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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta TTTT; CTTITBRTPCK DAILY IIFKAT.P Tuesday. 19, 1011. COBB.UJOIE, JACKSON'S BATTING TO STOP JOHNSON-WELLS FIGHT DENOUNCING BIG PRIZE Clergy of London Up in Arms to Prevent Meeting OF; JOHNSON-WELLS Would Stir Race Feel- ing in British Do- minions London. Sept. Jolin- son-Wells prize fight -was _ denounced Jn t'hls city yes- terday, the main speaker being Rev. COBS TELLS OF HIS NOTORIOUS WAY OF .SLIDING.'. SAYS''HE .DOES SO TO PROTECT HJMSELF FROM BASEMEN GRIFFITH REGRETS LOSS OF THIS PLAYER "I hate to be referred to r.s a brute" says Tyrtis Cobb. greatest oiVball play- ers, and now in Ihe zenith of his great career.. "It isn't very pleasimt for fellow to be called a rough performer, laud a deliberate cripplcr of bis fellow I wouldn't intentionally hurt another player for twice lijtf salary, auif'yet whenever up agliinst these spikes of they all say I do it Intentionally and'disouss which v.-ould be the better eliminate the spikes' or to eliminate T. Raymond Cobu.' "Let's have a little understanding about this thing, and, also let's go back into baseball history a little way. ago, there were players.some of them much slower and heavier than I am told by veterans who knew who. despite this bulk ami slowness, stole more bases to the season than I do nowadays. 1 find from the old Guides that there were-dozens of men who imide good base running records, pay from 30 to Mr Elvers of the Regents Park Chapel, 70 a season, and that ihis wasn't con- th- sideivd at all remarkable. And yn started the movement against the [n M proposed battle at Earlsconrt. Mr. j mention o[ or many where basemen were spiked by Myers protested that prize fighting was i demoralizing and brutal and also that It would embitter the feeling of the 'whites against the blacks in Ameri- ca, South Africa and India. "Of course I I shan't do it, but I would dearly like to break into the ring and say to the big negro and the .-white champion, are brothers. cases the sliding runners? What does all that mean? Simply this, that in those days everybody re- cognized the right of the basernnner to a clear field and a fair chance to sleal the next cushion if he iiad the speed and skill. Nowadays the in- fielders think that the way to stop a runner is to use. football tactics; to said There was a.big crowd outside the the approaching stealer, and church expecting to see Johnson reaching'the 1 into-the chapel.! but he did not. show y'ov, on Hieir sliins )lp. A soiitarySliegro entered aid the nc-ivd at first it the champion, but; the visitor .iiiqd.estiy admitted that be was not. It is reported that Winston Church- ill, the home secretary, is consulting legal aspects of tho case. Jack Talks Johnson, when interviewed in hear- ing, said that he was "Tetclay" be- cause tie English papers were saving everything bad of him and that he was not getting fair play. The London fight, he said, was a matter of indifference to .him, as there were dozens of other places which would not object match. "It's jllBt this. You don't want me to win and thatfs the Johnson. "But I am going to win. That's what I came here for, .Lons- dale is sore at me because I would not figfit Jor J6.000 at the National Sport- ing Club. Why should I fight for JI.OOO when I can get I am over here for the money. It the fight ia stopped in London, we can fight In Paris, and get, a bigger crowd." i Another Knocker London, September The Arch- of Canterbury luw interested himself in the campaign to prevent the scheduled Jack Johnson-Bombardier Wells figiht and has written the home office urging that action to suppress the contest -he taken. feet; they strive to cliei-k your slide, so that it a physical ;inipossi- bility' for ..you' to arrive at the base and then they bring down the ball for the put-out. "U's worst of all at the home plate, tor there the armoured catcher with big body protector 'and shin guards meets you as yon come in and squats on you or on the so .that you can't butt through or squirm past his huge bulk. As the result of these tactics, nobody dare slide head first nowadays. Duffy and .McCarthy, who, were "great base runners in the oltren time, have told 'me their day, the.acme of perfection was the head first twisting the body to one side, and reaching out a hand to touch the base. -The man who tried that, now-would 'get his hand spiked or his" neck broken. "Now under all baseball law and the logic of common sense, the base runner has a right to try for his base, with a clear field and no football (WYMOND'TRIOGER AND TRAP Raymond, September Ray- j mend Gun Club has announced a [rtoot for Wednesday afternoon, Sep- I teinber 20th. It Trill be a 25 bird team i shoot and two will be compet- i ing, Magrath and Raymond. The tro- ]ih> is a substantial silver cup donated R. A. Gillies, local jeweller, and an i enthusiastic member of the local club, which Wm. Paris is president and i'A. F. MoDuftee secretary-treasurer. 'The cup is to be won two eut of three eeasoni before becoming tJie property of either club. R. A. Gillies is to net as referee. Tho local shots have been doing Borne practise and should win. Dr. Keillor, W. B. Naldur, R. A. Gillies, end Wm. Paris, have all invested In new Remington repeating, hammerleas take-down, iolld breach, 6-shot gum mid there will be something doing with the pigeons when they get out. OH Gridiron Last Night secrets of the -.fascinating gridiron 'isaino, a- vote will -be taken to decide whether the Om'.ndlan stylo will be or the English method adopted. In any event the support of 'the sport loving..public Is solicited, and every attempt will bo made to make Rugby .hobby. Tho next practice will be hold on Thursday evenliig at the Hat-racks and the bull will be' on the grounds at 6' oclock giving the players an same has adopted, but. when" a J opportunity 'tor-ail hour's workout be- larger number have bee'nlet into fhejfqre dusk. Twenty-five enthusiasts turned out to.last evening's rugby practice at the llarrucks. and for -an hour tfic air was rent with tho cheers and hoarse cries of'the combatants. Kvcti at that the practice waa not so strenuous as to use liny of the players up-bodily. In easy'.st-.iKes tho same is obtaining Its brill on tile boys. Old Countrymen and Canadian alike, and the rus'iy f.uture in liclhbrldge never looked brighter. the Ihe only wit.r from Ik. oiigm.1 hence merits title of I THE WAHR Of QUALITY SI doe. you good and ii good to drink. C.C. PAGNUELO WINE SPIRIT CO., Lethbrldge, Alta CANT sTOplfflTG ON PRIZE Games in the Big Leagues San Francisco, Cal.. Sepieulber The recently appointed Boxing Com- mislsonors of New York; have decided jnot to allow decisions rendered in con-, jneclion with the siove contests held 'under the R-awley law. As far as can learned this determination on Ihe split the combatants out of the clinch b.ut when it Is nil over lie can give a decision that will cause thousands of dol'ws to change hands. And that is only one way. There is never a law" yot that some smart individual could not devise some' way of circumventing. Nay, brothers 'of the sportirig..pres's. betting on glove' ;sts hits not been stopped by au'y part of the gentlemen in authority meets with the approval of the ninj-.rcont' of the sporting men. means. Wonder how existing champions will view this system of "no I not. be indulged as would be the case if decisions were allowed is plainly 10 he seen. !lbut that .wagering will be squelched "Dodo" raskeri. who one of the plnycrs who Ogurcd In thr-bis trade does ]0 that passion and tin-1 Ciiicinuaii "Iteds." has more ihaa once "m.idp ot- gambling which is deeply rooted ority I Some of the sporting writers appear thing that "no. decisions" means no betting, but it is hard to see how ;ihev figure it out. That betting can- in to the same extent I diets are handed down it is hard to NATIONAL Cincinnati .___ 300 000 5 0, Philadelphia 100 000 12 5 Itenton and Clark; Curtis and Mad- den. Plttsburg S NOW York 310 8 1 Camnitz. Adams and Simon; Math- ewson and Myers. Chicago 010 010 201 9 Ij Brooklvn 004 10 3 At first glance it looks as though it should suit them, for where no ver- iirittilh rcerel that lie ever let the fast fielder and clever hitter set awaj in human race, and it will be easy from him. i'jisket has had one of Ills best years, both iu Onldlni: aud at the bat. enough to find some method of back- jng one boxer a gainst another .even if no verdict is rendered from the CAN LAJOI-E E'S EKAX BATT1 CLIP CLEVELANDER ONLY FEW POINTS "BEHIND "ilORGIA "PEACH" WHILE JOE JACKSON, ANOTHER NAP STAR, IS WITHIN SORIKING DISTANCE OF THE TOP Will, Tyrus !Cobb be the .challengers in the'.race for the hatting honors the league The latest averages show that only a scant 15 points separate Cobb from the mighty Larry Lajoie, while close on Lajoie's trail is the other so.uthener who Is burning up the major league, this season, Jackson. Cobb is far and away in front in base stealing of all major league just, as he is m bitting average Md getting Tacksou is Cobb's only rival in scoring runs in either league jiational run getter 'showing, within 33 runs of the Georgia peach V- Bescher is the leading bise stealei m the National with 06 as com pared with 70, with which mark Cobb leids the -Unerlcin Frank Schulte of the Cubs is the star extri base slugger with 20 home rims. Of the pitchers who are working regularly enough to be reckoned, Marquard of New York has the highest winning percentage of any major leaguer. Gregg, former Spokane hurlor, shows right near the top in the American league. blocking. 1 believe that, and I upon it. Furthermore I dont want to play hog. Half the bane ia mine, and j in I claim that half whenever I go after HUVjHlb "I- don't slide past the bag or even ove'r.'the boundary "pf the half that's mfne. If the'baseman stands where h-a iTiger Bois Favors League; rendered ringside. For instance, men ttrwhom boxing without speculation is as vapid and uninteresting as horse gracing without' bookmakers or .pool: boxes. I will surely, contrive to 'back their opinions even'-though it tayes their I ingenuity to do-so. 1 One way of getting around the diffi- Iculty will be to induce some sporting man of gooi f good standing and sound judg- titles cali change hands. But while the new order may hamper af- that all bouts held un- der the Frawley law at least will be no does not follow that any champion would be able to re- tain his prestige and his money-mak- ing abilities if public opinion decides that, some other fellow has outboxed It wlll.be interesting, to watch how the no-decisions system works put. In the face of it, It looks as though clever boxers will be able'to do a lot of slapstick work and get away with it. A good deal, ..Of course, will 'de- pend .upon the astuteness of the ref- erees. Even if there are no decisions and consequently no winners, ends ment-.to act as an unofficial referee. I to strive the men of the ring Me can sit' unconcerned, apparently among the throng of spectators. He wilt not have to wear a tuxedo or should not be allowed to play fast and loose with the public. W. W. Naughton B 1 AMERICAN. New York 000 SOO Detroit 140 030 12 2 Ford. Holt and Blair; Summers and Boston Cleveland lliigerman nd O'Neill. 000 000 4 3 110 010 9 .3" and Williams; Kaler Washington St. Louis Jolinson and Street; Clarke 020 012 R 010 000 Hawks 7 2 and Philadelphia. 8 0 Chicago 000. 101 OOIK-1 7 1 Coombs and Walsh and Sul- livan. Second game Philadelphia- 010 11 1: Chicago- 100 JWO 000 Morgan and Livingston; Scott and Block. JACKSON AFTER THE LEADERSHIP Nap Eyes on Top of -Ladder 'Sept. 18. Joe Jackson, the Nap slugger, is -eager to be the leading batsman of the two big lea- gues. "I 'reckon I've got good drawled .foe. "I have it fig- ured out that T must make about fifty Standing of Today EASTbHN Rochester 000 100 S Buffalo G Montreal 022 000 021) 00! 15 Toronto 301 000 020 001 11 Won Lost P.' C. Montreal ooo Toronto 'rnvidence Jersey City Baltimore Chicago Pittsburg Philadelphia St. Louis PICKS ALL-STARS PAPKE IN BAD Billy Papke is no doubt chewing the cud of. reflection. It has' dawned on him hy; this he is.'in the in-had cl.ub of .every critic land; The chances-are that when'he, fights belongs, on base that or on the farther side, he won't get he 'has a fair even chance. ouch 'That's square enough, isn't picked by Hughey Jennings: Roger' St. Louis, Nation- if 'ho inactive.with his hands, to ti me out. it? "If the baseman deliberately comes i over the base standing in the road so I Charles Dooin, Philadelphia, that I have no chance to slide in tionai league, catcher.; players all-American al Icaguge, catcher. Dooin, by violent contact with him, whose fault Is it if he gets spiked? Thirik it 'j all over and then decide am la "brute, butcher or a reformer? I think Oscar Stanage, Ditroit, ague, catcher. I'm a real reformer, correcting phas- es of the game to their condition in the earlier days." Christy Mathcwson, New York, Xa- i tionai league, pitcher. VANCOUVER WANTS CLOSER DATES FOR C.UR.GAMES' Vancouver, B.-.C., Sept. Van- couver Lacrosse' Club .executive held special meeting to'discuss the chal- lenge of the Tecmnsehs Lacrosse Club champions of the N. L. for the Minto Cup. The Tecumsehg asked for Sep- tember 30th and October 7th, but the local executive decided to an offer of October 3rd and October 7th. "Nap" Ruc.Uer, Brooklyn, National league, pitcher. Edward Walsh, Chicago, American league, pltohcr. Waiter Am- erican league, pitch'er. I' Edward Bender-.'Philadelphia, Am- erican league, pitcher. The Old Folks litd idvanclng ygars bring an Increasing tei o constipation. Tho they n "NA-DRU-CO" Laxatives Entirely dfffwwUrom common laxatives. Pleasant to laks, mlW and A tablet (0r at bed-time regulates the hovels perfectly. IncreaElnf doMi Confounded! liko all (he 125 NA-DRU-CO pce- pralleni, by chtmUU. Money bach I! no riiggiil hu cot yel stocked them; we will tliem. NATIANAL PHUG CMIM1CH1, COMPANY or LIMITCD; MONTREAL. 22 Hal Cluise, New York, American league, film Irase. Kdwartt Collins. Philadelphia, Am- erican league, second base. Owen Hush, Detroit, American lea- le, shortslop. Harry Lord, Chicago, American lea- gue, third base. Mana Wagner, Pittshurg, National league, utility. Sam Crawford, Detroit, .American League ,right field. Tris Speaker, Boston, American league, centre field. Ty Cobb, Detroit, American league, left Hold. Sherwood Magne, Philadelphia, Na- tional ir-afpie, utility. lie Klvca six National and eleven American, leaguers, -buiich.Pro- Imbiy .lofcii'.i'y JIcGraw wotlld rercno thosu (more hits to take down an average of Cincinnati...... ,41J, and I've a hunch that .414 will Brooklyn take off the prize. You see, 1 hit bet- ter in the east than I do in the west, and if I don't have any hard luck get- ling hurt, I'll just about make -two hits a game in all those games in the east. he will try never tried .fefore. ,-ve gol a Papka failed Xy-Cobb this way. The other in-aml-outer. and there is piteh'ers ag- from tho fact his record jainst'Detroit, if the Tigers are still in the race, hnt they, are- likely to send some of their new pitchers against us, and I just love thoae now hoys." Joe has not enjoyed the recent cold as it served to stiffen his mus- is a.mixture of good and-bad perfor- mances. The strange part ot it is that Papke had furnished wretched fights and sensational fights when op- posed to Ihe same men. When he knocked Ketcheii oni. at ____ Los Angeles the sporting world was anc] make him about an eighth j Columbus astonished. Me nailed the Michigan I S3 SO 80 71 64 61 53 35 46 53 S9 IU 63 70 7S 97 .644 .602 .575 .537 .504 .445 .405 .265 Philadelphia Cleveland New York Chicago Boston Washington St. Louis S9 71 67 45 54 65, 70 .664 .530 .532' .489 .489 .42.1.' .265 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION Minneapolis assassin in the first round and then look his time ,ahont defeating him. Ketcheii "di'cl 'in later fights is matter of ring history. of a second slower in getting dov.-n to first. In fact, he figures that, the cold ,-eat.her knocked him out of three BLACK m SCOTCH WHISKY Quililyandpurily conibiuc to make Clack aad Scotch Whisky the standard of excellence. D. O. ROBMN, ToronW 9.1. Auol D. O. TORONTO Canadian MACK UNEARTHS KID SLAB ARTIST Astute Leader Has to Get the Signa- tures of. His Parents to Contract Boston, Mass., Sept. tyack entered town the other clay, and while on his way to. the hall park, saw a minnbor youngsters playing on a sand lot. H wits one of the uncoimtable junior orgiinixn- tions that abound in the Hub, hut it mattered jiat to the astute of the Athletics. While seemingly he did not any attention to the pluyers, yet he WHS in to vested otigh to note whnt the pitcher WHS doing. IK; wan H yonnwlev under laga! hut he wna -splendidly de- veloped. That night the youth was sought, out by representative of Connie's, find both he and the sand- totter and his parents wet'i affix- ing their John Hancocks to con- Kunsus City Indianapolis St. Paul Toledo Milwaukee S3 S4 SI 70 72 09 69 70 07 77 78 SO 81 Louisville G3 .583 .347 .5-17 .497 .481) .463 .460 .423 world's champions, is the author of Ihrj story, ami it iias.-.been (backed up by a: scribe accompanying the It wa-j pointed out that Mack some of bis most'famous play- ers in the vicinity of Massactm- tvstts. He picked up Stuffy Mclnnes from off a wharf at Gloucester; Jack Barry from off a college (rum- pus at Worcester, and Cy Coombs from off a Maine farm at Kemvabec. Those are but a. few of the -.stars se- cuiyd hereabouts. just the opposite with John I. Taylor. iVesrly all his players coma from (he Payfic cti.tsl. While lias been gathering few stars, af- ter much time and effort, not to say money. Connie Mack has stood on the threshold of his unlive city, and had unrecogniMd ntHiu literally fined ill him. It is -.laid that the youngster se cured 'by Connie glvcy umnle ovi- (lcnt.'J of developing into :i crack j pitcher. Ho lias pitching 01 Harry 'Darin, et number pf teams in thjs vicinity, and the g.lncd considerable local 000 000 7 t 100 001 7 3 DM 200 9 111 112 IS i AMERICAN ASSOCIATION 3t 202 000 02x-S Jo'hinvbus 100 010 7 100 224 -ft 12 000 000 2 7 Minneapolis Louisville Kansas City vs Indianapolis, no game, wet grounds. Milwaukee vs Toledo, gam-e post- poned. TLOOK FOR THE WINCHESTER WHEN Rifle or Pistol Cartridges. Winchester Ihe Ked W I sure fire and accurate. Winchester and other.'l maUs of guns they ways give the best results j and results are what count. They cost a few cents more than inferior makes, but they are dollars better. A A SOLO DCOLIM BY ;