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THE AKQUB. FKIDAY . MAKCH 27, 1896.
COB. HffiETEENTH ST. ai SECOND AYE
Opposite Harper House, Rock Island.
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Bennett's Glove Store,
THE PLACE TO BUY
Room Mouldings, Pictures, Picture
Frames and Window Shades is at the
The Zmler Filter
Vi. ' a-T
Alien, Mvers & Company
&2 1 Second Avenue.
Hot Water Heating,
Steam and Gas Fitting,
Copper, Tin and .
Sheet Iron Work.
The latest Spring and
Easter Gloves have
arrived. Also a full
line of ladies' and
gents' Bicycle Gloves
Local Agents fcr
the "Fowler." "Ide"
and "Sechler" Bicy
cles. Call and ex
amine them at
1605 SECOND AVENUE.
312 and 314 Twentieth street
IS THE BEST.
There arc no tubes to break.
It will last longer and filter
Utter. 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 filter ever offered to
the public. Do not be de
ceived, bnt get the best. Call
and tee the Zigler at
Opposite Harper House
HAS BEEN LOCATED.
Charles Reiher Who Saw Bas-
tian Burying a Man.
MAT COME BACK TO AID SEAECH.
nia Reasons for Not Notifying the Sheriff
Talked or What Be Saw Freqneatlj
Relatlraaat Coat Valley Whom Be Vis
ited VmmX Summer.
The whereabouts of the man who.
s stated some time ago in The
Akgls, reported In Black Hawk town-
hip of having seen Henry r. Bastian
burying a man near a tree on his
farm has been at last definitely locat
ed. The name of this important
witness in view of the late develop
ments, is Charles Reiher, and he is
now a bar tender living at 221G West
Carroll avenue, Chicago. He is SO
years old now and married.- At the
time he is supposed to have wit
nessed the ghastly sight on the Bas
tian farm Kreiosen was working
there and it was just about then that
tbe latter disappeared.
Kcicher is a brother to Mrs. td-
ward Studer. of Coal Valley, and
with that lady he always made his
home while in the countv. Since go
ng away he has made several
visits to her, the last being during
last summer when he reported to
friends in Coal Valley the story of
what he had seen at the Bastian
premises. Among others to whom
be related the facts was Hugh Mar
tin, of Coal valley, who asked him
wbv be did not report the circum
stances to the sheriff.
Because," was Reiher's replv,
'if 1 said such a thing about Henry
Hastain 1 am afraid tbev would put
me in an insane asylum, as they did
once before several" vears ago."
Keiher had been sent to the asy
lum, but he need have no fear of go
ing there again now if he imparts the
niormation be is said to possess.
He told in Coal Valley of being able
to go direct to tbe tree where he saw
tbe interment made.
May Come Bark to Kork leland.
Keiher may come back to Rock
Island and go out to tbe Bastian
farm and point out the tree. ShcrilT
llemenway has written him and
should have an answer tomorrow, if
lie i her does not come himsi-lf at
once. At all events the sheriff has
secured permission to search the
premises and be will do so tbe hrst
of tbe week without the consent of
the countv board.
Mefdamca Osborn Dumbald and
J. M. Kanbarger had a joint celebra
tion of tbeir 34th oirUidav anniver
saries at the lattcr's residence at. 737
Fourteenth-and-a-balf street Wedne
day evening. Mrs. Dambald and
Mrs. Kanbarger are twins and
daughters of Mrs. C. Swanson, of
fJalesburg, who was present on this
happy occasion. Others present
were: Mr. aid Mrs. A. (Justus and
Mr. and Mrs. A. Arp, of Moline: Mrs.
h. II. Smith and sun, of ualesburg;
Messrs. and Mesdanies P. J. Lee, W.
A. Guthrie, A. W. Sinnet, Bollmsn,
W. Hause. J. G. Smith and W. I
Zu e'dcr; Mesdaures Fickenscher and
Garvin, and Miss M imie Lee, Rock
Island. The hostesses received many
Remains Taken Bomr.
The remains of Frank G. Hollister,
who met such a terrible fate in a
runaway accident on twentieth
street yesterday, were shipped to
the home of his father in Tort Byron
The deccasf d was a son of Reuben
Hollister, of Port Bvron. Four vears
ago he was married to Sarah Burns,
a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burns,
of 519 Twenty-second street. This
spring Mr. Hollister moved from a
farm in Xuma township onto the
place ot Adam Schmidt in Kdging
The Oflleer Kxplalns.
An explanation of that peculiar
conduct on the part ot a member of
the police department, mentioned in
last evening s Amies, was made by
the o flicer in question today. And he
aid so in a frank anr manly man
ner. The bine coat admitted in
vading the building in which the tel
ephnne office is loca'ed on the even
ing referred to, but denies that his
motive was other than that of duty,
which he avers, to have been doing
when be songht to ascertain the
whereabouts of an attache of
the Western Unicn Telegraph office
tne door ot which was open.
In Bard Lack.
Eddie Foy's company which plavcd
the StraDge Adventures of Miss
I.rown" at Davenport the other even
ing, had all kinds of bad luck while
on its way to Peoria Wednesday
morning. Two of the male members
while crossing from one coach to an
other near Coal Valley were deprived
oi ineir headgear, wbich never re
turned. One of the ladies on reach
ing Peoria found her pocketbook con
talning several dollars and a number
of treasured trinkets, missing.
Itoth A tent and Wheel Reliable.
Charles Wnlff w vt.A,AAe im
smith at 131 Eighteenth street, is the
tnn.l ff . . . - 1
ofccu. iur me .uaiesuc Dicvcie,
i i , . . . .
luai.B uy n m pen wros. &. Co., oi e
York, the well known makers of fire
arms. The Mipati fa nn nt thi
handsomest and most reliable wheels
made and retails for 85
Wolff can furnish wheels from 50
J85 and also does repairing. He is
morougn mechanic and any work
trusted to him will be certain of
closest attention. He also carries
line of bicycle snndries.
SCHOLARS GIVE A SHOW.
Delictual Entertainment at the High
School Last Kvealnn;.
The High' school, scholars enter
tained a large audience in a most de
lightful manner last evening.
The affair was lor the most part tn
German and was given under the
direction of Miss Augusta Hellpen-
stell, who teaches this language at
the High school. In the execution
of the several numbers the most care
ful training was perceptible and the
way in which the young folk mas
tered tbe German tongue would have
done credit to a new arrival from the
fatherland. All in all, it was a an
exceedingly well arranged and
charmingly executed program one
that reflected much credit on Miss
Hellpenstell's ability: and then the
scholars are entitled to no little
Miss Ethel Dougherty precluded
the opening number with a descrip
tion of the musical accomplishments
of the Germans; how sweet their
bards sang and how they loved their
native airs. The students of
the second and third German classes
sang "Farewell to the Forest;" Miss
Olga lioehow gave a nice description
of a trip through Germany; Henry
Hanson, Harry v eicn, unanes Dur
ham and Theodore Blakesley sang
a character quartet number entitled
Jolly Jonathan; ' Miss Mary loung
took her audience on a tour of
Paris; the second and third German
classes sang "Holy, Night" and
The Nixi," and a mandolin club
composed of Misses Lulu Har
ris, fcvelvn Long, carrie J-.nr-
born, Florence Mixter and E. Ear.
horn and Leo Larkin gave a finale to
the nrst part.
The second part opened with a
1-act German comedy entitled.
Here it Goes and There it Goes."
The character of Mr. Knusemirer
was assumed by Charles Durham ;Mrs
Knusemeier Imt Miss L. IVysinger;
Ferdinand by Carl Bernhardi; Emil
by Carl Kocnow and the doctor by
Theodore Blakesley. It was a very
comical sketch and the young folk
assuming the several rolls, especially
Mr. Darbam, who undertook the job
of following the movements of (he
clock band for an hour under a
wager, did well. A novel part of
the entertainment was the playing
of an orchestra under the direction
of Prof. II. X. Halsey. Those com
posing the orchestra were: Misses
fcthel Dougherty, M. Bear, A. Mar.
shall, K. Brennan, M. Sauerman, A.
Brennan, M. Melchoir, R. Cramer,
M. Hale, r. Scott, and Messrs. Theo
dore Blakesley, N. Williams, Carl
Bernhardi and Clarence Schroeder.
Another selection by the mandolin
club and a series of living pictures
from "Dornroeschen," (The Sleeping
iseauty) closed the entertainment
These, were artistic and beautiful
The characters were: King, Fred
Kent or; queen. Miss F'lorence Mix.
ter; prince, John tezler; sleeping
beauty. Miss Agnes Gilniore; fairy.
Miss Laura Gordon; court ladies.
Muses A. Shaw N. Peetz, A. Keator.
F. Harms and C. like; court tester.
Leonard Totten; guard, Fred Grot-
jan; pages, D. Marshall and . Ad
ams; cook. D. Wright; kitchen boy,
The exhibition was given for the
purpose of raising funds with which
to buy a library and it is unnecessary
to say mat tue anticipation of those
arranging it were realized.
County Hoard Doings.
Representatives of the several fur
niture companies are before the su
pervisors today explaining the merits
oi ineir goods.
The building committee submitted
its report regarding court house fur
niture to the special meeting ot the
county board yesterday afternoon.
1 ho bids are as follows: Brammer
Manufacturing company, $7,514.10;
M. Ohmer's Sons, f 12,2C0; Variety
Wood Works, $7,003; Ketchani Man
ufacturing company, $11,989.50;
sonant Bros., $12,412; Moline Furni
ture company, ?8.2SL.
The board also made recommen
dations as to the contract with the
Fcnton Manufacturing company for
metallic furniture, the proposal of
the Chicago Bridge & Iron company
for etrenglhoning the tower, recom
mending pink Tennessee marble for
wa'nscoting, where marble is sneer
fied, the placing of two memorial tlabs
in the main entrance showing the
names of the building committee and
ot the board, and allowing Supt. Col
lins' estimate of f 1,473.
Beat of All
tO Cleanse the RVRt(m in a imnlla on
-,-v us mmm ca v-uikiv wii
truly beneficial manner. When the
rrnjgtime comes, use the true and
perfect remedy. Syrup of Fi-s. One
uui"u nuBwer ior au xne lamiiv
and costs only 53 cents; the lar"e
MZ.C i. uuy me genuine. Mann
factored by the California Fig Syruf
company only, and for sale by al
Rare Chance for a Bargain.
The cheapest in the market. For
ty-liye desirable and cheap bu lding
lots in V. M. Branding's new addi
tion to the city, situated at the head
of Twenty-fifth strett and on Thir
teenth avenue, are offered for sale on
easy terms and long time. Enquire
a i uc -wen isiana savings bank.
J. M. Bcfokp. Agent.
Bare Von Bad the Grin?
If you have, yon probably need a
reliable medicine like Foley's Honey
and Tar to heal your luncs and ston
the racking coogh incidental to this
disease. For tale at IL F. Bahnsen'i
Top and spring overcoat 18.50 and
10. So miners & La Velle.
0 BY THE RECORD.
Corporations Like Men to be
Judged by Their Deeds.
HOW OF THE OLD FEBEY COMPACT?
If There. Is bo "Law to Require Compa
nies to Make Public Improvementa
Then Let na Meet Those Who Cone In
Withont a Law City's I a tercets first.
Anent the discussion of the ferry
franchise the Union takes exception
to the position of Tuk Annus that
the contemplation of the require
ment, puunc good," as applied
to the service to be rendered by a
ferry company, under license of the
city and the state embraces public
improvements, it is vigorously
contended in combatting this theory
that "such a construction would
oblige tha ferry company to pay a
snare in all public improvement.
That is not the view held by The
arocs, whose position is that tbe
ferry company can only serve "the
public good" in all that the term im
plies by participating in those public
improvements .which affect it. The
folly of attempting to involve it in
improvements other than those di
rectly affecting its approaches is too
apparent for extended discussion.
But it is maintained that the ferry
company ought to be required to
near its proportion of the sub
stantial improvements on the levee,
and if there is no law wbich can
compel it to do so, then it is time to
encourage the company which volun
tarily agrees to do its part to the
extent ot putting up a bond for the
laitniui carrying out of its obligation
in tne premises, n mere is no Jaw
to -.reach those who ought to, then
let the city encourage those who
The Record Is What Counts.
As to the present company's gen
eral service and general disposition
toward tne puouc, it may be judged
oy its own record. Were it possible
for anyone to point to a single in
stance in the history of the ferry
company, or oi those who control it.
where there has been the slightest
manifestation of a disposition to act
or to aid in the promotion of public
improvements, either directly or in
directly, it would be different, but the
company has the reputation and
well-earned, too of being an obsta
cle to the public good, rather than a
promoter of it. Indeed the little
batch of macadam dumped down at
the foot of Eighteenth street now is
the first that has been there for years
12.2. 1 1 . ( .
nuu it is oniy uue to tne controversy
that has arisen that it is there now.
as it was needed weeks ago fully as
much as now.
The Union, speaking of the purpose
oi tne city to improve the levee,
while contenting itself that "it has
not yet passed tbe ordinance which
makes the decision operative."
thus it appeals "we ask in all fair
ness and candor if a single thin; has
been done or said by anyone identi
fied with the ferry company indicat
ing opposition to this movement?
And as to the ferry service proper it
is in all its details tbe best on the
Mississippi river between St. Louis
and St. Paul. Xowhcre in these
limits are safer boats or more fre
quent trips; nowhere a daily service
that lasts from 5 a. m. till mid
night, the boat all the time coming
Without commenting on the deep
interest manifested in this perora
tion i f the Union, even to the em.
ployment of the . editorial "we," it
need only be said of the old com
pany's disposition as to the improve
ments contemplated, or of its present
service, it can best be judged by its
general record of long years' stand
ing. The emergency does not always
afford the example. It is the rule
that proves the rase.
In other words, "there are rea
sons" why things arc thusly just at
You will agree with us that the
water furnished you by the Missis
sippi needs cleaning. Tou can do
this to perfection by using an Erie
niter. See Davis company.
SHOULD BE YOUR AIM IN
BUYING GROCERIES, AND
FOODS THAT ARE TOO
CHEAP ARE NOT FIT
MANY OF Til EM FOR THE
NOTHING IS CHEAP
THAT IS 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 IS
PROMPT AND RELIABLE.
2304 Fifth At. Fkon 11M.
OUR LINE OF
Velvet. Body and
Agra and Ineraia
And Chinese and Japanese
Is now complete. We invite your
inspection of Qualities and Prices.
A. J. SMITH & SON
123-125 W. Third St., DAVENPORT.
m I aW Mm
Take a bunch of time tables of the different rail
roads and oiien them up. Inside each one you'll
find a man. Look at the different maps and what
de you see? Between any two prominent cities in
the country where two or more roads run, each map
will show you that this particular road is the most
direct route, and all the other roads go . in a round
about way. Take the fiuurrs then and look them
over, and you'll see Unit some one Kirticiilar mad
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 onk iikst wat.
It's like this in reading about goods. Every store
blows its own horn. They each claim to give you
more or better for your money than the others.
How can you tell'.' Look at the figi iies. See
how they all "get there." Go 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 yon can get as good a suit
for your boy as our 82.50 all wool Knee Pant Suit.
See if 85 will get your big boy as good a suit as we
are showing these days. Ixxk into these things
for yourself. It pays whether you're buying Tick
ets or Clothes.
Sommers & LaVelle
1804 Second Avenue.
The above prices will continue only till April 1.
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, .- . - 1712 SECOND AVENUE
Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices.
N THE NECK
Is where you feel it most when yonr collars are sent
home from tbe lanndry with a "raw edge." When
this happens to you. say to yourself: I'm tired of
this! Believe I'll make a change. I'jl try another
place." Yon will like the way we "do op" your
collars aud cuffs and shirts! Returned to yon
clean and white. We are careful of your linen
handle it "gently" use machinery that won't
tear" it. Let your bundle come we're always
ready our wagons will calL It will le returned
to yon the day promised, too! Drop a postal.
Rock Island Steam Laundry.
Bauersfeld 45c Sexton. Telephone iaot.
West Seventeenth street.
lw aT A aW nX r
During the month of March we
will offer all oar high-grade
shoes at such prices that no one
can afford to miss tbe opportun
ity of securing a pair.
Ladles' Shoes, worth tHL nine at
Men's patent leathers, worth 17 On, goto it at 15 no
- !," 4.75
" " " III. 4tS
" 5011. " it ri
Men's fordont shoes, worth $i..ui, 4 40
44 Kaneaioo " 5 00. " In
Call t.0, a.s