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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 21, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, Mairli 21,1911. T All Kinds of Local and General News SPORTS St^s to Organize District Baseball PUYERSTAKE MIGHTY RISKS FOR GAMES!: WINNfPEG FAIR RACING PURSES |4� AND , UeCCMFUL MAGNATES STARS RISK LIMB AND COIN TO PLEASE FICKtENESS OF FANS By Billy Evan* liall players wjjo are wortlj wliile' lake all kinds of chancre to brtnp Ilbout victory during tbP progress or the game. ClTlb owners who sCL^k yeunanls 'ake Kjn�lb' long chances in fryinc to get j together a cl.iib tiiat will have a shade ; en all rival teams. Winnipeg. March 31.-The programme of erents for this race meet of the Winnii>eK rndusfrlal filrliibition which is pnbllshed today shows an aggregate in iirizc money of $.50,550, of whk-h $:,650 is eiu-bodied in Uip pnrsei of ihe Fort Garn,- mrf rlirb. The bine rtbbon race of the meet is to be the free-for-all for Uie Winnipeg piir.'ie, >vhich totals S-..'!!!". The exhiliiiion opens July II'. Bartenders' Smoker In a v?ry short time iliib owners in the majors and minors wMl iic .h lot �wiser than they were s;x months ago. Tncidentally tbe> will be niiich happier or etjtia!ly tad. They will soon reali.'.e the folly or wisdom of the money spaut fo." neiv recniiis since Ihe close of lite i9;t.i campaign. The Han Sliders I'nioii N'o. 414 had ^one of the best times ihov ever liad in the city last iiiglii in the K. of P hal! on the occasion of their annual smoker There was a \ erv long pro eraminc including some wrestling and boxing contests, various literary and musical numbers and bird imitations by str. Whalley. Han Haley, (he president, vas in the chair, and was ably {supported by James .-Vshcroft, candi-Bas-iliall is truly a precarious busi- date for alderman. Xeedhain's or-iitfSE, not only from the standpoint of cheaira provided the music, the bail player, bsr tht- cltib owne'-r ..- ' veil. Both are constantly taking: hiii ..... rlwtnces to make the team successfui. Jor both well understand that success spells more money. Quite often just lis thf goal of ones ambitions seems about 'o be realized something hap-jiens ibpt spoils the entire proceedings. Something is usually happening tn bBseball. NORTH WARD HAS THE PREFERENCE It looks pretty .-o.'t to sit in the the grandstand ur bleacuer.-; and watch the players go ihrougii ine pra'tice ond game. V.'hen you i oiiiemplate �ftbat tihey receive on the first tuiu fifteenth of each mouth for their efforts, you come to the conclusion that they must, be ashamed to take the money, ft must be admitted thii; it does look ;�ther soft from an easy chaJr In tshe grandstand, b'lt a little deliberation -will soon prove that there is easier money than received by the ball player, although he is certainly weJI paid for his time. Successful ball players, ball pla;- rs who get the money, are those wlio take chtiiices. are always doing the difficult or unexpected. It seems rath er ordinary to see Cobb make a daring steal of home, to watch Christy .VIat-hewson retire the side on strikes with men on second and third, and no one out, or marvel as Wagner or Lajoie pull off some sensational fielding play that averts defeat. . It unitirtiiwaio tiiai the Mounted Police v.eiT not represciitcil at the meetins oi tlie I'lf.il baseball clubs �heii the city li'ague Drg.iiii/atioii waK efiectcd la.st Friday at the Y I" A. The comtrrunicatlon t'roin the .Mounted F-'olice team s sec;retary in yesterday's Herald stated that thev were not reprcienicd because of a ini.sunderstaDdin;; It was ecrtainlv lioi a misunderstanding occasioned bv liie promoters of tiie league. The Mounted Police had etiual notice of I the meeting with the rest of tlie clubs. i The .situation now i.s probably this: -Vorth Ward, having been requested to put a learn in the leacue, mav have taken steps which would entitle them til the riarilt tu enter as the fourth club over an\ others In that case the Mountad Police �(iulil he cxcltid-I ed, as a lari!;er league than a [our-, club ll-tture is considered out of the __question. However, there is no doubt Scout Fred Lake, of the St. Louis U''*'' fverything can be arranp'rt to Browns, has gone to Hot Springs, to ! the satisfaction oi the policemen and look over the .^oung players gathered j friction avoided. there, in hopes that he will be able! The next meetinp; of the league is to pick up a few good ones when thelne.vt Friday eveniiiE; in the V.M f .\. �weeding out time comes. j al g o'clock. NOTICE In Regard to the Formation of District Base Ball League The Herald has received several communications from towns in the south respecting the formation of a district baseball league. In order that definite steps may be taken to form one. the Herald requests that the neighboring towns wiahing to be included In an organix^ition of thi� \ kind. communicate with the Sporting Editor of this paper, stating the kind of a league which appeals to them be*t and when and where a meeting might be held to organize. Taber and M'acleod have already stated a de^re to join a league with Lethbridge. Taber has requested that a meeting be called at Lethbridge immediately. There i� the $175 Lethbridge Brewery Trophy to be played for by district league competitors This is in itselt a prize which should stimulate a live interest for the formation of a league. Young Ellison SPOKAVK BOWLING roi RX AMEXT RECORDS High Calgary. High indlvidUHl score, anv event, one game-24S. Mitcliel, 213 2-8, J. events, nine games -19,". ."i-P, J. 973. Oreat Amer- iiullridual average, .tny event, three Kumes DonohiK', San Frauciuco. High indivliluBl average, all Uonohue. San l''r:inclaco. Iligli team score, five-man event, one game icnu l.auni.lry, Spokniie High team score, live-man event, three games-27IS, Smithorii California. Los .Viiueles. High leain score, iloiibles. one game-438, Mltchel and Lief, Calgary. HifTh team score, doubles, three gatneg--I I!*2, Ke^n and Davis. Seattle JOHNSON IN TRIM READY FOR BAHLE YOUNG ELUSON RETURNS FROM MONTANA Cardston Wrestler Had Great Success on His Tourj in Which He Threw Some Men of Class following to say of Bllison'^ nc.\t Cardston Wrestler Who Claims the Middle and Heavyweight Title of Alberta j BOWLING MATCH ATTHE Y.M.C.A. Young Ellison ,of Cardston. pagaed through the city this morning on his way home from .Montnna where he|or Alberta, won two straight falls has been for the past montiih on a ' from Clus Schultz. ot Butte, at the wreMliing lour, meeting all comers, j H'Jou theatre last night. The first fall In twonly-thrce minutes h\ what is known as the Ootch toe hold. The second fall in eight minutes by half-boy! nelson and scissors. The two men man I after fi\e minutes went to the mar CHAMPION SLYLY FITS SELF TO RENEW PUGILISTIC ACTIVITY POST HASTE Chicago, March 20.-Jack Johnsort ia on the point of saying goodby to America for several years. Instead of passing his time on the CorbI with hia aiiiompbiles and other pleasures, to tha exclusion of his "life work," it appejirs that the champion has been slyly pre-i paring himself for battle. A letter received from S�n Francisco today brings out the fact that Jack la ready to step Into the ring at n week'a notice. He has slipped away from hit match with Ous Schultz: J. F p;iIiing in place ot the regulars who were unable to be nresen'. the scores were very low. The score was as follows; Fllison has had great success. He beat Art. Hall at Conrad in (hiriy and twehe minutes in handicap match in whicii ihe Cardston agreed to get awa> with his twice in fitly minutes. Then he met v.-lth Klllson on the aggressive. Shullz Uenman, the foremost middleweight gained the upper position several, ______,______ in .Montana, staying wiih him for an times by freeing himself from the toe !� Jack learned that Jilclntosh was map .�Vuoth-Hiold. The two men were apparently Ping out a long schedule for him In top notcher. Dave Ireland, of Great | scieniifionlly well matched but Shultz '''s London and Paris rinks. Included l'"alls, went down to defeat before the showed lack of condition. The .Amer-|ln 'he Hat are battles with aoveral ot ican had the better of his opponent-the best heavyweights left In the div-In weight by twenty pounds, weigh- '*'�'> starting with lesser-known Ilghta Ing in at 185 and bilison tipped the;culminating In a world's cham 7:;n n::i; STOCK YARD BOY BEST OF CLASS IN THE WORLD HIS There is no bitter end to the ROXBORO The last whiff is as sweet as the first Try one to-day At Your Cigar Store .Mackenzie Minor .. Kennedy .\aismlth Link ... Mackenzie's Team ... I '!:�> ____ 12'i ____ ):i2 ____ Ifli) ... 109 lul 1?.7 ID!) lor, 113 CO.-! (il.j ml 14. o6S BOW ISLAND TO PROMOTE LEAGUE Bow Island, Island baseball .March :Jo.-The Bow team are getting busy. i .'V meeting was held .Monday evening � at K. B. Louck's othee for election of otficers and discussing plans for the year's work. Ii was decided to give a ball Easter Monday to help raise funds. The cliih decided to write 10 ihe towiKS lietween Lethbridge and -Medicine Hat and make an effort lu form a league composed of clubs from those towns. ,\ew York. March 20.-We're certain I of it now. Packey .McFarland is the best boy of his weight on the map. We are not alone in that opinion, either. Packey thinks so himself, and isn't' a bit backward about it. Told Packey last night that a wire f-.om Los Angeles arrived here sayini? that Wolgast intended retiring after bo.viiig .Memsic and Hogan. "Weil, just say for me," chirped the Chicagoan. "that when he does I'll jump up and let out a whoop for the title. If there Is anyone left that I can't beat, .iust trot him out," he continued. "I've been tr.%ing to get on with Wolgast for a year past, but he's a better sidestepper than I thought. .Makes the bluff about bcxlng, but never does. I've beat .Murphy, Welsh, Mor an. Britt. Cross. Hyland, and a bunch of others-and If 1 can't get a whack at the chninpiou what am I going to do? If I'm not the best lightweight in the world, .Mr. 'WolgaBt will have to prove it to me." Owen Moran says that Packey .McFarland is by far the best man !;e has ever met. "He was too big for me. though," chirped the little Briton. "Get me some uf those birds my weight, Knock-,out Brown or Wolgast, they would fickle mo to death."-Tad. is the Future of Alberta --Why? -Tommy Bums Signifies His Faith (Jalgary. March 20.-In honor of the sunny province of Canada, Tommy Burns, former heavyweight champion, is to christen his baby girl ".Alberta." The erstwhile champion has brought the little baby to this city, and everybody is taking an interest in the child. Burn,g looked over a heavyweight novice. Luck .McCarthy, and said he was a good boxer, in Tommy's diplomatic way. .VIoCartliy may have the makings of a champion, but he is green yet, and Jake Pullerton, the local middleweight, can handle him readily. plonship event. This last go will probably bring Al Kaufman up as his opponent. Tha amount of that money which Mcintosh Bttggests Is 80 large that )i has caused Jack to forget tliere Is such a place as the Cnlted Stales, Moreover, ,rohnson realties he stands mora chance for enthusiastic backing a-broad than be does,here, as the raca feoHng does not exist there. This report from tlM> Coast, following so closely on the news that Hugh Mcintosh ie on the point of sailing for .\merlca. to try and induce Johnson to go abroad with him, shows Johnson has taken the affair seriously because he ia not the man to work for weeks and weeks .unless there is somo thing tangible In sight. From all Indications Jack will not fight in the United Stales for some time to ^rorae, and the fans here will not see hl.m In his battles for the title unless they go abroad. OLDFIELD OX THE WARPATH WRESTLERS COMPETE FOR CHAM- PIOXSHIPS EXGLISH BOXERS ILLIXOIS XEW BOXlXCi BILL COMING OVER TO THIS SIDE SEARCH OF LAURELS IN NO SANGUINARY CONTESTS ARE LIKELY TO HAPPEN UNDER IT .Spriiignel!!. 111.. .March 2o.-Seiuiior Carroll >esieiiiay introduced a bill in ilie sena'e :(i Ii.�alib0 bo.xing conlest.i in illinoi.i. Ill subsiance ilia bill provides: 1. Hoiiis oi si.x rounds dura lion. 2. .No decisions to be rendered. II. Principals 'o be over Ihe age of ye:irs 4. .Musi p:iss physical > xauiination. i;xhiliiiions must be held before bona fide chartered athleiir club.s. 6. Gloves lo be not less than six | _ ounces. j j 7. The matchmaker of the club or j I organization to be an experienced I London, March 20.-George .McDou-old, an Knglish sporting man has arranged to sail for the I'nited States in a fortnight wlOi a trio of British lio.xers. ill addition to Fred Delaney. ihe liglitweighi, and young Cohen, the Baniainweighl. he has signed Rands-man Rice, Ihe light honvyweight cham-Iiion of (ireat Britain, who recently de-teaied Tom Tiionias. ilie British mkl-illewe';.;lit i'h:iuipion. They will en-de.j\oi' lo gel niaiches in -S'ew Orleans and oilier places. INCENSED BY SUSPENSION OF FRANK CHANCE Incensed at the ailioii of i-he contest board of the ."Vmerican .\iilomo-' bile Association in suspend!!.g Frank �Chance, manager of the Chicago National baseball leain, and i' number of otiiers. who officiateti at the second : outl�w meet on January 7, Fianiey ' field threatens to return to nutomo-! bile racing and fight ihe association. ! Oldfield Is 0111 with a siatenieni ithat when i)ie sold his racing ouillt ' for l.^iO.OUo to a promoter suppose 1 to bo acting for the assoclaf.i.ii. aud ag reed to quit racing for mo year, ho was a8S,ured that no fio'tlier susjieii-sions of his supporters w:)iilil lie. made "They douMe-crossed ine aud try to holKier ilieir game by aurpeiiulng luj : frleiuls." .'iaid Oldfield. todav. "I won't stand for it, and If they are not reinstaied I will start another fight."' CALGARY RIFLEMEN SAIL ('.ilgarw .March 2ii.-The Calgary riflemen who will shoot at the Bi.-ley meet, nill sail from Canada, on June 23. Alex. .Martin received a wire yesterday, iiisiructlng the Calgar>' riflemen jVidge of au'i^eiics^iuidTapabirormak" j '"''"^^ �" "'^^ mention Ing proper matches. �S. The ring lo be not less tlian sixteen feel square, and to be of the no stakeloss type. And the floor of tiu ring to lie aniply ]>added. 'I. .N'o prizes or purses to be awarded the contestant. i REGINA WILL HAVE COAST LEAGUE MANAGER I Tom Leiclier will not liandle the i reins of the Heglna baseball dub as : supposed. The promoters have tvlred the -Vorthweslern league, ]presl(leni .10 tMiiaiiiirJCiid a ctuiableman. erl. There v.ill be I wo from Calgary represented on the Canadian team, and tli(>re might he three. UNION LEAGUE SCHEDULE LAUDER GOES TO HAT Calgary. .Martdi 2(1. -Billy Ljujder. lightwpiKlil champion of I'anada has stild out his rancli near here and lilsj dray business, and will move lo Medicine Hal. Inking his possessions,! lock, stock and barrel, along v/lth'  Mm. He Is going Into busloesg In the Gas Town and will not do much lai the scrapping game henceforth. He 'may fight Harry Iximbard In one of the B. C. mountain towns before be hands in his little good-bye note to the fight fans. I.auder has fought imany a battle, and i8 getting tired of the game. Huiie, March 20.~WhiIe the com-  ------ plete at* detailed schedule for the EDMONTON CLUB GETS season of 1911 by the Union asaocin-i FORMER SASKATOON PLAYER tion will 1101 be released by President' Edmonton, Mar. 31.-Deacon White, W. 11. Lucas for puoUcatlon iindl .^p. I'-draonton'a ball team manager, has I'll -', it is learned after its adn|)tlon hoen advised by F. II. Parrell, secre-at tlio meeting of the league today Ihit I tary of the National Commission, that MANITOBA MAT ARTIST* PER- FORM IN Y, M. C. A. GYMNASIUM-MANY GOOD BOUTS Winnipeg Free Press: The wrestling matches for the am.nteur championships of Manitotia, under the auspioes of the Y. M. C. A., opened Friday ' night, and gome very clever wrestltng wj^ witnessed. I The following were the results: ' Bantam, UB lbs.-J. Miller vs. J. Stameiln. 6 minute draw, and in the extra 3 minutes Stamelin received tho decision on points. .1. Davis vs. A, .Macintosh. -Macintosh decision ou points. 1 Lightweight. 125 lbs.-A. Uudson vs. A. MUIward, six minute draw. Mill-ward decision after 3 minutes extra time. .1, .McDonald vs. P. Talbot. McDonald won In 3 minutes with leg and crotch holds. Seml-flnals: A. Mill-ward vs. P. Breon. Breen won in .j minutes on a halt nelson and crotch bold. Special. 1371 lbs.-D. Graham vs. W, Taylor. Taylor won In 4 minutes wiih a half nelson and arm hold. It, Wyman vs. B. .McAdam, won by .Mc-Adam with reverse nelson and scissors on lieud. Welter, 14.'. lbs.-J. iVlcKinnon vs, VV. Cameron. .McKlnnon won in' 4 minii-utes with double arm lock. Middle-B. -Nambey vs. A. Head, ,\ambey won In 2 and a half mlntilea with a scissors on left arm and a fur* ther half nelson. laS lbs.-G. Atkins vs. L. Orr. Atkins won In 3 minutes with half n*!--son and stoijiach hold. Heavy.- H. Nambey vs. G. lx)YBtt, Six minute draw, and in the extra 3-minutes Nambey received the decision, The remainder of the matches wilt be wrestled tonight at 8 p.m. Butte has fared splendidly as to holiday dates, and not less than five holidays find Butte playing at home. "Bugs" Schaeffer, of last year's Saskatoon team, has heon aw.-irdod to l:;dmonton. Brandon claimed him. la the six or eifebt years that the Coast league has been In operation, it can safely he said that never before have the teams been contronind with such a lot of bad weather as they have run into during the last ten days. Rain bus made every practice field �oggy, and prevented all but tho playing of I Wo exhibition games ut Loa .Angeles and at Kedlands. ;