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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 29, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta 1- ���f. *'6klNGiNG IJP . rm LETHBRIDGE DAFLY HERALD .,.:!'..:-:-r,:.riL:r .' . . PAGETHHEB By G. McManus er of Les Australian: Bi Darcy Tells )xer Came toU. S. � Chicago.-Fre\l(lyGilmorc,-who was ft. clover wettorwelgUt boxor. before he took up the reins manager of the late Los, Darcy;.�inl who e, In the flying squadron it lie was given permission to msike a trip^td 'this country.' Aa a matter of facti'.Darcy w^s; in';,fl\'e flying service toefore he died. � . Gllmore pri?,u8 tiio letter from the mother'of the'late l)bxer. Wlien Darcy died (jriimore'lost all .^interest in the [- professional endol boxing. He hafe �iult the, ring, and Is u'ow in the oil business at Tulsp, Okla..  Ho turned ov^r.the following letter Irom Mrs. Darcy to-hlih:, , "Leslotgh, Eust Maitland. "Mr. Fred Ollmorc. ' Dear Sir: Upon deceiving this let-tor *yoii will doubtless wonder from whom it caine^ can assure you It Is one who (alUiouch-I. know you only by, reputation)5^ndralrDs .you very much on account-of tbo-i-egard that my son Lea had for you. tralia to dodge conscription.-,'It was the money, the big offers from America. He said he Could make enough to make us all comfortable for, the rest of our Oays.and then Ife wou'td enlist, i^e even signed'�Vdeclarntlon here and offered a $1000 bond . to be^back In eight months to get' n passport, but the military authorltie8 turned ll down. He always ha(| the wish to'ehlisbi'ln the flying corps, whiclvhe did finally. "The one consolation I had wag that Mick Hawklha,. his trainer,, looked after Lea the same as if I had been there .riiyself... . , > r / "There never werd'such delnonstra--tlons over anybody as therijjwere over, Les. here. Had he b^en able to have seen it he would have said that, after all, he had n^ many enemies. ~\ "Yours sincerely, � � "iMRS. DAUCY." ,c>. � � ,�' . � �. . �� wHh the ball and a cruel leer. ,Whe�i thoi signal is passed for a IV double BtoBi' your man on second > doesn't get it,'your man on first intol-; llgently does and steals second on top .of your other inah 'amid' shrieks of ,'bonehead." ; V When the pitcher- yoiL' fired after a idnw up a playttif schedule. :t�'p-innlnK trial conies back with an-. ^ dnior'club and:, blankit jrou with two ivlilts 'and lOji-dtWkeouts-- and doesn't forget (o- say niomothing about it at ,;tlio end of evory/lnning.^- , S ' \yhen 8omebqVot aithletlcB at the Presidio, and MnJorP^po of Camp B'remont, on the .matter';Dt a cham-pionshlp aeries. It-Avae,determined to Inasmuch as ;th� ^majority of the be8t.play,9rs of ihe;;4lfioolB,'dubs and oollecea are Inv the-iy^rlous military and naval orgaultttlon* it is expected that tho samo'^wlU� ^ provldo a high quality of basket ball.' ,, quickly seized on this as an excuse for' big chain-all... As a matter of fact, Fulton did'well enough in that bout. Instead pf backing up he was coming very strongly at the end; arid altlioiigh most accouhts say the bout was even, it is probable that Fulton has a-shade in his favor. � But"even IE a.draw was thovright Verdict, i� is hard to see how Fulton lost any prestige. Holding Miske even was' a greater feat than anythlng-AVlllard ever did in his ton-round affaii's. Willard never'boat a man wholhad youth, speed.and cleverness. He did lose to Gunboat, Smith and Tom Mc-Mnhon, both of whom were smaller than Miske, and they had less boxing skill. At any rate, none of Willard's other victims could have done much to Miske m ton rounds. ~ Three Boutt for Fulto'n .Lincoln, Nob., Jan. 29.-Fred Eulton, heavyweight pugilist, today announced he Iiad made arrangements for the following bouts:-Tom Cowler, at Denver, February 1; Charley Welnert, at Philadelphia, February 7, and Frank Moran, at New Orlei^ns, February 22. Driver "(General" Grant, a Canadian.. Is Decorated bjr the King (Torbiiti* Daily News) The defeat df Clonic Tail lightweight champion of Canada, by Rocky Kansas, in Buffalo the other nightT'^ccasloned no surprise to.Torontii boilng fans. Tait is a good boy, hut he has a lot to learn before he can hope to beat a boxer^oi! the calibre of Kansas.. It was against the advice of his manner, "Darkey" Daniels, that Talt fought Kansas, and this was the reason why tho pair split. �'Daniels had arranged a program where Talt was to meet a |/iumber of second-cKiss boxers'before ho was to mix it with any of tho real good boys. 'Tait's �lrctched ideas of his own boxing abijity, liowever, would not lot him see-tliiiiga that way, and he went and accepted the match,with KansdB; Today Tait is a wiser and sadder,boy. Clonic .should remember that cbaihplbns arc not made in a day, and that he still hu.s a lot to learn, both from the boxint; and managerial end of tho game.- Ho Htlll has a chance to develop Into ;a firat-class boy, but he miist: rid himseli' of the idea that he knows it all.' And lie must learn something about footwork arid close-quarter fighting.. ART FLETCHER. AMATEUR STAR Broke into Profeteional Game Dallaa Club With GIBSON 18 EXEMPT, BUT HIS SON GOES INSTEAD New York, Jan. 29.-The following players in the majot'leagues aroiabote the draft-age llmIt:T^ Jimmy Austin, Frank Baker, Jrfck Collins, 'CactUB". Cravath, Jake Divubert, Larry Doyle, Arthur Fletcher, Charley Horzog, He}-nle Zimmerman, Larry Gardner, Geo. Gibson, Ivan Howard, /Bill KllMfor, Sherwood Magee, Fred-^Luderua, Geo. McBrlde, Kddlo,-Blank, Jack Murray, Bert Kolhoff, Dode' Paskerti Frank �chulte. Bert ^hotton, Oscar Stan'^go, Terry Turner,- Jimmy Walsh,* Leoiyl Ames, Larry Cheney, Eddie Clootto;' .loijk Coombs, Jas. Lavender and Harry SoUee. - ' ;: Gddle Plank la tho Nestor of the veteran squad^ot oxeinpts, tlw. family record accrediting him wItU'forty-two summors. Goorjio Gibson probably Is the only ono with a son in. tho army, 'v Gibson evidently got an barly Arthui; Fletcher, who lias been working.'his head off for the Giants for a number of years, is 31 years old. Some of the dope books give Artlmr's birth place as ICdwardevUlo, ill., and some to ColUnavlllo, In the same cele-brate�n��g, ^ WBrn 'mm mmm N9 NEW HOLDS/IN WRESTI:iNO Ooc Roller Saya All Grip* Have Been � Uied for Yaart mm '� Old Doc Roller, who./has been nlBB. ling around the coitntry for lo^itiifise many years, rises to remark that.the head hol^; Uiied with such effect' by Strangle!- Lewis, is not'a'new hoId^'Af; ' Holler-, goes ^farther than tliati declared recently that 'there lai^e'^no news holds uanioB.T^, ! /. � mmmm& The''Xew. York lad is^a strong, rugged boxer, who carried thejlsht to Lewis at. ail tlhies. lie U�ed.|iiB Ifft hand with' grtsat etfectivenoaa, and lauded many. tlinoB on the ohampion'B head and^'bOdy. A peculiar back-handed blow >vaB,anotber method uaed to moro or ioBB'good advantage.- While Lewis e^^'hed,Uio.docision-by popular favor, he tad ; , -' - - � ^  �e> ^ 4>'� � : . UAJQIE A auity'WN  Napoleon , Lajoli;'' ^1b ot the  ! opinion he is going, to bo the 4> buBlest. man in baBebal|i during ^ho comlng^vear.  ",T^us fur," jays. Larry, f!"! :  ^ 'haY  a Indians, togo.to.wCoBBt league   ol,i!band mnnag^ jthe.I^idian- '4> . fkpolJB club ot�the American as- � nwv, and I am tlie lead of It^ Three other chaps, Bugg, liBd and Watson, are the other members, i We generally divide our bo.xes from home; up among us, 80 often I have one when they haven't and vice versa, .and'after each � one, we have a little sing, and we , have some little quartette, too. When we were on the road travelling we would strike a town where we would stay overnight, an^l would then strike but to seO if ,we ci^uld find a piano, Wotson plays exceptionally-well on the piano, and Bugg is a tine violinist, .and' leading" the solos. -i,. The "General"' "Old 'General' Grant is an honorary mombei-. and goes all .around wiih us and gets iifs old bass voice-working dway at times. V "Long before you get this you will likely know that 'old General Grant' had been decorated with the Militar}-Medal, and we aro all qulfe proud of him. The etory iB aa follows: The gun. of E Bub;BOCtion was put out of action when wo were in Belgium, and another gun had to be aeutrup to replace It. So'a six-horse hitch under Cpl.' Morria-vand Bombardier- Millec with Drivers Buschlem, Leo and Grant Iw^efe''detailed to'pull a new gun into action, through a spot which was always pretty hot,' and It just happened so'that the road wa^ blocked with .mOtor-lorrlo, blownup wagons, olc. Fritz jwas shelling very heavy, and whouv they got , to , the point (a croBB-road}i where It seemed l^ke almost Buiclde to pass, it looked as if they were-stuck, �s a cmple of vehlcfes >yerQ blown-up across, the roud and/there war tho smallest.kind of space trophy event; Oillespie will play, this j aftemoonin: the finals of 8a8ka�j toon Curling (^lubV Moose Jkiir PnBlc.,/3an.^ 88'.-" Tile fourteentlKW annnal 'Vb^n/piel � of: i tVe Meofie Jaw jOurling Cluh> opeoed^tbiB .afternoon with an enl^ry .Il8t7>^t^ie'autt^. Bide rinks from a|l parts jit'P^ahatohoft wan and four from,ft|lii9t,fN.p., wbiih-will take vkvt In theCUBJ^erbaiioual event."' , ^ ,r *' J, 'f- ' Toronto, Jan. Sft-MaHagerQnlrrlo,' of the , Toronto >, ojub; ^thlH -"^morning,' madff an.offer that;should.bring Kiglu bor to the Bhio SMr^. "He'.llFirff Ottawa; club rwQJhpxorB, e^�* wejjriwi' would have more cover hor.ses and themaelrea. aa it, was utterly Imposslblo for a alx-horee hitch to get througli the space. But there was a chance that the wheel team, driven by 'the General,' might make It, so John Miller, and 'the General Btoyod with It while Boycc and Morris went to get .asBlstando to manhandle tho gun it necessary. He returned without any success as no one would help them or could help them, aiid although ho had been gone hardly more than ten minutes and hurried right back. ~ ' Grant, the Man ' ^ ' . '"Old General' and John Miller had man-handled tho gun through the small space, and It was quite "simple to pull tho limber through with tlie wheel- team and bring the centre and ieay teams up, limber up and carry, on. Of course,' every one of them did us much as tho other, but there was only one to bo decorated, and as 'the General' had done -several little things before this, Cpl. Morris, when asked by tlio major who he thought the mau should be, said, 'Grant.' "They are going to prepare a big dinner for all of our brigade, and the boys toll us if It Is.anything like last Ohristmas it will")!c: aa good a meal aa you can buy in London or Paris." n)emeiito''qf4'j eitgftged'inatis;ri NEGRO ROW ENDS FATALLY Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 29.-Mrs. Eliza Jane Briggs was fatally shot, and lier daughter, Mrs. Clinton Sweu-dall, and' her son. Lord Kelt,h,' were wounded, at Mrs. Briggs' 'homb here last night by Clinton'Sweudall. According to the police, the sUootliig was the result of a family quarrel. AH ai� negroes. Swendall escaped,; aiul 80 far has not been coptured. JIi's. White of Vancouver has be?n ' appointed an official'visitor for |the Canadian Red Gross at four Canadian general hospltala. � Basing-Btbke, ^ England. ICany readers of the^Her-ald hear that they have a frleiid'In the hospital, and would care forVitrfc't.. news of him, Mrs. White will be-ilad-to answer any enquiries on receipt cf, a request to do so. As there arc-over-1,000 beds-in one liospital the patient' would probably not be In the war,d is-' signed to Mrs. White, but she would be glad to look hint up. It any read-: ers of the Herald have odd numbers of Canadian inagay.ines and would post, them to Mrs. White she will bo glad to distribute them in her wards and in the recreation room. At present moat ot the patients are Canadian and much appreciate tlie Saturday Even- ~ ing.Post, Nop Notch,.,Popular,, Mnn-, sey's, Pearson's, etc., and If any iread-" ers of'the Dally Herald would'sendv Airs. White cigarettes', or tobaccoi abe' will be very glnd to.dlBtribute .the'mr among the men. The allowance pet week is 20 cigarettes per man which v does not go far and the men may- oiily dratv five shillings a week ,,(11.10), wiiiqh ia not much toxpay- for exti-asf .sh 111 1 :.:m:. Hthll Trade'.nM^iii'"a,ftl'jiro^:-mr:'V<^^ BAC^K of uni ;