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AT THE THEATER
(Sixteenth Street and Beoond ATevue.)
' Feb. 13 "The Flrat Violin," matinee.
: Feb. ITorJen IWIelaon.
iren. 17 'inie oi 1'iceuui," (iobc
; Feb. 18 "In Wyoming."
Feb. 2V "Lion and the House," matl
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Feb .21 Th Grent Divide."
Feb. 23-27 Zlnn Mailrlt ronpuj,
matinee on tbe 27th.
Feb.,. 28 Mia Tetayla Tclcgrain,''
aaatlaee. " '..'-,
(Elchteentb Street, North ef Beyond
Avenue.) " "
Elite Stock company, aopearintt each
evenias at Mil., with mntlueea Tnea
tlaya, Friday and Sundaya. -
(Beoon Avenue, East of Nineteenth
. Wirt j
Vaudeville at 3, 8, and 91S p. nu Oac
aM(laee goadaya and holiday.
"The Isle cf Picalilli." The seat sale
for the home talent musical play, "The
Isle of Picalilli," will open at the Illi-
uuia uif titer ui a u tiwn muiiuaj uiui
ing. The play promises to be attended
by an Immense audience.
Unusual Attraction. True S. Jamer,
n actor of great experience In many
f o m iiiu i-td lirln rr - 4 Vi TlllT-ili. t r
inillUUO 1 UIVO, Ul lil j-,0 IU LX1U IlllUUli ' J
day a production of Richard Mans
field's triumph, "The First Violin."
The story told in this most modern
and natural play is one of rare beauty,
as readers of the popular novel by
DuDdrearyv' ' o'nV "The Honor. of the j nients w ere served' 'and daiicing was
Family,-' "Father and the Boys,w ;,Tne the order of the evening.sW - . ; '
Thief," "The Yankee Prince," "Fifty) - '
Miles from Boston," "Mary's Lamb" W. C. T. U. Essay Contest. The as-
" : ' i"The Spring Chicken" and othef birsay contest conducted by the W. C, T.
a pretty, little Vermont hits! The cast includes Walter Law-iU. and participated in by the children
It is the most natural thing
world for Bob to fall in love with this,
the first woman of the better class he
has ever known.' But it is different
with Jennie Summers. She resists the
attractiveness exerted over her by herj
handsome, picturesque lover, with his
gentle voice and virile power, because
of her superior breeding and gervtle
ways. It Is a battle royal between her
heart ami her prejudices; but at last
she comes to see that after the manner
of other American women, she cannot
he!p loving a man "who is a man," and
the cowboy proves her master. At the
Illinois Thursday evening, Feb.'1 18.
acher, and full of the rare rence, Helen Royton,-, Grace Tyson, J of the seventh grades of . the pubis
of her Puritan inheritance. George YV. Monroe of "My Aunt Brid- schools, will come to a close with tb.3
the, get", fame, Arthur McWatters, Will! leading of the prize essays next Tues-
West, Mazie King, Ada Gordon, Bert; day afternoon at the Broadway Pres
1 . ' : . tby terlan; church. The children have
j been writing on a temperance topic
j and prizes will be given for the best
I essays, two first and. two second prizes
, to the boys and girls and a prize for
the. school turning in the largest num
ber) of essays. The exercises Tuesday
: afternoon will be public and the prize
! essays will be read at this time and
the prizes awarded. ' ' ' ' ,
T. H. E. Club Entertained. The T.
H. E. club was entertained last even
ing at the home of Miss Catherine
Kurth, 1420 Fourteenth street. The
evening vas devoted to playing games
and there was music and lunch. The
house was prettily : decorated in the
club colors, purple and gold. Tin
next meeting of the club will be with
the Misses Verne and Lillian Burnett.
515 Twentieth street.
"Magda." Hortense Nielsen, who
presents Magda, Is the actress who
made such a hit in Ibsen's "Doll
House" last year, has even a stronger
play this year. The story of the play
is woven around Magda, the daughter
of an aristocratic German nobleman.,
who is determined to wed her to a
clergyman. Rather than marry a man
"Under Southern Skies." Few plays
cf recent years have secured such a
6trong hold upon public favor as has
"Under Southern Skies," which comes
to tbe Illinois theater tomorrow, mati
nee and night, for the firstKtime this
season. .Since it has been seen here
"Under Southern Skies" has appeared
in many cities and always to large and
enthusiastic audiences. Its reputation
is now so well established that it has
become almost unnecessary to print
any encomiums of the play and pfoduc- uBurtis, Davenport.
tion, the mere announcement of the
coining of the attraction being all that
is necessary to draw crowded houses.
HORTENSE, NIELSEN IN "MAGDA,"
AT THE ILLINOIS NEXT
von Klein and others. Feb. 16 at the
SOLDIER'S WIDOW IS KILLED
Valentine Party. Mrs. J. G. Hazard
last evening at her home, 1021 Four
teenth street, entertained the members
of her Si inday school class at a valen
tine party. The girls came dressed in
costume and there was a" valentine
box. The house was appropriately
decorated and a merry evening passed
with games and music. Refreshments
were served during the evening.
Mrs. Loraine F. McCook Struck by an
Automobile at New York.
New York, Feb. 1.3 Mrs. -Loraine
F. McCook, formerly of Chicago, widp'
of General Edwin Stanton McCook,
was struck by an automobile soon 'af
ter 12 o'clock yesterday and so .se--
iousjy injured that she died two hours ! residence period for divorce appii
later at the residence of General An-'cants from six months to one year,
son G. McCook, 33 West Fifty-fourth The applicant must also announce an
RAISES DIVORCE BARRIERS
Nebraska Senate Passes Bill Requiring
.Year's Residence. " "
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 13 The senate
yesterday- passed a bill increasing the
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MABEL BROWNELL AS RUTH JORDAN IN "THE GREAT DIVIDE"
Co-incidentally with the announce
ment that It is Mabel Brownell who
will enact the role of "Ruth Jordan''
in the production of "The Great Di
vide" at the Illinois when that famous
play is here one night, Sunday Feb.
21, cccnes the news that Henry Miller
will offer Miss Brownell as a star next
season In a new play by William
Vaughn. Moody. Thus Davenport will
have the opportunity of forming and
iecordlng its judgment upon the work
of a young woman whose future prom
inence In the theatrical world is as
And who is this embryonic staj who
is about to appear in the theatrical
Mabel Brownell was born in Cin
cinnati, ,and, most remarkable in this
connection, is not of German extrac
tion. Her grandfather is prominent in
the faculty of the Obe'rlin university
and her father is a successful lawyer
in Ohio's largest city. Miss Brownell
evinced talent and liking for the
stage -at an early age, and properly
chaperoned was bound by her father tc
a season of stock work. "This," de
clared Peter Brownell, "will either
make of my little girl a well equip
ped actress or will cure her of her
ambitions early." The former proved
the speedy result, for with four year3
of painstaking study and hard work
under the direction of such men us
Colonel Bob Miles, William Seymour
and others. Miss Brownell became ;'-t
the age. of 18 a leading woman. It
was in support of the veteran, J. H.
Stoddafrt, Miss Brownell enacting tl-j
role of "Flora" in "The Bonnie Briar
Bush" with pronounced cleverness. It
is worthy of mention that- this was a
remarkable professional wedding of
December and May; the star, Stoddart,
having at that time just passed his
S7th birthday, while Miss Brownell
was barely 18. Stoddart's declaration,
known widely in . the circles of tho
..tage, that Miss Brownell would on'!
lay become famous, was practically a:i
in.te-mortem statement, for the ven
erable Stoddart died soon "after, la
nented and revered.
Miss Brownell's career is easily writ
ten, for her rise has been in rapid
:trldes. Last season she' was Mar
garet Illington's alternate in the try
"aig role of Marise in "The" Thief at
the Lyceum theater. New York, and
frequently had an opportunity to en
act the role that has given Daniel
Frohman's pretty wife such enviable
prominence. It was In this part that
Henry Miller, astute as well ar
tistic, saw in her the possibilities that
prompted him to make her one of Ills
stars. ; Miller has her under a contract
that will run 12 years... which is suUi
cient .cpmmentary. regarding his faith
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In "The Great Divide" Miss Brown
ell ecsas the role of Ruth Jordan,
made famous in . the east by Margar-Jt
Anglin. and it ir her conception nf iho
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theatricals. The part : assumed iy
Miss Brownell in - William Vaoghn
Moody's play is so out of the ordinary
that the young leading lady has been
t ailed upon by several of her auditors
part that has in fill probability caused I to defond her conception of tho'anth
more discussion that any' rendition -or's lines, and has done so in-a man
a character in the annals of American iner distinctly creditable to her.
- ' EUGENE DENOUNCING THE NOBILITY, IN "THE FIRST VIOLIN," AT THE ILLINOI3
Jessie Fothergill well know. Mr. whom she does not love, Magda flees street, whither she was carried after
James appears in the. role of Eugene to Berlin, where she discovers that '. the accident. Several of her ribs wer
(the First Violin), which was created she has voice. While studying in Der
by the late Richard Mansfield. The line she meets Von Keller, a nobleman
entire cast is one which meets all the . from her old home, who flatters her
Two performances will be given.
"In Wyoming." The history of the
American stage records few successes
that are in any way comparable with her name
plishes her downfall. Despite the sor
row of. her life, abandoned by Von Kel
ler, and with her child to support, she
goes to Vienna, where she changes
She returns in course of
that of Willard Mack's great play of
western ranch life, "In Wyoming."
The hero. Bob Rickards. is the embodi
ment of what most people. love to see,
for he has both the good and bad qual
ities that enter into the charm of fron
tier life. He has killed his man;, he
has gambled;, he has not lived a life
of spotless purity; ho helps to lynch
some cattle thieves, but he is strong
brave,, generous, sound at heart, full
of. resource, and a man to trust with
years to her old home, where her sing
ing attracts attention. Von Keller rec
ognizes the, innocent girl of the past
and pleads to marry her, but not until
she has been invited to her father's
old home duly to be recognized by her
stepmother. At the Illinois Monday
night, Feb. 15. .
was the principal sneaker at the cham-
"The Mimic World." "The MimicJber of commerce dinner at the Hotel
World" is a rollicking resume of all i Schenley last night. About 400 guests
anything. . Into the rude, elemental ''Girls," on John Mason in "The Witch-1 address on "The Ship Subsidy" by Con-
- PAY TRIBUTE TO LINCOLN
(Continued from rage One.)
held in Cooper Union, in the hall in
which Lincoln made his first public
address in the east. Mayor George B.
McClellan presided, and addresses of
appreciation, and tribute to Lincoln
were delivered by Joseph H. Choate
and Rev. Dr. layman Abbott.
Vice Prraltlrnt-Klrct Heard..
Pittsburg, Feb. 13. Vice President
elect James S. Sherman of New York
life of this man, who never bullied or, ing Hour," on E. H. Sothern as "Lord
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LEWIS AND LEWIS
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gressman James Vatson of Indiana,
and to James Scarlet, who conducted
the investigation into the graft charges
in connection with the Pennsylvania
state capitol, who spoke on "The Day
We Celebrate." , '-."
Mr. Sherman responded. to the toast,
intention to reside in the . state. A
large number of divorce-seekers have
flocked to Nebraska, and the bill i3
designed to break up these "colonies."
tDWIN G. COOLEY
QUITS AT CHICAGO
Resigns His Place as School Superin
tendent to Take a Position in the
' - East.
- Chicago, Feb. 13. Edwin G. Cooley
has resigned as superintendent of
schools. Mr. Cooley probably will be
released by the board within a few
days, and will go immediately to Bos
ton to accpt the presidency of the 1).
C. Heath Publishing company.
. He has been superintendent of the
Chicago schools for nine years. His
resignation is due to worries of his
present position, which are undermin
ing his health.
PRESENTING A COMEDY- SINGING AND DANCING ACT, "SWEET
' HEARTS," AT THE FAMILY. V .
tSociety news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
be jrladly received and published. But
in either case the identity of the Bender
niist be mnde known, to-insure relia
bility. Written notteea must bear Big
nature and address. . :
Have Lincoln Entertainment. A
Lincoln. entertainment was given' by
Royal Arcanum last evening at Math'a
hall. The address of the evening was
given by Mr. 'Lowe of, Moline, who
Rpoke on Lincoln's life. The program
included a selection by an orchestra,
a recitation by Miss Hubbe, a duet by
Miss Alice Wiggins and Arthur Ras
mussen, a recitation by Master Hubba,
piano, violin , and mandolin duet by
the Misses Knox and Mabelle Schlel-
erl and a song by the Eagle quartet
At .the close of the program refresh-
. The Jumping Off Place.
i "Consumption had me in its grasp;
and I had almost reached the jumping
off place when I was advised to try
Dr. King's New Discovery; and I want
to say right now, it saved my life,
Improvement began with the first bot
tle, and after taking one dozen bottles
I was a well and happy man again,''
says George Moore of Grimesland, N,
C. As a remedy for coughs and colds
and healer of weak, gore lungs 'and for
preventing pneumonia New Discovery
is supreme. 50 cents and $1 at all
druggists. ; Trial bottle free.
f . , A MEAN TRICK. 1
A well- known Rock Islander was
waiting on Second avenue in front of
the office of a young attorney the oth
er day, when the latter, who had been
down the street, came strolling up.- It
happened that a' self-assertive looking
young lady, unknown to either of the
men, had just passed. An idea occur
red to the waiting citizen. .
"See that young woman going yon
der?" he inquired of the attorney.
"Well, she just stopped here looking
for you. Said it was something im
"That so?" ejaculated the lawyer,
and he made oft down the street dou
ble quick in pursuit. In the middle of
the next block he overhauled his quae
ry, and while he was meekly submit
ting to a tongue-lashing the joker seiz
ed the opportunity ; to make himself
scarce. . .. . .
and there were a large numbcr.of them,
as he is well known, go up to him and
casually inquire .as to the, .reason, for
his being 'away from duty. All the in
quiries were made in a tone . which
would seem to indicate, that it was the
belief of the questioner that the vic
tim ... had . been - discharged, and the
young man was kept busy informing
his friends that he was enly ol until
the water Went down. After a v.jjile
he got wise to the joke and now he is
looking for the perpetrator and making
dire threats. ! . '
thought it must be the court house.
Very accommodatingly he went to the
whidow and looked over tbe city, and
concluded that it must be the Safety
builiMng, the Best block, or the court
house! He asked a newspaper man
sitting in tha office at the" time to, con
firm his opinion. ,
"No. it is the .Illinois theater," came
back over the wire.- Harry did not
agree, and he could plainly see from
his window that the Illinois theater is
not the highest. He started to argue
about it, when the young woman said,
"I am sure about it. You see, the oth
er night at the Illinois people could
see the top o' th world."
THE TAM.EST III II.IHNG.
Assistant State's Attorney Harry
Schriver was busy in his office the oth
er day, when the telephone bell rang,
and on his answering it a young wo
man's voice said:
"What Is the . highest building in
Harry did not know, but he said he ing if not thrifty.
TO KEEP THE MOSEY IX. -
Those who have seen "Crazy George
Coates about the streets have noted
that he keeps the bottom of his trous
ers tied up with binder twine. When
asked to explain this affectation in his
costume, he says: "Sometimes I might
have a hole in my pocket and then my
money would run out." George is noth-
Dull headache, furred tongue,
yellowish cast to the whitesof
. the eyes, sallow skin, offensive
breath, are all signs that the
liver,, needs a dose or two of
Soli Everywhere la boxes 10c. tad 2Sfc
HE HAD TO WALK.
A beautiful and entertaining young;
lady, whose, home is in Rock Island, j
has been visiting for he past two
weeks with her aunt in Rapids City.
Last Saturday evening a young, man,
who has a very "tender feeling in his
heart" for the aforesaid young lady,
determined that he could . no longer
stay away. Therefore, togged ln( his
best Sunday clothes, he boarded a Mil
waukee passenger train bound for Rap
ids City. His preconceived idea, added
to a dreamy attitude, led him to be
lieve that Rapids City was the first
stop after leaving Watertown. Although
the brakeman plainly called Hampton,
the young man gave no heed, but step
ped out into the intense darkness, to
find' no loved ones to meet him. When
he at last realized his error the train
was speeding onward at a terrific rate,
not heeding his pleading entreaties to
stop.' But as walking was not crowded
he took a tie pass and reached his lady
love in the wee hours of the morning.
IT WAS A KSAG. '
A good joke was played the other day!
on a young man who is employed at
Rock Island arsenal, and he was made
to answer the same question nearly a
score of times before he was aware
that he was being "jollied." Wednes
day the Ice gorged and closed the ar
senal power plant and the small arms
plant where he 1b employed was com
pelled o shut down. He spent the first
afternoon standing in front of a. store
down town, and one df his friends put
up a joke on him. The joker arranged
to have all the .friends of the young
man who were available at the time,
A Group of Girls in "Under" Southern Skies" at the Illinois Sunday
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