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THE "ARGUS, SATURDAY. MARCH. 14, 1908.
cuff attached and
in blue, tan and ,
new shirts, worth
S$1.50, sale price
t1 Iff SS?
HARPER HOUSE BLOCK.
St. Patrick's -1
Are tiie finest ever displayed in O
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, Flatcs of Ireland 10c Q
SlUiltes. . ., UK- Q
Shamrock Pins, up from O
O Shamrock lioxcs. ii from Iv C
Q (Kurt lioxes vitli Pip-s, up C
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O Round Poxes with Pipes, up '
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one pound boxes of Candy. g
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r ureams, uost mottoes, rancy q
Cakes with Green Candle Hold
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I MATH'S "
1710 Second Ave. Ito:h phones
: When March Winds Blow,
iyfjiiiij- with 'a (SimfortaUlt; over?,
Wttt tlun;t -in-ind il a bit'. Conifr.ln
Hud? look nt'our new stock-of ,1m- ;
rurtfd amJ 'dnriit-Klic wfliis for .
prtnp 4v-rcciats aJ'd suit, ind
Jfci'iva, 'your crdr aHy and; yotr
will liavn tlieai -when you ,Tv;anU
them most."" '
E. F. DORN.
1812 Second Avenue.
. Pay Taxes.
The taxes for 1907, both personal
and real estate, are now due and pay
able at j-oora 18, M. & L. building.
Hours, 9 to 12 a. m., 1 to 5 p. m. Open
Wednesday, and. Saturday evenings
from 7 to 9 p. m. Bring your lasi
year's" receipt$' wil,h . you.
; Tax Collector.
"I . Cause of Stomach Troubles.
'When a man has trouble with his
stomach you 'may know that he js
eating more than he should or of some
article-of food or drink not -suited to
hia age or occupation, or that his bow
els are habitually , constipated. Take
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tab
lets to regulate the bowels and im
prove the digestion . and see if the
trouble does not disappear. Ask for a
free sample. Sold by all druggists.
lAAycmioclmlf a family meJiclne. A uoctor s wea.cine
like Aycr'iSanapariUa.U not vaitly yer s sarsaparina
better tfU alcohol than with it. ZZ&ZnKoXi ,
HEAR GRAND OPERA
Large Audience Attends "Mad
am Butterfly" at the llli- ;
PRODUCTION IS PLEASING
One of the Heaviest and Most Elabor
ate That Has Ever Been Pre
sented in the Tri-Cities.
Rock Island and the tri-ciiies had
the first view of "Madam Butterfly,"
Henry W. Savage's big opera, last
evening, when a large and fashionable
audience attendtd the performance at
the Illinois theater. As a musical
event the production probably eclipses
anything else that has ever been given
here, while in purely physical propoi
tions it may be classed with the great
est ever appearing in Rock Island.
In elaborateness of detail and perfec
tion of finish there was little that
might be criticised.
As has been explained Uic leading
parts are so exacting that three sets
of principals are carried, appearing
in rotation. Rock Island was favored
in that the best of the siars sang last
evening. Miss Phoebe Strakusch, in
the title rolo, being a niece vf Madam
Palti. Those carrying the leading
Madam Butterfly, Cho-Cho-San
...Miss Phoebe yftrakosch
Suzuki, ChoChoSan's servant..'
: . . .'.Miss li-arriett M. Be'.mee
Kate Pinkerton Miss lCiuile Cole
B. F. Pinkerton, lieutenant in U. S.
Navy '. Vernon Si ilea
Sharpless, Ir. S. consul at Nagasaki
Thomas D. Richards
Goro.a marriage broker. Rudolph Koch
Prince Yamadori. . . .George Natansau
The Bonze, Cho-Cho-San's uncle.....
The Imperial Commissioner :
Francis J. Tyler
The Official Registrar A. Norwood
Cho-Cho-San's Mother. . .Adelaide Ott
The Aunt .Winifred Baldwin
Thr Cousin : . .Llewella Olafsor
Trouble, Cho-Cho-San's child . . .
. ,t. ..'.. Eileen Dempsey
Conductor ..Mr. Dopper
'..Story Want I'nllicHi'.
The story, it need hardly be said to
those who have read John Luther
Long's work, is one of the most pa
thetic ever told from the stage.' The
dramatization is by David, Beinsco, with
music and composition by Giocomo
Puccini. ;In, ,the opening. aPt, Mad
am Butterfly's villa overlooking Naga
saki bay , is ; shown. Here Lieuten
ant -Pinkerton, U. -S. N., jneets
the owner of the house and
after a brief courtship marries her ac
cording to Japanese cuslomv She,
however, on his demand, renounces
her native religion arid is spurned
thereafter by her own people.
In the three years that elapses be
tween the first act and' the second the
lieutenant goes back to America, a son.is
born to his wife and she divides her
time between rearing the little one
as much 'of an American as her lim
ited knowledge permits, and in watch
ing for her husband's promised re
In the second act the husband, 'does
in fact return. . Clio Cho-San sees his
vessel enter the harbor -and joyfully
makes ready to welcome" the father
of her child. Her .means have, become
exhausted and there are pathetic evi
dences of her . iwverty. The night after
the vessel a rriyesjs spent in a lon-ely vig
il at the window, but the lieutenant does
not come. In ' the meantime Sharp
less, the American- consul, whp was
notified in advance that Pinkerton was"
bringing his American wife with him,
has tried to pave the way for the
A Strong Tonic
A Body Builder - -A
Blood Purifier - -A
revelations that are to come but has
not been able ' to nerve himself to
fully discharge the task.
Hunlinurt on the Scene.
In vthe' morning Cho-Cho-San, wear
ied, by the anxious night, retires, leav
ing her maid, Suzuki, on watch. Im
mediately Pinkerton and his wife and
Sharpless, appear, the first named by
a wish perhaps to see his child or to
make any amends that are within his
power, the real motive not being fully
Suzuki yields to his entreaties and
does not call Cho-Cho-San till he has I
retired and then Sharpless and the
maid break the news. The first shock
over. Cho-Cho-San directs that she he
left alone with her child. Then she
blindfolds the boy, places an Ameri
can flag in his hand, tells him he will
be taken across .the seas to be reared I
by his father and after an affecting J
farewell of which the little one is un- j
conscious stabs herself and dies. Jusi
before the curtain the lieutenants
rushes upon the scene but. too late to'
prevent the consummation of the
tragedy. , I
Miss Strakosch as Madam Buttei fly .
could scarcely have been improve!
upon. Neither could Miss Behnee as ;
her maid. Both Fang sweetly, and in '
addition evinced a fine conception of
dramatic art. The leading male parts,
were likewise well taken. The orehes- j
tra was prohably the largest that has
ever come here in a similar capacity
and the best organized as well.
The whole rendition, in fact, re
quires a degree of precision that the
public can scarcely appreciate fully.
In the nature of things it was impos
ble for the orchestra to avoid drowning
fo some extent the words of the singers,
therefore il was important to know
the outline of the story in advance.
Minor Teams Contest.
- The teams in the basketball league
at the Y. M. C. A. played their sched-
4 -1 N N
fir, v !rtx ' riitrs
SCENE IN "PETER PAN," AT THE BL'RTIS, DAVENPORT, NEXT FRIDAY.
uJd games last night. The Ponies
defeated the Whalers, 9 to 2; the
Cubs won a 12 to 0 game from the
Knockers and the Tigers shut out the
Owls 7 to 0.
(Sixteenth Street and Second Avenue)
r COMlXG ATTRACTIONS.
Mnrch l.V "Adrift In N-v York."
Mar-1 22 "We Are Klne."
March 2:t "Pct-k'n Had Hoy."
IHnri-h -'.) lllnut-lio WcIhA.
(Eighteenth Street, North of Second
Vaudeville at 3, 8 and 11:15 p. m. Two
natlaeen Suudayn and bolldaya.
. The Family.
(Second Avenue, East of Nineteenth
Vaudeville at 3, 8 and 0:1. p. in. Two
niatinera Sundaya and bolldaya.
Attraction for Tomorrow. "Adrift
in New York" is Oie attraction at the
IllihOis theater tomorrow. It is one
of the most successful of the modern
At the Famiiy. The patrons of the
Family tlrealer have been morethan
pleased with the attractions presented
this week. ' Redpath's beautiful girls
and jolly'boys are very clever both as
singers and dancers and if crowded
houses are any indication of the merit
of the bill it is one of the most suc
cessful yet presented.
At the Elite; Manager Friedenwald
is presenting a very effective bill 'at
the Elite for the last. half, of the week
and big houses are the rule 'at every
John Riha, of Vining, Iowa, says:
"I have been selling DeWitt's Kidney
and Bladder Pills for about a year
and they give better satisfaction than
any pHl I ever sold. I have used them
myself with fine results. Sold bv all
druggists. - . ' .
THE HOUSE 1 HAT NEVER FOOLS THE PEOPLE
Beginning Monday Afterrvoon All Next Week.
PEOPLE IN THE CAST
Funny Comedians, Pretty Girls, Handsome Costumes, Tuneful Songs, Catchy Music.
We Originate Others Soon Follow.
Prices Always the Same, 10c and 20c.
FLOODS AT BATTLE CREEK
James Broderick Writes of Conditions
in Michigan Town.
.lames Broderick. formerly connect
ed with the pre:s room of The Argus,
and now press erector for the Duplex
company of Battle . Creek. Mich.,
writes from that-city telling of floods
that have' prevailed there, recently.
The river has been at flood stage with
no damage done for some time, but a
dam 12 miles above the city broke.
Mr. Broderick describes .what fol
lowed: "The water jose steadily all night
and the -next njornursit". started to
overflow, coming " dowrf ' tne Grand
Trunk tracks to the low Hinds. The
Duplex then got il -and it was not
over an hour until there was two feet
of water over the floors. I then went
up town and came back about 'dinner
time and to my surprise our own
street was knee "deep. I finally got in
by walking around the back wav. I
Goods St ore
. ' Stock Goods
, Made to
Order, ' . (
1619 Second Avenue,
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ate dinner and dressed and was going
to go out again and when I looked
out I could not even- see the side
walk in the back. That kept me
home. Then another dam broke and
by 4 o'clock in the afternoon the
water was running in the windows of
the first flooif acioss the street. The
water then was running so fast that
il. was impossible! to handle a boat.
The two lumber yards broke loose
,dO - St lit.
and for the next hour all you could
see was lumber coming, down.
"The Vaterv 'was8 ftfhtoing so fast'H
then that it took out the rear end of a
large factory, just 'ale the foundatidin
right -out- fr.oRriintfET it: . --t -'
"It was a -stgh I 'never saw befoee
and hope I never Mill again, mothers-
and children crying for help and the
wagons and horses were taking tbtm
oiit as ftist?as they could. ' . " v":
? "There1 "Were a' number thaf fell in
hut I have not heard of any one that
was drowned as yet. When the biuhl
jng fell a couple were hurt by being
dashed up against the falling timbers.
' "Today the water is., going , down
some." 'You can look out and see the
city officials bringing food to those
that could noUget out." "
The Magic .Paper.
This curious incident of travel in
Africa Is told by A. Henry Savage
'Lander: "I wished to buy a bag of
grain', but the woman who' owned it
would on no account accept silver
money for it nor any article which sbJ
saw in my camp. My Somali servant
had a bright Idea the only one he had
during the entire journey across Af
rica. He went to one of the boxes of
provisions and tore off n; highly colored
llabel from a corned," beef tin. Having
: licked It copiously. h stuck it in the
middle of bis ' forehead. Inquisitive,
like a woman- the. Carayu asked him
what he did Jt for The Somali gahj
he bad been seized,' with a; violent'
headache andtthe colored paper wis
a certain cureO The Carayu ttotice of
fered the grain if the Somali would
part with the magic paper. Her wish
was satisfied-: without delay,; and-the
womaD departed happy, ' i V
Didn't Find Out.
""So you. really attended the lecture
last night T v ' '"
What did. the. lecturer, talk aboutr
Wcli, I'm hof" sure, for he dldnf
say." Lyceumlte and Talent.
r Jest For tfie Time Table. -' '
The Erie railroad Is to pension "em
ployees, but makes ho provision, 'says
tfcR Louisville1' Courier-Journal, for the
passenger w ho becomes superannuated
before arriving at his destination!
DeWitt's LittJe Early Risers, Bmall,
safe, sure little liver pills. Sold by all
druggists. ' - ,
SKETCH OF LILLEY
Congressman Who Started the
Submarine Boat Investiga
tion an Interesting Man.
EARLY LIFE ONE OF HARDSHIP
Made Spectacular Entry Into Politics
Quick-to Scent Graft and to
' Give It Battle.
The farm f hi father. John lea
vens I.iiiey. ne::r Oxford. Mass.. was
the place, air.l Ar.g. :!, 1 .":). wan llv?
date of the birth of tleorge .l.eavens
Lilley, tin member of tlie I'nited
States house of representatives frou
Connecticut v.-hose iusisieme for a full
investigation into the ssiuuariue boat
tci'.nJal h:;s attracted attention ail over
the Fluted Stale.-;.
His entire lo.vh.Hul life was one of
hardship and toil, not play. Wilk
Mil under tlie age of ten he had to
ari:e at .'i o'clurk iu tin morning to
cover a milk ri;it a::d get thnmgh
v.iMi it i:i time to attend the country
("(Hiool at !l o'-Io:'j. llo was usually Vso
tlreli on reaching sehnul i!:at h: win;!,!
be found fast asleep at his d-k on tht?
i-ori IuKiou uf tlie Lord's Prayer, with
which the school versions wt re opencl.
says the New York World. In spi; or
hi.; handicap he reached the head or
When he was fourteen his parents
moved Int Oxforj. leaving tiim
hind to run his uncle's farm. The
LKleys next went to Middleboro, am:
there the boy peddled meat from a
cart for his father, who occasionally
sent him' to Boston to . buy supplies.
On one of these trips the lad, who was
not eighteen, learned that there was a
shortage of potatoes in . New England
and thai-There was an abundance or
them in '.Nova Scotia. . He induced a
Boston ifierebant whom he knew to
lend him $-2.(i(H, with which lie. went
to Nova Scotia, chartered a schooner
and -J..rought Br Mrgo 0f potatoes ti
Boston, where he sold them at a hand
Three years later he was a salesman!
with .two rival concerns offering-him n 1
partnership. One of these partnerships
resulted in the establishment la Water
bur.wOonn., of the firm of HIleyvlRwfrt
& Co. Ilia entry iirto politics in
was spectacular. He entered a town
meeting .at Waterbury which,wa pack
ed s with, adherents of a controliua-r'ing
of grafters and Renounced Its extrava
gance. ..A. road repairing contract was
about to be awarded for $3o,000, and
he offered to do the work and live tip
to all fts Spe"elficatious for ?3,50a lie
was not only howled down, but was
threatened ivith-iersonaI viohrnW."
That experience determined; his fu
ture course in life. He announced him
self as n Republican candidate for the
legislature and as a foe to all grafters,
large or small. He was overwhelming
ly elected and made' good from the day
of his election. He served a second
term and was then sent to congress,
where before he was hardly warm, in
his chair he defeated-an attempt to ex
tend an-.electric light .ctimpaiiy'a.fran
cdse In 'Hawaii npp'ft tfms that Were
oppressive to consumers. It was a b:rd
fight, for he was up against seasoned
congressmen, .but he won out,.- . ."
, nfurmbor Free Serd Ficjht.
His fight iu,the case of free seed dis
tribution has not yet been forgotten.
Members of congress, with an eye to
the support of the farmers, encouraged
it until it became the practice for the
members fo Qobd the rural parts of
their districts not with rare and valua
ble seeds, but with old and common
trash, because the otfter kind could not
be supplied la ?pqUticaP? quantities. '
; To attack this abuse pn the floor of
the house "was to'"subjecf oneself to
being misunderstood as nnfriendly to
the cause of agriculture, but with his
usual courage Mr. Lilley rose on the
floor aad denounced the practice not
the distribution : of. rare and valuable
seeds, but the wholesale Craft on the
agricultural department for cheap seeds
for pure'i. political ends. ...lie was twhl
A REAL HIT
he wo'.ild "lose the "farmer vote" ia
Connecticut, but he believed the farm
ers too intelligent to misunderstand,
and anyway he was attacking a wrong,
and that was tlie first thing to be
thought of.' lie mustered only three
votes for bis resolution to cut out' the
practice, which showed a contrasting
lack of courage among the other mem
bers, lie tried it again at the succeed
ing session and was again defeated, al
though he had increased his number of
supporters from three to a hundred.
.In the rail of litot Mr. Lilley intro
duced the resolution licit eventually
resulted in the trial and conviction ot
the tleneral I'a;er ompauy. popularly
known as the joper trust, and the dis
solving of the onibiue. which had
artlfleally advanced the price of print
paiier to th; newspapers of the coun
try. These results were due almost
wholly to the ("onnwticnt congress
man, vh pe:; oinlly spurred the judi
ciary committee of the ho;ise andaTter
wnrd the legal department of the gov?
eminent to action.
, . faa:i of Crcers.
Grass feed or flax seed sprinkled on
a wet sponge and occasionally mois
tened, hung up by a string in the wln
d nv. iu a few weeks will make a ball
Sunday, March 15.
The r.eautiful Comedy Drama
ADRIFT IN NEW YORK
I'lraty wf Wlioleaoine foinrdy lever
Many. Aew and Novel Si t notion He-
urnnl Srntn 'ow on Sale.
" PRICES Matinee,' 10c. and 25c; even
ing', 10c, 2nc. 30C and 30c.
Soats on sale at theater March 13,
Phone west. 224. , .
1"'.' - ' 72 82 99 i.1D0 ?
gURTIS QPERA LjOUSE
- j.-- Friday, March 20.
,Jiarhs-. Froliman Presents the Most
Successful May .of the Ct-n-.;
. , tury. '
;The Boy Who UouM o( Grow Up."
By J,.AI. Ilariie, ;
Author of "ThO' Little Minister."
PRICKS Matinee, 2.",e, f,0c, 75c and'
$1; night. 25c, 50c, 75o,. $1 and JI.50.
Seat sale Wednesday.
S. A. IjcnlnMoha, Owner find lamiaKr.
Tonight and Tomorrow Onfy.
REDPATHS BEAUTIFUL GIRLS
AND JOLLY BOYS. :
Funny Pictures. " H
12 Big Showsf or
10c and 20c.
That Versatile Comedian, James, N.
Rutherford, and Qompany, Present-
ing a Side-Splittlng College
. Comedy, - r
. The Great Actors. J. II. Nu
gent & Co., Presenting a Four-'
Act Drama, Full of Pathos and
Laughter, '.. .......
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