresponding and tele irraphing for several days In efforts at getting a satisfactory third base man and have landed on three 'pip pins.' either one of which I can get. Sheehan. formerly of Brooklyn and 1 iter with Oakland, lr reinstated, looks best at this time. However, Copman of the St. Paul American association club, and MacKenzie, drafted by Pltts liurg from Wheeling, are regarded as topnotchers, ready for the big timber, »md I can take my choice. One of this trio will be landed this week, in all probability. In addition to these players I am negotiating for two big league pitchers and think there is lit tle doubt that I will land both of them before the week is ended. The short stop and third baseman will be play ers of class and will fully fill the bill, kg the fans need not worry on this MANY ENTHUSIASTS AT SWIMMING RACES Fancy and Straight Events Attract Large Crowds to Tank at Y. M. C. A. Tourna. ment Enthusiasm was shown by the good attendance that witnessed the swim ming races at the T. M. C. A. tourna ment last evening, and the events were well worth seeing. Following are the results: Fifty-yard dash, Marcus Lee, first; Tom Howlett, second; Howard Tay lor, third. Time, 28 3-5. Obstacle race— Joe Steams, first; James Hawley, second. In this contest the contestants swam with open um brellas and with hats over their eyes over obata< I<;m in the water. Twenty-three-yard dash, for boys— Frank Lee, first; W. <!. Finch, (second; Sam Hawber, third. Time, 16 seconds. Boys' candle race—G. Glover, llrst Roy Coleman, second; Lawrence Haw ley, third. Four hundred and forty-yard dash— Marcus Lee, first; Howard Taylor, second; Tom Howlett, third. Time, 6 minutes and 43 1-5 seconds. After the races Clifford Bowes did high and fancy diving, which made a big hit with the spectators present. PLAY HANDBALL FINALS Final* In the Tenth street school li.inuba.ll tournament were played yes terday at the Castellar school. Phil ips, Moriarty and Claude Pratt won the doubles. Moriarty also won the sin plc«. 'I'h. Tenth treet boys showed Kent form and played their op ponents off their feet. score. My iofleld ■will be the best in I th<- league. "Now, if we could make a decent showing with a team that was thrown together on short notice and without any team work before the season be gan last year, it looks to me like we should become contenders this season with n team fully 100 por cent stra and with a strengthened pitching stun*. I shall be terribly disapopinted if the team fails to land one-two, and honest ly believe we will cop the bunting. The club is backing me up handsomely In my efforts to get a winning team to gether, and money is not being spared in that direction. "We certainly will beat out the Angels and you can bet on it." Hogan Deserves Credit Hogan deserves great credit for the results already attained in his efforts j at building up a team for Vernon that wIH be a winner and a contender for | the bunting. Those who know what a short time he had last season in I which to get a team together, and view the showing made by the team in those circumstances, give him unlim ited praise for those re-sults, and ac cept his statements regarding the 1910 team with confidence that he knows what he is talking about and that he will be equal to the occasion after he gets a winning team together. He realizes the necessity for strength ening his infield and has gone about it in a manner that indicates that he will be successful In organizing one of the strongest defenses of this territory tl at money and conditions can produce. He has decided to put a new face at each position and In doing so ho has gone after men of proved ability in each position. He now is trying to land Tommy Sheehan, the former Brooklyn player, and probably will be successful, as his reinstatement is as sured, providing he will get back into organized baseball, which lie will do if he is left free to sign with Hogan. Fisher. Brashear, Sheehan and Lind say, an equally strong player at short, gives Happy an infield second to none in the league, hoth In defensive and offensive work. Strengthens Pitching Staff Although he had a good pitching staff last season, Hogan is not satis fled to go through next season without adding strength to this department, in accord with his general plans for re organization and strengthening the entire team. With this end in view, Ik lias been negotiating with major league managers for some time in an effort at landing two more twlrlers of proved class and experience. He has about closed for this pair, and believes he will be in a position to announce their names, with those of file third baseman and shortstop, by Saturday. The two pit'hers lie is after are not has-beens nor mere prospects, so the fans may expect a most pleasant sur prise when their names are mentioned. Hogan says that the plans of all Coast league clubs for putting strong er teams In the field for next season indicate that the race will be a des perately fought battle throughout the seven months of play, and that he does not propose to have a team that cannot go out and stick with the front runners all the way. He suggested that the Vernon home grounds be used only on Fridays, playing the other d.iys at the Chutes, because of better attendance there, and in view of the expense attachd to building up a win ning team. RANGERS TO MEET AND SELECT TEAM Spirited Contest Looked for When Soccer Football Experts Get Together in Next Sun. day's Game There will be a meeting of the mem bers of the Ranger soccer team tonight at 307 South Broadway, and the team which will meet the Thistles at Fiesta park next Sunday will be selected. It is understood that Johnny Mitchell will soon be able to take his place on the team again, while Tommy Barton will retire from active play for the remainder of the season. For next Sunday's game the Thistles will be strengthened with several new players, which, according to the Rangers, "they will need," while the champion Rang ers will have their regulars in the Held. As there exists considerable rivalry between the two clubs there will be plenty of hard knocks and tumbles whan they mix to interest tha specta tors. WACO CLUB MUST REFUND CINCINNATI. Jan. 25.—The na tional baseball commission, In a find ing promulgated today, declared that ico, Texan, club must refund the $500 draft money received from the Brooklyn club for player R, h. Holmes. A previous finding had vested till-- to Holmes In the New York dub of thf Nationul league over the pro test of the St. Paul club of the Amcr -ioelaUon. The commission • I<> clared the draft by tlie Brooklyn club illegal and ordered the refund. Venice "The Winter Resort."—AdT. LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 2(i. 1910. Hustling Manager of Vernons Expects to Beat Out Angels " "" » .*. RIALTO GOSSIP VT OTWITHSTANDING tlie adverse V legislation which has put racing -*-" in such a precarious condition In the last two years, Santa Anita ranch continues to be one of the greatest breeding farms for thoroughbred rac ing stock in the United States. Buy ers from all Darts of the country have visited the ranch in the last month to look uver the yearlings and two-yeaj olds there, and several purchases have been reported. Al Goodin reports that the crop of youngsters now at the ranch in charge of Superintendent Lowen Tucker is better than in other years and looks more promising. There are several good looking ones by old Emperor of Norfolk, who died . last year, and by Rey el Santa Anita and Vesuvian. All these colts are being held at stiff prices and yet are finding a ready market, which attests the pop ularity of the breed turned out at the Los Angeles county ranch. Horsemen and others interested In turf affairs were pleased yesterday to note the fact that W. W. Finn has re signed his office as manager of the Salt Lake City meeting. The changes insisted upon by President Tom Wil liams of the Pacific Jockey club in spire horsemen and others with the belief that the "bush" circuit for 11)10 will be materially Improved In the sport afforded and in the form ob served. "Happy" Hogan could not get away to attend the meeting of the Coast league magnates in Frisco and Col. J. W. Brooks, vice president of the Ver non club, held the proxy of Eddie Maier, the Vernon representative on the board. Hogun is too busy getting together a team that will win the Coast league pennant to fool away his time in diplomatic exercise. "Judith" Campbell, the cigar mer chant of other days, was in Los An geles yesterday on one of his annual visits to civilization. Ho now owns a large ranch thirly-five miles from Santa Monica and the same distance from nowhere, and seldom gets to the bright lights. He learned of the John son-Burns fitrht in Australia when he arrived yesterday, and wondered if Johnson ever -would come back to America and challenge Jeffries. The moss slowly dissolved, and after a few hours of close contact with civilization he was down-to-dato again. Judith is a good kid, and is doing nicely on the ranch, but says it has been so long since he heard the racket of city streets that he is almost deaf with silence and quietude. Ed Trotter, -well known to patrons of the turf in the good old days around St. Louis and Chicago, U acquiring a classy string of selling platers by the claiming and boosting route at Jack sonville. Ho now has Cowen, Bye bright and Dr. Holzberg, all claimed or boosted Into his barn, and is ne gotiating with Jockey Ganz for his services. Trotter once owned and raced one of the classiest strings in the middle west. Jockey Glass no longer is an ap prentice rider, his allowance and license expiring a week ago. He is under contract to Andy Blakely and is showing form good enough to entitle him to rank, with the best of them at Emeryville. Ben Cabell, assistant secretary of the Texas state fair, and who fathered the antl-bookmaking bill that put rac ing out of business in the Lone Star state, Is advocating the substitution of a state racing commission to super vise Texas racing in future and the repeal of the anti-bookrnaking act, so as to leave it with the commission whether betting of any nature will be permitted there. Bills, with this ob ject In view, will be offered at the next session of the Texas legislature. Silverskln, the long distance runner that was such a sensation at Santa Anita the first season, was among those burned in a barn fire at Knox vllle, Term., last week. Artful Dodger and Joe Pugh also were burnAl to death. Sllverskin was a gray gelding, 6 years old, ami was owned by Dr. J. R. Burkhart of Book Island, 111. No Insurance was carried. The lengthy race meetings last at Vancouver and Victoria will not be tried again this year. It is planned HAPPY HOGAN Jay Davidson to have a thirty-day meeting at each city in the early summer and a like. meeting at each c^ty in the fall, mak ing US racing days for the western Canadian circuit of 1610. The Mason wiii open in Muy at Victoria and dote in the early days of. Septitmber. These meetings were such groat successes last season that, it la believed the sport is permanently established there. They began right by "canning" all the touts and hustlers in rag time and wore not bothered with this element during tho long seasons. Pari-mutuels scorn to be Browing in popularity with those Interested in solving the racing situation in the. United States and Canada and since bookmaking is admitted everywhere to be a dead issue and wholly intolerable, not even to bo thought of, it looks like the mutuel system would be the com promise settlement of the question, if any compromise is to be made. Tlv committee appointed by parliament in Canada to listen to arguments pro and con regarding the anti-bookmaking bill now before that body has been de luged with arguments hy racing men in favor of the compromise, and gen eral opinion favors the substitution, according to reports. Johnny McCafferty, who will be re membered in Los Angeles as the win ning memler of the famous McCaffer ty-Durnell turf feud, fought to a fin» ish on the coast three 01 four years ago, is at Jacksonville and is buying some good horses for a metropolitan racing campaign. McCafferty recently returned from Argentine Republic. where he sold a large consignment of bones, and is in good shape financially, according to reports. Ho is in good standing now, hut his old enemy, Dur neii, still is without the breastworks. At the final meeting of the license committee of the Southern Jockey club at Jacksonville, which controls racing between the Mississippi river and the Ma«an and Dixon line, Chief Johnson, (jlil Man Treubel and Chom, jockeys, and Dec Hammond, Kay Spt-ncc and John Kerr, trainers, wore refused licenses, ah arc won known here with the exception of Jockey Chorn. Monte Preston, once one of the great rid' rs of the country and well known in Los Angeles turf society, has aban doned the turf for the more dignified culling <»f owner and trainer, and ha* a good string of racers at Jacksonville. Phil Chlnn recently added to the Pres ton string by giving in charge of the former Jockey half a dozen fair platers. Monte will hike for the bushes in the spring, but (is ho is nearly as large aa Baby Bill Gerdes, he hardly will do any riding-. Kid Troubles, who is recreating in tin' vicinity of Altadena, writes to Matchmaker Hancock of the Pacific Athletic club that he is ready for some more ring trouble and asks to be matched with Bubbles Robinson or Kid Bees, Ho will get what he is looMng for if he hooks up with either of these scrappers. CAMP SELECTS ALL-STAR TEAM OF VETERAN PLAYERS Coy and Fish, Captains of 1909 Har. yard and Yale Aggregations, Only Ones of This Age Given Place NEW YORK, Jan. 21 - An All-Amer ican football team, picked from the stars who have graced the gridiron In the last twenty-years, bu been com piled by Walter Camp, Ted Coy and Hamilton Fish, captains at Yale ami Harvard last fall, are the only players of hist season to get places among tba old-time stars. Here is Mr. Camp's all-star elevn: Knds— Hinkley, Yale: Rhevlin, Yale. Tackles— Fish, Harvard.: Dewitt, Princeton. « ;usii-<Ik — Heffelflngor, Yale; Hare, Pennsylvania, Center—Sohuttae, Mlchisan. Qnartarback— Kckersaii, Chicago. Halfbacks —Weeks, Columbia; Hes ton, Michigan. Fullback—Coy. Yale. It'i v ew to Kcurt a bargain In • a»4 automobile, through want advertising, v It used to be—an* «tUI ta-to ■«cur« • bone and carrlac*. KNIGHT DECK BEATS GOOD ONES AT MILE Wins Feature Event at Juarez in Fast Time, Beating Orbicular and Servile, Odds-On Entry JUAREZ, Mex., Jan. Knight Deck won the handicap at one mile, the feature at Terrazaa park, today. Tlie entries Orbicular and Servile wero best, but the daring rider, Shilling, In the last few strides landed his mount a winner. Six favorites were ' 'de feated. Summary: First race, selling, six furlongs— Kyle won, Jy'ila second, Luko Cates third; time 1:11. c Second « ara soiling, seven furlong* Franks won, Cull second, Captain Burnett third; time |IW. Third rare, selling, seven furlongs—Hardly- Bon won, Duchess of Muutebella second, Alma Boy third; time 1:27 4-5. Fourth race, one mllo—Knight Deck won, Or bicular second; Servile third; time 1:3 2-5. Fifth race, five furlongs— Blag? won, Gold Finn second, Silver Stocking third; tUne :59 ;:-5. Sixth race, one mile, selling— House won, Apologize tsecund, Sensible third; time 1:39 1-;. JUAREZ ENTRIES First race, five and a halt furlongs— I 112;; 'Interpose, 110; Sum Webb, 110; Kins Hover, 107; Block, 107: James Blachstock, 107; Fairmont, 107; Father Eugene, 11)7; «Bob Lynch, 107; Alarmed, 107; Grenalan, 107; Cesarilass, j 105. Second nee, feven furlongs—Cardinal Sarto, li 7; Don Hamilton, 107; Tremargo, 107; Kopek, i"7: Bonnie Prince Charlie, 107; Bonnie Beg, 107; Joe Enrich, 107; »Dr. Mack, 105; Miss Alert, 105; Lady Adelaide, 103; Mlnnolettc, 100; •Gibson, 102. Third race, 2-year-old», three and a half fur longs—Columbus, MS; Queen, 103; Mary Rudd, 101; Inn, 108; Cat, 108; Co-Ed. 108; Ownelta, 108; San Francisco Maid, M 8; Tsma, 108. Fourth race, six furlones—Pajarolta, in;; Richard Reed. 112; King Cobalt, 110; The Fad, 101; Blagg, 101; Elizabeth Barwood, 100; Sugar Maid, 98. Fifth race, six furlongs—Deuce, 122; Hollow, 122; Arcourt, 110; Sabado, 119; B. J. Bwanner, 119; Hannibal Bey, 119; Kiamesha 11. 117; Dandy Dancer, 117; Gladys Louise, 114; Ches wardlne, 114; 'Motlere, 11!; •Bell of Brass, 109. Sixth race, one mile-Hughes, 109; Niblick, 101); Goldway, 100; Buna, 1"7: Gerrymander, 107; French Cook, IOC; John 15. McMillan, 104; *Ora Suddutli, 102; Melons, 102, 'Apprentice allow ance. JACKSONVILLE RESULTS * JACKSONVILLE, Fin., Jan. 25.— , Spirited racing was much in evidence | at Moncrief park today, with a race for gentlemen riders the feature. Tom my Wright of Baltimore won, defeating the odds-on favorite, Ben Double. Two new track records were made, Pan- i toufie running the six furlongs In 1:12, while Royal Onyx negotiated the five and a half .furlongs in 1:071-5. Sum maries: First race, 3 furlongs—Moncrief won, Sir Kearney second, Stepfather third; " time SSI 3-5. Second race, 6 furlongs, selling—Abrasion won, Amanda Lee second, Miss Sly third; time 1:13. Third race, si furlongs, —Royal Onyx won, Arionette second, Toil Box third; time 1:07 1-5. Fourth race, gentlemen riders, 1 mile and TO yards, selling— Box won, Ben Double second, Cablegram third; time 1:48 1-5. Fifth race, 6 furlongs, —Pantoufle won, T. M. Green second, Ida O. third; time 1:12. Sixth race. 1 1-18 miles, selling—John Carroll won, Rosboro second, First Peep third; time 1:47 1-5. RESULTS AT TAMPA TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 25.—Increased at tendance and better prices marked to day's races. It was anounied that three hurdle races would be put on weekly. Seventy-two horses arrived today from Jacksonville. Summaries: First race, five and a half furlongs, gelling— Okenite won, Aludla second, Vanadlan third; time 1:112-5. Second race, five nnd a half furlongs, selling Clysmic won, Brookline second, T. M. Irvln third; time 1:11. Third race, five and a half furlongs, selling— Baby Willie won. The Ram second, Mary Can dlemas third; time 1:111-5. Fourth race, five and a half furlongs, selling —Tamar won. Anna Smith second, Balnade third time 1:111-5. Fifth race, six furlongs, selling—Warner. Grtswell won, Judge Cabanlss second, Sir Catesby third; time 1:17 8-5. Sixth race, seven furlongs, sailing— won, Judge Samfley second, Claiborne third; time 1:33 2-5. DECLARES MIDDLE WEST HAS TRUE AMERICANS Senator Clapp Presents Bouquet to Section of Country in Which He Lives NEW YORK, Jan. 25.—Men of the middle west aro the true Americans, according to Senator Clapp of Minne sota, who was in New York today on a flying visit from Washington. "New England," said the senator, "has its interests centered in manu factures, New York in finance, Penn sylvania in coal, the far west in lum ber. They are all more or less pro vincial But the middlo west is not bound by any highly accentuated local interests and is better qualified to get a perspective of the country's needs. "That is why the protest against undue privilege and unjust protection started with us. We insurgents in the Republican party do not rail at for tune, but merely insist all shall be equal before the law and no advan tage shall be given to the man with the genius for acquisition." SECRETS OF BLACK HAND DISCLOSED BY EVIDENCE Rules and Regulations of Death.Deal. ing Band Revealed at Trial of Alleged Conspirators TOLEDO, Jun. 25.—Rules and regula tions governing the alleged Black Hand organization, threatening letters to in tended victims, selections from their voluminous correspondence to each other containing obscure references to their supposedly sinister relations, were presented in the trial of fourteen al leged. Black Hand conspirators today. With this the government rested Its SIX SMUGGLERS KILLED BERNJB, Switzerland, Jan. 25.—Seven Italian smugglers engaged In carrying contraband through the wild Alpin-i pass above Chlavenna, Italy, were over whelmed by an avalanche today. All except one were swept over a precipice and killed. AMERICAN OWNERS PLAN INVASION OF ARGENTINA NEW YORK. Jan. —Sam l>o K gett,> the jockey, who lias been out of the, saddle for several m-nxonn. will ride again this summer, lie will do hi- rid- Ins In Buenos Ayre», and the Announce ment of his Intention to go to Argentina has attracted attention to racing condi tion* there. It is said that I. C. III! --dretb nod, perhaps, tiro or three other American owners will send strings to the South American republic as an experl men!. TWENTIETH STREET SCHOOL WINS ATHLETIC HONORS Basketball Teams Annex Champion. ships of Third District by De. fcating Formidable Rivals Students of the Twentieth street school now hold the basketball cham pionship for the third district of tho city school basketball league. The girls' team of the intermediate section de fe&ted the team of the same section of the Boyd street school yesterday by j a score of V to 6. and the senior giritv team defeated their rivals by a score of 5 to 0. The boys of the Twentieth street school already have defeated all | comers in tho third district and bid fair to win the city championship, The city schools arc divided into three districts. A team must first defeat all rivals in their district, after which it is matched against the champion of an : other district. The winner of that, they i are matched against the champions of j the third district for the city pennant. JOSS MAY COACH HARVARD TOLEDO, 0., Jan. 25.—Addle Joss, member of the Cleveland American league pitching staff, may coach Har vard university pitchers this spring. Joss has received an attractive offer from the Cambridge institution and now has it under advisement. CLABBY AND TWIN MATCHED MILWAUKEE. Jan. 25.—Jimmie Clabby of Milwaukee has been matched to meet Mike (Twin) Sullivan of Bos ton in a ten-round no-decision bout be fore the Milwaukee Boxing club on ITebruary 4. WINTER BASEBALL EMPLOYES of the Los Angeles Water company have organised a baseball team with Pitcher Ly man as manager, who issues a deli to all local clubs. In the lineup of the water dispensers will be seen the fol lowing expert jugglers of the little round thing- A. Little, J. Kyle W. Haswell, G. Woodhouse, Shorty Davis, Judge ' Taney, who at one time was a real judge but recently has taken to pushing the pencil; Jet Pasco W Ross and Anderson. This team 'rep resents a combine between the horse hide heavers of the company office force and the shop men. Heretofore the t two departments have been repre sented by separate nines, which when mingling always has resulted disas trously to those who labor over (he edgers. The office men, conteiv n§ that merger was the thing to do fol lowed the Herriman principle and now The i "? ♦"■'"' " presents the company. The last time the two factions clashed in a baseball supremacy test an amus ing incident occurred. It seems that as the game was progressing the um pire was carefully handling from one hand to the other as he used those members to emphasize his decisions, something round and neatly done up in tissue paper. It gradually became noised around that this was a trophy for the winners, and the contest waxed fiercer than ever. When the shopmen finally won they expectantly crowded around the handler of the indicator, who solemnly handed the 1 package to the captain of the winners. When the tissue paper had been carefully un folded in their captain's hand there lay a beautiful golden, glistening "lemon." Orange high school expects to have one of the best interseholastic base ball clubs in the Orange County High School league this year. Active prac tice is being indulged in twice a week. "Dutch" Hinrichs as twirler is one of the best mound artists in Orange county and has been of considerable strength to the backwoods team; Slater, on first base, is rounding into big league form and will bo one of the best hitters on tho nine this fall; Joseph Hinriebs will be tho mainstay of the team at the middle station; Kflley will hold down third station and should make a good showing, as his playing ability has improved won derfully. All the members of last year's squad are back again this season. There wHI be a meeting of Santa Paula, Oxnard, Ventura and Santa Barbnra baseball teams this week for the purpose of arranging a schedule of games for the league series. No doubt George M. Ward, representing the Santa Barbara club, will be elected tc» the secretaryship, for Oeorge would not be at home if lie was not pouring over the minutes of previous meetings. J Scott Allen, who was one of the official umpires In the former Cali fornia Winter league, in a neat little talk before the last meeting came to a close, thanked the president and other members of the league for their kind consideration shown him while he was an "un»P" in that organiza tion. The clubs in the City league are run ning neck and neck for pennant honors. Tip to the present time the University club is only nineteen points behind the Fraternal Aids in the percentage CO - mn, while tfc Yeoman team I. seventy-two points behind the Na tional Lumber nine. It was a pitchers' battle between Smith, for the Fraternal Aids, and Acuna. for the Wielands, last Sunday. The former struck out eight, while the latter made seven swing like a gate. In the hitting colmun Smith seemed to be on the wrong side of the lodger, as thirteen was chalked up against him, while only five was made oft Acuna. Centerfielder Terry of tho Fraternal Aid? last Sunday proved to bo the hero In the City league by his sensational unassisted double putout play, and de serves watching in the future, as he is a natural born ball playei". Two fast doublo plays -were executed last Sunday on the Venion diamond In the grame between the University Mer chant* unit the Bishops of the City Icagus. The curtain raUer, which "INK" WIEMAN MAY DIRECT OXY TEAM PRESIDENT BAER DECIDES ON NEW IDEA Graduates or Undergraduates Will Be Given Positions as Coaches of Various Athletic Organi. zations Ernest Woman, a junior In Occiden tal college, and a star football player on tho Occidental varsity, ha 3 been offered the position of football coach for next year, providing the American game is played under revised rules. It" this comes about it will be a new step in college athletics. President Baer is anxious to make an experiment and try graduate or undergraduate coaches for athletics. This will mean that some other man will be secured to coach track and still another one for baseball. The offer to Wieman has been re ceived with enthusiasm by tho Occi dental students, but ha has nut given his decision. Of course if he accepts it will keep him out of all varsity teams and he no longer can represent the college in athletics. LONGBOAT MATCHED WITH WINNER OF MARATHON Henri St. Yves Expected to Challengr Successful One, but Charlie Eyton Beat Frisco Promoters to Him SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 25.—Owing to the fact that St. Yves, the French lung distance runner, has been matched to meet Marsh in a marathon race at Los Angeles, the plan of matching him with the winner of the Dorando- Hayes race in this city next Sunday has been abandoned. Longboat, Hi" Canadian Indian, will be substituted as the challenger of the succeisCul contestant. brought the fans to their feet was when Boland, at short, shot the ball to Larkey at middlr station, who in re turn sent the sphere with lightning speed to Scott at the first station. Ybarrando and O'Malley pulled off a fast double later on in the game. William Palmer of the Sati Diego team left for the southern city last night, and before going staled that In; was sorry that the California Winter leayue had come to such a sudden close. Although Tom Plna had more strike outs In the University-Bishop game than his opponent, Tom Ybarrando, er rors lost him the game. Arthur Brady, who was tried nut by the Yeoman team last Sunday, put up a good exhibition of the national game and no doubt hereafter will bo among the regulars of the Yoeman pitching staff. The number "13 >( still sticks to the National Lumber company team, for, in last Sunday's game, both teams erred .thirteen times. The Harvard military school base ball club has started regular practice and from the material at hand the sol dier boys, no doubt, will have one of the strongest baseball nines in the in terscholaatic series this fall. Mott Larkey, who has deserted the. Los Angeles high school team to play with St. Vincent college, and Knowles, formerly of Hollywood high school, as change pitcher, the Saints should have a fast nine in the college fleld this fall. There will be a meeting of the South ern State league Wednesday night at 210 Lissner building and the following evening tho City league managers will meet at the same place. There is a possibility of tho Re dondo team, in the Southern State league, taking an extended trip through the intercoast towns during the early part of February, playing such fast teams as Ventura, Santa Paula, Balcersfield and Coallnga. Tht Santa Monica team in all proba bility will be admitted into the South ern State league the first of the rnontli, to fill the vacancy recently made by one of tho sporting goods nines sev ering its connection with tho league. Reports received In Los Angeles yes terday were to tho effect that John House of the Sacramento club of the Pacific Coast league, was recently married to a native daughter of Green Bay, Wis. Roy Hitt yesterday afternoon drifted into McCormick's pool room, covered from head to foot with oil. Hitt said that he played for two InnlngH with a bursting oil tank on South Main street and also remarked that "somebody" would be compelled to come through with a new suit. The Hotel Westminster ball nine, known as the champion liotel baseball team of Southern California, again demonstrated its class yesterday by defeating the Hotel Raymond team on the Raymond grounds by tho score of S to 1. Captain Dolierty deserves credit for the activity he has shown in gathering together a crack team under the Westminster colors, there by retaining the liotel baseball cham pionship in Los Angeles. The manager of the recently organ ized Ontario baseball team is out with a defl to the Gateways, which team defeated the Ontario! last Sunday. The Ontario manager writes as follows: "Last Sunday's gamo was the first wo have played since, we disbanded, over a year ago, the Gateways winning by the score of 2 to 1. We would like a return game from Manager Andrews. to have tho opportunity to wipe this .sting of defeat away and at the same time play for money, chalk or mar bles. Should Manager Andrews want any of our game he can answer through Tho Herald or call up 52 Al hanibra." Manager Hansen will take the Tuft- Lyon baseball team to Covlna next Sunday. The battery for Tuft-Lyon will be Houlsby, Drown and trayeri for Covina, Asher and .WachoU.