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THE ROCK ISLAND AHGUS. SATURDAY. JAXL'AKV 7. 1911.
rvlarie De Trsce, Who is Beverly Calhoun
in IMcCutcheon Drama to be Seen Here
ime alone will tell, but those who
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h ive the matter in hand have no1
fears as to the result, judging from !
the glowing reports received and the'
interest manifested. The play has j
clcsely adhered to the book, every i
line and situation being reproduced !
with faithfulness. The book lent it-'
:elf readily to a dramatization. The j
stage pictures are a continuous sur-J
prise. The play will be presented at j
the Illinois next Tuesday evening. '
FAMOUS ORGANIZATION COMING.'
The Aborn English Grand Opera i
company, which had a run of 10 weeks i
to crowded audiences in Chicago last j
spring, wiii return to inai Ciiy anoui
the first of March for its second an
nual engagement there, and will stop
at Rock Island for one performance
at th Illinois theatre. Sunday nijrbt.
Jan. 29. This noted organization does
net usually make one-night stands or
short engagements of any kind, but
when Manager R. H. Taylor learned it
was coming this way he immediately
opened negotiations to bring it nere,
! and as a result he has Just received
j contracts for the engagement. This is
I the largest operatic organization on
j tour, numbering 100 singers and musi
ician3 in its double cast, chorus and
j orchestra, and carries productions for
j several operas, requiring three bag
i gage cars, one 'Pullman and two day
' coaches for Its transportation. Mana
i ger Taylor is now negotiating with Mil
iton and Sargent Aborn. through their
Royal Russian Dancers Who Are to
Perform Here the Present Month
Jan. T "I'aiJ in Full."
Jan. 22 Ilfiiry V. Savage's corn
f any in 'Madariif X."
Jan. 27 Aborn Cirend OiiMa. conn
jicr;y, with 00 fru;i!t.
PAID IN FULL" HERE TODAY.
Tin.- attraction today at the I i I i r: c i s
thcat re is Kugene Walter's forceful
(!ramk if Aiiioii'an Ma, "I'nid in
Full." There " will lw natinee awl
tsight rerfori:ian-t'. Ti e production
N'aturv (,'ivcs Tuii-i.v Warnings Tliat
. II-t k l-.Iaail ( i'i.cii t an -f-foril
Danger signal Xo. 1 comes from
the kidney secretions. They will
warn you when t!)e kidneys are
Lick. Well kidneys excrete a dear,
amber fluid. Si k kidneys send out
n thin, pale and foau:y, or a thick,
led. ill-smelling urine, full of sedi
ment and irregular of passage.
; Danger signal No. 2 comes from
(he bark. Hack pains, dull and
liravy, or sharp and acute, tell you
if sick kidneys and warn you of the
N'ew York office, to decide what opera
their company will present when it
comes here, and the decision will be
Guy Bates Post's delineation of
Phiiip Morrow, the southern governor
in "The Xigger," who loses caste, poli
tical preferment and a sweetheart by
jthe discovery that he has negro blood
j in his veins, is described by Will Sage,
jthe dramatic editor of the Cleveland
j Leader as one of the first remarkable
j instances of the realistic characters
ever seen upon the stage. Mr. Post
in "The Xigger" is to be seen at the
Curtis tomorrow night.
j "THE FORTUNE HUNTER."
Frank Bacon, who is playing the
j old druggist-inventor in Winchell
i Smith's comedy, "The Fortune Hunt
, er," which will be offered at tht
(Grand opera house next Wednesday
evening. r cently had an amusing ex-
rcrience with a Chicago teamster.
..a iir-M.-D Driv Mr. IJaccn had occasion to hire an
"A MESScNtcR BOY. ' . . . , .. ,
, old colored man and his moving van
The Sioux City (Iowa) Journal :,G transfer some goods from the
said of "A Messenger Boy." to be; theatre to Mr. Bacon's hotel. Mr.
seen matinee and nirht tomorrow at j Bacon was busy at the time the old
the Illinois theatre: "George I), jinan called to collect and told him
Sweet, supported by a remarkably to stand in the wings and watch the
rtrong ' company, presented that performance until he was done with
spiemiid melodrama, "A Messenger ! his part and then he would pay him.
Boy.' at :he opera house last night, j When the time came for payment,!
The plot of the play is a realistic ' Mr. Bacon went to his dressing
presentation of life from the outside room and peeled off a new $10 bill,
world, thru appeals so forcibly to which he handed to the darkey. The
our natures. The kidnaping of two j man locked at the bill suspiciously,
children, with their final rescue, with I handed it back to Mr. Bacon and
a tale of devoted and trusting love I said. "If hits all de same, boss, jist
that had 'ts oricin in the outcast life, give me some hard money so 1 can
cf the street waifs at pier 46 in thelbeah it jingle, kase i nebber did care
(Treat city, with the manly honor and j much foah dat stage money."
final reward of the kidnaped boot-'
black, who possesses noble traits of; HARLAN STARRING.
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At the left. Mile. Anna Pavlowa and Mikall Mordkln In "Ocular Opera."
At the right Mile. Pavlowa wearing headdress given her by the Czar.
The Orlcntsllsm that everywhere creeps ; a solid mass of pearls ar.d was a Klft
!r.to the Russian national spirit Is strong-j from the Czar of Russia. It occaslonel
ty apparent In this picture of Mile. Anna;. "Mile. Pavlowa no little annoyance at the
Pavlowa. prima ballerina assoluta of the! custom house recently, when she arrived
Imperial Russian Ballet. St. Petersburg:, j from the land of the "Little Father" to
The Kokotschnik Is popularly supposed to , Introduce the favorite Russian form o?
t.e a relic of other days in Russia, but j entertainment. -Ocular Opera." in Amer-
nch Is not the case. Everywhere amor.g: cla.
is ofTered by the I'nited Flay com
the older families samples or these re
markable head dresses are treesured heir
looms. They are often richly jewelled
ar.o emblazoned with gold.
Tills particular Kokotschnik Is almost
Ml!e. Pavlowa'K partrer in the presen
tation of "Visual Opera" is M. Mikall
Mordkin, whose physical beauty and
grace have crca'fd a furore among fash
ionable wnmen of Xew York.
nrpareatlf for" tne purpose of exhibit
ing to the best advantage the glltter-
taper linger. ow ne wouia piace dj
thumbs in the armholes of his waist
coat and spread out his fingers on Irs
flashing surface: then one net of digit
would be released and he would lean
affectedly on the table, supporting him
self with his right hand: anon h
would push aside the curls from his
"But as he proceeded all traces of
dandyism and affectation were lost.
With a rapidity of ntterance perfectly
astonishing lie referred to pnt events
and Indulged in anticipations of the
mure. The Whigs were, of course,
the objects of bis unsparing satire,
and his eloquent denunciations of them
were applauded to the echo. In all he
said he proved himself to be the fin
ished oraior. Every period was round
ed with the utmost elegance, and In
his most daring flights, when one trem
bled lest he should fall from the giddy
height to ahlch he had attained, he so
gracefully descended that every hearer
was wrapped in admiring surprise.
Ills voice, at first so finical, gradually
became full, musical and sonorous and
with every varying sentiment was
beautifully modulated. Ills arras no
longer appeared to be exhibited for
ehow, but he exemplified the eloquence
of the hand. The dandy was trans
formed Into the man of mind, the Man
tallnl looking personage Into a prac
ticed orator and finished elocutionist.'
Saturday, Jan. 7
Matinee juul Night
TTE GREAT AMERICAN PIT
nalit l - - - -
With a brilliant cast of players
Two Years in New York, Seven
Month in Chicago.
Seat sale Thursday, Jan. 8.
I "rice. Kvt-ning 2c, rVOrt 7."Vc. llox 91.
Matinee 2.c box ROe.
Phone West 224.
rt those who complain of having to
work undertake to do nothing. If this
does not convert them nothing will
power to keep his son from entering ' Ou years like yours can never call in
the theatrical profession. Anna vain;
Held, who speaks from long exper-: 'Tis more 'tis love is In these pic
ience, gave her opinion in emphatic' tures shown,
terms when questioned by a dramatic i And fain would teach to make its
writer as to whether she would al- joys your own.
low her little daughter to become an j From scenes like these, then, who j
Sunday, January 8
William A. Brady Presents
Guy Bates Post
Prices 9f.no, 9f.OO, 7."c, nor and ."c
could absence brook.
When calkd by love and beauty and
Miss Tuke?" !
actress. Not only is Miss Held de
termined to keep her daughter from
choosing the stage as a career, but
she is careful to keep her far from
the theatre or anything pertaining
thereto. While Getrude Coghlan,
daughter of the late Charles Cogh-1 Yout!lfll, Israeli. Elegant and
lau, lulling uu until i ivrvi taiivcu en
thusiastically about the stage as a
career for women, saying among'
Sunday, Jan. 8
.Matinee and Night
George P. Sweet Presents the Rip
Roaring Comedy Succtss
A MESSENGER BOY
Featuring the Clever Comedian
Supported by the talented and beau
tiful actress. Miss Peatrice Terry, in I
the stellar role, and a dozen others.
See the beautiful East river ferry:
scene. See the tiger's den, introduc-j
ing several specialties. Interspersed!
with musical numbers. i
IYico. Matinee tOc and S.lr. 1
livening -"', '"- and noc.
Phone West 221. 1
A BRILLIANT FOP.
l.nn'.r and integrity, makp a drama; otis Harlan, recently with "Baby
that fascinates while it pleases. The Mine," is being presented in "The
s otie at the grat Brooklyn bridge, jGiri and tne Drummer." the lively
with night on the east river with its nlliSicaI play by George Broadhurst
lights and piers is worth the price anj Augustus Barratt.
it admission alone. Colonel Worry, j
the egotistical irrasribie but warm HACKETT IN A NEW PLAY,
heanej old man who never forgets j james k. Hackett, the romantic
his war record, is a whole circus , at.tor. has added a new Dlav to his
with the clowns thrown in. The cun-; extensive repertoire. It is "The
Benjamin Disraeli's career In practl-
other things in its favor that it paid j cal politics began with a series of te-
the largest returns for the least ef- verses that might have discouraged a
fort, she uttered an emphatic 'No'" less persistent fighter. Five times the
to the question as to whether she youthful novelist and versatile bud
would allow her daughter, if she had ding 8tatesman aJtpmpted to break
i several hundred members of the the-'
'atrical profession, many of them
approach of dropsy, diabetes and ring villain and his female accom- j King's Game," and it is by George
-IlrighCs disease, n-an's Kidney pills , plu-e maKe you snucioer at tne re- Hrackett seitz. The action of the
i tire sit k kidneys and c ure them per- alistie presentation of all that is vil-; play take8 place in the realms of the
.taanently. Here is prrof in the I lainous and mean. To enumerate t he king of Turranja and it tells a story
Statement of a nearby n-ident. cood features would be to give theiof royai Jove of intrigue, of anar-
l J. W. Whiteside. 3 I'm Tw enty-se -i cut ire cast, for there is not a weakjchistic pIottJng and of the kind of
a nd street, Moline. 111.. says: "I . place in either the plot or the play- ; a(jventure that appeals to the heart
:ktiow that D-v.ifs Kidney I'iils are.ers. while tht parting of Grit and;of those who iove romance for ro
good kidney medicine. They liave Hoxy, and the finding of a sister's ; mance s 8ake. Mr Hackett plays the
"betn used in our home f..r lame- hUn are the very highest scenes of , role of the kinB wno jn ,he drama
fliess and suretiess across the back pathos, and" arp presented just as Js referre(i to as "The "Man." It is
Hud dull pains in the loins. Relief they are w ritten." ; probable "The King's Game" will be
made the leading feature of Mr.
Hackett'8 repertoire during the rest
' of the season. Western newspaper
critics speak enthusiastically of the
lias 'always been received. Though
1 have never had need of a kidney
'medicine myself. I have seen what
"BEVERLY OF GRAUSTARK."
The present tour of "Beverly" is
excellent results have been obtain- preliminary to an early opening in
cd from the us' of Doan's Kidney ; London and Australia. Delamater
'Pills aud can. therefore, recommend ; & Norris, the well known New York
'them," i producers, have also for some time
For sale by all dealers. Price 50 had under serious consideration
rents. Foster-Milburn company, Buf-1 tempting offers from several conti- j ner J7tn year playing in Edgar Sel
laio. -ew lorn, soie agents ior tne ; nentai managers anu irom present,
rl'nited States. (appearances "Beverly" will be spok-
4 Remember tho name Dean's en in a language foreign to her own.
'and take no other. i How she will bear the transplanting
WHERE NERVE WON.
There is a little girl, just passed
IlLltiOIS THEATRE, TUESDAY, JAN. 10
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ORJGfNAL B ROADWAY W YOX
STUDEBAKR TffATtf CCAOO.
BY ROBT. M. BAKf?..
OK AO TABL. CAST' 0 Q K
tJ TROPpi- TA V ARjy,S ZS.f Q
a r a J?) nA n? AfASSl ?CsY?Y.
A TORTUS Af GEAUTrUL COSr(V3.
Prices 2;c, -50c, 75c, $1 anJ $1.5U.
Phone West 224
wyn's comedy, "The Country Boy."
Her name is Geraldine O'Brien, and
she bails from Baltimore. She has
a sister, Nora, who achieved some
success on the stage, and Geraldine
made up her mind that she was go
ing on the stage and was going to
succeed. Her family opposed this
step. One afternoon in her home in
Baltimore she determined that she
would run away and come to New
York and get a position on the stage.
Her worldly possessions in the sbaps
of cash, consisted of $4.5r). Four
dollars of this she expended for a
railroad ticket and with 50 cents
in her purse she got off the Pennsyl
vania ferry at Twenty-third street in
the big city of New York, and pro
ceeded to the home of a school
friend of hers, who was living there,
where she stayed all night. The next
morning she went out on the Rialto,
and by sheer luck happened to come
to the notice of Henry B. Harris,
j through Edgar Selwyn. who heard
her rich southern dialect and was
i engaged for the part of the colored
waitress In "The Country Boy."
Geraldlne's nerve, hasn't forsaken
her. She says that she is going to
jplay Juliet before 6he Is 21, and the
chances are she will. She is study
ling the part now. If $4.50 and un
i limited nerve can get a raw school
! girl from Baltimore to New York
! city and land her a job within 24
j hours after her arrival here, that
fame nerve is liable to land her a
star before her sisters in the profes
sion wake up and realize that tomor
j row is another day.
; CHILOREN AND STAGE.
It will be recalled that Henry MH
iler tried every me&ns within his
leading actresses, with whom I have
talked at different times, I have nev
er heard one say that she would
make actprs of her children, If she
had any. Exchange.
IN CHICAGO HOUSES.
Albert Chevalier, the greatest of
living English character comedians,
and one of the few men who have
really stamped a great personality
on the stage of the day, comes to
morrow night to the Princess the
atre. Chicago, in "Daddy Dufard."
in which he has Just finished a New
York city run that was marked by
immense artistic and popular suc
cess. Chevalier has never before
been seen in the United States as
an actor, but always in his guise as
a peerless and unmatched enter
tainer in vaudeville. In which de
partment of the modern stage he
made himself immensely popular by
his character sketches and his sing
ing of ballads of coster and cock
ney life and character.
Miss Gertrude Elliott, the younger
sister of Maxine Elliott, will on next
Monday night begin an engagement
fn the Grand opera house. Chicago,
in the most successful of all last sea
son's plays in that theatre. "The
Dawn of Tomorrow," written by
Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is in
this successful and appealing play
that Miss Elliott returned to her
native land after years of success
and adulation In London, where she
occupies the highest position on the
stage yet von by an American ac
FIRST MASH NOTE.
The first mash note of which we
have any record, sent to an Ameri
can actress, and a copy of which is
here appended, was sent to Mrs;
Tuke'. who was the leading woman
in Hallam's company !n New York
during the season of 1791:
"Here beauty calls at her enchant
What bosom feels not a resistless
Tis youth accosts you, whose per
is your most precious osses
sion. Your first aid to health
should be the reliable and
proved family remedy
la boxes 10c aad 2Sc
into parliament before he succeeded in
winning an election, going down to de
feat three times at Wycombe and once
In William Flayvelle Monypenny's
"Life of Benjamin Disraeli" the au
thor declares that tales are still told in
Wycombe of Disraeli's famous first
speech from the portico of the lied
"The youthful orator was now at the
height of his dandyism, aud his 'curls
and ruffles' played no small part In
the election. Standing on the top of
the porch beside the figure of the lion,
with his pale face set off by masses of
jet black hair and bis person plente
ously adorned with lace and cambric,
he must have seemed to the spectators
better fitted for his role of fashionable
novelist than for that of strenuous pol
itician. Great, then, was their sur
prise when this 'popinjay,' as a hostile '
newspaper called him. began to pour
forth a torrent of eloquence with tre
mendous energy of action and in a
voice that carried far along the Hfgb
street. He had an Instinct for the dra
matic effects which bold the attention
of the mob. 'When the poll is declared
I shall be there,' he exclaimed, accord
ing to a Wycombe tradition, pointing
to the head of the lion, 'and my ppo- j
nent -will be there,' pointing to the i
tail. By the admission even of the op
posite party the speech was a com
plete success, and his popularity with
the crowd was thenceforth assured."
As to the young orator's appearance
at Taunton, Mr. Monypenny gathers
these comments of an eyewitness from
an almost forgotten book of that time:
"Never In my life had I been so
struck by a face as I was by that of
DisraelL It was lividly pale, and from
beneath two finely arched eyebrows
blazed out a pair of Intensely black
eyes. I never have seen such orbs in
mortal sockets either before or since.
His physiognomy was strictly Jewish.
Over s broad, high forehead were ring
lets of coal black, glossy hair, which,
combed away from his right temple,
fell in luxuriant clusters or bunches
over his left cheek and ear, which it
entirely concealed from Tiew.
"There was a sort of half smile, half
sneer playing about his beautifully
formed mouth, the upper lip of whif b
was curved as we see It In the por-
attired in a dark bottle green frock q
coat, a waistcoat of the most extrava
pant pattern, the frr.nt of which was tt
almost covered with glittering chains. jQ
and In fancy pattern pantaloons. He j q
wore a plain black stock, but no collar , v
was risible. Altogether-he was the o
most intellectual looking exquisite I v
had ever seen. s o
"He commenced In a lisping. laefca- O
dalsical tone of Tolce. He minced bis i o
phrases in apparently the most affect- Q
ed manner and while be was speakln? 'o
placed his bands in all Imaginable po- 0
sftioiis. not leceux he felt awkward ?o
and did not know, lil:e bonly la a ' .
Saturday, Jan. 28
Preliminary Aimimncctnriit of the
I'irst American 'lour f
Mile. Anna Pavlowa
M. Mikail Mordkin
Imperial Russian Ballet
With Complete Orchestra. Thi-odore
By ieial arrangement with tlw
Ku4slan government ami Metropoli
tan Opera company. New York.
Two more days. Now who's
got the show? We present the
best act in vaudeville:
The world famous yet smallest
entertainers on Ihe American
5 Other Bijr Feature Acts
Free. Free. $5 in gold and a
big box of candy Sunday mat
inee. You can order seats by
phone. Old lGSp.
Tuesday, Jan. 10.
A. G. Delamater and William Norris
present the original stupendous New
York and Chicago production of
George llarr MrCutcheon's
Dramatized from the novel. "Beverly
of Graustark." by Kobcrt
A notable cast of 2T.
A carload of massive scenery.
A fortune in gorgeous royal mili
Prices 25c, 50c, 75c, $1, $1.50
Sale opens Sunday ! a. in.
Phone West 22 4.
Wednesday,Jan. 1 1
Prices 50c to $2
Seat Sale Opens Monday
at 9 a. m.
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THE HOUSE OF QUALITY
For the late3t and very
best quality pictures of
quality, good music and
good singers. Complete
Change of program
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