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10 TROUBLE FOR AD
IF THE SOUTH
WERE THE NORTH
OH, YOU BASEBALL THOUGHTS!
Wolgast, Lightweight Cham
pion, Has Easy Time With
Let Kinsella's Allies in Three
Eye Put Selves in Water
LATTER OUT IN THE NINTH
THE ROCK TSLAXD ARGUS. SATURDAY. MARCH 18, 1911.
MAY SEE MORE CLEARLY
Bprtngfleld Boss Tremble M&fcer
Fought the Ieaue While Still
Let any one of the four Bontbero
clubs o f the Three-Eye league bju-wer-
this questton: If the four nor
thern clubs, backed by the president,
should attempt to take your franchise
in order to give It to some city in this
end of the circuit and thus secure per
manent control, what would you do?
Put your city in the place of Water
loo. Would you have submitted tame
ly while your franchise was taken
away and you were left without re
course till probably lonr after the
playinp season has opened?
Put your city in place of any cf he
three town? that are supporting Wat-1
erloo: Would you have consented to
the taking away of your voice in
league affaiis. or would you have Join
ed in the f:f-'ht to preserve the
Remember that considerations such
as are involved in these questions ere
the ones that the higher baseball
authorities will make use of in de
termining the Three-Eye case when it
is finally appealed. Judge Gridley has
already writhed them and the re
sult is well known. The sourthern i lnc- while Onincv Is nrfLrfir.lv nr a
ia& jam-- mm 1 w&mxm
U A SSSk v rwi
Minim . wmm sassa m mmmwM
.i.M.v&-- iwi wx : - vtair "jz, : n , .r.tvr:
Starts Well In lxs Angeles Boat,!
but Has Xo Show After the
Incidentally we are all wondering whether there will Ih anything rioinc this jour in the Three-ilyr
Los .-Vngeles, March 18. Lightweight
Champion Ad Wolgast never scored an
easier victory than he did yesterday
afternoon when he had George Memsic
practically out in nine rounds of mill
ing before a big audience at the Vernon
arena. The engagement was orlgln
allv scheduled for 20 rounds, but in
tiie ninth it was so evident that Mem-j
s.c was all through that Referee Eyton i
stopped the light and the victory will j
go down in ring annals as being a tech- j
Immediately after the battle warrants
were issued for the principals on the i
ground that the battle was a prize j
fi:;ht and not a boxing bout, as allowed j
by law. The promoters were also tak-
en into custody, but have expressed con-
fidenee of their being able to show that
the law w as not Infringed upon.
I'Ol lillT H1.AIY BATT1.K. j
Wolgast led Memsic to his own de-;
feat. The champion fought a heady (
battle and let the coast Bohemian do!
all the work for the first five rounds, i
but. once Wolgast launched iu'o th :
fiay in earnest it was apparent that
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I. S. WHIT!.-. VI.o lt".i.l:il.
C. V. '1I.NN. .silai.t .-.
oukti.ois .rn:TH). ro mi..
ciuub are very UKeiy sei ine same 1 standstill
vermci irom me DasfDaii auinonueB 1
that has lu-en given by the civil
courts, and then what 'will they have
in the matter of popula-'
HENRY COUNTY MEN
FORM A NEW CLUB
Iiopoe to Iea.se RO-Acre Tract Near
"Kewanee and Lay Out Athletic
ai'ETIO OF POWKR.
t 4. . - r . 1. ; A v
accomplished? 1 -4""""" UIM,us a
dawiixr nonr see. ! ter circuit, but one of more power for
Danville may well weigh the sltna-1 1 Iick Kinsella, who believes that he
Won, because that city is as remote from , can absolutely dominate a league
the other southern clubs as Waterloo made he desires, while he has j
Is from the other northern clubs, and,, , . Kewanee 111 March IS coun-
If the latter were to go out after thei,earaed penence that with an . Ke anee III March 1 A coun
absolute control of the circuit Joe evenly balanced circuit bis scheme. try rI"b w,th lo members in Ke
Cannons town would probably be the are apt to be frustrated. wanee- Ga,va- Toulon. Lafayette and
one picked out for removal. Danville ! Kinsella has arraved the south ' ePnBet, effected preliminary orpan
and Waterloo bear exactly the same ! , . ' . j ization today with . F. Baker. Ke-
.,Hnn to th ip rd there rmeht f,'alnst "e north. 1 he league deit wanee chairman and H. A. Smith of
at least oe a uonci or sjrammy ue- clutches unon the SDrineieId cluh lit , . ..
,,.. .v, ,iiuicnes upon tne t-pnngneia ciud ny ( four miieg west of nere hag been pur.
4ou'd rlcht be estab'ished to a ,nB 't unhD,ea8nt for ,he, U hased. and a fine club house is tc
Mkhi.m trie rtvnf no esrao-isnea Kiowners tht.re tnat they were glad ti, ,.,,..,,. rnlf ,ran chnmino
)!rop Waterloo under the existing con-1 ,, Kin,ella is not work- 1 ' 1 sh'ins
rtitir,r,K rmLnrme wo-i'd verv sbortlv Kineiia ia not work- and other sp0rts will be provided,
dltiorip Dubuque wo.i.fj eJ .!!oru h f th A t haahan n. thfi
same wav. Then, if it
Three-Eye, nor yet of his allies in the
suited the purpose of Kinsella. Rock j h . worifria, fnr revenue and
.Island and nnv.-nnort .would abo be for p,ory fQr D,ck KinRf11a and tne
picked off. So it is plain the nor : peoria Dloomir1Kton and Dan-
thern clvbs are J.tined In flphfin? to vUle awaken to this fact the bt.tter
keep the clrcrit Just a.- it is. ; u wju ,)f for them
woii.n T e rr Mii.;iv. I It ls a somewhat finular fact that
There is really v ry little in the Kinse!la caused the first real unpleau
arKumtnt that the leapue would be , antness that the Three-Eye ever en-
better o!T financially with Quincy in
and Waterloo out. So long as Dubu
que remains the circuit would be ac
tually worse off than now It would
be impossible to put Quiney and Du
buque in the gamn division, because
a team cannot jump from one of the
seems, was unaole to prove he ever:
would have been lum-h of a pitcher,
ails-, tne 1 ;oomuif.-iii:i , -a-.iaerr pu : 1
"Now what do the f.u.s of liavenport. I
Kock Island and Dubu:;uo think of;
their representatives in preferring to'
kill the panie rather th;m accept the
eix or ten club 'esRue com promise. !
The responsibility for the annihila-!
tion nf the league, if she busts, wiM be :
forever placed at tne doors of the'
northern clubs. N'o compromise, no j
conce.-sion, iio nuarter, i t,,ir yell, j
and the f;; n must rrlw. tant'y return 1
the quarter to his pocket." Don't;
waste any tears for the eorfnrn fans, j
In Kock Islnnd they are say ins "Stay ;
with "em boys. Don't quit now that j
you've rot 'cm licked." An 1 that i
very likely is the i-entiment that pre-j
vails in the other cities up this way.
the end was not far off. Memsic never
h::d a chance, being outclassed from
s.r-it to finish, and what blows he did
bind failed to bother the champion.
ISody punches and head blows com-
ihjr in rapid fire order had Memsic 1
hanpins on for time as early as the
fifth round. His repeated efforts to j
clinch brought forth a warning from
the referee and several times he re- j
scrt.'d to butting with his head, but j
I the ouicome. The fighters have
agreed to make V
:and I.a Crave has deposited $I."i;n an
an earnest of his ability to meet the
Graves' Wcgon Shop
313 Seventeenth Street.
STUDENTS IN A SKETCH
Dramatic Cluh CJives "A Vcl of l,ics'
and 01 lege llaim I'lay. 1
. 1 I . 1 .
j BUfceHSiui program hs 't " I
this work nev r bothered Wolgast. who ! the Klsinore Dramatic cluh of Augus
simply sailed ahead until Memsic gave ' tana college and the Augtistana mili
giound and sought shelter against the 1 tarv ,and ln tn, gyninasitim last
r,,lPS- 'night for the benefit of the lyceum.
I1WI' llS Hli:i ATTHK.
Delivery wrnni repaired In all
branches, ("arrkiivs r painted.
New process of rnoiiig o!il
paii'ts, no bu rn . 'itr of wood.
Automobile uli, !s built new
for ?. per bet I, other sl'.oi
charge $1 I. Vy prieen for
Wflgat did not nmke use of any fine I
was completely filled
well rerei .d.
east corner of the gymnasium ko that
use could be made of the basketball
s;n cial punch. He hi: when an opeLin- I ; 7-"
s,,.r .v,! lh stage was placed in th
j'l v m tii 1 torn 1 n IP. mri ll 1 iir j
li ad or the body ami the wallops ho i
...... ... . .,,. i Wvfl(.hera to soat th(, crowd.
than the ordinary boxer. Memsic for T. ,lr,HfM. fho ,llrPf.(,n n,
the most part played lor the champ:on s , J)r , v MaKniIHSOIl lK lll ,,,,,.,,,.,1 .
Jaw. but found this invulnerable. fo-j an, com.lud the program by play.;
his punches lacked the steam and as , RlVf.rn, st,i.ti..n in verv .red-:
first, set-fid, i :m,
$ I ..'in. ,ir i,.-,v
!. ." and ', K
sht.es f l .:.'u.
Here is the way tit'y look at it at;
Danviilf according to tha t'oinme: i ial- i
News: "Da':ville is not worrying. I.o-1
cal oTicials ae taking no real hand ,
in the fi.Aht. Whi'o tbfir .sympathy is
nil with the F-omfcer.n cluiia thoy are j
Peck Harrington thinks enough of .throwing no obsfru dot; in the way of
Kinsella says he has cancelled all
his exhibition games for this spring.
Watch and see if he has.
countered and that was while he was
still an outsider. It was in the fall
of 1902, after Terre Haute and Evans-!
ville had withdrawn to join with thej
Central league, then in process of or
ganizing. Springfield was an appli
cant for one of the vacancies and Kin-
these cities to the other in time to sela went to the meeting of the
play on consecutive days as it is prac- j eag,I( held at St. Louis to negotiate
ti'-ally necessary for towns in the,for a franchise for the capital. He
Waterloo's prospects to sign a eon
tract to r'ay behind the hat again this
I Mpnrr ICenncttv rT nlnnmincrton
will leave his winter home in Florida
next week for the front. He expects
to report the first week in April.
The sodding of the diamond at Dan
ville was completed this week and the
grounds have now been relied and
same division to do. I eona would : proceeded to name terms upon which
have to be rlac -tl in the northern di ; lh circuit would be allowed to nlace
vision, which would then be spread a team Jn hu cjtv that were so n. j made ready for the beginning of prae-
from Peoria to Dubuque, a longer Jump i reasonable that they could not be met jtice.
than from Rock Island to Water-I iie in ulster! that th leae-ue secure!
loo. In the south there would be ! and eqn) a Dark and turn it over toi Jack Herbert, the Three-Eye ing sugsfof.ted names which have
rji equally difllcult jump from Dan-!1!lP ioral association. After trying in , league player, who played third base something to do with the grind jury
the northerners. All Danville wants 1
is to get the matter settled some way,1
it makes but very little difference
which, so long as the majiii'y of
clubs are agreed upon It. Danville j
officials believe that the question will
be settled in some manner within the
next couple of weeks and are going
aheail with arrangements for an ac
tive season in the field."
me oa. i p.ogresaeu lney weaKcneu ; hle manner. The sketch, "A Web
perceptibly. j (lf Ijies .. wnlrh the dramatic club
woi.cwr To mi :;rr 1. (ami:. presented, kept the audience In a
Ran Francisco, Cal., March IS. Pro- j mirthful frame of mind the whole
moter Milton T. Clr.rk, of the Metro- 40 minutes of playing. The work of
pnlitan Athletic club has sigued Ad the whole cast was good and re-
Wolgast and Anton. Ii Grave of San
Francisco to box 20 rounds before his
club in this city on the night of March
HI. Wolgast is to receive $7,a00 win.
Icot-'e or draw, while i-i Grave Is con-
J.b for Joe Harris.
Koekfi r,!. Ill , riarch I x. .l.
Harris, ii.liebb'i-, who fibtainetl i
le.'i.e froiu the IN.ikftltl club, hi
been apjioi lit "d 'naie-uer if the u
I'liersoli club til' the KiMisas sl.'t
I 'i ;iie.
fleets well upon the character of thl
work done by the Elslnore Dramatic! A 5100,000 House
club. E. O. Colberg and Miss Han- ' 's a hoi el to ,1 man u i . n a tfrp! I 1 1 v e
nah Freeman, as the two hypoehon- ' He m.t-bt appreci i e his luxnil.-i If 'i
dr'acs. were the cause of much mer-' followed the dlret-il mis on a box of H
teni to accc.it $l,u00 irrespective cfjriment.
Requests have been made of the
fans for suggestions for a new nick
name for the Danville team. About
twenty-eisrht per cent of those answer-
ville. on the east boundary of Illinois, j vain fo do t,ugines8 with him, M H. Sex
to Quiney, on the west. Both halves 1 ton then president, went to Springfield
of the circuit would be scattered. an secured the cooperation of others
in that city. An association was
formed, money was subscribed by the'
more widely than now and the travel
ing milage would be greater.
If Dubuque wre dropped Rock citizens, and
Island. Davenport, l'eoria ana uioom- j Springfield became a
ir Bloomington several seasons, : investigation which, lias been on lor
has signed to manage the Pekin base- weelis. the nnmes including ' Investi
ball team In the I-M league. gators." "He formers," "The Jurists,"
"The Mnckmen" would be a good
Claude Stark. manager of theiname. whi'e half a dozen or more sug-
. i vi nn m nni n nnspnu 1 1 irn r ri r : m h nfri 1 1 . , . i - - " r ni tone -j n
a park equippea ana 1 i-i t....
mom her nf t)ip ! u lue cuj lue iaoi u ua Kindred names. I a n noil o f s,
ington' would nak'e up one half, while circuit in spite of Kinsella No soon-l ,n to moe his faraily to Monmouth. ! -oiassblower?," "Indians" "nrickmak
Danville. DtM-atur. Springfield and ! er had this been accomplished than I
Monmouth will play an exhibition
Quiney would compose the other, and! Richard got busy, secured an interest ' game here APril 2;
the situation would be very little im-, jn (he team by purchase of stock, and
proved. I began the process of crowding his as-
The whole question reverts to the : 60Ciates out. Events since indicate
relative merits as baseball towns of Ce had 6worn vengeance against the
Waterloo and Quiney and Dubuque j northern men then in control of the
and Decatur. While the two last I ea?ue before he had any Interest in
named are about on a par Waterloo the circuit, and he has ever since
will unquestionably be a better draw- been trying to "get even" with them
ing city than Quiney because it is ' for doinK something he sought to
growing rapidly and is alive and hust-,make impossible.
CS' jri yiei'
C STOMACH CHousne
- I I Um lAwSpiinK I ever
tC cuit exist
U.75v tTOs when the sys-Wfc?J-
tern is kept
ronuei oy tne
daily Use of
Try it today.
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Spalding Baseball Guide.
Spalding's Official Baseball Guide
has made Its appearance for 1911 and
Is tip to ail expectations of the fans.
; As usual, the pictorial part Is a prom
I inent feature and the arrangement and
I display of the big leaguers shows a
! vast amount of thought and work. It
j is safe to say that no such remarkable
'aggregation of baseball individual por
t traiture has ever before been compiled,
j In addition to which the world series
I scenes are shown, minor league teams
and other subjects of interest. The
text is also comprehensive and inter
rsiing. the leading feature for thla year
being a symposium, compiled by d
tor John B. Foster, of the views of the
leading baseball writers of the country
on suggestions that have been advanc
ed looking toward a change in the rules ;
with a view of handicapping the pHch-
; ers. The comments on the suggestions
, show the close study which the base
j ball writers give to every point of the
' game and their analysis will no doubt
I be of great help when future revisions
j of the rules are contemplated. Spald-1
; ing s Official Baseball Guide will be
' sent to any address in the United
S'ates or Canada upon receipt cf 10
rents by the publishers, the American
Sports Publishing company, 21 Warren
street, New York.
Pitcher Mercer, purchased by
Pittsburg from Peoria last season,
was sold later to Jersey City with
out being given a chance to perform.
He filed a claim for $160 salary with
the national commission but was
Peter Burg, a third baseman with
ers ana urownies nave aiso ueeu
BASEBALL CLUB DROPPED
Macomb of Illiiiois-WiMconfcin I.ee.gue
Lincoln. 111., March 18. The di-
rectors of the Illinois-Missouri base-!
ball league met in the Klk&' clubroom j
in t!ie city yesterday with represen-;
the Lynn club in the New England j if11'" '-".
Tn .l...villn r ,1 Iinrr.ln 1 fOO-Tl T
league last season. Is a new man Z 1 , , i.
that has been signed by Manager
Schwartz for a trial with Nashville.
Tenn. The diminutive Petie was
formerly with Davenport.
It is reliably reported that every
thing was moving along toward peace
in the Three-Kye last week, when
Dick Kinsella. in a bad humor as us
ual, happened to notice that Quiney
had not been Invited to attend the
meeting at Chicago Wednesday, while
Waterloo had. Then Dick went up in
the air and it was all off.
President Mae of the Macomb club
was detained by sickness, but wired
Macomb was in good shape financial-!
ly, but refused to put up the forfeit!
of $400 until the schedule was nam
ed, protesting against the admission j
of Champaign and Mattoon to make j
an eight club league. Ry unanimous1
vote Macomb was dropped from the
league for failing to post the forfeit'
and a franchise will be tendered thej
twin cities of Champaign and lr-j
bana. Macomb was given three days'
of grace to post the forfeit in case it j
was decided to give Mattoon a fran-j
. ,v . ; chise in an eight club league. The
Slim Cowell. the former Decatur i . a , , ...
-,...- v.. .., .,nf,Aiseason opens May 9 at Taylorville,
a - .. .v- rk...,,., ',.. Champaign and Canton.
Coal company as a result of Injuries
he received In a mine' accident in
which his brother was killed. Slim, it
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plan- It loosens the cough, relieves
! the lungs, opens the secretions and
j aids nature in restoring the system
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WAR FLYER IS TRIED OUT
I Attaches of J a win esc lcgatjon Show,'
keen Interest in Test. i
j Washington. March IS. With repre-j
sentatives of the war and navy depart-!
mentis and military and naval at-
laches from a number of foreign 1- i
jgations looking on, the aeroplane just
'purchased hy the war department to
i be used in the Mexican border man-
' plivprc wns Ptrpn ire J r-( r I I a r rl c-is-'
jcessful demonstration here early yes-j
I terday. ,
f TV... . l , v. i n j-. -..Kt.v , r-.. - . '
I uvr uia lit 'i, .', ii to iia .tllL.3
j designates his "military tj je,"' was
given a thorough tryout by J. A. D.
!McCurdy. who made two ascents, on
jeach trip circling several times th
Mr; lot to the so-nh of the state, war j
'and navy bul!d!nr. Ar,.on? the mo-it j
interested of the .ma!! group cf spec-!
itators were the Japanese military and'
j naval attacLe. 1
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