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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY, APRIL 11. 191..
I BOUGHT AND PAID
Gene and Kathryn Kin At Empire
FOR STRONG PLAY
St. Joseph Parish School Filled
at First Performance of
Manager Klnck Assures Illinois
Patron3 of Excellence of
ONE OF THE BEST EVER
Many of the Act Compare Favorably
With Professional Turns
Play Again Tonight.
: The Sr. Joseph vaudeville-minstrel
wa6 en ins'an'-a.hftuH hit, The above
wag the popular verdict after the Ini
tial performance, given last r.Uht ut
Ft. Joseph ha.l. Thre are heme tal
ent productions and then there a.-
more of the name. btr har of lag:
.pvnntDB will live forever, tiguratlveiy
Breaking. Father Cleary has evidently
obtained a corner on ail the first class
talent hi this vicinity, if the produc
tion of last evening may be taken as
. criterion. In fact there were some
acts which have- not been surpassed
y professionals, who have trod the
local variety hoards during th" past
hak "TRffi rnoRrs. J
Everything was good. A chorus of I
To voices featured the minstrel show, j
There wus p.enty of voiurr.i, ns would
be. expee'.ed, but the beautiful part
of it was that there was u?t us mueh !
l.armony. Father Clean' acted as mus
leal director, and the smooth manner I
In which the performance. procnded
was a silent but eloqui.t tribute to
hlg efTorti. Flret night performances
Rt an amateur entertainment are tiu
ally shunned by tho pubil-, but la.-t
Xilght there was not a s'i:gle hiU:h. A
more thorouKhly meritorious eti'er'aln.
nient would be hard to And anywhere, i
and Kreat credit lx du' bo'h Fath-r
Cleary and l)un Quli.n. The show
li a credit to the pnrlnh and Is d
tervliiK of all the patroiinj: !n 'lie
erld. A LoUKe which coui'rtably
filed the auditorium, evinced l' ap
proval and upprobu'luit by cui.Muuoi,
tud heavy upp uue. Krn-nr-H were
llherully respondfl to, and everybody
veut away sat'sfleil
AlUUt II. I. K I'KA'I I l K.
The Interstate Four stole the lion's j
hare of th honors hi tho vaudeville
icit!',:. They put on a turn, fully iu
Intuitu In lei.K'h, and their wrk
compared favorably with many of the
quartet which una pluyitm trl-clty
vuudevlllo housun. Roy Curry, as a
llebruw tcmeulaii. oonvulseij 'he audl-
noe from tut time he appeared. Mor
raii Sex'on, es the "S!hH Hoy." whs
excellent. The young men bleud their
voices In barber shop chords which
wr.i.l He ud a durky Into the seven'h
heaven of deMKht. Cliar.ei Kuantree
und Hill Toal provided the comedy for i
the mlns're! Midw. Bill appeared In a j
f'ar'lh.g Fiirisiiiu crea'ion. mid as a j
Clmtlple of tli- fuinoiis FiMiieline Pack- I
1 urst, was duc ldedly "there.'' Rimu-
tree proved to b" an A No. 1 black
fnce mau. Ill clowning was noUiing
short i f keen.
The Iiutcli Kiddlep' song, by six lit-
tie girls clad In the con en' inn.il Hoi i
laiuh se costume, wooden shoes iit.d
the rest, went big. At'ircd as h i I' -Ian
troubudor. John Na:ib sang to
the MiHHcp Sin It li unit Winter in pirns-
1; g fashion. The , iu- Indies rc-
rpoiidcd ple;sinly with exceiietit mcl
i'dy. hose Kinney's musical recita
tion was clever Slid well received.
She nil usfl'H'cd by CVcl! Burkhart
at the rluno. Ji Stci'h proved to
lie a real monologue art ,st H is line of
chatter wa funny Mrs. Mae Richard..,
Casey and Amanda Smith In a melody ;
duo. brought down the house. B-thof,
these ladies ere p. fsessor of ''!-
nt and wci. tra.-ieu v e,.. . . ,.
and well trai'ieii vo ces. Their
turn was gneted with de.,r, rlr.g IlP" I
plRUse. In 'he Summer Boys' Spe- ;
clalty. number of lads from l'i to 1." .
eur of uge. sppeiired in ov.Tfil.s ana
broad brimmed straw hi". Their
s nglng was Rood Ai d their romedy
us clean. The first par' closed with
h number by the St. .Tnfoph C.'.ce club.
d.rected by Fn'her r'.enry
MltVMTlir.i. ! i. on.
As to the minstrel show. It compared
favorably with any siuflar perform -
um-e evur at'.emp'ed nere. A number
4,f good Jkes. aimed ;.t ario-.is mem-
hers of the parish, were w'.l received.
I red Burt acted as li.tcr'.iu'.i'or. Af-
t. r the opening medley by th en'lre ;
chorus. John Naab urtls'i. al y r.-mler- j
New York Woman Praises
Father John's Medicine
6as "It Has Done My Eaby a World
"Fa'her John's Vi
n.y bnb a worM
I., Ler wlnnever si
ic'.igh or Is run i'
I S'gued i Mrs C -c:'.
f d I g;ve
c has a 'o.d
v.vc. in l.ea'.th
. ena:.. 4
w. lMh St.. New nk C; y.
AOT patent medicine
, - " rLltfa
i : - - W - .V '-: --r . ' p " t- f ' 7. . . -.i V S . . . f I
The Kirie are one of the features j
on an excellent bill that the Ercp're
's offering the lapr half of the week,
King, as an interpreter of character ; dine are a your.e man and a girl who city. I am sending you this as a per
songs, is an ar'isf, whiie his assistant present a poli'e singing and dancing ' sonal guarantee of the excellence of
is equally 'aiented rs a piano accom-' turn that is far r ut of 'he ordinary, j this attraction, and I can promise that
panUt. The Plrlscoffis, Jugglers, fur- I Leonard and Meredith ainar as "Tho von will see on the staee c,f the ilii.
nish the big act of the bill. When
justing announcer! tne vaudeville-; a clear stand in a hotel lobby, and : detail as rerfct as this splendid com
gonr us-uaiiy yawns and says he would there Is some smart talk between the ! pany g?ve for the last six months in
just as soon have the acrobats brought
I on. You'll be dieb( lusiunized by the
I'irliicoTin, for they are about the
' sw ifrett p'rf'Mn rs in thir class now
; before the public. It's a beautifully
I staged act, aud you'll have to nay you
d "Those Songs My Mother Used to
; S'.ng " Joe Meehan and Morgan Sex
j ton sang "Good Old Time S'raw Ride."
I' Nellie. Fuller, as an Irish lassie, was
a hit with "When Irish Eyes Are
Smiling." Ar'hur Burt, as the terror
of the Spanish main, Installed fear
In the heart of K:.d Man Roaatree,
when he pulled his cutlass from the
scabbard and sang "The Priate Chief."
Will MrtJulnn won a big hand with j
f "That Old Girl of Mtue." A pleas
' Itig feature was the rendition of "In
, the Shadows" by the Imperial guar
' tet, composed of Maude Gruby, Lillian
Barnett, Teresa Barth and Florence
Winter. I.eo Iarkln sang In his usual
j excellent style. "My Sw eetheart Sue."
Uoantree, Toal and company closed
wl'h "Plnkerton Detective Moon."
The proceeds of the show will be
used for the bulldicg fund. The per
formance w 111 be repeated this even-
1ng, utid for anyone desiring real, gen-
ull.e atnUhement. w e would respectful- i
ly recommend the. St. Joseph vaude- t
vllle minstrel. !
Till-: I OMI'l.KTF. rilOORAM.
Fo.U w hiK Is the complete program
for the ttwertainnien :
i Iiu'ch Kiddies Sone -Lillian Geig- j
; er, Elizabeth Corken. a'herine K"el
r, Grace Allen. Rosalie Brien. aiar-,
! guerl'e Gibson. j
Italian Serenade Marie Smith. I
Florence Winter and John Nab. j
Musical Keeltation Rose Kinney;
- . Burkv,rt . the rlano
The Melodv Duo Mrs M.R.Casey,
Anittnda smith. (Introducing - Garaen
f . Heart. Mo'her Machrce. Be
sure lie s Irish A IV.r'hdav).
s,.n,n.er n0Vjl Suecial' v Will am
G j (assisted bv Harry Tonn, Leo
KUU Jo8,.ph wirig. Kenneth Sex-
lpi) j,,;,., rorken. Joseph Heifr.g. I
. Ku;n)ond Huttee. James Corken. Ar-!
j wbiu, Arti,r iav. John Reidy'
prai k Mar8hall , I
Interstate Four Morgan Sexton.'
Walt Freemat.. Roy Curry, Edward'
Xelson . j
j Ti;j We Meet Again--St. Joseph's j
, t;; club. '
! Moving 1'lc'ures Original car'oons. I
1 QUr Kormer School Boys. i
Interlocutor -Fred Bur. I
Medley. "Everybody Likes the Sum- j
iner C, r: Just a Ctrl. Company. i
These Songs My Mother Used to ,
Sine - John Naab.
Good 'd Time S'raw Ride Joe I
Meehan. Morgan Sexton. " J
When Irish F.es Are Smiling Nel-j
lie Fuller I
The P'.ra'e Chief -Arthur Burt. j
I That Old Girl of Mine Will Mc
dor.e (;u-nn. j
In the Shadows-- Tmper al quartet,
Maud iJruby isoloisti. Mllian Barn
t ,t. Teresa Barth. lloreiue Winter.
Mv Sweetheart Sue I.eo Larkin. ,
Plr.ker'on DetecMve Moon Charles ;
Krn'rc3. Bill Toal and company. ,
horus of TS vn.cn Music by Cri
terion orciies'ra. Piano courtesy Bowl
by Music house.
Chorus Alirr Meet?.r.. Susan Mee-
LI'IIan neisrnrctr.. Ca'herine O'Con-
no'!. Rf.se Mansfield. Her.rle'ta En-
ge'.mar., Alice Ttieleo, Marclla Reidy,
Helen Cavanaugh, Elle.n Daly. Mar
i fruer'.te Flaherty. Res Newfleld. Mar
; caret Garlock. Mildred Garlock, O'tllia
V o'z. S'ella Gibson. Margsret McNel
las, Sarah Gibson, Luc'.a Schaab.
I Cyrllla Schaab, Marie O'Brien, Irene
i Kail. Gladys Eekhart, Alice M:ser.
U'era Cauf.eld. Mab'e Broderick, Mary
; Farrell. Yaliere Hass, Dorothy D:ero!f.
Crcver Auld, Edward Meehan, Fred
Die:, Charles Kr.gelntaa. Peur Kale.
William Winkler, Ben !loa.-h, Will
1 Kile, CUaries Kimball, Vkwr Harder,
like it no matter how strong your
prejudices aeainst jutrplinp as a form
of entertainment. Cummings and Clay-
Maid and 'he Meddler.'
The scene is
-wo. oon s anlma.s. dotr.s and mon
keys, perform before the audience by
themselves, but of course are directed
ficm behind the srenns by their mas
ter. The animals made a big hit with
the audience last night.
.Stanley Taber, Luwrei.ce Murphy,
U'ilford O'Hare, Karl Calkins. Charles
McGitinis. Fred Nold. Clarence French,
Walter Giger, Clifford B.irus, Fred
Breuiian, Tom Cavanaugh, Chris
Schotz, Ben Reidy. Francis Broderick,
Russell Murrin. Harry Schaffer, Arthur
McCartney. Lawrence Weirather. Ben
Taylor, Steve Miller, Carl Strohm,
St l.ouis 1 U
Washington l o
Philadelphia 1 n
Chicago 0 U
Cleveland (i o
Detroit 'J 1
New York 0 1
.or nj '
Boston u 1
Brooklyn . . .
Cincinnati . .
New York . .
Pittsburgh . .
St. Ixiuis . . .
AMERICA N ASSOCIATION.
S'. Paul ....
Toledo .... ,
Columhus . .
IOu:sv.!ie . .
NATIONAL LEAGl E.
Chicaro-St. I lis. rain.
New York. C; Boston. S.
Philadelphia. 3: Brooklyn, 11.
AMERICAN LEAGI E..
Washington. 2: New York, 1.
St. Louis. 3: Detroit. 1.
Boston, 9: Philadelphia. V.
Kansas City. Louisville, 7.
St. Paul-i olumiuis. rain.
Chattanooga, 1 : Atlanta, k.
New Orleans. 5: Mobile, 4.
Other games, rain.
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE.
Venice. 2: San Francisco, s.
Oakland. Poniar.d. 2.
Sacramento, 12; Ios Angeles, 11.
1. Does a ear more clorhes la
summer than winter, and why?
2. Behtvd aa exploit aud leave to
S Tr.inst.os" part cf the national
f.ag Into si Irl's.
4 With 'he le-tr& of the words la
capitals form a word to appropriately
fill the blaak li' the following sentence:
O I TAG ALLEN is my
5. What tree is your bet,i friend or
our w orst enemy?
1. It. wt-r.er t.e n-t-j a coat; la s .m
mer he wears e cca: sad fan's
o S riiies, cr:.ea.
b. Yew ivoui.
news ad tte tirca The
One of the dramatic treats of the
season at the IHlnois will be George
Broadhuret's play, "Bought and Paid
For," booked for next Monday. Mana
ger Klinck of the Illinois, in a letter
sent out to his patrons, gives assur
ance of the excellence of the attrac
tion and the strength of the cast. His
"To Rock Island Theatregoers:
Knowing that the people of Rock Is
land are always anxious to see the
best. In the theatre, and are ever ready
to bestow their patronage when they
are assured that the offering is of the
first class, I am taking this method of
calling your notice to the fact that on
Monday evening, April 14. the Illinois
theatre will present William A. Brady's
greatest dramatic success of recent
years. 'Bought and Paid For,' by
George BroadhUTBt. Thi6 play had the
remarkable run of 35 consecutive
months at Mr. Brady's New York play
house and six months at the Princess
theatre, Mr. Brady's Chicago play
house. "The en' ire original Princess thea
tre production atir! cast, including
Frank Mills. FTancis X. Conlan, Arvld
Paulson, Alexander Carleton. Kathe-
lene MacDonell, Helene Lackave and
! Francesca Rotoli. will be eoen in this
. nois theatre a performance in every
"Y. J. KLINCK.
April 14 William A. Brady presents
"Bought and Paid For." directly from
the Princess theatre, Chicago.
April 15 Recital by Agnes. Pope
April 16 "The Confession."
April 20 Joseph M. GaiteB oJTers
Henry Kolker in "Our Wives."
April 24 Henry W. Sagave presents
Otis Harlan in "Little Boy Blue."
Vaudeville Performances at 2:45
and S: 15.
i AT THE ILLINOIS.
i Henrv Kolker, kad'115 man in "Our
Wives." which cam's to the Illinois '
, April Il'J. di'cct from a four months' j
run at the con theatre, Chicago, lived ;
his youthful years in Qj incy, 111., where I
his father was p'-iiiinent in business j
circles. At 1!' years Kolker was sent j
U Milwaukee ;;s the Iocs' representa- !
tive of the N. K. Fa 'Thank company, J
and his first anparani es upon the i
stage as a member of the German j
stO' k company-- were in the nature of j
a "sideline.'- Even af'er he became a 1
01111 full -tied geii actor he did not tell his
fi'iii ' parents that h had gone upon the.
ikiii stag", as they had the old-time preju
O'io dice against the actor. But when he
(ifn'i was en-gaged by Robert Downing for
000 the lattcr's production of 'The Glad
iiiii) iat.or." Ko'ker had to tell his father,
as tin company was booked for a sin
:cle nicht at Qu'ney. The senior Kol
I ker oi'jec'ed so seriously to the ap
ipearance of his son in the home town
that Kolker's stage career alirost end
,ed thtn ad there. But Downing had
i taken a great fancy to the yout.h and :
I und""-rtoik to "square'- matters. He
! provided himself with a fund of good
i stories and oaileti upon pa'er families
j makii c himself so agrteable with;
ibis rotund uood humor that he finally,
! secured the father's promise to wit-
; ness the performance. Bright and
'parly the next morning, Kolker, Sr.
was at the station to sre the hoy off.
He inci'iired as 'o the possibilities of
ifhe profession at some length, read
Kolker a vigorous lecture on the whole
F M P 1 R F
Road show No. 2. Great
7 ACTS 7
All matinees 15c.
Two Sunday matinees,
2:00 and 3:45
Any seat 15c.
Nights 8:15. 10c and 25c
Roller Skating Bear
at the E. I. Rink April 10,
11, 12 and 13.
Saturday and Sunday
If You Do Not
made to your measure suit equal in
a any $25 to $30 suit you
had he will refund your
mr GIVE HIM A TRIAL 12a
Remember no extra charge for Norfolks or an
style you want them.
Next door to
fe? Look for the name, Haea-e, in the window.
6 Air - '-I
matter and tiien whispered. "Henry.'
when you are p'adv t.-i go into this '
thing for yourself, let uu- know; I'll
give you the capital. "
San Francisco. Cal., April 11. Jess
Willard, tallest of the heavyweights,
is doing light training and gymnasium
work at Ad WoleaL-t's quarters at
Ocean beach. After a workout yes
terday he tipped the scales at 2:i7. He
never has been seen in action on tin;
Pacific coast before anu in ins gym
nasium work he se i-'iied to have more
speed than that of any otner of the
heavyweights in the first rank. Wil
lard has no mutches in sight and will
not enter the ring for six weeks or so,
because of an operation last week on
St. Paul, Minn., April 11. --The sen
ate of the Miiiiieciitii legislature yes
terday killed the Mueller bill legalizing
limited and regulated boxing contests
iu the state by adopting au adverse
report of the committee on general
legislation, which prevailed at a com
mittee meeting last night.
! Minneapolis, Minn., April 11. Mike
Gibbons, the St. I'aul boxer, was last
night matched to meet Lahe Safro, ti e
Minneapolis welterweight, iu a ten
round match to be held at Eau Claire,
Wis., May 1. The men wili meet at
New- Orleans. La., April 11.- Wires
are being laid for another move to re
instate horse racing in New Orleans.
Unofficial reports state that the Cella
interests of St. Louis are making
Btrong overtures to add the City Park
race track to their Crescent City
Jockey club holdings. John Hachen
: meister, their confidential agent, is
'here. If this deal is made tne.state
legislators will he Eppreached in 'be;
Interest of getting a bill passed whien
will reinstate racing. The price of
fered for the City park is said to be
St. Louis. Mo., April 11 Harry
Irendaii won over Jack Shelion "A ed
i;e&day eight in an eight round boxing
bout at the St. Louis Athletic club.
Los Angeles, Cal.. April 11. An
eastern Invasion by the Western Autu-
' mobile association is pTar,ned as tte
frst t ffenslve movement in the war-
,kre teiaeea the recemly organized
association nnii the American Auto
r.'oiiile association, which was begun
four mouths ago. Officials of the west
ern association announced they would
bold a race m et ;,t ItngVon Beach,
N. Y., track.
Pittsburgh. Pa., April 11. Pitts
burgh and Chicago will first, have to
meet in a post-season series before tne
tttree cushion liampiont-hip of the,
National Billiard league can be h cid
i I. Charles .McCourt. representing the
local team, defeated Pedro Maupomc "f
St. Louis. to 42, Wednesday night
in SI innings, thereby caii'-.tiig a deau
leck between Chicago and Pittsburgh,
each team hax'iig won 2i games anil
Sin Francisco, Cal., April 11.
.Linus K. Sullivan, sccretar. -treasurer
o'' the Amateur Athletic union, will he
Seats Nov SeSSing
The Dramatic Event of the Season.
WM. A. EP.ADY (Ltd.) Presents the Eldest Play of
Ev GEORGE BROADHURST.
Coming to Rock Island direct, unchanged from i ts six months' run
at tr.e Princess theatre, Wm. A. Brady's Chicago Playhouse witn
the entire original Princess theatre cast and production intact.
1 PRICES 50c, 75c, S1. 03. $1.50.
yS PHONE 2 24 WEST. Mail Orders Now.
Only chance to sea
The Payfon Floods
Deaths, agony; and destruction in motion pictures,
Saturday, April 12. Le:
and fit to
have eve- i
T. H. HAEGE, Prop
athletic director of the Panama Pa
MOBILE TEAM HAS
JAKE FOR SEASO
Bill .lacolifccn, th" former Islander,
has been fanned for another reason by
Manager Mcl. raw of the Ne-.v Y"u k
Nationals While it is armou-nc-d that
Jaeobson has b et, i -: ;i :--' 1 to Mobile,
i:i the Southern b a;:i!e, Hie p.-.'suun)-tion
is that M llt.i'.v still ludd-i a. s'l-in;;
'ii him, and that r will he back in
the training camp next spriirr. With
.'acobson ' the M'lhih- team went
Infifider MiHon Slock and i'itcher
I lave ;( !,. ; .en.
your children see this.