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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 12, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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Harry Sinclair, Federal magnate,
foster father to most of the Fed ath
letes, so far as assuming their con
tracts is concerned, is fairly confi
dent that he will be able to buy into
organized baseball, either as owner
of the New York Giants or Yankees.
That is best evidenced by the prices
he is asking for some of the stars he
has under his wing. Charley Weegh
man asked Sinclair to put a price on
Lee Magee and Benny Kauff, and the
oil magnate, not wanting to turn his
old pal down flat, offered Magee at
$60,000 and Kauff at $80,000. Need
less to say, Charles did no more dick
ering. However, Weeghman will try to
land Steve Yerkes and Fred Ander
son from the Buffeds. Yerkes should
still have some second basing in his
system, and Anderson is touted by
Artie Hofman as a grand spit-baller,
built along the lines of Ed Walsh.
Hofman himself is a free agent
and may remain in Chicago. He has
asked Frank Chance for a job with
Los Angeles. In the event de does not
land there he intends to organize a
semi-pro team and play games at the
old West Side park. Hofman's team
would draw well as he has a large
personal following among the old
guard of Cub followers.
Charles A. Fredericks, for 14 years
secretary of the White Sox, died yes
terday at 4030 Michigan av. He had
' been ill for four years, unable to at
tend to business. Fredericks came
to Chicago when the first invasion
was made by the American league.
White Sox officials deny that a
contract has been sent to Malcolm
Gahdn, University of Wisconsin
pitcher, who quit football in the mid
dle of the season, when charges
of professionalism were preferred
v against him. At that time it was ru
mored he would join the Cubs. Gal
vin is a pitcher and rated highly iu
college circles.
Roy Corhan, shortstop, who made
a fine showing with the White Sox
until he was beaned by Russell Ford,
is coming back to the big tent. The
St. Louis Cards have given San
Francisco Hub Perdue, Lefty Robin
son and Ham Hyatt in exchange for
Battling Levinsky whipped Tom
Cowler, Jim Corbett's heavyweight W'
protege, in 12 rounds at Boston.
Early in the fight Cowler sent Levin
sky down for the nine count, but the
New Yorker rallied.
August Kieckhefer, three-cushion
billiardist, rallied from a long slump
last night and defeated James Ma
ture in an Interstate league game,
60 to 26. Kieckhefer ran his string
in 42 innings, setting a new record
for the league. This is something
like the form he displayed before
challenging Champion De Oro. Since
that match he has been badly off his
Fred Bruun, professional ski jump
er, was seriously hurt in a fall at the
Cary slide.
Because of the war Montreal has
dropped out of the Grand Circuit and
the two weeks of trotting usually
carded for the Canadian city have
been divided between Cleveland and
Now Fred Fulton, the Rochester '
giant, has a new match on the fire.
He is to battle Frank Moran ten
rounds in New York some time in
February. His manager canceled
the proposed fight with Porky Flynn
for New Orleans because of the se
vere beating administered Flynn, by
Jack Dillon. Tommy Burns prom
ises to match the winner of the Ful- (
ton-Moran fight with Jess Willard in '"'
a 20-round battle for the heavy
weight championship. This ambi
tious program is subject to revision
without notice.
Charley Pavlicek, captain of the
University of Chicago swimming
team, will be out of competition for
the majority of the season because

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