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THK ROCK ISLAXD. ARGUS, THURSDAY, JULY 14, 1910.
THE STORE THAT DOES THINGS
TURNS ON GAME
Ex-President Declares Evils
Connected With Prize Fight
ing Condemn It.
CO-OPERATIVE STORE COMPANY, ROCK ISLAND
OUGHT TO PUT A STOP TO IT
Friend of Boxing, but Declares Pub
lic Contests for Big Purses Are
Not to Be Tolerated.
New York. July 14. 'I sincerely
trust that public sentiment will be so
aroused and will make Itself felt so
effectively as to guarantee that this is
the last prize fight to take place in the
United States; and it would be an ad
mirable thing if some method could
devised to stop the exhibition of the
moving pictures taken thereof."
The above is the concluding para
graph of an editorial to appear in the
next number of the Outlook carrying
i he signature of Theodore Roosevelt
on "The Recent Prize Fight."
Friendly to Game.
In the editorial Colonel Roosevelt
writes from the standpoint of the man
who is friendly to prize fighting but
realizes that so many debasing fea
tuies havo grown to surround the sport
as to make its further continuance
In the article Roosevelt says:
I have always been fond of boxing,
and have always believed in it as a
vigorous, manly pastime, one of those
pastimes which have a distinct moral
and physical value, because they en
courage such essential virtues as cour
age, hardihood, endurance and self
control. Until within a few years I
t rod to box a good deal myself, and
wben I was young several times took
part in contests of a public or semi
public nature generally, I am bound
to say, with ill success.
Helpful In Arm j- anil ZVavy.
"I think boxing is a sport which
should be encouraged among boys and
young men generally. I have been
jad to hflp it so far as I could in the
anny and navy, where, I believe, it
1 as been an excellent thing for the
enlisted men. When I was police
commissioner I was much struck by a
statement made to me by Jacob Riis
to the effect that the establishment of
boxing clubs in many of the poorer
districts had resulted in good, in rather
unexpected ways; that is, it had not
only given the vigorous young fellows
v ho otherwise would join 'gangs' a
legitimate outlet for their activities.
but had also markedly reduced the
number of affrays in which the" knife
was used. The spirit produced by the
boxing had told against knife fighting,
and discouraged unfair play.
KiKhtrr Good Citizens.
"Therefore, from every standpoint,
I believe in the encouragement of box
ing as a sport. Moreover, boxing as
a profession has its good side also.
Among the men whose friendship and
regard I have really valued I could
n;:me a number of professional boxers,
including several ring champions.
Thr men to whom I refer I found
sciuare, decent men, who showed them
selves good citizens when their good
c'.tizenship was tested. I approved of
the movement which in this state, at
the time that I was police commis
sioner, resulted in the enactment of a
law permitting contests between pro
fessional boxers under conditions
v.nich were mfant to safeguard the
sport against brutality and the other
evils which have everywhere resulted
sooner or later in the suppression of
the prize ring. I saw several of these
public boxing contests in which the
intent of the law was carried out in
"Nevertheless, even under this law,
abuses crept in, and, finalTy, one or
two fights occurred where the sur
rounding circumstances were so scan
dalous that when I was governor I
was obliged to advocate, and finally to
secure, the repeal of the law under
which the contests took place, feeling
cenvinced, together with the great ma
jority of the citizens of the state, that
under it almost all that made prize
fighting objectionable and demoraliz
ing had gradually been revived.
Seen Doom of the Sport.
"Now this was my experience, the
experience of a man who, so far from
being prejudiced against boxing, was
and is a warm advocate of it, and who,
at the outset, had not the slightest
prejudice against professional boxing
that i3, boxing for purses of money
and who has numbered among his
frier.ds many men who were profes
sionals and had fought for money
pnzes. I am sure that what has hap
pened in New York will happen in the
nation at large, and that prize fighting
will be, as it ought to be, stopped in
every state of the union.
"Since it was stopped in New York
the conditions surrounding the ring
have grown worse and not better. The
money prizes fought for are enormous,
and are a potent source of demoraliza
tion in themselves, while they are"
often so arranged as either to be a
premium on crookedness or else to
reward nearly as amply the man who
fails as the man who succeeds. The
letting and gambling upon the result
ira thoroughly unhealthy, and the mov-
are not made up from chemical poisons.
You can get them at
iiV picture part of the proceedings
has introduced a new method of money
retting and of demoralization. In ad-d.t-on,
tho last contest provoked a
very unfortunate display of race an
tagonism." THOUSANDS ENJOY
LONG VIEW CONCERT
Many from Neighboring Cities At
tracted by First of Series of
The first of the summer series oi
baud concei ts at Long View park, made
possible by the public spirit of C. U.
Rosenfield, in memory of his mother,
the late Mrs. Julia Rosenfield, took
place last evening. A largj crowd
turned out, and there was every in-
Idlcation that the concerts will become
i exceedingly popular. The music, the
moonlight, and the beautiful surround
jiiit'S of the park united in making the
eening one long to be remembered.
I.cng View park as a beauty spot is
not fully appreciated by tho people,
of this city, to whom it belongs, but
when one considers it the fact remains
th.it for its size there is scarcely a
paik in the country that can compare
fa voi ably with Long View. There
were many people from Davenport and
Moline at the concert last evening.
Petersen's band furnished the music.
The concert will be repeated on every
alternate Wednesday evening for the
next three months.
ZEPHYRS FROM DIAMOND
(Continued from fage Three.)
of the club this year and the result
is that it is up to somebody to raise
$1 200 forthwith.
South Bend and Zanesville of the
Central league played 21 innings yes
terday at the former place. South Bend
winning finally 1 to 0. The pitchers,
John Jones and John Myers, went the
whole distance without either showing
signs of weakening. Jones purposely
iss-ued his only pass in the 21st inning
to facilitate a double play when there
was a man on second, and a hit
brought in the run.
ONE PLAYER STAYS IN
W. D. Middleton, Local Golfer, Still
in Iowa Tournament.
In the Iowa state golf champion
ship totirnament at Cedar Rapids yes
terday Decker French. W. D. Middle
ton and E. C. Mueller of the Rock
Island Arsenal Golf club participated
in the opening rounds for the cham
pionship cup. Mlddleton was the
only one to survive, defeating B. R.
Johnson, 1 up, and being matched to
day with A. H. Sargent.
Rheumatism Cured In 24 Hours.
T. J. Blackmore, of Ilaller &
Blackmore, Pittsburg, Pa., says: "A
short time since I procured a bottle
of Dr. Detchon's Relief for Rheuma
tism. It got me out of the house
in 24 hours. I took to my bed with
rheumatism nine months ago and Dr.
Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism is
the only medicine that did me any
good. I had five of the best phy
sicians in the city, but I received
very little relief from them. I knew
Dr. Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism
to be what it is represented and take
pleasure in recommending it to oth
er poor sufferers." Sold by Otto
Grotjan, 1501 Second avenue, Rock
Island and Gust Schlegel & Son,
West Second street. Davenport.
We Want Your Money. You Want Our Goods
a great saving. jMo other sale in fhe tri-cities that is making such commotion and giving such
On Many Items and Even More on Some of the Big Specials
RYTffiNG SOLD AT CUT PRICES
! BLANCHE BRUNER
TO WED J. GOULD
Mother of Girl, at Home in
Davenport, Admits the
BOTH ARE NOW IN. EUROPE
Young Women Is I'lay-ng in Anna
Held's "Mi-s IniH conce"
Mrs. A. Bruner, n. oilier of Blanche
Bf a trice Dinner, in now in Davenport
residing at 12''2 LeClahc- street and
, today she confirmed the report of the
; engagement of her daughter to Jay
! Mrs. Bruner slates her daughter is
!r.-w in London, playing with Anna
;ileld in "Miss Innocence." Mr. Gould
I is also understood to be in London,
j "While I have been advised of my
j daughter's engagement to Mr. Gould,
i so lar as I Know no date has been
jsct for the wedding," declares Mrs.
J Di nner.
j Mrs. Bruner fools greatly chagrined
'at the sensational prc-s reports being
I sent out from Boston about hor
daughter, particularly the one to the
i ffect that when a mere girl she as
sisted her mother in taking in wash
ing at their humble home in Trenton,
also those to the effect that other
families had adopted the girl and as
sisted her in her musical education.
Uhini'lir Nevrr Did UnvliioK.
In denying these reports Mrs.
Bruner said: "The report that Blanche
ever assisted in doing washing is most
ai'surd and absolutely false. She was
a delicate child when young and never
knew what work was outside of her
musical line. Her father was a Pres
to terian preacher and as everybody
knows preachers are not millionaires
and do not have all the luxuries of
life, but at the same time we always
bad a comfortable home and Blanche
was never obliged to do a day's work
in her life. She was a musical genius
and when but 11 years of age was
teaching a class of scholars in piano
playing. Like all my children, she
was a good girl and I am proud of
them all. The report that another
family had adopted Blanche and edu
cated her is absolutely false. All the
money that has been spent on her
education has been furnished by me."
Hardly a year and a half has elapsed
since the Davenport girl's first ro
mance came to an end in a secret ses
sion of court in Judge Fesscnden's
cnambers in Boston, whore, in a dark
ened room, reporters and others ex
cluded, the judge gave her a divorce
fiom Arthur W. Godfrey, son of Lester
X. Godfrey, Back Bay millionaire . and
known as "the lumber king of Boston.''
Inf(it unlt-M MIHIonnirr.
Miss Bruner studied in the Boston
Conservatory of Music, but it wa3
through Carl Ingraham of Chicago
that she met Godfrey. Miss Bruner
was visiting the Ingrahams in 1901.
They went to Boston to see the inter
collegiate rowiug contests. Mr. Ingra
ham, being a Harvard alumnus, it was
"the Harvard set" that the party min
gled with principally on this trip.
Miss Bruner and Godfrey, si ill a
student, were together most of the
time and were reported to be engaged
when the Ingrahams and their fair
guest started back west.
Godfrey graduated, appeared sud
denly in Chicago where Miss Bruner
cgain was a guest of the Ingrahams
in October, 1907, and they were mar
ried, most of the guests at the wed
ding being Harvard "fellows."
ti room's Mothrr 'Wrnlhy.
Mrs. Godfrey was wrathful over the
marriage and induced her husband to
persuade their son to return to his
home. Young Godfrey sued for divorce
Aug. 27, 1908, naming Richard Carle,
the actor, as corespondent. The bride
replied with a suit against her fathcr-
ijaw aolrinar 8n Ain Homa.s'ea OH ail
alienation charge. Mrs. Godfrey pro
tested she had been made the victim
O' some hidden enemy who had writ
ten false and malicious notes about
her. She waxed indignant when her
attention was called to the fact that
t lie mysterious letters bore her own
She filed a cross bill and withdrew
her alienation suit. Young Godfrey,
who had been made ill by worry, with
drew his suit and on Feb. 12. 1909, the
bride obtained a decree on the cruelty
ch-'.rgo in her cross bill. Then she
wont on the stage.
YftTES CITY EDITOR IS
ATTACKED BY PREACHER
Town all Tom l"p Over Statements
Made by I'vaiigelist in
Friends of A. II. McKeigan of
Yates City, 111., are deeply stirred
over an attack made on him Sunday
evening by Evangelist Worden, who
is conducting revival services there,
in a prayer. Mr. McKeigan is ed
itor of the Yates City Banner and
a man who has always stood for
what he believed to be right there.
He is known as a fearless advocate
for temperance and the moral causes
and through his personal influence
and paper has helped keep Yates City
a clean and wholesome town. Among
other things in his prayer last Sun
day night, the evangelist said:
"Lord save the editor of the Yates
City Banner, yes Lord, and all third
rate editors. Thoy are a hard bunch.
We pray that Thou wilt remove the
cobwebs from their brains, the toads
Lom their spiritual eyes, the wrig
gling, hissing serpents from their
spirits, the puss from their hearts,
and the viloness from their lips."
Naturally, the friends of the ed
itor, who has been a resident of the
town for 31 years and is highly re
spected, are saying a few things ir.
Rachelor Girls Elect.
The regular meeting of the Merry
Bachelor Girls club was held last
evening at the homo of Miss Celia
Taxman, COS Twenty-sixth street.
Election of officers was held with
the following result:
President Miss Sue Silverstein.
Secretary Miss Betty Dockterman.
Treasurer Miss Hattie Sosna.
Plans were made for the club pic
nic to be held at Campbell's island
next Sunday. After the adjournment
of the business meeting the hostess
served cooling refreshments.
The ladies of the First Baptist
church will hold a thimble party tomor
row afternoon at the home of Mrs.
William Guldenzopf, 1214 Sixth ave
nue. Mrs. O. M. Slambaugh, Mrs.
Pelle Jones and Mrs. R. G. Summers
".11 assist the hostess.
Mrs. Maud Taylor, Rock Island,
and Harry E. Rhodes of Davenport
were married last evening at 9
o'clock at the study of Rev. W. G.
Oglevee at Broadway Presbyterian
church. There were no attendants.
Priscilla Clnb Meeting.
The Priscilla club will hold an ex
tra meeting tomorrow afternoon at
Lcng View park, near the Eighteenth
avenue entrance- . Jn case of rain
reply about the evangelist, moan
while waiting for the next issue of
the Weekly Banner to appear.
Today, in the jMarkets
Chicago, July 1 !. Following are the
quotations on the markets today:
July, l"P.-"4, l"t;. lC:;?i, 105".
September, 12. H'4-74. 102',i, 104 Vi.
December, liC". lfG, 103?i, 105-?4.
July. 5S's, 57s.
September, r,;?i. COU, 01;-;. CO'i.
December, 571,,, -, 57, 571,.
July, 40. 11 4 1 U -September,
;:":,, 39;,, S Vi; . 3S?g.
December, 39:s, o97, 39', i, 3974.
July, 23.20, 25.1", 25.20, 2.1. 40.
September, 22.00. 22.i0, 21. SO, 21.S7.
July, 11. S3, 11.S3, 11.73, 11.77.
September, 11.9", 11.92, 11. S2, 11. S3.
July. 12.33. 12.33, 12.23, 12 25.
September, 11. Sn, 11.S2, 11.72, 11.75.
Receipts today Wheat, 5: corn, 1S.2;
oats, Kul; hogs, IS.'iiO; cattle, 5,000;
Estimated . receipts Friday Wheat.
23, corn. 15C; oats. 110; hogs, 14,000.
1'og market opened steady. Hogs
! K i'c over, O.ooij. Licht. $s.2. JI9.2o;
i mixed and butchers. Js.COf; 9.15; good
heavy, $S.20u s.so ; rough heavy, $.s.20
Cattle market opened steady.
Sheek market opened steady.
Omaha Hogs. 7.7oO; cattle, 2.OO0.
Kansas City Hogs, 9,0o0; cattle,
Hog market closed 5 cents lower.
B..lk sales. $S.501i VK5; light. $.S.25r
C2o; mixed and butchers, fS.00f3.20;
good heavy, $s.20i S.S0 ; rough heavy,
Cattle market closed steady.
Sheep market closed steady.
EL, I 1
the meeting will be held at the home
of Mrs. Gerard, 1812 Seventeenth
The world's most successful medi
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pain and suffering, and saved more
lives than any other medicine in use.
Invaluable for children and adults.
Sold by all druggists.
1 ;it, Arn.NoLch
VUIIUIU ...... --
Evanston with cuttoniioiu
FOR SUMMER. Hi"h enoorh for l-x
low cnoch for corifort mad plenty of room
for tbo tio to lice in.
l'c. ca h. - tc r TSe.
I T k
CLEr Rift '( j
Liverpool opening cables Wheat,
lower. Corn unchanged.
Liverpool closing Wheat, l'.ifil
h'ghor. Corn. higher.
Minneapolis Today, 113; last week,
S2. last year, 89.
Huluth Today, 43; last week, 52;
last year, 1C.
New York Stocks.
New York, July 14. Following are
the quotations on tho market today:
Union Pacific 1C358
U. S. Steel preferred 110
U. S. Steel common 71 i
Rock Island preferred 77
Rock Island common 327s
Southern Pacific 115
New York Central 11 4 si
Missouri Pacific 59
Great Northern 124 Vi
Northern Pacific HS'i
Louisville & Nashville 143"
Colorado Fuel & Iron 32"i
Canadian Pacific 19
Illinois Central 130
Erie 25 U
C. & 0 74 'i
Brooklyn Rapid Transit 7S'-i
Baltimore & Ohio 10S2
St. Paul 123'
Republic Steel preferred . .' 91
Southern Railway 23',
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock, Feed and Fuel.
July 14. Following are the quota
tions on the local market today:
Fresh Eggs 19c.
Live Poultry Old hens, 12M:C
pound, springs, 40c.
Butter Dairy, 22c to 25c; creamery,
Potatoes' New, 75c.
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 75c; oats, 43c to 44c.
II. E. Casteel, Pres. M. S. Heasy, V. P. II. n. Simmon. Cash.
Bank jour money and ret asy. Burglars can't n'h H and
schemers and fair weather fri cutis won't le m apt to make your
money their money. j
Make OUR Bank YOUR Bank.
We pay liberal interest consistent with safety 4 per?!!.
Central Trust & Savings Dwo1i
Forage Timothy hay, $11.
wild hay. J12 to $17; straw. $0.50.
Coal Lump, per bushel, 15c; sla':k.
Wood $4.50 per load.
Sales on Market square in last 21
hours up to noon today:
Corn Two leads at 75c.
Oats Two loads at 43c and 41c
Timothy hay One load at $11.
All the news all the tim s The Argns.
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