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THE HOCK ISLAND ATtCUS, SATURDAY. OCTOBER 31. 1914.
A SPECIAL ATTRACTION SE ATS NOW ON SALE MATINEE AND NIGHT '
ILLINOIS THEATRE, SUNDAY, MATINEE and NIGHT, NOVEMBER lsl
MatiMee prices. 25c, 50c, 75c. $1.00, $1 .50. Night, 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00. YES, thia is the ORIGINAL CHI
CAGO CAST and Production with Cyril Scott and the Same Perfect Compa ny and Big Production.
Scene in Sunday's Illinois Play
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GOADED W FRENZY BY ME RECRIMINATIONS OF HIS ACCOMPLICE TESTOOI PIGEON
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AT THE ILLINOIS.
Hot. 1 Cohan & Harris' o.-iK'.ca!
production of "Seven Keys to liald-
Not. 7 "Fory-ave Minu'es From
5jt. S Cohan & Harris' original
prodoctltn cf "The Beauty Shop, with
radeTi:ie Paily zl 2:20 and 7:45.
eita iwo pertcrroarcea Saturday and
Claytcn and George Soule Spencer in
"Tje Fortune Hunter" (5 part Lub!n).
Friday Tom .Moore in "The Bare
foot Roy" (Kalem 3-part).
Saturday Burr Mclntosa in "In
JTizzoura" (5 parts).
Sunday Ethel Clayton in "The
Wolf' (5 parts).
AT THE ILLINOIS.
The "Quality" pictures at t!ie Illinois j
theatre routinue to draw larppr crowds '
ra-rh evening. The Hak-r-IoiIj;e Thea
tre company has promi?ed to fiive
Kocii Island picture fans the bf.-Bt film
COLONIAL. productions on the market and many
Oct 20 aaJ Zl "Xrptune'a Daugh-1 great picture surprises will be offered
ter." this winter. Pictures will be the pol-
- Icy "very afternoon and evening except
MAJESTIC. ! when the large road shows are booked ,
Toole at Fiztciis Players present ' in.
Tily MjrsUiU in "Paid fn Full" (." j ',
JUlil. HurinK the past three or four years
Sar lay .V'j;:r!fo Costello In "3Ir. an entirely new type of drama has
Bin cf .Vcw Vork" (6 part. : lfn developed largely through the
Xtaaay arr.er"s "I-ichts t neen" ' efforts of George M. Cohan. This
type I not tracedy. rpelodrania. com
edy or farce, but 1 a mixture of all
four to a certain decree. Such plays
are constructed along the lines of a
ri-lodrama but with a dominant key
f.f comedy and a mocd of farce. They
are replete with 'thrills and abound
with langh-provoklng situations. Pos
Bibly the beet definite example of such
plays is "Seven Keys to Baldpate"
which Cohan and .Harris will present
for an engagement at the Illinois
tomorrow, matinee and night.
"Seven Kejs to Baldpate" has been
played for a year In New York at the
(Gaiety theatre and for six months at
Cohan's Grand opera house. Chicago.
These engagements are sufficient guar
antee of the worth of the )lay Itself
and evidence that the new type drama
is what the public wants a thrill and
a hearty laugh at the Fame time. The
eld style melodramas were funny wirh
out meaning to be so. Their chief
weakness was that they were meant
to be taken seriously. The same
tricks of melodrama which are but
mechanic?.? f tae audience is not per
mitted to laugh at them, may be made
to appear plu-.iFuble of the author blm
s'f lauL'l'i' at totm and Invites his
audirr.ee to laugh with him. Laugh-
shows offered in Aurora, Jollet and
Rockford. cities similar in size to Rock
Island, Manager Dolly finds his pat
rons demand a better grade of enter
tainment, and he has determined to
give them what they are willing to
pay for. Under the new plan the Em
pire and Peoria Orpheum become
closely affiliated In a business way.
Each week a representative of the two
houses will visit Chicago to person
ally select the bill to be offered. Man
ager Dolly states the ehows that will
come here under the new arrangement
will cost several hundred dollars more
weekly than those he la now giving,
but he believes the Increase will be
justified In the long run.
Beginning tomorrow and continuing
four days, "Bought and Paid For" will
be presented at the Empire. In pre
senting the play In this city the man
agement has given it a strong cast. In
order that this company may bo
judged on Its merits and that no false
ferj Sill U l j j tfft'vf'
tc is th nafotj valve of the lncon- impressions of Its alms may prevail In
pruous. We p-.Tcpt an lncocgrulty If I advance of seeing their earnest work.
Tb3(Is- Dar.i Frohmar
Cirlvle B-kw ;i in "The S;
Wd3gjay Anita Stewart in "S'laJ
oi oj the P?-r" 3-p-trr VltarrariTi I.
Tinrfdiy vi:i:.tm Elliott. Ethel
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Cream of Phcto Plays.
Where the Finest Attrac
tions Are Shown First.
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The perfect woman,
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wc lr.ngh at it. but we cannot accept
It If we ate not allowed to laugh at
and which H i- author has asked us to
ignore. "Seven Keys to Baldpate" is
coat trustee v. ith the serious purpose
f p rt ..' t! r !:r.s as many thrills as pos
r.ib'f. Hut t audience is Invited to
!-ug!-. at ry thrill ps soon as it has
ben r ien.'ed. Anil in the end the
who! 4 :''' turned Into a huge joke
on the jid.licnee. But the sheer shock
of the melodramatic Incidents is In no
v.ay diminished by the laughter which
accompanies it. The q-iickly shifting
mootU of the play Induce alertness of
mind and thereby force "the tired bus
iness man" to forget he is tired. Mr.
Cohan has reached the zenith of his
nower as a plav constructor in "Seven
Keys to Baldpate." He has produced
a real evening's entertainment chuck j
full of thrills and laughs, a play that 1
h- exnress train action and which j
catches the spectator and holds
attention every second.
i, may be added that Cohan & Har
ris have given the play a retting which
is of the very highest artistic order.
Saturday. Nov. 7, Matinee and Night.
it Is well to note" the leading principles
which have guide ! through its long I
Chicago and New York run the prin
ciple is directly at variance with that
prevailing In systems at present In
effect with many of our leading pro
ducers It Is a pet theory of the mnn
apement to avoid the undue promi
nence of any number of members.
Everyth'ng is subordinated to the gen
eral effect. To thoe accustomed to i M
ti:e "etar" Fstem the striving after in
broud effects must rem strange.
AT THE MAJESTIC.
The Majestic has what is probably
Its best week ahead cf It during the
next days. Beginning with tonight
Manager Qulnn will give his patrons
a series of high class photoplays which
should prove big drawing cards. To-
night the Famous Players' production Kjj
of "Paid In Full" will be shown in six j .1
F WHO! FYQ HFvT
GEO. M COHAN'5
You can't call "Forty-Five Minutes
From Broadway." which comes to Die
Illinois Xor. 7. a musical comedy. TTe
caupe it is not that. If anything. It is
a hybrid, a musiral melodrama. There
are" five songs Introduced, "Mary Is a
Grand Old Name," "So Lrfing. Mary,"
"Forty-Five Minutes From Broadway,"
being the best known or these. Mr.
George M. Cohan, the author, dodges
all precedent. He throws comedy,
farce, lurid melodrama and music Into
the theatrical pot and the result Is a
stew which you can't help enjoying,
although you know it is not assembled
according to popular recipe. In fact.
"Forty-Five Minutes From Broadway"
i nn utter anomaly. All the way
t through there is melodrama and heart
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interest, and comeay mai ma
theatre-gcer wonder why he sits rivet
ed to his chair. It's the open eesaine
which Cohan has to the peoples'
hearts. He introduces always the
leaven of humor; he throws In Hnea
that are dazzlingly witty, he writes
music that swings along martially and
keeps things hurrying. Bernard RIggs.
as Kid Burns. 13 the part of the ex
hport and prizefighter to the life. He
is natural in everything he does.
"Corinne" has the role of Plain Mary,
the houseuiuid heroine. bo would be
a credit to any employment agency.
Her "So Long. Mary" song is encored
time and again. Others in the cast are
' V. D. Fishter as Tom Bennett, ine
I t -Millionaire. Susan Chlsnell as
' Mrs. I'urdy. Clara Fishter &b
Dcnne. Hose Sstlliman
. 77 . ,7 I parts. Sunday Maurice Costello,
inciaeDlJljr , .,. an will .nnp.r In
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"Mr. Barnes of Xew York," a six-part
comedy drama, Monday "lights Un
seen," a six-reel Warner, will be seen.
The weekly Daniel Frohman-Famous
Players will be Carlyle Blaikwell in
"The Spitfire." a dancing romance In
four parts. Miss Anita Stewart, the
little Vltasrrph star, who scored a hit
in "A Million Bid." will be seen Wed
nesday in "Shadows of the Past." She
will he assisted by Harry Morley and
Julia Swayne Gordon, 'who scored In
"A Million Bid." Thursday William
Elliott, Ethel Clayton and George
Soule Spencer, supported by nn excel
lent Iubln company, will present
"The Fortune Hunter." Miss Clayton
as Betty is seen in her best role. Tom
Moore will be featured Friday In a
Kalem masterpiece. "The Barefoot
Boy." Saturday Burr Mcintosh comes
in Augustus Thomas' great drama. "In
Mizzoura." Sunday. Nov. 8. "The
Wolf." with Ethel Clayton and the
greatest cast ever Assembled by Iubin.
will be shown in six parts. This great
Eugene Walter play has never had a
better production. Of the above "The
Wolf." "Mr. Barnes of New York.
"The Barefoot Boy," "The Fortune
Hunter" and "Shadows of the Past"
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Two Shows Tonight
5 Vaudevilie Acts 5
fKiviil Deane. Also J-.ugene .-viajer, .
1,3:30, 6,8:30 p. m.
r- I ibnvlil lit
PeriOrmanCeS Deyini A j.,.nd-rgast. Wykoff Moore and Or-
mcnd Canfield. A Dig singing iiiutu.
under tho baton of Myrtle Ryan and
.... ..ntin.lv new nroductlon by the
Metropolitan Opera house studio,
maku this without question, one or
lb.? most pleaflug musical shows ever
sent on tour.
Prices, ICc and 25c
AT THE EMPIRE.
Returning a week from tomorrow
the Ki:.plre Is to serve a higher das
ot vaudeville bills. Manager E. T.
ix,llv having perfected arrangements
to b.k In connection with the Orphe
lui of Peorii. which Is " lea-luK
arietv hou.-e In that "'. Despite,
.i... I'milre durint the past two.
J seasons, has teen rreseniliig the aamej
Opens Sunday, Nov. 1 Un
der New Management
With the Ina Lehr Stock
"The Little Mother"
A Society Comedy Drama
in Four Acts
One Lady Free With Each
Reserved Seat Ticket
Prices: 10c. 20c, 30c
PRICES: Matinee, 25c, 50c, 75c; Boxes, $1.00. Night,
25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50.
Sale Begins Thursday, Nov. 5, 9 A. M. Mail Orders Now.
were all featured by the Casino of Dav
enport and played to big crowds.
"I wonder if the couple on the other
side of the aisle are husband and
"They can't be. She's got the seat
by the window" Baltimore American.
This It Not a Moving Pio-;
ture, but That Real
$1.50 Play for'10-20-30c
Phone R. I. 708.
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Grsat African Lake.
Lake Victoria Nyanza, in which the
river Nile has its source, measures 230 i
miles from north to south and 220 from
east to west. Its coast line, which is
very irregular, is about 2.000 miles.
It3 water area Is estimated at 27,000
square miles, and Its islands have an
area of some 1,400 square miles.
Id A NC I N G
in the notable six-
SUNDAY, NOV. 1
Mr. Maurice Costello
The celebrated Vitagraph Star, will appear
MR. BARNES OF NEW YORK
TUESDAY, NOV. 3
Daniel Frohman aid the Famous Player Film Co. present
Mr. Carlyle Blackwell
The eminent actor in the four-act sensational success,
THURSDAY, NOV. 5
William Elliott, Ethel Clayton and George Soule
In Winchell Smith's greatest comedy-drama,
THE FORTUNE HUNTER
With a triple star combination a, id a great Lubin aupDortina
Exactly the same picture shown at the Casino recently.
Coming Sunday, Nov. 8 Miss Ethel Clayton in "The
Wednesday, Nov. 4
Come and enjoy your
self in the finest ball room
in the middle west, circu
lar dance floor, finest cafe.
Hear the Grand unaphone
and the original
Second dance Sunday,
G. G. Petersen in charge.