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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1910.
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fit your eyes, its no exper
iment, you get the best at
tention possible, besides
the benefit of my years of
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focal for near and far
Opposite Harper House.
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Sell Your Household
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o call up the
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1816 THIRD AVENUE.
SECOND INSTALLMENT IS UP
Posting of $30,000 More for fright
Brings Renewal of Opposition to It-
San Francisco, May 4. With the
placing yesterday of $30,000 as- the sec
ond installment of the forfeit money
for the Jeffries-Johnson bout July 4,
hy the promoters of the enterprise,
came renewed activity in the anti-fight
movement. Promoters, fighters and
boxing followers generally assert that
they are not alarmed over the crusade,
still there Is an undercurrent of fear
not visible on the surface. So far no
direct move has been made against the
championship go, but that the move
ment is gathering force can hardly be
denied. The crusade against the big
show is no longer confined to this
state, but is rapidly getting to be
country wide. The 6tate, however,
has been used to prize fights within its
borders so long that up to date the
full ministerial associations wilfion
put their prospects in concrete form
with an appeal to Governor Gilbert to
prevent the bout. This of course would
mean that the executive would have
to shut down on all bouts In the state,
ehould !he take adverse action in the
championship fight,' -and It Is a ques
tion, even among'the reform element,
whether the public generally will back
. Omaha Manager Quits.
Topeka, Kan.. May 4. William
Fox, manager and second baseman
of the Omaha Western league base
ball team, ncv playing here, resign
ed yesterday. The poor showing
made by the team, only two games
out of 10 having been won since the
season's opening, Is given as the
cause. Owner Rourke will manage
All the news all the time THE
Run Down ?
Ash your doctor all about Ayer's Sanapa
rilla. Entirely free from alcohol. A tlrong
tonic and alterative. towel?, ts
10TH SEASON OF
THREE-EYE IS ON
Formal 6pening of Another
Pennant Race Takes Place
in Tour Cities.
LOCALS AT DAVENPORT
Game Preceded by Street Parade in
Which Teams, Officials and City
Fathers Take Part.
Rock Island at Davenport.
Dubuque at Waterloo. - . .
Peoria at Springfield.
Bloomington at Danville.
Even the weather man smiled upon
the Three-Eye league in its 10th an
nual opening day, and the affair took
place in four different cities under the
most favorable circumstances with in
dications of big crowds and plenty of
enthusiasm after the long wait for
games which the inclement weather
has caused. .
Rock Island opened the season with
the Prodigals on -the stamping grounds
of the latter In Davenport, and a large
parade and much hurrah accompanied
the ceremonies. In the parade were
the two contending teams, a number
of baseball notables, including the of
ficers of both clubs, and city officials
from both cities. Mayors Mueller of
Davenport and McCaskrin of Rock Is
land spoke before the first ball was
thrown and then presided at this im
portant function. After that the game
Where Other Opened.
Dubuque began the season at Water
loo, meeting the northern infants of
the league. Waterloo, known In the
west as the Booster town, turned out
in great shape for, the . opener, and
from the looks of things Waterloo
ought to make good in the faster com
pany in which it is this year.
In the south, Bloomington opened at
Danville, and Peoria visited Spring
field. The indications at both cities
were that this year is to mark a new
era in the finances of the league and
also in the enthusiasm and interest
which is to attend the games.
Const on Cannon to Officiate.
Speaker Cannon is counted upon to
throw the first ball at Danville and it
is expected that the entire population
will turn out and root for the home
Owing to the fact that Danville and
Waterloo make their debut in the
Three-Eye, the preparations In these
cities were on an extensive scale.
President Al Tearney received press
ing invitations from both clubs to pre
side over the ceremonies, but, as he
could not be present In both cities at
the same time, he gracefully yielded
the center of the stage in Danville to
"Uncle Joe" and accepted the Water
Two new managers are Introduced
by the old clubs, Joe Keenan being
at tte helm for Bloomington and Dave
Rowan leading Peoria. The new clubs,
Waterloo and Danville, . have Frank
Boyle and Jack McCarthy respectively.
Boyle handled Waterloo last year in
the Central association. McCarthy
was manager of Springfield in 1908
and is well known to the Three-Eye,
DES MOINES WILL
STAY IN LEAGUE
Owner John F. Higgins Intimates
President of Western Is Talk
ing Through Hat.
Denver, Col., May 4. The Des
Moines franchise in the Western
league will pot be transferred to
Oklahoma City as President O'Neill
intimated might be done if John F.
Higgins, owner of the club, can' pre
vent it. Higgins said today he pur
posesato spend money freely in keep
ing the Des xvioines team in a high
class. Among the additional players
in prospect is Lang of the Chicago
O'Neill" is only president of the
league, while I'm owner of the Des
Moines team," Higgins is quoted as
saying, touching the statement cred
ited to O'Neill that the Des Moines
franchise might go to Oklahoma City.
"I think Des Moines is the best town
in the league outside of Denver, and
I am going to invest more money in
my team. We have 10,000 tickets
already sold for the opening game
ARTIST SUES THE ESTATE
Wants .$33,150 for 30 Paintings' Done
for "Lucky" Baldwin.
Los Angeles, CaL, May 4. To the
mass of litigation piled up against the
estate of E. J. (Lucky) Baldwin, an
other suit has been added by H. H.
Crass, the Chicago artist, who claims
$22,150 for 30 oil paintings of the not
ed horseman. One of the paintings
illustrates Baldwin's most famous ex
ploit. It shows Baldwin astride of a
plunging buffalo escaping death under
the hoofs of a herd of angry bisons.
Another shows Baldwin fighting off a
party of Indians. The bill, which was
refused, by the executors, is for paint
ing some of Baldwin's racing favor
Ayer's Sarsaparilla is tonic. It does
not stimulate. It does no make you
feel better one day, then as bad as ever
the next. There is not a drop of alcohol
in it. You have the steady, even gain
that comes from a strong tonic. Ask
your doctor all about this. -
Billy Purtell is hitting only .128 with
the White Sox., This will never win
Pitcher Miller, -who was with Bloom
ington and Springfield in 1909, has
been sent to Ottumwa to . Join Ned
Egan's team. .
: Joliet refuses to stand for the name
of "convicts" for its team in the
Northern association. Suppose any
cognomen based on the drainage canal
would be equally objectionable as sug
gesting the "last ditch."
Dubuque Telegraph - Herald: This
should be a great year In baseball cir
cles. With dozens of exciting amateur
games here Sunday and many other
attractions the Miners - and - Freeport
drew a 1,500 crowd to an exhibition
Bob Higgins, the former Distiller
catcher, has been disposed of by Cleve
land, to which club he was sold last
season, to Indianapolis. There were
two regular catchers ahead of Higgins
with the Naps, so he did not have
much of a chance. ,
Halley's comet was seen in Rock Is
land for the first time and there was a
light frost,' all on the opening day ' of
the league season. Local baseball, as
tronomers see in the comet a star of
hope for the Rock Island team. Dav
enport astronomers may draw their
own conclusions as to the frost.
The first thing Manager Dal Wil
liams did after the game at Spring
field Sunday, in which his Decatur
team was defeated 17 to 0, was to fire
both of his officiating pitchers.' Ralph
Fleming and J. H. Burtless. The sec
ond thing he did was to drop out of
sight on a scouting trip. "
Decatur fteview: They are trying to
sell 1,500 booster tickets at $1 each
over at Jacksonville. Rowland has
had his team on the road since the
JURORS AT OPENER
President W. H. Reck Summon,
ed Before May Inquisitor
OLD SCORE IS SETTLED
State's Attorney L. M. Magill Aveng
ed for Switching of Basket of
Fresh Country Eggs.
Lawrence M. Magill several months
ago was made the victim of a prac
tical joke perpetrated by several of
his friends. The arch conspirator
was Warren H. Reck. Mr. Magill
was on his way home to Moline with
a basket of fresh country eggs. He
stopped at the New Harper to fill a
business appointment. The eggs
were switched. When the eggs were
tried out at the Magill home the fol
lowing morning the discovery was
made. Storage eggs of uncertain age
had been substituted. The fresh
ones went to the Reck home.
During the present week the May
grand jury had been in session. Mr.
Magill is state's attorney, and of
course has much to do with the grand
jury. He hurriedly inventoried him
self in an effort to satisfy himself
that he had not been doing anything
that would involve him in a jury in
vestigation. He had no alternative
but to respond.
On the Wltneaa Stand.
Mr. Magill, in his capacity as
state's attorney, quizzes witnesses.
When Mr. Reck had taken his seat
on the stand he was asked this ques
tion, after his identity had been es
tablished by the accustomed routine
"Are you the Mr. Reck who robbed
one L. M. Magill of this county" of
property, to-wit: a basket of fresh
eggs, and substituted therefor a bas
ket of the over-matured variety,
thereby inflicting not only financial
loss, on said Magill, but also periling
the health of said Magill and the
members of his household?"
The witness, remembering how
George Washington got his reputa
tion, replied In the affirmative.
Puta Aside Personal Feeling.
"Your' state's attorney," Mr. Ma
gill said, addressing the jury, "while
naturally aggrieved at the conspir
acy, a most serious offense against
the peace and dignity of the state of
Illinois, inflicted by this person, will
put aside his personal feelings, on
one condition, and that is that the
witness indicate his willingness to
make proper amencs, and in this
connection I suggest that he be pen
alized to the extent of becoming host
to the members of this grand jury at
the opening of the Three-Eye league
baseball season In this city next Sat
urday afternoon. Mr. Reck, as your
attorney understands, is president of
the Rock Island Baseball associa
tion." It is hardly necessary to say that
the invitation was readily forthconi
ing. Offers Weston $200 for Stroll.
Columbus, Ohio, May 4. Clark
Doughty, local athletic promoter, has
wired Edward Payson Weston an of
fer of $200 to come here July 4 and
walk once around the grand circuit
race track. Doughty ,is trying to
make this a feature in the athletic
To Whom Concerned.
My wife having left my bed and
board, I shall not be responsible for
any debts contracted by her after
this date. Wr A. LOVETT.
middle of April and bad weather forc
ed him to remain idle much of the
time. It would take a mint to run a
ball team as Rowland has been do
Manager Buelow of Dubuque has re
leased five of his recruits, leaving a
squad of only 16. Those remaining be
hind are: Catchers, Mason and Lati
mer; infielders, Lerchen, Ronan, Dar
Inger, Palmer and Bewer; outfielders,
Reagan, Moore, Taylor and Backoff;
pitchers, Ray, Faber, Ferrias, Glass
Peoria Star: Fred Moore, the Dis
tiller second baseman, whom Manager
Rowan has been relying upon to fill
the keystone position .for the locals,
has balked, and the indications are
that he will not be seen in the lineup
at Springfield tomorrow, when the Pe
oria club will open the Three-Eye sea
son. - Moore refused last, night to sign
the contract offered him by Manager
Rowan in spite of the fact that it con
tained a substantial Increase in salary
over that of last year, and the figure
was just as high as the best paid play
er on the Distiller pay roll. The action
of Moore was not entirely unexpected,
for although he has been playing good
ball throughout the exhibition season,
he has refused to consider a contract
or-give any idea as to the figure he ex
pected until the last moment. The fig
ure presented him by Manager Rowan
is probably as good as will be offered
any player In the Three-Eye league
this season, which Is saying a good
deal when it is remembered that sal
ary limit counts for little in the Three
Lamp circuit this season. Moore,
however, was of the opinion that he Is
worth more money and turned the pa
per back without bis signature. "If
Moore has signed his contract by to
morrow morning he will accompany
the team to Springfield tomorrow,"
said Manager Rowan today, "but un
less he has seen fit to accept the
terms of the contract offered him, I
will put Meyers on second base."
American Trotting Association
Adopts Report of the Joint
ELIMINATION IS GRADUAL
Must Not Be Used on, 3-Year-Olds
This Year, 3-Year-Olds Next,
and So on.
Chicago, May 4. The use of hob
bles on tracks in membership of the
American Trotting association has
been doomed and after 1914 the nags
with the straps on their legs will
have disappeared. This move was
decided upon yesterday when the
members of the association in bi-annual
meeting at the Auditorium ho
te' voted to adopt the rule as drawn
up by a joint committee recently.
The doing away of the straps will
be gradual, their use being barred
from 2-year-olds this year, from 3-year-olds
in 1911 nd from 4-year-olds
in 1912, with absolute abolish
ment in 1914. The doing away with
the straps for the side-wheelers was
the most important charge made at
the meeting and was carried by a
vote of 267 to 53. ' .
Opposition to the abolishment de
veloped with the owners of half-mile
tracks, as it was argued that the
larger part of their entries came
from pacers that are obliged to wear
hobbles. The greater per cent of
those who attended the meeting came
prepared to stand for doing away
with the straps and carried the vote
of many of the members who could
not attend. Secretary Knight had
previously sent letters to officers of
every association track, and it was
found that at least 90 per cent of
them preferred to bar the use of hob
bles by the system of gradual elim
ination. Book fit Matinee.
Another change of more than mi
nor importance that was decided up
on was the change made in the mat
inee rule. It will now be possible to
conduct the matinee cards with book
making and pool selling.
W. P. Ijams of Terre Haute, who
has held the presidential chair for
the past year, was reelected, as was
W. H. Knight of Chicago to the sec
retaryship. Thomas Gill of Milwau
kee and J. C. Simpson of Des Moines
were reelected directors. The gath
ering was attended by 75 delegates,
representing about 700 members.
SURE TO COME THIS WAY
Des Moines Learns Glidden Tour
Will Not Be Diverted.
The route of the Glidden tour is
not to be diverted from the tri-cities
Des Moines auto enthusiasts learn,
i ne route from Des Moines will be
to Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and then
the tri-cities. Des, Moines motorists
will accompany the tourists from the
Iowa capital to Davenport. Tfto
pathfinder car that is mapping out
the route reached Wichita, Kan., last
night and has , less than 1,000 miles
before it now. .
Red Wing Team Fined $100.
Chicago, May 4. For playing In
Chicago against the Logan Squares
April 10 the Red Wing, Minn., team
has been fined $100 by the national
association, according to word re
ceived from Secretary Farrell of Au
burn. .N." .Y., last night. The offense
was for invading protected territory
and playing without the consent of
both major league clubs here.
Three-Eye League President
Sends Out Instructions to
Rowdyism Will Not Re Tolerated on
the Part of Players Under Any
President A. R. Tearney of the
Three-Eye league has sent to each of
the clubs in the circuit copies of the
instructions which he has given to
the men whom he has .selected to
serve as umpire. The instructions
govern the actions of the umpire
both on and off the playing field, and
club owners and managers are re
quested to look them over and get
a better idea of how they can aid
rather than hinder the umpire in
the performance of his duties.
Tearney says in his letter to the
club owners: "It -is my intention to
favor aggressive playing at all times
and it has always been my desire
to encourage it, but under no cir
cumstance will rowdyism in any form
be tolerated. A.ny player who would
lose his temper sufficiently to strike
an umpire, t ostep on bis feet, or
whose conduct would be detrimental
to the discipline of the league or to
the welfare of the game, will be
summarily dealt with."
Duties of I'mplre.
Among the instructions given the
umpires are the following:
Keep your uniform neat and pre
sentable at all times.
Provide yourself with a small
whisk broom for dusting off the
plate and do not allow old brooms
to lie around on the playing field.
Never go on the field without a
watch properly regulated.
See that the uniforms of the re
spective clubs are alike.
See that no one, unless in uniform,
is on the players benches or around
them, excepting manager and one bat
boy. This includes staff photogra
phers. Use your best Judgment on contin
uing games in bad weather. Once
started, do not allow a moderate rain
to stop the game.
See that the second games of double-headers
are started 10 minutes
after the conclusion of the first, pro
vided it does not become too dark.
Prior to calling games announce
the batteries to the spectators and
also the name of any player who is
substituted for another during the
progress of the game.
Report Bad Art or.
When a player has violated a rule
and you intend to put him off the
field, call time and then order the of
fender off. Call play when a substi
tute has taken his place. Report by
Jetter any player who delays the
game beyond reason when ordered
off the field. The clubhouse is con
sidered off the field.
Report players who are chronic
bad actors on the coaching lines.
Advise this office whenever you
meet with trouble in enforcing your
No player or manager under sus
pension will be allowed on the play
ing field during the progress of a
In case a forfeiture is made neces
sary the same must be announced by
Above all things do not lose your
temper and stoop to the level of argu
ing with a hot headed player. You
are absolute master of the field. Nev
er allow your judgment to be swayed
by losing your temper.
STANDING OF LEAGUES
Philadelphia S 4
Detroit 9 o
Cleveland 8 6
New York 6 5
Boston 7 8
Chicago 5 6
Washington 6 10
St. Louis 3 8
. ' NATIONAL LEAGUE
Pittsburg S 3
New York 10 4
Philadelphia 8 4
Chicago 7 5
Cincinnati 5 C
Brooklyn 5 10
Boston 3 9
St. Louis 4 10
St. Paul 12 4
Minneapolis 9 6
Columbus 9 7
Toledo S S
Indir.napolis 8 9
Louisville . S 9
Kansas City 5 . 9
Milwaukee . 3 10
WESTERN . LEAGUE.
W. L. Pet.
Denver 7. 2 .778
St. Joseph 7 3 .7"0
Wichita , . 7 4 .C30
Topeka 6 5 .513
Sioux City 4 4 .300
Lincoln 4 . 7 .364
Des Moines ... ..3 8. .273
Omaha ....3 8 .273
Chicago. 0; Detroit, 3.
' Philadelphia. 2; Boston, 0.
New York, 3; Washington, S.
St. Louis-Cleveland; wet grounds.
Pittsburg-Chicago; rain . .
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Boom 403 Best Building:
Brooklyn, 4; New York, 3.
Other games postponed; rain.
Milwaukee, 0; St Paul, 6.
No other games scheduled.
Topeka, 1; Omaha, 2.
Denver, 114; Sioux City, 5 4
(second game seven innings; dark
ness). , St. Joseph, 5 ; Lincoln, 0.
Wichita, 5; Des Moines, 8 (seven In
nings; cold weather).
HERE IS GOOD ADVICE
Don't Drag Yourself Around as if
Yon Had a Ten-pound Weight
Tied to Each Foot.
.Don't shut your eyes to the fact
that your youth is swiftly passing
you by. and that you are missing
most of the enjoyment of' life. It's
easy to have a light heart and
sprightly vigor as to go about from
day to day feeling depressed and
like a "half man."
Size yourseif up. Compare your
self with your early days. Have you
gone back? Wouldn't yon like the
snap you used to when you were
It is easy. Pump your body full
of electricity. Go to Dr. Bartz and
he will explain, and as soon' as you
see how it is done, and see what oth
er men and women say about it, you
will want the treatment.
Dr. Bartz's plan is to restore
youthful vigor, make men and wo
men feel as 'they did in early'days.
He is doing it for hundreds. Elec
tricity is vital force and he knows
how to apply it.
Pains in your back, rheumatism,
kidney and liver trouble, stomach,
weaknesses, lost vitality, lack of en
ergy, gall stones, diseases peculiar
to men and women, all can be cured
by the use of electricity properly ap
plied. FREE TREATMENT NOTICE.
All patient calling at Dr. Bartz's
offices between now and May 31
are treated free until cured. This
Tnis great free ' treatment offer was
extended until then on account of the
fact that the conservative patients
were only recently beginning to rea
lize and appreciate the true merits
of his successful method of treat
ment and besides Dr. Bartz is
anxious to add at least 60 more rec
anxious to add at least 43 more rec
he firmly believes that one cured pa
tient can do more good in a com
munity than a whole page of adver
tising. Read What the Cured Say.
Mr. Carl Lindgren, residing at
1314 Sixth avenue, Moline, says:
"For years I had more or less rheu
matic pains in my shoulder blades,
my back and at the back of my head.
The trouble gradually grew worse in
spite of everything, so eventually I
concluded to go and see Dr. Bartz
at Rock Island about it; he exam
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Mrs. Edward Van Gitsen. who re
sides at 1455 Forty-second street.
Rock Island, says: "All my life I
have had trouble with my stomach
and for the past seven years it has
been exceptionally bad. My tongue
was coated nearly all tne time and
there was hardly a day passed but
what I bad a nasty taste in my mouth
together with this unpleasant state
of affairs, I suffered a great deal of
pain in my back and bowels, in fact,'
I became so bad I could hardly do
my work. Finally, I began to rea
lize that I would have to have help
soon or else give up completely, so
I made up my mind to consult Dr.'
Bartz and try his method of treat
ment. I am glad I did so, for now
I can hardly find words to express
my delight to think what a success
bis treatment has been In my case.
I really feel like a new woman. The
pains from which I suffered and that
distressed feeling in my stomach has
all left me, the food all tastes natur
al again. In fact, I feel perfectly well
The above cases well Illustrate the
marvelous work that is being ac
complished at Dr. Bartz's offices.
which are located in the Peoples' Na
tional bank building, (fourth floor),
corner Second avenue and Eigh
teenth street. Rock Island. Ills of
fices are nearly always crowded with
patients, some of whom come long
distances to . be treated. His treat
ment is indeed wonderful as pains
and aches are frequently relieved in a
few minutes' time.
The hours for consultation are
from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. daily. On
Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.
m. to. 8:30 p. m. Sunday 10 to 12.
Never hesitate about giving Cham
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It contains no opium or other narcotic s
and can be given with implicit confi
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