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THE KOCK ISLAND
OF THE SPORTING WORLD
THURSDAY. OCTOBER R, 1014
HOPE TO EVEN UP
SOME OLD SCORES
High School Enthusiasts Have
Vision of Victory in Rock
l rtically even, with Rot kford only a
I s-fcat!i ahead. a er.icir.g. stripped. 155
j S 11 lbs. while the local team averages
15.". 7 11 lbr.
The way the two teams -will line
j vp when the whistle blows and the
we'.g'i!: of the men who will lineup are
foil u s :
HARD TRYOUT FOR ELEVEN '
: It. i .,
Only a Fraction cf a Pound Difference ;
in Average Weight cf the
; l.i: .. i.ooby. n7
I IT.. C.Ieason. 163
! L.G.. Nichols. 150
C. Wanner. 145
The Rock Island high sc'.s.-ol foo b.V.l
eleven ha g-ne througii t .e stiffed
practice of the season. dur:cg the rast
week In preparation for the annual
Came with Rockford. Although the up-s-aie
team is minus Jackson, tuetr star
halfback of last rear, they still have
five 'R" men back in t'..e line-up
and are reported to nave a very fast
and heavy te-m. Kockford is always
in the running tor the state honors.
and a victory tcr the islanders w.n
R. K. Danforth. 131
ILT. Putnam 178
K G. Wilson. 163
C. Cotta. 146
L.G. Wcldnn. COrt
KT. Ackenson.l 17
L.E. Pilev, 169
Y.R. Sours. 123
R.H. tfnith. 158
U H. Ralston. 14
F. B. Johnson. 153
Gai ijf-r. 100
Weights are Official.
Tho above Kockford weights are
official. Other KockfDrd first squad
men are Plum, half, 14S: Walgren.
guard, 157; Carr. half, 135: Ostrom.
quarer, 140; Sterling, guard. 154: AVal
den. end. 129: Muooke, fullback, 144.
The weights of the other Rock Is
land men who are expected to make
the trip are; Reeves, end, 144; Ander
son. 140 half; Hendron. guard. 154;
Rinck. guard, 134; Morris, fullback,
, . , . , ft)- i,..,i t. hoo! 1 nf oniriai tor tne game were an
T ...: ;,; ' rri., have nouncd by Manager A
O. Hill of the
mpire. F. R. Warner of Chicago.
Referee Jerome Carnak of Chicago.
Head Linesman. Mahon Hay ol
, i. .. . 1 1
a. naro Daiue. amiuuitu i'- j
few years the local school has usually j
succeeded in running away with the j
small end of the scort. i
breLnofTrrwuh: DIRECTUM LOWERS RECORD
Roc kford in that city. In 1S12 the 1. .
ral team went down to defeat by th , Classy Horse Covers Mile in Fast
close score of 12 to . Last year j Time of 1:59' 2.
Rockford ran up 42 points and prJ-J Lexington. Ky Oct. S. The world's
Eented Rock Island with a goose egg. j third heat pacing record was yesterday
The local eleven played against over-; IoweI( (1 to bv Directum I., in
whelming odds in that game, as the ; the Tenntfl8ee e of 3000. for freP.
up-state team greatly out-weigd the fr..tin,, tifllA h(.
ling 0:30. l:0ia. l:30i2. l:59'i. The
mile also is the fastest ever paced over
BOSTON HAS HAD
SHARE OF HONORS
City Has Taken Part in Three
World's Baseball Cham
PHILADELPHIA IN FIVE
Braves Infield Has Made Remarkable
Record for Speed With 100
Last year's victory evidently did not ;
decrease Rockt'ord's resject for tne
Islander eleven, as Kockford papers
came out with a statement from
Coaches Winters and P.eers to the ef
fect that the game Saturday is consid
ered by thsru as one of ihe hardest
on their schedule. The coaches are
drilling their men in defense especi
ally adapted for use against Butler
and Ackley. Evidently some Roek
fordites saw these two men play in
the Aledo game.
Capta'n Hinkley asserts cor.ridently
that history. will not repeat itse'.t j Coulon in Business.
Saturday. Instead the Mudcnts and rhicazo. 111., Oct. 8. Johnny Coulon,
team are firm in their belief t iat Rock ! former bantam-weight champion and
ford's prospects are good for a trim-'. ln(. prid of Logan Square, has become
mfng. With the eleven in great crP-j0nc of the util known merchants of
ditlon and going at its present dip that part of Chicago. Johnny is not
there is reason fir this belief. Mmyjonly a boxer now but he is also one of
new tr'ck plays have been given thelth" fastest little workers behind a
rquad this week by Coaches Roe nrd j counter that ever pushed the "niak
Cook, to be used against Rockford. j incs and" across. Coulon has pur
Those who will make the trip have not ; chasrl a c'gar :-ir.i at 25n7 North
been defin'elv decided upon, but ; Kcdzi! avenue. Tii littlo oxer has
t.'ie Lexington track.
! The preceding heats in 2:02.2:04!li
1 were devoid of interest, as Frank Ro
! gj.-H Jr.. which was depended upon to
give the chestnut staliion a race, fell
lame in warming up and was drawn.
: Directum I.'s next appearance will ba
j at Grand Rapids. Mich., Oct. 21. when
i he meets William in a match. The
last named will start here today in an
effort to beat his own mark of two minutes.
those expected to go are:
Reeves. Anderson, G'eason, Gaetjer.
Nichols. Warner. Hen-lrr.n. James.
Rinck. Criswell. Looby, Morris. -Vk-ley,
B'j'ler. Whisk-r and H.nkley. In
all 16 men w:!I be taken.
Weights of tthe two team3 are pra-
not quit the ring and expects to get
into action within a short time, having
close to 10 offers from all partis of the
news all the time The
New York, Oct. 8. While rhiladeV
pia had enjoyed a big slice of the
honors which accompany tho right to
be a contender for the World's Base
ball Championship. Boston has not
been wanting for a share in the glor
ies of the annual championship series
When the clubs representing these
two cities meet in the opening game
for this vear's world's pennant, it will
mark the fifth time that Philadelphia
ba iniprwi such a struggle and it
w ill bo the third for Boston. Had the
New York Nationals not refused to
play with the 'Hub' players in 1904.
the Boston Americans would have had
an additional opportunity of fighting
for the championship. However Bos
ton claimed the world's honors for
hat year by default.
Since the American and National
leajue pennant first played against
each other in 1903. the Athletics of
Philadelphia have played four times
and w-on threo post eeason series.
j The Boston Americans won the two
that they fought to a finish first beat
ing the Pittsburgh Nationals in 1P03.
After waiting eight years from the
time of the disappointing refusal of
tho Giants in 1904, the "Red Sox" had
the satisfaction of taking Manager
McGraw's men into camp, scoring
their second victory in the banner ser
ies of 1912.
Hitherto the American league was
sclely responsible for Boston's world's
bareball honors but this year the Na
tionals, or "Braves", which they are
aptly called, after a rush, which as
tonished all followers of the national
grje are in the foremost of Jhe bat
tle. Tha fight of the Braves is without
parallel Jn the annals of baseball.
From last place to first was their ac
complishment, and this within a per
iod of five weeks.
Tho Braves were the lowest of the
eipht teams in the National leagun
of July 18. On August 23 they had
mounted to first place tied with the
Giants. It was ten days later. Sept
ember 2. before the Bostons went into
the lead with clear title for the time
beini. and it was September 8 before
t the top. But the historians of base.
ea:i win marK tnetr perrormance as
"I-ist place to first in 36 days. A re
cord." Sox Near the Mark.
Only one team within the memory
of ihe present day "fans" has nearly
approached tho extent of the Braves'
Daily United States Weather Map
remarkable progress. That was the
Chicago White Sox of 1906 In theli
dash through the American league
teams from seventh place to first.The
White Sox were a team of generally ap
preciated high rank, bowed low with
bci breaks during the first or the sea
son. T'te Bostons, on the other hand,
were dubbed the "lowly Braves," wilj
I little to indicate warrant to beUer
"Tinker to Evers to Chance." a by
word in baseball circles for years as
representing the speediest fielding on
the diamond 1n the production of dou
ble plays, has been supplanted by the
relay "Maranville Evers to Schmidt,"
The combination play of the old Cubs"
infield has at last been bettered, large.
Iy through the assistance of one ot
its members, Johnny Evers, now play
ing the keystone sack for Boston.
Even end Maranville go into the
world's series with one of the most
remarkable fielding records in the
history of the game. Within ten days
of the close of the National league
season, this pair had figured in nearly
100 double plays.
Evers, playing an improved came
at second base, has nevertheless been
tutshone by his younger club mate.
Maranville took part in eighty-five ot
the double plays carried off by the
B-aves, a world's record. With the
more numerous opportunities that
were developed by shortstop position,
he was responsible for the inception
or 53 of these plays. This betters by
a dozen the record of 43 double plays
held for several years by Fletcher ot
the New York Giants. Maranville has
been middle man in 26 of these com
ination plays, and at the receiving end
of six. With fewer opportunities,
Evers has taken part in 65 double
plays, has started 23, made the pur.
out and assist in 33 and has finished
nine. "Maranville Evers to Schmidt,"
in that order, has been the way of 27
double plays. Thirty-nine have been
accomplished by the three.
Use Same Men.
The team the Athletics will send
against the Braves will be in all pro
bability the same nine men who start
ed in the 1913 series against the New
York Giants, barring accidents. Chiet
Bender is looked upon as the sure
money pitcher and there is no doubt
that ihe will be sent in with Wally
Schang on the receiving end. The
Athletics, while the players are as a
whole young in years, form a truly
veteran world's series team. With
the exception of Eddie Murphy and
Schang all the regulars in the 1914
series played against the Giants in
1911. Bender and Plank, along wnn
Harry Davis, Mack's lieutenant who
occasionally goes into a game as a
pinch hitter, played in the world's
series against New York nine years
Physically the weird's champions
will go into the series in good condi
tion. "Home Run" Bnker, who had
been below par during part of August
and September, has rested and will
be in good trim to worry the opposing
p.tchers. He had been suffering from
a cold and later from a wrenched side..
His hitting was affected but he refus
ed to lay off while the championship
race was undecided
The champions are well provided
CUBS WIN FIRST
OF CITY SERIES
Ivory Plays by Sox and Vaughn's
Good Twirling for West
ZIMMERMAN IS UNPOPULAR
Cub Third Sacker Blunders ajid Is Rid
iculed by Fans Wolfgang Fails
to Hold in the Pinches.
FACTS AND FIGURES.
Commission, 10 per cent 1,417.25
Each club 2,551.03
HOW THEY STAND.
Played. Won. Lost, Pet.
Cubs 1 1 0. 1.000
Sox 1 0 1 .000
Chicago. 111., Oct. 8. Ivory plays,
great pitching and sunshine these
were potent factors in the fall of Calla
han's title holding White Sox in their
initial engagement of the city series
with the Cubs at Comiskey park yes
terday. Profiting by the base line
blunders of the pale-hosed legion and
a 'break" in luck in the fifth inning,
O'Day's sprightly forces put their
brand on the American leaguers, A to
2, in the presence of 22,000 royal
Tw ice in the early rounds, when they
had chances to overcome "Big Jim"
Vaughn, the elephantine southpaw,
Callahan's pastimers lost their bear
ONE OF C. MACK'S
in 9. O UIIIIO n
u. C6 o. mno o
FROM PLOW TEAM
K'.ove's Colts Take Two Out of
Three From Rock Island
JENSEN IS HIGH WITH 201
Clemann and Salzmarn Team Show
Improved Form i,i Gaines in
STANDING OF CLUBS.
Klove's Colts 4
Clemann & Salzmann...4
R. I. Club 3
R. I. Plow 1
U. S. Department of Agriculture,
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Unsettled tonight and
Friday, probably showers.
f euuAl sir prruurK. ljlDerrr.H fjf::rl lil.rs pas lit
Cbt-tlon taken at m . Tit?i TiPnrt.au Ucif. Air pressure ri duertl lo sea !rf I. Isobars (contlnuons line?) pa tbrourh colnts
ibroutru ijiou 01 eiuai iifieraiurr:
O clear: Q partlr cloudy; Q cloudy; Q raia: snow; report aitsMnic. Arrows Or wltb tbe wind. ,
with utility men. Walsh who played ' tne swatting honors of the afternoon.
! with the New .York Highlanders in i and Saier's single producing the ini-
the early part of this year, and Davies
the young college pitcher who Is be
ing trained by Mack as an outfielder
because of his cleanup hitting abil
ity and speed, are fir tr take anv rut.
tial marker. Saier's drive whizzed
past Weaver when the latter was off
Weaver, ss ...
Shaded area shows precipitation of
Scattered showem In trio nnriti r.-i.
ciflc sections and more general rains In '
the Missouri and Misoissippi valleys
and the northern and wentern portions
of the lake region have resulted from
the western low which now nvorlia
about all of the territory from the Pa
cific coant to tbe upper Mixnlssi jpl val
ley and the upper lakes. Rains of
more than an inch are reported from
Omaha and Kansas City. Freeing
wtaiher is noted In Montana and Wy
oming but It remains warm east of the
Rockies. The pressure is highest,
though only Klightly above normal, on
the south Atlantic r-!op Tn account
of the low air pretsure to the west
ward, continued unsettled weather Is
indicated for this ricicity tonight and
01 Inch or more
Friday, probably with showers.
field position. They have Kopf. a util. Blackburne, 2b
ity inneider of no mean ability. Cap
tain Thomas, the world s series veter
an, can substitute for either Schang
of Lapp behind the bat and Hairy
Davis stil! has some ability as a
Perfect Baseball Machine.
In Philadelphia fans refer affection
ately to the Athletics as "the most per
feet baseball machine in the world."
and an interesting fact developed in
going over the records gives strength
to this estimate. The Athletics have
Played in four world's series and wi'h
t.e exception of Mahtewson and Mc
Ginnity, no pitcher who ha ever f?c
ed them lasted the entire game. All
have been taken out, Mathewson also
had been knocked out. In 1905 McGin
nity pitched two games. He was ti.k
en out of one and won the other. Ou
the other hand, no Athletic pitcher has
ever been knocked off the rubber. The
single exception, where a Philadelphia
hurler was taken out was in 1911 when
Coombs, the "iron man" suffered n
rupture in the middle of the game .-.nd
left the box several Innings later be
cause of h's injury.
Collins, cf .
Roth, rf . . .
Daly ... .
Cicotte, p .
Schalk. c . .
Breton. 3b . .
P.odie, If ...
Total ... .
Saier, lb ..
Schulte,, If .
Derrick, ss .
Vaughn, p . .
. . 2
0 2 3
"Bill" Phillips Leads Indianap
olis Athletics to Well
Leach to Leach to Saier; Roth to
Fournier. Hits Off Wolfgang, 7 in
five innings; off Faber, 2 in three in
nings; off Cicotte, none in one inning.
Passed ball Bresnahan. Left on
bases White Sox. 10: Cubs, 5. Time
ings, and doing so queered their bestl 2:05. Umpires O'Loughlin at plate,
pospects for winning. Vaughn was un-! Quigley on bases. Chill in left field,
hittable in spots, and healso suffered Hason in right field.
from ragged support, but victory
might have gone , to the defenders of
the title had they; played sane base
ball after getting men on the runway.
Zim Makes Blunder.
Vollins, Weaver and Roth were not
the only offenders on the base lines.
Associated with the Sox Trio was the
Great Zim, who "booted" one on the
circuit and perished in a double play,
and also pulled a concrete play in the
witching seventh, when the Sox shoved
over both their makers.
Scenting defeat in the fifth, when
the enemy had padded their lead to
a matter of three runs, Callahan called
on the reserves, and 14 athletes had
tried their luck when the combat end
ed. Opposed to the West Siders when
the matinee started was Mel Wolfgang,
a wee spitball expert, who specialized
during the American League flag race
in trimming the great Walter Johnson.
"Red" Fabtjr horned in as chief res
cuer in the sixth, and after hurling
three rounds made way for Eddie Ci
cotte. Fails in Two Sessions.
Three of the five innings pitched by
Wolfgang were frought with gilt-edged
slab work, but In two other sess;ons,
the first and the fifth, the red-topped
moist-baller was ineffective. One run
had clattered home in the opener be
fore Callahan's flinger settled to his
task, a double by Good, who conned
Clemann & Salzmann and Klove's
Colts of the Commercial Bowling league
were the victors last evening, the for
mor taking thrpe camp frnm tha T
Once again Rube Oldring will help t plow ccmpany team at the St Ju
divide the world's series coin because ijen alleys, while the latter was de
of his connection with the Athletics, feating the Rock Island club team two
Rube began his career by playing with "t of three games at the Rock Island
, vrtr club alleys. The resul s of last even-
a semi-professional team in New ork,jng dropped the club team lntQ
City. In the latter part of 190o he j piace and tie(l Clemann & Salzmana
was taken by the Montgomery club I with Klove's Colts,
from the Hoboken club. Oldring was The fastest games of the evening
born in New York City. May 26, 1884. ! w ere rolled at the St. Juliec alleys by
He is five feet nine inches tall and j Clemann & Salzmann, they making
weighs 180 pounds. I 800 in every game and securing a total
of 2,4i9 pins for the three games. Ta
ber, Embry and Jensen each went way
over the 500 mark and had not Kueh
ner and Barnett had an off night their
totals would have been a great deal
At the Rock Island club alleys, the
club team was visited with hard luck
as two of its fastest bowlers were not
able to be present and it w-as forced to
enroll a substitute as well as a kitty.
As it was it won the last game by a
small margin. H. Erickson made the
high total on the alleys with 504. The
highest single game was rolled by H.
Erickson in his last game when he se
cured 1S3 pins.
The scores rolled on each alley last
evening are as follows:
At R. I. Club Alleys.
Fred Erickson 141 154 160 455
H. Erickson 169 152 1S3 504
H. Klove 140 157 11S 415
Arthur Vieriech ...170 152 171 493
W. Warren 170 144 120 434
8 27 16
Indianapolis, Oct. S. By winning
from St. Louis, 4 to 0, yesterday the
Indianapolis Federal league team, for
the second time in two years, captured
the Federal league pennant.
To Manager "Bill" Phillips, the
"silent leader" of the team, who also
was at the helm of the club last year,
when it won the first flag of the league,
is given credit, in a large measure, for
the winning of the second champion
ship. The race between the Chicago and
Indianapolis teams has been close al
most from the start of the season, with
first one club and then the other in
the lead. Yesterday's victory for In
dianapolis, while Chicago w as losing j
two games, gave the local team, which
was a half game behind, a one-game
Business men of Indianapolis, w hich
is considered the home of the Federals
since, it is said, the first plans for the
independent league were made here, '
have already begun preparations for a
banquet and reception for members of
0the pennant-winning team.
0 The Federal league race was one of
the hardest fought of modern baseball
history, nearly every team at one time
or another taking part in a rally that
gave it an apparent chance for the
flag. At the start St. Louis jumped
to the front and at the end of the first!
two weeks led the league. The first
clash with eastern clubs proved disas
trous for the Mound City crowd, and
after a campaign of two weeks around
the western circuit Baltimore was in
front and retained the lead until
Score of deciding game:
9 752 2301
Sharpe 132 139 144 415
Sanford 157 145 171 473
Kitty 17S 134 166 478
Forbes 134 141 142 417
Normoyie 161 158 137 456
762 717 760 2239
At Hastings Alleys.
CLEMANN & SALZMANN.
Taher . .
Grove . .
707 742 2233
Standing cf the Leagues.
NATIONAL LEAGUE (FINAL).
i Boston t'.O i'.O
j Buffalo e; rs
; Davenport 7S C3
Denver fit; 44
Jacksonville SO M
Kan eus City TS e,Z
New Orleans 84 74
I New York fiO f,6
j Norfolk 72 C2
r Phoenix 80 fill
j St. Ixiuls SO f.i
St. Paul ,;,)
I San Diego C CO
J-'an Francisco C2 f,6
Seattle 64 .12
Washington $ f,2
Winnipeg 63 l
la Reed's Landing
.00 ; La Crosse
114 r airle du Chien
DAILY RIVER BULLETIN.
Flood stage. Hgt. Cnga.
St. Louis 14 3 4
R.-d Wing 14 3.6
00 I. Claire .
For 4 hours: Only slight changos
in tho Mississippi will occur from be
low Dubii'iue to MiiM-atfiie.
J. M. SHERIKR. Local Forecaster.
NED EGAN LANDS A JOB
AS MUSCATINE MANAGER
Manager Ned Egan. who brought his
team here from Ottumwa and gave
this city a taste of Central association
baseball last summer, has gotten in
out of the wet by signing as manager
of the Muscatine team. Hi M,.h
which played at Galesburg the latter '
part of the season, may be w ithout a !
home next year, but Egan will have a '
job, and. furthermore. Muscatine will 1
have Just as good baseball as it is
willing to pay for.
Total ;. 4 9 27 22 3
Batted for Faber in eighth inning.
xRan for Bodio in ninth inning.
White Sox 00000020 0 2
Cubs 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 4
Two base hits Good. Weaver.
Leach, Schalk. Bodie. Struck out By
Vaughn, 7, Fournier (2), Wolfgang.
Breton, Faber, Daly; by Wolfgang,
1, Sweeney; by Faber, 1, Schulte; by
Cicctte. 1, Vaughn. Bases on balls
Off Wolfgang. 1; off Faber. 1. Double
plays Zimmerman to Bresnahan to
Zimmerman to Saier to Derrick to
Hartley, ,2b .
H. Miller, lb
P. A. E.
3 0 1
2 1 1
C 3 1
.0 10 2
Boucher, 3b 1
W. Miller ..
xCrandall . .
' W. L. Pet
Boston 94 59 .614
New York 84 7') .545
St. Louis SI 72 .529
Chicago 7S 76 .506
Brooklyn 75 79 .4S7
Philadelphia 74 SO .4S1
Pittsburgh 69 S5 .448
Cincinnati ... ' 60 94 .353
AMERICAN LEAGUE I FINAL).
W. L Pet.
Philadelphia 99 53 -t?Sl
Boston 91 62 .595
Washington SI 7;1 .5-6
Detroit SO 73 -523
St. LouU 71 S2 .464
Chicago 70 S4 .455
New York 70 S4 .455
Cleveland 51 102 -333
All the news all the tlnio The Argus.
Notice to Contractors.
Bids will be received at the mayor's
office until 9. Oct. 17. 1914. for labor
foT j.ainting certain bridges over RocV
I nur. permeation and bidding eheetf
on me at the mayor's office.
H. M. SCH RIVER.
Ad v.j Mayor.
SCOTT COUNTY, IOWA,
2 miles west of Eldridge. Rlack
level land, feuced pig tight improve,
men la fair. 1215 per acre; $2,300
can stay ou farm at 5 per cent, bal
ance cash March 1, 1915, when pos
sesion will be given. If you want
the best farm in Iowa see
306 Whltaker Bldg. Phone 5800.
McKechnie. 3b . .
Rousch, If .......
Falkenberg, p . .
u 0 i Indianapolis
Chicago . . .
16 3 j Baltimore ..
A. E. I Buffalo . . .
0 0; Brooklyn ...
3 0 Kansas City
40 0 ! Pittsburgh .
St. Louis ..
Total S 27 11 0
Batted for Boucher in ninth xBatted
for Davenport In ninth.
Score by Innings:
St. Louis 0000000 00 0
Indianapolis .2 0000 2 00 4
Runs Indianapolis: Campbell. Mc
Kechnie. Kauff. Laporte. Bares on
balls Off Falkenberg. 1; off Haven-1
port. 5. Two base hit Kauff. Struck
out By Falkenberg. S; by Davenport, i
6. Double play Laporte to Carr.!
Stolen base McKechnie. Hit by pitch !
er Laporte. Wild pitch Davenport, j
Time 1:40. Umpires Brennan and
Boston. 4; Washington. 11.
Philadelphia. 10; New Yor:.. 0.
Indianapolis. 4: St. Louis, 0.
BuiValo, 4; Brooklyn, 10.
Baltimore, 54; Pittsburgh. 33-
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE.
Venice. 2; Portland. 9.
San Francisco, 1; Missions, S.
Oakland, 3; Los Angeles, 7.
3uy Your Coal Now
while the prices are low--Sprlng-field
S3.50 Per Ton.
Delivered to any part of city.
Phono 1198 Rock Island.