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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 16, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta MoiMla5% Bcecmbci' IB. lfH2. OsJ" I ALL THE LOCAL ANO WORLD'S FOREMOST P.VENT> ENGLISH BOOKMAKERS VOMS OF BIG SWINDLE Clever Scheme Originated and Practiced With Great Success to Beat the Game on Old Country Race Tracb--Over-played it and Discovery Resulted T>ribu�*, U>udou, D�c. 10.-UetalU have lu� come to light showluK thut Kiigllsh bookmakers during tlie last racing aeaaon have boen dorrauded of bundredi of thouaaudB of dollars by an ingenious use of tho telephone. The lichemo adopted depended for its suc-if.fis on tho fact that at the country plnces telegraphic irtessages are received at shops and small business �establishments, and are forw.vdfrt by telephone to the nearest post office. A few minutes before the time set fcT a race, a man would enter one of these sliopa and take possession of I be telephone for a trunk call, paying ifir a quarter of an hour's conversa-lion, or more if necessary. He would be �foUowed by another man who T.ould write out aeveral telegrams to various boukmnkers, backing UcTses and writing the name of a different liorse on every form, having got the tiiessages stamped with a time stamp by tile clerk showing they were filed ritforethe time set for the start of the race. The man in the 'phone box waits tberc until he receives information from a oonfo  - *  Y. M. C. A. liockoy players �  are urgently reiiuesled to turn   out to tho first team prracUco  of the aeason at the lake to   � FLOOD RINK AT LAKE  WITH WATERING CARTS Crowd* Out Yeatarday-Lighting Has Been improved The city will try tho watering cart as a means to solvo the flooding problem at Henderson Park rink. Yes-terday morning and aftornoou, big crowds were out gUatlng. The Ice Is getting badly cilt up, and needs flooding. The lights strung out upon the Ice have made a great improvement. HOCKEY GAME AT TORONTO Toronto, Deo. 16,-The opening hockey match ot the season took place at the local arena last nlgbt between the St. MIobaers Club and the Edlnburgbs, of Ottawa. The Ottawa men were outclassed, the score In St, Michael's favor being 11 to 0, HOCKEY IN BOSTON Boston, Dec. 14,-The Boaton A, A. Ice hockey team defeated the St. Nicholas Hockey club, of New York, 3 to 2, In a fast game, at the Arena tonight. Tli� game stood 2 to 3 at the end ot the regular two periods, and ail �xtCiu>esi�4,.toML.M )i�-pl. ,..............:........ .Ol'l RN IN LUCK IN m\ BILLY QUEAL Boston, Dec. 14,-William Kohlc nialnon, of Finland, champion runner ol' tho world, held his title to the fif teen-mlle championship in a field ot IntCTnatlonal runners at Mechanics' Building today, doing tho distance In Ihr. 21min. 24Vfcscc. The Finnish runner wn.s hard press cd, and might not have won but tor an accident to Billy Queal, the Amerl-can champion at the very end of tho race. Queal was leading by five yards on the last, lap when ho struck anoth cr runner and foil, allowing Kohle maiuon to take the lead, and the race. The remaining TunnerB finished in this order: Ted Crooks, Fall River; Freddie Cameron, Nova Scotia, form er B. A. A. marathon champion; Karl Nlemen, Finland, and Bob Fowler, of Boston. Alfred Shrubb, of England, fell out at tho eleventh mile. RUGBY COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP Somerset 6, Devonshire 16, Swansea 27, Cambridge U. 8. Newport 4, Exeter 0. Leicester 41, Headingloy 0. Wakefield Trinity 19, Wigan 6. , York 11, Hull 7. NORTHERN ALLIANCE Broughton R. 8, Warrington 0, Bramley 7, Widness 5. Bradford 2 ; Swindon 2. Dewsbury 12, Leeds 2. Hull Kingston R. 20, Keighley 3. Hunslet ,S, Iluddersfield 10. Halifax 3, Oldham JO. Leigh 6, Battley 8. Rochdale Hornets 27, Bariow 5. Runcorn 31, Coventry 5. Hallord 11, St. Helens 3. KICK ALERTS OUT OF FRENCH PEOPLE THINK GREAT DEAL OF aABEIALL New York, Dec. 14.-The French ath letio enthusiasts think they have aolv-ed the Olympic quoation. Thoao in-tereated in athletics In Franco attribute the Bucceaa o( Americans In the premier games to baseball. And now Franco Is going to take up basoball on a wider score. In order to figure prominently in the next Olympic games, which will be held in Berlin tn 1916, the French athletes will be feasted on a baseball diet, bo to speak. Plana along this line have been start, od, according to word received from proulsent Frencli aportamen and the VropoeUioa is meeting wltb the approval of athletic followers all over the country. Attar tho succeav ojt the American team at Stockholm iha unlveri�l opinion a^ong foreigners was that bate* ball Indirectly was reaponalble (or the Americans' victory. They all agrocd thai lh0 wallonal game ot the country formed a fine basia for training and development. Now the Frano'hnten think that it they tako "P the Romo tboy ^vUI receive tho same heuotit pf^ �ttrlhulg| .the.AJM.ri�.MnSr, Toronto, Dec, 14.-The annual meeting ot the Ontario Rugby Football union was held yesterday at the King Edward Hotel, with President A. K. Deuison, in the chair. The principal topic wa.s tlie motion ot K, B. Mcailllvry, put forward at the last meeting, that the Alert Club be expelled from the union. He ask ed to be allowed to withdraw the word "expelled," and in its place use tho word "dropped." This was satisfactory to everybody. After conalderablo argument, the motion was carried by 11 In favor of and one declining to vote. President Denison apoke on the motion, claiming the Alerts were uii loyal aud had made unnecessary trou ble for the officers ot the union, lie referred to personal telegrams he had received, which he claimed were un just and Insulting, containing accusa tlona which were fnlge and unfound ed, Tho Alerta had alighted the or dera of the union, and ignored the of flcials and tbe executives. The Alerts can make appeal if they feel 80 inclined, to be re-Instated next sesalon, but will only bo accepted ns membera IC a promise of belter bo havlor Is forthcoming, J. Dolan wag elected the eastern re preaentatlve ot the O. R. F, U. CHEW MAPLE SUGAR TOBACCO MILD, SWEET, MELLOW and JUICY Manufactured by ROCK CITY TOBACCO CO. .'OueMe i i > i. ; Winoinaa MARKETS klTHBRIBOB MANKCra TRACK PRICES No. 1. No. 2. No. 3. No. 4. No. Fi. No. 6 No. I. No. 2. No. 3. No. 4. Flax Barley Barley NO. 2. Extra Northern Northern Northern . Northern . Red Ked Red Red , No. 3..... . No. 4. ... C. W, Oats No. 1. Feed .....i �� ft r>i% 86% fi3% r.s% r.2% .'IS 29 ^20% -- MONDAY'S GRAIN PRICES Winnipeg, Dec. Ifi.-The market opened H to % lower, and there was an active trade at steady prices. In spile of a somewhat sharp decline in Liverpool prtcos. Tho oiieiiini; and closing prices wei'o as follows: Wheat- Open Closo Decembtr........ 7S% T.O^ Muy............ 84 July............ sr, s.-.'i Oats- December........ 33V� .'12^ May............ an',-8 ShMt Flax- December........ 105% lO.Tfi .lauunry........ lOo^i May............ 1U% illMi Closing Cash Prices Wl'.eat- So. I NoTlhorn.......... 7i)V^ .\o. 2 Northern.......... 70Vj .Vo. ,'! Northern.......... 73',^ No. !.................. .17 No. h Noriliuni.......... S!i No. I!.................. No. 1 Fe�d................ IS Winter Wheat-No. I .................. 7!)ij No. 2.................. 77 No. 3.................. 74 No. 4.................. n OaU- No. C. W............... ..�<\t, No. :! C. W............... 2!1 No.* Feed............... 2!l No. 2 Feed................ 27 Barley-No. 3 .................. -lU No. 4.................. 41 RoJeclGd................. 39 Peed.................. ::s Flay;- No. I N. W. G............. jlif. Minneapolla Wheat Open < UoKi?) December . . ...... 73% SO May.............. 84 84^i July............ 8B^i S6U Chicago Wheat December .... ..... H4?� 84=14 May............ 89% 8D% July............ itfi% 8�ai LIVERPOOL LIVESTOCK MARKET Liverpool, Dec. 16.-.John Rogers *; Co. cable that there was an amplo supply of cattle on offer at Birkenhead today, and .Saturday's prices ruled, viz.: 12 to 13% cents per ponni! for Irish steers. SHIP YOUR GRAIN TO John Billings & Company Winnipeg and Lathbridga Dally prices by wire or phone. -OFFICE AT- Messrs. Asquitli and Lindsay's Offlf� DOMINION BLOCK LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. Phone 1714 P. O. Bex 278 5453 ;