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vol. iiUi. no.
BOCK ISLAND, LLIj., SATURDAY, OGTOBEE 24, 1903.
PAGES 9 TO 12.
Blanche Walsh in "Resurrection," Tim Murphy
in "Man From Missouri" and Other
Attractions of Week.
LAXCIIE WALSH will be seen
at the Illinois theatre Monday
evening in "Resurrection," the
play which has had the capi
tals' of Europe agog, and which
has astonished the playgoers of New
York. Much, however, as lias been
said of the play, infinitely more has
been said of Miss 'Walsh's superb por
trayal of Maslovia, the leading' char
acter. As an instance of the esteem
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slie has won from the critics, the op
inion of so conservative a writer as
Acton Davies.of the New York Evening
Sun, is well worth while to quote: "She
swayed . and held a Broadway audi
ence last night," says Mr. Da vies, "as
she has never done before. You could
literally have heard a pin drop in the
prison scene last night. Miss Walsh
threw all her charms to the wind.s.
Every trace of beauty in face and
form was sacrificed. With her brandy
bottle in hand she sat there in the
prison yard: a befuddled, besotted
creature beyond despair, and so far
past recollection that when her first
love, her betrayer comes to her, pro
testing repentance and proffering
aid she does not recognize him, and
merely greets him with the profes
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to extend to each new customer. It
was an awful Sight and made your
blood run cold. Then when he dis
closed himself, when Maslove finally
realized that this handsome prince
in furs was not onlj" her betrayer,
but one of the men that sat on the
jury which had found her guilty of a
murder she had never done, she turn
ed on him and withered hTm with a
t-corn which was made the more splen
did from the verysource from which
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it came. In no role that Miss, Walsh
has played lias she shown so intellec
tual grasp of a character.' Her later
notes of sorrow, repentance, tender
ness and final love were all touched
honestly, surelv. Her Maslove in fac
was the triumph Of her career."
Anions- the good attractions list
ed here is W. A. Brady's production o
"Foxy Grandpa," which will be seen
Wednesday. There can be little
uoubt that the eniratreinent will ex
cite considerable interest among the
theatregoers. Since the New York
run much humor has been written
in, ana many songs adoetl, among
them "roily Pretty Tolly," "The
Bathing Lesson," "The Country
Club." "I'm Not at Liberty to Tell
You." and "Different Ways of Tro
posinc" 'Mr. Brady has furnished
pretty girls to sing in the choruses
of these ditties, and pretty costumes
for the pretty girls. Joseph Hart and
Carrie DeMar head the company to be
seen in this citv.
When Tim Murphy returns next
Tuesday to the Illinois, his admirers
will again have, the opportunity of
seeing him in a play of Washington
life, and judging by the success of a
couple of his former plays it is in a
Washington environment, that v. the
puble like most to seen the genial
comedian. Hut-he is not to play a
politician, a statesman or a claimant.
This time he will be seen in entirely
new type of characterization. Without
revealing so many of the facts as to
take the point of the flavor from an
ticipation, is may be suggested that
the title gives a good idea of the play.
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It is called "The Man From Missouri."
What sort of man a primitive type
of Missourian might be, what might
happen to 4dm in the national capitol,
what a specialist to -American charac
terization a Mr. Murphy is, might do
with the role, are left to the imagi
nation. It is bound to be native to
the soil, realistic and natural, an ag
gressive yet honest fellow, amicable
yet knowing, and typical of the good
old couplet, "Ifs good to be merry
and wise, it's good to be honest arid
true." The new play is by E. E. Hose
and George V. Hobart, two of the
best known men today writing plays
They devoted their best energies to
"The Man From Missouri." and the
success Mr. Murphy has achieved is
less of a surprise than it might other
wise be. Character and, plav have
made a pronounced hit. The produe
tion is a heavy and extensive pictorial
display and the company is- the largest
that he has ever carried.
"A Hidden Crime" will come to light
at the Illinois) tomorrow evening. It
is said to have nil the thrills which
the name would indicate. The scenes
are laid in and around San Francis
co and the San Itafael electric foun
tain and the breaking of a suspension
bridge are among the scenic features.
To telegraph across the continent
and back again, 7,000 miles all told,
over mountain tops, past raging rivers
and through fertile valleys for one
piece of chewing gum was the particu
lar experience that once befell hand
some Miss May Houton, who is now
appearing as one of the "Only All
Dames" in Nixon & Zimmerman's new
production of "Miss Hob White." He
fore Miss Houton discovered she had
a voice of sufficient strength and
quality to be utilized 'on the stage,
she earned her living as telegraph
operator in San Francisco in the office
of the Western Union Telegraph com
pany. She was in charge of the direct
wire between the Golden Gate city
and the metropolis of the east, and
her particular friend, who was only
removed from her a distance of a few
feet, was in charge of the receiving in
strument for all mesages that came
from New York and San Francisco.
One of the strictest rules of the oper
ating room of the Western Union of
fice is the one about enforcing abso
lute silence. .The operators are not
permitted to speak to each other
while on duty. On a particularly" hot
afternoon. Miss Houton's mouth felt
parched and looking around she saw
a nice and inviting piece of chewing
gum on the table in front of her
friend. She dare not break the rule
of the company by asking her chumi
lor a slice, so she toucheil the in
strument to New York and asked the
operator at the New York end to re
peat her message to the girl at the
end of the receiving line at San-Fran
cisco and inform her that Miss Hou
ton would be very much pleased if
she would leave her instrument for a
moment, go over to Miss Houton's
table and leave her a piece of the
valuable chewing gum. The operator
in New York fell in with the joke and
did as she requested. When the
young lady at the receiving wire at
San Francisco got the message, she,
of course, burst out laug-hinir, but
mmed'iately got up, walked over to
Miss Houton's table and left her a
little bit of the chewing gum. The
action, of course, created a great deal
of amusement amonc the operators
who saw what was going on, but not
until the girls were released from
work for the day, did thev obtain
proper information as to how the
thing was done.
W. S. Cleveland, president and gen
eral manager of the W. S. Cleveland
musement company, a corporation
capitalized at $500,000 for the building
and leasing of theatres and conduct
ing of gigantic amusement enterpris
es, has put his best foot forward in
the building of W. S. Cleveland's new-
theatre at Wabash avenue and Hub
bard court, Chicago. He has construct
eu in the pace-beating record of 60
days, a complete and admirably equip
ped theatre, safe, spacious and sump
tuous.- lie has secured for the open
ing attraction Miss Nance O'Neil, of
world-wide fame. The inaugural sea
son will begin Saturday, Oct. 31, the
soipport being supplied by Cleve
land's company ot dramatic stars, to
which is the aded the prominent
players accompaning Miss O'Neil; E.
Hankin supervising all of Miss O'Neil's
productions, as he has done in all
her grand tours. The opening bill will
be "Magda," one of the strongest
and most exacting - of the roles as
sumed by the lady, and one in which
shfr never appears for more than a
single week during any engagement.
Herr Sundermann's masterpiece will
he followed by elaborate and expen
sive revivals of Elizabeth the Jewess,
and Macbeth. Mr. Cleveland, beinc a
manager of very large experience, has
selected for his regular season the
very best of the most capable actors
of repute, and his theatre will achieve
deserved success on the lines of high
art, combined with reasonable prices.
Mme; Adelina Tata, the great prima
donna, in private life Baroness Ceder-
strom, wife of a Swedish nobleman,
has announced her intention of making
a last "really and truly" farewell tour
of America and will arrive In New
York th? last week of October to begin
a series of sixty concerts In this coun
try on Nov. 2 at Carnegie hall.
As a preliminary to her tour Mme.
Fatti has had her picture taken with
Jier huBbanjl.taL.fetr &1W tad it shows
that the great diva has changed but
little in the decade -or so thaN has
passed since she last appeared in Amer
ica. Indeed the latest, photograph of
Mme. Tatti at sixty looks the portrait
of a beautiful woman of half that num
ber of years.
But Mme. Patti i3 a remarkable wo-'
man in more ways than in retaining a
youthful appearance. It is not.mercLr
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LATEST rOBTKATT OF MIE. TATTI AND
that" she Is' a voIiderfuI 'singer; sne'is
n wonderful woman as well. Many
times in her career she has faced dan
ger ttiat most horrible danger of a
panic stricken mob in a great theater
faced it down by her own self control.
Imposing self control by others and
saving hundreds of lives.
The daughter of an Italian father
and a Spanish mother, the greatest
singer the world has ever known was
born in Madrid in IS 1.1. Her voice
was inherited in a measure from her
mother, Mme. Karilli, who In her day
was n noted singer. Mine. Fatti'
childhood and youth were spent in
America, and she may be said to have
begun her professional career at the
age of eight, when she made her debut
at the Italian theater. New York.
Much of Mme. Fatti's later life has
breq. spent at her beautiful estate In
Wales, Craig-y-Nos. It 'was at Craig-
y-Xos that she was married to Baron
Ceuerstroui in January. 1S91. a little
more than a year after the death of
her second husband, SIgnor Nicolini.
Mrs. Madge Carr Cook, who is now
playing the title role in Mrs. Constance
Flexner's dramatization of Mrs. Annie
Ilegan Ilice's" popular story,
"Wiggs of the Cabbage Hatch,"
miliar to theater goers for her excel
lent work in Clyde FItch'3 "The Climb
ers," Haddon Chambers' "The Modern
Magdalen" and also in Mr. Fitch'a
"The Frisky Mrs. Johnson."
For the past three seasons Mis. Cook
has been connected with the Amelia
Bingham company, and her admirable
acting in the plays presented by that
organization gained hor the engage
ment for the title role of the new play.
The dramatization of "Mrs. Wiggs of
the Cabbage Patch" : also inc ludes the
principal character and a part of the
plot of Mrs. Rice's later story. "Lovey
Mary." Miss Mabel Taliaferro, wlw
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MADGE CAKR COOK AS KRS. WIGGS.
for some time has been considered the
best child actress on the American
stage, plays the part of Lovey Mary.
Mrs. Cook Is the mother of the pop
ular actress, Eleanor Robson, and pre
vious to joining the Bingham forces
had been one of the most popular ac
tresses In Chicago, having been a mem
ber at different times of several of the
leading stock companies. . .
The new play had Its Initial presen
tation at Macauley's '. theater, Louis-jille-
jmcLllie. 5vrorkfif iK2Hi -Mrs. Xook
I jgud 'Miss' Taliaferro receflved warm"ai-
BATHING AT OSTEND. "
The Contrast Between Belgian, and
American Reach. iCaitorat,
How differently fromourselves Eu
ropeans do some things is shown by
the marked contrast between the bath
ing customs and'i methods at the typical
American beach and those at a leading
seaside resort abroad, such, 'for in
stance, at Ostend, Belgium. The Amer
ican way is too familiar to our readers
to need description. AtJ Ostend bath
ing, which is the most tstriking thing
about the city, is carried on in ac
cordance with continental ideas of pro
priety most shocking to the average
American. Instead of the ordinary
dressing rooms, Ostend was the first
place to use the little individual houses
on wheels, into which the intending
bather goes to disrobe and don his or
her bathing suit. The house is then
wheeled out in the water by a horse
driven by a man employed for that
purpose. The steps are let down from
the little house, and the balher eiutera
the water without having to prctme
nade over the sand. At the end off the
bath the bather mounts the step3- into
his little house and, calling the driver
again, has his dressing room haufled up
high and dry on the shore, whene, hav
ing dressed at his leisure, he leaves
the key with an attendant and goes on
his way. The bathing costumes seen
at Ostend are noted for their scanti
ness, the striking peculiarity iof wfliich,
however, liestin the fact that! the suits
worn by the women rarely if ever,
have any skirts attached tothem, ev
eryliody men, women and, children
alike wearing 'tight, fitting tsuits, the
suits furnished by most of the publk?
bath houses being identicallythe same
for both men and women.
The scene on the beach, is one t of
great animation,. and when the bathers
engage, as they frequently do, in a
game resembling basket ball, played
with a large inflated rubber ball, the
mingling of varicolored bathing suits
and the darting hither and thither of
the bathers at play, now on the beach
and again in the water, is a sight nev
er to be forgotten. Leslie's Weekly.
A Sort of Temporary Paralysria That
Sometime AJfeolB Track Men.
"The numerous fatal accidents report
ed in the newspapers to rail layers that
occur every year on the various rail
road systems throughout the country
are not in every casse due, as is gen
erally supposed by the public, to neg
ligence or carelessness on the part of
the workers themselves," said a New
York physician and -surgeon employed
by the New York Central railroad.
"The fact Is, the hearing of these
men in time becomes affected owing
to the constant stoopdng position which
they are obliged to assume in laying
the rails, putting the bolts in, etc., and
that renders them often oblivious to
approaching trains, notwithstanding
the fact that they work in gangs and
have lookout men, near at hand. An
other fact which is accountable In
many instances for fatal accidents to
rail layers is what is known among
tho men themselves as 'engine trance.'
This I might describe more clearly as
a temporary sort.of paralysis which af
fects simultaneously both, the mind
and body. The 'stroke' lasts only a
few seconds, but those few seconds
mean life or deathVwhen a fast drain is
"A rail layer who may be in perfect
physical condition is not proof against
the powerful fascination as he gazes
along the rails and sees an engine
with its row of cars looming toward
him at express speed. , 'Although he has
been warned by the lookout and the
shouts of his fellows of the approach
ing danger, he will pay no heed, but
stand spellbound for aai instant. And
that instant's delay isigenerally fatal,
'or, if not, it results inthe amputation
of a leg.
"There are few rail layers who have
not, they will tell you, experienced Jhis
peculiar trance at one time or another
during their careers on the track. Ani
mals are also subject to 'engine trance,
particularly dogs and cats, and that no
doubt accounts to some extent for the
large number of them as well as other
animals that are killed on the railroad."
New York Times.
It was during the reading lesson In
one of our public schools that a little
lad read in a jerky, expressionless way,
"Mamma, see the hawk."
The reading was so very poor that
the teacher said, "John, you know you
would not talk that way to your moth
er." "No'm," replied the lad.
"Well, now," said the teacher in a
kindly way, "you read it exactly as you
would say it to your mother."
And here is his reply: "Look, mom,
at that there hawk!" Philadelphia
A Great Klndncit.
Van Schmidt I don't believe old Kerr
Mudgcon ever had a gentle impulse.
"Fitz-Bile That's where you're wrong.
He's been very kind to at least one wo
man, I'm sure.
Van Schmidt How so?
Fitz-Bile Well, isn't he a bachelors
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
A Boston Expedient.
Fldgett Really, now, do you thlnlt
there is any way whereby a man can
retain the respect of his children?
Midgett He might send them' away
from home as soon as they began to
take notice. Boston Transcript.
How Elijah III, the Restorer, is Trying to Re
'claim New York From Its Sins
JOIIN ALEXANDER DOWIE,
head of the Christian Catholic
Church In Zion. who has invad
ed New York at the head of a
"restoration armj-" nearly 4,000 strong
to figbt Satan in the metropolis, is a
man vt marvelous versatility, for lx
side; being preacher, prophet, crusader
and ruler of a theocracy created by
hjrmscif he is a skilled financier and
?aptain of industry.
Dowie and his army made the march
fTom Zion City, on the shore of Hake
Michigan, on eight special railway
trains. Altogether there were 2.SJG
memliers of the army who left Zion
City on the crusade, and another thou
sand came from other sections of the
country and joined the main army at
Dowie's standing army of peace, a
band with ail the enthusiasm of mid
dle age crusaders, but unarmored and
swordless and equipped only with the
Bible and religious tracts, is attempt
ing to establish the creed of "Elijah
III., the Restorer," as Dowie styles
himself, in New York city and is peti
tioning at the door of every house that,
the dwellers reform their lives accord
ing to Dowie's plan. Yisits are-made
both to the masses and the classes, and
special efforts are being undertaken to
convert Mayor How, J. Pierpont Mor
gan and all other leading residents of
the city as welL.as th loivJv resiibiuts
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of the slums. Three meetings are being
held daily in Madison Square Garden,
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Meetings will also be held in Carnegie
hall from Nov. 3 to Nov. 8. inclusive.
These latter meetings will be especial
ly for the purpose of organizing a
branch of Dowie's church in New
The army includes in its ranks repre
sentatives of almost every language
known to civilized or semlcivilized
man, so that the heterogeneous popula
tion of New York is being exhorted in
familiar tongues. Syrians, Cingalese,
Hindoos. Japs, Chinese, Australians
and Dutch are among the peoples rep
resented, and for each nation that has
no member in person in the organiza
tion there is a linguist to exhort in the
language of that people.
The army, which Is tagged, number
ed and photographed for purposes of
identification, will require a quarter of
a million dollars for Its maintenance,
but it expects to take back millions to
be used "for God and Zion."
Each member of the army Is required
to keep a diary during the New York
crusade and must render strict account
of everything he does. These diaries
will be gathered up on the return, and
from them Dowie will learn what his
people have done for him.
Rooms in the vicinity of Madison
Square Garden were secured in ad
vance for the invaders, and they are
being fed in the Garden, two meals
being served, breakfast at S and din
ner at 5 o'clock. No pork is eaten by
the "restoration host."
Ample facilities are provided to bap
tize the New York converts to Dowie
ism. The floor of the Garden was torn
up and a big pit dug in front of the
platform for the baptismal tank. This
tank Is near the center of the Garden
and Is 25 feet long, i5.X?tjsvidgjvi.5
feet deep. a. irg'nt of steps at eirnetr
end enables converts to enter the wa-
ter and pass out in a -ontinuous line
Bodily infirmities as well as sin ara
said to be washed away in the tank.
At the early morning meetings at
Madison Square (..-mien Dowie speaks
of the commandments of (iod. At tha
Dfternoon meetings divine healing dis
courses are held, after which Dowie,
his.. wife and other officers pray for
those who seek to be healed. At tha
evening meetings Dowie delivers dis
courses in his role of "Elijah III., the
Restorer." Occasionally there is hu
evening testimony meeting. During
these services the white robed choir oC
5."j0 voices and 500 officers and speak
ers are on the big platform.
Concerning, his title, "Elijah the Re
storer," Dowie says:
"The name is not a title; it is reali
ty. I firmly believe, in common with
tens of thousands of my followers, that
I have been sent by God in the spirit
and the power of Elijah as the third
and last manifestation of that prophet.
"The first manifestation was in Eli
jah, which means 'Jehovah is my God.
twenty-eight centuries ago. when the
worship of Baal was triumphant in
spirit. This was Elijah the Destroyer.
"The second manifestation was in tho
person of John the Baptist (Matthew
x., 13, 14). He was Elijah the Proper.
"The third manifestation of Elijah
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after John the Baptist's death, whea
he admitted the correctness of the rab
binical contention, 'Elijah must first
come,' saying. 'Elijah indeed comethl
and shall restore all things.
"I am Elijah the Restorer."
Born in Scotland and graduated fronK
a divinity school, John .' Alexander
Dowie failed to achieve more than
mediocre success as a minister of th
gospel. He went to Australia and
there formulated and first preached'
his doctrine of divine healing on which,
his Christian Catholic church is based.
He was ridiculed, mobbed and impris
oned." Then he went to England and
finally came to this country and for.
several years lived on the Pacific coast.
Inspiration or foresight took him to
Chicago Just before the World's fair.
In a rude tabernacle of boards ha
launched his faith cure creed.
Soon his followers grew so numerous
that he formed the Christian Catholic
Church In Zion, made himself overseen
and began the building of his city. He
erected schools and charitable institu
tions and established industries that
attracted workers to his church and
paid big dividends.
Zion City has grown In a few years)
from a small village of T00 to a city of
more than 10,000, and Dowie's power
is every day increasing. His creed
teaches the healing of disease by pray
er and forbids the employment of phy
sicians. It forbids the use of tobac
co and alcohol, prohibits attendance at
theaters and condemns the Masonic
As general overseer Dowie demand
one-tenth of the earnings of the faith
ful. All the property of the Immense
organization Is held in Dowie's name,
and he has 150,000 follower?. ..Their
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