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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16,1912.
CLOSE BATTLE IS
Game Between U. S. Soldieri
and Independent! Proves of
Ererytning points to a real football
Cam at Island City park tomorrow
afternoon when the Rock Island Inde
pendents and the U. S. soldiers from
Rock Island arsenal meet to decide
the championship of the three cities.
fTbe mystery which surrounds the
soldier squad together with the cer
tainty that they have a heavy power
ful aggregation, makes the game all
the more interesting and some of the
more timid of the Independents' sup
porters are predicting defoat
Members of the Independent squad
are as much at loss regarding the cali
bre and ability of the opponants as
are their followers, but the players are
confident nevertheless of acquitting
themselves with credit. They have not
met the team yet that could worry
them and while they have failed at
time to pile up big scores, neverthe
less they have always been sure win
ners after the first quarter of play. In
cidentally thpy have piled up a total
or 129 scores in five games while as
yet their own goal line has not beu
(Tossed and not a single score has
been registered against them.
During the past week, Coach Liitt
has given his men some new plays
iok.uki.k-u u uusei me advantage '
which the soldiers will have in weight.!
The Independents are all in good
shape and ready to put up their fast
est game. The result should be an
encounter worth seeing. The contest
is to commence at 3 o'clock.
jj THE MAJESTIC! ' aooui .-Hiss languay, uui ner iavorue
,,, . . ,. , 'criticism written by Nell Brinkley Is
Cunning, the handcuff king. Is mys-, ...
tlfylng audiences at the Majesrfc T'ue i aH..i? ": , , .
last ha.f of the week, performing! T"?ajr a VJ ,!
ueiniualy Impossible feats in extri-1 of ,1Kht and lauler and Sh 19
eating himself from all sorts of , le the mote of light one may throw
"eorne-alonKB." Cunning makes no ! on a mirror- as chdren d- at nick
Ferret of his work, and does his re-i r8 and fllla' and play up walls
ii arkahle stunts right under your
nose, so to speak. Other excellent
acts on the bill are Killion and i
Moore, singing and talking come-1
dlans; the Throwing Tabors and the
Erpcnolas, a troupe of singers and j
dancers. Motion pictures open and '
close the show The orchestral num-'
bers are a feature. The Majestic has !
lady ushers. The house has been
playing to fine business since opening
under the new management. Binder
& Linehan, and they promise that only
the bet and cleanest acts to be bad
from the Sullivan & Considine cir
cuit will be presented.
TANGUAY RETURNS TO CHICAGO.
Kva Tanguay, America's favorite
vaudeville star, will return triumph
antly to Chicago next week and ap
pear at the Palace Music hall, with
her world's famous "I Don't Care."
MIhs Tanguay retired from vaude
vll'e last year and entered the legiti
mate, appearing as a star in a musical i
comedy called "The Sun Dodgers."
"The Sun Dodgers" opened in Cleve-
hind about six weeks ago and was a'
huge success, but wh'.m the show ;
Ci.me into New York City. "Little
Kva" and the management had an ar
gument about the advertising that
hud preceeded her arrival and Eva
left the show. The show closed the
Neglect of Health Criminal
Plant Juice Relieves the Overtaxed System Promptly.
All employment, indoors, whether
shop, olfice or store, where there is
lack of proDer open air exercise, tends
to debilitate the system. Some with- j correctlve for an thu , Plant Jutcet
Mum the inroads ou the health for a'a combination of herbs, plants and
Ung time, others give down more leaves. There is nothing equals It.
quickly and do not seem to understand it acts like a miracle, purifies the
or appreciate the conditions they are ' blood, carries away all poisonous mat
li lugiug on themselves. Many faces ; ter and puts the whole system in a
we see dally show the lack of proper strong, healthy condition. Call on the
riri-ulation and Impoverished blood. ; demonstrators at the Ballard Drug
1 he stomach fulls to act properly, the and Dental company, 106 West Second
fHd is not assimilated a1 the lack of! st:eet, Davenport, Iowa. New Harper
proper nourishment to sustain the house pharmacy. Rock Island, and E.
strain of modern life follows. The Jericho & Co., drug store, Moline, and
kidueya and liver become affected, j let them tell you more of Plant Juice,
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ONE OF STARS ON
NEW EMPIRE BILL
Manager Dolly returns to straight
vaudeville next week. For the first
half he will offer: Harry Holman and
company In a playlet, "The Merchant
Prince:" Fielding and Carlos, in a
pretty skating novelty, a big hit at the
local house last season; the Ben Canto
Trio, singers and humorists; Four
nmulaM in on tnlAtlc vh1hif1nn arid
M tL.ve, mnnnwiat uit Irian
fcllowlna Saturday and Eva went
back to vaudeville and $3,000 a week.
j After two tremendous weeks In
New York City she made straight for
j the Windy city and the Palace Music
, hall is going to have a "Tanguay
! week" beginning Monday matinee,
1 Much has been said and written
. i and trembles, and oies aeain.
"She hustles your heart away from
' u, whether you will or no in the
way a kiddie might with shouting
and teas'ng, and racing, and coaxing
fingers, and feet that throb like Jingle
bells at the end of a slender thread,
She comes in froth and flounces like
surf, making your head wag to the
soft thumping of her feet, and grin-
nfng at her with your heart pasted
where she can see, she goes out like
a golden and silken hurricane.
. "But she comes again, .sassy in
startling Frenchy black and white,
tied under the pointed chin with
black, and sporting an absurd little
parasol like the one that goes with
your doll's wardrobe.
"And she comes in shining blue,
like some girl's eyes blue like the
sky; short, tight blue.
"And she comes in white and silver.
Like a coat of mall, that makes a
gentle sound of the shift-shin of the
falling rain, when she dances,
"She is leaping, and laughter, and
light, and my heart's gone. Oh, Ho!
"She is big and fine. But you don't
think of her that way. When you go
away all you think of is grace, and
ceaseless motion of feet and hands
and head, and hazel eyes."
An excellent contributing, vaude
ville bill will also be offered.
common and while not feeling sick
enough to quit working, it takes an
1 lu. I",.co "uo " 10
1 dt:ttf?s a.hati XatnrA han nrnvf1rT &
MILLION IS GIVEN
TO HELP FARMER
Chicago, Nov. 16. Officials of the
International Harvester company an
nounced yesterday the establishment
of an agricultural service bureau on a
broader scale than heretofore attempt
ed by private corporations.
Professor Perry G. Holden, former
ly a dean in the Iowa State Agricul
tural college and known as an author
ity on corn, has been made head of
the bureau. It is understood the Har
vester company has set aside $ 1,000,
00C for this work.
"We expect this department to be
of great aid to th'e farmers under Pro
fessor Holden's direction," said Clar
ence S. Funk, general manager of the
"This isn't exactly philanthropy, be
cause we expect to sell more agricul
tural implements as a result, but we
are not looking immediately for prof
its We believe that as part of the
community we owe it something in the
way of educating it in the direction
of greater productiveness."
A statement issued by the company
is in part as follows:
"During the last ten years Profes
sor Holden, through his work in or
gs nl ting demonstration corn trains,
short courses and the like, has revo
lutionized corn growing in Iowa.
"It is estimated he has increased
the yield of the entire state over
three bushels an acre. Senator Cum
mins has made a statement that his
work in Iowa alone has been worth
over $30,000,000 to that state.
. "It is the purpose of the harvester
company to broaden the scope of Pro
fessor Holden's work so his 'activities
will cover not only Iowa but the en
tire corn belt. There are approxi
mately 100,000,000 acres given over to
the raiBing of corn in this country.
"By more intensive cultivation it is
believed this average yield can be in
creased several bushels an acre. An
eftort Is also under way to show the
boll weevil states how to make the
corn crop as profitable as the cotton
"The employment of Professor Hoi
l den is the climax of the active coop
eration which the International Har
vester company service bureau has
been carrying on for several years
with agricultural colleges and govern
ment experiment stations.
"In the southern states the company
has established three demonstration
farms, under the direction of experts
Two more such demonstration head
quarters have been started in the Da
kotas, and plans are under considera
tion to cover in a similar way the cen
tral and eastern states
"Those farms are used as starting
points for state wide agitation toward
more intelligent and profitable farm
ing. High grade seed Is distributed
ftee of charge or at a nominal cost.
"Educational stereopticon slides and
moving picture films are kepi in con
stant circulation, and several paid
lecturers are in the employ of the
"We are giving Professor Holden to
the nation. He is the .Burbank of
the corn field
What he has done for
Iowa ought to be done for every state
in the union. As a nation we are rais
ing only about two-thirds of the
amount of corn we ought to raise on
the acreage planted, and, worse than
that, we are wearing out the soil as
fast as we can."
The International Harvester com
pany has hired Professor Perry G.
Holden, the "Burbank of the corn
field." to head a service bureau
through which the concern plans to
spend 11,000,000 in the education of
the farmers of the corn belt.
SWITCHED THEIR VOTES."
The Incident That Won Tom Corwin's
First Fight For Congress.
"When I saw the oil painting of Tom
Corwin ln the treasury," said an Ohio
man. "I could not but recall the story
told ln Corwin's old home of Lebanon
of bow he won his first election to
congress. He was a young man and
already noted as an orator, but he
had a bard district and little encour-
eniMt ror election. ii was malting
his tour of the counties and one night
stopped at the double cabin of a farm
er known to be a very fervent advo
cate of political policies of the oppo
sition. Corwin talked politics care
fully with the old man and his sons
before bedtime, but had little hope of
winning a single vote in the house
hold. Ia the morning the old man
took Corwin outside and aanounced
that every voter in the family would
be for him on election day. This
astonished and delighted Corwin. who
could not help but ask why the sudden
change of heart.
"The old man told how the opposition
candidate had stopped st his bouse
one night the week before snd how
the host and wife had wstcbed the
. candidate go to bed. To their disgust.
' be actually put on a nightgown like
those worn by a woman. This dis-jg-nsted
the rugged old pioneer. Then
I Corwin was told bow the old fanner
' and bis wife had wstcbed him go to
' bed. and as he bad not bothered about
j a nightie tney determined he was not,
J taken to frills. Corwin could see the
humor of the Incident, and ln every
succeeding speech he told that night
! shirt story on the other candidate.
; holding him up to scorn. The result
was a victory for Corwin. and be
wed It all to that story of a shirt."
CORE OF THE EARTH.
II May Be a Mass of Steel Soma 580
Miles In Diameter.
Various conjectures have been made
! from time to time by geologists as to
j the possible condition of the center of
i the earth. One of the most popular
! Impressions seems to be that the
! earth's center, or core, is a flaming
i It- a nuvttnp tt the Sis
Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 15. As the
football season of 1912 draws to a
close, Harvard's hopes of winslng the
1912 championship mount high. But
two rivals, Dartmouth and Tale, stand
In her way. These rivals will not be
easily beaten, and Soldiers Field has
presented a busy scene this week
where the Crimson warriors have pol
ished up the play for Saturday, and
devised and perfected some of the
formations that have been selected
for the undoing of El let.
Since the Dartmouth-Princeton
game the former's methods of at
tack have been analyzed and de
fenses built up for it. The offense
has also been braced. "A good of
fense," states Coach Haughton, "Is
the best defense."
Captain Wendell has been doing
only light work Uils week, but he Is
expected to take a big part in Satur
day's game. Parmenter, who Is show
ing up as one of the strong men of
the squad, will also be on hand to
play Dartmouth. Brickley, the best
player on the team, is "all there" as
far as condition Is concerned.
Coach Daly has been giving a good
deal of his time to Mai Logan, the
quarterback, this week. Logan start
ed the season like a whirlwind, but
soon blew up.
Professor "Welcnerf asserted that'nls
studies of the varying velocity of
earthquake tremors passing through
the Interior of the globe have led him
to the conclusion that the earth con
.... of central core of iron or steel.
. about 5 mnes ln diameter, sur-
rounded with a stony shell 930 miles
In thickness. Between the outer solid
rind and the Inner layer of rock, cover
ing the metallic core, he thinks there
Is a layer of liquid or plastic material,
lying a little less than twenty miles
below the surface of the earth.
Men sometimes dream of enormous
wealth stored deep in the earth below
the reach of miners, but experts now
aver that there is little or no ground
to believe that any valuable metallic
deposits lie very deep in the earth's
crust regardless of Professor Wei
chert's beliefs to the contrary. Such
deposits, it is said, are made by under
ground waters, and owing to the pres
sure on the rocks at great depths the
Waters are confined to a shell near the
surface. With few exceptions ore de
posits become too lean to repay work
lng below 3,000 feet. Nine mines ln
ten, taking the world as a whole, are
poorer ln the second thousand feet
than ln the first thousand, and poorer
yet in the third thousand than in the
second. New York World.
A Poor Recommendation,
"Tie means well." she said.
"Say no more." he replied. "1 know
now exactly what sort of a fool he ia."
Detroit Free Press.
Mrs. Martin Tells About a Painful
Experience that Might Have
Rives vllle, W. Va. Mrs. Dora Martin,
la a letter from Rlvesville, writes
Tor three yean, I suffered with wo
manly troubles, and had pains in my
back and side. I was nervous and
could not sleep at night
The doctor could not help me. Ha
said I would have to be operated on be
fore I could get better. I thought I
would try using Cardul.
Now, I am entirely well.
I am sure Cardul saved my Ufa.
win never be without Cardul in my
home. I recommend It to my friends.
For fifty years. Cardul has been re
lieving pain and distress caused by wo
manly trouble. It will surely help you.
It goes to the spot reaches the
trouble relieves the symptoms, and
drives away the cause.
If you suffer from any symptoms of
womanly trouble, take Cardul.
Tour druggist sells and recommends
it. Get a bottle from him today.
W.B. Writ to: Uifes' JUvtury Dept.. Chatta
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Chicago, Not. 16. Actual human
slavery, supposed to have been abol
ished in the United States by the proc
lamation of Abraham Lincoln, was
found to exist In Chicago, when two
little Japanese children, a boy and
a girl, who according to their story.
had been cruelly beaten by their mas
ter, were found wandering, in Jackson
park and were given shelter at the
Hyde Park police station.
The two had been bought from
their parents ln Japan, according to
their statements, which were corrob
orated by fellow slaves held in the
house from which they had run away.
They were as much the property of
their master as ever were the negroes
of the south in ante-bellum days, and.
If their story proves true, they were
more cruelly driven than . the field
hands in the old cotton plantations.
' Toshl Wakahama, the boy. 14 years
old, told the police that he, with
Otome Tamaka, also .14 years old
were purchased from their parents fori
$25 each ln 1907 and brought to Amer
ica as members of an acrobatic troupa
As the "property" of Kumatra
Namha, Wakahama said, they were
allowed about 35 cents a day for their
wages as tumblers and were given one
meal a day, Namba explaining that
as the children were acrobats they
should not eat heavily.
At the Namba home eight other
children were found, none of them
over 14 years old. Asked about the
alleged cruelty practiced they said
ln the presence of their master that
they were treated well. .
As the reporter waa leaving the
house two men rushed from the Nam
ba home and asked that they be al
lowed to tell some of the tortures in
flicted upon the children where the
master could not hear them.
Taki Enangyka, or Taki Nakoma,
as he is known on the stage, unfolded
a shocking story of alleged cruelties
practiced by Namba.
Those poor children!" he exclaim
ed, referring to the two found is
the park. "I told them to run away.
The little girl was practicing a diffi
cult act turning somersaults on a
pedestal less than a foot square
and fell and hurt her head. The scar
shows on her face yet. Namba pick
ed the child up from the floor and
threw her into a corner. She was
stunned by the falL As soon as she
had recovered consciousness Namba
beat her with a stick.
I endured these tortures myself
until I was of age. I was bought for
$50 from my father and brought to
America. At the immigration office I
was told to say that I was a profes
sional actor, and so got through all
One night, after we had played
in Chicago for some time. I fell in
one of my acts, and as soon as I got
behind the scenes Namba beat me
until my cries brought the theatre
manager. I failed again a few days
later and was tied by my thumbs to
two nails In the wall.
Namba's gymnasium at the back of
his house is a chamber of torture.'
continued Nakoma, who has been in
America about 12 years. "There is
not one of his boys whose body at
some time has not shown the marks
of a severe beating."
Yuikl Kamalchi, formerly, a member
of the Namba family, as the troupe is
called, corroborated these statements.
He is living at 2917 Prairie avenue,
having left Namba's home, following
a quarrel over the disappearance of
the two children.
At the time Wakahama and Otome
Tamaka were brought to America
from their homes in Japan three oth
er children left their native land and
were sold to Namba, it is declared.
They were all taken to the Namba
home at 1227 East Seventy-first street.
and were trained as acrobats.
Namba, according to his own state
ment, has been purchasing children
from poor parents in Japan for 12
years. He declared he had purchased
girls for $12 and boys for prices rang
ing from $50 to $75 each.
Wakahama, Namba said, he dis
covered turning "handsprings" on the
streets of Toklo. The head of the
acrobatic troupe bought him for $25
to bring to America. The girl he found
at the same time and bought her for
the same price. Two weeks ago, he
said, he received a letter from O tome's
mother asking the return of the child,
but he sent her $20 In American mon
All the children are adopted, ac
cording to the Japanese custom, be
fore being brought here. AH their
earnings go Into the pockets of Nam
ba, but he explained: "Whenever they
ask for a nlckle or 10 cents I give It
to them to do with as they please."
At the Hyde Park station the run
away children were visited by R. T.
Tanimoto, secretary of the Japanese
Mutual Aid society, and Toelhl Schimid-
su, chancellor to the Japanese consul
here. Both promised that the stories
told by the children would be investi
gated. The children will remain at the
Hyde Park station pending an inves
Quick Relief for Rheumatism
George W. Koons. Lawtoo. Mleh
says: "Dr. Detchon's . Relief for
Rheumatism has given my wife won
derful benefit for rheumatism. She
could sot lift band or foot; had to bt
lifted for two months. She began the
use of the remedy and Improved rap
Idly. On Monday she could not mora
snd on Wednesday she got up. dressed
herself and walked out for breakfast"
Bold by Otto Grotjan. 1501 Second art
Due, Rock Island; Gust Schlegel 4
Eon, 230 West Second street, Daven
news all the time. The
MAKES GOOD START
Cleveland, Nov. 16. To tnis home
town of champion Johnny Kilbane an
other ambitious feather weight has
come, who hopes some day to wear I
the crown which Johnny took away
from Abe Attell a year ago. His
came is Joe Hartman and he hails
Hartman came to Cleveland to live
last, year and one of the first things
he did on his arrival was to knock
out Otto Yacknow, one of the best
featherweights in the city. Since
then he has performed sensationally
against other opponents, and this fall
all but stopped Freddie Andrews of
Milwaukee, and Young Abe Attell, of
Cincinnati. He has never lost a bat
tle. His highest, ambition now is to
meet Johnny Kilbane, who doesn't
care for a bout. Johnny McGuire, j
Hartman's manager, predicts a good !
year for his little performer. In the j
west, before Hartman came this way, j
he won eight-tenths of his battles by
the k. o. route. He is a quick, snap-
py nuier ana a goou Douy puncner
TONIGHT AND TOMORROW
Last Time of This Great Show
Don't Miss Seeing
Dr. Carl Herman
6 Other Big Acts 6
Free Tomorrow Afternoon Free
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and five lb. box of the famous
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Evening 7:30 and 9:15.
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Bel Canto Trio
Singers and Humorists.
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