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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 100C.
Bob White," which is to be the attrac
.A the Theatre,
tion at the Illinois theater, on Wednes
day evening, Feb. 14. The production
in this city, it is said, will be identical
in every way wth that at the Chestnut
street theater, Philadelphia, where the
record of 100 consecutive performan
ces was reached last season. The orig
inal scenery and costumes will be util
ized and the company of SO people will
include the great beauty chorus and a
"A Pair of Country Kids." Tomor-i
row matinee and night at the Illinois
theater "A Pair of Country Kids" ap
pears. This new rural comedy drama
has been built on entirely new lines
and as true to nature as stage, craft
The Homestead of Musical Comedy
SCENE IN SHADOWS
BOOKINGS AT ILLINOIS.
Feb. 10 "Shadows of a Great City."
Feb. 11 Pair of Country Kids."
Feb. 12 "Homeseekers."
Feb. 14 "Miss Bob White."
Feb. 15 Primrose's Minstrels.
Feb. 19 "The Four Huntings."
Feb. 24 "Reuben in New York."
Feb. 25 Pete Baker in "Legend of
Eva Tanguay Makes a Hit. Eva
Tanguay In "The Sambo Girl." delight
ed a large audience at the Illinois last
eveninsr. Her original style of act
ing and singing quickly won favor and
she was the entire show from the in
stant that an automobile explosion pre
cipitated her upon the stage. She i.
advertised as the "queen of vivacity"
and deserves the title. Her walk ha
been described as a cross between a
cake walk and a jag. Yet with all her
peculiarities she retains those admirable
qualities of feminine delicacy .that pre
vent her giving the impression of
coarseness that would attach to any
other living actress who should at
tempt to imitate her style. There
were numerous curtain calls last even
ing, the audience showing itself appre
ciative to the fullest degree, and flow
ers were sent forward by three of "The
Sambo Girl's" admirers.
Primrose's Minstrels. George Prim
rose and his big minstrel company will
play an engagement Thursday evening
at the Illinois theater. This engage
ment will again emphasize the fact
that negro minstrelsy is not dead, as
this form of entertainment is entirely
an American feature which has grad
ually drifted away from the idea of its
originators. There was a time when
the public would stand for a socalled
minstrel show to appear 'in oriental
m. to 12 mid-
MERCH ANTS' LUNCH Daily
except Sunday; 12 to 2 p. m.
SPECIAL TABLE D'HOTE
DINNER Sunday-evening, C to'
9 p. 'm. Bleuer & Hemenway
Private dining rooms may be
reserved for parties.
Special attention to theatre
Seats may be reserved by telephone.'
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OF A GREAT CITY
scenes and co.stiii'.us, piwdijrid wigs,
and pi'iii :cd f;ic-i wliicii was rather
c hiiii!! in j h lu.ik i:;n;:: I 'cii .!:;. it was
new, but this s:yk !...ving..h.t its nov
elty is no longer c!i;m;i!r.g -and further
more theatergoers now wain Ameri
can minstrelsy t'iat is true to negro
life of Lunation days and truly a
feature of our own country. Mr. Prim
rose and his manager, Janus II. Dick
er, are th first to furnish this old-time
form of amusement, but with modern
embellishments of a kind that enhan
ces the effect. The gaudily bedecked
costumes and white-face minstrelsy has
seen its day. In its place has crime
the merry darky fun intermingled with
up-to-date song anil humor, lei by
Lead the Leaders. Lew Hunting, of
the Four Huntings, who appear here
scon m ineir successmi musical com -
ACT I IN "MISS BOB WHITE."
edy. has this to say about their particu
lar style of entertainment: "A com
plete change is coming to musical com
edy. You may not have noticed it,
but there was a time when anything
with a little music, dancing and com
edy, labeled musical comedy, was very
popular and always successful. The
American showgoer wants to be amus
ed and that stylo of entertainment
amuses better than a serious effort on
the stage. But it must be good as to
music and filled with genuine, clean,
clever comedy. Even a big star or a
well konwn singer does not save it un-
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ARNOLD DALY, WHO APPEAR. S
less it has what is wanted
is a plot.
Had Big Run. In the whole field of
theatricals it will be difficult to find
a more pronounced success than WI1
lard Spencer's comedy opera, "Miss
"The Homeseeker:,." "The Home-
seekers," a new comedy drama which
deals with life, in the south and west,
is meeting with success this season.
One reason why this play has scored
so heavily is because of its natural sit
nations. Its plot is reasonable and
strong with a sustained and intense
heart interest and is intensified by an
assembly of individual characters true
to the locality in which the scenes are
laid. The play was written by E. E.
Samuel a I'd Stanley Wood and has
won for the Di wide recognition as clev
er and accomplished dramatists. Mr.
Samuel is a native of Missouri and
knows his south perfectly, while Stan
ley Wood, was for several years a well
known citizen of Colorado. Both writ
ers have labored in harmony to pro
duce a drama, accurate in its local
color with nothing overdrawn and ev
erything consistent. "The Homeseek
frs" will be given on the evening of
Monday, Feb. 12, at the Illinois theater.
Shaw Play Ccmes. One of the inter
esting theatrical announcements just
made is that Arnold Daly's company
will present Bernard Shaw's merry
comedy. "You Can Never Tell," ar
the Grand opera house, Davenport.
next Thursday and Friday evenings.
j The production in Davenport will be
, me same as tiuring ine .ew ioik iuuj
of the play. The comedy comes her
aided as one of the brightest and wit
tiest that Bernard Shaw has written.
The sale of seats will onen at Klenze's-,
urug store, uavenpori, on .uonuay,
Feb. 12, at S a. m.
Cartoonist Coming. Frank S. Re
gan. the cartoonist, wil; give one of
his famous entertainments in the Sun
day school room of Broadway Presby
terian church Thursday evening next
at S o'clock. Tickets 2r,c, ami the pro-
ceeds are for the benefit ol the Noting
AT THE GRAND NEXT WEEK.
A woman worries until she
wrinkles, then worries because she has
mem. ir sne lakes HolHster's Rocky
mountain lea sne would have neither.
urignt, smiling face follows its use.
oOC. lea or tablets. T. II. Thomas'
Under Cake of Ice. George Rosen,
in employe of the Davenport Ice com
pany, was injured at the company's ice
houses on Rockingham road yester-
lay. Mr. Rosen was at work on the
;econd slide, piking ice. Suddenly he
slipped and fell to the ground, follow
3d by a block of ice which fell on top
of him. The ambulance was called
and he was conveyed to his home, 211
Fillmore street. He was badly shaken
up and somewhat bruised, but no bones
Robbed an Actress. Fred Fitzger
aid. the one-armed strong man who
was bound over to the grand jury tin
der $1,000 bonds Thursday morning
for binding and robbing a deaf mute
was brought before Magistrate Finger
again yesterday to answer to a second
bind-over charge.' The charge was lar
ceny from the person. He waived ex
amination and was again bound over
inder another $1,000. Rae Vernon, the
actress, says that it was after mid
aight when this man assaulted her.
The man suddenly approached her,
ind, striking her in the face, knocked
her down. He then grabbed the hand
Vag which she carried and made off
with it. Although the police could find
no trace of the handbag nor of the
pocketbook containing about $3 in
cash, which was in the handbair. thev
fm,n.I n nowdernnff and a "nandker
Fitzgerald which had been
Big Deal Reported On. It is report
ed on the streets and is a subject of
inquiry by many of the friends of John
Hill, that Mr. Hill had $old his buss
ness and block to an eastern gentleman
wlio was impressed with their value ar
an investment. .Mr. nut wnen seen
would not confirm or deny the report
but it is understood that negotiations
are on w hich may result in a deal. It
would involve about $75,000. the prop
erty including considerable frontage on
Main street, and a well established
business in one of the best equipped
catering houses in Iowa.
Victim of Accident Had Property.
John Gottlieb Geiger, the man -who
died at St. Luke's hospital on Dec. 24,
1903. as the result of injuries sustain
ed in a railroad accident, was not a
tramp or "floater," as such unemploy-
ed wanderers are known to the police.
Evidence has been secured which indi
cates that he owned an estate of con
siderable value in Germany. The ma
ron of St. Luke's hospital recently re
ceived a letter from the National bank
of Luverne, Minn., asking for a cer
tificate of the death of John Gottlieb
Geiger. The letter contains a state
ment to the effect that the man owned
:onsiderable property in Germany.
Geiger was run over at Bettendorf last
December. Both legs were cut off near
the hips. He was conveyed safely to
St. Luke's hospital, but there he died
soon after his arrival.
Obituary Record. Principal A. A.
Miller, ef school No. 12, has returned
from Audubon, Iowa, where he was
called by the serious illness of his
father, Samuel S. Miller, formerly of
Davenport. His venerable parent pass
ed away on Sunday, Feb. 4.
Thursday evening, at her late home,
1230 Le Claire street, occurred the
death of Persise Louise Reger, at the
age of 4C years. Death was due to
oedma of the larynx. The remains
were shipped to Monmouth.
Mr. and Mrs. John Glvnn
1104 Gaines street, are mourning the
ilp.nJh nf thplr little snn William nrhlrh
occurred yesterday afternoon at about
The child was nearly a
PREPARE FOR THE MINSTREL
Large Chorus Labors Preparatory to
Bethany Home Benefit.
The minstrel entertainment to be
given at the Illinois, Tuesday, Feb. 27,
under the auspices of the Bethany Pro
tective association, for the purpose of
raising funds for the maintenance of
the home, promises to be a great suc
cess. The chorus, which includes over
70 well trained voices, is holding re
hearsals three nights a week, an J will
continue to do so until the week pre
ceding the entertainment, when re
hearsals will be held nightly.
H. A. Barnard Stricken. Mrs. H. A.
Barnard has received word from Cres
cent City, Fla., that her husband, II. A.
Barnard, who went to Hot Springs,
Ark., some months ago for the benefit
of his health, and who after a shor:
stay there joined A. S. Wright in Flor
ida, had suffered a stroke of paralysis.
The doctors say that if Mr. Barnard
rallies from the stroke, as there is ev
ery reason to believe he will, he will
not be able to be moved from his pres
ent place of residence until warm
Injured in Fall. F. A. Burgston, pro
prietor of the Union store, slipped and
fell at the corner of Eighth avenue
and Sixteenth street while on his wa
to his home at 921 Sixteenth street
He was so shaken up from the fore
of the fall that he was unable to rise
and he lay on the slippery walk till
groans attracted passersby. and he
was assisted to his house. He will be
confined to his home for two or three
Death of Old Resident. Mrs. Cath
erine Stehr, for 50 years a resident of
Moline and one of the respected Ger
man settlers of the county, passed to
her rest at 7: SO Thursday evening at
the family home, 1524 Seventh avenue
after two weeks of illness with grip
Mrs. Stehr was the widow of the late
Henry Stehr, who was found dead in
his woodshed one morning a year ago
last Xovember. As Miss Catherine La-
digrs she landed in New York from the
old country the morning of Oct. 3, 1S54
On the same vessel on which Miss La-
diges crossed the ocean was Henry
Stehr, and together they came direct to
Moline. They were united in marriage
in this city in the same month Oct. 31
and Mrs. Stehr was one of the few
esidents who came here when Moline
was little more than a settlement nest
ling under the bluffs, and who was a
witness of its panorama of develop-
inent. Mrs. Stehr was born in Blank
enass, Holstein, Germany, Feb. 4, 1S23,
and thus had just entered the 82nd
year of her life, surviving ner are
four daughters and one son: Mary
Stehr of Port Byron, Mrs. Josephine
Kerr of Butte, Mont., Mr. Tina Wied
emann of Port Byron, Emily and Fer
dinand at home.
Seven Join Woman's Club. Mrs.
Jphn McEniry was elected by the ex
ecutive board of the Woman's club
yesterday at the home of Mrs. F. G.
Allen to succeed Mrs. K. H. Sleight as
chairman of the sanitation and street
vigilance committee of the civic de
partment. Mrs. Sleight wa3 elected
chairman of the department several
weeks ago to succeed Mrs. Enegren
which left a vacancy In this commit
tee. The following applications for
membership were acted upon to be re-
nnrl - prf favnrnhlv at tho mootlno tv.:
afternoon: Mrs. Henry Sloat. Miss
I Miss Bob I
SALE MONDAY MORNING. FEB. 12.
50c, 75c, SI, $1.50. 'Phone W 224
Inez Long, Moline; Miss Florence T.
TmLcrlake, Mrs. Carl Helpenstell
Miss Julia Battles. Miss Emma Bat
tles. Miss Charlotte Ken worthy. Rock
Just a little Kodol after meals will
relieve that fulness, belching, gas on
stomach, and all other symptoms of
indigestion. Kodol digests what you
eat, and enables the stomach and di
gestive organs to perform their func
tions naturally. All druggists.
Hoarseness or loss of voice
immediately relieved. Noth
ing excels this simple remedy
Sunday, Feb. 11.
Mnllne ii ml Mslit.
The Hilarious Kural Comedy.
"A Pair of Country Kids"
SKI-J the R.alistic Kxplopion, the
Wharf Scene. Itcscuo from the Waves.
ski: the Country Dance, the Lively
Kids, the Funny Old Folks.
A scenic production complete. Ten
Kreat specialties ami musical numbers.
A Kuarantoed now and first class pro
duction. PKICES Matinee, lOo and 2".c; even
ing-. 25c. 3,'c and f0e. Scat sale Friday
morning at 9 o'clock.
OlRkCTION CHAINS ERUN.KINPT A COMPANY.
Monday, Evening, Feb. 12.
A CLEVEH AHEI1ICAX 1M.AV.
Showing: a heart-interesting- scene
the breaking- of home ties, and depict
ing the strenuous life attending the set
tlement of the
GREAT SlOir.V IIKSEIIVATION.
Intense and thrilling situations, with
comedy, love and intrigue Intermingled.
Interpreted by an Excellent Caste.
Ilenr I lie llninrnrrkrrii Qnarfette.
PRICKS i r.Oc, 7So box, 1.0O.
Seat sale Saturday a. m., 9 o'clock.
at theater. Thone W22-I.
OlMCTION CHAMBEPUM. KlNUTA COftPAMV.
Wednesday Evening, Feb. 14.
The Nixon & Zimmerman Operas Cora-
iu.ny i-resenis wiiiard upenser s
Iainty Comedy Optra,
.1ISS BOB WHITE
The Old IIonifMtrnd of Mimical (om-
"A production of the first magnitude:
every crystal a radiant gem; music
worth while, a plot of sense: a com
pany that can sing, dunce and amuse."
'Praised bv nuluit and i.r.ij rrnm h
lakes to the gulf and from ocean to
CO People Company' (Inn O reheat ra
I'retfy. .Minhle ;lrl a feature.
AX OFKItA WITIIOLT A l'AUt UV
Sale of seats opens Mundav rinrnln
t 9 o'clock at theatre.
Price 2.-.c. Cue. 73c. II. 11.50: box'
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aiNf.cn or CtMnttNUN,KiNOTiConiNv.
Saturday, Feb. 10.
Matinee and Mailt.
The Rest Melodrama Ever C.lt'i.n to llm
A Hnlenilld fttory f love. nnthM an, I
delightful eomedy. MnrvelitUM Meenie
-!.--(. AU.iHH) KalluMM ut real nairr
iifltuill)- UMed u I be ataite In Ibe beau
tiful river Mi-ene.
IlnrKiiln Mallnee ITIcen Adults, 2'.-;
children. 10c. Kvenfng, 2r,e, r.Oc, ?r. ;
box, $1. Scat sale at 9 a. nj. Thursday
Opposite Harper House
Week Ccinmencing Feb. 12.
HAVERLY & McCREA, sidewalk
LEW WELCH, the famous Hebrew
comedian and parodist.
JULIA EDWARDS, Spanish ring ar
tist. DALY & O'BRIEN, tanglefoot danc
MISS STANLEY, illustrated song,
"Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie."
CRYSTALSCOPE, "Moving Day,"
"No Children Allowed."
Three Shows Daily 3:00, 8:00 and "
9:15. Two matine&s every Sunday at
2:15 and 3:30. Admission, 10 cents.
Thursday Evening, Feb. 15.
FRANK S. REGAN
Auspices of the