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THREE-EYE 'OPENING IN ROOK . I
ON RIGHT FOOT
Show Those Rejuvenated Rab
bits Some Fine Points and
Win the Opener.
HO! FOR THE START
0, You Billy Jacobson-See What a Muss You're Stirring Up
Islanders ' First Day at Home
Saturday, May 8
( Hello Old Boy!'
Day Before the Big Day in
Baseball Sees Everything
Gdik ott see
Rock IsUhi U
BAND GETTING STEAM UP
THE ARGUS. FRIDAY. MAY 7. 1909.
1 Ouv.wn Billy Why!H r-l Rmi 4 wMII
PROVE FAST ON THE BASES
Though Outhit They Make Every
lliiit'i Count IWrger ami Murphy
in Stellar Holes.
Cedar Rapids at Rock Island.
Davenport at Dubuque.
Bloomington at Peoria.
Springfield at Decatur.
Cedar Rapids, May 7. (Special.)-
Before a crowd of 1,250 in a disagree
able du: t stotm ihe Islanders and Rab
bits opened the baseball season here
yesterday, the visitors taking the long
end of a C by 2 score.
Cleverness on bases and general r.!l
around good llelding gave Rock Island
the game, t lie Rabbits dying on basos
as though atllioted with a pestilence.
Though they touched Christy Wilson
for lu safe bingles they were able to
get around the bases but twice, while
the visitors made their 11 hits count,
stealing bases right and left and work
ing their heads to good effect a!l the
Murphy covered himself with glory
in the field and Spencer, at second for
Cedar Rapids, had a good day. Berg;r
proved a fiend with the bat, getting
thiee hits in four times up. The game
was preceded by the usual parade and
How They Scored.
Rock I.-land scored in the second
on a hit, a pass and an error and fol
lowed it up in the third with another
on a single, pass, error and double
steal. In the fifth they broke loose
with four singles, a double and some
dumb playing by Cedar Rapids let
three more men in. A hit. fielder's
choice and a sacrifice fiy netted tho
sixth and last one in the seventh.
Cedar Rapids fans had all their ex
citement in the fifth. Then Brown
was passed, Rohrer doubled and Car
michael brought them both in witu
a long hit. Score:
ROCK ISLAND. A. B. R. H. PO. A. F.
Meloan, rf 5 0
Stark, lb 2 0
Murphy, cf 5 0
Kelley. :)b 7.. 5 O
McBride, If 5 2
Berger, fs 4 3
Vogol. 2b 3 1
Eng. c 3 0
Wilson, p 4 0
Totals 3(1 C 11 27
A. B. R. II. PO. A. E.
Caveneite, rf 5 0 2
Diehl, cf 5 0 0
Collins, If 4 0 2
Chase, 3b 5 0 2
Williams, ss 3 0 1
Spencer. 2b 4 0 1
Brown, lb 3 1 1
Rohrer. c 4 1 1
Carmiehael, p 4 f) 3
Score by innings:
Rock Island 0110 3 0 1 0 00
Cedar Rapids 0 000 2 000 02
Two base hits McBride, Berger,
Rohrer. Cavenette. . Three bate hits.
Carmichael. Bases on ball:-; Off Car
miehael, 5; off Wilson, 2. Hit by
pitcher By Wilson, 1. Wild pitch
Carmichael, 1. Struck out By Car-
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michael, 4; by Wilson. 4. Stolen bases
Spencer, Kelley, Berger, McBride, 3;
Vogel, ' Meloan. Umpire Clark. At
Ciavenette is a new man with Cedar
Rapids. He hails from Monmouth and
is said to shine in wet weather.
If the Rabbits net but two scores
on 1.1 hirs and three passes how many
will they make in an ordinary game?
Joe Berger is some swatter when
the pennant is in sight, it seems.
They say at Cedar Rapids that our
heroes look the part.
The Cedar Rapids grandstand was
decorated yesterday, the ladies doing
part of the work.
Good Mart for Davenport.
Davenport got away to-a good start
yesterday, defeating Dubuque through
timely hitting and timely errors on
the part of the visitors. Smith and
Smith proved an effective battery,
while the Prodigals, otherwise known
as the Pretzels, fielded cleanly. Pre
ceding the game there was a little
vaudeville stunt put on, Dick
Lane, president of the Davenport club,
throwing the ball and Alex Anderson,
"mayor of Pretzel Alley," acting as re
ceiver, decked out with a life pre
server, pair of boxing gloves, and with
a waste paper basket over his head
for a mask. The catcher missed the
ball, but flashed a substitute that he
had concealed in his gloves. Mr. And
eison presented Manager Shaffer with
a huge pretzel and a box of flowers.
0 Jacobsen, rf 0
. Reitz, 3b 1
0 jHollingsworth, cf 1
snaner, lb l
E. Smith, c 1
M. Smith, p 0
Total 0 10 27 14 1
DUBUQUE. R. H. p. A.E.
Taylor, If 0 1 0 1 0
Backoff, cf 0 0 0 JO 0
Lerchen, lb 0 3 10 1 1
Vandine. 3b 0 0 3 8 1
Kuhns, rf 0 2 0 0 0
Hauser, ss 0 1 0 3 0
Plass. 2b 0 1 1 3 2
Ott. c 1 0 3 0 0
Gurney, p 0 0 1 4 0
Ahring 0 1 0 0 0
Total 1 9 24 20 4
Batted for Gurney in ninth.
Davenport 20000301 C
Dubuque 0 0001000 01
Stolen bases Russell, Jacobsen,
Shaffer, Taylor. Two-base hits Nye,
i Lerchen, Kuhns. Three-base hit Tay-
lor, Struck out By Smith, C; by Gur-
ney, 2. Bases on balls Off Smith, 2;
off Gurney, 4. Passed ball Ott. Um
How for Oprner at Springfield.
Springfield, 111., May 7. The Three-
Eye league season opened here yester
day with flags flying, a brass band and
chamber of commerce "boosting."
Fisher and Manager Moore of the De
catur team were put off the field for
disputing decisions of the umpire
Star catches by Ruby and the heavy
hitting of Manager Smith were feat
ures. lhe score:
SPRINGFIELD. R. II. P. A. E
Andrews, 3b 1 2 0 1 (
Bell, 2b 1 0 5 2 (
Callahan, cf 1 0 3 0
Smith, lb 2 3 5 0
Streeter, If 1 1 1 0
Milsap, rf 0 0 0 0
Blauser, ss 2 2 5 1
Donovan, c 0 0 S 2
Grandy, p .....0 0 0 2
Steiger, p '. 0 0 0 0
Total 8 8 27 8
DECATUR. R. H. P. A.
Ruby, If. 2b 0 0 3 1
Moore, 2b 1 1 2 1
Burns, If 0 0 2 0
Barkwell, 3b 1 3 0 1
Cole, cf 1 2 0 0
Foster, lb 1 2 8 2
Voltes to Bv;tjs
From the Orion Times.
Jenkins, rf ; 1 1 2
Fisher, c . 0 1 3
Boucher, c .- 0 0 3
Part ell, sa 1 1 0
Jacobson. p 0 0 0
Bishop, p 0 0 1
fi 11 24 12 3
.2 1 202 1 00 S
.1200 0 003 0 C
Two-base hits Andrews, Smith? Fos
ter, Jenkins. Three-base hit Foster.
Home runs Smith, Streeter, Barkwell.
Hits Off Grandy, 10 in seven and two
thirds ; Innings; off Steiger, 1 in one
and one-third innings; off Jacobson, 0
in four and two-thirds innings; off
Bishop, 2 in three and one-third in-
knings. Struck out By Grandy. G: by
Steiger, 2; By Jacobsen, 2; by Bishop,
2. Bases' on balls Off Grandy, 1; off
Jacobsen, 3; off Bishop. 3. Wild pitch
Bishop. Hit by pitcher By Grandy,
Fisher. Umpire Burke.
ItlooiuinKton linn Stats Fright.
Bloomington, 111., May 7. As an
opener to the season. B'.oomington
dropped yesterday's game to Peoria,
through a multiplicity of errors. The
Kernan, 3b 1
Snyder, ss l
Betts, if l
Lory, cf 0
Melchior, lb 0
Netzell, 2b 2
Kearney, If o
McNamara, c 1 3 5
Boyer, p 0 0 0
Davidson, p 0 1 1
Rowan, lb 2
Dean, 3b 1
lohnson. If 0
Cuthbert, cf 2
Smith, ss 1
Hodges, rf 1
Edwards, 2b 0
Higgins, c 0
Gilbert, p o
8 30 12 S
H. P. A.E.
Total 7 12 3D 13
Bloomington 4 00200 000 0-
Pf oria 10 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 1-
Stolen baees Smith (2). Two base
hits Rowan, Hodges. -Three base
hit Netzell. Home runs McVamam
Cuthbert (2). Hits Off Royer, 0 ?;i
three innings; off Davidson. 8 in seven
innings. Struck out By Royer, 1; by
Davidson. 1. Bases on balls ntr
Royer, 1; off Gilbert. 5. Hit by pitcher
By Gilbert, 2. Umpire Bush.
OFF FOR KEOKUK
Kock Island High School I toys Are
Entered in the Tri-State Meet to
he Held Tomorrow.
The track team from the local high
school which has been entered in the
tri-state meet at Keokuk tomorrow
was announced this morning. Liitt,
Steenberg, Drips and Brennan are the
four who wilt lisp thpir protitoet on.!
deavora to bring track honors for Rock1
kin ThOM fn mn r.ur
nil fhn tv, k "
win t 4Vl r ,AA 00
will compete In the 50. 100, and 220
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ju' uaouco , ui ua mil ixiiuueie 111
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r.c Ua.n u, I1U u.e nme iu.is,
-... ueeu emereu in me a.scus Hofman played first for Quincy. dis
i, throw, hammer throw, shot put. andjplaclng Anderson, the Rock Island
u i broad jump, while Liitt will compete youngster.
0 in the pole vault, high jump, and ham-1 '
0 . Itlcr throw RrwU Talnnrt will Imvo nn ,,. - . . . .1.. . . . ,
I Ifilnv toDni Thfl Inom laft f rr Ifonln
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j vc... Loan company, announces mui ne win
0 at 2: 30, this afternoon and will return gve! $3home players every time
Sunday evening. About 20 schools they knock the ball out of the lot tor
- have been entered in the meet, and a home run at the Island City park.
E. the winning of the meet will be a This offer is to stand for the season
0 great honor. Following the meet a and should result in some hard work
0 banquet and dance will be held in for the visiting left fielders some bard
0 honor of the visitors. Rock Island en- chances.
1 ters with no great hopes of success, J .
0 but with a resolve to bring back as Ginger Forney is backstop and Mld
0 many honors as possible. dleton, whom it is assumed is the play-
Mayor McCaskrin Reported to Have
Sore 'Arm and Will Be Relieved .
After First Ball.
A delegation of 15 baseball bugs
of the first order called upon the
weather man today and presented a
petition to him bearing the signa-
lures of steen hundred other fans
which asked that he remember that
me opening 01 tne i nree-rcye league
season in Rock Island is to take
place tomorrow afternoon and that
he dope out the weather according
ly. If he takes cognizance of the
wishes, of the many people who are
planning on attending the opening
game. It Is an assured thing that he
will be kind enough to grant a nice
warm day. ' He has already prom-
ised to behave. In that case there!
will be a record breaking Saturday.
crowd out to see the Islanders and
the Bunnies from Cedar Rapids cross
Stroehle's band has been engaged
to make a tour of the three cities on
a street car in the morning and its
members will try to locate someone
who does not already know that the
While this seems a useless quest, it
may be that they will find one or two
people who have been slumbering
for the past month and who are not
aware that the doings are going to
commence. These same people will
be thankful to the remainder of their
days to the band as they will be
warned of the game in time to get
out and see it and to help swell the
Hex ti in r J n ii ii I Aftrr Noon.
Immediately after dinner, the band
will again set out in a special trolley state which was held at Chicago during
car. which will go over Rock Island the last three days. The principal
bearing the glad tidings of the dawn-'thing done at the convention was the
ing of another baseball season. About forming of a new athletic association
3 o'clock, the band will repair to the, which is to be composed of the differ
parkand the early birds will be fav-.ent associations throughout the state,
ored with a band concert until 3:30 Th ,.o !,!.., io . t
at which time the game starts
few minutes before this takes place,
the band will lead a procession con
sisting of the players of the two
teams, the baseball directors and a
few 33d degree fans, to the flag staff
in the far corner of the Held, where
the stars and stripes will be raised
on high.; " - . .
Mayor George W. McCaskrin, who
has been engaged at a tremendous
figure (that is what the directors
claim, but the truth is that George
is enough of a fan to perform gratis)
will make a few appropriate remarks
and will then pitch the first ball of
the season in Rock Islahd. The
mayor has been out, of the game for
sometime and it is reported he has
a sore mm. If this is the case. Man
ager Tighe will relieve him after the
first ball is thrown and put one of
the lower salaried, but better condi
tioned twirlers on the mound to do
About this time, a bunch cf floral
offerings and horseshoes will be
trotted out and presented to Jack
Tighe's ball tossers with the best
wishes of the baseball loving public
of the city which means nearly the
LINE 0' DOPE
I-Me league opens next Tuea-
Peachy Graham appeared in the
Boston National lineup yesterday for
the first time this season, catchirg
the second game against New York
Howard Darringer has offered Du
buque 100 for his release, but Pres
ident Murphy wired back that he was
not for sale.
Dick Egan will have a thorough
trial at short with Cincinnati, Manager
Griffith announces. It is believed ie
will hit better than Moriarity.
Champ Osteen has again failed to
stick in the big leagues. He has
been turned over by St. Louis to
Montgomery in the Southern league.
It isn't likely he will get another
Arthur Lundin pitched for Quincy
yesterday against Ottumwa, being
touched for 12 hits and issuing six
passes. Lundy will not do oven in
. f. . , ,
the Central association at that rate.
utioe rowers was opposeu 10 l,uhuui
. and hela Quincy to six hits. Toots
li - . 1 . ...
. 1 1 vv 1 nipn mana?pr 111 1 ih minimi
TURN OUT AND GIVE THEM A WARM WELCOME.
er who performed at short for Rock Is-j
land years ago, i.s covering the sami
territory for Ft. Worth this season. In
a recent game with Galveston, Middle
ton got three hits and Forney one.
The vibration caused by the, baseball
parade in Davenport yesterday jarred
loose a piece of masonry on top if
the tower of the Masonic temple and
Jt fel1 with a l0,,J noise.
one was under it.
ne of e cars carrying spectato.-s
"e ball game in Davenport was
in two collisions on the way out, once
hitting another car and the other time
bumping into a wagon. The brakes
refused to work. Though the front tt
the car was considerably damaged, it
managed to get to the ball park.
Associations of State Organize as He
suit of Conference in Chicago
Hock Island a Member.
Harry Franks, physical director of
the Y. M. C. A. of this ciiy, has re
turned from the meeting of the physi
cal directors of the associations of the
A'oo 1 Amntfitiv AlhUt!,, lwln w..- F
i v. iiinuivui nin itiiL x' run u l iuu Jl
the Y. M. C. A.'s of the state of Illi
nois, and it will be affiliated with the
(Continued on Page Eleven.)
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RECORD OF LEAGUES
STANDING OF TEAMS.
W. L. Pet.
Rock Island 1 0 1.003
Springfield 1 0 1.000
Peoria 1 0 1.000
Davenport 1 0 1.000
Bloomington 0 1 .000
Cedar Rapids 0 1 .000
Decatur 0 1 .000
Dubuque 0 1 .000
W. L. Pet.
Pittsburg 12 C .007
Philadelphia 8 0 .571
Boston 8 7 .533
Chicago 10 , 9 .520
Brooklyn 7 8 .407
Cincinnati 10 11 .407
New York 0 S .429
St. Louis 7 13 .350
W. L. Pet.
Detroit 14 5 .737
New York 10 0 .025
Boston 9 7 .503
Chicago 8 8 .500
Cleveland 7 9 .437
Philadelphia 0 S .429
Washington ... 5 9 .357
St. Iuis 0 12 .333
Milwaukee 12 4
Louisville 13 0
Indianapolis n 9
Minneapolis 8 9
Toledo s 11
Kansas City 7 10
Columbus 8 12
St. Paul 5 11
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Here is an event that tingles with live news
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All broken lots in $20 and
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$15 and $10.50 suits now
$10 and $8
mostly small sizes.
Every suit in this range is
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A new line of nifty hats
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Cedar Rapids, 2; Rock Island, C. .
Springfield, 8; Decatur, C.
Bloomington, 0; Peoria, 7 (10 in
Davenport, 0; Dubuque, 1.
Chicago, 4; Cincinnati, 2.
Pittsburg, 0; St. Louis, 5 (11 in
nings.) Brooklyn, 7; Philadelphia, 1.
Boston, 1-0; New York, 2-1 (second
game 12 innings.)
AMERICAN LEAGUE. "
Cleveland, 2; Chicago, 1.
St. Louis, 3; Detroit, 7.
Philadelphia, 2; Washington, 1.
New York, 3; Boston, 4.
Minneapolis, 9; Toledo, 5.
Milwaukee, 5; Indianapolis, 1.
St. Paul, 0; -Columbus, 2.
Kansas City, 1; Louisville, 3.
Pueblo, 5; Lincoln, 1.
Denver, 14; Sioux City, 5.
Topeko, 7; Des Moines, 4.
Wichita, 4; Omaha. 2.
CENTRAL LEAGUE. -Evansville,
9; Dayton, 8.
Terre Haute, 5; Fort Wayne, C.
Wheeling, 2; South Bend. 0.
Zanesville, 3; Grand Rapids, 2 (10
Jacksonville, 1; Kewanee, 7.
Quincy, 3; Ottumwa, 11.
Hannibal, 0; Burlington, 4.
Keokuk, 1; Waterloo, 3 (10 innings)
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