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THE ROCK ISUAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 1910.
ELSIE JANIS AND ARTHUR STAMFORD
IN ADE COMEDY, "THE FAIR CO-ED"
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Second avenue and Sixteenth ktreet.
April KWThf Servant In the Hoiur,"
matinee and nlsbt.
April 13 The Jockey and the Maid."
April 14 Henry Miller In 'Her II as
April 13 Ihmael.'
April 17 rf hur Donnldnon In "The
Norseman," matinee and night.
April Si Wildfire," matinee and
April 21 "The Flirting Princens,"
April 26 "The Lid Lifters."
April 12 Elsie Janis In "The Fair
Second avenue, between Nineteenth
and Twentieth streets. Vaudeville at
3, 8 and 9:13. p. m.
Eigrhf eenth street, between First and
Seconds avenues. Vaudeville at 2:30
and 8 p. re.
SUNDAY AT THE ILLINOIS.
During the week that the Henry
Miller Associate Players presented
"The Servant in the House" at the
Tulane theatre, in New Orleans, a
number of clergymen and teachers pe
titioned the board of education to
close the high schools on Wednesday
afternoon so that the pupils might see
the great play. The Henry Miller man
agement made an especial reduction of
prices for the benefit of the students.
The large theatre -was packed from
floor to dome. The members of the
company declare that never before did
they play to such an appreciative au
dience. The original company and
production will be presented at the Il
linois here tomorrow in matinee and
JANIS LIKES "MELLERD RAM
MERS." Elsio Janis, musical comedy star,
when she was 17, famous entertainer
and vaudeville star before that, and
one of America's most promising
young actresses at 20 years of age,
notes chief among her diversions her
love for the lurid melodrama of the
"thriller"' type. Mis3 Janis says:
"On off days when there Is no mat
inee In which I have to work I like
nothing better than to slip off to some
of the cheaper theatres where the
rough-and-ready 'mellerdrammer is
given. Besides the fun, there Is a tre
mendous lot of ground work In human
nature to be got In these piays, crude,
as they are. And you know I have
very great ambitions for myself, ana
I like to go where I can study and ob
serve human nature. I like musical
comedy, of course, but I can't begin to
tell you how many other sorts of
things I want to do. It Is my chief
ambition to become commedlenne In
the very highest sense of that word
and to achieve results without having
the aid of a musical setting to fall
back on. And that means, going right
down Into the secrets of character and
giving them to the people out front.
It isn't an easy task I have set my
self, but I hare plenty of time yet to
do it in, you know."
Miss Janls tells of her debut In a
Sunday school entertainment In Co
lumbus, Ohio, In th.e churci where Mr.
McKinley, then governor of Ohio, at
tended. President McKinley Invited
her to entertain guests at the White
house at a diplomatic dinner, and
after that she went on the vaudeville
stage as an imitator and entertainer.
Miss Janis appears in "The Fair Co
Ed" at the Grand, Davenport, next
ALL GIRL CHORUS.
One of the features of the musical
offering, "The Jockey and the Maid,'
is the fact that the chorus is composed
entirely of girls. This is due to the
fact that the scene is laid in a girls
seminary, and Introduction of the oth
er sex would not be picturesque. There
is a chorus of 30 beautiful women.
This novelty will make its first ap
pearance at the Illinois next Wednes
HENRY MILLER'S COMING.
The announcement that Henry Mil
ler .will be seen In Rock Island next
week in a comedy role will prove ex
ceptionally interesting to playgoers
The actor-manager has never before
offered anything but serious playa in
this city. His new play, "Her Hus
band's Wife," according to critics else
where, is pure humor without the anti
thesis of pathos. It 13 brisk, spark
ling comedy, that moves swftly on
farcical motif. The fact that Mr. Miller
is appearing in comedy this spring,
however, is not at all in the nature of
an innovation for him. One of his
biggest New York successes a number
of years ago was his John Worthing
in Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of
Beine Earnest." His Sir Joseph in
Henry Arthur Jones' "Joseph Entan
gled" followed "Heartsease" and pre
ceded his Sidney Caxton in "The Only
Way." And before he became a star,
his greatest successes were light com
edy roles In the famous Empire thea
tre stock company, of which he was
for years the leading man.
"Her Husband's Wife," according to
one accepted authority, is as "irnr-
sponsible as a summer resort coquette
and as fresh as a breath of spring.'
Its scenes are laid in Saratoga during
the racing season at the Spa, and its
characters, with but one exception,
are drawn from the smart set of that
seaside center of fashion. The excep
tion is a western millionaire (Henry
Miller) who is drawn into a domestic
entanglement that strongly appeals to
his typically Amercan sense of humor.
His niece, a young married woman as
eccentric as she is beautiful, persuades
herself that she is about to die, six
physicians to the contrary notwith
standing, and decides to pick out her
own successor. Her uncle from the
west gravely aids and abets her In her
remarkable schemlngs and soon be
comes the storm center of confusion
worse confounded. Mr. Miller's bril
liant supporting company Includes
Laura Hope Cross, Grace Elirston,
Robert Warwick, Mabel Bert, Orme
Caldara and Elinor McEwen.
LA SALLE HIT HERE.
Mort H. Singer, the Chicago theatri
cal producer, announces that he has
arranged a limited spring tour for
"The JJ'lirting Princess," the sensation
al musical farce which has shattered
all records of the current theatrical
season, in Chicago by an extraordinary
run of 240 performances at the La
Salle theatre. Following the unprece
dented popularity on the road of Mr.
Singer's other recent productions
"The Goddess of Liberty," "The Prince
of Tonight" and "A Stubborn Cinder
ella" the Chicago manager has neen
besieged with requests for the appear
ance of "The Flirting Princess" out-
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to meet these demands Mr. Singer has
arranged to have the original La Salle
theatre company leave Chicago for a
short tour beginning April 17. Follow.
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ing are uie ciuca wuicn win get a
chance to see this big Chicago musical
farce this season, with the dates
Joliet, April 17; Aurora, 18; Elgin. 19
Rockford. 20; Clinton, 21; Galesburg,
22; Davenport. 23; Rock Island, 24;
Moline. 25; Cedai Rapids, 26; Water
loo, 27; Dubuque, 2S; Freeport, 29;
Madison, 30; Milwaukee, May l to 7.
"The Flirting Princess" has a wealth
of music, comedy, telling comic situa
tions ana ruuu. imes, as wen as. a
cast of etars and what Manager Singer
regards as the prettiest and most tal
ented chorus that any La Salle pro
duction ever poBsroeseu. mere is a
score of feature numbers of one sort
and another. Among them are the
original Apache dance, the engaging
dance of the famous Apache of Paris
and the famous Vampire dance, found
ed on the theme ofxthe Burns-Jones
painting and Kipling's poem. The
Chicago company and production in
tact will appear here.
HOPP'S NEW BILL.
There are three especially good acta
billed for the Hopp theatre next week.
J. K. Emmett & Co., well known in
vaudeville, head the list with a com
edy sketch entitled "A Dakota Di
vorce." This act is reported to be a
scream. The Bartik troupe of Rus
sian singers and dancers and the Mal
vern troupe of novelty acrobats are
acts which are considerably out of
the ordinary. Nancy Lee Rice, the
dancing harpist, and Charles Banks,
a character comedian, complete the
bill for the week. The Great Albinl
closes his engagement at the Hopp to
morrow. Last evening he demon
strated how spiritual mediums and
other exponents of the occult sciences
deceive the public. The expose was.
Fanny Davenport was born in Lon
don, England, April 10, ISoO. She
made her debut on the stage at Bur
ton's Chamber Street theatre, Feb. 23,
1S57, in a ballet of little girls, singing
a verse or a star spangiea uanner.
Her next appearance was at the How
ard Athenaeum, Boston, Aug. 12. 1857.
in a burlesque of "Metamora." Her
first appearance in New York in a dra
matic part was on Feb. 14, 1862, at
Niblo's Garden, where she played
Charles I., king of Spain, in "Faint
Heart Ne'er Won Fair Lady."
Charles Burke, the late Joseph Jef
ferson's half-brother, was the original
Caleb Plummer in "Cricket on the
Hearth." It was Burke who gave Jef
ferson "Rip Van Winkle."
The first American woman to 6lng
in Italian opera was Julia Wheatley,
who, on May 15, 1835, at the National
theatre. New York, sang in "Edwardo
In 1874, in New York, Charles R.
Thorne maintained a stock company,
in which Nat C. Goodwin played utili
The polka dance was first introduced
in America by May Taylor and H.
Wells on June 17, 1844, in a sketch
Jan. 1, 1816. "The Taming of the
Shrew" was first produced in New
York at the Broadway circus.
On Nov. 19. 1SID. at the Bowery
theatre, New York, there was present
ed the great London success. "The
Battle of Waterloo," which, according
to a chronicler of the times, was giv
en by introducing 20 horses, 200 su
pers, everything new, and handsome
uniforms, cannon, artillery, and bag
gage wagons and moving magazines,
making an exciting scene. At this
same theatre, on Dec. 4 and 5, "Rich
ard III." was played, in which the ac
tors were mounted on horses.
The "dog" drama was introduced to
Americans on May IS, 1836, at the
Bowery theatre, New York. Barkham
Cony and William Blanchard and their
dogs were seen in "The Forest of
The character of Brother Jonathan
was first introduced In a drama called
'The Forest Rose" or "The American
Farmer." It was produced Oct. 6,
Ole BuIL the famous violinist, made
his American debut on Nov. 25, 1S45.
P. T. Barnum introduced to the pub
lic, In December, 1872, Charles S.
Stratton, the dwarf, afterward known
as "General Tom Thumb." Mr. Strat
ton was a native of Bridgeport, and at
the time Barnum found him he was 5
years of age. Mr. Barnum secured
him for four weeks at a salary of $3
and board for himself and mother. He
was advertised as 11 years of age. At
the end of four weeks he was paid $7
a week. .
WOMAN GYMNAST FALLS.
Peoria, April 9. A thrill of horror
ran through the audience at a local
vaudeville theatre yesterday afternoon
when Henry Potter of the novelty
gymnastic team of Potter and Harris
failed to catch his wife and teammate.
May Harris, on a high trapeze, and
6he plunged head foremost 20 feet to
the stage. She received internal In
juries which may prove fatal. The
audience was composed mostly of
women and children. By a misjtidg
ment Potter failed to catch Miss Har
ris by the feet as she turned through
the air. Potter jumped to the stage
before the curtain could be rung down
and picked up his wife, carrying her
to their dressing room.
OIL IN BUREAU COUNTY?
Standard Making leases anl Will
Prospect for PeToleum.
It Is stated by the I ureau County
Record that the Stantard Oil com
pany has representative in La Salle
county seeking to leas farm proper
ty with a view of prosi 3cting for oil.
One of their representatives. Mr.
Hoag, who has been in the employ of
the company for over 30 years and
was Interested la opening; . the In-
THE VICAR AND THE DRAIN MAN
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"I have great hopes of finding oil
in this district, ir I can obtain leases
on 5,000 acres of land it will warrant
the company In sinking some deep
wells. For this privilege we are will
ing to pay a small fee whether we
find oil or not."
It looks very much as though the
Standard Oil company i3 looking
with considerable favor on Illinois as
an oil field, as representatives of the
company also are at work in the
southern portion of the state.
BURN RACING SHEETS;
NEARLY SUFFOCATE CROWD
Peculiar Incident Attends Haid of a
Poolroom at New York 2M
Men in Place.
New York, April 9. Two hundred
pool room players were nearly suf-
Chicamagua and Chattanooga nation
al park. Colburn is a veteran of the
civil war, having served in a Wlscon
CASHIER GETS SHORT TERM
Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement and
Court Is Lenient.
Glenwood Springs, Col., April 9.
R. Coddington, former cashier of the
Grand Valley state bank, confessed
to embezzlement and was sentenced
to 10 years in the penitentiary on
nine counts. Sentence was suspend
ed in seven counts aud the minimum
sentence, two years, imposed.
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Sunday, April 10, Matinee and Xlglit
Henry Miller Associate Player.
(The Original Company)
In the Most Remarkable Play In th
The Servant in the House
By Charles Rann Kennedy.
Prices Matinee 25c to $1.00.
Night 25c to 81.50.
Phone W 224.
Wednesday, April 13.
Allen K. Foster's Newest Novelty
The Jockey and the Maid
A Musical Novelty, in Two Gallopt
A Capsple Condensation of Fun,
Frolic and Music.
A Picked Prize Beauty Dancing Chor
us. All Girls
prices 25c 50c, 75c and $1.00.
Boxes $1.50. i
Phone W 224.
Tuesday Evening:, April 12
First Appearance In TrI-Cltles.
In Charles Dillingham's Production
of the Three Act Musical Comedy
"The Fair Co-Ed"
Story by George Ade. Music by Gus-
90 People. Famous College Chorus.
Prices 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00
Advance Sale Saturday, April 9.
AL Place for Ladles and Children.
Vaudeville Like You See In All Big
5 OTHER BIG ACTS 5
Sunday a beautiful diamond ring
and five pound box of candy to some
one. Next Monday one of the Strongest
Bill of the Season.
M. S. BANK
Fashionable Ladles Tailor
Spring Styles Ready
Kna i thn tima to ordftr I t'X .
your Spring Suit. Our , fV
garments aro cienni:c- l'.-Lj.
Blly made by experienced 'f$ hy t
men Lailorm. and ws cuar- h.i ;
Batee a perfect fit and
entire satisfaction. Only
the very best workman
ship, fabrics and findings
are used, and oar gar
ments are guaranteed to
retain their shape. Care
ful attention is given to
secure the correct and
proper shades and lines ,
for eacn individual cus
tomer. A trial order will
convince you of our ability
to please yon in every par
ticular. Samples of fab
rics sent FREEonreqnest.
S. BANK, Ladles Tailci
Suite ?26 2 ta 88 Stat St.. CMcaso.
0p. nartltall nU a Ca. CtabM,ft IS3,
Ln DiaUM CMral SS40.
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and oth- : t
the place j p t
focated in a house on City Hall place
by the efforts of the room keepers
to destroy the racing sheets
er evidences of play when th
was raided by the police yesterday
afternoon. As soon as the propriet
ors heard the axes at the doors, they i JJ
threw all the papers into a big sheet i gl
iron can. poured kerosene over the
heap and threw a lighted match into
it. The bonfire emitted volumes of
suffocating smoke. Terrified at the
thought of-being trapped in the fire,
the crowd fought and hammered at
the door. There was a rush of fresh
air when the door was broken down
and the sight of the police uniforms
quieted the panic The proprietors
Lecture on the Class Struggle.
Monday evening, April 11, Freder-
ick G. Strickland of Anderson, In-;";
ner hall. Rock Island, under the aus-j ;J
pices , of the socialist party. This ; f
lecture naa ceen nuveruseu to iukb
place in the old Presbyterian church
on Second iavenue. Owing to bad
condition of building the meeting
has been .changed to Turner hall.
Mr. Strickland 13 a brilliant and
pleasing speaker and those who hear
him will be well repaid for so doing.
Admission 10 cents.
Commissioner of Cihckamagua.
Washington, April 9. V. J. Col-,
burn of Chattanooga, Tenn., was to-
Thursday. April 14.
ONLY TIME IN TKI-CLTES
EClaw & ErSasigeir
In a New Comedy Entitled
BY A. E. THOMAS
Prices: 50c, 75c, SI, S1.50, Box Seats S2
.Scat sale Tuesday morninj. Phone VY. 224
day appointed commissioner of the