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The Circuses Are Signing Up Every Kind of Athletes Ex cept Bowlers — They Are in a Class by Themselves. William Hart Film Stays Whole Week Owing to many requests and Bible. the large crowds that have been Never before in Tacoma motion unable to gaain admittance to the picture hlstorv has a film play Melbourne since the opening per- caused so much comment as "The formance Sunday, Bill Hart In Gunflghter." It is a production "The Cunflighter" will remain un- far above the ordinary and many til Saturday night, and the man- have returned for the second time agement suggests that all who can to see'what is claimed by critics attend the matinees do It if pos- to be the peer of all Hart pictures. VALLEY LEAGUE WILL HAVE ONLY 6 CLUBS BY BILLY CAHNH A meeting of officials and fran chise holders of the Valley base ball league was held at the Com mercial club rooms last night and it was decided that a six cub league would be sufficient this season. None of the expected outsido team representatives were present. It was therefore decided to grant the remaining franchise to a city team. t'harley Fowler, manager of the Majesties, was anau'ed the sixth francnlse, which completes the cir cuit. Billy Adams refused a franchise. He was the father of the league, but for some reason, the officials of the league saw fit to Ignore him at the beginning of the sea son. He turned the tables last Knowls Is Star In Lincoln Water Meet Tryouts ln the Lincoln Park high school tank yesterday after noon resulted as follows: 100-yard dash (four lengths of the tank) — Whitney, first, 1:28; Bannssang, second; Dodge, third. 50-yard dash —Knowls, first, 33 4-5; Hubbrick, second. Those in the semi-finals were Hennessy, Harder, Leventhol, Schwedlman, Hubbrick and Whis ner. 25-yard dash—Knowls, first,) 16 1-5; Hubbrick, second. Others May Stage Come-Back Three pitching arms may have a great deal to do with tho out come of the American league race this year. They are the arms of Guy Mor ton, Joe Wood and George Foster, •very one of them a master of ■peed and curves when right, and all of them disappointments to their clubs last year. That Cleveland would have been a far more Important factor In the 191ti race had Morton not Injured his arm in mldseasoh Is not to be denied. As it was Cleveland was de prived of the support of her great eat star and Manager Fob I was obliged to saddle a great deal of his work on t'oveleskie aud Klep fer, two youngsters, who could not atand up under the strain. Then Cleveland, the sensation of the early part of the season, began to lose games with monotonous regulrity nd soon was out of the race. Guy Morton declares the kink In gone from his arm. If it is, Cleveland will be a diin gcmiis stumbling block for other lea ins in the league thi" year. Joe Wood, three years ago the •KATINKA' BRINGS CATCHY NEW SONG,'RACKETY COO' •**_.^*w.... i_aarttn Berger la the great TTtrf auocea*. "Katinka," at tlie l_e-_M theater aext Thumday. night by Ignoring them. It was decided at last night's meeting that tho forfeit money be made tlie same as last year, |50, to bo deposited with tho treasurer at tho next meeting. It was the desire of some of the outside franchise holders to try to coax the Auburn club to come Into the league. They therefore tried to get the manager of the team by telephone. Ho could not be reach ed and It was for this reason that the league had to stick to six clubs. It is just as well that Tacoma be represented In the league, how ever, as there are some good ball players ln this city, probably bet ter than will be found ln the su burbs. At Ihe next meeting a schedule committee will be appointed. wero Perry, Leventhol, Whisner, Whitney. 25-ynrd hack stroke—Perry, first, 20 4-5; Whitney, second; Hunt, third; Hennessy, fourth. Fancy diving for points (three dives nt 10 points each I Knowls, 28; Whisner, 25; Pease, 24; Whit ney, 24; Perry, 23; Olswang, 23; Harder, 23; Waite, 22; Hubhrlek, 20; Dodge, 20; Otto, 17. Poase won third In the extra contest for the tie-off with Whitney. 25-yard breast stroke —Sanes- sang, first, 21 2-D; Whitney, Pese, Hennessy. wonder of the American league, has had a bad arm for two sea sons. George Foster, the star of IDiri, was ineffective last year. Wood believes lie is going to be right this year and that the Dos ton management places some con fidence ln his belief Is shown by their reluctance to trade him, al though they have carried him at a loss. I tn-ton lias offered to trade Wood for Hteve O'Neill, the Cleveluuil cnt< her, ami really has plni id him on the mar ket Ht his 10lit value rather than an experiment. Rut It Isn't likely Wood will bo traded. Magnates don't like the idea of trading a known quantity for an unknown. George Foster announced he would like to play in the South ern league at least a part of this season to see if he couldn't get back in shape. If Foster comes through he will be hauled hack to Roston in a hurry, for Harry, a first year man ager, isn't anxious to lose the serv ices of a pitcher of his caliber. These three soupbones will have a lot to do with the American league race if they get going right. It Is promised that the whole town will he whistling and sum ming "Rackety Coo!" after the performance of "Katlnka," the brilliant new musical play which Arthur Hammerstein will present at the Tacoma theater next Thurs day night. The melody of "Rackety Coo!" ■md the other singing and dancing number of "Katinka" are. the work of Rudolf Frlml. who supplied the scores for "The Firefly" and "High Jinks," and whose fame among Americas light opera com posers Is firmly established. The words to the various songs and the plot and lines of the play are the work of Otto Hauerbai'h, collab orator with Frlml ln the other two productions. What has become of tlie old fash ioned Valley baseball league of ficial who used to refer to the Lincoln A. C. ball club as the Adamsltes? I BEST OF ALL I $15 SUITS HERBST CT/OTHEH I gnd Floor. Nat. Realty Bldg. | WHERE TACOMA IS AMUSING ITSELF Theaters TACOMA Coming—BoNton Opera Co. PAN TAGK_ "Tho Telephone Tangle," with vaudeville*. Ri-Xih'NT "Reg i n leu ml Frolics," with vaudeville, i *—******—***— Film Houses COLO.M \L "The Right Direction," with Vi. inn Martin. APOLLO "The OHM of K.lcn," with Violi. li.i • i mi i inll km: ; "Tho (JuiifiKliter," with YVII-; I liam s. Hart. Big Contest Ends Tonight There's st ill timo to submit an answer to Hilly Funis' lm-.iii.ill problem. Answers inn-1 In- in the Sporting: Kdi loi•'•> hiiiuls by "> o'clock to * night. Mm winners will bo anii> iiini ill tomorrow. Once more we print tho problem. There may he a chance yet to win a prize, if you hurry. In a game between Detroit anil Washington, Ty Cobb is at but. Can Cobb reach first base on a foul fly thst is caught, then score a run, although In his ulti'mpls to advance to iin- plate he is apparently re tire.! at three succeeding buses, no assistance being rendered by any other bats. man or runner? If so, tell how. First pri/.c, season ticket to Athletic pin k. See.,mi prize, $T. book of ball ticket... Third prize, $______ book of tickets. Lincoln Park Notes Among the Athletes and Students of the Large South Sldo School. Carl Iffert, one of the school's best basket tossers, refuses to give a definition of "spring" unless he knows what kind it is. o o o liar.lieMhi 11 enthusiasts of the school have given up all hope of seeing the much longed for game with Ciishman, as uo game can be arranged within a week or more. o o o Mr. Nesbitt, of the faculty, Is very popular with tho girls. He was seen the other day with a rib bon tied about his head. o o o It is reported that Leo Nelson, one of the heavywoights, Is going to take up pole vaulting this year. It's hard to imagine Leo going over the bar. o o o Paul Eaton, a well known ath lete, has quit school. He is sadly missed on tlie wrestling and track teams. o O o George (Tubby) Anderson la getting very popular with the fair sex. He was seen ln the hall a few afternoons ago with a crowd of girls about him. o o o The Lincoln quintet will sing at a vaudeville program March 9th ln the school auditorium, o o o Sam Skldmore, the most popu lar hoy at school, envies Les Pat terson as a writer. Sam says he does not need Pat's advice along such lines. 0 0 0 Some of our baseball stars are beginning to shine. They have al ready been braving the weather and tossing tlie pill around. <1 DIVINE SANCTION FOR FILM CO. CLAIMED BY TOLEDOAN Claiming divine sanction, the Mena Film Co., backed by leaders of the International Hlble Stu dent' association, is floating a film venture, capitalized at $250,000, ln shares of $1 each. The president Is Ernest W. V. Kuehn, of Toledo, who gave up business several years ago to de vote his time to the Interests of the international Hlble Students' association. In part the prospec tus reads: "As to the motives Inspiring the directors of the Mena Film Co., the directors wish to assure you that we have taken extraor dinary precautions to aacertaln the Lord's will respecting thla venture, and ln every Instance the Lord haa clearly Indicated to us to go ahead." The company will take over the late Pastor Russell's film, "Creation," which has been shown here. A new scenario will be written and will be acted by the beat actors available. The film will be act to "the grandest orches tral music that can be selected." THE TACOMA TIMES. First Sacker Thompson May Not Sign Up; Other N. W. League News "1 never make much fuss at a schedule meeting of the league, but I'm going to insist this year that I get a good date for oiicning the season in Tacoma, and that I get at least two straight weeks of ball at home when the season starts. l want the fans here to have a good chance to lamp the players right at the jump of the j ball season. This idea of barn storming all around the circuit be fore the team plays at home, doesn't make a hit with me." So saitli Russell Henry Hall, boss of the Tacoma Tigers. Rubs starts for Spokane tomorrow night for tho big league meeting. He says the meeting will probably pass off pleasantly—unless some one tries to gip him. Rickey Williams, the star pitch er of Ihe Oregon Aggies, who play ed with the Tigers from July 30 until the end of last season, has sent word that he will not be on hand for the opening of the 1917 season. Williams wants to finish the school year, and insists that he can't come up for the spring training. He will be on hand—in PRETTY GIRL VIOLINIST IS VAUDEVILLE HEADLINE KH/itbi-tli Cutty, formerly of the well known vaudeville family of Six Musical Cuttys, who is a feature at Piintages this t.cck playing and singing her way into favor. Ed Augustine Is training for something. He will not tell what it Is, but his friends can guess. o o o The movie matinee proved a great success. About 1000 stu dents saw the show and had a fine time. Candy, gum and Ice cream were sold. The total proceeds were $37. This goes into the statue fund, together with the dance money. The management of the film will remain in the hands of the directors, in order, as the prospec tus says, that worldly people will have no voice or vote in the com pany and its work." "While we are not soliciting funds from worldly people," the prospectus adds, "there is nothing to prevent a Truth Person from selling his or her stock to worldly people. In case some do this, such worldly people will have no vote ln the management of tlie com pany and its work." The project Is one of the most unique ln the annals of stock flo tation. The company has branch headquarters In Toledo, Chicago, Dayton, Pittsburg and New York. Muzzles for cats during night hours have been proposed by As aemblyman Walter E. Savage, at Meriden, Conn. Mrs. Anna Muller, of the Humane society, protests they will hang Hiemselves and be sides, she aays, they cry through their noses. perfect condition —about the first of June. "Maybe we'll need him then more than we will at the start," says Russ. Who knows? In addition to adding a veteran pitcher to the corps, Hester of Great Falls has just concluded ne gotiations which have been pend ing for some time, by which Harry Cheek, catcher, is to go to the Electrics, while Jules Pappa, out fielder, will go to Vancouver. Pappa was to have gone with Jim my (lark, pitcher, to the Beau mont club of the Texas league for Catcher Bolio, but the latter hulk ed and blocked the deal. E. R. "Tommy" Thompson, tho star first sscker last year, is in clined to want to hold out. Tom my Is employed in a big mine near Globe. Arizona. He is getting a fat war-time salary, and hntes to give up his Job. Rut Hall sees a bright baseball future for Thompson, aud has sent a letter to him telling him so. Tommy may change his mind after reading Hall's frank opinion. Herb Hester has completed a UNIQUE PLEA IS FRUITLESS "Render unto Caesar the things i that are Caesar's, but eventually i we're going to get them back from! Caesar and make Caesar go to | work," said Isaac Horace Aller- j ton, the I. W. W. who was convict-1 ed of grand larceny for stealing copper from the X. P. shops, in answer to a question of Judge Card's if he thought that it was right to steal from a corporation. Judge Card gave the man a term of from 2 to 15 years at Walla Walla. P.T.A. ASSIST STATUE FUND The various parent-teacher as sociations of the city will give an entertainment at Stadium high school next Friday night, March fl, for the Lincoln statue fund. All P. T. A. circles are contributing to the program. Essay Contest Draws Interest Pupils of Lincoln Park and Stadium high schools are showing keen Interest In tho annual pa triotic essay contest of the local G. A. R. Essays will be ready at Lincoln March 15, Those who are competing from Lincoln park are Nina Copeland and Esther Lindstrom, who are writing on "Henjamin Franklin," and Uessie Anthony, who writes on "Robert Morris." From Sta dium are Enid King, I_eon Aller, Pearl Walsh, Venith Jones and Chester Evenrick. Lister Signs First Aid Bill ispei in I to The Times. OLYMPJA, March 1. —Gov. Lis ter today signed the first aid bill, declaring he did so realizing it is "not entirely acceptable to many who are vitally interested in it." A number of employers, he said, feel a burden Is being placed on them in paying part of the cost of first aid, while many employers feel that the Industries should pay the entire cost. He Baid he hoped the measure would be given a trial, however, and that a referendum would not be taken on It. Deputy Sheriffs Jacobs and Shaw turned ln their badges and "tools" to Prosecuting Attorney Remann Thursday. Sheriff Long mlre refused to renew their com missions, because of friction be tween the two departments. deal which will give Great Falls a pitcher who should be one of the leading ten of the Northwestern league. He Is Bert Hall, Tucoma's pride, and fork ball artist of no little fame, who has pitched for the Salt Lake club n couple of sea sons. Hall was purchased out right from Salt Lake. His per centage of wins in 1915 was .576. Ted Collins, clever twirler of St. Mary's college, California, who was recently signed by Russ Hall for the Tigers, shut out Stanford university yesterday by a 3 to 0 score. lie allowed the Stanford boys only four hits. Collins is re ported to be a sensation in tlie California college circles. Nick Williams will line his Spo kane baseball team up against the I'niversity of Oregon bunch at Eu gene ln April, during the return trip from the California training quarters. Williams Is also trying to secure games at Mcdford and Grant's Pass. The Great Falls team is making I arrangements to do Its spring training at Olympla. Runs- 6 Miles To Get In Game The College of Pugot Sound team defeated Mineral at the lat ter's gym 1 last night by a score of 26 to 20. It was a speedy game and well played, with only three fouls during the entire play. The auto of Miller, one "si the 0. P. S. players, got stuck in the ditch six miles from Mineral. Woody, another player, ran the six miles through 10 inches of snow, arriving at Mineral in time to play the second half. He was a star of the game. Miller remain ed with his car. The team reach ed Tacoma on tho return trip at 4 o'clock today. It plays Ashford Saturday. SIX BOUTS ANNOUNCED BY EAGLES Two more bouts, making a to tal of six already matched, were announced by Matchmaker Shank lln of the Eagles today for the smoker to lie held next week. .Mike Pete, the husky Wilkeson battler, will meet Eddie Ashing, cool, clever scrapper of Tncoma. Ashing is a popular favorite with Tacoma fight fans. Eddie Quinn, the idol of E street, who has many friends here because of past prowess in the ring, will meet Jimmy Panatoni, South Tacoma fighter. Panatoni is reported to be a "comer." Little Polly Set Out On Long Excursion Polly Eccles thought that she could walk from New York to Cal ifornia in one day. Like many children reared ln the slum sof Manhattan, she had no conception of the size of the United States. She did not even dream It was a country of such vastness as R Is. Polly Is a very real, very hu man character—a hit of humanity picked from the life of the tene- Pretty Viola D na Comes On New Apoll Bill Today »iola Hum. charming young star, opens a three day cii-tagc nient today at the Apollo In "Th Gates of Kden," a new Metro woiiderplny with an Interest ing st >ry of dramatic force. She is siii ported by v strong company of Metro players. —With the Amateurs This Column^sTfe-roted to T'oliullding Amateur BportiTT All Items Should Bo Plume I to Main 9131 or Main jg] By liU-l CARNS ********* -— Any baseball team manager, who, contemplates having an Inde-j pendent ball club this season, is requested to write to the ama teur sports editor of the Ta coma Times, sending the name of the manager of the team, his address and phone number. The Times will conduct a booking agency this season aud will get games for all who care to tnke advantage "if the proposition. In writing be sure to state something about your team, es pecially out-of-town teams, so that Tlie Times may get teams together that will be evenly matched, thereby making the contests more interesting. Send In your box scores, etc., as The Times Is a free agent, not being connected with any league. Most of its space will be devoted to Independent teaniß. Write at once and we will be glad to help you ma Ire up your schedule. We already havo the n mires of many man* altera who are anxious to play opening ft -nes with city teams, snme i -I played on the out side grounds. Expenses for in dependent teams will be paid. , i incuts, with the same joys and . sorrows that come to us every day. . She is wonderfully portrayed by , Vivian Martin in "The Right Di rection," the photoplay now being offered at the Colonial. Miss Martin is pretty, appealing and i sympathetic In the role. An added attraction of the hill ■ is "The Sleep Walker," starring ' the popular comedian, Victor • Moore. Thursday, March 1, 191 T. NEWS OF TUB STAB- OF TWO FIRMAMENTS — Sports and Theatrical I dwiiril A. Peter*, Main l_ Sports Editor. At a meeting of tlie South Tacoma Tigers, held in Ed Quinn's bar ber shop last night, Eddie Dan ielson, star Lincoln Park high school player, was selected cap tain of the team. Eddie cannot play high school ball this year, he .use of the school board's eil it. nor can Johnny Hunt and "Tubby" Anderson, who also plait to play with the Tigers. South Tacoma firms donated bats and balls to the team. First practice will be held Sunday at 58th and Union avenue. The Lincoln Park A. C. vvill stage It* • irst rlub smoker tomorrow r'-'lit at Rhododendron hall, 38th and Yakima, for which rour bouts have been arranged between club members. The en tertainment will bo free. Dr. .Times Carrol will referee all bouts and Hilly Adams will act as announcer. Tho show starts promptly at 8:30 p. m. I Chris l linn, of the Im/j Kor ner Klub, will call his baseball "layers together at his billiard r MM soon to propose the prop esHion of organizing a team for the coming season. He will fit hR men out In new unles and •••'ll have them select a man to captain the squad. Other plans will aNo be discussed at the meeting. One of the committeemen repre senting Russ Hall, who Is get t'rg icood results in the "Ruy-a --book" campaign, Is Harry O'N'eil who has many friends In th's city. He Is a very popular basehil! fan. He says that It was n -.vise choice on the part of the Tiger boss, when he selected Raymond to fill the position of shortstop and direct the players. A new bnsehall teiim has liecn or ganized for the coming season. It will he called the Yeomen A. ft., being supported by the Rrntherhood of American Leo men lodge. F. H. Radke will probably manage this team. Any ball club wishing a prartice game for the coming Sunday please call Main 7744. Jack Shnuahnessy, the hover, has been entertaining a certain party very regularly of late, ac cording to rumor about the city. It. seems that tho party is a "blonde," and that their fa vorite place of amusement la tho Apollo theater. Poke Hunter, who demonstrated to locals at Paul Steele's last smoker that he carries some nfftv wallops, will again be seen in the ringed arena at the smok er which George Shanklin pulls off at the Eagles March 7. Racket hull will soon have to make way for baseball. Many of the quintets have already disband ed, and with the City league closing this week 'basketball will practically be over for the season. In former yearn baseball team managers would get together and organize, then they would consult the sport writers for publicity. Now the sport writ ers go to the managers seeking their services—some of them. I'll.lb- Mills, who conducts an eat emporium on Bouth 13th it., says he Is still serving his pa trons with that luxurious food, - "spuds."