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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY. JANUARY 8, 1907.
300KINGS AT THE ILLINOIS.
Jan. 8 "On the Bridge at Midnight."
Jan. 12 Amelia Bingham in "The
Lilac Room," matinee.
Jan. 13 "Raffles."
Other January Attractions. "The
Convict's Daughter," matinee ani
evening; Primrose niinstrel.s, matinee
and evening; "It Happened in Nord
land;" "Papa's Boy," matinee and eve
ning; Arthur Dunn, in "The Little
AT THE BURTIS.
Friday, Jan. 11 Robert E. Peary,
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AMELIA BINGHAM, IN "THE LILAC
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noted arctic explorer, under auspices
Tri-City Press club.
BOOKINGS AT THE GRAND.
Jan. 17 "The Social Whirl."
BOOKINGS AT THE MOLINE.
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. 28 "Uncle Josh Perkins."
Jan. 31 Arthur Dunn in "The Little
S. Miller Kent, in "Raffles." Hide
jour valuables! Take your diamond
necklaces to the safety deposit vault!
"Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman," the
Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Annual Tour of Die Famous Perennial
ON THE BRIDGE
A SCEMf 31 ASTKRPIECE.
A Great Story of City Life Four Acts
InrladinK thr Olrltratrtl Jack Knife
II riilcc- Srrnr.
Two .V.ip: Comedy Character Hits and
a Remarkable Cast. Played by a Strong
Prlcrit lfe. 20c. SOc and 50c. Seat
sale at the theater. Phone west 224.
18th St., Bet.
1st and 2d ave
Laugh, Laugh and the World Laughs
Big Bill This Week.
Threo shows daily. Matinee at C p
m. Door open at 2 p. m. Evening at
8 and 9:15 p. m.
Amateur Night Friday Night,
Ladies' souvenir performances, Tues
days and Fridays.
Davis & Churchill. Circuit Operators.
Tkre Performances Dalljr Tare.
10c ADMISSION 10c
Reserved neats. 20c; Saturday matlnea,
hildnn under 12 years. 5c
most plausible and most fascinating
villain in literature or drama, will soon
visit this city. The scoundrel hero
conies in the person of handsome S.
Mi'.ler Kent, but he promises to filch
nothing but good will and to plunder
cur people of nothing but smiles and
applause. At the Illinois next Sunday.
All May See It. The entire audience
of a packed house can get a full view
of the celebrated bridge scene in "On
the Bridge at Midnight" to see the great
jack-knife structure open, a steamer
pass through the draw, and the many
ROOM," AT THE ILLINOIS SATUR
other details of the elaborate picture
The transfer of this bit of Chicago to
the stage taxed the ingenuity of the
best scenic artists and stage carpen
ters, but the management was deter
mined, and the result is a complete
triumph over all obstacles. The scene
was made the crowning feature of the
scenic equipment of the play which has
been accepted from William L.. Rob
erts, author of the many popular melo
dramas! The production in its entirety
will be at the Illinois tonight.
Made Up Her Mind. When a woman
n;akes up her mind, men must bow in
submission. Several years ago Amelii
Bingham decided that she no longer
would be "managed," but on the other
hand would manage herself and others
She determined to control theaters, to
produce plays, and to direct the tours
of companies. I low well she succeed
ed, her historic career at the Bijou
and Princess theaters, New York
where she staged "The Climbers," "A
Modern Magdalen," and "The Frisky
Mrs. Johnson," three of the greatest
metropolitan successes of the last 10
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MILDRED M'XEILL, IN "RAFFLES.
years, shows. This " season, with her
new play, "The Lilac Room," Miss
Bingham is making another departure.
Whereas, heretofore her companies
have been composed of the most tal
ented players to be found in America
Wilton Lackaye, Robert Edeson, Henry
E. Dixey, Henry Woodruff, Frank Wor
thing, W. L. Abingdon, Ferdinand
Gottschalk, Madge Carr Cooke, and
Clara Bloodgood, for instance this sea
son she is touring with a complete
London organization. "The Lilac
Room" is a charming and dramatic
play of aristocratic rural England. Its
proper effect depends upon the preser
vation of the refreshing English at
mosphere in which the scenes are laid.
Miss Bingham felt that the niceties of
the comedy could be maintained only
by having the characters portrayed by
artists thoroughly familiar with and In
sympathy with the surroundings In
which they were supposed to move.
Each member of the company was
J lected with this idea of fitness in view,
and the result wherever "The Lilac
Room" has been played, has been to
i increase Miss Bingham's reputation as
a manager. just as her playing of the
! vivacious leading part has increased
her standing as an actress. Miss liing
ham is at the Illinois In "The Lilac
But What's In a State? Rena Viv-
ienne, who alternates with Madame
Szamosy and Miss Easton in singin
the title role of that fascinating opera.
"Madam Butterfly," was born in Okla
homa; There Is no reason for withhold
ing the time. It was only 22 years
ago. But the place. Has any other
prima donna ever come out of the ter
ritory of rushed claims? There is a
gleam of romance even in this prairie
waste of prairie practically. Miss Viv
ienne was formally adopted by a tribe
of Indians, and because she cried so
musically they named her "The Sing
ing Wind." New York Dramatic Mir
Editor's Note. This is a good story,
excepting that Miss Vivienne was born
King . of Handcuff Wizards. The
feature of the bill this week at tho
Elite is "Paul, the Mystifier," who is
assisted in his work by his daughter.
Paul is counted the king of all hand
cuff monarchs and obtained that title
while playing in . Chicago some time
ago. The act that he is presenting
here demonstrates his right to the
designation. In this act Mr. Paul calls
on three men from the audience to
come onto the stage and securely lock
him in a heavy wooden case on the
stage and to also handcuff and put
shackles on him. After all this is
done the case is closed and securely
locked by the men on the stage, with
spring locks and bolts. His daughter
steps inside of the abinet in which
the case is moved and announces that
she will clap her hands three times,
and the men on the outside are to see
if they can catch her before she dis
appears. After she claps her nanas
three times the men on the outside of
the cabinet open the curtains of the
cabinet and find Mr. Paul standing
there with handcuffs and shackles off
and the case still securely closed. Mr.
Paul then opens the case, and to the
amazement of all, his daughter stands
there in the shackles and handcuffs,
just as he had been left. Mr. Paul
made several challenges last evening.
one of which was that he would
wager $50 that the police of this city
could securely shackle him, put a
straight jacket and handcuffs on him
and then, throw him in the patrol wa
gon and before the wagon goes four
blocks be will remove the shackles.
handcuffs and straight jacket. Mr.
Paul also announced that anybody
who wished may thoroughly examine
his paraphernalia and see if there is
anything that enables him to free him
self of the shackles and handcuffs
that are put on him.
Music Teachers Meet. A meeting of
the Illinois State Music Teachers' local
committee Is being held in the Congre
gational church, Moline, this after
noon. The local committee consists of
Miss Ada Entrikin, chairman; Mrs. F,
G. Allen, William Butterworth. W. A
Meese. Mrs. Edla Lund, S. T. Bowlby,
and Miss May Lindsay Oliver, who is
the county vice president and press
agent. This organization Is preparing
for the state meeting the city is to
have in June. The president of the
state society, Glenn Dillard Gunn of
Chicago, is present at the meeting.
Was Not Oscar Noreen. Friends of
Oscar Noreen, former Moline man who
of late has been farming wear Port
Byron, will be relieved to learn that a
report which gained considerable cir
culation' Saturday evening to the ef
fect that it was he who disappeared
through the ice in the Mississippi river
near Port Byron on New Year's day, is
Will Go to Southwest. It is announc
ed that J. Edward Cox will resign his
position as teller at the Moline Trust
& Savings bank this month and will
leave with his wife for Albuquerque
N. M., to be in a climate more suited
to the health of himself and wife.
Masher Fined. George Anderson, a
tonsorial artist employed by Phil Mc
Larnan on. Sixteenth street, deviated
somewhat from his . regular vocation
yesterday at noon and tried a turn at
'mashing." He may be a good lather
mixer, but as a "masher" he is a de
cided failure. He picked for his vic
tim a young married lady and followed
her down the street. She noticed that
the man was following her, so she step
ped Into a department store, thinking
that perhaps he would continue on his
way. When she came out of the store
Anderson was waiting for her, and as
she started down the street he rubbed
against her and enticingly Invited her
out to have a drink with him. She did
not accept the invitation, but did walk
down the street and called a police
man, who placed the ardent "masher"
under arrest. He was taken to the
police station, where a warrant was
sworn out for him charging him with
disorderly conduct . He pleaded guilty
and paid $5 and costs for his experi
ence. Nearly Pays for Church. The dedi
catory services of the new Silvis Bap
tist church was held Sunday and the
feature of the event was the raising of
$1,100 by subscription. This, with what
se-Jhas already been subscribed, will near-j
ly pay off the debt on the new church
which was constructed at an actual
cost of $4,001.11. Prior to Sunday the-
American Baptist Old Mission associa
tion had donated $1,000 for' the church
and $1,300 had also been subscribed
so that there is not $500 to raise now,
Takes Petition to Washington. A
final effort Is to be made by a great
many of the citizens to secure the lo
cation of the postoffice site south of
the railroad tracks. Attorney George
W. Wood departed last night at 6
o'clock for Washington, D. C, as a rep
resentative of those people who are
anxious to see the government build
ing located south of the tracks. Mr,
Wood took with him the petitions that
were circulated last Saturday, bearing
the names of 3,000 or more voters. Mr,
Wood will arrive in Washington just in
time to present the petition to Secre
tary Shaw before the site Is selected
which will be done Jan. 10. The peti
tions, it is said, bear the names of
some of the most prominent men of
the city and nearly every factory head
It Is thought that a personal visit to
Washington by such . a representative
will have considerable weight in de
ciding the fate of the new building.
He Imagines He Has a Fortune. J.
P. Anderson, residing at 131 G Sixth
avenue, suddenly became violently in
sane yesterday afternoon, tie was
locked up in the police station. He raved
about the house frightening his wife
and the neighbors and an officer was
called. Mr. Anderson imagines that
$20,000 is coming to him from some
source and it was upon a promise that
he would get the money that aided
greatly in getting the man to the sta
tion. Members of his family, it is said
are to appear in court and attempt to
have him adjudged insane and sent to
One of the most singular Instances of
punishment for nn oversight was that
shown by the commitment of an alma
nac maker to the Bastille in 1717. It
was made out by order of the Duke of
Orleans, regent during the minority of
Louis V. of France, and read as fol
lows: "Laurence d' Henry, for disre
spect to King George I. in not mention
ing him In bis almanac as king of
Great Britain." How long this un
lucky almanac maker remained In pris
on is unknown. The register of the
Bastille, examined at the time of the
revolution, failed to throw any light on
A Welcome tit Nation's I,a vr makera.
Howdy, MiBtuh Congressman!
Hyuh you is as'ln
Put dat chicken In de pan
An' boll dat terrapin!
Mighty glad to see you, boss.
"Cause when you's gone away
Dls country eholy feels yoh loss
Much mo' dan we kin say.
I hopes yen appetite won' fall;
It's what I likes de mos'
About you co'n bread wlf dat quail
Is better dan de toast
I's grwlne to treat you proper 'cause
Dls fact Is plain In fight
Sfobody klti make proper laws
Unless he's eatln' right.
GET AN OVERCOAT
PROTECT YOURSELF NOW FROM
THE RAVAGES OF WINTER.
BATTLE CREEK COMES TO THE
RESCUE AGINST WINTER
Every Man or Woman Who is Under
weight Should Read This Article.
In fall months wise nature provides
our animal friends with a coat of pro
tecting flesh to withstand the ravages
of disease and to supply heat and en
ergy in the emergencies of the cold
Take a leaf from nature's book
Store a surplus of heat and energy in
the form of additional flesh.
The food experts of Battle Creek
have discovered a natural food reme
dy, called PEPTOL. which so greatly
contributes to improvement in nutri
tion that nearly any person can put on
several pounds of additional weight, at
Thin people have coughs, colds.
bronchial disorders and wasting di
eases common during the winter
months. Avoid these distressing mela-
dies this year. Build up the tissues by
the use of PEPTOL, the flesh-and-blood
building food- Get a bank ac
count of flesh to your credit.
PEPTOL is not a drug, but is com
posed of predigested starches and veg
etable fats, pleasant to the taste. It is
a sort of short, quick fuel which al
most Instantly revives the vital fires
when burning low. The preparation
has been used for years by leading
physicians and sanitariums as a flesh-
builder, but has only within the last
few months been offered to the gen'
A weak, emaciated stenographer
gained 12 pounds of flesh in 30 days.
A well known merchant suffering
with chronic indigestion gained 5
pounds in one week.
We have records of hundreds of
similar cases where PEPTOL has Im
proved nutrition and added weight.
PEPTOL is not yet on sale with your
druggists, but will be soon. Send us
one dollar for the first lot to be deliv
ered to you without additional expens
es. Begin to put on flesh, the outward
sign of Improved health. The Peotol
company. First "National Bank build-1
ing," Chicago, 111.
Knew Rolla Steele. The word
brought over the wire from Philadel
phia that Rolla Steele had thrown a
bomb in the Fourth Street National
bank in Philadelphia, killed the assist
ant cashier, wounded 20 others, and
blown himself to atoms so small that
nothing of his remains has been found,
was of exceptional interest to Attor
ney Arthur G. Bush. Mr. Bush was
well acquainted with Steele, having
resided at Garner, Iowa, at the same
time. "I certainly think Steele wals
insane," said Mr. Bush to a reporter,
"but at the time I knew him at Gar
ner he gave no indication of insanity.
He was formerly a well digger, and a
good workman, being a large and pow
erful man, over six feet in height. But
he got a taste of the world paying for
his living, when he became town mar
shal of Garner. He was very quiet,
but not more so than other men of a
retiring disposition. I remember that
he had a peculiar way of contracting
his eyebrows, though I did not see any
evidence of mental trouble. He was
always ready and willing to talk
when I spoke to him. He was not an
educated man, but his father had
trained some radical views into his
mind. His father called himself a
socialist, but his radical views stamp
ed him as an anarchist, and the act
of the son, though undoubtedly due to
insanity, may have resulted from some
of these radical teachings."
New Night Desk Sergeant. The po
sition of night desk sergeant at the
police station, made vacant recently
by the death of Jacob Dobler. has
been " filled by the appointment of
Walter Homeycr. Mr. Homeyer is
taken from the Northwest Davenport
beat and promoted to the position of
night desk sergeant.
Takes Oath of Office. Professor W,
D. Wells took the oath of office yes
terday as superintendent of the
schools of Scott county, succeeding
Superintendent Jacobs. While the
county has always been marked for
the success of its public schools the
efficiency and well known ability of
the new superintendent marks the be
ginning of a new era in the county.
Obituary Record. Word has been
received in Davenport of the death of
John Mullins, a former resident of
this city. Mr. Mullins passed away
at Chicago Sunday evening at the age
of 44 years. At the time of his death
he was chief clerk of the Western
Trunk lines. Deceased lived in Dav
enport until 1893 when he went to
Chicago. He is survived by three sis
ters. Louise, Anna and Ella, and
Michael C. Whalen. a well known
Davenport boy. died at the family res
idence, 1436 West Seventh street, at
5 o'clock yesterday. He was 24 years
of age and was a machinist by trade
Patrick Power, aged about 75 years
died Sunday afternoon at Mercy hos
pital, where he had been for three
years. He has no known relatives.
At her home, 1023 Arlington avenue
yesterday occurred the death of Mrs
Matilda Reid Vinal, widow of the late
Henry Vinal, and one of the oldest
residents of this city and county. Mrs
Vinal was born April 21. 1818. at
Lewes, Sussex county, England.
ABOUT THE COURT HOUSE.
Rock Island county circuit court,
Judge W. H. Gest presiding,
Seitz, exr., vs. Coal Valley Mining
company. Case. Stricken on motion
Smith vs. C. R. I. & P. Railway-
company. Case. Dismissed by plain
tiff. Judgment against plaintiff for
costs and execution
Fox vs. Knutson. Assumpsit. Dis
missed by plaintiff. Judgment against
plaintiff for costs and execution
Arundson vs. Moline Printing com
pany. Assumpsit. Dismissed by
plaintiff. Judgement against plaintiff
for costs and execution.
Coulter vs. Travelers' Protective as
sociation of America. Assumpsit. Em
paneling of jury begun.
VoUrath vs. C, B. & Q. Railway
company. Case. Uy agreement stipu
lation of parties cause dismissed by
plaintiff. Cause of action satisfied
Jordan vs. Stephens et al. Case
Defendants ruled to plead by the 19th
Ostlin vs. Knauell et al. Case. De
fendants ruled to plead by the 17th
Ostlin vs. Knauell. ct al. Case. De
fendants ruled to plead by the 17th
Thornton vs. Thornton. Divorce. Dis
missed by complainant.
Thompson vs. Thompson. Divorce.
Dismissed by complainant.
Merk vs. Merk. Divorce. Mr. Schri-
ver withdraws his appearance for de
fendant by leave of court.
Tuller vs. Tuller. Divorce. Mr.
McCaskrln withdraws his appearance
for complainant and M. E. Sweeney
enters his appearance for complain
ant. Stewart vs. Stewart. Divorce. Mr.
Schriver withdraws his appearance
Grafton vs. Grafton. Divorce. Dis
missed by Complainant.
Gerlach vs. Gerlach. Divorce. Dis
missed by complainant.
Paridon Wall Paper company vs.
Keator. Mechanics' lien. . Dismissed
by complainant. Judgmentagainst
complainant for costs and execution.
In re master's report of monies, etc..
jin his hands. Master files his report!
ROBERT E. PEARY
Illustrated lecture on trip from which he
has just returned, after reaching the
FARTHEST NORTHERN POINT
EVER REACHED BY MAN
Commander Peary, who has just returned,
brings 50 or 60 colored slides for the stere
opticon, illustrating these hitheito unknown
regions which he reached on his trip, lec
tures under the auspices of the
TRI-CITY PRESS CLUB !
Admission $1, 75c and 50c. Seat sale
opens Wednesday morning, Jan. 9, at opera
of monies, notes, etc.,
which is approved.
in his hands,
Real Estate Transfers.
Jacol) J. Taxman to Shcmariah Ha
kcr. part lot 3, block 17, Old Town
Rock Island. $1.
Spencer. Gregg and Stuart J. Dart
to C. Janet A. C. Dart, part lot ft, block
3, Old Town Rock Island. $1,200.
George L. Walkir to Fuller Manufac
turing company, part lot 10, Town East
Alice Beebe to Frank Bailey, lots 1.
2. 3. and 4. block IS. Illinois City. $1.
Willis Bailey to Frank Bailey, lots 1,
2, 3. and 4, block IS, Illinois City, $1.
Eliza J. Baker to Frank Bailey, lots
1. 2, 3, and 4, block IS, Illinois City, $1.
J. E. Morrow to Frank Bailey, lots 1,
2, 3, and 4, block IS. Illinois City, $1.
Rufus A. Smith to John L. Spalding,
part lot 3, block 1, Frick's add., Mo
Harry L. Altig to Hcnning A. Kjell
man. lot 4, block 4, Stewart's add.,
South Molrne, $1,200.
Emma Pall to John P. Sexton, lot
23, block 8, Silvis. $415.
John M. Shield to Frank Crompton,
tract in nw section 2, 17. 2v. $4,100.
Emma C. Holm to Nicolaus Peters,
lot 4. Nielson's First add., Moline,
August. Plondell to Oscar M. Fryxell,
part lot 0. Daebcllichn's sub-div. lands,
Indigestion, constipation come and go
like rent and tax day and other sor
rows, if you take Ilollister'n Rocky
Mountain Tea. the greatest " remedy
known to mankind. 33 cents, tea or
tablets. T. H. Thomas'' pharmacy.
CONSULT DR. WALSH FIRST.
He is the old reliable specialist, established in Davenport 12 years. Pur-
ing that time over lifty specialists have conic here and remained from a
few weeks to a few years. They took your money arxl Jeft nothing but
broken promises. Dr. Walsh has remained here long enoMph to prove bis
cures are permanent, for the people he cured 12 years apo have remained
DOX'T waste your time trylnp others, for you cannot pet our treatment
at any other place, as most of our appliances and treatments are the re
sults "of our own study and invention, and you cannot pet the sumo re
sults without them.
SKK our new pfpantie Static X-Itay machine. It is a wonder. We use all
forms of electricity, vibration mid violet rays, fall and see a tliorouplily
equipped Institute. Consultation, inspection and explanation free and
ItRMKMHKII, our treatment is the best and the cheapest. Ton't pay your
money for inferior treatment when the surest Is the cheapest. Our guar
antee Is backed by 1 'I years of success rlpht ;iere in Davenport and thous
ands of cured and satisfied patients. Do business like a business man
po where you can pet the best for your money If you arc not sure. In
vestigate, and be sure you're right, then p ahead.
WOMKM suffering from nervous exhaustion, headache, backache, consti
pation, neuralgia, palpitation of the heart, or any other disease peculiar
to the sex. should consult Dr. Walsh and get the benefit of his vast ex
perience. MK., we cure blood disease, skin diseases, urinary and bladder diseases,
hydrocele, nervous debility and special weakness, kidney, )ieart. liver,
stomach and intestinal diseases. Varicocele removed In tnr. treatment,
painless and bloodless. Keep your money in your pocket until you sec it
Call or address Dr. Walsh or Chicago Medical Institute, 124 West Third
street (near Main street), Davenport, Iowa. Hours, 10 to 1 a. in., -2 to
4:3t, and 7 to 8:30 p, m. Sundays from 10:30 to 12 a. m.
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Incorporated Under the State Law. 4 Per Cent Interest Paid on De
posits. Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
Phil Mitchell, President
H. P. Hall, Vice President
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1870,
and occupies S. E. corner of Mltca-
ell & Lynde building.
ning, Jan. 11
BROKE VOW YET? LOOK HERE
Carmi'Man Takes DHnk- After New
Year's Pledge and iq'Dumb.
Carmi, 111., Jan. X. Alonzo Johnson
declared on Now Year's day that h.
would never again take a drink, vow
ing that in case he did he hoped he
would be stricken dumb. He took a
drink yesterday and became .speerli
less. Doctors cannot discover the
State Official Declares Adulterated
Foods an Appalling Menace.
At :i recent nifetinff of the oxrutlvft
committee of the National Asspciat Ion
of State Iairy and Food Iepartm-nt,
the secretary of a state board made
the assertion, and produced fiKiirea to
prove it. that the death of nearly half
a million little children in America
last year was dun to poisons adminis
tered in impure foods.
Welcome, indeed, is a food that Is
known to he pure and wholesome, rich
in nutrition and pood to eat, so good
that no other food rim take Its place.
We refer to Malta-Vita, that delicious
crisp, whole-wheat food. Arnonc all
the cereal foods we believe Malta-Vita
Is the only food that is simply and
wholly pure prain product and nothing
else, except a little salt. It is free
from any foreign sweetening agent or
other adulterant, and Is made In ab
A perfect breakfast Is Impossible
without Malta-Vita, and It's Just as
pood three tlms a day. Containing
every food element of the best white
wheat anil pure barley malt extract. It
is Intensely vltalirinp and easily dl
pestrxl. Tet your children have nil the
Malta-Vita they want and you neeo not
fear for their health. Try some your
self with cream or fruit. You never
tasted anything' nie so srood. All
grocers, now 10 cents.
YOU CANOT GET A SURE CURE ANY
R. R. Cable, P. GreanawalL
William IL Dart, Phil Mitchell,
H.P.Hull, I Eftnon.
E. W. Hurst, H. S. Cable,
Solicitors Jackson ft Hurst