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TTTF! ARGUS, TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 1904.
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BOARD. IS UPHELD
Judge Craves Denies Looney's
Application for an In
junction. LATTER DOES ALL THE TALKING
Virtually Kicking Himself Oat
Court Other Side Not Re
quired to lie pi j.
John P. Looney kicked himself out
of court in his attempted injunction
proceedings in the name of his man
Staudnhar before .Iiitlge Craves in
chambers at (ieneseo yesterday after
noon. Looney did all the arguing with
the court. There was none from the
other side. It was unnecessary.
Neither the sulliciency of the Stau.l
uhar l.ill nor the jurisdiction of the
court In chancery was discussed by
the counsel for the regular democra
cy. While Judge Craves was exceeding
ly patient in his efforts to have Loon
ey explain fully the law that would
sustain his application, the latter fell
short at every point, and the only
part it was required for (.'. J. Scar'e
and S. IJ. Kenworthy, attorneys ap
pearing in behalf or the regular dem
ocrats, to perform was occasionally
to correct Looney on misstatements
of fact and situation. -
Looney discussed his case for three
hours before the court, and finally, at
o clock, when he hail finishctLJ udire
iraves said it was not essential for
the. other side to reply. The court
said if he had anv doubt as to the
law in the case at the outset,
he had not when the argument
was concluded. He therefore
took the position there was absolute
ly no grounds for the injunction
sought, the town board having acted
clearly within the law as to jjs prov
ince and jurisdiction to "pass upon
which of the democratic tickets was
City and Town Separate.
The position maintained by Looney
was that the loard to determine the
contest was the mayor, clerk and one
alderman selected by lot, as where
the city ami town are co-extensive
the township ceases to be and the
city assumes all prerogatives.
The facts are, however, that while
the city and town officers are' nom
inated at the same convention, the
town and city are separate ami dis
tinct, as is shown in the fact each
has an expense account, and Ihe elec
tion returns are canvassed bv dis
tinctly different boards. I'nder these
circumstances, as well as in the
face of the law provided for
such cases, Looney had not a tena
ble position, the court holding that
the contest had been heard before the
proper tribunal, and its decision was
final under the law.
The weakness "of Looney's position
was shown at the very beffinnine.
when the court asked him if his writ
had been filed as a part of the record.
This had been neglected. The op
posing counsel, however, waived this
technical irregularity, ami the hear
ing was permitted to proceed. In the
application for the wri Staudnhar
assumes that if the names on the reg
ular democratic ticket are printed on
the otlicial ballot to the exclusion of
his own it will be to the "irreparable
injury of your orator and the other
candidates mentioned (most of whom
have since withdrawn) in said nomina
tion papers wjth your orator and to
the injury of the democratic party
ind the citizens at large of the city
tnd town of Rock Island."
In his argument Looney made it
clear that the application for injunc
tion was filed in view of mandamus
proceedings instituted in the circuit
court here and to stay the printing
of the otlicial ballot until such man
damus proceedings were passed upon.
He desired the court therefore to
take into consideration the entire
scope of the process of law that had
No Ground for Maodamofl
In view of this fact Judge Craves
ruling may In taken to mean, al
though it cannot be so specified, that
there is no more ground for the issu
ing of the mandamus writ than there
was for the allowing- of the injunc
tion. Consequently the Looney idea
editorially voiced in the morning na-
p;r that City Clerk Schaffer will be at
least hindered in going ahead with
the printing of the otlicial ballot is
absolutely absurd. It was this that
the denied injunction aimed to pre
Apart from the attorneys, Messrs.
Scarle and Kenworthy, there were
present at the hearing lie fore Judge
Craves 1.1 representative democrats
from Hock Island, including J. W. Cav
anaiigh and J. I. Sexton, chairman
and secretary, respectively, of the
democratic city-township committee,
and T. J. Medill, who presided over
the regular party convention at Odd
Fellows hall. On the Loiney side
there were present Looney himself
and his man Staudnhar.
TELLS DIFFERENT TALES:
DAVIS L0S8 MAGNIFIED
A. I- Davis, the Newton (Iowa)
farmer, who told the Davcnjiort p
lice he had leen hypnotized and rob
Ih'iI of $:2 by Ishma. the clairvoy
ant who had apartments at lfi2n Third
avenue, this city, related a different
story n this side of the river.. He
stated to Mrs. I . M. Crow, from whom
Ishma rented rooms that the amount
of his loss was only $21. He did not care
so much for the money as he did for
the photograph that were in the en
velope taken from hini by the fortune
teller. Ishma left the city Saturday,
lie had been here but a week.
Thil Miller still thinks he's a bigger
man .than the republican party in
Loouey wfll doubtless now say to
his republican friends: "That's what
the doctor ordered."
The democratic town ticket is made"
up of men who will not be controlled
by any political combination, but will
do their respective otlicial duties
fearlessly ami in the interests of the
whole public. '
H. W. Word, the democratic candi
date for alderman in the Second, is a
business man who has met with sig
nal success. if given an oppcrt unity
he will devote himself to the best in
terests of that ward and do it with
energy and action.
A vote for the democratic town
ticket means a vote against political
trickery and for the nomination and
election of men for office upon their
merits as citi.ens and not the further
ance cf some political job of the fu
ture. John P. Sexton, the Fourth ward
aldermanic candidate, is another suc
cessful business man who takes a
keen interest in municipal affairs. He
is a man of good judgment and w ill
give this important part of the city
the representation required and do it
Aid. Otto r.irkel. of the Third ward,
has earned the confidence of the peo
ple because of painstaking attention
to official duties. He has given those
duties his closest applicaticn. and
people outside the ward as well are
desirous of having him returned be
cause he has been a factor in muni
Frank Lawler, democratic candi
date for alderman in the Sixth ward,
is a young man who is energetic and
trustworthy. He grew up in that
ward, is perfectly familiar with its
requirements and is broad-minded and
ecpial to any emergency. The people
there could not do better th:jn send
him to the council.
Miss Alzara A. Woodruff Whitman,
widow of the late -William II. Whit
man, passed away this morning at '.I
o'clock at her home, 1702 Fifth ave
nue. She was born at Southington,
Conn., in 1S27, and had been a resi
dent of Kock Island for .H years. She
leaves two children, Miss Whitman,
who lived with her. and Mrs. J. L.
Dart, of this city. The funeral will
be held Thursday and will be private.
Tt is requested that no flowers be
Rev. O. W. Lawrence, pastor of Me
morial Christian church, conducted
the funeral services over the remains
of Mrs. L. Ilengstler at the home of
Mrs. Julia Schreiner, lll'.l Fourth av
enue, at 10 o'clock this morning. The
pallbearers were Cnstav Stengel. John
Ohlweiler, Adam Llackhall, Henry
Carse, T. II. Thomas and 11. U. Fol-si-ni.
Interment was at Chippiannock
The funeral of Mrs. Harbara Zwick
er was held from the home of her son.
Cottlieb Zwicker, 2412 Seventh ave
nue, at 10 o'clock this morning. Rev.
F. I). Mennicke, of the Cerman Luth
eran church, said the service. Albert,
John, Michael, Rhinhold. I'.mil and
Otto Zwicker. all grandchildren of
deceased, acted as pallbearers. 15ur
ial was at Chippiannock.
Funeral services over the remains of
Mrs. Hcnjamin ISeaumont. 'of Andalu
sia, were said by Rev. Thomas Mackin
at St. Joseph's church at 11 o'clock
this morning. August Nitz, Fred and
(ieorge Kane, Albert. Roy and Harry
Reaumont. all grandsons of Mrs.
lieaumont except the first named,
acted as pallbearers. The remains
were laid at rest in Calvary cemetery.
The funeral of Richard Willis will
take place at 9 o'clock tomorrow
morning from Sacred Heart church.
Walter M. I)e Kalle," of Chicago, is
in the city.
Mrs. Julia Rcsenfiekl departed for
Mrs. Ignatz Hulier, , Miss Amelia.
Hulier and Otto llnber have returned
Mr. and Mrs. Nie Juhl have arrang
ed a trip to Europe. They will leave
the city Thursday.
Dr. C. C. Carter is ill at his home at
1H17 Sixth avenue. His ailment has
been pronounced pneumonia.
Miss Certrude Don has returned to
her duties at the normal school at
Macomb after a .visit with her par
E. I). White, of Chicago, a represen
tative of the E. O. Spalding company,
was calling on M. II. Sexton, presi
dent of the Western league, today.
Advices today from Mrs. Mary
Lvnde. who is ill at Chicago, are to
the effect that while her condition
still is critical, there is a slight im
provement. MILLTNEET OPENING
At Mr. Arthur Brooks. 513 Sreateatk
Streett TaNday and tVedaeaday.
Mrs. Arthur Rrooks, 513 Seven
teenth street, announces her annual
Easter millinery openinir Tueday and
Wednesday. March 20 and r,0. A cor
dial invitation is giveu to the ladies to
call and see the elegant line of pat
tern hats displayed. Open evenings.
HATCHET IS FOUND
In Cunnysack With Fred Kusch
mann's Cap in House on
the Bastian Farm.
HIDDEN BENEATH THE PLASTER
Blood Stalna on the Weapon With
.Which Voung Man Was Put to
Death bjr Employer.
The hatchet, with which Fred
Kuschmaiin, the last of the victims of
Henry llastian, was put to death, has
been found, together with the cap of
the young farm hand.
They were discovered wrapped in a
gunny sack hidden away between the
plaster and roof in the garret of the
house on the Ilastian farm while the
structure was being torn dou'n by Eli
Crrbin, the owner.
Rastian, it , ill be remembered, held
that Kuschniann. whose hotly . was
found in a road leading from the farm
at which he had. been employed, tw
miles southeast of Milan, had been
kicked to death by a horse that he
had mounted and started to ride to
his home in South Kock Island to
sjend Sunday with his parents.
During the investigation that fol
lowed the death of Kuschuianu a cap
was found in Mill creek. This', it is
believed, was placed there by UastLan
to bear out his story that Kuschniann
was riding a horse that had gotten
beyond his control, the cap flying otT
his head, after which he was thrown,
his foot catching in the stirrup, and
being dragged and kicked until he was
dead, the horse returning to the barn.
Killed When Wbcm Are Aiked-
The pub) ic is familiar w"ith the cir
cumstances of the. tragedy. Kusch
niann was killed on the night of Feb.
2S), eight years ago. He had asked for
his wages, having considerable in
back pay coming to him. Rastian put
him off as long as he could and then
killed him, disposing of him after the
same fashion as a number of other
young men who had been employed
on his farm, and the remains of sev
eral of whom were discovered during
the investigation that followed the
confirmation of the murder theory
advanced by The Argus after the
death of Kuschmaiin. The people of
Milan the vicinity of Hast inn's home
looked on him i.s a model man. They
were indignant at the insinuations
that appeared in The Argus, but every
assertion of the paper was borne out
by subsequent developments, Rastian,
when cornered and confronted by the
undisputable evidence of his crimes,
hanging himself in a corn crib at his
farm on the day when he expected he
would be placed under arrest by the
After Rastian's suicide his wife went
to' live with her father, M. T. John
son, a Rlack Hawk farmer. Johnson
moved to Rock Island. Mrs. Rastian
married again, but is now living with
her father in this city. She has two
Itloori Stains on ITatohet.
Eli Corbin bought the Rastian farm.
He has decided to build a new house
on it. It, was while razing the old one
that he made the grewsome find. The
hatchet is stained with blood. One
side of the cap is cut. indicating
where the hatchet was brought down
n the head of young Kuschniann.
The hatchet and cap are in possession
of James Refers, the tenant of the
farm, to which there has been a con
stant stream of visitors 'since the dis
covery, which has reopened the dis
cussion of a tragedy the details of
which shocked the entire country
eiirht. years ajro.
BTJF0RD KENNEDY HELD
ON A LARCENY CHARGE
Ruford Kennedy, a colored boy, who
stole a can of salmon at the grocery
of Hodges Sr Rladel. in the west end
of the city, was held to the irrand
jury today by Magistrate Johnson in
Jf.fMf liond on a charge of larceny. Ru
ford stands a fair chance for a term
in the reform school, owing to his
bad behavior in the past. He was one
of three lads who burglarized the
building formerly iccupici by the
1 easlee Shoe company. His brother
was convicted and sentenced to the
reform school, Ruford was declared
a delTDquenl in the county court and
had been reporting weekly to a oro-
bation officer. He is 14 years of ace.
AT THE BOSTON STORE.
Victor Talking; Machines Qelna; Given Away
One of the most phenomenal offers
effer made in the tri-cities. and one
that should be taken advantage of by
everyone, is the one made by the Ros
t.n t;f ore, Davenport, Iowa. Twenty
five $3. Victor talking machines, the
highest grade machine on the market
today, are being given away absolute
ly free. Two machines are to be given
each day an I three on Saturdaj-. The
awarding commenced Wednesday,
March 2:5. and continues for 12 days,
ending n.t Tuesday, April 5. Every
one has an opportunity to secure one
of the wonderful machines, as they
are absolutely free. Special bargains
are leing offered each day, so that it
will pay you .to do your trading now.
The following have In-en awarded
thus far: Wednesday. March 2.1. No.
10.440 and No. 1.2 .-; Thursday, March
24, No. 10.713 and No. 20.0."i8; Friday,
March 2., No. 2.156 and No. 23.500;
Saturday. March 26. No.' 34.044 and
No. .J."5.fH; Monday. March 2s, 5S.222
and No. 50.114. ,
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' Davenport, Iowa.
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Wall Paper Sale.
To rnako it au object to you to "begin your
papering early, regard less of tlie weather,
we otter untiL March 25 ONLY
A Great Discount of 25 per ct.
1-4 off for Next 10 Days
on any paper in stock, ana many of the new
papers are here. Also many Special Bar
gains. Remnants of 1 or 2 FLooms, One-Half Price.
500 Rolls Kitchen Pa.per only 3c.
1,000 Rolls Bedroom Pa.oer only 3c.
Come and See the New 1904 Wa.ll Pa.pers.
Ad&ms Wall Paper Co.,
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Every day In March and April the Rurlinffton will sell tickets
at very low rates to the west and northwest. Thest tickets may
be hail at any r.iirlinlo:i station to practically any point west
of the Rockies. Here are a few samples:
$26 from Rock Island to Salt Lake City, Ogden, Ruttc, Helena,
Anaconda, and other Utah and Montana points.
$31 fr,,,o Roek Island to S'ait Francisco, Los Alifreles.San DieffO.
S30 Portland. T.ifoma, Seattle, and other Pacific coast points.
$22.73 """ Rock Islan.l to Cody, Cornett, Frdnnie and Gar
land. Wyo.. in the Rijj Horn liasin.
This is your opportunity. Do not let it pass by if you have
any idea of chanins' yo(ir location or bettering your condition.
The Rnrlinton oiicrs a preater selection of routes and better
service to the west and northwest than any other line.
For detailed information, call on or address
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