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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 11, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald, Thursday August LONDON AND PARIS FOR THE AMERICAN PRIZEFIGHTERS New York, Aug. killing of boxing in California is driving fight- ers abroad. Fighting is on tap all the year round in Paris, while In London 'the National Sporting Club will soon be throwing open its doors for the series of.fistic encounters. The news from abroad that Jack Johnson would not be allowed ,tt> in any encounter of import- ance in the National Sporting Club some surprise here. It is that Manager Bettinson, the National, said he would be glad to allow'Champion Johnson to indulge ;in a sparring exhibition, but he will 'not be allowed to engage in serious combat. It was .thought that there would be some good fights pulled off in the west on Labor Day, but judging from .the intentions of the fighters Labor Day will find the following men ab- road: Packy McFarland, Harry Lew- us, Willie Lewis, Champion Johnson, 'Tommy Burns, Sam Langford and' Joe Jeanette. Langford announced some -time ago that he would follow Johnson around JOE GANS IS DEAD The Famous Colored Lightweight Fighter Died at His Home in Baltimore Yesterday From Tuberculosis Baltimore, Aug. Gans, for- mer light weight champion .pugilist, died this morning. Gans died of consumption, whicn manifested itself about a year ago. Late last spring he went to Arizona with the hope of restoring his health, but the disease had been too deeply eated, and he declined rapidly. He was brought home here to die. He were as scientific, but lacked his bitting power. Others had-the punch but were short on. science. Gans had both these qualifications. As a ring general he had no peers -at any time. He was always a clean fighter withal and was universally popular with the fans of the ring, notwithstanding that he was colored. He retained the lightweight title longer than any i fighter in recent years. the world in an effort to make the champion accept his challenge. Armstrong Has Dope. Armstrong, the heavy weight pug who was a member of Jim Jef- fries' training camps from the time the once heavy weight champion first began active training for ids fight with Jack Johnson, entertains only belief in regard .to the white man's downfall. He is -positive that nervous following months of train- ing, was responsible for Jeffries' de- feat. Armstrong, who has had a long car- eer in the prize ring, having fought all except John- son, and who assisted in the training -Corbett, Fitzsimmons, Sharkey and Jeffries for their championship battle, 3s positive that Jeff can. attribute his to nerves. Berger, Too, Talks. Sam Berger, manager of Jim Jef- fries, says that Jeffries will never re- turn to the ring again, no matter how ibig a purse is offered him for a fight. "This talk of Jeffries coming back is all declared Berger. He never will. He is done.. He has re- covered from the effects of the fight, all except the [heart wounds, which will never heal, but he will never fight again.' Lang Trains for Ketchel. When Bill Lang, heavy weight cham pion of Australia, goes up against Stanley Ketchell, he will meet the fastest, strongest and cleverest man lie has yet .tackled. Lang is built on same lines as Ketchell. Lan? is name Gans on him early in his career by a mis- take of a referee. He began his ring career in 1894. His-first fight for money was said to have brought him ?4. The largest purse for which he ever fought was in his first bout with Nelson. Of this Gans re- ceived but be having agreed to give Nelson the remainder, win, lose or draw. Gans won the title of light weight 'Champion from Frank Erne, at 'Fort Erie, Ont. in one round in 1902, and lost it to Battling Nelson in 1908 in the 17th round With the demise of Joe Gana pass- standard of pugilism .probably without, equal in the lightweight .di- vision." Greatest of all essentials, he was on the square. There are, and have been fighters. in his class who as was 34 years of age. Joe Gans' true name was 'Gant thet GanS has beaten such notables fastened up- YoUng Griffo' Mike Kid McPartland, Jack Daly, Martin REGINA CLUB HAS THROWN UP SPONGE as a Western Canada Baseball Club, is down and out now for. sure. The final effort' by the -directors to maintain the "Bonepilers" -has proven a failure, and the. club" has as- signed the team to the league. A telegram from Secretary Smith to -the effect was receiv- ed yesterday by C. J. Eck- storm. FAIR RACES Best Ever Seen Here Favorites Were fol Earl Grey and Fi-Fi Made a Good Showing Big Fields Started Crowd Pleased Judge, van, Spider Kelley, Geo. McFadden, Spike Sulli- Frank Erne, Willy Fitzgerald, Joe Mike Ward, Jimmy Britt, Mike (Twin) Sullivan, Battling Nelson, He also fought no-decision bouts with Willie Lewis, Harry Lewis 'and Jack Blackburn. G'ans lost his first fight to Dal Hawkins in 1896 in'fifteen rounds, "to Frank Erne in 1900, but defeated Erne later, to Terry McGovern in 1900 in two rounds, to Sam Lang- ford in fifteen rounds in 1903, to Bat- tling Nelson in seventeen rounds, to Battling Nelson in 1908 in twenty-one rounds. He also drew with Joe Walcott in twenty roimds. The world's greatest colored light- weight has fought in the neighbor- hood-o! 160 battles. training up at a Connecticut road- house, and ihe has some interesting stories to tell. Lang believes that Tommy Burns sould give Johnson a harder fight than Jeffries gave him. Johnson himself, he says: Lang once fought Speaking of the "Johnson cut me up a wee bit about Jie eyes when we fought, and the po- lice stopped it in .the tenth round. I was a 'Comparative novice at the time, although 1 had defeated about twenty of my countrymen. .Soon I'll get- an- other chance, and Mr. Johnson will find out what a wonderfully improved man I It would seem only natural that Lang would want to learn as much as he possibly could about Ketchell, the next man on the programme, but the big fellow does not apparently believe that the middle weight champion has the necessary class to cope with a good heavy weight. "At Reno I saw a lot of your best Head and shoulders above any other meet ever was the" borse ,P, i Taffais fair yesterday afternoon The league will take over the There were fourty-four entries in the J _J-.: J-t_ --t-.i ili UllC six events .and with the exception of the fifth race, the half-mile pony there were few horses scratched. The purses .were sufficient to induce good v I clean sport and the iorses were work- j ed to win. in only one event, the sec- j ond heat of the three minute trot, was j there any suspicion .of and Crawford, the driver of Harvey M., promptly ChapeUe be- franchise and continue the club on the same basis as hitherto, it is expected, other than Roxy Walters may be sup- planted by Outfielder Letcher as .manager. DISASTROUS Miners Lost Another to Saskatoon Saskatoon, Aug. The Berry- pickers trimmed the Miners in the last of the series as a result of high behind or in front. In the end Start- er H. Boyd dropped his flag with Traffic three hundred feet ahead of the line. Consequently Traffic led until the half mile, when first Her- man Johnston and then Josie S. man- aged to pass him as they came down the home stretch. The third place however, was given to Affle J. Time 1.21. The Bicycle Race The bicycle race held in the even- ing resulted in an easy win for G. Sutherland, who negotiated the two class play. Anderson's the feature. Whismaa homer struck eight men and walked .but two. The Berrypickers took a local recruit, on third sack and he -will finish t AB R -Dudley, 2b 4 1 Oriet, ss 5 _ o Zimmerman, if 3 Chick, 3b .5 Lynch, c......... 3 O'Hayer, lb 3 Corrigan, cf 3 Lezie, rf 4 LJJ.C two tlie next 'heat mlles in 5'58' wita J- w- Mead second and B. Spence third. The judges put a time limit of 3.30 for the first mile so as to insure a fast race. It was done in 2.58. At the end of the first mile, while-right up with the leader, Spence fell, but getting into the race again away behind the bunch, he caught up a'good third- The other entrants were W, McHenry, G. Perkins and .A. El Kinnear. fighting said Bill. "Ketchell P 3 was about a great deal and I sized I Mm up pretty well. However, you can't tell a lot about a fellow in Ms street clothes. Everybody told me that Ketchell was a 'wonderful man when in the ring. "I've got a 'knockout in iboth bands. Ketcheil is an open sort of fighter, I understand, and if such is .the case most likely I will win a re- marked -Lang. O 0 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 3 2 11 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 34 2 5 24 14 trotting races the jndge- starter, Fred Johnston of Calgary, got the horses away to good starts at the third attempts.. The-run- ning races did not get away quite so sharp, however, but this was chiefly due to the big field which entered them an. The long waits between the bane of other years, were out conspicuous by their absence and never once did the have reason to become impatient. Early in the afternoon, during the first race, Judge Johnston assessed a fines on drivers for leave the stables, and this had the desired effect upon the rest It was certainly an off day for bookmakers, for there was but one race in which the favorite failed to-win. Three-Minute Trot or Pace _ The first event, the three-minute 0! trot or pace, was a popular win for 0 the favorite, C. W. Gray's youngster, 0 Earl Grey, who cleaned up three con- couple .being of .stiff slow -to 7 j secutive heats, for Oriet in seventh..) 2.34 3-5. Harvey M. ran second in th -D u o A Ej first and second heats and third in 0 the last, taking second money, "Th 3-mlnute trot or pace, purse Earl Grey, C. W. l l i Harvey M., H. Matheson ...2 2 The Colonel, W. Quesuelle ..3 3 Time: %-mile dash, purse 1, Ivanhoe, T. B. Jenkinson; 2, Alice, W. Adams; 3, Brownie, Lee Fallette (Nellie cf 2b AB 4 2 0 SOLD EVERYWHERE Siaefer, ib Davidson, c Harper, ss Anderson, rf Miller, 3b 2 WMsman, p 4 28 Summary: Home run, Colonel" taking third. Harvey M. driver was changed in the third hea 3-8 Mile Dash T. B. Jenkinson's wo the second event, 3-S mile dash i 3S 3-5. He .got away badly, bein 2 0 j third from .last in a big field of nin 1 10 0': horses, but passed them all one b HT -I I _ H 1 0 Wilson, If ..........3 i i 0 1 1 1 0 1 6 27 17 11 one and led under the wire by Anderson; j length. Alice ran second and Brown w-i Zimmerman' ;ie third. It was a good and spectac Wilson, Whisman; bases on balls, off j ular race Whisman 4, off Miller S; struck out by One Mile Dash Whisman 9, by Miller 2; hit by pitch-j Another good running race was er, Anderson, Bennett, O'Hayer and the one mile dash. There were four Corrigan; stolen bases, Saskatoon 2; the smallest field of the day Esham's -2 .Greasy Pete, after taking the half baskatoon with third place, .won in a neck and neck finish from Dark Knight and THE QUITTERS MADE A who second GREAT RALLY AT FINISH i Time 1.51 1-4. Trot Attendance SOO. "JLethb ridge Regina, Aug. lO.-The Eskimos took 1 ine race of the afternoon was the 2.15 pace or 2.10 trot There was a good field of six, Little Dart being the only one scratched. Good starts on the second attempts were made in i both games, the first in rather easy rashion. Dellar who pitched both ;ames, allowed only two hits in the irst encounter, and not so ittagy in the second, managed were mafle a ThD !the first two heats> the third start was indifferent Flossie Wilkes o win. The features of the second Racine, Actress, Gay Boy, Sadie-J., Margaret McDonald and Dr. Tom also ran.) Time.38 3-5. One mile dash. Alberta bred horses, purse time bein i; Greasy Pete; H. W. Esham; 2, Dark Knight, 3. Busy Body, Gayle Mbbs. Time 2.15 pace, 2.10 trot, purse Flossie Wilkes, J..-Quesnelle..l 1 F. M. Pagsdale ...2 2 i Dr. Claud, J. Matheson ......6 3 Boundary Boy, G.D., Chapelle.3 o 4 Donohso, J. L.'Cox..........5 4 5 Don M., Dave Moody .......4 6 6 Time: 2.25; 2.27. Pony race, 14% hands, heats, purse 5100. Fi-Fi, T. B. Jenkinson l i Mien B., W. L. Cox ........1 2 2 Mazdah, Gayle Nibbs......... 3 (Little Devil, Peanuts and "Bill, also ran.) Time 55; 55; 57 1-5. 1, Herman Johnston, Ray Knight; Josie S., W. J. Alford; 3, AUie J.', r. H. Pickering. Traffic jiot placed. Also ran, Lland- Outset, Royalty, Bye-Bye IL and V. V. Brumbay. The Officials Judge and starter, Fred Johnston. Judge, C. W. Cook. Running race starter, H. Boyd. Assistant starter, A. R. McGulre. Time keepers, W. J. Armstrong an C. Pagnuello. Announcer, D. H. Elton, Sweet Caporal cigarettes are rolled in the purest rice paper. game was the Bonepilers' rally in the eventh, when clean hitting sent six men across the plate, but darkness de- rived them of the other two innings nd chances. Jdmonton 10 1 .egina ...d..... 2 5 Dellar and Spencer; Houston and .Mclntosh. Umpire Smith. (Second game) Edmonton......... 8 1 Kegina............ 11 2 Dellar and Spencer; Skeels, Gil- christ and Mclntosh and Sues. SMOKE Sweet Caporal Cigarettes MAROONS ARE STILL IN THEIR WINNING STREAK Winnipeg, Aug. Maroons continued their victorious career by beating the Angels .Smith twirl- ed a good game, while Borleski was hit hard in the second and third ses- sions. Van Dine kept up his hitting record, while Plass stole two more bases. Brandon 3 3 Winnipeg 7 2 Borlvski and Risk; Smith and Kreitz Umpire Longenecker. ''The purest form in which tobacco can be smoked. LEAGUE LEADERS WIN AGAIN Calgary 12 0 Moose 5 2 u Manning and Duggan; Brown and 1 easily Brooks. took three heats in 2.25, 2.24 1-2 and 2.27, pretty good time, with the con- dition of the track, which was some- what heavy in places. Beulah R. took second in all the heats, Dr. Claude third in the second and third and Boundary Boy third in the first The race was. close in each heat between the first and second, Beulah R. lead- ing slightly at the half in two heats, and the winner only leading each time by half a length. Pony Race, 1-2 Mile Heats Five horses scratched out of eleven in the pony race for 14 1-2 hand hor- ses, leaving a good field of- six. The race was run in three heats of half a mile. In the first heat Ellen B. led under the wire with Little Devil second and Peanuts third: At the first turn Mazdah went off the track towards the stables, threw its rider, and forced the favorite, J. B. Jenkin- son's Fi-Fi off also. In the second heat Peanuts, a black farm pony who, with Bill, another of the same kind, found themselves out of their class, fell in the back stretch, and badly cut and bruised its rider and owner, Andy Anderson jr. Fi-Fi galloped home first, leaving Ellen B. second and, Mazdah third. Only the first two ran in the third heat, Fi-Fi winning at a oanter. Mazdah Umpire Houston. j awarded third money. The best time IT WOULD PAY YOU TO PACK A TRUNK with nothing else but bats- balls7 rackets, clubs, fishing tackle, etc., to take along on the family vaca- Tion. There would be lots more fun and lots more health. than you GET YOUR SPORTING TOOLS Jere if you want them right do not handle the near right, kind. The Lethbridge; Sporting Goods G6. PHONE 1032 412 ROUND BIG LEAGUE GAMES -NATIONAL, St.- ;Tork, Cincin- rain- delphia, rain. At. Pittsburg -Boston 3 11, 6 Camnitz and Gibson; Brown. and Graham. Umpires -Bason and Johnstone. V AMERICAN At Chicago i Boston Chicago Cicotte and Carrigan; .Payne. '.V At Philadelphia S 10 7 8; :3. and' Cigars and Tobacco A. C. Messer Proprietor Successor to C. L. Upton Basement Oliver Blk. Barber Shop in Connection WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE STANDING Won Lost P. C. Calgary.......... 21 6 .777 Edmonton 19 S .704 Saskatoon........ 12 10 .545 Winnipeg........ 13 13 .500 Lethbridge 12-15 .444 Moose Jaw........ n 14 .440 Brandon......... S 16 .360 Hegina.......... 6 20 .231 3-4 Mile Dash. The 3-4 mile dash, the last race of the afternoon, was a race for one's life, won by Ray Knight's "Herman! who had been in the afternoon and was almost scratched. Josie S. was favorite but only took second place. Coisidetable trouble was experienced getting a start in tbls race, N. E. McAbee's "Traffic" refusing to close within a hundred yards of the rest of the field, P. 0. Box 344. Phones: 62S, Garage. 1262, Residence. GARAGE BROWNE- COSMAN CO. Five stalls with lockers, etc. Rates reasonable. Cars washed, pollsbwl and delivered. 246 Westminster Road. Detroit 9 .2 Coombs and Thomas: Donovan and- Schmidt. At 60 Washington 6 4 Mitchell and Easterly; Moyer and Henry. Second Cleveland ,0 6 1 Washington 0 7, 1 Koestner and Bemis; Gray and Ain- smith. ''EASTERN At Toronto 6' 'i Newark 7; 1 McGinley and Tonneman; McGin- nity- and Hearne. Umpires Byron and Kelly. Second end first, rain. No score. At '__ Montreal .2 0 Baltimore '70 Keefe and McAllister; Vickers and Byers. Umpires Murray and Finner- Second 11 1 Baltimore 6 3 Burchell and Kritchel; Maroney, Mallow and Egan and Donnelly. Um- pires Finneran and -Murray. At Jersey Buffalo......... 7 Jersey 5 4 Merritt and Woods; Mercer and Crist. Umpires Halligan and Boyle. At Rochester 10 2 Providence 4 2 Holmes and Blair; Lavender and Peterson. Umpires Stafford and Hurst. ASSOCIATION At Louisville 8 5 S 1 Schwenk, Osborne and Allen; Dougherty and Marshall, Umpires Bush and Sayes. At Kansas Indianapolis 13 3 Kansas City 7 5 Cheney and Howley; Powell, Camp- bell and James. Umpire Owens. Second Indianapolis 9 1 Kansas City 8 2 Hartgrave and Howley; Rhoades and Ritter and James. At St Paul- Toledo 9 0 St Paul 3 1 Robinson and Abbott; Chech and Kelly. Umpires Chill and Cusack. Second 'oledo 8 1 t Paul........ 8 1 Essick and Land; Ryan and 'Pierce. Umpires Chill and Cusack. At 11 3 inneapolis 14 3 Berger, Sitton and Carisch; Leli- velt, Sage and .Smith. Umpires Bier- halter and Ferguson, NORTHWESTERN At Vancouver 2 Spokane s At Seattle- Seattle................... i Tacoma 2 The cities who have declared Her- man Schaefer out of the game nave been fooled. He is now playing (bet- ter ball for the 'Washtagtons than he ever played in his life. He hits the ball better, than he has since he help- ed the Tigers to win a championship, and fields and throws like a youngs- ter. ;