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This Is the Time of the Year That the Umpire Feels at Peace With All the World
. _ — CALL'S DOUBLE PAGE OF SPORTS POW WOW OF MAGNATES TODAY Fate of Portland Northwest Club and State League Up to Them JOE MURPHY The annual baseball pow wow of the Pacific Coast league magnates will be held today at the St. Francis hotel. It will be a sort of a joint meeting of thw Coast league and California league, which Is practically the same, as the Coast league moguls own the California league clubs, too, and.Al T. Baum, president of the Coast league, is also the chief executive of the bush organization. Some important matters are to come up for decision, one of them being the matter of allowing the Portland club of the Northwestern league to play on the Portland grounds next season. It Is the exclusive territory of the Coast league, and thS Northwestern crub has been allowed to invade this territory through courtesy. It seems that the game was not as ! prosperous in Portland as it has been In the other cities of the Pacific Coast league last season. The Portland club drew as well as it did in former years, but It failed to show the Increase in business that marked the season's re ceipts of the other club:t. The lack of patronage is attributed to Portland getting too much ball, and that the Coast league is losing money as a result. It Is entirely in the hands of the Coast magnates whether they allow the Portland Northwestern club in the field next season. There will be a big delegation of Northwestern league moguls on the job today to put up a talk for the survival oT the Portland club, and a great deal depends on what kind of an argument they can put up. Fielder Jones, president of the league; Magnates Dugdale and Mc- Credie, and Nick Williams, manager of the Portland Northwestern leagne club, will fight for the northwest in terests. Portland is a big.asset te the North western league and the representa tives of latter organization can be counted upon to make a fight be fore evacuating the Portland field. Nick Williams'wjll have .consider able influence is making the fight, as he is highly esteemed by the Coast league moguls. * He is a product of the Coast league, having been turped over to McCredie by. J. Cal Ewlng to manage the Portland club. It is likely : that if Portland is turned down by-the-Coast league the club will be'movect to-Everett or Bal lard. • ;•• • • . . . • * "*"••" • ' Another Important matter to oome tip for consideration is the existence of the California league, which is said to have passed, through a stormy sea son in which 'the magnates Of the dif ferent clubs were" forced'to' dig dpwn frequently to meet expens.es.' Ewlng declares that the Watson vllle club cost hlnvself and Frank Ish a cold $10,000. Unless there are some drastic changes made Ewirig- declares that he will not Be an angel for the Watsonville club any longer. He takes the point that the Califor nia league was organized as a farm for the Pacific Coast. league, but it turned out to be a." home for .veteran ball players. Ewi'ng- contends that he got interested ih the venture fox the purpose of developing young talent and he is seeking to have the mag nates of the league agree to hire none but young and aspiring toss.ers. Henry Berry and Tom-Stephens are expected to arrive from Lps Angelfes this morning, brut no word has been received from either Hap Hogao or Ed T. Maier of the Venice club. * # * President Al T. Baum has secured an umpire te fill the vacancy of Bush, who was dropped- from Baum's staff (luripg the latter part of the season. Serald Hayes is the new indicator man, who will work along "with Fin ney. McCarthy, Phyle, Gtlthrle and Held next season. Secretary Farrell of the National association sent Hayes to Baum anu he comes here well recommended. He Is an experienced man, having worked six years in class' AA minor leagues. He has worked successfully in th« American assoolatlOn and Interna tionul league. Hayes, it is reported, was anxious to come to the.coast and this is the reason attributed for him leaving the eastern league.* . * . . " Hayes is undoubtedly a gOod" man oi iie would not have-, lasted six years umpiring in fast "company. With Hayes an addition to Baum's staff pf smpires it looks as if the Pacitc Coast icague is thoroughly equipped in this particular department. *** , . The papers of Los Angeles state that Orv'e Overall will be back with the Seals next season. Overall will not come out and declare himseit, but the newspaper, men of the south say that he has declared confidentially to friends that he will be Howard's man next season. . * * ♦ ~ •» * •. Johnny Kane is;, playing a little •rinter basebal*- in .'the soOth. He is performing on Snudays with Fred Snodgrass' Oxnard team. Harmless Railroad Bomb Scores : Police KANSAS CITY, Dec. 2. —An old railroad "torpedo- that was jaken to police • headquarters almost produced a panic among the cops. The torpedo, which was so old and bat tered that it probably would not have »xploded if a string of freight cars iad passed over it, was taken to the •ffice of Ray Ely, secretary of Chief »f Detectives Ghent, by a man who ilalmed to have found it In a baggage >ar at the Union depot. "Look out!" yelled Ely when Detect (ve E. P. Boyle, former Inspector, en tered his office and accidentally tno.cked the "bomb" off the table onto he floor. The detectives and others rho witnessed this accident expected he whole city hall to be blown up. "Get that thing out of here, quick * you can," ordered Chief Ghent, and he "bomb" was transferred to the ustody of Captain Thomas P. Flahive, rho did not tarry long In disposing of L He ordered Patrolman John Sresham to carry it to the Missouri Aver and throw it Into the stream. GUNBOAT SMITH, KING OF THE WHITE HOPES Mighty Matty Is Modest Won't Lead the Fraternity LOS ANGELES Dec. 2.—Christy Mathewson, when told that Dave Fultz had been named as the president of the Federal league, and that he, Mathewson, would be asked to assume the leadership of the Players' fraternity, made the following statement: . "This is all news to me, but if the Federal people have secured Fultz they are to be congratulated. "I can't say that I would be able to take charge of the Players' fraternity. This is a position for a big man and I am not conceited enough to think that I could fill the position. The Players' frater nity is an organization that covers a big field and is to play a most important part in the game from now on. "I can say no more until I am more fully in possession of the facts." Slattery's Spikes T HE physical advantages which Lightweight Champion Willie Ritchie will have over Challenger Tommy Murphy when they meet in the ring a week from tomorrow evening should be enough to install him a prime favorite. Ritchie is taller, broader, naturally heavier than Murphy, and besides, he has a longer reach. The Har lemite has the edge in experience and ring generalship only. Ritchie is faster and a better puncher. A comparison of the records of the men shows plainly that the Californian is far and away the better puncher. The question now is, Why should not Ritchie rule a very, strong choice? . • • ' • • Still, many of the Ritchie backers are not satisfied with the price in sight. Although practically no bets have been recorded as yet, the good judges of odds declare that the champion will rule at least a 10 to 6 choice and that his admirers are likely to be bet ting even money that he will stop Murphy inside of twenty rounds. However, they may be mistaken. # * * RITCHIE'S friends like his chances all right, but they • argue that he should not be more than a 10 to 8 shot over ■ the New Yorker. They cite the latter's two great battles with Wolgast and his whirlwind ■twenty round finish with Packey McEarland as instances why he should be held in higher esteem by those who like to have a bet down on affairs pugilistic. ..".••••/;.#••. * * BUT San Francisco is a pecu liar town, especially when It comes to .betting on the out come "of a :.pugilistic battle. \ . As .• a general-rule, the Judgment dis played: by the bettors is good and. • their prices, are right, although . •now and then they are. caught ; badly but of line- We need but: '. .go back to. the Wolgast-Rltchie.' • bout of a- littlb more- than, a year , ago to. establish this proof.. • •-••' •■•-•» ".*. •.•♦' •: THE champion himself does, not seem' to be bothered about-the betting od.ds." ' '.In- fact.'; he •.pays 'practtca'lly' rto attention ' to' them. Aii. that concerns 'him" ;is - .'bis physical" condition and. a good '. .. rewaTd for h-is--services.- "He does-" riot' bet-' on. li-lmself- nor anybody . '•■else.' for - the- simple reason that •'. he does-pot believ« .In gambling,- . .'although.he does not go.out.mak- ' tag .speeches against it; ." .* * * the betting end of It se- ' I verely alone," said tho HttTa Champion, as he was working out in his gym at Colma yester day afternoon. "Let the other fellow risk his money if he wants to. Just give me a chance to get into condition and fight and I will be well satisfied. If the pub lic makes me a long shot over Murphy, I guess it is because I have been winning right along. *, * * NEVER advise my friends Ito bet on me, either, for I Relieve that this is very bad policy. I always have done the best I could when I entered the ring and I will continue to do so. In fact, I never tried to fight when I was not right. I called off a match with One Round Ho gan a long time ago on this ac count. I was roasted for it, but I think I used good judgment." * :•'• ■;'*' • RITCHIE Is not overdoing his : training, either. He works ■' steadily every day and he. ' also takes plenty of rest . He drives down to the training camp ■ every morning in his big automo- ■' bile and then he does his road work, his gym work and'his box- ing. And he don't step a couple of extra rounds just- because he' feels strong. . He just maps out his program a na follows .it reli- . giously. • .' . '.'■. . .' '•'."" •'. ..'..# '■' • : * HE has . great . faith in. Harry Foley as a trainer and ad visor, and well he might fOF Foley has been a life saver for ■ him. In bis quiet, easy going •.. way, Foley can impart a - whole lot of advice to the'champion and - the champion .Is one of- those . chaps who is always willing- to learn'something new. He never did try to know It all This, per haps, is why he has been so suc cessful. '.* * * THE challenger from Harlem is even more quiet and sub dued .than the champion. He . won't .talk fight unless be is ap -. pVoached' on that subject and • then he is hot strong, for such a ' line of conversation. He would • ra-ther talk about his wife and his • ; -tw"o "little baby'g'irls. back in New .' • York, and his only regret is that • they are- not here with him. He's ' - lonesome withcuut them. •* ♦ * * • DESPITE the lack of .noise, " there -seems to be plenty of . . low down confidence around ' the "Murphy camp at -San RafaeL Manager Jim Buckley can give you a dozen good reasons why Murphy will win, and Manager' Jim's judgment is Quite keen. It must have been or else he never would have been able to .pick up two such live ones as the boy . from Harlem and the white hope king, Gunboat Smith. The international cycling sprint championship of the new world will be decided at Madison Square garden on Friday night. The greatest sprinters in the world are entered. Look at this for class: Frank Kra mer, present world's champion, will represent America; Jackie Clark, who pressed Kramer for the title last year, will ride for Australia; Perchicot, champion of France, and Francisco Verrl, twice champion of Italy, are also out for the honors. The annual six day grind will start on the garden track at midnight Saturday. ATHLETIC CHATTER WILLIAM UNMACK Walter Christie, University, of Cal ! lfornia trainer Is a believer in getting 1 all the competition that he can to his men with outside athletes. Christie wants to get as many meets as he can for the coming season and besides that intends to enter what men he can in any outside events that are held. Mixing up with meets like, this tends to take away any .nervousness that a man may have., and that is what Christie is working up to for his big' meet with Stanford: •* \ * The regular monthly meting of the Paciffic association will be held at the Olympic cjub oh December 11. Dele gate George James will make his offl cial report at this meeting on the/ doings.at. the A. A. U. itieeui'o lv Pt«T# York. !- »" * * ' : There were no -legal , entanglements oyer the final of the academic league football, championship.: . '*•* ♦ . • One thing is certain; there' can h.e no dispute this year in Rugby union circles as to which Is .the champion team. ■Of course. Santa Clara may. claim a' game .with • Stanford before the latter'can claim the.title. Stan ford" has beaten 'them all- hut Santa Clara. ' * ' • '• * :*..♦ •'. '.It is just about .time that! Victoria and Vancouver' settled ' their little arguments -as to which should hold 'the Cooper-JCeith challenge cup. Stanford is anxious to play tlie" champion. ' About 'the only thing for the California' Rugby Union champ. iOns to do is to play both' northern teams and' then the cup Is bound to come back to sunny California. * * » ." The All-America track and field team in charge of Eustace Peixotto Is due to arrive at' Wellington to morrow.' They will start immediately for Invercargill to prepare for the i MASON SIS. \~ ' 19150«i1915X CABARET \ N Latest Diversions \ of Bohemia \ A Boor* of Continuoua, Brilliant Sstntulfttinr, Talon tod and Fash ionable Purveyora of Amuaement In J Incline Muaioal Hita, —DINNER— $ j Seven Coarse, Table U I d'hote m Wine I dutser also a la oasts SPECIAL ARRAM QEXEIfTB 70S FAMILIES, PRIVATE PARTIES first meet, which is scheduled for a week from Saturday. ' * * * • The national Indoor' junior track and field championships will be held on January 3at Brooklyn. The pro gram has been announced as fol lows: Sixty yards, 220 yards, 600 yards, 1,000. yards, 2 miles, 60 yard high hurdles,' 12 pound shotput, stand ing high and broad jumps and run ning high jump* *."'*•'•*■•' . Nevada university in future will award its block letters to those mep who represent the varsity lv the vari ous branches of sport, against Santa Clara college,- which is no.w the big noise of the sage brush state. • \ .*'."* '"»''. Percy Haughton, the Harvard coach, is, of. course, the hero, of .the hour back at Cambridge, notwithstanding Brickley's boot. . Percy has a record of coaching three winning teams against Yale. in the past "six years, two ties and one defeat. Sure, he.'s a hero. . Any other coach with that rec ord will always": be looked on as "the one best bet." '-. • " " Fifty years ago,- when Golden Wedding Whiskey ]. was young/* •. • . . ' AFTER a day's hunt, tramping wood land, fieldand brush, how reviving you find a little drink of choice, mellow, old. This pure, fine, sun-ripened, wood-aged whiskey, distilled according to a special formula under strict government super vision, is more than just deli ciously appetizing—it tones the r==ii=i system and preserves the health. [stamp! You don't tire of Golden Wed- fl| ding like you do some whiskies. JSjjS The soft rich flavor is an excep- sft" tion. It is Ifigj? "Made Differently." Quart RUGBY TITLE HANGS IN BALANCE Oakland and Palo Alto May Play Off for Championship on Saturday Palo Alto and Oakland high schools will probably play off for the high school football championship of north ern . California.- Arrangements for' such a game were practically made yesterday by J. C. Templeton, princi pal of the Palo Alto team, and Charles E. -Keyes, • principal of the Oakland high school. The date and ground on which the game is to be played is the main bone of contention: Each school would like to hav'e'the game played-in its own locality, and there is a slight hitch on this- point, which, however, is' ex pected to be .straightened, out today. Next Saturday may be the date of the big contest. ■ Palo Alto wants' the game played on- the Stanford, field, while Oakland would' like to have the game played ■ somewhere' across the bay, probably at- the State league ball park.' Palo Alto is tlie Portola interseho lastie champion team and the Aca demic Athletic league champion-, hav ing defeated Lick, school last. Satur day for the latter title. Oakland has defeated Berkeley and. is -the cham pion .team of'the Bay Counties Ath letic ieague, a.nd last Saturday won the right to play-Palo Alto by. defeating tlie - Sacramento high, .which is' con-' sidered- the champion .Team', of .the valley.. ■ ; . . • LESTER WANTS MATCHES MILWAUKEE, Dec. 2.—Jack Lester, this "white hope" boxer from the northwest, Is here seeking matches. Failing, he will return at once to New York. Where there is a good chance that he may be hooked up with the winner of the Willard-Morris combat Wednesday night. AMUSEMENTS TWt Laadtac PlajWasa. (Ml 7 sad Uimb. t.amt 3 Xishta. Mmtm. We A. u4 flat. Wad. Hatha** at Special Pn«. Sfte to $1.00. Aacrthar Cohan ud Harris Comedy SuocCOT. STOP THIEF Brimful of Bubbling Joy. I MonAmr MRS* IfFISKE L , / la "THE HIGH ROAD" MATINEE TODAY AND EVERY DAY. ALWAYS A GOOD SHOW MARIE McFARLAND, the American Night ingale, and MADAME ?. no Operatic Star of International Reputation; BILLY GOULD and BELLE ASHLYN. in Songs and Sayings; JOHN E. HAZZARD, Monologist; TWO " CARLTON'S. Phlegmatic Gymnasts; FtYMAN MEYER, the Man at the Piano- STUART BARNES; MA BELLE LEWIS and PAUL MCCARTHY: WORLD'S NEWS IN MOTION VIEWS, taken exclusively for the Orpheum Circuit. Last Week-'-MLLE. DAZIE. In "Pantaloon." a plea for an ancient family,- by Sir James Matthew Barrle. Evening prices—10c, '25c.- 50c, 75c:. Box Seats ♦1.00. Matinee prices (except Sundays and Hol ldaya)—loc. 25c. 50c.. PHONE DOUGLAS 70. YTS A KNOCKOUT! Evelyn Vaughan, Bert Lytell And The ALCAZAR COMPANY In • •' "THEESCAPE" Paul Armstrong-'s Latest' Sensational Success. PRICES—Night 25c. to $1; Mats., 25c to 50c.' MATS. THURSDAY. SATURDAY. SUNDAY.' NEXT WEEK;—An Elaborate Revival'of "SALOMY JANE'! Miss V-anghan' and Mr. Lytell Heading Cast. LEADING THEATRE ■ JB UEr I Ellls aid Market. A. VHm ■ 1 I'hone Sutter 2460. -*y Nights & Sat. Mat.. r,oc • to $2; Wed. Mat., $I\so ROBERT MANTELL TONIGHT—".MACBETH" • • Wed. 'Mat:.- "MERCHANT OF .'VENICE'v- Wed.. "KING ■ LEAR"; • Thurs., Lll-r '; Kri , • "KING' JOHN"; Sat MatT "I'AMLET"; Sat.. "LOTIS XI ' ■ ' Curtain at 8 Sharp NlgKts; 2 Sharp Mats. Com. Sun. Mat.—One Week Only. Matinees Daily—Seats Thursday. 1 • ALICE LLOYD And a Company of 73.'with '. ' FRANK FOGARTY "The Dublin Minstrel." Nlghta, 50c to 11.50; Mats.. 25c to $1.00.' ■ WTk Market 6 Days More School Children's Mat. Dally at 3:30 Except Saturday and Sunday THE UNDYING STORY OF CAPTAIN SCOTT EVENINGS AT 8:30—25 c and 50c. 2 WEEKS. COM. NEXT MONDAY. A DRAMATIZATION OF ROBERT W. CHAMBERS' NOVEL. • TO F" Iseata Ready Thursday! Prlcf » 3Sc to SI.QO COMMON LAW A Play Every Womaa should See. SEAT SALE TOMORROW, 9a.m. At Sherman, Clay & Co. and Kohler & Chase. MEL B A WORLD'S GREATEST SOPRANO. KUBELIK WORLD'S GREATEST VIOLINIST. JOINT CONCERTS AT DREAMLAND NEXT'SVX. AFT. AM) SUN. AFT., DEC. 14TH Reserved Seats—s3.oo. 12.00, $1.50. Balcony Ail mission (1.500 seats), $1.00. I Mason & Uamkn Piano. TUG OF WAR TEAM FOR OLYMPIAD Americans Are Sure to Send Strong Men to Berlin in 1916 NEW YORK, Dec. 2.—Practical ath letes are already looking forward to .the campaign for the Olympic meet in 1916 in Berlin, and every effort Is be ing made to strengthen the forces In the spots that are admittedly weak. Among the new departures advo- 1 cated Is the inclusion of a tug of war in tbe championship events. This fea> ture. for the strong men has been neglected of late, but the event has been a- fixture in Olympic contests and is one in which, with proper preparation, America should be able to score. A general inclusion of the event In games would, it is argued, meet with response from the clubs and lead to the development of a winning team. There are two other events requir ing a change in tactics if America is to hold its own at the next Olympic. In the standing broad jump as prac ticed in America the take off is from a flat surface, while in the Olympic competition the ground in front of the take off is dug out. It was this change in methods which led to the defeat of Piatt Adams at Stockholm, and it is argued that Americans should not have to compete under one rule at home and then be expected to make good under another in international events. The passing of the baton in relay races also will have to be enforced. AMUSEMENTS TIVOLI Opera House ■ lIS : • PHOTOPLAYS DE LUXE Last Performance Saturday Night. Dec. 6tfc. LAST DAYS OF POMPEII Now Showing BIJOU. NEW YORK CITY. Only POMPEII alive on BROADWAY. Evenings. 15c. Matinee, 10c Continuous. 12 M. to 11 IV M. A COMBINED AGES OVER 350 YEAKS 4| Oldeat 85—Youngest 69 15 OLD VETERAN BOYS INBLUE 5 I Fiddlers, Singers. Dancers. Sceneaof '61 S L°n L o^.^ ST BSllie footlights ■ A THOROUGHLY UNUSUaL PLAY'- S| LET OF STAGE LIFE. t I FRANCONIA OPERA COMPANY ■ Presenting "AN IDYL OF VENICE." ■H CYCLONIC VAUDEVILLE M s—-OTHER BIG ACTS—S *m Lw 4 M& BjH I i 3F 1 w k Theater, Market sr.. Opp. Hit>ernla Bank ALL THIS WEEK Positively the ONLY ORIGINAL LAST DAYS OF POMPEII to—-Massive Pnrts—lo Special Popular Prices—lOe A 20c 'Continuous .Performance Daily, 1 to IL •' < omins—NEXT SI \OAY • JACK LONDON'S "SEA WOLF" t. Of&rre//*Sf. opp Orp/ieum ROCK and FULTON And the Company that lias Made .. San Franrincn Sit Ip and l ake Nut We. The Candy Shop "/ .* Last Performance, Sunday Night, Dec. 14th. MARKET ST OPP. MASON. ANOTHER BANNER BILL MLLE. MI NX I AMATO & CO., lrf the daring wordless drama, "THE APPLE OF PARIS": LAURIE ORDWAY.'the f anions London Mil-' ltant Suffragette; MURRAY'S COMEDY GANINE CJRCUS; MA- , RIAN MUNSON &-CO.. in "Thp Kid. • naplng of Bianca "; BALZAC AND 3AKER, "Those Frisco Rawrtirr.ers"; FRANCES LE MAIKE. "Fun on Rollers; DAYTON, "the one man quartet." LURLINE BUSH AND LARK IN STREETS Ocean Water Baths SWIMMING AND Till BATHS Salt water direct from the oceau. Open every day and evening, including Sundays aud holidays, from 7 a. m. to lo p. m. Spectators' gallery free. The Sanitary Baths Natntorium reserved Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9 o'clock to noon for women "FTLTERED OCEAN WATER PLUNGE." COMFORTABLY HEATED. CONSTANTLY CIRCULTAING AND FILTERING. Hot Air Hair Dryers. Electric Curling Irons and Shampoo Room for Women Bathers Free BRANCH TUB BATHS, 2151 GEARY ST NEAR DIVISADERO.