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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5 1910.
- Second irtiDe aaa Sixteenth itmt
"JFeb. B "They Loved a Lasale," mat
' taee and nfarht.
Feb. WTne Time, the Flaee and tae
- Feb. 7 Loots Mama la "The Maa
Who Stood Still.'
; THE GRAND, DAVEBfPORT.
J Feb. 5 "The Third Degree," matinee
, - THE KLITE.
Eighteenth street, betvreea First aad
. Second avenues. Vaudeville at 3, 8 aad
Second avenue, between Nineteenth
' and Twentieth streets. Vaudeville a 3,
8 aad 0:15 p. m.
...One must see Charles Klein's "Third
Degree" to appreciate the real reason
for the remarkable hold the play has
taken upon the public. The answer
Is that It is simply human ; it is Ufa,
minus the theatric artificiality and im
possibility that are injected to present
day productions for sensational effect.
It is built around natural people, and
the plot is entirely plausible. It ex
poses a practice of the modern police
system, the outgrowth " of political
craving of power and notoriety at the
expense of human weakness and frail
ties. "The Third Degree" is the
"Bweat box," or the brutal interview
of the police chief and the prisoner
whom he has made up his mind is
guilty. It is a feather in his cap to
fasten the crime upon him, and his
ambition for credit with society and
th,e "higher-upV in the political ad
ministration deadens his conscience to
the danger of convicting an innocent
The story has for Its Inspiration a
police court crime in New York. Rob
ert Underwood, an art dealer, suicides
(when he becomes involved financially
and his influential friends turn against
him. Howard Jeffries, Jr., scion of a
Wealthy family, who marrieB a woman
on whom his relatives frown, is in
Underwood's apartments when he
takes his life. Jeffries is on a sofa
behind . a screen in a drunken sleep.
A. visitor to Underwood shortly before
the deed Is Mrs. Howard Jeffries, Sr.,
young Jeffries stepmother. She comes
With a letter , written her by Under
wood in which he threatens to end
his life unless she comes to his rescue
and aids him in holding his prestige
with his rich friends. Before her mar
riage with Jeffries she and Underwood
had been admirers of each other. She
pleads with Underwood not to kill him
self. Her social position demands
that she refuse to have anything fur
ther to do with him. Underwood 's
found dead in his apartment. The
police arive. Young Jeffries is accused
of the crime. Captain Clinton "sweats'
him seven hours. Young Jeffries,
stupified from drink, succumbs under
the superior mental power of the po
lice captfin. Unconsciously he con
fesses to the suggestions of the police
captain. Jeffries' father and step
mother decline to help him. They
blame. his marriage for his downfall.
The young wife believes her husband
innocent. She hounds Richard Brew
ster, attorney for her youug husband's
father rich and influential until he
consents to defend the accused. The
elder Jeffries warns Brewster not to
take the case, but he does so because
of the persistency of the young wife,
and the evidence she furnishes him,
convinces him of the boy's innocence,
the young wife having learned that
the woman whose voice Howard, Jr.,
heard in the Underwood apartments
the night of the death was that of
Mrs. Jeffries, Sr. The . women meet,
and Mrs. Jeffries, Sr., breaks "down
under the strain. In the face of the
effort of the influential parents of her
husband to discredit her before the
world, and to cast a suspicion In the
public mind that she was responsible
for the killing of Underwood, of whom
her husband, they said, was jealous,
at a moment In the office of Brewster,
the lawyer, when the social fate of
Mrs. JefBries, Sr., was periled by the
necessity for her coming fo ward with
the letter she had from Underwood,
jumps into the breach; acting on tho
Impulse of her 'womanly sympathy, and
makes affidavit that it was The who re
ceived the letter from Underwood.
Jeffries, Jr., is cleared, and Mr3.
Jeffries, Sr., is saved her social posi
tion and her home, her husband never
knowing the real facts. Jeffries. Jr..
declines an invitation of his parents
to accompany them abroad, without
his wife, after his acquittal, and the
two young people "live happy ever
The company is one of the strongest
in its personnel seen here in yeara,
and the staging of the play splendidly
accurate and eorrplete as to detail.
Miss Fernanda Eliscu, a young woman
ROBERT G. PITKIN, THE COMEDIAN IN
"THE TIME, THE PLACE AND THE GIRL
Illinois Theatre MSHaNil
H. II. FRAZEE (Inc.) Presents the Music Play
THE TIME, THE PLACE AND THE GIRL
TIME TABLE OF SONG HITS
8:15 "Ppening Chorus."
8:25 "Blow the Smoke Away."
8:32 "Thursday Is My Jonah Day."
8:47 "I Don't Like Your Family."
9:15 "First and Only."
9:35 "The Waning Honeymoon."
1U:00 "Uncle Sam's Best Girl." "Dixie I Love You."
10:20 "Don't You Tell."
10:45 FINALE, MEDLEY.
" Exactly as Presented for 465 Performances in Chicago.
ALL STAR CAST AND UN
EQUALED BEAUTY CHORUS
Book and Lyrics by Hough and Adams. Music byq Joe E. Howard
PRICES: Matinee, 25c to $1; Night, 25c to $1.50
. Phone West 224.
of powerful personality and magnet
ism and wonderful dramatic reserve,
is easily the star of the company in
the role of the wife of young Jeffries.
The honors are shared by Paul Over
ton, as Brewster, the lawer. Ralph
Ramsey is the accused young husband;
Thomas L. Coleman is Howard Jef
fries, Sr.; Alfred Moore is Captain
Clinton; Francis Bonn is "Robert Un
derwood, and Miss Margaret Drew is
Mrs. Howard Jeffries, Sr. The audi
ence was large and demonstratively
appreciative, as It well had reason to
be, and curtain calls were numerous.
The play was presented this afternoon
at the Grand and will be given again
MANN'S NEW CHARACTER.
Louis Mann comes next Monday to
the Illinois theatre In "The Man Who
Stood Still," which will then be seen
for the first time In the city. The
author has aimed to produce the effect
of photographic fidelity to the life he
undertakes to depict. . That life, in the
case of Mr. Mann's medium, is the life
of New York City's lower East Side
district, and the theme Is the process
of absorption by which the foreigu
born become part of the vast com
munity that we call the republic. Mr.
Mann's own role is that of a typi
cal Bourbon an old Swiss jeweler
who refuses to float with the tide of
progress, and is left behind in busi
ness, in thought, In social life, and,
at length, even in his domestic rela
tionships. The role is described as
offering this weli-liked actor ample op
portunity for the display of a versatil
ity that has long been asserted in his
behalf by himself and his many warm
admirers. He comes with a company
that contains some well-known play
ers, among them being Madame Ma
thilde Cottrelly, one of the most de
lightful artistes on the American
stage among character actresses; Miss
Emily Ann Wellman, one of the sea
eon's new ingenues, and Miss Lillian
Sinnott, who was chosen by the late
Clyde Fitch to follow Millie James as
"Simplicity Johnson" In the play,
"Lover's Lane." Others in the com
pany are Louis Hendricks, Leslie Bas
set, Edwin Maynard. H. A. LaMotte,
Frank Julian and John Charles. A
child's role is acted by little Seawlllow
Johnson, who was een in the famous
savage production of "M.ne. Butter
fly." JOYS AND HARDSHIPS.
Norman Hackett. the youngest and
one of the most versatile stars on the
road, was asked the other day to de
fine the attractions of his profession.
Mr. Hackett is starring in "Class
mates," the big West Point play that
stayed for an entire season at the
Hudson theatre, in New York, and
has in Duncan Irving what he con
siders the biggest part in modern
drama. He will be at the Grand to
morrow afternoon and night. "As an
art," said Mr. Hackett, "dramatic
work Is fascinating and inspiring. As
a profession it is handicapped and
hindered by - many disagreeable fea
tures, and it is to these that the young
aspirant should open his eyes before
electing to become an actor. Greatest
of all is the complete sacrifice of home
life and family ties. Then there Is
the continual hardship of travel, ;i
fegular hours and the pangs of disap
pointment when one's hopes are not
quickly realized. On the other hand,
it Is filled with " many joys denied
workers in other fields. The elation
over the ability of swaying a gather
ing of men and "women by a mere look
or gesture, the knowledge that one
possesses the power or not only add
ing to and changing the feelings of tho
audience In front of him but of being
able to make that audience think, the
feeling that one has the power of en
tertaining a thousand persons at once,
of converting them from disgruntled
and dissatisfied men and women into
happy and contented ones, of being
able to mould their thought temporar
ily at least these are some of the
acute joys of our professional work.
Then there Is a selfish side the mone
tary end of it. Few professions pay
better than this of mimicking nature.
We all enjoy what money brings.
Some tastes run to yachts and fast
horses, others to books and line pic
tures. But whatever it is, it Is a
pleasure to be able to satisfy the long
ing, and the money made by the actor
is made In his most congenial occu
pation, and therefore not a hardship.
Take it all in all, the actor's joys are
by no means overbalanced by his hard
ships." IN ONE ROLE 3,500 TIMES.
Charlie Evans of "Parlor Match"
fame, with his late partner, "Old
Hoss" Hoey, for years and years
spread good cheer like the sun. "A
Parlor Match" was the first musical
comedy which brought the writer,
Charlie Hoyt, Into public view and
favor. It gave more entertainment, it
Is safe to eay, for Evans is claimed
to have played the principal role 3,500
consecutive times, and made more
money than any of the musical plays
of a typical farce order than has
flooded the stage since. Evans head
the cast of "They Loved a Lassie,"
playing this evening at the Illinois.
WARDROBE A FEATURE.
A special feature this. season with
"The Time, the Place and the Girl,"
which will be presented at the Illinois
theatre tomorrow, matinee and night,
is the abundance of beautiful ward
robes displayed by the feminine por
tion of the aggregation. Many of the
hats and gowns displayed are real new
and are smart creations In the newest
effects direct from the fashion shops
of New York and Paris.
INSURES ARMS FOR $50,000.
Henry B. Harris, who is directing the
tour of Ruth St. Denis, the dancer, has
arranged through Insurance brokers of
New York for $50,000 Insurance on
Miss St. Denis arms against Injury
by accident. This is an unusual pro
cedure for a' dancer, but inasmuch as
Miss St. Denis' arms are brought more
Lt)UIS MANN IN "THE MAN WHO STOOD STILL"
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L Saturday, Feb. 5, Matinee and Night
A Riot of Fun and Music
Keal Thing at LaU Fresh from 5
Months Hun In Chicago. Pre
cisely Name Caat and Pro
ductloa. B. C. Whitney's Unparalleled Success
"THEY LOVED A LASSIE"
By Geo. Arllss. Staged by Gus Bohlke
With Chas. E. Evans (formerly
Evans and Hoey). Alice Yorke. For
rest Huff, and ideal company of 50. 4
Also famous American beauty chor
us and imported Scotch pipers and
Don't Fall to Hear -'The Banshee
"Chorus" and "Good Bye People
Greatest Furore in 25 Years.
Prices Matinee 25c to fl.OO. Even
ing 25c to 91.50. ,
Phone W 224.
into play than her lower limbs, In her
terpsichorean features, and as Mr.
Harris has made a number of contracts
for this dancer's appearance In differ
ent cities in which there is a forfeit
clause if she Is unable to appear, he
has merely exercised a business man's
precaution and placed this insurance.
The company which took the risk is
of "A Man's a Man," in which Robert
Edeson is starring this season, is a
prominent civil engineer in New York
Caroline Elberts, who plays Shirley
Rossmore in "The I Jon and the Mouse,"
played Tomtit In "Hoodman Blind" at
its first presentation in New York at
Wallack's theatre, Nov. ?.0. 1SSC. Kyrle
Lloyds of London. Paderewski's fin- Bellew plaved Jack Youlett.
gers were Insured for $15,000, and Theodore Krhrwald, who plays J
Mischa Elman. the celebrated boy vlo- j Jius the 0T porter in the western
linlst. had his digitals insured for , company of Jamrs Forbes' comeily suc
$50,000, so this' sort of insurance gam-; ,.Th TraVcling Salesman.- is a
i bling is not an unknown feature. . . of xw Orleans, and before go-
j ing on the stage was connected with a
i New Orleans newspaper and wns fa-
Ralph Delmore, who plays Cartain ! moua for his stories of negro life in
Clinton In Company A of "The Third I the i,outh. many of which have been
Degree" was In the original production I published in the magazines,
of "Mr. Barnes of New York" when it J Luke Mprtin. who plays ex-Jude
was produced at the Broadway theatre, i Stott In "The Lion and the Mouse," is
New York. Oct. 15, 1SS0. j known among artors as an authority-
Harry Leslie Fridenberg, co-author 1 on Masonic history.
ABOUT THOSE YOU KNOW.
Sunday, Feb. O. Matinee and Night
The Favorite Music Play
The Time, the Place and the Girl
SAME NOTKI) CAST
KAMK PUETTY CHORUS
SAME BItJ PRODUCTION
AS SEEN HERE LAST YEAR
Prices Matinee, -7tc to $1.00. Even
ing ?5c to $1.50.
Phone W 224.
MISS ALICE YORKE, PRIMA DONNA IN
SONG PLAY, "THFY LOVED A LASSIE'
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TOXKJHT AXI TOMORROW
Is Your Last Chance to See
Featuring the Primrose Quartet
LOOK Sunday matinee an elegant
diamond ring and live-pound box of
candy to lucky persons.
Coming Next Monday x
Austin Animal Actors, and Raleigh,
the unridalde donkey and Five other
Rif? and Feature Acts Five.
Monday Evening, Feb. 7.
Mr. William A. Brady Announces
MR. LOUIS MANN
In the Comedy of, Character
"The Man Who Stood Still" ,
"A play to make you think as well
as feel" Everybody's Magaelne.
"You're doing yourself a harm If
you miss that pinochle game. It Is
too funny for mere words" New
York Evening Mall.
"The best acting of the season"
Chicago Daily Journal.
t No free list.
Prices 50c 75c, $1.00, $1.50
Seat sale Saturday morning Feb. 5
Phone W 224.
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4 and 5
Henry B. Harris Presents
By Charles Klein, Author of "Tht
Lion and the Mouse."
. Prices SOc, 75c, $1.00, $1.50.
Seats now selling.
Root Island street cars to theatre
Sunday, Feb. 0, Matinee and Night
Jules Murray Presents the Distin
guished Young Actor
An American Play In Four Acts
And the Entire HuriMin Theatre, X. V,
Price Night, l.O0. 75c. 50c, 2.T.C
Matin, 75c. 50c, 25c.
Sale of seats opens Friday 9 a. m.
For Dnakeme, Oplms,
titer Oral Uticf ,
the Totucc Habit
Monday Evening, Feb 7.
Mr. William A. Brady Announces
In the Comedy of Character in
The' rVBsura Who
"A play to make you think as well as feel" Everybody's Mag
azine. "You're doing yourself bar n If you mis the pinochle game. It
Is too funny for mere w jrds. New Yttrk. Evening Mail.
"The best acting of the Reason." -Chit ago Daily Journal.
NO FREE IA ST.
Prices SOc, 75c, $1, Sl.SO
Boxes S2 .
Seat sale Saturday morning Feb. 5. ph?ne West 224,