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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HEBALP .Friday, December 8, lit! I. Clgm, .TojuccMi Oonfepllontry. Bowl- ing Alley Stain Dominion Block, op- posite Court House SHIELDS PRESENJplCAlUES Winners of City Football League Given Emblems of Their Superiority at Dance Last Night The dance held'at the Conservatory ipoeu-d to .be there were eonspiciuius or Music last night for the purpose afisence, namely the opposi- o'i formally. pre.sentiTis. the- W.rlghl'l tain for the .honors. In a tew well. Charily, Shield [Shield.: j-uasen words Win. Nelson preseiilcil the winners of'local iootiiall lion-1 SliXcMs 10 the captain oi the I'ale- ors this year was well atti-nded liyijrtoniaii learn, who responded with Hie the players of the cliampionship that his elllli would he out Hieir supporters andahS society.they inext season to repeat what tbry Irad tqpresent, .who- were ex.. accomplished this vein. The Water of Quality SS VelPlASI [FOOTBALL-AND THE HOLD IT HAS ON THE PEOPLE OF BRITAIN Just as baseball, the national game is drawing to a finish -.soc- cer football, the national game of Ens- nature with this viexv of 'the situation, but the fact remains that by the ar- ticles of their corporation, by their ]aiid, comes to full strength for the i rules and regulations and by their season. It is now in full cry, and [public pnriesuuiom (he clubs forswear linrougliut the length and breadth of 1 any desire to make money out of tie John Bull's hUaniTin every home and boj-3 and girls, men and wo- an-2n, will be football mad. Baseball fever !e a mild and harmless disease compared with ;he football craze ot iho British. Glance at a few figures and.see I [Hi-tted j-o'urseif. In England alone there are indre than Iti.OOO regularly constituted football clubs, playing a schedule of games throughout. -season. There :iro 500 recognized important leagues One of .the most serious bones ot' has The the Football AL-jociauori pro- contention during recent been the salaries of the players. viildl that-no player in anp club af. the organization should be paid more than a week or 51041) a year. In order to see that this rule r.s '.veil as others, was-faithfully observed, the Football Association the right to inspect theTiooks some of. them embracing twenty, thirty cjui, it wished and or eveti forty .clubs. The Football ''Association the largest gverning body Jir the same, has a jurisdiction over clubs, and on its rolls are more ihnn members. It registers ...just a pure, whole- PAGNUELO WINE 4 SPIRIT CO. Lathbrldge, AIU A MOOSE CALL A full turn-out oi Modsr mem- bers is urgently requested for tu- mor-row evening., Soirwtliing o' momentous importance will be put before the lodge which every member will bo. .interested in. Hnai arrangements, too, will he j made for ill-.' Grand .Moose Hall Monday evening-in the K. of F- hall. A number of nev.- candi- dates are staled tot" ailinissica to- morrow night-, arid-both members and candidates are earnestly re- quested to be at the K. oi P. hall at S o'clock sharp, where the meeting takes place. not in the Oddfellows hall as formerly. CIRKUSS WAS A THltt DELIGHT Y.M.C.A. BOYS KEPT AUDIENCE IN ONE CONTINUOUS'HOWL OF PLEASURE Kim anil furious at si lie Y.M.C.A.'last night llie occasion of the iiununl circus. Such an array of ulont seldom Thf gymnasium was crowilfd to its inmost capacity and the incessant peals laughter iltiring I'lm uyi-uiiig was a stirt indicatici.-i tluil the1 audi- ence leinp aiiAised. Tho .pro- gram "was Sir charge of Hingiiroslet T.1 S. Mackenzie, who actually looked the part awl cracked the whip to pet- fcctioii. Of course, I'.ie ever presenting, to .tiino rega clowns were lliere in the midst of the nnuvteur Englishman. JINX HARASS FIGHTERS LIGHTWEIGHT BOUTS IN PARTI- 'CULXR SEEM FATED-TO FALL THROUSH the.Marqula of Queensberry There seoms a -fatality about -plnn- ned' lightweight cwilesl-3 ami the lal- est abandonment through WolgucUs misadventure once more puts lilie question'of supremacy on the she-K. r McJtirland has engagements and many now .think there is a.chausc of his Bolus to London to meet -Matt Wells. Mr. Kugsne Corri has again t. expressed opinion that Wells is-the j coming champion and this indorses to per- Lji0 views i have expressed present (0 ,tiino resordlng tlm ex- lib mere III u; [ray will: their inimitable trickery. The numbers on tin: program..were through- ivilh ihir utmost de- spatch. One or two very clever turns were notably that of Mr: Fil- jmer on the Irish liar, and Mr. Wijkes on thi! horizontal bar. Miss- Jones' class drill also excited favorable, com- Thoro is more than a chance that iVells failing to Ilnd a lightweight contest will -l.nUo on a middleweight or two, stipulating that MB opponent shall not exceed 150 pounds. Wells is more than confident he can beat AVolgasi and is most anxious to have submitted to it a detailed bal- ance sheet :U the ead.ot every year. The Football Association can'talk as much as it wants -bill the fact mains that this salary rule ha-j been istently broken in hundreds of. ihave pushed and crowded and stlueez- 'ed their way into the grounds to ness -the great p-eopie than'you could put in two arenas like the .Polo Grounds. The great major- ity, however, paid ntit sixpence '.12 cents) admission, and probably ihe as- class unll also exciien cum- rnmt. while other slunts. including the prospect of a meeting with 0-it Pic French Sea Mat Work, iMcFarlaud. Hut, as I have imay "pot hpii" with caught the fancy oi-the crowd., Mlltl continues io give crcdi! en-thing, hmvever, was fittingly ch- for n doa, of Ws 8UCC6sg to thal maxed by the hypnotic exhibition giv- I trainers, Dai Dolling, who en by Professor DC Really (Mr. Heed) reciprbuates by saying Wells is the who his efficiency on jgratcst. fighter he ever prepared. three very willing subjects. The pro-1 Dolling'is a moet knowledgeahle man lessor put his subjects to sleep and 'nofc H11 assertive, and certainly the fun commenced: They were led. a flatterer. He is now busy pre- to imagine they were moikevs lulcUier boxer antl ihca wlrt ind sanctions referees, and has 3nbre or less authoritative comrol over are not registered in the football as- sociation ,biit have a separate organ- ization ot their own, much like the liodies thai govern public school ath- letics in ihe United Kates. Soccer is the National Game There are still to be found enthus- iasts who claim that cricket is the cHiional game of England. As a pop- ular spori cricket cannot hold a candle to-il'i more healthy rival. Thousands shout 'themselves hoarse as spectat- ors" shatter their eyesight and con- found their mathematics over the per- centage tables-or dis nine deaths a day on 'the field forr the sake of tjie champagne of football for every one aips the still beer of cricket. Many points of Resemblance Professional football in Bngland a week is the salary demanded by the best players. Conceal Illegal Salaries Tliese illegal salaries were conceal- Foo Game Draws Well Cup tie day is one of the, most as- tonishing observances in the English year. It is well worth seeing from bginning to end by anyone interested by making false returns to .the Jin .the customs of the people-. It is uutball Association.' The books were [the one great event of the year which kept regular by a system of cheating las a national appeal men and boys, again they wore ualdnng game. One of ttlc subjects believed he was a. barnir 'set -the niiiiiencc into hutgh 1 ier. The professor concluded lus ex" .hihition with one or 'two other 'tricks, which caused Hie greatest of mcui i oi merriment. Physical Director Wilkes nnd his associates arc -to he congratulated on the excellent ar- rangement of-affaics. The M C A. is doins a great work jn physical 'de velppment bo s nre certain' to therefrom. j turn His o .ncl-uydeii for tho bears, many points of resemblance professional baseball in the United Stated There are also, however, many points of uivergence. Profe-3- j Professional the turnstiles at the admission gates. A large part of .the 'money .'-taken'-'at tbe gates was .and went to "the fund for -the. the unlawful salaries. .The buying .and selling of players is'as keen, in Great Britain as "in ithe United StateaVaHKbugh in that respect also -the scale of prices ia lower. Simpson, one of the best players ia the game, was last year bought by the Blackburn Rovers in competition with the other clubs of the Football Lea- gue for 'flie unprecedented price of football tore gets a sional baseball in ihe United States support from the spectator public that is1 openly and frankly run for the truly remarkable. Talk about your of making money for the men and crowds in die United States j _. ndic-.ue3 back of the various clubs'. [The biggest of them would bring The big clubs are their own masters [grief to the backers of the great Em- and acknowledge the'authority of no [pire, clubs.. People who have marvel- higher governing body. Whatever jle'tl at the ".thousands that have pact- may be the true inside situation In led the benches of ihe Polo grounds, professional football" in England, Held or Shibe Park, should the big leagues are run in the Interests of pure sportsmanship. It is people find it im- jipfi'-jlble to reconcile the huge gates the big secret salaries paid to players apd the well known fallings in human gaze at the tweed capped legions of Crystal Palace on Cup tie day. That is the day which, according to the ar- iris and women all over the country evea in the lowliest walks of fife, save their money moii-ths ahead to defray the railway and other expenses of tlie day. If -the game is rplayqd ac; Crystal Palace, London, for, be- comes a modern Babel. Even' one- of the widely different accents and dialects oE ithe country is heard in its streets. From Lancashire, Yorkshire and the Midlands, from the south from :he, east, from the they come m -their .thousands. The first train 'ofids arrive soon after midnight and itheu until noon time train load after train load ot football "nuts" are emptied at the.varius. London stations. By far the most picturesque are the north in Yorkshire I in Lancashire is found the football enthusiast par excellence. They can be recognized by -tliefir brawn -and :heir caps. So-called professional football in Great .Britain forms but a small part of the game although -the prominence giv- en -to it in tbe newspapers' is apt to make one lose'sight o.f the amateur game. Out'of 1000 clubs that are af- rangement of the Football league Association .schedule .the -championship ia decided onl between 400 500 are profw- is played. More than people B Qf iesB than 7000 are professional. VIBOINIA CIOM3ETTES Made in Wie West for Westerners O'GRAOY CUP HOLDERS PREPARED TO DEFEND Port Arthur's First Challengers to be Met by Fort William Team Fort Wlllwm, Dec. -William curlers are preparing to defend liia O'Gracly cup won by tnem'at Glenboro last winter. cup is em- blematic of the championBhip of Can- ada, and Is competed for by two rinks of those of the club holding, it. The iup trustees has ruled that .the defend- must be prepared'.-to defend it every two weeks if called upon to do so. Messrs. Fenton and Huston are getting 'their rinks into that the cup from the Port Arthur .challengers. It 13 expected" will be played as con- tinued hard ice' la Two Win-' nipeg rlnlic arc.the next challengers, provided ithe IbcalB ;.defeat Port Ar- thur, a visit from the two Winnipeg rinks is expected soon. WJLL OPERATION ,HURT Lightweight Champion May Never be Abie to Fight for Months Ad Wolgast's sudden illness Angeles tbe day before TliankBjjh mg just before his 20-round with Freddie Welsh for the light' weight championship, mav he undoing of the champion Although, in many cases an attack of appendicitis !oes not. .prove a handicap, still uhat resuli it win nave on a right of oh gast's style ot milling is hard tell. Wolgast will be unable to train fo rmonths ife come -and he gain considerable weight which in his cafec 'good. He will he in a ueakened ron ;dKion for a long time to come and un- :iesa his wonderful recuperative powei I probably would do more harm than jcome to the rescue the Michigan Wildcat may hot retain hia tHle very long after he resumes his :fighting. Tbe sudden Illness of the champion laused a great deal of Bonoi the fight fans of the country lolloft ers of tbe ring like to see a rugged, tough fighter of the Wolgast type, nnd they are sorry io see their favorite stricken so shortly befoic ship battle. The> aie hoping tha-( Ad's illness will not prove a Future handicap to him, as all random ia: anx- ious to witness a bout, between him and McFarland with both lads at their best. Ottawa- Not. Satisfied with World Baatt'rs, but go after More .Ottawa. Dec. The Ottawa hoc- key: club is negotiating for the sign- ing of Tack the rover of years' Port Arthur team. Walker was the shining light of the Port hur seven when they cauie ..east in. quest of the Stanley cup. The Ot- tawa's also a Calgary- who, was, recommended by Shore uml maj both men for the opening game MORAN AND STOREECK Frank Morgan, the Plltabugr vefghU who has won tliree fights in BiiccesHion In Englanil during the last few months Fred for twenty .tpndbn; JJqcembor 21. They Ito -vhavo -f'riught'.. the other nfBht, bjft lights Boiilbardisr-. "viho NailOilnl Sportins Clutt of London; on'-'December 18, tho bout was put back. NO SETBACKS FOR Surgeon's Report' on Pugilist's Condi- tion U Favorable, with Nothing 'Serious in M'' Los Angeles, Doc. the Clara Barton hospital 'today it was stated that "Wolgast, lightweight, -cliainppion pugilist, -was doiiig finely and aside from the gas pains which are present in every case of appendicitis, he suf- fered no pain whatever. "Iq said one of the surgeons, "those jialng are less than in the ordinary run of .cases. He Is_ do- ing as well as any one could possibly expect, and there are no Indications of a setback VKNOCK-OUT" Gay1-U T JiTrntn un been matched io box FrltR Holland "Knock Out" Brown of Now York, has of San Francisco, a ten round1 bont in this city, Docember 20. win- ner w.lll matched with frank AFTER PORT ARTHUR .STAR HOCKEY PLAYER R fc P E A T I N ;G SHOTGUNS NoWttr tin th, bird, IK) nutter how heav iwift .Ha' ftifhl, you with itiiif hi ihooting Wincheiler Kepjttinj Sbottun. utter how heavy in or th .uoiij, Hnulti tn what count; 'They always 'giVe the nnultu in fowl or trip iheotlnji; eold within of paeketboqk. .WE': SM'taa titittinu on mr.lnrn Ulttinlid nlitini. WlNCHtSTER REPEATING ARMS CO.. NEW VANCOUVER WILL HAVE A GREATCORING TEAM Tommy riiilliiis, "NcAVsy" ols and Jiiumy DiKsetie E s SiUby Nieh-s to prove Ter- rors Coal Tonels in Const Hockey League Vancouver, Dec. roster of players for tbe. new British Columbia Hockey league Is filling fast nnd now the three teams are practically com- plete. The Vancouver and Victoria clubs were'finally rounded up last week and now only the Now West- minster team 1ms to bo filled. The Victoria 'team was completed by the' acquisition.''of Bert Unduay the crack goiUfbncler of last year's Renfrew team in the National Hockey association, who was awarded pio the Toronto's at the recent meeting of the torn associtition._ Lester Patrick .las beei: communicating with Lindsay some time but Lindsay only inadti up his mind to come west a couplo ot days ago. "He -will leave co-ast .11 a few days. The Victoria team will jonseauautly lino up as Bert Lindsay; point Lester Patrick; coverpoint, Walter Small; forwariu-. 3obby Howe, Tommy Dunderdale Dou- ald Smith and Skinner Poulin. Toronto Star with Vancouver The Vancouver team has been round- ed out by Jimmy Diskette, thy well- known Toronto player who recently caine to the city 'to enter the automo- )ile business and who was being counted upon to captain one of the teams in. tha city amateur leagues, plssette is one of: the best innateur lockeyists who ever came out of qnto and was captain of the-St. Mi- chael's college Learn, two yaars cham- OIIB of the Ontario Hockey aesocla- ,iou and holders of tuo Allan cup. He is.a defence player but Frank ?atrick stated that he would be used on .the forward line of the Vancouver team along with Tommy Phillips, Newsy Lalondc antl Sibby Nichols. Thrit should prove a'-powerful ooinbinatloii. With Lehman, iii goal, Frank Patrick at point and Si Griffiths at covorpoint the Vancouver team is just about ready to take tho ico. Ernie Johnion on Coast I2rnte Johnson, Wan- dorer'H groat coverpoint, arrived in the city-Saturday and after hands with' Patrick, went on to Victoria to look over the scenery anil hold speacli with Lester Patrick, hla old side kick. Lester and Ernie star- red with the Wanderers in Stanley cup days. Ernie >was a _ player then, but a couple of seasons ago he switched over to coverpoint and he is now the best man in the. position'In tho east, according critics. John- son took a tiip out to the new rink on Georgia street, anU to Bay thai ho was astonished Is it mildly, Johnson never expected to aec a truciuic like that utivf in process .of 'construction 'ttnd admitted that it vfivs hy lohg-pdds-lie best rink ho .had" ever aeon. He 'aleo declared that is fai ae he knew 1 ud Hum Hyuind inrt Jimmy Gardiner were coming to play on the coast. CreorjiP Cnrppnlu the I rcnch cr, of whom critics sptitik von lnghh pii i lo this con n try in I lie very near [uture. Ditk nuipi? ngo- tho iiliiRlish champion, is rua- niiij, a boving in I ondon Burge was once nsatchntKlo meet-oitr Jack Ale hut for somp ro ison or oth- er, the tiamt off Compelling Great Respect kind one feels for a worthy what the "Black Cat'..' is on every cigarette field-of-honor today. for 10 Cents rtot an enemy, however, popular brand to any of quality. The "Black Cat." the first rank simply because it is made from the choicest Virgima tobacco that grows. And the time, care an'd skill lavished on the making give tliis cigarette an leadership. -f .y All Good Tobacconists CAKKIiKAS MARCIANUS OlGAKISTrES, UA., MoutreHl, ;