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THE AHGKDB, THUBfcDAT, 31 AH CD. 12, 1903,
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That Introduced in Illinois Hcuse
to Afford Relief to Tri
ON THE FRANCHISE QUESTION
People of Com inanity Interested In
Seeing It Made a
Representative L. M. Maill in the
house at Spring-field yesterday intro
duced the same bill that Senator L. S.
McCabe offered the day preceding- In
the senate. It is a measure that seeks
to afford relief to the Tri-City Rail
way company in view f the recent
ruling of the supreme court relative
to franchises. Jt is. in other word,
an amendment to what known as
the bridge bill, and provides that auv
street railway company using- a bridge
over a stream has a rig-ht to ojwrute
in abutting: states, and that sill rights
heretofore or hereafter granted said
company are hereby ratified and con
firmed. The importance of such leg
islation as is promised is realized
when it is considered that all opera
tions of the company must in respect
to the supreme court ruling- remain
at a standstill either until a higher
court has decided the questions in
volved or the shortcomings- of the
statutes are rectified by the legisla
ture. This is a matter in which all
citizens who appreciate the advan
tages and benefits of the Tri-City sys
tem are as deeply interested as the
company itself, and some systematic
and concerted movement to impress
the leg-islatnrc with the importance
of the proposed action ougiit to be
taken. ' .
Poflltloa of Company.
The company, when asked for a
statement, g-ave out the following
reasons for desiring- tin; passage of
"1st. Our attorneys assure us that
there is no question that the supreme
court of the United States will decide
in our favor as to the validity of our
franchises in Uock Island anil Moline.
but it may take two or three years to
reach this decision.
"2nd. We want to sell stocks and
bonds at once, to provide funds for
improvements in the three cities, and
the present shape of our securities,
owing- to the Illinois .supreme court
decision, may prevent our raising
money for these improvements for
two or three years.
"3rd. Many other needed improve
ments and betterments in service and
equipment may be blocked for two or
three years until a final decision is
"4th. Many Uock Island an 1 Moline
stockholders are interested in . this
legislation, which is fair and only in
tended to ratify agreements and con
tracts entered into between this com
pany and the cities of Rock Island
and Moline 11 years ago. and later
four years ago. all of which agree
ments and contracts have been car
ried out and lived up to by both par
ties in good faith up to this time.
"5th. It would be a pity and a ser
ious matter to have street railway
improvements and extensions blocked
for two or three years at. a time,
when it appears there is going- to be
a big- demand for such improvements
and the company is able and willing
to improve if legally permitted to do
so, and the cities of Rock Island and
Moline are sure to be the gainers by
such Improvements and the losers
"(5th. Nothing- can possibly be gain
ed by blocking- or defeating (he legis
lation asked for, and on the other
hand there is everything to lose in
the way of improved conditions of
the public railway service."
HARRY STEELE MORRISON
HAS INTERESTING STORY
Henry Steele Morrison, the "boy
traveler," who comes to the Y. M. C.
a. tomorrow evening- to deliver a lec
ture on his. experiences while making
his way around the world, is one of
the most remarkable of young men.
He is now but 20 years of ag-e,
though he has had more real experi
ence than most men of twice his age.
He has been twice to Europe and
once around the world, pn both occa
sions making his way entirely by his
Born at Sullivan, 111., a small town
not far from Decatur, he left home
at the age of 15 with the idea of'see
ing the world. Since that time he
has seenc a large portion of the world
and has done so without financial as
sistance and at the same time paying
his way wherever he went, lie has
never carried much -money on his
person, making1 it a rule never to
leave on his .travels with enough to
bring him back home.
As a boy of 16 he worked his way
through several of the countries of
Europe, obtaining on the way inter
views: with Queen Victoria, .President
Paure and King Leopold, i,. None of
them perhaps gave him as much trou
ble as the interview he had with the
editor of the New York World before
he started abroad, which he under
took in the hope that he might ob
tain a commission to write of his ad
ventures for publication. This was
eventually obtained and he has grown
in favor as an author till now his
writings are eagerly sought for by
publishers and from them he derives
his principal income.
On his trip .around the- world Mr.
Morrison visited the ..Philippine . isl
ands and hi jnjprcsioiuj of. .Jiem and
their people are ufiereftMig.. ,,.
Mr. Morrison talks in an easy, con
versational style and presents his
story in a straightforward manner
that always holds the attention. Am
bitious boys and young men of this
city will be anxious to hear him tell
of ihe experiences he has had, par
ticularly in interviewing some of the
crowned heads of Europe and Asia
and of the expedient he has at vari
ous times been forced to adopt to
earn monev with which to make his
way from place to place..
NEWS IN OUTLINE.
Dr. Manuel Barros Borgono, the
eminent surgeon and rector of the Uni
versity of Santiago, Chile, is dead.
From Cincinnati to New Orleans the
Ohio and Mississippi rivers are on the
boom with prospect of making a rec
ord. The Republican city primaries at
Topeka, Kan., for the nomination of
mayor the police were called to u
Third ward precinct to quell a riot.
Adam Black, a wealthy cattle kins
of Minot, N. !.. committed suicide by
The condition of ex-Senator Jones,
of Arkansas, who is ill at Washington,
is reported improved.
March Hi the Chicago Iroquois club
will give a banquet in honor of An
A warrant of airetst has been Bcrved
on Walter S. V. Cooke, cx-treasurer
of the Mil ford (Mass.) Co-Operative
bank, charging larceny of $13,000.
The rivers of eastern New England
arc- beginning to show the effects of
the recent warm rains, and floods are
Thecteani yacht Lysistrata with Jas.
Oordon Bennett and party on board is
at San Juan. Porto Rico.
Austrian manufacturers will exhibit
at St. LouiR Indejendently, the gov
ernment having refused to take action.
All available Mississippi convicts
have been placed at the disposal of the
Yazoo, Miss., levee board.
It STd Ilia
P. A. Danforth, of LaG range, Ga.,
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REDUCE THE RATES
Illinois Board of Railway and
PUBLIC WILL GAIN THEREBY
Horizontal LowerInic of Freight
Charges On All Classes
A. horizontal 'reduction of 23 per
cent was ordered yesterday in freight
rates in Illinois by the Illinois rail
road and warehouse commissioners at
Springfield. The reduction is radical
and applies to every commodity in
the classification and the loss to the
railroads will be many hutulred
tnousaiid dollars a year.
The reduction is made in response
to the petition of retail merchants
associations in. Bloomington, Spring
field, Decatur, Bock Inland and other
Illinois towns. These cities claimed
that they were being- discriminated
against on account of the rates that
prevail in this state. They presented
n mass of evidence that the rates in
Illinois are much higher than they
are in adjoining states and that cities
in those states) can ship into Illinois
and underbid Illinois merchants and
shippers. Quiiiey starteil the cam
paign for reduction, but the roads
granted that city a commodity rate
which was offered others of the peti
tioners, but Quincy was the only one
to accept. The heaving before the
board ccupied two weeks.
8cld Atxtr. ISO MUea
The reduction of 23 per cent pre
vails to a tllstauce of 150 miles, be
yond which rates are scaled to meet
the rates in adjoining states. The
classification is also to be revised for
the first t:me in a number of years.
At present many commodities appear
under two or more heads. In the new
classification an article that now ap
pears under more than one head will
be placed in only one and that the
The members of the Bock It-land
Bctail Merchants association feel
greatly gratified at the results ob
tained in the reduction of rates.
TALES OF THEATRE
"The Chaperons," that delight fully
scintillating musical comedy intro
duced to Bock Island theatregoers a
year ago, returned to the Illinois last
night in the hands of practically the
same excellent cast, and was greeted
by a large and enthusiastic audience.
Clyde Fitch's play, "Captain .links
of the Horse Marines," with Elizabeth
Kennedy as the head of'fhe cast, will
be seen at the Illinois this evening.
"Capt. .links" presents a series of pic
tures of an interesting period in
American social life of thirty years
ago. Many odd characters arc intro
duced and there is plenty of wit of
the typical Fitch order. The theme of
the play, that of the love of a young
New Yorker for an operatic prima
donna, is treated whimsically, albeit
sympathetically. The progress of the
romance is interspersed with a great
number of diverting episodes after
the true Fitch manner." In the first
act there is a scene in which Mine.
Trentoni punishes the presumptions
of her uninvited visitors by shunting
her vulgar chaperone off on them in
her plaeo as their guest at a croquet
party, and by making' them exercise
her dugs; and another which satirizes
none too severely the barbarian man
ners of the custom house inspectors;
a third in which Capt. .links is ar
reted for an attempted bribery of
that incorruptible official; and u
fourth in which the diva is visited by
two members of the Woman's- Anti
Vice assoeation. who beg- her to make
her operatic debut in oratorio or even
iro "Faust" rather than in the soul
destroying "Traviata" a really deli
cate bit of satire. In the second act
there are other scenes of pure en
tertainment of the same kind. One is
an interview between Trentoni and
Capt. Jinks' mother, somewhat on the
order of the celebrated, one between
Camillc and the father of Armand;
and another rehearsal of what seems
to those who have never witnessed
such a function, in real life, a too
comic ballet. In the third act there
are a serenade by n crowd of enthusi
astic citizens, a scene with the bal
let, which is full of enthusiasm and
new-born harmony; and a comic
scene with a comic policeman. But.
fantastic comedy as it is in its entire
ty, and broad farce as it is in many
places, through all of Capt. Jinks
there sounds a note of genuine feel
ing. Without an actress, therefore,
who knew how to strike this note and
make it sound, Mr. Fitch's play might
have met with disapproval; but for
tunately he discovered such an act
ress in Mi.sn Kennedy. It follows
then, that Mr. Fitch owes quite as
much to Mis.-i Kennedy in this enter
prise as. Miss Kennedy owes to him;
for the entertainment's great success
is in no small measure due to her
artistic temperament and magnetic
Harry Gordon, in' introducing "A
Boyul Slave" to the patron of the
Illinois. Saturday matinee and night,
not only promises, but assures us,
that, this production is a. distinct de
parture from all others that have
been presented in our city. Clarence
Bennett, playwright, artist and pro
ducer, who heads the cast, is an actor
of long standing, having- supported
Booth, Barrett and many others in
the classic drama of the old school.
"A Royal Slave" was taken from an
actual occurrence, the scenes being
reproduced from photographs t f old
Mexico, around whicu the play was
written. The characters of "Augulia"
"El Capitau," a noted bandit, and
Juan "Alvarez," tigure in- many parts
of Mexican history. The cast has
been carefully selected, the 'members
of the company being especially en
gaged for their respective roles.
The legion of theatregoers in the
past indebted to the comic opera mer
riment of Jefferson De Angelis are of
fered fresh opportunities for jovial
obligations at the Illinois tomorrow
evening. "The Emerald Isle," com
posed by Sir Arthur Sullivan, assist
ed by Edward German, -with its book
and lyrics by Capt. Basil Hood, is the
new stellar vehicle of the iavorite
droll. . The opera had a solid year's
prosperity at the Savoy theatre, Lon
don, before its present American
tour. It comes here practically di
rect from New York, where for many
weeks it attracted large and brilliant
audiences. Its story in its main idea
is whimsical. This is nothing less
iwlcl than an Ir:h lord lieutenant's
fancy to command the favor of the
crown by destroying the Irish brogue
and replacing it with the English ac
cent. It is from the pursuit of .'this'
ambition that the drollery 'of the
piece evolves. To forward the pro
posed reformation, the lord lieuten
ant summons from L-ni.;: a ling-uis-tic
aid. Supposedly an elocutionist,
the designed brogue destroyer proves
to be the most palpable kind of char
latan, a wayside mountebank, a fellow
who will sing you a song, dance you a
jig, hypnotize your mother-in-law, ex
tract a live rabbit from your hat or
whistle a snake from your sleeve for
whatever you care to give him. This
is the role assumed by Comedian De
Angelis. All unruffled in his laughing
philosophy in letting the morrow
care for itself, the trickster strays
on his arrival into a rebel society,
who have met to oppu.-e the plans of
the lord lieutenant. When it was
known that the meeting of the reb
els was a, secret one, into which a
stranger ventured under penalty of
his life, the ensuing- comic woes of
the peripatetic as a consequence of
his accident are not difficult to imag
ine. Before he is out of his own
trouble the charlatan has Involved
in one way or another about every
principal of the very whimsical story
and left the beloved accent of the
Celt undisturbed. Interesting- inci
dental satires include those of the
lord lieutenant and his household,
who seek to revive in Iheir own per
sons the blank verse speech and pom
pous manners of old England. The
new-bom cast and production is
pledged intact, with all its sumptuous
accessories of scenes and costumes.
The company, of about 70 in its en
tirety, is said to be one of the best
singing companies ever formed for
the presentation of legitimate opera
in this country. In the star's sup
port are found C. V. Clarke. Lester
Beeves. F. Stuart Hyatt, who was
with the original London production;
Kate Condon-, Amelia Fields, Edna
Burd. Charles Dungan. John Dudley.
Frank Belcher.- Frederick K. Logan,
Audrey Kingsbury and ,loscph:ne
Hi Henry"s minstrel aggregation
will hold the boards at the Illinois
Nalee O water Than rooulatlon of Ulinoln
Population of Illinois cbmpared
with the sale of Single Binder cigars
and other brands of Lewis' factory.
Cigars sold during 1902 (internal reve
nue counted, )5.801,30O. Population of
Illinois, 4,821.500. Lewis' Single Bind
er factory sold 979,750 more cigars
than there are people in the great
state of Illinois. Greatest year's
sales in the history of the Lewis fac
tory. Reliable quality brought the
business. Peoria Star, Jan. 4.
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