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THE ARGUS. ..MONDAY. -DECEMBER Mi, VMG.
NEW CARS MAKE
IT HAPPENS TONIGHT.
Tlie Opening" o"f ttie New
Long View Line Has Improved Equip
mentIncreases Complaint on
Elm Street Line.
Yesterday morning the new equip
ment on the Long View line made its
appearance, to the gratification of ue
passengers and the street car men.
The new cars, which, though not new,
are a big improvement over the old
equipment, are of a larger and heavier
type than those they replace. The cars
are wider and longer, and more con
venient. The fact that they are pro
vided with a vestibule door adds great
ly to the comfort of the employes. The
cars are provided, though, with small
and inadequate stoves for such cold
weather as has been experienced the
last few days, and it Is possible that
additional heating apparatus will have
to be Installed.
As 'a result of the provisions for the
I.ong'VIew line, the complaint of the
passengers on the Elm street line, the
most poorly equipped In the two cities,
grows-even more serious. The Elm
street line should be provided with
cars large enough to accommodate the
traffic, or additional cars ehould be run
during the rush hours' of the day.
AT THE THEATER
aOOKINGS AT THE ILLINOIS.
Dec 2A "The Land of the Midnight
Sun," moving pictures.
Dec. 25 "Innocent Maids"; matinee.
Dec. 26 "Peck's Bad Boy."
Dec. 27 "Duchess of Devonshire."
Dec. 23 Oriental Burlesque Com
pany. Dec. 29 "Painting the Town."
Dec. 30 "The County Chairman";
Dec. 31 "A Child of the Streets."
For Month of January. "The Mil
lionaire Tramp, matinee and evening;
is to his family first, then to
wnat obligation requires a
man to give personal security
for his friends, and thus imperil
his iamily's welfare ?
Corporate Bonds, as furnished
by the American Surety Com
pany of New York, are in
every way superior to Personal
Sureties, and are rapidly su
Don't assume an unnecessary
risk because of a mistaken idea
When asked to sign a bond, do
your friend a service by putting:
nim in communication with the
of J2eiP York
Capital and Surplus 4,800,000
Ladolph A Rexold, Atty-. Rn
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s WHO MAKES
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Any Seat in
Jfi Vx,..,'j .;
"Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway;'
.Mildred Holland, in "A Paradise of
Lies;" "The Daisy Farm," matinee and
night ; "In the Bishop's Carriage," mat
inee awl evening; "The Typewriter
Girl;" "On the Bridge at Midnight;'
Amelia Bingham, in "The Lilac Room,''
matinee and evening; "Raflles," mati
nee and evening;-' "The Convict's
Daughter," matinee and evening.
B.-imrose Minstrels, matinee and even
ing: "It Happened in Nordtajid;" "The
Champagne Girls;" "Fapa's Boy," mat
inee and evening; Arthur Dunn, in
"The Little Joker."
BOOKINGS AT THE MOLINE.
Dec."2 "A Gentleman Burglar."
Dec. 26 "The Innocent Maids."
Dec. 27 The Oriental Burlesquers.
Dec. 20 George H. Yale, In "Paint
ing the Town."
Dec. 31 "The Pit."
Dec. 30 "The Maid and the Mum
Jan. 1 "The Circus Rider," matinee.
J3n. A "The Dairy Farm."
Jdn. 5 "The Typewriter Girl," mat
inee. Jan. 6 "Forty-Five Minutes from
Jan. 7 "On the Bridge at Midnight."
Jan. 12 "Wonderland," matinee.
13 "For Her Sake," matinee.
19 Primrose Minstrels, mati-
20 "The Convict's Daughter."
21- 26 Dubinsky Bros.
2C "Uncle Josh Perkins."
Jan. 31 Arthur Dunn in "The Little
BOOKINGS AT THE GRAND.
At an Early Date Lena Ashwell
and Guy Standing in "Shulamite."
"The Circus Rider." "The Circus
Rider," a farce comedy, was presented
at the Illinois yesterday for matinee
and evening performances. The en
tire company should have been ar
rested. Moving Pictures Tonight. The mov
ing picture show at the Illinois theater
this evening, given by the Holmberg
Art company of Chicago, promises to
be one of if not the very best shows of
this kind that have ever been given in
the three cities. Mr. Holmberg is well
known to the people of Davenport,
Rock Island and Moline. About eight
years ago he gave the ereat war dra
ma. the Spanish-American war. in ani-
mated pictures at the Burtis and Har-
ner onera houses for Petersen's Sons 1
and Young & McCombs resnectivelv.
when hundreds of people were turned
away each of four successive evenings.
In Mo'ine over fourteen hundred peo
ple patronized the Holmberg illustrated
lecture for four nights in succession
at the Second Lutheran church. No
other company has received such com
mendations from the press and pulpit
in the tri-cities as the Holmberg com
Rose lie Knott's Duchess. Roselle
Knott's new play, in which she is to
be seen here shortly, "The Duchess of
Devonshire," brims over with high
class comedy and true dramatic action
It is entirely devoid of the "talky at
mbsphere" which burdens so many of
the present season's offerings, and it
is said to suit this clever actress better
than anything she has before attempt
ed. It was especially written for her
by Charles Doremus, who has in the
past written such successes as "By
Right of Sword," "The Fortunes of the
King," etc., which proved a most suc
cessful starring venture for James K.
Hackett. "The Duchess of Devon
shire" - quite meets the standard at
tained by these former successes. Ro
selle Knott's managers have expended
the enormous sum of $30,000 In mount
ing the play, and the supporting com
pany far surpasses any yet sent en
tour. Miss Knott will be seen here
Thursday evening at the Illinois and
Intending patrons are requested to
make early selection of seats.
The Coming Musical Drama. "The
Time, the Place, and the Girl," coming
tothe Illinois in the near future, is a
sturdy little melodrama set to music.
with Its acting possibilities enhanced
by half a dozen unique, but thoroughly
life-like characterizations. For in-
stance, there Is the philosophical
young "sport" with a mine of wisdom
expressed in clean and down-to-date
slang; the trained nurse, worldly- wise.
but a gentlewoman; the proud and
petulant "daughter of the rich," who
is tamed by the "sport"; the Italian
laborer who provides the sentiment;
the coal heaver who is "just going to
be married," and the classy man-about-
town. whose wild oats are harvested as
gamely as they are sown. WJth these
types cleverly exploited "The Time, the
Place and the Girl" keeps safely out
of the conventional rut. It is distin
guished by comedy rather than clown
ing, though there is a bit or two of
genuine burlesque interpolated to mag
nify the contrasts. Arthur Deagon
will bo seen in the leading role one
that seems peculiarly suited to the
droll arniabifity of his methods.
"Peck's Bad Boy The world is full
of ups and downs, of sunshine and
shadows. It is a duty you owe to your
self to struggle for the ups and sek
the sunshine. If you are in the shadow
and meet with one of the downs go to
the. Illinois theater . on Wednesday
evening and see "Perk's Bad Boy." he
will lighten the one and make you for
get the. other. He has a full stock of
new and funny things for you, that
cannot fail to make you think for the
time at least that life is all sunshine.
Remarkable Run of "Flower Girl."
When every ciitic in Chicago speaks
in the highest praise o the 'Flower
Girl" music, this Shubert musical
opera now playing at the Studehaker
must have somewhere near the ideal
of what an ideal comic opera score
should be. Years ago we had music
like this when Gilbert and Sullivan
gave us "Pinafore" and "Patience," but.
not for a long time has such a flow of
melody been heard on a Chicago stage.
Every night for three weeks. Chica-
goans and theatergoers generally have
crowded to the Studebaker to really '
hear for themselves and decide on the;
merits of "The Flower Girl." That1
their decision has been warmly favor
able would seem evident from the
crowds of enthusiasts that fill the big
theater every evening. Dainty and
charming, yet with life and interest for
the lover of the mildly boisterous, this
gem of all musical comedies is one of
the season's favorites. Louise Gun-
ning has been feted and interviewed
an" musical Chicago has nnstintingly
acclaimed her the queen of light opera
prima donnas. Inalikeproduction.no
such voice was ever heard here. Not
only can Miss Gunning win encore af
ter encore every night, but others in
the cast have scored heavily as well.
The chorus can sing and the girls are
exceedingly comely. The fun of
Louis Harrison, who appears as co-star
with Miss Gunning, never fails to
amuse and please. It is the legitimate
humor of his seriousness that appeals
so strongly to lovers of the best comic
opera amusement. Harry Farleigh, of
Pilsen fame, is another of the cast
whose rich tenor voice entitles him to
consideration as one of the really bril
liant features of "The Flower Girl." In
fact, every detail is carefully worked
out in the fragrant, beautiful, musical
"baby-grand" opera and there can now
be no question as to its popularity. A
bargain matinee given Wednesday
and the regular matinee Saturday of
New Cure for Epilepsy.
J. B. Waterman of Watertown, Ohio,
rural free delivery, writes: "Mv
daughter, afflicted for years with epi
lepsy, was cured by Dr. King's New
Life Pills. She has not" had an attack
for over two years." Best body clean
sers and life giving tonic pills on
earth. 25c at W. T. Hartz' drug store.
Chronic Rheumatism Cured.
Dr. II. B. Hettinger, Indianapolis,
Ind., says: "For several months after
spraining my ankle I was severely af
flicted with rheumatism. I finally tried
Detchen's Mystic Cure for rheumatism,
and In four days could walk without
my cane; two bottles cured me sound
and well. I take great pleasure in rec
ommending the Mystic Cure to all who
are afflicted with rneumatism." Sold
by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second avenue,
Rock Island; . Gust Schlegel & Son,
220 West Second street. Davenoort. :
THree Shows Daily, 5 p.
Special Xmas Matinees.
CUTS OUT TRANSFER
ON BEARDSTOWN TRAIN
Burlington's No. 10 to Run Through
Galesburg After Jan. 6 New
Report has it tlsat commencing Jan.
C, tiain No. 10, known as the Beards
town accommodation, will run direct
from Rock Island to Galesburg, and
from there to Monmouth over the main
lino .thus saving the transfer at Rio
The train will, it is understood, leave
at 2:20 in the afternoon instead of
2:45 in order to make better main line
connections east and west.
J. J. Mahoney has been appointed ad
ditional trainmaster at Galesburg
having charge of the lines from Gale:?
burg to Rock Island and Savanna, the
lines from Galesburg to Peoria, and
the Buda and Rushville and Galva and
Burlington branches". S. H. Schulis,
the present trainmaster at Galesburg.
will he relieved of part of his duties
which have become too heavy for one
man to attend to.
Tames Lyons died yesterday after
noon at 4:13 at his home, 2914 Fifth-
and-a-half avenue, after an illness of
two months with bronchitis and com
plications. Mr. Lyons had resided in
Rock Island since 1S7S, and was for
many years employed at the Rock Is
land round house in this city. He was
born in county Donegal, Ireland. Two
years after removing to this city, in
18S0, his marriage to Miss Margaret
Cunningham took place. His wife and
two sons, James and John Lyons, both
at home, survive him. He was a mem
ber of St. Joseph's branch of the West
ern Catholic union, which will conduct
the funeral services. The funeral will
be held Wednesday morning from the
Sacred Heart church, and will he in
charge of Rev. J. F. Lockney. Burial
will take place at Calvary cemetery.
Mrs. Margaret Mulligan.
The remains of Mrs. Margaret Mulli
gan, who died at her home in Farm
ington, 111., last Wednesday, as the re
sult of -serious burns received a few
days previous, arrived here Saturday
evening over the Burlington road. Mrs.
Mulligan was the widow of the late Ed
ward Mulligan, and was 59 years of
age. She is survived by two sons,
Morris of Coal Valley, and Edwin of
Farmington, and two daughters. Susie
of Topeka, Kan., and Mrs. Marian Lew
is of Coal Valley. Funeral services
were held at St. Joseph's church yes
terday afternoon and were in charge of
Father William Cleary, curate of the
church. Burial took place at Calvary
Mrs. Johanna Lynch. j
Word has been received here of the
death of Mrs. Johanna Lynch at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Peter Mc-j
With Best Wishes
Make It Happy.
First and Second Avenues.
ih nfili i' 'niiMiiri irrrl''it-'i: rf - - "" -
Grath in Chicago yesterday. She was
an aged aunt of James O'Connor of
this city and widow of the late Michael
Lynch. She was for many years a res
ident, of this city, having a few- years
ago gone to live with her daughter in
Chicago. She was born in Watcrford,
Ireland, and was SI years of age. She
is survived by two children, Mrs. Ella
McGrath of Chicago, and William
Lynch of Drsoto, Mo. The remains
w.U be brought here tomorrow.
Long Tennessee Fight.
For 20 years W. L. Ruwls. of 151M
Icnn., fought nasal catarrh. He
writes: "The swelling and soreness
inside my nose was fearful, till I be
gan applying Buckh-n's Arnica Salve
to the sore surface; this caused the
soreness and swelling to disappear,
never to return. Bc::t salve in exist
ence.. 2.jc at W. T. Hartz, druggist.
It is a mistake to use a violent ca
thartic to open the bowels. A gentle
movement wiil accomplish the same re
sults without causing distress or seri
ous consequences later. DcWitt's Lit
tie Early Risers are recommended.
Sold by all druggists.
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 1906.
One MftliJ Only.
t: SIKAX IT!
All Kutirt'ly . New Vt-rsimi of
PECK'S BAD BOY
NEW COSTUMES. "
A BRAND NEW SHOW.
I'RK'KS 1.1c, 2."k 3r,e n ill 50c. Scat
salt at tlioater. Phono west 2l'4.
a a ail k-
Thursday, Dec. 27.
And Associate lirilliant Capabili
THE DUCHESS OF
A Romantie Costume Comedy Drama
Offering- in Four Acts.
Complete Seenle 10niliiient of Jeenery,
Tnnetrie. and Silk Tableau
IR1.CI-:S $1.50, $1. 75e, HOc and 35c.
Phone west 224.
New year "Right.
Do Yourself Justice by D rinsing Me Your TOOTH TROUBLES.
m.. S p. rrt. and 9:15 p. m.
2:30 p. m. and 3:45 p. m.
, . -m
II M Mil MlMhfr
Monday, Dec. 24.
Our Msbl Ouly.
nt-nuCful MolK I'ii-litrrn I'rnrln from
.11 an j- Srua ;miim f 'I'm III '
THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT
INIK'KS 1 '20c and 30i Srat sale
at t lioa ter. l'lione w :-t 221.
Davis fc Churchill. Cln-iiit Operators
Three I'erformaneen Daily Three.
1Cc ADMISSION 10c
Hesorvi'd seats. 20e; Saturday matlnes,
ihihlrcn under 12 years. tc
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The Texas (Julf Coast Country Is a wonderfully fertile re
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You Are Needed. Anywhere from Corpus Christ I to
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You who have struggled hard and long in an unpromising
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ROCK ISLAND-FRISCO LINES
8 CHICAGO or
appy New Year
m5 second Ave. "It Won't Hurt a Bitf 9
Christmas, Tuesday, Dec. 25.
JInllnee and 'l(h.
Presenting Two Funny Lturlexiiucs,
THE MAIDS IN CHINATOWN
FIDDLE DUMM DUMM,
Ami an All Star Cast, IiicliHling an Olio
of Headline Acts.
iluxhen anil llazeHwn, Travesty Artists;
The SeyonH. Kecentrlo KiliRlllK UiiJ
Talking Act; Kuillh nuil fhaiu
plon, Comedy Sketch,
J nek. Morton anal SI lie. I .a Trenka. in
their Novelty Creation, "The Messencer
Clown ami the Human Doll." Sadie
A itevy of 2H Pretty Oirln.
lrl'e Alat Inee, I T.e and 2."e; evening,
2.".e, Sie and 7.r.c. Seat sale at theater.
Photic west '22i.