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terms and they are certainly as well J
fixed as are the older leagues.
The magnates of the American and
National are talking as though they
were dealing charitably with the
Feds in declaring "peace. Ed Gwin
ner of Pittsburgh, according to Ban
Johnson, may be. "permitted" to buy
the Cleveland Indians.
"Permitted" is good. If Gwinner
turns up with the necessary coin to
satisfy the bankers who are handling
Charley Somers' interests, and even
indicates a faint desire to purchase
the club, he will be seized on even
more eagerly than a Dago count at
an afternoon tea.
Johnson has been peddling that
Cleveland franchise for some time,
trying to dispose of it, with about as
much success as an ice man trying
to make sales at the North Pole. And
now Gwinner is to be "permitted" to
Get this straight: The club own
ers of every league have had enough
war. There is no "permitting" about
this business now. If half an open
ing is found for an amicable agree
ment it will be made, and Ban and
his pals and John Tener and his crew
will be just as avid for it as Gilmore
and his cohorts.
If you don't think peace is desired,
ask the International league fellows.
Another yar of scrapping and the
biggest eastern minor may be a pale
memory. It was necessry to shift
the territory last season in order to
finish, and more shifts are being dis
cussed for 1916 in the event there is
However, as we started out to ex
plain, peace among the leagues is
only one step. Then watch out for
a merry war among the clubs when
it comes time to divide the players.
And we expect to sleep just as
soundly while all this baseball poiit-
ical muddle is on. The season will
open about April 14.
Welker Cochran ran 134 in scor
ing 400 while Geo. Slosson was mak
ing 305 in their 18-2 billiard match at i
Mussey's. The score for two nights
is 800 to 426.
Nebraska and Notre Dame will
meet again on the gridiron in 1916.
the date being Thanksgiving.
Articles have been signed for a 20
round fight in New Orleans between
Jess Willard and Fred Fulton. For
feits have been posted and all ob
stacles seem to have been erased.
Fulton is to get a guaranty of $7,500
and Willard's share will be $32,000.
Notre Dame 56, Lewis 18.
L A. C. 106, Auburn Park 7.
W. S. Browns 61, White Eagles 10.
Calumet 34, Englewood 17.
Joe Tinker, manager of the
Whales, was operated on at Henrotin
hospital for kidney trouble. The op
eration was successful, according to
the physicians, and Joe will be fit by
time for the opening of the baseball
LABOR MEN SUGGEST NELSON
FOR POSTMASTER OF CHI.
On the theory that a man should
be appointed to the position of post
master who has practical knowledge
of the work, Oscar F. Nelson, state
factory inspector, was suggested to
Pres. Wilson at the White House yes
terday by Samuel Gompers, presi
dent of the Federation of Labor;
Sec'y of Labor Wilson and Frank
Morrison of the American Federa
tion of Labor.
Mr. Nelson was formerly chief
mailing clerk m the Chicago postof
fice, having worked his way up from
a messenger boy.
That labor is a factor to be dealt
with in making the appointment as
postmaster was declared evidenced
by this visit and the tact that when
the name of Ernest J. Knietgen, pres
ident of the Germania club of Chi
cago, was suggested as a randidate,
strong opposition was put forth by
There is also a City Hall rumor
that Aid. Richert is being considered
for the job.