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FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 1910.
SPORTING NEWS Nevada Laws Cannot Prevent Fighting There RENO, Nev., June 17. —The laws of Nevada cannot prevent Rickard and Gleason from taking the Jeffries-Johnson fight to that state, according to Attorney General Richard G. Stoddard. The attorney general today issued the following statement: "Since the legislature has prescribed certain conditions un der which glove contests may be held, It is beyond the power of any executive of this state to stop such a contest. When a license fee of fIOOO is paid and certificates of the health of the contestants are presented, county clerks must Issue the re> • quested permits. The legislature passed the bill making pos sible such contests and none but the legislature has the power to stop them." Expect Fight to Be Pulled Off at Reno (By United Press Leased Wire) ROWARDENNAN TRAINING CAMP, June 17.—The general opin ! J here today Is that the big fight will be pulled off at Reno. Fur ther there is a general feeling in the camp that it will be soon an nounced that Reno has been se lected and that work on an arena will begin there in order to reas sure the sporting world that the Rain Mars Ladies 9 Day Game Here Old Jupiter Pluvius mixed a lit tle sadness in the lives of 2000 lady fans out at Recreation park yes terday afternoon, when he chased the Tigers and Indians to their benches —In out of the wet The ■core stood 2 to 2. The first half of the third inning had been played and Fred Weed, midst a "pitter pat ter" chorus from the hands of the multitude of "fanesses," stalked to the box to kill the pill. The um pire had called two strikes and one ball on him when a big drop of rain hit his umps between the eyes and he howled, "Time!" For a full half hour, as per regu lations in well regulated baseball, they waited-cars, fans and play ers, no one more anxious to call it Off than the street car men. and none yearning more to stay than the ladies. It was a good, life-sized shower, though, and lasted till long after the whole hunch was back to town, and it is up to the ladies to wait for another Thursday. This is but the second time In five years that a game has been called on the Spokane grounds on account of rain. Over in Tacoma and Seattle, they say it can't rain enough to chase the players in, for the y get so accustomed to wetness over there, The rain checks issued yesterday ■—that is Hie few that were—are good only for today and tomorrow, not for Sunday. There are signs posted o nthe gates to the big hall grounds which read: "No rain cheeks after four innings." Less than four innings were played yesterday, but only a few got their rain checks. Of course, as the ladies were admitted free, they were not entitled to a rain check. Some of the male fans skipped for the cars with never a thughl of "nailing a check, as Joe Colin and his officials at the gates had closed? their office and "ducked to an obscure place In out of the wet. After Handing out a handful of the slips, he was per fectly safe from further annoyance. TRUSSES, SUSPENSORIES ELECTRIC BELTS, ETC. Our Truss department is in charge of an expert truss fitter, who fits them free of ch^fge. " EAGLE PHARMACY Alain nntl Howard Sts. Jhe Best Cocktails Made in the World Hublein's $1.25 Bottle 65c Pint 35c Half Pint Durkin's Three Stores 121 Howard Sprague & Mill 415 Main (By United Press Leased Wire) fight is going to be held on the day set. Harry Frazee, the Chicago the atrical manager who financed the Jeffries-Gotch tour, and who will conduct the Jeffries tour after the fight, has advised Rickard to take this step, and others in camp have told the promoters that they be lieve it is the wisest plan to take the fight to some place where there will be no interference. Few fans who did want checks were inclined to hunt around in (he rain for the man that had them. Ryan occupied the box for the home team against Bert Hall for the Bengals. It started out like a typical ladies' day game, with a bunch of hitting and the prospects were good for a big score on either side. NO POSTPONED GAME PL A YED THIS WEEK It is doubtful from all present in dications if the game between the Indians and the Tigers, postponed yesterday an account of rain, will be made Up here this week. It was at first thought that a double header would he played Sunday, but late last night it was practically decided that such would prove too hard on the players just before their all night trip to the coast. After this week, the team leaves the city for two weeks, during which time thei-eVill he no North* western league games played here. The same pitchers Who started the game yesterday will likly officiate' on the slab in today's game, and Bonner will most likely be reserved for the Sunday game. Gillett Gives Assurances of Determination (By United Press Leased Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, June 17.—"1 am informed that many men have arranged to come to California to see Jeffries and Johnson in the ring. I want to say to them they need have no doubt about the sit uation. There will be no fight be tween Jeffries and Johnson in Cali fornia." This was Governor Gillett's an swer today to the statements that his order to Attorney General Webb has left many men throughout the east in doubt whether to come to San Francisco to see the fight. WANT BODY OF MURDERED WOMAN CREMATED (By United Press Leased Wire) BAN FRANCISCO, June 17.— Austin and Kate Scott, brother and sister of Mrs. Mary Scott Castle Charlton, w|>o was murdered at Como, Italy, have sent word to Como requesting that Mrs. Charl ton's body lie exhumed, incinerated and tin l ashes sent to San Fran cisco. Ambassador Leishman has been cabled to arrange for tile cre mation and shipment. Wal lace Electric Train. With parlor car, leaves Spokane terminal, Main and Lincoln, at 7 a. m. and 1:10 p. m., for direct con nection via the lake route to Wal lace and Coeur d'Alene points. Iluf fet and refreshment! on all steam ers. Returning arrives in center of city at 11:30 a. m. and 6:30 p. in. Tickets nt terminal or office. Main and Washington, *** DOWN WHERE BIG JIM JEFFRIES WAS BORN TREY ALL CALL HIM JEFF—AND THEY ARE ALL BETTING HE WILL WIN FIGHT BY H. H. MALONE. CARROLL, 0., June 16.—"D0 I know anyone who can tell you tJeff when he lived here? Well, Far me re and Merchants bank climbed off (he high stool on which he was sitting when I wan dered into the bank and put the question to him, lowered his right hand down to a level with his knee, and repeated: "Yes, sir, I knew Jeff when he was that high and when he wasn't quite so high as that that. You see, I am Jeff's cousin, and was his playmate when we were kids." The impresarios who are send ing the glowing news from the mountains of the Pacific coast, where Jeffries is training for his fight with Johnson, send pitiful tales back, telling how awfully hard it is to get Jeff to talk. But why should Jeff talk? He has Jim Cor hett and Sam Berger, two of the greatest long distance orators in the country, with him, so maybe Jeff can talk but just don't want to. ' At any rate, judging from Kistler, I would not say that inability to talk is a family failing. Kistler talked long and he talked mighty interestingly about Jeff and Jeff's early days around this little town. "Jeff was born about two miles out this road here," Kistler said, walking to the door of the bank and pointing out along the road which runs north from the village, "and he was at my house as often as he was at his own home. "But before we talk nny further I want to tell you that Jeff never attended school here. You see," Kistler added, "this is to be a true tale, so I'll begin it by telling ypu that Jeff was about five years old when his family moved from this city. So, of course, he didn't have a chance to attend the little red school house just over the hill, and ■ticking still closely to facts, I will say there isn't any little red school house. But I have seen pictures of it." Jeff's birthplace Is two miles north of Carroll, near a crossroads hamlet, and about 28 or 30 miles southeast of Columbus. Yon get to Carroll on the lines of the Scioto Valley Traction Co., or the Hock ing Valley railroad. The conductor of the car on which I went to Car roll from Columbus told me that since Jeff started training, many strangers visitingjn Columbus have been making pilgrimages to his birthplace. The natives of Carroll verified this. "Jeff's father was a farmer when they lived here, but the winter be "lx't's see." Kistler said, digging Into his record book, which he keeps along side of the bank regis ter. "Jeff was born April 18, 1575. I am a little older than Jeff " Notice that Jeff; that's what they all call the retired champion in his native town, never Jim or James. "There were six boys. Tom, John. YE FURNITORIUM THE SPOKANE PRESS STANDING OP NOJTHWEST LEAGUE STANDING OP NOITHWEST LEAGUE Won. Lost. P.CU Won. Lost. P.O Vancouver 29 24 .54<j flkcoma .. 25 29 .4(i:' Spokane. . .29 25 .58l|l»attle. . . .24 29 .45.". Charlie, Cal, Jack the youngest, and Jeff, and then Lilly, the sister. Jeff's mother and father were both big people, and all of the boys were big. At four years of age Jeff was as big as a boy of seven, and he was a mighty strong little fellow. "He liked rough play and appar ently nothing could hurt him. Of course he was so young that no one paid much attention to him, but he wasn't the kind to have himself overlooked any. He was just a normal, healthy boy, fond of play ing like other kids around here and stronger than the average, fore they left the old man was con verted in the Mt. Carmel church. The family moved to California, where the father began preaching. The last night they were here they stayed at our house, and the whole family was vaccinated. I remember Jeff didn't like the vaccination a little bit, but old Dr. Aldard scratched his arm the same as the others." Then Kistler rambled from Jeff to tell about Jack, the youngest member of the Jeffries family, who is now training with his famous Jack returned to Carroll for a visit after the Jeffries had lived in California several years, and he told wild tales, so Kistler says, about killing tarantulas. The Carroll boys got tired of hearing of young Jack's bravery, so they steered him up against a bees' nest, with results painful to Jack. "But he didn't tell us any more about tarantulas," Kistler conclud ed, chuckling. After Jeff won the champion ship by whipping Fitzsimmons, he returned to Carroll for n visit. Jim Smith, the Carroll barber, re members the visit well, but he don't like to talk about it. Kis tler tells the story. "Jeff wanted a shave," Kistler says, "and he went Into Jim Smith's shop, climbed into the chair and told Jim to get busy. Now Jim don't usually gx>t rat tled, but he did this time. Every man in the town who was around crowded into the shop to see Car roll's most famous citizen shaved, and Smith was nervous. He made two or three blind attempts to strop the razor, gave It up, and finally Jeff shaved himself." Down here they think Mrs. Jef fries is the sweetest and prettiest little woman in the world. She visited here last winter when Jeff wns touring the country, and they are still talking about her. Maybe Goldfield Bids High for Fight (By United Press Leased Wire) OOLDFIELD, Nev., June 17.—1f Tex Rickard will select Goldfleid for the Jeffries-Johnson fight he will be assured the sale of 6000 $20 senate by the chamber of com merce of Goldfield. President Maurice K. Sullivan of the chamber of commerce has wired Rickard to this effect. The pledge will be supported by Gold field, Tonopah, Rawhide and Rhy olite. Large Stock of Furniture The Insurance Company Stands the Loss The furniture stock of !Ye Furnitorium, which was damaged by smoke and water MUST BE SOLD OUT IMMEDIATELY. Our new goodshave arrived. — w Dressers, Chiffonieres, Tables, Chairs, Couches, Rockers, Beds, Diningroom and Parlor Furniture Sale Begins Tomorrow and Continues for Ten Days WHERE THE WHITE CHAM PION OF THE WORLD WAS BORN. HIS MOTHER, MRS. RE BECCA JEFFRIES, AND HIS FA THER, REV. ALEXIS C. JEF FRIES, a Mrs. Jeffries doesn't know It, but if she ever sees this she will know that she made the hit of her life in the central Ohio village where her big husband was born. The old Jeffries homestead Is now occupied by a widow, Mrs. Pierce by name. Mrs. Pierce said she didn't know she was living in the house where the undefeated heavyweight champion scrapper of the World first tested his lungs by squalling—all babies squall—until folks began driving up to the place at all hours of the day and night and asking her questions. Then Mrs. Pierce made some Ex-Star of Chicago Whitesox a "Busher" (By United Press Leased Wire) CHEHALIS, Wash., June 17.— Fielder Jones, former star in the outer garden of the Chicago White Sox, and for years the idol of the south side fans, will this summer play center field for the Chehalis team In the Washington state league, the most Insignificant base ball circuit in the Pacific states. This tremendous drop from the dizziest heights of baseball fame to the bushiest of the bushes, is not due to any retrogression In Jones' playing ability. He retired form baseball recently to go into | business in Portland. By playing in the Washington state league he will have to don his I uniform only three times a week, I TO BE SACRIFICED AT LESS THAN DEALERS' COST FIGHT GOSSIP inquiries. Mrs. Pierce is a busy woman and doesn't like to be dis turbed, and she says she isn't par ticularly interested in Jeffries. But the male population of Car roll is particularly Interested In the big fellow. Kistler has a set of boxing gloves which Jeff gave him last winter, and these gloves are one of the principal attrac tions of the village. When they are not strolling Into the bank to take a look at the gloves, or out of the bank after having had a look at the gloves, the sporting men sit on kegs in front of "Bill's" place and wonder If Jeff can come back. Carroll to a man, however, will have a bet on the big fellow when he faces Johnson In the ring thus leaving four days for business, which is ample, he says. Jones does not say what the Che halis team is paying him, he does not care what they pay. His only object is to get back into the fas cinating game and to regain his old time speed and health. Jones is said to have refused an offer of $10,000 a year when he quit the Chicago Americans. He will probably make his Initial appearance in a Chehalis uniform Saturday in the series with Aber deen. Father Tom" Kelly of Eugene, Ore., coach of the Oregon univer sity nine, has been made captain o fthe local team, which Is now in fourth place in a list of six. Anti-Gambling Movement Hits New York Races SHEEPBHBAD HAY, N. V., June 17.—The uncertainty attend ing the staging of the Jeffries-Johnson fight la reflected here to day in the uncertainty of horsemen as to whether the Suburban handicap will be run. Agents of the Society for the Prevention of Crime are endeavoring to arrest the Jockey club directors un der the new anti-gambling laws and horsemen believe that even if the race be run today it will be the last. The weather is bad and the track heavy. This, combined with the action of the anti-race track organizations, left the mam moth stands and extensive lawns almost empty. Sam Hlldreth'i Fitzherbert was withdrawn, feaving Keene'a Ballot and Hlldreth'i King James favorites. Fashion Plate. Prince Imperial, Olambala, Maskette and Joe Madden were the other entries. The conditions faced by the racing men today were the worst In the history of American horse racing. MAJOR LEAGUES Won. Lost. P.C. Philadelphia 31 16 .674 New York 29 IB .659 Detroit 33 19 .635 Boston 24 22 .522 Cleveland 18 22 .450 Washington 22 28 .440 Chicago 17 27 .386 St. Louis 10 36 .217 R. H. E. Detroit 12 14 3 Boston 3 8 1 At Detroit— R. H. E. Chicago 1 7 2 Philadelphia 2 6 2 At Chicago— At Cleveland— R. H. E. Cleveland 5 7 0 New York 3 7 2 At St. Louifl — R. H. E. St. Louis 2 9 4 Washington 6 7 0 Won. Lost. P.C. Chicago 30 16 • .652 New York 29 19 .604 Cincinnati 24 21 .533 Pittsburg 22 22 .500 St. Louis 22 25 .468 Brooklyn 22 26 .458 Philadelphia 19 26 .422 Boston 17 31 .354 At Philadelphia— R. H. E. Philadelphia 19 13 0 Cincinnati 0 5 2 Other prames postponed; rain. COAST LEAGUE Won. Ix>st. P.C. Portland 38 29 .567 Oakland 43 34 .558 San Francisco 42 34 .553 Vernon 41 84 .547 Los Angeles 35 43 .449 Sacramento 24 49 .329 At Sacramento— R. H. E. Sacramento 1 3 0 Oakland 0 4 1 At San Francisco— R. H. E. San Francisco 1 6 0 Sinton The Tailor 228 RIVERSIDE AYE. Properly Tailored Soring Suit at a Moderate Price. Cor. First Aye. and Madison St. Expert Furniture Polishers, Refinishers, Upholstering, Rep airing (By United Press Leased Wire) Yesterday's Score. AMERICAN. NATIONAL. Yesterday's Score. PACIFIC COAST. Los Angeles 2 7 0 At Vernon— R. H. XL Vernon 6 13 0 Portland 0 1 0 Ford Loses to the Beavers Mike Lynch, manager of the Se attle Turks, tried Ford, a new am ateur pitcher, in the game against the Vancouver Beavers yesterday, and though the youngster held the* opponents down to three hits, the Seattle team was beaten by a score of 3 to 1. Ford's wildness at various junctures of the game prac tically threw the contest away to the Beavers. Jensen pitched * steady game for Vancouver. Th« game was played on the Van couver grounds. The score: R. H. B. Seattle 000 00 000 I—l 4 S Vancouver .1 10 1 0 000x—3 3 0 BASEBALL Recreation Park I.EAOUB BALL TOMORROW THE LAST OF THg SERIEB. TACOMA vs. SPOKANE Reserved seats on sale at Taft'sk Donnely's and Brown's cigar store* Good Taste and Harmony are essential to your comfort of mind. Walls look down upon you so constantly that an ugly Wall Paper pattern or harsh note In the color scheme is a continual Jar. 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