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TIIE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 1914.
NEWS OF THE SPORTING WORLD) V m. 'M - f L ROCK ISLAND HAS BASEBALLFORCED ON IT BY CENTRAL Association Directors at Cedar Rapids Session, Transfer . Ottumwa Team. FIRST GAME PLAYED JULY 17 Will Be Maintained by League. Which Assumes Responsibility and Pay for Use of Park. A d:patca to The Arsus from Cedar Rapids this afternoon announced that tie dtrecors of the Ontral assciation. at the annual midsummer meeting there today, had voted to transfer to Bock Island the O'tumwa club, the tnt pame being played here July 17 with Burlington. Ned Egan of Ottumwa will be pres ident of the club and will have full charge, the team to be maintained here till the end ft the season. It was decided to increase the player limit one man and to raise the salary limit to X,n0 per month. Th league will pay $250 to the city of Rock Island for the use of the Island City park for the remainder of the sea son. Ottumwa, after winning three straight pennants in the Central, now las a tallend team and Interest has dropped to such an extent that It Is no longer possible to maintain a club there. The Central association is now com posed of Ottumwa, Burlington. Musca t'ne, Waterloo, Keokuk, Cedar Rapids, Clinton and Marsballtown. Burling ton leads the league, while Ottumwa Is en the bottom with Marsballtown next above, about 50 points separating the two last named. President Justice of the Central and Ned Egan of Ottoumwa paid a visit to this city yesterday afternoon, and after a more or less unsatisfac tory Interview with local baseball mo guls took the matter up with Mayor Scbriver. paid a visit to Island City park and ended by securing a tenta tive offer of the use of the plant from July 17 to Labor day to fill out Ottum wa's home dates for the sum of $250. They departed for Cedar Rapids to take the matter up with the league di rectors at a meeting today. Nobody Is Anxious. The first effort of the visitors was to interest local men to the extent of selling $1,500 worth Of tickets In ad vance of the games. Nobody appear ing willing to undertake this task or to oner any other encouragement, they sought the mayor to learn the least figure for which they could secure the we of the park. The sum the mayor named is about what will be needed to make the necessary repairs in the fences and grandstand to put them in condition for the balance of the sea son. The team when It la placed here will adopt Rock Island's name but it will be maintained entirely by the league and nobody here will assume any re sponsibility or guarantee anything whatever. The probabilities are that this city will have the refusal of the franchise If it desires it after the close of the season when reorganization for another year takes places. MUSCATiNElOST TO CHICAGO CUBS Central Association Team Fails to Repeat Last Year's Stunt. CHIFEDS BLANK KAWFEDS Watson in Great Form and Kansas City Gets but Four Swats Sox in Double Bill. Muscatine, Iowa, July 8. Frank Boyle and his tribe of Central associa tion pennant contenders failed to re peat last year's performance, tumbling In defeat bt-fore the Chicago Cubs yes terday, 6 to 3, and it was a disappoint ed crowd of some 3.000 which filed out of the ball yard at the close of the tsatinee. To the visitors it was an exhibition. But to Muscatine fandom it was the battle cf the year. Pennant aspira tions were lost sight of la the desire to take another from the big leaguers. O'Day's men were determined, how Ter, that no turn of fortune should cast the die against them, and clinch ed the game in the opening session by ARROW COLLAR 2for25 Oaett Pester tCo-Ia Maku a heartbreaking onslaught npon the of ferings of Ab Gould. Muscatine's fa vorite. Score: Muscatine H. P A E Curtis, cf. o 4 0 0 Harrell. 2b 0 0 2 0 Masters, ss 3 3 1 Sours. If 0 3 0 0 Wetzel, rf. 0 4 1 0 Runser. 3b . 0 llolbrook. lb 1 6 0 1 Lee. c. 0 6 0 0 Gould, p 0 0 11 Total 3 27 8 t Chicago " II. p. a. E. Williams, cf. 2 4 0 1 Good. rf. 1 0 0 0 Saier. lb 2 12 0 0 Zimmerman, 3b 0 2 1 0 Schulte. If 1 0 0 0 Sweeney. 2b 0 1 1 0 Keating, ss 0 2 4 4 Hargrave, c 1 6 2 1 Stack, p 1 0 2 0 Total S 27 10 6 Chicago 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 Muscatine 000000 12 0 3 Run's Chicago: Williams (2), Good (2). Saier, Schulte. Muscatine: Curtis, Masters, Lee. Two base hit Saier. Three base hit Good. Home runs Saier, Williams. Stolen base Curtis. Sacrifice hits Masters, Zimmerman. Struck out By Gould, 5: by Stack, 6. Bases on balls Off Gould. 3; off Stack, 1. Hit by pitcher By Gould (Zimmer man); by Stack (Masters). Left on bases Muscatine, 5; Chicago, 7. Time 1:55. Umpires Flynn and TruxelL Chi feds Win Again. Chicago, 111., July 8. On the strength of good pitching by "Doc"' Watson, the budding southpaw, and a few base hits, the Chicago Federals were able to plaster a defeat on Sto- vall's Kaws yesterday in the third of the set at the North Side park. The score was 5 to 0. Score: Chicago R. H. P. A. E. Zclder. 3 b 2 Farrell. 2b 1 Tinker, ss 1 Wilson, c 0 Zwil'ing, cf 0 WIckland, rf. 1 Beck, lb 0 Flack. If. 0 Watson, p 0 1 f 2 4 3 10 2 0 Total Kansas City Chadbourne, If. . Gilmore, rf. Kenworthy. 2b. . . Enzenroth. c Perring, lb Kruger, cf Goodwin, ss Daringer, 3b. . . . Adams, p. ...... .5 11 27 11 1 R. H. P. A. E. .01000 .0 1 3 10 .01310 .0 0 4 2 0 0 0 8 2 1 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 15 0 Total 0 4 24 16 3 Chicago 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 5 Kansas City ...0 0000000 0 0 Two-base hits Kruger, Zwilling. Home runs Wickland. Struck out By Adams (Watson, 3); by Watson (Perring, Adams). Double play- Goodwin to Perring t3 Dartnger. Time 1:24. Umpires Van Syckle and An derson. Sox Play Two Today. Boston, Mass., July 8. Double duty awaits Callahan's chesty White Sox today. Rain, which greeted the South Slder upon their arrival here Monday night, continued yesterday morning, and at 11 o'clock President Lannln served notice from Red Sox headquar ters that the combat was off and that two games would be staged today at Fenway park. Possession of a prolonged berth In the first division is the goal for which the white and Ted noted legions will scheduled in this series. The bargain tilt will find the best flingers In the rival camps operating on the peak. Callahan has picked Jim Scott and "Reb Russell to grapple with the enemy, while Carrigan is pin ning his hopes to "Smoky Joe" Wood and "Dutch" Leonard. No Place for Ladies. A famous foreign, newspaper corre spondent, a German, was stopping at a seaside hotel where the dining room helpers, following the New England custom, wr nearly all college girls, working during vacation in order to keep themselves at school the rest of the year. 4The spectacled young person who presided over the table where the Ger man newspaper man ate was undoubt nt oxreilent breeding, but she never seemed to remember whether the eggs were to be fried on one siae or scrambled on both. Finally, one evening after he bad been served with a meal entirely dif ft.ror.t from the one he had ordered. the foreigner lost his temper and spoke rather sharply to the young wo man. "Easy tber!" admonished his table mate, an American writer. "She's a lady, you know, old man." "But I do not want a lady," said the German plaintively. "I want a wait er!" Saturday Evening Post InfUiimatory Bheumaxitm Quickly Relieved. Morton L. II HI of Lebanon. Ind, jays: "My wlf iia! inflammatory rheumatism In every muscla and Joint; ber Buffering was terrible an J ner body and face were swollen al most beyond recognition; bad been In bed for six weeks and had eight physicians, but received no benefit ntll she tried Dr. Detchon'a Relief tor Rheumatism. It gav Immediate relief and she was able to walk la three days. - am sure It aaved ber Ufa." iiold by Otto Grotjan. 1501 Sec ond avenue. Rock Island, and Gust Schlegel St Son. 220 Second street. Davenport. (AdT.) WELSH OUTPOINTS YANKEE SCRAPPER John Bull Grabs Further Hon ors From America by Taking Lightweight Crown. RITCHIE IN POOR SHOWING McFarland Says He Will Reenter Ring and Whip Englishman White Disputes Welsh's Title. London, July 8. Fred Welsh, a na tive of Pontypridd, Wales, danced hlm relf into the lightweight champion ship of the world at Olympia last night. In the opinion of Referee Eugene'' Corri, Welsh scored enough points to defeat Willie Ritchie, holder of the title, and the verdict was popular with the Britons. Among the American spectators the concensus of opinion was that the Yankee fighter deserved a draw. From the first round the contest re solved Itself into an affair of scientific boxing against fighting. The referee thought Welsh, exponent of boxing, had Jabbed his rival often enough to give him the honors, even though his punches lacked steam. Welsh Too Speedy. It was a fine exhibition of tap and clinch repeatedly throughout the 20 rounds. Neither man scored a sem blance of a knock-down. Welsh, as ex pected, was quicker and he tapped the coast performer " repeatedly on the face. His hitting ability can be meas ured by the fact that it took him 17 rounds to draw blood from Ritchie's face, although he hit him time and again flush on the mouth, nose and eyes. There is no doubt but that the Amer ican put up a poor exhibition for a champion. He used poor judgment in spots and instead of following the privilege of a title holder and making the challenger do the forcing, Willie, after feeling Welsh's jabs for two or three rounds, started rushing. It might be said he rushed away his title. The visitor tried often for a knock out punch. He was excited and al though there seemed to be times when Welth left openings, the American was too nervous to take advantage of them. It took him 10 rounds to get his bear ings, and even then he was too far gone, mentally, to note a weak spot in his rival's defense. Ritchie Makes Spurt. From the 12th to the 15th rounds It, seemed as though the champion was Improving and would win, but he slip ped into a rut again and returned to his swinging tactics. Ritchie cried like a baby when Corri raised Welsh's hand, signifying a vic tory. With it went Ritchie's title and he was heartbroken when helped to his dressing room. He refused to talk then, but In the presence of several American newspaper men later gave out the following statement: "There Is no use crying over 6pllt milk, I do not intend to make a holler, but I do think the worst I should have bad was a draw. I was handicapped because Welsh was holding, although the referee blamed me, and I guess he could see that I was doing all the fight ing. The decision was unfair to me." With this the defeated champion broke down again and was carried away by his handlers. McFarland to Reenter Ring. Chicago. 111., July 8. Packey Mc Farland, local pride. Is going to re enter the ring. Following the news from London that Freddie Welsh had won the light weight championship of the world by defeating Willie Ritchie. Packey de cided to get back In the game again and try to bring back the title to America. He says he will turn the trick If Welsh will allow him to weigh 135 pounds three hoirrs before the bat tle. Incidentall-, Packey is one of the few fighters who have beaten the Welshman. "I expected as much," McFarland said when told of Welsh's victory. "The Englishman knows too much for Willie, and from what I hear Ritchie outgeneraled himself In carrying the fight to Welsh. I do not think he will have any excuses to offer, for Eugene Corri. the referee, is one of the squarest officials in the game. How ever, it is a sure bet that the Amer ican did not get any the best of the argument." White Disputes Welsh. Denver, Col.. July 8. Nate Lewis, Charley White's manager, who arrived yesterday to look after the Chicagoan in his contest with Stanley Yoakum July 14. Issued a statement both before and after the Welsh-Ritchie battle. In the first announcement he disputed Ritchie's right to the lightweight championship and then after the bat tle said that if Welsh wanted to be recognized as the undisputed champion he would have to meet Charley White. It Is probable that a Los Angeles club will stage such a meeting. BILL SWEENEY AND OTHER CUBS IN CITY Several members of the Chicago Cubs were m the city last night, stop- ninv ver on the way from Muscatine. where they played an exhibition game yesterday, to Chicago, wnere mr meet Boston today. In the number were Captain Bill Sweeney, who for three years held down the shortstop job with the Islanders, and who has for several years since been one of the most prominent of the big league performers. Bill took great pleasure in meeting old acquaintances and re calling the days when he was getting his 6tart here. WON GLORY BUT LOST HIS CASH Davenport Auto. Racers Forced to Settle on Basis of 40 Cents on Dollar. Racers who won prizes In the con tests at the Davenport mils track Sat urday and Sunday have been settled with on the basis of 40 cents on the dollar. President J. Reed Lane of the Davenport Auto club closed up the matter after W. H. Horn, the promoter, had left the city. There was $750 left out of the gate receipts to pay $1,800 in prizes. The total receipts for the two days were $1,711 and expenses for advertis ing and incidentals took most of the cash. Horn did not get anything, Mr. Lane says. When it was apparent that the races were not going to be a financial success the promoter is said to have brought his expensive auto mobile from Davenport to Rock Island, leaving it here till he left these parts. It is probable that no more races will be permitted at the mile track unless the prize money is posted in advance. Sinking of the Caspian Sea. Geologists claim that the Caspian sea is continually sinking. Known to all schoolboys as the largest interior body of water in the world, the Cas pian is about 730 miles in greatest length and 330 miles in extreme width. Its area is estimated to be 170,000 square miles, while the area of Eng land and Wales Is 58,000 odd square miles. These figures give a clear idea of the size of the Caspian. Notwith standing its size, parts of the sea are very shallow. In the southern portions, however, a depth of over 3,000 feet has been registered. Our physical geography tells us that the present sea is part of a vast oceanic water which at one time extended to the Arctic ocean. Westminster Gazette. ROLLER ARRIVES IN ROCK ISLAND Is in Fine Condition for Match With Demetral at Exposi tion Park, Friday. Dr. B. F., Roller, the heavyweight wrestler, arrived in Rock Island last evening for his match with William Demetral, the "Greek demon," at Ex position park Friday night. Roller called on the sporting editor of The Argus this morning and stated that he was in the pink of condition, and has no excuses to offer should he lose the match. He is confident of flop ping the demon, however. Roller has been training faithfully for the match for two weeks in Chicago. Today and tomorrow he will only do light work, and will go on the mat at about 210 pounds. A Round Trip. The attorney for a street railroad company In a Kenutcky town was ex amining a skinny sixteen-year-old negro boy who had sued for injuries ostensibly incurred in a collision on the highway. "You say," he asked, "that when this street car hit that wagon yon were riding on the front seat of the wagon?" "Dat's whot 1 said answered the little darky. "And you say the force of the blow knocked you np in the air?" "Yas, suh 'way up In de air." "Well, iiow long did you stay up there?" demanded the attorney. "Not no longer dan it tuck me to git down!" answered the truthful com plainant promptly. Saturday Evening Tost Raya From a Searchlight. The paths traversed by rays from a searchlight depend on the form of curvature of the mirror. If flat, the paths of reflected rays would be the same as those of the rays received; if the arc of a circle, the rays will be reflected to one bright focus. To have a band of parallel rays leave the mirror it must be the arc of a parabola. Then straight rays will be reflected all parallel to each other. In air. the in tensity of this beam of light would diminish, but In absolute vacuum would be as Intense at any distance. New York American. All the news all the time The Argus. Story of' Welsh-Ritchie Fight By Rounds London, July 8. The following de tailed story of the rounds shows how Ritchie often forced the fighting and how blow after blow was showered on Welsh only to have the latter come back for more: First Round Welsh won the toEs and kept the corner he originally en tered. Freddie got in a few blows In the clinch which immediately followed the bell and Ritchie responded wtih a straight left to the jaw. Infighting fol lowed, with Welsh getting the better of the argument When they squared off, however, Ritchie delivered several body blows. Second Round Ritchie was first to lead, swinging a hard right, which Welsh skillfully dodged, Freddie com ing back with several lightning jabs to the face.' Ritchie walked into a clinch and was cautioned by the referee for holding. During the infighting that followed Welsh's arms worked like piston rods and he got in some vicious jabs. He was working on the Ameri can's kidneys and red blotches testi fied to their effectiveness. Third Round Ritchie opened with a left swing, but in a clinch Welsh land ed on the body in close quarters. The Englishman got in a couple of jabs, Ritchie retaliating with a left to the jaw. Welsh followed with a right to the same 6 pot. The round ended with Welsh landing lightly on the face. Ritchie was again cautioned for hold ing. Fourth Round Welsh puzzled Ritchie by changing his attack and playing for the body and the Yankee went into close quarters. In the clinch Welsh hooked Ritchie three times to the jaw and on the break let go a right swing which caught the champion on the point of the chin. Little damage was done. The Wales speeder appeared much the fresher of the two and he was smiling broadly when the bell sounded. Ritchie was worried and his seconds worked hard over him during the minute's rest. Fifth Round Ritchie rushed across the ring and Welsh barly had time to Your Happiest Vacation.fn; ew llCa Will be spent amid all the de llfrhts of bays, lake, river. cliffs, forests and picturesque towns at ESC ANAB A -Br the SmlllBK-. Blue. Blue Bar." Trout streams, bay fishing. Absolute Relief from II a r Fe ver. Bathhouse and Beach unsurpassed. Park concerts, poir, city tennis courts, boat mi?, ranoelnrr. country trolley rides, motoring?, miles of ma cadam roads, ftedpath Chau tauqua In August! Modern lictt-ls. seasonable rates. Easy to reach Plasi bow to I'P the lake 300 miles from Chicago, on the C Jk N. W. For Interesting Information, address a card at oat-e to Business Men's Association. Eaeaaaba. Mich. Hesort ItrpU The Metropolis of the Upper Peninsula- Shake off a straight right to the face. Freddie came back with a hook to the jaw, but the Frisco boy was fighting harder and better than ever. He sent a straight left to the jaw, followed by a right to the stomach, and forced the fighting all the way. Toward the end of the period he again was cautioned for holding, but on the break kept up a continuous bombardment on Welsh's chest. Sixth Round When they squared away for this round Ritchie's left eye was slightly swollen, while Welsh also had a bump over the left optic, and the American kept playing for this eye. Welsh dodged a long wing aimed for the face and retaliated with three rights to Ritchie's right eye. The home boy's footwork was all that could be asked and he stepped around his op ponent. His blows, however, seemed to have less steam than the title .hold er. Seventh Round Ritcliie held back and tried to make Welsh force the mill ing, but the Englishman also kept un der cover, with the result that half the round passed before a blow was struck. The American then started to force the fighting again, and he got in two sting ing blows to the face. Welsh respond ed with a "one, two" attack,' but the visitor covered and the round ended in his favor. Eighth Round The work of both fighters thus far had been very con stant and sharp. Most of the fighting had been body fighting, ending in clinches. Welsh appeared to be begin ning to husband his strength in the clinches. He then put on more steam and gave the American one good body blow. Welsh seemed fresher at the end than at the beginning of the round. Ninth round Welsh forced the fight ing, opening with a left to the face, an operation which he quickly repeated. Ritchie's blows continually fell short while Welsh, setting a furious pace, got in several blows to the body and got the best of the Infighting. This was Welsh's round by a big margin. Tenth Round Welsh started to force the fighting, scoring repeatedly on Ritchie's jaw. He then eluded one of the champion's famous rights, stepping inside the blow and at the same time scoring numerous rights and lefts to Willie's face. Ritchie's blows were still falling short and he seemed unable to cope with the visitor's many styles. Welsh had the better of the round and the fight up to date. Eleventh RoundWelsh came up strong and again started using his left, which proved effective, for he continu ally reached his rival's face. While the blows lacked steam, they Had the Cali fornian up in the air and he did cot know w hich way to turn. Ritchie kept starting his famous right only to con nect with air and was worried. The Gghting was hard and fast, but Ritchie seemed to be regaining come of his ginger toward the close -.f the session. Twelfth Round Welsh scored a left hook on Ritchie's neck. Ritchie re peatedly led out hard left-hander, but Welsh was always too quick for them. The Welshman scored three or four I punches in this round, -but they bee uie-1 to make no Impression on the Ameri can, who showed great stamina The champion kept coming in for more and they were on the ropes when the bell sounded. Thirteenth Round Ritchie smart ened up and landed two straight rights on the face, followed by a sharp upper cut, which set Welsh'B head back. The American forced the fighting all through the round, and Welsh was slowing up considerably. It was a good round, all in favor of Ritchie,. w ho smil ed on reaching his corner. Fourteenth Round The American started o ffwith a rsh and met Welsh near his own corner with a short left to the body. The punch carried plenty of steam back of it and had the Welsh man nervous. After a clinch and break. Willie came back with a short right which found a mark near Welsh's heart and they stood toe-to-toe and bat tled, the home boy breaking ground. The fighting was fast and fierce -at the end of the round. This, like the pre ceding, was Ritchie's round. Fifteenth Round The first half of the round was a hugging match, with both men working hard In the clinches, Welsh trying to wear hfs opponent down. There were a couple of rallies, bnt no damage was done. Ritchie tried a left hook while in close, but Freddie sidestepped and put in a heavy right to Ritchie's ear. The round was even. Sixteenth Round There was more infighting to start the round, each re ceiving a good tap on the face. The Welshman ducked a terrific right-hander. The fight continued a fine exhibi tion of boxing by Welsh, who played entirely for the face, while the Ameri can tried for a body knockout. Both boys were missing at the wlndup, both appeared fresh. Seventeenth Round The men again went into a clinch at the sound of the goug. Upon breaking Ritchie landed a hard left-hand swing on the face and followed it with a series of sharp body blows. Ritchie pushed the fighting and appeared stronger, for he forced Welsh all over the ring. The latter covered well and was too quick for his oppon ent, s Eighteenth Round Welsh's left jab brought blood from Ritchie's lip. The battle resolved itself into an exhibition of speed against strength,' and the Welshman got a little the best of it He boxed In and out, peppering away with lefts and rights, while his opponent was unable to score with a long punch. Hia short jabs found a mark occasion ally, but did little damage. Nineteenth Round Welsh was get ting all the applause, being the favor ite with the crowd, but Ritchie was do ing the fighting. Welsh landed a right on the face and got one In return. There was a smart rally. In which the honors were even, but Ritchie forced his man into a corner and then missed a haymaker started for the stomach. Welsh danced out of danger and the bell sounded. Twentieth Round They started mix ing hard with both hands for the body. Welsh dodged a fierce left uppercut and gave the American a sharp left on the cheek. The fight ended with the swiftest kind of work, the Welshman pressing the American around the ring in the last few seconds. He was car ried out the arena amid great cheering after being declared the winner on points. THIRD STRAIGHT TO SPRINGFIELD Watchmakers Bunch Hits Off Wells and Lakaff and Oar ner Another Contest. PEORIA DEFEATED AGAIN Tailend Bloomers Trim Decatur 6 to 6 Gregg Pitches Dutouque to Two Victories In a Day. - Springfield. 111.. July 8. The Watch makers captured the third . straight game from the league leaders, ft to 3, yesterday afternoon by bunching hits on Wells at opportune times. Hollo way's homer with two men on bases was one of the features. Score: SDrinefield . H. P. A. E. Breen, 3b 1- 1 Baxter, cf, 1- 3 Hillinger. rf. 0 2 Wakefield, lb 1 7 Holloway, 2b. 2 2 Kirsch, ss 2 2 McNeely, c 0 4 Lofton, If. 1 6 McManus, p. 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 1 4 . Total '. 8 Davenport H, Becker, 1 f. 0 Koepping, ss 1 Wilson, lb. ..: 1 Bromwich, 3b 1 Graham, rf. 2 O'Brien, cf. 0 Simpson, c. .3 Barnes, 2b 0 Wells, p. .......0 Lakaff, p 1 27 12 0 P. A.E. 3 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 II Standing of the Leagues. 5v II NATIONAL LEAGUE. W. L. Pet. New York 41 20 .612 Chicago 40 32 .556 St. Louis 37 36 .507 Cincinnati 35 36 .493 Pittsburgh 32 35 .478 Brooklyn 31 35 .470 Philadelphia 31 35 .470 Boston 28 40 .412 AMERICAN LEAGUE. W. Lk Philadelphia 43 29 Detroit 42 34 Washington 40 33 Chicago 38 33 Boston 39 35 St Louis '.39 36 New York 24 44 Cleveland 25 46 FEDERAL LEAGUE. W. L. Chicago ...41 28 Indianapolis 38 29 Buffalo 34 30 Baltimore 35 31 Brooklyn t 30 33 Pittsburgh ...... .29 37 Kansas City 33 40 St Louis 30 42 Pet .597 ',553 .548 .535 .527 .620 .363 .352 Pet .594 .567 .531 .530 .476 .439 .452 .417 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. W. L. Pet Milwaukee 44 33 .571 Louisville 43 38 .531 Indianapolis 43 39 .524 Kansas City ...42 40 .512 Cleveland 41 38 .519 Minneapolis 41 39 .513 Columbus 37 43 .462 St Paul 29 50 .367 THREE-EYE LEAGUE. W. L.. Davenport 49 26 Peoria ....43 32 Springfield 40 3u Decatur 39 . 35 Dubuque .......36 37 Qnincy 33 .41 Bloomington 28 4S Danville. 20 47 CENTRAL ASSOCIATION. W. L. Burlington ..42 25 Waterloo .....36 29 Muscatine ...'..32 27 Cedar Rapids ...31 29 Keokuk ,..31 Pet. .653 .573 .571 .527 .493 .446 .378 .S5C Pet .C27 .554 .642 .617 .484 Total 9 24 9 1 Springfield 01301001 6 Davenport 11000001 0 3 Runs Springfield: Holloway (2), Breen, Baxter, Hillinger, Kirsch. Dav enport: Becker, Graham, Lakaff. Two base hits Wakefield, Koepping. Home runs Graham, Holloway, Lakaff, Kirsch. Double plays Breon to Kirsh to Wakefield; Simpson to Wil son ; Lofton to Holloway. Struck out By McManus, 4; by Wells. 1. Bases on balls Off McManus, 3; off Wells, 2. Hit by pitcherBy Wells, 1 (Breen). Cummings Wins Own Game. Peoria, 111., July 8. Cummings slow, baffling delivery was too much for the Distillers yesterday and Qulncy won, 2 to 1. The score: Qulncy .....0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 8 0 Peoria 0 0001000 0 1 4 2 Batteries: Cummings and . Gray; Seaman, Romine and Yelle. Gregg Take DouMe. Danville, 111., July 8. Gregg pitched Dubuque to two victories yesterday. Danville presented the first game to the visitors by hard base running and In the second Eller was hit hard and often. Tcore of first game: Dubuque 0 0013000 0 4 Danville 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 Batteries: Gregn and Hammer schmidt; Walsh, Selby and Erloff. SECOND GAME. Dubuque 0 0 0 3 3 2 0 8 Danville 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 Batteries: Gregg and Hammer schmidt; Eller and Main. Bloomers Defeat Commies. Decatur, 111., July 8. Bloomington's four-run lead In the first round proved to be too much for the Commies, and the final game of the series was lost, 6 to 5. The score: D?catur ....0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 8 2 Bloomington 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 7 2 Batteries: Kaiser and Shannon; Marks, Malloy and Scheid. ' Clinton 29 31 .483 Marshalltown 26 35 .426 Ottumwa 22 40 .351 RESULTS YESTERDAY.. NATIONAL liKAG-UE. Pittsburgh, 5; New YoS No other games scheduled AMERICAN LEAGUE. Washington, 7; St Louis, 2. No other games, rain. FEDERAL LEAGUE. Chicago, 5; Kansas City, 0. Indianapolis, 7; St. Louis, 4. 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