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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE snf IHli LhVlHBUIUOK DAILT HEHALD THURSDAY, MAY 9,1918 "BRINGING UP FATHER" By G. McManus V/ELL-VyELL-JKCS-WHAT A?%E ^OU 00\N'?,' WORKIN' HERE - I HAD "WITH yoo know honXhaN ^e�> -1; SAW' monahan: when he , CAME GOT OF THE ,^^=^ HO^P�TAL WeU'I'M ONOER BONO to KEEP rue OEACE AN-the judcc f.AIO IP I HtT ^ ^ :^�NAHAN ACA�N he'd PINE r^e. FIFTY DOUtARS, :a--' am! i ->ee: To keep OUT OF mitjChief: -^-- UP FOt^ THE FINE! BASEBALL BOXING RACING SPORT HOCKEY GOLF BOWLING Baseball in The Scriptures .-*-; -�- -�- Some Startling Truths are Revealed (By JAMES GAIXES in Baseball Magazine) The prevailing notion that baseball "in an invention of comparatively modern times is exploded by a careful study of the Scriptures. Such a study not only shows that baseball was a familiar game to the ancients but reveals a familiarity with that peculiar mode of expression usually regarded as modern baseball slang. It may be considered strange that this important fact has not been brought to light by students of the . .Bible, and some doubt may be enter-� tained by the skeptically inclined. Thoroughly to dispel any such doubt the sources of the following passages are indicated and any doubt-or iu possession of an English Bible nan easily verify the quotations for himself. That long hits and batting rallies were not unknown in early days is evidenced by the assertion in^Exodus xvi. 22 that "They gathered two hom-v.Ts\" doubtless following out the injunction in Exodus xxiii. 31: "And .thou shalt drive them out" or in Genesis xliii 16, where we find Joseph saying "Bring these men home." That there were certain difficulties to bo overcome is shown by the following statement in Numbers xxii. 11: "I may be able to overcome and drive them out." The statement in Exodus xivi. 29: "Thou shalt double." is matched by the confident assertion f*" in Judges xvii. 10, "I will give thee a double.' Pitchers It'is quite apparent that batters were not left to their own judgment by the orders contained in Joshua 3X11. 5, "Tak& diligent heed to walk." and we have the record in Daniel iv. 29, that "Nebuchadnezzar walked.",-Nebuchadnezzar, by the way,,appears to have been a pltcher-mana'ger, for �we read in II Kings xxv. 1, that "Ne-ibuchadnezzar came, he and all his }iOBt and pitched against Israel." We muBt not, in considering the doubles and homers referred to acquire the idea that the art of pitching was in any way neglected among the ancients, although considerable latitude was allowed to the slabman of that day, as witness the words in Numbers ii. 2: "Every man shall pitch by his own standard." Apparently no bullpen or place for the pitchers to warm up was provided, for we read in Deuteronomy 1. 3, the words "Search you out n place to pitch." Then, as now, the importance of the pitcher's part -was recognized, for we read In Joshua iv. 20, the casual question, "Did Joshua pitch In Oilgal?" Glass arms were not unheard of in old days, for we have In Job xxvi. 2, the question: "Sawest thou the arm that hast no strength?" The two meanings of a familiar word are strikingly shown In the same verse, Jeremiah XV. 7, where we read of "a fan in the gates," and also find the boast-fijl statement, "I will fan them." Then, as today, the value of bushleague experience was not overlooked, tor we read concerning certain ones, in Exodus xlx. 2. "They . . . had pitched in the'wilderness." Important as pitching may be, Old Testament managers recognized the Talue of skill in other departments of the game. i la I Samuel 16. 7, we read that "Saul said, 'provide me now a man that can play well and and bring him to me.' " and we can remain in no doubt as to the fact that at least one team was strong behind the bat when we read In Judges 15, 4 that "Samson went and caught." Widespread The popularity of baseball in Old Testament days .was widespread. In I Samuel 6, 5, we read that "David and all Israel played," that, in Kings 5, 12, that "Hiram and Solomon made a league" and that according to Daniel 6, 9, even "King Darius signed." A peculiar system of letting out players seems to have been in vogue for In Deuteronomy 15. 9, we read that "The seventh year, the year of releases is at hand." The combination of fine playing ability with a "line of talk" that would Inspire other players was in demand, and In Psalms 33, 3, we find the advice, "Play skillfully with a loud noise." The game had its Inside play and Us fine points as It has today. In Definite Word From Milwaukee Boxer That He Will Be Here on May 17 1 Billy Kramer wired the local club definitely yesterday that he was prepared to come for a match with Gunner Al Ross here on May 17th. All that now remains to complete the negotiations is word from Ross stating definitely that his leave Is 0. K. and that he will be able to come on the date mentioned. Word from Ross should be received today. The fans are already talking eagerly about the coming bout as they are anxious to see Ross once mon: In action in the ring before he leaves for the front. Ross' popularity Is st^ronger than ever since the splendid showing of his old opponent, Phil Harrison, against the great McGoo.-ty of Oshkosh. That Harrison did not put Mc-Goorty away for goojl in their scrap a few days affo Is entirely due to the fact that the Chicago Ghetto fighter tired towards the end of the bout. At least, that Is the opinion of Tom Walsh, who has Harrison as one of his stable of fighters. The fact however, that Harrison got a draw has boost:d his stock, and as a result Ross' stock has gone up with Southern Alberta fans. SMART CLOTHING FOR ' yOUNG MEN Ever stop to admire a smart, business-like man on the street? Like the looks of his suit or overcoat; or the way It hangs; thTB smart appearance it gives him-something different from the other fellow, eh? That's the kind of clothing we can furnish you. Good, honest, stylish, union tailored clothing at email profit, cash store prices. W. B. KESTER & CO. THE HOME OF 20th CENTURY CLOTHING Our Cleaning and Pressing Is Done by a Real Tailor. You Can't Get Any More Out of a Thing Than You Put Into It. That hold* good with car�, too. THE MITCHELL is the 100% car. That'a why it coats more than some kinds. But you will remember the years of satlsfaotory service you got out of it long after you have forgotten what you first paid for the car. Bijou Motor Parlors Limited FIFTH TRCKT,___ THE HOUSE OF SERVICE kEIHBRIDGE, ALT;^ Daniel G, 27, Is the statement, "He worketli signs." In I Kings 12, 32, we are told that "Jeroboam offered to sacrifice." A clear example of coaching off third base Is found in Judges 19, 9, In the words. "Get you early on your way, that thou mayest go home," and in II Samuel 17, 23, we have the terse statement, "AhltHbphol got him home." We find few references to the arbiter of play, but in Job 9. 33, wo have the somewhat mysterious statement: "Neither is there any umpire between us." Whether the statement is to be taken literally or is to bo construed as an ironical reflection on the ability of the official, the context does not enable us to 'determine. Preliminary practice seems to have been in Vogue in the olden time,( for wo find in Psalms 78,. 45, that "he sent divers sorts of flies among them. I Idioms Certain stray phrases selected hero I and there serve to remind us of the ! remarks that may be heard today from players In the field or on.the bench: for instance, iu Ezekiel 37, 16. "Take another stick"; in Psalm 26, 1. j "I shall not slide"; in Job 10, 14, the complaint, "he runneth upon me like a giant," and in Eccleslastes 5, 6, i "Neither say than that it was an ! error," the latter remark probably ! having been addressed to the score j keeper by a player .who has just miss I od a particularly difficult change in the field. In I Samuel 2, 29, there ap pears to have been some dissatisfaction over the efforts of the man at bat, the ))assage reading, "Wherefore kick ye at my sacrifice?" Bones Errors and bonehead plays were as numerous then as now and evoked about the same sort of comment. Tliere Is much of psychology In the quoBtion In Psalms 19, 12: "Wlio can understand his errors?" but what ap pears to have been an inexcusahie misplay Is referred to in Proverbs 14, 30, In the expressive words, "the rot: tonncss of the bone." Errors and I brainless plays that under ordinary I conditions attract no attention, in critical situations stand out conspiculous- , ly as Illustrated In the words found in Job sa, 21, "His bones that were not seen, Htii'k out." I Finally, who has not seen an other v/iHO well-plpyed game lost in one I inning by such a conjunction of wretched mlsplays as can bo no better dnscrlbod than In Ezekfel 37,-7, In the words: "The bones came togoth- Heniy Johnson, a Manitoba pionoor, and for four years reeve of Morden, Is dead. 6ASEBA RESULTS AMERICAN Won. I.iOSt. P.C. Bost'on ...... .. 12 s ROO Cleveland ____ .. 10 ,s .556 New York ____ . . 10  t .526 Chicago ...... s .500 St. Louis ... . 7 s .467 Detroit ...... i; s .420 Washington .. s 10 .444 Philadelphia .. 10 .412 Philadelphia, May S.-I^erkins beat Now York here to-day. driving in all Plilladelphia's runs. The score was 5 to 2. Perkins singled with the bases filled in the fourth, tleing the score 2 and 2. In the eighth, with two men on bases, Perkins drove out a home run. New York .....020 000 000-2 7 3 Philadelphia ....000 200 03x-5 10 2 Caldwell and Hannah; Perry and Perkins. Detroit. May 8.-Sothoron held Detroit to tliree hits this afternoon, while his team mates hit the opposing pitchers freely. St. Louis won 8 to 1. St. Louis ____102 120 200-8 12 1 Detroit ........000 001 000-1 6 1 Sothoron and Nunamaker; James, Finneran, Cunningham and Y�lle, Spencer. Chicago, May 8.-Frank Shellen-back, former American Association Pitcher, made his major league debut to-day, when he replaced Cicotte on the mound and was credited with a 9 to 5 victory over Cleveland In the final game of the series here. Cicotte injured his ankle in sliding Into first base in the second inning. Cleveland.....003 lui 000-5 7 3 Chicago...... 022,030,02x-9 13 1 Groom, Coumbe, Enzmann, Covel-eskie and O'Neill: Cicotte, Shellen-bach, Danforth, C. Williams and Schalk. Washington, May 8.-Washington overwhelmed Boston to-day 14 to 4, by knocking both Bush and Mays out of the box. Boston........ 010,210,000-4 * 9 0 Washington ..000 OS." Olx-14 17* 1 Bush, Mays, Wyckoft and Agnew; Mayer, Shaw, Harper and AInsrolth, Casey. S GOING Bouts Draw Well and Many Clever Fighters are Taking Part NATIONAL Won. P.C. New York ... ... 17 1 .944 Chicago ..... ... 12 5 .708 Pittsburg _____ 0 .563 Philadelphia .. N 10 .444 Cincinnati .., 12 .429 Brooklyn .... 12 .3|B3 St. Louis ____ 13 .31(5 Boston ...... 13 .278 .'Sfew York, .May S.-New York again defeated Philadelphia here today ?, to 2. it was Philadelphia's eighth straight defeat and New York's eightli straight victory. After Meezel was called out at the plate In the ninth Inning on a play which would have tied the score, p\xt Sjnded the game, several of the Philadelphia nlayer.i rushed at Umpire Moran. Burns pushed the umpire who struck back with hla fist. The score: Philadelphia .. . 000,000,011-2 9 3 New York ......003 iiOO OOx-a 0 3 Prendergast, Tincup and C. Burns; Perritt and Rarldon. Boston, May 8.-Boston came from behind throe limes to-day and beat Brooklyn In the ninth, 4 to 3. Wyck-land's home run, Koontchy's single, a pass to KawlingH and Wilson and Nehf's scratch hit ^ave Boston the necessary two runs to beat Coombs. Br.inklyn ...... 010,100,001-3 8 0 Boatou .......000 oil 002-4 d 3 Coombs and M. Wheat; NeU� and Wilson. ' I'ltlsburg, May s.-Hitting ..two Pittsburg pitchers lianl, Chicago won to-duy'.s game 8 to 1. after losing the first two games ot the series, Chicago .......203 010 200-8 11 1 Pittsburg ____..00(1000 001-1 5 3 Tyler and Klllifer, O'li'arreU; Cooper, Steele and Archer. St. Louis, May 8.-Cincinnati turned the tables ou St. Louis ,to4a)f-beat; (By T. S. Andrews) Milwaukee, May 9.-Boxing on the other sidti Is having quite a run these days flesplte the terrible battles that have been going on. A letter from one of the boys over there gives some In-torestlng dope ou the fight game. In the letter he says: "We have been quartered near one of the aviation camps in England for some timev and I have been lucky enough to attend some of the boxing tournaments at the different camps, and also in London and Plymouth. I witnessed a tournament at the National Sporting club, and the contests were very good indeed. Al. .Mansfield, who was fighting around Philadelphia a few years ago, boxed a fellow named Louis Williams, and the same resulted in a draw. At the same time Billy Fry won from Danny Morgan in 15 rounds. I had a look at an American boy named Joe Stanley, who fought MlWej Blake, but the Y'ankoe boy was not quite foxy enough for the clever Englishman. They put up a good contest for 15 rounds, Blake getting the decision. "I have just seen Jimmy Wilde in action, and I must say that he is a wonder. I am not surprised now that he whipped Zulu Kid so easily, and I tliink he will whip all the rest of them at his weight, and It will take a very strong bantam to beat him, although he weighs only about 108 pounds himself and reminds one very much of our old friend Jfm Barry of Chicago. "It may Interest you to know that boxing tournaments are being held at the public schools and the boys seem to take to It like ducks to water, and some of the fellows are very clever. Digger Stanley, the former champion bantamweight. Is still in the game and putting up qome splendid fights, although he must be over 30 years of age. I saw him fight Tommy Noble, and it .was such a splendid contest that they were re-matched. "Another battle I saw at London was between Billy Benyon, the former bantam champion, and Charlie Lang-don. They fought 15 rounds at a hard clip, Beynon winning the decision, "I attended another tournament In Wales. There were eight battles that night, all of them corking good ones. "All of the battles, over here seem to "be well attended. "I understand from the boys hero that regular tournaments are bcin�; held in France, that Is, behind the lines, although I have not been able to get over there yet. I hope to be there in a very short time, as many of the Yankee boys have gone ahead of me." scattered hits up to the ninth when he weakened and Cincinnati, by annexing five bases on balls, two hit batsmen, and four singles off May and Meadows who succeeded him, scored nine runs. The scoce: R, H. E. Olhclnnatl ____000 000 009-9 7 2 St. Louis ....001 031 010-6 7 0 Schneider, Cantloy, Ragan, Ellor and G. Smith; May, Meadows and Snyder. PACIFIC COAST Salt Lake 1, 10, 2; San Francisco 0. 1, 1. Los Angeles 2, 7, 2; Vernon, 3, 10, 1. (10 Innings.) Oaklandi'Saoramento, postponed, rain. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION Kansas City 7, 7, 0; Mlneapolis 3, 12, 1. Oolumbua 2, 5, 5; Indianapolis 10, 9, 3. Toledo 0, 0, 2; Louisville 3, 7, 1. A^llwaukee 4, �, 3; St, Paul, 3, 5, 3. (10 Innings.) 1. P. C. INTERNATIONAL Aberdeen 2. 7, 7,; Portland 11, 10, Spokane11, 2; Seattle 9, 13, 4. Tacouia 2, 3, �; Vancouver 12, 11, 1. INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE Syracuse, 1, 5, 2; Newark 0, 11, 2. Rochester 2, 7, 2; Jersey City, 9, 13, 3. Buffalo 3, 12, 1; iBaltlmoro 7, 9, 1. Toronto 2, 17. %\ filngharaplon 3, 10, 3. (17 luotoKs.j CASEOFSTANLEY COVELESKIE RARE Younger Brothers Seldom Make Good in Major League Baseball ' Baseball history bristles with instances where youiiger brothers following in the footsteps of their illustrious elders have come to the minor leagues only to fall down and bump their noses with a resounding thud. Ty Cobb's brother Paul was a terrible fizzle as a major leaguer, and, while the famous Tyrus Is now being counted upon to bingle the Tigers to the front In the American league, his brother is playing semi-pro ball in Cleveland. Joe Evers Is a brother of the renowned Johnny. About the only thing Joe did suggestive of Johnny was the manner in which he spelled his last name on the hotel roster. Martin Walsh a Fizzle. .Martin Walsh, a brother of the famous Ed, had trials with both the Sox and the Cubs. Martin is remembered by reason of the fact that he was the freshest rookie that ever horned into a major league suit. He wasn't satisfied with basking In the reflected glory of his largo brother; he wanted the conditions reversed. The farthest he got with a major league career was a training trip to the Coast. And there are any number of similar cases, includiuB the triumplial entry of Dave Gregg Into the majors at a time when his big brother Vean was doing some sensational slabbing tor Cleveland. Exceptional Case. But we have come across an exceptional case-exceptional in that the younger brother not only made good, _l)Ut surpassed his elder, and exceptional In that the older brother was not responsible for the yoimger member of his family coming into the the big show, as is usually the case. To-day Harry Coveleskle of the Tigers is nearly through as a major leaguer. But on the other hand his brother Stanley of the Indians, is looked upon as one of the most promising pitchers in baseball. There isn't a player qu the Detroit team who thinks Harry will bo of any use to Jennings this year. His fast ball is gone, and that used to be his stock in trade. And on the other hand there Isn't a player of the Indians who doesn't think Stanley will win at least 20 games of ball this year. Harry Hit WInnlna Stride. Harry, after two unsuccessful trials in the National league, finally struckj his stride witli the Tigers, after being bought from a Southern league outfit, and tor the last several years he has been the Tigers' mainstay on the slab. Ail the while his brother Stanley was tolling out on the Coast. Whether Harry tipped him off to Jennings and .Jennings declined to tuko a chance isn't known, l)Ut the'fact is Stanley mado his entrance in the big show two years ago'via Cleveland, coming up from Portland. He was formerly with the Spokane club of the Northwestern league. , Last season Stanley was one of the most effective and at the same time most unfortunate pitchers In the Amerlcari league, He probably lost more hard-luck games than any other pitcher In Ban .Tohnson's organization. Had he won even throe-fourths of his heartbreaking games that went against him he would just about have led the league. Imagine pitching a twohit game for a starter and losing 1 to 0. That's what he did against the White Sox a year ago last April. And in Juno the same toaih heat him on three hits. GOLF FACT8 Tlio lowest score ever made in the qualifying round of an amateur championship for 36 holes was 144, made by W. C, Fownes, Jr., and Rue Gorton at Ekwanok in 1914. The lowest score tor IS holes was 71, made by Charles "Chick" Evans, at Garden City, In 1913.� MAJORS WON'T PLAY SUNDAY BALL Now York, May 9.-Tho major baseball leagues' plan to play Sunday base-liall at Harrison, N. J., In the territory claimed fir the Newark club ol the International league, has been abandoned, pending endeavors to have tho national commission reach a "working agreement" with tho International league, it was announced at National league headquarters here. COLLINS MISSES A GAME Chicago, May 9.-Eddie Collins, captain of the Chicago American baseball team, has etsabiished a record by playing in 478 consecutive games. Hla first miss since 1914 was by his absence from tho May 3rd lineup at Dc-trait. His record beats Sam Crawford's record of 472 games, . LLOYD-GEORGE (Continued fkou Front Pa8r� by the Government's political enemies." Fear is expressed by a section of the press most hostile to Mr. Asquith that it the Government falls the old gang will regain power. The Tory Morning Post, which expresses this fear, says: "The House ot Commons will not kil Lloyd George to make Mr. Asquith Premier. T^ls has been Lloyd George's safeguard before and it will be his safeguard now." The Post also makes the suggestion that the Unionist party might play a good part in the crisis by using its entire influence to force upon whatever party takes office, should Lloyd George fall, the best man without thought ot party or politics. This suggestion Is significant of the feeling which Is reported to be growing among the Conservatives that tho time has come to , supplant Lloyd George with a Unionist Premier, Are Uneasy. The Dally Mail, which strongly supports Mr. Lloyd George, says It is reported that a' considerable number of members are growing uneasy under tho rule of the Premier. They maintain that what is practically a Unionist Government should have a Unionist leader and It Is believed a resolution of great political importance will bo submitted to a meeting of tho Unionist party, which is to be called before the Irish Home Rule BUI Is presented In parliament. 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