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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 1, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE DAIIiY HERALD Wednesday, February National Association v PORTS Corbett Criticises Johnson's Methods OpWAS SWEPT ICE WITH WANDERERS WINNIPEG PROMOTERS IN SECRET SESSION Si g" the presence the Arcn Saturday mglit Ottawa defeat- Wanderers by 8 goals to 2 and a the National Hockey championship that is not to be After holding Ottawa-scoreless for of gamo the cham- Wandews malted, and suffered a defeat With less than minutes to go the. Montreal led to nothing. Then iol- tke biffest ''blow up" seen on glacial surface lor a long in IKS than two mrn- Mfkt in five, minutes show completely homo team wilt- they had kept Ottawa shut for fifty minutes of the hour's aad officials WRNDERER6 Hern, goal Mar- tfftt Jotaitbn, cover Glass. RIMMU, centre r Hyland, right left .Wing" .OTTAWA. Lesaur, goal i; Lake, fctl; Darragh, rover. Kftliix, jwatre Ridpath, right wing Bowit. Campbell H Pulford and T. Daly. (Joels First period 1, Wan- Hyland, 20 min. Third period fttderers, G-lais, 8 min. 20 sec. ttawa, Kerr, 2 .min. Ottawa, Walsh, 15 sec. Ottawa, Kerr, 1 miu. Kerr, 20. sec. 1 min. 45. sec. I min. 5i sec. Ridpath, 30 sec. .Ottawa has a commanding lead-in the National Hockey Association race and it looks as if the locals are hook- ed for the championship. The Quebec trip this Saturday will close the first half of the schedule and unless Quebec Kas improved a great deal in the last few days the league leaders ought to go further ahead. The Wanderers have a hard row to hoe this week, meeting the Canadiuns Wednesday night, while they go to Renfrew Friday. The fol- lowing Saturday they play Ottawa. The Canadians play the Wanderers twice within a week and they should win ono. of these games and tho! French-Candians then make their sec-j oad trip to Renfrew. The latter game' will not he an easy matter either, Renfrew being the team that will im- prove right a'.ong- The buttermakers play Quebec in the ancient city Feb. l.v This-pair will fight it out for :ar position; When the Ottawa players trooped into their dressing room at the Arena Saturday, winners of ona. of .the most exciting games on record j o-very member.of the seven, and every spare received as a bonus for de- feating the Stanley Cup holders. Thousands of dollars were wagered on the outcome of the match and the Ot- tawa backers offered the extra induce- ment on condition that the team would win. Winnipeg, Jan. of ling here Jn bonspiel week It seems ini- the Winnipeg Baseball club convened possible to ascertain, each and all behind closed doors last evening to shareholders and officers of the club again discuss the "situation" and the financial standing of the organization. being reticent upon the subject. They take the stand that President-Blackburn, Winnipeg's dele- silence is the best policy under tbe gate to the meeting of the present conditions and consequently Canada league last week at Calgary j this, like most other matters, are reported'back to the shareholders the jconfiued to those iutimately result of his trip. After the meeting ted with the club eutlreK. conuec- JIM CORBETTS INTERESTING REVIEW OF LATE THINGS PUGILISTIC President Blackburn stated there was "nothing to give out." It is understood the'Chief- topic of discussion was relative to the club's the club entirely, all of whom are to maintain absolute se- crecy. As for the changing of the Maroon's name next season, this seems quite financial standing'. This matter seems j likely. The question, it is understood, to have been satisfactorily arranged j wan broached last night, but nothing aud although the past reason's bal-j definite 5one. No, otcer seems to ance sheet may not have shown theinand either. hoped-for balance, the supporters are prepared to tackle it again this year. About Winnipeg's playing staff for 1011, -this is a matter being left entire- One change this coming summer ;ly in the hands of the manager, C. which, should tend to increase the re- Rowland, with whom the club has ceipts will be the raising of tbe ad completed school. A trical manager, fight for. The battl London -and the da lion week in June, prising friend, Hug'r to be heard from. BREEZY NOTES Kid Henry, of. Trov, knocked out ?ailor BurJce, of New York, i'i the Ifti round of. a scheduled ten-round Lout at Alr-juy last Arnold :Kaox, of Toronto, should be i veiling. la fast company next sea- Knoi can beat Talt at four fur- give the rest of the New a battle. Arnold Trtll low 1.55 before long. (Buffalo has had quite a few indoor eets winter already. Toronto Ihletes are 40 per ceni_ better than lie Buffalo boys. Still Toronto has at hart a meet so and chances for winter look. poor. Buffalo leets bccauie ihey are allowed natch and inritatfoBu races, which, are prohibited bv the ishortBlfhted policy tie A. A. TJ. of. C. of the 692 football play- ers in U Boston high schools were Injured daring the season, of 1910; ac- 1 cording to the report compiled by F. Harrington, director of 'echool hygiene. This in 'between four and five per cent Of this number jiinc are still 'suffering from, their in- juries. None of the injuries sustained the last season was of, a nature. SPORTING GOODS THE LAWYERS The Sporting Goods the oity .hockey league leaders -will hook, sticks with the Lawyers to-morrow nighc in a schedul- ed match, Blcin fee ou holidays or whenever double-headers are pulled off to fifty cents Instead of the usual "two bits." This move was practically decided up- on last All members-feel tbat the adoption of this icrease.in admis- sion Is absolutely necessary in view of the fact- that hitherto twenty-five cents has been insufficient to tbe club's numerous financial As to what league Winnipeg would favor in the event of a split as'may occur at the forthcoming league meet- LOCAL BOOT SKIPS CHOSEN now. Rowland is "decidedly anxious to j Fifty the begin pulling the many strings he nice to Al claims to have on a bunch of fast-'uns fore "fortune' to get that will be a credit to the Western a crack at the real big mo aud he Canada year. He his .ought to jump at the chance provided written the local club several times the negro can be induced to split with and the offer In ortrt nw n .petiub eu- a reasonable winner's and loser's end. tempted him. J. let the better man have the i. It is all the njoiie'y and no fuult '3 dram lie old-timers champions nowadays are a rueful! these sure thing fat ?rs of tbe Money for chaac for men keep on abo.u e and hard times and reducing dh f half that otc., but the financial box Al has not been felt In There w r for the The last week or two j well-known aud cables have fairly Toini id Jack offers to everybody .of any with Tex in the game. Mclntosh the pe an offer of a Tommy Burns a a coi two gladiators it is again) of to le-ground to be Lang In London, and the offer T ite during Burns change his mind on to And our of. retiring from the n Mclntosh, is top of -this comes an offer to Possibly he of per round to box or the of his own choosing six th r and -will take Philadelphia Jack O'Brien's one in the In .the sleepy city. Or, if ollars must riot appear liberal enough in press u n fl As the sheriff in Eduiond ;-'eyes of the dethroned king-of the Good Days for a time. in the days of later during .the period Ryan and Joe Wolcott These are over- Two welters hardly -draw .y the expenses' of the pre- There is no recognized WoSgast Owner of Title At present "Wolgast has the sewed up and there is not a chance ia cpuragingly or prospects. lightweights, he may have 40 per cent, j' of the gross instead. But the Battler' is in -the Carnegie-Rockefeller class apparently .has not If I were a few years the .world of a man. of Packey's ac- But there's the rub. Johnson is on! younger and'the theatrical business of the shareholders. Easy street at this particular will probably be within a week or .so to go farther In the matters now j frequent than a "few years ago, and he mo- j was not so profitable I would take a nient, and the "poke" chops are more chance myself. WORLD'S RECORD MADE r AT ST. LOU1SVTOURNEY .At Saturday's meeting of the com- tritice the following skips were cbos- for the local bonspiel, which j be held next Thursday and -Friday, the 2nd and 3rd Robinson, Stacey, R. Scot't, "N.'T. Mc- Leod; J. Aird, W. Oliver and :S. J. i Shepherd; The above were chosen by lot. from the skips appointed opening of the season, and'-are in the all-comers, event spiel. The. regulation to beh'ollpwed is that skips can take on-one pld'play er and two new curlers to' complete their rink. The. secretary ha's .sent, invitations A. E. Minor Rolls 279 in Five Men Scores Made Yesterday "-St Louis, Jan. boiling with the.'Flenners of Chicago, in the: Granum, High River, Calgary-, 'Fer- five-men event las: night, A. F. Minor nie.and Cranbroot." These are all the established a world's record for a tour- nament game, when he dropped 279 pins la a single game, beating the former mark of 27S made by George Qualey of St. Louis, at the Detroit tournament last year. Abe Attell, featherweight champion, has signed articles to box Tommy Kilbane. ia Cleveland, Jan. 30. The men will weigh 124 pounds at 3 o'clock and the bout Trill he for ten rounds. for the bonspiel-to the Maple Creek, Medicine .Hat, Maclebd. clubs who.have indicated to attend, and -who have-been invited to send rinks'. Roger Wilson, who for demanding their "attention and con- sideration. CALGARY WON MOST OF PRIZES The dope story will not down. It has uarantee, win [become one those "continued in jour next" serial affairs. 1 field is .the latest with Barney Old- yarn, but it will hold out for a bi or lose. Kaufman Should Have Voice Kaufman will not exactly be Iis tne stuff he is using. Bar- tickled to death at a chance to" work I that Jeffries told him that for nothing, and to let the negro havejte naj suffered from drug poisoning Provincial too. Johnson's declaration that pvould not have affected him physical- he will not fight anybody unless guar-jlv for( weeks contest, anteed a certain arno.unc, no matter! Who Did the Doping? what the result of tbe affair, is an j" Maybe not, but who'doped the boil- illustration of the unsportsmanlike bouspiel closed last- night and' was a j character of the graduates of the new great success. McKillop's rink Calgary, took the biggest share bf-the prizes, winning three, firsts. Prize -winners are: ;gregate an A. McKillop, Calgary; P. E. Bowen and J. ermaker? The big fellow absolves the members .of his training camp from pugilism. The champion all blame iri the which, wants everything, and can afford course is nice of him; and how wait until his terms are acceded an outsider put the deadly drug as he knows full well how anxious the riuto Jeffs food and drink? Mrs. Jef- white sports are to see him licked, and fries cooked tlie ex-champion's meal Fletcher, Calgary, Grand to..be play- Third and fourth to.' Ritchie they will be willing to pay-well j and no one. had a chance to do any in that department of It- is not right that the champion'tne camp.' And if Jeff had been slip- and his greed be tolerated, but it looks the dope for a -month or so pre- are up against it. "He'should [ceding the the story.of Old- be given the alternative of fighting j field's _ would lead-us to believe, it A a-- -ou a'Dinner take all basis, or'with a 'seems to me that'he ought'to have and Strathcona. Vinuing and losing end, or of getting j been able to detect or at least s.us- A. McKillop, Calgary; o.ut of the game. But the promoters jpect that all was not -right. W. :Ma'ssie, Edmonton; 3, 0. also hungry for. the money, and! Jeff was not himself, that is Itr'ath ary' 4' -P" E'' ?6wen' I in aU probability, will get [and fee was in a state of collapse the A. cides, competition" is great-these times! he v.'as I can not see where the exclusive right to the Jeffries- Johnson fight pictures in'Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas-and last night attempted to exhibit the pic tures at Lawton, Okla. He was ar- rested on a charge of digturbins the peace. The show was.stopped.. I cards. J. McLean, Strathcona; 3, H.'. W. promoters must come Campbell, Capital City; 4, R. tne to the er, Calgary. Dickens. 2, Fraser, Edmonton; cona; 4, Smith, Calgary. A. C. Fraser, through I it was possible for any one to turn drawing I the trick, unless there was a traitor City; 2, McKillop, Calgary. Canltal u Says Neoro'j Stand is .Wrong I do not blame a borer for trying to i get'all the money he can, but there is a limit in all things, and Johnson's j stand disgusts all lovers of boxing. The 1, A.' Calgary'; !s fe and. better men 2. E. J. Fletcher, Calgary; 3; Poile, High Rivier; 4r Fairley. Calgary. V Consolation 1, Forbes, Calgary; 2, B. P. Ross, Capital 3, Venner, Granite, Edmonton; 4, 0. M.- Thorn, TRIED have respected and lived up to the time honored rules of tne division of prize moneys. The victor naturally is entitled to the big end. This is a comparatively new giving the champion all the cream, whether he wins or loses, and places the an- cient sport on a commercial basis, which is no great boost for it. When I boxed John L. Suliivan for the championship the offer of a purse was looked .upon as something extraordinary, but these days a cham- pion, wants mere than that amount guaranteed hira. even if he gets his oiock knocked off. as the high brows have it We also had a little side bet of and in real money, too. They are not going to risk their own good money. guess not. We were satisfied kuowledged ability getting a match, with the champion, without making ringside weight. I do ;not believe Mc- Farland can do this, and be strong, and Packey probably knows it well. Nevertheless, he will not admit the fact, and for financial reasons.' it a vise youngiter 'and realizes tbat Packey, the welter, would not be the card that Packey, the lightweight, just now. In point of popularity -the light- weights rank a close second heavies with the lovers of the game, and even have the call big fellows at times. Tbis' Is due to the complexion of the present heavyweight champion as much as'anything, else, and also to the scarcity of good ma-' terial among the whites. Ad Wolgast and Battling Nelson are having a war of words in :he news- papers with honors ab'oiit even. The public has taken the most punishment to date. Bat opened on the champion by calling him a few nice names and remarking tha-t the Michigander never coach his effusion an language compli- mentary to .his own prowess, for he can not have forgotten that it -was little Ad who .first made him lower his colors. Ad Cites His Record Wolgast counters on the once terrible Dane by calling attention to his own nnd Nelson's .records, and asking for the deadly comparison. Ad claims that when he is in shape'he is the'original busy kid, .and that he fought more battles in the last tour years than the Battler'did during hit entire career. In closing he adds that Bat U dippy, and no attention in the camp, and-Jim says there was not. public is growing rather tired :of hearing this story "over and j should be paid to his; ravingl Cer- over again and would like something' more tangible in the way of proof. Possibly Jeffries would like another try at his conqueror and all this talk abou: dope may be preliminary press work. Oldfield, who has been rough- ing it with 'the big fellow says Jeffs physical condition: is perfect and is urging the former champion's return to the ring. Would Back Jeff Againv I do not think he could per- suaded to take another chance after the fiasco at Reno, but if he does and trains faithfully and properly he will ttnd many backers among shrewd fol- lowers of the sport--who do not -think a great deal of tbe. vaunted skill of the present champion. Packey McFarland is loath to admit that he is no longer a lightweight, possibly per conditions as they exist In fact, he refuses to step Into -the nest class and blossom forth as a wel- tainly the lightweight division furnish- es the sporting writers with plenty- material for their stories. Another "hope" up tbe spout, and the prayers of the Englishmen who thought tiiey might have a. world beater in their midst have gone for na.ughf Gunner Mplr, who was made to wipe the earth by- every American who tried him and found him wanting, disposed of Mclntosh's lateat .discov- ery in three rounds. Bombardier Wells is no more as a possibility and Mac will have to string .along -with Bill Lang. Here's a good one: Dan Morgan, manager of Knockout Brown, is much attached to his protege, his only re- gret being that, the kid. was. not born of Irish parents, in explaining his boy's nationality inquirer, Dan said: "Sure, he's Dutch. He's Dutch, every bit of him, except 'that left hand and that's? Irish." MANY FAMOUS SPORTING MEN PASSED INTO THE GREAT BEYOND York, Jan. notable persons identified with the various branches of sport passed away in 1910. Professional .baseball lost among oth- Chicagos in 1SSS and went around the. world that year as a member of the Spalding Tourists; Harry Staley, for- mer pitcher o: the Pittsburg and ers John I. Rogers, once chief owner Boston National League teams; Alan of the Philadelphia National League club and one of the best known law-' yers in the state of Pennsylvania; Frank V. Dunn, a theatrical man and baseball fan who tried to buy the Bos- ton National League club from Soden, Biiffngs and Cor.ant before they sold it to the Dovey brothers and John P. Harris; Bug Halliday, for many years a menfber of the Cincinnati Reds and once considered a star outfielder; Mike .Hines, the catcher who handled the cannonball curves of Grasshopper Jim Whitney back in 1SS3 when the Beaneaters won the National League Thoraas J. Loftus, well known as the manager of the Chicago Cubs after A. C. Anson was released, and later the manager of the Washington Americans; Dan Mc- Gann, who played first base for the Brooklyns and then became a inem- championship from tbe Athletics la 1905; Joe Nealon, former first base- man of the Pittsburg Pirates, who retired from the game to make his Storke of Mass., who was a member of the Pittsburg, St. Louis and Cincinnati teams during his short diamond career after leaving college, and H. V. Lucas, who lost a fortune in promoting the Union Baseball As- sociation in 1SS4. Among the leading men of the prize ring were Jem Mace, once champion of England, who was considered the greatest boxer of his time, and inci- dentally brought Herbert Slade, tbe Maori, to country in 1S82; Stanley KetcneJ. world's middleweight cham- pion, who had nerve enough to tackle Jack Johnson and stayed twelve rounds before he was put to sleep; Tommy McCarthy, who was fatally in- jured 5n a bout with Owen Moran in San Francisco, and the veteran Joe Cans, rormer lightweight champion of iiie'-worid, who was a victim or tuuer- culosis. The prominent turfmen were Lucien O. well known breeder and former" bookmaker, who was known permanent home in California and for everywhere as a square dealer; Phil .whom Boots named a long identified with sporting i horse which won thousands of dollars matters at Long Branch; James Gal- wagers for John W. Gates; Bob i war, a member of the jockey club and PettiU who played right field for ihe i a greefier of many famous racehorses John Littlewood, a veteran jockey; Lu- cien Lyne, who rode the great Roseben when the son of Ben Stone was champion sprinter, and who passed away in Germany; David T. Bulsifer, the owner of the never-.to-be-forsotten Tenny, the swayback, who ran a mem- orable match race with the great Sal- vator; Edward Purser, a turf spec- ulator, jvho ran a shoestring into a fortune and then .went to the wall; Robert Tucker, a plunging trainer, who saddled the late S. S. Brown's Broom- stick when he hung up the world's record for a mile and a quarter, and W. S. William, a veteran owner, whose best horse was Ram'a Horn, winner of a Brighton handicap. Football Men The best known were Francis Burr, former captain of the Harvard eleven and Jim Hogan, the Yale captain and tackle, who was dep- uty street cleaning commissioner un- der Big Bill Edwards at the time of his death. Others who died were Jtv- cob Schaefer, once the champion bil- liard player; John A. Albert, A iani- ous swimmer; Willie Anderson, the golfer; Tobln De and Al Liv- ingston, auto drivers; R. F. Doherty. and John A. Ryerson, the tennis era; L. C. WilVard, tbe trap shooter; Andrew M. Welsh, a promiuent Phil- adelphia cricketer, and Big Jim Ken- nedy of tMs city, widely known bookmaker ;