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Introducing a
Sign by
Which Osgar
Forecasts a
Long, Hard
Word* by Schaefcrl
tlualc by Coudo. |
Basket-Bali League To
Be Formed In The City
A city basket-ball leaguo to
embrace the High school, Y. M.
C. A., armory, Whltworth, U. P.
8. and St. I«eo's school is expected
to ha formed. A more ileflnKi'
decision will be given Monday
night at a meeting to be held at
the Y. M. C. A. and it will be
inure certain then what teams
will be ready to enter the race.
An attempt will be made ot form
an eight team league. The High
school H'liuul was out for the first
time this season yesterday when
14 candidates reported to Coach
Hooper. The gymnasium class
Following much criticism of
the line-ai) of the team and of
the coach himself, Coach Perkins
of the Tacoma High school eleven
ban started changing the team
about and Is working for weight
now In the place of speed. It
will be hard to tell what the line
up will be In the Broadway game
right up to the time when the
team takes the Held but It it
known that no man except the
steady Pringle in sure of his posi
tion. Horejs will probably be
shifted to left half, Coblentz to
quarterback and either Ives or
Towne will be placed in the full
back position. Perkins thinks
that the shifting of Horejs to
halfback is a good luove for fhe
captain Is fast and right now is
playing the hardest game of sis
Joe iiundu is hot after a bIK fellow in Victoria who has a rerord
there and is a great drawing card. Joe would like to ararngn
the battle for Dec. 26, day after Christinas, which is "Boxing Day"
in the Canadian cities.
Lincoln High meets Spokane Saturday in Seattle, and there
will be a good chanc« to compare the strength of the Eastern
Washington teams and the Western. Either Lincoln or Everett
will be dropped from the champ r ace when the two meet one week
Tacoma and Grays Harbor
Trains leave Tacoma at 8:40 A. M. and 5:40 P. M.
For particulars regarding fares and train service, call on or addrem
1001 Pacific Avenue, or Joinl Passenger Station, 25th and A St, l(
Beverage for Men,
and Women Too
A drink that appeals to sturdy manhood
and womanhood everywhere.
. A beverage that shines and sparkles, and
quickens with lusty life.
Gives strength to muscle, mind and bone,
and assists in the work of recuperation.
Immensely brightens any occasion where
sociability is the chief aim.
Flavor superb, resultant from the skillful
blending of the best malt and hops that
money can procure.
Main 852
teams are already at It. There
are six classes and three teams
in each class (first, second and
Midget) in this league, games be
ing played every Monday und Fri
day afternoon. Another roll
room ||||H may be formed this
><-ar. The tlrnt team candidates
for the school team will not bo
out in force until after the foot
hall season. Of last year's men
Crane, Stuatz, Gilbert and Bishop
are bark. Crane will be eligible
for football again next week, It
is expected and after the season
la over he and Stewart will be out
for basket-ball.
career. Mulvey is being worked
at end and Brazell haa more
weight than the other ends.
Brazell played a star game when
he was shoved in during the last
quurater of the Everett game.
There will also be some shifting
in the balance of the line. The
idea ot tlu> added weight will be
to wear out '/>■• Broadway team
and then to rush in the light, fast
The attack on Coach Perkins,
(he man who hag done more for
Tnconiii High school football than
anvono ever connected with trio
school, seems absolutely uncalled
for. It has come because local
men were disappointed over fhe
defeat by the superior Everett
huskies and can think of nothing
else but to blame the coach.
(By I'nited PreM Teased Wire.)
Champion Ad Wolgast will not
fight in San Francisco Thanks
giving day. Unable to sign up
a suitable opponent, Promoter
James W. Ooffroth sent the fol
lowing message ot Wolgast at
New Orleans:
"Postponed match until New
Year's day. In the meantime
will endeavor to match Burns
with Ritchie and Tommy Murphy,
ot use winner with champion, or
will get Mandot If he beats Riv
Just why he postponed the
Jimmy Fitzgerald, the little fel
low who won the 15-mlle handi
cap race at the Glide rink Mon
day night, left this afternoon for
Seattle where lie will meet Eu
gene Butler, the Neah Bay In
dian runner (no relation to Rein
deer Bill) within a week's time.
Fitzgerald will return to Tacoma
within two weeks when he will
compete with George Hagedorn,
Tacoma's champion roller skater.
' The Puget Sound nary yard
team of Bremerton will invade
the U. P. 8. campus Saturday to
meet the team from the local
"U." Both teams are huskies and
will put up a hard fight. Com
parative scores with the games
played with the U. of W. gives the
local team the edge. With Smith
McQimrry in the game and Tlsch,
WWrlght and Benadom rounding
Into condition again, it looks rosy
for the school boys.
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•» (United Press Leased Wire.) ■»
♦ NEW „ YORK, Nov. 7.— lt ♦
<& wag announced , here ' today #
♦ that President Farrell of the *
I New York American, league *
$• team plans to ask waivers <?■
♦on Harry Wolverton, who ♦
<$> managed the Highlanders In ♦
<8> the season Just closed. Wol- <»
* verton came to New York ♦
<» from Oakland, Cal., where <?•
<> he managed the Pacific ■»
♦ Coast league team in 1911. ♦
♦ ♦
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Thanksgiving battle, for which he
had Wolgaat's consent, was ex
plained by Coffroth here today.
He said:
"In taking this action I am pro
tecting myself. I have guaran
teed Wolgast a pretty big sum.
I would have to find an attrac
tive opponent for him to make
the show pay. Frankie Bairns
Is anxious to meet the champion
again, but he would not draw well
enough. I doubt, too, if Ritchie
would do. Rivers or Mandot
would draw well, and I hope to
match the winner with Wolgast."
Rivers and Mandot meet In
Los Aageles Thanksgiving day.
Will Follow Tracks
Of Bwana Tumbo
Dr. O. S. Kuclch, well known to
the medical profession on the Pa
cific coast, will 'save soon (or
New York to join a party of big
game hunters who will penetrate
the wilds of Africa. Dr. Kucich
will act as surgeon of. the expedi
tion and also hopeg to bag a tow
specimens of the game Roosevelt
has described.
The "Dover Party." of which
Dr. Kuclch Is to be a mbrnlxM-,
plans to leave New York in Janu
ary, making it* way into JAfrica
through Liberia. The party will
take a route with all communica
tion cut off, and will then begin a
long and dangerous trek through
the Soudan and the German Con
go, with guides and native ser
The adventurer* will be gone
I eleven months.
Merchant'^ Delivery
Moving «nd Storage
M«ln 108.
(Ky Tnlted Press Leased Wire.)
OAKLAND, Cal., Nov. 7. —
Billy Weeks is relegated to the
pugilistic Junkplle today follow
ing his poor showing here last
night in his 10 round bout with
Frank Logan, the Manila middle
weight. Logan beat Weeks in
every round and had him all but
out when the tenth round ended.
Preparing for Saturday's game
with the old rival, Broadway, Ta-
coma High was out paddling
about in the muck yesterday aft
ernoon. The shifting of the team
will not be as extensive as was
expected althought the men were
run in various places yesterday.
"Dub" Coblentz was run for a
short time in the position of
quarterback but aa "Dub" was
always opposed to playing this
position It is expected that be
will be back at his half for the
Broadway game. Miller Is rounfl
in* Into his old form and will
probably play at least half of the
game at Stewart's tackle, Stewart
being switched to guard. Al
Crane Is taking special "exams"
and will probably be eligible for
the rest of the games. Crane !s
a shark at snagging the forward
The all-star smoker to be
staged at the Dreamland rink in
Seattle Friday night, November
S, by the Pastime Athletic club
will bring out a fine list of box
ing matches. Ed Hageu, "the
fightng policeman," will meet Vie
Berger of San Francisco over the
Tour-round route. Johnny Leary,
champion 122 pounder of the
Northwest, will defend his title
against Billy Farrel of Wenat
cliee. Holly Giles, the Fort Law*
otn brunette, will clash with
Harrl Forbes at 145 pounds.
Komeo Hagen also meets Ivan
Miller at 145 pounds. Danny
O'Brien, the Portland lightweight
woh recently boxed Bud Ander
son ten rounds mid lost to
Frankie Burns of Oakland in
eight, mixes with Tommy Jones
of Butte. Mickey O'Brien will
try to wrest honors from Young
Lyons, who claims hte champion
ship lightweight title of North
As a preliminary to the matn
bout between Joe Bonds and
Frank Farmer at Eatonville on
the 23rd of this month, Jim
O'Malley will meet Lewis JacS,
the Indian, in a six-round bout.
O'Malley is well known in local
boxing circles and he is expected
to make a good showing in the
scrap with Jack, who was knock
ed out by Battling Christian at
South Tacoma hall last night.
Expecting right up to the last
that he would be elected demo
cratic representative from the
26th assembly district of Los An
geles, J .Scott Allen, familiarly
known as "Scotty" Allen, died
yesetrday from stomach trouble.
Allen, who was 41 years old, was
"Scotty" Allen was one of the
umpires In the Northwestern
league when Lindsay was presi
dent. "Scotty" aso acted as scout
for tho Taconia Tigers.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
PORTLAND. Ore., Nov. 7.
Bakerafleld or Fresno, Cal., will
be the sprang training grounds of
the Portland Coast leaguers, ac
cording to a ukase issued by
Manager Walter McCredie. Scar
city of practice grounds is given
as the reason for the desertion or
Santa Maria.
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AS^Bsjr*ytf'^S Masonic Temple
N^SiJvlß^r Tacoma, Wash.
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Mayor's "Maverick" Road Race to Phoenix
Brings Out Story of City's Game Fight
Part of San Diego's proof that the route from 1,,0s Angeles to Plim-nlx through the desert by
way of the Saiton Sea Is not feasible for a state highway. The upper picture shows a pathfinder
caught in a desert sandstorm twenty miles from water. It is from a snapshot taken by an invest Igut
or from Son Diego. The lower picture shows one of the great obs tiules constantly encountered in
attempting to skirt the Saiton Sea. Many deep washes, mused by the torrents flowing from the hills
during the winter rains, crosn the route of the proposed highway through the desert. The banka
have to be dug away before an automobile cn.n pass. These pictures, with many others, together with
a great mass of data, have been given to the California highway commision as proof of Sun Diego's
It's a Tale of Two Cities, in Which
the Big Sister Got Too Fresh
When She Tried to Shore Little
Slater Off the Transcontinental
Road Map.
EL CENTRO, Imperial Valley,
Cal., Not. 7.—The whole Imperial
Valley Is applauding the latest
game stand of the city of San Di
ego In her long struggle to pre
vent her big sister, Los Angeles,
from cutting her off the map of
the proposed ocean>-to-oeean high-
Tils latest move by San Diego
centers in an "outlaw" road race
(a race not sanctioned by the
American Automobile Assn.), in
which the mayor of San Diego en
tered, personally, as a contestant.
The "maverick" race is in addi
tion to an authorized race from
San Diego to Phoenix, Ariz. Back
of it is a pretty story of a city
fighting against odds.
San Diego claims that the best
and quickest way by road from
Los Angeles to Phoenix is by way
of San Diego, and the city has
been demonstrating it for several
When California, a couple of
years ago, voted to bond itself for
$18,000,000 for the construction
of a state highway, and when,
subsequently an ocean -to-oceam
highway association of California,
Arizona and New Mexico was
formed at Phoenix, Los Angeles at
once advanced the contention that
the proposed ocean-to-ocean
highway would be t>y way of Los
Angeles, through the desert coun
try of Riverside county, along the
Salton sea to Brawley, at the
northern emd of the Imperial Val
ley, and thence, through more
desert county to Yuma and Phoe
This route would cut San Diego
off the state highway. San Diego
began a campaign of publicity to
show that there was a far more
feasible route by way of San
Diego, through the heart of the
Imperial Valley, and thence to
Yuma and Phoenix. San Diego
citizens, from their own purses
financed path-finding expeditions,
which traversed both the Loa An
geles desert route and the San
Diexo county spent hundreds of
dollars to establish a perfect road
from the city to the border of Im
perial county, on the east. Im
perial county followed Butt, im
proving the road from the San
Diego county line into the Impe
rial valley, and opening a road
from the valley to Yuma.
San" Diego's Investigating «s- iv
ditlom proved conclusively that
there are 56 miles of absolute des
ert conditions, which means al
most unbearable heat, 'no water,
high winds and deep, shifting
sand on the Los Angeles desert
route, against no absolute desert
conditions and but 13 miles or
heavy sand over the San Diego
route; that there were 91.9 miles
more of partial desert conditions
over the desert than over the San
Diego route, and that the route
from Los Angeles to Vuma, via
the desert, was but 10.7 miles
shorter than via San Diego. Ac
tual measurement showed one
stretch of the desert route along
the Salton sea, where for 43 miles
there was waterless waste of
windblown sand, where automo
biles made headway with the
greatest difficulty and where high
winds and sand storms had wiped
out the tracks of previous path
finders, leaving nothing but mon
uments to mark the way.
AH this was reported with the
proof to the highway commission.
Los Angeles was disturbed, but
not defeated.
A Los Angeles to Phoenix road
race over the desert route was
promoted and received the sanc
tion of the A. A. A.
San Diego promoted a San
Diego to Phoenix race, to start
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Nov. 7, 1912.
simultaneously with the race from
Los Angeles, but got recognition
from the A. A. A. only on the con
dition that the San Diego cars
would allow the Los Angeles cars
to leave Yuma for Phoenix an
hour and a half ahead of them.
Los Angeles, having the prior
MtnetlOßi was able to dictate the
terms a.nd to block San Diego's *
| proposal to make a straightaway
race of it to Phoenix, regardless
of what cars arrived first at Yuma.
When San Diego was required
to lay its cars over at Yuma, to
give the Lqe Angeles cars a handi
cap there, San Diego's mayor, Jas. -
E. Wadham, became an "outlaw."
He personally signed up to race
another San Diegan, P. J. B<m
bough, from San Diego to Phoe
nix, to demonstrate the superior
ity of the San Diego route over
the desert route. Though the'
mayor's race would be a "maver
ick" affair, unsanctioned by the
A. A. A., all necessary officials
were appointed to judge the race
and furnish proof of running
times, etc.
When the races are over, San
Diego will keep its hat In the ring -
by getting busy .again with public
ity, advertising actual running
times, road conditions and any
thing else that will help nail down
her contention that she has the
best road to Phoenix and a clear
right to &■ place on the transcon
tinental road map.
A Gory Moment
What's the matter with BriggsT
He was getting shaved by a
lady barber when a mouse ran
across the floor.—Life.

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