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their status under the new arrange-'
ment will be is a question. .They may
be able to dominate aaffirs, in which
case daily muck-rake stories may be
Johnson made one admission
which is extremely significant that
the deal has not been closed and dis
cussion of it might frustrate it.
Why should discussion frustrate a
baseball deal if everything is above
board? Why should such negotia
tions have to be carried out in secret?
There is absolutely no reason ap
parent to us or any other member
of the booblic. Street car franchises
are often put through under cover,
and" there is a great howl of graft and
bought-and-paid-for aldermen after
ward. But surely there is nothing under
hand connected with this Boston
deal. Certainly not The idea is pre
posterous. Here is a hot one right from the
chimney of the stove of the Winter
Dave Fultz,-president of the. Base
ball Players' Fraternity, was elected
president of the Federal League at
the recent meeting in Chicago. The
election is being kept secret until
after the players complete negotia
tions with the big league magnates.
This information was handed out by
a Federal official in New York.
The same source'is responsible for
the information that Christy Math
ewson was elected president of the
players' organization to replace Fultz.
- If that story is true the Feds have
made a ten strike. Fultz was well
liked as a ballplayer, and has made
good as a lawyer since quitting the
diamond. Among men not actively
engaged with baseball Fultz is as well
liked as any other individual. He will
give the Federals stability and pres
tige, and should also exert some in
fluence on players now under reserve
to teams in organized baseball, as
they will take Davey's word for any
thing. If he tells them the Federal
will be a permanent organization
they will jump quicker than on the
word of any other man.
There may be a denial of this
story tomorrow, but it comes over
the wire from New York.
President Gilmore of the local Fed
eral League team vehemently denies
the rumor that the franchise here
will be transferred to Milwaukee. He
says his club will be on the job next
spring, fighting the Cubs and Sox for
Joe Borreli, Philadelphia middle
weight, defeated Freddie Hicks of
Detroit in six rounds at Philadelphia.
Borreli is making a name for him
self in the place made famous by
Frank Baker, but has yet shown
nothing over the long route. He must
qualify as a twenty-round fighter be
fore asking recognition of Jimmy
Clabby -and other top men of the
Some folksin the East are trying
to develop a crowless rooster and a
noiseless hen. Never mind the noise.
Teach them to lay.
If there is a greenish hue and an
unusual odor under the turkey's
wing, it's bad, says the Chicago
health board. Too late! Had ours
haslied yesterday and going to get it
la shape of bonesoup tomorrow.
Central Ohio hunters are all ex
cited over a rabbit that leaves four
tracks in the snow, instead of three.
We caught up with a rabbit like that
once, in our early days, and mother
tmade us bathe twice a day for three
weeks and buried our hunting clothes
while father took to the back Jots
every time we came within four rods
Detroit, Mich., is going ahead of its
fall shooting record. Two in one
day, on main street, recently.
There isn't a nation but will agree
to the British proposition to suspend
naval construction- for a year just
as soon as its own navy equals Great
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