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DONS THE MITTS
» George Brechin, the clever «
► 185 pound wrestler of the S. "
» A. C, who is picked to win the <
• lightweight championship of <
► the world as soon as he de- •
► serts the amateur ranks, has •
► decided to try his hand at the <
► boxing game. Boxing Instruct- <
• r Fred Creel has decided to <
» take him in hand and expects •
J to put a 135-pound boxer in •
► the ring who will prove almost •
f as good at the fistic as the •
I grappling game. '
' Brechin is not a stranger •
» to the padded mitts, as he has •
► participated In amateur box
► Ing from San Francisco to
► Vancouver, although he con
► fesses he has done nothing in
► this line for several years.
► "Take it from me," chat
► tered the husky young chap
f lost night, "I can come pretty
► near putting the kibosh on any
► of these boxers around here,
► and if I can work off some of
► the stiffness that comes from
► wrestling 1 will show them a
The colored troops of the Twen
ty-fifth Infantry justly feel proud of
the testimonial given as to their
conduct in this city in a resolution
adopted by the city council of Spo
kane. which has just been received
by the commanding officer of the
When all that has been printed
about the Twenty-fifth and the
Brownsville affair is taken into
consideration this expression by
the city council is considered of
There is no question but that in
the matter of good conduct the col
ored soldiers at the fort have a
higher average than the white men
who preceded them there.
The council commends the men
for their conduct during the I. W.
W. controversy and their general
behavior since coming to Spokane.
GO TO ATLANTA
According to advices from Atlan
ta, Heinie Heittnuller, the giant
Californian who cavorted in the
Athletic garden last season, will
wear an Atlanta uniform if Connie
Mack can secure waivers on his
roan. The Atlanta club tried to se
cure the big Dutchman last year
byt tyack was after a bunting and
Was averse to disposing of any of
VANCOUVER CONFIDENT OF
TAKING 4 STRAIGHT BOUTS
Rltter Red Hughes
... t 1115-pound boxing
McCallum Tommy Kelly
Campbell George Drecliiii
Peacock Chris Gesek
The foregoing is the way the Van-'
couver and Spokane athletes will
line up at the S. A. A. C. one week
from Friday night in the second
and last inter-club smoker of the
season held between these two
Spokane broke even with Hie Van
eouverltes at the home of the lat
ter, but in a letter to Cisco Bulll
vant yesterday George Paris, the
boxing instructor of V. A. C, de
clares that the invaders intend to
take four in a row this time.
"Sure, there will be a four-in-a
row 6tunt pulled off," conceded
Physical Director Bulllvant last
night. The only difference will be
CRITICS DECLARE JEFFRIES IS
SURLY AND A TIGHTWAD
On his present theatrical trip,
Jim Jeffries has been held up by
some critics as a surly individual
with no thought save of self. He
has been compared to the suave,
Hiaooth, silver-tongued Jim Cor
bett and has been made to suffer
by the comparison.
We all know Jeffries isn't Cor
bett. Never was there a fighter to
compare with Gentleman Jim as a
btilltoßser. The actor-boxer is so
ewooth he makes every other man
in the business look like a rougn
Jim Jeffries Is not the boor some
critics would make him out. True,
he is not polished like Touy Mid
dle, and, by the same token, he is
pot offish or surly.
Jeffries is required to meet hun
dreds In every town, shake hands
and turn away with no more than
Ms "Glad to know you," which Is
the feasts for one of these attacks
Jeffries is much the same sort
t*f on individual as Napoleon l.a
Jwe, often referred to as a "crab,
when his falling is bashfuluess.
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Cloaks Suits Millinery
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BUITS AND MILLINERY, VERY REA
"I intend to give Spokane a pennant winning team nut season regardless of Bob Brown's club at Van
couver, or any other club in the circuit. Brown will have to 'go some' if he beats us to it."--Joe Conn.
808 BBOWN GOES TO
Popular Indian Manager Sells Inter
est in Spokane and Purchases
Robert P. Brown, manager and
part owner of the Spokane baseball
club, has severed his connection
with the local club, and will lead
the Vancouver club of the North
western league next season as man
ager-owner. He sold out his 25
per cent interest in the Indians to
President Joseph P. Cohn last
night, was released from his two
year contract as manager, and left
this morning for Vancouver to take
over the reins and endeavor to give
Vancouver a pennant winning club
for the season of 191 C.
President Cohn announced this
morning that he will act as man
ager of the club, appointing a cap
tain and bench manager from
among his players. He will go to
Chicago within ten days and pick
up a couple of extra pitchers and
keep his eyes open for other play
ers who might strengthen the 1910
COMPLETE SURPRISE TO ALL.
The news of Brown's action
comes as a complete surprise to
Spokane fans, who regarded the
popular manager as a fixture and
that Spokane is going to cop the
bunch, not Vancouver."
The big event of the night will
be the go between McCallum and
Kelly. McCallum is conceded to be
the fastest amateur in the North
west today, but he lacks punch,
and that is where Kelly expects to
gather ere the four rounds are up.
The Hughes-Ritter affair v. ill be
a slzaler, George Rltter having a
long list of victories to his credit
from .Montreal to Vancouver. The
Vancouver wreatlera are good, but
it la hardly probable that either
of them will win, even though
Brechin is giving away ten pounds
Jeffriea would rather be in Loa
Angeles right now. surrounded by
his friends, than making one night
stands and meeting every Tom,
Dick and Harry that desires to
shake the hand that will exchange
wallops with Johnson.
"Oh, Jeff isn't a good fellow,"
wails one. "He's a tight wad," de
clan s another. And if the big
botlermaker were to sprout wings
and grow a halo you would find
carping critics upon his trail with
some sort of a yelp.
Because he isn't a "good fellow,"
in the sense commonly accepted,
Jeffries is now able to get into
physical condition. Had lie been
the "good fellow," who spends his
money over the bar for a lot of
cheap sports, the chances are he
wouldn't be able to get into the
condition he already has reached.
And as for being a tight wad
well, the chaps who are wasting
time with this sort of stuff are
the huskies v. ho have been turned
down by Jeffries.
Jeffries ia a big kid. If you get
a chance to watch bin as lie walks
along the street you'll be satisfied
SUGGGESTIONS FOR JEFF'S SPARMNG PARTNERS
expected to see him lead the In
dians to the top of the percentage
column during the coming season.
"It was as much a surprise to me
as any one," declared Cohn this
morning. "I had no inkling of the
matter until last night, when Bob
asked me to buy his interest in the
club. I did not know until this
morning what he intended to do,
although I knew that he was de
sirous of owning a club of his
The affairs of the Vancouver club
are in a very complicated condi
tion; but Brown has a better
knowledge of its affairs than John
son and Lord, the former owners,
and with the $3000 received for his
interest in the Spokane club and
his earnings for 1909 he will be
able to untangle the matter and
make Vancouver a strong factor in
the 1910 race for the bunting.
! NEW YORK. —Nikola Tesla, the
inventor, declares wireless electric
light, supplied by currents sent
[from the producing plant over ether
waves, v. ill supplant till present
lighting methods within 20 years.
this statement is true Let a profes
sional panhandler approach with
the usual whine and the big fel
low sends him right about, on the
But let a crippled mendicant ask
for alius and the big fellow's hand
is plunged into his pocket and he
passes over whatever he gets
Yes, Jeff's a "tight wad.'' and
■he isn't a "good fellow," but it's
a pity we haven't had more like
him in tho fighting game, which is
the better lor his participation
ALL RECORDS FALL
BEFORE LEE JOHNS
Lee Johns, the New York bowl
ing shark, has established a new
record of 275 I-- for three games,
0 mark which high score bowl
ers will have some fun shooting tit
before they threaten it. Johns
made his record in a tournament
lO New York.
TROPHIES FOR THE
Six handsome trophies, donated
by local Y. M. 0. A. enthusiasts for
the star association athletes, ar
rived here yesterday and will be
placed on exhibition today.
These cups are to be awarded to
the winners in fencing,b oxlng, aqu
atic, wrestling and general athletic
work of the association. The don
ors are W. S. Gilbert, Thos. A.
Brewer, E. E. Elmendorff. John M.
Graham, R. B. Patterson and Kemp
DES MOINES —William Foster,
a pioneer theatrical man, and
Louis Bemis, of Spencer, a friend,
were found dead at the Foster
home. They had been asphyxiated.
NEW YORK. —Plumbers and
steamfitters of New York are on a
Htrlke. The unions demand |6 a
day, with no Saturday work.
THE SPOKANE PRESS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, WtO
OFF A HOT ONE
NEW YORK. .Tan. 4.—At the <
Pittsburg banquet the Other <
night, Charley Bbbeta, the <
Brooklyn magnate, proved to <
be as amusing as many a •
vaudeville skit. At the outset, <
he said: "I feel my feet." •
He paused there and everyone '
roared. He repeated: "1 feel •
my feet." There was another •
roar, and then Ebbets eontin- •
ued: "Too small to fill the •
shoes of John T. Brush, whose •
place I am taking tonight." •
Then later, he remarked: "I
have seen base ball grow and
prosper until today it is in its
infancy." This remark brought •
shrieks of laughter, and espe
cially so. as it was reiterated
several times. It made such
a hit that half a dozen of the
guests who spoke later made
some references to it. Even
(leneral Taylor of Boston
Bald: "While base ball may
still be in its infancy, it needs
no Mellin's food." Then "Pop"
Anson took a shot at Ebbets
by saying that base ball was
the oldest baby he had ever
seen —that he played it 40 <
years ago. and it was an old
CLUB HAS FULL
With the addition of Jack Feath
er, a 125-pound wrestler, to the s.
A. A. (\ squad of mat artists, Bul
livunt has an aggregation of grap
lders covering all weights. The
new man has had some experience
at the game and under the tutelage
of Bullivant is expected to develop
into inter-club material within a
Olahe, at 115 pounds, Feather at
125 pounds, Brechin at 135 and 115,
and Qesek, Kucks and Meddelthon
at 158 j)ottnds, form the club squad
of wrestlers, witli several other
men who are rapidly developing
iuto inter-club material.
Now that the damage, if it is a damage, is done, and Portland is
lost to the Northwestern league. Judge W. W. McCreedle is trying to
square himself—to put himself In right with the Nort!iwesterners,
and more particularly his Washington constituents at Aberdeen and
"The Northwestern towns are not 'bush' towns," conies from the
pained legislator at Washington, "and Nephe Walter should not have
made such a thoughtless remark." The Judge further states that lie
was willing to keep a club in the Northwestern league in 1910, living
up to his promises, if the Coasters would permit it. and insinuates that
the Northwesterners were hasty in dropping Portland before the Coast
ers had formally made known their demands.
Well, it's up to the Judge to do some tall explaining if he expects
the fans of Tacoma and Aberdeen to send him back to congress two
years hence. If his political aspirations exceed hla love for the Coasters
and the sheckels his affiliation with the Callfornlana bring him, it's cer
tainly vii to him to do some quick maneuvering in the next year and
IS NELSON AFRAID OF WOLGAST?
Battling Nelson la apparently fighting shy of Adolph Wolgaat, the
Milwaukee terror, and I don't blame him. Bat is the champion at the
present time, and after ;i battle over it long route with Wolgaat, it's
more than even bet that the Battler will no longer wear the light
Alter agreeing to fight for McCarev at Loa Angeles on February 22
for $10,000, win. lose or draw. Nelson lias drawn a better offer from
Sid Hester of San Francisco, a $16,000 purse, with $13,000 for Nelson
and the balance for Wolgast, and declares that unless Ad is willing to
fight for the San Franciscan on those terms there is nothing doing in
the championship fighting line for the Milwaukee lad.
For 15 months, ever since his last victory over Joe Cans, Nelson
has refused to come into the limelight and give tlie aspiring light
weights a crack at the title. Does be realize that lie is growing stale
and that one or two more fights means his finish?
Wolgast declares that he is anxious to fight Nelson but not on such
terms as the champion offers. Jones insists that unless Nelson gives
liis man a fair chance be will take him to Chicago, claim the light
weight title, and defend it against till comers.
Nelson should either fight or give up the title to Wolgast, retiring as
another "undefeated one."
In making his usual retirement announcement, Frank Qotcb, Hie
king pin mat artlstst of the country, picks "Kid" Cutler of Chicago as
his successor, (intcli bases his selection on the extraordinary strength
of the Chicago lad. declaring that from the waist up Cutler is even
stronger than the champion.
i have always been on the square" declares Qotch, "and this has
accounted for nay success. I have laid away $125,000 over and above
expenses since I became a professional wrestler, and am ready to give
way to some of the youngsters who are clamoring for the places oc
cupied by we old fellows."
Don t gather from this that ihe iowan Intends to quit the wrestling
game. He has made announcements to this effect for several years, and
yearly We witness him raking in the sheckels and squelching the as
pirations ol boatload after boatloud Of foreign would-be champs.
Ootch a!tributes his present, position at tho top of the wrestling
ladder to his superiority In three things, leverage, conservation of
strength and the use of his brain in quick, speedy thinking.
His ability to .coaaarjve hto strength. Always bold In reserve more
power than his opponent, is chiefly accountable for his record. Dr.
Roller gave him the tussle of his life for 16 minutes not long ago and
then the Beattlelte was "all in" aud proved an easy »iark for the
The following opinion held by the champion of some of the wrestlers
he has met will be of interest to everyone:
Fanner Hums —greatest all round man in the business.
Fred 800 l and strongest of his weight.
Dr. B, F. Roller—fastest big man and best judge of distance.
Yussif-Mahmout —gamest and one of the strongest,
Zybsco—the very strongest I ever tackled.
Hackeuschuidt. —tha iibura&t mutter.
BY C ASS -1^
M'CREEDIE TRYING TO SQUARE HIMSELF.
"KID" CUTLER AS GOTCH'S SUCCESSOR.
WHY GOTCH IS CHAMPION.
FRITZ HOLLAND HAS THREE
EIGHTS IN FIVE WEEKS
Fritz Holland, the "Flying Dutch
man," the local welterweight who
has just blossomed forth as a Cham
pionship aspirant, is to have his
hands full during the next five
weeks. Beginning with Kid Tucker
at Wallace on January 22 he will
follow this mill with a go with
• Tug" Wilson at the S. A. A. C.
on February 4, and wind up the
opening series with a twenty-round
mill at Rossland. n. C on Febru
ary 11 with a Vancouver middle
weight, probably Tom Burke, the
former V. A. C. amateur.
Tucker and Holland will meet at
148 pounds, the local lad declin
ing to work down to 145 for his
opening appearance. The twenty
round route has been chosen by
the Wallace promoters, with a
$1000 house guaranteed.
The Wallace dopesters figure
Holland strictly a short-round man
and expect Tucker to put him out
after the tenth round, but the in
dications point to a big surprise
for the wise ones at Wallace.
"Tug" Wilson, the former En
glish welterweight champ, will meet
Holland at 145 pounds in either a
four or six-round go on February
4 at the local club. The S. A. A. 0.
directors have not yet. decided
What action they will lake in the
pro-tight game, so a four-round ex
hibition is the best thai can be
defintely promised at this time.
Holland states that, he will not
be too strict in the matter of
weight at Rossland. allowinf his
opponent, be he Burke or another,
to enter the ring at 150 pounds.
HOLLAND COMMENCES TRAIN
The "Flying Dutchman" com
menced training this morning for
his go with Tucker, taking a six
mile spin over the roads as a be
ginner. Within a week he will
lengthen this to miles. Follow
ing his road work, skipping rope.
bag punching and sparring will be
in order until the clever Spokane
boy is in condition to give his op
ponent at the fight of his
You can always de
pend upon it that Went
worth's sales are al
ways clean, legitimate
events and that you'll
always find new, reli
All Men's and
Are on Sale
Regular price $12.50;
sale price $9.95
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Regular price, $20.00;
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sale price . $26.45
Regular price, $35.00;
sale price . .$30.25
This even includes
the famous "Hart,
Schaffner & Marx"
All Boys' Suits
Also sharply reduced
All girls' and misses'
three - quarter length
coats on sale at HALF
For choice of a bright
new line of men's neg
ligee shirts; values up
to $2 each; cuffs at
tached ; plain or pleat
ed fabrics and coat or
For clittico of our entire
line of man's $4 winter
underwear; both union
and two-piece styles.
See center display case.
SAUNDERS AND HUPPERTON WIN
SECOND Y. M. C. A. SERIAL MEET
The second monthly serial ath
letic meet at the Y. M. C. A. last
night resulted in a victory for C. L.
Saunders in the advanced division
and E. Hupperton in the novice
class. Saunders took one first, tied
for another and took three seconds.
Hupperton won two firsts, in the
springboard high jump and the 220
--yard potato race.
Sixty-five seniors gathered at the
association last night to compete in
the five events for the Graham
trophy, every man entering each
event. The 220-yard potato race,
high jump, shot put, broad jump and
running long dive were the events
Who Wants a
Piano at Less Than
You will never have another chance to buy pianos
for any such prices as we are quoting on the stock pur
chased from the Lucore Piano Company.
No wonder our store is crowded. Between the over
stock of pianos and the throng of buyers, there is not
much room for visitors. Perhaps this is the reason
that most everyone who comes in buys a piano. More
likely, however, they buy because they never saw or
heard of such values.
Everyone Can Now Own
a Good, Durable Piano
A modern piano business must be well advertised.
Not only must it offer the best in musical instruments
on the most convenient terms of payment, but it must
make itself known.
You can see then, one reason why we purchased this
Lucore stock and why we are offering it at exceedingly
low ju ices. We bought it dirt cheap for cash and what
a splendid advertisement it will be for us when every
one of the eighty-seven pianos, is placed in a borne, who
purchased it at less than half its real value.
A good piano lasts a life time, and any piano in tbis
stock that we cannot unconditionally guarantee as we
dp.our own will not be offered in this sale.
Do You Wonder That People Flock
To Our Store to Purchase These Bargains?
Do Not Hesitate on Account
We know that Christmas took n good portion of your
ready cash, but $10 down and $5 per month buys a good
durable piano and we are selling really beautiful In
struments as low as $7 per month.
The regular $225 pianos
that Lucore sold during
his closing-out sale at
$125, we are selling at—
Only three left of the
$350 styles that were cut
to $200 by Lucore, and we
are closing them out at—
$385 styles that we cut
to $210, we are closing out
the last five at— 1
Slightly used pianos $156 up.
Player pianos reduced, $144 to $300.
Remember they are selling rapidly and every day
counts—better come right away.
YOU CAN AFFORD TO BORROW THE MONEY
and buy a piano at these prices. One man sold bis bar
gain at a good profit and came back for another.
Any one of the remaining (!.'! pianos is a rare invest
ment. Don't doubt the quality. AYe guarantee the
quality to be right or your money back and you know
OUR GUARANTEE IS IRON CLAD.
G. A. Heidinger, | Corner Spraguc
Manager. and Post
THE BEST PLACE TO BIT A PIANO
James H. Cassell
The association athletes are tak
ing a great interest in the serial
meets and each month witnesses a
larger representation and greater
struggles for supremacy.
The five events are changed at
each meet. The points are divided
into five for a first, three for a sec
ond and one for a third, making 25
the highest possible number to bo
scored at one meet.
PONOA CITY, Okla.—Mrs. E. J.
Mullhall of the famous 101 ranch,
known throughout the west as "The
Cowgirl," is dead here. She was
riding for a moving picture
when her horse fell upon her.
We have ten beautiful
pianos in mahogany case,
the kind that Lucore sold
at $270, we are closing out
Eighteen of this beauti
ful style in mahogany, oak
or walnut cases; beautiful
instruments thai are sold
by some dealers as high as
$400. While they lust we
sell them at—
Several fine grands at
reductions of $170, $LMO
and more. Among them
are Stegesf Kranich &
Bach and Steinway.