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Clearance (*Q/> Suits, sizes 20 to 34. (dear- _10/% Sale price, suit J****** a U( .,» Sale price, suit 000 Hundreds of Other Underprice Bargains Will Be Found On Every Table and Counter On the sth Bargain Floor. :Z I Rhodes Brothers I s^ 9 at 59c In Every Detail Tacoma's Leading Retail Establishment a f $1*49 COLLEGE BOY, "STRANGLER LEWIS" ISi LOGICAL OPPONENT FOR JOE STECHER ■ "ijtrangler" Lewis, college boy wrestler, Is the logical man to give a real test to Joe Stecher, th*- youngster who came from a Nebraska farm with a remarkable leg. scissors hold, won one bout after another, claims the Ameri can championship and is seeking a match with Frank Gotch for the world's title. Lewie has gone through the big international tournament -t Haw York with a clean record ln tbe oatch-as-catch-can game. Hla moat notable triumphs were over Mort Henderson, who was a sen sation aa The Masked Marvel, Wladek Zbyszko and Doc Roller. Stecher has appeared In only one match in the tournament, ile beat tha Marvel. That entitles him to meet Zbyszko and Lewis. The "Strangler" Is the only man who has ever given Stecher a real tussle since the Nebraskan . became a national figure. They PETER'S IFFLE Now all Join ln the chorus— (To the iii lie of "Si .-long, Mary," In "Forty-Five Min utes From Broadway.") "So-lonfl McGinnity— How we hate to see yon go; 80-long, McOinnity— We'll be sure to miss yon so. And we'll all be watching Ton in Butte, Joe, All tills yeor— Well retnemilier, Joey, never fear." "Sure, we'll be Just aa wall Off this year without a awfeartonal leaguq ball 2ttk." But it's significant wrestled two hours and five min utes to a draw. Lewis Is different from most wrestlers. He Is smart. He it tended Kentucky State univer sity, i lieu continued his educa tion by reading high-class litera ture in spare time, especially on trains while going from one city ii another between matches. lie Is a student of physchology and says that many times, through mind control, ha la able to make opponents do almost as he wants them to. The "Strangler's" right name Is Robert Frledrlch. He was called "Strangler" after "Strang ler" Evan Lewie, who won fame on the mat before him. He meas ures 6 feet 1 Inch, weighs 235, measures 19 Inches around the neck and 43 around tha chest. He Is only 23 years of age. that only boosters of the City league of semt-proa, are making the claim. Germany Schaafer was asked what he would play with tbe New York Yan kees this season. "Light LEVflfl" A match between Lewis and Stecher in the New York tourna ment will be the biggest event of the year in the wrestling game. The winner of the tournament comedy," he replied. • • • Russ Hall's popularity, together with his knowledge of the fine points of the game and his phenomenal ability to make his team prove a winner, qualify blm perfectly for the position of manager of the Tacoma team. If it should be that Ta aoma gets a franchise this year. For the Bake of the game, and the benefit of Ta coma, we'd like to see Russ get the franchise. • • • Something like 400,000 persons ln New York are mad over the ice skating craze. And it's equally pop ular ln every other city that has an Ice rink. It Is Just a fad, though. Next winter at this time the entire coun try may have a erase for checkers, or dominoes, or hide-and-seek. • • • Jim Coffay knocked out Lew Bodle, showing how far THE rTAOpMA TIMES "SUNSHINE" JIM COFFROTH IS HIT HARD BY SAN DIEGO FLOOD View of the Tla Juana race track grandstand after the San IHego flood had swept down the track, washing everything before It. Managers of the Lower California Raring association say they will open it again on a larger scale than before. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9. — '"Sunshine" Jim Coffroth, known throtiKhout the world for his pro motion of bix boxing matches, was among those hardest hit by the past fortnight's storm. Not only did Coffroth's sun shine talisman forsAe him, but the storm wiped out pretty miiih of everything that tlie promoter TAKE'EMBACK PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 9. — Portland may take hack Oene Krapp, pitcher, and ("laud Barry, catcher, formerly of the Beavers, who jumped to the Federals a year ago, according to Manager Walter MiCredie. TO OIVK DANCE A benefit ball will be given by the McKinley Athletic club! Saturday evening at Campbell's hall, on McKinley avenue. The j club is going in strong for ama teur baseball this year, and-tlie funds to lie raised by the ball will go towards uniforms and outfit. will get $10,000. Lewis baa tha edge on the purse and the final match probably will be between him and the farmer boy from Nebraska. some of these fighters come from being real fighters. • • • George Caney says Johnny Kllbane is trying to duck a match with him. Kllbane la one of the best little duckers In the business. ■ • • Fred Toney, pitcher, says ha will win 25 games next season. Evidently he does not expect to pitch for tha Cincinnati Reds again. • • • It has been 39 days now since January lat, and we're still trying to find the guy who started that talk about DRYERNELL. There haan't been a dry day this year. owned. The $200,000 race course built at Tla Juana, which was looked forward to aa a mecca for horse racers, was completely wiped off tlie map. So complete was the devasta tion that Coffroth and his fellow promoters have given up tlie big winter meet planned for the next lew months. Not deterred by MURRAY IS AFTER BOUT WITH WEEKS After quietly passing thrpugh Taconia and Seattle last week, Billy Murray, of California, one of the well known middleweight championship contenders of the country, has gone on to Soap Lake for a brief rest. Murray intends to start train ing immediately, with a hope of meeting one of tlie best of the Northwest middleweights. He lias his eyes on Billy Weeks and Charlie Egan, the Everett hoy, and will endeavor to land a match with either of the two. "Fighting Billy Murray, as he is better known, recently came from Australia, where he went as member of the same party in which Joe Bonds of Tacoma made bis trip to tlie Antipodes. LEVINSKY IS EASY FOR HIM NEW YORK, Feb. 9.—Bat tling Levinsky proved himself inferior to Jack Dillon of In dianapolis here last night, the latter outfighting him ln a 10 --iniiinl match. Dillon weighed 168 1-2 and Levinsky 175 1-2. Dillon was master of the situa tion throughout the entire bat tle. HARD LUCK FOR NEWKIRK A remarkable run of nine ln the three-cushion carom billiard tournament last night at the Thomas billiard parlors, made by Henry Conger, saved him from certain defeat at the hands of H. N. Newkirk. The latter was playing 25 to Cogger's 33, and Newkirk was within one point of winning tlie game when Conger made his run. Ball Players To Train Soon CHICAGO, Feb. 9.—lnterest ln baseball is due to be revived within a few weeks. President Weeghman of the Chicago Cubs announced today 'that his team would start south for spring training March B. Twenty-nine players will compose the squad. Chicago will open the season ln Cincinnati April Is. Cut Down the Bleacher Seats NEW YOKR, Feb. 9:—At the opening session of the National league directors last evening, President Bbbets of Brooklyn proposed a radical change in the league, when he suggested that each club be restricted to 2,000 25-eent bleacher seats. Boston now has 10,000 such seats, St. Louis, 9,000, Philadelphia, 6,500, and Cincinnati, 4,000. No action was taken. HITS BOXING LOS ANGELBS, Feb. 9.—The police commission, at a session yesterday afternoon, ruled that It would not permit any profes sional pugilists in the so-called amateur boxing matches in Los Angeles. Free he. lunches were ' alao tabooed. their losses, however, the men will rebuild immediately after the Denver and Reno nieeta. Coffroth'l "sunshino" has temporarily turned to shadow, but he is returning to San Fran cisco this week to remain until the weather conditions are right again for renewing his acquaint ance with the little over-the liorder sport town. Real Indian Girl Carnival Queen I.SLL COUCMOI3 A real Indian maiden, Miss Nell Couchois of St. Paul, Minn., | wag selected Indian queen of the recent sport carnival held at St. Paul by sport lovers of the North west. : Tlie real name of the Indian maiden is 0 Bana Qua dv Ques, , which maens "The Cloud Nearest Heaven." She lives north of St. Paul with others of her tribe. The carnival was a revival of affairs of the kind held 20 years ago. Men, women and children contested ln snowshoeing, skat ing, tobogganing and other sports. mmmom*****-**-*a****a*****-*a*---*ma*-**---***-*---*o EXCITING SPORTS - - BY AHERN START TONIGHT IN FIGHT FOR BOWLING HONOR For the flrsttime in years, the bowling championship of Taco ma is soon to be determined. With at least 15 players entered, the bowling tournament for in dividual championship of tlie cltv starts tonight on the alleys of "the Y. M. C. A. All the alle.s in the city will be used in the tournament, so that players can- ADVANSE DATE OF BIG MATCH NEW YORK, Feb. 9. -Be cause it was found that the Madison Square Garden had been previously engaged for the night of March 17, the heavyweight bout between Jess Willard, cham pion of the world, and Frank Moran, was advanced last night to Wednesday night, March 8. According to Tex Rickard. pro moter of tlie bout, Wilard will BOXER SEEKS TUTOR A teacher is being sought to show Bryan Downey, Columbus, 0., lightweight, the fine points of the game, and, if possible, turn him into a champion. Downey has been handled lately by Art Simms, who was a boxer THEY BAFFLE KAUFF Figures on Benny Kauff, Fed star, who has been signed hy tho New York Giants, indicate he has his troubles against left-handed pitchers. He hate left-handed. Eddie Plank of St. Louis was the Federal league southpaw last season, and he held Kauff to .187 Yesterday's Late News CHAMI'IOX lIOUKEV TOXIOIIT PORTLAND, Feb. B.—Wheth er Portland's ice hockey team will take part in the world's championship series will be de cided here tonight in the game with Vancouver. By winning tonight's game, Portland will practically cinch the champion ship. If Vancouver wins, one game will separate the two teams. HURT IN QUARREL KRISTOWN, Mont., Feb. 8. — Mrs. Alice Kirkpatrick is in a critical conditon in a Qreat Falls hospital and Mrs. Lennie Chrls tenseu is ln .jail here today as the result of a jealous quarrel. JIT DRIVER ATTACKED SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 8. — With four wounds on his body, Albert Riley, jitney driver, today told how three men attacked him after hiring him to make a trip to the beach. They obtained $16. Riley's Injuries are not serious. AIRSHIP A MYSTERY SANTA BARBARA, Feb. B.—-! Following reports of a myster ious aeroplane flying over Venice last night, residents here today declared they had seen a peculiar airship, looking like a huge spid er, maneuvering over the city. It disappeared toward the Santa Barbara Islands. MORE DOM ARRESTS LOS ANGELES. Feb. B.—Two women, a doctor and a messenger Wednesday, Feb. 9, 1916. not claim unfamlliarity with the alleys, the last match to be rolled one week from tonight on the Tacoma building alleys. m Tho men who will compete foi the Tacoma bowling champion ship are Backovich, Radouloh Lee, Whlener, Marinkovich, Sonic, Rogers, Vitaich, llendrick sen, McCoy, Lubina, Herdman, Petrinovich and Remetich. get $47,500 and Moran $22,5<>_, • The total receipts will have to be in tlie neighborhood of $120, --000 in order to return a profit. Considerable doubt is being ex pressed over the wisdom of tlie affair, from a financial stand point. The garden will he par tially rebuilt, so as to hold 11, --000 persons. It now seats 10, --000. «• ■ some years ago. "Pop" Downey, the boy's father, made a trip to New York to secure tlie services of a star boxer for the boy. Downey was started ln the bnx ing gatne by his father and has a good record. average. *• Kauff batted ..17 against Dave Davenport, St. Louis right-hander, and .272 against McConnell, Chi cago right-hander. Plank, Dav enport, and McConnell were the league's leading pitchers. Kauff's average against the three was .111. ** nre scheduled for arrest today in' connection with the federal probe of an alleged drug ring which is said to have operated from Van couver to Tia Juana. mil TWO WOMEN* KIAMATH FALLS, Feb. 8. — Mrs. Myrtle Jones and her moth- . er, Anna Wilcox, were shot and killed today by William Doyle In Langells valley, accorditig to ineage rdetails received here. Doyle is said ot have declared the women attacked him after a dispute over a lease of land. WHOLE TRAIN OF ILLS SEATTLE, Feb. 8. — When Mrs. Solusher, wife of a promi nent pianist here, fainted today, tlie coffee boiled over, putting out tlie gas. She was asphyxiat ed. WOMAN GOLFER PASSES AWAY BOSTON, Feb. 9 —Mrs. E. C. Wheeler, for 15 years one of the leading women golfers of the United States, died yesterday at Poland Springe, Me. She had played In nearly every national championship since 1901, win- *' ning the women's Eastern cham pionship In 1907. Only One "BROMO QI!1>'I!.B" To act tli« jenulne, call for full name, LAXATIVK BROMO QUIN INE. Look for algnatura of Et. W. QROVE. Curea a Cold In Ona Day. 25c.