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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Dally Herald. Wednesday, August TIT BITS Page 7. Western Race Close. The fight for leadership in the West ern league race has narrowed down two teams, Denver and Sioux City The Grizzlies, .by a desperate effort have maintained a scant lead during the past week, but the advantage is slight. Both clubs have 'been playin 'wonderful baseball. Adams Victim of Nerves. Fans who have been watching the 'Pittsburg Pirates, have noticed that Babe Adams, the Denver twirl- er and hero of the 1909 world's series, has not been in the game for some time. reason is explained in a dis- patch to the effect that Adams has suf rered a complete breakdown. He has worried himself into such a condition that he will ,be out of tho game for the rest of the season. ANOTHER SENSATION Concerning Jeffries' Condition the Day of the Big Fight Two Doctors Declared Him Unfit for Battle Johnson Best Pitcher. "Walter Johnson outclasses them all in the way of natural says eastern writer, speaking of> pitch- ers. "He is picking up some'of .the fine points of the heaving game now last season got on by mechanical I i _ t I Q -f n only. Here is the boy with cannon ball speed. He can fan a foatter with three pitches right over the heart of the plate, with nothing on them -but smoke, and I 'bet there is not another slab artist in the business who can get away -with that trick ag- ainst a fair 'batter.' Pittsburg Leader Landowner. Fred Clarke, leader of the Pittsburg Pirates, does not depend on his sal- ary paid :by Dreyfus. Near Winfield, he owns a large tract of land. Originally Clarke purchased land near Des >Moines, and he began "count- Ing his money soon afterward, when oil was discovered thereon. York, Aug. Jeffrie pronounced physically unfit 'by sever al prominent physicians before he en ered the ring to fight Johnson a Reno? Gradually facts, are coming o light that would seem to indicate hat much interesting information true condition (before the fight was suppressed by the persons who profited financiall) by holding the scrap according to schedule. A letter has -been received here from a man who desires to have his name, withheld, in which, it is stated that, in accordance with the lavr, per- mitting prize fights in the state of Nevada, Jeffries and Johnson were both examined by a -board of five phy- sicians. Dr. Hood, President of the Nevada -Board of -Health, and Dr. West, 'both found and declared that Jeffries was Stick to The Same Clubs. Only five big league.players of long experience have put all their time in with one club. Chance, Evers and Kling have always been -Cubs; Lee Tannehill's entire career has .been the White .Sox, and Eddie Plank -with the Athletics. McCredie's Pitching Staff. Walter McCredie is convinced that five pitchers are not sufficient to car- ry a team through the season. With this idea in view ihe" has set about to land a sixth -artist He wired the club, with whom he has af- filiations, and was notified that George Boice would be turned over to him. At present George is handling the globule for the Toledo club of the American association. He will re- port immediately. PRESS CLWB DEFEATED AT TA8ER YESTERDAY The Press Club went down to Taber yesterday afternoon to try conclusions with the team of that town. A week ago the local boys- were in Taber and after a hard fought game the score resulted in a tie, and the locals were 'determined to retrieve them- selves yesterday. But it was not to be, for Taber won a close game, Inability of the Press Club to hit Stokes opportunely was the cause "-defeat. Josh Moore pitched a steady game for the Lethbridge boys, and at the receiving end Bruce Davies got everything in sight. physically unfit to enter the ring. These physicians strenuously advised Jeffries not to fight and frankly told him that he was in poor condition. Un der the Nevada law the Board of Ex- amining Physicians had to be unani- mous in granting permission, for the pugilists to proceed, so pressure was to -bear on Drs. Hood and West from all sides. It was shown that the1 amount of money at stake was too great to war- rant a fizzle and that Reno wanted the fight for business reasons. As Jeffries wa-s also anxious to go ahead and take a chance, probaibly -because Snodgrass Keeps Up Hitting, of .the -big loser's end, the two physi- Snodgrass keeps up his heavy bat- clans were finally won over after they ting for 'New York, and has been had been informed that if Jeffries be-, stinging the ball in the west, even if came weak his seconds or the referee'the Giants have been losing. would prevent him from sustaining serious injury. "Rickard, Corbett, Berger and oth- .ers close to Jeffries knew before he started for the arena on July 4 that he was in poor condition, but "they kept back the truth because of the money. Johnson was allowed to re- main in ignorance of Jeffries' real con dition until he learned ii himself in the ring. _ new law prohibiting prize fights in Nevada will go into effect in Octo- ber, and will prevent a repetition of this gigantic swindle. I don't know whether Governor Dickerson, of Ne- vada, knew at the .time that Drs. Hood and West had pronounced Jeffries' un- fit, but if he didn't somebody was to blame, if he did it seems rather strange that he -did not prevent the 'ight himself, in spite'of his old friend ship for Rickard, the chief promoter." Governor Dicterson, it will >be re- membered, made it clear that unless he fight was on the level he would promptly interfere. If it is true, ac- ording to the above communication, hat two physicians in compliance with the law examined Jeffries, found him unfit and then agreed to let him fight, sporting men believe that there should -be an investigation.' There is a wide difference of opinion am- SASKATOON CAffi BACK Retrieved Former Defeat by Beating Miners 7 to 4 Saskatoon, Aug. put it over the Lethbridge Miners in a game this morning >by a, score of 7 to 4. It was a good exhibition and some classy work was done 'by'-both teams. In the first "inning Dunn injured his leg and had to be replaced by Whisman! Gordon pitched good (ball and held the Miners down good and solid. In the sixth inning the Miners went up and the Berry Pickers rushed in no' less than 'six runs. In the seventh they scored one more. AB R Bennett, cf ___.. 4 1 .Uunn, rf 1 Whisman, rf ,___ 3 Wilson, If 4 Scliaefer, lib 2 Davidson, c 4- Jones, 2b '4 Harper, ss 4 Kodosy, 3b 3 Gordon, p i JOE CANS REACHED HIS HOME ALIVE Rallied Somewhat but the Famous Pugilist Can Live Only a Short While Longer H 1 0 3 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 A E 1 0 0 -1 0 0 0 '0 1 0 2 :0 1 -1 ong eyewitnesses -of the mill as to Jeffries' physical condition. LIVINGSTONE WON HUNTER ARMS TROPHY The final shoot for the Hunter Arms Trophy was shot for Monday night under ideal conditions. The following is the score 30 Singles 10 pr. Dbls. Handicap Last Score Total Stafford, A. B....... Livingstone, J. C. Livingstone, R..... 2? 25 26 26 26 25 27 25 23 18 13 -16 15 15 11 69 82 83 80 76 86 109 123 126 123 117 -125 41 39 117 29 Stafford, J. W. Agnew; F. R. Johnson, K. D. Millard, -J. H. Macbeth, H................ 25 14 Coons, F................. 23 7 6 81 Beckmann, W, C......... 18 11 R. Livingstone won the trophy and the peculiar thing about it is that he was the only man using a double-barrel Smith G-un. The Hunter Brothers will no doubt'be pleased to know that their own gun won their own trophy. The regular weekly shoot -will be held to- night and every one should he out. The Adams Trophy will be shot for in a few days, and with it goes the city championship. Dudley, 2b Oriet, ss Zimmerman, If Chick, 3b....... Lynch, c ....-___ O'Hayer, Ib Corrigan. cf Ward, rf Grimes, p Pieh, p 30 AB 4 4 4 4 4 3 9 27 19 H O A 3 2 1 1 1 4 0 12 0. 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 33 4 6 27 14 Saskatoon 7 Lethbridge 6 Baltimore, Md., Aug. Gans got back home yesterday afternoon- to die. A mere skeleton of his form- er sinewy self, unable to talk above a whisper and absolutely helpless, the former light weight champion of the world's prize ring, was lifted tend- erly on a cot out of the drawing room of a sleeper attached to the Pennsyl- vania Limited, which reached the Un- ion station at o'clock. "Al" 'Herford, the fighter's former manager, was there with a private am hulance, to take his dying protege to the home of Gan's mother, on Ar- gyle avenue. According to Dr. Southworth, who came all the way across the country with Gans from Prescott, Ariz., the former pugilist may live a week or ten days yet, but his doom as a victim of tuberculosis remarkable is sealed. Gans ..showed rallying powers after leaving Chicago. While in that city it was necessary to pump oxygen into him almost and his life seemed to be single breath. hanging almost by a Once he sarted on the last lap of his run to Baltimore, how- ever, he showed such a marked change as to astonish the doctor and other members of the party. As the train neared Baltimore a smile of hope played about the thin lips of man. j "I'll soon .be there. Then I can die peacefully. .That's ail I want now- just to get to good, old Baltimore ag- ain and say goodly to the folks." Just after leaving York, Gans said, slowly; "I'm going home to die. Tell the iboys I'm all in, but it wasn't any human hand that gave me the knock- out. I've fought the best kind of a fight. I knew how, and I've always act- IT WOULD PAY YOU TO PACK A TRUNK with nothing else but bats, balli rackets, clubs, fishing tackle, etc to take, along on tne family vaca- tion. There would be lots more fun and lots more health than you could get out of a dozen trunkfuls of clothes. GET YOUR SPORTING TOOLS here if you want them right. We do not handle the near right kind. The Lethbridge Sporting Goods Go. PHONE 1032 NEW BALL LEAGUE. Is 'Not Taken Garry _ Chicago, Aug. by Very Seriously Herrmann. much stock is being .taken. in the story of the for- ed on the square, in the ring and out" S.O.E. TOO MUCH FOR BRITTS WESTERN CA-NADA. LEAGUE STANDING Won Lost P. C. 20 JKdmonton 17 11 Winnipeg........ 12 Lethbridge 12 Moose Jaw........ 11 Brandon......... 9 Regina.......... 6 6 .769 S .680 10 ..524 .480 ,462 .458 .360 .250 13 14 13 16 18 CRAN'BROOK BALL TEAM'S SUCCESS Aug. ball team" returns on Thursday or Friday and the city is proud of their work so far. They have won ten straight games and at Colville yesterday they defeat- ed the local team, which had an un- beaten record, by the tight margis of .On their return they will re- ceive a rousing reception, arrange- ments ibeing now on foot. The crowd on the square got the worth Of their last night when the Sons of England trimmed the Britts 3 to 0. -The game was full of good play and the Sons had no snap, the Britts started off with a rush but the play became of. the end-to-end variety, resulting finally in a score from a- red-hot shot from Willettson. a penalty. The S.O.E.'s continued rushing matters and scored another in the first half, CMswick landing on McDowall could clear perfectly, one from Holberton. In the .second half the play .was very Sons getting'.the only tally on a shot by Faunch picked out of a scrimmage. The4Britts pressed hard but had no luck in their shoot- ing, while the S.O.E. goal-keeper played a good game. The line-up was as follows 'j S. 0. E. Cauldwell Farmer G-. Firth Willetts Holberton H. Firth Fairbrother .Faunch CMswick Hawkins Goal Backs Half-backs Forwards Britts McDowall .Harvey Chisholm of a new .baseball league, to be composed of teams, representing .12 cities by theatrical magnates, who are the 'bone.and sinew, of the Western burlesque wheel. .Colonel James E. Hennessey, who is .the squeezes of the Empire the chief organization in ".the 'Western wheel, and who ig mentioned: -with, his fellow directors, as -sponsors for the new disclaims any know- ledge'of the venture. Garry Herrmann, said he had.heard rumors of the forming of a new league but he doubted if one could, exist out- side of the ones under .the national' agreement. The story includes Cincinnati, New York, Pittsburg, Boston, 'Chicago, Cleveland, Kansas City; waufcee, SL Poul, txralsville and St. McMillen LouiSj as-the cities in-which teams S.O.E. had ten men. Walker Kennedy Fleming Wright Cox Perkins Pearson will -be placed OTHER W. C. L. GAMES SEVEN STRAIGHTS MADE BY BU-NCH Winnipeg, Aug. made t seven straight victories by trounc- ing the Brandon Angels good and hard today, the final count -being 9 to 4. The game was rather being one-sided all the way. Plass only stole two bases while Olson hit out a home run with two on 'bases in the first round. Thelan was hit hard while Fosberg was a puzzle. Winnipeg 12 5 .Brandon 4 0 Fosberg and Kreitz; Thelan and Cooper. Umpire Longenecker. BIG LEAGUE GAMES DELLAR HAD ONE BAD INNINGS AT REGINA Regina, Aug. was effect- ive after the first inning today and Edmonton won the second game of the series. Cellars long three-bagger in the fourth was also an important fac- tor in determining the result. Kdmonton 10 2 Kegina 7 2 Dellar and Spencer; Sage and Mc- Intosli. Umpire Smith. NATIONAL At 8 2 Philadelphia----- 9 o Brown and Archer and Kling; Moore and Dooin. Umpires Rigler and L'mslie. Second Chicago 14 1 Philadelphia 1 11 2 Cole and Kling; Slack, Shettler, Slaughter, Brennan and Moran. Um- pires Rigler and Emslie. Virginia Cigarettes No Better Vir- ginia Cigarette has ever been offered to the cultured smoker. ROBIN HOODS WERE DISORGANIZED Moose Jaw, Aug. Robin Hoods were disorganized tonight and lost the game through errors after the first inning. Gaddy .was wild and Standridge took his place in the sec- ond. Calgary 6 1 Moose Jaw........ 4 9 Gaddy, Standridge and Stanley; Samuels and Brooks. Umpire Hous- ton. (Called end 7th darkness.) FOOTBALL To-morrow night instead 'of the scheduled Y.M.C.A. vs. A.O-F match there will be played an exhibition game between the Y.M.C.A. and the Britts. Game will be called about G.30 p.m. The Y.M.C.A. will be picked from the following Easton, Collier, Engle, Shaw, Mullen, Cam- eron, Alcock, McKay, Matthias, Wil- son, Clayton .and Eraser. The Britts team will be much the same in line- up as played against the S.O.E. last evening. Following are respective standings I teams in the City Football League to date, Aug. 10 P. W. L. D. F. A. Pts. 'allies 9 9 0 0 31 18 1. 0. E........ 9 7 2 0 28 10 14 EASTERN At Toronto 2 3 -Newark 5 0 Rudolph and Tonneman; Lee and Hearne. Umpires Kelly and Byron. At Jersey City- Buffalo 7 0 Jersey 0 3 and Williams; Kissin- ger, Camnitz and Crist Umpires Boyle and Halligaa. At Montreal 1 0 Baltimore 1 2 Jones and McAllister; Russell and Eagan. Umpires Finneran and Mur- ray. Second Montreal 9 1 Baltimore S 2 Burchell, Crowley, Keefe and Mc- Allister; Vickers, Atfkins and Egan. Umpires Murray and Finneran. At Kocnester S 2 Providence 7 4 Ragon and Blair; Barber and Peter- son. Umpires Hu-rst and Stafford. ASSOCIATION At Columbus 9 1 .Minneapolis 7 2 Kaler and Carisch; Patterson and Owens. Umpires Bierhalter and Fer- St. Paul Baskett and Lang; Gehring Kelly. At Louisville Milwaukee OTTAWA SCULLERS GO TO WASHINGTON Ottawa, Aug. cham- pion oarsmen left for Washington afternoon. When the', local row- ing club issued the appeal for. funds with which to send -its crew to .Wash- ington, local sportsmen responded freely and last night the funds were such that 'the executive decided to go ahead with the arrangements for'.the trip. Not for five or six years has Ottawa been represented at .the Washington, rowing meeting, and as -the capital representatives scored a victory on that occasion, 'there is every reason to 'believe that the win can be repeat- ed" and Ottawa will enter the big Yankee regatta for the eights and with the hope of winning the 'big boat event It is also likely that the senior four will compete in that event, the latter crew comprising the bow division of the eight. PJlACLEOD BEAT TABER Macleod, Aug. Macleod ama- teur 'baseball team. Monday journey to Taber to play the team, of that town. The members of the Macleod team have not done. any practicing for the past month