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PORTLAND. OREGON. THURSDAY, DECE3IDER 23. 1915.
PRICE FIVE CEXTS.
VOL. LV NO. I7..8G.
'OPIUM' VALUED AT
$450,000 IS BOGUS
VAST SHIPMENT SEIZED IS
BASEBALL WAR IS
ENDEO; PACT SIGNED
Federal League Quits
$300,000 IS RAISED
FOR LOGGING ROAD
r.OACII TIM tit'. 11 COM PAW WILL
Dt'ILU OCT I'ltO.M BITHLULIX.
FINANCIERS HAVE A
I J OLL OiniL Ul I I 1 ... . . .
Wall Street Profits by
Boom in Stocks.
ILL SHARE IN PROSPERITY
Humblest Employe Gladdened
by Turn in Events.
GIFTS WILL BE LIBERAL
rrt-hrslkn to TVe General All
I wti.nt' and Children of Poor
, Will B Rrmembnrd--Trad
. raonnoaOy I no era d.
jttw tork. rv. S3 nrt.(u
t f'fra-ul al.trK-t Ul off.r many
Bfrtktng "'1 R.prr centra! to l
a prto-l a year ago. whan Wa'l
rt had baralr araarged from tb
g'nna a)rfpttad br fr and a ha!f
moat a-, cf iEnvl4 activity oa Ik
funk. tm wmMol'i. prlval
' hua. beekerag firm and
ti.fltaMoe ct all biad hav rflld
gn.r!iy by R bm la cock, which
b.gaa wits tuTimati la "warbrldaa"
aarry la IBe yar aadt ent iro a
:ndr.J .ecurit.e lo prtv andrmd
f a fw month h.f.r.
All aha te rrwe nliy.
Sftc of th adwanc rg.ierd by
tm aa.4 oth.r mercurial leu haa
t.a frfttd and cal!w "-p.r
(f.rtti hv vortd lata tMa air.
Nrtaal". Wall .treat h bn, aa4
ti.I l. k'ir and Its atto4aat activity
aa4 proprltr ar b!g shar4 by att
t'nm lha k.mllnt -raan.r to lh
mifttit capcita of finaac or la.
r.r of tke fin-aBci! la.t:ttatka
aad bahltg boo atr.adr kaa dla
Irt6i4t4 girt or bRu. uion ikoir
employ. ( fl haa argw I ta
It par swat of 4.1 .Vart.a. aa4
iu mpir. l-t known for It (OB).
'Mit;. t aud tw h gli.o a moth
a l' r ni.
tlft a 4aaL
All IKe ." has taken
aabacrlptloea for lfctr mptoya and
It I. filr t uauu fat Individual
dlituronann will b. larger lhaa at
ear lima of preaai Uat '.
laa :. . for o4 aa4 oof-
ft-tai rMi rfraia4 from ahla
C m"6' iu5rrlti. la Ik C"irUt
ai taaa. but 4rw an It prlto
C.l. kr.lina. formol b4 Imsromla.
will k. k14 oa all lk ncht.Mi aftor
In. tla of bua'a. rrMJ. Tk
I'T' 4. C -hoi-. foUowtnc II !
c.ilom. will ka.a an oaormoaa Chrl.t
na !. on tko lrf!n floor an4 tka
yaor cM lf of Lwr Uanhaltaa wilt
Itciln jlft. of toy an I aiar. mlrtal
thiac ats-h aa clotri. ako. an4 olh.r
artici of appar.L
milM TI4 k l U.m.
Homa W of In. .il.nl to which
T ri ttro.1 h proflt4 br lha a;.eral
ar.rity of tSo roanlry'. mar b th
f4 from IB fact IIL.I lhaa far t r-. lo
oar mIi of atoA-h iicrtoU onor
Inaa T3.J.a k !. as.ln.l bar.ly
7.a,oa fur corrtn4lBj p.rl4
tMt rar. wan. bi4 al loial mora
toaa IT.WH ac.ia.i ll'.J.MflH
OREGON CITY HAS NO POOR
Pa; Mill Krrp All al Work a ad
.Xono Ak for CKarlly.
ORrGOV CTTT. Or. r-. II Hao
rlaLV Orat-'n Cltr B dtttal
famttloa. and onrr a t-w wtll rjutra
tka alicMaat aid from iharltabl or
aranliatlooa. Major Jonaa and .rl raator
I4 today that eot oaa Oron City
faxatTr bad app!ld for aoltana. al
loqch at thU tima laat y.ar a dot.a
w.ra ampto-rad br IB citr oa
aao thr a.o!d II bal'jr.
Tho oau.iiat coo'tittna u atlrlbutad lo
th fart that ta lc-a milla ar rna
io at capacity.
TURKEYS 25 TO 30 CENTS
far ply Not I -are a at TUanka
(llax a ad Prlcva Hlghr-.
Oiria'ma tirk.ja ar ;:! la
mt af IS ratall atera thl jaar al
Sits ta 3 cat. A faar 4!ara oaty
ar ttmrat thm at 21 c.eta. TS aup-t'-T
tat baa raach.4 rortland ta aet
tare aat for that raea prt-.a ara a
ir'.r: bhr lhaa at TSaok.llo.
Tho upp:y af draxaa-l aaaaa la eoa
ai4ra&:r baavtar thl. yaar. Tha auaJ
rata!! prtc of fat la 5 canto a
Jua4. aal thar ar ;ilo well.
85,000 CITY PUPILS ILL
Inriarata Cata Attrodaoc al (111.
CTtlCAOOc rw. 31 Approilmataly
I ;.)' papila of lb public avboo: ar
aat aa a-O Jt of a ' of Inr.a
au wkK-h U imeidi ar tko city.
a-coKllo to r. porta of achool phyal-
i.ru mad ta th k.al'h 4partmoat.
Camalniaiitr Rokortaeit aal4 today
tha 4 wa aj.ii:y tirut.at la
tha VMJ: W.at tiasola. Wiavooata
Iowa toner rn to Tap 0.0d0-Acr
MoUllar In Uoojlaa Coonly, and
Connect With Other (-pur.
FtTHERUN". Or. Tae. :S. (8priL)
Word waa rcd bar todar lb
tha Roach Tlmbar Compaar af Muaca-
I na. la, bad ralaad I10. by a I"
l.d to lb r.ro-.n Trnat Company
r..Mf T la rtnanr. lha f
aatt of tha hutb.rlln-Cooa Bay Rail
road. Thla action of tho tlmbor pao-
, . . K . rAlnf.UHo. Of tba BW
road Jitat aa toon aa tha waa thar will
prn!t roaumptloa of lha grading work.
Tba Hutharlin and of tha road wi:i
aitnd IS tnll.a aaat of outbarlla lata
tha beandarr af to Roacb Company a
ii.aoa-arra timeor nouinna. ana n
point will connrt up wtlb mora ta
14 rnltc of branch losctatj apa
Grading waa romplol4 oa appro:
mai.i. fi. miiaa of Ik Una ovar
yaar ago, whan difficult ia la acurlng
rickt of war ballad tha p.ratlona.
u i i. - in. auiharlln naonla
w - k .hi mjt m.M Avar comDlOt
right of war to tha R-h Company for
k- i . 1 - & Ifn. TWO
, r I i . Ilha.l k..B
drdd to tba Iowa lunrnMh tha tlral
ila lornlad two mil' from ttuinar.i
aad tba cad alaht rolloa dlalaat.
COUSIN OF. KING KILLED
Ancrlran Serb llaa I a la I Altcrca
tlon In I'mrlrr'a 1 jtabUhmtU
NEW TORK. r--. Hrmaa Mr-
rbowttrh. it Jara old. rond coualn
to King Polar of tlorbla. who had bacn
mployod for yara aa a port.r la a
furrlr'a aatabll.hroaot. dl4 today la
a boapllal froea a fracturad ahull ra
cl4 la aa allarcatloa yoatardar with
aa Auatrtaa aad tha laltaf ion. Tba
joaagar tnan. who la undar arraot oa
a chart of murd.r. la accuaad of
kaochiag down tha rb. who.o baad
alruck lha par.mnL
Marchowlirb waa tha aoa of Frlnca
John of Harbia. who eama to thla coun
try a lit:, bovama aa aalnraluad clti
faa and ogagd la a furrlar'a bulna
la Ihia city until hi 4atb la
CANADA MUST HAVE DYES
npplr to Ike Condition of Lining
WAHIIIMaTOX. -. S3 fa notifying
th Vial Wparlro-nt that Orat Hrll
aia woo Id pormit tba Immadiaia ahlp
mwat of toaa of logwaod for dyo-
atuff. froea Jamaica ta tha Ualtad
1UIH lha Ilrttiah tmhaaay baa Indl
catad that tba ahartaga of tha aitracl
of logwood la Caoaaa nail b rllad
aa a condition of tha ambargo'a modi
fiv a t lo ft.
la addition. It appaara that tbra la
coatmplala4 a much lor gar momnt
of thla Importaat djo baaa ondar car
SIX FEET OF WATER IN HOLD
IVn rVrntino w X. Caaile In Ulatrrwa
Off Washington Coaat.
UKATTUi Wa.. l. SI Th
barhaatln I. N. Caatla. which I ft
Atarda.a Saturday for Auatralla with
a cargo of lumbar, waa rr?orld tonight
la d .tr. aa off Jaggod Rock on tha
Waahlnglon coaal. Tho tug Talooah.
which I .landing by. raporlad by wlr.
. that lb barkantln haa l f.t of
walar In bar bold.
Tba Vnltad Stat.a rout guard cottar
finohorai Irft N.ah Hay tonight to
k.alal th Ca.ll.
BURIED CANNON ARE FOUND
Aalro.lungarlan Troopn Ilrcorrr
Hoot) Hidden by rrrblan.
BKRLJN. D. II. IBy Wlralaa to
ttayrlll. N. T Th diacovary by
Aoatro-llungarlan troopa of addi
tional cannon, which bad bean burlrd
by lha h'.rbiana la raportad In today
official latamnt by th Vlnna War
03lc. a rcvd bar.
Au.trlan llnaa In lha Tyrol bar
haan ubjct4 to continued fira by
th Italian artill.ry. Aa attack oa th
Toltnlno brtdg.baad broha down under
lb Au.trlan fir. It la declarrd.
FIELD GUN SIGHT GONE
Srct t Iri k-r Molrn 1'rom Armory
of New York National Guard.
NEff TORK. rc :t A rrr.r.lbl
Ulaacopio Indirect firing sight, lb
r-c opart y of th Vnltod Mala Army,
tha d'.ign of wM.h haa ba car.
tally guarded by th Uoramnianl. hat
dlaappoarad from a tnrea-lnch fl.Ul gun
ta in" armory of th Pvcond Kleld Ar
tillery of th National Guard, It wa
.a 14 tonight.
tt Istrinalc alu wa amalL Tha
uppoaod tb'ft baa ba reported to
KAISER IS SLIGHTLY ILL
ladlapoaltlon Callrd Inflaniiuallon
of Crllalar fijatrnt.
BIRUV. TW. :i (By wlrta ta
larli:a. N. T. Emporor William baa
postponed hi trip to th wa.tera front
a account of a alight ladiapooitloa de
cr!b4 aa a "alight Inflammation of
th callular ayatem.
Th Empar.ft lllaee alao la called
"lallgawaban tJeundung." or "bind. go
wahaala- auedaag." la Keg'l.h thla I
aom.ttma called "cellulitis. It la aa
mr.ammatloa of callular lia.ue kdc
iaiiir lo crt;laa.
Mr. Ford Himself Un
able to Appear.
NORWEGIANS SEEM BORED
Christiania Chiefly Curious to
See Principal Performer.
DEPARTURE IS PUT OFF
Copenliagrn to Be IncludrHl In Tonr,
Ix-aalle Itan on PrwlrrParty
Bid Fair Not to Grow
a It Travel On.
CHRISTIANIA. Norway. Foe SI.
(Special.) Illns haa added to th
troubt of tha Ford pac p-ty. En
th leader of th ipdUlon tlrnaelf i
la roor health. Llord M. Bingham, th
Now Tork theatrical manager. dld to
dar of pneumonia.
There ard I caaes of grlpp among
the x(edltlonarla. Henrr Ford waa
unable to attend a peace mtlng laal
Btgbl becauae grippe Is still keeping
him confined to his bed.
AadlraKO Bared by Barakera.
About 100 Norwegians attended tha
meeting, which was held at Mlaalon'a
Hall and waa addresead by member
of lha Ford party. Although th
apeechea. delivered In F.ngllab. war
tranalated by aa Intcrpretar. tha pro
ceeding obviously bored tha Nor
wegians, who wr keenly dlaappolnted
becauaa Mr. Ford waa not preaent.
Tha only enthuelaam displayed at th
meeting was by the speakers them
talvaa. Judie Lindsay. Governor Han
nah and Lou la F. Lochner were the ora.
tor. Down la the front row aat Or.
Jachin Lloyd Jonas, of Chicago, and
Mr a. May Wright fr!ewalL of New Tork.
They listened attentively enough to tha
eddree. but both war observed to
doi when tba Interpreter was per
toreeataa Blip Away.
Tha Norwegian began to slip away
bofor th meeting waa ovar. and tba
ball, which would hold three tlmea tha
number preaent. began to look almoat
Norway continues to regard tha peace
pilgrimage with soma suapicloa. al
though ChrtsUanla la friendly to Mr.
Ford In a peraonal aort of way. There
.till la a general dlapoeltloa to view
Fran Roalka tkhwlramer. a Hungarian.
aa tne rapreaeniaiiTo oi a o.unroi
power. Aftenpoaten. th leading news-
paser of Norway a capital, sars:
"The quality of tha Ford expedition
la In oppoellloa to tha quantity. There
la no diegulaing the fart that Frau
fchalmtwr ta dl. liked hare, bho spent
Ihouaanda of dollars of Ford's money la
wlrclaea and cables trying to sllr up
a favorable recaption hcra and made a
complete failure of It. Ford la liked
pereonally. but bis propaganda was not
properly planned or worked out.
r-roaalaeat Cltlscaa Aloof.
It might be added that tha only real
enthuelaam shown In Chrl.tlanla over
1 1 ..t. i ti1l an .. 7. oltimal) I t ruea. " .
' SEASONABLE COMMENTS. j
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: fa' 7 TTZa BEER JliiiilV oh u.! rs j
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SAMTA, CtAuS ' awiP t
THIHAS rC Si V A WrTA'Of I
J AAr &OA0 MrS c OU-I. o 4
"-ifSFrS TO ITS iaX-yrxT 1
. . . ir.n.Lnrtui nn . . . i niumn l.i
WAMIINGTOX BOARD KEAnFCTj
OF NEW VEAU S EVE OBGIES.
Mr. Linda D. Ilasxard Only rrlson-
rr In Whoae Cane Exception I
Slade Woman to Be Lecturer.
OLTMPIA. Wash.. Dec. II. (Special.)
-None of tho men prisoners granted
paroles from th Walla Walla Peniten
tiary aa the result of last week"a meet
ing of th Plate "Prison Board will b
released until January 1. so that they
msy go out Into a dry state. Chairman
Frank C. Morse, of the State Board of
Control, has announced. Tha board
feared. Mr. Mora stated, that Indul
gence In New Tear's eve orgies might
prove too much of a temptation for
some of the men.
This Is a marked departure from the
previous rule, aa tha reason for hold
ing tha Winter meeting In December.
Instead of In January, he's been to en
able eligible prisoners to secure their
releases before the holidays.
Tha board made an exception In the
caaa of tha one woman paroled. Mrs.
Unda Burfleld Haxzard, who waa al
lowed her liberty at the expiration of
her minimum sentence. Mrs. HaxxsTd
told th board she had decided to glv
up th acllv practice of fasting aa an
exclusive treatment for disease, which
resulted In her conviction on a man
slaughter charge, following tha death
of a patient, Mrs. Haxxard plana In
stead to take the lecture platform,
WILSONS FORD STREAMS
lrelilent r.nd Bride Make Brief
Vlult In Went Virginia.
HOT SPRINGS. Vs.. Deo. il. From
i-iv Mi mornlm until after dark
President Wllon and his bride motored
over winding mountain roada ' and
died creeks. When their
bespattered car returned to their hotel
i.r. tonlaht ther had traversed many
milM and had crosaed the West Vlr-
ginla Una to visit White Sulphur
At While Sulphur the couple had
luncheon In the public dining room of
the principal hotel.
Tha President expects to spend sev
eral hours tomorrow dictating letters
and memoranda to hla stenographer.
FOOD TRUST MEN FINED
Washington. I. C, Dealer, Accused
by Wilson, to Par 25 Eacn.
WASHINGTON. Dee. II Twenty-six
local food dealers. Indicted for vloia-
! nt tha Sherman law In combining
to raise the price of food during the first
weeks of th war. pleaded nolle con
tendre today and were fined IIS each.
Tha merchants were Indicted In tha
campaign or the Department of Jua
tlce against alleged unwarranted In-
:reaes In the cost of living, begun at
he direction of President Wilson.
BADEN LEADS IN TAXATION
Incomes Above 3100 Marks to Be
A-MmMMl 20 Per Cent.
BKRLIN. via London. Dec. II. The
movement for an Increas of taxation
by tba German states has begun with
Baden, wbere tha Diet has Just passed
a bill Increnslng the Income tax SO per
cent on Incomes above 140) marks.
It waa pointed out In the Reichstag
on Monday that Pruaela and Saxony
also Intended to Increase their Income
Prohibition Will Hit the
FIGURES ARE FOR 6 MONTHS
Loss Will Be in Stamp Taxes
and License Fees.
BONDED WITHDRAWALS END
Some Brewers Will Pay Government
for Privilege of Slaking "Xear-
Beer'' Receipts In Other
Lines Expected to Increase.
The prohibition law in Oregon will
cause an estimated decrease of 1250,-
000 In receipts of the United States In
ternai revenue office in Portland for
the first six months of 191.
This loss will accrue from a small
matter of no Federal retail liquor deal
ers' licenses where 1200 now flourish
at 1:5 apleco for the coffers of the
Government, no wholesale liquor deal
ers' licenses In place of some SO now
extant at $100 each, a decline toward
xero in brewers' licenses at (he same
price, and elimination of other import
ant sources of Income from liquor
Stamp Uoaa Heavy.
The "other sources" Include a $150,
000 slump In stamp taxes on liquor
that would ordinarily be taken from the
late bonded warehouse here in the six
months period, and the lopping off
or all special taxea on beer and liquors,
which now aggregate a good round
These Interesting figures were sup
plied yesterday by Milton A. Miller,
Collector of Internal Revenue for Ore
gon. While of course they are not
mathematically exact. Inasmuch aa no
body can tell just how much liquor
would be consumed the next six months
If ther were no prohibition law., nor
how many Federal licensee would be
Usued, they are regarded as conserva
tive. Asaoanta Are Katlmated.
Th amounts named were estlmsted
on tha basis of actual Internal revenue
Income from liquor sources at the
Portland office in the last six months.
For the whole or 1916. on tha same
ratio, tha loss in Federal revenue
would approximate $500,000.
Figures were quoted by Collector
Miller for the first six months of the
year, however, because the Government
fiscal year ends on June 30 and offi
cial estimates are made only up to
Tne largest single lacior in mis rev
enue decrease is the estimated $250,000
loss in stamp taxes on liquors that
would under ordinary circumstances
be withdrawn from the Government
bonded warehouse for consumption.
This Item alone has brought in approx
imately $300,000 here in the last 12
Th Government permits distillers
and other manufacturers of liquor to
ship liquor in bond to Its various
i . r rr. . . .
Lot Manifested as Forbidden Drug
and On Way to Mexico When
Stopped at San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 22. The
"opium" seized hero by customs of
ficials last Saturday aboard the Jap
anese steamer Seiyo Maru and which
the Federal authorities estimated to be
worth $450,000 was returned to the
steamship people when Federal chem
ists who analyzed the contents of the
tins pronounced the "opium" to be
wholly composed of glucose and some
vegetable product of no kin to the
Tho shipment was in transit from
Hongkong to Salina Cruz, Met. It
was manifested "opium" and as such
waa seized under the law prohibiting
the shipment of opium through a
United States port. Washington of
ficials indorsed the seizure and the
shipment was being held to allow the
Toyo Kisen Kaisha, owners of the Seiyo
Maru. to take legal steps for its recov
ery. Tho "opium" was turned over to the
United States appraiser, who, before
putting it in the warehouse, ordered an
AUTO TURNS CLEAR OVER
Three in Machine Crowded Off Road
by Buggy; None Are Hurt.
Three persons narrowly escaped in
Jury early last night in the overttrrn
ing of an automobile, driven by R. L.
Whltcomb. 261 East Thirty-first street,
on the Canyon road . near the city
limits. Mr. Whitcomb, with two men
friends, was returning to Portland from
Silverton. They were crowded off the
road by a horse and buggy.
The automobile turned completely
over and stopped in a ditch with the
wheels upward. The three men were
thrown clear of the car.
DIANA R0UTS BURGLAR
Woman's. Cries Frighten Intruder as
She Emerges From Bath.
Rushing forth from her bath like
Diana from a forest pool, Mrs. Ida
nedeker S24 East Oak street, put a
burglar to flight by screaming at him
The woman reported to the police
that she saw the intruder's hand
thrust inside tha kitchen door Just as
she was getting into the bathtub. The
burglar did not fret Into the house.
Mrs. Snedeker says that prowlers re
cently carried off her Christmas
Thieves Steal Geese.
Whatever kind of a Christmas hon
est people may spend, it is evident
that Portland thieves intend to cele
brate the holiday a la mode. To ob
tain meats for the banquet, two geese
were taken from a chicken-house at
591 Front street last night. A Christ
mas tree and a quantity of holly and
other evergreens were stolen from a
booth In a market at Williams avenue
and Knott street.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TEPTERDAT'S Maximum temperature, 46
decree.; minimum. 43 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; variable winda.
Sir Archibald Murray becomes British com
mander at Dardanelles. Page 3.
Berlin saya British were forcibly driven
from GallipolL Page 4.
German protest to Turkey on Armenian
atrocities reveaiea. page i".
Greece once on verge of attacking entente
allies. Pae 5.
Ford delegates suffer from epidemic of
grippe. Page 1.
American woman held for kidnaping her
niece in London. Page 2.
Villa's wnereabouta are mystery; generals
continue to desert him. Page 6.
Naval board ndvlsor reslsns. saying de
fense programme is inaaequate. t-age a.
1500 men Icebound on Government railroad
work In Alaska. . page e.
Lansing's reply to Austria In Ancona case
refuses to debate issues.
Wall afreet to have exceptionally merry
Christmas. Page 1.
Hamburg-American watchman arrested aa
"missing linn in munitions jolb.
Government selsuro of California oil lands
protested. Page u.
Supposed smuggled "opium" valued at $450,-
OOO la only glucose. rase J.
Bsseball war ends with signing of peace
protocol. Page X.
McCredia may get Roy Grover from Tacoma
club. Page is.
Diets has choice of four coaching Jobs for
1910. Pag is.
Roach Timber Company raises $HO0.00O for
Sutherlin logging roao. rage 1.
Swollen rivers flood Centralis. Page 7.
Washington's paroled convtcta to enter "dry"
-.ate. Pace 1.
Governor apprised month ago of threat to
kill woman, r-asa 1.
Commercial and Marine.
Twenty-cent advance In local floar mar
ket. Page i'J.
Chicago wheat lower on lighter export
demand, i-age iv.
Metal sharea strong feature of Wall-atreet
stock marltet. rage i.
Movement of vessels In and out of river
resumes as storm suosiues. i-ago i,
Portland and Vicinity.
Wounded robber says he waa desperate for
money. Page 14.
Associated C hart'l only f 50 from J3D00
msrk. Page 18.
City Council votes to dismiss Dr.( Marcellus
as health officer. Page .
Railway expert ny. solution of carrier prob
lem la to aevire lor ru.u w
more money. Page S.
Mallcarrlers sre bearing heavy Christmas
burden. Psg 14.
Angel of poor I arrested as fraud. Page 4.
Decrease in Kederal liquor revenues here es
timated at SUOO.WO for six months.
Opra "Romeo and Juliet" to be jjiven for
benefit OI tiauy tiome. rase
.Weather rcpurt, data and forecast. Page W.
PLAYERS ARE ALL REINSTATED
Wild Scramble for Stars of
Outlaws Already Begins.
TWO CLUBS CHANGE HANDS
Wceghman Takes Over Cubs and
Phil Ball Gets Browns Suit
Brought Against Organized
Ball to Be Dismissed.
PRINCIPAL, ITEMS INCLUDED
IX BASEBALL. PEACE
All Federal League players are
made eligible to play in organ
The Federal League assumes
all the contracts of all of its
clubs as a league and not as in
Charles Weeghmarv president
of the Chicago Federals, will pur
chase the Chicago Nationals from
Charles P. Taft.
Philip Ball, of St. Louis, will
purchase the St. Louis American
The Ward interests in the
Brooklyn Federal League club
will be reimbursed, both National
and American leagues assuming
CINCINNATI. Dec. 22. The "baseball
war" which for more than two years
has been in progress between the Fed
eral League and organized baseball,
the National and American circuits and
all minor leagues conducted under
supervision of tho National Commis
sion and the National Association of
Minor Leagues, ended tonight. Shortly
before 8 o'clock members of both or
ganizations signed the peace protocol
which brought to an end the career of
the Federal League as an active base
ball organization and restored harmony
in major league ranks.
Two major league clubs will change
hands as the result of the bringing
about of peace and two new faces
will be seen among Major League
magnates in the future.
Charles Weeghman. who has Been
president of the Chicago Federal
League club, will purchase the con
imiiinir interest In the ChicaKO Na
tional League team from Charles P.
Taft, of Cincinnati.
Ball Takes Over Browns.
Thil Ball and his associates, who
ere connected with the St Louis Fed
eral League team, gains control or
the St, Louis American League club
from Robert Hedges, John E. Bruce and
others, who have long been connected
with Major League circuits.
The agreement gives immunity to all
men who have jumped their contracts
from both the Major and Minor leagues
of organized baseball as well as all
other Federal League players. All of
them have been reinstated or made
eligible to .orgaRlzed baseball.
That there vt'ill be a wild scramble
for some few of the best of the Fed
eral League players was clearly in
dicated by a provision in the treaty
that- the Federal League, as a league,
and which insofar .as actual baseball
playing is concerned ceases to exist,
will assume all of the contracts of
Federal League players.
Kauff Said to Be Giant.
In this connection rumors flew thick
and fast here tonight regarding the
future status of a number of Federal
League players. One that would not
down despite the lack of confirmation
was that Benny Kauff, of the Brooklyn
Federal League, would be seen next
Spring in a Giant uniform.
Semi-officially it became known that
several former Federal players would
be seen on the New York American
Weeghman and Ball win be permitted
to keep what players they desire of
the Federal League clubs in Chicago
and St, Louis.
Tha announcement concerning tho
reimbursement of the Ward interests
in the Brooklyn Federal League club
was short. It was:
"The Ward interests will be reim
bursed, both major leagues assuming
No announcement of any figures
was given in respect to this, but it is
unofficially, though authoritatively,
stated it would be $400,000, payable at
the rate of $20,000 a year.
International Is Chief Difficulty.
These five principal conditions too4c .
little of the time of the meeting, which
extended over two days. The chief
stumbling block in the way of a quick
settlement was the International
League. Two propositions were con
cerned. One was that the Buffalo Fed
eral League club wanted to be con
solidated with the Buffalo Interna
tional League club, but the Interna
tional League would not agree to this.
The other was relative to the Balti
more Federal League park. Jack Dunn,
of Richmond, Va., has for some time.
.ccoramg 10 itcbiuchi oai 1 u w. ul me
nternationat League, been considered
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