Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 7, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta
-If J-f '4 ( THE LETHBRTDGE DAILY HERALD Tuesday, March 7,1911. LIVE FOOTBALL NEWS S-PO-R-T-S HACK. YEARNS FOR HICHEST LAURELS Big Russian Would Greatly Like to be the World's Champion -- Going to Europe Meeting of the Sons of England Last Night a Rouser - Gait Square in Demand for Football - To Hold Another Dance .Chicago, March 6.-With a record of express au opinion onlv in a general having defeated decisively every Am-j^^'ay- . , ^ "Ko, I wouldn't snv which is th(> encan wrestler of note among that, ^^^^ ^. ^^^^^^ -^^^^^^.^^ ^, extensive division known as the see- Without professional baseball oppo- opponent. That the Caledonians won sition the football players and sup-' on their merits last year is gladly porters of the city intend to make conceded." their favorite game hum as never' A n-ost important piece of business I best of them, in mv opinion, for all j'"'f"^^- '^'"^ ^''^ ^P'^"^ t'"';"^'*' discussion on the iis^ of the of them have points that make them ""ecMng of the S.O.F.. football guth-, Gait snunrc for football playing, ond class, George Hackensclimidt, the stfini ont. For instance, I could find ering at the ofTices of the Quick Without the square, it was felt that JiussiiuiXion, is making preparations ; points about Harry Ordemau that Print last evening when plans for the the game would lose in its growing to leave America for Europe with : would make him better than Jesse ^^^^^^ of j,gn ^.^^^ discussed. There ; populnritv. It wa.s decided to have a his manager. Jack Ctirley. They ex-, Westergaard, and see something in ^ encouraging turn-out, noarh-committee from the Ch,b attend tjie pect to sail the latter part of March j ''utler's work that might n�ike hira > a ^ """"'^'^ ^"^ "'" Bnd will bje gone until next fall, i better than either of these men. But ^o'^V l-cmg present and the kind of , ( ,ty Council meeting this afternoon Then they plan to return and if possible secure then a meeting with Trank Ootch for the world's title Hackenschmidt made a "ramps" on !the American wrestlers in Chicago the good points of one are offset by ; enthusiasm which spells big things ; and endeavor to secure a part of the reigned throughout the meeting. President Robins occupied the chair and commented on the excellent show ing always made by the S. 0. K. on the good points, in another direction, of the others. And thus it goes all the way through. - ----------- ________ _ "When I wrestled Ordeman he seem the other night when he downed Char-' ed to be at his very best. He was j ley Cutler, who was the last of the so strong and powerful thai: 1 was j the football field, but he had reason secondary division to fall before the put to rtxy best to defeat him. That j to believe that the team that would enormous strength and stamina, not ^ made him look .great, didn't it ' Yet , ^ep^sent the societv on the field to say skill, of the mighty foreign | when he met ( utler he fell and fell hard. Going on down the line I beat Cutler much more easily, or rather ' foT^"" years. "It is some consola-;on Easter Monday. The one recently Btar. And when Cutler had been safely public square for lootbaU purposes. The executive committee was given power to select the_ best trainer obtainable. The finances were repotted to be in fine condition, but in view of the fact that it costs considerable to run a j this year would surpass anything of; team, they will give another dance tucked away into the Lion's bag 'of much quicker, than I did Ordeman. j tion, when you don't win to feel that j held was a hug? success and it will victories, the Russian heaved a big; Ton see, it is possible that Ordeman j you have been beaten by a sigh of relief and told Manager Cur-j was not himself when he faced Cut- ' lev that he thought the job had been ler, but i would not want to detract well done. ""o bit from Cutler's great victory Hackenschmidt was asked after the Cutler bout to express some opinions over the Norsk. Dr. Roller is an exceptionally clev about the American wrestlers he had cr man but may lack stamina and defeated. ability to go over a di.stance at a "Well, for very good reasons i ; hard gait .\mcricuR. too, worthy 1 be the aim of the committee in charge to make the Easter Monday danco even better. The- question of a second team was fully discussed and it was mentioned that so ninny Englishmen had signi-lied their willingness and desire to play that it was an absolute necessity to run two teams, and it was decided to do so, hut only one team would he run in the league. The resignation as captain of Bob Chiswick, one of the oldest and foremost football players in the city was very much regretted. Besides excelling as a player, his popularity did much to hold the players together as a unit. The officers for 1911 are : James .\shcroft, honorary president : F. T. Robins, acting president ; Jas. Dawson ; vice-president ; A. J. Warren, secretary-treasurer ; W. Holberton, captain, and R. C. Ferrit, vice-capt. COLEMAN AND TABER JO PLAY Coleman, Alta., March 7.-The hockey fans of the Pa�8 are look-ing forward to Wednesday night whan Coleman, champions of the Croyvs Nest Pass, crota sticki with the Taber septette champlona of Southern Alberta. The Coleman team having defeated Macleed and Lethbridsa by the large scores of 8-2 and 7-2, rsepoctively, are quite confident that they can give the prairie town boys a run for their money. The ice which is In first class condition. Is being hetd f�r the match and no doubt the spectators will be treated to the fastest exhibition of Canada's National winter game put up in this pari of the country thie season. Considerable money Is being wagered on the outcome of the game, the odds now otanding two to one on Colaman. BUDGET OF ENGUSH SPORT MATCHED NEW STUNT The Players Practicing at West Baden Chased Hold-up Men West Baden, Ind., March 6.-The .,'ould hardly care to do that in the soecdv and skilful that it would take .Chicago Cubs alternated their training: way that 1 know vou want," the big a real cham.pion to tumble him over, j stunts today by engaging in a bandit nJn said slowlv and thoughtfully. "I The same may be said of Fred Beell, ^j^f^"?^;', ^"'"f^. ''^Trt might cause a lot of offense to some although, of course, 1 would Bav that :'^f,' f""P ^'llH ^'1' � ^^'i might ... of these men, whom i have found to all of these men are a trifle too light be exceptionally gDod sportsmen and to he considered seriously with the | the best of losers. i wouldn't care big men. i am sorry that i shall not to offend them and therefore i could be able to meet Gotch this trip." MORAN Is Befter Boxer Than Woigast, Says Packey McFarland Detroit, March 6.-Packey McFarland, who Is here with a vaudeville show, today Indulged In a modest way ef declaring himself the lightweight champion. "Moran ia a hetter fighter than Woigast," he said. "If they ever come to-�rether my money will go on the Bng-liBhman. Woigast isn't going back as many experts figure out from his battle with Brown. Brown Is a joke as a fighter. I conBider Hogan a hetter man. Hogan Is not only a hoxer, but a. fighter. "While i have never boasted of my Own ability, i am confident i can beat Moran at any stage of the game, so there Is no danger of the title going out of the country." RINKS Baden Hotel. Two men, as yet unidentified, lared H. Mayer, of Edmonton, Canada, up the hillside this morning, ostensibly to shoot dice. One of, the men asked Mayer to douhlecrosa | * Warren, secretary of the Sons the other. On the way up Mayer de- of Enaland Football Club, this morn-clded that he was to be the goat him-'ing received the following letter from self and he reneged. Then the men U^^^ G. Watt, secretary of the fam-attacked him and took $515 of his' , ,, , ^ ______,,,,.f,^ f, ..,,,, M, 1,111 'ous 'Newcastle United Football Club, money and started to run up the hill. Mayer's cries brought Joe Tinker, Hank Weaver and Fisher to the res- ENGLISH TEAM IS NOT COMING Newcastle United Failed to Agree With Winnipeg and Won't be Seen Here of Newcastl^-on-Tyne, England: "dear Sir:-Your letter of 23th ult. cue^ The players plunged after the; hold-up men, but the latter had secur-' " ed a good start and managed to escape In the heavy wooda CHAMPION ined One Hundred Dollars for Speeding His Auto San Francisco, March 6,-John Ar- Of Various Nationalities in Competition at Taber Taber, March 6-The curling enthusiasts have had a most exciting time during tbe last few days, Interest being centered on the Internation al competition. Rinks composed of Canadians, .Scotch Canadians, Irish iTanadians, Americans, Scotch and English took part, the two latter being represented by but one rink each. It was a most exciting contest, the first priEe going to the Judson American rink, who won a strenuous game from the Englishmen, who had to be content with second prize. The i gory of anecdote It v. ill be the endeav Consolation prize for those who fell ' come to terms with the Winnipeg Football Club for a series of matches In Canada, so that now all our nego- Gossip of the Ring and the Turf-African Boxers London, Eng., Mar. 4.-Australian Bill Lang, imported to thlB country from his home in the Antipodes by that very astute promoter Hugh Mcintosh, as the Britalns' white man's hope, hM made bis last stand as a ohiampionship possibility. Eight thousand persons, who paid all the way from $2 to $.S0 for 'the privilege, jammed into McIntosU's Ulympia Annex that Wednesday night, and, having, watched Boston Sam Langford dispose of his heavyweight white rival in six rounds, filed out again confident that there is no "white hope" in the ranks of British subjocta. Equally confident they were that If Jack Johnson is to relieved of his champtonshlp title The "Boston Black" as they call Lang-ford here, is the boxer to turn the trick. Ab for Lang he will never get an- Reminiscences and Anecdotes of the Turf and Other Sports Written Exclusively for the Herald, by "Craignorth" Last night I was dosing and dreaming. The crowd and the bustle were there -and the rustle Of the Bilk In the autumn sky gleaming. The stand thronged with faces-the broadcloth and laces, The booths and the tents and the cars. The Bookmakers' jargon for making bargain, The nasty, stale smell of cigars. -Lindsay Gordon. In the matter under the above heading, which may come Into the cate- thur Johnson, champion pugilist, was out in the first round, was won by fined �100 today by Acting Police j the Irish-Canadians Judge James Conlan for driving his; The prize-winning rinks were: Am-automoblle at an unlawful apeed.' pricans-H Beard, W. E. Bullock, G. Johnson at once served notice that he would appeal the case to a higher court. HELP FOR OLD BACKSJAT ACHE QIN PILLS Cur* Them Engli.sh-W. B. Grubb, A. P. Veale, M. aiacPhetson, and Dr. .A. Mamman, skip. Consolation-A. Hetherington, of the writer to keep off as far as home was tne town moor over which the races were run, and on one of'the days my nurae wheeled the perambulator containing my brother with the writer toddling alongside, on to a quiet part of the course. I remember three horses walking past to the starting point with the silk of the jockeys' odds ; jackets shining in the sun, and as tbe ' horses lussed us a man standing near remarked. -There's the winner, Strathblane." I got a memory picture of a big bay horse with a jockey wearing a nliite jacket with tartan bflt and cap and I am glad that my memory p.'cuirc is that of a good horse the properly of one who bears a name possible any anecdines which have j ^jj^,.^.,35, ,i^.ygr (jjggraced either on the beou previously published or are well battlefield or the race-course-the hon-kncn'u. Jlanv well known followers oj-g^ gotijsh title of 'Montrose. of sport have, from time to time, published their reminiscences and frequently tholr readers have beeh grievously dls.tppo!nted owing to the fact that much of the matter has been old It rausc have been several years af: ter that my father took me to a meeting. I v-'as at school, and such was the interest taken In the races that every rear the school was dismissed at 2 and the writers of the books seem unr o'clock on one of the afternoons 'to I W. S. Russell, R. ii. Anderson and able to gel down to the re-Uly interest-1 ,ije race for the Great Blaukshire a W. Wright, skip. "A MILD KICK ing events in their career, but harp j Handicip. Before the school was dls- Sporting Editor, Lethhrldge Herald: Age is no barrier to the wonderful, ! sir:-I would like to make a mild SfrTQ^'.!.''^''''"^'. P^P'^^i.'" "l.f'^^ iklok re the Man Behlnd's summing up ^^^"^W^'Lv^e^otre^'o"^^^^^^^ if ^-''^ the various football; stale, from men and women of 6o, 65, 70, 75, i leams that played last year in the 80 and over, testifpng to the great relief Lethhrldge league. I notice he men- they received from takinj; GIN PILLS, tlons every team barring the Brltts, n Mr. Samuel Martin of Strathroy, Ont. team' that deserves the encouragement suffered for twenty years with misery that vou give the A. O. F., who by the only on the big Important things, leaving much small luieroating matter untouched. In regard to tlie 'turf it la curious how even well-known writers serve up the old anecdotes time and again, and in this way what was once honest roast beef with very palatable gravy, in Its revived form of Irish stew or Scotch meat pie tastes tliree boxes, was entirely cured. Martin ' enjoys Martin is now 85 years of aoe enjoys tbe robust health of a vigorous Mr. and man of sixty, thanks to GIN PILLS. All elderly people are troubled, wore or leas, with Kidney and Bladder Tronble, and pain and weakness in the back. GIN PILLS are a guaranteed cure for all these misfortunes. Money promptly refunded if they fail to give complete satisfaction. joc. a box-6 for |2.s6. Sample box free if yon write us, mentioning this paper. National Drug aud Chemical CS;..jN��t.A.D.. Xoroato. 4I i wonder if many followers of the turf, whether of the bangllal or harness persuasion, remember their first sight of a race-horse. There are of missed the head master usually had the whole school together and gave them a very wholesome lecture on the evils of gambling and- so on, though at the same time, not saying anything against the turf as a sport, because in fact, he, like others went to the races. I remember my father paying twopence to get me a place on the top of a gingerbeer van from which, In perllnuE proximity to the edge, I wltneeaed the sight of a dozen horses passing twice and the last time seeming to present a haleidoBcopic effect would j of colors and whirling whips. My In- oourse, circumstances which ' not always occur to everyone. The j terest in the turf was then confirmed about more good football players look-| average man for instance probably got and 1 i-eem to have .1 far clearer mem- ing on than were playln.?. Well, as one j ^^j^ jjj.^ ^jg,,, tbe turf and his first ory ot horses and eporting people of who had the opportunity of looking for ^ race-horse when the field twenty and more years ago then 01 and choosing players, i think the Man emerged from the enclosure at some those i saw last year. big race meeting, aud thus, of course,' tiatlons for our proposed tour are at other fight In this country. In tact, an end." I it is altogether possible tha't ho has , ' seen his last engagement in the ring. This letter .8 In answer to one sent j,,t ^^^^^ ,^1^ ^^^^ ^ last month by the St O. E. football month ago while battling P. O. Cur-club, on behalf of the Lethhrldge and ran, hitting Curran when he was down District League, inviting the winnere so again this week, when Langford .u. r�,, 1.___-li^^ slipped and fallen in a rush, Lang of the English cup last season to come , ^, " was guil'ty of the same offense. Per- to Lethbridse when on this side of the gpnally Lang Is a capital fellow, and has always been famed as the fairest of fighters. The view taken here is that the terrible punishment that he has had handed out to him by Tommy Burns and Jack Johnuon out In Australia have had a lasting effect from which Lang will never recover. Instances, not unlike Lang's case, might be cited of several boxers in the States. Just because the Engliahmen real-lang did have a water. Woigast and McFarland for Bout the Latter Part of April Chicago, March l.-Kt the result of a conference yester- day. Lightweight Champion Ad Woigast and Packey Mc- - Farland, stockyards light- weight, will meet in a ten round bout before the Fair- mount Club, New York, the latter part of April. Accord- Ing to the agreement, McFar- ^ land must weigh 135 pounds at 7 o'clock on the night of the fight. tion with some one, who apparently thinking from my knowledge that i wanted to bet, offored to put me on ly believed that to a good 'thing. Ho accordingly in- chance for the world's championship troduced me to a commissioner of the he was the popular favorite in senti-name ot Cooner; that is, a man who raent-althoiugh not in the betting-makes his living by betting for others when the men entered the ring. Two on commission, or working what ia years ago when Langford whipped lan called a commission on a fancied Hague at the National Sporting Club horse. The information i got from the Boston boxer had the crowd on this gentleman was good enough for bis side from the start, notwltbstand-he told me 'that there were two very ing that Laag, at the time, was the highly fancied horses in the Great English champion. This time, how-Metropoil'tan Stakes, namely. White ever, the demon&iration before the | Feather and Madame Neruda. He bout began was all for Lang. Lang-aaked mo how much i wanted on and ford's reception could almost be term-i with school boy pride, stupidly hum- ed chilly. med and hawed and finally stated Financially the bout was viewed as that i wished a half sovereign on, 'to a success by Promoter Mcintosh, who the disappointment of the commls- had been running behind in his .Annex sioner, who, of course, could not get scheme. With the purse money of m.uch commission out of such a small $17,500 amounting to Uttlo more than bet. - So backward was i too, that I a third of the gross receipts, Mcln- had not the courage to state that i tosh is now on velvet. The rank and wanted the money on Madame Neru- file of the fight followers, however, da and the commissioner told me he 'regard It as a dds'appolntment, ot had got me four pounds to 1 about which there have been several ait tbe White Feather, this being an Invest- Annex since Mcintosh christened that ment ot 10 shillings more than I had resort as a pugilistic palace. The au'thorlzed. The race was run over Moirs-Wells bout a couple of months a distance of two miles and a quarter ago proved a farco, pure and simple, and when they got near home there and the fifteen-second Lang-Curran were only three horses in it and two engagement was hardly more accept- of them were White Feather and Ma. able. Mcintosh, however, will pack dame Neruda, the latter struggling tt^e pla�e again it he is able to carry home by a short head with White Feather third. My disgust was great. The commissioner then informed me that i owed him 10 shillings on which I told him I had no money. "What, haven't you any gold?" Of course I had no gold. In fact the half sovereign lost and some silver was all that I had brought with me, and ashamed I Behind Is a hit off in bis statement. .\'o football player will stand hehlnd | tb^re would be no first sight of the the ropes all season, without being, jjoblo animal, but moreljfc a remom found out, for i think the selecting oommittees know a player when they see him, as well as The Man Behind. Thanlting you for the space. w. D. McMillan, brance of a speotacle In which some half dozen horses occupied the middle of the picture. Tbe writer, however, his a very clear recollection of his first sight of a thoroughbred, and thai SecrtUrr, Brltts. LaH the early, age of 7 ov 8. Near my My first bet was m.^,de at Epsom, ao a schoo; boy of 17 and just at the elago v.hen one thought they should be conslderrd a man. i went to the spring meeting at Epsom Downs and on arriving i climbed the long ascent from the town of Salts to the famous tl^ack and wont into one of the cheaper stands. There X' got Into coiiversa- GREATEST Wrestler Ever Known In Japan Meets Defeat a La Jeffries Victoria, March 6.-Great excitement disappeared and left the stand, spend- prevailed in Japanese sporting circles ing the rest ot the afternoon on the when the Tambu Maru left over the j outside part of the course. Some days defeat of the wrestler Hitachi Yama, after at Sandown Park i caught sight who fof many years held the cham-of the commissioner and avoided him. plonshlp. He was beaten by a young Thie -was not a case of getting into and hitherto unknown wrestler. Tho the hands of sharps because i after- news created a stir on a par with that wards found the commlasloned was a attendant upon the defeat of Jeffries well-known man. i may say that i . at Reno last yqar. Like Jeffries, the never had the bad luck or perhaps ' old Japanese champion said he wrest-never had enough of money 'to get Intxj .led as It in a dream, the hands of the PhllisdAes on a race | Hitachi Yama made a tour of the courstf. L'Dited States a few j-ears ago, through his plans of bringing langford and Johnson together in May. He professes absolute confidence to do this and has been advertising all along that the winner of the Lang-Langford session would surely bo matched with Johnson under his auspices. It may be 'that the meeting �*411 be brought about. Every lover of the fistic game hopes so, but in many q,uarters the belief wIH not down that Johnson will hardly dare to step on English soli. Litigation awaits him hero thait It seems altogether Impossible for him to escape unless somebody is willing to go deep down Into his pocket. ? + + The Amateur Boxing Association finds Itself in a somewhat embarrassing situation with regard to the ao-ceptance ot the entries of three' South African amateurs, who have journeyed all the way to this country to compete In the national*amoiteur boxing championships to be held April 5\ On* of these is the heavj-sveight, .ind another the middleweight champion amateur of South Africa. Since their departure from South Africa, 'trouble has arisen bet-ween their own clubs and the ruling amateur boxing body In South Africa, with result that ail members of the clubs to which they belong have been suspended, although 'the boxers themselves are guiltless. Whether the A. B. A. will side with the boxers and thereby offend the colonial association or not remains to been seen. It is, sA beat, a delicate matter, ? + + Beitting has commenced on the opening stakes of another English racing season, which bogius three weeks from Monday. The Lincolnshire, the first of the big spring handicaps, comes on the following day with the Grand National Steeplechase at Aln-tree on the following Friday. For the Grand Naiiional Jenklnistown, last year's winner, exactly th� flffuraa at which he went to the post* a year �ga As he Ie now 10 years old, aad. In with 161 pounds, will carry 16 po.unda mora than then, it Is hard to believe that he has improved wt all. The racing public, however, has the greatest ot confidence In Tom Coulthwalte, the old Hounesford 'chaser trainer, who saddled Jenklnslown last year, and only three years before that pulled down tbe Grand N*tlonftl �with Ere-mon. Second ohotce in 'the betting in the Grand National Is the French bred Lutteur III., who crossed the channel to win for M. Hennessey ot brandy fame as a five-year-old In 1909. Hi* should, in consequence, .be a muoh Improved iior'Se, now at a sevsn-ycar^, old, than when he broke �I1 precedent/ by winning bis first attempt over the Aintree fences, and that, in spite of the fact that he was ridden by a jockey who had never before been on bla back.