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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 4, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1918 , THE LETIIBRIDGE DAILY � HERALD PAGE THREE "BRINGING UP FATHER" By G. McManus THE VILO WILD V/OHEN J ^ ARE rv^^Kl^^NE TOO --^ I'5 THAT �HlT�b Fielder Jones Alone of Federal League Bosses Remain in Big Leagues Tinker and the Other Pilots of the Gilmore Organization in Minor Leagues-However, Several of the Magnates Are Still in Fast Company Phil Harrison May Not Arrive Till Week-end; Training There Though It had been confidently expected that Phil Harrison would arrive In Lothbridge on Thursday he failed to put in an appearance and the fans are getting anxious. It would appear now that Harrison may not arrive till the weekend, evidently having taken the tip that Ross was an opponent �worthy of his best, and ho Is staying in Chicago where he can work out to the very best advantage. AUhough the seats will not be put on sale until after Harrison's arrival, hundreds of fans are asking for reservations, many coming from as far as Dow Island. When Harrison does appear there will bo a general scramble. Meanwhile Ross is working out every afternoon over the Plaza, and is getting in the pink of condition. He will make the Iflfl pound weight without the least trouble and will be strong at that weight. Along about a year since the w�H year laankged the Vernon club ol known Federal league was about to the Pacific Coast league, but was dla-curl \ip and crawl beneath the table, missed last week. His passing elicits those who pursue the national pastime tor A livelihood and for � the entertainment they therein derive tvero all het up over the dissolution of the Third Major League, being well chosen with a high sense of typographical fitness. The Feds faded aurt the public became undeluded. If there Is such a ed this comment from the San Francisco Call. "While Storalt failed to accomplish anything during the 1917 scramble, tlio fault was far from being all his. Storall was handicapped by the worst aggregation of ball players ever put under a manager and no effort was made to help him word In the compllfatlon of tlie late , build up a winning team." Noah Webster. And what happened to the managers who piloted the olght clubs In the Cllmore- circuit? The answer is easy. Hero is the list of Federal bosses as of two yeara since:' Chicago-Joseph Tinker. Kansas City-George Stovall. St. IjOuIs-Fielder Jones. Pittsburg-Rebel Oakes. Brooklyn-Leo Magee. Newark-Bill McKechnie. Buffalo-Larry Scliatly. Baltimore-Otto Knnbe. Whore Are They Today? There you have them. Those were the men selected by the club owners to perform the miracle of a modern The other managers just simply passed out, excepting Tinker, whose work with the Cuba was sugh that the newspapermen, at least, felt the natural prejudice which followed a so-called "outlaw" worked to bis detriment. Few Live to Sueeete To be sure, Hal Chase, Bonnie Knuff, Eddie Roush and a tew other Foileral league performers starred in baseball last year, but they wore few and far between. It has been the history, of every deceased outlaw league" that the competent workers were received back from whence they came with open arms because of their ability to perform a valuable aer- Mose^ to lead the Feds out of the j vice, wlldennes^ of outlaw striving into | But U'a passing strange that two the promised land' of regular third years after tlie demise of the Feds loaguelsm. And where are they you can count on one hand the today? i ' worthies thereof Identified actively Oi\e one-Fielder Jones-remains with the pastime. Of course, Charles as boss of a ball club in or out of th^ major leagues. Ho piloted the Browns after Phil Ball and associates were permitted to acquire the American league club as a sop for allowing the Federal to die a graceful death. Joe Tinker Is a manager In the minors because he interested Packer Wilson In tho Columbus club and got himself elected president thereof. ' Shifted to Reds Bin McKechnie was at Cincinnati where he did a hit of Infieldlng till a bad-hopping grounder broke hi^ right thumb. Leo Magee was traded to the Browns by the Yanks because he hit a whole lot less, than .260. He no longer is esteemed even as a ordinarily good outfielder. Rebel Oakos hooked on with Jim McGlll as aianagur of the Denver team in, tho Western league. Ho piloted that outfit lu 1910 and was ro-1 engaged In 1917, but was yanked to j Indianapolis as n private to assist in grasping the Amorican association i flag. ' Otto Knabe went to tho Cubs as ! chief shouter and passed Into the International league as an utility player.  Pauea From Qame Larry Schafly has dropped out of baseball, so far as can be ascertained. Weoghman, PhilOSall and a tew others endure, but thoy have money and the dollar shouts loudly almost anywhere. BRIGHT F0M918 Game Will Be Played More Than Ever-Benefit for Old and Young  ? � c� * o �   * > WILL BRING (VN TWO QUINTETS ALLDHDED Montreal, Jan. 4.-Samuel LIchtenstein, president of the Wanderer Hockey Club, this morning announced that the resignation of hia team from the National Hockey League submitted at a mieetlna .of directors last night and refused was final. He intimated that the club's players were disbanded today and given their release outright. The Wanderers accordingly will not play their fixture with Toronto tomorrow night. It was announced this morning that the Montreal arena will not be reconstructed until after the war. HENDRICKS TO MANAGE CARDS St. Louis, Mo., Deo. 31. -. Jack Hendricks, manager otthelndlanapolls Association team, has signed a con-Goorgo Stovall played first base for' tract to manage the St. Louis Nation- Roger Brasnahan at .Toledo and last als next season. You Are Not Running Your Car Now, Anyhow BUT ONE OF THESE DAYS YOU WILL WANT IT IN A HURRY,, NOW 18 A SPLENDID TIME TO HAVE IT.THOROUGH-LY OVERHAULED AND PUT IN SHAPE. IT WILL COST YOU NO MORE NOW THAN LATER, AND YOUR CAR WILL. BE READY WHEN YOU WANT IT. WE HAVE THE BEST REPAIR DEPARTMENT IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA, 80 YOU CAN BE SURE THAT THE WORK WILL'BE DONE RIGHT, AND THE PRICES WILL BE RIGHT, TOO. Bqou Motor Pat*k|r8 FIFTH TREETSOUTH THf HOUSE OF SERVICE (By Howard F. Wliitney, Secretary United States Golf Association) The indications for tho coming year la tho golfing world are promising. The game will be played more than ever before, as it is now an established recreation or benefit tor old and young alike. The association is desirous of holding a second Liberty tournament in 1918 and will endeavor to reach every club in the country, the number of which Is estimated to be between g.'iOO and ,3000. This tournament and the open patriotic tournament, given for charity, held at Whitemarsh valley, were the only two competitions held under the direction of the United' States Golf association in 1917, the association having adopted the policy ot canceling its championships due to the war situation now prevailing. Growth Has Been Remarkable The growth of the game of golf in the United States during tho last 23 years has far surpassed tho most optimistic prediction of the handful ot enthusiasts who organized the United States Golf association on December 22 1SD4. Its popularity and benetits soon became apparent, however, ^and some idea ot the expansion ot the game may be gained by looldng; over the report of the Liberty tournament held under the auspices of tho United States Golf association on July 1, 1917, from which it will be interesting to note that the association communicated with no leas than 1497 golf clubs. All But Four States Represented Every stale in the Union was represented in thls^ event excepting Idaho, Nevada, New Mejflco and Oregon, and the amount received at the tlmp the report was issued In October was over $72,000. Since that time, however, tho total has been increased to more than $80,000, due to late returns from clubs that hold the event, / The undertaking was .a decided success from every standpoint and demonstrated that thp golfers 'of the United States exerted themselves to make this event a nation-wide, patriotic testimonial. Tho tournament was carried on with tho hearty cooperation of tho American Rod Cross and owes much of Its success to their willlne efforts. The success o� this effort alone fixes the status of golf in America as a recreative and competitive pastime which' will endure even under the handicaps necessary and Incidental to war'time. ' EDITOR ACQUITTED Brockvllle, Ont,- Dec. 29. - George, Mason, proprietor ot the Prescott Journal, was acqultled yesterday of the charge ot wilfully and knowingly publishing an artlclo crltlclilng the military service act, \� . . The Barons bowlers, who are coming down tomorrow evening, have sent word that tliey will nicely have a double barrelled team and are asking that Lethbridge have two teams to meet them. Lethbridge and Barons have hooked up twice this year so tar, Lethbridge winning at home and Barons at home. The Lethbridge boys strung up over 2800 in the first match. Only Burns, Kauff, Schnpp and Fletcher and About $100,-000 to Boot DRISCOLL IN TRENCHES Farr^ous English Featherweight Fighting Boche-Was Among Most Popular of the British Boxing Champions New York. - Sergeant Jem DriscoU of the Royal Welsh horse, that, at last reports was the status and rank ot one ot the most popular boxers England has turned out in many years. Maybe Jem is still dealing knockout blows to the Boche, or maybe he has died fighting-those things are hard to tell in these days ot strict censorship. Jem was born at Cardiff 37 years ago. He was the British featherweight champion for a long time, and also claimed the world's title tor that division. Driscoll's first year in the ring was 1901, when he won all ot his eight St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 4.-President Branch Rickey of the St. Louis Nationals, in discussing reports that he might sell Roger Hornsby his star shortstop, to the Chicago or New York National League clubs, yesterday said: "It will be safe to say that Hornsby will play with St. Louis next season. Unless Chicago meets the proposition I have made, or New York meets my terms, Hornsby will stay with St. Louis." Rickey says he might consider the sale of Hornsby � to the New York Nationals,for cash and players Fletcher, Burns, Kauff and Schupp. He said he had told President .Weeghmann that the Chicago Nationals could have Hornsby for ?100,000 and players Alexander and Vaughau. DISTRICT NEWS RETl.AAV NEW PLAN FOR T (From the Taber Times) Tho Retlaw Agricultural Society held their annual meeting Wednesday, December IStli, ^nd a large number of the member's were present and a very enthusiastic meeting was held. The financial statement showed that the association have a credit balance In the bank after a heavy expenditure for the first year. Arrangements are to be made to hold a Poultry and Seed Fair, arrangements are to be made to have the Short Course School visit Rotlaw some time in the future. G. F. Podoli was re-elected President by acclamation. J. H. Dutfield elected 1st Vice-president by acclamation. A. McAndrews elected 2nd' Vice-President by acclamation. Directors-W. A. Pollock, W. A. Johnston, P. H. Fowler, A. P. Herapel, J. H. Harvie, G. Current, J. S. Boat-ter, J. H. Da vies, Carl Mombery, E. Domey, C. Johnston, B. F. McMana-mln, A. Griffin, T. J. Pyno, E. O. Mer-rinion. H. R. Newton re-elected auditor. W. II. Hempel acting setrctary- trcasurer. With such men at tho head oC the Retlaw Agricultural Society one does not need to bo very optimistic to predict a successful year for tho Society. Soweli and Roberts. , Tho council decided to ask tho Minister ot ]\luniclpal Affair.s to appoint S. Hazel, ot Fore-] as Councillor for Division No. B.j Operations were commenced this' week by the contractor, W. E. Kay, oa K. Brown's big warehouse which ia being erected south ot tho C. P. R. track. Wo understand it is the intention ot the builder to rush the worlc through irrespective of tho weather. PRISONER ESCAPED London, Ont., Doc. 29.-George Mar-', ellos, ot Ingersoli, who is known under halt a dozen aliases and who waa ^ a prl.soner in tho Middlesex county jail awaiting sentence on sevonU charges ot burglary, made his escape at six o'clock this morning. Ho knocked down a turnkey who opened his cell door to allow tho prisoner to exercise In tho corridor. BOW ISLAND Vancouver, B.C., Jan. 3^-Teams in the three-club Pacific Coast Hockey association who are running first and second at the end ot the 1917-18 season next March will immediately play an extra four-game series for the as- sociation championship, Frank Patrick, l)outs,'seven"of themTyTno^^^^^ of the league, anhounced 1908, after he had knocked out Joe Bokwer in the 17th round at London, DriscoU visited America. He defeated here today. The leaders will play two games apiece on their home rinks in tho post Matty Baldwin, Charley Griffin .and j season series and the total number Grover Hayes at Boston and Leach KO^ls will determine the winner (From tho Review) Mrs. J. C. Darling, wife of Mr. Darling ot the Blaine Drug Co., has accepted a position with the Bank of D. N. A. Mr. and Mrs. Darling have rented tlie house own-3d by Dr. Paterson at the west end of Main Street Mr. W. S. Hincs has resigned his position as teller at the Bank ot B. N. A., and returned homo last week to Vancouver. Mr. J. G. Murray left on the noon train Wednesday to visit his wife at Vancouver, who now occupies a position on the Vancouver -Sun. Mr. Brady of Lethbridgb, who has been visiting his sister, Mrs. Jos. Noil, south ot town, returned home last week accompanied by his nephew Reggie. There was not very mucli busineas ART EXHIBITIONS Paris, Dec. 31. - Permission ha� been given by the municipal council for. the holding of art sihibltlons in the Petit Palais, in the Champs Ely-sees. Tho grand palais, where tho exhibitions are usually held. Is occupied at present as a hospital. Both theso old and now saloons are likely to be held thi.s season tor the lirst time since tho beginning ot the war. > : : ? : ? � ? � : ? > > MUSTER FILIPINOS * �> INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE Toronto Club, vclnners of tho. but i)r.obabIy on an economized plan- It is iiretty sure that when the clubs meet here noxt 4> month that Richmond will bo ^ > , New York,;Jan, 4.-The New York National League club announced yesterday that Charles M. Teareau, the veteran pitcher of the team, had signed a 191S contracts Tesreau is the first major league Iplayer .to sign- a qontrnct,..... ' * WILLARD DO YOU LAY UP YOUR CAR? Whether you store your car for the winter or not, don't forget to keep your battery filled with distilled water and charged. Xn either case lot us tell you the easiest way. We are WlUard distributors and service representatives for Southern Alberta and our repair station Is In the,bonds of competent men, WRITE U8 TODAY RE IGNITION OR, BATTERY TROUBLE ON AUTOMOBILES OR TRACTORS. BAALIM MOTOR CO. HOME OF THE CHEVROLET ,  ' BACK OF UNION BANK HARRY HOLMAN,Mflr: 90 38777975 1?871? ;