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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 1913.
GAME WON AFTER
TIME IS CALLED
Rock Island Team Scores Vic
tory in Playoff of Contest
With Abingdon High.
COUNTY LADS OFF
AL ACKERMAN TO
MEET CHICAGO AN
SEASON IN SWING
Chorus in the "Cat and Fiddle" at Empire
S. J. Ferguson Leads Party of
Boys to Urbana to Take Short
Coarse in Agriculture.
Hundreds Killed Last Week
Duck Are Still Here "
With th game a tie when the
thistle blew at the end of tha second
half. Hock Island won Saturday night's
basket hall contea with the tm
from Abingdon, 111., by making throe '
scores in the playoff. The final count !
wae 2 to 25. To Claudr Kipp. aj
substitute player, who was put Into j
the game near the close, fell the honor j
c winning the victory. He made the i
three points which gave the loca"l
team its margin. Under the rues when
the score Is tie at the end of the sec
ond period, the play continues until
one or the other aide is two points in
he lead. Klpp made a free throw
for one point and a minute la'er
scored a field goal and ended ths
The Rock Island boys started the j
paine with a rush and at the close of j
t:ie first half were nina points ahead j
rt their opponents. Abingdon earner
back strong in the second half, how-1
ver, and managed to tie up the count, t.
Captain Tremann of the locals and
Trevor and Torrancs for the visitors
cupied the stellar rcles for -heir
r-peot.lve teams, but the others play- I
ed good ball also and made the con- j
t"at most Interesting.
Prior to the main yamu, the second j
taui played a sauad represen'ing ;
Camp 26. M. W. A., r.nd he Wood-
ri"n easily defeated the'r younger op
V nnts bjr a score if 47 to ?.2. '
The summary for tt. tecond (Time: :
l.lT-ups: Kock TManl Reeves, Holl'-:
h and Klpp, forwards; Tremnu, '
c "Titer; Glass and Chalk, guard -:.
Abingdon McWilllams, Trevor un'l
Tf rran , forwards; Torranro at:i
Trevor, center; Cramer ml ftopelan-i,
r-.-miM Field briskets: Rock Island -
Reeves. I!; Troin;-n, 4; Ch'lk, -; .
Chf-s. 2. Abili-rl-.r; Mr-"illiais, 1;
Tr'-vor, Z; Torrance. 4. Foul baske'r:
R 1; Island -Reeve-;, 1 ; Kipp. 3.
hii-gil'.n -.V'AVillUtmti. 4; Trevor, :,.
Rei". r'-e, Robb; umpire, "cf lure. Tne
of Ij.Jves, 2U mhi'l'es.
AT THE EMPIRE.
In "The Cat and far Fiddle," th
lri'f-icpl extravaganza hit which has
been o v..d' ly heraUeJ for the offer
ii;j: at the Empire tl.-n re th" firs:
hij'.f ct this week, v..- are ured
H at no producer h?.n s: far given
so much fur the tiiony. It is a
d'OUKfnl niuslril piny, abounding in
f p-rkl iig epigrams and smart v;Ui-
'sins iind I? ricli In melodii-3 thi
ire hnwi.t in.-; and c'rhy. It ir, a
i:m si i. t pectade, which is said to
n.e j'f the teuton's irrea'et.r sio
re'.ses. Ed. ;:H'oro and 20 o'.hers,
t;. a'ly girls, and a number of new
f ng hils. are promised.
AT THE GRAND.
The Grand opera house. Divert port,
l it ni-ht opened as a Jnk of the
o-p'.ieiun vaudeville clrcnr, present
it y I. fore a enpacity audience whit
wr conceded to have bpen tiie Mroinc
rm variety bill ever wittios.-ed in the
tri cities The G'and will play seven i
HftM mill wilt rhllTiPA htlla eeklv v v. i
l:-.g two performances daily. The in-!
i. ova Ion brings to the loeility the
ean.e class of ratidov'l'e entertain
ment that is enjoyel in ti:e .arger
fiiiox. of course with c"rre8
increase in prices, b'lt the
C the Orpheura circuit are of he b
1.. r . . ' i . . i . i . i . .
in i. i-Mcr iiMiiMiif; urr i at' m r.a'i'Jii, i
1:-t ttrA nre nOi:ffli nefilo liee.
l,. lm .re iii!n to nv fr f h, !
b Klier class amusements -o make the
venture at the Grand a financial suc-
r' rs. and the patronr.ge and enthus-1
I inn in evidence at the Introductory '
rfcriiiance would seem to indicate
hat the theory Is sound. 1). I... Hugaes j
lontinues as manager of the Grand,
rnd the tri-city public has not forgot
ten his promises during the two sea
n ii- thi he oerved the be tr clas
of road prod net Ions, he having brought
her. my t lie best companies travel
ing. Mr. Hughes never onc disap
po.nted his patrons during those two
ears. Thus It was no- surprising
that his announcement that he had
taken on ;he Orpheum shows should
have tilled hie house. Arthur B.
White, a representat!e of the Or
Iheuu management, is on the ground
to assist Mr. Hughes In the opening
preliminaries. Mr. White states that
the Orpheum people have come here
fir the purpose of stablioh'ng a per-' fullcp, new Orleans' left banded pkch
ii'.auent link in their chain of tirs ! er. The price paid for him was not
ass vaudeville houses. It is not a;: s ated. but managers of other big
experiment. Where the Orpheum
folks participate iu the establishment
cf a house, thr prick 1 out until it
i- made a .'.&oia! winner. Mr.
Feels Like a
He Used Pknt Juice and It
C. Taylor of Eel Fifth street. Rock
1''.t.i!, employed by the Rock Island
t'vw ooinr.any, a6 he was a sufferer
i noi..jih trouble for more than
e.ir. My fen d dlJ not oroe witn
: f;er rrHtir.T glides vouid form in
fctemach, g.vir.g me tmt distress.
:.!. l.er.rt wc-jld futtcr, v as very n.r-
'..i ai.d'l could not sleep, wnnld get
f. tired '. i the mcrr.ing with pair.s in
n.r b.iik. I used riant Jy.ee 12 days
i.r.d I want to tell you it t ured me. I
new et up In the morning feeling l:kc
i. i v. c: j e :r old. M' sppe it is Jod
White said that the verdict of last
rifbt was moru thin enough to satisfy j
him tha the people we'e waiting for !
the kind of ontertainiient they are ta I
huve isi tho future i:t the Grand. One;
cf the pleasing feaiures is a 10-piccc
ccn.ert orchestra undr the l"aaer-t-lvn
cf F. H. Jebo, with Earl Bowlby.
a Rock ljl?.nd boy. at th' piano. The
cpen!:-r bill, every act in the star
lass, consists of Lydia IJirrv, a sla-!
or ( f charue'er Fons, who proved to j G..me. So says Charles C. Spink, pub
bo he big hit cf t!:e bi'i; G'.is Wein- i Ksher of .the Sporting News of. St.
be tk :ir"J conipar.y in "My Ixjved One," : i-oui:;, who has recently returned from
': heart-reuc hin sketch; Will'am Ab-I a sojourn in Australia with plen'y of
bf it an l Julia Curtis in :-i;:iks and !
'm'tatitns: Howard, a ventriloquiht in
it i lass by himself; Ch-.!rl"s Olcot'.
v !kj barl;.s;;ves " a comic opera with
del ie?r fril cl"veruesE: les Marco R -lii,
French potr.wly conjurors, wlio ex
pose the tricks of legedermaine. and
, Herbert's loop, the loop dojrs. said to
be ;be greates-f act of its hind before
tl-.e public. The orrhe-tra gives a
half hour concert before the slio"-. ;-. nj
.pictures are shown for he clot-in1.;.
- Manager Rowland Maiio Ccn rac'.s.
Iiubngue. Iowa, Jau. 13. -Mn-.u-T
Rowiand of the Dubuque Three Eye
team has mailed oJt contracts to tho
following plttyers: Jack Rjycraft,
o;:tchcr. Chicno; Mcdrkk By. :b'r.
catcher. St. lycuis; Jack Beat y, first
base, Toronto, Can.; Fred Earl wine,
infieldor. Hamilton, Ohio; Rollo Uar-
1 itiger, inllelder. Mount Verrun, !nu.;
Vernon Isaacs, infielder. Forest City,
Iowa: Billy Swanson. outfielder. Chica
go; Howard Daringer, outfielder. Mount
' Vernon, Ind.; Ray Webster, pitcher,
1 Buffalo, N. T.; Walter Seaman, pitch
er. Burling on. Ky.; Danny Miller,
pitcher. Mount Morris, I.I.; Guy Gregg.
, pitcher. Rostville, Iowa.; Frank Ler
chen, firpt basemtn. Detroit ( uncer
tain l; Joseph Schlueter, pitcher,
Hubuque (uncertain .
Elect Rowing Officials.
I Qu'ncy. III.. Jan. 13. Officers of the
Central States Rowing association
were elee'ed here Saturday night :s
follows: Joseph Dil?. North End club.
ixuus. prebiueni; i. naries unuse,
. ;ortn Miue ciuo, yuiny, vice presi
dent; Thonris Halley, Mound City
c'uib. 5t. I.ouis. secretary, and W. K.
Abbott. South Side club, Quincy, tr
Harry Adams Dead. I
Worcester, Mass., Jan. 13. Harry I
A ll J ma firui if tliu hilar lrA.u-n -l !
j' '. ' , . ', , '
moterw of nniriteur flthlti in th
east and referee of the New Knelaud
! ttitrrnllii;i p'.muti Hinm Ihnv -.iro
..rtabliKhed die,! Suturd-v at M. hom
alter a week's illness with pneumonia.
l'e ws 44 vears old
Watson Made President.
New York. Jan. 13. Robert C. Wt
son. who for four years haa been sec
rotary of the United States Golf as
socio -ion, was elected president Bt baseball. A few dsyg in Sydney, the
tho annual meeting held Saturday capital of New South Wales, convinc
night. Xearlv H0 delegates from all : e! D'm that K WM not lack of lntw"
parts of the country were present, j oat in "our" ame that prevented
! carrying out arrangements for Ewing's
Cullop to Naps.
Cleveland. Jan. 13. The Cleveland
American league club has signed Nick
league clubs had made offers of $10,ou0
j or Ill'.oOn for his services, it is 6atd.
' The Cleveland club now has four south-
Relieved Hia Suffering.
, and I have no more pains ln my back.
I heartily recommend Plant Juice.
For men and women who suffer with
nervous ness and a general run down
and knocked out condition, there is
r.o speciflr and tonic so effective as
Fiar.t Juice. It clears the liver, erad-ic.-ites
every vert&re 0 b'liousuese.
rtrrects all storraca disoriiers, and
hcn'.fhes indlges-iu. Uric arid in the
biood is jpeedily disfohed and the
svstern is relieved of this insidious kid
For sale by ali druggists in the trW
The ordinary Englishman may not
care for our bally Yankee game, you
know, but his Australian brother does
! and only awaits an American invasion
to surrender all his
cricket p.nd the like,
other spor s,
to the Only
ovldcjic.1 secured first band to con-
vince him that some day the island
ct atinent is going to be just as en
thusiastic over baseball as he United
rf'.ates of America is today. In fact,
lie thinks the enthusiasm with which
tin "national game" has been accept-
.-i uMtu, " luiiwuiesur
iitno.uiu w;n ce mna comparea io
the boom that awaits it among tha
y. v. Spitilr had gone to Australia pre
puud to return with a s'ory that
wuuld not be encouraging to Charit s
A. 'omirikey or any others who have
been considering an Australian in- j
:i. mis as m yari uue ,o mSb(, ab!e ?0 p,.t up a pame wouH
daiT-ointnifnt In failure to find that ; not hamo hJm ln the ordin3ry jnor
ice i;-.e had made any progress in leas,Ufs in flie states In f:ict, Mr.
hSia;i'l when he visited that ttght gpJnk fcund that the Australians are
hum isiauo oi cncKei ana ea a y ear
a:;o. Ilti had pictured in his mind
th-.'.t tiT- Australians were only trans
planted Englishmen, anyway, and he
was not very hopeful of them.
There was also the fac' that the
much advertised trip planned by J.
" . . r. . . . ...,,,;
to Auttra.ia had been called off at the I
lest minute because the Australians
! were unable to guarantee Mr. Ewing
against financial loss. This failure,
argued the Sporting News man, did
j net indicate that the Australians
were keen to see a real exposition of
the American game.
Cal Ewing had planned to take two
teams to Aubtralia, one made up of
i Coast league players, the other of
players gathered from the major
; leagues. It fell through, however, be
i cause there was not sufficient time
! for the Australians interested to ar
range for funds. Fifteen thousand
dollars would have been necessary to
i guarantee the trip against financial
j loss, and the venture was suggested
i on such short notice that the Austra-
linns could not meet their Dart of the i
I Mr. spink naa agreed to mate we
: trip with the Ewing party, had al
i nady arranged for his transportation.
I'"""" m .u.
' S eamship company, and h decided
, anyway, even If alone,
with passage engaged via tne oceanic
and see for himself just how the Aus
tralians were getting along with what
President Eliot calls a greater civi-
I In fact, Mr. Spink found Australia
1 much alive basebsJMcally and hungry
1 for more of the game, standing with
: open arms, so to speak, to welcome
i Americans who can teach them the
j fine points, for they admit that their
j game is as yet rather crude compared
(with ours, though it Is the same old
j game, played ln the same old way,
I with the same old thrills, and a mix
ture of American baseball expressions
and Australlanlcms that was Interest
ing and often amusing.
The result of the visit is that
Ct.ar.es A. Comiikey, who has talked
cf taking his White Sox to Australia
next December, will be assured that 1
he will make no mistake, bu: Mr. '
Spink will warn him that he Is likely
to lose some of his players thinks
the natives may make things so pleas-:
ant for them that thosa who haven't '
strong home ties are likely to desert
and remain to teach the Australians '
:Le obscure points of the inside game. :
Mr. Sp.nk got no farther than Syd
ney, but was assured there that cocdl
'cus as he found them were plactic
i iiy dupMeated in Me'.bourne, the o h-
c- bi e'ity of the island continent,
and that over ln Tasmania a'.so he
would f.nd the same thing bnseba!!
wonderful told, flayers rap-
idly developing and big crowds turn
ing out o cheer them on.
In Sydney ha found a baseball or-
ganlzation, comprising three leagues,
capably conducted by enthusiastic :
sportsmen. The leagues are amateur ;
affairs the professional game 13 as '
yet unanown Dut admissions are
charged and the organization more
han pays the incidenta". expenses of
operation. One league has eight cl i'js,
the others six. Regular seasons are
played under schedules similar to
those in operation in American or
ganized baseball. The best players
are chosen for the teams after tiy
outs 'hat might be likened to t!ie
training season in America. Mr.
Sp;Bk was told that in Sydney and
suburbs, where the New South Wales ;
Baseball association for that is the j
iiuic m.- mNiuuu- in opeia-,
i . ...i. ..i.... t...ii m.
4,baseb:i!:r8" to use th- Australiaa .
vena, and to Lo a MbasebaUer" of any j
i-oKuueu mimras iub aun.'ie must
bf. oud cf th.;i;r "baseballers" and
a bl- proud cf th-::r
that "fast as Ty Cobb" is claimed for
speedy base runners with just as
much assurance as the American
acout who thinks he has dug up a
The three Australian leagues or
rather the leagues operated under he
x. ,f, , v, ... ,
New South Wales Baseball associa
tion, for Melbourne a'.so has its
leagues are known respectively as
the District division, which i3 a senior
league, and the A and B divisions,
which are leagues of players not so
expert in the game. The territory from
which patronage- is drawn has a popu
lation of about a million. Sydney it-; l"B impression turn tuu AUBirmian
self has a population' estimated at : umplreB. ins.ead of being "robbers"
750,000, or about that of St. Louis. : aud "crooks," as they are in Ameri-
.i ca, are very highly regarded gentle
The DlsTict division season opened i . .. . j,,.,, , -
.,,. . . . i men and that the disputing of one of
May 11 last year and ended August ,. . . , , ... ...
-a . . . . , ... 6 their decisions would be looked upon
10. The A division opened its season ; , , . .
. . . , . ,, m as an outrageous offense against clean
cn May 11 and closed August 17. The , SDOrt
B division had a schedule similar to j ,,'.; , , ., , , . ,
., . , j, , . . . ' Having been disappointed in the
that of the A division, opening and . ., ..v. . i i. ..
, . . ' ! failure of the American "baseballers
closing on the same dates. i . . ., .. . . . .
jj.. . .v. . j . ' o visit them during the winter, the
in auuiiiuu i vj luc icgumj Btiucuuica I
There was a "field day," which pro
ab:" compares to, our
The American visitor got something
of a shock when he was told that the
I Australians had maintained a baseball
0 f lg fa ,h
organization ior lb years mat ne
various leagues operated bd never
hfan 'Foilrfh of .Tlllv hlnnmura tnit
that with the exception of one or two
bad seasons, the end of the schedule
found money in the treasury. He had
to admit the Australians had some
thing on their American minor league
cousins, but he "wised up" to the slt
ua'lon when he learned that the games
are played by amateurs, the players
getting no pay, but being It is for
sheer love of the sport. He attended
a business meeting of the baseball as
sociation, had the pleasure of giving
them some Information on how the
game Is operated in America and met
an imposing list of officials, including
the Ban Johnson of Australian bate-
F M P 1 R F
-L' THEATRE -L'
Where everybody goes.
Here but three days only.
"Cal and k Fiddle"
20 PEOPLE 20
Order seat3 early.
Phone West 708.
Xineteen Rock Island county vouthg
, together with County Superintendent
b. J. Ferguson, left this morning on
the early Peoria train on their way
to Vrbana. 111., to take the two weeks
short course in agriculture at the state
university. The boys are taking the
trip by virtue of the generosity of the
banks, newspapers and several of the
prominent men'of the county, each lad
having his expenses paid for him so
that the trip and the two weeks' In
s ructici will cost him nothing. The
complete list of boys. togeher with
their addresses and the man or in
stitution which pays their expenses,
Frank Jamison, Moline, R. F. D.,
State Savings Bank & Trust company,
Herbert Klowan. Coal Valley, Mo
line Mechanics & Merchants Savings
Harry Wynn, Coal Valley, Moline
Trust & Savings bank.
Clyde A. Lees, Coal Valley, People's
Savings Bank & Tru6t company, Mo:
Vernon Wilson, Coal Valley, State
bank of East Moline.
Warren W. Walker, Hillsdale, Mo
Glenn Camp, Hillsdale, Farmers &
Merchants bank, Hillsdale.
Roy Ziegler, Port Byron. R, Rx NA 3.
j East Moline Manufacturers' State
Glenn Hofer, Andalusia, Rock Island
! State bank.
j Roy Wangelin, Milan, Rock Island
! German Trust & Savings bank.
Deles E. Snickler. Milan. R F. T.
x0. 4, Contral Trust & Savings bank,
Robert Nichols, Milan, Rock Island
Savings bank. '
Dudley I.p.mbert, Cordova, Moline
Mail and Journal.
C'u'.r'es Craig, Port Byron, Rock Is-
land Union Printing company.
Kenneth Y. Powell, Illinois City, R.
F. D. No. 1, S. S. Davis.
Dee Morse. Illinois City, R. F. D. No. j
1. S. S. Davis.
Waldo Lees, Hillsdale, Rock Island ; liners which niako the trip from San
Argus. i Francisco in l'J days, the UiUanco be-
Virtril Eipper, Port Byron, Otto Hu- ing 7,5i0 miles. These boats sail ev
ber. erv two weeks, vin 1 1 mol'ihi. v. hicli.
Hollis Bonrdman, Port Bvron. O'to '
'I.Ti'I I A I innni r npnetdant Af llm
ou'h Wains Baseball association, llo :
be prepared to tell Ban Johnson j
something, for the South Wales orga-j
nizntion boasts an ofilcial patron as
Well p n nT-ppi:lATl nnri a lioet of rom- '
mittees. The patron is His Exceilen-
cv Lord Chelmsford. K. C. M. G., aud
.,, Ai:tinA '
the name of the distinguished gentle
man on the official score cards is a
guarantee to Australian society that
baseball is the proper caper. In fact,
society goes in for baseball strong ia
Australia the bleacherite has to take
a back seat.
The annual report of the baseball
association makes Interesting reading.
It contains paragraphs praising the
umpires who "called the matches" and
compliments the players on their good
conduct. Evidently good conduct Is
! regarded as essential and Mr. Spink
Sydney fans were discussing during
Mr. Spink's visit the arrangement of
an "international" baseball tourna-
ment, in which the best teams that
Sydney could put on the Meld should
be matched against teams from the
neighboring island of Tasmania and
from Melbourne. Mr. Bpink suggested
that the proper "international" feat
ure wou'.d be a series of games with
Comiskey's White Sox or John Mc
G raw's Giants and the Australians as
sured him that it was not lack of de
sire on their part that had prevented
such a meeting. They were curious
'o know how he thought their game
would compare with that of the Amer
icans and while he could not give
them any information, since their sea
sen bad closed and he saw no games,
yet he admits that from some of the
husky "baseballers" he happened to
meet, he was led to believe that if
size is to count they might make Ed
Mr. Spink met Australians who still
have a keen recollection of the visit
paid them many years ago in 1888
by Cap Anson's Chicago White Stock
ings and the All-American team. In
fact, baseball ln Australia might be
said to have its birth from the ln'erest
stirred by that vi6lt. Cap Anson'a
world tourists, on that visit, found
he Australians playing cricket. In
, order to stage a ball game the two
j visiting teams of Americans had to do
i the work. Were Old Man Anson to
i take a team to Australia today he
; would find plenty of opposition from
' the team that the Australians would
put in -he field and it is likely that he
9 , wca'd also find them just as expert
:.j , In the fine points of tho gams as were
his old-time White Stockings.
The imoressicn Mr. Spink got was
that Aus ralia is ripe for baseball,
hungry for it, In fact. He believes
that the prcffEsional game, operated
en line- that would not interfere with
he axatour organizations, coti.d bo
i nziie to go bis. Tie test of his cpla-i
' On paper what looks to be the best
thing ln the way of athletics i the !
wrestling r.rH of th r n .& m rih i
which will be staged at the rink Thurs
day evening, Jan. 16, when Al Acker-
man meets Ted Tonneman, the turner !
champion. Tonneman hails from Ch
cago, and has been a conspicuous ti
ure in mat affairs for a long time, and i The boys' basket ball tournament
is very well known in turnverein cir-1 at -he high schoo". is due to start to
cles as the holder of the middle- j m0rrow. The Freshmen and Sopho
weight championship. - i ... . , . .... .
j meres will take the first tilt and the
t.--.-- -----.. - . Juniors and Seniors will furnish the
ion mav come ir Comiskev takes the second battle. There will be five
! contemplated trip next winter. That
j he is not ale:;;; of the opinion is imli-1
j ca ed by the fact that the Ocean'c
'Steamship company ami A. G. Spal 1-1
! ing i- Bios. h:vo eae'; subscribe 1 f.'tiO
I toward defraying expenses of the trip
The steamship company operates
incideiraliv, is alreadv a hotbed of
br.s-ball. as a live Americ.in colony
FiTr.Mli b... The son son was still
S; i;:li '
lande-l there, live l--.:-.'i;es plttyin? S:it-
urdjy and Sutu'.ty .uamet, .mil all ua- j
tiona.ities uiikitig bast ball in as many !
Inniriiaces ns there were le;i?ues for
the Chinese have one, tho Portuguese
one. the Japs another, he native Ha-
wauans one and the Americans an
. v, T , " "
8how ful1 Pa deicted to the game.
with box scores, ba't.ng averages aud
standing galore. Mail accounts of the
wcrld's series bo-ween the Red Sox
and the Giants and major league aver-
ages were still being printed, with all
the details with which fans in the
states are familiar. The Honolulu
scores indicate some good bail being
played, too, bu' the pitchers appeared
to have all the best of the arguments.
Honolulu fans are also eager for
visits from teams of the states, and no
Journey to Australia could be contem
plated without giving the colonists at
least an exhibition. A slight might
mean the hauling down of the flag, so
strong is the population for the game
that is spreading around the world.
Wisconsin Beats Illinois.
Urbana, 111., Jan. 13. Wisconsin
Saturday night defeated the Illinois
five in a strenuous game, 1G to 15.
.inhncnn of th Tl'iHppra nnrl Pan fl!n
, liahringer of Illinois starred
lllinois starred. The
j score at half tme was 8 to 7 in ll'i-
nois- favor. ln the Becond period
i the superior weight of the Badgers en-
abled them to carry off the victory.
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Pries 50c, 75c,
Sc2ta Mor.diy, 0 a. r... M:
ccrnpar id by .-irniit-ricc.
Local rabbit hunters report hun
dreds of "cotton tails" killed last week
In this vicinity as the result of the
snowfall which brought the nimrods
I out in force. Harry Brlges and Carl
Evans returned home yesterday from
a several days' hunting trip in the
vicinity of Boardstown. Each stag-
i gered under a load of rabbits. Briggs
succeeded ia shooting a big white jack
rabbit a species of rabbit which Is
rarely seen in this section of the
Duck shooting is also reported still
good, particularly in the Wapsie bot-
oms up the river. Large numbers of
ducks have fallan prey to the guns
of hunters in the bottoms this sea
son, according to local sportsmen.
Many hunters have been lured to
the bot'oms this season in the hope
I of getting a shot at a gra- fox which
has been seen frequently in that vicin
ity. A gray fox was shot in tho
Wapsie last win"er by a farmer who
resides near the bottoms and hunters
believe that the gray fox seen lately
i? its mate as tho home of the animal
is in he north and he rarely strays
as far south as tho central states.
Quail and prairio chicken are scarce
this year and very few are being
shot. Squirrels are plentiful and hunt
"rs have been bagging a great many
1 At High School
! teams entered in the tournament this
year, the four class teams, and a
' team composed of students entered ln
the high school under the apprentice
course. The tournament will be held
' Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
of this week, and will bo completed
Tuesday and Wednesday of the follow
ing week. The comp'.ete schedule is
Tuesday Freshmen vs. Sopho
mores. Juniors vs. Seniors.
Wednesday Freshmen vs. Appren
tices. Juniors vs. Sophomores.
Thursday Seniors vs. Apprentices.
Freshmen vs. Juniors.
Tucsriav Rc.phoniores vs. Appren
tices. Seniors vs. Freshmen.
Wednesday Sophomores vs. Sen
iors. Juniors vs. Apprentices.
For the first time today, the high
school and the Lincoln building were
heated by steam furnished by the
central heating plant. Installed in the
Manual Ar's building. The various
men, who will have control of regulat-
ing the hent, have to become accus-
' tomed to the arrangemeut under this
j plan, but for the first time, the plan
j worked exceedingly we.l.
Oldfleld Defeats Tetzlaff.
Los Angeles. Ca'., Jan. 13. Barney
Oldfleld defeated Tetzlaff in their one
mile match race on the motordrome
yesterday afternoon, smashing the
j competition record in his 300 horse
power Christie, covering the distance
in 36 15 seconds, equal to 98.3 miles
per hour. This is the fastest mile
ever driven on a circular track and
is 'hree1 seconds faster than the fast
est mile ever driven.
Sixth Year Here
You Can Pay for Treatment When
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: ruptures following operations, navel
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I bad cuses in men, women and chil
dren, and have my greatest, success
with pa lents who have failed to get a
If you must wear a traps and only
knew what comfort
The Truss That Never Fails,
brings to you. you wouldn't bo witbou,
one a single day. It holds ruptures
easier 'ban other trusses and after all
others fail. Sixty days' trial. Worn and
endorsed by thousands.
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XZ Qnlnrr HU Ctilcao, I1L
Next visit to Rock Island, Rock Island
Hotel, Saturday, Jan. 18, 8
' a. m. to 4 p. m.
January 10 p.
IN THE TRI-CITIEO
01 r-ci $1.50. Boses $2.00.
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