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THE ROCK IS1LAXP ARGUS, THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1912.
KELLY; FAST GO
Middleweight Elimination Con
test Won by Oshkosh Man
After Hard Fight.
ITALIAN LANDS PUNCHES
Loaer Counts More Often, but His
Blows Fail to Do Damage
Winner Haa the Sting.
CONNIE MACK IS HOPEFUL OF MAKING IT
THREE STRAIGHT WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIPS
Kenosha, March 21. The aggres
siveness of Eddie McGoorty of Osh
kosh eliminated, for the time being,
Hugo Kelly from the middleweight
championship race here last night,
McGoorty winning after 10 hard
fought rounds. Both men worked
exceptionally fast, Kelly being the
more clever, but McGoorty offset this
cleverness by his hard hitting and
forcing of the mill.
Kelly featured the battle with a
Jab and hook and a right uppercut
which usually found its mark, but
inflicted little damage. McGoorty did
not land so often, but when he did
connect the blow usually slowed Kel
ly. Each punch of the Oshkosfi con
tender carried a sting and that they
hurt Kelly was evinced by his de
!re to clinch in the later rounds.
The battle was clearly fought.
Kelly working for points most of the
time and McGoorty waiting for a
chance to rip over his right hand.
Several times it appeared as though
Kelly was In distress after that right
liuDd had landed, but he came back
every time fresh and willing,
inn he mil i cu t i:hi.y.
The blizzard did not quell the In
terest of the funs, who began filing
into the arena as early as 6:30. Ke
nosha promoters insisted that the1
" ' 1 .
Snapshots at Connie Mack.
With two worlas championships tacked up ti his credit, wily old Con
nie Mac of the Athletics, baa ad i-it ted he doem". see any reason un
der the sun why he shouldn't land another this year. Be will have the
same team with which he finished In 1911. and added experience ought
to make it a better one. for most of his men tre comparatively young.
The pictures of the champions leader were snapped while he sat on the
bench, closely following the game and wigwagging signals to his players'
with his scorecar"-
m . TT 0 HI mm
worm voss oays mat lie is a
Crackerjack and Boy Who
Beats Him Must Fight.
MATCH ON AT THE ILLINOIS
Grpplers to Contest for Middle West
Honors Gamble Undisputed
Cliauip of His Class.
he felt inclined to give the boxers
a free rein.
SHKKIFK HEARS FROM GOVKRNOU.
Sheriff Stahl declared he had re
house was sold out, and many failed ceived word from the governor iuai
to get tickets. Little scalping was 'there would be no interference from
done on the pasteboards, those hold-'state oflicials, leaving the entire ai
lng coupons agreeing that it was fair in the hands of local officials,
worth more to nee the fight than to j The sheriff said that be was satisfied
make a few dollars. !that no laws had been broken so far
C. in Harlem last night. JN'early 4,000
men raw the scrap and a large ma
jority of them were surprised by the
Logansport, Ind., March 21. Harry
Birkenruth, a jockey well known on
the American and European turf and
who von many of the richest stakes
John Voss, veteran Islander wrestler
who knows how to judge other WTest
lers, says that Jesse Slaymaker of Al
bany, who Is to meet Shorty Gamble
of Burlington this evening at the Illi
nois, is a crackerjack, and it will take
a corking good man to put his should
ers to the mat. And, judging from
Voss statement, it is not to be won
dered at that Carl Brown of Waterloo
refused to come along and give the
Albany gTappler a chance to put him
on the mat. Slaymaker won from Nick
Collins of Chicago last week in 52
minutes, and so injured Collins in the
fall that the Chicago man had to aban
don the match. That man from Bur
lington will have to travel 6ome to
beat the Illini man.
WIXS ALL BUT IX
A few words of Shorty's record
during nia career, which lasts over
five years, show that he has partlci
pated in 271 matches, and that he has
lost five of them and gone to a draw
in eight of them. He weighs something
over 140 pounds, is the undisputed wel
terweight champion of the west, and
is game to take on anybody in that
class. He is to arrive here tonight at
6:40 with his manager, Bob Laurance
His condition is reported as great
The preliminaries are to be fast and
classy, and Lonie Page will be among
the list. Thompson is to referee, and
it is going to be some entertainment.
Hyports of the authorities planning! in the revival of the game here andjon Chicago tracks with horses owned
to stop the fight bobbed up several
limes during the afternoon, but each j
of theso rumors when chas-d down'
proved groundless. Sheriff Stahl v as'
tt the rlnsRiife early and announced
thnt the bout would go as billed.
that he rould see no reason why th:s
bout should be censured.
Both principals made weight easily
by Louis Ezcll, is dead in London, ac
cording to advices received by rela
tives here. Death was the result of
when they stepped upo the scales ; injuries received in a fall while racing
at Vienna In 1910.
St. Jorcph, Mo., March 21. The ref
eree stopped .the fight between Harry
hi 4:40. An incident came up while
the men were stripping preparatory
Several Kenosha ministers, who I to scaling. Marty Forkins, MtCoor
bnd protested against the light to!'y's manager, started the talking by
Coverrcr McGovern yesterday and. 'he statement hat he would prove ..,, . . .
w bo had tried to Eton the fight, were McGoorty is a middleweight. S lvie
alpo et ti e rintRide as guests c' Fher-! Ferrctl said that he doubted it, buti5els of st- Joseph n the third round,
11T Sin!-!. The local county oflWr i he would go one better. ; with Buckles nearly out.
Invited the church represent at :ves in j The beam was set at loS and Mc- "
cr-ler thpt thry nilirht hre whether or : Goorty stepped ou and never Btirred Everett, Wash., March 21. Chester
not the law was violated. j the weight. K-lly than hopped on j Horton, the former Chicago golf pro-
Two Irrjl Y. M. ('. A. officials j the si ali s and again the beam remain-jff-Bsional. is out with a challenge to
viewed (he contest .".rrt from the,ert still. Then McGoorty moved the i nieet Jack McDermott of Philadelphia,
church delerrptlon. Hoth of them I weights until he balanced at 157. lne national open champion, in a
ieii! nciipii on tne ration of the rrowd J-orKins lausned, but changed tne match for J5L"J a side.
rii'! nnxers. Tney declared they were I li.ugh when Kelly scaled In ar l.6'4.
t the Cght ns spectators and not in! Loth men appeared to be in per
tlie Interests of the Law and Order i feet shape and both were extremely
league. jonfident. There was little talk by
Mavor Scbolcy also was among the j the boxers when they met. McGoorty
PT'Pctatnrs and appeared the most In-jepoke first, greeting the Italian. I'.oth
tc rested In the hall. Tho nayer has men masked their seriousness with
Jus been nineinated by the demo-1 attempts to joke and smiie, but it
cratic i-arty to suiceed himself and ' as seen that each was siziug up the
. l-olher in hopes of discovering some
weakness which would benefit the
other in the scrap.
II M IN .001( MIIK.
Chattanooga, Tenn., March 21. Jake
Abel of Chattanooga won his handicap
match with Charley Kennedy of New
York. Kennedy agreed to put Abel
cut in eight rounds, but failed. Nat
Dewey lost a decision to "Young"'
for the Cannonites, and then lit out to
escape the draft.
Decatur Herald: Roy Scherer, who
v.as brought to the Rock Island club
by -Gonding last season from the West
era league, and later secured by Sioux
City, has been purchased by the De
catur club. Scherer is an outfielder,
and though he was rather green last
year, ana nig neiaing record w-as a
little ragged, he was considered a phc
nomenal hitter. He has a mark of 297
in last season's batting list, and with
coaching in his work in the field gives
good promise as a coming star.
The Three-Eye league managers the
coming year are: Dan O'Leary, Dav
enport; Bade Myers, Quincy: Dick
Smith, Springfield;. Chick Frazer, De
catur; John Masking, Danville; Harry
Ray, Bloomington; Charles Stis, Pe
oria; and Clarence Rowland, Dubuque
Brown's Business Collie
New York, March 21. Matt Wnlls,
champion lightweight f England, who
left here in November last after fight-
New Term Opens Monday,
Classes in Shorthand and
o. jrpe wining wu kuuuuue an
If you are thinking of study
in; Shorthand, NOW is the
time to enroll.
Start with the NEW CLASS
and you will be ready for a
position in the fall.
Full particulars upon re
quest. (Phone, W. 1974.)
W. B. Dewey, Principal.
McGoorty asserted that his bands, ing several good men, returned yes
which have kept him out of the ring i terday on the steamship Olympic He
lor some time, are in perfect shape said he was prepared to meet any man
now, and that he would force th'of his class, but preferred a match
fighting. Kelly said that McGoorty ! with Ad Wclgast. If he cannot get the
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had better not bring the fight to him
for he would lose if this happened.
Many McGoorty backers were
about town most of the afternoon of
fering 5 to 4 on the Oshkosh man to
win. Some wagers were taken, but
the Kelly money did not seem so
plentiful as the badger gold. One
man canvassed local hotels with
f.'OO, offering to place it against $3S0
but he failed to get it down.
John McGoorty, father of Eddie,
was one of the most excited specta
tors at the ringside. The aged par
ent enthusiastically boosted his son's jhard bloW8 to dy
prowoss anu auiiuies auu iuriner was
willing to place his money on Eddie
to lead at the wire. McGoorty, Sr.,
came from Oshkosh accompanied by
several friends "just to see the boy
champion the Rriton will seek match
es with McFarland, Iach, Cross and
Tommy Murphy. Welis is willing to
sign up for a tussle with Wolgast if
he will be allowed to weigh in at 133
pounds at 3 o'clock. For McFarland
he will tip the beam at 135 pounds
Syracuse, X. Y, March 21. Kid Ju
lian of Syracuse outfought Johnny
Dundee of New YorJt in 10 furious
rounds here last night. Dundee was
slmost out in the eighth from Julian's
New York, March 21. Endurance
alone saved Carl Morris, the Oklahoma
heavy weight. In a crushing defeat at
the hands of Jim Stewart of Brooklyn
in a 10-round match at the Empire A.
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March 30, 31 Moving pictures
Amusement Promoting company.
April 1 "Louisiana Lou," by
Salle Opera company.
April 5, 6 White slave traffic lec
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April 7 "The Lion and the Mouse.
April 8 Concert, auspices Rock Is
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April 14 Aborn Opera company, in
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the: empire. '
Daily vaudeville performances
3:00 and 8:15.
AT THE EMPIRE.
Beginning today and ending Sunday
night Manager Dolly has provided for
his patrons an unusual bill in the way
of musical comedy. Lew Fields pre
sents Nat Fields in "The Girl Behind
the Counter," supported by a company
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FOR SCHOOL FAIR
The commiitee appointed Monday
afternoon met last evening and made
definite plana for the carnival which
la going to be held for the purpose
of replenishing the athletic treasury of
the high school.
Various committees were appointed
and the dates of the 19th and 20th
of April were chosen for the holding
of the fair. A. G. Hill was chosen
as business manager, while Glen Reid
will have charge of the advertising
and Ben Clarke will act In the ca
pacity of the parade manager. Candy
bcoths, popcorn stands, necktie
counters, art galleries and various
other attractions will be arranged
while special attention will be given
to the big performance which Is to
be given by members of the alumni.
The chairmen of the committees thus
far appointed are as follows: Candy,
Fae Atkinson, art gallery. Lei and
Tcwnsan; cobweb room, Winifred
Reck; stereopticon room, John W.
spirators. Two score liberals are
confined in the penitentiary at
Managua and are held incommun
icado pending the termination of the
present investigation by the government.
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news all the time The
Shorty Gamble, undisputed weltei
weight champion of the middle west
Big Bill Jacobsen is a Giant only in
stature now. A few days ago Muggsy
McGraw put the rollers under the for
mer Islander and put him on a train
labeled Mobile, Ala., the home of the
Pelican Southern league team. That
is where Bill is to be allowed to rub
off some of the rough spots.
Decatur, 111., March 21. "Accept
terms of the Decatur baseball club.
Will report April 1." This telegram
received yesterday assured the local
baseball magnates that Charles
(Chick) Frazer would be the man to
kad the Commodores in the coming
season. Frazer is 41 years old ana
ccmes of Scotch ancestry. He is mar
ried. Salary inducements held out to
Frazer were not announced, but it is
understood that his compensation
will be between $1,500 and $2,000 for
the season and that a liberal bonus
will be his if he land3 his team in the
first division. Frazer has had a long
and successful big league experience.
! His first experience was with the Phil
adelphia Nationals in 1900, having
served two years with Minneapolis and
four with Louisville. From there he
jumped to the Mackmen, but returned
to the Phillies in 1902 and was with
them to the end of the 1904 season.
The Boston Nationals in 1905 and Cin-
j cinnati in 1906 were his next ven
' tures. Following this he was with the
Chicago Cubs for two seasons, when he
i was released to New Orleans, and fail
j ing to report, was suspended. He then
jwent to the California outlaws and
! pitched for Lea Angeles, going from
J there to the Chicago West Ends. H
jwas reinstated in tbe 6pring of 1911
! and joined New Orleans, but encount
' ered some hard luck and wag released
'in July. Gcin to Danville he started
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This act also carries some scenic sar
torial surprises. The special feature
is the famous soda fountain scene.
While this Is a complete show in it
self the management has added two
other acts. O. W Courtney, an eccen
tric juggler, and the Musical Freder
icks in a comedy musical act, and two
reels of motion pictures.
The dramatization of Louisa M. Al
cott's famous work, "Little Women,''
will be presented at the Burtis this
evening and the famous characters
brought forth in that popular book
will be brought back to real life.
FITS SUES RIVAL.
Chicago, March 21. Robert Fitz-
simmons, former champion heavy
weight pugilist, filed suit for $100,000
in the circuit court yesterday against
John M. Taylor of 935 East Sixtieth
street, for the alleged alienation of his
wife's affections. "We claim that
Taylor, who is a comedian, has broken
up the home of Fitzsimmons," said Ho
bart Young, attorney for Fitzsimmons.
Several days ago Fitzsimmons and
Taylor engaged in an encounter. Tay
lor later filed two suits in the super
ior court against Fitzsimmons charg
ing assault and defamation of charac
ter. Taylor is a 6tudent at the Univer
sity of Chicago.
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'New Orleans, March 21. Dr.
Juan Cavala, consul of Nicaragua, de
nies reports of the discovery of a plot
to dynamite Secretary Knox's train
on March 5, when the secretary vis
ited Managua. Dr. Cavala said he
had just received a letter from the
Nicaraguan minister at Washington
in which he states that during the
stay of Mr. Knox in Nicaragua there
was not a single development to mar
the visit. Dr. Cavala said certain
liberals were arrested merely to fore
stall a threatened demonstration
against Mr. Knox. The story was to
the effect that 13 dynamite bombs
had been placed beneath the roadbed
ever which Secretary Knox's special
train traveled from Corinto to Man
agua and connected with an electric
battery. These were discovered by
government agents and will be used
as evidence against the alleged con-
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