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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 31, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta TUESDAY. DECEMBiR. The Sport iSSWILLlEI GOOD ONE ON 1ST 1 L^dflionton Clailnis Canon 'Real Scrapper-Bout on New Year's Day Edmonton boxing fans are looking nrtth great anticipation to the .�boxing card Sergt. Louis (Kid) 16r has arranged for New Tear's ; Billy Barton, Trho wUl lie remem- iiy the local fans as the boy lated wonders In Scaler's "boxing _-8 In Calgary last summer, is act-iig as training partner for Sergt AL l05s, while Pte. Jimmy Tierney, a tBll taown local lad , and Tounge ge will train with Kid Carson. and Carson will ibattle in ^ait was not a qnar-of what�;aie �tMt'erh boy' l� capable Bpth bemg claimed by their towns i'world beaters" no one can pass an .InJon without seeing them In action, will have to wait until the news amea through .-Calgary Albertan. I r r FULTON DEFEATS 8AM LANGFORO. ?^SAN FRANCISCO, CaL-Fred Fnl-n, Minnesota heavyweight, won the isclsion over Sam Langford, i negro |ng veteran of Boston, in a fou^round ^nt here tonight. Fulton hid a clear pii in all rounds and kepc his dusky ^^nent at a distance with straight Bfts. The few times that lisngford fenetrated FoUoh's battery, however, iiwas with telling effect '^-'When the fighters appeared in the f!hg they were greeted with> shouts Ad laughter, the towering figure of pulton apparently dwarfing the heavi-jge and shorter body of Langford. Old Country Fbotball Scores LONDON, Dec. 29.-Scheduled Eng-lUsh league football games, played I yesterday on the grounds of the f Irst-;.named clubs, resulted as follows: i London Combination Brentford,. 3; West Ham United, 1. Clapton Orient,. 0; Crystal Palace, 4. Fulham, 3; Tottenham Hotspur, 1. Millwall Athletic, 1; Chelsea, 1. Queen's Park Rangers.O; Arsenal, 2. Midland Section Bradford City, 2; Birmingham, 3. Grimsby Town, 0; Sheffield Wednesday,-4. ? Leeds City, 0; Coventry, 1. Leicester Fosse, 1; Bradford, 2.: Lincoln City, 1; Huddersfield Town, Notte Forest, 2; Bamsley, 0. Eotherham County, 0; Notts County. 1. ? :�  ; Sheffield 'United, 0; Hull dty.O. Lancashire Section Blackburn Rovers, 1; Everton,,4. Blackpool, 2; Manchester United, 2. Bury, 0; Stoke, 2. Liverpool, 7; Biimley, 0. Manchester United, 2; Preston' North End, 0. , CMdham Athletic, 0; Rochdale,!. 'Stockpiort County, 4; Southpo^Cen^ tra,l, L �� i^: . ,7 Scottish League Motherwell, 0; Rangers, 1. : Partick Thistle, 5; St. Mirren, 1. Celtics; Hibernians, 0. Morton, 3; Clyde, 9. , Third Lanark, 1; Hamilton Academicals, 3. Queen's. Park, 2; Ayr United, 5. Dumbarton, 0; Hearts, 0. Kilmarnock, 6; Falkirk, 0. V, GO TO NORTHERN FRANCE, PA^S, Dec. 30.-An American delegate to the peace conference received word today that A. J. Balfour, the British iorelgn secretary, would pass through Paris today on his way to Southern France for a short rest. Premier" Lloyd George, it-was added, will go to southern France in a few days. The statement made by Premier Lloyd George that the Inter allied conference would assemble in Paris . at the end of the second wek in January in accordance with the plans of President Wilson, who it Is imderstood is to return tmm Italy for the opening of the conference between Jan. 9 and 14. THREE GOVERNORS ILL. BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 30.-Governors of three New England states, Samuel W. McCall, of Massachusetts, Henry Keyes, of New Hampshire, and Carl E. Milliken, of Maine, are confined to their homes with influenza attacks. Ellzal>eth Morris and Mary Lamess were fined f60 each at London, Ont, for "undertaking to tell fortunes." WE CUT YOUR REPAIR BILLS IN TWO Any 5.Passeii|;er Car We Will Overhaul for $35.00. PARTSEXTRA Palace Garage,2nd Ave. S. 8TOD0ART_ A RAVEN - AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE^RS ONiCKEROEF Calgary Scrapper , Will Claim Title if Tait Refuses to Meet Him Curlers Over the Top Tomorrow Clonie Tait Isn't the most popular lightweight champion of Canada that ever was, by any manner of means. The Lethbridge fans never could see Tait as anything more than a second-rater'and their opinion of him hasn't been improved any by his appearances here. Promoters of boxing bouts in Canada have also found him a peculiar customer to handle. Our opinion in this matter is supported by the toi-Ipwing from the Calgary Albertan: Clonie Talt, "lightweight champion of Canada," is in for a hot time in the boxing circles If he continuously keeps lip at his old trick of accepting challenges offered him and then ignving them. "Postle" -Hacker, a local 135 pounder, sent out to Tait a challenge for Ian exhibition bout to be fought sbinewhere around New Year's. With two .days to go for the New Year to come-aid shine its splendor on the Joca}/^ boxing fans, we find Mr. Tait calmly arranging bouts in Saskatoon and Moose Jaw, and a few places far ftoni the local view. Butrhere comes the topgh part of it. If Clonie Tait does not meet or sign documents to meet Postie Hacker by the .^"nd of February, Hacker will claim the lightweight championship of Canada., which he will have a perfect right to do. Since Tait knocked Johnny O'Leary out a year ago last summer,-the same Mr. Tait has not defended his title against anybody, and since that time has not accepted the challenge of a good boxer except Tom Mulhall, a former trainer. Owing to the fact that the local bylaw allows but four-minute rounds to be fought, Hacker la willing to box two four-round bouts with 15 minutes In between. Curlers are begging Friend Wife for her new broom today, hunting up their rubbers, digging out their old sweaters and gloves and generally preparing for the grand otfenslvfe whloh will start at tlie zero hour tomorrow. New Years Day. Zero Is 10,30 a.m. when the s'Kips will call on their men to go over the top for the attack. The opposing forcfs will be marshalled by the president and the vice-president for the regular opening event of the season. Following are the draws: President. Vice-President. 10.30-Reld vs. Nelson. 10.30-Hamilton vs. Skeith. 10.30-Freeman vs. McKenzie, W. L. Bring your broom. 10.30-Dr. Marrs vs. Carberry. 2.80-Aird vs. Falrlsy, 2.30-McNabb vs. Clark. 2.30-Baalim vs. Fox. 2.30-Marnoch vs. Shepherd. Skips will please phone their rinks to L.' W. Clark, secretary, at No. 1447, before Wednesday morning. Onc green player to be placed on each rink. A list of these can be had from the secretary. Any member or Intending members not now placed, an endeavor will be made to place them or a game will be arranged so everybody come. The ice will be in first class shape. AMERICAN RUGBY 59 YEARS OLD Mitchell Motor Cars QUALITY ACCESSORIES - - - EXPERT REPAIRS MILLER QEAREO-TO.THE.ROAD TIRES. GUARANTEEDTO GIVE SATISFACTION. A FEW GOOD .BUYS IN SECOND HAND CARS. BIJOU MOTORS V ' "THE HOUSE OF SERVICE" , ^ < Under New Manaoement. j liSTIffiET SOUTH LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA �Ulhen Rutgers college of New Brunswick, N. J., celebrated Its 1.50th anniversary two years ago the place of honor was given to the survivors of the immortal^ Rutgers football, team ol 1869-the men who helped to defeat Princeton in the first intercollegiate gridiron match ever played either in America or England. The game was played at New Brunswick 49 years ago, November 5, 1869; and an interesting account of the cla.sh of the rival "'25s" has been resurrected from the columns of Che New Brunmick Fredonian. The reporter who covered the flrai: college football match wrote as follows: "Our neighbor, Princeton, sent her chosen 24 stalwart men, and one Goliath, to combat our 25 striplirigs. There is not recorded in the history of.the Olympic games a more interesting and decisive match played in BO short, a time by'.such a number of contestants as this game was. Rutgers led off by winning the first Inning amid the vociferous cheering of the bystanders. "Princeton seemed to play a little wild at the beginning, hut in the second inning they recovered themselves and came out victors. So it continued off and on, one gaining, then another, until the ninth and tenth innings, when, notwithstanding, Rutgers quickly and boldly followed successive victories, giving them six runs to four of Prin'^eton, thereby coming off conquerors, which- was hailed with exult* ant shouts of applause by the admirers of Rutgers." CK eras ORIFT BACK TO COAST Smokey Harris Gets Discharge and Joins Vancouver-Lloyd Cook Still There VANCOUVER, Dec. 30.-Fred Harris, more familiarly known In Coast hockey circles as "Smokey," will play for Vancouver in this season"s Pacific Coast race, it was announced today. Harris was one of the members of Vancouver's first teams back in 1912, but went to Portland a couple of seasons ago. He was not In the game much last season, having joined the U. S. army early in the race, but he secured his discharge a few days ago and in a letter to President Frank Patrick of the Millionaires expressed a desire to get back into the game as a member of the Vancouvers. Patrick immediately communicated with the "Smokey" person, advising him to board a train for this city. He Is ex-oected this week. . Alex Irvln Golno W^st Alex Irvln, one of the best known amateur defence players In Canada, who has played on several Allan Cup teams In Winnipeg, will also join the Vancouver team, playing in front of Lloyd Cook on the defence. Irvln, who Is a brother of Dick Irvln, the scoring wizard of the prairie city, has accepted the local club's offer and will report here this week. With him In line the Vancouver team is now complete, and includes Lehman, goal; Cook and Irvin, defence; Mackay, rover; Taylor, Stanley, Harris, forwards; Uksila, utility. Lehman Is in town, having arrived yesterday. Harris was one of the most popular members of the Vancouver team a few years ago and fans here think a lot of his puckchasing ability. Eddie Catman, captain of the Victoria team, states that In the Portland-Canadian series In Montreal in 1916, Harris was one of the stars and was hailed by eastern critics as one of the best wing men to AT BOW ISLAND .Appreciation of the Services of the Retiring Postmaster- Personal Items (From Our Own Corresponflont) , BOW ISLAND, Dec. 30,-Many en-joyatile skating parties have been held here during the past week. Ideal weather combined with excellent ice has made skating a distinct pleasure fpr the. young people of the town. Bow Island boasts of two rinks, for which we are deeply Indebted to Mr. Carlson, whose generosity of time and service has made their existence possible. Mr. Carlson has given freely of his time In placing and properly caring for the Ice. He has been extremely happy in the "Joy of doing" and absolutely refuses to accept any remuneration for his strenuous work. To him the result of his efforts has been most gratifying, and daily children and adults voice their enthusiastic appreciation of this act of bigness rby one of oar big-hearted citizens. Mr. P. E. (Ludtke left for his home in Falrview, Mont., last week-end. Mr. William Stophenson was the holiday guest of Mr. and Mrs. Wan. Reid, of the Reld ranch. Miss Fleming returned on Saturday from Medicine Hat. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson were the holiday-guests of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Monds. Mi^ Walter Wallwork, of Medicine Hat, .was a visitor here on Friday. I.Mr. R. S. Beattle spent the holiday with Mrs. Boattle's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Parker, ISth Ave., Calgary. Miss Tena Schonert left .on Friday for Medicine Hat, where she will remain until the reopening of school. Veteran Shaw, of Altorado, was a visitor here on Saturday. He will re- main In the district for Bom* days visiting friends. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Foster left on Thursday for Vancouver, B.C., where they Intend spending the coming months. Miss Gilbert, who spent tho holiday with her BlBt�r, Mrs. J. Darling, In Medicine Hat, returned homo on Friday. iMrs. A. Smith, Heber street, is entertaining as her guests her daughter, Mrs. J. Waterson, and family, of High River, AUa. Mr.' and Mrs. Lambert Leteneroua, of Leader, Saak., are spending the week lu the district visiting relatives. They wili bei the New Tear guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. Grand. The sympathy of many friends is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Mos-soni, of Wihnlfred, In the loss of their dear and devoted daughter, who racently Hied of ' Influenxa. This is �the third death In the family within the last three weeks, -tTnd the deepest \ sympathy goes out to the bereaved ' parents. Rev. Herring, who was the holiday guest of Dr. and iMrs. Smythe, of Medicine Hat, has returned home. Word has reached here that the position of postmaster for the Bow Island office has been awarded to Mr. White; Mr. White will probably i assume managership, at an early date.; Words are inadequate to express tho \ public's deep and sincere appreciation ; of Mr. Roberton's Indefatigabillty in' rendering extreme courtesy and ex-1 cellentiservlce since his appointment. | The public's gratitude and warmest wishes follow Mr. Roberton upon his retirement. Miss Dorothy Doran is spending the hoHday season with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A- W. Doran. iMr. Tom^Leary. arrived home for the Christmas^; festivities, on Tuesday. Miss Pasha "is spending the holiday season with her mother in Calgary. Mr. W. Stephenson expects to leave shortly for England,. Mrs. MacWilliams and son. Homer, of Medicine Hat, were holiday guests here. Mr. R. A. McDonald returned on Tuesday from Redcliffe and will remain with his family until after New Year's. Miss Halloran, who spent Christmas with her family, has returned to Calgary. Mr. M. 3. Hartford spent the holiday in Medicine Hat, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. Darling. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Brown, Lethbridge avenue, are enjoying a vlsjt from their daughter. Miss Emily, of Calgary. Air. Lake, of the Bank of Montreal staffi' spent the holiday with friends in Lethbridge. 'Miss V. Pederson left on Thursday for Louisiana and other southern states. Miss Pederson does not expect to return until Easter. Mrs. Leary entertained as her holiday guest her daughter, Mrs. Spears. Many friends will be pleased to learn of the continued progress of Mr. Gordon Evans, who is an inmate of the Calgary hospital, suffering from an attack of Influenza. Mrs. Evans will remain tho guest of Mr. .0. Thompson, First �Tsnue,T Mr. Evans' Indlspogltlon. iMr. L. FroUok, of l.�ader, tiai rived here on 'Tuesday and � main the guest of Mr. and Afr�.' Qrund during tho holiday season. ......, Tho noxt meeting of tho fted Orofi Society will be held In tlio rent rooni',li on Wednesday afternoon, January 8. Members are reauested to attend as a large attendance is especially da-strod. Mr. arid Mrs. F. J. Henderson, together with Mr. and Mrs. E. H. WU-mot, Broadway, spent the holiday In Lothbridgo, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. Henderson. Friends will be pleased to loam of the complete recovery of Mr. L. M. Cullen firom his recent lllnesci. Mr. and Mrs. A. Caughey, of Bur-dett, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Connor over the hoHday. They expect to. leave shortly for LethbrldRa where they will take up temporary residence. Friends here were shocked to learn of the death at Mr. Richard Dbdds, who recently died In Iowa from Influenza. Much sympathy 1b felt for Mrs. Dodds and her daughter, Audrey. Mr. II. icing arrived home on Saturday from Saginaw, iMloh. During Mr. lUng's absence he suffered from an attack of Influenza. He is at present the guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. King. Friends of Mr. A. Hobson will bo pleased to learn that he has entirely recovered from his recent Illness. Mr. R. Reld was the holiday gu^st of Mr. and Mrs. M Clancey, be remembered for his stellar hockey performances a few. years ago. Poulin also refereed a number of games'during his few seasons In the west and to his credit it must be said that ho BAKER QUITS. BALTIMORE, Dec, 28.-J. Franklin Baker, the Trappe mauler, has made UP fairs mind not to play ball next season but to remain on his farm near this city. However, there is every reason to believe that before the sea-sou of 1919 rolls around he will be a member of tho Yanltees. This Is the j season for lamous players to announce their retirement from the game. Before the 1915 season opened the "home run king" signed a three year ! contract with the yankees calling for an annual salary of $9,666,457. The , contract expired at the close