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pOOTBALL BASKETBALL BASEBALL AUTOING Edward Payton Weston, Veteran Pedestrian Three Days Ahead Of Schedule on His Long Tramp A LIU' Ql' ERQU E. N. If., March 5.— Edward Payson Weston walked 42 ilea from Shoemaker to Springer yes terday, arriving at the latter place at evening. He left this morn ng for Ratoon. Weston will spend Sunday at Trinidad. MYSTERY WHO WON CONTEST? Basketball Gam- at Milton Ends Both Sides Claim ng Victory. Walla Walla has a mystery.—Yes a deep, dark mystery. It developed last | ight in a same of basketball between Walla Walla high school and the Co- I umbia college quintet of Milton. The shrouded question is, "What's the! scot* 7" If you ask a Milton man he ! will be sure to say 20 to 21 in favor) •f -Milton while a delegation of the! artists rronn this city called at the Mining Union otiee and told how it I was the score stood 21 to 21. It seems that as the fast and fur w cond half progressed some en thusiastic 'joter for the Milton team thought a shot made by the high school boys looked as though it might possibly go into the basket and shot - hand out in time to knock the ball Referee Blackman awarded gh Bchool boys two points. Un wound up the game by shooting fouls. Milton ca naccount for all * its j>.»ints and High school can do i'lie while the scorer has tried to both teams. Another game will ibly be played here Wednesday alght The lineup: Columbia Col ge High School Shannon Forward. ' ! " rm Bowers Forward. ltrrin S Hauser Center " l,es Gardner Guard "enderson Knouff Guard Sustitutes— Botts for Shannon. Held goals—Shannon 3. * 3. Hauser 3. Knouff 1. Walla •ilia < fouls— Hauser 1. Referee Packman. G °tch is Easy Winner. * ( 'ITY. Mar. 4.—Frank Gotch ; nd,d his title in a match to -'• t with Con O'Kelly, who is bout l f " Ur inches tall - The first ' Mated about 29 minutes and the »«t in six minutes. Goodma n Defeats Cross. **J 1 *>RK. Mar. 4 —Jack Good round'", 1,1 Leaco Cros * • ten I,, nt . '' ut tonight. Goodman out t - ■ Ma opponent for nine cr tht h H t Un,K bUt Cross had a 9hade the final three minutes ::. y Mur h vvinn <?r is to meet Tom "*en \il Who Won " decision ove* Moran i n California. LIVE NEWS OF THE SPORTING WORLD JACK ATKIN IS RACETRACK IDOL JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 5.— The most bigoted enemy of racing is forced to admire the giant son of Sam-El Salado and admit that he is j a worthy possessor of all that is ad • mirable in a running horse. His won- I derful gameness combined with his | high flight of speed and an ability to ; carry unheard of weight and defeat the best sprinter in training, has won I for Barney Sehreiber's great sprinter the title of "king of the short distance j horses." A s gentle as a lamb, tractable as a child and as consistent as the morning ; sun, it is not to be wondered at that Jack Atkin is the apple of his owner's eye. Probably ail the wealth in the United States treasury would not suf fice to induce Mr. Schreiber to part with Jack Atkin. When his racing days are over—and for a time early this spring it was thought that he could never be brought to the races again—Jack Atkin will be shipped to [his owner's farm in Missouri, there to 1 snend the remainder of his days in ' peace and comfort. j Few, indeed, are the turfmen who j are anxious to see that day arrive, | while the race-going public at large j idolizes the "Big Train" as he is gen erally called. Probably never in the I history of the American turf has there Ibeen an equal of Jack Atkin. For i nearly four years, rain or shine, in ev ery section of the country and fre quently under most unfavorable con ditions. the strapping big son of Sain 'rarely, if ever, failed to reward the confidence of the public. From a spec | ulative viewpoint he has proved a gold j mine to the betting public, and at the 'same time won a tremendous fortune J for bis owner in purses. Good at Distances. j A sprinter pure and simple, Jack j Atkin has been known to beat some of 'the greatest distance horses of the [ past at their own route. There is only lone thing that he could never do—run in mud—a trait very evidently handed down to him from his daddy. Sain, who thoroughly disliked a deep track. His performances during the past few weeks at Jacksonville alone stamp him king of his class. Conceding bush els of weight to such phenomenal speed marve s as John Griffon II- the l- t xas champion quarter horse, and Booger Red, probably the speediest little horse in the country, he defeated them decisively on three different oc casions. The first time he met these sprint ers he picked up 130 pounds and gal loped down to the wire in front, inci dentally establishing a record of 5J seconds for five-eights of a mile. A day or two later he was asked to pick up 124 pounds and go three-quarters of a mile. It was the same old story -Jack Atkin in a gallop. Then re cently preparations were made to (By Bert Collyer.) THE EVENING STATESMAN, WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. break the heart of the giant sprint er. He was allotted 140 pounds in the Moncrief special, while Booger Red and John Griffon 11. were given all the best of the weight argument. Texans Flabbergasted. The Texans up to this time still re tained the belief that their representa tive, John Griffon, could trim the "Big Train" over the five-eights route, and on the latter occasion they were so confident that they wagered for tunes on the result. The Schreiber followers, however, had the satisfac tion of seeing Jack Atkin returned winner in easy fashion. Johnny Pangle, representing David Dunlop, Saturday refused $7500 for the colt Master John, which won a race so impressively a few lays ago. The colt, which is by Arnus out of Hoodoo, is probably the best looking youngster on the track. By reason of a sensationally fast half-mi c the colt ha s been tabbed as the place to get "broads" back home, and as a con sequence the 15 to 1 quoted against him on the day he won was eagerly accepted by those "in on the know." Incidentally a walloping was handed out to the layers that they will not forget for some time. Crook in Toils. Pinkerton Detectives Duhain and Shevlin last week apprehended a no torious ticket-raiser at Moncrief Park in the person of "Red" Rogers. The latter, who has "done time" in sever al places, when searched had a com plete outfit for raising tickets on his person, including ink, plaster, tickets and crayons. Captain Duhain, who is in charge of the policing of the track, stated that Rogers is the king of tick ot-raising, and the man who initiated "Gray Patch," now awaiting trial in Brooklyn, N. V., on a similar charge Davenport, another clever artist in this line, is also a pal of Rogers. The tickets found upon the person of Rog ers were mostly from Tom Shaw's book. Strange though it may seem, it was through the bookmakers cashier' at New Orleans that Rogers did time down there. On that occasion Rogers presented a raised ticket at Shaw's book. The cashier noticed the forgery and grab bed Rogers by the wrist, holding him until the track police arrived. It is said that Rogers also got in trouble at Eos Angeles last winter. Zbyszsko Award e d .MatcJi. OMAHA, Neb., Mar. 4. —After wres tling an hour and ten minutes with out a fall Zbyszsko was given the de cision over Jess Westerguard. after the latter had been severely injured and was unable to continue. The men fell from the mat into the press box the Pole on top. Westerguard sustain ed a sprained ankle and his seconds declined to let him go on again. Some Changes Basedall Rules Changes in the playing rules this year are slight, the main one being the abolishment of the wild pitch and passed ball. Heretofore they wore charged as battery errors, but in fu ture will be placed in the error col umn. Umpires will now be expected to call off any player who is a superflu ous item on the coacher's lines, with out their attention being ca led to it by the opposing club. The scoring rules were not touched at all. The coacher's box at first base was limited to 15 feet toward right field. Any p!ayer substituted for another must be told to the umpire by the captain making the change, under penalty of $5 fine, and the umpire is fined $5 if he neglects to make the announce ment. Balk Rules Unchanged. The balk rule was not changed Wild pitches and passed balls, how ever, must be recorded as errors in the error column and the summary will not contain wild pitches or passed balls. The batting order of both teams must be given to the umpire at the home plate before play is called and the players on the list must begin the game. This is to prevent juggling of players. A batter can change from one box to the other without being penalized, provided he does so before the pitcher is in position. This was the rule last season, but is made more clear. Hereafter when the ball hits the umpire on foul grounds it will not be called dead, but the baserunner can take as many bases as he is able to. Take Three Bases Now. On a hit ball thrown wild by a field- "I CAN COME BACK" SAYS TOMMY BURNS (By W. W. Naughton.) SAX FRANCISCO, March 5— Can Tommy Burns come back? This is the question the Australian sports are ask ing. After 12 months of ease and indo lence the lur e of the ring is strong upon the Canadian and he wants to fight again. Since his defeat by Johnson the Australians have seen Tommy grow into a portly personage. Much automo biling- and high feeding gave Tommy an obese appearance and it suddenly occurred to him a month or two ago, that if he did not begin working off the avoirdupois he would be eligible for the Antipodean Fat Men's club. That Tommy has not found the pro cess of reducing the easiest thing in the world Is suggested in one of his letters to the writer. He says: "They can say what they like, but theatrical work is the worst thing in the world for a fighter." Tommy means, of course, that fat forms and the wind becomes thick when a fellow deserts the roped enclo sure tv the footlights. Tommy Thinks He Can. That Tommy does not consider his case ent:rely hopeless is shown oy his bellicose utterances. He wants to fight any man living, Jack Johnson for first choice. Tommy's Australian friend, Promoter Hugh Mcintosh, has made an offer of $40,000 for a Johnson-Burns fight, the same to take place months after the Johnson-Jeffries affair. Burns is willing to fight on a wtnner take-all basis and Mcintosh sends word that the offer stands good no matter how Johnson fares in his battle with Jeffries. Mcintosh also offers to pay all of Johnson's expenses during the Australian trip. It isn't likely that the bout will come to a head, however, unless there is a shrinkage in Johnson's demands or an increase in Mcintosh's offer. "When Burns and Johnson fought before. Tommy received $30,000. Johnson says he must have the same amount for his share before he will become a party to the Australian match. Personally. I do not think Burns has great expectations of securing a re turn date with Johnson, and I have reasons for thinking that one of the important engagements of 1910 will be a 20-round fight between Tommy Burns and Sam Langford at the Na tional Sporting club, London, next June or July. Langford Assured of Ma*ch. Woodman, manager of Langford, has practically closed with the English matchmaker for the contest named, and Burns has told his friends in Eng land that about the only thing likely to spoil the Langford-Burns prospect er into the stands, the batter may take three bases. If the runner on third leaves the bag before the ball is caught the um pire behind the bat will decide, as he will also decide plays between third and home. The field umpire will decide all plays on the bases, and has authority to remove and fine players. In case of doubt either umpire may consult with his colleague, and the decision arrived at is final. The umpire is given power to impose $5 fines as follows: If the player soils the ball; if he sits on the bench one minute after being called to bat; violates the coach ing rules; throws his bat and it strikes an umpire or another payer, and if he fails to notify the umpire of any changes. Fine Talkers. If the substitutes sitting on the bench talk too loud or indecently the umpire can fine each $10 and remove them all from the bench. If the cap tain of the team needs any of the disciplined players he may call them one at a time. If a player assists and then puts out a runner he shall be given an as sist and also a putout. If a team re quests that play begin earlier than scheduled to catch a train the game must begin three and a half hours before the time for the train's de parture. When a player hits a ba 1 and runs to first he can turn to his leift without being put out coming back, provided he does not make an attempt to run to second. If he tries for second he can be put out return ing to first. would be a sudden resolution on the part of Jack Johnson to accept Mcin tosh's offer for a Burns-Johnson con test. Some little time ago an Australian cablegram conveyed the news that Burns and Bill Lang, old man Fitzsim mons' most recent conqueror, had been signed up to box at Mcintosh's Sydney stadium. No confirmation of this an nouncement has been received and while it is possible that the Langford- Burns match has been made, a suspi cion exists that the cable has simply garbled the fact that a Langford- Burns match is engaging the attention of the English fight arrangers. If the announcement that Lang and Burns are to fight in Sydney is cor rect Burns' future as a ring man will depend upon the result. If Lang dis poses of Burns, and such a thing is among the possibilities, the Burns- Langford affair will probably fall through and any further references Tommy Burns may make to a return match with Johnson will sound more ridiculous than they do now. And in the meantime, while Burns is quite an idol in Australia, it is the opinion of Antipodeans, who have had w:de experience in such matters, that Tommy Burns by one year of retire ment has spoiled himself as a fighter. A correspondent says: "You have no idea of the size Burns grew to while he was taking life easy. He looked more like an alderman than a pugilist, and if he can remove that load of nesn and take up boxing where he quit it he is a man in a million." That Tommy h;mself has some doubt as to what the future holds for him in the bruising line is confirmed by his remark: "They can say what they like, but theatrical work is the worst thing in the world for a fighter." Ketehel Wanted In Australia. j Word comes irom Australia tnat j therre is a keen desire out that way to Ibid welcome to Stanley Ketehel. but ijudg ng from the Michigander's pres- I j ent tactics he is in no hurry to jour ney to the land of the golden fleece. Mclntosh has placed all kinds of propositions before Ketehel, but with out result, and it is learned from a private source that Tommy Burns would like nothing better than to have Ketehel under his wing during a round the-world tour that would begin in Australia and end in the United States. With all respect to foreign induce ments, the official prospect is brighter for Ketehel in his own country than in any part of the world. When he elects to begin an earnest course of prepara- tion he will command more matches than any other man in his particular) line. , JOE GANS IS SURE JOHNSON WILL WIN (By Joe Gans.) Recently a flash came to this coun try informing us that Bob Fitzsim mons one of the craftiest and best fighters that ever stepped into a ring, went down to defeat and that the epitaph was, "He could not come back." This same expression will be writ ten about James J. Jeffries on the night of July 4, after his battle with Jack Johnson for the championship of the world is over. For no matter how highly they sound the praise of Jeff now, when he clashes with John son he will meet his conqueror. It will be a case of science against brute strength, and in this affair the science of Johnson will come out on top. Color Doesn't Influence Him. I want to say that I am not favor ing Johnson because we are of the Fame color. If I thought that Jeffries could whip Johnson I would be one o* the first t. express by conviction I have been fn the game too lung to al low sentiment to cut any figure. I< s simply a case of whaeh man 1 con sider the superior, and my choice is Johnson Again, with me there is no such thine :'s the color line. There is no doubt that all fair-minded men wi 1 agree with me that a fighter is a fi>;hi er pure and pimple, no matter whethe: he is white or black so, therefore, no one must think that I am prejudiced. When Johnson returned after beating Burns, every one got excited and shouted, "Jeff will have to lick John son and bring back the title to the white race." There was a day when he might have done so. But now it is entirely different. In his prime Jef fries was a bunch of muscle and bones that no man could hurt. He has had years of rest and, at present, the re tired champion is simply a mass of soft flesh that is in such a condition that it will be impossible for him to get back to the old days. Jeff will train hard, but nature has had such an easy time that it will not respond sufficiently to the treatment, and when he faces Johnson he will be far from the Jeff of old. Jeffries may manage to get rid of a lot of overweight, and may appear as fine as a fiddle when he sits in his corner, but take it from me, that old vitality, which is absolutely necessary for any kind of a battle, will be miss ing and then what can you expect? It is almost a positive fact that all the folks who refuse to give Johnson a chance withh Jeff simply figure through prejudice against the colored Ed Reulbach, on Whom the Chicago Nationals Depend To Pitch Winning Games PAGE THREE. TENNIS WRESTLING RACING BOXING race. He can't hit, he a'ways backs up, he has not got the punch, and is al ways stalling, and a few more things, they charge to Joh.ison Now, in my estimation, and you know I have seen them SIL I fh : i< that Johnson is one of ihe greater fighter* of the last 20 ; i a s . l i»n Corbett is uii.n'tteu to have te« n a marvelous flehtei. As good as Jim was, I claim that Johnson is Just a little better than Jim at his best. Many will disagree with this state meat, but I know a lot of inside dope regarding Johnson. Johnson Won't Be Afraid. Johnson will enter the ring with no fear of losing to Jeffries. That, you must admit, is a great asset in a championship battle. In fact, he fig ures that this fight will be the easiest in his career. This may not please Jeff's admirers, but it is the pain truth. When they start you can go broke that Jack will use all his clev erness to prevent Jeff landing in the early rounds his terrible right that has wrecked so many good men. That means that Johnson will keep on the defensive until he thinks Jeff has lost a lot of his strength and is hiving trouble with his wind V. hen Jack is tetMfied that he holds the upp<r bird then h* will change bis tactics and try o< at Jeff down with those sharp uppercuts and sting ing jabs that will take the big fel low's energy away and iei.ve him a p'.a.'k for his colored r.*\a! Line-up For Baseball Game. It is an assured fact that the base ball fans of this city who have spent the long winter months pining for the good weather to come in order to see baseball players perform, will get their glimpse of the national game Sunday. Manager A. F. Bade of the Walla Walla Independent team yester day closed with the state penitentiary team for the opening contest at tbe penitentiary grounds Sunday after noon at 2:30. Manager Bade announced his lineup last night and all the old players of last year are there and will be seen in the game tomorrow afternoon. So far as can be learned the game to be played tomorrow is the one which will pry the lid off of baseball in the Northwest. The lineup will be: cat chers Lankard and Boewer; pitchers Aubin and Ripley; first base Bade; second base O'Rouke; short stop Sie grist; third base, Harman; left field McCool; center field Blackman, and left field Wickersham. Special cars will be run on the Thirteenth and Cherry street line, leaving at 1, 2 and 3 o'clock.