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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8. 1913.
HIGH SCORE, 563
Sperry'g and Collins' Teams
Each Take Two Out of
Captain Art Saizmann rolled 63 last
evening in the Friday Evening Bowl
lnr W gur, serios on the Rock Island
club alleys which is one of the high
est .cores to be made by any bowler
of tlie league thus far this season.
Art lf-d cfT with 1!7. tacked that up
w:,b 16o nl "-n "slammed the pins"
f"r a lo.al of 2f, hh teammates
fould Lot follow he whirlwind sty e
of bowling and an the result the Hub
dropped two out of three frames to
It was a narrow .,ueak for Koau
tree's team. Just one lonely pm
faved it from a three game defeat.
Collins' club look the first and third
tilts by wide margins, but it lott the
second by the one pin. The bowling
sheets of the third game between the
two teams was misplaced laFt right
find the scores .could no: be obtained
thin morning Th reyu.ts of the other
j-am'-s follow :
I ' IT-' 14b
Roberts l.j Hi
h 144 .2
r" perry I',:
Srhwerke 1 1
!r Ha -j I 11
Ki'.ty . . .
1 4 O
BERGER ANXIOUS TO
onv',"'r, Milis V:'1 St Lena, who make up Jum because s!ie had satislieri a pas
REPORT TO THE SUa I""" r pr real family as well as Uielon for acting by spending her leisure
i state criu- folk---rid with their sd:ju "playing t,he parf slie was al'le to
Word from Joe Merger, who Is at
I.pura lteach. Cal.. is to the effect
that h is in err lent shape and
jinxtous f r pnot'.rr opportunity to try
nut with th" Chicago White Sox with,
whom he is sigTud. The farmer Is-
binder short: p v.oend up a brilliant ; hers rf the family claim different east-peot-on
in the r-ast league and then'ern countr.es as their birthplaces. So.
s'lrt'-d If. careful training so that he w hile they have been decidedly in the
would not fa.l beef-use cf the haudl- i world, covering it from one roundness
rap he labored under li: spring too ', to the ether, they can har.ily he said
ninth avordupols. lie Is rontldent that ; to have been of !t. being such busy
be will lind a position with the ox
this )nr and his many friends of the
Three Eye league and the coast league
are ronv'need that he is a better man
'h:n Buck Weaver, who held down
the shiirt field wtth fomiskey's sg
:r.'grtlen during tho past season. The
White Pox will gn into training camp
at Paso Rob e. Cal.. Feb. 24. at which
time Joe Is to report to Manager Cal
Direct from six solid months in New York and two
months in Chicago.
WERBA & LUECHER PRESENT
MR. LOUIS MANN
In the reate9t triumph cf his notable career.
tLEVATINC A HUSBAND
PHONE 224 WEST PRICES 60c, 75c, $1 , $1.50, $2
ANNUAL TOUR FREDERIC THOMPSON PRESENT
Miss Elsie St. Leon
In the greatest dramatic success
POLLY the CIRCUS
And a notable company of players.
St. Leon Family of Bareback Riders and Gymnasts.
SPECIAL SLNDAY PRCBjAduit.,50c
Maiinee Children, 25c
A Ral Circus en tx tugs Biflgtr, &r'Mr n4 fttftor than Rvsr,
Nifiht, e3e, 8C. 7te, I1.CC! f L3. FHONC 024 WEST
MISS ELSIE LEON, STAR IN "POLLY
OF THE CIRCUS' ILLINOIS SUNDAY
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Whflt an irit'-resting bit of humanity
for that is all she is. with htr sweet.
; childish fai e and not too lor.g fro ks
j Miss Hisi" St. I.e'ju of "Polly of the
Circus" is- In this rush a-day world
1 where th,
majcrity of mankind has
i lust the sprea'ling glow of content and ;
; first freshness of outlook, it is a good
1 473 i thing ' spend half an hour in such
'"'ompany with their enthusiasms for
Ifin interview with Miss Elsie Ht. Leon
'includes her mother. Mrs. St. Leon,
tatieo is way of seeing everything
through sun-fiiled glasses, they are as
i refreshing as a breeie straight from
'the hills. For they are rea ly circus
pp!p, you see Miss Elsie havirg l)?cn
i horn in China and Miss Vera St. Leon
i in Australia, while several other nieni-
people, and living w!tn:n tne c.rri" or
n circus city of tcveral hundred people
only. Ana tnat expiavn in part, per
haps, although a wholesome family
circle at.moFphere has something to
do with it. we funded when looking at
the mother. Already since going into
the broader field, they have been
among the spectators at one of the
"b'g shows." but it was Miss Vera
alcne who with a determined yet em-
tbarrassfd nodding, confessed to a
! "'llieer deling" and an inclination to
be " one of them" and not an outsider
when "that band bean to play.-- Mam
ma looked dubiously at Miss K!sie and
Miss Elsie herself had not the small- i
' est fraction nf a doubt. She will have i
none of it Fr mi a v.er si.ia- mite, she
played f-t ;.(iing" anl hoped for
the opportunity which finally t ame 8o
; unexpected'..- through the sudden ill-
ness of the "hiding lady." All the
time sbe was one of the circus acts and
i step ir:o the breach. And now she is
: on the rond with high hopes for the
: future and a great present content in
that they are still all together. For
all Miss Elsie has been before the
prlilV eye since she 4 yeats of
age. her life has been far more she,
tercd than most of ours, and it seems
the reiorters. being mere men. have
heretofore had little conversation with
the rial '"Polly" herself, the others
telling the tale for h r. but today she
so much to be happy ahoet chatted
aiul smild, her Polly sv.ii'e, only more
so it.iiere is to much to be h::ppy about
all the time i :uid look -1 barelv 15 in
stead of 1H, which she really is. And
at parting Mrs. St. I. ton said: "Elsie
was so glad when siie foun I yon were
to be a lady." snd Miss Els;e herself
said: "Yes. it is all s new to me, you
see, and I don't know what to say to
the men." Sh" so frankly and girlish
ly loves the new life and liberty and is
so interested in her work -Miss St.
. Ijeon says they have to "make her all
! fresh again after her real tears in the
; second act" that it seems hard to
jeven allow a suggestive thought of the
possibility of her having to go back
to the more confining daily rcund.
Miss Leon and her company appear at
the Illinois tomorrow night
; WINNERS OF CAME
:High School Basketball Team
Losers for Second Time .
This Year to W. C. U.
For the second time this season the
! Western Catholic union basketball
! team defeated the high school varsity
;, , ,
. iaBl nigni ana me score was i to z. j
i The high school players could not;
, accustom themselves to the smooth j
floor of the Armory and their oppo-
jncnts. who practice there regularly.
simply ran rings around them. Voss !
luc ""'""iB Lgn.s on
the Catholic team, the former mak -
- m ,m t i. , .
lng lo field baskets aad the latter 10.
Klpp was the grestast point maker for
the high school team, his eight field
goal, giving hi. team over half Us
J The lineups were: Catholic Vos.
; and Kale, forwards; Auld, center, and
' Miller and Uleuer, guard. High school
: Woiler. Rreve, Chalc and Kipp,
j forwanl.; Gla., HIppler and Phil
j brook, canter, tr.4 Reerc. Rlnck, Mc
! Neil and Kipp, guard.
, Tonight at tan b!;a srheo. gyms as- applicant therefor .and for that reason Miss Wright la cute and sweet and
lum the varsity five will meet thejtcere .hould be no further delay in Erace as a performer, and has
j tetm from Drury academy. A'.edo. i ti e nnai settlement of this contro- a voice of good timber. Miss
; Tto vULofs have tlready .u.Tered one versy." The Central league i Ji- Anna Orr, playing -Annamirl." in the
dt-i'oil H tha htrda of the local and irrrted to adjust "the claims w ithin ten ( little that ehe had to do, displayed by
J Ui) UUodsrii oiptjot ar.othai1 victory. ,iye t'urcuza the secretary of the com- jfar the finest voice among the princi
A uriiio rAiso- will be played by mission. The sale of the Evansville ! pals of the company. Charles Mc
jn pitUeii his'r: fcthocl tes ard a .tj-isd frtuctlee ard territorial rights to the Naughton, a "Roland," the wandering
el tlay fctuif?..a frcm 3 Ar.brcie,K. T T. ijc is declared forfeited 5 Shakespearean actor, who was in the
jteikge of DavtaporL 'on account of a default la payment Jcriginal production, continues in the
Speaker cf the Illinois House to
Lend Support in Legalizing
Chicago. Feb. 8. Devotees of the
art of se.f defense gained another
champion yesterday when Speaker
William McKinley of the Illinois house
of representatives Indicated a willing
ness to lend his support to the pas
sage of a sane boxing law.
Mr. McKinley Is a close friend of
Lieutenant Governor Barratt O'Hara,
who recently announced his approval
of limited round bouts. Like the lieu
tenant governor, the speaker is a
young man and was active in college
sports during his university career.
"If Mr. O'Hara wants to see a good
sparring match, bo do I," said the
speaker when his attitude on the pro
posed bill was asked. " The lieutenant
governor and I have been boon com
panions for many years. If he thinkB
the suggested boxing law unobjection
able I am willing to stand with him."
Mr. McKinley left the impression
that he would favor a law that placed
tne proper safeguards about the sport
and one that did not throw down
the bars to unlimited contests or those
of a brutal character.
Tnoso back of the movement to re
vive the sport in Illinois plan to offer
to the '.egislature a bill similar to the
Frawley law of New York, which per
mits 10 three minute round bouts. A
bill with like provisions is pending !
in the Wisconsin legislature. I
Followers of the boxing game here
consider it a stroke of good fortune j
to obtain the support of the presiding j
officers of both branches of the general
assembly. With such aid they think
j the passage of a new boxing law is
! now only a matter of routine proce
' dure. There is sure to be considerable
i opposition to the (bill from downstate
! lawmakers, however. The Chicago
' members, as well as those from other
i cities of the state, are expected to vote
, tor the law irrespective of politics,
j The, 10 round bout between Charley
; White, local featherweight, and Pal
Moore of Philadelphia,
Kenosha Monday night
was called off
yesterday by Promoter John Keating.
I he mayor or Kenosna rented to is-
fcue a permit while the Wisconsin
isiiiture is consiueriim a luiu uin
modeled after the Frawley law of New
York. Moore and his manager. Billy Koche,
expressed keen disappointment over
the cancellation of the bout, as the
eastern miller was anxious to even up
his defeat at the hands of White last
fall. White .lias been in training for
Nate Lewis, mi'tiager of White, will
a:emp; to itave th" match decided in
Milwaukee Feb. IT. If nothing definite
is acr omp ished Moore and his mana
ger will return to Philadelphia.
Spokane, Wash., Feb. 8. "Rube" j
Maiquard and Blossom Seeley cannot,
marry for thre'e months. Miss Seeley
declared on receipt of a message from ;
het counsel in New York that the
terms of the decree secured by Julius
Cahan, her former husband, prohibit
her remarriage within 0 days. i
Decatur. 111., Feb. 8. ArtTTur Wilson, I
the "holdout" catcher of the Giants, j
has accepted the terms offered him.
Wilson declared he effected a compro
mise with McGraw.
Duluth, Minn., Feb. 8. Harry Blume,
president of the new Northern league,
today received a telegram from M. E.
Cantillon, president of the Minneapo
lis club, asking if it would be possible
to arrange a meeting at Minneapolis
next aunoay. i-resiueiu muiim iumuu
di.-.telv will eet into communication
with the representatives of the various the operettas revealed in the past de
teams and endeavor to line them up cade, before a full house at the Illinois
for the Minneapolis meeting. The th(.gtpe agt night
r.ifetine of the representatives of the' , , ... ...
new organization is called presumably; When It is known that the "Maid
to discuss the entrance of the organ- is now in its fourth season of louring,
izalion into the Twin Cities. jr muBt be admitted that it holds up
! well as popular entertainment, despite
I Dixon 111.. Feb. 8. A baseball : . , .
11 ' . , , . , . the fact that the producers have uia'i"
league to consist of 6ix clubs located l"c
in the cities of Dixon, Elgin, Aurora, ; the mistake invariably manifest in
' Brlvidere. Roehelle and De Kalb is be-; Bhows of its t las of weakening the
; ing organized here. The idea is t j)er6onnel of the tast and curtailing as
i i - .Air r.4 era maa sin Qatiirrlnv nnii
pldv .er.fmi. -
Sunday on schedule and during tne,
i other days with traveling teams.
Philadelphia. Pa.. Feb. 8 Eddie
Plank has not signed his 1913 contract
y fcnd u :8 rearea tDe Kreal soulc'
..ill moL-u crrtrut tiia throat fo re-
; frnm ,htt Mme.
tmcmu.il, rru. "' -
1 nal baseball commission, in a nnd -
' ing handed down vesterday, ordered a
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various Evansville, Ind., business men
who are creditors of the 1911 Evans-1
j c,ub of he Centra, ,eae Thft
claims amount to $M42.ft.V The com- eeafion -M'8a "a-l08 nas Deen IUIa out
, n.ission's ruling states: "The creditor. with a new piece. "The Rose Maid." by
; tr.ve agTeed to accept $1,500 in full her managers, and her role in "The
payment for their claims. TK3 sum, Spring Maid" given to Miss Marguerite
: plus an additional amount, can now ', right.
' be realized by the Central league in 1 Miss Wright wu with us last night
disposing of the franchise in question 'at the Illinois. She suggests Miss Mac
i either to Evansville or to some other fx na'.d more than ehe does Mies Ha Jog.
THE NAVEN FUEL CO.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Coal
Have opened an office at 227 Twentieth St.
We have explored the coal fields and know there is no better coal than the coal we sell.
We know our coal is superior coal Clean, bright, lasting.
Prompt Reliable Service. Telephone West 699.
In ,tB flndIng the commission also
Kt:.teH thr thn receipts nf th Kvans.
- - ,
vine ciuo in iyn exceeded its disburse-1 - ,, v, , ... .VliK .,,, v
. ,.. . . . i footing the bill which will be incurred
mcnts by $o,000 and the monev has not
been accounted for. The Central j ,n Putting on the free show. Good
league took over the Evansville fran- preliminaries, including a 10-round
cfilse in 1911. In another finding the 1 boxing match by Francis Sinnett and
commission reversed a decision made!Timmy Driscoll will feature the bm.
Feb 1 requiring the Wausau club of i Shelp evidenced at the last bout that
the Wisconsin-Illinois league to pay he is a good man and the match gives
Player Kirwin two weeks' salary. It ; promise of being a dandy and under
developed that instead of the player :
getting $100 for damages sustained in '
a railroad wreck he obtained $1,100. ,
Al Ackerman to Take on Ed
Shelp and Invites Public to
Witness the Match.
Announcement was made today by
the officials of the H. U. & M. Athletic
leg-.citiD tnat ai AcKerman and h.d huelp
i ovnu umr m
the roller rink Feb. IS and that the
match will be free to the public. This
action is the result of the recent fias
co in which Ackerman was thrown
twice by Shelp. To the spectators it
seemed that Ackerman was intoxicated
btit later developments lent foundation
to the suspicion that tho wrestler had
been drugged. He was releasd from
the hospital only yesterday and he
new feels fit. to take the measure of
his "Michigan wildcat" opponent. To
square himself w ith the wrestling fans
Feb. 8 Louis Mann in "Elevating a
Feb. a "Polly of the Circus."
Feb. 16 "The Old Homestead."
Feb. 17. 18 and l'J -Elks' Minst:els.
Vaudeville 2.3U and 7:30 daily. j
Orpheum vaudeville 2 : 3D and 8 20. j
AT THE ILLINOIS.
Werba and l.uescher, producers who
have hit it lucky in the number of
successes they have staged in the past
few seasons presented
Maid," one of the most charming of
..mhl. aI1H f.rrhest I H t ion
However, the operetta, as offered
here last night was tj(.autifully staged.
; and Bet.m.rt lo ,,iea,e immensely .and
. the fine ai,dience gave fin ther attesta
fion to the fact that Kock Island thea
tre patrens will tuin out fo. the better
Miss Christie Mar-Donald created the
role of "Bozena" in "The Spring Maid"
j u or,8inaUv pro(1llcPd in th;8
country iour years ago. Two years
later a second.
or touring company.
was formed, w-
th Miss Mizzi Hajos
filling Miss MacDonald s place. This
NAVEN, Local Manager
land to show that he was not himself
i .. .v. ,.. .v v.
ufll lit? WitS LIUUWU 1(1 C L UIUUIU, Ut? 19
the circumstances a full house should
greet the wrestlers.
Ackerman showed last night that he
is back in form again by defeating Ted
Tonnemann of Chicago' two etraigh)
falls at Moline. The first one came
to the local favorite in 28 minutes and
tho second one in three.
1. Q. What fish have their eyes
'. Q. What is that which is often
brought to table, often cut; but never
3. Q. Why are your nose and chin
4. Q. Without my first you cannot
My second, ladles all command;
Together I attend your will.
And am your humble servant still.
5. Q. Why ought a fisherman to
be very wealthy?
1. The smallest,
t 2. A deck of cards.
3. Ber-ause words are always pass
ing between them.
h. Because all he makes is net profit.
ias:, and he is always delightful with
his peculiar line of comedy.
Two S'juth'rn girls who have
achieved some little fame on the stage
since adopting their profession are
prominent members of Louis Mann's
company the current season in "Ele
vating a Husband.'' Emily Ann Well
man is a girl who obtained her first
start in Nashville in the company of
Cyril Scott, and has been Mr. Mann's
leading woman for several seasons.
I .aura Walker, w ho plays a feminine
role in "Elevating a Husband" secon
dary to Miss Wellnian's, comes from
a prominent Memphis family and Is a
graduate of a dramatic school in that
city. Miss Walker is a capable act
ress of much promise while Miss Well
irien has already established herself as
an American leading woman of the
first rank. Mr. Mann presen's his play
tonight at the Illinois.
AT THE EMPIRE.
Manager Dolly of the Empire states
he has booked one of the strongest
variety bills of the season, opening for
three days, first half of next week,
with two b'g feature acts, the first
being Meitlo Moore' "Sorority Days,"
a study of college lif.j in Mack and
white. Mr. Moore'B reputation baa
btcn to send out onlv the classiest
and best staged acts in vaudeville.
'. The other feature act is Roland Car
eer & Co., in "Vacation Time." This
' is a novelty act, which contains many
' surprises, and it is bound to carry
; a share of the honor. The other acts
SEAT SALE MONDAY 9 A. M.
to be celebrated
The Old Reliable
Two other good preliminaries are now being arranged
Lonie Page in semi-windup.
Prices 25c, 35c, 50c, 75c. Box and stage $1.00.
are Robinson and La Favor, comedy
entertainers; Hetty Urma, mal Im
personator, and Laddla Hale, musical
entertainer. The bill opens and closes
as usual with motion pictures.
AT THE GRAND.
On next week's bill at the Grand,
headline honors will b shared, by
Schichtl's marlonettea and Harry'
Leighton & Co. SchlchtTa royal mar
ionettes were m America about two
years ago. Their foreign contracts at
that time made their stay a short one
and prevented the acceptance of future
bookings in this country until the
present time. Mr. Schichtl's little
wooden figures which, he bring to
life with innumerable unseen wires
are really remarkable. They are most
human and not only give the effect of
human pigmies but add an air of grace
to it all. The scene la a miniature
stage and the aotors are of course
the marionettes. In "Get Away Quick
Dugan." Harry Leighton has written
a unique comedy highly flavored with
the mystery and adventure of Raffles
and Arsln Lupin. Two charmingly
pretty girls, the Misses Marion and
Jessle stanalsh. present a most
tractive little sinking act. Its dainti
ness and prettlness are its charm. The
girls are fair to look upon and possess
rarely sweet voices. ' All their num
bers are In unison and their harmony
is excellent The songs are not of
the ragtime or so-called "popular"
sort, but charming little bit or melody.
"The Rocking Chair" number is one
of the prettiest singing number one
will see and hear. Extemporaneous
spontaneity in impromptu songs has
no more popular exponent than Harry
Breen. the rapid Are song writer. Mr.
Preen has written a dozen or more of
the popular songs of the last decado
and has exhibited rare proclivity in
strikiug the popular fancy. He is at
his best as a comedian and a great
versatility in his offhand verses. As a
musician Miss Elizabeth Otto possess
es something besides kill, technique
(and expression. There is that warmth
of feeling in her music that is fre
quently described as soul. Miss Otto
is a pianist of unquestionable ability
and has obtained the technical part of
her training in the best conservatories.
Dressed as Roman gladiators, the Tus-
(Conttnued on t-age Nina)
V M P 1 R V
Big Matinee Sunday
Hear and see
Last time Sunday night
Four other feature acta
Entire change of show
Three days only.
Phone West 708.
Pride of Burlington