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SAME OLD STORY;
TOPPERS WIN TWO
SCENE IN 'THE LION AND THE MOUSE"
Independents and Colts Defeat!
the Bottom Bung Teams
for Pair Apiece.
SALZMANN IN USUAL PLACE
Leads the Bunch With 553
creiMf Chance for High
THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, Al'KIL, 2, 1912.
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COMMRKCIAX LBAGI E STAXDIXG.
Atbletlca . . .
Pretzels . . .
Same old story again today, Colts
win two out of three from the Pret
zels and the Independents duplicate
the trick with the Athletics as vic
tims and so there Is no appreciable
' change In the percentage column of
the Commercial league. The games
throughout were marked by arerage
howling. The Pretzels and Athletics
each won the first game of their re
spective series. The scores:
Harms 153 14T. 180 478
Llitt 1C3 139 182 484
Soule 163 161 136 460
Van Etten 129 148 1S1 458
Huston 146 189 174 509
782 853 2389
Dahl 137 150
LIndholm ....151 167
Ei-lnge 165 158
Collins 131 139
Mueller 190 165
Totals 774 779
II. Wlrh 146 151
E. A. Wich 133 164
Gllson 149 147
J. H. Wich 151 174
Salzmann ....191 182
Totals 770 818
Thode 179 182
Ruths 194 141
Meaner 195 144
Hueckstedt ...131 150
Stark 141 136
Totals 840 753
HOWMX; SQI IR4.
Each team sent one good score in
at the finish. Salzniann was highest
with 553, Thode comes next with 537,
Mueller finished third with 523, and
Iluxton fourth with 509.
Llitt rolled 4 84 last night, while
Falzmann ran more than 100 points
ahead of him. The Colt's leading
pin kicker will soon have the top
notch average cinched.
Collins and Hueckstedt rattled the
pins for 4 20 apiece, the low score of
the evening's performance.
It was by a margin of three pins
that the Independents copped their
Chicago. April 3. George Darls,
once with the Giants and White Sox,
Is running a bowling alley In Harlem,
and says he'll never come back.
Paris, April 3. The International
amateur 1S2 inch balk line tourna
ment ended yesterday. The final game
tii won foy Mortier of France, who
beat Darantiere of France, 40O to 156,
thus Winning the tournament and the
challenge cup. The final order Is:
Mortier, France, 8-1; Artus, France,
C3; Darantiere, France, 5-4; Maura,
Helglum. 5-4; Agassiz, Switzerland,
6-4; Poensgen. Germany, 5-4; Rondil,
France, 6 4; PogKenhurg, I'nited
States. 3 6; lAbourel, France, 2-7; De
lree, France, 18.
Columbus. Ohio. April ?. At the end
if in fast rounds of boxing. Benny
Kaufman of Philadelphia had a slight
advantage over Johnny Aibanese of
San Francisco. Cal.. April 3. The
first Chinese baseball team to play In
this country showed surprising mas
tery of the game yesterday, but was
April 6th and 7th
Hie Marvelous $flO.OOO Iroduction.
A Complete Lecture by Francis Whitney. Sound Effects.
Don't miss It. During this engagement the theatre will be
open from 1:45 p. m. to 10 p. m. Performances at 2. 4, 7 and 9 p.
m. Owing to the enormous cost of production the' price of
Admission will be: Children, 10c; Adults, 25c.
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AND R. M'CLEARY
Are to Wrestle at What Cheer,
Iowa, Next Wednesday
LOOK FOR A CLOSE MATCH
Demon's Return to the Mat Game
Conies After Weeks of Un
Forced to foresake the mat game
for more, than a month because of
injuries received while training with
"Cyclone Tommy" Thompson, George
Nicholson, the Greek demon wrestler,
is just getting back Into the game.
He goes to What Cheer, Iowa, next
Wednesday to wrestle with Ralph lc
Cleary, the Muscatine lad who was
asked to go on at the Illinois theatre
tonight with Harry Brondeil of Dav
enport. McCleary outweighs Nichol
son several pounds, but just the same
George eypects to put a crimp in the
big boy's mat aspirations by tossing
him twice. George is In first class
shape, anxious to get back In the
game, and to retrieve himself for the
loss of his match to Brondeil early
LOOKS FOR VICTORY.
He has been in training for a little
more than a week and will be In ex
cellent condition in another week.
McCleary, flespite his weight advan
tage, will have to go some to beat the
demon. Should Nicholson win at
What Cheer, he will regain his pres
tige as a wrestler and will be able to
again command the challenges of the
local wrestlers of his weight.
defeated hy the University of Califor
nia, 4 to 3. The visitors are from the
college of Hawaii, but of Chinese par
entage. St. Louis, April 3. Ray Bronson of
Indianapolis wag awarded the decision
over Clarence English of Omaha is a
New 'fork. April 3. Joe Jeannette
so far outclassed Griffliths last night
that the referee stopped what had
been scheduled to be a 10-round bout
In the fourth round.
Chicago, April 3. The Amateur
Managers' Baseball league held its an
nual election of officers Monday night.
Albert R. Tearney was unanimously
chosen president for the 13th consecu
tive time, more than 500 clubs being
Philadelphia. Pa., April 3. The first
half of the double windup at the
American A. C, between Teddy Ma
loney of this city and Billy Marchant,
the clever, little Englishman, fairly
teemed with action. At the end of the
six rounds "Maloney was the winner.
Charlie Turner and John Krause
fought a poor draw.
The Maoterpiere of Moving
IN THE THREE-EYE
Springfield, April 3. Otto Vogel,
who played second base for the Rjck
Island aggregation all of last season
and without doubt the premier inReld
er of 'the Three-Eye league, has an
nounced that the terms offered by the
local management are satisfactory and
that he will sign a contract. The pa
pers were mailed to Vo?el today and
he will be ordered to put in his appear
ance April 10. In 104 games played
with the Islanders last year, he finish
ed the season with a fielding average
ol .940. He also played twelve games
at short and in the entire 116 contests
hit the ball at a .283 clip. That Vo
gel will be used In the local infield is
certain and should Milton Reed, pur
chased from the St. Louis Cardinals,
make good at the second station, Vo
gel could he shifted either to short or
third. The signed contract of Pitcher
Middleton, who Jplayed with the team
last year, was received by the local offi
cers and he will put in his appearance
with the rest of the players. Word
has teen received from Joe McGuire,
third baseman, that he will not sign
a Springfield contract this year. Pres
ident Al Tearney yesterday signed
"Pat" Wright of 1013 North First
street as umpire in the league during
the coming season. Wright w-as one
of the ibest ball players Springfield
ever produced and last season was an
arbitrator in the Eastern league.
Wright w-as manager of the Spring
field team at the time Joe McGinnity
was playing In this city and has also
played in a number of the best leagues
of the country. He made quite a suc
cess as manager of the Little Rock
aggregation in the Southern league.
Berger With Des Moines.
Joe Berger, the former Islander, hag
been sold by the White Sox to the Des
Moines club of the Western associa
tion,, where he will play short. Berger
at the end of last season went from
Wichita in the Western association to
the Comiskey crew.
April 5, 6 White slave traffic lec
ture by Robert Rexdale.
April 7 "The Lion and the Mouse."
April 8 Concert, auspices Rock Is
land Musical club.
April 14 Aborn Opera company, in
"The Bohemian Girl."
Daily vaudeville performances
:00 and 8:15.
April 6 and 7 "Dante's Inferno,'
AT THE ILLINOIS.
"The Lion and the Mouse"' whirh
will be presented by the Cnited Play
company, at the Illinois next Su.ilay,
has scored a pronouncert succss in all
cities in which it has been produced.
In New !York alone the play ran for
two years at the Lyceum theatre, hav
ing made a new record in dramatic
Pnnals, by playing through an entire
summer without a break. The author
is Charles Klein, who is also respon
sible for "The Gamblers," "Maggie
Pepper," "The Music Master." "The
Third Degree," and other well known
successes. In "The Lion and the
Mouse," Mr. Klein deals with one of
the widely discussed topics of the hour
the influence wielded in Anncan
politics by money. The dominaj 7 per
sonage in the play is John Burkett Ry-
I FROM MAE TAYLOR.
Rock Island, 111., April 1. Dramatic
i Editor Argus: Will you kindly make
'a note in your notice of the "Ixuisi
ana Lou" performance that Miss Mae
I Taylor did not play Jennie Wimp
Monday night at the Illinois. I closed
with that company last Saturday night
in Moline to return to Taudeville and
open next Sunday at the Majestic, Du
buque, playing the American, Daven
port, April 14. I will appreciate this
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets assist nature in driving all im
purities out of the system, insuring a
free and regular condition and restor
ing the organs of the body to health
and strength. Sold bj all druggists.
) Tl i kvlL ,.L.R,.CHANE
4 . HERE it is Wed
i- irffl nesday and you haven't
Wl " ffWll bought your EASTER
11 JL'MVJM clothes yet. It's time you were at-
I n(fiv'-. tending to them.
1 Mfl MEN'S sPrins suits for
mihrf 'WAkw . EASTER: all wool, latest styles
AMERICAN GOLF CHAMPIONS CONTENDING
IN THE EARLY SEASON TOURNAMENT
vf n jJ IP K 0 1 1 toy Ar&&fo&
Left to right, W. J. Travtt, Robert A. Gardner. Charles Evn, Jr.
Champion- and near-champlcu. from all over the land are competing : today ; In . the tont
the United Nortn and Soutn
holder- Walter J. Travis, thrice American cnuipju. nimu xiu. inc wu.icu "'".-"
r CH Gartner, Raode Island champion; Parker W. Whlttemore. Mpsuchusetts champion; Irving S. Robe
ion, of Rochester, and James D. Standish. of pctroit. Tb-. Anal will be played Saiorday.
Easter vacation at Augustana takes'
effect tonight at 6 o'clock when the'
school doors will be closed and not
opened again till next Wednesday
morning. Most of the students will
no doubt remain here as the spring
vacation is short only six days in
duration and as these few days af
ford a good opportunity for making
up back work and the writing of es
says and theses. Mid-term marks are
now out and all those having grades
la any subjects below 70 have been
IJjMf ' $15.00, $18.00 and up to $25.00.
1 I READY-TO-WEAR OR MADE
I TO YOUR MEASURE.
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amaieur go -v. VVt".J."k --h S...7h dinner:
handed a yellow
was quite a flurry in
terday morning when
tne nans yes-1
envelopes were passed around by the
custodians of the several classes.
Those who were so unfortunate as to
receive such a message from the
president's office made haste to con
ceal it immediately, or, in case it
was seen, to offer explanations, etc.
Quita a number were honored with
the yellow envelopes.
Freshmen and sophomores of
Augustana will not meet on the bas
ketball arena this season, thereby
breaking a custom which has teen, in
FOR ADDED HONORS
AT PINEHURST, N. C.
vogue at the Lutheran institution of
learning for many years,
News was received yesterday at
Augustana from Professor Andrew
Kempe, treasurer of the college, an
nouncing the death of bis father at!
St. Peter, Minn. Professor Kempe j
was traveling with the Wennerberg
chorus wnen he received the sad
news of his father's decease. Mrs.
Andrew Kempe left for St. Peter.
Mi?e Rilla Fraser, a freshman, was
chosen to lead Augustana's co-ed bas
ketball five next season at a windup
dinner held at Miss Fraser's home on
Seventeenth street last night. The
captain-elect was one of the forwards
on this year'B quintet. She formerly
played with the Rock Island high
school co-ed team. Augustana co-eds
have not lost a game in two years.
Those who played on the girls' var
sity team were: Agnes Abrahanison,
captain, center; Ebba Abrahamson,
Rilla Frazer and Iena Dahlqutst,
forwards; and Laura Anderson, Ruth
Nelson and Dorothea Swanbeck
guards. Flavius Sten coached the
feminine ball tossers and much cred
it is due him for their success the
There Is one body that knows more
than anybody, and that U everybody.
Friday Night, April 5
Saturday Matinee ami Xinlit, April O
. ROBERT REXDALE .
of IUm k Inland.
POKT AMI .LKtTTHICK
"Expose of the White Slave'
Prison Life iu the Ohio Penitentiary
Illustrated Willi Picture Slidex.
MAE RICHARDS CASEY
Songs of Old War Days.
Other Attractions of Note.
Adults, 25c; Children 10c.
Tickets for sale by members of the
Monument association and at box of
fice in theatre.
Last night to see the
Entire change of program
Phone 708 West. -