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THE ARGUS, SATfiDAY. OCTOBER 2, 1909.
AT THE THEATER
ILLINOIS THEATER BOOKINGS.
0-i. :S "Little IIim--I, ninllnrr.
I,,.!. ."The Frrnch bur.
0,.. "Hie Ilranlj- Snot."
,,,.(. hi "Tlie oll- Hoy," nuillnff.
O. I. II "Tli" l'aKinla.
ill. I" William Owen In "A Von
Ki-t. 1 1 f;rm Sidney.
!. I!l "Thw wLn."
!!. "Tlie DiMlrlct l.e.-uler."
. 21 W. C;; I 'nil on In "The lllock-
n-ri!." imtilnee. '
il-. -' "Mailanir HuMei-fly."
ii l. :! " I le nine Monor," matinee.
II. -I. lil "In Wyoming;, lunlluK.
Morning Glories New This Season.
'Till (Im.v Murniii:; lllotirs." to be seen
;:t tlii- IHiiiois next Thursday, is vn
lifi'Iy in'v this sfa.-on. find owing to
is iu wiu ss lias all (Ik- opportune ios
lo fiiuip its show with all those d
f.irabh- insivdionfs which make lnir
lespi ioinlar among those theater
goers who venture lo a play house to
In- amused by 00111 ituious hilaiit..
While othiT companies depend on
fhuir esiahlh-hed title lor patronage,
it was up to this attraction to &nin
a reputation right off the start wnen
it opened four years ago. It made n
the old-time slajvsiirk comedians, out
classed scenic and electrical effects
:uid stase melodies. With the label
"everything new. everything best."
"The Oay Morning (ilories." with Its
two buiiettas. its vaudeville features,
and its fine wardrobe, artistic group
ings, spectacular tableaux, enchanting
strains and terpsichorean evolutions
will easily be identitttd as the attrac
tion "jiar excellence." so the press
agent enthusiastically promises.
LITTLE STAGE STORIES
"The Cod of Love" is the title of
a lante and Beatrice play written fo
Henry J.:. Irving by .Iiisttin Huntley
The Matinee Ciii in the Drainati
Mirror .-ays that she heard Howard
Kyle, the actor, wearily declare the
other day mat he thought the Cook
l'eary affair was without parallel.
Lee Kohlninr. eminent for his im
personation of the sunny Teuton o
musical comedy has enlisted in the
company of .Miss Blanche Ring and
will repeal that performance in "The
Yankee Girl." Harry - (Jilfoil. who
whistles, will also be present in te
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SCKXE IX Till ATTK ACTIOX TO BE PRESENTED TOMORROW, MAT
IXKK AND X1;HT. AT THE ILLIXOIS THEATER.
!?servins r:i;tation for iiself. ami
Ibis season the maiiau.'ir.cii! has ex
pended a larue amount of money,
which was used to secure the best.
The policy has proven in he a wise
one, and those familiar with affairs
stre well aware i.f the l u-t that this
orsafiiz Hon this season has surprised
the keenest expectations of its man
agement. The company embodies a
cast almost twice the size of the usual
attraction. I; was the ihief aim to
;;ivo the attraction a bright and bril
liant appearance, to which an abund
ance of handsome youn.n women were
essential, l-ade.i beauties found no fa-1
vor with the lnanasenient. le-iilter did
cr.sl. as will William Burress. expert
as an actor of eccentric old men.
The rumors of Miss Eleanor Rob
son's immediate intention to become
Mrs. August Belmont seem to he ef
fectually dispelled by that young
woman's beginning a ions' tour in
"Th Pawn of a Tomorrow."
"Deborah of Tod's", whose authorr is
Mrs. De La Pasture. .
One of the lyric gems in Sam "Ber
nard's new play "The Wizard and
the Girl." bears the title "How Can
Yon Toot a Toot-Toot When You
Have Xo Toot-Toot to Toot?" The
nsme of the poet who admits its
authorship is Will Ncelan.
"False Cods," the translation of
Rrieux's odd play. "La Foi," in which
Sir Herbert Tree and Mrs. Patrick
Campbell have been appearing in
London, has been obtained for pro
duction at the New theater in New
York, where it will be acted prob-
ablv bv Miss Marlow and Mr. Sothera.
I r - : .
The .Milwaukee newspapers an-j
nounce the discovery of a new prima
donna in .Miss iirace Kennicott. a
Chicago songstress who has been
playing there in "A Stubborn Cinder
ella," a role in which she appeared
in Rock Island recently. They say
her voice is a melodious marvel, that
her personality is one of the most
refreshing they have encountered,
and that she can act like an artiste.
They are proud of their discovery.
Miss Kennicott is u descendant of Dr.
.loli n Kennicott, who came to Cook
county in 1X32. Her rather, Flint
Kennicott. was a well known actor
in the '70s. when he played Pierre
in "The Two Orphans." Last season
she appeared with the Donaldson
DEFENDS THE STAGE
Flora Zabelle. who', has flayed
here In support of her husband. Ray
mond Hitchcock, in musical come
dy, has come back on Anna Held for
the letter's sermon on the- alleged
immorality of stage life.
"Anna Held ought to be ashamed
of herself," said Miss Zabelle. 'I
will never let my daughter go and
do it, says Miss Held. Fancy slap-
pfpjr like that at the hand that has
labor-by a corps of picked artisans.
were designed and built under the dl
rect supervision of Albert H. Stoddard,
the captain of pageantry for the com
mission, who for twenty -one years was
associated with the great Mardl Gras
festivals that have drawn visitors from
every quarter of the globe to New Or
leans each year. "
Captain Stoddard, too. perfected the
plans which will be followed by the
various organizations In manning each
float, many of which tower forty feet
la the air with their papier mache fig
ures. He ha held regular schools of
instruction for the captains and sqnads
jea; ana clothed her for so many i of persons who will people, each big
ycrs! f It's disloyal. to say thelcar. and these floats are expected to
Lewis" Single Binder, straight 5
cents. Many smokers prefer them to
10 cent cigars.
least. K I had a daughter, just let
me tell you. and she had to earn her
living. I'd say 'Take a try at the
calcium, my dear, and if you make
gocd as being a daughter of your
mother you should I will feel assur
ed that you have discovered the best
and most profitable way of making
a living and 1 wijl.be satisfied. Peo
ple have such queer ideas regarding
the life of an actor. They think that
there's nothing but light and music
and champagne and jewels and that
a girl merely picks up her salary
On the contrary, there's no harder
work on earth. We can't .work if
we're sick. We get sick if we drink
too much or stay up late nights. We
are not pretty unless we take care of
ourselves and we cannot take care
of ourselves in crowded cafes or
places of like ilk. Now. honest, can
we? Anna Held knows all this and
yet she says. 'Shun the stage. The
temptations are terrible scarcely to
be withstood.' and all that. Fudge
and nonsense!" said Miss Zabelle.
'THE LITTLE HOMESTEAD".
FELT INTER EST-
-A STORY OF HEART--A
PLAY WITH A MORAL
"The Little Homestead." by W. B.
Patton. to be nlavod at the Illinois to
morrow, afternoon and evening, to. Is
a touching story of human interest
a storv with a moral forcibly told and
beautiful in its pat ho."., writes one who
lecently witnessed the play. It ap
peals to the fine sensibilities, raises
the emotions of indignation, sorrow
pity and applauds righteousness tri
umphant. It is a story which makes
one better for the knowing, yet a tale
of such dramatic force and virility
that interest js heightened by every
word, every situation.
The quaint New England setting is
a fitting atmosphere with which lo
surround the characters. It is a home
like, simple, real play. There stands
the little homestead, a counterpart !
which is graven on many a heart, and
about it are the true characters of
everyday life, who each adds his or
her quota in the unfolding of th
ouching and dramatic picture.
Oue fe?ls at home by that fireside
with the devoted young husband and
handsome wife; shudders at the en
hance of the villain who crosses the
happy threshold and strikes at. its
sanctity: sorrows at the frailty of the
wife who in a moment of blind infat
uation succumbs; to the wiles of the
destroyer: weeps with the disconsol
ate husband and finds hope in the little
ill-shapen cripple to whom the wife
has been kind and who knows that his
deformed being was created for a pur-
xse. Pathos pervades when the doors
of the homestead are closed upon th?
wife and ' the home destroyed. Th
sorrow and suffering which follow th?
unhappy woman to squalid apartments
and to drunken abuse from the man
with whom she has cost hr lot is re
lieved by the appearance of the hus
band who hopes to again lead her back
to paths of right. The threats of death
by the brutal paramour have no terror
for the wronged husband. The little
cripple again sees and knows.' It
his hand that rids the homestead of
Then out of the blinding Xew Eng
land blizzard comes the remorseful
wjfe to the little homestead to die
The ruddy blaze of the fireside lights
upon her face, made sw ?et through
suffering. She hears her husband call
her wife, hears his forgiveness and in
her little homstead passes to rest.
With its realistic settings and capa
ble interpretation by an unusually tal
ented company, the story of "The Lit
tle Horuepteau" goes straight to the
ViIliam Macauley. the star, will ap
pear in the leading part, and he is well
remembered here for his excellent act
ing in "The Minister's Son" and
When "We "Were Friends," and it is
with genuine pleasure that one can
look forward to a return visit of this
clever young actor. Mr. Macauley has
had this beautiful ' play rewritten and
an entire new thir3 act being introduced.
surprise those who have witnessed
similar parades In Cologne Paris. Ber
lin, the various Italian cities and New
As planned. Theodore Hennlnger,
president of the carnival parade com
mittee, will ride in a carriage Imme
diately behind the platoon of mounted
police that will liead the carnival col
umn. Then will come the vice- presi
dents of the committee.
Constant Explosions of Fireworks.
Iti all there will be about forty bands
of music lu the moving column, which
will start from One Hundred and
Tenth street and Central Park West
about S o'clock hilhe evening. Through
out the entire parade route to Wash
ington square there will be constant
explosions of fireworks and burning of
The problem of getting the big floats
across the river from the northerly
shore of the Harlem was solved by
Captain Stoddard, who will keep the
bridge at that poiut turning for hours.
takiug over one car at a time, as the
big floats are too large to be hauled
beneath the upper framework of the
The Hudson-Fulton celebration com
mission has planned for music on a
large scale at the official dinner to be
lield In the Hotel Astor In Xew York.
Professor Gustav Hlnrichs has pre
pared the program, and I-emare. a
famous orchestral organist, will be
the chief performer. He will have a
magnificent instrument for his use.
With one exception It Is the largest
in the world. It contains 102 speak
Ing stos. which represent all the or
chestral Instruments in the world.
Even chimes have not been forgotten.
It has four distinct divisions, and all
the parts of the great Instrument will
be hidden from the view of those In
the big ballroom.
Great Fight to Bo Reproduced.
A reproduction of the Custer massa
cre is to l? given by state troops of
Pierre. S. I)., in the first wwk of Oc
tober. The troops have obtaiued per
mission from the governor to take part
in the play and will be "killed and
scalped" each day by genuine Sioux
Indians, some of whom took part in
the battle which wiped out Custer and
his men ou the Little Big Horn more
than thirty years ago. - The Indian
bureau authorities at Washington have
given consent to the use of Iron Light
ning and his men for the purpose of
this reproduction, and more than 100
Indians in all their war toggery will
be under his command. This Is the
first time an attempt has been made
to put on a reproduction of the last
sreat fight between the whites and
SAVAGE'S "MERRY WIDOW" TO BE SUNG;
THREE PERFORMANCES AT THE GRAND
Miss Maxine Elliott is about, to be
gin a new season in Kansas City play
ing "The Chaperone" and a one act
Japanese comedy, "tiayonara." by
Miss Elizabeth tloodenow. In Janu
ary Miss Elliott will return to her
'own theater in Xew York to produce
I). L. HUGHES,
THREE PERFORMANCES r.f 0 nA 10
'Saturday and Sunday UCt. J JllHi 1U
Henry W. Savage's New York Production, the Operatic
Sensation of the World.
Music lv Franz l.cluir.
"Madam P.iitlcilly" t.'ianil Opera Orchestra.
The Circa test European Puces--.. Playing Two Years in Vienna,
li'-rlin, 'Budapest. London, and Paris: one year in Xew York; six
mouths in Chicago and live months in Boston.
Cast Includes ,
Frances Cameron, Theresa Van Brunc, Georgena Leary,
Gcorffe Damcral, Oscar Firman, Thomas Leary, William
C. Wcedon and 1U0 Others.
PRICES 50c TO $1.00.
Seat Sale Opens Thursday, Oct. 7, 9 a. m.'
"The Merry Widow." with its infec-
ious waltz, its iieautitnl cnorus, its
harming widow, noble prince, gay dan
cers and superb orchestra, is coming
for a return engagement, which it is
believed will beat the record of rec
ords which was created when Sav
age's merry makers were here before.
The company, as excelent as ever, and
in some respects strengthened, will
give three performances at the' Grand
in Davenport, next Saturday, matinee
and night, and Sunday evening.
There seems to be no cure for the
"Merry Widow" epidemic. It is a de
liriously enjoyable malady which the
piece excites. The waltz alone has
started more feet tripping the light
fantastic than any other composition
penned since Strauss wrote "Blue Dan
ube" for Vienna where, incidentally,
"The Merry Widow" first enjoyed the
light of stage production.
But the waltz, as theater-goers of
this city now know, is by no means
the only charming musical composition
in. the operetta. Indeed musical crit
ics everywhere have pronounced the
score of "The Merry Widow" to be a
perfect mine of melodic gold, and
many have professed to find, for in
stance in the Hungarian folk music,
liner examples even than the waltz.
of Lehar's, genius as a composer. Mu
sically "The Merry Widow" has come
to America as a revelation, teaching
the truth that true music and fine
writing is still to be found in. light
opera, just as It used to be when Sulli
van penned "Mikado" and "Pinafore,"
and when Strauss wrote his immortal
waltzes and comic operas. The un
learned in music adore Lehar's bril
liant and swaying melodies, and the
student approves the wonderful con
struction which is apparent. It take
genius to write music like this, and
few composers have succeeded in join
ing the merits of serious music with
the hilarious delight of popular, music.
Lehar has been one of the few to suc
ceed in this almost impossoble task.
The story is too well know to be in
need of repetition. It has become a
clastic in the four years of its exist
ence, and is the model now for a score
skill that has made the original the
world-wide success it has become.
Savage will not disappoint in the
company and cast which he will send.
And the production, too. will be up
to the high artistic standard which
has made the name of Henry W. Sav
age synonymous with perfection in
play producing. The chorus of sing
ers and dancers will be as heretofore
one of thj principle features in the
success that "The Merry Widow" is
bound to achieve.
G'ical Pageant of Light to Form Cli
max of Celebration.
King carnival win stand sponsor
for the last grand land pageant
that will mark the Hudson-Fulton
celebration in New York city to1
night. This great parade, with ita
moving1 allegorical tabletiux. . will ue
participated in wholly by member of
German. Austrian and Swlswr societies
of Xew York city, ami the K0 Uisilnet
organizations which have arranged to
take part will have from 14,000 to 15.
(KIO members in Hue. lo view of the
time and effort expended on this cere
monial project, predictions are confi
dently made that this pageaut will ex
cel in magultude, beauty and gorgeous
ness any similar spectacle ever pre
sented lu the United States or in Eu
rope. The carnival parade will be the only
pageant that will pass through the
city's streets at uigbt, and the fifty
floats which have been constructed es
pecially for this spectacle have been
built with a view to reflecting their
glittering gorgeousness uuder the spar
kle of the thousands of torches which
will attend Its passing.
Though King Carnival will act as
sponsor of the marching host, it should
be understood that his subjects will
not be allowed to run riot In the
streets. All throwing of confetti has
been prohibited, through special orders
issued by Mr. Baker. iolIee commis
sioner, and any carnival high jinks
will lie eouSned solely to the marching
The fifty great floats', which were
of other writers who lack only the completed after almost ten months -if
The Chines Stags
The Chinese preseut their plays on a
bare pbf orm. without scenery, says a
writer m Everybody's Magazine. So
probably did the lord chanjberlaln'a
servants of th Globe theater, tbey
"who created" Shakespeare's parts, lu
the old Chinese theaters of San Fran
Cisco tourists and Chinese dignitaries
George Dameral as Prince Danilo and Miss Frances Cameron
as Sonia in "The Merry Widow"
COMING TO Till: GltAXII, IIAVKX I'OltT, XKXT WKKK.
used to 'sit on the side edges of the
stage, so close to the actors that I
hare seen a tragedian lu one of hi
most solemn passages step over the
legs of a iectator. Just so. we ar
informed, sat the dignitaries and not
abilities who attended the Globe in
Shakespeare's time. No woman treads
the boards of China. We know that
the parts of Ophelia. Portia. Kosallud
all Shakespeare's galaxy of Immor
tal wonieu were "created" by boys.
The, Chinese actors are a low caste. 30
low that even the lowest of the spec
tators despise them. In the days of.
Shakespeare the English actor was a
brother to thieves and tinkers, being
unworthy of. Christian burial. The
actors of the Globe company lived to
gether fn the basement of the theater.
Just so live the actors of the Doyers
ftreet company, in New York, and to
lived the Jackson and Wafhlngtou
street companies in the old days of
Chinatown San Ftanclsco.
Pleasant Ways for Summer Days.
Grand Trunk-Lehigh Valley double
track route, Chicago to New York vU
Niagara Falls; Grand Trunk-Centril
Vermont-Boston & Main route from
Chicago to Boston and the Gran.l
Ttunk railway system to Montreal.
Quebec and Portland. Double track
from Chicago to Montreal.
For particulars of special low roun-t
trip 'uthmer fare'a, descriptive lltera
tuhe. fttc.,' apply to V. S. Cookson, A
G. P. A., 133 Adams street. Chicago.
Sunday, Oct. 3.
Matlnr and Braini;,
In Ihe New Version of the -Croat Sue
THE LITTLE HOMESTEAD,
(Fly W. B. Patton.)
See the Play of Heart Interest. See
the Wonderful Snow Storm Scene. See
the Greatest Play of the Sensnn.
Prlee Matinee. 10c and 2.c: even
Ing, 25o. S.-.e and f.Oo. Phone west 224.
Wp i iii p . iii ! lyaami i
Thnrday, Oct. 7.
One. Night Only. The Best Ever.
THE GAY MORNING GLORIES
See ' .
La Belle Oneida
The Girl in Itlne."
And 23 of the Best.
Pi-ices 2.o, :-, rtc, 7.1c. Ilox $1.00.
THE HOME OF VAUDEVILLE
Bill for IjiKt Half of Tlii Week.
6 BIG FEATURE ACTS 6
Frank Maltese "Comedian"
Supported by a Company of ("boxen
Player lu His Complicated I'.ng
lish Absurdity, "TIh Wrong
Mrs. Applet on."
L Big Dollar Show for lOr and 20c.
Ttexerve your seats by phone. OM
992. ew f153.
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All pianos marked in plain figures and sold at the
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Terms asaT $5 $5 month
We challenge any dealer in Rock Island to prove that
he sells as many pianos in Rock Island as the Griggs'
Music House. There must be a reason for Rock Island
people buying pianos from us GOOD MERCHANDISE
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