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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1913.
Scene in "Fine Feathers"--At the Illinois Saturday
Message Sent to Russia at This
Time Could Do No Good and '
Might Cause Harm. .
Washington. D. C, Oct. 23. Unlets
specifically directed to do ao by con
gress. President Wilson mill not make
any representations to Rursia in con
nection with the case of Mendel
The principal reasons for the atti
tude of the administration are: First,
the trial of Beilis is in progress and
the outcome may be his vindication;
and. secondly. Beilis, not being a citi
zen of the United States, intervention
Jn his behalf might further injuriously
affect the already unsatisfactory rela
tions existing between the two gov
ernments. Tbe Russian authorities make no se
cret of their attitude of hostility to
representations In the ' interest of
Belli, and. It is said, would refuse to
receive any communication on the
subject They will observe, the policy
adopted in connection with the Kish
inev ma? nacre several years ago de
cline to listen to the views of the peo
ple of tbe United Slates with respect
to Russia's internal affairs.
At present the United States has no
treaty relations with Russia. Ambas
sadors and consuls still perform their
functions, but it is by courtesy only.
Further, as a matter of grace, Russia
has continued to accord conventional
tariff rates to American imports.
though some of the St. Petersburg au
thorities favor the application of the
maximum rates in retaliation, for
American denunciation of the treaty
If the agitation with reference to the
P.eills case should persist, the Intima
tion is made that the highest tariff
rates will be Imposed on American
products. The Simmons-Underwood
tariff law, recently put into force, con
tains no provision in the way of retali
ation, such as was included in tbe Aid
rich tariff law.
So Russia has the upper hand in re
spect to the trade situation. Under
the circumstances administration of
ficials say the United States has more
to lose than to gain by intervening in
the Beilis case.
In spit of this view of the matter,
a movement is under way to get one of
the houses of congress to adopt a reso
lution which will show American in
terest in the prosecution now under
way at Kieff. A resolution of this char
acter was introduced several days ago
Jn the house and yesterday Senator
rV - it J
Saturday, Oct. 25
MATINEE AND NIGHT
H H FRAZEE S
OF THE CENTURY
Br EUGENE WALTER
way "i "rue woif-7 tail or re
DIRECT FROM ITS SEASONS
TRIUMPH AT THE ASTOR
THEATRE NEW YORK.
Lewis of Illinois introduced In the
senate a resolution which quoted the
Mosaic law to show that the practice
of which Beilis is accused is forbidden,
quoted eminent divines and scholars
as testifying to the falsity of the
charge, and cited the fact that the trial
is likely to incite outrages against the
Jews in Russia. The resolution con
cluded: "Resolved, by the senate of the Unit
ed States, that the senate looks with
disfavor upon the prosecution of Beilis
and that the proper officers of the gov
ernment be directed to use the good
offices of the government of the Unit
ed States with the government f
Russia to the end that the unjust rit
ual charge against the Jewish people
at large and Mendel Beilies in par
ticular be withdrawn and the Jewish
people receive the vindication justice
The Lewis resolution was referred,
to the foreign relations committee,!
where it will lie unacted upon, at least I
for the present. If a resolution should
be reported favorably by the commit
tee it will be essentially different from
that proposed by the Illinois senator.
Even should the senate adopt the
measure in the form approved by tbe
committee. President Wilson, if he ob
serves the counsel of his advisers, will
decline to forward it to the Russian
When the Balkan allies were engag
ed in formulating a treaty or peace
from the conquest of Turkey, Presi
dent Wilson directed that representa
tions be made in behalf of Jews t&
sidhig in tne territory to be ceded by
the beaten government. The allies
made the curt reply that their consti
tutions covered the matter and indi
cated that the United States was in
terfering in a matter with which it
had no concern. Having thus shown
its interest in the Jewish people, the
administration apparently is of the
Oct. 24 "Officer 666."
Oct. 25 "Fine Feathers."
Oct. 26 "That Printer of Udells."
Oct 30-31, Not. 1-2 Dave Lewis In
"Don't Lie to Your Wife."
Vaudeville performances at 2:45 and
8:15. Two shows Wednesday and Sun
Pantages vaudeville Performances
daily at 2:45 and 8:15.
TIK-TOK MAN OF OZ"
CAST OF CHARACTERS.
Betsy Bobbin, an Oklahoma girl...
! .Lenora Novasio
Hank, her pet mule.-. Fred Woodward
The Shaggy Man ..... . .Frank Moore
Princess Ozma Gipsy Dale
Polychrome, the rainbow's daughter
Tik-Tok, a clockwork mn
James C. Morton
Queen Ann Soforth '.
Priva'e Files Sydney Grant
Ruggedo, metal monarch
Flash, his attendant . . . Mary Mooney
Charjotte Greenwod, . an angular
good-natured girt w-hose every move
ment of face and form Is funny, was
the life of the party last night at the
Illinois theatre. It is she who puts
the punch in "The Tik-Tok Man of
Oz," despite that she is not pro
gramed as an important factor in the
main proceedings. While she is stand
opinion that it cannot be expected to Mng by waiting for her turn ati dialogue
take up the Beilis case.
St. Louis Harry Goldman, proprie
tor of the Dr. Haux Spectacle com
pany, was found guilty in the federal
court here on a charge of using the
mails to defraud. His brother, Morris
Goldman, was acquitted. The business
of the firm aggregated 1180,000 last
PRICES Matinee 25c, 60c, 75c, $1.00
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fades seen in several seasons. A fea
ture of the "Tik-Tok Man" is the
chorus, numerously strong, the girls
youthful and pretty and the men
manly, both contingents splendidly
equipped vocally. The production
was gree'ed by a large house.
When Officer 666 climbs up on the
balcony of Travers Gladwin's hand
some Fifth avenue residence to ascer
tain the reaspn for a light that shines
suddenly from its second story win
dow, he has no inkling of the exciting
chase he is about to have in his ef
forts to clasp the handcuffs on the
wrists of an internationally famous
dress suit burglar, whose particular
hobby is priceless paintings. Other
wise this famous sleuth would have
telephoned headquarters for the shiny
wagon with the noisy gong attach
ment. How much trouble Officer 666
gets himself into by not having this
thought before he confronts the afore
said cracksman in -he very act of cut
tins Gladwin's celebrated collection of
old masters from their frames, and
how the thief, though apparently
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she keeps her feet and her hands and
her face busy, apparently because
she just can't make them behave.
Here's a girl you are going to hear
more from as a comedienne, unless we
miss our guess. She radiated tbe en
tire performance last night, and she
seemingly got as much enjoyment out
of her fooling as thone w-ho witnessed
it from in front. Mis Greenwood has
a couple of songs and dances with Mr.
Grant, the latter also a finished per
former. While she is a most graceful
person, she does not try to be stagey
and attract with the dignity of her
work. On the contrary, she throws
dignity to the winds, aad cuts loose
and just acts naturally. She uses her
legs. with the same ease as she swings
her arms. For Instance, when an ad
mirer attempts to embrace her she
places her dainty foot squarely in his
eye. Not a very pretty thing to do,
we might remark, but if you were
among those present you will have to
admit that Miss Green wool gets away
with the stunt so inoffensively that
you cant restrain laughter. She is a
young woman of beauty of face and
figure, but she does not seek to win
approval in these directions. Rather
does she tell us that she does not alio-
her handicaps In the beauty race
to worry her, for she. still la grateful
farther possession of a nice disposi
The fact that Miss Greenwood ear
ries off the comedy honors does not
reflect on the otker principals of the
company, for they perform well the
parts alloted to them. Where they
stick to the text. Miss Greenwood re
fuses to be suppressed at least that
is the way It strikes the observer. Mr.
V Morton as the "Tik-Tok Man" is
amusing at all times, also having
a pleasing singing voice.' With . Mr.
Moore the two constituting a tetxn
long appearing in vaudeville he Intro
duces several original scenes during
the progress of the two acts of tbt
comedy. Woodward as the m'uW in
one of the hits of the play, his antics
with Miss Novasio, a dainty bit of
femininity, drawing generous atten
tion from the audience. Many would
have liked to have heard more singing
by Miss Dale, who had the most pleas
Ing voice in the female, division.
The story is told in two acts and a
i prologue. "The Tik-Tok' Man of Oz'-
is a stage version of some cf L. Frank
Baum's fairy tales of the mythical
land of Oz. and has to do with the
search of Betsy Bobbin, Hank, her pet
mule, the Clockwork Man, Princess
Ozma, and others of his delightful and
fantastic characters for the brother of
the Shaggy Mas. who is Imprisoned
in he Land of the Metal Monarch.
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Lisbon, Oct. 23. Robert Bacon, for
mer United . States ambassador to
France and at one time secretary of
state in the second Roosevelt admin
istration, has left this port for South
America, whither he has gone in the
interest of better and closer relations
between nations. ,
"Personally, aside from my mission,''
said Bacon - in this connection, "no
country holds ' for me more interest
than South America. When I ''as .n
the state department. South American
affairs had a peculiar Interest for me.
Now more than ever the attention of
the world is being directed to the con
tinent south of the " United States,
w'hich is developing in a way that has
no comparison in "history, except with
our own development
"In a little while the Panama canal
will Increase this rapid growth, par
ticularly on the western coast. Our In
tellectual and commercial relations, al
ready very important with South- Amer
ica, will grow, and the isolation that
now prevents many persons from the
United States from traveling to the
southern continent will largely dis
Bacon is visiting South America un
der the auspices of the Carnegie Foun
dation for International Peace. In fur
ther explanation of his journey, be
"The movement which has behind
it, in America, Senator Root, Presi
dent Nicholas Murray Butler of Co
lumbia university, James Brown Scott
and others associated with them, has
very definite and specific purposes and
practical methods of accomplishing
"The ziembership of the Institute of
International Law comprise some of
the mcst learned men of Europe and
America, who bold regular meetings
to discuss the laws that govern the re
lations of nations. Now a similar in
stitute has been established for 8outn
America, and a part of my work will
be to encourage the formation of
branches of this society, of which
Senator Root is president.
"I will discuss also the arrangement
of exchanges between the universities
of South America and those of the
United States, of both, professors and
students, and also the exchange visit
of individuals. By these means the na
tions must acquire a more intimate un
derloading of tbe problems that each
one faces, and the people must be
drawn into a closer intellectual and
trapped, with every avenue of escape
cut off and a batallion of policemen
searching every nook and cranny of
the surrounded house, escapes, is told
In the three thrilling acts in which
Augustin MacHugh has written this
farce, "Officer 666," which is an
nounced for presentation at the Illinois
tomorrow night "Officer 666" Is a
fascinating farce. It is a play that ra
dt'tes all the mystery of "Sherlock
Holmes", and the fun of "Charley's
nt" yet which may be enoyed with
out ceating that uncomfortable feel
ing of obsession that compels an apolo
getic glance at one's seat mate. On
the contrary, "Officer 666" is redolent
with the atmosphere of clean thoughts
woven through a highly interesting
plot, the tense moments of which ex.
cito the imagination, at th same time
compelling laughter that is all the
more honest because called forth with
out the slightest Suggestion of coarseness.
Eugene Walter apparently is a lead
er in an effort to purify public mor
als by setting upon - the stage pic
tures of motives at the psychological
moment. Re seems to nave a rare
faculty of picking up a national ten
dency and dramatizing it and he is
said to have used this faculty when
he wrote "Fine Feathers," the play
which. H. . H. Frazee will present for
the first time here at the Illinois Sat
urday, ' taatfnee and night. Most of
Walter's plays hare been unusual. It
is the element which has made them
stand apart from other plays. It
made "Paid in Full," "The Wolf" and
"The Easiest Way" attractive. "Fine
Feathers" is said to be a play well
named the story of a simple hearted,
devoted little wife who yields to her
yearning for pretty things. Her hus
band, clean charactered, wholesome,
manly. Idealistic, refuses to make $40,
000 by falsifying a report. Tbe man
who offered him the chance snaps his
fingers at his old fashioned honesty
and, secretly, appeals to the wife. He
uses keen-edged weapons ridicule
and appeal to woman's weakness, her
natural love for fine feathers. The
husband refuses to succumb. The
wife accuses, mocks, pleads, threatens
and then leaves her cozy little bunga
low home. And she leaves behind her
every chance of love, of happiness, of
faith, of understanding.'. The husband
love deadens conscience. The bunga
low becomes a memory ' of a buried
yesterday. Two "year's pa'ss'.- And the
rising curtain reveals' an interior of
shaded sconoefT and candelabra, for
mal Chippendales an ' effective con
trast to the humble, bungalow and the
"few lonesome . chickens pecking
around." He had relented and yield
ed. And it. is upon this motive that
tbe author has built his play from
which the law of compensation bus
been deduced as the moral.
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