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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS; TUESDAY, DECEMBER
. AND E. BREACH
SS PATCHED UP?
BIG DEPARTMENT STORE
Triple stamps until 1
Open Wednesday even
ting until 9 p. m.
All Cars stop here.
None to dealers.
yery special, photograph
frames, Placques, Panels,
Watch Stands, Pipe
' Racks, Hanging Watch
Holders, Wall Pieces,
Round Cup-shape Bowls,
Oval Parfela, etc., etc., 25c
values, each 5c.
Fancy gold platefc
clock, one day movement,
eight inches high; regular
$1.50 value; Wednesday
special price, 79c.
Report that Western Managers''
Assocfation and Combine
Have Effected Peace.
GOOD NEWS FOR THIS CITY
Tvtq gross fancy dressed
dolls with assorted red,
blue or pink dresses,
Would Mean Tliat Illinois Would Re
sume Playing Regular Run of
Better Grade Attractions.
curls, hat, stockings and
slippers to match; our
regular price 38c, Wed
nesday, special, 25c.
100 ram horns, trum
pets, bone mouthpiece,
brass finish mounting, 3c.
100 fancy gilt frame
pictures, 16x2 0, 14x18,
real values SI. 50, bargain
lane Wednesday 79c.
$1.25 chamois gloves,
one clasp street gloves,
35c stamped edge all
linen buck towel, fancy
goods department, main
5c box gold metal hard
wood double pointed tooth
SI. 00 damask table
linen, 7 2 -inch, bleached
satin, damask table linen,
a grand bargain Wednes
65c black jet beads
50c corset covers, four
styles, lace or embroid
ered, and ribbon trimmed,
grand bargain, 39c.
25 per cent discount on
all children's coats.
Delayed shipment 1,
000 Henty and Alger
books for boys, all day
25c charcoal tablets,
Storm lap robe, gener
ous size, one side rubber,
other side plush, for
'sleigh or auto, $2.98.
Husking mitts of cotton
flannel, basement, Satur
day special, regular 10c
value 5 c.
Leave orders now for
sycur sunshine, fruit and
Mangel cake for Christmas.
Pies of our own make to
Come down spend the
day. Take your lunch in
i our. grill room, or dairy
Hunch a fa carte service.
Tt - - .
Now York, Dec. 14. The Western
Theatrical Managers' association, rep
resenting points in Wisconsin, Nebras
ka, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois, accord
ing to a statement Issued yesterday af
ternoon, hare entered into a contract
for a long term of years, giving exclu
sive booking control of their theatres
to KJaw & Erlanger. The statement
"These managers some time ago de
clared for an 'open door policy, but
have not been satisfied with results.
This, -with the exception of a scatter
ing one night stand here and there,
gives Klaw & Erlanger control not on
ly of th cities but of all the one-night
Btands In, the United States and Can
ada." Trt-Clty Theater Included.
Chamberlain. Kindt & Co., control
ling the Illinois, in this city; the Mo
line, in Moline, and the Burthf, Dav
enport, form a part of the Western
Managers' association and, accepting
the N?w York dispatch as authorita
tive, it would seem that the breach
that had its beginning with the open
ing of the present season was about
to be healed over.
Have Been Negotiations.
C. T. Kindt, of Chamberlain, Kindt &
Co., when seen today, said: "The New
York announcement is news to me.
While there have been negotiations,
we are not prepared as yet to make
any definite statements. Our business
is catering to the seekers for amuse
ment. We are endeavoring now, as we
always have done, to give our people
the best that the theatrical market nf
fords. We are now working with that
end in view, and it is possible th?.t
shortly our circuit will resume book
ing' relations with Klaw & Eriango
There are misunderstandings in tbeaf
ricnls as there are In other lines of
business, and they can be adjudicated
as they are in other lines. The peopli
in Rock Island, as in other cities in
our circuit, can depend upon us to pro
tcct them in the matter of amust
Stock Coin finny (Ionrn.
The Morgan Stock company has v
ruinated its engagement at the Illinois.
The plan originally was for the com
pany to remain through the season, 'out
there was a change determined upon
last week, with the result that the
company gave its closing performance
Sunday. The company has left for th
south. Manager It. H. Taylor has sev
eral first-class attractions for Decem
ber, one of which is "The Wolf," the
offering for this evening. Manager
Taylor, during the recent unpleasant
ness that resulted in the cancellation
of the chief bills that he had listed for
the winter, has made every possible ef
fort to serve his patrons with the bet
ter grade of plays. With the patching
of the differences with Klaw & Erlan
ger, which now seems likely, the Illi
nois will again come into its own, a
condition that the public here will re
Wnat of the Others T
The natural question now is as to
the future of the Grand, Davenport,
and the Barrymore, Moline, through
which Klaw & Erlanger have been
booking since their breach with the
Western Managers' association. If
peace Is finally declared. It is not prob
able that KJaw & Erlanger will serve
two theatres In any one of the three
No Criticism of Local Manafcement.
The public here has understood the
position of Chamberlain, Kindt & Co.,
and has not felt unkindly towards
them because of the break with the
combine. But the public has taken the
position that Rock Island is big enough
to have the best that is going in thea
tricals served at home. This situation
had led to an agitation looking to th3
building of another theatre. This doubt
less would be dropped in the event that
the Illinois began booking regularly
the run of plays that it heretofore has
FOB LOCAL SITE,
Notable Awards Made
TWO FOR SPOT AT SEARS
To He Associated With Monument
Marking Four Pioneer Kveuts
The First in 1781.
Second nvenue and Sixteenth street.
ACCEPT OUR ADVICE AND TRY
THIS REMEDY AT OUR RISK.
j Catarrh is a disease of the mucous
' membrane. The mucous membrane is,
?one may say, the interior lining of the
body. Catarrh, therefore, may exist in
any part of the system.
When the catarrhal poison attacks
! the mucous membrane," inflammation
. and congestion are produced and na
i ture fails to throw off the accumulated
poisons. The organ v. hich has been af
flicted ceases to perform its proper
function as nature intended it should.
The result is, complication upon com
plication, which may load to other ov
en more serious afflictions.
We honestly believe Rexall Mucu
Tone will do wonders toward overcom-
ing catarrh. It is made from the pre-!
Dec. 14 "The Votf.-
Gil AND OPERA HOUSE. DAVKXTOllT.
Dee. 14 ''The Girl from Rector's."
Dec. 21 Tim Murphj- la Cupid and
Eighteenth street, between First and
Second avenues. Vaudeville at 3, S and
9:15 p. m.
Second avenue, east of Nineteenth
street. Vaudeville at 3, S aad 015 p. m.
Hackett in Strong Play. In his new
pl.iy, 'Samson," James K. Hackett
rises to heigl.ts of dramatic strength
that those who recall him as the swash
buckling hero in the romantic come
dies in which he scored his earlier suc
cesses did not predict for him. Hack
ett is Shakespearean timber, having
Returning from the national rivers
and harbors congress at Washington
last week, W. A. Meese brings word
of having secured two cannon to mark
a historic spot connected with Daven
port's pioneer history and two cannen
to mark a similar spot in Rock Island
county. The points are:
Credit island, below Davenport, now
known as Suburban island, where is
to be erected a monument coram ens'
orating the battle of Major Zachary
Taylor, later president of the United
States, with the combined forces of
the British and Indians. This battle
was fought In 1814.
Two for Sears.
Sears, In Rock Island county; com
memorating four important pioneer
events: The battle of the revolution
ary days in June, 1781, between Colonel
John Montgomery and the Sac and Fox
Indians; marking the Sac village; the
planting of the first United States flag
in the upper Mississippi in 1831 by
Zebulon M. Pike; the destruction of
ithe Sac village. A monument will be
erected in connection with the placing
of cannon at the Sears site.
Mr. Meese also improved his time
and opportunity by working for the
improvement of harbors on the upper
Mississippi and the results were en
tirely satisfactory and will be made
public at the proper time.
Taft rieased with Gift.
Incidentally, Mr. Meese paid his re
spects to President Taft and brought
with him to the chief executive the
gift of a pin set with pearls from Rock
river in the shape of a daisy. The pin
was a bit of a token of appreciation of
service rendered by Mr. Taft while
secretary of war which made possible
the completion of the Hennepin canal,
and it touched the president in a way
that noticing else could.
The national rivers and harbors con
gress, said Mr. Meese, was the largest
gathering ever held and it was marked
by much good work, F. G. Allen of Mo
line, in his address ns representative
of the Upper Mississippi River Im
provement association, drawing atten
tion to the activity in waterways herc-about-ard
of the fpirit cf cooperation
of the association toward the general
cause of waterways. There was dis
appointment that congress would not
put Illinois' deep waterway project
among the first and refused to issue
bonds, but the general effect of the
convention was progressive and thj
work is bound to bear fruit.
sc.npnoii oi an u.ut 1" ! broadened along more serious lines
made a long study of catarrh, and .r.a . , v..rs H ., ,,.
his new play at the Grand, Davenport.
great success with this remedy was an
j enviable one.
i We want you. if you are a sufferer
from catarrh in any form, to give Rex
all Mucu-Tone a thorough trial. Use :t
j with regularity and persistency for a
rpasonable time, then if you are not
satisfied, come'-haek and tell us, jmd
Inst evening, under the management of
Charles Frohman. "Samson" is tiie
! product of the pen of Henri Bernstein,
the young foreigner who has given the
stage, in the past few years, some dar
ing themes. "Samson." in subject mat-
without, question or formality we will ; ' . , lho
role of a self-made man. He has risen
i from poverty to affluence through his
manipulation in stocks. Society picks
hand back to you every cent you paid
us. This is certainly the fairest offer
that anyone could make and should at
test our sincerity of purpose. Tt
comes in two sizes, prices ,r0 crrts and
SI.'". Remember you can obtain t
only at our store The Rexall Store.
1 nomas Drug Co.
i blHiCVIOXt CHAMSEaUN.KlMOTAConPANV.
I I Tuesday Evening, Pec. 1-1.
! Event Extraordinary!
i Sam S. and Lee Shubert (Inc.) Offer
1 1 the most talked of play in years
S By Eugene Walter, author of "Paid
in Full" and "The Easiest Way."
The play that held New York and
Chicago Spellbound for one
A Story of the Great Hudson Bay
Country Redolent With the At
mosphere of the Canadian
The New York cast and produc
tion with Lorin J. Howard as "Jules
Prices: 25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00.
Seats on sale Sunday morning.
Carriages and automobiles "may be
ordered for 10:40 p. m. Phone 22 4.
Playing the Biggest Attraction Ever
Played In a Vaudeville Theater In the
GENNARD and His Big Italian
24 FTECES 24
Greatest In the World
Other Big Acts 4
Don't Miss This Great Show.
him up. An old family, bordering on
financial ruin, arranges a marriage
with a daughter. It is not a love
match. She cannot reconcile herself
with her new relation. Her husband
Interests her only insofar as he is able
to provide for her and her family. She
has a lover. The latter is the close
friend of her husband and the latter
takes an interest in him and makes
him wealthy. Brachard, the husband,
does not go to London, as he planned,
to fill a business appointment. He re
turns late at night and finds his wife'a
apartments unoccupied. She had been
to an orgy at a French restaurant with
Le Govain, the society favorite, th9
young fellow whom Brachard had
made rich. Brachard is avenged by
ruining Govain financially, reducing
him to poverty through forcing down
the stocks in which he had invested
all. In doing so Brachard wrecks his
own fortune. But he still has tha
brains and the strength to recoup. The
young wife, a. role interpreted by Miss
Bea.trice Beekley, a beautiful and force
ful young woman, in the husband'3
hour of reverse, of his own making, be
gins to see the man in him. Where
before she abhorred a sight of him,
now she realizes there is something
more to him than money. As In all
well-constructed stage stories, of
course all ends happily. The scenes be
tween the husband and wife and be
tween the husband and Govain are
most Ingeniously conceived and thrill
Ingly executed. Arthur Hoops was Go
vain. Other noted performers In the
cast were Frederick De Belleville, Ma
rie Walnwrlght, Vera McCord, James
H. Florence and a number of lesser
lights. The play was most enthusiast
ically .received. After the second act
there were repeated curtain calls un
tirMr. Hackett was obliged to respond
In a speech, in which he returned the
thanks of himself and his company for
"Wolf Here This' Evening. Rock
Island theatergoers will have an op
portunity to pass Judgment on "The
Wolf," the latest dramatic success
from the pen of Eugene Walter, be
fore its presentation in Boston, Phila
delphia and ether important metropo
lises of the country. Only New York
and Chicago have so far seen "The
Wolf," and the verdict is known ev
erywhere. Taking his locale from the
great Canadian Hudson bay fur coun
try, Mr. Walter has drawn a truly
remarkable picture of life, love and
revenge among the early settlers of
that region, and the story is told in a
manner that holds the audience spell
bound from curtain to curtain. "The
Wolf" will be presented here by an
"The Girl" Tonight. After the most
successful engagement of any theatri
cal attraction in Now York the past
season, "The Girl from Rector's" has
taken to the road and will be seen at
the Grand, Davenport, this evening.
The work is that of Paul If. Potter,
who acquired world-wide fame through
the authorship of "Trilby." This new
est work of the gifted writer is distinct
ly of New York flavor. The story, in
the main. Is woven about a young so
ciety woman of Battle Creek, Mich.,
who spends a great deal of her time
in the metropolis in the quest of pleas
ure and recreatjon. When she is at
home her spare moments are taken
up In charitable work, and ag the scene
shifts from the west to the east, so do
the young woman's ideas. She finally
It's surprising what a
delightful charm is added
to the old dish.
Many other recires in
book: "Tid-Bits made
with Toasties" in every
Popular size 10c.
Family size 15c.
Postum Cereal Company, Ltd.
Battle Creek, Mich. .
ROCKLSL-AND. IVL. ioT5 O'
S. & H Green Trading Stamps Free on Every Cash Purchase
Open Evenings Beginning Tomorrow, Wednesday ,-Dec. 15
Come to the Christmas store. Hundreds of unusual bargains for
Wednesday all day and special evening sales.
Hot Shots for Wednesday
Wednesday, all day, and evening:, 160 pieces, 4 to 3
inch, plain messaline and flowered rihbons, none worth
less than 2 5 cv all colors, to start with, yard 15c.
$1.25 Sterling Silver deposit perfume bottles, while
they four dozen last, 85c.
Eulldoe,' head ash trays, heavy gold finish $1.50 val
ue, Wednesday, all day, 95c.
Men's scarf pins, seven different stone settings, a set
of seven for 75c.
White mercerized waist patterns in Christmas boxes,
each 98c and 79c.
"Seco" silk for scarfs, in 36 different shades, per
yard 30c. a ,
All silk figured crepe de chines, in handsome floral
borders, per yard 58c.
Plain and fancy messalines and taffetas, 75c to $1.00
values, per yard 48c.
18 inch 35c chiffon ve slings, white, black and brown,
just three shades, per yard 9c.
Christmas box ruchings, regular 50c value, Wednes
day evening 28 C a kx
12 dozen brand new 25c silk bow ties, men's furnish
ings department, all evening, IfJc.
Chiffon Silk Scarfs, 28 inches wide, 10 beautiful col
ors, nearly two yards long, only 69c.
Two-story log cabin doll houses, with doors and win
Mission Oak Dressers, with three drawers arid mir
ror, very special, 5c.
Fancy toy trunks, with brass lock and key Wednes
day evening, 33c.
25c toy ironing boards, Wednesday evening, 9c.
9 -inch beautifuly dressed dolls, Wednesday evening,
Haviland china plates, large variety decorations,
choice of about 500, Wednesday evening, 39c.
Sunburst near cut glass water pitchers, very special,
Wednesday evening, 14c.
Silvered steel nut sets crs,ck and six picks, "J9c.
Optic and Colonial glass water tumblers, Wednesday
evening, set of 6, "7c.
Paper and envelopes in holly and other beautiful
boxes, 25c kind "JOc.
At the Apron booth, large full sized white aprons "2c.
Assorted fur neck pieces, stylish and pretty, mostly
$5.00 values $2.94.
Christmas Offerings in Jewelry
For our Wednesday Opening.
Our immense stock may be drawn on for everything worthy of
the McCabe standard.
The tendency nomts a record breaking business in the Jewelry
section, due largely to the care exercised in selection and our repu
tation for value giving.
Diamond rings, a splendid collection of genuine blue white gema
for mounting from 1-8 to 1 carat in size, ranging at $15.00 to
$250.00. 1-4 carat guaranteed blue white at each, $35.00.
Our "Christmas" Watches are on display, worthy of your in
spection. Ladies solid gold case, open face and hunting styles, in 7 to 17
Jeweled works, any American or Swiss make, from $15.00 to $50.
Gents' watches in gold filled cases, from $10.00 to $50.00;
every one a feature.
Boys' watches, open face nickel cases, at $1.00 to $5.00 a11
Beginning Wednesday Evening
at 7 o'clock; front of McCabe's
Third Avenue Store.
Santa Claus and his reindeer,
over snow-clad mountains and
fields of ice, will arrive in Rock
Island Wednesday eve.
The childrens' stockings are
hanging by the chimney.
Teddy Bears and other ani
mals doing all kinds of tricks.
Santa Claus goes up and
Be prompt at 7 o'clock. Third
avenue front, L.S. McCabe & Co.
Our Quadruple Plated
Unusual good attractions, a special
number for gift buyers, brush, comb
and mirror, in fancy lined box, at
$5.00; special Wednesday only.
Hand engraved net copy of fine
sterling set at $6.00; over 100
other beautiful patterns from $6.00
- Silver plated, adjustable Bhaving
set, a suitable gift for men, at $5.00
to $10.00 each.
Metal Jewel cases, french gray and
ormula gold finish at 28c, 38c, 58c
to $1.00; large from $8.00 to
Extra help. Including watchmak
ers. Jewelers and expert engravers
enable us to handle all demands up
to the last day.
Each evening this week from 7 o'clock till closing time, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Double Stamps, double in all depart
ments of tne big store.
earns the sobriquet of "The Girl from
Rector's," and the audience is kept in
a continual uproar while the entangle
ments follow. In its seven months at
Weber's Music hall every previous rec
ord was broken there.
"Blue Mouse" to Return. Guaran
teed by the "pure fudge" laws to con
tain no harmful ingredients such as
the old joke microbe, 1-know-who-you-are-but-you-don't-know-who-I-am
or thls-is-no-place-for a-lady self respect
destroying germs, "The Blue Mouse,"
a Clyde Fitchian concoction of 5 per
cent humor, 1 per cent nonsense, 15
per cent cleverness and 79 per cent in
toxicants (described ; in the patholog
ical treatise of Dr. You-Can't-Make-Me-Laugh,
as Pure Pun), has been bottled
by Sam S. and Lee Shubert, Inc., and
can be had for the asking at the Illi
nois theater next Saturday. One dose
of this elixir the formula Is plainly
stamped on the outside of each bottle
is guaranteed to turn the' silver lining
of the darkest cloud. After two dos33
you-will write a eulogy on your mother-in-law.
The Messrs. Shubert, the
official bottlers, disclaim any respon
sibility for after-effects when more
than two doses are taken. Each bottle,
however, contains three doses.
To properly ntroduce this latest
elixir to the masses the sole manufac- j
turers and owners will give a testi
monial in which a number of well
known actors and actresses will dis-1
port themselves in a fashion to recom
mend the constant use of this panacea.
Among the players are Miss Alma
Earle, O. E. Hallan. Jack Belgrave,
Charles E. Clarke, Frank . French,
H. N. Pudgeon, jco DuMont, Lavinla
Thomson, Gertrude Steele, Josephine
Kemety and Inez Itagan. r
To Auction Seats. An important an
nouncement is made by Manager
George W. Lederer of Chicago's beau
tiful theater, the Colonial. In order to
avoid the dissatisfaction and unpleas
ant features of an unsucces.ful at
tempt to meet the demands of theater
goers for New Yearta eve, particularly
with such a big attraction as Anna
Held, in "Mlss Innocence." which will
occupy the Colonial on that date this
year. Manager Lederer has arranged
to place the entire house on sale at
auction on Monday afternoon, Dec. 27.
Every seat will be disposed of, should
there bo public demand, with no favor
itism, and every effort to keep tho
tickets from falling into the hands of
speculators and ticket brokers.
Maude Fealy Marries. Minneapolis,
Minn.. Dec. 13. Maude Fealy, on of
the youngest and best known leadlns
women on the American star. Is In
Minneapolis on a honeymoon trip witfc
James Durkiti cf "The Barrier" company,-
to whom she was secretly mar
ried November 23 in Washington,' D. C.
Jeff and Gotch to Come. Jimmy Cal
lahan, the well known baseball player.
In the capacity of press agent, is in
route to Davenport to arrange for the
appearance at the Burtls Jan. 2 . of
James, J. Jeffries, Frank Gotch, Dr,
Roller and the all-star combination
that is touring uder the direction of
II. II. Frazce.
Inflammatory Rheumatism Cured It
Morton L. Hill, of Lebanon, tni.,
says: "My wife had inflammatory
rheumatism In every muscle and Joint;
her suffering was terrible and r?r body
and face were swollen almost beyoad
recognition; had been In b'd for six
weeks and had eight physicians, but
received no benefit until she tried Dr.
Detchon's Relief for RLeumailsm. it
gave immediate relief and fcho was
able to walk about in three davs. I am
sure it eaved her life." Sold by Otto
Grotjan, 1501 Second avenue. Rock
Island; Gust Schlegel & Son, 220 West
Second street, Davenport.