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Election of Whitaker as Presi?
dent of League to Be De?
clared Illegal.
Finding May Cause Break That
.Will Mean End of
Kew York, December 12.?The Na
tlonal Board of Arbitration will declaro
the meeting held by tlio Virginia
League In Petersburg: on November 6
Illegal, and the elecUon of S. M. Whit
?. ker, of Lynchburg-, to the presidency
of the organisation, not valid. The
board will say further that no succes?
sor to C. R. Williams, the incumbent,
lias yet been named, and that the Vir?
ginia League must now go home, settle
Its own Internal dissensions and name
ii chief executive. From this aotlon It
will be seen that the final arbiters did
not uphold the meeting held December
4, at which only three clubs?Norfolk,
Petersburg and Koanoke?were repre?
sented, and at which Williams was
named to succeed himself.
For more than three hours attorneys
representing the opposing clans in the
controversy presented evidence in sup?
port of their claims. It was far more
like a court of law than a baseball tri?
bunal. Many sinister charges or near
charges were made. Storm clouds ap?
peared at such brief intervals that the
peaceful onlooker quivered In his boots
lest some absolute breach of the peace
might occur. To the members of the
board the acrimonious fusllades proved
boring, and time and again Chairman
l'urrc-11 was moved to request those too
forceful orators to restrain themselves
hnd adhere strictly to the matter in
It at once became apparent that Uic
pnly point to be considered by the boaid
was whether It had been common prac?
tice In the Virginia League to accept
proxies and allow- them to be voted.
This point was settled early In the
game, and the arguments which fol?
lowed had just about us much effect us
pouring water through a sieve.
Decision To-Day.
Before going any further it might
be well to say that the above state- j
tnent of whut the board will do Is not i
official. That beidj- adjourned to-night
to meet to-vnorrow morning at 11
o'clock, at which time the Virginians |
will be given the definite, positive]
opinion of that tribunal.
But while there Is nothing authori?
tative, about the foregoing prediction,
and while the board is rather Jealous
of having its findings become known]
in advance, this writer Is so certain!
that he has hit the nnll on the head
thru he does not feel that he is taking
?ven n gambler's chance in making his
Thts Board of Arbitration is an Im?
pressive body, and the members seem
to have the knack of getting at the
"Inwards" of a situation in short order.
While the pride of some of those who
had come primed to deliver themselves
of forensic outburts might have been
hurt because of the determination on
1!:r part of the moguls not to listen to
th< petty disturbances existing within
the Virginia family circle, still there
la no question that the action of the
hoard in limiting the debate expedited
matters and ended in ihren hours a
session which, had the desires of the
men presenting the case been followed,
might have still been going on, with?
out any Immediate hope of terminating.
Seotlon 7. of Article 1, 1? what settled
the question and gave Williams a de?
cided vlotory. That section says;
"The constitution of this league may
be altered by a two-thirds vole of the
club members. All clubs voting on
amendments must be represented in
person, and not by proxy."
The members of the board held that
by stipulating Junt when a proxy could
not bo voted, the constitution ol the
Virginia League admitted the legality
of proxies In all other matters. Add j
to this the fact that Judge A. E. King.;
representing the Williams side, proved
conclusively that It was common prac
tloe to vote proxies In the league, and
that the proxy of the Norfolk club,
giving Elmoro Heins, of Roanoke, the
right to cast Norfolk's vote In the No?
vember meeting, was given with the
full knowledge that the meeting was
culled for the specllic purpose of elen
ing officers, and you will have the in?
gredients which will cause the board
to Issue In formal language to-morrow
morning Just what appears In tho
opening paragraph of this story.
Owner W. B. Bradley, of Richmond,
who is leading the fight for the Whlt
uker contenders, practically admitted
his defeat Immediately after the hear?
ing had como to a close, nnd while
the board was busily .engaged In hear?
ing; other matters, without hesitation
he said that he felt that he was go?
ing to lose out on the proxy question,
and lie hit the nnll on the head.
Judge King presented his side ol
the cast first, and told of the several
league meetings held. He spoke of tibi
meeting held September IS. at which
lime an attempt was made to hold an
election, but out of consideration for
Danville, which was pot represented
by an official of the club, the election .
was deferred, and the meeting ad?
journed until November 6. He narrated
just what happened at the Novembei
meeting, all of which ks an old story
to Richmond fans. He dwelt at somo
length on the December meeting, nt
winch Williams was elected. He
summed up by declaring the Novem?
ber meeting to have taken mean and
unfair advantage of a condition which
should not have existed, and that the
meeting, having boon organized on
the presumption that Norfolk's proxy
was In good shape and acceptable to
the representatives present, could not
by any procedure deny to Norfolk the
right to have Its proxy counted on all
questions which might arise.
following Judge King, whose state,
rnent was dignified, concise and to the
point. Advisory Counsel W. H. Sands
began his- argument, presenting many |
legal documents In the nature of affi?
davits and a duly sworn nnd attested
copy of the minutes of the meeting
which was held In Petersburg In No- !
vember. By Insinuation nt lenst ha
led lb members of the board to tho
conclusion that serious charges could
be made against Williams.. He elated
that he had affidavits which, while ha
did not desire to present them, never?
theless told of things which msde it
plain that Richmond could not possibly
'support the re-election of Williams
He also said that It was the general
Impression, whether true or not, that
Williams and the Ronnoke and Nor?
folk clubs were one and the same
Advisory Counsel Sands was request?
ed in rely entirely u*jo:i the merits ol
the care in band and be. Sands, then
'T'HIS gin, because
of its absolute
purity and delight
fully palatable neutral
flavor, is most highly
esteemed and recom
mendedby physicians
as a wholesome aid
to health.
Not a
Combine pleasure
and benefit today
call for a rickey or a
fizz of
The Monarch of
R. L. Christian, & Co., Distributors
Richmond, Va.
I stated that ho had no Intontlon of bo
I smirching WHllamB's character, but
I merely doslred to justify tho position
I of tho clubs he roprosented In op
I poslns the re-election of tho present
chief oxeoutlvo of the league. Iio
' stutud emphatically that Richmond
was ready to support any man for tho
presidency who was honest and fair,
excepting Williams. Ho asked tho
board Itself to name a president for
tho league. This in brief Is just what
happened at the hearing. II. 13. Piich
nrd, secretary of tho Petersburg Club,
spoke briefly of Petersburg's position.
Judge Kavauaugh, of tho board, re?
marked that tho only question to be
considered was the legality of the Nor
folK proxy, and added that If charges
were to bo brought against Williams,
that was another matter.
Judgo King replied briefly, defend?
ing Williams, both as an olllclal of
the league and as a man of Integrity
and "as clean a sportsman as can bo
found In the length and breadth of
the land."
While tho meeting- of the hoard was
In executive session and while what
actually happened In tho conference
chamber Is not supposed to bo public
property, still tlie fact thut tho ses?
sion was stormy, thut the Insinuations
were broad, ami that to put It mildly
the two factions did not regard each
other with that fruternnl spirit which
Is supposed to oxist in an organiza?
tion at pence with Itself and the world,
was soon talked around tho corridors
of the hotel.
There was no m'nclug matters nor
was there u choice of words. Of course,
all of this Information came via. tho
grapevine route. Hut even If it could
not have been obtained tho squally
countenances of tho opponents clearly
presaged tho storm which was pres?
ently to break in the conference chain
br upstairs. Bvory member of lb?
board w,as In his place when Uio sum?
mons cumo for the Virginia leaguers
to contu forward. There were Chairman
J. H. Farrell. N. L,. O'Neill. M. K. Jus?
tice, T. H. Murname, J. A. O'Kourke,
IV. N. Kavauaugh, J. Cal Ewlng, 1". li.
Carson and C. R. Williams.
The last named naturully had no i
say in the question at issue, and re?
tired after all of the evidence had been
Fines un<j other amounts claimed
by the league to be due from W. H.
Bradley, und which were to have beert
considered by the board, were not con?
sidered, but upon request from the
Richmond owner and upon ucqu'es
cence af President Williams and
Prlchard, of Petersburg, were turned
buck to the leaguo to be settled at
the next meeting of the organization.
Tiie w,holc hearing was fraught with
the petty animosities of the two fac?
The fuct that no objection was of?
fered to tho Norfolk proxy except af?
ter a vote hod been taken on tho can?
didates for the presidency was another
sledge-hammer blow against those op?
posing Williams.
in fuct. oven before the hearing, nnd
as predicted In yesterday's story, one
might easily have foreseen the con?
clusion. There is no denying the fact
that Williams is well liked by the
menVbers of the board. They have a
high personal regard "for him. and. in
addition, regard him as one of the best
posted men In baseball affairs In the
This Isn't hot air. It Is simply the
:omposlte expressions of opinion which
the wrter has heard. One of the mem
Ders of the board in au uuguarded mo
aient went so far as to .say that he
would consider it a calamity should
the Virginia Loaguo lose the services
of Williams.
Going deeper Into the findings of
the board, or rather what will be its
findings, some indiscreet member let It
go forth that tho board did consult
IVlllinms as to whether ho would In?
sist upon having tho December meet?
ing, at which his adherents claim
that he was elected president, declared
legal. This Is pointed out simply to
show how strong Williams is with that
body. He did not Insist because of
the fact that the board preferred to
take the action which It will, feeling
that In declaring tho December meet?
ing legal, it would be establishing a
bad precedent. But It would have
taken this action had Williams in?
Summing it all up. Williams is the
victor In the light. Whitaker has lost
his opportunity to head the Virginia
League. Tho highest appellate body
In baseball has spoken, and none, cer?
tainly not In the Virginia League, will
dare dispute the decision of that body.
Indeed, both sides were vehement in
their declarations that thoy would
abide by the action of the board, an<l
had never entertained any idea of tak?
ing the matter Into the courts.
In a nutshell, the league Is still
hopelessly divided. Those familiar with
the constitution of the leuauo will tee
that Williams succeeds himself, for
with a tie vote he holds over, it being
impossible to name his successor. The
question then arises, Can the Virginia
League exist with the split now ob?
taining'.' Three clubs against three
clubs. Lock of confidence, lack of har?
mony, lack of respect each for the
other, each seeking the downfall of tho
other?this is surely a gloomy pros?
President Williams has not decided
when he will cnll another mooting,
but It will be soon, probably before
tho Oral of the year. The meeting,
however, will be purely perfunctory.
The elubs will assemble, nnd Norfolk,
Roanoke and Petersburg will support
Williams, while Richmond. Danville
nnd Lynchburg will vote against him.
I .lust one ray of hope exists.- There
will be a digression, and maybe ont
of the clubs will sidestep nnd vole for
Williams. Nothing can he accom?
plished by a deadlock, except to smash
the Virginia League to smithereens.
The mix-up le Just as bad now as It
ever was. y:Uh this exception. No
question now exists but that Williams
holds thy whlp-hnnd, and ho is going
to drive the Virginia League, or there
"ain't going to be no Virginia League."
Harry Wolverton. for n long time
rumored ns the probable successor of
Hal Chase as leader of tho High?
landers, signed a contract last night,
and now belong.) In Parrel V> camp.
The deal was consummated by Cal.
lowing, representing Oakland. Cal.. and
Kurreil himself. No information is
given as to the money involved.
To-night the members of the Rrise
ball Writers' Association nre enter?
taining the big league magnates. No
business Is being transacted.
' Masons YArct Officers.
At a stated communication of Fraternal
Lodge. No. ?S. A.. F. and A. M., held ul tlie
Mutwille Temple on Monday evening, the
following nfTl<-ers wer.- elected for the cn
KUing term:' Ii. XV. Urotdy, worshipful mas?
ter; U. C Lewi*. Jr.. fculor warden: Kdwln
L. Levy. Junior wurden: Milton J. ({trails,
treasurer; William Relnhelmrr, i?ec rotary;
William Perlstcln, senior deacon; .1. C.
Deasley, Junior deneon; Rev. R. N. Callsch
and jacom Lewlt, chaplain*; W. .1.
I.ynehnm, Hier; Jidin F. Mayer. I.. '/..
Morris and Jj. Nnekinnn, trustees; tloort
nmn, DnvU n.nd ain' J'uqnbo, atoward'i
comralltee; A. W. Baker, purveyor.
Howitzers' lteiiiilnn Tn-Nlght.
The thirty-sixth unnnal reunion and dia?
per el the Richmond llowltzor. Asioolatlon
win . in held si the assembly hall <>r Mm .
phyfs Hotel lo-ni(tht at * o'clock. The ?c
ti\i- member* ?>< tb<- bmtallon wll) be suutun,
and will march from' the armory hi a. body
"The tapered rear axles afford the iin
cst type of construction known."
"Ask any automobile expert."
[Special to Tho Times-Dispatch. I
Durham, If. C, December 12.?In a
rather slow game, but closely contented
throughout, Seniors tQ-nlght dofoutod
the Sophomores by the score of 20 to
ti, thereby winning the pennant in th>
scries ol twelve Interclass games.
Sophomores, playing well on the de?
fensive, held thoir opponents to the
score of li to 3 at tho end of the tirst
half, but in the last few minutes of
play the Seniors ran away wrth them.
After the game Dr. Cranford pre?
sented to Captain Cherry, of the Senior
team, the pennant, and declared the
Sulilors champions of the college.
Standing of I ho tuams:
Seniors, 6-0-1; Juniors. :t-3-5; fresh?
men. 3-3-6; Bephomoree, O-n-0.
Vlotory for Oxford.
London. December 12.?Oxford Cni
vcrslty defeated Cambridge University
In the annual Rugby football match!
played at Queens Club to-day by a
score of 19 to 0.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch. 1
Warronton. Va.. December 12.?The
drag to-day of the W?rrenton Hunt
Club Btarted at Woodbumo, and was
a good run over stone wall country,
across Die farms of Spllman, Cooper,
Carter. lloltzclaw, McCnbe, Varncr
and Oakwood, with a brisk finish at
Among those riding and llnlshlng
well uj) with the hounds were the M.
F. H.. C. H. Smith; Whip. 13. A. Rus?
sell, Jr.; Goorge U. Stone, James R.
Nash and Chlllon Olasscock. Mrs. I-'.
A. R. Portman. Misses Anne Gordon
Stone. Annie Camdon Spilman and Isa?
bel Sprnguc.
Columbia, S. C, December 12.?A
well balanced card with a steeplechase
ovor the short course was offered at
tho Fair Grounds to-day. Only two
favorites won, both held at very short
prices. Gun Cotton, second choice, won
the Jumping race In a hard drive from
Sam Bull. Summaries:
First race?purse J200; two-year
olds and up; six furlongs; selling?
Agnlcr, 3 to 1. 2 to 1, even, first; Buhla
Grande, j to 2, even, 2 to ?>, second;
Mark Antony H., 5 to 2, 4 to 5, 2 to 5,
third. Time. 1:14 1-5.
Second race?purse 5250; three-year
olds and up, (Ivo nnd a half furlongs;
selling. Donau, 11 to 5, 1 to 6, 1 to
4, first; Anavrl, 10 to 1, 3 to 1, even,
second; Kaglc Bird, 5 to 1, 2 tol, 7
to 10, third. Time, 1:07.
Third race?$25i>: steeplechase, short
course, about one and three-quarters
mile?Gun Cotton, 13 to 6, 1 to y, 1 to
3, won. Ham Bull, f, to 1, 6 to 5, 1 to 2,
second: Dr. Heard, 15 to 1, 5 to 1. R of
fi. third. Time, 1:06 4-5. The Speaker
finished third, but was disqualified for
running out on the Held.
Fourth race?purse $200: three-year
olds and up; one mile and an eighth;
selling?Hatteras, 3 to 3, 1 to 3. out.
first; Nadzu, n to 6, 1 to 2, out, sec?
ond; llaldeman. S to 1, 3 to 1, 7 to
10. third. Time, 1:52 4-5. .
Fifth race?purse $200; maiden
three-year-olds; live furlongs: selling
?Tom Massle, 7 to 10, 1 to 3, out, first;
Dick Miss, 9 to 2, 3 to 2, 3 to 6, sec?
ond; Carlisle M., HO to 1, 15 to 1, 12 to
1, third. Time, 1 2-5.
Sixth race?purse $200: three-year
olds and up; six furlongs; selling?
Workbox 10 to 1, 4 to 1, 2 to 1. first:
Dominica, 13 to l, 3 to 1, 3 to 2, sec?
ond; Oakley, in to l, 3 to 1, S to r..
third. Time, 1:13 2-5.
Eleven Games Arranged by
Manager Geddy, of Basket'
ball Team.
ISpccial to The Times-Dispatch.]
Wllllamsburg, Va., December 12.?
Manager T. H. Geddy, Jr.. of the Wil?
liam and Mary basketball team, an?
nounces the following schedule of
games for u>o season;
December 15. Frederloksturg Col?
lege, at Wllllamsburg;.
January 6, .Medical College of Vir?
ginia, at Williamsburg.
January II, Trinity Collego, at Dur?
ham. .\. C. ?
January 12, University of North Car?
olina, at Chapel Hill, N. C.
January 13, Waif Forest Collogo, at
1 Wake Forest, N. C.
Fubruury 3, ltandolph-Macon, at Wll?
February f. Wake Forest, at W 1
Fehritarj: 15. rtandolph-Macon, at
February 16, llumpden-Sldney, at
February 1". V. M. I., at Lexington.
February 23, llampden-Hldney, at
W llliatnshurg.
Homoeopathic Physicians to Hoar Address
by Dr. Arndt.
Homoeopathic physicians, of Itlchmond ar>
Interested in a meeting to be held Frida)
evening, which will be nddrewed by l?r. II
R. Arndt, of Cleveland; field ?oeretary ol
the American Institute of Homoeopathy.
IHk subject will !??: "Tho Union of the
"T>r. Arndt, an 'author and prominent
homoeopathic medical authority, In tho trav?
eling representative of the national organi?
zation "f homoeopaths, Hie latter number?
ing in tho Halted Mates and t:nnado.
Mo in the author of n number of medical
works, one of which I? n tbreo volume pro?
duction on the practice of medicine. Fop
a number of years l'r. Arndt ?im pr'o/ops'or
Of reatorla nicdltii in the thiIvor?dty of
Michigan, at Ann Arbor, and previous to
that directed n chair In ihe Mcrilnal C.il
lcce of i lie Pacific, at .San Francisco,
Arrangements for the meeting are in
uiwut.oi Ui\ M. JA. fZttUauuu
One Reason for Virginia's Great Strength on
Gridiron?ririo of Stars Developed During
Past Season.
Chariottcsvllle. Vu., December 12.?
The prediction was made to-day by a |
local alumnuB of the Unlvorslly of
Virginia who Is an enthusiast over
athletics, that It Virginia continues to
draw such valuable prep school ma?
terial as she has this year from the
Dawrenouvlllc School, in New Jersey.
Tome School, In Maryland, and other
institutions of equal prominence, not
to mention such Virginia schools as
Hnmpdcn-Sklney, Woodborry Korest,
Episcopal High and others of the same
calibre, her football ulovens will soon
'be able to compete very successfully
with the tnaniB frum the biggest uni?
versities in the East.
This year's eleven, though almost
strictly a freshman team, ranked sec?
ond only to the Carlisle. Indians in tho I
largest number of points scored tho
past year. The schedule was not a
weak one, either. On the other hand.
It contained games with better loams
than wore mot the year previous,
among the number being Georgetown, i
8warthmore, North Carolina, Virginia
Military Institute and Woke Forest.
Rarely a year passes that some grid?
iron star is not developed at the uni?
versity from among the prop, school
material. One has only to turn back
a few years to recall a half-dozen play?
ers who w.ere much In tho limelight In
the South Atlantic division?men of
the class of Pollard, Btanton and ilc?
aker. whose prowess will never be for?
gotten. Pollard and Slunton, !t will be
recalled, find hardly seen a football
game played before entering Virginia,
and all of their knowledge of the I
great gridiron sport was gained on j
Lambeth Field. 11 y the way, Dr. Pol
lard, who Is now; a surgeon In tho
navy, shone With cqunl prominence
on the gridiron and diamond. He was
a star quarterback and one of the best
twlrlers and hardest hitters on the j
baseball teams Of Iiis day In the col- j
lege world.
Yew Stnrs Developed.
Coming down to the present year, |
the foot'bnli season Just closed has ]
brought to light some very promising i
players, notably Deft Guard Carter, |
Halfback Walter nnd Quarterback j
Gooch. Carter is undoubtedly the most I
promising of the trio mentioned. Iiis
best work, perhaps, was done Id the
Swprthmore, V. M. L and North Caro?
lina games.
Two of Uiese contests wore played
at home, und outoldo critics did not
huvo u chanco to size him up. Here at
home ho Is rogurdcu us good enough
(o hold his own against Princeton,
Yule or any other team.
Halfback IT. j. Walter, who wan a
co-Htur with Todd in tho Thanksgiving
Day battlo with North Carolina, Is un
uther llnd. Ho Is a product of tho
Manual Training High School, of Den?
ver, Col., and came Eust with his two
brothers?all of them athletes. Walter
likes footbul). w,hllo tno others prefer
track and basketball. Each 1b good
In his field of endeavor. Tho trio are
students In the academlo department,
and are aspiring for the it. S. decree.
They occupy the same room, have tho
same tickets, and aro aplcndld Btu
dents, muklng practically tho aamo
murks?close to .100. F. j. has already
shown his worth, aud if his brothers
do anything like as well In their
chosen branches of sport, Virginia
will have no causo to complain.
itobert Uooch, tho "bnby of the team,
and, like othar babies v.heto there is
only nno In the family. Is tho Idol of
the sqund. Ills work In tho North Caro?
lina gamo nlono stamps him as a
worthy successor to Honaker?though
the. two are players of entirely differ?
ent types. Honn'rer was a brilliant
open tleUl runner. Gooch Is not, but
he is a Held general of remarkable
promise, and gets the best results pos?
sible out of his teammates. With a
little more seasoning ho should develop
rapidly as a ground gainer, and, with
Increased weight, make a better show?
ing on the defonsive. He Is a son of
.lodge Gooch. formerly of Louisa, and
comes of sturdy stock. His brother,
Btapleton, whs quarterback on Virginia
Die year the Ornnge nnd Rlue de?
feated Georgetown 2" to 0. Robert
Gooch has .three more years on tho
eleven, and by the time he gets
through another brother, who Is now
plnylng football as hard as he knows
how at Jefferson School, this city, will
he ready to slip Into his shoes. Judge
Gooch. Mrs. Gooch and their little
daughter, Mary Stuart, are nil fond
of football, and rnrcly miss a practice.
Official Intercourse Will Be Confined to Dealings
Under National Agreement?Probably Will
Not Lause baseball War?Aftermath
oi' 1 icket Scandal Probe.
New York, December l'J.?Olli- ial
Intercourse between the two major
basehall leagues ceased nils after?
noon upon adoption of a resolution to
Hint effect by .the American League,
except so far as the American League
deems Itself obliged to deal with the
National under the national agree?
ment, and in the words of the resolu?
tion, "as may be requisite for the
safeguarding of its territorial and
player rights."
Thomas .1. Lynch, president of the
National League, alter reading the
resolutions, sold that the only inter?
course that there ever had been be?
tween the leagues came under this ex?
There seemed tu be considerable
doubt in President Lynch'a mind as to
Just what construction to place upon
the American League's action. There
wus a multitude of reports to explain
Easy to put on, easy to take
off, easy to tie the tie in.
Cine!I, T'esbody A Company. Makers, Troy, S. T
For 30 YcHrn the Mouse of (lunllty.
Straus, Gunst & Co.,
i Us i tilers and Illenders of
fe'lne Whiskeys.
Drink Old Henry
Its Long llecord Proves It* Merit.
Built to
Highest Price and Best.
W. C. SMITH & CO.,
314 N. Fifth. Vine and Main.
The buyer who knows the differ* i
o automobiles will own a
Car Co.
Allen Avs and Broad Strea.
Waverly Electric Victoria
Richmond Motor Co., Inc.
313 Wcat Main.
why il had been adopted. One had I?1
that the resolution wis tho American
!.? ague's ans? er to the statement last
tiTghi of August Herrmann, chairman
ol the National Commission, that little
.headway had been made In the investi?
gation of tho world's series ticket
scandal. Ban Johnson, president of
the. Americans, snkt that the resolu?
tion spoke fur lldelf. It follows:
"Resolved, that the American League
will continue id oxorcloe Its privileges
and observe as obligations under the
national agreement, but will decline
to have further ofllclal Intercourse
v. itIi the National League except so fat
as may be requisite for tho safeguard?
ing of its territorial and player rights.
"Du It further resolved, that the
American League will not be repre?
sented in another series for tho cham?
pionship of the world or In any other
Intcr-lcaguc event unless accorded solo
charge of the sale of tickets to g.-.in-.
I played on Its grounds under an ar?
rangement and with the understanding
that il shall not assume responsibility
for the conduct ot the business depart?
ment of the games at the park of lilt
other contesting club."
Comment* by Lynch.
"What does it mean?" asked Pres!
dent Lynch, after reading It o%'et
twice. "The American League nevei
hud any official intercourse with the
National League outside of their com?
mittees?Including the schedule com?
mittee?which meet as tho national
agreement requires them to. so fun
as world series tickets are concerned,
tho National Commission for the llrst
lime gave the clubs tIiis year the full
right to sell tickets to tho world's
t-erlos games In their respective cities
What was the result? Every newspaper
man In the country knows the scan?
dal which followed. The Philadelphia
?;lub. under the ruling of tho commis?
sion, had control of the ticket sale In
their city, yet the commission has
found that scalpers were busy there,
"Now. as to tho last few lines of tho
resolution. 1 cunnnt understand how
the American League could over as?
sume responsibility for the conduct of
the business depaitment or any other
department of the National League, or
any of its clubs on their home
There was a long discussion of the
resolution before tho American League
adopted It. P. J. Farrell, of the Nev#
York club, Introduced It, and C. A.
Cotnlskey, of the White Sox, second?
ed it. The vote was unanimous, and
copies signed by Ban Johnson were
sent to 'President Lynch, of the Na?
tional League, and the National Com?
Barney Dreyfuss, of the Pittsburgh
club, and other National Loaguo men,
who were scon to-night seemed to
hold the opinion that tho "break" did
not threaten a baseball war. pointing'
out that It would not Involve working
relations of the national agreement.
Aftermath of the tloket scandal
caused more than one sonsatlon to-day.
Second only to the American Lcngue's
resolution was the interest attached
to tho making pu'bllc of a peppery lot
ter written by John T. Brush, presi?
dent of tho Now York baseball club,
to August Herrmann on November 27,
In answer to certain inquiries pro?
pounded by the National Commission.
Ticket Investigation.
Mr Brush declared that after in?
vestigation of the. ticket scnndai "1
have been able to trace but ope ticket
for tho world's scries from legitimate
hands tb a patron through a scalper,
and that ticket passed from the hand
of August Herrmnn, ohnlrmnn of the
National Commission, to B. B. John?
son, president of tho Amorlcan League,
in Ph'lndelpbln.
"The gentleman who used the tlikcl
j;tt between August Herrmann and Jo 1ft i
K. Bruce, sccrctnry of the national
committee. In the seat allotted ;o B. 11.
the third Raine, and ho tnformod
Chairman Herrmann, Secretary Bruce
and President Lynch, who also eat
next to Herrmann, that he bought the
neat from a BCalper outside the park,
for ?5. '
"I do not know how many tickets
Air. Johnson hod out of the seven or
eight hundred sccurod by tho National
Commluslon in Philadelphia, but I do
know) that Mr. Hcldlor, secretary of
. the National Luuguo, reports that ho
hud 220 tickets for the sorlos in New
York. This is tho only fnot that I
have been able to develop capable of
being- substantiated by tho accounts
for the possession of tickets by scalp?
"If tho commission has surnclent In?
formation to establish the guilt of any
individual connected with tho Now
York club I am as anxious as any
ono to know who It lb that Is in?
volved. If tho commission has nothing
but unsupported hearsay, then It Is at
fault in kcoplng this matter alive and
subjecting the Now York club to con?
tinued suspicion and abuse, and should,
If It cannot provo the charges, exon?
erate tho club and its officials and cell
Huro tho Individual who made it."
To President Johnson the American
League left the task of stopping gam?
bling in huHcball pools In its circuit.
He also was given full power tc act
for the league on the request of the
International League and American
.Association for higher clusblf Icallou
Mr. Johnson, It Is understood, will vote
for the higher rating they desire.
Kor winning tho world's champion?
ship, the Philadelphia club was given
the congratulations of tho league and
Its thanks, embodied In a formal and
laudatory resolution. Anoth-r resolu?
tion awarded to Umpire Sher'dati a
medal of honor for past service and
placed him upon the pension list.
Under tho caption. "Notes from the
President's Report," a statement la
tsiicd by the National League recite.,
that l ^'.-t f,o baseballs were used during
lhll;. that t>7 postponed and t'e games
and CS double-headers were ployed;
that .'!'! pis.) eis had been suspended
and fines Imposed. St. Louis was
congratulated for its light for posi?
tion und deportment, but one pla>-t
being disciplined.
Chanted iVUli Robbery,
Adolpbue Alien, colored, was arrested last
night ey Detective Atkinson and Policeman
Bfoeot on u churge of (Healing IK, from tlie
person of Harry Wladdty. Willie Allen,
brother of the other Allen, u-sn itrrent'd on
?uaplcien of being Implicated In the rob?
lllloii?-Thr Stnmpede."
AI. II. Wilson.
AI. H. Wilson, tho German dialect
comedian, comes to the Academy to?
morrow, matinee and night, when he
will be seen as the central character
In tho new Hinging comedy, "A German
Prince." which has the distinction of
being the fc^M Wilson play so far pro?
duced. During the unfolding of the
?story the audience travels with Mr.
Wilson, who portrays the character ?>f
an Impoverished prince of the tlcriiinn
empire, through an Interesting coun?
try: the lanjl of the Rhine and Aus?
trian Tyrol, where beauty In rugged
grandeur meets tlie eye on every hand,
and W'herc legend and romance are in?
separable. At the opening of the pe: -
formanre tb., prince Is discovered a*
the centre of attraction among a party
nf louring Americans, to whom he re?
lates the folk-lore of Germany -In his
quaint Dutch accent; and for whom
he sings several tuneful love songs. Id
has lost none of his former tuneful
niellowhess of voice, nnd as the plot
of the play Is to a certain extent
woven around the songs. they are
naturally Introduced to gals double
effect from thtlr selling.
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