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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1,1912.
than half a century ago the proposl- j
tlon was adranced In congress to build :
a national pike from Baltimore to the '
Pacific coast, and money for this pur-j
pose was appropriated. Almost insur
mountable difficulties were experienced ;
in blazing the way across the moun-;
tains and through, the forests which
the whole United State a person whoire then as nature had made them.,
has made any study of public highway JThe road was never completed except
conditions who does not belles in the Cumberland. Md.. to a point in i
paying qualities of a good road. Indiana. Recently there has been or-.
One need, nnir t iw t rvi..r (tanked what is known as the Old
BAD ROADS COST
BIG SUM YEARLY
It would be Impossible to find in
to And that this Is true. There is not
a shiewder judge of investments in
that state than General DuPont. He
proposes .to build a modern thorough
fare across the entire length of the
state and earn the Interest on it by ex
ploiting the 160 feet of the right of
way which is not used by the road.
This he looks opoa as a sane and sen
sible business proposition, and he
ought to know.
In many communities where good
roads or so-called good roads hare
been built, the result has been a dis
appointment. But this is the outcome
of a lack of knowledge as to bow the
highway should be primarily construct
ed, and as to how it should be main
tained after once laid. A good brick
road properly put down and it Is now
well known how such roads should be
constructed maintain a permanent
value to a degree which really makes
them free from the cost of upkeep.
It is really Impossible to give def
inite figures as to what the people of
the United Btates lose each year In the
matter of transportation over poor
highways, but it will run into more
than eight hundred millions of dollars,
far more than enough to put every pub
lic wagon road of the country into the
best possible condition.
The movement in behalf of better
roads Is not of modern origin. More
IV, , , i
having for its object the building of !
this read from New York to Las Ange- !
lea. which would give a complete !
across-the-country highway of the most
modern construction and the longest
in the world.
But the movement has gone far be
yond anything like a matter of purely
government aid and the different
states are taking It np in their own
way. In Massachusetts, New Jersey,
California and other states legisla
ture's hare appropriated millions of
dollars for state aid in the carrying
on of the work, and Ohio and other
commonwealths are proposing to fol
low the example set by these other
A very Important factor in connec
tion with good roads improvement has
been the matter of maintenance, and
often highways seemingly well con
structed have gone back to their orig
inal condition because of the lack of
proper care. But with the modern
method of building roadways, the
maintenance becomes a very insignif
icant affair. For instance, Cuyahoga
county in Ohio several years ago came
to a realization that bad roads must
become a matter of the past. The
Cleveland merchants were the first to
grasp the situation and know that bet
ter highways meant more trade, there
fore a larger profit at the end of the
year. Therefore the county commis-
. ' y, i niuurra were urgea ana willingly gave
TLe,r their consent to the hirildlnv r.f
& JVIi- w- 1 hundred miles of modem thor-
I VUhlli Ul V D . 1 I i n K I 111.- W It H I mpn
and now, under the mode of construc
tion adopted, there is hardly a mile of
all of this new roadway which is not
in as pood a condition as it was at the
time It was laid. The merchants find
that they were right In their belief
that good roads meant better business,
and at no place in the United States
can more enthusiastic supporters of
pood roads be found than they. But
the farmers likewise, who live outside
of Cleveland, are no less enthusiastic.
WILLING TO SUPPOKT ANYU h8Trd up ,0 thPm an
uj n uiuu mey ran reacn in?
city every day of the year and do so
without inconvenience. .Moreover, they
can haul loads with a sine-? team doa-
ble the weight they hauled under the
j There was an impression abroad !
at the time the agitation started in
I behalf cf good roads that it was I
j largely in favor of those fortunate
! people who possess automobiles or a
i hors and carriage, but this has been!
IdiBpelled as the fact has become ap- j
imreni mat it is or equal benefit t'j
! those living In the country or city,
j who are compelled to go about on
'foot. A striking Illustration of thia
Our ( quitable credit sys
tem makes it possible for
the wage earner to have
a handsomely furnished
There is no mystery about ' FRANC'S prices
everything is marked in plain figures and is
strictly one price to all.
Annual sales of our
combined 28 stores
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Important Announcement Concerning Karpen G5e Leather Davenports
Democratic Overcoats '
Mark X In the space opposite the
name of the one you want to vote for
and your candidate will be elected in
MKurk Island's Heat Vain
If nifforlne from any skin trouble.
fruii v,.ii If ..tl...
lininf(i!a! lv bv the use of Poslam. th.-p'-rfect.
modern skin reniwiy.
l'oslam stops itching at once and
o.uickly cures eczema, acne pimnies
salt rhetim. itch and all like dis-ases.
eradieates pimtiles and common I lem
lynes with a few applications clearc
nd poses and inflamed complexions
over niKhi .Many distressed lor vear
have experienced complete cure
through Poslam in a few davs
IHJSI.AM SOAP is the soap of soaps
for daily use toilet and bath, as a
liil'nn. iif ( ii i mi-lm 1 , . . . I . .
KiiuiK i uiur auu lexiure
of the skin and assuring Its continued
health. Absolutely pure, it derives iip
rare beneficial effects from medication
with Poslam. Soothes tender skin
Best for infants.
A. J. Keiss. N. W. Steiner. H. O
Rolfa and all druttelsts sell Poslam
(price Sk cents) and Poslam Soap
I nHin 9 .ntai L. . . 1.
?T',',P. t0 inp l-nierjreiicy l aboratories.
3J West Twenty-fifth street. New York
TEE NAME "KAEPEN"
is to furniture what "Sterling" is to silver. Recognized as
the fctardard by w.;;ch all upholstered furniture is measured
the l"n:tad Sta es (tovernuient ei:eci!ics Karpen furniture
for every public building in Washington. Tiie owner of a
pieee of Karpen upholstered goods has the assurance that in
to its creation has been centered the art to properly design,
the ab'Iity to perfectly cu::.truct and the hi'-h ileal of perpel-u-uing
the riceless reputation of threo ;;er.era.ions of furni
ture craftsu.en. Karpen furniture is the kind you'.e wanted
to buy. but realizing its extremity hl'rh class character
you've thought it a luxury, in whic'u you could not indulge.
BY A SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
other stores . sk for inferior furniture from unknown mak
ers. As an example of tae values we oner,
YOUR SPECIAL ATTENTION
is called to the davenport shown lu the illustration. The
buyer of one of these davenports baa the sense of security
of knowing that it cannot "go wrong;" that the Inside is as
good as the outside that our binding guarantee of Franc's
stands between yon and any possible future dissatisfaction.
WE CONSIDER THE DESIGN
of exceptional artistic simplicity, free from any suggestion of
gaudiness, yet with sufficient mnasiveness of detail. This
davenport ia sure to appeal to the cultured taste. The broad
arms, heavy posts, plain, straight lines and the cushion effect
of the back combine to produce an attractive mission effect.
consisting of a contract involving our 28 stores, we are
enabled to offer Karpen furniture at exceptionally attractive
iirfres We are mahi' a l:iree evnnF.iiicn ti' Knrnen pro
ductions cn which the prices are positively lower than need scarcely be gone Into minutely. When you know
THE DETAILS OF CONSTRUCTION
"Karpen," you know it's best. Solid qnarterd oak forma
the frame work and Pennine hornrhide leather the uphol
stering. The fact that this davenport Is "Karpen" tella the
THE PRICE WE NAME
is but another illustration of the savings possible at franc's.
You've never dreamt of being able to buy any kind of a gen
uine leather davenport for $42.50. but here Is your chance to
get not only a leather davenport but a KAKl'tN LEATHEU
DWEM'OUT at this unheard-of price.
THE TERMS OFFERED
are as attractive as tho other features connected with this
davenport. $3.50 cash and $1.00 weekly are the extremely
liberal arrangements by which you become the proud owner
of this magnificent article. Although 15 go on salo. 1t is ad
visable that you come tomorrow to prevent possible- disappointment.
We are showing besides the
i-Tv we are snowing ussmea cue
epartlTieBt. Celebrated Garland Line a
most complete assortment of cheaper grades. Below we show you a few of the many
money saving opportunities you can expect here.
)ur TKILBY CAK A good jj
KaoUti frit n cmai! r rm l
Phone 2089. Lady Attendant.
R. W. KENT
Open Day and Night
313 18th Street. Rock Island.
will be your verdict when you
aee the new designs In wail pa
pers on exhibition here. You'll
be right, too, tor the designing
was done by real artists and the
papers were produced by the
moet skillful artisans. Not to
aee these papers before choos
ing will be a big mistake.
MACHIRUS & CO.
214 MAIN STREET
1 his Handsome Nickel $
Trimmed Blue Steel Range
This range Is made of Wells
ville polished blue steel, not
enameled or painted. Has
large warming closet, drop
lea shelf, side sheir, nickel
towel rack and heavily
nickled oven doors. Duplex
grates for either coal or
' The Make
our other stores by a manu
facturer who has given us a
price that enables us to place
thia 1ti tlto hntnol rif th
r ... . .
mree cities at a price mat no
other store can possibly
The terms are such
there is really no reason
any one should not own a
good range. We have made
fc--- f 1 I SlldHII ! I'll Mill I IP SM I 1, m I I I
iasya 3mxsjm .m. our
why M?Jsi J)fc W1-?- -
is made for us and A1V's.Si'ri-''VHr"ii,s.,f;' "H''
B4-uC - H .4.-i .- J. . ir:av 3TM B
Idea of opening a great many i.C'r 3 mfi-bL-.'ZJrSSWi Buy this stove
accounts, giving the people yij.ill V I'.ll'-S-- 30 days and if
an opportunity of getting ac- :.yl,-mi -j J1Xti''f:t satisfactory, w
quainted with this store V.c
12.60 cash, $1.00 weekly. Bold
We Sell What We
When you come to buy this
range no effort will be made
to eel you something else.
We sell goods as advertised.
g J The Baking Qualities
This range has been sold for
some years by a number of
stores, and has always
proved satisfactory, and
. . thfirfifrira ut a have n r liuut.
tSk aac' m giving you an abso
lute guarantee as to results.
and use it for
e will take It
Few Harvard Down Craft
rM, Hot Dlast
5c a week.
Ii "s.1 .". '.1 A
on 30 days' trial.
i r-:-c3ry' ; -...i :x . ,
A great many people need
a small stove for the bed
room and do not want to
put up with the odor us
ually caused by using pn
oil stove. To those this
stove will look no
good; our price .50eUO
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If you wrmt a gorxl 1if.nt.er
at a v ry Uv price this
one wiil mji-;'1 to you. It
is our fflcltivitcl iiarvnnl
down draft h t hlnst arid
can be depended upon to
keep 3'our rooms comfort
able in the coldest wcilh
er. It is nicely nickel
trimmed and will hold fire
over nilit. Our Q 1
ppfcial price O I
'is shown in every township where' sable condition of the roads
i children are compelled to walk to which they had to go,
! school. Formerly there were many 'tits where good roads have been in-' increased many per ent.
days in the, year when they were un-i stalled this is no longer true, and j If looked at from a moral stand-
ia'le to attend because of the Ui.pa.s- the statistics in every state of the 'point, good roads play an important
Many people formerly did not j look el at in every way, tht,re seems
over union will show that In such places! part.
In communi-jthe daily average of attendance has go to church because they could nelth-ito bo no possible objection which can
er drive nor walk to the place of tvor-' be ra'E';d to th- !da of Improving
ship, but where good roads have gone ( the public highways of the entlra
Into effect this is no longer true. So. i country.