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A Western Illinois Paper lor Western Illinois People "SKTY-NINTH YEA1L NO. 96. TUESDAY FEBRUARY 10, 1920 TWELVE PAGEST XEMBIS AUDIT BCREttT OF CUKUULTlOVi PRICE FIVE CENTSL rAn d mm mm i EVENTS RAPIDLY MOVING TOWARD GENERAL STRIKE INVOLVING ALL WORKERS Unions Press Demands on Eve of Return to Pri vate Control. Washington. Feb. 10. Wage ne fotiationi of the railway employes ltn Director General Hineg reach ed critical stage today and Inso far as the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen is concerned, a strike loomed unless "pending demands are satisfactorily settled." ' W. G. Lee, president of the union, has served notice on Mr. Hines that hit men are "very insistent and Eist have a definite answer soon." To this Mr. Hines replied that no itatement of position could be made until he had again talked with the whole body of labor represen tatives. Mr. Hines made a tentative ap pointment with Mr. Lee for late to day to consider the trainmen's de mands. Take Strike Vote. Railroad administration officials understand that a strike vote is being taken by the trainmen. It was admitted that Mr. Lee had in formed the director general on Jan. 23 of the union's intention to invalidate its wage agreement on the prescribed 30 days' notice. On that basis, it was presumed that he required an answer to the reit erated wage grievances by Feb. 23, less than a week In advance of the roads' return to private control. It is understood that Mr. Lee has not the aggressive support of the other train operators' unions in en forcing the wage demands with the strike weapon. Most of those at tending the conference here, how ever, were silent on this question, but some of the brotherhoods' lead r held .that they should first re Wive Mr. Hines' full proposal be Tor determining their future course. See End of negotiations. It was generally believed here that Director General Hines would tuday go before the representatives of the 2,000.000 railroad workers and inform them that their wage in crease demands could not be grant d. He Is willing to go no further. It is understood, than to adjust al leged ineqaulities in wages. The employes' representatives are expected to come forward with anew proposition for the settle-1 mrot of their case, but none or tSem would discuss their plans prior to today's conference, which U expected to end the negoiifations. Means Higher Bates. The director general is under itood to hold to the opinion that it would be inadvisable for the rail road administration to order a gen eral wage increase in view of the return of the lines to their private owners in less than three weeks. He is also said to believe that high er freight and passenger rates would inevitably follow an increase la wages. Laborers' Strike Sure. Detroit, Mich., Feb. 10. The Mrike of 300.000 members of the United Brotherhood of Mainten ance of Ways Employes and Rail way Shop laborers, will go into effect Feb. 17. as ordered, regard- 'ms of any steps the government "ay take, short of meeting the de Bwids of the men for wage in creases, President Barker of the brotherhood reiterated tPday. "So rourt injunction can prevent Jk strike," Mr. Barker declared. 'The -strike order is out and the trike will take place unless Di "Wor General Hines meets our aft demands." Agreement Xot Violated. Replying today to a statement al truted to Mr. Hines that the twt Cal1 issued yesterday was in Violation of the union's wage agree . Mr. Barker said: " have a 30-days' notice use in our wage agreement. No however, was served upon the JWroad administration last July. " as renewed on Dec 30, both "T letter and by person- confer ee with the director general, aft " e had held the strike in abey I Pending efforts of President i'on to reduce the cost of liv- MSII CAPTURE POLICE AFTER SHARP BATTLE , J, Ireland, Feb! 10. After an T lasting some time with an Ue i ot rlfl nots, 200 armed t night captured the Castle j"T police station They tem ucJUl y mt, Prisoner the five po- .n Who) llefMufAit h. aiailnn It liili1'1.'" 8eed arms and ammu ' w nd decamoed. BEACON FIRES PRECEDE VOTE IN SCHLESWIG Unique Ceremonies At tend Plebiscite on Re- turn to Denmark. Copenhagen, Feb. 10. Beacon fires and prayers of thanksgiving In the churches marked the last night before the plebiscite in the first zone in Schleswlg, which will determine whether this area shall be reunited to Denmark, or remain under German domination. From Dybsoel hill a beacon blazed call ing to the people to the peaceful war of the ballot box, while along the coast bonfires flamed up through the night, brightening the last hours before the great day of expected reunion. Today services are being held in all churches of Denmark and the householders have decorated their home profusely with the national flag. SIMS, PLACED ON PAN, MAKES SOME DENIALS Senate Committee Going to Bottom of Charge He Belittled Our War Effort. Washington,-Feb. 10. Rear Ad- Imiral William S. Sims, denied to I day before the senate committee in vestigating naval awards that in conversations with Representative Byrnes of South Carolina and other members of congress, he had sought to belittle America's efforts in the war. The admiral said Mr. Byrnes "must either have misunderstood me or confused the remarks made to him by the many people he talk ed to in Europe." He added that he did attempt to correct the idea in the minds of American visitors that the United States forces were "winning the war because this atti tude was hurting us with our allies." "They knew it was not true, and they knew we knew it was not true," Admiral Sims declared. . Others Got Same Idea. Senator Pittman. Democrat, Ne vada, declared that Admiral Sims had left the same impression in the minds of former Secretary of the Treasury Glass and Representative Byrnes, in conversations with them abroad, and asked that they be call ed to testify before the sub-committee. "I consider these charges very serious," said Senator Pittman, "and think Admiral Sims should be given an opportunity to clear him self." Chairman Hale announced that Senator Glass and Representative Byrnes would be called before the committee, later. DOUGHBOY GOT. MOST MEDALS U. S. AWARDED Washington, Feb. 10. Enlisted men of the army received 63 per cent of the medals awarded for service in the world war, ft is shown in statistics made public to day by the war department. To enlisted men went 57 out of the total of 78 congressional med als of honor awarded, while 3,593 out of the 5,109 distinguished ser vice crosses conferred were given to enlisted men. All of .the 641 distinguished service medals, awarded for meritorous service and not for acts of valor, were con ferred' on officers. The Weather i 0 o Fair tonight and Wednesday, not much change in temperature, with the lowest tonight about SO to 25 degrees. ' Highest yesterday, 29; lowest last night. 28. Wind velocity, 15 miles per hour. Precipitation, none. 12 a. 7 p. m. 7 a. m. Tester, yeater. today Dry bulb temp. ...39 32 28 Wet bulb temp. ...35 ' 30 7 27 Relative humid. . .71 75 82 River stage, 3.8, no change in the last 24 hours. J. M. SHERIER. Meteorologist ILLINOIS FAIR PRICE EFFORT STIRS FARMER Protest Made to Wilson On Use of Franked En velopes By Women. Chicago, Feb. 10. The Illinois Agricultural association, in a letter to President Wilson, signed by D. O. Thompson, today charged misuse of the government frank by the woman's department of the Illinois fair price commission. The letter declared that circulars mailed in franked envelopes by the woman's commission urged a boycott of farmers as one method of reducing the high cost of living. The Illinois Agricultural asso ciation has a memhershin nf K4 Ron farmers, according to Mr. Thomp- LEXINGTON IS QUIET AS VETS Martial Law and Federal Troops Have Salutary Effect on Mob Spirit, Lexington, Ky., Feb. 10. Dawn today found Lexington an armed squad. Squads of armed soldiers who saw service at Chateau Thier ry were patrolling the streets or guarding all approaches to the city to prevent a recurrence of yester day's bloody mob violence that cost the lives of five persons and caused injury to a score of others. . William .Lockett. negro slayer of 10-year-old Geneva Hardman, was confined in a steel cage in the Fay ette county court house here, await- J ing removal either to the s.ate re- j iui umiuf j b-i r rau&iuri, or iu me prison at Eddyville. Proclaim Martial Law. Additional troops were rushed to the scene from Camp Zachary Tay lor during the late afternoon and evcnhrgand martial law was Be-' clared by Brigadier General F. M. Marshall on bis arrival. ' ' Reports last night that 1,500 mountaineers were enroute to Lex ington to Lynch Lockett caused the commanding officer to throw cor dons of troops across every road leading into the city and to place other detachments at every stra tegic point within the city. So ex tensive were the plans to prevent a further prising that at 10 o'clock last night the bngadier general an nounced the situation was under control and that no further trouble was expected. No attempt will be made by the authorities to remove Lockett from the steel cage until danger of fur ther violence has passed, it was announced. . . Send Some Troops Back. General Marshall announced dur ing the forenoon tha. the situation was so well in hand that about two hundred men of the 1st division would be returned to Camp Taylor. Another interesting announce ment during the forenoon was that of Commonwealth's Attorney John R. Allen that no prosecution of members of the mob was contem plated by the authorities. BOMB HOUSES NEGROES BUY Chicago, Feb. 10. A bomb par tially destroyed the home of Mrs. Ellen O'Brien, widow of William D. O'Brien, a former president of the Chicago Building Trades asso ciation early today. The O Brien residence, a 150,000 stone structure, recently was sold to a negro organization. Two other bouses in that neighborhood, which weje sold to negroes, were dam aged ny nomas curing tne last lew weeks. Senator Thomas Pleads for Bimetalism to Solve Money Troubles Besetting World Washington, Feb. 10. Declaring that foreign exchange had become the "sinister international problem" within the last six months and un less adjusted -soon, "commercial chaos" would overwhelm interna tional trade, Senator Thomas. Dem ocrat, Colorado, urged in a speech today the reestablishment of the old ratio between gold and silver and the creation of international bimetalism. Europe Craves Relief. Europe, bereft of gold, and bur dened with an enormous debt, Sen ator Thomas declared, faces the problem of reestablishing and re costructing her foreign trade and would welcome any system of inter national stabilization of silver and gold values that could be accom plished without endangering the structure of international credit. AHR AY PART Y OPPOSITION TO TRAINING Democrats' Action, After Wilson Request, Prob ably Kills Bill. Washington, Feb. 10. Democrats of the bouse were on record today as opposed to universal military training, despite an appeal from President Wilson that they refrain from declaring themselves on the issue until the Democratic national convention in June. The action was taken at the party caucus last night when the house Democrats came out 106 to 17 against any measure providing uni versal compulsory military service or training. Earlier in the session the Democrats flatly rejected the president's appeal by voting 88 to ST against a proposal that action on the measure be deferred. Differ As to Eiiect. ' There was a wide difference of opinion today among senators and representatives as to the probable elect of the action of the house Democrats last night, in voting dis approval of the enactment of uni verFal military training legislation by this congress. Chairman Wadsworth, of the sen ate military committee, announced t'iat the vote of the Democrats would not deter him from pressing the army reorganization bill re ported by hi3 cummittoe. Ke added, that he was confidemu that when congress and the public came to understand the bill there would be a "very different view of it." Chairman Kahn, of the bouse military committee, also is deter mined to press any army reorgani zation measure embodying the mili tary training feature and the whele question will be fought out on the floor of the house. Tote Not Binding. " The vote in the caucus last night was not binding, but some leaders believe that the 106 Democrats who voted for the resolution opposing universal training will have the balance of power when the ques tion comes to an issue in the house, as many Republican members also are opposed to general training. , Bryan Pleased. Miami, Fla., Feb. 10. Disapprov al by house Democrats last night of enactment of universal military training legislation by this con gress was viewed with great sat isfaction" here today by William Jennings Bryan, who said it meant that "no professional soldier will be nominated for president by either party." Mr. Bryan, however. made no reference to President Wilson's letter sent to the caucus opposing any party action on the subject at this time. DENIES GERMAN PRESSURE USED UPON BELGIANS Brussels, Feb. 10. It was au thoritatively denied here today that Germany had informed Belgium of the annulment of the German-Belgian financial agreement. FRANCE WILL NOT FIX WHEAT PRICE Jaris, Feb. 10. The cabinet to day decided to abolish fixed prices for wheat harvested in 1920. SENATE ADOPTS BILL TO CLOSE U. S. HOUSING CORP. Washington, Feb. 10. The ate passed the bill abolishing the nousing corporation and transfer ring its affairs to the treasury de partment on June 30, next. The slow but steady rise in value of silver during the war in spite of ef forts to prevent it more than re stored the old equilibrium between gold and silver, he said, until today gold is the cheaner metal ind it rather than silver, needs the steady- uis junuence or an international agreement Driving Silver OnL The United States can not coin silver dollars today except at a loss. Senator Thomas said, and the condition will soon apply as well to the fractional currency. On such a basis, he declared, the coins -will go to the melting pot as fast as they are made. The volume of p'aper money in the world is out of all proportion to the value of specie, he said, and in this Condition Ilea ttw. "w avm' V. tha Inturaatinnpl Trh.wg P , SAYS RUSSIANS ARE ATTAINING THEIR IDEALS Britisher Paints Rosy Pic tur of Conditions ' in Moscow. London, Feb. 10. George Lans bury, former Socialist member of the house of commons, arrived in Moscow on Sunday. In a telegram to the Herald, organ of the labor party, he gives his impressions of the situation at the soviet capital.- He declares scenes outside the railroad station were similar to those at any ter minus in England. All classes of people were seen in the streets, he says, and although badly dressed, were looking remarkably well. "Churches are all open." Mr. Lansbury continues, "and are being restored at the public expense, true religion has not been interfered with and marriage is as sacred as ever. There is nothing worse here than in other capitals, and there is very much that is better. I am safer and freer alone in the Mos cow streets than in London. Atroc ity mongering has played out here and in Petrograd. "There is great faith and- great hope in idealism, but everybody wants to know if the allies will now leave Russia free to work out her own salvation. I have never met people so determined to win their Cght for economic freedom." KING DEMANDS REGULATION IN BRITISH ISLES Plea for Restrictions Upon Sale of Liquor Feature of Speech From Throne. London, Feb. 10. Serious consid eration of economic conditions throughout the country was nrged upon the house of commons today by King George in his Bpeech from tti9 throne, which, opened the ses sion of parliament. He counseled patience in the passage of far reaching reforms, which he said were necessary to meet abnormal conditions. He urged better educa tional facilities, settlement of the Irish question, adjustment of coal mining controversies on an endur ing basis, regulation of the liquor traffic and measures stimulating the growth of more foodstuffs at home. He said bills would be in troduced in parliament dealing with insurance against unemployment, regulation of working hours, min imum wages and anti-dumping. Hope for Ireland. "The condition of Ireland causes me grave concern," he said, "but a bill will be immediately laid before you to give effect to proposals for a better government of that coun try, which was outlined at the end of the last session of parliament. A bill to make further provision for education in Ireland will also be submitted. Care will be taken to make the measure compatible with the home rule bill. Affects Efficiency. With refernce to the liquor ques lion the king said: " .xperience3 during the war showed the clearly injurious effects upon the national efficiency of the excessive consumption of strong drink, and the amelioration, in both health and efficiency, which fol lowed appropriate measures of regulation and control. A bill ac cordingly will be presented to you providing for the development of a suitable system for the peace time regulation for the sale and supply of alcoholic liquor." Sew Bill for Ireland. After adjournment following the formal opening, of the parliament both houses re-assembled for the debate on the king's speech. Premier Lloyd George announced that he soon would introduce a bill "to amend the provisions for the iui b announcement 01 me prouuuie early appearance of the home rule measure was greeted with cheers. BOOST FOREIGN TRADE TO BRING UP POUND VALUE London, Feb. 10. Recent efforts to stimulate ' the export trade of Great Britain to assist in righting the exchange position are indicated in the board of trade figures for January. They show that exports, for the first time on record, totalled more than 100,000,000 pounds sterl ing, or in exact terms 105,879,000 pounds sterling, an increase of 58, 000,000 pounds sterling over Janu ary of last year. Reports of manufactured articles increased 100 per cent. While imports were still large, totaling 183,000,000 pounds sterling, or 48,000,000 pounds sterling over January of last year, they were largely essential products. NewJork, Feb. 10. Heavy of ferings of sterling this morning broke the price to S3.334 or 2 cents less than yesterday's closing quotations. Franc checks declined 5 centimes to 14.52 for a dollar, and lira went to 18.37 to the dollar, off 10 centimes. In early afternoon trading de mand sterling showed a quick re coseryjid advanced. Jlo-3.S61h. KAISER'S SON OFFERS SELF UP TOALLIES Former Crown Prince Vol unteers to Stand Trial Alone. Washington, Feb. 10. The former (ierman crown prince has cabled President Wilson of fering to surrender himself for trial if the allied governments insist; The message was in President Wilson's hands to ' day. It follows: To the President of the United States of North America: Mr. Wilson. Washington. Mr. President: The demand for the delivery of Germans of ev ery walk of life has again con fronted my country, sorely tried by four years of war and one year of severe internal strug gles with a crisis that is with out a precedent in the history of the world as affecting the life of a people. That a gov ernment can be found in Ger many which would carry out the demanded surrender is out of the question; the conse quences to Europe of an en forcement of the demand by violence are incalculable. Ha tred and revenge would be made eternal. As the former successor to the throne of my fatherland, I am willing at this fateful hour to stand up for my compatriots. It the allied and associated governments want a victim, let them take me instead of the S00 Germans who , have com mitted no offense other than that of serving their country in the war. (Signed) WILLIAM, Amsterdam, Feb. 10. Former Crown Prince Frederick- William of Germany has offered to give him self np to the allies in place of the hundreds of Germans demanded for extradition on the list recently sub mitted to Berlin,' according to a telegram purporting to have come from him. published in the Haniels-1 blad of this city. Wonld Take Others' Place. Tha telegram, addressed to the kings of England, Belgium and Italy, the presidents of France and the United States and the emperor of Japan, says: "As the ex-crown prince, I wish to take the place of my country men. If the allied and associated governments desire a victim, let them take me, instead of the 400 Germans who committed no other crimes than to serve their country in war." Prepares Own List Berlin, Monday, Feb. 9. Ger many is preparing a list containing the names of allied soldiers and high officials accused by the Berlin government of violations of the laws of war and plans to submit it as a counter proposal to the de mand of the allies for extradition of Germans alleged to be war criminals. This list is expected to be ready for publication and delivery short ly. It will contain specie indict ments based upon alleged authenti cated material on file in German archives. It was stated tonight Germany, however, would not de mand extradition of the men named in its . indictment. ''Express Indignation.' The committee on foreign rela tions of the national assembly to day decided to support the govern ment stand in declaring "the ethi cal and patriotic indignation of the German people at the allied de- mand for extradition of Germans accused of war crimes is such that the carrying out of extradition measures have been made physical ly impossible and would produce internal insurrection." The independent socialist mem bers refused to subscribe to this declaration. The government has decided to submit the official extradition list to the first attorney general with in structions to investigate the of enses listed and determine wheth er the charges made by the allies can be punished under the Ger man criminal or civil codes. Seme Held .Impractical. Only cases where specific charges have been filed in the allies' list will be considered by the govern ment ' For instance, members of the cabinet are convinced a trial of , Theobald von Bethmann-Holl-weg for the violation of Belgian sovereignty and the deportation of her civilians would be wholly in feasible because these were mili tary measures for which he was not responsible. Wholesale blanket in dictments, such as were filed by Poland, it is stated, also fail to af ford a tangible basis of procedure. JERSEY RATIFIES SUFF AMENDMENT Trenton, N. J Feb. 10. The woman suffrage amendment was ratified by the Kew Jersey atsem-' kljr, completing aciioa-br taaatata. BOTH SIDES IN FAVOR OF PACT RESERVATIONS Opposition Discounts Moral Effect, Wilson Upholds It By DAVID LAWKEJiCE. (Special to The Argus.) Washington, D. C, Feb. 10. As the senate takes up once more the Job of trying to reach an agree ment on the form in which the peace treaty shall be ratified, the most significant piece of news is that President Wilson has said ex plicitly just what reservations he would accept. Though his advis ers have been -urging him for months to do so, Mr. Wilson, for reasons of his own, has steadfastly refused to erase from the public mind the impression that he wanted the treaty rat tied by the senate without so much as the crossing of a "t" or the dotting of an "i". Though the president's concession is belated it is nevertheless vital and clears the atmosphere to this extent. Both the president and his opponents favor reservations and the debate now centers on how many shall there be and what they shall contain. The senate again and again re fused by its votes to amend the treaty and Mr. Wilson is deter mined that under the guise of "res ervations" amendments shall not be made that impair the validity of the whole document. The Repub licans, however, have been strengthened by the utterance of Viscount Grey to the effect that Europe would accept reservations. Everything now depends upon the form in which they are presented. Seme Hastily Drawn. Senator Lodge admits that some of his reservations were drawn rather hastily and put into the de bate at a moment when careful re vision was not possible. Once in the debate, they could not be re drafted, though the bi-partisan con ference recently made good prog ress toward revising the Lodge reservations. It was on article 10 that the, break came. The fact that president Wilson wrote a letter at that tinie Jan. 26 outlining his views on reservations was not made known until last Saturday to th6 Democrats or Republicans. Here was a tactical error of re grettable proportions. The respon sibility is plainly on the shoulders of the president for Senator Hitch cock himself wanted to make the letter public. It was written before Viscount Grey wrote his - letter to the London Times. It would have revealed that the president was not stubbornly trying to get the treaty through without any qualification whatsoever and might have pre vented the bipartisan parleys from breaking up. And there is no tell ing how far advanced the treaty situation would have been months ago if the president had permitted Senator Hitchcock to say last No vember what he now authorized him to state to the senate, namely, that the president approves of res ervations to the treaty. Jteserralions of Wilson. Here are the reservations which President Wilson refers to in his letter to Senator Hitchcock as those on which he stands : "That any member nation pro posing to withdraw from the league on two years' notice is the sole judge as to whether its obligations referred to in article one of the League of Nations have been per formed as required in said article. "That no member nation is re qaired to Eubmit to the league, its council, or its assembly, for decis ion, report, or recommendation, any natter which it considers to be in international law a domestic ques tion, such as immigration, labor, tariff, or other matter relating to its internal or coastwise affairs. "That the national policy of the United States known as the Mon roe doctrine, as announced and in terpreted by the United States, Is not in any way impaired or affected by the covenant of the League of Nations and is not subject to any decision, report, or inquiry by the council or assembly. "That the advice mentioned in article 10 of the covenant of the league which the council may give to the member nations as to the em- ! ployment of their naval or military forces is merely advice which each (Continued on Page Twelve.) PEACE TREATY LOST NO TIME IN COMMITTEE Washington, Feb. 10. The peace treaty, referred to the senate for eign relations committee yesterday technically to rid it of colture, was reported back today by the commit tee without debate and without a record vote. Republican and Demo crat leaders agreed, however, not to take it up in the senate until next week. The committee's action was en tirely perfunctory, the senate hav ing given instructions that the treaty be reported on immediately, together with tne Republican reser vations adopted at the last session of congress. The parliamentary re sult is to bring the treaty and the reservations again into a status v rere amendments to either can be offered and discussed without any Lmitatloa on debate. ROCK ISLAM GIVEN BERTH IN THREE-EYE Is Voted in Unanimously and Then M. H. Sexton 1 Aids Cedar Rapids. By J. L. HUGHES. t (Special to The Argus.) Chicago, Feb. 10r-M. H. Sex ton and Jack Tighe went Into conference today with several major and American associa tion league managers in a move that is expected to have a di rect influence on the mnkeop of the Bock Island dub this sea son. The prospects will not be divulged, however, until the re turn of the delegates ( Bock Island. One of the most important moves made by Three-Eye lead ers here today was that of Held en Hill of Cedar Rapids In the signing of Frank Boyle to man age his dab. Frank , Boyle Is one of the old familiar Agues in the Three-Eye circuit, hav ing at one time managed Wa terloo and Cedar Rapids. At the time he managed Ottomwa in the Central association, he brought his club to Kork Island in an attempt to beat the & mile rule, but was oust-d after his club had played six games and won them all, although be was trailing the association at the time. The Moline representatives met with Connie Mack just be fore he entered the big leagae meeting at the Congress hotel. They will again confer with him this eveniug. Chicago, Feb. 10. With a circuit now composed of eight of the livest minor league baseball cities in Illi- -nois, Iowa and Indiana, as a result of the inclusion of Bock Isl-ind and Cedar Kapids, Three-fcye league magnates are enthusiastic about prospects for this season proving . one of the greatest in the history of the organization. Consensus of opinion expressed here today by those remaining over to complete deals affecting their individual or ganizations was that the addition of Rock Island and Cedar Rapids brings the Three-Eye back to its former high standard among Class B leagues, and that attendance in creases will be noted in each city. Rock Island was voted one of the two vacant franchises at the execu- tive session of the franchise hold ers yesterday afternoon at the Hotel Sherman without a dissent ing vote. It was clearly evident be fore the meeting was called that Rock Island was the most favored of seven cities seeking berths in the league, and following the election of officers Rock Island's delegation was first summoned, along with that of Cedar Itapids, to present its request for admission. Evansville was not represented but its vote was pledged to Rock Island In a long distance call to President Tearney. Sexton Aids Cedar Rapids. With Cedar Rapids, it was differ ent. M. If. Sexton, president of the National Association of Minor Leagues, who was the principal member of the Rock Island party, vhich included Jack Tighe and Walter H. Flaigan, is generally credited with swinging the vote In Cedar Rapids' favor after a long discussion. Delden Hill, Cedar Kapids sole representative, was lukewarm in his attitude towards accepting the remaining franchise. He stated that his only intention in coming here for the meeting was to seek permission to form another , league to include such cities as Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Marshall town, Clinton and other towns in close proximity. He further ex pressed discouragement of entering the Three-Eye league because of the long jumps to Evansville and Terre Haute. This attitude threatened to swing the sentiment shown in his favor to another city, but Mr. Sexton took the floor and made an eloquent plea in behalf of Belden Hill end Cedar Rapids. He told the as sembled baseball men of his high . regard- for the straight forward aoility and squareness of Mr. Hill, pointing out that Cedar Rapids it regarded as one of the best minor league baseball cities In the middle west. " - This served to swing the meeting again in favor of Cedar Rapids and Mr. Hill was offered the remaining . , berth. Rather reluctant to accept, be obtained the word of honor of each city that it would confine itself : strictly to remaining within the : salary limit and then formerly agreed to place a team in the field. . Rock Island's success was at-, tributed largely also to the efforta : of Mr. Sexton, who is one of the powers In the baseball world; The fact that he was again behind base- ; ball for Rock Island gave prestlga to the efforts of the city, and it waa practically a foregone conclusion (Continued on Pace TeaJ i i f A II