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THE ARGUS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1909.
Ade is Inspiration for Main
Character in "Man From Home
C It is not known generally, that Booth
Tarkington had In mind George Ada,
his fellow Indiana author,, when he
was building the character- of Daniel
fVoorhees Pike for his successful play,
"The Man From Home," which ' is to
be presented at the Illinois theater
next Monday evening.
It was by 'accident the other, day
that the truth became known. In an
interview Tarkington submitted to be
mentioned that George Ade had years
nut him in a nlav that Georee
fAde had even gono so fat as to stamp
Ithe character by the name of Edwin
iBooth Tarkington, and that the char
acter portrayed was that of a broken
'down thespian, with naught but a shat
tered ambition to look back upon Mr.
Tarkington has never said that he
.nourished a revenge even more horri
ble in Its effect than what Ade had
done to him. It i3 nevertheless a fact
that that original of Daniel Voorhees
Pike is George Ade, that Booth Tark-
I hnn rn fri Kaon aflllirlnrtr all
the ins and outs, curves and crosses
of Ade's character with a view of their
use. Tarkington has even gone so far
as to have his character make up like
Ade, and haE taken advantage of cer
tain physical .jminences in the Ad3
physiognomy, and planted them upon
his alleged lawyer k from Kokomo.
Lawyer, forsooth! It is George Ada
and he knows as much of law as he
'does of th6 .'ourth dimension of space.
, Mr. Tarki gton, however, 13 coy, and
even careful. Ho is as crazy as an
aged fox, and he will not come out
! flat-footed and admit the truth. Ha
indicates it, however, as he says thus.
when taxed with his crime:
"I do not admit that I have any
Second avenue and Sixteenth street.
; Oct. 31 "The Girl That Is All the
Cnndy," mntlnce ond evening.
Sox. 1 "The r.In From Ilomt."
Xov. -5 "The Wolf."
Nov. (J "Buaco in Arlzons," matinee
' and evening.
Nov. 7 Sheehan Opera company, mnt
,' fnee ncd evening.
Nov. 13 "JlaBdy Green," matinee and
Nov. 14 "The Girl tn the Grand
inland,' matinee and evening:.
Z. Nov. 2C Louise Gsron?ns In "Mnr
crlle." Nov. 27 rncle Tom'i Cabin," mat
inee and evening:.
Nov. 2;' 31 or Ran Stork company, mat
inee and evening:.
Elchteecth street, between First nJ
Second avenues. Vaudeville at 3, 9 and
Second avenue, east of Nineteenth
street. Vaudeville at S, S and 9:15 p. m.
THE MOLIXE, MOVING.
Nov. 1 Sheehan Grand Opera Com
pany, presenting: "Martha," In English.
THE GRAND) DAVENPORT.
Oct. 30 "Vanity Fn.r."
Kitty Among Strangers; Draws
- Poorly. Kitty's arrival at the Illinois
last evening was in the nature of a
frost for Kitty. The comedy, the title
of which is "The Arrival of Kitty," is
said to be "well known on the eastern
circuits, wher8 it has played several
years, but this season is venturing for
the first time into the west. The
name of a play does not get the money
' these days. There is nothing in a
name, so far as the patrons of the
theater are concerned. They must be
made acquainted with the cast before
1 they will take notice. Thero are capa
ble people in the company that played
here last evening; the comedy is clev
erly constructed and creditably per-
Gallery of Stage Celebrities
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quarrel with George Ade. I will say,
however, that, he did put me in a play,
and I do not mind saying that I may
have nursed the hope of revenge, at
some future time. I would not Incl
niate for the world that I have had
George Ade in my mind "when I created
Daniel Voorhees Pike,' but I do not
mind saying that I did have in mind
a certain" humorist; that this humor
ist lives, in Indiana; that this humor
ist has written fables ; that this hu
morist further has written plays, and
that he lives when at home at a place
known as Hazelden farm, and that
Hazelden farm may be easily Identi
fied by those passing it from the enor
mous size of its windmills, which, per
haps, are used for turning out either
plays or fables. Who can say as to
that? Further than this I will not go.
Mind you, I do not admit that I have
gotten even with Ade. I would not
hint at such a thing for the world, but
maybe some friends of Ade's may find
a slight resemblance between him and
D. V. Pike. I will even go further and
say that I have now no further need
of vengeance, for any thought I miy
have had 'along those lines has been
From all that 'has been gathered on
the subject of the feud, it would seem
that Ade acted innocently; that he
thought that he was paying Tarking
ton a compliment, and that when he
realized the enormity of the thing he
sat down .and wept bitter, scalding
tears of regret. Now, that Mr. Ada
has been treated in .kind, and deliber
ately he knows what it means to sse
one s self moving, speaking and rut
tering about the stage.
formel, and deserved a good house.
But the answer has been given.
The Candy Girl. Tomorrow there
are to be afternoon and evening per
formances at the Illinois theater of
"The Girl That's All the Candy." a
musical comedy. Managers of a num
ber cf houses in which the company
has appeared this season say that the
show, lor the price charged at the box
office, is one of the best offerings they
have Lad during the year.
Mrs. Carter in New Triumph. Mrs.
Leslie Carter has done some good
tL'ings since her adoption of the the
atrical profession, but those who saw
her last evening at the Grand, Daven
port, as "Vasta Heme," agree that she
has eclipsed her long line of earlier
triumphs. Possibly the most brilliant
audieace that has assembled in a play
house the present season was out to
sec her. The play, while somewhit
different in theme to those formerly
enactad by the distinguishd performer.
embodies all of the features permit
ting of full latitude for the emotional
talents cf the star. Mrs. Carter, as
has always been the case with her,
has in her rapport a company of su
perior excellence, while the mounting
and staging of the production is per
fection. Mrs. Carter this season has
blossomed forth as her own manager,
havinrr broken with David Belasco,
after many years under his direction.
It was Belaseo, in fact, who took Mr3.
Carter uo after her divorce from her
husband in Chicago, and trained and
developed her into one of the leading
staee women of the time. Mrs. Carter
apparently ias been prospering, for
she makes the announcement she
soon to be in the same clas3 a3 Maxiae
Elliott and i3 to havo a theater of her
own in New York City. Mrs. Carter
was warmly received last night, there
being frequent curtain calls for her.
Vanity Fair Tonight. "vanity
Fair," represented as one of the
strongest' burlesque organizations on i
tour, 13 to be seen at the Grand, in
Davenport, this evening. The manage
ment gives the assurance that the per
formance will be clean throuahout and
that it does not stoop to the vulgarity
which characterizes the ordinary bur
lesque show of the present.
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EVANS MAKES DEBUT
IN PLAY BY LUNATIC
George Evans, the star of Cohan &
Harris' minstrels, though still a young
man, has been a coal miner, a bell boy
In a rotel, a printer, an editor or a
newspaper, . a tenor of a quartet, a
white face comedian, and now Se is
one of America's representative mono-
logists. In addition to these vocations
Mr. Evans has written some of the
most popular songs of the generation
Another distinction belongs to tha
'Honey Boy" he is the only man on
earth who ever starred in a play writ
ten by a maniac, although there have
I been several plays written by authors
who belong to this class. But this
was a play written by a genuine lu
"The author of The King of Tramp
lana, in which I once appeared," re
lates Evans, " was stark mad. Of
course, I didn't know it at the time.
I was a printer and newspaper reporter
then in the little city of Streator, 11.
I drifted to Chicago and found work
at my trade. I wasn't contented. I
wanted to go on the stage;
"I got my first part as the tenor of n
quartet. My family didn't approve of
my theatrical ambition. When I left
home It was pretty generally under
stood that I was never to write back
fpr money, and this I never did. After
my quartet experience I fell in with
the maniac. He had written a comedy
called. 'The King of Tramplana.' -.It
founded wild,, and It was wild, but I
wanted to get a start and was willing
to take- any kind of. an old chance.
"When thd. lunatic agreed to provide
money, costumes and play I grasped
the opportunity. Cf course, I was to
i leading comedian, and that's
Jlrst had my suspicious of his
.'He- engagf.l a company and i
rfrom Chicago to Louisiana.
the few dollars we managed
up en route. . But Louisiana
was wise for once In its ja!er'd
couldn't see 'The King' with field
glasses. It was at this point that lie
became a real tramp.
"I got away with my baggage, how
ever, and managed to get as far as St.
Louis. Not having a cent to my
name, I got a job 'hopping bells' at tha
Southern hotel. On my second day u
St. Louis I read an account in a news
paper of how a lunatic, whose mania
was to write plays, had been arrested
in Louisiana, Mo., and taken back to
the asylum from which he had es
"The dispatch identified the maniac
as the author of my starring vehicle.
I suppose It could be called a vehicle,
for it broke down, and a lot of vehicles
da that. .
The . first day I worked at the
Southern In St. Louis a man gave mo
10 cents for carrying his grip to the
top floor. I handed it back to him
with the proud announcement that the
house paid me a stipulated salary for
my services. I guess that kind heart
ed patron thought I was crazy. I
wasn't I was Just green, that's all
"Maurice Grau, the operatic impres
ario, stopped at the hotel during my
term of employment there. He was
a fussy old character, who ' carried
three cr'Pst two overcoats, an umbr3l-
la and a cane. I carried this excess
baggage to a room on the third floor.
The room didn't suit Mr. Grau. I took
him : up another flight, but the room
there didn't suit him, either
"Well, we wandered from one of the.
big rooms to another, all over the
hotel. In quest of one that would
etrike his fancy." I carried his wagm
load of stuff all this " time. Finally
he located on the parlor .floor.
As I started to leave he called mo
'Here, boy, here's a. cigar for your
trouble he said. I took it and emllad
a sicltly smile. At that time I had
never rmoked. "The cigar was worth
about aa much. to me as a horse
blanket would be to a camel in th-
desert of Sahara.
-r, irec-ks of a bellboy's life was
enough for me, but in that time it
.... i to tarn enough to pay my
railroad fare to Peoria, 111.
"I got a job there because I could
sing. The captain of the bellboys nl
a certain Peoria hotel was interested
in quartet music. The four bellboys
at the place constituted a quartet.
The high tenor couldn't keep on the
key, so the captain tried my voice
out, liked it, and fired the kid who
couldn't sing, giving me his Job. Then
I drifted into vaudeville and minstrol
sy; wrote songs, saved my money,
worked hard, and made good with my
folks, who opposed my early desire to
leave home for the uncertain life of
"I got my nickname, 'Honey Boy,'
from the song I wrote entitled 'I'll Be
True to My Honey Boy.' I am also
the author of 'In the Good Old Sum
mer Time,' 'The Land of Bohemla;
and a lot of others which the public
has been good enough to take a fancy
to. I often have been asked about my
nationality. I am a Welshman. I
have a brother named Evan Evans
that's Welsh enough for anybody, I
. Lauder on Temperance.
Hany Lauder has come - to ta?
front with a theory that should be of
interest to prohibitionists. Summed
up briefly, thi3 Is the theory:
"If you don't want people to drink
whisk pass a law compelling them to
drink whfsky and the result will be
that everybody will break the law.
"There are, no doot,'! said the little
Sct. "thousands of most eatlmahlr.
people who believe In prohibition,
among them thousands of ladies. Far
be it fio.n me to go counter to. the
ladies brt I cr-nrrot see the beauty of
prohibition. Man ia an obstinate cad
contradictory animal. He hates to no
driven. It you wish;' to enforce tem-
The Wolf" Tells an Intense
Story: To be Presented Here
Next Thursday evening at the II' i
noia theater Sam S. and Lee Shubert
will present Eugene Walter's groat
American drama, "The Wolf," after
long engagements both In Chicago and
New York. This t romance of the
great Canadian northwest holds its
audience closely throughout a series
of scenes, ending in one of the most
cleverly conceived and intensely ex
citing climaxes yet seen on the stcge,
The story of "The Woir has to do
with one Andrew MacTavish, a rugged
old Scotch settler, who, deserted by
his Swedish wife, is driven to mono
mania by the blow. He believes that
all women and especially the pretty
daughter she has left him are filled
with evil. He is very hard with the
girl, but nevertheless guards her so
jealously that she reached her 21st
year without having even heard the
Jules Beaublen, a stalwart young
French Canadian, who spends his sum
mers in the neighborhood, learns to
love the innocent girl, but postpones
his declaration because of her sweet
childishness. He is attended by a
faithful Frenchman, Batiste LeGranJ,
who was the fiance of Jules' sister.
Annette, dead by her own hand, after
desertion by the man with whom she
William MacDonald, a railroad con
tractor from the states, arrives and
applies himself assiduously to the
winning of the Scotian's pretty daugh
ter, Hilda. Jules discovers that he fs
the man responsible for Annette's sad
end. and from that moment on It is
certain that the contractor will meet
death at the hands of either Jules or
Batiste, with the odds strongly In
favor of the cool and smiling Beau
blen. McDonald and Beaublen declare
their intentions to each other and the
battle for the love of little Hilda Is on.
perance pass a law compelling every
one to drink nothing but whisky. .In
a month everybody would be fighting
for the privilege of filling up on tea."
' November Chronology.
produced at the
with Charles Kean,
Park theater. New
2. Edward S. Abeles
3. "Fra Diavolo," produced at Co
vent Garden, London, 1831.
4. Edmund Kean born 1787.
5. "Manifest Destiny," produced n
Wallack's theater. New York, 1855.
C. Daniel Sully born, 1835.
7. Lotta born, 1847.
8. John McCullough died 18S3.
9. "Lady Audley's Secret" produced
at the Bowery theater, New York,
10. Charles Burke died 1S54.
11. Maude Adams born 1872.
12. E. S. Willard's first American
13. Edwin Booth born 1S33.
14. Oliver Doud Byron born 1842.
15. Jamos O'Neill born 1849.
1C. "The Third Degree" produced
at Atlantic City. N. J.. 1908.
17. Lydia Thompson died 1908.
18. Sir William S. Gilbert born
19. Georgia Cayvan died 190G.
20. Charles Hoyt died 1900.
21. Rose Eytinge born 1835.
22. "A Message From Mars" pro
duced at the Avenue theater, London,
23. ' "The Divided Way" produced
In London 1895.
24. Frances Hodgson Burnett born
25. Charles Kemble born 1775.
20. "Patrician and Parvenu" pro
duced at Wallack's theater. New York,
27. Charles Coulduck died 1898.
28. "Major Barbara" produced st
the Court theater, London,(.1905.
29. "She" produced at Nlblo's gar
den. New York, 18S8.
30. Jefferson De Angelis born 1S59.
Lynden Law, the tenor In "The Old
Town," once studied at Purdue uni
versity, the institution which must
answer for Booth Tarkington and
A combination of vicious Philadel
phia newspaper criticism' and indis
posed vocal organs has terminated
The iMoline Theater
One Night, Monday, Nov. 1.
CRND OPERA IN ENGLISH
The Joseph Sheehan Opera
Von Flo tow's
Two Y a-J
Company 100. Gr'and Opera Or.hstra V
Seat Sale Now O
Tbe'American has told her many allur
ing 3torle3 of Broadway and its lax
uries, but nothing of his wife aa'
children in New York. ' She is undo
cided until, having w'on her father'
cooperation through a clever Ho wMcl
holds cut the promise that the ok
Scotchman will realize, the hope of i
lifetime and return In wealth to hli
native land, MacDonald seizes her ani
reveals to her his true character, sin
repulses him with the strength of des
peratlon .and Beaublen arrives just I;
time to defend her from the :uad oli
father. v;h is about to "kill her witt
Beaublen, Batiste and the girl ct,
cape in a canoe. Then follows th:
much discussed "big scene" of tu
play. The little party arrives at i
portage in the woods Just as dul
comes on. Gradually It become!
darker and darker, until finally thert
is not a semblance of light save for 2
smouldering camp fire. Beaublen hai
declared his love to Hilda and slu
feels at last "the great desire" a8 sh
calls the realization of affection. Hs
has pent her away In the cano with
Huntley and Batiste and awaits th
arrivil of his enemy, whom he knowi
to be close on his trail.
Suddenly, without the slightest
warning save the crackle cf a twig,
plainly heard In the silent 8cene, comeg
the blaze and report 01 a shot from
the darkness. Beaublen throws him
self to the ground, and MacDonald,
believing him dead, or at least wound
ed, creeps upon hlrn and then follows
the furious fight, which cannot ba
seen, but every movement and mut
tered word Is heard. At last, after
fully in minute of fighting, a knifa
flashes and a body drops. By thg
small glimmer of a match struck by
the victor and held over the van
qulshsd the audience sees the two
faces that of Jules bending over the
still features of MacDonald.
Miss Lulu Glaser's experience In 'Tha
Girl From the States." The play ran
three nights. It Is to be rewritten and
renamed "The Golden Widow," and
Miss Louise Dresser will be a3ked to
succeed Miss Glaser.
CMATIBCHUN. KBT tSflMNK.
Sunday, Oct. 31.
Blatlnre and Mubt.
French and Garfield Present tho THg
THE GIRL THAT IS ALL THE
Thirty People In the Cast Special Scen
ery Elaborate Klectric
PRICES Matinee, 25c to ell; even
ing, 2Cc, COc and 75c. First time at
these prices. Seat sale at theater.
Phone west 224.
Monday Evening, Ncv. 1.
Llebler & Co.'s Production,
THE MAN FROM HOME.
The Success of tho Century.
By Booth Tarkington and Harry L-oii
Now In its second year at the Astur
theater. New York, and rec-liita
largrer than ever.
This play ran 342 times (consecutively)
In Chicago. No other play
Prlcen 25c. COc, 75c, 1. $1.50; box, $2.
Phone west 224.
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The Greatest of All Mirth Provoking
' REDPATH'S NAPANEES
. "Fun in a School P.oom"
FIVE OTHER BIG ACTS
This Week's IHr Bill noses Sumlajr
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