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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1913.
MADE THE GAME
ILLUSTRATING HUMAN NATURE
A. Connelly, R. D. M. Club
Some Old Timers.
"Strange how a fellow will drop
fcround to the old haunts," remarked
M. A. ComkI.v, matchir.i.ker for the i
K. D. & M. Athl. tic club. "Just 25!
years ago this winter I first mixed up
in the mat game in this city. I was
ahead of Howe's Great Londo.i circus ;
that year arid a'-lor the show was
shipped to winter quarters in Phiia-!
drlphia, I wen'
I met Tom ' onriors, who had just:
won the championship of Kncland and j
had rorne to this country lookim; for!
"Kock Inland was some ma: town!
In those dys, and Farmer Jiur-is wan '
the big noise, and w h-n offered'
l.im a match, Cornors to beat him'
three fall in one hour, he crabbed it,:
book, sinker and all. Well, it took'
Tom Jupt 27 minutes to turn the trick t
and he wan a sin:;ll man, wrighias; i
only 156 pounds. Shortly after that)
I went to Frisco, where I was mixed j
tip In the affairs of the old O'ympic ,
Athletic rlub. now run by Jimmie Cof- J
froth. My oM friend, Jim Corbet!,,
ns boxing intrii'tor of the Pacifivi
oah! club. T! ey l,;..l a ur'-s-'tllli:; i'l- j
Bt meter by the n:in." (,f Tim MNi-'tr-(
liey. n:it I.-i Mcl.eod. uftenvard.J I
world's ( hampioii. ;. i .'-d ,n the sunn-
'".p. eitj for t':.e 0!v.:jp club. Cor ;
belt and 1 yri;.ii,'-('. ;, mat' li bet ween j
them fnr !ie eoa.-'t eh:i:np:i i".-ii ' j a ;d :
i' attnu'ed o:ie of h" !ar':c-'- rowd-i
that ever ;is' mbled for tiiat i r v.i?
tie." :i'lil"tic event ever pulietj off:
in Frin :o. Ah for the mat' h. McLeod i
von after three hours mid IS minute
In one of the fiercest and roughest
mntchi" ever wrest b-d. M' N'e .rney (
was taken to a hospital, where lie ,
diet, never having recovered from
the cffe!. of the w.fi'l beating ad-:
in ili!t-t. r' il in Mm by Mcl.ei.d. ,
"Aid lit the n iuille of the fol'ow iiu :
Kiimuie'-. Mi l.eof! i::id I Htiib-d for Aus
tralia, where we remained for n r; in
le months. I'iiii hent i er t hiim 1ii.it
t!iev 1; : i J over Ihere !'m! we ele-.in c
up in nrrtiiii sl'upe on the trip. Aus
tralia iH s"ire n fi:ip count ry, but I
would li:rr io K broke oer there, j
They try io make y:,. th'nk 'hai they
like peipb from Mie sl'ltis. but they
Urii'l' liiilde me believe it. The hight
tluil McLeod bea' l'ieku;i fur ihe Aus
tralian i iumpioicdilp the referee made1
Mr.e:. bold his min's i-houM'-rs on'
fl.e it'I ' r e:ii lb 11 mi-iutes. but i
ci I I I bus enoiii-ii. I'h-kup c'dt.ip.s-'
:i III.'! c b '; fill- a sec i:kI.
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WON BY SUNDAY
Expects to Quit Ring Soon and
Follow Path of Former
three straight falls. They were all
three in five In those days.
"In Mi Leod and I went to
r.nylund, a:id right there is where the
heavyweight championship was
way pick up a few dimes. But they
will not ett p out and go for the money,
not on your life. They have to know
all about it before they go on. To
be sure, they get matches; promoters
btoutht tr, America, where it has re- who ao not know tne game, ana care
maine-j ever tince. Mel-nod cleaned
up all the English wrestlers. Paul
trained dogs; those Three Nifty Girls,
singers and dancers; Thomas Pottei
Dunn, in character songs and stories,
and Bertram, May & Co. in a comedy
sketch, "The Conquering Hero." This
is the first appearance in the three
cities of such a great vaudeville top-
nothinir ahont it aside from the few i
pennies that they pick up. put them j li,'er as Mit's Carus an1 Rock Is,and
c:, because thev are cheap, and that!wi11 doubtleBS be equal to the occa-
I hi fillinn Vi - birr It rinr'A fl n 1 1 1 nnil
I.-, i.it what is ki'lim? the srtime Wros- "'h ""
tling is one of the greatest games on
earth if properly handled, and it is
lt Mi 1 .c:.. ii i
lh:il Tipie tile
1'.. r,i'' In'
! . em 1 1 !n:ii ; jib
i.' I! : x 1 ; i : i . or w.i
ll r.-e j.'.-ii'.
' li.-t .i :i:tii' f r"Ml
l inil','i't l.eml east fur
v h I'.'lrn.-. Mild sift I- I'o
, j ,:t t.i; .News. A
.H e did not get ir.lo
I lie s.
rons. a ponderous Frem. Umau, weigh
itn: well over '.'A)0 pounds, was recog
nized as the world's champion at that
l ine. It took Mcl-eod just three min
utes to take his measure. McLeod uaijust as eas' lo 8ft the good ones as
retired from the game, but I doubt i phonies, but they can't be had for
that the wor d will ever see his like i Jiothini;.
j;gain. He was the fastest as well as! "1 have been associated with every
trie strongest a id most scientific and!chamPioa that America has ever turn
ga;neBt man that ever took ofT a shirt. lod out- I remember the lirst time I
Whv. cnlv 10 vears ago on the l&th j l'v"r took tiotch fr that far at t?um"
(!av of last June be nave tlotch one of 1 hvm- Iowa- 1Ie was about tne green-
the worst beatings that a man ever I tninK 'u r saw, but at thej
teco; veil, tind McLeod was a small ! P8n,e ,ime il was y to see what j
man, never weighing over 18 pounds. I 3 'n niln. as Dan McLeod remarked i
I 1 1. 1 rrt nftnw KA..l.,n V. 1 v 1JA V. n r, .1 A I
Gotch his card, and said: 'Young fel-j
j low. if you take care of yourself you i
nightly. Miss Carus' engagement is
probably for all week, the uncertainty
existing because of the insistent de
iiitindf of Peoria and Springfield for
the singer for the last half. An an
nouncement will be made later as re
gards the length of the engagement.
"Iio I know this man Lewis? Only
now sporting editor ''' reputation. Jack Herman, who has
Zbysrko. writes me that he is a won
der. Well he will have to be,
deeb-inns' t!'at t Jusl the kind of a man he will
ue is t- ue meet here l luirsaay, Jan. v. Acner
, "'will be right where I am some day,'
and Frank made good."
l.ll over t.e
lroiilbs, v. e
leal eh v lit U
pert lale ill
vmis I be wo'
l"1l a ni .
of that ImI'I.
I b g:i'i. u -
i'bout two or , n.an has been recognized as the wel-, T tAI Unt lb AUUtU
iterweltht champion of the world for.
M.s.nilia. !.- l"t 11 years, and I don't believe TQ WRESTLING CARD
there is a man living who has a chance
v ih him at the welterweight 'imit.i An additional feature which will av
148 pounds. I certainly look for a ; peal to the "bugs" has been added to
great match on the mh, and from the Lewis-Ackcrman wrestling c;;r4
v 1 at I :im able to learn it will be about Th ,,: iK B, n,.,u,U n tr, l,o null.
c iti4 him
( ounti'j for about four
Ihuilly got 1 1 in into j
was j.nlle.l nfl' at Kaveii
tlie spring of Ii.'. 1 be
got the decision, but be
t b"ate:i man tlmt ever
He N.'.U carry the snrs
lo bis g"ae. Malaeby
dead, an the referee.
j eil off on ihe evening of Jan. 9. at the
1 kock Island roller rink and the new
, feature will be a semi-final mat cori
tist between Llovd Homer of Polio,
HI., and John Slrohl of Geneseo. Horn
;be firs! real match that has been
: -tage't here i,i the last 2a years.
"In the old days there were not so
r .uy wrestlers as now. You could
cel.:;; them ail en the fingers of your
tho heavyweights will weigh in ct 20u
IH.1 ' l.e e ale many old
1 .t up ! I that w i I tell
ti er" ti 'ver was such a nia'i Ii wres-j pilot wrestlers in the game now than ing exhibition. Th-. Lewis-Arkerman
titd. About two months later, after; there are piloting plows on the farms, contest r.eeduss to ee.v will be an in
r.uriis hud recovered, he met M Li od ; v here they be.o-ig. They scuffle 1 teresting event. A larfee turnout of
In Ind.aiiapolis. It was all McLeod, j around among themselves and in that fans is expected.
two hands, and you can count
ti'uers Hi : good ones the same way, for that mat- ! pounds or ove r. Both are clever men
you that ir, right now. There are more plow land will no doubt put up an entertain-
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PICKED TEAMS WILL
I BOWL MONDAY NIGHT;
A match game between a picked i
team of the Rotk Island dub bowl-i
ers and a selec ted club from the Mo-,
line alleys, will be rolled next Mon
: day evening on the Rock Island club
alleys. The Mo.ine bowlers accepted ,
;in iiivitation exte-ided by tae local
team in coming to Rock Island to,
, bcwl. The game promises to be an in
Luxurious Lives of the Gilded Young
Rajahs of India.
"It Is almost imnssible for an
American lioy or girl to imagine the
extravagance and luxury that sur
round some of these youug India
princes." says a writer In St. Nicholas.
"Servants attend tbeui night and day,
fan them, dress them and obey their
slightest wish. If a wind stirs while
they sleep curtains are drawn that
they may uot be disturbed. V.'heu
they drive out a mounted escort ac
companies them, and all the people
salanm as they pass.
"Once when taking tea with a rajah
lu his garden 1 was amused to notice
that as be moved about among his
guests a servant followed carrying a
cup. which he kept always within
reach of bis master's baud. The rajah
would tale a sip of tea and with per
fect unconcern set bis cup down in
midair. Willi unfailing dexterity the
saucer was placed under it by the
servant in time to avoid accident.
"One prince bad suspended from the
ceiling n silver couch, which was kept
gently swaying while he slept or read.
Another had a beautiful vine covered
arbor, where nrtiLicial rain was ruade
to fall while the nabob sat under a
marble canopy In the center, cool and
refreshed, with the rest of the world
broiling about him."
Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 4. Oscar
Mathew Battling Nelson, ex-champion
lightweight, but still the undisputed
title holder of the typewriter division
of the publicity league when it conies
to dashing out masterpieces concern
ing B. Nelson, is going to turn evan
gelist. The battler reached this decision
last Sunday after hearing the Rever
end Billy Sunday turn Columbus up
Eide down and hack again and in the
vernacular, "knock 'em off their seats."
The Hegewisch fistic exponent was
dated. He admitted that Sunday cer
tainly made a fel'.ow regret every
mean thing he ever did, adding that
it made one long lingering empression
on him and henceforth he intended
sticking to the straight and narrow.
Nelson was so impressed that at the
conclusion of the ceremonies he made
his way to the stage and introduced
himself to Sunday, telling him that
ha was the squarest referee he had
ever seen or beard. Sunday and the
battler, after speaking in glowing
terms of each other, exchanged auto-
giapu jjuoios ana .eison was mini, eu j
to return for the evening services. The
ex-champ not only returned, but occu
pied a seat on the platform and was
prevailed upon to accept a song book
and take part in singing.
"Honest be, it affected my nerves
more than waiting for the gong pre
vious to my fight with Wolgast. This
man Sunday certainly knows T.hat's
right and wrong. He made me feel
like the meanest man in the world,
bui never again. Sunday himself told
me that I am not half as bad as he
was when he was slamming the pill
aiound the major league baseball cir
cuits." This was the gist of the Bat
tler's statements to a fight promoter
before leaving Columbus.
But Sunday was not the only day
Eat attended the services. He became
a regular visitor during the remainder
of his stay in Columbus and before
leaving presented the former big
league baseball player with copies ot
his famous contributions to American
literature, namely, "The Life, Battles
and Career of Battling Nelson" and
"The Wonders of Yellowstone Park."
In exchange Sunday gave Bat several
books on how to become an evange
list and exacted a promise that Nel
son would join hip at his earliest con
venience. It is the intention of Nelson to join
Sunday in his tour of tha east and he
expects to tell those to attend the re
vivals of his experiences in and ou
of the ring during his career as a
V M P1RT?
- ' TUP ATOP -I-rf
M JLA. rm. M. M-M
Safest theatre in tri-cities. Phone 708. Shows 2:45, 8:15.
Only tri-city engagement of America's most talented sing,
ing comedienne, Broadway '3 reigning favorite,
Vaudeville's Brightest Star
Eva Tanguay's Only Rival
Miss Carus receives $1,20 0 a week, and is worth it.
Four other strong acts, making a standard metropolitan
Seats now selling for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
No increase in prices, 10c, 20c and 30c.
Remember the date. Beginning next Monday.
illllllliM M-f llllM
Frank C. Webb. New Y'ork, J60.000.
Richard J. Young, Boston, $60,000.
John II. Barry, St. Ixjuis. $40,000.
Peter J. Smith, Cleveland. $40000.
Murray L. Pennell Springfield, 111.,
Wilford Bert Brown, Kansas City,
Paul J. Morriu. St. Louis. $30,000.
Henry W. Legleitner, Denver, $30,-
Charles N. Beum, Minneapolis, $30,
(HiO. Michael J. Cunnane, Philadelphia,
Michael J. Hannon, Scranton, Pa..
George ("Nipper") Anderson, Cleve
Kdward Smytho. Peoria, $30,000.
William K. Reddi-i. Milwaukee, $30,-
Richard II. Houlihan, Chicago, $-0,-000.
Prank J. Higgins, Boston, $20,000.
Frank K. Painter, Omaha, $20,000.
Fred Sherman, Indianapolis, $20.
000. William S. Shupe. Chicago, $10,000,
James K. Ray. Peoria, $10,000.
William C. Bernhardt
i Frank K. Phillips, Syracuse, N. Y.
Cook bank and train robbers who In
fested that section 20 years or moro
ago. It is understood steps have been
taken by the owner of the land to se
cure the money, the law being that
it Is bia.
Egg Each Day for 18 Days.
Pittsburgh, Jan. 4. "The cham
pion layer of the world" is the title
claimed for Bessie, a single-combed
white Wyandotte hen, by her owner,
Jacob Hocker of Homevllle. In the
year just ended Hocker's hen laid
306 eggs. She laid an egg a day for
18 consecutive days. This test was
conducted under the supervision of
the officials of th McKeesport Poul
try Show association.
McCain Kansa-s City,
W. Basey, Indianapolis,
I Chamberlain's Cough Remedy nevet
disappoints those who use it for ob
I slinate coughs, ccds and irritations ol
the throat ana lungs, it stands un
rivalled as a remedy for all throat and
lung diseases. Sold by all druggists.
Of Interest to Argus Readers.
Besides his experiences with Sun-! har.es Wachtmesiter, Detroit, $10,
day. Nelson also calmed the members 000.
of the local pulpit, who were up in Fred J. Mooney, Dulutli, $10,000.
arms over the scheduled fiKht between ! The scheme evolved to raise tho;
the Battler and Yankee Swartz. They ; bonds is that labor leaders in the var
petitioned the mayor to stop the bout ' ious localities in which the 32 defend
and Nelson, on hearing this, wrote a ' ants live will take charge of the cam
letter to the ministers explaining tho paign for those particular bonds. It
difference between a boxing match and ;was said little dilliculty was anticipat
a prize fight. His explanation was fo ; e( in obtaining the $70,000 bond of
For months Rock Island cltizein
have seen in these columns enthusi
astic praise of Doan's Kidney Pills bj
Rock Island residents. Would these
Cincinnati ' prominent people remommena a rem
' j edy that had not proven reliable?
Would they confirm their statements
after years had elapsed if personal ex
perience had not shown the remedy
to be worthy of endorsement? The
following statement should carry con
viction to the mind of every Argus
Mrs. A. J. Johnson, 410 Ninth street.
Rock Island, 111., says: "I still think
i as highly of Doan's Kidney Pills aa
i I did in VMM when I publicly recom
I mended them. I had been suffering
from weak back and pains across my
lucid that the ministers withdrew i Kraak M. Ryan of Chicairo. presi-1 , .. ki.. ...
their protest and the bout was allow
ed to go unmolested.
Just before leaving Nelson talked
with Sunday over the telephone and
promised to join the evangelist at a
later date. Nelson left here for New
Orleans, where he is scheduled to box
DANCE & COLISEUM
Every Tuesday and Sunday Night
Come where the big crowd iTances on the largest and finest floor with
thiiM- Kri.iul decorations i n i 1-i'est instruments. Hear the Xylophone.
.M ir;iiib;'hi.e, that grur.d set of organ chimes, the only instrument of
this kind lu l be trUities. Yon, M. & G CLUB.
G. G. Peterson in charge.
Hardy Shetland Ponies.
The cost of raising Shetland ponies
is remarkably low. 'iese Utile ani
mals ar natives of a rough and semi
barren locality, where they are used
to rustling tor every mouthful of
their food When they are first
brouvhr over to this country they don't
knew the difference between outs and
rice J Jiev are uii;;)ieie strangers to terday as security 32 of the
Sum Must Be Secured by Prop-, k(
ucn: or nie imernauonai Association ; anv ,,,, n nf .:,., , ,va9 tirpd ollt.
ot Bridge and .Structural Iron Work-, UcaIl'8 Kidney Pills were so highly
us, and of the o'.ber Chicago defend-j repomnlonded ,hat 1 got n 8urpiy at
i-nts, and that Olaf A. Tveitmoe, the' he IIarper Hons pharmacy. They
San Francisco labor leader, also Lravo mo relief at once and three
v ou'.d be able to obtain surety, but I i,OXPg ruade me well."
that some of the minor defendants! yor Bae )y an dealers. Price 30
minht have o remain in orison. ! ernts. Foster -Milburn company. Ruf-
No application for bonds was made j faj0t ew York, sole agents for the
in behalf of Herbert S. Hot-kin, for- ; United States.
mer secretary of the Iron Workers'! Remember tho name Doan's and
I'nion and formerly of Detroit, whc'taiC no other. (Adv.)
v as sentenced to serve six years, j
i I'cckin turni'fl informer alter tho! ' " '
Times explosion. : FV,,7 fr ,;i:"Vi $ &.frJZlL. - 1
l.atior icaiters in many cities were l
planning today to furnish bail for the
:invicted dynamite conspirators.
erty Worth Twice That IMunberb of the structural ironwork-.
AlflOUlt j'cT's declared there would be no trouble
' in furnishing a large portion of the
necessary bail from Chi"ago.
Chicaco, Jan. 4. Bonds aggregating j
$1,070,000 were fixed by the I'nucJ
Statea circuit court of appeais yes-
! AT THE EMPIRE.
Vaudeville's greatest singing come
dienne, with the possible exception of
I Eva Tanguay, will be at the Empire
i next week to fill her first tri-city en
gagement. Emma Carus, w ho has long
I been Broadway's favorite, comes to
; Rock Island direct from Milwaukee,
. wheie she is appearing in one of the
: circuit houses and where the papers j
' sa she is scoring the greatest per
sonal success in years. To hear Miss I
Carus sing the popular songs of the
u grain lalin'.i. l.i the Shetland is
lands they run' out tJ.e year mund.
without any shelter, and pick their
living from between the rocks. For
geiieratiu:i after generation these po
nies have hud to make thN kind of a
struggle fur exist euce. au.l the result
is a race of hardy little animals that
are able to thrive on the coarsest fiod
and to stand an amount and degree
of exposure that would put an ordi
nary American horse out of business.
National Stockman uud Farmer.
Rice Stealing Coolies.
union officials convicted of the nation-wide
must proffer to obtain their rehiris-e
from the federal prison at Lea 'en
worth, Kan., pending tarir nppeal to
the higher courts, and ti.e- amount
must bo guaranteed by property worth
twice that amount.
This gigantic sum, fixed upon the
basis of $10,000 for each year's sen
tence, was agreed upon late in the aft
ernoon after an all day bat'le. The
appeal judges granted the application
for a writ of supersedeas oa behalf
Lahcrer Digs Up $37,500.
4 ''ii-emore, O'ala., Jan. 4. --While
digging : trench for ai oil pipe '.ine j
fc.x. nines ea;-i oi ,oaia, ueorgB ; e
IutiI. , .L !... ,li:i, nr. "7T.IIU
irt.s'Jv in gel i coin of the ue.iuitiih.a- '
t ir n ( f SiiO.
of the D.
fn it Starr or
We Show the Best Pictures.
COME AND SEE.
Once a patron always one.
THREE REELS THREE
"The Woman in Black."
DON'T MIES IT.
J. P. QUINN, Manager.
Among Chinese coolies a favored ,of tne defendants and fixed the bond 4
method of stealing rice is to lean up
against a pile ef sacks and stick a tin
tube through the sacking, the rice,
whien is dry. tiowtng naturally through
! day is indeed a treat and Manager the tube into the coolie's clothing
EVERY AUTO WANTS
I i.ioii i pay iiig Lit-1 iuc loi 5ri pfoi j :
ever given a performer in the three
cities. She is said to be drawing j
i $1,200. No less an authority on vaude-1
" ti.- best supplies possible; thers is ! ville than C. Sharp, the Chicago Amer-;
,.,,hi . a . ! lean's critic, says of Miss Carus that;
ixthing too good for your automobile , ghe enlivened lhe Christmas week and
r' or for the man who runs it. We sell ! d-'ew Packed houses where slim audi- i
i ei "es were expected owing to holiday
av-to supplies of every description. If i trade. Says Sharp: "Miss Cams' pop-
.,,,,. . , iularity reaches Into the most obscure
wc should call the roll, every' article:, .... , .,. , ,v, i-i..
, localities of every city in the L nitea
uf ed in connection with an automobile ' States. She easily walks off widi the
I hcDors. As the east is demanding Mif s
would answer "iere " Tell us what i Carus, this will probably be her final
engagement for some time. It was
Flour is also stolen fn this manner, anc
common punishment in this case is tt
let the thief abtaiu a large quantity
and then poir water into his clothing,
which makes matters rather uucon
fortaUe for the culprit.
319 Nineteenth street
you want and we will supply It to you.
W handle all sizes of Week's Anti-
Auto Supply Co.
Look for big red tire.
th same In every other newspaper.
The reviewers all handed out prai;e
!n liberal quantities and their judg
ment was backed up by the audiences
which filled the houses nightly at.
which Miss Carus appeared. In addi- j
tion to Miss Carus
plst of Seymou
niusical act which introduces well
us appeared. In addi- J I
arus the bill will con-1 1
it's Happy Family, all.
If ycur stomach is bad, appetite
pcor, bowels constipated, try
It will tcne and strengthen the
system and make you "forget
your stomach troubles. All druggists.
list till III !
to release the defendants pending de
cision of the reviewing court.
Immediately after the technicali
ties involved in the decision had been
cleaned up and 60 days fixed as the
time in which the writ of error of the
defendants must be filed, the counsel
for the prisoners began a seirph to
obtain the big bond. Telegraph
wires were kept busy till late in the
night with labor leaders throughout
; the country.
The bonds, fixed on the ba3ls of
j $10,000 for each year of sentence, are:
Frank M. Ryan, Chicago, president
of the International Association oT
' Bridge and Constructural Iron Work
; ers, $70,000.
John T. Butler, Buffalo, vice presi- '
I dent of the Structural Iron Workers,
j Olaf A. Tveitmoe, San Francisco,
j secretary' of the California Building :
j Trades Council, $60,000.
! J. E. Munsey, Sa'.t Lake City, Utah, !
! $60,000. j
Eugene A. Clancy, San Francisco, :
I f r.o.nnn I
J I Phillip A. Cooley, Ne- Orleans,!
ennes-Kuitlcr Machine Company
All Kinds of Machinery Repaired
Genera! Repairing and Automobile Supplies
First Class Work. Prompt Service
VULCANIZING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES
Dealers in New and Second-Hand Cars
Phone West 1747
2412 Third Ave.
Rock Island, III.