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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 1907.
At the Theater.
BOOKINGS AT THE ILLINOIS.
March 11-16 DeArmond -Fuller com
pany. March 17 "When Knighthood Was
in Flower," matinee.
March 18 "The College Widow."
March 20 O'Brien-Burns Fight Pic
tures. March 23 Mahara's Minstrels, mat
inee. March 24 "Royal Chef," matinee.
March 25 Mclntyre & Heath In
"The Ham Tree."
March 31 "The Village Parson."
BOOKINGS AT THE GRAND.
At an Early Date "The Powers that
One Long Laugh. The Winnipeg
Tribune has the follow ing to say of j
"The Ham Tree," which tonics t the
Illinois at an early date: "It was one
Ions laugh in three acls lat night ar
the Walker t heater, lasting just about
two hours ainf- three-quarters, with un
usually short waits between the acts.
Numerous inquiries respetin;; The Ham
Tree found hilarious responses, as one
hungry, black-faced, fat minstrel led
on his leaner and still hungrier con
frere In misfortune to a recapitulation
of the dainties that go to make up a
banquet, and that down south hams
grow on trees. To describe (he dia
logue between those famous black
birds, Mclntyre and Heath, is an im
possibility, the jokes come so rapid,
and the quest inn and repartee so apt
and witty, that their ripe and racy ut
terances would lose much original tla
vor in putting them in cold type. Suf
fice it to say that whenever these kings
of minstrelsy appeared laughter reign
ed supreme, it was one continuous
hilarious roar id' approbation, with not
a knockabout bit of business in the
entire burlesque, or travesty, call it
what you will. The producers. Klaw
& Erlanger, entitle the show a musical
novelty, Hut it is something mere, for
er disjointed story, but it is there, nev
ertheless. Initiated in the first act, the
tale of woe is expanded to a much
greater extent in the second act, the
climax comes in the last act with those
excruciatingly funny travesties on an
Indian rajah and ranee. The two stars
are backed up by a numerous chorus
of pretty girls full of animation."
Said to Be Distinct. The O'Bricn
Hunis fight films recently were shown
at Madison Square garden, and it is
said by those who saw them in New
York that they are as nearly perfect
as the science and ingenuity of expert
photographers can make them. Differ
ent from so many motion pictures that
have been shown here, these pictures.
it is said, do not dicker in the least or
strain the eyes. They are clear, dis
tinct, and show every maneuver of the
contestants during the entire Ho round
une ot the most interesting figures m
the contest is that of Jeffries, who
stalks through the bout like a giant
monitor, ever on the alert to '"break
the men when occasion demands. At
the Uliuois March 20.
Auer, Pearl Abbott, Minna Ferry, Ann
Hagar, Mary Mallon, Esther Boggs,
Thomas P. Hoier, William Cullington,
Russell Sinjpson, John P. Brawn, Frank
H. LaKue, James Redman, Royal Tra
cy, and others.
One of Most Promising on Stage.
One of the most promising and pictur
esque personalities now gracing our
stage is that of the fascinating Grace
Merritt; lor of all dainty and engaging
loveliness none can surpass this chic
little lady; with her buoyancy of spir
its and her well-bred manner, and her
bright, young, smiling face, with its
rare features, crowned with a beautiful
growth of wirt, wavy hair, she makes
a picture never to be forgotten. Al
ways gracious, her affable and sunny
disposition is a convincing illustration
of the genuine worth of a refined char
acter. Being a fine, forceful actress,
with piquant methods, her work is
strong and vigorous and appeals to
the critical. Miss Merrill's appear
ance as Mary Tudor in "When Knight
hood Was In Flower" will be greeted
by her manv admirers in f till force
Miss- Merritt is under the management
of Ernest. Shiftman. At the Illinois
Full of Humor. "The College Wid
ow, licorgo Ades comedy ot college
life, comes to the Illinois Monday with
every promise of the greatest popular
ity. There are undoubted qualities of
humorous entertainment in this clever
play. Mr. Ade, in "The College Wid
ow." has given the American stage a
comedy that lives because it deserves
to live. It is clean as well as clever:
it. fascinates youth, because it depicts
youth in its fullest exuberance: it at-J
tracts age. because it brings age back
to its youthful days; its simple sry
is a story of ever day life: the people
who fell the story are the people we
have seen. Above all that, Mr. Ade
has built well: better than in any of
the other of his plays. There is action
from first to last, and the dialogue
sparkles. To see "The College Widow"
RECORD OF COURT HOUSE.
sented for probate. Proof of death
filed. Petition, for probate of will filed.
Hearing on petition set for April 'i,
1907, at 9 o'clock a. m.
Estate of II. A. Lindners. Claim of
St. Anthony's hospital allowed in class
at $10; of C E. Whiteside in class 7
at $10; of E. B. Knox in class 1 at $sc,:
of Rock Island county in class 7 at
Estate of Charles E. Carlson. Depo
sition of It. C. J. Meyer, one of the
subscribing witnesses to will of
Charles E. Carlson, taken in op-n
court. It appears to the court that
the other witnesses- are non-residents
of the state of Illinois. It. is order d
that a dedimus potestat'.-m issue 'o!
J. P. Memfcr, a notary public at Port-
land. Ore., to lake the deposition of A.!
F. Swens:-on. and ihis cause contiti'te
awaiting return of said dedimus.
Estate of John A. Cowley. Deposi
tion of V. W. Rcid, one of the sub
scribing witnesses to will of John V
Cowley, taken in open court. Can so
continued awaiting the testimony of
the other witnesses.
Estate of Alexander Dunbar. Will
presented for probate. Proof of death
filed. Petition for probate of will filed.
Hearing on petition "set for April
1007, at 10 o'clock a. m.
Guardianship of minor heirs of Alic -
I J. Baker. In re petition of C. C. B.i
Ikcr for will on guardian to make final
settlement heard. Petition denied.
One Night Only :: Monday, March 18
HENRY W. SAVAGE
Judge II. C. Ward presiding.
Estaie of Fannie C. Epperson. Bond
of William H. Epperson as administra
tor filed and approved. Oath filed and
letters of administration issued to liini.
Estate of Mary Major. Bond in sum
of $;;,iiim) tiled and approved. Ourh
liled and loiters of administration :s
sued. Estate of Anna M. Schiller. Report
of administrator liled and approved.
Conservatorship of Martha McQuail.
Conservator's report liled and ap
proved. Estate of Ciustav Hintcrmeister. Fin
al rcjMirt and entry of appearance of
heirs anil guardian to approval and dis
charge of administratrix riled and ap-
Petition for Saloon License.
To the Honorable Mayor and City
Council of the City of Rock island. 111 :
We, the undersigned owners of prop
erty on Twelfth street, between Sixth
avenue and Eighth avenue, in the city
of Rock Island, within a distance of
HOO feet both ways from So. Ol'.n
Twelfth street, hereby consent to and
petition your honorable body to permit
Max Ilellfrieh to open ami conduct a
By George Ade
:: Staged by George Marion
ATWATER! RAH! RAH! RAH!
25c, 50c, 75c, $1, $1.50. Box Seats $2.
Seat Sale at Theater. Phone West 224.
saloon at No. OlJu Twelfth street:
J. D. Beechcr
John B. Cramer
Henry Wirig "
I Anthony Devoe
Feet. J D. Taxman
..110 i Aa. Anderson
.. 40 ; Mrs. J. J. Williams "'-
..1(0 i Nick Nissen 4
. . S5 B. Raehman W
..ISO K. Budelier HO
,f' , ' ' ,' ' ' ;
Sunday, March 17.
Mnltnrr mill ichl.
KiiKaKonietit. Krncst Stiipin;ui
MISS GRACE MERRITT
In tli- N"v
When Knighthood Was in
William 'lin"rl and a
aniitr naif I ".InlxirHlo Sernle Fiuip-IHrnt-triinnl
I'lIIi'KS Matinee, ."h-. ."iOc. T.".e; even
ing;. 2."i .r'lo. "., $f. Seat sale at thea
ter, flioue west 224.
One Week, Beginning Monday Even
ing, March 11,
With lil-eent Matinee Saturday,
In a Jtopertoire of latest Sueecsses.
"INGOMAR, THE BARBARIAN."
ICM-iiiuT 1'liecs Kii-, l"5e. 2e.
Matinee Pripes lue any scat.
SCENE FROM "THE COLLEGE WIDOW" AT THE ILLINOIS MONDAY
there is a prime assortment of all that
is entertaining in a vein of comedy
that pervades the whole production.
There is a clever jukRlinj; specialty,
and as neat a tramp impersonation as
could be wished for in the part played
by W. C. Fields, a sort of lone fisher
man first introduced in KvanReline.
hut given vocal expression in The Ham
Tree. There can he black-faced com
edy as well as while, and Mclntyre and
Heath present it in the form of a rath-
is a delight, appreciated by all. Mr.
Savage is sending a particularly prom
ising cast. There is much interest in
Miss liPierre's appearance in the title
role, for she has made a conspicuous
hit in the part elsewhere, and those
who read the magazines are familiar
with her pretty and much photograph
ed countenance. Hallett Thompson
plays the gallant halfback, and others
in the cast who will aid in making the
engagement a success are Florence
proved. Order of distribution filed and! rF A TH RF.T.F.ASF.S R F.MT TSlTSCFMCF OF
approved and estate closed and admin-1
LATE CONGRESSMAN 13. r. MARSH
CLEAR AND PURE
The Process of Filtering
IS SHOWN IN THE CUT BY PERCOLATION THROUGH A
POROUS NATURAL STONE FROM THE UPPER TO THE LOWER
JAR SIMPLY BY THE FORCE OF GRAVITY, WHICH IS NATURE'S
OWN PROCESS OF FILTERING.
PURE WATER IS ESSENTIAL TO GOOD HEALTH. IF YOU
WISH TO BE HEALTHY, FILTER THE VATER YOU DRINK.
HERE IS A PERFECT PURIFYING FILTER WITHIN THE REACH
CALL AND EXAMINE THEM AT
I --M-imiiinn' rT J
Conservatorship of A. P. Wall. Con
servator's report tiled and approved.
Estate of Wilhclm Trittle. Deposi
tion of F. M. Haverstick, one of the
subscribing witnesses to the will .if
said Wilhelm Trittle liled and consid
ered and will admitted to probate.
Petition of W. L. Ludolph for letters
of administration c. t. a. filed. Bond
fixed at $7.5MI. Bond filed and ap
proved. . Oiith filed and letters of ad
ministration c. t. a. issued to him.
Kstate of Harriet E. Henderson. In
ventory filed and approved.
Estate of Bernhard Berry. Popo-d-
tions of .1. II. Blood, F. N. Bancroft
ana i nomas u. Meieo. witnesses 10
said will, hied and considered and
said win admitted to probate and or
Ouarianship of William P. and Carl
K. Swanson. Guardian's reports liled
and approved. Final receipt and iM
lease of William P. Swanson filed, -l:
having arrived at. the age of his mi
jority. Guardian discharged as to said
William P. Swanson.
Kstate of C. A. Bush. Report of
Schricker & Rodler for monument
fried. The court finds said receipt to
niiiy ciose said .estate. Haul estate or
dered clewed and administrator dis
Estate of Melvin A. Gould. Appraise
ment bill filed and approved.
Estate of Barbara Ilinderer. Inven
tory filed and approved.
Estate of James Sperling. Will pre
sented for probate. Proof of death
filed. Hearing set for April 3, 1907,
at 10 o'clock a. m. .
Estate of Martha J. Couch. Waiver
of notice of final settlement and con
sent to aiscnarge filed. Final report
filed and approved. Costs paid. Es
tate closed. Sureties on bond released
and administrator discharged.
Estate of Mary Johnson
Quiticy Herald: The late William C.
Thompson, who reecntly died at. Little-
Ion, though a republican in principle
and one of the most stalwart of the
party all through the war and recon
struction days, was a strong believer
in silver as primary money, as were
many oilier republicans. Ho thought
its demonetization was wrong: that Hi-?
fathers hail adopted it at a ratio t.f
It! to I with gold, and he insisted that
what they did was good enough for us
to follow. Hence he was a great n-l-mirer
of William J. Bryan and support
ed him iKith times he ran for presidetti.
But he was ever a staunch friend
and supporter of Colonel B. F. Marsh
whenever lie ran for congress. Al
though supporting Bryan and probablv
the rest of the democratic ticket, no
argument could make hint waver fro.-.i
Ihe colonel. Wondering over this, t li.-
writer one day. when piflitics were not
warm or escitiug, asked "Uncle Billy"
how it. came about he would quit all
the rest of his old love for Bryan and
free silver, and yet he always stood by
the colonel. f
"I never quit the straight republi
can path the path we followed under
AIhj Lincoln. (General Grant and Black
Jack Ixigan," said the old gentleman
with a twinkle in his eye. and contin
uing: "It's you danged renegade re
publicans that have gone off after
false gods, like as did the children of
Israel; you want to follow in the foot
steps of Johnny Bull and destroy sil
ver, when we've got the Rocky Moun
tains full of it. Oh, about sticking to
the colonel; well, he isn't like the rest
of you. but. has to train along with
you; that is, keep in republican line.
But thene is a little Becret between -tha
old Tom Jefferson hard money idea, af
course. Well, one time in the dead of
winter, some dozen years ago or more,
my house caught lire and burned to
the ground. Of course it didn't take
all I had, but it took a good many
things I couldn't well spare. Lots )f
people expressed their sympathy,
which was very acceptable, and I re
ceived, a number of letters along the
same line, which I appreciated. One
day came a letter from Washington:
it was from Colonel Marsh and in it
was a brand new fifty-dollar greenback
bill that, had never been used. His let
ter said, I see. Uncle Bill, by my pa
pers that come from the district that
you have had the misfortune to have
your dwelling burned. I certainly fed
sorry for yon, and thought today, when
I drew my wages, that in no bett.-r
way could I extend my sympathy than
by sort of dividing with you; with the
distinct understanding and knowledge
that if my house ever burns I expect
similar sympathy from you.'
"That's Colonel Marsh's and my se
cret, young man. And if you don't
think that such a kindly and at the
same time modest action indicates a
man always fit to tie to, I feel sorry
for your knowledge of true manhood.
Yes, sir; I always have been for the
colonel, and always will be. whenever
he runs for office, even If he is on your
infernal British gold ticket."
And he always was.
S iwwumjnmi.. n., mftiliu"''' "g
Monday, March 18.
Henry W. lavage Offers
THE COLLEGE WIDOW
Ity (Seoi'K'O Aile. Sta'd !" GeiTKe
Kxiielly :is 1 'resented I'atS Times ill the
;;mleii Ti-enter.New York, and
S2 Times in the Tremont
ton. ...n-(.r-r! Atmtrr! Itali! Ilnh! itah!
Phone west 2
!."ie, ."i0o.7."ie. $1 and $1.50.
Found at Last.
J .A. Harmon, of Lizemorc, v est
Va., says : "At last I have found the
porfeVt pill that never disappoints nie;
and for the benefit of others afflicted
with torpid liver and chronic constipa
tion, will say: take Dr. King's New
Lif Pills." Guaranteed satisfactory.
2."c at W. T. Hartz, druggist, S01
Oibiction CttAMwEauM.KiNDT Company.
Wednesday, March "20.
Ma liner anil iglit.
Life Motion I'ietures of the
O'BRIEN and BURNS
:it l.os Angeles.
LIFE-SIZE AND LIFELIKE.
I'l lee Miit
Matinee. liiblren. lnc;
in-e. children, liii-; ii. lulls.
27c, S5e ami .lUc. l'lione
THREE SHOWS DAILY
3 P.M. 8P.M. 9:15 P. M.
SPECIAL Entire change of program
twice a week Mondays and Thursdays.
Any Seat . .
Worked Like a Charm.
D. N. Walker, editor of that spicy
journal, the Enterprise, Louisa, Va.,
says: "I ran a nail in my foot last
week and at once applied Bucklen's
Arnica Salve. No inflammation fol
lowed: the salve simnlv healed the
colonel and me which, if you will agree j WOund." Heals sores, burns, and skin
iu puuiis.il ii. ai leasi as ions s d seases. Guaranteed nt W T Hart'a
ANOTHER ALL-STAR BILL.
Week Commencing Monday, Matinee, March 18.
ihxov. now Kits am iivn
The Three lliihes. assisted by
Miss Anna Hurt.
Mlt AMI STKW Ke-
eeiilrie Comedy Sketch.
TIIK IIT Vocalists and
Ketined I aili ei s.
JKIXSK BROOKS "rho CJIrl
Willi Hie i-irniWV sonifs eatehy
MIIS. MK Hl IIMIMS K
Sings the I -a test Illustrated Souk-
TIIK UYSTAI.SCori-; Moving
TonlicM and Sunday Thr Vmrmt Program.
Ladies, don't you forget the Free Souvenir Matinees, Tuesday and Fri
day. KBIIV Amateur's nifrht. Amateurs arc requested to leave their
names at the lox office. Anyone can compete for prizes.
TIIHKI-; SHOWS Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fri
day afternoons, 3: evenlns. 7:45. 9:1.". Four Shows Sunday and Satur
day afternoons, 2:45. 3:XO; evenings. 7:4.",. 9:13.
Admission, lor; reserved uratmillr. Program rhangra errry wtfk.
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
4 Pr Cent InUmt PU en D
Incorporated Under the tat Law.
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Xitato
itepon oiiiwir neaas are anove erouna. in ten ,i-io. nvi m... ,.k .
,nctiii..,.i, fiwi j , .. . . .. " Hiirei,
....... auu aiiinuvra, js-iiiii. i Hiways rnoiiKut mucn oi me .
tate closed and executrix discharged, 'colonel; always supported htm befor-' All the news all the time TIIK
Estate of Elihu Ratlibun. pre. JOu republicans switched off onto the ARGUS.
Pkil Mitchell, President
XL P. Hull. Vice President
P. Qreenawalt, Cashier.
Began the boslneia July 2, 1870,
and occupies S. E. corner of Mitch
ell & Lynde buildln.
R. R. Cable,
William H. Dart,
II. P. Hall,
H. B. Cakta,
Bollcitore Jackaoa Ham.