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THE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1911.
IS ON IN EARNEST
Bock Island High Plays Annual1
Game With the Alumni at
ALEDO TEAM AT MOLINE
Davenport Face Maqnoketa Squad
Which Wa Defeated Satur
day by MoUne.
Tho tail gridiron frolics of the tn-
city schools commenced today in earn
est, each of the three hJgh schools and j Ohio State
St. Ambrose college playing a game. lumbua.
Rock lid and high school was scheduled j Monmouth and Lombard at Mon
to "meet the- Alumni In the annual en- mouth.
counter which always marks the open-1 Indiana and De Pauw at Bloom
ing of the football season in Rock j ington.
Island. Blnce the year 1906 when the) Minnesota and Ames at Minneapo
LUrh school team won, G to 5. the ! lis.
Alumni has always been successful in! Western Reserve and Hiram at Hi
getnng away with tie long end of the ' ram.
argument and they expressed a deter- Oberlin and Heidelberg at Ober-
ral nation to continue the record in to-
day's contest at Island City park. The
high school boys felt sure that it was
their turn at last and that they were
due to start the schedule with a vic
tory. MOLI.VE AT HOME.
Moline high school which last Sat
urday easily won from Macjuoketa,
was scheduled to play the Aledo high ;
school team and the prospec's were !
considered bright for another victory j
for the Plow City boys.
Davenport counted on an eaBy vic
tory over Maqucketa. inasmuch as
thy proved so easy for Moline last
week. Coach Nixon has a squad which
appears as good as last year and the
team is already attracting attrition
St. Ambrose college had a game ar -
ranged with Clinton high school at
Clinton. The Davenport collegians are j
to be the Turkey day opponents of the
Rock Island boys, and th'y are being
watched wph interest on that account.
Clinton, aa usual, has a strong team.
The National Pennant Kace
There was jio change in the Nation-,
Hi league jx-iiuant race yesterday, as
both "ubs ami Giants were idle. If'
the Giants win seven of their remain I
ing 11 games the Cubs cannot take the ;
Iennarit, ven if they would win alii
their remaining nine tames,
case the standing would be:
New York 1 .'. 1 :7
Defeat. Motor Ihutt in Match Kace
on Portage l.uke.
Houghton, Mich., Sept. 3 0. A
Curtlss hydro-aeroplane, driven by
C. C. Witmer, defeated It. C. Pryor's
Chicago to Shine During Automobile Week
Chicago's great ;ir,u mobile row.
which is over two mil. s in length on
Mulligan avenue alone, is taking on
gala attire f.'r the aamtnl full opeiiim;
i' '! ('liicai,o Auti. mobile Trade assn-
m'ion. which lit'nim S;i; 'inlay. Oct.
7. and cuiuiuiics through Saturday.
Oct. I I.
In icaMty it I.- a fall sb-nv aior.g au
tomobile row, the exhibits h.-inn in
the various stores instead ,-f in a
building. Klahoi ate decora ive M-h-nte-;
are being worked on', the l,i-f bein-i
th- ligh'ing of the en'rt- t tiorou-i!;-faie
from Twelfth to ' eu'y eish:
is: r i t s -just two nnb's with f s'oo-.-.
of (Keltic lights stritihe,! across the
stre evi ry to 75 feet. In addi
tion, there will be at .ich cross s'ree:
and w here streets would he if c.it
through f...r !-fiot pillars ir whit-
and gold, i;h beautiful colored lan
ai.to, i'i tiie
new l. Minted
I" oiii i'.t : eiy
a 1 a cer-sorjcs
ire si condition,
ard new tires,
el nipped with
tric lights, :us de at.d out, gas
tank and lights. Gabri. 1 horn,
s; d. n'.et-T. chains. e"c. 30
horsepower e-iclne. Can be
use.) every day
turouch snow, :
.!.y. S. !d
urit ow t;e
c:r for a proles
! :.?:r.css r.;ai; or
at a hart a in
to he abs-ent for
ei.iiis. i r.one
MUTUAL LOAN COMPANY
IViijlri at-Jiial i:juk Uuildin.
Ojc Wetircsday acd vaturda
Kver.ir,c. ClicIiC VVrt Illii-
26-foot motor boat, the fastest of
l its class in the world, around a three-
mile circular course on Portage lake
yesterday, but it had to violate one
of the condition of the race to do it.
It had been announced that the hydro-aeroplane
would not leave the
water during the race and with the
wind behind the hydro-aeroplane
easily outdistanced trie motor Doai,
the winged pontoon skimming over
the water 40 miles an hour. But
this advantage was lost on the turn,
ajad with the wind in front, Witmer
could not overtake the boat while
keeping to the water and he shot
into the air and crossed the finish
line 50 yards in the lead. The boat
made a speed of 36 miles.
Beloit and DeKalb Normal at Be
Tale and Holy Cross at New Ha
ven. Princeton and Stevens at Prince
ton. Cornell and Colgate at Ithaca.
Amherst and Springfield T. S
Brown and New Hampshire
i Carlisle and Dickinson at Carlisle,
i Dartmouth and .Massachusetts
I "Aggies" at Hanover,
! Harvard and Bates at Cambridge,
. Pennsylvania and Gettysburg at
j Syracuse and Hobart at Syracuse.
j MAY FORM A SOCCER BODY
T'rbana. 111.. Sept. 30. The Uni-
j versity of Illinois is seeking to form
! a soccer football league among con
I ference schools, but so far has met
! with little success. Purdue unlver-
! slty today reported insufficient inter
est to join such a league and "Jie uni
; versities of Chiraeo and Wisconsin
J both refused to commit themselves
' at present. The I Mini will not en
gage a soccer coach until it is deter
mined if games cnu be arranged.
Hoppe Accepts Cue Challenge.
New ork. Sept. -0. Willie Hop-
tie has accepted a challenge frnrai
George Sutton for the IS. 2 balkline
championship. The match will be
played at Madison Square garden the
Inst, week in November.
Race Meet Is Called Off.
Keuanee, 111., Sept. 30. Balked
! by rain for three days, the Central
Illinois Racing association called off
jits meet at Bradford and 93 horses'
! were shipped to the state fair at
terns hanging thereto and on top cf
which will he iniiii-:iisc globes, lighted
Prom " until It -.:' the street will bJ
;iiI.!7.e. ami in addition each place of
business will be brilliantly lighted and
aiiu'.id iiitly decorated for the occasion. '
Many of the aucnries are arranging (
: for comprehensive exhibits of trophies '.
won the last several years, and wher-' j
possible some of the wtll known rao- j
, ing t ars and old timers that were the ;
foi.-iunners of the present day read
; ;u onotivc
i lne coi-.ci rn is arranging for a pict-
!re show, another win have moving
piefnes of tire making, and the fa
mous and original Michelin twins will J
be on exhibition.
Kach dealer in the "row" has asrted
to keep cy-vu all day and evening to
show prospective purchasers all they
care to see. ami in addition each deal
er will have in service at b as one
and in many ca several demonstra
ting cars These will be kept running
at all times and will be for the pur
pose of carrying visitors from one part
f the ro .v to another, a ticket system
for whbh is bei: g arranged.
The trade association has arranged
a program for the entire week, as fol
Saturday. Oct. 7 Opening day. ;
Monday. Oct. r Chicago day. i
Tuesday. Oct. 1"' Owners' day. I
Wednesday. Oct. 11 Club day. J
Thursday. Oct. 1C Dealers' day. '
Friday. Oc. 1" Uidi s' day.
Sa'urday. Oct. 14 Chicago Associa
tion of Commerce day.
The expense of the street decorations
a'one run to practically $I"."''o. to sav
r.o'hing of the decorations to be made
bv the individual dealers.
Tomonow- afternoon at the Colts'
diamond o:i Thirty -first street and
Eighteenth avenue. Fritz's Colts and
the h'cc'K teams ill play ba'.i.
The macagers of the teams state that
the winrer cf the game will be undis
puted champion of Rock Is'ar.d and so
much interest is attached to the con
test. The championship of the W. C. I".
!f3S.:e will Le decided tomorrow,
weather r-'n'.i'ting. when the St.
-Ja rr.es team cf Rock Island and St.
Paul tear.i of Davenport meet. Those
tun teams are even at the top of the
rc'.'ifn now c? The result of a protest
v.-h'.ih wa. allowed by the board cf
control in favor of the Davenport
'in the game of basketball. Is the 3tes:
OTTcial Basketball Guide is Out. .book p-iLIUh- d :.i the Spaldtng Ath-Th--
Ofl'nial Haskethall Guide for !?t!c Library. Among the many iu er.
l'."ll l'j2, edited ty George T. Hep-' c sting articles are: A Review cf in'
How the Philadelphia Athletics
Won the American League Pennant.
Br TOMMY CLAR.K
rtLTnorGU the American league
season of 1911 was not alto-
getber devoid of sectional and
there was probably not an owner or j whipped his players together the very
official In the Junior organization who j next day, when they started a sensa
did not feel that the 1911 campaign ; tional winning streak. They took the
was as prosperous and as successful as ; next two from the Tigers, beat Cleve
any of the previous years. ' land in the next four and then traveled
Of course there have been no such 1 east and continued their success,
monetary rewards reaped as those of j They won twenty out of twenty-two
the years In which the American i games before they had a slight reac
leagne races were phenomenally close, j tion. This spurt of the world cham
There has been nothing like the sua- j pions made bis inroads on the Tigers'
talned Interest of 1900, for instance, j lead. From a twelve game lead ad
when the White Sox nosed out New i vantage It shrunk violently, lingering
Tork in the last week of the season, j quite a time around the three game
nor like that of 1&0T, when Detroit mark. But the Tigers couldn't hold
at ' . : ,tfx fi - . - ;- - T . ' T.
: :V.:-::v,--: J?&4m'H& - ; ' - r
jPsfSi i ; , y ; ..j , li C-M-l g .
-7w if. ... 'H.ei'MtS.V v. ' ' Si 1 O
MANAGES OF THE ATHLETICS AI.'D S0HE OF HIS STAIl BALL T0SSERS. 6
and Philadelphia foucrht it cut almost
to the wire With the Sox titid Nups
hanging rn until near the tlnih.
There has been nothing like the in
tense excitement miseI and main .-lined
in l.cis. when a (.residential c;;ui
paign was compelled to tal.e ti sldii
street, while the I otilevards were mo
nopoiired by uu u;iparalie!l s eetac
- t ha t of
ra- l ir
for the iv :
r of teo
verdict haiii.ing' oti the res:i
final game of the S'-Uedr.ie
Detroit and 'hi.a.'o.
This year's race lias been a two tnm
affair, I'hiiadel-diin and Detroit mo
nopolizing the gladness of the whole
The Tigers ?t.ired the season on i
gaih'p nr.-.l at the end of April h-ld a
big lend of twelve games won urd two
lost, while the Athletic were in tir.
ot:d division. Durine May th. Tiger
sti!l Iield The l.g le d. and many ex
perts predicted they would walk away
with the gonfalon. But the i.) re c!:i
servative thought that a l.tid w:-s a
handicap to .leniiiaL' n:en, which later
results proved to be
The early part of June. wh"u the
Tigers held a big lead over tie Ath
letics of twelve ga.es. Mack s . har.ee
looked slim. Such a feein g win tr.-ll
With such nn et.orrne ; sd-
vantage it looked as if the Timers ,-cuiil
Etirxe their lead at no great strsin ou
the players. They had enough of a
lead to sustain a slump and get back
on n winning streak again.
When the Athletics went on their
first trip wc-t they diar-i-int'-d their
follower'. They didn't show cnyThir.rr
until the trip was a niost over. De
troit was the third city la the west
where they cailed.
bron. coT-.-ait.ine the ofScUl ml:
dreds cf pho'egraphs and Pirerea'in-;
j reading rratt-.-r for all these ic teres
! Philadelphia fans resigned all hope
; when Detroit beat the Athletics in the
i first two games. But it was the old
story of Mack being best in adversity,
' His team diiint quit. The tactician
this lc;;d, cul on Jnly 4 the cbara-
i'i of the world caiue to their owu
again by us.u:uii!j lirst place in the
Allien' aa league race alter it had
been held by Detroit since the open
ing of the season.
Hie Machiu..:) didn't have the honor
very louir. The very next day they
to;.pU-d out '"lin. and Detroit
back. They went west again and
struck a calamity iq Detroit, which
s-iept four str:.i-;ht games from their
a in lent ene ii;.". Tiierefore in a little
more than u week after Independence
day D-t:.it b;.d gained tlrst place and
was leading the Aih.eti s by five and
Wlth the season more than half fin- ;
ished. the Athletics' chances looked i
worse th'in ever, but the Mack wreck
ing i re-.v saved thiuits. The team was
soon back lighting as! in
and the lead
worked gradually b it steadily below j
five nr. 1 one-half mark
The Atbietlcs returned home July
-7 to fight th western teams. They
sr.:ck the -vestem'T (prick and hard.
i'i:-t it was Cleveland and then De
tr.ir that were mudo dizzy by tb
monarch's speed. Neither was St.
Louis nor Chh-ago ?; :ire.l.
On Autr. 4 the Athletics for the sec
ond time this sen"tj bad freight their
wj,y to nrt r'-iee. the difference le
ir.z tKit this Tirne they held it. I'ur
ing Septemler their lend inTened
steadily, snd they entered fh last
week of the rare practically ened np.
In all but one department the Ath
letics are a better ball club now than
they were a year ago. The outfield,
while it is riot a wonderful trio by n
long shot, is a shade more reHable
than that which bumped the Cubs lat
There are two or three sets of out-
Ha. -ike; ball in
Dr. GcoTge W.
l"r:ivfrsity of Pennsj 'vania; Revle of j
he Eastern Cell giate Basketball Sea-:
fcr.. by Nathaniel Fleischer; Review !
cf Vfterr; C onference Basketball Sea- j
sew, by Charles P. Hutchiiis of the i
fielders in the big leagues that rate
higher than Lord. Oldring and Mur
phy, but Mack's strength always has
been in his Infields.
There is no quartet in the game to
day that combines with baseball such
intelligence as that of Mclunis. Collins.
Barry and Baker. The four are won
derfully fast and accurate fielders and
possess gTeat throwing arms. The in
field was fast in 1910. but it is speed
ier this season. Last year Harry Davis
was on first, but last July he was re
placed by Mclnnis. For all his youth
and inexperience Mclnnis is a big im
provement over Davis. Kight now
"Stuffy" looks the equal of any first
baseman in the American league, bar
ring: Hal Chase. First station last year
It is only in the pitching department
that Mack seems to have fallen off
from last year. Neither Coombs nor
Bender has shown the wonderful
form of a year ago. Morgan and
Blank performed in fine style all sea-
son. 1 lie catchmg department has
been well looked after by Ira Thomas.
The Athletics are made up of young
men tvho like to play ball. There
isn't a lazy player on the team. From
the moment the Mack's men put on
their uniforms they display energy. In
practice they show ginger and speed,
while In championship games they nev-
er say die. Even though opponents are
weak, the champions do not let ud.
They seem to enjoy the task of fatten
In? their batting averages, and they
revel in difficult play. On the bench
tll0y fr,ife r,;jSel,al. and when mistakes
are made there's no ill feeling. Great
plays prompt enthn -iasm and words of
praise, while Mack at all times is the
kin? pin. Lack of Jealousy and fric
tion is one of the reasons for the suc-
-es of the Athletics. Take the case j
of ritrry Davis, for instance. The vet
eran has been supplanted at first base j
by young Mclnnis. yet the latter has j
no more ardent supporter than Davis, j
who is always helping the youngster, j
Mack's quiet disposition, coupled with j
firmness, has worked wonders. He j
knows baseball and how to handle j
players. Ills motto is -Play ball,' and !
he cever Taries it. Umpires are let j
alone and adverse decisions do not op- j
set the team. In developing the Ath- J
b-tics Mack has tried to strengthen ev- '
ery department. ai.d results thus at- j
tained would seem to indicate that he
hadn't lobt a trick.
wns tne only comparanve'y weat one, x
I but it Is now well ('overall. o
the Mid lie ! Indiana university; P.asketball in th?
Orion of thArmy; Basketball in the Navy; Hud-
son River Basketball league; Basket-,
ball in Western Massachusetts: Bask-j
etball In the F'hil;pp.r.e Islands, and
Basketball In India. j
The book contiins Cxe half-tone cuts i
of all the important college, school,
club,' and inter-settlement teams
throughout the Vnited States. The
changes in the oflclal rules for 1911
1912 should be carefully studied by
all those who play or officiate at the
It will be sent to any address in the
United States or Canada by the Amer
ican Sports Publishing company, 21
Warren street. New York, postpaid,
upon receipt of 10 cents.
FAVOR THE CANTEEN
Authorities From All Nations Agree
Soldiers Do Better When Regu
lations Govern Iaquor.
Milwaukee. Wis., Sept. 30. Rep
resentatives of every nation repre
sented at the military surgeons" con
vention, which closed yesterday, fa
vor the canteen. France, England
and the Argentine Republic all de
clare it a preventitive of drunkenness
and immorality, and their nations
have maintained the post exchange
in the interest of the soldier. Can
ada has abolished the canteen, and
one of its representatives stands with
E"lrigadier General George H. Tor
ney. surgeon general of the United
States army, in saying that the
change has proved a detriment. "I
have written and talked on the sub
ject until I am tired and disgusted."
said General Torney. "The increase
in alcoholism and in inefficiency
among the men as the result of al
coholism since the canteen was abol
ished has been startling."
"There is no doubt at all." said
Dr. A. W. May, head surgeon of the
British navy, "that the canteen does
an enormous amount of good among
the English soldiers and sailors."
Wells to Fight Donovan.
New York, Sept. 30. Matt Wells,
lightweight champion of England,
has been matched to fight Billy Don
ovan in a six-round bout at the Stad
ium in Toronto, Canada, Oct. i. The
men will meet at 135 pounds.
Diver Claims New Record.
Ixis Angeles, Sept. 3 0. Ford Tra
ville, a professional diver at Avalon,
E. D. FISHER
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AMES THE CHAMPION
HARD LUCK PITCHER
New York fans have been calling
upon Manager .MeCiraw for a lon
time to get rid of Pitcher Leon
Ames who, although a very capable
performer, isn't the winner they
think he should be. McGraw, how
ever, analyzed the box scores, then
hung onto Ames. Repeatedly he
has pitched shutout ball against
opposing clubs, c.ily to lose on
errors or because his team wasn't
hitting behind him. He appears to
bo the unluekiest twlrler in ths
Catalina island, made yesterdaj
what is claimed to be a world's rec
ord for diving. Clad in a common
bathing suit, Traville dragged a half
inch rope down 6 3 feet below the
surface and made It fast to an an
chor lying on the bottom. Traville
was down two minutes.
Thirty-five dollars free, given away
with The Argus puzzle contest. See
hniMinn Db ici.-.rt iff O
1708 Third Avcnue