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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 1912.
Twin-City Amusement Organi
zation Will Eetain Charter
for Time Being.
TO START SOMETHING ELSE
GYPSY FOUR, INSTRUMENTALISTSAT THE EMPIRE
Talk of Six-City Circuit Meets With
Favorable and Adverse Criticium
Question of Jurisdiction.
Though disappointed in the effort to
land a Three-Eye berth, the Twin-City
Amusement company has no intention
of quitting the amusement business,
end from ail that can be learned at
the present time. Rock Island will be
the scene of some sort of amusement
something that will requite the fans
for the loss of baseball, if that is possi
ble. Directors of the organization, will
have a meeting either late today or
some time tomorrow. The stockhold
ers will probably be called in and will
" thresh out the situation. The senti
ment favors a continuation of the stock
company and the charter will be kept
Intact for the time being. There are
dozens of plans that are shaping up
for the summer, and from the present
outlook there will be some doings here
in Rock Island.
have: otheh pl.
Though baseball is without doubt the
one popular pastime for the good old
rummer time. and. though every fan
will misB sitting in his chosen seat
waiting patiently for his favorite to
bang a ball over the back field fence
it Is possible that he will enjoy Just
as much seeing gome other contest
that may offer as much excitement
Among plans which may be considered
in a favorable light are some for races
horses, boat and automobile. But
there is no uie delving too far Into
these matters at the present time.
"Praise be." said one fan last even
Ing as he. perused the story of the Chi
cago meeting, "they will still have a
t ail team In Davenport, and though I
would rather see the Islanders cavort
irg around the field, I want to see c
I'aseball game. The talk or a stx
team league has incited a great deal
of comment some expressions for the
leaeue and others adverse to it. In the
Cist place, there Is the question of jur
ixdictton of th Threr-Kye It-ague, not
only over Hock Island, but Moline as
well. The jurisdiction of the Daven
port team extends five miles. When
Davenport was out of the league, and
u:inted Western lengue ball, they could
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SPECIAL TO TOOT
FOR JOE BERGER
White Sox Leave Windy City
This Evening on Way to
ASKS FANCY SALARY:
THREATENS TO QUIT
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not make It because of the same situa
tion, only reversed as to first and sec
ond parties. That Is obstacle the first
IROrMEMJ FOR AD AGAISST.
Some say a six-team circuit can not
last others that it can. The former
point to past failures -in that line the
others to the men who would be back
of this attempt. There is no question
in the minds of any fan but what the
class of ball would be below Three-Eye
standard, to which local fans have
been educated. No doubt the standard
of ball that has been (furnished here
for 11 years is above anything seen in
any other city of the size In the country-
But still the fans will not take
kindly to ball that is inferior to Three
Eye caliber. -
For years there has been an attempt
on the part of some to make the stand
ard of baseball in the Three-Eye league
commensurate with the support ac
corded, but all efforts have failed. Now
when there is no other alternative for
this city, it is probably too late to
change the standard.
1 Hut again, there is no use delving
too far Into that question. If anything
i to come of the new project, it must
come within a very few days or It will
be too late for this season.
DKf'ATl H ORGANIZED.
Decatur fans and baseball promoters,
already basking (in their imagination)
in the warmth of the summer sun
shine as it glares down upon the Com
modore ball park, are jubilant over
thtlr succpps in landing the Three-Eye
SOCIALS IN WINS
High School and Y. M. C. A.
Lose in Double Header at
BOTH CONTESTS ARE SLOW
enthusiasts will have a chance to root
tomorrow night when the coeds of the
college will play their first' game of
the season at home. The Hedding
girls from Abingdon will be their op
ponents. The Lutheran coeds have
already administered one defeat to the
Abingdon fair ones this season and
expect to chalk up another victory to
their credit. Augustana has one of the
best girls' teams in years this season,
The line-up as arranged by Coach
Sten will be: Agnes Abrahamson, cea
Iter; Ruth Nelson and Lena Dahlquist,
forwards; Laura Anderson and Ebba
Tabcr and MacManus Star for
rials and Rutlilus for the
With a badiy crippled team the high
school basketball five went down in
overwhelming defeat Last evening
before the social quintet in the first
game of the double header at the Y. M.
C. A. Th? pame was little less than a
runaway from the start, and by the
close of the battle the Socials had run
up a total of 49 points, whiie the high
school had tallied only 24. Tremann,
Kiuilsen. Pratt and Neussili were all
out of the school lineup, and conse
quently Coarh Corneal was forced to
put in a number of second team men.
The Socials played team work well,
running the bail, down the field and
throwing baskets repeatedly. Taber
was the partirular star, scoring bas-
HERE IN WEE SMA' HOURS
Fashionable at Hot Springs,
Having Had Touch of Eheu
matiz While There.
President Comiskey Will Have Big
Party In the Southern City
cult company paid the genius who
coined "Uneeda" a fortune for Bis
clever three syllables. We were
soon deluged with "U-want-a," and
U-try-a" aud one breakfast food
concern sought to attract attention
to its wares - with "U-ought-to-have-a"
but their laborious imitation
and their wares - soon fell into in
nocuous desuetude. When Baker &
Castle made theatrical history by
producing "Graustark," they used as
their slogan "Read the Book Seel
the Play." Immediately the theatres . nr-nMnv
were deluged with book plays, the FLAYERS REPORT MONDAY
posters of which all implored the
public to "Read it and see it." But
as in'tne case or i needa imitat
ors, many of them, after a more or
less brief struggle, dropped by the
theatrical wayside when "Graustark"
marched on triumphant for three sea
sons and is now in its fourth still
drawing patronage with "Read the
book See the play." When Baker
& Castle acquired the dramatic
rights to Harold MacGrath's delight
ful novel, "The Goose Girl," they
decided the old phrase must remain
When the White Sox special.
bound for Waco, Texas, the spring
training camp site of the American
league team, puffs into the Rock Is
land station tonight shortly after
midnight, Joe Berger will bid adieu
to his friends here and will join the' exclusively "Graustarkian" and for
keta from all ancles cf the field at will.
berth, and it is no more than right i He had a totai of 11 baskets, which
that they should be. Already VIrg nettej 2 of the Socials' points, while
Decatur village, has planted about $2,-
500 worth of stock at $250 per, and
now the bunch down there is going af
ter the subscription money getting it
while the spirit lasts. The Decatur
Review says that Wilson Bering will be
In charge of the affairs of the team,
supervising the management person
Th ruoo why Manager Wolver
too, of in SauiLS. waa o anxlwua
to aat "Uabbr" bUKt Zrou) WiuIUqk-
ton la now apparent. 4. Swear.
U bl backstop, la boldinc out for
a K.OuO salary and threatening to stay
to tna sutoniobtls business If b doss
not cet It. If hs keeps bis word, bit
probably will stay In ln automobile
Chicago, Feb. 29. With the issu
ance of a permit by Mayor Harrison
for the wrestling show to be staged
team with which he is to have a try-
out this year. He . will make the
45th member of the special party.
Four other players will be picked up
enroute to the southern site. Out of
the entire party that leaves Chicago
tonight, but 18 will be players. The
remainder will consist of President
Comiskey's family, personal guests
and a corps of war scribes. When
all of those who will make up the
training camp arrive at Waco, the en
tire number will total 68. Lee Tan
nehill will be delayed in joining the
party for a week, because of an ac
cident that Occurred Tuesday.
WHO THEY ARE.
The 18 players who will board the
special in Chicago are Catchers Billy
Sullivan, Jimmy Block, Walter May
er, Thomas Carney; Pitchers Ed
Walsh, Frank Lange, Jim Scott and
J. Jordan; Infielders Harry Lord,
John Collins, Rollie Zeider, Charley
Mullen, Russell Blackburne, Martin
Perghammer and Morris Rath; Out
fielders Wilfred Genest and Roland
Barrows and Assistant Manager Wil
Outfielder Matticks will be picked
up at Eldon, Iowa. Tomorrow at.
Kansas City, Baker Borton, outfield
er, and Victor demons, catcher, will
be taken on board and later on at
Wichita, Tex Jones will greet his old
pals once more.
The men expected to go to Waco
direct are Ping Bodie and Shortstop
Weaver, already on their way from
the coast, Ray Powell, Joe Kelley,
and Mattie Mclntyre, outfielders, and
Catchers Walter Kuhn and Jack
Fournier, Doc White will follow on
I Monday, and when the men get to-
the newer play another
coined. Mr. Castle, who
Twirl ers and Catchers to Begin :
Warming, VP Others to Follow
Within Another Week.
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i ivu 51 cat uuun.
Jack Tighe has established his
office at the Louisville park and is
in readiness to greet his players
when they report for first duties
Monday morning. Jack has been In
Louisville since last Saturday, hav
ing gone there from Hot Springs. ,
While at the Springs, Jack develop
ed a little touch of rheumatism.
I but it lasted only while he was there.
.Mr. Baser, . 0, . j ,
who made the dramatization, modest-1,"" 6 . . """"ut
t m'uic BUI I ui suuieui.
Owner Grayson, Secretary Clarke
at the Coliseum tomorrow night the
last obstacle that stood in the wayigether there will be 37 players, in-
Jay MacManuts, the other forward,
played splendidly, and registered six
field baskets and as many foul throws.
l, X1' ,, 'T, """iYussiff the favorite. But there are
Robl), parsed the ball accurately and I . . . .. ttlQf Porf,COI,
of a local clash between Yussiff Mah
mout and Jess Pedersen was removed
and these two aspirants for the
crown worn by Champion Frank
Gotch will have a chance to fight it
out to a merry conclusion. The match
will be the Cist real test for the Dan
ish wrestler since he came to this
country, while the Bulgarian's class
is a known quality. The fact that
Mahmout is now a member of the
Gotch entourage aud that the cham
pion is backing him to win makes
Nearly 1,000 people witnessed the
skating attractions at the Rock Island
roller rink last night and saw Roland
Cloni, Italian champion, win the one
mile race with Fred Tyrell a close sec
ond. Fred Martin finished third and
Jesse Carey fourth. Purses of $100
were split among the four winners. The
first heat of the race was won by Ty
rell and the second by Cloni. The time
for the final was 2:50. Following the
race. Jack Fotch gave his stellar at
traction, appearing as a female im
personator. Tonight there will be a
two-mile race in one heat. Harley
Davidson will put on his trick acro
batic skating stunt. Purses to be split
tonight are $50, $25. and $10.
guarded the high school forwards so
carefully that they only made six bas
kets in the whole game. Andrews at
center played well and brought up the to
tal by making four field baskets.
Illlill S IIOOI. SLOW.
On the oilier hand the high school
boys were slow, and though they took
a number of shots for the basket, they
were not able to locate the pocket suc
cessfully, only making one field goal in
the first period. Fay Reeves was the
largest store getter for the high boys.
He threw foul throws with great regu
larity, scoring 12 out of 22, while he
registered two field baskets in the last
session. Two by Captain Behnamann 1 cent fight with Johnny Kilbane and
eluding Kid Gleason, tutor.
of position more often when the men
were off their feet, the judges ac
corded him their decision. On the
conclusion of the match a puree of
$1,500 was split at the ringside.
Gehring getting $1,175 and Yokel
many wno Believe tnat feaersen win
beat the man whom Gotch has chosen
as second only to himself in the mat
game. When the two climb through
the ropes they will be in the best of
condition for a long hard struggle,
it being announced at both camps
yesterday that the men were in the
best of shape.
Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 29. James
J. Jeffries issued a signed statement
last night denying the report that
he had telegraphed James Coffroth
in San Francisco that Abe Attell
ehould have had a draw in his re-
Every day during the
LEXTEX SEASON AT
1718 Third Avenue
Opposite McCabe's store
BY DAVENPORT TEAM
Last night at the Davenport Y. JM. C.
A. gymnasium, the "Y" team took a
crimp in the sails of the Central Tur
ner basketball five of Davenport, trim
ming the team to the tune of 61 to 21,
and evening up the fight for the tri-city
championship. A short time ago the
Turners defeated the association team,
but two of the best association players
were out of the game. Last night Cap
tain Friedholdt and Block were back
in the lineup. Friedholdt made enough
points himself to win the game. Now
I that the two teams are even in the
j battle for supremacy, another game
I will be arranged. The association
' seems to have an edge on the Turners
1 for the title.
Tortured for IS Years
a cure-defying stomach trouble
that baffled doctors and resisted all
'remedies he tried, John W. 11 odd ers
lot Moddersville, Mich.. seemed
: doomed. He had to sell bis farm and
: give up work. His neighbors said
I "he can't live much longer." "What
iever I ate distressed me," he wrote,
;"till I tried Electric Bitters, which
; worked such wonders for me that I
I can now eat things I could not take
l for years. It's surely a grand rem
jedy for stomach trouble." Just as
I good for the liver and kidneys. Ev
ery bottle guaranteed. Only 50 cents
at sli druggists.
and two by Chalk completed the school
count, of 17. The lineups and summary
Socials Forwards, MacManus and
Taber; center, Andrews; guards,
Schauke and Robb.
High School Forwards, Reeves and
Hinkly; center, Behnamann; guards.
Chalk, Coulter, Rincke and Whisler.
Summary Field baskets Taber 11,
MacManus 6, Andrews 4, Behnamann 2,
Reeves 2, Chalk 2, Robb 1. Referee
Hall. Umpire Robb.
RESERVES Wl FROM -V."
Tho Y. M. C. A. five put up but feeble
resistance against the Augustana Re
serve i. who won easily, 12 to 8. The
scoring throughout the battle was light,
only 11 field baskets being registered
by both teams in the game. The "V
men were slow on their feet, and their
team work waa poor, while the Ze
servea passed the ball more swiftly.
Both fives were off on shooting bas
kets, and thouzh the players had re
peated chances to score they would
very seldom roll them in. The asso
ciation team rould have won on foul
throws alone had they been able to
make them, as they had 15 chances
and did not send rne through the hoop.
Captain Young failed to strike his gait,
and only made two goals, while two by
Nichols in the first half and one by
Wilcher made their total of 10.
For the Lutherans, Rudilus at for
ward was the bright star. His efforts
accounted for two field baskets and
seven foul throws which netted 11
points. E. Anderson, playing the oth
er forward, made two spectacular j
baskets from the center of the floor, !
one each half, while Hultgren tallied
one. Froude and Hultgren at the ;
guard) played good games aud held Y '
forwards down welL I
The lineups and summary follow:
Augustana Reserves Forwards, E. j
Anderson and Rudilus; center, H. An '
derson; guards. Froude and Hultgren. i
Y. M. C. A. Forwards, Wilcher and I
Young-: center, Nichcls; guards, Bl?u-l
er and Dean.
that he still should 'be recognized as
the featherweight champion. Jeffries
said: "Referee Eyton's decision was
the only one possibi;. Kilbane hon
estly defeated Attell and earned the
championship. Immediately after the
fight I advised Attell to keep still,
that he had been beaten by a better
boy, and that knocking would do him
no good. I sent no message to Coff
roth or any one else."
Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 29. Patsy
Brancigan of Pittsburgh and Johnny
Sinclair of Cleveland, bantam
weights, fought 1 2 rounds to a draw
Tuesday night. In the popular es
timation Brannlgan had a shade the
better of the bout, there being pun
ishing force behind the blows Jie
Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 29.-
Frankie Burns of New Jersey and Sid
Smith, English bantam, probably
will be matched at New- Orleans for
March 17, over the 20-round route
Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 29. Wres-
Hng for the middleweight champion
ship, Henry Gehring of Cleveland
Tuesday night won the decision over
Mike Yokel of Salt Lake City, after
three hours of hard struggling. Cn
der the terms of the bout, if neither
man secured a fall after three hours,
three Judges were to decide the con
test. As Gehring was the most ag
gressive and as he had the advantage
Eau Claire, Wis., Feb. 29. Walter
Miller, St. Paul's claimant to the
welterweight wrestling title of the
world, Tuesday night wrestled for an
hour in a vain attempt to throw Hen
ry Lindsey of this city. Miller had
agreed to throw Lindsey twice in
that time. As a result of Miller's
failure to throw Lindsey, backers of
the Eau Claire wrestler asserted that
they would try and arrange for a fin
ish match with Miller here for som
future date. Lindsey acted on th
defensive throughout the hour s
wrestling and with the exception of
the last few minutes before time was
called made no attempt to throw
Elgin, 111.. Feb. 29. Because he
"roughed it" during a basketball
came. Fred 'Bailey of Batavia is in
a serious condition from injuries rte
ceived in a free for all fight between
a crowd of several hundred rooters
and members of the Elgin high
school basketball team in which
Bailey was the victim of attack. In
terference of faculty members and
the police saved the player from fa
San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 29. Abe
Attell, the former featherweight
champion, moved into training quar
ters yesterday to prepare for his
fight with "Harlem Tommy" Mur
phy on March 9. Attell received a
warning from his physician that he
must work cautiously because of a
wrenched shoulder muscle. Murphy
also began work, confining himself
to the usual exercise other than box
ly suggested that his work might
not measure up to the adjective; but
Mr. Castle argued that Mr. Mac
Grath had written a gTfat book
no one can dispute that the pub
lisher's balance sheet was too con
vincing a proof. . Well, anyone who
dramatized the story with sympathy
and as far as the exigencies of the
stage would permit, faithfully inter
preted Mr. MacGrath's novel, must
of necessity shine in the reflected
glory of this clever novelist. Mod
esty has no place In the "show busi
ness," so the trade mark became
"A great play from a great book."
It will be interesting to watch the
billboards and see how many "great
books" develop into "great plays."
But there was only one "Uneeda."
The play comes to the Illinois to
morrow night. It is highly praised
by the press in all the cities where
it has been presented.
The directors of the minstrel per
formance which will be offered by
the Rock Island aerie of Eagles at
the Illinois theatre next Sunday are
doing all In their power to make it
a classy and wholesome show in ev
ery particular. The "first part" will
bo artistically mounted. Only the
four end men will be in blackface.
The remainder of the big ensemble
Including Interlocutor Art Stone and
the singers and choristers will be in
evening dress. The "gags" will be
bright and new and clean in every
particular. The most recent song1
hits will be a feature and among the
warblers are such well known tri
city talent as Johnny Naab, Fred
Ehmke, Elmer Showalter, Clarence
Mart, August Swanson, all of Rock
Island, and Major Meyer and Ed
Nelson of Davenport; and these num
bers will be supplemented by the
songs and merry making to be con
tributed by the four end men, Owen
McGuire, John Swanson, Louis
Brindel of Rock Island and John W.
Barr of Davenport. The olio which
will follow is marked by several en
tertaining stunts that will appeal to
the large audience that will assem
ble Sunday night and the concluding
feature will be a spectacular and
ratrlotic sketch, the particulars of
which the impressarlos will not
make public until the evening of the
and the new Colonel manager have
been together most of the time since (
Jack arrived in Louisville last Sat-1
urday. Dally, they are making
plan for the coming season's battle. ,
They are getting acquainted with j
the string of players on the Louis- j
vllle roster before the players ar-:
rive. They will have them all tag-j
ged and assorted before the first ,
practice begins. The twlrlers and '
catchers report Monday, and the i
others about 10 days later.
It seems that about all Tighe will j
have to do to retain his popularity,
till the middle of the season. Is to t
keep the same bunch of players, j .
After that he will have to be up
among the head men, far from the '
dead men below. He has made i
friends ol all be has met thus far. j
and If he has their continued sup-1
port, there Is no question as to his ;
success In his biggest undertaking. .
from a trip round the world, he finds
the latter In possession of his sump- :
tuous home, posing as the millionaire. '
himself and actually betrothed to a
girl who believes that In the burglar
she has for her flanoe a man of fine
breeding and great wealth. It is said '
that Mr. Mcllugh has delivered his
story with a rapid-fire method of fol
lowing scene with situation all '
through the three acts that strongly
suggests the quick, pace of Cohan's
Douglas (Fairbanks, who waa last In ,
Chifaorn fa A tha tJlf nf Tii Pjih .ttd 4
John JR. Miltern. -who will be recalled
as the actor of the winking millionaire
in the long Chicago run of
"The Fortune Hunter." win have
respectively the parts of the million
aire and the burglar, played In New !
York by Wallace Eddinger and George I
F. Nash. The others in the cast will 1
be players of good standing and recog
nized popularity, it 1b promised.
Girl Teams Meet Tomorrow.
Acgustana's feminiue basketball i
R.I. Roller Rink
World's champion in exhibi
World's championship races
each night and matinee Satur
day afternoon ending Saturday
March 1 "The Goose Girl" (Baker
March 3 Eagle3 Minstrels.
March 7 Address by John Mitchell
under 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 Yoss Co.
Daily vaudeville performances at
3:00 and 8:15.
AT THE ILLINOIS.
Imitation is the sincsrest flattery.
j An advertising expert coins a catch!
phrase which makes a commodity!
! famous. Immediately scores of oth-,
ere seek to steal a little of the clev-i
erer man's thunder by coupling imt-j
ifation commodities with, imitation!
trade marks; but the public's ears!
I were tickled with the first coinage
land the plagarisms soon vanish fromi
i the billboards. The National Bis-i
AT THE EMPIRE.
For the last half , of the week, begin
ning today, the Empire is featuring
the "Gypsy Four", playing 16 different
instruments. Miss Housel, a Rock
Island girl, a daughter of Prof. Housel,
who at one time taught music in the
public schools here, is a member
of the Gypsy Four. Mrs. Dorothy
has 15 snow white poodles, the largest
weighing 12 and the smallest two and
one-half pounds. It is said to be a
pretty act. The McConnell Sisters
are singers and dancers. Manuel,
Alexander & Co. offer a comedy play
let, "The Stenographer." The three
Dolce Sisters present a dainty singing
AT THE CHICAGO GRAND.
George M. Cohan and Samuel H.
Harris will began their 10-years ten
acy of the Grand opera house, Chicago,
on Sunday night, March 3. with the
presentation of "Officer CtSG," which is
described by the management asv a
"melodramatic farce." It is the wori
of Augustin Mcllugh, a new play
wright; it was recently produced in
New Y'ork city, where its success has
been of a kind to warrant Cohan &
Harris in putting together a second
cast for the inauguration of their man
agement cf the Grand, which by the
way, will for the future be known aa
"George M. Cohan's Grand opera
house," following the custom of the
young actor-playwright-manager in us
ing his name In conjunction with that
of any playhoiibc he takes over or
buiids. ' '
As to "Officer 66C," it deals with the
adventures of a young millionaire and
a burglar the former making acquain
tance with the thief when, returning
Falls Victim to Thieves.
S. W. Bends of Coal City, Ala.,
has a . Justifiable grievance. Two
thieves stole his health for 12 years.
They were a liver and kidney trou
ble. Then Dr. King's New Life Pills
throttled them. He's well now. Un
rivalled for constipation, malaria,
headache, dyspepsia, 25 cents at all
Friday, March 1.
A Great Flay From Great Book, i
THE GOOSE GIRL
George D. Baker's Ifc-amatization of
Harold MacGrath's Intensely In- '
teresting and Itoniantic Novel.
By Arrangement with Bobbs-Merril
Presented by a raat said to be unus
ually clever, enhanced with a
sumptuous and gorgeous
Prices 25c, 50c, 75c, $1.
Seats now selling. Phone 224 West.
Fourth Ave. and Nineteenth St.
Last half New show.
SEVEN GREAT ACTS
Every act has worked the
Ask about it.
Telephone 708 West.
Seat Sale at
9 a. m. Phone 224 West
Prices 25, 50, 75c. Box $1