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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. JANUARY 14, 1911.
IN A STATEMENT
Gives Reasons It Appealed to
Courts to Keep Place in
HELD VICTIM OF POLITICS
Claims That City Li red Up to Its
Contract and Xow Object to
Being Made Goat.
Waterloo's aide of the controversy
In the proceedings to oust from the
Three-Eye league Is given in a state
ment made public today. It Is furnish
ed by the baseball association of that
city and elves at length the reasons
vhich. in the minds of the Waterloo
club owners, justified them in taking
the matter into the courts wsen facing
the certain loss of their franchise to
The statement asks the baseball pub
lic to fairly Judge the case. The 'his
tory of the admission of the city to tbe
league a year ago is given as follows:
"In 1909 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, one of
the four northern cities in the Three
Eye league, did not come up to the
requirements of the league and was
ready to quit the same. When the lea
gue met, the four southern members
having arranged 'matters beforehand,
finding Decatur (of the southern sec
tion) with a debt of $3.00 and ready
to juit the northern section voting
the same Tiew at the time of the ban
quet in his honor at the close of the
season given by the Boosters, when
he Is credited with saying that he
would use the gavel, if necessary, to"
defeat any motion to drop the city.
Later the executive appeared to
have been converted to the view of the
southern magnates and when he gave
out an interview at Chicago, accompan
ied by a -copy of the agreement be
tween the Waterloo association and
the league, it was seen that there was
no hope of remaining in the league it it
were left to that organization, headed
by Mr. Tearney in his new frame of
mind, to decide. Therefore, as a last
resort, the courts were appealed to.
It Is claimed that an offer was made
to withdraw the -writ if the city were
left undisturbed till the national board
of -arbitration had time to pass -upon
the case, but this was refused. Again
an offer was made, to leave the fate of
Waterloo to any impartial committee
composed of baseball men, but this of
fer was also tunned down by Mr. Tear
nev and the southern owners.
GETS ANOTHER HIGH SCORE
Cross Country Team Bowls Total of
The Cross Country bowling team
rolled another high score last night
at the Patting alleys with a total of
2,766 pins for a series of three
games. Every man of the team rolled
over 500 and Art Salzmann had the
high score with 612 pins to his cred
it. Roantree rolled the high score
for a single game with 231. He
fell down in his second game, how
ever, and so his total was cut some
The Patting team was defeated in
each of the games.. Henry Wich se
cured the high score for that team
THREE TEAMS TIED
Contest for Ramser Trophy De
velops an Interesting Sit
uation at Y. M. C. A.
CUBS LOSE TO THE DUBS
Race for Indoor Baseball Chamrnitm
"ship Will Be Settled Tuesday
Is a great deal of a risk! They wouid
be compelled to place heavy mort
gages on their land, payable in a few
years. Under this plan a series of
unfortunate seasons would be fatal to
the farmer, who would be unable to
meet the demands of the incumbrance
on his land and would thereby forfeit
his holdings, together with the money
he had expended in getting started.
CALLS IT MISTAKES PI.EA.
"The plea to the man of the city to
emigrate to the frontier to hew out a
home for himself where land is cheap
is mistaken. Pioneer life necessarily
entail: many hardships, which the city
i dweller and hU wife cannot endure
because they are not Inured to them.
To a man who has been reared on a
farm it is difficult enough to transform
a stubborn prairie or a heavily wood
ed land into tillable land, but for the
Inexperienced farmer, recruited from
the congested cities, it is almost im
possible. After a few years he will
get discouraged and return to his old
borne and work.
"Here is the difficulty, however. To
embark on a farming venture in a dis
trict which is already cultivated and
settled to some extent requires a big
outlay of capital, whereas in pioneer
regions land can be obtained either
free or for a nominal sum. And this
Is where the capitalists should extend
a helping hand.
j U '"""7 yitiy i - t uutuc ic&.&
As a result of the defeat
last evening of the Cubs in
door baseball team at the Y.
M. C. A. by the Dubs team three of
the teams of the league are tied for
first honors. The Dubs defeated the
Cubs 1? to 8 in a close and exciting
contest at the gymnasium. The Cubs,
Dubs and Mutts are the teams which
are at the head of the list, and these
three teams will play for the Ramser
trophy cup next Tuesday evening. The
Cubs and Dubs will play the first
game of five Innings, and the Mutts
will play the winners of that game.
The games will each be of five innings.
Kittllsen pitched for the winners last
"ft 4 ctVi a ti I Etni rYr rxnt nfna ftf f ha -iti
posing batsmen, and kept the hits well f, ioa meallI '! ln oper"
.. . . , .., ation and is proving a great success,
scattered Schuck was a little off When the sett)erg are assured ln
fort, and as the winners had on their ce of reyer9es they are not ln
batting clothes they hit him freely. I dangpr of ,osjnff thelr homes and that
The lineup: i th r t av. for tn(,ir hntnMPTPn
IS STUNG AGAIN
Abe At tell Finds Another Mas
ter at New York in Per
son of Patsy Kline.
SEEMS TO DO HIS BEST
Outpointed in 10 Bounds, However
Packey McFarland to Box
With Ad Wolgas.
with them. b'Iiev!ng that the south-with ."06. while the others were be-
rrn section should be allowed to de-: 0w the r00 mark. The score
immune anairs in ioai cna oi me lea
gue had the Decatur franchise
transferred to Danville, Danville pay
ing $2,500 of th Decatur debt and
Peoria, Springfield and Bloomington
agreeing lo pay th other $500. From
reports, Bloomington has not yet paid
its share and that association refuses
to do so as it denies its responsibility
for the agreement made by one of its
delegates. Then this southern section
Danville being admitted and piven. a
vote sought by 'a vote of 4 to 3 to give
absolutely free, the Cedar Rapids
franchise to Decatur.
ORTIIKIIX ( I.I Bi OBJFX T.
"The 'northern cities then stepped iu
and demanded their right to suggest a
candidate for Cedar Rapids' place as
they gave the southern section carte
blance in filling the southern vacancy.
Of course the fight of tne southern sec- j
tion was for control of the leaue. i Charles
Waterloo was an applicant and receiv
ed the suport of Rock Island. Daven
jrt and Dubuque. After one of the
J. H. Wich ...166 190 202 558
Houston 154 181 166 501
Roantree 231 126 185 542
Donahue .164 180 209 553
Salzmann ....177 212 223 612
Total 892 889 985 2766
Stouffer 138 142 153 433
Winkler 1 47 1 44 1 44 435
Soule 1 49 1 59 173 481
H. Wich ! 187 168 151 506
Miller . - 127 151 128 406
Total 748 754 749 2261
Cubs Kane, c; Schuck. p: Xew-
j comb, lb; R. Yore, rs; Hause, rf;
Doyle, Cb; Reed. If; Glass. Is.
Dubs D. Vore, c; Kittilsen, p; Koe
ber, lb; Taylor, rs; Wilson, Is; Robb.
3b; Woodbunn, rf: Aldrich. If.
TRUK JIEKT IS 1IKI.I).
C. E. Gilman, director of physical
training at the Y. M. C. A., announced
to the junior class a few days ago
that he would have a surprise for this i
RECORD IS BROKEN
llalke on an Indian
lit Miles at Ixs Angeles in
most bitter fights in the history of
baseball Waterloo was admitted. The j
southern section professed to believe j iounted on
That Waterloo could not make good.
Therefore Waterloo made a contract
with the league for the first year, inj'
which it agreed to draw 45,000 people
at 'home and to furnish a proper team, j
The understanding was that if Water-,
Angeles, Cal.. Jan. 14.
one of Hendee's 1911
models of the Indian motorcycle.
Charles Balke has broken every mo
torcycle record from 2 to 20 miles at
the motordrome of Los Angeles,
i Balke beat all the records made by
loo made good according to the terms Graves upon the same mile board
of the agreement, there would be no j track on Dec. 9. Both men made
question about its retention in the i, heir records in 20-mile time trials,
league. That contract provided that if j Balke started at 5 p. m. and finish
a majority of the league membership i ecj in the dark. The track was wet
found that Waterloo was not suitable ! and slippery and there was a high
territory, this city would withdraw wird in the early part of the day.
by request from the majority of the Balke made the 20 miles in
14:112-5 as against Graves' record
in 'to make good."
TKARXRY IS QUOTED.
That Waterloo did make good rec
ords arc quoted to demonstrate. As
is known, the attendance of that city
was greater than that of either of the
four southern clubs and the Boosters
were the best drawing team on the
road, playing before 13.000 more people
than any other team. This showing,
according to the statement, was consid
ered as havingmade the city secure in
the possession of its franchise. Presi
dent Tearney is quoted as expressing
on a Merkel of 14:38 2-5. Graves
had cut down the record made by
Whittler of 14:45 1-5. The best pre
vious record for 20 miles was
14:50 4-5 made by Rosier on an In
dian Oct. 29. Balke went five miles
in 3:31 1-5, ten miles in 7:04 3-5
and 15 miles in 10:37 2-5.
in a lifetime their sons can continue
the payments they do not hesitate to
leave the bench of the wage earner
for the plow and the reaper. I under
stand, too. that this plan has been un
dertaken in various parts of the Unit
ed States on a small scale and that ef
forts along this line have been the
source of great satisfaction to those
who have supported them.
"It is a great problem, this back to
the larfd movement. It will be the
morninp nnil as a result pvprv mom
ber was present at the class hour. The ! cnt rblem of the future as it Is
surprise was an idoor track meet, and i tho P"llen of the present. Our cities
the. class greeted its announcement I f re CPrtf,,,n ,to la Population
.. . . . . . . ; Immensely for many years to come.
" ' A . . 1 1 1 II uDit.r til. 1 1 1 1. I ' n ric CIA
events in the meet, and Pratt, one of
the members of the class, won threes
first places and ono second, and there
by secured the high score with 18,
points. Tabor was second wi'h 11. and,
Conley third with 8. In the relay race
William McCombs, smallest member of
the class, surprised all by winning first
place, making the six laps in 5S sec
onds. Five others tied for second in
the first heat.
F.VFNTS ami vii;:t.
The events and winners were as fol
lows: Broad Jump Pratt, first; Tobin, sec
ond; Conley. third.
Running Broad Jump Pratt, first;
Davis, second; Conley. third.
Spring Bonrd High Jump Tobin.
first; Pratt, second; Hughes, third.
Medicine Ball Throw Thorns, first;
Hughes, second; Conley and Hugh, s,
Dip Pratt, first.; Conley, second;
Thorns and Hughes, third.
Next Friday evening the basket ball
tournament will be started, with a
game between two of the 11 teams
which have been organized. This is a
strong league, and consists of teams
from each of the three tipper classes.
.As the number of mouths to feed
grows the number of actual producers
on the land must increase or develop
ment must cease."
CANTILLONS WISH CONTROL
("re Gets Iietter .Asking Min
neapolis Man Ite Chosen.
I .a Cre.see, Wis., Jan. 14. The La i
Crosse "Minny" league management!
! has received a letter from the owners!
of the Minneapolis team asking for
the election of a Minneapolis man for!
president of the Wisconsin-Minnesota
league, and this is believed to be a
move to secure official control of the
"Minny" league in the interest of the
American association, which Is willing
to have a "Minny"' loague.team placed
in the twin-cities on condition that the
invasion of association territory is suf
ficiently friendly to the association so
that there will be no conflicting dates.
HERE'S FIRST FISH STORY
are quickly overcome
is taken. Try a bottle.
Sterling Comes to Kat With Tale of
Sterling has brought out the first
fish story of 1911. It is related that
Wednesday a bi? fish was found drawn
up against the screen through which
the water runs to furnish power for
ithe Central Box "Board company. It
i was held there by the current. After
some engineering the employes of the
I plant captured the monster. It proved
to be a catfish and it weighed 37
STOP TIDE TO CITY
Rudolph Has Plan to Provide
Homes for More People
on the Farm.
ALDRICH LEADS HORSEMEN
WOULD GET CAPITAL'S AID
IroKses to Buy Desirable Land and
Resell It in Small Tracts on
Aurora Man Fleeted Head of Illinois
Valley Racing Circuit.
Ottawa, III., Jan. 14. The annual
meeting of the Illinois Valley Racing
circuit was held here yesterday. Rep
resentatives from each driving asso
ciation were in attendance and dates
were selected. Officers were elected
as follows: President. X. J. Aldrich,
Aurora; secretary, Walter B. Palmer,
Ottawa. Meets will be held In the cir
cuit on the following dates: La Salle,
July 11-14; Mendota, July IS 21; Auro
ra. July 25-2S; Ottawa, Aug. 1-1; Strea
tor, Aug. S-ll.
New York, Jan. 14. Tatsy Kline
shoved Abe Attell down the cham
pionship ladder at the National
Sporting club last night. The work
that Joe Coster began early in the
week. Kline finished. He beat the
featherweight champion in a close
box'ng exhibition of ten rounds by
a small margin, but it was sufficient
to give him a victory.
Did Abe "pull?"
Not so that it was apparent to the
big crowd of members. Even ar
dent admirers of Attell, who were
there, admit that he did not.
Abe was all there with his jabs,
his finesse in stalling, his footwork
and his ring generalship during the
first three rounds. From the fourth
to the eighth round Kline was At
tell's master. Twice Patsy had Abe
on the ropes in a bad way. But Kline,
just as he had an excellent chance
to end the bout with a knockout,
weakened and missed his triumph.
Attell was able to stall along In the
last two rounds and make a fairly
PACKEY TO MKF.T WO!.CST.
New York, Jan. 14. Packey Mc
Farland. the stock yards champion
and undoubtedly one of the best men
of his weight in the game, will be
the next opponent of Ad Wolgast.
Tphtweight champion of the world.
According to Packey, the bout will
be a ten round no decision affair
and will be held before the Star Ath
letic club of Milwaukee on Feb. 22.
The conditions call for the prin
cipals to weight in at 135 pounds
at 7 o'clock cn the evening of the
contest and Packey is to receive 3 5
per cent of the gross receipts.
McFarland, who arrived in th,'s
city yesterday morning locking the
picture of health and in excellent
fighting condition, repaired immed
iately to Cannon's roadhouse in
Westchester, and a few hours after
his arrival was busily encaged in
rope skipping, shadow hovng, pulley
work, sparring and other toil inci
dental to a fighter's preparation for
a hard ten round contest. The Chi
cago lad is here for his bout with
Jack Goodman, which will be held at
the Fairmont Athletic club on Tues
Milwaukee, Jan. 14. Frankie
Conley of Kenosha, claimant of the
bantamweight championship, was
disqualified by Referee Frew at the
end of the eighth round of a ten
round no decision bout with Freddie j
Andrews of Milwaukee last night,
Referee Frew claimed Conley passed j
8 nnn ink u
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up several chances to put his man
away and refused to permit the bout
to go further.
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL AID
Association of Workmen Has $217.85
in Treasury Jan. 1.
The report of Secretary George D.
Gillette of the Rock Island Arsenal
Kraployes' Aid association for the
month of December, and for the last
six months, has been Issued. It shows
that the disbursements of the society
during the last month were J8S.S0. The
complete report is as follows:
Members ln good standing 630
New members for December,
Amount in treasury Pec. 1, 1910. $151. 40
Collections for December, 1010. 155.25
Disbursements for December,
Amount in treasury Jan. 1. 1911. $217.85
The report of the auditing commit
tee is as follows:
The auditing committee reports the
books of the secretary and treasurer
all o. K.," and submits the following
Amount in treasury July 1. 1910.$ 23.10
Collections from July 1 to Dec.
SI, 1910 944.75
Disbursements from July 1 to
Dec. 31. 1910 750.00
Amount in treasury Jan. 1, 1911 .$217.85
H. J. RISLEY.
H. I WILKINSON.
C. C. Wilson. President.
George D. Gillette, Secretary.
Lynch Releases Kane.
Louisville, Ky., Jan. 14. Steve Kane
of this city, who has been handling an
indicator on National league diamonds
For AH B!o2iJ and Skin Diseases
NjI i Pc?nt l!j?lcies But P-jnj Red Clovtr
tlonl-pur;iii:f prorxsrtici ot KM Clover
HloMoni. kx.za hWuvl raeu.-i rrfct
halt'i. sum nml nt.-.v re ltiv ulnir
this stir.pic rumt-vly thut purilie I tie blood.
Lt ow wn.l vi bk!'t e''nr rTtrtnf of
people "ho Lavs UMst Nrili4ia Iiuki far
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WkMBlaf Coiijh, Salt IMM, lUMM
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Rudolph Spreckels, leader in the San
Francisco anti-graft crusade, in addi
tion to ideas for civic reform, has a
plan for stemming the tide of the
wave of population Cowing toward
the American cities with such alarm
"The trouble with the b.nck to the
farm propaganda today," Sir. Spreck-
els says, "is that, while It distributes !
a lot of free advire to the residents
of congested sections in our cities, it
offers comparatively little aid of a
substantial sort. I think; that it Is not
because city dwellers prefer the cities
to the country that they remain in a
state of industrial dependence, but be
cause they have not the capital re
quired to buy a farm and the stock
and implements necessary to make it
a paying venture.
"I believe the capitalists of the Unit
ed States should form a fund so that
they could buy tillable land and then
resell it to prospective emigrants
from the cities at actual cost, with
provision for easy terms of payment.
These payments coold be so arranged
as to extend over a period of fifty or
even seventy years, so that there
would be little question that the pur
chaser or his family would eventually
own the land.
"As it Is. many hesitate to leave
their urban homes because farming
SWIMMING MARK IS CUT
Ijoiigworth IVoiii .New South Wales
Takes Honors from Daniels.
Sydney. N. S. W.. Jan. 14. Long
the New South Wal-s swimmer, today
clipped 3 4-5 seconds off C. M. Daniels
world record for l.."2'J yards, making
the distance in 17 minutes, 42 seconds.
Chicago. Jan. 14. Hackenschmidt
failed to throw Cutler in 30 minutes
last night at the Kmpire, and under the
agreement lo.st the bout. Samson de
feated "Mysterious Waffles" in two
Notice to Hunters
Will prosecute any hunters
found trespassing on any of
Signed by the Committee.
Farmers' Protective As
sociation of Black Hawk
Where He Drew the Line.
Thomas was au old gamekeeper on
Sir Greville's Scotch estate, says Sir
William Kennedy in "Sport In the
Navy." When be was sixty years old
he contracted measles and was very
ill for a time. Sir Greville. with char
acteristic kludDess. sent the old man
some hothouse grapes and a pineapple.
The next time the two met Sir Greville
asked Thomas bow he liked the fruit
"Weel. Sir Greville," answered the
gamekeeper, "the plums was good, but
I dinna think much of the turnip."
"See. here." said the kiDd hearted
lady. "I gave you a piece of pie twt
weeks ago. and yon have been sending
one or more of your friends here every
"Vouse do me a injustice, ma'am."
replied the husky bobo. "Dens guys
wot I sent wuz me enemies." Chica
Not Familiar With the Quotation.
"Ah. Mr. B!Ink." said the fair one
lightly. "I see you wear your heart
upon yonr sleeve."
Mr. Blinks looked bewildered and
hastily palled down bis caffs.
"I gaess maybe it was my red flan
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morning to keep it late. Colton,
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