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The 1915 baseball situation will
come to a head this week.
With the Tacoma Tiger club
' fairly well organized all ready,
and Manager Buss Hall confident
that he is gathering together as
fine a bunch of colts as there is
to he obtained, directors of the
Northwestern league meet in Se
attle Wednesday to dope out the
At Wednesday's meeting the
apportionment of games during
1915 will be made. Aberdeen
will be officially taken into the
. league. Other matters leading
up to the opening of the season
will be disposed of. A harnron
' lous session Is anticipated.
Rubs Hall, manager of the
'he greatest driver in the world
—without qualification," Is the
rating of horsemanship given
William O. Durfee of Los An
geles by John W. Considine, the
millionaire turfman.
In 1914 Durfee, son of Charles
A. Durfee, a famous relnsman,
won 27 out of 46 races, and was
only out of the money three
times. He won in purses $22,
--480 on these events.
But young Durfee's greatest ac- j
. oomplishment last season was his
record in bringing eight trotters'
down to 2:10 or better ,a feat|
■aver before accomplished. Three!
. of these were three-year-olds. |
They were the horses of Clarence '
J. Berry of Los Angeles.
"Hard work and watch your
business." That is Durfee's sini
i pie slogan for his phenomenal
success with the reins. "Other
than hard work, I do not know
what else there is to the light
■ harness game.
"When I am on the track," he
•zplained, "I watch only my own
horse. What the other fellow
does la none of my business. All
I am concerned about is to train j
my horse and get him ready fori
lmt*. - mhitiik.iim ranm Arrive.
11:10 a. m. Spokane Limited—No. Yakima, Pasco, Spokane 8:45 am!
1:40 a.m. Portland Night Exp.—Via Stellacoom 600 a.m.
5:10 a.m. Seattle from Portland via Stellacoom 1:30 a m
UttL.m. Atlantic K*p—Spokane, Helena, Butte, St. Paul
Chicago 11-lSam.
1:00 a.m. Wllkeßon. Carbonado, Fairfax 7-06 Dm
1:00 a.m. Gray* Harbor Line—Via Point Line ft Olympla 4-30 urn
ftWa. m. Portland Local—Via Yelm and So Tacoma 12-85 n m
10:46 am. Seattle Local—Seattle and Intermediate 8 30am
l»:80p.m. Seattle—From Grays Harbor via Stellaeoom 12:20 Dm'
18:46 p. m. Seattle—From Portland via Yelm and So. Tacoma 8-26 am!
1:00 p.m. Grays Har. Local—Via So. Tic, Dupont, Olympla ll:2on'rn
«:S.p.m. Mt»s. Val. Llm.—Fillings. Kan. City. St Lout. . 800 S'm
4.80 p.m. Seattle—From Grays Har. via. Pt. Defiance.. 6:00o'm
1:00pm. Orttng, Carbonado, Buckley. Kanasket 11 25 a. m
(•46 p.m. Portland Special via Stellacoom, Centralis 6-36 n m
• :10 p.m. Grays Harbor Kxp—Via Stellacoom, Olympla 1220 nm'
1:00 p.m. No. Coast Llm—Spokane, ButU, St. Paul, Ohio. 800 d m
• :00 p.m. Seattle—From Grays Har. via; So. Tacoma 8 40n m'
■ ■80 P m. Seattle—From Portland via Stellacoom ••■•Dm
" 4.R6BA*/ NORTHERN 81. »■»• P. m.
11:10 a, m. Portland Local—Portland and Intermediate.. 7:30 Dm
!:««;.«. International Llm—Seattle, Everett. Vancouver 800 d m
s,Mp.m. Portland Limited—Centralis, Chohalls. Portland. i.tu?
1:46 p.m. Oriental Llm — Hnokans, Havre. St. Paul, Chic. 10:00 d m
6:46 p. ra. Southeast Express—Great Falls, Billings, Kan
■as City 1000 d ra.
T:Bsp. m. Vancouver Owl—Vancouver and Intermed 12;20p n
4K-T. a • R. 474».
U:46 a.m. Owl —Centralis. Hoqulaa, Aberdeen. 'Thehalls. Port*
land j, 4:48 a.m.
■:48 a.m. Seattle Local—Auburn. Kent Seatt'o 18:40 a. m
sliMa.m- Bliasta Llm—Portland. San Fran.. Los Angeles.. 7:36 era.
1:00 p.m. 0.-W.—Exp.—Local Portland and East 1:36 pTm?
7:38 p.m. Shasta «,!mlted—Seattle 10:46 a.m.
1:40 p. m Seattle local 12:46 nin
8:80 a.m. Grays Har. Special—Aberdeen, Hoqulam, Roy.. 4:01 p m.
(i4l a. sa. Olympian—Spokane, Missoula, Butte, St. Paul
Chicago 6:30 p m.
• iMp. m. Columbian—Spokane. Missoula. Butte, Bt Paul.
Chicago 12:25 p.m.
fttMt***- Beattle Local—Seattle sad Intermediate 6:38 p.m.
T400H4 ■ ASTfXRN
a*Mn.m. Bismarok, Ealonvllle- Ash ford. Mineral 10.30 a. ra.
Tigers, Is getting his team well
shaped up. Johnny Butler, the
crackerjack Tiger shortstop, has
sent in his contract, and will be
the only player of last year's team
to get an increase In salary. But
ler Is playing winter ball in Cali
fornia. It is possible that Gallon
will play nhort, with' Butler on
third and At Sctiled, a new re
cruit from Holy Cross college, on
Frambaeh, a youngster who Is
described by Mike Lynch as a
"phetiom," has been signed up to
pitch for Tacoma. He had a poor
start with Portland last year and
was released before he showed his
mettle. Men who have seen him
in action declare he is a won
der with the pill.
his best race. When I have him
•right' I figure I have a chance no
matter what other horses are
"Of course, a trainer must
know his own horse; he must
know in what kind of company
he can travel. This naturally re
quires study and strict attention
to business."
Attention to business so far as
Will Uurfee is concerned means
Preliminary driving in the
morning on race days.
Driving 12 or 15 miles in an
afternoon, beside warming up his
horse from 12 to 15 miles more.
Superintends the cooling off of
his racers. %
Here are six Chips and the old
Block off which they came.
No one yet has been able to
knock the block off the old Chip
either, or many chips off the
They are the flghtingest* scrap
pingest family In America — and
if anyone of the six Chips thinks
he can light the old man he'll take
them on at catch weights out
back of the woodshed and take
all their title away from them.
The six sons of George Chip,
sr., all are boxers and they chal
lenge any family In the world to
a battle royal. Any family aspir
ing to clean up the family would
better hew close to the Hue, for
the Chips will fly In more differ
ent directions than the compass
George Chip, jr., the oldest of
the boys, has been one of the
best of the middlewetghts and Is
regarded as a top-notcher in spite
"They Keep a Rail Handy' Sot the Unpopular Fight
Arbiter," Says Veteran.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30.. —
For 20 years Sol Levlnson his
been refereeing on the "bush cir
cuit of flstiaua in California
without once "having to run for
a train."
Sol boasts about it as a soldier
might show you a medal for bra/
ery. To referee that long "In the
bush" without being stormed by
irate fight fans entitles a man to
honorable mention,, believes Lev
"I'm willing to admit," he says,
"that I have been nervous on oue
or two occasions. But I've never
been ridden out of town on a rail.
My hair hasn't even been muss
ed." And Sol's hair USED TO BK
nice and wavy, too!
Levlnßou Is about ready to mi
grate from California to some far |
land where men are still allowed !
to go at each other with gloves.
Twenty years ago he was just an
ordinary glove maker. He knew
absolutely nothing about the fight
game until he met Johnny Hergrt,
better known as Young Mitchell,
at the Olympic Club here. Herget I
complained to him that fighters' i
gloveß were not satisfactorily!
"Sol," he said, "why don't you
see what you can do?"
Sol did "see," and he "saw" so
well that he had a new fighting
mit patented, a device to make
them close easily.
After that it came easily
enough, the promotion of fights
and the refereeing.
The crowds in the smaller lo
calities," said Levlnson, "would
surprise you. They analyze the
fights far better than do the city
crowds. I guess it's because
NEW YORK, Feb. I.—Boxiug
teas for women simply don't go
around these parts. The gentler
sex that makes its way home Tin
tht New York subway is willing
to tackle other things Parisian
but when it comes to watching
two huskies maul each other
around the ring—well, that's an
other story.
John Welsmantel, who runs the
Broadway Sporting club in Brook
Geo. Chip, si., (below and '"*
sous, George, jr., Jo*, lUih,
Charlie, Paul and Ignatius.'. ,
of the fact that he was qutpoint
ed by Kddie McOoorty in their re
cent meeting on the coast,,
Joe. the second boy, ,is con
sidered one of the best of the
lightweights and probaWy will
they keep in closer touch with the
papers. At all events they know
just what to expect, tiome of the
I best fights I have ever Been too*
place on the bush circuit.'"
lyn, made the bid for the women
fight fans. John advertised: that
he would put on a weekly tea
party, with boxing strictly on tho
side. After thorough press
agenting John threw oped the
club for the first affair at whicn
he promise 1 feminine boxing en
thusiasts would gather.
It was pretty tough on John.
There were plenty of "gents" in
their short-sleeves, who chawed
gum because John had admonish
ed them not to smoke in the pres
ence of "ladles," but there, was
only one "lady" present. She
confessed that she was sent over
the bridge by a New York paper.
Main 187.".. 772 Commerce.
reach his best la the middle
weight dlviaton.
Billy is the fastest or the tribe
now and the boys think he will
be the best boxer of them all lv
a short time.
Charlie, Paul and Ignatius nil
are boxers.
Jimmy Dime, the irrepressible
impreesarlo of the prize ring, has
adopted the entire Chip family
and is official manager of the
tribe. All six of the boys are In
active training under the man
agement of Dime and he can ar
range one of the loveliest little
boxing shows In the country
without leaving the dinner table.
One might Imagine that a real
family row In the Chip family
would he great—sso worth of
fighting free—but as a matter of
fact they are one of the happiest
and most peaceable of families,
and devoted to each other. If
anyone swung on Ignatius there
would be an air full of Chips lv
a minute—and probably a dime
or two mixed in for Jimmy has
fallen In love with the whole
tribe and considers himself a
member of the family.
* ♦
* lUrtih OF HONOR s>
* Among the latest Taco- <^
0 mans to purchase stock In V
-» the Tacoma Northwestern <*>
# Baseball club are D. C. Case, $
f George Radonlch, John Sch- #
• larb, A. S. Moore, W. h. f>
w Davis, C. T. Muehlenbruch, 3>
|w F. A. Willard, O. N. Wyles, *
f G. -Y. Wyles, C. G. Baker, k>
Harry Gllmarten, Q w. <$>
• Scott, R. W. Cady, B. Scott, <S>
-» J. T. Howe, Dickson Broth- •>
<» ers. ,t>
* . *
I County Game Warden Ira Lift.
has just completed releasing 150
ring neck pheasants, said to be
the finest collection of birds yet
released In the county. They
were purchased from Dr. Q. D.
Shaver of Roy. The game war
den intended to keep one pair of
the birds for the Sportsman's
show, but forgot to do it, so ef
forts are being made to obtain
another pair for the show.
Puget Sound
Electric Ry.
Trains every hoar. Ran*
Bins; time of Limited
'I rain* seventy minutes.
Trains Leave Bth and
A Streets, Tacoma
•8:28, o.nn, iotas, tiiss
a. m.; 19:85, 1:88, 9:88,
8:88, 4:85 and 8:88 p. m.
All Limited Trains Stop at
Auburn and Kent.
LOCAL TRAINS leave 8, 8.
10 a. m., 19 m., 2, 4, O, 8,
10:08 and 11:85 p. m.
—Trains will leave Taco
ma at 7:10, 9:10 and
Jli 10 a. ni.; 1:10, 8:10,
110, OilO, 7:10, 9:10
aad 11:80 p. ra.
•Lady eirept Sunday.
*."f *sf ■ *■ sti ii -sTri^T^y
Tacoma & Indianapolis
Fastest and Finest Day Steam
ers—the Quick and Quiet
Way to Seattle.
Leave Municipal Dock, Taeo-
Bt, 7:18. 8:09, 11.08 a. mi
1:00. 8:04. (:Bs, 7:08 8:08 p. m.
l> m
Leave Colman Dock Seattle.
7.00, 8:08. 11:08 a. m.; l 08,
1:04. 8:00, 7:04 i 8:18 p. m.
Blns'.e Fare 884. Round Trip 80s
A eric am Kit kvbry a Hon a*
S. S. JONICS, Aaresjt
Office Municipal Pock. M. 8448 /
Sportsmen—hunters and fish
ermen—will reign in Tacoma all
Beginning with tomorrow
night's banquet of varmint hunt
ers at the Tacoma hotel, when
prizes for the annual varmint
hunt will be announced, there will
be something doing In the sports
men's line each minute.
The varmint hunt ended Sat
urday night. Record books are
being checked over today by Sec
retary R. B. Num.ll of the Wash
ington Game Protective an-1
'The fact that Gunboat Smith has been lined up to substitute for
Jack Johnson in case the latter is not allowed to box Jess Willard is
not going to Increase confidence In the proposed championship bout.
Willard and Johnson might draw some fans to the gate, but Smith
and Willard would fall to draw in any of the boxing centers, much
less in a place like Juarez, Mexico. >
• • ■
Just «s long >«- Johnson holds the title he will be a fair draw
ing card, for the fans hope to see him whipped. Who the man is to
turn the trick is not evident, but Johnson is bound to lose if he stays
in the game long enough. Langtord might do it, but that wouldn't
help matters much, in the eyes of the fans.
• • •
Johnny O'Leary has sprained hi- uukle and will not appear in
the ring for some time.
Judge Ben Udsay, the famous Denver Jurist and originator of
the juvenile court, says he is in favor of boxing.
■ ■ *
Prom all accounts, "Tex" Vernon is doing well with his boxing
club at Marinette, Wis. He is sdcheduled to meet Frankle Couley
there this month.
• * •
I,ito Ybarra, known to ring history an Joe Rivers, probably will
I give up the boxing game, according to reports from Los Angeles. He
has purchased 32 acres of California cattle land and intends to be
come a cattle baron.
• • •
Having finished the family cornmeal and bacon, several hall
players are showing extraordinarily keen desire to start spring train
ing early.
• • •
Before he broke into baseball. Hum Hyatt got $2.35 a day driv
ing a truck. .Now he drives his own automobile und draws down
about $3,000 a year. It's certainly tough to be a baseball slave and
be traded for "dawga" and such things.
Looks like amateur baseball were going to be somewhat popular
in Tacona this year, eh? Those semi-pros have more real enthusiasm
than the professionals. And why not? They play ball for the fun
of the game only.
PARIS, Feb. I.—On an official
invitation of the Belgian govern
ment, William Philip Sims, mana
ger of the Pars bureau of the
Unted Press, left today on a tour
of the Belgian lines, in northern
France. This is the second visit
that Sims has made to the fight
ing front bearing official creden
tials of the allied governments.
Mr. Merchant

The rank and file of the people of Tacoma and vicinity are
the people who spend their money at j rour store. This same
rank and file read —and believe in—The Tacoma Times.
In buying, advertising or publicity for the sale of your mer
chandise, it will pay you to use the paper that goes to the homes
of the people. The combination of a low rate and a healthy
growing circulation of an old established paper like The Times,
proves unquestionably that this paper should be "TOUR" me
dium to reach the buying public.
Ask an Advertiser
/ ..
Propagation association. He an
nounces that more varmints were
killed this season than ever be
On Wednesday the first annual
Sportsman's show ever held in
the west will open its doors at the
Armory. It Is going to be a
splendid show, even better then
its managers anticipated, as is al
ready evidenced by the thousands
of exhibits placed at the armory.
There will be contests each day
for Northwest championships in
various events, ending with a big
final contest Saturday night.
. We started to buy an auto at
the Chicago show, but after
tackling one agent who used to
Nell ligbtniug rods we bucked
Hilck Evans says knowledge of
the rules Is essential to success
in golf. Knowing when to breuk
them also help-, considerably.
SEATTLE, Jan. 30.—Property
of the Sun Publishing company
of Seattle, now defunct, valued
at $89„408.47, Is being sold
through sealed bids.
°9 South Jl^
Monday, Peb. 1, 1915.
- ■ - —_______
horseback ride across the conti
nent by cowboys, from San Fran
cisco to New York, is the project
ed plan of Henry O. Weber of
Cody, Wyoming.
The race, for which Weber
claims he has already enlisted
half a dozen horsemen of the
plains, is to be entirely for glory.
No rewards are to be offered, and
the ride must be made with the
original mount.
The early part of March will
witness the start from here if
Weber's plan materializes.
"I want to prove that such a
ride ran be made," explained Web
er, who used to ride his 18 miles
a day in the Wyoming mountains
as a mail carrier. "And I want
to show the world, furthermore,
that it can be done on a humane
"The boys who will ride will
have to take care of their horses.
Each night tliey will have to re
port to the local humane officer,
and give his mount at least 10
hours' rest.
1 "I figure we can make as good
as 50 miles a day. and can com
plete the 3,100 miles In from nine
to 1 0 weeks.
"I want this to be the best test
of horsemanship ever made in this
Weber is scouting around for
more entrants. The course roughly
will he from San Francisco to Salt
Lake City, to Elk Mountain, Wyo.,
to Denver, to Chicago and thence
to New York by way of Buffalo.
Turn to vie want ads, page 8,
It will save you fine and money.

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