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Two more athletic clubs In Ta
aoma are planning to stage regu
lar smokers thla season. The
Hopkins Athletic clul>, popular
•porting organization on the east
aide, and the Spanaway Athletic
club, are both getting ready for
the aeaeon.
The Hopkins club had sought
permission to stage smokers up
town, but this privilege was de-
Bled by the authorities. Plana are
aow being made for regular shows
In tbe clv* hall on Portland aye.
Spanaway la going to take an
active part lm sports this winter,
staging regular snows In the fine
new Spanaway A. C. gym. Presi
dent Fowler says that he will soon
begin lining up boxers for the first
yard. The club held lbs first
dance ot the season Saturday
night, a large crowd attending.
o o o
Matchmaker George Shanklin
haa not yet announced any of the
bouts for the second smoker of the
Eagles. The date for the show
has been tentatively set for a week
from Thursday, out may he de
layed a few days.
Thl« is the day for the formal
opening of the Smelter Athletic
elub'e new gym at Rueton. Chet
Mclntyre, the new Instructor, had
hoped to stage a boxing show to
night m a grand opener, but diffi
culty In getting delivery on gym
paraphernalia caused a slight de
lay. Chet 1b too busily Immersed
In work out at his new home to
Possibility of a big foot
ball game In tbe Tacoma
Stadium between army grid
•tars of the north and south
Pacific was ■ seen Monday In
• message received at the
Commercial club from Lieut.
Newton Rest, poet athlete
officer of Mare island.
Beet wants a game in the
northwest, and will bring
the Mare Island football
team to the Taroma stadium
any time In October or No
vember, If a game can be ar
ranged. Hie team defeated
the University of California,
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C*\ "The Honor System," big
Movie feature, until Wednes
day. Concert by Mme. Matze
naner, Thursday. La Scalla
Grand Opera Co., Friday and
"Oh, Yon Devil," musical
comedy; with vaudeville.
"Tbe Salesman and the
Model;" with vaudeville.
"The Cold Deck," with Wm.
B. Hart.
"The Foolteh Virgin," with
Clara Kimball Young.
"The Common Law," with
Clara Kimball Young.

Second Game
Freshmen and sophomores of
Lincoln Park high are playing the
ipeond initerclase game of the sea
son at the south side school thi3
Ortega Signs
(Haltad Freea lowed Wlre.i
Battling Ortega and Mickey King
■ere signed today for a four round
bout here Friday night.
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Standing of the Clubs.
Won. lost Pet.
Hew York 95 56 .633
Philadelphia 85 63 .5 74
ft Louis 82 70 .53!)
Cincinnati 78 76 .505
Chicago 74 80 .481
lioston 69 78 .469
.Brooklyn 88 80 .459
Pittsburg 50 103 .327
Games Yesterday.
Philadelphia 11-10, St. Louis
Boston 9, Chicago 2.
Cincinnati 9-4. New York 5-0.
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jfwlig •' the Clnba.
Won. Lost Pet
ttcego 109 63 .654
oa 99 69 .601
land tl 96 .671
Itegtaa ".'.". 71 79 Alt
Tork .... 99 91 .466
Leaks 97 •» •>"
Weeklactoa 1, Cleveland I.
even take time to tell what he's
Gnnboat Smith has hie first bout
In the west next Tuesday night
when he meets Jack Dempsey at
San Francisco. It will be on open
air event, staged In the S. F. ball
Frankle Tucker, the clever light
weight who beat Chet Neff last
week, la lingering In Beattie and
may be seen on a Tacoma card
soon. Tucker's slater, Elisabeth,
who manages htm, has 'been called
to San Francisco on business.
Chet Neff boxed a 10-round
draw with Joe Bailey at Victoria
Saturday night. It waa Chefs
third match in a week. He was
reported as having an edge thru
out the fight.
Seattle Elks are giving Lloyd
Madden and George Ingle the
headline honors of their boxing
show tomorrow night. Both boys
are well liked In Seattle, and their
recent work In the ring shows
that both have improved this sea
son to a point where either may
go after the coast lightweight
A report reaches our desk that
Paul Steele, Tacoma lightweight
who entered the ambulance corps,
has already etarted on his way to
France. We have been unable to
verify the rumor.
27 to O, two weeks ago, and
is considered one of the .
strongest elevens in Callfor- .
nU. '
Such players aa Beckett, ,
Hall, Cushman, Brown, Mol- I
then, Mitchell and Bailey
are members of the Mare Is
land team.
Tho message from Lieut.
Bert was referred to Camp ,
Lowis athletic officers Mon- ,
day, and it Is almost eer- ,
tain that one of tlie regi- |
mental teams will sign up a j
game for tlie -Stadium this \
month. \
New Comedian
Brightens Up |
Colonial's Bill
Max Under, famous Preach -co
median, appears In "Max in a
Taxi," on the new Colonial bill.
Alma Reubens, described by a
famous critic as the "dusk jewel
of the screen," appears as Coralle,
a Spanish dancehall charmer In
"The Cold Deck," William 8.
Hart's new picture at tbe Co
Artists have declared that Miss
Reubens is one of the few women
possessing a perfect profile. Her
beauty la of tbe exotic type, and,
altho she is of American parent
age, ahe has often been described
as a "Spanish beauty."
Id the Douglas Fairbanks
feature, "The Americano," she
was cast as a South American girl
whom tbe New York office boy
called "Some Spanish chicken!"
'Common Law'
At Melbourne
Robert W. Chambers' moat In
teresting novel has been done Into
an absorbing photoplay, and as
presented by the Selxnlck company,
"The Common Law," which Is at
the Melbourne, Is an especially
pleasing attraction. Clara Kim
ball Young li radiant In this splen
didly staged production.
Speedy Swim
(Call** Press be—e< Wire.)
to show he Is In top form, Norman
Ross Sunday ran away from the
field In three swimming races at
Sutro baths Sunday. He won the
100-yard free style swim, the 100
--yards straightaway, aad the 60
--yarda daah. t
I New Boxing Instructor At Camp Lewis I
I Is Paid High Compliment By Corbett I
I Do Witt Van Court.
DeWitt Van Court, the
man who taught Jim Jeffries
and Jim Corbett how to fight,
Two Men May Do All Mound
Work For Chicago White Sox
(Called Preaa I (»»"' Wire.)
NEW YORK, Oct. I.—The state
ment made by Clarence Rowland,
manager of the White Sox, that
his real "pitching staff" consisted
of two men, may be a prediction
that only that many men will be
used by the erstwhile "busher" in
his battle to trim John MeGraw
for the world's championship.
Pantages Gets
New Film Play
"The Fighting Trail," a new
melodramatic serial by Vita
graph, has been signed by Alexan
der Pantages, and is already start
ing the tour of his vaudeville thea
ters. William* Duncan and Carol
Holloway are the leading players.
The film Is in 15 episodes and Is
said to be (he greatest combina
tion of thriller episodes ever
grouped together. The serial
started in Los Angeles two weeks
ago and will open at the Tacoma
Pantages theater shortly.
Clara Kimball
Young Thrills
Apollo Crowds
"The Foolish Virgin," with
Clara Kimball Young in the lead
ing role, charmed crowds at the
Apollo yesterday. The story Is
:rammed full of dramatic incident,
mil it Is Intensely interesting thru
>ut. The play Is from the novel by
.Thomas Dixon, author of many big
successes, including "The Clans
man" which was the basis for "The
Birth of a Nation." Manager An
derson has new Pathe pictures, and
the Apollo's big' orchestra haa a
new program of music.
Musical Show
Heads Pan Bill
"Oh, You Devil," musical ex
travaganza with a cast of 12 peo
ple, headed by Clay Crouch, Jack
Davis and Eleanor Varcoe, is the
big feature of the new Pantages
bill today.
Nell McKinley, funny and lool
lsh, will be among those present
Charles Mack and company will
present "The Friendly Call."
Other numbers are Lane and
Harper In "The Man and the Man
icure;" tbe Dumitrescu-Ben Dun
ham troupe of aerial wonders, and
the 13th chapter ot "The Secret
Fight It Out
(ITalfrrt Preaa l.raara Wlrr.!
NEW YORK, Oct. I.—Johnny
Dundee and Willie JaJckson, two
incessant challengers of Light
weight Champion Benny Leonard,
have been matched for a 10-round
bout the night of Oct. 9.
All Sizes and Shapes.
I Sanitary, Vitrified, Bait- I
Glazed Hewer Pipe from
8 lo 30 Inches.

Terra « 'Mla Chimney Pipe
and Kitting*, etc.. Drain
Tile. Fire Clay.
Denny-Benton Clay &
Coal Co.
15th and Dock Street,
Tacoma. Wa*h.
MUfrftOßM.mT.-THI TAOOIfA TIUM*-~ Hpiti
and who has been selected by
Corbett as boxing Instructor
at Gamp Lewis, Tacoma, was
paid a great compliment by
Corbett when the appoint
ment was made.
"I tell you frankly what I
told the war department,"
wrote Corbett to Van Court.
"That is, there Is no greater
teacher of boxing In Amer
ica today than DeWitt Van
"Yours was the first name
I suggested to the war depart
ment, and it certainly de
lighted me to get your letter
of acceptance. I knew you
were willing to 'do your bit.'
"There is Just one man in
your section that I felt was
Ideal for the position, and
that was DeWitt Van Court."
Van Court has been em
ployed as boxing Instructor
at the Los Angeles Athletic
club for many years, going
there from San Francisco,
where he held a similar posi
tion, with the Olympic club.
It was Van Court who taught
It Is certainly a fact that Eddie
Cicotte will start the first game in
Chicago Saturday, but there is
nothing certain about who will
pitch the second. If Cicotte should
win, it Is probable Red Faber, an
other right hander, will be sent
against the Giants.
If Cicotte should lose, it is said
Rookie Pitcher Gets Rare
Chance To Show His Worth
Any veteran manager would
have thought twice before doing
what Lee Fohl, Cleveland Indian
pilot who Jumped Into the lime
light right out of the minors, did.
Lee Fohl had not even played
big league baseball before hit was'
chosen to make a first division
team out of a bunch of trailers last
year. He did, and what's more
he has opened the eyes of the
dyed-in-the-wool leaders by put
ting up one of the most brilliant
fights for the lead the American
league has staged for some time.
The Indians are third, as Ty
Cobb and Hughie Jennings will
have to admit. It has been the
pitching that has robbed the
Tigers of third place.
And the man behind the pitch- i
ing is Lee Kohl. The Indian pilot
oan be classed with Wilbur Robin- '
son of the Dodgers as a developer •
of pitchers. Stanley Coveleskle
and Jim Bagby, both among the I
leaders In pitching, owe their su- i
Sea Bullies Bagged In
Great Fishing Grounds
Sword flab shown Is the one
caught by W. C. H-onchen.
Jim Corbett boxing when Jim
was a member of the big San
Francisco club.
Altho over the 60-year
mark, Van Court is still hale
and hearty, and Is able to box
with the youngest of his pu
pils. His remarkable vitality
is due, he claims, to his con
stant work In the squared cir
The veteran was overjoyed
to receive news of his ap
"I feel the men who teach
our soldiers to box will be
doing America a great serv
ice," he declared.
"Boxing will make real men
of the city fellows who have
been kept away from athletics
for years, as many of the con
scripted men have been.
"The adoption of boxing by
our government means a re
vival of the sport after the
war, and that, also, I ara glad
to see.
"I may be a little too old
to shoulder a rifle, but I'm
pleased to be able to take
to predict that Reb Russell will |
get the assignment. Taking Row
land at his word, then, it is
equally safe to say that Cicotte will
work the third game—in New
York —and that his successor on
the mound for the fourth game
will be the man who -pitched the
second game in Chicago.
perlorlty to their new manager,
just as Rube Marquard owes his
pitching ability to Wilbur.
Now comes the surprise to vet
eran baseball—Lee Fohl, Rookie
himself, has put a brand new i
rookie pitcher to work sooner than
any long experienced manager
would dare do. Only a short time
ago, Ted Torkelson, a young llght
halred, right-hand spitballer,
came to Cleveland from Marshall
town, la., and has already faced
tho Tigers and the Browns.
The young pitcher is not much
different from any other, so far as
looks go, but he has shown he can
pitch—and field, too. Ty Cobb
and Bob Veach remember one
strikeout against each by thla
rookie, and Ty will especially keep
Torkelson In mind for being
caught off first by a foot.
Lee Fohl won't say much about
his new pitcher. He never prom
ises, but he goes ahead and does.
AVALON, Cal., Sept. 24.—
Twice within two weeks the
world's swordflsh record was
broken by anglers at the famous
Catalina island big game fishing
The first record fish of the sea
son was taken by A. C. Parsons
of San Francisco. Then W. C.
Boschen, world's greatest deep
sea fisherman, knocked Parson's
record Into a cocked hat with a
leviathan weighing 463 pounds.
Parson's fish weighed 422
pounds and fought desper
ately for 0 hours and S min
utes before he waa brought
to gaff.
Altho Boschen's fish was con
siderably larger, he did not put up
as thoro a bat lo as did the San
Franciscan's catch. The dimen
sions of the new world's record
fish are: Length, 12 feet; girth,
4 feet 8 Inches.
"I made this catch with the
regulation tuna tackle," said
Boschen. "I used a 12-ounce rod
and a 24 strand line. There were
times In the battle when I had out
a thousand feet of line. On sev
eral occasions the fish leaped clear
of the water, turning a complete
somersault In his frantic efforts
to free himself from the hook."
The greatest danger In
catching swordflsh is tbe
risk the angler runs In bring
ing tlie monster to gaff. In
threshing about In the water
close to the boat and fish may
speer either the fisherman or
the boat with his huge sword
which is often four foet long.
This spear Is tho fish's only
weapon of defense, and the
huge tail which propels him
gives tremendous force to Mk
Claims Record
lt)alte4 Preaa Lease* Wire.)
OAKLAND. Cal., Oct. I.—A new
world's record for the 500-yard
swim for women was boasted to
day hy Miss Claire Ualllgan, of
New Roclielle, N. V., American
woman champion. She covered
the distance Sunday In 7:31 1-6.
Jim Corbett. I
some part in this great Wake- I
' Up-Amerlca program." I
Who Do You
Think Will
Win Series?
(The Peerless (MM
1 he White
Sox for mine.
New York litis
a fighting, well
trained club
but my experi
ence has l»eeii
that a crowd of
pitchers, sneli as
Oomlskey has,
a i c hound to
cut the greatest
figure in a post
Cicotte seems
ready to win
whe never he
sut.-ts and no doubt the Sox will
work behind him several times.
Also tlie Sox are brilliant nnd
Tho speedy fielders mviii- lime
blow up the Sox will enter the se
serios with all kinds of confidence
In their twirlers. Tills will tend
to steatly them.
In a short series gilt edged
pitcldng • backed by whirl wind
fielding generally lasts out long
enough to win.
Officers Show
Gridiron Class
The first big football game in
the northwest this season waa
played at Camp Lewis Saturday
afternoon, when the officers of
the 362 nd regiment defeated the
enlisted men In a tough battlo, 36
to 0. The officers' team was com
posed of many former gridiron
stars, and altho the enlisted men
formed a stout defense, the offi
cers had them outwitted. Men on
the two teams were: Officers,
Card, Worsham, Thorpe, Russell,
Campbell, May, Duerr, Esmay,
Bell, Kapple, McLean; men, Davis,
Beebe, Ec.khart, Schayer, Lowen
stein. Walker, Palmer, Donkin,
Purcell, Fldler, Greene.
Coast League
Pitcher May
Baffle Them
Tacoma's Knights of Columbus
baseball team Is feeling chesty
over its defeat of all rival ball
clubs Ira Tacoma, but next Sunday
the Knights have a game that Is
liable to take the wind out of their
They have been matched with
the 363 rd Infantry team of Camp
Lewis, the game to be played at
Athletic park. "Red" Oldham,
southpaw of the San Francisco
Seals, Is one of the 363 rd mem
bers, and there are several other
players almost as good. About
the only hope for the K. of C.
team Is that the army doctors
shoot a lot of typhoid dope Into
the infantrymen's arms on the day
before the game.
The Knights defeated the Hiber
nians of Seattle yesterday at Ath
letic park, 7»to 3. Score:
K. of C 7 10 3
Hibernians 8 6 2
Murray and Leftwlch; Hlnehey
and Malloy.
Y. M. C. A. Boys'
Class Is Growing
A rapid Increase In membership
of the boys' department of tbe Y.
M. C. A. la reported this weel*.
Two new secretaries from New
York, Drake and Williams, are
concentrating their efforts on the
boys' department, and are already
meeting with big sucoess.
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$> Sun rises, 609 a. m. i>
<& Sun sets, 5:50 p. m. 3>
*• High tide, 14 ft., 5 a. in. *">
«■ l_ow tide, 5.1 ft., 10:52 a. m. <v
4> High tide, 14.5 ft.. 4:41 p. m. *
♦ Very low, 1.2 ft., 11:23 p. m. *
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Hundreds of Tacomans hiked
for mud flats and upland today
with the opening of the hunting
season. At tho first peep of the
sun, 6:09 this morning, the offi
cial season on water fowl, deer
and upland birds was opened.
Birds are reported plentiful In
the vicinity of Tacoma, and there
are lots of deer, mountain goat
and bear in the Cascades and
Hunting is to be more popular
than ever before, If one can Judge
by the number of cartridges and
shotgun shells sold during the
past two weeks. Up to this time
the Tacoma police have held an
embargo on the sale of firearms
or ammunition, because of the
war. No person could make a
purchase without a written per
mit from police headquarters.
With the coming of the hunt
ing season, the stream of appli
cants at police headquarters be
came greater each day, until lt
kept one officer busy all the time.
Finally lt was decided to lift the
embargo on ammunition for a
few weeks, but permits must still
be obtained for firearms.
The flr«t accident of the hunt
ing season occurred near Roy
yesterday when Leo Mall y. age
-:t. who wus out for practice on
the tlay liefore the season opened,
shot off two fingers of his left
blind. He Has Itrought to si. Jo-
Nepli's hospital.
One of the most extensive hunt
ing trips 1b that on which W. B.
Buckley, Dr. Burton E. Lemley,
E. Richards and C. E. Buckley
will start Tuesday. These sports
men will go by auto along the
Olympic highway to the bridge
over the Elwah river, where they i
Dope for Duck Hunters
■ Duck limiting Is a severe
test, likewise fascinating.
The right kind of duck
weather is the wrong kind for
any other hunting or outdoor
activity Pick a stormy day
during the flight of the birds
and you will find Ihem on the
In hunting on lakes or
shore where there Is plenty of
wild grass, bullrush or cat'
tails, the problem of material
for a blind is sol veil. If not
practical to build a blind on
shore, one may be made to
cover tlie water side of a boat
by placing sticks In the mud
around the end and one side
of the boat, then using the
rushes and grass to cover the
stick framework.
lie in the Mind at dawn.
if shooting over decoys
either natural or artificial,
25c for the Bound Trip. In Affect Daily. i
Northern Pacific Ry.
Vipit the "Home" Fair.
(&y&\ City Ticket Office, 925 Pac ay.
[ [ J Union Depot Office
Vf^V/ C. B. Foster, C. P. A.
Phone Main 128. Tacoma.
A Large and Commodious Waiting Boom,
Can Tor Special Service. Taxis.
Phone Main 2038. 9th and Commerce. 4
Turn to the ff^" Want Aj»]
will be met by Grant llearn&
with a pack train. They will paol
Into the heart of the Olympic*
for two weeks' hunting. Hearn*
promises to show the men a herd
of 1,000 elk browsing in the htllr
George H. Richardson, S.
J. Henry and Dr. Cameron
have left for the Yakima val
ley for a few days' hunting
of Chinese pheasants.
Charles Keagy, federal env
pldVment agent In Tacoma, left
with Mrs. Keagy today for Mo*
Kenna, where they expect somg
good grouse hunting.
The launch Foatdierg, cona*
manded by Martin (■ tamervig, had
a rapacity load ..hen it started
Sunday afternoon on its first
trip of the season to NisiiuaU*
flats. The parly of duck Ininlerg
will return Tuesday, ('apt. G!o>
mervig announces that lie will
make weekly trips with the Pose*
herg, leaving Tacoma at midnight
Nairn-days and returning Sunday
evenings. His trips have ai way,, -
been popular.
F. K. Brown, Everett Grlgg*
and E. R. Wheeler have gone by
motor car to Yakima valley fcf
Chinese pheasants.
Mr. and Mr*. Dave Hales,
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall K.
Snell and Dr. and Mrs. N. L.
Blair have motored iktohh
the mountains to the home
of the Chinese pheasants.
They will lie gone several
(lays. Dave is one of Ta
conm's champ clay pigeon de
Fred Edwards, local spoitlai
gqods dealer, left with a party
for the Yakima valley hunting
last night. With him were A. ZL- *
Smith, W. E. Morrill and "Slim*
Dr. W. J. A. Fink and Carl
Gamer left Sunday for the Bald
Hills, where they will spend two
weeks at Dr. Fink's cabin on tn*
Dcs Chutes river. Both men ar*
confirmed hunters, and expect to
get the limit of upland birds and
|i,!h(c them about 241 yurda
from the blind. In a straight
row or scnii-cii-clc.
Shoot aa the blrfs alight in
tlie decoy if you desire to wait
for a flock to alight. The
next Ix-Nt time la when tbey
urine. In either case tlie
heavy, hard feathers will be
If shooting from a blind
without decoys, lead your
bird. The distance of the lead
come*, from experience. Ducks
travel from 60 to 90 miles ad
hour. If you mise the first
nliot, the duck's speed in only
a conjecture.
I'm- nothing smaller than *
la-gauge shotgun. l.ond to
at least three and a quarter
drams of MmokelcKH powder.
Size of shot, fours to tdxefl.
Thirty-Inch barrel will do,
but it 2in better.

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