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THE KOCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY. MAY 20, 1013.
FOR THE PLACING
OF BILL BOARDS
Ordinance Covering Nuisance
Introduced at Meeting of
International Claims Commission Busy at Capital
MUST SECURE PETITIONS
Property Ownert in Vicinity of Pro
posed Location Must Approve
The bl'.l board evil was Again
brought up at the meeting of the city
council yesterday afternoon. An or
dinance covering the nuisance had
been drafted and was read. Commis
Moner Arcble Hart fathered the prop
osition at a former session declaring
that something must be done to cur
tall the placing of the eye sores on
the mo?t prominent streets.
It seems that tho Mate legislature
gives cities the right to regulate the
bill board matter. The height, dis
tance from the ground and other fea
tures must conform to the law. The
ordinance provides for the city issuing
a license and plates that no new board
can be placed within 300 feet of a
property unless signed by the prop
erty owners of that locality.
A petition was presented signed by
27 property owners, declaring the bill
boards on Fifth avenue between Thir-ty-tlghth
and Thirty-ninth streets to be
r.ot only unsightly but a positive det
riment to property values in that vicin
ity. The communication which asked
that the boards be ordered removed
was placed on file without action.
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A street flUBher was ordered pur
chased from the V. D. Etnyre com
pany of Oregon. 111. It is a uniform
power flusher, a type the commission
ers finally determined on after a thor
ough investigation of the pneumatic,
toward which ti.e officials first leaned
and then used a woman's perogatlve
of "changing their minds."
A communication was read from E.
11. Torbln a.sklng for a permit for a
picture show on Forty-second street
and Fourteenth avenue. The matter
was referred to Commissioner Hart.
City Engineer Wallace Treichler re
ported to the council that a sidewalk
In front of lots 2, 3 and 4,
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Left to right: Sir Charles Fitzpatrick, Andre Fromageot and Chandler P. Anderson.
The international claims commission, composed of Sir Charles Fitzpatrick, chief justice of Canada; Andre
Fromageot of France, president of the tribunal and Chandler P. Anderson, ormerly counselor of the United States
state department, is now sitting at Washington. It is engaged in settling disputes of private individuals who
have claims against the United State3 and Canada. Some of the claims date back as far as 1812 and there has
been no settlement since the last commission sat in 1853. The claims relate to the collision of American and
Canadian vessels, seizure of Canadian sealing boats and other subjects.
Office 216 Safety Bldg.
Telephone West 2222
OLD FLOORS IVIABE NEW
Tri-City Floor Surf acin
Nothing increases the value and comfort of home? more than perfect floors.
Let us surface and finish vour new floors or refinish your old and worn
floors making them better than new
By Our Modern Electric Floor Surfacing Machine
way to increase the revenue from j
the water department and at the
same time make it possible to lower
the rates in the future. There was
no objection to the measure.
City Engineer Wallace Treichler
asked that new water rates be estab
lished for the following: Cement curb
lineal foot; concrete curb and gutter
per lineal foot; concrete masonry per
cubic yard; cement sidewalks, five
inches thick, per square foot; con
crete paving foundation, five inches
thick, per square yard.
A large number of public imnrove
ment matters were considered, but the
the Twentieth street project will not
come up for final adoption as was the
expectation. Among the proposed
pavements were the following:
Twelfth avenue from Ninth to Four
teenth avenue, estimated cost $21,110;
Twelfth avenue from Twelfth to Twenty-second
street, estimated cost $19,
"60; Sixteenth avenue, Twelfth street
to Fifteenth avenue, estimated cost
$5,749.40; Tenth avenue from Thir
tieth street to Thirty-fourth street;
Thirty-fourth street from Tenth to
Ninth-and-a-half street, estimated cost
$10,763, all of them being asphalt. A
brick pavement on Forty-fourth street
Johnson's ! from Seventh avenue to fhe south line
necessary and a machine will be
bought at once. A six-inch watermain
on Twenty-first street from Fourth
to Fifth avenues wa3 ordered in.
OVER 2,000 ELKS
TO BE IN PARADE
Magnificent Spectacle to Be
Staged June 5 W. A. Eos
enfield Is Marshal.
LOCALS TO BE 230 STRONG
Exceptional Interest Manifested
in the Effort to Improve
Ssnatcr Sherman and Rsndall Parrish l
to Speak in the Illinois
subdivision on Seventeenth street and of lot 7, block K, Eagewood Park ad
Fiftf enth avenue, had not ben putjdition, estimated cost $15,018; a side
in. althoueh an ordinance coverinjs it I walk on the west side of Forty-fourth
I street in front of lot No. 3, block H,
Edgewood Park addition, and starting
at the south line of block 2, second
was passed months ago. The improve
ment was ordered made.
JTIIKKH TO KI.K.
The streets of the city are to be
practically turned to the Elks at the
time of thfir state convention here.
A communication from the local lodge
was read asking for the use of the
i-treats and sidewalks for decorative
Permission vas asked to place two
nrches cm Elshtwnth street, one on
First avenue and one on Second ave
nue and to set up temporary wooden
lamp po:Ms along the east side of
Eighteenth street to correspond with
tiie permanent ones on the west side
of the street between First and Sec
ond avenues, and to place festoons of
electric light-i on both sides of the
street in the business district. It
U desired to place platforms In the
streets for the purpose of reaching
the wires from which to hang deco
rations on Second avenue from Fif
teenth to Twentieth streets with the
consent of the owners of the wires
and other reasonable platforms in
front of such buildings as the owners
may wish to decorate.
TO RKOI i ll IIUK1.
Commissioner Martin Rudgren in
troduced his resolution providing for
th reduction of water rents from $12
to $9 a year nnd stipulating that all
addition Edgewood Park, the estimat
ed cost being $492, were also consid
ered. The sum of $3,040.12 was allowed P.
F. Trenken3chuh for rock excavation
on Second ward district. The sum
of $19.49 was voted to Commissioner
Jonas Hear for expenses to the re
cent hearing before the legislative
committees relative to the Tice road
bill and the improvement of the Illinois-Michigan
After the commissioners in informal
Over 2,000 Illinois Elks are expected
to be in the parade, Thursday, June 5,
which is to be the big day cf the state
convention. Purple and white uniforms
to the number of 230 have been order
ed by members of the local order and
these will be de'.ivered oa May 25. At
a meeting held last night W. A. Roeen-
was named marshal of the day
and his aide3 will be appointed later.
Work of decorating the streets and
business buildings will be inaugurat
ed the latter part of the month. The
merchants have contributed generous
ly, and from present indications, the
streets of Rock Island will surpass in
appearance those of any other conven
tion city in the history of Illinois Elk
dom. CLOSE.! street.
The city commission has granted
permission to the local lodge to erec
archv.ays on Eighteenth street on
both First and Second avenues, and
nave agreea to suspend all tramc on
t'nusual interest is being taken in
the City Beautiful contest, inaugurat
ed by the Woman's club of this city.
In all parts of town residents are al
ready beginning to groom their prem
ises in anticipation of the campaign
which has for its principal object a
more cleanly, sanitary and attractive
Not only grownups but children as
well, are urged to enter the contest.
There will be a prize in each ward for
the following: Greatest imnrovement
I of front yard, gi eatest improvement of
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LiatA jrciu, ucai iiiiJi j trmeut Ul uuiiic-
vards, best vine covered porch, best
vine or foliage covered back fence,
best kept flower garden by chi'dren
under 15 years of age, best kept vege
table garden by children under 15
years of age, best camera pictures
taken before and after the improve
ment. A banner will go to the ward
presenting the best appearance. The
competition will open June 1 and end
Time is moneyWe save you both.
T. Ramsey, Mgr.
Call West 2222
J. E. Woods, Supt.
arranging for the annual convention of
the Illinois Anti-Tuberculosis associa
tion, the dates of which were fixed for
Oct. 11 to 14. Rockford citizens re-,
cently voted to establish a tuberculosis
CONTRACT IS LET
ON CITY UNIFORMS
J. Ullemeyer Will Fit Out Po
licemen and Firemen With
session had practically agreed to j 'his block during ccnvi-ntion week.
award the contract for auditing the The Rock Island club has tendered i
city's books to Fritz Becker of Dav-1 the use cf its reception anu ball rooms
enport, the commissioners "took it on the second floor, for the conven
back" yesterday and awarded the ience of the Elks" ladies during the
work to E. H. Sleight of MoJine, j convention. On Wednesday evenins.
June 4. Senator Lawrence Y. Sherman
who handled the same proposition last
year. Mr. Sleight's bid was $250 as
was two others and the Davenport
resident was low man with $21", but
after Mr. Sleight had addressed the
council in the interests of his bid, a
motion made by Commissioner iTear
carried to accept the Moline bid.
AME INSPECTOR .
J. H. Stapp was formally appointed
to the position of building inspector.
It was decided to purchase a team
churches, schools and religious and i for the health department from H. H.
rharitahle institutions be required to Thornhill for 395. A typewriter for
pay for water. It is hoped in this ' the city clerk's office was deemed
AN Importation of fine Panama
Hats v hich were held up in
the Custom house for re-valuation
and readjustment of duties
have now been released and have
just been placed on sale.
Tlicse are the extra fine qualities
and come in thz medium, small and
These superb w:a jesAare priced,
beginning at the low mark and on
up by easy stages to $7.50 for the
very best qualities.
They come m the leading shapes
approved by latest Paris advices
and arc caaerly sought by the fash
ionable sctt who are most particular
as to shape and texture.
The quantity is not large and we
therefore advise early selections.
ROCK 1 5 LAND. ILL.
THI1B AVI 94 JJ
and Randall Parrsh will deliver ad
dresses at the Il'.inois theatre, and on
this occasion the public will be invited
to a'tend. A big delegation from Har
vey, 111., will make the trip to Rock Is
land in automobiles.
At the meeting last night, a class of
18 new candidates was initiated. A
social session followed the business
The work of installing a brick pave- j
uient ai uie rear or tne postomce !
building has been completed. The im-!
' prcvement' has long been needed and
takes the p!ace of the macadam which i
j had been down for years. New
! screens for the doors arid windows are ;
being put in place. The grounds sur-'
rounding the building present a very .
i 2 '.tractive appearance, as many Cow-'
, er beds have been made.
The contract for the uniforms for
the police and fi?e departments has
been let to John J. Ullemeyer. Here
after the city will purchase a new
suit each year for the men, following
the decision of Ccmmissioner Hart
that the high cost of living made it
imperative that this expense should
be borne by the municipality.
It is planned to use something like
40 new uniforms a year. Commission
er Hart wi:i formulate rules in his own
department, relative to the length of
service required before the "glad
rags" are presented and for the other
details in connection with the scheme.
The men are to blossom forth June 1
in their fine toggery.
PLEADS FOR HER BOY
"Please do not send my boy to Jail",
sobbed a heart broken mother in po
lice cc-urt this morning, as with head
bowed in grief she pleaded for her
Andrew Baird was arraigned on the
bench this morning to answer to a
charge of intoxication. After being
liberated from jail yesterday morning
for a similar offense, he was brought
in again- shortly before noon, so over
come by liquor that the heart's action
had almost ceased. A physician was
summoned, and the man "did r.ot re
gain consciousness for hours.
"The boy is all I have got." said the
mother. "If he goes to jail, you can
take me with him".
"Will you act like a man if I liber
ate you?" asked the judge.
"I will, so help me God," said Baird.
"Dismissed," said the magistrate.
"Call the next case."
AT PEORIA TODAY
Local Physicians in Attendance
at Annual Session in Peoria
illustrate exclusively the care of th.a
baby. This feature is a new one and
will undoubtedly meet with the ap
proval of the physicians.
The sixty-third annual meeting of
the Illinois medical society opened In
Peoria this morning with headquarters
at the Jefferson hotel. On account of
the special features the meeting this
year promises to be the best ever held
in the history of the society. It is ex
pected that at least 6,500 medical men
from all ever Illinois will be in at
tendance. A campaign for members
in every county in the state has been
conducted and now the Illinois so
ciety, boasts cf the largest member
ship in the country. A number from
this city are attending ' the conven
tion. Arrangements have been made with
the Edison company to show motion
pictures illustrating various mental
and nervous diseases and one reel will
FUMERAL OF C. F. SL0CUM
Well Known Albany, III., Auctioneer
Buried at Oak Ridge.
(Special to the Argus).
Albany, 111., May 20. The funeral of
Chester F. S'.ocum, who died of acute
pneumonia in Agatha hospital, Clin
ton, was held from his late home here
this afternoon. The Masouic lodge had
charge of the services at the grave In
Oak Ridge cemetery. Mr. Slocum
was 62 years of age. He was born
near Albany, and the greater part of
his life had been spent here. He was
an auctioneer, and was widely ac
quainted. The survivors are the
widow and a son, A. D. Slocum, and
four brothers, Lyman, Rock Island;
Grandis, Prophctstcwn; Dudley Morri
son, and Sylvester, Round Grove.
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets will clear the sour stomach,
sweeten the breath and create a heal
thy appetite. They promote the flow
of gastric juice thereby inducing good
digestion. Sold by all druggists.-(Adv.)
White Plague Foes Meet in Fall.
Rockford, 111., May 20. A. L. Bowen
of Springfield was in Rockford today
WOULD KILL BABIES
Crazed with drink, Harry Johnson
last night drove his family from the
house and threatened to murder the
children. Hearing the uproar, neigh
bors sent in a hurry-up cal". to the
police, and the drink victim was ar
rested. This morning the wife plead
ed for leniency, and Johnson was dis
missed on his promise to behave
Bids will be received at the mayor's
office, city of Rock Island, until 10
a. m. May 31, for a combination auto
hose car and pump not less than 750
gallon capacity a minute. Specifica
tions on file in the office of Commis
sion Hart. Bids will also be received
at the same time and place for one
combination auto patrol and ambu
lance. Bidders to furnish their own
H. M. SCHRIVER, Mayor. (Adv.)
RIVER RJPLETS II
: Next Wednesday afternoon the !
steamer Morning Star will take the!
j pupils of St. Katharine's schcol of i
uavenpon ior an excursion. On the '
same evening the undertakers, who
are holding their annual state conven-:
tion in Davenport, will go out on the !
boat for a moonlight ride on the Mis-
sissippi. Saturday afternoon the bot-1
any class of the Davenport high school
will go on the boat to the Grotto and '
on Saturday evening the steamer will ;
start on its last trip to the Keokuk !
dam. The boat will leave Davenport
at 8:15 and Rock Island at 8:30 p. m.
Thursday, May 29, the steamer will
1 take the Davenport bankers to. Lin- j
wood ior an outing. On Friday, Me- i
morial day. the Morning Star will take
an excursion to Muscatine, leaving !
Davenport at 2 o'clock and Rock Is-i
land at 2:30. !
Saturday, May 31, the eteamer '
Morning Star will start its regular j
packet runs from the tri-cities to St. i
Paul, making the round trip once each j
week. The passenger rates for the ,
round trip are $25, and the rates for!
one way will be $14. j
Next Sunday the steamer St. Paul f
will take an excursion to Clinton. The 1
boat will leave Davenport at 8 o'clock, ;
Rock Island at S:30 nd Moline at
4:33 a- ux.
The Best Time of Day
(especially for brain workers.)
The wrong kind of a breakfast reduces efficiency.
A great many brain workers make a regular morning
cu3tom of eating a dish of
for experience (the best teacher) has taught them
the value of food that is easy to digest and which
makes for clear-headed biain strength. Result3 show
"There's a Reason" for Grape-Nuts
- Sold by Grccers everywhere.
$2.00 HATS $2.00 J
II have every style that is SI
riht and in every shape that j B
is fashionable. j I
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j i I perfectly try me.
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120 Eighteenth Street
Peoples National Bank Building
Just a Second North of Second
Avenue on Eighteenth Street.