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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS TUESDAY. : APRIL 12. 1010.
ONE OF THE SCENES IN "ISHMAEL"
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Snoot avenue sad Sixteenth atreet.
April 13 "Tke Jockcr u4 tb Mala.
April 14 HU7 BUUer In "Her Ha-
April 15 "IihmaeL"
April 17 Ajrthnr Donaldson in Tie
Xantnaa, matin e and night.
April SI "Wildfire," matinee ul
April 34 Tie Flirting- Prtaeaa,"
matinee aad alsht.
April 36 -The Lid Li ft era."
April 12 Elate Janis la The Fair
Second Tc, between Nineteenth
aad Twentieth, streets. Vaadevtlle at
S, 8 aad SilS. p. m.
Blsateenth atreet, between First and
Seconds arenaes. Vaaderllle at 2i30
aad 8 p. nr. .
OF HOYTIAN TYPE.
The first really . high -class rib-tlclc-l!ng
musical farce of merit since the
palmy days of the famous Hoytian
efforts is Allan K. Foster's "The Jock
ey and the Maid," 'which makes Its
first appearance at Illinois theatre to
morrow evening. "The Jockey and
the Maid" does not tell any story; It
simply tells a continuation of happen
ings in which the situations are one
of mirth provoking sequence, injected
into this with rhyme and reason are
a dozen and a half of the classiest
musical numbers ever given the Amer
ican public. The cast includes Allan
K. Foster, Albert Denier, Charles Mo
Graw, C. H. Mlddleberger, Grace Sloan
and others, together with a picked
prize beauty chorus of 30, all of which
FIRST PRESENTATION HERE.
Next Friday, matinee and evening,
at the Illinois promises to be a notable
event, the occasion being the first
presentation in this city of "Ishmael,"
the play that is setting the country
talking and is creating a stir in the
atrical circles. 'Ishmael" is a drama
tization by Grace Hayward, -of Mrs.
E. D. EJ. N. Southworth's widely read
stor, "Ishmael." Miss Hayward has
also r drawn -upon Mrs. Southworth's
"Self Raised" for some of the incidents
and scenes of the play, and as a re
sult of the combination of the two
tills clever dramatist has created a
play that bids fair to surpass the won
derful success of her "Graustark" and
"St. Elmo." "Ishmael" is so different
from the nsual run of plays that It
leaves a distinct impression of Its own
upon the mind of the spectators. The
Btory and theme are new. . There is an
abundance of bright dialogue, droll
humor and the pathos and sentiment
of the play are not of the artificial
sort. The stage settings are remark
ably elaborate and many of the scenes
are so well managed as to receive
hearty applause The engagement of
"Ishmael" promises to be a record
breaker. MILLER'S RADICAL DEPARTURE.
"Ber Husband's Wife," the new com
edy hit that Henry Miller and his com
pany, under the direction of Klaw &
Erlanger, will present at the Illinois
Thursday evening, gives Mr. Miller
one of the brightest and most amusing
light comedy roles he has accepted
since he appeared In Oscar Wilde's
"The Importance of Being Earnest."
Mr. Miller has been playing in very
serious dramatic work for five years
When he planned his present spring
tour he determined to offer playgoers
a radical departure from "The Great
Divide" and "The Servant in the
House." His new play has none of
the pathos of "Heartsease" nor the
dramatic ' intensity ' that occasionally
crept into "D'Arcy of the Guards."
It is pure merriment, all smiles, liht
chatter and Joyous laughter. The
story of the play moves briskly on
deliciously funny farcical motifs and
is built on an exceedingly droll Idea.
It might be termed a Joke In three
acts. The people in the story belong
to the fashionable set in Saratoga and
the action of the play begins on Sun
ny afternoon at that popular pleasure
resort. The character created by Mr.
Miller, a westerner with a keen sense
of .humor and proper appreciation for
the absurd complications Into which
he is drawn, is the one person of the
play who is not a fashionable idler.
Mr. Miller, as usual, has gathered an
imposing array of merit in his sup
porting company. The cast Includes
Laura Hope Cross, Grace Ellison,
Mabel Bert. Robert Warwick, Orme
Caldara and Elinor McEwen.'
AT THE HOPP.
Another treat in vaudeville Is of
fered at the Hopp this week. The
Bartik troupe of Russian singers and
dancers open the bill with an odd but
amusing musical number In native
tongue followed by a series of native
dances. Miss Nancy Lee Rice, known
as "The Dancing Harpist," is another
who will cause one to sit up and take
notice and it may also be added that
she is considerably above the average
feminine entertainer. "A Dakota Di
vqrce," a comedy sketch by J. K. Em
mett & Co. is full of fun and at the
same time portrays the tricks of
Jealousy. The sketch tells a pretty
story. Mr. Emmett rendered several
vocal numbers which drew numerous
encores. Charles Hasty, "The Hoosler
Boy," Is the next thing to a scream In
point .of real fun and the show Is
closed with the Malvern troupe of ac
robats. There are five, members of
the troupe and their work is on the
A charge of plagiarism has been di
rected against Joseph Med 111 Patter
son In connection with the authorship
of The Fourth Estate," now running
at the Studebaker theatre, Chicago.
His accuser is Eugene Quirk, a re
porter employed by the Chicago Ex
aminer, who filed yesterday in the
federal circuit court a damage suit
of $50,000 against the playwright.
Mr. Patterson, says Mr. Quirk, used
in nis newspaper play materials which
he himself had wrought into a novel
called "Drifting" five years earlier.
"DrifUng" has for its theme idealism
versus commercialism in the conduct
of a great metropolitan dally, and the
hero of the novel, like the hero of the
play, was a newspaper man who re
fused to be bribed or Intimidated by
advertisers. Mr. Quirk adds that Mr.
Patterson must have been familiar
with the contents of the novel because
he himself had sent the playwright a
copy after its publication and had re
ceived shortly afterward r a letter of
acknowledgement from Mr. Patterson.
Not only so, but Mr. Patterson, he
affirms, assured him that he bad read
the book with great Interest and had
reread it twice afterward. Mr, Pat
terson, on the contrary, denies that
he ever read the novel in question or
that ha ever told Quirk h had done
so. He added that be had not been
formally apprised of the Intention to
file suit. "Beyond the fact that I
never have read the novel and never
told Quirk I bad done so, I don't see
what I ean say," said Air. Patterson,
r ELSIE JANIS TONIGHT.
. With a company of 90 people, headed
by fair Elsie Janis, Charles Dilling
ham's production of the famous three-
act-' musical-comedy, "The Fair Co
E3." story by George Ade, music by
Gustav Luders, will be presented at
the Grand opera house, Davenport this
evening. This is the first appearance
of Miss Janis In the tri-citles and that
she. will receive a generous and en
thusiastic welcome on the part of tri
city theatregoers is an assured fact
The advance seal sale Indicates a ca
It was officially announced yester
day that the Rock Island Is in the
market for approximately $3,000,
000 worth of new equipment and
power, which will be in addition to
orders recently placed and necessi
tating an - expenditure of over 2,
000,000. The present need of the company
is for 2,000 freight cars and 88 loco
motives for delivery this year. These
orders, together with others recently
given, will bring the Rock Island's
equipment and power efficiency into
prominence by comparison. Of the
freight cars to be ordered, 800 will
be box cars, 500 will be automobile
furniture cars and 500 will be stock
cars, all of 80,000 pounds capacity,
while 200 will be ballast cars of
100,000 pounds capacity.
The locomotives to be purchased
are 25 of the Pacific type for passen
ger service and 34 are to be con
solidation freight engines. The pas
senger engines will be equipped with
all the modern improvements. Includ
ing super-beaters, and each will
weigh 228,000 pounds. Of this
weight 150,000 pounds will be on
the drivers. The freight engines
will weigh 208,000 pounds, with
182,000 pounds on the drivers. The
freight cars will all be, of the steel
frame type, which has been adopted
as standard by the Rock Island.
Inflammatory Rheumatism Cured H
Three Days. i
. Morton L Hill, of Lebanon. Ind.,
says: "My wife had Inflammatory
rheumatism to every muscle and Joint;
her suffering was terrible and her body
and face were swollen almost beyond
recognition; had been In bed for six
weeks and had eight physicians, but
received no benefit until she tried Dr.
Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism, it
gave immediate relief and she was
able to walk about In three days. I am
sure.it saved ber life.". Sold by Otto
Grotjan. 1501 Second avenue. Rock
Island; Gust Scblegel & Son, 220 West
Second street, Davenport.
SEE COMET -WITH THE
NAKED EYE? NOT YET
Astronomy CI am at Brooklyn Catches
Glimpse, Hxwerer, TJirough
- ' Lease.
New. York, April 12. The class in
astronomy of the Brooklyn Institute
of Arts and Sciences searched the sky
early today for traces of , Halley's
comet. The first glimpse of the vis
itor was caught at 4:20 a. m. and the
comet remained visible about 20 min
utes after, that time. It will be sev
eral days before the comet can be
seen with the naked eye.
8een at Lake Geneva.
Chicago, April 12. Halley's comet
was observed half an hour through
the 12-inch telescope at Terkes ob
servatory at Lake Geneva, Wis., early
r., . a. I
The Demon or the Air
is the germ of grip, that, breathed
in, brings suffering to thousands. Its
after effects are weakness, nervous
ness, lack of appetite, energy and
ambition, with disordered liver and
kidneys. The greatest need then is
Electric Bitters, the splendid tonic,
blood purifier and regulator of stom
ach, liver and kidneys. Thousands
have proved that they wonderfully
strengthen the nerves, build up the
system and restore health and good
spirits after an attack of grip. If
suffering, try them. Only 50 cents.
Perfect satisfaction guaranteed by
Friday, April 15 .
An Extraordinary Offering
Mrs. B. D. E. N. Southworth's Stir
AND SELF RAISED
By Grace Hayward
Dramatist of "Graustark" and "St.
Greatest Book Play of the Decade.
Nothing quite so interesting or
unique has been produced in years.
The story of a man's rise from
deepest obscurity to enduring fame.
"Our national novel." Theodore
Prices 25c, 50c, 75c. $1.00
Matinee Any Seat 25c
What a Woman Will Not Do.
There la nothing- a woman would not
do to reraln her lost beauty. She ought
to ba fully a zealous In preserving; her
ood looks. The herb drink called
ana's Family Medicine or Lane's Tea
is the most efficient aid In preserving
a beautiful skin, and will do more than
anything; else to restore the roses to
faded cheeks. At ail drugg-ieta' and
dealers', 25 cents.
Wednesday, April 13. ;.j
Allen K. Foster's Newest Novelty
The Jockey and the Maid .
A " Musical Novelty in Two Gallops
A Capsule Condensation of Fun,
Frolic and Music.
A Picked Prize Beauty Dancing Chor
us. All Girls,
rrices 25c 50c, 75c and $1.00-" '
Phone W 224.
alCTIOM CnAJ1BCBL4M.llll.DTa Cent. AM)
Only Time In Trt-CHties.
Thursday, " April 14
Klaw & Erlanger Present '
In a New Comedy Entitled
"HER HUSBAND'S WIPE":
By A. E. Thomas
Prices 50c, 75c, 91.00, 91.50. Box 2.
' Seat Sale Tuesday Morning.
Phone West 224.
IM "Mill IIIB1 ' m
Tuesday Evening, April 12
First Appearance in Tri-Cities.
In Charles Dillingham's Production
of the Three Act Musical Comedy
tu. r-: n r-it
i lie ran ou-tu
Story by George Ade. Music by Gus
90 People. Famous College Chorus.
Prices 50c, 75c, $1.00, S1.50, $3.00
Advance Sale Saturday, April 9.
A Place for Ladlea and Children,
Nothing Objectionable. . i
Vaudeville Like You See In All Large
ltest Show of the Reason.
Our Prices Are
10c and 20c
Ladies' wash belts with detachable buckles in patterns of lavender,
pink, blue, etc., specially priced 19c
LADIES' HAND BAGS,
Three different styles in ladies' hand bags with double strap, popular
6lze3 in both black and tan, 98c value . .'. 58c
Children's Spring Coats
A complete line of children's
spring coats, made in flannel
and white checked novelty
goods In ned, blue and tan.
regular $2.00 coats for $1.39
Our stock of $2.50 coats on
sale, sizes 2 to 6 ... $1.98
For Wednesday special, we
will place on sale all odd cur
tains and odd pairs at one
third off the marked price.
This includes the latest styles
and patterns in all the well
A. Store For the People and Bythe People
Q 0 2ri
3 23 UL
Co - Operative Store Company
Common Stock $100,000.
Preferred Stock $100,000
Preferred Stock pays 7 Dividends and entitles the holder
to 5 Rebate on all purchases, payable June lO and Dec. lO
LACES AND EMBROIDERIES.
Embroidery edgings and insertions, values up to 20c on sale to
Val lace edging and insertions, a broken lot of extraordinary values,,
per yard . 3C.
LADIES' RIBBED VESTS
Low neck and sleeveless taped-neck and arm ,
Ladles' knit umbrella pants, lace trimmed, size 4, 5 and 6 ..,
"Children's Muslin Gowns
Tucked and embroidered chil
dren's muslin gowns, sizes
from 1 to 5,
EOc value 29c
BOYS' WASH SUITS
Gingham, chambray and linen,
boys' wash suits in blue, tan,
etc.. sizes 2 to 6,
up from ... .. 60c
Girls' Bloomer Dresses
A complete outfit in one gar
ment. Made of ginghams and
chambray. These garments
consist of waist, bloomerettes,
and kilt skirts, all colors, sizes
2 to 6, up from $1.00
Girls colored aresses in ging
hams, linen and chambray, in
all colors, sizes 6 to 14,
up from $1.25
45-inch Persian lawn, a very
pretty 6heer fabric suitable -for
walst3 arid dresses regular
price 18, yard 12 l2C
80x30 inches hemstitched pil
low shams, one row of drawn
work, regular price 35c,
28-inch mercerized poplins In
all the popular colors, old rose,
resida. navy, black, lavender,
Copenhagen and champagne,
25c quality, yard 19c
LADIES' SILK GLOVES
.Ladies' silk gloves, the "Niag
ara Maid." These gloves are
made especially for wear .hav
ing heavy double tips. The
glove of style and fashion, all
price 50c, 75c,' $1.00
A complete line or chamoisette
two-clasp gloves, extraordinary
quality for 25c, 50c
We heartily welcome competi
tion in -our dress goods depart
ment. We carry a complete
line of all kinds of suitings.
It will pay you to visit this de
partment before purchasing
your summer suitings. You
will And the best of goods and
the latest and most up-to-date
patterns at popular prices.
44-inch panama, poplin, fancy
and plain serges, in navy blue,
tan, gray, green, etc, .. 89c
42-inch novelty striped serges,
summer weight, the most pop
ular shades $1.00
$2.25 ladles' patent colt bluch
er oxford $1.98
$2.75 ladles' patent ankle
Ladles' patent gun metal
pumps ...... $3.60, $4.00
Ladies short vamp In plain:
lace at $4.00
a) NfW V XXkS V V K-P
And the Exclusive Dresses
Becoming: styles in moderate priced hats.. Every day we
add something bright and new to our large assortment of
trimmed hats. Neapolitan, chips, Tuscans and many novelty,
braids are here in great profusion.
Beautiful trimmed hats with small French flowers snch as
lilac, American beauties, eto also qq St"ft ff
feathers, specially priced. iOC lO 97Vll
Thursday we place lOO summ er hats on sale for this one
day only, formerly worth up to $6.00, OQ
We have a grand selection of untrimmed hats which we offer at rery
reasonable prices. Easily finished at home with a touch of trimming.
Large, medium and small dress shapes made- of leghorn, Ne
fSsresrr."?f. ..$5. $r.5o$io.oo
Great Sale of Tailored Suits
Among them are many styles made to sell at
$20,00, $22.50 and $25.00. "
We have for this--week determined" to clean out
100 suits that will Impress yon at once with the lines
and quality of materials. Little did 'we think that
It was possible to purchase such high quality of mer
chandise, clean and unsurpassed Workmanship to sell
at these low prices. . We have the xnand they go for
.this one day only.
$ 1 5.00
A complete line of men's shirts
all the latest spring patterns,
plain and pleated,
up from $1.00
Men's mercerized lisle hose In
striped and embroidered pat
terns, up from ........ 25o
Good quality grass shears 16c
Grass hoes, all steel blade 25o
Combination garden rake, the
"Lawn Queen" 29c
Spading fork, best quality
The Toledo all steel bose
reels .... ....... $1.25
' Good quality 6-ply garden hose
per foot 12c
60 foot garden bose, best qual
ity, attachments com
Ladles' silk lisle hose,
plete line, all sices.
most popular shades ...
prlco - 2 B 0
Ladies' gauze lisle hose with
embroidered pattern in all col-,
ors, elastic top, price .. 25o
Boys' "Broncho Buster" stock
ing, these stockings are made
especially for rough wear,
price, two for 25o
We carry a complete line of the
best make lawn mowers. All
sizes, constructed for both
heavy and light work at rea
For Wednesday special we of
fer a 12-lnch steel blade, easy
running lawn mower . $2.98
WASHING MACHINES ;
The well known White Lily
washing machine. The labor
saving machine. Being the lo
cal agents for this machine we
offer this special "The White
Lily" at $7.00
Adjustable go-cart, folds and
unfolds with one motion. This
is a go-cart constructed -for
comfort as well as utility.
Finished in black imitation
leather, value $7.50 for $5.50
One yard wide rag carpet, good
heavy chain, dark, non-dirt,
showing color, yard ...'28c
A complete, line of anion in-'
grain carpets, all colors and
good designs, yard .... 37c