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THE ABBUB. MONDAY. APBIIi 20, 1898
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A splendid fresh assortment jost received.
Underwear and Hosiery.
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1704 Second Ave.
NEVER IN THE HISTORY
Of the shoe business in Rock Island
has been shown such a large assort
ment of up-to-date footwear as Adams
is showing this season. The very
latest productions, and still
At Prices that
Are In the Reach of All . . .
Our Ladies $ and $4 goods arc
beauties in themselves; and our Men's
S2.50, $ and $4 grades are unequalled
at the price. Our goods are open for
inspection, and a call will convince you
of the fact that
P AM O
ALL ON THE QUIET.
Council Has ' Another Star
OOITAB WITH HEW FEBST OOXPAIT
Oppealtiea Cluuaptoaa Argae That The, la
Nt Eaoach, BtlHiii Sap art bttte
Lfta.ud Attar Cwpl, f Bow. Talk
tke DMa AaUeara WlthMt Imlt. .. -
It was all on the quiet Saturday
And several of the municipal pas,
including the mayor, were warm be
neath the vest that the proceedings
of the previous night's deliberations
should have been given publicity.
And how "that infernal evening
newspaper" got onto their little con.
versation with the captain and be
tween themselves none of the ald
ermen could understand. So when
they got together to hear from the
Twin-City Ferry company Saturday
night his honor bent over his desk
and ha 1 a word in Aid. Schroeder's
ear. And tbe Third ward represent
ative answered him in pretty strong
words that he would have no visi
tors, especially newspaper men, in
the meeting. So his honor bade all
not interested to move out.
Aid. Pender objected to the conn
cil having meetings behind closed
doors. "I don't see that we should
bi asLamed of our actions as aid.
ermen," insisted Aid. Fender. "This
is an affair which many people are
interested in and I think they have a
right to hear what we have to say
aoont me matter, we nave no right
to hold secret meetings, anyhow.1'
"Maybe that's what you think,"
put in tne mayor.
And Aid. Schneider also objected
to star chamber meetings. But the
kicks didn't go. The visitors
N.w Com pan 74 Bid.
After all the doors had been locked,
the blinds closed and tbe keyholes
packed with paper wads, the aldermen
turnea tneir ears northward and
awaited some one to make a move.
The Twin-City Ferry company was
assea u it naa anything to say.
William Jackson addressed the
council in behalf of the company.
Mr. Jackson said he was sorrv
tho oouncil had proposed secret
meetings on the ferry question, lie
would like to have been present
when the pld ferry company had a
hearing, for he would have main
tained then, as now. that any propo
sition outside of the obligation of the
license would not be binding; that
any proposition made by capt. Hob-
inson or tne new ferry company, out
side of tbe law under which the
license was issued, would be a vol
untary promise which could be per-
lormeu according to tne sense ol
honor that - tho party promising
would possess, and that while both
sides had been making such prom
ises they must be considered as vol
untary only. The new ferry com
pany had applied in a legal way for
a license, it was lor tne council to
say whether it should be issued; if
the council thought the license was
worth more than tho old ferry com.
pany was paying, the aldermen
could pass an ordinance increasing
the license fee; then if the . license
was issued to the new ferry com
pany the company would take it sub
ject to the increased rate. The new
ferry company had proposed to the
council to pay 500 license fee per
year. If the company was willing to
pay that, tbe council must assume
that it considered it worth that, . for
it did not want to run a ferry boat
simply in opposition to Capt. Robin
son, but rather bfcause it thought it
would be sufficiently proGtable to go
into the enterprise. Five hundred
dollors a year would be $2,500 for
five years to the city. When the
old ferry company's licence expired
then it would nave to par the in
creased rate or leave the field, which
it was not likely to do, and thus the
city, which only gets f 100 per year
now, wouia receive iu times more.
Vary Mack Auction.
Mr. Jackson further said that in
the present remarkable crippled
financial condition 01 the city he did
not see how any alderman could
answer to his constituents why the
license should not be granted. If
the new ferry was granted the li
cense it would have to give a bond to
maintain a ferry five years; that
would insure the city the license fee
for five years. If tbe applications of
the people shall be denied because
one man bids more than another,
then It is only a question of amount,
and thus the council would be prac
tically influenced by money consider
auons, when dealing with public
questions. Mr. Jackson said he
failed to see if the application for the
license should be refused, why the
public shonld not presume that the
influence that defeated it was not
founded upon consideration of pub
lic duty. Aldermen many times
talked eloquently about the rights of
the common people against the rich;
sucn talk, however, was oftentimes
simple pretense, for it is too appar
ent that the wealthy applicant is too
often allowed to override tho claims
of the moderate class, and thus alder
men claiming to be the defenders of
the common people are often too
ready to take a course thai makes
the rich richer and the poor poorer;
that what the council should do
would be to determine the aoDlica-
cation on fair and equal grounds be
tween tne on company ana tbe
other. That for one he was not will
ing that tha application for the new
ferry shonld be nsed only to see how
much money could be squeezed out
of Captain Kobinson he was opposed
to tne application Deiog used as a;
club for that purpose. He claimed
for the new ferry company justice.
Capt. Cameron had a few
words to say la behalf of the Twin
City company. Messrs. Roth and
Babcock. who are interested in the
new enterprise, were present, but
naa noinmg to say.
Aids. Pender, Schroeder, Schnei
der and Schreiner, spoke in behalf of
the new company's cause,holding that
ii tne people interested in tne new en.
terprise were anxious to undertake
running another ferry across the
river and felt that it would be a
paying investment there was no ex.
ense for the city not granting the
license. Besides, Aid. Pender
contended, the new company would
give - employment to probably a
dozen men, which in itself was a
matter worthy of no little considers'
tion. If the new company was will
ing to invest such an amount of
money there was surely business
enougn to warrant it, these gentle
men field, ana tne city should cer
tainly not block enterprise.
And then came the opposition
cnampions. mere were Aids. John
son, Kennedy, Surman, Tindall, Dau
ber and Gall who argued that it was
not to tne interest of the city to
license another company. They felt
in ine nrst piace tnat mere was not
enough business to support two
lines and that the inauguration of
another ferry would mean the event
ual bankruptcy of both companies.
And when business was poor, they
further contended, so, too, would
service be poor
After discussing the question until
10 o'clock and arriving at no conclu
sion it was agreed to draft two re
ports one favorable and one unfav
orable to the new company. But no-
bod v would sign either. But some'
thing will surely have to be dono by
' The Davenport council is meeting
this afternoon in committee of the
whole on the ferry question.
JURORS FOR MAY TERM.
tea Woo Will Decld. tha Fats of Tatty
Offender selected. .
Petit jurors for the May term of
the circuit court having been chosen.
those on tbe hrst panel are:
Kock Island H. C. Cleveland, D.
J. Sears, L. Seighartner Fred
Schnitzes, Charles Newquist, A. 6.
Fider, M. W. Battles, W. A. Porter,
li. E. Earth.
Moline Bert Savage, W. ' W.
Gibbs, E. A. Li nd berg, James Raw.
land, J. A. Godehn, Charles Roodell,
D. YT. Hunt. H. H. Hoffman, Peter
Kadel, August Karstens, J. S. Gill.
more. August freed, F. A. Landee,
Albert Fremau, L. P. Nelson, Carl
Edgington John Richardson, Jo
Andalusia Hans Kruse, Theodore
Canoe Creek Clarence Goodrich.
Hampton Charles Baker, F. B.
Port Byron Vic Johnston.
Drury Bvron Drurv.
Black Hawk William McLay.
Buffalo Prairie William McGin
The second panel is composed of:
Rock Island A. Appel. I. F. Bell
man, Peter Peterson, J. W. Hor
bert, A. H. Hampton, C. E. Hudson,
P. Greenawalt, Frank Klein. Ed.
Bauersfeld. C. A. Rose W. H.WhWler.
W . A. Morris. .-.
South Roek Island Fred Traeffer.
George Bolinger, William Nepka.
Moline Max Kiocger, Oscar Teal,
J. A. Isaackson, John Sandmark,
Alvin Gustos, John Lindvall, Frank
reterson, William Rhcnbdrg, J. E.
South Moline A. S. Gould. Hertrv
KKU " Anuerson, uust It. Axel'
son, C. J. Brown.
Black Hawk Robert Kane, F. H.
Harris, Robert Downs.
Drury Gilbert Wvlie.
Edgington John Parks.
Port Byron Stephen Askew.
Hampton Frank Mitchell.
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suffering with weak nerves, starting
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constipation. 25 cents.
are they who are afflicted with pirn.
rtloa Knlla 1 . s
vat uuauies, running
sores, ulcers, scrofula, cancerous or
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blood taint whatsoever, and "do not
try a 50 cent bottle of Foley's Sar
saparilla. For sale at M. F. Bahn
sen's drug store.
Affidavits aa In
may be necessary to allay suspicion
or to attract the simple minded, but
what has the HI slffl n f ii raVa ViPl Vl fa
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Children Cry for
Leaf lard at Gilmore's. .
The best broom Lee's Little Gem.
The council has its sdmi-montbly
Choice early Ohio's and early rose
seen potatoes at uess Bros."
Bargains in new hosiery at Mc-
iniyre-KecK jo. a. Bead aa.-
If yon don't smoke Sweet Moments
cigarettes you don't get the best. -'
Charles Quayle and James Moran
were down from Fulton, where they
are connected with the Woodmen
head officers, to spend Sunday at
John Collins has returned from
Colorado Springs, where he accom
panied his sister. Miss Ella Collins,
who remains for the benefit of her
. Fifteen dollars cash given away
That's what yon do when yon put
tlOO into any wheel with the Majes
tic at $86. Sold by Charles Wolff,
Eighteenth street. Repairing and
bicycle sundries. '
Marie Welleslev's plavers are now
playin; "Uncle Tom's Cabin." "East
Lynue" and "Confusion." Tbe com
pany did not get through wi'h Rock
Island any too soon. Tbe Marie
Wellesley aggregation, like one or
two others of the cheap order, wore
out its welcome several times over
in Harper's theatre the past season.
W. F. Muse has disposed of his
interest in the Ottnmwa (Iowa) Cou
rier and will hereafter devote
his attention to concert work.
Mr. Mnse has quite a reputation as
a basso singer and is manager of the
Ottnmwa male quartet, which was
organised about a year ago. The
quartet is engaged for tbe summer
season at Waterloo and Spirit Lake.
After this the quartet will go on the
The movement in favor of the Hon.
W. S. Linton, of Michigan, for pres
ident, resulting in the formation of
numerons clubs in bis interest
known as Linton clubs, has already
gained followers in Rock Isl
land and a clnb is in prog
ress here. Mr. Linton is a repub
lican, wno is in favor of free silver
and belongs to the American Pro
tective association, and the repub
lican free silver men and A. P. A.
members are urging his nomination
by the St. Louis convention.
Hull la taa Wine or tha goal.
This can be accepted as the truth.
for what is more exhilarating to tbe
average numan than joyous music.
It lifts up drooping spirits and
cheers the despondent. How im
portant a place, therefore, does mu
sic occupy as a human entertainer,
the greatest imaginable, not a doubt
ef it. Comic opera is a happy weav
ing and blending together of catchy
music and song, with merry scenes
and laugh provoking situations.
"Said Pasha" is by long odds the
merriest of this class. It is the lead,
ing representative of its kind. Not
only that but it is well known, when
therefore, it is announced that "Said
Pasha" will be seen at the Harper
Thursday- evening the question is
not heard "what is Said Pasha?" but
on the contrary, who by, and the an
swer that is given, a perfect comic
opera organisation. The production
will fully bear out this statement. Its
name, the . Colombia Opera com
pany, gathered together with the
greatest care even in the selection of
its humblest chorus singers, staged
with the ntmost perfection of detail
from its scenic surroundings to the
smallest property used. Not only
correctlv but elaborately costumed.
The aim and intent of Its projectors
is to uuijd up the name of this or
ganization and make it throughout
the length and breadth of the land
the accepted synonym of perfection
in comic opera, the ideal of its kind.
"The Black Hussar," "FrS Diavolo"
and "Bohemian Girl" will also be
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