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TO RAISE $15,000 !
FOB VALLEY ROAD!
Over $1,600 Subscribed at a'
Meetirg of Boosters Held
at Erie. '
THE ROCK .ISLAND ARGUS.' SATURDAY. JUXE 141913.
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Seventy-five liock River Valley I
Route boosters met at Erie at 10
o'clock yesterday morning and bad a
Tory enthusiastic meeting. President ,
A." B. Johnson acted as chairman of !
the meeting and EOwin U Hanson a"'
secretary. Mr. Johnson explained that
this was to be the last meeting of this ;
association, before thi vote was taken ,
by the Trl-City Ocean-to-Ocean High- :
wsy association on the matter of decid- V
lng which route from the quad cities : ft
to the twin cities would be- the official
route, and urged that all important '
matters should be taken up at this '
Arraxgemnts were made to make a !
r ystematic canvass cf every land own-1
er along the routs and solicit sub6crip- ;
tions to apply on a fund to assist in i
Improving the road. Arrangements ;
also were made to place the signs and
paint the poles alons the entire route.!
The dlrr-ctorB in each township were j
also authorized and Instructed to see
that tha road u-rn rirnirPMrl nfrr i
every rain. It was unanimously decid-! H
ed that Monday, June 23, which is the i H
fiay before the big sociibility run from j
the tri-ckies to Sterling, will take '
place, should be "work day" on the !
Rock River Valley route, and to have j
as many boosters residing along the '
route and also from the quad cities j
and twin cities, get on the road with '
a healthy shovel and lo all they can I
to get the road in good condition for !
the sociability run.
The mobt important matter of the
meeting, however, was the securing
of subscriptions to apply on the fund
which will assist iu the improving of '
this road and after a thorough explana- j
tlon by Mr. Johnson, Mr. Nissen and
others, of the proposed subscription
plan, it was suggested that any of
those preheat who wished to sisn the i
"tamo to do so. The first subscriber
to the fund wai W. J. Ltoherty of Ster-
ling, who, notwithstanding the fact
that he id not a land ciwtiur along the
route, explained he was glad to do his
share toward the improving of the
road, and he guaranteed that the city ,
of Sterling would do its share and
more, not only toward hnproving the
road, but toward advertising it, if it 1l '
worthy of being advertised. Mr. Do
herty subscribed 1 he next sub- ;
scriber was it. S. Woodburn of Moliue, j
who owns a farm along the route and '
: be subscribed Jjr.U. There was also .
a lurije number of others w ho gave, lib- j
tf ally. Over $1,000 was raised. It is ,
believed that a fund of not less than
$15,0uu will bu subscribed on this route .
in the next 10 days. Immediately af-!
t'T.the meeting at about 1:U0, the cars
paraded to Watertowu, where they
were met by a number of trl-city cars I
and 07 cars paraded through the quad
cities. They were escorted by Mayor!
Carlson of Moline. The enthusiasm
on this mud is intense and everybody ;
i emu to be anxious to do all they ciiu
not only to improve the road but to j
boost for it.
To the members cf the Tri-Clty '
Oceuii to (Ji eun Highway association
and all others i-oii-truid: The scenic
route is tbu only route offering any in
ducement for tourists to come here
rather th:in to t'linton, 1. e.. So miles
of magnificent ecetu'ry along the Miss
issippi tltr. if a tourist is at Ster
ling Ulnl undecided whether to go to
Clinton or to come here the fact that
there is a road called a ' shor road"
leading here will not Influence him in
the rlightest, for there are a million
"short roads" in the fnited Slides,
but thn fad that there is a "scenic
route" leading here will influence him!
greatly and especially in this case, fori
there Is only one .Mississippi river in J
the whole world. Will ne miss an op-1
portunlty of riding 20 miles along this
river? Never. .o other route offers
any tnlueenient for a tourist at Ster
ling to route h.-re rather than to Clin
ton. So Instead of the scenic routp
causing feople to go to Clinton it
would, on the contrary, be one of tho
greatest reasons why they would come
Clinfon would prefer to have some
" other route thun ours chosen, for a
"short route" would be no competitor
of the trans-continental as the short
est road across the state is from Chi
cago to Clinton, but a "scenic route"
would be a competitor, for they would
liave nothing to offer that would off
set a beautiful ride of SO miles along
the Mississippi river.
No Cllntou boosters Lave met In
Garden Plain with the people there
since- this association was formed in
To the Home Furnishing Headquarters
1 Rs! p
The furnishing of your new home is one of the most important purchases you will ever make Clemann & Salz
; mann will be of great assistance to you in making your selections. They have been making new homes happy,
cozy and comfortable homes for over 30 years. Four big floors and basement are tilled with beautiful aid prac
tical home needs; give you large range of selection equal to any house furnishing store .in America. Big assort
ments, low prices, line quality goods, easy payments to those who haven't all the ready cash and what more
could you ask. If you are not our customer now, we ask you to come in and just look through our new , big' store
and examine closely the thousands of nice things you need for your new home and at just the price you wish to
pay. Clemann & Salzmann service to customers means: Wrongs made right quickly, prompt and courteous treat
ment, absolute satisfaction guaranteed. You must be satisfied at Clemann & Salzmann's that's our policy.
A little each week or month will give you a cozy home. , '
The Economy gas stove is a strictly
high grade gas stove. You save at
lpast one-third your gas bill with an
Economy. All ttoves connected free.
Stearns & Foster mattresses are
mtatresses made of new cotton, no sec
ond hand old cotton used. Come and
see these mattresses.
Felt mattresses up from
The only porch shads made that
won't whip in the wind and the
prices are less. '
Similar to cut, made of genuine quar
ter Eawed oak, box seated.
Unifold Bed Davenport
The "Unifold" is the only bed davenport made that opens
and closes with one simple and easy operation so simple
that a child can operate it. We have just unloaded a solid
carload of bed davenports. We give absolutely free a felt
mattress with every "Unifold" bed davenport.
Don't compare this table with the
ordinary cheap table. It's strictly high
grade table, made of fine selected oak,
finished golden and highly polished.
Wo show over 75 styles of tables.
Corner Sixteenth Street and Second Avenue, Rock Bsland, Ell
pril last, and Garden Plain is over offers inducements for people to coma
Get a Canadian Homo
In Western Canada's
Frs Homestead Aria
Th Provtne f .
has rvrral New Home
stead District that -lord
to wcure 10 Ar
of excrllrnt atcrtcul
rot cmii ciovue
AID CmE IAISII6
Ua rovince has bo auenor
and in profitable acncultur
aboars an unbroken pertud ot
over a quarter ol a tem uy .
Pft Climate-. Good Mar
ket; Kailwaya Cvnvenirot; Suit
the very brt. and social coooa
Vacant Linda adjacent to Free
Hncneateaaa may be purciiaard
aod aiM In the older Diatncia
lands may be bought at reaaon
aotepricaa. For literature, rail
road n.tca aod other paiutuiars.
C J. Brouchton
or write Sopt. of Immigratioo,
- . Ottawa. Canada.
live nines irom ine (.union nrxige in
stead of two milfs, as claimed by
tome people. The trans-continental,
which goes to Clinton by way of the
Kulton bridge, and the scenic route di
verge near Morrison. It has been said
by some people that if the scenic route
is chosen the trans-continental will be
abandoned from Morrison to Clinton
and ours used because our route is
This will not happen, becausa our
route is not shorter but is six miles
longer than the trans-continental from
Morrison through Garden Plain to
t'linton by way of Fulton and two
miles longer by way of the Clinton
bridge and practically all auto travel
crosses at .Kulton, for the Clinton
bridge is not kept up, is narrow and
is really not safe for autos and is a
The whole of one road and three
miles ot another, between I Jlsdale
and Erie on another route is covered
with the waters from" Rock river for
weeks and same times for months ev
ery year. The expense of making a
permanent bard road between these
two place w ould be enormous.
On the booster trip to Sterling In
March there was at least three feot
of water on that 6tretch of road. This
statement may be verified by inquiry
ot your directors who were on that
i trip. Indeed the only way they knew
I there was a road between those two
villages was by reason of their seeing
the tops of two lines offence posts
along the railroad. No such conditions
ever exist on the scenic route.
Sunday, April 27, the speadometera
i on two Overland cars driven by non
i Interested parties showed that thia
road la only 6.2 miles longer than eny
! other route between here , and Ster
; ling. Thia statement may be verified
I by inquiry of "llorst Strieter Auto
- On a trip Monday over this route
! and a competing route with Mr. A eg,
t the assistant state highway engineer,
' we found fewer railroad crossings and
fewer long bridges on this route. Con
j trary to other claims, we also found
1 a good deaj of sand on the other route,
i Again I say that no other route offers
i any inducement for a tourist st Ster
I li,ng to come here rather than to Ciln
fton." Will you rote for a route which
here rather than to Clinton or for one
which offers no inducements and can
offer none? Yours for good roads,
IT. N. SIMONSON.
Secretary Mississippi Scenic Highway
P. S We invite you ?o take part in
tue parade of this association, which
will be held next Tuesday, June 17, un
less prevented by rain. " The cars will
assemble at Watertown at 2 o'clock
and will parade through the quad cit
ies, ending at the Rock Ibland club.
where a meeting will be hela at 3. We! AND GRACEFULLY RESPONDS
sr. -hi i a like to nave you aiicna inia
JIM BRINN CHINS
WITH CHAMP CLARK
Rock Island's Finest Hear3 from
- Speaker What Constitutes
D. X. S.
I TAYLOR RIDGE
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brookman and
daughters of Center Point, Iowa, axe
visiting at the home of Mr3. Elizabeth
Francis Ramsey and Miriam Dun
lap who have been attending school
at the Villa de Chantal returned home
Wednesday for the summer vacation.
Commencement exercises were held
at the M. E. church Wednesday even
ing by Elizabeth Kelly of Edglngton
Center, Marna McLaughlin of Excel
sior school and Sousie Doonan of East
Taylor Ridge school. The graduates
w ere Harold Weiss, Ray Wood, Arban
Wood, Ray Hofer, Walter Hofer, Mil
dred Moftit and Anna Kammerman.
The following program was rendered:
Invocation Rev. A. Steward.
Duet Agnes and Gertrude Kelly.
Address Principal A. J. Burton.
Violin Solo Gertrude Kelly.
With Congressman Tavenner the Chief
Sees the Sights of the National
officer is extraordinary, patience and a
cool nead." . . "
Speaker Clark said he-had great ad
miration fcr a good police . officer.
"The policeman is joshed about flirt
ing with nurse maids, or taking a
drink on the sly, but as a rule they
are a mighty brave arid courageous
set of men. Their lives are constantly
in danger, and they are not as a rule
over-paid fcr theirservicea."
I MTTI.K Ol.ll KV OltK.
Mr. Brinn is contemplating going cn
to New York with Chief O. M. Bisant
cf Molir.e. Both are in Washington
attending the convention of the Inter
national Aesociaticn of Pcllce Chiefs.
'Srfclal to The Argus.)
Washington, June 14. Speaker
Champ Clark admires a good police
man. And his idea of a really good
policeman is one who uses his club
just as little as pessib!?.
Chief of Police J. W. Brinn of Rock
Island was the ore to whom Speaker
Clark gave his definition - of gcod
policemen, and Chief Brinn said the
speaker expresses his sentiments ex
actly. Chief Brinn was being shown the
Eights of the capital by Congressman
Clyde H. Tavenner of the ltock Island
district. One cf the first places Tav
enner takes his vistors, generally, Is
to the office of his friend, Champ
THE SPEAKERS r-FiITIO,
. ,"One of the best policemen I ever
knew." said the gnaakpr- "3a an nf-
Presentation of Diplomasv-S. J. Fer- ficer wno hp(j tne reputaUon of neTer
Duet Agnes and Gertrude Kelly.
Washington A bill to separate
White and negro passengers on the
street cara of Washington was iatro
duced In the house by Congressman
Howard of Georgia. The bill is not
what Is commonly known as a "Jim
Crow" measure. It does not provide
that w hite and negro passengers shall
occupy different cars, but that they
shall be seated apart in any street car
operated , la - the district.-
if REALTY CHANGES
Joseph Ed to Sarah C. Goldman,
lots 15 and 16, block 7, Acme addition,
Sarah C. Goldman to Minnie V. Er,
lots 16 and 17, block 7, Acme addi
tion, Moline, $1.
Mary M. Peterson to Paul and El
len Pearson, lots 6 and 7, block 2,
Dacks' second addition, Rock Is'.and,
William F. Evans to Minnie F. Shal
lene, north 60 feet lots 1, 2 and 3, block
"C," Edgewood Park second addition,
Rock Island, S50.-
Woclworth Company Entertains
Hundreds at New Home on
Yesterday afternoon the Woolworth
company cpencd, in this city, the
largest five and ten cent store in oper
ation by the company iu the state and
one of the largest in the country.
S'cre managers from Marshal. town,
Muscatine, Clinton, Iowa City, Oska
loosa, Davenport and Moline were a
the city assisting Manager L. R.'
Mace cf the local store in handling tho
large crowds that thronged the aisles
from the time the doors were swuns
open until Iae last night.
Mayor Schriver opened the. doors of
the store at 2 o'clock and the large
crowd waiting on the walks In front cf
tho establishment surged inside. Tho
stcre is 150 fwt In length and 60 feet
In width and hns one of the best
lighting systems in the trl-cltlea.
B.euer's orchestra furnished music
during the afternoon and evening.
On Steamer Helen Blair.
Every Sunday on steamer Helen
Blair up river. Leaves at 2:30 p. m.,
returns at 5;30; 35 cents. (Adv.)
using his club. He would tackle an
elephant, or would 'pull' a joint con
taining a hundred men, and without a
club or a gun. "And I always sus
picicned that some of the toughs he
arrested' the oftenest, vo'ed for him.
They respected him for his nerve, and
bis kindly heart."
TO WHICH BRIXX REPLIES.
"It is true that a good effieer w-ili
spare the club as much as possible,"
agreed Chief Brina, "but occasionally
t is ncrsisanr tn i:s i rltih In self
j defence. Tne chief requisite of a good I (Adv.)
Bids will be received at the mayor's
oQce until 9 a. m. June 21, for the sale
of one road grader, several plows and
va-ibus kinds of junk located at the
H. M. SCHRIVER, Mayor.
- . (Adv.)
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy- ts
sold, on a guarantee that if you are not
eatif-fied after uEing two-t birds cf a
bottle according to directions, your
money will be refunded. It la up to
you to try. Sold, by all druggists.
The Time to
Save Your Hair
. Xewbro's Herpiclde is the one rem
edy on your druggist's shelves which
may always be depended upon.
Instead of complaining to your
friendB and mourning over your loss
Of hair, call upon your local druggist
and purchase a bottle of New bro's ller
piclde. It Is the first and original remedy,
guaranteed to kill dandruff, stop .'tell
ing and check falling hair.
You can save the hair you have
much easier than you can grow new.
The time to save your hair la now. The
remedy for dolr.3 it Is Newbro's Her
Newbro's Herpic'.de in 50c and 1
sizes ia sold by all dealers who guar
antee it to do all that is claimed. If
you are not satisfied your money will
be refunded. t '
The tame opportunity never comis
but occe. j
Applications at good barber shops.
Send lf,c in postage for a sample
bottle and booklet to the Herpk-ifle
company, Dept. R.. Detroit. Mich.
Young & M-;Combs Cooperative 8 tor a
Co., are special agents, (Adv.)