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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, MAY 16, 1910.
Stories of King
His Queeq and
r OT WITHSTAND-
ING the fact
that King George
V., as tbe new sov
ereign of the British
empire will be known.
Is generally regarded
as a colorless individ
ual and has even been
called anil be has not been without
distinguishing traits. For one thing
be Is a good sailor, the most extensive
traveler of all the royal personages of
Europe, a capable business man, a de
voted hunter and fisherman, a model
husband and father, a quiet chap with
out flies s and feathers and withal on
occasion a wit. The exhibitions of his
bomor have been rare, but that is not
wholly a drawback. Here is one story
that Illustrates their quality.
. Sample of His Humor.
He was present at one of thef amous
Savage club dinners, and, as is usual
on such occasions, menu cards were
circulated about the table for auto
graphs. When a numerously signed
card reached the then prince, with a
generous space at the top for his sig
nature, he ran his eye over the names
upon it. Among them were Sir Henry
Irving, James Bryce and Winston
Churchill, and down near the bottom
In a cramped handwriting was tbe au
tograph of Hall Caine.
. "I am, very glad to see that, the
prince is reported to have said. "Now
at least I can truthfully say I've read
something Hall Caine has written."
He put his autograph on the card,
and as he passed It on he remarked:
"I wish Mistress Corelli were here and
bad signed the card. Then I could
stop having to say almost dally that I
bad never read anything she wrote."
In his early days as Prince of Wales
It was his custom to stroll through the
mall of St. James' park, which adjoins
the rear gate of MarlboroughHouse.
But one night he suddenly changed
bis usual course and turned into Pall
Mall, to 6ee before him a stout, bris
tling gentleman, plainly from the coun
try, looking perplexedly about him.
"Young man, you can earn half a
sovereign if you will take me to the
Criterion," said the gentleman. "The
policemen here try to direct me, but I
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THE NEW KING AND QUEEN IN FANCY COSTUME AND THEIU
sm rare iu iuse my way, ana I am
afraid to trust myself to chance guid
ing. But you seem to be respectable."
The heir prince burst into a laugh
and said, "I accept tbe commission,"
and then led the countryman along
Pall Mall to the door of the Criterion.
"You've well earned that money,"
said the countryman, putting the gold
en piece In his hand. "Be careful to
make good use of it."
"I am extremely obliged to yon for
the tip," said the prince, "still more
for the accompanying advice," and,
lumping into a hansom cab, he bowled
merrily back to Marlborough House.
Hater of Toadyism.
It Is said ' that the new king bates 1
toadyism. A- few. years ago he was
taking part In a shoot. Early in the
Cay a man came op to him and seld,
Tve been picking np your royal high
ness . birds." "That's u right," an-
Does raofc CoSor the Eilair
AtWe Hatr Vifnr Is romOOSPff of Strfplwr, Glycerin, QaWn, Sodium Chlorid,
rtyCT S liir V Igor IS tuilipusai " Caosicum. Saee. Alcohol. Water. Perfume.
Show this to your doctor. Ask him if there Is a single injurious Ingredient. Ask
him if he thinks Ayer's Hair Vigor, as made from this formula, Is the best prepa
ration you could use for falling hair, or for dandruff. Let him decide. He knows.
wered the prince. "How many have
you?" "Thirteen, sir," answered the
man. "That's funny," was the reply,
"considering that I've shot only eight.
King George Is a stamp collector
and has one of the most extensive col
lections in the world, estimated to be
worth half a million dollars. He used
to exhibit it publicly. One day, ex
amining the galleryt be noticed a sheet
of early four anna Indian stamps
which had been offered to him year
before for $750 and which was then
worth about $6,000.
"Ah," he said, "I have . reason t
envy Mr. Hansberg that sheet"
Prince Eddie, the heir apparent. Is
following in his father's footsteps as
a stamp collector.
The new queen of England was the
Princess Victoria Mary, daughter of
the Duke of Teck. Before her mar
riage with Prince George she was en
gaged to his elder brother, Albert Vic
tor, then Duke of York and second in
line of succession.
Prince Albert Victor died on Jan.
14, 1892. The English people sympa
thized wifTa Princess Victoria Mary,
and on all sides people were say
ing that Prince George, the brother of
the dead prince, ought to marry her,
which he afterward did. In those days
the new queen was most popular In
England as the Princess May.
In her carriage and dress she re
sembles the present queen dowager,
though she is not so beautiful or dis
tinguislled as the latter.
The new queen, like her mother be
fore her, is a complete housewife. She
Is never without some form of needle
work In hand to occupy fingers that
abhor idleness. And she not only knits
all the king's socks, but and here Is
the touch she sees that he wears
them and makes him change them
when he gets his feet wet.
Has a Menagerie of His Own.
Prince Edward Is the eldest of the
six children of the new king and
queen. He will be sixteen years old
In June and, with the other five chil
dren, has received a careful and com
mon sense education, both mental
ly and physically. Prince Edward Is
as merry and light hearted a youngster
as can be found anywhere. He has a
s,H Q s. ;
whole menagerie of his own, to which
be Is devoted, and lie is an ardent ad
vocate of kindness to animals.
In 190S he entered Osborne college,
following the steps of his father along
the paths that lead to the navy. He
did not "put on any side," according to
the young naval cadets at Osborne,
and is exceedingly popular with bis
Prince Edward Is not a brilliant
'scholar, but he is a hard worker. He
is a healthy, wholesome looking lad of
the Hanoverian type, with light hair
and a somewhat plain, good natnred
, Albert, the second boy. Is fourteen;
Princess Mary, the only girl of the six
children, is twelve; Henry, the third
boy, who Is a great reader, Is ten years
old; Prince George Is eight, and Prince
John is four, and a half yeara old and
Is learning to ride.
Capsicum, Sage, Alcohol, Water, Perfume.
CASH TO CHERRY WIDOWS
Average of $1,478 Paid by Mine Own
ers for Each Life Lost.
Chicago, May 16. Widows of vic
tims of the Cherry mine disaster are
receiving an average settlement from
the St. Paul Coal company of 1,4 73
for each life lost in the ill-fatod mine.
The first batch of 29 Judgments, ag
Rregatiig $42,700 were handed down
here Saturday. Another batch of
Judgments, nearly 50 in number, are
expected to be settled next week.
At this rate, settlement of dsa'.h
claims by the coal company will mcun
an outlay of $441,900. However, a
number.of cases for $5,000 and $10,
000 will be fought through tho courts
by relatives of certain of the- dead
A Singular Marriago Custom.
Tbe Kurds have a very curious and
somewhat dangerous marriage custom,
which one would think would be more
honored in the breach than in the ob
servance. Tbe husband, surrounded
by a bodyguard of twenty or thirty
young men, carries his wife home on
his back in a scarlet cloth and Is des
perately assaulted the whole way by
a number of girls. Sticks and stones
are hurled at tbe bridegroom, who in
the coming borne with his bride can
hardly be considered a very happy
man, for the irate amazons often in
flict on him marks which he carries
to the grave. It may be that among
the lady pursuers are some of the
bridegroom's former "flames," who
turn the mock attack into downright
earnest to arenge slighted love.
Quite a Comfort.
"There was a time when they put
men In Jail for debt," said the bill col
"Well," answered the fretted citizen.
"I don't know but a good, stout Jail,
where your creditors couldn't send in
cards or call you up on the telephone,
would be a great deal of a comfort."
' Experience Would Tell.
"I want an easy chair." said the
householder, entering the store.
"Yes, sir," said the salesman. "What
"I don't know yet," was the answer.
"Let me look into the boss' office and
see what be has. He ought to be a
Judge." Buffalo Express.
Second avenue, between Nineteenth
and Twentieth streets. Vaudeville at
3, 8 and 9:15 p. m.
"MISS NOBODY FROM STARLAND."
The regular season at the Illinois
was closed last evening with one of
the snappiest entertainments of the
year, "Miss Nobody from Starland," a
Princess theatre (Chicago) production
which is on a brief middle west one
night stand tour after a long run in
the latter city. The piece is the Joint
work of that seemingly inexhaustible
trio. Hough, Adams and Howard, who
for the past few years have been grind
ing out original books and catchy mu
sic that have popularized the La Salle
and Princess theatres in Chicago.
"Miss Nobody from Starland" tells a
story that departs from the thread-worn
theme followed by the modern comic
opera" author. There are no kings or
queens or mythical islands or no spear
bearers. The story begins on an ocean
liner with a detective in search of a
diamond smuggler, and the complica
tions that ensue, woven with an in
geniousness that keeps one busy all
the while pursuing it to its various an
gles, afford a continuous fire of witty
dialogue and most amusing situations,
with Just enough of song and chorus
gyration to carry the stamp of musical
entertainment. The second act takes
the audience behind the scenes, where
a company is in rehearsal, and this is
a scream, showing the crudities of the
apparatus employed as accessories to
the present day musical comedy; the
troubles of the stage manager, the au
thor, and the awkwardness of the al
leged comedian, the chorus girl, etc.
"Miss Nobody from Starland" (Miss
Vail) proves to be the diamond smug
gler, but she gains Immunity by mak
ing love to the detective. She finally
breaks into the show business and be
comes the rage, and all end3 well in
the last scene, the interior of a city
cafe. Manager Mort Singer has pro
vided a cast of unusual excellence, in
cluding Walter Jones, Nellie Follia,
Olive Vail, Blanche Deyo, Jame3 C.
Marlowe, Bert Baker and George
Moore. The singing of Miss Vail was
one of the features, as was the dancing
of Miss Deyo. Messrs. Jones, Marlowe
and Baker shared the comedy honors.
The chorus was large, well dressed
and nicely trained. The staging was
The Albert Denier Comlc Opera com
pany will open a summer engagement
at the American theatre, Davenport,
this evening. Tri-city music lovers
are interested in the announcement
that during this engagement many of
the old favorite standard operas will
be revived. The attraction for the
first week will be "Said Pasha," a pop
ular opera that will serve to Introduce
the entire company to lovers of good
music. Mr. Denier, who is at the head
of the company, Is not a stranger in
the trl-cities. In the past four years
he has played here nine times in the
mirth-provoking role of the milk man
in "The District Leader." the popular
Howard-Barrison musical show, which
scored such an immense success. His
ability is accordingly well known to
amusement seekers, and the announce
ment that he is to assume the comedy
roles In the different operas to be re
produced here means thatthey will be
STORY OF HIS LIFE
Oscar Hammerstein. Famous
Theatrical Manager Has Had
STARTED AS A CIGARMAKER
Pluined Opera Houses in the Large
Centers Many of Diversified
Cost of opera and receipts:
1906- 7 Cost. J75O.OO0; receipts, J800,
000. 1907- 8 Cost. Sl.200.000: receipts. Jl.-
1S08-9 Cost, Jl.000.000; receipts, Jl,
100,000. 1909-10 Cost, Jl.300.000; receipts,
Greatest money making; opera
Highest salaries paid by Hammer
stein: Tetrazzini. S3.000 a night:
Garden. J1.500; Zenatello. J1.300; Re- 2
naud. $1,000; Sammarco, 500. 4
Oscar Hammerstein, former director
of the Manhattan Opera House in New
York city, who has Just retired from
the field of grand opera by selling to
the Metropolitan Opera company and
persons closely allied with it all blj
opera interests and the Philadelphia
Opera ifouse for a consideration of
about $2,100,000. was born in Berlin
in 1847. Sixteen years later he ran
away from home and eventually reach
ed America In the steerage of a sail
ing vessel. Landing at CastleGarden.
in New York city, in 1SG3. he obtained
employment with a manufacturer of
cigars, who paid him $2 or $3 a week
and Instructed him in tbe art of manu
facture. In 186S he had saved enough
money to start a tobacco trade paper
and later invented several machines
for use in the trade. From both be de
rived great profit
His First Theater.
Later he began to invest money In
real estate, writing plays as a pastime
adequately handled. In his company
will be seen some of the best operatic
talent available at this season of the
year. As prima donna Mr. Denier will
introduce here Miss Leonora Butler,
formerly prima donna with the "Mad
ame Butterfly'' company. Miss But
ler's powerful soprano voice of wid
range will be heard in "Said Pasha." in
which she has the role of the pasha's
daughter, a part which she has sung
with some of the largest opera com
panies of the country. W. H. Thomp
son, lyric tenor, has just closed a sea
son's engagement with Frank Daniels'
company. Louis La Valle was recently
baritone with the Sheehan Opera com
pany; Miss Florence Guise, contralto,
has been with the "Goddess of Liber
ty," and the other principals have been
connected with prominent operatic at
tractions. Manager Berkell's venture
will doubtless be a popular one with
music lovers, who will be given a
chance to see all the old favorites.
"The Mikado" will be revived the sec
ond week of the engagement. The
company will include in all 25 people,
and the chorus will be more than or
dinarily competent for an organization
of this kind. Matinees will be given
Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays only
during the summer engagement.
A Regular Tom Boy
was Susie climbing trees and fences
Jumping ditches, whitllng, always
getting . scratches, cuts, sprains,
bruises, bumps, burns or scalds. But
laws! Her mother just applied Buck
len's Arnica Salve and cured her
quick. Heals everything healable
boils, ulcers, eczema, old sores, corns
or piles. Try It, 25 cents at all
Only Vaudeville House In the City
Don't Miss Seeing
HALLEY'S COMET SLIDES
Taken by photograph. They are
taken for the Scientific American, a
paper of reputation, with lecture,
And Her Pickaninies
5OTHER BIG ACTS 5
This show remains three days only.
Everyone should see the Halley Com
H. V. 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.
and becoming ussoclated in the man
agement of the old Stadt theater, on
the Bowery. Then, in 1880. he built
hl first theater, tbe Harlem Opera
House. He lost money In this venture
for three years before the tide turned.
He followed this by projecting tho
present Murray Hill theater, but sold
at a large profit before more than the
foundations were laid.
Continuing his course downtown, he
built tbe Manhattan theater in Thirty
fourth street, which he turned into a
music hall In partnership with Koster
& Blal. After a disagreement be re
tired and bought the ground for the
Olympla, which, after It bad been built
and bad failed, was turned Into what
are now tbe New York and Criterion
theaters. ' A few years prior to this
time 1890 tie had written an opera
Announcing that be had profited by
his experience and would persevere,
be built the Victoria and the Republic,
now the Belasco, and made public
plans for a theater to be called the
Drury Lane, to be devoted to melo
drama and to be built on land In Thirty-fourth
street, west of Eighth ave
nue. Ground was broken In 1903. A
year later construction was stopped,
and Mr. Hammerstein announced that
the property was for sale. Eventual
ly he changed bis decision and com
pleted tbe structure which Is called
tbe Manhattan Opera House.
Experiences of Two Seasons.
In previous years tbe impresario
bad given out that opera had paid
there, or at least had cost him very
little in view of the artistic boon
which be was conferring npon tbe pub
lic. His own opinion, given In 1007 at
the close of the first season of the
Manhattan Opera House, after he had
announced that the receipts of nearly
$750,000 had overbalanced to a con
siderable extent tbe expenditures, was
expressed In these words:
"I'm told I am lucky."
At the end of the present season,
however, be came out with a state
ment that his losses bad been heavy.
On March 25, the night before the
bouse closed, be was called before the
curtain. "When the applause had died
down be said:
"The past season financially has
been a very unfortunate one, but
there have been a deluge of musical ef
forts and a surfeit of grand opera.
While my losses have been enormous,
I am proud of knowing that those of
my adversaries have been much larger.
My efforts In the great cause, bow
ever, will not relax, and I am planning
for next season the greatest and most
sublime opera for tbe pleasure of my
audiences and the honor of myself."
The Manhattan Opera company had
appeared frequently In other cities,
and Mr. Hammerstein had built an
opera house In Philadelphia and bad
announced plaus for similar structures
In Brooklyn. Chicago and other large
centers. The Brooklyn project was
allowed to die some time ago, possibly
by reason of the vicissitudes expe
rienced in Philadelphia, and the other
opera bouses never were built.
Mr. Hammerstein Is a pianist, a vio
linist, a linguist, a wit and a philoso
pher. Today in the Markets
New York, May 1G. Following are
quotations on the market todt:
May, 113, 114&, 113, 113.
July, 103, 104, 1034, 103.
September, 101, 101, 101, 101.
May. 60, 60, 60, 60.
July, 62. 62, 62, 62.
September, 63, 63. 63. 63 Vi.
May. 42V4, 4, 422. 42.
July, 40, 41. 40, 40.
September, 39, 39, 39. 39.
May, 2.80, , , 222.75.
July, 22.75, 22.92, 22.75, 22.85.
September, 22.77. 22.85, 22.75, 22.80.
May. 13.05. , , 13.07.
JuJly, 12.70. 12.75. 12.62. 12.72.
September, 12.55, 12.62, 12.52, 12.62.
May, 12.87. , . 12.97.
July, 12.52, 12.60, 12.52, 12.57.
September, 12.47, 12.52, 12.45, 12.47.
Receipts today Wheat 33, corn 82,
oats 158. hogs 37,000. cattle 23,000,
Estimated receipts Tuesday Wheat
41, corn 77, oats 256, hogs 12,000.
Hog market opened 10 cents lower.
Hogs left over 1,000. Light 9.35 9.70,
mixed and butchers 9.35 9.70, good
heavy 9.30 9.72, rough heavy 9.35
Cattle market opened 10 cents
Sheep market opened 10 to 15 cents
Hogs at Omaha 3J00. cattle 4,100.
Hogs at Kansas City 8,000, cattle 8.
000. Hog market closed 15 cents lower.
Bulk sales 9.509.60, light 9.5039.60,
mixed and butchers 9.309.60, good
heavy 9.25 9.60, rough heavy 9.25
Cattle market closed 10 cents lower.
Sheep market closed 10 to 25 cents
Liverpool No cables, exchange is
Northwestern receipts Minneapolis,
today 329. last week 217, last year 275;
Duluth, today 21, last week 23, last
Visible supply of grain Wheat, de
crease 1,713,000; corn, decrease 1,521,
000; oats, decrease 843,000.
New York Stock.
Chicago, May 16. Following are the
the quotations on the market today:
Union Pacific 183
U. S. Steel preferred 118
U. S. Steel common 83
Rock Island preferred 90
Rock Island Common 45
Southern Pacific 126
New York Central 121
May 1 6.
Denier Comic Opera
25 People with All Star Cast Including
Albert Denier, comedian, late of the District Leader
W. H. Thompson, tenor, late of the Frank Daniels
Louis La Valle, lead baritone, late of the Shean's
Aborn Opera company.
Harry Dickenson, comedian, late of the "Girl at the
Miss Lenora Butler, prima donna, soprano,' late of
the Madame Butterfly company. J
Miss Florence Guise, contralto, late of the Goddess
of Liberty comany.
Katherine Cambell, soprano, late of the San Fran
cisco Opera company.
William Henderson, late musical director Frazee at
tractions. And the Greatest Chorus ever Seen In
Only three matinees a week Tuesday, Saturday and
Sunday at 2:45, every evening 8:15.
Matinee Prices lO, 20, and 30c. Night
Prices lO, 20, 30 and 50c.
Phone for seats North 657.
Missouri Pacific 69
Great Northern 136
Northern Pacific 132
L. & N 147
C. F. 1 3S
Canadian Pacic 193
C. & 0 86
B. R. T 80
B. & O Ill
St. Paul 1S8
Republic Steel preferred 97
Southern Railway 27
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock, Feed and Fuel.
May 16. Following are the quota
tions on the local market today:
Fresh Eggs 21c.
Live Poultry Hens, per pound, 15c.
Butter Dairy, 25c; creamery, 28c
Lard 15 c.
Every symptom of Contagious Blood Poison suggests
a deeply poisoned condition of the circulation. No portion
of the body is free from its contaminating influence, and
its blighting effects are even stamped on innocent child
hood if the ancestral blood is not rid of the infection,
Contagious Blood Poison begins in an insignificant
tnanner. usually the appearance of a tiny pimple or sore
being the only outward evidence of its presence. But
down deep in the blood the treacherous virus is at work
and in a short time the victim finds himself affected from
head to foot. The mouth and throat ulcerate, skin erup
tions break out, sores and ulcers appear on the body, yel
low splotches disfigure the skin, the glands of the groin
swell, and often the hair and eyebrows come out.
The only possible way to cure Contagious Blood
Poison is to remove the cause from the blood. Mcrcurv.
Potash, etc., are often used with the
the germs and thus produce a cure ;
GERMS CANNOT BE KILLED;
COVERED WITH SORES.
' X was afflicted with a terribla
blood disease, which'wai in spot
at first, but afterwards spread all
over my body. These soon broke
ont into sores, and.-it Is easy to
imagine the suffering1 I endured.
Before I became convinced that
the doctors could do me no (rood
I had spent a hundred dollars,
whioh. was really thrown away.
I then tried various patent medi
cines, but they did not reach the
disease. When Z had finished my
first few bottles of S. S. 8. I was
srreatly improved, and was de
lighted with ths result. X regained
my loot weight, became stronger
and my appetite greatly im
proved. X was soon entirely well,
and my skin as clear ss a piece of
glass. II. L. meyers.
58 Clinton St., Nowark. N. J.
sure in its action, and so valuable are its tonic effects that the entire system
is left in fine physical condition. Home Treatment look snt free.
THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., ATLAHTA, OA.
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 70c; oats, 4Sc.
Forage Timothy hay, $17; wild hay,
f 14 ; straw, $8.
Coal Lump, per bushel, 15c; slack,
Wood $ 1.50 per load.
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets will clear the sour stomach,
sweeten the breath and create a
healthy appetite. They promote the
flow of gastric Juice, thereby inducing
good digestion. Sold by all druggist.
New Sale Stable
C. H. TH0RNHILL
Horses Bought and Sold.
S18 -d St. old rhone 112V
Rock Island, I1L
idea that such strong treatment will kill
but this is a mistaken idea THE
THEY MUST BE REMOVED FROM
THE CIRCU LA HUM. mis is
proven by the fact that there are thou
sands who took the mineral treatment
for months, or even years, and when
it was left off found the poison was
still in the bfood.
The ability of S. S. S. to cure Con
tagious Blood Poison comes from its
blood purifying properties. It goes
into the circulation and REMOVES
every trace of the poison, makes the
blood pure and healthy, and leaves
no dregs of the trouble to break out
later on, or to be transmitted to inno
cent offspring. S. S. S. is made en
tirely of root3, herbs and barks, each
of which has a direct and specific ef
fect in purifying the Mood. S. S. S. is
Nature's blood purifier, scientific and