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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1911.
PASS THE PRODS
ROW GOOSE EGGS
Pretzels Are Helpless Before
Phil Dellar, Who Shuts
Them Out 2 to 0.
GAME NEVER IN DANGER
Via! tors Reach Ttiird Several Times
but There They Stop Score
Should Hare Been Larger.
Waterloo at Rock Island.
Davenport at Dubuque.
Qtiincy at Springfield.
Danville at Peoria.
The Pretzels, proud victors In the
shigfest of Wednesday, bowed their
heads In defeat yesterday afternoon,
when the Islanders came back to
their own and exhibited a little of
the brand of baseball that Is going
to make them strong contendere for
the pennant this year. The score
was 2 to 0. The visitors were not
given even a peep, Phil Dellar hold
ing them without one of their num
ber succeeding in getting over the
pan with a taliy. Carneys men scor
ed twice and they ought to have
doubled that number had their hit
ting eyes been a little brighter. The
two was a great sufficiency, how
ever, and there was no need for the
tieveral runs which failed to mater
ialize. DF.1XAH 19 STEADY.
Both Dellar for the Islanders and
Crabb for the Davenporters pitched
nice ball considering the strong wind
which was blowing in their faces and 1
which made twirling 'almost as dif
ficult as the day before. Dellar es
pecially was Bteady and when men
were on the circuit, as was often the
case, he was on his toes all the time,
and only once did a Pretzel come
close to counting, and then he was
nipped at the plate. The fifth and
seventh innings were the only ones
in which the visitors had the locals
worried. In each of these rounds a
pair of hits was garnered and a run
ner reached third, but there he per
ished both times, while Dellar took
care that the necessary hit was not
HOW ll.4)KK K1HEI.
Stevens led olT in the second in
ning with a hit over second base and
went' to third on a misplay which
' allowed Slattery to reach second, j
Slats grounded down first basewards
and Kelly It the ball go through j
him. Koepping was backing him up I
and he grabbed the ball and threw
to Crabb, who was covering first.
The peg was wild and the runners
kept moving up until the ball was
recovered. Kelly flew out to left
and then Heinle Snyder surprised
everyone by making a corking hit
between third and short. Slats tried
to follow Stevens over the pan. but
a good throw in from Finney nipped
him. The second of the runs was
made in the fourth Inning and was
the result of a base on balls fol
lowed by a wild pitch, a stolen base
and a hit. Jack Clynes got the walk
and when Crabb heaved a' bad one
to the plate which Coleman merely
managed to cuff down. Jack went to
t-econd. He reached third by pulling
off a neat delayed steal and scored
on Stevens' hit to center.
COXB ciora TWICX.
It looked as though another run
was a cinch for the Islanders In tha
sixth when Slatteiy led off with a
three-base hit drive which hit the
back fence on tha fly. Crabb hyp
notized the next three batters, bow
aver, and fanned Kelly, Snyder and
Custer In secoesslon. Chances ap
peared good again in the very next
inning when Dellar led off with a
hit and reached second on a passed
ball but Vogel was oat on a banted
third strike and Hunter's best ef
fort was a grounder which moved
Dellar to third. Clynes walked and
Stevens filled the bases by getting
hit with a pitched ball, bat . Slats
fooled out to Kelly and ended the
session. The score of the gus:
ROCK ISLAND. A.B. R. H. P. A. E.
Vogel. 2b 2 0 J) 1 0 1
Hunter, rf ..... 3 0 0 3 0 0
Clynes, If 2 1 0 1 1 0
Stevens, cf 3 1 2 2 0 0
Slattery, lb 4 0 1 S 0 p
Kelly, 3b 4 0 1 1 0 0
Snyder, as 2 0 1 7 3 0
Custer, c 3 0 0 6 2 0
Dellar, p 4 0 1 1 2 .0
Major Leagues Set .Record Yeeterday
Probably Dae to Ldve Ball
and High Wind.
..27 2 6 27 8 1
A.B. R. H. P. A. K.
Finney, If 3
Koepping, 2b .'. S
Pi win, cf 3
Bromwich, 3b 4
Crangle. rf 4
Capbman, se 4
Kelly, lb 3
Coleman, c 3
Crabb. p 3
0 6 24 12 3
Score by Innings:
Rock Island 01010000 2
Davenport 000000 000 0
Summary: Three-base hit Slattery.
Sacrifice hit Hunter. Stolen bases
Clynes. Finney. Double' play Snyder
Slattery. Bases on balls Off Dellar. 3 ;
off Crabb. 6. Wild pitch Crabb. Hit
by pitched ball Stevens, Finney.
Struck out By Dellar. 4; by Crabb, 6.
Passed ball Coleman. Time of game
1:55 Umpire Guthrie.
Qlisa HAS BIG OPEWIXG.
Quincy, 111., May 12. Qulncy's open
ing was attended by 5,000 fans, who
saw Springfield defeated. 4 to 1.
Schroeder was wild, issuing four pass
es, and Springfield's errors proved
Hart man, rf
F. Donahue, 2b
There was a reason for the big
scores Rock Island and Davenport
made on the opening day here.
Something in the air compelled it, not
only here, but in other places. The
climax was reach 1 jestcrday In the
big leagues when in the two major cir
cuits 126 runs were made and 177
base hits - secured. This is probably
a record. The Chicago White Sox top
ped the bunch with an even score of
tallies against Washington. The Phil
lies scored 19 times against Pittsburg,
while Cincinnati made 13 runs against
Boston, which made 10; Brooklyn
roanded the base 10 times against St.
Louis and the Chicago Cub? counted
nine times against New York. Taking
the big leagues through there were an
average of 22 hits in each game, or li
for each team.
As to the reason there are a num
ber of theories advanced
it for third the instant the ball left
Colemaa's hands and he was to
third almost as soon as the ball was
to second. No attempt was made to
get him there at all.
There were about nine Davenport
ers who had saved up enough money
to enable them to buy tickets to the
game and seats in the 16 -cent section
of the bleachers and from there
they rooted, hooted and howled all
through the game. They called Del
lar a big dub because he wouldn't
let the Pretzels hit the ball as hard
and often as they thought right and
proper. They survived the ordeal,
however, and by clubbing together
managed to get back to their homes
without walking. One of them is
still kicking because Kelly's drive in
the ninth inning was not "just one
foot to the side In either direction."
LOSS OF 31,000 IN
BALL PARK BLAZE
North Section of Bleachers and
Stretch of Pence Destroyed
ITS ORIGIN IS NOT KNOWN
Standing and Results
Is Fire Started From Cigar
Cigare Stomp "Quick
Work Prevents Spread.
a cork center ball, which is livelier
than the balls used In past seasons,
has been adopted. Outfield hits are
longer and infield drives harder than
has been usual. This might explain
the high scores taking a period of
games, or the entire season, but it
hardly accounts for the big doings yes
terday. The real reason is probably
to be found In warm weather and high
winds, which favor the batter more
than the fielder. Spectators little
realize the handicap that a 30-milo
breeze imposes upon players in raak
ing accurate throwing and judging of
balls well nigh impossible.
One is that Peoria 2
Rock Island 1
Collins. If. ...
Johnson, c. . .
Cochrane, ss. .
R. H. P. A. E.
0 0 10 0
1 0 2 4 1
10 10 0
0 12 4."
114 0 0
0 2 14 0 0
0 0 0 0 0
0 0 3 2 0
1 0 0 6 0
4 4 27 16 1
K. H. P. A. E.
0 10 0 0
1 2 2 0 0
0 14 0 0
0 1 5 0 (t
0 0 7 0 0
0 13 2 0
0 2 12 1
0 0 12 1
0 0 12 0
Gloves and Mitts.
We have the largest stock
to select from, and a full
stock on hand of baseball
The Official Spalding Ball
We carry Chaflin Spalding
and Victor Ball Shoes to
1619 2d Ave.
Total 1 8 24 8 2
Springfield 001 M0H 01
Quincy 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 x 4
Stolen bases Myers. Donahue Two
base hits Kommers (2). Struck out
Py Spencer. 3; by Schroeder. 7. Bases
on balls Off Spencer. 1; off Schroed
er, 4. Umpire Cusack.
PEORIA DLAJTKS DA5VILLE.
j Danville, 111., May 12. Bunched hits
j coupled with a wild pitch and bad
1 peg. lost the second of the series for
! Danville yesterday, 3
Ball, cf 0
Sours, If 1 0 0 0 1
Freimer. 2b 0 n 3 3 1
Wlkes. ss 2 1 1 2 1
Dickey, lb 1 0 10 0 0
Harrington, c 1 1 4 1 0
Wolfe, c 0 0 0 0 0
Hendrix. p 1 1 0 5 0
Shackelford, p 0 0 0 0 0
Total 12 9x25 13 4
Batted for Ferrias In ninth. xOue
out when winning run was made.
Dubuque 1 2 0 00 2 12 5 13
Waterloo 30034000 2 12
Stolen bases Long. Wilkes, H. Dar
ringer, Melchoir. Two-bast hits Beat
ty, Melchoir. Three-base hits Beal
ty, Plass. Home runs Clemen3,
Plass. Struhk out By Ferrias, 6: by
Hendrix, 3. Bases on balls Off Fer
ries. 4; off Hendrix. 3; off Shackel
ford, 1. Unpire Daly.
W. L. Pet.
Philadelphia 18 6 .750
New York 14 8 .636
Pittsburg 14 8 .636
Cincinnati 10 8 .656
Chicago 12 11 .622
Boston 8 17 .320
St. Louis 6 13 .316
Brooklyn 6 17 .261
W. L. Pet.
21 4 .840
13 10 .565
11 9 .560
11 10 .524
11 10 .524
8 12 .400
9 16 .360
5 18 .217
NOTES OF THE GAME
R. H. P. A. E.
0 0 10 0
0 0 4 2 1
0 1 4 7
0 12 0 0
0 0 0 1 0
0 0 11 o 0
0 112 1
0 2 4 2 0
0 0 0 3 0
: PEORIA. R
' Fountain, ss 0
j McDonald, rf
I Jacobs, c
J Myers. 3b
I Graham, If
Total 3 7 27 16 1
Peoria 001 002 00 0 3
Danville 0 0000000 00
Stolen base Bllta. Two base hits
Jacobs. Hildebrand (2). Kaylor, Siner.
Struck out By Woods, 2: by Tom
mens, 1. Bases on balls Off Woods, t;
off Tommens, 1. Umpire Bennett.""
PI. AS STARS WITH STICK.
Dubuque. May 12. Plass. with a
home run in the eight and a three
bagger in the ninth, with the bates
full, broke up yesterday s game with
Waterloo. Dubuque scored five runs
In the ninth and won. 13 to 12. Score:
DUBUQUE. R. H. P. A. K.
Olsen. cf 2 2 7 C 1
Plass. 2b 1 3 a 2 0
R. Darrlnger. 3b 0 0 0 3 1
Paddock, ss 0 2 2 2 2
H. Dsrringer, rf 0 2 0 0 C
Beatty. lb 3 210 0 1
Melchoir, If , 2 2 0 0 C
Kreitx.'c 3 2 5 2 0
Ferrias. p 1 0 3 2
"Boucher 1 0
Waterloo comes tomorrow for
The big twirler from the west nev
er let down for a minute during the
Zeke Irwin played center for Dav
enport in place of Harry Ohland. He
failed to get a hit or a putout.
Stevens was the star performer.
He made two nice running catches
besides scoring once and driving in
the other tally.
If that fire had started after the
terrific bombardment of the fences
Wednesday the origin would not
have been so hard to explain.
Slats had his three-sacker aimed
wrong. It was headed too far to the
east, else it might have cleared the
fence for another homer. It was a
dandy wallop at that and the only
extra base swat of the contest.
Clvnes made a feature catch of
Crabb s fly in the second Inning. The
drive looked good for several bases,
as It was right in the groove be
tween left and center. It took some
fast running to enable the Islander
to get under it, but he was there
when It came down.
The game ended with a double
play. Crangle. who opened the ninth
for Davenport with a hit. was on
first and one man was down. Joe
Kelly, the Davenport first Backer,
lined one to Heinle Snyder, who
caught It and nipped Crangle at
Clynes' theft of third base In the
fourth inning was clever. He played
pretty well off second and gave
Coleman the Impression that he was
taking long chances. Coleman final
ly called for a waste ball and when
it came he hurled it to Chapman at
second. The wily Jack was beating
W. L. Pet.
Minneapolis 18 11 .621
Columbus 13 9 .591
Kansas City 14 10 .583
Milwaukee 15 11 .577
St. Paul 12 12 .500
Louisville 12 13 .480
Toledo 10 16 .385
Indianapolis ! 7 19 .269
Rock Island. 2; Davenport, 0.
Danville, 0; Peoria, 3.
Quincy, 4, Springfield, 1.
Dubuque, 13; Waterloo, 12.
New York, 3; Chicago, 9.
Philadelphia, 19; Pittsburg, 10.
Brooklyn, 10; St. Louis. 1.
Boston. 10; Cincinnati, 13.
Chicago, 20; Washington, 6.
St Louis. 2; Philadelphia. 4.
Cleveland, 6; Boston. 7 (10 innings).
Detroit, 0; New York, 6.
St. Paul, 8; Kansas City, 20.
Minneapolis, 4; Milwaukee, 13.
Indianapolis, 1; Columbus, 2.
Louisville, 3; Toledo. 5.
Aurora, 3; Madison, 2 Ml innings).
Rockford. 8; Racine, 5.
Oshkosh, 6; Appleton, 1.
Green Bay-Fond du Lac, wet grounds.
Topeka, 3; Sioux City, 5.
Wichita, 5; St. Joseph, 3.
Denver, 4; Des Moines, 5.
Lincoln, 5; Omaha, 6.
MISS ALLEN THE WINNER
Women's PreHmiiwiry Golf Match
Played at Arsenal.
The women's preliminary match of
the 1911 season was played yesterday
afternoon at the Rock Island Arsenal
Golf club. Miss Elizabeth Allen. Dav
enport, was the winner. The scores:
In out gr's net
Mrs. O. H. Sieffert.7l 71 142 14 down
Mrs. H. Evans.. ...69 79 148 18 down
Miss N. Grace 64 65 109 16 down
Miss E. Allen 64 53 98 12dowq
Mrs. Q. W. French. 61 67 118 13 down
Baseball Boiled Down
Total - 13 16 27 12 7
WATERLOO. R. H- P. A. E.
Collins, cf. .. 0 2 S 0. 1
Long. rf. 1 0 0 0 0
Wall, 3b 2 2 2 2 0
Clemens, If v. 3 2 2 0
Pitcher Eddie Smith of Winnipeg has
Dubnque has sold Pitcher Omer
Benn to Rockford, and Pitcher Negar
Red Faber, purchased by Pittsburg
last year from Dubuque, has been drop
ped by Manager Clarke and will go to
Indianapolis for further seasoning.
Guess this Is about the last of the 1910
Three-Eye graduates to come back.
Not one 'seems to have made good
Shortstop - Groh, who Jumped the
Springfield team and played with
Zanesville. Ohio, has been fined $50.
He will rejoin the Senators and try out
against Cochrane. obtained from Bloom
ington. for the short field. Cochrane
and Nagle, at third,- both new men,
proved the weak spots in the opening
game with Quincy yesterday.
The Decatur Herald calls it "the
shell of the old Three-Eye league"
and predicts an early collapse of sev
eral of the clubs. And yet in the
same paragraph plans are discussed
0 for getting into the circuit. All right.
Decatur. Glad to have you with us
when there's a vacancy, but don't try
to pull any 10-club business on us.
We have been playing long enough
against Davenport and the fans will
welcome the advent of Waterloo to
morrow. A four, or even a six-club
league would bring the same teams to
gether too often. The fans want to
see new performers, which is about
the only argument that can - be ad
vanced for a 10-clnb league, which also
has too many drawbacks to be suc
cessful. Already we hear a noiee like an ex
plosion in the Western association
and Western league. In the former cir
cuit Joplln has canceled its games and
the franchise will likely be transfer
red to some live Oklahoma town. In
the latter Wichita Is losing Manager
Isbell f 100 a day and be says hs will
give the city Just one week to bring
the attendance up to a point where he
can break even.
Site of R4 Sea.
The Red sea would extend from
Washington to Colorado, sad It Is
three times as wide as Lake Ontario.
Hardly an hour had elapsed after
the last ardent and satisfied' fan bad
left the Rock Island baseball paik
yesterday before the north bleacheis
were enveloped in flames and burned
to the ground. Caretaker Robert Shaw
completed his work at the park shoit
ly after 6 o'clock and had started for
home. He had gone two blocks when
his attention was called to flames at
the ball park. He hastened back and
found the entire north section burning.
The fire department had been sum
moned and made a record run to the
The fire had been communicated to
the south section of the bleachers and
had Just burned the siding and was
beginning to creep along the siding
when the firemen checked the blaze,
using two chemicals and their axes.
Their attention was then turned to
surrounding property, which had been
scorched by the excessive heat of the
IAY l.TOO FEET OF HOSE.
In order to secure a stream of water
with pressure enough to throw the
water 20 feet, it was necessary to lay
1,700 feet of hose. Connection, was
made at Fourteenth street and Six
teenth avenue, the closest water plug.
After the fire had been gotten under
control, one stream of course was am
ple. Great as Is the loss to the
public spirited association, fortune
favored the owners of the bail
park as well as the players, who
had valuable personal property in tbe
club house, which is but a short dis
tance from the bleachers. Hal there
been a little more wind, and there wa3
plenty at that, and a little delay in re
sponse to the summons by the fire
department, the entire park might
have been swept off the map. As it
was, the old bleachers and part of
the east fence were destroyed. There
is only conjecture as to the origin of
the blaze. Either a burning cigar,
clgaret or match had been thrown in
some refuse and it had smoldered till
the park was emptied. Then the pile
of lumber which was stored under the
bleachers caught fire.
Early this morning a force of work
men was busily engaged in erecting a
fence and so at 3 o'clock this after
noon, the park was again enclosed.
This evening at 7:30, the stockhold
ers will meet In the New Harper and
will decide aB to whether the bleach
ers will be rebuilt or a section added
to the grandstand, and it is possible
nothing will be done this year as tho
accommodations are ample for any or
dinary occasion. The loss is in the
neighborhood of $1,000.
The destruction of the bleachers Is
a severe blow to the local association
which has no surplus revenues to ex
pend in replacing the destroyed por
tion. Inasmuch as the park was pro
vided originally by popular subscrip
tion there is talk of raising a fund
among the fans to replace the accom
The ball players, when they heard
that there was a fire at. the ball park.
lost no time in .hurrying there. They
were fearful that the club house was
ablaze and that their shoes, gloves and
other paraphernalia might be con
sumed. Had this been the case, rock
Island would have been handicapped
for a week 'or more by the players'
NEED OF MAI' EMPHASIZED.
The fire of last evening again em
phasizes the need of the laying of wat-
ermalns In the outh and west parts
of town, but till the residents there
establish grades, it will be impossible
to lay the mains. There is no fire
protection there and should a fire
break out when there is a high wind,
the entire section would undoubtedly
be swept away. Till the people get
together and comply with the city or
dinances in establishing grades and
preparing petitions for the mains, the
section will be without ample protec
tion. The Pre hose wss stretched across
Twelfth street at Sixteenth avenue,
snd Officer F. W. Herges who was
hastening to the' park, stationed him
self at that point to turn back auto
mobiles and rigs so that the hose
would not be torn.
L. R. CRANE
1801-1803 Second Ave.
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Shirts, soft collars to match $1.25, $1.50 $2.
Shirt, collars attached, 50c, $1, $1.25, $1.50
We are agents for the Superior union suits, $1
Holeproof hosiery for-men and boys. Ladies and
girls, six pair in a box, guaranteed to wear six
IF IPS NEW IT'S HERE.
- 1 II I Bill
1801-1803 -:2 nd. AveROCK jlSLAND
that the Juniors would get away with
the long end of the score. The sur
prise of the meet was the showing of
the seniors In the field events, as they
made 17 points in the only three held.
On the track the sophomores starred.
Kone getting four firsts out of the 60
yard dash, tbe 100, the 440 and the 220
yand hurdles. Whisler's second in the
mile and Tremann's second in the shot
put accounted for the rett of the soph
omore points. The mile was run quite
fast by Iiehnanmnn, who finished in
5:19, and Grove did well in the high
jump, beating Behnarnann when.the
height was 5 feet IV inches. The re
maining events, the 220-yard daab, the
half mile, the 120 high hurdles, the
relay, the pole vault, the dlscuB throw
and the broad Jump were held this af
ternoon, and the class winning at the
end of the meet will have their name
inscnlbed on the cup whic 1 hsofTered
annually for the interclass meet. The
Eummary of the events last night:
60-yard dash Kone, first; Silver
man, second; Wllcher, third.
100 yard dash Kone, first; Wilcher,
second: Silverman, third.
One-mile run Behnarnann,
Whisler, second; DeLong, third.
220-yard low hurdles Kone,
Grove, second; Silverman, third.
440-yard run Kone, first; Tracey,
second; Wllcher. third.
Hammen throw C. Budeller, flrt;
Behnamann, second; Wilcher, third.
High Jump Grove, first; Behna
mann, second; H. Budeller, third.
Shot put Woodln, first; Tremann,
second; C. Budeller, third.
team, denies the charges of the Wol
steneroft Brothers team In which the
latter claimed that a tie game had
been played last Sunday and that it
had broken up in confusion over a
ruling of the umpire. The Oorta rise
to state that the game went the regu
lation length and that the wtnnlng
run was mailf by them In their half of
the ninth with two men down. Ac
cording to this the score was 8 to 7
for the Colts. The latter acewpt tho
challenge of the Wolstencrofters for
another game and are willing and ea
ger to post a side bet In the shape of
a purse. Next Sunday the Colts play
the American Can company's team.
HAILED AS VICTOR
Outfight Tommy Mnrphy of Brook
lyn In Tftat City Is the
New York. May 12. "Knockout
Brown of New York outfought aui
easily won the popular decision over
Tommy Murphy, of Brooklyn at the
Whirlwind Athletic club, of Brooklyn,
last tilght. The little fighting Dutrh
rnan, as Brown Is called, was the
trrestior from the start and whll'.
Murphy fought a head fight, he had
not the strength to carry his skill to
advantage. One of tbe biggest
crowds that ever attended a fight In
Brooklyn witnessed the bout.
SENIORS FIRST IN
CLASS TRACK MEET
Eight Event Are Run Off Yesterday
Afternoon at Exposition
Eight of the events of the high school
Interclass track meet were run ofT at
Exposition park last evening after
school, and when It was all over and
the score was counted, it was found j
that , the seniors had 29 points, tbe j
BopuomoueB t' ana ine juniors ii,
while the freshmen had been unable
to score. There were no records brok
en In the meet, but there was plenty
of Interest and good natured class riv
alry to keep the fun going. The re
sult of the eight events was quite a
Rock Island Freight Clerks Mana
ger, John Klllian, claim dep&rtment.
"Unions" (W. C. U.) Manager,
Chris Naab. Jr., 618 Twelfth street.
Phone W. 646.
Howthorne Independents (11 year
ods Manager, Fred J. Nold, 701
Third avenue. Phone W. 1310.
Rock Island Arsenal ball club
Manager, W. W. Medcaif.
Rock Island West Knds Manager,
Frank Shean, C'ft Thirteenth avenue.
Fhone W. 132C-Y.
-Fritz's Colts" Manager Frank
Meyers, 901 Thirty-fifth street.
Phone West 12C9-Y.
. "Boosters" (14 year olds) Man
ager Charles Olson. 1S03 Thirtieth
street. Phone West 14 02.
"Sextons" Manager. Charles
Roantree, P. O. box 464,. Phone W.
"W. B. Club" Manager, G. Hu
100 Block club Manager Joe Gstet
tenbauer, 3127 Tenth avenue. Pnones
W. 1392 and E. 822.
Terros Cubs Manager G. E. Scot,
407 Brady street, Davenport Phone
A communication from Ben Stadcr,
surprise, as it was genenally figured secretary of - Fritz' Colts baseball
news an me time The
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the name after one trial and demand
the same as last. At the
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SOOO Fourth Avenue.
MUTUAL LOAN COMPANY
Peoples National Bank Building.
Open Wednesday and Sat ar day
Oeningti. Phone "West 122.