Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 23, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE LETHBIUDtifc DAILY HERALD Moiiclay, January THE ZIMMERMAN DEAL MADE FUSS WITH SASKATOON SPORTS n W. C. L MEETING TO BE IN WINNIPEG NEXT MONTH PRESIDENT ECKSTORM HELD ALL TRUMPS Baseball FEW BALL "FINDS" PROVE VALUABLE YOUNft TKXAN TOUTED AS 1911 TO PLAY FIRST FOR WHITE Tfce Muratl MMoa for talk of darfvl for ffcaiBptoeahlp play it on, and on MMf- Already, the itiners.- riM Mi vottiM of the trainict ftot MUted for of the dans are talking OTTAWAS WINNERS OF A STUBBORN CONTEST Ottawa, Jan. the most siubtornly contested struggle wit- nessed in Ottawa since tbe menior- A .-si (he Kenora This- ity of defeat by the team, which had succumbed before the Wanderers. Le- seur, however, rushed out and effect- ed the most sensational save pi his career, Lalonde throwing up his hands IT csEccr, Laionae iiuowing up nis nanus in 1305, the Ottawa Houey team ift despajr as he reaUzed lhat thc Qt_ defeated the Cacadiens of Montreal j tawa goaier had robbed him of .in- at the local arena Saturday night. It [dying fame. Subsequently the (it- was not 'until twenty minutes over- time" cad beea played that the peer- less aggregation which wears the red tawas pulled together and attacked the citadel of the habitants with such speed and determination was a question oi time when they by various and black succeeded itt vanquish.; snould setlie lhe issue. Condition are about ing the tast Frenca-Candians, a had a lot io do with the disposition AM min will bare to br Jack Darrash carromin? against I of the spoils, for while both teams -pserioux are invari- wfc: The Qnal score to Seven p Ably which, the greatest thousand spectators witnessed the on paper. Nor is game which for excitement had any- fe year after year a thing previously played this season tutt of tiew "finds" Wow completely eclipsed. It was ceriain- season and ]r..the fastest, though not- the most last teton attrr exhausted to the point oi drop- the Ottawas io the overtime when the gaire was. really won and lost, exhibited the greater staying powers. It was nevertheless a. grand showing Tor the French-Canadians in Ottawa a great victorv Jor the tiM uuu urceact taey cam been shipped, -pliant'exhibition ever played in Ot- bf for the com- ia Texf secured L of the West- by President Cosiisker of Scr. tawa. Close, hard checking, coupled with Jhe remarkable speed of tbe vis- itors made it absolutely impossible for the homesters to scintillate with its usual team work. The Canadians home team. The Hce-up was as follows goal1; Lake, point; Shore, cover Darragh, rover i; centrer. Ridpath, right wing; Kerr, left- wing. goal Laviol- Jcaes ii ioreed as have never been able to wear medals One of his tor combinations or three or four men ette, point; Pitrie, cover Lalonde. rover r, Bernier, centre Payan, right '.Tnak the former attack svsteni, which the Ottawas are Sci pterer, who, when he left tie developing, thus on this ac- rijor faxce, a record for j was a struggle, in which ef- ia. abmc every potittoa forfc Puriouslr fast at Imrly or otier aU tlise' u s BO otter ia talked of now as the p tit flrn of Sox nerc sea- son It is a ons is needed, for this, petition- Jiggs Dona- hue, time back, sent word to that he TFoold like to have UT at his old. position. Ke -Kin be given, s. chance if he -sncis to liia but. thc chances that he hold domi the joh durinjr the year do not look too rosy to mme. Blackbnme the beauty" of the Sox, to secure ?rhose services a year afo there considerable 'wracsliac, is another piayer who has been spoken, of ax the first baseman for tie Sox, cosing season. There much chance of his be- It position, however. FaHa ta Stow ClaM Phrltunn did not near coase cp to year.-HpireTsr, Man- itfll bac hopes. Those bMO. of late by a, let- tar iroH BJaekbnme in -which, the iai- ttf mrt he is right back in shape to Jlay. at the top of his fonn. tfle nok iul1 wing Pouiin, left wing. Bowie, Montreal. 1 rally oi ois in the tsird period, the overtime .and the dram-itic climax rr which followed the breaking oi the tie, contnhnting to a gasne which is "f not likely to be forgotten tor years i to come. In the third session and [T even in. the nrst minute of the extra I period, it- looked as though the Ot- i tawas were doomed to defeat. Onlv J, tie phenomenal -work, of .Leseur and Nash saving the locals. Ou one occa- Vi- sion "Xewsy" Lalonde of the visitors, 4- codzec both Shore and Lake and dash ed in on Leseur. Had Lalonde scored j -r everything would have been over and i -r the Ottawas would have beea obliged i to suffer on their own ice, the humil- j >r MAY PROTEST GAME Ottawa, Jan. protest may -be registered with President Quinn in re- gard to overtime played, nec- essary to decide Saturday's Ottawa Canadian same, in which the locals battled twen- ty minutes and twenty sec- onds overtime before the winning goal was notched. According to Ed. SL an _officer tbe Canadians, acted as timer. French Can- adian management my enter a formal protest. HOODOO STILL THWARTS THE QUEBECTEAM Quebec, Jan. .were He had unable to pry themselves apart trom bad kaee and bad been -rearing a. plaster cast. This as has been able and his knee should he as ever by the time the season; the hoodoo iBSuence, which the Wan- derers always ejcert upon them, and earritd on during- tee holiday was the sale of the St Louis and the attempt to select a for rie coming seasoa. It isterettias to know what the IT for, bnt this is pro'o- mbly aifcnaatios. that U held only by isser JL lot of per- to knoT ail the and konr the deal made, and tbe of it. This JB all Athletics rcade, the general opinion was that they have made the visitors hustle harder to win and that thev would have had to score more games locals were accordingly beaten bv i than they did to come out ahead. THP score of 5 goals to.3., It is a srn-1 Wanderers did not give evidence that fact that the Quebec team.'they had gone back to any great e.v- tent, and they put up a hard, plug- ging game, keeping even with Quebec in the early stages and pulling ahead in the latter. The game was fast and exciting at all times, and in doubt for a long period, though there were a oi penalties, the ofrer.ccs were at various times beaten thf> best teams in the Dominion has never been able to pull off a vjctorv over the Wanderers, cither at home or abroad. Quebec played good hockey, hut in the judgnfcnt oi. hockey plavers, very bad judgment was exercised in taking serious, considering. The frowd og iiallen in the second period, this 1 which witnessed thc game packed thc taking place only five minutes afr-er j 'ink to capacity, and showed thc he- had scored one of. the prettiest j great hold which first-class hockey has goals of the match. He was.replace.! ion the local public. The line-up fay Joe Kail, who was utterly unable I Quebec Moran goal Power, to do anything, o-sing to his injured Point; Holden, cover Mallcn, rover shoulder, and who only lasted for centre-; Oatman, right wing brief tine. Joe Power then took his-McDonald, left wing. CHAMPION LAMY AGAIN IN TROUBLE Lam- chuaplon amateur skater, bas the displeasure of, the International Sfcuing Union, and Pres- idnt L Blaachard DM profeMionali fete MtoM fee retracts big de- for ntra at different nil bodr declared a profewtoaaj year, bet the ruling dM not rtftfid. Following- it Mr. BtUKfeard'i tttofran to John Hard- of tfct Saranac Lake Ctab, of wkica is a Haritor, Sartauac "R hvm prior ooiree- taat Laay Mkiog exor- CPMMW to attend cbampkm- Ciewetftnd and De- tnfc, Mpamtt contracts with TJatafe IM in mediate- If I flti! a telegraphic oa yrataMtoMiltm, aad trom farther anatear place, hut the latter could not warm up speedily enough high pitch at which the game was then travel- ling. While Quebec might not even have won had the changes not ieen Wanderers goal r, Marshall, point; Johnston, covert Glass, rov- er r, Russell, centre; Hyland, right wing Gardner, Left wsr.g. Gco. Cameron. A A. MACLEOD GAME NOT TONIGHT Macleod has asked for a. postponement of the game here tonight and tne Lethbridge executive has conceded. The game will not be played for at least a vreek. MACLEOD JUNIORS ISSUE CHALLENGE Tbe Maclecd Juniors chal- lenge any junior team in Letbbridge to two games of hockey. Home and home arrangements can -be made by writing to E. W. Clark, Macleod. Aha." AND OTTAWAS TOMORROW The Lawyers and Ottawas will come together tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock in a district league game. Bankers and the Westminsters Till play an exhibition game in Xorth xv'arfl tomorrow it is rumor.- STUART WILL PLAY Holding oat for over a month, Bruce Stuart has finally consented to play the Red White and Black, sev- en this winter and Saturday night Just previous to the beginning of the period, the executive announc- President Eckstorm Controlled the Situation in Spite of Calgary's Efforts Misleading Information of Western Canada League Meeting Was Given Out Curling The reports of the Western Canada League meeting emanat- ing from Calgary, where the magnates were in session Friday and Saturday were evidently steeped in the rankest kind of journalism, judging by what is known to be authentic concerning the meeting. Despatches sent out from Calgary and circulated over the West- ern Canada League circuit, were colored in a mcst artful manner to throw a reflection upon President Eckstorm which would tend to impeach and put him In disfavor throughout the league.. Why 5s Calgary so embittered against President Eckstorm? There is but little probing necessary to discover an answer to the question.. How Calgary stooped to conquer and hew they were shown up by the President is now ancient history and needs no rehearsing, Calgary, too, has a man whom they would be mightily pleased to see seated in the president's chair in place of Eckstorm. These are the simple facts underlying the motive for the issuing of hlghiy prejudiced stories from Calgary. The meeting as a matter of fact was as orderly as any "former gatherings of the league delegates and when the previous meeting of the league was held in Ltthbridge there certainly was no rough house play.indulged in, as occuo-d in Calgary Saturday according to the despatches. Calgary was surely there with marked cards and loaded for bear, and insisted upon" doing the dealing, but availed them nothing. They were completely foiled by the presi- dent who at the conclusion laid on the table a.hand-full of trumps. Calgary was and quit.' Their plotting and scheming to 'oust President Eckstorm has come to naught. C. J. Eckstorm still holds the guiding reins of the Western League in spite of much de- signing against him. When a man takes the presidency of a baseball league or'any other like spp'rting combination, especially a new one, he must ex- p-ct trials( and troubles. The path -of projress is strewn- WItW and they are innumerable ;ri of 'sport. ..Jt.taKes a batter from back to stick to the finish and Eckstorm is from Missouri.. Calgary goffered considerable small talk, descrying the Presi- dent's methods but the other delegates were too sensible to be taken in fay.it and plainly showed their disgust. THE FACTS OF THE MEETING There were present besides C. J. Eckstorm, A. M. Blackburn, representing Winnipeg; F. M. Gray, Edmonton; T. A. Hornibrook, Calgary; J. V. Mackenzie, Lethbridge; J. F. Shuster, Moose Jaw; J. J. Munroe, Brandon. A snow blockade on the railroad prevented Saskatoon's delegate from attending. lr> lieu of a delegate Saskatoon sent a telegram stating their willingness to join in any feasible compact that might be arranged. The telegram stated that Saskatoon had paid visiting clubs fifty per cent, more in gate receipts than their club received on the road. FINANCIAL QUESTION DEBATED The financial situation was the first and most important ques- tion to come up. Until this is straightened out the league can do nothing. It was decided to include the President, rrfessrs. Blackburn, Hornibrcok, Gray and Shuster as a committee to sift the finances of the league. If it was found that the league owed the Brandon club S23.50, Calgary and the president over The com- mittee decided that this deficiency should be made up by the dif- ferent clubs of the league, and also that a telegram be drafted warning Saskatoon of their position in thc league through failure to past league guarantee, The telegram read: Sas- katoon must wire money before Saturday, Jan. 21 or otherwise be expelled from league, and National Commission will not permit your city to play in organized baseball until it is paid. In the event of Saskatoon defaulting the remaining clubs v.culd pay an equal share of Saskatoon's deficit. The meeting thereat adjourned until Sat- urday at 2 o'clock. When the delegates came together on Saturday afternoon, a general discussion on live topics took place. Saskatoon's answer was read, but allowed of no definite action. It appears that the Saskatoon club has the money required by the league as a forfeit posted in a bank in their city, but would not agree to send it through until the Zimmerman deal was settled, in which they claim redress. It will be remembered that outfielder Zimmerman was acquired by the Lethbridgt club when Saskatoon tock over the Medicine Hat franchise. Zimmerman was playing with the Hat at the time hut carried no contract. Saskatoon laid claim to his services but Lcth- br'tdge held on to him. In conclusion it was decided that the secretary of the league issue drafts drawn at 10 days sight on the various clubs of the league for the amounts, previously agreed upon, the president to call a final meeting of the league at the Royal Alexandra HotelT Winnipeg, on some date between the 8th and 20th of next month, when prospects for the coming season will be treated fully and af- fairs of the past wound up. Calgary and Edmonton opposed the holding of the meeting in Winnipeg, but were voted down, Munroe, Blackburn and Shuster voting in favor of it while the Lethbridge delegate remained neutral. So it would appsar that all this talk of disruption in the league which we have read from Calgary source is mere hot air. A league composed of Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Brandon, and an- other of the cities of this province and several other combinations is only hifalutin bunk and need not be treated seriously. The old eight club league looks as healthy as anything wna (jrcbabiy a little more so. LETHBRIDGE GETS A SECOND BEATEN OUT FOR CORBY CHAL- LENGE UP IN OTHER EVENTS -M. Freeman, X. -MacLeod, J. Aird and Duncan Duff, -were the members of the party -who returned from Cran- brook bonspiol yesterday. Second prize in the Corby Chal- lenge Cup, consisting of fJasks, was won by the Lethbridge curlers, and in the other competitions, the Grand Challenge Cup, the Wilson Trophy ind the T. Eaton Cup they were we'll )laced. The visiting curlers were treated in rosy style by the people of Cranbrook and winners and losers alike are more than satisfied with their visit there. (Special to the Cranbrcok, Jan. British Columbia Curling Association bon- spiei is over and has been an unquali- fied success. The curlers from the different towns were all good sports and the best oi feeling and sociability prevailed throughout the bcnspiel. One of :thc features oi the bonspiel has been the good sportsmanship shown jby the Lethbridge rink. Playing in the final Corby Cup against Pinkham they.allowed Him to play as a substi- tute any man he might choose. 'Not only this, .but their goodr fellowship ithroughout the spiel WOE the hearts of all curlers. The winners oi the, different contests were: KAUFMAN "HOPE" AGAINST JOHNSON CORBETT BELIEVES AL !S ONLY WHITE MAN QUALIFIED TO MEET CHAMPION (By James J. Corbelt) Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. are dull days in. heavyweight pugdom, aud we can blame the lethargy and lack of interest parr.ly, to the fact that the present crop of fighters is such a poor one. I am speaking of white men. Outside of Kaufmaim there Is ota big man in the country with a estigo of what is called "class." When I remarked, in a recent ar- icle in this column, that, it'looked as f -the title was safe in the hands of he colored for -some time to ome I then had no idea that Albert: Caufmann had changed his mind aud vould exercise his prerogative to ihallenge Johnson for .the hip. I was under the impression that he Caiiforuion satisfied-'-to oi Nelson, 12, beat Wilson ot Cranbroo1 11. 'f. EATON oi Cranbropk, 12, ieat Walker pt" Cal- garv, U. CORBY of Calgary .10, beat Maclpo'd.pf 3. TROPHYHVallev Of Nel- son, 12, beat S. B. C. CURLING oi Nelson, 10, heat Brown pi Ferine, 6. ALL COMERS-Thom .ot Trail, 9 beat Houston of Nelson, S. "'HUDSON'S BAY beat Trail, 7. TUCK.ETT 9, bca Nelson, 7. (Thirteen THE GRAND AGGREGATE wa: won by Pinkham, of 'Calgary, twelve wins ip his credit. THE COMPETETION TOP POINTS is in thc. last round, with on the laurels already won ami let he championship go h-ang. I -will not ;ay that I thought AV afraid to go after .the negro, but rather that he was overcautious. Since coniius out. like a man. and dc- clariug "his and even, anxiety-.'to go to the. with, the I feel that Kaufmann is due considerable credit and. praise. I sh to qualify the remarks above re- ferred to by saying.that if. there is a ivhite man in the game Jn this coun- try capable of trimming the -dusky hb-lder the.title, It is Al. .Kaufmann Big and Clever The Califoraian is big, strong, a fairly clever boxer, and understands the-finer points game, although he can hardly be called a great, ring general. ATs 'greatest fault is': his slowness, and if -the could put on top speed once in. he ;would not ber lacking much, in championship timber. So far as game- ness goes, he has demonstrated that in the past. For instance, in his first contest .against that crafty ring ex- pert, Philadelphia Jack O'Brien, in the experienced and clever boxer cut Al, then, a novice and box- ing his first professional engagement, into ribbons and closed both the boy's eyes, Kaufmann battled on until un- able to put up his hands. That mem- orable encounter should satisfy even a man from Misaouri on the question of the big fellow's heart I do not consider Jack Johnson a hard man to beat. I did not think so W. M. Harris of Cranbrook Icadh'-lbeforc the fight, and -what I with nineteen points to his credit: at Reno has Kot made me change This evening; a. most enjoyable and successful smpkrr. was held m -khc Cranbrook Ho.tel. Breezy Briefs For a whole week there has been naught written on Battling deplorable condition of advertising af- fairs. The press agent is either full or fired. Though ho docs not need it, the Dane is always after it, for it helps him to convert inlansible fame of the (ring into tangible things, to wit: earth 'and lucre. mind. And, mind you, it is not any personal feeling against J. Arthur that makes me feel confident that he is not such a ter- ribly hard proposition as ?ome sport- ing writers and admirers of the color- ed man would lead us to believe. Says Negro is Not Game In the first place, I claim that John- son is rot a game man. His actions in the ring while waiting for hostili- ties to commence and during the first few rounds of the Reno mixup demon- strated beyond a shadow nf doubt that the present champion of the world w.is a scared and much worried man. and that, had Jeff not been the nervous and mental wreck he unfor- tunately was at that time, the contest would have been a short one Indeed. Johnson looked to me like he was ready to lay down beforu the fight started. Of co.urse, he now is champion, has disposed of the Jeffries bugbear, and would be meeting a younger and less experienced boxer in Kaufmann. "Tbe sporting editor in the first flush of righteous wrath picked up a waste basket half full of paper and crammed over thc head of the imperti- nent Roger (A current mag.i- zinc.) Firstly. 5t is all a legend about newspaper offices having waste bas- kets, and. secondly, no sporting editor Xaturally his courage and confidence would throw paper in one if he had it. would be much more in evidence. But if Albert could put over ante or two of those triphammer punches to tha body I reckon that Mist' Johnson BIOS' likely wo.uld be glad to beat It. I One is forced to hand it to Mr. Gotch for originality in a pinch. He was drifting toward a match with a think the yellow streak would show couple of long-named foreigners, hinder fire. Tne bout with Jeff was same not looking good to said Gotch. Jon test. That affair was a joke, and As an emergency clause thc public one knows it better than the cham- (pected him to slip on the ice and j break a leg. That is the way of un-j siiirieiics. Tiie mat. coamp has NELSON ASSIM5LATES 13.380 BLOWS A western statistician has it figured out that during nis ring career to date Battling Poison taken more ishment assimilated altogether blows, and some of the wallops were not mere love taps either. That profes- sional pugilism is not such a really a girl, or rather, rejoices in a fiancee. who announced at the crisis that she will call off. the big match if "he" If they hold out with their speed in August as they do in January, there arc several young men hereabouts whom we will play as "walking hopes" rassled any more for money, in good to beat Edward Parson Weston, tbe taste thc "champ" back and fills. J walking potentate of 'cm all. A Which spares him the necessity of. tumed-up coat collar makes a poor limping for six weeks, and ptits u .yvaer ooxe and lived througfejiiVan.. To be exact, son is still game and looking would be out. tbe'dope. the Battler Ms'for incrc, W55 to be "kotcb.'ed" before makjrjr puaic his "giris" ultimatum. overcoat, and when buffered by bleak blasts their stride -is both long and gingerly. The one that looks the best, with a north wind at Ms back, does in 1.3-5. with-an even gait ion the slippery corners.