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TAX TO VOTE
Supervisors Decide .to Ask at
Judicial Election' for Levy
of 5 Mills.
FOR A SIX YEAR TERM
Special Meeting Is licit! to Discuss
Finances Half of ru,:,s (,
.Apply on Comity IMit.
The county hoard this afternoon
decided to submit to the voters of
the county a proposition for the lev
jiiiK of a f. mill tax for a period of
six years, to he voted on at the ju
dicial election, to he held June V.
The tax proposition is to he submit
ted with the understanding that tin:
board shall apply half of the money
raised by this method if the propo
sition carried, to the payment of the
outstanding indebtedness, and the
other half to meet current expenses
of the county.
The supervisors spent the entire
day in discussing the finance's of the
county, and various proposition
were talked of before it was conclud
ed to submit this proposition.
Not n h I Itrforr.
The proposition will not be submit
ted as it was before. It has twice
been votel down, but in both in
stances it called for a levy for U
years. The six year levy is designer
to provide a suilh-ieut amount to nice,
the current expenses of the county
and to pay off the $1 :!.". (UN) indebt
edness now outstanding.
This tiix will provide about
(too additional revenue on the pres
ent assessment. The present revenm
is about $7".. ttoo a year, and the cost
of operating the county is ahou,
$100,000 yearly. The figures sub
mitted by the county clerk show that
the additional revenue, with proper
economy on the part of the super
visors, will clean up alt outstanding
debts in about six years.
Ilist'llN III." SIIiimCoii.
When the board met iu spevia:
session this morninu. Chairman Ilich
mond explained that the bill of Rep
resentative II. I,. Wheelati to permit
such proposition to be submitted at a
judicial election, had been adopted!
The board then went into a commit
tee of the v.ffolw session, and the
whole tax profdem was the: roughly
discussed, fomc wanted a ." mill tax
for 10 years, and others proposed to
ask for a :! mill tax for lo years.
Supervisor ilai.na said: "I believ.'
the voters will nun tile pmpusit ion
down if submitted as before. They
F. R. Kuschmann,
Clean Up Sale
At Way-Down Prices
To move quickly a lot of can
ned goods and dried fruits, we
will make you prices at which
you certainly can use them.
Nectarines, evaporated, fancy;
very fine for sauce or as a fill
ing .for pies; per
Raisins, Sultana, small, clean
Sultana raisins, at 2 lbs.
Prunes Eat prunes, they are
healthy; the large, meaty kind
at 9c, or 3 lbs.
Pickles; medium size sour cu
cumber pickles, put up in
good vinegar, at per gallon.. 20c
Dill Pickles; a full quart of good
dill pickles, quart jar
Picallili; a full quart of fine
sweet picallilli, jar in
Olives; full quart of large, meaty
olives, quart jar in
cluded .' 30c
Tomatoes, three cans for 25c O
Pumpkin, 3 lb. cans, full
pack, at 3 cans 25c
Corn; a good standard corn
at 2 cans for ( .15c
Ikiked Beans Good baked beans
in tomato sauce, at 3 cans
For the garden you will want
some of our onion sets at
per quart 10c
Tomato plants at per dozen.. 10c
Cabbage plants, early, at
two dozen for 15c
2207 4th Ave. lioth plumes
would probably bo willing to pay the
indebtedness of the county if it stop-'
ped at that. But if they give us this
additional revenue they have no as
surance that this board may not do
some fool trick again, and be just
where it is now when the tax runs
out." He advocated a t mill tax for
Supervisor Could was of about the
same opinion. - He argued that "it is
up to the present board to make up
for some of the shortcomings of pre
Alter a general discussion, the hoard
reassembled in formal session, and Su
pervisor Wright moved that an order
be prepared, to submit the proposition
for a 5 mill tax for 10 years. Super
visor Matthews offered a substitute,
that the matter of taxing the capital
stock of corporations be taken up, and
that no additional tax levy be made.
This was referred to the board of re
view. Supervisor Gould,' when the board
met this afternoon, submitted a propo
sition to submit the 5 mill tax for six
years, and this carried by a vote of
-T to 2. Supervisors Matthews and
Kastman opiosing it. The finance com
mittee submitted the formal resolution
to place the proposition on the ballot.
Supervisor Eastman proposed a 3
mill tax, all to apply on the debt, but
he received no second to his motion.
Am to t'oriiurtitiwuM.
Supervisor Matthews' proposition
relative to corporations is iu the words
of the final clause of the resolution,
"Therefore, Be it Resolved, That, in
stead of increasing, or attempting to
increase the rate of taxation, this coun
ty board take such action as is neces
sary to assess the oniitted credits and
capital stock of all corporations, and
so equalize the assessment and taxa
tion of all property in Hock Island
.Mumty as will furnish revenue for the
nroper management of this county."
Harry M. McCasktin asked permis
;lon to address the board on the prop
osition of Supervisor Matthews, and
urged that the board authorize some
person or committee to take up-the
matter with the hoard of review.
Representative Thomas Campbell
addressed the board relative lo tin
new law, and also on the subject "f
the bill of Representative Wheolan d'
signed to make the Rock river bridges
tree, and turn them over to the county.
On the Itiichl Truck.
It is understood that the calling -if
today's meeting so soon after the ad
join anient of the April meeting v.a ;
Itie to the action of Supervisor Upton
of Bowling. Mr. Lipton is chairman
of the finance committee. Vollawiiv?
the ciisto.ii that has prevailed for
"ears of keeping references to the
county's floating debt out of the min
utes of the meetings as far as possible
the old finance committee pass
ed it up to the chairman of the
new finance committee to make the
usual arrangements for extending the
county's credit at the banks. Vher.
it came time for -Mr. Lipton to'stign
the papers, however, he is said to have
balked, declining to assume such re
sponsibility unless formally instructed
to do so by the board. Mr. Lipton took
the position that, should he follow the
old custom the board might at any
time disclaim responsibility and shift
the burden upon the finance committee
or its chairman. This floating debt
has been the bane of the county loard
for years. The illegitimate result or
the folly of other years it has contin
ued to grow by what it has fed upon
till now when the board meets it
seems to stand, like a haunting spirit
at every turn in the court house adn
to even follow the members home and
disturb their slumbers.
The supervisors, in their human
frailty, have tried to simply ignore it
and for years have turned it over en
!irely to the charge of the finance
committee, where it could be dealt
with informally, so to speak.
Now, through the stand of Super
visor l.tpton. it is to be 'brought u i
der the spotlight of the regular meet
1 JP -4k9Ki i1ry
AT rcropfi tm
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Northwestern University Dean
Assures Bar Association
He Will Come.
AS SPEAKER AT BANQUET
Program for Kveut Is of 1'misual In
terest, Justice ;tiy C. Scott Also
Being Down for Talk.
The banquet committee of the
Rock Island County bar association,
which has iu charge the arrange
ments for the banquet at the .Moline
olub next Thursday, today received
from Dean John H. Wigmore of the
Northwestern university law school,
an acceptance of the invitation to be
one of the speakers at the dinner.
Dean Wigmore is considered the
greatest living authority ou the sub
ject of evidence and his acceptance
is very gratifying to the committee
and to the members of the bar as
sociation in general. The committee
has arranged an exceptionally inter
esting program, including in addi
tion to Dean Wigmore's talk, an ad
dress by Judge Guy C. Scott, remarks oy
Judge M. J. Wade ot Iowa City, and
a toast by E. M. Sharon of Daven
port. Music will be furnished by a
male quartet. The fact that Justice
Scott is to speak adds much to the
interest in the banquet, since Judgi
Scott is regarded almost as a Rock
Island man, and is the local repre
sentative of the district on the su
The attorneys of the district, the
circuit judges, the judges of the ap
ellate and supreiHe courts, and Gov
ernor Charles S. Deneen" have been
invited to be present, and the ban
ivet promises to attract '-a notable
aiuering of attorneys and jurists.
No Fee Hill Yet."'
The bar association held a meeting
in the circuit court room this morn
ing for the purpose of considering
the proposed schedule of fees, but
the committee was not ready to re
port, and its recommendations will
not be submitted until the circuit
"ourt reconvenes, April :f7.
MEETS DEATH -IN
: -.; -i-
William Crane, Aged Resident of
Davenport Suffers Horrible Dentil
.'In Fire in His Room.
William Crane, aged CO. met a hor
rible death yesterday afternoon about
5 o'clock, being burned in a fire re
sulting from the explosion of a gaso
line stove. He resided in the rear of
.Sin West Second street. He had
lighted the stove to cook his supper,
and either the can of gasoline or the
stove exploded. He battled, with the
flames, and wes terribly burned be
fore he attempted to reach the street.
He fell hi the dining room, while run
ning toward the front door. The lire
caused an alarm to the department,
and the firemen stumbled over Crane's
dead body. They thought at first that
it was a bundle of burned rags, so
greatly had the man's- clothing and
flesh been burned. The fire caused
about $:ir0 damage to the building.
Little is known of the victim of the
accident. He had no relatives in Davenport.
Executive Committee Is Rap
idly Completing Plans for
Canvass of City. .
EXPECT 200 TO ASSIST
Chairmen Are Chosen for Different
Branches of House to House
Plans are rapidly taking form and
being perfected for carrying on the
house to house visitation canvass in
the interest of the city Sunday school
union Saturday morning May 22. At
a meeting yesterday afternoon at the
Y. M. C. A. headquarters the exec
utive committee composed of Rev. W.
B. Clemmer, chairman, E. B. Mc
Kown, H. K. Walker, Rev. I. O. Noth
stein. Rev. Marion Humphreys and
Rev. P. E. Shult, selected ward cap
tains as follows: First ward, E. B.
McKown; Second ward, S. J. Wood in;
Third ward, Rev. J. L. Vance; Fourth
ward. Miss Ella Taylor; Fifth ward.
H. E. Van Duzer; Sixth ward, J. H.
Nichols, and Seventfi ward, Rev. I. O.
Nothstein. These ward captains will
meet tomorrow and select ward lieu
tenants for each precinct of the wards
and the lieutenants will then select
The executive committee also select
ed committees for the various branch
es of the work. H. E. Van Duzer is
chairman " of tbe ; finance committee.
Rev. Marion 'Humphreys Is chairman
of the publicity committee, and H. K.
Walker is chairman of the secretarial
committee, the other members of
wfiich are E. B. McKown, Mrs. N. P.
Tucker, Miss Ola Van Horn and Omar
Cowden. The secretarial committee
will receive all cards of information
and make distributions in 'connection
with the canvass and the returns. The
members of the other committees will
be appointed at a later meeting.
Will Be 20U orkerx.
It is expected that there will be 200
workers employed in taking the can
vass, and the committee hopes to have
the returns completed in two hours.
3reat interest is being manifested and
hearty support of the movement is
everywhere being shown.
LUMBER PILES ARE
DESTROYED BY FIRE
Old Material Being Taken from Saw
Mill in West End Is Ignited by
Sparks from Engine.
OPTION ON PARK
EXPIRESJN A WEEK
Committee Hopes in That Time to be
Able to Have Fund of $5,000
Raised to Buy Ianri.
The option on the 22 acre tract of
land in the east end of the city, out
of which the city is planning to make
a park, will expire in the course of a
little more than a week and as it has
already been extended once, another
extension will probably not be askcl
for. The committee which is in charge
of the raising of the first $5,000 pay
ment on the tract reported that over
three-fifths of that amount has already
been secured and that it confidently
hopes to secure the rest of the mone
before the option has expired. The
committee is composed of J. F. Witter.
A. E. Xelson and Frank Maucker, and
Several piles of the old lumber be
ing taken out of the Weyerhaeuser
Denkmann saw mill in the west end
of the city caught fire last evening
about 6 o'clock and the fire department
was called to the scene to extinguish
the blaze. Just how the fire started
is not definitely known, but it is sup
posed that sparks from one of the
many engines which pass there fell
on the dry sawdust and lumber and
that the flames resulted. An old black
smith shop located near where ths
lumber was placed -was scorched con
siderably by the blaze, but the firemen
prevented its catching fire. The dam
age is a mere trifle, as all the lumber
which was burned is old sturt" and al
is assisted by E. B. McKown, presi
dent, of the Business Men's associa
tion and secretary of the park board.
TO BE OPENED TOMORROW
J. M. Schaab's New Grocery at 1601
J. M. Schaab will open a new gro
cery tomorrow morning at 1C01 Fourth
avenue. The store room has been en
tirely remodeled and refitted, includ
ing the lowering of the floor, making
the store an inviting one. Mr. Schaab.
who is an experienced man in this line,
has a complete stock of fancy and sta
ple groceries, and patrons are assured
prompt and careful attention.
Mayer Rosenfield's condition is re
ported much improved today.
Mrs. M. C. Rice has returned from
visit at Richmond and old Point
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Hand of Cam
bridge were in the city yesterday for a
Miss Mildred Warnook left this
morning for Ann Arbor. Mich., to visit
several weeks with Mrs. Anna Mar
shall Merrificld. She will also attend
the annual May festival of the univer
Ardo Mitchell has gone to Omaha to
take a position in the branch house of
tne Rock Island Plow, company and
ieon Aiitciiell departs shortlv for Pt
Paul to be connected with the branch
of the same concern in that city.
Booths Have a Son.
The police matron. Miss Dina
Ramser, has received word from Mr
and Mrs. Robert Booth of Monmouth,
that on May 4, they became the par
ents or a baby boy. It will be re
membered that the Booths were in
volved in the sensational murder
case about a year ago in this city,
and were, cleared or the charges of
killing their two-weeks old daughter.
Tre Man with Dandruff
Can new be cured. He should buy a
bottle of Zemo today. Zemo destroys
the germ that causes the disease. Its
use stops itching instantly, prevent
falling hair and leaves the scalp in a
clean healthy condition". For sale a'
Harper House pharmacy.
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TT is no wonder that our customers
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We Carry the Two Best Lines of
Suits and Overcoats
in this country the "L" System and the Adler-
Rochester clothing. They are the best to be had
and the prices are no higher than other stores charge
for the common ordinary kind.
$15, $18. $20, 22.50, $25 to $55
We give each and every customer the benefit of our lifetime experi
ence in dressing men, fitting him only in the clothing that is most
becoming to his particular style.
Leave It to Us and You Can't Go Wrong;
We are satisfied with the workmanship of every suit and overcoat be
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well known Manhattan brand. Also have a
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