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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1900.
THE watch that
, JL cinotbe depend
ed on kt all times is no
more Valuable than the
friendfwho fails you at
Reliability is the distinction nf
the H6ward watch. Its fine
ness is" the fineness of multitude
small perfections materials, de
sign, finish, adjustment.
Every Howard watch is ad
justed in its case, priced at the
iactory, and a printed ticket at
tached from $35-00 to $150.00.
' We are distributors for this dis
Watch Inspector for C, R. I. &, P.
and C, B. & Q. railroads. Opposite
' New Harper house.
A Eock Island Savings
Bank book will make an
acceptable Christmas gift
one that will be ap
preciated by children, rel
atives, friends or employes.
ON MIND-OF CHILD
Mrs. Fitzgibbon Tells of Meth
ods Employed in the Rock
FORMERLY TEACHER HERE
December Issue of Magazine Prints
Article Written Before Her
In the December Issue of "Primary
Plans," a monthly publication from
the press of the V. A. Owen Publish
ing company of Danville, N. Y., appears
a contribution from Mrs. George Fitz
gibbon of this city. The paper is de
voted to practical aids to primary
teachers. Mrs. Fitzgibbon forwarded
the contribution last spring, when, as
Miss Josephine Whisler, she was en
gaged as a teacher in the Rock Island
schools. Her paper follows:
Development uX Character.
"Character is what we are. Reputa
tion Is what people think we are. We
all know that if we have a good char
acter we cannot fail to have a good
reputation; therefore, it is very essen
tion that we try to develop the char
acter of each one of our pupils.
"The following plan has been adopt
ed in the building in which I teach:
These words are written or printed
on the board in each room and are
billiard hall enterprise in Madison
William W. Thompson, receiver of
the estate of Anson, appeared before
Judge Charles M. Walker in the cir
cuit court yesterday and told the court
that he had not collected, one cent.
"We have not even money on hand to
pay court costs." said Thompson. The
court directed that the personal assets
of the estate be marshaled and sold at
HERRMANN TRADES TORREY
Chicago Semi-Pro, Whom Springfield
Claimed, in Xew Deal.
Cincinnati, O.. Dec. 22. That Pitcher-Outfielder
Torrey, who played last
season with the lxgan Squares of Chi
cago, will be traded-to Xew York eith
er for Second Baseman Herzog or
Third Baseman Fletcher is the veiled
statement made here by Manager Grif
fith. Griffith says a deal is pending be
tween New York and Cincinnati and
that if it comes true he will get two
players and give three. One of the men
to be given is Torrey, he Intimates,
though he will not say definitely that
the Chicago man is to go to New' York.
President Herrmann, howqr, says
Brush and McGraw both want Torrey
and that he's trying to fix up a deal
for his transfer.
TOO MUCH FOR POLE
Dr. Roller Stays Hour With
Zbyszko Without Fall at
FOREIGNER LOSES CASH
Had Agreed to Down American Twice
in an Hour Wants Finish
Match Xext Time.
EXPECTS TO KEEP LISTER
Hughey Jennings Favors Keck Isl
ander as Regular Man.
"I should not be surprised if Pete
Lister played first base regularly for
the Tigers next year." Hughey Jen-'
there throughout the year: Obedience. j nna ls Quoted as saying at the New
Attention, Duty, Honesty. Courage,
Kindness, Politeness, Truth, Honor,
Thoughtfulness, Bravery, Quietness.
"The meaning of each word is taught
and reference is made tothe list every
day. In any case of disorder, since
one of the words is violated, the teach
er will ask which one, and thus the
words are constantly before the pupils.
1 ork baseball meeting. "Lister looked
good to me when he was with Cleve
land, and he has been improving both
in batting and fielding ever sine. He
will go south with us and will be giv
en every chance to make the team."
Prize Fighter, Lands in Jail.
Des Moines, la.. Doc. 22. Eddie
Steel, alias Eddie Morris, a lightweight
With eight years of such training we j prize fighter, reached Des Moines yes
feel sure Jthey must be helped to live j terday from New York and was ock?d
Would Ask for Quotation.
In a foot note the editor says:
"I am sure there is net one of us but
By depositing SI or more j will welcome this idea. How many
you can open a savings ! ways of he'Pine one misfat
. . , i ill i.uuuciiuu twin jiiiu.
ciuuuuuii ill me u a, nit; ui
up in the county jail. He is charged
with complicity in the alleged swindl
ing, of which James Mabray and his
associates are accused. He asserted
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 22. Zbysz
ko, the giant Pole, failed to throw
Dr. B. F. Roller twice in an hour last
night before the Missouri A. C. and
lost his handicap match as well as a
side bet. In fact, he failed to throw
the physician even once and only for
a few minutes at a time even suc
ceeded in getting. the Seattle bone
setter on the mat.
For 14 minutes the two wrestled
about the center of the ring head to
bead, Zbyszko trying for a leg hold
or anything that would put the doc
tor on the mat. He succeeded in get
ting a hold on Roller, but the wily
physician dropped to the mat and
broke it. rising to his feet again al
most immediately. It was only after
20 minutes of hard work that Zbysz
ko succeeded in getting Roller on the
mat again. He held him but a few
seconds, the physician breaking away
and getting behind the Pole.
At the end of 40 minutes, during
which time the two were alternately
on their feet and the mat. Dr. Rolier
succeeded in breaking a hammerlock
that looked bad for him. This was
the nearest he came to getting into a
While the affair was to have been
a handicap match. Dr. Roller enliv
ened things by turning aggressor for
a few minutes. He secured a ham
merlock on the Pole, but the giant
strength of the latter asserted itself
and he was free.
The match proved, according to
local fans, that Zbyszko, while a
great wrestler, ' is not in the class
Some Suggestions for Gifts Distinctive and
HIS store is filled with beautiful articles which effectively represent
the very spirit of the Christmas season. They are attractive in
appearance, selected for their pleasing qualities, and have in ad
dition a genuine excellence that makes them of permanent value to the
recipient. We. mention below only a few of the main lines of articles
comprised in our splendid stock. Hundreds of others will pres3 for your
consideration when you enter the store.
We engrave all articles free of charge.
This department is one of the
most attractive in Rock Island,
covering a great range of designs,
including beautifully finished
Wood Cases, handsome decorated
Iron Cases and beautiful things in
Bronze, Brass, Gilt, Crystal, etc.
This department 13 specially for
tunate, having just been enriched
by the addition of hundreds of
new pieces never before shown in
This department is fortunate in
being able to present a great va
riety of attractive new designs,
including the famous Gorhani
productions. Pieces range in size
from small things at $1, up to
handsome family chests.
We invite attention to the great
variety of pleasing things in Silver-mounted
Toilet Sets. Mani
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similar nature. Our prices will
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any person, and we will
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Things You'll Need
want to ask for quotations to be
brought in quotations from standard
authors which emphasize each of
these qualities, and, after deciding on
the one most helpful for our own room,
teacher and pupils, I should want to
have it written in the note books of all.
What we think upon dees make or
mar, and this is a fine suggestion."
Mrs. Fitzgibbon was not aware that
her manuscript had received favorable
attention till last week, when she re
ceived remuneration for the article.
REAL FIGHT CARD
he has not been this far west for nine j with Frank Gotch, who turned the
jeara. ! trick on Roller in easy fashion a
short time ago in the same hall.
Jack Herman, manager of Zbyszko,
asked Jack Curley, Roller's manager,
for a return engagement in a finish
match. Curley replied that he would
consider such a match after the Jef
fries show, of which aggregation Dr.
Roller is a member, had finished its
Former Cub Draws Release.
Montreal. Quebec. Dee. 22. Dr.
James Casey, former Cub, last year's
manager of the Montreal baseball club,
has been given his unconditional re-
i lease. He probably will manage the
Dayton club in the Central Ohio league
"Murphyism" Would Put Baseball on a
Level 'With Prize Fighting and Racing
The Dubuque Telecray'.! Herald
prints the following comment upon
"Murphyism" in baseball:
Horse racing and prii fighting ijst
their popularity in this country be-
American league warned against per
mitting one club owner to have finan
cial interest in another club as estab
lishing syndicate baseball, and destroy
ing public confidence in the sport. It
If you get it at Bleuer's, it's right.
1702 Second Avenue.
5 ft 3pi
ganization. The year just past has been
a prosperous one and the membership
has increased and the club has been
placed on" a firm financial basis. The
business before the club at the annual
meeting will be important and a large
attendance is desired.
HE HAS COMPANY
Senator Lorimer Not Alone in
Having Grievance Against
steam roller at the Chicago conven
tion under the direction of Frank H.
Hitchcock, now postmaster general.
The republicans are pretty well di
vided on the question. Some maintain
the president is making a grave mis-
turned down at the White housp. both
in the rnaiter of appointments and th"
refusal of Mr. Taft even to see him. In
significant of nothing more than thj
hesitancy of the president to rely in
making federal appointments on the
take. Others insist that the manner j advice of a senator who owes his elec
in which Senator Lorimer has been j tion to democratic votes.
OVER PLACING PATRONAGE
A Score or More of Members of the
Upper House Have Been
Sheriff Foils to Make Arrests and the
Full Program Is Car
j bark their informed judQU-nt against
Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 22. Here isitlfe generally less accurate judgme:.
the net result last night of the first I of their natrons, and not satisfied v. ith
5 real card of fights since Governor Da- I the iodds they invariably marked tp
g ; vidson clamped down the cover on the In their own favor, book nakers. cr
U fight game in Milwaukee: Bob Moha ! men who offer wagers on the result of
Q ', of Milwaukee defeated Harry Mans-! races, bribed the drivers, or riders.
cause the men who had most fo sjiinjwas subsequently stated that Murphy
from each branch of sport porruti..a j had no interest in the Philadelphia
their greed for money to over-reach j team. Murphy sought to secure the
reason. They killed the geese that j election of John M. Ward as president
iid the goiden eggs. Not cor.;.-nt to j of the league, Ward having been
Charles P. Taft's counsel in certain
baseball litigation. It appears that
put up in Fancy Candy Boxes,
Baskets and Novelties in a host
of :.ew shapes in lively decora
tions at very reasonable prices.
We Quote Special Prices:
1 lb. boxes at 30c and 40c a
Home made mixed, 13c pound.
Candy canes, 5c and up.
Candy links, 5c and up.
Special assorted Chocolates,
15c and 25c a pound.
French mixed, 20c a pound.
Xmas candles, 8c per box.
! field of London, England, in 10 rounds.
Eddie Greenwald, Milwaukee, knocked
out Freddie Andrews. Milwaukee, in
with the result that the hea ;!-,;. back
ed horses, and the best horse?, failed
to finish among the winner 3. i'his
the third of an eight-round "go. Jim 1 honest practice, continued thvurgh a
1716-1718 Second Avenue.
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Our Vanilla Extract
10c and 20c per bottle.
White Pine Compound Cough
Cure, nothing better for
coughs and colds,
25c per bottle.
Oh, that Rose Cream! For
chaps and sore lips, unequaled!
Drug Store Only
534 Sixtenth Street.
Ragan and Johnny Gardner fought a
six-round draw. George Stevens
knocked out Ed Lewis, both of Milwau
kee, in the second of a six-round fight.
So far there is no threat of arrests
as a result of the fight. The sheriff
had representatives to see that the
battle was carried on strictly under
the law which provides for no decisions
and no purses, and which the church
people think should be construed to
prevent all fights.
The authorities will not make any
arrests, and if the church people act it
will be made a test case.
Lid Off at Aurora.
Chicago, Dec. 22. Johnnv Ryan of
j Chicago outpointed and outclassed
i "Kid" Mack of Jolic-t in the wlndup of
a boxing show in Aurora last night.
; The bout went six rounds. In the semi-
windup "Red" Ryan of Rockford and
Billy Schaefer of Chicago fought a six
round draw. John Fager of Aurora
knocked out Jack Ray, also of Aurora,
in the third round of a six round boat.
"Cyclone Johnny" Thompson of Syca
more acted as referee.
Kaufmann to Fight O'Brien.
Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 22. Harry
Edwards put an end to the noise thar
Al Kaufmann and Jack O'Brien have
been making for the la?t two mouths
by signing these boxers to meet the
National A. C. of Philadelphia jpp'Ved-
nrsday, Jan. 19. The men hav.recd
to box six rounds for 70 per cent of
the gross receipts. '
Thompson to Fight Hyland.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 22. "Cyclone
Johnny" Thompson and "Fighting
Dick" Hyland were matched last night
to fight ten rounds before the EtnpL-e
Athletic club Jan. 10. They will weigh
in at 133 pounds.
Anson's Creditors Hard Hit.
Chicago, Dec. 22. Creditors of Cap
tain Adrian C. Anson stand little
chance of obtaining full payment of
their claims of $7,000 which accrued
from the failure, of his pool room and
ygXT7 Y' y Seventy years of experience with Ayer's
J Ip tfftYP Cherry Pectoral nave given us great
f r wUil JLiLli lJ O confidence 'in it. We strongly recorn-
mend it for coughs, colds, bronchitis,
Ask your doctor to name the best family weak throats, and weak lungs. It pre-
medicme for coughs, colds, bronchitis, toeoifc vents. It protects. It sootnes. Iineais.
follow fits adolce. X-if'L.r Just the helo nature needs.
number of years on nearly every prom
inent race track in the connt'-y. soon
sapped public faith in 'he integrity of
racing sponsors and intercc;. i-i raving
died out. So with prize lhting. Men
were willing to permit thel- opponents
to win for a consideration, and the
evil of "throwing" fights was so wide
spread as to create doubt of 1! fair
conduct of every match. That doubt
destroyed the popularity of priz3 fight
ing and branded it so deeply w!ch the
mark of dishonesty that manly snd
moral men who enjoy the fport, re
fused to go to the defense of it. The
consequence is that true sportsmen
have no interest in the fafe if prize
fighting and racing bills in he legi-.'a
tures of the several states because
they recognize that the most undesir
able elements in every community aie
back of both sports. Exception to h?s
statement is admitted in the case of
harness horse racing.
Baseball is the most popular of
American sports principally because
the public has confidence that every
game is honestly played and decided
on the merits of the opposing -camo.
Its popularity has made it a great rev
enue producer, the profit on a National
or American league team for a ea-'en
ranging from $10,(K0 to $150.0u0. Tho
opportuni'ies for money-making havr
attracted capital that is chiefly con
cerned about dividends and but slfrht
Iy interested in the reputation of the
sport. The game has been so capab'.v.
and honestly managed that there have
been few scandals only one of note
and that many years ago. Bortcnn and
Louisville were scheduled to piay a
pennant deciding series in the former
city and betting men ambitious for
Boston's success, bribed Louisville's
players to let the Boston team win.
After the series and the award of iie
pennant to Boston, the president of the
Louisville club, who was also the pub
lisher of the Courier-Journal, 'discover
ed the deal and exposed it In hit
newspaper. Tne four players w;re
expelled from baseball.
A situation recently arose which
similarly threatened the integrity ot
baseball and its continued popularity.
The Philadelphia ;National league fran
chise was Bold to a syndicate of which
Charles F. Murphy, manager, of the
Chicago club of the same league, -was
said to "be a member. Murphy repre
sents the interests of Charles P. Ta?t.
half brother of President Taft, and
Taft's interest is inHhe money returns
and no more. President Johnson of the
Murphy s purpose was to secure a
man who should vote against the Amer
ican league on all matters of dispute
in the regular conferences of both
leagues, regardless of the equity of the
issue. Johnson announced that if War'l
should be elected he would refuse to
sit with him on the national commls
sion. This seemed an arbitrary atti
tude, but Johnson not only is In base
ball for the love of the game, but to
protect its standing. He realizes that
if Murphy has his way baseball will
become not a sport, but a business,
and he knows that to make a business
of it will destroy it as a sport and as
a revenue producer. If Murphy were
to control the National league, Johnson
was shrewd enough to insist that he
should not control the American
league, and that If the public lost con
fidence in baseball, it would be only in
the baseball as played by . National
league teams. To escape the odium of
public suspicion he would refuse to
work with the National league. It was
the right position for Johnson to take.
It has saved not only his league, but
the National as well. The election of
Lynch as president, instead of Ward,
Indicates that a majority of the Na
tional league magnates saw the force
of Johnson's logic. But Murphy still
remains in the game, whereas he ought
to be driven out of it.
THE BOATING CLUB ANNUAL
Island City Association Entering on
Its Third Year Fine Growth.
The Island City Boating association
will hold its annual election. of officers
Jan. 6 at a meeting to be held at the
clubhouse at the boat harbor. The
club has now been In existence two
years, the coming election marking the
beginning of the third year tf the or-
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The largest and best line in
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LUDOLPH St REYNOLDS .
Mitchell & Lynde Building
Washington, Dec. 22. It is feared by
sympathetic observers of the doings at
the capital that many members of the
senate of these L'nited States are has
tening homeward for the merry Yule
tide with their hearts filled with pee
vishness instead of good will toward
their fellow man. The senate adjourn
ed yesterday over the holidays with the
best wishes of the president for a
merry Christmas and a Ziry New
Year, but many of the found
it Impossible to chirk u; icT.tly
to return the compliment.
There appeared to be prevalent an
opinion In certain well defined sena
torial precincts that there was no doubt
of Christmas being merry at the White
house, though not as much might be
6ald for many a wretched senator com
pelled to go home and face his con
stituents without the patronage he had
Lorimer One of Gloomleat.
Senator Lorimer of Illinois was one
of the gloomiest, despite the fact that
he was wearing his most peaceful and
bland expression when he boarded the
noon train for Chicago. Not only has
he been turned down at the White
house on all appointments he desired,
but he has failed to see the president
even to shake hands since this session
of congress opened.
The case of the junior senator from
Illinois, however, was not an isolated
one. He travels with distinguished
company in being completely ignored
by President Taft in the parceling out
of patronage. Probably more than a
score of the members of the upper
house now are possessed of grievances
of this character and the area of gloom
is increasing daily. A good many pol
iticians think the situation an ex
tremely serious one and they prophesy
that if the president continues to make
appointments over the heads of the
senators he will find himself involved
in a fine mess of trouble.
It happens that Illinois offers the
most picturesque illustration of the
presidential determination to avoid the
advice of politicians In selecting the
incumbents of federal offices. It was
without the recommendation by the
senators that he picked out Secretary
Mac Veagh, Secretary Dickinson, Charles
R. Crane for the minister to China,
Judge Carpenter for the district judge,
C. D. Norton for assistant secretary of
the treasury, and Lloyd Bowers for
He finished off the effect by sending
to the senate the reappointments of
District Attorneys Northcott and
Trautmann and Marshal Hitch with
out the express approval of Senators
Cullom and Lorimer.
Democrat Applaud the Action.
The action of the president in adopt
ing this policy has precipitated a heat
ed discussion among the politicians
now on the scene. The democrats gen
erally applaud the lofty attitude taken
by the administration. It is argued
that the president in Ignoring politi
cians is de&ionstrating that tie never
could have countenanced the methods
by which the delegates were rounded
up1 In the south for the Taft nomina
tion and the methods of operating the
the Turkey Won't Be
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OLIVES Plain or stuffed,
your choice of either kind,
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Navels, thin skinned, good
cilor and juicy, a
Monarch brand. Just
what is needed for your
raw oysters; large
bottles, each 19c
TISSERA, CEYLON AND
INDIA TEAS In fancy
decorated Christmas can
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different styles, 75c
boxes for 60c
MIXED NUTS Our own
mixture, consisting of
walnuts, almonds, pecans,
Brazils, filberts and hick
ory nuts; 7 lbs. $1.00;
a lb 15c
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