May 21, 1906
ANOTHER REASON TO THINK TWICE ABOUT TAKING THOSE BALLROOM-DANCING LESSONS: Shocking news arrives from Vienna. It turns out the famous dancer Rosario Guerrero is in an asylum. The alleged cause of her insanity? "Excessive dancing." People here might remember her American debut at the Lyric Theater in New York in November 1903. She gave a pantomine titled "The Rose and the Dagger." Evidently it was always a pretty good idea not to follow her too closely. When she moved from Paris to Vienna, three young noblemen followed her. One committed suicide. The other two died in a duel. The report says,"She even rises in the middle of the night to dance until she falls exhausted on the floor."
A NICE GAME OF SUNDAY BASEBRAWL: Teams from the Ohio towns of Mansfield and Sharon squared off yesterday, which was Sunday. About 2,000 people watched. So did Constable Buck and Deptuy Harris. Once the game began, they strolled onto the field with warrants, intending to arrest the players for playing on a Sunday. The fans stormed the field, grabbed the officers and "beat and cuffed and jeered them." Then, "The officers escaped under police protection." (Huh?) The crowd then turned its attention on the judge who had issued the warrants. The judge, evidently without police protection, was surrounded as he sat in his buggy. The crowd removed the wheels from the carriage. That meant the judge got an intentional walk.