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The Circuses Are
Signing Up Every
Kind of Athletes Ex
cept Bowlers — They
Are in a Class by
William Hart Film
Stays Whole Week
Owing to many requests and Bible.
the large crowds that have been Never before in Tacoma motion
unable to gaain admittance to the picture hlstorv has a film play
Melbourne since the opening per- caused so much comment as "The
formance Sunday, Bill Hart In Gunflghter." It is a production
"The Cunflighter" will remain un- far above the ordinary and many
til Saturday night, and the man- have returned for the second time
agement suggests that all who can to see'what is claimed by critics
attend the matinees do It if pos- to be the peer of all Hart pictures.
VALLEY LEAGUE WILL
HAVE ONLY 6 CLUBS
BY BILLY CAHNH
A meeting of officials and fran
chise holders of the Valley base
ball league was held at the Com
mercial club rooms last night and
it was decided that a six cub
league would be sufficient this
None of the expected outsido
team representatives were present.
It was therefore decided to grant
the remaining franchise to a city
t'harley Fowler, manager of the
Majesties, was anau'ed the sixth
francnlse, which completes the cir
Billy Adams refused a franchise.
He was the father of the league,
but for some reason, the officials
of the league saw fit to Ignore
him at the beginning of the sea
son. He turned the tables last
Knowls Is Star In
Lincoln Water Meet
Tryouts ln the Lincoln Park
high school tank yesterday after
noon resulted as follows:
100-yard dash (four lengths of
the tank) — Whitney, first, 1:28;
Bannssang, second; Dodge, third.
50-yard dash —Knowls, first,
33 4-5; Hubbrick, second.
Those in the semi-finals were
Hennessy, Harder, Leventhol,
Schwedlman, Hubbrick and Whis
25-yard dash—Knowls, first,)
16 1-5; Hubbrick, second. Others
May Stage Come-Back
Three pitching arms may have
a great deal to do with tho out
come of the American league race
They are the arms of Guy Mor
ton, Joe Wood and George Foster,
•very one of them a master of
■peed and curves when right, and
all of them disappointments to
their clubs last year.
That Cleveland would have been
a far more Important factor In the
191ti race had Morton not Injured
his arm in mldseasoh Is not to be
As it was Cleveland was de
prived of the support of her great
eat star and Manager Fob I was
obliged to saddle a great deal of
his work on t'oveleskie aud Klep
fer, two youngsters, who could not
atand up under the strain.
Then Cleveland, the sensation of
the early part of the season, began
to lose games with monotonous
regulrity nd soon was out of the
Guy Morton declares the
kink In gone from his arm. If
it is, Cleveland will be a diin
gcmiis stumbling block for
other lea ins in the league thi"
Joe Wood, three years ago the
•KATINKA' BRINGS CATCHY
NEW SONG,'RACKETY COO'
i_aarttn Berger la the great
TTtrf auocea*. "Katinka," at tlie
l_e-_M theater aext Thumday.
night by Ignoring them.
It was decided at last night's
meeting that tho forfeit money be
made tlie same as last year, |50,
to bo deposited with tho treasurer
at tho next meeting.
It was the desire of some of the
outside franchise holders to try to
coax the Auburn club to come Into
the league. They therefore tried
to get the manager of the team by
telephone. Ho could not be reach
ed and It was for this reason that
the league had to stick to six
It is just as well that Tacoma
be represented In the league, how
ever, as there are some good ball
players ln this city, probably bet
ter than will be found ln the su
At Ihe next meeting a schedule
committee will be appointed.
wero Perry, Leventhol, Whisner,
25-ynrd hack stroke—Perry,
first, 20 4-5; Whitney, second;
Hunt, third; Hennessy, fourth.
Fancy diving for points (three
dives nt 10 points each I Knowls,
28; Whisner, 25; Pease, 24; Whit
ney, 24; Perry, 23; Olswang, 23;
Harder, 23; Waite, 22; Hubhrlek,
20; Dodge, 20; Otto, 17. Poase
won third In the extra contest for
the tie-off with Whitney.
25-yard breast stroke —Sanes-
sang, first, 21 2-D; Whitney,
wonder of the American league,
has had a bad arm for two sea
sons. George Foster, the star of
IDiri, was ineffective last year.
Wood believes lie is going to be
right this year and that the Dos
ton management places some con
fidence ln his belief Is shown by
their reluctance to trade him, al
though they have carried him at a
I tn-ton lias offered to trade
Wood for Hteve O'Neill, the
Cleveluuil cnt< her, ami really
has plni id him on the mar
ket Ht his 10lit value rather
than an experiment. Rut It
Isn't likely Wood will bo
traded. Magnates don't like
the idea of trading a known
quantity for an unknown.
George Foster announced he
would like to play in the South
ern league at least a part of this
season to see if he couldn't get
back in shape.
If Foster comes through he will
be hauled hack to Roston in a
hurry, for Harry, a first year man
ager, isn't anxious to lose the serv
ices of a pitcher of his caliber.
These three soupbones will have
a lot to do with the American
league race if they get going right.
It Is promised that the whole
town will he whistling and sum
ming "Rackety Coo!" after the
performance of "Katlnka," the
brilliant new musical play which
Arthur Hammerstein will present
at the Tacoma theater next Thurs
The melody of "Rackety Coo!"
■md the other singing and dancing
number of "Katinka" are. the work
of Rudolf Frlml. who supplied
the scores for "The Firefly" and
"High Jinks," and whose fame
among Americas light opera com
posers Is firmly established. The
words to the various songs and the
plot and lines of the play are the
work of Otto Hauerbai'h, collab
orator with Frlml ln the other
What has become of tlie old fash
ioned Valley baseball league of
ficial who used to refer to the
Lincoln A. C. ball club as the
I BEST OF ALL I
HERBST CT/OTHEH I
gnd Floor. Nat. Realty Bldg. |
WHERE TACOMA IS
Coming—BoNton Opera Co.
"Tho Telephone Tangle,"
"Reg i n leu ml Frolics," with
"The Right Direction," with
Vi. inn Martin.
"The OHM of K.lcn," with
Violi. li.i • i
mi i inll km: ;
"Tho (JuiifiKliter," with YVII-;
I liam s. Hart.
There's st ill timo to submit
an answer to Hilly Funis'
lm-.iii.ill problem. Answers
inn-1 In- in the Sporting: Kdi
loi•'•> hiiiuls by "> o'clock to
* night. Mm winners will bo
anii> iiini ill tomorrow.
Once more we print tho
problem. There may he a
chance yet to win a prize, if
In a game between Detroit
anil Washington, Ty Cobb is
Can Cobb reach first base
on a foul fly thst is caught,
then score a run, although In
his ulti'mpls to advance to
iin- plate he is apparently re
tire.! at three succeeding
buses, no assistance being
rendered by any other bats.
man or runner?
If so, tell how.
First pri/.c, season ticket
to Athletic pin k. See.,mi prize,
$T. book of ball ticket... Third
prize, $______ book of tickets.
Notes Among the Athletes and
Students of the Large
South Sldo School.
Carl Iffert, one of the school's
best basket tossers, refuses to give
a definition of "spring" unless he
knows what kind it is.
o o o
liar.lieMhi 11 enthusiasts of the
school have given up all hope of
seeing the much longed for game
with Ciishman, as uo game can be
arranged within a week or more.
o o o
Mr. Nesbitt, of the faculty, Is
very popular with tho girls. He
was seen the other day with a rib
bon tied about his head.
o o o
It is reported that Leo Nelson,
one of the heavywoights, Is going
to take up pole vaulting this year.
It's hard to imagine Leo going
over the bar.
o o o
Paul Eaton, a well known ath
lete, has quit school. He is sadly
missed on tlie wrestling and track
o O o
George (Tubby) Anderson la
getting very popular with the fair
sex. He was seen ln the hall a
few afternoons ago with a crowd
of girls about him.
o o o
The Lincoln quintet will sing
at a vaudeville program March
9th ln the school auditorium,
o o o
Sam Skldmore, the most popu
lar hoy at school, envies Les Pat
terson as a writer. Sam says he
does not need Pat's advice along
0 0 0
Some of our baseball stars are
beginning to shine. They have al
ready been braving the weather
and tossing tlie pill around. <1
DIVINE SANCTION FOR FILM
CO. CLAIMED BY TOLEDOAN
Claiming divine sanction, the
Mena Film Co., backed by leaders
of the International Hlble Stu
dent' association, is floating a film
venture, capitalized at $250,000,
ln shares of $1 each.
The president Is Ernest W. V.
Kuehn, of Toledo, who gave up
business several years ago to de
vote his time to the Interests of
the international Hlble Students'
association. In part the prospec
"As to the motives Inspiring
the directors of the Mena Film
Co., the directors wish to assure
you that we have taken extraor
dinary precautions to aacertaln
the Lord's will respecting thla
venture, and ln every Instance the
Lord haa clearly Indicated to us
to go ahead."
The company will take over
the late Pastor Russell's film,
"Creation," which has been shown
here. A new scenario will be
written and will be acted by the
beat actors available. The film
will be act to "the grandest orches
tral music that can be selected."
THE TACOMA TIMES.
First Sacker Thompson May Not
Sign Up; Other N. W. League News
"1 never make much fuss at a
schedule meeting of the league,
but I'm going to insist this year
that I get a good date for oiicning
the season in Tacoma, and that I
get at least two straight weeks of
ball at home when the season
starts. l want the fans here to
have a good chance to lamp the
players right at the jump of the
j ball season. This idea of barn
storming all around the circuit be
fore the team plays at home,
doesn't make a hit with me."
So saitli Russell Henry Hall,
boss of the Tacoma Tigers. Rubs
starts for Spokane tomorrow night
for tho big league meeting. He
says the meeting will probably
pass off pleasantly—unless some
one tries to gip him.
Rickey Williams, the star pitch
er of Ihe Oregon Aggies, who play
ed with the Tigers from July 30
until the end of last season, has
sent word that he will not be on
hand for the opening of the 1917
season. Williams wants to finish
the school year, and insists that
he can't come up for the spring
training. He will be on hand—in
PRETTY GIRL VIOLINIST
IS VAUDEVILLE HEADLINE
KH/itbi-tli Cutty, formerly of
the well known vaudeville family
of Six Musical Cuttys, who is a
feature at Piintages this t.cck
playing and singing her way into
Ed Augustine Is training for
something. He will not tell what
it Is, but his friends can guess.
o o o
The movie matinee proved a
great success. About 1000 stu
dents saw the show and had a fine
time. Candy, gum and Ice cream
were sold. The total proceeds
were $37. This goes into the
statue fund, together with the
The management of the film
will remain in the hands of the
directors, in order, as the prospec
tus says, that worldly people will
have no voice or vote in the com
pany and its work."
"While we are not soliciting
funds from worldly people," the
prospectus adds, "there is nothing
to prevent a Truth Person from
selling his or her stock to worldly
people. In case some do this, such
worldly people will have no vote
ln the management of tlie com
pany and its work."
The project Is one of the most
unique ln the annals of stock flo
tation. The company has branch
headquarters In Toledo, Chicago,
Dayton, Pittsburg and New York.
Muzzles for cats during night
hours have been proposed by As
aemblyman Walter E. Savage, at
Meriden, Conn. Mrs. Anna Muller,
of the Humane society, protests
they will hang Hiemselves and be
sides, she aays, they cry through
perfect condition —about the first
of June. "Maybe we'll need him
then more than we will at the
start," says Russ. Who knows?
In addition to adding a veteran
pitcher to the corps, Hester of
Great Falls has just concluded ne
gotiations which have been pend
ing for some time, by which Harry
Cheek, catcher, is to go to the
Electrics, while Jules Pappa, out
fielder, will go to Vancouver.
Pappa was to have gone with Jim
my (lark, pitcher, to the Beau
mont club of the Texas league for
Catcher Bolio, but the latter hulk
ed and blocked the deal.
E. R. "Tommy" Thompson, tho
star first sscker last year, is in
clined to want to hold out. Tom
my Is employed in a big mine near
Globe. Arizona. He is getting a
fat war-time salary, and hntes to
give up his Job. Rut Hall sees
a bright baseball future for
Thompson, aud has sent a letter to
him telling him so. Tommy may
change his mind after reading
Hall's frank opinion.
Herb Hester has completed a
"Render unto Caesar the things i
that are Caesar's, but eventually i
we're going to get them back from!
Caesar and make Caesar go to |
work," said Isaac Horace Aller- j
ton, the I. W. W. who was convict-1
ed of grand larceny for stealing
copper from the X. P. shops, in
answer to a question of Judge
Card's if he thought that it was
right to steal from a corporation.
Judge Card gave the man a term
of from 2 to 15 years at Walla
The various parent-teacher as
sociations of the city will give an
entertainment at Stadium high
school next Friday night, March
fl, for the Lincoln statue fund. All
P. T. A. circles are contributing
to the program.
Pupils of Lincoln Park and
Stadium high schools are showing
keen Interest In tho annual pa
triotic essay contest of the local
G. A. R. Essays will be ready
at Lincoln March 15,
Those who are competing from
Lincoln park are Nina Copeland
and Esther Lindstrom, who are
writing on "Henjamin Franklin,"
and Uessie Anthony, who writes
on "Robert Morris." From Sta
dium are Enid King, I_eon Aller,
Pearl Walsh, Venith Jones and
First Aid Bill
ispei in I to The Times.
OLYMPJA, March 1. —Gov. Lis
ter today signed the first aid bill,
declaring he did so realizing it is
"not entirely acceptable to many
who are vitally interested in it."
A number of employers, he
said, feel a burden Is being
placed on them in paying part of
the cost of first aid, while many
employers feel that the Industries
should pay the entire cost.
He Baid he hoped the measure
would be given a trial, however,
and that a referendum would not
be taken on It.
Deputy Sheriffs Jacobs and
Shaw turned ln their badges and
"tools" to Prosecuting Attorney
Remann Thursday. Sheriff Long
mlre refused to renew their com
missions, because of friction be
tween the two departments.
deal which will give Great Falls a
pitcher who should be one of the
leading ten of the Northwestern
league. He Is Bert Hall, Tucoma's
pride, and fork ball artist of no
little fame, who has pitched for
the Salt Lake club n couple of sea
sons. Hall was purchased out
right from Salt Lake. His per
centage of wins in 1915 was .576.
Ted Collins, clever twirler of
St. Mary's college, California, who
was recently signed by Russ Hall
for the Tigers, shut out Stanford
university yesterday by a 3 to 0
score. lie allowed the Stanford
boys only four hits. Collins is re
ported to be a sensation in tlie
California college circles.
Nick Williams will line his Spo
kane baseball team up against the
I'niversity of Oregon bunch at Eu
gene ln April, during the return
trip from the California training
quarters. Williams Is also trying
to secure games at Mcdford and
The Great Falls team is making
I arrangements to do Its spring
training at Olympla.
Runs- 6 Miles
To Get In Game
The College of Pugot Sound
team defeated Mineral at the lat
ter's gym 1 last night by a score of
26 to 20. It was a speedy game
and well played, with only three
fouls during the entire play.
The auto of Miller, one "si the
0. P. S. players, got stuck in the
ditch six miles from Mineral.
Woody, another player, ran the
six miles through 10 inches of
snow, arriving at Mineral in time
to play the second half. He was
a star of the game. Miller remain
ed with his car. The team reach
ed Tacoma on tho return trip at
4 o'clock today. It plays Ashford
Two more bouts, making a to
tal of six already matched, were
announced by Matchmaker Shank
lln of the Eagles today for the
smoker to lie held next week.
.Mike Pete, the husky Wilkeson
battler, will meet Eddie Ashing,
cool, clever scrapper of Tncoma.
Ashing is a popular favorite with
Tacoma fight fans.
Eddie Quinn, the idol of E
street, who has many friends here
because of past prowess in the
ring, will meet Jimmy Panatoni,
South Tacoma fighter. Panatoni
is reported to be a "comer."
Little Polly Set Out
On Long Excursion
Polly Eccles thought that she
could walk from New York to Cal
ifornia in one day. Like many
children reared ln the slum sof
Manhattan, she had no conception
of the size of the United States.
She did not even dream It was a
country of such vastness as R Is.
Polly Is a very real, very hu
man character—a hit of humanity
picked from the life of the tene-
Pretty Viola D na Comes
On New Apoll Bill Today
»iola Hum. charming young star, opens a three day cii-tagc
nient today at the Apollo In "Th Gates of Kden," a new Metro
woiiderplny with an Interest ing st >ry of dramatic force. She is
siii ported by v strong company of Metro players.
—With the Amateurs
This Column^sTfe-roted to T'oliullding Amateur BportiTT
All Items Should Bo Plume I to Main 9131 or Main jg]
By liU-l CARNS ********* -—
Any baseball team manager, who,
contemplates having an Inde-j
pendent ball club this season, is
requested to write to the ama
teur sports editor of the Ta
coma Times, sending the name
of the manager of the team, his
address and phone number. The
Times will conduct a booking
agency this season aud will get
games for all who care to tnke
advantage "if the proposition.
In writing be sure to state
something about your team, es
pecially out-of-town teams, so
that Tlie Times may get teams
together that will be evenly
matched, thereby making the
contests more interesting.
Send In your box scores, etc.,
as The Times Is a free agent,
not being connected with any
league. Most of its space will
be devoted to Independent
teaniß. Write at once and we
will be glad to help you ma Ire
up your schedule. We already
havo the n mires of many man*
altera who are anxious to play
opening ft -nes with city teams,
snme i -I played on the out
side grounds. Expenses for in
dependent teams will be paid. ,
i incuts, with the same joys and
. sorrows that come to us every day.
. She is wonderfully portrayed by
, Vivian Martin in "The Right Di
rection," the photoplay now being
offered at the Colonial. Miss
Martin is pretty, appealing and
i sympathetic In the role.
An added attraction of the hill
■ is "The Sleep Walker," starring
' the popular comedian, Victor
Thursday, March 1, 191 T.
NEWS OF TUB STAB- OF
TWO FIRMAMENTS —
I dwiiril A. Peter*, Main l_
At a meeting of tlie South Tacoma
Tigers, held in Ed Quinn's bar
ber shop last night, Eddie Dan
ielson, star Lincoln Park high
school player, was selected cap
tain of the team. Eddie cannot
play high school ball this year,
he .use of the school board's
eil it. nor can Johnny Hunt and
"Tubby" Anderson, who also
plait to play with the Tigers.
South Tacoma firms donated
bats and balls to the team. First
practice will be held Sunday at
58th and Union avenue.
The Lincoln Park A. C. vvill stage
It* • irst rlub smoker tomorrow
r'-'lit at Rhododendron hall,
38th and Yakima, for which
rour bouts have been arranged
between club members. The en
tertainment will bo free. Dr.
.Times Carrol will referee all
bouts and Hilly Adams will act
as announcer. Tho show starts
promptly at 8:30 p. m.
I Chris l linn, of the Im/j Kor
ner Klub, will call his baseball
"layers together at his billiard
r MM soon to propose the prop
esHion of organizing a team for
the coming season. He will fit
hR men out In new unles and
•••'ll have them select a man to
captain the squad. Other plans
will aNo be discussed at the
One of the committeemen repre
senting Russ Hall, who Is get
t'rg icood results in the "Ruy-a
--book" campaign, Is Harry
O'N'eil who has many friends In
th's city. He Is a very popular
basehil! fan. He says that It
was n -.vise choice on the part of
the Tiger boss, when he selected
Raymond to fill the position of
shortstop and direct the players.
A new bnsehall teiim has liecn or
ganized for the coming season.
It will he called the Yeomen A.
ft., being supported by the
Rrntherhood of American Leo
men lodge. F. H. Radke will
probably manage this team.
Any ball club wishing a prartice
game for the coming Sunday
please call Main 7744.
Jack Shnuahnessy, the hover, has
been entertaining a certain
party very regularly of late, ac
cording to rumor about the city.
It. seems that tho party is a
"blonde," and that their fa
vorite place of amusement la
tho Apollo theater.
Poke Hunter, who demonstrated to
locals at Paul Steele's last
smoker that he carries some
nfftv wallops, will again be seen
in the ringed arena at the smok
er which George Shanklin pulls
off at the Eagles March 7.
Racket hull will soon have to make
way for baseball. Many of the
quintets have already disband
ed, and with the City league
closing this week 'basketball
will practically be over for the
In former yearn baseball team
managers would get together
and organize, then they would
consult the sport writers for
publicity. Now the sport writ
ers go to the managers seeking
their services—some of them.
I'll.lb- Mills, who conducts an eat
emporium on Bouth 13th it.,
says he Is still serving his pa
trons with that luxurious food, -