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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 25, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGte SIX THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD THURSDAY, APRIL 25,1!>1� 'BRINGING UP FATHER" By G. McManus BASEBALL BOXING RACING SPORT HOCKEY GOLF BOWLING TERRIBLE FIGHI Clonic TaJt Surprised His Friends When He Polisiied Off Portland Boy �mien CIODie Tail " kayoeil Biliy Willianis iijitlie seTcon;! round of what �was to have heen a ten-round boiu at JfHwauSea-Tuesday night, hi defeated a very promisl'.i? ligUtwoight. Williams halla from Portland, Ore., but bas be�n located at Superior, Wis., for a year. He J >urueyed cast In search of big gamu. He tackled the toughoBt Ucktweiglits that pro-motera could pick' for him and was f5olng along nicely until he encountered Tatt. His first bout in the east was with SteTe Gardner, the tough Duluth hoy. whom he disposed, of In a hurry. A few weeks later he met Jack Whit-taker, at Superior, and won wit'.i ease. He next polished off Kid Billings tn a ten-round bout and on March 18 defeated Carl Lftonard in a. few rounds at Duluth. Then he took on Pete Jlartiey, of >.'ew York, at Milwaukee, and -arned a draw In a slashing six-round bout. Hartley has beaten such boys as Johnny Dundee, Patsy Kliue. .Toe Welling and other crackerjack lightweights. It can be seen that this boy Wil-jliams Is no slouch. There has been la certain element of sportsmen who [have b�en knocking Clonie Talt, J same saying he picked bis own op-jponents. We will nay that Clonfe is ia rather poor picker for his own iii-iterestB, as so tar this year he has opposed aocky Kansas, Young Erne. [Richfe- Mitdhell and Billy Williams. ;eome of the toughest lightweights in the business. Talt may have made a mistake In taking such a whirlwind as Mitchell, but we don't think s&. He had to show just what he �could do and his bout with Mitchell gave him the chance he was longing '; for. Milwaukee is the hub of the fight game right now and according to reports froih there the Canadian champion is In right.-Edmonton Journal. Weather pepmitting. the local dolf fiends will indulge in a little competition, the coming weekend.' A dozen balls will likely be provided as prites. The new greens are all laid, and while some of them are a little soggy as yet, they are a great-improvement on the, old. brick dust. Incidentally the fairway down the south stretch has been levelled and rolled and Is 100 per cent improved. For which all golferc are devoutly thankful. Officials of the club desire the Herald to state that all taking part in the week-end play must turn in their cards to the secretary so that the handicapping committee may have a basis to work on. This Is very important. In '-Sporting Life," "Old Mac," "interned for three years in Germany at Ruhlehen, describes the sport in which the prisoners participated. Next to football, he says, golf was the most popular sport, and as time went on it became a craze. A course of five holes was mapped out. There were no bunkers or greens to begin with, but there were quite a number of golf professionals in camp, and their combined efforts MOon enlisted the interest of the Interned, so much so that the membership of the golf club has now, under the secretaryship of Mr. Fachri, of Liverpool, pasaed the 300 mark. Amongst the most prominent pros'were Richardson, Warburton, Holt, Murray, But-chart, Galloway and Carter. GO NTO THE RING IN FINE CONDITION Realizes Public Demand That He Fight and Defend His Championship BASEBALL RESULTS PACIFIC COAST Los Angeles 0, 4, 0; San Francisco 2, e, 0. Oakland 0, 4. 4; Vernon 4, 8. 0. Sacramento 3, 11, 0; Salt Lake 7, 13, 1. If there's Anything You Can*t Find Take a look at our new Spring Line of Men's Furnishings. We have the smartest line of ahirta, , collar^ and ties in town, and they are all in the very lateat style. It's time to put on Spring t'nder-wear. Our variety of cool underwear i y, \i,- interest a large number of men. W B. KESTER & CO. "The Home of 2(Kh Century Clothing" We have a competent Tailor in charge of our pressing and cleaning department. When the H�t Days Come You'll be Glad you Bought a Detroit. April 25.-.lust what Jess Willard's attitude is towards his coming, battle for the heavyweight championship bout with Fred Fulton continues to remain a matter of speculation, but some inkling of how the big fellow is taking it can be gained from the gossip from Willard's training camp. One thing is certain, the champion has started training for tlie milling, and while he is not in the best of shape just now.he expects to be when the thne comes for him to step into the dircle and defend his laurels against the onslaughts of the Minnesota plasterer. There is sonic question as to whether he has his heart in the coming melee with Fulton. One of the- boys he picked up around Chicago to spar with him, said during the work-out. '.Tess. if I had your roll, I would dever fight again." To this .shot Willard is alleged to hav" .'-oplied: "Weil I don't want to. but � nublic demands it." This re-nu.' iicates that Jess has at last rear-.. .1 there was such a thing an public opinion, but it further goes to show that he lacks the fighting heart and love of the game which marked the work of Sullivan. Fitzsimmons. Corbelt and others among his predecessors. Another report from the Willard camp is that the title-holder has refused to climb onto the scales in front of spectators. One day recently, when Jess was working out, one of the boys in his train invited him to board the indicator, but the big fellow demurred, I saying there were too many gossips around for him to take the chance. Willard is taking the coming engagement seriously enough, probably because the title .will continue to be a big asset financially, and he does not care to part with. He is confident that he can beat F^ilton, or rather perhaps that Fulton cannot beat him. In the meanwhile Colonel Miller is continuing his qtiest for a site for the staginK of the bojit.but as yet no decision has hern reached. It ia certain judging from the present indications ' that the battle will take place in a } western' cit.v. Miller and Willard ] were in the east, and after sounding I the sentiment they are turning their jear.s'to hpar the bids from (he west, i Another question which ' interests the fans to a .great f^xtent is just the number of rounds flic fight will be j schedulpd to go. "While the principals have Indicated that they desire at least a 20-round affair, this is not at all as.oiirerj. Any promoter who sta-gfts a ten-round bout between Fulton and Willard stands a good show of lo.sine a likely bit of money. It is doubtful in the extreme whether a short fight between the pair �would attract many fans other than the immediate vicinity of the scene of the encounter. The prevailing sentiment is that there would be no f'ecis-ive result in that limited number of rounds, and the outcome will he im-satisfactory unless the title changes band.s or Willard disposes of Fulton once and for all as a contan'Zer for the crown. It should be scheduled for (nothing than 20 Hftssions. Boston ,., . Cleveland .. Detroit ____ Sew York . Philadelphia Washington . Chicago .... St. Louis ... AMERICAN Won. Lost. P.C. .778 .666 .666 .445 .428 .285 .250 .250 (CONTIVDKO �BOM FBONT VAQMi Xcw York, April 24.--Xew York op-eno'l the American season here today with 11 5 to 4 victory over Washington. Canatiian soldiers, returned from France and prominent actresses, carried out a Liberty Loan drive before and during the game. Tlie. sum of $1^1,350 was subscribed. Score; Washington .... 000,000,02S-4 6 3 New York......lll,020,00x-5 14 1 Ayres. Shaw and Aiusmith; Russell, Love and Hannah. 41 Philadelphia. April 24.- George Bums broke up today's ssutlipaw battle between Ruth and Gregg with a home run into the left field bleachers, Philadelphia winning 3 to 0. Boston....... 000,000,000-0 6 4 Philadelphia____ 000.000,03x-:! ,5 1 Ruth and Agnew; Gregg and Mc-Avoy. , Detroit. .-Vpril 24.-Detroit opened the local American League season today with a 5 to 2 victory over Cleveland. Ty Cobb made his first appearance of the season and hit safely the first two times up. Score: Cleveland...... 000,020,000-2 10 1 Detroit....... 202.010,00x-5 11 1 Bagb.v. Lambeth and.O'Neill; Krlck-son and Stanage. ( Chicago-St. Louis, postponed, rain. NATIONAL Won. Lost. PC. New York ... ..... 7 0 1.000 Philadelphia . .... 6 1 .857 Cincinnati .... ..... 4 2 .666 Pittsburg..... . ... 3 2 QfiO Chicago ...... ..... 3 3 .500 St. Louis ..... ..... 1 4 .200 Boston....... ..... 1 6 .142 Brooklyn ...... .... 0 7 .000 Brooklyn. April 24.-The Brooklyna opened their home season today, suffering their seventh straight defeat, the Giants winning 0 to 2. Score: New York..... 000.000,150-6 10 2 Brooklyn...... 100,100.000-2 5 2 Barnes, Demaree and McCarty; Coombs, Cheney and Miller. Boston. April 24.-Boston lost its j opening game ut home today to Philadelphia 4 to I. Krore: Philadelphia .. 010,200,100-4 8 0 Boston....... 000,000,010-1 ,=i 3 Mayer and Adams; Hughes, Hearne and Henry, Wilson. LOOKS SO FAR AS IF PAT WERE RIGHT. jBeeaiue the Drivings Compartment u Ventilated. Bgm Motor Parlors Limited THE HOUSE OF SERVICE FIFTH TRBET SOUTH LETHBRIOQE, ALTA. Few nf the baseball writ^jrn figure the Philadelphia club as a contender, run you will he surprised to hear wliat Pat Moran thinks of his toam. It is :hiK honest belief that he is managing i the strongest club he ever led. In the liglii of the genoral opinion of the Phillies that's rather eztra va.gana, i^nt li? But Pat .really feels that way the outfit. His pitching staff, which looked so bad hoi so long ago, will i)rove the Hurprlse of the leaguo, according to Pat,/ Ho expects for i groat things of Davis, whom he got 1 from lyoulsville. He looks for Alayer to come hack, and if thai jjllcher's Chicago. April 24.-Chicago Cuba opened the season here today with a 2 to 0 victory over St. Louis. Local fan.'-, presented Jack Hendrick, St. Louis' new manager with a chest of silver. Hendrick is from Chicago. St. Loiii.s ..... 000,000,000-0 1 1 Chicago...... 011,000,00x-2 6 1 .Meadows and Gonzales; Vaughn and Killifer. No others scheduled. " " performance against the Brave.i on 'rue.5(lay is to be taken as a criterion Moran seems to be right. Pat says his aco will be Oeschger. He declares that Oeschger is junt getting his baseball sense and that he will be one of the most effective men in the league He also has hopes of developing Miles Main and into reliable pitcher.ii. As for the infioM, .Moran say.s that in McOafflgan ho has a secoml baseman who Is a better man right now than Niehoff ever was. Among hi.s new .outfielders lie has the biggest boost for .Meuael. Moran Insists that he will be right there at the finish. and jumped us up and down aved us." An officer of one of the motor boats claims his craft torpedoed a destroyer alongside the Mole. He -also says that a second destroyer was to'rpedoed by another boat and' that a third was rammed. "My boat," he said, "torpedoed and absolutely destroyed the old British railway steamer Brussdla which was lying Just inside the Mole. It had been used by the Germans as a torpedo training ship." It is recalled that the Brussels was the last vessel commanded by Captain Fryatt, who was executed in Jrily 1916. after conviction by a German court martial for attempting to ram a submarine. Some Exciting Stories London. April 25.-(By Reuter's Ottawa Agency)-The naval raid at Zeebrugge continues the all-engrossing topic here almost to the exclusion of the battle in France. Special leave has been granted to the men who participated and there are columns of Interviews in the daily press. "What will folks say about Dover patrol new?" was the remark of one of these men. who said that it was well worth while doing the job and paying the price to enlighten some of the critics of the Dover patrol. This was the spirit of all these men. One officer stated that he would go again tomorrow In the same errand, even though, he knew that he would not return. Another, asked If the landing party was glad to get orders to return to their ships, said that some were satlsfled with the job but others had their blood rotised and wanted to go Into the mainland and fight some other batteries. AH the men testify to the gallantry of the commander of the Vindictive. Soon after the German batteries open?.d Are on the ships its bridge was blown away but this officer, who miraculously escaped with slight injury, continued to navigate the vessel. Great praise is voiced for the crows of the submarines which were blown up under a viaduct. There were six men aboard each of these boats. One of them, interviewed, stated 'that his submarine was steered right up to the beach where it was spotted by the Germans, who turned a searchlight on it. The crew had a little dinghy into which they tumbled under the lire of both machine gun and rifles. They had got away about 200 yards when the submarinei which was, filled with explosives to wreck the viaduct under which it had been placed, blew up. Soon a motor boat picked up tbe crew. The officer commanding the motor boat said that the submarine had been ten minutes beside tha viaduct before it was discovered. The Gorman Are was passing over it and In the meanwhile the sumbarlne was attacking the famous mole from the outer side. The. Germans apparently thought that it had merely lost its way in an endeavor to get inside the harbor to torpedo something. They consequently sent up a shower ot star shells which greatly assisted the submarine (o reach its objective. Blow Them to Kinodom Come "We could see," said one ot the submarine crew, "about 200 Germans jumping and dancing on the bridge connecting the Mole with the shore. They thought they were going to trap the submarine, but when It was blown up beneath the bridge you can imaginfe the damage tuat occurred. For some time after the debris of both bridge and the Germans .who had been on It tell around us. "A destroyer at one time suddenly turned its searchlight on us so we promptly torpedoed and sank her." (This apparently refers to the destroyer ivhich was also reported to have been set alire by grenades.) Carefully Planned Naval authorities emphasized the fact that the raid was not a dangerous adventure but a deliberately planned action. It was built on strategy of the highest order. "If the Qerman fleet." it is stated, "contemplates another saily out from here it w!)) be powerless of effective action without its support from the left wing or the rear, it was a splendid intimation to Germany that the British fleet fs ready.''* FIRE IN HOSPITAL Ottawa, April 24.-Government bills of minor importance and public works department estimates occupied the attention ot the commons today. The afternoon sitting was probably the most uneventful ot the session, the greater part ot it was taken up with consideration of Sir George Foster's bill dealing with the importation ot hay and straw. Earlier in the afternoon third reading was given, without further discussion, to the J500,000,000 war appropriation bill. At the evening session when the house "Was in supply there was considerable discussion in regard to the new parliament now being constructed. Hon. F. B. Carvell stated definitely that the building would not be ready tor the ilOxt session of parliament but that it would be utilized as �soon as completed for office purposes. The expenditure up to date he said, had been ?3.000,000. It would reach 15.000,000 by the time the building was completed. At a late hour the votes for harbo* improvements were under consideration when-a plea was made by a Toronto member for a larger expenditure on the Toronto harbor. Mr. Carvell stated that the breakwater scheme would require the expenditure of an additional ?3,000,00(�. All the public works department votes chargeable to capital account were passed. Ill the senate the announcement was made that Mr. Samuel Gompers president ot the American Federation of Labor, will address a Joint session of the commons and the senate on Friday afternoon at five o'clock. isicoNini BRIIISH AND FRENCH (CoNTiNtJKn nou Fbont PAaai Mncleod, April 24.-Word received today that Steve Lavyson. formerly Chief LawBon, has been wounded in one of the recent engagements In France. He enlisted about two years ago and has been in France one year. Among the arrivals in Macleod from the front -ii^ George Sheer, who was one of the first to enllit when the call was made In 1914. and-left In August of that year. After spending some time at Valcartler, they were sent to ICngland and the first winter was spent in Salisbury Plain. Karly In 1915 they went to Prance, where they have been since, having only a seven and ten day leave during all this time. As one of the first contingent he is now on leave, having to report at Shorncllffe July 1st of this year. He says there are. not many of the original lot who left Macleod at that time living, many having paid the price with their live.i. He WB.s In several of the big battles, including the Somme, and so far Iwis not been hurt in any way, not even a day in the hospital, but the life is a hard one and is telling on many of tho boys, illc speaks very highly ot the Y. M. C. A. and their help to tho boys, also of the good work ot the 1. O. D. K. and Red Cross, and the amount of pleasure brought to the boys at Christmas time in the pa.'--cels received from the Red Cross at Macleod. Building operations are brisk in Macleod, the builders are harder lo find than tbe materials to build with. Farms in Mud Lake district are now changing hands, and this district is coming to the front very fast. The Alberta Pacific Co. are rushing their new elevator and will bQ ready for the new-crop this year. E Tliero arc 2(i lerims enterfjdin ,tl\|e ParlH, France, Dall league.' Ten-" flf the soason's games are scheduled for Sunday. � ' Victoria, B. C:, April 25.-Fire last evening caused damage estimated at 25,000 to one ot the dormitory buildings at the military convalescent hospital at iSsquimait. It was caused by a spark from tho chimney. The returned soldiers did yeoman serrice in I helping to sMbdua tii� outbreak. about a mile. Villers-Bretonneux is about 11 miles directly east of Amiens and Is on the northern end of the latest fighting front. British Official London,>April 26.-The statement follows; "Heavy fighting took plrfce all night in and aroUnd Viliera-Breton-neux, and still continues. Our troops regained ground by counter attacks and'have taken a number ot prisoners. "The fighting yesterday on the whole of this front was most severe and heavy caBualtics were inflicted on the enemy by artillery, infantry and tanks. "North of the Vlllers-Bretonneux-St. Quentin road the enemy three times attacked our positions, and on each occasion was repulsed with loss. During this fighting the enemy made use of a few tanks. "Late yesterday evening the enemy also attacked French positions northeast ot Bailleul and was repulsed. Early this morning the enemy renewed his attacks in this sector and on British positions farther east after an intense bombardment. The fighting continues in this sector on a wide front. , "A- raid attempted by the enemy during the night In the neigliborhood of Bucquoy was repulsed. "The hostile artillery has been active during the night in the Festubert and Robecq sectors.'* i London, April 25.-A division of views has prevented the cabinet committee appointed to draft a home rule bill for Ireland from �laboratlng a definite scheme as speedilr �� was hoped, the Yorkshire Post says in a despatch from London. Certain mom-berg ot the committee ftr� standing out for recognition ot Ulater's position, according to the despatch. Meanwhile the federal plan is being discussed widely. The Unionists generally regard it as desirable in any scheme of federalism that Ulster should be included as a unit. ^----:ow GOLLAKS CaSCO-2V#iVi. CLYDE-21/,W Notice to Automobile Owners We wish to annonce that our storage battery business h�i beon taken over by tho Willard Storage Battery Service Station, 311 SEVENTH ST. SOUTH, TELEPHONE 618. This station Is under the management of Henry J. Denln, ox-pert in battery work of all kinds. " We assure you that you 'Will receive courteous and prompt service from this organixation. BAALIM MOTOR CO. HOME OF SACK OF UNION BANK THE CHEVROLET HARRY HOLMAN, K^gr. ;