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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY, MA
IN OPENING GAME
Islanders Begin the Season
With a Clean Victory
Over Old Eivala.
1LAKAFF ON FIRING LINE
Allow Only Two 31en to Reach 8e
on -BrflliMt Playing of
As t&e golden run was sinking tnto
:lts bod In the western skies yesterday
evening, a funereal looking procession
of 2.500 Davenport baseball bugs
wended their way out of the Pretzel
vllle playground and In hushed whis
pers discussed the ways and means
whereby Manager Carney's Islanders
'had hvng a 3 to 0 trimming on their
favorites during the afternoon's pas
time which marked the opening game
of the schedule being played by the
Regulars of the Three-Eye league. It
certainly was a sad occasion for th
TJavenporters. They expected to win
Carney, the first two Islanders up in
the opening round, rolled easy ones
to Bromwlch. hot Clynes was more
particular than either of the two who
preceded him and he waited for four
wide ones. Stevens and Slattery fol
lowed suit and with the bases full.
Kelly whaled the sphere right through
Bromwlch and Clynes registered. Sny
der was nipped at first after a sensa
tional one-handed stop of his ground
er by Bromwich-
CLEVKR PXJLTV Cf THIRD.
Two more runs were added In the
third Inning, which was marked by
some mighty clever playing on the
part of the Islanders.' Jack Clynes led
oft with a hit back of third base and
Stevens followed with a high one that
dropped back of short. Slattery pop
ped to first. The two Islanders then
pulled off one of the feature plays of
the day, a doable stealing. Jack went
to third and at the same instant Steve
set out for second. O'Leary made a
desperate attempt to get Clynes, but
It Is questionable if a perfect peg
would have nipped him. Another fea
ture followed almost before the crowd
had a chance to recover its breath, for
on the next ball pitched. Kelly bunted
and the squeeze play was the result
Clever as Is Dan O'Leary at breaking
up this play, he was taken wholly by
surprise, as there were two rlkes on
Kelly when he dumped the ball down
towards first. Clynes started for
home at Just the right time and when
without any trouble over the team
which they had previously defeated the ball left the pitcher's hands, it
.four out of five tim?s in the exhlbi-j could not be perceived that the play
"tlon series. However, the Islanders had started but an Instant later It was
who faced them were not the same j evident, for Clynes made a streak for
ones who played in the exhibition i home. Kelly was nipped at first, but
as they had put aside their "kidding'
CELLAR A REGULAR
Pitcher Purchases His Own Re
lease From the Edmonton
STAFF IS NOW STRONGER
Walter Quelsser Return and Star
shall Comingor Reports to
The reporting of three pitchers this
morning to Manager Bill Carney re
lieved the Islander chief of no little
worry because of his lack of box per
formers. Frank Lakaff yesterday was
the only regular pitcher on the team,
as Dellar was not in uniform and Wal
ter Queisser was out of the city.
Quelsser returned this morning from
Indianapolis and with him came Mar
shall Comlngor, the lanky heaver who
was with the team part of last season,
but who was unable to get into shape
whereby he could really show what he
had in the way of benders and foolers.
The Phil Dellar trouble with the Ed
monton club was also cleared up and
this morning Phil became an Islander
again by purchasing his own release
from his former owners.
Ol n.OOK IS BRIGHT.
Manager Carney is satisfied that Del
lar will be one of the best twirlers in
Rogge, p 0 0 0 7 0
Totals z 3 24 14 2
WATERLOO. R. H. P. A. E.
Collins, cf 2 1
Sours, rf 0 1
Wall, 3b 0 1
Clemens, if 0 0
Bowman. 2b 0 0
Wilkes, ss 1 0
Dickey, lb 1 0 14
Harrington, c v 1 0 3
Stowers, p 0 1 1
, Total 5 4 27 14 6
Score by innings:
Dubuque 00200000 0 2
Waterloo 1 2000020 5
Summary: Stolen bases Plass, Beat
ty. Collins, Wall. Dickey. Two-base hit
Sours. Struck out By Stowers, 2;
by Rogge, 2. Bases on balls Off
Rogge, 4. Umpire Bennett.
Davenport appeared In new uni
forms of maroon and white. The Is
landers wore their last year's uni
forms and looked very nice at that.
The brass band occupied a space in
the grand stand. The tunes became
sad, however, when inning after inn
ing failed -to give the home team a
Dan O'Leary, upon his first appear
rt . I.PU- hwh omirplr -n ' c. . th Ipaeu this vpar. and the fans here i ""' al oal " " rt " u lu""
- ' i . 1 11 - BUUl r- 1 1L1II r" l r t flif VI fTII I I ' r - - - ,
third. ThA i.f: .onreH when Kn.n.! know what to expect from waiter!1 was presenea a nuge pretzel oec-
N0TES OF THE GAME
Well, the season opened auspicious
clotheB and were out to win, and win
they did In a decisive manner.
UK.tFP THE HERO.
Reliable old Frank Iakaff was the
Quelsser and Frank Ikaff. and that!orated with yellow and green ribbons, j
leaves the boss to complete his pitch
ing staff with one or two other pitch
ers. Whiteside and Hofer both look
Cood, but they are young and the nian-
ping errored on Snyder's grounder.
and the three winning runs were in.
NEVER GET D(iEROl .
The Pretzels were powerless before
real hero of the battle, although there! hi Frak I.akafT and ti'ev never even
ere numerous contenders for that ti- threatened sc-ously to score Onl;aper wil1 PrODabiy farm them for ajj
tie among nis associates. Fran was 'two of their number reached second j -Kar 11 "c Bel uu,u 8"Ille l"uvr
in grand form and the Davenport b3t-jbase and only four of them died on I heads- w,tn a 6taff aa Kood last
Ters never looked even dangerous. His the circuit. Only eight of them reach ' -vear' ,he team "ht to go fine. The
control was excellent and he could 'ed first base and half of thse wereimfleld ,s tne 6ame- and Harry Kelly
break curves over the plate that made' nipped on their way around. The!bids 'alr bave a Detter 5"ear than he
tne batters think thev were cross-lvnre of the eame-
eyed. He worked steadily and con-
did last season, while the outfield looks
w here along the line. Next to Frank, j rarn?r rf"
the honors of the day must be given to I fi vn-s ' If
Jack Clynes, the Inlanders' ppeedy lftjc. ' '.
fielder. Clynes scored two of the
three runs end figured in two sen
sational pla;. s in whi'-h he proved ihatl,
he has a wonderful throwing arm
i Slattery. lb
I snyaer, es
; Custer, c
Kelly and Vocel a .'so got away with j
Fensational plays whi"h in any o'herj
game would have been the real f ea-;
tiire. Custer, too. pulled off a number!
of brilliant plays. j DAVENPORT.
ei.ox mi i-i ..i.e. j F inney, if
"Yokahama" Nelson. he of the no hit1 KofT-ping. b .
r ii. 1 n .1
no-run game, did the hurling for Dan
I Riomwioh. 3b
i Cranele. rf . . .
O'leary's squad and the Davenport
bugs expected hi in to taka ;m awful
crimp in The islanders. Fi'e hmdied , iv- 1 '
fans from this city who were at the ' f -'hapman. :
game guessed otherwise. Nflsou ! 'sry. c
pitched some pretty nice ball, but he;fIsoD' p
was no puzzle to 'l e Ir-Jahder, vhoi
made three runs off him in the first
three Innings and then settled down
and played defensively, though al
ways threateningly. It looked like a
cinch for Davenport when Yogel and
A.B. R. H. P. A.
. 4 0 0 4 3
.4 0 O 0 0
.5 0 0 7 1
.3 0 0 0 4
.29 3 5 27 13
A.B. R. H. P. A.
. 4 0 0 2 3
. 3 0 0 1 1
. 2 0 1 7 3
. 2 0 0 0 0
.29 0 5 27 11
even faster than that of last season.
Score by innings:
Rock Island 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 03
Davenport 00000000 0 0
Summary: Sacrifice hits Kelly (2j,
0 j Custer. Stolen bases Vogel. Clynes
oj (2). Stevens (2). Ohland. Double play
0 ; Clynes-Vogel Slattery. Bases on balls
0 Off lakaff. 2; off Nelson, 6. Struck
0 j out By La k a IT, 6: by Nelson, 5. Time
0 ; of game 1:30. Umpire Cusack.
0J REC ORD ( RIIHI) AT WATERLOO.
1 Waterloo. Iowa. May 5. Waterloo
I opened the league season with a record
t attendance of 5,no and a 5 to 2 vic
tory. Rogge lost the game for Dubuque
0 ! through his lack of control. Stowers
1 pitched fine hall for Waterloo, but was
0 ; poorly supported. The game was pre
0 ' ceded by a parade, and all business
0 i houses closed for the afternoon. The
o t store:
o nrRforE. r i-r p a k
i Olson, cf 0 0 3 0 0
Plass fh n n :t r? it
R. Darringer, 3b 1 0 0 2 0
Paddock, ss .' 1 1 1 2 2
H. Darringer 0 0 1 0 0
Beatty, lb 0 1 13 0 0
Kirkham, If 0 0 0 0 0
Kreitz, c 0 1 3 0 0
It must have helped some, for Dan im
mediately made a hit.
Bill Carney's team certainly looked
fine. Bill said last night.. "EVerv man
n the lineup with one exception look
ed like a big. leaguer. The exception
was your humble servant. I simply
couldn't find the pill with the club."
If there ever was a game with
more thrilling features in it, we would
like to have seen it. The score book
had to be all marked up to show the
star plays. The Islanders made six
plays themselves which deserve note
and Davenport pulled off several nice
Mayor Alfred Mueller failed to put
in his appearance in the box to start
the game by pitching the first ball.
All the ceremony there was at the
park was a march of the prayers from
the club house to the diamond. One
team came on either side of the band
and the effect was quite thrilling.
. 9t&&MnVti& ----- -
the Art of Modern Brewing is found
within every bottle of
" The Old Reliable 99
Brews will come and brews will go have their little day
then vanish but Budweiser tjoes on forever everlast-1
ing Quality, Purity and mildness is the reason.,
Bottled only at the
Sl Louis, Mo.
A. D. Huesing
Rock IsTand Dlinoi
Vog"l made the last sensational play1
in the ninth inning when he dupii-
cated Kelly's catch in the second!
round. Ohland popped one back ofi
second and Otto reached the spot m
some marvelous manner and rohbed
the batter of a safety. Altogether it
was a game long to be remembered
by the Islander fans.
Umpire Steve Cusack demonstrated
clearly that even a big league arbiter
cannot satisfy the Davenport crowd
when the Pretzels are being beaten.
Unless every man was caught at least
10 feet from a bag, a kick was raised by
those who knew more about it than
Steve. To fair minded fans Steve
looks just as good as he ever did and
he Is reckoned as one of the best if
not the best the Three-Eye league has
That man Clynes looks like the find
of the season. In addition to making
the first hit of the game, two of the
scores, and stealing two bases, he got
two beautiful assists fromhis out
field position. In the fifth inning on a
hit and run play by Davenport, he
went backwards and nailed a fly which
went deep into left field and then
threw the ball to within 10 feet of first
base and the runner from that station
w-as doubled. He stood on second wi;h
his mouth open. In the next inning.
however, was his really beautiful per
formance. Koepping dropped one
down the third base line and tried to
make second on it. Clynes secured
the ball and whipped It to second so
fast that the air fairly sizzled and the
little Davenporter was nipped nicely.
An ordinary fielder would have made
no attempt to get the man.
Custer pulled off the first of the Is
landers' feature plays by making a
running catch of a high foul off Bronx
wich's bat In the second inning. He
leaned forward so far in reaching for
it that he came nearly falling on his
nose. Then Kelly made an even
prettier catch of Crangle's pop
over thjrd. He was running
directly away from the plate
as bard as he could go and while look
ing over his shoulder he located the
flying sphere and giahbed it before It
touched the ground. KeTiy made an
other nice play In the sixth inning
when Finney hit an easy one towards
third. Kelly had to come in fast in or
der to even have a chance at getting
the runner and his wonderful arm
stood him well in need. The pill was
whistled across the diamond in time
for a put-out.
Men and Boys
Ladies and Girls
1801-1803 2nd. Ave. ROCK ISLAND
YOU men who are carefully particular about
your dress will find that we've been particu
larly careful to collect only such garments as you will
take pleasure in wearing. Men's and young men's
$12.00 to $30.00
The Newest Things in Hats, Shirts and Furnishings
GREEK LOSES IN
Fails to Handle Thompson and!
Emil Sporrey in the Alloted
the doings has not been made public
It is asserted, however, that it is
nothing that the Pretzel fans or the
executive manager of the regulars
can possibly take exception to. A
big crowd of the Islanders will ac
company the team tomorrow to root
and to witness the "stunt."
PUTS CYCLONE TO THE MAT
Hour and a Half Service Saturdays and
Sundays on the Rock Island
Comencing Saturday, April 29. the
Rock Island Southern will run trains
every hour and a half, from 7 a. m. un
til 11:30 p. m.. from Rock Island to
Monmouth on Saturdays and Sundays.
On other days the present three-hour
schedule will be maintained. Special
round trip rates will be sold every
day, effective April 30, as follows: Be
tween Rock Island and Taylor Ridge.
45c; Reynolds, 60c; Mathers ville, 90c;
Gilchrist, $1; Aledo, IL25; Burgess,
.25; Norwood, $1.35 ; Monmouth,
11.75; Galesburg. J2. For further In
formation telephone North 2628.
Feat Requires 2fl Minutes, However,
and Tires Foreigner m That
Second Man has it F.asy.
William Demetral. the "Greek
Demon" lost his handicap wrestling
match in Moline last evening by fail
ing to throw both Cyclone Tommy
Thompson and Emil Sporrey in 45
minutes. He thereby lost a purse of
$300. The bouts occurred at the
Moline theatre and one of the biggest
crowds that ever assembled in the
three cities to witness a wrestling ex
hibition turned out. To Thompson
is given the credit for the failure of
the Greek champion to carry off the
prize money. Although Tommy suc
cumbed to a hammerlock after 20 min
utes of fierce tussling, he worried the
Greek so much In that time that
Sporrey found it easy to hold off a
fall In the remaining 9 minutes.
Thompson put up a great exhibition.
After working on the defensive for a
while, he became impatient and went
after the Greek hammer and tongs 1
and had him going right. It looked !
for a time as though Tommy was
going to end the bout by throwing
Demetral, but the latter's superior
Baseball Boiled Down
The Teoria Three-Eye team defeat-1 released "Chief Ncrrom as manager,
od Lincoln yesterday, 9 to 1. The redman U Siiid to havj Lieen tlm
first of his race to load a ball tu'ii.
Hints are beins dropped at Serine;- j lie was succeod"d by Houalas .IcITrles,
field of another injunction which it is j the :; Commodore. Norcum thereupon
intimated may be sprung ou the Three- landed a job as umpire in the saiu;
Waterloo has released First Base-! The Sjorting News explains ho v
man Demlar, secured from H''s j i'e'acliy Graham e;irii' ( his salarr
Moines, and signed First Baseman j raise wiih Boston this spring. llu
Webster, last season with Hannibal. played the first game as a holdout fr
j $;:0n more a year. At the critic. 1
When asked by a home paper for a : juncture he lined out a hit that won
statement on the opening of the sea-j the contest and I'u Hiik nt Itusacl!
son of the Three-Eye Remilnr.;. Kin-j prompt ly granted his demand,
sella is said merely to have smiled.
Bet it was a dry grin. Kinsella Is 0,'iett.il as once moro
saying he won'r play lin'jlali thi
Don't know what Quiney wanted season uiilesw Qiiim-y is taken care m.
with 'em, but Ho'er has ju3t taken on Fine chance for Dh'U, it sc-;na He
a couple of Central )ea'4U3 players. J says tjuincy's injunction Is sure to b
Smith, a pitcher, from Terro Haute, j mpde permanent, in which event th'
and Frank Donahue an ;nfield'-r who (courts ui!l not let him play wlthouV
is said to be a brother of .ligs Dimv
hue, formerly with the hite Sox.
The Jackson, Miss., league club h is
Quiticy, and if he attempts to have any
(leaiiiiL-s with the Key ci'y wui' 'he
injunction If in lree the n;:ioii:.l
iiii.-'.-uou will at', i.il 'o 1i:m ia-e
Standing1 and Results
J Columbus S 8
j Louisville 9 10
, Toe,,, 7 j t
j Indiantipolis ; 11
Rock Island 1 0
strength stood him in good stead and j Waterloo 1 it
he finally put Tommy to the mat I Davenport 1
IPHHEY O IlKFKVtiH K. j Dubu.J ie 0 1
Sporrey "played a defensive game !
while on the mat and the Greek could I NATIONAL LEAGI E.
not get to him for the needed fall, j y
When time was called and the Greek J Philadelphia 14 4
had lost, he challenged anyone of hisi-ew york n j
weight for a straight wrestling bout ijttBf)Urg 10 h
cepted. Demetral w restles Charn-1 rin,nnaf ,
plon Frank Gotch at Bay City, Mich., I '
next Monday night and later In the " s) " '
w eek he meets Dr. Roller in New 1' J"ls 6
VnrV I . V.o .cml.ulnHnn nt thai Brooklyn 4
card last evening, George Nicholson
of East Moline threw Harrison Good
win of Quincy in 17 minute
ROCK ISLAND FANS
MAKE SECRET PLANS
AMERICAN LEAGI E.
Detroit 17 2
New York S
Are Going to Pull Off Some Sort of
Stunt in Connection With To
i Boston . . . . 9
j Chicago H
! Philadelphia h
St. Louis 4
The fans of this city are planning Minneapolis 17 Z
to pull off 6ome sort cf a stunt in-St- rail 9 S
connection with tomorrow s game in ! Milwaukee 1 1 9
Davenport although tae nature of Kansas City a 9
.3 1 1
. f t
i.i:st i 1 1:1m v.
THREE-EYE I .HAG 1'E,
Dav'ii;iort. U; Rock I. land. 3.
Waterloo. .'; Diilniipie, 3.
NATI'I.V l, I.EAGCE. .
Chicvic.o. ; C'ifi' .'iunatl, 5.
Pitt.ljiiig. !7- Sf. I.o'ili-. 1.
Boston. ': New Yorl.,-7. i
Pljilad-lpnia. ; I'-iool.lyn, 0.
C'l"vel;itid. 1; Chicago. 7.
St. l..)!li'i. 2. IietlY.it, I
Vashiif;rtojj. 2; Fhiind ij.l.ia. C.
New York, 't, l!otou. 2.
A Ml : R I C A N A K S ( i . ' i A T I O N .
Milwaukee, 3; Indiana j-oiis, J (11 In
flings i .
Kansas fi') 9; Toledo, C.
St. Paid. ?.: I.uis ville, 5.
Minneapolis, 7; Columhus, 3.
Lincoln. 7; Topeka, 2.
Wichita, 0; i h -river. 1.
St Joseph, C; Dg Moirn s. 3.
Omaha, ft: Sioux City, 10.
CENTRA I ASSOCI ATIO.V.
Keokuk, r, : Kewanee, 4.
Burlington, 1; (ttumwa( ft.
Monmouth. 5: Muscatine. 6.
Galesburg, 5; Hannibal, 2 (seven n
tiiaffsi. CENTRAL LEAGCE.
South B-j.id, Wheeling. 1.
(C'or.tinued on i'aj Volr)