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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1909.
'1 . 3. "Gentleman From Mississippi It wJiitiiiMiiiiin iiirit..ii i iiiy- . .. .. .... n l tt; . ...... .v . . . : -3.'.. v. r - X The Washington Society Ladies and the Star Reporter, in Play to be Given at the Grand, Davenport, Tomorrow, and at the Barrymore, Moline, Next Tuesday. Facts Not Generally Known That Ruth St. Denis, the world's most famous exponent of Hindu dances, has never been ia India. The knowledge she possesses of Oriental dances was gathered from reading books and interviews with Hindus of high caste. That Ralph Stuart, who plays Adolph Lauman in support of Elsie Ferguson in "Such a Little Queen made hi3 New York debut in a de tective play, "Green Lights." That Beatrice Craven, who plays Jane Deetle in "The Lion and the Mouse," is the granddaughter of the last governor of the English penal set tlement In Australia. That Miriam Nesbitt of the western company cf "The Traveling Sales man" made her American debut on the stage In support of James K. Hackett In"The Prisoner of Zenda." That Gxace Thorne, who for a num ber of years wa3 witjj "The Lion and the Mouse" company, and who ha been engaged for "The Next of Kin," is the daughter of Charles Thorne, one of the most famous actors of his time. That-Maggie Fielding of "The Net of Kin" company made her debut on the stage with Edwin Booth in "Rich ard III," Miss Fielding playing the part of the young prince. ; UTTLE FOOTLIGHT FLASHES. The Shuberts have acquired the rights to a play of foreign origin called "The Bridal Eve." "Walker Whiteside in "The Melting Pot" and "The Chocolate Soldier" are two plays which promise to have an all winter's run In New York. Mr. Whiteside Is playing at the Comedy theater, while "The Chocolate Soldier" WOULD THAT EVERY FAiLY KNEW ITS VALUE The Wish of the Ursuline Sisters of Waterville, Me., in In dorsing Father John's Medicine for the Cure of Consumption. "We, the undersigned, cheerfully recommend and Indorse the use of Father John's Medicine as a sure and immediate relief for all colds, throat and bronchial trouble, having used it with success for one of the members pt our institution who was threatened with consumption of the throat. Hearing of the many cures by Father John's Medicine, we made a trial and are glad to state that after taking three bottles, a decided change took place, the patient having recovered DAVENPORT Direction of D. L. Hughes Monday, Nov; 22 THIRD AMERICAN TOUR Chas. Frohman Presents the Greatest of Modern Dramas, . "TME THHEF" By Henri Bernstein, Author of "Israel" and "Sam son." -. As originally played ten months at the Lyceum theater. New York, and In the principal cities or Europe and' Australia, The adaptations in seven different languages. PRICES 50c,to$1.5Q. Advance Seat Sale Friday. & a! .xn 99 -1 M '3 J ' 1 i -1 is playing in Lew Fields' Herald Square house. An attraction soon to be seen at the Garrick theater, Chicago, Is Miss Blanche Bates, who is starrtaj in "The Fighting Hope." "The Golden Widow," a new musical play which the Shuberts brought out last week in Washington, Is now mer ily on its way. The play is soon to be taken to New York. Louise Dresser is the golden widow In question. "Hello People!", the song "hit" of "Havana," in which James T. Powers Is featured, has been pronounced by New York critics as the best song that has appeared In a musical comply in 10 years. Special Taxation Notice. Notice is hereby given to all persona interested that the city council. of the city of Rock Island, state of Illinois, having ordered that a local Improve ment be made by the paving of Ninth avenue from Twenty-seventh Btreet to Twenty-eighth street, the ordinance for the same being on file in the office of the city clerk, having applied to the county court of the county of Rock Island for an assessment of the costs of said improvement, according to frontage, and an assessment therefor having been made and returned to Bald court, the final hearing thereon will be had on the 2d day of Decem ber, A. D. 1909, or as soon thereafter as the business of the court will per mit All persons desiring may file ob jections In said court before said day, and may appear on the hearing and make their defense. Said assessment Is payable In ten Installments, and all installments except the first shall bear interest from and after date of the first voucher Issued on account cf work done until paid, at a Tate of 5 per cent per annum. EDWARD SCHOEDE. Official appointed to make said as sessment. Dated Nov. 16, 1909. her voice, which had been Impaired for nearly two years. Would that ev ery family knew its value." (Signed) Ursuline Sisters, Ursuline Convent, Waterville, Me. Remember,- Father John's Medicine is free from opium, morphine or pois onous drugs in any form upon which 99 per cent of the so-called cough cures depend for their temporary ef fect and which axe dangerous we again warn you against them. Not a patent medicine. Fifty years In use. , .T- , ift Vampire in Real Life is Defined by Stage Player "Do there eiist wom-a wtio ae iUo embodiments of the sinister creatu.-e of Kipling's poem?" Katherine Kaelred turned slowly, thoughtfully from her mirror, where she stood putting on the finishing touches of carmine and dead white that make of her face the uncanny mask it is as that of the creature who takes the unloving and unlovable part of the rag, the bono and the hank f hair in A Fool There Was." "No," she said. "I don't believe there ever was such a woman. I've made a study of the vampire question since I've had to be one and I have honestly tried to find a vampire of the kind 1 present, from whom to take lessons, but I have never discovered one. "Understand, though, that there are vampires and plenty of them, but they are not the subtle, unhealthily alluring creatures they have been made out to be. The real vampire could never be an Inspiration for song or story, she is too practical. She could never charm by her movements she is too fat. Her voice could never attract it is too shrill. Her gowns could never make a man's heart contract by reason of their suggestion and charms they are too fashionable. "In other words," continued Miss Kaelred, "the vampires I have discov ered have been the little married women .who sit at home and demand, demand all of their husband's resour ces, all his thought, all the work that he can possibly grind out through the long days, and then his attention and entire thought during the evening when he must trail around with theiu in his best bib and tucker, when he :s wearying for an easy chair before the fire, a comfortable pipe or two, and a chance to look through the papers. "These women, or domestic vam pires, I call them, take all that they can get, and what do they give In re turn? Nothing. They are emotion less so far as love and good fellow ship are concerned. They have mar ried for the sole reason of getting ahead in the world, of having horses and carriages and houses that shall outclass those possessed by other women. They want jewels that will flash more brilliantly than the other woman's jewels, and what they want they will have, no matter if it wrings from the men they have promised lo love and honor every bit of life blood he has and leaves him, stranded, shak ing and helpless on the cold sands of premature old age. "This kind of woman is the vam pire I have come across. She Is a re spectable, married vampire. Men. legions strong, do not run around and kill themselves on her account, lead ing unsightly blood stains in conspicu ous places to tell the sad story of their love and dealh. But one man, usually a loving, practical, stupid man, looks into her blue eyes, and, thinking he sees heaven there, marries hr. i thereby donning the garments of the i 'fool there was.' "There are men who are vampires lots of them, for whom women put on the garb of fools and for whosa benefit they give, give, give, lo7a, honor, the care of a mother for a child, unfailing cheer and never gat a thiag In return, but a house to live in, servants to wait on them, the ne cessities of life, but nothing else never a bit of love or consideration, which is what such women crave with all their hearts." The Theaters - THE ILLINOIS, geeoad reave and Sixteenth Btreet. AT THE ILLINOIS. So. 21 "Jmne Jimn," matinee and night, Nov. 23 Rock Inland Maalcal club. Nov. 25 J" The Sport and the Girl," matinee and night. Nov. 27 "Uncle Tom's Cabin," mati nee and nlsrht. Nov. 28-Oec. 4 Morgan Stock com pany. GRAND OPERA HOUSE, DAVENPORT. Nov. 21 "A Gentleman From Mlaata alppl," matinee and night. Nov. 22 Charlea Frohmaa'a Company In "The Thief. Dec. C "The Soul Klaa." Dec 6 BtUIe Burke. THE ELITE. Eighteenth atreet, between First and Second avenues. VandevUle at S, S and MilS p. m. THE FAMILT. Second avenue, east of Nineteenth street. Vaudeville at S,8 and 915 p. am. Jesse to Sunday In Our Midst. We are to have a real tough citizen to pass the day In our city tomorrow. "Jesse James" Is booked at the Illinois. There will be afternoon and evening performances. "Marcelle." "Marcelle.- the Plxley & Luders opera, was presented at the Moline theater last evening and proved most pleasing. The company, which Is headed by Miss Louise Gun ning, is a strong one, numerically and otherwise, and has a beauty chorus that is hard to beat. There are sev eral good voices and the music Is tuneful, two or three of the number being pronounced hits. Jess Dandy, as Baron Berghof, the leading man, has a purely comedy role and is really the chief luminary about which all the others revolve, including Miss Gun ning. His rendition of "Never No More" was the best thing of the even ing. "Marcelle" will be presented at the Burtls In Davenport tonight. All th news all the time The Argus. GRACE KENNICOTT - ft- ..Ui'?f The numerous Rock Island friend3 of this charming singer, who is in her first season in professional work, will be gratified to know of the success she is meeting with as prima donna in "A Stubborn Cinderella," in which she appeared here two months ago. Miss Kennlcott Is a Chicago girl. The Grand Rapids (Mich.) Herald said of her after her company played there recently: "Grace Kennlcott reminds us of Lulu Glaser In the days when she was petite and winsome and fir3t sung and danced her way Into our hearts." FAMOUS ACTORS OF THE PAST. RICHARD BURBAGE. Richard Bur bage was a son of James Burbage, the actor and the first builder of theaters In England. From a child he was brought up as an actor, and like most of the old English guilds, he was soon Initiated In the mysteries of their art, as it was understood and expounded In those early days. The first record we have of his appearance as an actor wa in "The Seven Deadly Sins," an lmpro visatlonal and spectacular play that un doubtedly was given during the earliest years of his father's repertoire. Rich ard, being younger than Shakespeare, it was no more than natural that the young actor drew from the great au thor the principles which permeated the writing and acting of the greatest theatrical genius the world has ever known. It is quite true that Shakes peare, not feeling qualified to play the great principal parts of his play, es pecially those that were of a violent character, such as Richard III., Shy lock, Othello, and Macbeth, imposed on j-oung Burbage the task to play these parts, and from such records as we have it seems that he played them so well as to receive unstinted praise from fcls contemporaries. Not alone was his work commendatory in the parts which demanded violent declamation, but equally successful was he as Hamlet, and Brutus. Flecknoe in his short dis course of the English stage, published in 16C4, said of him: "He was a de lightful Proteus, so wholly transform ing himself Into his part, and putting off himself with his cloaths, as he nev er assumed himself again, until the play was done. He had all the parts of an excellent orator, animating his words with speaking, and speech with action; his audience being never more delighted than when he spake, nor more sorry than when he held his peace; yet even then he was an excel lent actor still; never failing in his part when he had done speaking, but with his looks and gesture maintain ing it still to the height" Of Shakespeare roles it is writ that Burbage played Shylock. Richard III., Prince Henry, Romeo, Henry V., Bru tus, Hamlet, Othello, Lear, Macbeth, Pericles, and Coriolanus. His death occurred May 13, 1C19, and aroused universal grief In London. Herewith is given a genuine version of the elegy to Burbage: "Hee's gone, and with him what a world Is dead Which hee reviv'd; to bee revived so No more: young Hamlet, old Hlero nlmo. Kind Leir, the grieved Moor, and more beside That lived in him, have now for ever died. Oft have I seene him leape Into the grave. Suiting the person (that he seemed - to have) Of a sad lover with so true an eye That then I would have sworn hee meant to die." FATE OF LITTLE WEED. Miss Laura Nelson Hale recites this song to piano accompaniment as an example of her youthful follies: "A little weed grew at the foot of a rose And both breathed the soft summer air. The little weed sighed as it looked at the rose. For the rose was so tall and so fair. "At twilight the little weed tremblingly spoke And told of Its love for the rose, But the rose did not hear, for the lan guage of weeds Is a language a weed only knows. "So the little weed wept, washed tho feet of the rose. And the rose was refreshed for the night The" song of the morning bird opened . ner neart As she lifted her head to the light. "And taller she grew and the grean leaves spread wide, . Till they shut out the sunlight and air; ' - . And the little weed died at the foot of the rose, ' And the rose never knew It was there." Divorce Closes The Romance of Van Studdiford "Grace Von Studdiford, long separ ated from her husband, sues and wins her case." News Item. The sordid little announcement la the papers of St Louis, while it means but little to most who read it, throws open, to those who know, a book of romance which has for some time been closed, and brings back memories of the time when Charles Van Studdiford wooed pretty Gracia Quive 10 years ago, when she was singing with the Bostonians. Grace Van Studdiford was born 'n North Manchester, Ind. She went to school there and when she was yet in short skirts sang in the church choir. Local teachers had always praised her voice, but she had thought nothing particular about it until one time when the Bostonians were singing in her town. Then several of them attended the church, and after hearing bar voice advised her to go on the stage and offered to take her away with them. While she was en tour with them the company sang In St. Louis, and it was there that she met Van Studdi ford, heir of a millionaire racing en thusiast and patron of sports. Miss Quive was introduced to him at his earnest request by Will J. Davis cf Chicago, who was in the city at that time. For many months then Van Studdi ford pursued the beautiful singer. No matter where the company landed he was sure to be there. For a long time Miss Quive refused his offers of mar riage. Finally she consented and the two were married In Chicago by a priest on the north side. Mrs. Van Studdiford gave up the stage and took up her residence in St. Louis where she mingled in the best society. The millionaire's expensive tastes, his racing propensities, etc., ate away his fortune, and the young wife re turned to the stage, singing in two operas written for her by Reginald D Koven, "Marguerite" and "Michaela," In which ehe appeared at the Metro palitan opera house, New York. It was about this time that the two became estranged, for Grace Van Stud diford oojected to be!ng the sole sup port of herself and a husband who would not work because he did not know how, his case being the hack neyed one of the son of a rich father and an adoring mother without fore sight enough to prepare him for ad versity should It come. "No matter how much money I make." Mrs. Van Studdiford said o her friend, Mr. Davis, "Charlie always manages to get rid of it." And so the breach grew until it has culminated In the suit for divorce, brought and won by Mrs. Van Studdi ford. Incidentally Charles Van Studdiford brewed a cup of coffee for Mrs. Leslie Carter in St. Louis recently, pleasing Mrs. Carter thereby to such an extent that she engaged him as her manager. LITTLE STAGE STORIES. May Mackenzie has been engaged for a leading part in Clyde Fitch's comedy, "Kitty and the Canary." Tully Marshall has been engaged for an important part in "The City," the last play written by Clyde Fitch before his death. After a prosperous tour of the west ern cities, John Mason has returned to the Academy of Music, New York, for another engagement In "The Witching Hour." Charle3 Cherry and "The Bachelor" company made one of the longest jumps on record last week, leaving In the Of '49 Many hardships were suffered because of the lack of supplies and provisions but those days are over. The introduction of the Modern Cash Grocery of which this store is the Pioneer in this vicinity, has made it possible to buy the best groceries at prices within the reach of all. We are at it again. LOOK THESE OVER 6 cans egg plums 6 cans green gage plums 6 cans cor n 6 cans tomatoes 6 cans peas 6 cans string beans 6 cans kidney beans 6 cans baked beans 6 cans pumpkin 6 cans assorted soup 6 cans red hot tamales . 6 cans salmon Distributor of the famous Eaco flour, "Always All Right." Guaranteed to give the best of satisfaction. , A complete line of fresh fruits and vegetables always on hand. We have a large assortment of dried fruits, nuts, nut-meats, candied cherries, citron lemon and orange peel. , . Shields9 Cash Grocery 2532 Fifth Avenue. Gallery of Stageelebrities I ; : : J New York upon the conclusion of the engagement at the Metropolis theater and opening in Seattle the following Sunday. Liebler & Co. have sent a query to the proprietors of more than 22,000 newspapers In the. United States ask ing for a criticism of the incident In "The Fourth Estate" in which the managing editor of a paper yields o the demands of a large advertiser. 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THE MISSOURI OUTLAW. "JESSE JAMES," One of the Best and Most Beallatie Western Dramas Ever Written. Endorsed and commended by the moat conservative critics. An American p!ay for the American people. 8e he TbrlIIlBr Cllmaxea, tae Pew erfol Dramatic Situations, the Realistic Srenle Effects- New and Novel Special ties betweea tbe arts. New Scenery, New Costnmea. A Real Cowboy Dana. Admission Matinee, 10c and 25c; ev ening;. 25c, 85c and 60c. DAVENPORT Direction D. I. Hughes. Sunday, Nov. 21, Matinee and Night. Brady & Grismer Present A GENTLEMAN FROM MISSISSIPPI With Burr Mcintosh and the Original Chicago Oast. Direct from Six Months' Eun in Chicago. Prices Matinee, 25c to $1.00, Night 50c to $1.50. 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