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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1911.
Iowans Lose Contest at Local
Association Building by a
Score of 25 to 17.
GAME FAST AND FURIOUS
Young and WrMK-r Play Wonderful
Game at Guards and Tremann
Holds Owi With Stuart.
JOE JEAXETTE LAYS CLAIM TO CROWN
THAT JACK J0IIXS0X.LA1D ON -RITJEAD
The T. M. C. A. basketball five
opened the borne teuos last even
ing with a rlctory over the strong
association team from Clinton, the
final count being 25 to 17. The lo
cal boys played brilliantly at all
stages of the game and after the
first few minutes showed their su
periority over their opponents and
evidenced their ability to win. Young
and Wllcher did some remarkable
guarding, keeping the Clinton five
from getting a field basket during
the entire first half. MacManus and
Melntyr at forward both played
good ball and Tremann held his own
with St n art. the Clinton star.
The first half of the game resulted
in a score of 8 to 3 in favor of the
local quintet, all the visitors' points
being made on foul throws. Both
halves of the game were furiously
MM 41.1. CROWD PRFSE3T.
The crowd which turned out to
see the Y. M. C. A. team play its
first at home game was very disap
pointing both to the players and to
the Y. M. C. A. authorities. It is
believed, however, that when the fol
lowers of basketball learn the class
of the team that represents the Y.
M. C. A. this year, the attendance
will greatly Increase.
A curtain raiser to the main game
was played by teams from the inter
mediate and working boys' gymnas
ium class. The working boys won
by a score of 35 to 11.
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Jo Jeannette, through bis manager. Dan McKettrick. Is the first
to lay claim to the heavyweight championship title laid aside by Jack
Johnson. McKettrick bases his claim upon the allegation that Sam
Longford has run out of the la'eet proposed match with Jeannette.
They met several timis with Joe having none the worst of It.
FAIL TO LAND ANY
OF BOWLING PRIZES
Jxm-sI Tuam 1 U-turns From Tourna
ment st les Moines Alleys
To Fat for Men.
Another jaunt Into tbe b'.g bowling
tournaments bos resulted In Rock
Island bowlers coming home without
even a slice of tbe big prize money
offered for high scores for team
work, doubles and Individual bowl
ing. Messrs. Salzmanu. J. H. Wlch,
Mueller, StoufTer and Donahue have
come back from Des Moines without
having made the usual showing, but
they had a mighty good time and
put the name of the city In the ro
pers of the middle west, something
COLTS TAKE LEAD
WITH THREE WINS
Independents, Closest Rivals of
Champions, Drop From Tie
Lasting for Weeks.
ATHLETICS IN A FORFEIT
Two Men Fail to Appear and Under
Boles of Commercial League
Series Goes to Pretzels.
that in the long run, counts for the
The reason that Rock Island has
never gotten In on the biggest slices
of tbe pots is that the alleys on
which the tournaments are held are
so much faster than those in Rock
Island. It takes the bowlers a few
games in which to become accustom
ed to the difference and by that
time chances are slim for high
scores. As soon as the Rock Island
club alleys are ready for use, this
difference will be eliminated for the
bowlers will have as good alleys as
there are in the country. As a
team, the Islanders pulled down
2,469 pins. less by far than the aver-trouble of a voune couDle which are
age of the best teams in the Com-jall.ed in the divorce court. The jeal-
ringb, and a red-headed boy who makes
love to a girl after a fashion that keeps
an a'idience laughing from the moment
that the pair comes n the stage. The
Empire bill changes tomorrow night.
AT THE GRAND.
The newest vehicle of Viennese ex
pression in musical comPdy will be
seen at the Grand, Davenport, tomor
row right. In Charles Dillingham's pro
duction of "The Girl In the Train.
The book Is by Victor Leon, librettist
of "The Merry Widow," and the music
by Leo Fall, composer of "The Dollar
trlncess." The story scintillates with
humor and deals with the domestic
merclal league here
In the doubles, Salzmann and
Wlch made the best 6howing of the
locals with 1.035. Mueller and Hus
ton had 90 pins less. In the team
work, Wlch managed to get 219 pins
in a single game, a good score but
it did not count in the individuals.
HOrPE, NOW THE MAX,
BETTER THAN EVER
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Willi lloppe not the "boy won
der" any more, but a hulking young
fplhiw hu weighs clos to 2jo
1 rubaMy will hunt onto the bulk
lina billiard championship for a good
many years to com. In hi recent
match with Ueorg Sutton, he com
pletely outclassed th veteran, and
thvr Is nobody els on th billiard
map who appear capable of giving
the young man any sort of a contest.
Hoppc Is playing the best gam of
l is career.
Dec. 10 "The Echo."
Dec. 11 "The Squaw Man."
Dec. 18 Creatore Royal Italian
Dally vaudeville performances at
3:0t and SMS.
AT THE ILLINOIS.
Playgoer will no doubt view with
favor "The Squaw Man," which will
be seen at the Illinois Next Monday.
"The Squaw Man," from all reports,
ranks as one of the most substantial
hits f the past season. It Is aid to
contain more generous laughs than
many a farce, and the love interest is
absorbing. The play Is said to be
strong, convincing and uncommonly in
teresting and proves particularly ef
fective as a dramatic vehicle because
It deals with a familiar subject In a
most virile manner.
AT THE EMPIRE.
Billy Link, the blackface comedian,
is scoring a big hit at the Empire. He
opened his engagement Monday, and
has proven so popular with the audi
ences that Manager E. T. Dolly ha
arranged to hold him over for the en
tire week. Link has a laugh tha.
sounds like he meant It, and when he
has exploded a few times, be has you
going too. While Caruso will hardly
be Jealous of his shifting voice, still he
gets over his vocal selections, and
you'll enjoy them. Biily, In conclud
ing Ms act, gives a flve-mlnute speech
that is Just about as funny a thing of
Us kind as you have ever heard in a
theatre. While Link is the star of th:
bill,, there are several other pleasing
offerings, iucludlng Blossom Robinson,
who sings prettily, her Imitation of
Vest Victoria being particularly neat;
Wo kIs' dog and monkey act, one of
the test over seen here; a team that
performs startling stunt; on the roman
ousy of the wife is aroused when she
hears that her husband while on a rail
way journey had given up his compart
ment, on a sleeping car to a pretty
actress who could not secure a reserva
tion on the train. The score is tune
ful and has that charming swish anl
swing to" it that delights the heart of
the music lover; it is given on a big
scale by an augmented orchestra. An
unusual feature is the presence of two
prima donnas in the cast, Olga Steck.
formerly of the Fritzi Scheff Opera
company aa "the actress," and Violet
Sea ton, who won fame In "The God-des-j
of Liberty" as the wife. Th3
largo chorus is composed of pretty
girls whose exceptional vocal talents
have been praised. The production is
cn such a massive scsle that it re
quires a special train to transport the
CO jople and the effects.
TIM MURPHY AT THE POWERS.
Tirn Murphy, who is to be the at
traction at Powers' theatre, Chicago,
beginning Sunday, December 10th, has
been exceptionally fortunate this sea
son In securing a vehicle that for the
first time brings to the stag? the pres
ent debated question of home Influence
as the fundamental reason for the juv
enile court, and parental regret and
disappointment pertinent thereto.
COMMERCIAL LEAGUE BTAHDIXG.
W. L. Pet.
Breaking away from the tethers that
have held them at an even break for
the top perch of the Commercial Bowl
ing league, the Colts galloped away
from the Independents and nosed out
with the highest number of points In
Pll three games. The first two heats
were easy victories for the Colts, but
they barely won out in the third, pull
ing ahead at tbe last minute. Both
teams were keyed to the highest pitch
and the extra effort of the Colts met
with success, while that of the Inde
pendents resulted in a bad break.
LEAD AT START.
From the time that tbe first ball was
rolled at the 10 pins in the first frame
of the match, the Colts were ahead,
and only for a while in tbe last game
did the losers assume the lead. And
then it was only to lose in the last
frame, when Huston, whose ill luck
spoiled his game, blew a spare. The
game went to the Colts by six points,
and had Captain Bill cleaned up, he
would have won for his team. The
last game was a pretty race, while th
others were snaps for the champions.
Little interest was shown in the oth
er series of the evening that sched
uled between the Pretzels and Ath
letics. In fact, the Athletics showed
but little Interest, and only three men
turned out for the match, thereby caus
ing a forfeited series in favor of the
Pretzels. The Davenporters bowled
anyhow, and the results were better
than in weeks. The scores:
E. A. Wich 16C
Pat tii. g 203
H. Wich 193
J. H. Wich 192
ABE ATTELLS RIVAL FOR FEATHERWEIGHT
TITLE GETS DIVERSION IN CUDDLING BABY
JOHNNY ICILBAWP V
Friday, December 8
Mayer & Harris and the)
Dolly Dimple Big
Charming Stage Plotarea, Beautiful
Costume, New Ideas.
Prices 25c, 60c, 75c
Johnny Kllbane. who la regarded as Abe AtteU's most dangerous ri
val for the featherweight championship, is. of a different stamp than
moat fighters. He spends most of his time, when ha lan't away train
ing for a battle, with his wife and baby at their home in Cleveland.
I The picture is the latest one of Johnny and his child. He probably wil!
meet Atteil this winter, and most critics who have seen Kllbane in
action are picking him to win. He is fast as lightning and coming
while are Is slowing the veteran Able uo.
LOCAL PUGILISTS TO
FIGHT IN MISSOURI
Totals 942 908
Harms 141 155
Soule 188 128
Van Etten 178 185
Roantree 177 181
Hustcn 162 156
Total 840 805
the use In delving into the future? He
may hurt a finger before the next time
he bowls, a fortnight hence.
Cap Salzmann was low man of his
team again but his low score carried
a good average. His total was 513
Dr. Soule had miserable luck In his
second game. Five bad splits pulled
his game way down. His other games
were up to the average.
E. A. Wlch climbed gradually during
the three games, and it was his score
in the last game that staved off defeat
for the Colts.
Van Etten bowled three pretty games
and managed to pull down a score of
Patting started out with a rush and
made 203 pins in the first game. He
came down to the level of the rest of
the bowlers In the second game and
finished with Harms In the last.
Roantree was the best Independ
ent of the bunch. He had just 560
pins to his credit when things cleared
up and the totals were secured. He
claims to be the hard luck kid of th j
bunch at that, for in 14 frames hs
first ball knocked down nine of the
pins. Somewhat better than splits at
Herman Wlch was the best bowler
of the bunch. He made 566 in tho
three games, 210 of which were secur
ed in one game. That was the high
Fingle game of the evening. He beat
bis brother John by 11 pins.
Let us commiserate. We are about
Moll, a Chicago aemi-profes-
Total 754 700 793
Wiio was it that said ouch?
Louis Harma, Esq., famous as the
bantam bowler of the Commercial
league, raised his score last night from
433 to 445. He intends to keep up his
Increase, and some day but what's
New York, Dec. 6. Mike Gibbons of
St. Paul, a welterweight, had the bet
ter of "Walter Coffey, the California
middleweight, in every round of their
10-round bout at the Fairmount Ath
letic club last night Several times
Gibbons appeared to have Coffey on
the verge of a knockout, and each
time the bell intervened.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 6. Tommy
Dixon will meet Johnny Kilbane in a
10-round bout in Cleveland Jan. 1, ac
cording to an announcement here of
Detroit, Mich., Dec. 6. Willie Hes
ton. University of Michigan football
star, rated as the greatest half back
of all times, attained more distinction
yesterday, when he was appointed as
sistant prosecuting attorney by Hugh
Shepard, chief' of the county's legal
Los Angeles, Dec. 6. Plans for
Champion Ad Wolgast'a convalescent
period were made known yesterday at
tbe hospital by Manager Tom Jones.
Physicians said the little fighter had
passed the crisis and would be able
to leave the hospital in less than 10
days, the . operation for appendicitis
having been free from complications.
I'll see that he goes to a villa at the
Fourth Ave. and Nineteenth St.
Only here for the first
three days, Dec. 4, 5, 8.
One of 'the very best
shows ever seen by the
public. So don't miss it.
Come today or tonight.
to speak ofMr. Huston. Bill's luckjocean side for a few weeks, and if his
f tarted to dwindle in the second game
and he lost heart and finished badly.
The disastrous trip to Des Moines
worked havoc with all who went, but
Huston suffered most.
John Wich was there, too. He shot
the last ba.l in the series and made a
spare that counted in the finals. He
had a trio of five spots in his final
The three men who showed up for
'he Athletics picked up a couple of
bowlers and rolled along with the Pret
zels. Their scores did not count in
Young Sinne; and "Peanuts"' Schie
berl Have Bouts Scheduled at
Best for Biscuit
who have tried many dif
ferent kinds of baking pow
ders, find that Rumford
biscuits are lighter, whiter
and better flavored.
They are also more
wholesome and much more
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Two of Rock Island's lightweight
ring artists. Young Sinnett and "Pea
nuts" Schleberl, have signed up for
10 rounds each in a boxing mill at
Hannibal, Mo., to take place next
Tuesday evening and. with a dozen
admirers, will go to the Missouri
town to try to copp some more lau
rels in the fistic world. Sinnett will
meet either Frankie White of Chi
cago, one of Tommy Ryan's ad-
condition then warrants it he will be
taken to the mountains for about three
months," said Jones. "He looks
rugged enough to leave the hospital,
but we are obeying the orders of the
Sterling, 111., Dec. 6. John Parks of
Dixon, amateur wrestling champion of
Illinois, has been engaged as wrestling
Instructor by Sterling's Young Men's
Oakland, Cal., Dec. 6. "Knockout"
Brown of Chicago has been matched
to box Fritz Holland of San Francisco
in a 10-round bout here Dec. 20. The
winner will be matched with Frank
Kewanee, 111., Dec. 6. Kewanee's
Central association ball club has de
manded one of SL Joseph's best play
ers and $200 in cash in return for the
release of Dr. J. A- Andrews, wanted
by St Joseph as manager next season.
Sci anion. Pa., Dec. 6. With a tuft
of his sorrel hair visible above an as
sortment of bandages that virtually
cover his head and face, Hugh Jen
nings in his room In the State hos
pital admitted feeling aa if he had
been sniked hv everv Dlaver on Con-
vanced men, while Peanuts will mixnte Mack.g team. In Bplte of Jen.
with Young Kelly, another of Ryan's n)ng8. Dattered up appearance the phy-
proiegees. oinneu win weign in at gIcUna . aaurance that he la nast
all danger of suffering any permanent
effects from hlB accident. Jennings
would be able to leave the hospital
today, but he has decided to remain
until the end of the week. Tbe con
dition of Rev. P. J. Lynett of Port
JervU, N. Y., the other victim of the
accident, remains serious. .
ringside at 118 pounds while the
other lad will weigh in at 114
pounds. Forfeit money has been
forwarded to insure tbe weights.
Two weeks ago, Flnnett forced
Kelly to throw up the sponge in a
go at Qulncy and lecal fight fans
are looking to the younger fighter
to do the same.
Lightning Kills Few.
In 1906 lightning killed only 1C9 peo
ple in this whole country. One's
chances of death by lightning are less
than two in a million. The chance of
death from liver, kidney or stomach
trouble is vastly greater, but not If
Electric Bitters be used, as Robert
Madsen of West Burlington, Iowa,
proved. Four doctors gave him up
after eight months of suffering from' J
virulent liver trouble and yellow Jaun
dice. He wad then completely cured
by Electric Bitters. They're the best
stomach, liver, nerve and kidney rem
edy and blood purifier on earth. Only
50 cents at all druggiats.
Galesburg, 111., Dec. 6. The Knox
college football team has elected
Frank Hartman captain for tbe ensu
New Bedford, Mass., Dec. 6. The
12-round bout scheduled here last
night between Martin Canole and
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Tommy Furey came to an abrupt end
In the third round, when the referee
awarded Canole the decision on a foul.
Furey had the best of the milling up
to the moment the bout was stopped
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 6. Monte At
teil and Johnny Creeley of Brooklyn
went six terrific rounds in private last
night before the fashionable Pittsburg
A. C. Rlngslders gave Monte a shade
over Creeley, although tbe latter put
up a fierce fight
Milwaukee, Wis., -Dec. 6. Victor
McLaughlin, champion broadsword-
man of the British army, last night
defeated Carl Brodius, a Milwaukee
professional, 22 to 14, in a five-bout
contest. He plans to announce him
self as tbe American champion as
result of last night's bouts.
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 6. Matt Brock
had a big margin over Tony Pastoriuj
before the Temple club last night
The Cleveland lad hammered Pasto-
rius badly In the first two rounds. He
rallied In the third and fourth, but in
the fifth he was sent through the
Madison, Wis., Dec. 6. "Keckie
Moll, Badger quarterback, who wag an
'almost unanimous choice for the all
i western eleven, hag decided to insti
tute criminal proceedings against
1 Minneapolis newspaper which charged
him with being a professional, and
with having signed a contract with
tbe Bioomington, 111., club of the
Three-Eye league. The Moll named
In the contract, it is claimed, was'
Thursday Night, Dec. 7.
Charlea Dillingham's Production ol
tli New Viennese Musical Com
edy Direct and Intact from
Its; Successful Run at
the Globe Theatre,
THE GIRL IN THE TRAIN
(Die Geschiedene Fran)
By Harry B. Smith, from the Ger
man of Victor Leon. Music by
Ijco Fall. A Beauty Chorus
PRICES 50 to $2.00.
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pneumonia. Sold by all druggists.
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