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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Page 10 The Letftbridge Daily Herald. Monday, August 8, 1010. s 4 When MacLeod Bros. Came S woopm D own Th e West Boys' Suits 1-3 Off This will make the mothers7 heart beat a little faster The local merchants were getting higher prices for clothing than Winnipeg and the east. MacLeod Bros, came the whole thing was changed. Qualities were not sacrificed for cheapness-low prices were substituted for higher ones-assortments were increased a hundred fold. The channels of trade changed. Where used to be sent to Toronto and Winnipeg for goods, now goes, simply because MacLeod Bros, blazed the trail fOP Good Clothing at Lowest Prices. To-day Everybody's Talking MacLeod Bros. The past two weeks has been nothing but WHIRLWIND All Men's Suits in in the store Half Price Exhibition Week Hats Shoes 25 p.c. Off This is exhibition week, when thousands will come up to Lethbridge for a good time. Friend will meet friend, uncles will meet aunts, boys and girls will get together and fight the wars all over. It will be a re-union. MacLeod Bros. Whirlwind will Contribute to the Happiness of the Men and Boys Throughout the West There will be great rejoicing. Men will be wonder-stricken at MacLeod Bros. Whirlwind Values in Clothing, Boots and Shoes. This announcement alone will interest the men and boys quite as much as the horse races, the balloon ascensions and the fair itself. Depend upon it. MacLeod Bros, want to see you. No let up to the bargains. The Suits at half price will he a feature of the Fair Week. Don't forget MacLeod Bros. Don't forget the Whirlwind And don't forget that Clothing Standards, Clothing Values and Clothing Prices have materially changed since i SPORTS AND PASTIMES BLUEBLOODW Whether Its In Horses Or Baseball Teams -Sporty Blacksmith Has An Innings "The demand for blue blood in live stock of all sorts is being over-work- said 'the horse doctor. "No one has a greater admiration for good stock than I have, but things have come to such a pass that a man is afraid is own a horse or a dog un- less he has a pedigree in a frame to carry around under his arm. Time was when I refused to believe that a horse could be any good unless its lineage was beyond reproach, but I was young then. "I saved up a lot of money and invested i: in a beautiful bay horse, whose ancestors had distinguished themselves on the track. I spent most of my time for six months fussing with that horse and the rest of the time was devoted to bragging about him. Then one day when I had him out -for exercise, hitched to a light racing sulky, an old man came along in a milk wagon driving a. spike-tailed brute with an ewe neck and one eye raissing, and drove a- was a family pet. was following me even now, it humili'iates me to recall what followed. That maverick rooster just about ate up my blue-blooded bird. I was so disgusted I went of the chicken business." "I had a similar experience in the dog remarked 'the dentist, "I used to own a little brown dog that One day when he downtown a big yellow mongrel, about the size of a haystack, jumped on him and bit him in a shameful manner. The owner of the mongrel seemed to think it a great joke, and it made me so mad that I wrote to a friend of mine in Denver, who reared fighting bulldogs and asked him to ship me a killer by express. In a few days the dog came "What's the use of finishing that _ interrupted the sporty black- smith. "You're making up that blam- ed story as you go along. The dog came, you were say, and the mongrel camped on its frame and chewed its ears off .until the police in- round me in circles. From that day to this I have always insisted onjterfered. Such a yarn as that gives something besides a pedigree when lime a convex pain, and so does the am sizing up a horse." i storT a-Dout t-ae game TOOster." "I used to be a game-chicken! -If there is one thing sure in said the insurance agent. I W0rld it is thai blood will tell The "Unless you have suffered from that mongrel dog never lived that could species of insanity you can't realize stand un anrf soran if to ville, and plays .the local orphans and runs up a-score of about 850 to 0. And the village spores can't afford to shave for the next five years, for they've all gone broke betting on their Willie boys. A scrub animal of any kind has just about as much chance against a thoroughbred as the cube ball player has against a professional." Fixing a. Universal An Ode To the Bookmaker Amateur Standa r what a grip It gets on a man. For several years I devoted all my thoughts and most of my money to fighting birds. I used to send to all corners of the country for hens and roosters to improve the strain and ___ all .the satisfaction I ever got out of jmatory rehumatism it was bragging around town j disabling disease- about my birds that could whip any-' .thing of their own weight that wore feathers. I had one bird that I was f specially pro.ud of. According to his pedigree he should have been able to wfilp anything from a bob cat to a boa constructor. "One day a strange rooster dropped istc sy yard, Bte liau a melan- choly air as though he had just come from his mother's funeral. Several of the neighbors happened to be pre- sent at the time, and they urged me to turn loose my old sidewinder of a stand up and scrap like a gentleman with a trained fighting dog. It may be that some old scrub Plymouth Rock licked a game rooster, at some period in the world's history, but you may bet your green umbrella that the game bird had the inflam- or some other A scrub horse hitched to a milk wagon may have trotted rings a track-trained blooded nag, but, if so, the latter had left its legs in the cold storage. "Such yarns remind me of the back district baseball continued the sporty blacksmith, with warmth, "Go into any cross road village at this season of the year and you will New York, Aug. a couple of years or so the universal definition oi an amateur has been troubling the International Olympic Committee, and it has devoted a lot of time to the framing of amateur definition, that would suit all countries and. all classes of amateurs. About a year ago an English sporting paper invit- ed the opinions of men interested in amateur sport, and it published the opinions oi a long string oi authori- ties. All this matter was turned ov- er to the International Olympic Com- mittee, and it a subcommittee to take charge of the question an-d re- port within- a year. This report was read at the recent meeting of the International Com- mittee at Luxemburg by Theodore A. Cook, representing Great Britain. The failure to reach, a common standard in no way discouraged the members oi the committee, who are determin- ed that it must come, and some day there will be a definition of an ama- teur that will conform to all classes. As a sort of beginning with that end in view the International Olympic Committee in accepting Cook's report selected two sports for disqussion. It was decided that France should have the task oi. defining an amateur fenc- er, and England should draw up the definition of the track and field ama- teur. JACK JOHNSON STAY TO MEET SAM LANGFORD. New York, Aug. Johnson announced yesterday that he intend- ed to call off his proposed trip to Eu- rope, and had decided to accept an of- fer-from the theatrical syndicate of a week for thirty weeks. John- son said this would take him to ery city and town of importance in United States and Canada. The big negro said: "I think I had hetter remain here for another reason. If Sam Langford really wants to fight me for a, side, as his manager, Joe Woodman, says he does, I will he By William F. Kirk. When you were a Bookie and I was a Fish In the good old Summer time. And you sat on your stool, serene and cool, Cool as a smal-1 green lime, On 'the One superlative Bet, My heart was light and the world seemed bright, F-or I hain't grown yet. Mindless i tore to the betting ring. And mindless I staked my roll, And I walked back home with an ach- ing dome. And blisters on either sole. JLong- was the way and the sky was gray, And I hadn't a single Just the rubber 'band in my itrembling hand That had kept my bills in place. And I .thought of the skate that fin- ished tenth- Tenth in a. field of .ten! No wonder you-grinned as I hastily skinned That elastic band from, my yen. And I thought of the tailor, the land- lord grim, The ring I had promised Her, And the notes unpaid 'neath the three balls' I saw these things in a blur. Used Pigeons to Carry Pictures of Reno Fight find a baseball team, and all the vil-jin a position to accommodate him if lage sports are ready to bet that it i Mr. Rickard will offer a purse. -I can whip any professional team out of its boots. Now and then this bluff is called. A professional team game rooster, and I did so. Well, has a day off and drops into Punk- have many conditional contracts in Kurope for more than a year, ibut if I can get for thirty .weeks here I will stay." Did you think of me, my gambling friend, As you 3at at Delmonico's? While I made a mash on some corned- beef hash You were up where the grape stuff flows. I ate at a counter, perched on high, As a 'boy eats jam from a shelf, For the man that will fool near a Bookie's stool Must eat on a stool himself. When you Bookie and I was a Fish At beautiful Sheepshead Bay, I put my rocks in your square tin box And you did not tell me nay. Now we sit here too, got yours, As the years swept by with a swish, So a toast or two to the days when you Were a BooRie and I was a Fish. Novel Means Employed by San Fran- cisco to Get Quick Action on Illustrations. One of the most novel systems of securing pictures ever employed by a paper was that made use of by one in San Francisco to" get quick returns from the Jeffries-Johnson fight. The scheme was worked by carrier pigeons eleased from the ringside at Reno while the fight was in progress. The films were carried over the Si- erra pigeons soaring to a height of few. developed and phot-engraved in the office at San Francisco, and printed in the paper the next morning. The height to which the pigeons flew set a record for homing pigeons. The distance from Reno to Oakland is 190 miles. Twenty-two birds were released, but only six arrived in time for the pictures to be published. The high altitude and the heat were un- favorable to the flight of the pigeons. The birds were from the finest strain of carrier pigeons in California, and were picked for strength and former fast time flights. The pictures of the fight %re the size of postage stamps. Four or five would be taken and the film placed in an aluminium capsule, three-quart- ers of an inch in diameter. The camera was the size of a watch, and the photographer used his sleeve for a dark room. The capsules contain- ing the films were attached to the right leg of the pigeon by a metal clip. When the receptacle was securely fast ened to the leg, the pigeons were pitch ed high in the air, and circling to a height of 200 or 250 feet, set their faces towards the'west and began the long flight over the mountains. Jack Goodman, of New York, is regarded as the bey who will some day succeed Tommy Murphy as the prize Gotham 133-pounder. WOMAN SHOT WINS. Mrs. Tapperwin, of San Antonio, Car- ries Off Honors Yesterday at Seattle Shoot. Seattle, Aug. honors on the opening day of the big trap shoot un- der the auspices of the Inter-state as- sociation, were carried off by a wo- man yesterday. Ad. Tapperwin, of San Antonio, Texas, not only led the entire field of expert shots, amateur ,and professional, but hung up the splendid score of 195 targets broken out of a possible 200. No such shooting by a woman has ever been seen the coast, and few professionals wily better It during the present tournament. The clever Tex-, WM. P. CULLEN Offers the largest and best musical attraction ever in JLetnbridge Pixley and Luder's Musical Masterpiece Is It Possible? ThelA with GUS. C. WEINBURG and 50 OTHERS 50 including tke ORIGINAL KANGAROO GIRLS Tbis attraction played at tbe Walker Theatre, Winnipeg, during tbe Exposition PRICES Seats on Sale at the Red Cross Drug and Book Store as woma.n was four points ahead of I The Van Slyke Plow company of her nearest competitors, J. McLaugh- Red Deer has tet the contract for the lin, of Seattle, amateur, and Frank Riehl, of Tacoma, professional. manufacture of worth of plows to the Edmonton Iron Works. ;