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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1910.
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count .large or small.
imons lose out
National Commission Turns
Down Request Made by
Class C and D Leagues.
ON PURCHASE OF PLAYERS
Wanted Rule to Make It Unnecessary
to Report to Buyers Prior to
Cincinnati, Jan. 4. In a decision
reached by Thomas J. Lynch, presi
dent of the National league, B. B.
Johnson, president of the American
league, and August Herrmann of Cin
cinnati, comprising the national
baseball commission, the latter body
last night denied the request of class
C and D leagues for an amendment
of the rule concerning the purchase
of mi.ior league players.
The attention of the commission
wa3 called to the case of J. H. Fur
red', secretary of the national associa
tionwho submitted a resolution of
fered at the recent meeting held in
Memprrrs" by the class C and D
leagues, requesting that rule 56 be
amended 60 that minor league play
ers can be purchased by one minor
league club from another without
having srch players report to the
purchasing club on or before the
commencement of the major league
Drafted From Original Owner.
As the rule now stands, when mi
nor league players purchased by one
minor leas;ue clnb from another and
they do not report by Sept. 1 they
are subject to draft from the clubs
that they are with on Aug. 20. The
commission in its ruling says:
"We reiterate that if the rule vas
changed so as to cover the request
as now made it would be detrimeatil
not only to the major league and
class A clubs, but to all players op
erating under organized baseball as
"The statement recently issued by
the national commission shows the
amounts expended by major league
clubs alone during the past year for
drafted find purchased players to be
about S300.000, and in addition to
this, if st 11 the players in question
are to be retained, payments amount
ing to practically $64,000 additional
are made. This shows that the ml
nor league interests have been fully
protected. The request of the class
C and D leagues is therefore refused."
1716-1718 Second Avenue. Both
VVOLGAST IGNORES DANE
Milwaukee Scrapper Kays That Xel
son Must N'ame Terms.
Los Angeles, Jan. 4. Ad Wolgast
of Milwaukee, who has been matched
: with Battling Nelson several times
during the past week, only to have
the match called off as often, has
j come out flat-footed and says that
j henceforth he will ignore the callings
' of the Terrible Dane.
This meao3 that if Nelson really
i wants to fight Wolgast in a battle
; that will decide the holder of the
j lightweight crown he will have to
j take the initiative step. "When Nel
j son names his terms I will let him
'know whether or not I want to fight
him," says Wolgast.
j Tom Jones, manager for the Mil-
waukee scrapper, says that he and
hi.? protege will pack their grips and
leave for Australia on Feb. 10.
I President Murphy of the Chicago
j Cubs declined to give President Tear
i ney of the Three-Eye league any deli
: n;te reply to the proposition to book
i the Zeepos for a series of games In
this circuit till he had an opportunity
to consult with. Manager Chance.
Manager Boyle of Waterloo an
nounces the purchase of Fred Bucholz,
a right handed pit ;her, from Mansfield,
Ohio. Bucholz last . season was 17
games and lost S. Waterloo has now
five right handers and one southpaw
on the staff and seems pretty well
fixed with respect to this department.
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with the Ara-Notch in
place of the bothersome
buttonhole 15c. each 2 for 25c
Cluett. Pea body & Co.. Makere
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The Secret Out.
"What made my lovely complexion 7 I
do not like to tell, for It was medicine,
but the nicest a woman ever took. It
was Lane's Family Medicine that did
It." Thla Is a pleasant herb tea which
acts favorably on the stomach and bow
the akin like magrlc. It cures headache
els. purifying" the blood and cleansing
and backache. Drug-gists and dealers
sell It; 25 cents.
All the news all the time The Argus.
It Is now announced that Moline has
given up the idea of getting into the
Prairie State league. Evidently the
canvass for funds encountered a snag.
The Plow city has hopes of sore time
in the near future breaking into the
Three-Bye, counting upon tri-city rival
ry to help the cause.
A meeting of the cities interested in
the Prairie State league has been
called at Jacksonville for next Friday,
when it will be decided whether to
make the venture. The towns that
are expected to be represented are
Jacksonville. East St. Louis, Decatur,
Belleville, Joliet, Aurora and Clinton,
Elgin and Gary, Ind., are possibilities
for the other berth.
Barney Dreyfuss is considering the
Idea of placing Hans Wagner at first
base. It is believed that the premier
batter of the big league will be able
to cover this position acceptably for
several years after his usefulness st
short will have ceased. . Naturally,
Pittsburg wants to keep him in the
harness as long as possible, for he Is
a big drawing card, as well as a slug
ger. Darry Doyle, the ball player whom
President Kinsella sold to Manager
McGraw of the Giants for $4,500, is
not backward in admitting that he was
a "rube" when he went to New York.
He laughs when he tells the story of
his first game. After arriving in the
big eastern city, he sought out me
Polo grounds and found McGraw.
"When he unloaded from the train
there was no brass band or delegation
to meet him. He told McGraw who
he was. There were 20,000 fans at the
game that day and McGraw advised
the youth t get used to the players
and look at the immense crowd. Kia
sella's find obeyed orders. He played
the same sort of a role the following
day. Then came the third day, and
the one on which Larry Doyle became
a leading light "Can you play third
base or shortstop?" asked Manager
McGraw. "Don't know," replied Doyle.
"Say, a fellow who is worth $4,5000
must be able to do something," mut
tered McGraw. "Get a glove and go
out there and play second base. That
is tlie place for you." Doyle obeyeir,
got away with it. and Is now one of
the greatest c ackers in the country,
aside from ending the season with a
batting average of .301.
W. A. KELLY MASTER
MECHANIC OF THE Q
Burlington Man Named to Fill Va
cancy Caused by Death of
R. XV. Colville.
AVer's Hair Vigor is composed of eAvpS
Show this to voor doctor. Ask him if there ts a single injurious ingredient. Ask
him if be thinks Ayer's Hair Vigor, as made from this formula. Is the best prepa
ration you could use for tailing hair, or for dandruff. Let nun decide. He knows.
Galesburg Republican-Register: An
nouncement was made this morning
(Monday) from the master mechanic's
office in this city by Superintendent
of Motive Power F. L. Torrey that W.
A. Kelly of Burlington had been chos
en as the successor to the late R. W.
Colville as master mechanic of the
Galesburg division. The choice of Mr.
Kelly for the position is said to have
come after the careful consideration
of a number of men. Mr. Torrey on
Friday last stated that there would be
no appointment made for several
days, although several men were un
The new appointee is In the city to
day looking over the ground prepara
tory to assuming his new duties, and
will be broken in under the direction
of Mr. Torrey at once. Mr. Kelly has
for several years past been the road
foreman of the Ottumwa- division of
the Burlington, stationed at Burling
ton, Iowa, and has made an enviable
record there. Prior to serving as a
road foreman he ran an engine, and
before going on the road had a reputa
tion as a thorough and painstaking
mechanic. Thus both by profession
and long training in railroad work iie
Is well fitted for the duties which he
comes to this city to assume.
No official bulletin has as yet been
posted, the announcement this morn
ing by Mr. Torrey being verbal.
Railroad officials who have been ac
quainted with Mr. Kelly and his work
speak in the highest terms of his ca
pabilities. Just who will be chosen as
his successor as road foreman at Bur
lington has not yet been announced,
although it is said that some Ottumwa
division engineer will get the plum.
HELP FOR CLUBS
Proposed that United States Is
sue Obselete Anny Rifles
LIKE PLAN OF THE ENGLISH
Same Opportunity Opeu to School
Object to Froivote Prollciencjr
Washington, D. C. Jan. 4. Impor
tant legislation designed to promote
practice with the military rifle may be
enacted by congress this winter. The
army and national guard have been
equipped with the new Springfield but
the expense of . obtaining these
weapons from the government has re
stricted practice among civilians.
Some hundreds of thousands of Kraga
have been retired, however, and if
available for issue would doubtless be
an incentive to civilians to practice.
Representative Hull of Iowa, chairman
of the house committee on military
affairs, has therefore introduced a bill
on the subject which has the approval
of the war department. The bill pro
vides that the secretary of war is au
thorized to issue, without expense to
the United States, magazine rifles and
appendages, not of the existing service
model. These are to be Issued to rifle
clubs organized under the rules of the
national board for promotion of rifle
practice, and to schools having uni
formed corps of cadets. The secretary
of war is authorized to prescribe regu
lations to safeguard the United States
against loss and for the proper care of
the arms. Should the bill become a
law the limit of issue would probahly
be fixed at about one rifle to each 10
members of a club in good standing.
9100,000 to Aid Sebool.
A second section of the bill provides
for the promotion of rifle practice in
schools, colleges, universities and
civilian clubs by supplying certain am
munition, prizes, the holding of
matches, and in other directions, for
which the sum of $100,000 is appro
Up t the present time this country
has done nothing for its civilian rifle
clubs which are comparatively few in
number while In England it is esti
mated there are nearly 3,000 with a
membership of possibly half a million
men and boys. The work with the
civilian clubs is designed at reach the
"unorganized militia" which ould con
stitute the bulk of our Volunteer
armies in case of war.
On this subject General Bell, the
chief of staff, recently said: "The en
couragement of rifle practice among
our citizens and schoolboys is of the
greatest importance in this country,
where preparedness for war is largely
based on the employment of an army
of volunteers; and wisely framed
laws which will give a healthy stimu
lus to this branch of military prepared
Bess would receive the hearty support
of the war department."
she created years ago, has been living
quietly in Buzzard's Bay, in a pretty
Queen Anne cottage since her retire
ment in 1904. Soon after she parted
from her husband, Charles H. Greene,
the theatrical manager, Greene went
to South America and she to Buzzard's
Bay. Those who knew the couple well
could never find the real reason for
RENNOLD WOLF SUED.
New York, Jan. 3. Mrs. Rennold
Wolf, known on the stage as "Hope
Booth," will apply in the supreme
court Wednesday for alimony and
counsel fees, pending the trial of the
separation suit which she has begun
against hsr husband. Papers were
served today in which she demands
$250 a month allowance and $2,000
counsel fee. Her husband's lawyer has
not yet served his answer to her com
plaint. GOOD FEATURE; DON'T KNOW IT.
Burham and Greenwood, a pair of
young society women who have recent
ly gone into vaudeville, are appearing
the first half of the week at the Fam
ily. Their act, which is refreshingly
clean and original when compared
with the ordinary run of blaze features
of its sort seen in the houses here
about, consists of singing, dancing and
piano playing. There is a note of ec
centricity, an effervescent accompani
ment that seemingly comes through
enjoyment of the work that they are
doing, that brings the performers into
good terms with their auditors imme
diately. These young women have
one of the freshest and snappiest and
most pleasing acts that" has ever been
seen in a local vaudeville theatre.
However, this fact does not appear to
have reached the management as yei,
for they are subordinated on the bill
to inferior turns, the most Irritating
of which is a young fellow with a
screeching voice that might sound well
outside a circus tent, and other acts
that are woefully out of place.
Second arenir and Sixteenth street.
Jan. 9 De Wolf Hopper In "The Mat
Jan. 14 Voxel's BIji City Minntreln.
TIIK GRAND (Davenport).
Jan. 16 Henry Woodruff In "The
Prince of Tcnliet."
Jan. 17 France Starr in "The Eas
Jnn. 2r-';hdore Kobertn in "The
Jan. -N "The Gingerbread Man."
Jan. 31 Robert Kdetion.
Eltchteeuth Hi reft, between Kirnt and
Second avenues. Repertoire at 3 and H.
Second avenue, east of Nineteenth
street. Vaudeville at 3, 8 and V:15 p. ui.
From present indications the engage
ment in this city of DeWolf Hopper
in his newest song comedy success,
"A Matinee Idol," in which he will be
seen at the Illinois next Sunday even
ing, will prove to be the most notable
theatrical event in recent years.
Mr.- Hopper has just concluded an
extraordinary run at the Olympic the
atre in Chicago and will shortly take
his play to New York, where it is ex
pected to remain for the rest of the
season. It is only fair to give. Manager
R. H. Taylor of the Illinois much
credit for securing this unusual offer
ing. He has given heed to the com
plaint of the theatregoers of "this city
that they were being starved for high
class theatrical offerings, and has ob
tained Hopper only by guaranteeing
the attraction practically a capacity
house. In this way Manager Taylor
has put the question fairly and square
ly before local theatregoers. All sea
son long we have been complaining be
cause we couldn't get the "big show."
In speaking of the situation. Manager
Taylor said: "There is no reason in
the world why we should not have the
best attractions in this city, but no
manager is going to bring- a company
of GO or 70 people, headed by the big
gest stars, unless he can make money.
Neither does It pay me t go to the
expense- which I must incur in order
to get such attractions unless the peo
ple of this city give me adequate sup
port. If I find khat the theatregoing
public of this city want these fine
shows, and showUhat they want them
by paying their nloney to see them, I
will get them. I realize that I owe a
certain duty to the public of this city.
Primarily that duty is to give them !
for; and it seemed to me that the
easiest and most direct way of meet
ing the situation was to give the the
atregoing public of this city the best
and funniest musical play now on the
market. If I find that Mr. Hopper and
his company are giv(-n adequate finan
cial support here, it. will give me great
pleasure to induce other important
stars to come here.
"I can assure the people of this city
that Mr. Hopper and 'A Matinee Idol'
will be presented here by exactly the
same company which has been playing
a record-breaking engagemont at the
Olympic theatre In Chicago. The pro
duction and company is so large that
it requires a special train of four cars
to effect its transportation, and I have
no hesitation in stating that this is by
far the most important and noteworthy
engagement of the year. I have made
arrangements to fill mail orders for
seats in the order of their receipt, and
will open the advance sale two days
prior to the engagement.
"As I said before, I have brought
you the best in the market and now
it's up to you."
CALLS OFF MARRIAGE.
Buzzard's Bay, Mass., Dec. 31. 1903.
Editor Sunday Post, Boston, Mass :
Annie Ward has declined offer to re
marry C. H. Greene.
ANNIE WARD TIFFANY.
Boston, Jan. 2. The above telegram,
received by the Sunday Post, following
so closely after the announcement by
Annie Ward Tiffany to the effect th.it
she- was to remarry her former hus
band, from whom she has been divorc
ed for some time, carries with It a
story which, as it stands unrevealed nt
present to the scores of friends of the
couple, completely mystifies them.
"Now that the SCth anniversary of
our first marriage is dawning upon v.s,
my former husband and myself have
decided to forget the past and we are
soon to be remarried in the little
church, at Wareham," is the announce
ment Annie .Ward Tiffany gave out
to her friends only three weeks ago.
Now that the program evidently has
been changed by this old-time theatri
cal star close friends declare that this
is not characteristic of "Biddy R'
nan;" that there must be something
back of it all
Annie Ward Tiffany, who is better
known to theatregoers as Biddy Ronaa
in "Shadows of a Great City," a role
WHO NEW KNIGHTS ARE
Members of Class Initiated at Sunday
Cert monies in Moline.
Following are the names of the can
didates upon whom the second and
third degrees were conferred at the
trlcity Knights of Columbus Initiation
in Moline Sunday:
Rock Island A. Gutzwaller, J. J.
Cunningham, Dan W. Lawler, Thomas
Maroney, Earl Hayes, James Kannealy,
M. J. Nowlan. Dan Madden, Thomas
Crsey, E. A. Cunningham, J. T. Cun
ningham, Joseph Maxwell, James Brod
erick, John Murphy, George Hotine,
John Ennis, Thomas Dolly, Roy
Schmitt, William Leithner, Frank Hef
ferman, C. A. Mart.
Moline J. E. O'Brien, R. V. OTDon
nell, C. W. Johnson, C. H. Krone. A.
J. Howard, F. F. Pepping. E. A. Bu
gee, F. Kemp, R. Von Wonteghen. C.
R. Eastman, Frank Pressel, H. L. Nor
ton. W. J. Green, B. C. Green, J. A.
Bell, C. F. Mahoney, G. A. Mowry, J.
F. Cunningham, C. V. Cooney, W. L.
Davenport Harold Cosgriff, C. P.
Swartz. Josepfl Mclntyre, W. P. Ly
den, W. H. Lavery, John C. Betz, L,.
J. McGivern, J. C. Early, Rev. U. A.
Hauber, Rev. M. J. Hannon, W. D.
McFarland, William F. Moravck, Wil
liam J. Masury. E. J. Dillon, A. J.
Brooks. A. P. Wolters. T.I. Tobin. C.
J. Duve, T. P. Dougherty, O. A. Wol
ters, Martin Srhupp. W. J. McGivern,
George F. Hild. E. W. Doyle, W. F.
Finefield. W. J. Trevor, William Cul
ton, Bernard Killeen. W. J. Gallachrr,
Joseph Blunck, Raymond I-ogan. D.
W. Disoian, C. F. Russell, J. F. Harri
son, If. A. SkeTley, C. J. Manpan. J. F.
Kautz. W. D. McGraw. T. M. Clark.
C. H. Schlapp. E. J. Solon, S. W. Nevill.
F. J. I,ukavsky, J. Lagomarcino, T. A.
Gilmore, H. L. J. Nebrkcr.
Dr. Roller Is Better.
Chicago, Jan. 4. Dr. B. F. Roller,
the Seattle wrestler-physician, who un
derwent a Flight operation at th.:
Mercy hospital yesterday, was report
ed very much improved last night. II;
probably will be able to join ths
Jeffries combination of athletes on
their western tour within a few dixy a.
For several days Roller had been suf
fering from boils but paid little atten
tion to thorn. He was threatened with
blood poisoning yesterday and decided
to remain In Chicago until ho thorough
ly recovered from the attack.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Rock Island National
bank of Rock Island will be held at
their banking house, on Tuesday, Janu
ary 11, 1910, st 3:30 o'clock p. m., for
the election of directors and the trans
action of such other business as may
properly come before them.
H. E. CASTEEL,
H. B. SIMMON,
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often receive severe burns, putting
out fires, then use Bucklen's Arnica
Salve and forget them. It soon
drives out pain. For burns, scalds,
wounds, cuts and bruises, it's earth's
greatest healer. Quickly cures skin
eruptions, old sores, boils, ulcers,
felons; best pile cure made: Relief
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ILLINOIS THEATRE BUILDING.
ALL ENGINES HERE
Rock Island's Order of Fifty
Big Locomotives Is
SHOPS HAVF RESUMED
Work There Y
The last three of the 50 new freight
locomotives recently ordered by the
Rock Island railroad have been re
ceived at Silvia and have been placed
in service. The locomotives come
from the Brooks Ixicomctive works at
Dunkirk. X. Y., a branch of the Ameri
can Locomotive works. The new
freight vehicles are a consolidation
engine of much the same type as the
older freipht onirlnes used by the Rok
Island road. The minor construction
of the new cngiues is somewhat diiTcr
lively ono of the ,r0 new locomotives
is no service and a number of
them , ,f already passed through
The Rock Island road's great Fhops
at Si! vis were reopened yesterday af
ter a holiday shut down of se ven clays'
dura' ion. A force of 1,200 workmen
returned to the hops, which is about
tlu same number as was employed be
fore the shut down. A nine-hour work
day is still the rule.
Neiv OfUc- niTll.lliicr.
Superintendent Seidel of Silvis pimps
sr-id thai the new administration build
ing for the i-hops is half completed.
The work has been retarded somewhat
on account of the extremely cold
weather, but with f;'.'. cr;iMe weather
this week t'.ie second floor exterior
walls will be complete. Provided the
building can be roofed over before:
prohibitive weather !-ts in, the inter
ior work will be rushed to completion.
To Ho O.'onplrtl t ji Moat It.
The original plans of Superintendent
Seidel was that the office building
would be occupied by Feb. , and oc
cupation by that time ij still a pofsi
Lility. Feb. 15 will in t;ll probabilky
1( the date, however. IV.vU': & Co.
have the contract for the bui'ilitig.
They secured their si one in Hertford.
Ind., and report that nr tne onvf iiiene e
has been experienced despite the labor
troubies at the quarries. All thestoii?
was received here promptly. It wad
cut at the quarries. A li;tle troullv
between stone and brick workers at
the pcene of the construction it the
local buildinn developed recently, but
has all cleared away.
ANSWERS EVERY CALL.
Rock Island People Have Found that
This Is True.
A cold, a strain, a sudden wrench.
A little cause may hurt the kid
neys. Spells of backache often follow.
Or some irregularity of the urine.1
A certain remedy for such attacks.)
A medicine that answers every
Is Doan's Kidney Pills, a true spe
cific ""v Rock Island people rely on-'
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off ana .
my experience, .
! best kidney medicine ...
! suffered from a weak back ait.
was a dun, arapping pain tnrougu
my kidneys and sides. I wai often
so bad off that I could hardly get up
from a sitting position and I was
caused no end of annoyance by irreg
ular passages of the kidney secre
tions. Having Doan's Kidney Pills
re-commended to me. I procured a
supply from the Harper House phar
macy and their dse completely re
moved my trouble. On a few occa
sions since when a severe cold has
brought on an attack of backache, I
have taken Doan's Kidney Pills and
they have never failed to give the
desired relief." "
For sale by all dealers. Trice CO
cents. Fostcr-Milburn company, Buf
alo. N. Y., sole agents for the United
Remember the name Doan's
and take no other.
workers and the longshoremen anl
seamen's union and Gompers and
The call is stjmed by Gompers, Sec
retary Morrison and James Duncan,
John XJitehrll. James O'Conneii. D. A.
Hayes, William I). Huber, Jo.-.cph F.
Yi-.h nt'lno, John R. Alphhie, H. B. Pei
h;tni, John II. Lennon. elireraors. Sub
scriptions will be tent to John Wil
liams at Pittsburg.
We offer one hundred dollars reward
for any case of catarrh that cannot ba
cured by Hall's Cat.irrh Cure.
F. J. CHENKY & CO..
We. the undersigned, have knowu F.
I.I. Cheney for the last 15 year?, and
j believe biin perfectly honorable In all
bui-irisn transactions aud financially
I able to carry out any obligations made
by his lirm.
WALDING. K1XXAN & MARVIN.
Wl'ol' i al- DvtKf-dsi?, Tob-do. Ohio.
llc'i'j CiMarrh Cure i.s taken I:it t i -nally,
cell:;? dh.-ctly upon the bloo-I
rnd ir.i'coijs surfaces of the tyftem.
Testimonials : nt free. Pric e;, 75 cents
per l;ottle. fc-'old by all drupsIMs.
Take Hall's Family Tilts for constipation.
CALL FOR FUNDS
American Feileration to Start War
on the I'niteel States Steel
Washington, D. C, Jan. . Officers
of the American Kederctirui of Labor
have issued a call to the 1,5 1).(: )
members to subscribe to a fu::J with
which a bitter fiht will be begun
ajrair.st ' the United States Steel cor
poration which the call declares Is in
imical alike to Hie interests ef la'ior
and to the country at lar.o, aud "A
told and daring violation y the laws."
The sum of $154,000 wHl be rr.ised by
the first appeal, and further calli will
be issued as the fljrhr pro-rrfis?s.
The action Is the result of the last
month's conference at Pittsburg Lc
tweea the Iron, tteel and tin plate
Why don't YOU