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THE ARGUS,- FRIDAY. DECEMBER 28, 190G.
j&i the Theater
OOOKINGS AT THE ILLINOIS.
Dec. 28 Oriental Burlesque Com
pany. "Dec. 29 "Painting the Town.'
Dec. 30 ''The County Chairman";
Dec. 31 "A Child cf the Streets."
For Month of January. "The Mil
lionaire Tramp, matinee and evening;
"Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway;"
Mildred -Holland, in "A Paradise of
Lies;" "The Daisy Farm," matinee and
night; "In the Bishop's Carriage," mat
inee and evening; "The Typewriter
Girl;" "On the Bridge at Midnight;
Amelia Bingham, In "The Lilac Room'
matinee and evening; "Raffles," mati
nee and evening; . "The Convict's
Daughter," matinee and evening.
Primrose Minstrels, matinee and even
ing; "It Happened in Xordland;" "The
Champagne Girls;" "Papa's Boy," mat
inee and evening; Arthur Dunn, in
"The Little Joker."
BOOKINGS AT THE MO LINE.
. Dec 29 George H. Yale, in "Paint
ing the Town."
Dec. 30 "The Maid and the Mum
my," (matinee). .
Dec 31 "The Pit."
Jan. 1 "The Circus Rider," matinee.
Jan. 4 "The Dairy. Farm."
Jan. 5 "The Typewriter Girl," mat
inee. Jan. .6 "Forty-Five. Minutes from
Jan. 7 "On the Bridge at Midnight."
Jan. 12 "Wonderland," matinee.
Jan. 13 "For Her Sake," matinee.
Jan. 19 Primrose . Minstrels, mati
nee. Jan. 20 "The Convict's Daughter."
Jan. 21-26 Dubinsky Bros.
Jan. 23 "Uncle Josh Perkins."
Jan. 31 Arthur Dunn in "The Little
BOOKINGS AT THE GRAND.
Jan. 17 "The Social Whirl."
A novel singing and "dancing feature
has been prepared in an . ensemblj
number requiring the entire force of
the company, entitled "The : Emigrants."
'Painting the-Town," The new mu-
One of Best - of Light Comedies.
George Ade's quaint -comedy "The
County Chairman," which will be pr
sented at the Illinois theater Sunday,
Dec. 30, matinee and night, evidently
has no rivals in the esteem of the
public for its tour is one long triumph
attested by crowded houses which ap
prove with heartiest laughter the nijthy
drolleries, well drawn types and pic
torial features of the play. "The Coun
ty Chairman" appeals especially to the
lovers of light comedy, and the graph
ic and clever portrayal of characters
which Mr. Ade has transferred from
nature, furnish a fund of merriment to
the playgoers who appreciate clean cut
and truthfully painted humanity. One
writer said of it; "The production is
radically different from any of the oth
er Ade offerings. It is a plain every
day story of an election for prosecut
ing attorney In a rural county in the
middle west, some time in the SO's. In
the SO's is a somewhat indefinite
period, just far enough away to give
us a tinted perspective of things that
happened then. We all remember a
county campaign, the opposing candi
dates, the bitter rivalry, the oratory
from stumps and the dedecked plat
form and store boxes." We all remem-
I ber the fife and drum corps -and the
village girls marching in parade car
rying banners whereupon:, was inscri!
ed the name of the states. The village
loafer, who never worked except when
there was a campaign we know the
village milliner and th? village school
teacher, and by just shutting his eye3
one minute when a straplirtg youngster
rode in on an ordinary bicycle of the
vintage of S0 odd, every man could
transport himself back to a situation
like that seen on the stage. The storv
case. She is a northerner by birth ana
education, and knows little about the
darkey either here or In his native ele
ment. Probably the hit of her career
has been made- in singing the song,
"Bill Simmons," or "I Can't Keep Still
When the Music Plays," which is one
of the big musical hits of "The Social
Whirl," to be at the Grand opera house,
Davenport, Thursday night, Jan. 17.
She says the greatest compliment she
ha3 received for. her work is the mash
notes from real coons who take her Id
be one of their ldnd. "
. sical' play, "Painting the Town," which is of a political campaign, with the
- will be presented tomorrow at the Iili- office at stake for which there are
Elite's Seats Have Arrived. Last
night was a busy night at the new
Elite theater on Eighteenth street. All
through the silent hours could be heard
the steady strokes of the hammer, help
Ing install the new seats which ar
rived late yesterday afternoon to take
the place of the benches which have
been in use since the house opened.
Fifty men were kept hustling from the
time the evening performance closed
until long after midnight, getting the
seats In place. Those who witnessed
last night's performance ' to see the
house today would scarcely believe
that such a change could be accom
plished In so short a space of time.
The chairs which are fine opera, of a
beautiful mahogany finish, only serve
in making this one of the finest, a9
well as comfortable and safest little
houses- in the west. It was- a great
disappointment to Manager Frieden-
wald that he could not get the chairs
in time for his opening, but from'now
on he can guarantee his many patrons
that they can come and enjoy a good,
first class vaudeville performance in
comfort. The bill this week is a strong
one, and Fontinelle, the mechanical
wonder of Europe, has the people
guessing. Whether he is a . real flesh
and blood man, or simply a machine
gotten up by some one's ingenuity is
still an unsolved mystery. J. Bernard
Dyllyn has become very-popular with
the ladies, and Stanton and Sandberg
are making a hit in their laughable
comedy act. Cora Youngblood Carson
is a fine muscian and keeps the audi
ence applauding her vocal and Instru
mental solos. Hilda Orth, the new il
lustrated song singer, has a sweet
OF G. in WE
Annual TriCity Initiation to be
Held Sunday Evening by
Knights cf Columbus.
GOOD CLASS FROM THIS CITY
Second and Third Degrees to be Exem
plified. With Banquet and Speech
es to Conclude Session.
Sunday will be a red letter day for
the members of the Knights of Colum
bus In the three cities, the annual trl
city initiation being held Sunday even
ing in Moline. There are about 1C can
didates from this city to receive the
second and third degrees of the organ
ization. A new-departure will be the
elimination of the .work of the first de
gree, the individual councils having
exemplified this' degree on the candi
dates. In the past' the degree work,
banquet, and oratory prolonged the
gathering to a very late hour',' and In
terfered with the arrangements. It
is planned to allow more time for the
social features of the event by working
only the second and third degrees.
Committer In Chnriif-
The committee in charge of the ar
rangements includes Grand Knight3
E. J. Burns of this city, J. E. Halli
gan of Davenport, and Edward Coryn
of Moline. The local arrangements
committee is composed of Joseph Gei-
ger. E. M. Burt, T. F. LaVelle, and E.
J. Burns. The Davenport committee
includes J. E. Hailigan, Joseph Voltz,
Maurice F. Donegan, and W. J. Mc
Cor. 2nd Harrison
Byron Douglas, Eunice Shannon, Hose
Etynge, and Sam Reed.
Full or Semi - Dress for That .
Wedding, Banquet or Social Function
NEED a Full Dress Suit quick? Stay away from the last affair for
lack of the proper apparel? Belter stop in and take a look at our
complete exhibit of high grade, hand tailored Full Dress Suits and Tuxedo
Jackets; made with the precision, skill and finiih of the best tailor mad?
kind and the difference in price .will interest you.
All the requisites of correct Afternoon and Evening Dress:
Silk and Opera Hats, Full Dress Shirtsy White Kid
Gloves, Full Dress Waistcoats, Collars, Neck Dress, etc.
Reductions in Bath Robes and Smoking Jackets
Our r-nprecodehted holiday trade leaves us with broken lots of liath Robes,
Smoking Jackets, etc., which we will close out at once at reduced prices.
$7.50 Bath Robes - $4.50
Domet, Eiderdown and imported
German Blanket Robes, val- 4L4
ues up to $7.50, special at . . .Pt:r
$10 Smoking Jackets $7.50
Velours and Tricots in brown, green,
blue and plum shades, val- 7 L
ues to $10, special at.. . . 2
SIMON r LANDAUEK
Elks Will Entertain. When Mildred
Holland comes to Rock Island Jan. 4
in "A Paradise of Lies." the local lodge
voice as well as pretty song, and be-'of Elks umier whose auspices she ap
came a favorite at once. The last act, J peared here last year, will make her
"The Red Girl." is one, of the finest the object of especial attention . A sec
seen on any of the vaudeville stages.' tion of tne minois will be reserved for
They carry all their own scenery and members of the lodge, and the dis-
GENE GAUNTIER, IN "THE COUNTY CHAIRMAN."
nois theater for matinee and night, un
der the management of the Charles H.
-Yale Amusement company has, accord
ing to Manager Yale, all the "ear
marks" of a great success. It is a
combination of opera, comedy, spec
tacle, ballet and pantomime, with an
unusually large investiture of scen
.ery, startling mechanical features,
sumptuous costuming and the latest
novelties in electric lighting and ef
fects. -The story of "Painting the
Town," Is said to be bright, clean and
funny," while the ccmedy complications
appeal to those who enjoy a hearty
laugh. The music, which has been es
pecially composed for the piece, is new
and original, ranging from grand opera
to the ever welcome ensemble number.
two candidates, one an elderly skin
! flint and the other a young lawyer just
' starting out and who is in love with
J the pretty daughter of the rival can
The Oriental Extravaganza .Com
pany. : The Oriental Extravaganza
company is said to be an entirely new
production. "The Orientals" have al
ways carried the reputation of being
one of the best traveling organizations
of its kind en route. Two new burlet
tas have been added in conjunction
with an olio. At the Illinois tonight.
was failing rapidly. Urn alike beuiir hIouk-m-b
wotjub. Afwr taking lit lislf a
tablet of Kick a poo Worm K illrr he paxant
ix worm a. Sh- now sleeps well and la
positfTRly removes all worms, leaving do
lll-t-llfrt. Cures fool brratlt, diarrlMBa,
Imt-wrUinK,' constipation, nvTiittnma,
spasms, etc., or rowwj Im-k. 1 TOftmsu or
bjwaU,ttu. Samples and adnc free.
Kickapoo Medicine Co. ClintonviMe.Conn.
Always .IVeinfnber tAe Ftul .Name
gaxahvo llrozao Qumma
Carts aCold InOneDey, Cnpla 2 Cays
Might Be Worse. Charles B. Han
ford, who like all other tragedians, had
to wait seme years for the substantial
rewards of his profession in any great
abundance; has a share of philosophy
in his nature. He was recently asked
whether he did not deplore existing
theatrical conditions. "They have their
disadvantages," answered Mr. Hanford.
"Yet it Is quite possible that a future
generation will turn to the past, as we
ourselves are turning, and refer to the
early part of the 20th century as 'the
palmy days of the drama." - . -
Davis Shows Versatility. Richard
Harding Davis lias reached a point in
his career where he can write a splen
did play with the same facility that
marks his work in the field of litera
ture. His most" recent contribution to
the stage is "The Galloper," in which
Raymond Hitchcock is starring.
Coming to Grand. Owing to Ade
laide Sharpe's great success in singing
coon songs, it has been supposed that
she ia a southerner, but such Is not the
have just come from a successful tour
of the east where they have played all
the larger houses. The show closes
with a pretty Christmas picture, "The
Eve Before Christmas." Next week
Mr. Friedenwald iutends to give the
people of Rock Island a taste of real
Ade's Routine. George Ade awoke
from troubled slumber on his Indiana
farm. Calling his valet, he said: "Wil
lyum, have the . cows been exercised
this morning?" "Yes, sir." "Did you
order my foreman to have the pigs
washed?" "Yes, sir." "Very well.
Telephone to town for some more fresh
eggs and country butter and send my
secretary here. I wish to announce
to the newspapers that the report of
my engagement to Miss Trippie de
Vere of the Sundown Burlesquers is
unequivocally false." Birmingham
tinguished actress will be entertained
after the close of the performance in
the club rooms.
Roselle Knott in NewT Play. Roselle
Knott In her new offering. "The Duch
ess of Devonshire," was at the Illinois
last night and gave a poor house an
exceptionally good entertainment.
While there are a few weak spots in
the support, its general excellence
makes up for all deficiencies. The
scenic equipment is unusually gor
Friday, Dec. 28.
i:i;jrri:i; i'hkttv voim; i.adihs.
Seven Funny Comedians.
WITH WATSON OK 1 !)TA I..
PRICKS 25c, 5ic and V.r.o. phono west
Prominent Names in Cast. Half a
dozen very prominent names appear in
the cast of Channing Pollock's drama
tization of Miriam Michelson's popular
story, "In the Bishop's Carriage,"
which is to be played at the Illinois
theater on Sunday, Jan. C. Heading
the cast is Jessie Busley, the newest
Liebler & Co. star, who plays the part
of Nance Olden, and who may be call
ed a female "Raffles." The other prom
inent roles are taken by James Keane,
Long Tennessee Fight.
For 20 years W, L. Rawls, of Bolls.
Tenn., fought -nasal catarrh. He
writes: " "The swelling and soreness
inside my nose was fearful, till I be
gan applying Bucklen's Arnica Salve
to the sore surface; this caused tho
soreness and swelling to disappear,
never to return. Best salve in exist
ence.. 25c at W, T. Hartz, druggist.
Davis & Churchill. Circuit Operator
Three I'erf or manor IJnlly Three.
10c ADMISSION 10c
Reserved seats. 20c: Saturday matinee,
tbildren under 12 years. &c.
n n ? tp
Large Reductions in Coais
OUR ideas of good merchandising: require that
all lines of outer apparel be closed out while
yet in season. While it is near the end of the sea
son as far as the store is concerned, it is far from
over for you. Considering that thera is combined
in all our garments to an unusual degree, excel
lent materials, fine workmanship and correct
style, these prices are doubly important.
45-inch loose and tight fitting
coats in black and castor; reg
ular $8.50 values, now
Regular. $ 12.50 coats, of kersey,
covert and fancy mixtures; most
ly loose back styles;
All our regular $15 coats, in
plain and novelty materials, in-,
eluded at this
price ...... 9.95.
All $18.50 coats, including ker
seys, novelties and broadcloths,
are reduced to the low -price
$20 coats, consisting of the snap
piest styles Of . the season, are
now reduced to .
only ....... 14.75
$28,50 coats, In kerseys and nov
elties, in loose and tight fitting
styles, are now re
duced to ...... . . . 19.95
Reductions on Children's Winter Coats.
LOT 1 Children's coat, splen
didly made of good, warm ma
terial, in most desirable colors ;
worth to $3; reduced
to only 1.69
LOT 2 Coats that most any .
fond mother will be pleased
with; coaie in good, serviceable
materials; 4 to 14 years;
were $4; now ......,. 2.48
LOT 3 CoatFof bearskin :cloth
and plush, for 4; to C year old.
children; heavy novelty and
plain cheviot c6als r
$5.75 coats for. .. . . 3.48
LOT 4 All our.chlldren's warm
winter coats; " that . were up to
$0.50, are now, reduced tov
close out to only . . . 4.75 -
Saturday, Dec. 29.
T SEVERS THE
HEAR YE! HEAR YE! HEAR YE!
Mallnff sad NIkIiC.
Charles II. y;jle Amusement Company
I'rrsent the New Musical
1 1 u r rail,
PAINTING THE TOWN
Written for Iniehincr Purposes Onlv.
Twenty JVew MiiMirnl Number tirnnd
KntteiulilcM Three Pretty HnlletM.
I.n Dnnee Den llarlequineH HIk Muasleal
Novelty. "The Kmiicrnnta.' The
One -Mr lit Stnuil ;irl. noil
Other rw lilroK.
MAMMOTH COMPANY OF SIXTY
Headed by Hallitlay ami T,ennarl. In- q
clurles Mazie Kln?. lOUith W. Uiwe,
lAtui.se Sunford. ainl all the best feat- r
ures of Opera. Comedy, Vaudeville, Pan- Q
tnmfmn ti.l 13-ill.ut ' ! i
Tnnea lou Will Whlntle.
Souk Vou Will Sinic.
1 am persuaded that every time a. O
man smiles hut more so when he O
laughs it adds something to this frag- O
ment of life." Stern. Q
Therefore. Come and l.niis-h with I'm. O
l'lilCKS Matinee. 2".e and r.oo: niKht. O
2;e, ?, 7c and $1. Seat sale at thea
ter. Phone west-224.
fmm t i iii'm'i i tmm '
OlROLCTION CrtArlBERUN. KINDT ACOCIPANV.
Sunday, Dec. 30.
Mntlnee anil Kisht.
By George Ade, Author of "The College
The Piny Tlint linn Slnile All America
I.aujch . .
Produced with All the Klaboratlon of
Scenic Appointment and Accuracy
of Detail Enacted by
A CAST K PAMOl'S Pl.AVKHS.
PRICES Matinee, 2-"c and 50c: night,
25o, r0c, 7.rc and $1. Sat sale at thea
ter. Phone west 224.
Divorced for the third and last time, not from my wife but from
my money, which is worse. Fro.n now on I quit all my bad habits, turn
over a new leaf and pay all my attention to the spot that cuts every
body's prices square in two. Dcn't laugh now for I am here to show
you. JONES, the meanest man in our old town. Out not in Daven
port. What kind of business is he In? Everything! Is that so? Has
he been here long? Yes; over twenty years, I think. They say his
money never runs out, when it cornea to buying your household goods.
Household goods sold on payments. Aleo loans mads on household
goods, pianos, diamonds, jewelry, guns, bikes, musical Instruments,
hardware, clothing, furs, si'ks, horses, wagons, buggies. Small loans
on houses and lots, say from $25 to $200 and payments to suit. We
make a specialty of exchanging your old stove for a new or second
hand one. Come and get your pick out of 200 stoves, ranges, and
heaters, all guaranteed. Now then, if you don't I'ks to come Into my
store just call me up by phone as we have both, and order me around
to suit yourself. It will be all right with Johnny. All things are pri
vate. Household goods sold on payments. Open every evening. Good
prices paid for old gold and silver.
Wiil buy notes and mortgages. Once more on the stove business
if you can"t make a better trade or buy the same stove cheaper from .
me than any other place in the three cities then cut me off your list.
Goods sold on commission. Household goods stored. Remember, I
don't bar anybody out of my store, so good by. I wish you all well.
Dealer in the State
1623 Second Avenue, Rock Island
r THEATER i
r1 18th St., Bet.
tU 1st and 2d ave
See the Mysterious
AND 6 OTHER BIG ACTS.
Three shows daily.- Matinee at 2 p.
ml Door open at 2 p. mK Evening at
8 and-9: 15 p. m.
",'V Amateur Night Friday Night.
Ladies' souvenir performances, Tues
days and Fridays.
' In "
THE POOR MAN'S BANK
TGVER try to borrow money at a bank? Can't do it without gilt
edged security and a lot of red tape. This company was organ
ized to offer borrowing facilities to the working man who cannot bor
row from the regular banks. Any honest man can use our money and
pay us back in small weekly payments. You don't have to give per
sonal security as your household goods, live 6tock, wagons, etc.,' will
Here's a new plan, giving y" 50 weeks to repay your loan:
COc is a weekly payment on a $25.00 loan.
$1.20 is a weekly payment on a $50.00 loan.
$1.S0 Is a weekly payment on a $75.00 loan.
Other amounts in same proportion.
TRI-C1TY LOAN CO.,
Room 10, 219'2 Brady St Over W. L. Douglas Shoe Store.
Old Phone (north) 2425. ' Davenport, Jowa.