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Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.) 1893-1920, November 17, 1919, Image 10

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THEATRE
y kctto the public squire shot a
twi u bleeding nu, too (ru-
tie--woman tn hot pursuit. ' Hi
. Wrt tu ripped to shreds. Ms faee
J Jen, ul In hla eyee was the wild
! loth of the hunted creature.' Ha
"strang nimbly upon a platform
, above the heads of his pursuers
' They gave an exultant err as they
nuw him approach the two cylin
ders la which his faU was con
cealed. A. husky young- female
; . leaned up beside him and started
M draw the fatal papers from the
glass.- With fascinated eyes .
u'But this Isn't one of those French
"detective stories. It's Just to give
'a-faint Idea of the wild predica
Jsent Into which Wallace Reid's
rashness precipitated htm in his
(latest Paramount-Art cm It picture,
'''The Lottery Man," which will be
K the " attraction at the Spencer1
Square tonight and tomorrow. The
r athletic young star baa the role of
Jack Wright, who, to pay a debt of
honor and to make a fortune tor
!-hhdevoted little mother, volun
t eered to rattle himself off as a
husband for a dollar a chance. . He
repented of hie bargain when he
- rf tt. In lore with a pretty girl, but
rlfc was too late. The mad feminine
.4eh had started. To win the girl
nrl (h fnrtiina ton rMiulres all'of
I ' Mr. field's nutek wit and nlmble-
ness and results In one of the most
hilariously entertaining films in
which the popular star has yet ap
peared. Wanda Hawley is the girl,
and Harrison Ford and Sylvia
Ashton sre slso included in . the
cast.. . -J;-:,
-r tin Majestic ?
Vt -Maurice Tourneur. producer of
,STJie Life Line, which, aa a Para-ijnount-Artcraft
picture, will be
ishown at the Majestic tonight and
- tT,aeday, Is one of those exception-
ai men who knows bow to employ
, ;4h peculiar powers of the camera
f the limit Mr. Tourneur is in
sl things the artist.. Born in
4aris, he was a student of painting
t8nder. the chief masters of France
Kind , musician of repute. Later
' he became identified with the larg
p .est French motion picture com
I paniea, introducing ' into the mak
ing, of pictures the talents of the
llne artist. .
He directed Elsie Ferguson and
Mary PJcaford in several of their
. productions, and hla superb pic
tprisatlon - of . Maeterlinck's "The
-Blue Bird," was hslled as an ar-
tistic triumph. Lately he has spe
( clallsed in spectacular melodramas
tif the better class, producing such
masterpieces a "Sporting Life'
and The: White Heather." "Tn
lilt Line," adapted from George R.
.Sims' plsy, "The Romany Rye," is
of the same type, snd in it Mr.
.-Tourneur -. acain shows that rare
l technical and artistic skill that has
'placed him among the foremost
Vroducerav 1
y At the Black Hawk.
"Johnny on the Spot" is the lat
hes of the forceful comedy-dramas
f produced by Metro in which Hale
1 Hamilton is to be seen. This play,
2 which Is of original plot and char
acter, will be the attraction at the
- Black Hawk theatre today and of
ters exceptional entertainment
- The story, which is a complicat-.-e&one.
Is handled with gratifying
Lclererness and shows the popular
:. aUT at bis lively best. The play
'via one of distinctive interest and
t the cast of exceptional note,,; Ink-eluding
such players ss Louise
Lovely, Pbilo McCulloch Ruth Or-
,-; lamond. Edward J. Connelly, Har
I 'dee Klrkland. Lille Leslie and E.
Wallack. The play was written
by Shannon' Fife and by Harry L.
Franklyn under the personal su
pervision of Maxwell Karker, direc
tor general . , ,;,;-.'-X'.-v
At tks -IWaea,'.; ".-'-'
r full of pep and dash, "Mise 1120,"
a musical revue - of exceptional
merit' Is giving' the patrons of .the
Palac theatre, Molins, some real
entertainment. While- Olive Callo
way la good to look upon and Miss
Violet Follts is petite and graceful.
It Is the dancing of" Benny and
Western that gets the hand. The
boys have a new line of steps and
are versatile n'everythlng. "College
Campus Capers" are cunningly 'cut
up by ' Skipper, Kennedy and
Reeves, a trio that can really aing
and they'll make you laugh, too.
"Save" Is a comedy akit in which
Minnie 8tanley & Co., show how a
certain spendthrift husband Is
taught to economise. Lota of fun
and a ood lesson tor hubbies who
refuse to plan for a rainy day. See
how. "Emma" doea It! Denney and
Dunnlgan, the two optimists, have
some new songs, pleasing manners
and excellent voices a combina
tion that's rare. - The Stanleys in
"Silhouette Fun In Shadowavnd"
offer a unique and interesting spec
ialty. All through the bill there is
class and comedy andVtalent Just
another way of saying the show Is
pretty nifty. ,-.' v
"" " At the Rlalte.
Episode 0 of the Elmo Lincoln
serial. "Elmo, the- Mighty," will
be shown at the Rialto theatre to
day. The action continues faat and
furious in this episode, and the
'masked phantom" again appears
on his motorcycle Just in time.
This episode works up to. an intense
climax,' with a real thrill.
At The Columbia.
A show of more that ordinary
merit is offered patrons of the Co
lumbia this half. Snappy vaude
ville and musical, numbers feature.
The bill is headlined by "You'd
be surprised." This- is a musical
treat presented by Emil De Recat,
Inc. It is a miniature musical
comedy . featuring - Billy- Zees,
Gladys Rsndolph and Jack O'Mai-
ley. There ie a bevy of pretty girls
in the act who sing and dance In
pleasing manner. - Added to this the
costumes and scene is - refreshing.
Ernest Hiatt Is anup-to-the-mln-
ute vaudeville entertainer. He has
nothing serious to offer, but Just a
lot of humorous sayings and songs.
Bond & Wilson company present
a one-act comedy sketch labeled "13
superstitions." The darky in the
act finds himself up against a
ghostly proposition when he ac
cepts a Job in an undertaking establishment
Infield and Noble have a rapid
lire comedy act that meets ' with
popular approval. Wellington-and
. The soul klaa may be all right
for regular dramers and movie
vampires, ' but for comedy- Al St
John says he prefers his own par
ticular "acrobatic kiss." AI la the
funny fellow wJo baa played In so
many of Fatty Arbuckle a pictures.
He will be remembered, - for his
work In "The Butcher's Boy," "A
Reckless Romeo," "Rough Hons"
and "His Wedding Night" Mr. St
John is starring In hla own come-.
dlea now and this sensational and
thrilling kiss takes place In his
second Paramount-Al St John com
edy. ..'.- ivIrV.-,-
Iva Brown, the country laas who
is the recipient of the acrobatic
kiss, aaya this, "if yon want to get
out of kissing a fellow, girls, Just
tell him to give you the acrobatic
kiss and If he can do it ha deserves
the reward."
Ba; Dimeters Combine. .'.
Another big combine is about to
come Into being. .Though not of
ficially announced, it la now gen
erally known on the coast that a
combination of directors is to take
place Sept 1, 1020. It la to be com
posed of Marshall Nelian, George
Loans Tucker, Thomas Ince, Mack
Sennett Maurice Tourneur and Al
lan Dwah. v Each la to maks his
own productions, as he has been
doing in the past, but there is to
be one releasing v unit through
which all productions are to be. dis
tributed. In other words, they are
to have their own distributing or
ganisation. i- '
In the early fall George Loane
Tucker, Thomas Ince, Mack Sln
nett, Maurice Tourneur and Allan'
Dwan complete their contracts with
Paramount At the same time Mar
shall Neilan'a First National re
lease ceases., The directors will be
connected In no other way but in
distributing. The organization is
to be managed much the same as
the United Artists, which includes
Chaplin. Fairbanks, Griffith and
Pickford. and next to that forma
tion Is the biggest combine of the
yesr. a;
The backers of this organization
are unknown and the big idea is
the theory that Adolph Zukor Is
about to "corner the market" - - -
House Peters Severs Connection.
House Peters' return to pictures
was brier. He made one produc
tion' at the Garson studio and then
decided he didnt like pictures so
well after all. In all probability he
will once more be seen on the
stage. . T
Moore fompietee First.
" Owen Moore has already' com
pleted "P'.cadilly Jim," the produc
tion in which he is making his
debut ss a Selznick star. Mr.
Moore was at one time one of the
leading favorites of the screen, but
he deserted the silent drama for
Sylvia are entertainers de luxe. The ' .,, n,h. .t ,.
raaie memoer or me QU is an oui ... hine M.rW mw! Mr
0
ft?
b
Up
"LONG ACBE"
Utb'MMla.ar
:. Vh ha Vm
, Jlew Xtk
. New (Torki No.' . 10.Thn un
speakable telephone service from
which the metropolis nag Buffered
since we entered the war baa been
the subject of many a? merry Jest
It has, Its serious side, however.
Its effect in slowing ' down busi
ness has been -readily recognised.
Now, it seems, the maddening sys
tem is to be featured aa a menace
to health, both of employee and
patrons.;'. .
Acting on a recomoiendation
made by Health Commissioner
Royal 8. Copeland. the board of
health directed the superintendent
of the division of industrial hy
giene of the health department to
submit a full report covering all
nuisances or conditions prejudicial
to life) or health found to exist In
the various buildings and opera
tions of the New York Telephone
company. Dr. Copeland explained
that he has become very much dis
turbed about the condition of the
service here, declaring that it has,
in his opinion, been such during
MAJHC
Al Si. Johr and !ra Brow , illus
trating the "acrobatic kisa."
of the ordinary Juggler, He mixes
comedy with his difficult stunts
that spells variety.
At the Bnrtia.
Richard Bennett heads the' cast
of "For the Defense." which John
D. Williams presents at the Burtis
opera house tonight. This Is a
drama of American law processes
by Rimer R. Rice, the suthor of
On Trial." It is a play dealing
with circumstantial evidence and.
goes to show -that such evidence, no
matter how - convincing, mat at
times be utterly false In reflecting
the truth, and place upon the inno
cent a stigma of guilt. Mr. Wil
liams has surrounded Mr. Bennett
with an . exceptional company of
players. , : . - '
Moore is Zena Keefe, the girl who
la going to be. starred by Myron
Selznick next year. ' . '
Married in Japan.
i A romance which budded on the
Pacific culminated in the wedding
of Marie' Walcamp and Harlaad
Tucker in Japan . recently. Miss
Walcamp is the star of the com
pany going to the orient to make a
serial, and Mr. Tucker is her lead
ing man.-- They first met at the
Universal studio the week before
they sailed. -
, Grand Central te Be Filmed.
You don't know it, but Cecil de
Mills,' Gloria Swanson and Thomas
.Meigfasn are this very minute on
their way to the big city, just to get
a "shot" or two in the Grand Cen
tral ststioh. Their visit will be
each a short one (but 48 hours t
thst only a few will probably get
but a fleeting glimpse, of. them on
Broadway or Fifth avenue.
(llllinois
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ICCMICOPpl
I f'l; .V ... e . I
George Bernard Shaw's.
l lltl OMM ftMf
1 i; ,sViasssliijC"
ii.
75c to $2.00
H HmU 6TB1ET -'-TOBAI.
- ELMO I1KC0LX 4 1
."ELMO THE MIGHT!"
'- . '. -.
( Ah JACK PEKBIH
.'JACK OF HEARTS"
- - Arse . -TAKE
A5D FAIB 05ES"
A Dandy Comedy
Tuesday -
- KITTI flORDOI . J
fLATTMPCS OF FASS105
Thursday '
OLITE THOMAS .
I pifTB AYEMDF
s 1 Perfect Tontnattow J
Paul J. RsstelL Mgr.
UK Fifth Avenue
H TODAY
. Special
j "FIVE NIGHTS"
With aa all star cast. Seven
as reels. It's wonderfuLi out
miss Ik 5
S HO v mm
H ,' Utk episode - - -
THE MASTER MT9TEBT"
rs - Tesiay '
, SEX BEACH'S
"TOO FAT TO
S FIGHT'
S Frank Mclntyte
SS Ala BOLT WEST COMEDY
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Es DAVENPORT
MOJiDAT, KOYEMBER
! 17
: . One Sight
Prices, 69c te 12, plus tax.
" Seats on Sale Friday.
: Prior to the Chicago Engage
- - ment -,-
E : JOHN D. WILLIAMS
! Presents a play by tb man
: . who wrote "On Trial"
I RICHAJRD
BENNETT
: . , . . (Himself)
: In the- thrilling, sensational
: , f mystery play
"FOR THE
DEFENSE"
z By Elmer E.' Rice.
: The' great cast Includes . Ad.
: rienne Morrison, John Sain
: polls, Geenre BJddeU, Lenlse
Glosser Hale, Angela Ogden,
William CrinrnhM, Charles
Cegalin, Winifred LeaBlkan,
aan tuns.
' -DAYEHPORT r
TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
s t SOY. IS IS.
SB ' JOMK COST
Of ers
the Musical Comedy
Hit
1 LISTEN
I LESTER7
s .With - the Entire Hew Term
" Cast. 1 Danelest Cherui ea
M the Stage.
H ; SPECIAL ATJ6MESTED
m ORCHESTRA
f Meeai jUt te CtM; few' al
i ., OUYE THOMAS if; . , - s- j: ;
Black Hawk Ue
-1103 Twelfth Avenue '
T0S16HT
emWMsJ KvenMafe
SS "LKinTMNG RAIDEU
SS Alaewe will show a S ml feature
BALK HAMILTON
S ' . "iOHNT OS THE SPOT" I
SS . .
SSS , - . . Tihwikw
Ss uu ui ';.:';
"M-'WTt . LOVE"
BAaSV JiOBKX
in
"BEATING . TBI OMM"
TWO MORE DAYS OSLY
E We packed them in all day
: yesterday with this big pro
: ductlon
Maurice Tourneur ,.
. Presents. '
I "THE LIFE LINE"
zss ' A Paramount Picture
: Don't miss the great Lon
i don Are the storm at sea, the
: wreck of an ocean liner, the
E scenes of despair and dar-
ing.
E A real thrill, picture, play-
ed by a brilliant cast, in
E eluding Seena Owen, Jack
Holt - Pauline Stark and
E Lewis Cody. Come!
ss Starting Wednesday For
ss Three Days
g ELSIE JAN IS
J "A Regular Girl"
ss - Watch Us Grew
Here ia the big picture, com
ing ,
"Broken Blossoms"
Set. 2J, 21, Si, 2C
the last few months aa to seriously
menace public, health. He stated
that 26 inspectors, men and wo
men, from the health department's
sanitary bureau and Industrial hy
giene bureau: who- have been car
rying on an Investigation for the
last, two -weeks, have found found
a great many sanitary code viola
tions in the telephone company es
tablishments, such as neglect to
supply sanitary drinking cups, the
maintenance of J insanitary and
poorly . ventilated rest rooms tor
operators and a lack of sanitary
plumbing In some of the buildings.
u win no part or tne task of the
inspectors to determine to what ex
tent unsanitary condition and the
effect of strain on operators and
others employed by the telephone
company are responsible for the
wretched service being given. Some
or tne experts win be employed in
ascertaining-the extent to which
the health of telephone patrons Is
endangered through long woita for
numbers in public booths where
they may be exposed to contagion.
"It is all very well to talk about
restraining . one's anger.' keeping
calm under all circumstances and
all that sort of thing." said the
commissioner, "but the fact re
mains where It is ' necessary to
wait from 5 to 20 minutes to get
central, the average' citizen will
auffer from righteous Indignation
If not unrighteous wrath. If it hap
pens that a man trying to get cen
tral haa high blood pressure, or
weakened arteries, he is liable - to
break a blood vessel and suffer
from' cerebral hemorrhage.
"If a person ia infected with In
fluenza, contagious skin disease, or
any other Infectious or .contagious
disorder, should go Into one of
those . booths and remain there
from S to 10 minutes waiting to get
hla number, it doea not require any
stretch of the Imagination to be
lieve that the contamination of this
booth will be auch as to render it
a menace to the next person who
makes use of that particular tele
phone." .
All the newa 41 the time The
Argue. . .
YOUNG BOYS OF Y
ORGANIZE vLITTLEl
. AMERICANS' CLUB
The younger boys of the Y. M.
A. under the leadership of Sidney
Gordon, boys' secretary, have band
ed themselves Into a club, which
they call "Little Americans." The
club -was organized on Saturday,
with a membership of over thirty.
The boys plan many good times
and are arranging to form an or
chestra. They will hold a social
evening en the first of each month,
besides their-regular meetings oh
every Saturday morning. The duea
are 2 cents a week and a fine of 1
cent .will be imposed on those who
are not present
Thomas Medill was elected presi
dent Chester Oranger, vice presi
dent, and Mr. Gordon will take care
of the financial and - secretarial -work.
Bra
414 Fifteenth Street, MoUne
You Can Still Take Your Pick of
TlkhyfaastanVsmofaV
OLUMRIAV
DAYE5P0RT
ss Tonight, Tuesday aid ;
' Wednesday v
H ",YOU'D
S BE SURPRISED
ss a miniature musical comedy
with ' l -"
ss BILLY EECK, ;
ij .. GLADYS RANDOLPH - -
S ui JACK OUALLY
ERNEST HIATT
. Kethiag Serious "
Bond & Wilson Co.
IS Superstitions, IS, A One.
.- Act Farce
Infield Noble
Btta of Tandeville -v
1 1 Wellington & Sylvia
i i ; Ereentric ManlpalaUrs
PA LACE
SS MOLIXE
Greater YandeviUe '
EE Two Pheaei, Mellae 87
SS TODAY
More and Mesley
ss Presents '
U "MISS 1920"
A Revue of the Times.
With Olive Calleway, Benny
and Western, Ylolet Fellis
ss and a bevy of beaatiful girls
Skipper, Kennedy &
ss , . Reeves
Comedy Harmony Stagers fat
College Campus Capers
Minnie Stanley & Co.
EE In a Comedy Sketch, 8avo
EE Denny and Dunnigan
ss The Two Optimists
B The Stanleys
s i Snhenette of Fan In
ss . Shadow Land
Kinograms
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In Our Entire Stock
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This Means an Actual Reduction of
V3 From the Prices on the Tickets.
There are a if aer aads" aseat this isle lost a
ssraighs eaeshlrd off event wHheat any rmsrkUaas.
Just eesss la aad pick eut the suit ?e want, and ne
tatter whether tbe.fermlr pries was gSXU er $10
yea dedurt ene-third.
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Plain and Fur Trimmed Models
1 1
Si
it authentic ereatiens In variety that
agerds the atest satisfactory cbeies as te aMteriak,
x esters aad trlaanJngs. Ceesplete hne ef suns far west-
It is an unusual ep per (unity.
W-'
If?
The Woman Who Wante to Save $10 to
$20 and More, Should Attend This
TUESDAY, NOV. 18
eORGC setnANUS CARTOON MUSICAL COMEDY -
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Sixth and Brand New Production This Visit of the World's Funniest
and Beet Musital Comedy Nothing Better. See Jiggs introdaced into
society, then try to stop Uughing. It can't be done.
-40 people! : 25 musical numbers! If the cartoons have ever made yon
laugh, it is proUbU the same charactera In flesh and blood will make
you roar. . Funnier than the cartoons.
.The prices' are so low and the show ao good that you wUl have to get
your aeau early if you want choice onea.( Now on sale. '--J:'
II
Sal. IF Cait
Three wonderful underpriced
"jSK-" groups featured that means a
'ftk it 1 saying of $10 to $20 and more on
A3v A J every garment
iiN nzl
The best teats and bast valaes yen have
this season. Ceata ef fur-Uke, rich seal plush
ef sUverteae, BeHvlaa, pele cleth, peach
blesm, vehmrs. etc with large, snuggle-In- cel
lars ef seal, sealiae, n atria and raceoea.
DUtinguished, Aristocratie i
Modeb s
Uniags inchjde beautiful sUaa In pMa and
faaey eterts, all colors sre Included easts that
are the tret and hut word in f aebJen and ete
gaace easts so far anderpthed that saviags
average $10 to $M aad saere ea every one.
XLKOGRAMS A5D TOPICS
OP THE DAY ,--.
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