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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS MONDAY", DECEMBER "25, 1911.
FOR ROCK ISLAND
THESE THREE YOUXG ATHLETES ALMOST
CERTAIN OF PLACES ON OLYMPIC TEAM
Win Lend His Aid to Movement
Here to He tain Franchise
in Three Eye.
PROSPECTS ARE BRIGHT
J. Smith Ru FUa Afoot
Forming Company to Take
Charge of Club.
News of the status of baseball In
Rock Island will carry with It today
the ring of "Merry Christmas" for
right now things are rosy for the
prospects of this city going back Into
the limelight of the Three-Lamp
circuit, thanks to the efforts of C. J
Smith, who has taken an active In
terest In the ball club and also to
the disposition of President A. R.
Tearney towards this city. Since
the first announcement that C.
J. Smith, would be able to
find sufficient men to back a new
club, he has busied himself learning
President Tearney's attitude toward
new blood here and the result has
been another call for Frank Boyle
to come here.
OCXD OCT TEAHJTET.
In a conference with the league
ruler in Chicago yesterday, a Rock
Islander, delegated by the promoter,
learned that Mr. Tearney Is "for
Rock Island at all times." He went
on to state, "I feel that the league
would be more than happy to wel
come Rock Island into the fold
again and if consistent with condi
tions, I am certain that Rock Is
land will go down in history as a
'come back' city.
"A new company down there can
do things and make it go and Frank
Boyle is a good man to have at the
head of it. Get him and you will
have a team that is good enough to
bring out the attendance. Two pen
nant winning teams and one that fin
ished second is too good a record for
any minor ball town and that helped
to kill Rock Island, or rather,
knock it out, for I do not believe it
is dead by a good deal. You may
tell those fellows down there that
they will have till Feb. 15 to get
sulTlclent stockholders and funds and
that I am coming down to get ac
quainted with them and give them
the dope right off the bat. I realize
that there has been harsh feeling
toward the league officers In recent
years, but as that does no one any
good, we will try and arrange mat
tors differently. Working In har
mony, we can do things for the good
of the city and thereby help the
OTIIRRS HOT COVTEtfDERH.
"As far as these other towns that
are clamoring for entrance are con
cerned, I can say that none of them
come anywhere near Rock Island In
a chance to get In. Take that burg
right next door to you for instance.
It is not a ball town and could not
hold Three Eye ball for a season.
The others are about on an equality.
"I can assure you that the salary
limit of $1,800, exclusive of mana
ger. Is going to be strictly adhered
to during the season of 1912. These
12,200 teams must be cut out or
the league will go. Tou fellows
down there get Frank Boyle for
manager and have him corral a
bunch of youngsters and inject new
blod Into your team and you will
be all right. I shall communicate
with Secretary Farrell at once to
learn of the players that are on
Rock Island's string. I shall let
you fellows know what you will
have to start with. It will cost you
a little over $2,000 to begin on and
I am sure you can do It.
"I have recently heard some dope
about an outlaw league that has its
inclplency In some of the cold north
ern Three Eye towns. Rock Island
has not been Identified with It in
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When the makeup of the team
that ia to represent the United States
at the Olympic games in Stockholm
In 1912 is determined upon. It is
practlctlly certalj that three of 'he
members will be John Paul Jones,
the famous Cornell miler; J. J. Sli
er, of the Irish- Vmerlcan A. C, New
York, low hurdles; and Ralph Craig
of Michigan, for tho dashea. Craig
has negotiated the 220-yard dash In
the official time of 9 4-5 seconds and
the 220 in 21 1-6 seconds. Eller's mark
In the 220-yard low hurdles is j;
4-1 seconds. Jones has a record of
4 minutes, 15 2-5 seconds for the one
HI I 'IB JL
way and could not afford to
BOVIE COMING WEDNESDAY.
Promoter Smith communicated
with Boyle last week, informed him
of the new movement and Frank will
come back Wednesday to hear the
latest and best sounding scheme that
has been formulated as yet. When
he learns of it, he will probably see
fit to stay here for more than a day.
The promoters hope that they will
be able to wish the baseball fans a
happy New Year by assuring them
that Rock Island will have baseball
Omaha, Neb., Dec. 25. Another
wrestling match has been arranged
by .Manager J. M. Gillan of the Audi
torium for Jan. 5. Stanislaus Zbygzko,
the Polish whirlwind, has been match
ed with Amello Petro, the Portuguese
heavy weight, in a finish bout.
St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 25. Al Wasem
of St Louis, lightweight wrestling
champion, defeated S. Sltoni, a Japan
ese, in straight falls before the Irish
American Athletic club. The first fall
was gained In 29:35 by a toe hold and
1 f V
The Spirit of the Season
prompts us to extend to you our
sincere wishes for a very Merry
Christmas and a Happy, Prosper
ous New Year.
4 Interest on Savings
STATE BANK OF ROCK ISLAND
Second Avenue and Seventeenth Steet.
Capital $200,000,00 Surplus f 1OO.OOO.0O
PHIL MITCHELL, President. L S. WHITE. Vice President.
K. T. AXDEKsON. Cashier. CL f. CHAXXOX. Assistant Cashier.
OOCRTKOU8 ATI KXTIOX TO ALL
arm bar, and the second in 19:00 by a
toe hold. :
Oakland, Cal., Dec. 25. Sailor Pe
troskey and "Chicago Knockout"
Brown" have been matched to box 10
rounds before the Oakland Wheel
man's club on New Year's day. The
men have agreed to make 158 pounds
at 10 o'clock on the morniDg of the
contest. No referee has been select
ed. Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 25. A tempo
rary injunction has been granted by
the district court restraint g Presi
dent D. C. Despain of the Lincoln
baseball club from interfering in "any
way with its management and selling
or dealing in players pending a meet
ing for the appointment of a receiver.
The proposed meeting is in connec
tion with a foreclosure suit filed by
George E. Truman, who holds mort
gages amounting to over $7,000.
Tulsa, Okla., Dec. 25. The Tri-State
baseball league has been organized to
replace the Western association,
which disbanded last summer. Fran
chises will be held by clubs In Fort
Smith, Ark.; Joplin, Mo., and Tulsa,
Muskogee, Sapulpa and Okmulgee,
Okla. Officers will be elected at a
meeting to be held Jan. 10. A sched
ule of 126 games will be adopted.
Winona, Minn., Dec. 25. At meet
ings of the directors of the La Crosse
baseball club and the Winona base
ball corporation this week the propo
sition of organizing a new league to
Include the cities of La Crosse and
Winona, as submitted by men Inter
ested in the national game at Water
loo, Iowa, will be discussed in detail
and some action taken. That Water
loo Is determined to organize a new
league Instead of carrying out its bat
tle with the Three-Eye organization Is
evident, and that the men in that city
are anxious to have La Crosse and
Winona is evidenced by a letter re
ceived by John A. Elliott of La Crosse
and fPresident Bierce of Winona.
Bloomington, III., Dec. 25. Harry
Bay, recently signed as manager by
Bloomington, but who was protested
by Nashville, notified the Blooming
ton association last night that he had
purchased his own release from Nash
ville and was engaged in signing play
ers for Bloomington.
To All Our Friends: Wc Extend
Greetings and a Sincere Wish That
Your Christmas Will Be Everything
Which the Word Implies and Your
New Year One of Great Prosperity.
'THE year just closing has been by
far the most successful in our
history and we take this moment to
express the gratitude we feel toward
each of those who have helped in
any way to establish this record
The Coming Year; our greatest endeavor will
be toward making this store better and really
worthy the trust and confidence of its patrons.
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3:00 and 8:15.
AT THE ILLINOIS.
Three acts of the play, "Lena Riv
ers," are laid in the eunny south at the
home of the Livingstons near Frank
fort, Ky one of tie most beautiful and
typical old mansions of the south. The
play is crowded with amusing Inci
dents and has an overwhelming amount'
of success. The play is to be present
ed at the Illinois today, matinee and
AT THE BURTIS.
Descriptive dancing is to be. seen at
the Burtis next Thursday evening,
when the world-famed premier dan
seuse, the Russian Countess Thamara
de Swirsky, will present a program of
classic dances. The program is in four
parts. First Mile, de Swirsky is seen
in Russian dances, in the true national
costume with its glittering stones and
beaded cap and string of pearls. Dur
ing the second pait of the program the
countess Interprets, with fine subtlety,
the delicate, sentimental ideals of Cho
pin in three of his compositions. The
Peer Gynt suite of Grieg furnishes the
theme for Mile, de Swirsky's dances
in part three, and In the last part the
Grecian side of the program is the fa
mous "Tanagra. A special orchestra
is carried by the Countess de Swirsky.
MAIL MEN HAVE
BIG TASK FOR DAY
More Business Done at Rock
Island Postoffice Than
EACH ROUTE HAS WAGON
Carriers Spend Entire Morning and
Afternoon Handing Ont the
Dec. 25 "Lena Rivers," matinee
Dec. 30. "Two Orphans." ;
Dec 31. Guy Hickman Stock
Jan. 1 The Kinomacolor moving
Jan. 4 "The Red Mill."
Jan, "A Good Old Time," mu
Jan. 7 "Barriers Burned Away."
Jan. 12 Dave Lewis In "Don't
Lie to Your Wife."
Jan. 18 "The Smart Set-
Jan. 23 Mme. Alda under aus
pices Rock Island Musical clnb.
.Jan. 29 "Baby Mine." .
Jan. 31 "Wagenhals and Kem
per's "Seven Days."
Dally vaudeville performances at
A Merry Xmas to Tou. '
Monday December 25
Matinee and Night.
A Perfect Dramatization of Mary J.
Holmes' Best Book.
Brandon Amusement Company Pre
, sent an Artistic Production of
A Play Without a Prurient or Sag
A Complete Scenic Prod action A
- Matinee 10c and 25c.
Night 10c, 20c, 80c, SOc.
Vou Will 'Like the Play Better Than
' the Book.
. 7' Phone 224 West-
That Santa Claus did not finish his
task on time last night was plainly
evident at the postoffice this morning.
The full force of clerks and carriers
together with the extra help that Post
master H. A.-J. McDonald had se
cured for the holidays was more than
kept busy handling the thousands of
pieces of Cristmas mail which was
delivered during the day. - The floor
in the office was literally covered
with Christmas packages and each of
the 22 mail routes bad to be provided
with a wagon. At that the indications
were that the delivery would not be
completed before nightfall.. Many of
the wagons began leaving the office
before 9 o'clock In the morning and
the others followed as fast as they
could load up.
WORKED OS SUNDAY.
Despite the fact that yesterday was
Sunday, the entire force labored from
noon until 5:30 routing letters and
parcels so as to facilitate delivery to
day. Had it not been for this extra
work it would have been impossible
to handle half of the mail today.
One would have to see the mass of
mail matter that lay in the postoffice
this morning in order to appreciate
just how much work Santa Claus put
on the shoulders of the postal authori
ties at the last minute. It beggars
description. There were parcels from
the size of a lead pencil to some
weighing 10 pounds. . They were wrap
ped in white paper, red - paper , and
green paper and tied with strings and
ribbons end paper tape of all kinds.
THOUSANDS OF CARDS.
In the postal card department alone
there was enough work done to keep
an ordinary force busy. Daring the
week fully 25,000 post cards were han
dled going out of the office and as
many more were for Rock Islanders.
Stacked one on top of another the
postcards alone would . have reached
320 . feet Into the air. Letters of
course were fewer but also bulkier
and the handling of them required con
The business today undoubtedly set
a new record in the Rock Island post
office. Postmaster H. A. J. McDonald
was busy all morning superintending
and directing the work and he stated
that the office did more work today
than at any time since his Incumbency.
Rheumatism Relieved In Few Hours.
N. B. Langley, Madison, Wis., says:
"I was almost helpless with rheuma
tism for about five months. Had It in
my neck so I could not turn my head,
and all through my body. I tried three
doctors and many remedies without
apy relief whatever until I procured
Dr. Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism.
In a few hours the pain was relieved
and in three days the rheumatism was
completely cured and I was at work."
Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second ave
nue. Rock Island; Gutt Schlegel & Son,
220 West Second street, Davenport
Many persons find themselves affect
ed with a persistent cough after an at
tack of influenza. As this cough can
be promptly cured by the use of Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy, it should not
be allowed to run on until it becomes
troublesome. Sold by all druggists.
All the news all the time. The
A Terrible Blunder
To neglect liver trouble. Never do It.
Take Dr. King's New Life inis on the
first sign of constipation, biliousness
or inactive bowels and prevent viru
lent indigestion, Jaundice or gall sones
lent indigestion. Jaundice or gall stones.
They regulate liver, stomach and bow
els and build up your health. Only 25
cents, at all druggists.
Fourth Ave. and Nineteenth St.
New show Xmas and
Big house, big shows, al
ways the best.
Two star bills Xmas week.
Regular Turning School
Rock Island Turner Society Is
Now Open for Everybody
AXI REGULAR CLASSES WILL BE HELD AS FOLLOWS:
FOB BOYS, MONDAYS FROM 0 Toj30 P. M.
FOR ACTIVE MEMBERS, MONDAYS FROM Tl80 TO 9 P, SI.
FOB LAWES, TUESDAYS, FROM 7:30 TO 9 V. M. .
Dues for Members 25c a Month.
Parents are requested to arrange to send their children
regularly to these classes. This gives an opportunity for
physical training and for development, according to the spe
cial need of the individual. All Inquiries should be directed
to the teacher of the Turner Society.