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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta "Page THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD Thursday, February BIG LEAGUE CENTRES BEGIN TALKING BALL HOCKEY, RING, CURLING DAU71 IWr AND OTHER LIVE DUWLUUJ SPORTING NEWS BASEBALL BUGS GROWING BUSY I Leaders Put it Over the! Sunshine of Spring Works Up Early Cubs Won't Have It the i i Tigers "Come Back" York Feb. the Manager Hugh U putting Ticers through a course of irst engagement of the diamond war- Um Wfi gam Tigers in Fast but One-sided Game at Y.M.CA. first riors is still two mouths away, the base ball germ is uuusuaily active, and the "bugs" have already begun a talk- Jest, which will last from now .until the middle of next October, the next pennant winners? lieddled out with green trading stamps pitcher. Dope on is and team will "come back." Hal Chuse, the new manager of the Yankees, is also very optimistic. The Yankees to anyone who will take the -time to listen. The verbose tonsorial artist has ta- nc.ioed politics and the Canadian reci- procity agreement to discuss the qual- ifications of the minor league recruits an.ci will assure yon -that his selections already have the elusive pennant nail- j pd to "the flagstaff in the home park. Rankers, brokers, doctors and men all trades and professions are ming- ling the names of Chase, Ben-j der and other celebrities in business discussions, and the youth of the rauntry is staying up nights figuring o'jt. the number of "grandmothers" and other near relatives that can be sacri- ficed during the coming season before the boss gets wise. One ot several reasons for this chat- ter is the fact that moat of the teams in the two big leagues have started, for their training quarters or are al- ready there, and it will only be a few- including Russell Ford, the Chase has uor lost any of his good men and his team will play a prominent part in the pennant race. one of UIP fastest basketball games, of the league, Christie's Tig- bit the dust -when they met the Leaders last night, by a score of 31 to 11. The .came was.fast from stiirf made a. great showing last year ;ind j to finish and some fine team work developed a number oi individual stars ,iVtls ju evidence on both sidrs. In the lirst half the Tigers helri their opponents down to 17 score, while they ran the score up to 12, and it- looked as if they were about equallv matched. Captain Christie played a strong, fast game1 and succeeded ma (or fast game, but missed scoring by a small margin several times. For the Leaders E. J. MacKenzic proved 10 j be some goal getter, securing; H j points for his on iield goals. E. Jackson also was always in his place and kept his opponent on the jump nil the time. In the second half Uic Leaders got up some fine.-.combin- i ation. The Tigers seemed to be playing out oi luck in this half, as j they had the ball a good deal and worked some fine passes, but missed i numerous easv shots. Oa the whole, INDUCEMENT FOR WOMAN TO BOWL AT SPOKANE TOURNEY Spokane, Feb. who have mastered the bowling will be offered handsome prizes to shoot at when the Bowling congress convenes at the armory .March 0-19. At ;i meeting of the Spokane Bowling Tiirnament association lust night it was voted to offer for suitable prizes to the best single, double and five- woman team scores made during the to.urney. It was also voted to name one of the 10 days of the tournament "Woman's and make a special effort for women's aitendance. LIGHMIGHTC ARTPLENTIFUL Now a Leading About AVol- sfs 'Lightweights Every- Looks Good FIGHT At Sweet Grass a Draw But a Fast and Encounter j akiug 8 points on field goals. Min-t on the forward played a j ALL COLEMAN GOING TO WITNESS MATCH The Sporting Goods hockey septette, i town, ?o that no one may miss the city league champions, leave' for the clash of the two champions. Pass tomorrow afternoon, when their i The line-up of the invader San Francisco, Fob. Val- entine Brown, of New York, who has been saddled wllb the ominous name of "Knock-Out is now fairly in the limelight. He was always re- garded as a lad of promise in his own city. Rising fighters differ from Biblical prophets. The latter, they say, are not honored where they be- long as a rule, and nowhere else. It required the opportunity Brown secured when he met Ad Wolgast to send his siock booming. Brown is now amons the six best sellers, and not even Owen Moran. who has -the honor of being the first fighter who ericau boxers who went to the anti- podes under 1o Hugh D. Mo- Intosh. While Smith's victory over was gained on a foul, and hid decis- ions in the bouts with Clabby r-nd Thompson were earned simply on. points, and the fact remains that ha has won fairly from -three good men. and this will make him an object of in- terest If he carries o.ut his plan of in- vading the United States. While Smith is not creating the fur- or in Australia that Bill Squires did when the la-tier was thoughr TO be de- veloping world-beating qualities, It is knocked Battling Nelson really cold, very evident that the crtttcs and sport- has'anything on Valentine in the way of his standing as a ring' star. H is possible that while the Philadel- phia bout did a lot of good, it did invaders will be: mettle will be tested in at least threo- McKay, goal: Devine, point; Dunn. Wolgast no particular harm. II must games with fast teams or" the Crow's I cover point; Callahau, rover; Me- be admitted by those who wish to deal Nest. Other isatches will be arranged JGillis, centre: Ueber, left wing; Dun-' fairly in such experiences that if convenient, one probably with Pin- (Special to the Herald) Coutts, Alta., Feb. ten j rounds of fast, consistent fighting the j the game was a lot closer than indi- Creek. The first visit be to Frank, placing the team of that town tomor can, right Henderson, Whitney was out of the game a long lime and his idleness was enforced. He a broken arm In a way his Brown was a test of his and Wells will be the relief squad in company. Dunn inn.y not .be able to part bout row evening. Saturday afternoon they Jin the first two games. His "services newly mended "wing." There is no step over to B'airmore and play, been solicited by the Taber team claim tllat Wolgast loafed needlessly Saturday evening go 'to Coleman to play the fastest aggregation on skates Pass. This game promises.to cated by the score. Considering the bring out the whole towu. The ing men of the country named ex- pect him to gain further heights ot the pugilistic ladder. It is claimed for him tna.t he shows Improvement everr timo he steps into a ring. He is splendidly built young fellow Trho fights best at the IM or 1G5 pound mark.. one critic: "Smith has run the gauntlet of besc amateurs of Aus- tralia and New Zealand. It waa a. long, trying grind for him, and be came through it all without a single reverse chalked up against him. His who are going on a tour in the vicinity tbe Philadelphia scrap, b.ut if he did j feselonal fjghts have been compar. f n filffvir i ri IQ n favor his who can blame of Calgary right away. He is yet un- decided, but if he.should accompany the Taber team he will endeavor to' Perhaps, with the experience him? before begin to gee in line i tjOut. ]ast aj.ght between Ro> the condition of the veterans aud ot Seattle, and Kid Burns oi the ability of the new recruits. Then; again, there is no Jeffries-Johnson fjght this year, for which let us be Truly thankful. About the time the team started for camp last year, every- body was busy studying the dope of big fellows, and such a regular event as the opening of the base ball season was almost overlooked. But this year there is nothing to distract the "bugs' attention, aad in the ab- sence of dope from the sport page he buries himself between the covers an ancient guide book and compares the present stars with the old-timers. innipeg, was decided a dnw by Referee Sheehsui. A large crowd, in eluding visitors from towns miles distant, on hand and hetiri-. ily- concurred with the dec'.iion George had the advantage in. height, reach and weight, but the way in the Canadian bore up against his op- short time the teams have had for i nave been notified to do their shop- i get down to Coleman for the strenuous atively few, but he hag yet to ex- perience the humility shaking with a conqueror. Dave Smith, him Ad will be more devilish in tae New zealander, as he stands today ponent's onslaughts 'brought the hoi.Er down time and time Brilliant flashes of form -were shown by both practise there is some class to the game they put up. besides, a number'stores of the. players have never played the gaum before this year, and in two or three months they will be able to J go 'ip' against the best in the prov- ince. Last night's game was wit.-! nessed by a large ntiaber of spectat-j ors several oi whom were oi the fair ping early, and an early closing of the} match in which the local champion's next DOUt- 'lu anv event the out-jcan ]ook tue WOrld in the faoe and -be genera! throughout the will be contestants.' RENO AFFAIR THE GRAND CLIMAX TO BOXING GAME como of the tilt with Brown has plac-! ed Wolgast in a position where he say, "I am an undefeated man.' While the future is too uncertain to select any pennant winners, a look- ing over the records gives us a line on the teams that will a big fig- ure in the race. It Is a certainty that the Chicago Cubs will not walk away wirh the flag in the National League as they did last year. The post-season series with the The preliminary between Jack Foley j of Milk River and Billy Turner Portland, was a whirlwind from the first -whistle until the fifth round when Turner's startling aggressiveness caus- ed him to sprain his arm, throwing Tigers i and Robertson. and Parks. Leaders and E. J. Mac- kenzie. will have to show that he is still en- titled to call himself champion. There is a faint smudge on his escutcheon and he must get in and polish it off by j dint of .hooks and uppercuts before he i is' many months older. j With Knock-out Brown coming to the front by leaps and bounds and t witlrS great activity, and consequent 1 W. Naughton. GARRISON FINISH BY BRUCE'S RINK T, L, During the last twe.re months the, tne present siwialion. and the outlook .devepment in ,ightweight cjrciea all boxmg game soared to heights never- the evor welcome opumist had plenty ovw che world> u u mado patenl thw A before touched, and just so far did it [drop in the opposite direction. .So far down did it slide, in fact, that the oid the decision to Foley Before the j guards-Ralcr and D. Mackenzie. Athleti-cs disclosed the fact that the embaraasinenL pitching staff of Chance's aggregation was decidedly weak, and if he hopes TO capture the pennant in 1911 he will have to strengthen considerably. "Three-lingered" Brown who was a marvel for many seasons, was over- worked last year and lost 14 out of The 39 games in which he 'pitched.! while Reulbach. another great pitch- er, twirled but 20 games, and lost tight them. King Cole is the only cident that decided the bout the dusky Portlander fought like a demon and was inflicting punishment which caus- ed the big good natured Foley much to fill his hopes. Scanning the re- cords of the year there are many stor- ies told without words. Ambitions were blasted, hopes fulfilled and re- newed, and not a few deplorable ac- cidents gave the sport a black eye. the most important glove contest of j wjn the near-future will be confined to the division named. t- of sensational fm- mark the season's curling at the local rink, none will There are rising young lightweights! take a position above the pcriorm- everywhore at present. New York has ancc Oj John Bruce's rink last nighc which only time itself can wear away. them- Philadelphia has them, Chicago. hat Q[ g_ Shcpherdi _ _ Vra CANADIANS SHOW SPEED ON SKATES Referee A. C. Stewart. Timekeepers Witter and Godfrey. Witter and Godfrey. Umpire J. W. Robertson. Next Wednesday night, March 1st, A. C. Stewart's Invincibles will play of a sport thoroughly popular in and that is. r.bat the fight stirr- Llobertso.i's Bankers, and a iastthearts of the enthuslstic American led up same is expected, Standing of the i Public. v dentally, a wasp's nest-which was ___ ibem and so-fias San Francisco. Far Australia has produced one in the! the President vs. Secretary of Hughey Mehegan, who re- j the loser to for'eit a couple oi sacks To W.L. play pitcher on the team that looks good for next year, although ii is possible t'r.ii the light training of the wincer may have helped the others -consider- ably. Piusburg is also In a bad ni: in re- New York, Feb. irons j Chicago and Canada proved the most successful in the preliminary events oi thft eastern indoor ice skating] championships at St. Nicholas Rink ionighl. Thcv won eight out nS 11 on.the programme, the winners Team? Captains j Leaders.......Ross 1nvincibles...A. r. Stewart 1 V Bankers.......Robert sou The gaire promises to boom in Y-M.O.A. here, as. it docs in its sis- topitchars. "Babe" Adams, who hrats on.the programme, tne winners 5tcr a sensation in 1009, fell far in each heat qualifying for tomorrow j are l- v v strongholds of fighters were eliminat- ed from the map. Others sprang up to take their place, to be sure, but they lacked in the sentiment aud pres tige of the historic element. i Standing out, of, course, head and The rise and downfall may be as- shoulders above everything else is the signed to one thing. The entire mix-! Jeffries-Johnson engagement and thft up arose over the Johnson-Jeffries! final downfall of the sturdy and bri'- fight, which is now rightly termed Battling Nelson. The big Reno BroRSon. Reno fiasco" ami which will go down j battle i3 now looked upon as more or fe was IyinK is that the fight stirr- wnere an opportunity offers, five until the last shot ot Bruce's. enthusiasm' and in-Vancouver fay the j the latter cutting out three of them. last Australian steamer one Andrew j Jn elevcnth enri made it Petrie, who claims that he is taHying tw0f and 5n the last cmi his rink lay nvr, making the final score1 13-9. The other match was bctwren Mc- defeated the American, rflay Jiehegan the Austnihan. Is anxious of flour to the hospital. The tenth end found Shepherd's fight annals as the turning pointless of a joke affair, but one fact re- f-o r P-rtlIP.h nfinot even equalled during the days of tlTHe Of tne blS FOUrui Oil .i itho famous Corbett-Sttllivan clash at we saw the game giadu-i nplp___ From the July battle ally slide down 'hen pick up for a rn to momeiu, only to drop back into the j j rr.t. Things arc now running' along j in a half-hearted manner with AFTER THE CUP w his record in 1610; Camnitz lost little JDADT ARTHUR chance of a-change, but this win VJTt I rViVlIiUIV ly come. the agitation stirred up i by an antagonistic element will grari-1 nally away. Then it will come! back to the normal. It is only iust to say fhnt in facs of driving opposition tiie sport, flourished wnnderfnllv. hue rhere has tie world in Me- i hebau's 'behalf. When Petrie left'. Australia it was understood that Wol gasi and Moran were matched for the title and the challenge directed j Nab's and Rodger's rinks., and finaUv at the-winner of this w-ap u-on by lhc latter, score 12-11, Petrie says that Mehegan can con- j werc composed of the fil- iform to the American conditions gardlng weight, namely, thai he can! do I3S pounds at the ringside, and Arthur, Feb. Arthur as champions of the New Uario hockey league of am1, that he is willing, to fight the best .Secretary's Gibbons juore games than he. won, and the did not make any exceptional rec- rirris. As to fielding, the Pirates fin- ished right under Chicago in third ]ilace. Fielding, however, is not the factor in can-luring a pennant. last year Brooklyn had the highest rtverage. though she finished near ;he bottom of the ladder. It is the (earn that can hit thai counts, and this fact brings the Now York Giants to the front, as possible pennant winners. The Giants finish- ed in second place las? year, but cap nights finals. The ice was in poor condition-' Sumnraries Championship First, won by Phil. -J. Kearney. St. ond, A. T. Biickholdcr, St. Nicholas. Time, 4fi seconds. Third, Robert Me-j Leanl Illinois A. C. Time, 16 I-5 scc- >r sious for the game and, many ,hat 'clemonl of having won 12 games wi 1 to learn. The formation at present i promoters all over the country i this wired, a existence ai tV.e Y.M.C.A. is been in.billing match-j.ror the Stanley Cup to without loss challenge billing match-j-for the Stanley Cup to William F.oran anly. the forerunner of a and i es OHCC. arranged, the backers Ottawa. They also .suggested that stronger organization. ]wero always on the fence as to who-) they be authorized to play off wltt challencers from Western As a scientific game it commands t her or not things would run off as Prince Albert. lo see which should go i the greatest attention it. calls for per scheritilo. quick thinking aud quick action and j While the manipulation. It is exciting to down as may bemoan [Canada. man procurable in the United States, i Stewart France and Australia. What. Davidson is more. Mehegan can cpmmand back- Shepherd ing to the extent of .Skip Ff Mehegan comes to this country it Is very likely that he will be accom- panied by Dave Smith, who just now Oliver is-the best advertised pugilist in Aus- W. II. Young tralla. Smith has gained decisions over Billy Papke, Jimmy Clabby and, Rodgcrs Cyclone Johnny Thompson, three Am- Ivos T'rt'emaii Bruce R. Yotinp Hamilton A tchcson McXab .12 -Skin Rowin riuh. Time, 4S l-r> SP {he i thr onds. Fourth. Frcrl Robson, lo S' spectator. It produces a winter! Fifth, Lot Roc, Toronto Rowing; Club. Time, 17 -t-5 seconds. Three-Quarter Milr Championship spoil fully as popular as hockfty or naschall in thoir i PARADISE FOR SPORTS IS ALBERTA RESORT, good squad of youngsters, from whirh I iap Club. Time, Third, he hopss to pick a team of winners, s McLean, Illinois A Time 3-5. I Fis chances look good. From present i ync MJIC Handicap First, indications his pitching etaff Is notjwon hy equalled by any other in tlw leaguo. Jlathewaon, Amw Wlltso. Dracfecf Marquarn Crandall and Raymond flmong the veterans, while the new- Rudolph.. Jenkins. Tes- roan, Shcntz, Rnstenhaven and Xaglft.; A. C. Time, 3-o. In the American League the Athlet-i L. Toronto Rolt clubs HOM may respective seasons among the st.u- j dents of Uic game and develops per-' sonal qualities ih.it arc a decitlrd ac- i (Winnipcc; For curlers, ski jumpers autl aU Jov- -ers of winter sporiF in the- far we.st, i ii. i J VVIIIITI nitui i.- ;u int.- quisiiioi, in whether plajed hx up. according etrts or boys. There arc mar.y dan f Wheeler, Montreal A. iV (Scratch) .Second, L. Ba School. 3 R _, Th-'f5' 5cs looV. the best. They not only cap- tured the pennant and world's cham-. pionship last year, but also walked off with both batting and fielding hon- ors. Their pitching staff Is the best in the country, including such stars AS Coombs, Bender, Plank, Morgan, Krause and Rcssell, together with R largo bunch of Iivs'7 youngsters. But the Philadelphia team by no "bas the stored Away. be a Cour6t- x J. ccr? tn be s points to tic developed. lto reports tbo city of Banff. Montreal man. "is that Ranff has not yet. been developed aionp thesse lines. Steps are being taken, however, to const r.-ict. 3 gigantic- toboggan slide manj stronc v ,vir'r.T ;o scci- i winder nan, t is expet TPU .o bet. It is a game firs! groal step one from Sulphur mountain, whose base anaptctl lo all classes of Oj winter resorts on the people, for it cnr. be playcrt with in- It is said to have the fin ire skill and science or played j natural advantages for exercise onlv. 1 development. in close proximity to the city, completed, this slide will have a rnn-way of about Tour miles, a dis- tance equalled by Attraction for i be enlarged to accommodate the great- thp attraction of curlers." Mr. numbers expected nest year. At perfect, service and the weather 5s continues. "Banff the moat alluring possibilities. Thir- teen of the beat curlers of Scotland, an well as i larjre number, from the TJnit- ed States anrt CanaA. are going to Banff next winter to compete. Scotch Ita present patrons. "It is expected That about sevenJy- five new private baths and dressing rooms will be installed during the comin? 1 for the and needs only hi itself iracrion to thousands PINCHER SPORT NOTES J. C. Marcort. of Montreal, who has rr-turnerf Colombia. Pincher Creek. Feb. sup- ;s very enthusiastic over the future of porters of the hockey team here rising town. "Banff ha? (iuile jubilant over the way the :hc requirements of an ideal win- jer have held their end up this season.jrer resort." fays Mr. Marrott. "There Carlisle Indian football ieani may 'VithTn a week they came out a river and trails for sleighing: play a game with Kansas Acgics at in three games, t wo with Colcmnn and (there ira mountnin slopos for ski-ing Kansas City next ono with Macleod. Kffons are being made Chess Champion Frank .1. Marshall has gone to San Sebastian to take part in his 23d international chess masters' tourney. [and tobogganing. Then there arc the to have and forest? for the snowshoe game between the Coleman and teke river Creek junior hockey learns. curling Is scnnrally none on outdoor i tion of both men and women patrons, in Amsr-jrjnks "3nd Banff will f.urnfsh an ex-1 Then with tho enUrgement of the elf will prove an opportunity for both styles of I swimming pool, the bathing facilities ancls of tobogganists. n] v bave attained a size sufficient to i enjoyable, ar.d they havo every op nor- Tho Ice was in pood condition for''unity to supply ihi? linf of sport." OP. the mountain slopes ski course? are also being made, and ski-ing is already becoming .1 popular sport. "Snow shoeing may be indulged in everywhere in ?he valleys and on the slopes and there arc- a number of ex- relknt rinks on the Bow river, while Lake furnishes the most, favorable skating and ice-boating fa- cilities. Nox( year the chalet will probably he ail iiie titmr. "rce re- gattas will be held, and the winter sports of Canada can be enjpycil to the Another attractive feature whim the of Mr. Marcott tmds in Banff is its won- derful swimming pool of ;he hot springs where outdoor bathing and {swimming can be indulged in and thoroughly enjoyed, even when the. thermometer remitters below zero. Steam heattd drewlng rcoms remove Blnff is a the game here on Tuesday night. "The only trouble ?o says the "The the eastern man clares, "supply all modern conveni- ences, from splendid dance haljp N> perfect service an d the weather is all chances of any ill effects and there is practically no dancer from, ins a little over 50 miles sure to cold weather. Poo? WiU "This Mr. Marcott, "will tricts. city in extreme western parr of Alberta, br- on the main line of the C. T'. R. i H is happily situated midway be- :hc mining and farminf; ;