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THE 'AimtTS, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBElt T5, TSOG.
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Sawed Building Stone, Ashlar
and Trimmings a Specialty.
For cheapness, durability and
beauty, excelled by none. This
Etone does not wash or color
the wall with alkali, etc. Plans
sent U3 for estimates will re- cs
ceive careful attention and be
returned at our expense.
Quarries 12 miles from Rock
Island on the C, B. & Q. rail
road. Trains No. 5 and 10 will
etop and let visitors off and on.
Brldsrr, Stone, Corn Crib Bloeka
ad K wuudatloa Stome, My !
Samples of stone and photos
of buildings can be seen at
Room 12, Mitchell & Lynde
ARTHUR BURRALL, Manager
Rock Island or Colona, III.
FEAST AND DEPART
Heads of Illinois Municipalities
After Meeting Are Banquet
ted at Club.
Mayors' Association of Illinois Adopted
as Name and Local Executive
Members of the Mayors Association
of Illinois, which was permanently or
ganized yesterday afternoon, were en
tertained last evening at a banquet at
the Rock Island Club that marked the
close of a two days session all agree
to have been most profitable and full
of promise of sreat things in the fu
ture. About one hundred were seated at
the spread last evening, those present
including the visiting mayors and oth
ers connected with city governments
throughout the state, the speakers of
the evening, city Officials of Ilock Is
land, including the board of aldermen,
and members of the press.
The banquet followed a reception
from 7 to S in the parlors of the club
house. The feast was ample and w-ll
Hy the cigars had been passed
and the first number ;n the program
announced, a vocal solo by Miss (ler
tnide C'arse. whose choice as an en
tertainer was a most happy one. not
only because ;f her musical talents,
but also because she is the daughter
of a former mayor of Hock Island,
Henry C'arse. Miss Carse had for ac
companist Miss Kdna Mitchell of Mo
bile. She responded to an encore, both
numbers being delightful.
Mr. .M-;anii Kir I Sprukrr.
Mayor McCaskrin. as toast master,
then introduced the first speaker of
the evening in the person of Iiwrence
M Mct'ann. city controller of Chicago.
Mr. Medann. as a preface to his re
marks, made it plaiii that, while he
came as the official representative of
Mayor Dunne and brought the greet
ings and regrets of that gentleman, he
did not intend to voice his chief's indi
vidual views. However, he added, the
two were not far from complete accord
(.II the leading issues before the ih-o-plo
Mr. McGunn held that not all capita!
should be considered evil and not ail
capitalists evil doers. In general the
troubles attributed to capital and capi
talists are the fault of the people, who
have already in their hands the rem
edy if they have the will to apply if.
flrowth of the power of corporations Is
as a rule the result of weakness in po
lice powfr, nothing more.
This brought "the speaker to thr
topic uppermost in his mind munici
pal ownership of public utilities, of
which Mayor Dunne may be considered
the leading advocate in Illinois. Mr.
McGann asserted that the demand for
public ownership has ari.-en from the
failure of the public to guard its own
rights but argued in favor of such a
move. He took the example of Chicago,
where a debt of $125,000,000, as an out
side estimate, would be incurred in the
purchase of the street railway lines.
This debt, he showed, would eventually
be paid, and a handsome return bo
sides, by the people who. in the ab
sence of ownership, will turn the mon
ey into the cotters of the private erwn
ers. Term Too Mort.
Another point that the speaker came.
.out strongly in favor of is the applica
tion of the civil service principal to
, elective municipal offices. lie hell
jfhat a term of one or two years is fio
, short for a mayor to I;ain the details
jof his duties, and so by the time he
has Ik gun to reach a stage of high ef
j ficiency lie is. through political causes
that have no connection with the indi
vidual, thrown out of office to make
way for another who in turn has to be
;gm to learn the system. The term of
office ought to endure, the speaker said,
till a certain percentage of the voters
had petitioned for an election, at which
the fate of the individual could be set
Mr. McCana saw great possibilities
in the organization of mayors, or
rather of cities, which was formed
yesterday. Corporate abuses are many
and encroachments should unite the
cities of the state in a common cause.
Standing thus they will be in position
to better keep informed of pending
legislation and to betted frame up
laws favorable to themselves. One
thing urgently needed is a revision of
fhe revenue laws that will give cities
a free hand in extricating themselves
from present financial entanglements
Will give carnations away
Sunday morning at their
SHINE 5 CENTS.
302 Twentieth Street.
and in avoiding new ones. This was
hold to be one of the chief duties he
fore the organization.
llr. Auilrrrn Heard.
In the absence of Mayor Waldo
P.ecker of Davenport, who was to have
had a place on the program, president
Gustav Andreen, of Augustana college
was called upon to respond to the
toast. "On the Fence." Dr. Andreen
said he had some thing in common
with mayors of cities from the fact
that he is head of an institution of
learning located midway between
Hock Island and Moline and forced
at times to assume the role of medi
ator. However, with. mayors as with
other people, they must get off the
fence before they can accomplish much.
Often the man who is off the fence
finds the opposition strong, but if he
is on the right side of the fence he will
be in position similar to that of the
steamship, that, battling with wind and
waves is given by the very forces that
deter it. a better draught in the engine
room, and a greater steam pressure
which in turn makes its progress more
Olxou on iVriiftunl Coutrnof.
Mayor Andrew Olson of Moline. was
next introduced, his subject being "Ci
ties, Towns and Villages." One of the
things he addressed himself to as an
evil that the association should seek
to remedy, is perpetual contracts
which have tied up many municipali
ties. As liii example he referred to the
condition of Rock Island and Moline
with reference to the Central Union
Telephone company. These contracts,
made when the cities were mere vil
lages, still hold ami threaten to endure
through all time, working great harm
when operative in cities of the size
of Hock Island and Moline have now
attiained. Some law. Mr. Olson said,
should be enacted dissolving such con
tracts, the same to be passed upon by
lleriill on TrI-( lll.-M.
Hon. T. J. Medill. the closing speak
er, was assigned to talk on "The Tri
Cities." Owing to the lateness of thn
hour he made his remarks brief, he
contenting himself with a reference to
the rapid growth of this community.
ll."i.i0i people now dwelling within a
radius of seven miles, where but little
more than half a century ago the red
man roamed. The historical associa
tions of the community. Its beauties
and attractions, and the resources from
a commercial standpoint were men
tioned. Refore adjournment the committee
named for the pui)ose earlier in the
day. presented a resolution of thanks
to Rock Island, the mayor, and to Mo
line and Davenport, for courtesies ex
tended, and it was adopted.
At the session yesterday afternoon
at the Illinois theater, the convention
organized a permanent association, un
der the name of the Mayors' Associa
tion of Illinois, adopting by-laws and
electing officers for the year. The ob
ject as stated in the preamble is to
further good municipal government,
iiiid to establish a bureau of informa
tion for the benefit of the cities of the
state, the plan being to give them by
means of a bulletin ta be issued dur
ing the session of the legislature, infor
mation regarding proposed measures,
and measures that are adopted. The
membership includes organized cities
and villages of the state, the mayor or
president being the recognized delev
gate. The membership fee is $5 a
year. In addition to the president,
first vice president, secretary and
treasurer, there is to be a vice pres
ident for each county represented in
the association. The association will
be incorporated. An office is to he
maintained at Springfield, and the pub
lication of a monthly bulletin is au
thorized under the name of the Official
Bulletin of Municipalities of Illinois.
Ofiirrra Are 'hMen.
The following officers were chosen
for the year:
President Mayor of Ilock Island.
George W. McCaskrin.
Vice President Mayor of East St.
Louis, Silas Cook.
Secretary Mayor of Elgin. Carl K.
Treasurer Mayor of Mt. Carroll, C.
Board of Directors Jerseyville. May
or Daniels; Vandalia, Mayor Steinhau
er; Lincoln. Mayor King; Atkinson.
Mayor Nauer; Geneva. Mayor MarsLil
ler;. Chicago. Mayor E. F. Dunne;
Dwight, Mayor James Kelagher.
Mayor McCaskrin agreed to issue
the monthly bulletin for the first year,
and contribute $100 to the treasury
fund of the association to carry on the
work, and he was named editor of the
official bulletin for the first year.
The treasurer of the association is
required to give a $1,000 surety bond.
Mayor C. E. Beaver of Mt. Carroll,
who was elected to this position, is a
Attend Chiono Meeting.
It was decided that the association
organized yesterday be represented at
the meeting of the American League
of Municipalities at Chicago. Sept. 26
to 28. by a committee of 40 members.
Those who are not members will at
tend as visitors, and a boosting com
mittee for the new Illinois 'organiza
tion. At nloomln stow et ,Yenr.
Acting on the invitation presented
by the mayor and city attorney of
Bloomington. extended Thursday, and
by Mayor King of Lincoln yesterday af
ternoon on behalf of Bloomfngton. the
association yesterday voted to hold the
next meeting at Blooniington, the sec
ond week of September, the meeting
to continue over Wednesday, Thurs
day and Friday of that week.
EXHIBIT OF CROPS
Special Train From Dodge City,
Kan., Comes Hera
REMAINS IN CITY TWO HOURS
Includes 15 Cars, With Special Exhibit
Car, and Is in Charge of 20
People of the tri-cities will be afford
ed an opportunity to see the crops of
Kansas which were so abundant this
year when a special train over the
Hock Island bringing the exhibit, stops
in Hock Island and Moline Oct. 2. The?
train is composed of 1" cars with a
capacity of so.itOo' pounds filled with
wheat. The train includes a baggage
car with a special exhibit. There will
be also a car bringing about 20 people
in charge of the train. This special
starts from Dodge City, Kan., and will
make -stops along the route of from CO
min.utes to an hour to allow the citi
zens of the towns the privilege of in
specting the excellent crops that are
raised in Kansas and go through the
Here Ttvo Ilonrn.
The train load of wheat and other
products will arrive here over the
Rock Island Tuesday afternoon Oct. 2,
at l:o'i. and spend two hours in the
city after which it will gj to Moline
where it will remain over night. The
special will leave Moline the next
morning at (1:25 for Chicago, it des
tination. The purpose of this privilege
of inspection is given principally to
bring the opportunities of Kansas he
fre the people. An invitation has
been extended to the people of Hoc!:
I.-laud by the management in charge
of the train to visit and inspect the
AT THE THEATRE
Sept. 15 "As To'd in the Hills."
Sept. 16 "The Rustlers."
Sept. 18 "Dora Thorne."
New Bill at Crystal. Another excel
lent bill is to bo presented at'the Crys
tal theater next week, beginning with
the performances Monday. The pro
gram will include Castedlat and Hal!,
comedy sketch artists, in a sketch wri;
tm by George M. Cohan, the author
ot many popular comedy pieces. Ma
jor O'Laughlin will give his novelty
J ret of baton manipulating and gun
spinning. He conies from the Majest
ic theater at Chicago. Williams and
Mayer, singers and dancers, and Mor
ns Jones, a black face comedian, will
he seen, and Walter Poult tr will sing
illustrated songs. Xew pictures will
be shown as the concluding number.
Art and Commercialism Do Not Mix.
The saying that oil and water will
not mix is no more true than it is
that the artistic world and the com
mercial world cannot be successfully
mingled. This truth is well exempli
fied in "The Magic Melody." the new
play in which Walker Whiteside will
appear in :g the Illinois at an early
date. Like The Lion and the Mouse"
this play deals with a certain phase
of frenzied finance, but in this case
the financier is absolutely snbemlina!
ed to the love interest and the real
characters of the play are those who
know that the chief aim in life should
net be the dollar. The artistic atmos
phere of the play is more delightful
than any written description can tell.
"A Talk With Lyman Twins." The
comedians, the Lyman twins, who ap
pear here tomorrow with their big
company in "The Hustlers." are re
markahle fellows, not. only conioaians
who rank the? best, but show e.ualifiea-
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We are sh nving some except jnnal values in dra pet lets and lace curtains. Visit our Art
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If we haven't what, ycu want in Draperies made up. we will make them. Our lace cur
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Let us estimate the cost for your window shades, no charge.
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tions as managers which is seldom
: eeJi in the theatrical business. At the
close ef their ton r last, season and
before producing their new piece "The
Hustlers," which is strictly a musical
comedy, they went to New York city
to get new ideas for their cemiing pro
duction, visiting all of the big produc
tions of this order then playing there
ami obtaining much from them which
put together with their own genius,
which has marked all of their former
successes, have brought out an attrac
tion in the so-calkd "The Hustlers."
Is Slronj Attraction." The comiag
engagement of "As Told in the Hills,"
here today is said to be one e'f the
i trongest attractions of the present
theatrical season. The play is a
strongly written melodrama of west
ern life that abounds in thrilling sit
uations and exciting climaxes during
the action of which a goodly number
of up to date specialties are introduc
ed. The comedy element, has b; eu in
n) way neglected and in contrast with,
ro many of the so-called melodramas
written in recent years, there are no
features that are in any way objec
tionable. Comes Next Month. Next month
will see- the last perfoiuiPTtce hero
of that masterly comedy. "The ?Iar
riage of Kitty." Jules Murry Is re
sponsible for the production. Miss
Florence Gear heads the ca-st.
"Dcra Thorne." "Dora Thome."
Hertha M. Clay's celebrated novel, has
been dramatized and placed before the
public by the well known producing
managers, Rowland & Clifford. The
story of "Dora Thorne" has been care
fully followed and the production is
Eaid to be excellent. Almost every
reader of fiction has read the novel
and more than usual interest is being
nroused by the dramatization. Those
in the cast include Mis3 Emelie Less
ing, who plays the title role, and an
otherwise superior cast of competent
players. "Dora Thorne" will be at the
Illinois theater Tuesday evening, Sept.
"Uncle Josh" Secn.--"UncIe Josh
Spruceby" at popular 'prices was at
the Illinois last evening. The feature
was the work of the orchestra.
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I'roiiiiiie m among !;e early show
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