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TIIK ROCK ISLANP ARGUS. SATUUDAY, MAT 23,-1914.
PEOPLE WISH TO
SEE CITY CLEAN
re Willing' to Pay for Proper
Attention to Streets
TIME NOW TO BEGIN REFORM
Subject Has Been Sufficiently Agitated
(o That Pubilc Co-operation
g Operations j
l ft to
Building Permits During Past Week Total $11,000
If a chaa? In tn method of clcaa
jj Rock Island's alleys and streets
j, to t made or rather, if they axe
VtO b fcP1 c!ean c"y commission
ifcould not neglect to proTide whatever
fuads are necessary in the appropria
tion ordinance which is expected to
receive final action next Monday even-
r ice; '
Tier is no doubt that the people
M whole d'etre to see a more effi
cient system of cleaning inaugurated.
They do not becrudge expenditure of
.:( funds for this purpose because
.nrrnr.e cm see the results and all
iare alike in the benefits. The ques
tinn has been pretty thoroughly agi
.,.-d this spring through the work of
the vigilance committee of the civic
department of the Rock Island Wom
en's club and the recently organized
Rock Island Rotary club. If reform in
this direction is to be undertaken at
U ao better time than right now can
bo found to make a beginning.
Suggestions Are Good.
The recommendations made by the
special committee of Rotary club
members which Investigated the sub
ject should be seriously considered.
As was pointed out the filth and de
bris which Is thrown into the alleys
and streets in violation of law is re
sponsible for the difficulty In keeping
clean. The laws covering this matter,
however, are not enforced, and the
public Is actually encouraged to tI
late them because the city has been
undertaking to haul away, at least once
a year, everything which the people
damp in the alleys. It has come to be
a habit with everyone to "throw It in
the alley" when anything which can
iio longer be used or conveniently
burned or destroyed by other means
comes to hand. For this reason the
public is not to be blanfed and neither
are the city officers, who are merely
But the public must be educated In
a different manner, if any real reform j
!g to be accomplished, and a begln-
Eing must be made somewhere in en
forcing the law. The Rotary club com
mittee suggested that examples be
made of the wealthier offenders first,
starting with the business or better
residence districts. If the people gen
erally see the regulations enforced in
these localities they will be more dis
posed to cooperate in the movement.
Once the people, or a majority of them,
are led to actively aid the move for a
clean city there will be little further
trouble, for violation of the law will
no longer be the general nor the popu
Annual Cleaning Insufficient.
But before any systematic effort is
made to secure general cooperation
the health department must be pre
pared to do Its share. Emerience has .
thorn n that an annual cleaning is not I
sufficient. For a short time after the j
rounds have been made the alleys pre
sent a neat appearance, but it is only
ft y-for a few weeks. For ten or eleven
months in the year they are going
from bad to worse. Other cities have
tried continuous cleaning and have
made a success of it.' They find the
cost is little If any greater than the
once a year plan and the results are
far more satisfactory.
Rock Island Is entitled to as good
service as any other city. The people
are willing to pay for It and the com
missioners will have ample backing if
they take hold of the matter in a business-like
R. I. 74.
pn all kinds of" building
construction, do all our
brick, concrete and car
penter work. , We also
manufacture all our. own
millwork. Everything done
in the building line is done
by first-class mechanics.
Call and see us.
Building permits calling for a total of expenditures of
nearly $11,000 were issued by Inspector J. H. Stapp during
the last week. Four new dwellings are included in'the list, and
a new roof will be placed on the O. B. & Q. roundhouse. The
list of permits follows:
Jule Withrow, 2816 Fifth-and-a-half avenue, for Emil
Gotthardt; alterations. $315.
Andrew Peterson, 541 Forty-fifth street, for 0. A. John
son; porch. $200. .
Brun & Brove, 1835 Thirty-second street; dwelling. $2,-
Mrs. Nissen, 1206 Seventh avenue; dwelling. $2,000.
E. Johnson, Exposition park airdome. $200.
Will Dart, Seventh avenue and Twenty-second street, for
John Volk & Co.; alterations. $225.
R. J. Naylon, 4506 Eighth avenue, for A. A. Bounds; al
Fred Grams, 1524 Thirty-second street, for George H.
Bailey; porch. $140.
W. W. Colburn, for George H. Bailey; dwelling. $2,356.
C. B. & Q. Railway company, First avenue and Fourteenth
street, for W. L. Avers; roof on roundhouse. $250.
Martin McNealy, 2907 Eighth-and-a-half avenue; mov- ;
ing and alterations. $400.
E. F. Burch, 1515 Twenty-eighth street; dwelling. $2,-
i Phil S. Wilcher 1
Sheet Metal and
2104 FOURTH AVENUE,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
1623 THIRD AVENUE,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
R. C. VANCE, Mgr.
TELEPHONE R. I. 979.
1818 Fourth Avenue.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
The Dirt they Left Behind
TRY all the "vacuum cleaners" that appeal to you.
Then let us send a Hoover out to get the dirt the
others have left behind. Nearly any' cleaner will get the
surface dirt. It takes the Hoover to pick up adhering
thread, lint, cotton, and sewing room litter. It takes the
Hoover's electrically revolved, soft hair brush to loosen
the grit and sand that works into the body and destroys
your rugs and carpets. 1 he
does all these things quickly, thoroughly and
without effort or work on the part of the
operator. . The Hoover cleans automatically
by raising the carpet a quarter of an inch
from the flooi thus allowing the air to cir
culate through the carpet. It combines
ruxepinz, thakinz, suction.
The Hoover Suction Sweeper is sturdy re
liable and mechanically perfect. It does the
hard, back-breaking labor in a way that no
mere "vacuum cleaner," can possibly do.
We're showing the Hoover in four popu
larly priced sizes at our store this week.
Come in and see them perform any clean
ing test you may suggest.
For that New House
get the Best in the Mar
will stay Tight
HAS NO EQUAL.
GET OUR PRICES. ;
Corner Third Avenue and
PHONE R. I. 511. .
iiirt fflThmny '
PAROLED BOY IS
Official of St. Charles Institu
tion Accompanies Ernest
Roderick Back to School.
g When you go to look at
that house, look to the
o heating. That's the most
s? : t. . i. : t.i. j..
illipUl Ld.ll i iiniiy. xl a in-
one item that's going to
make or mar your health
or happiness. Where
you find a Schmidt-Robinson
can know that the man
who built that house
did't skip the job for a
few paltry dollars, and
you can know that he
was -figuring on the
health and comfort of
the people who were to
live there. In time you
will know that it's all i:i
. 119 TWENTIETH ST.,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL
TELEPHONE R. I. 605.
Ernest Roderick, a small boy, well
known to the police In this city, was
returned to the home for delinquent
'Mdren at St. Charles, 111., th!s morn-
Yousg Roderick was committed to
tt St. Charlf-s Institution some time
?o from this city. He was paroled
recently but wag again arrested Wed
eday night at Extotiltiou park, where
m Jlil;t-r carnival is now showing.
St. Charles authorities were notified
'Od a fcarole officer was sent here, ar
r!vlBf last evening, ile accompan
ied the lad back to St. Charles.
ELECTRIC CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO.
PHONE R. I.'280. ROCK ISLAND, ILL. j
Schmidt & Robinson
HIGH GRADE WARM AIR
318 Twenty-first Street.
f?'fti '-A "A
ALEDO ATTORNEY IS OUT
FOR STATE LEGISLATURE
Attorney William J. Graham of
Aledo bas annnoured himself as a can
didate for the republican nomination
for representative from the Thlrty
tfc'rd district. Mr. Graham Las been
Mentioned a number of times In con
"action with the republican nomina
for congress but will be content
to accept a place in the state leglIa;
tore if he can land it.
Alpha Patriarch Dies.
Alpha, 111., May 23. W. M. Epper
Jn died Thurudajrat tbe home of bis
daughter Mrs. Kvert Cox in Alpha at
ae of M years. The funeral was
nld today at 2 p. m. Rev. H. Brink
c Orion officiated.
It is a Moulded, Inde
structible Hose for Lawn,
Greenhouse, Stable and
Being of continuous
length, you can get any
length wanted up to 500
feet in ONE PIECE
thereby avoiding leaky couplings whenever long lengths
It disposes of all remnants usually left over from old
time standard lengths of hose "a dislike to any Dealer"
--and which he must hold indefinitely as dead stock.
Revero Garden Hose will not kink or burst at a sharp
angle as does the old style or commonly termed "Wrap
ped Duck Construction."
Revero will withstand more abuse than any other
make or brand of Garden Hose. It is made in three
sizes, viz. V2", Vb" and
There is nothing more convincing than a trial.
COME IN ANO SEE IT OR TELEPHONE YOUR ORDER.
Channon & Dufva
Walk and Ceilings
BEFORE you build, re
model, or even re pa per,
you certainly ought to see the
remarkable beauty of Beaver
It is also superior to lath
and plaster in convenience,
durability and many other
vays. Come in and see us
J") PHONE 14S.
PHONE R. I. 60.
PAINT AND WALL
. PAPER STORE.
Berry Bros. Varnishes
Flat Wall Paint.
Wholesale and Retail.
FIFTEENTH STREET and
PHONE R. I. 2496.
1 1 33 Seventeenth Street.
All kinds of Carpenter
Work, either new work or'
remodeling done satisfact
orily and at Lowest Prices.
Good work guaranteed.
Estimates furnished cheer
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v Some of the prettiest
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