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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY. SEPTEIRER 2, 1911.
CLASSICAL DANCERS TO SHED CLOTHES?
THATS WHAT RUTH SAYS WE'RE COMING TO
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Ruth St. DeniB, who is this season showing America her "Gar
den of Allah," dance, and others that she has figured out all by
herself, declares persons who criticise her lark f clothes are all
wrong. She Bays the human body is the most beautiful thing that
God ever created, and that the time !s coming when women will dance
in the nude without conveying anything suKgestice to their audience.
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-"The Goddess of IJb-
10. "The Girl I Love."
14. "The Gulden Girl."
17. Henry Woodruff
"The PHnoo of Tonight."
Sept. 2?.. "The Traveling Sales
man." Sept. 2 1.---"Tlie Rosary."
Paily vaudeville performances
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Paily vaudeville performances
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novel called The Aviator, is ordered,
lo take a rest by his doctor. He goes
with a friend to the Berkshires; but, j
unfortunately, his best seller has pre- !
cinJed him, and his r8t is destined to !
be scanty. No sooner does he register
nt his hotel than he Is taken up, flat-(
tered and petted to within an Inch of
lses to ne very sweer ana paiaiaDi0
his friend plays him a scurvy trick. It
Is whispered "in confidence" to a girl j
that the author Is himself the hero of I
Jiib story and of the thrilling flight j
that makes one of is chapters. In a :
word. Street is an aviator of the most
daring but modest type. This fixes
him more than ever as a lion, and still
an is wen tnougrn not ror long, m ne
dark and inevitable shadow of trouble
makes its swift appearance In the per-
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Sunday, September 3.
Matinee and Xijfht.
Winn W. Trousdale
lit His Bleriot Mono)Jane Will Make
Flight to Keck Island landing
at the Illinois Theatre.
A Four Act Comedy up to the Times j
All SiH ia.; St-enery. !
Cohan Harris Astor Theatre Sue-;
ces Management Trousdale j
Prices. Matiuee, Adults 50c. Chil- j
rfren U.V. Night 'c, 50c, 75c $1.00. j
Hi Hill I I n il mi nil Mil I illililllil j
Monday, September 4,
f Prices 25c, 50c, 75.
rjj.&eai Sale Friday V a. in.
son of M. Gaillard, a Frenchman,
Gaillard is' a real aviator; comes
try tlie American air: and. what
jmore, he has brought with hi mtwo of ;
... .; .-of h
il is ow nmachines. an Antoinette and j eet-iwo, 0,11 8ne nas a smiie mat is
a Bleriot monoplane. At once thesaid to reach from the stase to the
sporting blood of the whole community lasf row, in the gallery. Must be In-
timla anrl hpta nnrt n nuret rnrp is nr.
; ranged 'twixt Yankee and Frenchman
without the Yankee's knowledge or
desire. By that time, of course, he has
j fallen in Jove after a fashion frequent j
'with stage lieroep. (The phenomenon j
I has been known to occur, also, in real j
life). The girl wants her author to!
; fly. All his arts to convince her that
! he is an imposter fail and he tries
j them every one. She will not believ9
j that he can neglect this glorious
i chance to try his arts in the air, and
i shine for his country, for himself and
j for her. There is nothing for it but
Street must go up
The Wright broth
ers almost save liim with their injunc
tion, bnt not ouite. He is a doomed
man. His hour arrives. The Bleriot!
is trolled out as large as life, and is
tuned up. Its propellor throws a very
real breeze into the play, and, inciden
tally into the audience chamber. And,
j in fine, with a single hasty lesson in
mechanism, imparted by a very I
amp:e aim willing country mechanic. I
tbe irerabling author takes his unwill- j
in seat, and . What happened
makes the most interesting situation!
in the farce comedy of the day. "The !
(Aviator" is a clean little funmaker. It ,
ripples with the air in which its scenes ,
constantly threattn to be 6et. "The
Aviator" is to be at the Illinois tomor-'
row afternoon and night. i
"GODDESS OF LIBERTY." j
The synopsis of- "The Goddess of j
Liberty," the musical production'
which A. Emerson Jones is to offer !
here at the Illinois next Wednesday,
centers about Lord Jack Wyngate of
England, who has been "the wayward
son" and is commanded by his fam
ily to enter into an international
marriage with a rich young lady from
the states to recoup the domestic
finances and rehabilitate the historic
estate. A marriage is arranged by
j his cousin, Lord Algernon Banbury,
with Miss Hope Butterworth, daugh
ter of a wealthy New Yorker, Horace
Butterworth, who acquires a fond
i ness for athletics, and is rearing his
family as though they were a batch
of college athletes. On the arrival
of Lord Wyncate at the Butter-
worth's country home in the Berk-1
shire mountains, he is subjected to
tbe mercies of a couple of trainers I
and made the prominent figure of j
,on distance races, polo games and j
lotner sports, in wnicn Hope cutter-;
j worth, her sister and beV cousin. Miss i
j Phylis Crane, participate. Wyngate
j becomes intimately acquainted with '
.Miss Crane while indulging In a
wrestling match in which she throws
him to the mat several times. There
fore a love match springs up between
Miss Crane and Wyngate and he finds
himself in the predicament of loving
a poor girl and being bound by a
duty to his family to marry her
wealthy cousin. During the wedding
rehearsal he arranges to have deliv-
: ered to him a fictitious cablegram,
j which advises him that h's brother,
t who was supposed to have perished in
; Africa, has returned home to claim
j the title which he wears. The But
! terworths do not want Wyngate with-
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cui i ii f prti loru idu aimuai me
impending match. Jack then explains j
that tbe cablegram was a ruse andj
openly acknowledges -his love for
i Phyl's Crane, who he later discover! 1
GOOD BILL AT MAJESTIC
Manager Joe Qulnn of the Majes
tic theatre has a Tery enjoyable bill
at his play house for the latter halt
of this week Including today and to
morrow. Both this evening and to
morrow evening two performances
win be given. The feature of the pres.
ent bill is MUe Alasja's trained felines,
the cats being a very classy entertain
ment. The Orpheus Comedy Tour ia
another feature act and the other acts
on the bill, all of which are very good
are the Four Masons, the Ballots and
Belmont and Harl. Manager Qulnn
promises an extraordinary bill for
Labor day and the first half of next
AT THE EMPIRE.
Manager Dolly's exceptional bill con
tinues to draw fine audiences at the
Empire, and all who attend are de
lighted with the house and perform
ance. The same bill continues to
night and tomorrow, with entire
change of attractions for next week
beginning Monday with an extraordin
ary Labor day program which will
pack the house at both performances.
"GET-RICH-QUICK" on the Road.
The first road tour of "Get Rick
Quick Wallingford" as planned by its
producers, Messrs. Cohan and Harris,
will be the most comprehensive con
tracted for a theatrical organization
in recent years. Beginning at Ash
bury Park, N. J., Sept. 4, this famous
comedy from the pen of George M.
Cohan will be presented in every city
and town of importance north as far
as Montreal, west to the Pacific coast
and south to New Orleans and the Gulf
i of Mexico.
J "Get Rich Quick Wallingford-' goes
on tour with the prestige of having
! broken all run records in so far as a
j straight comedy is concerned, in both
New York city and Chic?go. It ran
without interruption, at the George M.
Cohan theatre for nearly two . years
and Us stay In the "Windy City" was
of almost equal length.
LITTLE STAGE STORIES.
Alice Lloyd is in Paris buying gowns
for her coming tour in a musical com
edy. Mizzi Hajos of the California "Spring
.Maid company does not pronounce
her name "Hay-jus."' nor "Had-jus,"
jnor "Hah-jus," nor "Hah-yus," nor yet
; "Hah-yos." but "Hah-Yosh." Say it.
J Christie MacDonald, the prima don-
r f The Spring Maid' is only p ve
. I dia rub her.
The chorus rehearsal? of "The Quak.
;r n. JB..;.u -om--
I d excess, which Henry B Harris
win proauce in mis co'.inrry me latter
part of September, began in New Yo
Wilkie Bard, the English music hall
favorite who comes to America next
Show Girls in "Goddess
year under the management of Werba
and Luescher refused an offer of $3,000
a week for a tour in vaudeville. He
prefers to, make his American debut
la a musical comedy production.
Louis Mann, who is a Werba-Luesch.
Of arnr 'thia aanenn hop-an rchaa rc a?a
,ast week of hig new' character comedy
"Elevating a Husband," written for
him by his wife Clara Lipman and
Samuel Shipwan. Mr. Mann's role
presents him in an entirely new char
acter without either the German,
Real Vaudeville. This Is It:
B Motion picture.
C Masqueria Sisters, singers
D Shayne & King, comedians
IZ Clara Knott and company,
"A Wall Street Battle."
F The Zeb Zarrow troupe in
"The Isle of Joy."
G Mrs. Bob Fitzsimmons, fa
moos lyric soprano.
H Alice Raymond and com
pany in the spectacular mu
sical production, "A Night in
I Motion pictures.
10c, 20c, 30c. '
Safeet theatre in the world.
No death trap balcony.
EDWARD T. DOLLY,
Phone West 70 8. Manager.
to be an heiress with
ued at half a million.
French or any of the other dialects
which he has heretofore employed.
Rose Stahl arrived from England on
the Baltic last week, after spending a
vacation of six weeks abroad. Miss
Stahl began her season at the Harris
theatre, New York. Friday of this
week in Charles Klein's play, "Maggie
Pepper." She Is supported by the
same company that appeared with her
during the long run of this play at
the Illinois theatre, in Chicago, last
1 A company of professional ac
tors arrived in New York from Lon
2 Edna May born, 1878.
3 Robert Green, dramatic author,
4 John Blewitt, composer, died,
5 Mrs. Mary Duff, the Siddons of
the American stage, made her first
appearance in New York, 1822, at the
6 Benjamin Baker died. 1890.
7 Osmond Tearle, actor and man
ager, died, 1901.
8 "The Merry Duchess" produced
Standard theatre. New York, 18S3.
9 "Time and Tide" given first
time in New York, Bowery theatre,
10 "Still Waters Run Deep" pro
duced first time In America. Bar
num's museum. New York. 1855.
11 "Next Door Neighbors" pro
duced in Baltimore by the Philadel
phia company, 1795.
12 Charlotte Cushman made her
debut in New York, 1S36, as Lady
Macbeth, at Vhe Bowery theatre.
13 Sardou's "Theodora" produced
first time in America, 18S6, at Niblo's
garden. New York.
14 "Our Jean" with Rose Cogh
lan. produced at Niblo's garden, New
15 American debut of the Lilli
putians, Niblo's garden, New York,
in "Candy." 1890.
16 "My Partner" produced first
time on any stage. Union Square the
atre. New York, 1879.
17 Sardou's "Andrea" called here
"Agnes" produced. Union Square the
atre, New York, 1872.
18 James M. Lewis' first appear
ance in New York, Mrs. John Woods'
Olympic theatre, 1865.
19 "The Great Pink Pearl" pro
duced, Lyceum theatre. New York,
20 Mrs. Macready died at Mar
shall. N. Y., 1ST?..
21 Sir Richard Steele, dramatic
author and journalist, died, 1729.'
22 The debut of John Gilbert at
Wallack's theatre. New York, 1S63.
23 The National theatre, New
York, burned. 1839.
21 "Garibaldi" acted for the first
time. New Bowery theatre, New York,
25 Henry Herman, dramat'c
author, died. 1 894.
26 The ,A1ken version of "T?ncl
Tom's Cabin" first done in Philadel-
of Liberty" at the Illinois Theatre, Wednesday, Sept. 6.
at the Chestnut street
27 Edwin Booth made his first
"announced" appearance on any
stage, 1850, Chatham theatre, New
York, as Wilfred in "The Iron
28 W. J. Scanlan appeared in
"Mavourneen" frst time in New
York, at the Fourteenth street the
29 "The Double Gallant" by Col
ley Cibber. acted first time in Amer
ica, Wallacks' theatre. New York,
30 Ju6tin Huntlv McCarthy born,
DAILY SHORT STORY.
(Continued from pa?e Four.)
I soothe my husband before he could get
j to sleep.
i In order that the lovers might have ;
I free scope in the way of tete-a-tetes, I i
tept out of their way as much as pos- j
: sible. To what Fred attributed my j
motive in throwing him and his old .
thing I knew, that he did not propose
that I 6hould learn any more of his
feelings in the matter than he knew
of my intentions.
In one thing I was doomed to dis
appointment. My husband's melan
choly, his irritation, his nervousness
Increased rather than diminished. This
did not convince me that the cause of
It was not the loss of the woman he
would hare married. Indeed, it now
occurred to me for the first time that j
being with her and yet knowing that
he could not possess her would be like
ly to produce this very result. I was
chagrined at my stnpldty. What
should I do?
DiJJUroiat iny hoaband called ma
Eleanor Henry as
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Into his bedroorr and told me that he
had passed a sleepless nlgbt and must
leave bis business for a change of
scene or he would succumb to his
physical condition. I remiaded hlra
that he could not leave his business
without relinquishing it entirely.
"There has been n change In all
that," he replied. "I cn go now."
I vas obliged to tell Miss Goodwin
what he had said. She made a poor
attempt to conceal her chagrin at be
ing told by the mnn -whom she hsid
declined, through hi wife, that her
rlsit was terminated. Nevertheless
Rhe .packed tin and went away durine
the morning and without asking to
see her host. The leave she took of
me was without warmth. After she
had gone I wept in and told Fred.
What did he do? Jumped cut of
bed and danced about merrily. Then
he folded me in his arms ami said:
'Thank heaven, she's gone."
"What the woman you would al
"Rats! Don't remind me of what a
Bofty I wa3."
"But this condition you are in!"
"Business troubles. We came near
going under. We got out of the woods
yesterday. The onfy other thins to be
desired was to get rid of that scrawny
My husband and I are pretty well
tinited now. He says I'm the, brick
lest brick he ever knew."
THE MERCER COUNTY FAIR
-Annual Event at Aledo Promises to
lie Bigger Than Ever.
With each September comes the
Mercer county fair, broader and great-
fair at Aledo this year are the ISth to
22cd inclusive. While other fairs have
struggled for an existence or given up
the battle, the big Mercer fair stiii
grows. This year an Immense cattle
pavilion was erected of a size that
wa3 expected to care for the cattle
exhibit for years to come, but word
now comes from Secretary Emerson '
that every stall in the new pavilion .
was engaged Aug. 20, and the assocla-
jtlon has had to make special provision
for several additional herds
The Mercer county fair is known for ,
its grand swine and agricultural exhib
its, for its cattle. hore and automobile j
shows and for tbe flue racing and spe-jg
Fleurette DeMenthe, in
cial attractions. Aviator "Bud'' Mars
who returned early in the summer
from the Baldwin-Mars tour around
the world, will make aeroplane flights
three days of the fair. The automobile
travej from the surroundingcounties
has become so great that a special
road way has bei provided for the
exclusive use of the motorcars to and
from the founds. Thousands oppeo
pie from outside of Mercer county at
tend its great fair each year. While
Wednesday, Sept. 6, Night Only
By SiK'itl Arrangement With A.
Kniersoii Jones, ,lii'Hgos Big
P,ook by Hough .-. Adams. Music
by Joseph K. Howard. I
7." People, Inc iidin the Famous i
tlcy of S.purkliug ltriiht j
OOO linlU'Ue Iteauty 'horns.
Prices 25c to $1.50. I
Seat sale Monday, Sept. 4, at 9 a. m. j
Sunday, September 10.
Matinee and Night
Ia Salle OjKra House Coinpuny
(Harry Ask in, Iri. ) Present
Chicago's latest and Best -Musical
"THE GIRL I
A Kel Sparkling Klfervescence
Mirtii and Melody !
Better Than Any of Its Iredectbors, i
j Say the Critics. j
SO People, New Costum. New Seen-
j ery. New Effects,
j Pretty Girls Who Can Sing and lance j
t iu Short M;ji(ul Comedy of j
the I- irst Class. 1
i Prices, Matinee, 25c to $1.00
NUht 25c to $1.50.
Seat sale Friday, Sept. 8.
THEATKE BEALTIFI B
Complete Change of Pro
Mile. Alask's Troupe of
7 Other Big Orpheum Acts
Matinee Ilaily 2: SO.
Three .Shows Sunday ami jAxtr
Day, 2: SO, 7:3o, :30.
Snnday $5 in gold and hig lxx
of randy to someone.
Old Phone 739
"The Girl I Love'
tbe greater part of the exhibits are
produced in Mercer county, 75 car
loads of live stock, race horses and
other "fair'" freight were handled in
and out of Aledo during the 1910 fair.
A Dreadful Sight
to H. J. Parnum. of Freeville. M. T..
was the fever-sore that had plagued
his life for years In npite of many rem
edies he tried. At last he used Buck
len's Arnica salve and wrote: "It has
entirely healed with scarcely a scar
left." Heals burns, boils, eczema,
cuts, bruises, swellings, corns and
piles like magic. Only 25 cents at all
The Cohan and Harris
New York Astor The
Will Land in Rock Island,
.Sunday, Sept. 3
Matinee and Night
With a Metropolitan Cast
WINN W. TROUSDALE
The Greatest Comedy of
See the Bleriot Monoplane
An Elaborate Scenic Pro
Matinee, Adults 50c, chil.
Night $1, 76c, 50c, 25c.
Carriages at 10:45.
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