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THE ARGUSr WEDNESDAY;-APRII, 8' 1908.
HOW MAJOR : LEAGUE TEAltfS HAVE STRENGTHENED LINEUPS FOR 1908 "SPRING
BEAUTIES" AND VETERANS ANXIOUS FOR THE OPENING; APRIL 14.
r MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO NATIONAL BASEBALL TEAM, RECORD BREAKING CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD, WHO ARE IN GREAT SHAPE FOR 1903.
, " The players given herewith are us follows: Left to right, top row Schulte, Zimmerman, Reulbach, Lundren, Pfcistef. Howard. Olis, Fraser; second row. Tinker. Kling, Shcckard, McCormick. Captain Frank Chance.
Stcinfeldt, Hofman, Overall, Moran; third and bottom row, Durbin, "Three Finger" Brown. Slagle, Kvers.
v ll?e ,na,np,ons have rounded into form at West Badtn, Ind. All the pitchers have been doing hard work except Mordecai Brown, tho phenomenon, who, a seasoned veteran, is not expected to get into shape until late spring.
ra8er, Pfeister. Reulbach, Lundgren and Overall have shown reliable twirling form for this early period. Chanco says: "My pitchers are going fast, my infield is the same ironbound galaxy that ruined a score of batting aver
ages last year, and I have the same convention of medal winners in the outfield. How can we lose? Who can beat us to the pennant? I don't know. Do you?" .
, HE opening of the major
league baseball season occurs
on April 14, at least two
weeks too early, and la:st3
about three' weeks too late in the fail.
But as big league baseball is a busi
ness making device the public can do
' nothing but accept the situation us it
H.: It is. a primary principle, or rather
THE - primary principle, among em
ployers to allow their employees the
'privilege of working to the full er.tent
of ; their respective contracts. . . Conse
JIM BARRY EASY
FOR SAM LANGFORD
Chicago Heavyweight Asks Seconds to
.Throw Up Sponge in the
' Second Round.
' Boston, Mass., April 8. Jim Barry,
the Cliicagq heavyweight, was defeat
ed in his fight with Sam Langford,
the Boston negro, befoie tho Armory
A. A. last night. The bout was
scheduled to go 12 rounds, but it took
just a little more than one round for
Barry to get all he wanted, aud he
called on his seconds to throw up the
uponge during the first minute of tne
The two heavyweights, ; mixed it
like lightweights in tho first round
and went after each other viciously.
Tire round ended about even, although
it was a blow at the. end of the round
that really licked Barry. . Barry had
landed three or four telling blows on
th$ negro and had planted a left hook
lo'thc mouth which-brought blood out
hi spurts. Just as the gong rang
Langford came back with a left hook
to Ulie jaw that lifted Barry off his
fee.t and landed him in the corner.
Barry came back groggy, hardly able
to stand, aiid clinched.
Langford opened the sevond round
with a light swing to the body that
- dropied Bnny for the count of nine.
IIo got td his feet and was dropped
again. He rolled over in the corner
DUCKS GO BUT, SNIPE COME
, III HI Ml
Marsh Waders Only Waiting for a Few
Warm Days Now.
Though duck shooting Is drawing to
a close,' the open season expiring
April, 15, sportsmen are consoling
themselves with the hope for some
good1 snipe "shooting. A few of the
birds have been seen' already, but they
are wild. A few-warm, days now and
the heavy flight may be expected to
arrive at any time.
TO BE HEARD FRIDAY
Preliminary Hearing oni Election -Case
. Is Continued.
The. criminal peases -against rPeter
De Smet and" Leo Snoak for violation
of -the election-' laws,, fn yesterday's
tops ; :' fFa 1 1 i rag;i;.': IHS 3 i r
AVER'S HA!R V!ClOR;: '
quently, as baseball contracts extend;
over a season and the. solo ns have tho'
arbitrary power of extending or limit- I
ing the length of seasons, there is lit- !
tie ground for wonder that the playing:
seaKon is not becoming any shorter.
But spring is here, and diamond-
ward the face of tho rooter turns its; no solace in- 2ephyrs that are not laden
way, the umpire sounds the call to j with the odor of freshly plowed' corn
open play, the solons cry, "Get into ; fields. ... . , ., w -
line arid pay;" the tooting horns arid! The Chicago Americans chose Call
peanut venders bray. " That, rhythmic i fornia for theirs and appear to have
ally speaking, is what is. what just
now almost. .
election, has been set for Friday morn.
ing. The hearing will be before Jus
tice Schroeder, to whose court a
change of venue was taken by the de
fendants from Justice P. H. Wells,
who issued the warrants. The-complaints
were made by H. D. Blake
more, who charges De Smet witn
making a false affidavit and Snoak4
with illegal voting.
The continued cold weather has
caused Manager Cook to let up on
practice while it lasts and. all that
was done this morning was to take
a long walk 1o keep from getting stiff
in the muscles.
MeKee reports that his back is im
proving and that he will be able to
show up in uniform .again tomorrow.
- .Too Berger writes and announces
that he is coming tonight.
NEW OFFICERS INSTALLED
Ceremonies Held by Rock Island
Lodge of Odd Fellows.
At the regular meeting of. Rock Is
land lodge, No. IS, I. O. O. P., this
week the officers for the ensuing year
were formally installed and the rep
resentative of the lodge to the grand
lodge of the state was elected. Harry
B. Linderholni was the choice for this
honor. The grand lodge convenes in
Springfield in November.
The officers who were installed are
N. G. P. S. Wllcher.
V. C II. G. Lemburg, Jr.
Recording Secretary W. S. Hill.
Financin Secretary J. C. Simser.
Treasurer Henry Lemburg, Sr.
R. S. N. G. C. B. Knox.
' L. S. N. G. P. Beranek. , . ..
. R. S. V. G. H. B. Linderholiu.
L. S. V. G. M. Robinson.
Warden M. G. Welch.
Conductor Q. Samuelson.
Chaplain Roy Graham.
R. S.-.S. A. U goring. .
L. S. S.Charles V. Fry.
h:a. G. R. Seh ill. . . .. ;
O. S. G. A Hussey. . . -. v .
)...' Class in, Candy Kills CJiild. ,
' Paris, III., April 8. The 2-year-old
child . of Earl Franklin swallowed a
piece of. glass which' wag In the
".sweepings" of candy tho father got
at a candy factory and died .yesterday-.
Fresh from the slaughter .of small
local teams. . the major leaguers are
getting their wind for the opening df
the battle., Captain Frank Chance and
his proud conglomeration' of Chicago
National Champs' have quaffed tho
breezes of Indiana until' they can find
; shaken off the various hoodoos that
i fouled their running gear last season.
TO BE HERE SOON
Central Association Team Is Due to
, Meet Islanders Here Saturday --
- .and Sunday.'
Next Saturday the first game of ball
of the season in which, an outside
team will take part will be played at
the Island City park when Rock Is
land meets the Burlington Central as
sociation bunch. They play here Sun
day, also. Burlington stood for a 5
to 0 trimming at the hands of the
second White Sox yesterday in their
home bailiwick. "
' Secretary J. F. Munger has1 received
a letter from 'the management of the
South Bend . Central league team
which will be here April-18 and 19.
The arrangements made during the
first unpleasantness at Chicago still
hold good. -
, Donnelly has cut' off Pitchers Wil
Tong and Hamilton, Catcher Wartha
and Outfielder Powers. ,
The Eastern Illinois league is in
trouble. Taylcirville is knocking on
the schedule and may disrupt the
circuit. ' " . '
ENGLAND'S GREAT; DUKE.
Stories of Devonshire, Who Yawned In
His Own Speech.. .
England lost one of her.ablest states
meu when the Duke of Devonshire
died recently at Cannes, France. Many
stories are told of hi3 nonchalance, al
most amounting to disrespect, for the
houses of parliament. He took little
interest in an academic discussion; but,
given, a tangible object, he brought the
greatest energies into play and showed
an extraordinary power of . concentra
tion and grasp of detail. IlcxlouOtless
worked ouly from a sense of duty and
rather obtruded on the public; the fact
that he found little pleasure in fulfill
ing some of the Inevitable obligations
of public life. . : ........ r ,
Terhaps the best example of this is
the famous incident of the tremendous
yawn given by him in the middle of
his first official speech in the house of
commons. r Disraeli, looking on, is said
to have smiled, and remarked in his
cynical way, ."Ile'll dow- A lady to
whom the story of the yawn was. told
as an indication of the duke's general
air of boredom ventured to ask how he
could . possibly . have yawned in the
midst of his own speech, to which the
duke replied;' "Ah, you .should , have
heard the speech! It was uncommon
ly dull." , ,.-: -V ..
; A well known Scotch M. P ot hum
ble parentage went to Chatsworth, vone
oft the duke's palatial homes, on Apo
litical visit, ,The Duke of Devonshire
asked him to lunch, and the M. P.
fullyjBmreciatKdlJthe Piiillegeoi Louch-
They have, developed signs of batting
strength, but not enough to make their
friends entirely satisfied. Their pitch-
ers are going well for this time, as'
shown in - their gajnes- against the
strong San Francisco, San Diego and
Los Angeles teams. 5Walsh has . to
"Doc White has riot tyeen so fortu -
nate; Smith has shown up well: Bill if
Sullivan's catching has been up to his
top notch form. - t ;
t The members of,,t,ho Chicago White
ri. j Sox squad have been divided into two
ing toes . with the duke tinder " bU
grace's own table.
But at home that night in the privacy
of his wife's boudoir the' houorable
member ..interpolated - gulps of emoky
Indignation with words against the pre
sumption of the nobility.
"Wull, Donald,' an whatever be atlin'
ye?" she asked. - ' -
"'Jessie, what would ye give a duke,
like Devonshire, to eat If he'd visit
"Why, geese and turkeysT she re
plied. -. - - ' "
"Wull, the day's lunch at Cbatsworth
was naething but mmeed lamb on
toastr c , - . ,
Gam Prestrve-For Each County.
J.- W. Wheeler.-'state game commis
sioner, tioies to Interest the Illinois leg
islature in his plans to establish a state
game preserve in each county in Illi
nois. He thinks a group of landowners
in each, county could, get together and
agree to protect garue birds upon their
tracts, prohibit .hunting, thereon and
also .feed the, birds supplied by the
game farm in Sangamon county... It Is
;:r: Mpre- -' ;;;
thia adulterated foods is no rea
.sokwhyoyr dealer 'jishou4d-:oveiV'
charge you for them. The dlfferr,
1 encein.cost inefer.d' great as.
the difference in Valite;, There in
"a" lot of stuff sola for foodfthaf
! ' fs ' hardly safe to eat. We try to "
' let the ,othet f ellpw; bav'e,"aH the
. business in that line, for our aim-
to-iva or patrons the very best
groceries. io- hovwlon the-iaart
Itet at-prices whjeh. willSRreJy .,
maker, them j trade , , regularly at
- this store. , .This week .we offer a
'1 pkg. aranTnik,sSoap 'IPowdfei'"
free -with every.- 55c .worth, of
Bras Soap. '
tl lbs. N. &. iiK sodat csratkera f vm
ir. Bi J. g-inger snap, id........ tc
i jlSe pkgy Sradtas-Boan-,, r
8 bars Swift's Prido soap. . , . ,2Te
8 bars I en ox roap ........ . 2.c
8 bars Santa Cuua soap...... STc.
2 pkg-s. Toasted-Cerealine
r laKes ...... , 15c
2 cans Oil Sardines r
Fancy peachc. 8 lbs. ,,m,,,
1 . .1 T1 .
j1 3 3-lb. cans BAked 'Biftans ., .
Heinz s sauer kraut, per !..
U Hcins's dUI. pickles, per gal...
' naKing soda, per pKg.
LARSON & LARSOfl
CASH GROCEftS "
Old Phone west 983. 'New 5535.
Cor. 7th Ave. 'and 15th St
i teams so as to give every man a
chance for active preliminary play.
J In addition to playing against each
other, the teams formed separate
! sch,eduh?s with :locaI; eani... Tli No: j'
jl team hasl' Had i fo. plt&hersi Walsh, I .
i Smith. White. Altrock. etc.; catcher
) Fred .Parent- (obtained- from atostoo);
left field, Pat Dougherty; second basts-
J man. Captain George Davis (sticceedr
jing Frank Isbcll);.. first basf, ."Jiggs"
) Donohue; third' base, Tannehill; c'enterhim only, seventeen . players at the
I field, A'tz. ' ; ' ' I start. '"''Alurrav ' has several' likely
GIVE A CONCERT
Auguetana Chorus to Be Heard ire An
nual Program at College To- ' " '
morrow Evening. '- r v' ' f
- - ; - ' :. .:' ' f
' i ' . '
' The Wennerberg male chorus of .Au
gustana college will make its annual
appearance in grand couoert tomor
row night in the college auditorium.
The chorus has but recently "returned
from a most successful tour through
out the state, scoring a h.t wherever
it appeared. ..... Having' established, a
reputation abroad, the chorus intends
to maintain it athorue by giving one
of the finest concerts ever attempted
by it tomorrow night ,., r . - - .
The star nuuibe.r on the program
will.be Faust's "Soldiers' Chorus," in
which . tho chorus , will be reinforced
by the Augustana orchestra .and the
Svea male chorus of JJoljae. Miss Iva
Pearce, reader, and Miss Gertrude
Housel,, violinist, will also appear. ; -
.Wolgast Shows,. Up WelL
' New York,' April 8. Ad Volgast.'of
Milwaukee, lost the decision, to Owen
foran, the. English featherweight, last
evening,, but made such a good show
ing that he is confident he will get a
match with-Attcll... .
deseed to secure a tract of not less
than 1.200 acres in each county for
these branch preserves. The plan, it fs
said, has been worked successfully in
California after' h thorough trial, and
It is' believed it will work just as well
In Illinois. JSuch protection and such
propagatlon'.wlil ''greatly, assist the
state' game department In the efforts
to restock the fields and. forests of .Illi
nois with quail, prairie chicken, pheasr
ants and other species of garnet birds. ,.
i r .- Beer That It' Beer. -' "' - '
If you want to drink' good beer,-order
the Davenport Malting company's pale
export ; Delivered anywhere' in Rock
Island-'---'- Both ohones, north' 169'. '" "" -
A Woman Tells How to'Reiieve Rheu
- -.'i matic Pains.- iv : ; ,
I have been a great sufferer from
the dreadful disease, rheumatism,. for
a number, of years. 'I have tried many
medicines, but nevfer . got much relief
from any of them until two yeas ago,
where I bought a bottle' of Chamber
lain's Pain -Balm.. I found ' relief be
fore I had used all of one bottle, but
kept on applying and soon felt like a
different woman. Through my advice
iinjnv rf mv frlMids havn tried it Arid
t - ' 1
can tell voti, how wonderfuHsr "it. has
worked. ; Mrs.5 Sarah 1 A. : C6Ie,"-14' S.I
laln's Pain Balm is" a' liniment " The
relief from pain"which It" affords Is
alone ' worth -many t toes Its cost It
makes-rest and sleep possible." For'
sale by aU druggists.
The White Sox No. 2 have been as
follows " Pitchers. Olmstead, Felne
, and Most; " catchers, Armbruster and
' Weaver; center field. O'Neil; shortstop.
Osteanr third base,-Wafers;-first base.
Anderson-f right field. Hart; left field.
' Lajeupe; second base. Weaver
' 11 " The Phillies. '
The Philadelphia Nationals have
been sampling'- the balsamic air of
i Georgia. Manager Murray. staking with
W. C. Mauckerf s
Fire Iivswance Agency ;
Property owners who are in need or lire insurance should look
carefully into the financial standing "of the companies represented, by
the various local agents before placing their insurance, as the com
pany's financial standing is as important as that of your banker; also
investigate as to the standing of the agent, 89 his influence with the
companies ho represents may save you many a dollar in 'case of loss.
...... s ... t--
Such an agency is that of Mr. Maucker, who represents the most
reliable companies in the business, and is pleased to state that In the
eight years he has been in tho- business not one customer of his has
"needed the services of an attorney to secure justice In getting a set
tlement for a Are loss. '
The following standing of companies represented: by him is taken
from the report of the insurance commissioner of Illinois.
, "-. : ' -' ; ' . Organized.
Aachen- and Munich" Ins. Co. ofGerraany . .....
Commercial Union Assurance Co., England ..........1861
Franklin Insurance Co., Philadelphia .,..........'.1829
Fire Association of. Philadelphia 1817
German' American Insurance Co. of New York .....1872
Hanover Insurance Co. of 'New York - .T. 1852
Hartford Fire Ins. Co. of Connecticut .1810
Insurance Co. of North America ot Philadelphia ...1792
Niagara Fire Insurance Co. of New York 1850
North British and Mercantile Ins. Co., England ....1809
Pennsylvania Fire Insurance Co. of Philadelphia ...1825
Phenix Insurance Co. of New York 1853
Phoenix Insurance Co. of Connecticut .......1854
United Firemens Insurance Co. of Philadelphia ...1860
London Assurance Corporation, England .1720 ,
Office, No. 1C20 Fourth avenue
. Call and examine
John Koch8 Brand
i : v. "r
218 17th St.
youngsters who evidently are superior
to the usual , run of baseball "spring
beauties." which, botantcally and base
balllcally. are "flowers that bloom In
the spring, tra la." A baseball "spring
beauty" is the. masculine counterpart
of an equine "morning glory." ....
Among the veterans Sherwood . Ml' '
gee, Roy Thomas, "Silent JohV Titus
and "Kitty" Branefield have been ' la
Al form. All indication ar that this
quartet will do some tall-stick work
this year. Bransfleld evidences , the
form he used to show when with Fred
Clarke's Pittsburg champions.. Soma
of the new men Crist, catcher; Ltein
inger, all around man, and CovelU
pitcher have been working "so - en
thusiastically that the veteran coach.
Kid Gleason, "had actually to restrain
thm. They will get over this dan-
gerous habit In a few months.
The , Philadelphia Americans, at
New ' Orleans, have been tearing , up
whole acres of sod In their' cunning
little way. Coombs has created some
thing of a sensation by his excellent
pitching. He is looked on as likely to
loom up - close to the .top of the
league's boxmen this year If his wing
holds good. Cove, at third base, and
Smith, catcher, have also "made good1
in decided fashion in games against
the. New Orleans Pelicans. - . :
The injury , to "Sox Seybold is a
serious handicap, though temporary. JU
the. team. ' Five pitching candidates
tried out are Peterson, Bills, Barntlcle,
Maxwell and Carter. ... 'J" ,7 Y;.
: The Cleveland Americans, at Macon.
Ga, with Larry Lajoie in the pilot
house, have unanimously voted them
selves the 1908 league pennant. This
is the first pennant they have won.
All ..they now . have to do is to go
through the mere form of winning
more games than any other team.
Other teams have done this In tho
past. Why should not the Napoleons?
With Harry Bay, Elmer Flick, Catch
er "Nig" Clarke. Lajoie and Bill Brad
ley to occupy the first five places In
the batting order, it looks as though
some league pitchers were "due for
their "bumps." Bay's injured leg is
well again, and Bradley's health is as
good as ever, his once broken arm hav
ing lost every feeling of weakness or
stiffness. Frank Chance, has a. habit
of saying "a ball team is no stronger
than its substitutes," . and if this be
true Lajoie's outfit is particularly" for-;
tunate, 'for his reserve staff is the
envy, of many .teams. It include
Gladstone Graney and Check, pitchers;..
Josh Clarke, outfielder; Homer David
son, pinch hitter;' Otto Hess, a once
great pitcher, and Artie HofmahY out
fielder. Check was a leading. American
association twirler. ....... ... r ... , ,
' HARRY GRANT.. '
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