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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 23, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta THE tETHBRID(GIE DAILY HERALD Tliursday, March 23, 1911. SPORT- Calgary Bowling Tourney Has Started BASEBALL UMPIRING HACKENSCHMIDT MEANS BUSINESS FASTEST PITCHERS EASIEST TO WORK BEHIND AND VERY FEW OF THEM EVER WRAN6LE WITH THE MAN BEHIND THE INDICATOR (By UiUy Evans) What ai'o the easiest games to nm-jjire? What are the hardest conlests to i handle? Who is the easiest pitcher to work behind" Who is the hardest twirler tor the Judges of play? What city is hardest for you to linipire in and please the fans" What city in the circuit Is easiest lor you to work in and slve satisfaction? What sort of player is hardest for the umpire to get along with on the ball field" What base runners are hardest Jor the umpire when a close play arises? no umpires find it easier to work behind certain catchers than others for various reasons" Are all major league umpire paid the same salary for working the reg-vlar schedule of lo-i games? Do you ever feel after rendering a liecJsion ihat you might have been jnlstaketi iti your ruling on tlie play? Every man who has ever officiated In a major or minor league i:s an iitn-rire will smil.> as he peruses the flt)ove auestlons. These and a few jnllliou more of a similar nature arc passed up to the umpires every year. it is really extraordinary rhe opinion that some of iha fans have relative to the above (juestions. Oftimes I have asked mv questioner what he thought about it. and hardly ever have the two opiniont concurred. Quite of-Tei3 the scores of games as fhe> ap-}ie'ar in the paper caus'es (me to believe the contest must have been a difficult one to umpire, becuuse of the closeness, as well as the smallness �if the score, but usually such is far from being the ' connection with the rac refused to modify the order forbid- '"9 9""* compelled to seek Not in Their Usual Form in Calgary Tourney. The Calgary pronincia) bowJinB tournament is under way aifter aU. The late arrival of outBldo compettlori at one lime caused tho promoters to decide to call it off, b.ut with the arrival of two Lethbiidge teams 120 Hfl- +2S Shover ..... ... 171 18S 142 -IDf! Totals ... ... 8():J 7�0 76�-22')B Barons- fieo Mnorc . .. is.s 16,3 192- .�3H riyslop ...... ... 138 172 136- ,r. Moore ...... ... 15t) 18fj 190- 582 (larri'tt ...... ... 155 159- -181- �n \\. Alciore ... . ... IRi) 17.S 31(1- '�^K Totals ... ... 801 858 91 &-25611 .work elsewhere. opinions in a way that wins the re-spert rather than the antipathy of the umpire. TABER BASKETBALL ^ TEAM COMING ^ HERE OT PLAY � Taber will hare their fast basketball learn here tomorrow ni.^ht to do ba{tle with a piclted team from the V. M. r. A. Tho game will commence at ;i o'clock. ' left for the I'nited States. The action was taken on accoun' of his having played in games on wiiivh betting was done when he was here before. I Calvin Deraarest, of Chicago, con-, tinues to play, but he is worried lest . the police include him in the drastic ! Order. ; In many quarters it is believed that i Hoppe's trouble was caused by jeul-! ousy between local billlardists who own rival halls. Karly this week Hoppe broke the  ; eighteen-two balk line record of a sin-I gle run, made by Cure a few days be-  j fore Hoppe's arrival. Cure's record  j was 'iH]. but Hoppe ran 622 points. THE BUCK-EYE VOL. i. Lethhriflge. March 23, 101 I. No. 15. Every ad. is not a puff, But every puff's an ad. "Tlio market's picking o])." said Hol)l)s; "It is indeed." said Clive. "It picks up overv cent 1 get. I Avish you"d lend me live," . "My life is full of labor," said ihe mtidel. "Goodness knows! f pose all day from morn till eve, And then all night repose." P. S.-You get a BUCK-EYE in your irioutli. One test ,will be enough, ^ You'll be our best adverti^-enuMit, Each puff will be a puPf. RALLY Of City Football League Enthusiasts Next Monday Night A grand rally of football players, enthusiasts and promoters will take place at the Caledonian hall next Monday evening at 8 o'clock. This is the date for the annual meeting of the city league when prospects for the season are discussed. It is the desire of the promoters of football here to have everyone' .who is Interested In the game present on this occasion. The doors will be thrown open to everyone and in the discussions the name spirit of freedom will prevail. Football in Lcihbridge ta�'s There is just one impresHlcn which may have been left in Ihe minds of some readers of these notes from my last article, and that is tliat if all steeplechasing is like the Grand National it Is a very dangerous sport, to say nothing of tlie strain on the horse.-. I3ut the .Vational is the supreme test of the steeplechaser; other couisfs are not so severe, and it is iiuitc common to see a dozen horses start for a three inile steeplechase and nil get the course, though there are usually one or two fiills. Punches town in Ireland, has a fair stiff course, while at Auteull, outside Paris, the jumps are by no means easy. .\alional horses that 1 iifirticularly remember, either because they were in stfibles where 1 helped as an amateur, or were trained near my home., amount in number to about three. Of these one never went to the post, another nearly won. and tho third won. The 0111' thar never saw the post was called The Dunlin, and he was much boosted in the s|)orting papers for a ninntli or two before the race, but he showed .signs of weakness in his front underpins and was scratched. ( do not think he could have won anyway. The one that nearly won was called Timon. 1 saw him sold after a selling purse as a for 25 liounds, (or guineas, as the bids go, the odd shilling going t.o the auctioneer,) and be ran but moderately tor a year or two, till, at last, coming into the hands of a farmer trainer, his form began to improve and he was put 1.0 the jumping business. He won a few small stoeplechnses and eventually was entered for The National, and of course his chance was considered lioiielesB by the public, the horse starting at lifi to I against, or some sucli odds. Ills trainer was undoubted ly a very clever man, and so was his jockey, a ploiighboy, who had taught himself to ride chases with much skill. It may be that Timon m'lghl have won the National that year-1897-had be not run up against probably one of the greatest steeplechaserB that over started, namely. Manifesto. Anyway, the Held had not gone a mile before Timon was leading thorn a merry dance and he remained in front till the second last jump. Approaching this jump -Manifesto drew .up alongside the game little horse and it may be that his jo'.key bustled him up a little too excitedly-at any rate down he came, only to be remounted and finish fourth. He afterward! passed Into the possession of a youth who bad inherited a large fortune tvom his father which he was engaged In squandering as fast as possible, and a akin game was worked v/lth Timon the following year, for he was entered for the National, his name appeared tn the betting and many invested on him weeks before the race. \ reporter was sent to the lonely spot where the horse was traiuad to ^vn it lijllopeii and another animal was brought out for his delectation, the real Timon being in his box, fat and funflt, and presumably .untralnable at that time. The best jockey in England, George Williamson, was engaged to ride him, but \vhen the night before the race came, no Timon had arrived, and hla owner would not discuss the matter. The horse was scratched at 11 a.m., on the day of,the nice, and George Williamson was without a mount. It was a decidedly flsfty buBlnoss, but of course it would have been hard to bring any guilt home to the parties. Of the principals In the Timon business the trainer seems to be broke now and has no horses, the owner is off the t.urf at any rate, and the game little ploughboy jockey Is dead. The i...rd horse, which won the race, rejoiced in the name of Old Joe, and I certainly did not think when 1 saw him win a farmers' race, that 1 was looking at a winner of the NaOloaal. In his early days the horse was considered a "no-account," and the man who owned him sent him first of all to .foe Graham, huntsman of a certain pack of foxhound's, on the borders of England and Scotland. This huntsman sent the horse back as an Incorrigible mad brute, notwithstanding which the horse was given a name- Old .loe-after the aald Graham. Another huntsman also returned him with thanks, and finally he came into the rwssossion of a young harum-scai^ SCHOOL LEAGUE TO ORGANIZE Baseball got another start for the season yoslerd.iy when the lfig\\ .School Athletic Club held a meetinR to organize teams for the Schools Baseball League. This league nora-petes annually for the Red Cross Cup, which wn.s won last year by Capt. .Simpson'.s Tigers. This year there will be four teams in the league, two from the High School and one each from the Central and We.stminster schools. The other teams will be organized this week and a schedule drawn up, the first games to be pulled oW In Easter week. The players 8i|;ned up by the High school trcaras are ; Ramblers : Livingston, Link, Sloan, Campbell, Hyssop, Patteson, Wharry, Gay, McQueen and Grew. Pirates : B Cas-oaddeii, .Simpson, .Sang, Tiffin, Low-tlier, Pciinyfather, .lohnston, Shearer, U. CawcaUden, and Morgan. um squire for next to nothing. Thlsi worthy .used Old Joe as a saddle horse and hunter, and it was quite a common thing for Old Joe to be tied tor honni to one of the rings which *re fttteehed to the walls of country public houses, what lime his owner (a aaphew b7 th� bve of the best knoT/n total ErohiW-tlouiBt in England, now deed,) cftmus-ed Inside. Often when the owner came out and mounted, ths horse would take him off miles and miles from home, and when the Joy-flitld had worn off the tipsy equestrian wwild find himself surveying some lonel-spot by the Sands of the Solway Plrth "before the phantom ! toiM �om-Ing died.'' This squire was prevailed on to enter ttfe horse tor a local 8teeplechj.8o and as no jockey could be prevailed on to ride the mad brute, he got up himself. To better control the horse he wound the reins round his hands ; and he managed to steady the horso I and won. In a later race th� horse ! fell and the squire remounted amid che�r8, though the people were probably unaware that the reins were I again wound around his hands. To cut a long story short. Old Joe, showing improved form, passed into the hands of a good sportsman and, after winning one or two fair races, wiis entered for the National. Of course, his chance was considered slender, the more so because a week before the race when doing a test gallop of four miles and a halt he pulled up lame. He was almost scratched, but the owner, on seeing the horse, ordered him to be taken to Liverpool. During the whole week he was never out of a walk but tho morning before and the morning of the race he was sent a slow mile canter. Constant fomentations were applied to the frog from Wihich the lameness arose, and even, when he was saddled for the race h�i had his foot In a pall. He won easlb' in quick time, 9.37. This horse won the National, yet he might have been bought for 50 dollars at one tJme! Ha did not do much good afterwards, and passing Into possession of a rloh flat-race owner at the price %t |10,000, bo was entered for the Cesarewltoh, the greatest long distance handicap Itt England for which he finished last. Flat racing was not his game. J^or the present National may the best horse win. I do not want to give a tdp but the best Btosplechaser tn the w^rld Is Jerry M. He was second last year, carrying 175 lbs., and he has got to shoulder 176 this time, biit, unless he is brought down by another horse, he will jump the course, and It muei be the hope of many sportsmen that this good .horse will add the National to the Grand Steeplechase de Paris which he won last year and that no lightweight will do what Jenkinstov/n did in 1910 and rob him of the race, that is if he is "there" at all at th<( finish. If Jerry ,V1. does not win this yeai he may next year or the year after ;