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BALL-BRACKEN AND BALL- Lester Ball and Bob Bracken, the former the champion 135 pounder at the S. A. A. C. and the latter the lad who lost to Louis Orsie at the Quinn smoker last Friday night, will probably meet in a prelimin ary to the Vancouver-Spokane inter club smoker next Friday night. A bout between these two men would attract almost as much at tention as the main events, and with Heinie Ritter and Red Hugh es as an added attraction, the best smoker of the season is in the cards. If the men can be matched, Ball will give a couple of pounds to his opponent Bracken weighs eonsid SEVERAL WALLACE PROMOTERS AFTER HOLLAND-TUCKER 60 The Wallace fight promoters seem to be squabbling already over the 20 round "exhibitions" Which the authorities permit. There are at least two bidders for the Tucker- Holland fight, scheduled for the 22d. with the Wallace Athletic club as the latest aspirant who would stage the bout. C. A. Burke, manager of Tucker and proprietor of the St. Elmo ho tel, would handle the fight himself. Manager Cisco Bullivant has noti fied Burke that Holland must have a guarantee of $400, with the choice SEATTLE WRESTLERS CHALLENGE The Seattle Y. M. C. A. wrestlers anxious to come to Spokane to •ompete with the local association mat artists in an interclub smoker. Harvey E. Donaldson, captain of the Seattle wrestling class, has challenged H. H. Tilley's squad, end the smoker may be held here within a few weeks. Donaldson states that he has INDOOR BASEBALL LEAGUE ORGANIZED AT SOUTH CENTRAL RtgiUUiUg npxt Saturday after noon the South Central high school athletes will launch upon the in door baseball season, the popular indoor sport to be played each Sat urtjay afternoon until the outdoor game opens up in the late spring. Fitttt teams **t! be entered in the league this season, one from the football squad, under the captaincy of George Gallagher, one from the basket ball squad, under the leader ship of George Pynn. one from the track team, with Guy Coe at it's head, and the fourth one taken from the 1910 baseball aspirants, with Harry Wilson as captain. CJPORT SPICF BY CASS -LJ The Sport Ed of the morning paper is peeved. He styles it "amused." but take it from me. he is peeved. The reason for this peev ishness, and we will be kind enough to concede that he thinks he has a reason, is that the afternoon papers have deserted the paths of truth fulness and "doped out" possible baseball deals which have no founda tion in fact. To all of this the aforesaid .1. N. C. of the S.-R. says "bull," and is deeply grieved. Far be it from us to speak disrespectfully of the aforesaid Sport Ed. but a gentle reminder of a certain old saw which refers to people in glass houses, stones, etc., might not be amiss. There are just two baseball stories which appeared in The Press to which the usually mild-mannered high brow takes exception. The first is one which appeared several days ago announcing the trade of Dode Hrinker for Hen Davis, while the other was yesterday's gossip on the captain of the 1910 Indians. We might state for the benefit of our readers famong them being the aforesaid .1. N, C.I that President Cohn imparted the Brlnker-Davis information over the telephone, and, receiving the news a little later than usual, we failed to send a detective to examine the telegraph records and even neglected to wire Brown to corroborate Cohn's statement. What a earless bunch we are! We are extremely sorry if it has developed that our Nordvke story upset any scheme whicli had its birth in the brain of our contemporary or injured the chances of one of his pets. Nordvke is our choice for cap tain of the team, and from careful observation it is safe to assert that the vast majority of Spokane fans feet the same way. Who is it that peddled the first "lown-down dope" on the Flood deal, a deal which is not yet consummated? Who is It that used up an entire column of valuable (?) space to "start something" with the other fellow, on a morning when news was scarce and a filler was necessary? The answer is, "Ask me." "I'LL KNOCK HIS BLOCK OFF," SAYS NELSON. Rat doesn't intend to allow the scribes to forget him between now and February 22, the date of his fight with Ad Wolgast in San Francisco. Already he has come out with the announcement that he is going after the Milwaukee terror from the tap of the gong and "knock his block off." , The Rattier is going to have the fight of his life when he goes up against Wolgast. Nelson is of the opinion that Wolgast is the one man today who Is capable, if anyone is, of sending the Durable Dane to slumberland. Wolgast and Nelson have much In common. The Milwaukee man is action personified. He loves the stress of conflict and it takes an awful wallop to unhorße him. He boasts that he never has been knocked down, and while this may be an exaggeration, it's a cinch that If he ever went to the floor he was up agaiu instantly and fighting more fiercely than ever. Wolgast has the build of a champion. Not too tall and "reachy," for these fellows are likely to have weak underpinnings; not squat and ultra-strong of frame, for these fellows are likely to be slow of move mont nnd short of arm, Wolgast is evenly balanced, works smoothly, stands the wear and tear and does not tire easily. He is the most prom ising of the latter-day lightweights. STILL AFTER BIGGER BATTING AVERAGES. And Htlll they come. Day after day we hear of a new scheme to help the batsmen and Injure the heaver. First it's a larger bat. then an octagonal bat, then a smaller plate, next a larger ball, and so on down th* line. . Patsy Teheau of the Kansas City club advocates a larger ball, larger hat, and a rule permitting a pinch hitter to take the pitcher's turn at th 6 plate. "This will increase baiting and make the game more interest ing." declares the K. C. man. Edward J. Anderson, well known Rochester outfielder and rornier Pirate, declares that if the plate is cut down from 17 inches wide to 10 or 12 inches he will hat .500 as long as the game lasts. "It will give tbe batter an even break with the pitcher," declares Anderson. "With a homo base half Its present size a pitcher would need per fect control lo get Ihe hall over. All this business of cutting across the Inside and outside would be a thing of Ihe past. "TlKi-t wouldn't be enough of the plait to give the pitcher the ad «antsjc of fwdlng outside low ones that can only be hit Into somconc-a hands "Then, too, the batter would have a hard Job cutting such a plate and WOUid pass up all the balls which now he lihm to go after because* be is UnH tbey are gulag to curve Just a bit over." KELLEY BOUTS SLATED. erably over 140 pounds, while Ball is around 137 at present time. Ball has the harder punch of the two, but it is hard to tell who can stand the most punishment. A preliminary which is slated for the Wilson-Holland or Orsie- Holland go on February 4 is that between Tommy Kelly, the club's j125 pounder, and Lester Ball. Ball 'can get down under 130 pounds With ease, while Kelly will weigh Jin at about 127 for the fight. Both among the cleverest of the ■ club's squad, it's a toss-up to pick 'the winner, witii a grand battle insured if the youngsters meet ;over the four round route of a split of 75 and 25 per cent on the receipts. If the Wallace Athletic club makes a better proposition Bulli vant states that he will accept it. If not. the fight will probably be under the direction of Burke. If the rivalry between promoters :is strong enough, the fighters may ,be able to pull down a much larger sum than the conditions and size iof the town warrant. Good fighters are growing rich in California be cause the clubs bid so high for the I top notchers. Y. M. C. A.; AFTER A SMOKER 105 to 195 pounds, although he would like to send three men to this city, a 115-pounder, 145-pound er and 158-pounder, Donaldson is the coast champion at 115 pounds. Physical Director C. Hale Kimble states that he is undecided what to do as yet, but that arrangements ; may be made for a meet, wrestlers in every division from OH, ALICIA! HOW COULD YOU? "Nelson won't have to chase me around the ring to g*t that opportunity to "knock my block off." Til be with him till he takes the count."--Wolgast BALL VS. KELLY Coach Van Cqok states that he expects the indoor game to place the baseball players in condition for the best diamond season in his tory. ENGLISH GIRL GERMAN QUEEN BERLIN, Jan. 30—Beautiful Jes sie Chadwick, singer and dancer imported from London recently, has already so captivated the Berlin public that she has been aptly Styled "An English Queen of Ger man Hearts " FIGHT TALES BY AN EX-PUG Spike Hennessy was shadow box ing in the gymnasium when Toad Gogarty blew in, nor did he cease his skipping about, slashing at an imaginary foe, until several minutes passed. Then he greeted his visitor with a brief "Hello." "Fer th' love of Mike," exclaimed Ilr. Fogarty, his eyes apparently ready to take leave of their sockets, "where did you get them shins?" Mr. Hennessy surveyed his calve less lower extremities for some mo- ments. Finally he answered, with a smile, "Got 'em from a cow punch er in Butte.' "Shoot you up?" "Naw, them's spur marks." "What'd he do, tramp on you?" "Nix; we was sparrin'." "An' him wearin' spurs?" "Sure. It was th' funniest thing you ever see. We'd been doin' Mon tana fer a mont, turnin' a to%vn about ev'ry three days and gettln' so many yellow boys we got tired carrying 'em, when I meet tip with CORBETT THOUGHT HE HAD THE PUNCH, BUT The story of Jim Corbett's "punch" is interesting in view of the fact that Gentleman Jim is to coach Jeffries for his fight with Johnson. The story is told by Harry Tuthill, trainer for the De troit Tigers, who got the yarn from Corbett direct, it deals with his first light with Jeff, in which he stood the Californlan off for 22 rounds and a bit more. " 'As you know and as I've always been tree to admit," Tuthill says Corbett said, "I've almost always managed to have one good punch for each oi my battles. 1 never claimed to be a real slugger, but I've always managed to do some damage with that punch when I yot ready to let it go. " 'In my light with Jefl I hold that punch for several rounds, pn til I had made Jim miss with a loft. 1 stepped back as he left it fly and it whistled past my face. Then I stepped in and let go the punch that I'd sa\ed up. " 'Jeff was wide open, just at the right distance from me, and the whole side of his jaw was turned to in> list. I swung what I have always believed to be the heaviest blow 1 ever iiit in my life. Then I stepped back to watch him drop. " 'Jeff straightened up instead, and faced around again. I guess he saw the astonishment that my face must have showed. He raised his guard and took a step toward me. Then he looked me squarely in the eye and —believe me —he grinned just a bit and did this.' "As Corbett got to this part of SOUTH CENTRAL HIGH VS. S.A.A.C. The ladies' smoker at the S. A. A. C, scheduled for early in Febru ary, is to be featured by an aquatic contest between .-south Central high school and the club men. The event will be in the nature of an exhibi tion, as Athletic Coach Van Cook of the high school states that his men would be professionalized if they entered into competition with the city leaguers of the S. A. A. C, where results were announced. The high school swimming squad is composed of several crack fancy swimmers and divers and the con test between the two aggregations promises to be a warm one. The eight man relay race will be the feature of the meet. Mrs. Brown —Does your husband ever use profane language? Mrs. Black —No, but he's going to buy an automobile next month. Seehorn's Moving Van will give you the best service in the city. We also do a storage business. We are at your service at any time. Phone, Main 539. WICKERSHAM & BAXTER TWO STORES 72C Riverside Aye., or S Poat S. THE SPOKANE PRESS, MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 1910 this here puncher, who thought he could go some. "We was workin' th' regular stunt, me bein' introduced to stop comers in six rounds or cough upj fifty. That got a laugli 'cause they never can see how a guy built like a weather strip can stop a kid stealin' candy, let alone a real heavj weight. I "This night in Butte a regular jold sour dough runs lor th' stage I door when Frosty makes his spiel. I He's so anxious to get his lunch hooks on that half century he for gets to take olf his high heel boots, which is decorated with two inch i spurs. i "I thinks, here's a soft thing sure and when Muggs Daly calls time I piled into him like a hobo origin' up to a feed with no one lookin'. I had it doped that with them boots and ■ spurs this guy can't move fast enough to get away from his feet. I "He wasn't what you'd call fast, but he had a way of throwin' them ; kicks around and scraping me !up th' shin and down th' back of , th' leg occasional. Every time j I'd din k or shift, I'd find him I doin' a windmill an' one of them : apurs'd rake me. "An' this guy was so big that I wasn't havin' any easy millin'. I hit him at long range th' first round and durin' th' wait, which we cut to 30 second, so's to hurry him along, him not bein' in good shape. Frosty tells me to get in close and belt him in th' pantry. So in th' second I starts pilin' into his middle like a bunch ot women at a bargain rush. I steps inside his swings, leans my head against him and belts away with both hands. I hit him so fast his grunts sounded like a gas buggy turnin' a coiner. And that cow man could just eat punishment. "I kept beatin' him in th' third and fotirt until my arms ached an' When I wasn't reaehin' into his grub room I was duckin' them swings and gettin' maps scratched on my shins. "In th' fift I gets him with th' head. By this time he's gettin' JEFFRIES WINKED WHEN HE DELIVERED IT GAMEST MAN IN BASEBALL Frpd Clarke, manager of the Pittsburg Pirates, tells the follow ing story of a former director in the Louisville Baseball club: "He was a Scotchman, with a burr on his tongue that beat 'chestnuts on a farm. Sandy they called hini. "One season the club showed well and a banquet was the re sult. Sandy took a seat on my right and Harry Pulliam on my left. Harry was then a mirthful, happy fellow. Full of jokes, he suggested to Sandy that he could Improve his oysters by a liberal dose of tobasco sauce. "The director fell for the suggestion and fairly smoothered his bivalves with the peppery juice, not knowing its fiery sMngs. Harry and myself waited for results. To our amazement, Sandy downed that decoction without even watering an eye. Gamest man I ever ran across." the story he looked at me and de liberately closed his left eye, let it quiver a minute and then masked again with his fighting face. "Corbett admitted that, if some friend had opened a trap door right underneath him he'd have been willing to sacrifice his share of the purse to drop into it. He had worked Jeff exactly as he had hoped, he had let go the punch that he'd been carrying for the emergency, he'd reen it land right HENDRY'S 605-606-607-608 Jamieson Bldg. All Ladies Cloth Dresses |6.50 Black and Colored Silk 1 / /\rn Petticoats V 4 OFF $4 48 BAI T* I K/I f\ D|7 Everything home cooked and on J\Lu 1 1 IVJI \J IV.Hi the counter, where you can se rv » iriV I ' cc * f° r yourself. Location, 112 IJAIKI LUINLIi Wal1 ' nortn of K ivt '»'«'<le. Open from G a. ro. until 12:30 a. m. VEGETARIAN CAFE 35 XT ftST'wiS FINE HOME COOKING THE WALL BTREET LUNCH ROOM AND BAKERY 126 WALL BTREET. You have tried our excellent 25c lunch. Now try our 25c special breakfast—hot cakes, maple syrup, potatoes and choice of ham, bacou or two eggs. Sample and Suit ANY SUIT IN THE HOUSE UP TO $25.00 YOUR CHOICE THIS WEEK $10.00 ANY SUIT IN THE HOUSE UP TO $40.00 FOR $15.00 All Winter Coats l/ 4 OFF kinder bashful in th' stomick, an' when I steps in crouchin' and lets his swing slip around my neck, he draws In his pantry an' I closes iquick, givin' him th' top of my 'Steeple good an' hard on th' point of th' jaw. 'Did he drop? Say, he never even hesitated. He doubled all up like one of them telescopes and lays down to die. Everybody thought I got him with a wallop lin th bread basket, cause I was iworkin' wit both hands when I I slips him th' roof to th' point of 'his crockery factory that must 'a • jarred him clean to th' heels." I "Pretty tough work, that," commented Mr. Fogarty. "Maybe it was rough, but it had to be did to save our bacon. An' let me tell you that a lot of these guys whose monacliers is always In the sportin' pages would be winnin' a lot more fights it they'd I travel west meetin' comers and j HAVIN' to beat 'em or walk out of [ town." where the doctor ordered, and then he'd i-een Jeff tip him a roguish wink and start forcing again." START THE NEW YEAR RIGHT Secure a LOCKER in our Safe Deposit Vault for the storage of valuable papers. Rates Reasonable Washington Safe Deposit & Trust Company Phone, Main 7121 Cloak House Sixth Floor Ladies' Clotli Capes 1/2 PRICE SCOUTING TRIP UNSUCCESSFUL? Jim Brown, the genial sec retary of the Spokane In dians, returned this morning from a scouting trip of sev eral days. Jim has failed to show a single contract to prove his worth as a basebart scout, but rumor has it that Cupid Butler, the courthouse annexer, will be in a position to divulge the names of par ties to a certain contract with in a short time. ROTHROCKS NOW IN THE LEAD STANDING OF THE TEAMS Won Lost P. C Rothrocks 3 2 .600 Bkadans 3 3 .500 Vollmans 2 3 ,400 YESTERDAY'S RESULTS Rothrocks, 13; Skadans, 9. Another team jumped into the lead in the indoor baseball tourna ment at the S. A. A. C. yesterday when Skadan's crack aggregation went down to defeat before the on slaught of Ed Hot brock's nine. It was a different sort of game from those of the two Sundays prior, both aggregations slamming the bal loon for keeps. The classy fielding of the Rothrocks gave them the contest. Glenn Powell starred with the willow, annexing four safeties in five trips to the rubber. The line up follows: Rothrocks —Rothrock, rss; Boyes, 2b; E. Powell, Iss; Beaver, cf; Crowther, 3b; G. Powell, 1b; Rau denmush, p; Mc-chee, If; Baker, c. Skadans —Yates, 3b; Baxter, iss; St ingle, p; Barnes, c; Varnell, lb; Nye, cf; Parsons, rss; Dean, 2b; Skadan, If. Y. M. C. A., 17; BLAIR COLLEGE, 11 At a lively game of basket ball Saturday afternoon the business men's class of the Y. M. C. A. de feated the Blair Business college team by a score of IT to 11. Charles Ludberg, Fred lierkman. Rev. Johnson, F. Neidorhauser and 11. M. Blair made up the Y. M. C. A. team and (ieorge Tweedt, Arthur Qervais, Floyd Smith, S. J. Brown, John Connelly and Darrell Glasgow were the Blair Business college squad. $100 REWARD for the conviction of the party or parties claiming to be agents or solicitors of the Parisian Dyeing & Cleaning Works, 605 First avenue. lj. A. Lehmann, prop. This Is the Final Week of Went worth's Grand and Glorious 43d Semi- Annual Clearance Sale Several additional bargains have been added to increase, if possible, the large selling rate of last week. All men's, young men's, boys' and children's suits, overcoats and raincoats are selling at prices way under real value. See our show windows for detailed prices. 3 Extra Special Haberdashery Offers $2.45 for choice of two large cases of men's Cooper wool ribbed underwear that is exception ally big value at $3.00 per suit. Colors blue, flesh and gray. $2.85 for choice of a pretty variety of men's $3.50 pure wool sweater coats, all desirable, plain colors, trimmed with blending shades. Three Pairs For 55c is the way we are selling all men's 25c wool hose. Colors, black und natural. WEINTWORTH CLOTHING HOUSE Entrance—7o9 Rlverelde NEXT: THE MILLION DOLLAR SCRAP "Oh, father," said young curlyhead, "what labor should I do The world to own when I have grown to be a man like you?" And dad replied, with a wink aside, "You most ambitious chap, Just lend your brain and brawn to gain a Million Dollar Scrap. "To take a punch for price of lunch would show you cheap of taste. So for the purse that clubs disburse, your time you'd only waste. Don't hand your hat in slow Manhat, but search the nation's map And stick a pin where you can win a Million Dollar Scrap." My! But the game has changed its aim since, for a dollar charge, Men saw big Flood drop in his blood upon a river barge. His purse, 1 think, would buy one drink for Broadway lips to lap. He'd faint, indeed, the phrase to read, "A Million Dollar Scrap." Hyers and Weenan, Savers, Mace, you ghosts of fighters dead, And you, old .lawn of Boston brawn, whose fleeting fame has fled, Sad are you kings of early rings to know by birth's mishap It was your fate to antedate the Million Dollar Scrap. A million! It would go a bit toward managing this gov, Ten thousand pair of sweethearts fair 'twould start in wedded love. Why, with those cents Hague's Conference could dish out Peace's pap; But who feels pride in Peace beside a Million Dollar Scrap? One thousand In a jolt to chin; five thousand in a jab; Ten thousand for one stroke of war that stops a victim's gal). Arithmetic has got it slick, the figures are on tap, And for such dough no man will "throw" a Million Dollar Scrap, "So, son," replies that father wise, "don't copy John D. Rock, Don't be a mere cheat) financier of J. P. Morgan stock. Rothschild? Pooh-pooh! Too small for yon. At Fortune's door you'll rap For far more tin by winning in a Million Dollar Scrap." Do You Ever Have Fre- quent and Severe Attacks of Rheumatism From This Changeable Weather? Patient Enjoying 500 Degrees Fahrenheit Do you have to stay indoors every cloudy day for fear of another sudden attack? Why suffer the sus pense and sharp piercing pains when you can get im mediate and instant relief from the Human Bake Oven* treatment? The first bake alawys gives instant relief and the most obstinate cases are cured by twelve treat ments. The "cut" above shows the patient enjoying the dry, hot air at 500 degrees Fahrenheit. The poison in the blood that forms a clot at the seat of pain il gradually drawn through the pores of the skin. This you know is impossible to do with drugs. You are at liberty to investigate our fixtures and methods of treating rheumatism, also talk with our patients who are here now taking the cure. THE WASHINGTON SANITARIUM 401 Fifth Avenue. Corner Washington Street, Spokane, Wash. Phone Main 2340. Consultation Free. If You Can Not Call, Write or Phone Us. Subscribe for it now. Sunday and Daily Press. 1Q cents per week. Call Main 375. . EDITED BY James H. Cassell BY JOHN O'KEEFE.