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MAGNATES PLAN TO
FIRE 'VET' CATCHER
Johnson Says Club Owners
Will Act on Proposal to
Release John Henry.
FRATERNITY WILL FIGHT
: Chicago, Feb. 9. John Henry, the
. yeteran catcher of the Washington
club, (aces the possibility of being
driven out of the American league as
punishment for the part he has played
in urging members of the Base Ball
Players' fraternity to strike.
, President Johnson of the Ameri
can league announced today that the
club owners at their meeting in New
York next Thursday will act on the
proposal to pay the Washington club
a sum of money and order the imme
diate release of Henry.
President Johnson said the minor
leagues will ignore the appeal issued
by Fultz for conference to settle the
differences between the minor leagues
and the fraternity. '
Fraternity Will Fight
New York, Feb. 9. President
David L. Fultz of the Base Ball Play
ers' Fraternity, when shown the
statement that Catcher John Henry
of the Washington club might be re
leased as a result of his activity in
connection with the players' organi
"Mr. Johnson's statement ' would
appear to imply that Henry is to be
driven oat of organized base ball. If
this is a correct interpretation of his
remarks, you can rest assured that
the officers of the fraternity will see
that Henry's rights are protected.
There is more to the threat of release
' than appears an the surface, and legal
protection is available if deemed
Fremont High School
. Five Defeats West Point
Fremont, Neb, Feb. 9. (Special
Telegram.) The Fremont High
school basket ball team defeated West
Point five this afternoon, 22 to 7. The
visitors were unable to break through
the defense of the locals, while the
latter did some sensational basket
shooting. The West Pointers lost to
Schuyler Thursday evening, that being
their first defeat of the season. The
team went from Fremont to South
Omaha to play this ' evening. The
FREMONT. ' "l WEST POINT. .
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SuhsUtutae: Chrlsteneen, Haetatn, MuilHr,
Columbus Bowling Team
, Marks Up a New Record
, Columbus, Neb, Feb. 9. (Special.)
In an authorized match game on
the Whitcomb & Ellsworth alleys
here last night Columbus' crack bowl
ing team piled up the unprecedented
score of 3.043, their opponents regis
tering 2,669. This is the largest score
ever made on Columbus' alleys. Jap
Nichols rolled . the highest single
game, with 268, and also was high
on the three games, with 725.. De
tailed score: t
O. Baker ....
Joe QuUmar. .
Totals SOS 1150 sots
Willard and Fulton Sign
, ,! ' , Conditional Articles
Albany, N. Y., Feb. 9. An agree
ment for a ten-round boxing bout be
tween Jess Willard, world's heavy,
weight champion, and Fred Fulton at
Madison Square Garden, New York,
March 26, conditional upon Fulton's
victory over Charley Weinert next
Monday night, was announced here
today by Grant Hugh Browne of New
York. .v...-.,-',- -
The announcement was made before
the state athletic commission after a
license had been granted to the Gar
den Tower association, the new les
sees of Madison Square Garden, rep
resented by Browne at today's meet
ing. ; ' ; " .
Cat Iwt reoraary IS.
Chtemao. feb. t. Members of th. Chl
eago Nationals wr tnatrocted today to re
port bar. on February II. two days before
ther are to d-parr ror the training camp
at Paaadena. Cal. Thin. President Woeah-
maa said, wilt fir him an opportunity to
learn how many players, it any, plan to obey
tho orders 01 tna. juae uau naynra ira
. teralty. . . .
Simp la Atmm Dmggtota Win. 'l '
Thnraday ntsM the Maple Arenua Druf
basket bait team jtist walked away from
the Oraca Lutherans, the aeore endlns sT
to 7. After the first hair, which ended II
. lo S, the Dfuttista only allowed the Lti
therana to. throw one field coal. The stars
Sot the Drusatals were Petrlk and Ui-ln.
tyre. Teams wishing games with the brug'
gist call Hutehlnaon at Houth 21,
Beartuwtaa PafanU Clarke,
Bennlnirton, Neb.. "eb. t. (RperMtl Tel.
earn.) The Benninvton Athletic oiub aaally
deteaud tho Walter O. Clark team hem
laat ttlcht la a last same of basket ball.
Zi to IS, Oland'a goal shooting and the
great guarding ay Man-roid ana Heffedorn
Vara responsible for too club a victory, (
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Sport Calendar Today
of International BowI.bs
rani. Opminff of first aeaaon of to Dew
IntcrMlIvaiato Howunff aaaoelatloil,
TennlHt. National Indoor champion hip,
men' slnjrle and douith, ai New York.
Itaoqaetfli. Annnal content for gold rav
quel ehamplnnnblp, at Tuxedo, N. .
Basket Ballt Kiwieni IntereoUertate, C
tnmhta at Dartmouth, woatora cooferenre,
HlntieMU at lUlnols.
Traek i. Annual Indoor meet of Now York
Athlete clnb. Now York VMf. Howdota In
taracnolMtlo moat, at Bran wick, Me.
Antomobllet . Openinf of flint annnal Fa
elfie Antomoblle abow, at Han Frmneiiwo.
Akatlnci Northwtwtern coee
hip, at Jk of tho Inlet. Mlnnoanta.
(klf : Opening of aansal lavltAtton toara
anient ai Point Lorn, CaJ.
Keorlngi.NaTy agalnat PMUMrtraiiia, at
CtyeUngrMnrt of annnal atx-1ar raoe In
Walking: . Annual fWe-tnlle wnlking ehnm.
8knship of Bouthorn A. A. V, t New
Wrestling: Herrerd ngnlnat Brown, at
Cambridge Yale agalnet Colombia, at New
York) PlUsbnrgh acalnat Penn Ntate, at
Stat eollegetU'lKAonsla againat Northweat
ern, at Kvanabon.
Lincoln Memorial .
Cumberland Gap, Tenn., Feb. 9. A
three days' celebration tq mark the
twentieth anniversary of the founding
of Lincoln Memorial university will
begin here tomorrow. Nearly a hun
dred speakers, including the presi
dents of many southern universities,
governors of several states, and other
distinguished public men are on the
program for the celebration, which
will consist almost entirely of speech
making, covering every phase of Lin
coln's life and work.
Dr. George A. Hubbell, president of
the university, will preside at the
opening session tomorrow when Gov
ernor Stanley ot tventucKy, ur. a. n.
Winship of Boston and President J.
A. Morehead of Roanoke college, Vir
ginia, will speak. Presidents Barker
of the University of Kentucky, Adams
of Georgetown college andAcheson of
the Pennsylvania College for Women
will be speaker) at the afternoon ses
sion. On Sunday afternoon the feature
of the celebration wilt be a sympos
ium of five-minute addresses modeled
after the brevity of Lincoln's Gettys
burg address. Joseph G. Cannon,
former speaker of the House of Rep
resentatives, will preside, and con
gressmen from any states will be
heard, or their addresses read in
praise of Lincoln. 1
, At the Monday evening session,
concluding the celebration, Jacob M.
Dickinson, former secretary of war
will preside, and deliver an address on
"Lincoln and the New South."
Among names of speakers on the
Drukrum ill huuimuh to uivec men
tioned are: United States Senators
Owen of Oklahoma, Shields of Ten
nessee, Watson of Indiana and Norris
of Nebraska, Governors Cox of Ohio,
McCall of Massachusetts, Rye of Ten
nessee and Stuart of Virginia, General
Coleman DuPont of Delaware, Leslie
M. Shaw, Mayor William M. Thomp
son of Chicago, Ambassador Koo of
China, S. S. McClure of New York
and more than a score of congress
men. McCumber Wants Light on
Legal Status of Submarines
Washington, Feb. 8. Senator Mc
Cumber, republican of North Dakota,
introduced a resolution today to have
the secretary of state, if compatible
,,ith piblic interest, submit to the
senate the government's view of the
limitations on the ust of submarines
demanded by the government from
Germany as set forth in the diplomatic
"1 think it is not clear just what
hold the limitations of submarines to
be in this war," said he.
As it was on this subject thai we
severed relations with Germany," he
-aid, "we shoul-' know as accurately
as possible just what the government
deems an inmnucmcnt oi interna
tional law to the end that we may
avoid a conflict if possible and that
otiier nations may be put on their
guard as to what we believe to be
a gross abuse of these subsra craft.
I he resolution was not discussed
but may be called up tomorrow.
Prize Crew of Appam ,
Taken to Philadelphia
Newport News, Va., Feb. 9, Un
der guard supplied by the immigration
authorities Lieutenant Hans Berg,
commander, and the members of the
German prize crew, which brought
the British liner Appam into this
port after its capture by the German
this morning for Philadelphia., where
they will be placed in detention un
der the care of the commandant of
the navy yard there. The Appam
sailors will make- their home
with their brothers on . the in
terned German auxiliary cruisers
Prinz Eitel Friedrich and Kron Prinr
Wilhelm. They will not be con
sidered as prisoners, it was said, but
. Coffee Beat Dajvava. ' "
New Tork, Feb. I. Jim Coffey ot New
Tern ontboaed Bob Devere ot Kansas Cttv
in nine out of ton rounds last niiht. Coffey
wolftted SOS pounds and Devara 1IL
STATE OF IOWA GOES
BROKE; HAS MO CASH
Million and Half Warrants
, More Than Money on Hand
PINCH ALREADY FELT
(From a Btaff Correspondent.)
Des Moines, la., Feb. 9. (Special
Telegram.) The state of Iowa is
"broke." For the period covering the
first six months of 1917, receipts and
total tunds available will be $4,239,447.
For the same period expenditures au
thorized by law will aggregate $5,724,-
958. The state will, therefore, be com
pelled to find some way of caring tor
warrants aggregating more than $1,
500.000. if demands are made uoon the
treasurer to pay all authorized ap
propriations. The pinch is already being felt in
the treasurer's department.
Warrants in excess of $300,000 have
been marked not - paid for want of
Fraudulent Check Bill Passes.
Senator Kimball's fraudulent check
bill, which aroused bitter opposition
on the floor of the senate of the Iowa
legislature when it was first intro
duced, was passed in an amended
form by the senate yesterday by a
vote of 40 to 22. As amended it oro
vides tha,t any person who, with in
tent to defraud, shall draw a check or
order on a bank in which he does not
have sufficient funds or credit to meet
same, shall be guilty of a misde
meanor and on conviction shall be
unishable by a tine not to exceed
100, or imprisonment in the countv
jail not to exceed thirty days. If the
drawer of the check is able to pay it
on demand he will not be subject to
the provisions ot toe law.
Increases Assessors' Pay.
Assessors of Iowa will receive $4
per day instead of $2.50 if the Bying
ton bill, known as Senate File No. 41,
passed by the senate pf the Iowa 'eg
islature today, is passed by the house
and becomes a law. An effort was
made on the part of Senator Fleok of
Jasper county to amend the bill and
fix the compensation at. $3.50 per day,
but this was voted down.
Factories Can Use Water. -Factories
of Iova located along
rivers will be permitted to use the
water for factory purposes, provided
it is not poluted and is not diverted
from the main stream, through an
amendment to the present law passed
by the senate of the Iowa legislature
today. Under the old law they were
only permitted to use the water for
power. Senator Rule of Cerro Gordo
county Secured the passage , of this
amendment. He said beet sugar
factory is being completed in his
county which wishes to use water to
wash the beets.
Would Sell Flynn Farm.
The sale of the Flvnn farm iitst
west of Des Moines, now owned by
the state and used as a custodial farm,
is provided for in a bill introduced in
the senate by Senators Ha e of Cedar
county and Frailcy of Lee county.
Senator Hale favors the purchasing of
a tract of land near Anamosa for this
purpose. William J. Dixon, chairman
of the state board of control, declares
inai u win oc a mistaKe to sen mis
farm. He says it is being operated
by the state at a profit and that it
provides a good place for the board
to employ honor prisoners. He says
the farm has increased in value since
it was bought by the state and he
believes that its value will continue
Many Join Army.
The break with Germany has stim
ulated recruiting at the Des Moines
army and navy branches in the last
several days. The recruiting officers
are sending out six or more men every
day now, which is about twice as
many as in -previous weeks. All of
these men are sent to Fort Logan,
Colo., where they are placed in train
ing barracks for the various branches
of the service in which they xpect to
engage. . . -.
Second Iowa at Inauguration.
According to dispatches received
here from Washington the Second
Iowa regiment may be ordered home
by the way of W ashington Jo take
part in inauguration ceremonies. Sen
ator Kenyon has asked Secretary of
War Baker to make arrangement.
Senator Kenyon reports . that the
prospects are this plan will be carried
Press Convention Opens.
The second annual convention of
the Iowa Ptess association opened
in Des Moines yesterday. Newspaper
men from all over the state are in
attendance. Paul S. Junkin of Cres-
ton is president ot the association.
The convention opened with an ad
dress of welcome by Mayor John
MacVicar, to which President Junkin
responded. Speakers on the afterneon
program were, P. E. Fanst of Chi
cago: Prof. F, W, Beckman, Ames:
K. Neutson of Mason City and Sen
ator E. M. Smith of Winterset.
Dick Woods, Fraternal
Lodge Figure, Meets Death
Sioux Falls, S. D., Feb. 8. Dick
Woods, insurance man and fraternal
lodge figure of. national acquaintance,
died at his home here late tonight of
United States Naval Officers Seize
Tucker ton-Berlin Naval Station
United States naval officers, under
directions from Washington, have
seized the German wireless station at
Tuckerton, N. J., which was used
principally for sending messages to
Berlin. All of the German operators
have been ousted and replaced by
United States naval operators. Naval
officers have been on supervisory duty
Entente Satisfied ,
With AUies It Has;;
Any More in the Way
Petrograd, Feb. 8. (Via London.)
Petrograd newspapers fear that the
welfare of the entente allies might
be menaced seriously if small neutral
countries adopt President Wilson's
suggestion and follow the example of
the United States. The Bourse Ga-
zette, whose attitude is typical, says
the trend of recent events should not
deaden the instinct of self-preservation
among smaller nations. Their
policy, it contends, should be deter
mined by their geographical position.
If they joined the allies, this news
paper continues, that fact would
operate merely to extend the front,
entailing additional responsibility for
the allies. - ..
"Already the allies have sufficient
troops and the armies of the present
neutrals would be only a burden, on
account of the necessity of providing
them with munitions and provisions."
The Gazette cites the probability
that in the event of hostilities, Hol
land and Denmark would be occu
pied by Germany, to the great strate
gic advantage of the Germans, and
"Allied diplomacy should notify
neutrals, that they enter the conflict
at the their own risk."
Inauguration Ceremony ,
Will Be Held as Planned
Washington, Feb. 8. Formal an
nouncement was maae roaay mat in
spite of the foreign situation the pub
lic inauguration ceremonies March 5
will be held as planned. ,Jt was
stated that it wilt be made impres
sive "in order to afford an opportun
ity for a perfectly spontaneous exhi
bition of the patriotic feeling of the
After a visit to the White House,
Robert N. Harper, chairman of the
local inaugural committee, issued this
- "I am pleased to announce that
the inauguration ceremonies will be
held. While the greatest possible
simplicity will be observed, it is in
tended to make the inaueuration un
usually impressive in order to afford
an opportunity (of a perfectly spon
taneous exhibition ot the patriotic
feeling of the country.
Beal Bill Denounced
By Grand Island Council
' Grand Island, Neb., Feb. 8. (Spe
cial Telegram.) The city council at
a regular meeting adopted a resolu
tion denouncing the Beal bill aiming
tp place municipally owned utilities
under the regulation of the State Rail
way commission, and memoralizing
the legislators from this district to
vote against the measure.
Hnlnui does to Pen. -
Chtfaao, Fen. t. John J. Halntn, former
chief of detectives, convicted aome time
ago of accepting, bribes from members of
the- "clairvoyant trust," and whose convic
tion waa recently austainct by the supreme
court, waa taKen to the penitentiary at
JotUtt last night. Ha waa ocntvnveu to
aarvn f ruin one to Ave years. - .
at the station since the war began to
see that American neutrality was pre
served. The United States will con
tinue in possession of the station until
the present crisis is past. The wireless
station at Sayville, L. I., which has
become famous by reason of German
official dispatches, is used as a re
ceiving station only and thus far has
not been seized.
Hears Bilikopf On
. . .
Pointing out the emphatic need of
increased welfare work as a city
grows in size, Jacob Billikopf, one of
the organizers of the public welfare
board of Kansas City, spoke on the
"Wotk of the Welfare Board in a
Community" at noon at a oublic af
fairs luncheon at the Commercial club.
Mr. Billikoof is one of the most ex
perienced welfare workers in the
United States. He was superintend
ent of the Jewish settlement at Cin
cinnati, president of the Missouri
Charity conference, vice president of
the Kansas City board of pardons and
paroles, , secretary of the municipal
welfare commission in the Missouri
city and has held many other impor
tant positions. -
the speaker told his hearers the
remedial loan agency and the free
legal aid bureau were indispensable
to large cities.
Mr..Billikopf also told of the good
done by public night schools, muni
cipal recreations and the like.
Increase in Second-Class
Mail Rates Recommenced
Washington. Feb. 9. The senate
postoffice subcommittee today recom
mended to the whole committee an
increase in second class mail rates of
a half cent per pound for this year and
an additional half cent a pound next
year. The entire committee already
has received many protests against
such an increase. It has not yet been
recommended to the senate.
Union League Club 0. K.'s
Rupture; Hughes Presides
New York, Feb. 8. A resolution
endorsing the action of President
Wilson in severing diplomatic rela
tions with Germany was unanimously
adopted at a meeting tonight of the
Union League club, at which Charles
E. Hughes presided as president.
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At a low price come to
us, because we can fit and
satisfy you. , Many mod
els, all at a low price.
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GERARD ASKED TO
Ambassador Refers German
Foreign Office to Spanish
and Swiss Intermediaries. -
ON RIGHTS OF NATIONALS
Berlin, Feb. 8 (Via London). The
German foreign office last night asked
James W. Gerard, the American am
bassador, to sign a proposal reaffirm
ing the treaties of 1799 and 1828. The
ambassador referred the government
officials to Spanish and Swiss inter
mediaries. The treaties have reference to the
rights of nationals residing as mer
chants in either country to continue
their residence there for nine months
for the purpose of closing up their
Not Able to Act.
Mr. Gerard explained to Count
Montgelas, head of the American sec
tion of the foreign office, who pre
sented the proposition to him, that
he was no longer in a position to ne
gotiate any diplomatic . instrument,
Spain having taken over American in
terests in Germany. He suggested
that a way open for negotiations was
through the Swiss legation, which is
representing German interests at
The matter is of decided importance
to Americans in Germany, since the
German government's course toward
them, particularly on the question of
permission to leave the country will
be materially affected by the Ameri
can government's view-on these old
treaties between Prussia and the
United States.- v? ' .
Approved by Department.
Washington, Feb. 8. Ambassador
Gerard's refusal to enter into any
sort of negotiations with the German
foreign office is approved by the State
department as the only possible course
for him to pursue in view of his status
of a private citizen. Any communi
cation from the German government
regarding a treaty pr any other sub
ject would have to be carried out
through the Spanish or Swiss diplo
matic representatives') in Berlin, who
are looking after the interests of
America in Germany.
French Cabinet Curtails
Size of Newspapers
Paris, Feb. 9. The .cabinet today
decided on a reduction in the num
ber of pages of the daily newspapers.
The change will be made to curtail
the consumption of coal and the pur
chase abroad of print paper and the
raw material required for its manufac
VIHIIHVIV last TWO TIMES
' - The International Comedienne
"The Making Over
. of Mr.. Matt"
Mai., 2Sc to S1.O0; Nlht, 25c to $1.50
Seate SelMn. 25c to $1.50
STARTING SUNDAY MAT. FEB. 11TH
Plicaai Nifhts, 28c, 35c 50c and 75c
, Matinee Daily All Seata 25c
THE QUESTION OF THE HOUR
ON EVERY WOMAN'S MIND
HER UNBORN CHILD
Everyone Over 1ft Admitted
A Wanderlul Play Nat n Picture
At All Mate., Except Sunder
The Bant al VaudsvilW
Last Two Times of Emma Carat
and Currant Bill.
MATINEE TODAY, 2:15
-toMAHA'S FUN CENTER"
ll&fJ4JJl Dally Mala, 15-25-SOt
J?i,Trw5 Evaa'i a, 15-25-50-rSc
"Bmiewiue'a mert Inrantoua sad etUorsble uru
auction." V. Y. Amerlrin.
ffiMAIDS of AMERICA BuM,
Better trot funnier then you're fetid t3 for maur
a tuna Caret east and bit ehnrufl of stunners.
MATINEE WEEK DAYS
fir HOWARD'S BEARS
acroea A Doris Law Fltaabbona X
V Howard Fields Minstrels
"A MODERN MONTE CRISTO" O
f Five-Act Photoplay. X
Favors Military Training
For Base Ball Players
Chicago, Feb. 9. Base ball players
in the American league who desire to
enlist for military service in the event
of the United States becoming in
volved in war would be granted their
release and their positions held open,
President Johnson of the American
league announced last night. Presi
dent Johnson , said that the league
would not suspend in the event of
war. Club owners of the American
leasrue have signed 85 per cent of
their payers.'Mr. Johnson said.
president Johnson also expressed
himself as favoring the inclusion of
military exercises in the spring train
ing of the players.
Bane Ball Writers to Meet.
Detroit, Feb. S. Joe 8. Jackson of De
troit, president o the Bane Ball Writers'
association, called a meeting of the organ- .
Izatlon today to be held at the Hotel Wal
dorf, New Tork, Wedneaday,, February 14.
Why I Booked
The other night, when
I said I had never seen
this wonderful feature, it
was privately shown to
me, and I want to go on
record as saying that.it
is the biggest preachment
for preparedness, as well
as one of the most human
ly interesting film stories
I have ever seen, v
It's not. simply a "war"
story, IT'S A . REAL
STORY, carrying a mes
Bage to every man,
woman, boy and girl in
this beautiful land of
ours that AMERICA
must be protected.
It's a story that will
ippeal to the ladies as
well as the men, because
of the heart interest,
while the, company por
traying this wonderful
message could hardly be
improved upon, including
Charles Richmond, Norma
Talmadge, Mary Maurice,
Roger Lytton and thous
ands of minor characters,
who make it without ques
tion the most timely pic
ture before the public.
There are nine parts to
this production, but each
part is so interesting, so
vital that the entire vis
ualization holds you en
tranced from start to fin
ish, and it is over before
you know it At least
that's the way I felt about
it, and . during the past
twelve years I have seen
"a few" features myself.
Of course, you know by
this time that this picture
holds forth at the
Sunday and Monday
February 11th and 12th
li. M. THOMAS, Mgr.
"The Wax Model"
Th Story That Made
a Sensation When It
Appeared in The Smart
I PRINCESS Kj- i
a A Latufhinr L-KO Conrady
"'THE END OF A PERFECT DAY"
1 GALE HENRY, to -
5 "OUT FOR THE DOUGH"
a AIm Two Good Dramas . 2
Last Times Today
"Three of Many'
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