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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. ; MAY 12, 1909. r
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Foreigners in Western Golf Meet.
Chicago, May 12. George Duncan,
the Aberdeen golf professional who
will make a tour of this country this
summer, and Tom Vardon, the English
player who is to be at the Onwentsia
tint) tor four months, both are ex
pected to compete in the western open
. hampioiibhip to be, played over th-3
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1 TO 0 GAME
Islanders Play Second Tight
Contest of Year, Defeat
BUT TWO HITS OFF WILSON
Bloomers Also Outpointed in 15a.se
Running, Being Uutlilessly Cat
Down on Hags.
Rock Island at Peoria. -Dubuque
at Bloomington. '
Davenport at Decatur.
Cedar Rapids at Springfield.
Bloomington, May 12. ((Special.)
For the second time this season the
Islanders yesterday got on the long
end of a 1 to 0 score, beating Blooni
inglon in a tight and interesting bat
tle. Christy Wilson was opposed to
Ed Clarke and artistic twirling was
done on both sides. Two hits were all
Bloomington gathered and but six men
reached bases, two being passed and
two being hit. Rock Island accumulat
ed six hits and coaxed three passes.
out of which a run was netted in the
Two bingles and an out brought the
loue tally. Meloan binged one that
Cutshaw could not handle and stole
second, going to third on Stark's out
Murphy bounced one over Clark's head
and Meloan trotted home.
Deadly to Unite Runner
An instance of the manner in which
the home players were mowed dowir
on bases may be cited. In the secoud
Long was hit by a pitched ball and was
sacrificed to second. Cutshaw hit to
Kelley, who ran Long dpw'n between
bases and then nipped. Cutshaw before
he got to second, 'Score:
ROCK ISLAND. A. B. R. K. PO. A. F.
Meloan, rf 4 1
Stark, lb 3 0
Murphy, cf ,..4 0
Kelley, 3b 4 0
McBride, If 4 0
Berger, ss ,. 3 0
Ycgel, 2b ..2 0
Eng. c 3 0
Wilson, p 3 0
..30 1 C 27 15 0
A. B. R. Hi PO. A. E.
Keenan, 3b .'. . 4
Snyder, ss 3
Betts, rf ...... : 4
Long, cf 3
Mclchoir, lb 2
Cutshaw, 2b 3
Kearney, If ... 2
McNamara, c 3
Clark, p 2
Totals 20 0 2 27 14
Rock Island 0 0000100 01
Bloomington 00000000 00
Struck out By Clark. 6; by Wilson,
1. Bases on balls Off Clark, 3; off
Wilson, 2. Hit by Pitched ball Clark,
Long. Double plays Kelley to Vogel,
Vogel to Berger to Stark to Berger.
Stolen bases Keenan, Meloan (2)
Sacrifice hit Melchoir. Left on bases
Bloomington. 4; Rock Island, 4
Time 1:30. Umpire MicKenzie.
I'atriek U a Find.
Springfield. 111., May 12. PatncK
was invincible again yesterday, only
one clean hit being made off his de
livery. Errors gave Davenport their
onK- run. but hard hitting gave the
locals the game. The score:
SPRINGFIELD. R. H. P. A.E
Andrews. 3h 1 1 0 4 0
Bell, 2b ...
1 . 1
Smith, lb ..
Slreeter, If 0
Blausser, ss 1 0 3 3 1
Donovan, c 0 1 3 0 0
Patrick, p 1 1 0 3 0
Total 5 11 27 12 2
DAVENPORT. R. II. P. A. S.
McGrew, 2b 0 1 4 4 0
Nye, s- 0 1 3 0 1
Russell, If 0 0 0 0 0
Jacobsen, rf 0 0 2 0 0
Reitz, 3b 1 1 0 10
Ohland, cf 0 0 111
Shaffer, lb 0 0 6 1 0
Smith, c 0 0 7 4 0
Hinrlchsen, p 0 1' 1 2 0
Total 1 4 24 13 2
Springfield 0001004 0 3
Davenport .1.00000010 0 1
Two base hit Nye. Stolen bases
Jacobsen, Callahan. Bases on balls
Off Hinrichsen, 4. Struck out By Pat
rick, 2; by Hinrichsen, 5. Hit "by
pitcher Ohland, Blausser. Umpire
Clark. . .
necator Gets Fast dame.
Decatur, 111., May 12. Bunched hits
in the second and the eighth innings
won a fast game for Decatur from
Cedar Rapids yesterday. Laudermilk
had the visitors at his mercy at all
times. The score;
DECATUR, R. H. P. A.E.
Ruby, If .1 0 0 0 0
Moore, 2b 0 0 0 3 0
- !eral health.
J. C AyerCo..
liHigBi 1. Wat,.
BECOMES A illOOMER
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JAMES NOVACEK IS SOLD BY ROCK
ISLAND TO THE BLOOMING
TON TEAM. "
Barkwell, Sb 0
Cote, cf 0.
Foster, lb 1
Jenkins, rf 0
Boucher, c 0
Purtell, ss 0
Laudermilk, p 0
Total 2 5 27 10.
CEDAR RAPIDS. R. H. P. A.
Caveney, If 0 1
Spencer, rf ... , -0
Collins, 2b rV.'.IO
Williams,,. s-T. . . : . ,0
Chase, 3b ..X1.. 0
Brown, 'Lb-c .......... . A
CTemetfs' cf . 0
Rohrer, c 0
Malicoat, lb 0
Carmichael, p 0
Total 0 5 24 15 2
Decatur 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Cedar Rapids 0 000 000 00 0
Stolen bases Jenkins. Boucher.
Two base hit Spencer. Double play
Brown to Carmichael. Struck out
Rw T JinilpriTiilL- S- hv Parmifhnpl 1
Bases on balls
Off Laudermilk, 3; off
Carmichael. 5. Umpire Burke.
Dubuque DefratM Peoria.
peona, in., May 12. Glass was
routed from the box in the third in
ning, Dubuque taking the contest eas
ily 4 to 1. Kenney, who replaced him,
was invincible. Roy pitched a heady
game. The score
Rowan, lb ..;..
Dean, 3 u ........
. . 0
. . o -
Johnson, If .....,
Smith, ss ........
Hodges, if ,
Kenney, p 0
Total .. 1 10 27
DUBUQUE. R. II. P.
Taylor, If 2 1 3
Backoff, cf 1
Lerchin. lb 0
Vandine. 3b 0
Kuhlms, rf 1
Ahrimj, 2 b 0
Howser, ss 0
Ott. c 0
Roy, p 0
Toal 4 8 27 10 2
Peoria 001 00000 01
Dubuque ...2 1100000 04
Stolen bases Dean, (2), Johnson,
Cuthbert, Taylor, Higgins, Mackoff, Ah-
ring, Lerchin. Two base hits Smith,
Taylor. Hits Off Glass, 7 in three
innings; off Kenner, 1 in six inning?;
off Roy, 10 in nine innings. Struck
oua By Glass, 3; by Kenney, 2; by
Roy, 5. Bases on balls? Off Glass, 1;
off Kenney, 4. Hit by pitcher By
Kenney, 1. Passed balls Higgins,
(2). Umpire Bush.
NOVACEK IS SOLD
TO THE BLOOMERS
Will Siuceed Fred Betts and Supply
Team with Right Fielder and
manager iigne yesteraay closed a
deal with Bloomington for the sale
of Jimmy Novacek. He will be plac
ed in right -fceld and .be used
change catcher, succeeding Fred
Betts, who seems slated for release.
Novacek was bought last season from
bpnngueiu ana nas played ngnt
field regularly since for Rock Island
till Meloan reported. He is a good
fielder and a mighty swatter when he
has his eye on the ball. His sale
simplifies the local situation, though
there is still an extra pitcher1 and
utility catcher that Rock Island will
have to be separated from by June!
1, if the limit is to be reached.
The. World's Best Climate,
Is not entirely free from disease, on
the high elevations fevers prevail,
while on the lower levels malaria is
encountered to a greater or less ex
tent, according to altitude. To over
come, climatic affections lassitude, ma-
laVia, jaundice, biliousness, feverand
ague, and general
debility, the most
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National System of Keeping the
Records of Teams Adopted
by Mr. Sexton.
SECURED BY PERMISSION
First Time it Has Been Applied
Among the Minors, and It Is a
President M. H. Sexton of the Three-
Eye league has adopted the system
used by Secretary John A. Heydler ot
the National league, for. the recording
of the "number of games won and lost
by each, of the teams in the circuit.
The system is a thorough one and one
that is new to the minor leagues. Mr.
Sexton is an intimate friend of Secre
tary Heydler and on the occasion of
his last visit with him he saw the
chart which showed the records of the
National league clubs. He asked for
permission to peruse it and ended up
with a request for the chart.' itself lif
ter it was ready for the waste.basket.
Secretary Heydler laughed., and said
Mr. Sexton was not the first one who
wanted to learn the system, and that
as he had considered giving it out for
Oiavm intn. V. A ..1.1 1 4 1 1 m
s-. ill f i .iiiir., 1 1 - wiiiiiu it-: i i lit- n-;ifi rT
1 the Three-Eye have it. Several days
ago, the old chart came through the
mails and Mr. Sexton immediately had
one framed up like it for the Three-Eye
league and It is already doing service.
In Double Affnlr.
The chart is something like a regu
lar schedule except that it is a double
affair and shows all the games twice,
once in each of the columns of the two
contesting teams. When the game is
played it is merely necessary to make
a notation to that effect in the lateral
column of the winning team and thih
of course falls in the perpendicular
column of the losing team. The totals
are then carried out to the column set
aside for totals and the number
games won and lost by and to each
club can be told at a glance and the
date can also be determined.
The system is simplicity itself and
is a great improvement over most of
the systems now in use in the different
LINE 0' DOPE
Still with a perfect record.
Dubuque joined the islanders in the
winning division yesterday.
Pitcher Tom Railings, .with Spring
field last year, is to play vwltli Jackson,
Catcher .Mel Bac,kus, who could not
be used by Bloomington, has signed
Rock Island is at Peoria today. We
will have three days in which to take
George Hughes is all the candy t
Wichita. He is fielding like a house
afire and hitting 'em out.
Pitcher Bert Kinsella did not join
the navy after all. He resumed his job
at the Pontiac reformatory.
Notice the fruits of the, industry of
Berger and Vogel yesterday? The for
mer had eight chances and the latter
nine and neither made a bobble.
The Quincy Herald says Anderson,
the Rock Island amateur, is beginning
BASEBALL NOT A "GAME" BUT
A NATIONAL RECREATION
Central Law Journal: The great na
tional game of baseball, which makes
the small boy forget his devilment and
the dignified jurist his problems, has
now been judicially recognized as one
of the essentials of our civilization and
not as a game of chance.
mis epocn-maKing ueciaiun ia uy iuc
supreme court of Kansas in the recent
case of State vs. Prather, 100 Pac. 57.
In that state a statute of Kansas pro
vided punishment for "horse racing,
cockfighting, or playing . at .cards or
game fit any kind on the first day of
- the week, commonly called Sunday.'
asjPrather was. charged , with playing
baseball on Sunday, ana convicted ol
an offense under this statute. The
court held that the word "game," as
used In the statute, should be con
strued only to include sports of a sim-
ph9rariCr to those , snecificallv
enumerated, and, should therefore be
held to exclude baseball. . -
Then, the court gives to the game
this remarkable judicial endorsement.
"Until very recently," the court said,
"there has been more or less contro
versy as to the early history and origin
of baseball, some contending that it is
only a modified form of the English
game of 'rounders.' In order to settle
the dispute, a special baseball commis
sion was appointed, consisting of a
number of eminent men. Their report
was published in 190T,"and the commis
sion, after full investigation, xinani-
mously decided that baseball is diS'
Jtinctlvely an American game; 5 that
I originated ' in Cooperstown, N. Y.,
1S39, and that the first scheme for
andi'playing it was the invention of Gen
at J eral 'Abner Doubleday, who afterwards
J graduated at West Point; and achieved
to look good even to those who thought
nobody , could take Rudd'. place.
Paul Cobb, brother of Ty, has been
signed by Memphis. Southern leaguers
for outfield duty. He wrote: " "I am
not, only'' a good "ball player but a
mascot." - "
Funny game at Rockford yesterday.
Rockford hammered Racine's pitchers
for 10 runs in the opening round and
added two more in the second. Goode,
art inflelder, then went in and made
good. In the third Inning Racine' ad-
(Continued on Page Six.)
RECORD OF LEAGUES
' ; ' W. L.
Rock Island ............ 6 0
Springfield ,.4 0
Davenport .... ,.!'." 5
Decatur . 2 2
Dubuque,,.. i..' 2 4
Bloomington .... 0 4
Ceilar Rapids 0 6
Pittsburg :14 7
Chicago 13 10
Philadelphia 10 8
Boston ; 9 10
Brooklyn 9 10
Cincinnati ... .., 11 13
New York 8 10
St. Louis 9 , 15
AMERICAN LEAGUE. .
Detroit " ....15
New York ,...11
Chicago . 11
Cleveland . . v. ...... . 9
St. Louhi .., 6
W. Li. Pet.
Milwaukee ...10 5 .7C2
Louisville 14 10 .583
Indianapolis ... : 13 12 .520
Kansas City 10 12 .455
Minneapolis .".'...10 12 .455
Toledo 10 13 .435
Columbus 10 15 .400
St. Paul 8 12 .400
Bloomington, 0; Rock Island, 1..
Peoria, 1 ; Dubuque, 4. . .
Springfield, 5; Davenport, 1. . '.
Decatur, 2; Cedar Rapids, 0. ... , ,
Chicago, 5; Washington, 3. '
St. Louis, 3; Philadelphia, 0.
Detroit. 16; New York, 5. ;' - ' '
Cleveland, 1; Boston, 5. ' ,
; .'( NATIONAL LEAGUE.
New' York, 3; Chicago, 4.' . V"."
Brooklyn, 2; St. Louis, 1. -Boston,
.8 ; Cincinnati, 10. p
Philadelphia, 1; Pittsburg, 7.
Minneapolis, 2; Columbus, 5. .. -St.
Paul, 7; Toledo, 4.
Kansas City, 5; Indianapolis, 1.
Milwaukee, 2; Louisville, 1.
' CENTRAL LEAGUE.
South Bend, 2; Zanesville, 7.
Fort Wayne, 2; Evansville, 3.
Dayton, 2; Wheeling, 13.
Grand Rapids, 6; Terre Haute, 4.
Burlington, 9; Jacksonville, 8. . ,
Ottumwa, 1; Keokuk, 2.
Waterloo, 8; Quincy, 5.
Kewanee, 0; Hannibal. 11.
Topeka, 8; Omaha, 1. '
No other games.
honorable distinction in the civil war.
The rules of the game, as first publish
ed by the Knickerbocker club of New
York " in 1845, differ only in " a few
minor details from those of the mod
era ."game: Baseball was first played
by regular clubs in 1845, and, while it
had begun to attract attention :n the
'50's, it did 'not become a common form
of sport or exercise, ana was not gen
erally played, until 1865. The first
professional club was organized for
playing it in 1868. Report of special
baseball commission, Spalding's Ofll
cial Baseball Guide for March, 1908
Enc, Britannica (9th Ed.), subject
'Baseball ; Century Magazine, Vol. 74
pp, .307-319. Horse racing and cock-
fighting; two of the games or sports
specially r mentioned, are recognized
everywhere as immoral in their ten
dency, and are generally accompanied
by gambling and rowdyism; and the
most common form of gambling is by
card playing. The particular word
of the statute create a class or species
of games which in the popular mind
are associated with gambling. Base
ball, on the other band, is looked upon
as entirely devoid of this and like ob
jectionable features. It is not in any
sense a gambler's game. The youth of
the land are encouraged by teachers
and parents to become proficient in it
as an athletic sport, healthful to mind
and body. Its popularity, however, . Is
due. largely to the fact that it is spec
tacular, and brings more enjoyment to
those who witness it than to the play-
it ers themselves. This and its freedom
in j from, all ,. immoral tendencies , have
maae it me acKnowieagea national
sport, a game the popular interest in
which continues unvarying, leveling all
Friday Evening, Ma l4.
THE TRI-CITY PRESS CLUB
Announces the Engagement of
ROBLEY D. EVANS
t j ("FIGHTING BOB")
la a Stirring and Entertaining Lecture, Told in His Own Inim
' itable Way. Subject:
"From Hampton Roads to San Francisco
in Command of the Atlantic Fleet."
PROM THE BOSTON GLOBE.
"Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans,
"Fighting- Bob," proved himself
last evening one of the most en
tertaining lecturers that has oc
cupied a Boston platform In many
a' year. With no more exciting
subject than that of the story of
the voyage of our fleet of battle-,
ships from Hampton Roads to San
Francisco last spring, he inspired
such an intense and sustained in
terest on the part of an audience
of about 2.000 persons as one would
hardly think possible save in a
narration of actual warfare."
Seats on sale Tuesday morn
and Moline box offices.
Prices 25c, 50c, 75c,
JOHNSON TO. BE 40
Will Have Derided Advantage
Bout with Jack O'Brien one
New York, May 5 1?. There will, be
40 pounds difference in weight between
Philadelphia Jack" O'Brien and Jack
Johnson, the champion heavyweight,
when they enter the ring for a six
round bout in Philadelphia one week
from tonight. O'Brien says he will
weigh about 170 pounds. Johnson will
weigh, 210. O'Brien says he expects
to outpoint the negro and not get near
enough, to him to be' hurt during the
six rounds. Johnson will sail for Eng
land a. week after the O'Brien fight.
Corbett is Given Decision..
Baltimore, Say.;:i2. In the 'last sec
onds of the final round of a 15-rund
figit before the Eureka Athletic club
last night Youne. Corbett of Denver
knocked down Harry Scroggs of this
city, but the latter was saved by the
bell and Corbett was forced to content
himself with the decision.
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Gardner Is Clever.-
Boston, May 12. Jimmy Gardner,
with, his repeated jabs and hooks to
the wind, face and jaw, together with
his clever blocking and foot work, eas
ily won him the award again over Bill
McKinnon in their 12-round bout at
the Armory A. A. Monday night.
NOT ALLOWED IN THE NAME
Rock Island and Moline Autoists
Barred from Davenport Club.
Rock Island and Moline cannot fig
ure in the name of the Davenpo.-t
Automobile club. It was proposed to
include the cities on this side of the
This is. the car that ran from Detroit to Atlantic City, a
distance of 1,060 miles without albroken part, on its pow
er, an average distance of 86 miles on a single charge.
This Is the World's Best Record for art Electric.
316-320 Eighteenth street, Bock Island.
FROM THE 3VEW YORK SUTt.
"More' applause, and. Admiral
Evans sat down, crossed his legs
and began in a clear, strong con
versational voice to reel off part of
the log of the cruise from Hamp
ton Roads to San Francisco. He
had no notes ,no manuscript; he
just ' talked, never a falter, and
the careless way he swung his
foot and took his audience into
his confidence with a wave of his
hand dispelled all illusion of the
cut and dried elcture."
ng at 9 o'clock at the Illinois, Burtis,
and $1. Box seats $1.50.
river but the national organization put
a damper on the plan, the rules of the
organization prohibiting cities in dif
ferent states uniting in a single club.
A number of Rock Island and 'Molina
autoists are associate members of the
Davenport club and no coubt will con
tinue to be, though it is not likely that
the marking of roads on this side of
the river, as is being done in Scott
county, will be taken up.
All the news all the time The Argus.
THE TRI-CITY" STOCK CO.
Including Walter P. Richard-'
son, Elizabeth,. DeWitt, Rae
. Rosenstein, and. a superb
" cast in
THE WALLS OF JERICHO
THE WEEK OF MAY 10.
25-35-50 cents. V ' .
Matinees Wednesday, Thursday,
Saturday and Sunday 25c.
Iast day to see this great show.
Positively one of the best of the sea
son. Order seats by phone; new 6153,
Miss Mae Rerdelle and
Her Two Scarecrows
Baseball fans should not miss hear
ing her sing her great ball song.
Five Other Big; Feature Acta
. . Coming last half of week:
Isabelle Howell Co.
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