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foolish over the job. Twice before he
had the whole affair framed up, and
could have stepped into the pilot's
house merely by saying the word.
When Evers was deposed Bresna
han was called in by Charley Mur
phy, and informed of-w.hat was com
ing off. There have beeif lots of stor
ies about the ill feeling between the
two athletes, but how far this is
wrong in Bresnahan's case can be
seen when it is stated that he pro
tested strongly against dropping
He pointed out to Murphy that he
would be starting something he
couldn't get away with, especially
with the Federal Leaguers ready for
battle. Subsequent developments
bore out Roger's prophecy.
But when Bresnahan recently
made a proposition to the Cub own
ers, naming the terms' on which he
would manage the team for the next
three years, he was turned down cold.
Seemingly, the West Side steerers
can't profit by the mistakes of other
organized big wigs last winter.
They won't gamble with a little of
their money, and the outlook for
anything better than a fourth place
team next season is dark.
Heinie Zim is another athlete who
is causing the Cubs some worry. He
blew into the offices yesterday and
demanded that all the fines assessed
against him during the summer be
rescinded. He had made the same
demand before, and Thomas told him
to see Manager O'Day.
For some reason, Zim couldn't get
in touch with Hank, so he gave his
ultimatum directly to headquarters
yesterday. After a wordy war, in
which Zim was not careful of his
language, he stormed out of the of
fice with a threat to desert the team
if the coin is held out on him.
Heinie argued that every time he
was put out of the game it was be
cause he was fighting for the Cub in
terests. And he couldn't figure why
his pay should be stopped on the oc
casion of each suspension.
Honestly, Zim is only partly right.
Twice during the summer he drew
the gate for throwing a ball into the
grandstand. That was just pure cus
sedness and he deserved a fine.
A few times he really was put out
because of too zealous efforts to win
games. If the Cub bosses should
split the difference with Zim diplo
matic relations could be resumed and
both sides would be getting a square
President James Gilmore of the
Federal League was re-elected yes
terday for a five-year term and was
also made treasurer of the organi
zation. Lloyd Rlckert of St. Louis
was re-elected secretary.
The Feds had a long session be
hind closed doors and at its close
there seemed to be perfect harmony
between the magnates. President
Madison of Kansas City retained his
franchise, though there was a move
ment to shift he club to an eastern
city. The shift may follow later, and
if it does Madison will be compen
sated for his labor and coin in bol
stering up the western end of the new
All of the Federal heads denied
there was a peace movement on foot,
and the Wards and Weeghman de
nied they had any intention of pur
chasing the Yanks and Cubs, respec
tively, unless ample provision was
made for every man in any way con
nected -with the Federal League.
Even the umpires will be looked
out for and must be taken care of by
organized baseball if peace comes.
Gilmore reiterated his statement
that the Feds were not hunting
peace. But the general trend of the
remarks of all the bosses indicated
that peace would not be given a swift
kick if it came in a polite manner.
Gilmore, Ban Johnson, Garry
Herrmann and the other big gurts of
the majors can talk as long as they
wish about war, and how bitterly
they will fight, but the final word is
held by the fellow out in Austin, Tex.,
Sioux City, Oshkosh and Portsmouth,