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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 1913.
SOFT GAME GOES
TO THE PRETZELS
Indigo Hose Pound Walsh for
Three Doubles, a Triple,
and the Grapes.
AMERICAN LEAGUE'S 1
. BEST LEFT FIELDER
CROUCH IN FINE FETTLE
Holds Danville to Five Lonesome
Singles Final Score Is'
3 to 1.
GAMES TODAY AND TOMORROW.
Danville at Davenport.
Blooming ton at Dubuque,
Quiney at Springfield.
Peoria at Decatur.
BY PAUL BRUNER.
Three rousing and prolonged
cheers. Pass the nabiscoes and the
Iced tea, Clarice, and give them any
6-cnt rope In the joint. On with the
joy Jet tho dance bo unconfined. Ev
erybody celebrate, for the Blue Sox
-"on a game yesterday without bat
tling long after the golden sun lias
found its iinal resting place beyond
the blue ridged western hills and
father has' locked the front door for
the night. Yea, strange as It may
seem, Davenport won a game without
playing 3S6 innings, and they did it
so easy that it was just like beating
a pair of fours in the limit. Danville
took Uie count, 3 to 1, with the mighty
Connie Walsh, foreman-manager, on
the rubber. And the lad that slipped ;
Jt over on the guests was none other
than Paul of Tarsus Crouch, the juve
nile slabblat of the Pretzel aggrega
tion. IT WAS EASY.
These heart-disease, nerve-destroying,
gruelling pitchers duel:, have al
most become a habit at the Davenport
ball park, and the scenario change
was as welcome as the cool wave.
Connie Walsh is the manager cf the
HANDED A LEMON
Accumulate Four Boots Behind
Gregg and Drop Game to
DECATUR WINS IN TENTH
Distillers Are Upset in Hard Fought
Battle Rain at Springfield.
Dubuque, Iowa, June 24. Errors
beat Dubuque yesterday. Gregg had
everything and allowed but three hits.
The winning scores came in the last
two innings. Score:
Dubuque. It H. PO. A. E.
Jude. If 0 1 1 0
Isaacs. 3b 0 0 0 3
R. Darringer, ss 1
Beatty, lb 0
H. Darringer, rf 0
Boucher, c 0
Erlewein, 2b 0
Swanson, cf 0
Gregg, p. : 0
Seaman, p 0
big show very much interested in
Fred Marks, the Bloomer slab star.
In . fact, this Huggins person is eo
much interested that he has written
the Bloomlngtdn association the date
when .Marks will work again and fur
ther states that he himself or one of
his representatives will be here on
that date to see the Troy Grove curv
ing wizard in action. Bloomlngton
OLD TIMER BACK.
Lelivelt the old time Decatur south
paw, was in Springfield Saturday
working out with the players, and
according to Donnelly, would sign his
contract with that club at once. In
order to make room for Lelivelt, Don
nelly last evening released Watson, a
young recruit who showed very little
form. Bloomlngton Bulletin.
WHO OFFICIATED f
Instead of the daily morning prac
tice a conference was held at the club
house Sunday forenoon. This is cne
of Reed's ideas una is well liked by
the players. Matters coming up be
fore the team are talked over and
new plays discussed.
Umpire Jerry Eddinger of last sea
son's Three Eye league staff joined
the league again yesterday, relieving
Bannon -at Dubuque. Peoria Star.
SOX DROP OPENER
BUT LAND SECOND
Umpire Aids Browns in Win
ning the First Game by
RUSSELL ROUTS ENEMY
Texan Outpitches Hamilton In Long
4-3 Battle Both Manager
1 4 27 14 4
R. H. PO. A. E.
Jackson, rf 0 0 5 0 0
Mack, cf 1 0 1 0 0
Hartford, ss 0 0 1 3 0
Vinson, lb 0 0 8 0 0
Lister, 2b 0 2 3 1 0
Ohlin, If 1 1 1 0 0
Kelly, 3b 0 0 2 2 0
lErloff, c 1 0 6 0 0
j Pickett, p 1 0 0 1 0
Total 4 3 27 7 0
! Dubuque 10000000 01
! Bloomington 0 0010002 1 4
Stolen bases R. Darringer. Jackson.
Shanks, the Washington outfielder, j Sacrifice hits Swanson, Boucher,
has given remarkable exhibitions oi j Hartford, Vinson. Two-base hits Erie-
In several recent games Howard j
fielding. Daily he pulls down drives
that it seems impossible for him to
reach and captures balls that seem
certain to fall safe. He is constantly
improving ia his fielding and is estab
lishing the fact that he is the best left
fielder in the American league.
AE. R. H. FO. A. E.
as for the Danrille t,i :.g likewise
Danvlllo gang, and his senso of prido i R"l, ss
would not permit of his chasing him-' Koepphig. 2h 3
self to tho water cooler whr-n things j Klaharty. rf 4
became warm. Hence he stuck it out. j Hromwlch, Cb 4
Although oaly dented for seven blows, Clemens, If 4
four of them were of tho extra cush- N'eer, lb 3
ion variety and came mostly when the Carrigan, cf 4
wein, Jude. Struck out By Gregg, 5;
by Picket, 4. Eases on balls Off
Gregg, 5; off Seaman, 2; off Picket, 2.
Hits Off Gregg, 2 in eight innings.
Wild pitch Seaman. Passed ball
Boucher. Time 1:40. Umpires
Knapp and Eddinger.
St. Louis 24
New York 17
runs were needed. Kid Crouch en
tertained in the most approved fash
ion, and besides holding the chesties
to five segVegated swats, caused five
braves count 'em, five to whiff the
undulating breezes contiguous to the
nnv a i.or.ii.
Perers, c ,
Total 31 3 7 27 14 2
Danville. AB. R. H. PO. A. E.
Decatur, ' IiL, June 24. A pass, a
single and a sacrifice fly scored the
winning run of a give-and-take battle
in the 10th inning for Decatur. The
0 j Decatur.
a Lynch, 3b
Gorman, ss 1
McXeely, rf 0
Biltz, cf 0
Duggan, lb 1
Schemer, If 0
Blake, 2b 0
O'Brien, c 1
Dyer, p 1
Philadelphia 36 17
New York 34 22
Brooklyn 30 24
Chicago 32 27
Pittsburgh 27 32
Boston 24 31
St. Louis 24 35
Cincinnati 21 39
Another even break marked the bar
gain activities of those Sox and Brown
ies at Comiskey park yesterday. The
opener was a regulation, nine-round
struggle, with Baumgardner victorious
over Eddie Cicotte, 3 to 1. Excitement
galore attended the aftermath, which
went to Reb Russell. in 12 innings, 4
to 3. The finish came when. "Lefty
Hamilton weakened after a sensational,
nip and tuck slab tussle with, the big
boy from the Lone Star state. Both
managers, Callahan and Stovall, were
ousted by Umps O'Loughlin, who made
a ruling in the first game that robbed
the hose of a chance to humble their
old curving jinx.
Joe Berger broke into the game yes
terday. In the first contest Heinie
drew a blank in the tabulated column,
after he had gone in to supplant Rath
and the keystone. In the second, out
of five times at bat the ex-Islander
scored one run, grabbed two singles,
and collected two assists and two er
rors. First game R. H. E.
White Sox 00001000 01 6 1
jSL Louis .2 0000000 13 7 0
Batteries Cicotte, Russel and
Schalk; Baumgardner and Agnew.
Second game R. H. E.
.. 00001001100 14 10 5
.. 11001000000 03 7 2
Batteries Russell and Schalk; Ham
ilton and Alexander.
Breitenstein, If 3 1
Vogel, 2l 3 0
Falk. ss 2 0
The boys who hail from the home of j Kaylor, rf 3 0
I nclo Joe Cannon grabbed a tally in
the first ctanz.i, hut sad to relate, that
was all the joy they drew during the
entire matluee. Urolteustein, who was
No. 1 in this chapter, ambled to first
when Crouch's right arm answered to
tho call of the wild and refused to
make the horsehlde behave. Otto Vo
gel next intercepted an erratic heave
with his abdomen and hobbled to first
with mingled feelings of anguish and
Joy. Falk laid down a neat sacrifice '
Staley, lb .
White. 3b .
Mains, c . .
Walsh, p . .
R. li. FO. A. E.
. W. L.
Columbus . ..r..'. ..... ..38 25
Milwaukee 41 29
St. Paul ... .........32 31
Louisville 33 32
Minneapolis 33 33
Kansas City 34 35
Toledo .27 39
Indianapolis ...24 38
Total 5 10 30 12 1
Flack, If .
0!Holke. lb ..
2 j Calhoun, cf .
Walsh, 3b 0
IMcCormick, 2b 1
Total 29 1 5 24 14 3
Score by innings:
Davenport 00120000 3
Danville 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 001
Hit3 by innings:
...0 0121111 7
and both mn r.ilvnnr-e.t a mr.i- Knv. I -'avei.puri
U.,r.A l.lt.lr... II. .1., - CMIHIIIU lVVVVXl V O
i cue, c . .
Miller, p .
IL H. PO. A. E.
2 4 3 0 0
0 2 1
Denver ....42 19
SL Joseph 36 27
Des Moines 34 28
Lincoln ..34 29
Omaha 34 30
Sioux City ' 27 35
Topeka 23 39
Wichita 21 44
Ottumwa 30 17
Muscatine i9 19
Burlington 29 22
Waterloo 26 24
Keokuk 21 26
Monmouth 21 26
Kewanee 20 30
Cedar Rapids 17 29
dener, was there in the cri..i.i and
lammed the pill to deep right garden
so far back that Breitenstein scored
easily after the catch. Wallace poked
a dinky single along the third base
lice which chased Vogel to third, but
the little Dutchman was marooned
there wheu Staley bumped to Crouch.
TIE IT I I',
Gt1n i:itic U'rtrnnlnp Carripan
Tiromwi.h. Mnins. S.-iertficfl hits Two-base hits Dyer,
Falk (2). Sacrifice flics Neer, Kay
lor. Two base hits Peters (2), Fla-
Total 4 1329 16 2
Two out when winning run scored.
Decatur 1 01100100 15
Peoria 0 00030100 04
Stolen base Flack. Bases on balls
Off Dyer, 2; off Miller, 2; off Alberts,
Grand Rapids 37
base hit-Clemens, f S""uck oui-B' AJbertB- Mil"
Bases on balls Off Crouch, 1; off
Walsh, 1. Struck out By Crouch. 5;
by Walsh, 3. Double plays Koepping
to Neer; Walsh to Staley. Hit by
The Pretzels made it a horse apiece : Vcaer ivoepping, ogei, oiuiey.
In the third. Big Peters, who has Time 1:27. 1 mpire Cusack.
blossomed into stardom since Cole
roan blew, stepped to bat with a brand
nw yellow war club and smote the
pill on a line to the southeast palli
sade. winding up at the keystone with
a flourish. Crouch fanned. Reed
popped to the catcher, making two
NOTES OF GAME. '
Koepping pulled a dazzler in the
ninth which shut off a Danville rally
and ended in a double play. With
! one man on, hite lined one almost
I directly over the second sack, which
gone, and it looked as though Big i was tagged for a sure enough single.
Pete was doomed to perish in mid-Koepping, running at full speed, shot
ocean, when Koepping bumped one to ; out his gloved hand and speared the
Third Baseman White, who very kind- pin, throwing to first in time to com
ly heaved the pill over Dick Staley's pieta a double play, as Staley had
ler, 1; by Dyer, 6. Double play
Calhoun to Holke. Hits Off Alberts,
2 in two innings; off Miller, 8. in eight
innings. Wild pitch Alberts. Time
2:10. Umpire Sullivan.
Springfield. 111., June 24. The
Sprtngfield-Quincy game scheduled for
yesterday was postponed on account
knob. Pete ran all the way home and
Otto got as far as second. Flaharty
ended it with a burv'to Vogel.
THEX SOME MORE.
TRe Sox also grabbed a pair In the
started at the crack of the bat and
had almost reached the keystone
Cusack got along very nicely and
, did not incur the enmity of the fans
next stanza. After Bromwich had ! at any time. Aside from calling him
grounded out to his opponent, Clem
ens caught one on t'.ie business por
tion of his stick and sent it clear to
the ceoterfleld fence for a three bag-
a robber, a horse thief, a body snatch
cr and a big stiff, the bugs refrained
from comment on his work.
The Sox missed out on a golden op-
ger. Neer then drove an elongated i portunity to score in the fifth. After
skyscraper to right garden, and Clem
ens ambled homeward after the catch
Carrlgan got a life when our friend
White again bungled, and promptly
stole second. From this vantage point
it was very easy for him to dribble
Reed had whiffed, Koepping got a life
when Breitenstein dropped his lirer
to left. Flaharty hammered a siszler
along the right field line for two
sacks, sending the Dutchman to
third. Bromwich. however, could do
over the cash register when Peters I naught but a grounder to short an
lined the pill into left garden for a ! Otto was hung and quartered at the
two sacker. his second of the day.
Crouch ended it by taking three lus
tles. Although Davenport threatened in
some of the succeeding iriugs they J the fourth inning but three batters
failed to push over ascther tally, and faced him and all ot them grounded
platter. Clemens ended it with a fly
Crouch proved to be .the fielding
kid with six assists and no errors. In
to the slab and were transfixed via
the Croucli-Neer route.
In the press of taking amateur ball
games over the phone yesterday, we
omitted the fact that Harry Ohland,
who played the right garden for Dav
enport last season, would join the
team tomorrow. Harry has been a
Also that the Sox have purchased
Pitcher Cornelius Cooper from the
Cotton States league. Coop is ex
pected to don the Pretzel spangles
this p. m.
The Danville players kidded the
life out of Milt Reed daring the ulti
mate chapters. In the seventh Milt
singled to right, and In attempting to
pull a Ty Cobb stunt was sailed at the
second sack. "Oh, what would Red
Dooin say if he saw that?" was the
Chorus from the visitors' bench.
And the jinx has been chased.
Knock wood, Oscar.
Fort Wayne .
Evansville . .
$15 Suits and $2 Hats
A Dollar Saved on Every Hat
ROCK ISLAND, ILL. J
Directly Opposite Harper House. '
LOOK FOR NAME, HAEGE, IN THE WINDOW.
BIQ SHOW FOR MARKS. '
Miller Huggins, commander of the
Card i Lai a. is one sent un there in the
THREE EYE LEAGUE.
Davenport, 3; Danville, 1.
Dubuque, 1; BloomingUm, 4.
Decatur,-5: Peoria, 4.
Chicago. 1-4; St. Louis, 3-3 (second
game 12 innings).
Philadelphia, 13; Boston, 4.
Washington-New York, rain.
NATIONAL LEAGUE. -St
Boston, 3; Philadelphia, 8.
Cincinnati, 7; Pittsburgh, 6.
New York, 2-5; Brooklyn, 4-1
game 13 innings).
Toledo, 0; Kansas City, 2.
Columbus, 0; Minneapolis, 1.
Other games, rain.
WESTERN LEAGUE. 'v .
Sioux City, 5; Topeka, 10.
Omaha, 8 ; Wichita. 2.
St. Joseph, 0; Denver, 1.
Jes Moines. 3; Lincoln, 12.
Burlington, 3; Monmouth, 13.
Waterloo, 0; Muscatine, 1.
Cedar Rapids, 1; Ottumwa, 2 (21 In
nings). , .
Keokuk, 5; Kewanee, 4.'
All games postponed, rain.
Memphis, ' 2 ; Chattanooga, 0.
Mobile. 1; Birmingham, 0.
Montgomery, 2', Nashville, L .
New Orleans-Atlanta, rain.
' All the nwa all te time The
Marty Cutler ' and " Tom McMahon,
light heavyweights, " yesterday' were
matched to box ten rounds at Peru,
Ind., on July 4.
Tony Caponi, the Italian middle
weight, has been matched to boy .12
rounds with Freddie Hicks of Detroit
at Winnipeg On July 4. The weight
will be 1C0 pounds.
Charley White, who is matched to
box 20 rounds with Jack Britton in
New Orleans on July 4,' will leave Chi
cago for the battle ground tomorrow.
Joe Thomas, the fighter's trainer, "will
accompany him and Nate Lewis, his
manager, will leave a few days before
Negotiations are under way for an
other match between Packey. McFar-
land and Eddie Murphy. Milwaukee
promoters were in Chicago yesterday
and secured Murphy's consent to the
bout. Packey said he would accept
if the terms were satisfactory. The
Cream City promoters want to stage
the contest in one of the bail parks
on July 4.
Gecrgie Ritchie, brother of Willie
Ritchie, lightweight champion, yester
day announced that Harry Foley, an
old time fighter, would look after Wil
lie's affairs in the future. The fighter's
brother showed a long letter from the
champion in which the latter stated
his reasons for breaking with Billy
Nolan. One of the main causes was
Nolan's demand for more money to
handle the fighter's business.
Dayton, Ohio, June 24. Edward
Batty, aged 19, who was the opponent
of Patsy Grant, the pugilist who died
Saturday afternoon following a boxing
contest here on Friday night, was ar
rested here last night and charged
with manslaughter. Coroner' W. G.
McKinney, following the fight, stated
that it was his opinion that Grant died
from being overheated.
Hartford, Conn., June 24. Roger Sal
mon, the star twirler of Holyoke last
(first S-ason, and obtained last week by Hart.
ford rrom Louisvuie, crone into tne
Eastern association yesterday after
noon with a no-hit game against New
London, shutting them out, 5 to 0.
Salmon gave two passes and hit one
man, the only three from New Lon
don to see first base. Not a single
ball was hit out of the infield by New
' St. Louis, Mo., June 24. Announce
ment was made here yesterday that
Lloyd Rickart, Vho recently resigned
as secretary of the St Louis Ameri
cans, was elected secretary of the Fed
eral league at a meeting in Cincin
nati Saturday. Toe announcement was
made by Ed Steininger, president of
the St Louis Federals. Rickart is
expected to accept or decline the place
Cincinnati, Ohio, June 24. After a
consultation with directors of the Cov
ington, Ky., Federal league team here
yesterday President Powers of the
league decided not to transfer toa
franchise of the Covington club to
Toledo, as had been asked by the latr
ter city. While business at the Cov
ington park has not been satisfactory,
the directors told Mr. Powers that
they were willing to maintain the club
throughout the season.
Philadelphia, Pa., June 24. The
baseball team of the battleship Mis
souri clinched the cup emblematic of
the championship of the Atlantic Re
serve Fleet league by defeating the
team of the battleship Alabama by
the score pf 12 to 4. ' Eight games con
stitute the league schedule, ' and the
Missouri players have won seven and
lost none. The team of the battleship
Maine stands second. '
THREE EYE UMPS ARE
As we have always contended, um
pires are universally bad and
work of the Three Eye arbiters is
slightly more punk than others. This
contention has only been strengthen
ed during the past week in the Tri
Optic beat. Knapp at Peoria was so
bad that after three of the four games
he worked he was escorted to his car
by a squad of police. Friday, in Dav
enport, Steve Cusack impersonated
one of the Guess brothers and after
the game was walloped by one of the
enraged bugs. Steve retaliated by
slamming the bug over the head a
couple of times with his mask. Mc
Nulty was canned for his work at
Quincy some time ago.
President Tearney has shown no
disposition to secure competent um
pires and has repeatedly Ignored com
plaints from the fans of the circuit
Matters have gone so far as to have
a petition circulated in Peoria among
the fans who pledge themselves to
stay away from all games in which
Knapp officiates here.
McCormick was threatened with an
indefinite suspension by the league
head last week after Knapp's report
had been filed with him. Barry offer
ed no explanation of his conduct, but
told Tearney to get into communica
tion with any of the 3,000 fans who
saw the game. To date the prexy has
not even taken sufficient interest to
inform himself of the matter and Bar
ry has been allowed to play.
IN MURDER CASE
Jury Frees Opponent of Luther
McCarty in Fatal Bout at
FRIENDS CHEER FIGHTER
Trial of Tommy Burns, Promoter of
Engagement, Is .Set for Next
TO M'GRAW TEAM
Little Falls, N. Y., June 24. A re
port comes from St Johnsville, the
home of George Burns, left fielder of
the New York Giants, that Burns and
Third Baseman Herzog are to be
traded for Outfielder Bescher of the
Cincinnati club. The trade, it is re
ported, is to be consummated shortly.
Morton L. Hill of Lebanon, Ind.,
says: "My wife had Inflammatory
rheumatism in'., every muscle and
joint; her suffering was terrible and
her body and face were swollen al
most, beyond . recognition; had been
la bed for six weeks and had eight
physicians, but received no benefit
until she tried ' Dr.' Detchon's Relief
for Rheumatism. It gave immediate
relief and she was able to walk In
three days. I am sure it saved ber
rife." Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Sec
ond avenue, Rock Island, and Gust
Schlegel k, Son, 220 Second street
Da.vex.port (Adv.) '
Calgary, Alta., June 24. Arthur Pel
key, pugilist, last night was acquitted
of a manslaughter charge which was
placed against him as a result of the
the I death of Luther McCarty, who died iu
the first round of a scheduled ten
round bout in .the Burns arena here
on May 24.
It was charged by the government
that McCarty died from a blow ad
ministered by Pelkey.
The jury was out 45 .minutes and
the verdict was to the effect that the
contest was a prize fight, but that
Pelkey was not guilty of manslaughter
inasmuch as the blow he struck was
not intended to cause fatal results.
CIIARG1) OF JIDUG I'M-'AVORAHl.E.
Chief - Justice Harvey's charge was
unfavorable to the defendant Judge
Harvey admitted there was some
doubt as to whether or not the con
test was illegal, but he said there was
no doubt that death bad been .caused
by a blow and that the jury should
consider only whether the defendant
was guilty of causing the death of his
opponent in a effort to win the prize
placed upon the contest.
A big demonstration followed tho
announcement of the verdict and as
Pelkey stepped from the prisoner's
box he wa3 warmly congratulated. A
general rush was made by friends of
the accused to shake his hand and to
extend congratulations. Pelkey was
jubilant and declared the verdict was
exactly what he expected.
The contest which resulted in the
manslaughter charge was a scheduled
ten round affair and terminated when
it had been in progress less than two
minutes. Orders were issued by the
crown for the arrest of all those con
nected with the promotion of the fight.
EXONERATED BY CORONER'S JIRY,
Startling developments followed in
rapid succession after the principal
of the affair had been released on
bends. The coroner's Jury, which the
crown charged wa3 composed of
friends of Burns, held an inquest and '
returned a verdict exonerating Pelkey
and the others from all blame. Tho
verdict was set aside by the crown.
Burns' arena was turned to the
ground the night following the fatal
contest and four persons narrowly es
caped death. The origin of the fire
never has been ascertained. The trial,
which was begun June 19, lasted four
Pelkey probably ill continue his
career in the riz- ; lng and an an
nouncement of his next fight is ex
pected in the n?ar future. It 1b re
ported that he had been tr?jalng ear
nestly during tue last two weeks and
that a fight with "Gunboat" Smith
probably will b arranged.
The trial of Tommy Burns will be
held here in October.
Cabaret at Zum Alten Dorf.
. Enjoy your supper on the veranda
at Schuetzen park. Davenport, every
day. (Adv.) '"'''.