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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETITB'RIDGE PATTAr HERALD Saturday, .tn unary CHANGE BATTINGy THE IIEKALD' Breezy Briefs TORONTO MAN CHESS CHAMP Frankie CottJdy, bf Michigan, are hav. great press battle over the ban- MIDDLE WESTERN EXPERTS HAVE MArJY SUGGESTlOfcS TO HANDICAP THE PltCHERS HUseball club owners and managers have iheir owsjjdeas about increasing baling; Some of them want the num- ber.of balls reduced to three; 'others waiit the foul strike rule amended; it Is also suggested that the pitcher bo placed farther away from the_ plate, and some believe that the Ts nearly perfect as it stands. .The Milwaukee Journal asked iho opinion of several managers and club ovicrs. What these men think of the problem LOld in their own words. By G; 6.- Havener .Owner -Milwaukee' American Asso- ciation club; I don't think thoy should tamper with the ruIes.at'aU. There are any, number of ways the batting co.uld be as .eliminating the foul strike, changing the number of balls for a man to take his base, mov- ing :the pitcher's box and making the plate smaller.' would all be ef1 would be made longer and the fans would not like-a longer game. I say leave the game akme; It's a good one now. By Jimmy Barrett Manager Milwaukee American Asso- ciation.club: I cay cut down the size CANADIAN CHESS TOURNAMENT AT ELECTION OF OFFICERS The recent Canadian Chess Tour- 'was won byi. Mr. J. S. Morrison, score is 7 wins and 2 losses. The "new champion is .'21. two years-ago took up the study of the game at that time taking part 5 n the. Toronto tournament. In one' ffdjou rood game, Anstey beat the Montreal champion and holder of the Jos. and though, he lost to Mr. Arthur, in the other, comes a very good second with 6 1-2" wins and 2 1-2 The tournament' which, came 4o a finish with the' game between Anstey and McArthur. -was held under the auspices of the Canadian Chess Club, _ _ Vi tuu wuLuuu.ru.jj of the plate. It will keep the pitchers which Mr. Kirkham is froni wasting so many balls and They' will have to groove the ball for the batter; 'which will 'give him a better opportunity of connecting. H will put to a pitcher putting 'a wide curve over the back corner of the plate, a ball .which deceives many a bitter. ;'j' By T. C. (Sandy) Griffin :'0wner Syracuse (N. Y.) State league I think if the foul strike rule 'wag cut out there would be an increase is handicapped when ha makes two fouls. Another. good tfring wQiild be to cut o'ut the spitball. By Claude H. Varnall .Owner Fort Wayne Central league club: The substitution of three. balls, for. four would force the pitchers to "'groove'' the ball and result in more long, clean hits and better bunting. It would also hurry the abolish- secretary. In honor 'of the visitors a banquet was given by the club at which the presentation of tho cup. for the indi- vidual champio'ns'h'ip was made, short speeches being made by Mr. Charles Blak'e for Winnipeg, Mr. W. S. Eddis for Toronto, and by Mr. Jos. Sawyer for Montreal. PROGRESS OF THE LOCAL. BONSPE1L The locaJ-'uo'ispeil made progress last nJgbt, four gamer being complet- ed. Ti'.erc was 'plenty of good curling and two of the games were very close all through. M..Fi'eemau's rink, with James Peat skipping, had It easy. W1TB. HyJand'B rink. The scores Rink 1 Young JDr. Courtice 1J. Cope C.G.K. Nours'e, skip H.J.M. Skcilh A.tJ. Jves L.L. Asqulth The King Bowling Defeated Macleod Last Night on Their Own 6-4 'The Macleod speedy- puck v. had their colors loVeretl ;last night in PINCHER. CREEK a regularly scheduled district league game. It was the Taber Cooks whs slipped it them. The score was 4> HERE TONIGHT Pinchcr Creek bowlers, who are matched with a local JOHNSON ANP JEFFRIES; M AY "A MEET AGAIN San Frapcisco, Jan. t. v -j V Zl Lennox, the Brooklvn third ard, who jointly with Jack Gleason. whlch bcars w a- good tonight. The baseman created a Se in the promoted the Jeffries-Johnson .contest, game. 1 i in Reno last July, is contemplating j' Taber mav now be safely declared a return engagement between .the; the winners" of the southern division same U-o. heavy weights. .He Already ;Qf the proVincial -Hockcv- Lcague, has Johnsons pronnse to sign up hdve plaved' each team of the the hockey team, a bout and he is gradually wortins', A to the point where -he expects -to ieague and have been PlDch cure the consent of Jeffries. match should have been played last night, but the visitors de- ferred coming down until to- day., that they might combine BEST BLVG CHAMPIONS OF ALL TIME IN VARIOUS DIVISIONS ingi the. long waits while pitchers are I Jackson. "working" the batters. By Bob Quinn Columbus American asso- ciation club: .The fewer changes. in the rales the better for the game. This appliss to the agitation" for more bat- ting. You hear cries for more but you'll notice the close games hold the rapt attention of the spectators. most plausible method to increase hatting, that I have heard of is to cut thax number of balls to three. This, however, would result In more .passes, and nothing is quite so disgusting to a- crowd. OTTO FLOTO PICKS PETER JACKSON AS THE.KING OF ALL HEAVY- WEIGHTS, JEFFRIES McCOY THE CLEVEREST WITH GLOVES "r1 Dixon's spurs .were gained in_.Uaish_ the end was not in -sight until ent was stretche'd out on the" grouad MATTY MET EMERGENCY Great New Yorfc Un- ique Play .J- rr JU A the duplicate of which will probably never be made again, oc- curred a few years ago. Pittsburg was playing the Giants, and with a score 3 to 3 in the ninth and Wagner on. third, who was on first, started, to steal. Without noticing that Wagner was almost half way home, Jack Warner lined the ball to second like a flash. Matthewson took in the situation at a glance and shouting to Warner, he leaped wildly into "the air, and with his gloved hand actually batted the ball toward the plate. War- ner got it and succeeded in retiring Wagner. And New York won'aut in tho 10th Inning. Fitzsimmons. McCoy. McAuliffe. Dixon. Barry. By Otto Flo to From' all the heavyweights I have seen fight and watched in action I would not have to think twice before my selection would fall on Peter Jack- son. Jackson, had height and reach. He was as light on hts feet as a feath- erweight; he could hit like a mule kicking, and '-was as scientific as any game was postponed er Creek has played Tuber two yesterday until today, pulling off a- tie iii one, being ed in "the other. The L'ea'gtiR closes Feb! 15. By'that time :the clubs, arc .-required to play home and home- Macleod has a chance to win, however, but Taber has a comfortable lead. Macleod has four games to play yet, one apiece with Lethbridge and "taber, and two DRAW OVER Pincher. Taber is very confident. of giving Mcieleod end- qi 'the: scot ing when they_meet- in town, 'ESTIMATED Jack Johnson wants and ex- penses to inalto the trip to Paris to meet any heavy weight chosen to bal- tlo against him. -f Carl Morris, the Oklahoma heaw- weight, thinks that 'would be about right fop his services. Ad keeper of the light- weight, crown, says-that six mouths now, he will defend the light weight belt. It will need a ohave and haircut by 'that time. "One Round'.' 1-Ipgan. of "Frisco, has taken the place in tho- sunshine of the fans held first by Eddie Hanlon and then Jimmy Britt, both native sou lightweights in their time. Eddie Lennox, the Brooklyn third iseman who created a furore in the National.League for a while, has been turned back to tho. Louisville team of the American Assoc'h n. Sheldon Lejeune has been signed by the Brooklyns for next season. Le-. Jeune holds the record for long-dis- throwing. He has been playing in the American Association. Duff, skip 12 Wrestling GATE 7j_x Reynold, the former heavy- liittiug o.utfielder of the Athletics, .will shine as a magnate. He Xvill likely become the owner of a franchise iu. the Ohio and PfinnRyu-n-aia League Bob Hedges has not severed his connection entirely witli.the St. Louis Browns. He -will continue with the club in an advisory capacity He is declared to favor Fred Lake, former Boston leader, for the position of manager. before him. Among" the -selections as best- ban-: tarn the test is as easy as it is picking Fitzsimmons for the middleweight honors .and ZUcAuliffe for the '.light- weight honors. Jimmy Barry, .who re- tired .undefeated, and who never in his life weighed over 110 pounds. .Barry met the best we had in the country, then went to England and defeated their champions. Not a black mark appears against his record. Many Others .Good That in my opinion is .the real card, of champions of all.time. There are after putting-it over them on their own ice last night.- Thc fivef Cooks --Tvho' -are -included in the line-up of the. Taber aggregation, have developed a. systematic style ot play which has all the appearances oi hampionship class and" they are out to win. man that ever put his hands up.' In many other great fighters that need- addition to it. all he had a wonderful head oh his shoulders. Before Jackson became 111 no man ia the world had a possible chance with him. As second choice Jim Jeffries would be proper. Eliminate his fight with Johnson and you'll se no man had a chance with him. He defeated them all two or three times if necessary and retired undefeated. My selection as beat middleweight of ill time is easy. None other than Bob Fitzsimraons, who made all his com- petltiors in that class look like novices Many people have always believed Charlie Mitchell, the English boxer, to be a heavyweight, but when Mitchell fought Sullivan and Corbett, he was simply a. middleweight. He, in that class, was next to Fitzsimmons. McCoy mention, but that wouldn't be select- ing the "best. and Corbett among the heavies -were great men. Jack Dempsey was a. wonderful: light- er, but not good enough to be placed ahead of Fitz. Dan'Creedoa was corking good middle, and Tommy Tracey was as gbo'd a welterweight as a man.would cares to see in action. Battling Nelson, James Fleming Car- roll and Frank Erne, as well' as Dal Hawkins, -were great lightweights, and will always.be part of .the his- tory of pugilism. Spi.ler'Ike- Weir and Johnny Griffin, also Solly Smith, were some tough featherweights, and' Young Griffo, probably the cleverest man with his hands that class ever produced. Yet they were not George Dixons. Monte Attell and Casper Leon were good bantams, but Jimmy -Barry out- ,-H. Nicol, oi Lethbridge, officiated at.Macleod last STANDING SOUTHERN '.DIVISION A. A. H. A. 'Won Lost- TP'ct. TABSR -i MACLEOD 1 PINCHER 0 LETHBRIDGE...... 0 THAT HACK AND GOTCH MEETING WOULD AT- TRACT MONSTER CROWD- BOTH WEALTHY MEN Wrestling fans do not take Frank Gotch's announcement that he is through with the mat'game .very ser- iously. It is pointed out that Chicago is wrestling mad, and that the Gotch- Hackenschmidt match, if it comes off, would draw between and 000 in-Chicago. The only limit is the size of the crowd that can be accom modated. Chicago has had no toxing for years, which largely accounts for Stewart ti. Stalford II. Brown Johnston, skip 15 Rink 2 H.J. Goodc A. Young T. Depew Hugh Boyd, skip Ur. A. Wray M. Freeman James Homo J. Peat, skip 19 V. McMurpIjy Buchan D. 3IcNabb J. Aird. skip 11 Rink 2 'i'.3. .MacJtenzie Fred Gow A.E.-Enston E.U. Jlylands, skip o Rink Jackson. Nelson J.H. Miller G.y. ytacey, skip The draw for tonight is: leod vs. Robinson; .R. R. ilacleod-vs. Sca'Je, Doyd.vs. Nourse. This afternoon, the City Hall rink shipped by G.'W. Robinson, is curling a picked riuk, which will, go to Crau- brook for the bonspeil on Monday. CRANBROOK 'SPEIL Th'lg morning. -R. n. David- son, secretary of the Curling Club, received a telegram irom CranbroolCsaying "Wea- ther conditions very favor-" able. Don't forget the 'big 'speil on. the It is likely Lethbridge will be represented at the b.onspeil a couple of "rinks, al- though it has not yet been de- cided who will go. .00ft HOOKEY GAME THIS AFTERNOO PINCHER CREEK AND BRIDGE PLAY AT FOUR O'CLOCK" As the weather showed signs. the popularity :of the slower game. -50ft There's another advantage in wrestl- .000 ing for' the great champions like Gotch and Hackenschimdt can go ab- solutely to a finish wherever they may meet, while one must travel to Reno to see a finish contest with gloves. Suppose that the contestants' share of the gate at the match is at least LETH.' That makes the stake, with the sidg bet; amount to If this isn't enough to make the grapplers ner vous when they step ,up to take the of first JOB DEPT. of the tbey ran think of the result Hackenschimdt, if he i As Welterweights, Kid McCoy first, Classed them.' That' at least is m> with Tommy Ryan a dose second, and j opinion of the different fighters, every one of which I have seen in champion- ship baffles. Western EXCURSIONS SINGLE FAKE V PLUS 32 FOR ROUND TRIP ali stations in Ontario, Port Arthur and West, Manito -i> ba, Saskatchewan and Alberta Vancouver Victoria and Westminster Tickets on sale December 15, 16 ar.d 17, 1910; January 20, 21, 22 and 23 and February 14, 15 and 16, iDli; good to re- turn within throe months from date of .Apply to nearest C. P. Ry, for full in forma Danny Needham worthy of mention. McCoy, light as he was, was a match for many 'of our heavyweights, and I doubt if any man' of his weight' or inches could have made the showing he did against Sharkey, Maher, Choynski, and many others. In the lightweight division it be- :omes an easy task, for Jack McAul- ffe stands out alone and way ahead, with Kid Lavigne and Joe Gans fol- lowing. McAullffe really never defeated, and most of his- battles were won in finish fights with skin-tight gloves. I do.ubt if ever another fight- ed in the world' had as much :raoncy j moderating, the local hockey executive can [hrov; Gotch and regain _ decided' to postpone the match schcd- world's championship title, can travel uled to be played here yesterday be- aroimd and make a couple of hundred twccn Lethbridge and Pincher Creek more in the next year easily. until today.'The game' is billed ior he tremendous card J.4. '___ he cares to wrestle. Gotch _. four o clock, this afternoon. Pincher ,.OT, iu can put .himself m the same position NELSON J, .S. O. J. A 4, i What's the use of trying to bunco the public by fighting when you are not in says "Bat" Nelson. "Today I ara not in conditions to fight, but let me tell you something; It is question of time until I will be j' T in BfUl and Lethbridge occupy the tail-end by beating Hackenschimdt. Position in the southern division- of the provincial league and today's game will decide third honors in the four-club combination. The iine-u" of the Lethbridge team will: be McKay, i goal T, Henderson, poinM; Bixon, covcrpointr, rover McGillis, centre Br'itton; left wind; Reber, right wing. 1AA bet "at the ringside" every-time he went into battle-, as was always- the case when McAnliffe entered the ring. Take all his years of lighting and he has not a mark of any description to mar his features. No.fighter's ears, no broken nosr. in fact one' would think this is the same man Carney, Gftmore, Carroll and other champions of his day those terrific "I am going to attain that condition by going back to mv farm, where I will follow the .trees and do that kind of work. Then iny mus- cles shall soon be in the form that oue wou.u Nelson a-terror In the rlns knew him that be .again. Then I win take on a few secondraiers and battles. Dixon a Great Battler after- beating them I go after Wolgast and knock him out. Under- stand, Wolgast never knocked me N. N. A. GAMES TONIGHT RENFREW AT CANADIEN QUEBEC AT OTTAWA Toronto-Team in N. Y. Brooklyn The New York Athletic Club has .iJready been seen in lold routcs- Both-Wealthy Men Both Golch and Hackenschnaidt are wealthy men. flack began piling up a fortune eight or nine years ago when he went to England and wrestled at the National- Sporting Club of London. He has been adding to -the bank ac- count steadily ever since, having wrestled and staged it all over the world. His one revcrse.'in the Chicago match with Gotch, gave him a tempor- ary setback, but he ims been coining money during the, past year. Gotch is rt-orth several hundred thousands of dollars. He owns thousands of acres jof land all over the country, and has rj always been a" very shrewd investor. jlle doesn't need to wrestle to make money, and his return to the pad after announcing a permanent retirement is a surprise. Probably Gotch couldn't alt down and: let all the money slip by when he saw how Hackensch'midt Zbyszko arc cleaning up on' his Your Headquarters for 1910 0 Financial Statements and Auditors' Reports, and for 1911 Booklets, Folders, An- nouncements, Circulars, Blotters, etc. and he never will. ,n av.s.on Geor8c Dison should be placed at the head. I "I have had W mc wh- I No one who did not see "Little not retire, sayinp I had gained V The champions were badly, I am far from a by St. Michael's College, cf IA am lar irom bnfc {ha. proreg tho Canadians are a great deal strong- i er thin any seven in the League. The St. Michael's is so fast thn-. Jhe HACK FAILED Chicago, Jan. what a great battler he was. Nest him comes Abe Attell and then Terry McGovern, but the latter pair fought in limited round bouts, in nice, warm, THE HERALD JOB DEPT. Particular Printina For Particular People ;