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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1909.
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Spells Undoing of Joseph D.
O'Brien in Selecting A. A.
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Chicago, Dec. SO. The American as
sociation moguls are the original, deep
dyed speed merchants when it comes
to picking a president. One ballot
sufficed at the annual reunion yester
day at the Congress hotel. Five votes
went for Thomaa M. Ohivington, gen
eral manager of the Louisville club,
and three for the reelection of Joseph
D. O'Brien of -Milwaukee, who has
ruled for five years. This over, the
club owners of one accord agreed on
the 168 game schedule for 1910.
O'Brien stood his ground throughout
the early hours of the session, stead
fastly refusing to fight for another
term et the helm, He pointed to hla
record as the strongest recommenda
tion in his behalf. On the other hand,
Chivington, aided by George Tebeau,
literally turned the convention upside
down prior to the appointed hour for
Five Lined ITp.
"When the count was taken the re
port showed Schoenborn of Columbus,
Armour, Toledo; Tebeau, Kansas City;
Grayson, Louisville, and Watklns, In
dianapolis, as backing Chivington.
O'Brien was supported by Mike Can
tillon of Minneapolis, Charles Havenor,
Milwaukee, and George Lennon of St.
After the session Chivington an
nounced that, acting under instructions
from the board of directors, he would
pitch the A. A. headquarters in Chi
cago late in January. This action will
make Chicago the stamping grounds
for the American, Three-Eye and
Western leagues, and the American
In For Bat One Year.
Chivington will reign in the presiden
tial pew for a period of one year. His
predecessor, O'Brien, was erected for
a term of three years by special act
of the directors.
The matter of arranging for the
schedule consumed little time, it be
ing the unanimous decision of the
owners to continue with the 16S-game
- i iiA.
scheme. Tne scneauie coiamiuc:,
composed of Watkins, Cantillon and
George Tebeau. will meet here wnen
the American league heads assemble
and lay out the program for 1910. it
is proposed to start the league race
en April 13 and end about Sept. 26.
Th? magnates honored William R.
Armour of Toledo by electing the lat-'
ter to the office of vice president
George Tebeau .was" reelected chair
man of the board of directors and will
have for his associates Messrs. Have
nor, Schoenborn, Watkins and Lennon.
TRADES LEAK TO PUBLIC
National League Officials Indignant
Over Waiver Cases.
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 30. Magnates
of the National league over the circuit
are indignant because of the. leak that
has developed within the last two'
weeks regarding the asking. of waivers
on players about to be disposed of.
This seepage has been traced to Phil
adelphia, it Is claimed, and from a
high source in balldom it was learned
that steps will be taken by the na
tional commission to close it up. The
rexent bulletins affecting the asking
of waivers, it is said by at least three
club officials, all come from Philadel
phia. During the last week there has
been considerable correspondence ex
changed on this subject by the various
club presidents. ' It is certain that
someaction will be taken regarding
a Philadelphia club official at the Na
tional league meeting In January in
given up the Prairie State league as
a bad Job when a letter or two from
some of the other cities interested
set him to going again, and now he
has gone to Cleveland, Ohio, to see
Roberts of the St. Louis National
league team with respect to getting
East St. Louis In line. East St. Louis
is within the St. Louis area of pro
tection. Gary, Ind., has also asked
for a place in the circuit, it is said,
and will be considered in case any
of the other cities fail to come up to
DR. TAYLOR TO LEAVE
Reported His Resignation Will Be
Presented at Meeting of Trus
tees In Chicago Today.
DON'T PRESS CASE
Baseball Authorities Cause Set
tlement of Suit That Har
bored a Bomb.
HOPE FOR PLAYERS IS SEEN
Moguls Dodge Action in Which Thir
teenth Amendment Prohibiting
Word comes that at a meeting of
the board of trustees of Watertown
hospital to be held today in Chicago
Dr. W. E. Taylor will present his res
ignation as superintendent of that in
stitution. Dr. Taylor has been enjoy
ing a six months' leave of absence,
and during a recent visit here he de
clared that be had not decided defi
nitely as to his future. The rest th;rt
he has enjoyed has proven a great
benefit to his health; he has added
considerable weight, is fresh and en
thusiastic, and declares that he has
not felt go well in 20 years. For 12
years Dr. Taylor remained close to his
post as superintendent while organ
izing the Institution which now is rec
ognized in many ways as one of the
model insane hospitals in the middle
west, and the present six months'
leave is the first real rest he has en
Dr. Taylor, when he retired In Au
gust, announced that he would estab
lish himself either in Moline or Mon
mouth, but he has not yet made deci
sion as to his future. He may return
to the practice of medicine, and rumor
has also had it that he may turn to
the manufacturing field for which he
has marked ability.
Mammen Quits Baseball.
Sterling, 111., Dec. 30. John E. Mam
men, owner of the Sterling Infants ball
team, which made a good record last
season, will retire and the team and
park will be purchased by a stock com
pany of local citizens.
Wllkesbarre, Pa., Dec. 30. Manager
Clymer of the Wilkesbarre club of the
New York State league will not test
the right to eell and buy baseball play
ers under the 13th amendment to the
constitution of the United States. It
was announced yesterday that the suit
of Manager McGeehan of the Allen
town club of the Atlantic league over
the purchase of "Pitcher Pelenquln by
Wllkesbarre had been settled amica
bly. The abrupt ending of what prom
ised to be a notable case in baseball
was undoubtedly due to the stand
taken by the officers of the National
Baseball association, who were against
the position assumed by Manager Cly
mer. iBBOeeat on Face.
The original case was innocent on
its face, but baseball moguls have dis
covered that carrying It to a conclu
sion Is likely to knock the founda
tion from under the baseball law.
Pitcher Pelenquln was sold by the Al
lentown club of the New York State
league to the Wilkesbarre club last
summer for $500, of which f3f0 was
paid in cash. The Wilkesbarre club
allowed a note of $200, the balance of
the purchase price, to go to protest
and the Allentown management sued
for the amount and won its case.
Manager Clymer of the Wilkesbarre
club put up the defense, that it was
against the 13th amendment of the
constitution to sell a human being and
the court took the case under advise
ment. Yesterday a dispatch from
Wilkesbarre brought the information
that Secretary Farrell advised the club
to drop the suit, as the contention
of Manager Clymer in regard to the
constitution was probably correct.
Ball Players Interested.
Ball players the country over have
been interested in the case, as they
have long claimed that aclual slavery
Davenport has signed Carl E. Com
inger for first base and Barney Mad
den, a local product, for third. Com
inger was with Lafayette, Ind.. last
Heinle -Steiger. the Springfield
southpaw who was sold to Boston, is
expecting orders to report at St. Paul
next spring. The pitching staff of
the bean eaters is already overcrowd
ed and he will hardly get a show.
Rufus Gilbert, the Distiller pitch
er; who was drafted by the Chicago
White Sox, will make the spring
training trip with Comiskey's team.
Gilbert has received his contract and
has been ordered to report for the
annual spring workout.
Jack McCarthy has declared that
he is going to do for Danville what
he did for Springfield win a pen
nant and to that end he is scam
Derine all over the country in search
of players. This' week he is in ChJ
cago looking over the White Sox and
Cub castoffs and they are looking
for Interesting developments down in
Cannonville within the next few
Doc -Chllds of Decatur had hardly
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Second irnnt and Sixteenth atreet.
Jar, a "Montana." matinee and njcht.
VoKel'a Big: City Minstrels.
Eighteenth street, between First and
Second avenue. Repertoire at 3 and 8.
Second avenue, east of Nineteenth
street. Vaudeville at 3, S and OilS p. m.
"Montana." No attraction playing
the popular priced houses has deserved
more thoroughly the patronage which
has been bestowed upon them than
'Montana," a romance o the western
plains from the pen of Harry D. Carey.
This is the fifth successful season of
"Montana," Which shows every indica
tion of being able to continue season
after season to a ripe old age, appeal
ing as it does to all classes of theatre
goers, as it contains all the essentials
of a successful play. The scenic equip
ment was painted from sketches drawn
by Mr. Carey in the country in which
the scenes are laid. "Montana" is the
attraction t the Illinois theatre Sun
day, matinee and night.
"The Other Girl." "The Other Girl"
will Be the attraction at the Illinois
next Monday. The company comes
with excellent endorsements from both
press and public. The play promises
to be a little more than is usually un
derstood by the term musical comedy.
The fact is that of late years the term
has been misquoted, skits and vaude
villes have been offered under a title
which in past years had to be a bril
liant satire with a good plot, set to
music and replete with wit and humor
ous situations. The i iagement of
"The Other Girl" has returned to this
quality and offers a real musical play,
well cast handsomely mounted and
brilliantly costumed. In addition to
this all the resources of. electricity are
called upon to make this production
equal to the best Broadway production.
Chicago Endorses . "The Fortune
Hunter.' Chicago has endorsed the
verdict of New York that Winchell
Smith's comedy of American life, "The
Fortune Hunter," Is one of the best
plays of the century. At the -Olympic
theatre the great comedy opened last
Sunday night and took the critics and
the public of Chicago by Btorm. The
splendid company, backed by a mag
nificent production, scored from the
first curtain to the last. "The For
tune HunterjVHB booked for a run at
the 01ympicand will be on view at
the sumptuous theatre a Clark and
Randolph streets until the heat of sum
mer. It Is difficult "to exaggerate the
merits of the play.- Thomas W. floss,
the famous "Checkers" of former years,
in the role of Nat Duncan, was cheered
at the end of the third act, the audi
ence standing up and shouting for him
and the author. Mr. Hatton, critic of
the Post., wrote: '' 'The Fortune Hun
ter,' one of the two great successes of
the century dramatically and from the
box office standpoint, is a vindication
of public taste'. Every line, every sit
uation, every act, and the entire morale
of the piece are wholesome and the
ensemble is uplifting. It is a sermon
preached by a subtle humorist." That
"The Fortune Hunter" is a comedy
masterpiece is the verdict of all the
critics. James O'Donnell Bennett in
the Record-Herald, Charles Collins in
the Inter-Ocean, Constance Skinner in
the American. Amy Leslie in the News
and C. L: Hall in the Journal exhaust
the adjectives of praise in describing
the piecS. Seats ara on sale four weeks
does exist in every ball club In the
country. They contend that the "riv
serve clause" which makes the player
the absolute property of the owner un
til released is not better than the
actual bondage in force in the south
before the war.
HOPE THOMPSON ON
CHOOSING LIFE WORK
President Northern Insurance Com
pany Addresses High School
The meeting of the High School
Character club, held at the Y. M. C.
A. last night, was declared by its
members to be the best one they
have had yet. A fine spread was
served by the "commissary depart
ment," which was enjoyed by about
30. The address of the evening was
by Hope Thompson, who spoke on
"Choosing a Life Work." He brought
out in an interesting way the essen
tial things to be considered in de
ciding upon an occupation, and made
a number of valuable suggestions as
to how success may be won.
Following Mr. Thompson 'b address.
there'were short talks by Will Wood-
in, Leo Stevens and others, which
proved an especially good part
of the program. For next week, S.
J. Woodln, foreman of the wood shop
at the plow factory, is to speak on
"The Right Attitude Toward Work."
Extemporaneous speeches by the
members of the club will be made a
feature of this meeting also. As
school will be in session next week,
it is expected that the attendance will
be greatly increased. The club has
made a fine start, and it bids fair to
be one of the best features of the
association work for this year.
RISK THEIR LIVES
PURSE NOT BIG ENOUGH
Wolgast lenies He Has Signed to
Fight Nelson at San Francisco.
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 30. Ad Wol
gast, aspirant for the pugilistic cham
pionship now held by Battling Nelson,
denied last night that he has agreed
to meet Nelson in San Francisco be
fore the Mission club for the light
weight championship. "Hester would
have to make a much larger offer
than he has to get me to fight Nelson
before his club," said Wolgast. "He
has not a license for a 45 round fight
anyway, and I doubt if he will be able
to got one. I would rather'flght Nelson
in Los Angeles. Th report that my
manager has gone -to San Francisco
tq sign for a fight there for me ,1s
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Deeds of Bravery Recorded at Fire
in New York Tenements
Score Are Injured.
New York, Dec. 30. More than a
score of persons were injured, five pos
sibly fatally, in a fire which swept a
double tenement in Belmont avenue.
East New York, today. Six of the In
jured were firemen, who were over
come by smoke and hurt in aiding im
periled people in the blazing struct
ture. Some of the tenants escaped, to
adjoining buildmgs, but when the fire
men reached the scene the fire escape
and upper windows were crowded with
panic-stricken people ready to jump.
AH were, deterred and rescued by lad
ders except one woman who jumped
from a second story window and was
badly injured. In one room a family of
five foreigners was found unconscious.
Firemen carried them to a fire escape
and down the ladders. All five rescued
persons are in a. hospital In a serious
condition. Three of the firemen fell
unconscious when they reached the
street with their burdens, and three
other firemen were overcome after res
cuing tenants from the roof and upper
SKATING BODIES IN A SPLIT
Western Association Severs Rela
tions With Easterners.
Chicago, Dec. SO. Western Skating
association officials last night severed
all relations with the Eastern Ama
teur Skating association as the result
of a bitter warfare over the tlatter's
refusal to obey the ruling of the In
ternational Skating Union of America
reinstating Edmund Lamy of Saranac
Lake,- N. Y., as amateur skating cham
pion of the United States and Canada.
Not only did the board of control of
the Western association in extraordi
nary session called by Chairman Phil
Lauth effect this legislation but stens
were taken to reorganize at once the
eastern territory with a nucleus of 60
members of the Western association.
The Eastern Amateur association was
eliminated from the governing bodies
of skating. The new association to
take its place may be called by the
BEER SHOWS PROSPERITY
Treasury Officials Say Increased
Sales Is Sure Indication.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 30. That
the beer brewers of the country are
recovering from the slump In the con
sumption of that beverage in the fis
cal year ending June 30, 1909, is shown
by the November treasury statement.
During November the taxes on beer
increased $C06,947 over November,
Internal revenue bureau officials say
an increase In consumption of beer is
an indication of prosperity, as beins
a poor man's drink. Its use accurately
reflects the trend of industrial condi
tions. It also Is shown that the retail
liquor dealers' special tax for the first
five months of the current fiscal year
shows a decrease of $282,779, as com
pared with the corresponding period
of the previous year, which the offi
cials say is due to the wave of pro
hibition which has swept over various
portions of the United States.
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Such exposure gave him a severe cold
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GIRLS BASKETBALL IS OFF
Mr. Brown Retained as Secretary and
Treasurer' of Athletic Organiza
tion Mr. Hayden Home.
Superintendent' H. B. Hayden of
the public schools of the city return
ed this morning from Springfield,
where he attended the meeting of
the Illinois Teachers' association.
The meeting was one of the best in
the history of the organization, there
being between eleven and twelve hun
dred teachers in atendance. Prac
tical education, that . is education
along manual training lines, was the
topic most talked of at the -convention
and the general opinion seemed
to "be thnt the more attention paid
to this department of the schools the
better it would be for the pupils and
for the public in general.
Principal H. E. Brown of the high
school and Courity Superintendent S.
J. Ferguson are expected home from
the convention tonight. Mr. Brown
remained because of the session of
the board of appeals of the 6tate ath
letic association, of which he is the
chairman. The board was scheduled
to pass on a number of dispuafed
football games in its session today
and it is expected that its decision on
the Sterling-Rochelle game will prac
tically settle the title of state cham
pions among high school football
Pfo Bankrtball for Glria.
The association met yesterday and
elected officers for the ensuing year,
retaining Mr. Brown of this city as
the secretary and treasurer. William
Wallis of Bloomington was elected
president and S. W. Ebram of De-
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The association took action abol
ishing lnterscholastlc basketball
games by girls teams. A number of
the high schools throughout the state
had already made rules doing away
with such games and allowing only
games between class teams. The
constitution oithe association waa
amended to prevent the girls from
playing with girls of other schools,
as it was the decision of the associa
tion that the sport was good for
them neither morally nor physically.
Sunday, Jan. 2.
Sfatle and Night.
Henry D. Carey'a Phenomenal Suecaaa.
A Stlrriaa; Roma a re Vrrfdly nrktnic
the Spirit eC the Weat HrpM
with Natural People aad Red
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The Musical Event of the Season.
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