The Daily Review from Decatur, Illinois on June 30, 1914 · Page 5
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Decatur, Illinois
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Tuesday, June 30, 1914
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Tuesday Evening, June 30, 1914. T H E D E C A T U R R E V I E W Pal* And Bloomers Take Final Contest, 3 to 1. END WINNING STREAK Bloomers Like Slants Reuben Schlansker. of PROGRESS OF PENNANT RACES THREiJ-I "IP" TABLE. Club- Davenport ... Peoria Springfield .. Deciitur Dubuque .... Qulncy Bloomington DanvIHe .... Won Loit. Pet. , . 4 7 19 712 .. J7 28 ,, 34 28 SO 28 24 oSl 548 ,5iB 468 431 .36!) Win Lose. .71u .701 .567 .552 556 ..140 545 5oO ,477 402 .430 .424 .319 ,UG4 .379 .301 "We made the Bloomers look like comers. Alas: Twas ever thus; Thev then returned the compliment, And did the same to us."' After winning five straight games, the Commodores finally dropped one Monday to Bloormngton, 3 to 1, and all of this bit of information also proves that Decatur not only has a real ball team, but a kind and gener Otis outfit. They garnered three straight hits from the chesty Distillers because said Peorlans were "higher ups" and could not afford to lose while they took onlj what they needed from the Bloomers and let the Evergreen bunch have one just to save them from landing on the bottom of the heap. This saved their pride and the Bloomer attendance from being a total wreck. BLUEJACKET DOBS NICELY. Chief Bluejacket worked on the "Commodores Monday and kept the hits well scattered, while the Bloomers took a liking to the slants of one Reuben Pchlansker and hammered him for ten tingles in seven rounds. After the t-eventh. Bill Viehahn worked for Rube end held the home bovs hitless during the rest of the game. Says the Panta graph: HALOS FOR JIM. Halos in bunches encircle the brow of lusty Jim Bluejacket. The great pitching chief added new gems to his crown as the king of pitchers by his ·wonderful exhibition in the final series with Decatur yesterday. Not only did he pitch his usual effective game, but he pounded out two mighty doubles and a single, emphatic swats that sounded like the knell of doom to the unhappy Schlansker. TOO PORTLY Blue is too portly to patter with the speed of a dee*- foot Jackson or he could have negotiated three bases on the first double and perhaps four on the second. If any scout for the majors had witnessed that exhibition of the Bloomer star, they would have grabbed him. regardless of the wampum demanded. The score ^ GAMES WEDNESDAY. Decatur at Springfield. Danville at Quincy. Davenport at Dubuque Bloomlneton at Peorls. MONDAY'S RESULTS. Springfield, 3-9-4. Davenport, 1-8-2 Bat- ttries-- McMsnus and Jacobs, Barnes and S 'Quinc" ; 5-0-3; Dubuque, 4-9-3 Batteries-Tretter and Ketter, Delano and Hammer- "Veorla, »-ll-l, Danville. 1-4-5. Batteries-Atkinson and Waring, Eller and Erloft. MAJOR LEAGUES. Club-Philadelphia Detroit ht Louis Woihlnston Chicago Boston New York American. Win. 30 Club- New lork . . Chicago Cincinnati ... Pittsburgh ... St Louis Philadelphia Brooklyn .. lioston National. . 36 34 XS Club- Indianapolis Chicago B u f f a l o .... Baltimore .. Kansas City Brooklyn ... Pittsburgh . St Louis ... Federal. Lose 31 30 32 d2 38 U 31 31 30 :I4 30 33 34 Lose. 25 33 JO Pet .609 .551 537 .531 .MS .515 307 358 Pet 610 5.M Slli .3KJ .411 .474 ,45S .434 Pet .5911 .r/31 .r.s4 .550 470 '439 olH DIES IN ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. VIRG H. SANDERS. Decatur's foremost baseball booster who succumbed to tuberculosis buquerque at 5:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at Al- GAMES TODAY. National, Cincinnati at Chicago. Pittsburgh at St. Louli Philadelphia at Boston Brookli n it Ne» YorK American Chicago at Detroit st Louis at Cleveland .Sew York at "Washington Boston »t Philadelphia. Federal. Pittsburgh at Buffalo MONDAY'S RESULTS. National. VIRG SANDERS DIES IN ALBUQUERQUE N.M. Succumbs to Tuberculosis at 5:30 This Morning--Had Hundreds of Friends in Decatur. BresnThanTTTiiglliis; Ro»an and Clark BLOOMINGTOX-- C Jackson. If Craig. -f .1 Jackson, ,'.b Gurtz t'b Laster 5h O'Eerta r" Doni'-a, 55 Sch«id c Bluejacket p Totals .. DECATtR-- Manfla. Sb Brown, as . · Blitz, ct ruggan, Ib ... TAnch. 3b ... Scherer. rf shannon c. Sfhlansher. p X'tebahn. p ... Kirmajer. · .. O Brlen, c .... I; H. P.O. E ToTRl* 4 0 s o 4 1 3 1 3 1 , 30 3 3 1 4 O 4 0 4 » 4 0 4 O . 4 0 2 0 . 2 0 n o . 3 o i o . S2 t a ^ o e 9 - 2 . Cincinnati yaughan. 7-9-5 Cheney Batand Recond count of n e t grounds Ameriran. St. Louis-Cleveland game po«tponed on Virg H. Sanders, president of Decatur baseball club. Is dead. the The ?-10-0 S Eo^on, 2-V2 Batte-tes-Plank and Lapp. Johnson and Cadv !4 IS 0 · Batt»d for Schlansker In eighth. By innmcs. n f t f t 0 1 0 2 0 « -- S Bloomlneton " » V V J i ¥ i X « . o o o o o i o o o -- i . SUMMARY. Decatur l r o t Vlebahn Umpire-- Brown BLOOMINGTON NET TEAM SELECTED Bloominstor, June 30 -The tennis team which will represent the Bloomington club IT. the central Illinois tournament at Champaign, has been selected and Is composed of J. G. Coul ter and Herman Flfer. Coulter will represent the club in the singles. He Is four times winnrr of this title. ,, _ . ^Y^uifaloVme postponed on ac- open date for other clubs. NOW N1EHOFF WILL JUMP THE REDS Chicago. June 30--Bert Nlehoff, third baseman for the Cincinnati Reds and for whom sixteen major league clubs put in drafts in 1913. is going to Jump to the Federals unless offered a three- year contract minus the ten-day clause and an increase in salary. This was the ultimatum delivered to Manager Herzog Monday, when Nlehoff served ten-day notice on the Cincinnati Niehoff at first threatened to leave the club at once and go to St. Louis, where he has been offered a contract by the Sloufeds. He said the nalary offered him there was twice as large as he Is getting from Cincinnati and demanded a raise at once. Hersog: was In conference with him more than ar, hour at the end of which Nlehoff agreed to remain with the club until Herzog could set In touch with President Herrmann. Niehoff Is the third member of the Bed outfit to take advantage of the ten-day clause In his contract. Outfielder Marsans and Pitcher Davenport .rave Bimllsr no'tlces several weeks ago and later joined St. Louis. Marsans was enjoined from plavlns with the Feds through an injunction granted last week. end came at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday morning in a sanitarium at Albuquerque, N. M. He died peacefully while seemingly asleep. His wife was at his bedside at the time. 'Virg died at S:30 this morning. Notify J. A Cofbett and other friends." This telegram was received bj Howard P. Hanthorn, secretai J -treasurer of the Decatur ball club early Tuesda morning and it brought first news of Sanders' end. BODY TO DECATUR. The body will probably be brought to Decatur for burial. However, no definite plans have yet been made. During his last illness, Virg was *a- tional at times and he often said he regretted he was not in Decatur so that he could die among friends During his times of delirium he would moan and talk about his friends in the Commodore city, often csllmg- by name Accoidmg to letters reeehed from Mrs Sanders It was p i t i f u l to h e a r the dying man calling for his friends. HAD LONG BEEN SIOK. Sanders" death was caused by tuber- keeping the club together until the flimsy league itself exploded. GOT KINSELLA HERE. Next year Sai ders headed a campaign to put Decatur back in baseball. That resulted in Dick Klneella coming here with his team from Springfield. Kmsella remained u n t i l the end of the season In 1912. Sanders and several other Decatur boosters went up to a Three- 1 meeting at Chicago and they man- ged to get hold of the Rock Island franchise for Decatur. Sanders then conducted another campaign and sold books of tickets so that the club would have enough money on which to begin the season. It was a hard jot and be niet with man} rebuffs but he finally succeeded. Last yoar Virg was the life of the club and he favored the securing of George Reed as manager in order to set the fans interested Again this spring he w o r k e d for the team and was elected presldnt But he spent too much of his energy working for the club at a t i m e when It meant most to him and he had little chance for life when he left Decatur for New Mexico. fly-by-night league of a lower class. Vtrg loyally supported that team. When there was a chance for Decatur to get another franchise in the Three-I league he was the man most active in securing that franchise and if it had not been for him Decatur would not have got the franchise. Since the new franchise was acquired he has been by all odds the most active, vigorous and forceful supporter of the game. UNIQUE TALKER. When there was money to be raised and a deficit to be removed Virg Sanders was the man who took up the task. Indeed, there was no other to do it He was a unique talker. He knew whom to approach and how to approach them. And he talked reluctant givers into support One thing in his favor, a thing which helped him, was that those who were associated with him believed him to be absolutely square, that his word was absolutely good. What he promised to pay he always paid and what he said he would do he always did. There was never any question about the honesty of his purpose or the sincerity of his motives by those who knew him best. He had his ups and downs after he went into business in Decatur in a modest way. He made money at times and at times did not He was not a man of considerable means and be was sometimes in financial straits, but he always made his word good, HE PAID THE BtLU In this connection a story is told. It was found in the office of the Bail- way and Light Co. that Virg Sanders- account had mounted to Jl.SOO. It was not Vlrg's fault that it had reached such proportions, but was due to some oversight in the office. When the head of the office saw that account It looked like a lost cause to him. Indeed, he never expected to get any of it. But he sent for Virg and the matter was put before him. "I'm a little hard up now and can't pay that at once," said Virg, "but I will pay It" And he forthwith began pajlng it in |100 installments, which he kept up until the entire Indebtedness was discharged REAL RACE IN THREE.I LEAGUE A Springfield paper says Davennort i: so far out In the lead that there Is no hope ot overtaking them and that the real race right now Is between Spring- Held, Peoria and Decatur. While that may be the real race now, the Commodores are going to stick to the ship until she docks Sept. 7 and at that time, we are expecting the 'real race' will be between the Commodores and Blue Sox. Although the Blue Sox have a nice lead, the only way to make he race Interesting will be not to give p but go ahead and catch the Sox. In wenty-one games played since June 5, he Blue Sox have won ten and lost leven. For tbat reason Reed's band is ot feeling discouraged, even If they re resting in the fourth shelf right Watchmakers are Having Booster Day. Springfield. June 30.--With Decatur as the visiting attraction, Springfield is observing Its first Booster day of the season at League park Tuesday afternoon The game was called at 3:30 o'clock. Indications point to a record attendance. Rnrlnefield Commercial assocla- tion Is aiding In the movement, and Indication* are that the largest crowd of the season will se" the Watchmakers mix with hard-".shtins Commio. In addition to the Booster day ticket*. which have been ..imposed of at 11,0*. the proceeds of the game will b« ·well- ed by the admission through the (atel of those who have net purchased boo«- ter tickets by the usual jreneral admta. slon. ATTENDANCE NOT UP TO STAND- AKD. The attendance this season ha* not been up to expectations. In fact. It ha« ·been lower than last y»ar, »nd ta ort«r to give the association a financial booit the special day was planned. Under the new rules of the league all oi the money taken In at the gate will belong to the home club, with the exception »f J50, which is paid to the visiting aggregation. MAN DCCATUR 11. LIN 01* REED'S BALL CLUB MAKING GREAT RACE Back in the First Division. 1 Five straight victories for Reed's men ought to win every one in locator over to the Commodores. They have won eight out of the last twelve games end if they keep up that pace until Davenport continues to drop about every other game. It should he a good race for the top yet. IN FOURTH PLACE Decatur rests in fourth again, last a lew points below Springfield, but the 0ext three days ought to put some dis- ·mce between the two teams, one way Or another. In ease Decatur win* all ·iree, th» standing will be Decatur J59. and Springfield .528; should we win tw« mnd lose one. It will be Deca- tnr .544 and Springfield 538; if w- win ·ne and lose two it will be Dtcatur .629 and Sprlnsflrti .554, and should lire loss s41 three. H will be De- ·atur .518. and Sprlngf!«M .5«9. HURLS GREAT GAME Bluejacket pitched a good game for BloominsTtoa Monday, held the Com- modores to seven scattered hits and made three hits himself, all of which is considerable for a pitcher NOT REGULARLY.. Davenport Is not winning so regularly and the great Highway Robber Barnes lost his second game within a week to the Springfield bunch Monday. Umpire Brown was with the Commies In Bloomington. too. and according to word from the Bloomer city, he was the same old Brown. LINCOLN BUMPED. Lincoln in the I. M. league won a.bout seventeen straight games and now Chamoaign comes along, ousts the Lln- colnltes from first place by winning thirteen straights. All of which proves that Davenport can be dislocated, too ARE HITTING HARD. The batting averages show four Commodores hitting over. 300, while only two Davenport regulars and three Distillers are hitting over that mark. The Davenport team average is .25« and Decatur's is .283, cillosis of the throat. He had suffering for three or four jears from severe attacks of stomach trouble and physicians say that the attack of tuberculosis may have been an out- jrowth of the ailments of his digestive organs Late last winter Sanders began losing weight and for a time the doctors were unable to diagnose his trouble. It was soon discovered in his throat, however, and he was adUsed to go to the southwest as soon as possible In order to sav e his life. He was anxious to give the Decatur baseball club a I good start this spring and this probably cost him his life. PUT OFF GOING. He kept putting off his trip and worked hard for the success of the Elke' show in April, so that sufficient funds could bo raised for th» club When the show was over he was so weak he could hardly get out of bed. He had almost lost his voice and could barely speak above a whisper. Finally, near the last of April he left for Albuquerque. It was thought when he left that he would never return alive. He was cheerful to the last, however, and hopeful that he would recover. WORKED ALL OP LIFE. Virg was about forty-two years old at the time of his death. He never had much opportunity for schooling and has had to fight his way along since hit boyhood Shortly after coming to Decatur about fifteen years ago he established a photograph gallery and cigar store in the 300 block on North Water street. This was called "Virg d'Or's" place and It enjoyed a good patronage. It was while at that store that Saicers lecame interested in baseball. He formed a baseball team among the amateurs and managel It himself. All Hie other amateur players in the city ciade his place their headquarters INTERESTED IN THREE-I. Later Sanders soulcl out and established the "Come Across" on North Water, across from his old quarters. He put in some trood bowling alleys and the place was popular all winter Icng. It was while there that Vlrg became Interested in professional baseball. It was in the year 1910 that the Northern association wa' organized. That was the season a f t e r Doc Chllds had sold the Decatur Three-I franchise to Danville. (Jhllds had drawn out of the Northern association because of lack of Interest in the team and Sanders a-nd Jack Campbell'decid- ed to jump into the breech and hold the club here. They did succeed in A-fter selling the Come Across place !n to Frank Burrous. Sanders conducted skating rink in the New England _ -11 for a time Later he secured a poo] room on Merchant street of which ha was the owner at the time of his death. FRIEND OF DR. HOSIER. Sanders wa s a close friend of Dr George P. Hosier, former rector of St John's Episcopal church. He joined that church about five years ago During his sickness, Dr. Hoster and Vtrg corresponded regularly and there was a strong f r i e n d s h i p between tham. Dr. Hoster will probably come to Decatur from his present home at Franklin, i'cnn., to conduct the funeral services Besides his wife, Sanders is survived by his mother, Mis. Mary Fair child, and brother, James Sanders, anc sister. Mrs Edith Bryan, all of Chicago. He also has a g r a n d m o t h e r and other distant relatives at Mcehanics- burg. RIGHT SORT OP BOOSTER. For the last three or four years Virg Sanders has been the mainspring baseball In DecRtur. If it was not tot Virg Sanders there would not be any league baseball today, says a man who is accredited with knowing more abou' local baseball than any other In th city. He gave thee times as much time to boosting baseball as any other man in Decatur and he not only gave it his time, but his money. He always gave liberally of his money and he always lost It. On the whole he gave a good deal of his mones to baseball. He was the right sort of booster be cause he was a booster from the heart He boosted baseball because of his love of the game He knew that league baseball has not been a paying propo sition here and it must have been in opposition to his business judgmen that he put money into the game". Bu he felt that there ought to be enough public interest in the game to supper' it handsomely. HE OPPOSED SALE. For years Virg Sanders' place ha been a sort of baseball headquarters Always the baseball scores could b had there. It was when he saw Deca tur about to lose Its franchise In th Three-I league that he began to take a more active Interest. When everybod' else quit he worked the harder. H opposed the sale of the Decatur fran chise to Danville. It was afterward seen that the release of the franchis was a tactical mistake If Decatur wa ever to again have organized baseball When the franchise left there was slump in baseball interest which ha never yet been fully recovered. Whei Dr Childs undertook to give Decatu professional baseball with a team In Score 18 Runs in Two Innings. The Railroaders -won their seventh t r a t g n t victory Monday evening from he Mueller nine They had no diffl- ulty in piling up a score, making ten ounters In the first round and eight r. the third. The f i n a l count stood 6-3 for the Railroaders. The high score was due largely to the bunch ot errors made by the Mueller team. In order to close the swatfest. the Railroaders fanned purposely In the last nning. Score: R. H. B. Railroaders 10 0 8 0 0--18 « 2 ueller,, 2 0 1 0 0 -- 3 3 16 Batteries--Railroaders, Kruse. Cry- · Muellers, Msxey, Cochran. STANDING W. Railroader Decatur Bridge Wabash I T. S Coffin Co Leader Muellers Wabash Clerks Pet 1.000 .6S7 667 .667 .400 .334 .145 000 KOEPPING PULLS SOMETHING NEW Davenport Times.--Honus Koapping's decision to quit baseball because he thought he wasn't earning the salary he drew twice monthly has taken the baseball world by the ears. Here are some of the Impressions picked up yes terday down at the yards from gents who heard the story for the first tmie. Bade Myers, Cleveland scout, who was present, relieved himself of this thought: "That's a new one for the book. Never heard of anything like it before. Koepping is the f i r s t plaver I have ever seen who thought he was getting too much money." Nick Kahl, boss of Champs. "Say Bo, when they want me to quit, they'li to steal my uniform and take my tools away from me." Pat Wright: "Wasn't earning his salary, eh? There's something radically wrong with that boy. He needs a little sound advice from some youngster like m«. Can you beat it? ' WOLGAST BREAKS HIS RIGHT ARM Los Angeles, June 30.--Aiming a vicious right upper-cut at Freddie Andrews of Milwaukee, his sparring partner, during training Monday, Ad Wolgast, matched to fight Mexican Joe r.ivers twenty rounds at Vernon Julj 4, broke the radius in the lower third of his right forearm when Audrews blocked the blow with his elbow. Your Outing Clothes For The "Fourth" WHETHER you celebrate this mOSt important anniversary of our nation's birth here at home or by a special tr'p you 11 want to be fittingly attired in clothes that combine ease, coolness and style. A N immense display of outing clothes at your disposal here--you can find exactly what you want whether it's a light Palm Beach or Mohair Suit, one of fine summer-weight serge, a straw hat or a wash tie. T H E R E isn't an article of apparel that you need to help make your enjoyment of the day a complete success that we can't supply you with. In a word, we have everything -- excellent assortments, right styles, careful service, right prices. Glad to show them, too. We are creating the sensation of our career with our present season's tailoring. Have you noticed the aristocratic air about oar clothes? Suits to your individual measure $20 and higher. Style and Quality. MAIENTHALBROS. =, * SHOP OF United Doctors HAVE INSTITUTES IN MANY CITIES Decatar Institute, 217 N. Water Have cured more deep-seated Chronic Diseases of th« Nerves, Blood, Skin, Kidneys, Liver, Stomach and Bowls than any medical institute in the United States, as affidavits and testimonials from cured patients will prove. SFAPERl

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