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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 3, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta The Uthbridge DaUy Herald, Taesday. May 3,1910. SiKtcial Sports Supplemeat ALBERTA GUN CLUB THE Albert* Chia Club ia one ol tte oMwt if not the oMett j ottMlMtloiifl of ita kind isi Uw We�t. It WM orcaniied la AUgvat. 1M�. A few lovera ol tke giw satlwTed together and held a meeting to organize � gun club, those �rcaeat being. E. C. Wllsoa, O. W. Laflartr, A. Moflat, C. Watkius. L N. McEwen, E. T. Saunders, �nd S. Aleiaader. These, together with C \ C. McCaUl, D. Duff, and W. A. QsUi-1 her, were the organizers of the club, aad named it the Alberts Ouq Club. The officers elected for the first year President, L. N. McEwen; Soc-Treaa , S. Alexander; Diractors, A. Moffat, C. Watkitts, E. T. Saundera, D. Dun, W. A. Oalliher. The Board of Directora 'Miie tallfcd upon to draw up the constitution and by-laws and so well did they do it that the constitution remains intact today. The by-Iawa hare heen changed from time to time, owing to the progress made in the game. Article two of the constitution reads, "The objecta lor which this "club are formed are the euforcement of laws against the unlawful killing "or aelliag of game; the education "and advancement of ita members is "the art of wing shooting, and the "eocouiagement of kindly feeling and "good fellowship among its mem-"bera." In 1890 the constitution w.ts amend cd to provide a patron to the club, and ita first patron was the Lieutenant-Governor of the N. W. T. The targets or birda uaear. There wilt be the regular button competition each week aod the President, Mr. A. B. Stafford has added a spoon competition which consists of three spoons each week during the season, one for each class. There will most likely be a gold medal offered for the season's high average. The Club bold a meeting next Monday evening and a program will be arranged for Arbor Day and (or the 34th of May and there will tM no lack of interest this year for those who love the gun and trap shooting. From what we can gather there are three or four members of the Alberta Gun Club who have set their hearts on taking the championship cup of Alberta away from Mr. "Ben" McLaren of Calgary, who has held it against all comers for the past three years. The Herald wish them good luck and the Club prosperity. THE FAMOl S POLO GKOINDS, XEU VOllK CHESTY cox AS AN ACTOR (NOT A BAD ONE EITHER) ?f the life of "Chesty" Cox, the in-1 Winnipeg Paper.-The usual high imitable manager of the Lethbridge' class entertainment is again wft-trani, were to be printed, ;t would, nessed at the Bijou this week as the make an interesting uUnn- .,f jt-i-ing. Not only has he starred it on the baseball field but on the stage as well to tay nothing of his several bus iness ventures, and at each be usually made good. He evidently is one ot those proverbial rolling stones that never gather moss, but, in Chesty's own words, "takes on an awful fine poKsb." That be has roamed the continent not a little may be gleaned from a couple of the following newspaper notices where he has appeared while being actively engaged in vaudeville: Memphis Star,-Eugene ("Chesty") Cox, baseball player and vaudeville star, blew into town Saturday morning and thereby holds the distinction of being the first of the new Memphii for the 1908 season to report to Man ager Babb. Cox arrived from St. Louis, where he spent a couple of days after complet�ing his theatrical engagement at Lacross, Wis. "Can you tell me where to find Manager Babb?" asked a stranger Sat urday morning in The News Scimitar office. "Sure," answered the sporting man "but what's the name?" "Oh, I'll tall you that later," he aaawered, with a twinkle in his eye. different acts besides being pieaaant are very artistic, and those attaudiag the shows yesterday, and the little theatre was packed, at every performance, was greatly plea^^il. Chesty Cox, who made so many friends this summer as the Marooaa right fielder, and general all-round man, and who used to bring confusion to the visiting pitchers by taking trips to the coaching lines during intervals was given a i^reat reception which clearly showed that Ae was not forgotten by anv means Appearing in a Maroon uniforin Chesty was loudly cheered and in bis monologue, he trac ed his quaint baseball humor from the ball field to the stage in surprisingly Rood form Besides this Chesty rids himself of a t-ouple of good sottgs aad altogether his stunt is a splendid one and was well received. rrCflRAW 15 IH THE dAKC. BIG BAU PLAYERS USE SMAIX CLUBS Bats Differ in Six* and Shape as; Much as the Players Oo in Physique. COURTSHIP OF A FAN (St/NG BV CHE�TY COX) I They were seated in the itarlor and the lights were burning dim; I He was a diamoivd bero-^be a fan quite fair aod trim, aad then he hlurtn) out, "Cox is my , But they knew not, as he opened up the game by murmuring 'Love-' That father was the umpire on the stairway just above. Cox la the outfielder whom Manager Babb secured from the Winnipeg! club, ia the Northern Copper Country i league laat fall. Cox batted .304 with Winnipeg in 1907. "I didn't go to the Springs," said Ml nevtr play too far off base," he whispered in her ear- My salary whip has got the stuff to o,. "I thought I would come Tight i , , P'^' ^T f^^^ . ^ to MempWa �KJ put in about a i t'l '^ll'l ''^^ a humoroua one on the ^ ' but in speaking of his / ia a valuable asset, ia' he mu who can bit 'ikiiumVi circhs ia the oae '�ro'i\,h' in drawing his liiigl.-"Cheaty" Cox, And when I ?.lide into the plate, pitas'- ca!l rm sale at home." "I've got to havt Ibe home complete," the maiden softly sighed, "Show me your barting average in Mr. Brad.stre�t & Outde, It takes a lot of spcrd these days with cunning arKi intrigue, To win a battle now and thea wnUc the Grocers' League , . . , j �id he, -1 tljJnX this "But give me errorless cu|�port' -fci* j heart here took a boua*- Min FOR CATCHER DiVENlID AS JOIE Now Vora, April �.-Thwe are notj many men left who Know tbe exact circumstaBcee of tbe mventtoa ot the big glove, and the real atory has a�v�r been told In print bafore. The great glove was che result of a jok�, and the Joker thought only to make fun that afternoon, although be waa feeaa enough to make bis humor pay hUa In the end. I waa only a boy in Toronto," ta bow Kid Bernstein, the ticker broker, tells the story, "but I waa a fiend for baseball and waa always hanglnc around tbe park of lue old Toronto team. Among tbe men l can etlll remeio-t>er Bd. Crane, wbo iiad tbe speed at Kuale-iwor old Ed, riarry Decker, Handsome, polistaed, versatile in every playing position, yet destined to a nnisb of unbappiness and sorrow: Mike Slattery. wbo afterward waa a Uiant star, and a stocky little catcher by the name of OldOeld. "It fell to OMlleld'e lot to catch Kd Crane, and to catch Crane, with tbe snort-phdiing distance and the little leather-tipped glove, waa an awful tbtbg. one day In the club house Old-Meld exhibited bis swollen hand, and Decker guffawed at uim. " Tell you wliat, old man.' laugb^ Decker, 'why don't you have a matr treaa made in the style of a glove? That would save your poor little fins and you wouldn't have so many posted balls. Look. Suppose you get some leather like this and a lot of felt etufflng-like tnta (picking up a lot or rubbish from the ground) and make a big mitten this way. That would protect you, trouldn't It, my tender little darling?' And Decker. wi)o was a mechanical genius, kept rapidly at work with the odds and ends round the club house till he bad a workins model of a big glove Ibat differed in no way, so far as Idea and gt-neral ground plan were concerned, liom tbe big gUive ot today. OldtieM and the other players litugbed at [>ecker, bift as be finished htt invntion tbey realized tliat some-ttiluc nnTtcxicsti was before them. L�*�*�-t aaw i", too. He stopped laugh- Idol of Fair, at tiijou The baaeball �� as:::i will ovvu aV \W liijoa toaigW with "Chesty' t'ox in the box. Mr. Cox, baseball player and aetor, and good at both, will close his aMk son behind the footlights with the end of the La Crosse engagement Sunday night, going direct from here to Memphis, where be reports for duty as au outfielder in the Southern Icagiie U-^xa of that city. "Obeaty" has solved the problem that keeva lots o( gooi men out oi feMebaU. He has ftamei up a way t� Vtttf ball the year roWd. His winiar atuat is a baM*aU �^eWty. to wUdi he introducea a viitm ^ Ha^^ta on titfifk aad geta tM ridi-�m� ka ktaself puta It, bat to lie aet U a aenMA "And let roe live in big league style and I may come around. Unwrap the tangle from the dope aad !, '^'^ ^^^f "^'^.T* Of* ito coing to have one u:i>��! Aa4 '.bus '.tie big catching t(k>t* w�m bora a for- you can cop the bet We'll play a double-header, any date you set." pal, OB He started warming up at once, aad with a happy sigh H� whipped a 'faat one round her nedi-the other waa walat hif^; nut here the umpire btited ia - aha aaid: "Oh, father, ple�w, l>on't call him out, he'a abowtog nt tbe war they work the 'Miuatae'' "he old m�� gave an irate aaort aad said: "I'll help tke taa thrui^iog iihn aaotber pUjr.MHtt'a called tke 'bit and rw.' " He swung like Wagner at bla kaat-a w>W-lupitinc tloirt Tbe Hon ot H�at sM itm� tha ati^a The umpire yeliai, "f��'re emt.*' eated aad sold by thouaands. But he went wrong. Must have gone crazy, f believe, for he forged chequea aad misbehaved in many ways till he finally vaniabed from view, and few people knew whetiier ha la Uvtag or dead. Uin be invented tkat big glova, and there Is tbe stor yof the iaveatlon." The veteran Maaa ThoBpaoa. one of the really great batauMa of tbe (National League. Ktm to now Uvlag in retlremaac la Detroit, laat week eele- "Oruntha' OrHty Olager Oinka" is not aaatebea froM a converaaiiOB 1� CMnaae of tba aaaa of a aew kind d food, bat aa aUMaraUva tHla for tbe Ctneiaaatt Baaeball players' bats differ In size 1 and shape aa much as the players do | m physique. And the strange part | of U is that many of the big fellows use a small, wellshape war club, and some of the "rabblis' wield something resembling a wagon tongue. An Instance of this is the wood pile that "Rebel" Oakes, a former Cincinnati star, but now with the Cardinals uses. A man can scarcely imagine such a little fellow swinging so large and heavy a bat as Oakes does. The opposite side of the case is represented by Bresnahan, who, while large In stature, hits with a reasonably small club. After a glance at the Hans Wagner bat, one would think that the Flying Dutchman might just as well go and pull up a young but promising tree and use that to destroy the hope of tbe young pitcher. No balance to It, large and heavy all over, the average man could hardly swing it. It takes a person ot immense strength to use it properly, and Hana Is that. Being so iieavy the great basman can meet the ball either on tiie handle or the very end and make a hit, where another player would put a pop fly, or weak grounder. Mike Mitchell, the hard hitting right fielder of the Cincinnati Reds, uses a rather large stick. The body has plenty of wood and oeighs 46 ounces, ihe bat in Itself is enough to strike terror into the heart of a pitcher. Egan liandlea a so-called bat that Is lighter than Mltcheir�, tipping the scales at 40 ounces. Hoblltzel and Lobert use practically the same sort of bludgeon. The bat is shorter than most, and exceedingly well balanced. It is popularly supposed that all big league stars have their bats balanced perfectly, but that Is wrong. The clube used by Wagner and Oakes have oo more balance than a load of bay. But with Hoblltzel It is different. Kichard orders his bats by the dozen, and has them kept over the winter in Oil. Harry Davis uses the prettiest bat of all. it is long shafted, small at the handle, but a trifle top beavy. Davis does not give bimself much space to hit the ball with, bowever, as the bat to small at the end In dto-meter. He must be accurate In his swing to make a hit, but that Is where Harry shines, and the heavy end when It meets tbe ball squarely, drives the ball to the defense. "Wee Willie" Heeler uses a bat that Oakes would take for a toothpick. No' much longer than a rolling pin at the end, with all Its shortness. Heeler grasps K about In the middle, giving himself about 14 inches to meet tbe pellet. Correct timing and accurate swinging are Heeler's stand-bys when at the plate, and be has his ettcK made so as to demand that. Kverypne knows that a more aclenti-fic hitter never lived. Poole, who caught tor Yale years ago, was the only oollegtoa to approach the Keelar Standard. >yank Chance's bat Is a crude Instrument of torture to pitchers. Some what like Oakes', but not quita so rude. It hi heavy everywhere aad large everywhere. The handle ia very large, but tha Cab leader has torge hands that graap the attok firmly. 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