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PIFFLE BOXING BASEBALL ATHLETICS N. W. LEAGUE ASSURED; FANS BOOST TIGERS • ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦*♦*♦ » 9 1 9 * e> "111 . 9 IliMiK" 9 4 9 For the benefit of those • ♦ persons who wish lo assist • 4- baseball in Tacoma, but who I ♦ may not be reached by the • >> Commercial club committee . # of 160, The Times Sport- • •-■ Ing Editor has arranged to • 4 handle a limited supply of • ht eeason books. ♦ Any person may obtain v • • sea on book of licketi to all 4 -.■ Norl hwestern I. ague games ♦ ••■ played at Athletic park this • 4. year, by sending $.". to the ■• 9 Sporting Editor. The book • ♦ will be mailed to >ou. 9 We're doing this as a 4 *• courtesy lo the public, and • ♦■ to assist Runs Hall, whom •• ♦ we believe will give Tacoma « ♦• a baseball team this year • ♦ that we can be proud of. • 9 ♦».H«t,*<M.ill Willi Hie Commercial chili llned up behind Russ Hall, with a corking good Tacoma Tiger club assured; aud with Butte and Great Falls practically finished with I heir preliminary negotia tions, directors of the Northwest ern league are today heaving a huge sigh of relief. On the success of a Tacoma team hinged the question ol whether or not there would be a league this year. Now that Rust Hall has taken over the lean, and haa been given the unquali fied support of the big busines. men of the city, Hie last big Im pediment to baseball success In SPANAWAY HAS GREAT SMOKER With Its new hall packed to the doors, the Bptaawa) Athletic club staged a second smoker mil entertainment Sat unlay ulglit, realizing sufficient funds to give its baseball club a bight) sucics.-; ful start for the 111 tl season. It was Ihe largest crowd that has ever attended any kind of enter tainment in Spanaway. Tlie program consisted of sev en four-round bonis and one three-round match. Leonard Severson of Parkland displayed v clever left punch that barfled Bill Ran of Orchard Hi 1 throughout the foiy rounds, l'lu-y boxed at HO. Severson had a shade. Ralph Rau and Jack Barnes, 140, boxed a slow four round-. If Ran bad followed up his leads he could have won handily by a K. O. It resulted ln a draw. Frank Handy and Donald Hub ble boxed v draw at Hi," pounds. Handy was handicapped by an in- jured leg. McArdle of Loveland and Sim on of Spanaway, lfco pounds, boxed a draw. Ray McGce of Spanaway gave But Cannon of Loveland the beat ing ot his sweet young life. The ilniil gong saved Loveland's pi lite from a dream pill. Howard Boynton of Park la ml and Carl Kongsbadi of Spanaway furnished the class of the card, keeping the fans on their feet throughout the bout. It was a alasliiiig. smashing draw. Bill Putle of Parkland and Bill Price of Tacoma boxed a three-round exhibition, with Prlco showing wonderful cleverness, lie earned a decision. The main event of the even ing waa to have been between Charlie King of Spanaway ana Guy Highberg 01 Tacoma. King sprlaned his back Saturday .how ever, nnd Leo Bisliop fChristian) was substituted for him. Bishop, naturally more clever than the country boy, was no match for Ben Lunberg Has New Ball Club Hen l.unticrg, well known among the amateur hall players, haa re-organized hla team for the 1918 season, and named it the "Outlaws." The team will play Saturday afternoon games during the coming season. Lunherg would be glad to arrange for games with any amateur teams for Saturday afternoons, starting next week. SPT WINS tOM N. P. TEAM rtbern Pacific bowling icyed to Dupont yeater igaln lost its game to •am of that city, 2.416 The teams contained Ing players: N. P: — annian. Johnson. Berk, sr; Dupont — Miller, Smith, Hardy, Cl.alie. SPORTS and AMUSEMENTS this corner of the may has been removed. Hall - committee of ISO business men will start -idl ing season liook.H Wednes day. TIIC a a .11,11 ill !«■•■ In being -elected till- HfUr noun. It should lie e.isj to dispose of 1..VMl liai">ks. Joe MeOtaatty will go to Butt, us soon as the baseball enthus iasts in that city settle the tech nicality that arose over $_M 0 worth of back debts incurred by a former Untie team. That Joe is certain of Cue Butte berth is reported on good authority. ! Sum,■thing over $ I .">,(. "U has oeeu raise to support a Butte team. Great Falls, a wealthy little Montana mining town, is getting back of Its proposed team strong, ! Hiid is sure to come Into the league. Bill Hurley, well known veteran of the diamond, who managed a league in west »m Canada two y«ars ago, is said to be slated lor tlie Great Falls managership. Spokane made a happy choice a.ha'ii ii signed up Mi I- Williams as manager. Itni. linivwi re|Hii'ts that the Vancouver situation is lid ler, ami lie believes be Can make a mik'cosn of his Beav er team there again this year. Tealy Raymond will Imve charge of Seattle's (•hints again, ami is already signing up an A-l team. There's more baseball enthus iasm in Tacoma today than there has been In two .ears. We'll see some real games here this year, fellers. lllghberg, and could have won at any time, lie subjected Iligli berg to an unmerciful beating. Bishop would aiia'Ke a good match with Charlie Havison, the boy who made a hit at Spanuway two weeks ago. Roth lads are of a weight, and both are power ful hitters. A chicken mulligan was ::erv ed after the smoker, but because of the crowd's size there wasn t enough to go around. Rill Fow ler refereed all matches. ANOTHER NICE TRICK OF MR. JIM CORBETT Jim t'orbett hus cut the final strings which bound him to the big Kngllsh heavyweight, Tom Cowler. After the bout In which Jack Oillon sunk the big fellow in two rounds of boxing, and when it was evident that Cowler was 111 and unable to do much more In the ring for some time, t'orbett decided to "unload as easily as possible. SQUIRREL FOOD Isn't It So? NEW BILLIARD PARLOR OPEN Charles R. Peterson and James E. Cooksie. popular billiard par lor proprietors, are welcoming their friends today to their new ball. »4;j oCmni'Tce. Th—a two men have managed the I'flster parlors, llth and Pa cific, for six years. In their new hall the. have nine pocket bil liard tables, two carom billiard tables, and an English billiard table. The place has been furn ished with Wilton velvet carpets, and is lighted throughout with the famous Inverted, Indirect lighting system, which prevents any shadow falling from the ball, or on them. First Amateur Game Is Played The first amateur game of the season between two regularly or ganized Tacoma baseball teams resulted In a 4 to 3 victory of tliel isinarek Athletics over the Will-1 aniette Casket company team Sunday afternoon. The game' only went six innings. Score: R H E Blsnian k 4 4 2 Casket C 3 7 1 Batteries: Lypliart and Carl son; LaChapelle and Thomas. Postpone Bout NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 28. — Because of an injury received by Mandot while training, tlie 20 --round bout scheduled between he and Ritchie Mitchell of Mil waukee for March 3, was post poned indefinitely. Forfeit Again Another failure on the part of the Seattle Rangers to put ln an appearance yesterday. after noon at Athletic park gave the Tacoma Association football team a forfeiture victory. Tacoma has two more games away from home before closing the soccer _ason. FAST GAMES IN TOURNEY TONIGHT One of the most exciting games of the pocket billiard champion ship tournament will M_ held to night at tlie Andrews parlors when Harry W. Andrews and Frank Xaubert, neither of whom has yet suffered defeat, will tan gle. Tomorrow night two other experts will meet—Al Rosseau and Charles Peterson. Cowler has lung trouble, and friends ure sending him to the mountains near New York, t'or bett has dropped mightily in the opinion of fans throughout the country as a result of his act. t'orbett picked up Cowler In Portland last year, a week after he had offered himself as man ager and instructor of Joe Bonds in Tacoma, while the former champion was making a tour of the west on the Pantages circuit. THB fiildbllA TIMES POSTPONE FARMER MATCH TO FRIDAY A ni is" nil rst and ing on the part of Frank Farmer over his scheduled match with Fighting Billy Murray, which was to heve takeu place at tillde rink tonight, caused a hasty conference last evening and a postponement ol the match until Friday. Farmer hud come to Tacoma from Wisconsin last Wednesday. Sammy Howard, his manager, had not yet arrived from San Francisco. Farmer went to Orting, and then continued on to Kapowsin, where lie had been stopping with friends, whlllng- away his tlr.ie hunting in the foothills of Mount Tacoma. He received one tele gram from Sammy Howard, out the wire did not say anything about the date of a match. When Farmer came to Tacoma last evening lie was on the verge PETER'S IFFLE t c Jack Johnson has been or dered deported from Eng land. It happened Saturday. He happily selected South America as his next place to light. Jack is beginning to discovrf the truth of that old adage aboul the wayi of the aggressor. They're shunt hlm back and forth across the ocean every month or so. If you want to win your spring haberdashery without an argument, lay a little bit on Willard. Jim Corbett has picked Moran. Masked marvels may come and masked marvels may gO, but Sammy Howard's dia mond teeth flush go on for ever. Frank Farmer offered a swell compliment to the sporting writers of Tacoma when he said that he didn't know he was matched for a bout here tonight. Even If his manager hadn't told him about the fight, he couldn't have missed it had be given a Tacoma sport page the once over. We'll remember that, Frank. Tomorrow's the leap year day of lenp year, girls. It'B the one big day this year when you are entitled to do the proposing. We know lots of nice ellgibles who'd be just crazy to receive a proposal. How about Russ Hall, for BY AHERN of a break with Howard. He de clared that tlie little diamond toothed manager had put him ln a sad predicament, by falling to let him know the date of ihe bout «nd not letting him get In t oiid ii mi Howard had voluble antl leu^tiu explanations. After a conference between Paul Steele, Howard and Farmer, It was decided that the bout should be laid over until Friday, to give Farmer a chance to train. "Everything is on tlie square, and I am most certainly going to meet Murray Friday night," said Farmer today. "This delay is not my fault. I'm sorry, but I . " iiiin t go into the ring against such a good boy without trail ing." It is certain that if Farmer does not carry out his agreemnt, he won't ever come back to 'la coma to box. instance. Fat, sassy, cheer ful and Southern. Never worries, always smiles, has lots of friends and likes to sleep late in the morning. And then there's Joe Gor man. He's the boy who acts as fumigator for the city health department. Outside of his job, lie's real nice. He has blue-black hair, wears Chnrlie Chaplin, who is rest ing up in New York, dropped into a gallery last night to wit ness a prize fight. He Baid he wanted to learn some new falls. natty clothes, looks nice in rubber gloves and dances adorably. He could bring home fine specimens of mi crobes for the kiddies to play with, and he would always have a handful of formalde hyde stuck away in ills pocket for emergencies. Then there's such splendid eligible* to choose from as Jim Cameron and Andy Knox, and Hay Grummet, and Walter Corcoran and Richard E. Hayes and Bob Conant, and, oh! we could name dozens more, but we'd like to see this bunch mar ried off before we went after the rest. Don't overlook a chance, girls. Although it is leap year, tomorrow Is the one big day when you are taking no chance of getting pinched if you brace a good looking prospective hubby and ask him to marry you. Another four years and you'll be too old. Since Sherman was so em phatic ln his description of war, wonder what he would have said about baseball war? The national commis sion last year received $55, --461.74 and disbursed $48, --482.30. Attorneys engaged in the war got $9,637.92. The Armando Marsans case alone cost $1,777.71. Lots of things happen ln March. Seed-planting, spring training, outdoor athletics and the Willard-Moran bout. Although you musn't blame March for the latter. It's been dohig its best to juggle the bout onto April. SAMMY GOOD BOXES WAGNER TONIGHT Sammy Good is meeting Billy Wagner, brother of "Chicago Charley" White, tonight at Balt Lake City, in a four round match, according to a letter written to friends here. Sammy has been away from Tacoma less than two months and has had eight bouts. *_T_l___w_v«*ni fc_3f_i a __ j__ "i ill 1 4. Steamers Tacoma and Indianapolis for Seattle I.rav. Municipal Dock. T»oo ■ I '11. t 00, !».»» «. m.; IK 1:00. 1:00. 7 00. I 00 p m. Lmvi Colman Dock, S«*tu«. TOO 1 00, 11:00 «. m ; i:ie, lea, 1:00, 7:00. 115 pro rasteat and Ftnut St-._m«ri_ Sinai* Kara, lie; Round Trln. 10c "* XI B hl llnnaa Trips Dally. t, t. JUNKS Atrmt. off!.* Munla- k-i rifirk M Key WHERE TACOMA IS AMUSING ITSELF _______ Theaters TACOMA Dark. Knnni "Kick In," crook dniiim. Matinee Wednesday ami Sat urday. PANTAOKH "The Mystic Bird," antl good vaudeville acta. Movies APOLLO "What Will People Say," ! with Olga Petrova, and Royal ! (.uatenialeii Marine Hand. ! COMIXIAI, "Jane," clever comedy, with < I i.n lull c (Jreeiiwood. MI'I.IHII IIXK "The Plunderer," with Wlll i lam Kariiiim. Also movies of ! Klks* parade. ! LIBERTY ; "(iiiHi'dtng Old (.lory," five ' reel pal riot It film. CwTm y '■Til _rij ItV PHRIHIIK FILM. Henry Woodruff makes his photoplay debut in Triangle's "The Beckoning Flame." • • • W. S. Hart will soon be seen to good advantage iv a Triangle photoplay of the Canadian North west. • • • Tom Ince Is rapidly rebuilding his Santa Monica plant that was recently destroyed by fire. . . . While making the eleventh epi sode for I'iiiversal serial, "Graft," Jack Abbott bad a narrow escape from death. As he made a fall through a trap door in the floor he struck his chin antl was knock ed insensible, falling Into a oage of lions underneath. • • i Lasky's "Mad ame La Presl dente" Is quite a fashion show with Anna lleld's wonderful dis play of gorgeous gowns. c a c Ellzubeth liurbrldge, who plays tho leading feminine role In "Golden Lie." an Essanay three act drama, is the grand-daughter of the late General Stephen B. liurbrldge, commander of the first brigatTe, Thirteenth army corps, and military governor of Kentucky under President Lin coln. * • • Fifty-six Indians were used in connection with the making of ihe William Fox production, "Gold and the Woman." One of the scenes in the picture shows the demolition of an Indian camp by dynamite. • » * Anita King, the Paramount Girl, has ben Invited to visit Salt I«\ke City t" preside at the dedi cation of tho now Paramount house which opens in that city to be known as the Empress theater. "Jane" Is One Regular Scream With a laugh a second and sev eral laughs for the climax, "Jane," the comedy at the Co lonial theater this week, Is one of the funniest comedies which has been shown ln thla city for some time. Charlotte Green wood, the premier comedienne of the legitimate stage, is starred In thla production with her laugh manufacturing partner, Sydnoy Grant. The comedy does not even ap proach the slap-stick variety but the complicated situations which arise and the excellent work of the cast have made possible a very entertaining hour of refined comedy. The tall, loose-Jointed Char lotte Greenwood makes an Ideal "Jane," and Sydney Grant could get away with butlering aa a steady diet. He is compelled to register consternation throughout the picture and he does it so well that the audtenoa feels his con sternation with him. Marimba Band Is Sensation The marimba made its tlebut in Tacoma yesterday, and ao fa vorably impressed were the crowds that heard thla sweet in strument played by the Guate malan experts at the Apollo that It la certain to become the most enjoyed thins ia the city during the week. Dulcet, harmonious melodies were evoked from this instru ment which Guatemala boasts ns a creation of Its own, and the ex cellent playing ot the members Edited By Eddie Peters Petrova Is Ravishing In Her Drama, ' What Will People Say 9 The beautiful stur, Olga Petrova, who opened an engagement at the Apollo Sunday In her most sensational film, "What Will Peo ple Hay?" Tlie Apollo also Is offering the Marimba baud, which seductive music on an instrument new to this country. Patriotic Appeal Made In "Guarding Old Glory" "Guarding Old Glory," a five reel feature film showing how I'ncle Sam Is prepared to defend himself in the air, on laud, on and under the sea, is appearing at the Liberty until Wednesday. It is a comprehensive picture authorized by tlie federal gov ernment and presented by F. (). Neilsen. It places the spectator in the conning tower of a sub- Anita Stewart Vitagraph's Prettiest, Slenderest Star Anita Stewart, Vitagraph's prettiest, slenderest star, was born in Brooklyn just 20 years ago. She began in the movies five years ago as an extra girl for her brother-in-law, Ralph Inc., director at Vitagraph studios. Her first real picture waa "Die Wood Violet." She became a star over night. She has be.n Vitagraph's star ever sinco and of the band who work together with marvelous skill stirred th© big audiences at the Apollo to ad miration and enthusiasm. Mme. Olka Petrova's admirers found her as wondrous and pow erful as ever in the new picture in "What Will People Say?" rier luxuriant personality registers >n the screen with telling effect, and the crowds yesterday had full op portunity ln the Intensely inter esting drama to feast upou the pictures of her. Walter berg stationery co. Develop—Print—Knla rging Monday, Feb. 28, 1916. ; ■ i "i' LATE BILLS PHOTOPLAYS PERFORMERS FILM QOSSIP marine, pitching and plowing through the waves; In the shad ow of the great guns of a battle ship; in the rush of excitement as a field battery gallops into action: in the firing seat of an airship as it reconnoiters high in the air. The film is educational, in that It shows the United States' pres ent preparedness against war, a topic everywhere being disrussed, has never worked for auy .>tli<_ film concern. Her work wltii 1-arle Williams in "The Sins of the Mothers," "The ,lugg rnau»" and "My Lady's Slipper" m ide her one of the most popular fa vorites of the screen. She s a chestnut-blonde, gray-eyed and "photographs brautlful.." She denies ever having been In love: | She is fond of deactar i '• Wes | Pi city shoes FARNUM F,..:,-. FILLS HOUSE Record-breaking crowds pack ed the Melbourne yesterday to see the celebrated star, William Farnum, in his suprem «cr*_n triumph, "The Plunderer " William Fox produced "The Plunderer" In five parts and no expense- was spared to make It ono of yie season's most elaborate plays. The Tuesday parade, de lie i tlon and street crowds, <;:kr;\ during the Elks' celebratio:i. is another feature of merit on tho bill. Tho pictures are very etoar and cused much comiuem during their projection.