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'"The Little Christian.
"A Kim on the Rank."
So m ik-Ii ha- ncen - ii I aboii:
J.ittle t 'h'ri.-tii.n." which i- hen
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a f t ernoon and ni'liJ. liiat no furthcr
notice of it.- jfiirriil e o! ieace -eems,
hardly icces-a n . It'll a word about
1h peopie who :in- making it i ! -in
miss i kii: ih:i .
Ileii! Mnlier, who -o c!i-iti hai; iii
the ditticult part of lb. war ! I .a nydi i .
Mr. ( lark has a leaiiini: man of l'eat
excellence and h!- work i- In-ill in-ilor.-ed
e cry he i e. Mi-- Ida W erner,
who i- the "Fleanor" of the play,
make- a very win-on. e heroine and her
svveelne-s of manner an i oice add t.
1 he character a reli neiiii-n f art that
is deliiiou-. Fiiwiii l!e!!ei;. in the
character of the scapegrace broth-T
of "Howard I.aMjrdoii." is a liidhed
iii'tiir in cer rc-pci t and b hi- tal
ent frenerallv receives the :iiprcme
contempt of the audiince as the
trouble maker of Ihe pla . William II.
iouh furnishes a larye iortion of
till' rniiii';l element of the play and as
"Dennis irciinuor" i- splendid. Harry
C. liai ton is Uiu w n in almost every
city in the Cnitcil State-, having sup
ported most of ihe rcallv irreat stars
of tin- pr-sent !a,. He i- strong as
"Krnest Norma n." Mi-s Mary Havves
is iiuoth'T memlier of the company
v llosj' v ork is above reproach, a nil her
tine voice i- heard to -plenlid advan
tage in -cvctal -c :ie- in tin- plav.
Mi-- Mam! Simdair lake- ihe part of
"Mr-. O'Connor." the In.aiid ni'ither
of "Fleauoi-." in the mo-t sati-l'ac-1ory
manner, nud .-lie i- generally a
candidate for favoralde nu'ntioii ;it
Ihe hand- of the critic-.
The triumph achieved !v Oeortre V.
Cable's fa -cina t in romance. "The
Ciivalier."" ;it the Criterion theatre.
KAY L. l!OY( K. IN "YOnK
New York City. la-t season, has been
one of the marvels of tl-e theatrical
year, inasmuch as it is the first great
war play that lias ever been presented
in the north where southern ent intent
anil ympathy are eonspicuou-Iy evi
dent anil where the confederacy domi
nates everv thing. The moral s-trength
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of tli' play il-elf ran In attr.-ted from
1 h fact that for one hundred nights
at the Criterion ".-tamling room" war
.it a premium. Tin -lory is briefly
lo.'d tini-: The nr-t act open- in an
eld I.ott'-iuiia mansion, the head uar-tt-rs
;f i-n. Austin's confederate
oiiiraiiv. on th" eve of Charlotte Du
ra nd"- marriage to ( apt. Francis Oli
ier. ( harlotle is a handsome -onth-
r ti vrir! who has had a score f ad
mirers. A mm i:ir t In in a re i.:int. Kiip-ar
Kerry, a confederate officer, an i Capt.
I.'i i.erf ,'t'wi'll, a union prisoner.
. In. m -he has :r:r.-c! back to life.
ii. in iiakd hi.
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t rot h
h she accii a : a 1 iy learns of
ove for her. she has pledged her
to (ai1. Oliver before he has.
apturcd by the federals, and on
liis return .-In- keeps her word, fully
believ ing he loves him. The marriage
ceremony takes place, and after the
guests have goni-. to her horror .-he
tin.;- out that ( apt. Oliver ha- come
back to Au-tiiis brigade a- a union
spy and that he is a traitor to his
au-e. She .-ends him away, resolves
to keep his secret, tince he is her
husband. Months pas and Oliver i
supposed to be dead by Ferry and all
tin" other-. cccpt Charlotte. She lives
in hourlv ..'read that he will return
and she conceal- her anguish by
undertaking dangerous missions and
perilous expeditions into the union
lines -doing a man's work for ihe
cause she loves. Ferrv has been with
her constantly and -he hardly dares
I" confe-s to herself that she loves
him. While she is with Fcrrv's scouts
at llalehuist. Capt. Oliver, pre
tending he ha- been sick in
a federal prison. is exchanged
back, really .i c::r.-y out a strategic
move on the part of (apt. .lewett.
vvhise men surround the place. Char
lotte sees that he has come for sonn
I rea t he r v . but the old prol-Iem start's
her in the face: she cannot betray
Oiiver. her hn-band. to Ferry, her
lover. Though she defeat.- part of hi
plan, he volunteers to go on a dan
gerous expedition for Ferry. Charlotte
still suspecting treachery, yel uncer
tain of his mission, beg- Ferry and
the ofecers not to let him go. They
have sworn secrecy to Oliver and be
lieve her anguish is due t her love
for him. He goes, but by a trick she
discovers he is to guide through the
union lines, ambulances which eon-
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tain a mi lion dollars in pay ftir con
federate soldiers. S.he leaves to warn
those with Oliver, but he has betray
ed them into the federal hands. She
g-oes to federal headquarters, now at
her aunt's house, and learns that the
ambulanees are there. She decides to
save them at any cost, and through
her woman".- wit. in the midst of a fray
and merry dance, .-lie completely baf
fles the union .-oldiers. Oliver's sub
sequent death and an end of the war
makes it possible for Charlotte and
Kerry to be happy. "Tlie Cavalier" will
be presented at the Illinois theatre
Monday niirht. Fob. 1.
Jf it were pemiissabio to follow the
example of Silas Wegg and drop into
poetry, the career of Charles I!. Han
ford might be laken as an exempli
fication f the familiar stanza :
"The heights by great men reached and
Were not attained by sudden flight:
I'.ut they while their companions
Were toiling upward, in the night."
Mr. Hanford may now be regarded
as being at the very zenith of his ca
reer as a Shakespearean actor. He has
won his position by close sippiication
and unflagging endeavor. He has
never been "boomed"' or "exploited"
in the modern sense i f the terms, but
has asked and received only such re
cognition as his own achievements
earne !. Season by season he has had
the .- at i-fact ion of seeing- his audience.-
increase in size uulil now the
name of Hanford is one for the
manager of theatre to conjure with.
Hard work has been his motto and in
his earlier career he never shirked the
subordinate rides of the great plays
with whose principal role he is now
so ci nspicuou.-ly identified. In "IJieh
ard HI." which he will produce' at the
Illinois Tue.-day. he ha.- had the bene
fit of association wilh the scholarly
Ivlvvin I Sooth and Ihe tempe-tous
Thomas W. Kecne. Mr. Hanford was
scarcely out of his apprenticeship in
the days when he was associated
with ISoi th. but his rapid, though
-teady advance in his art is shown
by the fact that he has appeared with
Keene as co-star when that eminent
player was at the height of his. eeleb
lilv. Mr. Hanford promises a brilliant
revival of the great tragedy one
which spares neither study nor ex-
l'KUCY AND IIAKOLD,
pense hi securing correct ami gor
geous scenery and costumes. Miss
Marie Drofnali. whose success last
-easen was so pronounced, again ap
pears a- the leading lady of this com
pany. The airv. fairv ti:isi!-like form of
amusi'tm-nt. burlesque and vaudeville,
which i- so p pular wilh the majority
of theatregoers will be Ihe attraction
at the Illinois next Wednesday and it
will be interpreted by Sam T. .lack's
burlesque company. It will come
here eipiippe! with every essential of
a tirst-chiss attraction, and wilh elabo
rate scenery and gorgeous wardrobe.
The- comouians are clever, the vaude
ville pcrformi rs are stars in their res
pective lines, wfiile the chorus i- com
posed of handsome and talented bur
lesquers. The entertainment will be
found sparkling with novelties and
there wid not be a dull moment
throughout the length of the perfor
mance. The ball of f u n' com mence.
to nil with a vaudevilie cocktail, en
titled "A Night at the ( ircu.-." and i
: lasting beverage of mirth. -Mfdody
an! song in which all Ihe members
of the company participate; 1 heir
comes part second, the o'io of vaude
ville stars, including Maiel Hazelton.
I hi- Ueen of hurle-tpic in an entire
new specialty; Arlington and Dolmore.
iraveslv stars; Mile IScat rice. 1 he eon-
; i tion liaivcer
an.I Stet-on. ex-
perl gun an.' baton jugg
ei-en t rii- -i median am
trr- L'Kstrelia. a pair
i; i-M Swan,
f chic cl an-
Katharine West, the phe-o-.it
ra .'to. and Sam T. .lack's
original living pictures, with arti-tii-
que. i; entitled. "The Royal
A thrilling and interesting pkiy T.
t it led '"Just Struck Town" will l-e pro
duced at the Illinois theatre next
Thursday. The play is by a well
known dramatist, and is -aid to be
written in hi happie.-t vein. The
story is one of absorbing interest,
tilled with scenes of the most poetical
'neauty and relieved, by comedy of the
Among the nianv atribute.s which
distinguish mankind, none ajre of a
higher order than veneration for the
true and love for the beautiful. The
f rmer regulates and refines the
moral feelings, and the latter supplies
a never-failing source of rational en
joyment. Their influences are inti
mately combined, for in appreciating
truth we arc taught to discover beau
ty. An opportunity for theatregoers
to surfeit their love of the good, the
true and the noble will be offered at
the Iliitioi- theatre next Friday even
ing, when that charming pastoral
play. "York State F Iks." will return
to Kock Island. As a play it is un
rivalled in the peculiar field it oe-
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I'M Kl. IN I'. IN "YOIIK STATi: FOLKS"
cupies. There ,
but '" oi k Stall
re many rural plays.
Folks" i.- unexcelled;
it is t ne p.a v
is unlike mi
pure and simple. And it
other ever seen, in that
it possesses not. th
been suppo.-ed to 1)
which has ever
a prime f actor i f
any of all plays a vidian. Neither is
there Ihe hereti fore inevitable wrong
ed maiden. There are no lost wills,
mortgages or shooting- affairs. It. is
a vvcicomedepart iin; from the old beat
en path of all things dramatic. The
company is the original, including
.lames l.ackaye as Simon I'eter Mar
tin, the czar of the village, the ""man
who cnrr'cs his vvorsi side out." Hay
I.. Jioyce as l.v run Cooper, the old
organist: I. cm Ounbar, the horse
trader, is impersonated by Harry
IN "A lll'X OX Till' ISANK.
Mrs. Sii.'maii will
the neighbor's girl:
as the oil v music
( Is borne
.lack-on ami Arthur (ircgory a?
,:y vvorknieii about the shop;
p!i Currie air; Lillian l,'hoade
ver ehiliiieu an ! all the others
t ill making
succes- iu it-
irig" n.i I pre-
sent i t ion. T
ea -mii. t he
le scenic elVeets and
I re p. I i t ieula rly new
;( KNi: FIJOM
m: ( a a li i'K.
be 1 he best
an i it
Saved From Trnli leatli.
The family of Mrs. M. L. Kobbht,
of Rargertoii. Ti-:i:i., saw her dving
and were power, -s to save her. The
mo.-t skilled physicians and
slow ly 1;
'. vvhile consump
t surely taking her
le hour Dr. King's
". The tirst bottle
relief and its, con--'.v
cured her. It's
ure in the world
New Discovery :
eel despair into j.
tinned use complt
the most certain
for ell throat and !
a n teed bottle.-,
bottles free at
cents and fl. Trial
Hartz & LTIemeyer's
The jubilee celebration cf the Wo
man's guild of the Christ l'rotestant
Kpiseopal church Thursday evening
at the church rectory was even a
greater event than the hostess had
planned. As it was the whole parish
was surprised by the presentation of
$."! made by a friend to clear the
total debt of the church. Several
years ago when the church was organ
ized the members of the Women's
guild took it upon themselves to pro
vide a lot on which the church should
be built. They purchased the lot on
which the church now stands for $2,
51)0. Since that time the organization
has been paying that amount every
year until last December it was an
nounced that the total debt had been
cleared. In honor of this the recep
tion was given Thursday t evening at
the rectory by Ihe guild.
Amid all if this coll weather the
management of the interurban road
is planning for next summer' when
sweltering populace will flee from tho
city for the cooling confines of Camp
bell's island. It has been deluded to
erect a pavilion on the island for the
presentation of a continuous vaude
ville, afternoon and evening. The isl
and will he cleared out for use for
campers and picnic purposes and made
in every way attractive, though the ho
tel will not probably be ereete 1 this
At the last meeting of the Swedish
Olive Kebekah lodge. 54::. I. O. O. F..
the following oflicers were elected:
Fast grand. F.mmn- Swansen: vice
grind. Melvina Anderson; vice grand.
Nannie I'.lonigren; secretary. Alma
Lund; financial secretary, Kniily Ford;
treasure!. Hannah Williams; warden.
Alice Anderson: conductor. Clara
Yeiiugren; outside guardian. I'eter
.Johnson; inside guardian. Ksther Kll
strom; N. (!.. Har.nah Youngren; L. S.
N. (i.. Josephine Fow !e; H. S. Y. L.
Kiu-ly Kruse; L. S. Y. (!.. Ida Wali!
berg; chaplain. Hilda Johnson.
Uelativc- of Joy .Nelson, living- with
his parents at 15:5 Seventh avenue, are
very much worried over his mysteri
ous disappearance, not a word having-
been heard of him since Wednes
day. Tuesday last he came home from
the Moline Plow company, where he
was working. s-nlVering with a wound
ed linger, the end of which had been
lacerated by an emery wheel. Wednes
day morning he left home for the
factory to get his weekly wages, since
which time he has not been seen. Dur
ing the summer months he had a hab
it of leaving the city and not giving
any word of his whereabouts but at
this lime of Ihe year, in cold wealhcr.
it ones not seem possible thai he
vvoald leave the city for a trip with
nly a week".- wages In support him.
Of tho-e taking- Ihe Cnited Slates
civil service examination Nov. 1. bin.",,
for grades of clerk and carrier in
posl ofliee service, t he follow ing passed
and ate eligible for the position of
boih clerk and carrier, the posl master
choosing one front among Ihe three
having ihe highest average in making
the appointment. John Wind. si.:;u;
A. o (Jilpin St romberg, T5.!i.": Karl K.
I rail ley,
d. who has been super-
Saginaw Yalley Trae
in Michigan has been
T. 15. LV.lmon
inleiident of t In
t i a compa ny
made superintendent and manager of
the Kast( Moline Watertown inter
urban line in place of Stuart Wise,
who goes to ISoslon to take the place
of chief engineer in the ofliee of
lSlood - Hale. The line of which .Mr.
Kcilmond has been superintendent
has about f-') miles of track including
the city liiu's of Saginaw and Hay
City and the connecting lines of
about 14 miles. .Mr. Wise has been
connected with the local interurban
for upwards of a year and has a host
of friends who will miss his genial
personality and will regret his change
to another city.
I'nle-s the annual Industrial home
fair to be held at the Industrial Home
building the week of March 14 to 111 is
sufficient to raise nionev bv which a
Illinois Theatre, Tuesday, Web. 2
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Free List Entirely
payment can be made on the loan
given on the building, serious compli
cations may ensue. Indeed the as
sociation fears that the buil ling may
le lost to the labor organizations ol
the city. For this reason the manage
ment is putting forth redoubled efforts
for the success of the fair en this i e
river is frozen so solidly that
rl "r" ...;, 1.1 .-.in ii .1 i.
to Hettenderf. a feat which has not
been possible here ft r several win
ters. The swift current over the
rapids usuall prevents the formation
of a heavy covering i f ice. The se
vere cold of the last month has ef
fectually locked the river and ice ot
great thickness i- formed, making a
bridge across to the Iowa shore.
"Ihe dancing party- announced by
Ihe Knights if Columbus for Feb. 15
will be given Feb. 1C instead.
There i- a rumor gt ing around
among t lie meat dealers to the effect
that the packer.- doing business in
Davenport are about to resume the
delivery of meat to the retail dealers.
Some time ago 1 hi- packers put into
effect an agreement under which scv-
"ra! of Ihcm
to M'lli! thci v
IT their delivery
ng tiie meat dealers
wn wagons ;ilcr meat.
time an ag
gi that at
tig packers t
one car a day
i t was re, ;: l 1
Da v ea port . a n I 1 hat
f . -ii mi t ha t i he S. S
com) any put in a second car here one
day lasi v. eek. Th'-.-. put all of the
.igoir.s up in 111.- air. ;.ud the re.-nit is
lhal the delivery wagons are likely to
go back on again. Inquiry of the Ar
nii ur people resulted in a statement
that the heal manager had as yet re
ceived no instructions In put 1 he
wagons back. If the change is made
it mu.-i l e authi rized from the head
offices of the companies. Meal deal
ers are unanimous, in saying the de
livery wagons will be welcome.
The indictments returned against C.
A. Cameron, (ins Hilbert and Dan
Lewis, for resisting Constable IJuin
sey in the serving of a process upon
ihem at the levee, which attached the
theatrical effects of a company for a
board bill owing at the hotel west of
the St. James on Front street, have
been quashed in the district court.
Ililhert's bond was forfeited because
of his non-appearance.
i:. W. (iuliey. f.
the C. K. L IV
r many years with
of late vears road-
master with headquarters here but
now superintendent of const met imn
for the Des Moines. Iowa Falls ivl
Northern, is at home for a short vaca
tion during this cold wcalher. lie
will probably remain here now until
the weather conditions settle ilow n In
March or early April.
The Kpieurean club, an organization
composed of 15 young men in Ihe city,
has decided In incorporate, ami the
papers have been liled with the re
corder. Tin' organization is In exist
for '5 years, and the officers of the
club are elected annually at a meet
ing to be called at a stuted time. The
officers named in Ihe papers are:
"President. Samuel Oakes; vice presi
dent. Theodore (iuy; secretary, 1-1 mil
Schlapkoli); treasurer, William (iotts
chalk. The members, besides the offi
cers, are as follow.-: William Mul
ford, Kd House. Jacob Moore, X. Nel
son, Andrew Hanssen. I'eter ISrueli
nianu. William (Jreen. Fred (Irccn,
Rudolph Schlapkohl. Morris Richard,
A small lad by the nanu
startled the pupils in the
Xorlhwest Davenport yeste
noon bv firing- a gun in
room. The bullet whistled through
the air and the students were thrown
In a panic for a few moment-. The
lad was brought before Justice Fin
ger, who gave him a talking to and
let him go.
Friends in thi- city will regret to
learn of the affliction that has befal
len the Raff familv. of this eitv. Last
Engagement of the Distinguished
CHARLES B. HANFORD
MISS MARIE DROFNAH
In a Ma.gnificent Production of the Great
A Notable Cast and Production Under the
F. LAWRENCE WALKER.
Suspended for This Engagement.
May be Ordered a.t 10:45.
Prices: 25c, 50c, 75c. $1.00 and
Tuesday Edwin L. Raff, who is em
ployed at Rock Island arsenal, had
the misfortune, to have an artillerv
wheel fail on his right foot, mashir.g
it badly, and the following day his
mother. Mrs. Katherine Raff, who is
S2 years of ag-e. had a stroke of par
alysis which has completely disabled
her and f rom the effects of which it
is not thought she will recivcr. She
is quite feeble owing to her advanced
age ami her eondilion now is said to
be critical. Mr. Raff has been unfor
tunate in the way of mishaps in the
past few years. Two years ago he
fell from the roof i f a house which
he was engaged in painting in Xorib
Davenport, near Rock Island street,
breaking bijh ijnkles. He was
laid up fi r a
weeks at that lice,
jury from tlie recent
coiitifie him to Id.- Ihm:
of months at lenst.
f . r a co
w i ' i
DmicfloN Chamber li n.kikdt a. Company.
Saturday, Jan. 30.
Matinee and Fvening.
Charles A. Clarke presents
M A(i N I FK'l'NT l'ROIM'CTION,
FX( KFTIONALLY STRONC COM
FA N Y.
COM I'LFTK IN KY FRY DKTAIL.
Prices: Mat inee - -25c, .r.0i and 75c.
Kvening ,5e. .".(). 75c and $!.i:o
Direction Cham be run. Kindt a Company.
Sunday, Jan. 31.
Those funny fellows. Percy an! Har
old, in the funny farce,
A R.vin on the Bank.
Your friends arc Milt Wood. James
Davis, Will 11. Fields. Rent ham and
Freeman. Lot lie Hey wood, Phillip
L'Kstrange, Towner Sisters, Leone
Sister.-, Oertrude Mattel, Mabel
Ly nch, Frank Kobinsou, Pert Hedg
es. Viola Vance, Myrtle Perkin-,
(leorge Hodges, Steve Craton, Frank
F. Robinson, (Scortrc Drooks. ,
OXK LA roil. P.PT CONTINTOl'S
ONK. SURPRISFS IN SOX0S
Prices: L'5, 50 and 75 cenls.
Direction Chamberlin,kindf& Company.
Monday, Feb. I.
Wallace Mint roe presents.
( II A RLOTTK TI'ITKLL,
in a superb teenie production of the
greatest southern drama ever
(A SOI "TI! I'RN ARIZONA.)
Rook by (ieorge V. Cjible. dramatized
by Paul Kester and (ieorge Mid
dleton. A beautiful blending
of love and war. Fntire
original product ion for
the Criterion Theatre,
A Sumptuously Perfect and Oraiul
Prices: ::.".. 50c 75c and $1.00.
Direction Cham rerun. Kindt a Company.
Wednesday, Feb. 3.
Sam T. Jack's
Headed by MAP.FL HAZKLTON.
the queen if burlesque. I 're
sen ting two new K
t ra v aga n.a-.
Polite Vaudeville and Sam T. Jack's
Original Living Pictures, i i 1 1 1 -1 ra I id
by 1'eaiiteoiis Women.
PRICKS L'5. ::5. 50 an I 75 cenls.
pwp", p- ' ii ,t,,"',i "i 5jB