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FRATERNITY HEAD HITS WAIVER RULE In Statement Charges Unfairness; Cites the Case of Reulbach as Emphatic Example f Special to The Telegraph New York, Feb. 22.—The uncondi tional release of Pitcher Edward Reul bach by the Brooklyn National Lea gue Club was characterized as "an >ther evidence of the unfairness of the >resent waiver rule as operated by or ganized ball." by David L. Pultz, pres ident of the Baseball Players' Frater nity, in a statement issued yesterday: Reviewing Reulbach's case. Fultz -<aid: "On November 21 last the club secured waivers on Reulbach and thus evidenced its intention of not signing him for 1915. Notwithstanding this tact, Reulbach was not notified that waivers had been asked or of the club's intention until January 27 this year, three days before the club, by the rules of organized ball, would have to either send him a contract or give him his release. On this day he was re leased unconditionally after all clubs had practically completed their rosters for the coming season. "All waiver negotiations are con ducted secretly among the owners and the players know nothing of what is taking place, although the transaction is of vital importance to them. The recent instance in which Hugh Jen nings was severely reprimanded for disclosing the fact that waivers had been asked on Bender, Coombs and Plank by the Philadelphia Athletics shows how carefully the owners guard this information from the public and players." Clark Griffith Plays President Dave Fultz Special to The Telegraph Washington. Feb. 22.—Clark Griffith has taken a violent dislike to the Base ball Players' Fraternity in general and its president, Dave Fultz, in particu lar. The manager of the Senators since the time he graduated from the ranks to a full-Hedged manager has always had the best interests of the players at heart, but he flays Dave Fultz in no uncertain terms. "When the Federals filed their suit to dissolve the National Commission, Dave Fultz, as president of the Play •ers' Fraternity, should have come out with some such statement as this: " 'The Players' Fraternity is sat isfied with these contracts even if the court isn't: they were made in Kood faith, and we will stand by them.' "During the time I have been con .nected with baseball," says Griff. "I have been a member of several play ers' fraternities, and they have all been governed by good officials. The present Players' Fraternity has only Dave Fultz at its head, and Fultz lost the chance of his life in not coming to .the front for organized baseball when Whe Feds started court proceedings." Vanderbilt Cup Race Is Today's Big Event Special to The Telegraph San Francisco , Feb. 22.—Thirty three cars started to-day on the Pana ma-Pacific Exposition course for the coveted Vandebilt Cup. The length of the course is 3 9-10 miles and with 77 laps to be covered. It is estimated that the race should be over by 2.30 p. m. Twelve hundred Federal soldiers, marines and exposition guards will po lice the course. The exposition's mile race track, part of the course, has been planked. The remainder of the route, also on the exposition grounds, is an asphalt pave ment. Two of the turns are at right angles and there are other hazardous irregularities in the course that will make the going perilous. In practice spins 100 miles an hour has been made on the straightways. Harry Grant and Ralph De Palma, both winner of the Vanderbilt cup are among the contestants, and the expect ed struggle between them for perma ment possession of the trophy promises to be a feature of the race. Six grandstands, with a combined seating capacity of 26.000, have been erected along the course. Sport News at a Glance Charley Brickley. the Harvard star, will be head coach for the Columbia University football team. Central High Girls will play Carlisle Indian Girls. at Carlisle, Wednesday afternoon. The team had a hard prac tice game this afternoon. Battling Jim Johnson was bested by Sam McCoy, at Havanna, yesterday. The American Association may re duce the players limit to sixteen. St. Matthew's defeated Salem Luth eran Club, of Oberlin, at Oberlin, Sat urday score 26 to 25. Holtzman's All-Star duckpin team will play Hanover, at the latter place, to-morrow night. York has a big boxing show on for to-night. Joe Barrett is manager. Sycamore won from Liberty A. C., Saturday, score 43 to 12. The Tech Seniors on Saturday de feated the Freshmen in the Interclass series, score 45 to 18. Central High will not have baseball, preferring a strong track team. Andy Sears, the new coach for Har risburg Independents, will play with Reading to-morrow night. The P. R. R. Y. Jr. C. A. bowlers lost to Jersey City bowlers, Saturday, mar gin 114 pins. Marrisburg Academy scrubs on Sat urday lost to Middletown tossers, score , 104 to 2R. The Methodist Club on Saturday de feated th<> Industrial Club, of Carlisle, at the latter place, score 32 to 30. Attlcks still has a lead of four tolnts over Montgomery in the race for honors in the Casino League. TKI-STATE WINS SI*IT Special to The Telegraph Lancaster, Feb. 22.—Tn court Satur day direction was given that judg ment be entered in favor of the plain tiff in the sum of $2,061.33 in the case of the Tri-State League against the Wilmington Baseball club and the United States Fidelity and Guaranty company. It was an action brought to recover on the bond originally given the Wilmington Ball club in 1914 to finish the season. The franchise, after a time, was forfeited to the league, which was compelled to conduct the club until the close of the season. m MAND€N 2'sirT (TIE SLIDES EASILY^ m/ion (pilars ''OIDCST AMERICA UNITBD SHIRT Of COLLAR CO.TROY.M i MONDAY EVENING, Jerry on the Job By Hoban ' --."be? ' ■ " c • c , ■ PLAN TEAM SHOOT FOR CHAMP WHIP Harrisburg to Compete With West Fairview Marksmen Next Satur day; Three Big Events On the grounds at Fourth and Di vision streets next Saturday the first of a series of shoots between Dauphin I and county crack ohots will be held. Teams of ten men each, representing the Harrisburg Sportsmen's Associa tion and the West Fairview Sports men's Association, will be picked this ■week. Three matches have been arranged, each to be held on a Saturday after noon. The second match will take place at West Fairview anti there will "be a toss-up for the third contest. The championship of the two coun ties will go to the winning team. At West Fairview Saturday Captain Disney had a large squad of men at practice. Good scores were hung up. C. Miller was high score with S7 out of 100. The scores follow: Shot at. Broke Hoover 176 139 M. B. Stewart 164 135 Eshenower 150 118 W. A. Miller 150 10S F. Martin 150 89 C. Miller 100 87 F. Hawbakcr 100 S4 Hippensteel 100 79 Alleman 77 49 Disney 75 60 Givler 50 37 Ray 50 36 Glessner 25 16 R. Stewart 25 12 | . P. R. R. EI.ECTS MNE-IP Strong Turn In Take Fielil Early With Kiimrv p. Cook an ilanavrr The P- R. R. elects will take up plans in the near future. The team [will be in the field with Emory P. The following players have been noti fied to report: Gamble, R. Gamble. Rrenesholtz, White, Givens, Hain, Garmin, Smith, •ihuey, Searer. Corpman, Carl. Ellicker. Fetrow. Bannan, Cleckner. Shaffer, Johnson, Darr, C. Cook and E. Cook. STATE SHOOTERS HERE In Context For Ihc l.lvc Rird I'hain pionahlp Shooters froi* all over Pennsvlvania are in Harrisburg to-day for the an nual State live bird shoot. Anions the early comers were the Wertz brotl#;rs from Reading. Tzzy Hoffman, Chief Albert Bender, and teams from Sunhury, Lebanon, Pottsville, Barre, York. and other cities. The big handicap event for the State championship started at 11 o'clock this morning and will lend this after noon at 3 o'clock. MITE SOCIETY SUPPER Special tr The Telegraph Dauphin. Pa.. Feb. 22. On Saturdav evening the Methodist Church gave a sauerkraut supper, in the band hall, under the direction of the Mite So ciety. Ice cream, cake and candy were also sold. Before the evening was half over they were entirely sold out. clear ing about 117. which will go toward the benefit of the church. NEW EVANGELISTIC SONG Special to The Telegraph Salunga. Feb. 22.—Nearly every town in Lancaster county has gotten a revival stir, and yesterday one of the largest meetings ever held here took place in the Methodist Church. The Rev. Siias W. Drumm, of Lancaster, was the speaker. Miss Gertrude T. Villee, of Marietta, has written a song. "Come Seek Ye the Kingdom," com memorative of the word at Marietta, which is making a "hit." BLOODPOISONING FROM BLISTER Special to The Telegraph Lewistown. Pa., Feb. 22. R. M. Mc- Coy, Pennsylvania Railroad passenger agent at # Lewistown Junction station, has had'a hard road to travel for several days past. Mr. McCoy's shoe rubbed a blister on his heel and It became highly Inflamed and has sine* threatened bloodpolsonlng. CATHOI.IC PRIEST DIES Word was received last night by the Rt. Rev. Maurice M. Hassctt, of the death of the Rev. Father C. .1. Oalligan. formerly an assistant rector of St. Patrick's Cathedral, at Locust Gap. where he has been rec tor of St, Jo seph's Church for the last decade. The Rev. Father Galllgan was well-known in this city. He was assistant rector .here about twenty years ago. t Howard Drew to Run in the Penn Relays ■■ I * iiiYSA-: Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 22. —The University of Southern California will |be represented in the sprints at the i Penn relays at Franklin Field. Phila delphia. in the late Spring by Howard? ! Drew, sensational negro flier, it ha* j been announced. Despite the storieit i which have been bandied around as t&i j Drew's professionalism, the former] bellboy of Worcester, Mass., will com-| pete against the swiftest sprinters in ! the country at the big intercollegiate ! event. | FOLLYANXAS CLASS ORGANIZED Special to The Telegraph Halifax. Pa.. Feb. 22.—At a recent meeting of the class taught by Miss Charlotte Heisler in the Methodist Episcopal Sunday school an organiza tion was effected by the election of the following otflcers: President. Char lotte Heisler; vice-president, Helen Matter; secretary, Esther Zimmerman; treasurer, Miriam Ryan; membership, Marie Smith and Helen Matter; social, Esther Zimmerman and Annahelie Gemberiing; literary, Carrie Shoop and Miriam Loudermilk; athletic, Miriam Ryan and Helen Wert. The class name chosen was "The Pollyannas," and the motto, "Be Glad." SILVER WEDDING Presbyterian Minister untl Wife Greet ed by Hundreds of Friends Special to The Telegraph Columbia, Pa., Feb. 22.—0n Satur day evening, the Rev. Dr. George Wells Ely and Mrs. Ely held a reception in the Presbyterian manse in honor of their twenty-fifth wedding anniver sary. They were greeted by several hundreds of their members and friends who called to extend their congratula tions. Dr. Ely has been pastor of the Presbyterian church here for nearly i thirty-two years and is highly esteem ed by the citizens of the borough. j HENS MAKING RECORDS Special to The Telegraph Mountvllle, Pa., Feb. 22.—A. S. My- 1 ers, of this borough, is the owner of| two remarkable hens and his reports, have broken all records in egg-laying which have appeared in public prints. These hens have laid steadily since last August and have not missed a day. Three to five eggs are the number that Mr. Myers gathers from these hens each day and the eggs measure 6V4 by 7% inches In size. In probf of his statement, Mr. Myers has shown the eggs in his place of business and as he keeps only two hens his statement cannot be doubted. WE A I,THY FA IIM OWNER DIRS Special to The Telegraph Chambersburg, Pa,, Feb. 2!. Robert C. Johnson. a wealthy farm owner, died at Shippensburg yesterday of in juries received In an automobile ac cident on New Tear's Day. He was 19 i years old, | HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH JACK JOHNSON REACHES HA VAN A; CHAMPION TO CHARTER STEAMER Anxious About Conditions in Mexico; Says He Never Felt Better Than a t Present By Associated Press Havana, Feb. 22. Jack Johnson, the pugilist, accompanied by his wife, secretary, sparring oartner and a ser vant, arrived here early this morning from Cienfuegos. He appeared in good condition and declared he never felt better. Johnson said his only anxiety now was to reach Juarez, Mex., in time for his match with Jess Willard on March 6. He was much annoyed at hearing of the present chaotic condi tion in Mexico, especially the difficul ties which probably would confront lAMu^e^efypsi JL i Raymond Hitchcock in the "Beauty Shop" the attraction at the Majestic Tuesday evening.—Advertisement. MAJESTIC To-morrow evening Raymond Hitch cock In "The Beauty Shop." Friday afternoon and evening—Uncle Tom's Cabin." Saturday afternoon an<l evening AI. Wilson in "When Old New York Was Dutch." • OHI'HEI'M Every afternoon and evening High- Class Vaudeville. COI.ONIAL Every afternoon and evening Vaude ville and Pictures. MOTION PICTURES Palace, 10 a. m. to 11 p. m. Photoplay, 10 a. m. to 11 p. m. « Royal, 6 p. m. to 11 p. m. Victoria. 10 a. m. to 11 p. m. "UNCLE TOM'S CABIN" The "Uncle Tom's Cabin" revival which will be seen at the Majestic. Fri day. afternoon and evening, is said to be the most expensive and elaborate offering ever made of the great play in America. The company numbers over Aftv members, while the scenic equip ment is of such variety that two spec ial seventy-foot cars are required for Its transportation.—Advertisement. Ali. H. WII.SOS Believing that "the play's the thing to please the public," Al. H. Wilson's manager, Sidney R. Ellis, wisely decided this season tr, again produce "When Old New York Was Dutch," and when Al. H„ or rather "Metz" Wilson, as he is best known to theatergoers, makes his appearance at the Majestic next Saturday, afternoon and evening, ho will be seen as the central character. Mr. Wilson has an exi-rwUnp-iy sifcf&t him in going north from Tamplco. Johnson declared, however, that he was determined to push ahead in spite of all obstacles and if no regular steamer was available for the trip he would charter a vessel to take him to Tampieo. No plans had been made for his ap pearance in Havana, Johnson said, but he would confer with George M. Bradt, who holds the Cuban government con cession for boxing matches in the Ha vana stadium, and might give an ex hibition bout with Sam McVey or Jim Johnson. voice that he knows how to use in the rendition of songs of heart interest. For his present offering he has com posed. "When I First Met You," "Moon, Moon. Moon," "When the Roses In Spring Bloom Again," "Mr. Bear" and "Auf Weidersehn Fraulein." —Advertisement. OHPHELM By way of celebrating Washington's Birthday at the Orpheum this week, they expect to follow the peace-loving qualities of our esteemed Forefather instead of cutting down the cherry tree. So it wfll be the duty of the manage ment to see that all recognize the neu tral Hag. It is an actual fact that na tives of countries now In the struggle, as well as the few remaining neutral countries, are represented in this splen did vocal attraction. It remains to be seen if somebody will have to be a settler of differences when all these foreign singers come to Harrisburg. Ten trillers of considerable reptation appear in the act. which is staged in four elaborate scenes. Of almost equal importance in a comedy sense is the first local appearance of Milton Polleck and company in their celebrated George Ade comedy, called "Speaking to Father." And Hoey and t>ee, the popu lar Hebrew character comedians and parodists, return in new gags and new parodies. Other big Keith -names of the holiday bill will include the cele brated Will® Brothers; Harry and Eva Puck; Augusta Glose and The Skating Bear.—Advertisement. COI.ONIAI. Patriotism extends to the Busy Cor ner, where a regulation holiday offer ing is scheduled to hold forth. "Fun In Poppyland," a pretentious musical comedy extravaganza with pretty girls, clever comedians, delightful scenery and fetching costumes, will be the un usual headliner. Other good vaudeville novelties booked to appear will include: Tops Topsy and Tops, presenting a va riety novelty skit, and John F. Clark, the clever monologist. Advertise ment. "RUNAWAY JUNE" AT THE VIC TORIA The fourth episode of the new serial In motion pictures will be shown at the Victoria to-day. This new work by George Randolph Chester, writer of hundreds of interesting Action stories. Is "Runaway June," a story of a girl who married the man she loved, but who left him two hours after she married him. He had given her some money, but the intervention of a man. who wore a black Vandyke, caused her to leave him without cere mony. This man with the Vandyke saw something in "June" that he liked and consequently followed her, making her life miserable. Just what happen ed and all of the mystery is made clear in the pictures of this story. Norma Phillips, well remembered for her work In the "Mutual Girl," was chosen to All the role of "June." Ar thur Donaldson fills the role of the man with the black Vandyke. "Runaway June" will be shown at The Victoria to-day. this offering being the fourth instalment.—Advertisement. "RUNAWAY JUNE." ROY Al, THEATER At the Royal Theater to-dav will be shown the third episode of the great new serial by George Randolph Chester, the first of the writer's stories to appear in the newspapers and in motion pictures. Norma Phillips, the "Mutual Girl." was selected to All the leading role in "Runaway June." the new serial. This Aim is being shown at this theater every Monday for a period of Afteen weeks. The story is one of love, dollars and mystery, with plenty of the latter. The man with the black Vandyke saw something in "June" which he liked, and he followed her and made her life miserable. The mystery that follows Is left for you to solve. The third episode will be shown at the Royal. Third street above Cum berland. to-night—Advertisement. PHOTOPLAV TODAY Vitagraph's clever impersonator, Wally Van. appears to-day in a two act comedp, "The Wrong Girl." "Roping a Bride," a Sellg Western, and the last of the Edison "Olive, the Gypsy." series. "Olive's Greatest Oppor tunity." "Pero Gorlot," from the book of that name, a two-act Biograph drama, completes the program. Coming Thursday. Francis X. ■ Bushman.—Ad vertisement. , FEBRUARY 22, 1915. INDEPENDENTS PLAY CRACK READING TEAM Eastern League Tossers Will Be Tuesday Night Attraction; Greystock Wins Reading Eastern league basketball team will be the attraction at Chest nut Street Auditorium to-morrow night. This aggregation of tossers, one of the fastest in the State, will play the Independents. The game is of unusual importance because of the strong bid being made by Harrisburg to have league basketball. Reading stands second in the cham pionship race and is a strong con tender for this season's honors. In bringing this team to Harrisburg the Independents realize that they have a hard game ahead of them. Practice this afternoon for this battle lasted two hours. The game will start at 8.10 o'clock and will be followed with dancing. It will be the first midweek game of the season. In the game Saturday night the Indedpendents again lost to Greystock, score 3 4 to 32. It was another nerve racking contest. The local tossers were in the running untli the second half, when breaks went bad for Har risburg. The Independents also got the worst of close decisions. A big rrowd witnessed tho contest. The line-up for to-morrow night follows: Reading. Harrisburg. Boggio, f. McCord. f. Beggs, f. Rote. f. Hogherty, c. Geisel, c. Sears, g. McConnell, g. Morris, g. Ford. g. Mandot "Comes Back"; Draws With Dundee New Orleans, La., Feb. 22. Joe Mandot, one-time premier lightweight of the South, has "come back" and earned a draw with Johnny Dundee, of New York, in a slashing twenty round bout. New Yorkers at the ringside declare Dundee earned the decision and Southerners claimed It was Mandot all the way. It is un derstood Mandot will try to get an other match with Willie Ritchie. WOMAN KILIiKIi BY Al'TO Tjancaster, Pa., Feb. 22.—Mrs. Cath erine McKelvey, a widow, was killed by an automobile here yesterday morn ing while on her way to a hospital. The machine was driven by its owner, Mervir. S. Myers. It is said Mrs. McKelvey stepped off the curb directly in front of the machine. SIX Ml MPLICITED IN WRECK OF BANK Statement of Arthur J. Hoverter Names Those Concerned in Schaefferstown Affair i Schaefferstown, Pa.. Feb. 22. —It be came known here to-day that at the conference held by National Bank aminer James jr. l-ogan with Arthur J. Hoverter, the life insurance agent, last Friday in the county jail, the statement made by Hoverter was re duced to writing and tells in detail hi« financial transactions which figured largely in the wrecking of the FirsS National Bank here. This statement has been forwarded by Examiner Lo ugn to the office of the United States district attorney for the Middle dis trict, where informations are now be ing drawn up charging no less than six men with conspiracy and with wilfully aiding and abetting the lato cashier. Alvin Blnner, in the misappli cation of the bank's funds. These arrests are expected to follow the hearing to be given Hoverter on next Tuesday before United States Commissioner H. J. Schools, of Leb anon. Young Man Killed and Two Hurt in Auto Accident in Upper End of County Special to The Telegraph Williamstown, Pa., Feb. 22.—Russet Donley, 21 year sold, was killed and his brother, John Donley, and Harper Machamer were injured last night when their automobile turned turtle on a mountain road near here. Tho accident occurred on a steep gTade, when the rear wheel of the automobile broke. Russel Donley was thrown through the windshield and the auto mobile ran over him. His brother, who was driving the machine, was prevented from being thrown out by the steering wheel. He sustained an ugly gash on the head. Machanter was also cut about the head. William Shuttlesworth and Michael Garver, who were also on the machine, es caped injury. Donley was a son of Cyrus Donley, well known in the upper end of the county. Besides his par ents he is survived by a brother and three sisters. Lancaster Woman Killed on Corner by Automobile Special to The Telegraph I-ancaster, Pa., Feb. 22. Through falling to notice an automobile's ap proach Mrs. Catherine McKelvey, 40 years of age. widow of Charles S. Mc- Kelvey. lost her life yesterday. As tho car of Mervln S. Myers, of West Wil low, the owner being accompanied by his brother. Arthur, a Dickinson Col lege student, was rounding the corner at West King and Prince streets, Mrs. McKelvey stepped In front of It from the sidewalk und was knocked down and dragged. Her skull was crushed and she died in the ambulance going to a hospital. Two Express Messengers Are Mysterious Robbers Special to The Telegraph Washington. D. C., Feb. 22. Myrf- t tery surrounding the reported robberv of the express car on the Atlantic Coast Line's Florida flier near Alexandria last Thursday night has been cleared up, acording to an announcement by the Adams Express Company office here yesterday, by a confession from two messengers who were In the car that they themselves smashed the company's strong box and threw It from the mov ing train. The box contained no valu ables. The messengers broke into It, the ex planat(on says, to get some stationery they needed for their night's work, and later, fearing the Job would get them into trouble, agreed to tell the story of "the masked robber." MORE COKE OVEJiS FIRED Frlck Company Gives Orders to Swart 418 at Fifteen Plants Special to The Telegraph Connellsvllle. Pa., Feb. 22. Orders have been Issued by the H. C. Prick Coke Company for firing 418 additional ovens at fifteen plants in Payette anil Westmoreland counties, making a total of 3.773 since the improvement in busi ness began a few weeks ago. Announce ment was made at the same time that the company will continue to operate five days this week.