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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1907.
At the Theater.
a three months' tour of the south "Thej
Clansman" was -witnessed by 500,000
persons. Its northern productions, in
New York and middle west, were wit
nessed by nearly a million more peo
ple. It has excited violent controversy
and revived interest to an extraordin
ary extent in the race problem. Two
companies are now touring (he country
in the play, and a third will soon he
organized for the far west. Juried
from iis success thus far. "The Clans
man" promises to hold the boards fox
the next quarter of a century and t
cast in the shade the records made by
"I'ncle Tom's Cabin," to which it is
i sense an answer. T he Clansman
is now on its second tour of th
country, and will visit the Illinois the
ater April 2.
AT THE ILLINOIS IN "AT YALE" APRIL 5.
BOOKINGS AT THE ILLINOIS.
March 31 "The Village Parson,"
April 2 "The Clansman.
April A Bethany Home Minstrels.
April 5 Paul Gilmore in "At Yale.'
April 7 "Ole Olson."
April 8 Ezra Kendall in "Swell Ele
April 9 "William's Ideals."
April 12 "The Denver Express."
April 14-20 Chase-Lister company.
April 21 "The Umpire."
April 26 Otis Skinner.
April 28 "Slaves of the Orient."
BOOKINGS AT THE GRAND.
April 4 "The Powers That Be."
At an Early Date Thomas W. Ross
in "The Other Girl."
One of Younaest Playwriahts. Av
ery Hopwood. whose latest play. "Th
worked for over a year, has made such
an instant and overwhelming success
that next season it will be presented
by three different companies.
Next Sunday's Bill. The Illinois
Sunday, March :'.t. matinee and night,
will offer "The Village Parson." which
has met with great success throughout
the country, and much praise and t'av
oiable comment have been lavished
upon it. The plot is well construct .1
ami the characters are intelligently
conceived and presented in a plausible
manner. The play is put on in a com
plcto manner, and the scenic, mechan
ical and light effects are of the bo;t
and most modern kind. "The Village
rarson" is one of the dramatic hits i
Brief History of "The Clansman."
A brief account of the origin and pro
Present Day Stage Trappings. That
the present day stage trappings run t"
riotous extravagance is an utidciiiahk
assertion. Much discussion has boon
raised bv the famous race scene in the
new college play "At Yale," in which
a real race is put upon the stage with
panoramic effect that pictures the en
tire course and the two boats manned
with the full crews of eight m
apiece are actually pulled over the
course and across the stage in fu'l
view of the audience. l'aul (lilmo.v
who will appear in the piece at the
Illinois on Friday, April 5. said recent
ly about this scene: It is never ex
tiavagance to give the public, some
thing that fills a want that nothing els.'
will. In all other college plays, when
either the football team has an innin
or the boat crew has a winning, it :
Ida veil or won off the stage, anil the
'realism.' socalled. of the picture is
tained by a judicious amount of noise
on and off the stage with a wild set of
people on the stage making the audi
ence believe that they are seeing
j-oniething they are not seeing. In oar
new play 'At Yale,' we give the ra
on the stage. The eight men enter
their boats and actually row in lb
electrical contrivances provided for
them across the stage, but slowiv
enough to allow the entire course 10
pass before the eyes of the lookers-on
This is genuine. This is real. Thi
can no more be said to be extra vi
gance than it is to have real blood up
on Macbeth s dagger or a real army n
the stage. The machinery is expensiv
and the electrical contrivance one that
has never been tried before. But
gives the satisfaction that no other
set ne could possibly give. It is ther
tote an added piece ot artistic work
manship an artistic achievement."
Powers That Be," comes to the Grand giess 'nf Thomas Dixon .Ir.'s play,
Thaw Pictures Draw. The Thaw
pictures being shown at the Elite thi
week are attracting an unusual amount
of attention and are drawing lar
crowds. I he pictures were taken m
New York city and they show th
much talked about case from boginniu
to end. The Cms are unusually clear.
Anyone Who has -read-of ' the ease in
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SCENE FROM "THE CLANSMAN" AT THE ILLINOIS APRIL 2.
opera house, Davenport on Thursday,
April 4, Is the youngest of the suc
cessful American playwrights. His
first play, "Clothes," in which Crac
George made the hit of her career Iat
September, packed the Manhattan the
ater in New York city for live months
Its New York run was cut short to
make way for Mr. Brady's oilier at
tractions, but Miss George, who is
now playing the larger cities in thi.
play, will probably return to the me
tropolis in the spring for another ex
hibition of "Clothes." As great as has
been the success of this play However,
it. promises to be cpiite overshadowed
by "The Powers That Be." This stir
ring drama, upon which its author
SintCTION CHAIItf RUN.KlNDT tOMKANV
Tuesday, April 2.
"Cyclonic Success South and North,
By Thomas Dixon. Jr.
From His Two Famous .Novels. "The
Leopard's Spots" and "Th Clansman."
SPECIALLY SKI.KCTED CAST
Of 40 Principals, Small Army of Super
numeraries, and a Troop of Caval
ry Horses,- Carloads of Scen
ery, Mechanical and Elec
Direction ot- Urorigc II. Rrennnn.
PRICES 50 conts to $1.50.
Phono west 221.
Western Vaudeville Mgrs. Ass'n Circuit.
Three Performances Dally Thrc.
10c ADMISSION 10c
Reserved Heats, 20c; Saturday mating
nlldrtn under 12 years. So.
"Tho Clansman," may prove of interest
to readers who have wen much in tin
newspapers concerning it. The origin
al play was called "The Leopard's
Spots" from the author's earlier South
ern novel, "but "The Clansman," pub
lished by Doubleday, Page & Co.. mi
January, Wd, had such a record-breai;-ing
success that it was determined to
change the name and base the drama
to a large extent on the newer book.
The initial production took 'place at
Norfolk, Va., on Sept. 22, 1005. During
Dihlction CHAnetRLiN. Kindt CompANv
Sunday, March 31.
Mnlliier and Night.
O. E. Wee Presents the Beautiful Pas
toral Drama, e
THE VILLAGE PARSON
SEVENTH SUCCESSFUL SEASON.
Original New York Production. Special
Scenery. Elaborate Costumes.
PRICES .Matinee. 10c and 25e; night
2r.e, 35c and 50c. Phone west 224. -
E LIT E
THREE SHOWS DAILY
3 P.M. 8 P.M. 9:15 P. M.
SPECIAI Entire change of program
twice a week Mondays and Thurs
Any Seat . .
Santell, the Modern Hercules, Appearing at the
Crystal Theater This Week.
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the papers will appreciate the pictures.
They show the shooting of White as it
actually occurred at the (larden the
ater. Evelyn Thaw on the witness
stand. Thaw in his cell, visits by his
mother and Evelyn and many othr
views of the tragedy.
Santell, the Strong Man, at Crystal.
The feature act of this week's bill
at the Crystal is Santell, the strong
man. In vaudeville circles he is
known as the modern Hercules, and
well he deserves the title as his muscle
development is something marvelous
Ho is said by physical culturists to hi
the best developed man living. Sante'I
last season appeared in Moline and
packed the house at every perform
ance. A number of his feats of strengh
seem almost impossible for a human
being to perform. He lifts four men
averaging IfiO pounds each and walk
around the stage with them. He also
handles with ease large dtimhells
weighing around 200 pounds. Another
feature act is that of Stenmi and La-
Grange, musical artists of rare talent
They play a number of different in
strument. Kate Hope King, singing
and dancing comedienne, is a very
clever artist in clog dancing. The Man
ning trio, sketch artists and comedi
ennes are playing a second engage
ment at the theater. They were hen
the early part of the winter and bein?
very good entertainers, were engaged
for the second appearance. The il
lustrated song for thia week is one of
the late Indian songs. The slides used
to illustrate the songs are very bean
tiful. The pictures are late ones.
Wall Paper Sale
NOW ON AT
A. W. Cramptoiv
Book, Art and Wall Paper Store, 1719 2d Ave.
BEAUTIFY YOUR HOMES
There is no way to do it as satisfactory and as cheaply
i WALL PAPER.
Houscclcaning and renovating after the winter being now
the order of the day. the busy housekeeper is pleased to
be informed where the best and cheapest stock of wall pa
per may be obtained.
Thjmost critical taste can be gratified and suitable ; ' ' '
styles and colorings obtained. Parlors, sitting rooens, dining
rooms, bed rooms, dens, libraries, halls, bath rooms, kitch
ens, etc. As the range is wide in pattern and coloring, we
guarantee satisfying results
At Half Price.
Stock not of this season's purchase has been sampled in
two large books, and as it has been decided th.it this stock
must be closed out, this spring's prices are cut one-half,
and in some instances less than one-half.
in Timber Lands
HARDWOOD FORESTS OF THIS COUNTRY ARE NEARLY DE- O
PLETED AND PRICES ARE RAPIDLY ADVANCING. O
The Rock Island Tropical Plantation Company
OWNS 22 SQUARE MILES OF THE MOST VALUABLE FOREST
The company consists largely of citizens of this community. !t
has recently completed the necessary preparations of building roads,
etc., and is now arranging to begin the manufacture of lumber. Its
timber is largely mahogany, Spanish cedar, and other valuable woods.
In order to secure the necessary funds for rapid development, thi
company is offering a limited amount of its stock for tale at a con
siderable discount to cash buyers. It is the desire of the company t
have the home people take advantage of this special offer, and if you
have money to invest it. will be to your interest to investigate tli'j
proposition at once. Ho it now. Call at the office or address
BENGSTON BLOCK, THIRD FLOOR : : ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
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The Twentieth Anniversary Celebration
Continues; Special Values are Of
fered Throughout the Store.
Sale White Waists!
THIS palo was planned a a special Anniver
sary event. For some time our waist laiyer
l;i 1 ecu n the :ileit for waist values that vuld
make this an extrao dinary sale. These coine from
a lf.atlinti waist m ikerantl represent tiio i.e wtjt
ideas for spring.
.Made of excellent quality lawn, are
b( aiHilttily trimmed with lace and em
broidery. ( Ipeii front or back models,
long or short sleeves. Regular $;7
and $1.5c waists; special tomorrow, at
50c Silk Sale
THIS opportunity to obtiiin $1
and $l.'jr silks at r.'.c wed
deserves the interest that is be
ing taken in it; i,rno yards of
pretty new plaids, cheeks, fan
cies and novelties in exclusive
designs and new colorings. le
sired for spring waists and dress
15c Batistes 10c
THK savings resulting from
this special sale of the iop
nlar materials are worthy the at
tention of every woman planning
new spring waists anil dresses.
Hots and figured designs in all
the d-'sired colors. Full ".U inch
es wide. On our front bargain
counter, tomorrow, at,
per yard, only lOo
Extensive Showing of Easter Millinery
A N EXCEPTIONAL effort is being made to supply the heavy demand
jCx. for Easter Millinery. Our showing is greatly varied in shapes and
in trimmings. The distinctive style features and correct ideas for
spring are represented. Hats of unusual beauty in large and medium
shapes, trimmed with an abundance of flowers and
with ribbons S5. SS.50 and S10
i. -'" : Second Floor, Front.
fintiTiON tHAneiRUN.kiKVTAtOfiPANV 6iginoN CiiAriBERLiN. Kindt ComPAMY
TUESDAY APRIL 2nd
"CYCLONIC SUCCLSS SOUTH AND NORTH."
"THE CLANSMAN'S" REMARKABLE HISTORY.
A million and a half people have seen the play.
A million and a half people were turned away.
Box office records shattered in every part of the country.
Five distinct and successful engagements in New York.
An all-summer run in Chicago.
Record breaking visits to every principal city in the United States.
Specially selected cast of 40 principals,
small army of supernumeraries, and a
troop of cavalry horses, carloads of
scenery, mechanical and electrical ef
BY THOMAS DIXON, JR.,
From his two famous novels, "The Leopard'3 Spots''
and "The Clans-
WARNING Order your scats by mad, sending remittance with order.
In this way you will avoid having to pay excessive prices to specula
tors, as was the case last season.
DIRECTION OF GEORGE
PRICES 50c to $1.50.
Eczema, Tetter, Salt Rheum, Itch,
Ring Worm, Herpes, Barbers' Itch.
All of these diseases are attended
by intense itching, which is almost ia
stantly relieved by applying Chamber
lain's Salve and by Its continued use &
permanent cure may.be effected. It
has, in fact, cured many cases that
had resisted all other treatment.
Price 25 cents per box. For. sale I y
all leading druggists.
Elegance In Wall Paper
Like distinction ot carriage and de
portment in numans, appeals to the
artistic eye. There's a certain sub
tle "something" in papers we select
and sell which speaks of style,
taste and superiority which people
appreciate. We- ask you to see and
select wall decorations here at your
leisure, as you will And our goods
priced very low.
Partdon Wall Paper Co.
419 Seventeenth Street.
WE DO THE BUSINESS.
llecause our rates are lower, time
longer and payments smaller. The fol
lowing is our weekly payment plan:
tiOc is a weekly payment on a $25. h)
loan; $1.2(1 is a weekly payment on a
$jiun loan. We also have a month v
and quarterly payment plan. Will
loan you from $5. tut to $1" on your
furnrtnre, pianos, horses, wagons, ec.
We also make salary loans. When you
need money, call, write or phone us.
We will be glad to show yon on whnt
liberal contracts you can borrow
TRY US ON'CE. Three private offices.
TRJ-CITY LOAN CO.,
Old Phone N 2425. 219' Brady, Davenport.
Open Wednesday and Saturday 'Nights.