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THE AKGUS, FRIDAY, .TUIA' 13, 100G.
: Ross Has
IFas Once a Bold, Bad
Man In Old Days of
Deadwood, S. D. He
Learned to Be an Actor
IVhile Dodging "C rit-
From Our New York Dramatic Corre
Charles J. Ross, loading comedian of
The Social Whirl" at the Castno thea
ter. New York, who is knowu as one
of the most versatile actors in the
country, being equally clever at bur
lesque and serious acting, was asked
the other evening how it was that
there was so much variety in his
"Because I began as a variety actor,"
answered Mr. I toss.
"When I went on the stage there was
no such term as 'vaudeville. Back, in
those days a man played anything that
came to band, whether In the legiti
mate' or in that part of the business
that corresponds to what Is now known
as two a day.
In the latter we were known as
variety actors because we did a va
riety of things.
"When I was little more than a kid
I began performing out In Deadwood,
S. D. That was when the Black Hills
mining excitement was at its height
and Deadwood was the toughest town
on the map.
"Deadwood Dick. 'Calamity Jane'
and other celebrities shice famous in
lurid literature were then living facts,
and the halls In which the shows were
jriven were filled with red nhirtetl min
ers with bristling belts and trousers
tucked Into the tops of muddy boots.
"Those were exacting audiences,
can tell you.
"If not pleased, a man would begin
"Amid those surroundings in course
of an evening I would do a song and
A POEM TO OKLAHOMA.
CHARLES J. BOSS IN "THE SOCIAL WHIBL."
aance, play the hero In a one act melo
drama, go In for a burlesque comedy
turn and box four rounds.
"In fact. I had to adapt myself to
any circumstances that arose, and the
excitement attending the performances
was such that I was constrained to do
my level best In each.
"I got Into habits in those days of
doing anything that came to hand, and
If I have attained any success in my
maturer work I ascribe it largely to
"I could not be happy doing the same
old thing over and over again. Such
a thing as playing the same part 2.000
times would be a physical or nervous
In'possibility for me.
"I was raised in 'variety,' and vari
ety I must have."
HOW TO PITCH CURVES.
Kxpert Describes Execution of Lead
ing; Twlrltna; Twists.
".A well known XatTonnl league pitch
er descriltes the delivery of various
curves as follows:
The Incurve Is pitched with a fide arm
motion, the ball being released over the
tips of the first two fingers, the arm being-
swept around with a lateral motion.
Some pitchers throw an Incurve by
Vi-asping the ball with all four fingers
and permitting It to slip over the tips.
The outcurve Is produced usually by
grasping the ball with the first two fin
gers and the thumb, with the back of the
hand turned downward. The fingers are
pressed firmly against the ball, which is
When delivering the spit ball the first
and second fingers are moistened on the
tongue, and the ball slips over the ends
Of these fingers.
In the drop the ball rolls over the aids
of the first finger. Some pitchers give the
fe&nd a snap as the ball leaves It.
Und of My Drramlln," the Title
Verses by Ueonsje R. Hall.
Since Oklahoma hjs been changec
frr.m it forritnrv tn instate (ieoree R
Hall, editor of the 'llenryetta Free
Lance, has written these stanzas
"Land of My DreamluK." says Cuth
rle (Okla.) correspondent of the Kan
sas City Star:
I.ar.J of the mistletoe, smiling In oplen
-,. rmm the hnrrlor bind, mvstic asd old
Sweet are the memories, precious and
Linked with thy summers of azure and
O Oklahoma, fair land of my dreaming.
Land of the lover, the loved and the
Cherish thy legends with tragedy teem
Legends where love 'reckoned not of the
Land of Sequoyah, my heart's In thy
O Tulledega. how can I forget?
Calm are thy vales, where the silences.
Wake into melody tinged with regret.
Let the deep chorus of life's music, throb
Swell to full harmony born of the
Or for the loved and lost tenderly sob
Drop to that cadence that whispers of
Land of the mistletoe, here's to thy glory;
Here's to thy daughters as fair as the
Here's to thy pioneer sons, In whose story
Valor and love shall live endlessly on!
OHIO GOVERNOR'S WIFE.
How Mrs. Harris Views Her Position
In Official Society.
The wife of CJeneral Andrew Harris,
who by the death of Ooveruor Fattison
of Ohio has become governor, is very
domestic in her tastes and much at
tached to her home, says a Columbus
(O.) special dispatch to the Philadelphia
Press. She is not at all pleased with
the proposition of life in Coluuibus.
When interviewed at her home at Ea
ton, O., recently she was canning cher
ries and expressed the opinion that a
man with three farms to look after
hadn't any time to give to public af
She Is a sprightly little woman, sixty-
one years old, but active aud strong.
Every morning she polishes her cook
stove, washes her own dishes and
scrubs htr kit hen. She rinds time to
work in her kitchen garden, too, and
declared that she did not propone to
come to Columbus to live until she
had pulled her onions and laid them
awav for the winter.
Statue to California Soldiers.
A line bronze statuary group has re
cently leen completed by a company
in Chicago for Oolden tJate park In
San Praucisco in honor of the First
regiment of that state ou its return
from the Philippines at the close of
the Spanish-American war. says the
Chicago Chronicle. The group is after
a model designed and executed by
Douglas Tlldeu, the leading sculptor
of the Golden State. Its group In
cludes a figure of the war goddess
Minerva, mounted upon a winged
charger, with drawn sword and 'wav
ing flag, leading the forces In battle.
At one side strides an American offi
cer, and underneath the horse's hoofs
Is a soldier, shot and dylug, but still
defiant. The statue Is eighteen feet
high and will be mounted upon a pedes
tal of California granite twelve feet
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PRAISE FOR A FAMOUS MEDICINE
Mr. Willadsen Tells How She Tried Lydla
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Mrs. T. C. Willadsen, of Mannine,
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CITY IN A SKYSCRAPER
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'Before I wrote to you, telline you how I
felt, I had doctored for over two years steady
and spent lots of money on medicines besides,
but it all failed to help me. My monthly pe
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bearing-down pains, and I was so weak I
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every suffering woman in the country to
write you lor help as 1 aid."
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Charge. Address, Lynn, Mass.
Preacher's Scheme to Build One
Along Christian Lines.
WILL BE EEEOTED IN CHICAGO
Rev. Dr. George F. Hall Plans
(lurch, Cnivemit y, Hotel and
Stores, All In One Building-, For
Ambitious Young Folks To lrovid
Good Society For Poor Workers.
Undlscouraged by the foreclosure
proceedings against his Chicago-Texas
Land and Lumber company. Dr.
George F. Hall, pastor of the inde
pendent congregation which worships
in the Bush Temple theater, promises
to carry the enterprise to a successful
Issue and to build in Chicago a "Chris
tian temple" at a cost of $5,000,000,
says a Chicago special dispatch to the
St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
At his offices in the Security building
Dr. Hall spoke enthusiastically and
confidently of both propositions.
The "Christian temple" is to be an
eighteen story skyscraper on the North
Side In the vicinity of Lincoln park.
Dr. Hall, who Is the originator of the
idea, has planned a complete Christian
city under one roof. The main pur-j
pose is to provide good society for the
working young men and women of
Chicago who are now compelled to
live in cheap rooms and are deprived
of all social diversion.
Five floors of the temple are to be
devoted to a university which will ac
commodate 12.000 pupils who must
obtain their education at night, if at
In the building there will be 3.000
rooms, and each room will be rented
to two young men or two young wo
men at a rate, per Individual, of $2.50
a week. The young people will have
their clubs, lodges, societies, parties,
etc.. all under one roof.
The auditorium will be one of the
most splendid In Chicago if Dr. Hail's
plans are carried to fulfillment. It will
seat 12.000 at one time, and will be
so arranged that the stage will be in
the center of the auditorium.
In the eighteen story temple there
will be banquet halls, restaurants, laun
dries, rooms for servants and attend
ants, a bank, chapels, recreation rooms.
study rooms, etc. In fact, the young
people need not go out of the temple
to live a complete life.
Dr. Hall declared he was In New
York recently and talked with a bond
ing firm, and was assured that the
money with which to finance the Chris
tian temple would be forthcoming
whenever he decided to launch the en
TAFT MOST POLITE OF MEN.
Gave His Car Seat to Three Women,
Justice Brewer Told Vale Men.
At the Yale alumni meeting the other
day in New Haven Justice Brewer was
one of the speakers, says the New
York tuu. He began by referring to
the many colored costumes which con
fronted him and added, "And those
gentlemen In the striped garb would
make us think perhaps that they had
recently retired from the United States
Speaking of Secretary Taft, he said:
"Now, Secretary Taft is the politest
man alive. I heard that recently he
arose In a street car and gave his seat
to three women."
In President Hadley's address his
main suggestion, that Yale have fewer
professors and pay them better, was
received with surprise, but Tith some
enthusiasm. He said rather bluntly:
"Yale would be better off if one-half
of the faculty were to be dropped (I
will not say which half) and the pay
of the other correspondingly raised."
President Hadley told a new class
room story or I'roressor l nomas
Lounsburv in announcing the latter'a
retirement from the faculty. He said:
"Professor Lounsbury was teaching
an inattentive class. He turned to
them and said: 'Gentlemen, bear with
me a few minutes. I have yet a few
pearls to cast.' "
Arcadia In Missouri.
The Arcadia assembly Is a new Mis
souri enterprise, says the Missouri
Farmers' Herald. Robert us Love is
the organizer. Aug. IS to 31 is the first
annual encampment, and the summery
section of the state, where the breezes
blow ever from the southward, Is to be
the site. There are Chautauquas with
out number, but this Love affair Is to
be the Arcadia, which is entirely dif
ferent. The assembly would be an Ar
cadia even though it was held at Hobo-
ken or Kalamazoo. It will be more so
at a place so beautiful and bonny as
Arcadia. Some sort of organization
will be effected by these forces which
are working toward the restoration of
the indei endence of men by Inducing
people to get out of the clutch of city
slavery and live the natural life the
rural or the simple life. John Bur
roughs' creed has been adopted as the
shibboleth of the Arcadia.
nutirers Professor on Lodr Walk.
Professor Edwin Bell Davis, profess
or of romance languages at Rutgers
college In New Brunswick. N. J., ac
companied by his son Donald, started
the other morning on a walking tour
to the Adirondacks, where he will re
main until the reopening of college In
the fall, says the New York Tribune.
Last whiter Professor Davis had a se
vere attack of typhoid fever nnd thinks
this way of passing his vacation will
build him up for his fall work. For the
last five years Professor Davis has
taken long walking tours. The tramp
ers took with them puns, fishing rods
and a tent.
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NEVER RUNS OUT
WHEN IT COMES TO BUYING, SELLING OR EXCHANGING
SECOND HAND GOODS I STAND ALONE. NOW THEN THE MOST
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WILL BUY MORTGAGES AND NOTES. MAKE SMALL LOANS
ON REAL ESTATE. OPEN EVENINGS.
J. W. JONES, 1623 2d Ave.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
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112 West Seventeenth Street.
A neat Utile cottage, 5 rooms,
14 street, lot
A new 7-room house, 44th
street, just being built. Beau
tiful location, near
car line $2,000
An 8-room house on 13th av
enue near 10th street, mod
dern, lot 4 0x1 Co 52,000
A C room house on 9th
street, near 3th avenue,
lot 70x130 $2,000
A very pretty cottage on 7th
avenue, G rooms, city water,
fine lot 30x140 $2,600
A modern C-room cottage,
electric lights, hot air fur
nace, east front
14th street $2,700
An up-to-date cottage, C
rooms, large reception hall,
east front, lot 50x1 15 V&.
14 y2 street $3,000
A story and a half house, Cth
avenue above 2Sth street, C
rooms, good barn, lot
4GxlCS, a bargain $2,600
A neat little 5-room cottage
on 21ct street above loth av
enue, one of the best resi
dence districts in
A beautiful little houre, C
rooms, on 14th street, mod
ern, has big shady front
A 7-room house, Fifteenth
street, near Long View park.
Modern in every particular.
An elegant home $3,500
A nine-room house; furnace,
bath, electric lights and gas;
cement walks, elegant laun
dry, carpenter shop in rear
worth $:!00; on 29th street;
a big snap
A seven-room house on 12th
street; gas and city water;
east front; new house;
lot 00x190 $3,300
An S-room modern home ou
22nd street, bath, furnace,
electric lights, a
snap at $3,700
A beautiful home on Kith
street. C rooms, elegant re
ception hall, thoroughly
A modern home on 12th
street, 7 rooms, electric lights
hot air furnace, paved street,
lot 40x140 $4,100
A brand new nine-room house
on 42nd street; modern hi
every particular; an elegant
.'ocation for a
An S room house on 2lt
street, above Ninth avenue,
modern Improvements, east
front, lot 50x140 $4,300
A big lot 03x140, on 4th av
enue', two houses on lot, ono
a large modern home, the oth
er a small cottage, beautiful
location and a decided
An 8-room house,
22nd street, lot
A beautiful home on 7th av
enue, modern in every detail,
good barn on lot, C0xl2C.
paved ttreet $5,000
An elegant house on 21st
street, east front, nine rooms,
modern throughout ...$6,500
A fine large homo on 18th
street, 10 rooms, modem,
lot 100x175 $15,000
A new seven-room house at
1228 12th street; gas and city
water; big lot; rent will he
made low for a desirable
We have $0,300 worth of
Sterling. 111., 5 per cent muni
cipal bonds for sale at par,
thus netting the purchaser 5
per cent per annum. This is
an Ideal Investment one that
is absolutely safe, with no
trouble or oelay In collection
of interest or principal.
Two brick store buildings
with flats on second floor,
will sell one or both, never
vacant, will net better than
' 8 per cent after taking out ev
ery possible expense. Can be
bought at reasonable figure.
Building lots, $50 down and
balance $10 per month. We
have them all over town.
Fire insurance, surety
bonds of all kinds at lowest
Money to loan on real es
tate. Our office will be open Wed
nesday and Saturday nights.
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IS01 1-2 Second Ave. Old Phone 702Y
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