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HIR BOBBS MERRILL On the other side of the Golden Bora we were marched through arrow streets, uphill, uphill, up . kill to a very great barrack and gjen a section of it to ourselves. Sanjoor Singh waa ate quarter in a part of the build tag used by many German officers tor their meet. Not knowing our tongue, thoie officers were obliged to converse with him in English, sad I observed many times with what distaste they did so, to my anreat amusement. I think Ranjoor Singh was also much amused by that, for he grew far better humor ed and readier to talk. Sahib, that barrack was like a oo like the zoo I saw once at Baroda, with animals of all sorts' in it! a great yellow building within walls, packed with Kurds and Arabs and Syrians ofniore dif ferent tribes than a man would readily believe existed in the whole world. Few among them could talk any tongue that we knew, but they were full of curiosity and crowded round us to ask questions; and when Gooja Singh shouted aloud that we were Sikhs from India they nroduced a man who seemed to think he knew about Sikhs, for he stood on a step and harangued j them for 10 minutes, they listening with all their ears. Then came a Turk from the Ger man officers' mess we were all standing in the rain in an open court between four walls and he told them truly who we were. Doubtless he added that we were ' in revolt against the British, for they began to welcome us, shout ing and dancing about ug, those who could come near enough tak- ing our hands and saying things we could not understand. Presently they found a man who knew some English, and, urged by them, he began to fill our ears with information. During our train Journey I had amused myself for many weary hours by asking Tu gendheim for details of the fighting he had seen and by listening to the string of lies he thought fit to nar- RippHngRhumes b welt STILL HIGHER. It keeps us all deploring, lamenting, and the like; for prices still are soaring, each day they take a hike; I view the situation that now disturbs the nation, and in my agitation I breathe the name of Mike. A suit of wool, not shoddy, of handsome color tones, once clothed my Shapely body, and cost me 30 bones; and It would hang together in every kind of weather, as trusty as the leather the village saddler owns. But now a suit of shoddy my time-worn system feels; and it Is punk and gaudy, and cost me SO wheels; it shrinks when rain is .reigning, it splits when I am straining, and so I am complaining and raising frenzied spiels; my shoes are made of paper, bedizened bright and smart, and when I waltz or caper the blamed things come apart; to wear them is exhausting, and, oh, the price they're costing would put a Jayer of frosting upon the warmest heart. If things were worth the money, the prices we might greet with smiles serene and sunny, and not with frozen feet; but goods are made by pikers and prices set by hikers, and so I join the strikers and breathe the name of Pete. ) Mason Degree Conferred. A c'ass of 69 Masons received the Royal Arch and super-excellent de , grees at a meeting of the Webb council No. 18, Royal and Select Masters, of Muscatine, at the Dav enport Masonic temple Tuesday "Vjvening. The Royal Master and ; 1Mb Select Master degrees were'eon fefred by the Muscatine council, and the Super-Excellent degree was conferred by members of the Ce ; dar Rapids council. The ceremon ial was attended by 65 visitors from Muscatine and 11 from Cedar Rapids, Supper was served by the ladies of the Eastern Star. The . meeting here was in charge of a committee composed of ( E. Sack ett, chairman, John Soller and w. W. Fidlar. Ask a Heart Balm. Louis Rauch '' 1 Bin si" I laaagaaggara The Day in Davenport j denies every allegation excepting I However, it was later .discovered the one that he is unmarried, in an I that he was a victim of the sleep answVr to the district court action j ing malady. He is still able to for breach of promise brought by j take nourishment, but at all times. Bertha Weber. , Mr. Rauch admits I it is necessary that his parents that he was unmarried on Jan. 30, J feed him. Hopes are entertained 1916. and that he was unmarried on Nov. la, 1919, as alleged in the petition brought by the fair de fendant in her suit for $10,000 heart balm. Mr. Rauch denies ev ery other allegation of the plain tiff. He denies, therefore, that he has ever trifled with" the fair con testant's affections. Miss Weber recently, through her attorneys, Maines & Kelly nied an action in which she charges in effect that upon more than one occasion the defendant implored her to become his bride. The petition intimates that she was not unfavorable to the idea of Lohengrin wedding music. According to the petition she be lieved that the plaintiff in his al leged importunities was sincere and she therefore remained unmarried. : Death Record. Antone Mey, pro prietor of the Diamond billiard hall and soft drink parlor at Fif teenth and Harrison- streets, sue- cumbed at a local hospital Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. MnMey's last illness extended over a per iod of almost a year and was the "result of an attack of influenza. The death of Mrs. Irene Livsey, .i colored, occurred at 4 o'clock yes f terday morning at her home, 93S Gaines street, after a short illness. Juercen Herbst. S2S Brown street, died at his home yesterday J morning at 11: SO o clock after a ' lingering illness. Marriafre Licenses. Arthur L. . 8terns, Zancsville, Ohio, and Eu nice P. Hearn of Davenport. Boj Victim of81ep Xalady- The condition ot Richard Woolsey, - son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Woolsey. of 812 East Fifteenth street, has grown more serious during the past 14 hours. Young JVooUsy, who is . sophomore si A SINGH !!. By TALBOT MVNDY rate. But what Tugendhelm had told were almost trutha compared to this man's stories; in place of Tugendhelm's studied vagueness there waa detail in such profusion that I can not recall now the hun dredth part of it He told ns the British fleet had long been rusting at the bottom of the sea,' and that all the British generals and half the army were prisoners in Berlin. Already the British were sending tribute money to their conquerors, and tne prin cipal reason why the war contin ued was that the Brawn couia uui find enough donkeys to carry all the gold to Berlin, and to prevent trickery of any kind the fighting must continue until the last coin should have been counted. The British and French, he told us, were all to be compelled, at the ooint of the sword, to turn Mu- hammadan, and France was being scoured that minute for women to grace the harems of the' kaiser and his sons and generals, all of whom had long ago accepted Islam. The kaiser, indeed, had become the new chief of Islam. ' . I ashed him about the fighting in Gallipoli, and he said that was a bagatelle.' "When we shall have driven the remnants of those there into the sea," said he, "one part of us will march to conquer Egypt and the rest will be sent to gar rison England and Trance." When he had done and we were all under cover at last I repeated to the men all that this tool had said, and they were very much en couraged; for they- reasoned that if the Turks and Turks needed to fill up their men with such lies as I those, then they must have a poor .... i.niui Tirith mi r onain nfr , before ns. and the mud and rain forgotten, we all began to,,1 feci almost happy; and while we were in that mood Ranjoor Singh came to us with Tugend'aeim at his heels. "The plan now is to keep us here a week," said he. . "After that to send us to Gallipoli by steamer." (To Be Continued.) ....... - .F Mason $r the high school, has. been in a state of semi-coma for more than a ween. ... I On the evening of March 5. he played for a party - at the J. B. ' Young school, and later, with two ! other boys went dor-n town, fori refreshments. Lemon pie was among the food which they ate, ' and on the way home, Woolsey's companions became ill. The fol- i lowing day, he also was ill, and j from that time, he has not felt en-' tirely well. j Attending school classes and other duties, he continued to be about until March 14, at which j time he wi s forced to bed. Drs. j Hen Schmidt, L. E. Gardner and F. ; H. Lamb were called in consulta- uon. n was at first helievprl that ! he was suffering from mastoiditis. i for his recovery, but h is rnnHitinn 1 today was considered somewhat more serious. nnn Trains to Fair Rock Island road service to the fair grounds of ! the Mississippi Valley eiposition j has been practically assured, of-1 ncers ot the exposition company stated yesterday. ' Negotiations! have been carried on for several' weeks with officials of the road in Chicago. Passenger service during the week, Aug. 16-21 from downtown Davenport to the fair grounds is planned- for. Freight service at other times than this one week is also arranged. Xo extension of tne -Nortdwest Davenoort line nfi the Tri-City Railway company to j me iair grounds on West Locust street will be made according to officials of the traction comnanv ! w. hniu .i ' ' ., .one official stated. 'Keepinc the line in repair would cost more than the net revenue we would get out of it" he continued. I Best Theatre Ulh Ave and SSth SL TOMGHT , ELSIE FERGUSON SSZ Ci ' ' THE IAKBIAGE PRICE A Parameut Pktare , . S Alto Good Star Comedy , , I. i i i, i. I I . . I. . : . Il l HFflinrrTflTO ill.iUCO.iLH 10 I THE THEATRE - - - ILLINOIS If Kb 27 "Experience." : t BCBTIft Davenport. . , Kirrh 28 "Let Co." Kerne t 1819 od l'20. Mutinw and mcbt. ' Mrch 30-31 Mini In "Head Over Heelf," with matinee Wedneadar. TAIDEYILLE COIXMBIA , Davenport. ' PALACE , ' Ifoline. MOTION Pli;TCRS (Today! . DOWNTOW!.' Square The Greatest Ques- Majestic Dorothy Da! ton in . ' White." ' Colonial "The Slave Mart." ' American William S.-Hart in Men." - - . . ' OUTLViNG Het ThiltT-eirhth street. irtiWe pee avenue. Elsie Fereuson in Blaek Hawk 1103 Twelfth avenue. Evelyn Nesbit in ' My Little Sister. ' Brotman'a Klalta 6'H Ninth tree. J. Warren Kenhfan in "The Drifters." Fifth Avenne 2o3- Fifth aveno Bert Lytell In "Easy to Make Money.'-' AUGCRTA.NA C.YMXASIUM Seventh avenue. Thirty-seventh street. March fi Emmelme Pankhurst. under anspioes of Tri-City Press club. April in Tri-City Symphony Orchestra. April 2 Frances Aldo. Caroline Laz- lari. Charles Hackett and Senalto Zanelli. under auspices of the Tri-City Musical I association. AIT.fSTAXA CHAPEL. Arvid Samuelson. pianist. May cital. MASONIC TEMPLE. Eighteenth street. Fiith avenne. April 13 Myroa Sharlow Company, der auspices of Amoo Grotto. AT THE MAJESTIC. Motion picture directors are human. They don t like people who are forever ncinr them extra work to do. Frail fem inine stars wfio demand "doubles" every i time' the smallest "stunt" is to he at- tempted aren t exactly favorites with the j meiraphone men. On the other hand. they II tell vou that a "rerular rirl" like i Dorothy Dalton is a pleasure to make pic-1 acrobatic "stunts'' in the action of the tures with. ' piece. Mr. Savage announces an onran- When the 'script requires the heroine to I ization that has been greatly praised as swim from a yacht in distress to shore. ! a whole and individually and the cast in Miss Dalton dives off the stem like a eludes many players notable in lirht co-a- Kellermann and makes the Journey before the slicking cameras with perfect ease. In "L' Apache" she played a Parisian dancer of the underworld, and you didn't blame the "extras' for applauding when she danced on the screen. The sub-titles called her "the Carmen of the Apaches." She was exactly that. Dorothy Dalton rides horseback like a cavalryman, can beat most of the men on the lnce lot at tennis, and is the lead ing lady golfer of the screen colony, lri addition, she is thoroughly a woman's woman. In "Black is White.'' her new Thomas H. Ince production at the Ma jestic theatre tonight, she shows her amaz ing versatility by enacting three distinct roles. The story is from George Barr Mc- Cutcheon s novel of the same name. It is a Paramount Arteraft picture. AT THE BI'BTIS. Mitii. the quaint little human dynamo of musical comedy, is announced to Crime to the Burnt in Davenport on Tuesday and Wednesday. March 30 and 31. with a matinee on Wednesday, in her newest Henry W. Savage musical comedy called ' Head Over Heels." Its piquant story by Edgar Allan Woolf and its music by the Brotman's Rialto 55 THEATRE 621 Mnth Street TODAY Three souls adrift in Alaska; one man seeks forgetfulness in strong liquor; the other man is evading the long arm of the law; the girl is trying most pitifully to remember. How these three lives are brought together and the tan gled skein unravelled forms an enthralling narrative. Can the Past Be Evaded t See J. TVARRES KERRIGAN THE DRIFTERS Also a Christie Comedy WATCH TOIR STEP. MOTHER sss 55 55 55 55 S 55 55 55 jSS 55 55 55 55 Friday JfADLAOE TRATERSE IX SARES OF PARIS Also n Pallie News reel and a Harold Lloyd Comedy !IHllllllllHllllllllllllllllliilillllillim' j ILLINOIS ONE NIGHT ONLY, 97 JtfGOHS present THE MOST W0NDEPFUL n v in Akicma ' I JMgBt.ANP BETTER THIS jg.:. j . seats. on sale at xrices f 1 IC 7 X : I II Hi1 X .. V j --. CALENDAR '. .77 -J 11 OTlUrruir KECP TTIWDWIM Aahatt Awe. -TX c V Like. it . . - 1 No ncveb 1 l"V l)Ui JTT tll-HA-HA f 1 l rtMt BACK. I favorite Jerome Kern, tell of the arrival , this eountrv of a little rirl aerooat and her troupe of Italian ermnasta., and it jt told that her love affairs in the story keen her as nearly unset as do some of her edy and at least two of high operatic fifat,din.r thus loHowinr the Henry w. Savare methods. It is a production of varied danein and beside it principal players, brinus a raueb talked about en semble of girls and a well known acro batic troupe. AT THE COLOMAL. The Colonial theatre will show, for the first time, commencing tomorrow. Wi!lim Farnum. the eminent William Fox star, in his latest photodrama. "Winrs of the Morninr." a ptcturiiation of the well known novel written by Lotrii Tracy. This is a stirring: wa etory with all the ele ments necessary for a superior screen en tertainment. - The romance- open in far away Singa pore, at a British army post. Mr. Far num. as the hero, is cashiered out of the service on a false charge, and laiter is found as a sailor on board a pawenirer steamer crossm the China sea.- The boat is wrecked on an uncharted island during a typhoon, and he rescues the daughter of the owner of the line. Their vicissitudes and adventures on the island and the final denouement are said to be developed along: extremely dramatic lines. TONIGHT Dorothy Dalton EE ... in Black Is White 5 A strange and alluring tale of devotion, jealeusy, mistak- 5E en identity and sensational EE scenes in New . York and1 Paris. Beautiful Dorothy Dal- SE ton in three fascinating roles With it iwn reels of SOSHLNE COMEDY THEATRE "t'ltKIW YEAR THAN EVER fSKXsi box office, Thursday 25c to $2.00 "V III II " ' Ji ll ' lf' intnfmi 1 1 Spencer Square I Today, Friday I D. W. GRIFFITH Presents I "THE GREATEST QUESTION" Added Attraction " MACK SENNETT COMEDY A LADIES TAILOR" ... Featuring FORD STERLING EE (C Coming Sunday m MABEL NORM AND "PINTO" IIII1IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIWIIIIIIIIIIUIIIIIIIIIW 1 Black Hawk Theak 1103 Twelfth Avenne SS Under new management. 1 Evelyn Nesbit i ..If My Lime Sister'! Comedy TIRTUOrS HrSBATDS Friday Paramount Picture Good Comedy and ILLINOIS THEATRE . SATCHPAT, MARCH 27 COXSTOCK ASD GEST " -":" - Present" - The most wonderful play In I "Experience" EE One solid year at Booth The. gv. aire, Sew Tort - - 82 CHARACTERS ' EE 10 COMPLETE SCE5E8 ss Seats now soiling. EE Prices, 2Se to ISM, plu tax Phoae B. L 284 and Saturday iFIFTfl AVENUP .. . 25i2. rifth. ATt. . , TONIGHT 1 Bert Lytell In His Best EASY TO MAKE ALSO CHRISTIE COMEDY As funny as they make them - HOM BREW And Pathe Sews ( AMERICAN THEATRE Today and Tomorrow Willi S.Hi ee "Between 1 Men" MONTGOMERY I ROCK S . ROTES A3TD R0BBErs H : A Biff T. gasebl CemtW J Boat Fail to See It "1 MUMUUUUIIUIIIIIIHIIIHIIIUlillH1 Adventures OF-TH& TWINS p Olive Robrtf Barton . : . . - anss ladt.bfg arrives. But no new pupils came to the singing -school for a Nancy and Nick saw tnat froressor my: he exclaimed as he walked up and down the fenra the gate-post sign, taking out his keep going up and I need the money! I had to pay a for bird-seed I used to get for 15 body now." And he gave his brown ed his tie. as he hopped down to receive the newcomer. , It was Miss Lady-Bug In her terra-cotta satin dress with hit v spots, shiny as a new cent r , . "I want to learn to sing," said she timidly. "Is this the niap, "It certainly is," said the professor in an encouraging voles ais. erlng her up the path where he had his piano under a bush of' , I want to learn to stop," said currants. '.'Now what would you .1-1 1 , t , t cmrps, aaa ne ra a ioue vm iue jjianu mui une nana, tnalcning the notes with his fine voice. " 1 "Oh, how "lovely!" exclaimed Miss Lady-Bug. "I'd like to leirs that May IV "Well, not exactly," said the professor, smiling in a very patronfc ing way, as he wheeled around on his stool. "You see, you're t ahem! An insect, and I'm a bird. Just wait till I get out my book on insect exercises. We'll try the buzzes first!" -. ; The twins then saw him set the book marked "Fine Buzzes" on the piano bracket "Now," said he, "stick out your wings so and wi. gle them so." .Miss Lady-Bug, looked frightened, but did what she was tola. But no sound came. "No, no, no!" cried Professor Skylark. "That's too slow!" COLONIAL Genuine Pipe Organ. Continuous daily, 1 to 10:30 - TONIGHT A startling and sensational comparison of the ancient and as modern slave market All seats 25c, war tax included. No Z children admitted. J STARTING TOMORROW & SATURDAY I William Farnum i Wings of the Morning ' : I ath i Mainiiiii 1 11 ini 11 1 11 ! in in 11 1 I I :1 wm1sh'? ih I JKI:iSi:C:S2S3(S;!,. i XZi. S JSS.."4 I Bill 1 rmu 1 1 2JBamBmaBanBm 10 The "story of "a man who sacrificed his honor to save a good p woman. Supreme in thrills, suspense and exciting incidents. t0 . ' tl) Other Added Features i . th j WATCH FOR LIGHTNING BRYCE ' liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiy : lllllllllllllllllilllllllllllllllllllllSIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIilllO - . s 1 j injure 1 fii irrvj , 1 a 1 rifti-Si Al.t loiugiiM hm sWlVA SATURDAY I 1 RUBBER BALL art DANCE I - V VlJ AV : V: One night of fun 1 1 w- m mm .mrr-r x n a irnrui 1 ud . r l ' - r 1 ill o- ,nn:ntii " iii iii r BIB t - H-J BB1 1 I i:::::::::.s 'AU The News AU lne, nj -Skylark was getting irnnaii-T watch every few minutes Prtj. llr tod.. cents. Ah, ha! 11-- waistcoat a jerk and straiast?' she timidly. "Is this the placer' j like to learn buzzes, or hums or 1 : ... ; . u 1 1 . ' ur m LAST TIME ORCHESTRA f The Time The Arg NUUUUMHHUWWl L. . ..