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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1904.
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BIRD CENTER IS
Oslightful Humor of Characters
Made Famous by Mc
Cutcheon. FIRST PRESENTATION HERE
Has Provided a Strorg
- Hissr for Horn,
Oct. 21 Hamlet.
Oct. '22 Her Only Sin.
Oct. '2'.'. Human Hearts.
Week Oct. 24 Ileadick Stock .
Oct. 20 Why Women Sin.
Decidedly the novelty of the season
oeaiij' was the perlormance of tiird
-nicr, the play that uu-n McDon-
jj-ii has built around the newspaper
iictmes drawn by John T. McCutch-
la.-;: c-vtiniife at tne Illinois, i'. r-
jjr- it was because of the nunieror.?;-
!; oi '.ju.i attractions onerca uit
ii'T the tiiout'.i by Manager Tavior that
he audience was not what it was ex
r. cte l it would bo, and thin it mi;j!u
a..- I. ceii ii.ie u tae nii'H "e:-:.iioii, nn
it all unnatural, thr ih.- nitric uwz it
ive i'a'ned that the production was
to be noiliing more than a repetition
f the McOiiteheon cartoons, nothing
n the way of a plot, which is so es
sential to the sustaining of a piece
f this character. But those who
might have been of sura a nenei wou u
lave been soon disillusionized were
rhev present, for there was not orly
theme that held the interest of t o
spectator to the end, but tnere was
in abundance ot comedy so peculiar
to t ne people on whom McOutcheon
lrew for his caricatures, that there
was afforded an evenings entertain-
r.ent that any one who witnessed it
would go a long way to see again.
Excepting Rev. Walpole, the seven
rollicking Walpoles, J. Oscar Fisher,
md a few other minor personages,
ill the characters made famous by th:-
gifted cartoonist were on view in tae
flesh, and such a galaxy familiar to
any one who nas ouserveu tne people
and customs of a small western town
where McCutcheon went for his ma
terial was never before seen on a local
stage. The playwright has made of
Cvrus Hornbeck, the Bird Center bank
er, a villian so well enacted by Wil
liam Burress that he was hissed by
the audience last evening which is
taken a-s a rare compliment, by an ac
tor to whom is entrusted such a dis
agreeable role. Hornbeck seeks the
hand in marriage of Mrs. Alonzo Witli-
ersby (Virginia Ross), but she is in
love with ("apt. Roscoe Fry (C.eorge
Richards). Fry's daughter Kate
t.Muble Strickland) while employed as
cashier in Horibock's bank, by mis
take, jjives Hornbeck two $r,oi bills,
instead of one. they having stuck fo-
gether. She discovers the shortage,
but her explanation is not accepted,
and she is discharged. Her father
holds a sale of the household furniture
to raise the amount. The two $r00
bills are counterfeit. Hornbeck learns
this through an item in a banking
journal. He tries to j;et rid of tnem.
one of them passing into the hands of
Fry at the household goods sr.le
through the Mysterious Stranger (Ed
ward J. Connelly), who had been given
the bill by Hornbeck in the cashing ot
Hs personal check for that amount.
Fry turns the bill back to Hoinbeck in
settlement of his daughters snort age
it the bank.
1 1 or ii !--k C.ftM Jut I4'NrriN.
Hornbeck then passes it at
a store ill cnieauo. aim nc
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in the last act by a I'nited States de
tective, but before he is removed by
the officer he admits that he had
wronged his former cashier, his treat
ment of her having been engendered
by his hatred of her father because of j
his favor with the woman he sought (
in nvirr;'if l-Tnle mr.rries the ViliUUJi
lawyer. Capt. Fry buys back the house
hold furniture, and all ends happily.
The best character study of the play
is that furnished by Connelly, the Mys
terious Stranger. Nearly all of his part
is pantomimed, and it
ticallv done. Connelly
is most artis -
was last seen
here in the late Dan Daly's role in the
"Belle of New York." For years he
was understu.ly to Daly. The comedy
mostly was furnished by Will Archie,
who was Sheridan Grant Greene, and
who does not look over 7. but is in
reality 25 years old: Frank Tannehill,
Jr.. who was Gus Figgey; Ipha Dahl.
who was Florence Nightingale Greene;
George Mack, who was Riley Peters:
Blanche Chapman, who was Mrs. J.
Milton Brown, and Miss Rosa Cooke,
who was Mrs. Smiley Greene. There
were a number of young women who
participated in the several scenes, but
who had nothing to do but to look like
the village belles. The play is in four
acts, and if there is any criticism to
he offered it is on the lack of anima
tion. There are several spots that
appeared to be strained. The an
nouncement has been made that the
play is to be rewritten by George
Broadhurst before it is introduced to
We hear that your hair is very sick
That's too bad ! We had noticed it was looking pretty thin and
faded of late, but naturally did not like to speak-of it. By
the way, Ayer's Hair Vigor is a regular hair grower, a per
fect hair restorer. Sold, the world over, for 60 years.
Nc-nr York. There is the foundation
for a play that should prove another
New Stock Company Here for Week.
The Readick New American Stock
company comes to the Illinois for a
week, opening next Monday evening.
There are fourteen people in the com-
i 2ny. 1 !ie cpeciaity ieaiures are sa;a
to !e er-pecially fine, including Jundt
an 1 Ivo: a. comedy acrobats; Baby
Frankie Ileadick. Eiizene Williams, the
tenor singer; Miss Nellie Cope, ballad
Ut; Bennett, the matt'-cian, and others.
La lies accompanied by a person hold
ing a 3-tent ticket will be admitted
free at the opening performance.
The powerful melodrama, "Human
Hearts, " presented by a strong com
pany of players, will be offered for tae
approval of melodrama lovers at th'
Mi.nols Sunday evening. "Human
Hearts" has been firmly established
as one of the most original and inter
esting of melodramas. The author has
long been famous as a playwright, but
n the present instance he has sur
pa.r.oil all his former efforts. He La:?
poured out his entire store of theatric
knowledge in this play. The charac
ters are fiinily drawn, the dialogue is
crhp, the human interest i3 all ab
sorbing, the comedy is charming, the
pathos is cincere.
Ifo Ceccnd Ceason.
-.- a: nt rays: "Successful in
season can be raid ot few
it can be truthfully said of
Sin." A drama which pro-
vn.es lie. i !' lit ill recreation for tne p.iv
bc c:ud which seems to instruct while
appearing in the form of amusement.
Is a boon to any community. So many
questionable forms of amusement are
thrust upon the public, the young and
old alike find much in this beautiful
living story to think over and enjoy
long afterward. Rich in incident, in it 3
variety of characters, it is one of the
few attractions of great merit on the
road. Mr. Carter has surrounded Miss
Julia Cray, the leading lady of the
company, with a metropolitan cast. The
scenic embellishments are elaborate."
The play is to be here tomorrow after
noon and evening.
SQUIBS ABOUT SPORT.
Easy For Americans.
Toronto. Ont., Oct. 21. Mrs. Gris
com's team of American women golf
ers had no difficulty yester.'ay in win
ning thir international match with
the Canadian team on the I.anibton
club links. Miss Dod, the English
champion, was downed two holes by
Miss Bishop of Bridgeport, Conn.,
champion of t ie I'nited States, and all
the ullur I'nited States players led
their opponents except Mis-- Tho.iias
oi the W.-.:c1h ter. New Yelk, el::'j,
who was .r d;;wn to Mrs. Rolte of the
Toronto club. The record for holes
must go to Miss Louise Wells of the
Country club. Brooklyn, who was 11
Boston Players Sign Again.
Seven members of the Boston Amer
ican league team have accepted terms
and five of them have already signed
contracts to play next year with the
Boston club. Manager Collins, "Chick"
Stahl, "Cy" Young, Bill Deneen, Tom
Doran. and Lou Criger have append
ed their names to contracts already,
and Freddie Parent and I lobe Ferris
have agreed to terms, so that Collins
is assured of enough of his old men
being back in the game next year to
make the race an interesting one
again. Most all the players already
signed have been with the club since
the American league opened in Boston.
Pitcher Winter will not be with the
team next year. It is thought Josslyn
probably will succeed him. Duke Far
rell also will give way to a younger
catcher. McGovcrn, a South Boston
boy. may be the extra backstop. A
change is likely to take place on first
base. Grimshaw of Buffalo and Shaf
fer of the Butte club are talked of
as successors to Lachance. Several
other youngsters are to be tried out
in the pitching staff and indications
are now that the champions will be
stronger next year than ever.
Ryan Willing to Meet Root.
Benton Harbor, Mich.. Oct. 21.
Tommy Ryan last night said he had
decided to accept the offer of the Blue
j Island Athletic club for a ten round go
j with Jack Root for f 2.eu0 and CO per
cent of the gate receipts, providing
Root wiil agree to weigh in at 3
o'clock in the afternoon of the fight
at not over ICO pounds. Ryan today,
after training, weighed 155.
Herrera Unable to Fight Goodman.
Butte. Mont., Oct. 21. The Herrera
Goodman match, scheduled for Oct.
21. has been called off. The reason
assigned is that the Mexican is sick
New Club Swinging Record.
Montreal. Oct. 21. Tom Burrows,
the English athlete, last night broke
his own world's record for continuous
club swinging of 42 hours by swinging
inem ior -i nours ana o miuuies.
New Automobile Records.
Cleveland. Ohio. Oct. 21. The auto
mobile records for 50 and 25 miles
were broken here yesterday at the
Cleve-land Driving park during a "mat-
RIVALS TO MEET
ON THE GRIDIRON
Tomorrow's Game Between Rock
Island and Motine High
CONTEST WILL BE CLOSE
Are About Equal
How Locals Will
The football teams of the Rock Isl
and and Moline high schools will strug
gle for supremacy tomorrow afternoon
on Athletic field in Moline. The game
will be one of the important contests
of the season and has been looked for
ward to with much interest.
The relationship between the schools
if; one of keenest rivalry. This leads
to assurances that football playing of
the inott Kienuous tort our neighbor
ing city ha-H ever witnessed will take
place. School loyalty is at a high
;t:.aiard aim.ng the members of t:ie
t-.vo schools, and plan.-; winch hae
bc-.-n taking form for the lui! few
ford;-!! that team support and
n.;, will be tremendous.
. That tin- teams aie v. ry evmly
.ii:t!-be 1 an I a close wore will result
is the genera! opinion among local stu
dents. Tney are about eq,.iul in the
important factor of weight, both aver
aging close to 153 pounds.
Nritlier il Una Ailvanla;c.
With no advantage on either side .a
this respect, skill m the .-.lore scien
tific points of the game alone remains
to decide the contest, and it is as to
where superiority in this quality lies
guesses are coming. However. Rock
Island captured the plum in the match
last year, and the team will make a
hard effort to do the same tomorrow.
The locals will line up as follows:
Center, Detloff; left guard. Scott;
right guard. Reines; right tackle,
Coleman; left tackle, Ehrhorn; right
end. Harms; left end, McManv.s; quar
ter back, Adamson; right half, H di
ning: left half. Liitt; full back. Heim-
beck. The substitutes are Marquis,
Van C.aldor and Folsom. Dr. Middlo
t.m. of Davenport, will act as reieree
for Rock Island.
MAY GET BIG GAMES LATER
Iowa-Minnesota Thanksgiving Game
In Davenport Thic Year.
Manager W. H. Thon.nton, of the
Minnesota football team which plays
the Thanksgiving day game with Iowa
university, was 5r the city yesterday
looking after the condition of the local
park with a view of having the game
in Rock Island. While the Twelfth
street park is past consideration for
this year he examined the plans for
the new park and said that with such
facilities as are promised there should
be no trouble for Rock Island to get
some of the big gridiron games in
years to come. The Thanksgiving
game is scheduled to be played in the
tri-cities and it is likely that it will bo
at the Davenport ball park. Iowa
wants it played at Iowa City but with
the promise of lessened receipts if the
change is made the Minnesota mana
ger is not disposed to give his con
sent. inee" race under the auspices of the
Cleveland Automobile club and sanc
tioned by the American Automobile
association. Charles Gorndt sent his
machine 5) miles in 55:42. as against
the former mark of 1:01:23 2-5. and
Earl Kiser sent his machine 25 miles
23:5'j, as against the previous record
of 2S:40 2-5.
Hueston Wins from Weston.
St. Louis. Mo.. Oct. 21. Last night's
game in the championship pool tourna
ment, which was won by Thomas Hues
ton, of St. Louis, from Charles Weston,
of Albany. N. Y., by a score of 125 to
12'J. was the most interesting of the
series. Hueston and Keogh are tied
for first place as a result of the even
ing's play. The game was close up to
the last frame, when Hueston needed
only eight to run out and Wesion six.
Champaign. 111., Oct. 20. The stu
dents and football enthusiasts here are
looking forward with a great deal of
interest to the Illinois-Purdue game at
Purdue, Ind., next Saturday. An ex
cursion of 1,500 students will accom
pany the team to the game, which bar
ring the Chicago game, is easily the
hardest game for the year. Further
more from the result of this game the
followers of the IllinI can figure their
chances with the aggregation from the
Midway, Stagg's team having defeat
ed Purdue by a score of 20 to 0. pope,
of Moline, is developing into a star
A students' democratic club has been
organized here with a good member
ship. This club has charge of the ar
rangements for transportation of the
students to their homes for election.
iCo;.tfnued from Page One.)
panics were formed here while the
wave of temporary prosperity was at
its height a few years ago. The fail
ure of the Everett-Moore syndicate.
which had attempted to finance nurner
o'iS large telephone cn1 street ra.l-
i w,tv drjpt-:, f- ? "rel! priovn chapter.
jThe last two years having brought
forth 1C banking consolidations in
Cleveland, nearly every one of them
due to the failure of new institutions
to "make good."
Several of these virtual failures came
very near causing a great hardship to;
the people of the middle and working!
classes. For example, the Federal!
Trust company, which was taken over j
bv another bank early in the year, was
in reality a savings bank. It had ad
vertised its facilities throughout the
country, and held deposits from the j
working classes ot neai ly every Man
ia the mi ion.
But savings bank depositors are now
reaping another fruit of "tariff pro
duced prosperity." The banks here j
have been paying 4 per cent interest ;
on savings accounts. They are justj
now beginning to scaie mat interest
down. Heretofore, they have paid in
terest from the first of the month on j
all sums deposited up to the eleventh.
The rule just adopted is not to pay in-1
terest on any sum deposited alter tne
first. Heretofore interest has also been
paid on all money held for a full 30
days' period. The new regulation is
to pay no interest on money deposited
for less than three months. The sav
ings banks found it very easy for sev
eral years to pay 4 per cent. This is
not so now, and it is generally believ
3il that 3 per cent will be the prevail
ing figure before very long.
Money is more difficult to borrow in
Cleveland today than in almost any oth
er large city in the I'nited States. In
tel ect rates are fully one-half of 1 per
cent higher than they are even in Cin
cinnati. a,nd banks are loaning very
little nunev for the expansion of inau-
ul'act urii.g plants. Few of the con
orns here, outsi le of the automobile
factories, t which are everywhere n-
j joying an abnormal prosperity), have
added to their producing capacity with
in the last 12 months. There has been
a feeling of uncertainty and discour
agement throughout the period, and
this sentiment has been most mani
fest among the concerns most closely
allied with the large trusts. Small
companies which have been content to
sell their output at a normal figure, and
not push the market overboard by
grasping all the opportunities offered
by high protective tariff, have enjoyed
and are still enjoying n good business.
l,:iUr MiljM'InK Iirsrelj- l)rrrrNrl.
Next to Chicago this is the most im
portant shipping point on the great
lakes. Heavy cargoes of iron ore from
the Lake Superior regions are received
here, and great shipments of coal and
.ron are dispatched from here. Yet
this summer has seen the smallest lake
shipments, both outgoing and incom
ing, for many years past. This has
been due in part to the strike which
occurred on the lake vessels early in
the season, but it has also been very
materially affected by5 the reduced busi
ness all along the line .
Yet every bit of this halting of trade
has been accompanied by a heavy in
crease in the cost of the necessities of
life. The most conspicuous changes in
prices have been in wtolen goods and
meats. The increase in the cost of
beef, bacon and pork has been fully 2d
per cent here within the last three or
four years. The price of flour has
risen very steadily, and the most ag
gravating part of it is that the raises
have occurred almost simultaneously
with general reduction in wages, or
with the shutting down of mills. Times
are not "hard" nere. but the people,
and eveiJ republicans, feel very strong
ly that there should be a readjustment
of economic conditions.
TWO EVENTS CELEBRATED
Wedding and Anniversary at Home of
Mr. end Mrs. George Hull.
The marriage of Mrs. Hull's sister
and the "Oth anniversary of the wed
ding of Mr. Hull's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. S. S. Hull, were jointly celebrat
ed yesterday at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. George Hull. '.(30 Fifteenth street.
A 5 o'clock in the afternoon Rev.
O. W. Lawrence, pastor of Memorial
Christian church, officiated at the
marriage of Fayette H. Skinner and
Miss Ella Wichnian, daughter of Mrs.
Agnes Wichmann. a company of rela
tives witnessing the event. - Miss Ag
ness Schillinger rendered the wed
ding march. After the wedding
supper the couple departed for
Si. Louis to visit the fair. Mr.
Skinner and his bride are both popu
lar young people.
For the evening a neatly planned
surprised bad been arranged for the
partnts cf Mr. Hull, who had bid
den a number of their relatives
to his home. The company reached
ihe house at S o'clock. The couple re
ceived a number of handsome remem
brances. Diamond Jo Line Steamers.
$10 round trip to St. Ixmis, including
meals and berth. Boat leaves every
Saturday at 5:15 p. m. For further
Information, call at or telephone office,
115 Seventeenth street.
R. I. H. S.
M. H. S.
Sactvirdsvy, Oct. 22.
Moline Athletic Field
i Admission 25 cents. 8
1 COtliCt. b ''
Will be the Place to get your
Furs, Scarfs. Clvisters.
Flat and Fancy SKapes.
All kinds of Fur Jackets and
Csvpes. Fur Remodeling.
Look For the Bear.
75he dainliest vrd
mo&t charming of
ments i n pho'og
ll b u mat
win praise when
ever seen. A ca.ll
will convince you.
1823 THIRD AVE. BOTH 'PHONES
John Volk 6c Co.,
Dealers in single and double
strength Blinds and Mouldings, Ve
neered and Hardwood Flooring of all
Dealer In single and double strength
Window Glass, Polished Plate, Beveled
Plate and rt Glass.
311 and 329
ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS.
V? vc. quickly d is -
Cincho P.eHf Tonfr.
At all druggists and cafe.
a Belt Goad?
They are the acme of swellness r.nd
very becoming to dressy yoiir.g men.
It is not too early to think about the
Winter Overcoat. Lots cf people crc
buying them now getting the choicest
selections early enough to be
From S12.50 to 25
Transfers to you one of the
calls for Ovti
rat I? u.ih t'
have it in a Qrcii v
zrlcly cf lyles
Is the most beautiful, most substan
tial and most modern method of
restoring broken teeth or roots and
supplying the place of missing
ones. We heartily recommend it in
ail cases where it is adapted. Come
in and we will gladly tell you wheth
er or not it is adapted to your mouth.
Solid Gold Crown and Bridge
Work from $5 a tooth to $8.
Painless Extracting, 50 ccnt3.
Cleaning end Cement Fillings free.
Gold Platina Alloy, $1.
Gold Fillings, from $1 up.
The best Rubber Plates, $10;
aluminum lined and natural gums.
1610'i Second Avenue.
'Phone 822 old.
Sawed Building Stone, Ashlar
Trimmings a Specialty
for cheapness, durability and
beauty, excelled by none. This
stone does not wash or color the
wall with alkali, etc. Plans sent
us for estimates will receive care
ful attention and be returned
promptly at our expense.
Quarries 12 miles from Rock
Island on the C, B. &. Q, railroad.
Trains No. 5 and 10 will stop and
let visitors off and on.
BRIDGE, STONE, CORN CRIB
CLOCKS AND FOUNDATION
STONE, ANY SIZE DESIRED.
Samples of stone and photos of
buildings can be seen at Room No.
12, rchct! 6. Ly-.', buM
ARTHUR B'JRRALL, Manager.
Reel; island or Colon, III.