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TITK ROCK ISLAND AKGTJS. SATURDAY, JAXUAKV 31, ion.
THREE-1 LEADERS .
Tearney Desirous of Getting
City Back Into Fold for
HATTER RESTS WITH FANS
frfnch e Can Be Secured If Baseball
Enthusiasts Deire League Ball
Mere This Summer.
ue Seeks Rock Island For 1914 Berth Federals May Play Here
LOSES FAST GAME
NO PRIMROSE PATH WAS MIDDLEWEIGHT
CHAMP'S ROAD TO FISTIC PRESTIGE
Tta Three-1 league w ants Rock ls-
iad to return again to the fo.d and the
gutter cf a franchise for the city will
takes up at the annual w inter se
of the magnates In Quincy within
0 next two weeks. Rock Island will
cixlesa send a delegation and
better or not the Three-I w ill be al
fcrttd to Include this city within ita
jif txaln is a matter which will
Mt entirely with the fans here.
Jack Tighe and Charles J- Smith
wts lust returned from Chicago,
wfct a conference was held with Al
TearaeTt president of the league, re
aring the ba-tfDan question nere.
Troey la of the opinion that Rock
blttd Is against his administration.
i2 stated as much, but admitted that
t and the remaining league heads
reeT deeiriou of getting tho city J
lr.a si a member of teh league.
Attendance Always Good.
Tearney's reasons for desiring Rock
bland are that the attendance records
ters hare always been above par, and
lis city ha the largest territory to
in Its fans from of any other city
la die league with the possible ercep
tjoo of Davenport. When the two
tauia. the Blue Sox and the Islanders.
Bet, the crowds are enormous, and
till fact baa always proven of great
foancial benefit and assistance to the
Three-I. Tie rivalry betwer-n the two
efts is great, and the interest stands
H inch a nlga pitch that the league . (!stence anU determination brought
aanot help but benefit should itock j nim to the place he holds today.
UUsd desire to extend the favor of When Chip flr?t started to make his
I. H. S. Five Defeats Maple
City Team by 52 to 7
REEVES TAKES THE HONORS
Makes 20 Points for Local Brain
more Girls Wallop Vaseline
Ceorgo Chip, the middleweight
cha&'.p, didn't find the way to his pres
ent fistic prestige a primrose path.
The Madison miner in his earlier
struggles bad a pretty tough time of
it and only a great amount of per-
inia entering the circuit.
Nothing definite has been done on
the question by TIghe or Smith, but It
a certainty that the ultimate re
mit of their visit to Chicago lie
nolly with the fans.
Dees Not Favor Central.
Although Tearney would not commit
tlmself definitely retarding the fran
mark in the fight game be won most
of the bouts he took part in, but it
was some while before ho rose from
the prelim class. While a very green
kid with little experience he w-as i j.i
ed with Buck Crouse, a veteran per
former, and Chip suffered a k. o. in
the third round. At that point in bis
career he had never been paid any
cfcle which Rock Island could take I ort or a purse and Ills dereat at the
PC he voiced his ODinlon nealnst the1 hands of Crouse was discouraging.
Th ring game didn't look as bright
and rosy as he had thought when he
started out and he was Just about
ready to resign. However, he finally
jruposed entrance Iiere of the Central
raotfatioB, for many and varied rea
tcts. la the first place the attendance
Roord of the Davenport team would
ta greatly hindered. It is understood
tUt representatives are in Chicago
tils week from the Central association
eklng aa effort to have Tearney sur
rttler territorial rights br but
It Is tot thought tliat they will meet
vita any measure of success.
Federals May Com:.
Tigite announces tiiat he lias con
ferred with both Joeph Tinker and
MOTHM-ftf TOTwn r t ' .1
. ' 1 lll-T V 1 . i .1 L 1, aijll rr- 1 T- I -, ,
a, I. -I. , , I iiiMuai, reu. J riiu'3 la iMauu
HWcUvelv. ar.rf v,;. nnriiranv t.,H I City Bowllix league. R. I. Brews vs,
tiefr consent to play here prior to the j 26"" at s- J"''pn alloys: Ifubers vs.
StL'-sg of the trasnn. if Ito-k Island j ('olts sit Harms alleys.
aot get into either the Central or J Garns In Rock Island City Bahket-tteTire-I
leae-je This would doubt-' Lal1 'K"" t nJu school gjmnaKiura.
fc prove an exrepMonllv pood draw-1 Auptwtana m. Outlaws. Maroons vs.
bf cart, and the fans cou!d see some ! Ceiitrai. Indf pendents vs. Socials.
"si elusy playing. I
Thursday. Feb. 5 Teanuts" Scbie-
declared tnat he was going to ctick
to the game and it was lucky that he
did for shortly after his affairs began
After passing the turn In the road
George's good fortune has steadily in
creased. His remarkable punch be
gan to show itself and later he laid
out Tonany Gavigan, the clever Cleve
land middleweight, and topped things
off a week later by defeating Frank
Klaus. Many began to bail him as a
champ, an honor to which George had
long aspired. And Just to show them
that the Klaus k. o. had been on the
level he turned the trick again a lit
Since tbe Klaus victory Chip has
shown several other very creditable
performances, as for example his trim
ming of Tim O'Xeil. And though he
nows enjoys all tbe ease and affluence
of a champion be will not be apt to
forget the pain and care it co.st him
to reach the top.
Des Moines, Iowa, at Harms alleys, for
$50 side bet.
Monday. Feb. 2 "Peanuts' Schie-tx-rl
meets Knockout Mars in main
go at Milwaukee in n'ost important
bout of local boy's career. Teu rounds.
TWO FAST GAMES
Cross Countrys Meet Des
Moines While All Stars
Journey to Clinton.
I berl leave for Montana
J Local Sport Calend?r fit months' tr;p. Has five bouts schei
. - -
Sstarday. Jan. 31 Rock Island City j
"tol gymnasium. Aui;u-tar:a vs.
CictraJs. Maroons vs. Independent.
iwilor ax,d Senior divisions of V.
-C.A. Ch;rch Packet bn'l l..i?.iA nhv
K cIJiMon rrnnas1um afternoon
Arir-I Golf 1:!, rioses for wint-r
and win i:'t ej.n until extri
repairs have L--ri ur. I.-rpcri".
"en Kr-t CUmou. Iowa, ali rtar
tori at CllnK.n.
Crosi Couctrjs ,f Twin City Bowl-
agn taat l Oid Tavern team of
Games in Twin City Bowling league.
Ilelif.bles vs. Colts at Moline alleys;
Cufcn.v. Crors Countrj's at St. Julleti
alleys: Mollno v. Stock Leaders at
Friday. Tcb. G Augustana college
basketball team mtets Heddiog college
at Ablug Ion, 111.
Church Teams to Play.
The Senior and Juuior divisions of
tie Itork Island Y. M. C. A, church
'eacue w ill meet this afternoon and to
night at the association gymnasium in
the regular games of the league sched
ule. The Juniors i lay this afternoon,
v bile tbe older men meet tonight.
Local bowlers and fans look for two
clove and Interesting contests tomor
row when the Cross Country meet the
fast Old Tavern five from Des Moines,
la., for a $50 side bet, and the All
Stars Journed to Clinton, for a con
test with the all star five of that city.
Tlio Cross Countrys will line up at
the Harms alleys tomorrow afternoon
with Sturk. Joe Wick. Churchill. Her-
The local high school team had an
easy time again last night and easily
copped the big end of the score of thq
title with the Monmouth high school
five, the final count being 52 to 7. At
do time during the game did the Mon
mouth men prove themselves in the
class of tbe locals, although in the
first few minutes they held the locals
scoreless, while they had a single
point. At times the Maple City lads
would show a burst of speed, which
resulted generally in nought. Througn."
out the contest, the visitors had ex
cellent teamwork, but the work of
Reeves and especially Rinck at guard
held down the score of the M. H. S.
The curtain raiser between the
Brainmore (Brin Maur) and Vaseline
(Vassar) girls proved interesting, the
Brainmore lassies winning the honors,
20 to 2.
Reeves Leads in Points.
Reeves started the scoring for the
locals and kept it up throughout the
game, making in ail a total oi zu
points. His man, however, succeeded
in making none. Two long shots, the
Kngth of the floor, which dropped
cleanly through the hoop, were the two
spectacular events of the evening, and
both were made by Reeves in succes-
cession. His work throughout the
game w as of an 18 karat grade, and he
kept the team work of the Islander
quintet going all the time. Time and
again he would carry the ball from
the far end of the gym down to' the
local basket on a dribble, pass it to
another Islander, and two more points
were rung up on the local's register.
Chalk at forward played a good
game, although outshone by Reeves
in the basket column. He put up a
scrappy battle and made a number of
Subs Are Used by R. I. H. S.
In the last half of the game, with it
safely stowed away, both Andrews
and Hinckley were run into the con
test. Both men played well the posi
tions assigned to them. Andrews was
the only man on the Is:and quintet
who did not locate the -hoop, but he
played classy ball nevertheless.
The teams lined up as follows:
Monmouth (7). Rock Island (52)
Dougherty rf ..Kipp, Hinckley
Schwerdt If Cbalk
Story c. .Glass, Andrews.
Parr rg Rinck
Cobb ig Reeves
Field baskets Reeves 9, Chalk 7.
Rinck 3. Hinckley 2, K.pp 2, Glass 1.
Schwerdt 1. Story 1. Foul goals
Kipp 2 Reeves 2 Dougherty 3.
KeleretJ Kobb. Tinieaeeper Hip-
Their Sad Sad Plight.
Evidently the Monmouth coach,
Smith by name, believes in the old old
saying which has been too often aous
ed, "that a poor excuse is better than
none" for Just as the game was about
to begin, the Wizard of the Monmouth
challenged Augustana, the local boys
trimming the Y. M. C. A. in two out
of three games for the title. Here is
the Davenport record for the present
Davenport, 46; Iowa City, 33.
Davenport, 33; Muscatine. 32."
Davenport, 39; Rock Island Inde
Davenport, 56; Parsons college, 24.
Davenport. 88; Quincy, 5.
Davenport. 67: Moline, 15.
Davenport, 27; Muscatine, 35.
FIGHT FOR TITLE
Campi-Williams Go In Vernon
Promises to Be One of the
High team score single game. Cubs,
High team score three games, Cross
Country. 2714. " ' ' '
High individual single game, ' C.
Holm, Moline, 243.
High individual score three games,
E. Churchill, Colts. 614.
Cross Country, 844-11; Cubs, 838-23;
Moline, 818-15; Stock Leaders, 807;
Coles, 7S1.10; Reliables, 778-41.
H. W.. CLEM ANN.
Secretary Tw in City League.
Gnstavus Adolphus Fnre
Fast for Locals in Second
Contest at St. Peter.
SINNET READY TO SCRAP
man Wick and John Wlrlt tnoinir Ilia
line. The All S'ars w ill be composed I lve sterped to the middle oi the gym
of Roantree. Mueller, Hampton, W'oot-j &r and ia a Iew terse words spoken
en and Salznian
Sunday. Feb. 8. the All Stars
will boi against th Cross Country
team for a side bet of
Local Boy Does Not Intend to Be
Counted Out of Running After
Showing Against Coulon.
Wee gladiators of the roped arena
will hold the boards today, when
Eddie CampI, pride of the Pacific
coast, and Kid Williams, the Baltimore
walloper, collide in Tom McCarey's
Vernon ring in a scheduled 20-round
clash for the near bantam weight hon
ors. McCarey is telling the world
that the winner will be heralded as
champion of the 116-pound division,
but one Jawn Coulon, residing in
Chicago, considers this announcement
a bit far-fetched, inasmuch as he is
the present wearer of the titular re
galia. That the winner of today's combat
and Coulon will meet some time in the
near future in a bona fide champion
ship muss is the surest thing you
know. In fact, Johnny has written
McCrary authorizing him to arrange
a championship match, one that will
be staged after Coulon has engaged
in two or three bruising mills with
bantams who are rated several de
grees better than second raters. On
dope Williams looks to be the logical
winner in the Vernon tilt. He is
stronger than the coast flash, a
rugged, willing mixer, thoroughly
schooled in the art of infighting, and,
moreover, he has scored a victory
over Cam pi.
Sinnet Wants Battle.
Young" Frankie Sinnet of Rock Is
land, the game little scrapper who
shaded the champion, Johnny Coulon,
in a recent 10 round scrap would
like to meet the best of them. - Sin-
net's great battle with the title holder
has classed him at the top of the lad
der, and his ability to take an awful
beating and then retaliate during the
last few rounds, turning apparent de
feat into victory, has classed him as a
modern "Battling" Kelson.
Sinnet does not Intend that promot
ers shall count him out of the running
in spite of the fact that most of the
Chicago papers can see nothing but
Coulon. And at that Frankie is the
favorite of the 'American, Inter-Ocean
The local pug says that he is ready
to meet any and all of them, and his
managers will doubtless arrange some
excellent battles for him in the near
future. He wants another chance at
Coulon, and also a chance for the real
title, and the way things looks now,
Frankie is going to get it.
PLOW CITY TEAM
President Justice and Other Of
ficials Arrive in Moline for
President M. E. Justice of the Cen
tral Baseball association, accompanied
by Belden Hill of Cedar Rapids and A.
F. Lawrence of Muscatine, arrived in
Moline today for the purpose of con
ferring with Moline baseball fans, en
thusiasts and any other interested in
the project of league ball this summer
for the city. Prominent business men
of Moline are greatly in favor of league
baseball this year and disposed to al
low the association to enter the city,
but whether or not the Three-Eye
league will consent to waive its terri
torial rights is a matter of conjectnre.
It is a positive fact that baseball in
Moline would hinder attendance in both
Rock Island and Davenport, providing
the former city gets into the Three-
Eye fold, and for that reason Tearney
may not desire to surrender the terri
torial claim he holds.
President Justice is In favor of the
business men of Moline organizing for
the purpose of taking the matter up in
definite form, and believes that the
city will have league baseball In 1914.
Whether or not his supposition is cor
rect remains-to be seen.
Training: Dates Out
The following training dates for the
various major league teams have been
' AMERICAN LEAGUE.
Philadelphia, March 7, at Jacksonville.
Washington, March 5, at Charlottes
Cleveland, March 1, at Athens, Ga.
Boston, March 9, at Hot Springs.
Chicago, March 4, at Paso Robles.
Detroit, March 2, at Gulfport, Miss.
New York, March 1, at Houston.
St. Louis, Feb. 14 at St. Petersburg.
New York, March 1, at Marlin.
Philadelphia, March 3, Wilming
ton. - Chicago, Feb. 20, at Tampa, Fla.
Pittsburgh, March 8, at Hot Springs.
Boston, March 3, at Macon.
Brooklyn, March 1, at Augusta.
Cincinnati, March 1, at Mobile.
St. Louis, Feb. 23, at St. Augustine.
COEDS LOSE AT DE KALB7
Normal Glrla Prove Too Fast
Augustana Maidens and Win
Game by Score of 18 to 7.
In one of the fastest and most close-..-Iy
guarded games ever played on the:
Gustavus Adolphus floor at St. Peter, ?
Minn., the Gustavus-quintet defeated.'
the Augustana college five last night
by the count of 17 to 10. From the
start it was apparent that the result:
would be close and the scores low, a:
both teams were fighting neck and.'
neck to win. The local lineup was tier:
same as the first game between the
two colleges, Sten and Anderson at-
forward, Swedberg at center and Berg
and Hultgren at guard.
Tonight the boys will return to Roc at
Island from their barnstorming trip; -with
a record of one game won and
two lost, not a bad record considering'
the teams whom they have met.' The'
Gustavus Adolphus five are Minnesota'
state collegiate champions, and while
the Luther college five of Iowa are not" .
classed as fast, the boys were all in'
over their long trip and had to start?'
the ganue a short time after arriving
in Decorah, ' . 'l:
College Girls Lose.
In a fast game at De Kalb, 111., the-
Augustana Co-eds lost to the De Kalb
Normal girls, by the count of 18 to 7.
The game was well played from the.
start but the result is a surprise to
local college students as a victory had,,
been expected for the college co-eds..
The lineup of the Augustana quintet
was as follows: a
Right forward Ethel Isaacson.
Left forward Laura Anderson.
Center Amy Anderson. t
Right guard Rllla Frazer. t.
Left guard Clara Blakemore.
Substitute Eleanor Magmison.
City Basketball League J
Games for Tonight.
Augustana Reserves vs. Centrals.
Maroons vs. Independents.
Outlaws vs. Socials.'
DAVENPORT YOUTH ABLE. ;
TO ENTER RING AGAIN;
Jack Racer, the well known light
weight scrapper from Davenport, is
again able to enter the fight ring, foP
lowing his recent injury when he was,
knocked completely unconscious in a,;
bout. He will meet "Fighting" Kramy
er at Milkaukee Feb. 2, as preliminary:
to the go between Schieberl and Mars.t
BY H. F. POD.
A Hoscatlne dally printed a story a
J days ago concerning the two
Island men w ho went to Chicago
confer with Tearney. And they
Thd It up wit, tf,e following
r Ht of information: "Maybe it
V the Three-I berth that the mrs
delegation from Rock Island
Z la the conference with Al
;T It mlsh T possibly be that
ta t'ng cajoled into permit
r a Central association invasion."
f. how w,n inform, they are ja
ln. Seem to know more about
" bwlaets than we do ourselves.
J"y Coulon says that he must
J3 reuin bis title. To what title
m Wrr, jawn ,nay we a8k?
yrlay we were vUited by a
mountain of humanity, known
to L Bousher.- ell managed
k through the door, u-cotn-hy
bis manager, who never
'he s'sles at more than 100
and we were Introduced.
I Si LI
In a voice which was pitched low and
pathetic, told of the plight of the
Maple City regular five. "From sick
ness and other causes, the downstat
ers bad to bo represented by five green
men, in fact." said Mr. Smith. "We
have our entire second team with us
tonight. Wo have no apology to offer, i (j Bowling League Averages f
but merely wish to say that this is tne i s
GERMANS WIN FROM
SOUTH PARK TEAM
The Oerman Evancelical basketball
team, defeated the South Park Presby
terian five by a score of 12 to 6, the
game being flayed on the Turner hall
floor. All but two of the South Park's
scores were made on fouls.
German Evangelical F. Krueger, 3
field baskets; H. Swanson, 3 field bas
South Park W. Bear, 1 field basket;
Fry, .4 foul baskets. j
Effective February 1, 1914.
In conformity with the order of the
Interstate Commerce Commission
Whatever grudge the big Frenchman
bad against our hand we know not.
but tbe doc told us we could use it
again within a month. We talked a
few moments about nothing, and the
tig guy waa gone. My, but what a
handshake that boy did have!
Cheerup! How'd you like to be the
ice or the coal man this year?
Things look now as though Jimmle's
poor old granny was due to die many
times In Rock Island next summer.
Ioks like tbe baseball bug Is burring
sure enough, and JImmie, tbe office
boy, is always "right on de Job."
Galesburg Trims Moline,
Tbe fast Galesburg quintet defeated
the Moline high school five last night
at Galesburg, the final count being 36
to lo. The Moline boys lined up with
Hollowcll and Sballberg at forward.
Grlpp at center, Ellis and Williams at
guard. The Galesburg 'five lined up
with Hoover. Rearick. Hamblin, Iuger-
soll and Boydston on the floor.
Davenport High School Wins.
The Davenport high scbool basket
ball team maintained its good record
last night, by defeating the Cedar
Rapids team in one of tbe closest and
fastest games ever played in the tri
cities, the score at the finish being 10
to 8. The Davenport, five has not lost
a high school game this year and has
met some of tbe fastest teams in the
state. The nest two gamea on tbe
schedule will be against Iowa City and
Arsenal Club Closes.
The Arsenal Golf club closes its
quarters today for tbe remainder of
the winter season, as extensive repairs
and remodeling work are planned for
the next few weeks. The club house.
links, etc.. will be put In the very heat
of shape for tbe conning season of ten
nti. golf and other sports participated
in by tbe members.
second team representing the Mon
mouth nigh school who w ill, neverthe
less endeavor to win, playing the best
they can." Mr. Smith we sympathise
with you, but we've heard that stuff
Brainmore Girls Win.
The Brainmore lassies defeated the
Vaseline girls in the curtain raiser,
taking the big end of a 20 to 2 score.
Much interest was displayed over the
TWIN CITY. BOWLING LEAGUE
I Name. Club. Aver.
A. Salzmann CU 176-35
J. Wlch CC .... 176-34
E. Churchill C 175-4
H. Wich CC 171-13
i ov,i.j rr 171.1 il
C. Roantree CU 170-23
C. Holm M 169-21
J. Wich CC ........ 168-35
F. Wooten R 16S-27
C.Mueller.. CU 168-11
M . - 167-33
W. Stark CC 167-10
A. Lau. . . .
C. Bunch. . .
came and when the teams lined up. ,
he first and second teams J. Freedeen
picked sometime ago by The Argus. ! H. Vollmer SL
The first team (Brammores) had an.
easy time. me summary is as- ioi-lows:
Bralmore (20). Vasellnc(2)
Margaret Cook rf. Elizabeth Bryan j Vewman SL
Blanche Carpenter rf. ..Alberta Glasco p. Llndberg M
Ruth Blakemore . . .c. .Harriet Darling . e. Van Etton SL
Anna Dittman rg Hazel KerfjC. Renaud M -160-15
June Nelson Ig.Dorothy Schoesse ; O. Hamption CU 160-12
Field goals Blanche Carpenter 8. G- Johnson. R ., ?5? ?9
Margaret Cook 2. Foul baskets Eliza, j i""' !
. 0 stetnnauer au ios-ij.
Whlslcr. Timekeeper " ,
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Between 5 lbs. 10 lbs. 20 lbs.
ROCK ISLAND, Express Express Express
and the Insured Insured Insured
following points: New Old New Old New Old
, rates rates rates rate3 rates rates
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Chicago. 111. 24 35 28 45 36 50
St. Paul, Minn. 27 50 35 60 50 75
Denver, Col 38 75 E6 110 93 140
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WHY JOHNSON IS
HI AIMING TITIF P -Young.
...... w Stewart...
Coach Johnson of the Davenport Y. a. Verich
M. .C. A. gives his reasons for claim-1 p. van Hecke.
Ing the trl-city basketball title, rtatlng , w. Warren C .
that bis team has defeated all of the ; r. Carlson C .
. 155-7 ,
.... 150-27 i
.... 149-9 ,
contenders with the exception of the n Dohrn..: R 139-10 !
Augustana college quintet. Johnson j. Thoragreen R 13C-3 i
did Just this same thing .last year andc. Ede R 133-
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