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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. JANUARY 31, 1914.
EDITH THAYER. IN "THE f IR.EFLY
YOUNG & McCOMBS
How Shall It
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The weather has been a little against the sales in heavy goods this year and so we are going
to CUT THE HEART out of the prices to clear our shelves. Incidentally we will make a
clearing in other metfs furnishings.
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Mii Thayer is the majrnetlc lltfle person with the h!? soprano voice who
vu chosen as successor to Emma Tretini in the prima donna role in "The
Firefly." a musical production on tourunder th? direction of Arthur Hammer
t:n. "The Firefly' wirh Miss Thayer, is to be plven at the Illinois next
Jan. SX. Progresclve Ctrls' Bur
Tt' 2. "The Xa'ural I-aW (return
Fen. 2. Monte Carlo Girls, bur
Feb. . .Vhere the Trail Divides,"
t:i3ee and night.
Fb. . Eagles' Minstrels.
Fb. 4. Miscba Elman, in concert
nder aasplces Rock Island Musical
Feb. 7. Edith Thaer, in "The
Hlxh clars vaudeville and tabloids.
XaCnee 2:4a and evening S:15, except
Wtdneeday and Sunday when there
trtnro showi at 7:30 and :J5.
AT THE ILLINOIS.
jo LDocoiaie soldier ' deserves a
lar;rr patronage than 1: bad last even
fcj at the Illiccis theatre. Despite the
iia.1 at'endance. however, the cast
performed remarkably well and de-
lilited mith its excellent singing.
n charming Alma Stetzler as Na
CJia Popcflf wat encored time and
tn. as were also I.nc'Ie Saunders
ati Lort:e Coll.'ns. The acting of Wal
r halbach in the title role caused no
nd cf merriment, and Francis J.
Bot! captivated hlsaudience with his
wkwtrd movements and bis deep.
tM voice. The members of the cast
v as abundantly of their energy as
tfthey tad be3 entertaining a packed
fcJ. and those who attended left
feUcg c:,d that they had come and
"fry that their friends had passed up
Much interest !g being taken in the
return engagement of "The Natural
Law," by Charles Sumner, which 13
to be shown at the Ulincis next ilon.
day. The story concerns a voune c!rl
of 18 with unusual ability as an artist.
The death of her father and Illness of
her mother necessitates her belns left
nlone in New York w ithout even the I
the guidance of her fiance, who is an j
eminent physician. She falls victim
to the magnetism of youth and Mr.
Sumner portrays the regeneration
power of a pure Intense love In virile
fashion. The N'aMonal Producing com-1
pany offer "The Natural Law" aod hag
staged the production most adequately
and & cast of well known players will
depict this story of life. This cast in
cludes Charles V. Dingle. Leo Lind-!
hart. Arthur Cappelen. John Grey,
Agnes Lee, Ray Kehm and Ann Tas-ker.
The offering at the Illinois Feb. 4
will be C. S. Primrose's production of
"Where the Trail Divides." Ia a way
Robert EcJeson's American play in
four acts justifies the unhappy close
of "Strongheart." At the end of that
drama the Indian gave up the white
girl he love.-l and went hor-t'lessly back
to bis people. Eiually pitiful is we
may be.ieve nere me i ran
vides" would have been his fate bad
he married his sweetheart of the alien
race. How Lander, an Indian, marries
Hess Lander, the adopted daughter of
his own foster father. He marries her
despite the pneers of the rough settle
ment in Dakota and the threats of
her unscrupulous cousin. He takes
her far from the so-called civilization
of Coyote City out upon the dreary
plain to live. She frets in loneliness
U 2 flirt. "A"
M tfStt b"ss
1 1 SiSS I L Cit covered
1 1 LTi J fc&lrt fo1'
PS (Ww Jaeger
Phoenix brand knit
mufflers, two but'on
clasps, military collars,
roll " collars and .plain
neckpiece. .White, gray
and black. Mercerised
or all wool, OQ
Natural Australia wool
shirts and drawers,
ribbed tail, silk taped
neck and front. All
leather, three hinges, French
locks, one inch straps, leather
corners, all hand sewed.
i and linen
5 value . . . .
Cotton fleeced separate
full range of sizes, a 4 flrt
50c value 35c or three for t I U U
Body guard union suits
84 count percale, full
large assortment of
run of sizes,
Blue cheviot and amoskeag cham
bray work shirts, C1 flfl
50c value, three for . ... 3I.UU
Large assortment of full open end
Bilks, 50c r
American taffeta, wide taped edge,
fancy and mission handles, 26 and
28 inch tops, qq
$1.25 values ZJOC
Tan, black, fieifo. navy and gray.
60c value Ort
Placing our entire stock of men's
capes, kid and mocha gloves at dis
count. Value $1.50 4 aa
to $2.00 3I.Za
Sateen faced shirts, taped edges
and ribbed tails, French double
strapped back. Colors range from
natural wool, ecru and salamander,
$1.25 to $1.50 AQn
Voting1 was very heavy (in the contest tip to the time of go
ing to press. Are you voting? It is'simple; just write the
name of the institution on your sales ticket and drop it in
the ballot hox.
Few Pointers, Rules & Regulations
Ballot box in center
main aisle, main floor.
Each ten cents worth
checks equals one vote,.
No more new institutions
will be added after 'March 1,
Any church or charity in
Rock Island county, or Scott
county is eligible.
Bulletin board at Main.
Aisle shows standing.
Votes must be cast within
two weeks of purchase.
$650 will be divided in ex
act proportion to votes re
$350 will be divided into
$200, $100, $50 and given
to the first three highest
RIVER MINK MUFF
(FI R DKPT, KF.COND FLOOR.)
A neat 14 Inch muff, very appro
priate for a miss,
$5.95 value .......
f BOYS' CI.OTHIXC PEPT.)
For boys up to the age of 15 in
gray and brown mixturefj0 tZf
$4.75 values &.,JJ
Baking dishes in solid copper.
nickel plated with Guernsey lining,
JO TO It.
JEVEU.RV. MAIX KI.OOR)
Sterlum picture frames, guaran
teed not to tarnish, QC
75c value bUu
i BOYS CLOTHIXn. SXO FLOOR)
In neat stripes with the military
WOMEN'S UNION SUITS
KNIT l.NUKnttEAR, MAIN FLOOR
Women's Swiss ribbed, pure silk
union suit, sizes 4, 5 and C. $4.00
and $5.00 tQ Cf)
11 TO 13.
MfSLlN ITVnERWEAR IND Fl.OOH
Made of nainsook, neatly trimmed
with embroidery lace and ribbon,
value . . . $1.25
(LEATHER GOODS. MAIN FLOOR)
Ladies' genuine seal hand bags,
with a small coin purse and mir
ror. Also has a new style handle,
snake chain of German aO Cn
silver, $3.98 value 9iuU
(DOMESTICS, MAIN FLOOR)
36 inches wide.
for the money,
was 12Vic yard, 3 yd
very good quality
, - ia to l.
(WAIST DEFT, SECOND FLOOR)
Ladies' waists made of messaline,
chiffon, taffeta and silk moire, a
sample of the -Bernliafd Co., that
ordinarily sells CO Rfl
at $5.95 . 4t.UU
BOYS' NIGHT SHIRTS
(CHILDREN'S DEFT. 2ND FLOOR)
Boys' night shirts of flannelet, well
made, 60c ORf
1 HUCK TOWELS
(LINENS, MAIN FLOOR)
Hemstitched huck towels, 22x40,
all linen, QC
worth 60c .... 7 .JG
i to z. . ;
Aluminum sauce pans of the one
WASH SHIRTING SILKS
' (SILK DEFT. MAIN FLOOR)
Mixed wash shirting silks, worth
up to 58c
HOOKS AND EYES
(NOTIONS, MAIN FLOOR.)
Hooks and eyes in white and
black, Nos. 0 and 3
The Store For All the People
YOUNG & McCOMBS
Co., Rock Island
Klaw & Erlanger'a Massive Production
3 CARLOADS SCENERY
SHEP CAMP as "SLIM
and compares herself to the wild ani
mal How has chained in his yard and
listens at jast to the pleas or her cou
sin. How finds out her discontent
and there "the trail divides." He sends
her away with her new lover, who
proves to be a cad. He deserts her.
How hears of it and creeps upon the
despoller of his home at night, there
is a scuffle In the dark, a shot is
heard and the Indian stands hopeless,
a pitiful sight In the midst of a great
u in ine ai
W Law," B
y j play of
Matinee 25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00
CCS! Nigbt-25c, 50c, 75c, $1, $1.50
One of the genuine treats of the
local theatrical season is foreshadowed
in the announcement that "Within tho
Bayard Veiller's absorbing new
modern American life which
is the dramatic sensation of the year
in New York and Chicago, is to be
presented by the American Play Co.
at the Illinois at an early date. This
deservedly successful drama, which
has been critically commended as pos
sessing the most engrossing human itu
terest story given the stage in a de-j
mile ha for its central character a
pretty and quick-witted woman wno is
falsely accused and wrongfully con
victed of stealing from her employer.
he serves three- years in prison.
comes out determined to "go straight,"
Is betrayed time and time again by
.1 i Mi.
Th Rock Island popular picture Iiouk" with a reputation of showing the following standard makes
of pictures: The Vitagraph. Kalrm. I.ubin. ratbe-piay, Sellg. Kdison. Ehanay. Klelne. Biograph and our
features ar furnished by the Union Feature Film company of Chicago, which la a guarantee in Itself.
The Queen's Jewels
The Threads of Destiny
AND TWO OTHER REELS.
VV are also featuring Charles J. Terrell, one of the bet piano players in the picture garr.
Our motto Is to give our patrols the worth of their money. Ad:iiilon the hrt five days iu the week
ny seat five cents. Saturday and Sunday ten cents.
FOLLOW THE CROWDS TO THE MAJESTIC.
the police, and finally Is forced to
abandon the effort to honestly earn a
livelihood and live by her wits. She
prospers by the use of many ingenious
devices, outswlndles swindlers, con
ducts a blackmailing operation on per
fectly legal lines fortified herself
against police Interference by effec
tive lawful defence, and in short, prey"
upon society at will as a law-breaker,
but remains herself always "within the
law." At last she revenges herself
upon the man who sent her unjustly
to prison by luring his son into mar
riage. And then, of course, she falls
in love with him. "Within the Law"
employs the services of one of the
most carefully selected and evenly
balanced acting organizations gather
ed in many seasons and the elaborate
6cenic production provided by the
American Play company, producers of
the play is at present equally popular
in England, Germany and Australia.
AT THE EMPIRE.
"The Girl Question," at the Empire,
with Roland Paine in the leading role.
ia making a hit with Rock Island thea
tregoers the last half. Miss Mabelle
La Couver, in the part of Joe Foster,
is An exceptionally pleasing perform
er, and when she comes before the
curtain at the end of the first act to
render a vocal selection she is in
variably received with a round of en
thusiastic applause The show deals
with a young restaurant keeper who
suffers reverses and finally is forced
to sell books for a . livelihood. He
loses the girl of his heart, however,
and is Beaming to sink lower and low
er into poverty, when an unexpected
good turn of fortune comes to his as
sistance aud he again mounts to the
top of the ladder. Mr. Paine plsys
the part of the young restaurant keep
er and erstwhile book agent, and is
ab'.y assls'ed by Miss I-a Couver.
Boyle Woolfolk'a "Petticoat Min
strels" will be the attraction at the
Empire for tlio first three days of next
week, and will present ideal entertain
ment" of this form, opening with mo
tion pictures showing the players
alU-htlng from the train, the arrival of
the party at the theatre, the street
parade, the baud coucert iu front of1
the theatre and the girls making up in
their dressing rooms. Tills novel in
troduction suddenly changes from
pictures to reality, and suddenly a
handsome "first part" Is seen with
lady minstrels In pretty nrray. The
company Includes Xellle DeCoursey,
Selma Corbett, Reichardt Sisters, Mary
Bill8bury, Marie Clark. Olivia Lennett,
Mabel La Vole, Transfield Sisters and
Myrtle Bliss. The comedy is furnish
ed by John P. Reed and Clarence
Marks, the final end-men, introduced
in order to contrast the fun of men and
CATHOLICS TO CENSOR PLAYS.
New York, Jan. 31. The Catholic
theatre movement will be begun next
Monday afternoon in the parish house
of St. Patrick's Cathedral. Hereafter
there will be a censorship, according
to the standards of the Roman Cath
olic church, of every play on the New
York stage. A "white list" Is being
prepared, arid after Feb. 2 Catholics
will be urged not to see plays not on
this list. There will be no black list
containing forbidden plays. Cardinal
Farley has written a letter, it Is said,
indorsing the movement. There will
be an official bulletin published
SHAW TO WRITE FOR MOVIES.
London, Jan. 31. George Bernard
Shaw, at, a meeting Thursday at which a
committee was formed "to advise how
to use the cinematograph as a means
of spiritual, Intellectual and social de
velopment." said he had been offered
large sums to allow his plays to be
produced by the "movies" and to vrrite
special scenarios and had the matter
NjfeU (fciyEJSHSl Friday, Feb. 6
Emperor of Violinists
Auspices Rock Island Musi cal Club
Prices 50c, 75c, $1, $1.50, $2.00.
Reserved seats at the theatre Monday, Feb. 2, at 9 a. m.
Each person limited to ten tickets.
Sunday night last time to
this big musical comedy
First Three Days Only
Something out of the ordinary
Don't Mist Them
Phone Bock Island 708
BURTIS, Monday, Feb. 9th
The World's Greatest Entertainer
DIRECTION WM. MORRIS. ' FIFTH ANNUAL TOUR.
With a company of international artists
Matinee 5 0c to $1.50
Night 50c to $2.00
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Seat Sale Friday