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THE ROCK ISLAND All (JUS. TUESDAY. DECEMBER 19, 1911.
FANS ENTHUSE ON
Let Us , .Make You a Xmas Present
Way to Save Bock Island's
Franchise in Three Eye
League Made Clear.
MAGISTRATE TO BE LEADER
run cm Galling Meeting of "Lire"
Fjum Soon After w Years
j Day for Discussion.
More enthusiasm has been raised by
the statement of Magistrate C. J. Smith
retarding- the formation of a stock
company to take over the Rock Island
franchise of the Three-Eye league than
any other scheme that has been broach
ed thua fax. Magistrate Smith is ot
the opinion that he can secure enough
men to set together sufficient funds to
start the thing going and to keep It
humming till the receipts start to pour
in at the gate. Then it will be an easy
matter with the light kind of team to
break even on expenses, and with all
the assets of the club, things should
break on the right side of the ledger.
TO HOLD A MEETIMi.
It to the Intention of the interested
fans to get together a number of live
fans and broach the matter to them.
If they want to enlist in the effort to
keep Rock Island on the baseball map,
in addition to giving it some real sport
for the summer months, they will be
allowed to plank down their money
and stay. If they do not, others will
be called upon to take their places.
With the right kind of man back of the
project, baseball will be saved for Rock
Island. After the first of the new year
It is the intention to call this meeting
and start things in earnest.
Think It over, and be ready to give
your moral support to the proposition.
e'ven if you can do no more than at
tend a few games during the summer.
Kansas City, Dec. 19. J. T. Backus,
playing for Kansas City, deleated
John Danklcman of New York, 50 to
44, in last night's game in the XatWmaJ
Amateur Three Cushion Billiard
league. One hundred innings were
required to nd the contest, Hacku
making a high run of 6 to Dankle-
South Bend, Ind.. Dec. 19. While
the salary limit in the Central league
will be increased at the January meet
ing of the league to be held in Grand
Rapids, the expense of maintaining a
club will not be as great as in the
past seaxon, if the plans of President
V. 11. Carson for reducing the expendi
tures of the league materialize. A
change in the limit, which for four
year has been $1,800, Is certain and
it is Improbable that it wi'l be de
creased. However, if the limit is In
creased to $3,000 the limit will be so
strictly enforced that it will be Im
possible for any club to carry a team
at an expense of $3,000, whl-h was the
case of at least half of the Central
league cities this year. What Is more
no player will be allowed to receive a
side agreement and to prevent this
practice alt players will be required
to sign an affidavit that all he receives
Is named In the face of big contract.
New Tork, Dec. 19. Battling Nel
son showed Brooklyn fight devotees
that his endurance is unimpaired
when he outfought Willie Howard in
10 rounds at the Irving A. C. last
night. It was a clinching match most
HANL0N WILL TIL0T
Ned Han loo. of Baltimore, cornea
back Into 'be National League again.
Jumcs H. GaUney. New York con
tractor, announced immediately af
tr purchasing William Hepburn
RuaoelJ'a Interest la the Boston N't.
tiunals that he hat signed Uanlon
a. 1913 manager.
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of the time, Howard being warned re
peatedly by the referee for holding.
The Dane wore Howard down by his
incessant rushing and body punching,
disregarding Howard's long range
blows. Nelson won as he pleased
after the seventh round. While Nel
son's performance against Howard dfa
not load him with gold medals, the
former champion showed conclusively
that be is far from being a dead one.
Albany, Dec. 19. Pitcher Mike
O'Toole has been sold by Albany to
the St. Paul club of the American as
sociation. He is a brother of Marty
O'Toole, who was purchased by Pitts
burgh from the St.. Paul club for $22,
500. Ft. Worth, Texas, Dec. 19. Harry
Trendall of St. Louis defeated Danny
Goodman of Chicago last night In
eight of the fiercest rounds that ever
were staged before the Texas Athletic
club. It was Trendall's bout from the
tap of the gong, he flooring bis man
in the first round and sending him
through the ropes In the third and
Boston. Mass., Dec. 19. Bill McKln-
non of this city made a chopping
block of George Perry, wno gained
fame and glory by winning a white
"hope" tournament over in New York
last summer, in their eight round bout
at the American A. C. here last night.
In the seventh round the crowd ap
pealed to the referee to stop the bout.
as it was one sided, but trie referee
declined to do so and, out of charity,
McKinnon allowed his opponent to
stay through the remaining two
Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. 19. Monte At
tell and Patsy Brannigan fought a
vicious six Tound thriller here last
night. Attell did most of the leading
and hit the harder blows, but Branni
gan fought the best battle of his life,
probably earning a draw, though many
ringsiders favored Attell.
Memphis, Dec. 19. Joe Jeanette,
who considers himself entitled to the
heavyweight boxing championship of
the world, scored an easy victory over
AI Mitchell, a giant "Black Hope"
from Oklahoma, last night. The bell
saved Mitchell from a knockout in the
third round, but he was stowed away
early In the fourth.
Minneapolis. Dec. 19 Three race
horses, valued at $10,000, were killed
in a fire which started yeterday In
the staV.es of J. B. Cushing and suf
focated the animals before the flames
were discovered. The hordes killed
were: Stade, Talne $5,000; W. H.
Boody. value $2,000, and Jim Bigbee,
value $2,000. How the fire started is
Middletown. Conn., Dec. 19. For
the second time in the history of foot
ball at Wesleyan university the sea
son this year closed with a profit.
The treasury shows a balance above
I ill expenses of $2,000.
Of a Large
Rear Peoples National
WELLS A WINNER
Bombardier Clings to Heavy
weight Championship of
MAY BATTLE KID M'COY
America's Erstwhile Famous Scrap
per Sow Touring Kurope and
May Be Taken On.
London, Dec. 19. Bombardier Wells,
England's hope for the heavyweight
boxing championship, made good in
Impressive style last night at the Na
tional Sporting club, when he knocked
cut Fred Storbeck in the 11th round of
a scheduled 20-round contest.
A terrific right hand swing to the
Jaw ended the battle. Storbeck was
unable to make much headway against
Wells' superior cleverness, but put up
a game contest. By his victory Wells
retains the heavyweight championship
SKKN BY CROWD.
The fight last night was witnessed by
a large crowd. The National Sporting
club was crowded to the doors 'and
tliere was great enthusiasm. The vic
tory of Wells was a popular one, as
Englishmen are beginning to think
they have a real fighter in Wells, who
showed wonderful improvement over
his recent contests.
The battle was a contest between a
rusher and a clever boxer with a hard
punch. Storbeck, the rusher, put up a
gnme fight, carrying the fight to Wells
continually, but he was no match for
the cleverness of the English cham
pion, who cut bim down with jabs and
had him weak before he administered
the finishing blow in the final round.
Wells looked considerably heavier
than ever before. He had taken a
course under one of the leading Eng
lish physical culture experts, who built
him up. The way he moved in and out
of clinches and his foot work in gen
eral was the subject of great admira
tion. His exhibition last night was
the best of any in the heavyweights
England has had in years. Ring fol
lowers are calling him the Driscoll of
the big fellows.
MAY COME OCT AGA1X.
Kid McCey, America's famous fight
er of a few years ago, is mentioned as
Wells' next opponent. He is touring
in Europe at present and plans are
being made to match him against the
English champion for a 20-round bout
before the National Sporting club.
It is probable that unless this con
test is arranged for the near future.
Wells will make a trip to America and
try to get on with some of the premis
ing reavyweights there. He has been
cHered $20,600 for a series of contests
Saving on That Suit or
with Al Kaufman as one of his oppon
ents. He has not decided as yet
whether he will make the trip.
MOLINE HIGH SCHOOL
TEAM NAMES CAPTAIN
Lloyd Ainsworth, halfback, waB
elected captain ' of the maroon and
white squad for 1912, at a banquet Sat
urday evening at the Davenport hotel,
given by the High School Athletic as
sociation in honor of the "M" men
who (defended the colors this season.
Ainsworth played left halfback this
year. He was greatly handicapped
this season because of a sprained an
kle, the accident occurring In the
early part of the season. The injury
kept him out of the Rockford game,
as well as a few of the minor games.
Dec. 23 "Lena Rivers."
,Dec. 28 "The Chorus Lady."
Dal y vaudeville performances
3:00 and 8:15.
AT THE ILLINOIS.
Picturesque Creatore and his Ital-
rAXKS' NEW MANAGER
PLANS PLAYER DEALS
Harry Wolverton. former Oakland.
CaL. manager who has been signed
to pilot the New York American
league team next year, mad his .
mark In major league baseball when
be played third for the Philadelphia
Nationals. Later be managed New
ark. N. J.. tlten went west. He has
been one of the most successful min
or league l-ad-j- in the game. Wol
verron expecta to arrange several
deals for mw players before the X913
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ian band pleased afternoon and night
audiences at the Illinois yesterday.
While the numerical strength of the
organization is not what it should be
to bring out the full effect of some of
the classic selections offered, yet Cre
atore manages to put a dash and snap
into his programs that seems to com
pensate for this void. Th3 program
presented last night was as follows:
Overture, "Il'Guarany" Gomes
Cornet solo, "Serenade" Schubert
Sig. Pierino Margadonna.
Dance of the Hours from "La Gio-
"Unfinished Symphony" ....Schubert
"Les Preludes" (Poem Symphonic)
Quartet from "Rigolette" Verdi
"Moonlight Sonata" Beethoven
Duet, Miserere from "Il'Trovatore"
"Grand Overture Solonelle," 1812..
All women enjoy a good love story
in which the fate of the lover hangs
in the balance and is spiced with a
little danger that is one ot he great
est reasons for the remarkable suc
cess of "The White , Sister,'' which is
billed for Jan. 2 at the Illinois, with
the magnetic American beauty, Lillian
Rhodes, in the stellar role, and a su
perior cast of supporting players.
"The White Sister" was dramatized
from Marion Crawford's idlest novel
of the same name and the action of
the play occurs in sunny Italy, the
home of romance, love, poetry and
music. It is an intensely hjoan story
in a religious setting and 1'iat is why
it is so strongly endorsed by the
church, although In its development it
is amusement and entertainment of
the purest quality. It is bandied in
an uplifting manner and carries a
convincing lesson. The role of the
nun (The White Sister) makes ex
acting demands upon the emotional
powers of the actress and It Is her
powerful interpretation of the role and
her striking appearance in the char
acter' that has earned for Lillian
Rhodes the reputation of being Amer
ica's most convincing emotional act
ress. Nearly every character in the
play is a star part and requires a
company of unusual quality to do it
Justice. The stage pictures are real
istic and handsome, while the interpo
EMMETT & EMMETT
Don't miss it.
Tl EMPIRE I
Fourth Ave. and Nineteenth St.
lated music which permeates the play
is sweet and soothing.
AT THE EMPIRE.
Have you ever watched a pesky fox
terrier and a scrappy bantam rooster
indulge in the. tactics that have the
semblance of a fight for blood? If
not you will have an opportunity to
do so "by seeing the bill for the first
half at the Empire this week. la
the feature act of the bill, that pre
sented by Emmett and Emmett, the
comedy 1n the playlet, "On the Banks
of Killarney," . is furnished by a fox
terrier who persists in yapping at the
bantam . rooster. The rooster, of
course, is peevish anyway, being
forced to act after sundown. When
the dog comes too close to the fowl's
beak he receives a peck on the head
to remind him of the rooster's pres
ence. While the dog and rooster are
drawing most of the attention, the
participants in' the play entertain with
their singing and talking. Their act
is prettily staged and they both pos
sess good voices. Professor Emmett's
troupe of canines appear in a "minia
ture circus." The dogs are well
trained and perform feats seldom ac
complished in this line. The Florence
Craig trio, billed as singers and
dancers, add to the bill. For team
dancing, none netter has been seen
Spend your evenings here. We
can make, it interesting for
you. No better line ever dis
played in this vicinity.
As a special inducement wa
-are offering 50 sets hollow
handle knives and forks, quad
ruple plate, French gray finish,
worth $7.50 for $5.50.
No more to be had when these are
gone. A small deposit secures any
article in oar store.
J. Rarnser, Jeweler
Opposite Harper House.
at the Empire. Dorsey and Wild ap- r,
pear in a novelty musical act and Lew q
Steffens as a black face comedian, rr
Mrs. Casey sings the illustrated song 3
There are two films of new moving :
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