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Civil War Renewed at Watch
Tower Saturday When Ma
sons Clash on Diamond.
This evening The Argus has an an
nouncement of world-wide importance.
Compared with It tne refrains from
the world's series resemble an excerpt
from the government crop report of
1782. The official line-up of Rock Is
land lodge No. 58 has been placed
In the hands of the sporting editor.
There, you have it. The great game
of the season will be played next Sat
urday p. m. at the Watch Tower, on
which salubrious occasion the local
Masonic order will split into two fac
tions and wage civil war on the base
ball diamond. Rock Island lodge No.
658 will attempt to batter the aggre
gation from Trio lodge No. 59 into
mince meat.
Manager Bruner of the Rock Islands
has Just returned from an extensive
scouting trip and has sized up all the
phenoms from Sllvis to Taylor Ridge.
Here is the all-star aggregation: Bob
Mitchell, left field; H. H. Hensley,
third base; H. E. Gelbart; catcher,
Harry Iioldorf. shortstop; J. B. Jones,
second base. Fred Brewln, first base;
Oscar C. Oberg, center field; O.
Ktambaugh, right field; Bruner the
Tuner, pitcher; Harry Welch and old
"Doc" Tatten, utility men.
In speaking of the prospects for
victory. Manager Bruner of fres-h-country-egg
fame. had the following to
say this morning after lie had con
sumed his store-bought lien fruit and
had journeyed down the main stem.
"My team is in first class condition.
I believe I have a 'find' in Bob Mitch
ell. I discovered him out on Twen
tieth street and in conversation with
him was informed that li; once caught
a ball. I immediately signpd him.
Harry Holdorf informs me that the
last game between the fats and leans
has put him in O. K. fettle for the
impending conflict. Not wishing to
take undue advantage of our oppo
nents, I have requested that Harry
divest himself of his diamonds, as the
game might be protested in the event
of our winning, on the grounds that
tlie Trio players were danled. Brewin
will hold down first base. He i a
busher, but I believe we can develop
him. Gelhart claims that no one will
steal second if Brewln will trip the
runners who Inhabit the first station."
The rest of the gang are well known
end peed no introductory remarks.
Bruner. the alleged slab artist, has a
vorld's pitching record, hung up in the
Kat-1-.ean gainc some years ago. when
he handed out CGS bases on bulls,
wounded 46 batsmen and would have
r-truck out a man, only the third strike;
was a ball.
Big "Bill" Jacobsrn has been en
gaged as umpire owing to his imposing
hi.,e and general all round durability.
Muggsy McGraw has given his con
sent, and Bill wiil lie out in the cen
ter of the diamond with his pants
creased in the most approved fashion.
The proceeds of the game will go
towards buying furnishings for the
new Masonic temple.
week to take a rest, and plans to spend
most of his vacation playing golf.
Telsgrams of congratulation have been
received ly buu at his Brookline home
from all parts of the country.
Mrs. Mary E. Ouimet, mother of the
modest young golfer, said this morn
ing: "Yes, I have been told that the great
professional golfers of the ability of
Harry Vordon and Edward Ray make
as much as 125.000 a year, but my
bov is tot going to turn professional.
You Know he loves the game for the
game's fake. When he is playing golf
ho is very hppy indeed."
Rivet American League Pen
nant by Double Bumping of
Tigers, 4-0 and 1-0.
Cub and Sox Each Get Two
Flayers from Class AA and A
Minor Leagues.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept 23. Major
league clubs were notified of their
luck in the draft yesterday when the
national commission officially announc
ed the players from class AA and A
leagues who were caught in the net.
The late list gives two players to the
Sox in Roth of Baltimore and Bar
bour of Lincoln, whiie the Cubs get
two, one of them being Jimmy John
son of San Francisco. The other is
Herman Bronkie, the Toledo third
baseman, who has been managing the
Mud Hens since Hartsel resigned.
Following are the American league
By New York from Columbus, Ohio,
Cole. By Chicago from Baltimore,
Roth; Lincoln, Neb., Barbour. By
Detroit from Buffalo, Mains; Jersey
City, Furtell; Montreal, Demmitt;
Sacramento, Williams. By St. Louis
from Portland, Ore., James; Atlanta,
Bisland; Birmingham, Messenger;
Montgomery, Snedecor; Los Angeles,
Howard. By Washington from Minne
apolis, Owens. By Cleveland from
Chattanooga, Giddo; from Sioux City,
National league By Cincinnati from
Louisville, NlehofT. By Boston from
St. Joseph, Mo., Crutcher; Milwaukee,
Gilbert; Providence, Deal; Rochester,
Martin; Mobile, Stock. By Brooklyn
from Newark, Gagmen St, Paul, Rig
gert; New Orleans, Kraft r Toronto,
Herbert. By Chicago from San Fran
cisco, Johnson; Toledo, Kronkie. By St.
Louis from Denver, Hagerman. By
Philadelphia from Nashville. Beck.
By New York from Omaha, Johnson.
that Ernie Hjerberg did in Sweden.
Kraenzelein, however, w ill have per- I
sonal charge of the German Olympic
team in 1916, assisted by four other
trainers, some of whom are likely to
be Americans.
W. L. Pet.
New York 93 4U .669
Philadelphia SI 54 .600
Chicago S3 6 J .572
Pittsburgh 73 66 .532
I Boston 62 77 .446
Brooklyn 60 78 .435
St. Louis 49. 9S .333
Cincinnati 63 85
Philadelphia, Pa., Sept 23. The
Athletics yesterday clinched the Amer
ican league pennant for 1913 by de
feating Detroit in a double-header.
Both games were shutouts, the first
4 to 0 and tne second 1 to 0.
The first game was devoid of any
features. Bush and Dauss pitched
good ball, but the Athletics hit bet
ter when men were on bases. They
made two runs in - the second inning,
when. Baker and Mclnnis scored on a
squeeze play. A run was scored in
the third aLd another in the fifth on
The Tigers had men on bases in
nearly every inning, but could not
produce the necessary hit. The sec
ond game was a pitcher's battle be
tween Dubuc and Plank, who relieved
Pennock in the second inning.
Tae Athletics won the game in the
second. Mclnnis was passed and
forced by Walsh. Walsh stole second
and scored on Lapp's single. Plank
pltcned in excellent form, the Tigers
not having a single chance to score.
And Connie Mack's $140 infield has
gone and done it again.
Mclnnis, Collins, Barry and Baker,
the quartet .that has made the old
Cub Infield mere baseball tradition,
yesterday won the third pennant in
four years, or the fourth pennant in
eight years, for the Philadelphia
Of course, Oldring, Walsh, and even
old Danny Murphy, had a hand in the
triumph, but for day in and day out
production the infield stands out as
the heroes.
Mack didn't have any pitching.
Plank exploded a month go. The In
dian, Bender, might not have deliv
ered the way he did it with a weaker
team. Houck has done nothing that
a dozen young pitchers in the Amer
ican league have not accomplished.
But Bush, save for a few erratic per
formances, has pitched some baseball.
Shawkey, the Baltimore star, has
shown wonderfully since his step into
certain world series money from a
minor league berth two months ago.
It is only natural that J. Franklin
Baker stands out as the individual
dessrving the most credit. His stick
work stood out so plainly and so many
games have been won by his timely
swatting mat the wide margin of vic
tories maintained from early season
by Mack may be attributed in a large
part to the diligent work of the third
And what has Mack done this year?
iie has made a runaway race of the
American league season. Only once
hen the schedule was well on was he
ever threatened, and then Cleveland's
sixgame approach vanished rapidly
when the Whlfe Elephants took them
selves seriously and returned to play
ing the game as they did before their
Alexander Wins First Setto,
2-0, but Trojans Come Back
and Take Next, 5-1.
Chicago, Sept 23. If Heine Zim
merman or Vic Saier had delivered a
much-needed blow in the ninth inning
yesterday the Cubs would be a half
game out of second place tonight and
the pennant dreams of one Skipper
Dooin would be a thing of the past.
As it is the Trojans are still two and
one-half contests in the rear, for they
allowed the opening battle of a bar
gain bill with the Phillies to slip away,
but coppered the wind-up fracas, 5
to 1. The opening score w as 2 to 0.
Alexander, who on Sunday was sent
to the dressing-room under a melee
of base hits that rocked Broad street
in Philadelphia, is not accustomed to
being treated in this manner, so he
came right back in the first game of
the afternoon and, pitching in his
slickest stride, blanked the West Sid.
ers with three sound hits and one of
the Cincinnati variety. The result
might have been different if either
Heineor Vic had been in a swatting
mood, for they had a chance to tic
the count in the ninth inning when
runners were on second and first with
one defunct.
The aftermath was a set-up for the
home boys, for they walloped Speeder
Chalmers when base hits meant runs
and the result was never in doubt,
even though the Quakers did get away
to a run lead. This was the result
of a four-ply swat off the club of
Magee, and the ball hit a post in the
left field bleachers and bounced out.
Magee reached third in the meantime,
but when Dooin and his aids raised a
yell he was allowed to come home.
This margin lasted until the fifth,
when J. Evers personally supervised
the business of knotting the score.
First game: R. H. E.
Phillies . .0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 02 7, 2
Chicago . . 0 0 0 4 0 O'o'o 0 0 4 0
Batteries Humphries and Archer;
Alexander and Dooin.
Second game: r. h. E.
Chicago ..00001310 5 9 2
Phillies ..0 1000000 01 7 2
Batteries Pierce and Bresnahan;
Chalmers, Brennan and Kiliifer.
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Ex-Islander Will Not Have Reg
ular White Sox Berth Next
Year Says "Cal."
W. L. Pet
.93 49 .655
.S3 61 .576
.82 62 .569
.72 65 .526
.73 71 .507
.62 S3 .423
.52 SS .371
.54 92 .370
Will Joe Birger have a regular
berth with the White Sox next year?
Probably not. according to a line of
dope which Jhnmie Callahan has been
feeding the Chicago scribes. He does
not think that Heinie will do for a
regular next season, and Breton, who
came from Kansas City, will hardly
do as a regular for some little time
to come. Hence, he is angling for a
new man to hold down the keystone
territory. Callahan is anxious to de
velop the infield material, and believes
that with a fast, hard hitting second
baseman he will have a great infield
to start next season with. j
Cal Is on the trail of a new inflelder, 1
a rah rah boy. The boy has been
burning up the diamonds with an
eastern college, but his name has been
withheld. "According to what I have
been told about the boy, and some
cmart baseball men have tipped him
to me. he's a regular second edition
of Eddie Collins," says Callahan. Cal
makes no bones about stating that
Berger, the ex Islander will not do.
He believes that if he can land his
college phenoni he will have a boy
who will keep everybody hustling for
an infield position in 1914.
W. L. Pet
Milwaukee 93 64
Minneapolis 93
Louisville 88
Columbus 88
St. Paul 73
Toledo 67
Kansas City 65
Indianapolis 64
426 'brief slump.
Mack held a silent fear of Washing
ton during the part month. Undoubt
edly, had Griffith's midseason slump
not taken place the wily leader of
the capital crew would be giving Con
nie a battle now, and it would be a
week or more before the race was
decided. But two pitchers, even if
one is the best in the world, are not
enough to keep a team flirting with
first place all season.
It seems to be but a question of a
few days before the Giants clinch the
flag in the National league and the
world series arrangements made. The
two teams in the big series are not
new to the post-season eanie. TIipv
Washington, D. C, Sept 23. Col
lectors doubtless will be on the look
out for some national bank notes
which were signed a few days ago by
"Ty" Cobb, center fielder of the De
troit Baseball club. When the star
player was here the other day he
visited the treasury department. While
'.being shown through he asked to sfee
some of the bank notes of the First
National bank of Lavonia, Ga. Inform
ing the officers in charge that he was
a director of that bank and as such
was entitled to sign money prfnted for
the institution the ball player placed
his signature to several sheets of
the notes.
Tim 1
Opposite Harper House
Rock Island
Two Stores
Finishes in Front by Margin of
22 Seconds in First Tilt for
Manhasset Cup.
Michicago, C. Y. C
South Shore, S. S. C. C
Stranger, R. I. Y. C
Olympian, L. P. Y. C
Mavourneen, J. P. Y. V
make their run of 17 straight to be
anywhere near the present leaders, for
then the standing would be like this:
New York .99 54 .647
Philadelphia 98 54 .645
.557 j have met before.
465 In 1905 the Athletics lost four out
Boston, Mass., Sept 23. Golfers
are planning a big dinner in honor of
Francis Ouimet. the wonderful 20-year-old
golf champion at the Exchange
club as toun as the details can be
arranged. The matter is now la the
hands of Harry L. Ayer of the Brae
burn Golf club and A. C. Burnett and
Frank C. Root of the Woodland Golf
club. All golfers of Boston and vicin
ity will be Invited.
Young Ouimet hat cult his l$-a-week
W. L. Pet
Denver 97 57 .620
Des Moines 87 67 .565
Lincoln SI 75 .519
St Joseph 79 75 .513
Omaha 75 80 .484
Topeka 71 82 .464
'Sioux City 67 SS .432
Wichita 61 90 .394
Chicago. 0 5; Philadelphia,' 21.
St. Louis, 1; Boston, 5.
No other games scheduled.
Boston-Chicago, rain.
Washington, 5; St Louis, 7.
Philadelphia, 41; Detroit 00.
New York. 4; Cleveland, 5.
Louisville, 2; Minneapolis, 0.
Columbus, 0; St Paul, 3.
Toledo, 2; Milwaukee, 7.
No games scheduled.
. 1
421jOi nve games to the Giants. la 1910
Mack won four of five from the Cubs
and in 1911 cleaned up the Giants
with four victories in six games.
"Tub'' Hackett All Ifi.
Walter Golvin, stellar first sacker of,
the champs, writes President Urban'
from his home in Modesta, Cal. Gol
vin states that Tom Hackett leader
of the Colts during the early part of
the season, is confined to his bed with
rheumatism and is in a critical con
dition. Two years ago Hackett was
in much the same shape and retired
from baseball. He was reduced to a
skeleton and little hope was entertain;
New York, Sept 23. The German
Olympic commission, which has been
investigating the American athletic
system for the past month, will sail for
Berlin today.
The commission, consisting of Carl
Diem, general secretary of the VI
Olympic games; Lieutenant Walter
von Relchenau; Dr. Martin Berner
and Joseph Waitzer visited and in
spected every large athletic club and
university in the east south and mid
dle west Copious notes on the meth
ods and system in vogue for the de
velopment of track and field athletics
were obtained and an exhaustive re-
Iport containing the commission's 00
I serrations and deductions will be filed
with the German Olympic committee.
Herr Diem said last night that the
result of the tour could not fail to
be of great value in the development
of German Olympic team for the
1916 games in Berlin.
"After seeing the perfect system
which you have in this country," said
Diem. "I can readily understand why
American teams have '-on at every
set of Olympic games to date. It is
really marvelous, and there is nothing
like it at home."
Kraenzelein will sail with the com
mission and take up at once the for
mation of a corp of German athletic
trainers who will have direct control
over club and university athletics. His
Rev. J. A. O'Neil, director of ath
letics at St. Ambrose college, yester
day announced his schedule for the
football team this year as follows:
Sept. 27 Alumni at Davenport
Oct. 10 Iowa state teachers at
Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Oct. 18 William and Vashti at Dav
enport. Oct. 25 St Joseph's college at
Oct 31 Upper Iowa at Fayette.
Nov. 8 Dixon at Dixon, 111.
Nov. 15 Iowa Wesleyan at Mount
Pleasant Iowa.
Nov. 27 Open.
Cards Fight Huggins.
St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 23. In signing
Miller. Huggins to lead the Cardinals
in 1914 President Britton has thrown
down the gauntlet to a faction of the
team at loggerheads with the little
manager. At least three stars on the
Cardinals only charge that Huggins is
incompetent and has ruined a good
pitching staff by trying to run them
from second base. He aroused fh
ire of his pitchers, they say, by de
claring that Dan Grlner was the only
smart twirler in the bunch. Huggins
also is charged with insincerity, talk-
ing too much trade and asking waiv
ers. As a result it is planned to try
to trade some of the best men on the
team because the manager cannot
manage them.
Chicago, Sept. 23. Lashed by a
spanking, cold northwest wind, the
Price-Foster sloop, Michicago, yester
day afternoon won the first of three
races for the Manhasset trophy in a
finish that will go down in local yacht
ing history with the dead heat of
last month's Lipton cup races. But
22 seconds separated the
'Yacht club racer and the South Shore
at the finish buoy and sailors who
watched the rare declared that had
there been a half mile more to go
tue South Shore would have overhaul
ed the victor.
Michicago not only defended the
trophy successfully in the opener
against the local racers, but defeated
the Rhode Island challenger. Strang
er, manned by a crew of salt water
"tars." The t'tranger, which placed
third, ran second until the final leg
cf the win's rd-lc'ard 16-mile course,
when the South Shore, which was sail
ing its first rsce, came into second
place with a phenomenal sprint.
The winning craft w as skipped by
Fred A. Price, haif owner. Ilia work
drew commendation from the local
yachtsmen that -..as exceeded only by
the reception given Otto Schoenwerk,
who brought the South Shore in sec
ond. The crew of ti South Shore
was unfamaliar with their charge, and
to onlookers it seemed that Schoen
werk did not get the "feel" of the
Thompson syndicate racer until the
final leg. Following close upon the
Stranger's stern was the Olympian,
flying the colors of the Lincoln Park
Yacht club, skipped by Commodore
James P. Heyworth, while fifth and
las, came the Mavourneen, second far
vorite, handled by Roy Barcal.
Saylor After White.
Indianapolis, Ind. Sept. 23. Indian
apolis is to have a new boxing pavil
ion this winter. The Indianapolis A.
C, which has put on shows at the
Auditorium for several years, has
made arrangements to construct anoth
er building as an arena. Young Callor
is being groomed for championship
honors by Ray Bronson and is now hot
on the trail of Charlie White, the
Chicago boxer, who is being touted
so highly. Negotiations are now under
way, and the pair may be brought
together in Indianapolis next mouth.
Crushes Chest in Football.
Springfield, 111., Sept. 23. Bart Lu
cas 30 years old, of Springfield, suf
fered a crushed chest in the third quar
ter of the Auburn-Springfield football
game at Auburn Sunday. Lucas was
V.. I attempting to block a line plunge
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game was the first gridiron contest in
central Illinois.
Gridiron Player Breaks Shoulder.
Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 23. Barrett,
candidate for the backfield on the
Western Reserve university eleven,
broke his right shoulder in practice
yesterday nd w ill be out of the game
for the rest of the season. He was
a pitcher on the varsity baseball team
last spring.
Job in a, iportlts goods bouse for a I year. Quincy Journal.
ed for his life. He rallied, however,
and made another try at baseball this ' duties will be to develop competent
Plan Yank-Giant Series.
New York, Sept 23. It Manager
John McGraw of the New York Nation
als is willing there will be a series
of games at the Polo grounds here
between the Giants and the New York
Americans next spring before the
championship season begins. So says
Manager Frank Chance of the
Yankees. Chance would like to Dlav
the Giants five games after both New
assistant trainers in the same manner iork team bare U lined in Texas.
Peoria, 111., Sept. 23. It is hard to
tell whether the baseball situation in
Peoria is clearing up or not. Until
after the meeting of the stockholders
Thursday night no definite idea of the
exact status of baseball here can be
had. Rumors galore are being cir
culated, but news of any authenticity
is conspicuous by its absence.
The news yesterday that Max Flack
had been drafted by the Detroit Tig
ers was hailed with delight by the
directors, who had lost all- hope of
realizing anything before next season.
since Max refused to report to the In
dianapolis club. The ca0l means
that the draft price of $1,200 will bo
paid immediately for Flack, which is
only $50 less than the price which
would have been paid by Indianapolis
next season.
President Meidroth declines to say
much about the situation other than
that he wishes it was all over.
Whatever action the stockholders take
will be agreeable to the prexy, who
declares that he will have to be kicked
out of the presidency.
Which ever way the holders of the
stock vote Thursday night, it is al
most a certainty that Peoria will have
baseball next season, whether it be
organised or outlaw, the fans of the
city will support it in the same man
ner they have in 1913, regardless of
attacks made upon it.
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Yes. the Phillies can still land the
National league bunting, that is, if
tney go along at a record-breaking clip
while the Giants are floundering at a
.T.-'.i average. V. bile the New Yorkers
are going along like this, all that will
Le required of Doo.'n end his Phillies
will be to win 17 straight; then he
can tie McGraw for the lead, and the
standing would read:
New York 98 54 .645
Philadelphia 98 54 .645
The Giants Ttre idle yesterday, so
they did not .ncrertse their lead of
eight gamej while the Phillies still
Iinvc che name average due to their
even break with the Cubs. If the
Giants can travel at a .420 average,
this is, if they win six of their remain
ing games, the Phillies stiU hava a
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