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THE ABGU8, THUB8DAY MAKCH 26, 1890.
COR. METEENTH ST. and SECOND AYE
Opposite Harper House, Rock Island.
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Bennett's Glove Store,
I where tou fcrl It moot when your collars arc sent
home froni the laundry with a "raw edge." When
thin happen to toil say ti yourself: I'm tired of
this! Believe I'll make a change. I'll try another
place." You wljl like the way we "do up' yoor
collar and on Hi and shirts! Returned to you
clean and white. We are careful of your linen
liaudln it "gently" use machinery that won't
tear" If. Let your bundle come we're always
rrady our wagons will rail. It will be returned
to you the day promised, too! Drop a postal.
Rock Island Steam Laundry.
Baucrsfeld & Sexton. Telephone 1293.
West Seventeenth ttreet.
The Zigler Filter
Allen, Mvers & Company
1S21 Second Avenue.
Hot Water Heating,
Steam and Gas Fitting,
Copper, Tin and
Sheet Iron Work.
The latest Spring and
Ea-ter Gloves have
arrived. Also a full
line of ladies' and
gent' Bicycle Gloves
Local Agents for
the "Fowler," "Ide"
and "Sechler" Bicy
cles. Call and ex
amine them at
1605 SECOND AVENUE.
IS THE BEST.
There arc no tubes to break.
It will last longer and filter
better. It will filter more in
the same time than any other.
It filters as clear as crystal.
It is the simplest and the most
durable Glter ever offered to
the public. Do not be de
ceived, but get the best. Call
and see the Zigler at
Opposite Harper House
THE PUBLIC GOOD.
The Meaning of the Term as to
SERVICE ABD DISPOSIJIOH TAKES.
The Law easl Ita Adaptation tha Prevent
Hltaatloa I Footle KOeslea on Be
ba'f ortfteOldt ompavT The City's la.
Irratu ara P'lo.
It is eoutended on the part of tha
Union that because both the scate
law and the municipal code are em.
powered to grant a ferry license in
view of the application' of the new
Twin-City company that whatever
the state law says is paramount,
and that any city ordinance that
seeks to override its provisions is
void of no effect whatever." If
this be true, why the flurry which is
now being created by the old com.
pany to prevent the granting by the
council of the license of the new? If
the position thus assumed is tenable,
and the conncil has no discretionary
powers in the premises, the old com
pany's license from the council is
surely void, too, and what matters it
what the municipal body does? The
Akucs disagrees with the theory ad.
vanced by the Union that such
authority as a municipality take3
onto itself is void, because that
authority is already held by the state
which is paramount on the princi
ple that all law-giving" bodies are
amenable to higher ones. A the
municipal law is to the state so is the
state law to the national. Localities
are permitted to govern themselves
oniy under such laws as conform to
the higher lawsof the commonwealth
and of the land. The state has general
license laws, and so has the city, and
because one may assume the province
of the other it does not to The Argus
appear that they are in conllict or
that either is void. As held yester
day, the state law has a general ap
plication and does not seem to be
intended to deprive the city of its
functions, but rather to assume the
authority when an incorporated
town does not exist where a ferry
license is sought.
"The state law," it is maintained
further by the morning law giver,
"recognizes a licensed ferry as a
franchise to be protected by the
power that derives revenue from it,
precisely as any other privilege of
an exclusive nature is. It says that
no other ferry shall be allowed
within mile of an established ferry
so long as such established ferry i
competent to do the business, and
its owner complies with the provis
ions of this act, unless the county
board in this case the city council j
shall deem it necessary to establish
another ferry for the public good.' "
For the Public tiouil.'
That phrase "for the public good''
is susceptible of broad construction
and comprehension. In the first place
11 snouia apply to tne service ren
dered, the customary service, not th"
emergency service. Ia the second
place it should apply to the general
disposition in the discharge of its duty
of the company seeking protection
unucr it toward the public. In the
third place it should apply to the
spirit ol tne company with reference
to all matters concerning its fran
chise and the public interest. So
that aside from ample and suflicient
accommodations at all times, and a
purprse to serve the public as well
as itfelf, the city may very properly.
it seems, consider tne question of
co-operation in public improvement
under inn bead ol "lor the public
good." Manifestly it has not been
lor the policy of the Davenport &
Kock Island Ferry company to meet
the municipality on a friendly foot
ing on the issue of public improve
ment. Had it done so, bad it gone
ahead with the march of progress and
kept abreast of the times, even
at a great sacrifice, as other corpora
tions depending on a limited public
patronage in the three cities have
done, then it would have been unfair
to have granted a franchise to a rival
company in the time of the golden
harvest. But the old ferry company
has not been public spirited it has
not done its duty to the public, and
hence has not served "the public
good." It has for years enjoyed a
princely franchise for which it has
given nothing in return. The new
company offers to give a bond to
make such public improvements as
the city may desire. It is "for the
publio good" to insure these im
provements. It is "for the public
good lor tne city to be in a position
to demand those improvements.
The Union to the contrary notwith
standing, the "public good" is moch
concerned in this matter, but the
dosing assumption which the Union
makes through its poetic applica
tion that "it requires no lobbying
to compel a council to grant a license
10 ao unlawful acts," is quite exhil
irating, not only in innuendo as far
as tne council is concerned, but in
view of the amount of lobbying be
ing done now by the emissaries of
the oid company 'to thwart such ac.
tion on the part of the council as
will be most assuredly for the pub
Hath Acrnt aud Vfn.el tillable.
Cbatles Wolff, the pioneer eun
smith at 121 Eighteenth street, is the
local agent for the Majestic bicrcle,
made bvHulbert Bro. A Co .ofSew
York, the well known makers of fire
arms. The Majestic is one of the
handsomest and mcst reliable wheels
made and retails for S5. Mr
Wolff can furnish wheels from $50 to
ffib and also does repairing. lie is a
thorough mechanic and any work en
trusted to him will be certain of the
closest attention. He also carries a
line ox bicycle sundries.
THE TOWNSHIP TICKET.
That of tba Dt ui jeni a a Sera Winner Ta'.
It does not take a prophet to tell
that tie democratic city-townsh'p
tickt t is a sure winner this year. Evci y
indication is in that direction. It is
in the very atmosphere. Since Mon
day night's convention the republi
can bosses have been contenting
themselves with the assurance that
Rcbert Kuschmann would not accept
tne nomination lor snpervisor, but in
this they are doomed to disappoint
ment, for Mr. Kuschmann fully
appreciates the honor bestowed upon
him and is in the race. . Further than
this, with the assurances that have
come to him unsolicited, he has every
reason to feel confident of election.
There are a great many people in
Kock island who realize about now
tht they made a grave mistake in vot
ing against Mr. Kuschmann for mayor
a year ago. and this time they propose
to niamuest tne confidence tney nave
in him. The commotion the dis
covery of the ineligibility of John
i. Stafford, democratic candidate for
assistant supervisor, occasioned, is
evidence of the powerful suspense
the Collins crowd is in and any
break in the democratic ticket was
hailed with infinite delight. But
Mr. Stafford's place will be filled by
a representative citizen. The demo.
cratic city-township committee has
determined to act with care in the
matter and secure such a candidate
as Mr. Stafford was, the right kind
exactly. This is the reason the sup.
plying of tne vacancy was deferred
at last evening's meeting until to
Secret of the Qoayle-Gahacen Nomination
The effrontery of the candidacy of
Quayle and Gahagen for election de
spite the protests of their own
wards is aggravating rather than
pacifying to the feeling against
then. "We are tired of this rin?
politics." said a representative First
ward repab'icai la t night. "We
are tired of this court house ring bus.
iness and there is no stronger evi
dence of the fact that there is a ring'
man the persistency wun which the
bosses have cli'ng to the retiring su
pervisors aud insisted on their re
nomination despite the opposition of
their wards. I'll tell you a little in.
cident of this: Just the night be
fore the republican convention a con
tractor came d wn to our ward and
asked a republican delegate to pre
sent tuayie to the caucus, lie knew
that none of our delegates would
take Gahagen, but we saw through
his little game, which was to present
Gahagen himself and that our sug
gesting Quayle would show that we
were not down on the ring, but that
it was merely Gabagen we were after.
Bat we are a'ter both of them. We
want fair play without dictation
from outside of tbe ward. We want
this court house ring broken and we
will snow it on election day sec if
The Other C nl'.!t.
For assessor IVer Schlemmiris
sure of election. That little
pamphlet of the tax list of the city
has proven a boomerang to tbe re
publican nominee and the jeople
want a change and a fair show. For
collector Herman Detjena will get a
splendid vote. lie is deserving of
tbe support thatis promised him and
will 1j surely elected.
Altogether the prospects could not
hi brighter, for the X rav of public
scrutiny seems to be shining clear
through some things that have here
tofore been kept dark in county mat
ters. OFFICER CALLED DOWN.
Seek to Invade the To In phone Station In
the Dead of Niuht.
A member of tbe ni;ht police force
had better refrain from a repetition
of that performance which he went
through at the central telephone sta
tion the other evening, or he is liable
to get himself inta serious trouble,
so the young lady who presides at
the keyboard during the still hours
The blue coat's motive for desiring
an entranca to the central station at
such an unreasonable hour is an.
known. A knock came at the door
of the office, which is located on the
second flior of the star block, iust
about midnight. The visitor was
asked his mission.
Where doe the manager of the
Western Union Telegraph company
live?" came the question.
He was told and central asked
whom her interrogator mieht be.
"Oh, don't you know me?" came
tne blue coat's answer.
Then the visitor walked away and
all was serene in that naturally quiet
jutauuB once aain.
A half hour Hter central was at
tracted by footsteps in the hallwav.
A knock came.
"Oh, don't you know me?"
So, I don't." answered central,
and what do vou want, anvwav."
"Oh. I'd like to have a little talk
"Well, sir, if you wish to talk with
me go and oo it through a telephone,
Do you understand?"
This was enough for the blue coat
and h3 btrutted. awav. -WhT. he
nearly frightened the life out of me,"
said the operator. "I really can't un
dtr&taod what be means. That West
ern Union business was onlv an ex
cuse. I guess. You know he asked
permission to come and visit me
uights once before. But I told him
I didn t receive callers. His actions
are very peculiar, indeed, and
think he had better attend to his
own business or he is liable to get
into iron Die.
1818 is Andy's number.
Frank Hollister Killed on Twen
TSIE3 TO MOUIT A MO v 1 EG "WAC05.
Stambtes on n Obstruction and la Hailed
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Loaded Teblcle PaMing Orrr Htm Cast
ing Almost InstantaneoDs Dealt).
Twentieth street between Third
and Fourth avenues was the scene cf
a frightful and fatal runaway
about 2 o'clock this afternoon. The
victim was Frank Hollister. a middle
aged farmer residing in Edgington
The unfortunate was transacting
business in Hansgen's Spencer square
grocery when his team, attached to
a farm wagon heavily loaded with
lumber and provisions, became
frightened and started up Twentieth
street. Hollister rushed from the
store and soon overtook the wagon.
The horses dashed onward at a lively
rate. Hollister took hold of tbe left
side of the wagon and endeavored to
reach the front: end and mount the
Falls Aralnat the Wheel.
In crossing Third avenue Hollister
stumbled against a street car track.
He fell over against the front wheel,
which whirled him aronnd and
dashed him onto the pavement with
terrible force. The rear wagon
wheel then passed over Hoi lister's
Tbe unfortunate was carried into
Hartz & Ullemeyer's drug store by
bystanders. He never spoke. One
short groan and life was extinct.
The team dashed on np Twentieth
street to Seventh avenue and then
ran over to Twenty-second street,
where it was caught. Little damage
had been done beyond the breaking
of a neck-yoke.
Coroner llawes conducted an in
quest over the remains, a jury com.
posed of H. A. Weld. W. U Ludolph,
J. J. Koucn, Andrew i.izei. II. S.
Powers and Phil Miller, returning a
veroict oi accidental death.
The body was examined by Dr.
De Silva, and the injuries were found
to consist of five fractured ribs on
the left side, while the neck was also
Mr. Hollister was formerly of Tort
Byron and was 27 years of age. He
is survived by his wife.
BOAT BLOWS UP.
Art. mas Lamb Overtaken lj a Fatal Dis
aster at Alton.
The rafter, Artemus Lamb, blew
up at Alton this morning, killinp
two ol the ere a man named Lan
caster, formerly of Le Claire, and
another named Laiiord.
The boat was owned by the Joy
Lumber company and was captained
by Shcrmtn Brown, formerly of
Kock lsiand, as well as by Eh Lan
He Ueserted Her.
Louisa Kramer says that Barney
Kramer deserted her without any
reaonaoie cause alter enjoyirg
aoout twenty-one years of connubial
happiness aud the considers his ac
tions of a rerious enough nature fcr
the circuit court judge to sever tbe
relations existing between herself and
husband. Mrs. Kramer says they
were married in Henry county and
nine cniurcn ranging in ao-es
between 5 and 20 years is the result
of their union. She likewise seeks
the f tistody of the children, claiming
Mr. Kramer to be of such a character
as to be an unfit person to entrust
with the care and education of a
Hest of All
to cleanse the pvsteni in a gentle and
truly beneficial manner. When the
springtime comes, use the true and
perfect remedy, Syrup of Figs. Oae
bottle will answer lor all the family
and costs only 50 cents; the large
size fl. Buy the genuine. Manu
factured by the California Fig Syrup
company only, and fur salt) by all
SHOULD BE YOUR AIM IX
BUYING GROCERIES, AND
FOODS THAT ARE TOO
CHEAP ARE NOT FIT
MANY OF THEM FOR THE
NOTHING IS CHEAP
THAT 13 INJURIOUS TO
HEALTH. BUY THEM
WHERE YOU ARE CER
TAIN THAT YOUR MONEY
- NO FINER LINE OF
FANCY GROCERIES CAN
BE FOUND IN THE CITY,
AND OUR SERVICE 13
PROMPT AND RELIABLE.
2S04 Fifth Ave. Phone 11M.
OUR LINE OF
Velvet. Body and
Agra and Ingrain
And Chinese and Japanese
Is now complete. We invite your
inspection of Qualities and Prices.
A. J. SMITH & SON
123-125 W. Third
Time Tables Tell Tales.
Take a bunch of time tables of the different rail
roads and open them tip. Inside each one you'll
liiid a map. Look at the different ina and what
do you see'.' Hetween any two prominent cities in
the country where two or more roads run, eaeh man
will show you that this particular road is the most
direct mute, and all the other roads go in a round
about way. Take the fk.i i:ks then mid look them
over, and you'll see that some one particular road
is shorter than the rest, or its trains do get there
ahead of the others. True, you can get there by
any of the roads but there's always one iif.st way.
It's like this in reading about goods. Every store
blows its own horn. They eaeh claim to give you
more or better for your money than the others.
How can you tell? Look at the KinnsKS. Jv-e
bow they all "get there." do in and see the re
sults in the different stores. See what you can get
with your money. There's always One Best Store
in every town. See if you can cet as good a suit
for your boy as our $2.50 all wool Knee Taut Suit.
See if 35 will get your big boy as good a suit as we
are showin? these days. Look into these things
for yourself, it pays whether you're buying Tick
ets or Clothes.
Sorarners & LaVelle
4 1814 Second Avenue
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The above prices will continue only till April i.
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1712 SECOND AVENUE
Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices.
That's what many a man has done who
carried a poor time-pitce, or had a eood
one repaired by a poor workman. When
you are goinc; to buy a watch or have
one repaired consult us and you will never
regret it. In considering our ability to give
the best of service in the line don't forget
that we carry a reliable line of Jewelry of
every description, and that our PRICES
One Prieo. y
During the month of March we
will offer all our high-grade
shoes at such prices that no one
can afford to miss tho opportun
ity of securing a pair.
Ladies Ebon, worth fVM), golnr .1 f-.as
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