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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS; SIONJJ AY. UUTUUER 13, 1913.
8 3 3 R.I. OUTCLASSES ILLINI WARRIORS Independents Show Superiority Over Moliners by Defeating Them 13-0. GAME IS HARD FOUGHT ONE Dooley and A. Salzmann Play Sensa tional Bail Plow City Offense Is Weak. The Rock Island Independents over whelmingly defeated the Illini club on Browning field, Moline, yesterday af ternoon by a score of 13 to 0, in a hard fought contest characterised by ragged playing on both sides and liber ally besprinkled with penalties. The llllni warriors were completely outclassed and were seemingly help less in their efforts to batter down the Rock Island defense. The Moliners were forced to punt time and again, and with the exception of the first quarter, the Rock Island goal line was never in danger. The score it f elf Is scarcely a criterion of the merit or strength of the two squads. Dis astrous fumbles robbed Rock Island of at least two more touchdowns, but considering the fact that the contest of yesterday was the first real game of the season, the Independents acquitted themselves admirably. Ft. AMI Y WORK. Both of Rock Island's touchdowns were of the sensational kind. Near the close of the second quarter. Art Kallmann, in an off tackle play, broke through the Illini line and ran 25 yards for a touchdown. MacManus punted out. but Connelly failed to heel the catch, and the chance for goal was lost. The last touchdow n in the fourth" quarter was a real thriller. Rock Is land, after being held for downs, punted. The Illini guardian of the goal muffed the ball, and Dooley, scooping up the pig skin on a dead run. made a 20-yard dash for a touch down. A. Salzmann kicked goal, and the score stood 13-0. Towards the lose of the game Rock Island was making a steady march down the field for another touchdown, when a fumble Inst the ball. Illini tried a forward pa.vs and "Red" Sw-anson intercepted ho ball, tearing through for a sub stantial gain. Iooley. on a forward pahs, carried the ball to the -0-yard tine when the whistle blew. OIKRTHOM STAR. Illini made its best showing in the tirbt quarter, which wan marked by frequent fumbling on both sides. Illini obtained possession of the ball on a fumble, - and two 15-yard penalties aKaint Rock Island for tackling out ,of hounds, brought the Illini men dangerously close to goal. Realizing that any attempt, to go through the line would prove disastrous, a drop kick was essayed. The ball went wide of the mark and Illinl's lone chance to score went a glimmering. The play during this period was in Rock Island's territory the greater part of the time. fcf.derstrom. the big mini right guard, played defensive center, and proved a veritable Nemesis. Time af ter time he tore through center and Kpilled plays before they were start ed. MacManus became worried and fumbled again and again, in the sec ond quarter Coleman was taken nut and Taridon sent in to center. Im mediately thereafter Soderstrom was laid out and taken from the game. Rot K IM.AMt BRACES. At the beginning of the second half Rock Island took a brace and the fumbling was less frequent. Mac Manus was replaced by McGinnis, who played a good heady game. Illini made first down only a few times during the afternoon, and in ground gained, there was no comparison between the two teams. Rock Island repeatedly would work the ball down the field to a vantage point, only to lose out on a fumble and the work would have to be started all over. Art Salimann, Davenport and Dooley were the Btars for Rock Island, while Soderstrom and Coyle were roost ef fective for the Moliners. A crowd of 1,300 witnessed the contest. l.lKl P. Independents. Illini. Helton re Anderson Baxter Johnson Swanson rt ....'.... Wright inita. Brutm ... rg .... Soderstrom Bock Duffy Coleman-Paridon. c Ellstrom Connelly Brondell lg Mortier K. Salnmann It Versluis Botioamanu le Overholt Dooley MacManus qb Coyle McGinnis (captain) Davenport rhb Meersman Robb (captain) . lhb Livingston A. Salrimaon .... fb Hill Touchdowns A. Salzmann, Dooley. Goals A. Salzmann. Time of quar ters 10 minutes. Officials Referee, Waiter Reeves; umpire. Leon Lltt. Matty Met Plank in 1899. New York. Oct. 13. Fourteen years so an umpire named Maihewson and Plack met in 1S99 as hurlers in a bl game. It was the first meet lug of these marvels. "Big Six" was on the peak for his alma mater. Buck nell. Plank was the hope of Gettys burg college. Matty beat the farmer boy that day, 3 to 0. and Plank evened up in a subsequent engage nent, also 3 toO. The tame score prevailed when they clashed in 1905, Matty for the Giau's and Plank for the Athletics, the former winning. Wednesday at Philadelphia Matty again copped, 3 to 0. The result was varied Saturday, when Plank had his turn, 3 to 1. 10 WANS SMOTHER R. I. HIGH TEAM Trim Local Squad 42 to 0 Clintonites Play "Dirty" Football Throughout. Outplayed, outgeneralled and out classed, the Rock Island high school squad was overwhelmingly defeated by Clinton high at Clinton Saturday afternoon by a 42 to 0 count After holding the Iowans to seven points in the first half, Rock Island's defense crumbled in the latter periods, and Clinton ran up and down the field at will. The local players claim the op position played dirty football and dis played anything but real sportsman ship, and as a result, athletic relations between the two institutions will prob ably be severed. Whisler, star red and gold back field man, was the one best bet for Rock Island. The plucky left halfback plowed through the Clinton line for long and repeated gains. Clinton's watchword was: "Get that guy," and they succeeded. Everytlme that Whis ler was tackled, the Clinton men Jump ed on him and slugged him. The pugi listic stuff knocked the Islander out In the fourth quarter. Clinton helc repeatedly and slugging seemed to be more important than football. .. Referee Watson for Clinton proved to be a grand little official for Clin ton. The local players claim that his work was decidedly lumpy and that he failed to penalize the Iowans a single time. The Clinton coach also qualified in the "genuine sportsman ship" class by giving signals from the side lines throughout the game. Clin ton's deadliest gains were made with the aid of the forward pass. It was a nice game to forget. CLINTON ROCK ISLAND Blinkensop le .... Hippler Dahlen Clark Andrews Chalk L. Philbrook G. Philbrook Glass Gaetjer Hinckley . . . . . Reeves Looby . . . . Whisler Mooney (capt) It Slater, Dunn lg Ingverson c Frederickson .... rg Cline rt Morrison re Murphy qb Berrien lhb Hinckley rhb Ackley lrwick Glatts Roach fb Criswell ANCIENT RIVALS TO MEET TONIGHT Battling Nelson and Ad Wolgast to Fight Ten Bounds in Milwaukee Ring. When "Battling" Nelson and Ad Wolgast step into the ring at the Elite rink in Milwaukee tonight to settle old scores by fighting 10 rounds, two of the most popular fighters who ever held the lightweight tiiie will be seen in action for what promises to be the last time. Ever since Wolgast wrested the title from Nelson in the famous 40-round battle at Port Richmond, Cal., on Feb. 22, 1910, the Dane has been anxious to meet his conquerer in a return match, and tonight his wish will be fulfilled. Wolgast had refused to meet the Dane when the former was the champion, and this is one of the many reasons why Nelson has trained so faithfully to get into shape to give the Cadillac fighter a beating. The ex-lightweight champions should put up a rattling good bout, which is sure to be featured by plenty of hard fighting. Each realises a de feat would result in admission to the down and out class, an organization which any fighter dislikes to Join. In order to stave off defeat, both have trained as faithfully as they did for championship combats, and each will take a lot of punishment before de feat is admitted. Nelson and Wolgast have agreed to weigh in at 133 pounds at 6 o'clock. Harry Stout of Milwaukee will act as referee. Outside of cleaa breaks, straight rules will govern the bout. A special train wilj leave the North western station at 6:15 o'clock. Btrger Gets His. When the city series Is over the White Sox and Cubs will come into possession of $36.325. 12. Figuring that -5 players on each team will get shares in the bonus mcney, the play ers on the winning team will pocket (S71.S0 apiece before going to thtlr win'er quarter. The members of the losing team will get 1581.20 apiece. Plank Is Through New York. Oct. 13. The world's series which closed Saturday may mark the passing of Eddie Plank. For several years be has desired to drop out of the game and only continued at the personal solicitation of Manager Mack. SOME SPECTATORS OF WORLD'S SERIES GAMES IN PHILADELPHIA feftaMS tol lll -m I Crowds on roof watching game; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lynch; Mrs. Rube Marquard (bottom). Not all the spectators of the world's series games in Philadelphia ; paid out their good money to "see the contests. Some friendly roofs near Shibo park enabled hundreds to see the games without paying admission. Some of the more interested spec tators are Mrs. Rube Marquard, wife of the New York pitcher, and Presi dent Thomas Lynch of the National league and his wife. The accompany ing pictures of these notables were taken in the grand stand at Philadel phia. WHITE SOX AGAIN WALLOP THE CUBS Wild Man Benz, Lets Trojans Down With Three Hits, Blanking Them 2-0. COLLINS SWATS TIMELY Breaks Up Game With Single Scoring Lord and Then Steals Home Clinching It. P. W. White Sox 5 3 Cubs 5 2 Pet. .600 .400 ATTENDANCE AND CASH. Five Yesterday, games. Attendance 27,427 124,436 Total receipts $18,977 $86,246 Players' share 06,326 Each club's share . . . . ' 8,537 20,647 Commission's share.. 1,S98 8,624 Players' share (win- nlng 21,795 Players' share (losing) 14,530 Pitchipg sensational ball, with a team playing sensationally behind him, Joe Ecni, the young butcher boy from Batesville, Ind., beat down the Cubs In their own stronghold yesterday, blanked them for inning after inning and continued the dfczy pace until his mates cut loose with a long-threatened rally in the eleventh round, beating Larry Cheney by 2 to 0 in the fifth of the city title engagements. For real heroes in this remarkable game one need not look' far. The names of Bens, Collins, Lord and Ber ger go hand in hand with victory. Each did his work so well that the park was continually ringing with applause for one or the other. Bens's feat was his beautiful pitching, that dumfounded the Cub sluggers. Col lins' work was perpetrated with his bat, two doubles and a pair of singles being produced in five trips. One rap drove in the first count in the eleventh and paved the way to the second. Lord covered himself with honor both afield and at bat. Once he came near breaking up the game with a triple but couldn't because Chase fanned for the 'third out Again he started something with a terrific drive into the right field crowd in the elev enth. This was the blow that knocked the Cub hopes Into the discard. His big fielding achievement was the catch ing of a foul pop for the last out in the ninth when Benz suffered his only close call. The catch was a thriller. The box score teUs of Berger's do ings. Nothing of a hair-raising nature marked his play. It was his Fte.idy even work at second base that helped to carry Bens along. He handled 10 hard drives aad got most of "them only .because ha. played the different batters w ith remarkable accuracy. He had a putout thrown in and robbed Collins of this catch. . . Better yet, Berger was busy as a suffrage! at all times. He was hand ing out words of encouragement to his fellow-countryman aad Bens would always show that he understood by turning his head slightly and . grin ning confidently. .Lord's double into the crowd, packed at the foot of the right field line, was the entering wedge in the memorable if , - .... J si, A X. X f . eleventh that gave the Sox the edge in the title scrap. : Chase bunted the ball past : Cheney, and came near, get ting a hit,, but. Bridwell made a nice recovery and pegged to first ahead of the runner. This put a man on third with one out cud only a fly ball needed to break ' the monotony of 10 score less rounds.-v,J - . ... Bodie pranced to" he. plate, with one hit already to his credit. He was too anxious to wallop tho ball to the outfield. Cheney at the same time took care of his not getting one to his liking.. He swung blindly and missed two balls, low on the outside. He then fanned,' and for an instant it looked as though the battle was to proceed with no scores. Collins had been the clouting , unit R. L STAR OUT OF GAME FOR SEASON Willard Larkin. '- Because of Injuries received in foot ball scrimmage, Willard Larkin, cap tain of the 1913 high school team, will be out of the game for the re mainder of the season. This announce ment was made by attending physi cians today. Will Whisler, left half back, who has been acting captain In the. game thus far. will probably continue at the head of the team. . The accident to Larkin occurred in scrimmage,. prior to the alumni. game. The Islander captain was kicked in the groin, and although the injury w as exceedingly, pain fuL it was not thought to be serious. An abcess developed and last ' Friday an operation w as deemed necessary. Larkin is still con fined to his bed, but will be able to be about in a week or so, although physicians- have .forbidden, any . fur ther, attempt to play football this j season. ' '. t i V I 1 A t 'J in the attack. He was hardly due for a blow, having delivered in three previous attempts. He swung, how ever, and knocked a "spitter on a ne o 'er sbcrt ' Lrrd walked home and the spell was broken. The Sox then waxed nervy. On a hit and run Fournier punched a hit past Evers and Collins landed on third. A double steal then did the business, Collins rounding out his day with a pretty slide behind Archer, who was forced to lean a trifle to his right to get the return throw from- Bridwell. Failing in that attempt Archer heaved to third, nailing Fournier. The score: CUBS. AB. R. H. PO. A. E. Leach, cf 4 0 18 0 0 Evers. 2b 4 0 1 3 1 0 Schulte, If 4 0 0 1 0 0 Zimmerman, 3b .... 4 Saier. lb 4 Good, rf 4 Bridwell, ss . . .-. .'. . . 4 1 13 0 .1 6 0 0 Archer, c 4 Cheney, p 3 Miller 1 Totals 36 0 3 33 16 1 Batted for Cheney in the eleventh. -WHITE SOX. AB. R. H. PO. A. E. Weaver, ss 5 O i l 3 0 Lord, 3b 4 1 2 1 0 0 Chase, lb 4 0 0 15 0 Bodie, cf ...... 5 0 11 0 0 Collins, rf 5 1 4 .3 0 0 Fournier, If 5 0 1 2 0 0 Schalk, c 4 0" 0 ". 9 0 0 Berger, 2b 4 0 1 1 9 0 Benz, p 4 0 0 0 2 0 Totals 40 2 10 33 14 0 Cubs 0 000000000 00 Sox ........0 000000000 22 Two-base hits Collins. 2; Evers. Berger, Lord. Three-base hit Lord. Struck out By Cheney, 8 (Weaver, 2; Benz, 3, Chase, Berger, Bodie); by Bens. 9 (Schulte, 2; Zimmerman, Saier; 2; Archer, 2; Cheney, Good). Left on bases Cubs, 3; White Sox, 7. Time 2:02. Umpires O'Day at the plate, Sheridan on bases, Orth in right field, O'Loughlin in left field. VICTORIOUS ATHLETICS ' GREETED BY WILD "BUGS" Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 13. A great throng of Athletic supporters gave the triumphant Mackman a rousing recep tion at the North Philadelphia railroad station upon their arrival from New York. Hundreds of the fans made a rush for the players, but were re strained by a big squad of policemen. It was learned on the return of the world's champions that some of the wives bad had narrow escapes from injury at the hands of hoodlums, who stoned their automobiles while going from the Polo grounds In New York to the station. Mrs. Collins, was hit on the shoulder with a mUsile and Mrs. Bender was struck on the arm with an appie. Neither was seriously hurt When Plank was leaving the Polo grounds Saturday souvenir hunters surrounded and made away with his cap, glove and spiked shoes. Aged Fan Ruined. New York, Oct 13. Standing in the long' watcb shortly before the gates were thrown open Saturday at me foio grounds was a soldier of fortune aged 70. His name was Mich ael Hausmano. Baseball had ruined him, so he said, and he hoped it would give him a square meal. It would, he said, if he could sell his place in line for the price of & regular repast. Once he owned restaurants in Philadelphia and was worth $200, 000, but he guessed wrong on the world series every year and made other bets on baseball, with the result that yesterday he was reduced to membership in the bread line. Re sold his place for two meg. ATHLETICS MAKE $51.74 PER MINUTE Philadelphia, Pa., Oct 13. John D. Rockefeller, generally credited with being the richest man in the world, will have to grow a little wealthier before his earning capacity in a sprint race can compare with that of the members of the Athletics or Giants. The oil king is credited with an earning capacity of $10.20 a minute, sleeping or waking. Local mathema ticians have been at work and have figured that members of the Athletics during the recent world's series made $51.74 a minute, or about 86 cents a second, while the defeated Giants made $34.49 a minute, or a trifle more than 57 cents a second. . From their regular share, without any bonus that may be paid, the Ath letic players are to receive $3,244 and the Giants players $2,162. The actual playing time of the five games was 627 minutes, divided as follows: 2:06, 2:22, 2:11. 2:09 and 1:39. GIANTS' SPOILS HELD BY GOMMISH New York Players' World Ser ies Melon Kept Writers' Contracts Wanted. New York, Oct. 13. When the New York Giants applied to the national commission yesteiday for the losers' share of the world's series receipts they did not get the mouey. They were informed that the commission wished first to see the contracts of the player-authors who are members of the Giants, so that it might be as sured theirengagements to report the world's series were entered Iito be fore Sept 27. . Before the start of the series last week- - the national commission laid down the rule that no baseball player or manager might write for the news papers during any future world's ser ies. It was decided, however, that players who had contracts dated be fore Sept. 27 might go ahead with their writing this year. . Half a dozen members of the Giants wrote newspaper articles on the ser ies during the play of last week. Now the commission wants to Inspect their contracts before it turns over the series money to the men of the team. It was declared last Monday that those player-authors Who could not produce bona fide contracts signed before the date specified would be penalised, but it did not announce the penalty. As a matter of fact no penalty is likely to be inflicted, and the Giants' share of approximately $2,162 each in the series money will probably be paid to them in' Bhort order practical ly Intact, as it is believed all the writ ing men among them can produce properly attested contracts antedating D'the commission's announcement of its ban upon player-authorship. The sum of $100, however, will be deducted from the New York players' share because of the fine of that amount inflicted upon Arthur Fletcher for his excited conversation with Um pire Connolly last Thursday at the Polo grounds. The Giants themselves have voted $1,000 of their money to the widow of John Murphy, the xroundkeeper at the Polo grounds for many years, who died recently. Fred Merkle, the Giants' first baseman, presented his fellow players' request yesterday to the commission members, who met informally at their hotel headquarters. Merkle, who bore a letter from the players of the club asking that the Giants' share of the receipts in the aggregate be turned over to him, was informed as to the commission's rul ing regarding the player-author con tract matter and left without the money, but with no serious fear that the sum earned by the players of bis team would be long withheld. AH the ArguaL news an the time Thf ADDRESED TO WOMEM IS YOURS A Case of "BJerves?" Hot flashes, dizziness, fainting spells, backache, headache, bearing-down pains, aervounea all sraaymptnma of irrcg-BlaritT and tonal disturbances and ara not beyond relief. ' -Dr.-FierM'g Favorite Prescription is that of a famoua physician untuaally experieoe4. in the treating of women's peculiar ailments. For f arty years it has been recommended to suffering womankind. Thousands of women can bear witness to its beneficial qualities. Perhaps its aid is all that , le required to raetnre to yea perfect beal'h and strenrth. Ham is tae time to act, write In. B. V. fierce, Saflaio. I ASC HOW Ha. Dottfmo Booana, ef Sae Fnnciaea. Cclif., wrlta s ""I taM plwiiiM ia racaoBiaaodin rotor wot4rfu! timtftim. anal ' wh to aaf in tobaif af your 't axaotn Praacnpooa' ixAm aynfii Lnacovarr inn wirwmn in. aww - ranoua tnuaUa that a ataman ia a to. Thaaa nam mm . torn wbaaataarafaiiadaaai I tjaaraiaae raaohr tm take (, . I laaaa rau tat jeur acnaa." YOTJH DRUGGIST CAW SUPPXY TOTJ r INLIUIDOB TABLET- FOBB, L THREE-I MOGULS MEET TOMORROW Rock Island's Baseball Fate for 1914 to Be Decided at Chicago. ADVANCE DOPE IS SCARCE j. T. Hayes of Davenport to Bid for Islander Franchise Echo from Dubuque. Whether or not Rock Island will have a Three-I league franchise In 1914 will be decided tomorrow, when the annual fall meeting Is called at Chicago. Secretary James T. Hayes of the Davenport association will rep resent Rock Island's interests and will make a bid for an Islander berth pro vided that everything is auspicious. By auspicious, is meant Tearney out of the presidential chair next year. Clarence Rowland of Dubuque, who has declared himself in favor of Tear ney for reflection, does not antici pate any warfare at the Chicago gath ering, which would indicate that the wheels have been properly lubricated in advance. The following from the Dubuque Telegraph-Herald is self ex planatory: ROWLAND TALKS. " 'I do not look for an old time fight at the Three-I league meeting in Chi cago Tuesday. When I say this I am making no predictions, but sim ply feel as If the matters to be han-' died at the session will be done up with expedition and dispatch. I am in ignorance as to the possibilities of a successor to Al Tearney as presi dent of the league or a change In the circuit with Rock Island holding a berth in 1914. This is weighty busi ness and even if I felt as if such changes were to be effected I would not care when they were actually handled. The directors and club own ers of the league have asked for strict attention to business when they meet and this plan I hope will be carried out." OFF FOR CHICAGO. "The above was Clarence Rowland's final statement before boarding a late train for Chicago, where he will attend the annual meeting of the Three-I league at the Palmer house Tuesday and attend to other import ant business pending his arrival in baseball circles there. The schedule, franchise and presidency matters will, of course, head the business at the session. Jim Hayes has stated that he will succeed Tearney as boss of the league only on the condition that ne is asked and need not flsht to get it. Unless Mr. Hayes would see Ct to drop his interests in the Dav enport club it is hardly likely that he would be selected as an unpreju diced executive. Regarding Rock Island's bid for a franchise, nothing can be stated until the question of a vacancy is placed before the meeting. The schedule and other matters this fall will be handled with dispatch if the best interests of the league are considered." "BONEHEAD" MERKLE OUT WITH AN ALIBI New York, Oct. 13. Like all great fighters, Merkle has an alibi. This un fortunate Gothamite is suffering one of the most drastic, concerted criti cisms ever directed upon a human, and Merkle was trying to stage a well conceived, though wretchedly execut ed, play. After the game the unhap py Giant explained that it was his intention to touch Baker as the latter approached on the first base line, then to toss to McLean, thereby doubling Muroby, who is one of the fastest men In organised baseball. Both runners outguessed Merkle. who was made to look like four cents' worth of Eskimo dog meat. Logans Win irst The Logan baseball heroes have or ganised a football team and yesterday began the season with a victory oyer a picked eleven from the west end, 20 to 0. A game had been scheduled with the Greenbush tcaai, but the latter failed to show tip. . Although outweighed, the Logans oTset that handicap with their speeL The line plunging of Olson and the end runs of Brown and Garlock proved tod. .much for the West Ends. CUBED