The Dispatch from Moline, Illinois on April 27, 1915 · 8
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The Dispatch from Moline, Illinois · 8

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F THE RACING, GOLF FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, PUGILISM BEST S WRESTLING, ATHLETICS POUT MS 0 BAY -s r i 1 I J i THREE-I CLUBS TO PLAY 140 BAMtS Each Has Ten Sundays - at Home Moline Gets Games for July 5. PEORIA IS THE ATTRACTION In Double Header Close First Half of Season Here as Well as Last Half. The Three-I league schedule for 1915, released this morning hy the Associated Press, gives each of the eight cities in the circuit seventy games at home and the same number abroad, vith ten Sunday contests each. The Beason opens April 29 with Moline playing at Quincy, Rockford at Dubuque, Bloomington at Davenport, Peoria at Decaturl First half of the sea-eon closes July 5, which is a holiday, with Feoria at Moline, Bloomington at Rockford, Quincy at Decatur and Dubuque at Davenport. Second half opens July 6 with Decatur at Moline, Quincy at Peoria, Dav enport at Bloomington and Dubuque at Rockford. Moline closes the sea-ton September 12 at home, Peoria furnishing the other half of the attraction, Rockford closes at Quincy, Bloomington closes at DecatuF and Dubuque closes at Davenport. The Moline team will play twenty-one games at home in May, twelve in June, seventeen in July, thirteen in August and seven in September. Two of these will be staged Monday, July 6, with Peoria, and' the same team will appear here for the two closing contests September 11 and 12. Nine Straights at Home. After the Wallopers return from Decatur, where they appear in two games May 2 and in one May 3, they will be at home nine days, during which they will play nine games, taking on Quincy and Decatur and Peoria for three games each in order. Then Boss Hughes will take his team to Dubuque for three contests and from there to Davenport for three, returning home to meet the Dubuque Plumbers May 19, 20, 21. Davenport will be here the next three days, then Rockfcrd and Bloomington, in order. Hughes team will then go to Peoria, from there to Bloomington, Rockford, Quincy and Decatur, returning home for two games with Quincy June 12 and 13, Decatur June 14 and 13, Dubuque June 16 and 17, and Davenport June 18 and 19. The team will be in Dubuque June 20 and 21, in Davenport June 22 and 23 and in Peoria June 24 and 25, returning to Moline to meet Rockford June 26 and 27 and Bloomington June 28 and 29. After taking on the Bloomers the Plow Boys will lay off June 30, as will other teams, this date being open. They will then jump to Rockford for two games July 1 and 2, and from there, they will go to Bloomington and play two games July 3 and 4. Returning here they are scheduled to battle with Peoria in a double-header July o. This will mark the close of the first half of the pennant race and a flag will be awarded the winner. The second race will start here with Decatur July 6, 7, S, with Quincy July 9, 10, 11, and with Peoria July 12, 13, 14. Going to Decatur Moline will stack up against the team of that city July 15, 16, 17. From there the Plow Boys go to Quincy for three frames July 18, 19, 20, and return home for three games with Davenport July 21, 22, 23, and with Dubuque July 24, 23, 26. Boss Hughes and his men will be on the road for twelve games thereafter and will come home for six contests, and then go to Peoria for three games, returning for four, he- fore leaving for eight games abroad, two each with Davenport, Quiucy, Decatur and Dubuque. Dubuque will then come here for two games and Davenport is due here next for a pair of conflicts, before the team leaves for Bloomington for two. From Bloomington the Wallopers go to Rockford (i ! (Qualify j '-: Superb I L ' " OFFICIAL THREE-I LEAGUE SCHEDULE FOR 1915. AT " "at ' AT I AT AT AT AT AT ROCKFORD BLOOMINGTON DECATUR QUINCY " PEORIA MOLINE DAVENPORT DUBUQUE ! May 31, 31, June 1 May 13, 14, 15 May 16, 17, 18 May 28, 29, 30 May 25, 26, 27 May 2, 2, 3 April 29, 30, May 1 Drl TDP June 24, 25 June 20, 21 June 22, 23 June 28,29 June 26. 27 June 10, 11 June 8, 9 ROCKFORD. .. lUt July 12 13, 14 July 30, 31, Aug. 1 July 27,-28, 29 Aug. 8, 9,. 10 Aug. 11, 12 13 July 15, 16. 17 July 18, 19, 20 . : Aug. 21, 22 Aug. 27, 28 Sept. 11, 12 Sept. 9, 10 Sept. 7, 8 Aug. 83, 24 Aug. 25, 26 May 10, 11, 12 " " May 16, 17, 18 May 13, 14, 15 May 25, 26, 27 May 28, 29, 30 April 29, 30, May 1 May 2, 2, 3 p.t noMTVCTOM July 5, 5 MCDUTI! June 22, 23 June 20, 21 June 26, 27 June 28, 29 June 8, 9 June 10, 11 BLOOMINGTON..... a i4 is i6 DlOI Al LH July 27, 28, 29 July 30, 31, Aug. 1 Aug. 11. 12, 13 Aug. 8, 9. 10 July 18, 19, 20 July 15, 16, 17 . ' - - Sept. 6, 6 . Sept. 11, 12 Aug. 27, 28 Sept. 7. 8 Sept. 9- 10 Aug. 25. 26 Aug. 23, 24 May 19, 20, 21 May 22, 23, 24 May 31, 31, June 1 May 5, 6, 7 May 8, 9, 9 June 2, 3, 4 June 5, 6, 7 TwrATTTn June 16, 17 June 18, 19 FAD TIIP June 24, 25 June 12, 13 June 14, 15 July 3, 4 July 1, 2 iAi UK.. 21 22 23 J 1DL July 12, 13, 14 July 9, 10, 11 July 6, 7, 8 Aug. 2, 3, 4 Aug. 5, 6, 7. Aug. 29, 30 Aug. 31, Sept. 1 -: '.' . Aug. 21, 22 Aug. 19, 20 Aug. 17, 18 Sept. 2, 3 Sept. 4, 5 May 22, 23, 24 May 19, 20, 21 May 10, 11, 12 ' May 8, 9, 9 May 5, 6. 7 June 5, 6, 7 June 2, 3, 4 T June 18, 19 June 16, 17 July 5, 5 RFCT IN June 14, 15 June 12, 13 July 1. 2 July 3, 4 ynisui.. July 21, 22, 23 July 24, 25, 26 Aug. 8, 9, 10 DLOl 111 July 6, 7, 8 July 9, 10, 11 Aug. 5, 6, 7 Aug. 2, 3, 4 Aug. 31, Sept. 1 Aug. 29, 30 Sept. 6, 6 Aug. 17, 18 Aug. 19, 20 Sept. 4, 5 Sept. 2. 3 June 2, 3, 4 " June 5, 6, 7 Apr. 29, 30, May 1 May 2, 2, 3 May 10, 11, 12 May 13, 14. 15 May 16, 17, 18 PEORIA July 3 4 July 1. 2 June 8. 9 June 10, 11 CPAPTIlVr July 5 5 June 20' 21 June 22, 23 '"' Aug 2, 3, 4 Aug. 5, 6, 7 July 18, 19, 20 July 15, 16, 17 dlUIUIilU July 12. 13, 14 ' July 30, 31, Aug. 1 July 27, 28, 29 Sept. 2, 3 Sept. 4, 5 Aug. 23, 24 Aug. 25, 26 Sept. 11, 12 Aug. 27, 28 Aug. 21, 22 June 5 6 7 June 2, 3, 4 May 2, 2, 3 - April 29, 30, May 1 May 31, 31, June 1 May 16, 17, 18 May 13, 14, 15 Mni,w July 1, 2 ' July 3, 4 June 10, H June 8, 9 June 24, 25 NFWQ June 22, 23 June 20, 21 muuxse 2, 2. i July 15, 16, 17 - July 18, 19, 20 Aug. 14, 15, 16 11-11 J Juiy 27, 28, 29 July 30, 31, Aug. 1 Sept. 4, '5 Sept. 2, 3 Aug. 25, 26 Aug. 23, 24 Sept. 6, 6 - Aug. 21, 22 Aug. 27, 28 May 8, 9, 9 May 5, 6, 7 May 28, 29, 30 May 25, 26, 27 May 19, 20, 21 May 22,-23, 24 May 10, 11, 12 nuTpnnT June 14, 15 June 12, 13 June 28, 29 June 26, 27 June 16, 17 June 18, 19 III TIip June 24, 25 lAVJUMORT Jul 9 10 n July 6 ? g Aug 14 15j lg Aug 11( 12 13 July 24 25f 26 July 21, 22. 23 ALL IUL Aug. 8, 9, 10 Aug. 19, 20 Aug. 17. 18 Sept. 9, 10 Sept. 7, 8 Aug. 29. 30 Aug. 31, Sept. 1 Sept. 6. 6 May 0, 6, 7- May 8, 9, 9 May 25, 26 27 May 28, 29, 30 May 22, 23, 24 - May 19. 20, 21 May 31, 31, June 1 June 12, 13 June 14, 15 June 26, 27 June 28, 29 June 18, 19 Juno 1C, 17 July 5, 5 -- DUBUQUE July 6, 7, 8 July 9, 10, 11 Aug. 11, 12. 13 Aug. 14, 15, 16 July 21, 22, 23 July 24, 25. 26 July 12, 13, 14 TIME Aug. 17, 18 " Aug. 19, 20 Sept. 7,-8 Sept. 9, 10 Aug. 31, Sept. 1 Aug. 29. 30 Sept. 11, 12 j for a couple and they are due for a double-header in Peoria September 6. The last six games will be played at home, Rockford being here September 7 and 8, Bloomington September 9 and 10 and Peoria 11 and 12. Have One Holiday Date. Moline is given one holiday date, Monday, July 5, at which time Peoria will be here for a double header. Directors of the Moline club asked for Labor day and the first three days in June, but these dates could not be satisfactorily arranged for this city. To have had the team at home Labor day would have been a brg feature of the Tri-City Federation of Labor celebration. However, with some 20,000 person in Moline to attend the Fourth of July celebration at Prospect park which is to be held Monday, July 5, there should be a large attendance at the games that dav. f STANDING AND RESULTS NATIONAL LEAGUE. L. 1 3 7 6 6 7 7 Pet. .900 .727 .462 .455 .455 .364 .364 .300 Philadelphia 9 Cincinnati -g St. Loui3 e Chicago 5 Boston 5 Pittsburgh 4 Brooklyn 4 New York 3 AMERICAN LEAGUE. W. L. Pet. Detroit 9 4 692 New York 6 4 !600 Eoston 5 4 .556 Chicago 7 6 .533 Washington 5 5 .500 Cleveland 6 7 .462 Philadelphia 3 6 .333 St. Louis 4 9 i30S FEDERAL LEAGUE. W. L. Pet. Newark 10 5 .667 Chicago 7 4 .636 Pittsburgh 8 5 , .615 Brooklyn $ 5 .615 Kansas City 6 7 .462 Buffalo 5 9 .357 Baltimore 5 9 .357 St. Louis 3 8 .273 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. W.' L. Pet. Indianapolis 9 2 .818 Louisville 8 3 .727 St. Paul 7. 4 .636 Minneapolis 6 4 .600 Kansas City 5 6 .455 Cleveland 4 7 .364 Milwaukee , 4 8 .333 Columbus 1 10 .091 Yesterday's Results. National League. Cincinnati,. 13; Chicago, 12. St. Louis, 3; Pittsburgh, 0. Philadelphia, 7; Boston, 4. New York, 3; Brooklyn, 0. American League. Chicago, 12; Cleveland, 1. St. Louis, 3; Detroit, 1. Boston, 9; Philadelphia, 2. New York, 9; Washington, 2. Federal League. Chicago, 7; Kansas City, 0. Newark, 5; Buffalo, 2. Brooklyn, 8; Baltimore, 4. St. Louis at Pittsburgh rain. American Association. Louisville, 5; Columbus, 4. Indianapolis, 8; Cleveland, 6. Milwaukee, 6; Kansas City, 2. St. Paul at Minneapolis, rain. The sporting costume may be brightened by adding a bright belt to the coat and a band of the same color on the hat. SOX KEEP Of PACE WIN FIFTH STRAIGHT WITH THE INDIANS AS'OPPONENTS BY 12-1 COUNT. Cubs Go Crazy and Win and Lose Game with Reds Whales Hop in Second Place. The White Sox battered down the defense of the Cleveland Indians yesterday at Comiskey park and romped away with the game in the first encounter of the two teams this season. The count was 12 to 1, and it was the fifth straight victory for the aspiring south siders. Every day the Sox are looking more and more like top liners, and if this pace keeps up they will tear their way to the front before the -week is up. They were more alert and in higher spirits yesterday than they had been since the season opened. Every available opening was utilized, making their attack vicious from start to finish. Why Call Them Indians? On the other hand, the Cleveland bunch played a listless game, just as if yesterday were the end of the world. They call themselves Indians this year, but they didn't explain why. Before three rounds had been fought they had retreated to the woods without a scalp, and they fought from ambush the rest of the afternoon. Joe Birmingham sent sixteen of them to the battle front during the entire contest, and because of the swatting of a couple of the new fellows, the Indians were able to mark up one tally, though the reinforced squad was as helpless before the assault of the Sox as their predecessors had been. The score: Chicago .....0 2 32 1 0 0 4 12 12 0 Cleveland ....0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 2 Two-base hit Billings. Three-base hits J. Collins, Roth, Smith 2, E. Collins. Struck out By Faber, S; by Mitchell, 2; by Jones, 1; by Walker, 3. Bases on balls Off Faber, 7; off Mitchell, 4; off Walker, 3. Double play Quinlan-Brief. Hits Off Mitchell, 8 in 2 innings and part of third; off Jones, 4 in 2 innings. Hit by pitched ball By Walker, J. Collins. Wild pitch Walker. Passed balls O'Neil, Daly. Time 2:15. Umpires Dinneen and Nallin. Cubs Go Crazy. Chicago's Cubs went crazy with the humidity yesterday, lost the second game of the series here in the first inning, won it back with a maniacal rally in the sixth round, and tossed It ft to the Reds once more in the eighth y the final score of 13 to 12, and there were more athletes in the box score :!ian there were spectators in the hoxes. By divers and sundry methods the Cubs handed the Reds seven runs in the opening round. Rebel Adams was the principal offender, for he passed two batsmen, pulled a skull play on a bunt, and was sloughed for five solid drives in that blizzard-like first spasm. Manager Bresnahan then switched to another youngster, Ed. Schorr. Williams Hits Home Run. : . Schorr, was tagged for three more runs in the second inning before he could get used to pitching major league fashion. That made a margin of nine runs in Cincinnati's favor, for Williams had cracked out a home run with the bags .empty in the visitors' second. Schorr improved and blank ed the Reds in the third and fourth, but waB touched for three singles and a tally in the fifth. He probably would have been left on the slab to the end but for the miracle which came off in the sixth. Up to that spasm the Cubs had four runs. Besides Williams' four-bagger they were handed a tally in the fourth by Manager Herzog, and they earned two in the fifth with single by Schorr and Good and a double by Fisher. The score: Chicago .....01012S000 12 Cincinnati 73001011 13 Two-base hits Saier 2, Fisher, Mc-Larry, Mollwitz, Leach. Three-base hits Saier, Olson 2. Home run Williams. Struck out By Adams, 1; by-Schorr, 1; by Vaughn, 3; by Brown, 2. Bases on balls Off Adams, 2; off Schorr, 3; off Vaughn, 2; off Sebneld-, er, 1. Double plays Williams-Bresna-hau-Phelan. Hits Off Adams, 5 in 1; inning; off Schorr, 6 in 4 innings; off Vaughn, 3 in 3 innings; off Brown, 7 in 5 innings; off Schneider, 2 in 3 in-1 nfhgs; off Dale, 1 in 3 innings; off Benton, none in 1 inning. .Hit by pitched balls By Brown, Knisely; by Schneider, Corriden. teft on bases Chicago, 3; Cincinnati, 6. Time 2:32 .Umpires Rigler and Hart. Whales In Second Place. While rain kept the Pittsburgh club idle yesterday Tinker's Whales hopped over the Pittfeds into second place in the Federal standing by shutting out Kansas City, 7 to 0. Big George McConnell, deserter from Camp Cub, was the twirler who tamed the Packers. George did the trick in fancy style. Five little singles, two of them scratches, were all he allowed the Stovall crowd. Only once was he in serious danger of being scored against. In addition George drove in the first Whale run, so a little stretching of the imagination and he could be credited with a victory almost un assisted. Gene Packard essayed to stop the Tinkerites with his southpaw- curva-tions, but he gave up a hopeless task after toiling for seven innings. Seven blows at opportune times had netted three talies, so Gene . handed his bat to a pinch hitter in the eighth. His disappearance brought on Mr. Pete Henning, once a Chicago semi-pro, and the Whales greeted the Hon. Pete with five crashing bingles which netted four useless runs. Two triples were included in the last assault The scores: Chicago -7. ..,.0 1001014 7 12 1 Kansas City . .00000000 00 5 1 Two-base hit McConnell. Three base hits Hanford, Mann, Zwilling. Struck out By McConnell, 2; by Packard, 2. Bases on balls Off Packard, 4; off McConnell, 2. Hits Off Packard, 7 in 7 innings. Hit by pitched ball By Packard, Beck. Time 1:50. Umpires Fin neran and How. ell. TAKE SQUAD OF TEN TO BIG EIGHT TRACK MEET lrack' activities of Moline high school were resumed yesterday after noon at Browning field and; will be continued for the remainder of tl week.' Saturday morning at 6:50 the squad will leave for Galesburg via the Burlington for the B!g Eight meet and will return at 7:30 the same evening. Probabilities are that a squad of ten will be taken. The events of the meet are scheduled to be run off in the afternoon. Roller to Wrestle Martinson. Paul Martinson of Chicago and Dr. B. F. Roller will meet in a wrestling match in Evansville, Ind., Wednesday night. Dispatch Short Ads Bring Results. HUGHES OPTIMISTIC MANAGER OF MOLINE TEAM EXPECTS TO WIN FOUR GAMES OF FIRST SIX. Not a Boast Says Place to Win Is on the Playing Field Plow Boys on Way. Moline's Plow Boys left the city at 6:50 this morning for Burlington. They engaged with Tom Hayden's Burlington Pathfinders in an exhibition tilt this afternoon and are due for a second engagement there tomorrow. In the evening they will leave for Quincy to get a good night's rest before doing their part Thursday ia blasting off the lid in the 1915 Three-I championship race. "The only place to win ball games is on the playing field," said Skipper Hughes, just before boarding this morning's rattler. "I can't say what we will do in our first six road games, but I have talked over thoroughly with the players our line of attack; signals are pretty generally mastered; we should have an edge, both on Quincy and on Decatur, because we have been longer together in practice, and we will all be mightily disappointed if we do not return home next Tuesday with at least four victories out of the six games we - are scheduled to play." Devoy Is Released. Walter Devoy, center fielder with last year's team, was the recipient of a release slip last evening, Hughes deciding that he would not do. Walter is popular in Moline and the fans will regret his going; their belief is that his recent illness has had much to do with his showing here in the week that he has been fighting to re tain his berth in the Moline outfield. . Owner Shannon of the Quincy club has made arrangements for the parade on opening day. The Fifth Infantry band will play, a platoon of po lice will march and every automobile owner in the city is .invited to join. Morris Alder will be in charge. Mr. Shannon has invited the city and county officials and all the semi-pro baseball clubs to take part in the parade, which he hopes to make the largest and most successful Quincy has ever had. The opening game starts at 3 o'clock. All other games except on Sunday, begin at 3:30. HERE ARE HIGHEST TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL RECORDS, MANUFACTUERRS' PIN LEAGUE Team. Singles. Team. Series. 1 People's Power Co 964 People's Power Co 2598 Moline Plow Co. Juniors "929 Moline Plow Co. Seniors 2588 John Deere Plow Co. 923 Moline Plow Co. Juniors ..... 2541 Deere Harvester 918 Deere Harvester 2536 Moline Plow Co. Seniors . 903 John Deere Plow Co 2517 i Deere & Co. 895 Deere &. Co.-.....' 2465 ' Barnard & Leas 868 Barnard & Leas 2449 Deere & Co. Stags 816 Deere & Co. Stags 2296 HIGH INDIVIDUAL SCORES. Name Team. . Singles Jensen, Power Co. 261 Churchill, B. & L. 256 G. Johnson, Plow Co. Seniors.. 234 L. Nelson, Plow Co. Juniors.... 233 Fredeen, Harvester 233 Renaud, J. D. Plow Co 224 A. Knight, Deere & Co. . .'.. .-. . . 222 P. Triemer, Deere Stags 214 Moline Plow Co. Seniors scored for the season, that of 796. Prize standing at the close of the season. 4 4. V-f Red booster buttons, sold by -f the King's Daughters for the opening ball game in Moline will -f f be good Wednesday, May 5, offi- - dally set In the schedule as the -f -f first game to be played on Moline it grounds in the 1915 pennant race. -f CRIPPEN LANDS HURLER VERGANE ON VELIE NINE Boss Crippen of the Velie Grays has again proved himself the astute manager by signing Ernest Vergane, the Michigan City, Ind. semi-pro hurler who held the Chicago Feds to two hits in an exhibition game last fall. Vergane had a trial with the Moline Three-I team, but Hughes did not see fit to retain his services. Vergane's baptism of fire in local semi-pro ranks will come next Sunday when, the Velies tackle Kemmer-ling's Moline Indians on Browning field in the first big local battle of the season. Crippen has assembled a team that he figures to be fully equal to the fast aggregation turned out last year. His running mate for Vergane on the mound is the veteran Stropes and for the other positions the tentative lineup for Sunday is Kroy lb, Mason 2b, Reed ss, Erickson 3b, Briggs If, Crippen cf, Riley rf. PORT BYRON LOSES TO DAVENPORT TEAM, 5-4 Port Byron Athletics lost Sunday's game at Woodward's grove to the Davenport Maccabees by a score of 5 to 4. The grounds were in poor shape, j.- says Secretary McRoberts, causing both teams to make many errors of easy chances. The score by innings: R. H.E. Port- Byron ..01000010 24 8 5 Maccabees ....00301 00 01 5 4 3 Batteries Lee and Lamb; Kennedy andfJertz. Struck out By Lee, 10; by Kenned y6. Bases on balls Off Lee, 4; off Kennedy, 1. Umpire Skelton. DUBUQUE PLAYERS ARE CHRISTENED PLUMBERS The soubriquet of Dubuqe Three-I club was yesterday officially changed from "Hustlers" to "Plumbers," the calling of Larry Mullen, owner of the team. The question was submitted to a vote of the fans. Name Team. , Series Jensen, Power Co 638 Churchill, B. & L. ............. 635 Fredeen, Harvester 600 Dunblazier, Plow Co. Jrs. ...... 595 Renaud, J. D. Plow Co. ....... 595 G. Johnson, Plow Co. Srs 576 A. Knight, Deere & Co. 567 Hartwell, Deere Stags 467 the highest team average in the singles winners sj the first four teams In t ft , KICKS 01! MILEAGE BLOOMINGTON CLUB DECLARr. SCHEDULE INVITES BANKRUPTCY. Other Teams Will Suffer a w,n " Mt.uii lasK was Fac aced This Year. The appended article appeared m mornmg in the Chicago Tribunt The Bloomington association mght wjred President A. R Tflr8t protesting the proposed ' ZZ schedule, asserting that the enonS mUeage, requiring eight trips f0r e2 team, invites bankruptcy. Protest of Bloomington is not with out justification. The schedule com" mittee admits the mileage Ts eDoT mous and Bloomers are not the oni. team that will suffer. Preparing I schedule without knowing J, towns comprise the circuit is no easy task and under the r.ir-., stances a great deal of juggling waa ileocecal j ueiure me men elected to compile a chart got anywhere near what they wanted. The first twelve gams, six at home and six abroad are satisfactory to every club in the league, so far as is known, but if the majority of the clubs express themselves for a new schedule, exclusive of the opening dozen contests, it i8 possible another will be .prepared; Should the league so decide even after the season opens, there would be sufficient time to arrange another chart and have it in readiness, bythe time the thirteenth game is to be played. DISCOVER PHEN0M IN KITTY LEAGUE Manager Jack Herbert of the Ca'ro Kitty league club has discovered a phenom . in Pitcher Russell Baltz of Millfctadt, 111. Baltz stands 6 feet 5 inches and weighs 195 pounds. He looks as if he ought to become a major leaguer in short order. In an ei- mbition game yesterday, Baltz lifted the ball out of the lot for a home run. It was the longest hit ever registered at Cairo, 111. Last year Baltz won eighteen of nineteen games, and eight of his victories were shutouts. diamond gossip Identity of thfi npv ratoh to solve the problem of the backstop department of the Davenport team that Boss O'Leary has been working on was divulged yesterday morning. His name is W. A. Meyer and te comes all the way from Knoxville, Tenn. He is an experienced player and last vear was with Winona in th Northern league, where he hit .270 in eighty-three games. He led the backstops in fielding with an average of ,9S7. But it is not in figures alone that O'Leary is signing the i-layer. He is highly touted by both Joey Wilkes and Frank Welis, Blue Sox players who were both in that league. Meyer was purchased by th White Sox from Winona in 1913 and was turned over to Lincoln. Last year he returned to Winona. Vinve Weising would not do. O'Leary notified Armour of the Kansas City American, association wlo recommended him to . Davenport last week that Weising was not competent. Weising left Sunday night for Kansas City which is also his home. He has had no league training and generally was found wanting. Bloomington has released Outfield er Ben Westby and Infielder Oscar Jennings, both of Maddock, S. v., requiring more seasoning. Oliver McGloom, the Chicago semi-pro catcher, has been released by Decatur, the return of the regulars, Munch and O'Brien, making it to possible to make a place for the CW-cagoan. Peoria has signed Catcher Murpb?, with Sioux City in the Western league last season, and Second Baseman McGeehan, last year with AUen-town in the Tri-State. Mayor Carlson is slated to catch the first ball and Mayor Becr pitch it in the opening tilt in 1 port Thursday of this week. Manager Castle of Quincy handed the pink envelope to a Murphy, Bob Kahl, Lindberg Brzozowskl. In the practice s yesterday Nick Kahl competed Hill and Turner for positions, ner is a candidate for third hae Hill is trying out for second will be compelled to scrap tne i that is in case either Hill or Turn is released he will fill the vacancy .. . ia in The simple taiioreu tu" - style for the business woman w r Tt'OO 1- shopping or coum. Dispatch Short Ads Bring

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