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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 8, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD Wednesday March 8th, 1911 Live News of the Ring Hot Baseball Gossip JOHNSON AND JEFF PESTERED TO DEATH *�rORMER TOURING^illrtEXICO NOW IN BIG AUTO PARTY WITH BARNEY OLDhELDTODODaE QUERIES OP GARRULOUS-JOHN SON HIDES IN OCEAN BEACH BUNGALOW ,- San Francisco, Mai". 6.-Jim Jeffries nd lAl Artha-Johnson ar� simply pestered to death these dei}'s with queries, otters and knockers. Johnson has taken-refuge In a bungalow, at the ocean beach in Frisco, while JimuJa da Jeff found an "out" In � Mexico: fett is simply killing the easy life down there with Barney Old-ly field, and there's no telling when he "iVill return to lios Angeles. Jeff never �was much of a mixer_�'ith the sport-: Jng parrots, liking the Mils or the > farm rather than the gab of the cafes. Oldfield's manager sends out the ^ lollowlng notice, which tells "us that i the ex-boilermaker Is watching the ; hulls and likes it better than llsten-Ing to them. "Barney Oldfleld and Jim Jeffries ; aro 'doing' Mexico. The world's speed ' king is filling racing engagements in the Mexican capital and such other cities as the insurgents have left ^ open, while 'Jeff is along on a pleasure trip. . "Accompanj'ing the pair are their wi,ves, Jack Kipper, Jeffries' partner Sn the Los Angeles cafe; Mrs. Kipper end Eddie Maler, the California sportsman who is the official referee on the Pacific coast for the big automobile events. "A special Pullman combination car is' in commission for tho party, and stops are being made wherever the scenery or hunting is good. Oldfield's j racing cars are being shipped from city to city in his private garage car. I "Contrary to reports, 'Jeff is uot going to engage in any sparring ex-! hibltion In Mexico. The fighter is i simply enjo.ring life with a congenial i and San Antonio, El Paso, Tuscon and Phoenix will be touched on the retilrn trip to Los Angeles. The famous Perahillo horse track will be used for Oldfield's eshlbitioua in Aloxlco City. .A special box has been reserved for the party at the bullfights during the stay in the capital." JohrtBon in Clats Alone Matt I^rkin, one of the biggest sports out west and an old-time follower of fighters, doesn't think much of the rlngmen working these days. In an interview out west the other day Matt tore off the following; "Who do you think was the greatest fighter of them ail?" asked a bystander. "Well' that's hard to say." returned Larkin. "Taking everything into consideration. Johnson has a style and manner that I never saw the equal of. Wl around, I guess Johnson has more to recommend him as a fighting man than any of them I ever saw. Of couse, I don't know about John L. Sullivan when he was in his prime. He was before my time. Of all the fighters 1 ever saw I think Johnson the best heavyweight of them all. "Jeltries was always a big freight car of a man. He was never much better than Ed. Dunkhoret. "Of course, Jeffries was well handled. ! "Delaney handled Jeffries better than any fighter in the world was ever handled. If It wasn't for Delaney's coaching and matchmaking and diplomacy Jeffries would never have amounted to enough to have become Clubs at Least Expected to Enter City Baseball League  -A-'-' ^ ^ There promises to be a gnl-   axy of clubs for the City Biisp-   liiilj ieaeiio. The Herald has  been Informed that tho Y. M. � C. A., Press Club, Sportin.i; � � Goods, Electricians and 13ank-   i-rs will be represented at the  1^ baseball meeting In the Y. M. <  ('. .A. tomorrow evening. Ev- <  eryouo interestea in athletics ' is invited to nttenci this meet- < � ing, which will lie called to < � order at eight o'clock. < MACLEOD FAVORS DISTRICT BASEBALL LEAGUE HARRIERS FIRST RUN RENFREW BEAT WANDERERS IN FINAL GAME crowd. 'This fellow Oldfield will make-a sport of me yet,' he remarked to Kipper shortly after the bunch left Los Angeles. "Mexico City, Puebla, Guadaijara, Aguascalentes, , Torreon, Monterey and Tampico will be visited in Mexico, REAU,Y_NO JOKE CARL MORRIS' TRAINER CLAIMS CLEVERNESS FOR THE . "WHITE HOPE" Tulsa. Okla.. JIar. 7.-If you believe Con Reilly, his trainer. Carl Morris, of Oklahoma, is no joke, but a real contender for the (:ro�-n worn by Jack Johnson. Discussing the chances of his charge today, Reilly said: "Morris is saturated with cleverness. 'Watch his future battles and see if you don't think he's some white hope. And cleverness will ooze out of him when he gets into the ring, too. He won't leave it all on the outside of the ropes." a good second rater. "Against Jeffries in New York. Jim Corbett put up the most dazzling exhibition of skill I ever saw a ring-man make, and If it hadn't been for poor coaching Corbett would have won easily. "No one was ftver half so clever as Corbett, and he would have been the champion as long as he cared to be if they enforced the straight London rules on this side. "Packey McFarlond is away th� best of the modern fighters. He has more style than any of the recent ringsters I have seen, and It's too bad he is at a had weight. "Fitjsimmons was, to my way of looking at it, the greatest of the middleweights, and Ketchell was also* a great fighter. "Tommy Ryan and Kid McCoy were w^oudertul ringmen. They used to make a study of the game.^and there wasn't a trick connected with boxing that they couldn't pull. "The ne^v crop of lightweights are a lot of 'come-ons.' It would have been better for most of them to have become lawyers or doctors or houee-nialda. They're not fighters. " Renfrew, March 7.-The Wanderers and Renfrew teams ruug dowu tlio curtain in the National Hockey Association as far as Renfrew is concerned, in the most exciting game of the season at the local rink tonight. On a hard, fast sheet of ice and after a match that was tied no fewer than three times, the Creamery Kings emerged victorious hy a score of T goals Macleod, March 7.-Now that hookey In Maoleod for this year It flnlah- ed the sports are beginning to take up the matter of ba�e\f�\\, and It will not be long until a meeting will be called for the purpose of organizing a team. The subject or a Southern Alberta league, which was dealt with In Monday's Herald, seems to have met with favor by the majority of enthusiasts In Macleod, and if the other towns along the Crow'e Neat Paaa ar� willing to enter a league of this kind, it it an astured fact that Macleod will put a team In it. The Macleod team for the patt two years have been playing in a league with the C. & E. towns, which have given the game flood support, and it hat been suggested by some of the local fans that if another division of this league were made along the C. & E. line It would make baseball in Southern Alberta even more interesting by having a three division league. Baseball is being discussed pretty freely around town for the past two weel