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Billiards . s r&f tf &d Basketball Sjrv L I I IIS ZT' f3i Bmttupwj mtrntng Wtftmm Pif rj JSf I t.-flv.iftfo WINNIPEG, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1918 .SJ? Should Advance Age Limit of Juveniles, Form Midget Series I Officials Must Work Hard To Keep Junior League Up To Strength. By TIM CHING "7LTIIOUGII the "flu" ban has prevented Manitoba Hockey association leaders from holding any office', meetings, local hockey moguls have done considerable work during the past two weeks in whipping matters into shape for senior play. So far the youngsters have been entirely overlooked and unless something' is done soon, the great missionary work done by Bill Noble, Harold Taylor Stan Rooney ond others last Winter will not' bear the fruits it should. Hockey leaders seem to be entirely wrapped up in the seniors and the juniors are sliding an n the best they can. Ice will iki ly be available inside of three wvuks and there is no time to waste if Winnipeg is toiave successful leagues for youngsters. 10 Teams Last Year Tea t ams comprised the local junior lea"u last season. Iteeom indication ) orr that only 6 or 6 of them will ;e in line this season. Argonauts r .ramuy Tigers find Selkirk are jure to be In the league. Lutheran:. ;nun Growers and Canadl-enm i hnvo announced their retirement I'rt Rouge, Norwood, Elm-wood and Weston are doubtful quan-j titles, some of them might get going L again if properly boosted. There will undoubtedly be one or two new teams In line, but It would I bo more encouraging If the big majority of last year's teams would 1 keeip going instead of quitting because even thing was not rosy. "Doc" Irwin j endeavoring to round out a team and will likely receive good support 1 , ' , , I Lutherans Move Puzzling The majority of Lutheran and Ganadtcn Juniors will try out with Argoa season. Why the Y.MX.C. boy 3 oIm up is puzzling; they made an excellent showing In Junior , oomp: y ijt season and six members of 'nrir old squad were still available. 'Joodman, WaJly, Fridfln-nson, Stevenson, the Welsner broth-era and Buckingham. Of the Lutheran plaver , Mlke Goodman 1 really the on. cue who appears to have a chance of making sejior company; the others will help flood Argos with a bunch of Junior material and only seven can make the team. With Selkirk pli'ing senior tills wason, Lutherans would likely have stood a pood c-hant'i' of copping tho bacon had they stayed together. The Manitoba Hockey association nhould n'"0 look Into the matter of caring for the 17-year-old boys. There Is now a difference of four years n tho age limits of juniors and Juveniles, the Juniors being 20 and Juvcn les 16. Many of last season's Juveniles will 'bo over the age limit this season but will not be quite fast enough for Junior play. consequently there wUl not be any league for them. I think that the time is ripe for advancing the Juven-' lie age limit to is years and for the i adaption of a Midget league. I 1b (baseball and rugby the juvenile I limit ia 18 years. Having a mark of :' that tpe, boys of all agea are pro-I tooted and given play. It would bo good to place the Midget limit at 16 ' years or even IS years. The trouble of Ice accommodation for the Midgets could be overcome by prevailing upon Arthur Morrison for the use of playground rinks or games. Dick Richardson Is working hard for a Midget Hockey league; he has already collected enough money to buy a handfrome trophv. Pick will ' gather a bunch of St John's college I boys for his team. i Prodgers May Be In Hockey This Year OTTAWAGoldle Prodgers Is another possibility for the com-1. Ing season In the National Hockey league, as he was slightly wounded and Is recuperating In i England, r.oldle belongs, It ia ! understood, to Gtoorge Kennedy's Canadlens. Kennedy Is also pray -I ing for the return of the lightning like Amos Armour. SERGT. J. HUMS Ml HBME Famous Winnipeg Dog Fancier Is Returning From War Zone "Jack" Adams, or Sergt. J. Adams, as he is now styled, Is on his way 'back to Canada, after an eventful four years' active service at the front There Is no fancier In Canadian dogdom better known than "Jack," who has fearlessly exhibited his bulldogs at all the principal fixtures from Toronto to Vancouver. "Mersey Pilot" has kept his name before the. public during his absence oversfas and like his one time mas- ter 1s a "hard nut" to craok still. That-"Jack" is one of the "Bull- i dog breed" his military record proves. Joined 15th Hussars In 1884, , saw sol-vice in India at Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Secunderabud and Rangoon. Served with the Matabe-l( land t'lrld Force In Africa, and sub- ! sequently distinguished himself In fhe Boer War of 1900-1 902 'n South Africa, winning the Queen's and K' K 'i r e.ials with 6 bars and was personally "presented by the great Civil Rhodes with a valuable diamond Hnr. Purine the present world exciting thrills and Is, as the song exciting thrills and Is as thc-song says, a real specimen of the "Boys of the Bulldog Breed. Which Made Old England's Name." A letter received this week states he Is bringing the best young male bulldog In Great Britain back with him to Winnipeg. I EVERETT TRUE By CONDO evcstfeTT. ton'tI Mrs, true, thg BOYS UANT ME TO I You ex) ww I 1 Join them ax the cmr stork, mo ii ,i .J -r-J SO I'tf-GOV AN APPOIKTMcifHT DISAPPOINTMENT AX i llffiWffilft'l eis-HT o'clock,' you'll stay r (I rll T?GHT HGRC AMD HELP M UJIMD . i HmT y This Aggregation of Athletes Won the Manitoba Junior Rugby Championship at t Their First Bidding . ,l A: : ' m0m mwwy ww; - 1 Bauslaugh and Taylor Photo. PILGRIM TEAM The Pilgrim Rugby Club was only organized this year but it has accomplished a feat that generally requires several season's of hard labor, It won the Junior Rugby championship of the province. The Pilgrims lost their first game of the season but they put the breaks on the losing stuff right there and then marched right ahead to the trophy without again suffering defeat. Pilgrims beat out the noted Tammany Tigers for the "A" series title and then bumped 8t. John's in the grand play-off. Hammy Gillespie, Len Colton, George Little and Mattrick were the only members of the team who played tho game prior to this reason. It was the first time in the histsry of Winnipeg rugby that a team of purely North End boys figured in the league. Paul Bennet took hold of the team and his forceful coaching combined with the wonderful playing of Hammy Gillespie and Dick Buckingham were the chief causes for the Pilgrims' success. Captain Len Colton also did very valuable work at quarter back by using his head to call the right signals at the right time. Pilgrims surely made a wonderful showing in their initial season. It was unfertunato that the ".flu" prevented them Journeying to Regina because they would have stood a great chance of copping ths Western Canada honors. Top row, left to right V. Nejtor, middle wing; E- Tait, inside left wing! R. Kineh, right middle wing; Len Colton, captain and quarter baekj Hammy Gillespie, half back; W. Heuehert, right inside wing; D. Foltz, centre scrim. Middle row, left to right R. Buchingham, centre half! C, Wally, linej P. Bennett, coach; D. Inkster1, executive! R. Davis, full back; B. Maples, left end. Bottom row, left to right Speirs, left half) M. Mattrick, left scrim) G. Little, right end; M. R. F. U. junior cud; A. Nowell, rigli scrim; J. Dack, line) H. Smallenburg, Inside right wing, .r I " , ! ! 1 IN CORBBTTS COMNEM Bi?;-1 I (Editor's Note! This Is the second and concluding chapter of Jimmy Britt's story of his great battles with Battling Nelson.) Jimmy Britt, discussing his third fight with Battling Nelson on July 31, 1307, In San I-Yancisco, which ranks among the most sensational ever fought along the Pacific Coast, declared: "I started out after Bat In that 20 i round fight and began peppering him on the face and body. The Dane wasn't a scientific fighter and never had a real defense. Ho depended , very largely upon his own ability to take punishment to beat the other fellow. Bat gladly took five punches to land ono and usually fought wide open, So It was comparatively easy to reach him. But through the first few rounds I did not put all the steam I had Into my punches. I was saving my strength not making the mistake of wasting it as I had In our second contest. But, Just the same, ibefore the 10th round had come along, Nelson was battered, bleeding and groggy and in such condi- tlon that had It been any other man but Nelson, the referee, mercifully, would have stopped the contest and given the fight -to me. ' ' "But referees In 'hose days under-I stood Nelson. They had seen him chopped nlmost to pieces by ring foes i a pitiful human wreck. They had . seen Nelson tottering and staggering and with seemingly certain defeat 1 staring him in the face. And then, 1 they hud seen that same Nelson rally : In that famous way of his and batter 1 his way to victory. I I "So, when I had Nelson In such I shape at the end of the 10th the rcf- : I eree made no move whatsoever to i stop the contest. i i I Bell Saves Nelson "Neur the end of the 12th Bat came boring 1n at me and I drove a j punch Into his stomach that was one of the hardest I ever landed In the , ring, Bat flopped to the mat and gave one of the best Imitation of a ' Boastck person I had ever seen. The . bell saved him from 'being counted out but when Bat was taken to his ' corner I daresay that not ono man In i every 100 In that audience figured he , could weather another round. Many were certain Bat wouldn't answer the bell for the next. "The old boy was sitting over In his chair, rolling around In tigony with pain shooting over his face. Ho i was In a nauseated condition and, I wallowing around In his chair it seemed as if he never could etand I erect on his feet again for a half hour or moro. "JuKt as tho bell sounded for the ISth Spider Kelly, my chief second, whispered somothlng In my car and I turned my heed away from the direction of Nelson's corner. A second later a voles sounded over me, as I still .tat in my ilmlr: " 'Get up and fight you dude.' "An-J t, c;c was BattUni; .Wlson. the Win who only n fe seoondr ! fore h:' 1 a 'Ti' d ulmost wll niqh helpli , leaning over mo m " n ,ui corner and bullying me Into getting up and fighting. "I Jumped up and as I clinched my way to the centre of the ring with Nelson, Joe Gans, who had Just won from Nelson on a foul, bogan yelling" some advice to me. I looked through Bat's arm In a clinch and said to Jce: '"Much obliged, Joe, but I don't need any advice on how to fight this bird.' "Even while we were still In the I same clinch Bat turned around, faced 1 Gans who had a ringside seat and leered at him: " 'Say, you big skunk, I'm going to lick this dude and when I get through with blm you can Jump Into the same ring and I'll Uck you too. "That shows the fighting spirit of the great Dane, lie was badly beaten at the time and undoubtedly suffering great pain from tho cuts j nnd gashes on his face and from the terrific body bombardment. But Just the same, the lust for battle had not ' died within him and I actually believe that If Nelson had knocked me out that night the first thing he would have done after I had been counted out, would have been to walk to the centre of the ring and try to ; lure Gans Into It. "But Nelson did not win. I con-tinued to roll up points ngalnst him through the 14th, 15th and 16th ' rounds. Ah I have said, I conserved my strength throuh the early flght- ing and was not letting the Battler 1 trick me Into wearying myself out by ' hitting him. I was landing and ; landed with frequence and considerable force. But I always kept a little In reserve and went along smoothly. "But as the final rounds approach- ed I began to cut loose, I estimated my own endurance powers and figured that I could breeze along at top speed during the rest of the light and have enough in reerve to stall off any rush the Battler might attempt. "So I, went out after Nelson lhn and hammered him with everything I had. EVcry time I landed I felt that It wasn't humanly possible for Nelson to stand up longer. He seemed a wreck. But the harder I hit tho faster the great and game old warrior came at me. "And even on the final gong banged and the referee had awarded the decision to me, the Battler was still full of fight. He began looking around the ringside then and I guess If he had neen Gans then he would have Invited him into tho ring for a finish fight. "A wonder of wonders that was Battling Nelson, the fighter." Frown on Small Hockey Players OTTAWA Uddle Gerard, Clint Benedict and others of the Ottawa hockey squad-are advising against I the signing of little men for (He I comlns campaign in the National ' Lcrnguo. They favor big rugged fellows naying thn' Utile plavers have no cha:i"i ..galnm d f ne s'ars like Mummery fortxau or Hall. , CATCHY STUFF We might as Well follow up On the wake of The "I'lu" With this one We caught It " from a robust Gent who caugiht It from somebody Else, go we'll pasa It on to you, To slip to ionte Friend, so h can Spread it. etc.. etc "Pnv. Bill now That you've got Your questionnaire All set In motion. How do you stand In the draft?" "Well, Ed, I wish I stood as good In Brndstreet & Dunn-All" i ( Fab re Is , Recovering The many friends and admirers of Edouard Fabrc, the Boston Marathon and San Frnhclsco long-distance champion, will be delighted to hear ' that- he has recovered sufficiently from his attack of tho influenza to I be about again, although he Is still very feeble "on his pins," these wonderful limbs that have can-led ;the colors of Montreal to the fiont so many tlmes- Fabre has been an (inmate of the Muerllng hospital for threo weeks, and at one time his life was despaired of. Ho is already talking of the races he is going to run now that peace Is declared, and thinks there Is going to be a great revival of all kinds of sport next summer. i Dan Needham Is Not Dead, But Destitute ST. PATJTj, Minn. Danny Need-ham, a famous welterweight boxer In the early '90s, who was thought dead for several years, is In St. Paul. Old friends are caring for the once great PuKllist,.now without funds and of doubtful mentality. One of Need-ham's greatest battles was foujrht In Minneapolis on Fb. 16 1892. Tommy rtyan was his opponent. The contest went 78 rounds before rtyan won by a knockout. Needham never knew what It was to take money for an eay fight Ho went 100 rounds with Tatsy Kerrigan at San Francisco, and his share of tho purse was what now Is considered a pittance. ECKHARDT RETIRES A3 REFEREE CHICAGO" Johnny F-khardt, known for many years as a referee of boxing bouts and prize fights, says he is done with the ttehtlng Kame and J will not again act as third man jn tho ring. i I Lauds Jim Corhett as Greatest Booster For Boxing Game Jimmy Eritt Says "Gentleman Jim" Revolutionized Ring Pastime By FRANK G. MENKE B, BOXING owes more to Jim -Corbett than It does to anv twenty fighters that ever . I lied," asserts Jimmy Britt. now, an actor, who a dozen years ago ranked as one of the greatest lightweights in the gam. "Corbclt revolutionized the puglls-tic giune, lifting it from a bar-room sjort to one In which a gentleman could participate. It was this same California who Introduced into pufllUm more science and more skill than any other fighter that ever stepped into a ring. . "Before Corbctt's day any man of refinement who aspired to become ,a prufeSHional pugilist usually was hooted and Jeered back Into private life. Pugilism never took seriously a man of gentlemanly. Instincts. It could not associate a' Boft spoken, educated man with the fight game. ' As a result, the rlnr was dominated i in the days before Coibett by an element that tended to bring fighting' Into disremite. t "The coming of Corbett changed thlnf,s entirely. He convinced the I world that It was possible for one to be a wonderful fighter In the ring and a gentleman outside of It. , "As everyone !o miliar with ring affnirj knows, rorbett never had a serious intention in his early days of becoming a professional imglllst. He was a collegian and after his school days were over ho entered a bank, taklhg a clerking Job. But from his Knickerbocker days he was a boxing enthusiast and as time went on he became such a master at the game that every pressure was brought to bear upon (rim to become a professional. But for many years the California n remained in the dnateur ranks and boxed only as a means of providing entertainment and exercise for himself. Corbett Starts Boxing "But In the end the pleadings of Corbctt's friends became so insistent that Corbett abandoned a banking career for that of a rlngmnn. "The advent of Jim Corbett Into the professional ranks of pugilism provoked the same kltyl of sneering and Jeerlnr that had driven other men of refinement out of It. Corbett was called a dude, a 'snob,' and was referred to as the 'Beau Brum-mel of Sn Francisco.' All through his life Corbett has been a natty dresser and In those early ypars hli clothes were of the latest design. His natty hats, patent leather shoes, silk shirts, silk hose and expensive neck-tics created somewhat of a sensation In puglllsti circles. And Cor-lctl, to i ip r (T nis drawliiK-room regalia, carried a cane the ultimate Id the iio-rallid snobbish dress of that -ra. I'oriiett r ii kidded unmercifully; the k ud that w uld have driven 89 men out of 100 from pursuing a pugilistic career. But Corbett merely smiled and went ahead developing himself as a fighter. Out of the ring he was 'Gentleman Jim' but In it he proved to the world in a re-mat kably short time that he was one of the greatest fighters that ever lived. "Corbett brought a new era of pugilism. It was this same Callfor-nlanwho perfocttd or originated side-stepping, the one-two punch, feint-ing, ducking, blocking and the 'hit-stop-get away. Corbett was the man who was first to prove that nimble legs were as great an asset to a fighter as powerful fists. And It was Corbett who showed that brains coultT be used In a ring tp i the ultimate advantage. Cleverest of All Boxers "I have seen practically every fighter that tho ring game has known in the past twenty years and I have studied the tactics and the careers of each and tveiy one. But when It comes to brains and cleverness, no man comes within 100 miles of oppronchlng Jim Corbett. He was the qulckost-thlnking, (rulcket-act-Ing and cleverest ring man that pugilism ever knew, 'ills like will not le seen again, "And when It comes to gamencss IJcnow of no man who had it in moro aupeib quantities than this same Corhett. Throughout his ring days Corbett never side-stenncd a meeting with any living man whom the public wanted him to meet. I saw Corbett in the last fight of his career that against Jim Jeffries In han Francisco In 1903. In that contest Corbett showed courage under adverse conditions such as I luve never seen equalled. "Corbett at that time was 37 years old years beyond his pugilistic nrlme; Jeffries was at his absolute best. Corbett went Into the ring outweighed something like 60 or 60 pounds and faced by probably the most rugfied pugilist that the ring game ever has produced. "A wonderful fighter, a wonderful fellow and a model for every youngster who nspfres to ring fame. That Is 'Gentleman Jim' Corbett." Nighbor For Ottawa OTTAWA Frank Nighbor will likely be back In Ottawa shortly. In this event, his proposed trade or sale to one of the western teams will be called oft. ITS TOUGH ON JOE HALL Joe I (all, Busty Crawford and Newsy Lalonde are already said to hove filed objections to the proposed changes In the penalty rules of the National Hockey League. J THIS IS SOME GOLFING ! The wonderful "hole-ln-one" feat i has been made 17 times In Canada 1 this year, aecordlnu to Secretary I Ralph Rcville. of the Ito, a) C anadian I Golf Association. PETER THE GREAT I SIBE OF THIRD OF I 2.10 HEWCDMEBS I Five of the Lot Are Recent Addi. tions To List Peter June En tered Class Last Year By W. M. WILLIAMSON refer the Great Is the sire of six of the eighteen 2.10 three-year-old trotters of the past season, ai.d (live jH of the lot are new -comers to u . 1M, the sixth, potea- June, !.., mg taken a record of 2.07 1-4 as a tc year-old, this year reducing it to 2.06 1-2 In a winning race, Che only event In which lie displayed iu -thing like his true form mr famous d.iver, '"Pop" ueers. six representatives of IVkt i io Groat are highly bred in the len:.-. line, Hollyrood Bob, 2.04 3-4, fastest of the season, la out of a daughter of Rccina, 2.00 1-4, uin pacing marc, Fanny Stanton, 2.10 1-4 gTanddam; the pacer ltedlnua, Zo 1-4, a daughter of Hedwald, .2.i l-t son of Lord lluscell, dam by Alex ander's Abdallati, making iheae mores trottlng-bred pacers. As 1 oi lyrood Bob Is one of tho best gu.i .h! j trotters yet sired by Peter the ur at, I therefore a promising sire, Una uj a great boost for pacing mares ua producing dams of trotters of ex treme speed and perfect gait. Peter the Groat's other five are, Chestnut Peter, 2.05 1-4, out of an Axworthy mare; Pet rex, 2.05 3 4, . out of a marc by Baron Wllkc I Peter June, 2.06 1-2, out of a Bel llnl mare; McGregor the Grout, Si 1-4, out of a mare by the famous Ja . McGregor; Peter Vunla, 2.08 1-.:, out. of an Axworthy mare. Che.imut' Peter was a very fast trotter e ly In the season, as at Cleveland ha' started In sixth position and trotted away out In third place all the w v, but was only beaten a nose by Hoi' lyrood Bob In 2.04 2-4, his record Ll mile. However, he became sllrfuly lame and could not fill his later en - Hl gagements. The Baron Wilkes mare, 'the dam of Petrex, was Extasy. a champion pacer as a two-year-old, H taking a record of 2.10 1-4, and at three, changed to the trot, won tlie fourth heat of the Kentucky Futu-rity In 2.11 Extasy's Pediqree Extasy Is also the dam of Lord Dewey, 2.03 3-4, sire of Miss Dev V Watts, 2.06 3-4, one of 18, 2 10 three-year-olds. She Is out or a more by General Wattn, 2. 08 " 4, now sire of 20 In 2.10, being sivond H to Peter th0 Great. He Is out . r a more by tho famous sire of breed mares, Prodigal, and was sired b;- H Axworthy. H Charles Wilson's young stallion, CIfton Axwortf.y, brought to Rama recently from Kentucky, 1b bred sin llarly, bclrw by Axwortlhy and out of a mare by Prodigal, Axworthy ( omc Into the Umells-ht In a truly remark-able manner, having to his credit the dams of two of the fast colt trotters of the year. B Chestnut reter, S05 1. and Peter ! kkH Vonla, 2.0SJ, and In the fire list he Is represented by threo eons, one of whom Dillon Axworthy, is the su e of iiH tnree, Nclla Dillon, 2.05, The Dl TOrce, 2.06., and The Cossock, 2.09 J, whose dam Is Czareona, 3, 2.07, by klH Peter the Great, David Guy, 2.o.',, by Guy Axworthy, another son oj Ax worthy, who won a number of flue Ll races, Is out of a mare by Zombro, sl pon of McKlnney. Then comes Ax- iiH Worthy's third nnn r.anaml nr-i. iiSiSM 2.06J, a worlds record trotter as a 1 3-year-old, and his daughter, (Hive iLH Fant, out of a mare by Sam Mates, 'H took a record of 2.061-2 at Lexlng LH ton. No son of Peter the Great is LH represented by a 2.10, 3-year-oid trotter this season, while Axworthy IH has three sons represented, demon- H Btratlng the wonderful power of LLLH Axworthy's strain to breed on. Tho season's remaining 2.10 Ll year-old' are Blitsle,' 2.O6J, by Wai nut Hall, dam by Patron; Eosn. 1 2.061-2. by The Tramp, dam bv The slH Bondsman; Nedda, 2.07, by At'lantlo LLH Express, dam by Prodigal; Jennifer. Z-O81, by Atlantic Expresi, dam by LLsH The Harvester; Albert, 2.071-2, bv the Northern Man Own of Blngen) iiH dam by Bellini; Trnxton. 2.01! iby 1 San Francisco, dam by Walnut Hall sLIH and Will Alblng, 2.09, by tHm-olla (son of Blngen) dam by Hazel wood sLIH Hal pacer. H Expect 300 Teams For Bowling Meet GBRRX BAY, Wls.-Thren htm- dred teams probrbly will comprto n H the Wisconsin state bowling to m - H ment to be held hore In the wln'.'r according to W. F. Penske. seers t- rv LH or the executive commltee of the lllH Wisconsin State Bowling association H Despite tho fact that many bowbrn H are with the colors, board memh' m are confident of a large enf y. in- H tournament, according to plans. 1 1 H open Thursday, Feb. 1, and conf H for three weeks. Three Satuni a H and thro" Sundays will be incorpor H ated In tho schedule. H r' - --L j B A LITTLE LAUOH Ths w-y you fe,.( oomtf down the il stieet without Victory 0nd but jlllH on. JH

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