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THF, ItKK: OMAHA. F1MDAY, DKCKMHKK 17, 1!M.V 5 BRINGING UP FATHER HELLO - MICKEY PLAYERS RICK ON ANTEBELLUM PAY Base Ball Toilers Do Not Want to Kcturn to "Before the War" Salaries. - JIM GUMOItE STANDING- PA1 " NEW YORK, Pec' 16. New angles to the base ball peace situation developed rapidly today, and the efforts of organ ized and Independent Interests to, get to gether on a harmonious business basis may result In far-reaching readjustments of the entire professional base ball struc ture. Many of the players are demanding that their status be considered In an arrange ment made between the various leagues. They say that they are the real founda tion of the game and that they cannot sit Idly by and see a return of the con dition which prevailed In base ball be fore the advent of the Independent or ganization. Although the Players' fraternity has not as yet figured In the situation. It Is known that the leading members and officials of that body are prepared to make a fight If their rights are threat ened. Close followers of the game arc said to realize that there is more at stake than appears on the surface at this tlm. Certain Federal league magnates have intimated that peace between the major leagues and their association is only the beginning of far-reaching readjustments that may . require several years to work Utt - . Gilmore'a Dental. . Chief among knotty problem remain ing to be solved Is that involved in the demand of President Gilroora that Or ganised Base Ball must take over tbe 380,000 : payroll of the Federal league. Mews that the American league In its Chicago session yesterday agreed to the peace terms formulated by. National and Federal league members here, was wel comed by the members of both leagues, rresident Qilmore of the Federal league aid: "A Federal league commute will al ways be ready to treat with the organ ized base ball forces. But the Federal league finds Itself in a rather comfort able position today. If there Is any de sire on the part of the opposition to continue the fight, we will, fight. 'We ciosed our option on our New York property yesterday. The option had run out and we had either to ,buy or fUlt." When asked the terms of the settle ment, Mr. Qilmore said: "You could not expect me to aay any tlJng about that right fiow. There Is ....!.. Ltw imAn wklli T knnw u 1(1.1. uno l II' I ' ft wfru.a " ...... wl'l insist. Every ball player, who came wtyh us and thus brought themselves under the ban of Organised Base Ball, will be protected." Peace Ship Leaves Chicago. CHICAGO, Dec. 16. The base ball "peace ship," with President Johnson leading the American lesgue envoys, left toc'ay for New York, while fans discussed n report that the terms of truce Include h change of ownership In two American league clubs as well as those in the Na tional league due to be sold. Strict silence on the terms brought from New York yesterday by Barney Dreyfuss was maintained by all Interested parties. President Weeghman of the Chicago Fed erals, who was in the party of Organized txtse ball men, lately his enemies, declined to talk on the generally accepted story that he and a partner new in base ball will take over the Cubs and play them in his North Bide park. Johaaon'a Statement. Not all "contract jumpers" would be reinstated. If the stand of President John son on that subject Is 'upheld... Speaking on the player question, Mr. Johnson said: "t anticipate little trouble from the player question. There were not many stars who jumped from our league. The few who leaped in mMseason will never be taken back." This was taken to mean that Hal Chase, who Jumped the White Sox club in mldaeason, will fce given no berth In the American league, but will have to take his chances of receiving his salary from the backers of the Federal league or of being drafted into the National or ganization. .Connie Mack .aid that Frank Baker, the home run king, would have to wait before he would know the uniform he is to wear. "I though everybody wanted Baker," said Mack, "but I found this to be all talk. I didn't get an offer for him to day." "Pep" Merchant Puis Is Given Letter "B" Prof. Edwin L. Puis, chief "pep" mer chant at Bellevu college, was given a letter 'B" last night as a surprise at th banquet to tse foot ball team. I Fremont ftchennle'. FREMONT, Neb., Dec. 16. (Special ) The Fremont High school bucket ball team has a schedule of games anaiiKed liicliirtitiK matches with Omaha Commer cial Hia-h, West Point, I'oluinliua. W ahoo. bi.Kiouri Valley, Counoil Bluffs and tiukdale. Wahoo played here this eveit- i - i , ------ t- , . i .... I 1 r , ' ii i n ' r"i .. II., v JERRY - WHAT t voo Want? s . ' i 11 III II vm.. r wm ' I l . ilia JV I l if x III i I I I , P ' UNTIUIAK ' l( WW IIHINKIMAO S MttM.! rr U I) U I, BETTER WAff r Just an Earful By Tad When Willie T-ewls went to Paris some years ago to stsrt boxing In the big frogeaters' town he was a novice at the drinking game and barely touched any thing but the old suds of George Ehret. He went over with lan McKetriek and was matched to meet a likely young French velter 'at one of the smaller clubs. Willie trained hard, got Into pretty good shspe, and on the afternoon of the battle sat In front. of a big cafe to rest and take In the sights. Pome French sportsmen esme along. sat alongttlde of our hero and started to talk fight. On of them ordered a rouna of drinks and they bulled Willie into lapping up some absinthe. Not being aware of the awful kick In that powder, Willie went after It like a hound. He thought it was a sweet temperance drink and waded Into eight or nine. The night of the fight he walked along hnlf-dazed with Dan McKetriek. He was' stripped and in the ring before he knew It. Things seemed smoky and he didn't hear or seo things as usual. The referee called the men to the cen ter. McKetriek did the talking. Willie says the next thing he knew a bell rang and he walked over, shook handa with the referee and knocked him for a goat. Twenty mlnutea for a new book. An hour later the referee was all right caw In the middle of the trio for six PETERS AND GREEK WRESTLEJOESDAY Contest to Be Staged Here at tb,e Auditorium by Omaha Ath letio Club. . .... PAPILLION ' IAD : BACK HOME Articles have been signed for a wres tle at the Auditorium Tuesday night be tween Charlie Peters of Papllllon and Kuvaros, the big Greek wrestler, who was matched for a go with Joe Stecher last week, the match having been called off by Stecher because of a case of la grippe. The match is staged by the Omaha Athletic club through Dr. Tamalsla. This will be the first wrestling match Omaha fans have had a chance to wit ness in Omaha since 'July 4, when Joe Stecher and Charles Cutler met at Rourk park and Stecher gained all sorts of new notoriety. Kuvaros comes with a good reputation. having beaten many of the best of them and Is rated as a high class man. He is a heavyweight of about 230 pounds and Is built much after the order of the elder ZbyBZko. Peters Is reckoned as a regular second Joe Stecher, as he has been traveling around tha country far the last two or three years, throwing all comers. In Oklahoma he beat many good men and made quite a reputation for himself in Texas. He recently wrestled Hrnst for half an hour to a standstill. Peters Is nearly as heavy as the Greek and' is full of confidence, declaring that all he asks from his old supporters is a chance to show how good he has really grown. Jack Prince, who has seen the Greek wrestle in the east, declares that he is a wonder and that he will surely give a good account of himself. Peters Is the lad Pete Loch had up his sleeve when he posted Sl'jO as forfeit for a mtach with Lewis, but Iewls side stepped the match, t Prince Signs Up Teams for the Big ' International Tug Everything Is looming up fine for the big international tug 'o war which Jack Prince Is to stage at the Omaha Audi torium, January 1 to . Mr. Prtnc has leased the Auditorium for the seven nights and he promises the Omaha sport lovers some carnival, with the accent on the word some. The feature of the big carnival, of course, will be the pulling matches between the various teams. Eight teams will contest. Including America, England, Ireland. Germany, wripn Tl.nmark Hnhemia and Italv. j CapUllnl, mho hav, entered teams so far are as follows: Nelson T. Thorson, Swedish; Emll Talbot, Danish; Tat Welsh, Irlsh; J. M. Calabria. Italian. Others are expected to be entered by Filday night. The huge platform and th specially constructed rope will all be ready by Monday night, so th teams may prac tice each evening at th Auditorium. SIR HORACE PLUNKETT PROVES A CHESS SHARK An exciting conflict battled over th rhes board was staged by Sir Horace Plunkett and George U. Barker, til South Thirty-seventh street, during the Irish nobleman's visit to Omaha. Mr. Barker is one of the best chess player in Omaha, but 'tis said he was forced to succumb U the more strategic maneuvers of Sir Horace and admit defeat. The victory otter the Ornahan provei that Sir Horace 1 considerable of a chess shark. , Copyright. WS. f Service. 1 er- 1 - , LtfT WJ0 0Jt HIM Cup. again and Willie swung at the guy h rounds. It was a draw. JIM CALLAHAN TO MANAGE PIRATES Dreyfuss Announces Former White Sox Chief Will Bun Pitts j'. burgh Club. . TAKES FEED ' CLARKE'S PLACE PITTSBURGH, Dec. 16. President Bar ney Dreyfuss announced tonight that James J. Callahan, former manager of the Chicago White Sox, has been ap pointed manager of the Pittsburgh Na tional league team to succeed Frd Clarke, resigned. Stecher Disposes Of Micheloff with The Greatest Ease KANSAS CITY. Mo.. Dec. 16. (Special Telegram.) Joe Stecher, the Nebraska wrestler, defeated Ivan Micheloff, the Russian giant, in straight falls her to night. He won the first in fourteen min utes and four seconds with a scissors and body hold and the second In eighteen mlnutea and ten seconds with the same hold. The showing of the Russian, weighing 240 pounds, was disappointing. Stecher apparently was never in danger, and quickly sized up the tall foreigner. The Russian did not look as heavy as the ad- nce notices announced. CITY FIXES PRICE FOR USE OF AUDITORIUM FOR WRESTLE The Omalia Athletic club secured the use of the Auditorium for next Tuesday night for I'M) guarantee, with the privil ege of the city taking JO per cent of the receipts if that per cent should be over tm The mstch is to be between Charlie Peters of Papllllon and Kuvaros, th Greek Giant, who came west to take th measure of Joe Stecher at St. Joseph. Two Germans Now in Turkish Cabinet PARIS, Dec. 16. Telegraphing from Athens, under date of December 16, th correspondent of the Havaa News agency says: "A diplomatic authority her gives out th news that the Ottoman government has consented to th appointment of two German as under secretaries of state In th finance and police departments of th Turkish administration." To Guard Against : Misuse of Passports WASHINGTON. Pee. 11 Rigid precau tion against further misuse of American passport were announced by th State department under an executive order issued by President Wilson. New and stringent regulations hav been imposed and to enforce them there will be estab lished immediately in New York a spe cial bureau, a department directed from Washington by Counsellor Polk. CHICAGO MAYOR SAYS WEST FOR PREPAREDNESS NEW YORK, Dec. la-Mayor William Hal Thompson of Chicago, speaking at th Bankers' rlub here, declared that the middle west was almost unanimous In suppoit of a policy of "preparedness. "I believe It is almost the unanimous opinion of th middle west." he said, "that th national shall have everything that will properly defend or safeguard it against a foreign foe." International FDLTZ LAYS DOWN LAW TOJAGNATES Says Peace Pact Must Provide foi Restoring Jumpers to Original Status. ALL CONTRACTS STILL BINDING NEW YORK. Dec. 16 David Fults, president of th base ball fraternity, Is sued a statement this afternoon relative to the peace negotiations between the Federal league and the American and National leagues. 'Should peace negotiations prove suc cessful," said Fults. "there will of course be a provision restoring all players who have gone to the Federals to their orig inal status In Organized base ball. Any other settlement would be grossly Illog ical and unfair to the players. Contract Mast Stand. "Provision will doubtless also be made for carrying out the long-term contracts signed by players with both Organized base ball and the Federal league. No declaration of peace by the magnates can In any way affect the validity of these contracts. "All adjustments should be made sub Ject to these obligations; otherwise mag nate who buy Interests In clubs may find later that they have assumed ob ligations of which they were unaware at the time of the transaction. There are also players both In Orga nized base ball and the Federal league who have not yet received their entire salaries for 191 ti. These obligations, too, hall be taken Into consideration in any adjustment. Wonld Reinstate Fens. ''Should peace b declared it would re suit in automatically restoring to full membership In the Base Bell Players fra ternity all Federal league players who were member before going to the Federal league. "While th fraternity la not obligated by ita bylaws to protect plsyer.V con tract mad when they wer not aetlva member of th organization, yet it will be glad to us Its' best endeavor to see that tha legal rights of the Federal leaguers as well as those of Organized ball players, are respected.' Will Try to Bar Food Mailed to Germany LONDON, Dee. 16. Comlderahle quanti ties of food are being sent to Germany by parcel post from America and we are in communication with our embassador at Washington on th subject, Lord Robert Cecil, parliamentary undr secre tary for foreign affairs, Informed the Hour of Commons today. Th under secretary added that other steps had been taken to deal with th matter effectively. Th citizens' committee for food ship ment to Germany and Austria an nounced In New York last week It had delivered to the United States postofflcc Its first packages of food, consisting of condensed milk, lard and rice, to be shipped as first-class mall. These parcels, the committee said, were for starving children In Germany ami Austria. Strike Cases Sent to Colorado Springs TRINIDAD, Colo., Dec. Jg.-The trial of William Diamond, Indianapolis, repre sentative of the international organiza tion of the United Mine Workers of America, and three local union officials will be tried at .Colorado Springs, In February, on charges of murder, grow ing out of the, Colorado Coal Miners' strike. Charles Cavender, district Judge, who late yesterday granted a change of venue in all strike cases, todsy des ignated the place of trial. Cleary Is Found Guilty of Forgery NEW CITY, N. Y., Dec. 1.-Wlllism V Cleary, former town clerk of Haverstraw, was found guilty of second degree forg ery by a Jury today. Th jurors made s recommendation for mercy. , Cleary, for merly a political power In the community, first gained notoriety by killing his son-in-law, F.ugene Newman. Of this crime he was acquitted. Later he wss Indicted for forgery snd grand larceny and fled last May. After a determined search he was found in Washington and brought back for trial. SIXTY CHILDREN TAKEN FROM BURNING HOME DOYLESTOWN. Pa., Dec. l.-HIty children, ranging from 1 to S years ol I. wer safely taken out of a burning dormi tory of th Chrlst'a home for homeloa and destitute children at Warminster, near here today. The children were at dinner when fir was discovered la the basement. The older children were marched out while th attendants, with th help of some of th older boy and girls, helped to carry out the babes. Drawn for The Bee by George McManus MINIONS OF KING OUT FORA FROLIC Members of Board of Governors of Ak-Sar-Ben Call Those of Work ing Crew in for Banquet. EVENING IS A BUSY ONE "We're here berause we're here" "Smash." right then a lump of sugar plunked him in the eye. Who? Well, most everybody who tried to sing or do anything else at the dinner given by the Honrd of Governors of Ak-Bsr-Be'i to the hustling committee and the work- nf crew of this year' organization, at '.lie Ilenahaw last night. It was a riotous night, and whrn the X) guests had eaten everything they cared for, they began to throw hardtack. blacults, match boxes and lump suyr at one another across the big banquet oom. The tables were arranged for about fifteen guest to a table. When the fire of sugar and hardtack waa directed too heavily against any on of the trenches, up went all the white napkins, widely waving for peace. Why not have soma fun? Didn't these fellow work Ilk ground squirrels all summer and fall for King Ak-sar-ben just for the glory of serving the king? Were not these fellow all volunteers in the patrlotlo service of the king, for no pay but the pleasure of doing a duty to a happy and prosperous realm? They did exactly that. So this was their night to play. There wer raw oys ters with lemon and horseradish; ther was nice tenderloin, browned Just right; there waa easorted cheese and water crackers; ther wer olives and celery, and there were liquid refreshments. But what availed' all this for Walter Jardln? Poor Jardlne, banquet or no banquet, insists on his ham and eggs. Bo In waltsed a shiny black waiter with a huge plate literally splattered - with eighteen fried eggs and great slices of ham. And Commissioner Jsrdln fell .to like a man. With the dinner rushed through swiftly. nlmost recklessly, A. W. Jcffcrls, was called upon to preside. Preside! That wss a Joke for sure. As well might a cowboy apeak of presid ing at a atampede of a million cattle at midnight In a thunderstorm. "We com here" or om such phrase as that, th chslrman uttered. Maltltnde lleaponila. "Wow, wow," replied the multitude newly turned to pastur. And the speak er's voice waa lost at once. Bill Lawrence waa doing aome kind of a tango, and singing something about "Pep, pep, pepperino, Keno Kirtdo." Os car Lleben w as carving atrsnice figures out of the smoky atmosphere with his gesticulating arms. What ue for a chalrmsn to try to speak? Gus Renx wss running madly from on end of th room to the ther, trying to calm th mad crowd. No use. The chairman, however, must have managed to finish his speech, and maybe he Introduced the king of th realm, Ward Burgeas, for King Burgess, at any rate, waa th next man on his feet. The same screams and bawling greeted him. It was a most undignified way to greet a king, but King Burgess took It In oid faith. Burgess 'said something shout being willing to pay W.0O) or 7.u(K) fur the priv ilege of being king, as they do down at Houston where Dad Weaver made aome Investigations recently, but n ae satis fled to hav been granted the kingship at a less sacrifice of coin. There being no chance for speakers, laymen or kings, the crowd was touted Into adjournment earlier than was ex pected, and all hustled to the llayety a half hour before time for the perform ance. There they made themselves heard and felt throughout the evening's performance In some degree as they had at the banquet. It waa a night to f remembered. Hut why ,not? Have they not been long under the strict discipline of Gus Rcnze and the rest at the Pen, and all for the love of the realm? Two Men Burned to Death by Stream of Boiling Tar LEADVILI.E. Colo.. Iec. l.-Tom Dixon. 20. and William Theros. II, wore burned to death, and William and W. I- Blum were probably fatally scalded lata yesterday when a metallic hoe cur rying boiling tar, with which they wer spraying th walls of a building, broke. Blum 'was severely burned in trying to rescu his companions. ONE KILLED. ONE HURT IN AUTO ACCIDENT HOOTLANP. 8. D.. Dec 16. Hiram Walter of Freeman, S. I , ws killed nd William Cobb of this plac Injured n an auto accident near here yesterday. Walters was guiding s dlnaril.d car, which was being pulled by s mach'ne driven by Mr. CVibh. The Walter car skidded over sn embankment, dragging the other with it. Wallers wss Crushed to death beneath the overturned machine. MANUFACTURER MURDERS WIFE ANDKILLSHIMSELF ULOVRRSYILLrO, N. Y., Dec. 16.-Jes.in Sellgman. treasurer of the Gloversvillo Leather compnny, and Mrs. Pcllgmnn ere dead In ImmI at their home here to day. In Sellgman's hand was a revolver with which he had evidently killed his wife and then shot himself. n an adjoining room their little daughter Mary, S years old, waa found at play. Sellgman left a note reading: "This Is the only way out of It." Sellgmnn was the son of Albert J. Sellg man of th brokerage firm of Sellgman A Meyer of New York, and a nephew of Henry-Bellgrrvan of tha banking firm of I. and W. Sellgman, also of New York. lluatnn Hectares War. "It means war to the death If the Fed T) I league carries out It pinna of In vading New ork. said Captain T, 1 Hut ton. Holiday Bargain Prices In Stylish Overcoats For $14 and $16.50 wo have on sale for the holi day season surpassing overcoats, both in quality and style. Buying them at the end of the season at a very low price we are able to sell them at prices Usually obtained in February. - .They include the popular short, loose back coat with velvet collar, staple" black and Oxford Chester Yields and long warm ulsters. The garments are brand new arid the values will appeal to every overcoat buyer. Secure one of them while the selection is large. " Apparel Gifts for Men If in doubt buy him something he can wear. He will appreciate such a gift. This man's store is strong ly equipped with wearing apparel new and attractive to men. Check this list over: Bath Robes with Slippers to match, Fancy and Dress Vests, Silk Shirts, Pajamas, Gloves, Silk Hose, Jewelry Novelties, a wonderful display of Neckwear and countless other articles found at an up-to-date men's store. y tv7 rt fvryrr "BABY" We can't think of any name but BABY for tha doll w are go ing to give away this week. It you girls want to ae the prettiest, sweetest baby doll In all the world, just come down to The Bee office this week and see ' "BABY" you'll be glad you came, Just to look at her. Everything about her lookg "BABY;" her dress, shoes, hair, rbeeks. mouth, everything Is Just dear, innocent, pink BABY. Wouldn't you like to hold her in your arms just a. wee moment? And think of it she la going home with one of you next week, to be ALL YOUR OWN. How harpy that little girl will be. ld)be, that little girl i You. "" . ... - .. , ,, , , I . - YOU CAN SEE BABY" JUDGE FREES I. W. W.'S AND SCORES POLICEMAN OKLAHOMA CITY, Okl., Dee, tl Presiding Justice Thomas Doyle, c-f tfc criminal court of appeals, bag granted a writ of habeas corpus to eleven Indttg trsll Worker of the World, who wer rentenced In municipal court to ninety day on the county road and to pay a fine of $! each, on charge of vagrancy. Juatlca Doyle castigated tha municipal Judge for herding poor men into court and sentencing them without Informlnt them they wr entitled to b repre sented by attorneys. Regarding the poHcsman who testl fled against all ofthem, Judg Doyl sntd: "When a man Is sworn in twenty eight rase at on time, h might a well be sworn aa a standing witness for that term of court" -a 9; Two more beautifully dressed dolls, hut not so large aa "Bnby," will be Krra an second and third prize. -Baby- will be glrsa l"r to th llttl gui. ade 10 year of ag. that brUiS'S or mall a the largest smmbar f doll's picture cat oat of the Daily aad aaday Be beforo 4 p, , g)tor day, Xooabr is. Her picture will be in The Bee every day this week. Cut them all out and ask your friends to save the pictures in their paper for you, too. See how many pictures o! "BABY" you can get, and be nrA tf tlirn tham in tr Tk. U Bee office before 4 p. m. tsauiraay, uecemoer 18. If you don't win this Dollie, perhaps you can get one next week. Only one doll will bo j given to any one person. AT TIIE BEE OFFICE.