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get them one of our boxes of
Fine Candies or Chocolates.
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simplicity In the ethics of
evening dress for the man,
which should not be de
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of Ayer's non-alcoholic Sarsaparilia. No alcohol, no stimula
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aid to digestion. Let your
BARRY IS WORN
OUT IN 39TH
Unable to Go On and Al Kaufman is
Awarded Fight Before Jef
NEITHER FIT FOR CHAMPION
Almcst Absolute Lack of Science
Shown Loser Said to Have Badly
Injured His Hands.
Los Angeles. Cal., Dec. 31. Al Kauf
man won from Jim Barry last night
before ihe Jeffries Athletic club. Bar
ry s seconds-threw a towel into the
ring in the middle of the 39th round,
after Barry had been beaten and was
all but out. The seconds claimed Bar
ry's hands were badly injured, and it
was useless for him to continue and
suffer punishment. Barry, however,
wanted to continue, though he was
completely exhausted and almost out
in the previous round. Both Kaufman
and Barry were badly punished, but
the former's strength was undimin
ished. Neither llnri Science.
The contest from the standpoint of
a scientific boxing match was one of
the very poorest that has been staged
here in years. Neither man showed
championship material, although Barry
exhibited gameness and cleverness.
There was much clinching throughout
the fight. The audience grew very
tired before the contest had proceeded ;
-May Sttit 1'iftlitM.
Sydney. X. S. V., Dec. 31. William i
II. Wood, chief secretary of Xew
South Wales, in an interview j ester-;
day. said that the prize fight situation !
at Sydney was being given serious con-;
sideration by the government authori
ties, as the Burns-Johnson contest last
Saturday savored of being more brutal '
and repulsive than scientific. He de
clared that unless infighting was elimi
nated boxing here would have to be
regarded as an illegitimate sport.
Mr. Wood said that an attempt'
would be made to amend the law so as to
make New South Wales less of a happy
hunting ground for securing big stakes
than in the last contest, as it was not
desired that Sydney should correspond
with the Pacific slope regarding pug
However, as a result of the low
character of pugilism indicated by the
fight on Saturday, the police will pre-'
vent any other contest here between
Hums and Johnson.
ON RADIATOR CIRCUIT
Clarence Howland, much to the sur
prise of Three-Eye baseball circle:?,
has mads arrangements to leave the
league. He has signed as manager
of the Aberdeen, Wash., team in the
Northwest league, the club being the
one to which Dubuque has sold four
of its high priced players. This leaves
Dubuque without a manager nnd appar
ently without much material for a
Medric Boucher, the former Itock Is
land player, has signed his contract
with Decatur, despite reports that he
would not do so. He al-so offers to
bring along a good first sacker and
pitcher. Grover Laudermilk also an
nounces that he is ready to come into
The Western association at its an
nual meeting yesterday dropped Hut
chinson and admitted Bartlesville,
Muskogee, Okla., and Pittsburg, Kan.,
to fill out the circuit, Topeka and
Wichita having been drafted hy the
Manager Jack Tighe of the Island
ers is now holding down a job at the
Bock Island Plow factory.
NOTES OF SPORT
The marathan race seems to be gain
ing in popularity every day. If it takes
many more strides forward it may off
set the boxing game. The beauty of
it is, too, there's no law against it.
J. Rufus Wallingford isn't in it any
more. "Kid" Burns sets him back "a
city block" when it comes to grabbing
Ralph Rose is now on the New York
Billy Papke in the last two and one
half years has earned about $G0,O00.
Packey McFarland has earned f 25,000
in about that time.
TO HAVE POSTPONED SHOOT
Rock Isiand Gun Club Plans Match at
.Tower for Tomorrow. , . .
The Rock Island Gun club -will hold
a shoot at the Watch Tower range to
morrow afternoon, having postponed
the 'Christmas match on account of
bad weather. - , . -, . ; .
coctor decide. iov;f.
ffleta $ear of
In the Grotto of Modern Miracles.
OWIIERE In New York city at
midnight on New Year's eve i
there-a busier throng of hurry,
ing humanity than at the junc
tion of Park row uud the Bowery. In
termingled with the throng are merry
panhandlers, as happy as the richest,
for New Year's eve is their harvest
Few of the panhandlers who fre
quent the downtown districts are
plying their vocation as old Trinity
tolls out the midnight hour In the
chimes. The belated ones are hurry
ing to a dive at Chatham square, there
to meet brother mendicants and joy
fully celebrate with the money beg
ged from New Year shoppers.
Here one may witness nightly trans
formations more wonderful than in
the famous "Court of -Miracles" in old
Paris which Victor Hugo describes In
"Notre Dame." The blind see. the
dumb talk, the hunchback loses all
traces of his deformity, the deaf hear,
missing limbs are grown in a twin
kling, and the lame discard their
crutches and dance in glee.
Of all the nights In the year the
gladdest in this dive in the Bowery is
New Year's eve. Not until long after
the late dawn does the drunken rev-
'GREAT GRAF'!" HE CRIES.
elry cease, and then only when the
merrymakers have spent all of their
III gotten gains and are unconscious
to thoir surroundings.
The grotto of modern miracles is in
the rear of a saloon, a room 40 by 23
feet. Around are scattered tables and
chairs of the cheapest kind. Thick
fumes of smoke from bad pipe tobac
co, the cheapest cigars made and nau
seating cigarettes permeate the at
mosphere. The stranger can hardly breathe.
Through the sickening atmosphere can
be detected the odor of vile beer and
still worse whisky that here is sold
for 5 cents a goblet.
From behind the partition a bar
tender, with half a nose and but a
small portion of his right ear to tell
the tale of his battles, dispenses liq
uor through an opening to a hurrying
At the tables sit the motley group
of hoboes, panhandlers and jailbirds.
Fortuuate beggars who have had a
prosperous day are spending money
freely, small change for the most part.
Whisky and beer flow as they have
never flowed before in the year.
Nearly all the mendicants have ar
rived. The last two, known as "Pedes
trian Tatrick" and "Silent James." are
greeted with an uproar.
Hanging" from the neck of Silent
James is the sign that reads: .
DEAF AND DUMB.
The sign be casts aside, and, with a
yell, he dances and laughs and calls
upon all present to drink at his ex
pense. Above his bead be waves a
live dollar bill.
"Great graf!" he cries. "I touch
er bloke fer de long green dead easy!"
Pedestrian Patrick discards a pair
of well worn crutches and stands up
straight on what before appeared to be
helpless limbs. "I told his nobs dat
we'd pray fer 'im!" he yells.
At this point Blind Phil throws down
his sign and peers intently at the five
dollar bill to make sure it is genuine.
"I didn't make that much all day,"s
he says ruefully. t--
Asleep near b, with his head bowed
on the table, is Bill, the humpback.
No one ever had a more pronounced
deformity of the spine. ' .
"Bill," cries Blind rhil-'BDL look
at de long green Pedestrian and Si-
tonf- fnnno1 ' TH11" Anil thnn no TM11
7 Z i ,
five cent whisky the "blind beggar" j . new one all unspotted1 -j-"r
hits the hump, and, lo. It goes with tbe!"d 'nt my heart smiled,. '
the shoulders to the middle, of the
back. . . ; " V ;
Bill awakes with a yawn and slowly
adjusts his stock in trade to its proper
resting place between his shoulders
while giving Lis oder to the waiter.
As the waiter.. sets out the drinks the
hoboes pass around the bill. The blind
examine it closely, the lame, dance
with it in their hands, and the armless
feel of the paper with the air of one
who is used to it. The bill ia passed
around the merry crowd and greeted
with enthusiasm until taken by Green
Goods Ike. ...
"It's a fake,", he cries "a bad imita
tion!" And the drinks are on Pedes
trian Tatrick and Silent James, for it
is a counterfeit. New York World,
How Time Travels.
When St. Paul's strikes noon on
Jan. 1, 1009, the new yenr will come
Into being somewhere in the Pacific
ocean, on a line following longitude
180 east, wh.ch is exactly opposite
Greenwich meridian on the other side
of the globe. Geographers draw the
line to avoid passing through any of
the Pacific islands, for If it did the
times and days of the Inhabitants
would be hopelessly muddled. Vanua,
one of the Fiji islands, for instance,
would be otherwise divided by the
line where the days and years begin
and end. so that while it would be
Jan. 1 on the western side it would
be Dec. 31 a few paces away on the
east of the line. One could thus walk
into yesterday and a moment later re
How the new year travels is curl-
ouslv Illustrated bv Its nnssnue across
Great Britain. It renches Greenwich,
as the time center, at midnight, exact
ly twelve hours after it started. Sev-
enteen minutes later it gets to Glas- i
gow, and another six minutes pass be
fore the new year has captured Pen
zance. These are the true times for
these places, though Greenwich time
is the one accepted. But Ireland Is
proud In possession of her own chro
nology, and it will be 12:25 at night
in London before 1909 reaches Dub
lin. London Chronicle.
New Year Superstitions.
It is considered a sure sign of death
to see one's own shadow in the moon
light on New Year's eve.
You court misfortune by leaving the
house on New Year before some one
has entered it You must hope for the
luck, moreover, of having the first to
enter a dark haired man.
Seeking to know what good or evil
the New Year would bring, superstitious
people in the lohg ago girt themselves
with swords and sat on the roof of
their houses on New Year's eve. They
also knelt at the crossroads (on a cow
hide) for the same purpose. The first
thing brought, one might think, would
It Is bad luck to carry anything; out
of the bouse on the New Year -before
something has "been brought In.
But the best luck ,6f alOwhich even
those most scornful of portents may
not despise. Is to begin tha New Year
owing no man a cent Philadelphia
A NEW LEAF."
lie came to my desk .with . &' -quivering
The lesson wa done. '
"Dear teacher, I
want a new
leaf." he said."
"I have spoiled
this one." ..
In place- of the
leaf so stained
I gave him a new
one all unspot
ted And into his Bad
"Do better - now,
I went to the
throne with a
The old year was
"Dear Father, hast
thou a new leaf
I have spoiled
this one." -He
took, the old
"DO BETTEB SOW,"
DECIDE ON RULES
Indoor Baseball League Representa
tives Settle Questions as to
FAVOR THE OUTDOOR GAME
Changes Are Made to Make Play Fas
ter and More Interesting Sexton
to Draft Schedule.
At a meeting of the representatives
of the different clubs in the Tri-CIty
Indoor Baseball league which was held
last evening at the Elk rooms on the
call of President Jack. Tighe, the rules
and regulations of the- game were gone
over thoroughly and a definite course
of instruction for the benefit of the
umpires was worked out. The official
rule book on the game is somewhat in
definite on many points of the game,
and contradictions in the rules are not
infrequent, so it was found advisable
to have a uniform code in order that
all the rulings of the umpires on like
conditions be alike.
Like Outdoor in.
It will be the object of the players
in the league to make the game as
nearly like the outdoor game as pos
sible, and ail the rules which were
adopted tend towards this end. For
instance, foul balls will count as
strikes the same as in baseball as
played outside, though in the indoor
game when played under the regular
rules they do not count either for or
against the batter. A foul bunt on the
third strike will put the batter out as
it would in the summer game, accord
ing to the agreement. Another change
will be that the hit and run game will
not be allowed that is, the baserun
ner cannot leave his base when he Im
agines the batter is going to hit the
bail when he strikes at it, but must
wait and see first that a hit has really
been made. The umpire is authorized
to call a man out for disregarding this
rule. The question of whether a bat
ter is safe at first when he hits a fly
ball which struck the ceiling or some
other fixture before being caught by a
fielder came up and was discussed at
length, and it was finally decided to
make this a question to be settled by
the captains and the- umpires before
the playing of each game. Under the
rules In the official guide if the ball
hits any fixture the batter is safe at
first even if the fielder catches it be
fore it strikes the ground.
Sexton to Make Schedule.
It was hoped that a draft of thq
schedule, for the season could be sub
mitted at this meeting for the approval
of the clubs, but it had not been com
pleted beyond the first four weeks
Those who were in charge of drafting
the schedule found that they were "up
against it," and they were unable to
make the games come out right. It
was finally decided to call upon some
one who has had experience in that
kind of work, and President M. H.
Sexton of the Three-Eye consented to
prepare a draft for the league. Mr
texton win probably nave it out In a
(Sixteenth Street and Second Arena.)
Dec. SO "The Power of Truth.
Jan. 1 "Kant I jnnr, matinee.
Jan. 3 "Crybaby," matinee.
Jan. 4 "Two Johns."
Jan. ."! "Lout In the Hllla."
Jan. G "King- of Tramps."
Jnn. S "Under the Harvest Moon,'
Jan. 10, It, 12, 13 Billy Link, matt
nee on 10th.
Jan. IT -"Holy City" matinee and
Jan. 2 "Paid la FnlL"
Jan. 23 "Ilnnn and Mi, matinee.
Jan. 24 "The Merry Widow."
(Eighteenth Street, North of Second
YaaderlUe at 8, 8 aa tilS a. as. Two
matinees Soadaya and holidays.
(Second Avenue, East of Nineteenth
Vaudeville at S, 8, and 9il5 a. m. O
matinee Snndays and holidays.
Are Funny Fat Fellow Those fun
ny fat fellows, "The Two Johns,'
come to the Illinois theater Monday
evening, Jan. 4. They have one of the
cleanest, funniest and wittiest come
dies on the American stage, inter
preted by a specially selected com
pany of ladies and gentlemen, with
new songs, new specialties, elaborate
costumes and pretty girls.'
Will Live Long "East Lynne" which
will be at the Illinois tomorrow, mat
inee and evening, is a play that will
live when all others will be forgotten
It will be presented by a competent
company with. Miss Freddie WhitUer
in the dual role of "Lady Isabel" and
Full of Wit. The theatergoers of
Rock Island are to have a treat next
Sunday in the way of a comedy, The!
Cry Baby," which is full of sparkling
Jn money matters it
doesn't pay. When you
ask a friend for money,
you risk the chance of not
getting the money and ex-
posing your condition ; .be
sides you are imposing on
You try to stick to business ,
principles in other transac
tions; why not do the same
when you find you need some
ready cash? Come and see us
it's our business to loan money,
and it's a business transaction all
through when you deal here.
You take no chances with us, for
we furnish you a written statement
showing the entire cost of a loan and
how much you can save if you pay it
sooner than you originally agree, and
our easy terms and safe plan make it
practical and convenient for you.
Amounts from J10 upward. The com
pany with a reputation for doing it
"different" from the ordinary money
loaner. Liet us tell you how.
FIDELITY LOAN CO.,
Telephone treat 514; new telephone ttOU.
wit of a quiet, legitimate nature. Mr.
Guy, the star of this new comedy, is
a comedian of the Joseph Jefferson
style, and was stared for several sea
sons under the management of the
Metropolitan Theatrical association.
The principal character In "The Cry
Baby" is a slow-going southerner, who
finds himself dropped suddenly into
ew York society and Mr. Guy in his
own quaint way takes advantage of
all the opportunities offered him for
genuine, refined comedy. The last two
acts are laid In Texas, far away from
the glimmer of electric lights.
Stock Company at Elite. An event
of considerable importance to the
theater loving public of this city will
be the inauguration of the Leo
Cooper Stock company at tne Elite
theater Sunday evening, Jan. 3. Mr.
Cooper is himself an actor of marked
ability, for many years connected with
the theaters on the Pacific coast, he
has chosen his company for their talent
and fitness, and the plays that
he will present will be among the best
possible. The opening play Is, to be
A Wife's Devotion." On Monday
ight the ladies will be admitted free
under usual conditions.
Chicago, Dec. 31. Following are the
market quotations today:
December, 104, 105, 104i. 104.
May, 108, 108, 107. 107.
July, 99, 100, 98, 98.
December, 58. 58. 57, 57Vi
May, 61, 61. 61, 61.
July, 61, 61. 61, 614.
December. 49, 49. 49, 49.
May, 51, 51. 51, 51.
July, 46, 46. 46, 46.
January, 16.25, 16.32, 16.22. 16.22.
May, 16.G0, 16.60, 16.45, 16.45.
Lard. . ... ...
January. 9.47, 9.45, 9.45.
May, 9.72, 9.72, SU 9.70.
January, 8.32, 8.35. 8.30, 8.30.
May, 8.70, 8.70, 8.62, S.65.
Receipts today Wheat 18, corn 196,
oats 83, hogs 28,000, cattle 8,000, sheep
Hog market opened 5 cents higher.
Hogs left over 3.500. Light $5.05
5.80, mixed and butchers, $5.406.00.
good heavy $5.456.05, rough heavy
Cattle market opened strong.
Sheep market opened 10 cents
Hogs at Omaha, 11,000, cattle 11,-
000. Hogs at Kansas City 11,000 cat
tle 2,000. , .
Hog market closed strong, mostly 10
cents higher. Mixed and butchers $5.45
G.10, rough 'heavy $5.53 5.70, light
$5.155.90, good heavy $5.556.15.
Cattle market closed shade higher.
Sheep market' closed strong.
Northwestern receipts Minneapolis,
today 137, last week 226, last year 256.
Duluth, today 23, last week 66, last
Liverpool opening cables Wheat un
changed, corn opened unchanged.
Liverpool closing Wheat to
lower, corn lower. '
New York Stock.
New York, Dec. 31. Following are
the quotations on the etock market
Gas 104. U. P. 183. U. S. Steel
preferred 113, U. S. Steel common
53, Reading 142, Rock Island pre
ferred 61, Rock Island common 24,
Northwestern 184, Southern Pacific
120, N. Y. Central 125", Missouri
Pacific 67, Great Northern 147.
Northern Pacific 142, Lv.& N..125.
Smelters 83, C F. I. 40, Canadian Pa
cific 176, Illinois Central 148. Penna
132, Erie 34. Lead 77, C & O.
56, B. R. T. 67, B. & O. 40 Su
gar 131. St Paul 151, Copper 83,
Republic Steel preferred 86, Southern
Ryv26. - . - . . .
LOCAL MARKET CONDITION.
Today' Quotations on Provisions, Live
8tock, Feed and FueL
Rock Island, Dec 3L Following aro
Mitchell & Lynde blork
room 38; ottlce hours. 8a?
the wholesale prices In the local mar
Provisions and Produce.
Eggs Fresh, 32c; packed, 2Sc.
Live Poultry Hens, per pound, 8c;
springs, 11c pound.
Butter Dairy, 2Gc,
Vegetables Potatoes, COc to CSc.
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, C2c; oats, 52c; wheat,
85c to 90c
Forage Timothy hay, $10 to $11;
prairie, 58.00 to $9.00; clover, $8.00;
Coal Lump, per bnaheL lie; Black;
per bushel, 7c to 8c.
Like tha Smoke.
Gunner He had a fancy cigarette
named after him.
Guyer And how did he stand the
Gunner Oh. he ia all puffed tip! SL
Paul rioneer Press.
Abstract ideas and great conceit are
ever on the road to- produce terrible
Friday, Jan. 1.
Matlaee and Sight.
The Play That Never Grows Old.
PRICES Matinee, 10c and 25c; night.
10c. 2Qc, 30c and COc.
Phone west 224.
Sunday, Jan. 3.
Matinee and Evening-.
C. W. Mercer Presents
G. CAHI.TO.V GUY
"THE GRY BABY"
A Real Comedy Drama.
HEAR THE "HELL'S NECK" QUAR
TET. The Firat Time at Snch Price.
PRICES Matinee, 10c and 25c; even
ing:, 25c, 35c and 50c. Phone west 224.
ion CMAn be rum. Kindt 4
Monday Evening, Jan. 4.
Friends of The Family
In The Long Awaited Great Comedy,
"THE TWO JOHNS"
THOSE FUNNY FAT FELLOWS'.
To be seen here exactly as present
ed in the large cities.
BEST LAUGHING SUCCESS.
. A play for city folk,' rural folk, and
folk in generair
PRICES 25c, 35c, 50c Phone W.
New Arta, AH New Faeea Oalr
Vaudeville show In City.
Diamond Comedy . Four . ,
Harmony Singers and Dancers. "
6 OTHER BIG FEATURE' ACE".
Special New Year's matinee Friday. .
5c Saturday children admitted 6c "
Sunday a diamond ring and 5-pound
dox oi canuy to some person.
order seats by phone; new 5153, old 62.
thatcTiON CtAn be klin. Kindt Con amw.