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Drafts Ssries of Rules to Be
Presented to Big League
Magnate This Winter. ?
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Our. Great Openin
' Detroit. Mich.! Sept. 2C Member
of the Detroit American league base
ball club here yterday confirmed a
report that the tasehaU ptayers'. fra
ternity has drafted. i series of demands
which are to be presented to the own
ers of the major league basijall clubs
during the winter .'or their approval,
after whirh they 1 -will be submitted
to the natiw.al con-mission with the
request that they ce made part of
the laws governing organised base
ball. It was said that already C3 per cent
rf the iiieinbT-s of the .players" fra-
' ternity have (indorsed the- proposition.
Four important demands are under
coiiMiCeration, it) is understood. They
No player who has been a member
of a major Iracu Cub for 10 years
Khali be pivfii oilier than this uncon
ditional release.
No player who his boei a mem
ber of a tnajor and minor hmgue club
inclusive for 12 years Khali be given
ether than his unconditional release.
No player who iias been carried on
a major league rfkib's pay roll until
Jti!y Kliail be rvleised to the minors
unless waivers arc secured from the
16 clubs cf the . American and Na
tional baeues.
A major learrue club owner shall be
prohibited from carrying: a player who J
h-is on opportunity to play on another
major league club until the late'
Months of the nanun, thus taking
odvaniape of the tinv; when the teams
ere carrying many .recruits, to send
the player in o.uesti(n to the minors.
Many Kiajor league ball plryers are
rr;orted to be willing' to agree to re-
f.ise to sicn f'itur contrafis unless'
he demand of the fraternity nre ac-i
iepted. I
President Navin ' the Detroit team J
t t-( li;ied to discuss the matter yester-!
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renrant uoact btar.
Torrmy T"tinant, at first fot Sac
ramento, scerm to be having h great
year nays the St. Louis Sporting
Ne. Tin my nlwavs was c iar even
v hen at Fan 1'ri.nci-ro, irtil he be
gan hilling the lobster palaces, lie
has not flipped off the b'lUermilk
wagon now for 18 months; and eors
fiientiy is back In old time form. Ap
parently Wolvrrtoii tiiH;le a good buy
when he got Tennant from Sioux City
for $400 or $,".00. The Pacific Coast
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at our new store! As a step toward this goal, we are going to offer high grade furniture
at prices that should secure the patronage of every thrifty purchaser of housefurnishings.
We are Sole Agents for
FrelMerkletop) and Mclnnia.
Fred Merkl? of the New York Giants
and Mclna's or the Philadelphia Ath
letics, the men who cover the "initial
sack" ffr their respective teams, are
so evenly matched in fielding ability
that it is impossible to ear which is
the better player- In batting, how
ver. Mclnnis has a big lead with a
percentage of ."29. Merkle has a bat
ting average of .252.
league season closes In a short time.
Decatur Review.
Wolgast Accept Nelson' Defl.
Ca.ilillac. Mich.. Sept. 26. Ad Wol
gast wired last night to B. F. Steinall.
one of the Milwaukee promoters that
Natural Advantages
(Private Car Kxcnrsion Tuesday, Oct. 7th.)
THE STEADY PROGRESS of the Swigart Tract is not a matter of
chance, but the result of natural advantages. If you will take your map
you will tee the stragetic location of Mason, Manistee, Dake and Wexford
Counties ou the east shore of that great body of water. Lake Michigan.
The Swiftart Tract lies in these counties in the center of ore of the
world's best districts for fruit growing; and its unique geographical lo
cation is the keynote to its success.
munities the world over are lo
cated on an ocean, lake or river.
The SVVIGAHT TRACT is at the
central po!nt of Lake Michigan's
east flute, '.'(j miles from Milwau
kee. 17u miles from Chicago, end
willi the harbors at Ludington and
Manistee is in the direct path of
the great lakes traffic. In compe
tition with western and southern
states, whose shipments require 24
to fit! hours etiroute, our products
placed on Heumships in the cen:ng
are !n Milwaukee and Chicago be
f( re 7 o'clock the ne'xt morning.
We have four railroads with close
connections with Grand Rapids
end Detroit. Our section-line roads
are good and the wagon hauls
short to shipping stations. Such
is our accessibility to outside mar
kets. Our home markets in the
cities and towns within th; coun
ties nre sufficient to make us as
independent as any agricultural
community can be.
Lake Michigan is of great climatic
vnlue. It is mile1, even and balmy
In summer with less extremis in
temperature in winter. That's why
ve can raise delicate fruits such as
ueaches, apricots, pears, prunes and
quinces, that cant be grown else
where in the same latitude, and for
the same reason we grow more
abundant yields of the hardier
fruits, apples, cherries, plums,
grapes and berries. Orchards in
our couutles readily yield $200 aud
up per acre under ordinary intelli
gent care. For the same reason
the condi'ions are favorable for
re, oats, barley, buckwheat, corn,
clever, timothy, alfalfa, vetch,
wheat, peas and beans aud no soil
surpasses our warm, sandy loam
for potatoes, ton'atoes, pickles and
nil vegetables. Our district is
bound to become a stronghold for
the dairy interests. It hag the
Krasses. It has the water an
abundance of it in streams and
lakes, and an annual 32-inch rain
fall ell distributed over the grow
ing season While other parts of
the country have been suffering
with disastrous droughts, our part
cf Michigan has had ample rainfall
and the crops never looked better.
7he lands l e gently rolling and
level and are well drained. Few
localities can ejual this for raising
rattle, hot?, sheep and poultry.
ONE CAUSE for a great future
comnjer-ial development lies In the
vast amount of water power which
Fiil! particulars ran be had by
Z 1248 Firft National Bank Buildin
is to be harnessed by seven big
power dams in the center of the
Tract. The Commonwealth Com
pany is pushing the project and
already has one dam completed
which, besides now supplying cur
rent to Manistee, will furnish the
power to construct the other dams.
Farmers are coming here because
of our good crops and the informa
tion fast spreading that our set
tlers are making good the impos
sibility of getting as good lands
as cheap elsewhere, the dissatis
faction in renting farms in tue
older states, the desire of every
farmer to own land of his own, the
Increase in population and the
growing profitableness, improve
ment in methods and desirability of
the farming business.
to the soil. Come and take your
place in our colony. There is room
for a thousand more men with
their families here. But it can't
last indefinitely. The demand for
land is manyfold greater than it
was when I acquired this tract
sorre 18 years ago. You wont find
any land as good for as little
money. $10 to $25 per acre, and a
large selection at $17 and $18 per
acre on terms of $10 to $50 down
and $5 to $10 per month on 40
acres, thus giving about 7 years to
pay out.
regularly on each farmer. I co
operate with my settlers. Great
things are accomplished by co
operation. 1 operate a demonstra
tion farm. I am putting my capital
back into development and im
provement work in tie Tract. My
own orchard when complete will
be one of the largest and finest In
this country. I planted 100 acres
to apples this season as a starter.
Learn about the insurance feature
of my contract.
115 VIEWS in the Tract are
shown in my new 72 page booklet.
All the farming conditions are de
scribed in it. giving statistics, com
parative tables and information of
great Interest about this part of
Michigan. Write for it and also
ask for a large map.
CURSION will ba Tuesday, Oct. 7.
by P. M. R. R., leaving my offices
at 11:30 a. m. Fare $8.30 round
trip to Wellston, rebate on pur
chase. You get back to Chicago
at 7:20 a. m. Thursday or Friday
of the same week. Automobiles
and guides free.
addressing George W. Sw igart. owner.
g, Chicago, 111, or his agent,
Peninsular Range, like cut, constructed
of the best hammered steel. The walls
of the body are of triple thickness,
composed of two plates of heavy steel,
interlined with pure asbestos, all being
riveted together every two inches with
steeple head rivets, driven cold by
hand. This stove has ground and pol
ished top, giving it a beautiful luster,
which requires no polishing. This
range is a regular $49.00 value, dur
ing this opening sale very
lo wpriced at
Peninsular Heater, like cut, has an all
steel one-piece body, especially pre
pared to withstand the heat. The
castings on this stove are all made
fro mthe best procurable pig iron.
This heater will save fuel bills and is
bound to give good results. Regular
$18.00 value, opening
sale price
This solid oak Rresser, fitted
with large French beveled plate
mirror, has four large roomy
drawers, and is wel lconstructed
throughout, being made by ex
perienced cabinet makers. This
dresser is very substantial and
will last. At a special low price
during this sale flQ "JC
at only )0 f U
Special Reductions in Rugs
Axminster Rugs, 9x12 Size
in extra heavy quality, woven In beautiful oriental and floral patterns.
These rug's sell elsewhere at $30.00, during f00 7C
this sale they are to go at $&au
Tapestry Rugs, 9x12 size, woven of all clean wool, worsted yarns.
Can be had in floral or oriental patterns. C1 O "7K
Regular $18.00 rugs for $ I L, 0
Axminster Rugs 27x54 size, woven in various oriental and floral pat
terns, and made up in very rich colors. r4 Qt
Regular $3 rugs, opening sale price $ltOw
Brush door mats, constructed of extra heavy coco fibre, Cn
a regular 85c value, opening sale price HOC
Liberal Credit Terms
Pullman Davenports
A Pullman Davenport serves a double purpose; first
in the capacity of a beautiful piece of furniture, and
second in that of making a full size bed. A person
al demonstration will more easily convince you of
its money-savinng and time-saving qualities. A Pull
man Davenport like cut. and upholstered in the best
morrocoline leather, during
this sale priced at
1615 - 1617 - 2 AVE. R.I.
Library Tabte, like cut, constructed of best quarter
sawed oak throughout, having one large drawer, and
also shelf for books, magazines, etc. A lO "7C
regular $18.00 value, opening sale price .v '
mi ina au ii
has been bidding for the fight, that
he would meet Battling Nelson Oct
13, the weight to be 133 pounds at 8
o'clock that night, and that he held
himself ready to post forfeits if demanded.
Annual Announcement That
There Will Be No Ticket
The annual promise that there will
be no ticket scalping in the city series
between the Cubs and Sox has been
sent broadcast from Chicago. Similar
promises have been made from time
immemorial and the present one is
not likely to awaken much enthusiasm
in the heart of the average fan. Any
one who has Journeyed to the Windy
City in the past years and made an
effort to secure the coveted paste
boards knows the proposition that in
variably confronts one. The idea of
paying $3, $4 or $5 for a $1 seat has
never appealed to the fan to any ap
preciable degree, and if it be true that
the Cub-Sox magnates are making
every effort to stamp out-the evil, it
seems strange that the scalpers in
variably hold the choicest seat reser
vations. Many local fans have in no
uncertain terms denounced the ser
ies as a hippodrome and nothing
. The time has not been when merit
has determined the outcome of a ser-
I ies, and the results least expected and
; apparently Impossible have disgusted
the followers of the game in and out
of Chicago.
Shore, yesterday afternoon in the sail
off to decide the tie resulting from
the three-race series. Skipped by its
half-owner, Fred A. Price, the long
white racer flying the colors of the
Chicago Yacht club crossed the start
ing line 10 seconds ahead of the ma
hogany fiver on which Otto Schoen
werk, "winner of a hundred races,"
held the stick under the ringed oak
of the South Shore Country club. This
lead was never decreased and at one
time the winner led South Shore by
over a minute. The entire race was
a parade with Michicago leading and
It crossed the finish line an easy win
ner, traveling the 15 miles In 2:08:25.
The crew of the Michicago was com
posed of four Corinthians and two pro
fessionals. Lew Hanson and Abe
Burrell were the sailors to profit finan
cially by the . races, while Eugene
("Sport") Hermann, Lee Hood, Lester
("Monk") Lines and Skipper Price
sailed "for the fun of the thing." The
crew is considered the pick of the
lake front talent and all are promi
nent in nautical affairs along the wet
edge of the city. Either Price, Herr
mann or Ibold are capable of hand
ling a class P racer and it was this
combination of genius that went for
much in retaining the Manhasset
To Celebrate Flag Victory.
Newark, N. J., Sept. 26. Because
the Newark baseball team won the
championship of the International
league this year Mayor Haussling has
declared a holiday for next Saturday
afternoon. In ja. message addressed to
the people of Newark yesterday he
calls upon the citizens to decorate
their homes and business houses that
day in honor of the team's triumph.
Ouimet Honored. i
Boston, Mass., Sept. 2G. Directors
of the Woodland Golf club at meet
ing yesterday honored Francis" Ouimet,
winner of the national open golf cham
pionship, by voting to make him a life
member of the club. The Belmont
Spring Country club and the Bellevue
Golf club have made Ouimet an hon
orary member, and others, including
Braeburn, have extended to him the
privileges of the club houses and
Walters and Ferns Wind Up
Training for 10-round Bout
Scheduled Tonight.
Sailor Bill Walters and Clarence
"Wildcat" Ferns finished training yes
terday for their 10-round bout at Ken
osha tonight, and both say they are in
the best of condftion for the mill and
will have no excuses to offer in case
they lose. Word was received from
Milwaukee that George Duffy of the
Cream City had been appointed ref
eree by the Wisconsin boxing com
mission, while Dr. F. E. Andre has
been named club physician, his duty
being to examine the boxers some
time till afternoon.
As this is the first big bout under
the new boxing law, all of the mem
bers of the commission plan to occupy
ringside seats. Every little detail was
settled yesterday as to the style of
milling and weights, so there will bo
no hitch In running off the show to
night. Plans for the largest crowd
that ever attended a boxing show at
Kenosha are being made, and at least
1,500 Chicagoans are expected to at
tend. A special train has been en
gaged to look after the Chicago crowd.
Ferns went through a light workout
yesterday, for he says he has done
enough boxing. He looks to be In tho
"pink," and outside of" a little road
work this afternoon Is ready to jump
in the ring. The same holds good
for Walters, who sparred six rounds
with Artie Armstrong just to keep
limbered up. Both boxers will leave
for the scene of the bout at noon,
as they are required to weigh in at
Kenosha at 3 o'clock.
Washington Ex-President Taft
urged Secretary McAdoo to give New
Haven, Conn., a marble postofflce.
2227 4th Ave.. Rock Island
Retains Trophy by Beating the
South Shore Sloop Has
Lead of 31 Seconds.
On a margin of 31 seconds the Price
Foster a.pop, Michicaxo. successful!
defended the Manhasset cup against J
ice 1UUU1I9UU uuuicaie jacnt. aouta
Illinois State Fair
"The Greatest Fair on Earth'alns
Opens Oct. 3, Closes Oct. 11, 1913
Special Rates and Special Tr
Chicago Alton
Aeroplane Fiiflhta Horn Races Automobile Faces
Moufcycle Race Hundreds of other Big Attrantiont
Chicago & Alton R. R. "The Only Way."
Look Ahead.
Act Now.
A great many people are looking backward, won
dering why so many opportunties have slipped
through their Angers. In most cases it is because
they failed to look forward.
Look forward and act now. There is. no doubt
in your mind that you will need money. Don't ex
pect to make it suddenly. Save your opportunity at
the German Trust & Savings bank.
German Trust & Savings Bank
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