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WEDNESDAY. MAY 3, 1911.
Tine Regulars of the Three-Eye League Open Their Season Tomorrow
Afternoon at 3 P. IVLShow Your Loyalty By Attending All
SEASON TO START
WITH BIG PARADE
Fan to Fall in Line With Play
ers Before Opening: Game
MAYOR 'IS TO PITCH BALL
Nelson Md'&aluLff Probably Will be
Opyos tity.TTnHar Oowd As
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The- baseball season of the Three
Eye Regulars will bo on in earnest
tomorrow afternoon 'when the Island
ers go to Davenport and Dubuque
sroea to "Waterloo for the openers. In
Davenport' elaborate preparations are
being made' and there will be an auto
mobile parade in which the players of
both teams and prominent fans will
participate. This'wtl! start at 2:20 at
the Commercial club. Fourth and
Main streets. Before the parade a
brass band will enliven tho city by
street corner-concerts. The band will
not be in, the anto parade, but will be
taken to the park In street cars, and
there the merry making will b con
tinned. The first ban of the pama will be
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rjirannort lnA.f hn thft irame will ho
on. James T. Hayes, executive man-
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pire will be, but he wa3 busy today
arranging-for the services of a compe
FANS ARE ENTHUSIASTIC
Although the four club league pro
position was born only two days ego,
the fans throughout the north end of
the circuit are wildly enthusiastic
about it and a large attendance is ex
pected despite the short notlco of the
event given to the public Because of
the fight made by the magnates in
the north end of the Three-Eye to pro
tect their patrons, it is up to the f3rs
to see that the opening day and every i
day afterwards. Is favored with a j
large attendance and that the Re?u-
lars are given the hearty support it
Despite-the fact that Davenport has
won four of the five eTbibKlo'i game?
played thus far Manager Bi!! Carnty
expects at the worst an even break
in the four game series which opens
tomorrow and he has 6trong hopes of
taking three of 'the four. Last year
things started out much tho same as
this year, with Davenport leading in
exhibition games, but when time camo
to count, them in the percentage col
umn, it soon became a different story.
Manager Dsn O'Leary is Just as con
fident that his team will keep on win
ning from Rock Island and it is evi
dent that there will be a battle el' her
way the'eontest ends.
LAKAFF VS. NELSON.
O'Leary has named "Yokahama"
Nelson to work in the opening game
and Davenport -fans feel assured that
this gives them the game. Nelson
pitched a no-bit game against the Is
landers on the occasion of the last ex
hibition in this city. He apparently
had it on Carney's men that day and
his Davenport' admirers expect him
to repeat. Manager Carney refused to
announce today who his choice for
twirler In the opener would be, but it
seems most probable that it will be
big Frank Lakaff. If Frank is chosen
and he Is "right" the Islander fans are
not worried about how the game win
result. In case Frank is txit named.
Quelsser will prcbab'y be selected, i'
he is back from Indianapolis by tha:
time. Otherwise, it will rest betweou
Whiteside and Hofer.
M00RE WHIPS REDMOND
Pal Finds Milwaukee Lightweight U
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Boston. Mass , May 3 Pal Moore of
Philadelphia had little difficulty in se-1
curing the decision over Jack Redmond J
of Milwaukee In a 12-round bout here,
last night. During most of the rounds 1
Moore larded at will both on the head ,
and body. '
Owen Moran Trims Brock.
Canton, Ohio. May 3. Owen Moran.
the English lightweight, had the better
cf a 1 Ground bout with Phil Bocrk of
f !?ve!and hero last night. Moran did ;
two thirds cf :r. lesdiag. Brock being
contented with covering and cccaslon- j
ally lertiu fro a jab or swing at his j
o;.;vonent. Not m".ch damage was in- .
f.-ed by either man. Brock received j
a jolt on the nose that brought the j
Mood early in the fight, while Moran 1
slipped and fell near the end of the .
eighth round, but it was his own fault i
and not because of a blow from BrocV. .
No decision was rendered, bnt the pop
ular verdict was in favor of Moras.
Morris Beats Dummy Maxon.
New York. May 3. Andy Morris had
the better of Dummy Maxson in their
scheduled 10-round bout at Brown's
gymnasium last night. In the third
round Referee Bill Brown stopped the
bout. At the time Maxson was in bad
shape from the punches he had receiv
ed. He went into the ring: with his
right hand practically useless. In the
first round he used his left for all it
was worth, but in the second session
he was compelled to stand up and take
many hard punches. He fought game
ly, however, with his one good hand.
In the third round Morris punched him
hard and Brown Interfered.
Standing and Results
W. L. Pet
Philadelphia 13 3 .813
New York 9 5 .643
Pittsburg 8 5 .616
Chicago 9 6 .COO
Cincinnati 4 6 .40
St. Louis 3 7 .300
Boston 5 12 .294
Brooklyn 4 11 .267
Detroit 15 2
New York 8 5
Chicago 7 7
Washington 7 7
Boston 7 8
Philadelphia 6 8
Cleveland 6 11
St. Loui3 4 12
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Philadelphia, 6; Boston, 5.
New York, 5; Brooklyn, 4.
(Other games postponed; cold).
Detroit. 7; St. Louis, l.
Now York. 2: Philadelphia. 1.
Washington, 3; Boston, 0.
Kansas City, 5; Toledo, 4.
Milwaukee, 4; Indianapolis. 1.
Minneapolis, 4 (11
Louisville. 13; St. Paul, 7.
Sioux City. 11; Des Moines, 4.
SL Joseph, 4; Omaha. 2.
Lincoln, 2; Wichita, 2 (called eev
Topeka, 13; Denver, 0.
Terre Haute, 3-3; Grand Rapids, 2-5.
Zanesville, 4; Fort Wayne, 1.
Evansville. 3; South Bend, 2.
Dayton-Wheeling (postponed; cold).
DANVILLE WINS SLUGFEST
Swamps New Champaign Urbana
Team in tagged Game, 14 to 3.
Danville, III.. May 3 Danville sent
nine men to bat in the first and eiebt
men in the second inning against i
Champaign Urbana yesterday, running
wild on bases and taking advantage of
j Hill's wildness. Ball trapped a line
drive into center which enabled a
clever double play to be made. Score:
C.-U 101001000- 3 12 r,
Danville 64203000 -14 12 2
Batteries Hill, Coates, Marshall and
Murphy; Woods. Price and Hildebrand.
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BAR TO SOUTH?
Talking Now of Four-Club Cir
cuit Like That the North
WOULD LEAVE QUINCY OUT
Inconsistency of Position Again
Shown Chicago Press Contin
ues Its CensorsbJp.'
And now the four southern clubs
are talking of playing with a four
club league "till the Quincy Injunc
tion is dissolved.' At least the
Bloomington correspondent says so,
and the northern division magnates
would not be at all surprised if they
should, for such a course Is perfectly
consistent with the shifty dealings of
the south all along.
The question will at once occur, if
the southern clubs can play as a four
club circuit why can't they play with
eight clubs? If they can arrange it
so that the Quincy injunction, which
expressly prohibits baseball of any
sort hv the four itntithprri rlnha which
J does not include the Key city, will not
Pet. 'affect them why can't they Just as eas
.S?2'ily arrange to get it out of the way so
.Cloithat the Three-Eye can play with the
.5t'0 I old circuit?
The Springfield and Bloomington
.407 j strategists persist in making a ho'y
.423! show of themselves at every oppor
.250 HOW DO THEY KNOW!
And why do Kinsella and Tearney
know so positively that the injunction
Pet. win be made permanent when final
.753 1 hearing is had on it May 12? Both
.571 1 have repeatedly said so and Kinsella
.55G again made the statement over the
.533 phone yesterday. And yet they pre
.500 tend they will fight the case.
.471 Rock Island, representing the four
.3"3 1 northern clubs, withdrew its appear-
2S:ance in connection with the iniune-
tion, preferring to let the leaders of
the lost cause dig their own graves.
It is up to them now.
NO FAIRNESS HERE.
Whatever settlement i3 made of the
Three-Eye trouble it will not be ef
fected with the aid of the Chicago
press, it was once more made
I apparent In this morning's is
sues. President Maynard of Water
loo was in Chicago yesterday and saw
Ban Johnson and Tearney, notifying
them of the action the four northern
clubs had taken. After he had de
parted Tearney filled up the reporters
metaphorically, and very evidently.
otherwise, and the result was a good
deal of valuable space devoted this
morning to ridiculing Mr. Maynard
and his associates in this end" of the
circuit. The newspapers that treated
the slxclub league the south tried
to form with respectful seriousnesb
slam the northern circuit right and
left, declaring It was conceived at a
rump session and intimating that it
violates the Quincy writ.
Ban Johnson is ouoted an savlne
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iL iirjin. in 111:3 111 graauaiiy
work itself around to the proper thing.
I can't say a word about how the na
tional commission will act in any par
ticular." "I am up In the air," Tearney told
a reporter. "I have not had a chance
to consult any of tho southern clubs
since this Davenport meeting that
adPted ,h,s four clu!j proposition.
don't know for sure whether the
northern clubs will start on Thursday,
although I have Mr. Maynard's word
for it. If ithey do I don t know what
will happen. I am Just as much up in
the air as a person on the extreme
outside. What will become of the
Three-Eye league? Don't ask me; ask
Another evidence of the strict j
Officers of the
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The Executive Manager
James T. Hayes of Davenport, vice
president Three-Eye league, in charge
of affairs of northern division in cham
pionship season opening tomorrow.
"censorship" that is belnjj exercised
over- news relating to the Three-Eye
appears in today's Chicago Tribune,
In the following:
Cincinnati. O.. May 2. (To the
Sporting Editor of the Tribune.)
Have Just read my interview ap
pearing In your issue of today as
a dispatch from Cincinnati. It is
not complete. I stated in conclu
sion that as president of the Cin
cinnati club I would not have ent
ered Into the contract with the
Quincy club under existing condi
tions and I am anxious all of the
clubs of the Three-Eye league
know this. AUG. HERRMANN,
President Cincinnati Exhibition
The Argus printed Mr. Herrmann's
statement in full yesterday.
QVINCY SHOII.D WAIT.
As has been said the northern clubs
bear no ill will toward Quincy, but
they feel that city is goins? too far in
trying to force its way into the circuit
by crowding some other good town
out. It should bide its timo and wait
for a legitimate opening, which it is
altogether probable will be offered bo
fore fall. When that time comes there
is no city the northern magnates
would rather see added to tho league
The finish, and also the beginning,
is in sight.
Pitcher Ruth has been sold by
Bloomington to Monmouth.
Dubuque is to send a special train
to Waterloo for the opening tomor
row. Jimmy Novacek has asked for bis
release from Springfield, where he
seems to be in the position of a fifth
wheel. He has been appointed police
man at Bloomington, which is a good
job for Jimmy, for he was always
handy with the club.
Peoria papers hail Manager Rowan
as the great peace agent in the Three
Eye. All right. Hand it to Dave. It
won t do any harm and it may do a
lot of good. It's a cinch the Peoria
leader is on the rlgh: track, and he's
a square sport, too, which can't be
said about some others we might men
tion. CLEVELAND BALL
Cleveland, Ohio, May 3. James Mc
Gulre, manager of the Cleveland
American baseball cjub, today tender
ed his resignation.
Rock Island Baseball Club
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L. M. CASTEEL.
Beer e taxy -T r oaaurer.
ALL THE CLUBS
Central Association Teams Ap
parently Strong at Open
ing of the Season.
THREE-EYE FIGHT HELPS
Interest in Smaller Circuit Greater
Because of the Advertising
Given the Game.
Kewanee. 111., May 3. This is the
day long awaited by the fans of the
Central association. The playing sched
ule opens with the eight clubs In action
as follows: Kewanee at Keokuk, Han
nibal at Galesburg, Muscatine at Mon
mouth, and Ottumwa at Burlington.
The umpires were assigned by Presi
dent Justice as follows E. E. Flem
ming at Monmouth, George A. Mead at
Burlington, T. G. Nelson at Galesburg,
G. C. Cote at Keokuk. Substitute W.
A. Bennett will assist at Burlington.
Not since the Central association
league was organized seven years ago
has there been so much uncertainty
among the students of form as to prob
able pennant winners. The teams are
all rronounced well balanced and the
circuit is assured of first class base
ball. HFXPED DY TnREE-EYB FIGHT.
The rumpus in the Three-Eye league
has served to concentrate attention
upon the Centrnl association teams in
the territory of the higher class league,
as well as of this. The result is con
siderable interest centers in the games
of this circuit.
The teams will go on the grounds
under the following managers: Hannl
bal, Jake Bcckley; Keokuk, Frank Belt;
Burlington, Dick Rohn; Muscatine, Lew
Wathers; Galesburg, Bert Hough; Mon
mouth. Claude Stark; Kewanee, Dr.
Jay Andrews; Ottumwa, Ned Egan.
CLOSE ENTRY LIST
Davenport High School Seems
to Ilave Shade in Contests
LOVING CUP IS THE PRIZE
Iouons Have Captured it Past Two
Years, and May Hold It Per
manently. Entries for the trl-city track meet
have been closed with Mr. Fairchild of
Moline Monday evening, and from the
number of entries a good meet Is prom
ised. The meet h$ for a loving cup,
which is held from year to year by the
winning school, provided that If any
school captures it three times straight
it bhail become the property of that
school without further contest. The
Daver.port boys won in tho last two
yc-:irs, aud should they do so this time
the cup would be theirs to keep. The
dope of the meet seems to be in favor
of their doing so, hut developments the
last few evenings make it look far
Claar of Moline is doing well with
the weights and the high Jump, but oth
erwiso Moline does not look strong, as
the tirna for the dashes they ran at
Exposition park last evening was not
t ail fast. For Rock Island, Kone
looks good In the sprints and low hur
dles, while Behnamann is running the
half in great shape and throwing the
discus well. Budelier is also doing
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some fine pole vaulting. On the whole,
it seems likely that the meet will be
a pretty even go, with the odds favor
ing Davenport. The entries of men
and the order of events is given below.
Each school is allowed to enter four
men in each event, but only three may
6tart. The entries are as follows:
Pole vault Friedholdt, Sles, Daven
port; Carlson, Engstrom, Swanson, Mo
line; Grove, C. Budelier, IL Budelier,
Morse, Rock Island.
Discua throw 61es, Mitten, Shuler,
Davenport; Claar, Soderstrom. Pear
son, Neuhauf, Molfne; Behnamann, C.
Budelier, Rock Island.
High Jump Friedholdt, Siemsen,
Sies. Mitten, Davenport; Claar, Walk
er, Goodnow, Fryxell, Moline; Grove,
Behnamann. H. Budelier, Tremann,
Shot put Mitten, Shuler, Sles, Fried
holdt, Davenport; Claar, Pearson, So
derstrom, Fackler, Moline; Behnamann,
C. Budelier, Tremann, Mclntyre, Rock
Broad Jump Mitten. Roche, Fried
holdt, Rhodes, Davenport; Claar, Pear
son, Stow, Huddle, Moline; Grove, Sil
verman, Dove, Rock Island.
50-yard dash Mitten, Falf, Schmidt,
Roche, Davenport: Claar, Radcliffe.
Pearson, Vernon, Moline; Kone, "Wil
cher, Silverman, Rock Island.
100-yard dash Falk, Roche, Rhodes,
Prie6ter, Davenport; Claar, Radcliffe,
Pearson, Vernon, Moline; Kone, Wil
cher, Silverman, Rock Island.
Mile run Brownlte, Bushnell, Ben
son, Jager, Davenport; Thomas, Wood,
West, Moline; Behnamann, Dove, De
Long, Robb, Rock Island.
440-yard run Mosenf elder, Young.
Borcherdt, Roche, Davenport; Vernon,
Stemming, Pearson. Thomas. Moline;
Dove, Behnamann, Kone, Rock Island.
220-yard low hurdles Priester.
Schmidt, Smith, Shuler, Davenport;
Claus, Walker, Huddle, Fryxell, Mo
line; Kone, Wllcher, Silverman, Schroe
der. Rock Island.
220-yard dash Falk, Roche, Rhodes,
Priester, Davenport; Pearson, Vernon,
Stemming, Radcliffe, Moline; Kone,
Wllcher, Silverman, Schroeder, Rock
120-yard high hurdles Mitten, Smith.
Shuler, Davenpon; Walker, Goodnow,
Claar, Moline; Grove, Wllcher, Silver
man, Schroeder, Rock Island.
Half-mile run Brownlie, Mueller,
Borcherdt, Davenport; Thomas. Wood.
West, Moline; Dove, Behnamann,
Schult, DeLong, Rock Island.
This afternoon at Exposition park
Coach Harmon's baseball nine is meet
lng the team from St. Ambrose college,
WANTS GOOD BASEBALL;
PASTOR LEAVES ST. LOUIS
Ilev. Homer D. Henderson Accepts
Call to Detroit, Where Game
is Won Occasionally.
St. Louis, May 3. Because he likes
the brand of baseball put up in Detroit
better than the Quality of the sport in
St Louis, Rev. Dr. Homer B. Hender
son, an ardent fan, announced his res
ignation yesterday, from the pastorate
of the Wagoner Place United Presby
terian church to accept a call extended
to him by the First United Presbyter
ian church of tho Michigan city. Rev.
Mr. Henderson will depart for Detroit
June 1. He admitted that baseball
rrompted his selecting Detroit as his
next field of labor.
RACINE HAS A FIGHT "LID"
Mayor Puts It on Upon nis Return
From Trip North.
Racine, Wis., May 3. Mayor Good
land upon his return from tha north
today, where he has been since the
Kelly-Thompson fight here. Issued a
statement which means that the "lid"
is clamped tight on future fights.
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TO QUINCY CLUB?
National Commission Reported
to Have Ordered Withdrawal
TOMORROW IS THE LIMIT
Players Freed and City Permanently
Barred From BaselaU Unless
Move is Made
The Bloomington Pantagraph says
Quincy has been given until tomor
row by the national commission to
withdraw their injunction suit or
lose its players and be permanently
barred from baseball. The same pa
"Can Quincy hold out! It is not
likely. By delaying the Injunction
until May 12 the four southern clubs
are kept idle. Danville is said to
have promised salaries, play or no
play, but this sounds Improbable.
Bloomington and Peoria cannot af
ford to pay salaries with no money'
coming in, and it is not believed that
Kinsella will agree.
OWES IT TO SOUTHERNERS.
"The Quincy attitude, therefore,
is of injury to the friends who have
sood by that city to the last ditch.
With the national commission unal
terably opposed to that city the
southern clubs are powerless. Hofer
owes it to the southern clubs and!
their players to withdraw tho Injunc-t
tlon at once and it is believed that
President Tearney will be successful
In persuading him to do it. The old
circuit of the Three-Eye may be rlay
ing by next Tuesday."
ROWAN II S A n-AN.
Manager Rowan of Peoria suggests
that the four southern clubs set a cash
price on their franchises and let Quin
cy buy whichever it can make the best
GIRLS IN A MATCH
Second Annual Contest of tho
Rock Island Graded
NUMBER PRIZES OFFERED
Silver Irving Cup, Won Last Yea
by Horace Mann, the Main
Tomorrow at the Rock Island high
school auditorium takes place the sec
ond annual spelling match for the girls
of tho graded schools. The McCabo
trophy, a silver loving cup, won last
year by Horace Mann school, will be
tho main prize contended for. Tho con
ditions under which the trophy was
offered is that It is to become tho per
manent property of tho team winning
It three years successively.
Tho second prize to be awarded to
morrow night is a beautiful framed pic
ture. There are also to be four Indi
vidual prizes. TbeBe are engraved sol.
id silver spoons. The spelling will com
mence promptly at 7:15. Thu tennis
representing the schools entered ara
TEAMS ANI COLOR.
Hawthorne Ingc-gerd Anderson, Ruth
Krueger, Mary Griflln, Dora LefstHn,
Helen Downing; alternate, Myrtlu Wil
son; colors, purplo and white.
Lincoln Alberta Glasco, Helen Dod
son, Ieona Dunavln, I,-la Ben-nson,
Elsie Paul; alternate, Ixiur-Ha Long;
colors, red, white and blue.
Irving Nellie, Ryder, Bertha Ander-
egg, Kiitn fitziiimmoiis, neun tiooae,
Cheral Paulsen; alternate, Evelyn Eck
hart; colors, pink.
Iongfellow Marjorle Graham, Ma
bel Johnson, June Shult, Gladys An
drews, Hazel Turnbloorn; alternate,
Marie Carlson; colors, maroon and
Horace Mann Edith KJellburg, Hen
rietta Dode, Ceclle Williams, Iff fen
Hermann. Pearl Ixjucks; alternate, An
nie Hoffmann; colors, orange.
ROWAN SHOCKED AT
WHAT HE READ HERE
Was 8hown Home ( V'rrc-Mponclrnre
That HevealHl I'Rly Truth Cn
, The Teftria. S'ar says: "Roan
while In Rock Island Saturday, hft'd
but a short conversation with Rextou.
spending most of his time perusing a
small bale of correspondence copied
from the files of the national commis
sion. Rowan was. Indeed, surprised
at what he found. Personal corres
pondence, written in the spirit of con
Idence, was there for Mike to chuckle
over. That Herrmann should give over
copies of any correspondence pertain
ing to business of his office with regard
to the league affairs Rowan believed
was Just, but it looked a bit queer to.
find personal correspondence wrltte
(Coatlnusd Pac. Eight.)!