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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 7, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta CO" ALL THE LOCAL WORLD'S FOScMOST FVENT8 LIN! UP AIM HAT Fate of .Baseball '� in Western Canada to he Decided Today Harmonious "'Meeting Predicted and Nominal'Salary Limit WillPrevail WHAT WILL THE ANSWER BE ? Thos. Long, C. J. Eckstorm, and bert and Medicine Hat. The local pol- (Special to The Herald) Medicine Hat. Pel). 6.-The fate of baseball in Western Canada is bdin settled in Medicine Hat, today. Sam Savage, Calgary: Frank Gray and R Horner, ofljdmontoa; C. J. Eckstorm anfl T. Long, of Letkbridge, and A. J. N. Terril, of Medicine Hat,-, got together and held a preliminary meeting in the morning, going over the constitution to expedite .matters for the afternoon meeting.^ All eight clubs will he represented when the meeting opens at two o'clock, and all are willing to enter the league if suitable terms of salary limit and' game guarantees 'are made. It is expected that the sal-aiy-limit, will $9, agreed at either $1,-400 or $1,600, including manager's salary. Question'of grounds is causing .'worry to-two-or three clubs, but it is thought this can be arranged before the season opens. The, meeting^tiis afternoon has'every prospect of being harmonious and successful. "Jack" Morrison are the local delegates at the meeting of the Westfcrn Canada League today at Medicine Hat. These three gentlemen are thor. oughly posted on baseball affairs of Western Canada, as well as the local situation, and the meeting of the Leth-bridge enthusiasts at the Dallas Hotel last night for the purpose of sifting .the local situation and getting down to cold facts and brass tacks felt assured that the interests of the club here would be competently and careful.'/ ICC'' "�.' r^-*'- *h*t* marinates. Of course, they are instructed delegates, but not tied down and anything they do outside of the plans 'adopted last night will be. accepted as the best under the circumstances that arise at the meeting at the Hat today. Just what the local club will advocate at Medicine Hat will not be given out minutely until the meeting. A conference on the side is aimed at by the local delegates of the three minor cities of the league whose interests are identical: Lethbrldge, Prince Al- ley will be exploited to these other two cities, and It they fall In line with the major cities of the league will be asked to conform with a policy. .Though it hits them pretty hard, it is the only fair and square policy by whlchr the league "can ever hope to be a success and continue from year to year. This Lethbridg^ policy may cause consternation in the ranks at certain quarters, and the local delegates might be referred to as hon compos mentis, but be that as It may, cold facts and figures and past eAjiii. ttu-ces have taught many lessons, and have pointed a way by which the Western Canada league has a fighting chance for its life, something It has never had from It's inauguration. It may be said that the local policy is of the mutual order, In which a good healthy spilt of all gate receipts, both at home and away, will be included, and falling this a flat rate basis per in respect to the population of the various cities.. A salary limit of $1400 will be advocated. NEW YORK ADVICE GIVES HIM LITTLE SHOW AGAINST JOHNSON IN PARIS HOCKEY AT COAST IS L VICTORIA RINK SEATING CAPACITY NOT ADEQUATE-VANCOUVER'S BIG ARENA u BLAIRJyiOREv TOOK HOCKEY MATCH BY SUPERIOR COMBINATION-FRANK OUT PLAYED GIANT PLAYERS MUST EXCEL AT THIS TO HOLD THEIR JOBS / -WEAK OTHERWISE ntnv>, tw)ij o third f.:. ;jsii:aigbt p^njoant or not this year ;rei � �-,  mains to -be seen', but it is.certain that >..� ..the".team will be in the .fight right up tq.jits neck and will play aggressive ; ball at all times. McGraw has- beaten it into his club that batting and base running are the two big factors in tile winning of games and ihe will v 'not endure having anyone on his team' * who refuses to learn thiB lesson. On the defence the club is mediocre in . - :tHe extreme, with a poor outfield, an is- Inferior shortstop, and an erratic, thpugK hard-working second baseman. iButV with good pitching, the dub goes far because McGraw has the men on their toes all the time .and never allows them to let up.for a moment. :^':>"'^i^9y.,r.'are>taiigtatV'Uiat' the scoring of runs is the main thing in a ball game ir-^.'.'afl.d.i their energies are constantly ..... tient to that,end. Last year the Giants ' ( lesd; the league in the three moBt im-; 7'p'^ant features of the aggressive ^iy;:."gjljga�-j-batUng, base running and the ; " BQoringi of runs. -In battling, as a lr * ifam they beat out the slugging Pir-',,, r * jfliaa, by two points and they were far V;J\ih^ad' of'the other teams. They scor-j$jf'( t�'d>7: more runs than their nearest 'i|(^mpiB0tors-~ in that line-rtbe Cubs- >'. jsjid.k nearly 200 morc than the Reds. ;Y 1 tTjiey rwere so 'far ahead in stolen bases' that n.o other club could be (\ seen for the dust they kicked up. &�!�� r "Ihey also led the league in home runs i } Ibu't this was partly due to the fact '��i�/. iulo the stands during the season. f�j*&:point is that "the Giants are a rushing, hustling team, and that- they .�-i','play -ball all the time. When stacked up;against a smooth outfit like the Cubs or the Boston Americans they .show their lack of re,al class, but they .win ' their pennants by playing their ;&;�;-!-Teiy';fbest against the jweaker clubs &-'in>,the league, which is part of Mc- Vancouver, B. C, Feb. G. - The growing popularity of ice hockey on the coast is attested bj- the large at-1 tendance recorded at the various games played so far in Vancouver and Victoria. At the capital the seating accommodations of the arena:hooves sold out for every game and standing room has been utilized, making the average attendance at the Victoria james range over 4,00ft. In Vancouver 'the, tremendous seating accommodations of the arena which allows for 10,500 spectators makes a 4,000 crowd look small, and even an attendance of 6,700, the official figure given dut for the game last Tuesday, L.ij.ul, I^ala :L^t \'z ;r r"�-T�- moth building. The crowd on Tuesday night, it was announced today, was 500 short of the record attendance at the opening'game of the season., when 7,200 spectators witnessed the play.- No.other city in the Dominion has seen such a large attendance at a hockey game as at ; the game here on Tuesday, for the simple reason that no other rink in the Dominion-will come within 1,500 or 2,000 of accommodating that many spectators. DETROIT'S STAR QUARTETTE STILL HOLDING OUT . -�^?*lna''ot' thought ah p4jTO|jh.t^fc8>ibly.get.a lettah from dat ISSfcllbih"' -what married us." . Cobb, Crawford, Dubuc and SUnage Refuse to Sign Contracts-Want Salaries Boosted Detroit,-Mich., Feb. G.-The signed contract of Catcher Rcndeau, a recruit, was1 received today by the Detroit American league baseball "club-With Stanage still holding out for an increase' in salary, according to information given out at the local baseball offices, the Detroit club is still, without a Tegular catcher signed up. ^ Cobb, Crawford and Dubuc, like Stanage, have not yet come to terms with ;.Prresident Navin as to their 1913 salaries. Local players have charged that the four players have agreed among themselves that the club must meet the demands of the quartette before any will sign. WOLGAST AND MURPHY TO FIGHT 20 ROUNDS If Ex-Champion Can Get $10,000 Guarantee-Has Other Good Offers Portland, Ore., Feb. 6.-"Ad" Wol-gast, former � lightweight champion, who has been spending some time in Portland, stated today he had accepted Coffioth's oiler to meet Tommy Murphy, in a. 20-round fight dn Srin Francisco on February 22, in place of Joe Mandot, provided the promoter will guarantee him $10,ODD and expenses. Wolgast also said he had received an offer from New Orteans to box Jack Britton or Joe Mandot in that city some time in March. Coleman, Feb. 6. - The Coleman hockey team played two games this week, losing one to Blairmore and winning one from Frank. The game with Blairmore was played on the local ice Tuesday night, with the thermometer hovering around 20 to 2o degrees below zero. The home team were a trifle too sure of- winning, holding the visitors aSJ'"easy," and the result showed their "mistake. During the first 20 minutes of play both teams scored twice, and in tlis second period the visitors shot the puck into the net twice while Coleman scored' one. Thete was nothing fto.'ncr in senriiler iHiyv. ifi'.-thp final .period, and it .was anyone's game up to the call of time. The visitors won by superior combination and team work, in which the locals developed a decided falling off from their usual standard. The final score was -1-3 in favor of Blairmore. New York, Feb. G.-No use talking about luck unless you give the palm to Tom O'Rourke. The New York manager and procoter sailed a few days ago with big Al Palzer for Paris, where Palzefi. will make a couple of flights in preparation for a twenty-round contest at the Hippodrome in Paris next June with Jack Johnson. Al Lippe has practically closed the match. This will be Johnson's first Spearnnee in the ring since he gave Jim Flynn such an artistic trimming at Las Vegas, N. M., on the Fourth of July. But.to. get back to O'Rourke. TTrrp 1" T^rt-v TVT *tth a nice triu abroad and a'chance to make a lot of coin, while Other managers equally as smart as the ..New Yorker remain at home struggling to get pork and beans as a.steady diet Falser Is not a fighter. How any one could get excited Over Pateer is a mystery. All the wise ones were next to the'fact that he was.nothing more than a dub and not a man who could fight championship battles and win them. If Jack Johnson i� not as feeble as Uncle Tom, of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" fame, when.he meets Palzer, he will give him "theK worst beating he ever received. WILL BE REPRESENTED AT THE MEETING OF WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE Saskatoon, Feb. 6.-Saskatoon is groatly interested in* the meeting of the Western Canada Baseball League to be held at Medicine Hat tonight, Harry: Truesdale, who will represent this city, has been authorised by local magnates to enter a Saskatoon team jn the league, providing satisfactory arrangements can bo made. Saskatoon had n team in the -1911 league and lost money ; but business men and other prominent citizens are eager  to give the professional game another- trial. Saskatoon's entering a team'rests on the salary and [uararo-tee questions. It is believed the league �will make arrangements that will 1 wivn small cities pn equal chance with the larger ones such as uumontou. and Calgary. ENGLISH CHAMPION DUE TO AR-RIVE ON THIS 8IDE'TO-MORROW AN EVEN GAME Moose Jaw Defeated by Reglna After Hour' Extra Time Begina, Feb? 6.-It took one hour overtime playing to decide tonight's provincial league hockey game, between Moose Jaw and Reglna, in favor of the latter by the score of 3 to 2. PROVINCIAL WRESTLING  CHAMPIONSHIPS HERE March 25 Is the day appointed for the provincial amateur wrestling championships, and th� place is Lethbrldge. The bouts will take place In the Majestic Theatre, and wrestlers will be here from all-parts of the province. The winners In the vaious classes will 'qualify for the Dominion championships to be held later. Luther McCarty is still pulling big hoiwes in the western states. He witf, not- conclude hit theatrical, engage* ments till the 'Warm "weather sets in, but in the meantime may arrange a few matches for early spring. The latest from 'New York Is that Mccarty wilhhbak up.; with Bombardier Wells in, New Yorkiinext March. This big Englishman,'Tvho fights on the order of Jim Oorbett, is now on the ocean and will arrive in Gotham Saturday. Palzer won over Wells the last time they .met because, the Britisher was not strong, enough to drag/ the enormous hulk of the German farmer around th� rinp. If they ever meet' again tWeUs;vshould beatv'Uim,-�and it is-a good betthivt he wtu/make MoCarty.,step. awfully fiat to oiitiioint' him if their jrroposed match ife. New York is brought to/ft head. , - ..... V:. . SLEUTHS WILL KEEP AN" EYE ON JOHNSON Will Not. Be Allowed tb Leave Country Till Disposed of by Court Chicago, Feb. $.-*-fJack Johnson, negro pugilist, wbiofte/appeal from an Indictment .under the white slave law was set aside by.the United States Supreme Court, probably will learn this afternoon when he must "face the* music" in court. The government will ask that the court set a date at once, ...v ^ . ,. UnitedStates" District Attorney James Willerson- today gave orders that a close watch be kept on Johnson to give him no opportunity to leavo the country. ' ! .v JV FRANK TRIMMED .  Wednesday night the Frank team came up on'the local-train and one of the prettiest games seen here this j season was pulled oB.; The rink was crowded with enthusiastic fans, who j cheered the visitors as well as the j locals when ; frond- plays were pulled' oft. Frank k] >. t'.ro goals ri'rht oil j the bat, and i-'oipiuan tied the score in the first period.-In the second 20 minutes the visitors scored two more goals, mailing it. �-2 in their favor.. In the last 20 minutes, however, things happened. The Coleman team got their combination -working and: shot the puck into the'net five times in rapid succession, winning the match by a score of-W. Hatfield was credited with four goals, Grgsak two and Graham one for the locals. Coleman has . a' fine showing -for , winning the Fjrayer cup, at present in the possession of Pincher Creek. The standing of the teams > in the Crows: Nest Pass Hockey League., at present1 W- L. Coleman................ 4 2 Blairmore .................. ...... 4 3 Frank................................ 2 5 Coleman plays Frank tomorrow night at Frank. ELLISON HAS PROTEGE TO WRESTLE JACK TAYLOR 9UCH AN, The Merfsf Continues Sale.foi" 10 day More Elevator Prices 'No.' 1 'Northern �... .'. .� . Nu 2 Northern'..'. .. .. .. .. No 3 Northern .. .. ,..... No. 'i . ......... ,^o. is;v:v'::V;i:,�-. ... ... Nn. .1 Alberta K6a-.. .... .. Per. 2, Alberta-RS|d';,., .. .. fj|p.'^AlbWta R�d ., ,i .. .. i\o. 4 AlbWta;$&........ NoV^B All)er-ta/|^..... .. .. > Brai,?p6'r tdii'.'.f... .�. .. . f)hortftt per ;^ob.., . QfLta', for :&rs, ia>1coA ....... Vejjetabies: Potatoes, per cwt. .. Be'ets, per lb. .... .. Carrots, per lb.. Turnips, per lb* 'if.'....... Onions, per Ibi ..;..,,,., Poultry: Ceese, llim v.w -,.�: Live spring chickens', per lb... Ducks ... ... .... ... Butter and ergga! .-: . ^ Dairy butter .. Crcamety butter Gggs^ fresh .. 6heej^; Live, per owl w .v .� 6.W Dressed, per cwt .. .. �. ... tlM Cattle or tne Moor: Steers, per pound ., '�'.'' 0,08 Steers; dressed, per. lb .. .. 0.11*4 Cows, per pound Cows; dressod, pei^pouuir-....- -10 Hob�: � ", Dressed. !per lb. .. '.. .. Live, per bound ...... Hides: . . Green, per lb- ... 0.08 to liured . .. .. .... ..0.09 to 0.09& Dry.... ......-0.10'to 0.15 Sheep pelt, earh.....0.25 to 0,7a , . 06 G3 58 , 53 49 . 05 (12 58 53 49 11.06 S8.00 26.03 37.08 0.78 '0.03 o.oa -0.1* .01 i o.ii 0.15 0.13 CIS ...... �tt.....>.,.:.;� 0.31 -'..'."- . .. 0.45 FRIDAY'S GRAIN PRICES Winnipeg, Feb, 7.--The', grain mar* kets opened and closed today as fol? lows.: �" . � ; Wheat- .Open May ............. 88% July .. .... ...... 90..; Oats- May ........ .... '36% July .. .. .'.. 37% Flax-May .. .. .... .'. ' 120�4 120 July......... .... laifc' 121% Close, 88 Vt-89% 36% 37%., H Y- Owing to still being overstocked we will contmue our Sale for W^m&m-M; perate endeavor to turri.a fevy tnlusanf inore of our stock into cash. 1 -I " - s The SHIRTS Regular up' to"$lf50 THE HABIT mm Basement'-Dominion Block. Cardston Wrestler Has Youth in Tow Who Has Ability and Weight Cardston,; Alta., Feb. 7.-^'Dudley Hall will wrestle Jack Taylor this year, if he continues to improve like be has done this last few months." This 'was the' statement made by Ellison to a� Herald representative at Cardston this week.: Hall has been1 under Ellison's tuition at Etna fori several weeks, and if. is said has' trained down to 246 pounds., When he wrestled Ellison at Stirling last-winter he dipped the scale at v 305 pounde, and was quite an armful for a middleweight to tackle. /-Ellison i seems confident that his pupil, will be ! aVn tn gesftf^r Taylor,ihia year, and | he is planning arrangements that will lead up to a match soon. KENORA BEAT v.ST. BONIFACE Kenora, Feb, 6.-By a score of 13 to 4, St, Boniface succumbed to the Kenora team, i in a spirited- hockey game, played off ' in.-Victoria rink here, tonight,., -. " , sunrs Now is your chance to buy a high class suit at a Low Pricie, $25.00 Suits tot- Sheep Lined COATS A lar^e assortment at loss, than manufacturers COSt. -- All wool Sox> good^ �value at i25c,-to cleaiv^ Seven Pairs lor $L00 11.50 rand' $2.00' .all wool sweaters, going at � 95c TRUNKS AND SUIT CASES . From $1.50 lip ~- se are going fast|f jso get' yours quick. SMTE-Sifoes sell-; ifig fast ^;rxer.pai'r- jStill ,&>' fewj of- those lieaVy/denim1 smocks, worth; $1.0j05each. 'Spape^lt not per-, rait us; to- $num'eratb the maiiy hai'gains, so ypu had hatter- call and consult'the Men's 406 5th St., Bryafafk. ........liaMii Closing Cash Prices Wheat- '..-.�'"' No. 1''Northern :. ;. .. �.. . No. 2 Northern .. . i. .. tffci Nprthejjo-^^.., No. 4 ..." ... ...... No-. 5 ..... � . � ...... No. 6......... Feed.........    "its'! 83% 81 -7&i^t lM 68% Dm 72 57% Winter Wheat-No .1......... 85 No. 2 ... ... ...... .., ... 82 No. 3...... ____"... ... ... 79 '', No. 4...... ....... ,...... 7i% Oats- :No; 2 C. W. Umpire "Red" Held, .who'.wovked fiu the, Connecticut- leagu^^ �.Ja^t.^Beafliqji,. ^ tells of an experience,'tie had .in the 1* Kansas.State league? .'-'I:was running,' a hard-fought,game,'' hc said, '"inthe^ ninth inning. the home: team got two men on and tbe'oegtt batsman booBted?: an infield fly i&vffbnt oi s^oond base., The second baseman, allowed the ball � to drop safely. ^^i'imse^rtiftnerB  adt-^-vanced-and one' man ivas tagged out/', The batsman rantc- first and ;gbt,there/t safely; ;A riot broke loose;when,"I da-. clared two men out.' . ,\ ;1 1 "I told" them the batshjan'Vf.s. out,:: according to rules, for' hlttbg^an ih-,-� field fly with flist and srecJo.nd/baBes occupied. ^ . -. . � '"""'But the spoona1''-'sajlwr,.: .never,�: oaught the1 -ballj*'.roared ^.^ully who was sadly in aeed'Taf ,a�halTdut., ;,i 'He didn't^have to catob, itv The batsman was out automatically, with, automatioallf.' ( .me',in/iljthe neok with i� rlgM hoo;t. , You-can bot I was/glad tol,get o\ib,pf -that; burg: Wh&n'.th^^uri'wip'i'^wn- '' ai ? � pear ror i ours 11 .^beifu-'out t&nvik jm.^pBi ;