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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 29, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta LET^gBftlDGE DAILY HERALD Wednesday, January ,29, 191ft. HUE HAT LIS UP FOR THE Enthusiastic Over Prospects of Professional Baseball -Time d:__ for Game Again Medicine Hat, Alta., Jan. 29.- Messrs. Gray and Horner of Edmon-tbn,- and Sam Savage, of Calgary, made a most favorable impression- in Medicine Hat yesterday with their proposition to reorganize the Western Canada Baseball league to include Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridgc, Medicine Hat, \Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. The Alberta cities are ripe for the game and if the Saskatchewan cities come through a strong eight-club league can be formed. ;: There is no oity in Western Canada enjoying as much prosperity as Medicine Hat is just now and with everybody flush with coin, prospects never looked brighter. The spirit of the timos Itere demands baseball and the fans are bound to have it. The agreement reached between the Calgary and Edmonton delegates at Leth-bridge Was accepted here and the opinion is.that the league will be a great success if it goes through. Medicine Hat won the pennant in 1909 in the old and original eight-club circuit, and this fact may be taken as a criterion as to the celebrated gas city's calibre as a baseball town, even though the franchise the following year has to be shifted to Saskatoon for the want of patron* age. ' Medicine Hat is a new place since then. From a plodding town it has; risen to be a-city thriving with industrial .enterprises that make its future exceedingly .right for baseball -and all, other kinds of sports. But , bajfifeball' has the limelight position just  now. 2Phe - Hat's foremost ball magnates ar4' all in the south at the present 'time, but a number of the enthusiasts/at home who are posted on the hall situation met the promoters and listened. to their plans and figures. TBe f^tct that Mr. Eckstorm of Leth-brlgge, had accepted their proposals had considerable weight with the Ideal man, and if Lethbridge goes in-tO>the .league so will Medicine Hat. Messrs. Fleming and Pirigle are expected home soon and Messrs. Sav-iase and Gray state that they will the clubs of-the league here to arrange the league details. . ' ? v * ? THORPE TO PLAY ? PROFESSIONAL BALL * Famous Indian Who Lost Am- ? ateur Standing Through ? A Mistake ? Carlisle, Jan. 28.-James Thorpe, world renowned athletic champion, who has 'been declared cm . illegal amateur win enter the professional baseball ranks now that he has been classed as a professional. Thorpe shines in baseball as well as the numerous other branches of sport that have brought, fame to him 4nd the Carlisle Indian school of 'which he is a inemberr. He � has received numerous offers to play professional ball. VANCOUVER PUI IS OUT OF II Magrath Shield a Dandy KENDALL PLAYED BRILLIANT GAME FOR VAN'oOUVERr-WEST COAST HOCKEY ^?>** >???- a scor� of S to 2, and practically eliminated the Patterson Cup holders from the championship race. Vancouver showed 'remarkable, reverse ot form, playing steady combination throughout, and outsKating the champions in the last two periods of the match. The Royals showed the effect of the gruelling game last Saturday, and Johnson, Gardner and To-bin appeared to be the only ones to stand the pace. Vancouver had a shade in every period, and then came away 'with a series of rushes in the finaj periods that swept the champions off their feet. The players were inclined to rough it through the game, and the offlcjals were too lenient. Taylor and Johnson were always in the limelight with spectacular rushes, but Kendall, the former Ottawa amateur, proved the sensation of the night, playing in brilliant form. Summary: , ,. . First perlod-i-Vancouv�r: F. rick, 14:38; J, McDonald, 14:38. Second period-Vancouver: F, rick, 7:30; Westminster, Johnson, 5:34; Vancouver, J. McDonald, 4:28. Third period-Vancouver: Taylor, 3:48; Vancouver, Kendall, 7:02; West-minster, Tobln, 12.00. Secpnds-Vancouver, F. Patrick, 24 seconds;' Vancouver, Harris, 3:14; Vancouver, FV Patrick, A'.Si; Penalties, Harris, 2; Gardiner, 2; Griffls, M-allen. Totals, Vancouver, 9; Westminster, 9 minute's. The line-up: Vancouver-Parr, goal; F. Patrick, point; Griffis, cover., point; Taylor, rover; Harris, right; Kendall, centre; J. McDonald, left wing. Westminster-Lehman;" goal; Ro-chon, point; Johnson; cover-point; Gardner, rover; IJohin/ right; Oatman, centre; Mallen, left wing. Changes-R. McDonald replaced Mallen in the third period. Referee-^W. S. Smaill; judge of play, Poulin. The Magrath; Shield, emblematic of the city football championship, presented to the Lethbridge Football association by C. A. Magrath, Esq., last year, has just arrived in the city from the makers, Vaughtons Limited, Silver smiths, Birmingham, and is indeed a work of art. The shield was shown to the Herald Inst evening by Fred Robins. It is set in a 4-foot oak base. In the centre is an enamel emblem of threo' football players. On each side is a magnificent figure emblematic of victory. . On the top of the iihield is the city arms artistically set in enamel and gold, while above this-again* is _.the maple leaf set in gold The shield proper is of solid silver and the maple leaf is promiuentlr featured. The whole work is -p, distinct tribute to the high standard of tho maker's workmanship. Mr. Robins Informed the Herald tfcat the shield will be placed on exhibition in a proraic oat position in the city. It may be noted that thio handsome trophy passes first to the Overseas, who won It last-year in the city championship games. H will be presented to the winners along with the silver medals to be given to each player on the winning team en Friday evening, February 7, in the Sons ol England hall at* a smoker. The Scott Cup and medals will also he presented to the Overseas the same evening.- t'K'VETERAlt CANADIAN tii^ players .of recent fc ']yever known. 11 CHIEF BENDER ON THE WATER WAGON Big Chief Bender,Has'askea, Connie Mack.to pleasa?Iorgfv&hfm and promises to be a good Indlanjln the; future. The famous pitcher'pftheif^thletics fell from graced last summer, also from the water wagon, and.^heolimax was reached when ith^fjAthletics played their flnakserjeB,ln'N,eiW/-York. Behder^^rent 'to th^ppark'' in;;a boisterous mood4He didn't^eare'^hether school kep( > notj ^4 vhe*wasn't a bit afraid .when / he saw-.Jthe solemn-, faced Mack entering^lh^w dressing room. Bender had .he^,4h^tiway be-" fore, but Mack had rauie^lypassed him by. But iBender'svqo^ditioifc that day was- the last straWw#.> ^,.. . Mack actually Jost'/lrfs'-temper. H^i slapped on a �250 fine/suspended the Big Chief for the rest'ofithe'^aleason without pay and ordere4J#iim to.take the earliest' possible Hraifi. if ok ?Phila-delphia. ., . . �'- (" , ^-1" Bender was dumbfounded when he �heard Macic impose the sentence, and left town abruptly. !He-(*Ok- a.' brace almost instantly and -i'repMted^- at Shibe park for dally::practicei hoping that Mack would relent, ;;iBut the Athletics' mapager.-refused^ to even look at Bender; .who ;.went� Rolled Oats ............!�, Vegetables: -� Potatoes, per cwt Beets, per lb..... | Carrots, per lb. ..,. Turnips, per lit .. Onions, per lb. ..... Poultry: Geese, 11t� ..>�STORV UETHBRtOQE M^ftKETl ihim' r1 S ; 65 62 . 57 . 53 48 64 61 . 57 , to . 48 21.0U 28.00 26.00 27.00 rf.79 0.03 o.oa Ola .01* 0.1� 0.15 0.13 0.U WEDNESDAY'S WHEAT MARKETS . Winnipeg, Jan. 29.-Wheat Was dull at tine opening, * but coarse grains were stronger and under the influence of a brisk demand flak made a sharp advance. Later. in the morning the news that there was little or no hope of peaceful settlement of the Balkan troubles stiffened wheat prices and the market closed strong. There/is a very poor cash and export demand w^th few ^offerings. Mild weather 'and light, snowfalls are reported generally from western points. Receipts were 668 cars Inspected and 350 in sight. ' Cables closed Liverpool,i to i lower, Paris J to � up, Berlin �� up, {j- up, and Antwerp un- Budapest changed. Wheat-May ....... July .;..... Oats-May ....... July ....... Flax-Jan. ....... May.....:. Open Close 86* 87-i "T 88 36* 881 Cash Prices 1.0'H 1.11 . 1.14* 1.155- Wheat-No. 1 Nor................... No. 2 Nor...........T....... No. 3 Nor..........:..... No. 4;........................... No. 5 ....................... No. 6........................... Feed .........,......... .......... Winter -Wheat-No. 1........................... No.' 2......... ........; No. 3........................ No. 4....................... Oats- �����-.����.� - No'. 2 C. W............/...... No. 3 -C. W................. Tix. No. 1 Feed............ No. 1 Feed ........ No. 2 Feed ........,......... Barlev- No. 3............................ No. 4......... ............., Rejected...............' Feed ..;........................ Flax-No. 1 N. W. C; ..:........ Minneapolis May............... .......... July ........ May ~ July Sept. Chicago m 79f 76f ' 72 67 � 62 52 83J 80 J- 77* 73 31* 30^ 20 26* 46 43 39 38 1.10J- 87g 89 � 89fr 93fr 93 90& 88f 891. GLASGOW CATTLE M1ARKET Glasgow, Jan.-29.-Watsom ft-Batch-elor, cattle importers, of' this . city, report -trade steady at the" following quotations. Scotch steers,- 1-6 to 17 cents, and Irish steers, 13% to 15 cents. � /�.'�:.'' : ANOTHER BIG GAIN IN DIVORCE SUITS Lethbridge' Exposed-Dictator of ths 'Destinies of Baseball In West-[ ' � ern Canada The famous baseball twins; Sam and Frank,' left .last night for Leth-brijlge, where they will try to get the seljl-important southern city into line for-baseball for. the next year. If they get Eckstorm's city into line, thon there will not be much- difficulty in the"6ther cities, comparatively speaking'. Lethbridge has such an exalted opinion of Its .importance in base-bait matters that it would rather tie up,things than to give way an inch in jts demands. ,The pathetic part of the1 whoha performance is that Lethbridge is an absolute necessity if thev league is 'to be' formed, and no one knqwa it:; better, than Lethbridge itself, ^Calgary Albertan.' Chicago, Jan. 28.-Chicago's weekly record of uncontested divorce cases increased again yesterday, after a brief slump. Seventy-six.husbands 1 and wives sought dissolution of'the marital bonds. Mrs. Anna Pugh, 5026 WfBt'MadY son street, an actress, complained to Judge Denver that her husband, Walter, showed.more attention to-a bal-' let girl than to herself. ' " "One"night he came into my dressr-ing-room at the Hippodrome," she said,. "I noticed.he was. W-the: audience with three .women. 'Did you see the one in pink?' he asked. 'That's mine.'" * When questioned by the judge she was unable .to tell whether,.',she Jived on the/south or west side. .', ^"Anyb'ody who vhas; been in Chicago twenty-four hours 'ought, to know that," remarked Judge Daver. "You will have to bring in more evidence to show that this is your residence?' James Marseilles,. 548- Bast ..Forty-sixth street, ;also in tho theatrical bus iness.i declared his wife->.would'not come to Chicago. He accusedjh'er of desertion, "She likes New Yprk better," he said. ''' , ' Mr*. Louise Bonne, in 'judge, Mc-Kinley's court, alleged^ Frank 'Bohne,;, 'a plumber, �,t 4420 Sonth Ashland av.-enuB,' no,t Content with clubbing'he,r ' and dragglng_h?X acroas.vi^e floor, used his pl|imber's ;topls on.h'er,.^ -" ' 0022 ;