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Look Out for the Fighter Who Thinks More of His Oratory Than of His Punches
For the third time since he won the lightweight championship of the
world from Ad Wolgast a little more than a year ago Willie Ritchie will
defend it this evening in the Eighth street arena against Tommy Murphy
*of New York. A few months ago the fans of San Francisco were demand
ing that Ritchie forsake the footlights, forget the alleged "soft ones" and
give Murphy a chance at his title. These same men today have made Ritchie
a 10 to 4 chance over the New Yorker, This denotes that they have either
lost confidence in Murphy's ability as a lighter or else they believe that
Ritchie has improved so much in the meantime that he is now in a class
by himself at 135 pounds.
Everybody who takes an interest
fight, yet few of them care to register
a bet except on the champion. The
Murphy shouters have faded away,
fallen by the wayside. Only a small
army of them was on htfnd this morn
ing to deliver their speeches in his
favor, while the Ritchie supporters
were around in flocks and droves.
Everybody expects a wonderful bat
tie. They look for Murphy to fight
and tear and plug away while there
is an ounce of strength left ln him.
Thay look for Ritchie to take the lead
and maintain it, for they believe that
his class, his speed and his ability to
deliver a telling punch will more than
offset the experience, grit and ring
tactics of his rival.
The champion has so many physical
advantages that he figures a choice
over his rival at the first glance. He
is larger, stronger, has a longer reach,
weighs more and has about six years
the better of it ln age. He also ex
cells in boxing skill and according to
the records of the two men, his punch
carries more steam behind it than
that of Murphy's.
The New Yorker is a veteran
campaigner who has met the best of
them in his time. He never was noted
for his brilliancy around his own
home or in the other cities of the
east where he fought for so many
years. But at the same time, they
were all willing to admit that it
would take a real champion to beat
him, especially over the twenty
round route.
It will be a battle where condition
and hitting powers should tell the
tale. The winner will have to be
strong and fit in order to go twenty
rounds or a fair fraction thereof. If
the battle goes the limit, the man
who has done the leading and landed
the cleaner blows will be handed the
palm of victory by referee Jim
Griffin, a fair minded ring official.
According to the figures of those
wise men of fistdom, Ritchie will be
far and away in the lead in the event
that the battle does not end, ere the
gong sounds the end of the twen
tieth period. It is their belief that
his youth, strength, cleverness and
weight will carry him through and
prove too much of a handicap for his
veteran opponent to overcome.
The batting was brisk this morning
that Ritchie would win within twenty
rounds. Both sides seemed to be
willing to risk their good money on
this, although the Rithcie boosters
were in the majority.
.Many of the Ritchie men, unable
to secure Murphy takers when they
offered a twenty round basis came
down to eighteen. Here the Murphy
followers began to wake up and many
thousand dollars were poured in.
Thus it can be seen that the betting
men are figuring the battle very
closely. The admirers of Ritchie are
leading on confidence, but at the
Eame time, those who are stringing
With Murphy believe that he will be
a meal ticket for them simply by
preventing Ritchie from stopping him.
Both men are past masters at the
game of attack and defense and this
Is enough to insure a battle that
should be replete with every feature
that makes the staid ones forget that
dignity ever existed and makes the
nervous ones impossible. There is
no reason why the champion and the
challenger should not furnish San
Francisco with one of the greatest
glove battles it ever seen and this
is asking a lot of them too.
If there is anything wrong with
the physical condition of either con
testant, the defect is not visible to
the naked eye and so far as is known,
nobody went to the trouble of putting
them under the microscope. They
look as fit as any two fighters who
ever faced each other here and there
have been no rumors to the contrary.
Tiie battle plans of the rival gladia
tors are veiled in mystery, but the
chances are they will fight as they
usually have fought in the past.
Fighters seldom switch from the
style with which they have met with
success in former battles. They don't
care to take long chances.
Murphy is one of those ring per
formers who likes to bore in and
keep close. He plays for the body of
Ins opponent and If the latter is care
less enough to leave his head exposed,
the Harlemlte is in the habit of de
voting his attentions to that section.
To him must be handed the honor of
being as busy a ringman as we ever
seen in action. He is a past master
st the art of generalship and he
knows the game.
The champion has a puzzling style.
To some he appears clever: to others
he is awkward. His brief but sen
sational record shows that he is a
sort of a combination of boxer, mixer
end knockerout. He is a wonder at
grasping an opportunity. He showed
this when he dropped Wolgast in the
sixteenth round, which was about
the only round that the champion left
his head uncovered.
There is little doubt but that
Ritchie will be able to land on
Murphy. Most of them have been
able to hit him in the past. The New
Yorker is a better charger than a
retreater. But he. t has managed to
weather many a rough storm during
the past fourteen years and he may
have lust vitality enough left to fur
riish the pugilistic world with another
Promoter Jim Coffroth proposes to
epen his Eighth street arena early so
as to accommodate the big crowd. The
bleacher gates will open at 6 o'clock
and the main gates an hour later.
There will be two six round prelim
inaries, the first between Mickey Ho
gan and Kid Bertelson at 8:20 and the
fcrond between Owen Hooker and Ed
die Miller at 8:40. The main event Is
billed to start promptly at 9:15.
The articles call for Murphy and
Ritchie to step on the scales one hour
before the battle and make 135 pounds.
That both will do this poundage hand
lly enough is conceded. They were
well within the limit this morning,
and if necessary they can work off a
few ounces today.
The champion will be attended by
his manager. Harry. Foley, waa wIU da
in ring affairs is anxious to see the
Strong Team Is Ready to
Meet All Its Rivals on
Track and Field
The University of Southern Califor
nia undoubtedly has the strongest
track and field organization in the
south this season, and the men intend
to show the University of California
and Stanford that they are on an
equality with the* local universities
when the season comes round.
Trainer Boyd Comstock of the U. S.
C. team has started work with his
men, and after the Christmas holidays
the coach again will start the real
grind of the southern season. Indoor
meets ar e scheduled to be held at the
Los Angeles Athletic club. Comstock
Intends to enter his men in these
meets for the experience they will
With a team that is admittedly the
strongest in the south, the University
of Southern California is looking for
organizations in the south strong
enough to give the men proper com
petition. With this end in view, Grad
uate Manager Warren Bovard has ar
ranged a special meet for the middle of
the spring season in which his ath
letes will compete against a selected
all-star team of 25. This team will be
selected from Occidental. Pomona.
! Whittier and the University of Red
lands. Only the best men In each
event will be selected on the team, ir
respective of his college.
The University of Southern Califor
nia is a member of the middle western
conference and will send its full team
to the big meet.
The application of the university
for membership in the eastern confer
ence, known as the "I Four A's" will
be passed on at the meeting of the
association in New York in February.
It looks as though the application will
meet with favor. This will insure
the southern team of a trip to Phila
delphia in June.
The colleges of the south have or
ganized a cross country intercol
glate championship race, which will
be run the latter part of January over
three and a half miles of open coun
try. The U. S. C. will enter a strong
team in this event and will have some
strenuous opposition:
That the southerners will have a
strong track team is evident from the
array of talent already on hand. Fred
Kelly, the world's champion hurdler
and record holder, is captain of the
team. He is a host in himself and is
good for 15 points'in every meet.
Courtney, Jackson, Laird, Berger,
and Borgstrom. the world's interscho
lastic pole vaulter, Bradley, Torran
cen. Smith and Ben Ward are a few
of the stars who will be on the teams.
The only absentees from last year's
team will be Throop, the sprinter;
Hodge, the quarter miler; Earl, the
broad jumper, and Carrigan. in the
Figure a Close Race
In American League
winning me pennant in the Ameri
can league next season is not going to
be an easy task for any team. Indi
cations are that the struggle for the
flag is going to be harder fought than
ever before, for the very good reason
that the teams probably will be bet
ter balanced than they have been for
several years'. Boston, for instance, is
bound to be a contender if Joe Wood
comes back to form, which is most
probable. The pitching of the Chi
cago Sox pitchers, as shown by the
recently published league averages,
Indicates that Callahan will need but
a little more batting strength to cut a
figure. Chance will have a better
team to start the season than he had
last spring, while the opinion prevails
that Hugh Jennings' Tigers are going
to be dangerous, principally because
Ty Cobb has promised to hustle, and
the Tigers have added considerable
strength to their pitching staff. There
is no way to figure Cleveland out of
the running, and, of course, the Ath
letics will, because of past perform
ances, be the favorites.
So far as the Nationals' are con
cerned the team will be stronger, even
though Griffith fails to add batting
strength, for the Indications are that
the team will have the strongest
pitching staff in its history. So far
as St. Louis is concerned, the Browns
are a bit stronger than they were, but
its chances for finishing well up ln the
race are not bright.
most of the work in the corner. Kid
Exposito, Guy Lee and Phil Noonan,
who have been working out with
Ritchie at his training camp, will as
sist Foley. Manager Jim Buckley will
have charge of Murphy's corner, with
Frankie Edwards, Gunboat Smith and
Eddie Miller to help him out.
The arena will be well lighted, so
that the spectators will have a fine
view of the ring from each section.
A great crowd is expected, as the fans
have been pouring In from all parts of
the state during the last couple of
I days. The prices of admission range
from $2 in the bleachers to $3. f5, $7.50
i and $10 in the main section.
Tom Murphy gives a little
test of his strength by
lifting heavy weight Gun
boat Smith upon his back
and carrying him around
the San Rafael training
/ quarters.
Left to the Chin Wins Battle
for Lightweight From
LOS ANGELES. Dec. 10.—That the
operation Bud Anderson underwent
last summer after his fight with
Leach Cross has not affected his vital
ity or hurt him in any way as a
fighter was evidenced by the battle
which he put up against Frank Bar
rieau at the Vernon arena last night.
After taking decidedly the worst of it
for several rounds, Anderson assimi
lated the punishment meted out to
him by Barrieau and then came on
and knocked out the Vancouver lad
in the tenth round.
For six rounds Barrieau made an
excellent showing. He easily out
boxed the Medford boy and looked
to have an excellent chance. How
ever, Anderson was forcing the pace
and did not give his man a chance
to take a long breath.
In the seventh Barrieau showed
signs of tiring. Anderson noted his
opponent's condition and fought
harder, and it was apparent to the
spectators that Anderson was gradu
ally wearing his man down.
In the ninth round Anderson floored
Barrieau twice with well placed
blows to the Jaw. Barrieau rose both
times, though he was very groggy.
The finish came in the tenth round
when the Medford boy put over a left
to the chin which sen Barrieau down
for the count.
Art Devlin Is No
Slouch With Mitts
Vancouver ball fans have often won
dered why Bill James, the former
Seattle kid pitching phenom, sort of
disappeared from the box scores last
fall after getting off to a sensational
start with the Boston Nationals.
Ed R. Hughes, sporting editor of
the Seattle Times, returned a few days
ago from an extended tripsin the east,
and he furnishes the key to the rebus.
Mr. Hughes talked to a number of
Boston sport writers during the
world's series, and while all dope
James strong for the next year, they
said he got too cocky and wanted to
clean up all the fighters on the club.
Naturally, that got him ln wrong.
"His greatest mistake." avers the
Seattle millionaire voyageur, "was in
hooking up with Arthur Devlin, the
former New York Giant, now man
aging Oakland. Any man who fights
with Devlin shows bad judgment, for
he can just about clean up any ball
player in the business. James did not
know that, or evidently did not care,
for he went to the mat with Devlin.
"The Boston scribes say that Bill
was knocked down as fast as he got
up and had no chance to win the bat
tle. But he was Just as cocky a week
later, showing that there is nothing
the matter with his nerve. Stallings
likes Bill and expects to make a great
pitcher out of him."
Could Get $10,000
For Pitcher Cole
Baseball men say that if Frank
Chance will sell the release of King
Cole, the former pitcher, who was
drafted from Columbus by the New
Yorks last September, several big
league clubs will pay $10,000 for him.
Garry Herrmann and Joe Tinker are
ready to pa» any price for Cole, while
the Red Sol and White Sox also will
take him at the price named. But
Chance will not let the King get away
under any circumstances. The P. L.
says that Cole has every quality that
makes a great pitcher—speed, control,
a quick hook curve and brain. Bobby
Qulnn of the Columbus club could
have sold Cole for $8,000 cash to sev
eral clubs before the darfts, but he
wanted to keep the big pitcher an
other year. He says that Cole pitched
much better ball than did George Mc-
Quillan, who was purchased from Co
lumbus by the Pirates in mid season.
Cubs in 1910 say that he is every bit
as effective, and will be a sensation in
the American league next season.
Old Player Praises
Th c Giants of 1888
Old Jim O'Rourke, who played left
field for the world's champion Giant*
in 1888 and 1889, was asked if the old
team was stronger than the one
beaten by the Athletics in the world's
"If we had been wearing the Athlet
ics' uniforms we would have beaten
McGraw's present team just as eas
ily," replied O'Rourke. "There never
will be a gceater catcher than Buck
Ewlng. and, barring Matty, we had in
Tim Keefe the best pitcher that ever
curved a ball. We had a heavier hit
ting team than the modern Giants, but
we probably couldn't run the bases
with so much speed and daring. The
only Improvement in the playing now
adays is 'speed.'"
A meet with such record holders
as McGillvray, Hebner, Handy, McDer
mott and Raithel of the Illinois club,
Duke Kahanamoku of Honolulu, not
to mention all our local stars would
pack the Sutra t&ojt to the root.
Carl Westerfeld will be the yacht
ing commissioner for California, rep-
resenting the state at the Panama-
Pacific international exposition in
1915. The appointment was made by
Governor Hiram Johnson yesterday.
The commissioner is one of the best
known yachting enthusiasts on the
bay and has for years past been a
member of the Corinthian Yacht club.
He knows the yachting game from the
topmast to the point of the center
board. At one time he was part owner
of the sloop Aeolus, which for many
years was the champion 30 foot craft
on the bay waters. Westerfeld is a
graduate of Yale, and ever since his
return from college, more than 20
years ago, has been connected with
the Corinthian club.
The movement to organize an inter
collegiate Rugby association will
quite evidently fall flat, judging by
the expresslonss of Stanford, Califor
nia, Santa Clara and St. Mary's col
leges. It was reported from the south
that Graduate Manager Warren Bo
vard of the University of Southern
California had been approached on the
subject of forming the intercollegiate
association and giving the union a
gentle push overboard. Just where
the suggestion came from seems to be
a mystery, and, furthermore, none of
the universities or colleges in this
neck of the state will have anything
to do with the idea. It looks like cur
tains for the intercollegiate associa
Brother Cyril, athletic moderator of
St. Mary's college, has the right idea
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The little New Yorker
spent yesterday loitering at
his camp and playing tricks
with his training mates, thus
dispelling all rumors that
he is worried about the bat
Ritchie Hopes
For Knockout
IAMI AM out to defend my
lightweight title and
win as quickly as pos
sible. Murphy has been
picked out as the tough
est lightweight in the
business, and I really be
lieve he is. I have great
respect for him, and I
feel certain that he will
give me as hard a battle
a si ever fought. Of
course, I will play for a
knockout. I always do.
I don't expect to escape
punishment, for I know
that Murphy is a tricky
fighetr and liable to land
on me at any time. I am
in the best of condition
and I can't see where I
can lose.
Murphy Feels
Fit for Fray
I HAVE been fighting
for 14 years to get a
crack at the lightweight
championship of the
world, and at last I have
landed. I have seen
Ritchie fight, and I be
lieve that he is made to
order for me. I am out
to win. and not to stay
the limit and save that 20
round money, as many
think. Rtichie is younger
than I, but I think that
I am stronger and that
I can take any of the
punches which he lands
on me. I have been a
short ender in all my
fights here, an dthe fans
know that I generally
about the Rugby union when he said:
"St. Mary's would welcome actual
championship competitions being or
ganized by the union among its mem
bers. Our college may not be quite
strong enough to defeat California or
Stanford, but what of it? Let us have
the games and the competition and
such games will improve Rugby un
der organized conditions. We are
willing to play any teams that the
union may decide shall be for the
championship. We can put a fairly
good team in the field, and while we
do not expect to win the champion
ship, what we are after axe games on
an organized basis. If the union can
do this it will accomplish a genuine
good for the cause."
* # #
R. Berry, a former president of the
Pacific association; John Elliott, pres
ident of the Pacific association and
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Charley Miller Working Hard
for His Bout With
Big, good natured Charlie Miller is
grinding away for his comeback stunt
against Soldier Elder at the Pavilion
rink on Friday evening. Charlie
hopes to take off several pounds dur
ing the course of his training, and he
promises a surprise to the fans when
he steps Into the ring. He figures
that he will be able to go better with
less poundage to pack.
Miller is still a favorite with the
fans, despite his defeat at the hands
of Gunboat Smith in three rounds In
New York last month. Up to that
time the giant motorman had been go
ing like a champion and his admirers
expected great things of him. Miller
Is not ln the least disheartened over
the loss of that battle to Smith, and
promises to keep right on fighting.
Elder is a performer who looks
much like the only Bob' Fitzsimmons.
He Is tall and lanky ajid is shy a crop
of hair on his head. But he can hit
and he is very game. He gave Miller
two of the hardest fights of his ca
reer a couple of years ago. Elder
has been out of the game for some
time, but he looks to be in good
shape and they say he still retains
his old wallop.
Lee Johnson, the Oakland choco
late drop, and Kid Exposito, the
tearing lightweight from the north
west, ought to make the fur fly when
they hook up in the special event.
Johnson has the speed and the clever
ness, while his opponent keeps boring
in all the time. Exposito may have
a shade in the weight, but the little
coon is a hard puncher and an artful
The middle weight attraction will
be provided by Dude Clark, the Los
Angeles slugger and Montana Dan
Sullivan, who was once looked upon
as a possibility for the middle weight
championship. Both are good, hard
punchers and it looks as though a
knockout is ln store for the fans.
Norman Stone, another 158 pounder
from Los Angeles, hooks up with
Harry Wallace, a newcomer. Stone
fought Stockyards Murphy off his feet
ln a preliminary to the Clabby-Logan
bout and looks like a live one.
Sailor Jack Carroll, the heavy
weight, 1b to get a chance against
big, black Rufe Cameron and Dummy
Thomas and Dick Kendall will meet
ln a return match. There will also
be a couple of good ring warmers.
vice president of the Amateur Ath
letic union; Louis McLean, an old
time athlete and official, together
with Tim Fitzpatrick and Doc McCon
nell, two of the club directors, will
form the Olympic club athletic com
mittee for the coming year. Truly a
quintet that knows its business from
every angle.
» * *
The regular monthly meeting of the
Pacific association will be held at the
Olympic club Thursday night.
* * *
By the way, what has happened to
that scheme originated by a member
of the Rugby union whereby the
union was to gain a ground right in
the heart of the city? When the idea
was mentioned it sounded good, but
doubt was cast on its feasibility. The
doubting Thomases are still waiting.
* * *
Though nothing definite has been
settled up to the present it is pract
ically assured that the Olympic club
will again hold one of the big hikes
to the briny deep and make the east
envious of our climate by taking a
swim in the waters of the Pacific
January 1.
* * #
With examinations at all the uni
versities, there is not much activity
among the students from an athletic
point of view. The fun will start
again about the middle of January,
when the track men and crew men
at. both Stanford and California will
commence activities. Once these men
get out for work there will be plenty
Eight Teams Still
In a Deadlock for
Six Day Bike Money
NEW YORK, Dec. 10.—Eight teams,
having indulged in a spirited sprint
just before dawn; were still in the
lead in the six day bicycle race at 8
o'clock this morning, the end of the
fifty-sixth hour. They had covered
1,149 miles 6 laps, as compared with
the record of 1,1500 miles 9 laps.
Five teams trailed a lap behind the
leaders, with the Corry-Walker com
bination a lap behind them and the
Kopsky-Keefe two miles three laps ln
their rear. The eight leading teams
Drobach-Halstead, Root-McNamara,
Verri-Brocco, Boullet-Fogler, Ryan-
Hill, Porchico - Breton, Collins - Wal
thour and Magln-Lawrence.
Father Eliene Makes a Strong
Plea for Boys at
SANTA CLARA, Dec. 10.—At the
banquet given last night by the stu
dents of Santa Clara university to the
football team Father Ellne, the ath
letic moderator, was the principal
speaker. He praised the spirit shown
by Santa Clara teams in general, but
thought that the same spirit was not
always shoWn to Santa Clara by other
universities. Ho referred to the sched
uling and later calling off of a game
arranged between Santa Clara and a
large university, and stated that ln
such cases the Rugby union should
take a hand ln the situation and en
force the playing of such games.
Father Ellne deplored the fact that
any college or any other organization
should arrange ln good faith to play
a game on a certain date and then call
lt off a few hours before the contest
without good and sufficient reason.
In the future he hopes t osee the
Santa Clara team treated with greater
consideration than ln the past, and he
says the time has now arrived when
all games should be played as compe
tition games rather than as trial
games for the larger universities.
Graduate Manager Roy Bronson,
Student Body President Yoell, Track
Captain Hardy and Mike Klely also
spoke. Manager Bronson made the
announcement that next year Santa
Clara would have one of the best turf
Rugby fields on the Pacific coast-
Block sweaters were then presented
to the men who played ln the annual
Santa Clara-Nevada game, whose
names are as follows: Concannon, An
derson, O'Connor, Scholz, Watson,
Meadows and Coschlna. Thomas Ybar
ando was awarded a four star sweater
rando was awarded a four star sweater.
According to New Zealand and Aus
tralian sporting papers the visit of
the All-America track and field team
is the greatest event in the history of
athletics ln the antipodes. The visit
of Shrubb and Duffy some years ago
|S insignificant compared with the
A. A. U team under the management
of Eustace Peixotto, now touring
those lands. The boys will hold their
first meet next Saturday.
Henry Hadley Conductor
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Tommy Burns' Big White
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Arthur Pelky, the white hope, ac
companied by his manager, Tommy
Burns, arrived from the northwest
last evening, and within a few days
he will settle down to work for his 20
round contest with Gunboat Smith,
which is scheduled for New Year - *
This is Pelky's second visit to Sajh
Francisco. He .came here last sum
mer on a theatrical trip shortly after
his defeat of Luther McCarthy. The
big fellow is very quiet and mild of
manner and does little talking. He
leaves this to his manager. Burns Is
very confident that Pelky will take
the measure of the former tar, and if
he does. Tommy hopes to take him
over to Europe and there go against
the best of them.
"Pelky is in pretty good shape right
now," said Burns. "He is a big fel
low and weighs in the neighborhood
of 220 pounds. A couple of weeks'
work will put him on edge. We have
not selected a training quarters yet.
but the chances are that we will work
out at the ocean bech. We will need
plenty of good, husky sparring part
ners, for Arthur is a hard driller."
Burns looks pretty good himself
after his long absence from the ring.
He Intends to don the big mitts now
and then and aid his white hope in
rounding to form. In the meantime.
Gunboat Smith will take up his quar
ters over at Billy Shannon's place in
San Rafael, where he will be trained
by Manager Jim Buckley and prob
ably Harlem Tommy Murphy.
Walter de Mara, formerly of the
Bay city wheelmen, has decided to try
his luck on the European tracks in
the early part of next year. Walter
has been working out on the roads
around San Mateo and by the time
he Is ready to go across the pond,
expects to be ln pretty good form.
Walter started his cycling career in
this city as a member of the Bay
city wheelmen in 1907 and was the
best rider on the board track at the
Pavilion that year. With Percy
Lawrence he won the 24 hour team
race. De Mara is known on the east
ern tracks as "Hipps." He rode with
great success at Salt Lake city track
during the season Just closed. As an
amateur he showed remarkable speed
and several amateur worlds records
are today standing in his name.
Th* Leadinc Playbouae—Ceary and Maaon«-
Matinees Wednesdays and Saturday*
and Company of 15 in "The System." by Taj
lor Granville and Junie McCree : LYONS and
YOSCO, "the Harpist and the Singer'"; CLAY
"The Happy Medium"; MARSHALL MONT
GOMERY, the Extraordinary Ventriloquist:
MOTION VIEWS; Last Week, tbe Twin Night
lngales, MARIE and MARY McFARLAND.
New Songs.
EVENING PRICES—IOc, 25e. 50e. 75c. Box
seats $1. Matinee prices, except Sundays and
holidays—loc, 25c, 50c. Phone Douglas 70.
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Mat. Tomorrow —Last 5 Nights
Evelyn Vaughan, Bert Lytell
And the Alcazar Company in
Panl Armstrong's Play of the Sierras.
PRICES—Night. 25c to $1; Mats., 26c to 50*.
NEXT WEEK—The Big Musical Hit.
Miss Vaughan and Mr. Lytell Heading Oast.
Vaudeville's Most Enjoyable Comedy
In a TerpsichoreHn Playlet. "All for a Ms;
in "At the Cafe d'la Parisian," an Aerial
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PRICES tOc. 20c, 30c
Ocean Water Baths
Salt water direct from tbe ocean. Open
every day and evening, including Sundays
and holidays, from 7 a. m. to lo p. ns.
Spectators' gallery free.
The Sanitary Baths
Natatorium reserved Tuesday and Frlda.
mornings from i> o'clock to noon for women
Hot Air Hair Dryers, Electric Curli a? Irons
and Shampoo Room for Women Bathers Fr»«

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