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Initial Performance of Elks Ii
Witnessed by Capacity
House Last Night.
"PRUNE CENTER CUTUPS" AT THE EMPIRE
Only a few days left to take advantage of
this FREE OFFER:
THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1913.
A REAL RAGTIME TREAT
Sister Bate. 300-pound Colored Mam
my, Win Big Honors of Even
ing With Dane.
A ten nine colored "mammy,' In the
I mo a of Sister Bate of the Illinois
theatre fore last night shuftd across
the stare at the Initial performance
of the much heralded Elks' minstrel
chow and made the hit of the evening.
The buxom 300-pound chocolate drop
appeared just after Messrs. Keefe and
Adams had finished their planologue.
iUh Keefe still at the keys, Adams
began to sin "Mammy's Shufflin
Dance." Following close behind him j
came "Slater Bates" doing an old j
time "before the war shuffle," and
the house went wild. So deafening
was the applanse that the singer could
not be heard more than a few meas
ures. "Sister" wore her ordinary
rtreet costume and her delightful ivory
smile which was enough. As her dance
was concluded, an usher stepped to
the footlights and presented the color
ed dnncer with 8 monstrous bouquet
of carnations while the audience fair
As for the performance itself, it
compared very favorably with any sim
ilar home talent production which has
ever been staged In this vicinity, and
a to elaborate scenery and gorgeous
costumes was far in the lead. Almost
every seat in the house was taken
when the curtain arose and it is un
derstood that nearly every seat for
the performances of tonight and to
morrow have been secured.
OI.I.I4 f -Y. a
Every man acquitted hlmse'.f in a
creditable manner, but in pointing out
individual stars the laurels must nec
essarily go to Keith Collins, as far
as the black faces Ere concerned.
oiiins was funny and hip antics kept i
the audience in an uproar. He was
forced to respond to five or six en
cores after singing "You're My Paby.
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Roach and McCurdy have an act In the first half at the Empire this week that la both novel and funny en
titled "The Prune Center Cutups." It is convulsing. It ls'a screamer. It Is of the rube variety and it gets them.
N'elusco and Levina open the performance In "straight and crooked magic." Snyder and Buckley present an
uniqua musical act; Ned Melroy, who has been seen in Rock Island before and always to the best advantage, ap
pears la song, monologue and dance, and Gardnler & Vincent company close the show with a pretty scenic and il
luminated picture act, entitled "Winning a Queen." The bill la without a flaw, the third successive In the line of
high class vaudeville to be presented at the Empire.
with every suit or overcoat order and made to your indi
vidual measure for
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down the long end of the money, the j partially successful campaign to sell j
victory is worth working for. season tickets. The appointment of
gotten off at the expense of
known Rock Island citizens.
The opening scene revea'.ed carnival
night at the Panama-Pacific exposition.
The entire company, attired in gray
trousers and brilliant green and red
jackets, was seated before the drop.
The end men, attired in crimson and
black silk suits, then mado their en
trance and the customary "Gentlemen
be seated'' was heard. After the med
ley overture, by the entire company,
Clint Draper sang "I'm Going Back to
Old Virginia." Kenneth Fellows fol
lowed with "Way Down South." Dr.
Carl Mueller won a big hand with
"Moonlight Bay," after which the
decks were cleared for action to per
mit the Davenport comedian's ap
pearance. Iarry Mi'ler sprung into
i fame laKt rear with his rendition of
"When I Woke I'p This Morning She
Was Gone." las: night he had a new
ccon shcut, "Give Me the Hen That
A number of excellent local hits were !
I .aid the G-lien Ecsr." ard oa nsinl
which can go on the big time and make
good. Numbers which especially
pleased were "In Georgia Land," and
"Play Me Those Ragtime Melodies."
Iefty Hampton, as an old southern
darky preacher, delivered a stump
speech on "Prohibition," and roasted
several prominent Elks during the
course of his address which, was de
CLASSIC PLAY SEE.
A little playlet, "The Death of the
Gladiator," kept the house in an up
roar. The characters involved were
the Roman senator in the person of
Harry Cozad; Penny Ante, his daugh
ter, N. B. Goslme. and Archibald, the
gladiator. Jack Has'.ey. Jack is final
ly punctured with a paper dagger,
w-iclded by Cozy, and after carefully
brusb'ng a few specks of dust from
the floor with a tiny whisk broom, lies
down to die, but when he hears the
words "Bring in the bier," is resur
rected, believing a drink to be forth-
TO NAME REFEREE
Both Brown and Brondell Have
Their Choice for Third Man
On the Mat.
NO HITCH IS EXPECTED
There are a host of candidates for
the first preliminary on the evening's
card, and the club will make its selec
tions for a strong bout for the open
ing number on the program. -
Either of Two Named Should be Ac
ceptible to Grapplers Page-Hurley
Jess Reimer of Des Moines has been
suggested by Carl Brown as referee of
the Brondell-Brown match which takes
The sketch was thoroughly ; place at the Illinois theatre Thursday
I was rece.vea wuu wnu ,i-ci..im. ...JU,....- cllu .Va.uj, """' ! ni ght. Reimer was the third man on
! Hampton sang "Ploai- l?n't TnkelThu performance concluded with "On j t
Mv I.ovin' Gal Awav." which was , the Old Plantation," introducing Clint j the when Bro defeated Mat
the Jap. at aterloo last
One Week's Treatment Will Banish
All Dit-rissing Symptoms.
There lsn'f n sufferer from stomach
misery, dyspepsia, gastritis or catarrh i Other numbers of the Crs.
01 m sicmacti tha. cannot bn won- "When Cnt e Joe Plays a Itaa; on ma
derfu'ly benefited by j.ist ore week's t Old Banjo." Oscar Ramser; "Vou're
treatment, or less than one 50 cent My Baby." Keith Collins: "In TVr.'.r
boy of MI-O-NA Ftomach tablets. j .and w!tn Wxip 1CUj" Geome Schnel-
Many thousands of people are cured !der. Jr.: "Hitchy Koo." Ernest Nicho
in three days and Mensel relic comes us; "Mother Machree." Harry I.urkin;
tn a few hours. MI-O-NA Is a spe- i "Takf Me to That Swauec Shore."
followed by one of the m'isical treats '
of the evening.
Ul ABTFT IS HEiHI).
Leo Larkin. wiio is 'he possessor
of p remarkablv clear au.- sweet tni
or vrlce, sang "1 Ix)ve Ycu Swoftlienrt '
Sue" in his own inimitable manner.
He was tstTe'ed by the ot'.ier thrre
members of the Elks' Imperial o.ur.r
tet, composed cf Misers. Hamptoa, !
Jiueiicr and iiarrv ana 1,20 uarSin. 1
Draper !n a soft shoe song and dance
enticed "Teasir.g Moon." Draper was
.'s:s:cd by a dancing choras composed
rf Harry I-arkin. Kenneth Fellows, N.
P.. Gs'ine, Larry Miller, Ernest icli
f lps Hcrnr Rnmser Part Pnrnhcsrcr
Ar'Iirr trol Actor Will TtniV, iJfSSe
Pchroedcr and R. M.
Matsuda, the Jap. at Waterloo
Thursday night, and his work as arbi
ter was entirely satisfactory to the
Waterloo wrestler and tlie entire
crowd. Brondell. however, favors
Slaymaker, the Albany, 111.,
Fenster- i "Eald Eagle." who has proved capable
lnisdi. ;everj- time ne was called upon to pre-
Thorewasadarktownwedd:ng,during;s,d(? in tri-city matches. It is not
the course cf which Dr. E. P. Ames, as thougtit that Brown can have any ob
the bride, was hitched tn the irrnniri I jection to Slaymaker, as the latter
j Ix;uis Harms, by Parson Clint Draper.' refereed the last bout in which the Wa
;A riotous cake walk concluded thejterlo bo' appeared at the Illinois,
(ceremony 'n case Brown and Brondell cannot
I . I agree On either Keimer or Slaymaker.
two other capable men have been stig
gestPd. One is "Cyclone Tommy''
Thompson, who has wrestled both
SHOW A TVTVXER.
The performance throughout was !
d'-c idedly good and great credit is due i
various men. Last night there
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finale, "Waiting for the Uobert K.
I"e," Alvln K. Fensterbusch. SDecial
meniion Is due Harry Larkin a slngin',' 1 work- Tne cborus numbers were good,
cf "Mother Machree." Although the ! Tnp dancl.ig was exceKent and the
vocalist was handlr anned hv a severe ; soloists were all talented. The Elks
! grapplers and cannot be said to be
! preju-dlced, and John Voss of Rock Is-
the show should run like greased clock 'iacd' 1,83 a fiction of being a
inn du juiiiaiutti
Chicago, Feb .18.-J. M. Keller of
Decatur, 111., was reelected president
and W. M. Smallinger of Iron Moun
tain, Mo., secretary of the Great West
ern circuit for 1913 at the annual
meeting at the Auditorium hotel Sun-
I day. The meeting of the stewards
I was harmonious, with no contests or
1 delayed reports from committees. The
j following dates were assigned for this
i year's harness racing:
Aus. 5-8 Decatur, T.l.
Aug. 12-1G Peoria, 111.
Aug. 19-23 Galesburg, 111.
Aug. 25-29 Iowa state fair at Dea
Sept. 1-5 Minnesota state fair at
, Ha inline.
Sept. 8-12 Wisconsin state fair at
Sept. 15-19 Michigan state fair at
Sept. 22 27 Peoria.
?ept. ?.0-Oct. 3. Missouri state fair
Oct. 6-11 Illinois state fair at
Oct. 13-18 Open date. No applica
tion. Oct. 20-Nov. 2 Texas state fair at
Nov. 3-8 Arizona state fair at
The tinal congress of the Ameri
e.m Trotting association will be held
tcday and tomorrow at. the Auditorium
1'rbana. 111., Feb. 18. Minnesota's
football eleven will meet Illinois at
Crbsna Nov. 22. This is the date of
the annual home coming of Illinois
graduates. Director Huff last night an
nounced the complete schedule for
Coach Zuppke's team, which had been
held up pending the arrangement of
a playing manager from last year's 1
team and a policy of economy are ex- j
pected to help wipe out the deficit
which resulted from the poor attend- ;
ance over the entire' league In 1912. i
Dubuque, Iowa, Feb. 18. George j
Simon of Indianapolis, a brother of
Catcher Mike Simon of Pittsburgh,
was signed by Dubuque yesterday, j
Manager Rowland does not expect ;
Jack Raycraft of Chicago, the holdout i
catcher, to return. Outfielder Frank
Jude, an Indian, also has signed his
St. Louis, Feb. 18. Al Was em of
St Louis again won from Nick Col
lins, known as "Young Gotch, In a
wrestling match Sunday night. The
first fall came after two hours and
six minutes, and Collins was so ex
hausted the club physician refused to
allow him to continue.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Feb. 18. The
Oklahoma Intercollegiate Athletic as
sociation, as an echo of the Thorpe
case, has adopted a resolution permit
ting collccfans to play summer base
ball for money without losing their
St. Louis, Feb. 18. The Krebs-Co-burn
team won the six day bicycle race
here. The Loftus-Cameron combina
tion was second, and Do Mara and
Diefenbacher third. The winners
made a flat 986 miles in 48 hours of
Big Show at
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Matinees every day 25c. Evenings 8:19
Jessie Busley & Co. Marvelous Mil
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were greeted with
cold his efforts
Part II was opened by Messrs. Keefe
minstrel show may well be designated I
f he club has taken the referee ques
tion up with Brown and hopes to have
a definite answer before another day ' a date with the Gophers. A new two
and Adams with a piano act.
Keefe is a real pianist and his
as a success.
The catt follows:
Interlocutor Harry W. Cozad.
Mr 1 omeaians Keitn Collins, Ernest
bur- i Nicholas, Oscar Ramser, Kenneth Fel
lesqce Italian opera was a scream.
These young men sang a number of
rag songs in real fashion. Both are
performers of ability and have an act
Tonight and To
at tonight's performance the
win be held for the $2,000 Mohne Dreadnought. Se
cure your tickets at once. Yon may be fortunate one.
Seat sale now on Prices 25c, 50c, 75c, $1. Box $1.50
lows. "Lefty" Hampton, Louis Eckhart
and Irry Miller of Davenport, and
Alvln E. Feneterbusch of Moline, and
Balladists Harry Larkin. Leo Lar
kin, Dr. Carl Mueller and George
Chorus Louis Harms, Lee Kaupke,
E. P. Ames. Roy T. Collins. V. A. Rerr-
Mund. Fred Aster, X. B. Gosllne, Clar
ence Isaacson, Carl Farnberg, G. E.
Baker, W. N. Schroeder, Will Roth,
Arthur Harms, E. O. Humes, Harry
Knox, Charles Blener. Jr, George R.
Stephenson, Ed. Meek, Joo R, Tnckls,
H. G. Trent, J. J. Hastay.
PAGE VS. IHTtl.EY.
! year contract was entered into with
Feb. 17, 18 and 19 Elks' MlnsttlB.
Vaudeville Performances daily at
2:45 and 8:15.
Orpheum vaudeville Performances
daily at 2:30 and 8:30 p. m.
AT THE ILLINOIS.
No play of this decade has attained
the popularity enjoyed by "Uncle Josh
Perkins" for the simple reason that
no other theatrical offering has been
able to command the successful at
tention of theatre goers year after
year as does this annually welcome
gitimate stage "can prove Itself a pow
erful factor in the conveyance of a
lesson in reformation and forgtvenasa,
it Is a shining example and an ever
lasting credit to its author. A faotpr
in the appeal of "The Only Son la
the achievement of Thomas W. Roes
in the title role, which he presents
with an instinct of sincerity and a
splendid appreciation of Its artistic
value that is as convincing as It la
compelling. "The Only Son" comes to
the Illinois March 2.
It has been definitely Eettled that
Ix)nie Page will be Billy HuTley's op
ponent in the semi-wlndup Thursday
night. The Albany, 111., lightweight
agreed to meet any grappler at his
weight, but declared that If Page want
ed a return match he would gladly ac
commodate him. Lonle, who had been
undefeated up to the time he had tack
led Hurley, was too confident In the
last match and It Is said did not train
up to the requirements. This time he
will be on his guard, for he realizes
that Hurley Is a strong and clever an
tagonist. A purse has been eet aside
for this bout, and as the victor draws
Seats Now Selling
REAL WRESTLING MATCH
rpp Thursday "wi
TWO HUNDRED DOLLAR SIDE BET
HARRY BRONDELL vs. CARL BROWN
"Sycamor Cyclone" Is Bested
in Ten Round Boat Staged
Weight 155' lbs.
Weight 156 lbs.
Watch for the Big Semi-Wind-Up
Prices 25c, 35c, 50c, 75c. Box and Stage $1.00
Milwaukee, Wla, TM. 11 Tent
ing Bob" Mo ha. of Mflwaakee won over
"Cyclona" Johnny Thompson of Syca
more, I1L, by a wide margin In the
main bout of tha boxing- show staged
at tlie Elite rink last aight under the
auspices al the South Side A C. Moha
won by forcing ta mining and land
ing the cleaner and mere punishing
I wallops. Tbempsea continually bored
j in with his covered op defease and
Moha was unable to connect in the
early stages ef the mllL The local
j boxer continually played for the Etom
i ach and near the close of the bout bad
j Thompson in a weakened condition.
I During the last three of the 10
rounds Thompson's blows lacked force
and drive ana Vona battled his oppo
1 nent in give and take fashion. There
was not a knockdown In the beut, but
Thompson was the receiver general
of many stinging wallops which would
That Corn Is a
Sure 'Goner' Now
"OETS-ny tk XvOT-Plaa Cam Car.
0t Amy Cera Sarelr, Qetckly.
Tou'll nay, 'tt doe beat all how
qolek "GBTS-IT" sot rid of tht corn.
It'a almost ma-lc!" "GETS-IT" gets
tContlnues oa Paga Eight.)
L-(t. jk n 1 1 rural comedy. Each season some new
Kentucky and Missouri, , . . . , . .
hance the value of its wholesome New
England flavor and while specialties
are easily Introduced without disturb
ing the action of the play, the story
of Uncle Josh and how he permeates
the development of the play with firm
but lovable character is sufficiently
interesting to hold the attention of
young and old. This season "Uncle
Josh Perkins," which come9 to the
Illinois next Sunday, will be played
by a company of capable actors, the
best ever assembled to interpret this
popular play, and will have an entirely
new scenic production.
IT Madr Ever? Orm VaaUa
very eom, very time, u sure as tha
un riaea. It tfckoa about two seconds
ato apply It, Corn pains stop, you f0r-
frt the corn, the corn snriveU up. and
ts gone! Over try anything liko that?
You never did. Ther a no more fus-lna-
with plasters that pr- on the
corn, no more alvea tnat taks off the
aurroundins; fieh, uu more handa-.
No more knlvtu. files or razors that
make corns grow, and -kjse danp-r trf
blood poison. 'OETS-IT' i equally
harmless to healthy or irritated fleah.
It "iceis" every corn, wart. cai;ou and
buni'in you ve ot
which sre scheduled for preliminary
tontests, are the only new teams on
il;e Illinois list. Indiana probably
will be played at Indianapolis. The
Chicago game at Marshall field is the
only other out of town contest. The
Oct. 4 Kentucky at Illinois.
Oct. 11 Missouri at Illinois.
Oct. 28. Northwestern at Illinois.
Nov. 1 Chicago at Chicago.
Nov. 15 Purdue at Illinois.
Nov. 22 Minnesota at Illinois.
Dubuque, Iowa, Feb. 18. Unless
present plans fall through Nutwood
park, the only mile track in Iowa, will
be the scene of the Horseman Futurity
races next season. Purses aggregat
ing $15,000 will be hung up, in addi
tion to a series of other speed events.
It Is proposed to divide the purse in
the futurity stake as follows: Three-year-old
trot, $7,600; three-year-old
pace, $5,000; two-year-old trot, $2,500.
The prizes on the regular card, includ
ing the above stakes, are expected to
bring the total up to $70,000.
Keoleuk, Iowa, Feb. 18. Plans are
on foot for a big double regatta here
this summer. In addition to the
scheduled regatta of the M, V. P. B.
A. it is planned to have the Western
Power Boat association meet trans
ferred from Peoria. It is said that
the Peoria people are willing, pro
viding the meet next year be taken to
Kenosha, Wis., Feb. 18. The city of 1
j Kenosna by Its common council, put
'the seal of approval on boxing shows
In Kenosha last night, w hen, by a vote
of 8 to 7, a resolution was passed
granting a permit for a boxing show
to be given under the auspices of the
Kenosha Athletic club at the Coliseum
here between the dates of March 3
and March 20. The bouts are to be
pulled off under the direction of the
police department of Kenosha and pro
moters have been promised Immunity
from prosecution so long as the bouts
are within the limit of the law.
Wmchell Smith's new play, "The
Only Son," with Thomas W. Ross of
"Fortune Hunter" and "Checkers'
fame, is easily the most dominant dra
matic offering current. It is a strong
play written about a subject little dis
cussed yet ever uppermost in the hu
man mind, and in writing it Ir. Smith
has created an intensely dramatic and
human story, a story of impressive
merit with a big gripping theme, and
he tells it In a dialogue of brilliant
phrasing, sparkling wit, yet withal ex
treme cleanliness in every line. That
"The Only Son" carries a moral with
dramatic conviction there is no doubt,
and, as an illustration of how the le-
Augustana's Baseball Schedule
Contemplates Playing Out
of the City.
Augustana college baseball team will
in all probability play but one game
at home this season with St. Am
brose college of Davenport. The re
mainder of The schedule as being made
up by Manager Knut Erlckson, con
templates playing all the games ont
of town because of the lack of Inter
est which marked the at-home games
laBt season. Bringing teams here to
play is expensive and when the stu
dents do not turn out to witness the
contests, the games prove costly. With
this in mind, the manager is arrang
ing two trips for the team. The first
Is a four day tour to Chicago and vi
cinity, meeting Northwestern college,
Armctir intTi'ute and Lewis or Lake
Forebt. The second trip is to the
southward, taking in Monmouth, Wil
liam and Vashti, Ixmbard, Heddlng
and Carthage. After the return, a
game will be played in Davenport with
St. Ambrose on the latter's diamond
and then the season will end with the
Dr venporters on Augustana's grounds.
The Augustana team gives promise
of being fast this year, provided the
pitching problem can be solved. SteO.
who played second last season, is a
steady pitcher and may be pressed into
service while "Pat" Leverlck, coach of
last season's squad, is in school and
may jo'n the team as its pitcher. :
While it la often impossible to pre
vent an accident. It is never Impos
sible to be prepared it is not beyond
any one's purse. Invest ,25 cents In
a bottle of Chamberlain's liniment and
you are prepared for sprains, bruises
anu like injuries. Sold by all drug
otis-ri i tuna ai ail druKi:' Eye .eague
au Ad i:eiii M iwuif. or prm uu receipt i .
of price by E. Lawrence Co., Chicago. 09
Decatur, I1L, Feb. 18. The Three-
franchise will probably
retained here as a result of the 1
FRIDAY, Feb. 21
ONLY APPEARANCE IN THE TRI-CITIES
The Oldest the Biggest the Best
GSL. G. FIELDS' Q
RE ATE R MINSTRELS
65 MINSTREL CELEBRITIES 65
The ahow you all know and always enjoy See original production
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