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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 13, 1913.
Al Tearney's Sister Transacts
League Business Is Claim
of Quincy Journal
PRESENT EXECUTIVE LAX
Circuit Aaln Neflfflected While Al
bert Dodge Chicago Suit
the morning and not at 11. He be
lieves that no player can be at his
best in the afternoon if he whiles
away the morning in sleep.
By releasing three player Thurs
day Manager Rickey reduced the per-
j sonnel of the Browns to permit of
J angling for 10 new athletes at Cincin
; nati. He has high hopes of putting
the trailing organisation well up in the
pennant race next season.
BY KENOSHA GLUB
Boston Heavyweight Offered
Chance to Meet "Cleve"
rvTGraw Expects His Pitchers to Win Series
Who Is the real head of the Three
Eye league? Al li. Tearney? Decided
ly not. according to the Quincy Jour
nal. That -paper claims that a member
of the fair sex, none other than Al
Tearney's sister, transacts all the
business of the league while brother
goes hunting up in the Wisconsin
woods. If this is the case, it Is ccr-:
tainly time for a change. Al O'Hern!
of the Davennort Tirnoa h:it mnro rpnl
knowledge of the affairs of the Trl-Orb'j tonm cily yesterday offered Ijwgford j
circuit than Al Tearney ever hoped H cham'e to a!'pear before -'n(cago
tn hav. h tnr .) n tnoiho, I followers of the game with Cleve
with the fact that he would conscien-! Hawkins, local colored light heavy
tiously give the "best tlist Is in him," I "' llis opponent. Hawkins a".
h Is picked as the logical man for ! rea(1' nas signified his willingness f0
the place. The Journal has the fol-j nravo dfat" b" taking a chance with
If plans now under consideration
mature Samuel Langford, the Boston I
"Tar-Baby," globe trct.ter and seeker !
after fortune and favor in t tie heavy- j
weight ranks, will be Keen in action j
at Kenosha. Promoters in the Wis-1
lowing to say:
oimv .IT HF.I.Vf. J
" 'Peerless' Piern of the Bloom-
lngton Pantagraph has declared for i
j'resiaent learney for reflection as
the negro terror frrm Boston and it is
cow up to Langford.
The calling off of Iangford's bout in
New York and his inability to con
nect with any of the "hopes" because
head of the Thr-e-Eye Wcue, because j 01 ,no s'6n" 01
Ihe 'rcripat!r philosopher" savs that commissions leavin
Tearney is so liberal with his money.
"Not castlna any undue reflections
on the philanthropic motives of the
executive, the suggestion is ventured
that if anyone paid league bills out
many lucrative bouts and this may
force him to jump at a chance to mis
with Hawkins. Cleve should give
Samuel a hard tame, inasmuch as
Cleve trained langford on several oc-
Struck 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
tOrr 0 1 0 0 0 0
Totals - ...28 7 7 27 8 0
Batted for Pennock in third. tRan
for Thomas in seventh.
Chirago 2 0 1 0 p 0 2 0 05
Philadelphia ...0 1000060 7
Two base hit Weaver. Three base
hit Oldring. Home runs Weaver,
Baker. Struck out, By Benz, E. Mur
phy. Thomas, Ilouck. Baker: by
Bush, J. Collins, Bodie; by Pennock,
Berger. Lord, Chase; by Houck, East
erly, Benz, Bodie. Bases on balls
Off Benz, 3; off Russell. 1. Double
plays Berger to Weaver to Chase.
Hits Oil Plank, 3 in one-third inning:
off Pennock, 3 in two and two-thirds
innings; off: Houck, 3 in four innigs;
off Benz, 5 in six and one-third innings;
off Russell. 2 in two-third inning.
Passed ball Easterly. Left on bases
Chicago, 5; Philadelphia, 4. Time
2:00. Umpires Dineen and Connolly.
Rock Island Independents to
Meet Strongest Teams
in Middle WesV
PLAY FIRST GAME OCT. 5
Team Ha Hard Row to Hoe Spring
Valley and Molina Olympics ,
COLLEGE EDITORS WANT
MICHIGAN TO COME BACK
The return of Michigan to the "Big
Nine" conference will be made possi
ble if p.aus t.iat were arranged at a
meeting of the Association of West
ern collcire Editors, which was held
at the Hotel I.aSa'.ie yesterday after
The association was organised last
yeur forhe purpose of promoting har
mony r.mong the western colleges and
i:!iiorsiti'-s throuuh editorials and to
I'ister a social aud fraternal spirit in
ii'.' t'.cs and other college education.
"We met today," raid I. Toulme,
president of the association and editor
of the University of Michigan Daily,
"to devise way and means to have
Michigan eleven returned to the Bi.;
Nie f-onference. We feel that the
differences existing are slight and may
e nvt'T .ivi!e v i'f tr diplomatic
of his own pockK when the treasury caslons and knows the style and hit
was empty, as I'ierson f.ays Tearney 'ing accuracy of the Boston negro,
does, it was .Mis? Tearney, Albert's Then Cleve is clever, fast on his feet,
sister, who U real head of the Three- and can hit hard enough to make
Ke league. Laneford know ha is fighting.
"And thi i not disroun'ing Miss! Should I.ansford accept the offer
Tearney abiiity. either. For all of made h,m bv the Kenosha roatch-
ihe executive ability wasted on the maker the bout will be staged within:
Three-Lamp during the past consider-; two weeks. Hawkins it; in Minneapoiis j
ahl tlmo has been contributed by i a; present, working with some novices j
that able and efficient lady who keeps! at :l tiub in the northern city, but he j
the length oflices in Chicago. j wil, r,Murn t0 Chicago immediately if i
..r:v.iHiiiM. . im..v,i.u. l(, match ,g rnarle Langford has
When Al is not escaping prosecu- ,,OVPr jWf,ht in Chicago nor before a
tion for wamon violation of the mid-; Chicago crowd and the Kenosha pro
night closing hour in his two cafes, j nlo,.erg fjj:Ure thev can fill the house
or lying s'ck In Ix-catur in a hotel, or , if thPse tWQ t togetlier.
hunting In the north woods, he attends ! .
to his iusines affairs in Chicago and !
twice a year l.e visits in::ie friendly j
:lty In the league. i
"Occasionally when the constitution
tb'tnnnds and there is nothiiy; else to;
lie calls a league meeting. This i
Tearney attends in the morning and
faVes the noon train back to Chicago,
ns lie (lla at the Davenport i.u-cting
last ppriug, leaving bu:dn'!,.j t-t ill un
settled. "When thre is some difficulty
around the beat over a schedule nv
lease, as tliere was this spring, thei
president refuses to pay any attention I
to it and permits it to drag until a ;
U'RPiia r i in t f n r 4u -illotl l.'rrf ol t n.l
nnd protested (tames are settled with
the ame degree of haste.
HOHK itl' 1:11 HIM.
"Official scorers are permitted to get
their returns in several days or even
weeks late, and their Falaries from
the league are much later and Irvln
New York, Sept. 13. Manager Mo
Graw of the Giants is grooming his
pitching staff in preparation for the
world's series. He believes he has a
bunch of boxmen who can put it over
the classiest of Ccnuie Mack's tv.irl
crs, and the critics generally seem to
agree with him.
Matheweoa, Marquard, , Demaree
and Tesreau, the quartet of Giant
hur:ers likely to be called into action
have, when permitted to go the route,
limited their adversaries to 2.06 runs
per contest and to 7.3S hits per game,
the figures for the Mackmen being
1.73 in tallies and 6.12 in. bingles.
Judged from their 1913 performances,
the Athletics' pitchers are likelv to
strike out more men than t,he Giant
Manager McGraw and his pitching staff,
lso are likely to is-
sue more passes.
Tesreau seems to be the only gen
erous individual on the Giants' hurl
ing staff. In 14 complete games he
has franked SI men. Mathewson has
issued only 10 complimentaries in 22
complete contests. Marquard in 17
full games has passed 17 men, and
Demaree in 10 games has .handed out
Demaree is expected to wn as many
games in the coming series as either
Mathewson or Marquard and more
than Tesreau. lie has pitched steadier
ball th.s season than anyone, else on
the Giants' hurling staff, aiid the team
seems to hit better when he is work
iug than when anyone else is on the
The accompanying table . shows
what the leading pitchers on the two
big teams have done this season to
Games Pitched by Giants.
Pitcher. W. L. R. H. SO.BB.
Tesreau . . .
Demaree . .
Totals 53 10 130 465 254
Games Pitched by Athletics.
Pitcher. W. U R. H. SO.BB.
Brown . 8
Shawkey ..... 4
35 105 104
23 100 81
18 58 27
7 31 25
MAPLE LEAF TAKES
WORLD HYDRO TITLE
London, Sept. 13. The British motor
boat Maple Leaf IV., owned by K.
J'.ackay Edgar and representing the
Foyal Motor Yacht club, won the
British international motor boat tro
phy, popularly known as the Harms-
worth cup, in a series of races con
cluded yesterday over a course In Os
borne bay, Isle of Wight. The finish
was as follows for the course of 32.4
Maple Leaf IV.. 40:10 2-5; Ankle
Deep, 43:25: Crusader, 46:30 2-5.
The American boat Disturber, own
ed by Commodore James H. Pugh of
Chicago, and the Despujon I.,
French, crossed the starting line too
early and thus lost a lap each. The
first race of the series was won by the
Desnuions II. on Wednesday. Her
time was 41:34.
The Maple Leaf IV., by winning two
of tha three races in the series, retains
for Great Britain the trophy which she
won on Huntington Bay, Long Island,
last year. Ankle Deep, an American
representative, owned by Count Casl
mir Mankowski of Lake George, was
the second boat to cross the finishing
line today. H. Hollingsworth's crusad
er, a British entry, was third.
William Hale Thompson of Chicago
congratulating E. Mackay Edgar on the
Maple Leaf's victory today said that
America would challenge for the
Harmsworth . trophy next year when
he hoped the United States would be
represented by speedier boat3.' '
.39 9 83 294 237 110
l it it i i ,.!.. . i. '
... ..., i...u mim,u.m ui "'H We tdial! ruurn to our respec-
bague. runs over this league and!tiv fleld8 and b ,a a canipaien of
Tearney and issues his statistics when I,acifica.km Bwking Ule rfturn cf
ever he pleases and the newspapers Mll.,llKaI,-8 warriors to the confer
and public and club owners may w his-1 t.rr
tie until he gets good and ready. j 'T,,e Wf)rk . p3rtioned an!ong
"But enough of this. Al is a capital tl.OHe reSlint with ln;jtructions t)
fellow to meet and is doubtless square j Iliak(J a carefu c;,nvass of condition
nnd honorable as can be. but his ex-; in eacI) comnulnUv ai,d to report their
-cutlve ability and Interest in the I Iindirif.3. at anothtr mee-ing to be call-Tnree-Eye
league nnd its affairs arc , od by rresldenl Toulme.
absolutely nil. How much longer is
this loop to be the laughing stock of!
the baseball world because of itaj
Believes "Old Poke" Logical
Man for President of
NO FINANCIAL JNTEREST
Would Give All Clubs Square Deal
lie is known throughout the country
as one of the ablest chroniclers of
the game under the nom de plume
"Old Poke" and not being financially
interested in any club, could be re
lied upon to give all a square deal.
hi Murnane, Ban Johnson, the late
Lilly Locke, and many other great
men in baseball today started as news
paper men and Al O'Hern would not
bring any discredit to the profession."
(I BASEBALL II
V. L. Pet.
New York S9 43 .671
Philadelphia 78 49 .614
Chicago 76 59 .562
Pittsburgh 71 63 .530
Brooklyn 58 73 .443
Boston 56 73 .434
Cincinnati 58 80 .420
St. Louis 47 93 .345
Browns Buy Boy Hurllr.
Karmiiigton, Mo.. Sept. 13. Charlie
Barrett, scout for the St. Louis Ameri
cans, yesterday signed Tim McCade,
an amateur ritcher of Graniteville,
Mo., for the 1914 season of McCabe
through the manager of the Farming
"SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND."
"NOT SO." SAYS MR. HUNTER
President William H. Hunter, of the ton tam and came here Wednesday
Hloomington baseball club, returned j to watch him pitch against a team
on the Hummer last night, follow ingjof semi-pros from. St. Louis. In the
a short business trip to Chicago. In- game McCabe got 16 strikeouts, and
cidentally the Bloomington owner! his work so impressed the St. Louis
tried to locate President Al Tearney,
but, as usual. It was like looking for
a needle In a haystack. Albert, dear
triends, is one of the hardest fellows
in the world to locate when you want
to Fee him. 1'jr this reason, the
Bioomington bos did not know any
more about the Three-Eye situation
than he did before he made the jour
cey. Bloomington Bulletin.
scout that the player was signed by
the major league team yesterday. Mc
Cabe is IS years old.
RICKEY TO MAKE BROWNS
A UNIQUE BASEBALL CLUB
St. Louis, Mo.. Sept. 13. The St.
Louis Browns, with Branch Rickey at
the managerial helm, probably will be
the most unique baseball team In eith
er of the- major leagues.
Branch Rickey as a leading Y. M. C.
A. worker and Sunday school teacher
has some fixed Ideas regarding the
running of a baseball team that un
doubtedly mill conflict with the Ideas
of the men making up the Browns;
la other words, the team will be run
on Sunday school principles.
Rickey objects to Sunday baseball
and la his major league career never
took part In a Sunday contest. He
believes in his players keeping early
hours and reporting for work early In
the morning. No more Joy parties for
Every member of the team will he
eipected to breakfast at 8 o'clock In
Want Later Season.
President Bering is quoted as say
ing that he Is in favor of a later sea
son than the one Just ended. He would
have the season end in the last week
of September, starting two weeks lat
er than It did this year. His remarks
are taken to Indicate that he will not
be among the absentees from the an
nual league meeting this fall, even
though he may w ind up his connection
with the club at about the same time.
There seems to be a concerted
movement to place Al O'Hern at the
head of the Thr?e I to succeed Al
Tearney. The majority of cities
around the circuit believe "Old Poke"
to be the logical man for league execu
tive. The pr'neipie objection ?o eith
er Jimmio Boyle or J. T. Ha;e
that they are interested in T!:ree-I
clubs, and the fear is expressed that
tliere would he dissatisfaction at liielr
regime, on grounds of favoritism. In
speaking of the last two gentlemen.
as candidates for the office, J. Phil Ap
pel of the tjuincy Herald says:
Fl VM I tl.LY JXTKHKVTKIJ.
"While both are good baseb.ail men,
Hayes especially, neither should be
seriously considered as both, are in-! Columbus 84
terested in the clubs of their city and, Louisville SI
uo matter how fair and impartial nj St. Paul 6S
club owner may be as iresidenL there I Toledo 62
Philadelphia 87 47
lg I Cleveland 80 57
Washington 7S 57
Bobton 68 6
Chicago 70 CI
Detroit 53 77
St. Louis 52 87
Xew York 48 84
HOSE DROP FINAL
TO MACKMEN, 7-5
Leaders Trail Sox Until Sev
enth, Then Clean Up on
Milwaukee. , 9
FIRST BEAR STORY
COMES FROM ILLINI
Urbana, 111.. Sept, 13. Coach Zupp
ke of the Illlnl football team received
word yesterday that Madison, a star
tackle on last year's freshman team,
r.ould not return to the university this
year on account of 111 health. This 1
the first sign of any gloom In the Il
llnl camp prior to the opening of tha
season. Fu'.lerton. an old Beloit fol
lege star, who attended Illinois 'last
year. tll be seen on the football
6'iuad when the regular practice sea
son opens on Sept. lit). -
is bound to be trouble. Hayes would
be accused of favoring the northern
clubs and Boyle of handing things to
the southern bunch, while if the presi
dent's own club should be mixed up
in some protest the other clubs would
claim that they got the short end.
Three-I league writers claimed that as
long as Mike Sexton was president.
Rock Island won pennants because
Jack Tighe could do Just as he pleased
I and because he had all the umpires
scared stiff, while all complaints
against Tighe went Into the waste bas
ket. Boyle's action In the matter of
the protested game against Quincy
proves that he Is not of the timber c
which efficient executives are made.
Boyle fought as if a fortune depended
on having that game thrown out and
that on grounds not considered in
baseball. If Boyle w ere president and
Danville were in the league, the home
club would have to g-t all the close
! decisions and win every game and the
pennant every year.
O'iiKRV BKST MAM.
!f there is going to be a cliange
In the league head, it is donbtfal
i whether a better man than Al
' O'Hern, sporting editor of the Daven
port Times, could be found. He is
ikeld In high regard by all cf them.
Kansas City '. . .62
Philadelphia, Sept. 13. Callahan's
lack of confidence in Joe Benz beat
the White Sox in the final of the year
here yesterday when a win looked like
the easiest thing iu the world. After
twirling nearshutout ball for six chap
ters, Benz suddenly wavered in the
seventh with the sox four runs to the
good when he filled the bases. Rus
feell was called in but he couldn't
rescue, and before the 8ide was re
tired six men had clattered over the
pan. This made the score 7 to 5 and
no runs went over after the ill-fated
If ever the Sox should have won a
game they should have taken this one.
They drove Plank to cover in the first
Inning, made Pennock quit in the third
and gave Houck a fine drubbing in
the seventh. On these twirlers they
assumed a bulge of five runs, while
Mie Athletics could do nothing better
than score once on Benz in the second
Inning and this because of an error
by Lord. Had Benz been allowed to
remain, as he should have been, he
might have come through with flying
coiurs, but Cal was afraid to trust
419 the Butcher Boy with even a four run
413 ! advantage.
The Rock Island Independents will
play their fiist game of the 1913 sea
son Sunday, Oct 5, at Exposition
park, although as yet the Identity of
their opponents has not been disclosed.
The fourth practice will be held at
Expo park tomorrow morning at 9
, o'clock, and all men who are candidates
for the team are urged to turn out
The squad Is rapidy rounding Into con
dition and from all indications, will
ba the equal if not superior of the
winning 1912 aggregation.
Manager John Roach is working
hard on the schedule, which will be
one of the stiffest In history. There ,
will be but few easy games, and the
local men will have to show class to
make a record as good as last year.
HARD GAMES AIIELAI).
Among the teams to be played ara
Spring Valley, Teorla Socials, Musca
tine, Joliet, Rockford Badgers and St.
Ambrose college. The Moline Olym-
pics will probably have one of the
strongest teams In the state this year
and a game will be scheduled with
them, probably some time in Novem
ber. The Illini club of Moline and
the Davenport Independents are also
anxious to try conclusions with the
local squad. The strong Columbus
Junction team, which held the Inde
pendents to a 12-0 score last year, has
wr.tten for a game, and it is likely
that the Junction men will be accom
mo.':ted. The members of the local team are
elated that the city has purchased
Island City park, and hope to secure
the field for their contests thts fall,
as was the case last year. ,
Old Umpire Insane.
Oakland. Cal.. Sept. 13. "Bull" Per-
rine, former American league umpire,
was held at the receiving hospital here
yesterday on an affidavit of insanity
sworn to by his sister, Miss Margaret
Perrine. Perrine was stricken last
winter with locomotor ataxia and
blindness. Hi3 afflictions have- reduc
ed him to a mental wreck. He attri
butes his breakdown to a sunstroke
entered during a game at Cleveland
Washington, Sept. 13. Manager
Birmingham of the Naps yesterday re
ceived notice of an indefinite suspen
sion from President Ban Johnson, as
the result of his run-in with Umpire
Kgan Thursday. As Birmingham was
told of his suspension. Manager Grif
fith of the Washington team was in
formed that his had been lifted and
the Washington manager donned his
Oldfield Gets Record.
Los Angeles, Sept. 13. Barney Old
field received credit yesterday for a
world's record he made last April at
Bakersfield, Cal., where he drove a
car one mile on a circular dirt track
in 0:46 2-5. This record had been
THREE-I LEAGUE IS SURE
TO BE REORGANIZED NOW
That the Three-Eye league will have
a re-organized circuit as well as a new'
president in 1914 is deemed certain,'
according to the opinions that have
been expressed in the various cities
of the circuit. All over the sentiment '
is strong against A. R. Tearney. It '
is authoritatively stated that if the '.
election of president was held at this -time,
Tearney would receive but one'
vote and, possibly, two. Rowland, of
Dubuque, is said to be for him, aud
Quincy might cast its ballot for him.
Whether or not sentiment will change
between now and the time of the Octo-.
ber meeting remains to be seen.
J. T. Hayes, of Davenport, and Jim
my Boyle, the Battling Barrister of
Danville, are mentioned as Tearney's
Tearney's term expires this fall.
Some interesting political affairs are
expected to bob up between the pres:
ent and October 1. Bloomington Bulletin.
Senate Pages See Game.
Washington, Sept. 13. Senator Wil
liam E. Chilton Is tiie fairy godmother,
of the United States senate pages. He.
was once a page himself in the West.
Virginia legislature and has a kind
place in his heart for the youngsters..
Last winter Senator Chilton took all,
the boys to be circus, supplying them,
with car fare, peanuts and pink lemon
ade. Yesterday lie supplied tickets
! for the
thrown out by the contest board of Ior ule vvasningion-Lieveiana game,
the American Automobile association, I As tlle fienate w as In session Cap-
but the decision was reversed yester-!taln Edward Halsey and Joseph
day, according to a telegram. jO'Toole, who are in charge of the sen-j
Philadelphia, 7; Chicago, 5.
Washington, 5; Cleveland, 1.
Boston, IS; Detroit, 5.
New York, 10; St. Louis, 3.
Pittsburgh-New York, postponed,
Milwaukee. 2; Columbus, 6.
Minneapolis, 4; Louisville, 7.
Kansas City, 3; Indianapolis, 7.
St. Paul. 1; Toledo, 3.
Denver. 6 7; Omaha, 0 1.
Wichita, 01; Sioux City, 4 0.
Topeka, 4 1; St. Joseph, 3 0,
Lincoln, 3; Des Moinet., 2.
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE.
San Francisco. 1; Portland, 0.
Los Angeles, 1; Venice, 4.
Sacramento, 4; Oakland, 5.
Ealtimore, 44; Providence, 5 4
(second game called in eighth' inning,
Montreal, 4; Rochester, 5,
Toronto, 3; Buffalo, 5-
Weaver, ss . .
J. Collins, rf
Chase, lb . .
AB. R. H. PO. A, E.
Chappell. If 4
Schalk, c ,
Benz. p ...
Russell, p .
OLD BARE KNUCKLE
SCRAPPER IN CITY
ate pages, took charge of the deiega-'
tion. No more lusty-lunged rooters.
were on the field as the
trimmed Cleveland, 6 to 1.
Jake Kilrain, former sparring part
ner of John L. Sullivan, and one of the
few surviving members of the old
school of bare knuckle fighters, was
in the city last evening and was en
tertained at the Rock Islaud club. His
tory has it that Kilrain and Sullivan
went 98 rounds or thereabouts In
France years ago, and the weapons
were bare fihts. Later' they fought a
long battle down in Louisiana. Kil
rain Is well preserved and seems to
have lost none of the old time "pepper."
Woman Part Owner of Phil.'. '
Philadelphia, Sept. 13. Mrs.
Blanche W. Locke, widow of the .late
William H. Locke, yesterday became a$
Ipi.rt ov.ri- r of tl. !iiljdelphia Na
tional league baseball club, of which
her l lsband was president at the time
of his death, Aug. 14. The will of. the
late Mr. Locke was probated yester
day, and it leaves bis entire estate
to the widow, who Is also named exe
cutrix. The estate Is valued at 28,-i
new all the time Tha
Totals 35 5 11 24 9 1
Batted for Lathrop in ninth.
Philadelphia, AB. II. R. PO. A. E.
E. Murphy, rf 2
Oldring,, If 4
E. Collins. 2b 3
Baker, 3b 4
M( Inn's, lb
Daley, cf . ,
Barry, es ...
Houck, p . ,
Schang, c ,
EXPOSITION PARK, Ninth Street Track, Rock Island
Sunday, Sept. 14th
Notes' Celebrated Belgium Band of 25 musicians will furnish extra
A few of the fast ones already entered
JULIUS CARTON of M. B.C.
ALPHONSE BORGENJANof E. M. B. C.
ED BONNE cf E. M. B. C.
PENE VAN DAELE of M.B. C.
ERNEST and CHARLIE GRYMONPUEZ of R. I. B. C,
Also MOTORCYCLE RACES
FOR $125.00 PRIZES
MUSIC SPEED FUN
Come out tomorrow In your Auto, Sfotorcycle, Bike or street car to
the Big Speed Races.
FRED J. BARR of Davenport, Promoter.