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THE ROCK ISEAND ARGUS. TUESDAY JUNE 21, 1910.
THE STORE THAT DOES THINGS
MISS FERNANDA EIISCU
ON THE YIDDISH STAGE
CO-OPERATIVE STORE COMPANY, ROCK ISLAND
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Ml3a Fernanda Eliacu, seen here last
seaaon s Annie Jeffries to "The Third
Degree, and who will continue la the
Came role the coining season, was for
a year and a half the star of the Yid
dish company that played at the Wind
sor theatre, New York. Miss Ellseu,
before going on the Yiddish stage, had
achieved bo little fame in the English
drama, having played Micah Dow with
Maude Adams in "The Little Minister,"
and was featured by Harrison Grey
Fiske in: ."Marta of the Lowlands."
Miss Eliscu's views of and experiences
on the Yiddish stage are worth re
cording. The methods employed by actors on
the English speaking stage and those
on the Yiddish are entirely different.
Everything they do Is spontaneous.
There is no art; they merely possess
patoral ability. Even their leading ac
tors sometimes go on and do not know
what they are going to do. Such a
thing as "business" is foreign to them.
They are guided entirely by ihe
prompter, who is also supposed to be
the stage manager. He sits in his
little box, and prompts them with their
lines, at the same time motioning to
them which way tbey must move and
where they must take their stand in
speaking the lines. The difference in
the methods between the two dramas
Is also marked in the matter of re
hearsals. A play in Yiddish is produc
ed with only two rehearsals. As a re
sult the actors are never letter-perfect.
Another peculiar thing about the ac
tors on the Yiddish stage is that they
are engaged by the union, and this
same union designates what sort of
parts they must ,jplay. As a result of
this condition they play the same line
of, parts all the time. Stars are the
only actors who do not belong to the
union, though in order to be exempt
from the exactions of the union, the
star must have an interest in either
the theatre or the production.
Another peculiar characteristic of the
Yiddish actors is that they are gifted
with wonderful voices, every one of
them possessing a singing voice.
In the Yiddish theatre In New York,
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday are given over to historical
operettas, for which a special prima
donna is engaged, and who plays noth
lng else but prima donna roles. On
Friday, Saturday and Sunday the dra
matic stars hold forth.
The principal theme of Yiddish plays
is home life. The audiences do not
seem to understand any other. In these
plays religious questions enter. They
invariably take up the conflict between
the two. religions Christian and Jew
ish. , ...
The greatest Yiddish actress of to
day is Mme. LJpzin. Her work is along
melodramatic lines. Thomashefsky is
the ideal romantic actor among them.
The Yiddish authors receive very lit
tle for their efforts. Plays never com
mand more than" $200.' As a general
thing $100 is the usual price.
The actors are not amenable to dis
cipline. This is no doubt due to their
temperament and natural ability. When
Miss Kliscu first began at the "Windsor
theatre as a star, she took charge of
the stage and directed the productions.
Having been connected with the Eng
lish stage, she tried to run things as
they did on Broadway. She insisted
on rehearsals, to which they objected
Yiddish is not a language. It is
merely a patois of which German is the
basis. They have no grammar. The
Germans speak it one way, the Polish
have another twist, the Russians an
other, and the Roumanians also have
their peculiar way of expressing them
selves in this dialect. It is a mixture
of German and Hebrew. An odd thing
about Yiddish is that those who speak
it cannot, as a general thing, under
. On the Yiddish stage the women
artists lack In dramatic strength. On
the English stage it is just the oppo
site. The season and a half Miss Eiiscu
spent at the Windsor, she thinks, did
her a lot of good. It gave her an op
portunity to be free and untrammeled
of the restraints of the stage manager.
The Yiddish playgoers are the beet
critics in the world.. They know the
difference between the real and the
mechanical They are quick to hiss if
you are artificial in your work, and
are equally ready to applaud when you
touch their hearts.
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BACK TO CALCIUM
Margaret Hlington Pines
the Life She Once Ee
HUSBAND TO BE "ANGEL"
He Will Spend $50,000 in Launching
Her in New Play She'll Con
tinue Darning Socks.
Electrical Massage 50c.
Shampooing, hair dress
ing, scalp massage, fac
ial massage, chiropody
(a specialty). AH kinds
of hair goods. .
Miss Icey Teel
In charge of beauty shop, Sec
ond floor. For appointments
telephone 5278 and 278 West.
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New York, June 21. Margaret II
lington is going back on the stage
again, but she is not going to give
up darning the socks of her big
limbed, wide shouldered, ruddy skin
ned' husband, Edward J.. Bowes, to
whom she was married in Reno last
November, two minutes and 3 8 sec
onds after she had divorced Daniel
With the consistent inconsistency
of woman Mrs. Bowes declared today
that, whereas she had given up the
stage forever . to become a normal,
womanly woman and please her hus
band, she had learned In seven brief
months that it would be the per
fectly normal thing for her to please
her husband by going back to the
Simple I.lfe Softs Her,
"I know It will please him," said
Miss Illington, with a demure look
into the big blue eyes of the huge
"Tickled me to death," boomed the
vast westerner. "Outrage 'to waste
her talent. But say, doesn't she look
fine like a kid of 16? Just look at
that bloom In her cheek got that
right out of our sunsets out west." '
"The simple domestic life and
darning socks seems to have agreed
with Miss Illington," assented the r3.
porter. , . .'
To Be a Lavish Ana-el
"Socks, eh!" exclaimed Mr. Bowes.
"That's right; she can darn 'em.
Nary a hole in these o mine. And
when she goes, put on the road, I'll
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go along when I can. She'll have
her own private car and can take the
socks along. Haw. Haw. Haw."
It was then explained by Mrs.
Bowes that "hubby" was going to be
the "angel" this time and that he was
going to be about the most lavish
"angel" that ever was.
JI have got a French piece," said
the' plump and blushing bride, "an
adaption that I feel sure will please.
Mr. Bowes will get me the best sup
port that can be bought and we will
take them out to our country place
near Tacoma. We will rehearse In
the open among the big trees and
then we will have our first opening
Say She Has Divine Fire.
Mr. Bowes will spend about $50,
000 in launching his wife's new ven
ture. Mr. Bowes seems to be genuinely
anxious that his wife should return
to the stage. "
"I want her to do Shakespeare,"
he said, looking down upon her with
infinite pride, "and I believe she can.
I know she can, and I am not going
to have her go to 6eed at home when
she can be out developing her tal
ent. She's got divine fire, she has;'
ever since the spring she has been
flooded with , letters begging her to
come "back to the 'stage. She was
reluctant at first, but the call grad
ually got her, and when I saw that
I chimed In, too.
"I'm going to be the manager, the
'angel' and the 'big chum,' too," and
again Mr. Bowes filled the room with
his great, reverberating laugh.
The Boweses are guests of Dr.
John T. Walzmiller, 43 East Thirty
Frohman Approves Choice.
Only seven month have passed
since Margaret Illington foreswore
the stage and the bonds that tied her
to her elderly husband and manager.
She wanted to be a "real" woman,
and no woman, she thought, could be
"real" without babies or eocke to
darn, or other duties that fall to
the lot of the commonplace wlfe.-
Mr, Bowes was a friend of both
Daniel Frohman ( and Miss Illington
for several years before he took the
acttesa for his bride. Mr. Frohman
approved his wife's choice and said
she could, not have picked out a bet
ter man. But Daniel Frohman was
a bit skeptical about the 6trength of
the chains that would bind Mi3s II
Ungtoii to the sock darner and the
hearth bench of her own fireside. It
would ssem that Mr. Frohman knew
Miss Illington much better than she
knew herself. .
COURT HOUSE RECORD
. Real Estate Transfers.
Frank Axelson to Albert J. Parker,
lots 6, 7 and 8, block 4, George H. Am
brose addition. Port Byron, ?100.
. . William C. Kodly to Swan Swan sen,
lots 1 and 14, Sheppard's- subdivision,
outlet 21, Port Byron, $75.
Isaac Young to' Benjamin H. Cruts,
lots 7 and 8, block 1, Jamea May's ad
dition. Port Byron. 1 1,800.
Margaret "Wright to Myron. J. ,-YoJ-
lon, west half lot 1, block 1, Richard
eon's addition, Port Byron; part south
east quarter, southwest quarter, north
west quarter, section 30, 19, 2e, $350.
J. W. Slmonson to Port Byron State
bank, part lot 1, block 11, Port Byron,
atrick Tobin to Maurice and James
Tobin, part west half, northeast quar
ter, section 27, 19, 2e, $5,400.
. Emil Evers and Goitlieb Zwicker to
Emll F. Schieberl, lot 2, block 1, L.
Mosenfelcler's Tbirtielh Street addi
tion. Rock Island, $100.
Robert H. Doerlng to Frederick
Schmidt, lot 10, block 3, Guyer's Sec
ond addition, Rock Island, $1,725.
Ida Yohe to L. M. Cox, lot 9, block
8, Buford & Guyer's addition. Rock
Island, $275. ...
Preston M. and Anna M." Green to
Jesse J. Green, lot 1, block 2, Fair
mount addition, Moline, $1.
' John W. Jones to Myrtle Slyter, lot
5, block 9, Wait & Walker's First ad
dition, Reynolds, $750.
Mellsea Schafer to J. W. SImonson,
part lot 1, block 11, Old Town addition.
Port Byron, $750.
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