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WIN THREE GAMES
Y. M. C. A. Victorious in Bas
ketball Game with Kewanee
CONTEST IS VERY CLOSE
Moline High School Also Defeated
Likewise Galesburg High in
Two evenly matched games were
played at the Rock Island Y. M. C. A.
gymnasium Saturday evening, the Y.
M. C. A. first team defeating the Y.
wanee Y. M. C. A. team by a score of
11 to 40, and the Y. M. C. A. second
team defeating tne Moline high school
by the score of 29 to 21
The main game was one of the fast
est seen here, and the team work and
guarding of both teams was excellent.
Time after time the ball was carried
down the field by one or the other
team and the play was ended by a
sensational field basket. The first half
ended 20 to 14 in favor of the local Y.
M. C. A. In the second half the Ke
wanee boys made a determined rally
and cam within a few points of tying
the score. In the recent game at Ke
wanee the local team won out after the
score had been tied at the end of the
game, the score being 54 to 5G. Inslow
for the Kewanee five was the star,
making 7 field baskets, while Jahns
and Ficken took the honors for" the
Y. M. C. A. boys.
The curtain raiser between the Mo
line high school and the Y. M. C. A.
teams was also close and exciting, aiijl
was won by the second team in the
last few minutes or the game. Both
teams displayed good team work. At
the end of the first half the score stood
14 to 10 in favor of the second team.
IIimv Tcaini IMnyed.
The lineups for the games were as
Rock Island Y. M. C. A. Ficken, rf;
Jahns, If; Jensen, c; Driggs, rg; W.
Kewanee Y. M. .C. A. Inslow, rf;
Johnson, If; Hawthorne, c; Nance, rg;
Rock Island Second feam Smith,
if; Kelly, If; Lamp, c; Robb, rg; Lien
Moline High School Pearson, rf;
Pay ton and Welch, If; Mengel, c; King
rg; Nelson, lg.
Also Defeat GalenburK.
The victory of the association in
both games Saturday evening made a
Three Women to Sing Leading
Role of "Madam Butterfly" Here
For the .three performances in
""Madam Butterfly" to be given in
Rock Island and Davenport, Friday
and Saturday, March 13 and 14, by
Henry W. Savage's English grand
opera company, there will appear
most of the English song birds whom
Mr. Savage brought from abroad es
pecially for the production of Puccini
flowery Japanese opera.
"Madam Butterfly" is sometimes
called a one woman opera for the rea
son that the title role is on of the
most exacting and dominant ever writ
ten for a dramatic soprano. Little
Cho Clio San is on the stage almost
entirely throughout the three acts
and intense interest centers so thor
oughly in her and her pretty Japanese
ways that the role is practically a star
part, with all the other characters re
volving about und depending upon hor.
No singer can take the part of Madam
Butterfly more than two or three
times each week, and still retain the
brilliance of voice demanded of great
singers. Great exaction is also made
on the leading contralto, who sings
the role of Suzuki, Cho Che San's faith
ful Japanese maid, and one of the
rarest opiortunities in the opera
that of the flower duet in the second
act, comes to her. Suzuki is also on
the stage throughout the opera and
must be equally as great in histronic
art as in vocal ability. In fact, the
opera throughout is one for actresses
as well as singers.
For the title role, Rock Island and
Davenport will hear three famous
prima donnas, including Phoebe
Strakosch, the beautiful and brilliant
niece of Patti, who has made such a
wonderful success since her opening
night in New York city; Elizaoen.
Solff, the famous little German artist,
who has made a sensation in this coun
try, and Rena Vinienne, who is so
well remembered .for her splendid
work last season, and who was con
sidered the best prima donna singing
Madam Butterfly last season.
The leading contraltos for the role
of Suzuki include Ethel Du Fre Hous
ton, who Mr. Savage found in Paris,
and Marriott Behnee, who was brougu.
from the Berlin Opera company to
create the role in- America last season.
Two leading tenors will also bo heard
during this joint engagement, includ
ing Vernon Stiles, the handsome tenor
who sang with Miss Strakosch In New
York city on the opening night, and
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Phoebe Strakosch in the Title
at the Illinois
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total of three games won in a da.1
Saturday. The high school team
Galesburg played the Davenport hig'i
school Friday evening and spent Sat
urday here. They asked use of th
local gymnasium Saturday afternoon
and instead, a game was hurriedb
ananged with them, a picked tc-i
being chosen s from the Y. M. C. A
members. The first half ended 37 u
in favor of the local players and
the second IS to 17, making the tota:
in favor of the Rock Island team 57
to 54. The local players lined up at
William St. Willis, who has become
such a favorite fqr his dashing por
trayal of the naval officer as well as
for his sweet lyric tenor.
For the part of Sharpless, the U. S.
consul, cue of the fine drama) ic as
well as lyric roles in the opera, will
be heard Thomas D. Richards, who
created the role of Sharpless in
America last year, and Carl Gantvoort,
another American baritone who has
been singing in London. The orches
tra of 50 musicians will bo presided
over by three conductors, Walter
Rothwell of Vienna, Cornelius Dopper
of Amsterdam and Guy Ambrose, the
young American pupil of Nikisch. Two
conductors are required at each per
formance. The leading singers for the three
performances in Rock Island and Dav
enport will alternate as follows:
Hock lxlnut KrMay I'veuitiK.
Cho Cho San (Madam Butterfly) a
geisha Miss Phoebe Strakosch
Suzuki, Cho Chon San's Japanese
maid Miss Harriett Behnee
Kaye Pinkcrton, the American wife
Miss Emile Cole
Pinkerton, U. S. lieutenant.
Sharpless, U. S. consul at Nagasaki
Thomas D. Richards
Goro, a marriage broker
Prince Yamadori, suitor for Cho Cho
San George Natansan
The Bonce, Cho Cho San's uncle a
priest rail Gantvoort
Francis J Tavlnr
Conductor . ;.Mr. Dopper
llnvrnport, Sntnrilny Matinee.
Cho Cho San Miss Elizabeth Wolff
S,1Z"M Ethel Du Fre Houston
Kate Pinkerton.. Miss Lola Rauchfuss
Pinkerton William St. Willis
Sharnless r-iri r.....t
Goro Rudolph Koch
t nnce lamadon Georce Nutans
The Bonce Richard .Tniu.s
Imperial commissioner :
Francis J. Tavlor
Conductor Mr Doi)Cr
navenpnrt, Mntnrdar Hvrninir.
Cho Cho San Miss Rena Vivim.n
,Si:2ki Miss Harriett Behnee
Kate Pinkerton. Miss Elaine D. Gilbert
Pinkerton ..Vernon Stiles
Sharpless Thomas IT PiM-ar,
Goro Rudolph Koch
Prince Yamadori. .. .George Natansan
The Bonce r..Carl Gantvoort!
Imperial commissioner - I
- Francis T Tavlnn 1
Conductor Mr. Rothwell-
Tetter, Salt Rheum and Eczema. J
These are diseases for which Cham-1
berlain's Snlvo ic Panulolln n.i.vi. '
Role of "Madam Butterfly"
ollows: Steenburg. center; West and
ricken, guards; Voss and MeCand
PHRENOS TAKE ONE,
lonors Are Even for Augustana Liter
ary Society Teams in Basket
Augustana college gymnasium- was
lie scone of much excitement and en
husiasni Saturday night when the re
spective girls' and boys' teams of the
delphic and Phrenokosmian societies
.net in basketball contests. Each so
ciety won one game, the Phrenos win
ning the girls' game 9 to 7, and the
Adelphics the boys' contest, 17 to 12.
Both games were close and exciting
from start to finish. The boys' teams
weie made up of the best players in
die college and seminary, including
wo of the o:d stars, Pnin and Olson,
who played on the Phreno team.
The girls lined up as follows:
Adelphic Ringheim, center; Bersell
and Faulk, forwards; Jonson and Beng
Phreno Youngberg. center; Hill
and Trickson. forwards; Morton and
The boys lined up as follows:
Adelphic Reading, center; Bloom
and Fogel strom, forwards; Foss, Wycr
and Wahlund, guards.
PimiK) Olson, center; Purii. Ek
blad and Swanson, forwards; Ander
son and Wesilund, guards.
Sportsmen Are Interested.
There is a disposition on the part
of members of the Rock Island Gun
club to actively cooperate with the
Da ven porters who have inaugurated a
movement to improve the. hunting and
fishing in this vicinity. The plan is
to buy and sow wild rice and celery
seed in the swamps to furnish food for
fowl and to cut trees and place them
in the lakes and ponds to discourage
seining. It is proposed to nave a
meeting soon to organize for the carry
ing on of this work.
0 ' ROLLER SKATING.
Miss Jessie Darling
a The greatest lady fancy skater
of the age, presenting
A POEM IN MOTION
Miss Darling's wonderful per
formance on the rollers amazes
everyone. She is featuring
The Famous Cake Walk,
i "The Butterfly Dance,"
Will appear at
BIG ROLLER RINK
Raises Question of Permit
ting Dubuque to Stay.
NO ALTERNATIVE LEFT OPEN
Wilson Bering in Deep Water on the
Schedule Proposition and Someone
Else May Get the Job.
The vBloomington correspondent last
night sent Jhc following to the Chi
"President Holland tonight stated
that he probably will call the Three
Eye league meeting for March 10 in
Chicago and that at that gathering it
will be decided whether or not Du
buque will be permitted to retain its
franchise. Nothing more will be done
concerning injunction proceedings, as
it will be late in the spring before it
will be possible to submit evidence
showing the legality of the Peoria
meeting last fall, when authority was
giv.en President Holland to expel Du
buque." "Whether Dubuque will be permitted
to retain its franchise." Wouldn't that
make you smile? With an injunction
in force that the league cannot get
around, it takes nerve to hand out that
kind of dope. It is safe to say Presi
dent Holland never inspired such an
assertion. If he did, it would be valid
evidence bf incompetence.
I!i-rinK in DiNtrrti.
Wilson Bering is working hinuolf
into a state of distraction in trying to
make the Three-Eye league schedule
Jates avoid those of the Western Trot
ting association, according to the De
catur Review. It is said Mr. Bering
has found the task much harder than
he had imagined possible and he is on
the point of advocating a return to
the 12U;game schedule instead of 140
games as played last year. It had
been planned to change matters so
that the teams that opened at horn.?
last season would open away this year
and the closing dates would -be like
wise reversed. But it was discovered
that a considerable increase in mileage
would be necessary to accomplish the
desired ends. The league at its com
ing meeting will be asked to take its
choice or turn the work of making a
schedule over to new hands.
Christy on Third;
Christy Wilson may not be seen in
the box next season. It is the plan of
the management, and Christy Is will
ing, to groom the player for third
lasoman. There is little doubt, on the
part of bis friends that he would mak-j
good there, and unless one of the other
candidates for third develops into a
phenom very likely Christy will bo
found holding down the last corner.
Decatur has signed a pitcher named
Bob White w-ho was once with Evans
ville in this league, but who has been
lately in the South Atlantic league.
Art Kruger, the outfielder who was
once in the Three-Eye league, has sign
ed w ith Columbus.
Donnelly has signed Charles Conrad,
.i Pacific coast catcher.
The Chicago White Sox on their spe
cial train running as the second sec
tion of the Rocky Mountain limited
passed through this city over the Rock
Island early yesterday morning. A short
stop was made here to change engines,
but the Sox were sound asleep, and did
not show themselves. A special car
ioad of eatables embracing practically
everything in the market, was sent
from here to Chicago Saturday to be
taken along as part of the White Sox
special s supplies. From the quantity
and quality of the supply it is, plain the
travelers will "cat well" enroute.
The Illinois. '
(Sixteenth Street, and Second Avenue.)
COMINCJ ATT II ACTIONS.
March 7 "Vnu Yiasion.H Madnre.
March S A I. ;. FH-ld'a Minntrela.
- March 13 llcnrj- W. Savage, Eng
linli Grand Opera. "Madam nnftrrfly."
March S.T "IVrk'a Ilad Hoy."
March 2D Blanche WbIMi. '
(Eighteenth Street, North of Second
Vaudeville at 3, 8 and 0:15 p. iu. Two
nafiaeea Sundays and holidays.
(Second Avenuo, East of Nineteenth
Vandevllle at 3, 8 and 0il3 p. m. Tna
naflnrea Sundays aad holidays.
Carle in Chicago. Richard Carle will
begin his annual Chicago engagement
Sunday night, March 8, when he comes
to the Illinois theater for a limited
period in his latest and what is said
to be his best musical comedy offer
ing, "Mary's Lamb." As author, com
poser, and comedian, Mr. Carle is well
known to the theater going public, his
many years having been devoted to
producing that form of musical enter
tainment which is designed not only to
amuse, but to please the eye as well as
delight the ear. "Mary's Lamb" is
adapted from a famous French farce.
i"Madara Mongodin," with all. the char-
S. A. Lewinsohn, Owner and Manager.
European Latest Sensation
THE GREAT BAEDER
and several other high class
$1.50 SHOW FOR 10 AND 20 CENTS.
originally furnished, and has addvd
hundreds of lines as well as some hu
morous dialogues of his own concoc
tion. The story of "Mary's Lamb"
concerns briefly l.cander Lamb, a hen
pecked husband. For years Lamb lias
been under the thumb of a doniineei--ing
wife, who i.as ruled him with a
rod of iron. Finally, however. Lamb
learns of a certain incident in the p:.st
life of his wife, and he suddenly be
comes the ruler in his own household,
forcing his termagant wife to oo his
bidning as he has done hers for so
many years. Mr. Carle himself will
appear as Lamb, a part which fits nim
perfectly. The part is better thr.n any
Mr. Carle has had in "The Storks,"
"The Tenderfoot," "The Mayor of To
kio," "The Spring Chicken," or any of
the musical comedies in which ne has
won such success in the past. The
play is in three acts and two scenes
and shows a di-awing room in Lamb's
house and a studio. The action takes
place during an afternoon and even
ing of the same day. The entire pro
duction was staged under the personal
direction of Mr. Carle and there are
some twenty musical numbers, among
the most popular of which are: "I
Idolize Ida." "Icandcr," "Betsie The
Belle of the Bathers." "Marching,"
"We're Hollandaise," "My Madagascar
Maid." and "Love is Elusive." Mr.
Carlo will have the support of cue of
the best singing organizations in Amer
ica, the cast including Jcannette Low-
) ne. wnose most recent, appearance
here was in 'n'he Free Lance," in sup
port of Joseph Cawthorn. Miss Lida
McMillan, prominent -in "The College
Widow," Frank Belcher, John B. Park,
Ray Youngman, Berta Mills. Marion
Mills. Edith St. Clair, Abbott Adams
and Harry Montgomery. The chorus
was largely recruited from "The
Spring Chicken." but their number has
been augmented by the addition of
many clever singers and dancers.
The engagement is limited and per
formances will oe given every evening
including Sunday, with matinees on
Wednesday and Saturday. Special at
tention will be given out of town or
ders. LEWINSOHN BACK;
STILL 0WN$ FAMILY
Lease of Playhouse Runs for 10 Years
Simply a Question of
S. A. Lewinsohn, manager of the
Family theater, returned yesterday
afternoon from Chicago where he went
early Saturday morning, and imme
diately made the deposit with J. C.
Sodini for the retention of the play
house. Mr. Iewinsohn's lease on the
popular vaudeville house runs for IP
years instead of for a period of
months, his rental being payable in ad
vance, two months at a time. Yes
terday a payment of $000 for March
and April was due, and Mr. Ijewinsohn
explains that in order to get into Chi
cago before the banks closed at noon
Saturday he made a hurried departure
on the early morning train. Yester
day he came back with the money and
paid his rent, so that he retains the
proprietorship and management of the
playhouse. "I have been running un
der tremendous expense in order to
give the people the best that is offered
in the vaudeville. line," said Mr. Lew
insohn, "and I propose to continue to
provide the best that can be secured.
All the promises I have made will bo
carried out to the letter, and if the
proposition does not pan out as it
should it will be my own loss. No
one else will' suffer."
SEVEN GAMES IN SCHEDULE
Chicago vljniversity Casts Deciding
Vote on Football Question.
Chicago, March 3. The football
schedule of the western conference
colleges for next fall will contain
seven games." The deciding vote on
the question was cast Saturday by the
board of athletic control of the univer
sity of Chicago in favor of a longer
schedule, a two-thirds majority of the
conference colleges being necessary
and five of the other eight colleges
having already voted for seven games.
There is, however, a compromising
provision in Saturday's action which
is: "That the board consents to a
schedule of seven games for next year
only with the understanding that the
schedule revert thereafter to five
games and with the further under
standing that any conference college
may play less tnan the schedule num
TO HANDICAP THE GOLFERS
A Committee Named to Classify the
western Players. ,-..- , . ...
- v ,.:m1 clubs at the opening oL the
in the Worl
TRICK DOG AND I
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EVERY EVENING Tr
Adults marvel at the s
Children go wild with
Thousands will attend
attraction. Good band m
good seats, and a clean
of amusement, perfectly
for children to attend alo
Pronounced by five worh!
thoriiies as the finest, 1
est class skating rink in
United States and it
Mt. Ida, Third and Foi
street cars stop !t Colisc
Other lines transfer there
A little larger, a little
and a little better assorted
we have ever had before.
That is the condition oi
spring and summer stocks,
scichtious, painstaking, si
Workmanship that's the
. mer tailor shop kind.
Artistic, modish, hp-tc
minute styles and perfect f
that's our hobby.
Through and through '
honest on both sides and
through that's our kin
All of which our old cus
ers know so well that we
addressing this talk special!
those with whom we have
had the pleasure of doing
ness in the past.
. B. Zimmer
&ks Building, 109 Eighlen
"We made your father's Clothe
consists of Charles E. Willard, I
wood, chairman; Charles T. Atkj
Midlothian, and Harry B. Clow.i .
View. The committee has apptj
Crafts W. Higgis afe its secrj
Blanks will be 4 once sent 4 .
clubs members A ' the associj '
with the request foTthem to j
their reports not laeathan Api
The committee prop6se to hav
official rating list in theWids i