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f. Continued from Pace Seventeen BIG BASE BALL WAR DOE NEXT SEASON Charles a. Havenor has boaffht a 1tract of eight acre* on the north side fta Chicago, says The Omaha Bee. This might be overlooked in the rush of business as a mere real estate d«al. But it has more importance than that. It is really the opening gun in what bids fair to be the merriest war ever spru/ig in the baseball world. Mr. Havenor happens to be the owner of tile Milwaukee franchise and team in the American association of profes sional baseball clubs^Und the tract of ground he has Just secured title to to be used as the park for the Ameri can association team in Chicago. Just When it will be put into commission Is not dfflnitely determined, but the well posted men who have been watching proceedings closely do not expect it will be postponed longer than next sea son It may go over for another year because the American is in an agree ment with the major leagues that has two years yet to run and might not like to break it But this is improbable. For many months signs have pointed to the coming conflict and the decks are now pretty well cleared. George Tebeau. who is generally credited with being the moving spirit in the deal, has COtten himself into pretty good trim for the flght and he has both the fin ess and the courage to tackle the great "major" league leaders in a finish fight. In fact, it may he seriously questioned If a brainier baseball fighter than Te beau lives today. He started ten years years ago with a shoestring and has run it up to the proportions of several tanyards since then. For the greater part of this time he was the target for the hottest fire that ever centered on one man in the baseball world, but he went along as steadily as a Dread nought sailing through a fleet of fish ing smacks till he is now in position w 1y| -'it Th* bulldln« BJSEBAXL JI WWR %. MliU V**V y to return the Are, and it is without the range of human probabilities that he Will be magnanimous enough to let things drift along as they are. He is ambitious, and the only way In which his ambition ran be fed Is to make his present league a bigger one and to take his association along with him. These include some of the present American association owners and some of the eastern league magnates. When the American issoclatlon and the Eastern league notified the nation al commission of the rejection of the concessions granted those leagues as class AA members and voluntarily re sumed the status of class A it was the impression that the time for open hos tilities had nearly come. The move of Havenor is the opening shot Chicago will be invaded with a team on the north side. Pittsburg, St. Louis and Cincinnati will also be taken in, and the circuit of the American association will be completed with Louisville, In dianapolis, Toledo and Columbus. With Sunday ball permitted In each of these towns the circuit seems almost ideal. It Is 3hort, compact and made up of live ones, and all big enough to support major league hall. Chicago can easily maintain a third team and St. Louis will not be a serious proposition If the right kind of ball is given. In the Eastern league a new circuit Is to be made up, taking in Baltimore, Washington, Newark, New York, Buf falo. Toronto, Boston and Philadelphia. This circuit does not look so good on paper as does the American's, but the promoters have confidenc! In their power to invade. With this arrangement the big leagues will be all but powerless to re taliate by placing clubs in the terri tory of the Invaders, for it would be difficult to do so without organizing entire new circuits. Anything is pos sible in baseball, though, slncv- the American league, under the leadership of Ban Johnson, Charles comiskey and Cornelius McGillycuddy, Invaded the National league's territory and made WILL IT.TURN OUT LIKE THIS? To vent his sotsen, It would seem, Bingham shoe at the tiger supreme. But his bullets missed fire, Only raised tiger's ire, And soon he was not to be /^T 1 worn, euiuahc rm *H€» TVrfEEOEft FARGO n £. AS THE $50,000 TWEED0N BLOCK AND HOTEL WILL LOOK WHEN COMPLETED When Amos Tweeden's addition and reconstruction to hig hotel on N. P. avenue Is completed the block will contain 28,000 square feet of floor space it will be three stories and basement, with large area wav In th» 25**' "SH room. 25*120 feet, a ten-tSi pool r^. bowleg"ames swell ofJce ,6/kd some 110 rooms. The Tweeden improvements will add much ta the imposing appearance of N. P. avenue. U.,* v V'V 'V'V MQ iv *1 good. So it Is time to watch foe re taliatory moves on the part of the ma Jofs. .. V' iOmaha's Interest In thffc mchre Is di rect and important If the new Ameri can association circuit is formed, as outlined, the Western will be recast on much more desirable lines. It is not worth while at thi3 date to go into any history as to how Omaha came to be left out of the American association circuit when it was formed seven years ago. It was and has been out since. But with the new deal the Western league will be made up of Milwaukee, MinneapoliSv St. Paul. Kan sas City, Omaha and perhaps Des Moines, Sioux City and St. Joseph. It may bo that Denver will be taken into this circuit, but the question of tfavel expense is one of much potency in the matter. Des Moines and Sioux City are morally certain to be in, for both are going along well now and are in a great deal better condition to sup port a team than when they had teams in the old Western. St. Joseph is well thought of because of its size and the fact that it has been without Bali for several years. It. may be ripe. The extra cost of getting to and from Den ver will more than offset the extra gate receipts received there, unless an advance In admission price Is charged, and this would be the occasion for a dreadful roar if attempted. That mat ter is yet to be determined. If Denver is Included then the choice for eighth place is between Sioux City and St. Joseph with the weight of population in favor of St. Joseph and the item of interest in favor of Sioux City. From the present Western league circuit anotbjer tight little league can then be built. With Topeka, Lincoln, Wichita, Oklahoma City, Pueblo and Denver a splendid six-club organiza tion Is possible. It may be expanded easily enough to an eight-club organi zation. No confidence Is violated In malting the statement that club owners of all grades, from the "majors" down to the "bushers," have been framing up for this way for at least two seasons. The restless activity of the Tebeau faction has been noted for more than that length of time, and preparations have been made as far as possible to antici pate the results. Last season the lead ers of the big leagues were prepared to crush the aspiring minors under an avalanche. It means a stubborn flght, the Tebeau people have of them, too, 5 •ALL PLAYERS WHO NRRTREOL The Few Who Did 8e When at tt|l Height of Their Ability, The lure of the diamond is so strong that few, vedy few, professional base ball players have retired from the game as Fielder Jones did In the hey dev of his career. Jones, who wa the captain and manager of the Chi cago Americans and once led them to victory in a world s series after win ning the pennant in his own league, made a complete renunciation of the game. He said he was going to quit and quit he did. All .the persuasion and inducements In the world could not coax him back. With Jones it was purely a matter of business. He had interests In Ore gon which demanded his personal at tention. His partner wanted him to be with them, and as there is no more conscientious or straightforward per son to be found, he felt that he ought to do so. Much as he loved the na tional game and strong as was the hold it had on him, he was firm in his intention to say good-bye to the dia mond. So he voluntarily gave up-a fine po sition as a ball player and at the same time deprived the game of one of the best players it ever had. As an out fielder he was at the time of his re tirement the very best in the big leagues. He was above the average as an all around player. There have been a good many retirements from the big leagues, but not of the player's own preference, as in the case of Jones. The causes which take play ers from fast company are manifold. Sometimes they grow too old, some times they never had the ability to keep up with the big leaguers, some times they are sold back to the min ors, sometimes Injuries abruptly bring their careers to a close. John Ward was another of the few who gave up baseball when he was on the top wave. He was manager and captain of the New Yorks when they won the Temple cup in 1895 and could have served several years more of use fulness both as a manager and a play er. He was playing well at second base when he retired and was as skilful as ever with the bat, but he had made up his mind that it was time to get to his law practice, and nothing could induce him to stay in the game. It wasn't, easy sledding at filrst, but he had the determination to carry It through.. Mike Donlln passed out as a diam ond celebrity when riding on the high est wave of popularity. The stage claimed him and the diamond lost him. Like Jones and Ward, he was fond of the game but as a thespian he thought he saw a brighter future than the game could provide, particularly as the New York club would not come to his terms in the matter of salary. He has stuck to his guns, and the chances are that the national game no more will see this splendid hitter. His case la not altogether analogous to that of Jones and Ward, for money would have persuaded him to stick. It wasn't money, however, with Big Bill Lange, who when he was ith the Chicago Nationals a few seasons ago, was a ne batter, a fine fielder and a fine base runner. Lange was head and shoulders above the general run of ball players. He was so good a player that It was a pity that professional base ball had to lose him. He^marrled a California girl, werft Into business and has not played ball since. He, too, was in his prime as a player when he stepped down and out. Danny Richardson, the former Giant Dave Fultz of the New York Ameri cans, Billy Lauder, last •jvlth the New York Nationals and Jimmy Callahan 1 of the Chicago White Sox are four I more players who gave up the game when they were at the top of their ability. Richardson quit to attend to his dry goods business in Elmira Fultz quit to take up the practice of law, Lauder" went into mercantile business, while Callahan's affiliations with so-called outlaw teams drew him from the big league fold. Mike Griffin was as goo4 as ever when he terminated his connection with professional baseball. The Brooklyns sold him to the St. Louis club without his consent. He said he'd quit rather than go to St. Louis under the conditions, and he kept his word. He and the eight others named here were all players above the ordinary in ability. ARCHER'S GOOD ARM. Jimmy Archer, who caught for Par go once and jumped the team, is the greatest throwing catcher in the world, according to Manager Clark Griffith, of Cincinnati. Griff has been "sweet" on the sturdy backstop for several years, and declares that h£d he not been in Montana when Detroit asked waivers on Archer the catcher would never have been permitted to leave the American league. Had he been taken to New York with the Highlanders he V» -Mid have veen widelv known as one o' the very leading big-mitt artists o, the profession, s the bo ief of the lU tl fox. "If I had that fellow I'd work him every day just to watch him peg," sail GrifT, "and there is not another man in his class when it comes to shooting the ball. He is faster than chained light ning, and he never has to take a step to get the ball to any of the bases. Kllng Isn't in it with Archer when it comes ti keeping the runners glued to the bags." It is said that this "flatfooted" throwing of Jimmy's which is so much admired by many baseball men, is what cost Jimmy his job with Detroit Jennings, manager of the Tigers, is said to have undertaken to coach him to throw and that because James showed preference fbr his natural style rather than that desired by the hee haw bosB a release to Buffalo followed. Archer caught the final game of the 1907 world's series and attracted the attention of Manager Chance at the time. His faultless snappy throwing kept the Cubs from stealing and had them diving to the bags each time they happened to stroll four feet from a cushion. Last season when the team was going east and on an off day, Chance stopped over at Buffalo to watch Pitcher McConnell, a spltball siinger. About the fourth inning a friend who was with Chance said: "Well, what do you thlftk of the pitcher?" "Pitcher!" exclaimed Chance. "It's the catcher I've been watching." The catcher was Archer, and nego tiations were opened for hi» purchase immediately. Several months late while the peer less leader was in California he learn ed that Archer had arisen from a sick bed to catch McConnell on that day. v 4 •d up in stopping the terrible MAYVILLE as the other Buffalo backstops had This convinced Chance that James Is positively refused to bang themselves just as full of grit aa ha la good at spitters.' throwing, THE GIRL AND THE GAME, He took her to the ball game, and when they had found their placea, He showed her where the players stood and told about the bases With patient care he showed her that the umpire did not play, Explaining that On every point he had the final say He pointed out the benches where the rival players sat, And made it clear that "club' is the same thing as a bat. She thanked him prettily-, and aald r,he thought that it was splendid To have the chance to see a game arid be so well attended And when he carefully set forth the pitcher's plan and aim, She thanked him once again, and said she was glad she came. He told her why the man was out, and showed her how a fly Whan caught before it struck the ground would make him out, and why. He did not give her any chance to ask a single question He analyzed the game for her without the least suggestion. With finger pointed at the men, he -showed how jt was done Showed her how the coacher signaled to the men to stay or run And while with cheers the very air above the field was jarred, Ho showed her how to mark the run upon the littlo card. She smiled a gentle am".e, and aald -*he wished she had hia knowledge, That she had tried to play the game one year at Smassan college-— He grinned in pity, ttyen he told in measured terms and slow. The inner motives of the game as then and there on show. Then came the ninth the score was tleS two out, the tosses full. And every rooter in the stand exerting physic pull. A long, clean hit to center—and a tutnult on the bleachers, With men in wildest voices shoutinglike to crazy creatures— And she! Oh, she was on her feet and yelling all the while In accents that you could have heard, I'm sure, for half a mile! Oh, run, Ice wagons! Run! Run! Run!"—Her tones were shrill and lou9». And soared above the roarirvgand the:t»hrieking- of the crowd.- He never said a word as they walked homeward from thegame. But for a wefek or so the world was not to him the same. —Wilbur D. Nesbit in, Chlca#o i— 1 ,1 liL- mum Si'MMFR SCHOOL Owing- 4»: "the fact that JPaly was a legal holiday, studenta were not en rolled until Tuesday. A large number have already registered, and it is ex pected Jthat late arrivals will increase the list. In addition to the reeouar summer team -mbjects that have been offered in the past, there are course? offered in German, manual training and domestic science. A course of lec'urts that will be of great interest and V»J- ue to teachers ha* also been arranged. Of the members of the teaching force, Professors Travis, BuUet field, Correll, Pope, Thompson, Thordarson, Fox, Miss Eddy, Miss Courier anci Miss Sprague all spent their vacations In Mayville Miss Olson in Moorhead and Fargo, Miss Brant in Chariton, Iowa and Miss Bentley in Oe'lwein, Towa. President Hilly er is attending the N. E. A. convention at Denver. He vili adilrts:# the meeting on Julv *». hib aulsjecc I rif Professional Trait-int for Te-wner* cI Secondary Sch »'», i:i Oo, leges and Untversites. In the absence of President Hillyer, Professor Travis is enrolling the summer school stud ents. Miss Bentley, the preceptress, is en joying a visit from her- sister, Miss Glen Bentley. Conrad E. Tharaldson will take charge of the department of biology Mr. Tharaldsen prepared for college in the common schools of Chippewa Palls, Wis., and in the high and nor mal schools at Madison, Minn. He was graduated from St. Olaf college with the degree of bachelor of Science, and later did graduate work in biology and chemistry at Harvard university. While at St. Olaf Mr. Tharaldsen took an active part in athletics, playing on the football and basketball teams he also coached the basketball team which held the Minnesota intercollegiate championship for two years. Since graduation he has had experience on the government drainage survey, and has taught science for two years at Blaine high school, Superior, Wis. Miss Brant will be unable to report for work this week, owing to the ser ious illness of her mother. Mr. and M«. Fo are enjoying, a visit from the latter's mother, Mrs. Cutter, of Kan«fcs City, Mo. Supt. R. B. Murphy of Tower City, and Franklin Thorlnison of the city schools, are ussiting the regular fac ulty this summer. The faculty has plar ied for an In formal receptlofl to the summer schot.l students, to bo h*ld next Friday even ing in the aJ*--iiDiy »oom. Light -3- freshments wi'l be served, and thors v-ill be vocal and instrumental mu 'c readings, and one or two inform-.il talks. Games calc-ilatod to acquaint tie new students with each other, will be played, and everyone'will be m«tde t" feel himisa»f a part of the sell -el community. 1 .--'C-,, Hay Land for 8a!e. Within 6 to 9. mnes or Fargo, us. Page-Benedict Land Co. flee giafiS MONEY TO IOAN On Farm and City Property Lowest Rates Loans Closed Promptly Red River Valley Mortgage Stwn Block, Fargo- N. D, fcOiES OF CHINA AND JAPAN. Japan bought $8,676,674 worth of Aherlcan raw cotton in the nine months ended March, 1909. China bought $4,590,074 worth of cotton cloths, an increase of $3,000,000 over the preceding corresponding period, and very nearly as much as in the similar period prior. Hongkong imported $3,132,100 worth of American flour in tjie nine months ending March, 1909, an increase of nearly $500,000 over the nine months ended March, 1908. Japan imported $942,602 worth, a decrease of nearly $900,000. Two of the largest merchants in the native city Shanghai were caught by the foreign police for alleged infringe ENTRIES Excursion Rales v i »'.«1 V 'Ii ..«!'it Company JT -V -», v. ment of the trademarks of the British Tobacco Co. A large quantity of fraudulently marked goods was seized. The Chinese residents of Java have formed a national auxiliary navy as sociation, with the object of presei^p ing China with an auxiliary fleet. Japan will exhibit naval models largely at the coming Alaska-Yukon Pacific exposition in Seattle. China has been notified by Germany that all but 150 of the German soldiers there will be Immediately withdrawn and the 160 replaced byemarines next itoonth. The American Consul at Hankow, China, says: "In many lines of goods the Japanese are winning the Chinese market, and will continue to do so as long as they keep up thalr tireless energy, meet the poculia.' re quirements of the Chinese market and Chinese customs and imitato so per fectly what others put on the market, both in style and price, and moreover, get the Chineseaner rank and file."' It is reported from Pen.,\ that e*» tensive orders for rifles and ammuni tion are to be placed in France by the Chinese government. Chinese official* are now visiting thd principal arsenals of France. Because of the icreasing demand- fOf Japanese, cotton goods In Mauchnri*, the producing capacity of Japan is not sufficient. Two thousand looms are being |ed this year. That meane larger "purchases by Japan of Amcrl* can raw cotton. Japanese shettiim is selling there at 13.80 yen (6.90 par piece) while the price for American sheeting is 14.50 yen ($7.25.) Shanghai's American consulate now has a library and reading room for public use, quite a new departure tn consular work in Shankhai. China coast papers comment ver* favorably on the annual report of the Manila Municipal Board, and \e Shanghai Times refers to the few ar» rests as compared with Shanghai, say* the Manila Times. The Japanese Foreign Office finds fhat excluding Corea 226,882 Japanese were resident abroad at the end of 1907, consisting of 179,511 men and 47, 371 women. Of these 166,500 were la the United States, including Hawaii, 7,500 in Cancouver, 3,900 in Vladivos* tok, 3.200 in Australia, 2,000 In Mexico, 2,000 in Peru, and 1,000 in Singapore. 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