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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1007.
GEORGE ADE FABLES
Hazel's Two Husband's and What Became
ted. The old asbestos curtain will be
used before and after the show to com
ply with the theater laws. The new
curtain will be used only between acts.
The scene on the new curtain was evi
MASONS AT SILVIS
Copyright. 1302, lflrtS. by Robert Howard
a Nice Girl
the II 1 s h
School in a
1 o r t u
10:30 a.m. alK,ut tue
3rew the Diploma she was eatiug Sour
iTickles and just crazy to be an Au
thoress. A few Months later she Debut-ted
;wlth a Fanfare of Trumpets, after
iwhlch she was so busy straightening
out her Dates and sorting over her
Dance Programmes that she forgot all
about her Literary Ambitious.
Hazel was built on the Gibson Plan,
and it looked as if a good, fresh
iBreeze might blow her away. Just the
6ame, when she went to a Hop she
I was good for everything from the
Grand March to "Home, Sweet Home."
iAH she needed to keep her on the
Jump throughout the entire Night was
a dab of Chicken Salad and a Maca
roon about 1 a. ni.
Hazel stood in with the real Rowdy
iDows and was present at most of the
itall Doings, but she was a trifle shy on
IWardrobe. Papa had a large Family
ihitched behind his lowly Apple-Cart,
and he could not provide Hazel with
tvery many Snake Rings and Diamond
So foxy Hazel had the Weather Eye
at work. She was looking for some
thing Kind and Easy.
Of course she HUed the Boys she met
4tt the Dances. They were lovely Chaps
and kept their Hair combed nicely.
jEaeh one of them owned another Suit
iof Clothes and a Banjo, but Hazel
Iwas not looking for a Banjo. She was
(hoping for a Perfect Gentleman who
iwould band her n Check-Book and tell
her to go as far ns she liked.
' Therefore, when an Elderly Bachelor
fwith an Income of several Dollars per
IMinute began to bang around, she
'hearkened to the Voice of Reason.
Hazel found herself in a swell Shack
Tight on the Boulevard, with 14 Vas
sals to do her Bidding and a Change
f Jewelry for every Hour in the Day.
Husband would arise at 7:;'.0 and
ipike to the Office, but Hazel would
(take her Coffee in Bed about 10:HO and
ithen read the Sussiety Notes, for fear
that her Name bad got into the Papers.
.Then she would have her Hair done up
and permit two or three strong Serv
ants to lift her into her Clothes. Then
be would go out for n little Ride In a
-Royal Equipage padded 14 inches deep.
dently taken from the play, "The Re- First Communication Held by
Young Lodge of the Suburb,
125 Being Present.
phone with one
n e r, he
i ed Flower,
and had about as much Gimp as a Wet
Towel. But Hazel, when she began to
sniff the Night Air, was Just as kitten
ish as a Broncho nud keen for a Frolic
She was for taking In a chaste and in
structive Musical Comedy and then
lhaving a tasty little Supper of about
It the Producer tried to lie down and
claimed that It had been a Hard Day
t the Office. Hazel accused him of be
ing a Slobsterine, and intimated that
lie had ceased to Love. After sitting
around all Day, Hazel was not hanker
ing for any Quiet Evening in the LI
jbrary. She wanted to get out and hit
up the High Spots and dazzle the Pub-
aic with her Al Exhibit of Precious
' . Tapa knew that If he did not go she
pwould call up some of the Live Ones
and leave him bohlud. He wanted to
be game, so he would trail along and
lover like a Dark Cloud at the Out
skirts of the Happy Group. The only
time any one paid any Attention to him
rwas when tke Check came.
f Hazel had him going South most of
: If he ever started to rise up and de
clare himself she would give him
sweet little Kiss, right on the Fore
head, and tell him to lie down and Be
' There Is only one Finish for the de
luded Mortal who tries to work on a
iDay Schedule and at the same time
cover the Bright-Light District with the
Klgat Shift. He winds up ns the Prin
cipal Attraction of a Daylight Function
iat which six of his old-time Friends
jwear White Gloves. Every one sends
(Flowers, but he does not have to ac
Hazel looked very well in Black, but
It was "Hani Tines fdr her to stay in-
docrs. She knew it would cause Talk
If she cut loose before the Grass was
Greou in the Family Lot, so she was
pulling for an Early Spring and plenty
When she bought her Second Ticket
for the Merry-go-Round, she was de
termined on one Thing.
"The next one I pick out will not be
tied down to any Ofro," she told her
self. "I want a Man who can keep
awake all Evening. I refuse to travel
with Quitters. What we need in this
Country to put Giager into our 'Social
Affairs are Gentlemen of Leisure who
begin to get Good along about Mid
night." So she picked out a handsome
Wretch of Good Family who never
had worked a Moment in all of his
Life, and who hated the sight of a
He argued that it was Bad Form for
any one to suggest going home be
soon as she
s u ranee.
out to buy
to find out if everything was O. K. and
if she was having a Nice Time.
But you could say one Word to his
Credit. He never interfered with any
of her Arrangements, for the Reason
that when the Arrangements were be
ing made he was Non Est. He be
longed to several Clubs, at which the
Members removed their Pajamas to
put on Evening Clothes. Sometimes he
met his Wife at Dinner-Parties, and
when he did so lie showed her every
Consideration and asked her if she was
still living at the same Place. He nev
er forgot to be a Gentleman, even at a
Although she saw him only about
once a Week, she always had this Con
solation: She knew he was not work
ing himself to Death in nny Ofiice.
I When she applied for a Divorce, the
' f f T"i iftr j lii'l Tiling o Irnur Tir.-i
fore they found him.
He was very much rained, and said
he had never used a harsh or cruel
Word to her, because lie always talked
over the Phone, with Central listening.
She obtained a Decree, and as she
was leaving the Court-Room she was
met by a sympathetic Friend.
"What are you going to do next?"
asked the Friend.
"I am going to buy a Dog," was the
MORAL: It is often necessary to try
two or three before the Right Kind Is
FOR THE ILLINOIS
demotion of David Corson."
The Illinois has been cleaned and
renovated for the fall opening Sept. 1,
and is snic and span. Following are
the bookings for September:
Sept. 1 "Why Girls Leave Home.
Sept. 2 "Honest Hearts."
Sept. 5 "The Aristocratic Tramp."
Sept. 7 "The Cirl and the Stam
Sept. S "Royal Chef."
Sept. 10 "The Heir to the Hoorah."
Sept. II "A Thoroughbred Tramp.
Sept. 13 "My Dixie Girl."
Sept. 14 "Heart of Chicago."
Sept. 13 "Zeke, the Country Boy."
Sept. 17 "A Country Kid."
Sept. 21 "Panhandle Pete."
Sept. 22 "Eugene Moore."
Sept. 24 W. A. Brady's "The Man
of the Hour."
Sept. 20-2'J The Flints.
STATE LEADER ATTENDS
Annual Rock Island-Scott County Pic
nic Being Held at Suburban
Island This Afternoon.
MISS CROPPER WILL SING
SHE OBTAINED A DECREE.
Popular Soprano to Be Heard at the
Miss Harriet Crimper of this city
will be soloist with Peterson's band at
the Watch Tower tomorrow evening
Following is the program for .the day
March "The Four Kings" W. S. D. B
Overture "The Drummer of the
Melodies from the "Singing Girl"...
March "Yankiana" Loi'ti
Meditation "Angel of Love" ...Gieie
Selection from "The Burgomaster"
Characteristic march "Dixie Bios
Paraphrase "In the Deep Cellar".
Medley overture "The Merry Min
San Antonio Lamr
March "Old Faithful" Holzmnnri
Overture "Jolly Robbers" Supp
Melodies from "The Yankee Consul"
Patrol "G. A. R." dark
Valse sentimental "Thoughts of
Love" '. Mae.-.i
Selection from "A Society Circus"
soprano soio men I ueure naue
from the opera "Tannhauser" ....
Miss Harriet Cropper and orchestra.
a) "A Whispered Thought" (by re
1)) Intermezzo "Cherry" Powell
Morse's merry melodies Morse
. Introducing the latest popular airs
Fraser Stock Company.
Starting Saturday evening. Aug. 24.
the Fraser Stock company will open
an indefinite engagement at the Air-
donie. The company is one of the
strongest repertoire organizations on
the road, being headed by the clever
young emotional actress. Miss Iva
Richards. Miss Richards has had a
wide experience in several of Chicago's all.
most successful stock companies, and I 4
the cast surrounding her is said to be
exceptionally strong. The vaudeville
i lenient has not been overlooked, and
a variety of entertaining specialties
will be introduced between acts. The
opening bill will be "A Woman's Re
bnvis lodge of Masons yesterday
held its first communication, no less
than 125 members fromi Rock Island,
Moline, Davenport, Kcwauee, Port Bv-
ion, Buda, Cordova, Colona and other
places participating. The master
Mason's degree was conferred upon
even candidates, the work beginning
at 9 in the morning and laslinir till 10
o'clock in the eveuiug. The various
visiting brethren divided the work, C.
E. Allen, of Galesburg. grand worship
ful master of the state; C. B. Ward, o!
Rock Island, district deputy gran.'
master, and C. 13. Grove, of Rock Is
land, J. S. Burns, of Orion, and M. T.
Booth of Atkinson, all district lectin-
ers, taking leading parts.
The session was held in Cox's hail.
The ladies of the Silvis Baptist oSiuir'i
served dinner, supper, and a lunch at
the close of the exercises. Rock Is
laiui members are entausiaslic m
their praise of the service of the ladies
of the hospitality of the Silvis Mason.-;
Tho Silvis lodge was instituted last
March with IS charter members and is
now under dispensation.
The fifth annual joint picnic of th
Masons of Rock Island and Scott coun
ties is being held at Surburbnn island
this afternoon. The steamer Columbia
was chartered to carry the picnicker.;
to the island and left the dock on this
side shortly after 1 o'clock today. A
huge number of families took advan
tage of the chance for a day's outing
and are spending the afternoon at Su
Among the speakers who will deliv
er addresses tins atternoon are Min e
Representative Titus of Muscatiie
Iowa, Hon. Ixiuis Block of Davenport.
and M. T. Stevens of this city.
The following program is being car
ried out :
Music Grabbe's band.
Prayer Rev. H. O. Rowlands, D. D.,
Trinity lodge. No. 20s.
Song Choir, Fraternal lodge. No.
Address Hon. G. M. Titus, Musca
Music Grabbe's band.
Immediately after the program there
will bo a series of athletic contests, as
1. Fat men's race, 100 yards, 210
pounds or over.
2. Potato race, single men, IS years
3. Feminine race, 100 yards, free for
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Egg race, married ladies only.
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Race, 50 yards, girls 17 or under.
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Baseball game, seven iunins
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House in Shape for the Fall Opening
Bookings for September Announced.
Manager Taylor of the Illinois thea
ter has just received a new drop cur
tain, recently ordered from the Lee
Lash studios at New York. The design
is that of a Mexican flower girl selling
flowers in a park, and it is well execu- free.
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sego county, and the best friend of nn
family," writes William M. Dietz, ed
itor and publisher of the Otsego Jour
nal, Gilbertsville, N. Y., "is Dr. King's
New Discovery. It has proved to he
an infalliable cure for coughs and
colds, making short work of the worst
of them. We always keep a bottle in
the house. I believe it to be the most
valuable presciption known for lung
and throat diseases." Guaranteed ro
never disappoint the taker, by W. T.
Hartz, drug store, 301 Twentieth
street. Price &oc and ?l. Trial bottle
SOLOIST AT WATCH TOWER CONCERT
t, - -
MISS HARRIET CROPPER, POPULAR ROCK ISLAND SOPRANO.
The woman who does her shopping when
she wants to rather than when she is COM
PELLED to is comparatively rich.
If she has a sufficient household-money
surplus so that she is able to buy things TO
BEST ADVANTAGE to take advantage of
"out-of-season" sales and bargains she is a
fortunate woman, and should be a happy one.
Such a woman, as a matter of course, takes
as much interest in the store-ads as she takes in
the latest novel or fashion note. She increases
her "financial independence" steadily and surely
through the exercise of 'buying-thrift" and
foresight. May her race grow and multiply!