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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 6, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta TITE LETHBRIPG.E DAILY BARNEY OLDFIELD SAYS HE NEVER YET A RECORD'WHICH HE DIDN'T HAVE HOPE OF BETTERING He Set New Mile Record for Half-Mile Tracks at Regiiiev Monday, August 5, ALL THE LOCAL AND WORLD'S FOREMOST TOURNEY AT CALGARY Calgary, Aug. Western Can- ada cricket tournament opened this morning with teams at full strength. ,The weather was favorable until noon when., rain stopped the game. The bowling of all teams seems to be weal; a. fair crowd was1 in attendance. the contest between .Manitoba and Calgary, Williams woa the toss ftud put .Calgary to bat, tho total for the side being 215. Ouf of P, Johnaou played a splendid in- iipgs for 96 not out. Barnett, who hae played for Gloucestershire in a ntunber of couaty matches, played per- cricket for 66 runs. Manitoba etarted badly, losing Mcclctoih for ifewo runs and was not out 32 .When tho rain came. Manitoba had S2 nme for the loss of two nUokets, Trotter -23 and Milne 21, out. In. the Saskatchewan and Alberta tame tho Saskatchewan, team won tha tofts and elected to bat. Tbe innings with' score of 152, Hartley 51, 49, were the principal Tha Albertans made 1S6, for ;Jaree wickets. Burtenshaw 64, not. eut; Burrough 53; Winter 61 not out Saskatchewan will play Manitoba .Burrow. The Track Here Warrants Another Record-Break- ing Performance ff BAHRY MAY COME TO CANADA TO ROW DURNAN River Towns After1 the Has Been Made Winnipeg, Aug. is a pos- Bibiyty that Barry, the world's chain- pica oarsman, and Eddie Durnan, the champion of America, may meet on the Rainy river in a contest for title. The three ttfwns of Rainy River, on the Canadian sidfc, and Spobner and the'American side, onay make an offer to the oarsmen to stage the contest. If the oarsmen will ac- cept the towns. Mentioned will raise the amount Mayor Noonan, of Beaudette, who is a. former Canadian, hailing from Perth, Cnt, was instrumental in hav- ing the Hackett and Durnan race at Beaudette, and is now trying to have the toig -race on the Rainy River. CRICKET AT TORONTO GtmjMtition for Robertion Trophy U SCOTT CUP GAME TONIGHT, BASEBALL AND AQUATICS TOMORROW NIGHT, AUTO RACES THURSDAY There is something doing iu the sporting circles of this fair city Just at present. Tonight at the Athletic park the first game of the Scott Chal- lenge Trophy will be played. Tomorrow night AVaruor and Taber will come together in the final game to establish the supremacy of one or the other in amateur baseball of Southern Alberta and while tae game is in progress the Lethbridge Aquatic association will be entertaining at Henderson Part lake. Thursday afternoon at the fair grounds Barney Oldfield and his company of auto speed merchants will give a demonstra- tion of the art of playing with death. Football Game at 6.45 me football game tonight between the Overseas and St. Cyprians, which commences at 6.45 gives promise of being well contested. The Overseas are the favorites in predicting the outcome, hut that doesn't shako, the Saints' confidence. They trimmed the 'Seas last week and although.the latter had somewhat of a scrub up, the outcome of last'week's match has some bearing on the result of the game tonight The usual admission of 25c will be charged and a good crowd is expected to be in attendance. iumper Crowd for Ball Game The interest being taken in the championship game at the Athletic park tomorrow evening between the Taber and Warner teams all over the south, speaks well for the size of the crowd that be. at the game. There will undoubtedly be a train-load from Taber to see their nine do battle, and "Warner too, will be sure to have a. large following from their home town as Weil as other parts of the south country. Lethbridge is also expected to contribute largely to the attendance rod the grand is expected to be tested to its fullest capacity. Aquatic Sporti at the Lake The ball game tomorrow evening will Have a strong counter attraction in the aquatic snorts at the lake, hut Lethbridge .has enough sport patrons to ensure a fair division of pleasure seekers and neither attrac- tion will be wanting in patronage. A good program of sports is promised at the lake by Commodore Mclnenly of the local aquatic association and he promises that they will be no hitches to mar the program as on the former occasion. Everything is well organized now and the canoe and swimming races and other exhibitions will be worth going.to see and the admission to sights is nil. Auto Racss at 4 O'clock The exhibition of auto speeding at the fair grounds Thursday should bring out even a larger crowd than that which attended the aviation exhibition here last year and that was some crowd. Aviation doesn't vie with auto r-peeding as a thrill-producer and there is nothing that allures the crowd like excitement In Barney OlaBeld, Lou Heima-n and "Wild Bill" Fritch the public will have an opportunity of witnessing an exhibition that they have only had the pleasure of seeing heretofore in the moving picture shows. The first event on tae program will be run off at 4 o'clock, which is a popular time to give most people a chance to be there., At Roglua Saturday Barney Oldfield was successful In breaking tbe Gnu udlau record for. nutos for a mile on a half-nillo track, boating the record made by Lou Disbrow at Toronto recently by a trillo over four seconds, if tho despatch be- true. Now OldfleM has come across" with statements re- peatedly, that he never niads a record that he could not better, and it be- comes us to. come buck with the re- mark that it is up to him to clip a second or two off the half-mile record when lio performs here Thursday af- ternoon, if the conditions warrant it, and there is only one possible hind- rance that is likely to thwart his efforts, and that is bad weather. Orvillo Hurst, Barney Qldfleld's man- ager, lias vouched for the track here and even goes to say that It is the best in the west, and he has seen the I Regiua track and all the others in. the 'big cities. Therefore, with good weather Conditions there is no reason why the speed king or some of his noted companions should not bring down the record, in the mile, or sdine of the other distances. Although Toronto papers are firm in the belief that Disbrow's time atj the Queen City was record breaking time, Oldiield disputes this. He claims to have done better time than Disbrow's 'mark on repeated occasions but has never kept any record of his performances; the American Auior mobile Association doesn't recognize half-mile tracks, and then there are several kinds of 3ialf-rnile dirt banked and cinder hanked and unbanked. The local track dirt GAMES IN THE BIG LEAGUES National Konetchy Two Home Runs Brooklyn, Aug. at, Louis Nationals easily defeated Brooklyn S to 4. Brooklyn used threo pitchers and all wore hit Huril. Konetchy made a homo run in the second in- ning inside tho grounds with two on bases. Ho repeated this in tho fourth with one on. Cakes hit n home run over tho right Hold was on tlrat. t'onee whon HOUB- Cubs Hit the Ball Hard Philadelphia, Aug. 5. Chicago won two games today by ii to 2 and B WESTMINSTERS B1EAT THECAVANAH 1SWIFTS Winners Strong s on Combination Practice Game 'A good practice game was indulged ,u lust iiiglit between the (Jiivuiiah Swifts ami .tho Westminster Sumduy school teams, which resulted in a v iu for tho Westminster team by 4 About u week ago the Cavamih earn put in, a challenge to play aqy .eani belonging to a chnrcli, for in 3. The visitors hit the ball the WestminstctT team accepted the challenge, bui could only muster ten men when Uui thite came to kick oil, but kept tho Cavauahs bewildered by their pretty. and timely and tielded without error in. either game. Marquard. Got His New York, Aug. won he first game of the series from I York in easy fuslilon today defeating ho champions by a scoro of S to Marquard was knocked out of tho in less than two innings, when sis uns were made oil' him for tho Pir ,los. wes effective, holding N, "prk 'to seven hits and striking oul ine men. Wagner made a home ruu, wo doubles and a single. Boston Hitting the Ball Bouton, August batted hree Cincinnati pitchers hard today nd won easily 10 to 2. Tyler pitched fine game, letting up only in the ighth inning. Titus made a spec- acular one-hand fence catch starting double play. Rough Weather Greets Opening of Cpwes Regatta and Marred Races Very Keen Well Toronto, Aug. 5.'; The first day of the oaatch for the John Roes Jlobertaon trophy introduced fine cricket, the Toronto and Rosadtls teams proving particularly well match ed. .Toronto, was all out for 214 ruas, and in the 'afternoon Rosedale made 153 runs nine wickets. P. E. Henderson made the top score of 58 for the Torontos. The game will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 6 King George, Queen Mary, the Prince of Wales and other members of the royal family, the King and Queen of Spain and a great outpouring of society, both ashore and afloat, were present at the opening of the regattt. here -yesterday. The weather wag stormy and consequently several of the crack yachts did not start, notably the White Heather in the twenty-three metre clau, in which the Kaiser's Meteor was opposed by another German racer Gernninia aid SHr Thomas Both German yachts conceded the Shamrock 7 minutes, 40 seconds start The Meteor abandoned the race when her gaff was carried away. The 'falling block seriously injured one of the crew. The yacht in trying to make the starting point, got into shallow water at low tide. The mainsails fluttered in the stiff breeze and strained the masts, but the crew promptly hauled the sails down and soon brought the Meteor safely ashore. The Shamrock gave up before the first round and the Germania finished alone. THE PASS FOOTBALL LEAGUE CHANGES ITS RULES may be termed an unbanked course, similar to the .Regina and Toronto tracks. This is the first time 'that Oldfleltl aas ever Southern Alber- ia and a crowd of tremendous, size is' sure to turn the dare-devil perform His "exhibition and the various events put on by th trio of their ppwerfu is something that one does no see'but few times in a. lifetime. The are spectacular and nerve-tingling t degree that remains in memory fo Auto racing and speed exh itions have tremendous holds upo he public. At Toronto last Saturda spectators' saw an inferior >se if races, while were drawn I Vancouver, whichiis so much smaller With Fritsch, Old field gives the greatest afternoon sport the public can pay to see.- Heiue- raann and Frltsch are both nqtei drivers and would: be siars in an; meet. '-The combination of driver with .the 300 horse-power-Christie, th< Prince Henry Behz and the Lightning Cino, surely make-up an aggregation of entertainers who entertain witl sport far different to that, usually giv American Errors Helped Some St. Aug. Louis by heavy hitting and aided by errors, w.on the second game of .the aeries with Philadelphia this afternoon. Jackson won Game Cleveland, Aug. de- feated Boston today 3 to 1, Jackson's batting' being responsible for the Cleveland's runs. A misjudged fly Boston its only run. combination, especially in the half, by, scoring three goals in short order, also haying a little breeze in1 their favor, The second half- was more closely Rifle Chb to Started at Hillcrest This Fall An important meeting of the league of the Southern Alberta (Pass) Football League was held oa Friday night last Sev- eral questions of-vital interest to all the clubs in the league disous- sed 'and settlad, the mogt important one, proposed by Brehler an4 second- ed by MacDonald, being: to the effect that Jn the event of a team not play- ing; a scheduled game on the date set by the schedule that team was to forfeit points equal' to the number they would receive had they won the game to tbe team they were to have played. This makes a radical change In the rulee of the league, as issued at the beginning of the present sea- son, as one of the original rules par- DEWAR'S "SPECIAL IJOIIEUR" tieularly stated that all points have to be played for. But the committee in setting aside the original ruling de- cided that the resolution as passed and carried would have a more bene- ficial effect in making the competing teams more, punctual and not post- pone their games on.the smallest pre- tests. The only exception allowed by tho resolution is in cases of bad weather or in other cases 'when it is agreed between the two competing teams before the scheduled date of the game. It was eipectcd that the resigna- tion of Lille from the league would be handed in at thin meeting as there is no possible chance of the Lille team getting together again, but to the surprise of all present the Lille man was conspicuous ,by hig'absence. After appointing Messrs. Copeiand, Graham and Cruikqhank as referees for the balance of the games to be played this season, .the meeting was adjourned until Friday, August Oth. Form Rifle Club It has been proposed to form a rifle club in Hillcreat this fall and a com- munication has teen sent to the illn- Ister of -Militia at .Ottawa asking for Information regarding tbe grant made by the government in cases of thlg kind of rifles, ammunition, etc. About twenty young men have signi- fied their Intention of Joining the proposed club provided the expenses It. As soon as the'reply from Ottawa Is received a mwtlng will be called Pass Football Teams Had Troublesome Gapne Coleman, Aug. o.-r-Tlie game of foot ball played Saturday at Hosmer, be- tween the Coleinari. and Hosmer teams in the Crow's Nest pass football lea- gue, resulted in a draw, the score being .1-1. Considerable rough house characterized the match and the ret eree, J. Caulfleld, Coal preek, was severely manhandled.' The majority oE the spectators as Veil as players assert that the referee's'rulings were anything but fair and impartial. The Hosraer team'left the field seven min- utes before the call of time. Welsh and Hayes Gave Clever Bout at Winnipeg Tigors Beat the Highlanders Detroit, Aug. Tigers found ilcGonnell when runners were oa t bases and New York lost the secoi straight game of tho series 4 to Mullln allowed but three hits in t: first six innings but had considerab difficulty, in checking a ninth innin rally. Senators Make Grand Finish Chicago, Aug. took s runs lead on Washington today b driving Groom from the slab; the visitors won in the tenth innin bj 8 to 7 International Broke Even Toronto, Aug. and T ronto 'divided today's double heade the Leafs capturing the first game b the score of 1 to 0 and tae visitor taking the afternoon game 7 to 2. Th first was a pitchers' battle throughou while in the second contest Toront could not hit Daiiforth. Providence Finishes Strong Buffalo, August S. The Bison wound up the home series by allow ng Providence to get away with double-header 5 to 3 and 7 to 6. Another Even Break Hontreal, Aug. 5. Montreal split a double header today .he visitors taking the first 4 to 1; an he locals the second 5 to 2. Dale ilontreal's heaver pitched th irst game, but did not uncover any hing spectacular. Canadian Ottawa 5, Hamilton 0. Ottawa 7, Hamilton 1. London 11, Brantford 1, Brantford io, London 0. Northwestern 'Spokane 4. Seattle 1. 'Tacoma 3, Portland 2. Victoria-3, Vancouver 1. Association St. Paul C, Columbus 1. Toledo 5, Kansas City 1. 13, .Indianapolis 2. JRIHKS THIRTY BEERS IN 'ONE HOUR Winnipeg, Aug. .Welsh, the British fighter and CroverJHayeB, of Philadelphia, boxed 12 clevert rounds, to'a draw in the auditorium .To VVin Wager Shamokin Man Con- rink before, the largest .crowd ,that hss attended a bout since Sam Lang- ford appeared here with Tons Canonl, au an opponent. The exhibition was a treat" to lovers of the finer poluts of the gime and .while there was little of the heavy hitting that his chatfiC- terized some of the. more recent I'n-itti the finish of the boxers more theri re- paid the .spectators for lack n'. s.rre. Welsh hal it on his opponent in the matter of footwork' and was groat- proiwiltlm and go fully tato in speed. Hayes .on the other hand was there-, witfi tho wick- id pinch that spolln disaster-but hws again the cleverness of tided him In sumes Vait Glutted Shamokln, Pa., Aug. Rigel, in a cafe here today, ate five quarts of peanuts and drank thirty glasses of. beer in fifty-seven win a wager. To convince the crowd he was not entirely glutted he-also con- sumed a sandwich. Recently ho ate one peck of apples, including skins ami seeds, and later consumed a big watermelon entire. Sporting tnui hove will likely.-match him against "Hungry" Sam Columbia county, who is Cham- f ion in hii locality, making, a score of one each in tin's half. ULEVI3K KICK By t his time the. wind was lower- ing a little and gave each team a better chance. Just before time was up a pretty goal was scored by lllife of tho Cavnnah from midiield, with a-high shot which Saxon only felt a glimpse of. BIG CiAJilE FRIDAY. Westminster, boys appreciated Hie ramo very much, as it was a prac- tice for them for the meeting the St. Mary's Friday evening, which, if a win for the Westminster's, decides the championship of the Sunday School League in their favor. Al- though-as a whole the Cavanah's do not class themselves as experienccil men in the old English game, they mean business, and a little training torn the S. 0.. E. veteran, Fnrrls, vill greatly improve them, and the Vestminster's will no doubt take hem on again for a game at any Jonyeniejit date, .whereby the result night he reversed. The following are the players that, scored Cavanah's, lllife Westminster's, McFarlane, Ness, McWhinnie, Worthingtoh. The game was played on West- minster's ground.. MARKETS UETH8RIDGE MARKETS No. 1 Northern..' No. '2 Northern o.S2 No. Northern o 77 o' 5 O.JC No. J Alberta Hud o.77 No. 2 Alberta Hod OJ5 No. 3 Alborla lied 0.73 No. 4. Alberta Ked o.ot No. 5 Alberta lied o.4e Bran, per ton 21.00 Shorts, per ton 23.00 Outs, per ton, sacked 2G.OO Rolled Oats 3790 Potatoes, per ton ?3ii 00 Now Potatoes, per Ib .oa 31; Ueots, per Ib. Carrots, per Ib. Turnips, per Onions, por Ib......., Sutler and Dairy blittor............ icry butter fresh Cattle on the Hoof: Steers, per pound Cows, per pound........ 'Cows, dressed, per pound Steers, per pound ,Steais, dressed, per Ib. pressed, per cwt......... 9 beep: (Jve, per cwt. IJressed, por cwt, poultry: Gjocse, live Turkeys........ Live spring chickens, per Ib Fij wl........... Daossed, per Ib. per 0.04 0.20 0.25 i 0.30 0.5% 0.05 O.iO ...O.Oli ...O.K; 10.00 6.00 11.04 0.11 0.23 0.18 0.16 0.15 0.11 0.08 TUESDAY'S GRAIN MARKETS T.HE BASEBALL SLAVE Will Be Promptly Suspended Here- after if He Falls to Report To Purchaser Aug. National. .Baseball Commission announced the following 'To establish uniformity in action by clubs, when a player, released liy a major league club, refuses to re- port to a new contract with the club to which he is "transferred, the com- mission directs that .club to protect both parties to the deal -from respon- sibility for his salary during his in subordination by promptly suspending him: "Payment in part or in whole of the consideration for the release of such player will not be enforced until he ia re-instated, and actually enters the service of the purchasing club." Wnnlpeg, Man., A'ng. 5. rhs graiiii markets opened and closed to- day-.as follows: Open. Octobter 9314 December 90% Oats- October...-., 3414- -.f M 160 Closing Cash Prices Close 92 159 No. 1 Northern No. 2 Northern No. 3 fiirthern WHITE SOX WENT THROUGH THREE PITCHERS NNo. .6 Peed ;._. NO. 3 NO. 4 Flax- No. 1 N. No. 1 Manitoba Minneapolis Wheat Open September 01% December May, 107 106 '100 SI 1 G6 1H3 165 Close 08% Close Chicago Whoat Op-an September 92% S2% December.. 112% May CHICAGO WHEAST MARKETS Chicago, III., Aug. -Wheat today Beaten by Single Last Night at the Park The White Sox were again the vie- ors in a bflseball tilt at the Athletic park last night. The Electricians were the victims on this occasion. 'he game was a rip-snorter and was ecided by a singie run, the score be- jg'.S to 7.' The' Sox went through hree opposing slab be- ng the first to take the count, then Carpenter-.and Seidenbeeker. STEWART OUTPOINTED MCCARTHY failed to maintain an adrance due to firm cables. Unfavorable harvest, re- ports from and decueases in the European visible suppay helped the bulls at the outset, but dom- estic receipts and tbe big volume in the northwest proved1 later to he more than an offset. Raiii pitting a tem- porary atop to cutting. in the Red River valley, received considerable at- tention. Opening prices -were a shade off to higher. 'Septemb-er start- ed at to aTise ot to and then receded to The possibility that the United States crop total would reach eight hundred million 'bush-sis, led to a fur- how- was for September, a ther setback. Some -secovery, ever, followed. The, close steady: loss of Leading concerns wece active buy- ers ot oats, and held pirices relative- ly steady. September alprted or at but. sagged jtp high- New York, Aug. Stewart, of Srooklyn, outpointed Luther McCar- ly, the Springfield, Mo., hoavy- in "a. ten .round bout at Madi- 011 Square Oarden tonight! It was a lean fight. THERE'S SOME HASTE necessary if you want our Bllte Special cigars. They are so w.ell liked that they arc .going with a rush. Better buy now If you de- sire to get a clg- that suits your taste and pocket tell how long they'll last, nythfng you're likely to call for in tobacco line 'and utensils for us. especially. BULLETINS ST. CYPRIANS VS. OVERSEAS In their match %vith the Overspas tonight, St. Cyprians will be represent- ed by the Following: Hawkins, Holber- ton, Lee, Cramner, Palmer, Doyle, Tur- ner, Wilson, Short, .lames, 'Hooker. Reserves "iVootton and Rauard. oft at 6.4B p.m. Diamond City Can't Get Team For Cup Games Elite Cigar Store 'A" phono ntessage just received from Diamond City to the effect that they cannot raise a team to compete ia the Scott Cup series. St. Mary's therefore receive a bye. The second round will open Thursday, Aug. 8th, .Callies vs. S. 0. B. Referee, J, Ourc, ;