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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY, MAY 5, 1911.
THE CANDY GIRL-"
Thm mirntiern th Illinois the
atre Sunday win b tie B- M. Garfield
Amusement company, (Inc.) produc
tion, of th. musical corned. The
Candy Girl." The company 1b headed
by ISSbb' E31a .Warner Da via, ana
among the supporting company are
Kornan Hun ley. "Wade Rlps
mx. Herbert Pavey, Harry Wilsom.
and tt Misses Eunice Hallo. Florence
POWERS IN -HAVANA."
James T. Powers In the George Ed
wardes London Gaiety musical sue
css, "Havana," with a company of
over 100 people, will be the attraction
at the Illinois theatre next Tuesday,
when the Messrs. Shubert send the
greatest of their Casino productions.
witn the possible exception or tneir re
cent allitar revival of "This Mikado"
to this city. For nearly two years
Mr. Powers appeared as Samuel Nix,
bos'un of th yatch "Wap, In "Hava
"na" at the Casino and now, after this
memorable engagement, the piece Is
being sent on tour. The music of "Ha
vana" Is by Leslie Stuart, composer of
"Florodora" and creator of that won
derful sextette "Tell Me Pretty Maid
en." For "Havana" he has compos
ed an octette which proved a greater
hi' than did the former sextette. It
Is called "Hello People, People Hel
lo," and Is sung by eight winsome
little misses who are noted for their
charm of manner and beauty. As a
matter of fact, the entire score of "Ha
vana" is replete with capital numbers.
There are three scenes all of them be
ing laid In Havana, Cuba. The scen
ery, by the way, was modelled after
Sunday, May 7, Mat. and Eve.
The B. M. Garfield Co. Presents
MISS ELLA WARNER DAVIS
The English Singer in the
A Refined Musical Comedy In 3 Acts.
Prices, 25c, 35c, 50c. Mat. 25c
Any Seat In the House
Don't miss this big show
for the last half week.
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that used In the London production.
The costuming la by Melville EUlis.
"PARADISE OF MAHOMET."
Grace Van' Studdiford. who has
charmed our- -theatregoers often be
fore, will come to the Burtis Tuesday
in the comic opera bouffe, "The Para
dise of Mahomet," that Manager Dan
iel V. Arthur is producing. This play
has Just scored a success at the Her
ald Square theatre in New York city
and everything will be seen here Just
aa it was there. The book and lyrics
were adopted for the American stage
by Harry B. and Robert B. Smith from
the French version of HenH Blondeau,
while the music is by the famous com
poser, Robert Planquette. The story
that the new Van Studdiford vehicle
tells is one of lone In the orient. It
has to do with the Intrigues of a
prince who has been fascinated by a
young widow, of whom h caught but
a fleeting glimpse as be was starting
out on a tour of the world. He re
turns to Constantinople just as she is
about to marry a scheming English
marriage broker who is after her dow
ry. The prince discovers a gypsy girl
whom the Englishman has forsaken.
He enlists her aid in spiriting away
the widow while all the wedding
guests are BtupeSed from the punch
which has been dragged. When the
widow recovers from the stupeflca
tion, she is made to believe that she
is in paradise Instead of In the gar
dens of the prince's palace. He mas
querades as her first husband, who
was lost at sea.. His American chauf
feur, an able abetter in all his
schemes, masquerades as the missing
husband of the aunt of the young wi
dow, and altogether after many unex
pected complications have arisen,
they accomplish the purpose of the
prince to make the iilow his wife.
AT THE MAJESTIC.
Operating eight figures, the great
Crenyon, an English ventriloquist, is
making quite a hit at the Majestic
theatre as one of the features of the
last half bill which opened there yes
terday. Crenyon does some truly re
markable things in the way of Illu
sion, and had his audience laughing
most of the time. The characters
are an old man, a woman, a tough
boy. a colored boy a cat, a donkey,
a little girl and a "clock, and among
these Crenyon does some very clever
work. It Is one of the biggest jobs
attempted by a ventriloquist. For
those who like real southern black
face comedy and some levee dancing,
there is the Carolina four, a quartet
of singing colored boys who can get
harmony in easy fashion and who
pleased with some new songs and fun
making Cody and the two Merritt
sisters i'n an acrobatic danre pleased.
A funny sketch completed the bill.
Mrs. Casey sings a new song, and the
Majestic scope shows two pictures.
NAUGHAM ON THE DRAMA.
W. Somerset Xaugham. the clever
Enc'iish dramatist who wrote "Mrs
Dot." the comedy in which Miss Billie
Burke will be seen at the Grand next
Monday, is noted for the brightness of
his dialogue, but he doesn't keep all
his wit for his plays. He puts some
of it into his conversation, especially
when he is talking to a newspaper
man. Here are some of his remarks,
culled from a review a New York re-
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"The coming drama will be the play
of the last two thousand years and the
next two thousand the drama that
entertains and interests."
"The drama that Is not going to
come in the- future. Just as it hasn't
come in the past, is the drama that
bores while it pretends to elevate."
"Personally, I don't want to be up
lifted, but I dare say there are people
who do. The only thing I resent is
that they 6hould ask me to uplift
"A man who goes in for play writ
ing, unless he has a private income is
an awful fool."
"To write a play requires no intel
lectual ability. It is well to have in
tellectual ability, but not essential.
You can write a play If you have the
knack of getting what you have to say
over the footlights. And heaven only
knows what that knack Is and how it
cornea. Fortunately, only a very few
have It, and consequently those who
have it are able to keep the wolf from
A GLASS CURTAIN
Unique Feature of Theatre
City of Mexico Will
Weigh 27 Tons.
HOUSE TO COST $8,000,000
Twenty-five Hundred Feet of Glass
Mosaic, Divided Into 200
Panels, in Drop.
glass curtain weighing nearly thir
ty tons is the latest thing In theatrical
construction and in fire protection.
This curtain was made in New York,
but it is destined for the new SS.000.000
theater In the City of Mexico.
The National theater In the City of
Mexico, now approaching completion,
will be a beautiful addition to the
works of art on this continent, and
this curtain will not be the least of its
beauties. The theater. In fact; will be
one of the most Important and beauti
ful structures In the world.
The building is constructed entirely
of white marble, much of which has
been supplied from the quarries of
Mexico and the remainder from Car
rara. It occupies a central location In
the Alameda, or park, its four ap
proaches following the parabolical lines
employed In the general architectural
design of the structure.
BEAlTIFt L STRUCTURE.
Over $8,000.1)00 in gold will have
been expended upon the theater before
it Is complete, a large part of which
has been used for material and labor
in Mexico, that so far as possible the
nation' shall benefit. Its seating -capacity
is about 8,000, and the building,
with its ramps, fountains and gardens,
covers an area of five acres, or more
than two of our city blocks. '
This theater is one of a number of
public buildings which have been de
signed for the substantial improve
ment and adornment of the City of
Mexico to be not only a fitting home
for Mexican dramatic art, but as a
perpetual monument to the progress
of the republic under the wise admin
istration of Its venerable president
Senor Adamo Boari, the distinguish
ed architect of the City of Mexico, de
voted much time and thought to the
selection of a suitable curtain which
must not only be fireproof, but deco
rative in character. Nature had al
ready provided a scene which assisted
him in the choice of an appropriate
picture for this part of the work,, and
he determined to depict the perpetual
snow capped peaks of Iztaccihautl and
Popocatepetl rising thousands of feet
into the cloudless sky, a veritable poem
Various attempts were made with
paints, with Bohemian and Venetian
glass, but without success until it was
suggested that a mosaic curtain of
glass would combine safety against
fire with the decorative merits of a
pointing to express the romantic story
of the two volcanoes.
The magnitude or the undertaking
may be appreciated when it is stated
that the curtain contains more than
2,500 square feet of glass mosaic and
weighs twenty-seven tons. To Insure
its safe transportation from the studios
to the City of Mexico It has been divid
ed into 200 panels, each three feet
square, containing nearly 1,000,000
pieces of favrile glass, which have beea
iDlaid into a concrete composition im
pervious alike to heat and moisture.
The glass was made especially for
this particular work. Twenty mosaic
workers have been continuously em
ployed in its construction for a period
of over fifteen months.
The curtain will be operated by hy
draulic pressure and the time required
to raise or lower it seven seconds.
PLACED AROUND POPE.
Na One Hsreaftar Is to B Received by
The Vatican authorities realize that
bad the man Desantl, who shot at a
priest In St Peter's recently and who
confessed that he intended to make
an attempt on the pope's Ufa, been a
more Intelligent and' more determined
man he conid easily have reached the
papal apartment. They have conse
quently decided to Increase the sur
veillance over the apostolic palaces
and take special precautions to guard
the pope. Cardinal Merry del Tal, the
papal secretary of state, baa had con
ferences on the subject with the papal
major domo, the prefect of the apoa
to 11c palaces and the commanders of
the gendarmes and the Swiss guards.
It was suggested by these gentlemen
that gendarmes and Swisc guards In
plain clothes should be stationed at the
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papal antechambers with orders to al
low no one under any pretext to en
ter the audience chamber unless able
to show a ticket from the major domo.
It waa also suggested that If possible,
visitors to the Vatican gardens should
be escorted by gendarmes, that tickets
for collective audiences or religions
functions should not be given to any
body not personally acquainted with
the major domo or who is not provid
ed with a letter of Introduction from
a responsible person and that when
the pop takes his daily walk In the
gardens he should be accompanied by
four of the noble guards.
The pope was at first unwilling to
submit to these measures, which, he
said, restricted his personal liberty,
and be considers it unnecessary, as he
felt sufficiently protected by Provi
dence, but Cardinal Merry del Val con
vinced him that the snticlerieals were
as dangerous aa anarchists and per
suaded the pontiff that the precautions
were fully Justified. The pope then
unwillingly promised to discontinue
the practice of receiving his fellow
countrymen from Venice informally,
as It was pointed out to him that had
Desantl, who is a native of Isrria and
consequently speaks the Venetian dia
lect pretended .that ,he was a . Vene
tian and asked to see the pontiff he
could -easily have obtained access to
the audience chamber even without
applying for a ticket to the major
domo. ' '
CHICKEN FARM IN PRISON.
Ex-Millionair In Chsrgs Will Utilize
Training When He Gets Out.
The Illinois state penitentiary la go
ing into the chicken Industry, and Pe
ter Van Vlisslngen, the convict rear
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estate broker of Chicago, has been
made care tender of two Incubators
Having In view the new penitentia
ry, with Its thousands of acres of farm
land, the prison officials decided to
prepare for It by beginning a chicken
department with which to feed prison-'
era. By next fall Warden Murphy ex
pects to have 1,000 chickens on his
hands. A brooder house with a ca
pacity of 3,000 la being built.
The Incubators have been placed In
the "solitary," which Is near Van VUs
I expect to be out of this prison In
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Herman Burgower, et al., to James
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E. H. Guyer to Carl Kraft, lot 5,
block 1. University Place addition.
Rock Island. $300.
Meyer Rosenfleld to Davis & Co., lot
415, block 4, Cornelius Lynde's addi
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Davis & Co. to Gustave Blanken
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Lectures at Augustana College next Saturday evening. May 6, at
8 o'clock, on the subject,
"The Development of the Atmosphere of the Planets."
The lecture will be In English.
Admission Free AH invited to be prenent
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