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TUESDAY, JULY 19. 1910.
SPORTING NEWS IS GOTCH THE DEEP, (By United Press Leased Wire) NEW YORK, July 19.—About New York today the sports are trying to answer the question: "Who is the unknown who chal- Jack Johnson?" It is a deep, dark mystery, and no one seems to have the answer. There are only two clues. One is that the mysterious slugger is backed by James J. Corgett ; the other is that he is backed by Hugh Mcintosh. From the latter clue the sports that the man with the mighty punch and the veil of mystery may be some Australian heavyweight Mcintosh has discovered. Howerer, many of Mcintosh's statements just before the big battel at Reno are re-called and his faith in the negro's ability to wipe the earth with any fighter Mcintosh professed to know then, makes it pretty certain that t.b» mysterious man Is really some t?her whom Corbett has discovered. But Jim isn't saying anything and so the fans are puzzled. Some of the very wise ones be IIS NOW TIED FOR LEAD The Northwestern pennant chas ing game is beginning to look like one with three teams still having a chance, as since yesterday Spokane and Vancouver are tied for first place, and Tacoma is just about four games in the rear. I)ug"s Turks Turks won't figure any more this year. Poor old Bug! As Slim Hoover would say, "Nobody loves a fat. man." 'Twas a pitchers' battle yester day and Killilay won out against Gardiner, the pencil shaped Blabster that Hob Brown has disposed of to one of the major league teams for $2500. Gardiner was pretty fair, but Jack Killilay was better, the hits being five to three respectively, Then the Indians fielded perfectly, with the exception of Netzel's error. With a lot of luck, Tacoma wal loped Seattle yesterday. The scores: Spokane ..01010000 *— 2 5 1 Vancouver .00 000 1 000— 1 3 3 Tacoma 14100 oo o— 6 Bo Seattle .. .0 0 0 1 0 00 0 0— 1 11 4 THE LARGEST CLEANERS IN THE WORLD /\ T^^T^X—J/""\T T7l T/ T*T*** ,700-702 PROMT AYE COR\ftALLS T BASEBALL RECREATION PARK SPOKANE vs. VANCOUVER All This Week and Sunday at 3:15 Clearance Ladies' Oxfords, Pumps and Slippers reduced in price. Also Children's Shoes and Slippers. DAVIS SHOE COMPANY DARK MYSTERY? lieve that the unknown challenger is Frank Gotch, the lowa farmer, friend of Jeffries, champion heavy weight wrestler and the man sug gested as the proper person to ad minister the sleep-potion to John son. It is re-clled that in one of the statements attributed to a close friend of Gotch, that the wrestler declared he would be as willing o fight in Australia as anywhere else, and this would appeal to Mcintosh, it is said. Corbeit, who took Jeff eries' defeat to heart, is a friend of Gotch, and has offered to teach him to box. The champion wrestler is one of the biggest and strongest profess ional athletes in America and if he could get the speed and learn enough about boxing to be able to defend himself he would be a form idable rival against the big black. Gotch has been pretty quiet on the subject but has admitted that he is thinking it over. A good many fight bugs here to day believe that the mysterious challenge may be Gotche's method of talking. Won. Lost. P. C. Philedelphia 53 24 .689 Boston 47 32 .595 New York 46 32 .590 Detroit 44 37 .543 Cleveland 33 39 .458 Chicago 31 46 .402 Washington 30 47 .390 St. Louis 24 51 .320 At Boston— R. H. E. Boston (Collins) 9 11 2 Detroit (Mullln, Works). 4 8 5 At Ney York— R. H. E. New York (Vaughn- Will- hoop) 3 9 1 St. Louis (Lake) 4 8 3 At Philadelphia— R. H. X Philadelphia (Coombs).. 5 8 1 Chicago (White 2 5 2 At Washington: Washington- Cleveland game postponed; . rain. Won. Lost. P. (\ Chicago 51 28 .646 Now York 44 32 .579 Pittsburg 40 81 .548 Cincinnati 41 38 .519 Philadelphia 36 89 .480 St. Louis 34 44 .436 Brooklyn 33 46 .418 Boston 31 50 .382 At Pittsburg— First game: Boston 4 10 3 Pittsburg 2 9 0 Batteries—Mattern and Q rah am I Camnits and Gibson. Second game: R. 11. E. Boston 0 8 0 Pittsburg , — 4 11 0 Batteries —Brown, Ferguson and Graham; White nnd Gibson. At Cincinnati— R. H, D, New York 15 10 B Cincinnati 13 16 3 Batteries —Bruckc, Marquardt, Raymond and Meyers; Caspar and McLean. R. H. B. Detroit 4 8 4 Boston 9 12 2 At Boston— Batteries — Mullm, Works and Stanage; Collins and Currigan. At Philadelphia— R. H. E Chicago 2 6 2 Philadelphia 5 8 l Batteries —Whtte and Paine; Coombs and Lapp. Horace Kogel. Phillies, presi dent, and Charley Ebbetts, Brook lyn magnate, are open.y against Tom Lynch, National league pres ident, and have announced they will not vote for him for re-elec tion. '' I . i Sale 114 POST STREET MAJOR LEAGUES Yesterday's Score. AMERICAN National R. H. E. AN AEROPLANE TELEPHONE It is hardly more than a foot from the "passenger department" of a present day aeroplane to the "bridge" where the captain-pilot —indeed, pilot and passenger ride their aerial steel as they would ride double on a barebacked horse —yet they, must needs have a telephone to enable them to talk to each other. The sputter of the motor Ned Merton on Baseball THE "THIRD READER BOY" EXPLAINS THE SPORT BY FRED SCHAEFER. A GAME OF BALL AS AN EXACT SCIENCE. " THE I THIRD BOY. /' Since the days of the sand lots and side whiskers base ball has de veloped Into more than a frolic. As played now by profound gentlemen with knotted brows and a purpose In life, it is sort of scholastic ses sion. Playing at a game of ball is become indeed a noble profes sion, like law or medicine or piano tuning, which have principles and ethics and red hot bickerings over their fundamental truths. True enough, the savants of the national sport do not pore over an alembic, or pursue works on trig onometry, but they are expected to be versed in the laws and logic of tbe pastime. Putting on a neat gray uniform With red binding 11 entirely subsidiary to coming across with some brain work while wearing the same. Throwing to the wrong base is equivalent to a theologian in cap nnd gown muff ing a theme on Predestination. And then, there are heresies to be guilty of, such as failing to con- JEFF CAN KNOCK OUT THE FI§H (By United Pre»» I eased Wire) AVALON, Catalina Island*, July 19.—1f James J. Jeffries' attack on piscatorial Catalina follows the pace set by his first day's fishing here, all records threaten to be shattered. The Jeffries party yesterday brought to Avalon one of the best catches of the season. One 36 pound yellow tail, the second largest of the year, fell before the big fellow's prowess, while four other yellow tail and 52 bass completed the catch. Jeffries Is enthusiastic over the sport. He acts like a school boy on a vacation. When asked what his program today would be, he turned wonderingly and replied: "Why, fish, of course. That's the program for every day." PACIFIC COAST Portland 6> 44 .r.47 San Francisco ;>» BO .f>4o Los Angeles 58 all .f>27 Oakland r.6 51 Mi Vernon 53 T. 3 .606 Sacramento 118 66 .366 At Los Angeles— H. 11. K. Los Ajigeles (Thorsenl. 0 4 2 Vernon (Bchafer) 3 10 1 Snodgraa i>ats Ilka a Rand every time he gets in the game for the (Hants, hut he doesn't do tiny sen sational stunts in the field. Special Sale on Bicycles, $25 Regular $35 Sellers J. F. Stack 209 Brown, Between Main and Front. THE SPOKANE PRESS STANDING OF NORTHWEST LEAGUE Won. Lest. P.C. Won. Lost. P.C. Spokane .. 49 40 .551 iTfacoma. . .44 43 .506 Vancouver 49 40 .551 ! Scaltle .'54 53 .391 and the rush of air makes it impos sible for them to communicate otherwise. The picture above shows this aeroplane telephone in use. It is really a microplane, which magni fies sound many times. The mouth piece used by the passenger is fixed to one of the flaps of the pilot's cap, while the mouthpiece the pilot uses is fastened to his left shoulder. tinue running bases on a fly when there is a scientific ratio of fail ures by the outfielders to goblle it. And a player who contem- plates advancing to second on the next clout, should be in syzygy with the batter, and know the al gebraic signs by which this is made assurred. Strange to say, a crack player has to be without a flaw. He must have a mess of educted gray matter under his dome of thought, if he wishes to play by surmise, he should go Into the kindergarten leagues, where the sport is prac ticed for pleasure and with gay abandon. He can be an abysmal brute if he wantu to be. while off watch, but he must let that end when he quits the table de hote and clambers into the bus for the grounds. There are ambitious am ateurs studying studiously to crowd him off the map, if he ne glects the higher branches of the game. And the next thing he knows, he must go to plowing—or starve like an ice dealer in Ice land. 1 think enough has been said to discriminate between playing at ball as a pastime, and playing at ball as a science. For the latter compensation is gladly given; for the former, there is only amused tolerance, as for a babbling infant playing with papa's watch. J. M. WARD SUES BAN JOHNSOI (By United Press Leased Wire) NEW YORK, July 19.—An echo of the election of Thomas J Lynch as president of the National Base ball League, last summer, was heard today when John M. Ward, at one time captai nand second baseman of tbe Giants, files suit against Ban Johnson, president of the American League, for $30,000 damages, alleging that Johnson in jured Ward's character while tbe latter was a candidate to succeed Harry Pulliam as president of the National League. It is alleged that Johnson said he would not serve on the national commission if Ward was elected. Nap Rucker, Brooklyn south paw, is not going well this year, although be has the best team be hind him that Brooklyn has had since the Superbas last won a pennant. Good Management The great success attaine I by this institution is due to good management in he matter of organiza tion in assembling men of i uccessful, conservative experience as directors and officers to manage its affairs, thereby inspiring cc nfidenco and strength. The announcement that til B genuino air of cheer fulness would welcome al who enter, whether stranger, friend or customer has become an axiom. The announcement that th > same courteous treat ment would be given small and large depositors has proven that small deposits will build with the in stitution. National Bank of Commerce SPOKANE, WASHINGTON. Capital and Surplus $220,000.00. OFFICERS P. M MARCH. President. M. M COOK, Cashier. DANA CHILD. Vice President.JOSEPH PAll V, Asst. Cashier. Tied for the lead. Wonder where we'll be this time next week. If the other Indian pitchers can hold them like Handsome Jack did yes terday there ought to be nothing to It. The crowd, both in the grandstand and the bleachers, sore did enjoy kidding Hob Brown yesterday. The erstwhile Indian manager was essaying third and rooters asked him several times during the game why he didn't get someone to play third. Bob let Cooney slide under him in the first and muffed one a little later, but after that played an Al game, getting one of the Beavers' three hits. Weed left last night for Seattle and Emil Frisk arrived about noon. Frisk will be in the game today and will get quite a reception, as the genial Kmil is well liked in Cohntown. The crowd clapped Weed every time he came to the bat yester day, but he responded by fanning every time. But he took four chances in the field, two of them rather difficult ones, in..good style. Nordyke says nothing can keep him from that .300 mark but a bad slump. He hit 1000 yesterday, getting two clean hits and a sacrifice. It's getting so that, the crowd expects Lou to knock the cover off the ball every time. Tacoma got five hits to Seattle's 11 yesterday, and so who do you suppose won? Why the slugging Tigers, of course. They made six runs off their five hits, while the Terrible Turks merely got one. Wow! Killilay's fielding of his position was about as fine as has been seen here this season. Jack stabbed three hot liners and one vicious bouncer, catching the runner every time. He saved his own game. Hugh Mcintosh seems to want the next championship bout. Jim Corhett has uncovered an unknown on whom he will wager $5000, he says, and Hughey promises to give a bigger purse for the set to than anyone else. Black Jack will grab one of these side bets one of these fine days when he gets hard up. Coach Dobie of the University of Washington is worrying over the football situation already. He is prowling around the northwest with his lean form and piercing eye on the alert for some more "gentlemen adventurers" to tote back to Seattle to help him win the football cham pionship again. The official record decision Is that Jeffries was knocked out at Reno, as when his seconds entered the ring that was equivalent to throwing up the sponge, which is always regarded as a knockout. WASN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR PIRATES BUT BRANSFIELD MADE CLARKE SORRY Several years ag Fred Clarke, manager of the Pirates, tin canned "Kitty" Bransfield. Clarke said Bransfield was all in. "Kitty" went to' the Phillies, played swell ball at first base, and waited for a chance to get even with Clarke. OBi Monday, July 11, Bransfield lidd ills chance and he accepted it. The '.Phillies walloped the Pirates by a score of 18 to 0 and Bransfield figured in just 11 of the runs. "Kity" scored three runs himself and hammered in eight more by pounding out two triples and three singles. Incidentally the Pirates have' neVer had a real good first base man Mnce Bransfield »oft the team.' When Clarke let this great player go it was reported that Wagner was the cause of the trouble. Rumor had it that Wagner mixed up with Bransfield, was licked, and then sulked until Clarke had to get rid of the Dutchman's conqueror. TO KILL BOXING IN LOS ANGELES (By United Press Leased Wire) LOS ANGELES. July 19—Follow ing the recomrnenda|on by the leg- islative committee of the proposed anti-boxing ordinance, the city council today is planning official consideration of the measure that may put an end to the limited round no-declslon boxing In Los Angeles. The ordinance was drafted at the suggestion of Mayor Alexander, who urged its passage. It provides that all boxing matches for which admission is charged are illegal and provides a severe penalty for viola tion. 31*1.' We. make a specialty of expert prescription work. Your physician trusts us; you may safely do so. J. A. Watson Drug Co. 403 Riverside. Granite Block. Not Chhnce SPORT SPHCE FAN FODDER "KITTY" BRANSFIELD Payments of Bonds and Interest Payment of interest and of principal on various bond Issues wjll be made today on presentation of securities to the Spo kane and Eastern Trust Co. at its banking rooms, Sprague avenue and Howard street, Spokane, as follows: Retirement of Bonds Kemp & Hebert Investment Company, 7 per cent first mortgage gold bonds; Nos. 1 to 64 inclusive; amounting to $20,000. Spokane Amateur Athletic Club, first mortgage gold bonds; Nos. 51 to 54 inclusive; amounting to $2000. Payment of Interest Kemp & Hebert Investment Company, 7 per cent first mortgage gold bonds; interest coupons due July 1, 1910, on all outstanding bonds. Spokane Amateur Athletic Club, 6 per cent first mortgage bonds; semi-annual interest due July 1 on all outstanding bonds. Washington Water Power Company, first mortgage 5 per cent gold bonds; interest coupons due July 1, 1910, on all out standing bonds. Norman Hotels Limited. Regular quarterly dividends of 7 per cent on the preferred stock of this company payable by check today. SpoKane (EL Eastern Trust Company Twenty Years Under the Same Management. J. P. M. Richards, President. R. L. RUTTER, Secretary. CAPITAL AND BURPLUB, $600,000 Howard Street and Sprague Avenue. St. Louis Anheuser Busch Beer 5c GLASS Budweiser Beer 25c Bottle, 15c Pint Durkin's Three Stores 121 Howard Sprague & Mill 415 Main TOMMY BURNS WILL BE It CITIZEN OF SEATTLE NOW SKATTI.K, July 19—Tommy Burns, the man who practically ele vated Johnson to the championship, is located permanently in Seattle, and will put in the next few weeks or months working out in an im provised gymnasium, taking long walks and generally getting ac quainted with a city. Tommy is looking fine. He has the clear eye and smooth, satin skin of an athlete in the best of health, and while he Is carrying excess weight, he has no avoirdu pois he could not lose in a few weeks of stiff training. Today, down at Morrison's, on being ac cused of weighing 180 pounds, he grinned and walked over to the scales, and made them groan at 211. "Little heavier than I thought," said Tommy, and looked accusingly at the machine. "Going to commence a little work tomorrow," said the husky little man. "Will work out every day right along, while I am in Seattle, as I want to geep within striking distance of fighting weight. You know Hugh D. Mcintosh, the man who staged my fight with Johnson SPORT BRIEFS Clyde Engle wasn't much of a success with the New York Ameri cans, but he is playing a great game for the Red Sox. Stannage Is doing the bulk of the backstopping for the Tigers, while Charlie Schmidt is used to warm up the pitchers and as a pinch hitter. Suggs appears to be about the only Cincinnati pitcher who can go out and win gamees regularly. Griffiths' bunch of flingesr are troubled principally by an inabil ity to locate the plate. Cy Young has won 499 games since he began his major league career. The St. Louis Browns were his 499 th victims, and Cy held them to two hits. It was the second game he has won this year. Matthewson tops the National league pitchers with 12 victories and two defeats. Bender of the Athletics leads the American league flingers with the same figures. Hans Lobert's kid brother tried |In Australia, ia in New York now I arranging for a math between Johnson and myself, to be held la England or Australia. "No, don't know how soon f will meet Johnson, as it will depend upon his theater engagements and what sort of terms we can come to. Johnson promised me a match be> fore the Jeff affair, win or lose. I saw him the evening after that fight, and he reiterated the promts*. He is a good scout, and while wo had our troubles in the past, we have burled the hatchet now. "Oh, I guess that Langford match is all off, although, if my fight with Johnson should fall through. I might meet Sam in Philadelphia, as there wouldn't be much chance for any thing down California way. "The Jeff-Jack fight? The worst excuse for a battle I ever saw. Jeff didn't put up any scrap at all. I thought all along that he was stall ing, and up to the seventh expected him to land something. "If Jeff Is talking about another fight with Johnson, I am right here to say that I will fight Jeffries any) lime after four weeks from now, winner take all." to break in at third base with the Lancaster Ohio State league team. Hem ade five errors on the first five chances and was fired before the game was completed. "Wild 811155 Donovan puts In his spare time scouting for the Tigers. Jennings is after at least one more good pitcher, and Bill is looking them over in the minors. 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