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TWO VICTORIES !
FOR YOUNG'S CLUB
SHAKESPEARE USED DOUBLE STAGE,
IS THE STATEMENT OF E. H. SOTHERN
LOSES TO LOCALS
THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1913.
Sperry's Team Manages to'
Cinch Second Tilt Losers' j
Captain High With 556.
Winners laurel in the shape of two
decisive victories went to Captain
Younjr's club of tb Friday Evening
Bowling league lrst evening in the
aeries which was rolled on the Rock
Islaxd club alleys. The victors cinch
ed the first and third tilts by wii?
margins, but were r.fr color in the sec.
ond game which Sperry's t-a m nn
v ith a R'-cre of 777. Captain spep-y
"' Mrh n.an or the oricg with ':.
The scores fo.low :
YOI'Mi s TEAM
ounc lpi 1:4
ozad 1 s i::7
Gnr line 14.".
Totals fR 705
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liintioii. to isiic !i a I -jii'iim-
broom bail teams
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i Augustana Five Walks Away
; With Bacon by a Score of
44 to 21.
E. H. Sothern.
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K !!. Set hern, who will appear at1
t. Ili.noiH tft W -iin-silay in ".Mac- '
bih," makes tbf rathr astonishing
stat-i:n i.f that yhak-sp-ar" and his
'on'f inporarii s tnad u of a stae s
v.hirh was practically the same idea
as was einpln'. id at the New theatre.
New Yorlt. "When this latter theatre,
nov. known as the Century, was open
e.l. !t was supplied." said Mr. Sothern,
"v.ith a revolving sta;e. The purposi;
or ibis sibeine was to save time in
t'ie resett '.np of scenes. While on-?
ii--, hs iieinn played, aiiother act was
bi ii.K -t back of it. Hy the use of
a revolvu.K platform, a newly set
ene could replace the scene jut
ui.ed in the '-pace of a in nute This
rexohinu platform was the Invention
of Steele MacKaye and was f.r!t ern-p:i-id
at tin- old .Madison Square the
. New ork. I'.y la;.- discoveries
has been found that Shakespeare
i.'il his fdiitemporaries, whiie thfy
ii not tr.iKe use of a revolving stape.
obtaint d the same resul's. It is to I'ro
!' Mir Victor K Albrif;bt of the I'ni
rsity of Wisconsin, that credit for
litis dis'overy must be pien. In
formed of the fact that the so-callel
Z'STI, S "VZX . i' ', A .T"v".- Tii"t
D. L. HUGHES r
BEGINNING WITH SUNDAY MATINEE
Beit European aid American
Pi rstntirg at
All Timca the
"Le Ballet Classique"
Witn Mile. Domina Manrii. as
6ited t-y Marcel Brcrmki date of
the Metropolitan cpera houte.
New York) and a company of
THE ACME OF ATHLETIC
America's Foremost Character Singer.
THE MEREDITH SISTERS
-The Girls of Other Nations."
0 NEAL & WALMSLEY
"Two Lightning Bugs"
CHARLES & ADELAIDE WILSON
In a Hedge Podge of Melody and Mirth
THE MESSENGER. THE MAID AND THE VIOLIN.
FRANK & TRUMAN RICE
ORCHESTRA OF TEN.
"Bringing tl e World to You."
TWO PERFORMANCES DAILY
Matinees 25c. Nights. 25c. 35c. 50c, 75c
SL N DAY MATINEES 3 O'CLOCK.
'lJe-Witt sketch of p.'i HUzal ethan i
stacre' was not basi-d on Tact. Prot'es-
sor Albripht examined the stafte di
n ctions to be found in several hun- i
died plays printed during Shakes- '
pearc-'s time. In a'l these dramas will
be fouinl a similarity of stafte ilirec-
tions. and these tally exactly with the'
cot. tracts for the instructions of the I
Fortune and Hope theatres. VT'ith the;
vast number of identical staite ilirec-1
tions caliiiiK for ihe same kind of ;
sf is'', as well as the Fortune and Mope .
c'Ur.tcts. be h-d a ;;ood workinc lis
t's to p on. This siam- which Pro-fe.-sor
Albriftbt has reconstructed is
rci-Ily in two parts; an outer sta.ee and
an inner stavte back of the curtain. '
Iii describipj; this state. Protestor Al-i
b'ipht says: "The properties of a regu
lai settiti!; .vere located in the inner
stae. and ciiauaed for a new setting,
'ther curing an ai l division or lur
i"y tile p!a inp of a scene on the outer
s'.iRe. When the curtains were closed,
tin- space before them was a staf;e in
itself: when th curtains were drawn,
tin- outer and iir.er st.".f--e became one
ard the properties on the inner stane
jti've a seitint; for t!;e whoi'-. F5y
nians of the alteration of outer and
inner scenes, and the succi-ssion of
oi.ti-r .-is well as of certain inner
s cries, the action in one ,ict. repaid
le. s of the number of d'cth s' was prar-
tiiaHy ciir.f H-.uoii.; from the lieiMinin
the end.' The revohiim stage in
nted bv Steel" Mar.Kavi-, such as was
used at the N-'W theatre, could be used
In the same way as 'he one e'mployed
b. Sh;:kesp--ai . s cent',' niporaries ;
tb'.t W lien it ...s desired to use the
In. lit .M'.il back of the sta;.i at the
tame time, both stasis cou'd i.e so
"Professor Albright's n searches
v 'lich are s' t t'( rtli in iis valuable
work. The Shake.-peril a n tage,"
t u lily do a a a ith t he
SKikespoareV p'nys w ere
1 with piepi-ities or seen
u'er fallacv of accepting
d It. W'iit sketch of an
stage Thai properties o!
I Carthage college was humbled last!
night at Carthage by the fast Augus- '.
; tana basketball quintet by better than ;
! a 2 to 1 score. The final count at the !
I blow of the whistle was 44 to 21 in !
favor of the local collegians. !
AUhough playins on a foreign floor, ;
the Augustana men played with, a
rush and v:ni that the rival Luth-1
! erans were unable to stem. Swedberg '
land S'en at forward played their usual
j star game, shooting baskets from ev- i
i pt' position on the floor. Andreen j
; and Anderson at guard also played I
good games, while V. Svvedberg out-;
jumped his man at center. The team 1
w'll return from Carthage tonight. It
w as accompanied by Coach Conrad and
j Berg as substitute.
I Season tickets for the big series
of three games with. Bethany college
of Lindsborg. Kan., will be placed
on sale next week. The admission to
the entire series will be $1. The
cost of bringing the Jayhawkers here
is $2f0. wherefore Manager Knutei
Krickson is hoping for liberal support
from basketball fans in the three
cities to support the contests.
i The Bethany team is an unusually
; fast one. Last year the Kansans won
i the series on their own floor by a
; ti 1 si crc This year the blue and
gold hope to retrieve their fortunes
oy a clean sweep of the series. The
' games a're certain to be stiff battles,
Tuesday night the postponed game
: with William and Vashti will be play
ed. Augustana has never been de
feated by the Auo vollege and in
tends to keep up its record.
Pat l.everich. former coach for
Augustana In basketball, may play
with the coilege this year. Levericn
is enrolled in the conservatory and
business college of the local institu
tion, and would be eligible for the
team. Yesterday afternoon, together
with Manager Knute Erickson, Iever
ieh put in an hour's practice tossing
the ball in the college gymnasium,
and intends to keep up this work
three times every week until the sea
For the last two years l.everich
has toaihed the Lutherans, and has
succeeded in turning on; winning
teams. If he is able to play himself
this year, the stock of the gold and
blue should soar high.
Material for a good baseball aggre
gation is not lacking this year at
Augut.tr.iia, although the leani suffered
a severe blow in the tragic death
last summer of John Krickson, star
pitcher if the college. If iA-verich
is abl to pitch, it wi.l do much to
make up t'ne deficiency caused by tho
less of Ilrickson. I'ntil the weather
permits outdoor practice, gymnasium
w ork v. ill lie carried on by candidates
for the tatu. Coach Conrad, who has
: turned out a remarkable fast basket
ball live, will also toadi the baseball
' tei.ni this season.
Messr3. Werba & Luescher present the sensational production of Viennese melodies
and gay romance that has charmed the world.
A JOYOUS BUBBLING OPERETTA
66he Serine MsiM"
Including the celebrated prima donna and England's leading comedian,
MARGUERITE WRIGHT AND CHARLES McNAUGHTON.
Supported by an unsurpassed company of nearly 100, with an unusual cast.
Anna Orr, Tillie Sallinger. Peese R. Reese, Carroll Garrttt, David Bennett, Dorothy
La Mar, Al Williams, Earle Craddock and the Premier Danseuse, Orphis Hewes.
The Chorus, Ballet and CLoral Forces exactly as presented for two entire seasons at
the Liberty Theatre, New York.
SPECIAL METROPOLITAN ORCHESTRA OF 25 ARTISTS
Phillip Sevasta, harpist. Edward Howe, director.
Seat Sale Wednesday, 9 a.m. Prices 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00. Boxes $2.00.
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emplov eil bv ;
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Philip Hen- !
in London i
Sliaki .-p'-are. .
found long i
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up when he
Feb IT, IS and 1! Klks' MinsMels.
Vaudeville 2 30 and ;
MISS MARGUERITE WEIGHT AND REESE nose sported that they
REESER. STARS IN "THE SPRING MAID" ; 0! Z-Zi of which
i will be a demonstration of the old
; contention that women make every bit
j as good entertainers in. the theatre
I as men. Opening the bill will be
I the four Herculanos sisters, a remark
ably strong act with which to open a
show. In fact these clever feminine
gymnasts have been in the habit of
closing five act bills, but the remain
der of the show is strong enough
to follow. Ikilliver and Rogers wi!l
sing and dance and incidentally In
troduce some bright and new fun fea
tures. The Great Richards will do a
pretty posing act which comes re
ported as a delight to the eye. Jean
ette Adair and Hazel Uickey. singers
of ragtime and other melody, will
be a revelation in vocallsm. Their
act has gone exceptionally stroni?
wherever they have appeared. Mad
ame Marquette's .ions will close thu
performance with a demonstration of
beast intelligence that will surprise
the audience. Madame Marquette is
an animal trainer of world-wide repu
tation and has conquered these lions
without the aid of anyone. How well
they are trained can best be realized
by seeing them perform. Two reels
or feature films will be shown.
AT THE GRAND.
"Surely a vaudeville treat" Is what
the Orpheum show at the Grand prom
ises for the coming week. Two acts
will share the headline honors. Al
bertina Rasch, a premier ballerina,
has selected 10 of the most efficient
ballet girls who have from time to
time supported her, and formed into
a vaudeville offering called "Le Ballet
Classique." The premier dancers,
Mllo Domina Marina, assisted by Mar
cel Brouski, came from the New York
Metropolitan opera house. The ballet
classique are seen in a series of claaaic
dancing with individual and terpsi
chore efforts by the two solo dancers.
I'sually In exploiting acts of an a'h-
I -'ars. Miss Wright owes her charm I letic character it is auvisat.e to avom
not alone to her brilliant voice but j superlatives, but Nat Nazarro A Co.
also 10 her vivid impersonation of one are just what they claim to be the
of ihe i: ti st coquettish characters ever : acme of athletic artistry. The cotn
ii tro. lin ed in light opera. She is ill-; pany a short time ago completed a
spin d to the display of a thousand ' three months' engagement at the New
winsome tricks of manner that II-' York winter garden, where their fin
iutniuate every episode of ibe pretty j jshed and daring work created a post
story she has all the pretty graces tive furor. "If you want bo catch and
the nial princess and so assimi-1 hoi,j tne public eye do things dif-
charactcr that sh?. really be-1 ferently ." Although Miss Belle Baker
r the time the princess her- j llo. ", attribute her success to this
maxim, undoubtedly a good deal is
due to it. To begin with Miss Baker
Local music lovers will be delighted
to learn that the joyous operatic suc
icesb, "The Spring .Maid," will be at
tl.e Illinois next Friday night. This
Feb. K. 11. Sothern and Sothern
"lailowe oympaii in "Macbeth."
I t b. 7 Werba A: Luescher's "Spring
Vain." with .Marguerite Wright. ; charming operetta with its fascinating
l et). ) Mitiis .vianu in cieaiiiiii a.
1'cb 0 "Polly of the Circus."
Feb. 16 "The Old Homestead."
music and its delightful comedy scenes
is presented by Werba Luescher,
v bo arc sending the same excellent
oiganization which won a coast-lo-ccdst
triumph last season. Marguerite
Wright as ihe winsome Princess Po
' zena, has established herself as one
of the foremost American prima don-
self It is said that no advance praise
can quite convey an idea of the real
(Formerly the Lyric Theatre. Urder new management.)
The American theatre motion picture house, formerly the Lyric,
has been completely remodeled a rd refurnished throughout, making it
one of the safest and coziest btt'e playhouses in the tri-cities.
The little playhouse Is fireproof throughout and has very gocd ven
tilation. The theatre uses only the best pictures that are produced by
the Universal Film company.
TODAY S PROGRAM INCLUDES
From Sing Sing to Liberty
A GREAT THREE- REEL PICTURE.
SUNDAY'S PROGRAM INCLUDES
"The Midniffht Ride of Paul Revere," or "The Spirit of
'76." Three reels.
iig 1 !. I II le .,!
bis d.arv w ill 1
lis;.- i f ptoperti s
fi.'r'v be : lied sr. ii
lifts which were made
nio veil from one t!a house to another,
w i. be found a I Hi's mouth, a wall of
K ,ti. . a tomb of (luido, an altar, cloth
t the .:;n and moon and moss banks,
i tr Further proof of the use of scen
ery and piv perfies by Shakespeare are
the front;. iercs of pl.ns printed during
the lime of Shakespeare. Kyd's Span
ish Tr.'ge.lv was performed in 17S5
and printed in 1615 The fronfpiere
rf presents a scene in a garden vviih
a tree and other properties. In Peal's
, 'Old Wives' Tale,' printed in Inl'o. there
lis si scene of a crossroad One of Ben
1 Jit. son's plays called for a piece of
perspective and in his first masque we
find mentioned "sa g'.rt rocks ' As to
tbe DeWitf t-keich, commonly called
j Mr-ha Mies de Witt drawing. no reli
ance whatever can be placed. DeWitt
v'sited Kngiaud at the time of fhakes
p. are. but did nut make tbe sketch in
nuestlon. It was made by a fellow
German named Arend van Buchell and
was little else than a fanciful sketch
las-od on He Witt's description, but
does not coincide with if. Shakes
pearean scholars, unacquainted w ith
the fact that flip so-called r. Vf
sketch as a fabrication, have long
supposed that it was the custom during
Shakespeare's time for audiences to
'sit not or.iy on the stage, but in hexes
' br.rk of the stage All the best author
ities now are convinced tha' all of
the older writers or, the subject were
misled and that the stage reconstruct
ed by Professor Albripht is the one
which accurately di-p cts the sort of
stage w hich was empio;. ed by Shakes
peare ar.d bis contemporai ies "
i.lilMi. IMI K POR T.
OrpiieLin vaudeville 2:30 and S'2'"i.
AT THE ILLINOIS.
Louis Mann is to be seen for the
trst time here in "Elevating a Hus
band" at the Illinois next Saturday.
This is the dramatic comedy of which
local .b-atregoers have beard much
s t'. e its somewhat, remarkable three
qearter season run in New York and
its liter niccessful and lengthy en-ga-nieiii
:i, Chicago. More than or
dinary Interest attaches to the appear
ance i f ibis delightful player and al
readv time has been such a brisk in
quiry for seats that there is evefl in
dication that Mr. Mann will receive
i.eie as v. arm a welcome as that ac
corded inm in New York or Chicago.
nas. Her singing ot tne star role tin- irea' a'torae-i ny tne actual periorm
rishes one of the musical delights of an-.-n of Viss Wright in this, her fa
the season in whatever city she ap- vorite role.
Hawks Are Winners.
The West L.iJ Setlie:i:--;r.
t .tS.lv d- feate-J tbe A;tgtit2t
serves at the call, t t:i .a.-:
tbe ecore bung "i" to 17. The victory
marks U;e Settiet..eni team as the
bet of the youiicc-r oran'zatious in
V M P 1 R V
Don't let good things get l
These Five Feature Acts
Will Be With Us One
ALL STAR GIRL SHOW
Which includes five feature
acts All girls.
Seats now on sale for
Phone West 708.
In the former city it will be recalled
that tbe actor appeared in four the
atres in succession before the demand
for seats was satisfied, the Liberty. C. i
terion, Garrick and Grand op-ra
house. "Elevating a Husband" is the
work of t'lara Lipmau ami Sauon-I
Shipman and these playwrights are
said to have fitted Mr. Mann with on.
o the best roles lie has had in re cut
seasons. The character he portravs,
that of Charles Sample, a young and
ambitious five-cent store inercnant. is
otic presenting Mr. Mann in an en
tirely new light to his admirers 'l"!.e
role is far removed from the e-ceii-
trie and lovable old man he has por-
trayed here in the past in numerous
plays. Just after rea hii.g affluent e
HI business. Sample falls violently in
love with a refihed but poor voung
music teacher, a fellow luduer at his
humble boarding bouse. The gii I is
' foud enough of Sample to marry him
but determines that after the union.
; she will proceed at once to "elevate"
: 1.1m It is in the method she puisus
! that the humor and interest of the play
are found. At the end both find hap
; piness but not before a series of ex
periences at times ludicrous and at
others almost tragic. Emily Ann Well
nan is still seen in Ihe role of "be
w.fe. in which during the Nev. York
r.in she scored a suc-ess second uuiy
to that of Mr. Mann. The surroiuel-
ins; company includes .-tich capab.i:
players as Charles Miiirr. Percy Hen
ten. Charles Halton. Edmond Roth,
Homer Hunt, G. Gatenby Bell. Laura
Walker, Elizabeth Ariaans. Marion Hol
ctmbe and Margaret Tenipleton. The
scenic equipment is an elaborate and
tasteful one. quite in keeping with
the standard set by Werba A: Lue.-i her
In "The Spring Maid ' and "Tne iio.-.o
iicles is to be featured at tbe Em
pire tliea'ie the. first half of next
j has ability and personality aod every
thing she does is distinctive. Miss
Baker has been called America's fore
most singer of character songs, her
voice and actiug ability going hand
in hand with the rendering of son
bits with the result that her nam-
w.-ik when .Manager Ho ly will s'age(m a hil js aiways welcomed. The
all ftirl show, thai is, every act I Mf.redi,h Bisters, two lively girl", have
i a the bill wi.i be put on by '"'"i-! xeeptionally pleasing voices, well
In is of the fair sex. To secure a var- ,rajnfd and a Versita!ity in cbarac-
ty tu nets by girl:-, proved t() be, . . .
tasv task, but the agents of Ihe! cContnued on I'ase
I Seat Sa
le Monday, 9 am
ILLINOIS THEATRE Rock Island
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 8:00
M S C B E T H
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 68:00
Teming of the Shrew
Owing to the Elaborate Nature of Each Production the Curtain Will
Rise Promptly at 8.00 evening.
AT THE EMPIRE.
A decided innovation in vaudevil.e JL-L
Lower Floor $2.00. Boxes (2.50.
1 Balcony $1.00, $1.50 and $2.00.
1 Gallery (Not Reserved; 50c.
Mail orders with remittance received now.
POSITIVELY NO FREE LIST.