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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 1911.
GOLF IS A
Ironmaster Sees a
Score of Charms
In the Game
THE vacation number of the In
dependent contains a charac
teristic article by Andrew Car
negie on "Dr. Golf." The ar
ticle la herewith reprinted In part, the
simplified spelling being Mr. Carne
gie's: The first golf club In the United
States was organized at Tonkers Nov.
14. 1888. and named St. Andrews. Rob
ert Lock hart of Yonkers. born in Dun
fermline, Scotland, was often in his na
tiv town as baying member of his firm,
and there be lernt the ancient and roy
al game. He purchast several dozens
of clabs La Dunfermline and upon ar
rival at Toukers explained the game to
his fellow crony Danfermlinite. Jack
Held, and a few others, who began ex
perimenting In Beid's orchard, a larger
field being afterward secured. Jack
Iieid was elected president of the club
(Lockhart declining becaus he had to
be abroad no much) and John C. Ten
Eycke, of good Dutch stock, secretary,
which he still remains.
The game of golf in mr young days
. was the preserv of Ihe upper classes in
Scotland, sure mark of the gentleman,
and a sickly plant sonth of the border.
No lady was ever seen on the links.
The charm of golf, who can analyze
and decide In what it really consists?
First, we need to use the plural. It
has not one but a score of charms. We
are under the sky, worshipers of the
"god of the open air." Every breth
seems to drive away weakness and dls
eas, securing for us longer terms of
happy days here on earth, even bring
ing something of heven here to ns. No
doctor like Dr. Golf his cures as mi
raculous as those sometimes credited
to Christian Science, minus its un
known and mysterious agencies, which
are calculated to alarm prudent people.
Not the least of its virtues is its power
to affect the temper and especially the
lung. We bav only to remain silent to
produce unusual results. The preven
tiv treatment successfully applied has
its richest field upon the green.
Grand Popular Concert
AT ILLINOIS OPERA HOUSE
Wednesday Evening, June 21, by the
Orpheus Glee Club
of Concordia Theological Seminary, St. Louis, under
the auspices of the German Immannel's Lutheran Con
gregation, Rock Island, 111.
Press comment: "A brilliant success! Despite the adverse
weather the hall was filled to the last seat with an appreciative
audience, who were tret ted to a cleverly executed program."
St. Louis Times, Feb. 5. 1911.
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Its Great Effect on
tne Temper and
There was a picrnr in Punch recent
lya caddy following a player Is halld
by the other caddies, "Where are
you going. Sandy 7' Tin going to
hear this gentleman play golf." Clev
er lads, soma of the caddies! A real
duffer of noble presence was on a prac
tls game alone. Bepeatedly he bad
foozled in his attempts to drive and
finally exclaimd. -Well, I never foo
zled like this before"' Caddie, aston
isht, "Your honor has played before?
A cousin of mine made his first trial
one morning on Skibo links, and. as
Is often the case when taking it all
easily and not trying hard, he suc
ceeded wonderfully. He could hardly
wait for the morning game. We start
ed and be foozled everything, and at
last 1 herd exclamations and cald oat
to him. "What nation. Morrison?" He
replied apologetically, "1 know, I
know. I felt it but I didn't think I
We har a celebrated professor who
was lost from site for a time. His
caddie at last coming in site and being
askt. "Where's the professor? cald
out. "He's down among the whins
talkin to hissel'." Loud laftcr!
A deacon was reported as having re
signed from his eldership In the kirk.
Being askt why by his minister he ex
plaind that be had either to resign or
quit playing golf, and he knew he
couldn't do that.
Skibo links hav some celebrities
whose first efforts at golf began there.
Frederic Harrison bad been Initiated
one morning and was playing his first
match. When be was foozling his way
to the long hole for some time I turnd
round and askt. "How many?"
"Three." he replied. 1 had seen him
miss frequently. After three' and sev
en had been affirmd by both several
times, we proceeded to locate the
strokes. After getting in a few "air
strokes" In counting the seven Har
rison exclaimd. "Oh. make it twenty
If you count these: I only hit the ball
There are games and games. .Does
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a game make opponents closer and
dearer te each other, or does It arouse
III feeling and Jealousy and drive men
apart as rivals, even foes, each grudg
ing the success of the other? We
often hear accounts of the rivalries
aroused by some of our -games, "foot
ball especially, and very naturally so,
playd. as It Is with us. when men roll
on " the ground attemtlng to disable
each other. The reverse Is the case
with golf. Men become dearer friends
than ever. The oftener they meet on
the green the fonder they become of
each other and the greater the longing
for their chum's, society, and in after
years, if separated, each warms as the
name of the other is mentioned and
ends his panegyric with the ever en
trancing words, murmured with emo
tion. "Ah. we playd golf together!"
Short, simple, sufficient! Golf givs us
intervals for exchange of mutual
thoughts which strengthen the ties be
tween us. We rejoice to see that onr
chums are playing well" and applaud
their success CJolf is a game entire
ly free from fysical struggles over
opponents the Ineradicable root of
evil la footbalL
Beauties of the Game.
No game givs so much of the open
air. the elixir of life, from morning till
nlte. With a modest bite at luncheon
mayhap it can be playd without un
due fatigue, even by elderly people,
and theu there's the few minutes' rest
and the chat at the green with your
bosom crony. No delay impairs the
game. Sit and moralize, drive off at
your plesure. It's all the same.
Another special feature of the grand
game Is that, forgetting all other sub
jects, attention must be concentrated
upon it This Is what takes the cob
webs out of the Lrain. Hunger, thirst,
told or heat, business cares, sublime
soarings all take a back seat when
the critical moment arrives and all de
pends upon the last put.
I was a very late convert to the noble
game of golf. Well do I remember
laughing at the Erst attemts of some
guests to drive wee balls into wee
holes in some parts of the park at
Skibo. One day a noted golfer and cup
winner. Mr. Morrison, librarian, Edin
burgh, came to me there all aglow, his
eyes sparkling, and announced in rapid
accents, panting for breth. his remark
able find. "Do you know you hav a
natural golf course at the bottom of
the park between the Loch and .the
Firth? Certain, no possible mistake.
What a find!" And my friend awaited
my reply in an attitude which seemfl
to express wonder that I had not faint
ed at this startling discovery, this su
preme gift of Providence Trbich made
Skibo perfect. leaving nothing else to
be desired. We had to be careful not
to shock our friend by seeming indif
ference and did the best we could to
conceal the latent smile. This was
only eleven years ago. Morrison was
toid to work it up. and Skibo links is
the result. And such links along one
side a salmon loch, seagulls nesting
upon an island in the center "where
screams the wild sea-mew" as they
flutter around; the salt firth along the
other side; scores of skylarks nesting
along the edges of the links and filling
the air with their thrills as they mount;
the carpet under our feet a variegated
rug. so brilliant the colors.
The links cost money, but we ask
ourselves what amount of money would
Induce us to part with this special at
traction, which givs rarer plesure to
more of our visitors than any other one
feature of our life in the highlands.
His Own Play.
My nephews play and win prizes,
and upon our visits to our gifted sis
ter's Cumberland island I saw the ef
fect of the game upon devotees of our
family. Nevertheless I was persuad
ed just to try ont drive or two just to
bi? in tlie fashion, then another, and.
lo and bt-bold. before I knew it the
tester had nie in his toils and I be
came not :i player of but at golf, which
I :ini still and shall forever remain.
Beginning at sixty-three, what can
one expect? I try to make good bar
gains with real players, and the num
ber of strikes some generous souls al
low givs me a game now and then.
I'm tolerable nowadays upon the green,
but the long, straight, swinging drive
is still beyond my reach, altho I was
on the green in three twice recently,
and this inspires hopes.
Rock Island Freight Clerks Mana
ger, John Killian, claim department.
"Unions" (W. C. U.) Manager.
Chris Naab. Jr., 618 Twelfth street.
Phone W. 546.
Rock Island Arsenal ball club
Manager, V. W. Medcalf.
Rock Island West Ends Manager,
Frank Shean, f-'-O Thirteenth avenue.
Phone V. 1326-Y.
"Fritz's Colts" Manager Frank
Meyers, 901 Thirty-fifth street.
Phone West 1269-Y.
"Boosters" (14 year olds) Man
ager Charles Olson, 1S03 Thirtieth
street. Phone West 1402.
"Sextons' Manager, Charles
Roantree, P. O. box 464,. Phone W.
"Wolstencroft Brothers Baseball
Club" Manager G. Huber. Phone W.
100 Block club Manager Joe Gstet
tenbauer, 3127 Tenth avenue. Phones
W. 1392 and E. 822.
Terros Cubs Manager G. E, Scott,
407 Brady street, Davenport. Phone
Teams from the Sock Island and
Burlington freight depots will play a
game tomorrow morning at 9:30 at Ex
It yon are sot satisfied after using
according to directions two thirds of
a bottle of Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets, you can have your mon
ey back. The tablets cleanse and in
vigorate the stomach, improve the di
gestion, regulate the bowels. Give
them a trial and get welL Sold by all
TIME TO BE FAST
Mississippi Valley Power Boat
Association at Regatta
BIG EVENT AT DUBUQUE
City is Slaking Elaborate Plans to
Entertain Thousands of Vis
itors July 3-0.
Not since Sir Thomas Lapton
last tried to lift the America's
cup has a nautical event attracted
the widespread national attention
being directed to tne annua
regatta this year of the Mississippi
Valley Power Boat association at
Dubuque, Iowa, July 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Two score of the greatest marine rac
ing machines in the country will be
entered and fifty thousand people from
all parts of the country are expected
to be present to see world's records
broken as predicted by W. H. Fanner,
inventor of the hydroplane, the new
demon of speed.
In no field, excepting the conquest
of air, has there been the wonderful
development during the past two or
three years that has been seen In mo
tor boats. A few years ago a boat
making ten miles an hoar was consid
ered a millionaire's delight. Now the
same boat is a "tub" and the million
aire toys, instead, with a hydroplane
which will skim over the water almost
at lightning speed 50 to SS miles an
The Mississippi Valley races at
Dubuque will be the first American
competition of these new high power
ed marine racers. The greatest boats
produced in America this year have
been entered, including "Dixie IV,"
speed 55 miles an hour, "Vita H."
speed 60 miles an hour, "Red Top m,"
speed 50 miles an hour, "Yankee"
with 600 horse power - motors and
speed estimated at between 50 and 55
miles an hour. Besides these there
will be many other great boats, all in
the international defender class, which
it cost a fortune to build and which
are expected to trim the French and
English speed fiends In later races.
All of these boats win receive their
first public trials in the Dubuque races.
It will In fact be virtually the elimina
tion for the international events to
MANY VISITORS WILL COME.
Boaters and visitors will come to
Dubuque from all sections and from all
directions. The cruise of power boats
w- ill be one of the big features of the
regattas. Power boats will begin to
leave the farther reaches of the Miss
issippi, lower Mississippi, Missouri,
Ohio, St. Criox, Illinois and other riv
ers late in June, bound for the regat
ta city and scores of boats will come
from the great lakes. As the fleets
progress the boats will be joined by
others until the night of July 2, when
the northern fleet anchors at Cass
ville, Wis., the northern rendezvous and
the' southern feet anchors at Bellevue,
the southern rendezvous, there will be
hundreds of boats of all description
STATUS OF THE ILLINOIS.
Rock Island, June 16. Editor Argus:
Failing to notice any further reference
In the press to the deal whereby it has
been proposed that the Illinois be con
verted into a vaudeville theatre, I
write to inquire what the status of that
house is to be in the forthcoming sea-
json. As I understand, H. A. Sodini of
Moline, to whom Chamberlain, Kindt
! & Co. desire to transfer their lease on
the property,, has agreed to intersperse
vaudeville with one-night standard at
tractions, assuring the public that
there will be no less than twenty of
these latter during a season, and that
his bookings will be supplied by Klaw
& Erlanger, a firm that has refused
to do business with the Illinois the
past two years owing to a break over
the open door policy with Chamber
lin, Kindt & Co., the lessees. Just for
the sake of argument, is it reasonable
to suppose that Chamoerlin, Kindt &
Co., whose circuit in Its entirety Is
lined up with the independents, wou'd
surrender the Rock Island territory to
Klaw & Erlanger in view of the known
bitterness between that concern and
the combination headed by the Sbu
berts and John Cort, xbe war in the
tri-cities having resulted in the open
ing of the Grand at Davenport as an
exclusive Klaw & Erlanger house?
Hardly, in my Judgment, However, I
am pimply seeking information. And,
by the way, is it not a fact that Mr.
Sodini, as manager of the Barrymore,
Moline. does not book directly with
Klaw & Erlanger? - Is it not a fact that
these attractions are given to the Bar
rymore through D. L. Hughes, manager
of the Grand, Davenport, who, as 1
understand, holds a five-year booking
contract in this territory with Klaw
ONTS WHO DONATED TOWARDS
BUILDING OF THE ILLINOIS THE
ATRE. As far as The Argus has been able
to learn, Mr. Sodini and Cbambe'rlin,
Kindt & Co. have come to terms. In
fact both sides have so announced. But
the transfer of the lease has not yet
been approved by the Illinois Theatre
company, owner of the property. The
Argus has only the word of Mr. Sodini
that he will be able to supply Klaw
. Erlanger bookings at the Illinois,
presenting as many as he can secure
during a season. - The impression
an ready to follow the reception fleet
which will come out from Dubuque to
meet them, back into the harbor the
morning of July 3rd. The 3rd will be
devoted to the reception of visitors
and the big races start the afternoon
of July 4th. This day the 40-foot
class for such boats as "Dixie IV,
-Eph." "Red Top m. "Hoosier Boy."
"Disturber II," Vita IT," and "Yankee"
will race for the championship and
prizes of $1,000 cash and the Webb
$1,000 silver cup. The same day the
20-foot class, considered by many the
most spectacular, will race and speed
as high as 40 miles an hour is prom
ised for these boats which are no
longer than a fish pole. In the even
ing an illuminated boat parade will
be held and an aquatic fireworks dis
play which it is promised will be the
greatest ever seen in the west.
On July Eth the 32 and 36 foot
classes will be run and another il
luminated parade will be held in the
evening, together with fireworks. On
the 6th the handicap for winners will
be one of the big features, as will
also the race against time by the
champion. Intermingled with these
principal events will be dozens of
lesser races which will not be so fast,
but which will be filled with specta
Dubuque is making elaborate plans
to entertain this great American event.
Dubuque homes will be thrown open
to visitors, and official guides will be
everywhere, while an Information
bureau is to be esablisbed down
town. All available camping ground
has been leased In the vicinity
of the city for the visiting fleet end
hundreds are exr-acted to camp out
within a short distance of the race
course. There will be many excursion
trains and dozens by large steamboats
wiH carry crowds to the regatta city,
anchoring off the race course during
Illustrative that hydroplane racing
Is in reality a millionaire's sport and
the hydroplane itself a millionaire's
plaything, is the entrance of the "Dix
ie IV" in these races. She was built
in New York for Frederick K. Burn
ham, vice-coxamodore of the Motor
Boat club of America, and owner of
the first, second and third "Dixies"
wtoMh for years have held undisputed
title to world's records for speed.
Living Portrait of Mark Twain.
A singular story comes from a small
town In Pennsylvania. On April 21,
1910, a cow was born on a farm near
Alburtls at almost the identical mo
ment when Mark Twain died at his
home in Connecticut On her right
side, outlined in dark brown against a
snow white background, is a profile
bust of that author. The likeness,
which was plain at the birth of the
calf, has grown more and more dis
tinct until it is now Impossible to fail
to identify the well known features.
Naturally the cow was nasied Mark
Twain. It is. safe to say that the great
humorist would have appreciated this
joke of nature at his expense.
Like a Man.
"Did Hawkins take his punishment
Ike a man?" asked Lollerby.
"You bet he did." laughed Dubb
leigh. "He hollered and yelled and
used strong language to beat creation."
Never mind where you work. Let
your care be for the work itself.
among those familiar with the theatric
al situation in the tri-cities always
has been that -Mr. Hughes of tne
Grand, Davenport, controlled the Klaw
& Erlanger bookings in this territory,
and that whatever plays came to either
Rock Island or .Moline did so with his
The Argus has plainly stated its
position in previous discussion of the
local theatrical situation. The build
ing of the Illinois was made possible
through public subscriptions of money
by playgoers who had become disgust
ed with the situation that compelled
them to go to Davenport in order to
witness a (production of the better
class. Rock Island, in those days, was
getting mostly ten-twenty-thirty bills.
The people gave of their dollars in
the full assurance that the Illinois al
ways would be continued as the home
of the beBt things in the drama and
opera. Now there seems a . purpose
to introduce vaudeville, with the prom
ise of something good occasionally.
The Argus "has this suggestion to of
fer: If Mr. Sodini has booking rela
tions with Klaw & Erlanger, as he
claims, it should be an easy matter
for him to show a contract. That is
the way Klaw & Erlanger usually do
business. And if Mr. Sodini has a
booking contract with Klaw & Erlang
er it will mot be necessary for him to
introduce vaudeville at the Illinois to
make it a paying enterprise. And as
proof of that fact, it is necessary to go
no further away from home than Dav
enport, where the Grand plays nothing
but Iw&w & Erlanger offerings during
Every Month Near Death.
Foster, Ark. Mrs. Fannie Ellis
of Foster says: "I was sick for seven
years, and half the time could not
stand on my feet. Every month, I
was very near death. I tried Car
dui and in two months, I was cured
and am now stoat and healthy. My
friends all ask me now what cured I
me. My looks are a testimonial to
Cardul." No matter how serious or
long-standing the trouble, Cardul
will help you. It Is a mild, vege
table, tonic remedy. especially
adapted to relieve and cure the com
mon womanly ailments. It relieves
womanly pains and restores woman
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J. W. SCHAUM, Proprietor.
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Studebaker Pleasure and Commercial Electric Vehicles.
Tri-City Agency. .
E. D. FISHER, 306 Best building, Reck Island, III.
All makes of automobiles repaired.
Phone West 191.
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Bcman's Auto and Machine Shop
S 1707 SEVENTH AVENUE
o Automobiles overhauled and rebuilt.
Bicycle and motorcycle repairing.
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