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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
VOL. LI II. NO. 243.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., SATURDAY. J STL Y 80, 1004.
PAGES 9 TO 12.
Attempts to Bring on
Another Baseball W ar.
Relations of Major
lift ique 'Distinction.
A I Bender, Mack's In
Not content with n real war In the
east, which Ilih no end In flight, a few
newspapers ait- trying to provoke an
other baseball war leetween the Amur
Inn anl National hugues. In fact, if
un: belie-vod all one read, such a war is
already on, hilt has not been discov-e-rcd
as yet by the rival magnates. So
far the only evidences prodiieed are the
natural elenientH of friction which
must of te-cessity exist between organ
izations which touch each other at as
WWJ points as do the American and
Cl.AKKNCE IJKALMUNT. CENTRB FIELJKB 1F THE PITTBBUBfl
National leagues. The proofs exist in
the net that both leagueM are preparel
for war at any time. So It might be
paid of Kngland. flu IIWIIJ and the
I'nlted States. ThCM nations are ul
Wayi more or lss prepared for war
and trying to be more so all the time.
That 1h not proof positive they are go
ing to fight each other this week or
next year. It Is merely a matter of
AL PKSPER Or THE PHI I.APEI.PH1A AtfEK
political economy and rather a pre
ventive of w-r tbsn. otherwise. $ a
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matter of fact, there Tiil's been less fric
tion between the major leagues this
year than last, and most of that baa
i been caused by injudicious tall; and in
j discriminate quoting of such talk by
The present rumors would not com
mand serious attention but or the well
known fact that ness spapers, more
than any other one dement, brought
on the war of bet we. n the Amer
ican and Nation.i 1 leagues. But the
men who weathered that war are not
going to plunge Into another, which
can be only one of extermination, with
out greater cause tlMtn :s in sight. It
would be miraculous if the present na
tional agreement, which was drafted
under pressure and to fit conditions
Which existed two years ago. should
turn out a perfect document satisfac
tory to everybody for all time. If it is
not satisfactory to the majority of club
owners In every particular today it
can easily be changed or amended by
that majority. It is true that a few
club owners would like to fight again,
because they see no other w:y to n . '..
money out of baseball, but the major
ity of the clubs in both leagues are
prosperous, mid that majority will rule
baseball for awhile yet. Bat there is
always a clanger, which ;arry Her
mann, chairman of the national com
mission, warned his associates against
in these words: '"If you don't agree,
don't try to fight it out at long range or
through the newspapers. Get together
In a room for your fight, and you will
be surnrissed t find how near you are
" f -5
to agreeing after all.'-
Clarence BeatUDOnti the genial cen
ter fielder of the I'ittsliurtr champions.
Is known as "tho handsomest man
In the National league." His picture
was the first that President PntHaxa
placed In his bnsci.all "hall of fame."
Beaumont la putting up a star game
this season. His fielding is always of
a first class order. His hitting Is a
womlerful help to the team In its
efforts to win the pennant for the
fourth consecutive time.
Al Bender of the Philadelphia Ameri
cans is the only Indian in the major
leagues. Ae might readily be imagin
ed, he is a remarkably spedy runner,
like most alHirlginea. Bender is a
pitcher. He Is an associate of Wad
dell and Blank on Connie Mack's
The Athletics do not seem to have
particularly bright pnspeets to win
th pennant this season, but if every
man on Mack's team showed the en
ergy, willingness and vim exhibited by
Itender the Quakers would have a
better position in the race.
There is an amusing effort being
i made iu several sections of baseball
doni to convey the imprssion that the
American leafcue s on flie verge of a
breakup financially, and the proofs are
that the American league has sold two
pnhers. le and Flaherty, to Pitts
burg this year and that the Washing
ton club has reduc-ed the pric-e of ad
mission in defiance of league rules.
Nothing need be said about Pitcher
Lee. as his release ,x Pittsburg would
prove that die Johnson league Is con
siderably ahead on that deal. The sale
of Flaherty was due to t'omiskey's de
sire to realize on a valuable asset
which was of little value to him. Flah
erty's record la proof sufficient that
he could not make a success in the
American league, or at least in the
Chicago White Sox.
Chief Sullivan Is Preparing
For Record 'Breaking Con
tests In St. Louis.
The Olympic'games at St. Louis, to
be held Aug. 'MJ to Sept. 3. should prove
the greatest of all athletic carnivals.
Teams from Australia. Ireland. Eng
land, Germany, France and America
Jamea E. Sullivan, chief of the de
partment of physical culture at St.
Louis and secretary of Jhe Amateur
BAB ON FIEUKE UE C OflEHTIN. OF TIIE
OLYMPIC OAMEM ( OlIJirrEE.
Athletic union, has the Olympic games
In charge, and nothing more need be
aid In prophesying Bttcceaa.
The International Olympic commit
tee, composed of men of title and
of others of high standing, will
have a large representation including
Baron Pierre de Coubertin of Paris,
who la Its president at the games, and
Chief Sullivan, who Is also secretary
of the Amateur Athletic union, is mak
ing elalKirate preparations to entertain
The Irish team will be made up of
Dennis Horgan. the famous weight
thrower and shot putter; the Leahy
brothers, crack jumpers, and Peter
O'Connor, runner and Jumper, who has
broken all kinds of track and field
One of the stnmg American teams
will be that representing the Milwau
kee Athletic club. Its memlers include
Ilahn, the fast sprinter who has leen
hailed as a second Arthur Huffey;
Schule, who, like Hnhn. was developed
at the University of Michigan; Bock
man, Breltkreutz. McKachorn, Miller
and Hall. Schule is a remarkably
Hahn is In tiptop 6iapc and is ex
pected to win the handsome trophy of
fered by Director F. J. V. Skiff for tho
winner of the ion meter run.
Ex-tiovernor Francis has also offered
a valuable prize to the winner of the
Marathon race, a revival of the? famous
old Greek contest of tho same name:.
Cups for various events have also been
offered by A. G. Spalding. H. H. Bax
ter and Charles .1. D leges of New
The Olympian games will be con
ducted under the rules of the A. A. D.
The progrnmme Is as follows:
Monday, Aug. Ii9 Sixty meter run.
throwing the sixteen pound hammer,
400 meter run. 2...i0 meter steeple
chase, standing broad Jump, running
Tuesday. Aug. 30. Marathon race,
Wednesday. Aug. 31. Two hundred
meter run, putting the sixteen pound
shot, lifting bar bell, standing high
Jump. International tug of war (trialst,
teams of five men each, weight unlim
ited; 400 meter hurdle.
Thursday, Sept. 1. Eight hundred
meter rim, throwing fifty-six pound
FETEB O'CONNOR. NOTKI IRISH tHASII'IOS.
weight for distance. 200 meter hurdle
race, running broad jump, running hop,
step and Jump, tug of war (final i.
dumbbell competition, first section.
Saturday. Sept. '2. - One hundred me
ter run. throwing the discus. dumblell.
second section; 1.500 meter run. 110
meter hurdle, pole vault for beieht.
three standing Jumps, international
team race, each country to start five
men. distance four miles, the team
scoring the least number of points to
win. scoring to be one point for first,
two point for freeo-id. etc.
HUNTING FOR TALISMANS.
Am Amrricatfi Odd Expedition to an
Eat Indian Temple.
When the late Professor Sommerville
of the Fniversity of Peunsyh ania, the
learned collector of gems, charms and
mascots, had set his mind on some
curio heard of in one of his meetings
with orientals, nothing could bar the
way. Were it in the center of the
desert of Sahara or on the topmost
pinnacle of the Himalaya muuutains,
he would go after it and keep up the
search until the treasure was found,
purchased and placed on exhibition at
the university museum.
American gold was Professor Som
merville's magnet wherever he went.
He thus described its effect on one of
"On one occasion we desired to visit
the famous Dilwarra temples in India,
and for that purpose engaged two jln
rikishas and a nuruber of natives to
draw them, about twelve in all. The
temples,, as you know, are set In a mag
nificent grove of mango trees on a
mountain top and surrounded by great
hills. With a fair measure of tact and
tnonty I hope-d to secure from the peo
ple of the vicinity some of their odd
talismans and rings. I said to the
chief rickshaw man: 'Now. Lala. what
will you do for me If I double your
pay? I want to make this journey in
half time, and if you accomplish it you
shall be doubly paid.'
"He went to his helpers at once and
informed them that I was a prince.
We startexl out under the contract. He
ran ahead of the convoy, raising both
hands in the air and crying to the as
tounded oeople: 'Here comes a prince.
Down with you. Here comes a prince.'
"And during the entire twelve miles
ride I was treated to the un-American
experience of seeing the people; cover
their faces and drop abjectly to the
ground In obeisance and salutation, on
ly darlugto look at me through their part
ed fingers. But my amusement at thus
being treated as a prince was nothing
to the gratification I experienced In se
curing from this people who did not
dare to refuse so august a personage
as I some of the most interesting in
scribed talismans that I have in my
collection." Booklovers Magazine.
A NATURAL WONDER.
RinvlnK Roilca That Snur-.d Like a
Bell When Struck.
With all manner of legends cluster
ing around their history and various
reasons given by geologists for their
presence, the Hinging roc ks, two miles
north of Pottstown, Pa., are the great
est natural wonders of Montgomery
county. Although these rocks and
bowlders are scattered over a large ex
tent of territory, there is one place,
covering over two ae-res, where they lie
so closely together as to suggest that
that particular spot was the? center of
a volcanic disturbance that rent the
earth and piled the rocks as they are
today, it is the general opinion that
the spot was once tho crated of a vol
cano. A rich, bell-llko tone, produced by
striking some of the stones with a ham
mer, explains In part why the name of
"Ringing rocks" was given them. Vis
itors carried off some of the smaller
stones of unusual musical quality, but
this practice has been shipped.
Locatejd some distance? away from
the main deposit of rocks are grotesciue
formations like the Haystack rock,
looking like a petrified haystack, but
rent from top to bottom by a convul
sion of nature which probably also
made It a "leaning tower." In the
Bullfrog rock a company of soldiers
could stand, the Umbrella rock could
shelter twenty or thirty, and the Stone
House and Cave, rising thirty feet in
height and covering half an acre of
ground, suggests some of the wonders
of the Yosemite.
A cave under the rocks was pene
trated several years ago by Dr. W. B.
Shaner and J. S. Bahr, who xipon
throwing a stone into an opening could
hear it reverberating for a great dis
tance and then fall into a iKxly of wa
ter. This is surrounded by many leg
ends. One is that robbers made it
their rendezvous and into it carried all
their plunder, defying pursuers to fol
low. Because of the danger of acci
dents to venturesome boys tho en
trance to the cave has be en closed.
New York Telegram.
When Tea Wax Now,
"I sent for a cup of t- a, a Chinese
drink, of which I had never drunk."
wrote the immortal Pepys. wdio felt In
duty bound to sample every new thing
that came along. And about the same
time another Englishman was extolling
the new importation in the foUowlng
terms: "It easeth the brain of heavy
damps. Prevents the dropsie. Con
sumes Rawnesse. Vanquishes superflu
ous sleep. Purifleth humors and hot
liver. Strengthens the use of due be
nevolence." Tim to Die.
City Editor-See here: In your ac
count of Congressman Crooklfs funer-
al you continually refer to his "prema
ture demise." Reporter Well, he was
a young man. and City Editor -But
that scamp's demise couldn't possibly
be too premature.- Philadelphia Ledg
Buckenberger of the Boston Nation
als says the Boston team will work
three pitchers for the next few weeks.
They are Willis, Piftlnger and Wil
helm. Thetse seem to be the only ones
on the Bean Eaters' pitching staff to be
James Forbes of New) 2"ont,
Author of a One Act -Comedy
From Our New York Dramatic Corre
spondent. James Forbes has engressing man
agerial duties, in spite of which, how
ever, be has found time to write a suc
cessful one act comedy. "The Chorus
Lady" is its name, and a company
BOSE STAHIj, APPBARrKO IN "THE CHORrS
headed by Rose Stahl in the title role
bus won instant favor In vaueleville
with the produc tion.
I saw "The 'horns Lady" at Keith's,
where it filled a week's engagement.
The play, as may be Inferred from the
title, has to do with stage life.
Miss Stahl pictures the role of Pa
tricia O'P.rien (acc ording to her pro
nunciation Obreean, accent on the O),
a "chorus lady" with more than a
modicum of atmosphere. Iu fact. Miss
Obreean is eight-sevenths atmosphere.
Underlying her swiftly flowing cur
rent of dressing room vernacular, how
ever, Patricia, or "Pat." as she is best
known, shelters a sincere heart of the
sort that generally is not appreciated
In her field of endeavor.
Pat saves from the wiles of an am
orous teuor (the scene is laiel in the
Metropolitan Opera House) Mrs. Fred
dy Westervelt, a society woman of a
capricious temperament who ventures
behind the scenes; also the tenor in his
attempts to be attentive to herself
(Patricia), and finally, with all the gilt
and tinsel, the gayety and the fa
voritism of the stage world (of which
she is so fondi tugging at her heart
strings, Pat turns aside to marry the
poverty stricken but energetic Janitor
of the opera house.
Pat is a diamond iu tho rough. Mr.
Forbes has drawn the character effec
tively, and Miss Stahl interprets it ac
ceptably. New York is to have a permanent
stock company. The Klaw & Krlanger
Comedy company, which has made? a
success in "A Little of Everything" at
the Aerial theater and gardens civer the
New Amsterdam theater, Is to be made
a permanent New York Institution.
At the conclusion of Its present sum
mer season at the Aerial theater this
company will make u short tour In "A
Little of Everything" to fulfill the con
tracts Which have been entered into by
Klaw & Erlanger with various thea
ters, After these contra eta have beem
fllltMl Klaw & Erlanger preposo to make
a permanent stock organizatmn of this
company to plaj the entire year round
between the new Liberty theater and
the Aerial theate-r and gardens. This
company and its object will be unique
in that it is to be a New York company,
of New YorkeMs for New Yorkers. It
will not be sent en tour at all and can
only be seen in New York.
Miss l ay IVmpleton will, of course,
be the principal female member of the
organization, and there will be half a
dozen noted comedians, peter F.
Dalley, Joseph Coyne and Lee Harrison
have already been engaged.
The organization in its entirety will
be a very large one, and the plays pre
sented will possess a distinc tive char
acter. While mainly musical, they will
possess consistent storles written for
the special purpose uf fitting the indi
vidualities of the? leading members of
the organization. Ten song writers and
librettists have already been retained
by Klaw & Erlanger to furnish ma
terial for this clever company.
The Rogers brothers will dedicate
the new Lilierty theate-r the first week
in October, and after they complete
their run the comedy company will fol
low, playing the road in the interim be
tween the close at the Aerial theater
and its opening at the Liberty theater.
Henry W. Savacre's English Grand
Opera company will make its first ap
pearance on the Pacific coast next sea
son. So much scenery will be carried
that it will be nece-ssary to have twelve
baggage cars to transport it.
George Ade's newest musical work.
"The Sho-Gun." which was brought
out In Chicago last season, will open
the regular season at the Tremont the
ater in Boston.
Rirhra In (irituhoppc-ri.
Farmers of central Utah have or
ganized to rid their fields of grass
hoppers and are exterminating the in
sects by the ton. says the Utah Stat
Journal. The grasshoppers are par
ticularly numerous In San Pete coun
ty, and have bee-ome so great a menace
to the agricult'iraJ liiterslJ5. that-the
The Chorus Lady.
state has placed a bounty of 1 cent
a pound of them. The county dark of
San Pete county has during the past
few days paid bounties on over S.000
pounds of grasshoppers captured in the
noighborhexHl of the town of Ephraim
alone. Dozens of men and boys have
droppel their farm labors and are de
voting all their attention to catchlug
MEALS AND EMOTIONS.
An Odd Difference That Kxtata Be
tween Men and Women.
I cannot ondei aland the difference
betweeu men and women about eat
ing. It is such a radical difference and
there doesn't seem to be any reason for
it. It gave rise to the old saw. "The
way of a man's heart is to his stom
ach," and many maielens have profited
thereby -if gaining a permanent posi
tion as cook la to be regarded as profit.
1 have seen meu at the time of a
great crisis, when their faces were
white with emotion, when a life, or a
fortune, or a name e"r a woman was
hanging in the balance, answer a elin
ner call with alacrity, and e'nt, eat
heartily. I have seen a chafing dish
tempt a man from an Important busi
ness engagenie'ut, and a cup of tea
even make him sacrifice a train. The
man who comes home a nervous wreck, j
cross, irrknblo. taciturn, after a meal
to his liking is a creature to conjure
with, so great Is the change' wrought.
It Is an establishes! fact that criminals
eat well when awaiting trial and even
execution. Men in destitute eireum-
"T ff fey " . '
MAY SUTTON OF PASADENA, CAT.., WOMEN'S CHAMPION TENNIS
stances" WuT s.ic'rifie'e everything' for
the sake of three hearty meals a day,
where with women clothing, or, in
rarer instances, reading matter. Is a
Men in distress go and eat- and feel
better; if women attempt it they feel
Worse. The very thought of fejod re
pels thciu, it e-hokes them, and ae-tually
does them more harm than gofid. To
eat In a time of grief seems to them
sacrilege. They cry out against the ne
cessity after days of fasting ancl yield
only in degrees. Women cannot suf
fer ancl eat at the same time. Men can.
And that is the difference I cannot understand.-
VIEWS OF TRAVIS.
Sari lirtrtilimon. the Xoted Uritlnher.
la an Ideal e.olfor.
Walter J. Travis, amateur golf chant
plon of America and Great Britain,
who recently returned from his ricto
rlous trip abroad, brought with him
the usual amount of Impressions of
foreign links and golfers. Probably
the most interesting of many things he
said was the following:
"All things considered, the golfer
whom I most admir?d as a player was
Horace Hutchinson. Over here we
have read so many of bis books and
spoken of him so long as a veteran
that one is surprised to find he Is only
forty-seven years old. He plays every
shot for what It is worth and in per
fect style, as free as any supple? youth,
and, all told, I pronounce him. to my
ndnd, the ideal golfer. There? Is abso
lutely no green in America to remotely
suggest Sandwich. It. with other not
ed seaside links of Great Britain, la
Incomparable. Cnder such fine condi
tions there is little? excuse for poor
putting. But our lst links are. if any
thing, better than the inland courses of
Insurance Agent What are the
proofs of your husband's death, mad
am? The Widow Well, he has been
heme for the last three nights. Smart
May Sutton, the New
ff o m e n j Ch a m p ie n
'Racket fielder Her
Style of Play Willie
A nderson , the Open
Golf Champion of
May Sutton of Pasadena, Cel., who
recently won the" women's tenuis cham
pionship of America, is one of the
most capable all around athletes that
the feminine world ever produced.
Miss Sutton, strangely enough, is but
seventeen years old, and yet she cap
tureil the championship by defeating
women ten years her senior and a
great deal more experienced. She I.-
also a fine swimmer, an unusually ef
fective golfer and a tireless walker.
The general comment about Mis
Sutton's Qlay is. "If she plays s. v.". l
now. what will "she do with' two or
three years' more practice?" She be
longs to a tennis family. Her older
sisters have heem famous on the Pacific
coast for their tennis. Cha tnplonahlpfl
have fallen easily Into the Sutton fam
ily. Hut this youngest girl baa de
feated her own champion fiisters, win
ning the Pacific e'Oast laurels, and now
she takes hack to her home national
championship honors from the tourna
ment held at Wlssahiclron Heights,
Miss Button is not a graceful play
er. She goe Into the? game t play,
not pose. Whether her position Ifl el'-;-
WIX.MX AN'DEI:S"S, OIT.N CiOLF CHAMPIOH
nllled, her clothing neatly arranged or
quite the reverse, are all one to her.
She goes after the ball to get it. ancl
the way In which she gets it does not
bother her. She plavs with absolute
eContln't'.-el on ' atft Twelve;