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DAILY EAST OREGONIAN, PENDLETON', OUEGON, MONDAY, JULY 13, H08.
PAGE THREE. GREATEST ATHLETIC EVENTS THE EIGHT PAGES. WORLD HAS EVER SEEN BEGIN TODAT PREVIOUS OLYMPIC REC ORDS. Atlicna, 1806. Fifteen events America, &; England, 4; Greece, 1; Denmark 1. Pnrlfl, 1000. Twenty-thrco events Ameri ca, 17; England, 4; Trance, 1; Holland, 1. St. IiOiiK 1001. Twenty-six events America, 24; Canada, 1; Germany, 1. Athens, 1000. Twenty-five events America, 11; Ireland, 3; Germany, 8; Sweden, 2; Finland, 1; Greece, 1; England 1; France, 1; Can ada, 1; Austria, 1. London, July 13. With the great stadium at Shepherd's Bush crowded almost to Its full seating capacity, the flags of all competing nations wav ing, spectators cheering and King Edward looking down upon the ani mated scene from- the royal box, the International Olympic games were In augurated today. Two thousand and five hundred athletes from 20 coun tries will share In the competitions and took part and were lustily cheer ed, although marked the beginning of the games. Uncle Sam's brawny band of red-blooded athletes played a prominent part and were lustily cheer ed, although It Is the fondest hope of English sportsmen that their - long record of victories may at last be overthrown. champion, will carry England's colors in both the half and mile. He Is In eligible to compete for the United States, and should he win anything for the Australasian colonies his vie torles will bo credited to England. Henderson-Henderson, who has record of 5:17 3-5, and Butterfleld, who has traveled a mile this spring In 6:18 4-6 and has done even better in nractlce. are a daneerous pair. Murphy are nil good for 6:22 or bet ter. There are eleven English dis tance runners who havo done 5:25 or better this season. Halstcad of Cor nell won the 1500-meter event in the American tryout In 5:01 1-5, while Wilson of England did the distance In 3:59 4-5, winning by 20 yards. England's Sure Thing. The five mile event looks to be a sure thing for England. A Duncan, Kendall Harriers; Aldrlch and Tearce, Hlghgate Harriers; Underwood, Bir mingham Harriers; Dcakln, London Athletic club; Lieutenant Hawtry and ....... Tl 1.. V, .. I lTn..tn.. Q Wflld. way, i uijici-iiuii. jiaiiiuir, Ing, Sutton Harriers, and Ashby, God- Iva Harriers, arc faster than any of the American long-distance entrants. E. R. Voight of the MancheskV Har riers captured the five-mile event In England In 25:26 3-5. and Bellars took 26:44 for the distance at the Philadelphia tryouts. Con Leahy of Ireland, who won the high Jump at Athens In 1906, is a dangerous man in this event. Nich olson of Scotland and Walsh of Can ada must be reckoned with In the hammer throw, and McDonald, an other Canadian, is a capable man at; the hop, step and jump. With these There Is nothing to mar the success exceptions, England has no one of .except the poverty of the British any serious moment able to extend Olvmclc Council, which, headed by the Americans In the field events. Lord Desborough, has worked faith fully but in vain to secure sufficient funds for properly entertaining the visiting athletes. Nearly all of the proposed excursions, and receptions have been abandoned. The .stingy attl'tude of the British people is de nounced by the press as "the shame of England." , Never Such Galaxy of Stars. Never In the history of sport has there been gathered together such a galaxy of stars as that congregated In the German tryouts, which were held In Lelpslc, while resulting in the smashing of four German records, produced nothing which should cause the Yankee athletes to worry. In Sweden and France, however, the Uni ted States and Great Britain may catch one or more Tartars, Sweden In particular has made great athletic strides during the past few years. Sweden's Strong Man. In the 100-meter event Sweden has Knutt Lindborg, a consistent ten-sec todav in the huee stadium a struc-,on(1 century filer, who has two vie ture more than a thouxand fret long , torles over J..W. Morton, the English and 700 feet wide, built to accommo- ' champion. Lindborg may create a date a crowd of 70,000 persons. There surprise in the sprints. In the mld- ls every Indication, on form, that the sturdy sons of Uncle Sam will sweep the board and many are of the opin ion that they will not only sweep the board, but take it back with them. There Is many a slip 'twlxt the cup and the lip, however, and to those who have been watching the tremen die-distance runs Dahl and BJorn will carry Sweden's colors. Both of these athletes have victories over the Brit ish runners at this distance, while , Krlstlan Hallstrom will bear watch ing in the 800 and 1500 meter events. fn the distances above a mile Sweden ' will depend upon John Svanberg, who dous Interest that has been shown in capable of giving any man in the athletic In Sweden, France and the . world a race at five miles Svanberg British Isles since the Olympic games , anJ Lundbcrg will carry Sweden's nnnAa in iitA nrat nn n a of 1906, with the resulting improve ment, it looks as it the meet would not he so much of a cake walk for America as appears at first sight. The English climate must be taken Into consideration. It has caused up sets in calculations before and may do so again 'Finland wi$ probably Jflgure In the weight events with Jarvinen, who Is said to have hurled the discuss 143 feet 4 Inches, although he Is not credited with the mark In America. Saul!, Nlklander Wilkman, and the I brothers Jacobson showed good form On form, however. America should in the Flnnlsn field events, but not take all the races on the flat up to enough to raise any undue hopes at the mile, with that race In Question. lne "aon games. jacoDson may both the hurdle races and all the field BCOr In the Javelin throw, however, events Meent the lavelln throw. , Nlemenln will start In the Marathon America Against the World. race, and may cause some trouble. According to the rule adopted by France has produced some of the th ttrltlshers. athletes from the eolo- greatest distance runners In the nles will represent the mother coun- world. Ragueneau of Lyons has re try, and this will materially strength- peatedly beaten the English cracks, en England's chances. But even ana only once nns lasted aereat on with Canada, New Zealand, Austral- English soil. That was last year in la, South Africa and India to fall tne International cross-country, when back on, In addition to Scotland, finished eleventh after a bad fall Ireland and Wales, there Is little fear ""-' of the Jumps. Poulllot defeat but that the result will prove a sweep- et Montagu in the recent dual meet Ing victory for the United States. between the South London Harriers The men who wear the American and the Racing club of France. The emblem form the greatest collection Frenchman Keyser at that meet won of athletes ever brought together In both the 1600 and 4800 meter events, a series of competitions. Unlike the ' Fleurac has hold his own with American try-outs, the Britishers did the best British mllers. In Jariln not show their full strength and even France has a good standing Jumper, with this added, few if any of the and Goudes, with Dvorak of Mlchi- Olvmplc events are likely to remain Kan, is the Joint holder or the Olympic In England. Nineteen events are on the program for decision, and while it Is expected that one or more of thorn will be captured by some for eigner, it Is probable that America will duplicate the performances made at Athens In 1906, if not them. pole-vaulting record. At the recent Stade Francals games Gouder as vaultcr could do no better than 11 feet 6 IncheB. With the records of the recent try outs in America, England, Germany, surpass Sweden, Finland and France, the wearers' of the Stars and Stripes In the sprints England can produce should capture at least 14 out of the very little to compare with Cartmell, 19 Olympic diplomas and gold med- Robertson, and Rector J. W. Morton als. 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Bring us six new one month subscriptions to the Daily East Oregonian, by carrier, amounting to - - each 65c Kern as his running mate he would be only too glad to share the presi dent's mansion with Mr. Kern, so as to obviate any added expense. When Mr. Bryan was asked about this and if the offer still held good he said the remark at the time had no soeclal personal application, but It was brought out by the speeches mnde then. He said, however, that the fact that the man was good enough to be vice president made him rood enough to share the house of the president. CONTRADICTS REV. BARD. has already taken the measure of both Cartmell and Robertson. N. G. Chavasse of Oxford, J. P. George, H. Watson and A. Longhurst of the South London Harriers are all 10- seennd men WOULD SHARE WHITE HOUSE. Kern Wiiild Not Be Able to Furnish Scparato MaitoHon. The State Journal of Lincoln, Neb., but with the exception printed the following Sunday: "Any man who Is good enough to be vice president is good enough to share the White Houso with me," said Mr. Bryan. The statement was made of Morton, none Is really to be class ed with the Americans. Where England Is Strong. In the 400-meter Lieutenant Hals- well will be England's marn depend- In answer to a question asked by oty ence. He ran second in this event tX who had heard that If Bryan and Kern Athens in 1906, and has a record? of are elected, it is the purpose of Mr. 0:48 4-5 and is reported to be In Bryan to offer the use of the natlon- splendld condition. At the recent al mansion In part to the vice presl games of the Clydesdale Harriers he won tne uu-meter event in u:tu z-o, and then captured the 600-yard run in 1:12 1-5. He will be a dangerous man in the 400 and 800 meter events. Lieutenant Patterson, E. H. Mon tague of the London Athletic club, C. M. Chavasse, C. Stansfield, R. B. Horafleld, andJ. P. George are the best of the other candidates for hon ors at this distance. England is par ticularly strong In 800-meter men, and a number have done better than two minutes. Among the men tt Melvln W.. Sheppard and other haif mllers will have to meet are Mafr-balrn-Crawford, O. N. Murphy and T. B. Just The latter recently ran a half mile in 1:65 3-5, and Halswell has repeatedly beaten 1:58. Guy Hasklns, the Intercollegiate dent In order that the expense of an extra establishment be not added to his outlay, The question waa brought out by an Indiana delegate here today. He aid: i "Last winter when Mr. Bryan was present at the installation of John W. Kern as president of the Indiana Clyb, at Indianapolis, Temporary Chairman John Hollett In Introduc ing, Mr. Kern to the club, referred to him as the next vice president. In his speech of acceptance of the office Mr. Kern said that if the report of the expenditures of the vice presi dent were true he would not last very long in the office, and that he eould not afford to take it" Mr. Bryan In later speeches said that If he were elected president with Undertaker Cookerly of Walla Walla Says Oregon Is "Dry." The following Interview from J. W. Cookerly, an undertaker of Walla Walla, concerning the effect of the prohibition law in Oregon, rather contradicts what Rev. Andreas Bard of Walla Walla said of the same sub ject In an Interview In the Walla Walla Bulletin last week. Mr. Cook erly says: In speaking of the fruit crop of the Willamette valley, J. W. Cookerly, who returned yesterday from McMlnn- ville, where he was invited to give a demonstration In embalming before the state funeral directors' associa tion, said the crop was the largest ever known In that portion of the northwest. "Cherries." he said, "Are selling at the canneries for 8H cents a pound and hundreds of children and women are given employment during the canning season. "During the meeting at McMlnnvllle I addressed the directors on the Wal la Walla valley and its possibilities. All seemed interested in the condi tions here and several manifested a desire to visit this part of Washing ton. "Recent reports from Oregon are, in some cases, discrediting to the ef ficacy of prohibition in preventing drunkenness and It has been stated that drinks can be bought as readily as before the recent law went Into effect. Mayor W, R. Macy of Mc- Mlnnvllle, the county seat of Yamhill county, told me that It was practical ly Impossible to got a drink of liquor In the county and that since the new law went into force little disorderly conduct has been noticeable In the city." Mr. Cookerly Is a delegate to the Washington State Funeral Directors' association which meets In Spokane, August 25, 26 and 27. LAST GAME OF THE SEASON. Ia Grande Baseball Team "Gives Up the GlKt." The La Grande Star says of the end of the baseball league and the last game of the season: Sunday's game with Baker City will witness the end of the Inland Empire league as an organization, Manager Lincoln having been notified last night that both Pendleton and Walla Walla would drop out after their game at Pendleton today. Manager Lincoln, when Interviewed last night, stated he did not know Just what the La Grande team would do, as he was to confer with the man ager of the Baker City team regard ing a series between Baker and this city. At any rate, the league 13 a thing of the past. Testerday La Grande was defeated In a listless game of ball, stretching out over two full hours. The game was filled with errors of all kinds and description. For once the Babes did not seem to have the old time ginger that has won them so many games. Zimmerman pitched a fair article of ball, but was somewhat wild. Fournler was back at his place behind the bat, and although he played a good game, It was plain he was not feeling any too good, and while his playing was not as fast as usual, he did more than was expected of him at this time. FORTY ACRES OF GOOD BARLEY DESTROYED Coal From Threshing Engine Starts Blaze in Field of Harry Collins Near Valley Grove. A live coal from a threshing en gine on the Harry Collins farm, one mile east of Valley Grove station. yesterday afternoon set fire to a field of barley belonging to Mr. Collins, and before the blaze could be extin guished, 40 acres of barley out of a 120 acre field were entirely consum ed, destroying more than 3000 bush els, says the Walla Walla Union. The yield on this place was heavy, the barley averaging about 80 bushels to the acre. A fire fighting company of about 70 men was quickly organized when the first alarm was given but it was more than an hour before any head way was gained against the flames. 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