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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1912.
INTEREST IS NOT
IN CHAMP GOTGH
Local Wrestling Fans Are Con
jecturing as to Winner of
NICHOLSON VS. BRONDELL
Both Principal Trained to Fine Point
and Both Sides Already Claim
Wrestling fane of the tri-cities are
busying themselves these days, not
with debates as to whether Frank
Gotch will ever retire from the game
or not, or If he will relinquish his
glorious title as champion of the
world to Yupsif Mahmout, or whether
John Vob of Rock Island can "come
back." but to the question of who will
be the winner of the George Nichol
son-Harry Brondell match Thursday
night at the Illinois theatre. Interest
in the outcome is intense, and both of
the wrestlers have a horde of admtr
erg to support them in their tussle for
middle west honors. The last few
days have put both men in excellent
condition and they are ready for their
bout. lioth say that their condition
will be of the pinklest pink shade, and
neither will concede the other the
least shadow of hope for victory.
KAMI HA I II Mi:.
That, both have a right to count on
victory Is a fact that in hardly dis
iut-d by admirers of cither contestant
Nichols. n, the Greek demon, has prov
en his nietU'' by defeating Nick Col
lins. He Is a fighter from the word
"go" of the referee and ran lie counted
upon to httHtle thlncB from beginning
to end. lie ha won some friends by
bin showing in recent ears. On the
other hand, Brondell won the r'ght to
buck up a-uaiiiKt the demon any time
be wan'B lo when he threw hi m after
two hours of tugging and pulling'about
hix weeks ho. He U a plucky young
ster and through bis upright methods
has won countless admirers in pretzel
dom. bis home town.
ii i.inois Tin; (-:.
For preliminaries. Young Heel and
l.ou.e J'iiKe will lie on for the best two
out of three falls, lirondill is dicker
ing with Home Davenport wrestlers to
put on the nt.her preliminary that is
promised by the promoters. The match
1b to be s'ated at the Illinois theatre,
it ml the curtain will go up at the usual
Illinois hour, 8:13. Thete will be more
than a hundred mat side seats. The
seats all over the house command
good view of the stage, making the
Illinois the best wrestling house in
MANAGER M'CRA W IS ANGRY WHEN "RUUET
MARQUARD HOLDS OUT FOR MORE MONEY,
"Rube" Marquard. the big southpaw who helped mightily to pitch the
Slants to the National T eague pennant last year. Is holding out. and
Manager McGraw Is the maddest man in America.
"1 kept him on the payroll two years," MiMJraw declares, "when he
wasn't worth his board and everybody was calling him prize lemon."
"I was satisfied with a small salary when I wasn't delivering the
goods," "Rube" retorts.
T. Hayes of the Davenport
Catcher Eill hudwig, formerly of
Springfield, has been sold by Manager
.lack Tighe of Louisville to the Ta
coma team of the Northwest league.
Tlghe recently offered Ludwig to Peo
ria for $25n.
Joe Bewer, a third baseman with the
Winona, Minn., clt:b of the Miuny
league and formerly of Dubuque and
Peoria, has been declared a free aeiit
by the national association.
Manager Harry Bay of Illoomington
has signed up Otto Jones of Works,
III., a catcher, and Peter Plumrner, a
pitcher of Kast St. I.ouis, 111. Maybe
he is a union Plumrner. Works
sounds good. too.
Ernie Fosberg, elongated, smiling
and all around good scout, is the only
; hustler who has signed up this spring.
I' Is stated that Dubuque does not ex
pect a hold out.
IS MADE PUBLIC
Show to Be Presented at Eli-
nois Theatre Feb. 15 Will
Be Good One.
HOLD FIRST REHEARSAL
Fntire Production Gone Throusrh
Lst Xight for the First Time
Scene in Club Room.
the FaU and the Leans, will play the
Plans for the big masquerade ball to
be given by the Reck Island Baseball
association Feb. 21 are being further
ed daily. Tickets have been placed in
various business houses and will be
sold through them. Further, the di
rectors of it are planning on arranging
a list of prizes to be given for the best
makeups displayed. Nothing definite
has been settled on that score as yet
and the plans may be changed. The
proceeds of the two balls one to be
held in Turner and the other in Arm
ory hall will he devoted to the base
ball club's sinking fund and will be
used to provide a good team for the
city ot Rock Island in 1912.
IN THE THREE-EYE
Honest John Goodwin and Andrew
Joseph "Red Pepper" Walsh have
signed their 1912 contracts. This was
the information given out by Business
IjfeE (Jyy xasn
Davenport has signed two recruits.
Earl Halterman, a southpaw pitcher
of Atkinson, 111., and Frank Goalby
of Herrin, 111., a town made famous by
the prowess of Ray Chapman and Bob
LOCAL FIGHTER IS
VICTOR AT PEORIA
Tuesday Night Only, Feb. 6.
Henry 11. Harris Presents
The Country Boy
The Itlggent Comedy lilt of the Year
A Play of 1ty Life.
By Kdgar Selwyn.
Five months at Liberty theatre, N. T.
New York Cat and Production Intact
I Vices 23c, 50c. 73c 91 and fl.JSO
Syracuse, N. Y., Feb. 6. The fun
eral of James F. Doyle, third base
man of the Chicago National league
team, was held here yesterday and
was attended by a great concourse of
sorrowing relatives and friends,
among the latter being prominent
baseball men' from distant parts of
the country. St. Lucy's church,
which Doyle attended as a boy, and
where the service was held, was
crowded to the doors. Rev. James
J. Garrell, lifelong friend of the de-
Steve JIcGinley, local middleweight
tighter, won from Jack Ryan of Chi
cago on points in a ten-round battle
last night before the West Bluff and
Social Athletic clubs of Peoria. Mc
Olnley outgeneralled Ryan and ad
ministered heavy punishment. Ryan ! ceased, ofliciated at the solemn mass
floored his opponent in the first 0' requiem, assisted by two other
round but failed to land a heavy ! Priests. Burial was at St. Agnes'
punch after that. The fall occurred ! cemetery. The honorary pallbearers
eight seconds after the gong sound-iwere Johnny Evers, second baseman
ed and McGinley was down for three !of the Cubs; C. G. Williams, treas-j
seconds. urer or tnat ciud, ana w imam jjin-
neen, umpire In the American league.
Laredo, Texas Snow is reported Te active pallbearers were compan-
fiom four to six inches deep on the ion8 of Doyle when he lived in this
level between Lampazos and Mon-;c'ty- Four of them were former
The scene of the minstrel show
which is to be presented at the Illi
nois theatre Feb. 15 under the auspices
of Trinity Men's club Is laid in the
lounge room of the Bachelors' club
and the characters are the club mem
bers, waiters and attendants, and the
guests of the club, an English duke
and two East Indian rajahs and their
attendants. It Is Christmas eve and
the members of the club have gath
ered for a little informal session in
commemoration of the occasion. The
program includes fun and song, the
guests being royal good entertainers,
As a finale, the club receives a huge
box containing a Christmas present,
which proves to be a mechanical doll
which dances for the club.
CASTE IS MADE PIBLIC.
The caste which is to present the
minstrel was announced last night
after a rehearsal in which the entire
play was gone through for the first
time. The caste follows:
President of Bachelors' Club O. B.
Duke of Bilge water Earl H. Bowl
by. Buster Brown, club chef F. O. Can
Iarry Mulligan, head waiteir
Mose, waiter Raymond Syrett.
Joe, waiter Wallace Warren.
Sam, waiter Harry C. Fulmer.
Bill, waiter Ralph D. MacManus.
Gazads, valet to Rajah Mazza
ISlazoo, valet to Rajah Mazzoo
Rajah Mazza Bedar Wood, Jr.
Rajah Mazzoo William H. Toal.
The Mechanical Doll Miss Dorothy
CIIOIU S IS CiOOD.
The chorus for the minstrel has
been at work for more than a month
and U has its part well in hand. Its
singing premises to be the best that
has featured any of the home talent
minstrel productions of past years.
The singers are the following: Ten-
crs, J. fr Syrett, Harry Dawson, Her
man Applequist, Bert Stoaks, J. U".
Woodbury, Charles Feuchter, J. M.
Fond, Bert Plough, Robert Cloudas
Floyd Wilson and Glenn Baker; bas
sos, A. J. Lindstrom, J. C. Kaiser, J.
G. Hazzard, E. E. Russell, Ralph Sy
rett, Walter Bleuer and Lee H. Kaup
ke. TICKETS SELLIXG FAST.
Tickets for the minstrel have been
on sale for several days, and they are
going rapidly, evidencing the fact that
a large audience will greet the per
formers. The tickets now being sold
will be reserved later at the theatre.
Feb. 6 Henry B. Harris presents
The Country Boy."
Feb. 10 Woods, Frazee & Leder-
er present "Madame Sherry."
Feb.- 11 Henry B. Harris pre
sents Frank Mclntyre In "SnobB."
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
Dally vaudeville performances at
3:00 and 8:15.
AT THE ILLINOIS.
That a treat is in store for local the
atregoers tonight when Henry B. Har
ris presents "The Country Boy" at the
Illinois is evidenced from the fact that
this play of city life by Edgar Selwyn
enjoyed a five months' run at the Lib
erty theatre, Xew York, and two
months at Powers' theatre, Chicago.
The company that will be seen here, it
is promised, is the same that made the
metropolitan engagement so success
ful, and is up to the usual standard of
excellence maintained by Henry B.
Harris in all of his productions. "The
Country Boy" is unfolded in four acts.
two of the scenes being laid in the
small village of Fairview, N. Y., while
the other two show the dining room
and parlor respectively of a theatrical
boarding house in New York city. The
story has to do with the adventures of
a toy from the small town who goes
to the city for the puropse of carving
his fortune. It affords a picture of the
struggle of such a lad when he comes
in contact with the ways of a great
city, and in itself points a moral with
great force. There is much comedy
and humorous sentiment in the play,
and the audience is kept in a happy
frame of mind from the time the cur
tain rises until it falls in the last act.
The cast includes Alfred Cooper,
Frank McCormack, Doan Borup,
Frank E. Jamison, George Schaeffer,
Olive Templeton, Elda Furry, Char
lotte Langdon and Nellie Fillmore, m
addition to others.
Rock Island's Development
Depends largely on the encouragement which the people gtve
its banking institutions and, in turn, on the support which its banks
give to the business enterprises of the city.
During the 60 years of its existence this bank has endeavored
conscientiously to assist in the forward movement of its clients'
affairs, at the same time avoiding any tendency to become a part
ner in business enterprises, or to use its funds in any but conserva
tive and safe channels.
Accounts of conservative business men are always welcome.
4 Interest on Savings
STATE BANK OF ROCK ISLAND
Second Avenue and Seventeenth Street.
PHIL MITCHELL, President.
K. T. ANDERSON, Cashier. C.
L 8. WHITE, Vice President.
P. CHANNON, Assistant Cashier.
COURTEOUS ATTENTION TO ALL.
comic opera, resumes her maiden
name, Alice Helene Smith. The suit
was heard Thursday afternoon. She
charged desertion. They were mar
ried April 10, 1902. in Chicago. Miss
Sylva declared Mann had no other oc
cupation for a long time "except that
of being her husband." She said she
allowed him $100 a month while they
lived together. No provisions for ali
mony were made.
CARR SUED BY THEATRE.
Chicago, Feb. 6. Demands for a $150
raise in weekly salary are said to have
been the prime cause of a suit for $50,
000 which was filed against Alexander
Carr by the LaSalle opera house cor
poration. Carr made his last appear
ance at the theatre Saturday evening.
He Is said to have delivered an ulti
matum in which he demanded $600 per
week as salary and more extensive ad
vertising as the star of the show. The
alternative was that he would quit. Re-
It was George W. Lederer during his
New York Casino regime, who gave
musical farces or musical comedy
most of the wrinkles that made the
feminine choruses of the Lederer
shows distinctive from the vocal femi
nine auxiliaries of the average Broad
way musical production contemporane- j fusing to comply, Harry Askin, presl-
ous with his pieces. It was Lederer dent and acting manager of the cor-
Seat sale Sunday. Feb. 6, at 9
Phone 224 West.
Thursday, February 8.
Welterweight Championship of Uie
of Davenport, Cliainpton of Iowa
of Koek Inland, Champion of Illinois
llehl two out of three to flnltth. Other
Price V, ;i.V, 50c, 7V Itox and
Mage neat $l.O0.
Seat sale Tuesday. Feb. 6, at
i. tu. Phone 224 West.
cmateur champion, won two of the
three races for the indoor champion
ship, 6kating the one mile in 3:10
and the two mile race in 6:11.
Harry Kaad of Chicago took the half
mile race in 1:24.
Wednesday, Feb. 7.
Performance begins 2:00,
3:15, 4:30, 7:00, 8:15,
Admission 10 c.
Children 5 c.
At High School
One Week Ilcginning Tonight.
Ray Raymond and Big Com-!
pany in ,
Twenty Prvtty GirlsTen Principals.
A Carload of Scenery and
F.lertrival Kfferts. j
91.5U Show for 10c and SOc.
m-hU now on sale. Itione F-a-st 37.
TUIUK SHOWS DALLY i
Fourth Ave. and Nineteenth St-
is what people say of
members of the Seymour A. C. club.
on which team Doyle covered first
base several years ago. The bearers
were Frank Hennessey, Archie Mac
Donald, Homer MacDonald, James
Walsh, Morris Dooling, John Larin
and Frank Hemmler.
London, Feb. 6. Owing to the un
satisfactory result of the contest on
Jan. 2 between Frank Moran, tho
Pittsburgh heavyweight, and Fred
Storbeck, the ex-heavyweight cham
pion of South Africa", a return match
was fought at Blackfriars last night.
In the previous fight Storbeck was
disqualified in the seventh round for
fouling. Moran proved an easy win
ner last night. Both received much
punishment and in the 12th round
the American floored Storbeck three
times. Storbeck was unable to come
up for the 13th.
Keokuk, Iowa, Feb. 5. The pet
scheme of President M. E. Justice by
which each club in the Central asso
ciation would be required to give
J 1.000 bonds that it abides by the
salary limit will not be submitted in,
time to become effective this season,
according to a statement from Jus-
tire. He says the clubs will not be'
asked to adopt the side agreement J
until the annual meeting In Peptem-j
her. The Keokuk association an-i
ncunced the signing of Pitcher L. E. j
Richmond of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, and
the booking of exhibition games with
Racine. Des Moines and Blooming
ton. Pitcher McCray, a southpaw,
. hr.j returned a signed contract.
Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 5. Wil-
j liam Fox. manager of the Racine club
of the Wisconsin-Illinois league, has
signed Walter Johnson, a local semi-'
; pro pitcher, and Joseph Fautch, a j
utility man. living here, who was;
!with the Red Wing club in the Min-j
resota-Wisconsin league last year.
M:nr.eapoIis, Minn., Feb. 5. Rob-
The high school basketball five is
scheduled to play the Social quintet
this evening at the school gymnasium
in one of the games to determine the
basketball championship of the city.
Coach Corneal is not exactly certain
what lineup he will present, but most
probably Captain Behnamann, Neussili,
Tremann, Kittilsen and Chalk will de
fend the school colors. Two girl teams.
OLD TIMER GOES TO
who first introduced a whistling num
ber, piped by choristers, and also it
was he who changed the fashions in
popular chorus deities from just plain
"chorus" girls to "show girls,'' and
from these to girls in long skirts, and
likewise, it was Lederer who first
gave the country a dancing octette
of girls labelled "ponies" this in his
production in the New York theatre.
New York, of "The Man in the Moon."
Employing only blonde girls at one
time, and brunette at another, and
swinging the style from girls of gen
erous physical amplitude to tiny femi
nine charmers, which he termed
broilers" were other successful whim
sies of the producer. In "Madame
Sherry," which comes to the Illinois
next Saturday, matinee and night, this
manager has found a new quirk in his
treatment of the handsome young
women who work in the singing and
dancing ensembles of the production.
This newest Lederer chorus girl inno
vation caught the fancy of New York,
and will be a feature of the perform
ance of "Madame Sherry" at its en
"From the milk wagon to the peer
age" might have easily been selected
by George Bronson-Howard as the
title of his new farce comedy which
has raised Frank Mclntyre of "Travel
ing Salesman" fame to the rank of
star and has scored a success at the
Hudson theatre. New York. Henry B.
Harris will present Mr. Mclntyre In
"Snobs" at the Illinois next Sunday,
matinee and night. In "Snobs" Mr.
Mclntyre has been given the role of
Henry Disney, the driver of a milk
wagon who all of a sudden is precipi
tated into the English peerage by a
strange chain of circumstances. Of
course this necessitates his taking up
a position in the social world and he
does this just as you might imagine
a milkman would. Needless to say
Mr. Mclntyre is screamingly funny in
this role which gives him the great
est opportunity and he has clearly
shown his right to the stellar position
he now occupies. He is supported by
a splendid acting company, including
Myrtle Tannehill, Marie Fitzgerald,
Eva McDonald, Katharine Stewart,
Roy Fairchild, Orlando Daly, John
Cumberland and Frank Brownlee.
poration, filed suit in the superior court
asking $50,000 damages for alleged
breach of contract. Carr's bank ac
count In the Continental and Commer
cial National bank was attached. His
salary was $450 per week, and his con
tract called for a 33-weeks run, of
which 10 weeks are said to remain.
drews took his place at the plate.
The recruit grinned.
Zip went the first ball. "Strike
one," bawled the umps.
The crowd was filing out of the
bleachers into the field as the second
shot over the corner with a nasty
"Strike two" his umps announced
in a resonant tone.
The fans were yelling derisively as
Jay met the next square on the nose
and with a kl yi started for first. It
was a long foul and he came back.
The next fooled him almost com
pletely. The recruit broke a fast
one over when Andrews expected
him to waste it and the catcher was
putting the ball in his pocket when
Jay swung and started for first.
He knew he was out anyway and
he wanted to get away from that
As he passed first and kept right
on toward the club house the crowd
divined his purpose and started in
pursuit. Jay leaped through the
door with a mob of derisive howling
fans close to his heels.
"Never again," sighed the Doc as
he unloosened the girth band from
his rotund figure. "Games may come
and games may go, but it's me for
the "legit from now on. The strat
egy board is hereby declared offi
cially off the Job."
When Doc Fanned
Jack Taylor, like Old Cy Young,
refuses to be downed. A few years
ego Taylor was a member of the
Chicago Cube, but when he outlived
his usefulness there he was sent to
Columbus. Alter Columbus came
Grand Rapids. Dayton. EvansviUe.
and then Grand Rapids again in the
Central League. Jack was recently
sold to Chattanooga of the Southern
League by Grand Rapids. He ex
pects to round out a few more years
rf uuf nlnMtE as a nitrhr in th
1 t-rt McLean of Chicago,' international t Southern League.
The Des Moines Register and
Leader has the following story of
Dr. Jay Andrews Is known as one
of, the hardest workers on the base
ball field of any player in the coun
try. A thorough gentleman on or
off the diamond, he is at the same
time aggressive and while in uni
form never quits fighting to win or
loses an opportunity to take advan
tage of an opening in the enemy's
Andrews handled the managerial
reins with the Kewanee club of the
Central association last season. Dur
ing the closing day the teams were
bunched in the middle and Andrews
was fighting for fourth position. His
club was playing at Galesburg in
one of the crucial games and was
In the ninth inning the team was
two runs to the bad, had runners on
second and third and two out when
Andrews came up.
Jay, even in his days as a pitcher
with the Des Moines club, was
known as a slugger and his ability
to clout the ball has stuck with him
through all the years.
The opposing pitcher was a recruit
and Andrews decided to use a little
strategy. Seizing his bat he ran di
rectly at the pitcher and up to the
slab. He told the recruit the partic
ular brush that he belonged in and
that he proposed to knock the ball
loose from its cover. Turning dra
matically to the grand stand he yell
ed: "Stand back, gentlemen, and
give us fair play while I show up
Delivering himself of this, An-
A few minutes' delay in treating
some cases of croup, even the length
of time it takes to go for a doctor
often proves dangerous. The safest
way is to keep Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy in the house and at the first
indication of croup give the child a
dose. Pleasant to take and always
cures. Sold by all druggists.
news all the time. The
Rupturos low down and hard to hold.
those following operations, navel rup
tures In fleshy women, and all bad cases
guaranteed relief or no charges.
No knife, no parafflne, no Injection er
detention from business.
Free Treatment to
Every ruptured person Is welcome to
a free treatment. No charge of any na
ture for treatment, advice and Informa
tion as to how the most severe rup
tures are cured. If you prefer to wear
a truss and want solid comfort, wear
Without leg straps, elastic bands or
steel springs, guaranteed tq hold after
all others fail. You will 'forget you
have a truss on.
If you cannot call, write
M. If. ItHOWN, M. D
22 Quincy St. Chicago, 1IL
or 318 Fulton St., Peoria.
Next visit to Rock T.sland. Rock Is
land hotel, Friday. Feb. 9; 8 a. m. to 4
AT THE EMPIRE.
What doubtless will prove the
strongest bill that Manager Dolly has
offered thus far opened at the Em
pire yesterday. The topliners are
Annie Abbott, a little woman whose
strength and resistance to efforts of
others to lift her have baffled med
ical experts. She lifts 10 men with
apparent ease, yet the same number blood and
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SYLVA'S DIVORCE GRANTED.
Chicago, Feb. C. Mi6S Marguerite
Sylva, opera star, obtained a decree
of divorce from William David Mann,
a theatrical manager, before Judge
Walker in the circuit court Saturday
We know what. Rexall Dyspepsia
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gestion and dyspepsia. If they fail
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member you can obtain Rexall rem
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I Miss Sylva, who is appearing here in i sure. The Thomas Drug company,
R. I. ROLLER RINK
Races Thursday evening, Feb. 8
No skating Tuesdays or Fri
days during February.
Valentine party Wednesday
evening, Feb. 14.
No advance in prices.
Something doing all the time
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