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TIIE ROCK ISLAND AIIGUS, WKDMSSDAY,' MARCH 2, 1910.
PARADA" IS A
our Night Production by Home
Talent Opens Auspiciously
I FULL OF FINE FEATURES
angs. Dances, - Drills and Tableaux
Contribute to a Program of
: "Parada," beautiful In Its every feat
fr and artistic to a degree that would
o credit to nrofessionals. was
resented at the Illinois theatre for its
rst performance In a four-night en
gagement by home talent last night.
'Parada is a delightful conception
itaged .by Captain C. W. Eddy, Miss
Mdy and Miss Glynn, all of New York.
t was given as a home production, and
roved to be one of the best indeed
hat has ever been seen in Rock Is
and. The engagement is under
he auspices of the Rock Isl
and T. M.O.A, and If last night is to
ifford a criterion of what we are to
ixpect the remaining three nights, it
s to be a success from every view
point. The attendance was more than
satisfactory and everyone was charm
id, delighted and full of praise of per
'ormance and performers and these
ire the requisites for success in the
"Parada" is spectacular and allegor
cal in a way, artistic and fetchy. The
nusical selections are fresh and well
endered without, exception. The cho-,-uses
are wonderfully trained and the
'dances and drills marvelously exe
cuted. Conceding that Captain Eddy
has succeeded in enlisting some of the
best and in many instances the most
experienced of local talent, it is never
theless to his credit that in the short
period of a little more than a fortnight
of rehearsing he has brought forth
f 3uch a production. The program went
. with a snap and a dash that is charac-
teristic of the best troupes on the
Iroad. There were no waits, no slips
that anyone could notice; everyone on
the stage seemed equal to and familiar
March 1, 2, 3, and 4, Tuesday, Wed
nesday, Thursday and Friday.
The Big Operatic Spectacle, the
And Pageant of Nations.
?or the Benefit of the Y. M. C. A.
i j : .Direction oi unanes w. &aay.
300 People. Change of Program
Nightly. All Special Scenery
and Calcium Light Effects.
Prices, 25c, 50c, 75c and $1.00.
Advance sale opens Saturday, Feb. 26
; stucnoM CiuninuN.KiiaTACmMMV.
( Saturday, March 5, Matinee and Ev
', A remarkable play of mirth and
'A mystery, that triumphantly success
; ful dramatization of Meredith Nichol-
fsnn'n nonuiar nnvpl
it Tlir I m l I- r- . .
mt nuu&t ur- a hiuusanu
? Ponr Whimsical r Weird Arts. Over
flowing With Novel Incidents.
An Excellent Company Headed by
't Perfectly Staged and Complete in All
It's Unusual Details.
I Prices Matinee 25c, to 50c.
f r Evening 25c to $ 1 .50.
Jk ; !
i it DiacxTtoM CiunauN.KiNTConiiK
Sunday, March 0. '
One Jolly Night. The Silk and Satin
LID LIFTERS BURLESQUERS
40 Joy Makers 40
See Princess Sultana, some dancer.
MLLE. DE VERB & CO.
h the Parisian Sensation "Caught in
For Men Only.
. Prices 25c, 50c and 75c
. Phone W 224.
j Special Attention Our shows in
I the future will be more expensive,
i So intermissions. No waits, long show
nd remember no advance in prices.
10 and 20 Cents.
L.6 BIG FEATURE ACTS 6
. . Headed by
Roberts, Hays and Roberts
The Cowboy nd the Lady.
. Coming Next Week
: Finest Act in Vaudeville.
with his or her part, and in two hours
and a quarter from the time the cur
tain was rung up the last tableau was
presented, an exceptional record for a
All Do Admirably.
It would be impossible to specialize
in the various features, enlisting as
they do the capabilities of so many
young people, striving with a single
desire to please and that, too, without
an apparent effort. That was the nota
ble part of it from the strictly dra
The stage settings, all entirely orig
inal, are rarely beautiful and singularly
suitable to each act. The costumes
are in every Instance pretty and ap
propriate. The production opened with a beauti
ful Tableau of Nations, showing the
entire cast, effectively grouped, and
with attractive light effects. Then
came Mrs. Gertrude Carse-Appel-quist's
solo, "breaming," with chorus.
"The Fairies" were next, a wonderfully
sweet feature, in which little tots did
their part well. "I Am Waiting for You,
Cindy," followed, with Miss Irene Mac
Leay as the soloist, supported by a
finely drilled chorus. "Snowflakes," an
exquisite feature, was presented, and
then came the Japatfese number, quaint
and novel, with Edwin Mclntyre as
the mikado, and a bevy of Nipponese
maidens, not the least entertaining of
whom was little Miss Bertha Pollock
as the page to his majesty. Wilmer
Cox and Franklin Searle sang excel
lently the "Newsboys" song, with cho
rus, followed by the "Floral Arch," a
rarely beautiful number. Miss Alice
Quinlan sang the verses of "The Dais
ies," with chorus, End after Miss Dor
othy Simpson had given her "Classic
Dance" gracefully, the first part was
concluded with the "Imperial Pageant
of the Nations," in which to the fa
miliar patriotic tunes of the respective
countries represented, a quartet
of graceful dancers appeared
for each country, all finally
taking their places in the formation of
a richly variegated picture, the stand
ards of the different nations being
borne as follows: English, Miss Tre
mann; Japanese, Miss Potter; Irish.
Miss Liedke; Scotch, Miss Crisman;
American, Miss McCombs.
Part two opened with the "Gypsy
Camp and Home of the Gypsy Bride."
Miss Irene Woodyatt gave the "Dec
laration by the Queen," Miss Delpha
Dooley sang "Jane from Maine," and
then little Miss Eunice Lambert pre
sented a rare bit of child acting, re
citing, in quaint costume, "La Petite
Minuet." Mrs. Gertrude Carse-Appel-quist
sang sweetly "A Gypsy Maiden,
I," and the act concluded with gypsy
Old Soldier on the Stag;.
Part three, the military feature of
the program entitled "A Night in
Camp," brought back tender and af
fectionate remembrances of the civil
war, presenting a realistic campfire
scene, with members of Buford post.
G. A. R., in uniform, and after "Tent
ing Tonight" had been presented once
more, the entire audience stood, as if
by common impulse, while "The Star
Spangled Banner" was rendered, the
spectacle being an Inspiring oo
throughout. The veterans who appear
ed on the stage were: William Mc
Conochie, J. C. Stanton, W. H. Carpen
ter, E. C. Clow. B. F. Cox, G. E.
Bailey, J. W. Crandall, James Kinney,
D. C. Wright, P. I. Heverling and Dr.
M. H. Patten.
At the opening of part four the "Par
asol Girls" came on, with Mrs. A. A.
Ellison as soloist. Miss Irma Kohn
danced artistically "The Cachuca;"
the "Nationals" followed, then "Just
You and I" by Mrs. Ellison and cho
rus. "The Belles" in turn, then "Vanity
Fair" with Miss Irene Woodyatt as
the soloist, and finally a darkey act
with Homer Hinkley's song, "Mandy."
"The Hussars." easily one of the
most enthusiastically applauded feat
ures of the evening; went through a
series of difficult maneuvers, the final
ensemble presenting Mrs. Appelquist's
song, "O, Listen to the Band," as cap
tain of the guard, while the company
grouped for the final tableau, with
Miss Tremann" gracefully posing as
"The Goddess of Liberty."
Thone Who Took Part.
The musical, dance and drill choruses,
in the order in which they appeared on
the program, are as follows:
Mrs. Charles E. Sharpe, chaperon;
Mrs. Gertrude Carse Applequist, so
loist; Misses Eleanor Craig, Laura
Marquis, Nina Munger, Gertrude
Driggs, Mabel Payne, Nettie Myers.
Jennie Collins, Eleanora Baumbach,
Alice Quinlan, Steena Volk, Augusta
Dart. Lillian Wiley.
Mrs. H. J. Olmsted, chaneron:
Misses Elva Hill, Celeste Olson, Ruth
Clement, Helen McLean, Eunice Lam
bert, Florence Olson, Helen Hoskin
son. Anneta McLean, Ruth Passig,
Florence Trenkenschuh, Ethel Ste
phens, Charlotte Thompson, Eileen
Marron, Esther Brooks, Esther Peter
son, Georgia Shaffer, Eva Jennich.
Miss Dade, chaperon; Miss Irene
Miss Gertrude Housel, Director.
25 Pieces Two Soloists
Thursday Evening, March 3.
i Seats Reserved at Collece Pharmacy
MacLeay, soloist; Misses Agnes Sack
ett, June Palmquist, Hazel Hathaway.
Bessie Hathaway, Emma Robb, Nell
Aldrich, Blanch Skalburg, Alice
Swann, Mary Burke, Echo Allsbrow,
Mary Browne, Anna Dickson.
Miss Clara Hampton, chaperon;
Misses Esther Blakemore, Edna Wil
liamson, Sarah Wakefield, Ruth
Vance, Ruth Mills. Hazel Pierce,
Gladys Turner, Bessie Bryan.
Mrs. I. T. Wardell, chaperon; Ed
win Mclntyre, mikado; Misses Mil
dred Hackett, Anna Gibson. Dorothy
Chaney, Bernice Lumsden, Evelyn
Hudson, Bertha Pollock, Margaret
Wardell. Daisy Stapley, Edna Lum
burg, . Ruth Johnson Katherine
Hackstedt, Eiline Fulton. Erlamond
DeLaney. Verna DeVoe, March
Bruhn, Laura Bruhn, Neva Jenks,
Ethel Yerbury, Marie Auwater.
Miss Cleland, chaperon; Franklin
Searle and Wilmer Cox, soloists; Gil
bert Kolls, John Morrison, Cyrus
Rinck, Julius Hellpenstell. Harry Da
vis, Carl Seeburger, Byron Lerch,
Albert Mauzy, George Baird. Glen
Fry, Carl Behrens, Leland uempsey,
Fred Hellpenstell, William Rinck,
William Hansgen, George Roth. Ar
do Gaetjer. Clifford E. Meyers, Carl
Hellpenstell, Burtis Wilson, Charles
Goff. Bliss Rinck, Vance Ferguson,
Frank Bladel, Arthur Schuck.
Mrs. C. L. Lutes, chaperon; Misses
May Harris, Irene Lidders, Julia Mar
shall, Helen Hazard, Beulah Harris,
Dorothy Horn, Goldie Eklund, Helen
Parker, Ruth South, Martha Schu
bert, Gertrude Bergsten, Julia John
son, Marion Dauber, Mildred Wiley,
Florence McConochie, Thelma Hen
ry, Evelyn Eckhart. Mildred Hudson,
Ruth Wiley, Gertrude Turner, Evelyn
Stamm, Zola McDonald. Annie Gil
lespie, Marguerite Anderson, Ruth
Mrs. R. Bollman, chaperon
Alice Quinlan. soloist; Misses
Mauzy. Grace E. Anderson,
fiause. Cora Swisher, Marian
bard. Pearle Trice, Certrude Strand,
Hazel Mauzy, Dorothy Stevens. Ruth
Andrews, Jesse Cassidy. Jessie Booth,
Jean Fowler, Georgia King, Jessie
Siniser, Nina Bollman'.
Mrs. M. C. Rice, chaperon; Miss
Irene Woodyatt, gypsy queen; Misses
Eleanor Tremann, Elizabeth Wylie.
Florence McCandless, Marie Zwicker.
Vera Buffum, Gladys McNamara. Ma
rie Tremann, Alice Carse; Edwin Mc
lntyre, Arno Tremann, Walter
Young, Kenneth Welch, Vincent
Goldberg, George Fryslnger, Sidney
Steenburgh, Ben Mitchem.
Mrs. W. H. Marshal), chaperon:
Mrs. A. A. Ellison. soloist; ' Miss
Chamberlin, Miss Potter, Miss Volk,
Delphia Dooley, Miss Rogers, Miss
Schmidt. Miss Lockhart. Hazel Doo
ley, Miss Carl, Miss Don, Miss Gar
rison, Miss Bennett.
Mrs. R. Bollman. chaperon: Misses
Mary Graves. Georgiana Brinkerhoff,
May Wilhite. Elizabeth Bryan, Emma
Seeberger. Marie Smith, Edith Kirkby,
Helen Hedberg. Helen Johnson, Mary
Thompson. Florence Bladel, Ellen
'mompson, Lanette Thomas, Ruth
Nelson. Anna S'mock, Clara Lempfert.
Bernice Holdorf, Florence llemeyer,
Florence Kerler, Alpha Hartmann.
Mrs. A. H. McCandless, chaperon;
Misses Julia Crawford, Gertrude
Schmidt, Marie Tremann, Alice Carse.
Florence McCombs, Eleanor Cleave
land. Eleanor Tremann, Grace Bla
del, Gladys McNamara. Katharine
Heimbeck, Mablo Holcomb, Elizabeth
Wylie. Madge Stewart, Vera Buffum.
Cora Liedtke, Florence McCandless.
Mrs. M. L. Henderson, chaperon;
Miss Irene Woodyatt, soloist; Misses
Mabel Payne. Anna Montgomery,
Alice Quinlan. Margo Kohn, Irma
Kohn, Jennie Collins. May O'Connor,
Steena Volk, Mrs. Wynes. Mrs. Sau
Homer Hinkley, soloist: Albert
Swann. Irving Wright, Arthur Rusk,
H. C. Fulmer. E. E. Nichas. Arthur
Jonassen, Lyman Weld, Hugh Curry.
Mrs. G. C. Blakslee, chaperon; Mrs.
Gertrude Appelquist, captain of the
guards; Mrs. Bassett. Mrs. Hinkley,
Mrs. King, Mrs. Fayette Skinner, Mrs.
Hawkes. Misses Gertrude Briggs, Lois
Hubbard. Ethel Wilson, Helen Piatt,
Bessie Lockhart, Hazel Dooley, Mar
guerite Potter. Nina Mungor, Edna
Carl, Mary Rogercon, Delphia Dooley.
Specialty Number Durlnfc the Week.
"Le Petite Minuette" Miss Eunice
"Indian Song" Ruth South and
"Jane from Maine" Miss Delphia
"Just You and I" Mrs. A. A. El
lison. "The Cachuca" Miss Irma Kohn.
"A Gypsy Maiden I" Mrs. Ger
trude Carse Applequist.
Classic dance Miss Dorothy Simp
son. "Two Little Indians" Ruby and
The instrumental music was under
the diretion of Miss Glyn, with the Illi
nois theatre orchestra. Y. M. C. A.
pennants adorned either side of the
stage, while across the top was the In
scription: "Y. M. C. A. Spirit, Mind,
To be Repeated Tonight.
Tonight the performance in general
will be the same, except that the
"Flowers and Bees" will take the
place of the "Fairies," and Company A
will be substituted for the veterans in
the camp scene. Ruth and Daisy
Stapley will give their Indian sons.
Miss Holcomb of Davenport will sing
"The Moon, the Coon and the Little
"Parada" will also bo given Thurs
day nlcht and Friday nicht.
M'. fclvy LLw Q
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Opposite Illinois Theatre.
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Rock Island, III.
Second ovrnnr nnri SlxP"nI Mreet.
March 5 "The House of a Thousand
CnmlteM, mntince nnd nlht.
March 7 John K. Vounpt In "The
Girl and the Money."
March 8 Otla Skinner In "Vonr Hum
March 4 Lillian Itiine!l In "The Flrnt
March 6 and 7 i"Tlie Traveling Sales
man." TIIE FAMILY.
Second avenue, between Nineteenth
and Twentieth atreeta. Vaudeville at 3,
8 and 0:15 p. m.
"THE LID LIFTERS."
Sunday night's attraction at the Illi
nois is "The Lid Lifters," a burlesque
ABOUNDS WITH INTEREST.
The story cf the haunted "Housa of i
a Thousand Candles" abounds with in
terest. Although the plot . revolves
around its principal characters, yet the
mysterious house is always foremost.
The audience never loses sight of the
fact that there is something unknowa
ble about its rooms, that in its walis
lie the deepest mysteries, and that
some unforeseen phenomenon will
mark the great climas of the play.
This is, in fact, what does happen.
Just as the house is being attacked
by a mob, when an immense fortune
is about to be lost, there Is a tremen
dous crash, a bolt of lightning smashes
a panel of the room and fn a blinding
glare the spirit of the person of Glen
arm appears. This powerful situation
brings to a close one of the most in
tense' acts seen on the stage in recent
years. "The House of a Thousand
Candles" will be presented with its
complete accessories at the Illinois
Saturday, matinee and evening.
ClLLIAN THROWN OVER.
The fact that UHUm Russell will he
at the Grand opera house, Davenport, i
f r -
Friday, to help add to the quality of
the theatrical season's cheer in a
local sense, is the excus? for an anec
dote that has escaped the general pub
lic, as the press agent says. It con
cerns a recent first night in New York
with the lovely Lillian as the star.
The play had been pushed along to
success. The final curtain shut out a
scene of mimic triumph and that gen
eral getting together which Is the joy
ful part of our drama. The audience
filed out chatting and laughing and
everybody seemed rontentcd save the
Inevitable exception. This latter not?
was supplied by a couple that had at
tracted the attention of keeu loungers
who were listening to the comments
to see how the piece had gone. The
man was tall and rather distinguished
in appearance. She was, just to put
it mildly, a plain, unobtrusive little
person you would never have noticed
a second time. But she hung upon hio
arm and gazed up at him in that far
away manner that speaks so eloqinnt
ly in the pantomime of affection. They
evidently had enjoyed the play and
they were especially impressed by the
ever glorious Russell. In fact they
halted before a full length portrait of
that celebrity that adorned the lobby
and then she tcok a tlgher hild of her
escort's arm and evidently recalling
a confidence she sighed contentedly,
and devouring him ith a loyk, she
said: "And, George, dear. Just to thln't
you gave her up for me.'' All of which
shows that George was there with the
joy stuff himself.
Plow In the back. An overcoat
is a necessary nulsanre and the ten
dency to take it off on warmish days
in late autumn and winter is as
strong as it is unwise. A treacher
ous wind hits you in the back and
the next morning you have lumbago.
Uub well and often with I'erry Davis
Painkiller and you will be asionlsh'
ed to find how quickly all soreness
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