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TKTE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, JTJLA'
15, l'Jio. -
MAJESTIC IS NEW
NAME FOR HOPP
Local Vaudeville Theatre Pass
es to the Control of H. A.
J. T. QUINN THE MANAGER
Season Will Open Aug. 21 Klaw &
Erlanger Xot Confining Attrac
tions to Davenport House.
II. A. Sodini, who operates vaude
ville houses in Moline and Clinton,
Iowa, has added "the Hopp, theatre,
on Eighteenth street, this city, to his
string, and he announces that it will
"neieaftr be known as the Majestic.
Sir. Sodini, In Chicago yesterday, pur
chased the lease of the liopp from
Joseph Hopp, who conducted the Eigh
teenth street house last season. Mr.
Bodinl's lease runs six years.
Joseph T. Quinn, who so success
fully managed the Family here last
season, has been placed in charge of
the Majestic, a guarantee in itself of
Ll:e future popularity of that theatre.
Mr. Sodini states that all new scenery
will be placed in the Majestic, and
there will be other needed improve
ments. There will be three perform
ances daily at 10 and 20 cents, the
prices that prevail at Sodinis two
Dther theatres. Sodini will book with
the Western Vaudeville association,
and says that the acts will be the
eame as are offered in Moline and
Clinton, both of which houses have
built reputations on the quality of
their entertainments. The Majestic
season will begin Aug. 21.
The Family here will continue under
the direction of J. H. Monroe, who also
conducts the Family in Davenport.
Monroe has not yet announced his
plans for the season.
K. & E. Holding to Tbelr Contract.
Another interesting bit of news to
the theatregolng public was brought
tack from the east by Mr. Sodini
which upset3 the representations
made so much of by the Davenport
press that Klaw & Erlanger were to
Lc-ok in but one house in the tri-cities
in future. For the past two months
it has been reported that the Grand
cpera house in Davenport was to be
rebuilt and leased for a term of years
by" Klaw & Erlanger, and that they
would give their productions, hereto
fore offered in the theatres of the
three, cities, in that house exclusively.
"As the lessee of the Barrymore
theatre, Moline, I hold a five-year book
ing contract with Klaw & Erlanger,"
Mi. Sodini said today, "and I have
r.ever been alarmed over the reports
that they were to attempt a violation
of their agreements with me. I am
in receipt of advice from Klaw & Er
langer that there will be no break In
our relations, and they write me that
their first offering at the Barrymore
will be Chauncey Olcott Sept. 15. At
tractions that will follow at early sub
sequent dates will be Lillian Russell.
'The Three Twins,' 'The Third De
cree,' 'The Traveling Salesman' and
Leslie Carter. That don't sound much
like Davenport was to be the theatri
cal center of this community, does it?
I understand that Klaw & Erlanger
w ill also offer these bookings to. the
Illinois theatre in Rock Island, of
course continuing, as they did last
season, playing the Grand opera house
in Davenport, with which they have a
similar contract to that with the Bar
r j more."
HEAD OF LEAGUE
Lutherans of State Honor Mo
' line Man With Third Term
CONVENTION AT LELAND
r t i
ISev. I. O. Nothsteln of This City
' Made Member of Executive
i I fir Wwwm
News of the marriage of Miss Mar
tha Ericcsun of 1321 Fifteenth-and-a-half
street, Moline, and Charles I.
Kirkhove of Peoria, formerly of Rock
li-iand, will come as a surprise to the
friends of the your.:? people in the two
cities. The wedding look place at
Bioomington Tuesday. Miss Krieesou
hi'd gone to Bloomington to attend the
vcdfling of Edward Kirkhove and was
Here met by Charles Kirkove and in
the midst of the excitement of the
preparations for the wedding of the
hi other they slipped off ai;d were
quietly married. Mr. Kirkhove is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Kirkhove of
Lbh'j North Madison avenue. Pet ria.
nioving there from Hock Island a tew
3 ears ago. He holds a responsible
position with the Hart Grain Weigher
company. Ilk? bride has ben em
ployed as stenographer for the Cran
dgll Express company.
An elopement of a decidedly roman
tic type was that of Miss E;hel Stew
artpon, now of Silvis, formerly of
Rock Island, from where ,she removed
turce months a so with her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. William Stewartson, who
rince early last week has been Mrs.
Ray Wilkinson, the marriage culminat
ing an acquaintance of little more than
Mis. Wilkinson departed less than
a month ego for a visit with a girl
friend in Peabiuy, Kan. Thvre she
met Ray Wilkinson, a son of a we.-ilihy
retired farmer of that city, who was
spending his summer vacation at home
alter having finished a course in a
Chicago college. It was a case of love
at first sight and they were married.
Then a message was sent to the par
ents of the bride, who were ery much
surprised, having had no intimation
that there was even an engagement.
The mother of the young women went
if. -.mediately to Pea bury and after a
few days' visit returned, accompanied
by the happy pair, who are now on
tiuir wedding trip. They will take a
cottage on Campbell's island lor a
week or two. when thry will go to
Chicr.go. and later (o their Kansas
home, where the ;-'room has a farm,
a gift of his father.
Mrs. Wilkinsr.ii whll? in Rock Island
was employed at Young & McCombs".
ITer father is an efficient electrician,
being at the present time day electri
cian in the employ of the C, R. I. & p.
railway at Sflvis.
As a result of the sudden marriage
tnere is a very uncomfortable young
man in Moline, to whom the news of
O. Bergo of Ottawa
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r Lukewarm Wat
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It does as good work with one as
with the other.
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For that reason, it is best to use cold
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The results are as satisfactory,, as if
you used hot water. The work is as
easy. The soap lasts longer. Best of
all, you don't have to keep a hot fire
going all day long in order to heat the
5c a cake
and worth it
Leland, III., July 14. The high-water
mark of the State Luther league con
vention was reached last evening when
Dr. G. H. Gerberding of the Lutheran
Theological seminary of Chicago ad
diessed a large audien'ce in the Leland
church on "The Life and Works of
Dr. William A. Passavant," who found
ed 12 hospitals and institutions of
mercy of the Lutheran church, and
was instrumental in founding .many
synods of the church.
This morning's session was devoted
mostly to- business and a talk by the
general secretary, Rev. Mr. Ktihns. In
the afternoon two papers were read,
one by Miss Mfllie Hendrlckson of
Chicago on "Our Authority," and the
other by August X. Brissman of Mo
line, on the "Laymen's Missionary
Officers Are Klrcted.
The following officers were elected:
, President J. II. Hauherg of Moline
(reelected for a third term because of
the excellent service he has given).
Secretary Miss Alvina Stutt of
On the executive committee for
three years Rev. I. O. Xothstein of
Literature secretary Rev. Albert
Keck of Aurora.
11 r. Fom Speaks.
At the closing eession in the even
irg Dr. C. W. Fobs of Augustana col
lege gave a very Interesting lecture
cn "Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, the I
Patriarch of the Lutheran Church of
America." lie gave a vivid picture of i
conditions in colonial time3, and the
wonderful way In which Muhlenberg ;
organized viae 00,000 Lutherans of the i
colonies into a synod in 174S, a synod j
winch still exists and has been the:
"mother" of at least 40 other Lutheran j
synods which have since been organ-
ied. The strength of the Lutheran j
church in America today is 2,109.00"!
communicant members, organized into!
t'C Enods. It was a son of this great
organizer who became the eminent
General Peter Muhlenberg of the rcvo-'
ltition. and anoiiier son who became)
the first speaker ol the house of rep-j
Interesting and encouraging re- j
ports were given by the president :
and other officers of the Luther!
league at the morning session. The j
condition of the state organization
was reported to be very eneourag-i
ing. there having been increases in
membership, contributions and ac- ,
tual work done. i
Mrs. Mabel ('. Rode of Elgin and;
Harvey Noreni of Seneca "read inter-j
esting papers, the former on "Prep-
aration," in which she advocated bet-j
ter home training for children, and',
the latter on "The Field," in which ;
he speke of the great work yet to j
In the afternoon Rev. George Cat-
lin of Decatur gave an address on I
the "Intensive Work of the League."
and Rev. M. Fos.-.aum of Chicago, j
former missionary Jo Persia, spoke!
of the work of missions among Mos-j
Interesting discussions followed
all the papers.
the elopement came with a sorrowful
shock. The Moline young man was
reported engaged to the lady in the
Yesterday morning -took jdace at 0
o'clock at St. Joseph's church, Daven
pcrt, the wedding of Miss Lena Hanna
of Pleasant Valley and Frank II.
Grothaus of Davenport. Tho nuptial
mass was celebrated by Rev. Father
Scherf, who performed the marriage
ceremony. The bride was attended
by Miss Ella Grothaus, sister of the
groom, and Herman Grothaus, a cousin
o? the groom, attended as best man.
The bride comes of a well known
family in Pleasant Valley, being a
daughter of the late Henry Hanna, one
of Scott county's old respected resi
dents. Mr. Grothaus is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Theodore Grothaus of West
Seventh street, Davenport, and is em
ployed in the tin shop at Rock Island
Shower for Miss ITartz.
Miss May O'Connor is today enter
taining a company of young ladies
at her home, 613 Eighteenth street,
at a handkerchief shower as a pre
nuptial courtesy for Miss Elizabeth
Ilartz and also In honor of Miss Laura
Arnold of Ridgeway, Pa., a guest of
Those Pica of Boyhood.
How delicious were the pies of
boyhood. No pies now ever taste so
good. What's changed? The pies?
No. It's you. You've lost the strong,
healthy stomach, the vigorous liver,
the active kidneys, the regular bow
els of boyhood. Your digestion Is
poor and you blame the food. What's
needed? A complete toning up by
Electric Bitters, of all organs of di
gestion stomach, liver, kidneys,
bowels try them. They'll restore
your boyhood appetite and apprecia
tion of food and fairly saturate your
body with new health, strength and
vigor. Fifty cents at all druggists.
Co-Operaflve Store Company
Many of the specials are being closed cut. Every day sees some item wiped out to be gene forever. Possibly
that item is just what you are looking for. Today, Saturday, we will make a clean sweep on a large number and
have, priced them that they are bound to go quick. Come early to make your selection.
ee the EJIg Special
50 dozen black h'ose,seconds, worth up to 50c per
pair, some mercerized lisle tnreaa- gauze coxton,
etc., and odds and ends, a display on big bargain
counter while they last
3 Pair for 50c
40 dozen children's lace hose, black or white, our regu
lar 15c grade, Saturday special, f
per pair '
Ladies' white lisle thread in allover
hose, 50c quality, while they last,
Saturday, per pair ,
lace or lace boot
Ladies' white footed hose, double heel or toe, extra elas
tic top, our regular 15c hose,
Saturday sale price . :
Positively at prices away under any competitor,
low lace neck waist an exceptional value, just
7c, 98c, $1.59, $1.98
A lady made the remark in the store yesterday that sho
paid $3.50 for a waist in Davenport that we are selling
for $1.98. That's what crowds our store. High quality
goods at very low prices.
100 wash skirts, some new numbers
styles to select from, for the little
added, about 20
airgain Lane Specials
TABLE NO 1, BARGAIN LANE Odds and ends of men's
dress shirts, all colors and styles dumped on one big
table, worth up to $1.50, .ifjS
your choice Saturday Jt v
TABLE NO 2 Ladies' shirtwaists with lace and em
broidery trimming, the season's latest styles values up
to 1.25. - a
TABLE NO. 3 Children's shoes, oxfords,
dais, in patent leather, kid, tans, bronze,
values up to $2.00, for
TABLE NO. A Children's muslin drawers with plain and
tucked rufUcs, also with lace trimming,
July Clearing Sale
TABLE NO. 5 Men's silk four-in-hand ties, the most
popular shades, valus up to 75c and $1.00,
July Clearing Sale
is up to 75c and $1.00, Cf
TABLE NO. 6 Bed spreads, full size hemmed crochet,
less than mill price, "7Ot
Saturday at . . f i3?C
TABLE NO. 7
July Clearing Sale, each
Ladies' taped neck and sleeve, bleached
TABLE NO. 8 Light summer dress goods in blue, lav-
ender, old rose, etc., 35c regular selling price. Only one
dress length to a customer, 45 inches wide,
ESSES. Summer Dresses
of Jinen, linene, mu!2, etc. Ali
the latest summer styles. Val
ues up to $1 0, Bargain Lane
Off on Coats 33V.
h Off on Suits 50
EVERYTHING SELLING AT CUT PRICES
FAMOUS GEYSER MAY
QUIT AFTER 12,000 YEARS
'The tilanl" of VrIlo mtonc Park lMny
inu'WIIb Such I'nuNiial Vleor Tlint
Knte of WorM-Heitovrneil "Ki
oelsior" May licful! It.
Omaha, Neb., July 13. Fortunate are
the tourists who visit Yelowstone Park
thu summer, for one of the world's
wonders the famous old "Giant" gey
ser -is today playl"" so vigorously
that attaches of the national park fear
It may follow the fate of the world
renowned "Excelsior," which In 18SS
ruptured Its crater and has never
The news has just been received in
Omaha from returning travelers from
Yellowstone Tark. The strenuous
Dirt and Spares
Hang the scrub-board in the Ei
attic. PEOSTA cleans by f'
soaking. It gets. the dirt but K
eaves the clothes, and you.
"Giant," which Fpouts 250 feet in the
air, is the biggest of all the geysers in
the park. Just now its actions arc de
clared to so closely resemble tho "Ex
celsior," which in its time was the
greatest known geyser in the world,
that it may become but a memory in
the minds of thi3 summer's tourists'
over the Union Pacific railroad.
Coincident with tho news that a
"bursted throat" may end the Si-.'llar
performances of this magnificent gey
ser, there has arisen a discussion
among well known western scientists
as to the age of the "Giant." One
clique of naturalists declares that by
multiplying the deposition from each
eruption by the height of the cone
that the "Giant" has been continually
spouting for 12,000 years. Opposing
this belief is the statement by another
band, equally endowed with natural
wisdom, that the formation of the
world from vapors cast off the sun
ante-dates this marvelous geyser but a
few thousand years, which declaration,
of necessity, would make the "Giant"
hudreds of thousands of year old. But
the latter contingent qualify their
statement as to its age by saying that
nobody knows, nor is it possible to fig
ure with any accuracy whatever, the
ege of the "Giant."
Today the "Giant" stands with but
one geyser rival "Old Faithful"
which, w ith watch-like accuracy, spouts
a etream of boiling brine into the air
every 70 minutes. There are others,
the "Bee," "Grand" and "Giantess,"
which spout higher than "Old Faith
ful," but the latter's regularity has
made it Yellowstone's big feature, be
ing surpassed only by the "Giant," the
eruptions of which take place at inter
vals of from 7 to 10 days and last for
one and one-half hours.
One other notable feature in connec
tion with the sev,ser situation is the
absolute regularity of the "Economic,"
which every five minutes for two whole
days after the "Grand" has finished
its spouting of boiled water 200 feet
into the air, shoots up a stream of 30
feet, and the marvelous regularity of
its actions has led to the scientific
conclusion that there is a definite sub
terranean connection between the two
The most beautiful book ever issued
on the world's wonder, Yellowstone
Park, is "Where Gush the Geysers,"
Just off the press. In contains au in
spired story of the entire park and is
brilliantly iKustrated with vivid nature-colored
photographs of all the as
tonishing natural wonders of the mag
nificent garden of Dame Nature. One
feature of the book is an actual time
table of all the geyser?, which. In con
nection with rhe protective plight of
the "Giant," is inteimely fascinating.
People expecting to tour the west and
other Interested persons can secure
copies of the magni.lcent volume by
Pimply writing to Gerrit Fort, P. T. M.,
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g beauty, scenery, furnishing and cuisine.
A The coolest spot in Iowa.
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