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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 31, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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Tuesday, in Cincinnati, when the
national commission and the peace
committee of the. Federal league
meet for another conference, there
should be some real negotiations in
the move for the elimination of war
in baseball.
The developments of each recent
day make it more apparent that
right now only an armistice has been
declared and that the magnates have
taken no step which irrevocably com
mits them to peace. Terms have
been advanced and considered- on
which peace will be declared, but the
breach has been by no means healed.
Charley Weeghman has not yet
secured the Cubs. Harry Sinclair
has not been taken care of. Jim Gil
more is still without a job in the new
alignment and none of the Federal
players have been signed by the or
ganized teams.
It isn't reasonable, to believe that
Gilmore, Sinclair and one or two oth
ers who were prominent in the or
ganization and promotion of the Fed
eral league will stand idly by and lose
all they put into the insurgent cir
cuit The report has bobbed up again
that Sinclair wants to buy into the
Giants and has been made a price on
the team. There is a difference of a
quarter of a million dollars between
-what he will pay and what Harry
Hempstead wants.
He slates Gilmore for president of
the club in case the purchase is
made. The insistence of this report
should dispose of the belief that
peace has been absolutely declared,
-with Sinclair and his bankroll elim
inated. Cleveland is also still an open
wound on the body of the American
2eague. Ban Johnson and his asso
ciates quit the Forest City yesterday
iafter a conference with the bankers
" -handling the interests of Charley
Somers, and had nothing definite to
jnake public. The team has not been
disposed of and it must be before the
start of the season. There lies an
other chance for a Federal boss to
be taken care of. All of these things
will be settled in Cincinnati Tuesday.
Kid Howard and Harry Forbes,
who have been conducting a gym for
local mitt slingers, have dissolved
their partnership, and Forbes will
open a new establishment at 34 S.
Clark st. Howard will probably go
east with Ever Hammer, his light
weight star, in search of battles, now
that Gary has been closed to Chicago
Owner Joe Lannin of the Boston
Red Sox says Bill Carrigan will do
no catching next season, but will
handle the world's champions from
the bench. Lannin will make an ef
fort to retain Catcher Sam Agnew,
secured from the St Louis Browns.
Ban Johnson has ruled against this
deal, owing to the negotiations with
the Federals, it is believed.
Fielder Jones is in St Louis to talk
over affairs with Phil Ball, who has
bought the Browns. Jones is a free
agent now, but will unquestionably
manage the St Louis Americans
next season, having a share in the
club stock.
Tom Jones, manager of Jess Wil
lard, is on his way north, ready to
talk business with Tom Andrews, the
Milwaukee promoter. Andrews has
made an offer of $25,000 for a fight
between Willard and Fred Fulton for
Feb. 22 in the Cream City. Andrews
will come here tomorrow or Sun
day to meet Jones and talk over
terms. The Milwaukee man is offer
ing a lot more than the abbreviated
battle is worth, but that is his busi
Representatives of nearly every
branch of amateur sport have com
pleted their deliberations in New
York and an amateur from now on
must be a lily white person in order
to get by. Summer baseball, as
usual, proved a stumbling block, and

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