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THE AUG US. - FRIDAY. JANUARY 17. 1908.
AT THE THEATERS
(Sixteenth street and Second tu.)
Jan. 10-17-13. .Sherman Stuck com
pany. Jau. Jor llovtnrd nnil 1 -! Ilar
rlnou, lu "The Flowrr of the Kniicli."
Jan. 20 "Irrain City."
Jan. 21. June Corcoran lu "A Doll's
Jan. 26 "At Ynlc," nintlner.
Jan. Sit "The I, My ntil the Frliicr."
Jan. ai Mary Mian, lu , ;IikIn.
(Eighteenth street, north of Second
Taarvllle at 3, 8 and 9:15 . m. Two
aaatlaees Sundays and holidays.
XBeoend arenue, east of Nineteen tL
Vaudeville at 3, 8 and 0:15 p. in. Two
Matinees Sundays and holidays.
a Clam Bake. Johnny
"Seth Hubbs" the village
Wfin? vif A lffj rAi
THE SHADY LANE GIRLS IN "DREAM CITY" AT THE
liackman and the oracle of Malaria
Center in "Dream City" gives the fol
lowing description of a clam bake:
"They take a lot of clams and corn
and chicken and lobsters and potatoes
and watermelons and cover them up
with wet sea weed and chuck a rub
ber sheet over them. Then they set
it all afire and you hang 'round and
tank up for a half a day till it's cooked
enough to spoil everything. Then you
all sit down on a hard plank, wi-th
splinters into it, at a wooden table In
the hot sun and wait a couple of hours
more for them to pass you something
to eat. If you like clams, ye eat so
many the rest of the stuff ain't no good
to ye, and if ye don't like clams. -ye
can't eat anything at all, for the corn
aiil taters taste- like the clams, the
lobsters tastes like the corn and the
lobsters taste like the corn and the
time yon are swillin flat beer and
everything is cold except the water
melon. You generally have to pay
about $: or $1 for it, and all yon get
is an ear of corn and a jag." "Dream
City" will be at he Illinois Monday.
"The Flower of the Ranch." Joseph
E. Howard, George Ade and Augustus
Thomas were seated In a club in Chi
cago a short time ago, discussing plays
and , playwrights. Howard, whose
latest musical comedy success, "The
Flower of the Ranch," was under dis
cussion, leaned back in a chair rem-
iniscently and said: - "Xow that-'The
Flower of the Ranch' has been pro
duced and is a success. I can tell you
a story of what happened, to me while
I was in Arizona, gathering material
for the play. I wished above all
other things to pet the proper local
color, and I stayed in a little camp
not far from the Mexican border for
some time. The t'ay I arrived there.
I noticed that the proprietor .of the
only hotel had taken down his sign
and was about to put up a new one.
1 asked him what he was going to do,
and he replied, 'Wal, stranger, I reckon
I'll change the name of this hotel. I
used to call it the Half Way house,
but some show folks was here last
weok and they said it was The .Limit.
So I guess Til call it that.' " At the
Illinois theater Sunday, matinee and
At the Elite. The Elite theater is
offering an exceptionally good program
lor the las:, half of this week. Every
act is full of comedy. Douglas and
Douglas are presenting some of the
best acrobatic comedy seen here this
season and perform various difficult
cts with a liveliness which makes a
x . -ssu
great hit. Lydell, Flink and Lydel are
presenting the "musical teddy bears,"
a good musical comedy sketch given in
a new and novel manner. Mr. Dyde1.!
takes care of the comedy end. as a
darkey on a hunting expedition, and
sings coon shouting songs as Only he
can sing them and also does eccentric
dancing, while the other members of
the company entertain with instrumen
tal music. Bert C. Weston, the nion
ologuist, sings several good comic
songs and tells stories which are real
ly funny. His best number is a poem
dedicated to the miners of Pennsyl
vania and is entitled. "The Man Be
hind the Pick." The Diamon.i comedy
SCENE FROM "THE FLOWER OF THE
quartet in their comedy sketch con-
unue to please the audience
their original jokes and songs.
At the Family. The class of enter
tainment lndng presented at the Fam
ily this week is aibout the best that
lias been seen there this season. The
bill consists of six big acts, headed by
thstalented actress, Miss Francis
Hoyt, and company, presenting Roland
Reed's latest com-edy success, "An
Eventful Honeymoon." The act is
one continuous laugh .from the rise of
the curtain to its fall. Miss Hoyt is a
very pretty little lady and is far from
being an amateur in tbebusiness, she
having taken prominent parts in "John
Drew" and the "Mummy and the Hum
ming Bird." She was also with Rich-
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ard Carle a number of seasons in "The'J
Tenderfoot." She only entered vaude-l
ville a short time ago and she has met
with a tremendous success everywhere
she has appeared. She and her com
pany were received with great ravor
by Rock Island theater goers at both
appearances last evening. AntKner
act worth much comment is that being
presented by West, and Mack, a duo
of black face comedians in a Darktown
sketch. The act being presented by
them is one continuous laugh from
start to finish. Beth members of the
duo are late stars of the Thatcher,
Primrose and West minstrels. Their
joke book is evidently a new edition,
as all that they hand out are new
ones. Nothing stale about their work.
Mr. find Mrs. Rooney are presenting a
rope bounding and acrobatic act that
abounds with sensation. Mis. Rooney,
a pretty little woman, takes care of
the acrobatic end of the act, while
Mr. Rooney performs a number of re
markable feats on the slack rope. The
only new single on 'the bill is Fred
Lazere, the contortionist. Mr. Lazere
is presenting a class of entertainment
that is new in every respect. He
actually ties himself in knots and
then smiles at the patrons who sit in
wonderment. The Manhattan quartet
is still on the bill and is being received
with the same high favor at every ap
pearance. Misi Mamie Mitchell, the
' '-'fit -V:.-. x x' -x -Jf'-S
female baritone, is singing
t rated songs for this half,
tures for this half are very
good. Stock Company Opens Engagement.
The Sherman Stock company opened
a three nights engagement at the Illi
nois last evening with "My Friend
from Arkansas," giving a very fair
performance before a small house. The
attraction this evening will be the
Presented with Piano. The handsome
Kimball piano, awarded to Miss Myrtle
Schroeder in the contest which ended
Wednesday night at the Family the-
RANCH" AT THE ILLINOIS SUNDAY.
ater, -was presented to the winner last
night at the first performance at 'ttm
theater. The committee of award con
sisted of George W. McCaskrin, Alder
man Martin McNcaly and Charles Fie
big. . Why Suffer from Rheumatism?
Do you know that rheumatic pains
can be relieved? If you doubt this
fact just try one application of Cham
berlain's Pain Balm. It will make
rest and sleep possible, and that cer
tainly means a great deal to any one
afflicted with rheaumatism. For sale
by all druggists.
De Witt's Little Early Risers are the
best pills known. Sold by all druggists.
The following new books have been
received at the public library and will
be ready for circulation -tomorrow
The Heart of Jessie Laurie Mrs. A.
Sheaves E. F. Benson.
Stories to Tell to Children S. C.
Camping and Tramping with Roose
The Revelations of Inspector Morgan
O. J. E. Crawford.
The Suburban Whirl Mrs. M. S.
An Encore Mrs. M. W. Deland.
The Truth About the Case M. F.
National Ideals Historically Traced
A. B. Hart.
Bachelor Betty Winifred James.
America as a World Power J. 11.
The Crucible W. L. Luther.
Landscape Painting in Water Colo:
The Awakening of China W. A. V
Rosalind at Red Gate Meredith
The Adventurer Lloyd Osborne.
A Man of Sark John Oxenham.
1 lie Great riawis, me romance oi
western American exploration Rand
Index to Short Stories C. E. Salis
The Dull Miss Archiuard A. D
The Princess Pourrpioi M. P. Sher
Sons of Seigneur Helen Wallace.
The Wheat Princess Jean Webster.
Arizona Nights S. E. White.
BOOKS FOR THE YOUNG.
Harper's Electricity Book for Boys
J. H. Adams.
The Young Trailers J. A. Alsheler.
Tom. Dick and Harriet R. H. Bar
The Spirit of the School R. H.
Stories from the Bible A. J. Church,
The Friendship of Anne E .D. De-
Old Indian Days C. A. Eastman.
long Knives, the story of how they
won the west G. C. Eggieston,
Jack, the Young Trapper C. B.
The Luck of the Dudley-Grahams
A. C. Haines.
The Next Door Morelands E. W
Olive Fairy Book Andrew Lang.
Another Book of Verses for Childrei
E. V. Lucas.
Theodora Katherine Pyle.
Our Little Brazilian Cousin M. F
The Story of Nelson E. F. Sellar
Milly and Oily Mrs. M. A. Ward.
CHICKEN HEARTED MEN.
Every One of Group Dreaded to
of Some Injury.
'I could hear the bone in his wns'
Biian," said a man who was describ
ing an accident to a group of 'men.
"Oh. cut it out. for heaven s saKe:
called out ono of the group. lie was n
big fellow, but be was as white as a
The speaker . laudied ieeringly. '
didn't "know yoti were so chicken heart
ed," he said.
. The big man began to explain. "I'm
not what 'you would call it timid sort
of person, but the mention of any in
jury to the wrist always turns me
faint. I can stand seeing blood flow
or hear thrilling tales of broken limbs
and smashed heads, but I can't stand
any wrist , stories. I don't know the
reason. - It seems to be merely a mat
ter of temperament."
r A quiet little man came to the res
cue. "I know jusfwuat you moan."
he said. "You're not the only one who
has a peculiar aversion to a certain
sort of Injury. Now, my particular
aversion is on account of trouble with
the e.ves. Immediately I begin to
blink and wink and" my Cyes smart
I hese dnod winter
Clearing Sale Trices
Women who know, appreciate a reduced price on such qualities as are represented in the
garments we are now selling at one-third off the regular price.
Not a Coat, Suit, Fur Coat, Neckpiece or Muff in the house is excepted.
xt n .
is. Ino inriations or imaginary
and the actual saving you make
and the Clearing Sale Price.
ou come ana choose tne garment you want, anu wic pruc ia uuuuu juou as we ten yuu n
Coats Suits Tur Coats
Were Now Were Now Were Mow
$ 8.25 . . . .$ 5.50 $10.00 .-...$ 6.67 $22.50 . . . . $15.00
$10.00 ....$ 6.67 $14.75 ..,.$ 9.83 $30.00 ...$20.00
$12.50 . . . .$ 8.33 $18.75 . . . .$12.50 $45.00 . . . .$30.00
$15.00 . . . .$10.00 $22.50 . . . .$15.00 $50.00 . . . .$33.33
$20.00 . . . .$13.33 $30.00 . . . .$20.00 $87.50 . . . .$58.34
S. A. LEWINSOHN,
The record in attendance last Wednesday evening. Miss Myrtle Schroe
der, the 14-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Schroeder, who reside at
oil Twentieth street, was the successful contestant in the piano con
test, and the beautiful $350 Kimball was presented to her at the firs;
performance last evening from the stage of our theater. Your cou
pons will be good this evening at the first show, so bring them with
you, as we propose to give a consolation prize. It will not be $100 in
gold or a house and lot, but the recipient of the same will be more
Greatest Vaudeville Bill Ever Presented to the
People of the City.
Headed by the Beautiful and Talented Actress, Miss Frances Hoyt, as
sisted by Her Own Company, in Roland Reed's Latest Suc
cess, "An Eventful Honeymoon."
WEST AMI M t K l?l;K-k-facc
Artists. formi-rly with
Thatcher. Primrose and West's
T1IK HOUSE S Sensational
hounding rope Hint aerohalie. act;
seen once in a lifetime.
MAM IF. 51111 Ill'.l.l
baritone, in illusti
PRICES 1Cc and 20c. Matinee,
tomorrow. Admission, 5 cents.
until I can't stand- it. I'd rather hear
an account of a brutal murder than
any description of an eye disease."
The man who had jeered at the big
man had been thinking. "I have one
of those aversions, too. now I come to
think of it." he said. "It is accounts of
paralytic shocks, to which I particular
ly object. I feel myself growing numb
all over when I hear such tales, and I
always make an excuse to get away as
soon as possible."
His remark was a signal for a uni
versal confession. Ono acknowledged
that the sight of blood gave him a sen
sation of extreme nausea; another said
that reading or hearing of a fracture of
the skull gave him " a gone feeling at
his stomach." anil another said he
shivered so bis teeth chattered every
time he heard an account of an opera
tion for appendicitis.
The big man was triumphant.
"Well, I'm not such a big baby after
all," he said. New York Tribune.
FEAR IN BATTLE.
Frederick the Great Ran Away,
Grant Was Afraid.
Some of the greatest soldiers who:-:e
names adorn history's pages entered
their first battles with a feeling of fear
In their hearts.
Frederick the Great simply' lost his
head at the battle of Molwitz. Had
he not been a king it Is safe to say
that he would have been shot at the
next sunlise. In the heat of the car
nage he, got an idea that the army un
der bis command was being over
whelmed, so he put the spurs to his
horse and dashed headlong among his
soldiers. He rode many miles before i
he stopped in his wild flight. Late at
night he was discovered hiding in an
old mill, awaiting, .as be thought, .cap-
wearables are dointf tast under the
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vaiuanuns, uui guuua wirnu
is the exact difference between
Owner and Manager.
MANHATTAN QI AKTII'
Four newsboys who can sinn;.
IMlOFF.SSOll STONFK'S Olt
"Hi:s i l Pronounced Hie tiest
in the three cities by musical crit
ics. MOVIM; 1'HTl'HF.N "A Case
uf Arson." 'French Vaudeville."
FHF.II I.VAEHF. The renown
ed aerial contortionist.
any seat, 10c. Chitdrea's matinee
tir.'e by the enemy. Then be discover
ed that the army he deserted had won
As Frederick was a prince, every
Iwiif tried to forget the incident just
as quickly as possible. And after that
when the king went to wcr lie was
just as bravo ns any other soldier.
Generai Grant in his memoirs tells
us that, despite the fact that he was
not new to the ways of war, be had n
strange fear in his heart when as com
mander of the Union forces he found
himself on the eve of his first battle
of the civil war. He adds, however,
that he came to find that "the other
fellow" had a similar feeling.
In American history there is no more
reckless warrior than the dc.sbing Light
Horse Hairy Lee. It seems strange,
therefore, to find that at the out&et of
the Continental struggle YVasb.iiigtO'J
had to reprove him for his "prudence"
In battle. Lee, though, up and told
Washington that he was just as brave
as the geneal in chief, and he made
good his word. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Usee Tm$ Dw&ctc Or Cmmbuujh jtinoTJkGt
, Monday, Jan. 20.
Kngland's Famous Actress,
Mrs. Patrick Campbell
And Her Own London Company, in the
"THE SECOND MRS, TANQUERAY."
PRICKS r,0c.l'7rc. 1.0. $!.r,0 and
12.00. Seat sale Friday. " '
intluence oi our
J.. 1 i. ..-II -..
-. i in .
ormer prices quoted
$ 3.00 ....$ 2.00
$ 5.00 . . . .$ 354
$ 7.50 . . . .$ 5.00
$12.50 ..-..$ 8.34
Tliree Xislittt. Commencing;
Thursday, Jan. 16.
THE SHERMAN STOCK COMPANY.
Till KSOAV MtiHT,
"My Friend From Arkansaw"
Fit I DAY SIGHT,
"The Village Vagabond" v
"Bad Man Johnson."
Special matinee for ladies and chil
dren Saturday afternoon. Indies free
opening night under usual conditions.
PRICES lOe. 20c and 30c. Be sure
and get coupons for the drawings.
Seat sale at theater Jan. 14. Phone
I OlUlCTION CHAnBlHUN.KlKDTAConiHV.
Sunday, Jan. 19.
Matinrr nnil NIkIiI.
A Ureal P.ig I'tnlisputcd Success Ask-in-Singer
MABEL BARRISON AND JOSEPH E.
In the I lancing. Prancing Western
"THE FLOWER OF THE
I'ourlrrn ltijj Mimical oinlirrs Chorus
r .".(. 4 of hrm rrrtly (iirls.
Book and Music by Joseph li. Howard.
Music, Thrills. Laughter, Girls.
1" KICKS Matinee, 25c, f.Oe, Tic, $1;
night. 2.".e. r.fic. T.".c, (I and $I.r0. Seat
sale at theater Friday, Jan. 17. Phony
Monday, Jan. 20.
Tin- Season's .Most Brilliant Kvent An
OITcring of I'nusual Importance
Joe Weber's New York Produc
tion of the Musical
From Weber's Theater, New York,
1.ITTI.K CHIP AM) MAHY ' MA mil, K.
Book and Lyrics by Kdpar Smith Mu
sic by Victor Herbert.
Oi-RnniMilion of 60 Proplr Amrrira's
Mont PfiMclnuUnst Henoly Chorus.
PRICES 25c, 50c, 7.-.C, $1.00 and J1.50.
Seat sale at theater Saturday, Jan. 18.
Phone west 224. - ' '
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