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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1911.
ROAD RAGE PRIZE
TO BRUCE BROWN
KATSER'S ART SHARK
MURPHY A TOUGH
In all the Latest Styles
and Color Combina
tions. $1 and $1.50
SEES OUR GALLERIES
ONE FOR PACKEY
New Yorker, In Fiat, Eaiaes
World's Record to 74.65
Miles an Hour.
Harlem Lightweight Stays for
All the Newest Colors
20 Bounds, Avoiding a
and Reversible Styles.
50c and 75c
MULFORD FORCED TO QUIT
SHOWS GREAT GAM EN ESS
Car Out of Commission Became of
Steering Gear Trouble Second
Place to Hearne.
Savannah, Ga.. Dec. 1. Fixing faster
than the titles wind that swept the
frozen racecourse. Darid I Bruce-
Brown, the young American million
aire, 'yesterday established a new
world' record for automobile road
race by winning hi second grand
prze race at an average apeed of.
74.66 miles ac hour. His average last
year over the same coarse was 70.55
The supremo honor again went to
an America driver piloting a foreign
car, but this I ear it was an Italian
Fiat instead of a German Bern that
carried Bruc-Brown to victory. His
elapsed time for the 411.36 mile was
Bruce-Brown captured the greatest
American trophy only after a fierce,
serve racking; struggle in which Eddie
Hearne, driving a Bene, was second
two minutes behind, in 5:33:33 7-100
and Dal Da Ee Falma third In
No mlstaksi Involving life r limb
marred the running of what probably
will be the last of these classic races
IX OIT OF MXTEE FINISH.
Out of the l'i foreign and American
racing machines which darted away at
B a. m. only i'-x finished. The others
could not uniergo the tearing endur
ance strain and were eliminated from
time to time fcy the breaking of vital
parts. American drivers demon
strated supricrity over the foreign
drivers. Th result was a surprise,
as neither of the two favorites was
in the running; at the finish.
Victor Hennery, the Bern driver,
who was henvily played, was not a
contender after the seventh lap. Louts
Wagner, the o her favorite, withdrew
hU Flat In the loth lap.
Interest of he spectators in the
leaders was bo intense that the few
minutes ner iary to drive the 23d
lap dragged H:.e hours. Bruce-Brown
was the first tc appear. His car
whirled Into Mgbt, flew around the
grandxtand c ;re, and again out of
sight. Eddie Hearae flashed by the
judges' stand one minute and 30 sec
onds afterwira. In vain the specta
tors shouted aad walled for Mulford,
but the winner of the Vanderbilt cup
race waa out of the race.
Mil. FORD FORCED TO RET TUX).
With victory in the balance Mul
ford s Lozler went out of commission
because of steering gear trouble and
the plucky dr'M-r was forced to retire.
De Palma Jun.ped to third place with
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lection of gift tilings.
We don't know whether to talk altout watches, fan
cy diamond Jrwelrr, or gold Jewelry or gold filled
Jewelry, or noveiti', or sterling silver it's a prob
lem. ' '
It look so attractive and desirable that advertising
it would be like preiwliiiig conversion to the saved.
What w ould you do or say if you had a Jewelry store
whii'?i you thought waa the most interesting in town
from every stand point?
Of course, lots of people agree with us. They are
pirking the ripe cherries every day. They select their
gifts. p4iy a little down and say "Just put that away
Now isn't that an ideal sensible way to get J ant
what you want before pandemonium begins? Use the
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Good for Fifty Cents
Good for 50 cents on the purchase of any
article amounting to $5.00 or over if pre
sented on o: before Dec. 15, 1911, at the
1. gliteenth Street and Third Avenue.
The New Business Corner.
Trr. William Bode, art cotnml
ioner for the kaiaer, general direc
tor of the Kaiser Frederick museum
in Berlin a d acknowledged to be the
world's greatest authority on ancient
paintings, has come to the United
State accompanied by his daugh
ter. Miss Mary Bode, to Inspect our.
art collections. He will see the gal
leries of J. Plerpont Morgan and
other money kings who have gone la
far precious art.
the ellmlnat'-on of Mulford and the
hard fought contest for th grand
prize trophy wks ended after the next
lap with the cars In this position.
The weather was extremely cold for
the south and a cutting north wind
rendered the a:r still more unpleasant.
Eddie Hearne b official time for the
first 205.68 miles of the grand prize
race gave him an average of 76.2
miles an hour
The fastest Hp of the 17 mile course
was negotiated by Victor Hemmery,
driving a Beiz. In the fifth lap he
made the rouni in 12:46, or more than
82 miles an hcur. Bruce-Brown made
the second fastest time for one lap.
Caleb Brag, another millionaire,
driver of a Fiat car, was a sturdy
competitor, and finished fourth, 20
minutes behind the winner. He made
numerous tire changes, and in the lat
ter part of the contest was forced to
. WO BT "DRIVING LIKE DEVIL."
Bruce-Brown made the following
statement: "I won by driving like the
devil toward tac early part of the race.
I had to make nine changes and had
to put a ne bolt in the front axle.
There was no consistency in the race
I drove. I ill It by driving furiously
In the beginning and then easing
down toward the latter part, until 1
saw Hearne was going like mad, bo
I just dropped In to follow him and
Eddie Hearne, the Chicago million
aire, was keenly disappointed at losing
a victory so nearly within his grasp,
as this was hU last race. Since Mr.
Hearne enter-d for the grand prize
there has been born to him a son, and
he promised Ms wife that he would
retire from the racing game after this
contest, and sever again risk leaving
his boy fathe-Rss.
Lame back comes on suddenly and
is extremely painful. It Is caused by
rheumatism of the muscles. Quick
relief is afforded by applying Cham
berlain's Liniment. Sold by all
Battle One'Sided for Dozen Sessions,
After Which - Ctiicagoan Begins
to Slow Down.
San Francisco, CaL, Dec. 1. Packey
McFarland, the idol of the Chicago
stock yards, won and lost yesterday
when he was awarded the decision
over "Harlem Tommy' Murphy at the
end of 20 rounds of fighting before
C.OOO critical spectators.
The Chicago boy's victory over the
tough New Yorker, whom 90 per cent
of those present expected him ,to
knock out, was clean and left little
room for argument, but the rank and
file of experts and fight followers
seemed unanimous in the belief that
as an opponent of Champion Ad Wol-
gast the Chicagoan was an impossi
bility. Hence his victory over Mur
phy left a tinge of disappointment
among fight followers which they were
not backward In expressing.
McFarland and his handlers claimed
that he had broken his right hand In
the 12th round, and a cursory examin
ation at the conclusion of the battle
showed that member to be badly puff
ed and swollen, but of this the public
was not aware until after it had filed
out of the arena.
MIRPHT A GAME FIGHTER.
If he really broke his hand, Packey
fought a wonderful battle. Mut phy, on
the other hand, gave an exhibition of
gameness and ability to come back
rarely seen In a prize ring.
During the early rounds McFarland
fairly smothered, the little Harlem
fighter with a dazzling variety of
punches from which there was no es
cape. Once he sent Murphy flat on
his back, but Tommy waa up in a
trice, apparently none the worse for
wear. Time and again Murphy was
all but fought out of the ring into the
laps of the newspaper men and appear
ed to be in great distress, but the well
defined punch was not forthcoming to
give him his quietus.
All the time McFarland gave an ex
hibition of blocking, smothering, and
sidestepping that called forth cheers.
He opened cuts over Murphy's eyes and
damaged his left ear until it took on
the proportion of an egg. In the face
of this constant rapid fire the stout
hearted little easterner fought back
every minute and made a better show
ing the last two rounds than did Mc
Farland. M FAHLA5D BEGINS TO SLOW TTP.
For 12 rounds the battle was one
sided. Then it was noticed that Mc
Farland began to slow down and seem
ingly bad tired. In several of the suc
ceeding rounds he would spurt and
pummel his antagonist unmercifully,
but Murphy fought back with despera
tion, and some of his body punches
made deep inroads on McFarland's
After the 15th round Murphy took
on new courage and there was little
Question that he would last the 20
rounds. In the final two rounds he
electrified the spectators by taking the
battle to McFarland, and It seemed as
if the bell terminating the contest was
as welcome to the Chicago man as it
was to Murphy. Both fighters showed
the marks of the conflict, but they
were of a superficial nature.
Summing up the battle, McFarland
outpointed his adversary to such an
extent that the hitter's gameness and
ability to absorb punishment did little
to make it a two-man affair. But the
knockout punch was lacking and the
reputed power of the McFarland right
cross proved a negligible quantity.
LITTLE BETTIXG AT 10 TO S.
There was little betting at the ring
side. The prevailing odds were 10 to
3, with McFarland favorite, and no
Murphy takers at that. There was
some betting at even money that Mc
Farland would win within 15 rounds.
The first preliminary terminated in
the first round, when Joe Acheson sent
Walter Kane of Chicago to the mat for
the count with a left hook flush to the
jaw. They fought at the featherweight
Murphy was first to enter the ring
at 2:52 o'clock. He was followed at
once by McFarland. The two fighters
shook hands and were at once intro
duced. Jack Britton, a Chicago light
weight, jumped over the ropes and is
sued a personal challenge. Referee
Harry Foley called the men to the cen
ter of the ring and time was called at
RICHIE SPRINGS SURPRISE.
Lon Angeiea, Cal, Dec. 1. Willie
Richie, a ligrt weight from the train-
1 mg entouraga or Packey McFarland.
acnieved an international fistic repu
tation yesterday by staying 20 rounds
with Freddie Welsh, the British Heht-
weight challenger, who was to have
gone on with Ad Wolgast at Vernon
yesterday. Richie on 24 hours notice
miuoiiiuieu ur noigast. welsh waa
given the dec': ion, hut Richie had him
j groggy on two or three occasions and
S after the mi l the one topic of con-
versation amoug the fana centered on
.the question: ' How long would Welsh
I have lasted against Wolgast, if the
i latter had be-n in the ring?" After
! an all night train ride from San Fran
cisco, Richie entered the arena some
what heavy. Wlsh appeared trained
to the mlnut Welsh excelled in ring
generalship and did most of the lead
ing. but hig blew lacked steam.
KEXOSHt CLOSED TO BOXERS.
Kenosha, Wu, Dec. 1. Boxing pro-
$5 to $12
Duplex Suits with Two Pairs of Pants
are the best values in town $5 and $8.85
FOOTBALLS FREE WITH BOYS' SUITS
moters in Chi'ago who have been
planning to hold fights in Kenosha
received anotner Jolt yesterday when
the sheriff of Kenosha county, Andrew
G. Stahl, flatly refused to Issue a per
mit for a bout between Johnny Cou
lon and George Kltson which "was to
have been pulled off here on Dec. 8.
The sheriff declined to discuss big act
more than to state that similar action
probably would be taken in other
cases of a 3liTilar nature.
WOLGAST SAYS "FEELING FIXE."
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 1. After a
comfortable ii.ght in his hospital bed,
Ad Wolgast, tie lightweight champion,
awoke early yesterday, eager to learn
If a program had been arranged to
take the place cf the one in which he
had been scheduled to defend his title
against Fredd.e Welsh at Vernon. His
nurses said he bad passed a restful
night and Wolgast said that he was
"feeling fine." His only complaint
was that the doctorg denied him water
when he came out from under the
eCects of the anaesthetic.
FIGHTERS MUST APPEAR IS CO CRT.
Detroit, Mica, Dec. 1. Referee Billy
Rooks. Director Edward Glasco and
the principal? and seconds in Wednes
day night's flgat at Windsor, in which
"Spike" Kelly of Chicago knocked out
Pete Shaughnessy of Tulsa, Okla.,
were cited veslerday to appear in court
tomorrow at V indsor for examination
on the charge of violating the Cana
dian laws relative to pugilistic exhibi
tions. The seconds arrested were Jo
seph Rollo of Chicago and W. Knot
well of Detro't- The men were re
The M K Boys Department is snowed in
with fine winter wearables at lowest prices.
in all the newest styles, weave and colors,
with a great showing of
Overcoats and other styles
at $3.50 to
leased early yesterday by order of
FORBES LOSES TO O'KEEFB.
New Orleans, La., Dec. 1. In a
fast ten-round fight last night before
the New Orleans A. C, Eddie
O'Keefe of Philadelphia waa given a
newspaper decision over Harry For
bes of Chicago. Forbes was clearly
outclassed from the start. He was
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all but out at two different stages
of the bont, from powerful blows on
the Jaw administered by the Phila
delphlan. In the seventh round
Forbes went down for the count of
four and in the tenth he was stag
gering when the gong saved him. He
took an endless amount of punish
ment from O'Keefe and stood up un
der it remarkably welL Forbes'
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In blue &
manager Bald he waa suffering from
a bad left arm, which was respon
sible for his poor showing. Last
night's result means that O'Keefe
wil fight Frankie Burns of Jersey
City in the eliminating process now
All the news all the time. Tha
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