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Sixteenth- Street .and Second Avenue.)
!;i ' ' DOMINO ATTRACTIONS.
.-. April 4 "A Knight for a Day," wat-
April 5- V; W-Sierllno; Draaiatie com-
MT. -, ,. ; . . , ' - ". .
April 19-25 AVInnfaser Brother.
-April 2 Hit-hard & Prlngle'a Mln
fctreliw - ' ' ',. - '-;
. . April 27 "The Devil's Auction."
V The Elite.
.. (Eighteenth Street, North of Second
. . Avenue.)
'Vaudeville-at 3, 8 aad 9il5 p. n. Two
-. aatlaea Sunday and. holidays. '
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! Thej Family.
(Seco id Avenue, Cast of Nineteenth '
, ' Street.) ;' - 1
y Vaudeville at 3, S nnd 0:15 p. m. Two
. Matinee Sandfly nnd holiday.
Forty-five Minutes From Broadway.
'-George M. - Cohan's .ever popular
jnusical play, "Forty -five Minutes from
Broadway" was enjoyed by a fair sized
audience on its - second production at
the Illinois theater last evening. There
Is something eo catchy about the. gen
eral run of the play,-that ; people de
light to see and hear it oyer and over
again. Scott Welch as Kid Burns and
Francis Gordon as Mary proved strong
characters, equal to any that have
been seen in the leading roles. The
teat of the members of the company
with, a couple of exceptions were below
the average for productions of this
ness . a production that Is" quite .new
and different from the rest. ; A pro- j
gfam "that is away from the' stereo
typed lines- of fun-making, enhanced,
with catchy airs,, adorned with' a
scenic embellishment that pleases the
eye and the fancy, Berved with elabor
ate and skilful distinction by comic
opera favorites, all of which the auth
ors of "A : Knight for a Day" Tiad'in
mind and their venture has been ap
plauded by half a million auditors.-
"To Die. at Dawn." A " marked
change has taken Place hi these lat-
ter days in the public taste "for the
atrical productions. Plays of the
blood and thunder order are now back
numbers, .white "studies , of typical
characters selected from real every
day life and "presented by capable and
painstaking artists, now seem the true
delight of the. people. Amongst this
class of plays is the one to bo pre
sented next Sunday afternoon .and
night at the Illinois theater, "To' Die
at Dawn." The scene of, this play is
laid in the southland and the story it
tells is pure and refreshing. Sunday,
April 5, matinee and night.
" Just Out of Big Cities. A really
engrossing entertainment is not only
promised but assured in the musical
production of "A Knight for -a Day" to
be seen here for the first time in all
its' grandeur at the Illinois theater on
tomorrow -night. This is its 'first ap-
pearance outside of Chicago and New
York, where the long suocesKful - en
gagements in both "cities' lias, given it
big market value on the road As it
i 7 '"win be seen in only the largest cities
: ? in tour, it should :; wJnessed to ver
v - Ify ' its reputation as a bright,- merry
..- ranking sensation that has drawn the
crowds for a solid year in Chicago and
Is now repeating its success at Wal
Jack's theater. New York, where the
advance sale two months in advance
indicates its successful run until sum
mer time. To deviate from the beaten
Society news, written or telephoned i
to the society editor, or The Argus, -will ;
be Riadiy received and published. But
in either case the identity or the sender
must be made known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices miwt bear sig
nature and address. J.
Entertains Seminarians. The mem
bers of the middle class of the Augus
tana Theological seminary were de
lightful! entertained last night by
Dr. O. K. Lindberg at 30G Seventh
avenue. A dainty luncheon of several
courses was served after which the-,
seminarians matched wits in humor-j
ous impromptu speeches and stories.
Some vocal and piano selections added
to the evening's entertainment. The
guesls were A. A. Alilquist, A. Ander
son, J. E. Harrington, E. F. liergren,
V, C. Ekt-berg, F. J. Ell mall, II. P.
Johnson, J. It. Olson, C. W. Samuel
son, A. A. Wilfred and P. A. ledren.
Farewell Surprise Party. Mrs. Fred
C".trnhu of 509 Tenth street - was
pleasantly surprised by 25 lady friends
Wednesday aftera'oon. The affJir was
in the nature of a farewell party as
Mrs. Bruhn will leave before long for
an extended visit in Germany. The
ladies came provided with plenty of
OPENS AND CONTINUES A RUSH
Like a mighty storm the crowds poured into our store the past, few days,
taking advantage of the greatest sacrifice of spring footwear in the history
of Rock Island. We were totaljy unprepared for the enormous crowds that
thronged our store however, we have secured extra salesmen and we are
now prepared to give our patrons the proper, care. ' v -
We wish to thank the public for that quick response to; our advertising.
We also wish to apologize to those who were unable to be waited upon the past
few days, and to say there is still a large assortment with all sizes,
Remember Everything Goes at a Great Sacrifice.
1703 Second Avenue.
Rock Island,' Illinois,
tertained at an informal dancing party
in their new club roorn last evening.
The affair was largely attended and
proved very enjoyable. '
; - Interurbans . Waking Up. , .
Interurban projects are coming-out
f I .. . . , uu. i yTWUMg?!
vcj" , ; -. . til : ' f t
The mayor read an ordinance
amending the franchise ordinance of
the Union Electric Telephone & Tele
graph company. ' ' ""-...-.
Alderman Ostrom fnovod the imme
diate consideration. CurrkMl.
' Aldennaii Qstrom oioved the ordi
nance lay.ttvctlo". thef 'next-, meetjug.
Adjourned on' motion of Alderman
Lawler. ' M. T. RUDGFtEN.
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FIRE CAUSES DEATti OF
MAN IN -MERCED COUNTY
Occupants of Sr-ck at. North Hender
son Go to Bed Drunk and Blaze
Breaks Out Scon' Afterward.
SCENE "FROM ACT II IN "A KNIGHT FOR A DAY" . AT THE ILLINOIS TOMORROW.
' path-of theatricals, is usually a pre
. -carious undertaking; for the reason
rthe1 public is notalwaj's favorably in-
cliired toward something that is radic
ally new. Of course"those whq visit
the theater; expect and desire to wit-
good things to eat The hostess was of their winter siesta. A meeting has
presenteu wun a nanusome gift as a
memento of the occasion..
Elks Informal Dancing Party. Rock
Island lodge No. 9S0 B. P. O. Elks en-
Stomac&Center of Human
3 LifeMi Else Secondary
,The immense .'success which has .fol-
v&wed L. T. Cooper during the past
J'ear with his new. preparation has ex
ceeded anything -of the kind ever be
jCore witnessed ,.iu. mst of the leading
pitie9 where the yong fnan has intro
duced the "medicine: 1 Cooper has a
ioyel theory, He believes that the hu
v man stomach Is directly responsible
:for most disease. To quote his own
yords from an interview upon his ar-
rival in an' eastern city:, "The average
f , man or woman cannot be sick If the
,' . - jstomach 1s- working properly.S To be
I ; sure; there are diseases of a virulent
V '1 'Kature, such, as cancer, tuberculosis,
T, 5 diabetes, etc., which are- organic, and
. are not traceable to the stomach, but
; even fevers can, in nine cases, out of
. eri, be traced to something taken into
-- (the stomach. ..All' of, this half-sick
,", j. nervous exhaustion "that Is now so
1 - common, is caused by the. stomach!
gestive apparatus, that is doing- its full
duty, getting' every .';jSarticle.,of , vitality
out of all food by transferring It to the
bowels In .a -perfectly- digested state
this above all else brings health'
Mr. A. C.' Broc&, chef of the Brock
restaurant, Market' District, Boston,
Mass., who Is a staunch believer in
Mr. Cooper's theory and medicine, has
this to sayr.'T had chronic Indigestion
for over three years. I suffered terribly
and lost about 30 pounds. ' I was a
physical wreck when . V. started this
Cooper medicine, a month or so ago.
Today i am as well as I ever was in
my life. I am no longer nervous", my
food does not distress me In the least,
and I have a splendid appetite. I am
gaining flesh very rapidly in fact, at
the rtte of -a pound a , day.;: I
been called for Saturday eveninsr.
April 11, at Geneseo for the. general
discussion of the Rock River Traction
company's plans for lines connecting
Rock Island and Sterling. .
TEN SALOONS ARE ENJOINED
Action Against Those Violating Law
Injunctions were granted yesterday
against 10 saloons at Muscatine that
were recently raided and found to be
selling intoxicating liquor in violation
of f law." The writs were only tem
porary and were. not contested. Next
month, ; however, an attempt will be
made to make them permanent and
then it'Is likely there will be opposi
tion, oni the: part of the enjoined. '
' City Council ;Room, Rock Island,
111., April 2, 1908. -The council met
in special session at 8 o'clock 'p. m..
Mayor Schaffer presiding and all the
aldermen present. . . . .
.The clerk read the call as follows:
Rock Island, 111.. April 2, 1908. M.
T. Rudgren, Dear Sir: You will please
call a special meeting of . the city
eoimril nf th nltv ir Vur-lt Tlnn1 in
would J bo held April 2. 1908. at 8 o'clock n
not believe any, medicine " dn earth ' m.; for the purpose of acting on tele-
oj could have done for me what this bas, phone ordinances.- By order of,
3. done. It is remarkable preparation! MI. C. SCHAFFER. Mai
t conditions, and it is because my xem-iand Mr. Cooper, deserves all his -.sucr
. cu win auti ones reguiaie ine Biom-1 cess,
ach. that I am meeting with such suc-
C. SCHAFFER, Mayor.
s; Th mayor read a communication
from Central Union Telephone com
"Vye recommend the Cooper, prepara- -pan y, relatjve to proposed general pc
tions as being remarkable medicines. ' Hce ordinance Eovernins telenhone
10 sum the matter up a sound dl- , -Harper House pharmacy, . : t service. Received and placed on file.
North leiderson, Jl.( AprU .3 As
tne res-uV or a fire 4iere xveduesday
night, one .man. Jack Leary. is doad,
and his partner, N. B. Williams, is
seriousjy burned and in a critical con-
auion, aunougn piiysiciana give nop-
for his ultimate recovery. While one
of the victim? lost his life and only
the timely interference of those who
discovered ' the other man.' the nron
arty damage Was eonparatively small.
one building, a scale house. )
One, of the men wont to Mon-
mouth . Tuesday afternoon to' make
some purchased and one of them was
a Jug , of liquor. WUcu- he returned
home'i he shared his'Durchase with
the. other; ma, and Wednesday wa
spent;. i a great debauch. . In 1 no
eventng-erly: the pair went to bwi :irf
their 'small. quarters in a dead stupor'
About 9 to clock-? Umk' ""building was
found in flames; WJfliams crawling
out of the window badly burned.
Saturday, April 4, r f
Matinee and Night.
II. II. 'Frasee Presents the Original
Production, Direct from a Solid
. Tear's Engagement in '
' ' ' v Chicago; .'
A KNIGHT FOR A DAY
The MuMical Sensation of the Ceutuwy
MA SnflfociMlDjc SucceKM" In New
York All the (irrat IIIk Cant
,,. jf 1'rlaclpalM.
KdJio rtedway and Elsie Herbert
Gertrude Hntcheson. -Grace DeMar, EI
Plo Caird, Xjouise Wilson. Thomas Cam
eron, Robert O'Connor, James MacC.'or-.
mick, Ilarry Mack. . ...
The FaniniiH Amerlran Ilonnly C'ho.
ruN The "Kljtht DimolnR Mnil-rni"
The. Fountain Head for Musical Nov
elty. PRICES Matinee. ROe. 7'.c and 11.00;
evening. r0e, 75c. $1.00 and $1.50. Scat
Hale optMis Thursday, April 2. Phone
west 224. '
Death Was on His Heels.
Jesse P. .Morris of Skippers, Va.,
had a close call in ttier spring of 1900.
He says: "An attack of pneumonia
left me so weak and with .such a fear
ful cough that my friends declared
consumption had me, and death was
on my heels.' .Then I was persuaded
to try Dr. King's New Discovery. It
helped me immediately, and after tak-
Sunda, April 5.
Matinee and Night.
? J. Marlon House Presents
TO DIE AT DAWN
Matinee .-...'J0c and 20o
Evening 10c, 20c and 30e
. ' ; - Phone west 224. '''
In Lower Square
ing two and a half bottles I was a well
man again. I found out that New Dis
covery is the best remedy for coughs
and lung disease in all the world."
Sold under guarantee at all druggists.
50 cents and $1. Trial bottle free
1 a hot griddle cake
on a cold morning with
The health-giving essence of
golden corn. Tastes good
does good. ;;v : v
In air-tight tins, 10c., 25c, 50c - '
If you do not ivatt illegal deal
ing in liquor and R.ock Island
with a shortage of
Shall Rock Island Become Yes
, ' -
Anti-Saloon Territory? jq :
" .- .'-.''''''" . ' ,
Yes Means Prohibition.