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THE ROCK ISI-AND ARGUS. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1912.
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TO MISS ZEDELER
Capacity Audience Welcomes
fYonng VioUniste in Alma
WINS LAURELS ABROAD
Appear la a Brilliant Program, En
trancing Her Hearers With
. , Beauty of Execution.
A capacity house greeted MUi Ni-
' coline Zedeler upon her return to her
r alma mater. Augustana, last night.
I where the appeared In a violin recital
at the second number on the conserva-
tory artists' course. Miss Zedeler per-
fectly captivated her audience and
I demonstrated beyond a doubt that she
" is n artist of the first water.
' ' In introducing the performer of the
eTenlng Dr. E. F. Bartholomew said:
I "On a fair day in May there stood on
J this platform . young girl delicate
looking and timid, all quivering with
excitement; but her face was radient
- with a light indicating lofty faith in
i ' her mission. It was the occasion of
her graduation from the Augustana
- conservatory of music. Ten years of
. heroic struggle with adverse circum
; stances, years 'of earnest work, trial
and triumph hare gone by. Tonight
.7 .Augustana's brilliant daughter, crown-
ed with laurels won on her trip around
. the world, has returned to her moth-
. r. who weWimea hr with niwn arms
. and throbbing' heart in this joyous
.- homecoming. Tonight her alma mater
' feels proud of the honors that have
been conferred upon her as the Just
" . reward of .true genius."
f AKE niTRlHEM SING.
- Miss Zedeler won her audience with
fh. Tarv flrat mimKAr "QAnftta In A
for Violin and "Piano" (Handel). In
.-. her'unasauniinr manner she made her
una laui.v siok, pouring into uer iu
slrument a great deal of passion and
feeling. Her technic was marvelous,
but she was careful to put this in the
background eo as not to let it inter
fere with her expression.
'. Andante, Allegretto and Finale from
Mendelssohn's Concerto in E Minor
was played In masterly style. This se
lection gave ber ample opportunity to
display her tech n He. An encore was
called for and she responded with
' It rh Cavr1 tm fni- vlnlln wlthmtt nr.
FKELIlfO IX HER WORK.
. The soft .- and . appealing tones of
Tftchaikowskl's Serenade Melancoli
que held the audience spellbound. Her
rendition of this piece was probably
most appreciated. Zephyrs (Hubay)
was also admirably given.
With four short . selections, Andan
tin (Padre 'Martini), Gavotte (Gos
sec). The Swan (Saint Saens) and Mi
unet (Beethoven) she pleased her au
dience Immensely, entering into the
spirit of all these pieces and playing
tbem with rare feeling. Humoresque
(Dvorak) was given as an encore.
Souvenir de Moscow (Wieniawski)
was probably her most brilliant num
ber. Although the hour was late the
audience remained seated till she ap
peared again. She played Canzonetta
The Wennerberg chorus, which as
sisted, made a decided hit in its two
- appearances. "Christian Martyrs
u; iiaurent ae tuitei being especially
well sung. This year s chorus promls-
- es to be one of tne best in recent
2 - Miss Effle Johnson's work at the
: uiuia wii or inn usual nirn lunaara
and was an important factor In the
success of the young artist's recital.
Tortured for 15 Years
a cure-defying stomach trouble
that baffled doctors and resisted all
remedies he tried, John W. Modders
of Moddersvllle, Mich.. seemed
doomed. He had to sell his farm and
give up work. His neighbors said
"he can't live much longer." "What
ever I ate distressed me," he wrote,
"till I tried Electric Bitters, which
worked such wonders for me that I
can now eat things I could not take
for years. It's surely a grand rem
edy for stomach trouble." Just as
good for the-liver and kidneys. Ev
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cf itching, blind, bleeding or protrud
ing piles In 6 to 14 days. SO cents.
Preterits for the first Time in the Tri-Cities
MLLE. FLORENCE WEBBER
In the Most Stupendous of All Comic Opera Productions
' wAlLKSIHITY MEnSDETTA
Book by Bida Johnson Young, Music by Victor Herbert.
Interpreted by a cast and chorus of Manhattan Opera House 'artists and an 'aug
Prices Matinee 60c to $1.50. ' Evening 50c to $2.
Seats ready. Mail and telephone orders given prompt attention.
CANINE ROMANCE ENDS IN
? t. "S
V-ter i y
A canine romance has culminated In the marriage of Miss Mary Wln
throp and Thomas Monroe Turner, had of the 20.W0.00 cotton duck
duck trust and twice divorced by former wives. They are now at Tur
ner's magnificent New York home, where the new Mrs. Turner has
transormed the basement into a kennel. It is there she keeps the thirty
or forty canine aristocrats with which she takes medals and ribbons
when the shows are on. It was their common Interest in blooded doss,
she explained, that attracted them to each othet- He Is fifty-four, she
twenty-four. She used to be a chorus drL
AT THE ILLINOIS.
The Chocolate Soldier," an opera
boufTe in three acts, presented at
the Illinois theatre Friday. evening,
Feb. 16, by the Whitney Opera com
pany, direction of F. C Whitney.
Nadina Popoff daughter of Colonel
Popoff Frances Hewitt
Aurelia Popoff, her mother. .Lotta Gale
Mascua, Aurelia's cousin
Etna Loom I s
Lieutenant Bumerli, "The Chocolate
Soldier" Roy Purvitance
Captain Massakroff, of the Bulgarian
army J. Russell Powell
Louka, Popoff 's servant
..; Olive Randolph
Stephen. Popoff's servant. .George Ogle
Colonel Kasmir Popoff, of the Bulgar
ian army Kelson Riley I
Major Alexius Splrdoff, of the Bul
garian army (betrothed to Nadina)
John F. McDonough
Soldiers of Bulgarian army, gentry,
peasants, weddlog guests, villagers,
This popular o'pera had its first Rock
Island hearing last night. A year ago
one of the Whitney companies appear
ed at the Burtis. in Davenport, en route
to the Pacific coast. It is the second
season of the opera on tour in the
United States, and it has been one of
the big box office winners. Miss Hew
itt, seen here, wss prima donna of the
London company organized by Mr.
Whitney. She has a voice that com
bines the rare combination of strength
and sweetness. Miss Loomls was a
chic Mascua, and Miss Gale looked the
part of Mrs. Popoff. although apparent
ly suffering with an affection of the
throat that prevented her displaying
her singing talents. The male princi
pals were exceptionally well equipped
vocally, their singing really standing
out as the feature of the performance
a refreshing observation In view of the
fact that the men usually are the weak
MARRIAGp 0 f
TO A MULTI-MILLIONAIRE
."J art r .
part of comic operatic organizations
The chorus was numerous and doubt
less one of the best, from the voca!
standpoint, that has been heard in
Rock Island the present season. "The
Chocolate Soldier" has been compar
ed with "The Merry Widow." Some
like ' it better, others do not. It's a
mere matter of individual opinion.
But you will like 'The Chocolate Sol
dier," as done by the Whitney com
pany seen here last night that Is, If
you enjoy good singing, neat acting,
pretty dances, a clean story, and rich
ness of staging. The company appears
at the Moline theatre tonight, and
many Rock Islanders who missed out
last night will attend.
Harry Burton and his company are
to present "St. Elmo" at the Illinois
fonight, playing at popular prices. A
military comedy drama, "at Sunrise,"
also to be offered at popular prices, is
to be the attraction at the Illinois to
morrow, giving matinee and night per
formances. AT THE EMPIRE.
Manager Dolly has just returned
from Chicago, where he completed ar
rangements with the Orpheum people,
and he states that the show commenc
ing next Monday will be the first bill
booked ' by ' them and promises to be
one of the greatest shows of the sea
son. ' Harry Leonhardt's "Polly Pic
kle's Pets" Is the feature attraction.
This is a one-act musical fantasy con
cerning the adventures of Pinky, a cat
iu the door-yard of the Pickle house
hold, and introduces Peer Giant, an
elephant. Posh, a dog. Perch, a parrot.
a teddy bear, and others of the animal
kingdom. Pinky, as played in "Polly
Pickle's Pets," is a rare example of
feline Intelligence, and a wretched
flirt. Pinky and Push are not the best
of friends and their quarrels worry
Polly exceedingly, though in the long
run they make up. Polly, who owns all
SUNDAY, Feb. 18
EAGLES TO GIVE
The minstrel show given by the
Eagles in connection with their an
nual stein banquet at Turner hall
Jan. 18, was so good that there have
been many requests for a second per
formance and one has been arranged.
It will occur March 3 at the Illinois.
The members are now busily engag
ed in selling tickets and a good house
is already assured.
The committee in charge of the
show has rearranged the program,
so that at present they have a gen
uine southern minstrel. The scene
will be laid in a southern plantation
mansion and everything that goes to
make up a minstrel has been looked
after. Several new features have
been added. Jack Barr of Daven
port and Owen McGuire of Rock Is
land have been secured for end men.
Both have had a wide experience in
the minstrel line and the general
public can be assured of seeing a
show that has a real professional air
Mr. McGuire has been In vaudeville
Just finishing a long run on one of
the western circuits. Major Meyers
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is a pleasing entertainer. The com
pany consists of 26 members who are
rehearsing two times a week. They
have a few dates outside of town 'and
they are working hard.
the pets, plays well and sings in good
voice, as do the four other young lad
ies who make up the chorus. The mu
sical numbers "Has Any One Seen a
Kitty-Cat?" "The Feline Flirt" and
"The Jack O'Lantern Man," are all
given with just the proper stage busi
ness and are very pleasing. The scen
ic setting for this act is said to be
beautifuL The Anderson Twins, in
their original novelty, "Dancing on
One Rope," will be seen for the first
time in this city. Eldridge and Bar
low, In a rural comedy sketch, "The
Law", Margaret Utter, the coon shout-
er, and Dick Ferguson, comedian and
eccentric dancer, will also add to the
bill the first half of the week.
AT THE GRAND.
Oscar Hammerstein presents Mile.
Florence Webber in "Naughty Mariet
ta," the new comic opera written by
Victor Herbert end Rida Johnson
Young, at the Grand, Davenport, to
morrow, matinee and night. The
score is said to be of genuine comic
opera caliber, the orchestrations be
ing rich in harmony, the ensembles
inspiring and in a wide range of tem
pos, and the solo numbers portentious,
The book is in two acts and of a type
which is rarely seen on the American
stage at the present day. The scene
is laid in New Orleans in the year
1780, when woodmen ranged the for
ests, Spanish senoritas and beautiful
quadroon slaves mingled amid pictur
esque surroundings, that passed with
the old Louisiana, and where chivalry
was well known and heroics were the
commonplaces of life. The hero is an
American captain of the forest ran
gers; the heroine, "Naughty Mariet
ta," the daughter of the noble D'Al
tena, has run away from her home in
France and arrived in New Orleans
which at that time Is under the fear
of the famous and mysterious bucca
neer, "Bras Prique," who in reality
is Etienne Grandet. son of the lieu
tenant governor of Louisiana, a wily
fellow, who knows the Identity of
Bras Prique" and shares in the spoils
of his son. The buccaneer has sunk
one of his majesty's ships, upon which
was Countess Marietta D'Altena, and
the king of France has offered a re
ward for her return. Marietta is
saved by Captain Richard Warring
ton, an American frontiersman and
leader of the rangers. To conceal her
identity she assumes the role or a
Casquette girl and obtains employment
in the Marionette theatre, belonging
to Rudolpho, an Italian, whom she per
suades to pose as her father. Etienne
falls under her charms, and is about
to force her to marry him when Cap
tain Richard discloses Etlenne's real
character, and then marries Marietta
himself. Among the cast to present
Mr. Hammersteln's new comic opera,
Naughty Marietta," besides Mile.
Florence Webber, are Madame Cara
Crendelli, Blanche LatelL Viola Gar
rick, Juan Cardo, Edouard Beck, Sid
Braham, George Burke Scott, Silvio
Will, Walter P. Hearle. This entire
cast, the chorus of 40 andV the orches
tra were recruited from Mr. Hammer
stein's grand opera company which ap
peared at his Manhattan opera house,
AT THE BURTIS.
Especially interesting on account of
its California story and the fact that
it is the joint work of America's fore
most dramatist and undoubtedly the
worm s greatest living composer is
"The Girl of the Golden West." the
grand opera which Henry W. Savage
mill offer In English at the Burtis,
Davenport, tomorrow, matinee and
night. A big, showy production is
promised by Mr. Savage and a Savage
promise theatregoers and music lovers
have found to . be always inviolate.
Among the prima donnas is Madame
Luisa VlllacJ. who is from Milan,
where she made her debut at La
Scala. She is a protege of Puccini,
and also of Conductor Polacco, who
is In charge of the Savage orchestra.
A great future is predicted for Ma
dame Villani, as she has & soprano
voice of rare power and quality, dra
matic fire, beauty, and that rare qual
ity called temperament. Mme. Irma
Delossy is a .noted soprano from Vi
enna, making ber first visit to these
shores. Miss Ivy Scott is a young
girl from Australia. Her singing dur
ing the last two years in London has
placed her . In the first rank among
i sopranos. Two noted contraltos are
VAUDEVILLE STAR MAKES
A HIT AS CAFE SINGER
in Tc. Ch.. . fin it.
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ilmlted engagement at the New Har-
per and delighting Mine Host Muel
ler's guests with her songs.
Mme. Dina Pughlia, from La Scala,
at Milan, and Mile. Edmee De Dreux,
from the Paris grand opera house.
I believe 'The Girt of the Golden
West' to be Puccini's greatest work,"
says Maestro Polacco. the conductor,
and that its magnificent orchestral
effects are doubly enhanced by being
sung in English, for, with its theme
drawn from the early life of California,
it is truly an American grand opera."
Another critic declares that those who
love to carp may declare that Puccini
wrote "The Girl of the Golden West"
under the beneficient influence of Ital
ian skies and has not caught the wild
western pictures. "This is to be de
nied," he continues. "Puccini has
caught the strenuous spirit of unrest,
the quickness and strength, fear, an
ger, hope, despair, revenge, jealousy,
hate, love, melancholy, cheerfulness
and joy, that prevailed in those stir
ring days in California. The sinful
were very sinful and the good were
very good, and the considerate or self-
sacrificing thought life a mere trifle
to give up for any one of the primal
AT THE PRINCESS.
After being dark for a week, during
which time the theatre has been re
decorated, the Princess, Davenport,
will open tomorrow night with the
Harvey Stock company. The Harvey
company comes with the reputation of
being one of the strongest and best
stock organizations in the middle
west, and during its stay at the Prin
cess will present nothing but high
class royalty plays, using special scen
ery and electrical effects and making a
complete production of each play. The
company will present two new plays
THE LOST SPECTACLES.
What Happened When the Old Gentle
man Triad to Find Thsm.
A man from "up state" who was in
New York city on business was taken
by a nephew whom he was visiting to
dine at a Broadway restaurant the
evening of his arrival. The next day
he said to the younger man:
"Where is that restaurant we dined
at last night? I left my gold specta
cles there, I'm pretty sure. I've got
another pair with me, but I don't want
to lose the others."
"I'll stop in and get them for you on
my way down town," replied the neph
ew. He went to the restaurant, explained
the circumstances and received a pair
of gold rimmed spectacles that had
been left on a table the previous even
ing. On his return home in the after
noon be handed them to bis uncle.
"Where in thunder did you get
those?" inquired the elder man. "I
was going down Broadway today and
recognized the place we dined at at
least I thought I did. Anyway I went
in and asked if I left my spectacles
last night, and they gave me this pair."
He prodnced another pair of gold rim
Upon the uncle describing the restau
rant whence be bad retrieved the glass
es the nephew assured him it was sev
eral blocks from the one they had pat
ronised the day before. While the two
were discussing the situation the post
man delivered a package for the un
cle. It contained a pair of gold rim
med spectacles, with a note from his
wife sayiag that she had found them
on his writing desk at home and was
sending them to New York in the
event that he might need them. New
news 2II the time. The
Departments of Public Health every
where are starting a crusade against
rats and mice as the greatest danger to
both property and health, for thev
carry disease germs into the borne.
It is the duty of every citixen to ex
terminate rats and mice by using
Stearns' Electric Rat and Roach Paste
(endorsed by health officers). It is also
sure death to cockroaches, waterbugs
and other vermin. Money back if it
Sold by druggists everywhere. Be
sore to get the genuine; 25c and $1.00.
Steams' Electric Paste Co. Chicago, IU.
v: ' - oil. ;
Absolutely the First
In the TH-Cities
SBX STAU ACTS
A SI Show for 10, 20, 30c
Featuring, First Hall
POLLY PICKLE'S PETS
12 PeopIe--OnIy Three Days
Second Half of the Week
Greatest Act in Vaudeville
SHE PROBABLY WAS
A UTTER-ARY KITTY
For She Reads Signs and Seems
to Believe in 'Em.
On a rubbish can in the Atlantic
avenue subway station in Brooklyn,
N. Y., la printed:
"Throw all litter In here."
Charles Strong, a clerk in the office
of Chief Magistrate Otto Kempner,
saw a crowd about the can. He el-
bowed his way through. In the can
with seven tiny kitties snuggling up
to her was a gray cat.
"That cat must have read the sign
on the can," said Strong.
Then he called an S. P. C. A. agent,
who took away the feline family.
Sunday, February 18
llatinee and Night.
Darren H. Lyall's New Scenic Pro
duction of the Western Mili
tary Comedy Drama.
At Popular Prices.
-- II -I 1111 HUM n m 1 1
urtis Opera House
Sunday, Feb. 18, Matinee and Night
Henry W. Savage Offers the Original and Only Pro
duction in English of Puccini's Grand Opera
THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN 1ST
50 GRAND OPERA ORCHESTRA 50
60 CHORUS OF SIXTY 60
A company of singing artists of world wide fame.
Matinee Prices Lower floor $2.00. Ealcony $1.50
and $1.00. Gallery 75c. Box seats $3.00.
Night prices Lower floor $3.00.
Gallery $1.00. Box seats $4.00.
Mail orders accompanied by remittance and stamped en
velope accepted now and filled in order of their receipt. Make
checks payable to the Burtis Opera house. -Positively nv free
list- Window sale Monday. Feb. 12.
Emerson, Man. After a chass by
Canadian and United States officials,
Dan Rice of Texas was captured. He
is accused of holding up Alexander
Copeland, his son, Thomas, and a
Saturday, February 17
Matinee and Xight.
A Dramatization, of Augusta
J. Evans' Heart and Home
Matinee, 15c and 25c.
Night 10c, 20c and 30c
Under New Management
Evening 7:30 and 9:15
General admission 10c