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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 10, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Tiie LetUDrtdge Bsiily Saturday. Sent, IflLia LACEOSSE WOKSE HOW SPEED EFFECTS PAY YOU TRUNK THAN FIGHTING else "but bats, balls, fisting tackle, etc., along the family vaca- would be lots more fun more' health than you ,5'cojiM .get out of a dozen truakfuls clothes. YOUR: SPORTING TOOLS if ;you; Tvact them right. the nc-ar right kind. PHONE JP32? Lethbridge Goods Co. 412 ROUND ST Monday's Lacrosse Game Time Made b Barney Almost Pist Tommy Burns on tlie Crip- pled List limped into port yesterday morning {toraobile recoi-d for one mile circular Burns OIcMeld on Mile Track 'Not to be Allowed by Association New York. Sept. The official au- from Vancouver, vrhere he took part in a strenuous lacrosse game on Monday. track is sail held by Ralph De Palrua, who made it. in 50 4-5 seconds on Sep- tember 11, at Minneapolis, driv RACING RALPH DE- PALM A TELLS OF EX- FOR MOTOR RACE PURSE OF Prize Ever Hung Up For Auto Contest at Indianapolis May '27, 1911, Sept of mo-tor speedway to- plans for an -automo- Though Toni, played 'With the winning i ing: a Fiat ear.' Vancouver bunch and had the satisfae-! Although several split second watch ught Barney Oldfield's time ror a new record, an'd at the. stiffness in his joints. 4-5 sec [oncb in a later attempt, 'the contest .Mam just beginning to find the sore board of the American Automobile as spots." said Tom this morning as he Delation announced todav that it climbed.painfully aboard a car to not allow a record home, and had i. 9- not allow a record because it is "1 used to play a Urt of lacrosse their rule thai contests of one mile i a spots alter a touch and up to five miles must be timed by an1 automobile electric or i Al-lrtrt but I have been out of the game for quite a while now and. be-, lieve -in'e. Fiscrre the difference." Tom is going back to Vancouver in a day! or two to pra-ctice with the lacrosse team again. Ke expects to soon round into condition where a touch match device he was as voung as m ir -o- not make-him feel-like an old mun. run May 2v, goi TOO gay with field sports at 4. -1, i n a picnic, thinkin of lor a Purse use.d'to be ,00. The contest as annotate-1 be for 500 miles and is to be L known' tie Indianapolis motor tbe bsard-t2iat had outpointed Lang. I told said Tom. I thought Kanfman .could beat Lang in a short'bout or in a long bout. I would have liked to hear that Lang 'had won, but I had no hope of.it.' GOOD AS. EATER Boston '.as V; speed way Indianapolis motor 500-mile international parse offered is double that of .offered for motor racing into 10 .parts, .the driver winning being awarded tEe. largest prize ever Coffered a motor and on doOTi -to for the driver finishing tenth.. a 'trophy will be 'liven for each position. j Enpries will be limited to j4rs showing a record of at least 70 miles -The cars must be under 600 cubic" and weigh 2800.-pounds. American into- mobHe association rules win ir Baby" Outpointed ponent in 15 Round Bout Fighters Mixed it, Ap- iLANG HANDICAPPED BYBEOJDSNHAND BALL MAGNATES OBJECT TO TEX RICKARD'S TOUR' ..Cincinnati. 'Sepr. Tex Rick- .ardis behind the plan''to tour .-the try with two. baseball cfc Hugh- Mclntosh Says Australian Would Have Won -Sut For Accident In Third Round Big. slow-thinking Al Kaufman is not entitled to so much credit for -out- pointing Bill Lang, the Australian. heavyweight, after all, according to a despatch from no less an 'authority HnSl1 D" Sam Langford. who was awarded the decision over Joe Janecre at Boston last 31onday. won only, after fifteen of ever been seen there it is said. -The decision of Charlie White, who refere- ed the bout was well received for Lang ford maintained an advantage through It was not necessary for to bring his threat that he would stop the bout if the boxers stalled into .ef- feet, and from the gong bo.th- men went I at it hammer and tongs." Despite, the fact that both fighters were colored one of -the largest crowds that has at- tended a fight in Boston for' many moons filled the Armory Athletic The fight was the fourth, time-'the same nien have met. the first time be- ing, in Boston.in 1906, when Langford was given..the decision in 15- rounds Joe Jeanette managed to make the next fight of twelve rounds a draw PERIENCES IN TERRIFIC SPEED HAIR GREY Ralph de Palma, who ranks with the greatest of automobile race drivers lerewith gives.his opinion concerning, the effect of high speed racing on the man at the With a Fiat car De Palma drove "the -two fastest laps in the grand prize .race at Savannah in 190S, and in dozens of other import- ant contests he has been one of the leading" figures. In view of the fact that October will.bring renewals of the Vanderbii-t Cup and Grand Prize races, both to be decided on Long Island mot- or parkway, the; views of so noted a driver are of particular interest at this time. "Not being a physician I am hardly qualified to speak with authority upon the effect of long continued, high speed racing on a driver. .However, from my. own observations and experience I am of-the opinion that driving at extreme speed (not; taking serious -smash-ups and accidents into consideration) do not' have the bad effect upon one's system athletics such as P. 0. GARAGE BROWtfE- OQSMAN-; 00. Five Stalls, with lockers, etc. Rates reaaonable. Cars washed, polished and delivered! 246 Westminster Road. GIBSON IS A WONDERFUL CATCHER well- 1 and again they Bought 'a no-decision 6 bout- fjgllt Promoter, who is in New fight in New York in 190S. mission is'agaiiist an3- move bv a fight--proinoter" to meddle in basehall" and that it will promptly issue a ;aicnt refusing absolutely to allow" the baseball With one of the metacarpal bones in his right haad smashed from, a punch-which he landed on Kaufman's I head. Lang was barely able to finish I The fight was rjie-first real, scrap that Langford has participated in for but he .showed that'during moments -he kept himself fit players on this team travel jtile on- tbe defensive. Hfe gave! aer his said Chairman 1 no-token of the..suffering he Hermann of the National T'ha afternoon., "I am not saying any-1ttlat .ithing against prize fight b.Iow ot-a __T-. running, jumping, swimming etc, have when, followed professionally. You will-find that tihe majority of athletes who for their livelihood depend upon heir prowess in competition for any number of years, sooner or later are tricken with heart trouble or other physical ailments. 'This is true of many runners and bicycle and speaking of the latter. I know some- thing of the game, for'from 1899 to 1902 I was one myself. I attribute the' fact that I have Those thousands of spectators who were fortunate enough to witness the recent four-game series between the Giants and the Pirates not only saw a. record-breaking string of contests, >ut they also were put wise to what was the real reason of the Pirates defeating the Detroit Tigers !ast fall for the world's son's catching. The record-breaking performance was that -the four games resulted in the same to 1. There have been several series in the .past be- tween two teams that have seen the same score of 2 to 1 chalked up, but ihis'tory does, not show previous quartet of games. "Babe" -Adams was hailed as the only. hero" of the world's series of 1909. That -fine -pitcher was the'sensation of the important con- tests. He was in fact, the most spect- acular personality. His grand box work was in itself superb, and com- ing, as it did, as a surprise, and from a who previous to the series was comparitively unknown, and jump ing into the breach when the old stand bys' were. showing signs of distre'ss, as_he did, Adams became the psychol- ogical .hero-'for the .same reason that were'no crucial times for him. was just as ready to head off the fur- ious base-stealing rushes, of that most daring and dangerous pilferer, Tyrus Cobb, as he was the less spectacular dashes of Moriarity around the paths'. All.runners fooked alike in that series for the'gonfalon of the uni- verse as ..they -did in the more recent series between the'Giants and the Pir- ates above mentioned. Catcher Gibson- was the pivot a- round ".which'the Pirates' success in :he wirld's series revolved, as he has been in -their successes -of the pre- sent race for. the National League pen- ant. The phenomenal way in which PROGRESS IN THE TROTTING GAME Simply Wonderful, Says Gen. Watts, Whose Champion's Record Was Beaten Last Week _ Lexington, Ky., Sept. 9 General" C. v. Watts, of .Charles'town, .er of Greenbrier Farm and owner of the- splendid stallion General Watts, which set-the world's re cord' for three- rear-old trotters at. 2.06 the Oc- ___ here in 1907, took the the Smoketown boys have come, from ;loss tliat distinction, which was tak- en from his horse by phenomenal performance of a, mile in 2.06 3-2, in the American-Horse Breed- ers' -Futurity at Readville, very phil-' osophically and sportsmanlike; After wiring his" congratulations to ;on tbl first baseman ATistem would have been -the psychological" scapegoat had the Pirates lost. In the. midst of all the clamor of Pittsburg..fandom over the victory of ailments .dating back to the bicycle days of my early retirement from the game. When I quit 'pushing the ped- als 1. took up motor racing, had iny share of spills and'accident's, none ser- ious enough, however, to.leave bad fects. In fact I have is due to a broken right 'thigh -caused by a- bursting tire upsetting the Cy- clone in a race at-Denbury a year ago. Headword -counts' for more'in racing :han most people Not only the well must be 'developed, 'quieik thinking and a clean, clear a big, part Haying been through -the mill I -do not think that-the-: strain "of high speed has any harmful. effect-u'pon- the mind or-body. "One -cMrig: ''as' peculiar. 'Racing' produces premature1 y grey hair. Nearly every facing driver I know has some grey hair, Cal- Bragg, the cleverest of the amateur! and laud Adams to the baseball skies, Catcher Gibson's firm solidity was more or less forgotten. He "fail- ed to receive the' credit due him. (There was no psychological moment ?e no f or: moments'for the sturdy, reliable Gibson. He was always there. The situations in which, he-- shone did not have to he brought to a focus. There behind during the last two month and their bid for.the championship 1910 has not been so much for the rea son that and Leac came back. .to. form, b.ut that Git has been" the Gibralter that to resist the storm.of poor playing an, bad pitching-.that promised to wrecl the Pirates', craft, in the early month of the-season. Gibson never .faltered during those stormy times. He was as steady as- a rock then and now. It iw H be remembered how Giant af ter Giant-in'thar record series dashed for to be turned back They fell -as fast as they tried the second short'act- -Not more than one Giant stole a base on Gibson; two at most, and. with such small scores it can be easily appreciated how much catching contributed to'the Pirates' even break'on. the series. 'Gibson is one of the best catchers wno ever wore a mask and that is say- ing a great- deal when I have in my minds eye Buck Ewiag. Charley Ben- nett. Mike'Kelly, Roger Bfesnahan Johnny Kling, Sweeney and other star backstops of the past and present SUPPLY OF CATCHER S" FAST FADING MA.JOB LEAGUE MANAGER J'J remarks Patsy Donovan Twhere the- catchers'- will come 'frotr in. a.-few.. years Where on eart are-we going to get real catchers genuine maskmen of the time the old time-fans used to see parading witih the big chests and the jovial grin When Kling, Sullivan and Criger give up'the game, where will there be men to jfiH- their places? High: uow'the visible supply of catchers-'in'the. two >est leagues is so short and so in- ferior that it is the most positive _ drivers, for instance is but twenty-- broken hand, and" th.7 fac" i COMPETE.. FOR years old- 'sports a nunV'1 ?r? nni- i v iber of arrev they are .all right, so lar as I know- hut I. do say that they should stick r0 the ropes and the baseball b'usi- ness to be conducted by men who know the'game. "The commission will make a com- Ulate investigation of this matter and demand that the names of the .promoters of these teams and this tour-be made known to them. If they out -that'Rickard or anybody else associated with .him is handling .affair they will promptly set their .feet, down ,-upon the affair and the land a single effective j hand after the be-1 ginning of the third round, shows hew! badly handicapped he "was. proposed 'tear.-will be ..r -This investigation will proceed w_u- the nezt'fe-w days.. Baseball players sign contracts for twelve months 'and !ne can be kept out of the series. D. A o'clock' Fletcher, who has offices at 1S16 National Bank building in Cincinnati JIMMY POTTS HOOKS UP WITH EASY PROPOSITION Will Meet Burt of Edmonton in .Bout in Thaf City.Next Week Edmonton, Sept are about completed for the Potts-Burt bout, which is to be pulled off next week. B.urt is in fine condition and emce his bout with Maxwell has been EIBB'ON OJF THE AIE training consistently. quarters aj Paris. Sept. represent- ation-at'the National Aviation meet at Belmont Park race track where That nation hopes to regain the Blue Rib- 'bon of the air. has been definitely ar- ranged. Alfred L-eblanc, Hubert Lath- am and Leon Morane the three French cracks, will compete for the interna- tional championship -trophy now held by Glenn" H, Curtiss. In "addition to these French aeronaunts, the French w- viw.r j AjJUltO d. IJ-UJLur ber of grey hairs about his ears. Louis [Strang, 'Bob" Burman, -'Eddie' Hearn F. Ray Horrauir and many -other young driv- ers have some silvery hair, and jto, this rule I am no .Prank Lea- cault has more left is all grey. Evidently high speed has some effect on the hair, but I'can- not.see that it damages the nerves or muscles. "I have read that drivers after long road --races from stomach trouble and for sev- eral days. No instance of this has, ever come to my attention. As for me after a long race I am frightfully 'h.un- His training Aero Club sends M. and Jac- to the eager youngsters who modern baseball is so much than the. sort of game.we fos- sils used to. That, is not true, ihe history-of the catcher and a com- pan-son between those of today and long ago shows things up m a light that is vastly .pleasing to .he old-timers. The modern catcher as a rule, .is run down in size, strength' and all-round value, when -compared to the -men who starred behind the Plate and 1889. Kling, Carri- TArdi-ef among the -few ;an mention in the present regular starving feeling. matter for. the .promoters, and says tKat they do not thtir names made -public for a while at lease.-'' .Tae wrestling match in England between Gama, the Hindoo, and Kbv- szko will take place in the Olyxntfc stadium on September 10. Her- man, who managed Zbyszko" in this aey, the is to -brin Kassian. S over Paboud- true that racing will have Vil inad or fight he is able to put up otts -will arrive in-, the citv evening and although he is alwavs good -condition .realizes that he have to go the limit to get the decision er Burt. He will srart training upon ;The fight is to be pulled off on the 16th, BATT. NELSON WON'T PLAY .SECOND-TO TOM SHARKEY Refused to Fill Theatrical Engagement Because Sharkey Was Billed As Headliner Kansas City, Sept. Battling Nel- son, of Hedgewisch, I1L, refuses to second fiddle to any pugilist alive." Al- though he dropped his title when he Wolsast at nd, Cal., he can't see why he should be less popular with follower of thin4 Rugihstic and for that reason he re- THE'HANDING OVER OF TITLES IS A JOKE The public has been informed by {with others in. Wol'gasi's class. Mr. Adoiph Woigast, light weight champion of .the world, chat he will soon retire from the ring, and when Atte'-l also has a claim on Wolgast's -title, and there is bound to a merrjr war am on s, the boys be- low 13? pounds if Woigast carries out he does he intends to hand over his his intentions of making three or four title to Owen Moran, providing fights and-then retiring from course, neither, he nor Moran meets the ring in favor of Moran. But, aftei defeat in the meantime. My, but this jail, Adoiph may be only kidding J-, rx-i V1J.C- Cit the pace maintained by the old-timers i-hese men can hit, throw, backston perfectly, and handle a game S telhgence-and skill. Sullivan and Cnger, old as they are, can still out- catch a of the latter-day youngsters, but neither of them ever cut any ice as a batter, and -they are both due for the gong. "Take the big catchers of the-long ago, and what a body of men they Geo: H. Esterbrook, .the. Denver mil- lionaire sportsman; who owns" Colora- do E, General Watts made the 'an- nouncement that Mike Bowerman will prepare his horse to be raced for new honors on the Grand Circuit next year. "When I saw the -tivo and .three- year-olds-going those fast miles last General Watts, "I felt like this good year of 1910 would.be-One of greater progress in light-harness .rac- ing, and that 2.06 3-4 would be reduced as .the record for three-year-old trot- ters. I had confidence in my horse's capacity, and I .decided to. let him" make a season this spring, and. tqfwith- hold him from racing for another year, ,nd I now have the feeling that he will progress to higher distinction. _ "I do not think any man-knows the imit of speed that is yet-to-be carried or a full mile.. A few ago no >ne..expected to see a horse) and ven after that degree of speed had eeri-reached there .were expressions f serious doubt if we would ever see horse that could trot a mile" better han 2.00 out in the open and without wind shield. The mighty Uhlan has assed that mark under those condi- ons. It is my belief that what; one orse has done another can do. There 'as never a man- so great whose place, hen he .dropped not filled by notherl We find that -this is true among statesmen, warriors, rulers and in all of the vocations.of mankind. So were! They were giants as a rule argue, does noX the rule size. Doggy Miller, Kid Baldwin and- sood 1U Tlie case of 'tbe and- Billy..Earle were among- the jfew of- the old-time catchers who were small men years and they were chunky, agile and en' Huestiori whether j 1 ____ apply race j during. Such men as 'Flint. Kelly Ewing. Buckley, Dailey, Boyle, and' Bennett were big f ello-ws, burlv and impressive. -So were Farrell and Mc- vrinre, and more yet whose names I can't recall These big men ago .it 'was a or not a horse pos- sessed the lung power essential to the carrying of speed beyond the 2.00 mark in trotting. Uhlan has demonstrated that he possesses such lung power, and what Uhlan possesses we may ex pect other horses to possess. I predict -mj. v o. oig men twavao, s. yxtsuivt grand'batsmen.as a.rule, and some of K we 'wil1 see one or more other them were-among the finest baserun- ners of their day, -Can imagine a modern -catcher being one of the "iveliest men upon the team when it on Hand 4-4 will be good news to Battling Nelson. The Battler will not sleep nights if he finds that Owen Moran is going around the -country claiming to be "light-weight hampion. Nelson was very proud of :he honor, and .it almost broke his heart when he lost the crown to Wol-i Tlie. Herald last week exploited .a HARVARD FOOTBALL. SEPT. 18 Strong Corps of Coaches This Present arrangements call for the first call of the Harvard footbai! can didates on September IS. The men individually-have followed out a" light course of training laid down for them by Head Coach Haughton during the summer. is well pleased with the innovations drafted into the rules and expects that much that is iarmful and obnoxious in the of the past will be almost eradicated, lhe Crimson will have an extra strong corps Of coaches on hand. As- THE DOPESTER" WAS KNOCKED OUT ;ast, so one can well imagine how the Dane will feel when Moran meets him some day and greets him as the ex- :hampion. The habit of fighters giv- ng away their titles to friendly box- few truths concerning President Eck' storm's wise administration in' the Western Canada League, in the course thereof "Bad Bill" Carney was shown Probably he was too young to know or pass effective judgment on such a serious question as the deciding of a league championship, in spite of comes-to the baserunning stunts? a catcher is supposed to be "imply a sort of Catcher of the similar character. He s there to catch, and not to hit, run- >ases, or stir up the game like a red- ailed demon. Can you imagine Buck wmg or Mike Kelly being simply n automatic factor, jusc -catching and Crowing, striking o.ut when going he plate m pinches, and having never word to sisting Haughton will he below the 2.00 mark within the next 12 months. attribute this marked progress in the lowering of records by aged and young horses to improved training methods; to the importance given to having the. highest and best type of tracks, as well as men to manage them, and to the improved blending of blood lines. And, in my judgment, we are in the midst and not, at .the end wonderful development of speed. "Not so many years ago a 2JO trot- ter was regarded not only as a -piece of property of great value, but as an unusual luxury. That record now fail" to excite little more than passing com- ment, and I forecast that the very near future will see the 2.00 -trotter Dave Campbell Crawford i ?tan1dinS alone as a single exception harness world, but a fac den. Francis Hamilton Leary and Sari. that mil ue as easy of accomplishment as j was the 2.10 trotter 20 vears ago Jimmy the Boston boxer is getting in shape to meet Digger Stanley, of England, who is due to arrive in a few days. The -bout wir- occur at Boston. Ottawa has raised cnampion eight-oared the Royal English regatta "next "year to lift the Grand Challens 53.0'00 to send shell crew to to try Cup. several experience in amateur an a hiti exhibition at the Kansas Citv fall'car nival. Cdr When Jim Corbett gave Peter Ma- jher the heavy weight champions kitle the sports laughed for weeks i this "silly procedure by James J. Ma- pa time in "print. The ment was emphatically, sustained bv to it all, but preferred -to act the to il Nelson is acting ns announcer fo-' ?r more to the cbam the .A. C. Messer Snccessor to C. L. Upfon Basement Oliver Blk. jonnson fight here. When he heard of success as a drawing card on the eight of -the carnival he noisilv drew, announcing thai he would turn to work when Sharkev-s en ment was completed. nir-tnroe i'--------'' "Irt" Vrruu tne iron Man, claim to Distinction was that had a wooden head. If Woigast i retires he will forfeit -t. a way title the ,A as did James J. Jeffries. There be dispute after dispute as to rightful owner of the title, and end of arguments will be caused if discusrflss the question as to that his abominable work, would -be drowned in a deluge of praise. The show-up that "Bad Bill1' got in these columns was too indi- vidual who emirs that notoriously foolish, erratic and CHILDISH ro't under the non-de-plume of "The Dope- aso a of repue Connection THE BARBEB SHOP Rear Sitting Room Alexandra Hotel High Class Work. Everything on the Square. Patronage Solicited. FRANK THOMAS Proprietor. I ------T7