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Big Fight Called
Off; Fred Is Sore;
Calls Jess "Bunk"
The question wan: WIIF IF SHALL TIIFY FIGHT.
"IN lii.Wt'K," Mil* the aiswi-r thai raine from thous
and* .4 n|mh'l lovers, thruou IJie country. It was Taco
ma's answer. re«istcrcd (Inn Toe Times, to ihc pro|Hisal to
stage Ibe Willard-Fiiltoii championship fight in (he I. S.
A poll taken In The Tin i-s not lung ago shovt.il ih.n
sentiment against the fight oi.r brie existed in e\ciy state
in the I'nion.
The big fight has licen callcdl off by Col. Miller, Ihe
promoter, just as The Times svci-al weeks ago predicted lie
ROW LOT THFM FIGHT IN FKAN'CF.
i I on-.I Press laMMi Wire.)
POBTI.AM*. Or., May 11.
—I ml Fulton, who is here
today on a vaudeville li.i.i,
declared that if his match
mill Jem. Willard is not stag
ed In Col. Miller lie wil^i!;Jm
the heavyweight champion
ship ..f the world and collect
Hie si.immi in folic it money
pin up by Willard on the July
"Miller's action in calling o. ri
tlie fight looks to me to be not'i
ing but a run-out on Wiliard .■•■
part," sa.'d Fulton. "I don't tlnn'i
Willard ever intended to Tight me
or ever will fight me for the tit>
My manager, Mike Collins, and I
have been trying to get a chain
pionsliip match with Willard fir
two years,, and 1 ha\e touglit and
defeated every heavy weight in t tie
world of any prominence.
"Je.s ti a lot of bunk. 1 heard
from a Chicago frieud that jj.-s
had worked out in a Chicago gym
that day with some big clown and
that Jess had fallen down a cou
ple of times swinging at the dv! '
Fulton said Collins was still in
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*> NATIONAL I.FAGIB e>
Standing of the Clubs.
Won. Lost. Pet.
New York 18 2 .900
Chicago 13 .ri .72.'
Pittfhurg 10 9 ..-,L'fi
Cincinnati 11 12 .47S
Philadelphia 8 11 .42 i
Brooklyn 7 12 .3(is
St. Louis 7 14 .33.'!
Boston 5 14 ,2ti,i
New York 2 4 1
Pittsburg 4 7 1
Benton, Anderson and Raride.i;
Hamilton and Schmidt.
Cincinnati I 9 3
St. Louis 4 11 2
Toney, Srlineider. Craft an '
Wingo; Ames, Conley and Snyder.
♦ AMERICAN LKAGI'E «
y4> + 4>4>4>4>4> + + + +4) + #
Standing of tbe Hubs.
Won. Lost Pet.
Cleveland 12 8 .8.(0
Boston 13 9 .591
Chicago 9 7 .SC:I
New York 11 10 .fi24
Washington 9 11 .450
St. Louis 8 10 .444
Detroit 7 8 .437
Philadelphia .... 7 12 .36s
R H E
Chicago 5 10 0
Philadelphia 3 9 1
Falicr, Danworth and Schalk;
Gregg and Perkins.
ft B I
St. Louis 1 & 0
Boston 4 8 0
Davenport, Shocker and Nuna
maker; Mays and Schang.
R H E
Detroit 5 10 1
New York 3 i 1
Dauss and Yells; Mogrldgo,
Love and Hannah.
R ft E
Cleveland 8 9 1
Washington 2 8 1
Coveleskie and O'Neill; Shaw,
Harper and Casey.
(Called in eighth, darkness.)
♦ PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE *
Standing of the Clubs.
Won. Lost. Pet.
Salt Lake 20 IS .571
Vernon 20 18 .620
Los Angeles ....19 19 .500
Oakland 18 19 .486
Sacramento 16 18 .471
San Francisco ... 16 21 .432
Oakland 11, Sacramento 1.
San Fraurisco 4, Salt Lake 2.
I .os Angeles 1, Vernon 0.
Tbe following boys wlil make
up the Stadium high school < las
tennis teams for the coming Ma
son: Seniors —Byron Hcolt, Her
man Tenzler, Mark Stewart, and
probably Hally Velth and A! Mer
ritt. Sophomores — Guy Gl/c.
George Hayden, Bennie Kant,.
frits Elder and Eugene Morrill.
Freshmen -Alva Roberts, l^aw
Fence Kelley and l,euu:,rd Koldtao.
TELL IT TO THE CADDY.
|| Hllril l'rr» I imil Wlr.l
CHICAGO. May ll.—toi.
J. ('. Miller, promoter of the
piopiiMsl \\ illiird-Fiilton bout
•Inly I. lossed in the sponge
UMlay, as his project, giogg.,
from the mauling of numer
ous slate officials, was ham
niered out of Maryland. Tlie
colonel formally called off the
Miller asserts he went into tlie
afair for the sport of it but ttndl
public sentiment against lii.n is
Champion Jess Willard. wl.
has not been in training for sev
eral weeks, acquiesced in the pro
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♦> P. C. I. LFAGIE |
4J Tacoma 9, Vancouver 7. 4
14) Seattle 11, Spokane I,
*> Portland 9, Aberdeen 4. ■•
*> TFAM STANDINGS 9
<$> Won. Lost. Pet. %
• Seattle .... 7 2 '.778 •
i Taconia .... 7 4 .Willi •
• Portland ... 5 I ,St4J •
• Vancouver . 5 6 .4J.1 I
4 Aberdeen . . 3 6 Mi •
« Spokane ... 3 7 .300 •
••• Where Tliej Play Today. «
• Taconia at Vancouver. I
<s> Spokane at Seattle. |
<» Aberdeen at Portland. I
VA.NCOIVKR, B. C, May. 11.-,-
Tacoma "did it" again Frid'y
to the Bea\eis at Vanco.ivei, lllp
ping over another victory, this,
time with a s?ore of I to '
Among the first things Hen.in
did when he started the game,
was to hit Bill Speas.
Bill stole second. Daniels go'
a two-bagger, Speas s-oring
Stevens scored Daniels on a sin
In the second inning, the Beav
ers seemed to have the game
cinched, scoring four runs, but
the Tigers slammed Gipe all
Leake and the brclirrs P..'ettj
were the boys who pitched Ult
Tigers to victory eventually.
AB R H PO A E
Bemis, If ... I 2 2 1 0 0
Hamilton, 3b. I 1 0 0 2 0
Wolfer, cf .. . 2 1 0 2 0 0
Stewart, rf . . 5 0 1 1 0 0
Brown. 2b . . 1 0 0 2 4 t
Stokke, lb . . 6 0 0 9 0 II
Boelzle, c ... 3 1 0 8 0 0
King, ss 3 1 1 2 | 4
Henion, p. . . 2 1 1 0 1 0
Glpe, p 3 0 0 2 2 0
Totals 32 7 5 27 16 >i
AB R H PO A ■
Cable. 2b ... 4 1 1 3 2 0
Wright. M.. 6 1 2 1 1 0
Speas, If 6 2 1 B 0 0
Daniels, cf . . 4 1 1 3 0 I
Stevens, c.. . I 0 3 4 0 0
Han bert, ss .. 5 2 1 4 2 0
Hoffman, lb . 4 0 1 I 0 I
l^eake, p.... 1 0 0 0 0 3
K. Pillett, p . 3 1 1 0 0 1
H. Pillett, p . 1 0 0 0 2 0
Totals 43 9 14 27 7 4
Vancouver ... 1 4000002 o—7
Tacoma 20060100 o—90 —9
Summary: Two-base hits- -Dan-
lels, Stewart, Speas, Dauherl,
Stevens. Three base hit—Wilson.
Stolen bases—Speai, Beruis 2,
Wolfer, Wright. Double plays--
King to Brown to Stokke; Dan
bert to Cable. Sacrifice hits —
Hoffman. King. Bases on halls —
Off llenlon 4, off Leake 6, off E.
Pillett 7. Left on bases—Vancou
ver in, Tacoma 12. Hit oy pit'li
ed balls—Speas by Henion; Wolf
er by E. Pillett. Struck out —By
Henion 2, by B. Pillett 1, by Olpc
2. by H. Pillett 1. Passed ball-
BY IANNIF. FILM
QMlb* Walsh, handsome, smil
ing and debonair, in "Brave and
Hold," 11 William Fox feature, be
ginning Sunday at the Melbourne
There is a mighty Rood story,
I wherein \\"alvli plays the part of
iliobert Booh, g young American
who is a victim of a foreign con
spiracy, but who finally gets the
! better of his enemies, and well,
lyou know the rest Yatme there's
J a girl in the story.
C.porge W'alsb is gattiaVS to be
the original matinee idol, his fame
spreading even to Sou'li America.
A short time ago there appeared in
a paper printed in Rio de Janeiro.
I largo newspaper cut called I
"The Perils of (he Cinema" which
showed a young Hra/ilian girl]
standing entranced before n large
poster of Qeorga in front of the
nio\ie show, while lier anxious
■Nil sweetheart is pulling her by
the arm, saying, "No, dear, the
show at this i heater is not good
Thcdii Bara has n-lnpti-d
the i.-jHUi rcglsnent, lafaatrjr,
sUitioiied at Fort If— mill.
'Sposc they will lie singing
"Vamp, vamp, vamp. the
lioys are march ins," pretty
'Verna Mersereau and three
fresh young beanies are as grace
ful M the fawn and as free from
artificiality as the violets."
The foregoing is inclosed in
quotation marks to indicate that
it was stolen stolen from the
presj agent of the Pantages the-'
ater. Ain't that a pretty little
sentiment. Oh, gracious!
Just the same, the ladies can!
dance in their clever way and the I
"Pan" fiends are going to like I
There are a number of other;
good acts on the bill which opens!
here next Monday, among the
best of which are the Six Musical
Woases with jazz music. "Get
'Way Back '■ Snap Your Kingers." '
Be jood, now. f I wonder if the
editor is going to let tiiis run.
You see, he dons not like to
• * *
Young men, see "The kaiser
the (least of Berlin," and join the
Young women, see "The kaiser,
the Iteast of Berlin," and join the
Bed Cross and the war garden
(I did not put a capital letter
on the word kaiser, 'cause I
think that it is showing him too
much respect, don't you?)
Did you know that, Fatty,
lieg pardon, Itosroc Arbuckle,
is publishing n monthly mag
s/.ine called S. 11. ()., mean
ing; Standing Boom 'hily?
Well, be is.
a a •
Manager Anderson of the Apol
lo theater says he Is a simple,
plain man. Ph-luili, but Ijave you
ever noticed his eyes and smiie.
Well, now I wonder.
Do >ou believe there is n Su
preme Deity, something or some
one higher than earthly thlmgs,
who controls the destinies of na
tions in Mis hands?
Philip Landicutt did not —but
that wtas before he went to war,
before he went thru that great
smelter of "No Man's Land."
where the gold is separated from
There In that terrible strife
and din, where a man must
he a man, Philip Ijtmdicntt
found himself, lo the great
joy of his mother and of tbe
beautiful girl who loved him.
"The Cnlieliever" begins «t the
Colonial theater Sunday.
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Eight-year-old Nadia C.ary plays
an Important part in Mabel Nor
mand's newest (loldwyn produc
tion. The star is devoted to the
clever little girl, and the other
day made a discovery when she
offered Nadia a bit. of chewing
"I have to be careful," said
the child, "because I have false
teeth like a grownup lndy."
Miss Normaud's curiosity did
not let the confession stop at
that. She learned that because of
Nadia's popularity with producers,
coupled with the fact that she Is
losing her baby teeth. It was
necessary for her mother to pro
vide a plate with two tiny
"store" teeth on It to fill the gap
In Nadia's mouth caused by Na
One of the youngest and most
popufcir stars of screendom Is
Wallace Reid. who has had sev
eral times the distinction of ap
pearing as leading man for Geral
dlne I'arrar In her gigantic screen
productions such as "Carmen,"
"Joan the Woman," and others.
Reid's latest Paramount photoplay
Is "The Hostage" In which he
will be seen at the Apollo starting
In the special postoffice station
In the western Paramount ftndlasj
Saturday, May 11,1918.-TH E TAOOMA TIMES— Pag» Six.
Favorites Who Will Entertain Tacoma Theatergoers Next Week
.Maude Adams who comes to
the Tacoma theater Wednesday
inaliiieo and night.
Starling in "The Hostage" at
the Apollo Sunday.
the "R" box is one of the mosi
heavily used of the lot and often
creaks dismally under Its heavy
load. Wallace Reid in a day re
ceives more letters from film fans
than the governor of California
receives from office-seekers in a
Most of these letters are writ-|
ten in the familiar up and down
stub pen backhand, bearing un
deniably the stamp of feminine
location. The best of it all is, that
"Wally" Reid deserves all the nice
things that are said about him in'
Fight fans will read with inter
est of Bay Williams, Tacoma ocy
with Troop B, cavalry organisa
tion "somewhere over there," who
Is going to box a few rounds with
Georges Carpentier, the Frej.ch
Kenneth Itoberts, another *c.l
known Tacoma soldier boy who Is
with Williams in Troop B teils of
the coming bout in a letter to lii»
folks here. Part of it reads:
"Near the end of the moiitii
there's going to be a field day.
Remember me telling of Ray \\ ill
iams, the supply sergeant of ou
company? Well, on this day he's
going to box four rounds wi'!
Georses Carpentier, the Kreoc'i
heavyweight champon. It's jut
an exhibition, of course, and ( a.
pentier Isn't as good as he used
to be - Hut, anyway, It's a wonder
ful chance for Ray. He ;, soing
to start training, and Brasslin .aid
a couple of other fellows and I ar«
going to spar with him."
Benny Is In
II nii.-il I'rr.a l.rasnl Wire.)
SAN FRANCISCO. May 11. —
Benny Leonard performed like v
real champ'on and easily outboxed
Johnny McCarthy In four rounds
of the soldiers' benefit tourti'y
here lats night. No decision wjs
rendered. Leonard waltzed arou il
McCarthy like a cooper around v
barrel, landing almost at v.-111. .ill
not exchanging heavy blows.
Willie Rltch'.e, ex-chaniploii
lightweight, outboxed Frank Jone.l
and was given the decision. Th!s
' was a fast dancing match. Knock
out Kruvosky was given a decision
over WlU'e Median.
As a result of tho s'iow, ov
| which nine bouts were billed, the
j soldiers' athletic equipment ftiini
lIM ;nc:caseod by about $.'o,boo.
DIRECTION WILLIAM FOY
Smiling athlete who will lop .Melbourne bill as star in "Brave
American blood boils when such scenes as these are portrayed
in "The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin," at the Oak."
Leads Orpheum Bill
Kathleen Clifford, petite come
dienne, is by far the leading at
traction on the Orpheum bill this
week. Miss Clifford gives some
clever imitations and original
songs in her own character.
Tacoma theatergoers are par
ticularly Interested in her as she
has been apepuring in the serial
of "Who Is Number 1?" which is
closing this week at the Pantages.
Coming straight from the first]
line trenches under the direction
of Capt. Ransom of Hie 11. S. I
army, "No Man's Land," the 1
large feature act of the bill, runs'
a close second. A vital picture'
of life in the trenches is given,!
with just enough acting thrown!
in to make the skit intensely in-1
terrsting. The scenery is espe
Sallie Fisher in "The Choir
Great Lighting Effects In
Maude Adams Production
In the Maude. Adam- I'.'oducll in
of "A Kiss for Cinderella" a'l of
the old-fashioned methods of sia:-e
lighting have been discarded.
There are no footlights with a
glare to hurt the eyes, anu there
are no border or strip i;ghts on
The man who looks after Hie
light effects in the play worl.s
them from a seat In the oienes
tra pit, from which he contron
every light in the. MVM, includ
ing the powerful lamps in the i.al
lery. Most of the lighting Is
from batteries of powerful miri
gen lamps which range from 100
to l,e*)4? cundlt llgi t powr.
In the dream ball scene, w..lr,!i
is an adaptation of a celebrated
pa'nling, everything is white and
Miss Adams' production is ti.e
best equipped electrically of any
play, musical or dramatic, thct the
stage has had.
Rehearsal" made a big hit with
the first nlghters.
Julie Ring and James Norval
present a clever little skit called
A movie and several other fair
ly good acts compose the rest of
We would suggest that some
(kind soul endeavor to inject some
|of the much discussed "pep" into
the Orpheiini orchestra," they
need it. No one would appreci
ate this more than the actors
themselves. Their frantic efforts
for several weeks past, in at
tempting to regulate the time of
the music men has been notice
Last night they did not succeed
in catching up with the show un
til the exit march was being
Miss Adams will be at ihe Ta
coma next Wednesday matinee an !
Jack Dillon, the Hoosiei
bearcat, whose claws weie
maniciircd by Coast Cham
pion Frank Farmer iif Ta
coma the other night, will
not be seen in Seattle ne»M
Tuetday night against Wek*
Dillon Is returning eafrt.
The Indianapolis heavy
probably thought the pick
ings were easy In the west
—until he met Farmer.
"The rnbeliever." which opens at the Colonial theater Sunday,
is a strong story of I tow a man finds himself and regains his belief
in God, while be is fighting in No Man's Land against the linn.
Gordon and Gordon, funny fellows, in gay tomfoolery on tbe
new bill opening at Pontages Monday afternoon.
All us fans think we've se^n
some real honest-to-goodnew base-
hall games, with all the up-to-date
pawing and slashing. But we
haven't. No, sir.
If you want to witness a real
exhibition that will make Marso
Kuss Hall turn green with env,
pay your two-bits and go to ibc
big championship, rollcr-coa3ting
match between the Taconia poilcd
men and the Federal building ag
gregation next Wednesday.
. . a
Chief Smith's Crook ('.las
ers will line up against I'ncle
ham's Stamp Lickers prompt
ly at (I p. in. Wednesday at
Athletic park. Nobody can
even guess when tbe slugging
mutch will end. It all de
pends on how main second
string licim-i s are available
IT'S FOR THE RED CRO'jS.
Celebrities will be there — I
"Lefty" Riddell, mayor of I'll old
Tacoma; the city council, the
county commissioners and the
Maj. Gen. Greene and staff have
Soldiers and sailors in uni
form and women of the Bed
Cross will be admitted free
There'll he a hand, nmyli. ,
from Camp Lewis.
IT'S FOR THE RED CROSS.
Assistant H. S. Attorney I lsl-
hurne will examine the base.all
minutely to discover fragments ol
T. N. T.i rumored to have beep
put there by ("apt. Strickland, ac-1
ac hopes to get the first piosecu
t'on under the new fishing act at
the game. He will go on the tr«»'.!
of any federal employe guilty of
catching nine suckers during the
afternoon ( more than the law am.
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The postofflcc employes on
Hie Federal team will use
mils covered with ,n.s»«^c
stamps with the gluo outside
so the bull will stick.
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The police are expected to cijsa
the game by arresting the b-.t
--teries on suspicion, as is their CtM>
torn. Meanwhile immlgiation of
ficers are looking up the status of
the cops to see if they're citizens.
The report is that the Univer
sal Weekly mov'.e man will lie
there to snap a screeu photo of the
action. Cncle Sara's sleuths, how
ever, have a clue that taMkM reel
feature is really to be taken for
the Keystone comedy people.
Policemen, besides covering
their lients, «re hustling sell
ing tickets for the big game
Put column W'm. < opsev
leads with *HH worth to bis
credit, while Boy NeisW U
only "three backs" behind
with S«.-» sold, i apt. Kincaid
said that up to Friday noon
they hod gone S3OO over the. .
a . .
IT'S FOR THE RED CROSS.