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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 1913.
Several Star Candidates to Try
for Places on Eock Island
The Rock Island Independents will
boast one of the fastest teams in the
country this fall according to the pres
ent dope. A call for candidates has
been issued and the first workout will
be staged at Expo park tomorrow
morning at 9 o'clock. With most of
the old men back in . the line-up and
several star candidates trying for
places, the prospect are rosy. Of the
likely prospects among the newcom
ers are McGinnis, star quarterback
and end of the St. Ambrosa squad,
"Danny" Eaton, two years ago star
fjuarterback of the Wisconsin Univer
sity team, and Gus Paridon the hefty
enter who is well known In local foot
ball circles. Dick Liitt will coach the
men again. The Independents last
ypar won the state championship and
they expect to duplicate the feat this
Feason. The schedule is rapidly be
ing completed, and games have beea
hlafd with some of the fastest teams
ia the middle west.
RACE TRACK FOLLOWERS
STRANDED AT "SPRINGS"
South Bend, Ind., Aug. 30. Con
vinceJ that there is no probability of
a resumption of racing at Mineral
Springs, owners yesterday took over
150 horses from the stables and
shipped them to other points. Major
SUNDAY, AUG. 31
Matinee and Night
The Dramatic Etent
A Girl &
I A PLAY WITH A MORAL
Matinee. 10c and 25c. .
Night Prices, 10c, 20c, 30c.
Seat Ssle Friday.
nized as the best.
The leader of
M. & G. CLUB
Pantages Classy Vaudeville
Three Performances Sunday and Labor Day at 2:45,
7:30 and 9:30.
Seats Now Selling. Phone Moline 37.
Two shows every day at 2:45 and 8:15.
Three shows Sundays and Holidays, 2:45, 7:30 and 9:30
Daily Matinee, 10 and 20c.
Sunday and Holiday Matinee, 10c, 20c and 30c.
Night Prices, 10c, 20c and 30c.
Phone Moline 37.
WARD AND DELMORE EMPIRE
Team of comedians will appear On bill fcr first half of next week, pre
senting "The Baggage Men."
George W. Freyermuth of the state
trops will remain in charge of the rac
plant until after Labor day at least
By that time it Is expected that every
horse will have been taken from Min
eral Springs. A score of race track
followers are stranded here.
NOT DROP CASES
Says no Effort Has Been Made
to Have Him Withdraw
M. W. A. Action.
Harry M. McCaskrin today sent to
the board of review the following
communication in reply to rumors of
an effort being made to induce him
to withdraw his proceedings to com
pel the Modern Woodmen order to
pay taxes on its funds In Rock Island
Rock Island, III.. Aug. 29, 1913.
To the Board of Review, Rock Island
IWr Sirs: I notice that there is a
report being circulated that an effort
wi'.l be made to have Harry M. Mc
Caskrin, the complainant, drop the
rase aguinst the Modern Woodmen of
America In the matter of the assess
ment of its funds for taxation. I wish
to inform this board that no such ef
fort has been made, and that I wouid
not consider any proposition to with
draw my complaint iu this matter,
that I ihlnk the board is right in going
on with tile case as Mr Allen has
Yours very truly,
HARRY M. McCASKRlX.
J 1.50 a bushel at Market Square,
Seventeenth street, 8:30 Tuesday
Sunday Night the Last Time to
See This Big Bill.
1. Emp:re Orchestra.
2. Photo Plays.
3. Harry Thriller,
4. Russeil & Church.
5. James Morrison & Co.
6. Jack Sheppard.
7. Ten Dark Nights.
8. Photo Plays.
9. Empire Orchestra.
Two Shows Sunday Night
7:30 and 9:15
First Half Three Days Only
Bert and Lottie Walton.
Ward & Delmcre.
Carrall & Pyerlot Co.
Mills & Moulton.
Togean & Geneva.
Two Shows Wednesday Night
7:30 and 9:15
Phone Rock Island 708.
TWO BIG "SMOKES"
TO HGHT IN PARIS
Boston, Mass., Aug. SO. Sam Lang
ford, negro heavyweight, is to meet
Jack Johnson, heavyweight champion
of the world, in a bout for the title In
Taris on Dec. 20. Arrangements for
the match were ' ade by cable yes
terday, accordin, to Joe Woodman,
manager of Langtord.
The bout Is to be of twenty rounds,
and will be staged in the Cirque de
Paris, under the direction of Theodore
Vienne. Langford is guaranteed a
lump sum and a percentage of the re
ceipts for his appearance, Woodman
The Boston heavyweight was defeat
ed by Johnson. seven years ago, and
has been seeking another bout with
the the champion since. Johnson's re
ported need of money and the fact
that proposed bouts with white men
in Taris and London have been frown
ed upon are the reasons, in Woodman's
opinion, that resulted in the match be
SAYS CITIES SHOULD
ENDOW GRAND OPERA
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New York. Aug. 30 It Is only &
question of a little while until every
city in the United States of two hun
dred thousand population or over will
have its own grand opera company
piaying In a municipal theater, says
M3rie McFarland, the grand opera
star. Miss McFarland is well ac
quainted with conditious in Europe
and has visited many of the municipal
theatres of France, Italy and Germany.
The fostering of music in those coun
tries was responsible for the establish
ment of state endowed opera organ
izations. "So country is better able to carry
out such a project than this one,"
says Miss McFarland. "We have Uie
wealth and we have the material. The
Americans are gradually pushing them
selves to the front among the worlds
great singers, and why not? The
American girl ha3 more Intelligence
than her foreign sisters. She is well
favored with looks. Her knowledge of
the world is greater. She had more
liberty as a child. She throws an im
petuosity in her studies that the for
eigner knows nothing of and all these
elements go to make for success.
"If there were a few composers who
could write grand cpera In the United
States we would have more American
grand orpera artists. The composer
has much to say as to who shall sing
in his opera and of course he favors
hl3 country women. Still there are
times when he must have us and it is
only because he cannot find among his
own people the singers he would like
"It should be the' duty of eTery
American parent to see that his chil
dren learn the primary principles of
music as soon as they learn their let
ters and with this stimulus the love
of music would become ingrained and
they would follow it up through nat
ural inclination. All we want are audi
ences and once we have them they
would insist on endowed opera which
then could be given at prices within
the reach of all."
I ; A Sightseeing Trip.
! On the steamer Helen Blair every
; Sunday afternoon through Moline lock
1 1 to Hampton, returning over the rapids
j' Leaves at 2:45. 35c (Adv.)
! J v$
Aug. 31 "The Girl of the Moun
tains." Sept 1 "The Thief," matinee and
Sept. 6 "The Girl from Mumm's."
wih Olive Vail, matinee and night.
Sept. 7 "The Shepherd of the
Se:t 3 W. B. Patten in "Laiy
Vaudeville Pertormances dally (ex
cept Wednesday and 3unday) at 2:45
and S:15 p. m. Wednesday and Sun
day Performances at 2:45, 7:30 and
:15 p. m.
AT THE ILLINOIS.
"The Girl of the Mountains," which
comes to the Illinois tomorrow, mat
inee and night, is the story of a girl
who has lived with a hermit in the
mountains ever since she was kid
napped when a youngster. The hermit
finds a gold mine and the girl is taken
to New York, where, with the Eer
mit's millions, she is enabled to get
Into Eociety. Her experiences there
and her final return to her mountain
home and happiness are cleverly told.
William Winter, a veteran among
veteran dramatic critics of New York,
has said of "The Thief," which will
be seen at the Illinois theatre next
Monday, "matinee and night, with MIfs
Janet Ally in the leading role: "It
is a good play, well acted and should
run 6,000 nights in New Y'ork and
after that I sincerely hope that C. S.
Primrose will present "The Thief" in
every hamlet, village and city in the
United States. It is a play with a pur
pose. It is a play husbands should
take their wives to see; one that
wives hould take their husbands to
see and one that every unmarried man
and woman in the country should see."
"The Thief belongs in the category of
problem plays. The problem is the
question: "What would you have done
under the circumstances?" The story
is well known. It tells the tale of a
colossal love; a love no great that a
woman stoops to criminality in order
that she might keep her husband. Thit
is the story in a nut shell. The prob
lem comes in the fact that the woman;
husband forgives her and in so doiiig
the leading question is asked.
Usually when a musical comedy has
one or two good musical numbers
everybody is satisfied. "The Girl from
Mumm's," which comes to the Illinois
Saturday, Sept. 6, matinee and night,
has 16 hits. Six of them, "There's a
Reason," "On thp Road to Philadel
phia," "Teach Me," "Captivating Cleo,"
"Homesick," "The Girl of Mumm's and
Mine," are liaving a race for popular
ity and from present indications it is
going to be imporrible to pick the win
ner. Kali one of these numbers is
the kind which create successes. The
music is by F. A. Bohnhorst, and
shows the refreshing originality with
a- whistley tunefulness which has
mado "The Girl from Mumm's" a sure
fire success. Combined with this is
the book by J. A. Lacy, a book without
a dull spot, a book with a real plot
and with such sparkling comedy that
every member of the company takes
as much pleasure in each performance
OS does the audience. Miss Olive Vail,
a fnvorite comedienne, whose previous
visits to this city have left such an
excellent impression that no further
praise is necessary, heads the cast,
comprising such prominent artists as
Walter Ware, Jackson Barry, John E.
Frank, Francis McKenna, Miss Nellie
Watters, Miss Erin Lacy, Miss'Marjie
Dow and M:ss Hazel Regan. The
chorus has already been named "The
Olive Vail Beauty Chorus." Natural
ly, with such a production it requires
a gorgeous setting and costuming, and
in this respect Messrs. Sheehan and
Beck have outdone themselves; the
gowns, including those worn by the
i chorus, are each and all original crea-
tions, having been designed and creat
ed by Madame Mruregor-Huii; each
gown being made and fitted for the in
dividual girl who wears It.
AT THE EMPIRE.
A strong variety of acts have been
booked for the first half of next week
at the Empire theatre. Every act has
been selected by Manager Dolly's
booking agents with a view to novelty.
Not a single act of the five has ever
appeared here. Togean and Geneva
will appear in a series of up-to-date
dances which they perform in a high
ly precarious position on the tight and
slack wire. Jules Simonson & Co. have
a funny farce which they call "I Died."
In it. Mr. Simonson presents Carroll
and Pierlot, assisted by two other art
ists. Ward and Del more, billed as
"The Baggage Men," have an entirely
new comedy sketch. Bert and Lottie
Walton will perform their comedy ec
centricities. FAMILY AT MOLINE.
Pantage's vaudeville is to receive
its premier in Moline tomorrow when
the Family theatre, under general su
pervision of Charles E. Berkell of
Davenport opens its doors to initiate
what appears at present as likely to
be a successful season. By introduc
ing methods instrumental in building
up the American theatre, Davenport,
Mr. Berkell hopes to repeat bis suc
cess in Moline and will not fail if
high class variety bills at standard
popular prices can accomplish his pur
pose. Dysentery Is a dangerous disease bu
can be cured. Chajpberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy has
been successfully used in nine epi
demics cf dysentery- It has never
lyen known to faiL It Is equally val
uable for children and adults, and
when reduced with water and sweet
ened, it is pleasant to take. Sold by
all druggists. (Adv.)
All the news ail the time Ths
Upholds Cause of The Argus as
to Automobiles and Bears
It no 111 Will.
"I hope The Argus does not for a mo
ment think I have anything against it,"
said F. A. Andrews, telephoning the
office of the paper, "for I have
not It has always treated me
fairly and 1 have valued its good
will as one of the best of my assets.
What I said in the police station was
more in the nature of a joke than oth
erwise and I am sorry if it, was taken
seriously. I do not want anyone to
think I have a club out for The Argus,
for I have not.
"It is not necessary for me to say
how deeply grieved I have been over
the accidental death of the little boy
'who was run down by my machine,
I would not have had it happen for
all the world, and I have always appre
ciated to the bottom of my heart the
fair deal The Argus gave me then
and the trouble it took to investigate
all the facts and circumstances and to
show to the people of Rock Island that
I was not to blame.
"Furthermore, I am not opposing
the stand The Argus has taken f"'
traffic regulation. I have no objections
as an automobile owner to being reg
ulated and compelled to respect the
rights of others, and furthermore 1
believe The Argus is dolt. a pub
lie service in demanding that all ve
hicles uniformly respect the require
ments. It w-111 be better for all. If
the law is observed and all re treated
excursion of Ucal lodge No. 608, I.
O. O. F., on steamer Sidney.
Revival at Tindall's grove.
Ferullo's band at Zum Alten Dorf.
Revival at Tindall's Grove.
Initial practice of independent foot
Monmouth K. C. team vs. W. C. U.
Final concert of the Rosenfield me
morial series at Long View park.
Illinois theatre season opens with
"The Girl of the Mountains."
Labor day celebration. Parade at 10
a. m., and exercises at Exposition park
Motor boat races under auspices of
Island City Boating association.
Meeting of Tri-Clty Bowling league
Automobile races at mile track In
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
For express, call William Trefa.
Trl-City Towel Supply company.
Independent Express Co. West 981.
Earge Mississippi Sunday, Aug. 31,
Monday, Sept. 1.
Pticking them on the "Mississippi."
Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.
Barge Mississippi Two days only,
next Sunday and Monday.
Sunday afternoon "Barge Missis
sippi." Buffalo and Andalusia.
Big Labor day excurs'on, Monday af
ternoon and evening. Barge Missis
sippi. Six per cent farm mortgages. Litten
& Roberts. People's Nations' bank
Mississippi Steamer Frontenac.
Finest of its kind that has ever been
seen here. Quincy Herald, Aug. 23.
Londoma's big orchestra, bigger and
better than ever. Barge Mississippi
Sunday, Monday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.
"Hay Fever Knocker."
Any sufferer of hay fever can be
quickly relieved by using Steven's
Hay Fever Knocker. If unable to get
it from your home druggist, send di
rect to T. W. Stevens & Co., Wrild
Rose, Wis. Sample box 25c, large size,
$1.00. Guaranteed by T. W. Stevens
Drug company. (Adv.)
Racine, Wis. There will be no La
bor day celebration in Racine. The
proposed parade and picnic was called
off at a meeting of the trades and la-
World Champion Auto Races
Greatest Motor Event Ever Attempted in Iowa
Famous Drivers Entered
(World's Dirt Track Monarch)
WILD BILL ENDICOTT
(Direct from Elgin Road Races)
(Former Famous Marmon Driver)
And Other Noted Pilots
World's Fastest Cars
290 H. P. Jay-Eye-See. Simplex,
"Zip," Case Cars, Tornado, Buljet,
Pirate and other speed creations.
MOTOR TRUCK SERVICE FROM
STREET CARS TO THE RACE
RACES START 3 P. M.
GATES OPEN 1 P. M.
Davenport Mile Track dlT
LABOR DM. JCSr'm
MISS OLIVE VAIL ILLINOIS
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Miss Vail is featured In the musical comedy, "The Girl From Mumm's,"
which will be presented at the Illinois next Saturday, matinee and night. '
bor council because of differences be
tween the musicians' and metal polish
ers' unions, the latter demanding that
MATINEE AND NIGHT
SATURDAY, SEPT. 6th
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witn Miss Olive Vail
Prices: Mat. 50c, 75c. SI. Night 25c, 50c, 75c, $1, $1.50
all members of bands scheduled for
the parade pledge- themselves to abol
ish "nonunion instruments."
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4-W l- f if"
290 H. P. Jay-Eye-See, dread
naught which Disbrow will
Crlve Labor day.
General 'Admission Ik
Reserved Seals 25c