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Words by Sehaefor.
Mo.lc tor Coodo.
• Keaolta Yesterday. •
• Tacoma-Vlctorla, rain. Portland-Spokane, rain. •
• Vascouver-Seattle, rain. •
• Standing of the Clubs. •
• Won l.o ß t Pet. Win. Lose. •
• Spokane „.„ 66 53 .555 .559 .551 •
• Vancouver „ 66 55 .546 ,550 .541 •
• Beattl* 66 56 .541 .546 .537 •
• Portland „59 60 .496 .600 .491 •
• Victoria 55 64 .466 .470 .461 •
• Tacoma 49 73 .402 .407 .398 •
• Where They piny Today. •
• Victoria at Tacoma. Portland at Spokane. Vancouver at •
• Seattle. «
The rain, which continued
steadily all day yesterday and
which gave the Tigerg and the
Bees a vacation day, has swamp
•d the local Iball diamond, but it
the sun gets busy today the dou
ble header scheduled for this aft
ernoon will be played and there
will be two games on Sunday.
Th» present series with Vic
toria followed by the series In
Vancouver are important. They
It's about the right time of the season for some fan to come for
ward with the proposition that the team winning the Northwestern
league pennant play the teaft winning the Coast league pennant in
a Pacific coast championship series. On paper the Coast league Is in
a higher class than the Northwestern, the former being In AA clasa
and the latter in B, and the Coasters are not taking any chances of be
ing humiliated. But there is no chance about It; It would be a
cinch—for the Northwestern team.
Those Olympic athletes who were suspended by the New York
Athletio club for non-payment of dues are the perfect type of ama
tews. They'll give the N. T. A. C. a swell race to get the fudns.
If the report which came over the wires to the effect that Wol
gmst and Packey McFarland have signed up for a ten-round bout at
Madison Square Garden for October 3 is true it simply goes to prove
that the talk of Wolgast taking a long rest was the bunk, and that
It was inspired by an awful desire of the bogus hamp to get away
from Joe Rivers' game. Even at that McFarland stands a fair chance
of taking bis pedro in ten rounds.
It's beginning to look very much as if Tealey Raymond added
a fine piece of statuary to his collection of ball players when he
bought Blame Gordon. The latter is a mighty consistent loser
Why Is Washington?
-BY Clark Griffith
; By; Clarke Griffith.
f*ii*Whjr is Washington T ■■■-.'■'•'■■ " .
S^t.Thls' question ;* is Li perplexing
baseball fans the countr yover.
0% Picked to win , the basement
,: championship, with r an .<■ outside
s •hanee to finish seventh, the Na
tionals ' loom up as a strong pen
% nant ! contender.^ ti'^t: -*; •• - ;" ■ "i:^!
"The i show Ing'; of ; the Washing
ton dub; to ' a mistake." iJSs^
"The X team Is I traveling away
above lv speed." * l ■■>
<$tm£rh« | club ; will ' take j the , ascen
: m sion that t has j been | predicted.":'
■;■" These are a few of the opinions
S« expressed Iby f andom. > ever since
. the • club I startled t>, the ft baseball
world I by 38 winning «^5 ljjg straight
1 games. ■ If. on | foreign ? grounds. „
m $ The Washington club is NOT a
mistake. It Jis : not | going |to cap
,-ij ture j; its usual honor;; the | cellar
I'championship, it is not going to
I} W«w.> The 5 Nationals ) are Ia ! well
|? f balanced 1 ball ; club, : playing ball
that -. wins, and { are going to : bare
■'I a /.whole ■ lot ito ;- say as to what
Americas. League turn shall play
ff In the 1 world's' series.f', '„*'-.;"..;
Critics say that with the excep
)jtion of Walter Johnson, , Washing
ton has no stars; that a team with
only one star hag no change te
via a pennant. j; I dihputo the oft
;4 printed statement that Johnson Is
% the only star on ■ the '.teamfSSK'tf
*si» Who will deny that Clyde Milan
111 not •a; great | outfielder? : Cobb,
Bulkier aad Jackson ere the only
gt men % who | class •; with % him, ; and
'-"} Cotb ,Is ; really the '■ ouly , one who
Astatyies kin,
®P Dku I Moelier la t a i mighty near
i •tar, while Howard i Shanks, while
■>• not i a great hitter, •Is a briMlant
Prior to toe start of the season,
t KeaUsed that the Washington la
decide ' the Tigers' chances for
final position in this year's race,
whether it is to be cellar or bet
The infield is playing fast,
snappy ball and with the pitchers
getting down to steadier work
the outlook is not entirely dis
Churchill, from Spokane, Is a
new man on the Bengal line-up
and will probably N grace the
mound this afternoon.
v "•" Skf /-CVti 7 -*■*■''# ■*<■*."* ».;;, ''. *
field i must ;be reconstructed. I 1 had
one real star Inflelder, • George
McßrWe, ' to j build »MvudJ^gK^:
';.-'!. decided that Morgan, a third
base i man, . would not do at I that
position, so I shifted him to sec
ond. « Eddie: Foster, a. ■'■■ tar. ;: at
short, was <sent; to third. "..< These
yoangsters j have Justified Jmy con
fidence, and llf jf not 1 stars today;
will ■be; In i the near tvtan.'^^*
First base loomed m the one
Craziest Sport Sweeping America
The whir-r-r-r-r-r of a motor
cycle, tipped at an angle of 90 de
grees and traveling at the rate of
103 miles an hour on a board
track, is the music of this day of
speed which sounds sweetest to
the speed demon.
Motorcycle racing is the most
extreme of all racing—the last
big problem. Washington for the
first six weeks looked no better
than a second division club to me.
I figured a good first base mau
would round it out. Folks though*
I was crazy when I paid $10,000
for t "Chick" -c, Oandll, ; but he
changed the Nationals from a sec
ond division I club into a pennant
contender. Gandil now is the best
first ; base {man In, the American
league,* If not the majors.
Another c reason ;' for Washing
ton's rise Is the catching depart
ment, r John Henry; and '-. Eddie
Alnaworth have . no ; superiors,
while y Al. Williams is < a might/
good extra receiver. Of coarse,
Johnson is the star of the pitching
staff, but . Bob ■ Groome, > Tom
Hughes, Carl Caahlon, Jim Vaugh
an , andi Barney Petty are pretty
fair pitchers. ' .v. "~ :;.■ -
'. - Why: is Washington? Because
It is a high class ball club; a team
that has confidence in Its ability,
that is always willing to take . a
chance; '« a': team : that , never quits
until the last man is retired.
y I Pacific Coaat League \
,'■■■ Standing of the Team*.
'?■*;;,; '£■£.& >::■?- Won. Lost Pet'
Vernon .'.".■.. . ;77*v';67'-s; .801
Log Angeles ... 'i 72 ;V' 63 ■£:{' .5 76
Oakland-..".;:: .72 „ 66 f ~-662
Portland ■'■ V.":...'. 60 :> 65 .426
San Francisco ". .54 74 .422
Sucratoento "./'. .48 - ;:-.7-4 .382
R H fc
San 1 Frasctaco • V i^'iVi *.- 8 10 *"$ 0
S*cramentofrf't;*'.*Tr7r;t«^ IS hi
/::: Fanning and Schmidt; ■ Munsell
and ? Cheek.*/?'•= -.-'. i • ■■■>-;-•..,'.-; -*» i
■r „ ..- ■ - 11l
VernoaE^nrf/f 7?^ 0 #4* 0
Oakland .1 7 1
ffe^igfe^-T: v -,-■ :,-h
: (By Vailed Frees linuied Wire.)
;«3S SAN* FRANCISCO. Ati«. 17.—
Mark O'Ponnell, the Nortltewstern
heavyweight, who WfUi \ toii meet
Charier;; Horn f here .; next ; Friday
n^tht In a four/ouad bout, in en
route % today} rom ; Vancouver, B.
C, where he won a six round con
teet from Jacte Sullivan.
word In the mania for speed. Al
though only three years old, this
sport, dangerous as can be imag
ined, nerve-racking In the ex
treme, has taken deep root as a
sport of 1912.
It is distinctly an American
Institution. Born in Los Angeles,
the mania swept clear across, this
Here's where we swell our bat
ting averages. Lots of good rain
which means so more ping pong,
tennis or baseball. But there will
be double headers galore In the
Conversation league, so If you
want to know anything about
yourself or neighbors just step
arousd to the league grounds and
Tom Tingling was performing
very nicely until Billy Gorman
stepped in and ordered Tom back
to the cactus.
'■•'>■ Ned Drew was •;greeted? cor
dially when t he ? entered,/"the
league grounds today, Don't stay
out of jthe gameVso : r> long, N<<
your batting • average ■is '•-' getting
■mall. Z^^Z^B&lff^* \ "
v ßill Norman 'showed"welt 3 (a the
prelims. Keep it up, Bill. George
Milton : will ■:_ cultivate' the . Mulle
that won't come^off.^^ '\,ul\i ■ ;
' ————•
> , Fred I Rothermel H. was ;- on the
ground, this I morning putting i over
a .tew, slow ones. <
Lefty Crlger is thinking ser
iously of applying for adrnlMions
to ' the league,-!! but \ the I directors
think : Lefty needs 'a ', little more
seasoning. ;* Hop ]to ' It, L€ff9f%Ml
b0y.v.7.: : -.,, r; - :::^v;.: -^., ? l :^
ii Joe ■ Mahaffay,' (brother of Lou
MahafTey, one I time Tiger, is so
journing in . Bremerton. The
management of the '. Conversation
league hare offered (60,000 for
him. Kd \ Miller says > lie ;Is } bat
ting .884, and ' bis> right arm fis
In ; splendid soap* | from lifting
big ones.Jp-f
i .Tommy Malaric says that Bill
Norman -. got i three; bases «m * two
hit*. - Tommy: says he also corae
through I the ! next ! time fttp.tMSf
country once and now the tide ie
turniug back westward. It trav
eled from Lob Angeles to Salt
Lake then to Denver; from Den
ver to Chicago; on to Cleveland,
Columbus and finally to Philadel
phia and New York. In Gotham
they are crazy over the new sport
—one child of the speed era for
which they cannot claim the
credit. Now they are talking of
building tracks at Cincinnati and
St. Louis, and 1913 promises to
see the ereotion of at least it
score more.
Speed, speed and still more
speed is the demand of the day.
Riders are trying their best to
satisfy the demand. Already
there have been many miles rid
den In less than 37 seconds, but
neither riders nor spectators are
satisfied. They want a speed of
a mile in 30 seconds, and believe
that In another year they will at
tain it. Motorcycle factories are
working overtime on more pow>
erful engines; riders are experi
menting to get the most speed
out of their machines; track build
erg are bending every energy to
build faster tracks.
The tracks vary in size. Most
of them are quarter tullers, al
though some have been built a
third of a mile In length and oth
ers a half mile. The track Is
banked at an angle of from 40
to 50 degrees, and to run on It a
motorcycle must attain a speed of
at least 40 miles an hour, attain
ed by starting on the ring board
at the bottom. When the riders
are bunched on the track, a Hpill
for one of these daredevils means
probable injury and possible
death for all.
Deathi have 'been numerous,
serious Injuries countless; but
there is no let-up in the enthusi
asm of either riders or spectators.
Ready For
Their Fight
(Br United Press Leased Wire.)
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. Aug. 17.
—Southern pugilistic attention
centered today upon Vernon,
where Frankie Conley of Ke
iiogha, Wis., *.nd Harry Thomas
of England were scheduled to go
20 rounds at 122 pounds. Charley
Eyton will referee.
Little betting on the battle was
registered. Even money pre
vailed on the wagers made.
Fight Called Off
(By United • Press leased Wire.)
« BAN FRANCIBCO, ; Aug. X 7.—
Fight ana here ' are j rather S dis
gruntled * today because of r the
calling \ off • of t the J bout j between
Ed" Kennedy, > the J; young heavy
weight \ wBo J recently defeated Al
Williams so decisively, and Bufe
Cameron, ■ scheduled for ft last
night. Cameron | pleaded a sprain
ed ankle And refused to go on at
the eleventh boar. r-: -'*4"-- *■•:,
As this boat was to have taken
the; place .of the Hitch l«-flocan
affair, ; which was j postponed? ow
; log Ito t Hogan's illness,4 the, fans
were doubly disappointed. •;;,■-,
(By United Press Leaned Wire.)
.CLEVELAND, 0., Aug. 17. —
Johnny' Kilbane, featherweight
champion, and Eddie O'Keefeof
New York, are matched today to
fight ten rounds at Madison
Square Garden, New York, Sep
tem.ber 19. O'Keefe Is to make
122 pounds. After this match
Kilbane says he will consider of
fers to take on Abe Attell.
Mayor Prevents
Sumner Fight
The Tacoma fight fans did not
journey to Sumner last night to
witness the 15-round boxing con
test to be staged at that place toy
Eddie Marino, the boy who has
fought at. the ex-Tacoma Athletlo
club, and Eddie Hubbard.
Mayor R. R. White of Sunnier
heard the whisperings of the com
ing bout in time enough to get
busy and enforce the state box
ing law. "Only boxing contests
between members of a regularly
organized clutb will be permitted,"
Bald * the mayor.
9 %
I National League f
Standing of the Clubs,
■ - '. • • Won. Lost. Pet
New York ......74. 30 .712
Chicago .......69 37 .712
Pittsburg 65 37 .631
Philadelphia ...51 5 4 .486
Cincinnati .....<sl~ 58 .468
St. Louis ..;.. 49 59 , .454
Brooklyn 39 70 .358
Boston . ■'. ..,.. 28 77 .267
CHICAGO—In a hard fought
game with Texreau pitching the
New York Giants defeated the
Chicago Cubs today In the second
battle of what may be the crucial
series for the National League
pennant. - The Cubs used four
pitchers to stem the tide of Giant
hits, but all in vain. Score: ■
I I 1
New York ...........' 7 11 M
Chicago ........ .■;■'..'; 4 '.-B '0
• Tezreau and Meyers; Lavender,
Reulbach, . Cheney, . Toney . and
Archer, Cotter. ~ - < . •.,
■ *.-■•••■■•;.- _■ \,y;: ■■ .-- ft 8.1
Boston ...,... .......513- 3
St. Louis . ;...... ... ..7*6-1
- Brown I and . Raridan, Harmon;
Sallee and Wingo. ■ •■.".
■.■,■..* -i.---. •■'■-•->•■ -. •. ';. -t . R H E
Philadelphia ......*.;.. 5 7 2
Pittsburg .. .:, ....; .*;«■: 3.'; 7i
Alexander and Dooln; Hendrlx,
Warner, Robinson and Gibson,
: 11l
Brooklyn .........'. ..39/4
Cincinnati ..........' 4 4 l
tj. Rucker, Tingling and Miller;
Fromme j and McLean. '
T;, American League ' j
• . . ' . . "■"..*'. ■' • •;•.--■' ft
}' - Standing of the Club*. >.
: -:"■'■ • i'- 'i'p.i ; Won, Loot. Pet
Boston -'... .v.;. \76 ~-i 85 ■ .685
Philadelphia » . .67 »;-48»;'i; .609
Washington ....68 4ft .60S
Chicago :..... V. 64 ,i> 66 .491
Detroit ....... 55 C 9 *J .482
Cleveland : ..'.. 51 ;%; 60 .459
New York .;., rC.ZS'i^: 72 .283
St. Louts .....'.-; 26 74 " .327
'-'--'— - .v'"J'': R H B
Detroit .;'. .Vi......; t-,9 *' 8 s\t3
New York ? T;V. '. -r.T.V.? 9 * 12 £ >
Works, Lake and Kocher; Davit
Warhop and Sweeney.'i'?!".- ■ ■ ".
'■■■■■• ;----*"---';'r:^.v-..;v;R ? a :iB
Chicago . r........ •'.. 0•- 2 • 2
Washington r.'rr rrr.'.'r.; 4 %;i >f: 1
'•■■: Bern and Schalk; Johnson and
Alnsmlth. ■,'■ -■;■:" . • -.-'-;>-•: : ri' -■•
ft a a
St. LOUIS ■....,......., 8 •.:.•■:,■■;. 1
Boston f. .T.";-.:." r.T".~.H S ?:-t 6*i 1
■ Hamilton and Krichel); ' O'Brien
Wood and Carrlgan. - • . r';, *.
a a i
Cleveland '.' l*ii'.;T;.. i^T.tl *'•'■ % '■• 0
PhlladelphUi.tV;:VTi;r*3♦» 1
E 1 Ortgg { and « O'Neill; U Houck,
Bender and ; Lapp, Thomas. **H?
(Ity United Tress Leased Wire.)
The passing of - Hans Wagner of
the Pittsburg Pirates, probably
the largest batting shortstop tlie
game lias ever known, is seen
here today in the action of >i;ui
iiui-r Fred Clark In sending Ham
ilton Hyatt i.i to bat to* the
"Flying Dutchman" In .the fifth
inning of yesterday's game with
Philadelphia. ■ Hyatt, - however,
failed to deliver the pinch.
For years Wagner has been a
terror to' National league pitch
ers and until the advent of Ty
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
CALGARY. Alberta, Aug. 17. —
Tommy Burns, former heayy
welght champion of the world,
expects to leave for Australia
about Christmas to meet Sam
Langford before Hugh Mclntosh's
• Jack Johnson was a smiling black, 9 •
• Who fought tly? rinig-gide game, •
• He kept all white hopes on the floor ■ •
• And won a bunch of fame •
• In growing old, he grew fat, too, • „
© And ag time always tells, •
• Jack thought It best to hibernate •
• And quit the gong of bells. *
• Bat "all in" dope and wifoy'a plea, •
• Together with much dough, 0
• And Jaok, the black, is out again <■
• With Jeanette, the first go. «
Tennis Tourney
Creates Interest
, The second annual ten nig tour
nament of Tacoma players which
will be held on the new Gth ave
nue and I street courts Is expect
ed to be one of the ' best ' tourna
ments ever held rin the North-"
west. ;::--";: "C"- 'i'C'C; "'■" : *>" :■ ■ ' ti'
:-,»The games • are open to all '. Ta
coma residents and a number of
aterlin* ; silver : otipa will ibe » put
up for competition. ' ,:;
WANTED—BAD ' EYES.' i. ,::_'■
Eyes examined. OlaMes fitted.
Beat ■ service. -, Lowest ', •■■ prices.
Make us prove It.
Maaonle Tempi*. 714 J St. Helens.
■ :T«l.^M«ln"«474»^^^
it'lvv^ >.i i ii 11 - ii in ■rmni jrfrii ■ §»■■■ . ■ JifPßilmn Irfr <
Saturday, Aug. 17,1912.
Cobb Into the game, wag consid
ered the greatest all around play
er the game has ever produced.
For the first time In years Hans
Is hitting this season below the
.3 00 mark, his movements In the
field are slower, ana some of the *
baseball experts charge that his
confidence and old time fire are
gone. Wagner's friends, how
ever, assert that he Is merely suf
fering a slump, which they say
conies to all players, and predict
that he will regain his 'batting eye
before the season closes In Octo
club. Burns made this announce
ment today while commenting on
Sharkny's challenge. "Bharkey'«'
challenge is a joke," declared
Burns. "If he really means It, I
might meet htm If the financial
Inducements were strong enough."
Kiln Dried
Mill Ends
4 Big Yards
Main Office, 1930 C. Main 68!
1101 L Main 404.
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