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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1911.
Prospective New Stockholders
Have Things Moving Along
Nicely for Club.
S03IE DAY HARRY DAVIS, JR., WANTS TO BE
BIG LEAGUE STAR LIKE HIS FAMOUS DAD
IMPORTANT MEET TONIGHT
Promoter to Confer at New Harper
Hoofte With Director of the
Following conference! with members
of the board of directors of the old
Rock Island baseball club, it was de
cided by the new promoters of base
ball m Rock Island, to bold a meeting
tonight at 7 o'clock in the parlors of
the New Harper. The directors of the
old club, the new promoters and Frank
Boyle will be at the meeting.
Dependent upon the outcome of the
meeting, Frank Boyle will either re
turn home tonight or remain here for
a few more days. In event that he
goes back to Waterloo, he will arrange
to respond at once to any call from the
promoters. He likes the prospect here
and will work with the end to view, it
is thought, of being the next Islander
BOYLE CUTS INTERESTED.
At the INew Harper parlors yester
day afternoon Frank Boyle met and
discussed the situation with Charles
J. Smith and Henry L. Wheelan, who
are leading the movement for the re
demption of baseball for Rock Island.
Members of the press were present at
the meeting. Mr. Boyle was acquaint
ed 'with the plans of the promoters
and lie seemed very much pleased
with the progress that has been made.
He was apprised that 12 men have
already signified a willingness to buy
1100 worth of stock each 1n the enter
prise and thus far there has been no
Mr. Smith told the ex-Waterloo man
ager that he could promise a sum of
13,500 to start the season with, and
Mr. Boyle said that if he failed to get
off right with that amount at his com
mand he would be willing to quit base
ball. Definite propositions by either
Boyle or the promoters were left for
TO EXERCISE KCOMOMr.
If present plans materialize, and
Frank Boyle becomes manager of the
Islander team of 1912. it 1s his inten
tion and the Intention of the new
stockholders to exercise economy in
me nope or breaking even from the
very start. Thl8 does not mean such
low ralarles that good players can not
be secured, but rather that the Inci
dental expenses which have always
run so high in the past will bs held
to a minimum.
MOI.ISE ST41VDS READY.
A meeting of the city commission
and prominent baseball fans of Mo
line was held at the Moline club last
night, and it was practically decided
that If Rock Island did not care to re
tain its Three-Eye league franchise,
Moline would make a rtrong bid for it.
Moline has no intention of attempting
to break into the league in case Rock
Ieland sticks, but is anxious to have
baseball In one or the other city, and
is going to do Its best to assure It.
They jromlae their usual hearty sup
port of the team here, should the Rock
Island franchise be retained.
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TOM KENNEDY IS
LOSER TO MORRIS
Oklahoma Behemoth Shows
Great Improvement, Though
IS NEAR TO A KNOCKOUT
New Yorker Founded Through Ten
Bounds, the Affair Suggest
ing; av Grizzly.
HAfOr PAVtS a7 Jr& SON
Harry Davis, Jr., Is twelve years old. He thinks his dad, former
captain of the world's champion Athletics, who is to manage the Cleve
land team next season, is just about the greatest man that ever drew
breath. The all-absorbing ambition of Harry, Jr., who is shown in the
picture gazing upon his famous parent, is to be a major league ball
player. Ha has made several trips around the American League circuit.
Springfield. 111., Dec. 28. Bart Lewis
rts has been elected manager of the
Galesburg ball team of the Central
Sprtnnetd, II!., Dec. 23. Bart Lewis
of Auburn was the winner of the 160
bird event, the opening number on the
program for the midwinter shoot un
der the auspices of th Illinois Gun
club. Lewis finished with a score of
140, with A. C. Connors of this city
second with 135 and Dr. J. R. Leib of
this city third with 131. The 50 bird
handicap event was called on account
of darkness and will be concluded to
day. The high wind prevented good
Kansas City, Mo., Due. 23. Frank
Gotch, the Iowa farmer, champion
wrestler of the world, pinned Alec
Munro, the English cnainpion, to the
mat twice last night in 20 minutes and
5 seconds before a 'crowd of 8,000
wrestling fans. The first fall was
gained in 12 minutes, while it took
the Iowa farmer only 8 minutes and 5
seconds to gain the second. A half
nelson and crotch hold, a favorite
Gotch grip, brought the downfall of
the English champion in each tussle.
At the sound of the first bell Munro
plunged at Gotch, but the champion
wasn't there. No whit discouraged
the big Scotchman chased after Gotch
and finally grasped him with a regu
lar gorilla embrace and dangled him
in the air. Gotch descended with
safety. Munro then became rough.
Evidently Gotch didn't care for that
brand of treatment. He opened up
with his best and gave Munro a sam
ple of bis class. Munro was on the
defensive from then on almost en
tirely and finally was caught in a grip
from which there was no escape. The
second fall was the same thing over
again. Dave Porteous was the referee.
GREEK DEMON IS
LOSER OF MATCH
East Moline Wrestler Falls Be
fore Young Davenporter
in Two Hour Bout.
New Tork, Dec 23. Hope on, on
white race! Carl Morris may be it
yet. though probably not soon.
With all the fury of an offended
benemoth, the Oklahoma locomotive
set upon Tom Kennedy at the Em
pire A. C. last night and gave him
a most Inartistic pounding through
HAMMERL0CK GRIP WINS
Loser Claims Injury anil Forfeits
(Second Go Two Good Pre
liminaries Put on.
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for New Year's troop from
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shells, fruit cake, ice creams,
plain or fancy, etc too many
in fact, to enumerate here.
But you know what they are
if you have ever been in a con
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how good they are if you
haven't been in this store.
Coma in cow and find out for
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Harry Brondell, the young Daven
port wrestler, last night defeated
George Nicholson, "the Greek demon"
of East Moline, in a finish match at
the Claus Groth hall in Davenport af
ter fighting furiously for exactly two
hours. The grip which pinned the
Greek's shoulders to the mat was a
hammerlock and was the first and only
fall of the match. The Greek complain
ed of being hurt and forfeited the sec
ond fall and the match to Brondell.
The fall was hard fought and furious.
with first one the aggressor and then
the other, and never a moment of rest.
Brondell, whom the Davenport wrest
ling fans have been touting as a com
er, lived up to expectations and show
ed the speed, head work and aggres
siveness necessary to make a top
notcher. TWO PRELIMINARIES. '
The first preliminary fell to the lot
of Tony Page of St Louis, who suc
ceeded in tossing Fritz Opermiller of
Davenport two times in a tow. The
first fall was won with an arm hold in
4:14 and the second in 7:03 with a
scissors and hammerlock. Bill Von
Doblan bested Herman Kohr in the
second preliminary with two straight
falls. The men were on their feet all
the time until Von Dohlan dove in
suddenly and secured an arm hold and
won the fall in 7:20. Finding that this
worked well, he wasted no time in the
second fall, but dove in. secured a
double arm hold and fall in 29 seconds.
The Sapulpa man must have been
out to get revenge for what Jim
Flynn did to him. Showing marked
Improvement and some agility on his
ponderous feet, he buffeted the
curly-haired New Yorker full sore
every step of the way. At the fin
ish he had Kennedy punched drunk
and Tom's face was masked with
blood. A little further and Morris
might have acquired a real K. O.
Morris' showing was really a big
surprise. Kennedy was expected to
outboz ' him through the early
stages, but Carl beat him to it and
kept the youth riding the ropes so
constantly that Tom had no chance
to box. Morris cuffed him with
weighty blows on both sides of the
head and crowded mighty punches
into his middle.
CLEAN BREAKS BOTHER MORRIS.
The worst nsed man In the "ring
was Dan Tone, who was selected to
referee after a wrangle and who had
his hands full trying to pry the mas
todons apart. The clean breaks
bothered Morris quite a little.
Morris plunged in with gigantic
wallops and during the first, second
and third rounds be had the sup
posedly more agile Kennedy plied
up against the ropes.
The fourth round was fairly even
and in the fifth Kennedy seemed to
recover from his astonishment anc
fonght back. He had a shade in this
round. In the sixth he found his
footing and dodged some of th
heaves of the Oklahoman, but Carl
kept marching in stolidly, driving
Tom before him with large, open
LIKE FAIR OF GRIZZLIES.
From then on to the finish Morris
was best, but he, had nothing on Tom
in gameness. Carl's great left told
at all times and he had the greater
punching power. ' They frequently
looked rtogether, head on, in the
middle of the ring and swung like
a pair of grizzlies.
It was an exciting struggl
throughout and Morris demonstrated
that he is surely coming along
with some distance to go, however.
TROTT AND SWARTZ DRAW.
Dayton, Ohio, Dec. 28. After 1
rounds of fast fighting, the bout here
last night between Sammy Trott of
Colnmbus, Ohio, and Yankee Swartz
of Philadelphia was called a draw
It was evenly contested throughout
Kid Clark knocked out Lave Safro in
the eighth round.
RENO WANTS BIG BATTLE.
Reno, Nev., Dec. 28. Report
that Jack Curley favors Nevada for
the proposed Johnson-Flynn fight de
veloped the fact that Reno will wel
come it here. "Of course every tax
payer in Reno would do all possible
to get the event here," declared one
of the most prominent business men.
And July 4 next would be time foi
it. All talk about there being any
opposition to amount to anything is
OWEN MORAN RETURNS.
New York, Dec. 2S. Owen Moran
the English fighter, arrived from
England on the Olympic last night
sounding defiance to everybody in
the lightweight division of pugilism.
I have come to match with Ad Wol-
gast, said Moran, "and I hope to
defeat him or any others who regard
themselves as champions. To prove
that I am capable J will take on
other men in Wolgast's class and
deal with them first, giving away
weight to some of them and fighting
any man at 133 pounds."
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Alfred D Oro, tha Cuban, li
tba wonder of tba cue world. ' i
playa pool bill lard a with equal
skill. Ha ia one of the few artists
who play left-handed, and tba onlv
j one who lias ever held world cham
; pi on t hip f t both pool and tare.
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, a3 Robert
Madsen of West Burlington, Iowa,
proved. Four doctors gave him up
after eight months of suffering from
virulent liver trouble and yellow jaun
dice. He was then completely cured
by Electric Bitters. They're the best
stomach, liver, nerve and kidney rem
edy and Mood purifier on earth. Only
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It you are suffering from biliousness,
constipation, Indigestion, chronic head
ache, Invest one cent In a postal card,
send, to Chamberlain Medicine com
pany. Des Moines. Iowa, with your
name and address plainly on the back,
and they will forward you a free sam
ple of Chamberlain's Stomach and Llv-
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Grippe and Malaria if you will
only keep the system strong and
healthy by the aid of
of an Italian woman, who turns to her ,
church for comfort after she has been
robbed of the man to whom she is be
trothed. The keenest Interest of the
play Is centered In the love of these
beings, the nan and the soldier, whose
ways have led them far apart, both
In actual distance and in beliefs.
So much has been said and written
concerning "The Two Orphans," which
is to be presented at the Illinois next
Saturday, that it would seem as if the
mere announcement of this great play
would be sufficient to pack the theatre
from pit to dome. However, for the
benefit of the few who have not read
the book, we offer the following his
tory and synopsis of what Is correctly
classed as the strongest French melo
drama ever written. "The Two Or
phans" was written by D"Enery, and
the theme was inspired by the profli
gacy and wantonness of the nobles in
France during the reign of the Louis
in the 15th century. This shortly led
up to an utter disregard on the part
of the nobility for the political as well
as the moral rights of the common
people, and was directly responsible
for the French revolution. It was Into
this seething mold that D'Enery
poured the genius that was to make
him famous as one of the toreuost
French authors. Fired by the terrible
condition and the wrongs of his com
patriots, he produced this play that
stirred the blood of the French people
to the boiling point and assured his
popularity for all time. The play was
first produced In this country by a. M
Palmer, who used the Kate Claxton
version, and from the rise of the cur
tain on the initial performance, this
struggling manager was assured of
successful future and of a fortune
from this great piece, in which old
and more experienced producers had
refused to risk their money. The fact
that the majority of people are not
satisfied with witnessing It once, but
go to Bee it again and again, attests
its wonderful effectiveness and human
interest which accounts for ita won
ONCE MORE FOR
Alone 13 Tears, Perennially
Pittsburgh Leader, Lucky One
No one but the man himself knows
what trials and tribulations the parson
of a small church In a little town has.
What he has to put up with from the
narrow minded, ignorant native is
enough at times to try the patience of
a saint. The parson in the funny play.
"Three Years in Arkansas." which
comes to the Illinois, matinee and
night, next Sunday, certainly has his
troubles. The scene of the play is In
the hills of Arkansas, where more mis
sionaries are really needed today than
in China. The parson in the play has
a busy time trying to unravel the
funny situations the author has woven
around him and in the meantime gets
tangled up In an affair that is of quite
a serious nature.
WON BY NEWSPAPER MAN
Alexander P. Moore, Publisher of
Pittsburgh Leader, Lucy One
To Wed in May.
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Dec. 30. "Two Orphans."
Dec. 31. Guy Hickman Stock
Jan. 1 The Kinomacolor moving
Jan. 4 "The Red Mill."
Jan. 6 "A Good Old Time,- mu
Jan. 7 "Barriers Burned Away."
Jan. 12 Dave Lewis in "Don't
Lie to Your Wife."
Jan. 18 "The Smart Set."
Jan. 23 Mice. Aida under aus
pices Rock Island Musical club..
Jan. 29 "Baby Mine."
Jan. 31 "Wagenhals and Kem
per'a "Seven Days."
Dally vaudeville performances
3: nil and 8:15.
AT THE ILLINOIS.
"The White Sister," which comes to
the Illinois Jan. z, is not primarily a
play of religious nature, for the ele
ment of religion is but subsidiary to
! the story. Miss Rhodes' play might
well be called "a play of love and
duty." The peculiarly enticing fascin
ation of a romantic love story is nn
doubtedly the keynote of "The White
' Sister's" remarkable success. The re-
Rock Island will get ita first view
of real colored motion photography at
the Illinois, Jan. 1, matinee and night,
when the Kinemacolor company will
display for the first time original col
ored films of scenes attending the
coronation of King George. The Kine
macolor films are said to be as differ
ent from the ordinary moving picture
films as is day from night. Instead of
being in black and white or a scheme
of hand or stencil coloring, they are
taken in colors originally, by a patent
process, whereby the actual hues of
nature are reproduced on the screen.
These colors are secured by a bichro
matic disc, which breaks up the light
rays into the component parts and
fixes them on the celluloid films in
such a way that, when run through the
projecting machine, each color takes
Its original value. To accomplish this
two pictures are shown where one or
dinarily is placed, but so fast do they
run that the eye never knows the dif
ference, but sees the two as one in a.
continuous stream, thus giving all the
color values and making the whole a
continuous series of views as natural
in motion, effect and hue as If one
viewed the actual happenings through
an open window in broad sunlight It
marks the .great advance steps in pho
tography since motion pictures were
invented and will revolutionize the
AT THE EMPIRE.
For the last half of the week at the
Empire Blanche Holt & Co., in an up
to date comedy act, will hold the head
line position, and considering- the way
her splendid act -has been received In
the metropolitan cities, much is ex
pected from her on this, her first visit
to Rock Island. Carl Herbert, a ma
gician of reputation, will also make
his first appearance in this city on
this Christmas program. The Holmen
brothers, claimed to he ihe leud.ng
comedy horizontal bar act in America,
have been especially engaged for this
particular bill. Raymond and Hall, a
singing and dancing duo, are consid
ered exceptionally clever in their par
ticular line of endeavor, and Shaw
and Everts offer the comedy nautical
number entitled "The Captain and the
Tar." While in Chicago last week
Manager Dolly engaged the Nellie An
drews Opera company for the week of
AT THE BURTI3.
Countess T ham Ira de Swirsky, the
Russian dancer, will not appear at the
Bnrtis opera house tonight, as orig
inally scheduled. She wired Manager
Kindt from Chicago to announce that
she would not be able to fill her local
engagement. It seems that the coun
tess has had some difficulty with the
orchestra which accompanies her.
She said in her message that her mu
sicians had gone on a "strike,- and
that she would not think of coming
to Davenport without them. As a re
sult there will be no countess in Dav
enport today. The Hickman Stock
company, which is playing an engage
ment at the Burtis at the present time.
will fill in the open date with one of
the bills In its repertoire.
New York. Dec. 28. Lillian Rus
sell, the perennially young actress, is
engaged to marry Alexander P.
Moore, publisher of tne Pittsburgh
Leader and a power in western Penn
Miss Russell said so at her home
over the telephone and it was con
firmed by Mr. Moore, who was calling
on his fiancee. The marriage will
take place in May, according to pres
This will be Miss Russell's fourth
mture. but no one who heard her
girlish giggle over the telephone
would believe so. She has known Mr.
Moore for about ten years, she said.
Reports of their coming marriage
were published last May, but at that
time it was denied by Miss Russell
because the marriage date which had
been set was bo remote, she explained.
Mr. Moore Is In New York to spend
the holidays. He gave an interview
in which he said he was here to have
a few talks with Colonel Roosevelt,
and to attend to some otbr . matters.
These other matters' are J
ALL ALONE FOR IS YEARS,
Miss Russell s first husband was
Harry Braham, a musical director,
who married her when she was a
chorus girl. They lived in Boston for
a while and then separated. In 1884
she eloped to Hoboken with Edward
Solomon and got married, and the
couple went to London. Braham got
Afer ten years of Solomon Miss
Russell divorced him, proving her
claim that he had a wife living in
London. The same year she married
John Chatterton, who sang profes
sionally as Sig. PeruglnL Miss Rus
sell divorced him in 1893, and since
then has been all alone.
When she denied the reports last
May of her Imminent marriage to Mr.
Moore, Miss Russell said it she ever
married again she would retire per
manently from the stage, which she
didn't -want to do at that time. She
closed her vaudeville engagements
shortly after and since then has not
appeared on the stage. She has. de
voted her energy to writing beauty
hints for a Chicago newspaper. -
As to Mr. Moore's politics, this in
terview was printed yesterday from
"Roosevelt will bs nominated in
spite of himself. The country de
mands a progressive president. We
Sunday, December 31
Matinee and Night.
The fearful scream The funniest
&T y0tt ever saw.
"Three Years in Arkansas"
Dramatized from Marion Hugh's Fa
mous Funny Book. Permission
M. A. Donahue & Co.
TEN BIG SPECIALTIES.,
Special scenery. 160 big laughs.
Matinee 10c. and 25c,
Night 10c 20c and 30a.
Phone 224 West.
Fourth Ave. and Nineteenth St.
Three shows Sunday and
New Year's Day.
3, 7:50 and 9:15.
Blanche Holt & Co.
shall have a choice soon between
Roosevelt and socialism.
"For the first time in the history
of the republican party, Pennsylvania
will send to the national convention
an uninstructed delegation. The Pen
rose machine has lost Its grip. Nearly
every delegate from the state will be
a progressive republican. Senator.
La Follette Is a good man, but hd
cannot get the nomination. The repub
licans will name Roosevelt for presi
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For sale by H. O. Rolf and druggists
Saturday, Dec. 30, Matinee and Night.
D'Ennery's Masterpiece in six acts
The Two Orphans
Made famous by Kate Olaxton
Strong cast with Miss Camilla Dahl as La Frochard.
Prices Night 10c, 20c, 30c and 50c. Ladies free with
one paid ticket. Matinee 10c and 25c.
Cut this out. Good for Reserved Seat with a paid admission.
news all the time. The
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jiUgion of the play is but the religion