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FEDERALS FOR FIGHT:
WILL FIRE FIRST GJN
Invasion Is Result of Efforts to
Get Clean Baseball
Special to The Telegraph
Chicago. 111., Jan. I. "We won't
wait for the major leagues to start the
fight. We are going to fire the first
gun and we are going to make It hot
for organized baseball. '.The fact is
we have the goods on them and, what's
more, they know it."
Charles Weeghman ventured forth
with the above statement to-day. The
local Federal Loague magnate has
come to this conclusion after looking
the field over, he said. Mr. ( Weegh
raan is more confidnt than ever over
the sure success of the project.
"The major leagues are infringing
on the Sherman Anti-Trust law and
It is about time they stopped It. We
have hired competent lawyers who
know how to handle a case of this
Importance, and before the war is
over there will 'be some astonishing
facts made known to the baseball pub
lic. They have been exercising an in
junction restraining a player from
competing in the Federal League, and
we are going to force them into court
to settle the dispute.
"The Federal league wants to clean
out organized baseball, and now is a
very opportune time to disentangle
their complicated set of rules. Tho
Federal League Is open to the star
ball players and intends to treat them
like human beings. We will have no
strings attached to the players.
"I am not attempting to convey the
Idea that organized baseball is being
run by a swarm of crooko. To the
contrary, the majority of the men be
hind the game are of highest char
acter. There are, however, as Mr.
Johnson stated, a few greedy ones
who should be gotten rid of, and their
expulsion will prove a help to the
President Charles Ebbets, of the
Brooklyn Dodgers, has no one to
thank for the fact that he is now
(he victim of the famous "Tinker deal"
but himself. if he had answered a
perfectly decent telegram sent to him
j>y Tinker soon after the agreement
was made between TObbets and Herr
mann in New York .Toe would now be
likely safely signed to a Dodger con
Lebanon Fish and Game
Association Buys Farm
Special to The Telegraph
Lebanon, Pa., Jan. I.—Members of
the Lebanon County Fish and Came
Protective Association have taken
linal action with regard to the pur
chase of tho Rosenberger farm at
Bunke-r Hill for the purpose of mak
ing it a public park and flsli dam.
The fteh and game men have author
ized their president, K. A. Weimer. to
take the necessary steps for the for
mation of a corporation with a. thou
sand shares of stock which are to be
disposed of at $5 a share. There is a
dam on the Swatara creek on the
farm and all that will lie required
of the new company will be to repair
the old dam and make it habitable
for fish. Besides Mr. Weimer, the
following officers were chosen: First
vice-president, John H. Seltzer; sec
ond vice-president, J. Wesley Ma
guire; secretary, Samuel L. Hower;
ieasnrer, Samuel R. Seabold. Dr.
By. T. Bruce, F. R. Dissinger and
E. Krause wore named to act
with the officers as an executive com
OLYMPIC KNTHUSIA SM
HAS 1I.\I) EXPLOSION
Special to The Telegraph
London, Jan. 1. —The British Olym
pic fund, whose sponsors aspired to
secure $500,000 through a national
subscription, has turned out to be a
rnoni'irnenta! fiasco. In October last
the Special Olympic Games Committee
decided unanimously that if the fund
did not reach $125,000 by the end of
1913 the committee would not be
justified in proceeding further in the
matter. On the expiration of the time
limit to-day, the subscription aggre
gated only $55,000.
Of the total sum subscribed only
$32,500 is in hard cash, the balance
having been merely provisionally
promised. Out of the cash collected,
Ihe committee has already spent $17,-
500 which leaves a balance of $15,000
for finding and training a team to
average Great Britain at the Berlin
Olympic games In 1916.
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Central High Game
Will Be Lively;
.Final practice for the opening bas
ketball game at Chestnut Street Audi
torium to-morrow night between Cen
tral High and Pottsville High will be
held to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Every candidate from Central High
School, including the stars on the sec
ond the second team, will be out. The
game will be the first home battle for
Central and will start at 8 o'clock.
Pottsville High has been playing the
game for four weeks and won a ma
jority of thu contests. The Pottsville
aggregation has been together for two
seasons and their work has attracted
much attention in scholastic c.rcles. A
large crowd of rooters will come with
the Pottsville stars to-morrow and
after the game a big dance program
will be offered. The teams will line
up as follows:
Rote, f. Gorman, f.
Yoder. f. Elliot, f.
Oerdes, c. Bechtel, c.
Fast, g. Biggins, g.
Fisher, g. Hill, g.
Substitutes, lUckenbach and Bow
Between halves of the big game the
Central Scrubs will play the Zion Bovs
team. Following this game Sourhier
will play for a special dance program.
"Pat" Reagan, of Villanova College,
will referee the game.
BITS OF SPORTS
William H. Rucap is the new sport
ing editor of the Philadelphia Public
ledger. "Billy" Rucap is one of the
best sporting authorities in the United
Game shipments by parcel post is
illegal, according to a New York decis
The Susquehanna baseball club will
meet Thursday, January 8, to plan for
Harrisburg was hell represented at
the Lancaster boxing show to-day.
The Do team won from the Mi tlve
in the Musical League last night, mar
gin 14 pins. The Fa team defeated
the Re five by one pin.
Schlolastic basketball will start at
Chestnut street auditorium to-morrow
Manager Heckert in Reading
Wants to Lead Tri-State Team
Foolish Talk About Taking Over a New York State League
Heading, Pa., Jan. 1. The first
move to give this city league baseball
next season was made yesterday when
George Washington Heckert came
here to look over the situation, and
make a bid for the management of a
team if baseball is resumed. Man
ager Heckert was quite enthusiastic
over next season's prospects.
There is also the usual talk about
Heading going into the New York
State League, but those who are up
CHAMPIONS FOR 1018
RECORDED TO DATE
i Bantam—Johnny Coulon.
Foot luil I
Champions National League—New
Voted Most Valuable Player, Na
tional League—Jake Daubert.
Voted Most Valuable Player,
American League—Walter John
World's Champion Francis Oui
Woman's Champion—Miss Gladys
World's Champion. Singles—A. F.
I AVildlng, Australia.
American Champion. Singles
Woman's Champion, Singles—Miss
Mary Browne, California.
Doubles Champions Maurice E.
McLaughlin and T. C ¥ Bundy.
Davis Clip Winners American
team, composed of Maurioe E.
McLaughlin, R. Norris Williams
and H. H. Hackett.
World's Champion—Frank Gotch.
World's Champions Meadow
Champion Harness Horse —Uhlan.
Best Runners, 3-Year-Olds and Hp
: —Cock o' the Walk. Flaying
| Fairy, Buskin and Horron. Best
2-Year-Olds—Pennant and Old
Rosebud. Four - Year - Olds
Tracery and Prince Palatlno. All
SWIMS IN COLD WATERS
By Associated Press
New York, Jan. I.—The first swim
mers of 1914 at Brighton Beach—
three men and a woman—plunged in
to the surf on the stroke of twelve this
morning. The temperature of the wa
ter was 83 degrees. The approach to
the baths was crowded with persons
clad in ulsters and heavy fur coats to
watch the swimmers.
HAMILTON A WINNER
IN CIiOSE BATTLE
The Hamilton grammar school five
defeated the P. R. R. Y. M. C. A.
Juniors last night, score 2 to 21. The
stars were Miller and Lingle for
Juniors, and Bell, Frank and Ander
son for Hamilton.
LIONS TOOK GAME
The Lions came off victorious la«t
night in the game with the Foxes,
margin/ 1S pins.
to date on baseball matters know that
it is foolish to talk about a New York
The coming meeting of the Tri-
State League in Harrisburg will prac
tically decide the minor league situa
tion in Pennsylvania. Should the
league disband. Reading and either
Harrisburg or Allentown will be taken
in the New York State Leaguo. Read
ing and Lancaster will be free even
should the Tri-State continue.
College Club Tenders
Reception to Students
Special to The Telegraph
Lebanon, Pa., Jan. 1. —Members of
j the newly organized Lebanon County
Club of Lehigh University last even
j iug held a special meeting at the
Young Men's Christian Association
| building and tendered a reception to
j the students of the Lebanon High
! School. An elaborate program was
rendered. Prof. N.. M. Emery, vice
, president of Lehigh University; R. H.
| Lee, superintendent of the North Leb-
I anon furnaces; L. W. Richards, con-
I nected with the American iron and
i steel works; Clarence It. Wagner,
president of the club, and others
Radium That Passed
Through Harrisburg Is
Stolen in Chicago
Police and officials of St. Luke's
Hospital, Chicago, are searching for
the thirty-five milligrams of radium
which passed through this city a few
days ago. '
The tiny bit of the element, which Is
•said to be worth $4,500, went through
this city paced in n little safe and with
a special guard, it was missed when
a patient was being treated for cancer.
No one can understand how It got
away, but If it was stolen, the thief
will soon be detected, for only an ex-
Vert can handle radium, and the aver
age thief would soon be killed by the
rays, from which he could not protect
State Lecturer Says
Eggs Will Reach $1
By Associated Press
Franklin, Pa.. .Tan. I.—Eggs at $1
a dozen within two years was the pre
diction made last night by W. Theo
dore Whitman, a State -lecturer on
poultry, in addressing a gathering of
farmers here. He said the increase
in egg production, although large. Is
not keeping up with the increase in
demand. He urged the farmers to
takp better care of their hens.
Tempest Drawbaugh. who died
Monday, was burled at St. John's, near
Lewlsberry, to-day. Friends and rela
tives attended funeral services at the
home of his brother, 1813 North
street, this morning at 8.30 o'clock. L.
C. Manges, D. D., pastor of Memorial
Lutheran Church, officiated. Sur
viving him are one daughtei, Mrs.
Mabel Willis, of Baltimore, and three
brothers, Daniel H., of York Haven;
Samuel H., of Shiremanstown, and E*.
C., of Harrisburg.
PITTSBURGH WANTS HANK
By Associated Press
Pittsburgh, Jan. 1. A committee
of llfteen bankers and other represen
tative business men. named by the
Pittsburgh Association of Credit Men
to-day Inaugurated a movement to ob
tain a regional bank for Pittsburgh.
ELECT GRIM. IS
Leaders of League Believe Change
Is Needed Before Interest
Can Be Aroused
With many baseball supporters the
opinion prevails that the Tri-State
ought to lay off for a, year, until the
baseball fans get hungry and 'clamor
for a resumption of the game. How
ever, based on the argument that
there has not been a good business
policy followed by the Tri-State for
several years, the majority of the
owners are of the opinion that there
is a chance to get some of the lost
cash back through a reorganization.
Peter Casstdy, one of t lie owners of
the Wilmington franchise, is in favor
of the re-election of Charles D. Car
penter as president of the Tri-State.
Cassidy has also intimated that he is
going out of baseball and is anxious to
sell his interests. It is the belief that
due to his decision to quit the game
Peter Cassidy is not in favor of any
change. From all cities comes the
opinion that the one solution is the
election of George M. Graham as
president and leave it up to him to
enlist the other Philadelphia sporting
writers in the Tri-State cause.
Governor John K. Toner is in favor
of George Graham as the Tri-State
leader. He said yesterday:
"While I have nothing but the
warmest personal feeling for Presi
dent Carpenter, I understand that a
change in the Tri-State is likely, and
1 would rather see George Graham
elected president than any other man.
"I will be glad to help the Tri-State
in every way, especially Harrlsburg.
"1 would like mighty well to see
Graham president of the league and I
would give him and the league all the
help I could."
Fifth Big Battle
The fifth of the holiday basketball
scries between Harrlsburg and the
All-College five captained by "Shorty"
Miller will be played in the Armory
to-night and Indications point to the
best battle since these contests started.
While not winning any games,
"Shorty" Miller has presented a strong
aggregation of basketball stars and
local patrons have witnessed the best
kind of sport along this line. One
more game will be played after to
night, the last contest taking place
Saturday night. After the game to
night there will be a special dance
program, to continue until midnight.
The game will start at 8.16 with E. C.
Taggert as referee.
FEDERALS IN TORONTO
By Associated Press
Toronto, Jan. I.—President James
A. Gilcome, of the Federal League,
who was in this city yesterday an
nounced before leaving here last night
that he had obtained grounds for a
Federal League team should a club be
established here. He would not say
definitely whether there would be a
Toronto Federal team. It is generally
understood, however, by those well in
formed that the negotiations for es
tablishing a club here are practically
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