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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 5, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta SWEET More sold than aJl other t> r And s combined CARD OF THANKS executive committee in charge of the A.A.A.A. sports on Dominion Day takes this means of thanking all the, officials whose good work contributed so largely towards making the day's sports such a great success. 12 1 5 .6 .NATIONAL (Mornincj Games) At Pittsburg Chicago At New New York...........'-..----- Brooklyn At Boston...............------ Philadelphia............... At St. St. Louis................- Cincinnati (Afternoon Games) At Pittsburg Chicago At New New York............ Brooklyn At Boston- Boston Philadelphia At St. St. Louis 4 6 AMERICAN (Morning Games) At Cleveland 1 Detroit.................... At Chicago 7 St. Louis -................s At Philadelphia............... 3 New York.................? At Washington......-'......... 2 Boston 3 (Afternoon Games) At Cleveland................. 5 Detroit....................3 At 7 Chicago St. Louis 4 At Philadelphia New York-----........... At Washington- Washington Boston ASSOCIATION At Louisville Columbus 7 10 At St. Paul Second Minneapolis St. At Indianapolis Toledo Second Indianapolis Toledo At Kansas Kansas. Milwaukee 2 Second Kansas City........... Milwaukee............. EASTERN At Newark- Newark Jersey City............ At Frovldence At Rochester Montreal Second Rochester Montreal At jauffalo Toronto 10 11 13 G 10 9 2 S 5 4 8 11 8 12 S 11 1 0 JOHNSON'S RING CAREER 9 2 2 6 9 1 5 11 2 5 5 5 6 18 2 4 o 14 5 2 13 2 9 3 5 3 Detroit critics concede that Russell Ford is a great pitcher, hut doubt is expressed there whether he lasts, the year out the way he exerts his arm in throwing the spitter. The ring career of Jack Johnson is a very creditable one, considering the circumstances under which he was of- ten compelled to fight. Since his -first battle in 1901, he has .been one .of the principals in" seventy ring contests and has lost only 3; one by a knockout, the second on a foul and the third on a decision. Several times figured in. "shady" fights.. and he has often accused of having a yellow streak, owing to the fact that lie won most of his battles on decisions.' His supporters, however, claim -that the champion 'has plenty 'of gameness but that he has never been compelled to extend himself. As a proof of this as- sertion they cite the Johnson-Ketchel fight, in which; the black man fought on the defensive for twelve rounds when, a blow on from his op- ponent and he, immed- iately plunged in and ended the fight with a knockout. Johnson was bom in Galveston, Tex- as, on March 31, 1878, and spent his days around'.the docks In that city. He was an ehor- jnous natural strength as well' as the Quickness and agility, of a panther. He did not figure in the pugilistic, world, until 1901 when he was pick- ed -up by Leo Posner, one of the lead- ers of the Galveston A. C. In order to fill in a, 'boxing engagement one night Posner put "Johnson, on with, an experienced lighter by the' name, of Brooks. Everyone expected to see the'negro made mince-meat of, "ibut. Johnson surprised them by land- ing a knockout in the.second round. Beat Best Negroes This "served'to, bring him into the limelight and he soon figured in a number of bouts held in -that section. He cleaned up the best darkey fight- ers as well as several white heavy- weights. About this time Posner -be-, gah to look for a match outside Othe "Lone Star" state for his darkey charge. .He arranged to fight with a burley negro by tn'e'name "of dyke" Johnson, who had been cut- ting wide swaths in pugilistic circles in the eastern section of-the country. "Klondyke" came to Texas where he met Johnson twenty round fight. The battle was a hard one but John- son got the decision. As Jack had now disposed of all the good black men now in sight Posner looked around for a white opponent. Joe Choynski appeared to fill -the bill and the white man agreed to fight the negro, as he thought it.would be easy money. The pair met at Galveston in March 1901, and Johnson was defeated for the first time in his career. He put up a fairly good fight, but Choyn- ski's ring generalship was too much for the black novice, and 'the white man dropped him in the third round the count of 10. The fight, how- ever, proved a good thing for Johnson, men were put in jail after the contest and while behind the prison bars Choynski taught the big coon many fine points of the boxing, game. Defeats Jeff's Brother In the second year of bis career Johnson figured in sixteen fights. He scored six; knockouts, was given the in five cases and the remain- der were -draws. It was May 16th of year that he met Jack Jeffries, .brother of Jim, in Los Angeles and knocked him out in five rounds. On "-October Johnson f one of the hardest battles in his car- eer Joe Gardiner. The fight was pulled off in San Francisco and went twenty roun-ds, Johnson winning on points. His first fight in 1903 was with "Denver" Ed. Martin, a powerful ne- gro. The fight was held in Los Ange- les and after a gruelling, twenty-round contest Johnson was given tae decis- ion, The later part of the same month he was given a decision over Sam MxVey in a twenty round fight at Los Angeles. In April he defeated Sandy Fergu- son in 10 rounds at Boston artd in the following month he knocked out Joe Butler of Philadelphia. He had two more fights in the same year with. Fer- guson and one with McVey. Tie year 190'4 was a dull one for the big black fighter and his meals were very irregular. In April of "that year he knocked out Sam McVey in a twen- ty round fight at San Francisco and disposed of Ed. Martin in two rounds at Los Angeles in October of the same year. Johnson figured in thirteen battles in 1905. One he lost under a decision, another, on a foul, he won three with knockouts, one on a foul, and one on points. One of the contests a UNDISPUTED KING OF OF THE RING MEDICINE HAT WAS SHUT OUT Victorious In a Close and Fast Game Grimes Performed It's a short, but story that is told of. last night's ball game. The Miners copped a the very be- ginning of the first innings and there was not another made through the whole game. It was not exactly a pitchers' game, Although it looked very much as "both teams gave good support. Grimes arid Gordon were on the mound, and it. was just which and .to. which did the better work. Gordon gave Olson a walk that meant.the only run of the game, but he never gave 'another. If it had not been for a mistake in. coach- ing in the third, when Olson hit a triple that he .was allowed to try to stretch to a homer and Chick follow- ed with a single, -there" would have been an earned run. It was ..not Gor- don's work that prevented the score. But he allowed only two hits outside .that innings, and gave no more es. Grimes gave a great, display of the use of gray matter. It, is true.-six hits are recorded half of them were decidedly scratchy and it was 'the scorer's choice made them hits. He gave no.walks at all, but hit Whisman. Gordon; struck out seven, and Grimes only one, tout -the Mad Hatters could not. land the ball safely when they need- ed a ihit. Grimes made them pop up easy flies or simple grounders that easy picking for the infield. The run that was scored was easy. j Olson walked, and was sacrificed neat- ly to second by Head. Chick expired short to'.first, but Olson at bis statiok Then Lynch came through with a screaming single, that j allowed Olie to get home by a-safe I margin. -Dudley flew out to Zim- merman, .and it 'was all over. Ex- cept when Olson knocked out his and was caught at the-.plate, as mentioned before, the Miners nev- er got to'third again. The Mad Hatters, with got to third when Whisman-Tvas hit and got to third on Mackin's muff of Shaffer's hit, but Dunn was easy. In the eighth their chances were some- what rosy. With two, down, big Zim gave Dudley a hard chance, which he- missed. Bennett followed .with a pretty single and stole second. Grimes worked the hard-hitting Whis- man for fair -and had .him guessing all .the time, until on his third strike he popped up a foul, which Lynch- gathered in, Lynch was In great form, catching two runners at second, and scaring all the rest. O'Hayer up the usual star game that heMias been play ing since the team came home. Chick and Head did good safe work, r and. Grimes fielded his position to- per- fection. The score: Medl Hat Zim'rm'n, 1 -f. Bennett, c f Whisman, r f, Shaffer.-'.lst-'b AB .4 .4. -4 .3 Davidson, c .Harper, s s 3. Gordon, Lethbridge R H Olson, 1 f Head, 3d 4 ,0 1 27 1; 15-V 'By innings: Medicine Hat 6' ;l Lethbridge C Summary Three base .Sacrifice hits: Dunn, Head. .Bennett, Mackin. j pitcher: .Whisman. Gordon 7, O'Hayer, Olson, Chick; by Grimes i, Wliisman.- Bases Off. Gordon on" Medicine Hat -7, Lethbridge 4. Time: 1.311 Attendance: 500.' tTmpire: JACK JOHNSON draw, and the other five'there were I the conditions that he was to receive _ sake of saying something, but .be- cause it's gospel truth. Johnson nev- er saw the day he could beat me. He may !be a fairly good fighter, t ad- mit that. He-onay have been able to beat good-inen--who were .any- where -'from twenty to forty pounds lighter than he, but just'wait until he gets into the ring with a man who is twenty pounds heavier than ;he is and a' man who las. beaten better men (than Johnson ever dreamed of.being. That's why I say. I jam- going to beat Jack Johnson and beat him. quick. no decisions rendered, Loses Decision to Hart- His first fight that year was with Hart. The pair met in San Francisco and after twenty rounds of bard fighting Hart was given the de- cision, although the .referee was hoot- ed by the onlookers who thought that Johnson deserved to win. In November of the same year John- son lost to -Joe Jeanette on a foul in Philadelphia. He met Jeanette the following month in a six round bout but no decision was rendered although Johnson won on points. Johnson's most important battle in 1906 was with Sam Langford. The fight took place at Chelsea on April 26th. Johnson weighing 190 Ibs., and Langford only 13S. In the second round Langford shot out a tremend- ous right and knocked Johnson to the floor. Apparently the referee did not care ito see the fight end, so he indulged In a "slow count." It was charged that fifteen seconds had elapsed Sire they had finished the count of tSS and by this time Johnson had staggered to his feet. Jack man- aged to stick on for the remainder of the round and after that he fought Langford at long range. As he was much more scientific than his small- opponent, he was given the battle on points. 'Fitzsimmons was defeated by John- son, in two rounds in Philadelphia in win. lose, or draw. So anxious was Johnson to meet him that he agreed to be content with, the remain- ing The battle was .fought on December 2G, 1908 and was Johnson's fight aU the way through. He did not esert himself In the least and the contest was stopped toy the police in the fourteenth round Burns from further punishment. Johnson returned to this ..country in 1909 and has only engaged in four since that 'time, were .--six round bouts .with Jack O'Brien and Tommy Ross and the third was a ten round bout with Kaufman. No decision was given in any of these battles, but Johnson showed his superiority over his op- ponents. Previous to his victorious fight yes- terday with J. J. Jeffries the last bat- tle was with Stanley Ketchel, middle- weight champion and it was fought a knockout in the twelfth round. OTHER W. C. L. GAMES EDMONTON TAKES FIRST OF SERIES FROM CALGARY Edmonton. July 4. Edmonton took the first of a. series of six games from Calgary tonight in an exciting game which went 10 innings. Dellar and Geehan were 'the opposing twirlers, and only two hits were scored off Ed- monton's star, while five were scored off Geehan. In the tenth the winning run was scored by a pass to Brennan, Dellar's sacrifice, MUls' scratch single and Baxter's corking single to right off Gaddy, who was put in the box by Manager Carney after Mills' single. Edmonton 5 3 HOW JEFFRIES AND JOHNSON PLANNED TO FIGHT. By Jack "I expect to be able to go a long distance to wear Jeffries down with- out running any dangerous chances and then to go in and win, "I am not foolish enough to think that Jeffries will be as easy as Burns Dellar and Spencer; Geehan, Gaddy and Flanagan. Umpire Longenecker. OVm All UWV IVJUAiXiO JiAA April 1907? and in November "of the Ketchell, for I know he prove same year Johnson knocked out Jim Flynn in the eleventh round at Col- ma, Cal. It was-In 1905 that Tomtr-y Burns won the world's championship by de- feating Marvin Hart, who had been presented with 'the title by James Jef- j fries -when the latter retired from the much harder to beat. He may come back looking fit and strong, but I think you'll find that he will not be able to stand the strain and will not show the old speed. "I intend to let him uo all the fight- at the stare, for I want to size up for a few rounds. I want to ROBINS LOSE FIRST OF SERIES TO TAIL ENDERS Regius. July won the first of the series from Mogse Jaw to- day, score 3 to 2. Umpire Smith end- ed the combat after the first of the fifth and thereby brought much wrath down on his head from the Moose Jaw players and local spectators, as there was ample light to play on. Collins'' base running and fielding featured the game. Starkell was very -wild- while Houston was "effective." Regina 3 _3 3 5. 0 Houston: and Mclntosh; Starkell and Bliss. Umpire' Smith. WINNIPEG AND BRANDON TAKE ONE APIECE Winnipeg, July and Brandon broke'out in a double header today., The afternoon game went to Winnipeg 3 to '2 owing to the brilliant pitching .of Collins, who just arrived off the train to play. Thelari, held the locals safe in the "evening and the visitors got two runs by timely hitting off Joe Miller. Winnipeg 8 1 Brandon 6 0 Collins and Anderson; Woods, The- lan and 'Cooper. Umpire Wheeler. Winnipeg 60. Brandon 11 ,1 Miller and Anderson; Thelan and Schultz. Umpire Wheeler. WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE STANDING Won Lost P- Ualgary 35 13 .729 Edmonton 29 IS .617 Medicine Hat..... 26 20 .565 Moose ajJaw 21 23 ,477 Lethbridge 20 2s .417 Brandon......... 21 30 .412 Winnipeg 20 30 .400 Kegina 17 27 .386 SEE ,PAGE 10 FOR FIGHT BY ROUNDS The Jeffries-Johnson fight by rounds on page 10. Tt ring. Meets Burns be sure about his real condition be- fore 'caking a chance. If I find I T.JV lean outbox him and can find the pro- Since that time Johnson had been T i vw .fv. JJ5 -.1. TO. I per opening, I think I can hit him playing "hare and hound" with the lit-i tie Canadian in an effort to force him Htzjimmons did, and that into a fight He followed him to Eng- j 'means he U go down- land and from there to Australia j BXJlm Jeffries- where Burns finally agreed to fight "I will lick Jack. Johnson and I will the negro provided a large- enough purse was offered. Hug.h Mclntosh put lick him quick. I don't intend to stall when I meet the negro In the up a purse of but Burns made ring. I don't say this just for the T T nn JL .IN S POOL ROOM BEST FIXTURES IN ALBERTA BARBER SHOP CIGARS LUNCH COUNTER Basement of the Oliver Block you CANNOT EXPECT GOOD LUCK i in your fbhing you have the' right tackle, the right guns and ammunition. They'll be all right if you get them here. 80 WILL THE WALi: TENT and camp 'outfit we" -supply. Ifj there's anything haven't: got come and tell, us what it is. The Spbrting, Ojoolls PHONE 1032 LOCAL lEW ...Tremendous the result of the fight was evinced Before noon to office the bulletinsVwould' begin to what- was; the -difference' In' tween Reno .and .and; forth.' Early .in began V to gather near.: the Arcade, Ott's round .by 1 first four o'clock had grown to .large other or 5- pub'lic place was ;pfacucaily yacatedir- ..That LeSibridge, ;'fsins rwere" almost. solid for the man was, of bulletins .that told of "Jeffries or advantage .was- ed while- .points .gained caused groans it no chance !for; Jeffjies. and the; middle of L the report of the man InX'the crowds 'rabidly i broke. uhth late at night gated; around'.the' 'boards Dreading bulletins.-'.-Nota champion was ,of The, betting, -probably, hekvy the fight -had Ibeen betweeai- two .white -menl 'plenty of Jeffries money in sight but ;fewto it. ;Bven those'; who, Dohnsoii .to to put their-money; upon-him. Prev- ious: to thei was offered on, Johnson by members of the colored.fraternity and eagerly j..i However, .fight the colored was, made.'.to and say they liked it. But: after .the. fight it -was the to crow, and they-did f Lacrosse and FootbaH Schedules For Football games as scheduled for _'-'., July Britts vs. A.O-Fi July Westminsters vs. Callies. July S.O.E. vs- iYJiLC.A.j July li-rBritts vs. Westminsters'. July A.O.F. vs. Callies. July vs. Britts; July S.O.E. vs. A.O.F., July Y.M.C.A. vs. Westmins- ters. _ Lacrosse Games July 12th, Lethbridge at Taber July 21st, Taber at Lett- bridge. Senior July 8th, High River at Lethbridge r, July 13tn, Lethbridge at Calgary July 14th, Lethbridge at Chase is the veteran in point of service ou the 'New York team, and yet he Is under 30, and this Is only Jhis sixth season with the Highland- ers. Pitcher Patrick, purchased by the Cleveland Club from the Springfield Clttb of 'the 1.1.1. League, reported to McGuire last week. 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