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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1914 THE DAILY HERALD PACE THREE IF HARD FAILS TO BEAT Last of Legitimate White Hopes Will be Wiped Off the Slate The heavyweight class will indeed be in a Bad state If Jess Willard fails ,to humble Jack Johnson when they meet in the spring. Wlllard is tbo last of. :the white hopes. If lip Is elim- inated there will be nothing to do but alt back and wait until some hitherto unknown bbxer appears- and has bait time to, sain the necessary experi- ence. By that time- .lohnsoii may be forced, out by age and so escape meeting his finish in the ring. However, 1C Wlllard. is the last, lie JOHNSON BOUND. BY LAW, SAYS' WEEGHMAN' Cllilcaso, III-, Bee. Charles Weeghman, president of the Chi- cago Federals, today announced (hat ho had submitted to Ilia cuim- sol the case of Waller Johnson, star pitcher, who Saturday signed up with his old team, the Washing- ton. Americans after having .recent- 'ly accepted a contract with the Chi- cago federals. "Walter Johnson .will play with the Chicago Federals next year or not at said Wecghnian. "I have Inid the case 'before counsel, and we 'will'fight it to the United States Supreme court before we will give up. the highest .legal talent in the country has declared our contract with Johnson is bind- ing, and we will certainly enforce it to the limit of our ability." iJESS WILLARD WILL FIGHT BUTONE NEGRO THAT IS COWBOY THROWS DOWN GAUNTLET TO ALL PALE-FACES Nmv York, Willani Is tint, bothering trouble with any- tiling ol a chocolate hue. Not until he has knocked out, if he does, the champion, Johnson, next March. "Regarding Landlord, McVey anv other colored boxer, Willani ,is willing to let them stay right whole they are. He does not care whether they are easy game or tougher than Johnson." That's what Wlllard's .has: and, being [statement, it One of Biggest Business Deals in Baseba.l Annals-Transfer Players Chicago, Itec; of the New York American' league baseball club, the transfer to it of hair a dozen press agent from 6t her teams in the or- an ollicial iwl'izatiori and'-'thc selection of a man- championship class- AA from a ;tecr 13ut it mustn't be understood that constitutn-K one ol the big- i deals in the history of the lea- I the Kansas cowboy would stand idly eK e by until that day' next March when virtually completed here to- he is to meet Johnson. Willani hs bestowed upon himself the title of champion of the white fighters, de- spite the fact that "Gunboat" Smith has tho record of n victory over him. and Coffcy has trimmed and he accordingly tosses down the gauntlet to all pale faces who would mingle with him. "Any white fighter for whom any reputable club will hang up induce- ments of ordinary size will be accom- modated is tho "eye-to- A good old-fashioned day of curling is promised for Christmas Day. The weather is holding just right for good ice, and the members of the .Loth- bridge Curling club will be on deck at the rink tomorrow -in full force jjk uili lllliv appears the best of the lot. lie- fun Thercis piace [ike a Binning'with Carl I curling rink lor a Merry Christmas, none of those who followed .n_b.jt Christinas which is him lias looked so promising as tho of them re- servists of the French army, in tho staging bf a battle scene for motion pictures Following tbe breaking oat of the European wai, great numbers of Frenchmen, from points along the Pacific Coast, drifted into California with the hope of securing admission to the French army and passage to Europe Quite a tew of them were taken and transported east and on to Europe, as they were mem- bers of the reserie classes called to the colors But man> of them were ,eft behind, because thev either dill not come -within the age limit or were naturalized Americans These men found themEoHes out or work, strand- ed away from home The plight of these men was called to the attention of Isidore1 Bernstein, manager1 ot the Ijniveraal's Pacific Coast studios, and when the time came for staging the big battle scenes in the "O'Hourke1 drama, he utilUcd them The results have proved more than satisfactory. Because most ot the understood mUlUry cedure, an nil of realism was given the fight scenes that could apt other- i wise have hen secured There will he. special nftcflom Ber fformanees at St'arland Christmas Dar There -''.111 be no raiae in ike adoto- prlcei. 1 SPECIAL YULETIDE PROGRAMME Tor Fndav and 'Saturday the cm pi ess has secured "Mr Single's Melo the latest and funniest of all Broadway all stal feature productions Do vou remember the time when we wheedled Dad out of a quarter, perch ed ourselves m the front row of the "gods and were" spellbound at East Lynn'? or laughed at the antics, of Topsj in "Uncle Tom's and then and ihere we were lired with tne ambition to become the and dreamt that our names would blazon forth in letters a foot high from every billboard in the land Then we gath ored a couple of particular pals, and put on our show in the wood-shed, and charged the rest of the kids two pins Well, Single saw a show, he spent real money for actors, scenery, etc., he wanted to play the hero He did, and for his pains on the first night the show met with aa "ovation over, ripe fruit This is a riot from start to finish The She'rahs, the colored entertain- ers will show on tnese dates their fa- mous act that thev played over the] i Pantages' circuit After a good sleep, i a big turkey dinner, make the Christ- i mas complete, and see the Empress show. OHERMAVT 0 THEATRE ll? Tomorrow (Xmas Day) And Saturday THE ALL STAR COLUMBIA MINSTRELS NEW SONGS CLEVER LAUGHS GALORE COLUMBIA MINSTRELS AT SHERMAN TOMORROW i SAT. Brimful of new novelties, and with not a single dull moment from start to finish, the big Columbia Minstrel show will surely delight theatre-goers at the Sherman Theatre tomorrow (Christmas Day) and'.Saturday. Tune- ful songs, catchv ragtime hits, clever jokes galore, and the fun- niest farcical burlesque ever written, constitute the programme. A com- pany of talented performers wil pre in their own inimitable style the most attractive and enjoyable o'fering seen here for some time Holiday- makeis will be amply repaid, for the, entire attraction will be decmeoiyj worth while Seats are now on Bile wor at the Hedley Drug Co, and easy prle- Including the Big Burlesque "A Menagerie Let Loose" Special Matinee Xmat D 2'30 ay PRICES 256, 25c and 600 Seat! New Selling at the HedHy Drug Co. bp given on Christmas Day The evening performances will A special matinee will mence promptly at 8.30. Largest Importers in Southern Alberta; always on hand a most complete stock. Our goods are, guaranteed to be of absolute Purity and Genuine. Shipmeiits made to all parts of the country. ____ C .C. PAGNUELO WINE SPIRIT CO. ,3 ;