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TITE ROCK ISIJXD ARGUS. MOXDAr, FERRITARY 2.3, 1914.
fifteen Minutes May Keep Rock Island Out of Baseball Murphy Sells Club
WHAT 15 MINUTES
MAY MEAN HERE
If the Directors of the Central
Had Only Continued Their
CAN WE UNDO THE DEED?
farton Wcuid Have
Wire if Magnates Had Held
M'-e ir.s'jriiiicant m nute-s ,
R -k 1-Ur.d out of l.a-eball .;ona, league directors and President
K (-ius ra.hcr a strange John K. Tener by statement "detrV
ti riiak . nevertheless it is i mental to parent league."
If the iiiaenate of!
.r u rir.gling.
i!t:-iou ca voting Rock laUnd
n Mir ha 11 town into the V circuit
fir Jus: atx'Ut l." minute locker lat
Taarfl.-v j.f-eri. ii. M. H. Sexton of I
V .,n t.r i.t of t'0 National At-1
of M:wr 1.-iKuep. would
ijre ten taiklr.g tr ixjury i asteel
grrr a Itatr ii:taanci- wire at the Hur
Eagten hotel f 'Mr.e h i.', of Fan-ell's
ruiic?: Lory would have quickly in
formed ire I.-u if magnates of the
j"ion h.n.iitu !' n by secretary
Fi-t'1 rrc-r! ni; Tun k inland as cpeu jing and vote again upon the question
tc-itory and th rrr.ve to vo! the Iv j now that the territory has been set
kiider" Into the circuit would have ; tied. They are unanimous in clainv
wa made at cnr. Keokuk. Ottum-j ""S that Kock Inland, would win bands
t Biirlinjrtcn. Mtcar'ne. Clinton and I down if such a move were brought
Waterloo h:te voted for Nock'al'OUV It meaDS $3.00 in cold cash
liUnd. !.ile I'd n 1 1 i:i of Cedar , to C ;nton. Ottuinwa. Muscatine. Bur
n.I pu! i have c.??t the only op- j Unci and Keokuk and they have no
aciag vxte ! intei ion of letting this amount slip J
Three-I C! e. Oppose. ! bv hout flht' That ! wh3r'h?l
, , . pap favor another meeting: that i
JUny r.espapers in various cities.. , th. mKt ria nnhnh. i
tSsrougiiout the Thr. e I circuit have ,
th Ceetrs:! and have fought tootn and .
Ml for the national txrd of arbitra-,
nonioupuou ivi auu luc "-".;,,h8iton in the 1!H circuit of the
hi mlirg this c ty thr territory. IntntraI assoclation.
0Lt way thev have failed, in another .
ttey appear to have won. I.evelcp- But Here the DoPe'
.nu will iFhow. They have failed' At 3:23 last Thursday a fterroon the
leeause tie terrJ-.ory is open and I rnove was made to rote Rock Island
Exk I!aad is no lender a membtr ! into the Central association, but was
of the Thrcc I property in spite ofjnuashed by President M. K. Justice
tte five-mlie limit clause. TLey have ' on the claim that it was out of order.
von, apparently, because Rock Island i At about this same moment Secretary
Icei out by ir, minutes at the Central . Farrell was dictating a telegram to
vexing. But local promoters of base
ba'l here are not willing to give up so
si!y. In fact they have not gwen
up at all. They are fighting to have
tlie meeting reassembled and judging
from Tarious reports throughout the
circuit iuh a tiling will probably be
la opposing Rock Island soire of
tie Tbree-I circuit rewspapers hav
made some real harsh statements re
tarding the city and the local papers,
bat in spite of this there is no ill
feellre here of ar.v kind aca.in:t them. I
Rack Island made an hon-?t effort 3 he had Phoned the Burlington ho
to ft Ir.to the fold, and even though ' over the long distance wire, only
the ficbt I? rot vet lost, the Islanders j to And tnat the vote had been t-ikea
wHl take clef. a', if U comes, like real I a"d Kock Island delegates had left
iport-men. Th-r will be no after i iht 'cene of the battle. At 3:50 he was
vailinr. no conMii-ntina unnn the fact I talking to President Justice but was
ttat we were beaten, r.o fault finding.
If are finally beaten, we'll take our
rodlclae and let it go at that. !
Tie papers about lh? Tri-Optic cir
ct!t are not blamed for the stand they
tare taken in the matter. It is only
natural that thev should stand by
their o-n league ard show their loyal- j
iu we uk:ii io Keep noca isjana oui
Fans Leek for Success.
All about tbe city can be beard com
Beat, both favorable and unfavorable,
CardIr.g Rock Island's chances for
tting Into the Central association
!a ipite of the vote taken on Marshall
town last neek. Thu majority believe
that tbe cham-eg are gool. Tbey ant
fcaaeball here and tb-y want it bad
ad Jumping from tb-se conditions it
The Return of
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U a!ir.l nH to thr ttanura
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Um.f :i j'tm im Xbr hmooa bl-ol
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Cause of Murphy's Pall
Here are a few things which have
caused the ultimate downfall of
Charles W. Murphy:
October. 1908 Incurred the enmity
of Ban Johnson, president of the
American league, through ticket scalp
ing charges during v the Detroit-Chicago
September, 1912 Released Frank
Chance, cub manager, who had won
four pennants fcr the club.
September. 1912 He. eased Morde
cal Drown, cub r-Ucber and hero of
west tide, because of exceptional abi
ity. February. 1?H Discharged Johnny
Kvcrs. Chance's succesKor aa cub
pilot, without notice.
,Q1 n, v.
reoruary. riurieu seaming
i - v 1 w nu jupui hum wwn-
soi aner jounson naa cruicisea .Mur
phy's actions in the Kvers cafe
Forced to sell his interest in the club
to Charles P. Taft of Cincinnati.
' safe o prophecy a paid attendance
of sonie where around the 75.000 mark
if the city gets into the league.
The newspapers throughout the Cen
tral association circuit, with the ex
ception of those at Cedar Rapids, have
taken a determined stand in an effort
to reassemble last Thursday's nv.'et-
.ml on thp ,;ropPCt; and c-
... .:,, K. rni.,Ki.
ha nocV ,B,and wi), repllce Mar-
tne western union declaring tnis city
to 5e open terrtiory. At 3:27 the
move was made to vote MarFhalltown
into the association and some of the
cities waivered and the vote was tak
en. Marshalltown winning by 4 to 3.
At C:30 the announcement of the ;
. i .i . : i t , !
dispatches were sent throughout the
country. At 3:35 Rock Island . dele
gates were on the Muscatine North
and South railroad bound for home;
laf 3:40 Presilent M. H. Sexton of this
received Farrell's telegram; at
minutes too late.
NEW CLUB HOUSE
Tri-City Motorcycle Club Has ;
Money in Treasury and Lays
Plans for Season.
A club bouse is to be estatyj'ied by
the motorcyclists of Davenpn"t. Rock
Inland and Moline. according to plans I
laid by the Tri-City Motorcycle club :
at the annual banquet held at Zur,
Alten Dorf park.
The club house will be located lu
the downtown district of Davenport
and will be fitted up in comfortable
fashion. Several hundred dollars will
be spent In establishing the new head
quarters, but as there U $3oo in the
treasury of tbe ciub whicii can be de-1
voted to this purpose and f 100 la sub
scriptions was raised at the annua!
meeting, the financing of tbe club
bouse is assured.
Membership in th
sbowed a big Increase last year, and js
expected to continue to Increase in ! weight and Jimmy Clabby, middle
the same proportion this season. W;th j weight, out to Los Angeles, where
the openlcg of spring the regibr j Tromoter Tom McCarey of the Vernon
week-end runs of the club mill com-' arena promises to give then enough
meoce. The different tours of the ' work to keep taem busy for six
season have not yet been mapped o i
but will be to points of Interest witr
In a radius of 60 miles of the trl-citle
With the opening of the club hou"
the social aide of the organization
ill be one of its Important features.
and is" expected to add greatly to the
advantages which membersnlp in the,;
Local agents for the motorcyles ex
pect a b!z Increase in business this
summer and look forward to the heav
iest sales since the Industry became
Fstablisbed. Tbey point to the grow
ing popularity of the motorcycle for
busfneas and pleasure uses and to t ie
continual saltation for better road
throughout this section of the state.
Officer sof the Tri-City Motorcycle club
are: President. H. H. Wagner; vice
(resident. I-- A. Foster; secretsry. W.
Williamson; road captain. Peter
LOCAL BOWLERS TO
PI AY AT MIISHATINF
. ... ...w j
Muncatine. lows. Feb. 23. The KocltJ
Island bcwlers who sorue tirxe aso de-
feated the Muscatine Commercial clubl
play a return engagement
here tonight. On Tuesday evening
the Washington five will visit Musca
tine. The two contests, coming
closely together, wi'.l offer consider
able of interest to those interested in
the indoor sport. Entertainment wili
be provided for both teams while
here, it is understood.
CUTLER IS LAST
Chicagoan Must Throw Fris-
tensky if America Wants to
Hold Wrestling Title.
Chicago. 111., Feb. 23. Frank GotcU !
may be the last American hope of the
wrestling fans after Tuesday night's ,ule aiuruy 1115.11 upuiuuea uumi resuit that he has finally been forced
big match at the Coliseum. If Gustave Chicago has disposed or his Chicago j to got out
Frlstensky. the Bohemian star, defeats Cub to Charles P. Taft of Cincinnati. At Ule time Mr. Murphy got Henry
Charley Cutler of the north side in the i Murphy started an internal war in O'Day to manage his club he made
finish match they have billed he will ! organized baseball a short time ago. ! an agreement with James Gaffney of
have removed about the most danger- j an magnates of baseball Samel the Boston club, whereby- Evers was
ot;s of the second grade American 1 throughout the country have been de-to go to Boston in exchange for Pitch
wrestlers ! manding that he get out of the gameler Purdue and Infielder Sweeney.
It was to Cutler that Goteh conced-; fcr good and dispose of his National When Evers heard of the trade he
ed the right to defend the American : lSe holdings. At first Murphy ab-j refused flatly to go to Boston under
honors against the invaders from east i Cutely refused to lend a willing ear any eondiUon whereby Murphy would
of th Afant!.- ocean Cutler is mat 1 these demands and cast threats benefit.
of the At anU. ocean. Cutler is mak ; i hig .neinies. but it The National league was in session
ing Ills Iirst essay in ms iremcuuouo
! llntl. in Kb hero for the meetine anJ
to look Frlstensky over. This Rives
rise to the belier that should Cutler j
fail Gotch may be Induced to have
one more fling at the invaders
MAY VISIT WEST
"Young ' Sinnet m Company
With Other Battlers Will
Fight at Vernon.
With Larry Llchenstein back
Chicago from the west comes news
that he will probab'.y take Young Sin-
net. bantamweight; Ketciieh light-
Larry Is also dickering for a trip to j
Australia. He will bold a conference)
with "Snowy" BsVer. the Australian'
j-romoter who Is now in Chicago, but
that tour will fol'.ow the one to the
roast, according to the announcement
of Larry's plans.
Sinnet ciay take pa.-t in another
bout lu Kacine in the early part of
March, lie has been offered a chance
to fight Matty Smith, champion of the
Rheumatism Reltevr.d In a few Hours.
N. B. Langley. Madison. Wis.. sss:
"I was almost helpless with rheuma
tism for about five months. Had it In
my neck so I could not turn my bead,
and all through my body. I tried
three doctors aid many remedies
without any relief whatever uttil I
procured Dr. Detcbon's Relief for
Rheumatism. In a few hourr th
pain was relieved and In thre days
tbe rheumatisrj was completely cured
and I, was at work." Sold by Otto
Grot Jan. 1T.01 Second avenue. Rock
Ul.nd; Gust ihlegel
Went t-'econd straet.
&' Son. 220
Fk in the present match. If he fails ; .. termed a schedule meetinsr. but what. a,., -a nf t',i
will he nohodv but Gotch him- i Bu a'fie nu niuuum. vfi jus - .. . . " r
Will De IIOUDU DUl UUUU Him t .... .. i v-io In railitv o C!wf-ot rnnfiinuil-ii rl .u. .1 u... O 1
to relv noon. The Iowa man is . Chicago ivauona. league mac.i.ne '"" """""Z," u.u""l T""."" T
' .. . ... that he decided to sell, and thus ! UCL,,,C uu "r ju ui v, umuuu ; pota win nave no oeanng on
enougn io a mui ue a . ..wi. i utalr.Ft the attack of the Federal too iio. in tl, tr.innia
FORCE MURPHY TO
DISPOSE OF CUBS
Ousting of EverS C03t Chicago
Boss His Standing' in the
CHARLES TAFT IS BUYER
Trouble in Organized Baseball Has
Been Great Help to Federals
Murphy Is Out for Good.
Charles YA". Murphy, prominent
character in the baseball world for
the past few ycar3, has at last been
i rorced .ut c tne Kame, and according
- , . - . .
Out of the Game for Good.
Not only has Murphy been forced
1 out of the ownership of the Cubs by
i big league magnates, but he has been
i thrown out or the national pastime for j
UooU and all and will never asain I
J cause trouble by - ousting Frank j
'Chance. Joe Tinker, Mordecai Drown j
or Johnny Evers.
His sale of baseball interests auto- j
matically canceiea nis position as.
president of the Chicago club and
director of the National league and :
also banisneu n.m irom tne ranks oi ,
., . , '
A HAS-BEEN NOW
Knockont Brown, the New Yorlt
lightweight, seems to be pretty badly
down and out. He hasn't won a real
victory in many a moon. He failed
dismally in his attempted come-back at
Detroit th? other nUht then Patsy
Droiiillard. tbe Canadian champloj.
won the popular verdict by a big mar-
gin. Brown did not appear ;o be in
first cl-isa condition and tired porceptl-
bly aTer the EWi round, j
prniPH in' rimsii ul v ifM euu i i t ci ( -j ... .
organized baseball, to join Horace Fo
gcl, the Philadelphia magnate, who
was expellsd quietly by the baseball
moguls last year.
The deposed president of the Cubs
has been styled a "thorn jn the side 1
of baseball" for a long time and his
retirement has been predicted yearly.
j But it was with surprise that close
followers' of baseball learned such
stringent actions had been taken to
relieve the "internal strife" of the Na
Mr. Murphy, in his career of ten
years, has attracted as much atten
tion a? any one figure in the national
pastime and his willingness to fight
for bis own interests is attributed as
the cause for his downfall.
Deposing Evers Causes Downfall.
Dy relieving Johnny Evers, former
manager of the Cubs, as the active
heas of the Chicago club, Mr. Murphy
i came into disfavor with the fans and
j leaders of Uie national game, with the
lt.ipje on playing roster of the Nation
al rnd American leagues.
. Angers League Heads. t
.t this inopportune time Mr. Mur
phy, without giving Evers any notice,
practically discharged the then Cub
manager. This aroused the ire of the
xational league, directors and besides
.liarinteeing Evers full protection,
tho-c- nrcmntl took stens to censnre
novernor Tener of Pennsvivania
N-fctjcnai league president, look m
the investigation of Murphy's methods
m!r.ed!ately and tried to brin. about
a wAiinntMiat wn rf fit cton huf (ha
n I ll i v a. nit k. - v jj. vtaa. b,uv
Cub president refused to listen to any
deal that would not benefit himself
and hurried from New York to Chi-1
cago. His first act when he got here!
rr3 to denounce Byron Bancroft
Johnson, president of the American
league, as a tyrant who tried to dom
Price Not Published.
Mr. Murphy was said to have owned
53 per cent of tbe Cub stock, the bal-i
ance being held by Harry Ackcrland .
!of Pittsburgh and by C. P. Taft of!
4 Cincinnati, brother of former Presi
dent Taft What Murphy got for his
holdings was, rj-t n ide public but
it has been estimated at close to $500,
otu. Chance at one time owned 10
per cent of the club, but during his
'ht with Murphy he sold his holdings
to Ackerland for 45.0(i.
Byron Bancroft Jchnson, president
of the American league, when reach-;
cd last night and tolj of the retire-1
mer.t of Murphy refused to make ft
statement. - He said he h-d not been
notified officially of the sale and until
then be would remain silent.
Convicts Help Fight Fire.
Tcntiac. III., Feb. 23. Fire In the
paint shop of the Illinois state reform
atory here damaged that building to
the extent of $1,000 yesterday.' No ex
citement occurred among the 650 pris
oners, who were in their cells some
distance aay from, the scene of the
fire. A number or trusty inmates lent
valuable assistance In subduing tbe
blae. ' The caue cf the fire was not
n New ork at the time, in what wasir,v,,, tnom o von- ninsnt one.
i SUNDAY SCHOOL LEAGUER
The results of the games Saturday
afternoon in the Junior division of
the Sunday School Basketball league
at the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium were
Broadway Presbyterians, 28; South
Park Presbyterians, 7.
Baptists, 26; Central Presbyter
Fifteenth Avenue Christians, 14;
South Park Presbyterians, '6.
Broadway Presbyterians, 13; Meth
The standing of the Junior division
teams is as follows:
Broadway . 5
Central Presbyterian ... 4
Fifteenth Ave. Christian. 3
South Park Presbyterians 0
There were no games in the Senior
division of the league Saturday night,
as C.iey were postponed owing to a
lecture. The standing of the teams in
the Senior division is as follows:
Broadway Presbyterians. 5
Swedish Lutherans 5
Central Presbyterians . . 2
Fifteenth Ave. Christians 1
South Park Presbyterians 1
Memorial Christians 1
Locals Have Worked Hard for
Game With Minnesota
Augustana will again test their
strength at basketball tonight on their:
home floor when they meet the strong
Gustavus Adolphus college team from
St. Peter. Minn. The locals have met
this team for three different years and
as the records now stand it is in Au
gustana's favor by three out of five
games. The games played in January
at St. Peter resulted in one game for
each team. Augustana will have the
advantage tomorrow of being on their
own floor and as the style of play in
the Illinois conference is somewhat
different than that played among the
colleges in Minnesota this may work
also in favor of the locals. Both col
leges are supported by tbe Augustana
synod and this adds to the friendly
rivalry of both schools and makes each
team more anxious to win. That the
contest will be one of the most hotly
contested by any that Augustana has
I played this year is certain. Local opin
ion is in favor of Augustana winning
although a large score is not expected.
The second game between these two
teams will be played on Tuesday night
of this week. Coach Conrad has done
his utmost to prepare his team forj
There are many alumni of the St.
Peter college either studying in the
seminary or as members of the faculty
and these have cooperated with the
manager of athletics in preparing to
make the visit of the Gustavus Adol-
there is much interest manifested both
locally and among the contenders for
the first place in the conference as the j
St. Peter team is known "to be about j
! the strongest in Minnesota. The only
defeat they have suffered on their j
home floor for two rears was the one !
by Augustana last January.
A LIGHT IN AN AUTOMOBILE.
Use On ot the Spark Plugs When You
Have No Matches.
Iid you ever while making an auto
mobile tour find yourself ou a lonely
r-ountry road, perhaps miles from the j
nearest bouse, and suddenly discover
that you hd no matches? If you
were anxious to libt tbe lamps or
ger for a tsuioke such a disepvery
voM not prove at. all conducive to
:he smoothness of your temper. -
There is a simple way in which any
iue may secure a light without the niil
3f matches. You may be anxious for
a smoke or it may be getting dark and
you want to light your lamp, but in
any .event you can secure the neces
sary Ihjbt if you will follow these di
rections: Unscrew one of tbe spark plus aud
let it lie on the cylinder hend.. Winp a
small wisp of waste around the end of
any small stick of wood or if there Is j
none handy wrap it around the oud of j
a screwdriver or any other tool. Dip i
the waste in the jmsoliue until It is-' i
thoroughly soaked. . Of course, you
should have only n very small p!ece of .
waste: otherwise the blaze will lie too :
oIk lor you to handle. After lipiin
this In tbe gasoline lay it close to the
spark plug ni:d turn the onsiiie over ini-
til this plug sparks. This will ignite '
the waste aid you will hsve a little
torch siKlicieiu for 1 l.rti t iti-.r yodr biiiip. ;
F.ven If there Is n heavy rnin or snow, j
you can secure n light in this manner j
sufficient for your needs. Detroit Free
"You se.y you occasionally sinuUe one
of your wife's birthday cigars':"
"Ye; I dus 'eui up the 'other dny.
nd they nre n great help in my pres
"Wlmt is that?"
"I am tryina to quit smoking f or ' M
cood-" Albany Knickerbocker Press.
OF ROCK ISLAND
City League Basketball Season
Is Finished and Winners :t
Have Clean Slate. ;
TWO TEAMS QUIT LEAGUE
Centrals and independents Forfeit Re
maining Games Augustana
Closes in Second Place. "
c The Hock Island Socials hare won
the city basketball title and finished
the season without a single defeat.
The Centrals and Independents drop
ped out of tbe league some two weeks
ago and their remaining games have
been forfeited. .
No games were played Saturday
night at the high school gymnasium
and if these two clubs had remained
in the league the season would not
finish until tomorrow night, but owing
to their resignation no further games
are to bo played. 1
The league season has been suc
cessful financially, as large crowds
have turned out to the games, but on
account of the easy manner in whlcU
the Socials won all of their contests
enthusiasm in the race has not been
apparent for the past three weeks.
No one has defeated the Socials, and
they have never evei been given,' a
close game. r
- Standing of. the Team.
The final standing of the teams In
the Rock Island City Basketball
league, counting-the forfeited games,
is as follows: ' . l" ;
The Big Wind In Ireland. ,
The night of the big wind in Ireland .
was Jan. 6 and 7, 1839. It seems;:tu
have served for some seventy years-jaa
tbe era point of no little chronology.
The gale was by no means contlned. to
Ireland. A score of persons died.-.l
Liverpool in tbe crash of building,
and tbe force of the wind was felt
through Cheshire. Warwick nd Staf
foid. In Limerick. Galway and Atn
lone more than 200 hiluses were blown
down and as many more were burned..
In 1S9S Dublin was swept by a gale
quite as great and half tbe trees in
the Pboeuii park were put down.
New York Suu.
She Loved Him. "
This was after the quarrel. "X enn
never forgive you." he cried. . "Last
night you snid I was a lobster." , ';
But you know." she replied, and feer
tone was conciliatory "you kuow bow
dearly I love lobsters." TT
With n glad cry he folded her to bis
breast. Philadelphia Itecord.
Abuse. ' '
Abuse is not so dangerous wlien
there is no vehicle of wit or delicacy,
no subtle conveynuee. The difference
between coarse nnd refined abuse, is
ns the difference between being bniiH.
ed by a club nnd wounded by a iol
soned arrow. Johnson.
22 acres of land in South,
Bock Island, located one block...
east of Center Station and one.
block from Watch Tower ca-M
line will be sold at auction Feb.
28, 1914, on premises to highest
Fine place for truck garden,
chicken farm or greenhouse.
Seven' room house, outbuild
ings and some fruit on property.
Owner leaving city.
Saie starts at 1 p. m., Satur
day, Feb. 28. Terms made known
day of sale.
H. C. HARRIS
7s your child doing
as well at school as
it should. Some
times a so-called
stupid child is han-
dicapped by defect'
iveeyes. , .
We examine the
eyes free oi charge.
J; Ramser Sons