Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta
TOMMY BURNS GETS OUT TO PRACTICE LACROSSE The Herald, Tuesday. August Former World's Champion Signs Up With Vancouver Workout Last Night. Vancouver, August new .player was signed up 'by Manager Con Jones, of the Vancouver Lacrosse club, after last night's practice. And it is no exaggeration to say that this new player is one of the most famous athletes in the world at the present time. Tihe signature of the new play- er was 'witnessed toy the sporting ed- ior of the World, and the document was duly forwarded to Secretary Lynch, of the B. C. L. A., in Nexv Westminster to-day. Here is the way the new player signed his name: "Tommy Burns, Canada." LIVE PUGILISTIC GOSSIP VS._____ New York, August two more prominent figures in are the pugilistic world who will try to come back. They are Battling Nelson and Sounds kind of familiar, .don't Tommy Burns. Burns --wants to win Yes. Tommy, the one-time heavy-: Uis title back from Champion Jack weight world's champion of the ring, j Johnson, and Nelson wants to take went back to his old j his old-time light weight laurels from If is to the Canadian national game i Ad Wolgast. But at this point a new that he says he owes a large share of j element arises. Wolgast has been his stamina and development. j practically out of the game so Ion- it ______________ is a question whether he can come i'back himself or not Burns' important fight is his bat- FISTIC NOTES. Fighting -may be resumed at Coney Island on a small scale. In the old days, Coney 'was a big fight centre, and such big- fellows as Corbett, Shar-, key, Jeffries and Fitzsimmons fought i there. However, the New York state Iaws prohibit long fights. BAIL CLUB NEEDS SUPPORT There was but one question im-j means been equal to the expenditure, portance discussed at the meeting. j and other support must necessarily be pro- Lethbridge wishes to and numbered amolig the live ones. the directors of the Lethbridge fessional ball club last night, that lone question is one of vital im- j doctors will immediately backing for main- make a canvass of-the city for sup- 0t thteamand g u uub nnn inStitution' which has not only been a great source of SOMERS. Is Now Sole Owner of the tle with Sam Langford on Labor Day American League Club. men. are agreed that the winner of the Burns-Langford fight is Tom O'Rourke, the National Sporting Club of 'New York, has -been dickering for a place "at Coney Island with club. view to opening up a J Ul CU- oi the indebtedness already incurred, joyment but a very valuable publicity It was the unanimous opinion of j medium in placing Lethbridge more the meeting that Lethbridge cannot j forcibly before people all over the give up the game and call itself aj continent as one of the foremost cit- live, wide-awake city, while Calgary, j ies of Western Canada. Edmonton, Moose Jaw, Regina and Saskatoon continue to support it. The gate receipts have not been j enough to "aid the LACROSSE MAGNATE PUGILIST TOMMY BURNS Former Champion May Tour Australia With Team of Canadian. Indians If Johnson Won't Fight. large here, notwithstanding the gen- eral enthusiasm displayed for the Cleveland, Ohio, August K. Kiifoyl, president of the Cleveland baseball club, today sold his stock to Charles W. Somers, vice president of the American League. Somers now is sole owner of the club. I entitled to the next crack at Johnson. This, coming 'back question has got to -be the most important interroga- j tion in the game. The death of box- jing has been temporarily forgotten in the discussion whether' this fighter ,or that can come back. Vancouver, August Tommy Burns, champion of the It is, hoped that the business menj ritish that is the title of the city will- be loyal-hearted the stocky Canadian still claims PHONE in this city to-day from Se- IT WOULD PAY YOU TO PACK A TRUNK with nothing else but, rackets, clubs, fishing tackle etc to take along on the family- vaca'- tion.; There would be lots fun and lots more health than .you c-ould get out of a dozen trunkfuls of-clothes. YOUR SPORTING TOOLS tero if want them right. We IK.', hrndle the near right kind. The Lethbridge Sporting Goods Go. Tiie retirement of Kiifoyl is believ- j ed to be the first step toward .bringing i BlH Ljmg' Who may meet i i-ielder Jones here as manager of the! KetChe11 soon' bas Hushy Naps. It is said Somers will sell the! a the foxy Colonial Kiifoyl interests to Jones as an in- ducement to bring the old White Sox chieftain to Cleveland. The report that Comiskey still claims Jones and will not permit him I am tipped Off from the west that Victor McLaglen, the new Australian Center, is showing championship met-, tte- The Australian has been doing! a little fighting in California, but he I has not yet had the proper opportun- ity to show all that he can accomplish, game. The' have not by any receive benefit. club and lighten their burden, which should not fall upon a few when all LETHBRIDGE WON BY HITTING to come here is not taken seriously in view of Ban Johnson's repeated visits here. It is thought that his whole deal was engineered by him, and, therefore, satisfactory arrangements must have been made with Comiskey. The Cleveland club has been a big loser this season. is letting no chance go by. Mcln- tosh is also the manager of Tommy Burns. Before leaving for this coun- try Lang lost a 20-round decision to Tommy Burns at Sydney. In his two Johnny Mooney, who brought Honey Mellody to this country, believes that Boston may take the position which Frisco "used to the fight world. Mooney is now matchmaker for the Win Puts Miners Tie With Saskatoon for Third Place Regina, Auj Armorv Club in Boston. .Bur- i fS g0t away -The Lethbridge the first previous fights he stopped Bob Fitz- jlng tlle sumiaer vacation Mooney was Simmons in 12 rounds and Bill Squires j travellms through California, Oregon in seven. Lang is considered the jand Washington, and other western states, accompanied by Johnny Lynch, a Boston feather weight and Joe Liv- best heavy weight in Australia. He is game, rugged and has a good punch Johnson May Fight No More. Jack Johnson may never' fight ag-1 ain, and this is no joke. He wants j to drive his racing auto in the Vander- j ins. Aho BARRED bilt Cup races on Long Island, and, fther there are always a couple of drivers easf maimed and killed in those races St AB Corrigan, cf 4 2b 4 is spoiling for a good I Chick, ss 4 time that some clever Zimmerman of the series last night by steady hit- ting. The home club took but were soon overhauled Miners had no trouble in Tihe game was fast and' clean. the lead and the winning. if there is a possibility that Jack may Is Jack Johnson From Entering Hoosier Auto Races. f_n tall a victim to the speed mama. Indianapolis, August John- A champion fighter can afford to son, champion pugilist, will not the role of dictator. Johnson, permitted to enter the motor speed- who has arisen to that fight honor, is c 3 of second rat- Dudley, rf 4 ers. and dazzled the fans by his speed j O'Hayer, lb 4 and cleverness, but he has not met an equal in over a year. Oriet 3b 220 0 Oi NO LACROSSE GAME CALGARY AT Inclement weather prevent- ed the lacrosse-game at Cal- gary last night between High River and Calgary. No post- poned date has been set. V i" 412 ROUND S7 attle, where he has been staying for a couple of weeks since he came up' from Reno. Tommy Is accompanied oy Mr. W. F. Corbett, the veteran fight critic and sporting editor of the Sydney Referee, who has the distinc- tion of being the only Australian newspaper man who came np to Reno especially to see the so-called "battle of the century." Tommy came up here mainly to see the lacrosse match between Van- couver and Westminster, and inciden- tally real 'here is talk that .Attell and Lew KUA. tilcLL HTrPlf Q way races here in September, C. G. dictating right merrily. -There 'are Powell mav be hitched np in the President of the Speedway other champions, to be sure, but smil-.'nia. it ,8 doubtful whether Lew announced to-day that the manage- in Jack is king of them all by viVtue take Attell's measure but __ __ '_ ment had decided against granting per, of his victory over Jim Jeffries at mission to Johnson to give exhibi- i Reno. tions. No reason was given, al- And Johnson is taking his full prer-' though ifls understood that several ogative. He now will rest np for a year of the white speed kings objected to i or -possibly more, on Ms laurels, "and doesn't make Abraham's more secure.. title any the presence of the negro on the track. About two weeks ago, John- son, through representatives, made application to enter his hign-power car in the September races. The appli- cation was not considered. rake in the golden shekels that pour Despite rumors and reports out of Iowa. Frank Gotch to the is .not working fight game. I into the pockets of a new champion, with an eye As the champion Johnson towers predict that by the middle of a'utum'n above all his -fellow artists of the j there will be an interesting announce- sciuared arena. He is in a position j ment from the Goteh farm, near Fort to demand much and give little. Dodee. 31 4 S 24 16 AB R H 0 A r, 4 0 0 1 j 2 0 1 3 0 JLetcher, 4 0 0 1 0 Colline, If 3 o 1 0 0 I Walters, 2b 1 1 1 2 1 c...... 4 i 1 8 j Dashback, ss 2 0 0 04 j Bues, lb 3 0 ,0 j Sage, p 3 o 0 0 3 jxSkeels ___.. 1 0 0 0 0 to show his friend Corbett a game of lacrosse, so that the latter will toe able to compare the real thing in the Canadian national game as -played here with the article as pre- sented in Australia. The man who Jack Johnson the hardest fight of fiis career is also; seriously think- ing of investing some, of the coin he accumulated in Australia in Vancou- ver real estate, and is strongly advis- ing Ms friend Corbett to do likewise. Incidentally Tommy ihas what looks like a good' money-making scheme in scheme engendered by his lacrosse experience in the east and on the Seattle team of seven years ago. He is quietly planning .to ___ J take a team of Canadian Indians on a oi "Knockout" Brown, the little New tour Australia playing all the Aus- Yorker who boxes Billy Allen at pare i and -New Zealand teams. La- "KNOCKOUT" BROWN QUITE A MODEL KID pugilists and boys who as- pire to success in 'other things can WHITE PREACHER. Said He Was Glad Jeff Was Defeat- ed by Johnson. Columbus, Ind., July of comment is being made, .on a'.stale-' of Dr. X H. Pitkin, pastor'of the Methodist .church, In. a-sermon before a men's meeting, that he was glad- Johnson whipped Jeffries -.at Reno. Pitkin also: said while he" did' not favor prize fighting; ie was charm ed with the lives -pugilists were "ob- liged to lead, in getting in Condition for their fights.: .At ing a resolution condemning Johnson fight- pictures.; was adopted.u Later Mayor Barnaby announced -that he would not prohibit them, as he: could find no law authorising him (.o do so. Royal, Ottawa, August 4th. When he started his career, Brown, won his first 17 battles over the 'K. 0. route. Then he eased up and won a decision fight. This over, he again started an epidemic of sleeping sick- E 0 0 0 0 0, OJness. 0! his first 26 1 25 with knockouts. battles he won 27 2 5 24 11 1 xBatted for Sage in the eighth. j Lethbridge i Kegina Summary: Stolen bases, Zimmer- man, Donovan, Collins 3. Mclntosh. Bues; two-base hit, Pieh; Brown now has a record of 37 Oj knockouts in 58 fights. Brown is a steady kid, who lives cleanly and thinks more of his moth- er than he does of any other living being. He not only thinks, but shows his affection The things which at- tract other- fighters don't appeal "to him. When he gets his end for fight- sacrifice hits, Pieh, Dashback, .Bues; double play, Mclntosh to Walters; hit by pitcher, by Pieh 3: bases on balls, off Pieh 5, off Sage 2: passed ball, Lynch; left on bases, Lethbridge S, Regina 11; time of game 1.40: umpire Wheel- er. crosse is becoming very popular there and with such a novelty, together with his own personality as a drawing card is confident that the venture would GREAT RUNNER SAID TO BE ON THE TOBOGGAN New York, -Aug. Reginald. Walker, the South ..African marvel, hit the toboggan that will- eventually land him in the "has been ranks This is a question over which many an athletic sharp" is" pon- ibe a financial success. But before he undertakes this la- derinS since Walker suffered thevnrst' crosse venture, .Tommy intends mak- ing a bard try for a return match with Jack Johnson. He is "really in ear- nest about this matter and was quite disappointed when he learned that Johnson had announced the other day that he would not fight' again for a year at least. "Johnson went back on his promise to me when he said said Tommy "for just after lie defeated Jeffries at Reno he promised me that he ing -he rushes home with the money (would give me a return match wiuiin and places it in -his mother's lap. ITEb We guarantee the perfect quality and absolute purity of the tobaccos used in the manufacture of J Sweet Caporal OTHER W. C. L. GAMES COW PUNCHERS TAKE FIRST FROM" MAROONS r..... 10 3 Winnipeg.....-. 11 1 Geehan and Stanley; Wilson and Kreitz; umpire Miller. ESKIMOS SHUT OUT ANGELS 5 2 Brandon 3 2 Hickey and Spencer: Heinricn and Cooper. Umpires Dellar and Smith. ROBIN HOODS Saskatoon Moose Jaw WMsman and and Bliss. BEAT SASKATOON S 2 5 4 Davidson; Starkel! Not much to kick about in a boy like that, is there. Better a fighter with such habits than a cigarette- smoking, beer-swizzling good-for-noth- ing. Allen is working overtime to be right for the hard hitting Gothamite when the affray comes around. He boxes daily with several local boys and does considerable road work. It at first intended to send Billy to Syracuse to train for the bout, but Manager Huck decided he might as well do his work in his native town. The following is culled from the New York Mail: "That fair-haired, slant-eyed little of Danny Morgan's known as "Knockout" Brown, is going away up to Canada to meet Billy Allen, the clever little Syracuse scrapper. Allen is a Canuck and hails Ot- tawa the town made famous by Mar- garet Anglia. Brown's successes should follow him no matter whether in Canada or China. A kid with such an armful of jolts as he has, can fight his way through any- thing." six months." Tommy is as fond of lacrosse as ev- er, and intends to turn out with tile Vancouver team for a practice. Cigarettes The. purest form in whkh tobacco can It smoked." LACROSSE RESULTS I Vancouver gave the New Westmin- j ster cup holders a close run on' Sat- urday, score 3 to The Shamrocks of Montreal easily defeated the Tecumseh Indians of To- ronto. Score S to 3. The Capitals and Cornwall engag- ed in a battle royal which ended 6 to 5 in favor of the former. WESTERN CANADA STANDING LEAGUE Won Calgary........... 1G Edmonton 13 Lethbridge 9 Saskatoon......... T i Brandon 8 I .Moose 7 Winnipeg 6 Kegina 4 Lost 4 5 .10 10 12 13 P. Big League Notes Pitcher Drucke of New York is a consistent loser. He has been driven from the box five times in a row.An-j other Sammy Smith, eh? Now we can understand why Phila- delphia let Baltimore have Rube Vick- ers. Egan. Walsh and Goode. They all j figured in the Russell deal. i and that quartet for a pitcher. Whew, j Big league clubs are grabbing up the youngsters early this year. St. Louis have picked up a second baseman named Graham from Jackson. Miss.. loft- That Big Game Tonight To-night at 6.30 sharp, every mem- ber of the S.O.E. and Callies' foot- ball teams is requested TO be on hand. The spectators are asked be there also, and to respond to the money It is not every night the chance presents itself of witnessing here on Canadian soil a football game played in much the same nran- ner as the English and Scotch finals upon the island overseas. Following are the line-ups S. O. E. Mclnjyre Farris Sarell Chiswick Holberton Firth clean-cut defeat at the hands "of Tex Ramsdell of -the University of Penn- sylvania, in England. Walker-was beaten by less-than -a foot, and 'did not run quite up to best form. That's the way they all to go back. Only a little at' first, just enough to get licked, and lose their nerve.. If Walker ioses to Ramsdell in next race it will be by a yard. Half a dozen of these defeats and he will get thoroughly disgusted.. Then it will be back to Africa for a long rest, after which he come. out next spring, all freshened up to the old speed back. Will he do it Ask dozens of old-time sprinters who tried hard to regain their est pace after the retrograde spell hit them. Notable examples are Arthor -liuf- fey, the real 9 3-5 second record hold- er. Bill Schick of Harvard, John Morton, four times English champ- ion Pat Walsh, of the and Bernie Wefers, the greatest of i.hem all. It looks as if the next interna- tional Olympiad, two years hence, will see the doughty Walker n.iiong those whose greatest achievements lie in the past. Joal Backs Half-Backs Forwards Callies Boss Crawford Anderson RACING On New York Tracks Will Close Af- ter September 1. Fairbrother j Paunch Willctts Glenn Smith Marr Page Moore New York, July will be no racing on the local tracks after August a time at least This determination to close the gates on Mcllvena September 1, when the new anti-oral bookmaking bills go into effect, has been tentatively agreed upon, al- though there will be a meeting of the owners of the tracks during August to Chiswick Weymss Oliver Reserves decide the question definitely. flaw kins Wilson. PINCHED AGAIN. Xew York. July Johnson, champion heavy weight, was arrested here again this evening. His auto- mobile was again the cause. Being arrested for speeding has become an old story with Johnson, but it was a the cognomen of Elder. real shock when he was arrested this Both Frank Smith, the White Sox j time for standing still. He was ac- pitcher and Larry McLean, the Cin- j cused of obstructing the traffic, by oinnati catcher are anxious to enter j stopping the machine seven feet from while the Giants have coralled a '1 -handcr from Jefferson Qiy. hearing .i24 .500 .500 .444 .412 It was learned to-day from an auth- j entic source that Phil J. Dwyer, pres- White! ident of the Brooklyn Jockey Clwb, and the principal stockholders in the Queens County Jockey Club, which operates the Aqueduct track, recent- ly said to Mars Cassidy, the starter: "Cassidy. if an offer is made to you to start horses anywhere during Sep- tember. October and November, you had better accept it. You will be free, for your services will not be re- quired on the local tracks. There will be no racing after August 31. We Intend to close the gates." Jack the curb, and an additional charge of the fighting game and tackle 'J Johnson for the championship. j having a wrong number on his car Elmor Flick, the Cleveland outfield- was placed against him. He gave his appearancp in -----------------------------------------------ter, ate himself owr of the big league, ash bail for Within three months Lajoie's en-j according to tho critics. He plays the j court to-morrow, gagcmcnt to play in Cleveland, Ban j card from soup to nuts and frequently knew the exact receipts takes a number of extra basos. and disbursements of every club in The star batsmen of the American Chief of Police Corbitt would not Association are: Jimmy Barrett, .355; j allow Bill Lcary (white) and "Kid" Williams, .354; and Carveth, Hickman, Wilson (colored) to box in Newark, N.J. The chief couldn't see this race the "Lajoie's presence in the American League is worth from to money at the turnstiles." extra Downs, boy. and Congalton, the Guelph mingling thing at all. P. 0. 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