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Gonzaga Defeats Y. M. C. A.*--Terway Leads Marathoners
COLLEGIANS DEFEAT T
QUINTET, 24 TO 17
BEFORE several hundred madly
yelling basketball fans who
crowded into the Y. M. C. A.
quintet defeated the Y. M. C. A.
five, 24-17, In the first of a three
game series for the city champion
The result was a big surprise to
the Association suponers and
somewhat of a surprise to the col
legians, the former expecting to see
their men win with ease on the
home floor, while the latter hardly
dared hope for a victory in the
Without detracting from the
credit due the Gonzaga lads, it
must be said that the Y. M. 0. A.
players were decidedly off form.
Although they had from three to
four times as many chances at the
basket as their opponents, the usu
ally steady and consistent players
apparently lost their nerve, tossing
the sphere at random.
The Gonzaga boys put up a won
derful exhibition, accepting their
chances with coolness and shooting
the baskets from every conceivable
angle. Big "Bish" Do Mors, the
Gonzaga center, was the stellar
light of the game, scoring 17 of the
TER WA V LEADS RUNNERS
IN Y. M. C. A. MARATHON
Peter Terway. the crack long-dis
tance runner, ran away from the
Y. M. C. A. Marathoners in the third
half hour of the six-night race at
the Y. M. C. A. last night, covering
144 laps to 139 1-2 for Jerry Beau
champ, the victor in Thursday
Terway was in fine trim last
night, turning more laps in the half
hour than on any previous night.
Only 10~men entered the race. Ke
hoe and Hillsabeek failing to ap
pear for tlie grind.
The race was started immediately
following the basketball game be-
SALT LAKE MEN
MAY NOT COME
Mike Yokel and his Salt
Lake City grapplcrs may not
invade Spokane after all. The
S. A. A. C. officials are anxious
to bring the mat artists to
this City, but Portland and Se
attle are "balking at the ex
pense, fearing lest they might
not break even on the venture.
"1 am satisfied that we could
handle our share of the ex
pense all right," stated Cisco
Bnllivant last night at the
club, "but if Seattle and Port
land don't come through,, we
cannot handle the affair
Tho local clubmen figured
on presenting Yokel's crew on
a card with the Armory A. C.
Wanted—A physical director and
baseball coach for Spokane college.
The board of trustees of Spo
kane college met yesterday and de
cided that a baseball coach and
physical director is needed at the
school immediately, and the offi-
cials are on the lookout for a com
petent man to take charge of the
A new baseball diamond is being
laid off on the campus and prepar
ations are being made for a big
season of the national sport.
J. Y. A. FIVE WINS
The J. Y. A. basketball team of
Gonzaga (allege defeated the Hy
aks, 18-1, in the preliminary to the
Gonzaga Y. M. C. A. struggle last
night at the Y. M. C A.
The lineup of the teams follows:
J. Y. A —Sullivan and Burns, for
wards; Duffy, center; Kelly and
I .ark in guards.
Hyaks —Neely and Dallas, for
wards; Ferguson, center; Perkins,
and McGougan, guards.
Cisco Bullivant, physical In
i structor at the 8. A. A. C, expects
,' to establish a boys' camp at Lake
Pend d'Oreille, Idaho, this summer,
opening the camp for a limited num
ber of youngsters about July 1.
With launches and rowboats to
carry the boys about the lake, fish
ing galore, and trips Into the moun
tains when aquatics lose their nov
elty, Bullivant plans to give the
lads a few weeks of real outdoor
. "Did you pay your Tare?"
. "What's it to you?" angrily. •
► "I'm a spotter," explana
. torially. ,
► "lure 1 paid." pityingly.
► •Thank jrsm." apologetically
24 points credited to his team, and
shooting five baskets in the final
The first half gave the "V" lads
the best of a 9-8 score, but the
strangers gained confidence with
each minute of play, and easily
drew away from tlie Association
men during the final minutes of,
the most exciting game seen in
Spokane this season.
On the 11th the teams play on the
Gonzaga floor, with a third game,
if necessary, scheduled for the
S. A. A. C. on March 18.
The lineup and score:
Gonzaga Y. M. C. A. j
Do Mara Rrain
Goals—De Mers. 6; Mulholland.
il; Mulligan. 1; Johnson, 4; I'zzeli.i
1; Most. 1.
Free throws —De Mers. 5; Mul
holland, 2; Mulligan, 1; Uzzell, 5, j
I tween Gonzaga and the Y. M. C. A.I
The following were the scores;
made last night, with the totals to
I dat c:
■ Runner Sat. Total!
■ Terway 144 419%'
ißeaucbamp 139% 418
Dorria 137% 398%
Baldwin 137% 398% |
1 Lavelle 188 -
Eilmers 127 382%
Hoffman 123Va 381%
Clark 131 880
Marsh 128 376
Kehoe • 247»i
THE YOUNG PHENOM
A young phenom in a bush league
Whose batting average was throe
two-two; , /
, His rep, it certainly grew and
Till a scout went on his work to
And said, "For a big league club
He drafted the kid without ado
To join the ranks' of a major crew
( And show the vets what he
Well, the youngster's chest It grew
And somehow he thought he really
The game of baseball through and
When he bid his native town adieu
The bands all played and the
And the papers gave him a
The rest of the tale is sad, but
He only lasted a week or two —
Many are called —those chosen are
—Ed A. Goewey.
180,000 AUTO RIDERS.
Figures compiled recently show
that there are 30,000 privately
owned autos in New York that car
ry 150.000 persons every day. There
are 900 taxicabs in use in the sum
mer and 1200 In the winter season.
Taxi managers say these cars carry
on an average of 30,000 people
daily, bringing the grand total of
people who ride in motor-driven
vehicles up io 180,000.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, March 5. —
Following his so-called "repudia
tion" by the president. Wade H.
Ellis, chairman of the republican
state central committee, today de
parted for Washington. It was an
nounced that he intended to con
fer with republicans in the capital
on "minor business" details.
WASHINGTON. March s—The
statehood measure for New Mexico
and Arizona is stuck on another
snag today. This time the commit
tee on territories is worrying over
the question of whether suffrage in
the proposed states shall be lim
ited to those who speak and write
the English language. ___
FRITZ HOLLAND GETS MANAGER
AND FIGHT WITH THOMPSON
Fritz Holland has a new manager.
Jimmy Powell, former Denver fight
promoter and baseball man, and be
fore that one of the best known
pitchers in the middle west, is the
man who has tied himself up with
the local welterweight, and together
the duet expect to climb toward
the top of the ladder during the
Powell has had hia eyes on Hoi
land for some time, and when the
"Flying Dutchmau" met his auun-
Edgar Franks, the Multnomah
125-pounder, who holds medals ga
lore as proof of his prowess on the
mat, may appeal' against George
Brechin, the local amateur, at the
S. A. A. C. in the big P. N. A. win
ners' tourney, which Will be held
Immediately following the P. N. A.
meet at Vancouver in April.
Local wrestling enthusiasts are
anxious to see Franks in action,
and a handicap match proposition
will be put up to Franks.
THE PILE OF COAL
When In fall you lay it up, the
winter's store of coal.
Your heart beats high with cheer
ful hope and peace rests on
And you survey the Jet black
hoard, and as you look you
For. lo! it towers till there seems
abundance in that pile:
\ month has passed: the days
were chill, and freely you fed
For, of all things, your family a
good, warm place admires.
Hut when your store of coal you
chance one morning to sur
You find the heap is much re
duced —reduced to this, we'll
Boreas gets his work in well —he
keeps you shoveling coal
I Boreas, once he's started in, can
bo confounded cruel),
And panic grips your heart as you
take anxious note once more
/•nd find there's only a modest
stock left on the cellar floor:
A thaw or two brings joy to you,
then zero comes in turn;
The groundhog also fails to halt
demands for coal to burn;
Till on one fatal day in March you
bid farewell to bliss
When, seeking coal to warm the
house, you find there's only
ager-to-be the necessary papers
wire signed without delay, Both
men gain by the hook-up. for unless
all signs fail Holland is a comer,
while Powell has the reputation of
being a real live article.
Holland and Maurice Thompson
will fight at Nelson. B. C . the lat
ter part of April, following which a
tour of British Columbia and Alas
ka will be made, the Dutchman
meeting all comers ai anywhere
near his weight.
THE SPOKANE PRESS, SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 1910.
A FEW MORE WEEKS AND THEN-
YOUNGSTER DECLARES HE WILL
"If I don't boat this Portland man
an the 18th, I never want to fi.nlil
again," declared Red Hughes, the
clever 105-pounder of the S. A. A.
0. last night, and that's the spirit
that will rule the clubmen when
they invade Portland a week front
next Friday night to wind up the
Interclub boxing and wrestling sea
With Seattle pressing tlie locals
close for first honors, both llulli
vant and Creel, wrestling and box
ing instructors at the S. A. A. ('.,
are determined that if the local
quartr-t does not make a good show
ing it will not be because of proper
conditioning for the big meet with
Spokane took four in row from
the Multnomah lads at the smoker
held In this city, and the Portland-
PROUD OF SKINNED SHINS AND TOUSLED LOCKS
OMAHA, March s.—"On your
"Put it on her. All together
now. We got It!"
'Bing! Bang! Crash! Safe!'
QUIT EPIC If HE LOSES
ARE OMAHA HI SCHOOL BASE BALL PLAYERS
OMAHA GIRLS PLAYING BASEBALL
'era have been vowing vengeance
ever since. Whether they can de
liver the goods or not remains to be
With Hughes at 105 pounds and
McCoy at 115 pounds to represent
the mitt department, and Brechin
and Gesek, 135 and 15S pound
wrestlers, respectively, the S. A. A.
!C. team is about the strongest that
could be sent to Portland.
Brechin and Gesek should win
with ease, although Brechin's
weight was probably named in the
hopes that he cannot make the
poundage. McCoy and Hughes will
have an opportunity to make up for
past defeats, and judging from the
determination with which they are
entering upon their training season,
(lies" yountwtefo should put up the
fights of their lives.
There is a bunch of high school
girls in this neck of the woods who
are growing up into strong, finely
developed women, healthy women.
And all because they are not
afraid of a bruise here and there,
towsled hair, skinned shins and
elbows and sore ribs.
Sounds of conflict can be heard
almost any day coming from the
high school gymnasiums. They
come from the lusty lungs of a
crowd of girls playing baseball.
Do they play baseball? Well,
do they? You Just ought to see
WENATCHEE CHOSEN FOR INDIAN MINING
GAMP; BATTLE ROYAL FOR POSITIONS
INDIAN SQUAD OF 23 PLAYERS TO REPORT AT APPLE CENTER ON MA&JH
28 FOR TWELVE DAYS OF CONDITIONING.
Wenatchee, the apple center, has
been chosen by ,loe Cohn as the
training grounds for his 23 Indian
warriors. On March 28 the squad
will leave for the Columbia river
town, remain there 12 days, and
return for a few exhibition stunts
preparatory to entering upon the
season which Chief Joe fondly
hopes will end with a bunting fly
ing from his tepee.
Wenatchee's superior ball park,
more than her climate, was the
cause of Cohn's decision. Lewis
ton came through at the last, mo
ment with a favorable offer, but
the ball park is not up to standard,
and Lou Nordyke's glowing account
of the apple center caused Cohn to
settle the much-mooted question of
training quarters last night.
The Indians will have the best
of accommodations while in We
natcb.ee, rooms in the World build
ing having been set aside for the
ball tossers. Hot and cold water
will be provided at the ball
grounds, and everything prepared
calculated to make the condition
ing period a pleasant one.
KEENER CONTRACT IN.
Outfielder Roy Keener's contract,
was received by President Joe Colin
yesterday afternoon, which gives
the Indians a quartet of outfielders
and leaves only Pierce and Clarke,
backstops, to turn in their papers
before training season opens.
Keener, by the way, is going to
put up a .strenuous fight for a posi
tion in the gardens, and if he slams
the pellet as he did for Kalamazoo
last season will give Davis, Weed
end Kipper! a hard run for a regu
lar berth out toward the fences.
The infield positions will lie the;
scene of a pretty battle during the.
j two weeks' training season, with
' Nordyke, Cartwright, Pendry,
Flood, Granville and McGann fight
ing it out for the honor of dividing
ihe four sections. At the present
time il looks like Nordyke for the]
guardian of the initial bag. Pendry
for second, Granville for third, and j
Flood and Cartwright, with possi
bly McGann, baltling for third base
honors. McGann will probably cen
ter his efforts on ousting some one
from the outfield, leaving the quin
tet to wrangle for the four Infield
THEN THE BACKSTOPS.
Ostdiek, Clarke, Pierce and
Drooke are the backstops who will
report at the training camp, with
"for sale" chalked up for at least
one of them as soon as the season
Can Ostdiek has a cinch on his
job, so it's up to the remainder of
the quintet to prove their right to
remain on the staff.
THE PITCHING QUESTION.
Chief Cohn has nine heavers from
which to pick his staff of five or
Elx, and the picking is not going to
be an easy task. When Cohn si/.es
up that list of nine stalwarts, six
The pictures give a little Idea
of how well or fast they play. In
action the girls resemble a fleet
of torpedo boat destroyers going
The girls play the game on the
top floor of the building, where
they can yell and yip to their
hearts' content. In their natty
gym suits they scud about the
floors in a way that would make
many professionals envious.
Do they get bumps? Sure they
do, and they are proud of thorn.
Many of the girls exhibit skinned
ariiis, and one even wriggles a
loose tooth, the result of a too
eager a tempt to reach first.
The games are regular nine
inning battles played in regulation
, style, with a good crowd of femi
nine fans to cheer.
Baseball for the high school
girls was the idea of the gymnas
ium instructor. Miss Elsie Swartz.
I She believes indoor baseball is
i better for girls than basket ball.
She says basebnll straightens
rounded shoulders and sides that
have sunk from carrying books.
She believes there will be no
listlessness among the girls of the
baseball team, lor oue game
Bends the blood racing through
veins in a way that puts tho
crimp into disease germs.
Quickness, alertness, ability to
think, and above all, gameness,
are the qualities a girl needs and
which baseball will develop, ac
cording to Miss Swart*.
The teams in Omaha have been
playing several months and the
benefit is apparent. Eyes are
brighter, cheeks are rosier and
each girl is v better student.
right banders and three who work 1
from the other side, he picks the
first siv for the permanent staff
and discovers that the remaining
three are indispensable. It is one
big job, that of weeding out pitch
ers, but it's up to Cohn and Ost
diek. Leave it to them.
Twenty-three Indians will journey
to Wenatchee on March 28 for that
12-day period of training. The fol
lowing is the latest lis!: Catchers-
Clarke, Ostdiek, Pierce, Hrooks;
in fielders—Cart wright. Xordyke,
Pondry, Flood, Granville, McGann;
outfielders- —Keener, Weed, Kip
pert, Davis; pitchers—Collins, Kil
lilay, Hrown. Bonner, Whisman,
Claflln, Raker, Smithson and
LEW POWELL WANTS TO
TAKE ON HARLEM TOMMY
(By United Press Leased Wire)
SAX FRANCISCO, March s.—lf j
Harlem Tommy Murphy will re-J
turn to this city from Los Angeles,
whither he went a few days since, [
inslead of proceeding eastward as
planned, Louis Blot, matchmaker
for the Metropolitan club, will give
the clever little New Yorker a
crack at Lew Powell, the premier i
lightweight from the Mission, on
the 28th of this month. To make
the proposition additionally at
tractive Powell has put up a cer- j
titled check for $1000 to go as a!
side bet with Murphy, and de
clares that he will divide the purse
any old wny and make any weight
that Murphy may name. All Lew
wants is an opportunity to demon
strate that he can trounce all the
Murphys that were ever coined
and that he is once more in the
condition lie was when he met
young Erne, Chick Hudson. Kid
Harrison and Johnnie Frayue last
The twenty-round contest with
Wolgast should be thrown out,
says Powell, because he had "gone
stale" and was not in shape to do
himself justice. At that, Lew!
made the wildcat work for his de
cision and would probably have so- \
cured the victory himself had he
i een "entirely" right. ,
However, the local boy has no
excuse to offer. He simply wants
another chance to show the public
that he is one of the best, and
with this idea in view he is will
ing to gamble $1000 that he can
( utclass Harlem Tommy Murphy
in a 20-round bout. Should Mur
phy consent to change his plans
and return to San Francisco, Wot.
probably will stage a great double,
card as the opening of his career
as a fight promoter. Louis has,
already signed "Beggar" Bam
Langford and Jim Harry for a)
twenty-round contest and would t
have to use the star lightweights |
is an added attraction; but this he
could well afford to do in case he'
can obtain the use of the new Col
BOXING IKES MEN;
PRIZE FI6RT ROWDIES
It 's too l)n<l a great sport like boxing should he foully
murdered by a lot of chumps. (Chumps standing for
stronger language which the postal regulations forbid.)
I know an old gambler, now departed, whose favorite
expression was, "There's a sucker horn every minute—
and some of them never die." And if ever an expression
fitted a situation, this does, when applied to the game j'
pugilism as played in this country.
I never could understand why.
just because a man happened to be
able to beat every oilier man to a
whisper, be wan privileged to go
about Without a keeper, acting the
rowdy and oamfool In general.
There is no earthly reason why
a man who uses his fisls, brain and
the physique God gave him, in the
ring, cannot act the gentleman as
comfortably as the man, who parts
his Bams in the middle.
Beginning with the mighty John
L., 75 per cent of the champions
we have had have found it either
necessary or to their liking to
punch Inoffensive persons, get
themselves arrested for disorderly
conduct, figure in divorce courls
and altogether act in a manner
which would be sufficient to turn
another man's friends from him
Just now we are doing a lot of
tnlklng about the relative merits of
Jim Jeffries and Jack Johnson. As
a matter of fact, deep down in our
i'earts we nil love the old fight
thing. Some won't admit It openly,
but what man will deny to hiniseTf
that he admires the man who can
fight? It's natural. It's our her
itage, handed down from the age
when our forbears bounced stone
axes off each other's sconces over a
difference of opinion.
Hut while we may dote on the
g:ime itself, we do not have to let
the belfry bats gets the best of us
where the fighters are concerned.
With Wiikosbarre and Quiney,
Till., after Catcher Pierce, Hob
Brown after Pierce or Clarke, and
a couple of other clubs after a
good receiver, Cohn will experier »
little difficulty in getting rid of fus
TICKETS ON SALE.
Tho season tickets are on sale
|at a number of cigar stores about
town and will be turned over for a
double eagle at any time between
now and April 10, when they will
all be recalled. At least 82 games
will be witnessed this year for the
price of the season tickets, 76
league games and six or more ex
hibitions. Idaho university is after
a couple of games, but nothing def-
I Lntte has been decided as yet.
Iseum pavilion now under construc
Of course, if the Langford-Flynn
contest is postponed until March
25 and then goes 25 or 30 rounds
roughly, the Boston negro would
not be in any sort of shape to fight
in this city three days later, and
Blot would be very foolish to take
such a chance. With Murphy and
Powell to back up the card, how
ever, hi< would have little to worry
him —for a main event between
lightweights, preceded by a couple
of good preliminary fights would
be sufficient to attract a monster
crowd, even though the Langford-
Harry contest was cancelled or
FRED CREEL TO
QUIT S. A. A. C.
Fred Creel, boxing Instruct- •
or at the B. A. A. C, will file •
his resignation with tho club •
directors on April 10, the date
his contract expires, and will 1
be seen in Spokane no more
until next winter, when bo
may or may not resume his
place at the head of the club
Creel has been most suc
cessful with his boxers, the
game booming more under his
care than ever before in the
history of the club and a fail
amount of IUCC6SB attending
his efforts. He regrets leaving
his charges, but states that his
work for the season will be
completed with the P. N. A.
meet, and that he Intends tak
ing a long trip to Alaska and
California before returning to
It is not likely that the
vacancy win be filled until
next fall, when Creel may once
more take up his duties at the
By Tip Wright.
We don't have to encourage licen
t'ousneas, drunkenness, rowdyism
and all tho other isms for which
come tighten arc noted.
I don't include all tighten in thin
(lass. .lack Johnson Mcmi to bo
the most shining example just now
of the art of getting in bad. He's
done everything from getting
■lOUghed for speeding his gas wag
on to slugging a brother who want
ed him to drink beer instead of
bubbles. Men like Johnson ought
to be suppressed,
On the other hand, .Mm Jeffries
has nevei', to my knowledge, in
dulged in brawls, carouses or dis
graceful doings of any sort. If he
bad, the chances are the fact would
have been heralded broadcust. .11m
Corbett, for a time, after he won
the title, seemed to think a -*<fo
which touched only the high s,»»t.s
was expected of him. Hut he soon
put that behind him. and today is
apparently one of our model public
Huttling Nelson is another who
has evaded making an exhibition of
himself. Stanley Ketchel, too, has
apparently lived a decent life. Hut
these and a few others are the ex
Wine, women and song, and a
trail of golden dollars may liavo
been regarded as au fait at one
time, but decent people abhor it.
Boxing Is all right, and we're for
it. Hut the tough boxers them
selves —heraus mit ihm.