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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 9, 1913.
PEORIA CLUB TO
WILL MEET AGAIN
dent Herrmann can get a quorum to
gether the question of the new cou.
tract will be taken up and settled.
One of the important things to come
out at this meeting of the stockholders
is whether Tinker will be presented
with a contract for a year or for a
Manager Tinker has several plans
started at present toward building up
the Reds for 1914, but will wait with
these until he receives his new con
tract. SHULTE CLOUTS
WITH BASES FULL
Chance Pays Fancy Price for Likely Recruits
Three-I Directors at Distillery
City Expect Warm Time
at Next Meeting.
Bruner and Kennedy to "Hook
Up" in Pitching Duel at the
Masonic Ball Game.
"Wildfire" Clears Route in the
Seventh and Trojans Down
Poria, 111.. Sept 9 With the season j
of 1913 already passed into history, the
affairs cf the Peoria club are well up I
In the air on account 01 the diverse
opinions of the directorate of the
Peoria Amusement company in regard
to upon whom the blame for the 1913
poor showing of the Distillers should
rest. A meeting of the directors is
expected at any moment and It is i
thought that the affiir will be a red- ;
hot session. ,
It is expected that t.ews of the sale I
of the Distiller franchise will be given i
out at any moment, several local and '
outside men dickering for the club, t
At any rate it i3 unlikely that the
present men will be behind the club in !
1914. practically all of them having
signified their intention of dropping
out of baseball.
The general opinion Is that outside
capital will be secured to run the club
next season and it is considered prob- I
able that a club of higher class will
be behind the Distillers next summer, j
QUINCY TO RETAIN
NICK KAHL IN 1914
Quincy. 111.. Sept. 9. Nicholas Kahl,
chief of the healthy young braves,
who so recently wrested victory from
the clutching hands of seven other
clubs of the Triple Lamp, returned to
the native heath with his conquering
tribe yesterday morning, all of the
fjuad being with him excepting one.
Hoy Stout Collins, who broke camp
These winners r,t t!ie flag wilt,
doubtleRS spend a day or two in Quincy
listening to the sweet words of praise
from about 35.000 rabid bugs before
beating it for home to resumes the plow
handlenand other symbols of lifers
As to whether Nick will continue
as leader of the Coltish hopes during
the season of 1914 has not been deter
mined as yet. Nothing has been said
to the manager about it and he has
handles . and other symbols of life's
mercenary as a contract.
"Uarkus is wlllln', however, and
if the -gentlemen who control 'he des
tinies of the club here see fit to make
Mr. Kahl a proposition that he deems
fair and just a deal will doubtless be
made for his return as pilot of the
From the expressed sentiments of
the large majority of the fans as heard
on the street, this course would be
heartily approved and the return of
Nicholas would be eminently satisfac
tory to all concerned. His wonderful
ability as a manager deserves much
praise ax well as emoluments of a
more substantial character.
THREE EYE GOSSIP
The close of the season may mark
the close of the league, since the or
ganization has been wobbling for sev
eral weeks and during the finish, al
though the race has been closer than
years, the magnates found much
difficulty In getting sufficient attend
ance to keep the league going. But
for the fact that Springfield has sent
$5,000 worth of ball players to the big
leagues and Davenport has disposed of
$4,500 worth, both of those towns
would probably have suspended earlier
in the season. Up to date it is as
serted that but three towns in the
circuit have made the attendance mark
and It is freely predicted that the
league may not open Its 15th season,
or if does that there will be a number
of new cities displace those which
failed to make the attendance mark
of 35.000 required by the league.
The follow ing telegram was received
this morning In regard to the recent !
threats made by President Manager
Dubuque, Iowa, Sept. 7. 1913. Mr.
Bernle Smith, care of Star office,
Peoria. 111.: Saw by Dubuque morning
paper that Meldroth has accused us
of playing horse and not caring. This
is absolutely false and can prove It
N he trying to make It worse for me
than It is simply to cover up his ow n
mistakes? Kindly print this.
J. R. FOUNTAIN.
DECATI R ATTEND E.
Eleven hundred and two single ad
miislons at the Sunday double bill. At
that the e!ze of the crowd was not so
bad. as the rain before the game kept
hundreds of fans away from the game.
The totAl attendance for this season
t Decatur w as 31.790, below the league
attendance. The receipts from the
New York Gtants-Decatur game taken
In early In the season, will bring up
the total to that of last year. Decatur
PEORIA AUKS EbASI
It is rumored in various circles that
reorla would like to hook Ned Egan,
many time pennant winner, tor i
pilot next aeason. Copping the rag ia that any boxer w ho can get to Lang
a habit with Egan. He has Just an-1 ford's wind or stomach would haTe no
need his third straight for Ottumwa J trouble w hipping him today. Sam eata
in the Central association, and before too much and overeating hurts a pug -
going to Ottumwa, he grabbed two foriilist almobt aa much as dissipation.
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New York, Sept. 9. Frank Chance
is spending money like water to build
up his lowly Yankees. Maisel, his new
third baseman, cOHt the Yanks $12,
f'00 and Count Midkiff and Bert Dan
iels. Bit Chance thinks he made a
pood business deal.
"I paid $12,0on for Maisel because
he is worth twelve $1.0ii0 a year bail
players. I vold ra'her have fiva
S5,0i0 a year players than fifty $1,000
a year men. The high priced man
usually plays major league ball."
In this statement the former boss
of the Chicago Cubs sums up what is
the idea of the majority of successful
managers. He Is not at the head of a
winning combination this season, but
with his new men and some more
contemplated purchases, he expects
bis things of the Yankees next year.
It Is said that he will practically turn
the team up side down in an effort to
put a pennant contender in the field.
He is pleased with ine work of the
Burlington. Twice he has finished In
second place and only once in the sec
ond division. Peoria hints it will sign
one of the Central association pilots
for next year and Kgan looks like the
favored nominee. Decatur Review.
PHORIVS 1014 5.QI AD.
Pitchers Alberts, Prendergast, Mal
loy. Catchers Yelle and Schall.
Infield Brewer, Walliser, Fountain,
Suspended Harris, Tallman, Maxon
and Waring. Peoria Herald-Tran-
The attendance will probably com
pare favorably with last year. Spring-1
lield. Dubuque. Danville and Decatur !
33.000. but doubtless all will be per-j
mitted to remain it they care to do
are said to be shy of the pecessary
so. as one could not be dropped with
out all four. Bloomington Pantagraph.
Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 9. Minne
sota hunters yesterday ushered in the
1913 hunting season, and hundreds of
nimrods who went to the fields, re
turned last night with the information
that birds are more plentiful this sea
son than for many years. In the more
thinly settled parts of the state prairie
chickens are said to be unusually wild,
hunters who have violated the law- by
hunting before the opening of the sea
son, are being blamed for their con
BIG SMOKE ALL IN;
FAT AS ALDERMAN
If the Big Ebony and Sam Langford
meet in Paris next December the bat
tle will be a burlesque unless the
black smoke and Langford make
changes In their methods of living,
which are almost impossible. Those
who saw the Dallas negro do his
vaudeville turn in Paris say he is
"hog fat." The big black sparred
three two-minute rounds with a boxer
weighing 100 pounds less and at the
end of each round the fugitive, winded
from the little exercise, sank exhaust
ed Into a chair. He is many pounds
overweight and could today be licked
by any of the first six white hope.
From Boston come reports that Lang
ford Is also much too fat. They say
Frank Chance (center) and two of his late acquisitions,
new men he has picked up this year,
and it. would not be a surprising thing
to see several more Yankee vo'eians
follow the trail of the men the "Peer
less Leader" has already let go.
John McGraw also believes in pay
ing big sa!aries for high-class players.
When he paid $11,000 to the Indian
apolis club of the American associa
tion for Rube Marquard ana $6,053 -o
the St. Paul club for Chief Meyers.!
there were many baseba'il men who
thought, that the Giants had paid too
much for men from the minor leagues.
But the work of the pair since they
joined the Giants has more than borne
out the judgment of the Little Na
poleon. They have helped the Giants
to pennants and have been worth
their wc:piit in gold to tfce team.
But they are not the only players
for whom the Giants have paid big
prices. The late John T. Brush never
believed in stjntinp his manager
when it come to getting a good player.
CORRECT STANDING OF THREE-EYE
LEAGUE AT THE END OF SEASON OF 1913
J. Phil Appel, sporting editor of the Quincy Herald, who Is known as
the wizard of statistics around the circuit, claims to have the official and
authentic standing of the various clubs for the past season. Same is ap
pended: " v
& S C C w
Quincy 12 11 9 10 12 12 i 139 80 5 .576
Dubuque 8 7 14 10 11 10 14 137 74 63 .54J
Danville 8 11 9 9 11 10 12 136 70 66 .515
Davenport 11 6 11 9 11 9 11 135 63 67 .504
Decatur 10 9 11 9 9 9 11 137 68 69 .496
Springfield 8 9 9 8 11 11 10 137 66 71 .482
Bloomington 8 10 10 S 11 8 9 136 65 71 .478
Peoria 6 6 7 9 9 9 10 137 56 SI .409
59 63 66 67 69 71 71 81
WILLARD IS HELD
ON MURDER CHARGE
Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 9. Jess Wil
lard and 11 others concerned in the
fight at Vernon arena Aug. 22, which
was followed by the death of Willards
opponent, John Young, were held yes
terday to answer in the superior court
to charges of second degree murder
and prize fighting.
Justice Summerfield, at the conclu
sion of the preliminary hearing on
manslaughter charges yesterday morn
ing, bound them over for trial before
the higher tribunal.
Besides Wlllard, those held to the
higher court, were T. J. McCarey and
Al Greenew aid, promoters ; Tom Jones.
i Willards manager; Harry Gilmore, Jr.,
loungs manager; All Harder, time
keeper; Charles Eyton, referee; Wal
ter i Monahan, John Davies, Charles
Anslinger, James Cameron and Eddie
Webster, seconds. The bonds of
5.000 for Willard and $1,500 for each
of the other 11 remained unchanged.
ILLINOIS HUNTERS FIGHT
NEW WEEKS-M'LEAN BILL
Springfield, 111.. Sept. 9. Hunters of
Illinois will protest against the Weeks
McLean bill, passed at the last ses-
sion of congress, at a meeting of the
Illinois State Sportsmen's association
to be held at Bloomington Sept. 1?.
The call for the meeting has been
r- nm .w A 1 . .
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1 president of the 6tate organisation,
j The Weeks-McLean bill specifies
Uones in which shooting of ducks and
Mateel (left) and Cook.
He unloosened his Purse strings for
McGraw and in the past this has been
a big aid to the little manager in
turning out pennant winning teams.
If McGraw saw a player he thought
was worth a cer'-ain price, big as was
the figure set on him, he got t'r.e man.
Mr. Brush never stood in his way.
Now, Frank Farrell, the owner of
the Yankees, is apparently adopting a
similar course. He is paying Chance
one of the biggest salaries ever drawn
by a baseball manager and the "Peer
less Leader' is determined to give
New York a good tjeam ia the Ameri
can league. This year he has had
iiiucu iu tuuieuu iia, a ma.ri iu ie-
model practically and a new league
with which to get familiar. But with
orders to go ahead and get the play-
ers and the knowledge that, Mr. Far
rell will stand the expense, he feels
encouraged, despite the frequent
slumps of his team and its inability
to get out cf the cellar position.
Games Won Lost Pet.
other water fowls is prohibited. The
direct intention of the measure is for
the protection of song, plumage and
migratory birds. Hunters of Illinois
believe they are discriminated against
in the recommendation of the commit'
tee appointed by the president to for
mulate regulations in accordance with
the new bill.
The zones as they have been rec
ommended prohibits residents of Illi
nois from Bhooting, ducks or other
w;ater fowl after Dec. 16 to the follow
ing Sept. 2. The shooters of Texas
are allowed to kill ducks from Oct.
6 to Jan. 16, the entire winter's shoot
ing or the entire time the ducks re
main in their locality and until they
start north in the spring. This regu
lation, it is contended, is not fair to
the sportsmen of Illinois.
Pick McAllister to Win.
San Francisco, Cal., Sept 9. Bob
McAllister of the Olympic club was
a 10 to 6 favorite last night over
"Sailor" Petroskey, with whom he will
clash today in a 20-round boxing bout
at the middleweight limit. The pair
met a month ago over the long dis
tance route and the referee decided
the affair a draw.
Fond du Lac, Wis., Sept. 9. Tommy
Cavlngan. Cleveland middleweight, w ho
j began his boxing career in this city,
announced here yesterday that he will
sail from New York for Paris. France,
I . . . . . m . . , .
we tatter pan oi me wees, wnere ne
(has been practically promised a match
j with Georg Carpemter. the French
I middleweight champion,
The longstanding feud between Al
bert Bruner. the piano tuner, and
Frank "Shorty" Kennedy Is about to
come to a head. Sept. 27 a ball team
recruited from Trio lodge, A. F. & A.
M,. piloted by Kennedy, will engage in
mortal combat with an aggregation
gleaned from Rock Island lodge, pilot
ed by Bruner, the tuner. The blood
will be shed on the Watch Tower dia
mond along with several hogsheads of
bona fide perspiration.
Away back in the days of antiquity,
the Fats played a ball game with the
Leans. Bruner and Kennedy were
teammates on the pachyderm squad.
Along about the middle of the game
Shorty's" salary ana began to de
velop glassy symptoms, and he was
summarily yanked. Bruner the Tuner
was assigned the life-saving role. Since
that time there has been a lot of
professional jealousy and the matter
will be fought to a finish Sept. 27.
A 25-cent admission will be charged.
the proceeds to be used In defraying
the expense of furnishing the new
(I BASEBALL . II
W. L. Pcu
Philadelphia 85 45 .654
Cleveland 80 52 .606
Washington 73 57 .562
Boston 65 63 .508
Chicago 68 66 .507
Detroit ' 57 14 .435
St. Louis 51 84 .378
New York 45 83 .348
New York 87
Boston . .
Minneapolis - 86
I gt. Paul C5
Denver 89 53
Des Moines 79 62
(Lincoln 77 67
j St. Joseph 73 69
! Omaha 70 74
Tcpeka 65 76
Sioux City 62 80
Wichita 54 88
Washington, 0; New Y'ork, 4.
Chicago, 5; St. Louis, 3.
Cincinnati, 152; Pittsburgh,
(second game, six innings).
Boston, 22; Philadelphia, 136.
New York, 8; Brooklyn, 1.
Milwaukee, 2; Toledo, 1.
St. Paul, 2; Columbus, 6.'
Indianapolis, 1 8; Minneapolis, 3 4.
Kansas City, 3; Louisville, 1.
Chicago, 1; Indianapolis, 3.
Kansas City, 6; Pittsburgh, 11.
St. Louis, 4; Cleveland, 0.
Topeka, 4; Sioux City, 3 (11 in
nings). Omaha, 5; Lincoln, 4.
Wichita, 2; Des Moines, 4.
Denver, 10; St. Joseph, 7.
Newark, 4; Baltimore, 5.
Jersey City, 0; Providence, 10.
Rochester, 100; Buffalo, 58.
Toronto, '3 19; Montreal, 59.
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE.
Oakland, 2; Portland, 5.
TINKER TO GET NEW
Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept. 9. Manager
Joe Tinker of the Reds and President
Herrmann of the local club have come
to an understanding In regard to their
difficulties of the past few weeks, and
within the next few days Manager
Tinker will be presented with a con
tract to continue as manager of the
Since the Reds returned home from i
Chicago, Manager Tinker and Presi
dent Herrmann have had several con
ferences, at which times the ideas of
both were given expression. The local
manager has certain ideas about the
running of a ball club, and some of
these were thought to have not beenject to being offered In a trade which
along the lines desired by Herrmann, j w ould strengthen the Erowns. "
oui tfiier me meeungs or tne past two
aays, in wnicn both men had their say, : do not want to go," said Hedge, "but
the trouble that was on the surface a first basemen that bat .300 are hard
few days ago has been cleared away to get. You would never get out of
and a perfect understanding is on the American league. We have boost
between the magnate and the mana. ed your salary . iree times."
ger. ( Hedges told Stovall to look around
As soon as some of the local stock-1 for a berth and promised to help him
holders return to the city and Preal-iland uie one he wanted.
NEW LEA8UE SOON
TO OPEN SEASON
Island City Bowlers Play First
Games Tuesday, Sept. 16
The newly organized Island City
Bowling league will open the ball sea
son on the evening of Tuesday, Sept.
16. This was decided at a meeting of
the league officials last night, at which
time the schedule was formally ap
proved. The "Rock Island Brews" w ill
be pitted against the "Hubers" at the
Hastings alleys and the "2600's" will
clash with the "Colts." The teams win
bow l every Tuesday evening.
The personnel of the various teams
Is as follows:
Rock Island Brews F. Hildebrandt,
captain; Walter Oberg, John
Schwecke, T. Abrahamson, George
Abrahmson, E. Bell.
Colts H. Klove, captain; Guy
Moose. Ed Mason, George Aughwatter,
W. Orth, H. Gilhart, Louis Kolls and
2600's" L. Mordhorst, captain; Ray
Brown, Joe Huber, Joe Lyons. John
Lyons, Phil Weber and Otto Linden
strugh. Hubers Fred Runck, R. Scott, Fred
Mordhorst, Carl Seville, Will Long and
U. S. TEAM WINS
BIG PALMA SHOOT
Camp Perry, Ohio, Sept. 9. The
United States team won the Palma
match yesterday. Its score was 1,714.
The team from the Argentine Repub
lic was second, with a score of 1,684,
nine points ahead of Canada's score
of 1,675. Sweden made 1,424 and
The shooting was on the 800, 900 and
1,000 yard ranges. The scores are con
sidered good as a strong north wind
blew in the faces of the shooters. The
winning score was six points below
that made by the United States team
last year when It captured the prize
The Canadian team was much sur
prised at the result as it came here
determined to win back the prize. The
Argentine shooters did well, consider
ing that they were not accustomed to
long range shooting. When they came
here they had hard work to locate the
targets. They say that when they re
turn to South America there will be
mere shooting at 1,000 yards.
, Joe Wood Back in Trim.
Manchester, N. II., Sept. 9. Joe
Wood, the leading pitcher for the Bos
ton Red Sox, got into the game yester
day for the first time since he was in
jured two months ago and the Ameri
can leaguers defeated a picked team
from the Manufacturers' league in cn
exhibition game here yesterday, 3 to 1.
Wood pitched three innings and al
lowed but one single. Leonard replaced
him and allowed seven hits.
"Nebraska" Seacon fiver.
Omaha, Neb., Sept. 9. The baseball
season of the Nebraska State league
closed yesterday. Kearney, with a per
centage of .598, won the pennant,
Hastings, with .571, being second. Oth
er clubs of the league finished in this
order: York, Fremont, Superior, Co
lumbus, Beatrice and Grand Island.
New Cub Clouting Star.
Cadillac, Mich., Sept. 9. Pete Alli
son, the property of the Chicago Cubs,
made four hits yesterday against Mus
kegon In as many times at bat, scored
two runs, and stole two bases. He is
hitting over .350 aid field .987 in 103
Omaha Manager la Released.
Omaha, Neb., Sept. 9. Charles Babb,
who has been manager of the Omaha
team of the Western league of base
ball clubs, was latt night given his
unconditional release. Edward Justice
will act as field captain.
THE BOSS WON'T LET
THIS PLAYER QUIT
St. IxjuIs, Mo., Sept. 9. Angered at
being deposed as manager of the
Browns, George Stovall today called
upon President Hedges and demanded
his unconditional release. Hedges, in
rerusing. declared that Stova.ll has
1 been treated fairlv and Rhni.M net nh.
"We will not send you where you i
Chicago, Sept. 9. The bags were
loaded when Schulte connected. Trail
ing the pesky cards by a matter of one
run, Evers' sprightly young men
stepped into the witching seventh yes
terday bent on changing conditions.
Two passes and a single served to
fill the route, then Wildfire made good,
hammering a double to right field.
Steve Evans, the comical cuss ot the
tail-end host, made a gallant effort to
hold the ball, but it traveled top fast,
three runs scoring. Zim's single
shoved Wildfire home, making It three
straight for the Cub machine In this
particular series, 5 to 3.
Up to the turning point the cellar
champs looked like winners. Some
wobbly work by "Big Jim" Vaughn in
the first two rounds enabled the hos
tiles to round out a couple of markers,
two passes and a double steal netting
one In the opener and three swats
accounting for another in the second.
The strong boy then found his bear
ings and hurdled all pitfalls until the
eighth, when with victory assured, he
yielded a double and single, the card3
hanging up their third and final tally.
Chicago. AB. R. H. PO. A. E.
Leach, cf 4 0 1 3 0 0
Evers, 2b 3 1 0 2 9 0
Schulte, if 3 1 1 2 0 0
Zimmerman, 3b.... 4 1 2 0 1 0'
Saier. lb 3 0 2 13 6 0
3 0 0 0 0 0
Bridwell, ss 3 1 0 5 2 0
Archer, c 4 0 0 2 2 0
Vaughn, p 3 1 1 0 3 0
Total 30 5 7 27 17 0
St. Louis. AB. R. H. PO. A. E.
Magee, 2b 4 0 1
Mowrey, 3b 3 2 2
Oakes, cf 2 0 0
Konetchy, lb 4 0 1
Whitted. If 3 0 0
Evans, rf 4 0 0
O'Leary, ss 3 1 1
Wingo, c 4 0 2
Perritt. p 3 0 1
Callahan 1 0 0
Total ." 31 3 8 24 9 0
Batted for Territt in the ninth.
Chicago .'. ....0 0 0 1 O 0 4 0 5
St. Louis 1 1000001 03
Two-base hits Saier, Schulte, Mow.
rey. Home run Zimmerman. Struck
out By Vaughn, 2 (Magee, Evans);
by Perritt. 4 (Vaughn, Leach, Archer,
Miller).. Double play Vaughn to Brid
well to Saier. Left on bases Chicago,
6; St. Louis, 6. Time 1:30. Umpires
Klein and Ort! .
ON BOAT GRANTED
New York, Sept. 9. Frederick G.
Bourne, a wealthy New York manu
facturer, who will join with Cornelius
Vanderbilt and J. P. Morgan in financ
ing the defense of the America's cup
against Sir Thomas Lipton's challcng.
er, is- also a member of the syndicate
which built the Constitution, winner of
the cup race in 1901. For Mr. Morgan
and Mr. Vanderbilt, however, it is the
first instance of their entrance in the
financial backing of a defender for this
Former Commodore Vanderbilt and
Rear Commodore Morgan have been
enthusiastic members of the New York
Yacht club and have appeared fre
quently as contenders here and abroad,
but they have never before figured in
the America's cup events, although
the late J. P. Morgan had been a mem-
j ber of the syndicate that built Aineri
can defenders in the past. His was
the most notable connection with the
syndicate that built Cie Reliance.
The announcement last night by
"Nat" Hcrreshoff that Messrs. Morgan,
Bourne and Vanderbilt as heads of
the syndicate had orderod the new de
fender to be 75 Teet on the water line
will be welcome news to Sir Thomas
Lipton, who has protested against
a 'JO-foot defender, such as is per
missible under the deed of gift of the
I America cup.
The New York Yacht club declined
to be bound by a 75-foot limit, but
the syndicate evidently decided to meet
the conditions which Sir Thomas first
named. Mr. Herreshoff will not be
limited in any way, however, as to the
expense or design of the new defend
Mullin Beats Michigan Leaguera.
Saginaw, Mich., Sept. 9. George
Mullia, pitching for Tom Stephen's
I Oswego, Mich., club, defeated Saginaw
!of the South Michigan league, 4 to 3,
I in 12 innings yesterday.
' Brewers Get Star.
Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 9. Pitchel
L'Hommedieu, a right hander, six feel
tall, who has made a great showing
with the Winnipeg city club, reported
to Manager Clarke yesterday for a
tryout with the Brewers. L'Homme
dieu won 14 straight games for the
Houston Wir.a Texas Pennant
Dallas, Texas, Sept. 9. Houston has
won the pennant for the second suc
cessive time In the Texas State league,
the season ending yesterday. Dallas,
Waco, San Antonio, Galveston,-Beaumont,
Fort Worth and Austin finlshef
in order named.