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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETIIBKIBGE DAILY HERALD ALL THE LOCAL AND WORLD'S FOREMOST EVENTS I BIG BOUT AT SWEET GRASS ON JULY 4TH AND RILEY SIGNED FOR 20-KOUND LATER HAS FOUGHT FLYNN Sweet Grass, Mont, will be the scene ot big pugilistic battle July 4tlL JiiiL Foley the Milk River scrap- per is going to meet Tommy Riley, of San Fiancisco m a twenty-round mill. Fqley is a young fighter wlio lias considerable success In the past couple of ears in the ring, meet- ing and defeating all comers In these parts He has been fighting them ra all sizes and weights and doesn't consider himself nervy in challenging Torainj Bums, which, by the way he did. some time'ago. Folcy is built like a scrapper, much on the same plan as Tommy Burns, and Is about the same weight. This fight that Tolej has on his hands lor the Fourth will do much to test his right to ex- pect a fight nitli Burns, now that the tn-rnpl champion has entered the roped arena aagin and appears will- jog to meet all who have the class prepared to oppose him. This Riley .is a man of some nit .of the highest but he was good, enough to draw with Jim Flynn at one time. Ke ib 5n uia veteran at the game and is over two hundred pounds in weight which is some thirty pounds lieav'-- than Foley. He has been used good deal in the training camps by the best millers in the game. Foley agaia displays his nerve In meeting this burlj fellow but he Is not meet- ing him on alone; Foley has some science, some strength and some knowledge of the game and as is young, vigorous and speedy. If this. beat is pulled off in the afternoon a great many fans are like- ly to go down From here. The: conU catch the train that evening am to Lethbridge without losi of time TO DEFEND HIS CANADIAN TITLE WILL M.EET COAST CHAMPION AT SASKATOON AUG. 8TH Vancouver, June MoMa-. may think of Rickard's chances, the nan, manager ai Bill Rickard, the'' FLYNN IN THE !BEST SHAPE VETERAN RING FOLLOWER SAYS THAT BLACK CH'AMPION IS FAR TOO FAT _, "At thH stage of the game Jim I; Flynn is a far higher class looking athlete'than Jack Johnson. The champion can be relied upon training faithfully to put himself into condi- tion for the 'contest on the Fourth of Julj However, he is plainly flabby and way 01 erweight. and he has got to work hard in the live weeks in fiont of him if he is to be as good a man nhjsically as he Is to be as good a day he "defeated Jim Jeffries." So stated Tommy Camion, "the lit- tle man with the big who is to be the official announcer of the Flyim-Johnson .match, this morning. Cannon has been mixed up in the box- ing game the greater part of a life- time. He was scrapping as far back as 1888, during the time that Tom Allen was the. world's heavyweight champion Eddie McCoy was Can- non's ring moniker. Cannon has been in training camps Jack JIcAuHUe, Jack Dempsey Dari Creedon, Mysterious Billy Smith, Ike Weir, Young Griffo, George La- Strentor, Bfjiy Jleyers, Jim Hall Frank Slaun and Gus Huhlin as well 15 fohn L Sullivan and Jack Kllrain during both of. their memorable bat- tles. Cannon with the lone exception of Uncle Billy Jordan, California's veteran announcer, is the oldest an nouncer o {them all. He o'fficlated at the Andy Bowen Kid Lavigne contest In New Orleans, which resulted .the- former's death. Cannon was on the Job when five of Americas greatest ring heros lost their John L. Sullivan, Jack Dempsey, Jim Corbett, Bob Fitsslm- ,mbns -and Terry McGovern are the Bport'b notables Cannon champions and -nho were relieved of their titles in the matches that fol- lowed. With Johnson's Ego "Alexander the Great Had Nothing on the Big Smoke AHEAD IN EVERY SERIES 'The Giants and White Sox .-.re ahead on they havo played this CI' You can swear by the "Alon- BO" Clear Hav- ana gale at TheElite Cigar Store Adj. Morrll Theatrt Phone 1318 TOMMY BURNS local boxer, who recently met and defeated Pete JIuldoon and Lee Man- son, yesterday concluded all arrange- ments for a meeting between Tommy Burns and, his protege at Saskatoon on the afternoon of August S. A guar- antee of has been posted by the two men to insure their appear- and it remains as a side bet on the result after they get into the ring. The fight Is to be held under the management ot Messrs. Wright and O'Brien of Saskatoon, well known newspaper men of that city. No matter what the general public big local boy has all the confidence in the world in himself, and is im- mediately going into training in order that he may not lack anything in con- dition when the time for the fight arrives. Manager McMahan has ar- ranged for a "camp for hie man over in North Vancouver, and with him as a training partner for the tlmo being 'will be Lee Manspn. Negotia- tions are now pending with Denver Ed Martin to get him into the camp as chief trainer and sparring partner. The fight, is, to be for the welght championship of Canada, and a wonderful opportunity appears to be presented to Rickard to get in the iistic limelight. Nothing the Matter Davies' Lone Entry Las Vegas, N. M., June 10 leaving here today for Santa Fe, where he is to ;bo.x before the state legislators, Jack the negro heavyweight champion, with charac- teristic compared himself with the Great. "Alexander the yawned the big negro, "had nothing on me. I'm too good for any other man in the world. There is not anyone left for me to lick. 'After July 4 I will meet the rest of these white, black and blue hopes at the rate ot one a week. This means Sam Langford, too, but Sam must post a side bet. I'm fine, and believe me, I could put Palzcr, Mc- Carty, Flynn and Langford in a ring and whip the bunch without exerting myself." Montreal, June list of win- ning owners at the .Montreal Jockey Club meet at Blue Bonnets published today, shows that Robert Dayles, of Toronto, with o-nly one made the biggest clean up. The famous Plate Glass made onjy three starts, tmt came under the wire first on each occasion, netting his .owner three wins were all in stake events. John ,W. Schorr was the next largest winner, taking Baseball at Hillcrest Ilillcresti, .June some time it was thought, we were not suing to be represented by a ball team this season, the players being; unable to agrco among themselves over some minor questions. Apparently every- thing lias, been settled to everyone's satisfaction and tlie boys arc now out practising every night. It is ratlier late in Uie season for them to start ..i, but they arc working bard qml, provided tl'cy keep it up, a good game They have acquired another good player lately and Made a Killing at Blue Bonnets Decoteau Going to Sweden for Metre Event Montreal, June over a somewhat heavy track in a steady downpour of rain, Decoteau, of Alberta defeated Chandler of British Columbia in the metre run at the M. A. A. A. track this afternoon by an eighteen yard margin. The time 2-5, which con-.iidcrhig the weather condi- tions, was good. Tho race was to decide which of the two men should go with the Can- adiim team to Stockholm. Decoteau won tho event at the trials Saturday but his time was very alow, and Chandler, who reserved himself for the metre event had done far better a week previous in Toronto. Consequently tho race off or- Decotemi is now certain to go and tonight a recommendation was wired to Toronto! favoring RUBE HITS .294 .Besides twirling for a perfect nor- WARNER DEFEATED GARDEN CITY NINE GAME ONE-SIDED BUT FULL OF EXCITING INCIDENTS -SCORE 12-5 MAGRATH HAS YOUNG SET OF PLAYERS-MADE A STRONG FINISH Warner, -June a game full 11 lira interest and exciting situa- tions the Jlngrath Gardeners last week went down to defeat before the Warner aggregation in a rather one- idai game, 12 to 0, before a bumper crowd of fans on the bleachers, who uillautly faced the wind and sand to cheer the Homesteaders on to victory in Ite second game of tho southern division of the Southern Alberta Lea- gue. The locals were faced by a bunch of youngsters, hut the way they handled the pill during the encounter testified to tho fact ibat they .have ome skill on the diamond, and there is a mighty dangerous chance of tlieni looming up threateningly in the fut- ure. It was some swatfest. Heavy slugging 'was the order of the game, but the invincible infiekl work of the locals accounted 'for the small score of tlie visitors. Engleliart did the firing for the-War ner team, and acquitted himself i feather in his already, star-spangled cap. He was opposed by Beazley, a kid who knows how to pitch. He handed out some hot stuff during Hie janne, and had he had the supiioit he deserved the result of the game would have been entirely different. In several innings it resolved into a pitchers'- battle, and the way Beazley tame out of the pinches pretty smart. Hut Bnglehart also showed his class to good advantage, and seven strikeouts to his credit. Beaz- ley fanned five, and only walked one, while three, ilagrath lads tool; an easy stroll to first from the Warner twirler. He Was Ashamed The game got off about a quarter to four. .It. started brisk with Ma- grath to bat. Scott was first up, and succeeded in picking a beauty from Bnglehart's offering, making first safely. Coleman followed Scott and: shot a hot bingle to right, making! first and .advancing Scott to third.' Hocking was retired, much ashamed of himself, but A.. Mercer made con- nections and lined out a single. Poor fielding was seen for a moment, and Scott sneakod across home plate. This cheered- the visitors somewhat, and Manager Heathersha'w -was wear- ing some two-by-four smile. But their chances 'some more were rudely shattered when Deglow and werofSent hack to their seats in quick succession. Warner put two on ice in the first, the credit being due Gorrill .and Engl-e- hart. sillihilm was fifst to bat and biffed out a pippin to right. He landed safely on the, first sack. Applet's eyes failed to discern the twisty course of Beazley's offering, and he was soon sent the way of his fathers. Berg died on third, and Bigford fan- ned, concluding the round. Jonah Struck Them The next inning was the Jonah ,of both teams. There was nothing doing in the score line, both twirlers pitch- ing like demons. Mercar did excel-( lent service behind the bat, and he and the Garden City 'twirler mak-e a They will probably he in better form next game, as it was their first duel this season. Luker did the receiving for Warner, and as usual showed up brilliantly. Engle- nart was sure of his catch, thus mak- ing it possible to' hand out dope that was in baseball calendar and dope that 'wasn't. The third was a repitltion of tlie lecond, both teams' doing fine infield work. No tallies were chalked up for jither team. In the fourth .Magn.th :iad a fighting chance for a score, b-t failed. Beazley and J.. Mercer were retired in short order, but the next batter up, Evans, knocked a DIC.I bingle to right, landing him on Br-c. Scott, the giant sw-itsman ot the Ma- srath team, was next to bat, bit: suf- "ered the humiliation of a clean fan. Magrath took it all in good part, and chased out. Warner did things in their half of ;he 'fourth, Luker and Graham both naking the circuit. But Beazley again on the job in his usual form, and Millliaim, Berg arid Bigford were killed, sending them to the yard along their companions. Something to Remember The fifth will always linger in tho memory of tlie Magrath team, ond in he club-house ot the Homesteaders jow hangs a tribute to the innings, implanted in an imperishable frame. Magrath came to bat with full conn- donee of their prowess, but were si- lenced in great style, but they took their medicine like men. And then he fun. is for Warner. 'Picnic" was right, for In ihis Water- loo innings the death blow to tlie Garden City hoys from which they never recovered. The Jinx took .hand 'with the and It .ras some Job for tlie scorers to keep thoir eyes peeled nnd tliolr quill going. Millliaim was retired, and'It was up o Applein to start tho merry-go-round. Heazlcy weakened perceptibly ond Hoot, It's Here (WEDNESDAY) SPECIAL (THURSDAY) Auld Lang Syne Dinna Forget it IN TWO REELS Thi Mis ie greatest Scotch Production ever attempted. Photographed among the Green Hills o' Scotland, is It and you'll bo sorry. SEE IT AND YOU'LL NEVER REGRET IT. a "Brae nne" acqimcn anuuu i .jjesmes uviruns ior a periecL jier- v Tower is showing them how they centnge, RiiIw.iJtorg.uard lias batted i play, ball down cast- i' with sloppy Holding the whole brigade took a soar In a balloon. It began to look ai though they never put the Warner bunch out. Jensen made a couple of costly errors in centre and'the infieldeTs thought they just might as well take a -peek irift the upper regions with their comrades and threw the ball hither and thithei in. a vain attempt to silence their foes. Six runs! It was -staggering, and from then on the Mag-rath troop- ers played really sloppy ball. In the sixth Beazley struck out two ?nen in succession, but -in the next time at bat Warner slipped two more over their enemy. And the Band Played On And thus the game went on. It looked as though .Magrath was going to emerge from the figlit with one lone tally to her credit. The ninth inning came it found grath still on the job, badly battered but still in the ring. Well sir, that was some event. With two men down everyone thought the game -was done. But it wasn't. Cyclone Scott grabbed 'the stick, 'and with a mighty Swat, drove the pill to right. Hock- ing, the whirlwind second baseman, did a similar trick. The next man filled the bases, and it began to look the least bit exciting. Tension ran high, and when A. Mercer took up the cudgel everyone held their breath. Morcer has some reputation and it by no means suffered. Rather, he .wrote another page ja his already glittering baseball history by slam- ming out one of those home runs for which he is famous. It was on his third strike to boot, and when he lost the ball, Warner, both the team and the fans, stared In amazement. It was certainly a' pippin of a hit and made the score five to twelve. With another. suurt Mag-rath put' men on second and third, but Jensen was re- tired and the game was over. Warner Had Luck Warner won on the good merits of her infield and luck. It-was evident- ly jVIagratb's off day, at least it was Jensen's, for be is generally there with stellar fielding. The Magrath team is young and inexperienced, speaking generally. It was the first time they had gotten together, this year, and 'they certainly handed out a good class of ball, when all things are considered. By the next game their team will be materially strength- ened, and will be in a position to show up to better advantage. Man- ager Heathershaw feels greatly en- couraged with the outlook, and has confidence in his aggregation. War- ner has a strong team. That goes without saying, but the result of the season is as yet very much in doubt. They meet Magrath in Magrath next Thursday. Aii interesting game is expected. The score by Magrath 1.00 000 565 .Warner 200 260 5 3 The line up: Mercer c; Beazley p; Coleman Ib; Hocking 2b; Deglow 3b; A. Mercer ss; Scott rf; Jensen cf; Evans If. c; Qlglehart p; Berg 2b; Applein 3b; Mill- helm sp; Grady rf; Bigford cf; Gra- ham it7 Umpire Coombs. BASEBALL IN THE BIG LEAGUES Results of Games Standings Today National ,9-8 Chicago New York 311 000 020 S 11 2 Chicago ___ 100.104 010 I) 15 2 Richie, Lavender, Reulbach and Ar- cher; W'iltse, Crandell and Meyers. 11-3 Boston St. Louis 100 001 3 f, 4 Boston ___ 000 050 12 0 I Salee, Date, Woodburn and Wingoy Hess and Kling. '1-0 Brooklyn Pittsburg .000 000 0 Brooklyn 010 000 1 Camnitz ami Gibson; Hilcker Miller. 10-1 Philadelphia. Cincinnati .000 100 1 Philadelphia. 400 0-10 12 0 Fromme, Fletcher, McLean and Sev- eroid; Seatori and Dooin. National 6 1 5 0 and American 6-3 Philadelphia Cleveland 100 100 a 13 0 Philadelphia. 000 004 6 12 1 Standing, Mitchell and Easterly; Bender and Thomas. Detroit 100 000 392 Washington 101 030' 7 12 0 Mullin and Onslow; Englo, Cashion, and Williams. 3-2 Boston St: Louia '000 010 272 Boston......000 001 3 10 1 Brown and Stephens; O'Brien and Chicago. 5-1 New York Chicago 001 000 5 4 New.York .000 100 a C 3 Lange and Block; Ford and Sween- ey. ________ International Buffalo. S, .Toronto 6. Rochester 7, Montreal 2. Baltimore 11, Jersey CHy 3. Newark 12, Providence 10. Canadian London 8, Hamilton 0. Ouelph 5, Ottawa 3. St. Thomas 6, Braulford 'Northwestern Seattle 3, Vancouver 2. Seattle 3, Vancouver 2. Victoria 3, Tacomu Spokane 4, Portland 0. Association Minneapolis 0, Columbus 2. St. Paul 2, Toledo 1. Indianapolis.4, Milwaukee C. Kansas CKy 7, Louisville .5. Central International Dulutti.lO, Superior .3. Winnipeg 7, Grand Forks 3. New York---- Chicago Cincinnati Pittsburg St. Louis Philadelphia Brooklyn Boston...... W. 34 25 211 ..22 22 18 14 11 American American Boston Chicago...... Washington Philadelphia Detroit......... Cleveland.....'. New York St. Louis 30 L. Pet. 8 .810 IS .582 21 .554 20 .621 27 .449 22 .450 27 .342 32 .305 IS .625 10 .020 21 .580 20 .535 25 .500 23 .489 10 .341 34 .209 International Rochester Buffalo...... Jersey City Baltimore Newark..... Montreal..... Toronto Providence 28 15 22 II! 26 19 23 21 20 25 18 24 18 25 16 26 Northwestern Vancouver Victoria........ Spokane...... Tacoma Seattle........ Portland National......' 29 -25 23 25 25 29 .652 .579 .577 .523 .445 .429 .412 .331 .537 .520 .510 .491 .472 .463; Association Toledo Minneapolis..... Columbus...... Kansas City..... Indianapolis St. Paul........ Milwaukee...... Louisville 36 IS .667 35 20 37 20 .650 27 28 .491 24 33 .-121 ____. 23 .397 20 33 .37R 18 33 .353 PACKEY MoFARLAND GOING TO EUROPE Stockyards Boy Says He Never Felt Better in AM His Life Chicago, June -McFar- land, the Chicago lightweight, who has been picking up easy money among the third raters for some time past, announced today that he will sail for Europe June 15. McFarland has jirat returned from Michigan, where he defeated Jack Brennan in four rounds. Packey declares, that he has never been in better shape in his .life. H0 has several good matches in sight on the other side of the says. Mornington Cannon Takes Issue With Tod Sloan's Statement London, June Momington Can- non, the most famous of. the genera- tion of Jockeys, which lias almost pass- ed away, vigorously denies "Tod" Sloan's asertion, based on the Derby race, that the horsemanship' of Eng- lish jockeys Is disgraceful. "Sloan's charge might be that jock- ey's lack nerve, is absurd. The trouble is that owners are now constantly putting Frenchmen and Americans on horses and the unfortunate Eng- lishman .rides every race in fear of being superseded, "This fear at the bottom causes the lack of Initiative by English jockeys. If owners will stick to English jock- eys and give them a fair chance they Vill find them as good as ever." Cannon, who dislikes tho American crouch seat, admits it.has forever sup- erseded the old English style ot rid- ing, an opinion in which Walter Griggs one of England's foremost jockeys, concurs, saying the American style is better, giving the jockey full control THE COMPLETE SUPPLY HOUSE Engine Room Supplies JENKINS VALVES OF ALt. KINDS PEMBERTHY INJECTORS, LUBRICATORS OIL AND GREASE CUPS PACKING, BELTING, .ETC. PRESSED STEEL GREASE CUPS, COPPER AND TIN OILERS, WASTE, ETC. The Western Supply Equipment I 312-4th Street, South. of Ills horse. Tho Duke of Devon- shirs commented laconically "the fSng-. lish Jockey is good enough-for me." Tod Sloan, the great American jock- ey was, at the height of his famous career some fourteen years ago. After achieving'the highest'Success on the American "turf he invaded England and startled the racing, world with the moat phenomenal record of wins over achieved by a jockey anywlierg. He put in the shade the best of E1 land's riders. It was his method ol riding that accounted for hla success, which was an American style. SloanV success brought other American jocks to England, the Martins, the Uiofs and the Manors, whose atyle !was'similar to Sloan's. Thoy too achieved suc- cess and that decided the English stables In favor of Americitn methods of riding. Tod Sloan as ;i jockey haa outgrown his usefulness but his opin- ion on riding still carries, weight and we are not surprised to hear of Lord Lonsdale and Mornington Cannon tak- ing.issue with Sloa'n in his attack on English jockeys and their methods ol riding. Sloan used to sit as close to the horses cars as possible. Some said he did this. for convenience in whispering words of magic to the i- mats he so often "brought under I ho wire In the load. Sloan had his own ideas howoVer. Ond to use the forelegs for a, prop as much as aible. LOOK LIKE WINNERS. The race In the National league la not over but the, curtains are beginning to flutter and the fade out. ;