Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on September 18, 1895 · Page 5
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. WEDXESDAT EVEXiy : :Q WEDNESDAY EY-EXiyci. SEPTEMBER 17. 1895. ADVERTISEMENT. was also admitted at4the last meeting of the Board of Managers, will probably be represented and the California ?5ehool of Mechasfcjal Arts, which is t . Hats " s g .Newest Shapes in For SLSO, BEST VALUES ON s Men's Underwear Cmer Twelfth ud Wukiagloi Streets The H. C. Capwell Co. (IKCOKPOVATED.) Special Tomorrow! For 60c, 75c, Sl.OO, $1.25, S1.50 per Garment. Es CANNOT BE BEAT ANYWHERE Hill I See Our White Shirts 1000 LACE CURTAIN SAMPLES For 60c, E YOU CANNOT MATCH BBBBBB 0 AT 5c TO $2.00 EACH en route. The contracts are not all signed ye, but the cities 'already secured and in which the teams are certain- to play are Portland.. Or. Braln-t ard. , Minn., Crookston. Unn., Grand Forks. Oak., Moorhead. Mont., Mlssou-? la, Mont., Butte. MonL,t Spokane Wash.. Yakima. Wssh. Tacdma. OlymJ pia and Seattle, Wash.. Vancouver. B. C, and several other cities with whose managers contracts have not yet been closed." While Barnes and Comiskey are traveling to the coast by the Northern Pacific route, two other teams will be on the way there via the Southern Pacific. One of these teams will be picked from the National League- Another will be made up mostly of Grand Rapids players, and will be in charge of Glenalvin. the present manager of the Grand Rapids Club. As soon as these four teams reach the Pacific coast a league will be formed of th em. One of the clubs will represent Oakland, another San Jose and still another Los Angeles, and this combination will be called the California League. W. E. Rockwell, who was for a long while the president and and organizer of the Pacific Northwest League, has been in San Francisco for some time representing the interests of Messrs. Barnes and Comiskey. He has secured for them two months lease on the parks in all the four cities named. Central Park, the scene of so many baseball battles in the past, is the spot selected in San Francisco. It was a great money maker when baseball was in its prime in that locality, and it is perhaps the best located baseball park in America, being almost in the heart of the far Western metropolis. Mr. Rockwell has had all of these parks put in shape and each one of them will be ready for occupancy when the team arrives there. Barnes, after the games in California, will take one of the teams, the All American, to Australia and play games there with the native teams. He will take the All American clean through Australia and thence to England, open-in at London on April 1st. Mr. Barnes contemplates playing forty straight games in England. He has been given a guarantee for each game he is to play in Great Britain, so that the financial success of that part of the tour is already, assured. These are the sample ends of Cui tains sent from Europe for dealers to select fiom. They are from i y2 to 2 yds. long and Are cut from Curtains worth from 75c to $75 a pair. This is a great oppo tun ty to get short w.n do w or ssh curtains at ridiculously low prices. Tbey are sure to go off with a rush. Come tomorrow. H. HERSHBERG & CO. THE RELIABLE HATTERS AXD FURNISHERS, . I H S. E. Cor. Eleventh and Washington Streets lllliillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllUlllllllllllllliilH GSS GROTTO frJZMl pK&xie,1 ?paJ?,!sh Chef and manufactured dally TpJPof JL'" Malera,s. Not to be confounded with Inferior Tamalesthat have been foisted on the Oakland public. PRIVATE ROOMS FOR LADIES AND FAMILIES. 13th and Broadway C. F. 6IRARD0, Prop. going ; to send f to an ; application for membership. winJlsoe represented if ineir applications Accepted. J Besides the regular events on the pro-' gramraetherewillbeanopen shot-put in which Koch. U. C.: Lloyd, formerly of the Berkeley High School, but at present a student at the U. C. and men of their class will compete. As both Lloyd and Koch have records of over 40 feet, the contest should prove very exciting. Robert Edgren, the crack hammer-thrower of the U. C. athletic team, will give an exhibition at hammer throwing, which will undoubtedly prove very in-t-resting. The Board of Managers and officers of the A. A. L. are looking forward to a large crowd at the field day. especially from the schools of the league. The football schedule has not been made out yet, but the first game will be played October 19th. The tag system will be used at the field day. RELIANCE RALLIES. The Football Team Is Fast Getting Into Shape. On Sunday, the 29th of this month, the Reliance wheelmen will take a club run. Where they will go is as yet unknown, but Capt. Bates promises a pleasant route and a good time. October 6th the boys will hold a five-mile handicap road race on the San Leandro-Hay wards course. With Mott. Bates and Dieckman some fast time will be made. These men Droved them- j selves fast class A riders in the recent races. The football men are getting down to work, though not as fast as Capt. McMillan would like. Not enough have begun to practice to make two elevens. ! and little has been done but kicking and falling on the ball. But by next Friday or Saturday it is expected there will be sufficient present for a good, hard line-up. McMillan. Bert Oliver. Sullivan, Watson. Racine, Jack Girard. Ershine Benson and McPike have taken up their abode at training quarters and are rapidly getting into trim. Laswell, the Los Angeles man who was to have played guard or full, has accepted another position and will not make one of the team. Frtck has not been heard from, so as yet no full back has been secured. This is the only position on the team that is not filled by a good player and Pringle is using every means to secure a local player for the place. George Whitney is putting up a good game for full back but 'Ts weak at punting. The team expects to do considerable kicking this year, but-as yet have no one behind the line good for a safe 35-yard punt. Whitehouse also will not play, and Harrelson. too. is in doubt, but all the others spoken of at the first of the season will chase the pig-skin for old Reliance. Wychoff will be down Friday or Saturday and Clemens writes that he may be expected next week. Professor Al. Lean has donned the padded bloomers and offered himself as a wall to be bucked against. He is built for football and the boys say he will make a "corker." Monday some of the O. H. B. boys went to the Reliance practice, and this afternoon will also line up at the Piedmont, grounds. Of this team Anderson and James Lanyon have a good show of getting positions. Erskine is playing a good game. He is trying for right guard. The other boys are old-timers and are rapidly getting into shape. WITH RACQUET AND BALL. The Lakeside Class Doubles Tournament a Success. By far the largest crowd that has yet gathered at the Lakeside Club this season assembled to witness the double class tournament last Saturday afternoon. The courts were in fine condition after the rain, and the players in good form. Some of the matches were extremely interesting. Sidney Pringle, brother of the Reliance coach, played with Sam Hardy and put up a strong game for one out of practice. There being no entries in the second class than Belden and Chickering, Hardy and Pringle played those gentlemen an exhibition match, and after a pretty contest defeated them by 61, 63. The closest and most exciting match was the final of the first class between Hardy and Pringle and Gage and Raw-lings. The latter put up a strong, all-round game. Gage playing as usual in his careful manner, placing every ball that came his way. But the heavy driving proved too much for them and they were defeated 6 3, 3 6, 6 3. Following is the summary of the day's sport: In Class I. Boy den and Byxbee beat Stewart and Frost 63, 75, 63: Hardy and Pringle beat Gage and Rawlings. 6 3. 36. 63. The final match will be played during the week. Class ' II. Chickering and Belden won by default. Class III. Gage and Potter beat Spencer and Pratt. 6 2, 6 4; McCabe and Lloyd beat Selby and Thorn, 6 2, 6 3; McCabe and Lloyd beat Gage and Potter. 6 4, 6 4, winning their class. Class IV. Kerr and York beat Whitney and Mauvais 6 4. 6 4, and also beat Chickering and Hussey 6 3, 6 0, winning their class. The prizes were: First class, silver mounted canes; second class, tie holders; third class, gold pen holders; fourth class, silver name plates. A CRACK CONTEST. Oakland High School Cyclers to Meet Saturday. The Oakland High School Cycling annex will hold a two-mile handicap race at ths) Oakland Trotting Park Saturday afternoon next. The track is in fine condition and the boys intend taking advantage of It. The probable entries are Edwards, Dal-zell, Colby, Childs, Bercovitch, Agnew, Reddington, Kurtz. Goodwich, Koenig, Squires, Stewart, Reed. Kitchen, Kenna and Gooch. The last three will start from scratch and are expected to make fast time, especially Gooch, who is riding in fine form and giving signs of the i coming class A man of this section. Prizes will be awarded to the men winning the first four places. E. C. Brown, who was one of the best riders on the O. H. S. team, has given up riding for this season, much to the sorrow of the club, for in him they lose a strong man. WITH THE RUNNERS. Sport and Pleasure at the Bay :. District Track. There is a good deal of sport to be had at the Bay District race track for those who. enjoy horses and clean running. The crowds who daily enjoy the excellent racing furnished attest the popularity of the game. There is no cessation of business and the present season of racing will be one long remembered in .California, Never before have racing meets been continued over so long a period and with so much success. L" " -- . - 1 HIGH SCOOL ATHLETES. Estimated Cost of Their Proposed ''.""Brnmuirn ,T(mr.' - ' .V' -1 s -. - - - " - ; The project to send a team east; frwm the, Oakland High School to compete with the' scholastic institutions of the Eastern States depends ' Upon the ability of the students .to raise $230tt to defray . the expenses. . .V- . y r- . ... Tha trro nrooMt-A la aa foTIbwa:' From S2.00, $2.50 EARTH FOR THE PRICE 3 75c, 91 OO THEM FOR THE PRICE S i SBBSSBI ii aS i from the office he had Just obtained. During his term he had been checking over the books of Mr. Furry, but was unable to complete the work, and the , matter of -considering his report was laid over for a week. I Directors Sinclair. Daniels and Brown , were appointed a committee to continue i the work of the committee appointed at the last meeting td save the official head of License Inspector Mitchell. The uiucoramatee reported that their labors mm oeen paruauy successful and they were reasonably certain that Mitchell would not be disturbed. THE GIRLS " RUSH." Class Rivalry Causes an Outbreak at the High School There was a "rush" at the Oakland High School yesterday afternoon between the young ladies of the Low and High Senior classes. A lively battle for tha colors of the rival ola ('rated in the basement of the school build I ing and Jn the heat of the fray one Miss scratched her hand on a hat pin. The j girls tried to continue the fight in their I dressing rooms in the gymnasium when ! they assembled for physical exercise fcut , Miss Carrie T. Palmer, Instructor In the gymnasium, promptly stopped the battle. Lottery Men Raided. The Chief of Police continues the i i rams upon the Chinese lottery houses. , Last night a posse of officers raided a game at 771 Seventh street and four Chinese keeDers were arrested. : The previous raids have caused may I of the places to discontinue business. I CHAPMAN'S WINE ROOMS, AT 464 ! 9th street, will be opened Sept. Id, with a stock of flrst-claaa wtnpir limmn am cigars. The ever popular Frank Couraat will be Mr. Chapman's assistant. The shows at the Macdonouga are good but the drinks at the Macdonouga bae are better: try them. Fred Ch. Poock. Bay City Market meets the wants et the people with the best meat at imw, prices. Leave orders tor removal of garbage, etc, with the Sanitary Garbage Corpora tlon, 458 Ninth street. Telephone S8L The World's Fair Tests showed no baking powder so pore or so great la leav ening power as the Royal ffi OO a Month Will pay for a Combination $3,000. and $6,000 Accident Policy, with $15 Weekly Indemnity. PREFERRED ACCIDENT IXSURAICI CI OF NEW YORK, ROBINSON & BOAK, AGENTS, 956 Broadway. FRESH BOILED HAM pERY DAY AT Eichwede, Muhr & Co., GROCERS, I. W. Cor. 7th and Adeline Sti, OaJdaat TEXErHONB 36g ROSEDALE C0L0I1Y. 320 Acres, S half Sec. SO, Twp. SS3, fev miles from Bakersflald. Equal toinj Land in Kern County. " Price )S5 per Acre. Easy Terms. ADDKESS : . - W. E. DABOH, Oakland. IF YOU WISH To enjoy the day properly yon must order your Sunday dinner from. L U BEEM, New City Market. 1 1 Cor. 12th tad Wishinjtoa $ts. ; TELEPHONE 2i5.' " LOUISVILLE RESTAURANT, Fresh isi ftsSj ttexn. BANQUETS, PARTIES. LADIES' DEPARTMENTS. " JOvn Till 12 P. M. OlO BROADWAY. John KarJclr . Chicago: from New York probably to Worcheater and Andover, Mass; from there back to Chicago and St. Paul, and then home. If a date can be secured with the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland. Oregon, the team will return by the northern route. It is proposed to raise $300 in the school, J250 from an entertainment, $500 from the alumni, and $750 from the business men of Oakland. The remaining $500, it is estimated, will be the share of the gate receipts at the various games in which the team will compete. OFF TO LOS ANGELES. Y. M. C. A. Lads Preparing for the Southern Trip. The T. M. C. A. athletes are busy making preparations for the Pentathlon field day to be held in Los Angeles next month. To defray the necessary expenses of sending a representative team south they are arranging for an entertainment to be given in the "gym" on the evening of October 3d. It is assuming definite form now and the programme thus far arranged is an excellent one. Bach feature in an exhibition in itself and those interested in athletics and gymnasium work will be afforded a rare treat. The members of the loeai clubs have offered their services and with their aid the boys are confident of pleasing all who witness the exhibition. Messrs. Barr and Arts of the Olympic club well known for the gymnasium work in athletic circles will give on exhibition on the rings. Hill and Gilder of the Oakland T. M. C. A. will give acrobatic feats. Starkey of the Acme Club and Rath-bun of the Olympic Club will present their famous trible bar performance concluding each figure with a double summersault. These are special features. In addition there will be Indian club drill by the Y. M. C. A. class: flying ring performance by Y. M. C. A. class; wand drill by junior class; tumbling by Y. M. C. A. class; bar and parallel bar performance by members of the Olympic Club, San Francisco Turn Verein and Oakland Y. M. C. A., and club swinging by a class from the Y. M. C. A. A burlesque yet to be arranged will conclude the festivities. The try out to determine who shall compose the team to be sent to Los Angeles will be held at Berkeley next Saturday. West, Lynch, Boek, the boy pirate, Dawson, Flood. Williams and McDonald are trying for a place on the team, while of the wheelmen, Gooch, Rhod, Kurtz and Elford are the most likely candidates. Saturday the boys held a Joint, not competitive field day with the Oakland High school. West ran the sprints In fine style and but for the watches would have been accredited with some good time. The different events resulted as follows: One hundred yard dash First heat, Jenks. O. H. S., first. Flood, Y. M. C. A. second, time 11 seconds: second heat. West, Y. M. C. A., first, McFarland, O. H. S., second, time 11 1-5: final heat. West. Y. M. C. A., first, Jenks, O. H. S., second, time 11 seconds. Dash 220 yards West, Y. M. C. A., first, Jenks, O. H. S.. second; time 24 seconds. Mile run Rubs, O. H. S.. first, Jackson, Y. M. C. A., second; time 5:06. Run 8S0 yards Russ. O. H. S., first, Steele, O. H. S., second; time 2:21. Hurdle 75 yards -Dawson, O. H. S., first, time 12 seconds. Hurdle 220 yards Keeler, O. H. S., first. Flood. Y. M. C. A., second; time 81 1-5 seconds. AQUATIC SPORTS. University Students Have a Day In the Water. Q head ; 4.'t30 :ff ffq ffqffqffq A large crowd of University students gathered at the University of California boat-house on Session's Basin Saturday afternoon, to witness the aquatic sports. Some good racing and high diving took place after which a game of polo was played between teams from the classes of '97 and "88. The different events proved very interesting and many amusing incidents occurred to ada to their enjoyment. Before the games the new racing boat was Iput In the water and several of the boys took a spin in her. She glided swiftly through the water propelled by the strong strokes of the oarsmen. The first event was the 100 yard swimming race, which was won by Brak en-berry. Delaney second. In 1 minute, 35 3-5 seconds. The high diving was very interesting and closely contested. W. Ransoroe was awarded first place and G. Alexander second. The other contestants were. Peck, Baker and English. In the 100 yard race for Freshmen. Eaton and Ludlow started. The former soon left his opponent in the rear, winning easily in 1:30 4-5, which was better than the former race. The long dive was won by Trew who swam 90 feet under the water. In this vent N orris English produced much consternation among the co-eds present by hiding behind the float until they thought he was drowned. The polo teams were made up as follows: Class '97. Ransome, captain, English. Cole. Kennedy, Brakenberry and Rubottotn; class '96, Pierce, captain. Hopper, Dosler, Eaton. Stow and Common. The '97 team won, 2 to SMITH STEPS OUT. Webb N. Pearce Now Secretary of the Merchants Exchange. r- Webb N. Pearce has been elected secretary of the Merchants Exchange to succeed Horace E. Smith.' who tendered bis resignation at last night's meeting. Smith was elected a short -time ago upon th resignation of Geo. L. Furry, but a more lucrative place was offered to him ta Los Angeles and he withdrew There seems no doubt in the light of the foregoing that baseball will be played somewhat all along the line this winter. Behind it all is the hope that the tour will revive the game in this section of the United States. THE UMPIRE. WINGED ACORN ATHLETES. Tho Napa Cyc-llnir Meet Is the Foremost Topic. The Aerie Wheelmen are training hard for theces to be held at Napa Saturday and expect to make their usual creditable showing. Squires, Crafts, Otey, Agnew, Lefevre and others are the most promising candidates for honors. Squires has covered himself with glory and proved to be one of the fastest class A riders on the coast. He won the mile scratch in Oakland and came a close second to Burns at San Jose, when the world's record for a half mile was lowered to 1:01. Squires made a beautiful finish and would have caught his man in a yard more. As it was he only lost by three inches. Saturday at Napa he will endeavor to break this record and make the distance in one minute flat. He is training hard and his friends expect him to accomplish the feat. m On Sunday the entire club will turn out for a parade run through Golden Gate Park to the Cliff House. Captain George Humphreys intends making this an event of importance. Every club member owning a wheel will be in line in uniform and the club wil make a pretty showing. Over 100 men will turn out. The club will leave Twelfth and Broadway at 8:30 for the creek boat. With their success in the- Olympic wrestling tournament ' still fresh in their minds the Acmes are looking forward with interest to the boxing meet soon to be given by the same club. The committee across the bay is arranging the matches, but as yet has sent no word to .the Acie club. Before the week is out the boys expect to receive word and then they will begin training under Van Court. The new board of directors had their pictures taken the other day, and now that that important detail is over they will settle down to business. They have plenty to do this year with their new club house and proposed athletic park. Jake Jacobus has Joined the ranks of those who consider cycling dangerous. Last Saturday night on his way home he had a quarrel with his "bike" and they parted company, which resulted in Jake breaking his collar bone. A week from Sunday the "trampers" wil! take a trip to Redwood canyon, where they will have a clam bake. A large load of the succulent shell fish will be sent on the night before in an express wagon. J. M. Shanly has charge of the affair and Al. Lean will superintend the bake. The boys expect to have a great time. With the election of James M. Shanly as chairman of the postponed championship athletic games, the Acme club becomes closely allied with that event. On Friday night the P. A. A. appointed Leonard Gill, O. A. C.r J. P. Ames, S. F. Y. M. C. A.: W. M. Humphreys, S. E. R. C.; W. R. Berry, R. A. C, and James M. Shanly, A. A. C, as a field day committee. Mr. Shanly was unanimously elected chairman of the committee and was practically given charge of the affair. The games will be held In the afternoon of Labor Day. October 7th at the Oakland Trotting Park. The entries close October 2nd. The field day will be the best ever held in this city. Besides those who entered for the Sacramento games a large number from Palo Alto, Berkeley and Oakland will enter. The shot-put will be a pretty exhibition of strength and skill. Wilbur and Edgren will be pitted against each other. Raleigh can put the shot 42 feet with ease, and expects to break the coast record by bettering that distance four feet at least. Edgren is good for 42 or 43 feet and Will make a good second. Cheek, O. H. S.. and McClellan, A. A. C, will make a magnificent match in the pole vault for height. Cheek is the present champion, while McClellan held that honor in 1893-94. Both can clear 10 feet, and if it comes to a fight It will take over 10 feet 7 inches to win. Cheek's present record Is 10 feet 5Vi inches. The other events will be closely contested, as the best athletes of the coast will enter. ACADEMIC ATHLETES. Field Day of the High School and Academy Lads. The Academic Athletic League will hold its semi-annual field day on the U. C. cinder track at Berkeley, September 28th. The contest promises to be very exciting for the championship of the league. The Oakland. High School and Berkeley High School will make the strongest bids for first place; but the Stockton High School, which was admitted Yo the league at the' last meeting, will , also be represented-, by a strong team? and may . surprise the B. H. S. and O. H. S. by giving them a hard fight -tor-, the championship, j ; ; "The Berkeley Gymnasium and Lowell High School. S, F.. will also be represented In the flew day by strong learns. The Alameda. High School and, University Academy of AlamedacwiJt -'not be represented. . The Centerville High School, which Local Athletes to Appear in . Contests Throughout the State. A NUMBER OF CLUB RUNS. Prospects Now Seem Good for a Winter Season of Baseball. TENNIS PLAYERS ARE BUSY. Football Men Are Getting in Condition for the Game's. v The Acme Club has a large number of wheelmen entered In the Napa races - for next Saturday. They are taking ' an active interest .In the Pacific Athletic Association field day to be held on October 8th at the Oakland Trotting Park. James Shanley has been elected chairman of the field day committee. The Acme Athletic League will hold its semi-annual field day on the State "University grounds at Berkeley on September 28th. There will be entries from seven or eight scholastic institutions. The games promise to be interesting and well contested. The class doubles tournament at the Lakeside tennis" court last Saturday was enjoyed by a large number of spectators. The courts were in x-cellent shape and some strong playing was done. 6 The Oakland Y. M. C. A. lads are , preparing for the big- field day at Los Angeles next month; They will hold an athletic entertainment soon to assist in defraying the expenses of the trip. The games with the Oakland High school were a success. THE UMPIRE. Eastern baseball teams which are to locate in California this winter are beginning to prepare for their western trip. Advices from the East announce that the Milwaukee club will leave that city on the 26th of this month for Los lAngeles, where they will establish themselves for the winter season. The team will be composed of star men and It is to be presumed that they will give some splendid games (luring their stay on the coast. John Barnes, the baseball magnate of the Northwest, has had his eye on Oakland for several months. It was largely through his exertions that the scheme for winter games in California this winter was developed. He controls the St. Paul team, which is one of the foremost in the membership of the Western "League. While he has been very busy in arousing interest In the proposition, he has not missed sight of the fact that Oakland enjoyed a high standing as a baseball town during the prosperous days of the game on the coast. He has therefore chosen this city as the site for his St. Paul aggregation of players and in all probability will soon be on his way Westward With the team. The assurance has been given by those who have studied the situation that baseball will enjoy a boom here if proper encouragement is given the game by those behind the present syndicate of Eastern players Awarded d1hest Honors World's Fair, Oold Mdal, Mid winter Fair. DMHRS I . Most Perfect Made, ' who are to cross bats on the diamonds of the State this winter. If the public is given a quid pro quo for their dollars they will repay the enterprise of the visitors a hundred fold. The policy must be one of fairness and good sport. That is all that will be required by the local enthusiasts. . Outside of Oakland and Los Angeles, which seem to be provided for, there remain San Jose of the interior cities and San Francisco. A team under the management of Barnes will be located in the Bay City, but its personnel does not seem yet to be fully decided. There is reason to believe, however, that a picked team will be chosen for the city across the bay. The club chosen to represent the city by the Golden Gate will not doubt be selected of good material and with as clever a combination on this side there can be no doubt as to the result. It will insure good ball for this section of the State. While the Garden City is prominently mentioned in connection with the proposed winter season, it does not appear to be definitely settled yet whether that city or Stockton will be chosen. Either place is available and much depends upon the sentiment regarding patronage to fix the location definitely as between the two localities. There is some talk afloat that Joe Can-tillion, the former player with the Oak-lands, is discussing the project of heading a team himself and coming to California. The whole- question, however, is still an open one. As to accommodations for the game and sightseers, the Umpire has drawn attention to two propositions that have been made regarding the conveniences that obtain in Oakland for the game. mere would he no question that the site wfliich it was understood would-be transformed into a recreation park will be thoroughly equipped for every department of outdoor sport on land. I refer particularly to the project of Messrs. Bowles and Fitzgerald, who own the tract near the Telegraph avenue power house at Temescal. Mr. Fitzgerald consented to talk today somewhat on the progress being made with the project. "It is doubtful if we can get things in Tair shape for December," said he. "We intend to make the park the finest and most complete recreation grounds in the United States but we do not desire to take any steps until certain matters are fully determined. In other words we do not want to push ahead until we are assured that we will not come out at the little end of the horn. Since Manager Rockwell discussed the proposition regarding baseball I can not say that much progress has been made. We have been daily awaiting a reply to certain matters that are under discussion which it would not be timely to talk of Just at present. When we do start on the work it will not be done in a slipshod fashion. Every detail will be covered with care and nothing will be overlooked that can conduce to the aim in view. The grounds are large and ample space for all the outdoor track and other diversions can be had. I do not fear that the matter will collapse. There is too much behind It. I am therefore not in a position to give a definite answer regarding the baseball proposition at this time. I hope, however, to have the affairs straightened out within a short while. We will know just exactly where we stand. Temporary structures could be provided, but even these mean a considerable investment of capital and we, that is Mr. Bowles and myself, are opposed to this form of building. When we do build there will be no temporizing of any kind." The Sporting News of St. Louis, in an extended article this week, gives the following details of the Western tour outlined by Barnes of St.' Paul: The biggest baseball enterprise of the present year is about to be hatched right here in the Northwest. The newspaper boys in this section have ignored the project and have given it little space in their columns. As a matter of fact, however, the scheme is the biggest in the baseball line that we have had since the around-the-world tour of the Spalding teams. The project means a great deal to the people of the Northwest and to the baseball public of the larger cities in California. The scheme in. fact means a genuine California League for this winter, with teams located at San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles and San Jose. The projectors of the scheme are none others than Jack Barnes, who until recently was the owner and manager of the Minneapolis Club, and Charles Comisky, the present owner and manager of the St. Paul Club. These two great hustlers have formed the plan and will carry it out in its entirety. They will leave here on September 22d in a special car of their own. Each will have under his wing a first-class nine of professional play-era. The car they are to travel In is to be equipped with all the modern conveniences. It wilt be a dining car and sleeping car: combined. The culinary department win be' In charge of a first-class chef a tfttenen win practically live in this car until they reach Ban Francisco. They expect ; tot get thereon October 19th. In fact, 'that is the date' they have arranged for" their opening game on the. coast. Between St. Paul and San Francisco these two professional. learns 'will play games- br no less than twenty-eight of the cities 't I Oakland ';to Ifew- Tork -via Denver and ' . . ... .-- V .C - . - V r . .. .

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