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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1911.
NEW ROCK ISLAND CLUB BUILDING ON NINEIEENTH STREET
; WHICH IS NOW COMPLETED AND READY FOR OCCUPANCY
OFFICERS OF ROCK ISLAND CLUB
OF NEW BUILDING
Sunday, December 3
Matinee and Night.
The Merry Musical Mixup
Contractor H. W. Horrt Turns
Over New Structure to
Board of Directors.
MAY BE OPENED DEC. 15
Forahnve and Rugs Expected Here
Within Coarse of a Week Mem
ben Can Well Be Proud.
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Dc S "Peck'B Bad Boy."
Dec. 10 "Th Echo."
Dec. 11 "The Squaw Man."
Dec. 18 Creatore Royal Italian
Dally randevUle performances
:0u and 8:15.
AT THE ILLINOIS.
sparkling session of comedy to
morrow will te seen at the Illinois
when Tck's Bad Boy" will bo pre
sented. Everything Is said to be fresh
and orerSowerlng with humorous sit
uations, catchy dialogue and surpris
ing changes that keep the audience on
the qui rive for surge after surge of
AT THE MOLINE.
"The 8weetst Girl In Pari a," the
musical extravaganza with Trlxle Fii
gansa as the star, cornea to the Mollne
theater tomorrow under the manage
ment of Harry Askln. In organising
the company and building the produc-
A Vigorous Veteran's
The sight of two well dressed men
of distinguished mien seated on a
teuak near the open side door of an
old pattern baggage car, contentedly
puffing at corncob pipes, used to puzzle
villagers in the middle west some 35
'years ago, for that was the favorite
method at Edwin Booth and Frederick
Warde for passing the time "between
jumps," when the former was making
a transcontinental tour in 1S76. Mr.
'Warde was Booth's leading man. He
alternated with the great tragedian In
the voles of Othello and Iago, played
Laertes to the other s Hamlet and Ed
gar to hi King Lear.
Many traits the two bad In common;
one of ihem was the preference for a
80, says Mr. Warde, while Mrs.
Booth and Mrs. Wards were occupied
with discussions on method of rearing
children, be and rooth would make
their way to a baggage car. draw a
truck to a doorway through which they
could view the scenery, establish them
selves thereon, and, for hours, smoke
and "swap"' stories.
The actor of Nobody In Walter
Browne's modern morality "Every
woman" dip been on the stage for 44
years. In that time he has experienced
much. His conversation is Illuminated
by anecdotal rldelights upon the ca
reers and habits of actors whose por
traits hang In the gallery of histrionic
Frederick Warde's first stage exper
ience was gained In ISC" at the Lyceum
theatre In Sumlerlitnd. a seaport lu the
forth of Eugland. His debut was made
on Sept 4. exnetly 10 years to a day
after the late Sir Henry Irving had
made his first professional appearance
(n the itmc stupe. One Clarence Holt
was the other actor-manager and the
atrical power of the time and place.
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SU EmrywlMr. In bom with fufl diracticcu, 10c bsJ 25c
tlon of "The Sweetest Girl In Paris"
for Its all season run at the La Salle
opera house, Chicago, the management
spared no expanse, in order to make
It the greatest musical production
ever made In Chicago. They engaged
three well known author to collabor
ate in constructing the play, Messrs.
BurkbarJt, Davis and Howard. The
Chicago critics proclaim "The Sweet
est Girl in Paris" the top liner of musi
cal plays and predicted the long run
which it had at the La Salle. This
unprecedented musical play cornea
here with the original star and com
plete production jup.t as it was pre
sented in Chicago with more than CO
odd players to Interpret the bright
lines and tuneful song hits which num
ber more than a score. Mis-a Friganza
Is surrounded by a company of clever
players, and Miss Cathryn Rowe Pal
mer has a quaint way of putting over
her characteristic work. The story of
"The Sweetest Girl in Paris" concerns
an American girl of good birth who
is studying art In the gay capitol.
Her chaperon is her aunt and her love
affairs concern every character In the
As his wife was the leading woman
and his daughter the Ingenue of the
company, Holt's family represented the
entire aristocracy. Mr. Warde's recol
lection of Holt la of a type made fa
miliar to theatregoers by E. A. Soth
ern's portrayal of "The Crushed Tra
gedian." "He drank a mug of ale as If
he were quaffing a stoup of wine," says
Mr. Warde, "and beckoned to a stage
baud with a gesture that a king in the
sge of chixalry might have used to
Bummon his swordbearer."
Sunderland was visited at regular
Intervals by traveling stars. There
came Samuel Phelps, an actor whose
excessive dignity and almost painful
gravity of manner earned him the
ironic sobriquet of "Playful Sam."
rbelps' repertory was something to
cause wonder. He appeared as Mac
beth one night and the next played
Bottom in "Midsummer Night's
Dream." No matter what the charac
ter, it was Phelps' habit to play It with
bis right hand enveloped in the folds
of the garment which draped his chest,
and the custom was restponsible for
the comment made by a facetious critic
after Phelps had made several visits
to the Lyceum, that he was still
searching for the "Imaginary flea."
However, It was this actor's perform
ance of Cardinal Wolsley which arous
ed in Frederick Warde a desire to play
that part an ambition that remained
unsatisfied until 20 years afterward.
In Sunderland the stock company
was called npon to support a tragedy
star one week, a comedy star the next
and a vocnl luminary the third. Mr.
Warde admits that his anticipation of
that third week amounted to appre
hension. In the musical entertainments
his success was re.clislble.
At the age of 20 Mr. Warde was
playing Romeo to the Juliet of Ade
laide Neilson, and he declares he has
never since seen so wonderful a per
formance of the role as that given by
Three years in support of Charles
Culvert at the Princess theatre, Man
chester, where a semi-annual and very
elaborate revival of the Shakespearean
repertory was the season's feature,
filled him with lov 1 for the bard's crea
tions, and he was playing leading
Shakespearean roles at the Alexandria
theatre In Liverpool when he accepted
an engagement to become the leading
man of Booth's theatre in New York.
That was in 1S74. Since that time Mr.
Warde has not acted In his native
It was at Booth's theatre that the
lifelong friendship of Warde and John
McCullough was established. During
the years in which be supported him
Mr. Warde learned to know McCul
lough as a eimple, kindly, exceedingly
generous man, whose lack of culture
was more than compensated for by his
sincerity and power. At Booth's thea
tre, too, Mr. Warde supported Barry
Sullivan, who, he says, despite his ec
centricities, was a great actor, and
whose Richard III., be thinks, has nev
er been equaled.
Mr. Warde accounts as one of the
greatest privileges that have come to
him bis engagement to support Char
lotte Cushman when she made her
farewell appearance at Booth's theatre
In New York and at the Academy of
Music in Philadelphia. Among the ac
tor's cherished possessions is a photo
graph of Miss Cushman, across which
is written: "It has been reserved for
my last performance of Macbeth to
witness the best performance of Mac
duff I have ever seen." Warde was
The 40 weeks' tour with Edwin Booth
Mr. Warde refers to as one of the
most delightful experiences of his busy
life. It was at the conclusion of the
farewell breakfast given to Booth by
the citizens of New York on the morn
lDg of the day he departed for England
mat tne tragedian placed bis arm
around Warde's neck and said: "Fred,
my boy, if all Englishmen were like
you I should have no fear of success
upon the other side."
The association of Frederick Warde
and Louis James was established not
long after that and . it continued
tnrough many successful years. Then,
seeking variation, Mr. Warde resorted
to the lecture platform, but after half
a dozen years of that found the call of !
the footlights too strong to resist, and
so accepted the role of Nobody in
COURT HOUSE RECORD
Real Estate Transfers.
Minnie Stephens Allen to J. L. Irv
ing, part lots 2 and 3, block 6, Wood s
second addition. Moline. S10.000
E. H. Stafford to Franzen & Ber-
quist, part outlot "D," fourth addition.
Elizabeth M. Haemer to Emma H.
Fuhr, part east one-half southeast
Quarter section 3M8-e, $300.
Titterington & Rhoads to Forest H.
Tltterington, lot 5, block 1, T. & R.'s
addition. Carbon Cliff. $200.
Mary L. Marsh to Charles S. Mc
Danlel, lots 1 and 3, block 1. Island
View heights addition. Rock Island, IL
Milton L. Carey to R. 8. Silvia, Sr.,
tract in section 4-17-le, $1,300.
Sieg Iron company and others to E.
H. Stafford, tract in northeast corner
Fourth street and First avenue, Sil
Frank E. Sheppard to Matilda Malm-
berg, southeast section 1-1 3-2 a, undi
vided one-third part northwest north
west 28-19-3e, $L
Matilda Malmberg to Emma Shep
pard, same as above, $L
Guyer, White & Pope to Sophia La
kin, lot 8. block 5. Korb's addition,
Pleasant valley, East Moline, $325.
Mollle E. Fonea to Slgna C. Hjerpe,
lot 10, block S, Browning & Ryder's
addition, Moline. $1,500.
John M. Moeller, by heirs, to Emma
Moeller, part lot 6, block 2, Atkinson's
subdivision, outlot 20, Moline. $4,000.
Mary Nelson by executor, to LouU
Sonneville, lot 4, block 1, Sweeney
Jackson's second addition, Moline,
executor's deed, $1,750.
Last evening saw the completion of
the new Rock Island club building, as
far as General Contractor Henry W.
Hnrut Is concerned. There still re
main several details of minor Import
ance to be attended to, and the sub-
contrators are busy flnisning tnem,
and If necessary the club could be used
at once. A force of workmen is engag
ed In cleaning up the building and mak
ing It ready for the Installation of the
furniture and rugs which are expected
in about a week.
It is possible that the buildings
doors will be thrown open to the mem
bers Dec. 15, though the directors may
see fit to defer the opening until holi
day week. It was originally planned
to occupy the building at that time.
CLUB IS A BEAUTY.
The new Rock Island club building
is surpassed by few such structures in
the middle west. Fronting as it does
east on Nineteenth street, it overlooks
Spencer square, which In the summer
time is as pretty a city park as can be
found. The front of the club includes
two long porches, the lower one being
closed in. On the first floor of the
building Is a commodious lounging
room, check room, office, ladies' retir
ing room, dining rooms, and kitchen
On the second floor are the game rooms
and banquet hall, and on the third is a
dormitory containing 11 rooms for the
use of members who desire to make
the club their headquarters.
The basement of the building is
given over principally to athletic pur
poses. There are two alleys for bowl
ing, a good gymnasium, a "squash
court" plunge and shower baths, and
a room for pool, it being proposed to
install In this room the tables now
owned by the club. New ones will be
installed in the main billiard and pool
room on the second floor.
PLA5 TO FIX LIMIT.
At present there are 30 applications
for membership on file, and when these
are admitted the total membership of
the club will be near the 550 mark.
The directors are considering another
membership campaign to boost the to
tal enrollment to 00 as a maximum,
which would mean a waiting list after
GETS DEATH NOTE ON STAGE.
Alton, 111... Dec. 2. As George
Evans, the "Honey Boy" head of the
minstrel company bearing his name,
stepped oh the stage last night he
was handed a telegram stating that
his mother bad died suddenly at her
home in Streator. Evans was In
Streator Wednesday and visited his
mother. He had been absent many
years from Streator, his boyhood
For Ladies, Gentlemen
Having secured the
services of a valuable as
sistant we will now be
able to serve patrons at
shorter notice. We will
'do gentlemen's work as
well as ladies and chil
dren's, a feature we have
not done before, owing to
our inability - to secure
Our work cannot be
excelled as we are thor
oughly experienced and
capable. Our brushes,
combs, linens, etc., are
scrupulously clean and
We do facial, scalp
and neck massage, mani
hairdressing, etc., at
most reasonable charges.
Also see our dainty line of
toilet necessaries. Al
ways on hand. A partic
ular place for particular
Frances B. Parker
Hours: 9 to 6 o'clock.
192212 Third avenue.
Bock Island, EL
H. E. CASTEEL,
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M. S. CARLSON,
Henry Miller, Master of a Method
James O'Donnell Bennett writes In
the Chicago Record-Herald:
After Bitting in moody silence for a
long time, Henry Miller suddenly rose
to the surface of the conversation
going on around him with this remark:
"I'm going to give up this profes
sion it's too theatrical." ,
With the pardonable eagerness of
actors to be the first to repeat the
latest mot, the players who heard Mr.
Miller's decision hurried away to those
haunts where the telling and hearing
of Bome new thing are moat relished.
That Mr. Miller's decibion is not
final is our earnest hope.
Only a reviewer who is compelled
on scores of nights in a season to wit
ness the puttering and posing that
pass for acting can estimate at its full
value the acting of Henry Miller, and
of the few, the very few men on the
American stage who rank with him.
Two of these men are, as is Mr.
Miller, acting in Chicago at present.
They are John Mason end Leo Dit
richstcin. IX MATURES AUTHORITY.
The three Miller, Mason and Dit
richstein are of the generation of
players who have passed well into
Equipped by nature with various
gifts for acting, they came to the
stage in their youth. Those natural
gifts they have developed and supple
mented by study. They have played
many parts. The mere naming of the
roles Mr. Miller and Mr. Madon have
played fills in the first instance more
than a page and In the second nearly
a page of the authoritative year book
of the stage, the London Green Room '
book. Mr. Mason's career as an actor
extends over precisely one generation;
Mr. Miller's, two years less than that.
Mr. Ditrichstein has devoted bo much
of his time to the adapting of plays
that his achievements as an actor are
not so numerous, but the range of
parts he has played is, nevertheless,
remarkably comprehensive in the
field of comedy.
These men stand midway between
the old, ornate school that practically
has vanished and the oncoming gen
eration of players who appear not yet
to have found themselves and .who do
not as yet constitute a school, because
very few of them have attained the
ezpertnesg which would enable them
to substitute methods for a person
ality. The three artUta whose presence on
the local boards gives distinction and
meaning to current activity In the
playhouses are eminent exemplars of
the studious yet unforced application
of method in Its most confident yet
most delicate and subtle manifesta
Be sure 'that the long passages of
counsel In the last act of "As a Man
Thinks" are sustained to a dramatic
pitch and conveyed in the termg of
drama, not because John Mason U
himself a genial being with a kindly
countenance and a benevolent port,
but because John Mason is a master
of pause and emphasis. Be doubly
surely when he delivers the fine
speech on the monotheism of Judah
that it la the durge of pride and awe
: -V' V"
C. R. NOTJRSE,
in his voice, the imperial bearing and
the slow turning of the swarthy coun:
tenance toward the audience that
cause the people to thrill to those
words as to the Impassioned speech
of a lover In a romantic drama. -
The wonderful game of chess at the
close of the second act of "The Con-
cerf Is propelled from move to move,
not by temperamental abundance, but
by method in its most exact applica
tion. The laughter of Arany, his
pauses, his musical musings, his in
terruptiona, his cries of delight at his
wife's cleverness, all have the charm
of spontaneity, but oue has only to
see the play thrice to discover that
everyone of those pauses' is measured,
that the laughter Is timed to the frac
tion of a second, that the cries and
the humming of snatches of a melody
are no bits of hit or miss detail, but
exquisitely ordered detail. The rea
son that the scene fragile in itself
does not go to pieces Is that It is,
under the touch of Dltrlch&tein, a per
fectly attuned whole.
NO SHOWY HERO.
In the play of "The Havoc," Mr.
Miller's impersonation of an Ameri
can man of business passing through
a cruel domestic ordeal Is absolutely
grounded In method. This man dis
covers that he has been betrayed by
his beat friend. His vengeance in
volves no heroics, for it is in the vein
of satire. The husband merely stands
by, gently propelling the scheme of
punishment, sometimes making a
caustic comment on the actions of the
persons who had made him a victim
but who are his victims now. But all
the time that he is thus occupied Mr,
Miller also conveys the preoccupation
of a man who is making ready to aid
and protect the woman when the time
comes that she will turn to him be
cause there will be none else to whom
she may turn. The role of the hus
band is not a showy one, but for an
actor who can bring resources to bear
upon it, who can say one thing with a
pause and deny another with a glance,
it Is a very thankful role.
Reticent as Is the husband, Mr. Mil
ler makes him rule the stage, and he
does It not by clamor nor by flamboy
ant movement Everything 1 the re
sult of a sustained poise, of varied In-
fl ILLINOIS THEATRE
Sunday, December, 3, Matinee and Night.
The Merry Musical Farce Comedy
"PECK'S BAD BOY"
Absolutely the funniest laugh producing musical farce of
Pretty girls, funny comedians, new musical numbers, ,
elegant costumes, something doing every minute.
Prices, Matinee 10c and 25c. Night 10c, 20c, 30c.
Seats on sale now. Phone 224 West.
A Merry TUot of Fun and Mnelc
Real Laughing Show
Matinee, 10c and 25c.
Night 10c, 20o and 80c.
Seats on sale now.
Flume 224 West.
Sunday, Dec. 3.
The LaSalle Opera House Company,
Manager Harry Askin Offers
Real Musical Comedy.
"The Sweetest Girl in Paris"
with Original Star Comedienne
and La Salle Production With 60
Book by Addison Burkhardt, lyr
ics by Collin Davis, music by Joseph
E. Howard, staged by Ous Sohlke.
Preeminent Musical Comedy That
Cost $ 7.000 Weekly. Everything
New, Bright and Brilliant.
Prices 50c to $1.50. Boxes 82-00.
Phone East 777.
Fourth Ave. and Nineteenth St.
Don't fail to see this
See Blind Kop eland.
The only blind cyclist in
Telephone 708 West.
will advance in price Deo.
1. Place your orders
with us now and save the
advance. We meet all
combination offers made
in club lists and in many
cases can do better by
you than sending orders
direct. If you have not
one of our magazine cat
alogues ask for one.
Place your Xmas orders
with us now
1739 Third Avenue.
flection, of easy, deliberate pantomime.
Such exhibitors are the last word
In the technique of acting. Such men
as Miller and Mason and Dltrlchstelu
are not prettifiers or splatterers.
They are Interpreters of life and char
acter. They have method at their fin
gers' ends and conviction In their
hearts. They are not cutting capers
or posing but teaching and illustrat
ing. They deserve honor and their ef
forts ought to be studied. They mean
something in the life of the time be
cause they illuminate life.
All the newB all the time The Argus.