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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY". MAV 17, 1913.
PUBLIC PARKS QF
ROOK ISLAND ARE
Since Advent of Spring Work
of Improving Recreation
Places Kas Been On.
BEAUTIFUL ROCK ISLAND
FLOWERS ARE IN PROFUSION
Since Last Year New Set cf Steps
Costirg $400 Has Been Built
at Lerg View.
Since the adver.t of spr'nz the work
of improving the various publ'c parks (
cf Hock I .iar.d has l-ten going on :
merrily end now the public pla'-e.i cf
rrrrrati'in present a mo: t inviting ap-1-earar.c.e.
luring the hi'l few day? of
trm weather Lone View p;rk lias;
been th nfr.f; of many picnics and .
the public play ground are us"d con- !
ttcucusty by the children.
AT l,M. ir.w . I
At Long View a force of eight men j
have? been buy for se-cra! v.ec.ks Kt- !
ting things in shape for t!:e mmmer.
The trial Hover b"d.-, in which' all J
the f.fiwcra that help to beautify the ;
grounds arc grown, tro being robbed ,
of their piar.ts wl.'ch art transplanted
In the various bed all ever tlie pari:. '
The Hom in the tiitl bed were!
p'er.ted In March r.nd cultivated care
fully ur.til May 11', when they er" re
moved. It Is the u. t ji:; of ( '. !".
fa'tjf t, v ho has ',.:irgr f tli'- park,
not to tran-plant an t .i:ng p.-ri.-habie
until after tne middle of May so thai
tlic dancer cf lti being killed by froht
Is r.'i. s-j r.rc.it f. if it wen; planted
earlier. About plants are grown
rarh year In the trial beds with which
the city's park:-, are supplied with ilow
ers. No 1 ' r-f than l'i ci:f! rent vari
eties are pro v. n in ibe beds each hav
ing a separate bed of its own.
M OHKMUX III VI .
Workmen have been b.isy cjurir.g the
last uee painting 1 1 ir fountains end
ornament la liip Spend r and Garr.sey
uquares and as soon as they have com
pleted tlifir u ork they will move to
Long View, whe.e the foi;.".tai::s,
fences r.i.d the bandstand '"! be re
dec ..vl'"l. Slrc-e but e:ir. at u cost
Of ?-(u, a i:cv.- set of !-Uiiie sic os has
beri built at Lous View, Lant v. iuter :
the 'jUl wcod'-n : t ;is that led no to
t'-e liiv. (; lake fro.n the i;oi tn pari or
the park were de-m yed by tire and
thu permanent st'"l'S v. ere ihi-d .
her the other were loi-ated. Small
pine i-hrub.s have been planted aleng ;
each cMo til the vulk.s feuding to the
lak':s from the south entrance of the
;:ir and when thc.-e ;.re full fcruwn
t! y u;ll he pyramidicnl in il;;ip; r.nd;
will add to the attractlvencbj of ihe
The ; a'-;, comprises 4i acref of boau
tifil rollirr ground ami Is er-slly thoj
Lifst beautiful place of recreation in ',
ill.- r.iMle weit. In rummer it fur-.
:!; s a flare of ri vt for the ti.ed
itrown-iipb and a P'.ay ground for the'
children and In vt Inter li'riif ro.io fk.it-:
r(t ; e-k cujoyrr.ci.t on the tvo r-inall
i:mi m j iii1 vii sr.. i
It v.i, ;:,uo;m. :! e. ?er.:jy that i
ll.e-ii-r hi lit' 'id v.ouid :- ipt a fori;, i n'
oo'-n air con-ertr. S-.ir.day, May C.. The;
Initial coniert villi ftart at 3 o clock
uu the day dexlijiiatel.
I.mr'noe, Kan. -I'm.'cjsnr Charles
H. JelMiim,, ;' ihe 1'r.ivi rsity cf Kau
utis ani:ouiic-ed lie b,il accepted a place
as In id cf the department of svonfl
cry education at 'ho rtsivrslty of llli-ik.Ih
Floral contest. Prizes offered by the Civic department
of the Rock Island Women's club. Contest open to every
one. Children especially urged to enter.
The following prizes are offered:
A $10 prize in each ward for the greatest improvement
of front yard from June to Oc:. 1.
A $10 prize in each ward for the greatest improvement
in back yard frcm June to Oct. 1.
A $3 prize in each ward for the best improvement of
A $3 prize in each ward for the best vine-covered
A $3 prize in each ward for the best vine or foliage
covered back fence.
A $3 prize in each ward to children under 15 years of
age for best kept flower garden.
A $3 prize in each ward to children under 15 years of
age for best kept vegetable garden.
A special prize of $5 for the best camera pictures tak
en before and after the improvement, whatever it may bz,
the picture to be printed in the city papers later on.
To the ward presenting the best appearance Oct. 1
there will be given a special ward banner.
Judges will be appointed to inspect places both before
the improvement is made and after. No contestant will
be allowed to contest for more than one prize. Seeds and
plant3 will be provided for those who are not able to pur
Apply to your ward chairman for entry cards. The
ward chairman are as follows:
First Mrs. Rudolph Nuessli, 429 Fourth street.
Second Mrs. R. M. Pearcc, 1132 Fourth avenue.
Third Mrs. J. R. Tuckis, 1201 Fourteenth-and-a-half
Fourth Mrs. E. D. Connelly, 724 Nineteenth street.
Fifth Mrs. R. J. Fullertcn, 1620 Twenty-second
Sixth Miss Katherine Larkin, 556 Thirtieth street.
Seventh Mr3. G. W. Borg, 4226 Seventh avenue.
nnrill V nilftnnrfs Island county that in the appointment
Itrriil I I in tin ur ofa boar(1 of review he wiU appoint
Ul iml tlm I UlinilUL.1 fsuch members of said board as will
State's Attorney Floyd E.
Thompson Alleges Tax Lev
ies Improperly Made.
SCHEDULES ARE UNSIGNED
Investigation Revealing Condition
Starts When Henry County
Supervisors Urge Prcbe.
What proniises to be the most thor
ough campaign against tax dodging
vr iinriprrfltcen in Rork Island rnnn.
fv ha heen initiated bv State's At- i some member
tornev Flovd E. Thompson. Eighteen I county bar' who- in his judgment,
township assessors today received ', sha11 be most fiUed to investigate the
look impartially into the situation and
levy taxes upon omitted property that
may have escaped taxation for past
years, and so that such members may
in all respects fully and impartially,
according to its powers, assess all
property in Rock Island county equit
ably. Resolved, that while it is with, no
sense of attempting to interfere with
the purely local government of affairs
in Rock Island county, still, inasmuch
as the people of this county are inter
ested in the construction of said ;
bridge, the state's attorney of this j
county is hereby authorised to appear .
for Henry county 'and brirs all suits
in the courts of Rock Islayl, county
for tiie proper assessment and collec
tion of taxes should the law-3 of the
state permit a county to assume that
sort of a position. .
Resolved, that the state's attorney
of this county be, and he is hereby,
authoriied to employ the services of
of the Rock Island
; through the mail, a communication
i from the official insisting that the
provisions of the revenue act have
been ignored and utterly disregarded
In many instances in the past and
stating that a strict compliance witn
the laws relating to assessment of
property, is to be demanded in
In the unusually frank and open I
question of the due assessment and
collection of taxes in Rock Island
The reply of the state's attorney to
this appeal follows, which shows that
Mr. Thompson has assumed a manly
.g j and courageous stand in what from
many viewpoints is a Qimcuit situa
tion: May 16. 1913.
HOLD FIELO MEET
; school track meet was held and has
become an annual affair, the good re
sults being already evidenced. Wil-!
son and Thomas, now freshmen of the
high school, who last year were the
i principal runners in the Lincoln school ! undertaken
meet, have proved their worth and
; secured permanent positions on tho
KtEtprvent State's Attornev Thnnin-
son shows that the financial condi-1 To tUs Honorable Board of Supervis
ion of Rock Island county is in a! ors- Cambridge, Henry County, 111.
deplorable shape, due primarily to fail-1 Gentlemen: our communication
ure to make nronertv returns in tax-! of recent date, inclosing resolution rel
nr.-.norrios tie nssprts that ns. ! ative to the proper assessments of
I KPSsorS have neglected to have sehe.1 I property in Rock Island county with
' tiles sisned, an offense punishable up-! the vlew of enabling said county to
! on conviction with a fine for or from i Pa' her part in the construction of a
ISlOO to S5.000 or imurisonment in the ! free bridge across Rock river at Col
! eountv iail not exceeding one vear or ona- received and carefully considered.
Ihntii at" ho riwrretion nf tho rnnrt 1 Replying to the communication
i The law requires assessors to furnish wl11 S8-v that 1 have instructed the
'each taxpayer with a printed blank ! assessors of Rock Island county of
i schedule for the listine of personal ! nlv intention to enforce the provi-
inmnortv nnri i verv ninin in its r. I sions of the revenue act in reference
miimmr-nts rplative to hnv- nmnortv ' t the assessment of property. I as
shall be valued. Attorney Thompson ! sure 'cu tnat 1 vin use the Pwer ot
charges that these provisions have
been willfully neglected and that the
practice must be stopped.
The investigation which the official
has been conducting and which re
vealed such a regretahle state of af
fairs that a complete probe is to be
started when he received
Yearly Athletic Event Captured r 'iii school t.-acii tem.
In- TV aw, Mr.mW file iw HKVtBIfKSOS A 1P.K.
, Easy Fashion.
IAD48 POINTS TO THE GOOD
Excellent Work Is Done and Affair
Attracts Much Attention The
I Glen Hendrickson, captcin of team I
! number one. proved to be the indiv- i
! idual star of the meet. He was the i
: mainstay of his team,, winning morel
than half of their points. Winning
: firsts in all the events in which he
entered, h totaled up 25 poiuts fo
a copy of the resolution passed by the
Henry county board of supervisors,
demanding that tax conditions here be
looked into in order that this county
should have adequate funds with
which to carry out its participation
in th2 building o a bride over Rock
river at Coiona according to plans
prepared years ago. Mandamus action
was brought to compel Rock Island
Team number one of the
school last night easily defeated all
oni'-rs in thf annual Lincoln schol
;rac.k nr.d field meet held at the Res
ervoir last evening. The final count
save tl.H v.ir.ners a total of 48 points, j the 5 feet 4 incne3 mark
wiuie iam number turee. wn:cn mi-,j,.. i ,y.a
county to co-operate but this failed,
himself. He won firsts in the 100-vard ! u DeinK alleged in that action as a
idaah, the 600 yard run. the running j defense that this county was unab3
' high iuniD. the shot nut and the discus i to levv anv tases other than for its
i throw, and proved himself to be onelcurront expenses and bonded indebt- revenue act which have been ignored
!of the stroneest runners in the relay , eaness. and neglected in the past. The finan
rac?. his team winning by a big lead. AK thohpsox-s cial condition of Rock island county
From the present indications Hen-1 A Part OI tue resolution adopted demands a more careful assessment.
my office to enforce the law. When
I took the oath to faithfully discharge
the duties of the office of state's at
torney I did not qualify that oath by
specifying what laws I would enforce
I assure you that it will be a pleas
ure to me to co-operate with the
state's attorney of Henry county in
furthering the interests of the people
of our respective counties.
Very respectfully yours,
FLOVD E. THOMTSOX,
I.KTTKR TO ASSESSORS.
The letter to the township assessors
of the county which the provisions of
the Revenue act are recited and the
penalties noted is given below
To the Assessors in Rock Island
By virtue of Section 340 of the
Revenue act it is my duty to call your
attention to the provisions of the
ally 'a on i.eeond place in the rucking,
totaled U0: points. Team number
two won a t.'.ose third with a sum of
11J"':. The three teams were picked
from the Ftudent of the departmental
grades of th Lincoln school, the
team being made a3 even as possible,
accordi.13 to the dope on hand before
the met. High tchool students offi
ciated the meet, whiie Principal Mc
Cnll of the Lincoln buiidisg was the
referee. Last year the first Lincoln
drlckson's p!-.cr on the next year track
and field team of the high school is
practically assured. In the high jump
Hcndrirksoa has been leaping around
meet, having won first
place he did not try longer, although
Whereas, also, it
charged that there
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You can do much to remedy the shame
IS persistently ful financial situation in whiH. our
property in ; county has been placed. I shall in-
Rock Island county escaping the pay- sist uptn a strict compliauce with the
ment of taxes entirely. Now. there- a,Vs relating to assessment of prop
fore, be it j ertr.
Resolved, as follows: That the!
It is not mv n-.irnose tn stt nut th.
ho had broken the record. He will be j board of supervisors of Henry county, ; body cf tne jjeven.;e act bul t0 caj
a siuaent or tne mgn scnooi next vear. ct.uj., uu mnoj.v
The complete results are as follows: I request of the state's attorney of
50-yard dash First: Ingalls; second, ! Rock Is'and county his good offices to
Bruner; third, Scherer; fourth, Welch. jus0 the Pv''ers of his office, whatever
Time, 6 1-5 seconds. ! tllev n,av be. for the rlgulful levy and
50-yard dash (For boys under 13); ! collection of taxes in that county, and
ycur attention to it, and urge you to
read jt carefully. The first part of
the act explains fully the assessment
cf property. Section 310 of the act
tells how and when personal property
first. Dice; second, Wilson; third, 1
for the bringing of suits in the courts
Lhall be iis'.ed.
Any assessor, cr deputy assessor, or I shall also be removed from office by
member of tiie. board of review of as- j the judge of the court before whom h
sessements, or."board of equalization
or other person whose duty it is to
assess property for taxation or equal
ize any such assessment, who Khali re
fuse or willfully neglect any duty re
quired by him by law, or who shall
(onsent or connive at any evasion of
the provisions of this act whereby any
property required to be assessed shall
be unlawfully exempt in whole or m
part, or the valuation thereof be set
54.5! of that county for back taxes, or oth-
0 .:ft.iS!51' jtiv
THAT YOU .SHOULD
5i u Ayr tp Tr tht patt
g THAT OUR. ICECREAMS
-wcViAND BAKER, Y 600PJ
MMcVMAKZ THE BE-5T IN THE
LOT.S Of PEOPLE THINK THAT JU.ST BECAUSE
BREAD AND THINGS ARE BAKED AT HOME
THAT THEY ARE BETTER THAN THEY CAN
GET IN OUR BAKERY. THI.S S WHERE THEY
ARE WRONG. WHY? BECAUSE EVERY IN
GREDIENT THAT GOE.S INTOOUR BREAD AND
CAKE J 5 MEASURED EXACT. MODERN AP
PLIANCES ARE USED AND EVERYTHING
DONE .SCIENTIFICALLY. YOU HAVEN'T THESE
IN YOUR' KITCHEN. THEN WHY FRET IN A
HOT KITCHEN. ORDER YOUR BAKERY
GOODS FROM US.
OUR CAKES. ICE CREAMS AND PASTRY
W 3? B S
; r.ernnris i crwise.
j 100-yard dash First, G. Hendrick-1 Resolved, that this board request the
1 son; second, Ingalls; third, Santry; j ood oces or the board of supervisors
fourth, Dopp. Tine, 112-5 seconds. !of Rock Is,and county to use Us pow-
C60-yard dash First, G. Hendrick-i er3 "htevcr tlle-v maJ' be. in the
'eoc; second. Santry; third, McMullen; rightful levy and collection of taxes in
fourth, Munroe. Time, 1 minutes 54 4-5 sai(1 count' and tnat said board author
seconds. 1 ::e state's attorney of said coun
Running high jump First, Hendrick-t0 bricK a11 needful suits against
son; second. McMullen; third, Scher-i a" individuals to enforce the due col
er and Dopp, tied. Height. 5 feet ' Iection of taxes.
l-9 inches ! Resolved, that this board do here-
1 ' . n.nm ' laou than i , . rni iH rn;l
j to list personal property a printed
blank schedule, and section 312, speci-1
fies how property shall be valued.
Running broad jump F'rft, McMul
len; second, Whisler; third, Bruner;
fourth. Ingalls. Distance, 14 feet &
Shot put First. Hendrickson: sec
ond. Burton; third, Iopp; fourth,
Whisler. Distance. 31 feet 2 inchea.
Discus throw First. Hendrickson,
.second. Whisler; third. Dopp; fourth,
McMullen. Distance. 67 feet 10 inches.
Relay race, one-half mile First,
team No. 1, composed of Ingalls, Gus
tafson, Myers and Hendrickson; set
ond. team No. 3, composed of Floyd
' Hendrickson. Dopp, Brown and McMul
len; third, team No. 2, composed of
j Santry, Clark, Welch and Whisler.
i THK OFFICIALS.
I The high school students. Interested
in the budding track athletes, were
the principal officials of the meet.
(They were e follows:
Referee Principal Frank B. McCali.
Starter Will Glass.
Clerk of Course Claude Hippler.
j Tinier Paul Dahien.
' Judge of Finish Crawford Carter,
;Burt!s Wilson, Lawrence Johnson and
i Louis Dripps.
by ask of the county judge of Rock
' Sllvis. 111.. May 17. 1913. Notice is
hereby given that I will not be re-
, sponsible for any debts contracted by
Daniel D. Pottleer.- after this date.
i MRS. EMMA A. POTTIGER.
Cracked and Swollen. Could Not
Sleep. For 2 Years Nobody Could
Cure His Eczema. CuticuraScap
and Ointment Completely Cured.
P05 I-or-cll Place. Chicago. Til. "Tbe
trouble bngzn by my hands burning and
Itching and 1 rubbed and scratched them
till one day I saw little, red
forvt coming oat. My
tanrla were disflgurod and
swollen, aad troublxl mo
so that I coild not iln-p.
They were cracked acd
when '.he srnjill sores broke
a white niaiter would enma
cut. I could not do any
Lard wor ; if I did the aorea
would come out worse.
-For two years nobody could cure my
eczema., until one day I thought I would try
the Cuticura Soap and Ointment. I used
warm water with the Cuticura Soap and
aftrr that I put the Cuticura Ointment on
my bands twice a day for alxut five or sis
months when I was completely cured.?
Signed) Ram Marcus, Nov. 28. 1011.
Not or.ly are Cuticura Soap and Ointment
most valuable In the treatment 'it eczemas
N fc y
19 1 7TH ST.
PHONE W. 156
Cambridge, Mass. The Schaumasse
comet is rather disappointing to the and other dJrtreafing eruption at tkin an 4
slrv 1. 1., r. n r.t V. w .1: ;. J . .
ordinary star gaser, according to a:
report of observation r;elved at the I
Harvard observatory. Professor Ear-'
nard of the Yerkes observatory at i
Lake Geneva. Wis., has been unable cake cf Cuticura Soap 2ic.) and box of Ycu wi I observe that the act re-
to find any semblance of tiie usual! Cu,icu-'a Oir-tmcat cstc.) arc often t-zmarot ! quires that all schedules be signed'
i alp. but ro other emollieatj do so nvich
for ilm;iles. Llackheads. rod. rough skins.
Itchuse. sraly scalps, dinirul. dry, tuln and
- .....vi liiiiu. kuu aaaicies3 i
tails, nor do It so economically. A ringlo j ter ' them unsigned.
I call your attention especially to
section 313 which provides: The as
sessor shall require every person to
make, sign, and swear to the schedule
provided for by this act. if any per
son shall refuse to make the schedule
herein required, or to subscribe and
swear to tiie sanne, the asse.iFor shall
list the property cf such person ac
cording to his best knowledge, in for
mation and judgment, pt its fair cash
value, and shall add to the valuation
of such list an amount equal to fifty
per cent of such valuation. Whoever
in making such schedule shall will
fu'ly swear falsely in any material
matter Rhall be guilty of perjury and
And section Zlf. which provides:
The assessor, deputy assessor, cr
seme other person duly authorized by
law to administer oa'hs, shall admin
ister the oath or affirmation attached :
to the assessment schedule, as provid-!
ed by law, to each person or proper
effieer of corporation so assessed, and !
such person or officer of such corpor-;
ation shall ba required to sign said
assessment schedule r.nd swear to the'
same, and in case any cne refuses so ,
to do, the assessor shall note the fact!
in the column of remarks opposite
euch person's nanr1; and any assessor!
failing to have said assessment scbed-1
u.e so signed by the person assessed ;
and an oath administered as required '
by law, cr failing to make such note J
that the persrn or proper officer of the j
corporation refuses so to do, shall for ,
each offense be fined not less than one
hundred dollars nor more than five i
thousand dollars. j
Vrged by the board of supervisors
of Henry county (the matter having;
been raised in the mandamus suit to
compel Rock Island county to build .
her half of a bridge across Rock river j
at Coiona) I have examined the sched-j
uleg filed in the treasurer's office fori
the past years and find a larg num-
by law, shall upon conviction be fined
for each offense not less than one
hundred dollars nor more than five
thousand dollars or Imprisoned in the;
county jail not exceeding one year, or
both imprisonment and fined at the
discretion of the court: he shall also
be liable upon bis bond to the party
injured for all damage sustained by
such party as above provided, and
is tried and convicted.
Trusting that 1 may have yoilF
hearty co-operation in establishing rr
spect for the law, I am
Very respectfully yours, .
FLOYD E. THOMPSON.
ANNUAL SPELLING TESTS
IN SCHOOLS YESTERDAY
The annual spelling tests were held
yesterday in the public graded school
of this city. The results will not bt
announced until sometime next week,
as the papers, the test being written,
have yet to be corrected. The school
having the best average of accuracy
in this work will receive a prize.
All the news
ail the time
i fiery tail, while the comet's illumirat-1
icg powers have reached only the
, tenth magnitude. t
I A'l the news
iil tlie tiie 'IB a
when aU else has fiUed. Sold throughout
the worii. Liberal saapio cf each mailed
free, wl-.h 32-p. Skin Boot. Address pojt
card 'Cuticura, Dept. T. Boston."
"Teccr-f-tcod men should use Cnticara
Soap &Avias Dlki, 2c feample free.
and that you must report all refusals
I to sign to my office. The provisions
i cf the act in this behalf are very p'.tv'n
j ard will b? enforced. i
j Ycur attention is also called to see
lticn 238 of the act which provides: j
Quality ALL the Time
It would be an easy matter to turn out quality
work on a sample bundle now and then but to
maintain quality a'l the time means constant
watchfulness and the mcst improved equipment
that can be found.
This laundry maintains quality every day in the
year it protects vou and your linen. Its equip
ment and processes are absolutely modern.
You'll never know the satisfaction this laun
dry gives until your try it why not do so now?