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MiMwr up ihhi amu, nerak aai
. fcM te Ba FemlaaUe iMkleli..
IT InTCI COPEIAHD.
r bandar's football at Monmouth
put of Monmouth's stupendous
Iraustics day celebration under the
mttf of the Monmouth Amer-
Zaa Ufto". and next Sunday's
dMdnled tame with the Dayton
Mangle! at Douglas park, face the
idly crippled Rock Iiland Inde
amdenti ai threatening factors of
toafbeft week of the current
nh alaMHt entail that f ve
' Wanders will be nnable to op.
' HU the Original Thorna of
' filffft on the Monmouth date. .
Thaw are Wyman, Mehels,
Chicken, Smith and Gander.
Hi, The tatter's Injnrles will
keep him oat of the tram for
, it leant three weeks, his physl. '
f ehm advtaca, Whether I'rseila,
Bilud and Lyle will be In suit
Me condition to play Is still
? TtleA 4hMA mlefmHiinkm
ifVSVHV I"""" asow.
rtaui".inlniled football fans are
tadifnant today over the vile meth
oil of gamblers to iriejte ill win
imong the' Staleys soon after they
arrived, at the Davenport hotel on
gttsnUy night Such practice
at cease at once or it will be
mn a serious menace to fntme
Statisy fpotbaU in Rock Island
The best available ' professional
football teams are brought to Rook
bland - in the interests of sport
lions, not ss ' an opportunity for
in nniirrnnulona eamblers' to
tttempt a cleanup.
The vindictive enmity displayed
by the Staleys might probably be
traced directly to the .taunts of
gambling touts Saturday night, in
which- it was grossly misrepresent
ed that the Independents would take
the field to slug their way to vic
tory, if possible.. v -, s
There was not an iota of xindlc-
tlv propaganda published on this
BITING THE HAND
Aside from the Hammond game.
Is which the visitors used almost
tnrj foul method known to foot
tall, and the affront to clean sport
Inposed Sunday by the Staleys, the
lock Island football season has
bwn undisputably clean and unde
litbly fair. The quality of visiting
teams, other than Hammond and
Jtaley. has been good and sports-ninlike-ln
the extreme. ,
It is a godsend to play against
mch an opponent as "Shorty" Des
Jsrdisn of the Chicago Tigers,
whose audible rebuke to- his team
mates at the first indication of foul
jfay was, "Cut that out; this is a
ilean game of football!" That is
straight from the soul of sport and
r players like Des Jardien and the
stirs personnel of the Independ
ents are the staunchest devotees of
,Tn-city football, up to the pres
nt time, is supposed to have been
cooperation between Rock Island,
Molina and Davenoort. with Rock
bland holding the center of the
orcie, chiefly because of its ad
JULY 4 LIKELY
FOR BIG FIGHT
Carpentier Bont te
Held ear!Sew York in Arena ,
seating 100,000, Report. I
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New York. Nov. 9. (Bv United i
Pren.) The Dempsey - Carpentier
'slit for v purse of half a million
dollars probably will be held July
near New York in a stadium with
capacity of 100,000.
This last development in the big
Kit bout of all times comes with
lbs announcement of Charles B.
Cochran and Tex Rlckard. two of
ft promoters. " I
"l am going to surprise the pub
He that has been led to expect
Wees running up to $200." Richard
". ir mv nlana i-nmm IhMitrk
tickets will range from 15 to
Rlckard said an immense stadium
. J t0 B"t tot an open
ll aaa A M aPJk . m st
I Every Drooof Your Blood
Should TBe Absolutely Pure 1
Tou cannot overestimate the im
portance of keeping the blood free
rt Impurities. When you realise
"bat the heart is constantly pnmp-
this vital fluid to all parts of
'S bOOV. Vnil Mn rmmAU ,u Ih.l
fiou8 complications. ,
"r slight disorder or impuritiei
source of dancer, as everv vit-
rj organ of the body depends upon
blood supply to properly per-r-its
-any painful and dangerous dia-
are th itiu. f - v.
tuition of the blood. Among the
serious are Rheumatism, with
ui CUekea Son Baity Crfptled;
tts. IaaMleaU wll bay a
ton & la Webber and
Manhall, cads; Shaw aa4
Deaaeld, rurii, aad Fttnger.
- i""'- There Is a streag
possIeBtty that Hickatf inland
taea wBl not permit htaa te
play.XBaa Ursefa, weakened
to aenie extent Sunday by ah
-somewhat premature reran to
the game, wIU probably hare te
direct the Islanders from his .
Fred Chicken's Injured knee fs
not mending as rapidly as exnect-
ea, and it is uncertain whether he
can suit against the Thorna. In
this erent. Waddy Knehl and Eddie
Novak will start aa halfbacks. Jer
ry- Mansfield demonstration of
speed in the last few minutes of
I Sunday's game makes him the log
,cal substitute for Wyman at full-
I back. This is the probable lineup
that will take the field agalnat the
morns: . -
page last week that would trad to
incite the Independents to violation
of the football rules. Those who
feel Inclined to disagree should
spend at, least one day in following
me luucjeuucuu .. curing practice
to be convinced of not. only their
assiduous training methods, but
their - absolute- cleanliness of mind.
Only a novice at the sport-writing
game would aver otherwise.
The Independents cannot be pol
luted under the astute eye of Coach
and Captain' Rube Ursella, whose
primal Uea of football ia that the
game shoujd be played strictly on
its merits and without the slightest
retrogression to pugilistic meth
ods, as carelessly, but viciously im
plied by a Davenport newspaper.
The fact lay in the affront of over
zealous . allejged gamblers, whose
slanderous taunts ntifnt have been
directly- responsible for the in
juries incurred" Sunday by the In-
THAT FEEDS 'EM
vantageous location for the con
venience of Moline, East Moline
and Davenport fans. The Inde
pendent management has done all
in its' power to cement the warmest
good will between themselves and
the fans of Davenport and Moline.
But after yesterday's villification of
home-town interests by a Daven
port newspaper, it would appear
that the best laid plans for popular
entertainment have been wholly
disregarded, and that the instiga
tor is inclined to regard positive
facts as idle gossip.
Any time that such factors of
malcontent feel inclined to criticize
something which they are nnable to
promote themselves, they must not
forget that you cannot villify wan
tonly any home interest and extract
'Jt to Course smoothly. Experience
i 1 1 j uritu ,uA
ceus iu iae cuu. n itu eiou tuc
slightest degree of intelligence.
Rock Island knockers could see
that they are literally biting ihe
hand that feeds them. If not, why
cannot they, promote their own
STALEYS TO MEET
ON ARMISTICE DAY
Decatur. 111., Nov. 9. The Staley
football teem tt this city will play
Mven former Illinois men on the
Starch workers' eleven, the game is
attracting much attention in this
Pa ol lae
$50,000 IS OFFERED
FOR LEONARD TO
. Milwaukee, Wis- Nov. 9. The
Minneapolis Boxing club today of
fered a purse of $50,000 for the pro
posed fight for the lightweight title
between Benny Leonard and Ritchie
Mitchell, "according- to announce
ment made by Billy Mitchell, man
ager of the latter.
Mitchell stated that if a better
offer is received from New York,
where it has been proposed that
the contest be held, it probably
will be given the preference, be
cause In Minnesota no decision can
its torturing pain. Eczema, Tetter,
Erysipelas and other aungurtng
skin diseases r general debility,
which makes the strongest men
helpless, and many other diseases
are the direct result of Impure
You can in a large measnre avoid
liability to disease by the use of
S. S. 8., the wonderful blood rem
edy that has been in constant use
for more than fifty yearn. S. S. 3.
rluniM the blood thoroughly. It
is sold by druggists everywhere.
' For valuable literature and medi
cal advice absolutely free, write
today te Chief Medical Adviser. 831
Swift Laboratory, Atlanta, us.
Ypu'dSmUe,Too, Perhaps, If You
Were in These ..Pugilists' Footgear
j?iljle wotievjn de pocket ! ji9
ml gQQ jooo &
About tlrese fire men the Interest of two continents is centered.
the biggest gamble of our ring history. Everyone- knows the Jack Dempser glance and the Georges
Carpentier smile. But we'll introduce the promoters. Upper left William A. Brady, theatrical man and
partner In the big scrap. Upper right Charles B. Cochran, British promoter who represents the Euro
pean angle to the highest paid ring attraction of all times. Center -Tex Richard, the big league boxing
promoter of America, who has figured in practically all the big bouts and who has a habit of making
a ge of whatever he undertakes.
BT DEAN S3YDEK,
half million dollars is a real '
nest egg for a championship fight.
Five hundred thousand dollars
would buy a whole fleet of Rolls
Royce sport cars or it would pay
for enough ice cream sodas to float
a battleship in. -' T -
At the present inflated prices of
boxing it took every nickel's worth
of a half million bucks to bring
Dempsey and Carpentier out of
; During the war the boys wore
gas I masks. In times of peace we
have turned to gasp masks to save
us from being nervous wrecks in
figuring up why the cost of mill
entertainment should be so big and
Only twenty or twenty-five years
ago the champions fought gruelling
battles of twenty rounds or more
and if they got purses of $1,000. or
11,600 at the most, they had killed
the golden goose.
Bankrolls are figured different
now. Even a. graduate from the
preliminary class scoffs at the size
of the purse which thtt champions
used) to be glad to fight for.
SnrcThing Purses .
In the olden days the boxers
gambled witirthe promoters on a
M per cent cut of the gross re-
ceipts, splitting their half 60-40. i
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Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 9. (By
United Press.) More, than $20,000
was bet by oil millionaires on a
single game in the Texas league
last season, it was alleged at a
meeting of owners of the Texas
league Saturday, when a protested
game was thrown out by Walter
Morris, retiring president, it be
came known today.
The game was played at Wichita
Falls between that team and Dal
las. Following the contest a riot
occurred and Umpire Miller was
protected by a squad of police. No
one wins by virtue of the fact the
game was thrown out and the
money which - had been held in
escrow- pending decision of the
league will be turned back to the
bettors,-it was declared.
Texas league officials attending
the meeting of the National Asso
ciation of Minor Leagues in Kansas
City tomorrow will demand a class
A rating for the Lone Star circuit,
it waa declared here today.
- President Doak Roberts and Wal
ter Morris, retiring president, said
the Texas league was no longer
willing to submit to draft from the
Western league, which they regard
ed aa a slower circuit. '
STAB CUEISTS MEET.
San Francisco. Not. 9. Six bil
Hard players of note were here to
day for the national 18.2 champion
ship tournament, which will begin
tonight. . They were Marcus Cat-
ton, St Louis; Jake Schaefer. Den
ver; Koll Yamada. Nagaski. Japan;
David McCandlesa, Chicago; Walk
er Cochrane, New York, and Ora
Mornlngstar. 8an Diego. Cal. The
winner and runner-up, it has been
announced, will meet Willie Hoppe
in December for the world's Cham-
But that commonplace idea, too, has
beeni scooped into the trash heaps
of the yesterdays
Boxing of the present is run on
the "de money in de pocket" scale.
The fighters want "theirs" before
the promoters turn a wheel in mak
ing up their expense budgets.
Boxing has reached the stae
where it enters the category of big
No Wonder Dempsey and Carpen
tier smile. You'd smile, too. if you
were' in' Ttheif shoes.' ? ' . -
Yet no one is kicking at their good
fortune in befatso situated that i fighter takes 1m 25 per cent.c
they can clean up a fortune in a I cording to the articles of agr
A ' boxing title is worth to- a
champion just what he can make
out of iti He would be foolish to
go back to the old scale of nrices
when the bigger' prizes are jeady
to be counted out to. him by eager
When Dempsey signed to box
Carpentier for the world's heavy
weight championship Jack wis
writing his name to a check pay-;
able, to himself for the sum of $300,-!
000, and Georges likewise for $200,-1
And the promoters who are fac
ing the biggest gamble in ring his-
Rickard, William A.
Charles B. Cochran
Siegrist ...177 194
Bredar ...157 147
Nold 147 , 171
Spiker ......185 158
Starofski ......124 144
Totals '.790 814
C. Wich 1S7 201
Carver 145 161
Mangelsdorf 138 159
Hiner 168 168
Daniel son 203 180
Totals 729 758 768
M. A S.
Harrison 105 131 118
Dodd 112 150 174
Miller 121 94 113
Schork .179 172 143
Nisbet 146 117 155
..663 -664 703
SERIES TO SELECT
New York, Not. 9. Selection-
six lightweight boxers to fight
through a series of elimination
bouts to decide which will meet
Benny Leonard forthe lightweight
championship here on Nov. 16, was
the subject of a conference today
between Tex Rlckard, promoter,
and Billy Gibson, Leonard's man
ager. t '
Among the possible aspirants to
be considered were Lew Tendler of
Philadelphia, Willie Jackson, who
recently defeated Eddie Fitzsim-
jmons. Johnny Dundee of New York,
Joe Welling of Chicago and Ritchie
Mitchell of Milwaukee.
They comprise the principals in
they are a trio of hard-headed busi
ness men, who generally look be
fore they leap.
The average attendance at heavy
weight title bouts of .the. past 20
years has been less than 20,000. At
$25 per card it would require 20,
000 to make up ths $500,000 purse
The picture rights may save the
promoters if the present federal
law ' against ' the taking of fight
films .from ,stat.e,j.o state can be
overcome. They get 50 per cent of
the picture privileges - and each
It's a lot of money. No bigger
gamble in boxing vsras ever under
taken. But boxing never before
was so popular and the customers
so liberal as they are now.
And the principals in the big
bout excite not only America but
Europe as well. That covers a pret
ty big area.
Dempsey can make the fortune
which has been denied him 30 far.
Carpentier can rehabilitate his coal
mines, ruined during the war. And
the promoters if they are lucky
can enter into the spirit of that
old rag we used to sing "Every
little bit added to what you got
makes just a little bit more."
2 DEAD AFTER .
Star Halfback ef Rolls School cf
Mines, and Kansas Xormal
i Player We.
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 9. (United
Press. I Edward Bohn. left half-
hack on the Rolla School of Mines
football team, died of injuries re-
i ceived in a game with Warrens-
burg Normal at Rolla last Saturday,
here last night.
Bohn caught a punt and waa run
ning it back when he was tackled
fiercely. He was taken from the
game but bis injury was not be
lieved serious. , Later when he fail
ed improve he was rushed to. a St.
Louis hospital. On examination it
was found the fifth vertebrae of
his spine was shattered. Paralysis
from the wrist down resulted. Bohn
was a star on the Rolla team. In
the game with Warrensburg ' he
scored 10 of his team's 17 points.
Rolla won 17 to 0.
Emporia, Kan., Nov 9. (United
Press.) First death from football
injuries in Kansas this fall came
when Jack Reeves, Normal fullback.
aiea rronj injuries received Satur
day in the Normal-Washburn game.
He was paralyzed when- his back
was twisted and never regained
consciousness. Reeves was former
bullback on the Great Lakes naval
training station team.
KATO FOB OTTO. V
Fbrt Wonh. Texas, Nov. 9. Otto
Wallace knocked out Red Herring
in the seventh round of a 12-round
bout here last night, Anton Luchs
won over Jimmy Bibb of Fort
Worth in the semi-windup.
, TOSTS BUSOESS.
Ann Arbor, Nov. . Coach "Hurry-Up"
Yost may retire front- foot
ball after this fall He has been
actively engaged in, coaching Nsince
1897. He's a wealthy coal opera
Bock Island Dean la National Base
ball Circles Is Center ef At
trattJea at Kansas City.
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 9. War !
clouds loomed dark and forbidding
for proponents of the Lasker plan .
for baseball reorganization when
the presidents and club owners of
the 21 minor leagues of the nation '
meet in convention here today to
vote on the proposed civilian trib
unal as the supreme governing body
ui orgsaizeu oaseDail.
When the committee of three un
pointed by the 12-club new Nation
al league, organized yesterday in
Chicago, arrived here to present
the Lasker plan for the considera
tion of the minor leaguers, indica
tions were that it would be over
whelmingly defeated. The minor
league leaders declared themselves
capable of settling their own dis
putes and conducting their own af
fairs. Thomas J. Hickey, president of
the American association; David L.
Fultz, bead of the International
league, and A. R. Tearney, president
of the. Western- and Three-Eye
leagues, were unanimous in ex
pressing their disapproval of the
"To have the major leagues select
the officials to govern us, would be
merely to go back to the old sys
tem from which the minors with
drew last winter," President Hickey
said. 'The major leagues did not
have' to select the members of the
new commission for us. We are
capable of taking care of our own
affairs. We employ more players
than do the major leagues com
bined, we have at least as much
money invested and never will con
sent to a scheme by which, we would
have no voice in the selection of the
men to handle our affairs," he de
clared. - Want Rock Island Xan
With a revolutionary movement
sweeping through the majdr leagues
the minor leaguers themselves
started a campaign involving a
shakeup within their own organiza
tion. The campaign involved the
, removal of John H. Farrell of Au
burn, N. Y., who has been secretary
and treasurer of the association
since its formation 20 years ago,
Agaiiv The Tout! Throw Him Out!
On second thought, a Rock Island gambling tout
might or might not have been directly responsible
Sunday afternoon at Douglas park for the unfortunate
indiscretion of Trafton. Staley center. It is a spirit of
absolute fairness that impels to give Trafton the bene
fit of such doubt.
r It is a known fact that this gambling tout, without
a dime of his own to w.ager, accosted Trafton in the
Davenport hotel on Saturday night with the malic
ious suggestion that he bet $i00-even that Gunderson
would put him out of the game intentionally in the
first quarter. . -
This might have been a vicious misrepresentation
to Trafton and the rest of the Staleys, impelling them
to come to Rock Island and not be caught napping. In
other words, thev might have resolved to get us before
"we could get them," wholly at the intimation of this
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Ulsrepuiauie gauiuiuig wuu
The menace of such a
, . , .
nrst 10 greet visiting piayers iiui uiuy 1111 caucus iu
counter-act Rock Island's good reputation in profes
sional football, but it also serves to stimulate the ill
will that was apparent Sunday in the unsportsmanlike
tactics of the Staley eleven.
The Sportscope has already exposed the perils of
overt gambling demonstrations at Douglas park. It
remains for the management to curb this menacing
evil if the good name of Rock Island football is to be
preserved. Gamblers, roaming through the stands
and among the bleachers
persons .noses, mark themselves with disrepute and
do as much to injure sport as players who violate the
rules. , , j
' The ' Sportscope reiterates that open gambling
should be prohibited at Douglas park, if fpr no other
reason than protection of women and children from .
this wholly obnoxious method of attemptipg to stim-i
ulate more excitable interest in the games. Usually
the person who advertises a weakness for public j
gambling is among"the first to become disgruntled over .
the slightest reverse of the Independents. i
At any rate, the club management shjould see that
visiting teams afe not met at the station or hotel by
petty gamblers, whose general regard for the truth I
and sportsmanship is in keeping with their aversion
to earn an honest living. Such receptions create the :
impression among athletes that they are walking into;
a stickup trap, and they have' been known to change '
their tactics to fit the .shoe; that is, self-preservation
is the first law of nature.
In commenting ea 8nday's football game. The Davenport Democrat
calls as "aa erer-eathssiastie, althongrh prrjndJcrd taert writer." As fat
as ovefkeatknslara trees, we are rhul we can still eniuv life. Aa ia
BffeJadiee, which almost Identical
and the election of M. H. Sexton of
Rock Island. 111., as his successor.
Sexton for a score of years has
been a dominant factor in sainor
league affairs. He formerly was
president of the Three-Bye league
and tor several years has been pres
ident of the National Association of
Minor Leagues, an honorary office
carrying no salary. His suppo.-ters
claim to have enough votes to in
sure him a salary of $7,500. It is
planned to move minor headquar
ters from Auburn to Chicago.
DROP ON ILLNESS,
S ARAN AC REPORTS
New York, Nov. 9. A dispatch
received here today from Sar
anac Lake, declares that Christy
Mathewson, former star major
leaguer, is recovering from his ill
ness. After more than a year's fight
I against tuberculosis, which set in
wnue me atamona iavorue was
with the army in France, he is
making progress toward health.
and physicians now declare there
is a good chance for bis full re
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MICHAEL H. SEXTOA.
character being among'thei cnppiea usuany are pretty uveiy
, 1 tV i iimen by the time the game starts.
waving wrads of bills nnripri
with Incapability, we would steep
III TE AM GETS
"'' V --Bvtriitj
Beet Islander Team in Ten$
Daanted y Former Daveaferi
t Vktartea. vci.'
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BT -ALIBI ML.?i
With a hard fought garaeja. .
prospect with Davenport next Sat
urday, Rock Island wlgh settle
down to a week of mean workouta?
With eight straight victories '
hind them the locals are expecUn
to put up one of the hardest .Agate-'
against Davenport that a Rock- la ,
land team ever had.
The lowans have been victor to'
the annual contest ever since ua
and the Islanders have a multitude
of defeats, for which to get ft
venge. The closest that the local
have come to defeating the Red and'
Blue machine was in 1915 when the
score waa 7-6. The two teams were-
about evenly matched that fall aad
the game was one of the naraeev
ever" played In these parts. .- ?
Defeat Aa Anneal uaniw .
One reason why Davenport. haav
copped so many victories in a rowy
or at least it has been one of the:
reasons for the last few yearala'
that everybody," even the team.' eiv
pects to get a aruDDing. wks jvx
land has been in the habit t)f geM :
ting beaten so long that the defeat;
has become a fixed Institution andc
everyone expects it. . . - . .
This year, however, things ar
different The present team is th
strongest that has ever represents
ed the school for at least five yeara.i
An idea of what the team really la
cannot be gotten from the showing
in the Moline game. The squad
was playing its worst In that battle)
and it waa only Duncan's brilliant '
runs that saved the day. ,j
The team that played Sterling)
last Saturday would hava -played -rings
around the Islander squad thaC
met Moline the week before. All 'oH;
the men played har(d and there waa
nbne of the lagging, that. corneal
from late hours, that was so as-4
parent In the Moline battle. -!
Sterling a Strong Team, 1 "J
There have been rumors around)
that the Sterling squad was wealC
and that the Islanders should nave;
beaten by a large score. In reality
the Sterling team was everybit aa
strong as the Rock .Island team,1
The Sterling men have not lost1
a game this year and have won all
of their games so far with the ex-,
ception of the Rock Island battle"
by top-heavy scores. The Sterling:
f mentor has developed a passing at
jtack that was better than any the'
D(cLtuc4 uc a uaa u y agaiunh J v
They fought all of the time and the
' locals had to work harder to de
i feat them than they did in the Mo-.
, line battle. ' ' ' "
I The Rock Island squad will enter
the game Saturday , with ---dope
slightly against it if comparative
scores can be depended nnou. In
the first game of the year Daven
port defeated Geneseo by the, scot '
of 13-6 in Davenport. Three week
ago the Islanders met and walloped
Geneseo by a 7-3 score: By tibia
method of reasoning Davenport
should win by a slight margin,--,. ;j
'Genesee lie' Criterion. ?
Fans who saw the Rock Island-'
Geneseo battle, however, are not!
downhearted over the scores. - Tad
battle was played in the rara ornii
gridiron that in spots resembled a
nlowpd fiplri ThA Inlander hftka
were too light to make much by
smashing through the heavier
Geneseo line and were hindered by
the wet ground from making gains
by speed. If the. field had been
dry the Islanders would have .Won.
by three touchdowns at least
- Although Davenport won the bat
tle against Clinton last Saturday it
- was a hard fouEht srame all around.
Several of the Clinton men were in-
Jured as were also two or three of
the Davenport players. It was re
ported that Lay den, the Iowan
. hadT suffered a dislocated
'shoulder. Islanders are not count-
mg on Davenport cripples as pose
All Boys In Good Form,
All the Rock Island players came
out of the Sterling battle In fine
form. None of the men were in
jured throughout the game and ara
feeling fit to play a w'uinwind game
against the lowans.
Boston, Nov. 9. Coach Cavan
augh, famous as the coach of tho
humbled Yale twice, began bis
coaching career in Denver, coio.,
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