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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta 1 .in HORSERACE FOR A AT RAYMOND There promises to be a great in Kaymond about the middle' of Sep- tember when. Henry H., owned by the'Austins of Cardston, and Dr. Tom, owned by Ray Knight of Raymond, will run. Side ibets of 11000 will Con- stitute the stake for which the horses will run. A great deal of interest is being aroused over the race, and it is j likely considerable money will change hands. BOUT POSTPONED Ketchel's injured Foot Pre- vents Contest With Lang New York, Aug. proposed Sen-round bout between Stanley Ket- the. middle weight champion, 5ind Bill Lang, the Australian heavy- r weight title holder, which Vas carded to be held at the Fairmont Club, of this city, tonight, has -been postponed until Tuesday, August 16. Wilson Mizner, manager for Ket' "chel, notified the club officials late to- day that the middleweight champion suffering from an injured foot, and would be unable to meet the Aus- tralian in the ring as scheduled. The .bout was expected to prove one of the most interesting of the year in this, and the match has attracted wide at- tention. A LOVABLE CHARACTER THE LATE JOE CANS His One Vice was Gambling Had Been in a Shady Deal or Two but Reformed and Became Perfectly on the Square Baltimore, Aug. the pass- and sometimes he 'took on welters. ing of Gans, who died at his home here last Wednesday morning, the ring has lost one of its greatest light'-weight boxers and most lovable figures. Once admired, then .execrated for permit- ting himself to (be drawn into crooked contests; then, after his atonement; beloved in spite of his color. Gans' career is without a parallel in the an- nals of the ring. Tuberculosis, the malady which has laid its fingers on other great colored fighters; notably Peter Jack- son and George Dixon, wore dewn the once sturdy frame which pulled the black boy through many a storm. Four years ago, lacking one month, Gans was one of the most perfect fighting machines that ever stepped into the ring. One month1 later, Sept 3, 1906; his downfall HIGH RIVER PUT The Score Was One Goal to Nothing IIn the Intermediate Series at High River. High River, Alta., Aug. JNfanton lacrosse team played a return j contest with the Durable Dane lor the Same here in the intermediate series light weight championship, 'his mag- which resulted in a score of 1 to 0 in' nificent constitution was undermined Savor of the locals. The score would and he was never again the great seem to indicate a close and fast I Gans who had successfully defended iame, but there was nothing to write -his title against scores of fighters home about. As the intermediate j from the time he .won it from. Frank "team of last year graduated into the Erne in 1902 until, his second Forced to tear needed off his bones to meet onerous condi- imposed -by Billy Nolan, then managing Battling Nelson. for the en- counter with Nelson on July 4, 1908. Two days before the first -Nelson- Gans battle, Gans, try as he might in could not never, let their from them. ambition get away For Nanton, McCoy at. Gar- ranks this season, it has :been rather difficult to 'keep the intermed- iate gang the young iblood around town much prefer to remain j his stuffy little gymnasium spectators than play lacrosse. TheyJ tear off the pounds of flesh that No- lan said must come off. Becomin0 desperate, the negro took to the hot alkali road, under a blazing sun, re- nett in goal and Loree at point did peating the performance next day- some good work. For the locals, Dr. Nolan insisted that Gans weigh m Stanley and Gflchrist on the defence with Ml fighting togs, scaling- not a and Reffly on the home were' fraction of an ounce over 133. Gans effective. It is likely that Taber, j needed the money from that winners of the southern district, and and would have cut off a leg to make High River, winners of the northern, the For three days he ate will play a sudden death game at little more than a 'bit of toast three Macleod for the intermediate cham-! times a day, slaking his thirst with a pionship. RUGBY LEAGUE FORALBERTA Edmonton Players Suggest .Edmonton, Lethbridge and Two Teams in Calgary Calgary, Aug. tiny cup of tea. When he awoke on the day of that battle at Goldfield he weighed 133 stripped, but he 'had to get below that to allow-for the trunks and the rest of his fighting togs. Out on the road he went without a 'bite to eat. At ten o'clock that morning he had to step on the scales for the prelim- inary weigh in. Nolan, among the harsh conditions that the newspaper men. covering the fight protested ag- ainst as unfair, insisted that the negro must step on the scales twice before though the rugby season has not yet scaiing. Fearful lest he arrived, it is drawing near, and if weight Gans worked almost any arrangements are to be made for j -When he step- a city or provincial league now is the ie bad left off part time. It should not be left until the Mg ring. attire. Nolan last minute. quickly observed this. From the information gathered -by the Albertan there are only two city teams available at present There are 'the Tigers and the Y. M. C. A_ Hillhurst are doubtful starters, -but are anxious to form a, league under English rules. tones, "why don't, you be reasonable? You don't want your ftoy to whip a Under these conditions the outlook dead man, do you? Why don't you for Calgary would be only the some sportsmanship.' above mentioned clubs. This But Nolan was inexorable. "If you are going to fight with any more clothes on you had better put 'em said Nolan. 'Ah, said Joe, in pleading After fighting his way through the second and third .raters he challeng- ed Frank Erne. The champion, was then at his besi, and Cans was forced to stop in the twelfth round. His eyelid was almost completely severed and the blood 'blinded him so that he could not see Erne. In their next meeting Gans won in the first round. Fightt, When Gans ibecame champion he fell into 'bad hands, and several years he was known- as the crooked- est fighter that ever stepped (between the ropes. His greatest -fake fight was with Terry McGovern in Chicago in 1900. He had agreed to lay down for the benefit of a coterie of negro gamblers who made thousands out of the match. Gans tried to quit in the first round but was afraid of being mobbed, in the second he kept, his promise. From that time until his memorable fake fight with Jimmy Britt in San Francisco in 1904, he participated in a number of crooked fights, allowing his opponents to stay so that he and his backers could .win the round mon- PIEH PITCHED A GREAT GAME Held Eskimos to Three Hits Pitchers' Battle Game was a Tie Edmonton, Aug. close con- test between Edmonton and 'Leth- bridge was terminated iby darkness at the end of the ninth with the score CALGARY CALLIES NOT GOING EAST Refuse to Accept the Dic- tation of Baker in the People's Shield Matter Calgary, Aug. a meeting of the Caledonian Football Club this evening it.was decided that the Can- adian champions would not submit to LOU DILLON'S TIME BEATEN "Uplan" Owned by Bill- ings Established New World's Record for a Mile Cleveland, 0., Aug. by Charles Tanner, of Cleveland, C. G-. K. Billings' black gelding Uplan to- day established a new world's rec- ord by trotting a mile at the North a tie. Pieh pitched good .ball, holding the tyrannical actions of a maa oru r I Randall track without a windshield, to three hits. Hickey. nameii Barker, who proposed that the was-also in good form. Walters, form- erly with Regina, filled in for Edmon- in 1.5SJ, beat-Lou Dillon's record by ton at third. AB Mackin, 2b ........4 Ward, 2b 0 Oriet, ss 4 Zimmerman, If 3 Chick, Sb 3 Lynch, c......... 4 Dudley, rf O'Hayer, Ib Corrigan, P 3 .4 3 3 SI R H 0 0 "0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 A the team should go down to Toronto 21 seconds and coming within of a to defend the Peoples Shield which Mills, If Baxter, Ib Morse, ss 3 cfv 2 2 2 3 3 Cox, rf Spencer, c Walters, 3b Hickey, p WMte, 2b 3' ey. His with Britt was one of the rawest ever attempted, and almost forced his retirement from the ring. Gans placed himself in better hands, however, confessed that he had ibeen crooked, and said: he would fight hon- estly, and from time until his last fight he absolutely on the level. G-ans was quiet and retiring and of a religious turn of mind. His mother had hoped he would 'become a minis- ter, and Gans sometimes expressed a wish that he had listened to her ad- vice instead of going- into the ring. When the plucky little fighter re- attendance 700. cognized that he was in the grip- of consumption he made peace with his enemies. Even Nelson, whom he had hated bitterly, was taken into the fold of friendship. Gans' one vice was gamibling. The j v thousands that he made in the ring they have now won in Winnipeg, E again in Vancouver, and successfully 0 defended against teams from these Ojtwo cities last year. To again de- 1 mand that the team should .take the 0 j long trip, to the east is more than 0 the club feels justified in making and 01 the entire proposition is rejected. 0 0 0 0 second of equalling the record by her with a windshield on October 24, 1905. when she trotted a mile at memphis in Tanner drove him the first quarter ,n 29f. The half way was reached in "59 flat. The crowd seeing a IT WOULD PAY YOU TO PACK A TRUNK with nothing else but rackets, clubs, fishing tickle, to take along on the family tion. There would be lots more fun and lots more health thaiT you could get out of a dozen trunkfula of clothes. GET YOUR SPORTING TOOLS here if you want them right We do not handle the near right kind. The Lethbridge Sporting Goods Co. PHONE 1032 412 ROUND BIG LEAGUE GAMES 5 27 18 H 0 A 0 2 0 12 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 24 1 3 27 12 1 'Score by .____-..... Kdmonton............ Summary: Stolen" -bases, Mills, Cos, Morse 3, Spencer, Oriet 2, Zimmer- man, 6'Hayer; sacrifice hits, Lussi, Chick, two-base hit, Spen- cer: three-base -hits, Oriet, Dudley; bases on .balls, off Pieh 6; struck out, by Pieh 1, by Hickey 9; double play, O'Hayer to'Mackin; left on 'bases, Ed- monton 5, Lethbridge 6; time j about to fall, let out a great cheer, which changed to deep silence .when the time for three-quarters .was hung- up showing that it had taken the gelding 30f seconds to negotiate the third quarter.. He did the last quar- ter in 29 seconds flat. A season's record came near falling in the Forest City stakes race, the third event day. Miss H. Ka7, pushed by Ella Ambulator and Hums. did the first neat in equalling the mark made by Ross K. at Detroit last week. Four.neats of here in St-vi-eujnc-r. Caponi aud-Jack the 2.17 trot were run without a win- Ryan, of Chic i >.o, win meet here on ner developing and the finish was post TOMMY BURNS TO MEET CAPONI AU the former cLa.'iipiou, ?it; been match ed to meet Tony Caponi, of Chi.-nco August 22. poned uutil to-morrow. OTHER W. C L. GAMES he lost at "craps.1 He retained enough out of the, proceeds of his last fights to -build a hotel at Balti- more, .but the place is now heavily mortgaged. hardly large enough for a success- ful city league. Edmonton is will- ing, and reports from the north state that the Eskimos would be very strong this year. Lethbridge also has a good rugby team, and this would form the nucleus of a strong league. With outside clubs the gate Teceipts would increase enough to pay the extra expense. Edmonton. Journal, commenting on the coming rugby season, has the following: "The time for rugby is drawing near and it is high time that something was being done to form a provincial league. Calgary will have two teams strong enough to enter; Lethbridge fias a good team, and Edmonton will have the best team of all. So from the Edmonton point of view there is no reason why it should not be or- ganized. "Rugby has never been very well in Edmonton, but there are sufficient good players in the city to make a team strong enough to bring out the crowd.' P. O. Box Phones: 628, Garage. 1262, Residence. OARAGE BROWNE- COSMAN CO. Five stalls with lockers, etc. Rates reasonable. Cars washed, and delivered. 246 Westminster Road. The result of that .battle is too well; known to require more than passing mention. For 42 rounds the 'boys fought savagely under a 'blazing sup. Gans, owing to his weakened condi- tion, being put to the severest test of his life, to keep the onerous Dane from overcoming him. He was forc- ed, to resort to every trick he knew and the exhibition he gave under such trying circumstances was simply mar- vellous. A few seconds after the op- ening of the final round Gans went down under a blow that Referee Siler held was foul. Gans was awarded the battle. It was his last great fight, however. The weight had killed him, and the Gans that won the championship from- Erne fix a round began to fade. When he made his last battle, WnicH was with Jabez White, the Englishman, New York, March 12, 1909T he was on- ly a shadow. The two beatings that Nelson gave him in San Francisco in 1908 were the finishing touches. Gans- was .born in Baltimore in 1876 and began fighting at the age of 16. He was substituted for a boy who fail- ed to appear at a little local boxing show in his home city. He whipped two bQvs, that night, and was reward- ed with. Fought All Comers Gans took up .boxing because be was inclined to health. He displayed such cleverness that he was urged to make boxing his profession. In 1S94 j Gans began to show the real stuff in him, and from that time until he fell 'before Nelson, he fought every light weight that sought a battle with him FIGHT PICTURES WHITE ELEPHANT Owners of Jeffries-Johnson Films Forced to Reduce Admission From to 50 Cents. New York, Aug. the mov- ing picture men who are reported to have put up for the Jeffries- Johnson fight pictures may not even "break is a conviction that is growing among theatrical men here. When the pictures were first put on the moving picture men declared the admission price would -have to be because of the tremendous outlay in securing them. Now the price has dropped to 50 cents and still the expected crowds are missing. Theatrical men profess to believe that the fact that Johnson won over the white man has practi- callv killed the demand for the films. Joe McGinnity Gets Rube Waddeil and Spade for Joe Crisp. New York. Aug. Joe McGinnity, of the Newark Indians, put SASKATOON TOOK ONE FROM THE LEAGUE LEADERS Saskatoon, Aug. went down to defeat today before the Berry innings', when, with three men on bases Whisman smashed the ball for a home scoring the winning run. The Berry Pickers scored three in the first and were blanked until the ninth when with the score three all, Whis- man batted for Miller and made the longest drive of the season. Calgary Saskatoon SMITHSON WON TWO GAMES FOR MOOSE JAW Moose Jaw, Aug. Smithson, Moose Jaw's young south-j paw, pitched a double header against j the Bonepilers today and won .both games. In the afternoon by 7 to 4, and the- evening toy 1 to 1. The games were loose and the locals did as they pleased with the visitors. First t Moose Jaw..... 9 1 Kegina 7 4 Smithson and Page; Sage and Voss. Umpire Houston. Second game- Moose Jaw 6 0 Kegina 4 3 Voss. Umpire Houston, in seventh, darkness. Game called MAROONS EQUAL LEAGUE RECORD OF STRAIGHT WtNS Winnipeg, Aug. Maroons equalled the league record for con- secutive wins by again trouncing Brandon today by 8 to 2, making ten through a deal this afternoon where-1 straight wins. The Angels played in by Rube Waddell and Pitcher Bob -Beil and Bergen. Umpires O'Day and Brennan. At St. Jfhiladelphia 8 3 Corrfgan and Bresnahan; Brennan and Dooin. Umpires Riglerr and Emslie. AMERICAN At Boston......... 9 -2 Chicago 9 i, Carrigan.; 'Scott and. Sul- livan. Umpires .'Evans and Coliflower. At 6 .2.' Washington ___ 15 0 Harkness, Mitchell. and Reisling and Ainsmith. Umpires Eg- an and O'Loughlin. At Philadelphia 11 3 Detroit 7 6 Plank and Thomas; .Summers and Stanage. Umpires Kerin ,and. 'Con- nolly. At St. St. Louis S 3 New York___.. 10 2 Ray and Kfllifer; Quinn and Mitch- ell. Umpire Perrin. ASSOCIATION St. Paul- Minneapolis 2 St. Pa'ul 6 14 2 Patterson, Altrock, 'Smith and Ow- ens; Gehering, Lercy, Riegler, iLeiss and Kelly and Pierce. Umpires Bier-, and Ferguson. At Louisville 3 Milwaukee 10 2 Hall and Allert; Cantwell and Mar- shall. Umpire Bush. EASTERN At Rochester 2 1 Jersey City 6 S McDonnell, Blair; Kiss- inger and Crist Umpires Halligan 'and Kelly. At Toronto 7 Jtfaltimore 5 Rudolph and Vandergrift; Donnelly, Egan and Byers. Umpires.; Boyle and Byron. At Montreal 8 4 Newark 9 1' Wiggs and Hardy; Waddell and Me-- Allister. Umpires Hurst and Stafford. At Buffalo 4 0 Providence 9 1 Taylor and Williams; 'Wilson, and Peterson. Umpires Murray and Fin- neran. NORTHWESTERN At Vancouver 5 7 1 Spokane 1 2 At Tacoma Seattle is about the only way that you can represented the club a month ago His team is now pulling off any such finishes as have describe him. to the cellar. and will probably re- been seen at River Park of late. main there. He is making no kind There is not. a nine in the league of a stab at heading off Winnipeg, mat. has anything on the Rowland which he .was going to eat up. The crew just now, and though Calgary team cannot be making so very much did take the extra game in the recent money. becauslTthe games are to be series they outluckcd the locals in transferred to Winnipeg. At the the first game, as they were outplay- came time Bill Morrow is somewhat ed from start to finish. Here's wish foxy. He won a game in Oalgary by ing the new manner mora success a foxy move. He never allowed this with the rejuvenated crowd of ball man Heinrich to go up against the players. JACK GILLIS IS DISAPPOINTED. Canadian All-Round Champion Will Not Get Chance to Meet Martin Sheridan After All. Chicago, Aug. Gillis, a policeman, of Vancouver, B. C.. who is to take part in the national all- around championships at. Marshal! Field, today, arrived yesterday, and reported himself in condition. Gillis. is disappointed at Martin Sheridan's inability to enter, as it was expected' in Vancouver that the Easterner would participate. Gillis fs 8 feet 2 1-2 Inches tall, and is 26 years old. He Is the tallest atMete entered. In a recent try-out through the ten events Gillis came within a few points of the record. ;