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GYM MEET HELD
AT HIGH SCHOOL
BOB FITZSIMMONS-AT THE EMPIRE
BROWN AND PAPAS
MAE TAYLOR IN 'LOUISIANA L01T-ILLIN0IS
SIGN FOR MATCH
Both Boys and Girls Participate
in Various Banning
Slaymaker Injured in Bout With
Augnstana Girls Close Season
Gamble by Wrenched Arm
and Is Out.
With Fine Victory Over
SECOND PERIOD CLASS WINS
SHOULD BE SOME GOOD GO
THE FINAL SCORE IS 18 TO 7
GLrl Make Records Nearly Equal to
lYincipals Are Evenly Matched in
I.ntberans Play Better Ball, Show
t Boys Clyssea Clarke Travels
Weight and Skill At Illinois
Teamwork and Guard Closely
Gift for Ooacb.
THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1912:
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meet ever hold at the high school was
run off yesterday afternoon with much
success with both the girls and the
boys participating. All the events
were handled very smoothly despite
the large number of entries and the
big crowd which was continually scr
Ing onto the floor. The second period
class captured first honors by running
up a total of IS point while the third
period class got second place with IS
points, eight of which were made by
the girls. The fourth hour class land
de third place with 10 tallies while the
fifth hour student Kot two points and
the seventh one. One of the big sur
prises of the meet was the excellent
showing of the girls who established
records nearly as fast as those of the
CXAJIKB HItS null' DA91I.
Ulysses Clarke won the first place
In the boys' lo-yard dash, after win
nlng the preliminary heat and the
semi-final in easy fashion. The girls'
li-yaJd dash went to June NeUon with
a time of 2 4-5 seconds, second place
to Irene Coldstone, and third to Ruth
June Nelson. Marguerite Iamp, Dor
othy Bchoessel, and Mabel Fiudley w on
the aeml-flnald. all three making the
distance In 2 4-5. The boys' 240 yard
potato race was won by Claude Klpp
and the boys' relay race by the second
period clan. The finals in the girls'
relay will be run off next week.
THE SIM Mill Y.
BOYS' 3 5-YARD DASH.
First heat James Bruner. first;
second heat. Dean Inalls; third heat.
Max Stoddard; fourth heat, Ulysses
Clarke; fifth hat, Morris Eckhardt;
sixth heat. Robert Lercb; seventh
heat, Marion Roberts; eighth heat.
Hen Potter. First semi-final, Ulysses
Clark, first; Robert Lercb, second.
Second semi-final, Morris Eckhardt,
first; Marlon Roberts, second. Final,
Ulysses Clarke, first; Morris Eck
hardt, second; Marion Roberts, third;
Robert Lerrh, fourth.
GIRLS' 15-YARD DASH.
First heat, Margaret Cook; second
h:at. Elizabeth Bryan; third heat.
June Kelson; fourth heat, Irene Gold
i tone; fifth heat, Dorothy Schoessel;
flxib heat, Clara Blakemore; seventh
beat, Dorothy N'elnon; .eighth heat,
Ruth Ulakemore; ninth heat. Marguer
ite I,aup; tenth heat, Mabel Findley;
eleventh heat. Fae Hanua; twelfth
beat, Gladys Thompson. First semi
final, June Nelson, Tirst; Irene Gold
atone, second. Second semi-final.
Bob Fltzslmmons, the only fighter
who ever held the undisputed cham
pionship of two classes the middle
and heavyweight and who today is
regarded by critics and followers of
the ring game as the greatest artist of
the roped arena for all time, will be in
Rock Island all of next week at the
Empire. The conqueror of Jim Cor
bett in the championship battle at Car
son City, March 17, 1897, will be seen
in a refined athletic novelty assisted
by .Mlsg May belle Byrnes, regarded as
one of the be6t dressed vaudeville per
formers on the stage today. The pug
ilist having beard Corbetfs numerous
claims to being a good actor, has set
out to exploit his own peculiar talents
in a dramatic way and although it may
seem funny to witness Ruby Robert in
the role of an actor, yet that is exact
ly what he is going to do, and reports
of his sucretis in metropolitan centers
are reassuring to such an extent that
the act is getting $700 from the Em
pire management. The locale of his
sketch is a room in which a prima don
na Inadvertently finds herself follow
ing a performance. Fltz' enters. He
introduces some quaint humorous ex
presslons all his own. He Is asked to
give a demonstration on the training
apparatus and goes through all of his
old stunts exactly as he did when get
ting ready to fight Corbett prior to the
battle of 1897. The audience is given
a glimpse into the pugilist's training
methods. Miss .Byrnes wears a num
ber of very Tine gowns including her
famous diamond dress in which are
set over 200 genuine diamonds of all
sizes. The remainder of the bill in
eludes Prof. Karl's comedy dogs;
Doyle and Elaine, a pair of girls with
"daffydil twirls"; Van and Pierce in a
fun sketch, "Get a License"; and
Frank Meisel, the Austrian wizard of
the violin. Incidentally, it is needless
to saj- that Jack Taylor, with whom
Fits had some little difficulty over Mrs.
Fltz, will not be here next week. His
discretion has easily proved the better
part of valor, and he has consented to
remain far away from the freckled terror.
Dorothy Schoessel, first; Mabel Find
ley, second. Third semi-final, Mar
guerite Lamp, first; Ruth Blakemore,
second. Finals, June Nelson, first;
Irene Coldstone, second; Ruth Blake
more. third; Mabel Findley, fourth.
Best time in all beats 2 4-5 seconds.
240 - yard potato race First
heat, Claude Kipp; second heat, Adam
Finlgan; third heat, Meyer Morris;
fourth heat, Morris Eckhardt; fifth
heat. Max Stoddard; sixth heat, John
Robb and Robert Lerch, tied; seventh
heat, Louis Windsor; eighth heat, Bert
Sunday, March 2 4,'. Matinee and Night.
J. B. Rotnour Offers the
Flora De Voss Company
Twelve acting people Special scenery, polite vaudeville
A rorrert company of popular players guaranteed the very bet in
the middle went at popular ri-es.
Prices -IMatinee, Children,
10c; Adults 25c. Night,
10c, 20c, 30c.
Reservation of scats for night performance at the box office.
Metcalf. First semi-final, Claude Klpp,
first; Meyer Morris, second. Second
semi-final, Max Stoddard, first; Bert
Metcalf, second. Finals, Claude Klpp,
first; Max. Stoddard, second; Meyer
Morris, third. Best time 47 seconds by
Boys relay race won by second class,
Due to a wrenched arm, Jesse
Slaymaker of Albany, winner over
Shorty Gamble of Burlington Thurs
day evening at the Illinois theatre.
will be unable to do battle with Gust
Papas next Thursday evening at the
Illinois, and so Carl Brown has been
secured to go the route instead. Last
night, when promoters learned of
Slaymaker's injury, sustained in his
battle with Gamble, they called
Brown over the long distance, and
he agreed to come to Rock Island
next week to wrestle with the Mon
treal whirlwind. A draft of the con
tract was forwarded to him at once
and It will soon be resting in the
coffers of one of the promoters. And
so the Waterloon, undefeated thus
far by any man of his weight, will
wrest with the new combatant in the
GREEK IS GOOD.
And he sure will have to go some
to best the sturdy Greek. Both
weigh about the same number of
pounds, and there is no question but
what they both possess ability as
mat artists for their records show
scarcely any defeats. Papas has been
here but a short time and his prow
ess as a wrestler has not been ex
pounded as yet. That he is good,
there is no doubt in the minds of the
fans who saw his exhibition with
Yusslf Hussane last Thursday night.
Through it, he won the admiration
of the audience and they are anxious
to see him in a bout for blood. He
gave a fast exhibition, but it is not
right to judge him by that, for in
a match for falls, he would prob
ably be a little more careful. That
he knows most of the holds of the
game and how to break them was
demonstrated Thursday night.
WILL. BE SOME MATCH.
Brown is well known hereabouts
and his record speaks for Itself. His
refusal to come down here this week
sort of put a kink in his popularity,
but if he is willing to buck up
against Papas, the populace will for
give past transgressions. All that
will be of interest now la that two
men, evenly matched in weight,
strength, endurance, 6kill and knowl
edge of the game, are to wrestle next
Thursday at the Illinois.
Los Angeles. March L'3. As a re-
I ward for his game showing last Sat
urday Jack White, the Chicagoan,
will be given a May date here against
Owen Moran if the Birmingham boy
cares to come to the coast. The win
ner of this event will be put on the
list of proposed opponents for Joe
Rivers on the big holiday date, July
4. Rivers against Abe Attell for
July 4 is another card being con
sidered by the local promoters.
March 24 Flora De Voss Co.
March 30, 31 Moving pictures by
Amusement Promoting company.
April ' 1 "Louisiana Lou," by La
Salle Opera company.
April 5. 6 White slave traffic lec
ture by Robert Rexdale.
April 7 "The Lion and the Mouse."
April S Concert, auspices Rock Is
land Musical club.
April 14 Aborn Opera company, in
"The Bohemian Girl."
Dally vaudeville performance at
3:00 and 8:15.
AT THE ILLINOIS.
Tomorrow's attraction at the Illi
nois is to be the Flora De Voss com
pany in "The Two Thieves." here will
be matinee and night performances at
nnnittnr nHf'DH Thii rnmnon oat-vtaa
O Donnell In one round last night in ; ltg own scen,c efTectS( an(J v'audeville
New York. March 23. "Knock
out" Brown knocked out "Knockout"!
Sunday and Monday March
and Sunday Matinee 3I-Ap.I
Werba A Luescher's sensational production of the merry opera of
Vienese melodies and saucy romance that is charming all the land,
with the noted Hungarian prima donna who created the title role.
I Vice for this aperial attraction:
Sunday aiatinee, AOc to C1.50.
The unusual organization of
94. Brilliant ballet. Special
Spring Maid orchestra,
Kvenings. SO? u $Z.OO. Special
the star bout at the Carlyle Athletic
club in Brooklyn.
Bloomington, 111., March 23.
! Pitcher Edward Kinsella of this city.
formerly with the St. Louis Browns,
.accepted terms with Denver yester
day and left to join that team at Hot
Iieavenworth, Kan., March 23.
Three hundred men expressed a de
sire to play baseball in one of the
most unique leagues In the world
when steps were taken today at the
federal prison here to reorganize the
prison league for the 1812 season.
They drew lots for a tryout. Ball
games between teams on which pris
oners only were allowed to play were
tried for. the first time last year and
proved a big success. The baseball
league is an inducement for the men
to keep the rules of the institution,
as only model prisoners are allowed
to play. This year the white men,
the negroes and the Indians in pris
on will have teams in the league.
Washington, March 23. Edward
B. Kenna, once editor of the Charles
town (W. Va.) Gazette, pitcher for
Louisville, Denver and other profes
sional ball clubs, died at Grant, Fla.,
of heart trouble. Kenna was a son
of the late United States Senato
Keokuk, Iowa, March 23. The
Keokuk Motor Boat club has secur
ed a site on the Des Moines rapids
canal and will begin the erection of
one of the finest club bouses along
the Mississippi river. The club will
ibid for the 1913 regatta of the Mis
sissippi Valley Power Boating asso
ciation at which time the new home
l will be completed. When the Keo
!kuk water power dam is finished a
!0 mile lake of still water will be
formed, which will provide one of
the finest race- courses in the coun
will be introduced between acts.
When Addison Burkhardt and Fred
erick Donaghey went to work to sup
ply the Chicago La Salle with Its mn
sical comedy for this season, they se
lected the old French quarter of New
Orleans on Mardi Gras day as the
scene of act 1. The idea of, using the
picturesqueness of the New Orleans
of today, although reflecting the New
urieans ot our colonial history, was
never previously employed by our
American playwrights, much as they
are fond of dwelling upon the theory
that there is a wealth of material in
this country for native plays. Instead,
when they desire to write a musical
comedy, they seldom get nearer to
America than Broadway, which Is
street in New York that exists mainly
for the purposes of musical comedy
and comic opera song writers. Even
when native makers of musical con
edy do depart from Broadway, they
go to Paris or Vienna or Egypt or
China for their scenes. Instead of
seeking to stage some picturesque
neighborhood of the!. own land. The
Chicago newspapers have praised
highly the realism of the setting of
act 1 of "Louisiana Lou," in which Har
ry Askln's special company will be seen
i at the Illinois April 1. The setting
shows a pocket or byway of the old
French quarter of New Orleans as it
looks today. A house that bears ev
ery earmark of the ,200 year $ld ar
chitecture with which the neighbor
hood abounds, faces a low, rambling
structure of more recent build a
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Augnstana co-eds fully demonstrated
their superiority over the William and
Vashtl girls in basketball last night.
when they defeated them at Aledo for
the second time this reason by a score
of 18 to 7. This gives the local girls
a clean slate tor the season, having
won the four games which they have
played two wins from Hedding and
two from VashtL As a matter of tact.
the gentler eex of the Lutheran school
have not lost a basketball game In two
years, and on that account can be con
sidered as having one of the .best girls'
teams in the state. Flavius St en, the
star varsity forward, coached the-docr1
co-eds this season, -while Miss Agnes
Abraham son acted as captain.
PLAT BETTER BALL.
Better team play, faster passing nd
closer guarding can be given as the
reasons for Augustana's victory over
the Aledo five. With Miss Agnes .
Abraham son as the main pivot of the
Lutheran machine, the Vashtl girls
were swept off their feet. The score
at the end of the first half was 11 to
3 for AnguBtana. t
Augustana's feminine warriors con
tinued the same style of play the sec
ond period. When the final . whistle
blew the local co-eds were ahead 18
to 7. Considering (the size of the Aledo
floor, which is one of the largest
basketball arenas in the state, the
score rolled up by the Augustana
girls is remarkable. In a recent game
between Hedding and Vasntl the final
score was 4 to 2.
Augustana Miss Abrahamson, cen
ter; the Misses Dahlqnlst and Fraser,
forwards, and Misses Nelson and An
William and Vashti Miss White,
center; the Misses Noble and Det
wetler, guards; the Misses Detweller
and Plttenger, forwards.
Field goals Abrahamson, 5; Fraser,;
3; Detweller, 2. Free throws Abra
hamson, 2; Plttenger, 3. Referee
Sten. Umpire Clark.
As lan appreciation for his efficient
services as coach the local girls pre
sented Flavius Sten with a signet ring
after the victory. .
house that dates no farther back, per
haps, than 1800. Then, in the vista.
one sees the queer, quaint houses of
the old inhabitants and Creole aris
tocrats, until the whole blends with
the modern structures that begin to
range from Canal street looking in
that direction from the French quar
ter. Act 2 of "Louisiana Lou" is laid
on a rice plantation o.i the Missis
sippi above New Orleans, and there
the action takes place on the lawn
and entrance road of an old mansion
of the mixed southern-colonial type.
AT THE GRAND.
The delights of "The Spring Maid"
are to be heard again its haunting
melodies, gay romance and Joyous-
ness, and above all, the witchery of
diminutive. Mizzi Hajos in the saucy
title role will again cast their charm
over opera lovers at the Grand, Dav
enport, March 31 and April 1. The
return of "The Spring Maid" on the
remarkable trip which carries it twice
over all the length and breadth of the
land In a single season is good indi
cation that the recognition of the bet
ter things in light opera music when
presented with lavish good taste is
not confined to any one section or lo
calities of theatregoers. It Is told that
"The Spring Maid" has been steadily
running In all the principal cities of
Europe for nearly four years and it
seems likely to equal ttiat record in
America. Usually staid and sober crit-1
ics seem to have forgotten their un
written laws of restraint in judgment
of this work and its piquant star, and
have showered praise upon Werba and
Luescher's whole organization with a
fine discrimination. The company to
be heard during this engagement now
includes Charles McNaughton as the
quaint comedian. Mr. McNaughton
has been brought from the 1-onilon
production cf "The Spring Maid" that
this unusual character should be se n
at its best Charles A. Hart, a lyric
tenor of much dramatic ability, is to
be heard as the Baron Itudi, but with
these exceptions, the organization in j
support of Mizzi Hajos remains the!
same even to the great chorus of
singers, the brilliant ballet, special ;
Spring Maid orchestra and the much j
applauded scenic settings. The new ,
costumes now worn follow out the
Viennese original scheme of paBtel
greens and white and have been made
after the patterns of the London production.
study of modern life; beautiful in Its
delicate subtlety and exquisite sugges
tion. The theme Is tremendous and
so masterfully treated that there Is
never the least sense of depression.
The tears lead one's thoughts away to
something deeper than tears. Pure,
sweet and holy sentiment permeates
the play like a rare perfume.
The members of the cast were se
lected with the nicest consideratlon-for
there Isn't a weak spot.
jP nip I re Theatre
The man who defeated J. J. Corbett, will make a horse
shoe at Tom Norton's shop on Seventeenth street at 11'
a. m., Monday. The shoe will be presented to some
child at the Saturday matinee. i
PHONE 708 WEST.
THE ONLY SON."
Nothing more vital and. human, ap
pealing and tender, and true has been
witnessed in the theatre this season
than "The Only Son" which brought
Thomas W. Robs to Powers' for an en
gagement of three weeks. "The Only
Son," which la by Winchell Smith, au
thor of "The Fortune Hunter," is
beautiful In ts wide, heart-searching
THURSDAY, MARCH 28
Pride of Waterloo
vs. GUS PAPPAS
Pride of Montreal, Can.
Best two cut of three to finish. Fast preliminaries.
LADIES SPECIALLY INVITED
PRICES 25c, 35c, 50c, 75c. Box and stage $1.
Ket sale Tnewlay, March 26. Phone p24 Wert. '