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RICHARD BENNETT AND BOY IN PASSERS-BY GRAND
MEASLEY POUND OR TWO KEEPS PACKEY
AWAY FROM LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Change of Program Today
The. Wonders of the 20th
FIVE OTHER Bid ACTS
Telephone West 708.
C;nce Bock Island Has Dropped
Interests That Are Now Playing
Out the Scheme Has
Big Part in Destinies of
the League. .
TOO LATE IN THE SEASON
GAVE DECATUR FRANCHISE
Moline Mx Hold Off and Await De
AJ 1eisy of Peoria Admitted That His
velopments of Next Year
17 Saloons In That City Caused
Change of Vote.
THE ROCK TSUAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1912.
Baseball fans in Mollne, Freeport,
Clinton, Cedar -Rapids and Waterloo
are still hopeful of launching a six
club league to play class C ball this
season, and unless something- trans
pires to make the magnates in those
cities change their minds, a meeting
will be held tomorrow night at the
Manufacturers' hotel in Moline. As
surance has been given to Waterloo
and Cedar Rapids promoters by Island
er magnates who have been in the
game, as well as those who came near
to breaking into this year, that as far
as Rok Island is concerned, there is
nothing doing. That was why the
dectlng for last niirht was called off
at the eleventh hour, and that may
be a reason for abandoning the .pro
ject. Of course If the other five cit
ies can get together and launch a
league by securing a city to fill In in
the place that wag oriRinally tagged
for the islanders, all well and good.
The situation in the other five burgs is
iiot like it is In Reck Island.
KKIMON l-OK Ul lTTISG.
Hrlefly stated, the reasons why
Rock Island does not want a six-club
league, are, that a Eix-club league has
seldom provt-n a success; the season
is late for putting through the scheme;
the class of hall would Le below the
standard to which Islander bugs are
educated; hotter ball will be furnish
ed across the river, and Islander mag
nates predict that a year's rest will he
best for the fans. In view of the show
ing of last reason.
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DAVENPORT "Y" IS i
CHAMP TITLE HOLDER
Clnan, fast basketball marked the
rise of the Davenport Y. M. C. A. quin
tet to the undisputed basketball cham
pionship of the trl-cities, through the
defeat cf the Davenport Turners, 37
to 2. last iiiKht at the Turner gymnasl
1'in. The first half of the game result
ed IS tu 11 In favor of the Disciples,
but In the second half, after they had
become accustomed to tho strange
floor, they climbed way ahead of the
Turner. Referee Kellogg, athletic di
rector of Iowa Btute university, im
ported especially , for the occasion,
proved his worth w ith the w hU'le, and
lept the game clean all the way
through. Captain Frledholdt was the
star of the game. He made 21 of the
points for the association. Krabhen
hoeft was the best Turner. This was
the third game between the teams
this yenr. The other two games were
evenly divided. No other team in the
trl clttes has come close to winning
from either of those who played last
under the editorship of John B. Fos
ter, continues to improve over previ
ous Issues, and the "fan" who cannot
en'hnse over its contents will certain
ly be hard to please. The Guide is for
sale by all newsdealers or will be sent
postpaid on receipt of 10 cents by the
publishers, American Sports Publish
ing company, 21 Warren street, New
BROWN IS STILL
"Cyclone" Tommy Thompson
Diminishes Into Mild Wind
Storm and Succumbs.
If the dominating factor that im
pelled Al E. Leisy of Peoria to ex
tend himself in behalf of Decatur at
the recent league meeting may be
taken as a criterion of the sort of
circuit the Three-Lamp has come to
be, said circuit may well be dubbed
the Whisky circuit. You all know
that Alfred E. is Interested in the
brewery business in Peoria. Some of
rou know that there are Leisy sa
loons over the etate. Well, it was
for 17 of those same Leisy saloons
that Alfred was voting when he fa
vored Decatur in Chicago last week.
In explaining his change in favor of
Decatur, rather than Rock Island, he
frankly admitted that it was these 17
saloons that he was considering and
rot because of any great love for the
Commodore city. It was a purely
business move with him and not done
in the interests of good sport. Poi
that makes two cities that are In it
because of the saloons.
TEARNEY THERE, TOO.
That distinguished personage, Al
bert R. Tearney. prexy of the league,
is the controller of several
liquid refreshment emporiums in the
Windy city. So there is another rea
son for dubbing it the liquor circuit
Seeing that there are Three-Lamps
in the league, the posts may be used
to good advantage before the 1912
season has progressed Into the fee
NOT IN BEST CONDITION
Spalding Guide Out.
Once more the baseball season is
ushered in with the appearance of the
30th isu of this famous ammnl.
lloth In picture and text the Guide.
Iironl-ll Challenges Winner and De
feuted Man Wants Iteturn o
Carl Brown of Waterloo continues
to stand forth in the limelight of
Illinois and Iowa wrestlers in a lit
tle class all alone, for last night he
defeated "Cyclone" Tommy Thomp
son of Hock Island in two straight
falls at the Illinois theatre, thereby
retaining the toga which marks his
championship in some class yet to
be discovered, lfe is a champion all
right enough, there is no gainsaying
that fact, for ho has defeated every
w-restler who has bucked up against
him. Some of them have gone down
in double quick order. Thompson
stayed about as long as any of those
who have been defeated by the Wat
erloo grappler. He stayed a little
more than 40 minutes. Brown was
quicker, stronger and had more en
durance when the match had
progressed. Thompson, handicapped
by the fact that he only secured a
week's training, looked like a cy
clone for the first few minutes, but
after that his condition began to tell
and he dwindled down into a mild
I ISSORS ARM.
The fatal Brown seissors-on-arm
held caused the downfall of the for
mer champ in the first fall. It oc
curred In 25:42 of wrestling time.
From the start, Thompson stayed be
hind his opponent, worked fast and
secured several holds. Hut Brown
was too strong and broke them all.
Finally, when Brown did get behind,
he dove for his favorite hold, se
cured it and pinned Tommy to the
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A measley coupl
of pounds ta ali
that keeps Packey
champion of tba
- Most fight critics
agree that if tb
Chicago lad could
make tbe weight
demanded by the
limitations, and be
strong, he could
clean Ad Wolgast
or any other boy
in the business. He
Is exceedli gly
fast, clever, ag
gressive, and has
he has the punch,
especially in his re
It la inspiring to
see Packey go after
an opponent when
he has been stung
by a vicious and
He feints and leads,
his adversary, until
he backs tbe unfor
tunate vlctliu up
against the ropes,
ther he unlooses a
veritable fusllade jf
hoo'-i , and upper
cuts to the midriS
and Jaw. .
Tonight at 8:20
Charles Frohman Presents
With the original New
York and Chicago Com
pany. Seats 50c to $1.50.
tunity to regain the title, suggesting
Labor day as a convenient date. Mean
time, he said, he intended to rest. Kil
bane's theatrical tour soon will land
him tin Cleveland, where his friends
have planned a reception.
Omaha, Neb., March 7. Emil Klank,
manager for Yussif Mahmout, the
Turkish wrestler, issued a challenge
to Stanislaus Zbyszcko, for a finish
match and posted $1,000 as part of a
$5,000 aide bet. Klank stated that he
was willing to hold the match in any
city offering a satisfactory purse.
Hot Springs, Ark., March 7. It -was
rumored here that Billy Elmore, for
mer captain' of detectives in Pitta
burgh, is here trying to entice ball
players away from the major leagues
to join the United States organization.
Elmore smiled when questioned about
New York, March 7. The executive
committee of the United States Gqlf
association, which completed a two
day session, settled all doubts as to
the -conditions for governing the next
amateur championship. The elimina
tion test suggested by H. Chandler
Detroit, Mich., March 7. It was offi
cially decided to change the name of
the new Detroit American league base
ball grounds from Bennett park to
Navin field. W. H. Yawkey, part own
er of the Detroit club, determined the
issue in honor of President Frank J.
Dubuque, Iowa, March 7. Tom
Stark, last year manager of the Mon
mouth Central association team, yes
terday accepted terms from the Wichi
ta (Kas.j "Western league team. Stark
passed the winter in Dubuque.
New York, March 7. Pembroke Fin
layson, formerly of the Brooklyn Na
tional league team, died in Brooklyn
of peritonitis. He was only '22 years
old. It was said yesterday that ho
strained himself while playine last
summer for the Memphis team and Egan of Chicago was sent to the dls-
that he Drobablv never recovered. Fin- card and the old system again will be
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1 utes shorter than the first. Brown1
iarpeared to get stronger, while the
local grappler's strength diminished.
A full nelson won the match for
Crown after the second fall had
progressed 15:10. It was the pre
diction of the wrestlers who have
gene against Brown that Tommy
would have to win in short order if
hf expected to win at all. The de
feated grappler said that he would
like a return match if given ample
time for training. He is willing to
post a side bet for the next perform
ance. Harry Brondell challenged the
winner, and it may be that he will
again buck up against the Water
looan. PAfiK GOOIt Afi VIX.
Little Lonle Page, Davenport
lightweight grappler, tossed "Kid"
Klank of Pittsburgh to the mat'twice
in 27:37 wrestling time. The first
fall was with a scissors on arm and
the second with scissors on body.
Page was crafty, quick, strong and
in good condition. The match was
slow, but it was a corker. ' Page bid
ed his time and when he saw an open
ing, went for it and won. In the
first match. Roy Montgomery defeat
ed Alvjn liavis. ine nrst ran was
in 8:08 with a hammerlock and scis
ccrs on arm. In the second after
about 12 minutes on the mat. Davis
fell and fractured his thumb and had
Tbe spectators numbered more
than have been attracted by any
other match. Brown stated that of
the four tri-city wrestlers who have
bucked up against him, George
Xitholson, the Greek demon, lasted
longest and put up the toughest
fight. In his match, the demon last
ed 4 4 minutes, a little better than!
Thompson, next best man.
layson leaves a widow and two chil
dren. He was born in South Carolina.
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324-326-328 Brady street, Davenport.
All tbe news all tbe time. The
Bloomlngton, 111., March 7. The offi
cial schedule for the Illinois collegiate
basketball tournament which opens
here today was completed yesterday.
The games for today are: Shurtleff
vs. Bradley, William and Vashti vs.
Lombard, tWesIeyan vs. Normal, Lin
coln vs. Millikin, Illinois vs. w inner of
Shurtleff-Bradley game and Eureka vs.
winner of William and Vashti-Lom-bard
St. Joseph, Mo., March 7. Clarence
English of Omaha and "Wildcat
Ferns of Oklahoma battled 15 vicious
rounds to a draw.
Atlanta, Ga., March 7. Frank Whit
ney of Chicago was given the popular
decision over Grover Hayes of Colum
bus, O., at the end of a 10-round bout.
Springfield, Mo., March 7. Dennis
Magirl of Omaha lost to Pierce Mat
thews of St. Louis after 10 rounds of
fast fighting. "Cyclone" Tom Henry
was knocked out in 12 seconds by Er
ne Dean of Kansas, City and Walter
Kilrain of Baltimore was knocked out
in 10 seconds by Jack Lindley, a negro,
Stockton, HI., March 7. Steve Ket-
chel knocked out Mickey Reilly of Mil
waukee in the fifth round. The battle
was a terrific one. Ketchel was match
ed to meet the best man obtainable at
the next show.
Chattanooga, Tenn., March 7. R. C
Sharp, manager of Nat Dewey of this
city, accepted tbe terms of Matehma
ker L. G. Flynn of the Longacre Ath
letic club whereby Dewey meets Joe
Jeanette before the latter's club March
New York, March 7. In a letter to
the executive committee of the United
States Golf association, Harold H. Hil
ton, the English international golf
champion, announces definitely that he
will again visit America this year to
defend his title. This time he will be
accompanied by a large party of promi
nent British amateurs, all eager to add
few American scalps to their tro
phies. Hilton expresses pleasure at
the change In the championship dates
here, explaining that "for some reason
or other Britons have come to regard
with terror the American climate dur
ing July and August." Fred Herre
shoff will leave New York on April C
to compete in the British champion
ships at Westward Ho. Herreshoff, it
will be remembered, carried Hilton to
the 37th hole in the sensational final
round of the amateur championship at
Apawamis last September.
ARE YOU WISE?
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to suffer after meals to have
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has benefitted thousands of suf
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Oakland, Cal., March 7. For the no
vel reason that the fighters are nurs
ing personal grudges against each
other, the city commissioners have de
I clared off the return match between
j Frankie Burns and Johnny Frayne,
! scheduled here for March 20. The au
jthorities declare that boxing must be
i conducted in a scientific spirit and
; that the recent 10-round go between
Burns and Frayne were marked by
' attempts to injure each other.
San Francisco, Cal., March 7.
Johnny Kilbane. the new feather
weight champion, announced here his
cabby Is Ideal, and as many of the
night lawk jehus of New York hail
from tho other side of the Atlantic,
Andrews thought he would be able to
mix among them after midnight in his
makeup and be mistaken for the real
thing. His first experience was to buy
a hansom and horse for the night.
The whole outfit cost him $12. Then
he drove down Broadway through the
tenderloin, regardless of the fact that
he was trailing through the city con
trary to police regulations. He was
held up several times and turned into
by-streets, until finally he found a fare.
Some benighted, befuddled individual
tumbled into his cab and askod to be
driven to 1493 River, the same being
a telephone number and not ' an ad
dress. Andrews had to get the real
address from the telephone exchange,
the location being One Hundred and
Sixteenth street. When he arrived at
his destination he found his cab empty
and driving back to a downtown stand
he was hailed again by the same in
dividual, who had apparently fallen
out of the cab in some way and was
now sitting on the sidewalk. Andrews
had several fares during the night,
which resulted in a total of $2.89 be
ing received for bis night'B work. The
odd 9 cents was a tip one disputed
fare came nearly lauding Andrews in
a police station. The climax of his
adventures arrived at daybreak when
some philanthropical individual said
that the horse Andrews was driving
was mostly ribs and incapable of sup
porting itself unless in tbe shafts.
Andrews humored the situation for
a while until he realized that the mat
ter was very serious and likely to land
him In jail. He had leased the horse
and hansom and was legitimately the
driver as he had collected fares for
service besides, he had been driving
around without a license. It took
more than ordinary explanation to ex
tricate him from the dilemma and he
decided that although he enjoys play
ing Nighty in "Passers-By," a real
night hawk's job is not a happy one.
AT THE CORT.
At the Cort theatre, Chicago, Miss
Margaret Illington continues to do im
usually good business In her new
The Biggest Musical Comedy
Company of tbe Seaaon,
"A WINNING HISS"
The original company that
played the Moline theatre
Will be here with the com
pany, formerly with "The
Goddess of Liberty" and
2 5 PRETTY GIRLS 2 5
And lots of funny comedians.
A carload of special scenery
and electrical effects..
$1.50 show for 10c and 20c.
Seats selling. Phone East 37.
March 7 Address by John Mitchell
under auspices Tri-City Federation of
March "My Wife's Family."
March 15 Davenport Elks' Min
March 17 "The Gamblers" (John
March 24 Flora De Voss Co.
Dally vaudeville performances at
3:00 and 8:15.
AT THE ILLINOIS.
"The Gamblers," Charles Klein's
highly successful play which comes to
the Illinois March 17, is a Wall street
drama with get-rich-quick trimmings.
It 6hows bow a young Napoleon of
finance can involve honorable bankers
by his reckless methods, and even tie
them up in the meshes of the United
States authorities. In the course of
all this he very nearly ruins his own
father, whom he afterward seeks to
save by assuming all the blame.
AT THE GRAND.
A. G. Andrews, who plays "Nighty,"
the cabby, in C. Haddon Chambers'
"Passers-By," which appears at the
Grand tonight, got into serious
trouble just before leaving New
York through, as he himself puts it,
"going out on a bit of i, lark, doncher
American play, "Kindling," by Charles
Kenyon, a young California author. t
This play is proving the most success
ful of any of the many successes In
which Miss Illington has appeared in
recent years. The theme is novel to
the stage and it is handled In a mas
terly and novel manner. The problem
involved is one of the utmost social
Importance and the play itself is tech
nically a masterpiece. In addition to
the gripping heart-compelling story
there Is a vast quantity of comedy
and the characterizations are intelli
gent and complete to the last detail.
Miss Illington as Maggie Schultz, the
young, ignorant wife of the tenements
who steals In order to secure tho
money to go into a new land where
there are trees and flowers and fresh
air that her expected 'child may be
born amid surroundings that will give
a fair chance In life, does not only the
best work of her career, but has cre
ated a character that will live in, the
history of the stage so icomplete Is it
in every detail. Unlike a great many
stars Miss Illington believes In sur
rounding herself with the best obtain
able company and in her support this
season are such well known players
as Byron Beasley, Frank Campeau,
John Jex, Frank E. Camp, Annie Mack
Iie-rlein, Ruth Tomllnson and - Helen
Tracy. There is a regular matinee at
the Cort each Saturday and a special
popular priced matinee each Wednesday.
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