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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 27, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta ............- .....------------------------------------�-'-...............' '"^"'�""�'sdsMS' The Worid of Spcrt lunrrNO in wkstehn canada. (Oalgwiy Alljcrtni).) Wht;n the WcHlern Canada naseball Ijoagiic luugiie, iietllng coniititic.s to tlirivo in Western Canada, and particularly in the baseball league. The players arc Ixsttlng heavily "upon t'\-ery game that loinss. The siwcta-lors are hotting itn overy gninc that comos. It is somawhat surprising to iriany the amount of suvM'ort thnt visiting teams receive in this cil.v. Look Ihs-hind you or around you cveiy night of the week nnd you will fiml sonic person whom you believe, to be ewthiwia.stic Calgarian rooting for the outside tc-nm. They want to aeo the honte toaui flefeatod Iwcausc they have som^" money upon the visitors. That is the extent of their patriotism. Theiw Is nothing that will sO ;gnmo quickly put the l)usehall business to the iMid, and it hns stnrteetting. At present you see Cnlgarians Ivotting againHt the home tenmi. You .sec ployers liet. How much further is it to step over ajid permit the pl|iyor to h?t. u|)on the opposing team', tlicn you would see your ball l�layer have a fuiancit^l interest in (c MukoiiiHl upolt fol' a huid Jght for chniupion.ship htniors. It i.s expected that a Uirgo crowd will take advantage of the holiiluy to go with the I*afs. FOOTHAIX LEAGUE STANDING. P. Ixjthbridge .........2 Maclood ............3 Tatoer ...............8 w. 1 1 0 L. rt 1 I D. 1 1 2 IM. :$ 3 2 There was n big surprise part.v f'lr man^v lacrossi.sts in the Edmonton-Calgary 'game. C'g that Stralhcona had defeatod Ijdmonton 'J-2 and 'that t'nljrary had a bunch of tooted stnr.'4, it looked like a sure thing for Calgary. Hut it was not so to be. On their own grounds, after making a runaway race of it for the firt't two rpiarlers, the lif)in�'teani fad. Playing with KdmciHon agains>t the Piiie Ulike Cricket *.:iub, A. O. Lucas formerl.v of Lethbridgc ba'lted i!l runs and at bowling took three wick-etc for 30 runs, and is credited with four iBui'don.s. lOilmonton won the lUSE OiV BALLS. "Bases on balls caus morv disas -tor to a club than nliuost any other . form of mispla.V. Moiv games iire I won and lost through the issuing of passes to opposing batsmen thanmost lion ii.\cd|>t In the rarest of in�tn a box artist can and should doli'licratel.v give a but. -ter his Imse on lyalls are rare, and with Ih? pitching we get nowadays in the major leagues it is still rarer Some single bot-ter on a tc��nu nwy be hitting the pitcher i>nrlicularly haid and the occasion naiy come when, with men on bases and the score clo.se, it is wise to pass that niian, but it is always taking a long chance, for the next l>atter is likely tv clout the l>all and score, the runs of which the other side vas af-r�id. "Discussions as to whether baseball has advanced in the Inst decade loads mc to think that one point in the argument has been overlooked. That the game "of toda.v is more sci- Ilearn that 'l'atsmen thanmost entif.c than ton or fifteen years ago |�opl� cre.lit. Not until the pitchers' jj, gpneialiy acknowledged, but as to there, you seo, how the �gambling element, is going to ge't in and ruin the ball game, unless some nnothod Ik taken to check this gambling in Western basehall circles. The entire' Wi->�t is given to betting, which Is not at all desirnbl/> and which is very objoctionablo. In the'meantime, the western Canada league would do well to absolutely prohibit any betting among players and Anc any oD'snders. Itasolmll mui^t be kept straight and if gambling continues. It will not be kept straight. The hitherto despi.'s��d Maclcod football team put a serious crimp in the amhitions c.i the Tabcr team, on Friday. Fresh from their great .>�tand against the Maple Ix^afs, the men of the east felt confident, of an easy victory, hut Macleod proved stronger, at home than abroail and took the measure of rhe \'lsitors Ixy 3-O. The gam� was play�l in a heavy rain which prei:luay, to pla.v the football team of the Hocky town. Kmb�>Meried wHK their success ag -ainst Tal)er, the Macleod boys miny until they have a .strike or two on the Ijotsmen, will thoit! lie fewer games lost through loose pitching." This was the oi�lflion givi?n by J�s. McAlecr, loader of the St. Ixnils Browns, tailenders of the American league, as expros.sed in an interview recently. "Modern baseball is concentrat.id in the pitcher," he says, "and a base on balls is an evil that ought to lie curj^lile, but persi.sts in clinging to the ganto. How many a Imd innings has stacte be the case. It is to the team'that can cry.stalize into a habit this atieiiticn to the finer points of the gaiTic that w II finally win out. Other clubs ma.v be its equal or even superior in general pla.v, but thet�f folders in holders *c. was 960.00. D. King suggested that some of the a.000 pamphlets the city had or-ublic that thpy may send them lo jioople likely to he Inteiesiofl. Secretary Rakin having explained that the report of the Board ofTrade and 25.000 Club joint conurLilleo had not beiin submitted to the Council because of the. Council's action us stated above, W. W^ Irwin moved that the 25,000 Club offer two prizes of $.'iO and $25 for the iiest scheme of publicity. This motion carried. The applications are to lie in Uio hands of the .secretary by miikhiy of July 3rd. The question of headquarters for the Club was brought up by T. E. Pattcson. Messrs. Ninmums, Peter -son and Patteson wcie appointed to see about securing an office to which people seeking information could be directed and which would serve as headquarters for the Club. The Attraction Committee of the Club was delegated to look after the Club's obligations with regard to the Xat Reiss Southern Carnival er of acres under cultivation of au.v of the settlers of the Canadian West. He has a total of 10,400 acres of fall wlieat in. All of the brc�.k ng of the ground was done by steam plows. This is almost lioyond invagination. If there was a man, team and a single binder placed in this field to cut this wheat, t would take them over 'three .>ears to cut this grain. Tlliore will lie probably fifty binders work -ing at once when the crop is har -\ested in August.-Edmonton News. High River is to have a 250 l>ar-rel mill. . We are now unloading seven cars of Implements, Buggies, Carriages and three kinds of Wagons. We will be pleased to have you see our rigs and advise you to do so before purchasing anything in the above line. We handle the very best lines, guarantee quality and price. Do you want a cream separator ? If so, buy a Sharpies, for simplicity in operating, ease of turning and close skimming, it stands unequalled. Call and leave your orders for a mower, rake, binder, plow, seed drill, disc or harrow, gasoline Engines and threshing machines several kinds. Don't fail [to see our $25 road cart. You will buy. mm Lethbridgc implement Co OPPOSITE THE ELEVATOR Si, KINDS PLUMBING MATERIAL. IRON PIPE. Etc. WARM AIR, STEAM AND HOT WATER HEATING. Electric Light Globes 16 candle power lights 20c. 8 candle power lights 20c. Electric Light wiring put in for 75c alight Plumbing, Heating and Iron Work done at Fair Prices HICK M KE LY THE LEADING PLUMBERS m 'KM ;