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FED LEAGUE CHIEFS
PLAN FIGHTON O.B.B.
Leaden of , Independent' Organiza
tion Meet to Arrange to Pi)h
Injunction Suit.' '
DEFENSE EEtAIKS ATTOENEYS
INDIANAPOLIS, lnd.. Jan. .-Consideration
of plana for furthering the anti
trust' suit , against Organised Base Ball
was aaid to be one of the purposes of a
meeting of Federal league leaders here
this afternoon. It was also said a num
ber of trades of players might develop at
the gathering. Among those here for the
meeting were E. E. Gates, counsel for
the league; Baltimore club officials. In
cluding d llanlon, Harry Goldman, and
r . .. L'nnk. A V n H 1 Hair,
manager of the Pittsburgh club.
4 Defense- Retains Attorneys
CHICAGO, Jan. 7-Alf of the defendants
, in the suit brought by the Federal league
sgalnBt the National commission and the
National and American Base Ball leagues
are to be represented by attorneys re
tained by' the National commission, ac
cording to word received here today by
Charles Thomas, president of the Chi
cago Nationals, from-August Herrmann
of the National commission.
' In bane ball circles It was .expected
that the National commission would
meet here -next week to make . definite
plans for combatting the Federal league
.. . Yankee Transfer Completed. V "
NEW YORK, Jan. 7. Tha final detail
of the transfer' ot tha. New York Ameri
can league base ball club franchise wera
completed bare this afternoon. Colonel
Jacob Ruppertr and "fT. - t Huston, ' tha
new owners, assumed control with the
passing of stock ' by Frank J. Farrell.
. the former executive.
President B. B. Johnson of the Ameri
can league, , devoted almost a month to
the consummation of the deal,' which
gives the 'lub new owners for tha first
time sine its establishment hers 1b 1903,
Vbltted Ooea'to Be BtaJllnara.
DURHAM, N. G., Jan. 7.-George Whit
ted, Boston National outfielder, left today
for Haddock, ,Oa., to cbnfer with Man
ager Duuimgs sana j-roswe.ni utrrnsy.
He said they would discuss a proposed
m trade with Philadelphia, whereby ha
would go to that team la exchanga for
Westergaard Has an
Easy Time With the
Pride of Vancouver
The 1915 wrestling season In Omaha
opened last night ' when ' Jess Wester
gaard, .who la about the class of the
American heavyweights, dumped Jack
Conners, heralded as the Irish Giant
from Vancouver, B. C, In two straight
falls. .The first flop came In eighteen
minutes and twenty seconds and the sec
ond In thirteen minutes and twenty-eight
A bit' of decency, which proved popular
with the fans present, was exhibited by
Westergaard -when ha threw Connefs In
the second round at the very edge of the
mat and refused ', to accept, the fall
awarded by the. referee. He generously
gave Connors another chance, but Con
ners couldn't deliver and was ' pinned
down' five minutes later. '
Westergaard registered the 'first fall
with a crotch and arm lock and the sec
ond by tho same routs.
. ' ' I
Henderson and Reid ;
Lead in Professional
and Amateur Shoots
PITTSBURG, Pa,, Jan. 7. Tha '- of
ficial trap shooting records of tha Inter
state association f6r 1914 award first
place among amateurs to'Woolfolk Hen
derson of Lexington, Ky., while 1 H.
Reld of Seattle leads the professionals.
Henderson brolwi t,t8l- targets out of 1.Q30,
glvtn him an average of .9683. Reld shat
tered lJ4'out of 8,f26, scoring an aver
age of , .
The records wera compiled upon the
basis of minimum of 3,000 targets dur
ing the last season, and -the scores of
more than 1,000 trap shooters were consid
ered as the result of competition In regis
tered tournaments. - Tha percentage of
mora than 300 amateurs and professionals
are included in the report.
II.' 8. Huntley, Omaha, amateur, made
an average of .9652.
BENEFIT - FOR GYMNASIUM
Creighton Students Plan to Dispose
. It Tickets in Order to Kaiie
First Donation. '
Feds Pay Out Big
Advance to Other
League Stars Hired
CHICAGO, Jan. T.-Club owners of tha
Federal league have paid out- $30,000 in
1915 salary- advances to major and minor
league stars Who deserted Organised Base
Ball for the v Federals, according to a
statement today by James A. Gllmore,
Protection of this money, ha said, to oae
of the objects ot tha league's suit filed
against Organized Base Bail, charging It
with operating in violation oC the Sher
man anti-trust law.
"ie league jproposes to fight to a
finish to protect this investment," Gil
more said. "In the event of a repetition
of legal controversies which Impaired the
UUI season, when litigation caused sev
eral of our star players to alt Idly on tha
bench air season, this money will be tied
up in a knot which will take months' to
disentangle. Wa propose to make our
selves certain of tha results before tha
playing season begins."
Tho Federal league executive cited the
cases of Hal Chase, who deserted tha
Chicago Americans for the Buffalo Fed
erals; Pitcher George Johnson, who
Jumped to the Kansas City Federals from
the : Cincinnati ciub of tha National
league; Armando Mareans, who also quit
the Cincinnati club for the, St. Louis
Federals, and cases of players who have
Joined the ranks of the Federals sine tha
cloae of the 1914 season.
All ot thein, Ollmore aaid. have received
advance money on - their I91S salaries
J'ltcner waiter Johnson heads tha list
with Sfi.000. and others have been paid
sums ranging from 11.000 to $3,000.
STANDING OF CLUBS
IN REVOLVER LEAGUE
7. The standing of
OWENS AND STEVENS ARE
TIED IN POOL TOURNEY
Owens . .
TO HEAR PLAY OP STRONGHEABT.
At a mass meeting of Creighton, stu
dents at . tha Creighton law school
Wednesday evening, li was decided to
hold a benefit performance for the new
university gymnasium at the Boyd
theater - on the evening of January 90.
The proposition Is being backed by some
of the more prominent alumni of the
university. The seating capacity of the
theater will be bought for that evening,
tickets will be' sold by the students to
friends, and the profits at the box office
be' turned over as the first real con
tribution to the gymnasium fund.
Dr. E. H. Bruening of the denial de-i
partment Is the moving spirit In the
project. The following committee on ar
rangements has been appointed: Charles
hook, medical chairman; James Martin,
arts, vice president; Richard D. Kelly,
secretary-treasurer; Carl Ruaium, medi
cal, publicity. ',.,, 1
' The play, ' which will be produced by
the stock .company now playing at the
Boyd, will be tha famous college play
"Strongheart" portraying the Indian at an
eastern school. Tha foot ball team will
be present In boxes as .guests of the
alumni, while the varsity glee club will
Indications Are They Are Maying
- Inroads Into the German Tri
CLAIM NUMEROUS ADVANCES
several cases of flannel garments from.
the Stout Institute, Mcnointnle, Wls.:
besides a quantity ot corniueal, beans
Grand Island Men ,
Bowlers to Matoh
From Grand' Island oomes a red-hot
challenge- to Omaha bowlers to compete
with five high average men of the Grand
Island City league at that city., Tha
Orand Island men want to roll th
Burgess Nash team, the Clara Belles or
the Omaha Btar team on the Brunswick
alleys at Grand Island any ttms It Is
convenient for the Omaha men to appear
WILL SEEK NEW BY-LAW
AT GOLF BODY MEETING
NEW YORK. Jan
t lie various clubs pompoainr thW United
States Revolver- association, based upon
the - matches' won and lost. Is as fol
lows: 'Springfield, i, 0; FitUburgh. 6. 0: Olym
pic, i. it; Denver, 4. 1; Providence t, t;
Youngutown. 1, I; Dallas. 1. 3; tit. Iouls,
1. 1: Manhattan. 8, 0. Portland. 4. 6;
ftpokantv . 1: JNirtsmoutlK, 0, ; L'Uisena.
41, t; Hverly, , i; fceattln. S, t; boston,
.1. 6: Chirago, , 3, Manitoba, , 4; beli.
vllle, 8, &.
Seroml tiaseman Johnny Fsrrell has
n-igm-.i with tite Chlcaso elub. - -
fawver t OBptatat -Cnred.
Dr. Kings New Life Pills will rid the
sys'em of fermenting foods and poisons.
Keep stomach and liver healthy. 25c. All
By defeating fthepard last night In the
rCapitol pool tournament, 100 to 61, Owens
worked his way back to first placa. with
Stevens. . Owens had the game well In
fhand after the fourth Inning, gradually
gaining upon his opponent as tha game
pro greased. Tha last game of the tour
nament will be played tonight between
tha two leaders, Btevens and Owens, to
see who has tha honor of winning: first
prise, and tomorrow evening the loser
will play Andy Swanson for second and
third "prises. ...
Score by innings: :
Owens. 1 4, 1. 13, 10, 10, , 6, 7, 11, 7. 14,
Nmepard. 2, Vi, 12. 1. 4. 4. . 9, 7. S. 3, . 0-
65 6JL i
Scratches: Owens, 4; Bhepard, 4. Dead
balls: 3. Referee: . Dixon. "
COAST SCHEDULE CHANGE
AN AID-TO THE WHITE SOX
HICAOO,' Jan. 7. Postponement of
the opening of the Paclflo Coast league
season from March 4 to March 31, news
of which was received here today will
enable the Chicagd Americana to carry
out their original plans tor their train
ing trip. The White Box squad will leave
Chicago early in February, and after
preliminary training -at Paso Robles will
play a series of games with tha coast
league teams, some o which. It Is said,
would have been impossible had the sea
son opened ' March 24. ,
OMAHA ONE OF THREE IN .
FIELD FOR GOLF TOURNEY
CHICAGO. Jan. 7. Awarding of turl
namenta and action en the definition of
amateurs are on the program for tho
meeting of the Western Golf association
here next week. It was predicted a radi
cal definition of amateurs would be
adopted. . .
Three clubs are left In the field for
the western amateur tournament, it is
said. They are: The Glen Echo, Bt.
Louis; tho Mayfield Country club, Cleve
land, and the Omaha Country club.
' CHICAGO, Jan. 7. A new bylaw to per
mit Investigation of any charges of pro
fessionalism 18 to be sought tomorrow at
the annual meeting of the United States
Golf association tn New Tork, acordlng
to Frank l. Woodward of Denver, pres
ident of the Western Golf association,
and nominee for prexident of the United
States Golf association. Mr. Woodward
and Silas H. Strawn and W. A. Alexander
left tonight for New Tork to attend the
meeting. Heretofore 'charges of profes
sionalism must have .been preferred by
another amateur In order to gain tha at
tention ot the executive board.
CALDWELL SIGNS NEW
YORK AMERICAN CONTRACT
N KW TORK, Jan. 7. Manager Dono
van of tha New York American league
basa ball club, arrived her from fala
manca. N. T., today with a contract
signed by Ray Caldwell, who is to pitch
for the New Tork Americana during tha
coming season. Tha eontrax-t was signed
"Publicity is tha life of base ball." one
said (he rine Charles Webb Murphy. The
1ankes lll be full of Ufa by April 15
at the prtM-nt r-te.
Baffy Loses Match.
OIJSNWOOD, la., Jan. 7. (Special.)
Last night st the Jtex theater here,
"Ouffy" of Pacific Junction failed to
throw Myers, the Burllnxton brakoman,
twice In thirty minutes and thereby for
feited $26. Uuffv won the first fall In
twenty-three minutes, but failed to se
cure the second. Preliminaries were two
11-year-old boys, followed ty a matin De
twee n Shuffler of Pacitio Junction and
Col well of Glen wood, hhuffler lost the
first and won the next two falls. Myron
Moore of Paclflo Junction ref creed all
t ) tnatrheS.
Wilson Will Make
Western Trip of
Nearly Two Months
' WASHINGTON, Jan. 7. President Wil
son expects his trip to the Panama canal.
the San Dlgo and Ban Francisco expos!
tlons and tils speaking tour afterward to
last from March i to.My 1. He told
callers today ho planned to be away
from Washington for that period unless
Ipiillo business necessitates bis presence
Detailed plans for the formal opening
of the canal were considered at m con
ference today between the president and
Senators Overman, Hoke Smith and Gal-
Utiger and Representatives Underwood,
Mann and Sherley. Mr. Wilson now has
before him a tentative program for -the
opening, drawn up under the direction
of Secretaries Bryan, Garrison and Dan
An ' invitation to include th Pacific
northwest in he itinerary was extended
tcrtUn president today by Senators Cham-
berlain and Lane of Oregon, Borah and
Brady of Idaho. Sutherland of Utah and
Jones and Polndexter ' of Washington.
He promised to take in those states If
possible. " j
WASHINGTON. Jan. 7-TPpecial Tele
gram. Kural It-tter carriers appointed:
For Nebraska. William D. Love. Wayne;
tor Iowa. James C. Murray, An'Kwiy:
John ('. UufCield. Garden Grove: Dennis
B. Ford. K'MM-II.
John Carson was appointed postmaster
st KirWvtlle, Wapello county, Iowa, vice
D. U. Dana, reiuned.
Cora il. Paul ut Arlington, la., has
leeu upi-olnted a cleik In the Treasury
PARIS, Jan. 7. The French report
given out this afternoon announces the
capture of a portion of the German first
line trenches In the Woevre district to
the northwest ot Flirty. This advance
derives Its Importance from the fact that
It Indicates the French ere making In
roads Into the-German triangular posi
tion, the apex of which rests on she
right bank -of the river Mouse at St.
The activity in Flanders and Franco is
still confined largely to - artillery -x
changes. Mines also have been exploited
at two points on the line, with successful
results to the French troops,
The enemy at Bteinbach has not'SV-
tacked again and the French fn this
region have retained their position,'
They claim also an advance toward
Allklrch, In Aluaoe, south ot SttMnbach
and Mue.lhauoen. Tho text of the com
- Long; Artillery FlgM.
"During the day of January there
occurred, from the sea to the Dys, noth
ing other than artillery fighting in which
we had almost always the 'advantage.
Our batteries put to flight certsln Gor
man aviators who were coming in the
direction of Dunkirk, and then compelled
cessation of the fire of German laifie
throwers In the region of Zillebeke. '
"The enemy bombarded violently tho
head ef tha Belgian bridge to the south
"In the region of Llllo .we repulsod
with successes violent German uttack on
one of our trenches. This trencji In t.ho
beginning lost by us was recaptured with
great brilliancy and by the exploding of
mines wa demolished a portion of the
German field works. Between tha Somuio
and the Otnna there has been nothing to
report except artillery engagements.
Exploding; Mines Stop Work.
"To, tha east of Rheims on tha Alger
we exploded some mines yesterday evnn
Uig. This resulted in tha stopping of the
enemy's field work. ,
"in the Argonne, to tha west and to
the north ot Verdun, there war yester.
day artillery engagements ra which the
enemy did not show much activity.
"In tha Woevre district tha advance
made by us to the northwest of Fllrey
is more Important that was at first taken
to be the case. We made ourselves mas
ters of a portion of, tha enemy's first
At Stelnbach and at tho- adkilnlna
heights the enemy has not delivered a
counter attack. A iiecslstent rain. tn.
ge titer with the state of tha ground, made
any operauonidlfflcult. Wa have re
tained all the positions oonquered by us
in preceding a ays. There were) two at.
tacks on the part of tha enemy, one to
tha west of Watwiller and tha other near
Koieoniag. Both were immediately re
pulsed. Wa have made progress In tha
direction of Allklrch by occupying tha
forests situated four kilometres (two and
one-half miles) to tha west of this town.
uur neavy artillery reduced to silence
thst of the enemy.
"During all, the day of January tha
enemy bombarded tha hospital at Thann."
HORSE THIEVES IDENTIFIED
AS ESCAPED CONVICTS
BVAN8TON, Wyo., Jan. 7.epeelal.)
Charles Jackson, horsethlef who ws
killed In this county a few weeks 'ago
while resisting arrest, has been Identi
fied as F. M. Stringer, an escaped Mon
Una convict. His alleged ' brother. Jack
Jackson, who was with him when he
was killed and who Is la tha Wyoming
penitentiary to do five years for, horse
stealing, also has been identified as a
Montana fugitive convict, O. R. Elwood.
Stringer and Eiwood escaped from the
Warm Springs convict camp la Montana
on September 15, 1914. They fled Into
Wyoming and worked south through this
state until they appropriated a bunch of
horses belonging to ranchmen of the
Brldger district. The killing of Stringer
and capture of Klwood followed, He
pleaded guilty. ,
Stringer was sent to tha Montana peni
tentiary on October 14, ISIS, for grand
larceny. He was born at, Durant, Wis.,
and was US years ef age. Elwood was
sent to the Montana prieon, November .
W for "aiding to escape." He la from
Southern Pacific, is
Defendant in Fifty
PAN FRANCISCO.' Jan. 7.-The South.
em Tsclflo company and several' of lis
subsidiary oil corporations are named as
defendants In three civil, suits, -Involving
approximately f50.000.OM, to be filed In
Los Angeles today by tha. Untied States
government, according to announcements
These actions are alleged to involve the
titles to more than 1.000 acres of property
in Kern county, upon which .mora than
MO oil producing well are located. ' The
government will ask that a receiver be
appointed to handle the output ot.tlie
properties until the 'action has been de
cided In court, ' ' . .
The complaints - contain the . allegation
that tho Southern Pacific company mis
represented the Iai14-Jn question as "agri
culture" when application waa made
which reunited In patents for the land
being Issued by the government. It I
s Urged that tha railroad company knew
that the land was oil bearing property
at tha time, V i
Tha action Is along tha lines of several
suits' Instituted against the Southern Pa
clfic company by the government during
the last two years, . '
Reply to Note Ecg-arding Shipping,
, it it Said, Will Be Satisfactory
' to United States. . .'
- NEGROES LOST IN HOUSE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.-8e.nate amend
ments to the Immigration bill proposing
to bar negroes evoked a storm of debate
In the house today when tha bill was
taken up for confederation of the dif
ferences between the two. houses. The
amendment was rejected, 2J to. 95. The
disagreement will go to conference.
Northern and southern members lined up
In a stormy colqr line debate, tha former
as a rule attacking tha amendment, and
the latter defending It. t
WILL SEEK TO AVOID DELAYS
LONDON,' Jan. The reply of Great
Britain to the American note regarding
Interference with American shipping. it
Is said, . In well ""Informed quarters is
wholly conciliatory vnil shows a dispo
sition on thsr part of Kngland to do
everything with ressj.i to avVrt ilelsy
to American shipping at a time ; whep
freight ratea are high and consequcnily
loss of time la costly to ship owners.
Kngland wishes td do everything1 in Its
power consistent with Hie proper safe
guarding of the Interests of the allies
to facilitate world trade and stimulate
commerce, paralysed as It Is by wnr con
ditions. - Consequently, It Is declared.
there Is no disposition on the - pert ot
Kngland to protest against the purchase
of German vessels by Americans where
the sales are genuine and the ships are
not ' used so as to avoid what might
reasonably ba called the consequences
The use ot transferred German ships In
tha cotton trade with Germany probably
would call forth- objections from the al
lies, although cotton Is not contraband,
because the allies, It Is said, would regard
such use as a roundabout means of es
caping tha effects of tha war.
At any rata objection Is not likely to
come until ships are actually transferred
and their prospective use Is' clearly Indi
cated. It la probable that tha allies will
take tha position that tha sale money
shall be' hold until tha close of the war
u i guarsntee that It will - not ba of
assistance to belligerents. , ,
An assurance that German ships pur
chased by the United States government
or Its cltlsena would engage In the South
American trad only, probably would sat
isfy the allies and prevent any formal ob
jection as, a stimulation of tha trade wjjh
Couth America Is greatly desired by all
While It I" pointed out that tha sale f
Oermsn ships In New Tork to themeiW
can government or Its cltltens would
Inevitably relieve Orrmsn cttisens of the
heavy expense of maintenance and in
surance, undoubtedly consequences of
war within the meaning of International
practice, still Kngland probably w--uld
be willing to waive-objections on this
point were the vessels to enter trade In
no way beneficial 'to' Germany, Austria
er Turkey. '-.' ' ' . .'
Will Pay U. S; Back in ,
Industry. When War '
Over, Says Belgian
Cm PSKlA ,Jn. ,7 (via London). "If
the 1'plted Pistes had pot come to our
sld It would have mant starvation 'for
moot vt us," en Id 'Alfred Nerlnex, pro
visional .burgoiniter Of-Jjnuvsln, today.
"Wa ore willing .to work,, but we csnnot
when- the doors are closed to axports.
We can not buy food." even If wa have
the money,' when the' doors are closed t
import It Is no fault -of ours If we
starve. Feed us now and we shall pay
jou nee in industry wuen ne war is
The American . relief copunlttee ' hss
frcedoh) of movement.' The' Oernikn offi
cials are sealoitaly scrupulous In eeefng
that no food Is taken for Germans. .
Hunger Is driving .mors and more per
sons who have been welt-to-do to stifle
their pride and ask for bread. ' The re
mote towns, where suffering ts most
acute, are now being reached by the
American , commission and . . no Belgian
who ulll ask tot food need go hung
PRESIDENT WILL CROSS
I0WALATE IN APRIL
IOWA CITY, ls Jan. 7.-( Special. )
The probable Itinerary of President Wil
son's visit to Iowa during the latter part
of April was announced today by Judge
.M.' J. Wade to IncluJe Iowa City and
the ' towns . of . tho Rork Island . from
Council Bluffs to Davenport.
RelgUa Relief Shipment.
BHLLM rOURCHB, H. D., Jan. 7.-(.S(ecuO.)-SatuMay
of last week the
flour shipment from the Black. Hills to
lelglum was made, C6 sacks going from
the Tri-8tate Milling company of Bells
Fourthe. The millers' rUf movement
has netted a total of 75,000 barrels of
flour valued at H00.004 In addlUon to
the flour tha cargo will contain SIS cases
of condensed milk, tha gift ot Mr. James
J. Hill: M blankets, contributed by the
North gtar Woolen Mills company and
others', t union suits for children, the
J gift of the NortUwcstern Knitting works;
I S&hBMI M II if oP. i ne lion sent as a present by the tymperor '.II
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