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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 15, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE DAI LY HERALD Wcrtnesdny. January 15,1S)13. ALL THE LOCAL AND WORLD'S FOREMOST EVENTS INTERNATIONAL BASEBALL LEAGUE IDEA IS REVIVED Union League Likely to Blow up and U That is the Case Montana Gties Will Turn; Toward .�� i Alberta to Form League; The time has come to talk basehall. It is seasonable now for the big guns of the game to open fire. Each year, for tihe last two, about this time something other than a keg of nails is opened up whereby Lethbridge will be on the baseball map again. The 1913 fuliBade has �opened in unexpected style and gives broad avenues of hope, notwithstanding the blighted dreams of the past which have given everyone here a tendency' to treat everything pertaining to the possibility of Lethbridge being In the professional baseball ranks again, with a certain feeling of doubt. i This morning Mr. C. J. Eckstorm, the man who has always stood behind tho gunB in local sport, received a communication from the baseball headquarters of four principal Montana cities and the four leading Alberta cities, posed of four principal Montana cities and the four leading Algerta cities. In Montana, Great Falls, Butte, Helena and Missoula; In Alberta, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary and Edmnoton. The Union Association without its leader, the deceased John Lucas, is a very shaky affair and there is a great possibility of the league not materializing this year. If the Union association does not go to the wail, the international will not come to pass, but If it does, there are many excellent reasons for an International League being formed with assurance for its success. The following is the letter received by Mr. Eckstorm this morning from Montana, opening up the question: Great Falls, Montana, Jan. 13, 1913. Mr. C. J. Eckstorm: Dear Sir:-I am writing you on behalf of the Great Falls baseball association, in regard to securing your support in forming an International league. The league to consist of Lethbridge, Calgary,' Edmonton and Medicine Hat on the Canadian side and Missoula, Helena, Butte and Great Falls In the U. S. A.  In such a league a great natural rivalry would exist and the territory would not be prohibitive. t The directors of the Union Association meet in Butte on January 22nd, aiid two cities must be added in order to break the long jump to Salt Lake and Ogden, othefwise the league cannot survive. If these two cities are added the Union association will probably esist as an eight club circuit. Please let me know your sentiments on this matter so we will know what actions to take at our meeting. I am also writing the other Canadian cities. Yours truly, H. H. HESTER. This is.the league that C. J. Eckstorm attempted to promote two years ago at this time, but was unsuccessful in the attempt, being forestalled by the late Mr. Lucas, who coralled the field. Mr. Eckstorm is inclined to believe that an international league would be the most successful venture attempted in baseball in the west. "However, the league -must be sane on the salary limit and not attempt the absurd as they have been so wont to in the past," said Mr. Eckstorm, and he is of the opinion that the Montana cities have had enough experience to know what is right � Wallace Wheeler likes the look of the Internatioital, idea. "There is a great opportunity for a league in Alberta and Montana and If it doesn't come now, it is bound to come sooner or later," was the way the umpire put it. Train connections at the end of the week are not good. In making a jump from one side of the border to the other, Saturday would be taken up si ways on the road, there being no train service on Sunday. This would not be a serious drawback if the schedule is arranged to meet the conditions. Sunday Ball ."; A feature of the International league is the Sunday ball permitted in Montana. The greatest crowds turn out on Sunday" oyer there, which helps the league's finances not a little. All the teams in the league would benefit by this as well as Montana clubs. Tihe next thing of importance is how. will Lethbridge support a professional ball team. That is the least of the worries at.present. If the league is formed and is formed rigsht, Lethbridge will be there when the curtain rises. DISTRICT LEAGUE HOCKEY TONIGHT The first District league hockey match of the season to be played here, is billed for tonight at the Lake, when Bow Island, and the local District leaguers-the Sporting Goods-hook up with the Bow Island septette. Bow Island has developed some speed- as a hockey town, and the Islanders are coming here to win. It will be the business of the local septette to put a crimp in the aspirations of the invading speed merchants, and they think they can do it. A hustling game is anticipated. AFTER COLLEGE PITCHER-MAY PUT CHASE ON SECOND- MOVIES WANT ORANGE GROVE SCENES CURLING HOOT, MOM, HOOT Coom, Tin awa' frat weenter ba* An' pesky magnates fechtin', Ccom break awa' frae thot an' a� The bu' con they be wrechtin'. The loch's embossed by weenter's frost. An' bankers, lairds, an' cotters- All Scotia's sons be slidin' tons O' stane so'er frozen waters. An' ye w'uld send mair gracefu' bend Than any peetcher hurlin', Come ye aroon, we'll show ye soon The bonny skill in curlin'. The nechts he cauld, bat e'en the auld Hae naething tae be fearin', We hae a drap or twa on tap That's warmin' weel as cheerin'. . -Chicago Tribune. Close Games Last Night The games at the rink last night were not all close, but the majority of them were, and all games made keen fun tor the players. The -results were as follows: N. T. Macleod 6 J. Reid 6 J. Bruce 4 Hamilton 5 Glenister 8 Clark 12 Jas. Aird 0 R. R. Macleod 5 Dr. Stewart 7 Wanless 1 Simpson G Jackson 6 Would Revive Boxhjg Here Lethbridge, at one time-in the days j Mr. Doherty likes the $100 license. It keeps the cheap element out, he said, and with the line of boxers that have connections with him he believes that he could popularize the Queensbury game to such an ^xtent here that the license would be but a trifle. Mr. Doherty is .dead on the square, and has never'been connected with any shady affairs yet pulled off in these parts, and he has been behind a good many. Mr. Doherty would be welcome to get Into the prompting end of boxing here, and he is the stamp of man needed. He is here looking ov�t the field possibilities, and.; is favorably impressed so far. ' Two new rinks wer^ added to class B last night, which bespeaks of the Jure of the roarin' game-, and its growing popularity here. The new rinks will piay for the first time tonight. The personnel is as follows : H. A. McKillop, skip; Wni. Maxwell, W. Andersen, A. Hayr; R. S. Smith, skip; J. M. Aitken, C. R. Young, Raworth. Big Program Ahead of its more vigorous youth-bid fair to become noted on the pugilistic map as a place of some importance. Many good bouts 'were held here. Some good talent in those days came here to box, but with them came the rabble of the game. It got so that the rabble ruled, then the police stepped la and cleaned out the whole works by Imposing a license of $100 on any who wanted to try fisticuff*. The game hae been dead for some years now, (but there is a revival in sight. Jack Doherty, of Milk River, a boxing promoter of some note, has it doped out that Lethbridge is due. The knights of the besom anl stane have great faith in the weather holding out to their liking for some days j yet and forthwith have mapped out a program of games that will permit jot" no breaks, and will keep up the , interest at fever heat from now until Chicago, Jan. 14.-Frank Chance, centra] figure in the biggest baseball deal of history, is on his way home to Glendora, Cal., after passing four strenuous days in Chicago. The peerless leader received a tetegram from his wife shortly before boarding the train, telling him there were hopes of saving a large part of the orange grove which had been reported dam- j aged by the frosts. | Chance will remain in California ; .\*x>ut three weeks to straighteu out j his business affairs. He expects to be ' back in Chicago about Feb. 9, and PTobably will remain here for a day i or two, then go to New York to begin his new duties. During the period before the departure of his athletes for Bermuda the peerless leader will undergo treatment by a specialist in New York to learn whether his old affliction will return. If he finds that he has regained his health Chance may reconsider and play first base again, providing Hal Chase is able to cover second. Chance Wants Pitcher Carlo Among the members of his team Chance expects to get Anthony Carlo, the Wendell Phillips High school pitch er who made the enviable record of winning 3S out of 42 games last year. The Newark club, of which Charles Ebbets, boss of the Brooklyn club, and H. C. Smith of Chicago, are the owners, will give Carlo the rights of a free agent. Carlo formerly was wi-.li the Newark International league club, but was ;h doing at w.c. meeting at eoi Magnates Will Make Tour Province to Enlist Cities for New League-Lethbridge and Medicine Hat Wanted in Line as Expected (Special to the Herald). Euiaonlon, Alia., .ran. U. - The annual meeting of the Western Can-| ad� Baseball league, which was held here this evening was one of the quietest ever held in the history of �the league. It was one of those very long drawn out meetings and was adjourned at a little after 11 o'clock. The delegates present were :. President Dewar, Secretary F. H. MOPhel-son, Tom Gactz and \V. A. Moore, of Red Deer, Frank Gray and Geo. Horner, of Edmonton, and Sam Savage, of Calgary. The most important business transacted during the meeting was the decision reached that it would be in the interests of the league to make � trip through the pro |again. Whether they will or not is only a matter of conjecture as possibly Bill Rothwell is jiist planning for a free advertising campaign. However, Sam Savage and Krank Gray will leave on their mission lour shortly after the bonspicl. They will first lake in Red Deer, Lethbridge, and the rest of the cities, rt is planned to go to Prince Albert to look over the situation there, as it is quite possib'c tin'1' a team could be placod in that city. I - THE SALARY LIMIT The question of the salary limit was also brought up. According to the last ruling of the National Commission the limit in a Class D league, is $1,200. In th's part of the LETHBRIDGE MARKETS Elevator Prices Hon I thy advances arc noticeable toda you the loca grain market, which lias, fof tho. p:is;t day or two, been im-UBUally quiet. There are no changes in tho prices cm other commodities. Elevator Prices No. I Northern.......... 0(i No. 2 Northern.......... 051 No. " Northern.......... 5* No. 1.................. 5.1 No. f>.................. �)� No. 1. Alberta Red........ GI No. 2 Alberta Ited........ til No. I! Alberta Ited ......... fv7 No. 1 Alberta Red........ 51 No. 5 Alberta Hod........ 4(> WEDNESDAY'S WHEAT MARKETS vince with a view to getting some country it is impossible to kren a of the cities interested so that either team going and give the f;-.ns the a six or eight club circuit could be right kind of ball on $1,200. It was formed. i suggested that a limit of $1,500 be Last year the league consisted ot made exclusive of the nvana-ror's sal~ but four teams and it is a well known fact that every team in the, league went heavily behind financially. Sam Savaee says that the Calgary team lost in the neighborhood of $7,000 ; Red Deer went in for abo t $5,000, while Bassano and Edmonton were also heavy losers. The four club league never was a success and never will be, accord'ng; to the baseball men. Letters of personal assurances have been received by the league of-1 ficials that Lethy-rrid continued cold. Cabins closed; Livtvuool, \'-s up: Paris, lVi lower; Merlin, V* tin; Budapest, % up; Anf.w. rn, I li lower. The opening and closing prices today were as follows: /heat- Open May............ S8% July............ '.HR: Oats- AI ay............ oSM- .luly............ :ui:'i r lax- Cloyi1 i�0 the big bonspiel, when thinrs will r0UI1(l i"T1 here tonight. Cross had hum in curling circles of this city i judge of what is wanted, and to try to carry out His 'orders i� a good ''%ilnt'iin:J'^eurler.' ' . Wed., Jan. 15, 7:15-McNabb vs. Boyd, Smith vs. Npursa, Nourse,. Nelson vs. Hamilton, McKillop vs. Glenister.. !):00-Stacey vs. Shepherd, N. T. McLeod- vs. Reid, Bruce vs. Close, Thurs., Jan. IB, 7:15-R. R. McLeod vs. Shepherd, Jackson vs. Nelson, Simpson vs. McKillop, Stewart: vs. Seatle. 9:00-McMabb vs. Aird, Smith vs. Hamilton, Nourse vs. Wan- . t -ham. Iess ' Winnipeg, Jan. 14.-After wrestling Fri., Jan. 17, 7:15-Smith .s. Wan- im\ �vf ,two hTrs *?d a fha'f-Jhe less, McKillop vs. Close, Bruce vs. match bet;veren fA1*f- Stewart, of Win-Glenister. 0:00-Simpaon vs. Seaile,: mpe& and Bert Simmons, of Moose N. T. McLeod vs. McNabb, Aird vs. Reid. Sat., Jan. 18, 7'30-^h^hard vs. Aird, Boyd vs. Reid, Close vs. Glen ister, R. R. McLeod vs. Bo/d cuv vs. N. T;. McLeod. Mon., Jan. 20, 7:15-N. T. McLeod vs. Shepherd, McvaM> vs. Stacey, Smith vs. Jackson. 9:00-Ste art REFEREE AND PRINCIPALS HAD SOME DIFF2RENCES Stewart and Simmons Each Secured a Fall in Bout at Winnipeg Jaw, was declared a draw. Each man i secured a fall, and the final fall did 1 not materialize owing to a mixup between the referee and the contestants ~Sta-. 80 "'at the official declared the match j a draw and declared all beta off. JACK JOHNSON MAY FORFEIT HIS $30,000 Negro Champion Couldn't Cross the Border-Back in County Jail-Asked Embarrassing Question About His Autos January ...... . . Jl)ti% 107',-j May.......... . . .� 73 k No. 5......... i;7 'i lit -.. No. ('.......... - n Winter Wheat- No. 1......... . . ,...... 82 M 7DH 75 No. 4......... Oats- No. 2 C. W..... ......., KU'i. Nc. 3 C. W. .... . . ... * . . -'SVj Ex. No. 1 Feed . . . ......... 29 Si No. 1 Feed...... 2SVj No. 2 Feed...... ... . . , 2S1- Barley- No. r.......... . . - . � " . . 4 4K No. 1 ..-..... 4 1 Rejected....... ........ 40 Feed........... ........ !'!' Flax- No. 1 N. W. C. ... ... ... ... 111214 Minneapolis Wheat May.......... July.......... Chicago - '->o% Wheat 'Jo July.......... :il !!fl OUR BROOMHALL LETTER Chicago, Jan. 15.-Tack Johnson, hesitated in his-reply a"d Mr. De-the nct;ro heavyweight pugilist, was w�ndy gave him his choice of be taken to the county jail here .last vs. Gtenister, Nourse vs. Clark, McKillop vs. Bruce, the rink Ul' Tues., Jnn. 21, 7:30-Aird vs. R. R. and cause uneven spots on the course of McLeod, Shepherd vs Boyd, Nelson vs. Nourss, Reid vs. McNabb. Wed., Jan. 22, 7:30 Mc il ot vs. Stewart, Sn>:th vs. Clark, S3-tle vs. Bruce. N'. T. McLeod vs. Boyd. Thurs., Jan. 23, 7:30-Stacey vs. Aird, . McNabb vs. R. R. M?Leod, Jac! son vs. Hamilton, Nelson vs. Smith. Fri., Jan. 24, 7:30--Stacey vs. Reid, Simpson vs. Close, Wanless vs. Nelson, McKillop vs. Seatle. ill A large catamount was killed on Lander's fa mi in Pusliueh ioiviiHhlo. ANGLO-SAXON TEAM WON SIX-DAY RACE Berlin, Jan. 14.-The Australian-American team, composed of Jackie Clark and Fred Hill, won the six-day bicycle race, which' ended tonight. Stoi and IvliCjU el finished second. The men were far behind the record. MANDOT AND MURPHY San Francisco, Jan. 15.-Joe Man-dot, of New Orleans, - and "Harlem Tommy" Murphy,' of ;New York, were matched yesterday, for' �., a twenty-round battle, tcHtake place .here on February _vf-; *N- : ..- ,� '.- night to await the judgment of Jud.^e Geo. A. Carpenter, of the United States District Court as to whether his bail bond of $30,000 should be forfeited. When the pugilist party reached held in a hotel in Chicago or bein, taken to jail. Johnson chose the jail. He was � allowed.to take,his wife h4. and �l�elln�d to 03%. Oats were quiet, duj-, eased off with May started unchanged to '�> do'wn at 34 to -33%#3-1, and Hold to 33�i 55 35 4739 ;