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league until its roster is complete and
the players assigned to the clubs. The
Chicago club is practically complete.
The team under Tinker, on paper, is
stronger than four of the National
League clubs and stronger than two
of the American League'clubs.
The St. Louis club of the Federals,
Tinker believes, will be almost as
strong and in some departments
stronger. From a partial list of its
men it seems a team that would rate
well in either of the old leagues.
From the basis . already secured,
Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Indian
apolis will have Class AA rating clubs,
even if they fail to improve the line
up. Western Federal League man
agers are beginning to fear the
strength of Hanlon's Baltimore team.
Knabe and Hanlon have been doing
some tall hustling, and, while no one
has announced it yet, they have one
corking good National League player.
Buffalo and Toronto, of course,
were later getting into the scramble
and have . been slower in forming.
Now the promoters are bending every
effort to helping the weaker clubs re
It is evident the Federals have
about completed the . gleaning of
major league players, although they
have a few prospects.
The Federals, win. or lose, have
made a wonderful record thus far.
Their campaign has been waged
wisely. Their policy has been to raid
weak clubs and take their best play
ers, so as to make the major league
races lop sided.
o o .
Russian Official You cannot stay
in this country. "Traveler Then I
will leave it. Russian Official Have
you a passport to leave?- Traveler
No. Russian Official Then you can
not leave. I will give you twenty
four hours to decide what you will
Out of 323,390 people employed in
the manufacturing industries of New
Jersey there are 80,542 women.
A HOT 0'E
Mister Klem, umpire,, was.vmipiring
a game between the Giants and
White Sox at Sydney, N. S. W., and
Sam Crawford was at bat. A fast
ball-cut low across the plate:
'Strike one," averred Mister Klem.
"That;vyas below my kliees," said
"No," replied Klem, "your knees
didn't come up . when you were sea
sick; you just imagine they, did."
, AND THEODORE SAID "YETH!"
Clergyman Is there any objection
to the use of "obey" in the marriage
The Buxom Bride None in the
least! (To bridegroom"): You are
willing to obey, aren't you, Theddore