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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 190G.
Council Again Meets With the
Central Union Telephone
CORPORATION STANDING PAT
Refuses to Agree to Fixed Rate for
Service or to 2 Per Cent Fran
chise Tax Asked.
After a session of several hours last
night the council adjourned without
Wing much nearer au agreement with
the representatives of the Central
Union Telephone company. The cor
poration stands pat and the council Is
about the same, but showed symptoms
of yielding a little on some of the
points protested against and absolutely
refused by the company. The council
closed with an executive session, and
an adjournment was taken to this af
ternoou at 2 o'clock, and the session
Is now being continued.
ii built the Onllonncc.
V. F. Mann, counsel for the com
pany, submitted the ordinance offered
him by the city with his proposed
amendments. In short, the company
objcts to furnishing and maintaining
the police patrol and fire alarm wires:
the clause fixing the rates for use of
telephones: the 2 per cent tax ;tlie for
feiture of all property if control of
capital stock passes to a competing
company. All of these things were pro
vided for in the ordinance as it was of
fered to the company.
Compromise or Court.
The position of the company seems
to be that the council should compro
mise with it inasmuch as the city
would have no better changes than the
telephone company if the matter went
into court. The representatives say
that" they are willing to stand on their
previous rights here and have them
tested in the courts, and for that rea
son feel that the city's demands should
be more in the nature of a compromise
than enacted upon the assumption that
the company has no rights here.
HrnNODN for Objection.
The reasons for his objections to the
various provisions were asked of Mr.
Mann, and while most of them were
said to be against the policy of the
company, the attorney went further
and explained why it was against such
policy in some cases. The reason for
not wanting to maintain the police pa
trol wires and fire alarm system was
on account of the liability. If these
wires were under the company's con
trol and operation it would naturally
expect to assume the responsibility.
Lut refused to do so when the lines are
in the hands of others. The city will
be given two ducts in the underground
system and the use of the poles for
Cirarral Itnlr Claue.
In the place of the rate provisions
of the council's ordinance, which were
a material reduction, there was substi
tuted a general rate clause providing
that Rock Island should have the same
rate as other cities of the same size
and character for the same class of
service. The company objected to fix
ing the rate for such a long period of
time on account of the changing condi
tions, asserting that it would thus be
prevented from following out the prin
ciple In telephone business that with
the increase in the number of 'phones
in the service there must be an increase
in the rate to keep up with the cost of
Who Vnyn ibf Tax?
Hon. William McEniry. counsel for
the company, assisted Mr. Mann in
answering some of the questions put by
the aldermen, and after Mr. Mann had
told the council that his company ob
jected to the 2 per cent tax on account
of the high rate of taxes it had already
paid here. Mr. McCniry gave his opin
ion on this point. He said that he did
not think it an advisable thing for the
aldermen to urge, as the question im
mediately arises as to who pays the
tax. It was his opinion that the man
who pays for the telephone pay3 the
tax and the one who uses no telephone
escapes the tax.
Coat rot of Capital Stork.
After passing the question of em
ployment of union labor with the ex
planation that four-fifths of the men
employed are union men and that all
receive the union scale? the question
of the transfer of the capital stock
came up. The ordinance, as proposed
by the council, provided that with the
transfer of the controlling interest to
any competing company the property
here would be forfeited to the city of
Rock Island. In giving the objection
to that. Mr. McEniry explained that the
one he was about to give was one that
was applicable to some of the other ob
jections the question of marketing the
bonds. There will be a renewal of the
company's bonds during the proposed
force of this ordinance and if the com
pany had a Contract in Rock Island
with this and some of these other pro
visions in it. the company would be
unable to sell its bonds on the strength
of its holdings here.
This ended the open discussion and
the council went into executive session.
DR. DE ARMAND LOSES OUT
Defeated by W. H. Harrison for Nom
ination in Davenport.
The democrats of Davenport at their
primaries last night developed a warm
contest In the Fifth ward, where W. H.
Harrison, proprietor of the Kimball ho
tel, won the nomination for alderman,
defeating Dr. J. A. DeArmand. The
Iinttor ttirnrh he snt'i!s his name differ
ently, is a brother of Congressman De
Arracnd of Missouri.
FATHER OF B. D. SMITH DIES
Suffers Stroke of Apoplexy at Home in
News has been received here of the
death of J. S. Smith of Mankato. Minn.,
father of B. I). Smith, general attor
ney of the Modern Woodmen of Amer
ica. He was 72 years of age. Mr.
Smith's death came without warning,
resulting from a stroke of apoplexy,
which occurred the afternoon previous,
He leaves a widow, three children,
four sisters and a brother.
H. W. Crawford is at Monica, III., to
day. Mrs. D. E. Scholl has returned from
a business trip to Chicago.
T. R. Fraser. of Taylorville, 111., ar
rived last night at the Harper for a
visit to relatives in the city.
P. J. Carlson, business agent of the
carpenters' unions, has returned from
his visit with his parents in Sweden.
He has been absent two months.
Mrs. Rebecca Taylor, accompanied
by her daughter. Mrs. Richards, de
parted this morning for Illinois City to
attend the funeral of her father, Mr.
Cannum, an old resident of Rock Is
P. Simons, western traveling agent
of the Hamburg-American steamship
lines: L. D. Voak. traveling freight
agent of the Rock Island; and C. E.
Musson, traveling agent of the Nickel
Plate-, were in Rock Island today from
For Saturday at The London.
$15. $1S and $2t) suits and overcoats,
broken lots, only $10.
Men's hats, worth $1.50 to $3.00.
Choice of fancy 15c men's hose 10c.
Gold plated collar buttons, 5c kind.
5 for' l"c.
You know us.
Agent at Hannibal.
Charles Uoff. formerly of this city.
has been appointed local agent of the
Acme Packet company's steamers, the
l S. and the W. W.. at. Hannibal, and
will have charge of the excursion bus
iness of the steamers at that point this
Range Baking Company.
There has been nlaced on file in the
office of the county recorder a certifi-
Mto nf inmrnnralinn nf the Ranee
Baking company of Rock Island. The
incorporators are "William H. Korn,
John Korn and William Mueller. The
capital stock is $12,000 and the length
of the corporation is 25 years.
Doctors Are Puzzled.
The remarkable discovery of Ken
neth Mclver. of Vanceboro, Me., is the
subject of much interest to the medi
cal fraternity and a wide circle of
friends. He says of his case: "Owing
to severe inflammation of the throat
and congestion of the lungs, three doc
tors gave me up to die, when, as a last
resort, I was induced to try Dr. Kings'
New Discovery and I am happy to say,
it saved my life." Cures the worst
coughs and colds, bronchitis, tonsi
litls. Weak Lungs, Hoarseness and La
Grippe. Guaranteed at Hartz & Ulle
meyer'3 drug store. 50c and $1.00.
Trial loltlo free.
Now on at
ML a K.
ANOTHER IN NET
Effort to Locate Person Who Got
Siemonson's Roll of
DID HE LOSE IT GAMBLING?
Frank Haire Said to Have Won It In a
Dice Game in Murray's Saloon
State's Attorney Scott is making an
effort to locate the person who carried
away Oscar Siemonson's roll of $50,
for which two were arraigned before
Magistrate Elliott yesterday and dis
missed. Upon his complaint Frank
Haire was arrested and arraigned this
morning on the charge of gaming.
Haire's arrest was the result of infor
mation given the state's attorney from
persons who said he had told them he
got Siemonson's money shaking dice
in the Murray saloon.
Vnn Not In Tberr.
While there are witnesses on this,
there is the peculiar sit nation that Sie-
monson said yesterday on the witness
stand that he was not in that saloon.
B. F. Schriver appeared for Haire and
took a change of venue to the court of
Justice McFarlane, the case to come
up for trial this afternoon. Emma
Crans and Sieinonson are both being
held for witnesses.
Leaf lard at Gilmore's.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
New spring millinery at McCabe's.
Milwaukee sausages at Passig Bros'
Go to Lage-Waters' for rubber boots.
Chocolate dipped filberts, 2S cents
1707 2 AVt
Rock Island. III.
where skill predomi
NATES. The conduct of our repair bus
iness and the quality of the goods
we sell have ever been distinctly
superior and on such entirely
different lines have our meth
ods been advanced and improv
ed that our store and its envir
onments are absolutely free from
any objectionable characteris
tics. It has taken heroic, untiring
endeavor to make the Ingalls
jewelry store the model store
that it is, but our efforts have
met with such unanimous ap
probation that the labor is for
gotten in the success achieved.
If you were buying a watch or
a diamond, would there not be
some satisfaction in trading at a
store like ours?
i7o? Zf Ave
Rock Island. III.
per pound, Saturday at McCabe's.
For bus or express, Spencer & Trefz.
For bus, baggage, express call Robb's.
Men's rubber boots at Lage-Waters'.
Lage-Waters can please you in
For furnaces use LaSalle Third vein
Strawberries at Passig Bros', to
morrow. See the new oxfords at Lage-Waters
Don't forget Lage-Waters when you
Squabs dressed to order at H. Tre
Dollar night gowns 50 cents Satur
day at McCabe's.
Dressed turkeys and chickens at H.
Tiger stiff and soft hats, all styles
and colors, LaVelle's.
Bulk and canned oysters and shrimp
at H. Tremann's Sons'.
Nicely lressed chickens at Cole
man's market tomorrow.
A good place to buy children's shoes
Lage-Waters shoe store.
Stein-Block company spring top
coats and suits, LaVelle's.
Men's soft bosom shirts, nobby pat
terns, 50 cents. LaVelle's.
Fresli cut carnations, 29 cents per
dozen Saturday at McCabe's.
Less ashes in Mueller's Third Vein
cook stove and laundry coal.
Ice cream and ice cream soda at
Peterson's, 1314 Third avenue.
Women's silk embroidered hose, 10
cents per pair Saturday at McCabe's.
Cravenette coats, in silk mixed and
fancy effects, $15 to $25. LaVelle's.
Lewis' single binder straight 5-cent
cigar made of extra quality tobacco.
Passig Bros', will have a complete
line of fresh fruits and vegetables to
morrow. The union man will find suits and
topper coats (union made) at Ullemyer
Special March wall paper sale. Bor
ders by the roll at the Adams Wall Pa
Plenty of fresh fish and oysters ev
ery day at Aten's fish market, 1510
Stein-Bloch company, spring styles
are here. Select your top coats and
For cook stoves use LaSaile Third
vein egg coal. Sold only by Mueller
Nev.- spring suits for young men.
complete showing (Saturday) at (U. &
S.) UUemeyer & Sterling's.
25 cent worsted plaid dress goods,
12v& cents per yard, tomorrow morn
ing at 9 o'clock at McCabe's.
The hat for satisfaction Longley, in
the new spring shapes and shades,
(U. & S.) UUemeyer & Sterling.
. Order a nice pork loin or a choice rib
roast for your Sunday dinner at Cole
man's market, 1513 Second avenue.
Wall paper, 2t, 3, 4 and 5 cents per
roll; border the same. Special March
sale at the Adams Wall Paper com
pany. Strawberries, mushrooms, egg plant,
pineapples, white grapes and Califor
nia celery at Passig Bros", tomorrow.
Rain proof watersheds in the new
gray shades, are the correct spring
coat. For the large assortment try
Ullemeyer & Sterling.
Attend the dance St. Patrick's night,
March 17. given by the Woodmen of
South Rock Island at their hall. Ad-
H E PUBLIC are quick to accept an M.&K.
special sale announcement. Why? Because
we never trifle with the confidence of the
people, our newspaper statements are al
ways dependable, and when '.we advertise reduced
prices the qualities and prices in the store are
equal in every particular to the ad. This kind of
advertising inspires confidence it is the only kind
we resorl to and that is why there is always a lib
eral response to our special sales. The Trousers
Sale we are now having offers exceptional induce
ments and at a most opportune time a little early
for spring suits, whereas, a pair of pantaloons will
serve a double purpose Now, is the time to
trouser up, while the price is down.
h'air toufjilit unit Saturday; cooler
toniKht. The lowcmt temperature to-
night will he Klljtutly below the freex-
J. M. SIIEHIEIt, Observer.
Teinpernture at 7 a. m., 3.1; at 3:.tU
p. in., 34. .Mlulmum temperature la 24
Iioutm. 33. Velocity of wlud nt N a. in.,
7 lulleH. Italafall in 24 hour. .17 Inch.
mission, 50 cents a couple. Cars after
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
thorough treatment of the hair and
scalp given by Mrs. Sol Levi, 736 Sev
enteenth street. Old 'phone west 59.
The Custom Tailors' union of the
tri-cities, will give a smoker at Turner
hall. Rock Island, Monday, March 12.
The international secretary will ad
dress the meeting.
Mrs. D. E. Scholl, the hair dresser,
at lS271& Second avenue, has returned
from E. Burnham's, of Chicago, with
a complete line of hair goods; also the
new Marcel waving.
McKee & Co., formerly Goldsmith
& McKee, have moved their office tem
porarily from the Peoples National
bank building to 225 Eighteenth street,
until the Peoples National bank build
ing is finished.
A very pretty operetta entitled "Cir
cumstances Alter Cases" wiil be giv- (
en in the lecture room of the Central
Presbyterian church Friday evening, t
March 23. Admission for adults, 25 '.
cents, children, 15 cents, including re- j
Adam Ritenowur pleaded guilty to a
charge of disorderly conduct and was
fined $3 and costs by Justice D. R. Mc
Farlane this afternoon. The camplaint
was made before Magistrate J. Edward
Elliott, and a change of venue taken.
The case was brought on complaint of
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FOR OLD PEOPLE
H. O. Rolfs Has a Guaranteed Strength
H. O. Rolfs, our well-known drug
gist says "hundreds of old people right
here in Rock Island need just such a
strength-maker and body-builder as
our delicious cod liver oil preparation,
Vinol, and we simply cannot under
stand why they will continue to drag
out a half-dead half-alive existence,
when we guarantee Vinol will strength
en and invigorate every organ in the
body, stop the natural decline and
make them well, strong and active.
This is because Vinol contains in a
highly concentrated form all of the
strength-creating and body-building ele
ments of cod liver oil, actually taken
from fresh cod's livers, but. without a
drop of the system clogging oil to upset
the stomach and retard its work.
Vinol creates new vitality in the
most natural manner, making rich, red
blood, and building up and strengthen
ing every organ in the body to do its
work as nature intended. Many old
people have written that they would
not take $1,000 for the good Vinol has
In the strongest manner we endorse
and guarantee Vinol to increase the ap
petite, give strength and renewel vital
ity to the aged, build up the run-down,
tired and debilitated, make the weak
strong, or return to the purchaser ev
ery dollar paid for it." H. O. Rolfs.
Harper House pharmacy.
ROCK I S L AN D
ruiTf a n. try r
IS CRAVENETTES ii
! 1 1 sA ' -V .s.l
WILL REMAIN AT QUiNCY
Bishop Fawcett Has Concluded to
Make No Change.
Bishop M. Edward Fawcett denies
the report that he is to make Galesburg
the see city of this Episcopal diocese.
He admits having been urged to do to
for reasons of convenience and that he
did look at houses, but states that he
has made up his mind to remain in
Distributes Southern Quail.
Deputy Game Warden T. P. Laflin
has received 50 pairs of southern qail
from the office of the state game war
den and has distributed them in the
county, placing birds at the farm of ex
Senator W. F. Crawford in Edgington.
on the Hayes place recently purchased
by Judge C. J. Searle in Drury, on the
frrm of W. Clenn near Coal Valley,
and in the vicinity of Port Byron.
All the news all the time The Argus.
THIS is an extra spec
ial lot of
Sold by most stores for
$15; every ADVER
TISEMENT of this
store is backed by bar
gains. Tbis time it s
M. &? S. Special
$2.50 Hat is as good
as tbe best $3.00 bat sold.
$1.00 and $1.50 bats arc
tbe best $1.00 and $1.50
bats to be bad.
A BALD NEWSPAPER MAN.
Getting a New Crop of Hair, and Has
No More Dandruff.
Everybody in ihe northwest knows
Coy. Da'iSel Searles, the veteran jour
nalist and publicist of Butte. Jan. lu,
1500, the colonel writes: "I used a
coMple of bottles of Newbro's Herpi
cide with marvelous results. The dan
druff disappeared, a new crop of hair
has taken root, and the bald spot is
rapidly being covered." Herpicide is
tlu only hair preparation that kill
the dandruff germ that digs up the
scalp in scales as it burrows its way t'
the root of the hair, where it destroy i
the vitality of the hair, causing t lie
hair to fall out. Kill the dandruff germ
with Herpicide. Sold by leading dm-:-gists.
Send 10 cents in stamps for
sample to the Herpicide company, De
troit. Mich. T. H. Thomas, special
agent. . ;
'for $1.50 and $2.00 values.
for $2.50 and $2.95 values.
for $4.00 values.
for $5.00 values.