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THURSD Al ' THE POCK ISLAND ARGUS SEPTEMBER 25, 1919.
White Sox Clinch American League Pennon 12 LARGE NUMBER OF ROOTERS TO MAKE TRIP TO ROCK ISLAND IN AUTOS TO SEE GAME ON SUNDAY Roekford A. A. C.'s Arc Backed . Stronsrly by Club Membership Totaling Searljr 400. About two hundred rooters are expected to make the trip from Roekford to Rock Island Sunday mornirg to witness the game be tween the Independents and the A. A. C.'s of that city in the afternoon at Douglas nark. This is-the information received from the manager of the aggre gation, who says all of the 400 members of the club organization are tanking stroi.gly on their rep resentatives to cop high honors on the gridirorl this fall. Twenty-five supporters of the Cream city team are scheduled to arrive Saturday night 'with the players. Manager Walter Flaui gan has been requested to reserve accolnmodati ,ns for this number, I besides the 20 members of the team wLo will bs carried on the trip. This crowd should help make things inttrestiu.i? for the local fans, especially in view of the re port that they are coming prepared to back their ttam strongly. Anthony Haines, former Yale star, is the coach of the A. A. C.'s. According to press notices in Roekford papers, the line of the visitors will be one of considerable strength and speed. The linemen will tote a lot of beef, and for this reason the coach has put in special efforts towards producing the nec essary speed. The most formidable man on the Roekford line is Sam Lengquist at center. Lengquist has held down this position for the A. A. C's for the past several years. The backfieid of the visitors will be of medium weight, but fast. Realizing that a victory over the Independents will bring it into prominence in grid circles of the country, the A. A. C.'s will exert every bit of football knowledge that the clever Haines can teach it. in order to turn the trick. "It is a hard team for the Ama teur Athletic union to buck up against so early in the season and If they can get the Mississippi riv er huskies on their patches, glory be to Coach Anthony Haines." We quota the .above from one of the Roekford papers. There is more to it, but the rest concerns Jerry Mansfield, of whose prow-ess on the field all of Roekford is ac quainted -with. Shaving off whiskers is a sign of mourning amnog the Hindoos. rHO vJtcS OP Foe; OUR I BT I'M GWGAj I "TO PHVLIP 3SH- Ht2 A-Ltr'S- RUEE GOLDBERG'S BOOBS BUT IT DOESN'T 1 sasosFnoAy SEATON A. C.'S GIVEN OCT. 12 CONTEST HERE The Seaton. Athletic club of St. Paul will be the opponents of the Independents in Rock Island on Oct. 12 in place of Moline. The game was arranged yester day by wire, the Sea tons previously having written for a contest. The Seatons this year is the com bination of two of the fastest teams in St. Paul, the Banholzers and the Beavers. The purpose of the union is to rest the championship from the Marines of Minneapolis. Both orgarizations had long been the only rivals of the famous aggrega tion which was piloted by Rube Ursella. Knowing the strength of the Is landers this year, tuo Seat cs en tered into negotiations for a game and agreed to coma here under the terms that if they do not perform to the, entire sutisf-iction of every one, they will not ask any part cfi the sate receipts. A sporting proposition like this could hardly be ignore. Manager I Flanigan sent Fred Chicken on a scouting expedition into the camp of the Seatons to learn the strength of the saints, and Chick's reply came back to the effect that they would give any team in the coun try a great battle. And Chicken ought to know. He says they have a formidable lineup of former university and profes sional players. TASKS SPLIT. New York, Sept. 1o. The Bos ton Red Sox shut out the Yankees, 4 to 0, in the first game of a dou ble header yetterday and then lost a 13-inning battle by 2 to 1. The winning run was scored on a three-bagger by Pipp and a sacri fice fly by Pratt Ruth broke the home run record of 27 by Ed "Wil liamson in 1SS4 by driving the ball over the roof of the right field grandstand in the ninth of the sec ond game. This tied the score and resulted in a 13-inning game. CTBS BEAT SEMI-PROS. Muncie, Ind., Sept. 25. The Chi cago Cubs yesterday afternoon de feated Muncie Greys, 5 to 2, be fore 4,000 fans. Alexander pitch ed the first two innings wid Bailey fuiisUed. Bob WriiLi, n o.J Cen tral leaguer, pitched lov I-lira-ie Tae Cuds Uoetl tiieir ictular uno- up except that Lear was at first irstead of Merkle. eCQVUSG I'LL MGTTb ALL. Hojoer - HAS MR. PAT DUNCAN BEEN PLUCKED FROM MINORS IN TIME TO BECOME HERO MONTH AGO fV' ; VS He fiuos himself In "The. CLE AH UP THE. fiEDS EY'fcE TOUTING Pat as - ' - V 5 . Jl A T - lW&t Horse Pat Duncan in action. - A few weeks ao "Pat" Ouncan was playing the ou'Seid for the Birmingham ter.m in the Southern league. Big lengue fans knew nothing about him. Then, one day Pat Aloran was tTpped off to hiru. Moran hnd been worried all season about the left field position. Neither Bressler cor Maeee had come up o expectations. So Koran took a flier and said "Bring Pat on." Now Duncan has become the sensation of the big leagrues because of his terrific hitting and his spectacular fielding. He's booked to play the outfield birth that Bressler and Magee failed to fill. SOX OVERCOME HAiiCiOAPS 10 COP GONFALON Cicotte and Williams Er.titled to a World of Laurels for Won. . derfal Work in Bex. Chicago, Sept. 25. No team that has won a major league champion ship in recent years has fought against greater handicaps than those imposed on Chicago's White Sox, who drove the last spi!:e into the pennant of 191! yesterday when they rallied in the ninth to whip St. Louis, 6 to 5. From the very orset they faced the prospect of a short-handed pitching staff, with only Cicotte and Williams capable of delivering the goods regularly and with the possibility of developing a winner out of Dick Kerr, the paperweight of the p'tchicg world. Fiber, a hero of 1P17; Russell, a compara tively young man who broke in like a whirlwind only six years be fore, Bens and Danforth. all were marked "doubtful" before the sea son opened, and all except Faber were discarded before tho race was won. Good Pair to Draw To. To Cicotte and Williams belongs a world of laurels for what they have accomplished this year. No pair of pitchers in modern times has worked as hard, consistently arid faithfully, as the two men on whom Manager Gleason has relied when, hard pressed. The fact that these two men have pitchsd in MEAN ANYTHING. boesMT A ROUStMCj j.. & 3 r f -if . more than fifty winning games out of the pighry-ortrl which the Whits? Sot have copped tells the story of U.v;r cii'-rts i.) Hr'nr '..'. n--llb-!t 'to roTijkry park better than, any j words can. I As star of th Sox slab staff. Ci j cotte in particular has written his hurling art iike V'alsu. Brown and i Mathewson, close up to the great ' Radbourne o' 35 jears ago, who established a worW's pitching rec ord that undoubtedly never can bo excelled or even equalkd. Dick Kerr as First Aid. First aid to this pair of slabmen proved to be Dick Kerr, who early established th8 fact that he was a better ball player than pitcher be cause he not only could hurl with success but could help himself to victory -vith his bat. with his base running and his fielding. Thea in turn Gleason grabbed out of the discard pitchers like Lowdermilk, James and Mayer, each of whom had performed loyally for the mas ter of the White Sox and has help ed to his utmost to swell the total of victories. Behind that slab staff, however, has been what is admitted to be the most powerful offensive and defensive machine the American league has seen since the days when the Athletics were at their zenith, and the former Mackmen were not the equal of the Gleasons in their attack. That team batting average of over .2S0 means a lot of ball game which were not won by pitching alone. And that swat mark was piled np by keeping everlastingly after the opposing pitchers, even when the Sox seemed hopelessly beaten. The ordinary speed of a whale is about five miles per hour. Hard pressed, a speed of fifteen has been recorded, but not beyond that. CARS" Nlouj -CO S6E- i I 11 teA3&&w?u:: 5'. -A ( 1 AUGiE TRIMS iViOLINE HIGH; SCORE, 66-0 Tonngsters Show Well, But Are Too Light for the HeaTj and Ex perionced College Men. BY JACK VANCE. The Augustana men in moleskin fulfilled the expectations of the rooters yesterday when they took the Molina high school eleven to a cleaning to the tune of 66 to 0. It was, of course, just practice, and before the game was over all the second string men on both sides had participated. The Moline team showed good organization and they had both weight and speed for a high school team, but Augustana had them so far outclassed that the outcome was evident from the first minute of play. Ford and Owens showed up well on the Moline team, but from the college organization it was dim cult to pick any individual stars. Bengston carried the ball across the line four times, and "Kootch" Anderson has tlireo touchdowns and a drop kick to his credit, Wai lie Swanson scored twice and Win field Holmgrain also got a goaL The lineups follow: Stoehr . le Swanson Reno . . . Stone . . , Schmidt . Owens . . Ronk . . . . . .It. Xarson . .lg Nelson . .c Peterson ..rg Wtckstrom . .rt.... Holmgrain ..re Collins . qb Anderson . -rh Aimer ..lh Holland ..fb Bengston Axene . . Pickup . Ford . . . Claussen G. Ford . The schedule for the reason is still rather unsettled, Lombard and Bradlev being unable u a&ree on a date with Aueustan. The manaeer. j Roy Peel, ha3 decided to go farther ) afield and schedule some games with larger schools outside the Lit tle Nineteen conference. However, four games are definitely settled now, and the rest of the schedule will be arranged in the course of a week. The games already defi nitely arranged are: Illinois V.'eEleyan at Bloomincton on Oct. 4. Monmouth at Monmouth on Oct. 11. Knox at Galesburg on Nov. 1. Cornell at Rock Island on Nov. 8. ETDIANS FALL BEFORE ATTACK OF TIGERS, 11 Detroit. Mich.. Sept. 25. "?Vith LeiiSJiu pitching god nail and De troit batsmen hitting opportunely, the Tigers defeited Clevelaud to day. 4 to 1. Score: Cleveland A B. R. H. F,. ; Graney, If 3 o 0 l Chapman, es .-. 3 0 1 i) Speaker, cf 3 0 0 f j Harris, lb 4 ft 0 0 ' Gardner. 3b 4 0 0 oj Wambsgans. 2b 3 1 1 0 j Wood, rf 4 0 3 ft- O'Nei!, c 3 ft i j: Bagby. p 4 0 0 o Totals 31 1 6 2 I Detroit AB. R. H. K. I Bush, ss Young, 2b ... Cobb, cf Veach, If Heilman, lb . Flagstead. rf Jones, 2b Ainssmith, c . Leonard, p . ..,4 .. .3 ...3 ...3 Totals 33 4 9 0 Cleveland ...0 0001000 ft 1 Detroit 0 0000220 4 Two base hits Veach (2), Wambsgans, Wood. Three base hit Ainsmith. Stolen base Wambsgans. Bases on balls Leonard, 5; Bagby, 1. Struck out Leonard, 1; Bagby, 3. GIAXTS DIVIDE. Boston, Mass., Sept. 25. The Giants and Braves divided honors in a double header yesterday. Barnes bested the pitching efforts . , , - - of Rudolph and Demaree for a 6 to 1 New York success in the opener and Fillingim gained a 3 to 7 vic tory in 10 innings for Boston in the second game. By GOLDBERG BUT 15 MAttNtS A So- MEAW AMY- TOMS! 7 Li J v. DAILY CALENDAR OF SPORTS Racing. Continuation of meetings at Aqueduct, Latonia and Havre do Grace. Trotting. Continuation of Grand Circuit meeting at Columbus, Ohio. Horse Show. Opening of Boston Fair Horse show at Readvllle, Mass. IN FOOTBALL Madison, Wis., Sept. 25. One of Wisconsin's football stars was lost for the season in the person of Paul Meyers, when Director T. E. Jones received definite information to the effect that Meyers would not re-enter the university this fall as had been anticipated. Meyers, spectacular end in 1916, has been in the air service during the last two years and was recently discharged, but is planning to re turn to Europe. The wing positions now are being filled by Weston and Brader, who will no doubt land first string Jobs on the varsity. Hope is still being maintained for the return of Sivyer, Sleyer's running mate of three years ago. Illinois. Urbana, 111., Sept. 25. Bob Zuppke drove the Illini hard with a stiff scrimmage. Prominent in the struggle were the veterans, Schlaudeman and Sternaman. The former was at his old post at cen ter, while Sternaman was at right half back,. Belknap, a new quar ter back, and Taber, half back, were tried out. That Chris Lari mer, cno of Zuppke's veterans from 1917, is out of the game for the sea sob is feared. Larimer injured a !' g 'ist week. Scholastic el:ibili- t i s still worry several aspirants. Ralph Janes' cut the freshman squad another notch, and by the end of the week will have a team ready to spring the Purdue forma tions agicst the regulars. rinnc-6otrt. Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 23. Not satisfied with the showing of Ms men. Dr. Williams shook' up the entire M;nnesota football elevt-n. He placed Haertel at full back in place of Butler and sent "Babo" Ross, the 32 pound lineman, to center in place of Williams, who is being groomed for a tackle posi tion, Arnold Oas, who has been showing well at end. was put out of practice for several days with water on the knee. Fred Enke of last year's team and Ben Bros, a newcomer, were used at the out posts. Another long scrimmage took vp the entire afferuoon. Ohio Mete. Columb'is, O , Sept. 25. Football Mock at Ohio Sta'e took quite a rise early when Jim Flowers, star tack'e of former state elevens, made bis appearance. Flowers adds much to the wealthy stock cf football ma terial which Coach Jack Wilee has at hia command. As the Ohio team l'-ies up for the scrimmages Holt camp can Le seen getting first choice at center. Pixley and John son at guards, Speers and Huffman at the tackles, and Myers and Mc Donald on the flanks. Stinchcomb in the pivot position is supported by numerous backs, Matheny get ting first call for full back, while the husky Williaman is nursing a I sprained ankle back into shape, i Davies, Bliss, Fracasin, Miller, : Harley, Sweitzer, and numerous ! other halves give promise of again 'making Ohio famous. ! Purdue., j Lafayette, Ind., Sept. 25. On ac ! count of so many regulars being I bruised up Coach fcanlon did not j put the varsity into yesterday's I scrimmage drill at Purdue, but the substitutes were organised inlo two teams and sparred for Lalf an hour. Macklin, the little half back recently discovered by Scanlon, continued to show brilliant form, both in offense and defense. Today the regulars will be back in the game for another scrimmage drill. Coach Scanlon gave the men a blackboard talk last evening. Next Saturday a practice game will be staged nd the following Saturday t.7X...-- -tn r. . o-nei x uiuuo -J r; t .t j li .111 vvu m,,uu. Franklin Indiana. Bloomington, Ind., Sept. 25. With the gates opened, Indiana uni versity athletic field was thronged with students who rehearsed yells and songs for the Wabash game Saturday. It was the first open practice of the week. Stiehm has a number of good men for each po sition and said yesterday he will not pick the lineup before the final practice Friday. The work of John Kyle, varsity halfback, was a real feature in some of the plays, when he hit the yearling line time and again for good gains. 'otre Dam. Notre Dame, Ind., Sept. 25. Re turn of Earl GilSllan, track ar.d field star, featured athletic activities yes terday. Gilfillan Joined the foot ball squad and will try for a half back position. Head Coach Rockne devoted much time to blocking and tackling yesterday, while his as sistant, "Gus" Dorais. instructed back field men in the art of passing swiftly and accurately. Prectlco was terminated with four 50-yard wind sprints. A scrimmage be tween two varsity squads Is sched uled for Thursday. Iowa. Iowa City, la., Sept. 25. Iowa's first bit of bad luck cme when John Heldt of Clinton, la., stellar center, went to the hospital. He may be a victim of typhoid fever. Dyk Stete, champion Javelin thrower, succeeded him. The coaches gav the men practice In forward passing, punting, and only a tourh of scrimmaging. Good pro gress Is belnr made by the team. Human eyelashes ar yaid o exiit on the marble statue, the Sleeping Arl.-.dns. one cf the grmt at the Vatican, vhlen was found ta 1503. It is eald to be the onlv, tatue of the human figur with GIBSON'S WARRIORS COME FROfil BEHIND IN LAST INNING TO WIN, KNOWING THEY DIDN'T NEED GAME 1 IFAnnr CrTATOnrMn. I AMERICAN LEAUUE. W. L. Pet. Chicago 88 48 .647 Cleveland 83 53 .610 New York 75 59 .500 Detroit 76 60 .559 Boston 66 68 .4!K; St. Louts 65 71 .47S Washington 53 84 .3S7 Philadelphia 36 S9 .2'J7 Yesterday's Results. Chicago, 6; St. Louis, 6. Detroit, 4; Cleveland, 1. Boston, 4; New York, 0. New York. 2; Boston, 1. Games 'forte;. St. Loo is at Chicago. Philadelphia at New York. Cleveland at. Detroit. NATIONAL LEA GET.. W. U Pet Cincinnati 93 4.1 .684 New York 82 62 .12 Chicago 74 62 .64 Pittsburgh 70 65 .515 Brooklyn 68 69 .495 Boston 65 80 .407 St Louis 62 82 .2S8 Philadelphia 40 86 .248 lesterday's Results. Brooklyn, 4; Philadelphia, 1. Brooklyn, 14; Philadelphia, 7. New York, 6; Boston, 1. Boston. 3; New York, 2. Unmet Today. Brooklyn at Philadelphi. New York at Boston. OTTAWA HIGH PLAYS LOCALS ON SATURDAY Coach Kimmel Puis Men Throngh Stiff Workouts All Through Week In Preparation. Ottawa high school will provide the opposition for the local school team at Douglas park Saturdny afternoon. Rock Island expects to competition this time by copping this first contest. The upstate lads are reported to have an exceptionally strong line up this season and mav spring a few deep surprises on Captain Mil stead's eleven. The team has been driven hard all this week at Reservoir park by Coach Kimmel. assi.ted by I.'ie Demosey of the alumni. Dempsey took the second team in charge snd developed it to such a stage that yesterday afternoon the lighter fellows walked through the first string bunch for a touchd iwn, the first time in years that the feat was accomplished. The entire squad was given considerable drill in the forward pass game, Demps showing them how to make the old egg stick in the uiitts. TWO GOLFERS HALVE HOLE IN ONE AT 175 YDS. New York, Sept. 25. A golfing miracle was accomplished yester day at the Forest Hills field club in New Jersey when George Stew art and Fred Sleppmyer halved the 18th bole in one. Stewart teed off first, hitting an iron shot for the hole 145 yads away, and watched his ball trickle into the hole. Then Sleppmyer drove off. His ball dropped upon the green and a'ter a short run clicked against the back of the cup and fell into the hole for an "eagle" one. llllllllllllllll!Itlllll!Nllllin!IIIIIIinilllllilllllI!!l!Illli:illll!!IIIIIIIHI!l!l!!ll!l!l!r Pi LIC AUCTION SALE The following will be sold at 18th street and 13th avenue, Moline, Illinois, Saturday, September 27, at 1 p. m. 1 bay gelding, 6 years old. 1400 lbs. 1 black gelding. 9 years old. 140 lbr. 1 bay gelding, 7 years old, 16000 lbs. 1 bay gelding, 9 years old. 1400 lbs gray gelding, b years old. 1400 lbs. bay mare, 6 years old, 15fl0 lbs. bay gelding. 6 years old. HOO lbs. gray geldinr. 10 year3 old. 11.50 lb-,, gray gelding, 10 years old, 1600 lbs. bay gelding, 10 years old. 1800 lbs. gray gelding, 6 years old. 1250 lbs. bay gelding, 12 years old, 1300 lbs. bay gelding, 12 years old, 1250 lbs. black gelding. 12 years old, 1700 Ibi roan mare, 12 years old, 1600 lbs. 15 new four-ton teaming gears. 11 coal boxes. 3 rarm warm boxes with top boxes. 3 extra top boxes. 1 14-inch walking plow. 1 pair bob eleds. 4 singles dump carts. 11 sets double teaming fur. 11 harness. 4 sets single cart harness. 1 set buggy harness. n-ta storm blankets. 6 sets fly nets. 1 lot extra harness. 1 lot co;.! forks. 1 lot flat shovels. 1 lot feed bags. 1 lot pick axes. 1 lot of toola and other articles too numerous to mention. Pale will be held t Moline City barns. All sum of $10 and nn dr to be cash. Over $10 a credit of 10 months will bo nllou rd. pur chaser giving note with npproved security, with intcres-t nt tln r:it of 6 per cent from date of sale. If not paid when d'io not s to inw 7 per tent Interest from date of sals. No property to be removed until setled for. TRI-CITV DISPOSAL COMPANY, Owner. A!tV!D PETERSON, Clerk. COLONELS KENNEDY & SCESS. Auctioneers Eddie Cicotte Ih roandod tromMJib liut Biuiinutive Dick. Ktrr Comes to Rescue. Chicago, Sept. 25. Beyond th. power of the ultimate mathemati cal or mundane mishap to l.hwari them, Chicago's White Sox mud a themselves immutably and eternal ly champions of the America'! league for 1919 by trimming t lie Browns yesterday, 6 to 5, in orio of the garnest uphill battles they have ever staged. With the ace of their pitchinp staff, Eddie Cicotte. knocked o;f the mound before the tireless at tack of the enemy, with Capiat 4 Collins banished from the scrai by a peevish umpire for kicking over a hair-line decision at ttia plate, and with the score board in dicating that they did not have to beat the Browns in ordor to cinch the pennant, the Gleasons kept on battling nr. til, by means of a re sistless rally in the last half of the ninth, tbey won their own rem nant with lots of margin to spare. Kerr Leads Pitchiaff Ilully. Dick Kerr, who replaced tho damaged White Sox ae on thi Flab, led the victorious arsault in the final round with a single. Lle bold sent Wee Richard racing to third on a single to center, which squirted off Jacobson's shins. Mc Mnllin. who took the place of tho banished captain, came up to bat i where a hit would convert a 5 to 1 4 score against the Sox into a vie- : tory, but the foxy Sothoron walk ' ed him, filling the bases, S Weaver lammed a lone fly to rf-n-ter on which Kerr registered tho tying tally, and it was so faraway that Liebold raced to third after the catch. To Joe Jackson came the chance to drive tlie last nail into the pennant, and he did it with a vicious wat to risht cenU-r. good for two or three bases under ordinary circumstances, but only a tingle yesterday, because the rami and the pennant race was over when Liebold scored from third on it. Score: Chicago AB. R. If. P. A.K. Liebold, rf 5 2 3 2 10 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 O o 2 1 3 0 2 10 0 0 12 0 0 0 12 0 1 110 2 1 2 9 1 0 0 10 2 0 1 1 0 0 a 1 0-0 0 0 6 14 27 11 1 for Cicotte in E. Collins. 2b 4 McMullin. 2b 0 Weaver. :th 4 Jackson, 1f Felsch. cf 4 J. Collins, lb 4 Rlsberg, ss Sehalk, c .. f'icoite, p . Kerr, p . Murphy . . .4 3 1 1 ...1 Totals . Murphy battjd seventh. St.. Louis AB. R. H. A-istin. 3b 4 2 2 Gedeon, 2b 5 0 2 Jacobson, cf 5 2 3 Sisler, lb 4 1 1 Tobin. If 0 2 Demmitt. rf 4 0 1 Severeid. c 4 0 1 Gerber. ss 4 0 0 Sothoron, p 4 0 0 A. V.. 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 ' V tiVi, 0 (Vy. ?. 0 5 0 Totals 38 f, 12 25 11 1 Two base bits -Sisler, Jacobt-on. Risberg. Liebold. Felsch. Thrc? baRe hits Austin, Jacobson, K. Collins. Struck out Cicotte, 4: Kerr, 1 : Sothoron. 3. Bases on balls Cicotte. 1; Sothoron. 2. Dou ble play Gedeon-Slsler. Hits OH' Cicotte, 10 in 7 innings; off Kerr,. 2 in 2 innings. Umpires Ililde brand and Kvans. DOIlGFRS COP. rhilndelpbia. Sept. 25 Brooklyn came from behind in the closing innings and won the first game of yesterday'R double header, 4 to 1. The second was easy for the vini torR, 14 to 7. It was "Luderus" day" and the local first baseman whs presented with a diamond stick pin and a gold watch. The second game was the 525th suc cessive contest Luderus has played. lilMIHUilHieiiliji JilliUJiiiiilllHUlll gfUtehca known. I'