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OF THE SPORTING
TILEKOCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY. MAY 23, 1914.
OF HOSE BROKEN
Boston Downs Chicagoan3, Al
though Cicotte Twirls
TERRAPINS BEAT CHIFEDS
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f n.kfr'1 Wen urcp noincr a uiaua ,
Leaders Cubs Walloped
ty Boston, 2 to 0.
Boston. Msm, May 23. Boston's
Red Sex stopped the White Sox win
tins streak es-ienir.y not because the
warriors of the colored hose were so
xood but because the rale hosed a th
ief tooted one run across the pan
sad that was a'.l there was to a 1 to 0
Chicago H. P.
Dexaitt. K 'f 0 1 2
0 0 1
Eodie. cf .
Schalk. c .
Cicar.e, p .
Totals . . .
24 15 2
P. A. E.
Batted fcr Blackburne
Kccpe r, rf 1
Yerkes. 2b 0
Lswi?. If 0
Speaker, cf 0
SCOtt. SS 0
Gurdr.er, So 0
Jacvnn. lb 0
Thotnas. c 0
Toster. p 0
2 0 0 1
:s 3 n
?, 0 0
5 2 0
2 1 0
7 2 0
Totals 1 4 27 11 0
Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 o 0 00
Ecstoa 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Two base hit Chase. Struck out
By Foster, 2. Double play Berger-V.'eaver-Cha
e. Time 1.23. Umplre3
Chi!! and Sheridan.
Chifeds Downed Again.
Baltimore, Md., May 22. Another
tattie filled with thrills was foucbt by
Tinker's Cblfeds and Kcube'g Terra
pins yesterday and once more luck fa
vorfd the home team and gare it a
victory. The score was 8 to 5. Two
lo.T.e runs drove in n'.x of Ual'imore's
t tallies. Score:
Chicaco R. H. P. A. E.
Hack. If 1 l o o 0
Z:der, Sb 0 1 1 2
Tinker, ss 0 it 2 5
Beck, lb 0 oil 0
Z.i!iine. cf 1 :; o 0
Wicklacd. rf 1 1 i i
Wilson, c 1 .1 r, i
Farreil, 2b 1 l z 2
Lacpe. p 0 o 0 1
Fkk, p 0 0 2
Erernaa, p 0 0 0 1
ToUU r, 21
Baltimore r. j;. P.
-iejers. it 1
Knabe. 2b 1
Lmneaa. cf 1
12 0 1
12 0 0
0 2 0 0
12 0 0
2 4 2 0
12 3 0
8 27 1
2 0 0 05
0 3 0 8
acica. lb o 0 11
Losian. ts .
Iuwen. c . .
Biitiaiore . .
1 0 0
0 5 0
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Perhaps the reader has had this
experience. The arrival of pleasant
summer days has made him pine to be
up and about at an early hour. He
feeis that he must drink deep of the
blessedness of each golden moment.
What more natural than to dip into
the sparkling, lucid depths of the city
water and feel himself glow and ex
pand with the health aad vigror of
strong, puissant manhood? That's the
way he feels about it. All nature
bathes at dawn. The kingfisher sports
in the meadow stream at the first blush
of morn. Why not he, pray? (Not In
the meadow stream, of course, but you
see what we mean). There appears
to be no reason why not.
So the cold bath convert leaps
from the ticks at C o'clock. He hustles
into his bathrobe and then the bath
room and makes preparations for his
daily becinnlns today morning
plunge. The cold water rushed into
the- tub ia Euch a way as to wake all
In the house with Its racket. He had
1 Wilhflm: bv Willielm. Zwilling. Wil
0 ' ton. Zeider. Bases on balls Off Fisk,
13: off Wilhelni. 3. Double plays Zei
0 (dor-Wilson-Beck: W'ilhelm-Dolan. Hits
Off Lange. 5 in 2 innings; off Fisk, Z
in 4 innings: off Brennan. 1 in 2 inn
ings. Time 2:10. Umpires Man-na-irinu
Cubs Blanked 2 to 0.
Chicago, 111.. May 23. Once a year
old Otto Hess renews his youth and
beats the Cubs. Otto pulled this year's
performance yesterday and made It
good by shutting out O Day s men
while the Boston Braves were scoring
two runs. Score:
Chicago - R- il. P. A. E.
Leach, cf 0 1 0 0 1
rf 0 0 1 0 0
Saler, lb 0
Zim. 31 0
Williams. If 0
Schulte, If 0
Sweeney, 2b 0
Corriticn. ss 0
Bresnahan, c 0
0 4 27 15 !
Batted for Williams in seventh
Batted for Vaughn In eighth.
n. h. p.
Murray, rf .
Martin, 2b ..
Collins. If ..
.2 3 27 17 1
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 1 1 0 0 2 !
Three base hit Murray. Struck
I OUt tHURUU l.wu.aaj, '" " '
;Cowdy (2). Martin. Hess); by Smith
I (Martin): by Hess (Vaughn, Swee
ney). Bases on balls Off Vaughn, 3.
Hits Off Vaughn, 3 in 8 Innings.
Wild pitch Vaughn. Time 1:50.
Umpires Klem and Hart.
AUTO RACER HAS fJARROV
ESCAPE AT INDIANAPOLIS
Indianapolis, Ind.. May 23. A steer
ing knuckle on George Clark'a Texas,
a special racing car built for the 600
lirtle race, broke during practice late
yesterday afternoon, and the car while
going at the rate -of 75 miles an hour
crefthed Its nose into the retaining
wall on the flret turn out of the
Th Impact threw the machine di
rectly across the path of Bill Chand
ler's Braender Bulldog, which was fol
lowing closoly in the Texas' wako.
BATH SEASON OPENS 7
MCt TO 1
COCO TV3 (N A
tTATS O A PPRSf KB
never noticed that about cold water
before. There Is something sinister
and portentous in its sound. Hot wa
ter doesn't do like that. The ameni
ties of cold water bathing seem sud
denly to shrivel and grow pale. He
shivers ever so slightly. He thrusts a
too Into the water. He shivers in an
However, to boil it down, he goes
through with the thing and almost
enjoys sandpapering his back with a
towel. After all, it was great fun
and he feels pretty cocky about It.
Reaching the office he can't contain
himself and so he tells a confrere
that he's taking cold baths in the
-Shucks!" says this guy. "I take
'em the year round in the coldest
There are somf people like that.
They seem to lack utterly all the fine
sensibilities. They have never broaa
ened. Our hero walks away in dis
Chandler by a piece of remarkable
driving saved himself a more serious
collision, but not until he had turned
twice around on the course and barely
escaped plunging into a ditch.
TO ENTER LEAGUE
Davenport Newspapers Decline
to Accept Plans for a
Davenport newspapers, the Times
and the Democrat, arter having pro
fessed a desire to enter the Newspa
per Baseball lcasue, and even having
gone as far as to organize teams for
that purpose, have declined to accept
the cordial invitation extended from
this side of the river and neither will
enter the league. The circuit there
fore reverts back to the four teams
originally entered. The Argus. Union,
Mail and Dispatch, and the schedule
as announced a few days ago will con
tinue as planned.
The Davenport boys were anxious to
get into the league, but the Times ow n
ers refused to go to press an hour or
so earlier than usual and therefore the
men were unable to get out in time for
the games. The league wil ce Known
this season as the TwiR-lTIy.
Strengthened considerably after
their defeat at the hands of the Union
last Wednesday, the Moline Mail will
take the field next Wednesday against
The Argus fully expecting to cop hon
ors and even upon tiie season's record.
Practically the same lineup w 111 take
the field for the Rock Island team,
but Manager Kendall of the Mail an-
nounces that he w ilL make a number
of changes. He is trying out a new
pitcher and word comes that he has
"got the good3." At any rate a red
hot game Is looked for at Browning
field In Moline next Wednesday after
noon when the two teams clash in the
second game of the season.
The Dispatch warriors have been
out practically every day this week
practicing diligently in order to trim
the Union next Wednesday, when the
two teams meet at the Kock Island
Manaper Blackman has a couple
new pitchers on the string and expect
to show the Islanders some real base
Purdue Is Dlanked.
Chicago. 111., May 2.1. Northwestern
nnivcrblty' baseball team defeated
Purdue university at Northwestern
field yesterday. C to 0. The game was
clinched In ih fourth inning whn
Hlghtower. Evns, uiid SouBek counted.
VvW K A I
TUNING UP FOR
Interest in Speed Events in Aft.
ernoon at Exposition Park
ADOPT THREE HEAT PLAN
Intention la to Give This Thorough
Trial During the Early Part
of the Season.
BY RAIL BIRD.
Although the Miller Carnival com
pany, showing at Exposition park this
week, has seriously interfered with
the preparation of the horses, never
theless some of them have succeeded
In working several good miles early in
the morning More many people were
on the grounds to hinder their pro
gress. This work early fn the morning
is not nearly so valuable for extreme
speed as In the afternoon when the sun
is bright and hot, but the trainers had
to make the best of it
Each workout day has seen the track
lined with railbirds who are anxious
to get a line on the good ones for this
season's races, each one of them with
a stop watch getting the time on the
quarters halves and full miles. Of
the trotters To'nzo B. seems to have
taken their eyes. Although he has not
had as much training as Honor's Prin
cess and has never acquired as fast a
mark most people who know the game
are picking him for a winner at the
Decoration day meeting. Some of
them refuse to make a choice between
the two horses and are of the opinion
it will be a hard fought race between
the two. They are both level headed
and are always trotting when in a
race. It is a settled fact that each of
these horses will have to be racing all
the time to be in the money because
the other trotters entered in this race
are not to be thought lightly of. They
have trained hard and consistently
and are right now ready for a hard
race and this free-for-all trot is going
to be hard fought because there is a
lot of rivalry as to the respective mer
its of the trotting horses.
Herman Banker came near losing
his trotter Brow'a B. this week. After
a very nice workout mile it was no
ticed that he was not acting right and
it was soon plain to be seen that he
was a very sick horse. A veterinar
ian was called who ordered him taken
to the hospital. The latest reports are
that he is getting along nicely.
Harry Redlac Good Colt.
Hurry Redlac, sired by Redlac, is.
the best colt trotter that has been on
this track for some time. His owner,
Robert Waite of Reynolds, sent him
to Chief Miers last year to be broken
but had no intention of having him
trained for speed. After he had taken
the colt back to Reynolds and had seen
what a whirlwind trotter it was on
the road, he was sent back to the
track with orders to make a race
horse out of him. If the colt has no
bad luck this will not be hard to do.
lie is well built, a good feeder and
cannot be given too much work to suit
him. He has a good chance to equal
or reduce his sire's record when he
Miers had a good colt pacer In
Fritz M., sired by Major Dahnus, until
he was taken sick with what seems to
be a disease prevalent among horses'
. ' -pni 1 .... V. .1 . . 1, nn f
lllis year. 1 iiey iiate u uau tuuftii auu
a very high fever that takes the "pep"
all out of them. Fritz M. has been
driven since he was a yearling, and
until he was taken sick was working
very fine. He could pace through the
stretch like an old free-for-all pacer.
He will be a good horse next year.
Trampoff a Comer.
Andy Brady's roan filly, Trampoff
by Trampfast, is gradually rounding
into form and gives promise of some
day being a right good trotter. She is
one of those horses that develop slow
ly and it is not their intention to race
her this year, except this fall if she is
right she may be started a couple of
times for education and next year
will be sent for the real money. They
are expecting The Striver to be a
good horse in the slow trots through
the Cedar Valley circuit. She is enter
ed at Waverly, Iowa.
Several out of town horse men have
signified their Intention of comingf
here to race Decoration day. The
prises that are being offered are at
tractive enough that they can afford to
ship here if they are located within 50
or 75 miles of Rock Island. As yet
nothing definite has been done by
them, but as the entries do not close
until the 2?th they have plenty of
time. The classes are very liberal and
they will have no trouble In meeting
the requirements to race here. Every i
inducement will be orrerea by tnt
management to bring new horses Into
Bobby Tetcrson's Ellingsworth
seems to have the stutT of a fast and
game pacer in him. With a little over
a week's training he could step a half
mile in 1:10. He Is a long, strons
galted fellow that can make the hob
bles snap with every Btride. Buck
Flfer is training like a whirlwind. He
likes to work and each workout sees
him do a little better and develop just
a little more speed. It is hardly ex
pected that he will be able to beat the
older pacers when they meet, but he
will give them a real good race and
has a good chance of winning at least
Three Heat Plan.
Because the hornes will race m!le
and it is early ia the tcabon for hard
drives the races will be run under the
three heat plan, every heat a race.
This seems to meet the approval of
every one better than two In three or
three in five. More horses have a
chance to win money in this manner
and there is no chance for a horse to
lay up one heat and then come through
fast and win the next one. Drivers
must draw for positions for each heat
as horses Are not placed under this
plan according to the way they have
finished the previous heat. This will
be the first time races have been con
ducted under this plan In Rock Island.
If it meets the approval of the public
and horsemen, this plan will be con
tinued throughout the racing season
here, otherwise they will go back to
the old plan cf three in five and the
TWO HOMERS WIN
Peoria Trims Decatur 16 to 3
While Bloomers Down
QiHncy, 111., May 23. Two home
runs by Graham and one by Becker
scored five tallies against the champs,
the Blue Sox winning, 6 to 1. Middle
ton was practically unhittable until
the ninth, when Quincy saved a shut
out by scoring one. Score:
Davenport R. H.
Wentz. ss 0 0
Kcepling, 2b 1 2
Becker, rf 1 2
Brornwich. 3b 1 1'
Graham, if 2 2
O'Brien 0 0
Wilson, lb 0 2
Simpson, c.; 0 0
Middleton, p ...1 0
Conger, ss 0
Dang, rf 0
Kahl. 2b 0
Ward, cf 0
Galvin, lb' 0
Sohn, If 0
Turner, 3b 0
Keter. c 0
Holland, p 1
9 27 15
H. P. A
0 2 2
3 27 13 0
Score by innings:
Davenport 00020031 0 6
Quincy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
Stolen bases Middleton (2), Wil
son, Brornwich. Two base hits Hol
land, Dang. Home runs Graham (2),
Becker. Bases on balls Off Holland,
4. Struck out By Middleon, 2; by
Holland, 5. Time 1:33. Umpire
Springfield 111., May 23. The Watch-
i makers bunched hits on Delane and
won the opening game of the series
from Dubuque, 5 to 1. Lelivelt allowed
only four hits and was never in dan
Springfield 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5
Dubuque 00100000 0 1
Bateries Lelivelt and Jacobs; De
land and Hamerschmidt.
Peoria, III., May 23. Peoria won an
up-hlll game yesterday from Decatur,
16 to 13. Eight pitchers were on the
slab and endeavored to stop the on
slaught of rival batsmen with poor suc
Decatur 3 0 6 0 1 2 1 0 013 14 6
Peoria 2 005 4 0 4 1 16 9 4
Batteries Kaiser, Harper, Shannon
and West; Alberts, Seaman and Yelle.
Bloomington, 111., May 23. By con
sistent hitting at opportune times
Bloomington took the first game from
Danville, 5 to 4. Score:
Danville 00 100003 0 4 8 1
Bloomington ..001 003 10 5 9 3
Batteries Pressey and Erloff; Blue
jacket and Scheid.
Life for Killing Sweetheart.
Mount Vernon, Mo., May 23. Marion
Bran6tetter, 22 years old. pleaded
guilty to the charge that he killed his
sweetheart. Miss Gertrude Griffith, at
Marionville, Mo., on May 3. He was
sentenced to the penitentiary for life.
Muncie, 111., Bank to Quit.
Muncie, Ind., May 23. The volun
tary petition in bankruptcy filed yester
day at East St. Louis by the Meridian
Security company, principal owner of
the Bank of Muncie, 111., was for the
purpose of winding up the bank's bus
iness. Referee in Bankruptcy Grant
stated that depositors would be paid
The Anvil Chorus
The fact that Joe Borger Is? hitting
the pill is conclusive proof that he
doesn't belong in a White Sox uniform.
Russell Blackburne may have been
a j-tar in the spring training games of
the Sox, but we have heard of stars
falling from the celestial scenery and
striking the ground.
The Cubs could be fittingly named
providing a capital D were substituted
for the C.
And tho same might be true of the
Sox providing the capital S is omitted.
That's what their playing reminds one
Press comment has it that the Ath
HOUCK SAYS HE'LL
GIVE UP BASEBALL
' O'- IS wily
"v . fit ' Lr
" I letics to the Baltimore club in the In
ternational league, says he will quit
baseball. "Houck made a good record
last season for a young pitcher, and
his announcement comes as a surprise.
1600 BLOCK TEAM
MEETS IOWA CITY
Locals Drill Faithfully in Prep
aration for Game With
Team at College City.
The 1600 Block ball team will jour
ney to Iowa City tomorrow to meet the
fast Iowa City nine in the afternoon.
The locals have a stiff game on their
hands. The team has gone through
a hard workout this week, and several
changes in the lineup have been made.
The college city lads have one of the
strongest independent teams in the
state. The locals will take two pitch
ers along, Reeves and Wright.
The 1600 Block will present the fol
lowing lineup for tomorrow's contest:
Whisler and Sage.rf and c; Reeves and
Wright, p; Calkins, lb; Henry. 2b;
Smith, ss; Baumbach, 3b; James, If;
The Rock Island Cardinals will meet
the Davenport All-Stars on the reser
voir field tomorrow afternoon. The
Rock Island Boosters have no game
Standing of the Leagues.
W. L. Pet
Pittsburgh 19 8 .704
New York 15 9 .625
Cincinnati 18 13 .581
St. Louis 16 17 .485
Brooklyn 12 13 .480
Philadelphia 11 14 .440
Chicago 13 18 .413
Boston .4... 6 18 .250
W. L. Pet
Detroit 21 11 .656
Washington 17 12 .586
Philadelphia 15 11 .577
St. Louis :..15 15 .500
New York 13 14 .481
Boston 13 14 .481
Chicago 14 19 .424
Cleveland 9 21 .300
W. U Pet.
Baltimore : 18 7 .720
St. Louis 15 14 .517
Chics ?o 15 15 .500
Indlnapolis 13 13 .500
Buffalo 12 13 .480
Brooklyn 11 12 .478
Kansas City 14 17 .452
Pittsburgh 10 17 .370
W. L. Pet
Louisville 20 13 .606
letics are not hitting their stride, but
when one views the batting percent
age columns one notes that four of the
Mackmen are hitting above .300. What
dyemean hitting their stride?
Harry Lord quit the Sox because he
said that he was not fast enough for
Ihem. Which fact, by the way. Is con
clusive proof that Lord is surely done
as a ball player.
In spite of the jibes of certain sport
ing scribes of the Central association
circuit against the Burlington Path
finders, we note by today's percentage
column that they still maintain . a
comfortable lead. '
THE FINAL MEET
Eock Island High School Ath
letes Capture Honor at
EIGHT RECORDS SMASHED
Leading Point Wlnnert Finish Crr
for Crimson and Gold Chalk
Scores at Ann Arbor. y .
The Islander high school team won
the Western Illinois conference "prp"
track and field meet, held at Monmouth
yesterday afternoon. The locas ath
letes ran up 21 points. GaJaabnrr was
second with 18. and Viola third with
The Galesburg half mile relay team
won that race, with Rock Island t close
second, but they were disqualified by
the judges, and the race and meet
went to Rock Island. Eight records
were smashed by the athletes, and
Clarke and Ingalls did the honors for
the Island City team br putting their
names down on the Tecord cards In
the 50 and 220 dashes. Clarke reeled
off the 50 in 5 3-5 seconds, and a few
minutes later took third place In the
century dash, which was won by Him
blin of Galesburg In 10 1-5 seconds.
Ingalls copped the 220 in another rec
ord breaking feature in 23 3-5 seconds.
Hull of Kirkwood won the Quarter
mile dash, with Kipp of Rock Island a
close second. The mark made by Hull
went on record as the fastest ever
run in the Monmouth college prep
meets, and Benson, also from Kirk
wood, followed his teammate's per
formance by breaking into the lime
light in the half mile run, which he
trotted off in 2 minutes 7 1-5 seconds. -Viv
Thomas of this city took third.
Swan son, Viola, copped the honors
of the mile run in the time of 4:30.
with the other two men right on his
tracks. Miller of Rock Island winning
third place. Wylie of Gales-urg :at a
new mark in the pole vault by clearing
the bamboo at 10 feet 6 Inches.
Last Meet for Locals.
The meet at Monmouth closed the
meets of this season for the local team,
and Captain "Harry" Glass. Claude
Kipp, Earl Chalk, Claude Hlppler, Ro
land Greve, Bryan Kane and John
Freistat will finish their course In high
school athletics, as they receive their
diplomas at the Empire theatre Friday
evening. Kipp, Chalk. Glass and Hlp
pler have been on local teams for the
past two years and have made many
records for themselves and their
school. " .
Chalk Wins Fourth. '
Earl Chalk, competing In the Michi
gan Interscholastlc at Ann Arbor, while
the local athletes were copping the
meet at Monmouth, took fourth place
in the second heat of the half mile
run In the fast time of 2:06 1-5. The
finals will be run off today, and Chalk
is expected to pull out some place near
ths front '
Milwaukee 18 12 .600
Indianapolis 18 13 .581
Cleveland 15 17 .46?
Minneapolis 13 15 .464
Columbus 14 18 .437
Kansas City 16 21 .432
St. Paul 13 18 .U
W. L. Pet
Davenport 23 5 .82?
Peoria 18 10 .643
Springfield 13 13 ftj)
Quincy 13 15 . .464
Decatur 12 14 .462
Bloomington 10 17 .370
Danville 9 1 .3W
Dubuque 8 16 .333
CENTRAL ASSOCIATION. '
W. L. Pet;
Burlington ..15 3 .83$
Clinton 12 3 .800
Keokuk 9 T .563
Cedar Rapids T 9 .437
Muscatine 6 9 .409
Ottumwa 6 10 .37$
Marshalltown 5 11 ...311
Waterloo 5 13 .271
Boston. 1; Chicago, 0.
Washington, 4; St. Louis, 5.
Philadelphia. 9; Detroit 6.
New York, 2; Cleveland, 3.
Chicago, 0; Boston, 2.
Cincinnati, 6; Brooklyn, 0.
Pittsburgh, 8; Philadelphia, 2. 'c
St. Louis, 1; New York, $.
FEDERAL LEAGUE. ,'!
Baltimore, 8; Chicago. 5.
Brooklyn. 2; Kansas City, 6. '
Buffalo-Indianapolis Rain. i
Pittsburgh. 3; St Louis. 3 (10 In
. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. c
Cleveland-St Paul Rain. -r
Indianapolis. 4; Minneapolis. 2. -'
Louisville, 2; Kansas City. 11.
Columbus. 8; Milwaukee, 3.
Keokuk. 11; Burlington. 10.
Ottumwa. 8: Muscatine. 6. '
Clinton, 6; CedaK Rapids, 0.
Waterloo; 5; Marshalltown.
Davenport : Quincy. 1.
Peoria. 16: Decatur, 13.
Springfield. S ; Dubuque, 1.
Bloomington, 6; DanTflle, 4,