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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 7, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THIHSDAY. FEBRUARY 7. 1918 II IK LhVl'HBHIUlil!: DAILY HERALD "BRINGING UP FATHER PAGE THREE y G. McManus ll MOW DON'T W\TH HIM- COOMT ONE HUNDRED A\ND \CO x/JON'T LOSE-: 9 + 4 v v.1 do me MA441E -JL LET ME V HIT HIM ONCE! HELLO ARE ^OO TR^in' TO NNKKE VfcUfc'bELF think xoo've oor mouth: #A * t: 1 p - si -j * - 4 4 L OH*. NO- THE DOCTOR *>MO T \ SHOULD KEE^AW/Vt F^OM Ct4ARETTE*> AND TH�*> AS I: * If - 1 '1 IS MA^^AE- ^ COUNTED OPYo TWO HUNDRED QOT I HAD TO HIT 4: * i omiskey, White Sox Owner, Started Career as Plumber's Helper Big Crowd With Basketballers to Raymond Friday BASEBALL RULES * ? V V V Tin; j)lmnlMiig trade suffered a distinct loss and baseball was the gainer when Charles Albert ComisUey abandoned bis kit of tools and took up the bat and glove as implements of bis profession. When ('omiskey was a lad his father determined he �honld learn a trade, and put^him to work as a plumber's helper. Jinnng his leisure hours, which were tew and far between, the boy Comiskey disported himself on the sand lots of his native town in Illinois and won a local reputation as a'ball player. It required only a little plumbing Lo convince Charles (.'omiskey that his "was another field. So he unit bis plumbing job and the one he held with �m amateur aggregation and joined the Milwaukee baseball club as a third baseman. lie was 17 years old and bis salary was $tid a month. It was with this club thatt the man .who in after years wrf� to become such a commanding figure in the sport won parly fame and started him up the ladder of future successes. Today Charles Comiskey, owner of the world champion Chicago White Sox and a leading business man in the "Windy City, is one of. the pillars of organized baseball. Me has amassed a fori une. Comiskey park, named after him, is one of the finest grounds devoted to baseball in the world. It Is the home of the White Sox, and last autumn was the scen^ of some of the world series battles between bis club and ahe CliantK. Comiskey was a tall, rangy youth, fast on his feet and possessed a sound baseball head. Tt was not long before he tried his hand at pitching witli such success that he got an offer from the Klgin till.) club and one year in the late 70s he won every game in which .he participated. Comiskey's fame among the minor clubs/spread slowly following his success at Klgin and in 1S78 he joined the Dubuque team of the Northwestern league, where he played for four years. In 1881 be entered the American association, joining the then famous ^St. Louis Browns, owned by Chris von^dev Ahe, a popular character of 1 lie diamond in those days. Comiskey's stock had soared in the meantime. He had shifted to first base, which position he covered with much skill. He practically revolutionized the methods of playing the initial bag. In the past first basemen had usually stuck close to the sack and compelled the infielders to throw the ball squarely to them. But Comiskey saw that by piaying over toward second base he would be able to cover considerably more ground and at the same time get back to first base after the ball had been hit in plenty of time to receive the throw, ('omiskey was the first initial sacker to do this, and it made a -big. hit in baseball circles. Comiskey received $22.1 a month salary while playing first basjc for the Browna in 1S8S. In 1SS;J> he was made manager of the team by Von 'der Ahe. and in 1885, 1886, 1S87 and 1888 the Browns won four American Association championships in succession and participated in the world series' of those years, winning one series, losing two and trying the fourth. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Tin-* two local basketball teams will journey to Raymond tomorrow night to play the return match. There is no doubt of it being a great game, with the outcome very much undecided at present. A delegation of rooters arc planning on going down, and if they are intending to go en masse, must have their automobiles all ready at the "Y" at G o'clock sharp, when the cars will leave. This is the teams' first visiting games this year, but on Monday next will invade Taber and liarnwoll jointly at Taber, and very likely Stirling sometime later in the week. ? V ? A Old Code Would Be Joke if At tempted at the Present Time f� > > ? ? > > just traded two of his best pitchers. He would do away with every moistened delivery - whether t salivated, licoriced, slipperv clmcd, fine cutted-or plugged-and he hopes for (he cooperation of Ban Johnson, president of the American league. Mr. Dreyfuss in an interview said; "The public wants to see more batting, and how are we rfoing to get it if we allow the pitchers to 'camouflage' their delivery and make it harder than ever to hit the pill? Anyhow, the use of emery, rosin or any other commodity to aid the pitcher in curving the ball is illegal and ought so to be declared,, and I want the league to go on record for a fair, sportsmanlike performance ou the part of the man in the box." If be can't get the spitball abolished entirely Mr. Dreyfuss is said to be considering a ^resolution for 10 spit-bnll-iess Mondays during April and May., until the batting catches up with the pitching. Taking two games out of three the Smitb-Kvans duo copped the doubles j bowling game from Benton and Dickson at the Dominion alleys last night, and won the set by 27 pins. There were no records broken. Evans was high single game with 2H and high total rith Benton and Dickson j got away to a good game in the sec- ' end frame when they rolled * 337, though Evans and Smith trundled in their last game. Tonight Mercer and Sid Wallis stack ( up against Sloan and Vebcrsetzig, while on Friday* night ISllinguausen and Raymond will take on Williams j and Jennings. 1 Last,nighi"s scores: Smith........ 11J 112 lf>l- Evans........ ISfi H>4 U14-563 Mi'*} 2�J7 Benton........ i-'4 Dickson.....*. ltll 171 ICC no 179 �3S �405 �50d Of"" 'to** i DANFORTH WORKED IN 50 GAMES [White Sox Pitcher, However, Played in Only One Full Contest Forty-eight yeaiv aj;u a nun^er of men interested in professional baseball held a meeting in New York to consider rules to govern the game. The diamond pastime as a business proposition was then in its infancy. In 1800 the Cincinnati Red Stockings were the only all-professional club in the field, although the Philadelphia Athletics and a few other clubs bad some paid men. In !s7u there were a score or more clubs which paid players regular salaries, or permitted them to share in gate receipts. Call for High or Low Bail Among the rules adopted at the New York meeting for Roverning the professional game was one which gave the batter the privilege of calling for a high or a low ball. This was nothing new, for fr'om the dim beginning of the game the batsman had enjoyed that advantage. The amateur player o;' the '60s could direct the pitcher to deliver the pellet, knee, waist or shoulder high, as suited his fancy, and thr twirler was bound to do his best to follow instructions. It prevailed in both amateur and professional cirdps as lute as ISSti, and was not finally abolished until 1SK7. Since then it bus been the business of the pitcher to baffle the batter. Comparisons Useless For purposes of comparison the old records of baseball are well-nigh useless, for the changes in the code of baseball adopted at a meeting in Cleveland in 1SS7 were revolutionary in their nature. The battling hero of the ftarly days would almost certainly be made to look like a monkey by a bush league twirler of the present era. It would be a highly interesting experiment, and one that would doubtless be welcomed by fans, if two clubs of major league stars should pull off a ganre under the old rules in the '70s. The pitching would have to he underhand, and curves would be taboo. The batter could use any style, size or weight of hat he might choose. It could be 10 feet long and weigh 100 pounds if desired. No strikes would be called unless the batter swung and missed. r In some of the old games a twirler put more than 40 or 50 balls before a �strike was called on the batsman. a A V A ? ? ? ? ? A V ? v A A WORKMEN'S COMPENSATE ACT IN MANITOBA  * Winnipeg. Feb. 'i-Thar a $2rtJHbt workmen'.- compensation department is ample for Manitoba is the opinion of the members *of the Fallis Koyal Commission which investigated the administration of the department. The report of the royal commission recommends a reorganized staff, necessitating amendments to the act: That the post of assistant commissioner be ' abolished altogether; that the commissioner be paid a salary of $t�,0(>0 a year, a reduction of Sl.oOO; and finds that Mr. Wilson "did not make due investigation as to expenditures." S UCCESSFUL YEAR A V 1 a ; For Dominion Permanent Loan Leaves Many Small Shareholders Who Will Recover Little First Time a Western Member is Elected a Director a V A in 0 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 Toronto. Feb. 7.--The annual meet-; ing of the Jersey Cattle Club held at, t the Carlsrite hotel was well attended by members from all parts of Canada. 'For the first time in the history of i file club, a representative of the \vc$-; tern provinces was elected to the di- on of K. H. Bar-The secretary, J II. II. Hull, of Brampton, reported Lh U. i 1 **J 7 had proved a most successful j year for the Canadian Jersey breed-! ers. The officers elected were: Piv-; sidem. U. O. Hull. Brampton, first vicv- OFFICIALS INSPECTED president. J. Ti. Alexander. Coaticook, Que. lis Future is Uncertain-Returned Soldier Dies Liquor Fines Toronto. Feb. o-The Telegram - . rcctor.lte hl Uu, pcrrt0 an article on the Dominion Permanent \ f rhniiu-:u.k, Rr. Loan failure says: The Kiely Mine proved . the undoing of the Fanners' Hank, the la^t colossal financial failure hi Canada, and property in what was then a suburban district of Toronto proved too uuliquid an asset to permit the continuance in business of the York Loan and Savings Co. The difficulty with the Dominion Permanent has i not been disclosed by the. liqui- ! dutor, but from all appearances the ' cause will be similar to the two i -�-�-- aforementioned, namely the invest- j Washington. Feb. 7.-The proposi-ment of money in an enterprise ! lion of summoning aliens for service which is not proving sufficiently I in the national army will be decided (profitable, more particularly a thirty-I next, Wednesday when the "alien slacker bill** debated briefly in the house yesterday, comes up for final action. The bill has been amended so that its provisions shall not be construed as superceding terms of existing treaties. Treaties have been agreed upon with Canada and Great Britain. ALIEN SLACKER �B1LL IS LIKELY TO PASS mile railway in the State of Wash-ington. Out of the assets called 1 "mortgages and other securities" a;i-I praised at something like RL'OO.hOn. it is said $4,nno,000 represents the (From Our Own correstfondont) (appraisal of this railway, the other niairmore, Feb. ti.-A' considerable | two hundred thousand dollars being contingent of army officials of the: in mortgages which the �liquidator Military Hospital commission arrived ' may find available for liquidation, in town the other day. They had just I Depositors have about $17u,U00 come from Nelson and Balfour, j With the Dominion Permanent, hut They Inspected the sanatorium at i tilc possiblv available assets t Frank. These officers were all men from overseas and are sent out by the Federal government to inspect the hospitals under the commission with a view of co-ordinating the system, Whatt the future of the Frank sanatorium is, is problematical. Private Donald, a patient from overseas, passed away on Sunday morning. The remains were shipped .to his home at Howling, AUa, escorted by Cape. Ogilvy-Mills. Hev. W. T. Young gave another evening in .the Union church last Thursday. He has an'excellent line of educational films from the/University of Alberta. / \ Must bo carefully adjusted to your car. K your car has too much power, it will wear itself out; too fast. On the other hand, an underpowered car is not satisfactory, because every time you come to a little grade, you have to change gears and that is a nuisance. The Mitchell forty and forly-ejght horse-po\ver"'mot.orn give sufficient power for more than ordinary requirements, and yet not. too much for the strength of the car, , 1 POWER AND STRENGTH ARE NICELY BALANCED IN THE MITCHELL. Baseball records usually show a number of unsuspected oddities, but it is probable that there have been none more extraordinary in many years than in the pitching records of the American league- this year. One record hung up by Danforth of the White Sox perhaps has never been equalled and" it is doubtful if it will over be touched. Danforth led the league in the number of games worked in. He got into no less than box scores during the year, unremarkable record for a pitcher, but the records show that ho pitched only one complete game. He is credited with 1 f victories, which show he' was successful as a relict burler. , Kdward Klepfer of Cleveland pitched ! in 41 games during the year, but did not pitch a complete game. Klepfer was also one of the best relief hurl-ers in tiie league. Big Slim Love of New'York worked in only two complete games out of shares fully paid and 5,USU shares partly paid, and with $27.~.,s:>2 still to pay. About I.lu:' shares are being bought on the instalment plan, and they are only in the concern. The shareholders j half paid, \vhieh would leave about will, of course, get nothing. They I $ti0.000 still to pay." TH E CANADIAN BANK OF CO SIR EDMUND WALKER. C.V.O., LL.D.. D.C.L.. President H. V. F. JONES, Ass'tGen'I. Manager ERCE SIR JOHN A1RD. General ManMtr V. C. brown, ^up't of Centra! Western Brand Capital Paid Up. $15,000,00a I Reserve Fund, . $13,500,000 BANKING SERVICE MONTREAL ANNEXATIONS Your banking requirements may b� entrusted to this Bank with every confidence that careful and efficient service will be rendered. Consult the Manager. Lethbridge Branch - - R. T. Brymner, Mgrj Quebec, Feb. 7A-The bill to amend the charter of th> City of Montreal was passed by the private bills committee of the legislature in the assembly yesterday. The only annexation to Montreal that the committee would entertain n*as that of the City of Mais-onneuve. The bill still must run the gauntlet through the legislative assembly as well as gc through the upper house and its commitLee. / CONFER AT BERLIN Amsterdam, Feb. 3.-AU German Bohemian deputies in the Austrian parliament, a Vienna telegram to Dutch newspapers says, have been called to Berlin for-a^conference next week. The conference will attempt to get tftfeir standpoint regarding the establishment of a German-Bohemian province- Make sure that your car is equipped with a Lens that fulfills al) the legal requirements. We Sell the Famous Osgood BAALIM MOTOR CO HOME OF THE CHEVROLET BACK OF UNION BANK HARRY H Oil MAN, Mflr\ 442766 ;