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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 21, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LOCAL AND WORLD'S FOREMOST THE LETITBKIDCT; HERALD Wednesday, August 21, 1012. OLDFIELD GAVE A GOOD EXHIBIT10NOF HIS SKILL Famous Auto Qriver and His Companions Didn't Break Any Records but Showed Some Terrific Cycle Races Neither necks, records or fences were broken at the Exhibition track yesterday afternoon, when Barney Oldfleld and his confederates, Lou Heineman and "Wild Bill" Friteh gave an artistic and sensational dis- play of car driving. The auto races consisted of five events, In which re- cords for the mile and two miles' were attempted, also matched races be- tween and Fritch, Oldfleld taking on the winner. Motor cycle races were Introduced preliminar- ies to the auto and proved exceptionally Interesting. Frank San- mine' Willie -Matthews, the two Calgary and E. Mackenzie being the 'ipeftd burners in tbese events. TVith the Y. M. ,C. A. athletic ev- ents; and the finest vaudeville show introduced to a Lethbridse audi- Tunning in conjunction with the auto and motor cycle events, an entertainment worthy of royal patron- age was accorded the spectators. The motor cycle races took preced- ence over the auto events. Sanguine went out after the Canadian mile re- cord for half-mile dirt tracks. He came extremely close to the record in his attempt, and in Sanguine the spectators saw a master cyclist. He knows how to handle his Indian to perfection, and uses his head-all the time. The record for Canada on a dirt track of this nature is 3-5. Sanguine yesterday made it in Sanguine and Matthews then went together in a five-mile event. San- giiino hid no difficulty in distancing his opponent, and finished in The record is B. Mackenzie, of local fame, and Sanguine "went out for a two-mile whirl for Southern Alberta champion- ship. There was a mistake made somewhere; they quit at the mile-and- n-half, with Meckenzle In the lend about three feet. Sanguine had evi- dently not let out, Intending to extend hlmaeH In the last lap, when a mis- taken signal from the Judge's stand brought the race to a close. The time was 2-5. Mackenzie used' a Harley-Davidaon single cylinder, and Sanguine.a three-cylinder Indian, the latter'having a great advantage over the former in class of machine. "._ The Speed Demoni Barney Oldfield informed the Her- iild before the races that no .broken records could >be expected, although he would try with might and main to do Record-breaking Impossible because of the undulating condition of the irack. "All new tracks are explain- ed OldrWd. "Every time I hit one of those my machine takes an aeroplane glide, and if I am not ex- tremely careful a spill will .result." His words were true. There were apots in iront of the stand! and when the >peed demons hit them the bounolng of the machlnt was ter-' rifle, tut the worst ipot on the course at the first turn. Oldfield caused a aenwtlon when he struck point the earth Is loose. 'The on- lookers urir his car skidding toward tho and it appeared doubtful If he could right it in it to Barney, his life li full of narrow Another half-second and he T.u on bU way down the back pell mell with a cloud of dust in There were who were not sat- isfied to tee the races ended without a fence carried away, or worse hap- junings, hut the majority ot erowd conceded Oldfleld nnd his com- janlons all the honor due them In their nervy exhibition. It was a fast and furious and thrilling perform- ance. "Wild Bill" Fritch was the first of the dare-devils to appear. He wont out In his Cino for a mile so and fin- ished Heineman followed in hit BeM, and capped Irltoh's performance by nearly three He did the mile In 2-5. Oldfleld then appeared In his 300 hone-power 'Ohrlitle. Barney, with the inevitable bstweoa his and Vytiiot an expression of corfMence, looked the Jug- ipeed even' inch. Ks -wore hli celebrated nonchalant pwsoaiiity, lamo'ns -the world over. and wai always master of his pow- erful machine. Like a cannon shot the speed king was off, and like a oannon shot he Jlnlihed, not In record time, but pro- hahly inter than any time made on a new dirt track 'before. He did the mile in Tho record is 4-5, made Sjy Oldfleld at Regina a couple of weeks ago. Helny and Bill Heineman and "Wild Bill" Fritch were matched for two miles, and there was nothing to it but Heineman. Heihy showed "Wild Bill" how much dust he could make, and then drew away from him, coming under the wire several machine lengths in ad- vance. The time was Barney and Heiney Oldfield and Heinemau then went to it for two miles. This was a good race. Heineman, in his Benz, took the outside and kept pretty pace with Oldfield, and when under the wire nt the mile, the two machines were even. They kept that way until Heineman struck the bad spot in the first turn, when Oldfleld took a siignt lead, which Helroeman was unable to pick up. Oldfleld finished a car length ahead in DURNAN CABLES FORFEIT FOR RACE Toronto, Aug. Durnan, the Toronto sculler, who holds the championship of America this after- noon cabled one hundred pounds to Sporting Life, of London, Eng- land, in support of his challenge to Ernest Barry for a race lor the world's championship on the Thanws river the first week of October. Dur- nan asks for one hundred and ntty pounds tor expenses, and will sail at once for England upon the accept- ance of this condition. Barry has ex- pressed a willingness to row Durnan, but so far has been unwilling to con- cede the amount asked for expenses. Durnan is in fine condition, as in ad- dition to having last month defeated both William Haines ot Boston, and John Hackett, he has since been tak- ing daily skina ot six to ten miles on Toronto Bay. CHEW MAPLE SUGAR TOBACCO MILD, SWEET, MELLOW Jnd JUICY Manufactured by ROOK CITY TOiACCO CO. WlnnlpH BAYLEY EASILY MASTERED SCOTT Victoria, "Aug. 20. -Toe Bayley, lightwoigbt champion of Canada, won from Pat Scott oi Seattle, by a knockout in round of a scheduled fifteen round bout at tho Arena rink tonight. It was Bayley's fight all tho way, his aggressive tac- tics bewildering his opponent. When the sixth round had only a few sec- ondi -to go, a left swing to the jaw following right and left uppercuts put Scott down and out. Over-two thous- and personi were present. A CADET MADE EIGHT BULL BYES Toronto, Aug. sonautional waa accomplished hero this afternoon, when, Cndet Disher, of Dunganuon, Oat., eight consecutive 'bull's eyes at 300 yards, in ex- trtt series matches. Young Disher is fourteen years of age. "Y" ATHLETIC MEET AT FAIR Archie Stewart Won the Armstrong Shield for Highest Points Y. M. C. A. athletic meet at tho Fair yesterday was run off during the auto races and the vaudeville acts, and proved successful in every par- ticular. The Hundred yards was the first event put on, and was won by Rogers in with Piton a closo second. In the Half-Mile, Archie Stewa-rt led all the way, and 'was an easy win- ner in the time of Johannsson was second, and Fernie third. H. H. Piton was not pushed very hard in the 220-yard event by Z. M. Skouson. The time was not fast. In the shot-put Ness made 35ft. 5in., and took the honors. Peebles came next with a put of 27ft. 6in., and Stew- art third, with 27ft. vin. Archie Stewart was again promin- ent In the mile. Six started, and kept well bunched until the final stretch, when Stewart jumped away from the rest, followed by Johansson and Nor- man. They finished in that order, with fifteen feet between each of the runners. The time for the distance was Z. M. Skouson copped the hammer throw with a throw ot 98ft. 9in. Peebles 'was .second with 89ft. lOin. .There were four entrants. F. B. Skbusoh made a high jump of 4ft. 9ln., and won this event, with Rogers coming second with a Jump of ift. 7in. He strained his foot at this jump and had to ciuit. Raymond again came in for honors, when Z. M. Skouson cleared 8ft. Gin. In the pels valutj Stewart came s-ec- ond with 8ft. 21n. Once more Raymond entries came to the front, when illlner, Walker, Z. M. Skouson and UP. Skouson, for the Sugar town, defeated the Leth- bridge team, composed cf Johnson, Callum, Fernie and Stewart, in the half-mile relay race. Raymond had it easy all th-3 way. The two-mile event was" a pretty contest, In which T. H. Moss, ;of Ta- ber, an old five-mller, battled with Archie Stewart for supremacy. Moss won out. Stewart was a close sec- ond and Johanasson third. Stewart High When the officials compiled the fig- ures of the meet it was found that Archie Stewart, the well-known local athlete, had the, greatest number oi Points to llis a D'S MelNTOtH MEANS 1U8INESS Agreei to Post Forfeit for McVex-Langford Boutj 'Milwaukee, Aug. S. An- drews, UnlUd States representative of Hugh ilclntoih this afternoon re- ceived a. cablegram from Mclntogh, agreeing to post a forfeit of with Alderman AI Tearnoy, of Chic- ago, to hind the proposed matches of Jack Johnson, with Sam Lanford and winning the Armstrong challenge shield for highest number ot points. 304 points, followed hy Johansson with 140, Peebles 135, Rogers 126, 125. Tho firsts event will lie pre- :nted with a gold medal and the econds and thirds with merchandise prizes. The Summary 100 Rogers; 2, H. H. Piton. Tinie, 1J seconds. One Half A. C. Stewart; 2, C. W. Johansson 3, W. H. Fernie. Time, IiMmmcr Z. M. Skouson 2, Peebles 3, J. G. Ness. Distance, 98 leet. 220 H. H. Piton 2, L. P. Skouson B. Callarn. Time, 25 seconds. Shot J. O. Ness, 35 It. 5. in.; 2, Peebles, 29 It. 6 in.. One A. Stewart; 2, Jo- hansson 3, 'A. Nooman. Time, Running High P- Skou- son, 1, 4 ft. 0 in.; Rogers, 3, d ft. 7 in. by default. Pole Z. M. Skouson, 8 tt 6 in.; 2, A. C. Stewart, 8 It. 2 in. Two T, H. Moss; 2, A. C. Stewart; 8, Johansson, Time 12 U 2-t. GAMES IN THE BIG LEAGUES National An Even Break Cincinnati. Aug. and Boston broke even today, tho locals winning tho first, 4 to 0. whtlo tho Bostons won the uoc-ond, 4 to 1. The first game was u pitchers' battle for eight Innings, when Dickson weaken- cd, four hits sending over a llko num- ber of tallies. -Boston drove Beuton from the box in the third inning of the second game. Pronime allowed hut four hits, the balance of the game. Donnelly was effective at all stages. Two Umpires Knocked Out Pltttsburg, Aug. tho double- header hero today between Plttshurg curt Brooklyn, Umpires Brennan nnd Owens were both Injured in tbv part ot the first two crs were called upon to act the rest of tho first game, and all of the sec- ond same. As far as is known this Is the first time, both umpires have been hurt in a major league game. The two teams split Uie double-header, Plttsburg winning the first, 3 .to 3, and Brooklyn the second, 9 to i. Umpire Brennau during the first Inning of the first game, slipped near second base, injuring his knee cap. Umpire Owen, who was behind the bat, was hit by a foul tip off Jack Miller's bat in the second inning of the same game, his breast bone being broken. It was then decided by the managers of both teams to use play- ers as'umpires. Catcher Phelps, of Brooklyn, and Hyatt, utility man of tho Pittsburgs, was called upon to act, and umpired the rest of the afternoon. Umpiro Owens was unconscious when taken to the hospital. Physi- cians, it is said, will have to use .an X-ray to ascertain the extent of his Injuries. Umpire Brennan is not so seriously hurt. Chicago Won Two Chicago. Aug. was defeated by Chicago today, C to 1 and 13 to 3. Lavender-held the visitors- safe in the first game, while Chicago bunched hits on Alexander. Three Philadelphia pitchers were used in the second contest, Moore starting and lasting four innings. Reulbach started for Chicago, and retired in the third, when he injured his side. Smith relieved him and the visitors did not get a hit until the seventh, when he eased up, American One Apiece New York, Aug. York broke even in a double-header with St. Louis losing the first game, 4 to 3, and winning the second, 2 to 1. Ford's support ;biew up in the eighth inning of the first game, when three errors and two hits enabled tho visi- tors to score three runs. McConnell .bested; Mitchell in a pitcher's duel in the second game. Sterrett's triple in the second defeat- ed the visitors. It scored Hardsell nnd Sterrett came home on Sweeney's single. Wood's Twenty-six Victories Boston, Aug. won his twenty-sixth game of .tho season, and Boston mad-e it three straight from Detroit by a score of 6 to 2 today. Du- hue's change of pace troubled tho Red Sox at times, but they'managed by ixing hits and daring base running, with Tiger errors, to gather half- a dozen runs in installments of two each. Ball's two doubles were es- pecially timely. Stanage was forced to retire in the third, when he was spiked by Ball on a double steal in the latter scored. Johnson Makes Record Washington, Aug. won both games of the double-header with Cleveland today, 4 to 2 and 2 to 0. Walter Johnson established a new American League record, by winning the first game, making fifteen straight victories. Cashlon pitched a no hit, no run game in the second, although it was called at tho end of tho sixth inning to allow tho visitors to catch on early train for Boston, CHANGE your brand for the Scotch Whiskey that deserves its high reputation. At all dealers. BUCHANAN'S International Toronto Keeps It Up Toronto, Aug. conlln- IUM! thol-r climb towards tho leaders today, when tlm.v took a second strnluht Knnio from Jersoy City. Tho victory was duo to tho hard hitting of (lie Lents In pinches iind Rudolph's flno twirling In dangerous places. Graham, who took Shaw's place In tho icond, was the star in tho field, pull- ing off two sensational catches. Montreal Bunched Hits Montreal, Aug. bunch- ed their hits off Lafltte today, and ProvMonco mixed, in costly errors, while Frank Smith kept the blnslos lattercd and tho locals won tho sec- ond game of the series, 7 to 3. Leaders Win Double Rochester, Aug. op- ened a three-game series with Balti- more today, winning both games by scores of 10 to S and C to 1, the first by heavy hitting and the second by Quinn's good pitching nnd timely hit- ting- Bisons Went Down Twice Buffalo, Aug. took two games from the Bisons with tho great- est ease today. It was a slaughter which thoroughly disgusted the fans. Five 'pitchers tried to stem the tide, but each was swept away as easily as dust. Canadian Brantford 4, GuelphS Berlin 7, London 5. Berlin 4, London 1. St. Thomas 1, Peterboro 0. St. Thomas 3, Pcterboro 0. Association Milwaukee 1, Louisville 0. Milwaukee 7, Louisville 0. Indianapolis-Kansas Minneapolis 4, Toledo 3. Columbus 10, St. Paul 5. SCOTT CUP FINAL The final replay for the Scott Cup will.take place on the ball grounds on Friday evening at 6 o'clock between the Callies and the Overseas, .this was decided at a meeting of the Soot- ball executive held last evening. This ame should he worth going. miles to sec and the gate ought to be a rec- ord one in view of the large number of exhibition visitors In the city. Don't forget the daie, Friday evening at the ball grounds at 6-o'clock. PHENOMENAL SHOOTING AT THE 0. R. A. MATCHES Toronto, Aug. shooting weather prevailed today for the On- tario, Rifle association matches, and some scores were little short of phe- nomenal, the lowest of the prize win- ners being some times as high as the top scores in the same contests last year. The :best performance, was that of Private Hawkins, of the 48th High- lander's, who made the only "possible" in the Duke of Cornwall and York match. Last year this match was won by a score of 64 out of the pos- sible 70. Today eight scores of 04 were counted out of the prize money. Lieut. Mortimer and PrivUe W. J. Clifford, of Blsley fame, made