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THE ROCK ISILAND ARGUS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1912.
Battle of 2 0 Rounds in Los An
geles Brings Defeat to
ITALIAN IS BAOLY BEATEN
Chiragoan Land Five Blwri to Op
poneot'n One Slugging at
Los Angeles, Cal.. Feb. B. Johnny
Coulon of Chicago Saturday Bucessful
ly defended his title as bantamweight
champion by winning from Frankie
Conley of Kenoha. Wis., at the end of
twenty rounds of firce fighting In the
Vienna arena. Coulon landed five
blows to Con ley's one, but did not
seem to pf.RMss the strength of his
opponent. Conley wan a fearful sight
at the dope of th- ffKht. his face be
Inc rut In a hnlf dozen places and both
ryes nearly Hosed.
As early as the third round Conley's
f:.ce was bl'-eding from Coulon s sting
ing punches, but every round found
li'tn boring In head down, taking half
a doen blows for the sake of getting
in one in return. Conley's punches,
when they landed. Hiook the champion
to his tO"K and he frequently gave
ground before Conley, who otten found,
however, a terrific punch waiting for
l.:ni when he pursued too eagerly.
ITI.IV K4KI.Y CI.OSEI.
Tb fight seesawed through the
twenty rounds, the majority going to
i champion. The battle ended with
iiie men Hunting nead to head in ai
clinch, blood from Conley's mouth run-1
faux down Coition's back. Bo:h of the j
Italian's yrs were nearly closed.
The first round was Coulon's. Con- i
by nihl'.'d, but received two hard
rii'lits to the htomaeh and several
Salzmann's All Stars 'Defeat
Distillery City All Stars
by 40 Pins.
CLEMANN'S CUBS VICTORS
Cop Best Two Out of Three of Series
Alleys in Good Condition and
Scores Are High,
TO MnffMt Ftiifllo. OilcsifO.
Marg-uerita Sylvia. tha singer, 1
single acaln. She has been granted
a divorce from William David Mann
whose only business, she told the
Chicago judge who granted the de
cree, was "bl" mv husband-"
caused Coulon to slow up In the
sixth, and he kept away and jabbed
at Conley's face, taking the round.
ui.n ixuni.Ki) ir nv blow.
In the seventh Conley doubled up
Coulon with a left to the stomach and
chased him into a neutral corner,
landing richt and left to the body.
The eighth was even, Conley shaking
riuhtrf and lefts to the face and law.
O.nlev M-n. d up in the second and J hls man with a left t0 the wind aud
T.'iKht Coulon to the ropes. The third 'king a hard right on the stomach.
u..nt tn fnni.m . lnn.i.vi thr. ttifrl Osiley bored into a rain of lefts and
stomach and left to theiCo:ner groggy ironi two nam nsms 10 j
rights to the jaw In exchange for a rignts in tne ninm aim went 10 nis ;
rii-ht to lh
!n the fifth Conley
Two of the best bowling teams
that Peoria boasts went down to de
feat before Salzmann's All Stars and
Clemann's Cubs yesterday afternoon
at Peoria, the bowlers from Rock Is
land being in fine form. In the game
between the Peoria All Stars and
Srlzmann's bunch, every one of the
l(i ten pin artists made over 500
pins, an unusual occurence. Salz
mann, as usual, soared way above the
rest of the bunch and copped 606
pins for the three games. Carroll of
reoria was second high with 593 and
Cscar Liitt made 5S9. The games
vere rolled for high total score and
the Islanders won by a margin of 40
TAKE TWO OIT OP THREE.
Clemann's Cubs took two out of
three games and won from the Gov
ernment team. Stephen set the high
mark for single game with 239 pins.
SALZMANN'S ALL STARS. "
L. Harms 178 195 192 565
Dahl 173 201 178 552
Waters 167 175 163 505
Liitt 180 225 184 589
Falzmanu 203 189 214 606
901 985 929 2815
PEORIA ALL STARS.
Kubinek 167 178 186 531
Mr.ran 179 188 194 561
Coyne 1S1 185 179 545
Morgan 175 194 176 545
Carroll 197 1SS 208 593
899 933 943 2775
youth, who, urged on by the girl to
whom he is betrothed and her father,
the leading commercial spirit of a
small New York town, tries to make
his name and fortune In the byways
of the "Great "White Way." He de
cides that he wants to "make good"
and to do "something big,- and Is
quickly swallowed up in that mael
strom of strife and struggle which
some call New York. The second act
finds him in a cheap boarding house.
His companions are a traveling sales
man and bis (wife, a theatre ticket
speculator, a disgruntled newspaper
man, an embryo prima donna, the
landlady and her star boarder. The
boy falls a victim to the wiles of a
chorus girl, also a boarder at the
house, and Is drawn away from the
sweetheart he left at home. Disullu
sionment finally comes to him, and he
is about to end It all when the news
paper man, suspecting his design, and
in an argument which culminates in
the statement, "a man is never a fail
ure until he admits it himself," he
persaudes the youth to again try in
his home town, where he eventually
finds success. The cast Includes Al
fred Cooper, Frank McCormack, Doan
Borup, Frank E. Jamison, George
Schaeger, Olive Templeton, Elda Fur
ry, Charlotte Langdon and Nellie Fill
more, in addition to others.
TO BE CHANGED
Playing Field Reduced in Size
and Another "Down" Al
lowed for Gains.
ESTABLISHING A NEW ZONE
Forward Pass Across Goal Line Per
mitted Touchdown Increased,
to Six Points.
upon his return will meet any grap-
pler who pins Mahmout's shoulders
to the mat.
Pittsburgh, Pa., Feb. 5. "Sailor"
Burke and Tom McMahon fought six
rennds to a draw.
Phildelphia, Pa., Feb. 5. Jack
Dillon of Indianapolis bested Jimmy
Gardner in a six round bout.
New Orleans, La., Feb. 5. Joe
Mandot and Pal Moore were matched
to fight 20 rounds here before the
West Side Athletic club on Feb. 20.
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 4. Pete Far-
rar and Charles Albright of St. Louis
defeated Charles Warren of Boston
in the national three cushion league.
50 to 43.
The extraordinary popularity of
"Madame Sherry," which returns to
the Illinois next Saturday, matinee
and night, is undoubtedly due to the
infections melody, "Ev'ry Little Move
ment," sojndustriously employed from
the rise of the curtain to its final call.
It is certainly tuneful, seductive, irre
sistible, and it is worked into the plot
of the piece with some skill and builds
up many a dancing effect The danc
ing, too, is a large element of the
production and is extremely attrac
tive, although at times it is somewhat
suggestive of the sensational. "The
I Birth of the Butterfly," in the first
act, sung and danced by Yvonne and
a number of young women, is very
pretty and, in addition to the various
dancing incidents suggested by "Ev'ry
Little Movement," there is also an
elaborate dance near the end of the
second act used as a plot expedient.
More dances in other acts and of va
rious styles are provided by different
lighting marked the
i bin iiiid a left to his sore eye, but he
ci:n- tinel; with a right to the mouth
hud !i!:oth( r to the jaw. The fast pace
the face. Coulon took Hie offensive . Stephen 171
in the tenth and cut Conley's face bad- Swanson 148
ly without taking a blow. Conley had Clemann 168
the best of the hard fighting j Mixer 144
. . 132
rushed into a I
rlirht to the Htfimiich n ricrht to Him ' a Sllad
in the eleventh and Coulon was weaK j ACKmann
in the twelfth, but held Conley even. ;
The thirteenth taw Coulon send Con-!
V , ' ;
1 Extraordinary I
fe 31TI"- TAKE pleasure in f
Jtil announcing to the Fl
IjjA pjironsof our theatre t
i-v tlut we :e been able to ,"
H(j an exhibition of Selij'
I Cicatet Muting Picture 1
w I I
Frank Mclntyre will he seen in
Rock Island for the first time when
he comes to the Illinois next Sunday
in George Bronson-Howard's comedy,
"Snobs," which has been a big hit of
the early season in New York, having
concluded a long engagement at the
477 Hudson theatre. Mr. Mclntyre who,
515 'of course, is best remembered for his
540 : characterization of Bob Blake, the
520; title role in James Forbes' comedy,
51 3 j "The Traveling Salesman," has been
! provided by Mr. Harris with a role
2565 ! which gives him even better fun mak
I ing opportunities than he had as the
Kallmann's gang that bowled in drummer in the Forbes comedy. In
C'hnon a week aso, bucks up against I "Snobs" he is first revealed as a milk-
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ley to cover with uppercuts to the jaw.
The Chicapo boy took the next three
rounds, upsetting Conley's rush with
accurate punches. In the j-eveuteenth
Coulcn nearly took Conley off bis feet
h lights and lefts to the jaw, but
Conley took the round with four bard
lefts to the body and a ritbt to the
jaw. and laughed at Coulon as the hell
lilt ;o M.ii's to I'l.noK.
Coulon slipped to the floor in the t,lfl same team Wednesday night at 'man, but before the first act is over
eighteenth, but was up in an instant. 1 'be club alleys. be has been told of the fact that he
He staggered Conley with a right to; Salzmann's team that rolled in Pe-jis really the greatest peer of England,
the Ftcniach. The nineteenth was even : pr'a yesterday will meet the Peoria Of course, he is now prepared for a
with few blows landed. teiMii in a return game here Sunday, j descent upon the 400 and he does this
" In the final round Cow!.n punched ; b". 25. . in typical milkman fashion. The re-
C'onley in:o a clinch, and toek a left' Waters went along as a spectator , sultant complications can be imagined,
to the" face. Thrv fnighi tiercel v head terday, but as the fifth man failed 1 Manager Henry B. Harris, whose fore-
to head. Conley landing a hard left to to sl;ow ,le Kt iut the argument
the stomach. Coulon landed rights and i'r:d eopped 505 pins,
lefts to Conley's far.-. Coulon soaUed The alleys are about the best that
a hard left to Conlev's wind and jab-,,h' looal bowlers have played on in
1 bed him rematedlv in t!ie face. imany a day. Well seasoned, well
F. TAKE pleasure in
:n nounrniR to ti e
paironsof our theatre
that tte h;ne been able to
ariiM.pc, at creat expense,
an exhibition of Selij'
Cicatet Muting Picture
In three rreli, with Miss
Mabel Talislerro. one of the
ItiheM priced stars o( the
American st.ijre in the name
pari Thi production i
bevonil doubt the ultimate
achievement o( the world's
Ercatet picture maker, and
we are indeed fortunate in
being able to present to you
this iiiperb masterpiece of
photographic and dramatic
art. Wauh for . further
The crowd cheered as Referee Ey
ton gave the decision to Coulon.
Before the contest started, Promot
er Tom McCarey lined up fourteen
figlitus in the ring, among them three
champions Wolgast. liehtweight; Abe
Attel, featherweight, and Coulon, bau
tam. Johnny Kilbane of Cleveland
was introduced as the opponent of At
fast. (See Louie Harms'
s'-ore ) .
Dahl far eclipsed anything that he
has done on local alleys. He bowled
I consistently and well.
j The Peoria team was well matched
j in itself. All of the scores for single
game were well balanced and though
i only one man made over 200 pins in
tel in the Washington birthday match, a,:y EIDK'e am. tne scores were
February 22. "One Round" Hogan Is-j ?ood enough to keep the Islanders
sued a challenge, and Freddie Welsh, abumping.
the British boxer, accepted it on the I s,(1Ph?n was peeved by his showing
spot. The fight is scheduled for a date I ia tlle second same and proceeded to
in March jwipe up the alleys in the third.
candidly speaking, neither team
expected to win its match but be
fore they were done, they felt cap-
ii 1 1 1 r tf Hpfpnlinir nnv 1 t'.i Tti in ttio
Coulon tirped the scales at less j Pcoria tow0 ,n faf t th challenged
sight made Mclntyre a star, has sur
rounded him with an exceptional com
pany, which includes Myrtle Tanne
hiil, Katharine Stewart, Eva McDon
ald, Marie Fitzgerald, Roy Fairchild,
Orlando Daly, John Cumberland and
Return date by request
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7
Adults 10c, Children 5c.
MI-riGHT EASY FOR COM. OX. .
Conley and Coulon went safely
through the last weighing in prelimi
than 112, but despite this giving away
of weight odds of 10 to C were offered
In the little champion's favor.
Coulon was first to weigh in, and
didn't have to remove more than half
cf his clothing to come within the re
quired poundage. Conley had a tough
time of It saving his forfeit. He
weighed in without clothing of ant-sort.
To Cure a Cord In One Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine tablets.
Druggists refund money if it fail-s to
cure. E. W. Grove's signature is on
each box. 25 cents.
the best they had in the Distillery
burg but no takers put in aj pear
ance. The Peoria howlers proved royal
entertainers. and the Islanders will
endeavor to return the courtesy on
the return trip here.
Regular Turning School
Rock Island Turner Society Is
Now Open for Everybody
AXI KKGULAR CLASSES WILL BE HELD AS FOLLOWS:
FOIt BOYS, MONDAYS FROM 6 TO 7:SO P. M.
FOK ACTIVE MJOU1KKS, MONDAYS FROM 7:30 TO 9 P. M.
FOR LADIES, TUESDAYS, FROM 7:30 TO 9 P. L
Dues for Members 25c a Month.
Parent are reqnted to arrange to send their children
regularly to these rlasse. This gives an opiortunity for
pbjitical training and (or development, according to the pe
dal nerd of the lndiTidoaL All inquiries should be directed
to the temrbrr of the Turner Society.
Feb. 6 Henry B. Harris presents
"The Country Boy."
Feb. 10 Woods, Frazee & Leder-
er present "Madame Sherry."
reD. 11 Henry is. Harris pre
sents Frank Mclntyre In "Snobs."
Feb. 12 Henry W. Savage pre
sents "Excuse Me."
Feb. 13 Gus Hill presents "Mutt
Feb. 15 Trinity club minstrels.
Feb. 23. F. C. Whitney Opera
company presents "The Chocolate
Daily vaudeville performances
3:00 and S:15.
FLORENCE REFUSES TO WORK.
Up In the skies, way high above the
common horde of the earth, sailed
Florence Holbrook, booked as co-star
with Cecil Lean in "Bright Eyes," the
musical comedy billed for two per
formances at the Barrymore theatre.
Moline, yesterday afternoon. Some
how or other this woman got the no
tion into her head that she would
be better off if she refrained from ap
pearing in the matinee performance.
At any rate she refused point blank
to perform. The treasurer, who is
the boss of the show on the road,
plead and threatened and did every
thing In his power to induce her to
go on, but. she remained obdurate.
Usually in such cases the night per
formance is cancelled and the stub
born thespian is made to forfeit a
seventh of the weekly stipend. But
in this instance the treasurer went
one better than that. He informed
Miss Holbrook that she would either
go on or stand for a good percentage
of the loss of the afternoon's ticket
office reeeipts. She still refused, so
he let the public purchase the tickets
and get into the house. When the
sale closed $400 rested in the house
coffers. Then the announcement that
there was a bitch in plans was made
to the audience, troupe delayed
(they played in Davenport Saturday)
and a few other excuses. The ma
jority took back their money. A
large number of them were from
Rock Island. Those who returned
last night and saw Miss Holbrook
wondered why on earth the show
should hesitate for a minute because
she refused to 'appear. The perform
ance was far below the standard of
New York. Feb. 5. The football
rules committee which has been work
ing in executive session here for two
days on Innumerable suggestions for
altering the game, came to unanimous
decision late Saturday in favor of sev
eral fundamental changes.
The committee laid down its ardu
ous task with the belief that it had
greatly Improved the leading college
sport. The lines of its anticipated im
provement are, in substance, as follows:
1 The playing field, now 110 yards
in length, will be shortened to an even
100 yards. This change in itself is not
vital, but is made in order to make
possible on small grounds an extension
of the territory in which the forward
pass may be used.
2 A zone ten yards in width beyond
the goal lines is established. The pur
pose of this is to provide ample space
for the execution of the forward pass
and scoring on a pass made across the
goal line into this zone is permitted.
3 The number of "downs" to gain
ten yards is increased by one.
4 The onside kick is eliminated.
5 The value of a touchdown la in
creased from five to six joints, the
goal from touchdown and other scores
standing as at present.
6 The twenty yard zone, in which
the present rules provide restrictions
on interference with the forward pass,
is eliminated so that the restrictions
will apply now to any part of the field
7 After a touch back the ball will
be kept in play from the twenty yard
line instead of the twenty-five yard
8 On a kickoff the ball instead of
being put in play in the center of
field will be put in play from the forty
yard line of the team kicking it off.
Taking into consideration the shorten
ing of the field, the kickoff distance is
lengthened by five yards.
9 The field judge is eliminated. The
head linesman hereafter will keep time
and be judge of offside plays in the
line of scrimmage.
10 The number of men allowed on
the side lines .will be reduced from
three to one for each team.
11 Provision will be made that a
bounding ball cannot score a legiti
12 The interval between the first
and second and the third and fourth
reriods is reduced from two minutes
to one minute.
CHANGES ADOPTED IJiAMMOl "SLY.
E. K. Hall of Dartmouth, chairman
of the committee, announced the sub
stance of these changes tonight. None
of them has been put in code form,
but Chairman Hall said all the changes
were unanimously adopted and would
be incorporated in the 1912 rules.
A committee was named to codify
the new rules and instructed to have
them ready as soon as possible, in or
der that they might be circulated and
studied before the practice season be
gins. The committee includes W'alter
Camp of Yale, Percy Houghton of Har
vard and William Maurice of Penn
sylvania. It was said that the changes adopted
were the work of no one individual,
but, after the two days' discussion,
they were drawn up as a whole aud
adopted unanimously. "
New York, Feb. 6. Charles Conk-
lin of Chicago defeated Dr. Walter
F. Uffenheimer in the national ama
teur billiard'championship here by a
score of 400 to 193.
Boston, Mass., Feb. 5. Charles J.
Glidden approved of the action of the
American Automobile association in
substituting an A. A. A. trophy for
the Glidden trophy.
Detroit, Mich., Feb. 5. The Royal
Caledonian curlers from Scotland de
feated rinks from Windsor and Chat
ham, but lost to rinks from Sarnia.
Fetrolia. Grand Rapids and Toledo
on their visit, which closed here.
ARTHUR P. GRIGGS,
121 East Second Street,
Without obligating myself
to purchase, please send to my
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Augustana Loses to Monmouth.
In a game which had a fast and
sensational -finish Monmouth tied Au
gustana just three seconds before the
whistle and in the five minute playoff
which followed, by a wonderful spurt,
nosed out the Lutherans, winning by
a score of 30 to 28 at the college gym
nasium Saturday night. This was the
first time In two years that the Luth
eran varsity five has been defeated
on its own floor and it was only after
a hard fight that the Maple city lads
bagged the game.
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Tuesday .Night OnlyK Feb. 6.
Henry B. Harris Presents
The Country Boy
The Biggest Comedy Hit of the Y'ear
A Play of City Life.
By Edgar Selwyn.
Five months at Liberty theatre. N. Y,
New York Cast and Production Intact
Prices 25c, 50c, 75c $1 and $1.50
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AT THE ILLINOIS.
An attraction that should prove to
: be one of the most enjoyable offerings
of the present season is "The Country
' Boy," Edgcr Selwyn's amusing com-
edy which Henry B. Harris will bring
to the Illinois tomorrow night, direct
from ve months at the Liberty the
atre, New York. It ia a, long time
since a play so genuinely mirthful and
amusing has been seen upon the Amer
i ican stage, and the success that has
attended the presentation of this
clean and wholesome play is nothing
short of remarkable. The story of
i "The Country Boy" is woven around
ithe desire of an unsophisticated rural
BARRY M'CORMICK IN
THE RUNNING AGAIN
Barry McCormick, Minneapolis ball
player, and considered in former
years for the managership of the Rock
Island club, is another who is being
favored by consideration for the posi
tion by the present promoters of the
association. McCormick is a good
roan and one who would undoubtedly
give Rock Island a team that would
be up in the running. The club direc
tors are not prepared to sign a leader
yet because of the fact that the fran
chise is still in Chicago and not vet to secure reservation.
at the disposal of the local promoters, i gone for aa indefinite
Thursday, February 8.
Welterweight Championship of the
of Davenport, Champion of Iowa
of Rock Island, Champion of Illinois
Best two out of three to finish. Other
Prices 25c, 35c, 50c, 75. Box and
stage seats $1.00.
Seat sale Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 9
a. m. Phone 224 West.
Pittsburgh, Pa., Feb. 5. Frank
Klaus, the middeweight pugilist, is
confined to his home in East Pitts
burgh with both hands bandaged be
cause of blood poisoning, and there
is a probability that he will not be
able' to keep bis engagement with
"Failor" Petrosky on Feb. 22. The
trouble started with a small pimple
to which he paid little attention. A'
the. time Klaus met George Brown a
week ago, his right hand was in such
shape that he was not able to make
much use of it. Now both hands are
swollen double their normal size.
San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 5. Jack
Curley, the promoter, who plans to
stage the Flynn-Johnson fight, ar
rived in San Francisco from Nevada
and held a conference with James
Ccffrotb, the local fight promoter,
whom Cnrley, it is said, desires to
have assist him in managing the af
fair. Neither man would Bay any
thing regarding their conference.
One Week Beginning Tonight.
Ray Raymond and Big Com
Twenty Pretty Girls Ten lYincipas.
A Carload of Scenery and
v Electrical Effects.
fl.SO Show for 10c and 20c.
Seats now on sale. Itione East 37,
THREE SHOWS DAILY'
Denver, Col., Feb. 5. When the
entry list of the Denver Athletic
club's inter-mountain amateur boxing
and wrestling tournament closed
Id names were entered. The tour
nament opens tomorrow night. South
Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma
and Iowa are among the .states rep
tesented. , :
Chicago, Feb. 5. Frank Gotch,
world's wrestling champion, accom
panied by his wife, will leave for
Cuba tonight. The champion Intend-
He will be
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