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THE ROCK ISEAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1912.
ALL CLAIM TO BE
111 BEST OF FORM
Each of Six Wrestlers in Good
Condition Brondell- Col
lins Main Go.
AT THE ILLINOIS THEATRE
Ciforge Nicholson Journeys to Water
loo and Will Endeavor to Throw
EXPOSITION FOUR FEATURE OF EMPIRE BILL
Every one of the six men who will
take part In the wrestling program
this evening at the Illinois theatre
reported good condition this morn
ing. There are to be three matches,
the main go between Harry Brondell
of Davenport and Nick Collins of
Chicago; the seml-wlndup between
Till Gabel of Rock Island and Dave
Henschen of Davenport, and the
other preliminary between McClary
of . Muscatine and "Kid" Fisher of
Chicago. Every one of the six
wrestlers Is confident of victory. This
confidence makes it almost certain
that every one of the matches will
be close. Confidence is half of the
wrestling game. "Cyclone" Tommy
Thompson will referee the matches.
It is expected that there will be a
JUT PLAI DOPE.
Dope on the Brondell-Collins
match: Collins was defeated four
weeks ago by George Nicholson, the
Creek demon. The loser claimed
that he had not trained hard enough
because he thought he .had a snap.
A fortnight ago, Brondell defeated
Nicholson H looks like Brondell's
match tonight. But again, Collins
says he has trained hard for this
match and Brondell will have to
ork harder than did the Greek de
mon If he wants a victory.
Dope on the Gabel-Henschen
match: Both Gabel and HenBchen
have thrown Walter Herzog of Dav
enport; they we!gh about the same,
but Henschen has been in the game
a little longer. It looks like a close
Dope on the McClary-Fisher
ir.Btch: McClary is a husky youngster
and knows the game; Fisher has
Wen working hard since his last Jour
i.ry to this city and will give a good
u count of hlmnelf. It looks like
M IIOIn TO VTKHI,00.
Jworge Nicholson left this morning
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DANCES BRING IN
MORE THAN S300
Hundreds Attend Ball Club's
Masquerade and Bound
Irons Come Fast.
weights, best two out of three falls.
Though Brown has about ten pounds
the advantage In weight, the Greek
expects to put up a careful battle and
DEFEATS MO LINERS
Naughty, naughty Davenport! Last
night the quintet from Davenport high
defeated Mollne high's basketball
team, 42 to 13, and oh, they were so
rough! Some time during the game
the boys from Pretzletown slapped one
of the Plow City lads on the wrist
Davenport won. The score of the
game speaks for itself Davenport had
one snap. Team work and basket
shooting by the defenders of the red
and blue far outclassed anything that
the Moline boys attained in the same
lines. Had It been necessary the Dav
en porters might have piled up a hun
dred points. But they have rubbed it
in once before this year.
Moline does not want to play with.
Rock Island, except possibly In the
preliminary tournament that is to be
staged In the lr.cal high school gymna
sium. Nothing would please the local
quintet more than the opportunity to
buck up against the neighbors.
Looks Like Somebody Has Cold
Feet Is the Opinion of
POCK ISLAND READY TO GO
Has the Collateral to Land the Fran
chise Other Arguments
At High School
The Ciceronian Debating society met
last evening after school. It was de
cided that the next meeting will be
held on Monday of next week, instead
of Thursday, on which day thev een-
for Waterloo and tomorrow night hejerally meet. Each member has bn n
will wrestle Carl Brown at catch lank-nil to nrinn thrco-minmo tjiiir
on any phase of the reciprocity ques
tion. The six best speakers will be
chosen to represent the local high
school in the triangular debate between
the schools of Rock Island. Moline and
Davenport, to be held March 29. The
Judges of the preliminary contest will
in all probability be Principal A. J.
Burton. Horace I Howard and Thorn-
FENCERS TO STRIVE
FOR FRENCH TROPHY
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Well wouldn't that frost you? Prexy
A. R, Tearney, chief mogul of the
conditions are such that the meeting
Three-Lamp league, says that weather
must be postponed till Tuesday. Some
body wired the chief that train con
nections are poor at the present time
and procrastination was the result.
And so while it was hoped that the
league meeting would become history
today, it is still an event for the fu
ture. It is the sincere hope of ev
ery Islander fan that weather will set
tle by next Tuesday so that the south
erners will not be bothered by the
TIIKlli: ARK DOt BTERS.
Some have taken the boss' word for
the postponement, that is, the reason
for it. Others, of course, have given
voice to their own private opinions
They state that some club must be
waiting to corral more funds before
jumping into the mid-winter meeting.
But be that as it may. Reck Island is
ready today and will bo ready Tues
day to put forth enough collateral so
that not another word ned be said
to land that franchise and put it in
its proper place. Money talks, every
body knows, and the Twin-city Amuse
ment company has the goods. If needs
be, it will be pointed out to the league
tion, however, was finished, and Wat-
kins, owner of the Springfield fran
chise, and Bobby Quinn of the Akron
club and President Carson say It
should be a model for all minor
leagues. W. H. "Watkins, who owns
the Indianapolis club, in the class B
league brought to the document the
results of bis experience and it is be
lieved the constitution will be a guar
antee of protection against bad prac
tices that have always threatened
hitherto to break up the league by
July 4. The constitution provides that
each club jnust deposit $2,000 that it
will not pay more than the limit of
$200 a month to any player. If this Is
violated and detected the player then
Is forfeited to the league, which can
dispose of him to the best advan
tage, either selling him or using him to
strengthen some weak team in the
league. The fine assessed will be paid
out of the fund which except for what
is, drawn out will draw 4 per cent de
posit interest during the season. Presi
dent Carson Is to give his whole time
in keeping the league's affairs in prof
itable shape. The league thus be
comes a corporation for profit from
public entertainments, like a theatri
cal company. The schedule will be the
order of business today.
HAVE A GLORIOUS TIME
Turner Hafl Crowd Stays Till
O'clock and Has Big Doing?
May Hare Another.
mexxo soprano, who has charge of the
vocal department of the Augustana
conservatory. t She will render two
groups of songs. Miss Effle Johnson
is to be at the piano for both Mrs.
Lund and Professor Anker. The pro
gram follows: t .
Sonata In C Minor Grieg
Figlio Mio (from "The Prophet")
, . Meyerbeer
Concerto In O Minor Bruch
Vorspiel, Adagio, Finale.
From the Land of the Sky . Cadman
Til mit hjertes Dromning
Lenz (spring) Hildach
Romance in F Beethoven
as P. Siunett, all of the faculty. The
president of the society. Inland Tow n- magnates that this little Islander town
san. appointed I.ugene oungert, Ben j3 the pivotal place on the Three-Eye
Claike and T. II. Sinnett a committee j map and that the league will be bet-
to arrange a program for the meeting
to be held on the 29th of this month.
The program rendered yesterday af
ternoon was as follows:
The Wool . Schedule Raymond
Oscar I'nderwood. majority leader of
th- house Eugene Voungert.
Parliamentary law drill Thomas P.
The members of the society discuss
ed extemporaneously the desirability
of Theodore Roosevelt running for a
third term. The meeting came to a
close after a heated discussion of La
The Theadelphic Literary society
met last evening after school. At the
business meeting the president, Wini
fred Reck, appointed a committee to
arrange a program for the next meet
ing, which is to be held on Thursday,
March 7. The committee is as fol
lows: Ruth Blakemore, Mabel Bul
ger, Elizabeth Bryan and Zilpha
Rfnck. After this meeting the fol
lowing program was heard:
Piano Solo Helen Young.
Original Story Helpha Mason.
Life of Washington Ada Allen.
Piano Solo Nina Reed.
Recitation Edna Curry.
Last, but not least, candy was
served much to the enjoyment of all
jtcr off for its return into the fold
I without the n.iss of a single playing
Iseascr,. If money and geography are
i not big enough arguments, league rec
jords of attendance for some 10 or 11
j years will ilinch the argument.
J. J. Jusaeraod. French ambassa
dor to tba United State, has given
a bacdaocr.M bronze trophy to the
United stales Fencing league. Con
teata to decide the ownership of Ux
trophy will be held In Waiblnrta"
some time this spring.
Kenosha, Wis., Feb. 22. Hugo
Kelly, the Chicago Italian, met one
of his most dangerous foes in his
chase for the middleweight cham
pionship here last nignt in George
("Knockout") Brown, also of Chicago,
and after they' had battled through
ten rounds of the toughest kind ot
milling, the result was called a draw.
It was a battle of a slugger against
a clever fighter again and in the end
it was the clever fellow that came
out on top. Brown slugged in an ef
fort to land a knockout punch from
the first tap of the gong to the last,
but Kelly's wonderful defense saved
him time and again from trouble, for
had any one of the Greek's swings
landed it would have meant defeat
for Kelly before the limit had been
reached. Kelly did not devote all of
his time, however, to defending him
self. He showed that that wasn't
necessary, for he never missed the
chance to open up in attack when the
opportunity presented itself and he-
inflicted some telling punishment.
It is expected that when the base
ball directors of the Twin-city Amuse
ment club have counted up the quar
ters and half dollars that clinked Into
the box offices of the Turner and Ar
mory halls last night, and expenses
are subtracted, they will find a
gain of something over $300. Though
the number in attendance at the mas
querade was large, it is known that a
large percentage of the tickets that
were sold were not U6ed. Two of the
directors will visit the various busi
ness houses where tickets were on
sale today and tomorrow and only af
ter they have finished their collections.
will the exact profit be known. The
estimate of $300 is most conservative
The expense of the dances is nominal
for in many instances, services were
donated. The money made through
the balls will be added to the club
treasury and will be used with sub
scription money to put a team on the
Committeemen were stationed In
their places long before 8 o'clock and
when the doors opened at that hour
and the orchestras set forth the first
strains of a raggy two-step, the danc
ers began to "file in. Some were cos
tumed and all were masked. By
o'clock Armory hall was crowded to
overflowing while but a few tripped
the light fantastic at Turner. Such
was the condition till 11 o'clock when
the crowd was segregated, as 'twerei
and the bigger number sent to Tur
ner. Shortly after midnight. Armory
hall was emptied and all who wished
to dance longer were sent to Turner
where dancing continued till 2 o'clock,
Throughout the evening, dancers hur
ried back and forth from one hall to
the other. While there was intermis
sion at one hall, the orchestra was go
ing in the other. So some danced
nearly all evening. All unmasked at
MAY HAVE ANOTHER.
Because of the success of the func
tion, it is more than probable that an
other affair will be given within a few
eeks. Besides the sale of tickets.
money pours in through check rooms
and through the sale of masks.
EHRHORN IS BEST
Herman Ehrhorn, Rock Island yonth
who is playing in the semi-professional
baseball league In the Philliplne is
lands, is leading the league la hit
ting and Is known as "Manila's little
favorite." His batting average Is .45L
His fielding is on par with his hitting
and he is one of the most popular play
ers In the league in addition.
Tempting offers from the Manila
team of the four club "big league"
Mazurka de Bravura
were responsible for the Rock Island-
Souvenir Drdla!er's breaklnS Into the professional
game. Am was reiaiea aoout two
months ago in The Argus, Mr. Ehrhorn
remained In the Phllllplnes after hav
ing made the trip there with the Chi
cago university baseball team' follow
ing his graduation in 1910. His work
in the amateur ranks soon won him
note and he was solicited by several
of the professional teams to Join them.
He finally decided to relinquish his
standing as an amateur and according
ly became identified with the Manila
team which is leading the league and
which apparently will win the pennant.
AT THE GRAND.
The latest success of Fiske O'Hara,
Love's Young Dream," is booked to
appear at the Grand, Davenport, next
Saturday night. In this play, Mr.
O'Hara gives an excellent picture of
life in Ireland during the early part
of the 18 th century, one of the gold
en ages of the country. This was the
period in which the Irish gentleman
of wealth and position lived on his
own estates and took pride in the
breeding of his horses and then rid
lng them in the steeplechase. There
is a real snap to the story, for this
was the age of dash and go and the
play would not reflect the spirit of
the time if it did not possess this qual
ity. It is not necessary to comment
on the fitness of Mr. O'Hara to por
tray a role of this type. He has
proved by his artistic and intelligent
interpretations of similar roles in the
past that he is eminently fitted for
the work. The production is the
work of Robert E. Irwin and is said
to be one of the most elaborate ever
seen in Irish drama.
Life Saved at Death's Door.
"I never felt so near my grave,"
writes W. R. Patterson of Welling
ton, Texas, as when a frightful
cough and lung trouble pulled me
down to 100 pounds in spite of doc
tor's treatment for two years. My
father, mother and two sisters died
of consumption and that I am alive
today is due solely to Dr. King's New
Discovery, which completely cured
me. Now I weigh 187 pounds and
htve been well and strong for years."
Quick, safe, sure, it's the best rem
edy on earth for coughs, cold, grip.
asthma, croup, and all throat and
lung troubles, SO cents and $1. Trial
bottle free. Guaranteed by all druggists.
G ESS NED
THE POPULAR HUSH TENOR
In the Delightful Irish " Romance,
PRICES SOc to 91.50. Seats Now.
New York, Feb. 22. Jack Goodman
and Kid Burns, lightweights, fought
10 hard and fast rounds at the Fair
mount Athletic club.
Columbus, O., Feb. 22. In the princi
pal bout of a boxing program here
Joe Theel of Philadelphia and Sam
Trott of Columbus went 10 rounds
to a draw.
New York, Feb. 22. Packey McFar-
land and "One Round" Hogan were
matched to box 10 rounds at the Fair-
mount A. C. on March 6. The weight
will be 135 pounds at 3 o'clock.
Providence, R. I., Feb. 22. JefT
Smith of Bayonne, N. was given the
decision over George Chip of Pitts
burgh at the end of 15 rounds of hard
fighting last night.
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 22. Al Kubiak
o Philadelphia knocked out "Soldier"
Delaney of New York in the seventh
round of a scheduled 10-round bout
here. A left swing to the jaw follow
ed by a right upper cut finished De
Bloomington, Feb. 22. With repre
sentatives from Clinton, Canton, Pe-
kln, Lincoln and Tayiorville present,
magnates of the Illinois-Missouri
league assembled here in annual ses
sion yesterday afternoon. Owing to
the small attendance due to the storm
it was voted to meet here again in
10 days. It was decided to enforce the
$900 salary limit. Tayiorville probably
will be dropped and Pont lac, Streator,
and Havana given franchises.
1 Tort Wayne, Ind., Feb. 22. With on
ly nine out of twelve clubs represent
ed yesterday owing to the blizzard pre
venting the arrival of Redelle and
Wehner from Dayton. Bert Annis from
Grand Rapids, and R. H. Horst from
South Gend, the Central league mag
nates did not take vp the schedule
more than to settle upon 132 as the
number of games to be played. The
work of shaping up the new constltu-
Amulets of the Burman.
nighly prized by the Burman are the
following gems: Ruby, diamond or
crystal, pearl, coral, topaz, sapphire,
catseye. amethyst and emerald. Col
lectively they ward off sickness or dan
ger. The catseye is supposed to se
cure invulnerability in war. Incanta
tions are muttered over some or all
of these stones, and the water in which
they are immersed is drunk in order to
secure immunity from all evil. Spells
are uttered over rubies, and they are
Inserted as amulets In the flesh of men
who desire to be immune from wounds
inflicted by sword, spear or gun.
Feb. 24 "Young Buffalo."
March 1 "The Goose Girl" (Baker
March 3 Eagles Minstrels.
March 7 Address by John Mitchell
nder auspices Tri-City Federation of
March 9 "My Wife's Family."
March 15 Davenport Elks' Min
March 17 "The Gamblers" (John
March 24 Flora De Voss Co.
W ARBLER KICKS ON
HIGH LIVING COST
1 " ."irrt -ft. ?
Earl Jorn, Metropolitan grand op
era tencr wbo geta $730 a night foi
bla work, complains about the hlgt
cost of ilTine In the United States
"Why," 'ie arid, "my salary hard
ly keep me In clgarets net that
imoke many. -ui tneyn so expen
sive over fcere.
Daily vaudeville performances
3:00 and 8:15.
, 7:30 and 9.
Among those who have are Senator
Bailey of Texas and Senator Hey
burn ,of Idaho - and Congressman
Joseph G. Cannon of Illinois.
Representative McKlnley of Illi
nois is opposed to the initiative and
referendum, as 1b Senator Lortmer of
the same state. Representative
Mann of Chicago believes the insti
tution will be abandoned eventually
healthy appetite and then see
that the food is perfectly di
gested has been the successful
for 59 years. Try a bottle. It
is for indigestion, costiveness,
dyspepsia, raids, grip.
AT THE ILLINOIS.
A very interesting character in
Young Buffalo," which appears at the
Illinois next Saturday, is William Val
entine, who plays the part of "Deer
foot," a young Indian chief. He is
one of the few actors who make a
study of Indian parts. In the last five
years he has never played any part
except Indian characters, having ap
peared as the chief in "The Squaw
Man," as "Back Hawk" in "Bunco in
Arizona," and specially engaged to
create one of the leading parts. Mr.
Valentine spends his summer vacation
on the Sioux reservation where he
studies the ways, mannerisms and cus
toms of the red men. He also speaks
four Indian tongues and this season
will wear a genuine chief's costume,
which was given to him by old Chief
There is hardly a shadow of doubt
that "The Goose. Girl" will prove
one of the best attractions visiting the
Illinois this season. It comes March
1. There is everything about it to
capture the hearts of playgoers, who
hope for entertainment of clean and
wholesome plays. The spirit of ro
mance which prevails, the bright
snappy dialogue, the dramatic situa
tions, the amusing comedy incidents
and the delightful love themes all tend
to leave a .breath of fragrance and
satisfaction to the audiences witness
ing the play. The cast is said to be
an excellent one and includes among
its roster Virginia Ackerman, Florence
Nelson, Marie Van, Victor Sutherland,
Robert Ellis, Sidney Mason, James H.
Lewis, Brian Darley and a host of
others, all capable actors and types
of the characters portrayed by them.
The production is a marvel of beauty.
Too much cannot be said of this fea-J
ture as it is without doubt ope of the
handsomest scenic investments ever
offered by a dramatic organization.
Professor Algert Anker, who ap
pears in his first public violin recital
at Augustana next Monday evening is
to be assisted by Mrs. Edla Lund,
RULING ON INITIATIVE "
PLEASING TO REFORMERS
Washington, D. C, Feb. 22. Ad
vocates of the initiative and refer
endum In congress are Jubilant over
the decision of the supreme court in
the Oregon case. They believe that
as a result of the decision the in
stitution will spread to practically
every state in the union.
In the opionion of the court the
judicial branch of the government
cannot interfere with the existence
or adoption of the Initiative and ref
erendum in any state. It is purely a
political question to be dealt with by
It therefore is within the power of
congress to declare the initiative and
referendum an unrepublican form of
of government and violation of the
express provision of the constitution.
In such an event congress could re
fuse admission to the senators and
representatives of a state having the
institution and might authorize the
dispatch of troops to enforce its
ideas ot a republican form of government.
But while these possibilities were
pointed out today by members of
congress who are authorities on con-
itutlonal law, it was declared that
tuch contingencies are extremely
remote. Not more than a dozen men
in congress regard the Initiative and
referendum as unrepublican In spirit.
Arizona and New Mexico to statehood.
In addition, by the admission of
congress went on record as approv
ing the institution and declaring its
conformity to the constitution.
An interesting number of senators
and representatives are advocating
the initiative and referendum as a
t-alutary check on recalcitrant and
corrupt legislatures. About a dozen j
states now have the institution In
various forms. The decision of the
Etpreme court and the favorable at
titude of congress will result, It la
believed in the adoption of the plan
in many other states within the next
Few legislators have gone so far
as to assert the opinion that the ini
tiative -and referendum produces an
unrepublican form of government
which ought not to be tolerated un
der the mandate of the constitution.
Wife Got Tip Top Advice.
"My wife wanted me to take our
boy to the doctor to cure an ugly
boil," writes D. Frankel of -Stroud.
Okla. "I said 'put Bucklen's Arnica
Salve on it.' She did so, and it cur
ed the boll in a short time." Quick
est healer of burns, scalds, cuts.
corns, bruises, sprains, swellings.
Best pile cure on earth. Try it.
Only 25 cents at all druggists.
Do you know that croup can be
prevented? Give Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy as soon as the child
becomes hoarse or even after the
croupy cough appears and it will
prevent the attack. It is also a cer
tain cure for croup and has never
been known to fail. Sold by all
Fourth Ave. and Nineteenth St.
See new Orpheum Show
Under New MAnagement
3:00. ' !
Evening 7:30 and 9:15 ,
General admission 10c
j ,, I
, Wrestling Carnival
Harry BrondellvsNic Collins
of Middle West.
Seat sale now.
Best two of three to finish. Dig preliminaries.
Prices: 25c, 35c, 50c, 75c. Stage and Box $1.00.
Friday, February 23
101 RANCH FEATURE
War On the Plains
IN TWO PARTS.
Biggest frontier pictures ever produced, acted b7
the famous 101 ranch.
Sc Everybody 5c