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ALL READY FOR
I'nci tot. of Hie I'.n itc
fVnvi liilei ii.-itiiiii.il league
are gong lo forget all a'-.i-n
Lmlc Sinn's rctpit-M thai we
put a mli p. da I on fireworks
Some of the league heads are al
ready laying in a stoi k of Ro
man candles, bombs, red f re, iky
rockets and other paraphernalia
destined to produce a lieluva time
If properly ignited.
They're uoing lo lake a'l of tin
stuff to S.-iitfle Wednesday, Miirrli
27. for the Medal inciting lulled
by President 111 weft a* the Si -all It
hotel. -lii-i which one of the
Itiiguc ni'ieiii-. lias been selecleil
to drop v casual match into the
package hasn't Im-cii announced,
but tliere's going lo !*• MM NM
eiciteiiii-nt, that's hum-.
The future of professional base
ball In the Northwest will be de
termined at this meeting. Tiie
magnates will decide which cities
shall reman in the circuit. They
will determine a schedule. They
may take a crack at Prezy Blewett
and try to remove him. Most any
thing Is liable to happen.
Illigilule, miner of the Se
attle Giants, and tin- iiuui who
forced a curtailment, of the
1017 season, is a thorn in the
aide of all other directors in
tiie circuit. The I'oiiih-rous
One is again trying to run
everything* this year, using
Frank Farmer is once more in superb physical crndition, and
he will lie ready to give Al Somuien- the battle ol his life when the
two meet Thursday night In the main event of the Eagles smoker.
Farmer's slight ease of bloodpolsoning in the hand has healed com
pletely and gives him no further pain. The Kapowsin logger is
training bard nt Ruston, taking a daily run thru Point Defiance
park, followed by a stiff workout in the gymna.-iiim -with Chet
Mclntyre, the old war horse, and ending with a brisk shower.
Sommers, one of the best light heavies in the northwest, has
not been seen in Tacoma before, allho the fans have been reading
about him for the past two seasons. The recent appearance of both
boxers, particularly their bouts with Mick King, indicate, on paper,
that Farmer is a little the lietter scrapper.
o o o o o
Romeo Ilagen, the handsome
baker, took on Art WUson for a
bout before the Seattle Elks Fri
day night and knocked him cold
in the first round. As a result
of Wilson's easy defeat, Match
maker shaiikiin of the Tacoma
Eagles took him off the card, and
-substituted Battling Hunker, who
meets Jack Thompson in the first
bout of the card.
• • •
Harry Anderson, the Vancou
ver, B. C, lightweight who has
been spending the winter on Pu
get Sound, is ifreparing for a trip
to Hot Springs, Ark. Frank Piir
cell, his manager, Is already in Ar
kansas lining up bouts for him.
• • •
Fred Gilbert, the stocky young
Portland welterweight, who meets
Raising Ante For |
That Heavy Scrap
fl'altrd Pro. l.ra>*i] win-.l
NEW ORLEANS, March 18.—
Matt Hlnkle and Dominic Torlor
lch, promoters, today are waiting
response to their $105,000 bid for
the proposed Willard-Fulion
Batch. Unble to locate Willard,
to Get Bartn
I Vnlli-il Freaa l.eawd Mr* I
MARMS', Tex., March 18. —
Roes Young, recruit outfielder,
■will take Dave Robertson's place
In right field for the Giants, ac
cording to training oamp indica
tions. He has b£fcn jierformlng
THURSDAY, MARCH 21ST.
PROGRAM STARTS SHARP AT till
24 Rounds ***** 24 Rounds
TWO MAIN EVENTS
BIX ROINIIS EACH— —SIX HOI MIS EACH
Al Soniers of Porlland vs. Frank Farmer of KafMinsin
Marly Foley of Tin-oinn vs. Wed Ciilhert of Portland
Johnny Moore of Vancouver, B. C., vs. Hhi-oIiI Jones of Huston
Wildcat 1,1-imuiJd of Seattle am. Jack Hartford of Tacoma
Jack Thompson of Chicago vs. Untiling Banker of He-all le
General admission, $1; Iteaei veil Seats, ftl.HO; Ringside, $2.
TICKETS I tilt SALE
Price's Pastime Pool Hall; Keystone Club. Bcbork Bros.:
Alford's ligar Store; Annex, O'Neill ft Young; Vanney *
foughlin's; Booby's Cigar Store; Frank Yorktheimer, South
Tacoma; Tllllcnm flub, our, latli an«l Pacific av-e.
FOR TITLE BOUT
Bli-weft for his cal* paw, mid
some of Hie len in owners are
about ready •<> slap Hug on
the uiist ami lock him ill a
close, for a MM • two.
Boh llrow n of ViUKroiiver is un
u.-'iallv peevish over the way the
leai;*.'!! ha; been Minnlrig tilings
land Inliete- that an attempt is
j being maile lo freeze him out.
IHa is %ttmt Blewatt'a scalp. Own
er Fan- of S;,i*i. am wanted the
Montana cltlw la Hie league, and
he is sl.at ng arond on his ear
I getting ready to take a crack at
am one who gets in his way.
Judge McfYcdie of Por
tland suave anil scheming, In
riding on Hie inside track and
laying aivakc nights filming
liou he (an get Vancouver,
Wash., in the league anil play
all of V;--it olivet's important
games a- the Hugda If-owned
Russ Hall of Tacoma is plug
ging* along in his own way, dissat
isfied w'th many tilings that have
ha.pper.iil of late but tearfully
sorry that anyone should throw
a monki y wrench into the wheels
of baseball at a time when the
fin lire of the game l.s so precar
The firewiH-ks are all ready
to be iirnited nevt Wednesd
ay, and they're liable lo take
the roof off the Seat lie hotel
when they c\| lode.
Marty Foley in Tacoma Thursday,
Is matched with young Pete In Se
attle tomorrow night.
• • _
"1 will not sign," the player wrote.
"Your terms are too absurd;
Your offer is the biggest joke
That I have ever heard.
I've got a situation here
Where 1 can be at home.
It pays 10,(100 bucks a year.
And 1 don't have to roam."
Comes, now, the gentle breath of
To scatter winter's germs;
He wires to his manager
That he'll accept the terms.
He pack:. liis grip and hits the
Wiith lusty shouts of joy;
Antl notifies the laundry man
To get another boy.
tney wired their hid to t 01. Miner,
holder of Wlllard's contract.
"We don't care how Willard
and Fulton whack up that |10.V
000 if our offer is accepted to
stage the fight here," said llinkel
and Tortorich loday.
Safe In France
Al Bartholemy, who caught for
the Taooma Tigers in 191H, later
going to Denver, arrived safely in
. Frisco yesterday, according to ■
cablegram received by his parents
; in Portland. Bart is a first ser
geant in the l.Vith aero .squadron.
Monday, March 18, 1918. -THE TACOMA TIMES— Pay Btx
Fred Fulton Is Second Fitzsimmons But He
Lacks Great Requisite, a Fighting Heart
Way back in the nineties there
arrived in America from Australia
a fighter whose peculiar Iniild ex
cited the ridicule of the fight fans
of that day until they had seen
Bob Fitzsimmons, the Human
Gorilla, as he was sometimes call
ed, presented to the fighting pub
lic of his day a new type of fight
ing machine. Other heavyweights
of hie days, and all former cham
pions In the memory of the fans
of that day had been liuko muscled
men of great weight, bulky from
head to foot, expecting Jim
Corhett, who was graceful in spite
of his size.
Fitz was a middleweight with
the shoulders and torso of a heavy
weight. From his huge shoulders
hung long flail-like arms. His
reach was tremendous for a man
of his height, he was a trifle un
der six feet. His waist was slim,
his hips narrow and his body was
set upon a pair of long, thin flam
ingo-shaped legs, which looked
more like the logs of a sprinter
than those of a fighter.
Fred Fulton, who is to meet
Willard, is a huge Fitzslmmons.
II in shoulders are broad and pow
erful. His reach of 84 1-2 inches
is the longest in the history of the
ring. His waist and hips are
slender. His legs are long and
In one other way Fulton re
sembles Fitzsituitions. lie uses
the peculiar fighting croucli
which Fitz first made popular in
America, and from this crouching
position he manipulates the great
est left hand in the ring today.
(I nlli-il l'rr«« I rn-.nl Wlrr.)
NEW ORLEANS. March 18. —|
Bobby Roth, Joe Wood and Ray
Chapman of the Cleveland Indi
ans, starred in a 12-inning 3 to 2
j victory over the New Orleans Pel
leans yesterday, the first game of
the season here. Pitchers Jim
Bagby and Hob Groom who recent
ly was acquired from St. Louis
iwere still missing.
Four Sox Are
il iill.-,l I'rru l.i-itsi-il M irr.l
FORT WORTH, Tex., March IS.
•Manager Clarence Rowland of
the White Sox, on arrival here to-1
day, reiiorted the absence cf four |
players. Reh. Kits-sell at the la.it
moment was stung by the hold-out
I bug. Hap Felsch suffered a sud-J
den illness and It:*,inn Haas ap
parently has made good his Inten
tion to join the aviation service.
■Kid Gleason missed the tra'n.
Dance to Help
For the purpose of raising funds
for a medical corps baseball team
at Camp Lewis, the medics are
planning a dance to b* held in the
j near future. There Is good base
hall mater'al in the hospital out
fit, and all the men need is para
-1 pliernalia. The last dance of the
i medics, a week ago, proved a
No Ball Club
HLiTTU. March 18. — The
I'nlverslty of Washington will not
put a ball club in the field Hi's
year, beep-use of the expense. It
would cost nea.rly $1,000 to fin
ance a clu-b, with no assurance of
F. C. Rlehl, the Tacoma pro
fessional trapshot. broke 50 clay
; pigeons in as many shots yesterday
j during the regular shoot of the
i Tacoma Gun club. B. B. lips
comb was high amateur, with 4 8
hits out of 50 shots.
ABEIt I' I. E N-f) I. V Ml' IA
Leave Central Bus Station,
Tacoma 1:30 p. m.
Leave Washington Hotel,
Aberdeen 8:00 a. in.
Romantic Drama Is Liberty
Theater's Latest Offering
Carlyle Blackwell and Evelyn
Greeley, two stars of the World
studios, have tho leading iwrts in
"His Royal Highness,'' a romantic
drama which opened at the Lii
erty today for a two-day run. It
i« a lavishly prepared play, with
many notable scenes.
Carlyle Blackwell is not only
starred in this attraction, but he
also directed the production. His
eye for beauity show.-* in all of the
sce.nfts. lie has not missed a sin
gle chance to enhance the beauty
''Divine Sarah" Coming to Tacoma
In Orpheum Vaudeville This Year
}lme. Sarah Bernhardt has been
ngagert for a tour of the Orpheum
i.cvii. and will appear here dur
ng the course of this season.
The apex of vaudeville achieve
nent was reached In the engage
nent of the "Divine Sarah" for an
-Irpheum tour a few years ago.
Now, Martin I>cck, managing d:-
U. S. Men In Lorraine Trenches
The Sammies In the above pic-tone are in Hie front line trench cc on the Lorraine* front—al
j halting the Hans at the " Lorraine gate" Into France.
cf the scenes nor has he missed a
single chance to get in the
"punches" that go to make a pic
ture continuously interesting and
entertaining to the spectators.
The story Is rapidfire and in-
terest'ng from start to finteli. It
presents both Mr. Blackwell and
Miss Greeley in congenial roles,
different from any that they have
recently assumed. The members
of the cast are capable film play
ers and favorites. You will be
delighted with "His Royal High
■ector of the Orplieum circuit, who
introduced Mine. Bernhardt to
American vaudeville, will again
iiresent her in tho Orepheum the
iters for a repetition of her form
Mme. Bernhardt is looking for
vard with keen anticipation to her
our. She will present the death
MAY STAGE GRAND
Fulton has yet to prove that he
has a fighting heart. He has nev
er been put to a severe enough
tert to determine his courage.
Here's the opinion of a famous
referee who has worked with Ful
ton in the ring.
"He is hard to handle in
the ring. He acts like a big
baby, lie is constantly kick
ing alM.ut what the other fel
low hi doing. He is always
looking for a loop hole. If
it wasn't for that Fulton
would lie the greatest heavy
weight in Hie world."
Mind you, this referee DIDN'T
say Fred is yellow. He intimated
that he hasn't a fighting heart.
The man with a real fighting
heart will refuse to accept a ver-1
diet on a foul unless he is badly ,
hurt, he will not quibble about the
size and weight of his opponent.
That was Fitz—that is NOT Ful
Regardless of this, however,
Fulton's recent record has been
mighty impressive. He has
knocked out Frank Moran in thrtvj
rounds, the first time the blonde I
Irishman ever took the count, al
tho he had fought both Willard!
and Jack Johnson.
He knocked out in one round
Tom McMahon, who holds a deci
sion over Willard. The only man
who has broken even with Fulton
In the lats year is Billy Miske who
fought the plasterer a 10-round
Fulton is not to he despised by
any means. He is a big strong
fighter with tremendous hitting
power, a super-reach and a pair
of educated hands.
Iscene from "('01111116," in which
MM Bernhardt years ago climb
ed instantly into histrionic immor
tality, and will also offer "Champ
D'Honnour" ("From the Theater
to the Field of Honor"), a one-act
play written by a French officer
ait the front. This was one of her
favorites of her repertoire during
her New York season last winter.
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• -CI.EVKR SHORTSTOP
ft SIGNS FOR TIGERS •
♦ Izzy Garrlty, the ball play- •
♦ er w'th the shamrock name >■
| *■>* and the Holy City face, who *f
*% used to cavort about the +
•- short field position for Her- #
<*■ bert Heeter's warriors, will *#
■*•■ adorn the Tiger infield this ■*•
*?> season. &
# Russ Hall has picked up $>
<•■ Garrlty from the wreckage of ft
ft (the Montana team, and the <$■
# little fellow has agreed to ft
v play with the Tigc-s. Last •*.
ft season Garrlty hit .26.'! and $
*■ he would iiiiiloii,,iieiil> have <*-
ft done better had the spirit of s
ft the Great Falls team been '•*•
•' more congenial. 4r
fi« .* ♦ ♦ ♦ •» *♦*•<?!_•♦.
Theda Has Role of Russian
Revolutionist in New Play
A scene from Theda B.u.i's latest drama, "The Rose of Blood,"
which Is creating a mild sensation tit the .\|>ollo tills week.
Theda Bans Is at her best in her
new picture, "The Rose of Blood,"
wliich opened a three-day run at
the Apollo yesterday. Rarely has
the noted star attained the heights
of emotional success which she
reaches in this picture.
Miss Bara plays the part of
l.isza Tapenka, a Rusnian peasant
girl who marries a prince. As
she has ailed herself with the
revolutionists, she Is constantly
called upon to get rid of enemies
of the people and she accomplishes
When they finally demand the
death of her husband, now prime
Good Actor on
Hip's New Bill
Tom Davie-i is every bit as good I
an actor as he is an author. Tom |
wrote a vaudeville sktch, "ChecK-l
mated," and then decided to play-
In it. So he got a booking over
the Hippodrome circuit, and began I
a triumphant career. Davies and
his company came to the Hippo
drome in Tacoma yesterday in his
clever farce, and scored the big hit
of the new hill. "Checkmated" is
an original and delightful play,
Other good things on the new
Hippodrome bill are the Meryl
Prince girls, a quartet of dashing
young women wilh good voices;
Edwards and Louise, in a surprise
act of juggling; Wlllison and Sher
wood, formerly with Uocksader's
minstrels, who yodel when they're
not singing; Sena Bnd Webber,
Bowery dancer:-.; Claire and At
wood, a pretty s irl and a tramn;
and "Utile lied Decides," a Tri
Chantie Man For Merchant
Marine His New War Job
Official Chantie Man for the j
American Merchant Marine is a ,
brand new war jjab now bei i-g j
held down by Stanton H. King of j
i King Is to revive chantie sing
ing among the young sailors of
I'ncle Sam's new cargo ship**
An old salt, who first went to
sea from the Bar)>adoes 38 years
ago, and who for years sailed on
deep-iwater Yankee ships, King
knows that a fcood chantie is
worth an extra hand. He is the
iliest known singer of sailor songs
in the country.
"Many a time When things were
going wrong, a fellow ye-ho-ing
a lively song has put strength into
all our arms," said King.
"You know the sailor has a
sweetheart in every port. But
the sailor's heart is not easily
broken, for when one nymph
leaves him he speedily turns to
another. Here's a harrowing
"How I miissed iher, how 1 missed
At 111 BRICK
All Sizes and Shapes.
Sanitary, Vitrified, Salt
i Hazed Sewer Pipe from
1 lo 30 Inches.
Terra Cotta Chimney Pipe
and I'lttings, etc., Drain
Tile, Fire Clay.
Denny Renton Clay &
ISth and Dock Street,
minister, she is in a quandary
She finally obeys the will of tha
people, however, and brings about
Richard Ordynski has provided
an able scenario for the pi-i.ir'?.
He has worked about a WtM of
Slavonic life which Is rarely touch
ed In romance or fiction. As a re
sult he has achieved a masterpiece
of story-telling, wiiioh is enhanced
by the able direction of J. Cordon -♦
The Hears!-Pathe News, on the
same bill, shows survivors of tha
torpedoed tran port Tuscania on
their arrival at Southatiption, Eng
land, where large crowds were
gathered to welcome them.
AT THE THEATERS
Orplicum vaudeville, Friday,
Salui-day and Sunday, matinee
Krazy Rat All Girl Revue;
skit; with vaudeville.
"I/zy on the Border;" Monte
Carter Slock Co.
"Ainaiilly of Olotlie* Cine
Alley," wllii Mary Pickford.
"The Rose of Blood," with
I liede Bara.
M 1.1.H0 CRN X
"Violet of the Yukon," with
"His Royal Highness," with
I Carlyle Blackwell.
How I missed my Clementine!
Bui I k'ssed her little sister
And forgot* my Clementine."
"We can brins many a fine old
chantie up-to-date for use on army
transports. This would go fine in
th£ war zone
" 'Many a gallant ton of coal our
bunkers they are Bill,
Poke away my stolters, poke
| away.' " ]_
King now runs the Siilors'
Haven at Charlestown, Mass.,
alongside a barroom. Thin mis
sion is known to sailors the world
Can't Beat 'Em
The Camp Lewis all-star basket
ball team cannot be beaten. At
least, that's what other basketeers
of the northwest believe. The
Eatonville high school team, willed'
has won the Pierce county title
and has taken 15 straight games,
was swept off the Eatonvllle gym
floor Saturday night by the sol
dier team to a tune of 62 to 21.
The fast school team didn't have
i a chance. *