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THE ABGTJS, FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1903.
New lines of Children's Misses' and Boys'
Oxfords just in. Our range of prices, $1.00
The Gibson Tie
CLOSE THE HOUSE
American Home Journal Plant
in Hands of Champlin &
Smith, of Chicago.
SATISFIES THE INDEBTEDNESS
Preparing to Resume Publication
Under Ownership of
J. C. Cook.
The American Home Journal, the
tri-city magazine which has been
published for the past few months,
lias met with financial reverses which
have resulted in the passing1 of the
plant into the hands of Champlin 5t
Smith, of Chicago, aprinters supply
cnmpanv, to satisfy an indebtedness
The settlement was made through
Hon. William McKniry and an
amicable adjustment of affairs was
arrived at which will probably insure
the resumption of publication under
the editovship of J. C." Cook. It is the
understanding that the Chicago com
jiany is not desirous of stopping the
publication of the paper, but merely
took the step in order to insure the
payment of its claim. "
It is said the outcome will be the
reorganization of the Home Journal
Publishing1 company. It is understood
that the Champlin fc Smith people are
willing to give all assistance to such
an effort. Hesides the settlement with
the Chicago company a number of
otlr smaller creditors were satisfied
by cash payments, so that the way is
cleared locally for the future.
BOWLING CLUB OBSERVES
The members of the Kock Island
Howling club Wednesday evening cele
brated the second anniversary of the
organization. The special prizes,
valuable silver souvenirs' for the high-
Crimen ON CHAMRERUN.KIWOT COMPANY.
Friday, May 8.
. A military drama in four acts.
Lights and Shadows
The proceeds of this entertainment
will go to the Hock Island Xaval Re
serves' fund for the erection of a
A clever comedy' introducing Ger
man, farmer and Negro -characters.
. See the great Sham Battle, the buri
al scene and tableaux, and the Awk
ward Squad drill. '
Singing by Male Quartet, instru
mental music, vocal solos and other
. Admission: 25 and 50 cents.
Seats on sale at the Illinois Smoker
Wednesday morning. ' "
: Sunday, May 10.
OXE NIGHT ONLY.
Wallack's Theatre company presents
K. S. LAW HEX CI and MISS HAY
MAY CfjAllK'in the sensational com
15he Mansion of
12 Hig Novelty Specialty ' Features.
A CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE
Trices: 10, 20 and 30 cents.
Secure seats in advance a't the Illi
nois Smoker. Seats on sate Friday
morning. , "' ' ' - 1
The other day "you cer
tainly have the Snappiest
styles in Oxfords I ever
saw," and that girl knows
what she is talking about.
Oxfords are IT. and our
varieties are endless and
every one of them is
o s t a N .
est average scores for the evening
were captured by Miss Katie 1'faff for
the ladies, with a score of 12j and by
H. L. Hceker, for the gentlemen, with
a score of 1S3. the contests being roll
ed on the Central elleys.
After the games the memlers ad
journed to the Hotel Harms where an
elaborate banquet had been prepared.
After this function President Charles
Kammerer presented the prizes to the
winners. The silver cup, 24 inches
high and beautifully engraved, was
given to K. W. Schoedc, who made the
highest, average score during the sea
son, 1S7. The averages of the mem
bers of the club during the season
were as follows:
K. W. Schoede, 1S7; V. II. Thorns,
1S.: H. a. Pecker, 181; W. Moeller,
ISO; F. Kckerman, 17"; E. Liedke, 176;
W. Rentiers. 170; Charles Kammerer,
175; .). Ilamser, 170; II. Schoede. 1C0.
DB. SWEET GRANTED A
YEAR'S LEAVE OF ABSENCE
In view of the rector's continued
ill health and the request he made
that he be relieved from his duties
altogether or be given a year in
which to recuperate, the vestry of
Trinity Episcopal church last even
ing decided to grant to Dr. R. F.
Sweet a year's vacation.
The wishes of Dr. Sweet were first
made known to the members of the
church goA'rning body; last ,-umfjvy.i
but no action was taken till last 'ev
ening, when a special meeting was
held for the purpose of considering
The proposition of the rector's res
ignation was not entertained, the
question being the length of the res
pite to give him. As he hud indicated
that a year would meet his wishes,
that term was granted. '
During that time Dr. Sweet
will leave the efty, going to
some place where he can hope to re
ceive physical benefit, and '.if is the
earnest hope of the members of his
parish and of his man- outside
friends as well that, the end of his
vacation period will find him able to
take up the work with his old time
vigor. Arrangements will be made
by the vestry for a priest in charge
to ' serve during the period of Dr.
A Hljr Savins Tomorrow.
Saturday, 20 per cent discount on
all short pant suits at t'llemeyer &
Minting, the Marvel, returned, to
London last fall after concluding a
summer's engagement with the Adam
Forepaugh ami Sells Profilers shows,
and begatl his second engagement at
the London? Aquarium, the great per
manent exhibition' in the world's me
tropolis." When he left the Aquarium
to come to America to join the Fore-pangh-Sells
shows he had been exhib
iting there- for two years and seven
months, the longest engagement ever
played by any performer in Europe.
lie returned to America again last
spring' to begin his second engage
ment with the Forepaugh-Sells shows,
and' Is now with 'them, appearing at
every afternoon and evening exhibi
tion. His act is one of the greatest
single circus acts ever known. No
other can compare with it in the ele
ments of nerve, skill and strength
He rides a single wheel of a bicycle
tip and down a high spiral tower.
There are very few bicycle riders who
could rule up a grade so steep on two
wheels. The: skill and strength to
ride up and down such a grade that is
at no time straight "can scarcely be
imagined. There are very few pro
fessional trick bicycle riders who can
ride a single wheel on a level floor.
He will be here 'with the Forepaugh
Sells shows. together with fhe famous
DiaroldC who loops the loop on a bi
cycle, the most daring feat ever at
tempted; the Aurora Zouaves, gener
ally acknowledged the. world's best-,
drilled soldicts, 21 champion bareback
rulers," a "Vcore of 'famoris aerialists
and "an army of clever" clow ns. The
date of .the big aggregation'at Daven
port is'Thnrf day, May 21.' v
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IS TURNED DOWN
Yates Proposition to the Legisla
ture for Time on Mueller
SENATE SETTLES IT WITH ,,N0"
Attorney General Hamlin Says Meas
are is Valid in All
Springfield, Ills., May 8. Governor
Yates yesterday morning transmitted
the following letter to Attorney Gener
al Hamlin regarding the Mueller bill.
The letter is 'dated Sprinsfleld, Ills,
May. 7, 1JH, and says:
"Sir: I have the honor to herewith
transmit for your consideration senate
bill No. 40, which has been passed by
both the senate and the house, uud sub
mitted to me for approval or disap
proval. It ia commonly called the
Mueller bill, and is entitled "A Pill for
an Act to Authorize Cities to Acquire,
Constmct, Own, Operate and Lease
Street Railways, and to Provide the
Means Therefor." I have the honor to
ask for an immediate opinion as to the
legal effect of each section of this bill.
The general assembly, will probably
adjourn ...at . midnight tonight, and I
would like 3'btir' opinion, If possible, by
"Opponents of this bill contend:
"First That it provides for an in
definite or iierpetual ranchise for streut
railway companies and that this is not
corrested by section six (t) which It is
alleged prohibits only grants over
twenty years and indefinite occupa
tions under a grant.
Ills; Debt for Chicago Suggested.
"Second That It will saddle the city
of Chicago with vast indebtedness, as
it provides for Issuance of sireet rail
way certificates, the amount of which
may be large, for example $7.".()(X).0U,
while a foreclosure and sale 'of the
railway may bring only a much small
er amount, for example $T0.O0O,(JO0.
leaving the holders of the certificates
with a claim against the city for the
deticiency.?2.",WX),KX),and it is claimed
that the city would 4e held liable or at
least harassed by the holders of this
"Third That the 'street railway
BPitilicates provided for iu section "2,
line three, will constitute a liability
and obligation of the city In violation
of the constitutional limitations of mu
May Ring In the Ninety-Nine.
"Fourth That by making an excep
tion of existing properties in making
the restriction embodied in lines 73 to
77 Inclusive, in scctiou 1, where the
words, 'except of street railways now
operated under existing franchises,'
are used, there uiay be included in the
valuation for the purpose of acquisi
tion by the city the earning iower
and the value of unexpired grants,
including among others an alleged un
expired grant of ninety-nine years.and
that of this exception the existing cor
porations would take enormous ad
vantage, contrary to public policy and
that this provision is void for discrim
ination. Pay for Its Own Property.
"Fifth That suck a provision com
pels the city to thus pay for its own
"Sixth That the provision 'the new
grantee "shall"' purchase and take over
the street railway of the former
grantee,' etc.. In lines 19 and 20 of sec
tion 1, is invalid lecause it compels
the new grantee to take not only the
franchise, but also the plant and tangi
ble property of the former grantee.
Hasn't Time to Tell It All.
"For lack of time, r am unable to
specify all the points involved and
therefore request that you will not
confine your reply simply to the points
indicated, but give me as comprehen
sive an opinion of the legal effect and
operation of each section as Is jossi
ble within llie very limited time at
"Please see letter of John II. Ham
line, and statement of Allen Ripley
Foote, hereto attached, which please
preserve and return.
With the Possible Alternative of CaUlo;
an Extra Session.
The governor followed up the forego
ing by addressing a communication to
"the Honorable, the Lieutenant Gov
ernor, and Hon. Daniel Campbell,
Hon. Len Small, Hon. L. P. Stringer
Senators and Hon. John II. Miller.
Hon. Thomas Rlnaker, and Hon. J. P.
Wilson, Representatives," in which
lie requested "your Influence to post
pone a final adjournment of the pres
ent general assembly to a date not
earlier than Thursday, the -14th inst"
He then says the reasons for the re
quest are that there are sixty bills on
bis desk, and it might not be possible
for him to examine them all before
the legislature's adjournment fixed
for last night and be might desire to
veto some of the bills, and. he wanted
the assembly to have nn opportunity to
pass upon his veto. He concludes his
letter as follows: "Put If adjournment
Is Insisted upon today, such a session,
wiht its attendant expense, may bo
In the senate in the afternoon
Campbell read the governor's request
for a recess. A motion to reconsider
bow Are Year Kidneys t
Dr. Hobbs Sparairna Pills care ail kidney ills. Pan
' ftj. AoiL Btrlfac Eennxlr Co.. Chicago or H. .
the final adjournment resolution was
tabled. This determined the matter of
adjournment, making ' It certain that
both houses would adjourn sine die as
UAMLIX CAN SEE NO DANGERS
Decides That the Bill Has None of th
At 8 p. m. yesterday Attorney Gen
eral Hamlin finished his reply to
Governor Yates' request as to the legal
effect and operation of the Mueller bill.
After stating that the time was so lim
ited as to make a comprehensive opin
ion impossible he says that, as to the
first objection in the governor's list:
"I am of the opinion that the new
grantee referred to in line 10 will take
under the purchase only the street
railway property which the city had
reserved to be purchased from the old
company and that the new company
will take from the city only such
rights as may then be specifically
granted to it.
"Taking the bill as a whole It la a
clear declaration of legislative intent
to limit uses of the public streets by u
private corporation under any one
grant to a period not exceeding twenty
years, and this general intent, in my
opinion, will not be overthrown by
any forced construction of possible
doubtful expressions contained in the
Of the second objection Hamlin says
it will nor saddle any more debt on
Chicago than she can lawfully under
take. The same reply he gives, prac
tically, to number. three of the objec
tions. To number four he says the dis
crimination is not unlawful. The fifth
objection that the city is requiied to
pay fur what it owns, is dismissed
with: "The city does not purchase its
own rlj?ht, although it may be pur
chasing what it has heretofore grant
ed." and to the sixth objection he says:
"In my opinion this provision Is not In
valid uikhi the grounds suggested."
He closes as follows: "I express no
opinion as to the wisdom of the pass
age of this a vt, but when it is consld
e:ed in connection with the general
provisions of the statute now in force
governing street railways I
am of the opinion that no serious ol
Jection can be successfully urged
against its validity.'
CLOSING SCENES IN BOTH MOUSES
Northcutt Gets a Handaome Gift Damn.
Ulaaea for a Vote.
Springfield, Ills., May 8. . When
the senate had tabled the proposition
to reconsider the slue die adjournment
vote the evidences of early adjourn
ment began t-j make their appearances.
Dozens of blils were rushed through
in lioth houses and compliments to the
officers took place. In the senate Hum
phrey arose and presented Lieutenant
Governor. Northcutt with a large case
of solid silver tableware. Humphrey
made a. nice little talk, and then Lien
tenant Governor Xortheott rosionded,
thanking the senators for the remem
brance. Messenger T. P. Scouten was
also rememlwred. To him was given
a gold watch and chain, the presenta
tion being made by Hughe.
The senate then proceeded on the
order of bills on third reading and they
passed through the hopper with great
rapidity. Some, however, were killed,
as was the case with the bill giving
the state-hoard-of health supervision
of the ventilation of public buildings
and factories, which was killed after
an attack had been made upon it by
At the afternoon session of the
house Harrow was hissed for voting
against a resolution thanking Speaker
Miller for the manner in which he
had discharged his duties. A few min
utes earlier the ieaker had been pre
sented with a large oil painting of
himself; Wilson, the Democratic lead
er, bad been presented with a watch,
and John A. Reeve, clerk of the house,
had been presented With a diamond
pin and a silk hat.. There was there
fore an "era of good feeling" In the
house when Wilson, 'the Democratic
leader, arose and offered the resolu
tion thanking the upeaker. Shanahan
was in the chair and as he put the
resolution, to a vote there was a loud
chorus of ayes. "All opposed say ho,"
said the speaker pro tern.
"No." shouted Darrow.
"If the gentleman from Cook." said
Shanahan. "desires, to be recorded as
voting no he will be so recorded."
Knolla arose at , that moment and
asked to be recorded as voting no.
Several members indulged in hisses.
"I suggest," said Prowne Dem..
"that that record be "made in red ink
and large figures."
Darrow later made the following
statement regarding his negative vote:
"I simply feel that the house required
n revolt to get the constitutional rights
of members in the matter of roll calls,
and to now say that the speaker has
done liis duty is a stultification. Per
sonally, I have no criticism to make
on the speaker. I like him, but to say
that he has done bis duty as speaker
f this house ts to say that the re-
Volt of the 'ninety-seven against gag-
rule was unjustifiable."
The governor transmitted a com
munication from the Illinois State
Medical society urging the passage of
the bill providing for a state board of
medical examiuers. and a communica
tion from II. J. Conway, secretary of
the Chicago Federation of Labor, urg
ing the passage of . the child-labor bill.
Today is "get away" day, and many
country house members have already
packed up aud shipped their belong
The state commission .of claims is
now a court of claims. The bill mak
ing this change has finally passed the
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IS WELL STARTED
Movement for City Beautiful ln
augurated at Meeting
HELD AT THE Y. M. 0. A. CHAPEL
Work of Old Association to be Taken
Up This Year Committee
A meeting of those interested in
the work of improving the general
appearances of the city was held at
the Y. M. ('. A. chapel last evening,
when members of the old Improve
ment association, which accomplished
so much last year, and others, includ
ing a number of teachers in the city
schools, were present. Snpt. II. P.
Hayden was chosen president and
Hon. William Jackson, secretary of
last year's organization, made the
main address of the evening.
Mr. Jackson recounted at some
length the manner in which the asso
ciation came to le formed last year
and the work that had been accom
plished. The fund with which the
prizes that, were distributed were
purchased was raised by :so interested
citizens who agreed to share the cost.
This year he suggested that the asso
ciation be formed with n full set of
oflicers, including president, secre
tary and treasurer, and with a board
of nine directors ami a committee of
three memliers from each ward. He
deemed it advisable to make the mem
bership fee as low as $1 so that as
many as possible might be interested.
Prizes In Each Ward
In the matter of prizes this year
he felt that it would le better to vary
lat year's plan of offering general
prizes for the best single results
throughout the city ami give first
second and third prizes in each ward
for the lwst general effect about the
premises of the parties entering the
Louis Kohn and Supt. Hayden also
spoke along the slime general lines.
and at the conclusion of theaddresses
the chair, being authorize:!, apHint-
ed as a committee tif five to make all
preliminary arrangements. Mr. Kohn.
Dr. W. T. Magill. K. II. Guyer, Miss
Anna Kirkpatrick and Miss Mary
The above committee will do ind
vidual work interesting the people of
the wards in the plans and w ill short
ly meet to name the ward commit
tees., nominate a corps of oflicers and
appoint a time for the perfecting of
the general organization.
PUPILS OF MRS. PENIIOSE
IN RECITAL AT COLLEGE
.The pupils of Marv Searles Penrost
andF. K. Peterson gave a most suc
cessful recital last evening at Augus-
tana college chapel, when the follow
ing program was rendered:
Ich Liebe Dich (Grieg) Tracy
Last Hope (Gottschalk); Chromatic
Waltz (Godard) Alice Anderberg.
Readings: The Powder Pox; The
Lisper Golda Cornell.
Impromptu, -opus '.i0. No. 4 (Schu
bert); On the Mountains (Grieg) An
Novellette, opus 21, No. 1 (Schu
mann); Soires de Yienne (Liszt) Ida
Reading: Aunt Polly's George Wash-
in g t on -A m a n d a Fast berg.
To a Wild Rose (McDowell); Polo
naise (Liszt) Hilma Carlson.
ROCK ISLAND HOUSE
WILL BE REPAINTED
Landlard Negus, of the Rock Island
house, yesterday let the contract to
Paridon & Son for the repainting of
the exterior of the building. Milwau
kee brick is-the style decided upon in
the general shade, while the trim
mings will be of an appropriate de
Ladles Caa Wear Shoes
one size smaller after using Allen's
Foot-Ease, a powder to be shaken in
to the shoes. It makes tight or new
shoes feel easy; gives instant relief to
corns and bunions. It's the greatest
comfort discovery of the age. Cures
and prevents swollen feet, blisters,
callous and sore spots. Allen's Foot
Ease is a certain cure for sweating,
hot, aching feet. At all druggists
and shoe stores, 25 cents. Trial pack
age free by mail. Address Allen. S.
Ohmstead, Le Roy, N. Y".
A Little Early Riser
now and then at bedtime will cure
constipation, biliousness ami liver
troubles. DeWitt's Little Early Ris
ers are the famous little pills that
cure by arousing the secretions, mov
ing the bowels gently, yet effectually,
and giving such tone and strength to
the glands of the stomach and liver
that the cause of the trouble is re
moved entirely, and if their use is
continued for a few days there will
be no return of the complaint.
Sold by Harper house drug store;
A. J. Riess drug store, corner Seventh
avenue and Twenty-seventh street.
Snrinn laziness, lees ache, back
I r" ' '
niOips feel tired, no ambition, no ap
petite, ail run down feeling. Rocky
Mountain Tea puts new life into your
bodv: vou feel good all over. 35 cents.
T. H. Thomas' pharmacj-.
Tk f arm m Hold In One Flav '
take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money if it
. . xr i ;
rails to cure. x.. . uruve s biynuiuit
is on each box 25 cents.
Our Emperor Shoe is the Pest Men's Shoe in the world
for the money.
Made from the most carefully selected leather the stock in
the shoes and uppers is the best that money can buy.
Every pair perfect, every style right, every shoe guaranteed.
If they do not give reasonable wear, we are authorized by the
maker to make it good to you. No risk whatever.
These shoes are adapted to young men and old, fat and liiu
men, long and short, strong and weak men, rich men and poor in
fact any and all men in the different walks of life.
0 It will please us to
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When you have a necessity for ready money, it will be worth your at
tention to remember that we furnish cah on a business basis an.l conduct
the transaction in a way to secftre your approval of our methods. ' We' loan
on furniture, pianos, horses, wagons and other personal property. Loans
Without Noise or Notoriety
without removing the property from your possession, and in amounts from
$10 upwards. Our plan enables you to get the money when you need it.
Our terms enable you to repay it without inconvenience. Our rates are rea
sonable, our methods reliable. Don't fail to see us when next in need of
Fidelity Loan Company.
Mitchell & Ljnde block, Boom 38. . Office hours 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. and
Saturday evenings. Telephone west 1514. New telephone C011
I Now Is The
to paper your rooms. We have a large assortment of
both cheap and high grade papers, which we are selling
at the lowest prices in the city. We also have a large and
complete force of workmen. All kinds of painting and
papering promptly attended ti and satisfaction guaran-
PAR.IDON a SON. t
riiones Old Union 213; new 5213. 419 Seventeenth St.
SEE OUR JxIXE OF SPttfXQ
Ouaranteetl Patent Colt,
Genuine Patent Pauline
Kid Blucher Oxford.
Burke Bro3. Surpass Kid
JOE F. SCHNEIDER,
1712 Secoii Avenue. "
show you those shoes
j. m. m m.
V 1 i i a
Nature gives lis the hints, and few
are so slow iis to fail to under
Summer surroundings are great
ly marred by buildings shabby for
want of painting, ami wonderfully
improved by the use of our Special
We have all the latest shades in
these paints. They are as cheap
as the cheaest, and as good as
Corner Third Ave. and Twentieth St.
display of fruits and vegetables
can always be found here. We
aim to get everything the mar
ket affords and have it fresh.
Order your Sunday supply of
us and you'll be'pleased.
Celery. Green onions.
. - Water Cress
Parsley. Head Lettuce,
Ovster Plant. Egg Plant.
New Peas. K"hl Robl.
- 'Leaf La tuce. Turnips.
Mushrooms, vV ax Beana. Green Beans
Pie Plant, Carrots. Beet,
Sweet Potatoes, New Potatoes,
Spanish Onions. Leek.
New Onions, Bermuda Onions,
Horse Radish Kools
Fating and Cooking Apples
Navel Oranges, Banana.
Strawberries Wood oronges
. Poultry a.nd Fish.
Tressed Chickens. Fresh Fish
1620 Second Ave. 'Phone: 1031.