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THE AHQ-TJSj THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, -1903.
Line of Good Shows
Adelaide Thurston in
Polly Primrose To
morrow Afternoon ana
Nig Kt Wizard Again
Sunday Brooke's Band
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T. P. BROOKE.
Dec. 31. "Vanity Fair."
Jan. 1. "Polly Trim rose."
Jan. 2. Lewis Morrison, in "Faust."
Jan. 3. "The Wizard of ().," return
I Jan. 4.--"At Valley Forge."
Jan. C. Rrooke's Hand.
There is much that is amusing in
'The Isle of Spice," and besides the
production in the form in which it
was presented here last night is pleas
ing to the eye. It is another of the
latter day so-called comic operas,
plotless and depending for its appeal
to public fancy upon pretty stage
pictures and a couple of songs that
the boys in the top gallery go home
whistling. "The Isle of Spice" was
popularized by a long run at the La
Salle theatre. Chicago, during the
summer and fall, having closed there
a week ago to go on tour and make
way for another comic opera that the
management had ready for produc
tion. Practically the same cast is in
the road organization as was seen in
the Chicago company. Dave Lewis,
as the king, is missing, and so is Les
lie Leigh, who made "Peggy Rrady"
one of the song hits of the season
t any rate she did not appear Jast
evening, although her name was on
the bill. The opera caught cm from
the start with the audience, which
was large. There were three curtain
calls after the close- of the second
net; while it required more than a
dozen encores for "The Coo Coo Man"
to satisf .
When an actress succeeds as a star,
the same is put down as a surprise.
The reason for this is likely, that so
many who try for the higher flight
fail and fall back to the dull theatri
cal earth. To those who know of her
artistic abilities and delicate charm
of manner, Adelaide Thurston's steady
rise and substantial success as a
star was no surprise. The surprise,
would have been the other way, fail
ure would have astounded them. Hut
for an actress to succeed, she must
have good plays and it is there that
Miss Thurston can thank her stars,
else her own dainty little star might
have twinkled but vainly. Now, it may
safely be called a fixed one and all
because of her fetching personality
and her good, luck and good fortune
in securing plays which suit her and
incidently, the public. "Polly Prim
rose," Miss Thurston's new play for
this season, is said to be a delightful
comedy drama, and one in which she
is provided with a role, that of Polly,
of course, which tits her like the pro
verbial glove or the paper on the
wall. Pollv was a staunch little south
ern girl of 61, with' hoopskirts, of
course, and like most southern girls,
was charming to look upon, how
charming theatregoers here will have
a chance to discover at the Illinois
tomorrow afternoon and night.
"The Wizard of Oz," the gorgeous
extravaganza which plays a return
engagement here Sunday night, is
probably the finest spectacle ever
mounted upon the stage. There is
something in the new entertainment
to recommend it to playgoers of all
tastes and intellects besides mere
spectacular garnishment. There is
more originality and wholesome fun
in "The Wizard" than in any of the
imported English extravaganzas or
musical comedies. The chief fun mak
ers, the scarecrow and the tin wood
man, go about their work in a healthy
exuberant way that insures a jovial
ments in the shape of the finest new
scenery, choristers, electrical effects
and costumes ever dt vised for "Faust
if Lewis Morrison himself, would con
sent to reassume the part of Mephis-
to, which he m tide famous all over the
world. Artists, costuniers. electrici
ans and mechanics were interviewed.
Lewis Morrison, indifferent at first,
became interested, then enthusiastic,
and finally consented. No expense
was spared, and this season's new
"Faust" has the most elaborate equip
ment ever provided for any star. Lewis
Morrison himself appears as Mephisto
Thomas 1'. Hrooke. who conies to
the Illinois next Wednesday with his
famous band, is a believer in the
theory that iu the public rests the
final court of appeal in music as well
as in politics and literature. He is
carrying out this idea on his present
tour by listening to the demand of
the people for music which is gay and
lively, and is presenting exclusively
ragtime programs at every concert.
The popularity of the great band
master is well known, but the t re
mendous success of his latest innova
tion is exciting comment throughout
the country. During his 22 weeks" en
gagement at Ihe Coliseum. Chicago,
last summer, the average nightly at
tendance at. his ragtime concerts was
10,341. and. upon tour his audiences
have been limited only by the capacity
of the auditoriums in which he played.
It will be a red letter day in the mu
sical history of Hock Island when he
iippears. and his program of mirthful
"rags" will attract all who admire
what is light and bright in music.
Eliza will make another escape
from the bloodhounds across the
ice at the Illinois Tuesday evening of
next week. This is to- be Al W. Mar
tin's production of the much abused
play, "Uncle Tom's Cabin.".
The Vanity Fair burlesquers. headed
by Roger Imhof. formerly of this city,
will hold forth at the Illinois this evening.
"At Valley Forge." Ihe new play
from the pen of William L. Roberts,
in which the young romantic actor,
Maurice Freeman, is starring this
season, will be the offering here next
Monday. Mr. Freeman is supported
by a strong company and carries a
complete scenic production.
Coethe's story of "Faust" in its
dramatized form has been presented
20 seasons of 25 weeks each, by Lewis
Morrison, making the number of per
formances Mr. Morrison, has given
of Mephisto slightly in excess of 5,
000. The constant repetition of this
one part wearied the actor, and he
determined -two years ago to retire
to a temporary rest to his California
home. The retirement lengthened to
two years and all efforts to obtain
his return were unavailing. Appar
ently his climatic and social surround
ings yielded a sufficiency of pleasure
and recreation, and having been for
it;nate enough to acquire a comfort
able fortune, he Avas content to leave
the field to others. On a recent trip
to New YorK, however, Jnles Murry,
his manager, offered strong induce-
It N ABE,
hUth-Ktrndo piino can Ct low net prices -m
Hnabes from me. I can also ri ve yoa
the benefit of a choice from a Terr large
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Marston. Dec. 31. Edward Mitchell
was visiting iu Hock Island last week.
Cameron Casjtor has gone to Iowa
for an extended visit with relatives.
There will be an oyster supper at
the home of N. C. Elliott Thursday,
Jan. 7. for the benefit of the Antioch
Mrs. W. S. Struble received word
last Saturday that her father. A. J".
Hoyles, of Hamlet, had fallen head
long nto a cellarway and sustained
serious injuries. Mr. Rovles is years
of age and is quite feeble. It is sup
posed that in his attempt to walk he
fell against the door leading to the
cellar and his fall broke the fastening
on the door.
The Christmas entertainment at the
Antioch church Christmas eve was a
success in every way. The tree was
well laden with presents, and those
who took part ayquitted themselves
grandly. The entertainment was given
jointly by the Marston school and the
Antioch Sunday school. Miss Crace
Hurrows had charge of the program
and the way the children performed
their parts is evidence of her careful
Charles Could informs us that an
other surgical operation will be neces
sary to restore him to his accustomed
The local camp M. W. A. elected of
ficers last Saturday evening for the
ensuing year as follows: V. C, V. K.
Castor; W. A.. Thomas Donahue;
E. P.., R. D. Castor; escort, L. H.
Cain; clerk. J. L. Vetter; sentry. Cam
eron Castor; manager, J. H. Mitchell.
The camp will have an installation
for the next meeting.
Milan, Dec. 31. Dr. Sadie Olmstead,
of Clinton, Iowa, is here visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Olmstead.
Miss Ada Stowe, of UocK Island,
was calling on friends here Thursday.
James Johnston, William Medill and
John Kyte are home for their vaca
tion from the University of Illinois.
Ceorge Cannon severed his connec
tion with the Svdnor mercantile house
Saturday. George has been in Mr.
Sydnor's employ for about three
years. Tie is expecting to enter col
Tee harvesting on the canal is now
in full blast. The ice is about twelve
inches thick and perfectly clear.
The Union Ice & Coal company be
gan filling its large ice houses east of
town this week.
The Christmas entertainments given
at the churches here Christmas eve
were well attended. Santa Clans ap
peared at both places and pleased all
the children with his present.
Mrs. Mike Iine is seriously ill at
her home in the west end of town.
II. S. Dibbern and family ate Christ
mas dinner with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C IT. Dibbern, of Sears.
School closed Thursday until Jan. 4.
C. I). McLaughlin spent Christmas
with friends in Albany, 111.
The street car barn on Water street
has been reshingled and the interior
repaired. C. D. McLaughlin had
charge of the work.
Ira Zahn and wife are visiting rel
atives in Cleveland, Ohio.
The canning factory at Sears is eX'
pecting to can more corn the coming
season than ever before. It is offering
the farmers $6 per ton for corn this
It is .reported that we may have
electric lights in the near future.
Fred Clow, of Chicago, is here visit-
ins' his parents, Mr. and Mrs. .1. L,
Fred Houlton is sick this week.
(ilen Fitzsimmons spent Christmas
with his father In Drury township.
Fred Johnson and wife, of Colorado,
have been visiting at the home of
Lawrence Martin and wife, on Big
Howling, Dec. 30 Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Love, of Reynolds, are spending
a few days with the hitter's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Young.
The entertainment at the Pleasant
Ridjfe Presbyterian church Christ
mas eve -was well attended.
Little Hazel Cox is quite sick this
C. 15. Ellis spent Monday night with
his cousins Mr. and Mrs. James Myers,
Ihe Pleasant R nitre school is having
a week's vacation on account of the
illness of their teacher, E. S. Schaar
The ladies of the Presbyterian
church will hold a missionary meeting
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William
Miss Clara Hreaden is spending a few
weeks with her sister, Mrs. Hruee
Taylor, of Eldon. Iowa.
Mrs. Robert Young and daughter,
Mrs. William Love, were shoppers in
Rock Island Monday.
Mrs. William Scarr and ita lighter
Mabel, visited the county seat Monday
Foster. III., Dec. 30. Frank Hiogan
returned Saturday to his home in
Oskaloosa. Iowa, after spending Christ
mas at the Foster home. His wife
and daughters remained to visit until
after the holidays.
Curtis Foster and Fred Reynold:
returned to Cedar Valley Sunday af
ter spending Christmas at the home
of the former's parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Clay Ripley and fam-
ilv. of Petersville. Mr. and Mrs. John
Robison and Mr. and Mrs. Will Park
er and family were entertained at the
Ripley home Christmas.
Mr. and Mrs. George Workmffn
came home Sundav from Oak drove.
Iowa, where they spent Christinas at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. George
Shields, and spent a few days with
their son and family who reside there.
Fred Zollner, who has been absent
from home for nine years, gave his
parents and friends a complete sur
prise last week by putting in his
pearance for a si ort visit. He is lo
cated on a farm in South Dakota.
Joe Watson arrived home from
Fruitland. Iowa, last Thursday, where
he attended the Freyermuth sale.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Foster are
visiting at the home of the former's
sister, Mrs. Joseph Dowser, of near
Mrs. Frank Fox and little sons and
her brother. Will Zollner. arrived
home from western Iowa Thursday
eve, to spend the holidays at the
home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John Zollner, Sr.
Dan Foster was here a few days at
tending to business and returned to
his home at Solon, Iowa, Monday.
Hurnie Reynolds" family is afflicted
with diphtheria, and the youngest
child has been in a critical condition
for several days.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Honey, of HufTalo
Prairie, and Mr. and Mrs. Hyron
Drury, of Sweet land Center, Iowa,
spent Christmas at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. F. P. Gillett.
Thomas Watson, superintendent of
the Haptist Sunday school, entertain
ed his class at his home Tuesday ev
ening, the 29th.
"Miss Kathryn Watson visited over
Christmas at the parental home after
an absence of several weeks.
Last Sunday occurred the annual
election of officers at the Haptist Sun
day school, and the following were
elected: Superintendent, Thomas Wat
son; assistant superintendent, Mrs.
George Workman; secretary. Ella Fos
ter; assistant secretary. Arizona Wat
son; treasurer, .Mrs. lhomas Watson; i
organist, Arizona Watson; assistant
organist. Miss Eloise White; libra
rians, Delia Rowser and Nola Gillett.
At the Haptist parsonage, at Mars
ton, Wednesday, the 23rd inst., at
11:30 o'clock, Charles A. Foster and
Miss Louisa Murdock were married.
Rev. C. I. Flanders, pastor of the
church, officiated. After the cere
mony the newly married couple re
paired to the residence of the bride's
parents. Rev. and Mrs. M. 1). Murdock.
of Millersburg, where a repast was in
readiness. Mr. Foster is the eldest
son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Foster, of
this community, and is an industrious
young man and well worthy of the
bride he has won. Their many friends
Miss Pearl Watson has issued invi
tations to her friends for a party at
her home New Year's eve. '
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Watson gave
a dinner for a number of their friends
at their home Christmas. The follow
ing guests were present: Mt and Mrs.
George Freyermuth and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Isaac Foster and son ITar
old and Miss Ethel, Mr. and. Mrs.
Charles Foster, Mr. and Mrs. John
Rowser and family,' Mr. and Mrs. Aug
ust Dickman. Mrs. Lea fey Sheetz, and
the Misses Lillie and Hessie Work
man, Hessie Gillett, Joanna Reynolds
and Jessie Reynolds, of, Grinnell, Iowa,
Messrs. Robert and Albert. Workman,
and Henry Aschlager, of Muscatine.
A new firm officered by local men
and styled the Rock Island Yards
company filed articles of incorpora
tion with the county recorder yes
terday afternoon, listing its capital
stock at $50,000. The business of the
firm, as stated in the articles, will be
varied and will consist of dealing in
real estate, lumber properties, finish
ed lumber and building materials,
farm implements and other sorts of
merchandise and the operation of saw
mills and kindred businesses. The of
ficers of the company, who will re
main in service until the annual meet
ing, are George F. Lindsey, president;
Fred Wyman, vice president; H. W
Hawden, secretary and treasurer.
Fritz Graaek, aged 5. years, and
who is well-known in Davenport as
one of the citizens who came here
when the city was young "and grew
to manhood with it, passed away yes
teroay morning-at 11 o clock alter a
lingering illness. His sister, Mrs. Ot
tilia Don, will take charge of the fu
neral, which will be held from the
Runge & Petersen undertaking par
lors at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon.
Fritz Graack was born in Arnes, Ger
many, Oct. 13, 184S, coming to Daven
port 0 years lafer and residing here
continuously since then. He was best
known as an expert accountant and
bookkeeper, although in his early life
he was associated with his brother
in the photographic business. Th'
survivors of Mr. Graack are Mrs. Ot
tilia Don, sister. Who resides in this
city, and a brother, John Graack
whose whereabouts is not known, but
who formerly lived in Davenport.
Frank Dau, charged with having
forged Emil Wicsc's name on an or
der to the S. H. & S. shoe store with
which he received a piir of shoes val
ued at $3.30, was given a preliminary
hearing in Justice Roddewig's court
yesterday and bound over to the gram!
jury, with bonds fixed at $300. Dau
was in the employ of Wiese June fi.
the time when theralleged order is
said to have been forged and pre
M. Gallagher, who was arrested by
Detective .Mullane and held on sus
picion of having been implicated in
the recent robbery of the Menter-Ro
senbloom store, was yesterday taken
to Hrooklyn. Iowa, by Constable Hra
dy. of that place, who states that Gal
higher is wanted there for highway
robbery.. The local police found it
impossible to fasten any guilt on Gal
lagher, although the suspicion that h
had assisted in the robbery is strong
among the officers, and they were
glad to "get him" on some charge. It
is possible that evidence that will
show Gallagher's implication in the
local robbery will be found before he
gels a release at Hrooklyn. and iu that
case he will be in a place where the
Davenport police can easily secure
Relatives of John G. and William D.
Middleton. Jr., of this city, and who
are in Chicago, last night received a
message from them stating that they
were in the ill-fated Iroquois at the
time of the holocaust, but that they
had succeeded in escaping without re
ceiving injury. Ihe message was brief.
merely stating that the young men
had escaped and containing no details
as to how close they may have been
to the death that claimed hundreds.
I. 15. Haviland, of Des Moines, has
joined the ranks of the local newspa
per craft by assuming the position of
general manager upon the Republi
can. He has already taken charge.
ind hereafter will look after its in
Steve P. Hawden. the well-known
young attorney of this city, who for
the past five vcars has been an as-
istant in the office of Lane Water
man and previous to the organization
of that firm in the office of their
predecessors, Davison Kr Lane, will
Ian. 1 open a law office of his own
for general practice in room 37, Mc-
There is no noticeable change in the
condition of J. II. Harrison, the vet
eran druggist, although it is conceded
that he is growing weaker day by day,
and that the end cannot .be far dis
tant. Although he rallied somewhat
several davs ago and showed slight
gns of improvement, he failed to
maintain the strength thus gained and
is again in a critical condition.
At the annual meeting and election
of officers of the local bathers' union
the following officers were chosen for
the ensuing year: President, Ray
Chapman; vice president, Charles
Staack; recording secretary, Frank
Kiester; treasurer, A. Hentamer; fi
nancial secretary. Fred Hogart; guide,
Dealers in agricultural implements
continue to arrive In the city to in
spect stocks 'for the next season's
trade, and some have already placed
orders and departed for their homes.
The number of .dealers who have been
or are in, is larger than has been the
case for a number of years, and all
have been busy in the sample rooms
of the various factories, inspecting
the stock and placing orders. Moline
is more than ever a mecea for the
dealers of the country, as nearly till
kinds of tools used on the farm are
manufactured here, and practically
complete stocks for implement stores
can be obtained from the factories of
the city. In one of the plants yester-
To any Person Proving this
is not a Bone-fide
Ail Ladies' Shoes at 3.85 to
5.00 Cut to
All Ladies' Shoes at 2.75 and
3.00 Cut to
In the Fviture hit Two Prices in Ladies'
Shoes from S2.50 ip.
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LADIES' and MEN'S SHOES
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307 Twentieth Street,, Rock Island. Phone Union 721.
208 Brady Street, Davenport. Phone North 62S1.
dnv there were 44 of the visitors in-
sj'rcting the goods at one time. They
arc buying for the spring trade anil
buying in large lots.
Miss Heinice Hiker, of -:50( Seventh
avenue, entertained a company of
i urg lady friends at her home
Tuesday ' afternoon at progressive
cinch. The first prize a haviland china
plate and a frappe cup. was won by
Miss Maggie Osborn. Miss Htla (iam-
ble was awarded second prize, a hand-
onie vase. Refreshments were served.
Mrs. Hoy (Sreen has returned from
Ml. Carroll, where she spent Christ
inas with her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Leavens enter
tained at a dancing party at the Manu
facturers" hotel last evening.
Mr. and Mrs. George AY. Walker en-
tcrlained a large company at six
luiiirl euchre Tuesday evening. The
prizes were won by Mr. and Mrs. .
A. Cornbrooks. Mrs. C. IJ. Stephens,
Mrs. (i. If. ITuntoon and Mrs. C. V.
Officials of Deere : Mansur com
pany have been busy showing several
professors front the Iowa State col
lege at Ames through the various
plants in the city. They are Prof. C.
Corliss, C. J. Zintheo, P. G. IIoldeB,
M. Oland and Mr. Haiier. In a few
weeks a new department will be open
ed in this college which "will be known
as the farm mechanics denarment.
To get some idea how the practical
work is done at factories the profes
sors chose the shops at Moline for
this purpose. Besides the two Deere
shops, the visitors were shown through
the Moline Wagon company. Union
Malleable Iron works, the Republic
Sleel mill and the Mutual Wheel
works. Hast evening at the Manufac
turers hotel the visitors were given an
informal banquet. Several speeches
were made by the local manufacturers
in regard to the new department
about to be opened for students and
also by the professors who will have
charge of the school. It. was proposed
that the students should make a visit
here this week, but this has been
postponed until a later date.
Tuesday evening the annual meeting
of the Svca Male chorus was held at
the hopie of Mr. and Mrs. 'Albin An
derson, at 729 Fourth street.-Officers
were elected and it was decided that
a special effort be made bylie mem
bers in securing a large membership.
There are at present fiO members,
active and passive, and 34 'applications
were passed on at the meeting. It is
the aim to. secure 'a membership of
200. Although not so thoroughly dis
cussed, it was suggested at the an
nual meeting "that the Chorus send a
15he NEW YEAR
Don't go through the new year paying Ihe high prices you have
been for Groceries. The best New Year's resolution you can make is
to deci.le to let the ECONOMY GHOCHUY fill your grocery orders.
This store is becoming more and more popular because of the fact
that they are giving so much more than you have been accustomed
to getting for your dollar. Tin more you spend at the ECONOMY
the more you save; and you get only the best of groceries, too. at
that. Remember, we have no old stock all new, clean goods. Will
you irive us a trial?
Can't You See a Saving in These Prices?
Sugar, 22 lbs
9 liars Santa Claus
Egg-O-See and Vigor,
3 c i ti s
Xew York gallon
Fancy Japan Tea.
American Heauty Flour, best
on the market, t f
per sack Av
Other brands as low in propor
tion. Fancy X. Y. Apples, Greenings,
Raldwins and Northerr.
Spies, tier peck 5lJC
Fancy Dairy Ratter,
Strictly fresh eggs
Seeded Raisins. ?, lbs.
2 large cakes Ivory
2 cakes Sa polio
'Remember the 'Place, fear Yost office
1515 Second Ave. t : Rock Islk'nd
The "rMOK.E,F." theatre building
For Pipes, Cigars 5 3
3 and Smoker's Supplies
Best Goods, Lowest Prices. 5 See Us.
Hildebra.ndt (EL Cash. You Know 13hc Boys.
delegation to the St. Louis fair on
mid-Miuimer's day, when the crown
prince of Sweden will be at the expo
sition. The following officers were
elected: President, G. L. Peterson
vice president, C. M.'Carlsf edt; record
ing secretary. O. L. Colmark; financial
secretary, Alfred Anderson: treasurer,
Albin Anderson; librarian. Carl Rloom
gren; directors for two years, .T,
Peterson and G. W. Johnson; music
committee, C. M. Carlstedt, C. Joseph
son, A. II. Anderson and Gust Carlson.