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THE ROCK IS&AXD ARGUS. SATURDAY, JANUARY' 27, 1912.
ttage. He joined the James XelH
Stock company In Minneapolis, where
he played a wide variety of parts.
That was three years ago. Now he is
playing a leading part in a recognized
MAX BLOOM COMING.
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ONE OF THE FUNNIEST SCENES IN "BABY MINE" AT THE ILLINOIS MONDAY
Jan. 29 -Baby Mine."
Jan. 31 "Ws.genhals and Kem
per's "Seven Days."
Feb. 6 Henry B. Harris present
"The Country Boy."
Feb. 10 Woods, Frazee & Leder
er present "Madame Sherry."
ing the punishment fit the crime. Zoie
has really lunched, quite by accident, da? f nert ltn matinee at 3
with harmless Jimmy Jinks, the hus-iand night performances at 8:15, Max
band of her best friend, and the lunch Bloom and company, in "The Sunny
costs Jimmy dear, for he is forced to glde of Broadway," will be the attrac-
embark on a career of comical adven- J
tion at the Illinois. Bloom and com-
tnre In order to brine the wanderer
back. It would be too bad to spoil Pn' are now a Clinton. Iowa, where
11 Henry B. Harris pre-j enjoyment of the piece by describing ; they duplicated the big hit scored at
the Family theatre, Moline. The first
sents Frank Mclntyre in bnoDs. here jU8t what takeg piace in tne
Feb. 12 Henrr W. Savage Pr-lcour8e of the play Suffice it to say
gents "Excuse Me." ! tDat wnile the ludicrous situations are
Feb. 15 Trinity club minetrels.
Feb. 23. F. C. Whitney Opera
company presents "The Chocolate
Daily vaudeville performances
S:00 and 8:15.
! beinr worked out the audience is said
to fhake in its seat with yells of Joy.
In the carefully selected company to
be seen here are such well known fa
vorites as Benedict MacQuarrie, John
J. McCabe, Robert Collins. F. O. Ben-
three days of the week will be put in
at the Burtis, Davenport. The com
pany, it is said, has been enlarged and
Improved for the engagement at the
Illinois. Manager Sodini of the Fam
ily states that if possible he will fol
low Max Bloom with Bertha Gibson
and company of 23 in "Merry Mary,"
son. George H. Harris. Isabelle Rae. ! D0 tne family. mis is the first
Eda von Beulow. Mav Freund, and i tlme Bloom has ever played at vaude-
AT THE ILLINOIS.
"Baby Mine" returt.s to the Illinois
next Monday unflT the direction of
William A. Brady. Ltd. "Baby Mine"
Is from ?h pen of M.'iigaret Mayo, and
Is Bf l.niwl'dped to lie tine of the fun
nicht plays ever written. Its record
has been nothing short of phenomenal
It ran for on
Orlando Daly, who enacts the fash
ionable attorney in the support of
Frank Mclntyre in the big farce hit.
"Snobs," which tunf-s to tne Illinois
I Feb. 11. has a rather hard time of itjto the Empire, starting next Monday,
ville prices, his former production
bringing down the top rpicea.
AT THE EMPIRE.
This has been such a hard winter
I that the coming of a circus program
I In the play, for thf reason that the ac
tion requires that Mr. Mclntyre, the
star, strikes him over the head with ft
cane, and that he fall down a long
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soli? year at Daly's the- rvl '" "'nl
rormances or tne piay in :ew lorn,
Daly waf almost a constant Rubject of
a physician, as lie was black and blue
from his many falls. His dressing
room wag always redolent of arnica and
i witch haze!, which h" had to use assid
uously. Finally he weut to Mclntyre
and asked him if dramatic art would
not permit of the star be'ng a little
atre. New York, aiid this wan followed
by a period of six months in Chicago.
It Is now In its second year in Iyndon, t
a. i the Criterion theatre, and produc
tions are snoniy 10 ne maue in raris,
Berlin. Vienna. Madrid, St. Petersburg.
South America. South Africa. Austra
lia, and Japan. No other play ever
written has such a rcrord. Zoie Har
dy In a pretty, empty-headed little
lady, who loves her liusbard In her
own frivolous manner. Incidentally,
she in a persistent little prevaricator.
Her husliand is a serious young man,
who hates fit. He discovers that she
has lunched in a restaurant with a
man, mid in a fit of righteous, if exag
fcrnted. wrath, he determines to leave
her. He hands over to her th apart
ment and harilshe himself to a distant
ci'y. a quaint enough method of mak-
and continuing for the entire week,
leaves the pres6 agent without a sin
gle new adjective to describe it. It
may suffice to say that the circus pro
gram for the Empire will combine
into a stage entertainment ail the
glories of the tented enterprise, will
present a performance replete with
expert expositions of nerve and nov
elty, adept arenic artists who perform
all sorts of wonderful s.tunts, and
elowna who will be one of the bi and
pleasing features of the show. The
joeys win appear in various cis
les strenuous In the scene and not to P!BM and will present manv ludi
hit so hard. Mclntyre agreed to this. Serous acts. The circus will come to
and In addition ordered the sieps pad- j the -Empire with all its din, panoplv
ded heavily, so that -now Da!y is able and splendor, and the bovdom of the
to take his fail and tumble with a lit-; three cities is expected to fall on its
tie less bodily harm than formerly. nck witn tne CIlstomal.y ciash of de.
l'f?ht, and the young men and maid
Alfred Cooper, who plays the part of .ens, old men and children will eniov
1 wl a j
mis periormance just as mucn as
they ever did one given in a tent.
Tom Wilson in "The Country Boy,"
which Henry B. Harris will shortly
present here, gave up the study of law
There will be features which will make
Monday Night Only, Janiary 29.
William A. Brady, Ltd., Presents the Funniest Play Ever
By MARGARET MAYO.
The play that is putting a girdle of laughter around the
n solid year in New York- -Six niontlis in Chicago Second
year in lomlon Now playing in Pari, llerlin, Vienna, Australia,
South America, South Africa and Ja)an.
PRICES $1.50, $1.00, 75c, 50c, 25c.
Seat Bale opens Saturday, Jan. 27, at 9 a. m. 224 West.
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Barnum & Bailey, the Ringling Bros,
and Carl Hagenbeck.
Our Trade With China
Trade of the I'nited States with
China in the calendar year just end-
with Xoraied approximated $35,000,000 iu
at Chicago university to go on the Tne ccills run au tne wa' UP and dwn
your oacK. rnere win he feats
which the small boys will pos
sibly attempt to duplicate if not re
strained by parents and guardians.
There will ,be novelties from the old
world, presented In foreign manner on
American stage. There will be com-
ledy without end, laughter until the
eides are sore and, no doubt, riotous
applause. Beautiful ladies in tights
who swing from dizzy heights sup-
i ported only by their teeth to an ap-
jparatuB governed by a resident of a
j distant and uninviting clime, marine
! gymnasts who Tjerform on th steer.
R ! ine gear of a shin, a buckine mule
I who resents all attempts at riding
I him, ponies who ride on a revolving
! table on which men cannot possibly
; stand erect, a band in which animals
play some of the instruments, an ex
; iosition of heavyweight foot balancing
jin which six people abide in a house
! which is sustained on the feet of a
j wonder athlete from abroad, clowns
j who astonish by their stature and get
! up, feats which will make strong men
Jturn as pale as their shirt fronts and
! fair women shriek with amazement,
performing dogs, ponies and the like,
pageants of oriental splendor, the en
tries of athletic tournaments appear
ing in grand array, and venders or
"pink lemonade" will be some of the
necessary features which will place
.Manager Dolly in direct opposition to
AT THE GRAND.
"Little Miss Tix-It," a musical com
edy that enjoyed a successful run in
Chicago the past summer,
Bayes and Jack Norworth a3 the fea-: value, of which about $23,000,000
tured players, is now on tour with j represented the value of exports to.
Miss Alice Lloyd, a clever comedienne j and $32,000,000 that of Imports
of the Enslish stat:e, who has been j from China. Exports to China show
seen in this country in vaudeville in! distinct signs of recovery from the
previous seasons, assuming the stellar I depression which first became pro-
honors. "Little Miss Fix-It' was at
the Grand, Davenport, last night, de
lighting a capacity audience. Werba
and Luescher, the producers, have
given the comedy a gorgeous mount
ing, and have furnished Miss Lloyd
the aid of a splendid cast oi principals
and a good looking chorus. It is by
all odds the smartest musical play
seen in the tri-cities the present sea
son, Miss Lloyd, if anything, outshin
ing her vaudeville efforts, the role she
has in "Uttle Miss Fix-It" apparently
giving her unbounded latitude for her
GABY A BRIDE?
New York, Jan. 27. The theatrical
colony is all worked up over a cable
gram just received from London
signed "Oaby," containing the state
ment that "Gaby Deslys, the French
actress, had married Harry Pilcer, an
American dancer. Pilcer and Gaby
Deslys recently left here for a theatri
cal engagenir.t in Europe.
Wednesday Night Only, January 31.
Only Comedy That F.vw Itearheri a Third Year in Xew York. Hecord
of tlu Ktaxe in This Country.
Direct from th Astor theatre. Xew York. F.ntire Broadway Cast
and Production, Wngvnhals & Kemper lYe.tent
Greatest Comedy Hit in 20 Years
By Mary Robert Kineliart and Avery Hopwood.
"Xew York has never had a comedy in any way comparable with
'Seven Days.' " Vogue.
"One long lauh" New York Sun.
"A riot of laughter." Amy Leslie in the Chicago Daily News.
"Laughter from beginning to end." Boston Herald.
" 'Seven Days" in laugh-provoking almost to excess." Life.
"Laughing monder." New York Times.
"Gale of laughter." Chicago Journal.
"Overwhelmingly funny." Boston American.
Seats Ready Monday at 9 a. m.
PRICES 25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50.
NOTE Please be seated when the curtain rises as the action starU
at onre. Carriages at 10:45. Phone 224 Ye6t.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is not
a common, every-day cough mixture.
It is a meritorius remedy for all the
troublesome and dangerous complica
tions resulting from cold in the head,
throat, chest or lungs. Sold by ail
CAMERA MAN CATCHES rRlNCESS PATRICIA
IN AN UNSTUDIED POSE SEEING NEW YORK
Circus Week, Jan. 29
MATINEE 3 O'CLOCK
The curtain never goes down. Performing mules, ponies,
dogs, cats, horses, monkeys and clowns. All kinds of
tumbling. In fact, everything that can be found under
!the big tent on a warm summer day will be seen on the
Empire big stage. Buy a balloon for the little one.
a ORDER SEATS EARLY. PHONE WEST 708.
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RATRIClA -19 " V !? i f
nounced in 1906 and continued with
out abatement down to the end of
1910. In 1905 our exports to China
rose to the unprecedented total of
$59,000,000; the next year showed
a shrinkage of nearly 50 per cent,
the total for 1906 being but $30,
000,000; and each succeeding year
showed a smaller total until 1910,
when the figures stood at less than
$16,000,000 or $2,000,000 less than
in 1901, a decade ago. The first 11
months of 1911, however, recorded
a total export to China of $21,000,
000, November alone showing a to
tal of $2,000,000, indicating that for
the 12 months ending with Decem
ber the total will be fully $23,000,-
000. Imports from China continue
at practically the same rate as shown
by earlier years, the estimated total
of $32,000,000 for 1911 comparing
with $33,000,000 in 1910, $34,000,
000 in 1907, $29,000,000 in 1904,
and $26,000,000 in the calendar
Cotton goods, illuminating oil,
flour, iron and steel manufactures
and lumber, are the principal ar
ticles forming our exports to China.
In that trade cotton cloths have long
held first place and for many years
steadily increased until in 1905 they
rose to the high record of 563,
000,000 yards valued at $33,500,000
and in 1906 attained a total of 271,
000,000 yards. Immediately fol
lowing these unusually large expor
tations, however, and as a result, in
part at least, of excessive importa
tions of cotton cloths into China im
mediately following the close of the
Russo-Japanese war, there ensued a
period of decreasing exports of
American cotton cloths to China and
in 1907 the total dropped to 38,000,-
000 yards. A slight recovery began
in l!08 and in 1909 the total was
154,000,000 yards. In 1910 the to-
from 15,000,000 to 25,000,000
pounds of rice and about 13,000,000
square yards of rowings. Measur
ed by value, thencipal articles
imported last year ianked about as
follows: silk $12,000,000; wool, $4,
500,000; goat skins, $3,000,000;
tea, $2,000,000; mattings. $825,000;
bristles, $800,000; hats and mater
ials for, $"00,C00; rice $500,000;
and firecrackers $250,000.
Jury Blames Two for Wreck.
Centralia, Jan. 27. The coroner's
jury, which inquired into the Illinois
Central wreck at Kinmundy, 111.,
early Monday morning, last night
brought in a verdict placing the
blame for the death of J. T. Harahan
and three others upon Henry Schnei
derjohn, operator at Edgewood, and
Harry J. Broecker, flagman on train
No. 25. The jury also found that the
railroad company erred in permitting
trains to run so close together. The
verdict was returted after two hours'
deliberation. Scnneiderjohn testi
fied he was reading a newspaper
when both trains passed his tower
and, although he noticed they were
close together, did not think it nec
essary to, stop No. 3, which a few mo
ments later crashed Into No. 25 at
Kinmundy. The Jury blamed Broeck
er, the flagman on No. 25, for not
throwing a red fuse from the end of
his train, as instructed by J. H. Brai
nard, the conductor. T. J. Foley, as
sistant general manager of the rail
road company, author of .the com
pany's rule book, testified as to the
rules and regulations of the road. R.
J. Stuart, engineer on No. 3, recited
a graphic story of the collision and
of his attempts to stop his train af
ter he saw the rear lights on No. 26.
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A iittle cause may hurt the kid
Spells of backache often follow,
Or some irregularity of the urine.
A splendid remedy for such at
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ands Is Doan's Kidney Pills, a true
Many Rock Island people rely on it
Here is Rock Island proof.
Mrs. William A, Pennell, 618
Third avenue. Rock Island, 111.,
says: "Nearly every member of my
family has used Doan's Kidney Pills
and they have been so beneficial
that we consider them an excellent
kidney remedy. About a month ago
I procured a box of Doan's Kidney
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it required but a few doses to re
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ily took this medicine at the sanv;
time and was completely rid of kid
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Chamberlains Cough Remedy never
disappoints those who use it for ob
st'.nate Coughs, colds and irritations
il the throat and lungs. It stands un
rivalled as a remedy for all throat and
lung diseases. Sold by all druggists.
tal again dropped to 66,000,000 1 without a supply of Doan's Kidney
The pretty Princess Patricia, daughter ef the Duke and Ducness ot
Connaught, tried hard to prevent New York newspaper photographers
from fretting an exposure of her face during the visit of the royal party
in that city.
Monday and Tuesday she escaped. But on 'Wednesday one of the cam
era men. more persistent than his fellows, caugi.t her in an unstudied
pose that yielded a splendid photograph.
yards, while last year showed signs
of improvement, the monthly ex
ports in the closing part of the yeai
being from three to four times as
large as in the initial months and
the 12 months' totals standing at ap
proximately 110,000,000 yards val
ued at $7,500,000.
Of illuminating oil the exports
from the I'nited States to China hav-
since lain rangen net ween jii.uuii.-it
ouo and 5 1 0,uoo.ijmi per annum, ex-ip
cept in 1906, when the total was i p
about $4,000,000. In the calendar,
year 1911 the total was about $7,-
000,000, compared with $5,000,000;
in 1910, $9,500,000 in 1908, and i
S" 500 ti'Ofl in 1 ftilfl Tn China nnr'
exports of flour, which fell to un-;SS
usually small totals in 1909 and
1910, rose to $2,000,000 last year,
a sum only exceeded by the high
record total of $t5.00,000 recorded
in 1307. Iron and steel manufactur
ers are also important factors in our
exports to China, nails and spikes,
sheets and plates, locomotives and
steel rails being the principal items.
I.ast year our total exports of iron
and steel to that country exceeded
$2,000,000. We also exported to
China last year about $ 1,500,000V
worth of tobacco and manufactures'
thereof. In some years the exports!
of lumber to China are large. Lastj
year the total for the class designat-i
ed as "boards, planks, joists, etc.,"'
was about $500,000 and in 1910 9
little over $1,000,000.
From China the chief imports in-;
to the United States are silk, wool,!
rice, goat skins, tea, matting and !
bristles. We import annually f roru '
China from 20.000.000 to 40,000,-,
000 pounds of wool, from 3,000,000!
to 5,000,000 pound3 of silk, about;
10.000,000 pounds of goat skins
about 20,000,000 pounds of tea
Pills on hand."
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Remember the name Doan's
and take no other.
Tonight and Remainder of Week.
Direct from Whitney Opera House,
The Charles M. Baker Amusement
A Xew Song Fare
With BKKTHA GIBSON
All Star Cast Ten Musical Comedy
Stars ami 2 Others Including
Famous Taxicab Chorus.
Same show that played Moline
Seats now on sale. Phone East 3".
A $1.50 Show for 10c and 20c.
Three Shows Daily.
Plenty of good seats for tonight
and every night.
Beginning Thursday matinee, Feb. 1.
FOUR DAYS ONLY.
Boyle Woolfolk Presents That Nifty Song Show
The Sunny Side of Broadway
With Max Bloom
And Funny Comedians.
A carload of beautiful scenery and electrical effects
The same show that played here last season at
$1.50 scale, now playing for
10c, 20c and 30c
Matinee daily 2:30 any seat 10c.
Evening 8:15, 10c, 20c and 30c.
Phone West 224. Seats on sale Tuesday at 9 a. m.