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Nfew York Fight Fans Are Insisting
•.That Australian Get Busy
and Fight Sortv»-
TTAiS PLENTY OF OFFERS
Darcy Waiting to Hear From Georges
[By E C. Hamilton. United Press! The in
Staff Correspondent 1
napper" have said nothing will be
done until npfiiiite word of the inten-j
he may be lone delayed, is making
New York restless.
Fight followers wouldn't care much
who Darcy was sent against in his in
itial encounter. He could make ^a
sardine can out of any enclosure, the
packed fish to be the persons who want
to see how he fights and if he really
the Australian to add $12,500 to his
bank account for the trouble. George
Chip also wants to take another
chance and there are any number of'
Commercial Basketball League Season
Comes to a Close After
Two Rounds of
CHURCH INDOOR BALL
League Being Formed to Start Play
Early In January—Y. M. C. A.
VEW YORK Dec 28 Pressure on Commercial basketbal league for tnis
iJ^^rX to eet busv and show
others who would like to see what^^anged to correspond as nearly as
they can do. possible with that at the opera house.
•oE Those holding season reservations are
$ 2 5 0 0 0 Purse Offered. requested to present the regular
''MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Dec. 29.—! opera house tickets Just the same as
Harry Sherman, local fight promoter, at previous programs.
has an offer today of a J25.000 purse
for a ten round contest between Mike \X7f"IT C*
Gibbons and Les Darcy. AU VV ULVJrtCJ I
"Adviser" to Darcy.
^CHICAGO. Dec. 29.—Leonard Hicks,
of the Grand hotel here has addde him
appointed guardians. On his return I
from New York today he announced I rUnIted press Leased Wire Service.]
be would handle the Australian nght-i KANSAS CITY Mo., Dec. 29. Ad
er's affairs in the capacity of "ad
viser." Hicks and Tom Andrews, Mil
waukee promoter, are trying to match
Mike Gibbons with Darcy for
drickson of Amherst, Benjamin H.
Letson, Elliott Binsen of Fordham.
Wins Newspaper Decision.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Dec. 29.
—Roy Moore, San Francisco bantam,
won a newspaper decision over Nate
awarded the pennant in the
season. Although only two rounds of
tions of Georges C&rpeuiier, the
French champion, is received. The1 thc^physical department
Jeff Smith has come forward with fourth number of the Y. M. and F. Green
an offer to battle Darcy for nothing,
he)d at tbe
t'h Grind' opera hoU8e. The
CALLS OFF BOUT
in Cadillac, Michigan, He
Wolgast, Michigan bear-cat, will
fight Otto Wallace here New Year's!
night, according to an announcement
Newcomer Wins. Wolgast is ill at his home in Cadillac, the Rocky mountains, with tempera
[United. Press Leased Wire Service.] [Michigan, according to the message- ture ranging from zero to 30 below
NEW YORK, Dec. 29.—H. B. Edward Butler, a local boxer, will west of the upper Mississippi, and
O"Boyle, a newcomer, created a sen-: meet the Milwaukee German here freezing temperature in all except
sation In the play for the national New Year's night. the extreme scuthern states.
Junior Indoor tennis title by eliminat-.
Ing Willard Botsford of Columbia, 7 oils Advanced.
to 5 and 6 to 3. Boyle is a student [United Press Leased Wire Service.] £fc
at Georgetown university. DALLAS, Texas, Dec. 29—The, 28 7 p. m. 29.53 JSW rt.Ci ay
Other winners were E. H. Hen- Magnolia Petroleum company today}29J
Prosperity in Davenport.
Davenport Democrat: The high
cost of living is no barrier to Daven-
jackson, of Oklahoma City, here last port's prosperity. One of our families
night by out-fighting the local favor- several days ago welcomed the six
ite in a majority of ten round affair. teenth child into their home circle.
To be shown at the Hippodrome this evenina
closing of the gymnasium was to Fort Madison for a match.
IVL^lZ tno^mnrh hnrn responsible for this. Scheduled games The Keokuk quintet will be com
R?ckard "kid-itod to be cancelled and during this posed of the men having the highest
fact that Carpentier may not he allow-1 team, hasPa substantial annually and the games always create
ed to visit the United States or that, irwm^nm.ps
that have been played and has been
declared the winner.
Indoor Baseball League.
The Y. M. C. A. is now proinoting
Teams From Two Cities to Play
Match at Local Alley on
New Year's After
PICK OF TWO LEAGUES
Keokuk Quintet to Be Composed of
Men Having Highest
Averages in Local-
The pick of the Keokuk and Fort
Madison bowling leagues are to meet
In a match at the Olympia alleys here
ham-like the scheduled three have beeir played will start about 2:30 o'clock. This
LnrfA™ sSone by the league, it was thought best by is the first time this season that
ertaNew Yor^ NewsMpers and the
officials of the league to bring a close bowlers from the two cities have
*or.K-. Newspapers ana me season met Later the Keokuk team will go
public are insisting *^at the Aus
Michijjan Bear-cat is III at His Home! extreme northwest^ portion tonight.
announced that all light crude oils
had been advanced ten cents to 11.40
a barrel. Heavy crude was advanced
five cents to 75 cents.
New Year's afternoon
ctlvities in has not been picked yet, but wiii oe
I shortly. I
the' Keokuk and Madison bowlers m^et
has ghown a great deal of
during the two rounds the Purity Oats team defeated Pech-
a church indoor baseball league and I Biddenstadt 133
play will start early in January.
can "knock 'em dead'' as easily as has Teams will be organized in the vari
been reported. Rickard always has ous churches of the city. The games
been credited with being about a jump: will be played on Tuesday and Fri
ahead of the average promoter in sen-1 day nights.
sing public sentiment. It Is likely to The old Y. M. C. A. basketball team
develop therefore that Tex will send is being reorganized for two games
Darcy out to earn a few nickels with- this winter with the Quincy Maroons, H. King
nut the aid of Georges Carpentier. The first contest will be played here White ..
tm a -i. v. ... the middle of January. Blan ...
lecture course is'to be Milligan
evening, January 2, instead
interest Last nighti
stein Iron Works squad two out of
three games. The scores follow:
Pechstein Iron Works.
777 €57 793
Tonight the Alley Inn five and the!
W A will ba Powder Works will meet in a match,
Department of Agriculture
W a a
For Keokuk and vicinity: Fair to
night and Saturday not much change
For Iowa: Fair tonight and Satur-'
day not quite so cold Saturday and
For Missouri: Fair and continued
cold tonight Saturday fair not so
cold north portion.
For Illinois: Fair and continued
cold tonight: Saturday fair not so
not,,cold north portion.
Gabe "Kaufman, With the exception of rains on the
promoter, who received a telegTam central gulf coast, the weather is fair
from Wolgast calling off the
cold from the Atlantic coast to
a- m- J9-6b
Lowest last night, 6.
I Stage of river 7 a. m., 8 tenths
below low water.
Mean temperature 28th, 22.
FRED Z. GOSEWISCH,
Can You Toddle 7
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
NEW YORK, Dec. 29.—Can you
Toddling Js New York's latest
dance diversion. G. Hepburn Wilson
explained it to a convention of danc
ing masters and it was pronounced
the season's dance hit.
There is a "break" in the .music
for the toddle similar to the break
in the old fashioned clog dance. The
toddle formula follows:
Man takes four steps forward,
woman four steps backward, pivot
and turn on one foot.
First Tenant Strike.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
NEW YORK, Dec. 29.—After
struggles with street car, garment
and other varieties of strikes. New
York is today in the midst of the
first general tenant strike in history.
One hundrpd and twenty tenants
of five apartment houses in the
Bronx, are striking for "more heat
and less rent."
Owners of the apartment houses
claim that the strike will become a
lockbut unless the strikers pay their
rents by January 10. They threaten
eviction for all tenants in arrears.
Still Hope for Voltaire.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
NTJW YORK) Dec. 29.—Officials of
the Lamport and 'Holt Steamship
line said today they still are honing
for the arrival in America of-the
Voltaire, which mysteriously disap
peared on a trip from Liverpool on
November "2, but it was stated she
might be drifting with a broken pro
peller shaft or other damage that
might force her to abandon headway.
-Read Gate City advertisement*.
MU5 DAILY HATK CITlF
•Figures Secured by National Security
League Show Construction pi*'
Work Takes Very
NEW YORK, Dec. 29.—The marked
difference between a navy authorized
by congress and a navy under con
struction, much less actually com
pleted, is shown in information furn
ished the National Security League by
the navy department in response to
an inquiry. The official figures show
that upon the whole very little pro
gress has been made toward con
structing the navy authorized by ap
propriations made as far back as
June 30. 1914, and March 3. 1915—
twenty-seven months and eighteen
months ago respectively.
Attention is called in this connec
tion to the case of the battleship Ari
zona, commissioned on October 17.
This ship was authorized March 4,
1913 its keel was not laid until a
est percentage of completion of the
IS TOO SLOW
Long Time. °J
Battleships and Other Craft Ordered
by Congress Are Not in Com
mission for Several
cent complete: New Mexico, 48.6 priml, whose other works have been
"The Firefly" and "High Jinks," two
Mississippi, 55.9, and the Idaho, 64.8.
Of six destroyers authorized, three
are In commission and the others
have progressed to a percentage of
89.9, 91.1 and 72.5.
One of the submarines which has
figured most largely in congressional
and newspaper discussions is the
The figures furnished in the com
plete table seat by Chief Constructor
D. W. Taylor are as follows:
Additions to Navy, Authorized In
Naval Appropriation Act of
June 30, 1914.
Type of ship. Oct. 1, 1916.
New Mexico 48.6
Sampson In commission
Rowan In commission
Davis Ia commission
Fuel Ship (1)—
Additions to Navy, Authorized in
Naval Appropriation Act of
March 3, 1915.
Type of ship.
Oct. 1, 1916.
Ambler Players Drawing Good
There was a good sized crowd at
ithe Orpheum last night to see the
Ambler Players, who put on a new bill,
a comedy in four acts, entitled "A Pair
of Liars." The play is well put on and
is full of good clean comedy that keeps
a smile on everyone's face from the
start to the finish of the entire four
acts. The vaudeville specialties be
tween the acts are a feature that are
not to be overlooked. The hill today
will be the same as last night with
complete change of pictures and a new
•bill on Sunday.
The pictures that are run for the
benefit of the early patrons are due
for special mention as there is seldom
that one gets to see such an array of
stars as is presented in these pictures.
Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, King
Baggott and Dorothy Davenport are
among those featured. This Is an op
portunity that is seldom presented for
you to have a complete evening'B en
tertainment from 7 to 10:30. All one
show that is well worth $1.50, all for
the small sum of 20c for the main
floor and 10c for the balcony.—Adver
Blanche Sweet Saturday.
With the usual Saturday comedy
for the kiddies, the Grand will pre
sent Blanche Sweet tomorrow in her
newest Lasky-Paramount drama, "Un
protected/' in which she is supported
by an all star and most unusual cast
of film favorites. Including Theodore
Roberts, Tom' Form
an, Mrs. Lewis
McCord and Ernest Joy.
Lasky, as usual, has given the pic
ture a superb production and
Blanche Sweet has one of the best
parts of her career. "Unprotected"
has a most unusual and powerful
Mary Pickford In a return shoeing
of "Cinderella." one of her most
famous and best liked photoplays, is
full year later and th« ship was not iatUuuunced for Year's day at the
placed in commission until mare than Grand, at the usual 5 and 10 cent
forty-three months after its authoriza
tion by congress.
Two battleships, the Tennessee
and California, were authorized in
March, 1915. On October 1 of this
year the former was only eight
tenths of one percent completed, and
the latter three and two-tenths per
cent. Of the six destroyers author
ized at the same time the percentage
of completion Fanges from only eight
and four-tenths to twenty-seven and
eight-tenths. The two sea going sub
marines then, authorized have not
Wm. Desmond and Enid Markey in
a drama of the Mexican border,
"Lieutenant Danny," appears at the
Grand Sunday night.* Charlie Murray
will provide an excellent Keystone
comedy for this Triangle bill.—Ad
Katlnka, Grand Tonight.
With "Rackety Coo," 'T Want to
Marry a Male Quartette," and all the
other swinging, charming musical
gems, "Katinka" arrives at the Grand
even been begun, nor has any work tonight for its long-awaited showing,
been done dn two of the sixteen There are three big and magnificent1
coast defense submarines. The hign-
3 4 9 a
18.6. A fuel ship authorized in 1915
is reported S1.6 complete. Itation by carrying its own complete
The table further shows that of the
ships authorized June 30, 1914, Keokuk gets Arthur Hammersteln's
twenty-seven months ago, the three
battleships are less than seventy per-
"Katinka," a large cast and
chorus, all of whom can
a a a
g^es its music, the best presen-'
company tonight, and the music
lyrfcs are by Hauerbach and
There have been musical plays with
scenes laid In Russia, and there have
been musical plays with scenes laid
in Turkey, and there have been musi
cal plays, more numerous than the
Schley. Although it was authorized jaj,j jn Vienna, but it has been re
more than two years ago its con-
struction has reached only the small three widely separated and dis
percentage of 27.3, a proportion
which, if not increased, means six
more years before it is ready. As
compared with the work which is
being done abroad in constructing
submarines, the showing lacks both
promptness and efficiency. Work on
the other submarines has progressed
more rapidly, tut not one of the ves
sels is more than 75 percent com
two put together, with scenes
for "Katinka" to combine
iocaiities into a single evening's
SHOE ON OTHER
FOOT IN THIS
Railroad Suing Autoist for Knocking
Cars Off Tracks and Kill*
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa. fec. 29.
—Suits of an unusual nature were
filed late Tuesday against George F.
Smith, a farmer living southwest of
the city, by the M. & St. L. railroad
and C. C. St. Clair, administrator of
the estate of William A. Huffman, for
a combined claim of 19,000.
Cases filed by pedestrians, vehicle
and auto owners against railroad com
panies for damage done property or
for personal injury suffered in rail
road crossing accidents are common.
This, however, is the first instance
locally when a railroad company has
sued an auto owner for damage done
to property by an auto running into
a train, as is alleged in this accident.
The accident which is the basis of
both suits happened on the Twelfth
street crossing of the M. 4 8t FVr
the railroad company it is alleged
Smith ran bis auto into the train, de
railed cars and damaged track and
roadbed. For the estate of Huffman
it is alleged the automobile caused
'Huffman to be knocked from the train
and killed. The r&Qroad company
has sued "for $4,000 and tbe Huffman
estate for. $5,000. The allegations
are similar in both cases.
The petition recites that the M.
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FRIDAY, DEC. 29, 191o
"THE SCARLET OATH"
Not a melodrama, but a love drama with unusual settings and
highly exciting episodes. Also
The Bloodhound—of The Crimson Stain Mystery.
Mat., 2 to 5. Tomorrow Eve. 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30
ROBERT EOESON fn
St L. was operating a work train of
flat oars westward across the cross
ing. As warnings of the approach of
the train it is averred that the elec*
trie bell at the crossing was ringing,
signs porfted there calling attention to
danger, the engine whistled and
Smith saw the train. It is alleged
that he disregarded these signals and
drove his car against the train, de
railing two cars. Negligence is charg
ed in that Smith is alleged to have
been operating his car at an excessive
rate of speed, that he neglected to
stop and heed tbe warnings.
The petition in the (Huffman case
sets out that Huffman was a watch
man employed by the M. & St. L. He
was riding on the ht«4 car of the
train that was being pushed by an
engine. The petition avers he was
thrown off and under the flat car.
Although not a part of the petition,
'the Smith auto was badly damaged
and members of tbe party in \he car
were thrown out and seriously hurt.
About Dr. J. Fort Newton.
Kansas City Star: Di1. J. Fort New
ton, the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, minis
ter who has accepted a call of the
City Temple of London, is a foe to
the warfare of the creeds,
"I have nothing to do with the
questions tossed to and fro between
liberal and orthodox," he said, in no
tifying tbe London congregation of
The young Iowa minister, who
achieved international fame through
his work in'a small city church, ac
cepted the English pulpit reluctantly.
"My final word is: If it is impos
sible to find anyone else who can do
what Is needed at the Temple—keep
it in tradition and make it the force
it ought to be—I am willing to come,
at whatever sacrifice, and will give
the Temple the best God has given,
Dr. Newton is a strenons worker
and, during his pastorate at Cedat
Rapids, has often delivered noonday
sermons and talks to thie workers in
the shops and factories there.
'He is the pastor of tbe "Liberal
Christian church" of Cedar Rapids,
which upholds tbe doctrine of "free
dom, friendship and fraternity" in re
ligion. He was educated at a Baptist
college. Dr. Newton is forty-two
years old and early in his service as
a minister held a charge in St. Louis.
Syracuse' Post-Standard: Justice
Ouy of New York has made a new
and suggestive ruling In a divorce
case. He assesses the cost against
Tbe corespondent usually gets off
easy. He receives some unpleasant
notoriety. He suffers in reputation—
sometimes—bat not in pocket and
not in criminal prosecution. He is
tbe' bystander, necessary to the
Judicial nramw who exoacts aa his
"THE LIOHT THAT FAILED" v'S.vv.y
By Rudyard Kipling. .j
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Special Notice—Company carries their own complete Orchestra.
Main Floor, $1.50 and 12.00 Baloony, 90c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.60.
Pictures start 7 p. m., Show starts 8:15 p. m.
TODAY—Main Floor 20c Balcony 10c.
Matinees, 2:30 and 4—Cve. 7, 8, 9:13
A Superb Lasky-Paramount Produc
tion, with star cast,
TOM F0RMAR, THE0. ROBOTS
Also, as Saturday Special, a
COMEDY for the KIDDIE!.
NEW YEAR'S DAY
In a return showing of the favorite
share in tbe c2se only a verbal chas
tisement frqm the judge and condone
ment by the public.
When the plaintiff in a divorce ca^e
wins the suit, the defendant is not
only proved guilty of an offense
against the laws of God and man,
but the corespondent's guilt is -also
proved. Why should he go scot free?
Justice Guy says he shouldn't. He
proposes to make the corespondent,
nt least pay the costs, which the de
fendant usually pays. A righteous
and Just Judge. Let his decision be
written down for a precedent.
Fed real Judge Landis continues
jumping on all grades of crooks in
Chicago. The latest batch to feel his
remorseless heel include five alleged
crooked bondsmen, one lawyer sus
pended, another lawyer held for in
vestigation, a third lawyer reminded
to renew acquaintance with truth and
a Jail guard accused of acting as run
ner for professional bondsmen. The
Judge's activities threaten to over
whelm Jail accommodations.
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