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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 190.
BilU at the Theatre
Dec. 2S Coon Hollow.
Dec. 20 Why Girls Leave Home.
Dec. 27 Broadway Burletquers.
Dec. 2 Sergeant KiUj.
Dec. SO San Toy.
Jan. 1 Arizona.' '
Jan. 2 An American Gentleman.
Jan. S On the Bridge at Midnight.
Jan. ! Winningcr Brot.. wn-k.
Jan. IS The Smart Set.
Jan. 17. Dolly Varden.
Jan. 22 The Heart of Chicago.
Jan. 23 Innocent Maid.
Jan. 2Z Mason and Mason.
Jan. 2s Habes In Toyland.
Jan. 29 A Break for Liberty.
Dec. 24 Vby Girls Leave Home.
Dec. 25. Eben Holden, matinee and
Dec. 20. Broadway BurlesQuers.
Dec. CO. Maloney's Wedding..
Jan. 1. An American Gentleman.
San Toy Next Week.
"San Toy" will be been at the Illinois
theatre Friday evening. Dee. 2'. The
U also put on with special scenery, all
of which is carried. It contains more
than one "thriller" and many sterling
dramatic scenes. A Romance of
Coon Hollow" is announced for Sunday
New Musical Comedy.
The new musical comedy, "It Hap
pened in Nordland." written by Glen
MacDonough and Victor Herbert, auth
ors of "Babes in Toyland." has proven
one of the musical successes of the
New York season. Mr. Fields is mak
ins the hit of his career, assuming
three characters during the progress of
the play. He first is seen as a German
boy of about IS years, next as a con
script, and lastly as the admiral of a
nary that doesn't exist. Miss Marie
Cahill is very much at borne as the
American ambassadress to.Xord!and.
Drama of Domestic Life.
"Why girls leave home" is an im
lrrant question. At the Illinois Mon
day, matinee and night, will be pre
sented a drama in domestic life dealing
with the question and setting forth
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SYLVAIN LANCLOIS IN -SERGEANT KITTY.-
merit f this Cliinesr-ICtiKlil combi
nation of meUxly nnd jollity wa made
quite clear when it was s-en in this city
two s axns .aso, anil that it will lx
found Mill more enjoyable on the pres
ent occasion is assured from the fart
that Mr. Fisher will present it with
James T. Towers in the role of "IJ."
I'uwers was the aramount feature of
the play during its run at Daly's, and
has never appeared on the road in the
piece until this season. He is sur
rounded by a large company of which
the principals are Margaret McKin
ney. George K. Fortescue, Mina Ku
dolph. John I'eachy, Nagel Barry,
Charles Arling. Florence F. Smith, and
Fred W. Huntley. The production
which Mr. Fisher has furnished is
most elaborate, every bit of the scenery
being new and the costumes Chinese
importations. There is but one com
pany playing "San Toy" and the cast
and production to be seen here is iden
tically the same that Mr. Fisher will
take Into New York later in the sea
son. The "San Toy" seat sale will be
Kitty and Her Big Company.
The comic oiera "Sergeant Kitty."
which will lie presented at the Illinois
theatre next Wednesday by George R.
White, stands at the head of the comic
opera successes for this season and for
last season. It wiil be presented here
with the same full New York company
of CO, including a big chorus of 10 pretty
girls who can and do sing as few comic
opera choruses can or do sing. Every
thing that is essential to an evening of
thorough enjoyment has been provided
by Mr. White. The list of principals is
a list of well-known comic opera favor
ites and Includes Helen Byron, Charles
Wayne. Kdith BLiir. Sylbain Lang
loi. Virginia Palmer. Tom Hadway.
Wheeler Carl. IJMian Seville. Frederick
Knights and a half dozen others equally
popular. The chorus of 40 pretty girls
who can and do sing well is one of the
strongest features of Mr. White's pro
duction. The look is by It. II. Burn
side and the music by A. Baldwin
A Popular Play.
If length of public life is a clue to a
play's popularity, then the comedy
drama. "A Romance of Oon Hollow"
Is one of the greatest favorites we have,
as it is almost eleven years since it
bounded Into popularity at the Four
teenth Street theatre. New York. It Is
easy to understand this, as the comedy
is full of fun. quaint characters, pos
sesses a very Interesting story, and one
of the kind the public likes. It comes
In new shape, having been overhauled
and brought up to date, and mi:h a U t
ter than average company, besides the
extra features of a vocal quart t and a
troupe of "hot" buck dancers, the play
from one standpoint at least, the ans
wer. The play is a dramatization by
Fred SumnicrfieM. of a story dealing
with the friction of domestic environ
ment, characteristic of so many homes,
and the effect upon the sensitive na
ture of the sister and daughter of the
household. The scenes are naturally
drawn avoiding melodrama yet leav
ing nothing wanting in the pathos inci
dent to all suffering mental or physic
al. The presenting company is claimed
to be one of the best that is touring the
country, and the scenic investiture is
said to be very elaborate.
The lovers of good clean comedy and
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lesques. "Reiley's Reception" and "The
Arrival of J. J. Corbett" in which the
entire company Is Introduced, including
a bevy of pretty gtrls. ......
Lawson's Story Dramatized.
The first play based on Thomas W.
Lawson's story of "Frenzied Finance"
was produced at Toledo Dec. 7 by the
Dearborn Amusement company. The
title Is 'An "American Princess," and
it is from the pen of Henry Reader. ...
Zangwill's New Play.
William A. Brady is negotiating with
Israel Zangwill for a new play, for Wil
ton Lackaye. to be called "The Jew.'
It will probably be added to that act
or's repertory the season after next.
Retirement of Jefferson.
Although Joseph Jefferson retired
from active 'stage work only this fall,
the careful compiler of theatrical data
on a Boston paper calls attention to the
fact that, so far as a large proportion
of the American public is concerned,
the veteran actor has been retired for
many years. He made his last Chicago
appearance in 1S93, to be sure, and
Boston saw him in 1S92. but Broadway
has not seen him in five years, it is ten
years since he has been west of the
Mississippi, and his acting is practical
ly an unknown quantity, except as tra
dition, to the theatregoers of the coast.
Though he has played his Caleb Plum
mer in "Crickett on the Hearth." his Mr.
Golightly in "Lend Me Five Shillings"
and his Bob Acres in "The Rivals" in
Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and New
York within the past few years, it is
some . time longer since Joe Jefferson
retired from the stage of the cities of
middle size. These cities, which oc
casionally enjoyed the performance of
Mansfield, Irving, Bernhardt, Booth and
Salvini. have not seen Jefferson be
cause he has played only 12 weeks a
year, and these have been arranged to
carry him from Buzzard Bay to Palm
Beach in the fall and back again in the
spring. Tim Murphy, a popular com
edian, intends to take up the Jefferson
Lillian is Lady Teazle.
Miss Ullian Russell reappeared as a
star at the Academy of Music. Balti
more. Monday night in "Lady Teazle,
a comic opera adopted from Sheridan's
"School for Scandal." The production
which was made by Sam S. Shubert,
is a lavish one in every detail. Miss
Russell as Iady Teazle scored heavily,
and as soon as the performance is
rounded into shape the new bpera will
probably afford her the best vehicle
she has had in years. Her supporting
company did equally well. Will T. Carl
ton as Sir Peter Teazle being especially
commended for his work. The other
members of the company include Elsa
Ryan. George Frothingham. Nellie Mc
Coy, Lucile Saunders. Van Rensseler
Wheeler. Stanley Hawkins. Augustus
Barrett. George Tennery. Owen West-
ford, Jake Taylor. John Dunsmore and
Edwin Lawrence. "Idy Teazle" is the
work of John Kendrick Bangs and Rob
ert Penfield. A. Baldwin Sloane com
posed the music.
Hattie Williams as Jane.
Miss Hattie Williams, who is playing
the name part In "The Girl From
Kay's" is one of the latest additions to
the Frohman galaxy of stars. She is
to be featured next season in a musical
version of "Jane." Miss Williams was
last seen here with the Rogers Bros.
Combination of Stars.
Hackett tot Join Hands.
James K. Hackett and his wife. Marv
Mannering. who have not played to
gether in six years or more, will appear
as joint stars next season in a new
romantic drama entitled. "The Power
of the Sword." which has been running
most successfully in Ixmdon. It is a
four-act play by James Bernard Faean.
The scenes are laid in Italy and the
period s 15fto.
Wilson in Comedv.
Francis Wilson, who has been eniov.
ing a long rest, will besin his season
as a straight comedian under Charles
r rohman s management. Christmas
week in New England. His new piece
will be the comedy. "Cousin Billy.
that was written for his special use. Mr
Wilson . so long identified with comic
opera and supported by a big company.
nas cut out a difficult task for himself
gued ttat the court here had no juris
diction in the case since an Illinois
federal court had decided and adjudi
cated the bankruptcy, whereby the
$1,000 judgment upon the verdict in
the Leonidas cas6 became outlawed.
Judge House, after a hearing, dismiss
ed the action for want of equity, and
the long troublesome litigation came
to an end.
No New Trial.
In the case of Nic Coin, administra
tor of the estate of Elias Lambros vs.
John H. Montgomery, the well known
second-hand dealer on West Second
street, the court has overruled the
motion for a new trial made by the at
torneys for the plaintiff.
Woman Testified Against Him.
William Warner, the young man re
cently arrested by Constable Rum
sey at Atlantic, Iowa, and charged
with being Implicated with Fred West-
phal Jn the theft of an overcoat, was
yesterday afternoon bound over to
the erand lurv by Justice Hall. The
most damaging evidence given against
young Warner was by the sweetheart
of Westphal. The latter was only re
cently held upon the same charge as
Warner and at his preliminary hear
ing waived examination and was
bound over to the gYand jury.
Sampley Goes to Des Moines.
J. B. Sampey, who has been man
ager of the Postal Telegraph com
pany's offices here for the past four
years, has been promoted to the
charge of the Des Moines office, the
best in the state, and will leave for
there Jan. 1. the appointment bein
effective on that date. Mr. Sampley
has been in charge of the Davenport
office for your years, and has made
record here that seems to have been
as obvious to his' superiors as it was
to the people of Davenport. The com
Danv's business has been growin
rieht along and Manager Sampley has
hon handling it to the satisfaction of
a steadilv Increasing lot of patrons
Mrs. Sampley, who has been a capable
and courteous assistant to him in the
conduct of the company's business
eoes with him. of course, and their d
parture will be regretted by the many
friends they have made here durin
At his home near Fifth and Brady
streets yesterday occurred the death
of John Mau. aged 82 years. Deceas
ed was a native of Germany and live
here for many years. He was a mem
ber of the Veteran Volunteer Fire
men's association and a prominent
Odd Fellow. For many years he was
custodian of I. O. O. F. hall. A daugn
ter. Mrs. John Green, survives him.
A telegram received from Ladd, 111
announces the death at that place of
Mrs. Carrie E. Burke, wife of Prof
W. E. Burke, principal of schools and
former principal of the Buffalo, Scott
At the home of his son. J. A. Cham
pion, Jr.. in Liberty township. John
son county, occurred the death or. J
A. ChamDion Sr.. at the advanced age
of 90 years. Deceased was 'a native
of New York state and came to Iowa
in 18G1. He was a life long Metho
John T. Day died at 2:30 o'clock
Thursday afternoon at Mercy hospital
where he had been an inmate for five
days. The deceased was born and
reared in this city and was 37 years
of age at the time of his death.
HELEN BYRON IN "SERGEANT
burlesque have u treat in store for
them next Tuesday evening at the Illi
nois. The manager announces the com
ing engagement of "The Broadway Bur
lesquers" with its array of talent,
among whom might be named the Sey
mour Sisters, the Gardner trio, who in
trodace a novel and comedy dancing
art, those well known travesty artists
Conley and Milton Miss Uzzie Purcell
the female baritone, whose voice has
created a furor. Then there Is the Ger
man comedy duct, betides the grand
olio, there are presented two bur-
Grants the License.
Alderman Charles Lindholm, . chair
man of the license committee of the
city council, has granted a bevernge
license to M. J. Kirkman, who has
rented the dance hall and saloon for
merly conducted by Jock Manwariner
Mr. Kirkman is a former river man
and recently conducted a refreshment
parlor on Perry street.
Youth Arrested for Assault.
Constable Byron Rqmsey yesterday
arrested Dick Hagemann, a young lad
about is years of age. charged with
assault. The charge could have been
made a much more serious one. such
as assault with Intent to commit nmr
der. but on account of the youne lad's
tender age and until the matter could
be more fully investigated. Justice
nan had the information to wad siin
Dismissed Leonidas Case.
The case of P. W McManus, admin
istrator of the estate of Ellsworth
Leonidas vs. the Diamond Jo Line
steamers has come to an end. The
matter was heard by Judge House in
in the federal court room. The books
of the defendant company were pro
duced, and Attorney Kxeitzinger ar-
SANTA BUSY IN THE CITY
Thousands of Parcels Received and Sent
Daily From Rock Island.
A heavy holiday rush has been real
ized. Few persons realize the great
amount of business which is done by
the postoffice and the express com
panies during the two weeks which
precede New Year's day. Every train
is now met by wagons filled "with
great stacks of mail. Calendars are
forming a part of the second class
mail now, and hundreds are being
received daily for Rock Island bus!
ness houses and residents. These are
now mailed under the frank, which
provides for the payment of the post
age, in cash, and the mailing of the
pieces' without postage stamps at
tached. The permits are issued for
the transmission of no less than two
thousand identical pieces, and on one
corner is printed the amount of post
age which has been paid in cash and
the number- of the frank permit un
der which the article is sent. The
packages are delivered at the post
office, where two clerks count the
number of the packages, and report
the amount of the postage. This is
then paid in cash, and the packages
forwarded to their destination. There
have been three franks issued from
the Rock Island office.
WAY REBUILD THE 1400S
Three Engines of That Ceriea Have
Blown up on the C, R. I. & P.
An interesting fact has developed
since the fatal explosion of one of the
large Rock Island engines occurred
near Davenport last Sunday night and
it may develop into the abandonment
or rebuilding of all of the 1400 class
of engines. This is the third. engine
of the 1460 class which the Rock Is
and road is using that has blown up
through some mysterious reason which
has not been discovered or explained
One old-time railroad man stated to
day that he thought it only proved
that some part of the mechanism was
not perfect and that the engines
should be done away with. One thing
is certain, the road will investigate
the matter and will probably order the
rebuilding of all engines of the 1400
Every Graduate Has Been
Placed ii a Good Position.
Do Yovi WgLtt to Prepare
Yoirself For 'Opportunity?
ENROLL MONDAY, JAN. 2. in any of
the Following Studies:
Letter writing, Shorthand,
BROWN'S Won the Grand Prize at the
- .. World's Fair.
BROWN'S can prepare you in the Best
25 Way for a good salary.
Address W. L. READ, Principal
Brown's isiness College
First Accident at Factory.
Peter Bartell, an employe of the
Velie Carriage company, sustained a
two-inch gash of the scalp, back part
of the head, while working about a
freight car yesterday. It is the first
accident recorded for a Velie Carriage
company employe since the opening of
Frey Retains Place.
R. R. Frey, who recently tendered
his resignation as secretary and man
ager of the Racine-Sattley company's
plant at Springfield, has withdrawn
the resignation and will continue with
that company. Mr. Frey. however, has
been promoted to the position of gen
eral sales manager, with headquarters
at Racine. He will also become secre
tary of the company, succeeding Theo
dore Starks. H. G. Moore, formerly
with the John Deere Plow company of
Kansas City, has been secured by .the
Racine-Sattley company for the posi
tion of assistant sales manager. Mr.
Frey will be succeeded at Springfield
by C. W. Reynolds, formerly manager
of the company's branch house at
Omaha, Neb., one of the most efficient
men in the trade.
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Hurt in Fall.
Charles Bloom was picked up uncon
scious and bleeding from the nose in
J the alley adjoining Borgenson's saloon
on the bluff Thursday evening. He
was taken to the city hospital, where
Dr. A. H. Arp is caring for him. Bloom
, was in an intoxicated condition, and
his injuries, which are not serious, are
thought to be due to a fall.
At 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon
at St. Mary's church parsonage, Rev.
Father Kelly performed the marriage
service for Richard Ross, of this city,
and Miss Christina Wagner, foreman
at the Moline Incandescent Lamp com
pany's. The bride and groom were at
tended by Miss Georgia Lloyd and
Bert Grantz. After the ceremony the
wedding party went to the home of
Moses Ross, on Fourth avenue, where
a supper was served, after which the
happy couple departed for the sunny
south, the home of the bride. Mr. and
Mrs. Ross will be at home to their
friends after Jan. 15 at 1117 Twelfth
Odd Fellows' Entertainment.
Plow City canton. No. 72, Patriarchs
Militant, entertained members of the
Moline, Davenport and Rock Island
cantons and subordinate organizations,
encampments and lodges at Metropoli
tan hall Thursday evening. There was
card playing and dancing, and all had
a glorious time. Four guests, who de
cided they would rather furnish enter
tainment than be entertained, took
their initiation into the canton at a
business session which preceded the
social session. W. A. Meesc was one
of the four; Stephen Hicks, of South
Moline, was another. The other two
were from Coal Valley. MaJ. Godfrey,
of Rock Island, and Recruit Moose
gave short, happy talks. The canton
received an invitation to a social which
the Rock Island encampment will give
in January. Altogether the evening
proved a "get together session."
Directory Will Be Issued.
II. N. Stone, the directory man, is
anxious to correct a wrong impression
that has gone out to the effect that he
is about to drop -the directory project.
While he feels discouraged over the
enthusiasm with which the business
houses have taken up the project, still
he says a directory will be Issued. In
stead of such a condition of affairs he
is putting in double time hustling to
overcome the backwardness of some of
the business men in buying the books.
New Rural Route at Port Byron.
Rural route No. 3 ' from Port Byron
will be started Jan. 1C. This route will
go south from Port Byron through
Rapids City and will take in almost
every farm house to Rock river. Of
course this may some day mean the
discontinuance of the postofflco at Rap.
Ids City, but such a thing w!U not oc
cur at present and may never happen.
When you're broke the girls will shy
They turn and fly as you come nigh,
Brace up old man, show some pluck,
Take Rocky Mountain Tea; t'will
change your luck.
T. II. Thomas' pharmacy.
Notice of Re mo vail,
WE wish to announce to the public that after January
1, our dental offices will be located on the second floor of
the Illinois Theatre Building, where we will.be pleased
to meet our patrons, both old and new.
DR.. C. C. MANNING, Mgr.
1610 1-2 Second Avenue.
Rock Island, 111.