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Long Strain Hurting Giants In Big Race tVmHt* Preaa l.rmmmt Wlr«.) NEW YORK, Sept. 24.—Today opens the last full week of major league baseball, with the Giants still waiting to cinch the National league pennant. A victory today hy the leaders or a loss by the Phillies would end the race. The Giants ars scheduled at St. Louis and the Phillies at Pittsburg The White Sox finish their Bos ton engsgement today, probably with another second string lineup in place. They have a series to play In Washington and then they come to New York to play their final series of the season. They will be ready to begin their rest preliminary to the world's series after a game with the Yankees a week from today. With the National league pen nant still flspping free. John Mr- Next Time They'll Try to Play Entire Contest Here Tacoma Elks are good golfers on the home course, but when they leave horne —Oh, Boy! The Seattle and Tacoma Elks' teams of 20 men split up Sunday Into squads of 10 each, to play off the championship golf match of the season. Half the game was played In Tacoma and half in Se attle. The 10 Elks who defended their colors on the Tacoma course DIETZ WILL BRING SQUAD TO STADIUM Probably the first big football event of Camp Lewis will be a game October 13 to be played In the Tacoma Stadium between the 842 nd Infantry Officers' team and the Washington state college elev en. Arrangements for the game have just been completed, and Coach William "Lonestar" Dieu of the college has promised to ] have his boys lv Tacoma for the game. Lieut H. A. Mallum, regi mental athletic director, Is re sponsible for arranging the game. New Leader In Coast Batting (Vailed Preaa I.eaard Wire.) SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24.— Morris Rath has taken the coast batting leadership of the Coast league from Justin Fitzgerald, averages published today show. The pair were tied at .333 a week ago, but Rath has gained seven points in the meanwhile, and Fitz only three. ' ♦ ♦<$>*♦♦♦♦♦«•♦** p|## ♦ ♦ ♦ NATIONAL I.IiAGt B • ♦ ♦ Standing of the Clans. Won I<ost Pet New York 93 51 .646 Philadelphia 82 60 .577 ft. Louis 79 67 .541 Cincinnati 75 72 .510 Qjicago 72 77 .4<*3 Brooklyn 64 75 .460 ?oston 64 77 .451 lttsburg 48 98 .829 (•arnes Yesterday. At Chicago— First game— R H E Philadelphia 4 9 2 Chicago 1 6 0 Alexander and Klllifer. Doug las. Prendergast and Elliott, Dil hoefer. Second game— R H E Philadelphia 11 10 1 Chicago 4 10 0 Flttery and Adams; Carte.*, Aldridge, Prendergast. Weaver and Elliott. Dilhoefer. At Cincinnati— First game— R H E Brooklyn 5 9 0 Cincinnati 2 8 8 Pfetfer and Miller: Toney, El ler, Rcuther and Wingo. Becond game— R \\" E Brooklyn 0 5 0 Cincinnati 8 12 0 Cheney, Coombs and M. Wheat; Regan and Wingo. At St. Louis — First game— R H E Boston 5 6 1 Bt. Louis 11 13 1 Barnes, Scott and Tragesser; Goodwin, Horstman, Ames and Snyder. Second game— R II E Boston 7 10 0 St. Louis 1 8 1 Hughes and M»yers; Watson, Hortsman, Packard, May, Hitt and Gonsales. 44 9 944 4 ♦ 4 AMERICAN LEAGUE ♦ y# ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦#♦♦•♦♦•. Standing of the Clubs. Won. Lost Pet. Chicago 97 60 .«•»<> Boston 85 87 -599 Clevelsnd 84 .3 .671 Detroit 76 7J .610 Washington 87 74 .475 Hew York 87 78 .468 ft Louis 66 96 .867 Philadelphia ....60 98 .860 SPANAWAY WANTS CHANCE AT TITLE FOR CITY AMATEURS Graw Is confronted with the ne cessity of throwing his best forces Into the battle every day. And every day that passes this way makes his world's series task that much harder. Charley Herzog is resting and undoubtedly will be In better condition when the big games start than if he had played continuously. But Zimmermann is suffering from a strained mus cle and has a nest of bolls. He needs rest. Benny Kauff Is bar boring some strained muscles and could stand a layoff. Artie Fletcher also needs a rest. Aside from these men, the pitching staff has been worked hard. If McGraw could rest bis big quartet — Benton, Salleo, Schupp and Perrltt—their chances would grow stronger. trimmed their Seattle brothers 17 to 11. Then they went back to the club house to learn how badly the Tacomans had beaten Seattle on the latter's course. But the Seattle story was dif ferent. The Tacomans who went there for their game reported that they had been given a beating to the tune of 21 to 6. That gave Seattle a victory for the day, with a grand score of 32 to 23! MANY STARS OF GRIDIRON AT BIG CAMP Football dopesters who have been inspectitng the gridiron ma terial already at Camp Lewis, have enthusiastic reports to make over the season's outlook. Several star football teams that would be as fast as anything in the west can easily be formed. And here's a suggested nll-s'ar eleven from the camp. Few teams In this part of the country could stand up against it: Left eml —Don Abel, Wash ington. I.eft tackle—t'ary May, Ore* gou Agricultural college. Left guard—l/otils HeagrHve, Washington. Center —"Doc" While, Cali fornia. Right guard—Hubbard. Ore gon Agricultural college. Right taikle — Maj. Weir, Point. Right end—Kiendon, Oregon Agricultural . i.lleue. Quarterback — Wee Coyle, Wasbinglotn. Left half— Vy Noble, Wash ington. Right half—Worsham, Pur due. I iilllim 1. —Walter Keck, Ore gon Agricultural college. Nulls!itutr- — < 1i.n1.-s Smith, Washington; Newman, Ore gon Agricultural college; ICos.ii- Pike, Washington. .0. -TIJ **~***l]»*»lf' 1 j ■ I*"-. I 1 &etieAkem. I THE ART Ml'NKl M Isn't that a beautiful building? It is an si" museum —a garage for famous pointing. Paintings, that old masters wore their wrists off making. Are there expensive paintings In it? We should say so. Some of them are almost worth a dozen of eggs and a pound of pork chops. There doesn't seem to be anybody going In it. Maybe because It's free today—And like In every town, the majority of the citizens don't know they got it. Only the visitors go thru It. Don't the native enjoy art? Do they? Why say, Jes' look at that crowd watching a fella painting a fancy tobacco ad on the drug store window. An art museum would make a classy gasoline filling station The chalk talk artist in a 10c vaude ville house drawing a picture of a sunset in Italy and turned upside down It's a dark hued kid eating a wa'ermelon, gets more applause than Rembrandt. A Jap brewer made the first real map of Japan, and It took him 18 years to do It. SUIT TO ORDER $10.00 —i ni..n Made— When own goods are furnlshe-. GLASGOW TAILORS sao imi st. Monday, B.pt. 24, 1g17,-THE TAOOMA TI M B B- Page Bii. ____■_______—__————■— mmmt _________s______■■___—9—__i AMUSEMENTS HOW THE BIGTEAMS SIZE UP ON EVE OF No. 3.—Their Catching Strength. THE ANNUAL CLASSIC FOR WORLD TITLE There is nothing more essential to a great ball club than a great catcher. Look back over the really greats of the past and It will be seen that there was never a really great club without a great catcher. Tiie Cubs had Kling, and later Archer, the Pirates of 1909 h.id C.ilison, and remember what these "SO LONG LETTY" DOESN'T LOSE A MINUTE'S TIME WHEN LIGHTS GO OUT "So Long Letty" Is a brilliant comedy, even when played in tin dark! And that's -going some for a musical farce that develops most of its fun from ludicrous situa tions and clever character acting. When a transformer at the Ta coma theater burned out Sunday night, just as tije orchestra wss completing Its overture, the aud ience sat hack comfortably and waited nearly half an hour for lights. The orchestra's Impromp tu concert of popular music help ed kill time. Everyone thought when lights finally came on that electricians had completed repairs. So the big musical comedy opened Its first act with •much music and many pretty girls. Hardly had the plot begun to develop when out went all the lights again. Grace and Tom. mlsmated neighbors, were just telling one another how unhappy Whitman Has Four Veterans WHITMAN COLLEGE, Walla Walla, Sept. 24. —In spite of the loss of football material due to the war, a number of husky freshmen who have entered Whitman have made the outlook a little less pessi mistic for Coach Borleske. He has not yet been able to get a line on his material since school open ed Wednesday, but as four of last, year's equad are back and more promise to put In an appearance next week the coach expects to get up a presen'able aggregation be fore the first contest late next month. Amateur Title Now Claimed By Columbus Team Knights of Columbus claim the amateur baseball title ol Tacoma as a result of the victory of their ball team at 'Athletic park Sun day afternoon over the C. <fc B. Ideals. It was a good game, with the Knights outhltttng the Ideals. Final score, 5 to 2. Spanaway now come? forward and wants a chance at the title. Altho the Knights say that Span away never had a claim to the pennant, they are willing to pro long the season another week to give the prairie team a chance. It Is probable that the Spanaway- K. of C. game will be staged next Sunday. Sunday's score: K. of C, 5-7-3; Ideals, 2-5-3; Murray and Lei't wlch; Dickerson, Lick and Sever ance. Hughle Mack, tne fat chap Who was featured in Vitagraph come dies for so long, is back wtth L-KO at Universal City. two clubs did to the Tigers with mediocre Schmidt. The Athletics bad Ira Thomas and Schang, the Giants Myers, when Myers was right. The Red Sox had Carrigaii and so It goes. In v close comparison of the White Sox nnd Giants this Is the only depai-tiue.it in which cither club has a <l«* --« idol advantage. Ray Hcbalk Ik the class of in'th b pi_.ii." . He Is far su perior lo any en teller in the business today. MeCmty and Raiiden nrc good enlehers—Kebulk Is n super-catcher. He is not hitting so bard this Ihey were. And it was time for Charlotte Greenwood, the "graco fully awkward star, to make hir appearance. Did "So Long Letty" say "so long," and wait for more light on the .situation? She did not. Grace and Tom improvised con versation, while a stage hand ran about sticking candles Into the footligbt ditch. Charlotte came on the stas;e and made her entrance in the dark just as effectively as tho the spot light were on her. The chorus sang and kicked. The plot thickened. "Business as usual" stuck out all over the show, alllio the only light in the theater was shed by a handful of Popular Star Comes In New Metro Drama Harold Lockwood bus gained a wide following In Tacoma. Whenever liln film*, are booked at the Apollo, Manager Anderson sli.s bark and watches the crowds flock to the theater. lockwood Is at the Ap»ll«i this lvemk In another love drama. Breezy Harold Lockwood In "Under Handicap," at the Apollo, has another big fellow role, and it being a book play, there Is a good stcTy, well told. There are stirring outdoor scenes, which By Paul Pnrman. season as either of the Giant re ceivers, but lie has v faculty for getting on and Is fnst on the paths, something unusual for a catcher. On the field he Is a wizard at handling his pitchers. His pegs to the bases are shot with bullet speed and accuracy. There are few bases stolen on Schalk. He fields his position with lightning speed. McCarty and Rariden are excel lent catchers. There are few bet ter in either league. Schalk is one of the few. Ho Is better than either- so much better, In fact, that in the catching department the White Sox stand out far ami away above ihe Giants. After 15 minutes the lights came on again. By this time the comedy was going full speed ahead, and the absence of Incan descent hadn't spoiled things a bit. Klaw & Erlanger certainly picked the proper vehicle in "So Long Letty" for opening the Ta coma theater season. It's a great big show with everything a mu sical comedy needs, Including a cleverly complicated plot. And Charlotte Greenwood—you canjt appreciated her until you've seeii some of those stunts she does with her awkward feet and hands. The rest of the cast is well up to the K. & E. standard. admirers of Lockwood tlnd so en joyable. A good comedy and new Pathe news pictures are on the bill, and the Apollo's enlarged or chestra has delightful music. . i TODAY'S GAME MAY CINCH TITLE FOR NEW YORK GIANTS WORLDSERIES Gab and Gossip Only two members of the White Sox have ever been in a world series, Kddie Collins and Kddle Murphy. Of the Giants, Herzog, Fletcher, Zimmerman, Burns, Tes reau, Demaree and Gibson have seen world series service, all ex- cept Zimmerman and Gibson with the Giants. Gibson was with the Pirates of 1909 and Zimmerman with the Cubs in 1910. Al Demaree landed in the big money thru a system of trades which were lucky, at least for him. Starting the season with the Phil lies he was first traded to the Cuba and then to the (Hants. This Is the first Interseetlonal world series since 1910, when the Cubs and Athletics played. The Whi'e S?bx broke Into the big classic back in 1*»06. Of the players then in the game only two are now In baseball, Fielder Jones who managed the club and now pilots the Browns, and Nick Alt rock, official clown for the Na tionals. Collins will be the real veteran, as this will be his fifth break Into the classic. It Is also McC.raw's fifth year to manage a world se ries team. Herzog and Fletcher Mary Pickford's New Drama True Delight ever." A celebrated critic has thus described "Rebecca of Sunny brook Farm," this week's Colo nial offering, In -which "Little Mary" has the title role, and the picture deserves flattering en comiums. Miss Pickford gives a remark able characterization of the child Rebecca. She is delightful In the romantic scenes, quaintly humor ous in the comedy moments, and Tacoman Wins Two Contests Several out-of-town sportsmen attended the last contest of the season held yesterday at Point Defiance by the Tacoma Bait <4 Fly Casting club. H. J. Nason of Tacoma won the quarter ounce accuracy cast with a record of 99.1, and also took first In the quarter ounce distance cast, 129 feet 4 4-. r. Inches. R. S. Hayes of Seattle was first In the light fly tackle accuracy test, with a record of 99 HI, and also took first In the light fly tackle dis tance throw, 84 feet. Dogs Showing Speed Today Bird dogs from all parts of the Pacific coast began their two-day annual field trials at Yriyi Mon day, 30 miles south of Tacoma. The animals with their owners went to the trial fields early Mon day morning by auto, and the contests were scheduled to start before 9 o'clock. Dogs from British Columbia" and California have been entered. Nellies, a pointer owned by Mrs. A. A. McKlllop; Hyas Cull Chica mnm, pointed owned by M. A. Howe, and Max, pointer owner by A. A. McKlllop, are the Tacoma dogs entered. The field trials are under auspices of the Wash ington Field Trials club. mn i ■ Resume Tennis Tacoma tennis players decided yesterday to resume the city title tournament, which was abandon ed several weeks ago. Henry Hewitt 111 and Pierre Denton played Nathan and Bennte Koutr. In the doubles, and defeated them •-3, 6-3. Denton and Hewitt will not meet Wallace Scott and Ca mlUe Pessemler for the city title. MOVIES haye each been up three years, Tesreau two, and Burns, Demaree, Gibson and Zimmerman each one. Eddie Murphy may prove the pinch hitting wonder of the series. Eddie has won more games by bis pinch hits this year than any other American league bench warmer. For the first time in many years two temperamental teams will be seen in a world series. The Ath letics and Red Sox were both com posed of "Money players." Byrne Bumped Before Series II I. ll.'. I I'r.'u 1.H.r.l Wire.) CHICAGO. Sept. 24.—Bobby Byrne, veteran lnfielder, today terminated iiis career as a mem ber of tlio White Sox without hav ing participated in a champion ship game. Byrne was signed by Presi dent Comiskey after Buck Weaver broke a finger several weeks ago. Fred McMullln, rookie, look«d so good at third, however, that Byrne was not used. And now Weaver Is buck on' the job, so Bertie was unconditionally re leased. appealing In the more serious phases. Marshall Nellan ha 9 given the film a beautiful production, and the backgrounds alone are some thing at which to marvel. Eugene O'Brien has the role of Adam Ladd, and many other screen favorites are In the cast. "Fatty" Arbuckle Is starred In the comedy attraction, "A Reck less Romeo." «<4<i>4Q-Q>G>«>49iS'-s>444*> • * •■ BILL COOPER « 9 - WINS ANOTHER 4 9 W. H. "Bill" Cooper, man- <* * ual training teacher in the 4 A Tacoma grade schools, won -s 9 another golf title yesterday. <*> • He captured the 1917 cham- 4 9 plonship of the Meadow Park <* A public golf course, defeating 41 «t> E. A. Dexter in the final 4 9 match, five up and four to 4 9 go, in a 36-hole match. Coop- 4 9 er also won the city golf title # <s> this season. y <$> A 4 <><!><-*><s><s><*»<s><? <£ 4 <$> Q> 4 4 <s> <it Noah was 500 years old when he began walking the floor with Shem and Shem was an infant of 98 years when he entered the ark. EAGLES' SMOKER THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER _7TII Program Starts at 8: IS Sharp 24 Rounds boxing 24 Rounds O ROUNDS EACH—TWO MAIN EVENTS—• ROUNDS EACH MUFF BRONSON, Portland, vs. CHET NEEF. SeaUlc Mi Lbs. TOUGHY WING of Portland vs. ED HARRAHAN of Seattle ISM Lbs. SEMI-WINRUP EDDIE QUINN, Tacoma, vs. ERANKIE SANDERS, New York - 42,1 Lbs. ADDED ATTRACTIONS BATTLING BUNKER, Seattle, vs. RAY CUNNINGHAM, Mont. 170 1.1 is. RAY WHITMAN, Taooma, vs. VINCK MOORE, Los Angetes 118 Lbs. I ' General admission, $1; Reserved Scuts, gl.ftO; ftingslde, *'- TICKETS FOR SALE: Price's Pastime INm.I Hall; Keystone Club, Schock Bros.; Alford's Cigar Store) Annex, O'Neill A Young; Vaaaey A (Vnighlln's; Si-i.lij'k tigar Store; Prank Yorkthelmer, Booth Tacoma. WHERE TACOMA'S AMUSING ITSELF TACOMA "Ho Ijoiig l.etn.' until Wed nesday, with Wed-MMNlay niali nee. PA MAGES "Ml«s XimiiiH," 111 in-i< itl o<>in<vt*i . with vaudeville. ! HIPI'ODItOMK I The Eugene I "age Knleii.iiii 'ers; with vaudeville. MOVIEB COLONIAL "Rebecca of Sunnybrtiok Furin," with Mary Piikford. A1'01.1.0 "I'nder llniidicap," with Harold l.ockwood. Mil It'H IINK "In Again—Out Again," «iib Douglas Fairbanks. LIBERTY. "Bawbs •' the Blue H'<!»;<■," with Bessie Ban i-« jili-. Musical Feature Is Headliner of Hippodrome Bill A "big time" musical act heads the new Hippodrome vaudeville bill, which opened Sunday. The Kugene Page entertainers, two men and five women, play on .ill manner of instruments, besidi^s singing nicely, and their act is one of the best musical features of the season. "When We Grow Up" is tho title of a humorous play witn. country setting, presented by Ed die Tanner and company. Jennings and Barlow In "Vau deville do Luxe" have an act of music and burlesque drama. "The Bellboy and the Maid" Is a novel comedy by Virgil and La Blanche. Singing and ventriloquism ars pleasingly combined by Bell and Joe DeVore. LaPetite Ellis, a tiny girl, gave her songs and impersonations so well Sunday that she drew five curtain calls. I <? ■$ <?> <«> # <i> <S> <f> "i> <i< •»#<<>♦ • 4 4> <$> FRED MMI LI,IN TO <$> BE IN BIG SERIES » <*> The interest om many Ta- •*•> 9 coma fans during the world 1> 4 series will be centered on <5> 4 Fred McMullin, former sen- 4 4 satlonal third bas«;man of the <$> •■ Taroma Tigers, who will <?> 4 njobably play third for the <"■> 4 White Sox. 4 >$• ■ Fred was obtained from <& *' Seattle in 1914, and stayed 4 9 here a year and a half. Then <t* 4 Los Angeles grabbed the ♦ <§> young tnfielder, and Fred ♦ <$ continued to make good. It 4 <* wasn't long before he had ♦ 4 taken a rattler for the big 4 9 circuits. Altho McMullin 4 9 Isn't a Tacoma product. It ♦ ♦ was here that lie really do- ♦ 4 veloped into a clever ball ♦ 4 player, and Tacomans are A A not unwilling to claim him ♦ A as a part of our local out- ♦ 9 put of hall stars. * # Other North westerners In 4 <$> the big ' scries are Walter ■$ • Holke. Giant first Backer, ♦ 9 formerly of Spokane; Rls- ♦ <!>• berg, Sox shortstop, of Bpo- * • kane, and Wilholt, Giant ♦ * utility outfielder, of Victoria ♦ ♦ ♦ ''Miss America" Is Pantages Hit Tuneful musical numbers, good clean comedy and a cleverly-acted sketch are among the fentures of the new Pantages bill, which opens wkh this afternoon's mati nee. "Miss America," musical comedy with a patriotic air, comes heralded as one of the season's best. Other features of the bill ars the DeMlchelle brothers, "musicsJ wops," who play the violU> and harp In great style; "Every -n'fl Sister," a comedy-drama sketch; Chester Gruber, comedian of the nut variety; "The Girls From Starland," an aerial novelty; and the 12th chapter of "The Secret Kingdom.