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HAVANA, Cuba, April 6.—Jess
l/lllard, the new worlds heavy
might champion, Is probably the
lost bashful and modest cham
ilon that has ever battled for
lossession of the title.
After yesterday's fight he
lipped away to his dressing room
a quicaly aa he could, avoiding
houaands who wanted to shake
tands with him, and then hur
led to his rooms In Havana.
Willard wants to get home to
■is wife and babies in Los An
"I have no immediate plana for
ights in the near future." he said
oday. "1 understand that my
•cker.s have planned a brief ex
illiltion tour After that 1 want
o gat home as soon as I can.
"The blow that brought the
Ight to a quick conclusion was a
m oi Commissioner Woods
To Pitch For Victoria Team
Jimmle Woods, son of Com
missioner Owen Woods, and one
of the cleverest pitchers in the
semi-pro clasa. has signed with
th* Victoria Bees for the 1915
Woods went to Victoria with
th* Olympic club team last week
for practice games with Victoria.
Th* B. C. team had only one
pitcher and when he was injured
The Funniest Baseball
Play 1 Ever Saw
Vamovs Veteran Fielder aud One
of the Greatest Hitters the
Game Kver Has Known.
When anyone speaks of funny
- thing* that have happened on the
: ball field I always think of the
Haw I was playing with Jimmy
Callahan's Logan Square team in
Thar* was more funny stuff
pulled around that team than _.
moat any I ever heard of, and the
canter of the fun usually was
Fred Schmidt, better known as
••Crasy," tho eccentric left-hand
•_ pitcher who, by the way, was
on* of tho wisest old foxes on the
slab tho game ever has known.
Th* funniest I ever heard was
pultad by Schmitty. There was
aa umpire named Matty Fitzger
ald and he and Schmidt did not
T\o you know the -taste of real rich.
MJ sappy tobacco? Try "Right-Cut/*
the Real Tobacco Chew. You'll know by
the way it satisfies you that you've found
the tobacco you've wanted all along.
Made from the finest of ripe, mellow leaf—
and seasoned and sweetened just enough.
Gut a new way—so the taste comes along
steady—gives you all the good of it.
fTak* a very small chew-lot thea __e-auarter tho
eld ai-e. It will be more aotiafyiag thea a bwmithhil
of ordinary tobacco. Just nibble on it until you find
T*Flh the itreegth chew that suit* yon. Took it away.
Thealctit real. See bow easily aaal evenly tbe real
tobaoeo teate cc me*, how it aatiafie* wMwat f rindio*, how
aaucb laos raw here te »pit, how tern chews you take to
be o*>—■■ eatraied. That '• why it ia The Mtei Taheae
Ckrm. That* why it eeato tea* ia tho *ad.
ll I* a ready chew, ant ta* aad abort aVrad aa that yaa waa't have
ia fried aa it nkm yea* aaata. Uri*___d aa mdaniy eaaa-al tabaaaa
aaakea ree aajt too met
Tho leaaa el pare, rich eeboeoo deea eat end to be eaiaaed eawith iaiil and
n-oaajo, Nagll hew tha aeh brieQa om th. r-h tobacco —re .. "RidMC-t."
Doe email clicw takes the place of two big
chews of tbe old kind.
SO Union SeiiiaMb N»w To*
right hand smash to Johnson's
body early In tho last round. I
felt Johnson grow limp ln the
next clinch and knew 1 bad the
championship within reach. A
left to the body and a right smash
to the jaw did the work!"
Johnson is through with the
ring. Tomorrow he will sail for
Martinique, whence he will go to
France, to become a farmer. The
former champion refused to be
Interviewed last night and at 7
o'clock hurried away from Ha
vana In an automobile. He re
turned this morning, having spent
the night In the country.
The big black was not actual
ly knocked out. He knew he was
beaten, and fell at the best op
portunity. He picked himself up
three seconds after the referee
had counted 10.
in the middle of tho game, the
Victoria manager asked the Ta
coma semi-pro team to loan him
a twirler.
Jimmle was loaned to Victoria
for the rest of the game. He did
not allow another hit or score.
Victoria was so pleased with him
that Woods was promptly signed.
He will get $175 a month, It la
always get along well on the
field. Schmltty was sore at him
for things that had happened the
preceding week and we were
playing River Forest at River
Forest, and Matty was to umpire
the game.
Fitzgerald walked out in front
of the stand, removed his cap and
"Ladies and Gentlemen! Bat
teries for today's game will .ie
Schmidt and Rassmussen for
Logan Square, Sklllin and Baker
for River Forest."
In a flash Schmidt ran out In
.front of the atand and jerked off
his cap.
"Ladies und shentlemen," he
announced. "Der umpire of to
day's game vill be Matty Fitz
gerald who vill, as usual, gif der
home team a shad* der besser
of if
Here They Are-The Black Hopes
Joe Jeanette, Sam Langford
in.l Sam McVey, next to Jack
lohnson the best negro heavyw
•lights. It has often been said
hut Johnson was afraid to meet
Langford. It is confidently be
loved among sporting men that
Life and Career of Our New
World's Champ-Jess Willard
Jess Willar was born Dec. 29,
1887, in Pottawatomie county,
Kansas. At 14 he was a tall,
slim boy, as big as any man, and
he undertook a man's work—
Willard soon had to abandon
this as none of the cow ponies
were high enough ln the withers
to keep his feet off the ground.
He was more than six feet tall
at 16 and at 22 had attained his
present heighth of 6 feet 6 inches.
But Willard was no reed. That
apparent slenderuess carried with
it powerful, well apportioned
muscles and Willard's compan
ions, finding that none was a
match for him in the rough cow
boy games of wrestling and box
ing, persuaded liltu to try his
skill ln the squared circle as a
professional fighter.
Willard did. The first fight of
which there is any record was
with Loula Fink, in February of
1911 at Sapulpa. Okla.. the town
which gave Carl Morris to th*
ring. Willard lost on a foul in
10 rounds.
Then followed five knockout
victories In a row. One of these
went 11 rounds but four rounds
was the limit for the others. Two
Fido Is a Whale at Training Athletics For 100-ycL Dash
Trained terriers are being used
to pace sprinters la practice at
the Indiana State university at
Bloomingto-. Th* picture shows
Archie Broken* and Otta Allen.
the world cliampionsliip will here ,
after bo confined to the 'white J
ace. Official boxtng rules are. ex
pected to be adopted, by' which
Willard will be prevented from
meeting any of these so-called "
Black Hope-."
McCarty, shortly before these two
1 "-round victories ended tha 1911
sesson for Willard and bo was
firmly established as a boxer.
Then Willard went on to New
York and acquitted himself cred
, itably In two no-decision bouts
I with Arthur Pelkey and Luther
two of the school's boat men I*
tho dashes, snout to Mart the
I !•• with Jack, one of th* most
i Intelligent animal* of a dog and
ifoay show wintering at Bloom
met in the battle that billed the
last named, recognized at the
time as the white heavyweight
Sailor White was doing well ln
the east before Willard upset him
in one round at Buffalo. A few
weeks later one or the best fights
of his career took place, when he
stopped Soldier Kearns, a tough
heavyweight, in eight rounds.
A demonstration of Willard's
punching power resulted ln a ring
tragedy on August 22, 1913,
when he kuocked out "Bull"
Young In 11 rounds at Vernon,
Cal. Young died the next day.
Willard had since left the wing
of Charles Cutler and put himself
in charge of Tom Jones, manager
of Ad Walgast. He stopped a
fellow in two rounds at Fort
Wayne. Ind , and went on to New
York again, to win from Carl
Morris in 10 rounds. George
Davis lasted two rounds before
the giant, then Boer Rodel took
the count In nine rounds.
Wlllsrd. having rought himself
out of opponents, did little In
IBM, but watt and keep himself
In condition for tho match with
Johnson which was then in the
first stages.
tngtoa. Jack understands th*
game and has yet to bo beaten
by the athletes
TRAININO CAMP, Athletic In the the two contests. In the
Park, Tlgertown, April 6.—The afternoon game McQuarrie, the
Tlgera are beginning to get Into Tacoma youngsters, took the
their stride. Yesterday's practice mound for the Yannigana and de
found ths players 'as frisky as Uvered some regular ball,
colts, and they have Improved 100 Today the Regulars play the
por cent ln tho first week of Brewers team of the City league,
training. The Brewers have one of the fast-
Two games were played be
tween the Regulars and Yannl
gans yesterday, both ending In
victories for the regulars. All
the pin-hern, and, in fact, all the
players, had a chance to try out
still harbor Wins. .
Still Harbor won from the
Washington Parlor Furniture
company in a fast game Sunday,
9 to 8. Anderson for the Harbor
boys struck out 12 men. Nelson
got three hits out of four times
at bat. McCanant, pitching for
the Washington team, struck out
three men. Batteries —Still Har-
bor, Anderson and Larson; Wash
ington P. F. Co., McCanant and
» • •
The Butchers defeated the
Sperry Mills team, 11 to 8, ln a
Here's An Umpire Who Is Fair;
He's a Dummy and Is Patented
LOS ANGELES, April 6.— H.
E. Westgate of this city has ap
plied for a patent on an automat-,
in umpire he has invented that
records strikes and balls, returns
the hull to the pitcher, aud pre
sents a right or left hand dummy
batter by a simple twist of the
wrist. The device has been test
ed by league pitchers and they
declare it ia accurate to the frac
tion of an inch.
TtTOnslsts of a backstop eight
feet square provided with dummy
batters, one right and one left
handed, cleverly painted thereon.
Between these two batters the
figure of a catcher (all figures
being life size) is painted. The
strike-recording device is be
tween the two batters, and one or
the other of the latter Is auto
matically covered up, so that the
target presented la the same as
a pitcher would face on the ball
Extending towards the pitcher,
for a distance of 20 feet, is a
strong frame, covered on the top
and both sides by heavy netting.
The ball, as it bounds from the
backstop, either strikes against
the netting and eventually
reaches an Inclined alley, or
bound starlght back and goes
Into the alley part way between
the backstop and the pitcher. The
result Is the same, aa It is re
turned to the pitcher's box.
League and amateur pitchers
declare the device Is great for
"warming up" work, as no catch
er is necessary, and in practising
control of the ball or new curve*.
The eye of the umpire also can
be tested by allowing him to call
balls and strikes on any number
of balls, and then compare his
judgment and score with that of
the automatic recording device,
which, ln the meantime, is con
Today's game between the
Tigers and Brewers will be
given In detail ln the Pink
edition, Issued Immediately
after the contest. There will
be a wealth of good sport
news, amateur notes, and
other reading matter in the
Pink, (let a Pink if yon
want the only Tacoma sport
ing edition.
$125 Baseball
This offer is mad* only to
boys playing amateur bato
ball la Tacoma. For every
six legitimate subscriptions
turned in by amateurs, on
then* slip*. Th* Times will
give on* |1.2S loagu* base
Baseball is tbe greatest game
in th* world. Her* I* your
chance to assist tbe boy* by
getting then a free hall.
est of the si'tni-pro aggregations,
and a tight battle is anticipated.
Mike Lynch, who will umpire for
tbe Northwestern league this sea
sou, will act as arbitrator ln to
day'a contest.
hard-hitting game on ti»e tide
flats Sunday. The Butchers play
the Royals uext Sunday and after
that are open for games. Any
team wanting games can arrange
them with Ruff Christian, secre
tary of the Butchers, at the Olym
pla Fish market. Main 270. Bat
teries Sunday were—Butchers,
McLean and Mortman; Sperrys,
Bender aud Zelger.
* • •
The Oakland Midgets defeated
the tharried men of Oaklaud Sun
day, 7 to ft. The batteries were
Arthur Bryans and Ted Pleas
enter my subscription tor one mouth and thereafter until ordered
dlscontiaued, for wbleh I agree to pay th* carrier each month.
Nam* , „
Ptsoaa 81lp Number
Secured by ■„
Team 1
Tnc«cUy, April 6,191 ft.
ants for the Midgets, and Collns
Pleasants and Severance for tha
married men. The Midgets tied
the score ia the ninth, 6 to 6, and
made their winning run in the
1 <>tli. The Midgets will play the
married men again next Sunday.
• • •
The Oakland Midgets havt
some team this year. Their
pitcher has the ball trained so
that it will dodge any bat, ac
cording to the Midgets' press
agent. The fielders—also ac
cording to the press agent—have
six pair of hands and cover
ground at a 60-mile-an-hour
I Many spectacular shots have
been made duriug the world's
j three-cushion tournament In Chl
; cago. Kleckhefer scored on a %
] kiss from the red frozen in the
I corner, the cue ball taking the
i top side and top rail. It is played
I with twist on the right side.
The other illutrastion Is that of
a single cushion bank shot made
by Charley Morin against Al
fredo De Oro.
The Frank Lewis who was ar
' rested for highway robbery last
; Monday is not the well known
Frank Souza Lewis of this city
as supposed by many of his
friends.—San Jos* (Cal.) Mer-
No Soot
Little Ash
Ante Delivery. 91A1S ISO
Tacoma & Indianapolis
Faateat and Flneat Day Staam
er*—tha Quick and Qui**
Way to Beat tie.
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p- aa.
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■Ingle Fare 110. Round Trip (0*
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S. S. JONBS, -seat
Offloo Municipal Pock. M. 1441
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