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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1909.
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In 1890 Albert Chevalier was one of
a dozen young men who were known
In London as clever comedians who
i appeared in the smart west end thea
ters of that city and In the legitimate
drama as represented by the comedies
of Plnero and In adaptations from the
iFrench stage. Known as an English
j actor of French parentage, of -short
stature, with, a smooth shaven, expres
sive face and quick, observant eyes, he
jthen gave promise of being one of the
; rising young men of the English stage.
I When not playing in modern farces
and comedies he used to entertain his
'friends at the Savage club In London
,and at smoking concerts with songs,
the words and music of which he wrote
himself, and which he sang as no one
else could smg them. Generally they
iwere burlesques on popular ballads of
a 'sentimental nature which he ridicul
ed, but his most successful ones were
written In the dialect of the coster
monger of White Chapel, the Covent
Garden, market, and Mile End road.
His friends all thought them so clever
7&nd amusing that he should do some
thing with them besides entertaining
brother professionals at 2 o'clock In
the morning, and some even dared to
feuggest that he try the halls. .
Mr. Chevalier received this advice
at first as John Drew would probably
Ixeceive the suggestion that he give up
light comedy and try doing a turn in
a burlesque theater, for the English
music halls of that period were not to
be compared with the vaudeville thea
ters of America today.
He was finally persuaded by Edward
Terry to do a turn at the London Pa
Sillon. WHEN TERRY GOT THE HOOK.
Now, I'm a fren o' Terry's an I
wouldn't sack meh mates,
An you mustn't bleat a scrap-what I
iBut he lately got de stage bug Just a
buzzin' 'neatn his slates
An a-creepin' t'rough his ivy, which
See, he slanted all dose actors up on
Clark street, past de bridge.
An' de thought of gay hotel life kinda
So you might
Knowed he'd bite
On de "Amateurs Tonight!"
vAll de rowdy tribe was present, wit
delr chins across de rail.
An de blood it glimmered red in ev
rWhen poor Terry hit de flood light he
' was lookln sort o' pale,
Tho' he cantered to a clog dance
'Yes, his trotter cases followed up de
music pretty well.
But de gang, it hadn't come to hear
or look. ,
To de brine!"
"He's a shine!"
"Hey, you gimp, get off de pine ! "
Twas a night o' nights when Terry
got de hook.
-Just to show dat he was game, he said:
"Professor, hop de stool,
Fer I'd like to ease a song what holts
Den he made a bow and started on a
solo, Just as cool,
An' de gang began- to spread de acid
"Say, Carus. you're chew in sawdust!"
"Get a gargle!" "Bend yerchln!"
"Pass de grape fruit!" "What a fun
ny lookln' mookf"
1 "Rise 'er loud!"
Sang de crowd,
"Shoot her high an' nick a cloud ! "
In de middle of It Terry got de
Well, de bunch It sure was tickled at
de nabljous fun.
Down de Are escape dey toddled, full
Den a -crash ! De leaders hollered an'
began to-fcut an run,
Dat is, dose who didn't topple down
In the dimness of de alley, Terry, dis
trict bantam, hopped.
Gallery of Stage Celebrities
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An his carrot head, wit peevishness
Not a biff
Was a whiff.
Evry punch bounced strong an stiff.
Yes, I won dat eye when Terry got de
Eugene E. Morgan.
Beom4 creaae and Slxtecath atreet.
Nov. 16 "TIe Soul of 9Inatc.
Nov. 14 "The Girl That's AH
Candy," matlaee and nlffbt.
Nov. 10 Rental.
Nov. 24 'Travel Talk.
Nov. 23 "The Sport and the Girt,"
matinee and evening;.
Nov. 26 Loalse Gunning, In "Mar
celle. Nov. 27 "Tncle Tom's Cabin."
Nov. 28- Week i Zlorgan Stock coin-paar-
Eighteenth street, between First and
Second avenues. Vaudeville at S, 8 and
OilS at. na,
Second avenue, east of Nineteenth
street. Vaudeville at a, 6 and 9 US p. m.
Henry Bernstein, author of "The
Thief," which Charles Frohman will
produce at the Grand, Davenport, Nov.
22, displays many of the eccentricities
as well as the powers of genius.
Though a typical Parisian, Bernstein
is yet most superstitious, and his su
perstition takes many novel turns. For
instance, he has always insisted that
the title of any of his plays shall not
contain more than six letters, aside
from an adjective or an article, Jid
he will not content himself until he
has fixed upon a title that contains the
mystic six letters or less. This is seen
In "The Thief," which In the French
Is "Lie Voleur," and in the name of his
subsequent plays, "Samson" and "Is
rael." Another oddity of Bernstein is
the fact that in each of his plays he
insists that there shall be a character
named "Zambault." It doesn't matter
to him what this character shall be, so
long as there is a character bearing
the "lucky" name of "Zambault." In
"The Thief" he is a detcitlve, in "Sam
son" he Is a negro.
"GENTLEMAN FROM MISSISSIPPI."
The drama on public life, when not
preachy, and when adorned with a
plausible love story and plenty of crisp
comedy, Is about the most profitable
kind of theatrical property. Brady
and Grismer, close upon the success of
"The Man of the Hour," have hit upon
another money getter, "A Gentleman
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from Mississippi." It was written by
Harrison Rhodes, the magazine writer
and novelist, a Cleveland, Ohio, man.
He collaborated with big. Jolly Tom
Wise, who personates a lovable type
of southern statesman, sent to the
United States senate. The comedy has
run for a solid year at Bijou In New
York, and six months in Chicago. It
looks as if it might exceed the won
derful business of "The Man of the
Hour." Brady and Grismer have cer
tainly demonstrated their ability to
pick winners. Their "Way Down
East," now 14 years old, still does its
old-time business. "A Gentleman from
Mississippi," with the Chicago cast
headed by Burr Mcintosh and Will
Deming, will be the attraction the lat
ter part of this month at the Grand, in
"SUNNY SIDE OF BROADWAY."
Max Bloom, the famous delineator of
the Jewish character, who has a record
of achievements in farce, musical com
edy, drama and comic opera, will be
seen as the leading character in "The
Sunny Side of Broadway," which will
appear at the Grand, Davenport, next
Wednesday evening. The book and
lyrics of "The Sunny Side of Broad
way" were written by Boyle Woolfolk,
whose name has long been associated
with this line of work. The purpose
of the manager, star and author has
been to create something unique, and
the Interesting characters tell an
agreeable story of modern life, rich in
quaint humor, punctured with wit, and
illustrated with songs and ensembles
that consistently belong to the situa
tion in which they are placed. Tho
lyrics and music are said to be the
best ever written by Mr. Woolfolk, and
include such hits a& "Selling Papers,"
"A Lemon in the Garden of Love,"
"When It's Raining," "He's a Devil,"
"Those Good Old College Days,"
"What's the Use of Working When
the Old Man Runs a Bank," and a new
one called "Every Town Has a Post
office and a Wise, Wise Gal," which
bids fair to become one of the reigning
successes of the Bcason.
Mrs. Albert Ellison, who plays tho
part of "Betty" Weber, the prima don
na In the "Soul of Music," needs no
introduction to the people of the tri
cities. She will be remembered by her
excellent work as Henrietta Budd In
the "Sultan of Sulu." All who saw
and heard her at that time will desire
to see her again in her new role as
the talented concert singer. She plays
what is called the "ingenue" part In
the cast. George II. Owens, who was
so delightful in the character of Col
onel Budd In the "Sultan of Sulu,"
takes the part of Alexander Stewart
In the "Soul of Music." He is emi
nently fitted for this part. He fall3
naturally In to the attitude and ex
pressions of the money loving father.
CAPTURING GAME IN AFRICA.
Pictures Illustrating the life of a
hunter, who, equipped with an outfit
costing over $25,000, spent upwards of
eight years in the dense Jungles of
central Africa, for the purpose of cap
turing all kinds of wild unimals for
menageries and zoological gardens, will
be shown at the Grand, Davenport,
One may frequently read accounts
of such a life, but seldom, if ever, has
this community had an opportunity to
see real pictures and to hear the work
graphically described by the man who
has been through it all.
Mr. Hood is well known in this coun
try and in Europe as an African hunt
er, and has spent 20 years of his life in
hunting in India, Africa and South
America, and is taking charge of an
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ing In July, 1910. His description of
the natives, roads, animals, etc., is
considered highly educational, while
bis whole talk teems with Interest.
He narrates many thrilling scenes and
adventures with Hons, elephants, buf
faloes, snakes, crocodiles, etc., and no
greater praise can be given him for
his powers as an entertainer than the
many requests he has received to
"come again" by those who have
heard him. His entertainment is pat
ronized and highly spoken of by the
clergy, educators, and all the leading
citizens wherever he goes.
Little Stage Stories
As the heroine of Edward J'eplc'a
new play, "Vasta Heme," M s C.irtrr
portrays an Erring. Sister with iho
opium habit, Mr. Anderson, the critio
of the Des Moines Capital, says the
play is as interesting as hanging.
When Charles Klein's new play,
"The Next of Kin," is produced at
Powers' this season the leading wom
an's role will be acted by Miss Hed
wlg Relcher, the German actresj, who
was so successful in "On the Eve," a
play which failed. Miss Reichr was
DAILY BULLETIN OP
Do you know why the teacher of
Paderewski never plays in public?
Come to the Illinois, Tuesday, Nov.
16 and see.
Tuesday, Nov. 16.
The seat sale will open at the Illi
nois Saturday morning at 9 o'clock.
No seats reserved before that time.
Prices 50, 75 and $1.00.
Sunday, Matinee and Night, Nov. 14
J. M. Garfield Presents That Musical
"The Girl That's All the Candy"
A Play That's Full of Fun and Miuic
30 Chorus Beauties 30
20 Song Hits 20
Prices Matinee, 25c to all: night,
25c, 35c, 60c, boxes 75c. Phone 224.
TMrection D. L. Hughes.
Wednesday Evening, Nov. 17.
That Nifty Sons Show,
THE SUNNY SIDE OF BROADWAY,
. With Max Bloom.
Lyrics and Masle br Boyle Woolfolk
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- What ! a Pazaza Plant?
PrW 25c, 50c, 75c and fl. Advance
sale Monday. Rock Island street cars
to theater door. Phone 2435.
described by a New York critic as
being much like Miss Julia Marlowe
was 20 years ago. Wallace Ed dinger
will also be in the cast of "The Next
The Morning Telegraph suggests,
with flippancy, that the name of Ed
ward Sheldon's play to be done at the
New theater, New York, be changed
from "The Nigger," which it coasiJ-rs
Inelegant, to "God's Image Cut in Eb
Mr. Lauder this season declines to
appear on Sundays, and it is so nomi
nated in his contract. He riya that
many of his friends in Dunoon turned
their backs on him this summer when
they learned that he had been b' cak
ing the Sabbath in America.
In the Messrs. Klaw and Erlanger's
production of "Rebecca of Sunny
brook Farm" Miss Violet lleming -aiII
appear as Rebecca. Mrs. Kate Doug
las Wiggin's novel has been dramt
tlzed by Miss Charlotte Thompson,
who ought to be remembered for her
performance of the Salvation Arniv
captain in Mrs. Fiske's "Salvation
Announcement is made that Miss
Phoebe Davies, for many years the
dewy heroine of "Way Down East,"
is to be the leading woman for AT.old
Daly in the Liebler production of t;iul
Hervleu's "Know Thyself." Miss 7es
sie Mlllward, who was engaged for
the position some time ago, has, pre
Mme. Nazimova in her new pl7,
"The Passion Flower," is said to be a
sort of society Lady Macbeth that i.
she forces her husband to become ats
embezzler in order that she may get
money to satisfy her mbiUons. Al
though Brandon Tynan, an actor, as
sumes responsibility for its composi
tion, Mme. Nazimova herself is said
to be the author of the play.
MEN AND WOMEN WANTED
The United States Government Giv3
Railway Mall Clerks $300 a Year to
Start, and Increases to $1,200.
Uncle Sam will hold an examination
for Postal Clerks and Letter Carriers
in Rock Island in November; for other
positions on different dates. It is esti
mated that. 50,000 appointments will
be made this year. The Government
wants people over 18 years to take the
examination; will pay them well and
give them an annual vacation with full
pay. The Bureau of Instructions.
Rochester, N. Y., with Its thorough
knowledge of all the requirements cau
fit anyone In a few weeks .o pass. A
Government Position means employ
ment for life. Prepare now for the ex
amination. Any reader of The Argus
can get full information by writing the
Bureau of Instructions, 74 Hamlin
Building, Rochester, N. Y.
MACHINES SELL STAMPS
New Slot Device In Operation Here
Not Opposed by Government.
Machines, much like the slot af
fairs which sell chewing gum. are
now selling stamps in the tri-clties.
The stamps are the U. S. postage
stamps, too, and come out at the
beckonings of the nickels and dimes.
A dime brings out four 2-cent stamps
while a nickel brings out either two
2-cent stamps or four 1-cent stamps.
They say the machines are money
makers for their owners despite the
original outlay of $35 or so.
Inquiry of the postal authorities
discloses the fact that the stamp ven
ders are being introduced all over
the United States; that the postal de
partment sells stamps wholesale as it
were to the retail venders and that
so far no ruling, declaring the use of
the machines illegal has been issued.
Those who have these venders, es
pecially hotel proprietors, declare
that their patrons would rather give
two cents for service and get only
four stamps than walk a block, spend
their 10 cents and get full value.
UNIFORMS FOR BAND HERE
Augustana College Musicians Will
Make Fine Appearance.
The uniforms for the Augustana
band have arrived from Chicago. They
have blue broadcloth Jackets trimmed
in gold braid with an "A" in the same
material on the collar of each. The
caps are of military style and the
trousers of white duck. There are now
over 20 members of the band, whic'a
is larger than for several years. The
first nublic appearance of the organiza
tion will be made Dec. 7, when a con
cert will be given in the gymnasium.
Regular practice is being held under
the leadershiD of W. E. Pearson with
a view of taking a prominent part in
the jubilee program next spring.
LOW ROUND TRIP FARES
To Council Bluffs and Omaha in No
vember and December Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul Ky.
This Railwav will sell excursion
tickets to Council Bluffs and Omaha
in November and December at ONE
AND ONE-HALF FARES FOR THE
ROUND TRIP, on account of the fol
National Horticultural Congress at
Council Bluffs. November 15 to 20.
Tickets on sale November 13, 15 and
18. Return limit November 22.
National Corn Exposition at Oma
ha. December 6 to 18. Tickets on
sale beginning December C. Return
limit December 20.
Further information from local
agent Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
Railway. F. A. Miller, General Pas
senger Agent, Chicago.
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Ambition is to
The feverish ambition of Atii le Row
land Is to don doublet and hose and
play Hamlet. Her second choice of
roles falls on Rosalind in "As You Like
It." Running a close third la Portia
in "The Merchant of Venlco." in the
last play, however. Miss Rowland's de
sires extend only to the courtroom
scene in which the fair Port la appears
as a masculine lawyer's clerk, to the
undoing of Shylock.
MI3S Rowland thinks she has mede
a first step toward tho realization of
at least part of her dreams in "The
Flirtine Princess." in which she la
permittod for the space of id minutes'
or so to wear man's attire and sing aj-
song called "I'd Rather Look at You
Than Kiss Any Other Girl." And those
who have seen the new La Sa!0 farce .
In Chicago say Vesta Tilley hasn't any
thing to brag about when it comes to
appearing in man's attire.
"That number is an idea of my own."
said Miss Rowland. "When I started
as a chorus girl I had different ambi
tions from most of the girls in the'
company. They all wanted to play
Juliet, and that sort of thing. But I
had seen Ellen Terry play Portia in
Henry Irvlng's Shylock, and I made up
my mind that some day I would do
that courtroom scene. Then I began
to read Shakespeare. I have read all
the acted plays six or seven times, and
the height of my ambition 18 to do'
Hamlet, ar.d next to that Rosalind.;
Portia comes third, and I care for her
only in the courtroom scene.
"This business of singing and danc-'
ing is aH right, but it isn't serious
enough for me. I never really had to'
act in all my life until I began doing!
the Apache dance a few weeks ago,
and that is all pantomime. Musical'
comedy is just all frolic for one who1
plays in it. The real serious purpose'
of the actress never finds its vent until
she gets doing serious things. Of
course it's a far jump from 'I'd Rather
Look at You Than Kiss Any Other
Girl' to Hamlet, but there's nothing1
like getting a start some place." .
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