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LEFT EARFUL. a tta Mat atea. MAJOH LEAGUE STUFF OFFERED AUIIIA rillA III' IAAH llll All A liUAlHO fil Nd IN aIjD JACK DUFFY LlTT EVElT Ma Battlers Confident f Coppiug Hi bmoti XHf Much to Beth Meav T05ICHTS CAM). ' lock Maleae, St Paul s. ' Jaek Dtflr Chicago, 10 rounds it Itf Back Sargent,. East Xoliae, Jehui Cp Grant Ttanu Sabb, Rock Islaad, tt. Battling Connelly. Boek Is laad, four rounds it 130 poinds. - (udt Sheehan, Hork lg. hid, vs. Spike Kelly, Oaten- ; prt, four rounds at 125 pounds. Tri-city boxing fans are smack tar their lips in eager anticipation 0t th piece de resistance on to jight'i bill of fare at the Empire kating rink. Jock Malone vs. Jack Duffy, 10 rounds, sounds much like tn anoouncement for Benton Har bor or Wisconsin rings. But those cities have nothing on Rock Is land for high class mitt events, and from all indications the rink will be packed with the largest crowd that has ever attended a glove fest i Rock Island, just by way of the am ibowing their appreciation for tie major league stuff. Malone and Duffy were scheduled to Kate in this afternoon at 158 founds. This figure is pickings for Malone, who is only slightly heavier than a welterweight at this time. Daffy tips the beam higher but the limit is believed to be some ttat more than he balances. . Malone is in perfct condition for tat match. In fact every muscle in hit lithe body radiated confidence u he pranced through his final vorkout yesterday afternoon in Mo- TRAP Quarantine and customs officers 1st ui get by! The all American ttam of wingshorts aboard a Trans-Atlantic Greyhound" were'lsert from their semi-comatose con- uciiored in the Mirsey river,, th-j, dition andtbey noticeably "perked port of Liverpool awaiting the rente .'iip.'' : Gilbert's vocabulary waa owr from the custom and quaran-; tine officers before docking. A spe cial tug came racing out in advance of the regular, with a reception committee aboard leased by Frank Iiiard. representing the trapshoot-j ing team of Great Britain. They lere accompanied by special gov ernment officials who at once - es corted us ashore, where guns and equipment were listed by number to be reported back upon our de parture. At the station of the Great West ern railway in Birkenhead, a spe- al train of two cars awaited us .or a run of about 205 miles across to Londm. One coach was equipped nv luxurious comfort, the other, a ewi-dininp car, was stocked with ery culinary delicacy to tickle the Inner man, the "thirst-parlof" iccessories (as I now distinctly re member) were all that a man with s thirst could desire. ,Our team aembers were laboring under a distressing handicap, their "bar Banners" were not up to the usual itandard. On the trip Neptune had shot his harpoon of seasick Isstice to a depth that eliminate 1 11 desire for artificial stimulants, aembers were unable to get their ct physical bearings, stomachs re noticeably weak, aside from their ability to eject. " Before sailing we had been criti osed by some of our American Wends for conceding conditions in the race which they maintained was n insurmountable barrier to suc ws for our team. The English we permitted to fire two shots 'English rules) at every target rarown, while we had the right to re but en nhnt IAmlA.n mini J,2J, s naturally a prevailing jr,."' wnong our team members f w he absolutely "tlf when wtt w -uw to the firing line in the in rJonal contest for world's "hooting honors and no loop left for dissipation criticism. took no chances on being off 2 ""h. Our hosts were congen J. courteous and conciliating, ex ?g every courtesy without be agiuiitent on acceptance: Aboard 1 1 nl . No. metal cantouchlyou 1 give j afetfactfioim I Anticipate JUlAl UflLUlit line. The St Pauf atar says he is determined to land a kayo on the Chicago boy and send hi stock higher for his coming bout with Champion Jack BriUoa ia. Can too. Ohio. Mike OTJowd, champion of the middleweight division, his agreed to meet the winner of Ma-lone-Britton go some time next month. . . I Duffy says he realizes that he is to face the hardest teat in hia career tonight, and he also knows that a victory over the cpeedy Jock Malone means popularity, and lota of matches for the future. There fore, he has trained hard and faith fully for this match, with the result that he is in wonderful condition. He is confident of victory." Duffy has trained for this match with K. O. Brown, Al Tuttl and others. Besides thishe boxed three exhibition bouts, and one real fight in the last week.. He exhibited with Harry Harnell, a 170-pounder, and Stock Yards Tommy Murphy. The real fight was before a Chicago club and was a 6-round affair with Johnny Bear, a good tough fellow weighing about 170 pounds. Duffy says he will give the fight hungry fans a real fight, in fact, the best fight they ever saw. Semi-Windup. The semi-windup between Back Sargent of East Moline and Johnny Cose of Camp Grant gives promise of being a rousing, slam-bang af fair. The East Moline boy consid ers the time ripe to show his wares again and he is confident that the fans will clamor for more after he gets-through with the soldier light weight. The two preliminaries should prove slugging matches of the kind that keeps the fans interested until the big guns start to work. GUNROD BY .. TOM WARSHALL the . "rattlers" our team members relaxed and assumed a more hope ful expression. Most of their lives had been devoted to rail travel in transit between tournaments, the rumble of - wheels, undulating swing of coaches, sound of locomo tive bell and whistle accompanied by a few sudden stops, had the ef fect of awakening Crosby and Gil- again uniunoered. His nrst claim was to loss of 11 pounds between New York and Liverpool. Investi gating inquiry disclosed the fact he had pried loose from exactly that amount in the poker game. hence little sympathy was extend ed. He next confided to me his surprise at being passed without suspicion by the quarantine officers as his sallow, ghostly facial ex pression was indicative of contag ious disease. A battery of English queries were launched on team opinions of our team across. Frank Pa'rmalee confessed to a sub rosa offer. of $1,000 to the ship's captain, if he was landed on the first terra firma sighted that he might walk the bal ance of the distance. Rolla "Pop" Heikes declared the next All-America n team organized for foreign in vasion would be featured by his absence. Charley Budd computed the log or traveled miles of our vessel by the number of days he was seriously ill, claiming he was entitled to a ticket "rebate based on his continuous absence from all meals. Colonel E. M. Tripp ex pressed his personal opinion of the' author of "A life on the ocean wave" in language and with a marked emphasis which would not have proven a popular hit if chant ed in our church circle. Jack Fan ning ("Jocko-the-sailor") declared our storm was only an off-shore zephyr, claiming he could have made a successful double' on bull seals at any stage ot the voyage, his fosmer sea-going experience transferred him to the chesty or "pouter-pigeon" class when ad dressing our aggregation of land lubbers. Other members of the team whose past experience had been confined to "deep sea-going hacks," were non-eommital. Re marks were governed by a knowl edge of international law coupled with diplomatic judgment Our run to London waa most en joyable. English railways and people cater to the passing public with artistic landscape gardening in every direction. . SPORTING fy.f I Bf BEPCI COPELAJD ' , ode to i acuxsr abt. LnaH beauty, eye ke thine sjcs iue rare Oft I wsssier. wise! Hew in It would seem to all thee met Form slli smile, Ointi is erfcmtal giile! Sweet peteef, E uypaaa eeaat. wears rear Ndet address the I wenM mtek my deds aed ge. ; late thee, although I knew Fags year eyes Doth advertise, Might be made ia Cleveland, 0. Being the center of the robber iidustry, Akron, a, stretched her population from 6S.0CT to 208,435 in Ik. 1--. 1 A AKRON IS SO SNAPPY THAT EVERY- TIME A CHICKEN BOARDS A STREET CAR, THE CORNER LICE TURN TO RUB BER. The people of Akron are so elat ed by their progress that even the rubber bands give dally concerts. . RUBBER! Although we cant veach for the truth, . It Is rumored around that Babe Ruth Stood up with his nipple And slammed ont a triple, The day he displayed hia first tooth. ' Baseball teams headed toward the cellar ought to get a rise out of the prohibition sleuths. EVERY PLAYER WHO DROPS AN EAST POP FLY CAN AL WAYS CATCH HELL FROM THE MANAGER. ISLANDERS TO MEET MOLINE IN TV0 GAMES Teams Will Engage at Park Saturday and Browning Field on Sunday. Rock Island and Moline will en gage in a 2-game series Saturday and Sunday to conclude their pre season inter-clty series. On Sat urday afternoon at Douglas park the Islanders will attempt to even the series with the Plow boys and on Sunday the scene of battle will shift to Browning field in Moline. These two contests promise to bring the baseball fang out in droves. It will be the last oppor- A special $7,000,000 plant was built and a specialised organi- fL ration was gathered C together to make this tire exclusively. Such specialization is typical of Firestone. ftie plant capacity ia 16,000 a day. Great Card JAZ1 ILt New that the "country haa gone try, the baseball experts are find ing it hard to dope the pennant Figurea never lie, but jMseball statisticians need to take a drink for every decimal and then pick the Cuba and Indians to win. ACC0BBIH6 TO FOB. Oaee npoa a aaJsMgkt dreary, While I peadered, weak aad weary. Over many quaint and car ious Volume ef forgottea lore, Suddenly there came a rapping, As of someone gently tap ping, frying, TeH me, aaighbor, What's the eeoref Only that aad aotfciag mere. You are welcome to all you get oat of this: A sweet disposition never balks at a bitter pill. " THE "CARDS"- HAVE BEEN SHUFFLED SO OFTEN THEY DONT KNOW WHETHER THEY ARE A FULL HOUSE OR A MIS DEAL. Grabbing a caption from "The Wake" in the Chicago Trib, "Do you remember away back whenT every woman had to lift her skirts while boarding a street car? RAI CHECKED. Little drops of water, Little drops -of rain. Xake the magnate's daughter Toneb her dad in vain. Recalling your attention to the top of this column, it is no secret why cigaret-makers have never at tempted to advertise their wares with the picture of a mere man in -bee-vee-dee's. tunity to size both teams up before the start of the Three-Eye league season. Since the Islanders were defeat ed by the Plows two weeks ago, the lineup has been greatly strength ened by the arrival of new players and Manager Jack Tighe is confi dent his charges will redeem the j blot Moline, too, has Improved, I ttsauranue Deing mac iue game will be worth the attention of all lov Douglas ' ers of tue national pastime. I COPPER WIRE A5D INSULA TORS. i Sealed proposals will be receiv j ed at the city clerk's office until s 10 o'clock a. m., Saturday, May 1, 11920. for: 850 pounds No. 10 B. & S.. medi um bard drawn base copper wire. 600 pounds No. 10 B. & S. medi- i um nard drawn T. B. W. P. copper wire. j 400 No. 9 pony insulators. ! Dated at Rock Island, 111., this 1 19th day of April. 1920. M. T. RCDOREN, i Commissioner of Accounts and Fi- nances and City Clerk. rr rrr 0 I) (II II d) 0mmratwttlatto9tmtrt tfhfMemn. Suti OTHER HALF OF CIRCUITS OPEN AT II0"E TODAY Weather Xaa m a Sere Balmy Humw aad Hire Crowds ire Aatieraated. BI EZliir k.lBXUfe (United Pree Staff Canwaposraeat.) New York. AarU. zL Half of the big time baaaban Jans who ooaldat sit ta on the opeainx games mat weak wiil .be accommodated today. The same teama, with the eame scenee reversed, will supply the wall kaowa crack, of the bat agaiaat the baH in the yards that have been dark this season. The east will fight the east aad the west will fight the west in a three day engagement la the Na tional league, while Baa Johnson has booked a f oar-day aeries tor hia valiasta. The'GianU will pat themselves liable to another maul ing from the Braves ia Boston; broouya goes to sale and sane Philly; the Catds will help tn the exemplification of the baseball de grees for George Gibson in Pitta burgh and the Reds will try to make Governor Alexander look cheap before his "home town fans' in Chi Ban Johnson, having let his wrath against the Yankees subside, apparently wanted Colonel Hus ton's boys to win their opening game in Harlem, so he booked them with the Athletics. Mack has been doing things to the Yanks, however, and he may not be bluffed out by a few thousand rabid Gothamites. The Red Sox take their-clean slate to Washington where there isnt much danger from "dirt." Gleason takes his two pftehers, Williams and Cicotte, and his other players to Detroit and the Cleveland Indians journey to St Louis. Some new joy probably will be brought to the heart of the mag nates on opening day number two. With the weather man in a more balmy humor the lines outside the gates may be longer and thicker than they were last week when the "lid was pried off" on the other end of the circuit Attendance at all the games so far in this season has indicated another reign of prosperity for the national pastime. THE SCOREBOARD Lefty Cooper, Gibson's "ole re liable" pitched the Pirates into first place by turning back the Reds, 5 to 3. Jimmy Ring was wild and gave way to Ray Fisher in the seventh Inning. , Claude Williams put the fooler to workin' on the Browns and the White Sox won another game, 7 to 4. Sisler got a triple, double and two singles. GOOD ROOFS OUR MOTTu. Protect your property with our roofs. They will keep you from trouble and expense. Davenport Roofing Co. Phone Dav. 993. The results are all ia favor of the car owner: jQuattty at low cost; strength , and scien tific balance; car protection; long life; most miles per dollar. StopNe-hrJppSng. Buy Pirestones. Tonight- ADSJCAJT LEAGUE. : " W. L. Pet 1.0M LOSt JO .600 .333 23d .000 Chicago ........ I ' a ton i e Cleveland ......4 1 Waahtrnttoa l 2 8C Loeis 1 2 Philadelphia 3 New York . 1 4 Detroit a VlTIOViX LSACUE. W. L. Pet. .833 .300 .00 .M .419 .409 .200 J67 Pittsburgh & Brooklyn ... 1 - Cincinnati Philadelphia 2 St Loaa 3 Beaton ...... .2 New York . .x" Chieago 1 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. W. L. Pet St, Paul .............. a 1.000 Toledo 3 1 V.T76 Mirraeepcflis . ....5 2 .714 Columbus ....... .2 2 ..500 Indianapolis ..-..J! 2 .500 Louisville 1 2 .275 Milwaukee 1 5 .167 Kansas City . l 6 .143 TESTERDAire RESULTS. American League. Chicago, 7; St. Louis, 4. Detroit at Cleveland (cold).. Washington at Philadelphia (rain).' - New York at Bostoo (rain). v National League. Pittsburgh, 5; Cincinnati, 3. Boston at Brooklyn (rain). American Association. Columbus, 0; Indianapolis, 2. Minneapolis, 3; Milwaukee, 2. St Paul. 13; Kansas City, 4. Toledo, 7; Louisville, 4. . oameFtodai. . National League. ' ' Cincinnati at Chicago. Wt New York at Boston. : I' Brooklyn et Philadelphia. American League. Chicago at Detroit Cleveland at St Louis. -Philadelphia at New York. Boston at Washington. ZBTSZKO IS WTTNER. Detroit, Mich.. April 22. Stan islaus Zbyszko, Polish wrestler, de feated William Demetral, after one hour and two minutes of .fast grap pling here last night. Demetral suffered two fractured ribs and was unable to continue after the first fall. Spur has something iNil ! new that smokers want iJ$J7(i a new blend that makes ' TsJjjSx a! i good tobaccos taste better. CSWtS A blend that makes the . i IJL A SrXSbffif 3j rich Oriental tobaccos richer CTU fSSI t by pleasing combination with I ) j ILbVtT l . f mild, fragrant Burley and I U -ja X I 11 other home-grown tobaccos. eL Q f. Z5&$f "j I K r Birtthaf8notall ' T? There's Spur's satiny im- Xj2 -rs " I ported paper, crimped in roll- ViS,i,! ' " ing, nof pasted. Then there's 5rrf Sir' Spur's smart "brown-and- rft jft r wyy sUvxr" package, tripUwap- j5 SP S ping, that makes Spur look 5 rjt the quality cigarette it is, and Wr .' i keeps Spur's fresh. w Spur is in at the top, and . - ) s 1 1 there to stay. N "t " ' l??, f!r?tf!r ?i TONY CAPOia IS EISIITI! ROUND BY KICK 111 OlalatE TEaTEH IB GIVEN RKLBrVm BY FLOW COYS Pitcher OUie Reeb was given bis release by Mdltne last night Reeb appeared unable to round into con dition. In 1917 he waa the one beat bet among the left-bandera in the Three-Eye league while pas tmiag for Rock Island. great future waa predicted for Reeb, then only 19 years of age. Last year he failed to show, anything for Moline and was given a rest ia mid-season. IQLBANE STILL PACKS WALLOP (By United Pran Lorain, Ohio, April 22. Johnny Kiibano, featherweight champion, demonstrated he still packs a knockout wallop when he measur ed Alvie Miller, Lorain, for the count in the seventh of a sched uled 10-round fight here last night Kilbane toyed with Miller for the first two rounds aad 4hen knocked him down nine times in the third. He teased Miller around for the nest three rounds, then in the sev enth flashed a left . to. the law, fol lowed by a lightning right to the same spot DR. COFFEE TAXES VACATION. Dr. W. O. Coffee, the oculist and aurist in the First National bank building, Davenport Iowa, leaves for a two weeks' vacation Thurs day, April 15. He will be back Monday night. May 3, and will be in his office May 4 and 5 and every Saturday, . Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday thereafter. He gays if you need any medicine while he is gone call up his offices, tell them what you need and they will send it to you. . . . - NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. Bids will be received 9 a. m. May 1, 1920, for constructing an 8-inch sewer oa Thirty-fifth street south of Eighteenth avenue. H. M. SCHRIVER, Mayor. W mim the lliln '- ' 4 1 waa km ska kMrtd am; 0 KAYC2D IIP AT ROCKFORD 3 (Ml 1 ' TERRIFIC BATTLE oak Island Battier Bees Wet-ato! From StriUas Head - Agalast the Floer. (Special to The ArgusO . Rockford. in., April 22. In the moat terrific boxing match ever staged in Rockford, Young Tonjt Capoal of Rock Island waa knocked out In the eighth round ot hia scheduled 12-round battle with Fraakle Kick ot this city. The Rock Island boy put up pne-of the gam est and toughest battles -of hia career. , .... In the fifth round Caponi waa caught by a hard wallop on the point ot the chin. The blow car. ried such force that Caponi struck the canvass with his head. He took the count of six and arose slowly to his feet It waa apparent that he was stunned by the" fall more than the blow and be wab bled through the rest of the round.. But despite the desperate workings of his seconds to arouse him, Ca poni appeared; to go through the remainder of the fight in a dased condition. He was fighting me chanically when Kick again reach ed him in the eighth round for the finishing punch. It waa the conceusna ot opinion, at the ringside that- Caponi got careless iu the fifth round after, he had pounded the Rockford bale tier all over the ring ia the preced ing sessions. He was dancing around in his accustomed freakish -style and showering Kick with , everything but the water buckets." But Kick appeared to be awaiting his chance and when Caponi lefr. the floor with -one of his left leads: Kick countered accurately to the.-. point of the jaw and the Rock Is- land featherweight went down with, gpeat force. After that he ap peared to be fighting from Instinct alone but the power was entirely gone from his punches and Kick, waded in unafraid. . WILDE BEATS MURRAY -Camden. N. J., April 22. Jimmy, Wilde of England beat Battling: Murray, the Philadelphia flyweight. In the final round of their 8-round bout here last night when Billy Rocap, referee, stopped the con- test with less than a minute to go..I I!' : !