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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 17, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta Page THE LETIIBRIDGE DAILY HERALD Tuesday, January 17, TheRing LANGFORD IX GOOD FORM MAKES PUNCHING BAG dF AN- OTHER COLORED GENT N, Jan. Lang- ford made his last appearance fii the nng here tonight before- sailing for Europe. He appeared in. a bout with i-'red Atwater. is a. bigger negro, but had no chance. Laiig'ord pJayed with him in the first two rounds, even dropping his guard. He then punched Atwater and in the third round floored h5ci with a terrific punch. The bout was so one-sided that it was stopped there. TO FIGHT AGAIN AT SWEET GRASS ROY GEORGE AND K10 BURNS MAY COME TOGETHER NEXT MONTH Coutts, Jan. to an THE HERALD'S IN COMPETITION Athletics SIIRUBB IS AS GOOD AS EVER GREEN CURLERS NOVICE LOCAL BESOM AND STANE STONE ARTISTS PLAY TOGETHER The novices at the curling rink have uanded themselves together and are putting through a bouspiel of their i own. Twenty are entered in single! announcement just made, an attempt j competition. The first same has A funny story is going the rounds eve, to Sweet Grass in order that they might repeat the performance on more a week equal footing, and it is hoped before a larger crowd than could breast the blizzard of December 31st. P. J. Nich-. ols, "of the Uncle :3am Hotel, is the leader in the movement, and says that the date set for the boui will probably be February 22nd. One of the features of tbe New Year's con- test was ttie poor condition of the defeated man, and, in the coming con- test, it is confidently expected that he will give George a much harder run, with good chance of reversing the de'cision. interest in athletics has been stirred up among the men of the town and spirited sparring engagements are- carried on nightly. There has been some talk of forming a club to equip a gymnasium. played as time permits during this The draw in this competition fol' lows: Preliminary Round vs Rome: Courtice vs Stewart. First Round was at'bat with two on bases and two out. He made a wallop at the ball, and, although it looked as if it would go a mile. Joe Ward managed to knock it down. Collins saw that it would be close play at first and start- ed to slide for the bag. But he slid a foot and then stuck. His roily polly front, was the. obstacle. Jimmy Hockey BATTLE ROYAL EXPECTED TONIGHT Baseball WADDELL AN INDOOR SHARK Kansas City, Jan. Frank Gotch tonight agreed to meet Henry Ordeman in a finish match 'at Convention .hall here Feb. 3th. LONGBOAT WAS RUN OFF HIS FEET AT 1.20.00 2-5 Alf Shrubb, the famous English run- ner, simply' ran Longboat, tbe Can- adian Indian, off his feet, In the 15- iai'le race at Duquesne Garden, Plttg- j burg, last week. Longboat was a I trifle over two-laps behind Shrubb at j the end, and Surubb finished the 15th 'mile in the wonderfully fast time of one hour, 25 minutes and 2-5 seconds. There was never a time when Sbrubb _ did not have'his race well in hand. ,1, I At the end of but one aiile, the four'tb, ..jjdid he permit'Longboat to lead him; I a tho sixth mile Shrubb gained one and held this" advantage to tbe 1. .The order were finish- follows: First, 4.44; second, 9.43 j2-5; third, 14.50 2-5; fourth. 2000 4-5; A j. A l'firih' slxth. 4-5; seventh, 13S.32 1-5; eighth, 40.53; ninth, 'GOTCH GETS INTO TRUNKS Davidson vs Rea; Asquith vs-Sc'jtt, squirmmed and splashed, pawed and vs Virtue: Ives vs Goode; Baw- kicked, but the bay window stuck fast NELSON KNOCKS AD. WOLGAST FORMER CHAMPION IS WILLING TO BET KNOCKOUT BROWN CAN BEAT Chicago, Jan. "Wolgast is a .dainty little powder puff champion, deh vs Ingram vs Anderson- -McEachern vs Cope; H. Young vs Jackson. The following matches were played last night: Oliver vs Seatle, 13 to S. Freeman vs Aird, 11 to 10. Johnson ys Scott, 6 to 14. This latter match will not be count- ed irt the official record as the regu- lar teams were not able to play. wmie the players and fans roared. Abe Attell may visit Paris this win- ter, also London. If he goes to the British metropolis the National Sport- ing club and Promoter Hugh Mcln- tosh will try to arrange a fight be- tween the American featherweight champion, and Jem Driacoll. Attell is I after the money and isn't, afraid of The draw for tonight is: E. U. Ry-JDriscoll, or Freddie Welsh, for that lands vs X. McLeod; Scott vs. John- matter, so that if the offers ar'e'-'big scon; G. W. Robinson vs G. S. Sta- cey. RING NOTES Owen Moran is in Chicago filling a theatrical engagement. Knock-out Brown and Tommy Mur- 'and I will bet S5.000 that' Knockout phy are booked for a 10-round go in Brown can beat said Battling today. "As a champion, Wol- :gast- is'a joke. "It has been a-year his title, yet. not once has he defended it. If he were a' real fighter he would be independently rich today. Instead all he has to show is a' nickelodeon, in Cadillac, worth about 52.50." Nelson said that he made the offer to back Brown against Wolgast in good faith. Ha -will put up the money any time, he said. If- Wolgast will not fight Brown, Nelson said he would light him himself .and bet him ,or "any part of it on the side. New York on January 26. Boh" Deady says that he go sun- ning -after Jack Johnson this year with A! Kaufman, first with a short bout to feel out tie qualities of the Tex- an, BETWEEN BANKERS AND OTTA- WAS IN REGULAR CITY LEAGUE MATCH Tnere is a real live clash promised at the rink tonight" when the Bankers and Ottawas meet. The Bankers have such a .vision of victory born of confidence in their superior prowess as to make the issue in their favor beyond a doubt. The Ottawas have equal confidence of pulling through as winners, and judging by the game they put up at the North Ward rink last night with tfte team over there the Bankers will nave to battle every inch of the way before they emerge victorious tonight. Tne game commences at eight o'clock. FAMOUS PITCHER FANS 25 MEN IN ROCHESTER GAME Rochester, N. Y., Jan. sent from the major leagues to the eastern, back to the big show, into the American associat thence to the St. Louis Americans, is the nroud holder of a new record at indoor baseball. In a game here Sat- urday he fanned 25 men in nine in- nings. He pitched a team included Wiltse, Magee, Zimmerman and others, against an- other team of big league players man- aged uy Joliu. former manager of the Cincinnati Reds. The Stars won. 9 to 0. WORKS OUT IN CHICAGO A. HAS SPEED .Chicago, Jan, Gotch A. into his togs this morning i cago ;ot at the Chi- 2-5; tenth, eleventh, 57.14 1-5; twelfth, 1.02.56; thirteenth, 1.0S.32 2-5; fourteenth, 1.14.05 3-5; fifteenth, J.20.00 2-5. TAFT HOLDS ATHLETIC OFFICE of Accepts Honorary Presidency 'Olympic Games New York, Jan. E. Sul- associaition -gymnasium jiivan, secretary, of- the America :Alym- wrestled four short snappy games committee, announced that ana I win- j Taft has accepted the post ning all four in a short space of time. honorary president of the American The Iowa farmer declared it was tbe committee. first time he had engaged in this form of 'sport for. eight months. The cham- pion warmed uy for an hour or more in one. of, the handball courts, and then j came out and started a little xew York, Jan. to with the Kansas City wrestler. Ue figures just issued by the Irish- SHEPPARD BEST Carl Morris, who is known as the Oklahoma Giant, is anxious to meet Jim Barry and Tony Ross. He saw them fight to a draw the other night and says he can lick them both. Mor- ris is very popular in the southwest and is likely to soon be under the man- agement of Jim Corbett. enough he may consent to show how he can hit, step and get away. Philadelphia Jack O'Brien has put the ban on hugging and stalling be- tween boxers at his club in the Quak- er City. What's, the idea, Mr. Oh, course. Naturally it would be that: "Do as I tell you; not as.I do." When moving pictures of tlie con- test between Philalelphia Jack O'Brien and Tommy twenty round affair, ending in a presen- ted in New York, the lecturer, describ ing the bout as it went along, "re- marked at an interesting period; "They are now fighting like a couple FAST GAME IN NORTH WARD NO TEST FOR UMPIRE'S EYES They passed most of the time on the American A. C., Melvin Sheppard was mat trying out different grips and the i the greatest 'local athlete' in 1910, ease with which Gotch broke but of j which practically' means that "Peer- holds and the vise-like manner injicss was the.greatest of all ath- which he held his opponent showed ;i0tes in that year.- Sheppard'leads the that he had lost none energy ist.-of winners with-a that made him heavyweight champion of the world. T- v BOWLERS TALK OF NEW SYSTEM OF SCORING A new system of scoring the game of tenpins is being agitated in New York and the East, and is apt to take definite form at any Hire, The proposition will be to reduce the chances of accident and too much good or ill tuck by something like the following: Perfect score, 200. .Each frame or box is to be Independent and finished in itself. .There is no back "filling" or doubling or tripling. Each frame of a or of a team is completed and countable to that point to date, an excellent idea for snowboard scores, et- pecielly at national tournaments. A strike counts 20 all; a spare made by 9 on the first ball counts 19, made by 8 en the first ball counti 18, made by 77 on first ball counts 17, etc. A split or a miss counts all you get, as at present. of enraged tigers." Whereupon an inconsequential, un- convinced souse well down in front piped out: 'Tartners for the next Owen Moran .says he would much rather meet Champion .Wolgast in the United States than in England. He is much like other fighters. They all burn "a lot of hot air in abusing and belittling their opponents. Says the cocky little Englishman: "This chap Wclgast don't want to fight me nor does he.want to fight any one un- less handed all the money, and a big lot of it, and at the same time have double assurance that his opponent will be chloroformed the instant he steps into the ring. Why, his answer to the proposition from London to fight me provided he gels of the ?iu.OGO offered, no matter whether he gets a win, draw or a lose is one of the most laughable things I have heard in some time." With becom- ing modesty Moran asserts that he is of a better drawing card than Wolgast. "6 OTTAWAS AND PLAYED A TIE GAME It is not generally understood that there is in North Ward a hockey team of some class. Last night the West- minsters and the Ottawas came to- gether on the rink before quite a number of enthusiasts and a game, was played that compared fav- orably; with any games seen., on this side of the track. It was a clean, close and exciting game, resulting in a draw of 3-3. The Ottawas took, the lead in the the .two first goals. Tben Norith Ward .showed their fight- ing qualities and scored three straight, with North Ward; leading by a goal -McCiuirs slid the :puck "into the net for the Ottawas and tied-the score. The team's lined.-up.as follows: Nichols: point, Wil- son; cover, Home; rover, McGuire; centre, right, Howard; left, cronknite. Westminsters McCulloch; goal watson, point; >IcKeown, rover Stewart, centre: Kennedy, left wing Wright, right wing. PRESIDENT LYNCH SAYS HIS MEN ALL HAVE OPTICAN'S CERTIFICATES New York, Jan. latest news from the baseball front is effect that the eyes of umpires 'will not be officially examined by the Na- tional league next season, in spite of all the columns which have been printT ed on this subject. No less person- age than Thomas J. Lynch, president of the National League, is authority for this.statement.- "They all have certificates from their said Mr. Lynch. Mr. Lynch in the course of his dis- cussion, cast a prophetic eye into the future and dwelt upon the popularity of the game last year. "Baseball drew greater crowds last year than ever be- he said, "not only in the cities where the teams had permanent places in the peasant, all over the circle, because the majority of second 1 division clubs could be depended upon; to give the leaders a hard Lussle at any stage of the game. Teams Biat were weak last year have been streng- thened and 1 look for: an even closer race in 1911.'' MEMORIAM The. pun falls on the pencil point, The quip is left unsaid, The idle thought is'cast aside In presence of the dead. The task erstwhile, a pleasant one, .Becomes a ban imposed, that always smiled re- sponse To what they read are closed.- To know him was world and more, His friendship was a balm, Whose merry word could turn regret, Into a hopeful calm. He fought] his battles fair and square, He lived and died a. man An honest life, his highest goal.' Peace rest Sullivan! -r- 1S2 points. .Martin Sheridan, .-world's champion, discus thrower., and all round athlete, was only two points behind Sheppard, he having garnered a total of 120 points the year. Dan Ahearn, the. scored 116, and -John Flanagan, than whom there is none-better with. the hammer, tallied altogether 111. LAMY SUCCESSFULLY- DEFENDS SKATING TITLE Chicago, Jan. Laniy of :Saranac N.- Y., successfully defended his title of- American-amateur .skating champion winning the three title events in the internation- al races here. Lamy won the quarter -mile race, in the mile in 3.09, and the two mile In: 6.3G 2-5. .T T T 1 T T T jr, J_ _T ,_. OTTAWA CLUB GETS FINED FOR NOT LIVING UP TO THE RULES OF THE ASSOCIA- TION Montreal. Jan. Quinn Death of One of the World's Greatest Tennis Players (London Chronicle) Mr. Reginald Frank Doherty, the famous lawn tennis short- ly after 1 o'clock yesterday morning rvt his residence, 4, Albert Rail-man- sions, S.W., a few hours after he had returned from home in a critical con- dition from Switzerland, where he had been sent by his medical adviser. The deceased had suffered for a number of years from an internal complaint The remains will be interred In Put- ever important or close the match he was taking par In. Even in that sen- sational all-England doubles final, 1903. 1904, 1905. National Hockey Association! o has imposed a fine of on the Uttawa hockey club for failing to con- rorrn to the rules of the association. There Is a provision in the rules; tnat each club shall file its contracts j I any time before playing its fourth' :-----------------i game. After the match with Quebec j The failure in 1902 Jon Saturday notice be given by! Football WOOLWICH WON London, Jan. postponed cup tie game between Clapton Orient and Woolwich on formers' grounds, resulted in a win for Woolwich by ENGLISHMAN ISSIJES. CHALLEGE; New York, Jan. novel challenge has reached America from 'Charles Wilson, the all round champion of Manchester, Eng- land, bidding for a match with any all round.athletic in the Unittd States for the championship of tha world. -The contest he pro- poses inc'udes almost everything in track athletics, also takes In sv.'imiriir.g, cycling, roving and tumbling. Suggestions for various events as follows: Swimming, one half mile; rowing, one-fourth mile; plunging, of one minute duration; running, 100 yards and one walking, one mile; 120 yards hurdles, shot put, hammer high jump, running broad jump, one forward spring jump, and ten forward spring jumps with weights, three forward spring jumps without weights, five backward jumps-with wfiights, and cycling from five to ten miles. Kid Lavigne and Battling Nelson Examples of Pluck was brought about by F. L. Riseley' ijuinn that Ottawa had not fulfilled and S. H. 5mitht.the pair wbo beat the when he and his brother, "H. L." were j brothers in the subsequent challenge "em i t t1 W! A to defeat by the sensa-j round at 1 efforts of F. L. Riseley, -R_ 'smashed" in tional physical whose partner was S. H. Smith, the graceful "R. F." was always his calm and dignified self through an exceed- ingly trying ordeal. On thftt occasion the wonderful Judg- ment and science of the two greatest Wimbledon. played for Cambridge v. Ox- ford In 1S95 and 1S96 (what a power he was in his 'Varsity for Surrey In 1S96 and 1897. for England T. Ire- land in 1S97, and against America in 1902-3. His 5Ist of triumphs is almost interminable. Ke, along with "H. of liwn tennis brothers was beaten hrcr. the doubles of America In 1902-3. down by tho astounding agility of Rise- jley, a player who hnd just previously ney Yale Cemetery at 3.45 p.m., on lost lhe 8i-ngles ..n T'orciny.. A memorial service will be 1.- In Holy Trinity Church, Prince Co-i.orl-road, S.Wj, at 2 o'clock. It is possible that no lawn tennis player will go through so long a career having made fewer Indifferent strokes If there existed a cinematograph rec- ord of one matches ic of R. F. Dohorty's closest Mrs- Sterry) from it is probable that you would i singles from 1S99 the covered conns doubles champion- ship (also with 4rH. from 1S9S to 1903 inclusive, covered courts mix- ed doubles (with Miss Cooper, now 189S to 1900, Irish to 1901, Irish dou- the requirements. OFFERS TO BET When is a man gr.rae in tho ring? The usual answer will be: "When he is getting -walloped all over the came in for a world of censure. How- ever, he knew his man better than any one else and the famous battle at i ?.IaspethT L. I., was fought December ed arena, but persists in sticking to 2> Both men u.ere tnxjned lo the battle and trying bis best to hand one over on his opponent." This is tbe minute, wil.h Walcott considerably tho heavier. From tbe tap of the gong all right so far as it goes, but the real !r- lhe fim thc colored wonder THAT RENFREW HAS NOT EX- dePEnds CEEDED THE SALARY LIMIT how far the bout has progressed be- fore this unmerciful punching takes i place. Almost any boxer will take Kenfrew, Jan. renlv to many! Tf -X i .....C tPmomo nr i considerable punishment during the went after his light opponent and rain- ed in punches which many heavy- weights had found it impossible to stand. r Lavigne did not falter, but kept bor- not the case, for a return When the latter asked match the "Kid" was willing and tho battle was fought Oc- tober 29. 1S97, at San Francisco. It lasted 12 rounds, with Lavigne the winner. Walcott never afterward ex- pressed and desire for the game of the one and only Kid. Battling Nelson is the other exam- ple of gameness. Nelson won most of his battles after it seemed impossible for any human being to stand the walloping he was getting. His oppon- be able to closely exassir.e each Tithe Pftitjwv wceptJonal reach of J competitive triumphs started at Dnrlng Ws Tatter years falling health arm, rtrengft.aiid jth0 of H, when he won a boys' sin-1 had affected his cowers, and be took a glcs at ucnaudno. His first victory I great likinp to golf. At tho latter game XKXUI; uiui most pmceful, correct, and, possibly, mcst player !n the reoord- od hUtory of tfce jiso. Ho always sectaod to ftare o '.or more ionjwr In 'Wfclc3l to znake bla return stroket than any of almost trillJant one ever i ME In the All-England singles was -won at tho age of 23, (In and ho hold the title of singles champion for four years, boins beaten by A, Gore, In 1801. WIti, hte brother, "17. L.." tho de- ceased player won the Ail-England ,hlia ?7f 1898, IfiOO, ISOls handicap 4. "R. F." made very rapid progress, for although he started b.ut four years ago hie handicap during the last year or so was down to 2. Ho won sever- al events at Canton, near Scarborough and tn ho secured the Gordon- Bonaett Cop at when hit the Renfrew club has tne salary limit, Martell, well known shojng or the real grit is shown when a h out Town club has exceeded the National League salary limit. over negro from head to ally when the .white lad and _ ___ __ _______ Creamery i but evcr to mix and force the (strive much longer, the biowg of Wai- issue. That bulldog courage and dojcott began-to show, signs of losing or die spirit within him will not down, Sieam and he took to resting as much T, reai genuine sru is snown wnen a man heels. Finally when the .wnitt 10wn Renfrew gumshoe agent, has fflagbtt say 15 or 20 roundS] teatea' beyond recognition with a defy of SrtO to anyone Jng Iots of punishment all the did r.ot seem possible he1 an prove that the Creamery j fcut evcr to mix and force the tnntrpr tho blows of MALLEN RELEASED BY RENFREW Renfrew, Jan. Mallen has been handed his release according to a story that was handed out by the Quebec management' after Inst night's .game. The former Ottawa rovor failed to come up to thc expec- tations of the Ancient- City manage- ment as regards his hockey kbility. ing in with arms going like flails, and j cnts would" get discouraged at their inability to stop him, and from then on it was simply a'mat'ter'of how much longer It would take the Durable Dane to get the. right punch over. Martin Canole, who hammered Bat all over the ring for 17 rounds, only to be knocked o.ut in the ISth, was once heard to say: "I hit Nelson so hard moiter uiows are sent hia way The only time he stops is when the. referefi tolls tbe fatal 10 over his pros- trate body. Two great examples of tbia division. One of them is George (Kid) jthe satisfaction of having the referee'an opponent" as the boring-ln tactics ot Lavlgno would permit. Never for a moment, however, did tho latter let up, and along about the 12th round the tide It was in the finallv had of battle began to turn. vnisr'nt i intft rnnnd that Laviff the jar hurt my pwn shoulders, but to no a-ail. I niight as well have been a stone wall, as he paid no attention to the punches, but kept wading In. The stoutest lieart will set hnltHne: with such Lavigne, who sent -Toe WaJcott down to defeat twice when the Barbados giant-killer was in his prime. Lavigne feared no man in thc ring, and who- ever his manager. Sam matched him against. declare him the winner. He had ac- complished what biggor men had fail- ed to -Toe Walcott. Many would have thought Lavigno n Fitzpatrick, perfectly satisfied with this ono ox- j poundage thc wonderf.ii! j "Kid" was willing to battio. When far more It was gamenesa that played tho most Important-part in Nelson's rise and maintenance of the lightweight championship. Other men of his go could hit. harder and were cisver. b.ut thr-y lacked the was stamina and grit necessary in made, admirers of Lavlgno were loud I the first match with Wnlcott in their protestations, and FiUpatrickjperience with Walcoit, hut such wasjjourney to ihw too. ;