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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 31, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE DAIEY HERALD Friday, .Tauuary 31, 1013. Capital City Lined Up for New League Without Any Trouble : 'tte|tlna, Jan. 30.-The baseball magnates, Frank m' Grey and George Horner, of Edmonton, who have been touring the western cities for the past week or more in an attempt to organize an ei^ht-team league, met with absolute success here today. Several Of the leading sportsmen are at present away, but a number of the remaining ones got together, and came to; the conclusion that the proposition - offered is a good one, and that Regina ^ must have a team in the league at any 'cost. Some of these men went eo far as tor:say that they were willing to go dcspn into their own pockets to get the movement under way. Several of these men had connection with the old league which was so unsatisfactory, but they are willing' to make another attempt to make professional ball a success. V .Begina's' history - in professional baseball dates from the year 1909, wthon the first Western Canada. league of eight clubs was formed. Regina was -the .city via which , the: organdxa- --i ^rT was perfected. Lack of proper management always proved,. a drawback to the progress of the game here ' the Capital city always being unfoiy tunate in getting 'some incompetent person at r the helm. The 1913 venture . in baseball will see more care Wtkn in this respect and a good man. will" be put at the head of affairs.' Regina is one of the best ball towns � Vhln;tie west. The average attendance ^itoj^imes "the last time' it was in the iBSkfjjjjb'^assonly second-to Winnipeg; - -; - v'The G-"-�" checker tournament' 'schedule fas' been drawn up and post-.6d"'and the-playing is on full blast now. Players are requested to get In their games as soon as possible. Tit for Tat k Her/'Why do you women haunt the bargain \counters" trying to get some-fhlrjfc for almost nothing?" "" SpjerjI'Wby men keep going ine. 'When the small teams are visiting the large cities of the league, they will get $60.00 per game, and an equal number of games will-be played in all places. The small cities, Including Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Prince Albert; the big cities, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, - Moose, Jaw aad%egina. The holiday gate receipts will be pooled and cut in half. By the foregoing agreement the little .burgs have a chance of balancing on,'par with the big burgs, and it seems'to be the only solution: for the success of. baseball where the cities are not of nearly equal size. The idea is looked upon with favor here by. the promoters of baseball and Tias evidently been received the same way all along the line of:march of the baseball pilgrims. *.. , - "a Missouri Bird Hounds Next �� the lows of. 99;,^'fnrthlpr, from home J�S*n the ;Ii^.op; to awive at one of �feifte hest^pq^lWeVillustratiohs^for re-- 53,�rsal of b^sebalV- *6rm. The young p :vt S|�tjp�flnJn-an�stion;ls Russell Ford, i..,~,vonedf-the. most marvelous to*sers ^fcvWr-broke into the game as a discuss Russell iv / >.\flMtfyear ;man. ^ %iq�?imited major, league career, krft-'2%ffibroke into fast company with, W?Xi$�l�S*& Sta'Hings' Yankees m mi-. 1 .VgwAfasqn.Jhe Kilties finished-second ;J^|tli|: .Athletics. That was the year '.^p|^P>V^fln'b> between Stallings arid ^!^^^afeiWWph-.:t}�e "Big chief" lost fi^up^;^h&t;year:Ford won 28 victories :V^%#im^t;',,defeat but six times. He lifiA^average of .813. But for ^^P^ft|fc'tn'at.wln nearly>he same percentage of games, labile Foydi-worked far oftenee;than* did -Frank JCfianoe's flashy southpaw. ,^At^th�^oBB>i^i?19r10,'.:,deBpite,'-.the; fact 4)1 At he 'was'nnable to cope with th%greatyM^^rson :in'a city series between:the^riy|)::major.league clubs, Fopd vwas gerieffljiy accredited one of. thei moat startling';pfienoms' of all times. ' - - ... mprta............. t 7ea^!^VjWojn|de�ul'��> year, and with a team-;;thafcbf\nlB^ed-slxUi was still ajiie'sto^wlnnwojthlrds ot hia games. He; flnished .tt^  year, with 22 wins and iiiit iirdefeatstfor the handsome **9Cf8W'v'"than John,J. MoG-raw declared'as,�late as :last'.'faU:..,tioat;.,-Ford''.,wiiB:.:son'e'..of the most-:wondeirful� performers'/be ever watched. , It-was after; all ^'exhibition game between the rivals,'played as a sort of prep, for' the=Giant8 previous to the opening of "the big clash with the Red Sox. McGraw started the game with his .full strength/^but h^ soon jammed In; substitutes, for he realized that Ford?was?topT good to be beatenv After thegameihe said: ; "One of the greatest pitchers in the business. I never saw .more stuff than this fellpw showed us. today. Talk ot sp.eed! If Wood: or Johnson has a better fast ball than this fellow I want to see it." . ^ Now as to Ford's work last season. In *Jhe first place he_ was over weight three-quarters of the ^season. It, is pretty well known that he was^ not entirely satisfied. , Previously,:he. had insisted upon working every fifth day, .And working regularly. It-Vas this plan that returned him 8uch,a brU: liant winner'on the first tin^e,, out Ford got a bad staTt in th^ spring, too. Like the rest of Wolyerton'e men, he found absolutely;�no;>beneflt from at.Atlanla/'^HIs-big battery mate,. Ed 8Ty�eneyj>,was'late in reporting. No other 'catche'r'seems able to handle Ford ,8b "can th6 J)oy from/ the Windy CJty. : Ford,;Jiad'j,become discouraged before Sweepey put in an appearance. Whenhe'^id get his old mate stand-by1 the. club had fallen into the ruck and the.fe was no incentive to take liberties 'with the good old whip. The Kilties were \out.of the race, '- -* ".; JOHNSON WILL DRAW ' FORTUNE IN NEXT BOUT Guthrie) Okla., Jan. SO Thorpe, tie Carlisle Indian star, tihe Oiyr^plan champion' winner, goes into professional basebajl it will be as a mipmbkr of. the Bittsburg Pirates. W^JIe Thorpe'did not admit as much during his'present visit' in Oklahoma, yet it was not difficult to tell from what he did Bay that he would prefer Pittsburg if lhe? decided,to sign a bhsf laSfue 6ohtraet/ With Carlisle Jim Thorpe has play^ed'in the outfield and pitched, yet with b,: big, league team he| would be used, beyond doubt, in the outfield because of his hitting ability. The team that has Tihorpe as a member would ^always be a big drawing card around trio circuit, While visiting in Guthrie during the past week with Ernest Wlnslow, a former Brown University football and baseball star, and with Robert Block, ajsb a former Carlisle player; Thorpe admitted that he had been offered contracts not only' by the Pirates but also by the Boston Red Sox and by Connie Mack. Thorpe has been' in the east too long and has acquainted'himself with things eastern so thoroughly that he does not like the. southwest, although the home of his people-the Sac and Fox Indians-is In, this state. He says this section, of the. country does not offer the possibilities that a young man can have in the east. "If nothing. elp'e'slhows up I will sign a big league contract," he said while in Guthrie, ''but before that time QomeB there may be something' else turn up that I prefer." -; It Is Thorpe's opinion that Mike Bajenti, the Oheyenne - Indian and former Carlisle man drafted Chattanooga by the St, Louis Browns,, GS 58 5B 49 65 '62 58 63 49 Jl.Ot llj.00 16.09 27.09 will let Jack Johnson fight, the "Big Smoke" will find the public willing to stand for him. The wave of high indignation over his performance in Chicago nas subsided. It is not that the"British Olympic committee, amateur status was  accepted with-..! ing his actions, but that tfcey are tor out-question by the international, getting him council., In view of. Thorpe's confes- The.match with ^aizer. � �. = siori, amateur authorities throughout' off, will not cause any tremendous the world wiUv approve the verdict protest, A y-*"a *otv Elevator Prices No 2 Northern .. .. .. No 3 Northern.......... No. i......... ... No. 5 ... ...... ....... >fi. 1 Alberta Red....... No. 2 Alberta Red .. .... No. 3 Alberta Red .. ...... No. '41 Alberta Red ... .... .. No. 6 'Alberta Re'd .. . .V.. .. Bran.pertoji ..' BfibrtB/ pijf 'ton'' '., ,.%. �* �Oats, - peV ton,' Backed *.���. (tolled" OatB 1 >''  . Vegetablett  ' Potatoes, per owt.' ...T..v.4M.m .'0.70 Beets, per lb. 1. ' � 0.03 Carrots, per lb. ,...' ..  �'M Turnips, per VL �.t.....,�.(.>...^ni| Ohicnsj per ft. ....,�.- ...�� Turkeys m.....� ��.....(."�"w Live spring chickens; par lb... Fowl .... Ducks ... Butter and 'BM�T. Dairy butter Creamery butter FM.iiH>-�.- DreBsed. per owt. .. ..  Cattle on tno Hoof: Steers, per pound ... Steers, dressed, per lb Cowt, per pound Cows, dressed, per pound .;..� Hogs: Dressed, per lb. ..  0,11 Live, per pound .... .. .. 08 Hides: Green, per tt>. ... v... 0.08 to 0;0��t Cufed........... 0.0? to 0.09% Dry............ ...: 0.10. to 0.15 Sheep pelt, each .. *r .. .01* oii :o.i� o.aa 0.15 0.13 0.18 0.31 0,81 0.45 6.08 n.o� 0.08 .09 .10 0.25 to 0.7S FRIDAY'S GRAIN PRICE? The f,ratn mar- will niake.gpod in the big show. Bol-eri^i w�8 formerly with Cincinnati. _________ Thorpe is extremely modest. He has If the United States government.]^ �nu�i�l_/__lea-an_ PenonaHty ta quiet, and very seldom speaks of his athletic career. ATI information must be drawn from him a little at a time. During his Oklahoma .visit, whenever that. he must relinquish all honors won at Stockhoim and restore tli'e trophies."  . SYMPATHY FOR THORPE New York, Jan. 30. - Widespread sympathy is being expressed here today for James Thorpe, Sac-Fox Indian- and world's greatest athlete, who  has been discredited for bein^ a professional by the Amateur Athletic Union, and who must return all the trophies he won. at the, recent Olympic games in Sweden..' The athletic union is soundly condemned and its handling of Jne.T,hcrpe case has been contrasted with,itsp handling of hundreds of otherxprofessional ..cases, it is conceded that the ^right thing was done in repudiating Thorpe, but the objection springs from the fact that the union's committee took no cognizance of Thorpe playing baseball before it.. accoptedVliis Olympic entry.. The committee which considered Thorpe's case was composed of James E. SiiHivaft, secretary of .the A.A.U.i; Gustavus T. Rirhy, president of the American Athletic committee and vice-president of the Olympic committee, and Bartow. Si Weeks, chairman of the executive committee of the A. A. 'U.����;� A battle between Johnson and someone like Langford, who dn all probability would beat him, might even be met with approval. But it is mighty certain that if in some six months Johnson were to defend the title, the "gate" would be enormous. IF WERE YOU � V Governor Simeon Baldwin of Connecticut advocate's tjie lash for unruly convicts and children. � The Argentine: government has established a meteorological station at San Esteban, province of Cordoba, at an.altitude ofi4000'feet. Thirty years ago. the value~of. natural gas produced in the United States_ was less jthan $500,000. In 1911 there were nearly, 30,000 wells, which produced 508,385,241,000 cubic' feet .of gas, valued at nearly $75,000,000. v (By C. P. McDonald) If I were you, I'd cut it out- This knocking and eternal doubt That they will play the brand of ' ball Next season that they played last � fall Life's short at best. Why speed the days With-, melancholy thoughts and lays?' If you must spoufand roar and rip, Wait till they start the training trip. If I were you, I would abide My time and see 'the brighter side. And look for nothing but the best, And put dame fortune to the test. "Hope springs  eternal"-why not hope And can the morbid views and dope? f'/;Be optimistit-never small- . ; -What if they didn't play at all? . If I were you, I would not fret; . My team would be the one best bet; I'd see them as -a- winning team, And back f them with a faith supreme. What's that?. You've got a certain hunch " . I holler more than all the bunch. Together? Well, perhaps I do; I wouldn't though, if I were-you. -Chicago Tribune. he. entered a town the word soon spread, and curious eyes were ever afterward in his. direction. ' One person, whosa ancestors were of Cherokee blood, rushed "up to Thorpe in a, hotel lobby in Oklahoma City, and declared:  ; ;'"b;ow proud we Indians are of you!" But the big iSac and Fox only smiled and started the conversation along another line. Although Thorp'e says nothing about the matter, ifcAis said that he has received recently an average of fihirty letters daily frpm; women and girls asking them to marry them; Thorpe and his^ mother own valuable allotments of land-In.' the Sac and Fox �country, near. Erague,-Okla., and, as oll'-.-has, been discovered recently in that locality,.itigmakes'the land much richer: Ode; of s his latest proposals, it-, is' learned','^ca^me .from a-Creole maiden'''In Lpusiana, who says she owns,,$80,000 worth1, of,"property in her own name,and that ahe would like to correspond^ ^thhira "with a. view to matrimony;",. To,these.letters he never makes ^replies., \ ' Winnipeg, Jan. 31 kcts today were :- Cash Prices Wheat-No. 1 Nor..................... No. 2* Nor..................C from No. 3. Nor..................... No. 4 ..............1................ No. 5............................. No. 6........................ Feed............................ Winter Wheat-No. 1 ..............-............. No. 2............................. No. 3 ............................. No. 4 ...........,........,.,..,. WINNIPEG VltTORIAS BACK IN OLD FORM MODEL 1912 20 GUAGE TAKErDOWN Bammerless Repeating Shotgun � The lights atrongwt and handsomest repe*iing shotgun made. It w�gh� only SH pound*, yftt, all>etal p�t�-being made throughout of K�ck�l , S�=el, ithU^o^d^ul .^|ngth. * la _tf0 of outline aa4 *W_I detail and finiih, it> unappxoacbed t>y "peattogJpnB of o_w_W It ls rr-wvi?j,^y tiifiaole to load, unload' and tafife down, ahwl� with we'^tVMgfe"'M^accuracy^for which Wincheslw gw*e n- aHdPc'aj(tu'r^, the championshipi Vjotprlajsvwonilasti night'* .game by a margin ...... 26i Barley-No. 3 .... No. 4 Rejected Feed ...... Flax-No. 1 N. W. C. 47 44 40 39 1.10J IRISH RULE VTHE RING DO drink not the BEST, Whether Luther McCarty is now a full fledged champlon>'or not, he is wearing the championship belt given by McCarey of Los Angeles, and be has already promised to give the oth. cr aspiring heavyweights their ohance whenever anyone is willing to offer a purse and an arena. v'JPhis Is as it should be. , McCarty's rise'has been as rapid as that of Jeffries, whose gallop to the championship was the shortest on record. Jeffries had his first fight in 1897, and he knocked' out' Bob Fit*-, simmons in 1899. Jeffries, was 22 when, he began; .McCarty will be 21 next St. Patrick's Day-March 17;. It was just a little less than two years ago that McCarty ...fought his flTst ring fight. He won with a knockout in two rounds. In his second/fight he knocked out Joe Grim in 4 rounds. His first seven bouts were won with knockouts, and the longest went' 13 roundB-unlucky for thp other fellow. Looking back over-.the list of heavyweight, champions, Tommy Burns and Jack Johnson are the only exceptions without a strain of Irish blood. John L. Sullivan was American ,born ' of Irish parents, Jim Corbett's /parepts were Irish, Bob Fitzsimmons Was born in Helston, Cornwall, Eng., but both of his parents wore of :Irish birth, having moved to England only a short time before Bob'joined the family.' Jeffries1' ancestors , were American straight line, td'a time long before the Revolutionary war. Those iwho founded' the family here � came from. England; but only a generation two before that had gone to England and to * Scotland from Ireland. Tommy Burns was French. Canadian; Johnson descended from a South''African tribe. McCarty is Indi'an-irish,. ; ^ �: -' Toots Schultz says he. can. make more money in; the real estatf';,'business than pitching for the PhljjiV.' Mr. Dooly replies that the Ptiils ;cabJJ�ake more,- money in the .�hay-� :and"^'8ra,ln business than by �'having ^Schultz pitch for them. ' ' ./^ ' , j-V-xr 'r Dr, Eatte Wilfley, a:^Washington ipreache'T, says� > ypu^g;t'woineni,::OUgbts 'no.t toiiniarry, men'-'earping les^;,Hhan $20 a week' , . 11 BP P u 'A ;