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fTHE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, iDOC.
Wednesday Evening, Feb. 14. .
The Nixon & Zimmerman Operas Com
pany Present Wlllanl Spnser'
IXilnty Comedy Opera,
I7IISS BOB WHITE
The Old Ilomeatritd of Mualral Com
edy." "A production of the first magnitude;
ver cryntal radiant p-n; music
worth wh i !. a plot of nentte; u. eom
any that ran iiifT. dance and amuxo."
"Praised ly pulpit and pr'!s from the
lakes to the gulf and from ' ocean to
0O Prapir fnntyi Ovra Orrkmlr
Irvty. Ailmble 4;lrlj a Kratarr.
AM OPKIIA W ITIIOI T A PAIR OK
Rale of Katx opens Monday morning
at 9 oclocK at theatre.
Prtrra 25c. 50c, 75c, 1. $1-50; box
Thursday Evening, Feb. 15.
THE ONE BEST
BET OF THE SEASON
Always first past the wire with all
that's new and best in Minstrelsy.
The premier organization of Amer
ica's greatest black-face artists.
Splendidly staged, surpassing all
previous productions, by tLis great
company, THE LARGEST AND BEST
IS THE WORLD.
PRICES 25c, 50c, 75c and $1. Box
seats, $1.50. Seat sale Tuesday morn
ing at 9 o'clock at the theatre.
Feb. 15 and 16.
A Fashionable Event of Wit and Mirth,
Arnold Daly's Company,
From Garrlck's Theatre. Nvvr - York.' 'in
Bernard Shaw's Most Brilliant
and Merriest Comedies,
YOU CAN NEVER TELL
y FRIDAY XIGIIT,
Mr. Daly appears in his original roles.
Company and productions the same as
during New York run of each play of
)ri-- 50e, Toe. $1.00 and $1.50.
Seat sale at Klenze's drtijf store. Ill
West Second street. Monday, Feb. 12. at
8 a. m.
Grand Opera House
DA VEX PORT, IOWA.
," Monday Evening, Feb. 26.
Farewell Appearance of MME. SARAH
And Her Own Incomparable Company,
from the Theatre "Sarah Bern
hardt.' Paris. France.
Direction of Sam S. and Lee Shubert
and, William F. Connor, when
will ! presented
A Play In Five Acts, by Alexander Du
PIUCKS $3.50. $3.00, $2.50 and $2.00.
Mail orders will be received now when
ai-eompanied by r em i t la nee. made pay
able to John I Hi n hi p. manager, nelot
initf stamped envelope for reply; will be
Hied in the order of their receipt, and
tickets returned by following- mail.
KeKilar box ofHeo sale opens Friday.
Feb. 23. at it a. m.. at Klenze's drug:
store. 111 Vst Third street.
No vorKShincs itself
For sale by David Don, Rock Island
Hardware company, John. T. Noftsker,
and J. J. Burgess & Co. .
1 I APPLIED ll W
LIKE (pi mist
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Augustana Names Men to Partic
ipate in Oratorical Con -v
IN MINNESOTA AND KANSAS j
Meet Orators of Gustavus Adolphus
and Bethany Colleges Musicians
At a meeting of the college league
held at Augustana last evening the
participants in the inter-collegiate ora
torical contests were named. There
will be two departments in these con
tests, which take place at Gustavus
Adolphua college in Minnesota and
Bethany college in Kansas, one for
Swedish and one for English oratory.
For the English department C. P. Pet
erson and Carl Bredeson were chosen
C. O. Gulleen will represent the Swed
ish department and one other speaker
will be chosen as his companion.
Hear Leonora Jnrknoa. '
At the college Thursday evening will
take place one of the highest class en
tertainments of the season. Leonora
Jackson, violinist, will appear, assist
ed by Sybil Sammis, soprano; Charles
E. Clarke, baritone; and Alex. McFay
den. pianist. Miss Jackson has been
on a tour of Europe covering a period
cf three years and has only recently
returned to America.
BOOKINGS AT ILLINOIS.
Feb. 14 "Miss Bob White."
Feb. 15 Primrose's Minstrels.
Feb. 18 "Shadow. Behind the
Throne," matinee and night.
Feb. 19 "The Four Huntings."
Feb. 24 "Reuben in New York."
Feb. 25 "The Pink Hussars."
Feb. 28 Minnie Maddern Fiske.
The Story of "You Never Cari Tell."
The story of Bernard Shaw's comedy
"You Never Can Tell," which Arnold
nil I Q in the
I I LLO Morning
The haphazard use of a remedy
will never discover its efficacy. Try
Beecham's Pills morning and night,
and note the improvement in your
Sold Everywhere. In boxes 10c and 25c.
Thursday Evening, Feb. 15.
FRANK S. REGAN
Auspices of the
HOURS C a. m. to 12 mid
night. - .
MERCHANTS' LUNCH Dally
except Sunday; 12 to 2 p. m.
SPECIAL TABLE D'HOTE
DINNER Sunday evening, 6 to
9 p. m. Bleuer & Hemenway
Private dining rooms may be
reserved for parties.
Special attention to theatre '
Seats may be reserved by tel
One Bay of Bargain Giving, Thursday, Feb. 15
An opportune time to stock up on spring goods just now while the goods are fresh
and new and up-to-date. The recent advance in all cotton goods would make it
impossible to duplicate our early purchases on today's market. You get the bene
fit of our low buying. '
Note the special sale in Embroideries, Muslin Underwear, Shirt Waists, and
all White Goods.
23 dozen fine shirred lawn "shirt
waists, lace trimmed yoke and
front, deep cuffs, our regular
C9c wa!&: for T:iursiy 4L0c
See our Ixmgerinc Waist at $1.23
for Thursday. It's a cracker jack,
lace trimmed and tucked collar,
with fancy mercerized
embroidered front 51.25
See our elegant line of waists at
$1.50. $l.9S to $2.98, in short and
Shirt waist suits, 2-picce suit, blue,
black, gray and red,
Thursday pr-.ce 69c
EMBROIDERIES AND BRAIDS.
Embroideries lc per yard
and up .
Embroideries, 1 to 10 inches wide,
Daly's company from the Garrick the
ater. New York, will present at the
Grand opera house, Davenport, tomor
row night, concerns the domestic rela
tions of Fergus Crampton and his wife
and three children. The mother of
the children is known, by the name of
Clandon. Through incompatability of
ideas and temper the husband and
wife separated IS years before the
opening of the play and now have met
quite by chance at a seashore resort
on the coast of England. The mother
is a woman of advanced 2iUh century
iiieas and has brought her children up
aecordingly. Through a young tlen-
li.si. Mr. Valentine, who is an impecu
nious tenant of Crampton s, the family
meet at luncheon without dreaming of
their relationship to omj another.
Finch McComas. a Ixindon solicitor.
has come down from the city in order
to settle some matters regarding the
family estate and on discovering the
unexpected situation ot anairs at-
e:npts to effect a reconciliation of the
father with his wife and children. The
most amusing complications ensue.
'Candida" will be given Friday.
Claim Much for Play. The man
igcrs of "The Shadow Behind the
riirono" realizing that in these pro
gressive times most everybody "enmes
from Missouri' and that you have got
n show each one separately the why
ind wherefore, have worked endlessly
in tnat direction to prove tnat tneir
production is better in every respect
than any play that will visit this city
during this season. Orginality is the
keynote of success in dramatic pro
ductions and "The Shadow Behind the
Throne" is said to stand high as an
riginal melodrama, combining
strength. Intensify, comedy, and real
ism. At the Illinois theater, Sunday,
Feb. 18, matinee and night.
Introduce New Steps. The Four
Huntings and their big company of
eomodians, in their musical comedy in
three acts which is delighting thous
ands of playgoers this season, do some
acrobatic dancing consisting of new
steps you never saw and never will
see unless you see the famous family
lo them; They are the originators of
their peculiar fascinating dancing.
comedians of first water and a musical
play with an interesting plot. Some
thing seldom seen in musical comedy.
They are at the Illinois Monday, Feb. 19.
Mme. Sarah Bernhardt's Farewell.
At any time the appearance of the
greatest actress in the world would
be regarded as an unusual event in a
season's dramatic record, but when
such an announcement carries with it
the note of farewell, the occasion as
sumes a two-fold importance and Mme.
Sarah Bernhardt, whose sceptre of
sway over the entire domain of the
drama continues to be unchallenged,
it 9 announced will include Davenport
In the itinerary of the farewell tour
she is now making of the United
States, Her engagement will take
place at the Grand opera, house and
will be one night, Feb. 2C.
Started Around World. The Phila-
All the latest novelties in Braids,
in the latest grays, Alice blues, red
aud browns. Also latest things in
narrow Persian Braids.
White Waist ings in fancy cords and
stripes, beautiful fabrics, worth up
to 25c per yard, sale price
per yard . . . . .
English Long Cloth Fine soft qual
ity, per yard 12'c, or in
12-yard bolts, per bolt SI. 25
A FULL LINE OF
delphia Record of Sunday, Dec. H, 1903.
published an article in its personal
column which reads as follows: "Dr.
Charles A. Goldsmith, 39 years old, of
New Haven, Conn., aild Walter H. Wil
kie, CS years old, of Hockville, have
arranged to start on a trip around the
world next spring and neither will have
a cent of capital. They will work their
way. Dr. Goldsmith says he has three
valuable implements with which to ac
complish the object a camera, a
tongue, and a pen. Information proves
that both these gentlemen witnessed
a performance of Willard Spenser's
dainty comedy opera, "Miss Bob
White," in Philadelphia, last summer,
aud were interested therein to such
r.n extent that they started many ar
gnments regarding the plot which out
lines two millionaire s who lose an elec
tion bet and are forced to become
tramps for three mouths, using none
of their money or friends to assist
them. So wrapped up in the idea were
Geddsniith and Wilkie that they set
upon a similar trip." "Miss Bob
White" is at the Illinois tonight.
Performance in Two Parts. George
Primrose and his big minstrel company
will be the attraction at the Illinois
theater tomorrow evening. This sea
son's company and production are said
to far surpass anything before seen in
minstrelsy. An entire new outfit of
costumes, scenery, electric effects and
properties have been constructed for
this tour. The opening part is in two
scenes, the first a correct reproduction
of "ye old-time minstrels," with Sam
bo. Bones and Tambo on the end
chairs. During this part all the old
time songs, dances and jokes will be
heard. The second part will consist
of scenes typical of negro life from the
old-time slavery days to the present
day "dandy" cexm, which will be a
novelty to the younger generations,
as it will show the negro in the field,
the plantation quarters, and in the
cabin indulging in his happy-go-lucky
songs, dances and humor.
Just Like Eva. According to the
Kewanee Star-Courier. Eva Tanguay,
who played in that city Monday evenJ
ing, lost a valuable diamond during
the performance. After a frantic
search it was discovered under the
stage by Ixni Cassidy, one of the scene
shifters. Eva proclaimed the young
man as just the nicest she ever saw,
gave him a ten spot aud then kissed
At the Crystal Theatre. Another of
thejse strong bills which the Crystal
offers is playing to good houses this
week and pleasing the audiences im
mensely. Julia Edwards opens the
program with a performance on the
Spanish rings, and the muscular de
velopment displayed by the young lady
is wonderful. George Coley sings two
"coon songs" in a first class manner,
tells his gags pleasingly and finishes
his act with a well rendered cornet
solo. Daly and O'Brien offer a funny
Bketch in which they introduce the
best dancing yet seen, the tanglefoot
work of Mr. Daly being marvelous.
rjUR new spring stock is now in and we
" are showing hundreds of patterns.
We sell the border at the same price as
side wall, by the roll. We start a high
grade paper at 3c and up. Paper hangers
Mercerized Waistings New de
signs, figured and cord effects,
sale price, per yard ISc
Short lengths of soft finish
cambric, per yard ,
HOUSE FURNISHING DEPT.
In this department we carry a
full line of Tinware, Graniteware,
HEATH & MILLIGAN'S PAINTS.
JAP-A-LAC, and oil.
" s 10c
Edythe Stanley sings the best illus
trated song that has yet been offere:!
in this theatre "Will the Angels L?t
Me Play?" Ilavcrly and McRao offer
a funny act in which one of the gen
tlemen impersonates a stranded actor
and the other a silly boy. The Crystal
scope closes the program with a fine
comedy picture. "Moving Day, or No
IS INTERESTING READING.
Living Figures in the Annual State
ment of the Metropolitan Life.
The yearly compilation ef statistics
published by the Metropolitan Life In
surance company is never dry reading.
A summary of that company's business
for the year 1903, just issued, tabulates
astounding figures in the concise man
ner approved by accountants, and fol
lowing the custom of former years,
supplements them with a clear and lu
cid analysis for the benefit of people
who are? not aceeiuntants. Few persons
are sufficiently familiar with great fin
ancial operations to grasp immediately
the full significance of a balance sheet
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expressed in hundreds of millions, but
the purpose of a life insurance state
ment is doubtless to inform and en
lighten its multitude of policy-holders,
and this purpose the Metropolitan man
agement accomplishes with signal suc
cess. Following closely upon a period
of agitation in the life insurance field
such a statement is timely and special
ly interesting. After placing before us
a comprehensive statement of the
company's general condition, and pre
senting a series of comparative items,
the Metropolitan reminds us again that
the number of its policy-holders (now
increased to more than eight and a
half million) equals the combined pop
u'ation of our eight largest cities. In
other words, if the company's policies
now in force, were ail placed in New
York. Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston,
St. Louis, Cleveland, Cincinnati and
Milwaukee, every man, woman and
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