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THE nOCK ISIiAND ABGITS, SATURDAY. APIUL 2, 1910.
FOR OLD TORS
'The Late Lamented Month of
March Will Ilave Them All .,
DATA TO CONJURE WITH
lfa.t the Rand for Hitrh Averaee and
Maximum Temperature and
Several Other Things.
We will all be Interested In seeing
just what kind of a month March
was as compared with other Marches.
Data compiled by Observer J. M.
Sherier of the local weather station
show that it has broken the record
In several respects. As - previously
stated, it set a mark In the amount
of sunshine and In maximum temper
ature. It also established a record
for 39 years at least, In average tem
perature and for low precipitation it
has been beaten .but once since mei
records here have been kept.
The most remarkable deviation
from normal has been in the temper
ature. The average was 50 degrees,
which would be a pretty fair show
ing for May. This is 14.1 degrees
above the normal in 39 years. The
.only time in that period .that it has
even been approximated was in 1878,
when the average was 48. March's
average has In- different years been
as low as 29, having touched that
point as recently as IS 9 6.
Maximum a Abor Stark.
The maximum. temperature, 84 de
grees, which is 2 above the record,
wa3 reached on the 23d. The min
imum, which is also probably about
the highest ever shown, though the
records do not give light on this
point, was 24 degrees, reached on the
15th. The greatest daily range wab
42 on the 23d and the least was 10
on the 14 th. The accumulated ex
cess temperature since Jan. 1 is now
335, which gives an average of 3.7
per day, something that the law of
compensation suggests we shall have
to pay for later.
The precipitation was .89 Inches,
rain falling on but four days. Never
but once in 39 years has this figure
been approximated . That was in
1885, when but .17 inches fell. The
normal rainfall in March is 2.17
inches, giving a deficiency for last
month of 1.7S and a deficiency since
Jan. 1 of 2.75 Inches.
Errn Wtada Were Stilled.
Cven the March winds were not
working with their nsual vigor, the
average hourly velocity being but
7.4 miles and the maximum being
32 miles, recorded on the 6th. The
prevailing winds were from the
There was not one cloudy day, 26
being clear and 5 partly cloudy. The
mean atmospheric pressure was
30.00. There was no hail and no
sleet and but two thunder storms.
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ELSIE JANIS COMING.
Miss Elsie Janls will visit Davenport
for the first time in her career Tues
day, April 12. Supported by her little
army of college boys and girls, she
will appear in "The Fair Co-ed." This
13 the piece by George Ade and GuM
tav Luders, in which the clever young
girl has been playing for the past two
Miss Janls is recognized as the
youngest star on the American stage.
Her career has been rather remark
able, for at the age of 21 she finds her
self at the top of her profession and
at the head of a company numbering
90. She has been on the stage ever
since she was 10. Born in Columbus,
Ohio, she' showed remarkable aptitude
as a mimic when a child. She could
imitate everybody and everything.
Once at a school entertainment in Co
lumbus she "imitated" several well
known actors. There happened to be
In the audience William McKlnley, who
was destined later to be president of
the United States. After the enter
tainment Mr. McKinley advised the
girl's mother to place her on the stage.
It was not long after this that "Little
Elsie began to make a name for her
self in vaudeville. Two days before
she was 17 she effected an entrance
into New York, after having been bar
red for several years by the Gerry
society, on account of her age. Her
"Imitations" made her fame In a night
at Hammerstem's Theatre of Varieties.
The next summer Little Elsie, then be
come Elsie Janls, was & big feature at
the New York theatre roof garden.
Soon after that the vaudeville war
broke out, and Miss Janls was paid
$3,000 a week for 10 weeks by one of
the warring factions. Charles Dilling
ham then engaged her as the star of
"The Vanderbllt Cup," and after that
she appeared in "The Hoyden" and
"The Fair Co-Ed." So, at the age of
21. she finds herself with a fine es
tate at Columbus, Ohio, all earned by
her own efforts, and the possessor of
an Income which rivals that of the
president of the United States.
It is gratifying to know that Mr.
Dillingham, Miss Janls' manager, is
not sending out to the west any "sec
ond" or half-sized company. As a mat
ter of fact, Miss Janls will have just
as large a company in Davenport as
she had in New York and Chicago, and
she will have, with one or two excep
tions, the same principals that sur
rounded her all of last season when
she played only long engagements in
the biggest cities.
Miss Janls is to have a new play by
George Ade next season. It was Mr.
Ade who fitted her with "The Fair Co
Ed," her present piece. She will close
her season in "The Fair Co-Ed" in
Detroit May 16. Immediately there
after she sails for England to confer
with Henry Blossom and Leslie Stuart,
who are putting "The Slim Princess"
In musical comedy shape. This Is the
story by George Ade that is to form
the basis of Miss Janls next play
After having spent about two or three
weeks in London, Miss Janls will re
turn to America. She will start re-
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Distinguished Actor WOl Present His New Tlajr, "Her Hns
baawr Wife," at U10 nilnol on the 14th.
bearsals early in July, and on Aug. 2
will open in "Toe Slim Princess" at
the Studebaker theatre, Chicago.
NEW PLAY FOR CARLE.
Richard Carle, who opened the Grand
opera house, Davenport, last October,
with his musical comedy, "Mary
Lamb," closed his season two weeks
ago in Buffalo, N. Y. He is now re
hearsing: a new musical play, "The
Echo," which is to open in about two
weeks in Detroit. This piece is by
two students of the University of New
York, William LeBaron and Deems
Taylor. After a preliminary season it
is to go into the Studebaker theatre,
Chicago, April 25, for a summer run.
Mr. Carle is now under the manage
ment of Charles Dillingham, who also
manages Elsie Janls, Montgomery and
Stone and Pritzi Scheff. He will be
the star of "The Echo," being support
ed by Nellie McCoy. Eva Fallon. Annie
Yeamans, Flossie Hope, Angle Weimar,
John Ford, Douglas Stevenson, Joseph
Herbert, Jr..and a big chorus. Mr.
Carle is rehearsing the company in
New York, while William Rock is ar
ranging the dances.
NEXT WEEK AT HOPP.
The bill at the Hopp theatre for the
week commencing- Monday promises
to be the besC balanced one that has
at yet played there. It Is headed by
the great AlMni, a magician and ilia
sionist whose wonder workings place
him on a per with Keller and Herman.
The Musical Stipps, who are artists
on the xylophone, ' supply straight
music for the bill, and Bessie Allen,
a soubrette, and Florence Arnold, a
singing comedienne, furnish the rest
of the music. The comedy is taken
car of by Mr. and" Mrs. Arthur Wil
bur, who present a sketch, and by the
Denrock brothers, who are comedy
acrobats. These latter two, by the
way, are not brothers, but are boys
from Rock Island and Moline, both of
whom are weir known here.
AT MAJESTIC, CHICAGO.
For the week of April 4 the Majestic
theatre, Chicago, will hav one of the
smartest genuine specialty "bills it has
presented this season. Yerke & Ad
ams, mho were recently starring in a
production of their own, have been
secured for this single week. Billy
Van, another name to conjure with,
and the Ilrely Beaumont sisters, will
offer a one act musical ' comedy en
titled "Props' by Herbert Hall- Win-
Lalow. Th Willie Pan tzar troupe, who
call themselves aero pantomimic ar
tists; Mad am a Bianci & Co., a new
comer, whose first American tour this
Is, will offer a remarkable dancing ex
hibition, assisted by Mile. Del Carras,
who is another artist of distinction.
Harlan Knight & Co. promise a rural
comedy sketch entitled "The Chalk
Line," while the Doherty 6istefs, Just
returned from a tour of Europe, will
be seen in a number of new dances.
The Boys in Blue, a military company,
whose drill has never been excelled,
will also be members of this great
aggregation, which further inoludes
Panlta, the great European flutist,
and a number of other diverting
sketches and specialties.
Forty people already have entered
for the fiddlers', dancers' and musl
dans' contest at the Illinois theatre
next Tuesday evening. There will be
prizes for the winners. Anyone may
enter by applying to the manager of
the contest at the theatre. It gives
promise of being one of the 'most
unique entertainments seen here in
many months. Election returns will
be read from the stage during the
progress of the performance.
SERVANT IN THE HOUSE.
One of the chief reasons why
Charles Rann Kennedy's famous play,
"The Servant in the House," which
comes to the Illinois April 10, hts
proved such a popular as well as ar
tistic success is that the author has
not hesitated to employ comedy In
liberal quantities in the development
of his beautiful story. Commenting
on this fact. Harper's Weekly says:
"The marvel too is that Mr. Kennedy's
play Is not solemn at all, except in
aftermath. Laughter leaps In It, and
the mind kindles to Its delight The
author seems to have joined hands
with humor, satire and Irony, and to
have caught the flying glance of the
comic spf-tt which George Meredith
says ia abiding, overhead and loooking
down upon ua with a contemplation
humanely malign. It is easy to pic
ture the author of The Servant in the
House' looking' upon an audience at
his own play seeing' it smile or weep
or laugh In the wrong place, or pre
tend in vanity to understand, in his
own vision meanwhile, what Meredith
calls the 'sunny malice of a faun.' All
this1 ia different from the recent pes
simistic reading of life which Ibsen,
for example, has made familiar. The
Master-Builder dreamed of building
homes with high towers on them, and I
the end was human fragments; Mary
dreamed of finding a father who
should be brave and beautiful and
good, and the end was a human being
in the lUceness of his God. Perhaps
we are beginning to have done with
destruction. Nobody, least of all the
author, pulled down the vicar's house
to repair that drain. "The Servant in
the House' assumes the responsibility
for the assertion that if you only wish
very, very hard and help to spin the
fairy tale everything comes true
Only a few may believe it, but a work
like this has at least made belief
Harry B. McCarthy made his Ameri
can debut at Burton's Chambers Street
theatre, in 1854. He was born in Eng
land in 1834 and came to America in
1849. A favorite in the south, he
joined his fortunes with that of the
cause of the confederacy, and lent both
his voice and pen to its aid. He was
the author of the famous war song.
"The Bonnie Blue Flag."
The firat revival In America of the
classic tragedy, "Antigone," was given
at Palmo's pera house. New York,
1847, by George Vandenhoff and" his
Ada Isaacs Menken made her debut
on the stage in 1858 at th Varieties
theatre, New Orleans, La., as Bianca
In "Fazio." Her greatest fame rests
with her performances of Mazeppa,
LShe made her debut in this piece at
the old Green Street theatre. Albany.
N. Y., June 711861. She also appeared
In this play in London, at Astley's the
atre, on Oct. 3, 1864, and so great was
her success that she was compelled to
play twice a'day. She made her debut
in Paris in the same play, Dec. 30,
1866, and achieved a veritable tri
umph. The first eight nights' receipts
were 346,000 francs. Her real name
was Adelaide McCord.
The first production in America of a
dramatic version of Harriet Beecher
Stowe's novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin,"
occurred Aug. 23, 1852. Its author
was Charles Western Taylor, and It
ran only 11 nights. . George L. Aiken's
version was first acted at the Museum,
Troy, N. Y., Sept 27, 1852. It ran 100
nights, and was then taken to Albany,
N. Y. In November, 1852, a veraioo
called "Slave Life," by Mark Lemon
and Tom Taylor, was acted' at the
Adelphl theatre, London, England. H.
J. Conway's version was produced for
the first time at the Museum, Boston 1
Mass., Novr 15, 1852, and was entitled
"Uncle Tom's Cabin, or Life Amon;
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New York, April 2. The next
Fourth of July in New York will be
noiseless. Major Gaynor has decided
that the fire commissioners' order that
no permits for the retail sale of fire
works between June 10 and July 10
be Issued shall stand. This decision
was reached only at the eacrifloe of
personal preference to a sense of.
duty, according to a close friend of the
Friday, April 8.
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