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THE ROCIv ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, JULY 27. 10IT.
KINDT TALKS OF
Controller of Local Theatre
Says It Will Be Run in First
BOOK GOOD ATTRACTIONS
While Rurh Improvements Hill Be
Made as Conditions Will
"What are you going to do with the
Illinois?" was asked of Charles T.
Kindt, who was in Rock Island this
"We are going to rnn the Illinois,"
was Mr. Kindt's reply, '"and e are
going to run it right. I Fee the people
want a good line of attractions. Well,
we are going to give them what they
want. To be real frank, however, the
Illinois has not proved a paying prop
osition in the past few seasons. We
Take your own Three-Eye baseball
league. Has It not been on the rocks
all the year, due to poor attendance?
This is not chargeable entirely to the
long-waged controversy, although that
may have had some effect. But it is
true of baseball everywhere. It is
shown in all the leagues, not only in
leagues of the Three-Eye class, but in
the larger one, even to the major or
ganizations. The people are not spend
ing the money for amusement. That
is the thing in a nutshell. And the
theatre man must think about these
things before be goes ahead and entails
a big bill of expense before the season
opens. He must count on getting the
money back at the door before the cur
tain rises, or he is a poor business
"However, we are figuring over the
Illinois, and you may say to the peo
ple of Rock Island that their playhouse
will be run in first class shape and
made as attractive as we can afford
to make it."
HORSES PLAY AT FOOTBALL
One of the Manj Features With
Buffalo Bills Wild West.
Football on horseback bids fair to
rival polo as a game for horseback
have put on some pretty good shows 1 riders in this country. The Buffalo
.... ...... . t mil U'oot o n Zoo-Tia Hill TTV -
Lnaerstana, it is not always
. II i'Ui
possible to get the right productions
Just when we want them. They are
sometimes far apart, and then again
they come in bunches, and when this
happens there is always the complaint
about too much of a good thing But
everybody does not understand the
hw business. B.oking and routing
of attractions is one thing. Getting
them at the time you want them is
Hnntfipr Thp Lit. khoxs arp rmite.i i
Bill Wild West and Pawnee Bill Far
East is demonstrating the sport this
year as one of the features of that
popular exhibition. It is played by
a group of horsemen, trained to ex
pertness in the new "fad"' mounted
on the lively western ponies which
are features with the Wild West.
A large ball, standing half as high
as an ordinary horse, is used as the
"football." The knees of the pon
ies are padded and by runn'ng into
it f Vi Hc11 tu thus nrriTii.! loH frrTn ,
from New xork, and there is a whole , j tQ Aslde rom tfle ,nter. j
lot to be taken into consideration in j eBt wWch, tfae game createS- there
routing. The booking agencies can- j Js a Btrong element of grotesque j
not so arrange the tours that there , comedy in the exhibition. The !
thall be so many days apart between , horse8 are rigged out after the fash- !
productions in every city in a circuit, j ion of the regulation football player.!
Railroad mileage, the resj-ective draw- ( wUh guards and pads of a!; SOr-.., :
lug capacities of houses, based upon i presenting a grotesque appearance. ;
the experiences of the past all these ; In eVery way the football horses are i
things have to be taken into cocsid j interesting, and the diversion is!
rmuuu. e are going to uo in" i proving a great hit with patrons ct
best we can lor Rock Island. We an? j the Wild West exhibition,
working with that end in view." j The horses play a star part
improvement! if POsiBi.E. (throughout Buffalo Bills entire pro-
'Going to make any improvements j gram. Ray Thompson's trained wes
in the Illinois 'htatre V' ' tern range horsey are a special feat-
"Vcs. we are honiun to do some over-! ur"- anJ Uie'.r graceful evolutions
ltd. 11 JL mLM. Ill 1 lks iia N M
hauling. But ou must know that the-;
utre improvements cost money. While i
It is 10 ytars since the Illinois was j
built, and there has not been a gen
eral overhauling in that time, we have'
re'.arpetcd it several times, the last '.
time a year ago. and there are always ;
necessary repairs that eat up th; I
money. We would like very much to I
redecorate ii this year and perhaps we
will per our way to do thin and to pro-
vide new Fieuery. and another year put !
in new seats in the orchestra floor.
are supplemented by 'be marvelous
high school exhibitive feats of Rhod-j
Royal's 20 thoroughbreds. Bucking
horses, Indian ponies and Arabian
steeds are numbered among the
aqu'ne stars of the Wild West, eon- j
tributing vastly to a program of I
The big Indian battles, the Wild !
West scenes, and the reproduction ;'
of historic events add materially to '
the distinctive enter' ainruent of
w hich Col. William V. Ccdy, the orig-
; inal and only Buffalo Bill, is the
i ne ongmai :i:airs were not a sue- ( originator and founder. In all that
cess and we have been wishing wen, presented during the Wild West
oul.l replace them ever since we took , performance, realism and truth pre-'h-
house, bir the money has notvails Everything is real and auth
l.een forthcoming. ; entic. There is no sham or suhter-
iii t.(ik.)oiik skaso. b i. jfuge. and riding at the head of his
"Then there is another thing to think galaxy of horsemen, directing the en
about, while you are talking improve- ! tertainment and appearing at every
inents. The amusement problem is an ' performance, the real, genuine and
onen one. t liK.-. hern aii exceedinelv only Bunaio Hill appears at everj
'ml year for out-of-door anmsenients performance, rain or sh ne. for tli
The ONLY man on
by SEiooting the
ursning Mass of Fiamese
Ttl wfi flirts with death
Chutes ocn ioIEer Skates in a
GET GOIN' RIDE THE TROLLEY
f nil kinds. ho far. and what the in , lat time in Moline Aug. 2 arid f)av
door htasun will hrim; forth remains to i pnport Aug. ....
IIIDH I ill 111 II' Mill
l, kO.ti T'IL- ... o,,,' ..Irr... A , l
.. a..,. 1... win un vo,.' that the) GETS HIS CIVIL WAR PAYjLiSHni
business has fallen fT everywhere, i
!lail .1. (limn of ltelteiitli-f Has
if:j-;5 Due Hun. j
favi(l J. 'hinn of B-tier ciurf. is in :
re-eipt of a letter from the treasury
lepartment stating that a chok for
2 :-:." on the treasury of the I'uited
Sta'es will dp sent Juni soon, for lh-i ;
' balaiH e of pay due him for services I
Don't Hide Them with a Veil: Remov? 1 rendered for the government during
the civil war. Mr. Chinn wa? a pnat.
in the 21st I'nited States infantry, and
in the 2nd Iowa volunteers The above
C'K L E 8
The Religion of Democracy
Hy Honorable John J. Ient., batte Mpnilier of (ongro.s l-'rom Ohio,
Them with the New Drug.
Ai: eminent skin spei.aH.si recent
:usroered a new rir'.R. ofhine coi
iile stiinctb. which is so unitorm!.
siacessf ill in lemoviu frorkles tn-l
-:iviut a lear beautiful romplexu-.i
;hat ii is sold under an absolute guf
a;iter to retund the money if it fa:u'.
l.mifil Yty the PrrsF Bureau. Xation;il
I n-trM" ra t k- I.oag'ic ef Clubs. AUricbt.-
cals of Thomas Jefferson's day. Wo j pointed to investigate the matter. ii"ar-
(iay inspire you with a nobler anil
ly 2' have reported favorably and vet
'we do not have Hie postal telegraph,
land the only opposition to it among
, the SO millions of people is the on--
famil;. that owns and controls the
! Western I'nion. If the people under-
depanment. as follows: fay July l'J
and IT. lSti5. $1.07. and for clothing.
shall not have to look far to locate the
tyrants known as the telegraph trust,
the street railway trust, and such other
trusts as have power sufficient to en
ter the president's cabinet in (heir
greedy efforts to monopolize the wealth ! stood the science of government, they
i sweeter love for aii your neighbors, ! and treasure of the Alaskan storehouse ; would soon call to a reckoning Uio.se
I then it is high time that you changed ! and other treasures throughout the j who misrepresent, thorn at Washing
fyour political religion. The true dem-; lani ton and have ibis rf form without any
ocrat is a radical who wi;nts jo make. The whole eountrv bhudders as it ; further delay.
Why shouldn't the people of thj
It was the radicalism of Thomas Jef
wx,,.r o c f,-,,,T-., ni him ; tt,. jr ; lersori ;nat mveiiteu an eaucationai " " "'J mo--. i i,.ij-- iuuum; Miuuueia aa
system uutrammeled by any religious our ninetv minions ot pcopie eacn ana oniemplates ttie recent disclosures ol
superstition and bigotry. It was he i:o!a" fiucated. sen respecting. neigriDor i glaft in the city halls, graft in the i",iited States use this Cod given right
firt projeeted an educational systet l ' lo in8 nH''i and women, recognizing , court houses, graft in the state capitols ' to transmit thought by lightning at a
maintained and supported by the gov-; equality without legard to sex .-. H j and graft in the national capitol. Graft ! mere nominal cost? Why should all
ernment looking solely to the purpose j w ithout regard to previous conditions , that contaminates and corrupts every- !lne civilized governments of the earth
of dev. loping better heart and better oi religious or economic M-nnuae. . oony trom the ward worsers to m-i i have their own postal telegraph sys
government. with the telegraph in
stalled and the Immediate and inex
pensive transmission of ideas and fa" s
to every cross-roads postofflee in th
I'uited States, It would be but a shot'
time until the same democracy tha'
had destroyed ,the telegraph trust
would follow up this work with such
prompt and effective education of the
people that other measures would bo
written nron the statute book-t to e1' in
itiate anl eradicate every trust now
fattening upon the marrow of the
JOHN J. LEXZ.
Ifc'i' t jiide ;.our freckles under a; When the stomach fails to perform
veil; ei an ounce of othlne and rc jits functions, the bowels become ie
ii!oc them Kvon the ri r t tiigiu's ue j ranged, the liver and the kidneys en-i-l
show a w otil i t il tmprovemen". 1 gested causing numerous diseases,
souu of the lighter freckles vanishing , The stomach and liver must be rc
entirely. It is absolut'y nannies. auJ J stored to a healthy condition and his young manhood when he said: "I j each and all ready to sting the drones
cannot injure the most tender skin. i Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver have sworn on the al'ar of God eternal alll cast them out.
lie sure to : k your druggist for ihc Tablets can be oepended upon to do 1'- hostility to every form of tyranny ov'.i i It is vanity, it is selfishness, which
double stiviitth otisine; it is this that; Easy to take and most effective. So'd
is sold on tue money hack guarantee, i bv all druggists.
$5.00 Off the Price
of Every Suit
At' the great reduction sale at Emig"s Tailor
This sale place3 before you while they last
your choice of
to your order for
( F.xcrpt all (-olid blues and blacks).
1730 Second Avenue.
if you please, and at the same timeif30'1 and all ready and willing to car-j banks and other corporate interests of f)f America stand with Yucatan and
maintaining allegiance to his oath of j r' rs share of honey to the hive, and . the land. Graft that rots the marrow ; Honduras without a governmental tele.
graph. What company do we keep as
What this country immediately ned.-s
is the right of the. cheapest and promp
test exchange of id' as and that ehang-;
should bo by the use of electricity. V
aa stated by I'rofes.-ior Parsons of
Boston that we could install the tele-
brains, strengthening mental muscK, ! 1 n,p democracy is a swarm or bees, presidents and other officers of our tem and why should the United States
and the bone of our political system.
Graft that besmirches the good name
of those who hold the humblest aud
j Lfee m;nd of man." .develops and establit-hes trusfocracv i those who hold the hiebest places ia
j Jefferson was so radical that his in the land. The desire to strut and! church and society. Graft here, graft
j greatest follower. Abraham Lincoln, j pose as a superior of your neighbors is j thTe. graft everywhere, and the time
j suffered martyrdom in 1S65 for believ-; the actual cause and substance of the j is rotten ripe for change,
irjg with Jefferson in the emancipa parasite who lives on the labor of oth- ' How shall we make this change'
: tion of the black slave. It was Jeffer-! er. The difference between the para- If undertake too much we scatter j raph -;n every po&toffic.: jn America
, son's supreme purpose to make men site and the other men is only a matter our influences and accomplish nothing al a tos,, nf $r,i,ino,fif.o. Wouldn't it b-;
think. The declaration of independ-'of dgree. The former is ery apt toll, seems to me that we thould follow , wlfee atl(j pos.-ibb- to save 'his from ai
; ence was a political summary and crys-j be a man who wants to own aii tne;ine example oi inomas .ieuerson an i single year's, appropriation now made
I talization of all the moral purpose of ' adjoining farms. The merchant in the j address ourselves to the matter of edu- maintain a naval and military sy
the laws of Moses and all the teach- ; city is very apt to be a man who wants ( caing the people for self government j t(.m lo overn people against th'-ir will
Ings of the divine Master, who taught j to own all the stores in the city. This ' and as I see it the first step necessary, ; jn the Philippine islands?
! you should "love your neighbor as. greed to be the whole thing and to ; is to maKe tne transmission or Know j r,eiif.ve ,a, every democrat, north;
i yourself. Coming at the time it dia, own tne earth is not soieiy connnea ienge avanaoie ai me ioei poasioie and iouth is in favor of having the
; its chief purpose w as to set men thirk- j within the thick pachyderm ef kings and i rost and by this I mean the Improve-, postal fcervk e improved by the use of I
ir.g of their political rights j czars We are all living in a civilir.a- j ment of the postal service by the In-! ,te telegraph and I b'-lk-ve substan-'
Democracy is the doctrine of doing Ulon where the tendency and tempta-. stal!atlon ct the telegraph in every tjat.y ,.very voter In the republican;
things True democracy is not an or- i Hon is to get into the treadmill of J postoffice of the republic. There are i ,,arty ,t0,ild be educated to the support.
ganization for the benefit of a few more land, more corn, more hogs, more only j...oi'u western i mon ornces in
"Yoa want to go back to yonr bow
band, do you? How did yon tell him?"
I boogbt myself a new bat and
sent him tba tdU." Fliegende Blatter.
spoilsmen. There is a wide difference I money.
between the statesmanship of democ-j Oh, for an age and a civilization
racy and the politics of democracy, as ' where the universal cry shall not be
wide as the difference between a tor more land, more corn, out tcotei
statesman and a politician A states-! men. more women, more brain and
P man is a man seeking an opportunity ' more heart! If we are to be monopo-! No one ran explain why the national j
to do something for everybody, while j lists let us be monopolists of intel
the politician is a man seeking an op- lectual and spiritual substance, with
portunity to do everybody for some- J which God's universe is stored so full,
thing. If you are a democrat, or if j so high, 6o deep and so wise that thre
you are a republican, you may be a is enough for all of us. The dollar
; good partisan or you may be a good should be regarded as only a key to
'citizen, and there is a wide gulf be- open the storehouses of civilization,
tween the two. If the party to which 1 How may we profit by the example
of our ticket iu i:12. if we declared
wis country, wane mere are overjWjfn en.i basis that this one reform
50.000 postoffices. This leaves more , woul(j r, ght.n ,he ptopie ln retuni
than . ftfiO e-ur Tera of rnnulatlnn wi-trp - f . i.
. -, - i , ice oi.iion oue uunureu rnniion j
there is no way to communicate j ,i0iiars of tax-s c.llectc(J annually from j
thought by electricity. j them for the surooit of the federal !
Ui . i U
rj vaJ i - i s
mk. f y ma
government has hc-eu so mlatory m ! -this,
except by the same expiar.atiot.
which must be given ia shame for so i
many o'her shortcomings in our gov- j
ernmental affairs. It is estimated tba ;
30 wor is could be st nt by wire no mat
ter what the distance, for the petty
sum of five cents In other words, in-
; you belong does not love all humanity ; cf Thomas Jefferson? If we are the ; stead of sending a letter by usn? a j
better and better each day, then It is , legitimate heirs and the democratit j two-cent Btamp, we would use a Eve-
high time that you changed your party" ' successors of Thomas Jefferson, our i cent stamp to send a telegram, whe'h-;
I once heard a Quaker woman preHCu duty Is plain and our opportunity gTeaL er we sent it to the neighboring town .
a sermon, in which she said: ""If thy As a political organization we should : or sent it to the Pacific coast. Nearly I
religion doesn't change thee, then thee find who are the tyrants of this genera- i 10. bills have been Introduced ir.to ;
had better change thy religion."- j tion and frame a new declaration of ' congress to install a postal teU-griph
AnS so I say in this message, that ; independence and enter upon the war I but rot one of them has be'-n passr d.
if ycur political party doesn't day byof dethronement, just as did the rtd -it)ut of the numerous committees ap-
The one best shoe
polbh. Quick, brilliant,
THE t. r. DA HIT CO.. Ui.