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' s THE ARGUS. THtJIlSDAY. MARCH 25, 1909.
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FROM DOCTOR'S PRESCR1P-'-TTON
Is not only our most Important
duty, but it la also work which
we like, to do work, in the ex
crlleneo" of which we take pro
fessional pride, and to which we.
glvurojr Unstinted endeavor.
"Will you entrust your DreBcrio-
fctiono to our care?
' H. 0. ROLFS,"
Include styles for the most
swagger young man as well as
for" the elder of quieter tastes.
We can make you a suit from
the, fabric of your own selec
tion, in time for the Easter pa
rade. Stop in and be measured
today. That will insure you
Easter apparel infinitely better
than ordinary clothing, though
It.wUl cost you no more.
E. F. DORN,
1812 Second Avenue.
A Yisit at Our
Will disclose a fine display of
all the standard
Novelties in sweets, fancy box
es, lqveJyj line vfi chocolates,
and the grandest lino of
Put up In lovely boxes for pre
sentations. , Closer inspection
and atrial will prove how tooth
some are the
Which look so tempting. Take
a box of our candies home to
the little ones and create ' a
smile all around.
The Sweetest Place in Town
1710-1718 Second Avenue.
C. W. COLE
1509 Second Avenue.
Successor to Jones.
Dealer in new and second
Goods bought, sold and
Old phone West 478.
Rock Island, 111.
TEN THOUSAND TO
SEE BIG CONTEST
Murh Interest Shown in Wrestling
': Match Between Goteh and De
Rouen at Kansas City.
Kansas City, ?.Io., March 23. Ten
thousand exponents of wrestling -will
witness the championship match be
tween Frank Gotch of America and
Raoul De Rouen of France, in Conven
tion hall tonight. Dave Porteus win
referee and the match will be catcn-as-catch-can.
' Both men put on the
final touches today, and are in the pink
of condition and both confident of win
til ' BOTH PHOTOS. - i
A Sarsaparilla Free from Alcohol
fs alcohol a tonic? No! Does it make the blood pure? No! Does
U strengthen the nerves? No I Is Ayeis Sarsaparilla a tonic?
Yes! Does it make the blood pure? Yes! Does it strengthen
the nerves? Yes! By asking your doctor you can learn more
anour Tins tamiiv miirtn
CATCH BIG CHIEF
Chris Eastman Affixes His Sig
nature to a Rock Island
TIGHE FINDS HIM LOOSE
Supposed to Have Been Property of
Little Hot k by Which Team He
- Was Bought from Peoria.
Big Chief Chris Eastman, the In
dian twirler who was with Peoria'two
years ago and has been one of the
leading pitchers in the league for
several years, is the latest acquisi
tion to the Islanders. The Big Chief
was with Little Rock in the southern
league last year but he cut loose from
them and has been a free lance in the
baseball world. Jack Tighe has been
in communication with him for some
time with a view to getting his sig
nature on a Rock Island contract
and the Indian twirler has finally
agreed to the terms by Tighe and his
contract is expected in a few days. '
May Not Kind Room Here.
In view of the excellent pitching
staff which Manager Tighe has al
ready secured, there seems at pres
ent little need in hunting for more
men. It may be that the Indian will not
be used here as his chances for going
into faster company are good and it
is more than likely that some of the
minors in the east will be on his trail
before long and he will prove an asset
for trading purposes.
Jack Barber a pitcher last year
with Jackson, Miss, has been bought
Catcher O'Connell will not be ask
ed to report at Springfield. He is
considered too light for this league.
There are a number of others on that
list of 4 4 players who will await rail
road tickets in vain
The new Decatur park was suppos
ed to be 400 feet square but when
Doc Childs came to measure it up he
found it was only 388 feet one way
and 382 the other. It was necessary
to lay out the diamond and then
build the grand stand to fit. It is
262 feet from the plate to the left
fence at the foul line 263 feet to the
right fence, and 304 feet to the back
fence. However, in practice the bat
ters have not as yet been able to lose
Manager Plass of Dubuque says ho
is confident Pitcher Guerney will
eventually sign up and report. There
were some slight differences between
the management and the player but
they are said to havebeen overcome.
Three vacancies remain to be filled.
They are the result of the sale of
Mickey O'Brien, Carr and LeJeune.
More than a score of players will De
reported to contest for the jobs. Man
ager Plass has arranged the following
April 4 With Dubuque White
April 10-11 First team with Wat
erloo at Waterloo; second team with
Rockford at Rockford.
April '17-18 First team with Wat
erloo at Waterloo; second team with
April 22-23 Second team at Free-
April 24-25 First team with
Freeport at Dubuque.
consin league at Dubuque.
In addition to these six games,
April 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24, have
been scheduled with St. Joseph's col
SL0SS0N OUTPLAYS CUTLER
New York Billiard Star Runs Away
From Bostonian in 1S:2 Contest.
New York. March 25. George Slo--son
had little trouble defeating A. C.
Cutler In the 18:2 international bil
liard contest at Madison Square gar
den here last night. Slosson made a
runaway match of it, piling several
Calvin Demarest of Chicago shov?d
plenty of class in the fourth game of
the international championship series
In 21 innings he defeated Harry P
Cline of Philadelphia, 500 . to 2C7.
Demarest, after winning the bank,
made 71 caroms, relying mainly on
nurse-balk line work. ,
O'BRIEN EASES UP A BIT
Boxer la Said to Be in Trim for Bout
With Stanley Ketchel.
New York, March 25. Jack
O'Brien has ceased up in his prepa
ration for the bout with Stanley
Ketchel Friday evening and will take
things quietly from now on. . Reports
that he has been troubled with his
hands are said to be only partially
true, as there is no sign of the old
injury to the bones in his fingers be
ing renewed. He simply bruised the
member on orie'of his Bparring part
ners. He has practiced footwork es-
i.niinvu iitc miuis-o -"?'.
; LINE '0 DOPE
pecially; thinking this, will count
much against Ketchel. O'Brien is
training at Tom Sharkey's place near
Sheepshead Bay. '
King Krtocka Out Percente.
Memphis, Tenn., March 25. Joe
Percente stood up under terrific pum
meling from Johnny King last night
until a blow to the stomach knocked
him out in the fifth round of what
was scheduled as an eight-round
bout. - ...
McFarland Will Meet Deshler. '
' New York, March 25. Packey Mc
Farland, Chicago lightweight boxer,
was matched immediately after his
battle with Leach Cross to meet Dave
Deshler, a Bostoa welterweight, for 12
rounds at the next show of the Armory
Athletic association of Boston Tuesday
night. Deshler has fought some good
fignts at that club.
(Sixteenth Street and Second Avenue.)
March 23 Walker Wfcitealde tft "The
March 2. "The Big Horlrnquera.
. March 27 "PrOiee of liwtta, mmt.
March 28 "Ile of Spice, matUce.
(Eighteenth Street, North of 8oond
Elite Stock company, appearlaa; each
evealns at 8il5, with natlnrea Tnra-
daya, Fridays and Sundays.
(Second Avenue, Bast of Nineteenth
v anaeviiie at a, w, ana Vilo p. db. Oae
matinee Soadaya aad holidays.
Make Ready for "Ben Hur." Pre
parations on a scale of massiveuess
completely eclipsing everything hern
tofore attempted in connection with
the staging of a play in Davenport
will be started Monday next at tin
Bums opera house for the present
ment of General Lew Wallace's relig
ious drama, "Ben Hur," a tale of the
Christ. April 19, 20 and 21. When in
addition to three evening perform
ances a matinee will be played Wed
nesday, April 21. The company inter
preting Ben Hur numbers about 200
people. A special orchestra of 20
pieces is carried to properly render the
impressive score of Edgar Stillman
Kelley which has contributed so much
to the solemnity and dignity of Gen
eral Wallace's masterpiece.. To trans
fer the scenic and costume equipment
from one city to another eight mam
moth size baggage cars are required.
For the handling of the horses and
camels used in the spectacle two Arms
palace stock cars are pressed into-.
service. Ben Hur is unquestionably
the biggest organization that has ever
toured in the annals of the theatrical
"The Melting Pot." This evening
Walker Whiteside appears at the Illi
nois in his new play. "The Melting
Pot." The advance seat sale Indicates
that Whiteside will have the biggest
house that he has ever been greet.!
by in Rock Island. While he Ms
never appeared here in his present
vehicle. Rock Island people seem
ready to accept the verdict returned
elsewhere that the great tragedian has
now found a play which fits him and
the public at the same time.
"Isle of Spice." The "Isle of Spice,"
II. H. Frazee's piquant musical mix
ture, will be seen at the Illinois Sun
day, matinee and evening. The cos
tumes, scenery, electrical and stage
effects are all new, and the musical
numbers are acknowledged to be
great. It is a new version of the pop
ular musical extravaganza, and the
cast is a collection of well known
theatrical celebrities, with a chorus
whose fame Is synonymous with the
title of the comedy. The critics rf
the country have praised the "Isle of
Spice" until its fame is second io
none. The public, which pays its good
money to be entertained at the theater,
has seen, marveled and commended in
"A Prince of Sweden." The Illinois
will be the scene of merriment Satur
day, matinee and evening, when C. S.
Primrose will present his company of
comedians, singers and dancers In the
best ' Scandinavian-American comedy,
"A Prince of Sweden." This is a four
act comedy. The comedy and musical
elements are unusually strong and the
company is said to bring out all the
fun that is in the piece. ,
, Servant in House at BurtiV "The
Servant in the House," which made
such a favorable impression at the
Burtis opera house, Davenport, last
evening and this afternoon, will be be
repeated this evening. The play is
one of the big attractions on the road
and is well received wherever it has
appeared. , '.
WILL MAKE DISTANCE 0. K.
Harry Mcllor, However, May Fall to
Accumulate That Fifty.
Harry Mellor, the long distance
walker who was In this city recently
on his way from Kansas City to Mil
waukee on a wager in which he
agreed to do 1,000 miles in 50 days
and earn ,$50, was at Beloit yester
day. He will have bo trouble in
reaching Milwaukee in ' time, but t
looks as though he may not get that
Games Lost by Augustana Bas
ketbail Team Just Equal
BOYS MADE GOOD SHOWING
Were Defeated in Three Matches by
Y. M. C. A., Tri-city Champions
Scored Total of 32.
Augustana college broke even in
its record of basketball games played
this season, winning five contests and
losing a like number The record,
however, it better than it appears at
first glance, inasmuch as three of the
"lost" games were dropped to the Y.
M. C. A. team of Rock Island, the
champions of the tri-cities. Augus
tana made desperate attempts to
wrest a game from the Rock Island
"Y" men. but fell short each time
although the first two games were
each lost by only six points. For the
entire season, the college scored a
total of 329, points against its oppon
The college easily asserted its su
periority over the local high schools
although Rock Island high managed
to break even in the two games be
tween the college ond high school.
The collegians attribute this defeat
to poor form, however.
Considered from every point of
view, the college team made a splen
did record, considering the low ebb
of enthusiasm for athletics at Augus
tana on account of the restrictions
on inter-collegiate contests. The
team trained without the aid of a
coach, but showed marked improve
ment in form as the season progress
ed Financially, too, the season has
been a good one for the athletic as
sociation. Record for Scnnon.
The record of games follows:
Augustana 37, Rock Island Y. M.
C. A. 43.
Augustana 25, Rock Island High
Augustana 34, Rock Island Y. M.
C. A. 40. .
Augustana 39, Davenport Kappa
Augustana 38, Moline High school
Augustana 35, Pccolas 42. :
Augustana 18, Rock Island High
Augustana 38. Pecolas 36.
Augustana 39, Moline High school
Augustana 26, Rock Island Y. M.
C. A. 40.
Total points; Augustana 329, op
ponents 310. ;
GLEE CLUB SINGS
Musical Organization of, Chi
cago University Gives Pleas
AT THE HARPER PARLORS
Fine Proiri-aiu Is 'Rendered, and
Danriiig Follows. Kntertaiii
nient at Scncer Church.
The glee club of the University of
Chicago rendered a most pleasing pro-
ram and entertainment at the Harper
house last evening, and there was an
audience of about 150 present. The
boys have the reputation of being the
best glee club that has ever repre
sented the Chicago school, and they
held up their reputation well. Among
those who deserve especial mention
are Earl Bowlby of this city, who acts
as accompanist for the club, and the
soloists, Reber Johnson on the violin,
O. G. Starke on the cello, and Gordon
Erickson, a rich baritone. The club,
in its selection of songs, mixed the
humorous and the serious very nicely,
The program was as follows:
PART l. "
, Glee Club.
The Lotus Flower Arens
Messrs. Full, Erickson. Baldwin, Berg-
Aria for String Quartet Bach
Serenade, Trio for Violin, Cello and
.(b) De Sandman .............. Trotho
(c) The Sweetest Flower that Blows
Hejre Kati Jeno Hubay
: 1 Reber Johnson.
A Cat with a Baritone Voice .... Scott
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup......
t- V Glee Club.
: ' ' . . PART. 2. ;
The Long Day Closes . .
Greetings to Spring
" ,' ' Glee Club,
Berceuse '. ,
. . . Sulllyan
. . . Strauss
. . . Godard
, . . . Popper
. . . . . Tours
O. D. Stark.
Mother o' Mine
' Mr. Erickson. '
No. 7, IDte Schone Mullcrln)..
No.'2,Die Muhle .........
No.' 5, Erklarung "...
Archers Marching Song ......
" . Knoy Dancing; l.nter,
Following the program rendered by
the glee club, the dining hall, where j
the affair was held, was cleared of. its
chairs and dancing was indulged in.
Miss Maude Young furnished music
for the dancers on the piano. About ;
50 couples enjoyed the dancing.
The patronesses for the affair were
the following ladies: Mesdames H. S.
Cable, C. L. Walker. Charles McIIugh,
F. W. Reimers, B. D. Connelly, L.
Simon, David Don, Adair Pleasants,
S. T. Bowlby, Cora Eastman, . Mary
Montgomery, W. H. Gest, James Mc
Namara, I. S. White, R. M. Pearce, J.
R. Tuckis, M. T. Stafford, G. G. Craig.
F H. First, C. E. Sharpe, F. W. Balm
sen, F. H. Plummer, W. Payne, C. B.
Marshall, Elmore Stafford, Hope
Thompson, S B. Stoddard, E.. G. Fra
zcr, S.LS. Davis, Edward Applequist,
H .H. Cleaveland, C. C. Carter, T.-H.
Dolly, Theresa Fries, F. K. Rhoads,
Louis Ostrom, A H. McCandless, Rob
ert Wagner, Fred Denkmann, the Miss
es Bear, Olga Junge,' Hiiber, Kather
ine Gest, Warner, Sue Denkmann, and
Gilmore, and Mesdames L. C. BJa tid
ing, A. M. Beal, George Huntoon,
George Loosley and A. H. Arp of Mo
line. . ,
Caactert at C'hureh. . '
The auditorium of Spencer Memo
rial Methodist church was crowded
last evening on the - occasion of the
annual concert of the Young Ladles'
auxiliary of the church. The program
was well arranged and each . number
was splendidly given, In fact,,' each
accredited himself or herself so, well
that discrimination would be invidi
ous. The Y. L. A. chorus, which has
been directed by N. P. .Tucker., sang
several selections In a very credtyable
manner, and the program as a whole
was much enjoyed from start to finish.
The members of the chorus are as fol
lows: Sopranos, the. Misses Ida Sip
pie, Maude Slocum, Anai6e Barchman,
Mabel - Swanson, Edna Rains.'- Bessie
Anders and Agnes Bagge; altoiv the
Misses Eduna Cowden, Jennie Anders,
Sadie Dillon, and Mrs. Joseph .Coon,
assisted by Mrs. W. O. Bean, Arthur
Sperbeck, Arthur Jonassen and N. P
Tycker. The program In full follows :;
J Piano Solo
Miss -Florence SpauidlBg
Forced to move from present quarters and unable to
secure another, room, the entire stock of $30,000 in
Men's finest rcaydy to wear Clothing and Furnishings,
half of which is new this spring and none of it over
thirteen months old will be -
PLACED ON SALE
Saturday, March 27
At such prices as will insure its entire disposal before
May 15. You should not buy a dollar's worth of
spring goods before taking in this carnival of values.
Store closed. Thursday and Friday to arrange the
for sale. The end of the
DAVENPORT: . . . . .
Chorus - ."1 . 1 Selected
-" 6vea Male Chorus.
Reading, "Mice at Play"
" ," Mrs.- J. E. Asay.
"Oh, Italia, Italia. Beloved," Italian
Chorus No. 12 Donizetti
Y. L. A. Mixed Chorus.
Comer Solo Selected
. - Mrs. H. E, Van Duzer.
Soprano Solo, "Song of Waiting"...
Miss Anna Mae Simmons.
Chorus '. Selected
Svea Male Chorus.
Piano Duet, "Poet and Peasant"....
Misses Nina Foote, Grace Holcomb.
Author's Readings, "When the Mis
sissip Was the Great Highway,"
"Where the Green Cicada Sings"
tCoutinued on Page Five.)
V Thursday.'-March'ZS."7 " . "
Direct From a Sensational Run of Five
- Months In Chicago. -
In Israel ZangwUl's Great Play on the
. Amalgamation of the. Races,- :
- The Melting Pot
- ( Direction Leiblef .& Co.)
PRICES 50e, -75c. $1," $1.'50; boxes. 12.
Seats on sale March 22 at 9 a. jn. Car
riages at 10 ;50; '
' Complete change of program. Ail new
taces; all new acts. -, .
7- For the last half oC, week:
: ; Morris & Morris
Fun-on i Broom Handle," Eccentric
Five Other Big Feature Aeta Fire
Friday f. "big surprise to some lady.
5 Saturday Cfclldre Admitted Be
pder Wti fey' phone; new 6153. old 2.
New Game for Golfer.
Chicago. March 23. Silas H. Strawn,
vice president of the United States
Golf association, was today appointed
solicitor general of the Alton road,
vice Frederick H. Winston, deceased.
Saturday, March 27.
Matiaee aad Xlht. ' .
C. S. Primrose Presents .
"A Prince of Sweden"
In Four Acts, with an All-Star Cast.
The one great Swedish Comedy Dra- :
ma. A Beautifully Stagfltl Production.
A Continuous Laugh from Start to
Finish. All Special Scenery.
Five Up-to-Date Specialties Five
Good Singing and Dancing. . The
Best Swede Show on the Road Today. V
rrlcra - Matinee. 10c and 23c; even
ing. 10c, 20c and 30c , '
Sunday, March 28.
Matiaee aad Sight.
H. H. Fraee Presents the Piquant
Musical Mixture . , "
"ISLE OF SPICE"
. Famous for Fun. Music, and Beauty- x
TWENTY WHISTLING SONG HITS
r AND UNIQUE DANCES. YV
Orgaatsatloa at M People Three oU4
,. Maatha la New York Foar Solid -Moat
he Ik Boat f Nlgfata . y .
"'. ; ..-r ;m- Chirac. . . - . .
PRICES Matinee, J5c. 80c.; 7Sc, Jlr
oyenlnpf. 25c, Mr, "fn, l. fl.50; Imxea.
$2.00. V Phone- "vest :S2I. - Seat sale
March 20. ' . .r V I: V: .-.