The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, December 04, 1914, Page 13, Image 13

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NEWS OF7 HE SPO
WHITER JOHNSON SIGNS
TO PLAY WITH CHIFEDS
Senators' Great Pitcher Hangs Name
Onto Tinker Contract for Two
Years—Salary More Than *IU,OOO
a Year Intimates Manager
Coffeyville, Kan., Dec. 4.—"Johnson
will be seen in a Federal League uni
form for the next two years," said Joe
Tinker, manager of the Chicago Fed
erals, as he boarded a train for Chi
cago late yesterday. Tinker carried with
him a contract which Walter Johnson,
former pitcher for the Washington
Americans, signed after a day of ne
gotiations here.
"As to Johnson's salary," >continued
Tinker, "you may say he will make
more money than anybody."
"Will it 'be more than $16,000 a
year?" he was asked.
"Will it? That isn't anything,"
said Tinker.
When Tinker arrived here Wednes
day morning, Johnson motored in from
his farm to meet him. After a long
; distance telephone talk between Tinker
and President Weeghman in Chicago,
, Tinker and Johnson quickly came to
terms.
While the deal for Walter Johnson
was completed by Joe Tinker here, it
was engineered by Phil Ball, of the St.
Louis Federals. Ball made the an
| pouacement last night that Johnson had
fig"ed and at the same time told the
inside of the most remarkable baseball
| deal in the history of tihe game.
Johnson will play for two years for
i Chicago at the same annual figure he
' couW have signet with the St. Louis
' for three years the latter part of (>c
tolier. By holding off Johnson lost ex
actly $20,000.
Incidentally, Johnson used the Fed
erals as long as osniible in an effort
:to hold up the Washington Hub. Ball
; stafed last night that Johnson's final
: proposition to Griflith was:
' Fifteen thousand dollars for one year,
$36,000 for 'throe years or $50,000 for
, Jive years.
Griffith's reply was that he did not
want to buy the whole State of Kan
sas. Johnson then signed with Tinker.
In the ialtter part of October Fielder
Jones and Ball conferred wi'th Johnson
at Fort .Smith, Ark. They made him
a llat offer of $60,000 for t'lvree years,
money to be put in the bank, so lie
could not lose, ajul SIO,OOO of it in
cash.
Johnson said he would let them
know. He wired th(! offer to Griffith
and Griffith refused not only to meet
it but to approach it. Johnson still
he sita. ted.
This was the situation when the Fed
eral League officials met in Chicago
on November 28. That afternoon. Ball
wired Johnson for a "yes or no an
swer. He received no reply.
Ball then told the league officials
that he was through with Johnson anil
that any body that wanted the Wash
ington star could have him at $60,000
for three years.
Weeghman announced in the meet
ing that 'lie would take Johnson at $20,-
'ioo, but he did not want him for more
than two years. Ball then waived all
(Maims on Jo'hnson and agreed to aid
Weeghman and Tinker to get the "tire
ball king."
Yesterday's signature to a Chicago
contract was the result.
Ball insisted, however, that if he
waived his rights to Johnson lie s'hould
have the pick of otther star pitchers
signed. He was offered Plank, who
really is supposed to go to either Brook
lyn or Chicago. He wired Fielder Jones
and Jones agreed to Plank. Plank was
awarded to the St. Louis club yesterday
for its part in signing Jcfhnson.
Euxton A. C. Organizes
The Ruxton A. C'. has organized a
basketball team for the coming season.
Clyde Behney, 2030 Swataru street, is
anxious to arrange a schedule for his
five wiUh teams whose average is 130
pounds.
Flection for officers resulted in the
following choices Luther Wiland, presi
dent; Clyde Behney, vice president;
Stanley W calami, secretary; Edward
Nearing, treasurer.
I "THEOLD RELIABTS^"""!
REMEDY 1 OR MEN!
HARRTSBTTRG STAR-INDEPENDENT, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 4. 1914.
TENER AfTERSPEED RECORD
National League Executive Thinks He
Will Be Able to Conclude Busi
ness in One Day
New York, Dec. 4.—Roy Beeves,
private secretary of Governor Tener,
vouchsafed the information yesterday
that tihe National League executive
would try to break aLI National League
records for speed here next week. The
Governor believes it wild be possible to
conclude all the business in one day.
He plans to leave for Harrisburg a.n< I
pressing administration business cares
late Tuesday night.
If Governor Tener shows such speed
as this he will be entitled to the cham
pionship. Those National League mag
nates simply love Little old New York.
Most of them contrive to drag out the
star chamber sessions to the week-end
amd many exf them hang around an
other week to do Christmas shopping.
According to the presw-t schedule,
Governor Tener will not arrive in New
York until late Monday night. It will
take the speed of Ban Johnson to wiade
through all his problems inside of
twenty-four hours. First of all the
board of directors must seUtile the dis
pute over the $ 10,000 between Herr
mann and Kbbets, a hangover from the
celebrated Tinker sale of a year ago.
The question of a limited roster prom
ises a merry battle, as New York is
op'jxwed to any change. New York's
voice usually carries great weight in
the National League. The delegates
must elect a new board of directors
and pass upon any number of routine
reports and the minutes of the last
meeting.
Besides it is likely thait the league
members will wish to know aiM the <le
tcils of Mr. Herrmann's negotiations
wit'h Charles Weeglumon, the Federal
magnate. Moreover, they may have to
consider the latest wishes of 'the Base
ball Players' Fraternity as presented
by David L. Fultz. Governor Teaer
may got away Tueuday night, but Sat
urday seeims a saner prediction. There
are certain National league intititu-
tions that Garry Herrmann and Barney
Drevfuss simply have to uphold.
TRENTON HERE TO-MORROW
i Eastern League Five Will Meet Harris
burg Team In Armory—Second
Big League Game Here
The Trenton Eastern League team
| will play the Harrisburg live in the
City Grays' armory to-morrow evening,
J it being the second big league team to
I come here this, season, inaugurating a
| new policy of Manager Taggart, who
| has promised better attractions than
| ever at the Armory.
Trenton has promised to send the
regular lineup for this game and the'
1 locals are working hard to get a victory
| over the touted aggregation from New
I Jersey. A victory over Trenton would
j soften the Reading defeat of last Sat
i urday. The game will start at 8.15
| o'clock and the regular Harrisburg line
lup will bo in the game. Clint White
will referee.
Manager. Taggart has announced
that the following are among the teams
to be played this siason:
Buuknell, Gettysburg, Now York Uni
versity, Alibright, Susquehanna Univer
i sity and .probably State College and
j Lebanon Valley. The team will take an
j extended trip after the first of next
| year, meeting all of the strongest
j teams in the coal regions. Next Fri
day the;- - play Pitt, ton at that, place
| anil on Saturday will play their first
| Saturday out-of-town game, meeting
Wilkes-Rarre. On December 15 they
! meet the Lancaster team and on De
: i comber 21 play Parkesburg. All of
] these games are played away from
i home.
Academy Run To-day
The aninuail inter-form cross country
| run at the Harrisbuirg Academy, was
•held this afternoon. Coach Smith is
much pleased wiittli the work of the
I candidates. Better spirit has been
| shown this season than for many yeaTs
I an 1 a record mum'ber of contestants
were entered, Basketball will occupy
the boards at the Academy after to
day-
Out-of-town customers need not wait
until they come here personally. Our
Catalog (free on request) explain.) why.
Price printed on every article. We buy
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WANTANEW COACHAIPENN
After Electing Harris Captain for 1915
Team Votes Against Retain
ing Brooke
Philadelphia, Dee. 4.—The members
of the 1914 University of Pennsylva
nia football town met yesterday after
noon irn the gymnasium at Frankilin
field and elected Edward Day H&rriq
captain of next year's team, and also
declared by an overwhelming vote
againtrt the retention of George !H.
Brooke as 'head football coaclh for 191. r ).
The election of Harris was expected,
but the subsequent action came as a
complete surprise, indicating tlhat all
was not smooth in the team's ranks
t'his year. No names were mentioned
to show how the various players voted,
tat only two members of t'he team were
absent, and the vote stood nineteen
against Brooke and two for him.
Brooke has a contract which runs
another year, and since T. Truxtton Hare
has declared that he will no't stand as
footbaill chairman again, a new c'hair
nran must-be elected. It is thought flhat
either Dr. Kobert O. Torrey, captain
of the 1905 'team, or Robert l<amii>er>on
will bo Mr. Hare's successor.
T'he new chairman will be the man
to deal with the Brooke question, but
prominent alumni are willing to pay
'■Brooke his $3,500 salary for .next year
provided he will abdicate.
Humor says that Bill Hollenback,
at .present coach for Penn State College,
is the man who is wanted to succeed
Brooke, but his appointment cannot be
made until the new chairman is Chosen.
NOTES OHM DIAMOND
Jake Daubert has earned the right
to invest in the largest auto horn there
is. This popular captain of the Dod
gers .not only leads the National
l<eague batters for the second' consecu
tive year, but also is one of the pillars
of the Baseball Players (Fraternity,
where he hits even better than in the
merry pastime.
Chief Johnson, the big Indian pitch
er who jumped the Cincinnati Rods for
the Kansas City Federals, narrowly
avoided a sojourn in a Sioux City, la.,
jail. Johnson, charged with wife deser
tion, was released from the meshes of
the law only after he had effected a
reconciliation with his better half. Jail
is no place even for an Indian when
he is beset with domestic and Federal
League worries.
Our old friend Josh Clarke has evad
ed the rattle of the tin can for the
time. He won a penuant for Sioux
City in the Western League but was so
profliijate in his expenditures that
President Hanlon asked him to seek a
new job. Hanlou evidently has been
unable to find a suitable successor, for
he has told Josh to proceed another
season with greater reserve for the
welfare of the club coffers.
Hans Wagner will be retained by
Pittsburgh in spite of the fact that he
hit only .254 this season. This is the
first time sincrf he broke into the big
league back in 1897 that the Flying
Dutchman failed to hit .300 or better.
With the exception of 1913 it was al
ways better. On eight different occa- j
sious Wagner was batting champion of
the National league. His best record,
.385, was set in 1899. Wagner will be
41 years of age next February 24.
Cincinnati's board of directors has
decided to abolish'the scout nuisance.
Henceforth the Reus will depend upon
minor league managers for recruit ma
terial. This radical step doubtless will
be deplored by John McGraw and six
other National league managers, who
have depended upon the Cincinnati
scouts to find good material for the Red
managers to turn over when properly
■developed.
LOCAL MEN HONORED
Three Harrisburgers Get "L" at Leb
anon Valley
Annvilje, Dec. 4.—A receptrion was
given the members of this, year's sue
| cessful football squad at Lebanon Val
j ley College Wednesday evening in the
: new gymnasium. Speeches were m«a<ie
! by former alumni, the manager, cap-!
I tain and the coach, R. J, Guyer. The
j varsity einbleau '' L' ' was given the
following mem: Captain Snavely,
| Mack-ert, Larew, Ait ticks, Manager
; Sticlcel, Keating, Beehtel, Hollinger, i
Wenricih, Wheel ook, Von Bereghy,'
! Loom is, Captain-elect Swartz. Jaeger!
j Dedluff, Donahue anil Rm;\p.
' The "L'> second was hi warded tihe
following players: Kleinfelter, Crabill, j
' Blauch, Badhmaiii, Inm.au, Ma.rkowitz, I
I Wine, W. Swartz, Race, Kichlebenger,
Vingst, Morrison, Evans, Foltz, K i
I Snavely, Hartz, and Walters. Imrno-:
(Irately after the receptioin the squad
was invited to the college dining roo-m
where President Gosward and Coach
Guyer acted as hosts to a banquet.
INDEPENDENTS READY
Open Home Season To-morrow With'
Shamokin
The home season of the Harrigburg
I Independents will be opened to-morrow
| evening at the Chestnut street auditor j
ium with the Shamokin five. A short, i
dance will be held between the I
halves, as well as after the game. In
this game McCord and Kote will play !
the forwards, Geisel will jump center
and 'McConnell and Ford will play the <
forward positions.
On Shamokin's team will be "Pete" i
Barr, a former State College player; |
Deal, who played last year with Hazle- j
ton, and Kaseman, Rhoades and Reed, j
of last year's team. The game will
start promptly at 8 o'clock and will be
refereed by Householder.
SMITH-COFFEY BOUT
Articles for Fight in New York, De
cember 15
New York, Dec. 4. —Final details
were arranged last night for the Gun- j
boat Smith-Jim Coffey match, which is
to take place at Madison Square Gar-1
den, December 15, Jim Buckley, act
ing for Smith, and Billy Gibson, vouch
ing for Coffey, signed articles agreeing
to post forfeits not laifcer than one week j
before the match takes place to guar
antee tihe appearance of the principals, j
-■''lt was also agreed that neither fight
er will engage in a ring contest before
the date agreed upon in the articles.
Smith, with Bob Armstrong as chief
trainer, will begin active training for |
the match to-day at Sheepshead Bay, I
while Coffey will pack his training I
paraphernalia and go to Rye Beach. |
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BISON S TOP SENATORS
Winners' Set Up New Mark in P. R. R.
Y. M. O. A. Match
The Bisons won from the Senators
in a I'. R. K. Y. Of. C. A. League match
last evening 'by 243 pins. The winners
set up a new "match record in this con
test. Elmer and 'Hostetter starred.
The score:
SENATORS
Meek 155 144 160 — H59
Stui 142 193 155 4:• 0
Crist 126 119 145 420
Brintou ... 159 132 182— 473
Ebner .... 243 170 223 046
Totals .. 825 738 875—2288
BISONS
Ford 188 210 169 567
Crawford .. 191 130 140— 470
Keller .... 174 184 140— 49S
Miller 214 183 185— 582
Hostetter . 188 191 235 614
Totals .. 955 907 869—2731
Johnson Wins From Fritcher
M. P. Johnson won from C. E.
Frite'her by 100 to 66 in the class B
biidliaird match in the tourney in pro
gress ait lloltzman'g parlors."
Nationals Defeat Alphas
The Nationals won from the Alphas
by 182 pins in the Casino Leaguo
match last evening. • Baseh was high
man with a high game score of 236
and match score of 650.
Wills and Edmund Kean
Irving used to tell with dramatic ef
fect a story about W. O. Wills, the
dramatist, who, among other services,
wrote for him the plav ""Charles I,"
When Willis was a boy ten years old
ho was takew to see Edmund Kean
play -Macbeth. In the murder scene he
was so affected by t'ho realistic power
of the actor thait seized with a severe
attack of nausea, he hurried from t'he
box. Ten years later he was lunching
at a chop house in Fleet street when a
man entered, salt down at a table near
him and ordered a meal. He was a per
fect stranger to Wills, who, after a few
minutes-' propinquity, was again seized
with a fit of nausea, iroin which he had
not suffered sioice as a boy he was at
the theatre on the occasion mentioned.
He was obliged to leave the room.
When some minutes later he paid his
bfll the waiter said to him: " Did you
see that gentleman ait the table near
you I That's Edmund Kean."—Corn
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"DEAD" WOMAN COMES HOME
Mother Finds She Wrongly Identified
Motor Truck Victim
Philadelphia, Dec. 4.- —Tire body of
a woman previously identified .as Mrs.
Emma Clarke, who was struck and kill
ed by a motor truck on Ridge avenue,
near Ninth street, on November 21,
was moved from an undertaker's es
tablishment to the Morgue yesterday
upon the discovery that Mrs. Clarke
was alive.
Mrs. Viola Born. 1918 North Front
street, who had identified the dead
woman as her daughter, Mrs. Clarke,
notified the Coroner s office yesterday
that the daughter had returned home.
Mrs. Horn explained that her eyas
were defective and that the patient's
face was bandaged when she was at
Hahnemann Hospital.
Charged With Heavy Jewelry Robbery
Lebanon, Dec. 4. —•Charged with tiia
larceny of jewelry, valued at nearly ? 2,-
000, William Forry, aged 28 years, of
this city, was arrested yesterday after
noon on Chestnut street by Policeman
Harry Eiclhel'bergor and William Span
cake. The prisoner was returned to
Reading, where he is alleged to have
robbed the proprietor of the St. Cloud
'hotel.
Strawberries in December
Marietta, Dec. 4.-—it'or the first time
in tlio history of the oldest resident
was there such warm weather in
tliiS section as yesterday for so late in
the year. A number of daisies were
seen in bloom and several Strawberries
were on the vines in the yard of J. A.
Buchanan. A robin was also seen in the
afternoon.
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