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BIG SPECIAL FEATURES TACOMA STARTS OFFICIAL SEASON AT DUGDALE PARK TODAY TIGERS HAVE GOOD CHANCE FOR PENNANT By Peter. They're off today! Six teams of tlie Northwiwtern leqgue, urged for ward by the baseball-mad fans of their respective cities, plunged into thejl9ls pennant race today. It will be the closest race that the Northwestern league has seen in years, and, despite the howlings of the pessimists, there is as much, and more, enthusiasm over baseball in this little old corner of the map to day, as on any other opening day. Tacoma opens at Seattle. Tlie Tiger team left at 9 o'clock this morning, was esconsed in a beautiful suite of rooms at the Lincoln hotel, 4th avenue and Madison, at 11 o'clock, and paraded to Dugdale's park shortly after noon. Enthusiasm was intense at Seattle, with a larger crowd than ever streaming ont to the grounds. Victoria opeiis at Vancouver, with a half holiday declared in the B. C. city in honor of King Baseball. Aberdeen went to Spokane, where another big pub lic celebration marked the opening of the season. At Seattle today Walter Malls, the mainstay of the Giants' pitch ing crew, will twirl for tha Teallcums. Hither Issv Kaufman or "Iron Man" Joe McGlnnity will officiate at the slab for tbe Tigers. Old Reliable Danny Shea will work in tbs cage for Tacoma, with "Barker" Cadman behind ths rubber for Seattle. Tavroma'H chances to win the first series with SeatUo are more than good. The Tiger Infield is faster than ever before. Tlie out field is -nrder-hlUlng than ln man/ seasoMs, and the pitching staff is powerful. Seattle's team Is good, but not better than last year. It is ■adenlably weak in the patching end. Mails, a kid of 18, is the star of the heaving crew, with such men ai Kelly, Thomas, Rose, Bonner and Chapman to back dim np. ■very baseball man who has • . ■ sasa Tacoma « team this season declares that we come nearer to a big-league infield thau any Western team. Butler, on short, is the star. Boeckel on second, Is faster than ever, AI Hiester at third has a beautiful peg to first aad is hitting hard, and Stokke, at first, is spearing ths ball any where within 20 feet of the sack. Johnson, Hogan and Wilson, la ths outer gsrdens, were picked tor their hltttng ability, and each has demonstrated in practice that ha can connect with 'most any kind of a ball. Rumors that Bobby James was haiag sought for the Tiger team, were set to rife by Manager Hall this morning. Hall said that he Vancouver Has Holiday For Baseball Opening VANCOUVER, B. C, April 20. —Vancouver Is baseball mad to day. The city has declared a half holiday ln bonor of the opening of tbe ball season, and is cele brating ln more riotous fasbiou than if it were the king's birth day or some other national holl ar. Im^^^mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. WITH AMATEURS! AND SEMI-PROS | BY WOK HILL. , CANT BLAME KM. The Junior Tigers played the Junior Bostons at 13th and Q streets Sunday, defeating them by a score of 19 to 3. The game was sotpped In the third Inning, because It was all the Bostons could endure. Mostly all of the Junior Tiger boys mads home runs ln the first Inning. The scors R H E J. Tigers 1111 0 i. Bostons 3 7 I Batteries: L. Allotte B. Mc- Donald aad P. Mossier; R. Loppy. J. McDonald and C. McDonald. LAUNDRYMKN WHIPPED St. Martin's college defeated the Tacoma Steam Laundry team at St. Martin's Sunday afternoon by a score of 10 to 4. Elkins pitched an air-tight gams for three innings, for the lauadry _tea, but he blew up and allowed the oollagians to make three runs la the fourth. The score: R H E L-U-dry 4 6 7 St. Martin's 10 11 I • • • NO-HIT PITCHER Franklin yesterday afternoon iron IU fourth consecutive victory th the grammar school series, by whitewashing tbe Washington ■shoot, IS to 9. Burkhart, star g-Mher tor Franklin, pitched a an bit issue The contest ended ta Aa serwaUi inning. c * • 4900 D OTTTING Two doubles aad a single ia held a friendly conversation with James ln Seattle last Friday, and that the sport writers ln the Rainier burg reported that he was dickering to sign Bobby. There isn't a chance In the world, according to Hall, that James will get on tbe Tacoma team. With a fair break of lu< k--niid Tacoma Is not depending much on luck, either—the Tigers should open la Tacoma next Monday close to the top of the percentage column. It Is noticeable this year that there are no "knockers" for the local bunch—everyone predicts a good season—and that moans a whole lot at the beginning of a season. At noon today a big parads formed on the downtown streets, headed by tbe famous "SIO,OOO Wheel" of the Rotary club. There were bands, troops of reserve sol diers, boy scouts, ball players and city officials in the line. All stores closed at noon, as did ths public buildings. It was sntlcipated that 20,000 persons, at least, would attend the game. four times at bat! That's pretty good for an amateur playing against professionals- Jensen made this record Saturday ln ths South Tacoma Tigers' contest against the Tacoma team. • • • KNOCK ERNIE OUT They Keystones were defeated by Puyallup Sunday, 12 to 6. The Puyallup team drove Ernie An derson to tbs club house iv the first two Innings and Fournler finished the game for him in good style. The Keystones fielded loosely in the two fateful in nings. • • • BITTCHKRB BEATEN The McKenna team trimmed the Butchers to tbs tune of 10 to 3 Sunday, after the Butchers had gone all tbe way to McKen na to tackle them. • • • LOOKING FOR GAME Ths Roysls, who defeated the Cooks and Waiters 21 to 10 Sun day, are looking for a gams for next Sunday. Call up Stivers. Madison 1113. • • • HS CACHED IT Ell Ntcoiet. "Handsome Nick," was watching tbe gam* yesterday between the Royals aad the "hash sllngers," and as soon as ha left, tbe waiters went up in the air. • • • BOTH KEATfIBI The rorestsis and Shamrocks, who traveled to DuPont Sunday, »qH> lost their games. IN THE WORLD OF SPORTS Jess Willard Interviewed By Woman! Will Never Fight Black Man, He Says s BY NIKOLA GRKELEY.BMITH. (Copyright, I*ls, by the News paper Enterprise Association.) NEW YORK, April 20.—"Sure, I take orders!" said Big Jess Will ard, the human dreadnaught who struck the blow heard round tho world. "1 taks them from my big boss, Hattie Willard. She's a little woman alongside of me, but she's a BIG BOSS. And my wife gets HER orders from little Jess, ft seems funny that a baby 16 months old should run a great big fellow like me. But it's ths truth!" This was after time had been called ln Jess Wlllard's "star dressing room for his first conver sational bout with a woman. "Miss Greeley-Smith. Jess Wil lard," said Loney Haskell, man age? of Haramersteln's Victoria theater, introducing us, and, ac cording to the rules, we shook hands, made for our respective corners and the bout was on. "How big is your BIG BOSS?" I asked ths champion. "She's about five-foot seven. Jess Willard's Life Story WHIPS JOHNSON FOR BABY'S SAKS RY 1F,.4. HOOK. CHAPTER VI. When Jobs Willard finished off bis 1912 boxing season with his good showing ln New York tbo world finally started to talk about the giant cowboy "hope" and he busted into the record books. He returned to Chicago and after stopping another pair of big fellows at Fort Wayne, definitely split with Cutler and put himself under ths management of Tom Jones. Cutler now holds a judg ment in Milwaukee against Wil lard for some $2,a00, to which ths court decided he was entitled for his expenses Iv supporting aud training Willard during the cham pion's unproductive period. Willard went to the coast and put over bis first long battle— and lost it. Gunboat Smith, who looked awfully good then, turned the trick. Willard put up a great fight and the decision could have gone either way without com ment. Even old BUI Naughton, tbs boss of fight experts, who has since gone to his rest, must hays been surprised at the decision, as bis story of the flgbt by rounds seat during tbe progress of the contest, made R look all Willard. Old Charley Miller boxed four rounds with Willard at San Fran cisco next, for a draw, then AI WUliams was Jess* victim at Reno. Wlllard's next fight came near CITY LEAGUE STARTS SEASON AT ATHLETIC PARK NEXT SUNDAY Announcing the first sanies of tbe Tacoma City Baseball league •f semi-pros, for next Sunday, President -James W. Corcoran haa given out tha complete schedule for the season. There will be 3« games this season, each team meeting the others twice. A gen eral admission charge of 25 cents will he made, and the proceeds will pay for tbe expense of tbe winning team's trip to Collfornia, to compete for national amateur championship. AH Karnes will be played at Athletic park. The schedule follows: •April 16—Oakland vs Bates Ole-ies. •April IG—Olympte vs. Mil miMQUArom_ Sketches from life of' Jess Willard, the new heavyweight cham pion of tlie world, drawn In New York especially for The Times by Parker. How he looked when Miss Greeley-Smith Interviewed bin- but she weighs only 120 pounds," he answered. "I'll never- torget the first time I ever saw her.. It was my first knockout. I- was driv lag on a narrow road when a riina»v%y team came along." "Yes." I Interrupted, "and your future wife and her father and mother were ln It And you stopped the team and saved your wife's, life!" _I)lg Jess smiled deprecatlngly. "Little Jess is 18 neonttts old, the apple of Big Jess' eye." putting him out of boxing. He knocked out "Bull" Young ln the eleventh round at Vernon, Cal., and Young died the next day. To add pathos Young was to have been married a few days after the fight. WHlard was exonerated, but was so broken up over the af fair that he seriously considered quitting boxing forever. (, ; waukee. I May 2—Brewers vs. Milwau kee. May 9—Bates vs. Olympic club. May 16—Olympio club ta. Brewers. • •May 16—Bates vs. Sooth Ta coma. ♦May 16—Milwaukee ra. Oak laad. May 23—Bates Clothes vs. Brewers. June •—Milwaukee vs. South T acorns. June ll—Olympio club vs. 'Oakland. June CO—Brewara vs. South Taeoma. June 27—Bates vs. Oakland. I When he smiles, he shows big . white teeth that look as if they could bite a horseshoe in two, and his mouth lifts more at one corner than the other, -making a queer little catch in his smile. "Well, she saved my life lots of times since then just by BE ING ALIVE!" he said. "Say," he said earnestly, "don't make me out to have a swell head. I haven't. I'm glad this i But be name back east and won five fights in tbe rest of 1913. Two of them were knockouts. Jess spent 1914 waiting, hoping and keeping himself ln condition ■ for the fight with Johnson, whic'J Jonas and Curley assured him was not far off. He has been re paid for the wait. The new champion is so far un like his predecessors that it is ■ hard to imagine him a prlso ■ tighter. Willard neither smokes • nor drinks and la not likely to bs overwhelmed by bis new honors. He is just a big, common, happy go-lucky son of ths prairie, whose ohlef object In life, now that *ie has attained his ambition in whip ping Jack Johnson, is to see that his wife and four kids have the comforts he can give them. Hs desires principally to give the youngsters the education that ho lacked. When things came good for Jess he established his family— there are three girls and little Jess, aged 16 months—ln a bun galow in the suburbs of Los An geles. "Little Jess wants you to win," ' his wlfs cabled him before the ' hattie with Johnson. After little Jess' old man had laid the black oh amnion cold and ' finally escaped thaVhowling mob for tbe privacy of bis dressing room he spoke his first words: "Gee, It's groat for the kids," be said. (THE END) July 11—Milwaukee vs. South Tacoma. •July 11—Brewers vs. Bates. 1 •July 11—Olympic club vs. J Oakland. ' July ll—Mliwaukes vs. Oak land- July 85—Olymple club vs. f Brewers. August I—Bates vs. Olympia club. •August I—South Tacoma vs. Oakland. •August 1 — Milwaukse vs. ! Brewers. August B—Bates vs. Milwau kee. •August 8 — Brewers vs. Oa_- thing happened as It did for what it means to Hattie and the kids. I'm glad I fought the winning fight for the supremacy of the white race. lam going to make a short tour of the world. And then I stand ready to meet all the white hopes that want to chal lenge me. But no BLACK Hopes need apply!" "Why not?" I asked for to bar Black Hopes does not seem to ms to be playing the game as It should be played. "Not on account of race preju dice!" Big Jess answered, "but on account of peace between ths races. After that fight at Reno lots of good Americans were killed in riots between the blacks and ths whites. I don't want any blood on my conscience. I'm a man of peace. Say, do you know that except for fights in the ring I'VE NEVER HAD A FIGHT IN MY LIFE!" "Next!" called the boy ln ths wings at Hammerstein's. land. ♦August B—Olympic club vs. South Tacoma. August 15—Bates vs. South Tacoma. August 22—Olympia olub vs. South Tacoma. August 29—Bates vs. Milwau kee. Sept. 12—Brewers vs. Oak land. Sept. 19—Oakland vs. South Tacoma. •Sept. 19—Olymplo olub vs. Milwaukee. •Afternoon games. #>__ •-* . j ♦ FEDERAL LEAGUE * ♦ ♦ Standing of the Clubs. Won. Lost. Pet. Brooklyn 6 1 .85T Chicago 6 3 .714 Kansas City 6 3 .616 Newark 6 4 .556 Pittsburg 8 6 .375 Baltimore 3 6 .333 Buffalo I 5 .296 St. Louis 2 5 .286 Results Yesterday. R H | Baltimore 2 8 1 Newark 13 15 3 Bailey, Smith, Conley and Owens; Kaiserling and Rarldsn. Chicago | 11 0 St. Louis 1 T 4 McConneil aad Fischer; Wat son, Willett, C'randHll and Hart ley. Kansas City 4 11 I Pittsburg 2 6 0 Packard, Allison snd Easterly; Hearn, Dickson, Knetxer and Ber ry. Brooklyn 10 13 0 Buffalo 5 10 1 Bluejacket, Flnneran and Land Bedient, Woodman and Blair. FAST LITTLE TEAM The McKinley Hill Stars de feated the Milton second team In both games of a double-header at the tldeflatq diamond Sunday, 8 to 2 and 16 to 2. Larson, Snap piro and Thornburg pitctied good ball for the Stars, as did Brown for Milton. The feature of ths game was tbe playing of John Larson. The scores: First gams R H E Stars 8 16 2 Milton I « | Batterlss: J. Larsen, Shapplro and I lough land; Swansen, Brown and Ed Lorens. Second game fl II P! Stars 16 IS t Milton t t • Batteries: Lorens, Brown and Holthurseu, Lorent; Shapplro, Thoroburjr and Folscn. BASEBALL BOXING And in a minute Big Jess was )ut on the stage. Howls, whis tles, hysterical cheers and feet pounding followed for a good five minutes. New York was welcom ing the champion of the world! Swain Will Get $2,000 Charley Swain, "the Moose," will receive over $2,000 in cash as a result of Sunday's benefit game. —' An approximate check of the returns was made today, although many persons selling tickets have not sent ln the money as yet, and It was believed that with all bills paid, the crippled ball player would receive at least $2,000. "Megaphone Miller," conces sion man at the ball park, sold 1,000 souvenir score cards Surf day, and was "cleaned out" for peanuts, chewing gum and candy. He felt so good over the results of his first "big day" In Tacoma that yesterday he turned over $25 to the Swain fund. 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(Morning game) R H B Brooklyn 2 9 0 Boston . 7 9 2 Bell and McCarty; Strand and Gowdy. (Afternoon game) II II E Brooklyn 4 9 2 ■ Boston 6 12 2 Smith and Miller; Rudolph and Gowdy. St. Louis 1 4 0 Cincinnati 4 8 0 Snllee. Meadows and Snyder; Lear and Clark. Pittsburg 7 15 1 Chicago 8 14 2 Kantlehner, Harmon and Schang; Standrjdge, Pierce and Bresnahan. ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦*>♦♦• ♦ ♦ ♦ AMERICAN LEAGUE # *> ♦-- $>«>*<!>'3>*t>**<S><s><»**>*S>s«-'3>*» Standing of the tlnbs. Won. Lost. Pet. Detroit 4 2 .667 Boston 3 2 .600 Washington .1 2 .600 New York 3 2 .600 Cleveland 3 3 .500 St. touts 3 3 .500 Chicago 2 4 .333 Philadelphia 1 4 .200 Games Yesterday. New York 1114 1 Philadelphia (IB 6 Caldwell and Nunamaker; Pen nock, Davis and Lapp. Boston 2 6 4 Washington 4 7 2 Mays and Thomas; Johnson and Alnsmlth. _. Chicago 1 3 2 Detroit 6 10 3 Faber and Schalk; Boland and McKee. Cleveland 2 1 0 St. Louis 7 18 5 Coumlm and O'Neill; Louder- ' milk and Severold. 'RAY EOR JAMES Jimmy Woods pitched against the Olympic club Friday, and al though he was wild at the start he settled down and there was nothing doing.