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The best authenticated report is
that Lee Magee, St Louis Cardinal
outfielder, -will become manager of
the Brooklyn Federals, succeeding
Bill Bradley. Magee was labeled a
jumper a week ago-, and the story was
backed up by a statement from Pres
ident Britton of the Cards, intimat
ing no effort would be made to hold
(j) Magee with the St Louis team.
Magee is a good ballplayer and
would boost the Tip Top stock con
Another report is to the effect that
Tommy Leach is to be given the
rather doubtful honor of managing
the New York Yanks for Frank Far
rell and Bill Devery. Tom can man
age the team, all right, if he is let
alone, but Chance's experience does
not portend a free rein for any man
who accepts the helm of the Yanks.
If Manager Bresnahan is willing to
let Leach go Tommy caji be lifted
out of the National League. But It
all depends on Bresnahan, and Roger
is keeping his own counsel about his
plans for the future.
There is also a report that Leach
might be given a whirl at managing
the Reds. Tom has tried most
everything, but he has been saved so
far from steering Garry Herrmann's
crew. Buck Herzog has not yet
signed a 1915 managerial contract.
--' Herzie made a big hit last season,
in spite of the lowly position his
squad attained, and should be given
another chance with some decent
Some of the athletes rumor signed
to Fe'd contracts are: Eddie Plank of
Athletics, Ping Bodie of the White
Sox, Tommy Leach of the Cubs, Til-
(M lie Shafer, formerly of the Giants;
William Fisher of the Brooklyn Na
tionals, Ed Konetchy 6f the Pirates,
Hans Lobert of the Phillies, Roy Cor-
han of San Francisco, formerly of
the Sox, and Babe Borton of Venice,
also a former south side player.
But rumor isn't paying, salaries
and too much credence should not be
placed in the reports. If one or. two I
of the men signed the dreams will
be considered as accurate as usual.
Jack White was given a draw with
Ernest Lucien in New Orleans after
cleanly winning 13 out of 15 rounds.
Lucien was in distress frequently,
and the crowd hissed the referee's
decision, cheering White for ten minutes.
MAKES MONEY HERE BUILDS
CARS IN PHILADELPHIA
President Busby of the Chicago sur
face lines was quoted in the Tribune
as saying that the company has or
dered 538 hew cars since the first of
the year and that 28S of these will be
delivered from Philadelphia this
Yet the company has a shop locate
ed at 40th and West End B.Y., which is
equipped to build these cars; arid they
have recently laid off about 40 elec
tricians, 200 carpenters, 30 machin
ists and 30 painters.
If the company .would biiild their
cars in Chicago with Chicago labor
about 5Q0 men would be at work in
stead of about B0.
It is said that cars, can be built as
cheaply, in the Chicago shop as in
Why not build the cars here?
The surface lines gather in their
nickels from the people of Chicago.
Why not put some of that money
back in circulation here and take
these men off the street and put them
NIGHT SCHOOL MAY NOT CLOSE
The night schools of Chicago will
be kept open until at least Dec. 11.
This was possible by the transfer of
$7,000 from a $408,000 salary fund to
the night school fund. Had not this
money been appropriated Chicago
would have been forced to close its
night schools Nov. 30.
Mrs. Ella Flags Young announced
yesterday that in January half of the
employes entitled to a raise will re
ceive it and in June the remaining
employee will have tteir.pay boosted.