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Hot Fight News--Boating-?Baseball Dope—Local Sports SAY MCCARTHY'S DEATH NOT TO STOP FIGHTING (By United Press Leased Wire) SAN FRANCISCO. April 30—Al though the entire Pacific coast is aroused tonight against prize fight ing as a result of the death of Tommy McCarthy, the popular San Francisco youth who went to his death in his fight with Owen Mo ran, the English lightweight, with a prayer and the kiss of his batjy brother on his lips, men prominent in fistiana predict that the Jef frlse-Johnson battle scheduled here for July 4 will not be interfered with. The action of Governor Gil lett in refusing to take any action in the matter is the basis for the prediction. "The fighting game is of no in terest to me and the "whole world' will wait a long time if it is breath lessly anticipating some statement from me." remarked the governor this afternoon. "If the law is being violated and the ministers of the state want to stop it the best thing they can do is apply to the district attorney." Although officials of the Cali fornia church federation allege that •Owen moran, whose blow Crushed McCarthys skull friday night at san fran- CISCO. the law is being violated by the holding of the prize fight. Jack Gleason. one of the promoters of the Jeffries-Johnson battle, and other men prominent in fight cir cles deny that any Interference with the game can be based on legal grounds. The fact that Mc- Carthy, who was a devout Roman Catholic, had a prayer book in the pocket of the overcoat he wore into the ring last night, which led to the disclosure of the fact that he had offered a prayer for his safe keeping and success before strik ing the first blow, has proved an obstacle to the ministers who to day announced their intention to drive pugilism from the state. They are undismayed, however, and de clare that they will succeed in their project. Jeffries, Johnson and the other principal figures in the coming great battle tonight refuse to dis cuss McCarthy's death beyond ex pressing their sorrow and stating that they had no fear that it would interfere with their plans. LACK OF SPEED AND "PEP" IN HOME TEAM Our Spokane Indians have not yet developed enough speed to con vince the fans that the team is an improvement over last year, or that it is even up to the standard set by the Indians of 1909. They are not hitting regularly enough so far to match up well with the other teams of the league and their infie Id work is too slow. As for the outfield, Davis in left, Kippert tn center and Freddie Weed out In the right of the pas ture with the sun full in his face, while on the home grounds, it •would be hard to find a faster and more imposing array of players. Therefore, it is seen that the most of the fault lies in the remainder of the team. Lou Nordyke is not showing up the same gilt edge brand of class that he did last summer at the first Back and too many hits are being allowed to leak through the infield. Of course this, the first series, just ending with Vancouver, has been more or less an experiment, and the last few days have indicated that Cartwright's proper place is right * here he is now, at second base. However, he could stand a little more speed and care in playing his part, but he Is showing up good The same applies to Granville, who is being played at shortstop. As a rule his playing will pass in spection as to speed and accuracy, but his stick work is woefully to the bad. Flood shows up about as promisingly as any one on the team. He has the speed and the class, and his batting, while not .by any means boastworthy, .vK stand fairly well with tho .r.erage. Tbe series of the coming week, starting tomorrow, with Taconia, is going to put the Indians to a pretty thorough test of ability, for the Tigers are there with the hit ting this year, and, from the looks of some of their work with the Se attle team, they can go the Beavers just about one better when it comes to delivering tbe goods at bat. So far the Spokane fans are not thoroughly satisfied that President Cuba has supplied his team with a Staff of slab artists sufficiently Strong to go against the game in fair competition with those of the •■ret other teams in the North veej league. Vie Holm Is the old From San Diego to Humboldt, California was aroused to action against the prize ring The breath hardly had left the hoy fighter's body before ministers of San Fran crsco had conferred and issued a statement denouncing the sport nnd urging the people to cooperate in forcing state officials to end the fighting came. Fight promoters profess to see in McCarthy's death no more sig nificance than in the death of an athlete in any other si»ort. Ministers and attorneys declare it is the result of a brutalizing crime and that had the law 1 n enforced McCarthy would In- alive. McCarthy died of hemorrhage of the brain superinduced by a basal fracture of the skull sustained when his head struck a thinly padded platform of the ring at Dreamland rink, physicians say. In the opening of the sixteenth round, as though according to pro gram. Moran cut loose a right bander to McCarthy's .iaw and the lad went to the mat. He did not regain consciousness. The autopsy completed late today showed Mc- Carthy was in good condition. Heart and lungs were in excellent shape. The dead fighters face was battered and bruised. the lips puffed, eyes and nose abraised and one ear bruised. Moran was arrested in his dress ing room. He spout the night pray ing for McCarthy and vowed he would never again draw on a glove. When told of McCarthy's death he regained his composure somewhat, and later announced that he would not quit the fight game. Moran's and McCarthy's seconds were placed under arrest. Jim Griffith, promoter of the fight, was booked this afternoon on a charge of manslaughter, but "Tiv" Kreling, a Moran second, was still at liberty tonight. When the announcement of Mc- Carthy's death went forth, every ministerial association in tbe larger cities in California prepared for mass meetings to denounce the prise fight game and to ask state officials to prevent the big fight at Emery ville, July 4. Governor Gillett. prior to his de parture for Washington, intimated he would not interfere with the big fight, suggesting the ministers apply to the district attorneys if the law had been violated. Gillett refused to state positively whether he would answer the tel egrams sent him by ministerial associations. At Rowardennan. Jim Jeffries was close mouthed as usual and re fused to discuss the possible re sults on the big fight of McCarthy's death. Hoth he and Sam Merger said that they did not believe the death would cause such opposition as to prevent the fight. The death of Tommy McCarthy will not affect the plans of the promoters of the Jeffries-Johnson fight, according to Jack Johnson today. Johnson said he looked on McCarthy's death as an unfortunate incident in the world of sport, but of no more significance than deaths occurring in football, aviation or automobile racing. Sporting men here today com mented on the admission made by Moran at the city prison that he "let McCarthy stay 15 rounds." The whole affair has created a strong sentiment against the fight ing game here which sporting men regard as menacing, and the minis ters declare that they will endeavor to put the whole game in Califor nia out of the way. In the churches of this city to morrow, the ministers have an nounced that t hey will preach against the fight game and against the Jeffries-Johnson fight. reliable, just the same as be was last rammer, and Jess Baker is generally able to do his part of the work in the pitcher's box; Hiekey is by no means a "second fiddler" when he is "at himself ": Keener is good for a few innings once or twice a week, but there is nothing certain about Killilay or Bonner. Either of them can pitch good ball sometimes, but when called in to help the team out of a pinch their ability to hold themselves down to THIS SORT OF PICTORF IMPOSSIBLE TO SECURE ON NATIONAL LEAGUE GROUNDS BY TIP WRIGHT. The first complaint has been lodged by a National league club owner against President I.ynch's order barring newspaper photo graphers from the playing field while games are in progress. The one who has dared to pro test is Horace Kogel, head of the Philadelphia team. Horace is an ex-newspaper man. like Charlie Murphy and Pan Johnson, and he appreciates fully the benefit of the advertising derived from good base ball pictures. 'Tbe newspapers publish pictures like the one shown here, because their patrons kibe to sec them. They illustrate truthfuli. and minutely exciting plays, which appeal to the fans. Some of the readers have seen the play depicted and they learn from the photograph just how close the decision was. For the camera sees more than tbe eye of the fan in grandstand or bleacher. Because he realizes the interest of the fans In the national game, President Johnson of the American league refused to follow in the steps of President Lynch in bar ring the snap shooters. Johnson wants to see the'pictures published and the more pictures published the better he likes It. The pictures COMISKEY'S MOVE IN REBUILDING WHITE SOX IS NOW ADMITTED TO HA YE BEEN A VERY WISE ONE CHICAGO, April 30.—When he onened his check book last fall to rebuild the white Sox, Charley Co miskey did so without the fear in his heart of spending too much money, lie wrote big checks and many of them, and a brand new in field carries the hope of the old Roman this season. Two ol tin' brightest stars in baseball were picked up by Comis key win n he bought Roily Zeider, the Pacific coast wonder, for second base, and Russell Hlackburno. the Providence shortstop, as Zeider's side kick. Sox enthusiasts call the two the tastes! pair tlint ever worked around second base. Both ape young, both cover territory like run away colts, and both stand up at bat and whale away like men who know how to hit. Although tile season is what Charley Ebbetts said baseball was. "in its Infancy," both youngsters have won places in the affections of .Manager Hugh Huffy and Owner Comiskey, and they seem bound to win a hold on the affections of the Chicago fans who admire speed and Willingness combined with ability. Some managers laughed when Comiskey rebuilt the Sox infield with kids, but they aren't laughing these days. Already Hugh Jennings and Connie Mack, veteran manag ers of Winners, have said that the team heading the Sox will nail the flag. Pretty good opinion these old timers have of a lot of boys just breaking into fast company. When Comiskey decided to shake the bag he shook it like a man with the ague. He gave Prank Isbell his long sought unconditional release, and "I/.zy" went to Wichita. Kan., to run his own team. Gandil suc ceeded him at first. Oandi! was un known in fast company. Ceorge Davis was dropped from the key stone position to be succeeded by Zelder; and Fred Parent, a few deliver the goods is a matter of chance. Coachers with that inspiring biand of "pep" that helps a runner along have been noticeably absent during the home team's innings throughout the Spokane-Vancouver series. On Hie other hand. Mob Brown, who managed the Indians last year, aud who is now at the head of the Beaver colony, is to be seen most any time when there is anything doing for his team, out on the coaching lints injecting life into the game and helping his boys in. Let us have a little more of the speed and the "pep" for the home team, if nothing more. QUEER VERDICT AT BOOKMAKERS' DEATH 1 One oT the oddest verdicts of a coroner's jury ever ((turned was i that following the investigation into 'I the death of l.ouis Phillips, a book maker, who dropped dead in the half crown betiing ring at Kemp | ton park, The verdict was: "The : deceased came to his deatli through ; heart failure superinduced by ex- I cltement caused by joy at having backed a horse to win named Old ; China, which won the lace, the aforesaid tare being known in the racing calendar for that day as the 'Queen's prize.' " Even the Philadelphia barbera are catching It. One of tbe cult in the Bellevue-Stratford refused to ■crape Bat Nelson'a chin. When your barber draws, th*' line its close to the limit. Kail birds at Lexington are tak ing notice of an exercise boy of t>4, who is said to give promise. A LIGHTNING PLAY AT THIRD BASE WHICH FANi IN NATIONAL LEAGUE CITIES MAY NOT SEE REPRODUCED IN PHOTO GRAPHS BECAUSE OF PRESIDENT LYNCH'S ANTIpHOTOGRAPIIINQ ORDERS. 1 THE SPOKANE PRESS, SUNDAY, MAY 1, 1910. JOB CHOYXSKI HAS BiCEN ENGAGED AS JIM JEFFRIES PERSONAL HANDLER —NEWS ITEM years ago an infield wonder, went from short to the outfield to make room for Blaekburne. Jesse Tanae hill was succeeded at third by Pur tell. All this required nerve, but cap able critics declare Comiskey's scheme is sure to prove a winner. The injection of young blood of the right sort means hard work, and VANCOUVER CINCHES THE SERIES IN A FAST GAME; INDIANS GET GOOSE EGG The Beavers delivered one big. white goose egg to the locals yes-! terday, but the fans saw some top ! notch ball. There was weeping and gnashing of teeth over the fact that the Indians' last hope of taking the '~ series went glimmering, but then, it j was a pretty game . The score was; 3-0, and. briefly told, the reason was: Beavers, six bingles; Indians, four; Beavers, no errors; Indians.] one. How else could the score be with that sort of a record? For five straight innings at the] opening of the game the Spokane huskies went out iv one-two-three order, and only three times during the game did they get men on bases j —once one man got to first and twice there were two men on bases at once. Gardner, for the Canucks, pitched a great game, walking only one and allowing but four hits, two to Brooks and one each to Davis and Cartwrlght. The game was not without its sensational catches, thrilling stops and fast double plays. The story of the scores is briefly told. In the fifth Scharnweber. for Vancouver, singled—lt was too hot for Cart wright to handle. Sugden pulled off a pretty sacrifice and after Gardner betoken a healthy interest in sport, which he, more than „any other one man, has shoved into the nation wide position it occupies, to day. It isn't up to me to say thaL Pres ident Lynch's order isn't a good thing, even if 1 happen to think that way. Time will tell whetlier JEFF HAS A NEW NURSE with the veteran outfielders and battery men. gives the team just the right mixture to get the bes ou of every man in he lineup. had Bled out Swain's bingle to left field scored the Vancouver short stop. The visitors rang the hell twice again in tho last —they didn't need the runs and it would have been better to have made it a 1-0 game, but it is always better to be on the safe side. It happened In this wise: lames singled betwen second and third, Capron got a life on Cart wright's error —the only one in the game—and Scharnweber walked, filling the bases with no outs. Sug den singled, scoring .lames. Gard ner forced Capron out at the plate by knocking a grounder which was neatly fielded. Then Swain walked, forcing in Scharnweber. Breen and Strieb both flied out, retiring the side. It looked like a score for a while for the locals in the last half of the ninth, but it wasn't. Davis was safe on a hot grounder, which hit the pitcher in the feet; Cartwright singled.. This looked good, but Kip ! pert fanned and Weed and Nordyke both flied out. That was the near est the locals got to getting a score. The score: R. H. E. I Vancouver .000 010 0 0 2—3 6 0 Spokane ...00000000 o—o 4 1 he or Johnson is right. The chances are Lynch will get more kicks. In Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago and St. Louis, where the big leagues oppose each other, it will be Inter esting to note the result. With everything even, for In stance, two teams in a city occupy ing the same position in their re WHEN MOONEY STINGS THE When Murphy bunts, and gets to first. We cheer his feat with pride; The ball twists slowly down the line And never rolls outside. When Casey makes a sacrifice, His deftness moves us all, But, oh, the real hi-hi-ing comes When Mooney stings the ball! For Mooney has a nervous way Of handling his bat; The pitchers have to watch his eyes, They don't know where they're at. He's up there ready with his stick Upon the sphere to fall. And, oh, the crowd lets out a yell When Mooney stings the ball! Yes, Mooney was designed by fate To make the pitchers mourn: The foxy Inshoots and the wides He lets pass by with scorn. He stands, regardless of the crowd. The strikes or umpire's call, Until the sphere floats o'er the plate- Then Mqoney stings the ball! It moves us when the center field Pulls down the fly he's cursed: It thrills us when the shortstop's throw Cuts off a man at first. But, oh, the fierce excitement w hen, The bases filled, we all heap up. and howl, and dance and yell When Mooney stings the ball! Greater New York is preparing itself for the annual trimming—by the professional marathoners. spective leagues, it will be worth while keeping an eye on the attend ance, to know whether the snappy, action photographs of the Ameri can league players such as is re produced here, do not awaken more Interest than the lack of such pho tographs which the orders of Presi dent Lynch are responsible for. WINS LONG RAGE BUFFALO, N. V., April 30.— Hans Ilolmer of Sweden won the 15-mile championship run of pro fessionals at the seventy-fourth regiment armory tonight; Nebrich of Buffalo second, and Percy Sel len of Toronto third. The time was 1:21:00 3-."i, and Is a world's record. The former time was 1:21:21 1-6. HARD-HITTING BIRDIE CREE TELLS 'EM HOW TO HIT PILL Birdie Cree, the hard hitting second baseman of the New York American team, lias some good advice for amateur baseball play ers who aspire to be Hans Wagners or Ty Cobbs with the stick. ' Observe the following from Birdie: It is a case of trying to outguess the pitcher. You must try to determine what he is going to throw. It is necessary to watch the ball. Keep an eye on it from the second it leaves the pitcher's hand. When you have trained your eye to this task tho chances of being hit are at a minimum. The greatest fault with ball players is that they lose track of the ball when it leaves the pitcher's hand and strike where they think it ought to be. Strength is not necessary to become a "slugger." Give the pellet a sharp tap and it will travel as far as though you put all your heft up against the bat. SIPOET SPICE Good morning! Going to chur—er; ah—tho ball game? Well, we'll win TODAY. Well, don't forget that there are also two games In the City league scheduled for this afternoon at Natatorium park. Thanks to the weather man for some of the fine atmosphere he has been handing out. Tennis enthusiasts are taking advantage of it and already the courts of the local clubs are swarming with devotees. Pre|» arations are under way for entertaining a big tennis tourney this sum mer and the Y. M. 0, A. intends to go on record as tho finest host "what is." If you were the ball, you wouldn't be so dry, even It it is Sunday. Somebody would kindly "soak" you. Our friend, Dr. Roller, is willing enough to hook up for matches with Zbyssko and Mahmout, according to the dispatches of tho last week, but hasn't time to meet Henry Ordeman. You are not very popular in Minne apolis, Doc. "Why does that fellow wear that pad on his chest—has he n cold on the lungs?" a fair fan, with an abundance of portable hirsute adorn ment, anxiously queried the other day as she gazed pityingly at Catcher Brooks and his inflated chest protector. Tex Kickard got himself in had with a lot of sporting people tho other day when he ventured the remark that there would be somebody else In the ring besides Jeffries and the referee. There are, however, a few who incline to Itickard's belief, (Reason came out strong for Jeff and It was up to Riokard, in a promotive interest, to boost the negro. There are the green apple cramps, the cold water cramps. Jim Jef fries has his cramps, sport writers sometimes get the writers' cramps, but we have never yet hoard of tho "rooters' " cramps. Looks like a big year in baseball. More leagues than ever before and every one of them starting out on a firm footing and with good pros pects for finishing the season with money in the treasury. The amateur situation ln i ßpokane, where dozens of teams are cavorting on the vacant lots, indicates the interest, in the great game. Hugh Jennings, manager of the Detroit team, who figures, slightly disguised, In "Won in the Ninth," by Christy Mathewson, paid tin* author a compliment a few days ago when he said that he wished every boy In tho Pnited States could read the baseball serial. The interest being taken In the Jeffries-Johnson fight was never bet ter shown than last week when a rumor spread that the big boilermaker had broken his arm. People hung on the wires and kept the telephones busy trying to find if there wns a fragment of truth In the rumor. It appeared later that a saloon hangeron In 'Frisco started the fantastic tale. It would seem that .Tack Johnson la doing everything possible (o lose what popularity he now has before the fight comes off. His antics with courts and policemen and performances In his untamed automobile will not get him anything but roasts. Jack ought to behave himself or he may be languishing in a cell when July 4 rolls around. Head this from tho columns of tho Milwaukee Sentinel anil then laugh: "Manager McCloakey in one of the moat popular men in tho baseball profession. He is on the host terms with all the big league managers and almost everyone offers his superfluous player to tha. Brewer m>ss before letting other class A owners Know that the mater.**"* Is on the market." And yet the Milwaukee fans are yelling for new and young material. After perilling the foregoing one would come to the conclusion that McClosUey didn't, want such players as Ferris, Williams, Alti/.er, Owens, Ryan. Rossman, Downs. Hlgginhotham. Denny Sullivan, tlinchman, Cocash, Kllani, Orth, Coffey, Lewis and a lot more of them secured by A. A. clubs from big league magnates this season. Remember one thing, and that is that "Chick" Autrey of St. Paul is picked to bo one of tho league's host players this season. Also remem ber that unless tho Saints strengthen some of their positions they will not be in the running to any great extent despite the unquestioned and generally recognized ability of Manager Mike Kelly. The Saints do not appear any too strong in any of the positions outside of first and second base. CA TCHERS ARE BIC NOISES IN BASEBALL REALMS NOW When wo como lo think it over tho two men who made tho big gest noise in tho baseball field this spring were catchers. They wore Larry McLean of the Cincinnati Hods, and Johnny Kling of the Chicago Cubs. Both were at war with tho team magnates over infractions of the rules. Johnny, after being out of the game a season, evidenced a disposition to get back, but at the last min ute he balked at a reduction of salary. Larry kept In tho lime light for two months while he wrangled with the Reds' manage ment. In notable opposition to the noise made by these two catchers was George Gibson of the world's champion Pirates, probably the niftiest backstop In the National league. When George quietly signed up for this year Barney Dreyfus wept tears of Joy. George didn't ask for more money, but upon reading his contract after signing it he was surprised to find that his pay bad been raised $.1111) for the season. MOTOR TRUCKS TO RAPIDLY DISPLACE THE HORSE HERE A rapid displacement of horses in trucking and delivery service in Spokane by electric, gas and steam power trucks and light wagorja is predicted for the next two or three years. The speed bug has got In Its work so successfully that the dis appearance of the horse for use with pleasure vehicles on the Spo kane streets is noted to have gone on at a rate that Is almost amaz ing during the last two years and even during the last few months. An actual saving of money neces sary for the purchase and operation of trucks and delivery wagons by mechanical means, will, it Is de clared by local dealers, prove Itself one of the strongest arguments against the use of horseß for this class of work. One electric truck and automobile firm has sent out comparative figures, which appar ently show that a saving of more than $1000 a year can be made by the use of one power truck to take the place of two wagons, five horses and two drivers. "Say, I'd fight a bull 000," says Tom Sharkey. Yesf, and if he could frame it up with the bovine's trainer, Philadelphia .lack would do the same. Jack Johnson went a week with out being pinched.