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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, DECEMBER -24, 1910.
FOR LOCAL STAGE
Manager R. H. Taylor of the
Illinois Has Joyous Christ
FINE ATTRACTIONS BOOKED
Strained Relations Between Big Pro
ducers Seemingly at End
"1 have every reason to believe that
the new year will bring a better grade
of amusements for the people of Rock
Island. Manager R- H. Taylor of the
Illinois theatre remarked today. "I
don't hesitate to agree that conditions
have been anything but what the pat
rons of the theatre have reason to feel
that they ehould be. While not wish
ing to relieve myself of any responsi
bility that is mine, still the patrons of
the Illinois should not blame me per
sonally for the inferior class of at
tractions that have been presented
here of late. It should be understood
that a playhouse first of all is a busi
ness institution. It has its fixed daily
charges to meet. Owing to the strain
ed relations among the controlling in
terests in the theatrical business, with
which the public is doubtless familiar,
Rock Island, along with many other
cities of equal and greater importance,
speaking from the standpoint of popu
lation, was denied bookings that in pre
vious seasons it had enjoyed. This
was duo to a division of territory as a
result of the break I have referred to.
Consequently we were obliged to take
Just what we were offered. Confessed
ly, I have been ashamed of some of the
attractions that have drifted in here.
Many of them came under false pre
tenses. I believe, however, that I rau
w-ith confidence promise the patrons
of the Illinois that a change is iue.
The evidence of it is the high class of
our bookings for next month. These
include the Henry W. Savage revival
of 'The Prince of Piisen.' 'Madame X,'
another of Mr. Savage's productions:
'The Nigger,' with Guy Bates Post in
the title role, and the Aborn Grand
Opera company, with a cast of 90 peo
ple. Sounds pretty good, doesn't it?
ON MAP .!.
It begins to make one feel as though
Rock Island was again on the theatri
cal map. Personally I will guarantee
every one of these attractions. I want
the people of Rock Island to see them
and back me up in my efforts to oet
ter the situation here. Any person
buying a ticket for either or all of the
productions I have enumerated, if he
or she feels that the plays have not
been up to promises, will cheerfully
be refunded the price of their admis
sion tickets at the box office by me. I
mean every word of this. Rock Island
has been a good theatre town. I don't
blame the people for having become
disgusted with some of the offerings
they paid their good money to see. We
are after good things, and we are going
to get them. Of course the producer
estimates a city where he plays his
companies with both of his eyes on the
box office, if these standard produc
tions draw as they should the mana
gers will continue on our list. Other
wise, they will cut us off. Th best
guide I know for the patron of the the
atre in this day is the nam? of the
producer. If you see that the Shu
berts, Klaw & Erlanger, Henry W.
Savage, David Belasco, Cohnn & Har
ris, John Cort, Charles Dillingham, the
Frohmans or others of their standing
are presenting a play here, you can
pay your money with the full assurance
that you are going to get just what you
are promised. "
BARS COAST MOTOR TRACK
Ascot Park, Ios Angeles, Disquali
fied by A. A. A.
Xew York, Dec. 24. Ascot park
automobile track, Los Angeles. Cal..
is declared disqualified for one year
as a place for sanctioned motor rac
ing meets in a circular issued by the
contest board of the American Auto
mobile association. This action fol
lows the holding of a meet at the
track on Dec. 11, which was pro
moted by Barney Oldfield and others.
Oldfield was under suspension by the
board at the time and the disqualifi
cation is extended to all licensed
drivers who took part in the Ascot
You will make no mistake, the
papers say my Xmas bill is the
best one of the season. Don't
miss seeing it.
SIX BIG FEATURE ACTS
Free Sunday matinee $5 in
gold and big box of candy to
Reserved seats are now on
sale for Xmas day, arso for
Monday matinee. ,01d phone
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Dec. 25 'The Commercial Traveler,"'
matinee and night.
Dec. 2C "Happy Hooligan."
Jan. 2 Henry W. Savage' company
in "The Prince of Pi!en."
Jan. 3 Minstrels under auspices of
Western Catholic union.
Jan. 7 Guy Bates Post in "The Nig
ger." Jan. 22 Henry W. Savage's com
pany in "Madame X."
Jan. 27 Aborn (Jiand Opera com
pany, with people.
TOMORROW AT ILLINOIS.
Tomorrow's attraction at the Illinois
theatre will bo "A Commercial Travel
er.' one of the latent productions of the
pen of Im 13. Parker. There are to
be afternoon and night performances.
The press agent declares: "For the
most part the average musical comedy
is an ill-assorted conglomeration of
vaudeville specialties and the latest
catchy song bits strung together with
out semblance of plot, and with but a
faint attempt towards coherence. Such
is not the case v ith the new production
of 'Happy Hooligan.' the attraction
underlined for next Monray, matinee
and evening at the Illinois theatre. To
the contrary, it differs materially in
this respect as the announcments give
absoluto assurance of the employment
of a nw and comprehensive story,
fraught with rollicking humor and un
folding a long list of genuine laugh
surprises, while the musical numbers
are free from interpolations, all of
them having been specially composed
for the purpose of fitting the dramatic
action of the comedy. Not a few ot
these compositions have preceded the
forthcoming visit of Happy Hooligan,
and have for some time past been
whistled, hummed and played here
abouts with keenest delight and
therefore to hear them rendered by a
consnicuous aggregation of talented
actors is anticipated with no small
"ARCADIANS" IN CHICAGO.
The holiday season at the Illinois
theatre, Chicago, will be fittingly cele
brated by the presentation of one of
the greatest musical comedy success
es of many years, "The Arcadians,"
which comes to that house on Christ
mas night direct from a ten months'
run in Xew York city. "The Arcadi
ans," which Charles Frohman sends
with absolutely original Xew Tork cast
and production, is apty described as a
"fantastical musical comedy." In
many respects this London and Xew
York success is a novelty. The air of
refinement that characterizes the inter
pretation is reflected in the daintly
and entrancing music to which the
"Arcadians' and the English who are;
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concerned in working out cfthe plot,
dance and sing. The big cast o 1"U
includes Frank Moulan, Julia Sander
son Percival Knight, Connie Ediss,
I Alan Mudie, Ethel Cadman, Harold
Clemence, Mary Mack id, Lawrence
j Grant and H. H. Meyer.
I M'INTOSH IN VAUDEVILLE.
j Burr Mcintosh, the famous actor,
j last seen with "A Gentleman from
Mississippi." will appear at the Ma
! jetic, Chicago, next week as the head
j liner in a great holiday bill. He is
:oi!fl of the most interesting men on
jthe American stage today. Since
heaving Princeton university he has
'successfully been a journalist, actor,
I photographer, publisher and lecturer.
jAt. times, a war correspondent and
world traveller. But it is as an actor,
I photographer, publisher and lecturer
that he is best known in tin- east. He
was the founder of that beautiful art
publication, "The Burr Mcintosh
monthly." As a photographer, which
: vocation he left the stage nine years
ago to pursue, he soon become pos
sibly the best known in the country,
but while at the height of his success,
the opportunity to accompany Presi
dent Taft as official photographer en
his famous Phillipine trip five years
ago presented itself. Mr. Mcintosh
will play "The Ranchman," a breezy
Wyoming drama, full of life and Inter
est. Bessie Wynn, the beautiful sing
ing comedienne, always a prime favor
itp in Chicago, will be the bright par
ticular musical feature of the bill, in
troducing a number of new 6ongs.
OLD FAVORITE COMING.
"The Prince of Pilsen." the familiar
musical comedy by Frank Pixlev and
j Gustav Luders, will be played at the
I Illinois theatre, Monday evening Jan.
j 2. Manager Henry W. Savage, in send
ing mis lunenn ana popular entertain
ment on its eigtb. season's travels, has
limited its presentation to one com
pany which in its personal represents
a Judicious distribution of the various
characters among those who have
shown their superiority in previous
casts of this play. Jess Dandy re
tains his humorous impersonation of
"Hans Wagner," the Cincinnati alder
ma, who, on a holiday trip to Xice, is
mistaken for the Prince of Pilsen, and
has an ambarrasslng flood of honors
showered upon him. Francis Cameron
is playing Mrs. Madison Crocker, the
coquettish widow, and it is noted that
she had this character In the Ixmdon
production of the play several months
ago. Edwin Mora has the part of the
real prince and Iver Anderson plays
the part of the American naval officer.
Vera Stanley brings a. voice of pleas
ing quality and a personality that fits
admirably into the pictures. , Lillian
Lawson and Robert O'Connor add
largely to the lively character , of the
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performance. M.'ss Olive North is the
bewitching 'Edith,Tand Wallace Beery
is the "Sergeant Brie." The tuneful
familiars of "The Prince of Pilsen,"
The Message of the Violet." "The
Tale of a' Sea Shell," "The Stein
Song." '"Pictures in the Smoke" and
all their jingly companion songs have
a popularity that has seldom, if ever,
been given to the members of a mus
ical comedy, and will be a factor in
stimulating general interest in the
1 "The Taming of the Shrew" seen
first, time in Xew York, 1S1C, Park
"Poor Jonathan" seen flm time
in America. 1891. Amberg theatre, Xew
3 "The Salt of the Earth" produc
ed Wallack's theatre, Xew York, ISPS.
4 Wallack's theatre. Xew York, ded
5 Mme. Belie Cole died 1905.
C, "The Provoked Husband" pro
duced in Xew York, in 1752.
7 First production "Mrs. Ponder
berry's Past," with Stuart Robson as
the star, Garrick theatre, Xew York,
S "Our Country Cousins" produced
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t .A.f k'jr
- tut '"71'.
llrotlier Of t?ie Fained Fanny Da on
port. He .Is Heing Featured in
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Lyceum theatre, New York, 1894.
9 "Zaza" produced Garrick theatre,
Xew York. 199. . .
10 First version of "It's Never Too
l.ate to Mend." by Charles Reade. play
ed at Drury Lane tLeatre, London, un
der the title of "Gold," in 1S53.
11 "Hamlet"' produced in Philadel
phia. 170". "at the Theatre on Soci
12 Emma Abbott died 1S01.
13 William H. Crane produced "The
Senator" first time in New York, 1890.
14 "Mme. Sans Gene" seen first
time in. America, Broadway theatre,
Xew York. 1S95.
15 Mary Anderson appeared at
Stetson's Fifth Avenue theatre. Xew
York, as Pauline in "The Lady of Ly
16 "Brother Officers"' produced at
the Empire theatre. Xew York, lPio.
17 Oscar Metenler, French dramat
ic author, born, 1S50.
18 Watty Brunton died, 1904.
19 William Congreve died, 1739.
20 Lawrence Barrett's first appear
ance in Xew .York in "The ' Hunch
back," at Burton's Chambers street
2 "The District Attorney" produc
ed at the American theatre, Xew York,
22 Charles Kean died, 1SCS.
23 "The Celebrated Case" seen first
time in America, 1878, 'Union Square
theatre,' New York.
24 "The Tree of Knowledge" pro
duced at the Lyceum theatre, Xew
25 "The First Gentleman of Eur
ope" produced at Lyceum theatre, Xew
26 "The X'ominee" produced by Xat
Goodwin at the Bijou theatre, Xew
27 Roslna Yokes died. 1S94.
28 Julia Opp born. 1871.
29 :"One Hundred Years Old" pro
duced at Union Square theatre, Xew
30 "King Lear" presented in Phila
delphia, at the Southwark theatre,
31 "Our Boarding-House" produced
in New York at the Park theatre, 1877.
ROAD TROUBLES OF AUT0IST
Information Regarding Why Many of
Them Are Caused.
. Aside from tire troubles any of the
following may occur on the road: The
motor may. misfire, or it may overheat
or may stop and start, or one or more
of the cylinders may be missing. 01
there may be hissing sounds, knock
ing or pounding or puffing noises.
When the motor misfires rery badly
it may be due to any of the following:
Spark plug needs cleaning or the
points may be too far apart; weak
batteries cause misfiring: a broken
wire or a " loose connection or poor
contact will also cause misfiring.
When' the motor overheats any of
the following may be the cause: Poor
wafer cirenlation - caused by obstruc
tion ' in pipes or a broken or worn
pump: a shortage of lubricating oil
or a poor grade; too rich a mixture
with a retarded spark will cause over
heating: the ssark pears a fixed re-
lation to the mixture, which i best
learned by experience. Wben the mo
tor stops and suddenly starts it may
be due to any of the following: Gaso
line almost exhausted or the cock In
jie pipe leading from the tank to the
carburetor may be only partly open
or there may be dirt In the pipe, which
affects the flow of gas. There may be
a leak around some of the joints
about the carburetor, allowing the air
to enter, thus affecting the mixture.
A hissing sound is caused by a leak
in the compression, which may be
found around any of the following:
Spark plug, valves, rings or a gasket
may be blown out. Knocking is some
tlmes an indication that the piston Is
about to seize from a lack of lubrica
tion, or advancing the ignition too far
will cause a heavy knock, especially
on a hard pull. A broken valve stem,
valve spring or a loose or worn crank
pin will cause knocking or pounding.
If a pufQng noise is heard which
keeps time with the exhaust of the
motor and still does not affect the run
ning of the motor it will be found to
be either a cracked exhaust pipe ors the
connection lending from the cylinder
to it has worked loose, allowing a part
of the outgoing charge to escape from
Road troubles will be of little Impor
tance if the car is cared for aftereach
run as it should be. It is very seldom
a well kept car needs any great amount
of adjustments made on the road, for
the little things are cared for and
looked up by the wise owner of the
car before they have developed so far
as to give road troubles.
English Knocks Out Farmer.
Joplin, Mo., Dec. 24. Clarence
English of Omaha knocked out
"Kid" Farmer of Peoria in the third
round of a scheduled 10-round bout
before the Business Men's Athletic!
club Thursday night. Farmer broke
his left hand In the first round.
Venezuela has given British interests
practically exclusive rights to explare
the petroleum belt of that country.
B IE II 01 II DUD
"Mountains of Kentucky"
For Xmas day at the Colonial, the
international boat races. The Moose
quartet will sing on Xmas day.
Notice to Hunters
Will prosecute any hunters
found trespassing on any of
Signed by the Committee.
Farmers Protectire As
sociation of Black Hawk
WHEN IS IT TO BE?
President Tearney Variously
Quoted as to Date of the
MAY BE HELD NEXT WEEK
Another Version Ilan It MhMle of
January Springfield to Get . '
Cup Instead of Pennant. .
Chicaao papers, interviewing Pres
ident Tearney as to when the ad
journed Three-Eye league meeting is
to be held fail to agree in quoting '
him. One. has it that the meeting
will be held the coming week and
another that the session will not take
place till the middle of January.
Tearney some time ago asked the
Rock Island association when it
would be convenient to send a dele
gate and was informed that about
Dec. ' 29 would do. No word has
been received as to whether the ug-'
gestion is to be acted upon.
SENDS SPRIWGFIEI.n CCP.
President Tearney yesterday ahip
ped a cup to Owner Kinsella of the
Springfield club, the same being In
lieu of the pennant that most of the
clubs have preferred after winning
the championship. Usually the
champs are left to choose whether
they shall have a cup or a pennant,
but Mr. Tearney intimates that he
decided the matter this time.
The cup is 12 inches in height,
made of sterling silver with a gold
washed bowl, and mounted on an
8-inch base of ebony.
Ross Thornton, once manager of the
Islanders and at various other times
connected with other Three-Ey league
clubs, now proudly bears the title of
state balk line billiard champion of In
diana. Directors of the Qulncy ball club
are beating the bushes to scare up
that $2,500 which the association has
promised to pay the Central associa
tion within six weeks to eecur ita re
lease. . ,
Babe Meyers, who won the Cen
tral association pennant for Qulncy
last year will be manager again the
coming season. In case the ity lands
In the Three-Eye. Otherwise he will
probably be hunting a Job.
1 The Bloomington club announced the
Binning of Harry Moll and Charles
Wright, Inflelders, both of Chicago;
Fred Blakemore, catcher, Paris, Tenn.;
and Fred Hess, inflelder, of Dayton.
O. Moll was with Dubuque last year.
Clarence Rowland, .ew owner of the
Dubuque club, says he has a Christ
mas present for the fans of bis honi'
city in the shape of a string of fast
players signed up for the coming sea
son. What the present is he promises
to make known soon after the next
meeting of the league if
Roy Snyder's accuracy in .winging
'em over to first no doubt proved a
contributing cause to a mess of trouble
that he has gotten Into. The fact that
he is a ball player and his ordinary do
ings get into the sporting columns no
doubt also cut a figure. At any rate
the Islander shortstop's name heads
the list of hunters fined in Illinois dur
ing the last few weeks. Roy wn
mulcted $15 for killing more than the
doyen quail allowed to each shooter
for a day's sport. Had he been winter
ing around Rock Island Instead of at.
Mowequa he would never have broU:
the statute in this manner, for h;
would hardly have found a doe:i 'jivda
around here In a day's travel.
Sunday, Dec. 2 5
Matinee and Night.
Frank W. Dichardson Presents
A .COMMERCIAL TRAVELER
f"1 1 ,fl- a 'ood C"",e
lrj-e Matinee, 2.'c to all.
V. ening 25c, 35c 50c.
Phone West 224.
Monday, Dec. 26 -,'
Matinee and Kvcniiig '
The Hilarious Musical Comedy, tc
happy hooligan ;
With Ilmj Snow- as Happy Ifnollgin
So Different From All the Kct
More gorgeous costumes, more be
witching pretty girls, more up-to-"
date comedy, more brilliant wit.
more extravagant scenery, more
heavy laughs, more original ad
catchy music, more good, solid fun
than ever before, more novel and
pleasing specialties, more terpsichor
ean achievements. ' everything new
this season. .
Price Matinee 25c, 50c, boxe 75c.
- Evening 25c, SOc, 75c, boxe 91.
?hone AVeet 224. .