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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDOE Monday, Number 2J RUSSIAN LION SUCCEEDS GOTCH Champion Has Retired :and Hackenschmidt is Conceded the Best of Mat Artist Left Chicago, Nov. Hacken- echmidt, popularly known as 'the Rus- sian -Lion, has been conducting his training in the gymnasium of one -of the police stations of Chicago, and has had as his -.raining partners some the toughest and best known of the American grapnlers. No description better fits Hacrcertschmid't than, the statement is an enlarged edition 'of Fred Beell. "Where Beell weighs about 16S pounds, the weight of Hackenschmidt is arourid 220 pounds. Every move the bigr foreigner makes is a counterpart of the little American grappler; whom CALGARY BOWLERS COMING designates as the fast- est mars in the Tvorlfl. Hack's develop- ment is Jdinost identical with BeelFs, and .there is even a facial resembl- ance. Not only mast these truths impress Teams Will Vistit Here to Try Conclusions With Local Cracks Favor Telegraphic Matches At least one and- perhaps two quin- themselves -on the grappling fans of 'America, but other points of similar- ity will beco-tne Known. For example Hackenschmidt, like Beell, evolves holds. "This is always what distin- guishes the superior grappler. These locks would perhaps be of little value to other men, "but they are suited to Che build, th edevslopmeat and the -zaszmer of Thought of those who in- vent thenu Considering Hack's size his speed is something to marvel at He is ag- .gressive and lias that same brand of tenacity that made Evan Lewis fam- ous in his day. The long, supple mtts- cles of the foreign star, the course of his movements, all tell of Ms -wonder- ful "George Hackenschmidt as very modest and is not gives to "boasting of his many years of splendid mat success. He doesn't- attempt to bedim the victory of Prank Gotch over him, "but lie does explain that in the two years he has learned'much more of America and .this country's ways. There is a whole lot in this, considering, that, a large part of his professional "career has been spent in He has! manners the music hall of London, been dealing with English and American requirements. With the retirement of Frank Gotch it is difficult to see where an oppon- ent is to be found for Hackenschmidt who can give him a hard contest. Re- lative to both Frank Gotch and George Hackenschmidt there seems to be no disposition on the part of either one .to criticize the other. There is no rea- son to speculate on what the outcome of another match would be. It is well known that Frank Gotch has wanted to retire for more than two years. Frank has grown weary of the padded circle, and he has wjsely settled down te.ttes of Calgary .b.owlers will shortly visit Lethbridge for a. friendly series with local men, -according to H. A. R. Macdonald, president of the Leth- Dridge "league. Mr. Macdonald spent Saturday night and Sunday in Calgary. While there he met Capt Jim Mitchell of the Calgary Caledojiians, Smith and McCutcheon of the same team, and Lief of the Wanderers. The boys were all pleased with, the invitation to visit Lethbridge, and the -word has been i that the .-hoys "will a an early and convenient date.' In th event of two teams coming down on s certain to fce the regular Caledonia- meup and the other the Wanderers of which Lief is the star performer flayers may, however, ,be chosen from each team., but the main fact at pres ent 15 -that a series of games wit Leth-bridge have -been definitely pro raised. The Calgarians are.keen oa the pro posed telegraphic and arrangements are already-.under way for a series of three games "each-in Edmonton, Calgary, and Medicine Hat VARSITY WALKED OVER T.A.A.C. The Eastern Senior Rugby Went as Ex-: pected Varsity and Tigers Next Saturday The games are likely ttf be played next Thursday night, although the date has not yet 'been, definitely agreec upon. Mr. Macdonald was asked to invite the Lethbridge to join in the telegraphic'match, and this he wil at the league meeting tonight after the" game -between the Bronchos and Tigers. At the league meeting to- night a number of important topics will come up discussion, chief among them being the proposal to make it a six team league instead of four, and to draw up a new schedule superceding "the present one, which expires on Friday night with.the game between the Bronchos and Indians. It is particularly desired that all bowlers or interested in the game, whetner fowling or not, attend and loin in the 'confab. Any bowlers wish- ing to enter upon the new series of games should be present at tonight's t to enjoy the fruits of his long and won- j meeting in the Arcade after the regu- lar league game. derfuliy successful career on the mat, On .the other hand. Hackenscmidt is nomadic. the business of appearing m public, and he enjoys Since the Athletics made Johnny T Kling look-like a novice, not so many _ sports are picking him for an AU- The Athletics will train in Savannah (American nine. The consensus of next season and Captain Harry Davis [opinion is that the former star is slip- states that the same lineup will greet He doesn't play ball with the the lans nest year. Davis, it should be! snap and dash he did two or -three Temembered, talks with authority. 'years ago. Nest: Saturday Inter-Collegiate and Inter-Provincial football will be rutted A i against -one another at Hamilton when Tigers the final. This third >J. I season 'Varsity has figured as a final- ist. In 1908 Hamilton Tigers beat the students by a whisker. Last year j sity clearly demonstrated superiority >J. j over tSe best te Toronto, Nov. semi- final of the senior series of the Canadian..Rugby Union, Varsity and: the .T. A. A. C., proved a veritable walk-over for the former. The .score was 22 to 3. The T. A. -2L C. were nevftr in it 05 was expected, and Varsity could have ran ,cp a greater score if they had so desired. Varsity meets the Hamilton Tigers next Saturday for the Domin- ion championship. -r T jr T T T T T r T T T I[ tB3m Wlll S. Barked