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FRESNO IS CHOSEN
FOR BEAVER CAMP
Passage of Prohibition Act in
Arizona Blocks Plan to
Train at Tucson.
CALL TO BE FOR MARCH 6
Gaines With Team at California City,
. Chicago White Sox and Perhaps
AVIth Other .Squads to Be
Played, Says McCredie.
BT ROSCOB FAWCETT.
try Arizona will not entertain the
Portland Coast ball club tnis year.
TV. XV. McCredie announced yesterday
that the Beavers' 191S Spring training
wniiirf he done at Fresno. Cal, instead
of Tucson. Aria, as originally planned.
The Tucson deal was knocked into
mitherines by the passage of the pro
hlbition act. This seemed to take the
wind oat of the Tucson wmmtrou
Club's campaign for a 12500 guarantee.
President McCredie will send out his
1915 contracts In a day or two and will
order all candidates to appear at
Fresno by March at the latest.
Fresno Is about midway between San
Francisco on the valley line and is
only 3i or 40 miles from Vlsalia, where
the Beavers did their conditioning two
years ago. It is a city of approximately
50.000 and la in the heart of the raisin
"Fresno waa in the State League last
year and has a good ball park." said
President McCredie. "When it was in
the Coast League a few years ago I re
member we drew $17 as our share of a
-week's series, but Fresno is a livelier
city now. 1 think we will do well
there. . ... .,
"Games will be arranged with the
Fresno team, with the Chicago Colored
Giants and with the Chicago White Sox
and perhaps some others.
"Tucson wants to entertain us next
year, but we open in San Francisco, so
I guess we will have to pass Tucson up.
Had we gone there this Spring it would
have made it nice for the newspaper
boys, because they could nave suw
over to Juarez for the Willard-John-son
fight. I thought the matter was
cinched until the prohibition bill was
voted in. I guess that rather demoral
ized business for a few days and put a
crimp in the club s collections.
In making his announcement of the
reappointment of "Pop" Dillon to the
Los Angeles manasenieoi, ivm
-v ti-iii hard to iret a Maying man
r. hut could not find a suitable
"Pop" ought to feel complimented.
When certain sent, one nwiln't name
calr.d a toehold in the came.
But lacked th fundi, who furnished samel
Charles So mere.
Ani now that this grand. ood old scout.
Whose virtues we've all heard about.
Is busied, who will help him out;
By Kins Lardner.
Venice is considering Riverside as a
alte for the Vernon Spring training
,r..r. since last fnring. when the
Angels and White Sox played on the
IUverside "sunken garden." a new park
with sod diamond has been built. Kiver.
side is only 10 or 15 miles from San
Bernardino, where the Angels trained
. t. E. Dugdale. or the Seattle club.
Isn't having much difficulty getting rid
of his hlsh-priced talent. He traded
Charley Swain to Minneapolis for young
Hunter; Gipa and Pell went up to the
big league, and now Catcher Huhn has
lumped to the Feds. .
"Dark or not dark, we'll have Lang
Akana report to us at Fresno." re
marked W. W. McCredie yesterday,
when a new photograph of his Hawaiian-Chinese
outfielder was bailed to
This photograph shows him to be
extremely dark-skinned." added the
Portland magnate, poring over the pic
ture with the aid of a microscope.
However. Jack McCarthy saw him at
Honolulu this Winter and he says Lang
is Just as white as most ballplayers
after they have been out all Summer in
"He doesn't look any blacker than
Harney Joy. who used to pitch for San
I.KAGl K HASKETRALli OX TODAY
Iranklin and Washington High
Trams to Play Opcniiig Game.
The opening basketball game of the
Portland Interscholastlc League for
tho 1913 season will bo played in the
Washington High School gymnasium
this afternoon. It will start at J
o'clock. Franklin High School will
send Its quintet against the Washing
ton High squad. It will be the first
time the two institutions have met In
an athletic event.
Franklin High is a newly-admitted
member of the league, and all its stu
dents are freshmen. Coach Hoskin
hopes, however, to make a good show
ing against the veterans of Washing
ton. Coach Fenstermacher reports that
Ms star center. Lapham. will be out
of the game and that the place will be
filled by Kincaid.
Stanford Anderson, manager of the
Washington High team, says that the
advance sale of tickets presages a rec
Coach Hoskin has been selected as
Tho prospective lineup follows:
. ...r 'lt. Pow.ll
; Collins. "Bnwhoil
. ,..n Hetnhart
WKSTKKX PI.AXS STAR ROCTS
Tour Matches Mill to Be Arranged
for Kriday Programme.
According to "Tad" Derbyshire, who
Is arranging the matches for the W est
ern Club smoker Friday night, nothing
but star bouts will make up the programme-
L'ick II?witt. the ex-Beaver Club
oxer. will make Ms first appearance
this season when he meets Abe Gor
don at 10S pounds. Ralph Underwood
and Fillie Mascott again will hook up
at 115 pounds. The only fight Mascott
lost this season has been to Under
wood. The latter has a clean slate of
Will Sommers. the Mohawk US
pounder, will meet Julius Hyberg, who
U back in his old-time form. Xate
Cassier will scrap Sammy Gordon. Four
bouts are yet to be matched.
Peaee Conference t Home.
A home that doesn't show the need
of a peace conference from time to
time Is the most unusual Institution.
CHINESE-HAWAIIAN OUTFIELDER WHO WILL BE GIVEN
CHANCE WITH PORTLAND COAST CHAMPIONS DESPITE
PROTESTS OP TEAMMATES.
A- iKIi i Ui -
LANG HEAVY HITTER
Oahu Islander, Beaver-to-Be,
Helps Beat Chinese Stars.
BALL CLOSE IN FOOLS HIM
White Man Xamed Markham, With
Face Greased and Name Changed
to '3Iock Uam," Plays on
Traveling "Oriental Team."
HONOLULU, Jan. 11. (Special)
Honolulu baseball promoters have com
menced manufacturing Chinese base
ball players out ot native Hawaiians
and visiting Americana. This scheme,
while not altogether original, was put
into active service a few weeks ago
when Manager Sam Hop. of the travel
ing Chinese ball club, noticed a scarcity
of seasoned ballplayers on his all-Chi
As the team visits the larger cities
of the United States and the West
Indies annually and represents Itself
h n all-Oriental nine. Hon was
sorely troubled because of the lack of
It is not to be wondered at, tnere
fYvre when one bright Sunday after
noon Hop meditated in a Honolulu'ball
mirk as he watched one Maranam, a
white man. khuck home runs over the
Markham Becomes "Mock Ham."
The following game saw Markham,
his face greased with an evil-smelling
Hongkong paste, batting in a Traveler
uniform. On the scorecard was noticed
the name "Mock Ham." In a similar
manner several other whites have been
added to the Chinese team.
Only one team has defeated bam
Hop's aggregation in Honolulu, how
ever, although a team of all-stars from
the Oahu Island League was tnrtce
pitted against It. This team owes its
vlctorv to one Lang Alcana, wno tnis
Spring will be seen in a Portland uni
The contest was played in Honolulu
the latter part of December, and Akana
appeared in a uniform of another local
Chinese team. Akana's brother, Albert.
played on the opposing Travelers. Lang
started the batting bee which brought
in the victory for his nine early in the
contest by knocking the sphere over
Lang Akana Is part Chinese and part
Hawaiian. Ho is fast on his feet and
makes a quick getaway. He is a heavy
hitter and has only one serious fault, if
such it might be termed.
Akana Has One Fault.
Akana often strikes out when the
ball brushes up against his shoulder.
Through some freak Akana cannot ex
plain, the speedy Hawaiian can neither
dodge nor refrain from attempting to
connect with the ball. He Is a left-
If the statements of local ballplayers
are to be taken seriously. Scout Kelly,
of the Portland Beavers, who was in
Honolulu recently, has promised to ship
the entire Hawaiian baseball popula
tion to Portland in 1916. and most of
Honolulu's population, judging from
the numerous ball clubs, is made up of
All nattons play can in tne islands.
There are the Portuguese, Filipino,
Hawaiian. Chinese. American and Japa
nese teams, all of which help to make
Hawaii the boiling pot of ballplayers.
Judging from the way the Spokane
Indians are getting shaped up. they are
going to be a factor in the Northwest
League race. The right kind of a man
ager should turn the trick.
Hans Lobert is 34 and Is still fast on
his feet. Two years ago he beat Thorpe
and Shafer, of the Giants, in a foot
race, and In 1910 he set the world's
record for circling the bases, in 13 4-5.
Boston plans to have a Bill Donovan
day when the Yankees play in Bean
town next season.
President Baker. of the Phillies,
thinks New York has an unfair ad
vantage over other cluba. "It's a bad
thing for baseball." he says, "if Mc
Graw, with his money-bags back of
him. can make the players on rival
teams dissatisfied by offering them
THE MORyiXG ' OREGOXIAy, TUESDAY. JANUARY 12, 1915.
Photo by Harvey Fawcett.
more money." Baker thinks Muggsy
tampered with Hans Lobert.
Joe Berger, the infielder sent from
the White Sox to the Yankees, says
the Federals have made him a good
offer and It is up to the New Yorkers
to come through with the like amount.
Bill Carrlgan is to the fore with the
expected announcement that there will
be a close race in the American League
this season. The White Sox will be
powerful, with Eddie Collins in the
lineup, according to Carrlgan, and he
has an idea that Bill Donovan' Yan
kees will make it hard for the rest of
the pennant contender?.
Manager Harry Smith, of the New
ark club,, is seeking an option on the
club from Owner H. C. Ebbetts, the
Brooklyn mogul. His plan is to form
a stock company to buy the franchise.
The latest reports in Eastern papers
has it that the Kansas City Federal
franchise may be switched to Newark.
Although Al Demaree pitched goal
ball during the 1913 season and was
popular in New York. Manager Mc
Graw was not entirely satisfied with,
Bits of Sport.
HOLDOUTS among the minor leag
uers this Winter will be about as
scarce as alligators in the Arctic Ocean.
With the all-around reduction in the
number of players to be carried, the
minor leaguer who succeeds in keeping
his Job at any old price can consider
that he has a fair amount of luck.
Kojl Yamada, who is a member of the
Champion Billiard Players' League,
started out to be a surgeon, but the
love ot the ivories made him forsake
the profession. Yamada's father is
classed among the more prosperous and
progressive citizens of Japan, and he
had selected that his son should go to
school and become a surgeon.
The Avonia Athletic Club of New
York held its 22d annual reception the
other evening, when many famous stars
of the prize ring were introduced to
the spectators. Following is a par
tial list of those introduced by Joe
Humphreys: Champion Freddie Welsh,
Kid Williams. Al McCoy. Joe Shugruc,'
Charley White. Gunboat Smith, Jim
Coffey, the "Dublin Giant;" Battling
Levinsky. Al Reich, Tom Mccarty, Jim
Flvnn. Young Weinert, Young Ahearn,
Leach Cross, Jack Britton, Knockout
Brown. Johnny Dundee, Lddie tamp
and probably Jess Willard.
Now the diamond athlete who labors
in some dusty office during the Winter
time spends his Sundays taking long
distance walks, and the Baseball
Players' Walking Club of New York as
serts that it is the best possible way
to keep in good condition. The last
hike taken by the club was from tne
City Hall to Coney Island. Those who
made the trip were: Jimmy Ring, of
the Yanks: Eschen. of the Skeeters;
Keisigle. of the Detroit Tigers: Clinch,
a former Brave; Thompson and Jack
Burke, of Wilkesbarre; Schneider, of
Fort Wayne: Zimmerman, of savannah;
Zapke, of Waycross; Warner, of Tren
ton, and Joe Wall. Johnny O'Reilly,
scout of the Chicago Nationals, was
also a member of the party.
William Billstein. of Superior, Wis,
is the proud possessor of a bird' dog
with a wooden leg. While out hunting
last Winter the dog got caught in a
trap and the leg was severed. Several
attempts were made to provide arti
ficial transportation for "Max." but
there was nothing doing until a wooden
leg was secured.
Boxing In the State of New York
bronght in more than $33,000 to the
State Treasurer, according to a report
made by that office. The total amount
taken in by clubs was (850,000, and of
this E per cent went to the state.
5IAGEK SEEKS EX-TEAMMATE
'Cozy" Dolan and Marty McIIale
Get Orfers From Brooklyn Feds.
CHICAGO. Jan. 11. Lee Magee, who
recently left the St. Louis Club of the
National League -to assume the man
agement of the Brooklyn Federals, was
in Chicago today, attempting to sign
"Coy", Dolan. an outfielder with the
St. Louis club, and Marty McHale, a
pitcher with the New York Ameri
Manager Miller Hoggins, of the St
Louis Nationals, attempted to get
Dolan's signature to a contract yes
terday, but the player deferred until
he could arrange another conference
with Magee, his former teammate.
ITTf POINTS OUT
EVILS Ifl "KIDDING"
Clubhouse Repartee Breaks
Many Promising Players,
Says Great Pitcher.
ONE , INSTANCE IS CITED
Young Man Who SHght Have Made
It Possiblo for Giants to Win
Pennant Quits Team to Escape
Raillery, Is Assertion.
BY CHRISTY MATHEWSON.
NEW YORK. Jan. 11. (Special.)
"Clubhouse" repartee has made a few
and broken .many players and man
agers, too, for that matter. But the
wise manager keeps out of it and tries
to prevent it all he can. If a player,
and especially a youngster, lacks the
art of "coming back," the rough-riding
repartee of the clubhouse, which
exists In every Cjne to some extent,
may discourage him so that he fails
to make good for this and no other
reason. Some managers will tell you
that such a player lacks the "heart"
to deliver, anyway, and it is done to
test him. but I don't agree with this
There was one young fellow wno
: v, - lagmiA with bright pros
pects and who never lost his nerve in
a pinch, but wno qun mo iws
no other reason than that he was
sensitive about being "kidded" and
the players were "on mm au m
time. I am well aware of the effects
in this case because the youngster I
i i waa a member of the
Giants, but I do not care to give his
name. Perhaps some of the fans can
guess. No prize is offered for the cor
Nickname Huns on Victim.
.Li. -.Ana- r-yan came
from a good family with considerable
money, and he determined to play big
, -...... n hrA.ua.A he liked It.
He made good from the start, but the
. .i.V.n rv. a nn. him at
players nuns ---
v . - i.-.-i.tofiil although
once which w vi.ov.-- . -z. y
he pretended not to mind it. Nick-
. , . t nllra besides
names nave uun -- ---
ball players, even though most big
. eoneltiVH llbOUt them.
jeasuers e ' . , .
a3 the character of some of those given
to stars will prove. Besides the nick
. . - .. t tn- rinhhouse
name, iuo iimjc,. t-
were always "on" the young fellow.
and he did not nave mo 'a
.v. m,if in Vind. He tried
hard not to notice this rough raillery.
but it was not long oeiuio
get under his hide. This was very
"You'll spoil a good ball player, i
told two or three of the men on the
club who were inclined to 'kid him
strongest. "He is sensitive about tnat
stuff. Why don't you lay off hlro .
"It will do him goon anu yui. ok-"
Into him." answered these shellbacks.
the old reply.
Young Man ttnits.
- iri.. o-rtt oftAr the "kid-
ders" ana tried to stop them, but they
would pass sometnmg to
i "-,a a nnt in hearing, prob
ably being shut up in his private room
in tne tew mm Ciuuuuu. -the
young fellow quit the club without
- ti. Vtanlr asrnin. to be
warning, no -"
sure, but now he has quit for good.
He never gave tne mu"'"s
looirino- mt T know that
reason ivi e..i. . ..
he felt he did not need to stand for it.
and he knew that ne was not
rnme back strong. It is no secret that
his loss was a serious blow to tne
Giants. He had tne acuity w o-u."
one of the big stars oi me
, - ..ij nAt hava missed one. or
we WWUlu " " '
even two. of tho "kidders" nearly so
much. His staying wim mo
might have won the pennant for us
last year. .
Now in some Instances, I think that
clubhouse "kidding" is justified,
mi , Ua na3A nf tL man on a cer-
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tain club who always was after every-
i i rr mn'nlil rrr T ft
thing- lor nimseu. "a --
rin wtaT-Hriilnr. until one
any ninu " -
day a water company sent up to the
clubhouse a coupio n --
, a r water for the ball
special oiiuu , -
players' use, thinking to advertise It
Man Fills Suitcases.
t in mln,l filled two
X li i a iiiuh
dress suitcases with the bottles in
tended to be used in the clubhouse by
all and started a boy home with them.
"Here you are. Doy. no o.,u.
a mmrter. Take these two suit
cases up to my house." -
The house was several uiuva
e grounds, and the loaded suitcases
thought he would walk and save car
fare out ot the two bits. He did not
know what the suitcases contained.
fter the game, tne piayer uamo uuj.
. tho - oiiihhnusa and the boy stalled
around him for a while.
"Did you get those bags up to the
house?" asked the player.
"No I didn't." replied the "kid." "I
had to bring them back because they
were heavy, and 1 aroppea mom. -m-something
in them broke., Here they
Water-SoRKea ungs hom.
Ho showed the ball 'player two
ater-soaked suitcases, still dripping,
i. - hn haH nnt been able to
open them to relieve the pressure, as
the big leaguer nao ,-w
the bags Derore ami uus
make sure ho did not lose any bot-
3 Kvery player on tne emu wo.o
isent and knew immediately what
xne Dags nan uviil"'"" -- -
them roared as if he had lost a for
bags had contained, xne owner ui
I give you a quarter. no
plained to the boy, "and all I get for
It are two ruined dress suitcases and
a lot of broken bottles. Give me back
"Keep it. cnorusea tne pwcib.
They would not let the boy return
the money, he showinsr no anxiety on
this score, anyway. The memoers oi
. .i i inh ,v the
player so much that the manager had
finally to mterrere. as
hurting the players worn.
. t.. t.A .awo tHon in errao
tne team, cui " v .
anything extra, for himself afterwards.
There was an mswn wncu .
kidding was reaiiy oenencia-i-
Sidelights and Satire.
CONNIE 5IACK is playing a wise
game in bringing Napoleon Lajoie
back to Philadelphia. He undoubtedly
feels that Billy Kopf will not be ready
to play second base for another year,
and in Lajoie be not only has a man
who can make good at the job for one
season at least, but one who also is
a great favorit-! with the Philadelphia
fans Lajoie is slipping, but he is not
gone yet and he showed it last season
when he was about to be counted out
Philadelphia fans lost several stars
since the closing of the baseball
season. Sherwood Magee. Chief Bender,
Eddie Plank, Eddie Collins and Hans
Lobert among them. The game In that
eity. and Connie Mack as well, have
been hurt by the going of these men.
The return of Larruping Larry, how
ever, will in a measure make up for
the loss. At second base the oia iei
low will not be a second Eddie Collins,
neither will he be the Lajoie that he
was in the past but he should prove
mighty useful until another player is
A five-inning game of baseball on
skates as the propelling force was per
petrated on some hundreds of skating
fans recently in an Eastern city. The
game was called in tho fifth inning
when the ball bounded into an air hole
on the Ice and disappeared below the
surface. The way the players circled
the bases on skates would have made
Hans Lobert blush in mortification
when he thought of his world record.
Gilmore. Ward and Weeghman prob
ably have not received invitations to
the 40th birthday party of the National
League, which will be held in the
A well-known professor recently said
that everyone reaches his highest ef
ficiency on June 15 and tho lowest on
October 15. Connie Mack will admit
this, especially the October 15.
While passing through the turnstiles
at Madison Square Garden in New York
when White and Shugrue fought, a
sporting writer noticed in the group
that ' was trying to "beat" the gate
a. man. who, a few years back, was the
biggest drawing card in the pugilistic
game. It was none other than Young
Corbett. one of the greatest light
weight champions the game ever knew,
and who is now down and out The
boxing game, like other sports, soon
One cent will buy a large bowl of
hot soup in Chicago. This may be of
interest to baseball magnates.
Why complain of Winter dullness?
Walter Kinsella won the squash cham
pionship and the American checker
tournament is on in Chicago.
Some folks won't stop at anything
if they have a grudge. A Brooklyn
scribe has exposed Bill Donovan as a
former resident of that city.
Bo you know that the Brookyln club
has set a new record? It is the only
major league club which has failed
to finish in the first division In the
last dozen years. The Braves and the
Cardinals climbed out of their second
division rut last season, the Braves
emphatically. The Senators got out
of theirs in 1912. while even the
Browns had first division teams in 1902
and 1908. But the Superbas. like the
old brook Mr. Tennyson once got en-
i nhmit dam f ii run in that
second division groove forever. How
ever, next season mere may oo un-
ferent story to ten.
Eddie Marino, manager of "Casey
Jones," the Puget Sound light heavy
weight, says he has matched his man
with Bill Fagan, the Australian heavy.
Battling Nelson is making the hit of
his life in vaudeville, Bat is now ap
pearing in New York City, and had his
. . in - v.nr Vrtt-b nitnAr the other
day "all dolled up" in a full dress suit.
Freddie Bogan. Johnny O'Leary's new
manager, says he is willing to back
Johnny against any boxer in the North
west that can make 133 pounds.
"Victor Boss, the Winnipeg boxer, who
defeated "Slick" Merrill at Great Falls,
Mont, the other day, is said to be a
very promising youngster. Merrill Is
colored and is built something on the
order of Joe Gans. He has had some
good fights. x
Frank Kendall, the Portland heavy
weight is anxious to get a crack at
Joe Bonds, the Tacoma boy.
-r 1 what Taonmn. spribes think
of the Corbett-Cowler-Bonds deal now,
seeing that Corbett signed a contract
with Cowler and has taken him away
with him. All he did alter giving
Bonds the once-over was to tell him to
develop that old left.
Bay Campbell and Ed Pinkham, Seat
tle boxers, are going East
SAVED FROM SUFFOCATION
Hero Drags Women to Fresh Air,
Then Bushes to Phone for Aid.
NEW YORK, Jan. 2. Prompt work
by Frank Daly in telephoning to po
lice headquarters saved the lives of
himself and 15 other persons overcome
by gas, the result of a plug being
blown out of a pipe connecting with
the street main in the cellar of the
four-story house at 154 Bedford avenuo,
w uiiamsDui b, -
X'Jli y , lll! wua n w n uttvf vi.n..-
and a boarder n his home were also
overcome. Daly awoKe witn a cnoKing
sensation and smelled gas. He opened
windows and dragged the members of
his family to the fresh air. When they
were revived he got on the telephone.
Policemen had to break in tenement
hA thtrH an1 mirth floors.
1 1 1 j u i o w.i ...... - - . -
On the top floor they found Michael
McGlynn, his wue ana mreo uuuuiou,
tn a haur. In thn lfltrtlPn. A
HUUUicu 1 1 1 a, uv.il ... .....
partly open window showed they had
been trying to escape '"when overcome.
On the third floor five members of
the family of Michael Kolkow and a
i i . nnn.1 nin,rpnmo II P u r a
Druiiuci "did i11
window which they had attempted to
The Kolkows ana Mciiiynns were
1 n at fathavlna'a TTnnnititl. Rev-
cral of them are in a serious condition.
but air are expecten to recover. ho
gas had been escaping through the
house for hours.
SENTENCE HAS LESSON
Boston Judge Doubles Term to Im
press Idea of Law's Majesty.
RrvSTOV. Jan. 4. "I was going to
give you one month, hut I'll make it
two now to give you a little better idea
of the majesty of the law," said Judge
Dowd in the Police Court when the case
of Thomas Trearn. charged with the
larceny of a pair of shoes, came up for
Ahearn appeared before the court last
week and was slightly befuddled by
liquor at the time. He told a story oi
purchasing the shoes which was pal
nnblv false and Judge Dowd continued
the case so Thomas might sober up and
tell the truth if he desired. Thomas de
cided to stick to the paipaoiy raise
story, however, and drew the two
months, accompanied by Judge Dowd's
speech of explanation.
NEBRASKA KEEPS HORSES
Farmers Refuse High Prices Offered
by War Purpose Buyers.
waipbttbv. h. Jan S. "No horses
for sale at any price fpr war purposes,"
is the declaration of Jefferson County
farmers. , . .
A buyer from Kansas, who said ne
..-i n h.ir t ii nnv tor, figures for ani
mals suited for cavalry and artillery
purposes, was here today.
"Well," said the editor, "how about
that high-life scandal story? Is it
"No, sir." said the reporter.
"No facts at all?"
"Not a chance."
"Good heavens! Cut it down to half)
a page then." I
TRADES OF PLAYERS
FOR DDGS, ALLEGED
Feds File Affidavits in Suit
Making Other Charges, Too,
Against Their Rivals.
ADVANCEMENT DENIED MEN
"Farming Out" and "Covering Vp"
Are Cited ns Stheines to Avoid
Promotions Tinker, Brown
and Others Give Evidence.
CHICAGO, Jan. 11. A score of affi
davits relating In great detail the al
leged Indignities offered ballplayers by
officials' of organized baseball, together
with copies of the National agreement,
stenographic reports of speeches by
, i. ii .ri MniA nf con-
UHttruoj, inoft in-1 " - i
tracts and telegrams were tiled by the
federal League toaay m n ni..-.-.
suit against organized baseball.
.... J ....!. 1 .... 1 a a Innff HnCU
jne duiunviin .i . -w..
ment from Joseph Tinker, manager of
the Chicago .reaerais, wno rrai -salary
of J12.500 a year. Tinker be
came a Federal, he said, when C. H.
Ebbets. president of the tsrooaiyn na
tional League club, offered him only
J5000 a year, according to the affidavit.
Tinker wanted $7500.
t i. v. .. , ,A-- thia an in exorbitant
liuuvia ici in vu j
l . - Tl.ilrnr' "Whllft Wfi eXDCCt tO
become a nrst-aivision team, a Fea
sible championsnip conimua,
i- i i-. ....t. it 1 4 nevertheless
uur uri&iib niwotiiv.i,
unreasonable for us to pay you more
than you nave ever receiveu a
for a championsnip ciud.
Ten-Day Clause Opposed.
Tinker made strong objection to the
-1 ,Ka nlnvers' con-
ten-nay waueo . " '
tracts. It allows tho Indiscriminate
sale of all ballplayers, ne earn.
Mordecai Brown's affidavit relates
the cases of two ballplayers, whom,
he says, were traded for dogs.
"Joe Cantillon, manager of the Min-
ii . . 1 . . 1. n th. A inui'irB 11 ASSOClS-
nenyvua " " u. ........ - -
tion. at one time traded a professional
. . . . i j " h M
Ballplayer lor a duiiuos, "
"Your affiant also believes that Roger
Bresnahan, while manager of the Bt.
Louis club of the National League,
traded a professional player, a pitcher
named Hopper, to Dick Kinsella, then
manager of the Springfield, 111., club
in the Three I League, for a birddog. '
Opportunity for advancement is de
nied the players, according to William
Watkins, business manager of the
Indianapolis Federals, by "farming out"
players and by "covering up." The lat.
ter method, it is said, is employed when
a minor club owner has a promising
player whom he wants to protect from
riayer Sold and Rernrned.
The owner negotiates with .a friendly
major league club owner, according to
Watkins, and an ostensible purchase Is
made and the player delivered at the
end of the season. When the time
comes for the major league club to re
duce the number of players, the minor
leaguer is returned to the club from
which he came. -.,.- i,i
Otto Knabe, manager of the Balti
more Federals, affirmed that players
were not allowed to make any sugges-
,r thn nrtntivl form Of
uons.roiniiio m.v -
their contracts. He also attacked the
ten-day clause, wnicn, ne sam, iv,"
the Indiscriminate sale of players.
..Ill ,uara fllod bV KdWSTd
uintr aiLiiio.iw ....... -
Hanlon. director of the Baltimore club
Ennis Oakes, Plttsourg manmsci.
t . . , . r, f 1 h a Federal
League: William Perritt Pittsburg
pitcher; Edward js-onetcny, riuu.6.
.-ii ...mtarv nf the Balti-
narry wiuiuo.ii, t ... . j - -more-club,
and Lee Magee. of Brook-
lyA stenographic copy of a speech by
August Herrmann, president of the
. i , mmi..inn Iti which he rldl-
culed the Federal League, also was
FAIR DETECTIVES FOIL SHOPLIFT-
ERS IX NEW YORK.
Gem-laden, Fur-wcarlng Expert Pick
pockets are Forced Strategically
NEW YORK, Jan. 3. Aided by wo
men detectives, Joseph Smith, head of
the Waldorf-Astoria service, has been
forced to let several well-gowned, be
jewelled women know that the reason
for their presence in Peacock Alley was
known to him. Mr. Smith announced
that he had caused halt a dozen women,
two of whom where known shoplifters
from Chicago, to leave the hotel. Mr.
Smith said that the women had devious
ways of working their profession, and
that George C. Boldt proprietor of the
hotel had instructed him to rid the
Waldorf of these undesirables.
Women are in the habit of going to
hotels for luncheons after shopping,
and of course they believe their neigh
bors in other seats are as honest as
themselves. But the well-gowned
thieves are ever on the alert to get
pocketbooks. muffs and costly neck
pieces left on chairs. They are aware
that to be able to pass unobserved they
must be well dressed, and few persons
except watchful detectives would ever
pick these persons out for thieves.
Saturday a week ago Mr. Smith ob
served that the influx of women thieves
to the Waldorf-Astoria had begun. He
was suspicious of two women, and
when he and one of his assistants
passed the suspected ones .the latter
separated, apparently aware of the
keen glances of the detectives. One of
the women remained in Peacock Alley
while the other took a seat on the
south side of the hotel near the news
stand. Mr. Smith observed a woman
from Poughkeepsie leave her seat, and
she had been gone handly a minute be
fore one of the suspected women picked
up a muff from the seat Just vacated.
"Is that your muff?" asked Mr. Smith.
The woman dropped it without an
answer and quickly left the hotel. Her
friend was watched, and she, too, soon
disappeared. Knowing there would be
a great throng in the hotel last Satur
day, Mr. Smith had a watch kept by
jn,An,lA. n r, ri nn l.afl than half
WUinCH uovcvii'w, " " " - ' -
a dozen shoplifters were picked out in
the palm room ana in recu.
Two of them wore sealskin coats. They
were quick to see that suspicion was
directed against them and they sep
arated. Both were followed, ana
har. ni Smith nassed one of them
alone he said to an assistant:
"We'll arrest them wnen we
i.,.ii,.r" That was'enough to
send this pair in baste from the hotel,
and Just what Mr. Smith wanted, for a
mistake would be cosuy to im
Two other women, one oi wnvm um
-i v. i .. ,n.t wr seen watching
a iino cauii , -
the women's retiring room. Mr. bmltn
u .I.- tuaa wrtman work in pairs.
because when their victim is washing
her hands one or tne women
her while the other picks up rings that
. i niari nn the side of the
nave uci.ii , , , ..
washbowl. While the joetler is apolo
gizing to the victim the other thief
The third suspected pair were espied
by two of the speclsl etsff of women
detectives, and the strange psrt of this
was that they had schrmed to rob the
very women who were the eue of
having them driven from the hotel. The
women detectives poed as renldonts of
a country town in Jersey as soon as
they suspected tho newcomers. One of
the latter Is said to be known as the
"Diamond Queen," brsuse of the msnv
gems she wears, "ltrown Kyrd l.va"
Is another of the women who has pnU
a call at the Waldorf and then 1. f t In
CHURCH CHARITY SCORED
Priest Jnjs Noise of Money lrons
Tinkle of Mass Boll.
ST. LOUIS. Jatv S. A brodl.ln
against too much "moncy-rhmiKing" In
the churches appears from the prn of
Rev. D. S. Phelsn. in the current tu
of the Western Watchman. C'hsrltls,
particularly, should not take up time
given to devotions, arronlmg to Kthr
I'helan, whose editorial, headed "Tak
ing an Account of Our Chanties," la. In
part, as follows:
"We should not mnke our churches
the clearing-house of our charities, snd
the time of holy mix tho hour for
casting up our charitable accounts. Wn
are killing the people's devotion anl
stifling their religion by giving over
our Sunday mornings to trafdrktix
and charitable Jobbery. It Is netting
to be a scandul of the first maanltuilf.
There Is nothing thought of or talked
of in our churches but money and ac
counts. "Why not have all those things done
outside the divine service? Why not
call meetings on week evenings for tho
transaction of all parish business? Let
every parish and diocesan charity have
its day and its special committee to
look after it. There could be an sven
ing for strictly church business. An
other evening could be devoted to
school business. A third could be do
voted to church charities.
"The St Vincent do l'aul Society Is
a model organization. In this respect.
They never obtrude their affairs dur
ing church services. Why not copy
their methods in all church and chari
table eustentation? We are driving
our people away from the church by
our buying and Belling in the church
"If our Lord were to come to St.
Louis, or any other American city, he
would do well to bring his scourge
along, as he would need it. The poor
are insulted and harried and driven
out of the house of prayer. The ser
vice begins with money at the very
door and the noise of the money
changers drowns the tinklo of the
mass bell. It is an abomination and
should be abollBhed s soon as possible.
Our people are discouraged and call for
relief from the -money-changers.
"They are willing to give, but they
beg the privilege of forgetting money
and business, and worshiping Cod In
peace an hdur on Sunday morning."
PUBLIC HONORS BUNCHED
Already Schoolteacher, ConMaWc.
Chief of Police, 3Iun Is Justice.
riTTSBtTRO, Jsn. 6- Professor
Charles Wallace, during his residence
In Wall Borough, has h'vd honors ga
lore thrust upon him and now lie will
tile his bond for Justice of the rcaee
and hang out his shingle at once at his
home on Valley avenue.
His appointment by Governor John
K. Tener to servo out the unexpired
term of William Kane necessitated
Professor Wallace's resignation from a
number of other offices. He Is first
and foremost educator, having been
principal of the public schools of tnt
UlUaboth for tho past two y
has served for two years as chief of
police and constable of Wall. N hen
one of the School Directors realgned
some time ago Professor allaee ac
cepted the vacancy, resigning tho office
About flvo years ago he was elei tei
Borough Clerk. On Friday he resigned
as Clerk and will leave Ills offleo upon
the reorganization of the Borouuli
Council. Friends of Professor Wallace)
presented a petition to Governor Tener
a short time ago asking that he be ap
pointed Justice of the Peace. Tho
petition drafted In Professor Wallaces
behalf contained 14 names and hi! op
ponent's petition contained 113.
He was elected constable without
turning a hand and the Borough Coun
cil elected hlin chief of police without
even considering anyone else. W hen ho
as chosen us Clerk he decided to fore
go any salary as police enlef.
This man of many offices la also a
Journeyman painter, a carpenter and
paperhanger and has built and palmed
as many as eight houses during a bum
WIFEBEATER NOW APPEALS
Illlnoisiin In Jail Huhca- Vr-
pus Writ In I niisual Charge.
BENTON, 111.. Jan. . A habeas cor
pus proceeding pending before Judgo
V,r i...r i-n lud.e of Marlon, la
creating considerable interest in South
LI..HI. ui.a ..nnvicted under the
Allan, B'",,u -." - -
city ordinances of Kelgler on a charge
of whipping Mis wue. J""
composed of six women. The defendant
took an appeal to the Circuit Court of .
Franklin County, where the appeal was
dismissed by Judge W. H. Green wltn
.. . I -r ha trial COlirt tO COl-
a Writ Uiicviiiiii . .
lect the Judgment or, In default of the
payment, to commit tne grnim
J"- . . . ... .... ...
Smith was put in jnu .nu
seeking to bo released by a writ of
habeas corpus, alleging that the Judg
ment waa void, because the Jury that
tried the case was composed of women.
Mr. narber, How Almnt It?
While this is the land of the free,
there are many who roniena that a
barber shouldn't eat onions.
Long on good points.
Class? Well rather..
The leading men's wear 6tore
have Ide Silver Collars or can get i
them for vou butif vou have the
slightest bother, write us for a list
of our dealers nearest you.
GEO. P. ICE I C3., IMm, TROY, H. 1.
Dally. 10 A. M.. I P. 1 P. M.
Free IricU. "' IJa
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