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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 7, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE'SIX TRE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD TUESDAY, JULY Both Fighters in Pink of Con- dition for Championship Mill Tonight in London London, July Welsh, light-1 weight ehan Dion of England, and Wil- lie Ritchie, lightweight champion of the world, arrived'in London this morning iroiu their training camps at Port Cawl, Wales, and Brighton, for their fight tonight in ihe great arena of Olympia in the end of London. Both boxers clared themselves confident of win- ,Ex-Ald. JAMES AIRD Chairman of the Fair Racing Com- mittee Willie Ritchie uing the championship and both said the iclt m the pink oi condition. Tadr Icoks bore out their state- ment; was the favorite in the bet- ting by a slight margin, probably due to the support which his Welsh com- patriots have been giving him at Car- where most of the betting so far has five to four in his favor. Father Boudicr is to act as mas- ter of ceremonies at the match, the Bishop of Stepney having objected to the Rev. Erard Dighy's officiating. Eugene Cerri'is to be'the referee. Weighing In London, July two men in at Olympia this afternoon, When Hitchie scaled 134 pounds, AVelab was Just able to get witbin the stipulated limit of 135 pounds. liLBS. OVER CARFENT1ER waukee, Julr 4 Gunboat "the" white' .champion of Am- erica, who is. to. meet George Car- v the Fiinitu -cnampion, in JJ '5 fca- big-bit with the fans m England. He has been and dined by many of the hit, followers of the boxing eame and they are net backward in stating that they expect the Ameri- .can to defeat the Frenchman when they coire together Some of the cri- Itics have even gone so far as to state that Mr Gunboat is a better mar. -how than John L. (Sullivan ever was. This same criticism was made by Donovan the lamous boxing I instructor of New York. However, I we cannot agree with anv of them in [regard to this statement. 'We have iseen John L, Sullivan in some of his bis; ind also Smith in several of. his ten-round contests in New York, and, getting down to cold facts, there is no comparison be- tween the two men. Sullivan was around the mark and as agile as a cat on his fee.t. Not only that, but he had tremendous hitting power, and, while not professing to b'e. a' clever" boxer, he had a remark- able defense just the same, and his judgment of distance was almost per- jfsct. Gunboat Smith in all his hat- s -tie's has demonstrated that 'he is not hard to hit, .but, like all other box- ers, he is improving as he goes along. And if he continues do so he will he. a first-class heavyweight in the near future. He will have about 15 pounds advantage in weight over the Frenchman and if he cannot win wfth' this handicap he certainly can- i not be classed as a real heavyweight champion. The .Frenchman is not to i be sneered at, even though he -is lit- tle more than a middleweight, for he has demonstrated of late that -he has the class. And it is a moral certain- ty that he will give Mr. Smith the of life. Trained Close To Perfection At Big: Celebration Mi-, and Mrs. Arthur Morrison of the Hull block, spent the Fourth of July at Sweet Grass. FOOTBALL rvitt i INU ruNieHT There will be a meeting of the foot- ball league this'.evening at the Y. M. C.. A., Immedlately.after the match be- tween the Callios and North Leth- "Jmy Flanagan, who. trained Jnp-k. JohasOE -bis flght with Jellries at ftsno, and who was" in "the champion's corner in! his recent: fight with Moran in Paris, comments on the fight today as fol- "The big champion was as fast as lightning, on ;errihle uppcrcut -of his' with the orco oi a pile driver. He wasn't as food as ail he Veedeii was wo more weeks' work. That have njade Johnson'as 'good-.a'mait as he ever was in his liEe. That isr how close he Iwing. "Why didn't Johnson put iloran "Well, the Pittsburger iq as perfect as any man could be, a big, powerful man, .trained to the second, all bone and muscle. He a terrible beating, and stood up under though .he; was, stagger- ing and groggy a dozen times. There was no arrangement to... make the fight last twenty rounds. Johnson me the night before to wire home that the light would not go more than twelve rounds. It went 20, but it was because Moran'was as tough as hickory-." "As to the interview spread, abroad that, the fight was fixed and that I was a party to it, .jUl I say- is that it is a lie, pure and simple." "RAYMOND DEFEATED Sweet Grass Ball Team Won Holiday Encounter Sweet Grass, Mont, July mond crossed bats with the Sweet Grass baseball aggregation at Sweet Grass on July 4 in what proved to he a very interesting game, even, though the score .was a bit one-sided, .Sweet Grass winning, 0, Cobney Was on the mound for Sweet Grass, and at all times had the boys from Alberta where he wanted them. "Walker and Hickem were in the box for Raymond and would hare made a better show- ing had they had the support from the men behind thorn. There were ap- eight hundred pecule in attendant. NATIONAL Philadelphia.4, New York 5. liliiladeipliia 5, New York 2. Brooklyn 1, Brooklyn 0, Boston 1. Only games today. 7 AMERICAN Sew York 0, Philadelphia 2, Boston 0, Washington 1. Only gaines today. FEDERAL Kansas City 4, Chicago 1 Eittsburg 6, Buffalo 5. Baltimore 10. Only gaines today. AM. ASSOCIATION I Louisville 6. .Cleveland 3 Columbus 1, Indianapolis 4 Only games today. INTERNATIONAL Jersey City 5, Newark-6 Providence 4, Baltimore 6 Montreal 7, Rochester 8 Toronto 4, Buffalo 8. WESTERN CANADA .HATTERS LEADERS -Saskatoon, July Brown Beer were driven frgiruthe mound 'before the onslaught of the Mad Hatters, who piled -iijt seven runs in the second innings, before Kallio, who went to the rescue, could stop them. Medicine Hat 9 13 0 Saskatoon 2 11 2 Lind and Bliss Brown, Beer, Tval- lio1 and Walters. THREE DOUBLE PLAYS Moose Jaw, July out- plsyed the Bronchos, Kurfess always holding them sale. Frmk-was easy. The Millers pulled oft three double plays. Calgary 263 Moose Jaw 8 14 2 Frink and Jones Kurfess and Wai- Program Lethbridge Fair Race Meet, Three Days Tuesday, July 7. Race No. 1. 2.15 Pace or 2.10 Trot.........Purse ?350.00 2. 'Vs Mile Pony Race, 2 in 3......Purse 350.00 3. ,Dasn......................Purse 200.00 "4. 1 Mile ........................Purse 250.00 Wednesday, July 8. 5. 2.22 Pace or 2.17 Trot..........Purae 350.00 6. Mile.......................Purse :250.00 7. .....-...Purse. 200.CQ 8. 4H Rurlongs..................Purse 200.00 9. 1 to half bred horses that hdve never won a purse exceeding in value 9100 to the winner (hurdle races and race confined to gentlc- and that have .owned-in the at-ie'aiit six of: the -fiUtllions Weight 150 Ibf. To too rid- by gentlemen. Profess tonal barred. The. decision cf the tat .to .the stand I nr of any horse or rider shall be final. Horses not locally owned mast be identified 200.00 Thursday, July 9. 10. 2.30 Pace or Trot........Purse 350.00 11. Pree-for-all ......Purse 500.00 12. fi Furlongs Puree 200.00 13. 1 Mile Novelty to each quarter) 14. ponies bred in Al berta 14.3 hands and under. Purse 150.00 Committee Chairman Jag. Alrd A. E. Humphries H. Boyd J. W. McNlcol, Manager Entries Clote Harness purses, 8 p.m. the night before the race. .Running .purses, 8 p.m. the night before Urn race.. f Harness racos will be conducted under tiie old placing system, three In five. The Committee the right to change this Program If a race docs not nil. There will be special stock trains run at cloao .of Calgary. Fair to Letlibridge. First of tests-English Hopes Not Running High Folkestone, Eng., July 7. Al- though- a despondent view of land's' chances of lifting the Dwight F.: Davis international laVu tennis Trophy this year is taken by the English press and the sporting pub-r Jio; much interest was displayed in the preliminary round between Eng- land and Belgium down for deoisioi hare today, toinorrow and Thursday Ths Knglish team is composed of J. C. Park, H. Roper A, R. F. Kjngscote and T.. M. Mavrogor- dato. The Belgium teani consists oi P. Deborman H. Du- -vivier, Trasenster, A- G. Watson, The selection of the English, play ers, had been much criticised. it is pointed but, proved a great dis- appointment at the Beckcnhahi try outs where the tennis papers declare he was "distressingly out of form.' The judges, however, found it imprac- ticable to leave him out of the teatii H.. Roper Barrett and his partner at the same badij heaton in-the doubles. A. K. F. Kingscpte. whose style was very graceful, lack- ed accuracy and strength while Mavrogordato did not distinguish Mam oi the leading cutics express ed disappointment because F. G, I owe, brilhantls defeat-ed man E. Brookes, of Australia, did not obtain a place on the English team. In case the English team, should win from Belgium it will meet the French -team at Wimbledon ca July 11, 13 and 14 An English Victory Folkestone, Ejng'iand, July first singles match in the preliminary round; between England and Belgium in the Davis Cup tournament went to England today, T, M_ Mavrogordato defeating C. Deborman by 6-r3, -C: a for England Folkestone England 7 D, Park gave England her second victory in the singles. TJV defeating the Bel-: Ian, A. G. Watson, The doiibles are to be played MORRIS WON A FIGHT 4 Fort Smith, Ark., July Cai1 Mor- ris, of Sapulpa, Okla., stopped Al Kub- iak, of, llfchigan, in the sixth round of their scheduled bout here. Morris vshowed Improved form over any of his previous boute. I-le was master of tiie situation at all tiines. HARD-LUCK ESKS Regina, July luckless Eski- mos fell before the-Red Sox-in the. eighth inning after having pulled up I even hy playing good baseball. Jack! Smith's homer with two on was the Eskimos' undoing. Edmonton 2 85! Regina 5 9 nj Hewitt and Lemieui Berger and Harris. NATIONAL New York.............. St. Louis Cincinnati Brooklyn Pittsburg 'Philadelphia. Boston Boston 41 30 37 34 ......31 31 31' 31 25 .021 32 .549 35 .514 36 .486 35 .470 34 .477 35 .470 35 .470 .412 AMERICAN Philadelphia Detroit Washington Boston Chicago................. St. Louis New York Cleveland .597 .568 .642 .527 .520 .514 .353 .367 FEDERAL Indianapolis Chicago Baltimore Buffalo Brooklyn FUtshurg Kansas City St. Louis 37 37 34 32 30 28 32 29 .587 .5C9 Manager Washington team In the American league, who his a fine of losing his job for forfeiting game recently to the Athletlci because umpire ruled against in illegal delivery of a Washington pitcher. A. E HUMPHRIES One of the live wires of the Fair Rac- ing Committee EIGHI PnDCn IIUIlLmLU Pioneer Day in Eastern Town Filled to Brim With Athletic Sports Burdott, July dett certainly celebrated heir pioneer day In royal stylo this year, oven though the aren't all that could lie asked for, and if they were -the loss of their big lotcl, weather conditions were al- most too perfect, made the FOOTBALL TONIOHT Everybody Who Isn't going to the fair going to the football' match, and; not a few wlil take It Is reason- able to The interest over the result is at a high pitch, and caps any other foot- ball Issue that has ever been. put over1-here.; of money. lias been bet. The-teams are -I- -evenly and a good. game is expected.'.- l TRIGGER AND TRAP LETHBRIDGE SHOOTERS AT CALQARY TRAPS The contingent of trigger and trap big who went from here to al- ir last wcik d lemonade, and ice cream vendors imilc. Tho Bow Island Military Band and Winnifrnd base-hall team along with a arge number of'visitors'from those ;owns, arrived on the morning train and frnm that time until dark there was always' "something doing" in i iports.from the chiMren's races iup M the--trotting exhibition given by rfr. Berlin with his famous racing itallion, "Orphan Boy." 11-INNINGS BALL GAME .._..... the big shoot in Calgary last week not bring back any first prizes, but every member -was successful in getting within the money: They were: Messrs. Stafford, Green, Pilling, Mulr, Qlenlster aiid'Tuill. Harry 'Pilling stood a chance to win out in the 25-bird event, after, making a possible the'first time up, but he felt down lq 22 the second day and was beaten. In tho 15-blrd event J. GlentBter had a nice run of but dropped to 9 on one occasion, arid Green capped him in the high score. cided, the score finally standing decided, the score fnally standng tho lotals. 7-8 in favor of Grassy Lake. It was _ line gain.c from start to finish and LETHBRIDGE CRICKET TEAM AT TABER TOMORROW Taber, Alta., July cricket joth teams deserve credit. The final game for the purse ,etween Brassy. Lake' and Burdett was not finished on account oi thoi Iulj. o_Taber cricket hiSIi wind and storm; which.- came; m Wednesday up during the game, and was not the in the Southern Alberta ;lassy cx-hihition of the first nnd are-going to make jut at the end of seven innings Bur-; to reverse ilia result ot Tlii. r.i-mrrnin nu fnllnii'S Wiia'tilO first UUtctl at FRANK MOnAN INTERNATIONAL 24 28- 31 :n Baliimorc Rochester Providence Buffalo Toronto Newark JerKpy City llontreal 38 83 21) 34 21 -510 The PlUsburg Giant, who lost to Jack in Paris, and who, according Tom Flanioan, was able to ita> rounds with'the.champion of his physical perfection, and not hit ability at a fighter. it a; etrange statement by Flunigan, for the most approved physique cannot .HOC .551 .657 .-178 .453 .348 .338 stand up against a real punch for half twenty rounds. Flanagan might have Included that Johnson lacked ths rsal punch Boys' pony r.icc for purse of Horse owned by J. II. Sandy, won; Gcp. 2nd and Max 3rd. Fanners' trqttingi race, (3 IHUEC of Berlin, 1st; John linoi, and TiiCo. Hhiiibl, 3rd. Bicycle race, of Bow. Island, :ist.-. lisuuiri, Uriel. Ladies' P.adcl.c liorse Kace, half Doh.-ildsou, 1st i Mrs. Percy. Dili's. Perry, 3rd. Free-Ior-al) running race, (3 heats) li. Sandy, 1st; A, Brown, 2nd Purse of Men's half-mile-foot race, purse S8 Thacker, 1st.; W. Carpenter, 2nd. lien's 100 yard .foot rac'p Qcorge Thackcr, Int; A. Simpson, 2nd. The cplohratlon ended with a dance in the evening, but owing to the Htorm and wind' which came up after the snorts wore over, this was not nc> largely'attended and alibut' 100 tickets wero solil Uw tick- trom, Thompson and present alto- Parker Shows All Open Tonight AdnHssion to grounds FREE i. After 6 P.M. ;