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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta BASEBALL SCORES The Letlibrldge Daily Herald, Saturday, Page 9 EASTERN At Toronto- Toronto 5 S 1 Providence............ 2 5 0 At Montreal.............. 1 4 0 Baltimore i....... 2 4 2 At 0 1 0 New York............ 6 9 At Buffalo- Buffalo.............. 4 10 0 Jersey City............ 4 S 4 NATIONAL At Pittsburg ............14 15 2 Brooklyn.............. 1 C 3 At Cincinnati 6 10 2 Philadelphia 4 6 2 At i Chicago-Boston, rain. s At St. St. Louis 4 7 0 New York........'. o 5 0 AMERICAN At New York- New York......... 11 15 5 Detroit S 12 i At Philadelphia............ 6 10 3 Cleveland 7 5 3 Second Philadelphia............ 1 12 0 Cleveland 1 7 0 Called darkness, fifteen innings. At Washington............ 1 6 0 Chicago.............. 5 13 o Second Washington............ 2 5- Chicago.............. 0 4 At .Boston 6 8 2 f-KETCHELL FIGHT A FRAME-UP Former Manager Little Makes More Sensational Charges Two.Fake Fights in Which the Champion Took Part The Pitcher Who Cost Mugsy McGraw the Highest Price Paid for Any Bail Player Until Recently Connie Mack Bought Lefty .Russell for St. Louis............ 3 8 ASSOCIATION At Columbus..................9 15 Kansas City...............2 9 At Louisville..................4 7 St. Paul....................S 9 At Indianapolis................3 3 Minneapolis 0 8 NORTHWESTERN At Spokane 16 15 -Vancouver................ 7 9 At Tacoma....................0 6 Seattle 5 7 THEffSTANDlNGS Chicago, J.uly Jack John- son framed it up with the moving picture interest to allow the big fight at Reno to .go at least ssven rounds was ithe startling statement issued by George Little, Johnson's ex-manager, ast evening among other disclosures with which he attempted to make good his promise to come back at Johnson with tales that would astound the pub- ic. Likewise he related at the same ime a detailed story of a frame-up Between all concerned in the Johnson- [etchel fight, even telling of rehears- als of -the various blows which were to be struck.- "Johnson was compelled to agree than; the fight at Reno would -last sev- en related. Little, "in order to be able to sell his interest in the films. He told me that he had made this compact with the picture inter- ests. "He talked it "over with me and NATIONAL Won Lost P. C. Chicago......... 50 29 .633 New York........ 45 34 .570 Pittsburg........ 43 35 .551 Cincinnati....... 42 40 .512 Philadelphia...... 38 39 .494 St. Louis......... 37 45 .451 Brooklyn......... 34 44 .436 Boston........... 32 52 .381 AMERICAN Won Lost P. C. Philadelphia...... So 25 .688 New York........ 49 32 .605 Boston.......... 50 33 .602 Detroit.......... 45 40 .529 Cleveland........ 34 42 .447 Washington...... 33 4S .407 Chicago......... 32 48 .400 St Louis........ 24 54 .308 wanted me to agree to it, but I told him 'that it wasn't right to fake thip big fight in any -way, and I would have nothing to do with it." Little followed up this disclosure by repeating his assertion, which had been denied by Johnson during the day, 'that the Ketchel-Johnson fight was .a frame-up, and declared further that he had been present at the "fix- ing" of the Johnson-Kaufman fight jittle said he was in the; room when the two fighters rehearsed the "knock- out" that they might not make any slip before the public. "To show you that my story is said Little, "I'll give you the details of the Ketchel frame-up. First, John- ion was to get 10 per cent of the gross eceipts of the fight as the champion. The rest was to be divided 60 per ent for a purse and 40 for the pro- moter, Coffroth. The purse "was then to be divided 65 and 35 between the fighters. "They acted mighty queer in lots of ways, and two days before the fight son behind the ear with his glove, ten seconds after the opening of the twelfth. Johnson was to go down, turn and rise with a look of agony, on his face. Then he' was to knock Ketchel clown and out. "That night Coffroth came around in an automobile to our hotel and took Johnson and myself to Britt's home so that the round might !be axjhearsed Ketchel was there and we gathered rugs and pillows for 'the men-to fall on. Britt and Johnson then struck the attitudes that were to be taken for the pictures.. practiced ihis fall and he had a great deal of trouble in estab- lishing that look of agony. If you will examine 'the fight pictures closely you l observe even there that he forgot and that a'part of that expression of pain was a smile. "Ketchel told them that he had nev- know how. He told Johnson that he. had better hit him hard enough to knock him out, as he could stand the blow and did not believe that he would be able to lie on the floor and fake a knock-out otherwise. "So Johnson did hit him hard in the fight and knocked some teetlr out but at that Ketchel was little more than stunned and could have gotten up at almost any one of the ten seconds a-nd continued the fight. "Likewise, -the Kaufman fight -was fixed, from first to last. In the first place. Kaufman never was to, know his share of the purse, as Jt would be fixed right in the gate receipts. It was 'to be a ten-round no-decision fight and they framed it up to have no knock- out In the room at the .time of this agreement we're Johnson, Kaufman, Coffroth, Kaufman's manager, and myself. "But neither of trust the other. So they agreed that if either planted, a knockout blow, the one who landed this blow was to get BIG PRICE FOR EASTERN LEAGUE PITCHER Britt, Coffroth and Johnson held a {nothing of the purse and was to tfor- ,..._.. feit his which had been put up as a side bet by each. Then the fel- low who was knocked out was to get EASTERN Won Lost P. C. Newark......... 53 Rochester........ 45 Toronto......... 46 Baltimore........ 44 Providence....... 37 Jersey City...... 36 Buffalo.......... 34 Montreal......... 30 35 38 40 40 47 45 47 .616 .563 .548 .434 .430 .390 DECIDING BETS ON THE meeting in Coffroth's office. "Ketchel was not present at this session and I was not invited, but I later went in. Johnson then explained to me 'what was on tap, and they con- tinued their arrangements. They had decided that the fight was not worth while, except as a picture engagement. New ..York, July Clar- ence Russell, the pitching sensation of the Eastern league, and who has done such excellent work for the Bal- timore. Club this year, has brought the nrict, ever paid for a ball play- fellow, when the Eastern League .season closes, will join the Philadelphia Athletics, the hav- ing been paid .Baltimore by Connie Mack, manager- of the Philadelphia team. Jack Dunn, the managtr of the Bal- timore Club, made known the sale to- day at Rochester, wbere his team is, and created even a greater sensation by the than did the sale of Rube Marquard to the Giants by the Indian- apolis Club two years ago. When Russell first attracted .the at- tention of tht Baltimore owners he was pitching for a Baltimore Sunday peared before him, and it was not long Before Manager Dunn got him. Since >tne start of the season Russell has shown phenomenal form, and with perfect support would have lose but one game during the entire season thus far. He has a that is acknowledged to be the best in the circuit, and has a variety of curves and fast -and slow ones that should stand him in good stead in the big show. Russell is a willing worker, and one of his most valuable, assets is the fact that one or a half dozen errors have no effect on his work, never 'crabbing" over the misplay of his teammates or going "up in tM air" over poor plays behind him. He is a quiet and .unassuming young young- ster, and the praises that have been sounded over his work throughout the entire league have not changed the GOOD UMPIRES ARE BADLY NEEDED Much in Demand in the Big Leagues Just Now New York, July not es- tablish a school for baseball umpires? Surely President Tom Lynch and Ben Johnson "would advocate such an ed- ucational scheme for the betterment of umpires and consequent increase in popularity of the great national game: Umpires can do as much, if not more, toward popularizing baseball than a star player, but the great trou- ble is that the general run of um- pires are so dense that they couldn't YOU CANNOT EXPECT GOOD LUCK J in your fishing or shooting unlear you have the the right guns and ammunition. They'll be all right if you get them here. SO WILL THE WALL TENT and camp outfit we supply. if. there's anything for sport we haven't got come and tell us what it is. The Lethbridge Sporting Goods Co.. PHONE 1032 412 ROUND fT FAST 1M AT WINNIPEG RACES Winnipeg, July :three .fast- est heats in a race ever made on, a appreciate the fact. They go along antagonizing both -the baseball public and .the players, "as if that was what they were appointed sort of a preordained right and privilege that they refuse to relinquish.. There have been schools for players but I know of no department of base- ball that needs so much improvement as that of .umpires. half mile track in Canada is a rec- ord Bland S: Carson V arid Brown's pair made-in, the free-for-all yesterday, at the exhibition, .track and there -was not a spectator.pres- ent who "would ;be convinced that- Uland .S., cannot do. better', stilL, Mer- ry Widow, was a creditable; second all the -way for two the heats, tout eased up in .the had burst a iboot and the new. was not comfortable as might Great' things were expected of Bland >S. and school organization. Last year ne re-! size of his hat in the least everything." ported for spring practice, and in the ante-season games did well. Prior to his departure for New York I LaSt year RusSe11 was vith Has' on the Twentieth Century Limited yes- terday Johnson branded as lies all the charges that Little had brought Therefore they had agreed to let the against him the day before and -wound affair go twelve rounds and end with a double knock-down. "This was to be the detail of the twelfth round. Ketchel was to hit John- ,up by declaring that he would start suit against his former manager.for libel as soon as he returned from New York. erstown team, an independent organi- zation. In the Western Maryland burg he cleaned up everything that ap- While there are no official figures at hand, it is believed that Russell boasts the average strike-out record and tin; smallest average of hits per game for the opponents of any hurler in the Powers circuit. These officials require more Merr7 Widow dellyerai ing in the finer'points of "the" game The majority of them possess littl more than a mere superficial know! dge of what is known as "Inside baseball, and as for being polite anc lev general run the ball players have umpires beaten to a frazzle. Umpires of today have failed to ad vance at the same pace that the -sport has progressed. They have gone back in fact; and the umpires of the pres ent are not nearly as competent as those who officiated 25 years ago, with the exception of John Sheridan, um pire in the American League. Where can an umpire be found who is any where near the standard set by Tom Lynch, now President of the Nationa League; John Gaffney, Charles Dan iels, "Billy" Quinn and "Honest Johu Kelly." Hank O'Day, of the National League is a capable official, b.ut he doesn't be HARRY LEWIS Will Make a Return Trip to Paris in October New York, July Lewis Quaker City fighter, who cleaned up S10.000 out of the 10 battles he had on the other side, nine of them in Paris and one in England, is going to Paris again on October 1, where he BIG SCRAP San Francisco, CaL, July Corbett, the official betting commis sioner for the Jeffries-Johnson fight answered to-day a number of queries in regard to bets on the Reno battle. He said: "Tht better wins who wagered that Johnson would win in 15 rounds. The other better loses who bet that Jeffries would last 15 rounds. He .'.stayed 14 and a fraction rounds, and it would have been necessary lor the bell to ring at the end of tne fifteenth to win that bet "Other novel 'bets were One fellow wagered ?100 that the fight wouldn'c go 15 rounds. He won. An- other bet that Johnson would be an even-money shot at the ringside, and he also cashed, as the negro ruled ev- en with Jeff about the twelfth and fourteenth rounds." he is to receive a guarantee of or 35 per cent. of each bat- tle. His first fight will be with Jean Hague, the English heavy-weight, whom he-will meet for 25 rounds at the Wagram Club of Paris on the night of October 15. His manager, Al Lippe, has also practically completed arrange- ments for him to fight Tom Thomas, the English middle-weight champion for 20 rounds at the National Sporting Club of London the last week in Oc- tober. a INFLATED Magrath, July appar- ently has both her sister towns baf- fled when it comes to baseball. We jave Raymond two fierce last week and because of this the agreement to play here today has been ;ancelled. Cardston, too, is scared. The True Blues were to play here on Saturday but word has been received here that they will not come down. Avery is pitching great ball for the harden City this year. He has a >trong team and prepared to meet all omers. SIR WILFRID'S PARTY PLAYS BALL Melville. Sask., July the- Laurier special train pulled -out of Yorkton a typewritten challenge to a ball game at Melville in the afternoon was sent by Hon. Geo, P. Graham to Mr. Patchiri, of the New York Herald, and was accepted by him on. behalf of the press sports. The acceptance of the challenge on the part of the occtfi pants of car was artfully and enabled 'them to rope in the mounted police corporal, formerly n professional ball, with whose assist- ance they promised themselves an easy victory. Pride went before fall, however. In the presence of an amused critical fol- owing, none of whom enjoyed it more heartily than Sir Wilfrid, the scribes succumbed to -the Ministerialists by 9 to 4. It was a merry game with flashes of clever play. Hon. George Graham pitched mightily for his party. On the government side Premier Scott was at third base. P. F. Pardee, IvLP., at first, and E. M. McDonald, M.P., in j TWO GAMES .PRE- VENTED BY STORM Ball games in both Leth- ibridge and Calgary yesterday were prevented by inclement weatSher. Edmonton Winnipeg was the only W. C. L. game played yesterday. 4- WINNIPEG LOST IN THE FIRST INNING Edmonton, July was pounded thirteen this evening -for five runs in the first and one in the fifinh when Winnipeg also scored a lone tally in tonight's game, which was then called owing to darkness. ..........500 13 1 Winnipeg 5 0 Batteries: Dellar and Spencer; Speiser and Anderson. Umpire: Wheeler. LONG SWIM LETHBRIDGE TEAM ABROAD FOR A MONTH The Lethbridge ball team is sched- uled to commence a series of four games in Brandon Monday. Then they go to Winnipeg, -Regina, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary and then home to finish the season' with Saskatoon visiting. ABROAD Brandon ......July 25, 26, 27, 28 Winnipeg ...........Jufy 29, 30. 3d Regina .............August 1, 2, 3 Moose Jaw ........August 4, 5, 6 Saskatoon ........August 8, 9, 10 Edmonton -----August 11, 12, 13, 13 Calgary ..........August 15 to 20 Edmonton ......August 22, 23t 24 AT HOME, Saskatoon .........August 25 to 31 gin to compare with Tom Lynch on judgement or level-headedness. O'Day if he gets provoked is as bull-headed as a Texas steer running wild In the crowded streets, or a big city. His brain seems to thicken when he is nagged, and then what good judge- ment he may be blessed with flies off at a tangent, and then it is goodbye to correct decisions. O'Day's over- night decision that defrauded the Giants out of the championship in 1908 will never be forgiven by many people and showed conclusively that he has not the stiffness of spinal col- umn, without which any umpire is not exactly good. O'Day is sometimes called the best umpire in the National League. In Chicago he is especially looked up to as a fair and honest official, but that I is the most natural conclusion, fo Windy City enthusiasts to arrive at Why wouldn't they? President Lynch's staff of umpirt this season has been the laughini stock of baseball fandom. Many of hi; umpires are neither competent nor dc they understand baseball. At times i appears as if they were not blessed with good common sense. That they should be given the necessary authori :y to conduct games friction is not to, be desired, and it appears ri diculously farcial sometimes to an umpire who is grossly and palpa Charles Durbarrow, of Philadelphia Was in Water Over Twelve Hours Charles B. Durbarrow. of Philadel-1 FATHER AND SON Coaching Rival Crews For Canadian Henley Regatta in August Ottawa, Out, July bly incompetent call down some ob jecting players who know more real baseball than the lordly disposed um- pire could learn in 100 years. Good, capable umpires, physically and mentally able to fill the position acceptably, are scarcer articles than good ball players and a school for um- pires is something that must come in time. The great big majority of of- UPTON'S POOL ROOM BEST FIXTURES IN ALBERTA BARBER SHOP CIGARS LUNCH COUNTER Basement of the Oliver Block the field, were most distinguished. i phia, swam from Philadelphia to Ches- Thos. McNutt, M.P., succeeded in j ter, distance of over 32 miles, or a being that paradoxical creature, a pop-i continuous swim of 12 hours and 44 ular umpire, and Premier Scott gave a good ar.count of himself in the field J crews are drilling for the Canadian Ificials who are now Posing before a 'much-abused baseball public as such minutes, being the longest and best authentic performance ever made by an amateur in this country. Durbar- without disgrace to the vanquished. y, j rtJLJ. J w- It was, as Sir Wilfrid wittily remark- jrovr took up STvimming four years ago ed, a clear victory for the government, j and last year swam from Chester to who having been triumphantly sus-1 in using the tamed, deputed Mr. Pardee to act asjbreast stroke Before starting on his host to their late foes at the Windsor j effort he ate two soft- j boiled tggs for breakfast, and before Henley, to be held at St. Catherines in August, and James Ten Eyck. Sr., are a poor lot and a detriment to the and James Ten Eyck, Jr., have ried their Hudson River coaching riv- airy across the border. j A story sent out by The elder Ten Eyck, who coaches the Press -says: "The fight Syracuse University crew, is working fans cannot understand what hit Jef- Hotel. CITY FOOTBALL LEAGUE MEETING Three clubs formed the sum total of those represented at the meeting of the City Football executive last night Consequently no business was proceeded with. There will be two games nest week. On July 26th the A. O. P. eleven will play the S. O. E. team. Referee, F C. Abbot. On July 28th the Y. JvL C. A. clashes with the Westminsters. j entering the water, which was in fine condition for the swimmer's purpo- hiniself jgreasc. Using the Trudgeon stroke he arrived at Market street, Chester at his time down being He spent 53 minutes treading water and loafing waiting for the tide to turn. Durbarrow started regular train- ing for the swim on March 17. He swam over 200 miles, canoed over 380 and rowed nearly He swam daily from April 26, covering from 5 to 12 miles in trial goes. with the senior eight of me Ottawa itries-" That's -easy. it was the Rowing Club, while his son, who brought the Badgers of the University of Wisconsin to Poughkeepsie, is now coaching the Britanjiia crews of this city. While the arrival of the two coaches work began in earnest, and now the g is in full swing. Both the Ot- i Black Hand. Jim Corbett may be a good mono- logue artist, but Jie suffered an eclipse when he tried a duet with one Jack !Johnson. tawa kacing Club and the Britannia Club will be represented by a large number of crews at St Catherines this season. The practice at both quarters has Secome snappy under the mega- phone admonitions of the Ten Eycks. Wonder if Governor Gillett will call out the militia to defend him ag- ainst the suit Tex Rickard is preparing for him? P. 0. Box 344. Phones: C2S, Garage. 1262, Residence. GARAGE BROWNE- COSMAN CO. Five stalls with lockers, etc. Rates reasonable. Cars washed, polished and delivered. 246 Westminster Road. the goods. The Paddock ting ring was several inches