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old leagues. Brennan and Packard,
make up the southpaw division, and
both are good reliable twirlers. With
Hendrix and Cole to do the flinging.
battery mate, Russell' Ford and climb
into the Federal band wagon, locat
ing in Buffalo. Sweeney had been
apprised of the fact that a Yankee
representative would be in town yes
terday to talk terms to him.
But Eddie wasn't on deck. Tele
phone calls to his home in Oak Park
brought the information that he was
out of town, and the report gained
credence that he had tripped to Buf
falo to talk directly with" promoters
of that team.
, President Murphy of the Cubs has
been shot in the pocketbook fre
quently the past few days by the
Cubs, but the firstdirect attack was
made on his players yesterday, Ward
Miller, outfielder, signing a contract
to play with Mordecai Brown in St.
Miller and Murphy could not agree
on articles, so the fleet fellow beat it
over to the port of missing men in
the Old Colony building, and swapped
some language with Tinker.
At that, it is probable that Murphy
didn't try very hard' to retain Miller,
for he has managed to nail all of his
men so far who have been wanted by
the Feds, and who were necessary
parts of his ma'chine. But it has cost
him a pretty penny, and there is
chuckling in the Fed camp as a re
sult. Jack Lelivelt signed to play with
the Cleveland Naps, killing a report
that he would be a Fed next year.
From Kansas City comes a report,
apparently authentic, that Claude
Hendrix, "Pirate pitcher, has signed to
play with the Chifeds in 1914-15-16,
receiving a bonus of $5,000 for sign
ing and an annual salary of $6,000.
Federal officials here would not
confirm the report, continuing their
policy of silence. But it Is known that
Hendrix's terms had been turned
down byt'he Pirates, and that he was
in a peeved frame of mind.
With Hendrix in line Tinker will
have a pitching staff "of real major
league proportions, strong enough to
cope with any team. in. firmer of the.;