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IN MAJOR LEAGUE
TRAINING CAMPS
Uvr Seculars Pine Ball and
Win 6 to 4 Games on 17
Safe Swats.
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SECONDS BREAK STREAK
'Xnb Gama Poatponed by Frcity Ale
' Chicago Feds Play Inalde Game
at Shreveport.
i Calif . March 21. The
,iir gox won a slugging match
rom Venice yesterday by the narrow
jrpla f to 4 in the run column.
:bst Iter outtatted the ir opponents a
jot more than that in the swat depart-
--.f.f Seventeen hits were necessary
u compile the Sox run?, while the
..-iT. mere ahle to get their four
tallies on eight hafeties. It was as
M,m-,it tor the south s-iders to score
.. during the regular playing season
John Collins. lial Chase and Scotty
ixirk mauled the ball for three safe-
tie apiece, and one of Chase's was a
tent bagger. Alcock made two
ilegles and what would have been a
torce run for any one cle, but Scot
ty was limping painfully with a
Charley horte which broke out on
Ha a few days ago and could not
jet farther than third base on a liner
wUch traveled into the farthef-t corn
er of center field.
Sox Seconds Lose.
Oakland, Calif.. March 21. Catcher
yayer's sore arm lost the game to
Sib Francisco yesterday afternoon, 8
to (. and broke the Sox Seconds' win
sing streak. He hurt his whip play
fcg third the first part of the week
tzi the Seals soon found they could
steal bases at w ill
la the fourth the locals ran so fast
ill often that five runs came across
in a hurry and decided the affair then I
ind there. Sullivan came to the ree-
rae too late. Smith, with better sup
port, might have got away with the
fixe. He retired in the seventh to
pre Timmersman a chance. Timmy
fused the Crtt two and was quickly
replaced by Wolfgang.
Cnbs Postpone Came.
Birmingham. Ala., March 21. Man
fs Hank O'Day and his Chicago
Cabs were greeted yesterday morning
on their arrival from Savannah by
President Baugh of the local base
Uil club, who offered to call oft the
tontest scheduled for the afternoon
because of frost. This offer was ac
cepted without d-Iay. There was
Iroft in the air all night, and there
woald have been a fro.t at the ball
park if the teams had attempted to
piay. for when the mercury drops to
tie freezing point in these parts Mr.
Soathern League Fan does not ap
pear with his coin at the box office
ladow.
Federal Play Indoors.
Shreveport, La., March 21. lUin
and chilly weather didn't stop the
Waiting of the Chicago Federals yes
terday. The diamond was too wet
ad the air too chilly, eo Manager
Tltker took the squad to the Col
lawni at the fair grounds and two
anea of indoor baseball, one in the
The Reason Why
-material skill lime. This m
.whole secret of Cascade's honest
Knoriiy.
f Cncal bosltac tu cU pUtaUl
C10.A.DICKEL Sc CO.,LriXUr
l.'j..'le. Term. "
l0 T. MURRIN, Diatributor.
WALL PAPERS
A. THOMAS
The Painter and Decorator.
Want to Do Your Papering and
"d Palntinn Riu. Him m Trial.
Jilt Thlrty-eeventh St. Rock laland
morning ana one in the afternoon,
made the day one of the llYellest
tnce the athletes came ehre.
The regulars trimmMl th nii,.-
la the morning; session, which went
only seTen Innings, The score u
to 8. In the afternoon Captain
Block of the Blokes sought revenge
and trimmed the regulars In a terrific
contest that lasted 14 Innings, the final
score being 15 to 14.
Baltimore 7; Phillies 6.
GreenBboro. N. c.. March 21. The
Baltimore Internationals won the
third Tlctory of their fire game series
with the Philadelphia National lea
gue team at Fayettevllle. N. C. 7 to
6. The rlctory was mostly due to
Derrick, Glelschmann and Egan, each
of whom hit for three bases In suc
cession. Boston Braves Trim Newark.
Macon. Ga, March 21. The Bos
ton Nationals again defeated -the
ar international league team
here 5 to 3 in a seven inning contest.
a wwiuer was cold.
FEDERAL RULES
ARE DIFFERENT
aii games In the Federal league
will be conducted a bit differently
from the way the American and Na
tional league handle them. While
there w-ill be no changes in the actual
playing rules, the league will be gov
erned by Its own rules, which dllfer
materially from those of the other
majors.
At the recent meeting of the um
pire? with President Gilmore in Chi-
CHgo. the whole thing was gone over
and a set of rules drawn up. Umpire
Bill Brennan, the chief of the staff,
who is anchored here with the Chicago
Fed?,' says the changes have been
adopted officially.
One of the principal points of the
net" fjt-tem Js a plan to keep unruly
flayers In the game and penalize them
with fines Instead of cietlng and sus-
pending them.
The reason for this measure is that
the Fcdeial league officials believe the
public hates to see a player put out of
the game, especially if he Is a star, no
matter if the player be one of the vis
iting team.
Another reason was that the officials
believe nothing hurts a player more
than taking his money, and if he
knows that he surely will be fined $25
for getting put out he is not so likely
to carry on a useless row with the um
pire as he would be If only a three
days' suspension might result.
Another rule adopted was to allow
coachers to talk at all times, but at no
time to allow their conversation to be
personal to opposing pitchers or other
players.
In the National league the rule has
been that a coacber cannot talk until
a runner is on the base, and then can
talk only to the base runner. The
American league permitted more
talking. The Federal league believes
it livens up the game to have the
coacher talking and encouraging the
batter as well as the base runners, and
at any time.
One Rub in Time Saves Nine.
Don't wait until your hair is gone,
gut keep all you have If possible.
We recommend Meritol Hair Tonic as
a reliable preparation for keeping the
scalp in a clean and healthy condition
and promoyng hair growth. It Is a
preparation of genuine merit, one we
are pleased to guarantee to you. H. O.
Rolfs. Hock Island, 111, exclusive
agent. (Adv.)
There Is hardly a sport which has a
more interesting history than bowling.
While baseball, football and other
branches of athletics Jiave been trao
ed into the middle ages. It la worthy
of note that bowling also has a his-
torv which dates back quite as far.
A reputable authority, who has made
quite a study of the sport, naa writ
ten at short history of the sport, a brief
of which follows:
Bowling seema to have originated ia
the middle agea. It wa at that time
a purely outdoor game, as was the ruie
with everything of that period. The
sport was known by a variety of
names. It wa. called "bowles."
French "bouies" and "careau." These
three namea aeem to have been the
most common, but there are others,
quite a number purely local. As play
ed at that time, the game was very
different from the present sport, but
there was much similarity.
The game was first introduced into
the American continent early In the
18th century, and possibly the latter
part of the 17th. It. seems to have
been very popular in New York early
in the 18tla cenutry. An old map of
that city of the date of 1728 shows a
bowling green on the north side of
the public garden, situated near the
King's farm, near the foot of Murray
and Warren streets.
Also in 1732 the locality called Bowl
ing Creen, at the foot of Broadway,
and known by the same name at the
present day. wa9 leased from the city
I Bowling Old-Time Game
RITCHIE FOULED
CLAIM OF DOCTOR
Wolgast Would Have Won
Fight is Sensational Story
Sent From Chicago.
STOUT HAD COLD FEET
Jozies Placed Thousands of Dollars on
Ad to Win Milwaukee Battle
Scribes Say No,
Chicago. March 21. That Willie
Ritchie Is still lightweight champion
of the world is due to the faint heart
of Harry Stout, referee of the recent
Wolgast-Ritcfiie battle in Milwaukee
'f rumors that will not down are to be
believed. From Milwaukee came the
story of a plot that was to have rob
bed the champion of his laurels but
just when it looked as though ail was
ready for the killing. Stout lost his
nerve.
Were the story that of one person
little weight would be given it but sev
eral prominent Chicagoans tell the
yarn and it begins to loop as though
there was something more than gos
sip to it. As the story runs, Wolgast
was to go down from the first blow to
the stomach and claim - foul and the
referee was to stop the match, call in' a
doctor, examine Wolgast and if any
signs of a foul showed, the fight was
to be given him on a foul.
In order that there would be evi
dence of a foul when the physician ex
amined Wolgast. it is claimed the ex-
champion received an injection just
before the match which brought about
the same result as a foul yet was de
void of the pain from the same blow.
That Ritchie was not stripped of his
title was due to Stout getting cold feet
at the last minute.
Conditions before and after the
match bear out the rumor. It is now
positively known that Wolgast lay
awake the night before the fight suf
fering from a bad pain in his left hand
and that three doctors worked on him
for hours relieving the pain and re
ducing the swelling. He entered the
ring practically with the use of but
one hand.
Jones Bets a Pile.
Yet the day of the tight Manager
Jones was taking bets ol all kinds
that Wolgast would win. betting any
where from $100 to $1,000. Those who
know Jones know he lsn t betting
real money on any bloomers. Wolgast
went through with his claim of foul
when the first body punch was deliv
ered. The referee wouldn't allow the
claim. Later he said he didn't hear
Ad's claim, that if he had heard it he
would have called iu a physician to
examine Wo'gast. When Ad returned
to his dressing room after the fight be
was examined ,by a physician who de
clared the ex-champion was fouled, and
claimed the evidence was there. Every
critic of note sat around the ringside
and saw the blow struck, yet not one
would admit the blow was low. Tom
O'Rourke, Ed. W. Smith. Packey Mc
Farland, Emil Thiry. Harry Forbes.
Johnny Coulon and several others de
clared the blow was fair.
The question then arises: "How
did the examining doctor find evidence
of a foul? Is the story true that Ad
wras given an Injection?
Usually when a man is fouled, his
fighting strength Is impaired and he
government and laid out as a public
bowling green. From the time the
sport was introduced into America
the outdoor game has long since given
away to the Indoor.
The first mention of the game being
played indoors on a covered alley is
found in William Fitz-Stephens' "Sur
vey of London," about the 12th cen
tury. The first record of a match
game played indoors in America was a
agme played in the Knickerbocker
alleys in New York city, Jan. 1. 1340.
Since that time the game has con
tinued to grow in popular favor.
Until 1S75, when clubs became very
numerous, there was much diversity
as to the length of the alleys and the
size of the plus and bails, as no stand
ard had ever been adopted. Before
that time th pins used were larger
and heavier than the ones uned now,
and it was a much easier matter to
knock all the pins down by hlttini; one
or two. making a score of 200 the
limit.
In 1S7S a large number of bowlers.
representing a ' few eastern cities, held
a meeting and adopted rule and regu
lations which at that time answered
the purpose. For the next ten or fif
teen years, or up iinlil 1890, bowling
was a sort of "go-aM-you-ph-ase" game.
In the east they played under the
rules of the National Bowling league.
while In the west, where a sudden
boom started, any rules went. Under
these conditions the boom west of the
AKeghenfes lived but a few years.
TWO" FRENCHMEN IN 1
Krtrt UTTT A T TTA t- -if-'
: J - - '
Jules Goux (topnd Jean Chassagne.
Indianapolis. Ind., March 21. Two
European drivers, Jules Goux and Jean
Chassagne, will be strong contenders
for first hpnors in the 600-mile race
on the Indianapolis motor speedway
Decoration day. Groux won last year.
He will drive a Peugeot, together with
hi3 teammate, Boillot, the champion of
Europe.
Chassagne holds the world's hour
record of 112 miles ' 1,750 yards, es
tablished on the Brooklands track re
cently. This year he will attempt to
prove that, in open competition. Bob
Burman, the American incumbent of
the speed throne, is his inferior.
Chassagne will drive a six-cylinder
Sunbeam, one of the fastest ever
turned out.
hasn't the same snap and speed that
he possessed just before the blow land;
ed. With Wolgast, however, he seem
ed to be fresher after the blow than
before. If it was a p'.ot it didn't
work and the promoters are trying to
bring the pair together again.
FORMER FOOTBALL STAR
IS DEAD IN WINDY CITY
Chicago, 111., March 21. Dr. Olin Mo j
Cormlck, former rootDaii star, aiea in
the Presbyterian hospital yesterday.
He was a practicing physician In
Hersher, 111. McCormick played on the
University of Illinois football elevens
in 1892 and 1893. Later he was a
members of the Physicians and Surg
eons team here. He also competed iu
the Illinois-Carlisle Indian contest
which was staged in the Coliseum at
night.
ASSOCIATION SCHEDULE
WILL SOON BE ISSUED
The Central association playing
schedule for 1914 will soon be
prepared for publication. A. C. Will
ford, chairman of the schedule com
mittee, has received a copy of the pro
mised chart from President Justice
ami the directors of the association
will meet within a short time to con
sider the schedule.
EVANGELIST FORMS TEAM
Billy
Sunday Quit Game to Become
Evangelist, But Here's
New One.
Tiniv Sundav ouit baseball to be
come an evangelist. But he has been
gone one better. Now comes an evan
gelist who is quitting the regular work
to take up baseball. But he is to do
baseball evangelistic work. He hails
from the bible scnool at coiuraoia.
Mo., and he is advertising for players.
He wants large, quick, fast men of
good moral character, who can play
baseball aud who will furnish recom
mendations from a minister of any de
nomination. He also wants ballplayers
who can sing and he' wants them at
oi.ee. He is advertising extensively
and Is also arranging advance dates
for the club.
Washington From a farm of S7
acres owned by Jchti Jones, an ex
blave, has come to the supreme court
the question whether ex-slaves are en
titled io inherit from their brothers
and sisters, who were likewise ex
slaves. The supreme court of Tennes
see decided ex slaves have no inherit
able blood. Counsel for Will Jones,
one of Jones' brothers. In seeking a
reversal, argued that the decision vio
lated the 14tb amendment to the con
stitution. I
ARRANGE CRUISE
TO JULY REGATTA
Motor Boat Fleets Will Journey
By Biver and Canal to
Peoria.
Muscatine, Iowa, March - 21. Ar
rangements are now being made for
the cruise to be made to the Peoria re
gatta this year. Admiral C..P. Hanley
has been informed as to the plans of
the cruise committee of Mississippi
Valley Power Boat association. It is
now planned to form two fleets to be
known as the northern and southern
fleets. The northern flotilla will form
at St Paul and will sail down the big
stream to Rock Island, and will then
proceed through the -Hennepin canal
and rendezvous at Chlllicothe. The
southern fleet .will form at Keokuk,
run down the Mississippi, thence up
the Illinois to Pekin.
The official itinerary will be announc
ed later. The membership of the cruise
committee follows: R. J. Webb of Al
ton, III., chairman; Dr. F. R. Halstead,
Muscatine: A. C. Decker, Keokuk; D.
F. Scribner, Clinton, and C. L. Beards-
lev of Rock Island.
Muscatine motor boat enthusiasts
will be able to join either of the fleets,
but a majority expect to leave via the
Hennepin canal.
II
WATERTOWN J)
Mrs. Joe Schafer of Port Byron was
a visitor nere Tiiursaay at. me zu
bert home.
Mrs. Amanda Allsbrow has sold her
livery barn to Ed Veager of Moline,
who will take possession April 1.
The Baptist Aid society met Wed
nesday at the home of Mrs. Adolph
Breecher.
Miss Lillian Graham lias returned
from- Normal, where she has been at
tending the teachers' institute.
The Royal Neighbors wil hold their
entertainment and supper; at their
hall Friday evening.
Mr. Weideman of Yuma, was a vis
itor at the William Filbert home the
past -week.
Mrs. H. Willie and daughter visit
ed the past few days in Rock Island
with relatives.
Mr. Marcussen Of Davenport was
a business caller here Thursday.
James Waters of Dubuque was a
business caller here the forepart of
the week and stopped while here at
the D. V. Allsbrow home.
Emerson Tabor was caled this week
to Farmington to attend the funeral
of his father. 1
D. Y. Allsbrow is at Rockford at
tending the three days session of the
Northern Illinois Association of Un
dertakers.
Miss Bernice Codort of Hampton
was a visitor at the Louis Taylor
home this week.
Mr. Hobsizer and family have
moved from the Jacob Schieb house
to Moline and L. Taylor now occupies
the house they vacated.
Mrs. McDowell and Mrs. Hodges of
East Moline were callers Friday at
the home of Mrs. Adda Ausbrook.
Mrs. Ross Wainwright of Yuma,
was at the home of Mrs. Nora Fil
bert Friday.
Tuesday evening the W. C. T. U.
held an open meeting at the Baptist
church, a program was given and
light refreshments were served.
Mrs. George Gray and children of
Hampton were Watertown visitors
Saturday.
Mrs. Anna Peterson and children
spent Saturday and Sunday in Hamp
ton with the former's mother, Mrs.
Thompson.
Miss Pearl Rose of Moline was a
caller here Saturday at the home of
her aunt. Mrs. A. D. Coe.
The Methodist Aid society will
meet Wednesday. March 25, at the
church, Mrs. S. P. Conner and Mrs.
Sbepperd entertaining.
Mrs. Adda Ausbrook is in Bloom
ington as a delegate to the Royal
Neighbors' state convention.
Mrs. Martha Odell of Hampton was
a caller nere baturaay.
Mrs. Rosa Walker of Watertown
attended the funeral of Mrs. Dillon
at Hilsdale Tuesday and visited with
Mrs. Flora Jamison.
Mrs. W. W. Willis visited this week
at Carbon Cliff with her mother, Mrs.
Alvlna Johnson.
Elza Walker of Zuma was a busi
ness visitor In Watertown Saturday.
Mrs. Fred Graham and children of
Davenport, were visitors here at the
home of James Graham.
Mrs. W. D. Kitchen was a Moline
shopper Tuesday. .
Mrs. W. B. Keene and daughters
f-pent Tuesday in Davenport at the
home of Mrs. Keene s brother, Ed
O'Donnell.
Miss Edna Starcfoky of Moline
was a Sunday visitor at the home of
her aunt. Mrs. Charles Nelson.
A. G. Abraham and family of Mo
line. spent Sunday with Mrs. Abra
ham's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. O.
Arenschield.
Mr. and Mrs. F. K. Chidester and
daughters were Moline shoppers Sat
urday. The family of H. C. McNeal were
Hampton visitors Sunday at the
George McNeal home.
Miss Mary Lewis of Davenport,
spe.nt Sunday here with1 Mrs. W. W,
Wilson. - - - - -
Frank Sovey Jias rented the George
Wainwright hose and will move this
week. ...
Miss Marie Nicols'of Rock Island
w as a visitor. Sunday at the George
L. Scott home. .
Mrs. D. Y. Allsbrow is entertaining
relatives from out of town.
Roscoe Flowers of Rock Island
spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs,
Walter Coates.
Dan McNeal and son - Henry, re
turned Friday from a . short . business
trip to Wayne county.
F. O. Lyons ' returned Saturday
from Missouri, where he spent sev
era! days on business.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Kitchen have
received the announcement of the
marriage of Miss Ruth Kitchen and
Harvey Rose of Teena, Nev. Miss
Kitchen has visited several times
here with her brother and made many
friends. -
Clarence Hodson has gone on a
business trip to Wisconsin.
Wiliam Waudschieider is visiting
at Omaha, Neb.
The body of Joseph Bryan, the aged
grandfather of Mrs. W. F. Filbert, ar
rived Monday from his late home in
western Iowa. The funeral was held
Tuesday in Port Byron.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Allen were
Sunday visitors at the home of Mrs.
William Hodges in East Moline.
Reason Why American League Leads
Because they persist in hanging on
to their veterans long after their real
usefulness is gone that's the reason
why the National league, once the
classiest organization in baseball, has
had to yield first place to the Ameri
can league.
There has been no denying of the
fact that for the past four years the
American league teams have had it
"on" their National rivals.. The Amer
ican leaguers have been triumphant
in the last four world series com
bats and in the majority of post-season
games between the Americans
and Nationals the teams of the young
er organization have been triumph
ant. In 1913 the American leaguers
were winners in every series in
which they engaged with the Nation
als. A glance through the baseball rec
ords shows the reason. The American
league keeps a star player as long as
he performs in major league style
but not one day longer. They cnt him
adrift when he starts to skid and sup
plant him with new blood, bring to
the fore some youngsters who soon"
ehine just as brightly as did the stars
of old.
With the National league it is dif
ferent. Sentiment seems to cause
i them to keep in the regular lineup
many old stars long after they "have
slowed up, long after added years has
robbed them of their former prowess
and made them inferior to the young
sters whe are camping on the bench
es waiting to break in.
Looking over the" 1904 records of
the American league, and comparing
the rosters of those days with that of
1914, shows that only five men of
the 400 odd, then in that league are
still in American league harness.
Those men are Lajoie and Turner of
the Naps, Crawfotd of the Tigers and
Bender and Plank of the Athletics.
Stovall who joined the Naps back
in 1904, was with the St. Louis
Browns until last fall .and now is
with the Federals. Harry Davis, a
star in 1904 is sMii nn tha Atiiir.Hr-
payroll, but he plays no longer. Jim-1
, ,
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tion against misfortune. '
We cordially invite you to open an account
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LtAb'Ut bflotoflLL
FOR ROCK ISLAND
Federals Talk of Placing City lia
Ww.. TiAMrA .. -1 A U At -
organized.
t
Although no representatives of the
league are known to have been In the
city, it is reported that Rock Island la
being looked upon as one of the cltleei
in a .proposed mnior league to be or
ganized in the middle west by the Fed
eral league.
Rock Island Is .mentioned as a lock
tion for a club along with many of the
larger cities of the middle west, among
them Minneapolis, St. Paul, Pes';
Moines, Omaha, and others.' It is not!
at all unlikely at Rock Island could j
support a club in a minor league of j
this kind. -
New Tests
Bloomington,
on Women's Vote, - j
HLi March 2)1. Otv
ponents of the proposed new court
house in Taaewell county, for which
a bond issue of $250,000 recently was
voted, filed an appeal before the su
preme court, alleging that the vote of!
the women made the election ilegal. '
my Callahan, now mtnager of the
White Sox, Clark Griffith now men-,
ager the Senators and Nick Altrock, .
coacher, are the only players who
played in 1904 who still are drawing.,
salariss from American league.
But it's a bit different on the Na-"
tion league which carried and play
ed regularly in 1913 nearly 25 men'
who were in the game in 1904 and ;
even earlier than that date. In
cluded in this last are Wagner, Bres
nahan, Mathewson, Ames. Camnitz, .
Huggins, Evers, Tinker, McCormick
Brown, Wiltse, Needham, Dooin'.
Kling and McLean. .'"
Glancing over the 1909 roster of
the American and National leagues,
and cjmparing them with the present;
ones, shows that the Nationals still'
have nearly 70 men in their line'ips
who where there iu 1909 while the I
Americans have only about 40. This
means that the American leaguers
have weeded out the slipping stars of '
the other days and that the National
leaguers have hung onto them, and:
lost considerable prestige thereby. A t
The result of these conflicting pol-..
icies has been ehown in the inter- ;
league clashes in the past few years. ,
The American league outfits, com-
posed mostly of kids, have been able
to sweep everything 'before thenSf
the National league with its heavyll
membership of slipping veterans
have slowed up and have had to yielffg
before the onslaught of the youngeii
organization. :j
It seeni3 to be up to the National J
leaguers to weed out the veterans
and let the bench-warming kids ooze'i
out into the spotlight if they want to"!
eave themselves from slipping to till
minor league status when compared J
with the speed boys of the American
league. The new organization hajj
forged ahead so rapidly in the past
few years, has so clearly outclassed
the Nationals that many skeptical J
fans are declaring that the Nationals ;
today despite their galaxy of stars dJf
not rank suDerior to the first division )
teams of the class AA minor leagues. )
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