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' the rock island argus; Tuesday, may 27, 1913.
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Dtcatur-Davenport Contest Is
Deferred Because of the
SOME TROUBLE AT OUINCY
Manager Syfert and Shortstop Hart
ford of Bloomer Are Chased
THREE EYE LEAGUE.
Davenport 20 9
Dubuque IS 13
Decatur 17 15
Peoria 15 15
Bloomington 14 16
Danville 12 17
Springfield 12 17
Quincy 13 ID
GAMES TODAY. ;
Decatur at Davenport.
Peoria at Danville.
Bloomington at Quincy.
Springfield at Dubuque.
Dubuque at Davenport
Quincy at Peoria.
Decatur at Springfield.
Danville at Bloomington.
BY PAUL BRUNER.
There was but one game played in
the Rain league, alias Three Eye cir-
cuii, yesteraay arternoon, ana mat
was between Qu'ncy and Bloomington.
Incidentally, one of the first heavy
squabbles of the season was pulled.
berth in the Old People's home, start
ed out to pitch. It appears that Sy-
fert had assimilated cucumbers and i
ice cream at the noon day ropast and !
his digestive apparatus went on a
strike. Naturally the Bloomington j
chief was not in the exact frame of
mind to donate $1,000 of his season's!
sa'ary toward the erection of a final j
haven for decrepit and moth eaten ax-
biters. Haraiy. nen a man gets
along in years he cannot monkey with
young onions, ice cream soda, dill
pickles and cold tripe. At least not in
the same breath. It may have been
all right in its younger days, but the
old stomach nowadays bepins to
whee'ia and groan at such treatment.
In the first p.ace Syfert did not
like the manner in wh'.ch McNuity
combed his hair. Another discordant
note was struck every time he looked
at McNulty's beak. Now, no one has
ever accused Mac of trying tc break
into the matinee idol squad and it is
true that there are other noses which
are more on the classic Grecian order.
But Mac's bugle was a birthday pres-' .
ent, is in perfect working order, andlz ?a?'5
is consequently highly prized by the !
owner as he has cherished it since
Syfert looked at that nose for a
period, then listened to a decision
which appeared to him in the light
of irrelevant incompetent and calling
for the concluslou of the witness. Sy
fert consequently interposed an ob
jection, which wa3 promptly over
ruled. Then those cucumbers began to
form an Imperfect emulsion with the
ice cream, and Syfert. feeling the pre
liminary twinges, began to utter harsh
words. His ire mounted steadily, and
finally, forgetting all the rules of eti
quette as laid down by Mr. Hoyle, he
drew back his truaty salary mitt and
hurled his glove at the umpire's knob.
"You're out," said Mm as he waved
his hand in the direction of the club
house. Then Shortstop Hartford took
up the good work and mas likewise
banished. And there you are.
This afternoon the Davenport ath
letes are. fighting off a tie with the De
catur Commodores and tomorrow the
big noise will start, when Dubuque in
vades the Uaye bulwarks. The Dubs
are playing a good brand of ball right
now, and incidentally are holding
down second place in the tabulated i
column. The management promises
plenty of fireworks.
CHICAGO TO HONOR
. VETERAN PITCHER
veteran of the great game of baseball
is to be seen tomorrow afternoon at '
the Federal learue park, Chicago,
when the "old man" leads the Cleve-j
land team against Manager Kceley's
rolts. Knowing that there is no Eore
popular ball player in the game ted ay
than this veteran of ijie slab. Presi
dent Sherlock is preparing to make to
morrow " 'Cy' Young day" in honor of
the visiting guest, who has taken It
upon his shoulders to lead the Cleve
land club in the new league, which
was only recently born. He will be
opposed by McGulr. one of the best
Menager Keeley has In hl stable.
St. Paul. Way 27.-Hob Ferris, re
cently released by Minneapolis, was j
eiSMd tod by Manager Friel of
the local American association club.
He will be used as utility man and
St. Louis .. 17
New York 9
Philadelphia 22 7
Brooklyn 20 14
New York 16 14
St. Louis 18 16
Chicago , 18 17
Pittsburgh 16 19
Boston 11 IS
Cincinnati 10 25
. . W. U
Columbus 20 14
Milwaukee 23 17
Louisville 21 17
Kansas City 22 18
Minneapolis 19 18
St. Paul 16 19
Indianapolis 15 19
Toledo 12 26
Denver . .' 20
1st. Joseph 19
I Sioux City , 13
I Omaha '.16
Des Moines . ..' 15
Wichita . 10
W. L. Pet
.16 4 .800
.14 7 .667
.10 10 .500
. 9 9 .500
. 9 11 .450,
. 8 12 .400 I
. 7 12 .368 '
. 5 13 .278
Wausau . . .
Odar Rapids 5
Springfield 19 12
Grand Rapids 17 12
Fort Wayne 16 16
Terre Haute 15 17
Dayton 13 17
Evacsville 12 18
. FEDERAL LEAGUE.
W. L. Pet
.10 7 .588
. 9 7 .563
.11 9 .550
. 9 10 .474
. 8 9 .471
. 6 11 .353
j Indianapolis 11
St Louis 6
THREE EYE LEAGUE.
Quincy, 6; Bloomington, 4.
Other games, rain.
Philadelphia, 4-2 Washington,
St. Louis, 4: Detroit, 3.
New York, 1; Boston, 3.
Chicago-St. Louis, rain.
Brooklyn. 5; Philadelphia, 8 (11 In
nings). Pittsburgh-Cincinnati, rain.
Boston. 2; New York, 7.
Minneapolis, 1; Milwaukee, 3.
Other games, rain.
Baltimore, 4; Newark, 2.
Providence, 2; Jersey City, 3.
Montreal. 6; Toronto, 2.
Buffalo. 3; Rochester, 2.
Omaha. 3; Topeka, 4.
Sioux City, 7; Wichita. 3.
Des Moines, 0; Denver, 5.
St Joseph, 2; Lincoln, 4.
All games postponed, rain.
No games, rain.
Green Bay, 10; Oshkosh, 8.
Wans&u. 13; Appleton, 3.
Other garnet, rain.
Superior, 6; Duluta, 6.
Winnipeg. 4; Grand Forks, 8.
Virginia, j Minneapolis, 4.
Wlnona-Su Paul, wet grounds.
Birmingham, 1; Montgomery, 0.
Chattanooga, 4;. Moblls, 0.
Atlanta, t; New Orleans, 3,
No games, rain,
Spokane, 1; Vancouver, 8,
Other games, rain,
SOUTHERN MICHIGAN LEAGUE.
Battle Creek. 5; Bay City, i,
Other games, rftla.
WORLD'S FASTEST CARS AND MOST DARING SPEED DEMONS WILL
MAKE INDIANAPOLIS RACE THRILLING EVENT; OLD RECORDS TO GO
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I Top, Racine on Indianapolis Motor
Indianapolis, May 26. The most
spectacular automobile race ever held
in this country is what the manage
ment of the Indianapolis Speedway
has promised for May 30. The fastest
cars in the world and the most daring
speed demons of this country and Eu
rope have been entered.
Thirty-one cars will contest in the
great 500-mile auto classic, and it now
looks as if several records would be
broken. Among the famous drivers
who have entered are Ralph De Palma,
Teddy Tetzlaff. Caleb Bragg, "Wild
Bob" Burman, Spencer Wishart Louis
Disbrow and Ralph Mulford.
In this great race much is expected
of Ralph De Palma, the Italian speed
First Racing Card of Season to
Be Presented at Exposition
Park May 30.
OFFICIAL- ENTRIES OUT
sssy Events Are Promised $100
Purses to Be Awarded the '
The lid will be blasted off the local
racing season cn the afternoon of .
May 30, Decoration Day, when the:
Twin-City driving club will stage the
first card of the season. The c.clal
entry list was made public today, and I
a mere g'ance at the array of horse (
flesh slated to compete, is sufflciint
guarantee- of the class of entertain-1
ment which will be provided. A $100 J
purse has been hung up for each ol
fcur events, 1. e., free for ail trot, free
for all pace. 2:35 trot and 2:35 pace.
Interest In the approaching event is
decidedly keen, and present indica
tions point to a capacity turn out. A
brass band has been engaged for the
afternoon, and will add eclat to the
occasion. The entry lists follow;
FREE FOR ALL TROT.
?100 purse; best two cut of three.
Red Clarence Mossman, Mollne
Lavrcn, Jr Banker, Rock Island
The Striver. . . . . . Brady, Rock Island
Judgo Hooker licCullom, Milaa
FREE FOR ALL PACE.
'1100 purse; best two out of three.
WUd Rose ....Chta. Clark Sherrard
Brother Bob..H. Drcssec. Rock Island
Lccna D Petersen, Mollne
$100 purse; best two oui of three.
Billy B. Buckner.. .Motiman, Mollne
Tonzo B Banker, Rock Island
Ocerfia W. 9 Bogaert, Mollne
Easter &lft....H. Huyvaert, .Mollne
Ulrio Muscovite, .Donnelly. Davenport
Katie Tanghe, Mollne
f 100 purse; best two out of three.
Major Dowell. Jr., , .MeCnllom, Milan
Alice Ginter ...Carlson, Mollne
Pearl K......H. Dresaen. Rock Island
1 Billy the Ghost ...Monroe, Davenport
Lady Sherlll.. J. Cos, Milan
Aimed R. ..Russell, Davenport
Speedway. Bottom, left to right:
merchant, who was defeated last year
by a broken oil pump. For 497 of the
500 miles in the sweepstakes last year
De Palma set a pace of over SO miles
an hour, which left his competitors
far in t,ho rear. ' Then, with but a sin-
gle lap to go, his big Mercedes balked
and he saw Joe Dawson come from
15 miles in his wake and beat him to
the finish for.first place. . .
De Palma undoubtedly is one of the
biggest figures in the motor racing
business. Last summer he won both
the Elgin national trophy vand the
free-for-all events at Elgin. He follow
ed up. this success by capturing the
Vanderbilt cup affair at Milwaukee.
Teddy Tetzlaff, the California pilot,
has made a big name for himself in
HAL CHASE SIGNS UP
Jersey City, N. J., May 27. A mar
riage license was issued here yester
day to Harold Harris Chase and Miss
Anna Cherurg of New York. Chase is
best known to the baseball fans of the
country as "Hal." He is the -first
baseman on the New York American
team. Cha3e and Miss Cherurg applied
I for the license in the morning, but in
asmuch as he couia not . produce a
certified copy of the dcroe of divorce
from his first wife, the license cler' '
refused to issue it. Chase was1 busy
yesterday afternoon with his team and
Miss Cherurg came aloLe to tho li
cense bureau with the decree and re
ceived the license.
NEW CANDIDATE FOR
. Eddie Murphy.
As a result of his recent battle with
Jack Britum at, Kenosha, Wis., a 12
roucd draw, Eddie Mnrphy, the Boston
lightweight, now goes Into the race
for the lightweight title owned by Wil
lie Ritchie. Eddie Is backed by Packer
McFarlacd as the most dangerous
UgUtrelgat la too jTofesiion.
Ralph De Palma, Bob Burman and
the motor racing world and certainly
won't get last place in the sweep-1
stakes event. He will drive an Isotta
i r.n r.
That "Wild Bob" Burman will par
ticipate in the sweepstakes racing is
! a matter of interest to all followers of
automobile, racing. Burman has been
closely identified with the sport for
years and his reputation for . speed
and courage is second to ione. A
list of his brilliant victories would fill
a volume and he was crowned the
speed king at Indianapolis May 30,
Burman will drive a Keeton car. He
is confident that he will be among
those present when the prize money is
distributed after the 500-mile race.
Crack Players of Country to
Contest in Event to Be Held
July 9 to 12.
BIG PRIZES ARE HUNG UP
Over 100 Entries Expected Extra
Force of Men Is at Work on
The Rock Island Arsenal Golf club
is already busying itself over plans for
the invitation tournament to be held
on the local course July 9 to 12, 1913.
The Western Golf association, which
controls all assignments of dates for
such events throughout the greater
part of the United States, has assign
ed these dates to the club forthis
tournament. Saturday afternoon the
tommittee on arrangements for the af
fair, consisting of Messrs. F. G. Allen,
W. L. Velie and John D. Cady of Mo
line; Walter Rosenfield, Otto Huber
and Leon Mitchell of Rock Island; Ed
Mueller, E. C. Crossett and G. Decker
French of Davenport, and Colonel
Eurr and Major King of the arsenal,
met at the club house and made pre
liminary arrangements for the event.
The club expects to have about 100
golfers take part and to include in this
number many of the crack players of
the country- - The events of the tour
nament will not be limited, however,
to expert players, and the program
will be so arranged that the player of
mediocre ability will have equal
chante with his more experienced op
ponents in the many prizes to be of
fered. WORK O.V CO Ml SB.
The club has put an extra force of
men at work on the grounds" and ev
erything possible will be done to bring
the course to perfect condition at the
date of the tournament. The Rock
land 'Arsenal Golf club has a reputa
tion of having one of the finest cours-
-wuuuj .iwu 1. 1- cuuns are i
being spared by the local club to Dut
the course in such condition that the
visitors will unite in declaring that itiCt:cago Cuts, ,cu a charge of driving
Is the best in the country. ibis a-iitovAblle without having a et3te
; jliccr.Ee. I'.t uibach said ht- hal juzt
- Brannigan Bests McCue. - jtakfn cut a city license and also had
Milwaukee, Wis., May 27. Patsy applied for a state license.
Brannigaa bested Matty McCue, the
Racine "knockerout," In a fast 10
round bout here last night McCue
apparently devoted too much time to
trying to land his famous "haymaker."
while Brannigan seemed satisfied with
landing as many jabs as possible.
Patsy conceded often enough to en
title him to the verdict if a decision
had been possiblo. Neither scored a
knockdown during the entire ten
rounds, end neither drew blood.
FOR TOM HANTON
"Commander in Chief," Who
Never Saw Sun Snine on
. Clark Street, Dies.
Chicago, May 27. Tom Hanton,
known the country over as "the commander-in-chief
of the Chicago Rialto,"
whose boast was that he had never
seen the sun shine on Clark street
died yesterday at his residence in
North Evanston of pneumonia.
For years Hanton has been one of
the familiar characters of Chicago.
His connections as a wine agent and
in th9 saloon business brought him in
to close connection with hundreds of
theatrical people and some of his
closest frlendshipn were with stars of
the footlight world.
Hanton was 52 years old and was
born in Toronto, Ont. He came to
Chicago about 30 years ago and went
to work in the rolling mills. In the
early 'SO's he bloomed out as a man
ager of athletes and opened the old
Tattersall's and managed a large num
ber of fights there.
He was president cf the old Fort
Dearborn Athletic club under the
auspices of which a number of im
portant fights were held. Later Han
ton went into the saloon business, and
afterward was agent for a wine com
pany. A couple of years ago he be
came associated with "Smiley" Cor
bett in the Lambs cafe and the City
Hall Square hotel.
Hanton was widely known as a
story teller and a practical joker
most of bis jokes being practiced up
on theatrical friends. He was also
the founder of the "Night of the Big
Wind club," an organization which
met on the anniversary of the famous
night in Ireland when the members
all convivial spirits would vie with
each other in wild, weird tales of the
old country. The man who told tho
least thrijling story was forced to de
fray the expenses of the evening. In
the years of the club's existence Han
ton was never forced to pay the bills.
It was said of Hanton that he never
appeared in the loop until after the
lights had been turned on, and that he
never left until they had been turned
off. His unfailing good nature and
his ability to make and keep friends
made Hanton almost as widely known
i New York and San Francisco as In
After word of his death had been
flashed across the country scores of
telegrams of condolence were receiv
ed by Corbett. The first came from
George M. Cohan, who was one of Han
ton's closest friends. Cohan, who is
preparing to go to Europe, wired that
he would be here for the funeral If
Mr. Hanton had been in porjr health
since early spring, when he accom
panied the White Sox to the Califor
nia coast as the guest of President
Comlbkey. He contracted a cold on
the coast, and was confined to his
room for several weeks. He went
irom California to New Orleans, and
was under the care of a physician at
the home of his sister, Mrs. C. Mur
phy. When he left New Orleans it
was thought that he had entirely re
covered, but upon reaching Evanston
he again fell ill.
The funeral will be tomorrow morn
ing al 9:30 o'clock at St. Mary's
church in Evanston. Burial will be at
Calvary. Mr. Hanton was unmarried
and lived with his' mother and sister
in North Evanston.
1. Why is a pinch of salt like a
2. Why is the letter "G" like mid
3. What three things occur in every
day but never in tomorrow?
4. Why do some girls after first us
inz make-up continue to do so?
5. The fisherman put two bass in
his bucket; when he inveatigatsd lat
er Le found three. How was that?
r. Because it makes you. dry.
2. Because it comes in the middle
3. The letters D., A. and Y.
4. They haven't the cheek to do
5. There were two bass and one
' PIIO CI AR ARTIQT IQ
"UD OLHO MHIIOI IO
PINCHED IN CHICAGO
Municipal Judge Fry '.a the speeders'
i court yesterday discharged Edward
Reulbacb, 20 years old, pitcher for the
Bloomington Chief Throws a
Glove at Arbiter and Is ,
' Chased Off Field.
HARTFORD ALSO GETS HOOK
Quincy Bunches Swats Off Two Visit
ing Hurler and Takea Game,
6 to 4. j
Quincy, 111., May 27. The Bloomers
kicked over the traces In yesterday's
game and incidentally kicked them
selves out of the lot Manager Syfert
mounted the slab to show his men
how a real pitcher should work, and
becoming peevish over a decision,
heaved his glove at Umpire McNuity.
The rag chewing stunt came off in
the second inning, and the Blooming
ton manager was summarily canned.
Bluejacket, the Ojibway hj-ave. fin
ished the game. Shortstop ftUrtford
also had on his fighting cloth?, and
became mouthy because he dlffaced
with the arbiter in regard to a de
sion. He also was chased. Quincy
bunched hits in the second, third and
fifth innings, defeating the visitors
by a 6 to 4 score. The score:
Quincy. R. K. PO. A. E.
Collins, cf 0 1 1 0 0
Gerwin, If 0 2 0 0 C
Golvin, lb 1 1 11 0 0
Kahl, 2b 2 2 1 2 0
Ward, 3b 13 2 0 C
Snyder, rf .01 1 0 0
Billings, c 2 2 10 1 0
Tretter. p 1 0 0 4 0
Conger, ss 0 1 1 4 1
Total 7 13 27 11 1
Bloomington. R. H. PO. A. E.
Jackson, rf-lf 1
Mack, cf 0
Pickett, rf 0
Hartford, ss . . 0
Vinson, lb 1
Lister, 2b ...
Ohlin, lf-ss . . .
Kelly. 3b ...
Erloff, c ...
Total 4 10 24 11 1
Batted for Pickett in ninth.
Quincy 0 3102000 fl
Bloomington ....1 0001002 04
Stolen bases Golvin, Snyder. Ker
win. Billings. Sacrifice hits Ward,
Billings. Two-base hits Kahl, Lister,
2; Collins. Bases on balls Off Tret
ter, 4; off Syfert, 1; off Bluejacket, 3.
Hits Off Syfert 2 in one and two.
thirds innings. Struck out By Tret
ter. 9; by Bluejacket. 3. Wild pitchet
Tretter, Bluejacket Time 1:4L
RUDOLFO BEST IN
4 -Year-Old Beats Classy Field
for $12,150 Purse at
. Douglas Park.
Louisville, Ky., May 27. nudolfe,
4 year old co;t, well ridtren by Jockey
Left us, won the Kentucky handicap,
the richest American turf event, at
Douglas park yesterday and set a new
track record of 2:05 4-5 for the mils
and a quarter Journey. Officially the
track was pronounced "good," but the
track mark was equaled once and
broken three times in the six races of
the opening program.
The eleven starters In' the handicap
Included some of the crack 3 year olds
which have shown clasg at the spring
meetings, but the race went to an
older horse and gained a point for
those who contend a really good horse
Is at i's best as a 4 year old. Rudolfo
won from the 3 year old Ten Point
after the latter had led for most of
the distance. t
Away badly, Loftus forced the son
of Sir Huon or Batls-Watoma into
second place at the three-quarters.
With Gowell third, this position was
maintained until in the stretch, when
the 3 year old faltered and Rudolfo,
under urging, forged to the front to
win by a length. Ten Point tired rap
Idly in the fast furlcng, and had to be
ridden out to get second place by half
a length from Any Port, which
thowed remarkable speed in the last
I'.ai.ii.ton was close up to Ten Point
when 'Ik former was running his race
in the first mile, but quit badly, and
Foundation, to which many western
ers had pinned their hopes and their
mtiiey, failed to show ability commen
bur;.i mUi Lis showing as a 2 )er
eld. Bucknorn altered inteference
at I '.a turns, and finished far in the
Rudolfo paid, more than 8 to 1 In
' th mutuais:
i Tht- handicap, which featured the
tard for the opening of the meeting at
; Iiougiis park, carried $10,000 added
j money, and was worth $12,150 to IL
H Euisicns, owner of the winner.