HAS COFFROTH "PUT ONE
(BY THE RINQSIDER.)
(By United Press Leased Wire)
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7.—
Friends of Promoter James Cof
froth any be baa "put one over" on
the Southern Pacific, and thereby
takes his place today with a small,
exclusive and unidentified party of
gentlemen who have accomplished
that remarkable feat.
The Southern Pacific is bending
Its best energies to win one thou
sand dollars for Coffroth, by get
ting him here before 12 o'clock to
morrow night and thereby winning
the bet which Coffroth made in
Ixmdon that *he would be in his of
There is joy in Chicago. Jonn Kling, the peerless backstop, has
applied for reinstatement. The Cub followers have visions of a bunt
ing flying from the Murphy flag pole, for with Kling's peg and his
mighty swat the Chicagoans feel that they already have a firm grasp
on the pennant.
According to President Murphy of the Cubs, he gave Kling writ
ten permission to stay out of the game for one pear when it became
apparent that he could not hold the receiver. This is held to put
Kling In good standing with the bar-eball authorities and insure his re
instatement without a penalty. Ban Johnson may force a stiff fine
on Kling. however, which will undoubtedly be paid without a mur
mur by Murphy.
Kling's return to the great naiional game will be hailed with de
light by all fans throughout the country.
SPOKANE BOWLING CENTER.
J. B. Johnson, president of the City Bowling league and manager
of the Pfister alleys, declares that he intends to make Spokane the
bowling center of the northwest.
"When I came to Spokane and looked about for a place to in
dulge in my favorite sport. I did not find an alley in the place. Con
ditions have improved very little nnee that time, although the city
league has been formed and several interesting tournaments played.
The northwest is far behind the east in the bowling game, and with
the organization of the Commercial league and the importation of out
side teams to play the locals, 1 expect to witness such an increase In
bowling In Spokane that it will easily be the center of northwest
Bowling is one of the most popular sports In the east and middle
west, although the Pacific coast has never taken to it strongly. Win
ter baseball in California and other outdoor games has done much to
keep down bowling in the southern part of the coast, but Oregon and
Washington, with their more frigid winter climate, should popularize
the game made famous in ' Rip Van Winkle."
BASIE BALL JES' LIKE LOTTERY,
SAYS CHONG FAT, CHINESE FAN
SAN RAFAEL, Cal., Feb. 7. —Chong Fat is probably better posted
on baseball than any Chinaman in America. He has been in tiffs
country seven years, conducts a curio shop here, and never misses a
game. Fat can always be heard in the grandstand. He yells from the
first to the last inning.
"Basic ball," says Chong, "Jes' like lottery. Some day you get
wellie good luck; some day evlibody go up in the air jes' sa<ne fire
work. Melican girl in the grandstand wellie nutty, but jest same no
good for home team. Pitcher and feller behind bat he look see wellie
nice girl laugh and a blink eye he forget catch ball. He look see girl
he no look see ball. Some smart guy he catch ball one hand he like
girl look see. He think he make what you callem big hit—circus play.
Next time he missum ball he no so smart. No girl in grandstand, he
more betta game."
Chong also talks about umpires. "Umpire, he all light sometime.
Jim Nealon, he hip good. He no cheatum. Some umpire he no can
see. He close eye —go sleep. Grandstan' yell, umpire he wake up quick,
say 'stlike.' He no look see. He just gussum. Umpire jest same
Chinese kite. He full a wind."
MATSUDA MEETS EODIE
O'CONNELL THURSDAY NIGHT
Mat Matsuda, the local Japanese
grappler, leaves tomorrow night
with his manager and several back
ers for Portland, where he meets
Eddie O'Connell, who claims the
welterweight championship of the
world at 145 pounds. The men
meet at -J42 pounds on Thursday
night for a $1000 side bet.
Matsuda has been training con
sistently the past lew weeks for
the match with the Portlander, and
expects to bring home the bacon.
The Jap weighs under 142 pounds
at the present time and will enter
the ring at his best.
O'Connell, on the other hand, is
having much trouble making the re
quired weight, reports from Port
land several days ago indicating
that he will be compelled to sweat
out several pounds of superfluous
flesh a few hours before the match.
Peter Terway, the crack
long distance runner, will un
dertake to defeat Jerry Beau
champ and the other associa
tion runners over a four mile
course next Saturday after
noon, after giving Beauchamp
a start of half a minute and
the runners a full minute head
way over the short course.
Beauchamp will be handi
capped half a minute against
the remainder of the squad.
The race will be pulled off
at 3:30 o'clock Saturday after
noon, the third four mile road
race of the season under the
direction of Coach Terway.
Beauchamp won both former
races, but with Terway In the
race, a great struggle may be
expected, despite the handicap
under which Terway will bo
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OVER" ON THE S. P.?
flee In San Francisco at midnight
It is not because the Southern Pa
cific loses Coffroth —not by any
means —but because Coffroth has
contrived to attract the attention of
the public to the Question of wheth
er the S. P.'s star train,.the Over
land Limited, will arrive on time
The Overland was two hours late
when it pulled out of Omaha last
night, but that hra small matter
and easily can be made.up.
Realizing the advertising feature
of the stunt, the Espee is working
to win Coffroth's bet for him, and
all Coffroth has to do is look out
the window and admire.the winter
KLING BACK IN GAME.
Should he fail to make the weigh'
he forfeits his side bet.
O'Connell is a hard man to beat
around 150 pounds, but local grap
plers are confident that the Nip
ponese has more than an even show
when O'Connell attempts to defend
the 142 pound class.
The match will be pulled off in
Merrill's hall, capable of seating
3000 spectators. Reports from the
Rose City indicate that the largest
crowd in the history of the wres
tling game will turn out to see the
white man and Japanese perform.
Over a thousand Japanese are ex
pected to attend the match.
MUST NOT SWEAR
WHEN MILKING COWS
Polite Whispers to Bossy Ordered
by Dutchess County Medical
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. V., Feb. 7—
The farmers and dairymen of
Dutchess county are indignant over
a rule made by the milk commission
of the Dutchess County Medical so
ciety which will deprive them of the
indorsement of the society If they
swear or talk loudly in the cows'
stables during milking hours.
The new rules require also that
! every cow shall be washed and
groomed before being milked and
that the hair on the cows' tails must
be cut short, cats and dogs must be
excluded from the stables and no
spectators may witness the milking.
The dairymen balk most at the
order for whispers and gentle pats
for stubborn bossies, and local con
sumers fear another increase in the
price of milk.
CATS AND 1 MOUN
TAIN LION IN
MONTROSE. Cal.; Feb. 7.—
A championship medal should
be Riven to Norris CJreen, 15
years old, who on Saturday,
after shooting four wildcats,
wound up the day by killing a
He was hunting in what is
known as Dry Creke basin, 15
miles from Montrose. The lion
which he killed waß disabled
by bis first shot and at
tempted to attack the boy, but
was so badly wounded that be
fore he could get within reach
a second shot killed It.
The four bobcats which the
boy killed Saturday made a
total or 38 which have I«*nen
to bin gun during the past 12
"I am going to put out this fellow Kid Breen in alfew rounds at Rossland.
I am on my way to the welterweight title."—Fritz Holland, Spokane Fighter *
DISSECTING CHANGES IN THE RULES
BY ADDIE JOSS
Battery men in the big leagues
will appreciate the fact that the
rules committee at Pittsburg res
cinded the rule which would have
credited these players with an er
ror on either a wild pitch or pass
The solons figured that on ac
count of the large number of
chances the battery men have to
handle in their regular work it was
hardly fair to charge them with a
demerit mark whenever a base run
ner advanced on a play of this
It is too bad that Clark Griffith
was forced to see defeated his pet
scheme of compelling the umpire
THREE-LEGGED RELAY FEATURE
OF SOUTH CENTRAL INDOOR MEET
On Wednesday afternoon South
Central will hold the second indoor
meet of the season, the four class
es competing in six events.
The feature of the meet will be
a three-legged relay race. The
three-legged race is not a new
mirth-provoker in indoor competi
tions, but a three-legged relay is a
novelty, and Athletic Coach Van
Cook expects to make this a regu
lar feature of the inter-class meets.
The following events will com-
"CV" YOUNG MAY
(By United Press Leased Wire)
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 7.—Cyrus
Denton Young, the grand old man
of baseball, is in Portland today, en
route to Elgin, Ore., to visit his
farmer brother, before reporting
to the Cleveland Naps in the south
for the twenty-first consecutive sea
son in organized baseball.
"My brother at Elgin," said Cy
Most liberal laws in the world for the development of the great
northwest. British Columbia, Canada, almost gives away its most
valuable farm lands while the transcontinental railroad is building
through it as fast as human energy will permit.
The last new country, the last great chance to make a fortune by buying surveyed government lands.. You do
not need even to live on the land in the great Northwest along the line of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway,
now building across the continent through the Nechaco valley to Prince Rupert.
This same rich, wonderful, productive valley, as the farm lands of eastern Washington, Oregon and Cali
fornia, will be traversed by this road within two years at the outside, according to the recent statement made by
the president of the road. When the road reaches the Nechaco valley every acre of it will sell at fabulous
You know what the land in the Palouse and Big Bend. countries is worth, while the land in the Big Bend and
Palouse countries is sagebrush land, the famous Nechaco valley is covered with wild grasses, that will cut five
to seven tons per acre. You know the crops of fruit, grains, grasses, vegetables and other products that grow in
the Yakima and Wenatchee valley. The Nechaco valley that the Grand Trunk opens up is as productive as this
and does not require irrigation—an overwhelming advantage. All it needs to make it double in value from
time to time is transportation and this is sure. No costly irrigation works are necessary.
The government report shows that all of this section of the country known as the Nechaco valley is dotted
with lakes and small streams. You can purchase through us from 40 to 640 acres of land in this famous valley
from $3.80 to $5.50 per acre direct from the B. C. government. At the present time this land is 150 miles from
modern transportation. This is why it can be purchased for from $3.85 to $5.50 per acre, and this is why every
acre of it is not under cultivation.
Think what it will mean when the railroad runs through the very heart of it. What will you take for your
farm for which you have paid about $3.85 an acre when you can see the trains passing from your front door?
We have had expert men in the valley investigating all the lands and have selected the very choicest.
We are personally acquainted with all these lands and can safely recommend them, and at the same time are
in a position to assist you in securing just what you want. Purchase a farm and be a wheat king or live in
luxury upon the income from a few acres of fruit trees. Wealthy farmers of the Palouse and Big Bend coun
tries did not have such a chance as this.
British Columbia Farm Land Association
H. D. Moon, Vice President in Charge 412 Hutton Building, Spokane
THE SPOKANE PRESS
who is giving base decisions to
stand outside of the diamond. Of
course, the arbitrator will tell you
that he must be as near the play as
he can in order for him to get on
top of It, still, to one who does not
know, it is hard to estimate how
much this bothers not only the sec
ond baseman and shortstop, but
also the batter.
Usually the umpire assumes a
position about half way between
the pitcher and second base and
often right behind the twirler or in
a direct line with the batter's line
of vision. This gives the pitcher a
background for every ball he de
livers and should there happen to
pose the meet: Running high jump,
15 yard dash, for practice in start
ing; running high dive, shot-put,
half mile relay potato race, each
class to have a four-man team;
three-legged relay race, four two
man teams for each class, each
team running SO yards.
There is much rivalry between
the classes at the high school and
the gymnasium will be lined with
rooters when the meet commences
at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
today, "seems to think I am about
'all in' as a pitcher, and I am on my
way . to show him that I am just
as good as ever. He wants to make
a rancher out of me, just as Fielder
Jones' brother has done with him.
I don't know what kind of country
he has located in, but I guess it
must be a good one, else he would
not be so anxious to have me pur
chase some land he has picked out
for me to buy. Seriously, when
baseball has finished with me, I
may become a California or Oregon
farmer, as the climate out here is
quite the best in the world."
WHAT'S THE USE OF DREAMING
WHILE GREAT EVENTS ARE TRAN
SPIRING ALL AROUND YOU? LIVE
IN THE PRESENT. GOLDEN OPPOR
TUNITIES ARE OFFERED TO YOU
ON ALL SIDES. GRASP THEM NOW
—TODAY. OUR PROPOSITION
SHOULD APPEAL TO YOU AS THE
EASIEST WAY TO MAKE A START
AND SUREST PROMISE OF QUICK
be an old pellet in play it is almost
impossible for the hitter to see it,
especially against the dark blue of
the arbitrator's uniform.
Then, whenever the shortstop or
second baseman is forced to hustle
over to the bag to get a throw it
is a cinch that it is harder for
either to make the play than if the
umpire stood behind second.
If the arbitrator stands over
near shortstop and this infielder is
going to cover, it's sure to hamper
his chances of making the play
successfully. To make a play of
this kind it is necessary for him to
see the ball all the way, and even
though he loses it for just a mo-
FOR CAL EWING
(By United Press Leased Wire)
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7.—lf
the efforts of J. Cal Ewing and
other baseball promoters are suc
cessful, Cal will have another
league under the sponsorship of
organized baseball when the sea
son of 1910 opens.
Representatives of eight cities
which will comprise the circuit
met last night and elected officers,
E. H. Raymond of Napa being
The cities that will be represent
ed, according to the present plans,
are Napa, San Rafael, Healdsburg,
Vallejo, St. Helena, Petaluma, San
ta Rosa and Point Richmond. An
effort will be made to get class D
rating for the organization. Games
will be played on Sundays and
MEXICO CITY, Mexico.—Former
President Zelaya of Nicaragua left
Sunday night for Vera Cruz, en
route to Brussels, Belgium.
ment, as he naturally must do when
his line of vision is obstructed by
the umpire, it is liable to cause him
to "ball" up the play entirely.
The same thing holds good on
the other side of the diamond, and,
as it is folly to suppose that the
umpire can always call the turn on
who is going to cover, it looks rea
sonable to supose that he is going
to be in the way a good many times
during a season's play.
Were the umpires instructed to
take a position back of the infield
this would never arise. Hall play
ers, and especially infielders, who
work around the keystone station,
will be sorry to learn that "Griff"
failed to get this change through. .
Cohn and Powell will attempt to
wrest the handball championship
of the S. A. A. C. from Bigelow and
Edge tonight. The only game of
the season between these clever
teams was brought to an abrupt end
when Cohn broke bis ankle. The
teams were playing evenly up to
Dlgelow and Edge went through
the tournament without a defeat,
their last victory being over Par
sons and Stingle. Had they shown
any disposition to claim the title
and silver cup they might have
done soT as technically Powell and
Cohn forfeited the game when Cohn
was forced to quit.
Councilman Ostrander will Insist
on his provision for terminal freight
rates being incorporated into the
franchise of the union passenger
station company. He thinks the
North Coast and Milwaukee rail
ways can well afford to grant these
Daily and Sunday Press,
10 cents a week.
LEGAL WAR AT
Bob Brown, Vancouver owner,
left Spokane for Seattle last night,
where the schedule meeting of the
Northwestern league is slated for
today. The Northwestern mag
nates will not meet at 9:30 o'clock
this morning as scheduled for
Aberdeen seeks to prevent the
drafting of the schedule and the
matter will be fought out in court
Harry L. Cohn, the lawyer
brother of the Spokane owner, and
Fred Miller, will represent the
league in the King county court
C. H. Rowland, the Aberdeen
manager, has asked for a writ of
mandate to compel the Northwest
erners to reinstate Aberdeen and a
hearing on the application comes
up Friday morning.
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Factory, 334 Post St. Store, 9 Steven* S«j
MONDAY, FEBRUARY %
James H. Cassell
IN MAN'S HEAD
(By United Preee Leased Wire),
ALAMEDA, Cel., Feb. 7.—
The eleventh bullet today was
taken from the head of Roman
Pritschkopf, a Russian who
ended his life last night by
hanging himself from the
'ransom bar of his room.
The Russian, on suicide bent,
Is believed to have fired five
shots into his head. All of
them, It was discovered later,
were flattened against the
He then la supposed to have
procured a rope, reloaded hia
revolver and made sure of
It Is believed that while
swinging In the air at the end
of the rope the desperate man
fired the remaining bullets.
ALDRICH IS NEAR
(By United Press Leased Wire)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7—lt waft
whispered about today among Seiv
ator Aldrich's friends that the
tariff legislator is dangerously
near a physical collapse.
Following his return from his r»»
cent trip through the south, Aid
rich announced that his health had
been much benefited. Ills friends
today, however, declare that had
he not wished to return to active)
service at once, to exercise his in*
fluence in the legislative program
of the senate for the coming sea*
slon, he would have remained awaj]
from Washington indefinitely*
Fears are expressed that he will
be unable to remain at his post
throughout the session.
SOUTH CENTRAL WINS
South Central defeated Rosalie!
Saturday night, although the local
boys had to extend themselves to
the utmost to defeat the fast quin
tet from the Palouse town. The
first half ended with the score 8
to 7 in favor of the Spokanltes,
while the referee's whistle brought
the game to an end to enable the
locals to catch their train with the
score 16 to 13. i
AT DAVENPORT FRIDAY
Coach Van Cook will take his
crew to Davenport Friday, where
he expects to add another victory
to the long string.
The Final Windup
Sale Is Now in
FOR CHOICE OF ALL
MEN'S AND YOUNG
SUITS WORTH $22.50,
$25.00, $27.50, $30.00,
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HURRY AS LOTS
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