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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY, MAY 2G, 1914.
1600 BLOCK WORK
Final Meeting of Merchants of
Association Shows Every
thing in Readiness.
PREDICT HUGE SUCCESS
Big Crowd I Expected and Merchant
Will Have Stores Decorated
In Holiday Attire.
The BPr.-'.nr.u of the 1600 Block as
portation rr.e' : the Rock Island house
lift evening and after report from
Tirtous officers and committees were
made, it as found that everything
was in readinwes for the big dexlica
ticn of the white block Wednesday
The season lat evening was the
Snat one before the 'g event, and was
called br officers to review the
work done and to see that everything
tad been Accomplished a planned, so
tbat when the big aifair com
mences at 7:30 oVlnck tomorrow eve
Bin, everything will proceed without
The meeting was rul1 of the Jt
with which the merchants In the block
tad so untiringly worked for In Inter
est of themselves and their neighbors
In matin? the coming event everything
that planned for it.
Then gennr-J "get together and puT
jpirlt which has spelled success thus
far for their plans, predominated at
the meetlcft. and optimistic predic
tions for the benefits forthcoming
At the meeting it was decided to
secure a dozen automobiles for the
parade. These will be used by the
city commissioners and the merchants
of the block.
Will Not be End.
Among other matters discussed waa
the moving picture proposition. The
merchants of the b'oclc do not by any
means plan to pull off this big cere
M. & K. Are Offering
Women an Opportunity to
Buy $15 and $18
Dresses for $1
SI. 00 for $5, $6 and 7.50 Waists
Here are 12 dozen silk, cotton and lace waists that sold as high as
S5.00, $6.00 and $7.50, and which we're going to sell for $1.00 because
thev're slirrhtlv soiled. These waists are certainly most extraordinary values
ami" you'll probably never have another opportunity for such a saving,
here early tomorrow.
be closed all
day, but will
mony and then turn to slumber tor &
year. They are going right after the
It is being planned on each Saturday
evening to have free moving pictures
in the block. These will be thrown
on a screen on a building In the b'.ock.
and will be een both near and at some
distance away. However, no definite
action waa taken on the matter, but
the nutter was thoroughly discussed
The buildings and poles In the block
win al! be completed today with the
second coat of white paint, and the
only remaining portion of the decora
tion left undone will be the floating of
the flags and pennants over Second
avenue. The clamps are J ready fas
tened around the ornamental lighting
posts so the completion of the work
will require but a little time.
The merchants In the block are all
preparing holiday dress in their stores.
Every merchant has taken great pains
in the window decorations, and some
unique displays will attract the eye of
the crowds upon the streets tomorrow
a Big Card.
Since the announcement that a big
dance waa to be conducted in the street
following the parade, the stock of the
event has risen far above par, and It
is expected that the younger genera
tion from miles around will Join In
the throng which will indulge In the
unique terpsichorean event.
Some fine souvenirs will be given
TO MOVE AFTER 40 YEARS
SPENT IN ONE LOCATION
After having resided 40 years In the
same house at 209 Fifteenth street,
Mrs. Bertha Roessler is to move June
1 to 1217 Thirtieth street, where she
has a home of her own. The house
on Fifteenth street, Mrs. Roessler
states, was the first brick home erect
ed in Rock Island. haTlng been built
for the late Mrs. Sarah B. Cobb, from
whose estate Mrs Roessler rented It.
Mrs. Roessler wifl continue in the
household storage, tent and awning
business in her new location.
' Not only Cleveland, but also Youngs
town, Canton and Conneaut, O.. adopt
ed eastern time at midnight April 30.
This probably means that the rail
roads must adopt eastern time for the
whole eastern part of the state. It is
possible that later the whole state
may adopt eastern time.
M. & K. have a group of 150 Summer dresses in
voiles and lingeries, plain and fancy effects, and in till
tile cloth, linens and eponge that we're going to sell at
$1.00 in order to have a great big, decisive clearance.
These are dresses that formerly sold for $15.00 and
$18.00 and they were good values at that. They are
slightly spiled. If your size is in this lot you can get the
biggest bargain offered in the history of tri-city mer
chandising. We advise you to come early tomorrow, for
they won't last long.
VOTES TO IMPOSE
By Vote of Three to Two, Coun
. cil Reverses Action on
Special Bridge Levy.
MORE REVENUE REQUIRED
Mayor Schriver Leads Fight for Suf
ficient Funds to Provide Im
provements for District.
In a session repute with clever par
liamentary moves and frequent clash
es, the city coin-mission yesterday aft
ernoon by a vote of three to two,
agreed to reconsider its action of last
week, when Mayor H. M. Schriver's
motion to amend the proposed appro
priation ordinance to provide for the
imposition of the special street and
bridge tax. waa defeated and by the
same vote the amendment was added
to the financial budget. This means
that if the appropriation ordinance is
passed, it will carry with it an in
crease of approximately $23,500 over
the estimate made in Commissioner
M. T. Rudgren's original measure.
The fun started from the gong.
Commissioner Jonas Bear, who voted
against Mayor Schriver's proposal
last week", offered a resolution that
the commission reconsider its action
on the resolution "that the city clerk
be Instructed to amend the proposed
appropriation ordinance by levying a
special tax for streets and bridges and
that the police fund be increased to
$28,500; fire department to $30,000;
health fund to $13,000, and that there
be appropriated the eum of $2,000 to
pay Dr. Craig's bill, nurse bills and
various ' smallpox accounts." Mayor
Schriver's plan was defeated last
week by a vote of three to two. Mayor
Schriver seconded the motion and it
carried, three to two. Commissioners
Rudgren and Reynolds voting no.
Mayor Schriver declared the budget
as arranged by Commissioner Rud
gren was wholly Inadequate for the
4 to 14. For
s needs and that the additional
revenue, through the bridge and
street tax. which was levied last year
for the first time, was absolutely nec
essary. -Why it is a huge Joke, this at
tempting to police a city the size of
Rock Island with six uniformed men
and one plainclothes man at night.
The speeders. race through the streets
at an alarming pace and we are pow
erless to stop the practice, because
we haven't sufficient police force."
"Moline appropriated $19,000 for its
police department and we figure $25.
000," declared Commissioner Rudgren.
"I think the people of Rock Island
are getting plenty of protection."
Need More Policemen.
"We should by all means add two
or three new men to the force at
once," argued Mayor Schriver, "and
the number ought to be six or seven.
The ball park' fence needs attention
and a watchmen should be assigned
there. If we are to conserve that prop
erty. Then there is the police mag
istrate's room. If I was police magis
trate of this city I would refuse to
use the quarters now assigned that
official. The detention hospital must
be enlarged, according to Dr. G. G.
Craig, health commissioner, who
states there are 17 smallpox patients
in the building at the present time.
The Improvements would probably
cost $500. The city hall needs paint
so badly that its appearance is a
"I do not like to burden the city
with heavier taxes, but it is absurd
to start the year with $2,000 in the
contingent fund. We have added
from 600 to 600 acres to the city nd
this new territory demands police and
fire protection. These actual needs
of the city should be taken care of.
Because the county and state rate was
raised considerably last year is no
reason why the city should-cripple it
self and refuse to provide the money
that is required for its work."
"There are 22 policemen on the
payroll," announced Commissioner
Rudgren. "and not the number the
mayor has Intimated. The sum of
$19,000 Is appropriated to the park
board and this ought to be sufficient
to care for the repairs at the base
"There are only six or seven uni
forced policemen on the street at
night and the force is not nearly large
enough." insisted the mayor, "and the
par'. board has not assumed charge
of the ball park and doesn't intend
' Mayor Schriver then renewed his
resolution of a week ago that the
street and bridge special tax be lev
led but for some unaccountable rea
son his supporters In the council
failed to come to his aid and the reso
lution was lost for the want of a sec
ond. However, later in- the session
another opportunity offered itself for
the mayor to accomplish his purpose.
This came when Commissioner Rud
gren presented the appropriation or
dinance. Mayor Schriver moved that
the amendment quoted above, provid
ing that the street and bridge special
tax be imposed, be included in the
measure and this carried, three to
two. Commissioners Reynolds and
Rudgren were absolutely opposed to
any increase in taxes. Commissioner
Rudgren Insisted his budget was suffi
cient to carry on the business of the
city for the year and could not see
the wisdom nor necessity for a boost
in the city rate, which will make it the
highest in the history of the city, and
cannot be further raised except by
special vote of the people.
Commissioner Rudgren announced
that $4,000 more would be available
for the police, fire and health depart
ments than was first proposed. The
sum- of $6,000 was figured for the
Twelfth and Thirteenth avenues and
Seventeenth street sewer, but this
was reduced to $2,000 because the as
sessments have been spread out over
a period of 10 years. With the $4,000
Commissioner Rudgren suggested that
$1,000 be added to the health fund
making a total of $13,000; $1,000 to
the fire department, making a total
of $29,000. Including $600 for a new
auto, "and the rest to the contingent
fund, making a total of over $2,500,
However, this rearrangement did not
completely satisfy Mayor Schriver,
who insisted enough money had not
been given the health, police and fire
departments. Another fight over the
provisions of the appropriation oral
nance Is anticipated when the meas
ure comes up for final adoption next
are shown In great variety at
our store, we have the largest
line of sterling silverware in
this -vicinity. We have Juat re
ceived four new designs in ta
ble flatware. Our line of Jew
elry, diamonds, aud watches are
the best to be had; we special
ize on fine first water diamonds
and show them from K karat to
Ladies' bracelet watches are
the proper thing for this spring
and we are showing a large line,
ranging In price from $12.00 to
Ramser s Sons
TABLE MOTION TO
POP, TWO SALOON'S
Applications of Robert J. Welch
and Henry Van Dale Receiv
ed and Placed on File.
COMMERCIAL HOTEL AGAIN
Commission Adopts Another Resolu
tion to' Notify Owner to Remove
Although every member of the com
mission is opposed to granting saloon
licenses for the Buffalo and Billy
Rice's place, the council yesterday af
ternoon refused to' adopt a resolution.
denying applications of Robert J. j
Welch, for the former at 316 Twenty-;
fourth street, and Henry Van Dale, for
the latter at 2107 Fourth avenue. j
When the applications were read, !
Mayor H. M. Schriver moved that they !
be received and placed on file, which
carried. Commissioner Jonas Bear
then offered a resolution that the ap
plications be refused. Commissioner
Rudgren immediately opposed this ac- j
tion, intimating that it would weaken j
the city's case, should the anticipated
mandamus proceedings develop. Com
missioner Rudgren, therefore, offered
a substitute motion that the matter be
laid on the table and this carried three
to two. Mayor Schriver and Commis
sioner Bear voting no. Mayor Schri
ver insisted that the applications
should be either accepted or denied
and could see no valid reason for side
stepping the issue but the majority of
the commission took an opposite view,
for legal reasons.
Must Remove Hotel.
The question of the removal of the
old Commercial hotel on Seventeenth
street, owned by John Bengston, came
up again and a resolution offered by
Commissioner Hart passed, that the
owner be served with a notice to tear
it dit n because "it is in a dangerous
and dilapidated condition and is a
menace to the safety of persons pac
ing near taid building. The building
is in such condition that it is liable to
fall into the street at any time."
The sum of $25 was voted to the G.
A. R. for the Decoration day fund.
A license was granted to Claus Dau,
who will operate the saloon at 300
Fourth street, formerly run by W. A.
Pannell. Julius and Armond Duyve-
Jonk were given a license to. operate a
saloon at 126 Twentieth street. Mayor
Schriver said he had been asked by
Belgian 6aloon keepers for a permit to
conduct dances on the evening of Dec
oration day in rooms adjoining their
thirst parlors. The commission agreed
to allow the practice on- holidays, as
has been the rule in the past.
Fritz Becker, Davenport, was given
the contract for the annual audit his
bid being $25 under that of his next
competitor. The mayor was authorized
to purchase a new typewriter for his
Office. A petition from property own
ers on Fourteenth avenue, from Elev
entli to Twelfth street, protesting
against Using that thoroughfare for a
dumping ground, was referred to Com
missioner Reynolds. An invitation to
the city officials to participate in the
parade of the 1600 Block Business
Men's association was accepted.
A number of ordinances for public
Improvements were considered as fol
Watermains Twenty-first street,
Eighteenth to Nineteenth avenue, esti
mate $7S3; Twenty-fourth street,
Eighteenth to Twentieth avenue,
Nineteenth to Twentieth and Twenty-
fourth to Twenty-fifth street, estimate
Watermains and sewer Twenty
eighth street. Fifteenth to Sixteenth
avenue: Twenty-eighth street. Six
teenth to Fiftenth avenue estimated
Paving Eigheentb avenue. Six
teenth to Twenty-seventh street, as
phalt, estimated $2,490.90; Second are
npe. Second to Ninth street, Seventh
street. Ninth to Fourth avenue, brick,
HOOVER HAS AEROPLANE
CARTED TO EXPO GROUNDS
Aviator Hoover's aeroplane arrived
today and immediately was taken to
Exposition park by a group of me
chanics, who are to assemble it and
get It in readiness for the aeroplane,
automobile, motorcycle and horse race
meeting which takes place next Sat
urday and Sunday. As soon as the
machina is assembled the aviator may
test it by flying over the tri-cities
sometime before the meeting starts.
Yesterday and today a number of
horses were working out on the track
and a lot ot rail birds were out to see
them work and to pick out the good
ones that are to win at the Saturday
Entries In the motorcycle races are
coming in fast, and owing to the large
amount, oi entries the management
has decided to run the races in heats.
The winners and seconds of each heat
are to compete for the finals.
The program is to consist of 10
events each day, the races to begin
at 2:30 sharp.
During the afternoon, service at St.
Paul's London, on Easter day, a
pigeon walked up and down the aisles.
a verger made a vain attempt to j
rapture it, and merely set it flying
over the heads of the congregation.
The presence of a pigeon " in a
church is by no means uncommon, but
this bird waa eo conspicuous that his
exploits got into the papers.
news ail the time The
NOTHING we have ever intro
duced in the way of dresses has
ever made a "hit" with the
style-loving women as "Young & Mc
Combs five ninety-five dresses
Women accustomed to paying considerably more
have taken to them and are
recommending them. You may.
pay 57.50, J8.50 and $10 else
where and not get a better dress
than these we offer at $5.95.
Style are right, materials are
the newest, patterns and color
ings just what women want.
woman and young
see these dresses
FiawcreJ I .
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Calm k I
Crepi f T
Frtacb ) (
Ratines I tl Jf
Liacai ' 1 atxr
Styles include all the newest effects being
shown in high-priced dresses, at $5.95
IS SCHOOL JUDGE
Member of First Board Not
From Regular Army to Act
at State University.
ANNUAL CONTESTS HELD
Puts in Busy Day Passing Upon Ma
neuvers Participated in by
Captain Edward Dunavin of Com
pany A returned this morning from
Champaign, where he served as one of
the three judges at the annual mili
tary contest of the students of the
University of Illinois. He worked all
day in the "broiling sun and today has i
a lovely coat of tan to show for it.
The university has compulsory niill
U. y training and each year the stud
ents hold a big contest on the parade
There are over 2,700 male students
at the college and every one receives
military training, making four battal
ions and 16 full companies. Lieuten
ant Colonel Davis of Geneseo was the
other judge from this district. Captain
Dunavin has the distinct honor of
being the first judge to serve at these
contests .outside of the .regular army.
He received fine treatment at the
hands of the faculty and every one
concerned was satisfied with the deci
sions. Rifle Practice Held,
rnmnanv A hpld rifl nractire last
OJLCO OPERATIVE STCSE CO
660M Goodly l" I
Better than candy for the kiddies, and just right ;
for the older ones. Only the perfectly popped
grains, then buttered to just the right taste.
No burnt kernels, no "bachelors."
The wonderful "Butter-Kist" Popper, now
at work in our store, is turning out hundreds
of sacks of this tempting1 pop-corn, so fresh,
crisp and appetizing it fairly melts in your
mouth. See this machine operate! And
taste the delicious pop-corn it turns out..
You've never eaten anything like it before.
Take a sack home tonight-5c
The Palace Ice Cream Parlor ,
Opposite Harper House, Rock Island.
We see by the papers
that the Kaiser can not buy sausage on Sunday. However,
eat it and so can you.
In this warm weather when you wish to keep cool, a
. .m .k.niiit. tnr ait ontlra meal.
nume iiiaut; Bausn
Wa are specialists In making
parties, tourist parties, or ac? occasion.
We wake special rates to daalors. Come and see us or call
THE ILLINOIS SAUSAGE CCU
4521 Fifth Ave. PFLUEGEL & SVEC. R. 1.3464.;
j'Rock Island. Illinois;,
evening at Armory hall and several
good scores were made. Lieutenant
Reynolds was In charge -of the com
pany during Captain . Dunavin's .ab-,
All the news all the time TheArgtjs.
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