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FATS ARE GLOOMY
IF CINCINNATI REDS HAD A FEW MORE PLAYERS AS GOOD AS
THEIR CUBAN STAR THEY MIGHT WIN A GAME OCCASIONALLY
HEARD IN NORTH
Silk O'LoughHn May Possibly
Come to Officiate at Sat
Dubuque Again Treading in
Shallow Water, Threatens
to Disband Team.
JIM DARNELL ALTERNATE
GATE RECEIPTS LACKING
Thursday, Aug. 1
Clyde Eberhart Promises a Heaver
Rowland Promises to Quit the Field
Who Will Blew Up In Second
Unless the Fans Kick in With
THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WE DXE SD AY, JULY 31, 1912.
Or eat gba of ftoom pervade the
tiETinpnere of the ramp of Frank
Brougb't rat baseball aggregation,
and do wonder! The valiant James
Broogfe, the Intrepid lnflelder and
baaerurrner, with. years of experience
In the grand aland aa a witness of bail
fames, Km been obliged to recde Into
the background, to go way bark and
alt down, and just day-dream and gas
about the way ha Intended to scoop
"era op a wand second base and clout
them Into the Brril Dor ham sign when
It came his tarn to bat And so bia
managing brother has put him on the
reeerro list, to be used In place of the
lame player as a baserunner. and in
the crucial moment, to waft his sturdy
frame to the plate ard emulate the
example of the greatest pinch hitter
else to do,
after the bats and keep them spotless. Marsans la one of the most danger
oi.or;Hi.ix may comb. ' ous pinch hitters In the National
Silk 0'lxuehlln. that veteran and I lne. He can be depended upon In
foarleee umpire of the American leagu
; a crisis,
that old war-horse holder of the Indi
cator, has sent a telegram to the Fat
manager announcing that there la a
possibility (great stress on that possl-1
hlllty word) that he will be able to!
com to this city In tim to call the
game between the Fats and Ieans at
Inland City park at 3 o'clock Saturday
afternoon. As the game Is for char
ity. 811k announces that he Is doubly
anxious to aid In the performance and
that nothing short of a rataptrorhe
can hinder him in Ms purpoHe. Hut In
case that cataptrophi does come to
pass. James Darnell, erstwhile umps
of the Western league In the days that
Mike Sexton was It prexy. will fill in
the gap. Jim's experience will make
him a valuable player. He Is a great
runner, too. both on the Kprlut and the
H4rPY A DOIT OTIIFR Tlll'f:.
Gloom caused by the withdrawal of
Jimmy P.. from the Fat lineup is rath
er offset by some of the announce
ments of Clyde Bberhart, the lanky,
lean leader. He Is authority for the
statement that he has secured a pitch
er who guarantees to blow up In the
second Inning and each succeeding in
ning thereafter. The name will bo
AKIr BACK on jon.
Buster F. O. Canedy, he who has
booted many a game into the I-an
camp, is going to mount the
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Armando Marsans. jrar " ""tjZfriiA
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All ha.ll Armando Marsans! He's a
Cuban and he's a Cincinnati Red. but
In spit of that he Is counted the great
est all-around player to break Into the
major league since Joe Jackson began
with the Cleveland Naps-
Marsans Is the best hitter In the
Cincinnati aggregation. His batting
average la .336. He runs bases so
fast that It makes the spectators'
heads dizzy, and he's some run getter,
Marsans style at bat la a cross be
tween that of Lajole of Cleveland and
Cobb of Detroit. He never stands still.
And w hen be has nothing j He can hit the ball w hile moving as
he will be allowed to run j easily as any other way.
Marsans Is one of the best outfield'
era in the league. He Is on the Job lar. No man In the league Is better
every minute. And Marsans is popu-Jliked than he is.
30 years of age. and as to corpulency,
there are none who excel. The mana
ger will ploy at second, Rundorf will
grab them to his bosom at first, Salz
mann will cavort around the short
field (mostly cavort). Duffln will hold
down third, while Mlelow will be In
ri(fht, Holdorf will bask in the center
garden, and Atkinson will endeavor to
spear them In left. John Carse will be
the boss coacher, while G. H. Sheldon
will probably not show up at all.
Jeanette Claims Title.
New York, July 31. Jack Johnson's
latest announcement that he Is
through with the fighting game and
will leave the championship to be
fought out between McVey, Jeanette,
and Langford, produced a quick re
sponse from Dan McKettrick, man
ager of Jeanette. McKettrick'B dec
laration is as follows: "It is not cus
tomary in America to claim a pugilis
tic championship nor am 1 seeking to
establish a precedent, but I sincerely
believe I am justified In claiming the
world's heavyweight title for Joe
SUMMER MAT GO
IS A GOOD LOOKER
Lonie Paee and Knockout
Brown, Lightweight Grap
Wichita 49 53
Lincoln 45 54
Topeka 35 65
AT ISLAND CITY PARK
Brondell and McCleary in Half Hour
Prelim Many Bets Placed on
V. L. Pet.
Kewanee 53 3S .582
Monmouth 52 38 .578
Burlington 53 40 .570
Ottumwa 50 38 .568
Galesburg 47 46 .505
Hannibal 42 47 .472
Keokuk 37 54 .407
Muscatine 27 60 .310
What's this new noise we hear rum
bling in the north, a reverberation of
the cracking of the ice last winter, an
awful explosion, or merely another
murmur from the baseball camp of
the Dubuque Hustlers? We pause for
Investigation, only to find that our
third and last conjecture pounds the
proverbial nail right on top of it
pate. For In Dubuque, they say that
a certain Three-Eye baseball team is
bouncing on the rocks of monetary
embarrassment and that most any old
day will hear a swelling of the chorus
on that old anvil piece. Boss Clar
ence Rowland has come across with j
the cheering little dissertation of gate
receipts again, and his principal topic
under the big head is the great defi
ciency In funds in the exchequer.
THREATENS TO DISBWD.
This time Rowland does not come
out and say In a timid voice, "Either
check in at the gate, or I'll forget my
great love for Dubuque, and move to
another city, preferably Rock Island,"
but he grinds out, "Either kick in
with the gate receipts and make
things satisfactory, otherwise the
team will quit in the near future."
That is the latest status of affairs
in the northernmost of the Three Eye
towns and from the tone of the latest
wail, it looks like the Hustler boss
had reached the end of the rope and
Intended to make good his threats.
i vliuiimji i'iiw i
Saturday and t-ssay to wiggle them
over to the I'an batsmen. Krebs will
backstop. In the rest of the list of the
Fats team there Is nary a man under
Capron In Motor Accident.
Milwaukee, Wis., July 31. Ralph
Ctpron, former Minnesota gridiron
star, who is in Milwaukee awaiting in-
mound t struct ions from the Pittsburgh club.
CMratd Chinese Herbalists
Offtr Trtatment of Native Htrbs
Th hrb traatmrnU have been in
u ID Chins for ovrr 4UW yew. und here
tofore hav bo and are now held Mta ra-d.
They are ml fmm roota, hark., buds,
hrrba, etc., imported fnm China. They
contain tw narruttcs or mercury.
Dfoaaaes of the akin; eczema, blood
trouble, etomaob, liver, ktdnrra,
to., are treated effectively. It ua
give yoa a trial treatment to convince you.
had a narrow escape from death here,
when an automobile In which he wis
driving with a friend ran into a ditch
five miles from here. As the car was
turning turtle the front wheels broke,
undoubtedly saving the lives of the
Cmll. mritm or sAom faWajr far
CANTON MCOtCINC COMPANY
: State St. CKtcase
Fight; Knockout; Hospital.
Philadelphia. Pa., July 31. Tommy
Buck, who was knocked out by Frank
ie Fleming in the last 15 seconds of
their 10-round fight at Madison Square
garden. New York, on the night ef
July 22, it has been reported, received
a concussion of the brain from that
knockout punch. He is now at a
Philadelphia hospital, where he la in
a serious condition.
" " Viling to Trade.
TJucle Mose was a chronic thief, who
1 usually managed to keep within the
I petty larceny limit. One time be mis
calculated, however, and was sent to
! trial on a charge of grand larceny.
"Have you a lawyer. Mom?" asked
"Well, to be perfectly fair 111 ap
point a cuple. Mr. Jones and Mr.
Brown will act as counsel."
"Act as your lawyers. Consult with
them and prepare to tell me whether
you are guilty or not guilty."
Mose talked to his attorneys for a
few moments in husky whispers. The
I 1 XW 1 iTCCl ' reI-et'1 word alibi. Then Mose arose.
scratcned ms neaa ana addressed tee
"Jedge, yoh honth." he said, "eou'se
I's only an ign'ant nlggah an' Ah don'
want ton Dot hah yoh honah, but Ab
would suttlnly like toh trade, yob
bonah. one ob dese yeah lawyahs fob
a witness." Kansas City Journal.
Promoters of the midsummer
wrestling match to be staged Sunday
afternoon at 2:30 on an improvised
canvas mat in Island City park an- (
nounce that a great deal of Interest is j
being displayed in the grapplers' pro
gram. Lonie Page, the Davenport
lightweight who has not yet been de
feated in his class, and Knockout
Brown, a confident little Chicago
wrestler, will put on the principal
bout of the card. For the other por
tions of the program, each principal
in the big match, is securing contend
ers. Page has secured Harry Brondell
and Ralph McCleary and they ar
schedured to put on a 30-minute exhi
bition. Just who Brown will secure,
he has not yet announced, though he
promises to land a pair 9! fast work
ers. M KT WFl.I. PLACED.
The wrestling mat will be placed di
rectly in front of the grand stand at
Island City park and any one in the
stand will be able to see every move
and to hear the guttural grunts of the
strugglers. The bill looks like a good
one all the way through, and the pro
moters expect to pack the grand
stand. Several bets have been plac
ed on the big go, including the $100
side bet between the wrestlers themselves.
Train de luxe
A auperb train built and operated that
you may make that trip
Standing of Clubs
THREE EVE LEAGUE.
wlthont discomfort or inconvenience.
All of the appointments as perfect as
experience and modern construction
can make them
The Church of Gold.
There Is 110 structure Just like 5t
Mark's In Venice In the world. Its
bulb shaped domes and minaret like
belfries remind the visitor of the ori
ent. It seems more like a Mohsmme-
ExclllSively for FirSt-ClaSsA taau Christian temple. In the
rj . j facade are scores of variously colored
rOVC I j marble columns, each one a mono'.lte
Drawing room and stateroom sleeping i and M PoMrig an eventful history,
cars, dining car. llbrary-buffet-observa-1 Soni ,r ffom Ephesus, others from
tlon car with barber, valet, library, j Smyrna, oxhen from Constantinople
magaxicea. daily newspapers. tele-,"nd mor ,hn one eTeB from Jerusa-
graphlc news and stock market re-
W. L. Pet.
Springfield 57 29 .663 !
Davenport 52 38 .573 j
Quincy 50 42 .543 1
Decatur 45 45 .495 1
Danville 43 45 .489
Dubuque 41 51 .446
Bloom! r.gt on 37 53 .411
Peoria 36 57 .3S7
Dubuque, 4; Danville, 3.
Decatur, 12; Quincy, 1.
Springfield, 5; Peoria, 1.
Davenport, C; Bloomlngton, 4.
Chicago. 0; Boston, 5.
St. Louis, 5; New York, 1.
Detroit. 7; Philadelphia. 6.
New York, 10; Chicago, 4.
Philadelphia, 2; Pittsburgh, 3 (10 in
Brooklyn. 4: Cincinnati, 5 (11 in
Boston, 7; St. Louis, 6 (14 innings).
Columbus. 14; Milwaukee, C.
Indianapolis, 1; St. Paul, 2.
Iouisville, 5; Kansas City, 9.
Des Moines, 4; Topeka, 0.
Omaha, 5; Wichita, 2.
Lincoln, 0; St. Joseph, 8.
Denver, 2; Sioux City, 1.
Monmouth, 12; GalesbiiTg, 2.
Burlington. 5; Kewanee, 0.
Muscat ine-Hannibal, postponed.
Ottumwa, 2j-8; Keokuk, 1-3.
Canton, 7; Streator, C.
Lincoln, 9: Champaign, 2.
Pekin,'3; Kankakee, 5 (12 innings).
Appleton Racine, rain.
Green Bay, 5; Rockford, 4.
Wausau, 3; Aurora. 4.
South Bend, 4; Canton, 2.
Fort Wayne, 2-1 ; Wheeling, 1-8.
Akron, 5; Spffngfleld, 3.
Youngsto-n, 2; Grand Rapids, 0.
Zanesville, 8; Dayton. 2.
Erie, 9; Terre Haute, 2.
TAFT PLUMES THORPE ON
Washington, D. C, July 31 Presi
dent Taft yesterday made public a let
ter he sent to James Thorpe, the Car
lisle Indian school student who was
victorious in the Olympic games at
Stockholm. The president said:
"I have much pleasure in congratu
lating you on account of your note
worthy victory at the Olympic games
In Stockholm. Your performance was
one of which you may well be proud.
You have set a high standard of phy
sical development, which is only at
tained by right living and right think
ing, and your victory will serve as an
incentive to all to improve those qual
ities which characterize the best type
of American citizen.
"It is my earnest wish that the fu
ture will bring you success in your
chosen field of endeavor."
scene, while the enactment of the cor
onation of Charles VII is beyond
question the most sumptuous and In
spiring stage picture ever seen.
The Lion and the Lamb.
The hardest thing to train a wild
beast to do is to perform with a weak,
defenseless animal. In one of the big
circuses some years ago an effort was
made to persuade a very docile old
Hon to lie down with a lamb. The
Idea was certainly a good one, but It
took several lambs and also several
months before the lion, which was
willing to do any kind of trick, would
allow a lamb to enter his den with
impunity. Twice he killed a lamb in
the presence of his trainer, and once
he nearly killed the trainer, who tried
to pull away the carcass. Finally the
lion would tolerate the lamb in the den
just so mug us me KcciM-r sioou over
IS TO COME NEXT MONTH u wi,h 811 ,ron bnr I5ut tlie PerfornJ-
T.lhomtra itQna 1 al" e as so evi.icnuy rorceu ana so
w . u '"iiuu uanu
LIBERATI'S ITALIAN BAND
Northern Steamboat Cc
which is al
ready a favorite with tri-city music
lovers, has been engaged for a series
of concerts at the Watch Tower, be
ginning Aug. 10 and ending Aug. 17.
The band comes under the auspices of
the Tri-City Railway company and big
crowds are expected at the amusement
lacking In smoothness and interest
that it was abandoned after two or
Many Going to Circus.
Ringling Brothers' circus is attract
ing unusual interest this season be
cause or its many new features and
Bird's Neat of Steel. "
In the Museum of Natural History at
Soleure, in Switzerland, there is a
bird's nest made entirely of steel. There
are a number of cluck ma king shops at
Soleure, and in the yards of these
shops there are often found lying dis
used or broken springs of clocks. One
day a clockmaker noticed in a tree in
the new asnect given the sh hv 1113 yara n I1,,sl or Pu'iar ap-
addition of the great spectacle "Joan Denranoe- Examining It he found that
of Arc." The circus will He tM ,n I a ,air r ftails uad built a nest en-
Davenport Aug. 19 and this city ana
surrounding country will De well rep
resented as it always is when Ring
ling Brothers are within excursion dis
tance. There will be a new parade In the
tirely of clocks springs. It was more
i than four inches across und perfectly
j comfortable for the birds. After the
i feathered architects had reared their
brood the nest was taken to the mu
seum, where It Is preserved as a strlk-
Spend Your Vacation on
Upper Mississippi River
THE FINEST TRIP IN THE WORLD
From Rock Island to St. Paul
ON THE BIG SIDE WHEEL
Commencing June 1, leaves Rt
island every Saturday at 3 p. m.
Take a pleasant short trip to Clin
ton, returning on the I. & I. railway,
STEAMER HELEN BLAIR
Leaves for Muscatine and Burling
ton every Monday, Wednesday and
Friday at 4 p. in.
Making connections at Burlington
for Ft. Madison, Keokuk, the big
dam and Quincy.
R. W. LAMONT, Anent
W.X. BLAIR, Gen. Mgr.
Office foot Nineteenth street.
Telephone West 188.
. 1 ail a. - -A .1 in m 1 a
forenoon three miles In Ipnr-i t:, 'uiraun oi wie skui or Dims in
menagerie is practically twice as blRj tiirnlns their surroundings to advant-
Winnipeg, Man. Lightning struck
the point of a knife with which John j sl8ter9( known aS
Haynes, a butcher, was cutting a'slice
of steak. His right arm was paralyzed.
as It was last year and contains raanv
specimens of strange animal life new
to American zoos. Audiences will b
entertained by 375 of the greatest of
Europe's circus artists. Chief among
the stars who are exploiting novelties
and sensational acts are: the Ty-Bell
The Human Bu
age in building their nests.
Bluejacket's Black Neckerchief.
It is not generally known that the
blueiucket's black neckerchief, a sur
vival of the service mourning for Nel
son. Is the best British silk obtainable
and that the admiralty Is a very fas
tidious customer. Two to each man
are Issued annually, and many thou
sands of these discarded scarfs have
been subsequently worn by Jack's fem
ininity. A pair of tbem mahe an ex
cellent blouse. Pall Mall Gazette.
W. L. Pet. j
New York 66 24 .733
Chicago 56 34 .622
Pittsburgh 51 37 .580
Philadelphia 44 42 .512
Cincinnati 45 48 .484
St. Louis 40 54 .426
Brooklyn 35 58 .376
Boston 25 65 .274
W. L. Pet.
Boston 66 30 .687
Washington 60 36 .625
Philadelphia 55 41 .573
Chicago 4S 45 .516
Detroit 47 50 .45
Cleveland 45 52 .464
New York 30 61 .r30
St. Louis 29 65 .303
SAVE HALF YOUR
port. Via El Paso the direct route
of lowest altitudes in connection
with E P A S W. and Southern Pa
cific. Let me tell you about this mag
F. H. Plummer,
C. P. Agent.
1829 Second At,
8. F. Boyd.
Dlv. Pasa. At-Davenport.
lem. St Mark's U the treasure house
of Venice, a place of pride as well as
prayer. The work of beautifying this
old church waa carried on for Ave cen
turies, and each generation tried to
outdo all that had preceded it. The
walls and roof are so profusely cover
ed with mosaics and precious marbles
that it Is easy to understand why St
Mark's has been called the "Church of
Columbus . .
Vr. Dubb My brain is on Crel Miss
Keen I hardly think we need call oat
the tire department Boston Tran-acrlp;.
BETWEEN ST. LOUIS AND ST. PAUL.
Steamer "Oulr.rv" b-aves Roi:k Island for M. Paul at 2 p. m , July 31, Aug
10. 2' and 3". Kor St. I.niils. 12:3't p. m. July 'i. Auk 1.1 and 2."..
Stamnr "St. I'a il ' leaves It" k Inland f"r Ht. Paul at 2 p. rn., Aug. , 1'
and 2.V Fur irt. Louis. Au. 10. 20 and 3. ut 12:30 p. in.
.Special low (aria for round trip. Kr Illustrated folders, time card, ri'n
rvaliur; aitd rat-s. address
STRECKFUS STEAMBOAT LINE, St
Agent, Rock Island, lil.
Louis, St Paul, or C.
Telephone West 326.
St Joseph 56
D nver 57
Sioux City El
terflies," whose remarkable aerial
performance was the talk of Europe
last winter; Carlos C'aesaro, known as
"the man with the iron head"; the
great Rooney family of equestrians,
the Castrlllon, the Hines-Kimball and
the Florence families of ucrooats; Jo
seph La Fleur, who drwrs a backward
dive from the dome of the ten:; the
Schuman performing horses, three
herds of trained elephants that are
new to this country and Captain Hut- J
ing's two troupes of trained seals and .
eealions. There are many more big
acts. Novelty and freshness are the i
kej'note of the performance and there1
are 50 clowns to keep the audience in
The great feature of the show is of
course the newly dded spectaclo,
"Joan of Arc," with a trainload
special scenery, costumes ant? s
nrnnrt i nnrl fl cast rif 1 20i rharac
ters. There is also a ballet of 30o i The familiar letters, S. S. S.. stand for Siwft'S Sure Specific, a name
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8.0 0 America, enacted on a specially duiii ; ease-rcsiuag powc..
stage bigger than a hundred ordinary i
theatres. It is made portable so that '
It can be erected in the matn tent eacn J
morning. This greal entertainment is!
given as an introductory to the regu. j
lar circus performance anfl entails no'
extra charge of admission. I
"Joan of Arc" t?lls a masterful!
! story from French history In a thrill
hrg and dramatic wa"y and with the
I wonderful illusion cf tons of speciii
I JTV . i I. rlr"!T 'scenery and stage devices.
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.500 Porcelain crowns as low as ... $4,00
-443 j Alveolar teeth $4.00 and up I
A( Filling 50c and up'
.377 : ;
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; p.nd estimate the cost of the
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