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MONDAY. DECEMBER 16. 1911.
THE NEVfS 6UMITAK. PAGE NINE. SOCCER LEADERS CONTINUE PACE! C. B. 0. Over P. and Winfreys Win W.' and Phoenix. In Fundiy'e dnuble-hearler suiter garni" at Hodges field, the two league leading teams defeated their opponents and added to their percentage in the aland ing. In the opener, the Christian llrothers college eleven defeated the Philllppi Wilhartl by the ecure o( -' to 0. In the psghtcap affair Lr Winfreys walloped the 1'hoenix eleven. The lineups. C. B. C. Lenzi E. Payne Best 1'Uffy. J. Payne . . Abbott Walah-Paii I mhogne O'Reilly Harkins Manlga n, Sullivan ... Arnoult Po. WUharta. . .Uoal hi. viavin . . U. y KitspatricK It. K tiarriaon L. H W. ilavin .11 H Whit It. H True O. L. Long ..I. L O'Keliej ...C Brotherton Kennedy, ..I. R Davis .O. H Rangy QoalD- Harkins and Arnoult The standing 'f lh' clubs Is fol- ions: Won. Lost. Pet r. b c. Wlnfrevs P. W s Phoenix 2 0 1 .000 2 n l.ow I) 2 .(100 I n 2 .000 I BUYING PLAYERS AN OLD CUSTOM Many Famous Deals Put Over in the '80s. The custom of buying ball players dates back to the early RAs. writes an Ka stern scribe in discussing the subject. He rom on to say that although the deals and prices paid ware not as large as at the present time, it may interest some of the present-day fans to recall aome of the famous deals of early days as the old-time records show. They created much interest then and the press of thai decade had much to suy pro and con. The sale custom followed the scandal of 187", and rules were marie that players should sign contracts and could not jump from team to team. Chicago started something in 1H7, the opening year of the National league, and state. Al Spalding, pitcher; Jarves White, catcher; Ross Barnes;, second baseman, and Cl McVey, first base man, from the champion Boston team of 1875, They were known as the "stolen four.' This deal created such a row in baseball that teams had to buy players afterward. The I etroit chih paid a large sum for the franchise and players of the Huffs In team at the end of the season of 18H.V The "hip four," Man Brouth ers, Hardy Richardson, .Tim White and W Rowe. were secured. The Tigers, however, had to wait until IH87 to win their flrnt National league pennant. The Host on cluh wanted to land the National league pennant in 1887 and startled the baseball world bv paying llO.OM to Chicago for Catchsr Mike Kellv, who helped the White .Stockings to win In 188'. and lMfi. This deal cre ated as much of a sensation at that time as some of the present day sales and trades ttnston did not land the pennant with King .Kelly, the JlO.OfiO beauty, as he was called by the p:'eSF. Boston wanted (he pennant badly. -and as the clup had plenty of money in 1R88 lO.Onft was paid for Pitcher CWkrkson, of Chicago. Mere was an other big sensation. Kelly and Clark son worked hard that season, but Bos ton got no higher than fourth (dace. Tn 1888 the Detroit club paid Fred Punlap a cash bonus of 12. for sign ing with Pittsburgh, t unlap had played first base for the champion Timers in 1SS7. Pittsburgh paid him 16,000, and With 000 bonus he was a top price player. Another bi deal during the season of 1887 was the purchase of the St. UftuU Maroons for 913,600 by the in riianapolis team, which joined the Ns tiional league that season, Manager Chris von der Abe. of the St. Lout1! Browns, sold five players of the ohtmplon teams of (886, 1886 and 1S87 for 162.000 at the close of the sea son of 1887. Pitchers Kouts and Ca nithers, with Catcher Bunhong. went to Brooklyn, in the American assocla Mon Rill G left son, shortstop, and Curt Welch, fielder, were sold to the Ath letics. This was the biggest sale on record at this stage. In 11 Manager Arthur Irwin, of the Ciiants rave It.OftO and Harry Pavlfl to the Pittsburgh team for Heckle v. lister he got $2,000 from Scrappv R'li Toyce, of the Washington!, for Pitcher Flynn n nd I 'atcher 1 uke Fsrrell. Pitcher Meek I n. of t he Giants, was bought for 14.000 in 1899 by the Boston team. fieorge Bernard Shaw Is running for office. He alwavs was an eccentric nort of person. Next thing we know be may startle the work bv getting a shave, Haberdashery of Distinction PUTZEL&CO. PeabuUy More) Bw) ding iTHE MODERN CIGAR DON'T buy cigars that arc unknown to him-buy a box of JOHN RU SKIN the cigar with a national reputation and backed by the largest independent cigar fac tory in the world. JOHN RUSKIN Cigars are mild, big, fragrant and the Havana Tobacco used is die choicest grown. Send your soldier or sailor a box of JOHN RUSKIN Cigars -the gift he will appreciate most. I. Lewis Cigar Mfg. Co. Newark, N. J. arint Independent Cigar Factory in the Wrtla I. Samelson & Co. Distributors, Memphis fW WE MR.P.FFUE1, CT U 'WOWIU HAVE THAT ?Ac I ' KP E j ji Coin,, to call on ns3 i AMMONiev coin- Jl? KEKS JQZr V J HONE FlRED A( X gkjV OAUCHTtR TONlcHT- p CJT LIKE i THl FWNAC T p-ST3- I P J CbURMINC'. f M'LARRY BOOKED TO JOIN MAJOR LEAGUE POLLY M'LARRY. Big league magnates may he dicker ing alreudv for Polly Mel.aVrv. He was the leading hatter i the nw Inter national league lant geaaon. He played with Hinghuinton. Me pla'eil IM gamee ami alamnied out l"i hitl. Hl hat ting avarate wai 3S6 He hammered out 26 doubles, aeven tnplen and four home runs. Mc Larry :ia given a trial hy ihe Chicago Cuba a few aaaaoni ago. dempseyIieets MORRIS TONIGHT Scheduled to Oo 20 Rounds in New Orleans.. MOW ORLEANS, nee. 1 , Jgoll Dampiey, of California, clalmani of thi heavyweight ehamplonahlp, and Carl Morri.s. or Oklahoma, tKia' announced themselves ii readlneaa tor their 20 round fight hare lonigiit. Morris ar rived lasl night after a iierlnd of train ing in falifornia Dempsey has Peen here a week Pempaey N a 3 to 1 lavorite tn the hetliug Thi, limit is being adverllted as a championship mateh. MORRIS RE-ELECTED. PORT WORTH. Tex., Dee. !. Wal ter Morriii, of Fori Worth, yeeterdav was elected presldehl of the Texas MaeDail league lor iiif- third term, e a conference ,,f the league officials heiu here. It waa decided to open the 101!t Mason Anrll n and p, close Sent 7 There arc six iubs In the league at present, eort orin. i'ni;a'. San An tonio, Houston. Waco ami Shreveport. It ia possible ihat two more clubs will be admitted, Galveston, Beaumont and Austin an asking lor admission. As we understand it. the original janitor was an Rfktmo. REST BIGGEST is I v Bringing Up Father Dixie Fandom Turns Eyes Birminghamivard Where Southern League Magnates Are Assembled President Bob Bauh Certain To Be Deposed and John D. Martin, of Memphis, Likely to Succeed Him. BULLETIN BAUGH RESIGNS. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Dec. 16. R 11. Bang!) tendered his restarts ilon as president of the Southern association at the annual meeting of the directors here today. Mr. Baukh said business interests com pelled him to sever his connections with thu league, and that Ins de cision "us final. John D. Martin, t if t lie Btfsmphls club, was advo cated by a number of directors to succeed Mr. Baugh, snd his sup porters claimed six votes pledged to htm. By Bob Pigue. Pixie fandom turns Its eyes toward Birmingham, where the annual fall con elave of the Southern Association of Has. hall Oh ihs is taking place. Kariy reports from the front are that atl muKnstt's arc in attendance and have their sleeves rolled up ready for the bjg tasks ahead of them in admin Isterlng the affairs of the Pixie major in the proper manner With the en tire membership of the aasoclal ion heartily in favor of operating next sea son, plans looking toward the 1919 cam paign will be adopted Considerable Interest is being mani fested here In the session. Robert H. lUugh, of Birmingham, who now occupies the uncertain posi tion as president of the league, is pre siding over the session which opened at the Hotel Tutwller In Slagvllle this tnoriiing. It is quite probable that be fore t lie sessions have conic to a clone a successor will have been named to -i Mr Buuuh. who unquestion ably has worn out his welcome, as president of the Dixie major John IJ. Martin, of Memphis, a wide ly known attorney and president of tite Memphis baseball club, has bean the most prominently mentioned sh the nrobahle sue -ensor to President Baugh Mr. Martin lias in n manner curried 1 iPii President Robert Hasbeen Baugh. of the Southern league, Is waxing anxious these days. Like old King Betshaizar. President Baugh sees the handwriting on the wall and knows that It Is but a short time until he shall go the way of all the world. He's doomed to be ousted as sure as there Is a houn' dawg In Georgia. Baugh has raised several Issues since the tide began rising up around his neck, the latest of which Is that there will be no election of president at the moetlng In session In Birmingham be oause ef the fact that he was elected for two years at the meeting In Mem phis a year aao. The truth In the matter la that Baugh was elected for a two-year term at the meeting In Naehvllle two years ago on motion of Charley Frank, Atlanta pres ident and manager. We were there. That's how we know. At the Memphis meeting no election came up. We were there. That's how we know. Baugh's time expires at this meetinf). which would make the time ripe for n elec tlon. uaugh feels the keen blade of the ax near his Adam's apple. He's be ginning to squirm. PAL COMING HOME. Pal Mnoro, the bantamweight cham plen uf the world, is coming home, af ter llrkifig three of Hieal Britain's heat pugilistic offering;!, amone: whom were Jimmy wllda, Hie flywolRht ehamplon. ,'al says thnt if these throe arr the heat tlieie i to btj found In John Hull land, he ran lick the whole of lreat Britain. I'al aaya he Is ready to iikbIii meet Wlide. any lime and under any DOndltlOni Pal is returniiu; to the t!rrut Lakes naval tra.lflltlK station, where he is a gob. and expect! In he Riven his release aonn When Pal discard! the navy blue for his "civvies," he'll start on a rani uaign which wlil end In a hattte with t'ele Herman, the present bantam Champion, for the championship of the world. ... Everett Strupper, a prominent mem ber of Coach Hilsman's Golden Tor nadoes during their pilmy days, says he Is through with football and will now devote his time to hitting the life line In an endeavor to plunge through to success. Strupper had previously announeed that he woi Id play next year at Tech ind had heen strongly counted on by Coach Helsman, MARTIN AND WATKINS GO. John IV Martin and Thomas II Wit-Um- president mul secretsn -treasurer nf the Memphis .-.aseball Huh. bearded a irain at :30 lint nlsht for Birming ham tn attend the Southern leagun fail meeting Watklni will nominate Martin for the presidency of Ihe Houthern when elec tion time comes Watklne ia confident that the Dme major Is K'dng to be heaiied hy Marlinf,r the nct two or three years They will return to Memphis Wednesday morning Ty Cobb says he will be back In time to play ball next siaaon. The Peach has been nominated to succeed Hughey Jennings as manager of the Detroit Tigers. ( ( BILL THWEATT HERE. Bill Thweatt, Memphis pitrher, who has been tn lltlSM Ham's army in Oal fornla fl'irinK the past snven month wan in Memphis today milling old friend! and looking around to see what he can iand In the way of a position or a jnh. Bill has been niees scrgennt In the camp and he looks the part, being Meger than ever. Bill weigh! 1f pound! at,, I says he Is ready for any thing, from loading plglron to pitching hay lie liya j'H probably be on deck nexi spring If he Is desired by thi Memphis magnate. Bill Is deelrous of a Job coaching the football or baseball teams ,,f some local I school He knows both games thor j oughly and would make an Ideal tutor Ille Is open to such an engagunu-nt and can be located In care 01 this office. ... Tommy Long, a local left-handed ALL READY FOR SESSION. BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. Dec. U At in (clock Monday morning direc tors of the Southern league were W meet at the Tutwller hotel here to consider the fate of baseball to? the oomlna season. The pennant win be officially awarded t New Or leans, a scheme for reducing the salary and player limits will he dis cussed and adjournment will then be taken until the regular spring met ting in New Orleans. Rumors flying over the circuit discuss at length the probable de feat of President K. It. Itaugh for that office at the pleating How -ever, the election of Mr. itaugh is not an issue at the meeting, as the directors voted a year ago to con tinue the incumbent tn office for a term of two years, before holding another election The majority of the league mag nates are expected to attend the meeting. The only one who will surely riot lie present H It. ti. Allen, of the Ulttle Rock 'hih. whose father died during the past week in Ohio. Lieut, Boo Allen. Jr., who was secretary of the club prior to entering the armv last summer, will represent his father at the suasion. on a poll t lesi campaign for t he office, and only have his friends been behind him and boosting him for the office. He has had a prominent part in han dling the affairs of the Southern in years past and la believed by his friends and by several of the club owners as the man tit bead the league for the ensuing term of two or three years, as the league magnates may dictate. Others in the Field. There ar others who are looking f" Ihe position as president of the league smoni them being Hick .temtsotii oi At hints, and Hilly Carpenter, a South ern league umpire, who. II Is under Stood, w;is placed In the field by Char ley Prank, of Atlanta Krank Is a fow old duck, and U la hard to tell whether Carpenter Is merely a candidate or merely some sort of camouflage that Krank Is dishing out to keep the other club owners In the dark. Charley may have a dark horse up bis sleeve which pitcher, with Birmingham last season, who has been working In a munition plant In Cheater, Pi,, for the past few months, lias returned home. Tommy y he doein'l know wheth er he'll plaj ball or no! next year. . , . SAM VIOK TO WED. Sam Vlck, former Memphis outfield er, li soon to become a benedict, ac- i cording to Bill Thweatt, who h!s been ! In the sime eimp as Samuel. The Iden tity of the lady In the case of Ssm's i wrist watch is a secret, but Bill says i he's ceretain before many moons Vlck I will enter the ranks of the wedded. Vlok Is remembered by many Mem- Rhlans and there'll be none who wish Im more of life's happiness than the oiuri uny ran colony. Pll tahurgh s Panthers are already lav ing the foundation for refusing fleor gia Tech's challenge, for a game next season. Coach Warner sajs he'll lose a big portion of his best men by grad nation this yeur HUNS WERE WISE. After having watched Pgl Moore In action, Britons can now understand why the lluiiR gave up. Charley Frank, Atlanta president, has been burning the midnight Juloe In if ranging a suitcase full of reforms which he will dump out on the table at tht Southern league meeting. Frank Is always reforming, and, like all reformers, his reforms nave to do with fattening the Cracker wallet. Bill (Jleason (Brother Bill), now a captain on the St. l.oviis fire depart ment, once a member nf the famous old Browns of the We under Charley Co miikey. was In a reminiscent mood the other day and told some stories of the days when the monarch,, of baseball the old Browns- were heating 'em all liurlng the fnnnfng hce he cast some Pglits on the career of I'iiHrley Bad bourne, who won the National league flag for l'rovldence In 1884 "rrovldeneo In 1 884 had a greftt team and one Ihat was full of trlckH, nd Itadboiirne pulled his share," said , ilea son "lUdbourne used n balk motion that was belter than Kd Walsh's, und "ii remember h"w Ihe Big Moose' used to gel away with It for Fielder .tones If u hitter got rut. Radhoiirne frequently caught bin, capplrg He was almost as good as Matty Kllroy at picking eni off ihe bags ' Irwin and Carroll were clever hunt -ers und kept the pppeittlan guessing although to bunt in those days wa considered a 'baby' act. "Oilllgan after he would catch Iwo strikes, would cover the plate from Ihe umpire's view hy stopping almost over II When the nenl hail came over, whether It was a strike or not, he w'ould snstt the "I, ' to Iha ahortstnp or second baseman. The umpire generally sang out 'Three strikes" Jut as Farreii was ap parently putting the ball on Hie run ner. That fellow was a wonder at bluffing n putout. and got credit for kits of outs he never made "Providence worked every angle snd used their heads-from Ihe minute he batter came to nie plat". He had to outguess Badltoiiriie to gel on, and then fight a battle with him If ho look an inch 'iff flr-t. At'aerond, If he tried to steal, it was almost a Ctnch he would I bo called out oo account of Karrel's marvelous ability for faking the 'touch If he went to third lin had to rut around the third baseman atid short stop, who were always In his way. "You sure "arned a run when you got it off Itadbourne " HOW COME, BILLY? empire Ullly Uvans sais the hardest job an umpire has Is to chase a player from the game. It may be, Hill, but a lot of the urnpa seem to Ilk the Job. rTnnTl IfJI W-o I By George McManus he hopes to spring on his fellow club ow ners at the meeting, w hlch would account for his placing Carpenter tn nomination, which even Krank knows coui, i hurdlv result In his being elected to the high office of president of the Bout hem A canvass of several Southern league cities shows that Martin's nomination will b fuvorably received by the club owners, or at least a majority of them. When election time comes lie is able to properly handle the affairs of the league ann would be hUml from every por t "f iew to preside over the Dixie major Kandom throughout the league ha its ears to the ground swslttng the result of the big mixup, when some bod) will he chosen. Martin' a Attitude. John Martin told the writer a few svenlngs since that he would not ac cept the office if tendered him unless he wis confident that harmony would prevail and that he would be given the full co-operation of the Southern laug i club owners in aervlng as the head of the league Martin says be is not a candidate, but if the club own ers believe he Is the man to preside over t he deliberations' Of the bod) he Is ready to step In and give them the best possible service. Hut , above all thmg . Martin is for harmony In the ranks, Mat mi says if he is honored with the office and Is desired by the club owners he Is going to make a strong effort to make the Southern league the fastest minor in existence and to keep it alwavs un in the toreftoni. Bob Raugn, the Incumbent. Hays that no president will bv named at the preaeut session of the league, because of the alleged fad that Raugh was elected for a two-year term at the lust meeting. The club owners have de-ide-l in rid themselves of Baugh, and us claims of hamg been elected for wo more years Is absurd, for no such lotion was taken A short schedule of games s certain in be adopted, consisting of 1 to games. The eluh owners are of the opinion that it would be unwise to try to play more games than the ipajofs, who havo adopted the 140 -gams hedule, and it is unite probable that this number of con t est s w ill be arranged A selection of eight umpires for the 1919 season will he made at the meeting AH social features have been taboo at the meeting, sh there Is much work Supreme Court of Mississippi Hands Down List of Opinions. JACKSON. Miss . Deq If iSpl i Decisions handed down by Division A. supreme court of Mississippi, today, fol low : Hykes, J If. J. Waiker n Hancock count v and John Craft, circuit of Hancock; af firmed St U M V II It VI. Katie Boone, circuit of Mutsliall. affirmed with re niittlture. J, ). Bane) f v T Madden, sheriff, circuit of Alcorn, affirmed Mlsaissipnl Central It It Co. s A Unburn, circuit of Ijgmar; reversed, juditincnt for appellant. Holden, J,: Roienbaurn Motor Car Co V. Mrs. .Ittimii T Atchilison, cjrcr.lt of Monroe, afflnnod. J A. Spann, Jr.. VI J I, Boss, chan cery of Rankin, motion to dismiss ap peal sustained John Z CUrlli vs W. V, Oore and Mrs M. I McAlliter chancery of Quit man, affirmed Nlles Rovd vs J A Trent, et nl . chancery of Attalla. motion for rule on clerk sustained B. T.. Dulles vs C .1 Sesrles. circuit Of Warren; affirmed. Smith C J 8, 1. Stewart v Kennedy ' Co., cir cuit of Tallahatchie; affirmed C, P, Mctoajf s II C Ctsjng. circuit of Bolivar, affirmed, with remit tlturo. c. V. Kenfroe vs. I. a ckerman, circuit of Lauderdale, affirmed, with re mlttlture. Knstmsn Qt'dlner 7 Co vs Andrew McCorkif, circuit of Jones, affirmed Thus. MeHonry vi tt "' Mississip pi ct al, circuit of Nominee, motion to advance sustained and set for first Monday In February mn hanc: Mississippi Central It. B vs Berry Lett, , ircuit nt Forest ; affirmed Hth rldge, .!., dissenting SHORT TERM NOTES MAY BE TAKEN BY ONE FIRM Commissioner Mason and City 'lem Pashhy were to hav returned Monday from the Kaat. where Ihe) wepl to sell the $7fin,noft short-term notes f the city, hut Mayor llontevetd received s let ter from t'sihh Hundsv. stating 'hal they would he unnble to return until Tuesday. Pashhy ststp.t in his letter that they Would probably sell the en Mre issue to on firm at a low Interest rate Immediately upon the return of Com missionera Mason and 0 nod man the city commissioners will hold ; conference with the Shelby onunty legislative dele gation to consign the 't manager plan of government for Memphis snd other proposed lgls1atpM affecting the city MAYOR IN FAVOR OF PENSIONS FOR FIREMEN Mayor Monteverde favors the pro posed stste-wldc firemen's pension fund "There are not man old men In Ihe lOfVlce and a pension fund for Ihe fire department would entail only a small additional expense, which, 1 think, could he easily cared for In the bildiel of the lire and police dotJSJ t mem , ' tht! Mayor s.ihl Monday. The Hhelby county legislation tins been petitioned to pass an sit creating n firemen's pension fund. Ihe cities of the state to defray the expense of tin. fund. WIFE SEEKS PEACE BOND; IS KILLED BY HUSBAND - While deputies fmm Uaglstrste Fred Broens1 court wre seeking Cornelius Walls, negro, to placn him under a peace bond on behalf of bin wife, the negro stepped into Battler' drug store, Third street end Btsll avenue fcuiwbiv night at l'4 0 clock and ftrd four times, instantly Killing her He then fled Jet tie Walls, the dead negresK, had sought to have her husband put under bond for ;illged threat!, caused, It Is said, by undue Jealousy, folios are searching for the slayer. RENDER DECISIONS IN HIGH TRIBUNAL Copyright. to b done, ac nothing In a social hue is on the program Baugh Not Optimistic. Hob Uaugh, league president, is not vers optimistic over the coming son son, and says he s unable to see a banner year' ahead Whin- Hnugh is in favor of opera t ina next season, he believes that the cluh owners will ho lucky in breaking e en Speaking along these lines, Itaugh said; "i'nHke some nf our heat optimists I cannot see a banner year for base ball abend, for the simple reason that baseball w'lH have to net lt hearings once agutti We will, no doubt, have a good Reason, hut I do not look ful rec ord breaking at tendances "Radical changes are being planned by some of the leaders for the better ment of the game Some of these changes might help boost the past line 1 am of the opinion mat the major leagues have cast no glors on the game as a whole Airing- differences and spreading scandal through the press In regard to the high officials of the lug league has done Its share to hurt the game Instead of helping it In other words, if officials are Incom petent, as some claim, it would ha e been (at better to have quietly dis posed of them than tn have saaerlad in renins of cony that they were ua trustworthy and unfit lo hold the high offices of baseball they possessed," 140 GAMES CERTAIN. BIRMINGHAM, Ala . Da U The gout hern league will reiume next sea son, probabK wilh a M0 game schedule, in the opinion nl baseball authorities heie for the anual meeting of the ,11 raolor of Ihe Southern league, who convene today, A full attendance is evpected, as many matter affet'tlni Ihe status of Ihe league and of the gallic are expected la come up The meeting will be held at the Tutwller hotel be ginning a' noon today The financial condition of Ihe league l as caused no little worry, it is asserted by ihe dopelUrs here, but indications are I here will be enough money In the ,,,1 Ireesur) I" start lbs season off, nl am rate Player are expected back from Ihe shipyards, and thu fsolorlsi, and I he status nf those player Who de scried the shin hfore II sank last sea son will be a lubjeel to be debated News of Rivers River Bulletin. Memphli t ibser al ions meridian time. . Telin , Dec, It, taken at , am Fined Stage light. ,'l 1918. . l.itll Pittsburgh I 'arkervburg t llnulnnatl lsnjlavtlln . . . Kvunsville Nashville i lhsttanoogu johnonvlfie Paduoah I laVelipot t . . Kansas ,'lty . St. Louis Cairo MEMPHIS Helena Korl Smith Little Hock V'ickaburg Shnveporl Now Orleans II 114 M 50 lis ill 40 8. 'I M 48 HI ti 811 tti .15 43 "i 4S i 18 I0.D Sill lt.0 J0.U III I IJ.8 8 I 18 1 L'.7 8.4 4 H lii :t 8.1 H i ' 8. II I II II II I 18, (i 4 1 I ti 1 7 6 li n I s 4 :i 1 II i 8 4 S Hlse, Fall River Forecast. The river In the Memphis district will rise rapidly for a week or more Departures. idiewlld to Pecan Polnl Kale Adains to KoeodaJe, Unityvood. The Ferd Herold Is lii SI Cons illlri will leave on the return tup reaching Memplilh Filday The Princess clears I ,r Prlar Polnl nnd the Kclipee for Asnpurt Tueeda) Heavy turgors are marking nil trips of sleaiuets Into sod out of Memphis, cotton and package freight furntahlng the chief Items FORTUNE TELLERS MAY PLY TRADE, SAYS JUDGE May Thompson and Msrle Stanley, Fcuarthy fortune tellers from far off Argentina, arrested for- plying their pro fession In Memphis, may continue to pnfenologisa unmolested, by deeree of Jud"o ( Isllowsy Tiie two. tti rough their SttOWe) Henry Borate. Monday plsadsd their case before Judge tfallnwsy, oi thu pro tints court, on a Write of habeas corpus atid the Judge held thnt in 4ih much ,ih the state licenses fortune letting, t he f It v ordlns nee trohlbllliir t ho practice in unoonstitUttonSl a nil void The two women iiMaert that Ihey are not fortune tellers, Henry .t Uvlngston, city attorney, who represented the pniicn department, said that the judge passed on the con stitutionality of thn fortune telling or dl nance, but did not sy whether the city, under Ha police power, hud the riK h to arrest the fortuni teller, end phrenologists aa vagrant The women had not prnrured utate licenses, hut said they would do so at once, Thev had been relesMed after being fined each by th city Judge The mone) vin tie returned to them. SAWS THROUGH BARS ONLY TO BE CAUGHT NHWPORT, Ark . Der. 1. (Bpl I An attempted tail delivery, planned and put into operation hy Junius Sullivan, Was foiled when Jailer ('has HogUP ap pes i ed on the poeng at the opportune mrimeni Kulti van li a member of the nstiorisl army and is in uniform He was arrested al Iwlftojl a few days Sgo by Sheriff lv arid l.inded In the roijuty jait ne If wanted in Texgl snd Dgfa hf.rmv. where he is charged with forgery Be had been lentenced to io years In the penttetitisry and WSS be ing 'aken to begin his SSfittHce when he eluded tn nfiTeer In charge and was later found In JaeltSOn eonnty Sullivan had sawed through the Iron barn of 11 window and had made ;i rope of blankets with which to descend to the ground, when llogan discovered him R0TARIANS GET READY FOR ANNUAL ELECTION Ho tartans are preparing for their an nual e teat Ion and are cm ting about for caidldnlen for the offices that are to t-e filled ai the third Tuesday In January PlH aidant Vsrkar will game two nominating comtflltteee hi the. reg ular meeting of the club si Hotel Clils Oft Tueidav Bead News Scimitar Wants. fct T'ls, International Nws Service ! Memphis Is Placed on Purity With Other Markets After Long Effort. ruder a ruling just made by Ihe t 'tuted States railroad gdmlnlst ration at a hearing In t'tticagfo grain ntul has Interest n of Memphis have wop u de cislon for which they have best) con tending for man) years Inbound rates from the principal pro during sections id Ihe country, have bean ordered reduced so that this mar ket will be ptgi ed n an 1 UUul I lUK with St I ..mis, 1 'aim and other dm -It Uniting centers on all huslnem- fur the territory In the Southwest. The reductions are from I to d cents a hundred pounds averaging about 4 cents it ts expected one "f ihe Im mediate reaulta, or as stum as the new rates can be made effective, will be to stimulate business considerably, News of the victory was brought Monday h) James It. MotJiunls, assist atii oommt.saioner ol the Memphis rrnlght burotui. who had iud returned from the hearing In I'hluhgo, where he represented the local hutcrcsts, and caused much satlsfact Ioil The reductions will apply lo all in rmuttd shipments from 1 lie Kial n bell from the Illinois Indians Mute lines w est a ard, which comprises practically ail the territory front which tics mar ket draws Its shipments The date for them lit be effective has not been an nounred, but this is expected short!) Under the lower rates Memphis will be aide lo compete successfully with dealers In si Louis and the othor mar bets on business which fot man) years has slipped from Ihe local trade, al though the latter were In position from every other standpoint In get their ahare of it it is the opinion of Mr Mcilinnla and others who have taken an active part In the fight that as m itch ml ImulUH will be given ' l gfulll and ha business here aa from am thing almost which could happen, ,c thr lei 1 it or v H ffectcd Is aome o t lie nhoiccsl In which Ihe local people operate McLain Will Not Be Commissioner But May Gi t Job Koiut, may havo had more ubatncles hut few of tlloiu iiM'iciinie a hlngcr i than W T Mcl.nln hen he lllial'v succeeded In McttlnH Into Ihe im) h'or the benefit of those who have n.it the pleaoire of a poiaunal acnualnlauca with the nifty young i tenant, lately the recipient of an honorable tllaehnrge, or to whom, i'ci chance. Die appcllnllon nf "lcatty," eatticd 111 the days al Van dcrbilt when ho ucd to smash through the back field uf Hewatiee, Tech or Tenneaeee with the momentum of a barrel of sugar rolling down the wharf, la not sufficiently dlillnctlvt', it may be tcinarked that the nliRtaul In rUs tlon was about 100 Munl! o( exce ban gag. I.lcut Mi I ,n In . having at one time held public office, Ins arrival was a signal that set Ihe tongue of Ihe ,;,'- sips wagging "d wondering how ha would make ,, living in ihe ri, I plnco II ey overlooked iho fuel that hlatorj record! more than tine Instaiue wherein politicians have forakn Ihclr way, formed Itiblti of respectability and earned an honest living, and, secondly as Ihe ministers tny. that I, lent Mo Ijiin Is n perfectly good lawyer who cares for nothing su mui-'h as Ihe inn suit of his profession Titer Is not the slightest warrant for Ihe BMumpltrtn ,,m' llhr of the city I'ommtggionera cotilepipUites resigning in order lo make a piece for hltn Onq reaaon Is thai each one of them lil.es itia .lob snd another, hut antlrelJ lr,cl vunl one Is dial lasut Mi Lam wouldn'l have h It is not beyond the renlm of oukkI- III lit V tlWlt he III lie offered II (tllTII - live peal I Inn if he has nol beep offered rue glready, more in tine with his pro. fessloli tlitin i column slnnei ship Help Us Get Home, Is Urgent Plea Of Memphians In Camp Four hundred Memphis ho at ramp Doniphan Fort Kill, okla., want Mem phis to (ulp them return home The Chamber of tYunmerce has re ceived a !( tpr from a private al Ihe klahoms camp s .king that the peo ple of Memphis petition Congressman Fisher and Kenator McKeliai i take tip wilh i In war depart meitt the mat ter of their release from service "We were willing to fight for our OOUhtry. and, if need be,, die for It." he write, "but Ihe war is over we lie mi vi r nn W tin hat I le Hue, and note w want to i-' out of camp and k hack In Wulk Me ret taints how thfl men were called In thu dfsft, anu entrained with hut a Urt days' not h c, how they trained se cavalrymen in Tessa, and how ihey were transferred io su artillery regi ment ot I They have just fired lhair firs! gun, he writes, bul with the world eon f t at su end, he declares the men are not in tares tea III cannon but in returning home "i ti' course we know that ours Isn't the only camp, and that WS aren't the oiih one! who want to go home," he Concludes "Bul there ure J"i Mem plusna here, and I am writing for all of them. Can't you do some thing for us ii ' maybe7rTend is right; ask miller c, w . Miller, commissioner of fire and police, who has asked the advice of eltiseni of Memphis to the best meang of breaking up the Illegal traf ficking in liquor in the corporals limits of Memphis, has received splendid ad vice from a man, signing himself aa A Friend " The Intter follows: "Memphis, Tenn , Dec 13, IM. "i 'oinmlasioiter of Police How tn stop booth'Kgnig "1 Itraln the Mississippi river to stop traffic on (he river. "V Stop all railroad traffic, both freight and passe-UK1'' "'A inn a il antiaircraft guns at strategical points to prevent at tigl traf fic "4. Surround Memphis with a sys tem of trenches, with be rped wire en tanglements and policed with divisions nf th United Btaces srmj troops All on (aide con i m u meat Ion ludng topged, all the people of Memphis w 1 1 have loft, and there will be no one to pun . the bootleggers, and they win also be forced to leave, A FRIHivD." ( om m las loner Miller, In all serious ness, stated that he would show lha letter to the mayor mid other i ommiHH loners for their consideration The eommlesloner ggyi be is thankful for the co -oparation of the cltitcns and hopes furtlier advicu aid be forUicum- LOCAL GRAIN RATES ARE TO BE REDUCED SMASHES IN DOOR AND MEtTS DEATH AT WOMAN'S HAND James M. Focjerty Is Shot to' Death and Wife of Soldier and Roomer in Home Are Placed Under Bonds. After using his hare fists to einash In tbo front il Kir at ..".9 South Second street. hmm M Fogertx . U. 1017 iJt tham street, met ;i tragi' death Sunday morning .il ll:3ii o'clwk, when lie wag -hot jt1 thehi id lv Mrs i una Nye. The bullet teneirat -m! Fogerty's forehead. Fog ei ) wan .-a cried to St. Joseph's hospital m .i dvmg condition, but did not epln null il i clock Sunday night although ho was paralysed in the left bio Mi; w und ("harles F.astman, i r oa i nor st the Nve home, were ar i Msti d, but Liter releaaed on $1,000 I . d Acif ding to i he story Mrs ye told the po, ice the never saw Fogerty bs-i- i ."-ihe was awakened, she said, by someone cutting the fronl screen and tr if (ft Jerk open the sersen door. She arose as Fogerti began uiaahlng the fpf.nl door and Attempted to tele pltoiu lieforo i he opera t or could an s WS she said, Fogefty had gained en- , . . "I go ni pistol and Maehlight," Mrs. Nye lid, "after I dropped the receiver. I could conceive of no reason for the ntati count t Into mj house in such a fa hi" ' 'f i ourse I was frightened out of mj wits" ! litrned the flashlight on him snd covered hint with the pistol aa b got In through the doot lie aseumed the pose of a pugilisl in Ihe gleam of 1'ght and kept coming toward me 1 cried to bin) lo stop am) when he didn't t shot He fell instantly Mr Fastman, who was asloi'p In Ihe front room, also find, but his bni:-t went into the wall "T ;it was the f r-1 time I ever shot a pistol When m husband, Sergt. Merrcll Vve, Hose hospital No. M, A. !: F . left List March, he told me to buy h gun f"i protection, and t pur , h.i d ;i cheap pistol (lod knows how I over happened to hit ihe man in tha he. id. I only wanted to hit him some w hi re else PYdtce are unable to fintl a motiva ft r Forger! J s unceremonious entrance Into Mis Nye's home, unless he waa on ;t spree and mistook the Nye resi dence fni' n not her, He has been sway from Memphis for three years, return-. mn a week -tn" on his way tf. New Or leans, l.., t. work on a railroad, Funeral servb't-s were held Monday aft en u at St Patrick's church; I" tcrmoiit wax in inlvar cemetery, Hi fathci the . ie William Fogerty, super intendent of the llohlen Muse Ice com papy, .tii .i highly respected eitisen, huvlng resided h for 30 years, Mrs. Fogcrt s is hearing her Ttlt h birthday, hestdrs his aged mother, the deceased Is survived by ,i brother, Frank Fogerty,, of Memphis. STREET WORK HELD UP BY MATERIALS SHORTAGE i' it Qiilnn, commissioner ef streets, bridges and sewrra, is seeking to have) 'he federal government release at rest building material so thai the city may repair n number of streets hsdly In need of Improvement, Fvar since the Fnlted States entered the war, the government has com malt deered plants snd material for street work and ihe clt has been able only to repa h rth'1 streets with cinders. It was t hour hi I hat when t he armistice) waa signed ihe government would re lease son e i if iU badly needed ma teria! bul so far po step have been taken In thit direction MaterlSlM held up are gravel, utnttr and oil. all neces sai v for repslr work, "We are hadlV tn need of grgvsl and oil for many of pur streets, declared rommfttlgnnnr Wtilnn Monday We have :ii such streets that e could 'epair at once n we had the material The labor git nation has Improved and I believe we could get l"n men todsv for the worB if ft bud the material " i "oiniotswI'Mier Qulun said that he had written t Congressman Hubert Fisher to assist mi having tin government rsiss thf embargo. GAMESTERS NUMBERING 69 ARE TAKEN IN RAIDS Sin-riff Perry and Nonstable T JaclC isc h . ! he police d led HaturdaF in pass up the bootleggers Just nags enough i" rn d a few crspfl samse. . I scot, i made Ihe flrel raid, flush I nf alleged nenro csmesters on wslllnjtm street, while Wheriff Perry and Assist mil hlvf of police I id Pass math in second raid Mlstv-nlne alleged crap.e shooters wore arrested, among tbeini being itaua Anderson, well-known pn Hce- character, who la said to have heats, operating the same polios Nergta, I M Hsynei and Qui ipthy ut ceremoniouelj Interrupted tt game on Wellington street and caught 14 men. several hours after Jacobt fl raid JORGENSEN NEW HEAD OF LUMBERMEN'S CLUK The (Hue faction won n two to enw victor ovei the lied tck-t at the an nnal elertion nf the ltmhermani clurs S.iturda.i, when H M .lorgens"tt w-ag chosen pn shb-nt to succeed J. F Me Hwevn , V liush, first h-e-preHident, s'nt Frsnh t'onkllng and Ftobert Cooper, directors The Iteds etected W E Hydej pm second vi'- -president, snd I ' T, lo- lei as dl ei loi .1 S WtllifOTJ was both n Red and lllue randldste fop sreretarv VP' ' urn1 s Dutch lunch occurded they attention of the lumbermen while thai nittna wn In progress, ami a brief in, eiinu f. "owed tlv election 8, K Anderson, t'.nl Palmer and the newly1 elected officers were the speakers. RED CROSS AIDING IN SEARCH FOR SOLDIER The local tied i -rose la endeavoring ti find tr.ic- of Hergt. Frits H.isselhinr, (Ympam A li."'th machine tun hattaM lop, Sftth division, who hss been hon orably dtschaged from the scrvius anA witn art ed i te i from overseas, Uih parents are anxious to locate hint and can nol understand whV he has nog reached home He wrote from Wash- Ington thai be was on his wejy tn big I,, me .it Sarcnsle, Mo , and would go by wmi of Memphis. The office nf Ihe home service. PhOmt Main :i7'."'. room 5MS Fxchane building, wishes to communlcste with him ggj pyone who has seen him PLANS TO UPHOLD W0RK-0R-FIGHT EDICT m The ctu rommlsalonera will not re srlnrl the work-or-flghl nrillnanr until Ihey .-I n have s niiiferenee with th iviir ilriiarlmenl nfflrlals atirl learn 'heir wishes in Ihe matter, says Mayo Mnniovenlr rertaln rtltornevs ,f Mrtmplils. in ne f ,.f their rllent, have served no lice I lint thei would tail 'he rnnatftU llnnalltt nt Ihe Ion I ordlnano Cltf Atlcirnc ll.'im ,1 Livingston ha total the mayor he fell ure that ths citj rouid mi. cc: sf'iliv defend Ihe constnus Honaltty of the city law In the courts. SWITZERLAND REFUSES SANCTUARY TO KING Ml'NK'H, I1'', It 'Hi the Associate! Press I Swltgerland. it It underMoal hrre la dei-ltited lo permit forma Binperor eharles of Austrla-H unaary ,., '.,,,). In s.-,ir." !.., The Swls loveinmenl is as til to have cited the) exinn letters of Holland with forme Kmperor William as part f 'he sroutwl FLU STOPS" SERVIOIS. PINK Itl.l l'T'. ark., I'ec I. (SBt.Wsj There were no services tn any of the) el-inclies Sunday, i'1'1 Health Officer litiwell hohllna It would not be pnisteft In irnni them us yet, althoush ihe In. flueniH situation is very muh Im. .veil inl ii lew , asee are reporteel eiuih day and their number is (rowing