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THE ROCK ISUAND ARGUS, MONDAY, MAY 9, 1910.
Secoad ITrnu and Sixteenth street. '
May 18 Hfary w. Savage's "The
May 10 William Collier la "A Lucky
Seeoaad avenue, between Nineteenth
ad Twentieth street a. Vaudeville at
3, 8 and 8tl3 p. m.
Eighteenth street, between First and
Second avenues. Vaudeville at 2x30
nd 8 p. m.
PERFECTION IN PRODUCTION.
Henry W. Savage is noted the coun
try over for the pinklike perfection of
the detail 3 of the performance under
his "direction. No matter how stren
uous the series of "one-nighters," there
is never so much as a dropped stitch in
a stocking, or the least stain on the
hem of a gown when the curtain rises
upon a "Savage show." For instance,
the company presenting "The Merry
Widow," to be seen at the Illinois Fri
day, has been on the road continuous
ly for more thaa a year, yet, it Is
claimed, every costume is as fresh,' as
crisp and a3 charming as when thi3
famous Viennese operetta began its
triumphant career in New York. To
maintain this immaculate quality
means the expenditure of many thous
ands of dollars, the exercise of great
Ingenuity and the utmost care. This
season naturally saw the substitution
of an entirely new sartorial equipment,
a matter Involving a huge sum in
itself and the labor of the whole staff
of one of the most famous costumers
in Paris. But even new gowns made
of the finest silks, satins and velvets
become quickly mussed . and soiled
when worn on the stage, and it is In
the care to prevent this damage that
Mr. Savage so particularly excels.
Every company under the Savage ban
ner carries as one of its most impor
tant members a mistress of the ward
robe. To this personage is directly in
trusted the task of seeing that no part
of any single costume Is ever shown
before the public unless it is in per
fect condition. She makes daily inspec
tions with the aid of her assistants,
Dirt and iMjVK!
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an immediate repair. At least once a
week the entire costume equipment is
sent to the cleaner, a duplicate set of
everything being carried so that this
may be done. The cost of this weekly
cleaning with either of the two great
organizations presenting "The Merry
Widow" averages $500. At frequent
intervals consignments of new "crea
tions" from the famous Parisian cou
tourier,. Mme. Zimmerman, are receiv
ed and at once forwarded to the com
panies. Mr." Savage's original produc
tion of the Lehar operetta not only in
augurated a. new mode in the gigantic
hats that now bear the name of Merry
Widow, but it was also notable for the
fashion-making quality of the gowns.
And as modes change rapidly the
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"The Merry Widow 'today in New Or
leans or see it in Seattle, and one is
absolutely certain to have a view of
the very latest Parisian fashions in
gowns, hats, and all the many lesser
details of feminine apparel.
COLLIER, MASTER FARCEUR.
More care and attention is required
for the production of farce comedy
than is with any other class of amuse
ment. The success of farce depends
upon the smoothness of the action, and,
therefore, more care is given to the
production of these plays than is to
any other. William Collier, who will
be seen at the Grand, Davenport, to
morrow evening, is a past master in
the art of presenting farce as it should
be. He has secured a supporting com
pany skilled in that profession and
has kept them intact as nearly as pos
sible for several years. In "A Lucky
Star," the new play in which he is to
be seen here, there are 32 speaking
parts, and of this number nine are in
the hands of players ,who have not
appeared with any other star for the
past 10 years. William Collier is rec
ognized as the foremost light comedian
of the day, and his appearance invar
iably stands for the best obtainable in
light comedy. Mr. Collier has only
just closed his New York season and
comes to the Grand direct from a fore
most run at the Hudson theatre, where
"A Lucky Star" was pronounced the
best vehicle in which the popular com-
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edlan has yet appeared. Alan Dale, a
reviewer of repute, . declares .William
Collier to be the funniest person on
the stage today, and judging from the
large and loyal following he has, the
majority of the theatregoing public
share this opinion.
New York, May 9. Seventy-five
theatre owners representing 1,200 thea
tres in the United States and Canada
concluded a week of consultations last
night with an agreement to organize
the National Theatre Owners' associa
tion, representing property Interests
valued at $50,000,000. The following
officers were elected: President, John
son Court; vice president, Mose Beiss;
secretary, J. J. Coleman, and treasur
er, Albert Weis.
MAY DE SOUSA A BRIDE.
Chicago, May . 9. Miss May De Sousa.
musical comedy favorite, is a bride.
She. was married "Sunday, April 24, at
Haverstraw, N. Y., but the fact did
not,, become public until yesterday.
Her husband is E. A. Haines of Roch
ester. . Miss De Sousa is a Chicago
girl, the daughter of John De Sousa, a
city detective. It has been reported at
times that she was engaged to an Eng
lish nobleman, hazily described as "a
duke or something of that kind." But
her patriotic father always denied the
rumors, saying: "When May marries
it will be some good American gentle
man; I know she won't marry a duke
and live in another country with us
here." As an actress, howeve'r. Miss
De Sousa Is exceedingly popular on
"the other side." She made a distinct
hit in London. She has been seen in
"Cinderella," "The Dollar Princess,"
"The Skylark," and other well known
successes. Just now she is leading
woman in James Forbes' company In
OH, YOU CHESTER!
Davenport Democrat (Sunday):
Chester Bishop! Who in all of Dav
enport does not know Chester, the
heavyweight thesplan of the Prin
cess Theatre Stock company? He is
the hero and idol of hundreds of
heart-smitten maidens in all quar
ters of the city. -He is the mould of
fashion and the glass .of form, set
ting the styles for men, woman and
children. Today, the Chester Bishop
hat, the Chester Bishop Jisp, the
Chester Bishop rouge, the Chester
Bishop swing, the Chester Bishop
coiffure, the Chester Bishop corset,
are all the rage. In smart toilets jof
women, the Chester green has sup
planted the Alice blue.
Not only as a social arbiter but
also as a conqueror of hearts, he Is
supreme. With the fair sex he is the
pippin of pippins. He has all other
lally-gaggers backed off the boards.
They fade into insignificance when
competing with "Our Chester." He
has but to beckon and the fair demoi
selles worship at his shrine. Every
mail deluges him with letters con
taining requests for photos and pre
texts for the honor of his' acquaint
ance. His name is a household word.
Doting mothers are christening their
little ones after him in the fond hope
that they will emulate his greatness.
At dances and other social func
tions, coincident with his appearance
he is surrounded by a bevy of fair
damsels who fairly smother him in
their clamor for recognition. A smile
gladdens their hearts, a gesture of
recognition swells them with pride
and oh, . a word overcomes them
"Our Chester" is the lion of many
a pink tea. At the conclusion of ev
ery performance at the Princess it is
necessary to break the blockade of
admirers waiting to get a glimpse of
him as he enters the carriage which
is to convey him to his spacious suite
at the Hotel Windsor.
His admirers are not confined to
the city. Known and worshipped in
oavenport. Rock Island, Moline and
Bettendorf, Carbon Cliff, Le Claire,
Buffalo, Princeton, Pleasant Valley
even to the innermost regions of the
But alas, there is many a pang and
many a heartache in store for his
devotees. Chester Bishop say it in
accents low Is going to end his sea
son at the Princess today. The oc
casion has been set aside as Chester
Bishop day. It .U( be a benefit for
But there is hope that "Our Ches
ter" is not to leave our midst. It is
announced he will be in charge of the
plays to be produced at the Alrdome
during the coming summer and in
this field so appropriate for him, ap
pearing before the 10,20 and 30 cent
crowd in the bleachers, will again
favor the ladies with his captivating
Today's benefit performances at
the Princess, matinee and night,
promise to be the biggest social
events In the realms of theatricals
ever known in the tri-citles.
ROBINSON'S SHOWS COMING
America's Oldest, Newest Circus Will
Visit Rock Island May so.
People who Imagine that "all cir
cuses are alike" will meet with many
genuine surprises and change their
opinions when they visit the oldest
and richest tented exhibition in ex
istence, the "Old John Robinson's
10 Big Shows." The first surprise
will meet them when the- pass
through the main entrance into the
largest menagerie tent -ever con
structed. Along each side of this
enormous canopy will be arranged
more cages and animal exhibits than
any other show ever owed. But
the new and surprising feature will
be the long line of camps stretching
through the center of the great tent.
where strange collections of human
ity from the ends and dark corners
of the earth will be seen, living In
exactly the same manner as they
did In their own lands so far away.
There are hundreds of these strange
beings, and in the center of the row.
Is a genuine Sioux Indian camp, rep
resenting a war party with their te-,
DR. ANDREEN TO
College Head Will Present Di
plomas to Local High School
Graduates June 3.
IN EVENING AT THEATRE
Baccalaureate Sermon to Be Preach
ed at Trinity Church by Rev.
G. H. Sherwood.
Dr. Gustav Andreen, president of
Augustana college, has been selected
to deliver the principal address at the
commencement exercises of the grad
uating class of the Rock Island high
school. These exercises are to be held
at the Illinois theatre June 3 and will
conclude the commencement week's
program. Two years ago the custom
of having the president of the board
of education present the diplomas to
the graduates with an appropriate ad
dress was discontinued and outside
speakers have since been secured for
the occasion. Professor McLean of
Iowa university was the first to re
spond to such a call and last year the
speaker was Professor S. H. Clark of
the University of Chicago. This year,
on account of the extensive celebration
going on at Augustana college, it was
thought advisable to secure a speaker
from that Institution, and the presi
dent consented to make the commence
Program of the. Week.
The commencement exercises, while
the most important of the week, are
not the only ones, as there will be
something on the program nearly
every day. Rev. Granville. H. Sher
wood of Trinity Episcopal church will
deliver the baccalaureate sermon to
the graduates Sunday evening, May 29.
On the following Wednesday the
junior class will hold a reception in
honor of the seniors, the affair being
in the form of an excursion on the
steamer W. W. The members of both
classes and those of the under class
men who care to go will attend the
excursion. A number of the friends
of both classes are also expected.
Thursday afternoon the class day exer
cises will take place at the high school
auditorium and then comes the com
mencement ceremonies on the follow.
Ing evening. Saturday evening the
alumni will received the newcomers
into their midst at a banquet at the
high school, at which J. F. Darby, for
merly principal ct the high school,
will be the principal tlaker.
pees and ponies, weapons, squaws,
papooses, etc. A little further along,
the Cossack camp Is pitched in close
proximity to the camp of the Japan
ese scouts, the latter all veterans of
the . Russo-Japanese war, and they
often visit each other and talk over
their wartime experiences. It is the
most unique' and comprehensive ex
hibit ever witnessed anywhere and
will prove of intense interest to ev
eryone. The above Is only one illustration
of the radically different way of do
ing things which is an established
characteristic of the greatest genius
that ever turned his fertile Intellect
to the amusement and instruction of
his fellowmen, the "only" John Rob
inson and his sons.
This great exhibition will visit
Rock Island on Friday, May 20. It
is the only big show not in the
"trust." It has more invested cap
ital and vastly greater financial re
sources than any of the "trust"
shows, a fact which can be quickly
verified by " consulting any of the
authorities, Dunn, Bradstreet, etc.
MUSCATINE CAR MEN QUIT
But Return to Work Pending Con
sideration of Demands.
Following a three-hour strike Sat-
St. Vitus' Dance
Is one of the systems, of nerve strain
which shows it has reached the dan
ger line. All the drugs in Christen
dom will not stop such troubles. The
drug doctors have been taught It is
a disease, and they decline to be
lieve any of the "old masters" could
be wrong. Some of them let people
suffer rather than try some simple
proposition not in accord with their
Should not let their little ones suffer
when they have the method at hand
and there is positively no danger or
experiment In the trying of it. It is
through the general intelligence the
ophthalmologist hopes to reach and
convince the medical people that
some of their teachings are wrong
because they started wrong, because
most of them are treating the effects.
The ophthalmologist removes causes.
Consult an ophthalmologist. Con
DR. G.D. SHOOP
405-406 Peoples National Bank Bldg.
Corner . Second . avenne and Elgh
teenth streec. Rock Island, III.
Drink Habit Cured
NO HYPODERMIC INJECTIONS
The Neal Institute Opens in Davenport, Iowa, 821
Farnum Street, Monday, May 9n Under the
Management of Mr. Oscar Edenburn.
Des Moines, Iowa, Feb. 9, 1910.
To Whom It May Concern:
My attention having been called
to the Neal Treatment for the cure
of the drink habit, and their claim
that It did cure in three days, elicit
Call or write
urday the street car conductors and
motormen at Muscatine returned to
work pending the consideration of
their demands by the company. The
men want an Increase in pay from
16 and 18 cents an hour to 19 cents
for motormen and from 17 and is
to 20 cents for conductors. They
also ask better brakes on cars.
screens for the front windows and
the privilege of running vestibules
cars on cold and rainy days. If
their demands are not met next Sat
urday the strike will be continued.
SOME REAL LIVE
GOSSIP FROM THE CAP
ITAL JJFTHE NATION
(Continued from Page One.)
polntment it was asserted that he had
been selected by President Taft in
deference to the wishes of the cor
porations of the country, who .had
spent money and coerced workingmen
to vote the republican ticket, and who
demanded as compensation for this
service the privilege of naming the at
The unusual interest of special priv
ilege In this office may be realized at
full value when it is understood that
the attorney general is in absolute
charge of the prosecuting machinery
of the government.
Whether Wickersham's appointment
really wa3 the result of a pre-election
arrangement or not, the trusts have
had no occasion to be dissatisfied with
the president's selection. Whenever
the rights of the people and special
privilege come into conflict, Mr. Wick
ersham decides favorably to the cor
porate Interests and against the people.
This Is what the records of his office
President Taffs definition of a "re
publican" member of congress is one
who will vote for legislation indorsed
by him whether said congressman be
lieves the legislation is good or bad.
The president complains that the
Insurgents visit him at the White
house end assure him of their great
personal respect and well wishes, and
then go to the capitol and vote against
his railroad regulation bill.
"Why do you act this way?" a pro
gressive republican was asked. "Do
you not respect the president of the
"I do, indeed, respect the president,
both personally and officially," was the
reply. "But I have even more respect
for the welfare-of 90,000,000 people of
this country. The president sends the
congress a railroad regulation bill
which absolutely annuls the Sherman
anti-trust law. Along with the bill
comes the ultimatum that ouf vote on
this measure will be considered a test
of our republicanism. Wickersham,
who drew the Infamous document,
say3 that republicans who refuse to
vote for the measure are socialists.
We are willing to show all proper re
spect to the president, but he seems
to fail to understand that a distinct
moral question Is involved. As be
tween serving our conscience or the
president, we are put to the painful
necessity of forsaking the president
and Toting against his railroad bill."
The recently "reformed" house com
mittee on rules is" proving to be as se
cure a catacomb for proposed legisla
tion antagonized by the special inter
ests as was the one of which Speaker
Cannon was chairman. Not a single
resolution which ; might adversely
affect unlawful combinations such as
the sugar trust has been reported
favorably by the new committee.
Speaker Cannon dominates the re
formed body Just as effectively as he
did the old rules committee.
Attorney General Wickersham has
given out two more of his famous opin
ions. , One holds that the secretary of
war cannot lawfully refuse to award
a contract for Panama canal supplies
to the lowest responsible bidder sim
ply because such bidder has been ad-j
judicated to be a party to an unlawful
trust and monopoly or otherwise carry
ing on business in violation of the j
Sherman anti-trust law. The other de
cision holds that Public Printer Doni
nelly has no right to abolish certain I
branches of the government printing
office simply' because -he thinks they
111 Three Days
HOME TREATMENT IS GIVEN
Rev. Monsignor Flavin,
Ambrose Church, Dcs Moines, Iowa.
ed my personal Investigation and to
do so it became necessary for me to
send one of my people to the Insti
tute to be treated. This I did, and
I am pleased to say that he was cur
ed perfectly, and the patient assur
ed me with great forcefnlness that
he no longer had the least Inclina
for free booklet and copy of bond and
each patient. Address, Neal Cure, 821
are unnecessary and, that he wishes to
cut down expenses.
During the first three days of May
the government spent $2,602,063.81
more than it took In. This would in
dicate that the new tariff law Is a fail
ure inasmuch as It is not producing
sufficient revenue to meet the expenses
of the government
The report that Roosevelt has writr
ten letters to President Taft, Son-in-Law
Longworth and others, indorsing
the Taft administration has been given
wide publicity by the republican press.
Careful inquiry brings out the fact
that all of the persons mentioned In
the story emphatically deny having
received such a letter. And Roose
velt denies having written anything
which could have been so construed.
H. W. FULTON, Mgr.
No, we don't reserve seats. This is
the house of EQUALITY, where the
man with a million must accept the
same conditions as you who have but
Change of program Monday and
ANY SEAT 10 CENTS.
Performances 3, 8, 0:15.
Sell Your Household
g Until you have our bid
call up the
Rock Island Second Hand
The store tbat will buy, sell or
Old Phone 1330 West.
1816 THIRD AVENUE.
It's applied like paint
on Gas Stoves and
Pipe. Shines Itself.
Won't wash off. Eats
up Rust. Makes old
Screen New. Produced
Ebony Finish on Iron and Wood.
or saie by Rock Island Hardware
Company, 111 and Ehleb.
May 12 Afternoon and Eve.
Orchestra 50 People
Choral Union 100 Voices
Season Tickets $2. Single Admission $1.50
Box office opens tomorrow 9 a. m.
The Choral Union
& Meets for practice at the ,
Moline Theatre tonight g
AT TOE INSTITUTE
IN THE nOME
tion to drink, arid that all desira,
craving and appetite for drink had
been taken away. It is a grand,
good work and a great benefit to
(Signed) M. FLAVIN.
Pastor St. Ambrose church, Det
II I u m in II it 1 1 an; II kit
Friday, May 13
Return Engagement of Henry W
Savage's New York Production,
the Operatic Sensation of
THE MERRY WIDOW
Music by Franz Lehar. "Madam
Butterfly" Grand Opera Orcbentra.
Cast includes Mabel Wilber,
George Dameral, Gertrude Hutche
son, Oscar Figman, Harold Blake,
Charles E. Wright, W. V. Strunz,
Arthur Wooley and 100 others.
No Free List.
Prices 50c, 75c, 81.0O, 81.50 and 82.
Seat sale Wednesday morning 9
o'clock. Mail orders promptly at
tended to In order received. Phone
West 224.- '
Tuesday Evening:, May 10 '
Charles Frohman Presents
A Lucky Star
A Comedy In Three Acts by Ann
Price 60c, 75c, 81. OO, 1.50.
Box Seats 82.00.
Advance. Sale Saturday 9 a. m.
No Shows In the Tri-Citiea Like Thit
One We Have This Week.
FOUR LINCOLNS FOUR
Best Singing and Musical Act in
5 OTHER BIG ACTS 5
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Last Half of Week
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