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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY", JANUARY 13, 1011.
GRAND OPERA HAS
HOME IN CHICAGO
Receipts for Ten-Weeks' Sea
son Near the $500,000
Miss Mable Montgomery, Leading
Woman in Madame X, Soon to be Here
IS PERMANENT INSTITUTION
Support Rivals That Accorded at the
Court Theatre of Germany
Plans for Next Season.
"With the certainty that Chicago's In
augural grand opera season by the Chi
cago Grand Opera company will Bhow
receipts for the 10 wks about to close
of approximately half a million dollars,
announcement was made last night
that the public which has paid in thi3
money will be rewarded by an even
greater company, better artists and
larger repertoire next winter.
The uncertainty which has existed j
about a continuance or tne grand op
era company another year was swept
aside definitely last night when careful
figuring, based on the big sales expe
rienced in St. Paul, where the company
Is now playing, convinced General
Manager Andreas Dippel there would
be no deficit.
"The Chicago Grand Opera company
has made good," paid Dippel last night.
"The Chicago public has shown con
clusively that it appreciates grand op
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Inspiration for Statnte by Lo-
rado Taft to Be Placed on
Rock River Shore.
IS FORTY-TWO FEET HIGH
Artist Ha-s Xot Attempted to Picture
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The mammoth statue of an Indian,
phia-Chicago Grand Opera company. I season at the Belasto in Washington if
Every Tuesday of the 11 weeks booked I the public expresses a desire to have
Not even in Germany can there i in Philadelphia we will give an opera j us."
be found a public so appreciative of
music. Certainly the four court thea
tres of that country, the two in Berlin
and those in Hanover and Wiesbaden,
where the expenses are about the same
as in Chicago, and which, in addition,
have a government subsidy, do not
show the receipts that we do in Chi
cago. LARGER fOMPASY PROMISED.
"Xext year we will have a larger
company and better artists. Letters
and reservations already received show
$2,000 more a night than the present
season, which averaged $2,800 a night.
That means we can figure on nearly
$5,000 a night next winter. With these
udditional funds we already are plan
ning big things. Some of the innova
tions in view are "Tristan and Isolde"
and "The Walkyrios" in Knglish. Also
the Humperdinck opera. "The King's
Children." and his older one, "Haensel
and Gretel." in our native tongue.
"Other possibilities next season are
Massenet's "Ie Jongieur de Notre
Dame,' 'Quo Vadis and 'Manon'; Mo
zart's 'Figaro' and 'Don Giovanni,' and
Victor Herbert's American opera 'Na
toma.' "We lost money on 'Salome' in Chi
cago, but the big St. Iouis- receipts off
set the loss. With 'The Girl From the
Golden West" we lost on the second
performance with the $7 scale of prices,
in New York at the Metropolitan and
on Thursday night we will play at the
Lyric theatre in Baltimore.
"At both of these cities we .will be
billed at the Chicago Grand Opera
company. Philadelphia and Baltimore
have already guaranteed a subscription j
The company has already given
three operas in Milwaukee and four in
St. Louis. Five will be given in St.
Paul. These are the only cities in the
middle west outside of Chicago which
will hear the company. Aside from
the "gala performance" of Jan. 6 the
of at least $5,000 a performance. There ! company has given C9 performances of
is a possibility we may play a short j 21 operas.
Jan. 20 "The Bavarians."
Jan. 22 Henry W. Savage's "Mad
Jan. 29 Aborn Grand Opera com
pany in "l Trovaiore."
! AT THE MAJESTIC.
1 But few vaudeville acts can come
'to a city of this size and "repeat, i
i that is remain the solid week where
j the audience is used to getting a
J change, and make good the latter
half as well as the former. That is
what the Langdons are doing, how
ever, and - their success is greater
edy sketch which is making a big
hit. The act put on by Kinzo, the
Japanese juggler, is also well worth
attention, as this oriental perform
er does many wonderful things in
juggling and balancing. Maurice
Burkhart sings character songs and
his German, Yiddish and Italian dia
lects are good. Mrs. Casey sings
"What Makes the World Go Round.'
which was the song hit of "A Broken
Idol." The Majestiscope shows the
dramatic film, "The Man Hater."
which has been- erected on Eagle's i
Nest, a promontory overlo
kock river at Oregon, in., is near-1
ing completion. Lorado Taft, fa-1
mous sculptor, deserves credit for
consummation of this work. Mr.
Taft writes from Chicago. "I have at
tempted no portrait of Black Hawk,
the famous Indian chief, nor did I
even have him in mind when I plan
red the outdoor work.
. . . . . j
ue artists love tne Hock river i
valley, because it is there we must
have our summer home, and I am
sure the same valley must have had
its strong appeal to the red man. So i
it was a natural Idea for a sculptor
to represent one of the old-time in-
habitants taking his last look over
that beautiful country . A jutting
promontory located the figure, and
the view from the railroad, some j
three mjles away, determined its j
IS XOT ni.tCK HAWK.
"The friends called it Black Hawk I
for convenience and I suppose the
big fellow will 'answer to' that name
henceforth. The face is purely ideal
a composite of various portraits of
The figure is 4 2 feet high and con
tains 500 barrels of cement. It j
stands about 200 feet above Rock
During the last week in December
the cement work was completed, but
the artist's mold will be left on the
figure till spring. The irfea is to
protect the statue from elements and
from settling until the cement has ,
The huge statue represents
Taft's work of three summers. Dur-
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OLLIE FERSCH. Mtfr.
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ing i list i nine ue TOiiufiifu iiif" lut'a, " (; '" " "
planned the memorial, made his mod-j the last three seasons, was sold yes-
Dut maae up on tne otner 5a periorm- now that when they came. Maiia
ence. ! per Quinn made no mistake in hold-
cOMP.isj's eastern DATES. , ing tbese people over for their
'Ve open In Philadelphia Jan. 2" at : pretty scenery. Rood comedy and two
the Philadelphia Metropolitan opera . funny automobiles have created
Pat Wright of Springfield has land-!
el ana directed buildinK of frame
work and statue, also of its massive
The forms into which the cement
of the statue was poured are made
of plaster of paris. The concrete
was deposited, starting at the bot
tom of the structure, the plant be
ing located at the base of the statue.
DlFFK l I.TIES MET.
A publication of Universal Port
land Cement company, printed the
following regarding this statue of an
"Several mechanical difficulties
have been encountered, such as the
raising of water 2."0 feet from the
j river level to the top of the statue
and the raising of materials through j
Pressy is a
NEARLY DROWNED PUCCINI.
a job as umpire in the Eastern; an inner well, seven feet square
house, formerly Hammerstein's. On j many laughs at the Majestic. "The
account of local pride we were forced I Lobster and the I.ady" is the name
to change the Dame to the Philadel-iof Bicknell and Gibney's new com-
CLERGYMAN WANTS "TO PUT THOSE WHO
NEED HELP ON THE RIGHT TRACK"
Writes Letter in the Hope of Helping Sufferers From Colds to
Cure Them as He Was Cured.
league, where he will be associated j within the structure. The work,
once more with Joe McGinniiy, with i however, is progressing well and is
whom he started in the professional I already one of the most striking
game years ago. j features of the landscape about Ore-
!gon. i-orado Taft, the sculptor, is
A. P. Owens, formerly known asj'0 be congratulated for his initiative
"Rusty," paid a visit to Burlington, ) alKI a lso Ior nis neierminauon m put
Iowa, yesterday and the Gazette says
that he is a changed man. He is now
manager of a theatre at Ottumwa and
has taken on new dienity and avoirdu
pois. He is now a staid and dignified
gent, and is trying to forget the foilies
of his pa6t.
Second Baseman Siner, with Mon
mouth last jear, has signed with Dan
ville. Manager McCarthy still talks
hopefully of landing a couple of big
testify has never failed when put to! league castoffs, but he has evidently
the test. received a tip to go a little slower
This letter Is given without solicita-: with the expense account.
tion, but with the hope that it may be ;
the means of putting someone whoj Paul Meloan is slated to start the sea-
needs the help I have received on the son in right with the White Sox thi3
through this work regardless of ex
Pitcher Pressy to Pirates.
Kewanee. 111., Jan. 13. William
Pressy. the star pitcher of the Ke
wanee Central association team for
two sections. Part I. contains the rec
ords of 1910 of the major and minor
leagues. In this division of the book
can ,ie found the world's series; the
annual meetings of the leagues; charts
of the American, National and all min
or leagues during the year; an article
on attendance in 1910; pfficial aer
ages of all the leagues; the pennant
winners for the year; post season ser
ies in New York; 1910 statistics, and
what the players did. in 1910. Spald-
"When Puccini, the Italian composer ing s u.nciai Haseoan uecora win ne
who did the rausio for the grand opera sent to any address In the united
nmrtiiftinn of "The Girl of the Golden States or Canada, postpaid, upon re-
West," sailed for home from Newjceipt of 10 cents by 'the American
York he was most extensively kissed Sports Publishing company, 21 Warren
up. j street. New York.
Headed by Onttl -Casnzza, the direc- i
tor. and Amato. the baritone, forty of j pRQVE BUZZARDS TURN GRAY
the men singers ana rnorus men ml
All Masculine Members of Opera Com
pany Sped Composer Seaward.
The following letter from a Phillips
port, NT. Y., clergyman is of special In
terest Rev. John Ernest Parker, "in
the hope of putting those who need
help, on the right track to get it," as
he says, tells his experience: "For! right track to get it," (Signed) John spring.
several winters I have used Father
John's medicine when suffering from a
severe cold, and it has never failed to
give the desired results. When living
where "Father John's' Is not procura
ble, I have tried other so-called reme
dies, but relief, did not come and we
have sent Quit a distance for this
friend of humanity which I am glad to
President Comiskey has
Ernest Parker, pastor, M. E. church, i bought Mattie Mclntyre from Detroit
Phillipsport. N Y. i for left and will start Bodie, the won-
You should remember that neglect- derful hitter from the r-ific coast,
ed colds at this season of thP year I in center. Meloan will be in' right,
quickly lead to pneumonia and that; With Pat Dougerty in reserve Paul will
you can fortify the system with Father, j have to show class from the very be-
Tuesday Night, Jan. 17
Joseph Brooks Presents
John's medicine, and from it gain
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CHIVINGJQN IS REELECTED
American Association Fail to Dis
cuss Invasion of Big Cities.
Chicago, Jan. 13. At the annual
meeting of the American association
yesterday at the Congress hotel. T.
M. Chivington was reelected presi
dent for one year, the present con
stitution was not touched and the
invasion of Chicago and other ma;c r
league cities received a dose of cold
water, merely for the :casa that
the magnates refused to di.ciss jurli
a momentous matter. It was. .in- of
the shortest sessions on record.
Cheap Candy Kills a Child,
j Kewanee. 111.. Jan. 13. In the
opinion of the attending physician
(the 1 8-months-old daughter of
i Charles De Crane of Geneseo town
ship diedrom poisoning in the col-!
oring of cheap candy. i
In a I nique Comedy,
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the 'Metropolitan organization went ti
the pier to see their compatriot off.
There were no lady song birds there.
The hour wns too early. But a couple
of hundred of Puccini's enthusiastic
fellow countrymen stood on the string
pieces and cheered.
When the shore bell rang the kissing
started. In a body the Metropolitan
group charged ou Puccini. Like a
brave man h" met I hem, with arms
extended and Kps touted.
A sound like somebody taking o?T a
pair of wet galoshes in a hurry!
That was Gattl-Osazzi's double kiss,
one for each cheek of Puccini.
A wound like Bossle the Brindle pull
ing her hind foot out of the mud.'
That was Amafo's fervent salute.
A sound liKe somebody stropping a
That was Scott I. the bnsso. putting
seven or eight quick ones over.
A series of sounds suggestive of
drowning kittens in a well!
That was the minor stars taking
A su eplnn of sound? like ft.OOO
harelippt-d a tnrs drinking their chow
der from the end of the spoon!
That was the ch'irus men.
A grnnd medley, slnhincr. crashing,
smashing lioulri sounds like the waters
coming down at I.adcre!
That was evervltody kicking in at
once for a last change.
Puccini drowned prime. ITe was res
cued as he went down for the last
time with a low, gurgling cry. taken
to bis stateroom, pumped out. dried off
with rough towels.
But it wes n cio.-e call.
Elrd Marked by Bell Fifty Years Ago
Was Black Then.
That a buzzard turns prny with fige
was prrved at Louisville. Kj, with
the finding of the body of a buzzard
to which a bell was tied more than
fiffy years ntro by Jason Williams in
The buzzard when captured by Mr.
WilHi'.Pis wns yorng, unable to. flv
and was perfectly black. Many of the
feathers now are partially gray. It N
supposed the buzzard was frozen to
death In the recent blizzard.
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Kcferee Come to Aid of the Boston!
Fighter in Mill at Memphis.
Memphis. Tcnn.. Jan. 13. Kid
Farmer nf Peoria. III., fairly smoth
ered Young Kenney of Boston before j
the National Athletic club last nifcht. J
The iipht was stepped by Referee;
Williamson after the third round, j
with Kenney stapeerins; about thei
ring. In the preliminaries Steve Mr- I
Ginley of .Voline. 111., won a decision !
over Eddie Weber cf Indianapolis.
i Morris Knocks Out Kennedy.
j Bartlesville, O'tla.. Jan. 13. t'arl !
j Morris of Sanulpa. heralded as the I
j "white man's hope." lat night made!
I short work of "Spike" Kennedy of ,
j Kansas City In a scheduled 15 round I
j bout by knocking him out in thei
second round. Kennedy v.-B3 floored!
: four times. j
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