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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 11, 1913.
' ' " . ' " 1 1 w PEORIA IS DONE WITH THREE-EYE Directors Want Franchise Plac ed on Market Rock Island May Secure Same. LOSE $1,000 FOR SEASON Stockholders Are Unanimously In Fa vor of Withdrawing Want Class B League. Peoria, 111., Sept. 11. At a meeting of the board of directors of the Peoria Amusement company held In the of fices of John McDowell, vice president. In the Dime Savings bank building Tuesday evening, the secretary, H. M. Powell, was instructed to call a meet ing of the stockholders of the com pany at 8 o'clock Thursday evening, Sert- 25, at the Jefferson hotel, when, If the advice of the directors is car ried out, the Peoria club franchise in the Three-I league will be placed on the market. The directors in. the meeting last evening accepted the report of Secre tary Powell and authorized that he pay all outstanding indebtedness against the company today. The club lost in Uie neighborhood of $l,0u0 this past ssason and the present members of the board of directors do not feel justified in pledging notes covering a deficit of something like $5,000 any longer. Itock Island. Kockford, Gary, Ind., Jolict and East St. Louis will be canvassed in an effort to sell the local franchise, providing the 73 stockhold ers In the company vote to place the club on the murket. ST It AW WITH. In a test ballot, made by a reporter for the Star yesterday morning. 16 stockholders were interviewed and everyone was in favor of selling the franchise. It was the sen.se of the majority of them thut an individual be found who would purchase the franchise at a fair figure and retain the club in Peoria, while several ex pressed a desire to got rid of Three-I baseball altogether and force the na tional commission to include Peoria in a new class B league composed of northern Indiana, northern Illinois and southern Michigan cities. They believe that tho middle western territory fhould be redlstricted and that such FOOTBALL "SHARKS" TO "RASSLE" RULES Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 11. An nouncement was made yesterday by Dr. James A. Babbitt, member of the intercollegiate football rules commit tee, and chairman of the central board of officials, that the annual meeting for the interpretation of lootball rules will be held at the Hotel Manhattan, New York, on Sept. 23, at 8 p. m. Changes In the rules will be discussed and all rules, the meaning of which may be doubtful, will, as far as possi ble, be given definite interpretation. Dr. Babbit said the rules committee i? Jesirou3 of having in attendance all coaches and managers of football teams In the east. action 6hould be taken during the coming winter. SHOULD PAY HERE. The club here should prove a money maker every season out. With a first class man at the head of the club is owner, a man who could give Peoria a first division team through out the entire season, the local pat ronage should be strong enough to pay all expenses. With a first class manager, good at developing players, at least three or four players per sea son should be graduated, netting the owner a profit equal to the amount secured in the sale of players. The club directors desire to an nounce that they want every stock holder present or represented in the coining meeting. MUCK INTEREST IN ALUMNI GAME Coach Corneal Announces High School Lineup Today Men Showing Up Well. The interest of local football en thusiasts now centers on the high school-alumni game, which is sched uled for Sept 27. The squad is rapidly rounding into form, but as yet there has been no attempt at scrimmage, and high school students are in the dark, as to the caliber of the 1913 aggregation. Coach Corneal this morn ing announced the line-up for the alum ni game, which is as follows: Center, Phllbrook; guards, Bleuer and Hinck ley; tackles, Glass and Andrews; ends, Larkin, Hippler, Luby and L. Klove; quarterback. Kipp; left halfback, Whis- ler; right halfback, Gaetjer; fullback, Criswell. Of this array the new men are Bleuer and Luby. Hippler has had a season's experience on the scrubs as has Klove. At the alumni game the rooters will have an opportunity of getting a line on the team, and everything points to a record-breaking attendance. and sales of players'. June 10 Malloy, who is a Chicago boy, broke his leg sliding to third base and July 22 was released by the Wausau cluh. Malloy carried his case to the national asso ciation, which now rules that he is entitled to full pay and a bonu3 of ?250. TOOUSTRQGKFORD FROM W-l LEAGUE Plan to Reduce Circuit to Six Clubs Illinois City Knock ing at Three-I Door. BLOOMERS BREAK EVEN WITH GAME Bloomington, 111., Sept 11. The uioomington association has run even with the game financially this season. I Due to an economical method of man agement, there being few and inex pensive changes in players, the usual deficit is fortunately missing this year. In case any players are taken by draft, there will be a small surplus which will be used in acquiring new talent for next season. The B'oomington association drew 38,000 admissions this year and also sold two players, Pickett and Erloff, for $300. The road trips have also been profitable this year, several of them meeting with gocd sized receipts, especially on the last trip to Quincy. Davenport and Du buque. Bloomington has also kept within the salary limit and the result has been a highly satisfactory show lug financially. DECATUR CLUB MAY STICK IN TKREE-1 The Decatur Baseball association will schedule a meeting for some time soon to wind up the business of the past season. The receipts for the year lack $6,500 of paying expendi tures, but the association has about $2,500 in notes due and this will cut the loss down to about $4,000. If some players are drafted, it will cut the debt some more, but will not clear the association. The general opinion, and one that seems to be pretty well found ed, is that October will find the Deca tur backers at the league meeting fight ing to keep Decatur in the lecgue. Decatur's actual paid admission for the season was 31,790, more than 3,000 shy of the minimum. That Rockford's efforts to break Into the Three-I league again are not alto gether unselfish may be show-n when it Is known that there is a converted movement in the Wisconsin-Illinois or ganisation to oust both Rockford and Wausau. The idea is to reduce the circuit to six cities, eliminating Rock- ford and Wausau, the extreme south erly and northerly points. This would make a more compact organization, greatly reducing traveling expenses, it is argued. Rockford has already made a bid for the Springfield franchise, and the bid was filed with President Tearney in August Just what dis position will be made of the applica tion remains to be seen. A Rockford exchange, commenting on the proposed shake up in the "W-L" says: "The league meeting will be held in Milwaukee within two weeks. The Rockford club officials are not worry ing in the least over the prospect of making the league a sextet instead of an octet. This city, the top-liner in attendance in the W.-I. this year, isn't at all likely to be left out of baseball, on the contrary there is much talk of redisricting of baseball territory which would put Rockford in what is believed would be far more congenial company. At any rate the Rockford club is more concerned just now over meeting its bills for the year than what league it will be in next season. STORMY TIME AT BOWLING MEET Moline Constituents Threaten to Secede but Harmony Finally Prevails. There were stormy and troublous times at the meeting of the Twin City Bowling league last night, "which was held at the Hotel Harms. At a previous meeting, at which there was no quorum, officers were elected for the season and a schedule adopted. Last night there was a fight on from the time the meeting was called to order. Rock Island and Moline are both fighting for the controlling in terest, and in the course of the wran gle, which lasted from 8 o'clock until 11:30, Moline threatened to secede. This decision was reached after four Rock Island officers had been elected. The insurgents were induced to come back to the fold after Carl Mueller, the vice president-elect, arose and tendered his resignation, and Ed Churchill of Moline was named to suc ceed him. No actual business was transacted until after 11:30. The new officers are: President Otto Patting, Rock Island; vice presi dent Ed Churchill, Moline; secretary, "Honus" Clemann, Rock Island, and treasurer, D. Jansen of Rock Island. A schedule wa3 adopted and the season will open Thursday evening, Oct 2, continuing until May 1. The teams and captains are as follows: Cubs, H. Clemann; Cross Country, Frank Wich; Stock Leaders, D. Jan sen; Plow City, Ed Churchill; Moline, "I WAS STALE" IS M'ALLISTER ALIBI San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 11. "1 was stale from overtraining and was taken sick Monday night, although no one but my brother knew that. They have tried to make me a Jim Corbett and a Bob Fitsimmon3 all rolled Into me. There has been so much talk about my needing a heavier punch that I tried to develop one. What 1 need most of all and what I am go ing to have is a good rest from the ring." , Bob McAllister, the Olympic club man, made that statement yesterday in discussing his fight Tuesday with ' Sailor" Petroskey, wbjch was declared a draw, as was the contest between the two a month ago. "I guess," he said, "the decision was all right" Petroskey, however, isn't satisfied with the verdict He said that as be had forced the fighting and had three knockdowns to his credit, he should have been given the decision. "I sure want to box McAllister again," he con tinued. "Next time I'll see that the referee won't have to give a decision." DODGERS WALLOP CHENEY IN THIRD Passes Linked With Timely Swats Give Brooklyn Crew First Game 3 to 1. H. CHASE BEATS LEADERS Delivers Timely Hit In Tenth With Bases Loaded Mackmen Defeated 5-3. ', other time as long as the New York state athletic commission, as now con stituted, exists. At a special meeting of the commissioners here yesterday Jim Buckley and Joe Wodman, respec tive managers of Smith and Langford, requested that the rule adopted last year prohibiting bouts between white and negro pugilists be rescinded. Af ter a few minutes' deliberation the commissioners refused to change the ri''fc. Malloy Wins Case. The national association Tuesday handed down a decision upholding the case of John M. Malloy, former man ager of the Wausau tem of the Wisconsin-Illinois league in his claim for salary and a bonus. Malloy signed a manager's contract for one year with a nonreserve clause and was to get 10 per cent of all moneys from drafts I I'd nil". IK! ittnmn III iMimim 1 1 1 i . 1 1 1 n 1 1 1 1 ' 1 1 1 ii 1 1 1 1 I l! liiiimiiiiiimiiimiiiiiii Hill!!!!!!! Enough "Bull" DurhamTobacco is sold in a year to make approxi mately 12 billion cigarettes about the same number as all brands of ready-made cigarettes in this country combined and the sales are still gron-ing. Millions of experienced smok ers have learned that they can roll lor themselves tetter cigarettes trom liulr Durham than any ready made cigarettes they Cigarettes hand -made from "Bull" Durham Tobacco afford a lasting enjoyment and satisfaction and possess a delight fully fragrant aroma not possible in ready-jr.ade cigarettes. BULL i ! i I I Ml I I li ! i ll A boohof "papr," dS?, ! FRLE with ncA 5c" 5tJ&' IIIIHHpBHBHi The Nationally jj "Makings" , If (; SS. I! H I JITS' 56J M-JsIS VSt-nTd' M l ! jjljjj ill ' SMOKING TOBACCO (Enough for forty hand-made cigarettes in each S-cent tack) This pure, good tobacco is smoked by more millions of men than all other high-grade tobaccos put together. Get a 5-cent sack at the nearest dealer's today "roll your own" and enjoy the most satisfying luxury in the world. Sold wherever good tobacco is sold and you can always get it fresh. mum illii i ; ! mmm ii the pennant. It will be held at Pfister hotel in Milwaukee." the TWO STAR BOUT BEING PLANNED Promoters Arrange McFarland Nitchie and White-Ritchie Matches. as yet without a monicker, will be piloted by A. Thorngren. ? (I . BASEBALL Jl AMERICAN LEAGUE. W. L. Pcu Philadelphia So 47 .644 Cleveland 80 55 .593 Washington 76 57 .471 ! Chicago 70 66 .515 ! Boston 67 63 .515 Detroit 57 76 .429 St. Louis 52 85 .380 New York 46 84 .354 NATIONAL LEAGUE. W. L. New York 88 43 Philadelphia 77 49 Chicago 76 58 Pittsburgh 71 G2 Boston 56 72 Brooklyn 57 73 Cincinnati . .' 57 80 St. Louis 47 92 SPEED ARTISTS TO RACE SUNDAY Four Motorcycle Events to Be Staged at Expo Park En tries Are Numerous. Chicago, Sept. 11. Any time the Cub machine has 10 runners left in the five Innings make a little het that' something Is wrong. That's what hap pened on the West Side yesterday, with George Napoleon Rucker, south pawing for Brooklyn In the opening battle of a three-game series, Thera also was something ailing Larry Chen ey, the Cub spit-ball crack. Though, he allowed but eight hits, Dahlen's. crew bunched threG of the number,, with two passes and a sacrifice blow in the second inning, the assault spell ing a 3 to 1 victory. Having piled up a winning record of five in a row the Trojan's were bent on riddling the dedicated Dodgers three times in the same spot, but the old deciding swat was always conspic uous by Its absence in times of need.. Score: Chicago. " ' AB. It. H. PO. A. E. Leach, cf 6 0 0 2 1 0 Phelan, 2b 3 0 1 2 2 0 Schulte, rf 4 0 0 1 0 0 Zimmerman, 3b .... 4 0 2 1 0 0 Saier, lb 3 0 0 8 0 0 Miller, If 2 1 0 6 0 0 Corriden, ss 4 0 0 2 3 0 Archer, c 4 0 2 5 2 0 Cheney, p 2 0 0 0 4 0 Needham 1 0 0 0 0 0 Pet .672 .611 .567 .533 43S .438 .416 Chicago, Sept. 11. If plans set a-going yesterday by local box'ng promot ers materialize followers of the game in the middle west will be treated to some top-notch cards in the near future. One of the matches about to bo closed will present Packcy McFar land and Young Nitchie of Philadel phia In the headline roles. This mill is being boomed for Kenosha. The other attraction is to bring together Willie Ritchie, world champion light weight, and Charlie White, the shifty Chlcagoan. Nate Lewis, manager of White, re cently wrote Ritchie asking for a match on behalf of White. In a let ter received yesterday at Lewis' head quarters Ritchie announces he will leave shortly for the east and would gladly accommodate Charlie provided the terms are suitable. The champ stipulates that the weight bo 135 pound at the ringside. White's special ty is boxing under 130 pounds, so the local' speed boy isn't worried over th- scaling details. Tommy Andrews, matchmaker for the Milwaukee club, Las been asked to stage the contest. Young Nitchie, who has fought all tho tough boys weighing from 135 to 142 pounds, recently arrived in Chica go, bringing a long record from the east, and has been training daily at a downtown gymnasium. Harry Forbes, who is handling the Quaker walloper, got In touch with Emil Thiry yesterday and the latter, who attends to the matchmaking for McFarland, agreed to sign Packey with Nitchie. Kenosha will probably be the meeting place of the ring warriors. Packey, who is so journing in the east, is due home Sun day to prepare for the ccming pugilis tls season. Jack Heinen' and Joe Cor, heavy weights, are billed to clash tonight at Aurora. In the ser.:i-windup Nate Kolb and Bobby Hayes will get together. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. W. I . Pet Milwaukee 89 57 .610 Minneapolis i. 87 60 .595 Columbus 83 66 .557 Louisville 80 65 .552 St. Paul 66 79 .455 Kansas City 62 85 .42 Toledo 61 84 .421 Indianapolis 57 89 .390 WESTERN LEAGUE. W. Denver 89 Des Moines 81 Lincoln 77 St. Joseph 73 Omaha 71 Topeka 65 Sioux City 63 Wichita 50 L. 54 62 68 70 74 77 81 89 Pet. .622 .566 .521 .511 .490 .458 .438 .3S6 THREE-L BARNSTORMERS DROP GAME DOWN AT PANA Pana, 111., Sept. 11. Bloomington played an exhibition game with Pana before a thousand people here Tues day end the home team won 8 to 4. The feasures of the game were a home run drive by Marks and a triple by Settles. Bluejacket pitched six In nings, but was wild, giving six passes and being bit safely seven times. He then retired in favor cf Marks, who pitched the two closing innings, al lowing but one hit. Bloomington hit Kirby hard, but the safe ones were scattered. The visitors played a fast game In the field, but lost oa the batting rally of the locals in the sixth. Score: R.H.E. Bloom'ton 00010021 0 4 8 0 Pana 1 0000601 8 Batteries Bluejacket, Marks Keupper Kirny and Peix. Some of the best motorcycle racing ever attempted in this vicinity will be seen at Exposition park next Sunday, four big free-for-all events to be staged. Fred J. Barr of Davenport is the pro motor of the card and judging by the manner in which the entries are arriv ing, the meet will be a success from every standpoint. Some of the best speed artists in this part of the coun try expect tc compete. All races will be five-milers, and the prizes will aggregate S125. In addi tion to the motorcycle events there will be two bicycle races, one for boys under 18 and the otirer for men. Twenty-five dollars in prizes has been hung for the latter. The races will be called at 2:30 p. m. and an ad mission of 25 cents will be charged. A brass band will furnish music. Mickey Sheridan Draws. Peoria, 111., Sept. 11. Mickey Sher idan of Chicago last night boxed a pretty draw with Pat Drouillard of Windsor, Canada, in a 10-round bout before the, Marquette Athletic club. Sheridan's defensive work was effec tive. The clever boxing of Drouillard drew much favorable comment Sheri dan said he was saving himself for his fight with Charlie White next Mon day. In the preliminaries Young Kauf man of New York and Tommy Page of Chicago went 10 rounds, with Page having a slight edge. George Ford stopped Ruby Corn in seven fast rounds. 8 4 RESULTS TES'rfennAV. AMERICAN LEAGUE. Philadelphia, 3; Chicago, 5. Washington, 2; Cleveland, 1. New York, 7; St. Louis, 10. Boston, 4; Detroit, 2. NATIONAL LEAGUE. Chicago, 1; Brooklyn, 3. Pittsburgh, 2; New York, 5. Cincinnati, 7; Boston, 4. St. Louis, 2; Philadelphia, 1 (10 in nings). AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Milwaukee, 2; Louisville, 5. Kansas City, 1; Columbus, 2. Minneapolis-Toledo, rain. St. Paul, 4 3: Indianapolis, 5 3 (first game 12 innings, second game, six innings, darkness). FEDERAL LEAGUE. Chicago, 3 5; Indianapolis, (second game seven innings). St. Louis, 11 6; Cleveland, 5 9 INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE. Newark, 2; Baltimore, 5. Jersey City, 4; Providence, 8. Rochester, 4; Buffalo, 0. Toronto, 0 0; Montreal; 5 7. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE. Sacramento, 1; Oakland, 3. San Francisco, 4; Portland, 2. Los Angeles, 3; Venice, 10. WESTERN LEAGUE. Denver, 2; Omaha, 3. Lincoln, 0; Des Moines, 3. Topeka, 6; St Joseph, 2. Wichita, 3; Sioux City, 2. Reynolds Golf Champ. Chicago, Sept. 11. Samuel W. Rey nolds of the Omaha Field club is the first national champion of the Coal Trade Golf association. The 23-year- I old Omaha title-holder scored a de cisive victory over Robert McClevey of the Westward Ho Golf club in the 36-hole finals of the tournament at the Homewood Country club yesterday, the match going to the young Nebras kan at the eighth hole of the after noon round, 11 and 10. Total 30 3 8 27 7 1 Batted for Cheney in the ninth. Chicago 0 1000000 01 Brooklyn 0 3000000 03 Three-base hit Archer. Struck out By Rucker, 5 (Cheney, 2; Saier, Cor riden, Archer); by Cheney, 2 (Smith, Collins). Double play Corriden to Saier. Left on bases Chicago, 10. Brooklyn, 6. Time 1:42 Umpires Rigler and Byron. WALLOP MAtKMEX. Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 11. Hal Chase broke up yesterday's combat with the leading Mackmon, a clean wallop with the bags loaded in tha tenth sending acros- a couple of run ners and deciding a long drawn out, but somewhat sensational battle In favor of the White Sox, 5 to 3. Until Chase showed up with his needed sin gle in the extra round, the matinee had been a battle of pitchers, with Eddie Cicotte and Carroll Brown twirling. Score: Chicago. AB. R. H. PO. A rf Weaver, ss 5 0 Lord, 3d J. Collins Chase, lb Bodie, cf . Chappell, If Schalk, c Berger, 2b Cicotte, p Tail-Ender Makes Coin. Appleton, Wis., Sept. 11. While the Appleton team finished last in the Wisconsin-Illinois league, it is believed that it will the best financially, with the possible exception of Green Bay. The team here is only $250 behind on the season, and it is believed that Pitcher Graham will be drafted. Dubuque Want World Tourists. Dubuque, Iowa, Sept. 11. Officers of the Dubuque industrial corporation and the Dubuque Baseball club are nego tiating for a Dubuque exhibition game between the New York Giants and Chicago White Sox. Weils Whip Moir. London, Sept 11. Bombardier Wells, heavyweight champion vt Eng land, last night retrieved his previ ous defeat at the hands of "Gunner" Jim Moir, the ex-champion, by knock ing him out la the fifth round. The fight took place la Canterbury Music hall. Tiger Recruit Is Injured. Charlotte, Mich., Sept 11. Wright. I the St. Thomas Canadian league third , sacker, bought by Detroit Monday, had : his knee badly hurt by a batted ball yesterday afternoon, while playing with rom Stephen s barnstormers. He will be forced to abandon the trip. No Mixed Bcuts in New York. New York. Sept 11. There will be ;no Lout between Gunboat Smith and and Sam Langford, as proposed, at Madi- onaxa garden Sect 19 nor t AnwjUa-ound bout here last night 4 3 5 5 4 4 3 3 6 1 0 14 3 2 4 0 0 E. 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Total 36 5 9 30 19 4 Philadelphia. AB. R. II. PO. A. E. E. Murphy, rf Oldring. If E. Collins, 2b . Baker, 3b . 4 . 5 . 4 . 3 Mclnnis, lb 5 Daley, cf 5 Barry, ss 4 Lapp, c 5 Brown, p 4 0 3 2 1 14 1 2 7 0 Total 32 1 5 27 12 0; Brooklyn. AB. R. H. PO. A. E. Moran, rf 3 0 2 6 0 0 Cutshaw, 2b 3 0 1 4 2 0 Collins, If 3 0 0 0 0 0 Stengel, cf 3 0 0 5 0 ft Daubert, lb .4 1 1 6 0 0 Smith, 3b 3 0 "0 1 1 0 Fisher, ss 0 1 0 3 1 Fisher, c 3 1 2 6 0 0 Rucker, p 4 1 1 0 1 0 Start Practice at Lombard. Ualesburg. 111., Sept. 11. Lombard college football practice started yes- leraay. lnirty-nve candidates were out lor the team. Athletic Director Floyd Brown of Miami said the out look was good. Total 39 3 8 30 15 0 Chicago 2 00001000 25 Philadelphia ..011010000 03 Two-base hits Lapp, Bodie. Three-' base hit Barry. Home run Oldring.' Struck out By Brown, (Bodie, Schalk, i; cicotte, 2; J. Collins): by Cicotte, (Barry, Brown, Daley. Oldring). Dou ble plays Barry to E. Collins to Mc lnnis; Berger to Weaver to Chase., Left on bases Chicago, 6; Philadel phia, 10. Passed ball Lapp. Time 2:18. Umpires Dineen and Connelly., Cobb Defies Baseball Rule. Boston, Mass., Sept 11. Ty Cobb, in an interview here yesterday, de clared he is going to "write up" the world's series, regardless ot the un- written or written rules of baseball.; He says he will syndicate bis stories the same as before and defy the na- McGoorty Has Shade. Now York, Sept 11. Eddie McGoor ty of Oshkosh, Wis., had a shade the better of Battling Lavlnsky of Phila delphia in every round but one ot their tional commission. Huggins Retained. : St Louis, Mo., Sept. 11. President; Britton of the St Louis National an nounced yesterday that Miller Hug gins would be retained as manager of the club next year The signing of the contract will be merely. firaiallty according to Britton.