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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta MONDAY, OCTOBF.Il 22. 1017 TJII? LCTIiniUOGE HKHA.LI) PACK THREE.' "BRINGING UP FATHER" By G. McManus 1 WfYb 'bCUND -ASLEEP ii FIRST" AND HftND OVER THE ___ TONIGHT EOT fM AFRMD I WILL ee. SORE I I'M IN I X j Chicago, Oct. 22, Robert FUzslm-1 In 1SSO. Ho defeated (our men, mons. forracr heavyweight I Cocking out three of them, and thus Tait Plans Busy Winter Is Now Training in 'Peg Will Not Co lo Slates Hut Will Make Western Tour ;md May Meet Hurry Anderson i n Lelhbridgc if Harry is Agreeable to t he Proposition. early today ol nncumonia afler an Illness of live days. The former champion was lafcan alck last Tuesday while appearing in a vaudeville Uieatrc. Later it de- cided that Lc was Buffcrlnc from lobal imcumonln and physlclana declared j three battles with Jim Hall, thai Im could not live. Ills remarkable became the amateur champion or Ihe i country. Tlic next year, he defend- ed Iiis honors, (Mealing live oppon- fills in one night. Filzslnunons continued at the lorgt lor the next livo or six years, wiia always ready In fight. After vitality sustained Mm until Saturday when lie lapsed Into uiisonsclousness from winch-- he did not rally except at rare Intervals. Jtoljerl KJtzslinmons was born In Ilelstcn, Connvin, Eas'.and, .'-June A, 1S62. Ills -.parents shortly after- wards moved lo Xcw Kllzslininons started work in his father's .blacksmith age, 'cC tfi "gained'f'ufiie for Ms'lleiterfty' in sirlngloG. n heavy hammer nnd fashioning'or It was said ic could shape two while Uvo olh- era.made ono. r'r Naturally allilctlc, Fitzsunmons engaged In alii kinds of sporl. UcforC laMnK up boxing he a hammer thrower and long distance runner, His speed and endurance ivas so mar- TnHous.thal he was filvcn to, hunting kangaroos afoot. The former cham- pion's ring .career began as the win- ner p[ a lightweight, competition pro- moted by Jem Mace, at Timaru, N. htn regarded as tho middlewei champion of Australia, Filzsimmons came lo America In JSOO, lie was one of Ihc lightest men to win the heavyweight championship, lie rare- ly weighed more than 1S5 pounds In condition and gave away as much as fifty pounds to some oppon- ents, Fltzslmmons won the world's heavyweight title 31 arch 17, 3S97, n-hcn -Jamca Corbet i, Jn the fourteenth round of their mcm- Arable battle at Carson City, Nevada. lie stopped his famous solar plexus punch.'of'whlclr fie'was the originator. For two years he held Hie honor, lostng.il to James J. Jef- fries when, he was knocked out Jn the eleventh S, lS9fl, at Coney Island, In 1302 he mot Jeffries again hoping lo re- gain the crown, hut afler having inn belter of inc California giant on points Filzslmmons went down to defeat in the eighth round. New York, Oct. Leonard, world's chnmplon lightweight outfought Jack flritlon, former welter- weight champion, In G of a lO-roomi boiil here tonlghl. Drltlon bad the better 6f Iwo rounds and honors were even In two others. Leonard weighed 133 pounds anil llrlllon 139. Al nearly every stage of the bout TiconarJ was Hie aggressor, Drlt- lon adopted a crouching posilion In or der to keep .away from Leonard's ied low and was cmiUcMicd several times by Ihc referee. In the. seventh round, afler Iho reterec had separated he men with .a good deal of force, Urilton seemingly lost his temper nnd struck al the rcterccrrvho dodged the blow. He did not seem to mind this as Leonard stepped in at Hint mom en I and delivered four lefts to IJrlllon's fnce. The icnlh .was fasl, both men standing loc lo toe. Leonard two blows lo his opponent's one, and nt the close of 11 ir. jlgbl had DriUon In a rather meek' condition. Jack 'ft Icfl eye was slighti? bruised ami he had been bleeding from Mto njoulli from (he first round. Leonard showed no marks as lie Jell the SHINE BALL FAKE IN BOWLING JUST- LIKE IN BASEBALL Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. shine ball, which has been causing considerable Inik In major league baseball circuits has reached Mlnne riglil, and Dcimy found It (IfnkuH to 'spoils, not in basshall uut in bowling reach n vulnerable spot on Jnck's 1 Ted Uergcson nnd Al Olson, jaw. noth men did a lot of work wllh their lefls, Leonard hy odds Hvaa the. more effective anil landed n greater number or clean blows. The champion hooked nml swung hfs Icfl info lirltlon'c etomnt-h of a local league team, nrc the Her pctrnlors of the trick a la Eddie Cl- cottc oC the While Sox. Scouts or some of the other quinl.i reported that the two exports were seen using mill- ornlllc.s In ,1 practice game that did Clonlc Tnlt, who was to have arrived In LelhbrfdEO (Ms week, evi- dently changed Ilia mind, as champions ofl-llmes do, and went to Winni- peg from Edmonton. The champion, however, has a busy season mapped oul as ihc following dispatch will show. Tail lalks of meeting Harry Anderson In Edmonton, bul It Is hardly likely this pair would bo brought together for a six-round so. whlcli la tho Itmil In tho capital. Lctlibrldgo fans would like to sec Tail and Anderson como tocether here. Anderson la remembered by (he fact that he put Roimto McDonald to Bleep with three passes a year ago last spring- Anderson was in the hospital In Scaltlo not so very long, ago, but if he Is Lack in trim again an effort will be made to gel either him or Muff Dronson to meet Tail The Winnipeg dispatch says: "Clonie Tail Is back In the city. Tho Canadian liehlwelghl cham- pion har booked up a series of bouts In Western Canada, the first to be put on al Moose Jaw. Then he goes lo Saskatoou, Swift Current, Medi- cine Hal, Lclhbri'lse, Edmonton and Vancouver. Harry Anderson, the Taciflc coast liphlwclght, will he accommodated at Edmonton; Joe Hay- Icy, an ex-Canadian champion, at .Calgary; Uenny Haskell at cither Moose Jaw or Saskatoon, and probably "Muff" L'roiiFon al Vancouver. liurns is also in line for a bout ujih Tail, as well as Fete Scott, Hie Hamilton, Orit., Indian, who says he will pay his own fare lo Winnipeg In an emlearur to lake Tali's crown. These boxers nrc all well known and have considerable experience, and it Tall can go ahead and-clonn 'em all up he will then be entitled to some of the tougher and more experienced boxcra- across the border.' "Tall lias.called oil his proposed Invasion oi-lhe Slales, realizing that he is a youngster at ihc ring game and has-a lot to learn before taking on Ever Hammer, Johnny tJmulee, Johnny, Noye, and others who had been battling for years. Ho 'still says rip-Is open to meet Gus Bloomberg, providing the Jllnnenp.oJls boy makes, 131 ringside." Took 3-1 Chances in Six Games .OIBcial Averages of the Scries Dcsidcs baliinR supcrtily