In explaining his messages to Comiskey, published recently, J.P. O'Neill, president of the Pittsburg Club, of the National League, says J.I. Rogers asked him to try and get Comiskey for the Philadelphia Club. He wired Comiskey to come and see him and bring King with him, as Pittsburg wanted King. The reply was: "Both are under contract." The day after Rogers' interview, in which he said O'Neill was unauthorized to negotiate with Comiskey, the Pittsburg president received a telegram from the Philadelphia magnate, saying that he hadn't authorized him to transact business by wire, but in person.
-New York Clipper, April 4, 1891
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