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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1910.
HJLINOIS THEATRE. . " v' ,
Seeond areiu ad Sixteenth street. -Majr
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' THE FAMILY. ' :
Second avenue, between Nineteenth
aad Twentieth atreeta. '.Vandevllle at
3, 8 and 91S p. m. ' " .
THE HOPP. - ' : -Eln-hteeatb
street, between First and
Second avenues. " Vaudeville at 2:30
aad 8 p. m. ?
. : "MERRY WIDOW'S" RETURN.' ;
No matter how great the measure of
their success, it is difficult to get ac
tors of the, first rank to continue in
the game part for more thanone or
two seasons. After once securing a
metropolitan endorsement in an impor
tant role and duplicating their success
on the road, they are anxious to score
in a new Broadway production. Their
success brings many offers for similar
parts in new plays, with the result
that it is often impossible to meet the
demand of western, theatregoers for
New York 1 successes with the casts
seen during the metropolitan engage
ment. This has been overcome by J
Henry W. Savage in the case of "The
Merry "Widow," with the result that
this fascinating operetta will be hero
next Friday evening with practically
the same cast that delighted our music
lovers on its nrst visit last . season,
when we were favored with many of
the original artists, which presented
this charming musical work slmulta
oeously in New York and Chicago dur
ing its first year in America. Mabel
Wilber will be seen again in the name
part.- Of the xnine charming women
who have interpreted the Merry. Wid-
ow title role, Miss Wilber is consider
ed the best exponent of the character.
Miss "Wilber combines .the rare talents
of singing, acting and dancing. Cer
tain women who have played the Mer
ry Widow have possessed one or an
other of these qualities to a marked
degree, but in none has the combina
tion been so splendidly exemplified as
in the person of the beautiful Miss
"Wilber. George Damerel, . than whom
there has been no better Prince Da
nilo, will no doubt repeat his triumph
of last year. Oscar Figman, well, . re-j
membered from his starring tours in
"The Burgomaster" and "The Tender
foot," is' still playing the Marsovian
ambassador in his usual painstaking
and artistic manner. The .chief new
figure in the present company is Har-
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old Blake, considered by many to be
the tenor par excellence' of the light
opera stage.- Mr. Blake, was the De
Jolidon of the Boston company; He is
the only leading man who ever measur
ed up to Lillian Russell's' standard dur
ing the several years when she was
the acknowledged queen of comic op
era. Arthur Wooley identified with
the Savage musical" plays since the
original Castle Square Opera company,
a, dozen years ago,' is the comic "Nish."
Mr; Wooley was the original King
Dodo, and probably has more individ
ual successes to his credit than any
other operatic comedian. . Among musi
cal people great interest has been man
ifested in the light opera debut of Miss
Sophie . Barnard, who, will 6ing- the
role of Natalie. Hitherto Miss Barn
ard has been identified with grand op
era and concert work. . She -last ap
peared in public as one of the soloists
when Madame Nordica made her trans
continental tour, v '.'
'.ON SPRING TOUR.
t Mort 'H. Singer has concluded ar
rangements to send "Miss Nobody
from - Starland," his Princess theatre
musical comedy, on a short spring
tour. This is a sister success to "The
Flirting Princess," the La Salle thea
tre, musical farcel It is completing a
run " of six months in Chicago, vhere
it has played to capacity business. It
starts on its road tour May 8. Mr.
Singer has. spared neither pains nor
money to give "Miss Nobody from
Starland'.' a gorgeous setting and a
notable cast. The scenery and cos
tumes - are pronounced the most pre
tentious ever assembled for a Princess
theatre production. The cast is one of
extreme excellence and contains Wal
ter Jones, Olive Vail, Blanche Deyo,
James C- Marlowe. Ber Baker,. Nellie
Follis, George. F. Moore and Bert Mor
ton.. The chorus maintains the repu
tation of the Singer management for
presenting a bouquet of American
beauties in the big feature number.
The following cities, are included in
the itinerary of "MissNobody from
Starland : " Galesburg, Elgin, Moline,
Clinton, Dubuque, Rock Island, Cedar
Rapids. Waterloo, Davenport, Freepo'rt,
Rockford. Madison, Milwaukee, and
Racine. The most sensational novelty
is a big musical comedy dress rehear
sal scene. ' Before the performance
the stage manager calls a rehearsal.
Stars, stage hands, author, comedians,
chorus girls and boys, and all the bacls
stage characters are shown as in real
life. And such a rehearsal!; It shows
the stage; manager as a czar before
whom everybody bows. The stars
fight for "lines" and Vlaughs," the au
thor protests when his "book" Is "cut,"
. Pneamatic Forks O
the chorus forget their "business," and
the stage hands, fall -down ' on their
"props." But the stage manager is un
daunted, and finally the curtain goes
up on a mock performance.
CAREER OF COLLIER.
Wiliam Collier, whom Charles Froh
man will present at the Grand, Davei,
port, next Tuesday evening, in the
farce, 'A Lucky Star," comes of a dis
tinguished theatrical family. Edmund
Collier, his father, was a tragedian of
note, and William's mother, whose
stage name was Henrietta Engel, was
a well known premier dancer. J. "W.
Collier of Shook' & Cqllier, who had
the Union Square theatre in New
York, was his uncle. His sister, Hele
na Collier, has just returned from the
stage covered with artistic honors. At
an early age the present star was a
call boy in Augustin Daly's famous
company. After leaving Daly, Mr. Col
lier joined David Henderson's Extrav
aganza Opera company; and played for
one . summer in the Chicago opera
house, when he, became one cf John
Russell's comedians and played in
"The City Directory." Then he form
ed a partnership with Charles Reed,
and together they starred in "Hoss and
Hoss," a musical farce, which, was Col
lier's first attempt as a playwright,
and an immensely successful one. At
the end of one year Reed died, and
Collier continued with the piece for
two years more, after which he let it
out on royalty and finally sold it.
It is a singular fact that Collier nev
er took the part of a young man until
six or seven years ago. As an actor,
he reverses the natural order of events
and grows younger as the H ears nas3.
After "Hoss and Hoss," the high spots
In his. career were "The Man from
Mexico." "Mr. Smooth," which? ne
wrote himself; "Little Christopher," a
burlesque; "On the Quiet," which was
written .by Augustus Thomas for Nat
Goodwin, but turned out to be one of
Mr. Collier's greatest successes; an
engagement with Weber and Fields;
"The Dictator," his first venture un
der Frohman's management; "Caught
In the Rain," "The Patriot,': and, to
come right down to the present, "A
He played in Australia a few years
age, and for a year or two prior to
that filled very . successful engage
ments in London. Mr. Collier is a
baseball crank and organized an ac
tors' nine at his summer home on Long
Island. 1 aat team was a remarkable
institution, and under the management
of Mr. Collier, who was pitcher, wo'n
the championship of Long Island for
five consecutive years. Jerbme Sykes
played first base; Joe Coyne, second
base; John Collier, brother of "Wil
liam, left field ; Lionel Barrymore, third
base; Ignacio MartinettI, center field;
Thomas Garrick, brother-in-law of Col
lier, was catcher, and Tom Lewis and
Charles Bigelow filled in wherever
they were required.
PEEPS INTO THE PAST.
Delia Fox made her first appearance
in New York, Feb. 17, 1S90, in "The
King's Fool," at Niblo's Garden, in tie
part of Yvonne.
"Pocahontas," the romantic drama,
by Curtis, was first acted Dec. 28, 1831,
at the Park theatre. New York.
John Sinclair, a famous English
tenor, made his American debut Sept.
24. 1831, as Prince Orlando in "The
Cabinet." His eldest daughter, Kath
erine, married Edwin Forrest.
Charles Kemble made his American
debut at the Park theatre, New York.
Sept. ij, 1832, as Hamlet. On Sept.
18 cf the same, year Fannie Kemble
made her first appearance in America
as Bianca in "Fazio."
"When-, Edwin Forres played his
memorable engagement at the Park
theatre, New York, 1833, beginning
Dec.' 7, he received $500 a night.
"A Fool's Revenge" was produced
for the first time in New York at
Niblo's Garden, March 28. 18G4. with
Edwin Booth' as Bertuccio. In the
same cast on the same night Rose
Eytinge made her first appearance in
the part of Flordelsia.
Dion Bouclcault's drama, "Arrah na
Pogue, or the WickVow Wedding," was
produced for the first time in America
on July 12, 18C5, at Niblo's Garden,
' In 1S48 Spanish money, was accept
ed In preference to our own in pay
ment for theatre tickets in New York.
At the Concert hall in New York P.
T. Barnum opened the season Aug. 8,
1842, with "The Feejee Mermaid."
When "Monte Crlsto" was acted for
the first time in America. Dec. 25, 1848.
it had a run- of 50 nights, Edmund
Dantes being played by J. Lester, Mer
cedes by Mrs. Abbott, Haydee by Fan
nie Walla ck. ' ?
Lady ushers were first introduced in
American theatres try McKee Rankin
at the Third Avenue theatre. New
York. Aue. 30. 1884.
The last nerformance at the historic
Niblo's Garden, New York, was . "My
Aunt Bridget," with George W. Mon
roe as the star, March 23, 1895.
The first American drama written
by an American and produced on the
British stajse was "The Wept of Wish-
ton-Wlsh." from Cooper's famous nov
el, produced at the Drury" Lane thea
tre in 1838. W". B. Bernard was the
Lion Fondles a Child.
In Pittsburg a savage lion fondled
the hand that a child thrust into its
cage. - Danger to a child is sometimes
great when' least regarded. . Often it
comes through colds, croup and
whooping cough. They slay thous
ands that Dr. King's New Discovery
could' have saved. "A few doses
cured our baby of a very bad case
of croup," writes Mrs. George B. Da
vis of Flat Rock. N. C,' "We al
ways give it to him when ; he takes
cold. It's a wonderful medicine for
babies." Best for coughs, colds,"
grip, asthma, hemorrhages, weak
lungs. '60 cents, $1.00. Trial bottle
free. Guaranteed by all druggists.
POST RAISE ON
Will Cost More to Ship Imple
ments to St. Paul Points
- After June 1.
ADVANCE TO 50 PER CENT
Tri-City Manufactories Will Be Af .
fected- Claim Companies Have " ,
Been Losing Money. -
, There have been posted in local
freight offices notices of changes In
freight rates which become effective
May 15, June" 1 and June 4.
The change effective May 15 is for
carload lots of live stock shipped from
points east of the Mississippi river to
points in Missouri and the Missouri
river valjey. Changes-effective June
1 are on various commodities shipped
from local points in the . states of
Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kansas,
Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Mon
tana, South Dakota, Iowa and Mis
souri. Means Gearral Increase.
Notices of these changes is made fol
lowing the recent action of western
trunk lines in filing with the Interstate
commerce commission a statement of
the proposed rate change. In nearly
every instance the change is skyward.
All tri-city Industries will be affected;
in that it is the Intention to increase
tariffs on practically every commodity,
consigned to territory bounded by the
Mississippi and Missouri rivers, 12 to
50 per cent. ' . ' ' "
There is a general . advance in
freight rates on Implements shipped
from here to Minnesota and Wiscon
sin territory. One of the. principal
items affecting local stations is an ad
vance from 17 to 20 cents per hundred
pounds on implements shipped from
local factories to St. Paul and -points
beyond in carload lots. . ,
.It is reported that the live stock
rates from Mississippi river points to
Chicago will 'be raised in a fe days
to offset the advance in the price of
dressed beef. ,
. . Not . Making- Money f
The supposition is that the railroads
have been losing .money as a result of
rates now in vogue. There is little
possibility that the interstate com
merce commission will take a stand
against the increase In rates and an
nul them, as, according to one railroad
"There Is no law, so far as I know,
which gives them the power to annul.
It is only required that the "railroads
file their new rates with, the commis
sion 30 days prjor to the time of their
AT CLUB FAREWELL
Final Entertainment at Sixteenth
Street. Home to Be Given
Rock Island Club members are to
hold a "farewell" at their Sixteenth
street home this evening. The club
house is to be turned over to the new
owners, the Royal Neighbors of Amer
ica, next week. The temporary quar
ters of the club will be on the fourta
floor of the Best building, occupying
the rooms formerly used for the Young
There's . Something Fetching
About a Fluffy Head.
You've noticed, haven't you,
the fetchiness of a fluffy-headed
woman? Just the least touch of
abandon in her hair arrangement
not a disordered,- untidy ap
pearance of the hair, though. Our
.coiffures, with full back-piece,
dressed" in a variety of puffs, are
popular with our patrons. -.Why
not get that fluffy effect by wear
ing one of our exceptionally - be
coming . coiffures? . No matter
what 6hade you want, we have it
and . the . price will suit v you,
too. ,. ' . '.. v.
We have them in the different
weights and lengths.,
Electrical : Massage 50c.
Shampooing, hair dress- "
ing, scalp mstssage, fac
ial massage, chiropody
. (a specialty)..; All kinds
of - hair goodsJ r
Miss Icey Teel
In charge' of beauty shop. Sec
ond floor; For appointments
telephone- 5278 and 278 West, r
Young & McCombs
Co-Operative Store Co.
Kock Island. 111.
& McCombs restaurant This even
ing's event at the Sixteenth street
clubhouse will take the form of a din
ner, smoker and high class vaudeville
entertainment, and billiards, pool and
bowling contests. A table d'hote din
ner will be served from 6 to 8 o'clock.
Between 8 and 10 there will be various
contests. In which prizes will be of
fered the winners. Beginning at 10
the vaudeville program will commence.
The feature will be the Quaker City
quartet, appearing during the week at
the American theatre, Davenport, and
reported to be one of the finest acts
of its kind ever visiting the tri-cities.
The four men comprising the. quartet,
aside from- having excellent singing
voices, giving a- variety of numbers
from' the comic to the classics, have
one in their organization who is a co
median of the first class, and he will
Intersperse the quartet selections .with
some of the imitations that have been
winning him favor with American
audiences during the ' week. There
will also be acts from the Family the
atres in this city, and in Davenport.
It is aimed to give a vaudeville bill
of an hour and a half. Throughout
the evening concert numbers will be
furnished by an orchestra.
AT THEY. M.C. A.
The Y. M. C. A. boys are to have
a special meeting tomorrow after
noon. This Sunday has been set-apart
as "Mothers' Day," and the boys will
observe it appropriately. Mrs. C. R.
McCandless of Davenport has been
secured to speak and she win glve an
address on the subject ."The Knights
of the Holy . Grail-'.' . . A .musical pro
gram of unusual, interest has been
prepared, including, a solo by W. E.
Caulpetzer, .and special instrumental
music. . The boys in charge of the
B. G. M. are making an effort to give
the best - and most, attractive pro
grams .this summer that they have
ever had. and there is no doubt that
the Sunday afternoons at the Y. M.
C A. will a'ttract many boys.
On the following Sunday, May 15,
the program includes a short talk by
Leo Stevens on Halley's comet, which
will then be approaching its nearest
to the earth, and Secretary Smedley
and Waldo Schoessel are to give an
electrical parable, entitled "Every
Man a Motor:": '
FOR A TRI-CITY PICNIC
Odd Fellows to Have Annual Outing
at Campbell's Island.
-,July 14 is announced as the date of
the seventh annual outing under the
auspices of. the Tri-City Odd Fellows'
Picnic association. It will be held at
Campbell's island.. Committees have
been named to make the arrangements.
There will be a program of sports in
the afternoon, including a baseball
game and various contests for the
men, women and children.
The encampment degrees were con
ferred upon a class of 22 at the boos
ter meeting of district 8 held here last
Saturday evening under the auspices
of Rock Island. encampment 12. . The
patriarchal .degree, was conferred by
Moline, the golden rule by Davenport,
and the royal purple by Rock Island.
D. ,C. Stocking, .Chicago, grand patri
arch) and A.lG. McCutchoon, Prince
ton, grand representative, were pres
ent, and took part in the ceremonies
The members of Rock Island en
campment enjoyed a social hour at the
hall Jast evening following work in
the various degrees. .
TRAPS PIRATE SLAYERS
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Dutch ; Cruiser - Aids in Attack on
Moros-'Who' Killed Invaders.
Manila, May 7. Moro pirates have
attacked a settlement in the Celebes
and killed a number of traders and j
natives. ' The pirates are now sur-l
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and Ellen Mortimer in
rounded at Manuk, on the island of
Manka. A Dutch cruiser is assisting
in the attack upon them and rein
forcements have been dispatched
NO REASON FOR IT.
When Rock Island Citizens Show the
Certain Way Out. : .
There can be no just reason why
any reader of this will continue to
suffer the tortures of an aching back,
the annoyance of urinary disorders,
the dangers of diabetes of any kidney
ills when relief is so near at hand
and the mo6t positive proof given
that they can be cured. Read what
a Rock Island citizen says: .
Mrs. Charles Weiss, 821 Fourth
avenue. Rock Island, 111, ' says: " "I
was troubled by kidney complaint for
some time and there were severe
pains across the small of my ' back
that made it very difficult for me to
bend over or do any lifting. I was
often dizzy and had headaches, in
fact every sympton of kidney com
plaint was present. A member of
my family had been cured of this
trouble by Doan's Kidney Pills and
I was' thus led to get a box at the
Harper House pharmacy. After tak
ing a few doses I was relieved and
from that time on I improved stead
ily. until every sympton of my trouble
had disappeared. Doan's Kidney
Pills cured me and therefore I feel
that I owe my endorsement."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn company, Buf
falo, N. Y., sole agents for the United
Remember the name Doan's
and take no other.
Don't Miss Seeing This 1 ." Show
for lO Cents. None Better
Ever Seen Here.
Greatest Musical Act In Vaudeville
5 OTHER BIG ACTS 5
COMING MOMA Y
FOUR LIMC0LNS FOUR
Singing and Musical Act. .
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take mucn of your time and tKexKances
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and repayment is net burdensome in any
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Phone Went B14. Xew 0311.
- Room 403 Best BuUdinff
"A Lucky Star','
Tuesday Evening, May 10
Charles Frohman Presents
A Lucky Star
A' Comedy in Three Acta by'Anne
- .Crawford Flexner. .. , .
Prices ."SOc, 75c, $1.00, $1.30.
Hox Keats $2.00.
- Advance Sale Saturday 9 a. m.
JI. W. FULTON, Mgr.
No, we don't reserve eatx. . This U
the house of EQUALITY, wbrre the
man with a million must accept the
same conditions as you who have but
- Cliange of program Monday and
ANY SEAT 10 CENTS.
Performances 3, 8, 9:15.
Wennerberg Male Chorus
Professor I. Johnson, Director
Miss Ira C. Pcarce, Reader,
. Mis Ethyl Wade, Violinist.
.Don't fail to hear the College Glea
club in their annual home concert.
The boys sing better than ever.
Friday Evening, May 6
- 8 p. p.
Seats reserved at College pharmacy.
Phone, Old W 556, New 5149.
-ortrv? occasional lack
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nno tkmrtirxa at Times.
"(over Youii & McCombs).