Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 4, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta
ALL THE LOCAL- AND WORLD'S FOREMOST F.VENT3 JTTE LETlimUOGE DATLY -I Thursday, How Manager Stahl of Red Sox Compares With Fred Merkle on First Base- Both Second-Raters- Expects Stahl to Make the Best Showing FINE EXAMPLE CALGARIAN NERVE Cute Manouvre Murders Chances of Local .Club for the Bennett Shield-Calgary Takes Yellow Streak .The man who said that a Cal- farlan would hide an ace up his ileeve playing solitaire, hit the nail on the head, by Hck. Now, what do you know about this: "Overseas must play Oallies iere on Saturday without Patter- ion. Whyte and Tennant. If we 46 not hear from you by ten o'- .clock Friday will declare game The above lemon, in the shape a telegram was handed to Chas. Wesley, the local City league foot- ball secretary, at 9 o'clock this -Corning. Note that the wire ;itates that an answer must be .'tent back and received in Cal- jary by ten o'clock a.m., one hour after the wire had been received, The intelligence conveyed in the exhibits the rankest kind of s railroaded it justice and the most gall that has ever been pulled off in Calgary, and that It ..going'some. to those who have followed i Bennett Shield controversy be- Uweerf Lethbridge gary ciubs'in Vespec't to the play- ing of certain players, the tele- .gram is self-explanatory, and lays bare, the skin-garne. methods by "which Lethbridge has been bun- coed cut of a chance to capture 'ins coveted honor, and which nev- er became so near being lost to Calgary 'ak when the local club played'the Callies off their feet two weeks back. By the St. Mike, we are wont to believe the Lethbridge team has sent a yellow atrak through the spinal column of those puffed-up gentlenien to the they are afraid of the issue. Will the Lethbridge team play In Calgary tomorrow? Certainly not How was It possible for the local executive to consider the matter In the time allotted to them by the Shield committee? The members of the local execu- tive are working men, who have no't the time at their disposal to go off duty and arrange football games. The action of the Bennett Shield committee in penning such i telegram as the foregoing is so positively sijiall and ridiculous th'atJtlfcy caiyiot fail to. ject of contempt all over the pro- vince, and Mr. R. B. Bennett, the should be made acquainted with the shame- ful, proceeding of -his 'own town's schWing" crt'w of artful manipula- tors. If ali the charges of the Cal- gary Calfies should have reason- abla ground for being sustained the foregoing telegram cannot excuscd, and displays poor sports- manship on ail who had anything to do with it, GAMES IN THE BIG LEAGUES National Giants Were Lucky Brooklyn. N. V., Oct. pitched great bull asaiust Now York today but lost four to three in the ninth inuing when Steugal ..let Wil- son's single go through him and two runs were scored. Miller spiked Do.vle running to second in the ninth iimlng, but Uoyle continued playing. Tosreau led in the pitching for tho Giants to keep In condition for the world's series and was followed by a couple of recruits who showed class. Boston Badly Trimmed lioston, Oct." Philadelphia won today's same by a margin of 13 to -I, Both of Boston's pitchers, Donnelly nnd-Dlckson, were kit hard and there was much loose Ilelding. the1 locals having six errors. HUGH FULLERTOQjnnHLE WORLD'S SERIES By HUGH S. FULLERTON Concerning the rival outfielders that arc- to meet In tho world's series there is only slight difference of opinion among experts and the players them- selves, but the argument starts tho moment the iulield is reached. In Boston you will be informed that Jake Garland Stahl. tho big University of Illinois lad, who manages the lied- Sox, Is one of the greatest llrst base- men In tho world. In New York tliey will inform you that Fred Merkle is cne of the wonders of the world, greater than any first baseman in tho country. Called Second-Rate Basemen Tho truth is that they are two sec- ond rate first buiemeu, neither up to tho standard of itrst base play .set by such men as Dnubert, Konetchy, or Chase, und no matter how much they are admired the admiration and cheers of the fans will not improve their playing. lloth have bad remarkable success- position, and averse to trouble. '1'his has in the past caused rival players lo accuse him of lacking courage. I have known the big follow over since, as a raw youngster, ho caught for tho University of Illinois and played on tho football, team, lie was accused even thero of lacking nerve, but I never hellovod It. True, he save ground and lacked aggressiveness, hut that ho was lacking lu courage 1 re- fused to believe. Turns Out To Be Hustler. Either ho has aged and broadened out, or the responsibility of (lie Job has put new spirit lino him. Ho has been hustling, lighting squarely, and working desperately for the success of his team. He is slower than he was two years ago, but still has sufficient speed in bis big long'Striding way to get nroiiud. In fielding he is much better and moro linlshed in his work around the base than Merklo is, although he does not handle himself us rapidly nor make plays around the other bases as well. He makes fewer mistakes of the head and uses better judgment. McGRAW TO 'RELY y ON HIS VETERANS Upon Harquard, Maiheson and Tes- reau Will Depend the Gianis' Chances. -Xew York, Oct. the pitch- Ing ability of the Giant twirler, Rube Merquard, Jeii Tosereau and Christy JIatheson, Manager John J. McGraw is depending to win the world's cham- pipnEhin baseball series against the Boston according lo an- Douncement here tod.iy. enthusiasts are surprised the strength of the New York Qianta' recruit pitchers. Such men as Demares, Ki'rby. Goulait and Bader have been tri-sd out in the last few sanies and helped to boost N'ew York's showing. is claimed by many experts that the two comcndius teams are so ev- enly matched that a seven-game ser- ies' is not at all unlikely. LONGBOAT BEAT WOOD BY 20 YARDS Port'William, Oct. A. Woods clung to Tom Long- boat throughout the entire race at the Agricultural -Grounds today, the Indian v.-in- nins by about 20 yards, after a ME'effort In the last lap. 'The "time was all out- side the record for the dis- tance. A big crowd saw the contest. American Giants' Pitchers Watch Red Sox Win Philadelphia, Uct. Boston hit the ball hard here today and won from Philadelphia 17 to 5. Wood, who i pitched eight innings, settled down latter the third inning when Baker bounced the ball through the score board for a home run, with two men on the bases. Only, three hits and no passes were secured off Wood after the third inntae. Hall mulshed the game'in good style'.and during the ninth inning no attempt was made by Cady to prevent the home players I from stealing two bases. I JIathewson anil of the i N'ew York Nationals, witnessed the game. the Bostouians put up a poor fielding same, but the vis- itors hampjc-red the horse hide vic- iously. In the fifth inning, Drown gave five buses on balls, Lewis drove in three runs besides himself with a home run. Cady and Stahl each doubled and Wagner singled, ning netting S runs. Pennock was easy in the last .lour.innings, Wag- ner led with the stick with four Eludes and Yerkes and Lewis each secured three hits. Speaker drew 1 three bases on halls but he failed to get a hit. Washington In Second New York, Oct. went into second place today when they defeated New York by a score 4 to 3. Johnson outpitched Wurhop, j and errors by Williams let in two of the Kew York runs. Williams, how- ever .retrieved himself in the ni-nth ful seasons and Stahl has played bet- ter ball than ever before in his life. _ has shown more .hustle and ability and Far to meet throws, and helps led his team with more determination. T.- One point in fielding in which Stahl has a big advantage is that ho Merhlo lliis improved considerably in the year. Yet both these men, accord- ing to rival players, lack in aggres- siveness, and many charge that they are what is called in baseball "yellow." SUM Has Shade on Merkle. .On the showing of this season, con- sidered only mechanically, llerklo has a shade the advantage of Stahl as a player, although Stahl, being manager and the Infield leader of the Red Sox, must be given a shade the advantage in calculating the relative values of the men to their, .teams. On tho basis of 100 points being jier- fection in every department of the game, I rate Stahl at 60 and ilerkle at 64, only two points lower, and in sev- eral ways ilerkle has shown his superiority as an'individual player. Stahl Dodges Ali Trouble. ..Stall! Is a big, easy going, good natured fellow, Mndly in dis- Iiis infield .In many cases, close decision by He saves his ability to. reach. Besides he goes into the path after throws close to runners better than Merkle does. Jo me ilerkle always has seemed a freak first baseman in that lie takes many throws behind the hag instead of reaching out to meet them arid he does not shift his feet well around the bag. He Is better than he was lust season in this respect, and. indeed, has sho'wu considerable improvement. Merkle Lead% on the Paths. On the bases .Ilerkle is in the lead Stahl never has been n lending base runner, although he runs hard ant slides-harder. He has slowed up a bit on'the paths, it appears to me, and he has done, comparatively little stealing this season. Tderkle on the other hand, has de veloped into a fair speed merchant and negotiates tho paths regularly. He. a lot of bad blunders, but gets MARKETS .way with a largo amount of steals. I watched him In Now York trying o run'.against Archer and ho did not get awiiy well and was made to look oollsli. Both Men .300 Hitters Stahl and Mcrltlu both are ,300 hit- ei's, but Morkle having shade better of it In tho averages this season, al- hough 1 do not consider him quite the eiiuul of Stnhl. indeed, I belluvo Mork- e Is weak on fast curves nnd on splt- mlls pitched fast. lie did not show well against tho pitcher last fall, and a study of the score hooks of ilio last world's series shows that he took Ills swings it fast curves outside and low innd swung buck at the high fast balls. Some of the National league pitchers inform mo that Merkle is far above his true salt as a hitter, and that he.has been pounding the suckers hard anil not hitting tho good pitchers well :H all. I fail to discover this fact, as, he lias been hitting steadily all; season and against all sort of pitching. The pitching in tho National, however, is weak this year. Stahl Hits Hard Ball Stahl and Merkle hit a good deal alike, swinging and lunging, and the advantage In long driving Is with the big loader of the Rod Six. He hits a ball with terrific force, and two of the thrco hits which are calculated as being the longest ever made are cred- ited to The one pitcher of the Giants that ought to trouble Stahl is Tcscreau, with his speed and his spitter. Stnhl always baa been easy for Ed Walsh and ho does not lilt spltters well, es pecially with speed mixup. I have watched him for many sea sous and he seldom ever lands sutinrely on a ball pitched by; Walsh. When he nothing short of LETHBRIOQE MARKETS Thero are no further chanties in the local market conditions tmUiy. Hut- tor and eags and meats cunlliuiu to remain Htm in price. tip, 1 Northern No. 2 Northern Nil. 3 Northern No. -1 0.65 O.til 11.50 1 Albt-rla lied 2 Alberta Hcd ;l AHicrta Ilcd I Alberta licil 5 Alberta Hcd U.OB O.li'l O.til 11.58 0.30 31.00 Dairy butter Brae, per ton per ton Oats, per ton, sacked 2G.OO Rolled Oats 1 W.OI) Butter and C'rcanicry butter Eggs, fresh Now potatoes, per Ib. .4- Beets, per I'b "-I" Carrots, per Ib -i- 0.011 Turnips, por Ib ".Ql Onions, per Ib. ....02 'to Cattle an trie rfooT: Stearu, per pound Cows, per pound Cows, dressed, per pound Stec-re, dressed, per Ib 05 1Q 0.11 FRIDAY'S GRAIN PRICES Winnipeg, Oct. mnj- ket was very strong and active. Una morning due to developments an unfavorable nature in eastern Europe. Sharp advances were in order iii American markets-as well herd. There is a brisk .demand and brisk trade in cash export en- quiry is becoming-more urgent., tlier conditions continue (avoiablc tor thrashing and delivery. Receipts 784 cars inspected, in the. fence hall. 1 do not expect .Mcrklo to figure much in the batting of the series, even though I expect some terrific clouting on both sides before it is over. O'Brien and Wood will give him more trouble than lie has faced in a long time if they are right, and Hay Collins ought to hold him level. Wheat- bet. Nov.......... Dec. May Qct.......... Yov......... )ec........! let. v'ov......... inning when he tripled and scored the winning run of Midkiffs error on Johnson. Daniels and Shanks made great catches, while Foster did sensational work at third base. WHAT TiM 'HAS TO SAY OF SERIES. Veteran Expert on Baseball Say Red Sox Will- Take Four Games. VERY LITTLE NEW YORK MONEY IN SIGHT; ASKING FOR A SINGLE SEAT e" of 'Boston falror the in the world's series Naturally, Red Sox to from Brother McG raw's Giants. is very probable that even had Sox loyalists a s-neakin's. suspicion Cuban National Star Armando '-Marsans, the Cuban ont: ,Iy strained one of the tendons in his fenea and was obliged to give up th Cleveland Won St. Louis', Oct. hit. St. fielder of the Cincinnati team, recent- Louis iwirlers hard and often while the visitors' pitchers were effective, all but two innings, and Cleveland for the He has gone to won the second change of the series his home in Havana. Marsar.s' work j 11 to 6. The Holding of Austin and ibis season stamped him as one of the Jackson and Johnston's hatting feat- best players in the National League, j ured DEPALMA CUP RACE Waamatosa Race Course, Wisconsin, last year's Vandetbilt race at Savan- Oct. DePalma, driving true: nab. to the form and luck which he ex-j DePalma won bv 42 seconds way down in our heart of hearts that in .this city. ..Boston, -Mass., Oct. the world's. series game-in this city only five days away, the quotations on single chances to see the initial strug- gle in Fenway Park rose today to ?7 bid and asked. Betting on the series has not been particularly- brisk The Red Sox have ruled pacemaker for the first 150 miles raceUrse. Hi, time was four hours Wi.hart, with a Aicrccdc, was third the Gotham National league tamers were due to give our "Stahlwarts" the trouuciirj which none of the American league sisters have been able to do, our rabid loyalty would still inspire us to pipe up strongly that the Giants would he beaten. Taking the matter a bit more ser- iously, a pretty sound indication of the Hub's opinion of the Red Sox chan- ces is afforded by the odds offered by the gents who have been pnstimiiig at the park all the summer, diverting themselves with prophecies of "he does" doesn't" and "they'll score" and "they wont' score' sort. These odds are 10 to on the Boston warriors. Personally. I think the lied Sox take four out of the six games. strong favorites over the giants from TOMMY BURNS MAKING CALGARY BOXING CENTRE the time the line-up of the world's iserles clubs were definitely. s-attleil, hut there has been a dearth of New York money. Tho Red Sox arc scheduled to return from Philadelphia on Sunday, and will have a final workout at Fen- way Park on Monday. Several hun- dred of their most devoted foliowera will accompany them to New York. -Tommy Burns gary make Calg is determined to the boxing center of the west. His application for a permit t to-bold bouts in the city limits having I been refused. Tommy built an arena just outside the limits, with a seating capacity" of about For Thanks- giving day he wants Mike Gibbons, of Sti' Paul, and Jimmy Clabby, and Is he d leat u ,th car-. ____--------.------------------ j crowd estimated at more than was not a harsh one in any respect people was ranged around the, ho has added prepared to hid high for this bout. He I will also try to get Packey Mc- Farlaml to appear in a battle and Bombardier Wells, whom he would iiatnew-1 lifte to meet himself. He is training ,i i faithfully and believes himself in first class condition. On Saturday Tommy th r Wood was beaten in 1 w'" bring together in his arena the the" Giant-Red Sox series played a few famous Dick Hyland and Hal Brown. HO ilui! people was iiiimcu .utjuiui j----- course at advantageous positions. i age of 19, experience and wonderful The race was run without serious control, accident, although it had licrn said' that the course was dmigcrotrs. In adiiiiion to tho costly YaniicibiH trophy, DePalma won in cash from tile promoters of the race meet- ing ami a sum from the ir.'nuu- faclurtrs of accessory machinery. CALGARY SCENE OF BOUT TOMORROW Tesreau Has Good Spitter -Johnny Evers, of the Cuhs, looks upon Jeff Tesrean as a. 'wonder. John- ny says that the Giant twirler has a hotter spit ball than Ed Walsh, long regarded as the king of spit ball art isfs. NEW HOCKEY STADIUM Ottawa, Oct. tho course 1 of a day or two plans will be defiu- I itely announced the new hockey stadium in Ottawa; which will be In full swing by December 1 of next year. S I Picks the Rsd Sox George Stovall, manager of the St. j Louis Browns, declaivs that the Red Sox arc thf; best team ever developed i in the Ami'riciin League and will hnvc i atl time of It in defrnting the i Oiauts. lip Is of the opinion that I Speaker is n better plnyor than Cobb rijpcrior to Walter a u pitcher Calgary, Oct. The enthusiasm shown in Calgary by boxing fans over the coming boxing bout on Saturday, October 8th, between Hick llylaml and Hal Hrown Is groiitar than that dis- played for any previous b mt ever held ill Calgary. This is saving a great deal, for in tho old daj's when Hilly Lander met some of flo Close Sili- 8SJ sej 35.i 33 S 1.12 Cash Prices Wheat- No. 1 Not So. '2 Nor 3 Not'. Winter N'o. 1 N'o. 2 No. 3 -1 Oats- No. 3 0. W. No. 3. C. W................... Ex. No. 1 Feed No. 1'Peed No. 2 Feed Barley- No. 3............................ .No. Rejected Feed Flax- No. 1 N. W................... Minneapolis Wheat- Dec............................. May........................... Chicago Say Julv l.o'. 1.-I8 1.42 S8 87 S8 SG SO 39 -t-v. 1.53 88 931 CHICAGO WHEAT PRICES Chicago, 111., Cct. lightr ing in the Balkans turned the wheat upward today after a hesitating start due lo the 'uncertain movement ol prices at Liverpool. Lightness of re- ceipts in tile American Northwest aill- eil the hulls. In addition, pit offerings were scarce. The opening was un- changed to 5 and i cent lower, lice, started at 80} to !IOJ cents, the same, as last night to 1 cent off and then rose to !'OJ- and ill cents. Oats swung upwards with corn- Dec. started a sixtesuth .down at 32 cents, and later touched 32; cents. LIVERPOOL CLOSING Liverpool, Oct. wheat spot steady No. 3 Man., 8s 3-ld. Fu- tures steady. October 7s SJil; Dec. Id March 7s -111. Repeating Shotguns and Shells No combination is likely to prove so satisfactory as Winchester guns and shells. They are of proven merit and entabiished reputation. If you shoot them, you are sure of one thing, and that is that no one has a more reliable or more accurate shoot- ing equipment. A word to the wise shooter is sufficient and that is "Winchester." Send postal for illustrated catalogue. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS'CO., NEW HAVEN, CONN. SOUTHERN ALBERTA WHE'AT IS MOVING Calgary, Oct. is now Ire- ing moved out of Southern Alberta at the rote of one thousan.il bushels per day. More than one mil- lion and a half bushels will have reached the lake terminals over the C. P. n. before the tenth of the month. One hundred cars a day are being loaded at points south and east of Calgary. This is moro. than twice as much as was being moved last year During the first two weeks of this month in t'Jir practiixilly no wheat was loaded, and it was well on iu'Xo- vember before any considerable quan- tity was transported. About one thou- sand cars of Southern Alberta wheat arc now on roule. Less than this num- ber had November J last vnar.