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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 12, 1914.
BOND ISSUE FOR
GOOD ROADS LOST
IN BOARD'S VOTE
Supervisors Refuse to Allow
People to Settle Matter
$900,000 PROJECT BEATEN
Solon Go lno Committee cf Whole
and Report Unfavorably After
Rock Island county board -went
oa record as being opposed to Rood
road no", yesterday afternoon when
it ref Jfd to allow the people to vote
a $jiW).M' hond issue for the es
tablishment of permanent highways.
jte supervisors considered the mat
ter ia committee of the whole, report-
tpiint allow in the natter to come
w ballot of the people, and then
idcpted the report of the committee
rirhout roll cdM.
Tie isolation, carefully drawn up.
w preT-ted to the hoard and read
by County Clerk H. B. Hubbard at the
cpecjift of the meet'r.g. The chair
tien InviTed talks by those who were
present to advocate the measure, and
sTter several were mn.le, in which the
project was urcrd from a standpoint
of economy. Supervisor S. R. Wright
of th: city presented a motion for the
&r-:In of the resolution. It was sec
ended. Supervisor Ed Cool of Cordova was
oa bis f-et in an instant, with a substi
tute rr.ot'c n that the board consi'ier
tl nsa'ter as a committer of the
"io!o. This was n-condod and car
ried. Argue For Hour.
The star-chamber session which fol
lowed lastel nearly an hour, d'.ring
which tirr.e there was much debate,
th friends of hard reads on the board
prese-xir.g n.any arcuments for the
tdcp'.ion of the resolution.
The committee, however. reporteJ
against lh proposition and the board
thn adej !! the report.
The toosters for pood roads present
ed fcir.e fclnr.s arguments to the
, board before it went ir.to a committee
cf the whole. The ec onomy of getting
after t'.:e propositi. ti now. while the
state and nati. n were making provis
ion to assist all communities that
vrcv keeo rs; apace in building perma
rnt fcir'iwiys. was one of the strong
points br.-.cght Gut tiiese talks.
They alo dcussej it as a matter
cf f.vme.-i to the people to allow the
llt'er to exprrss their voice upon the
s.'.:rr. The present onnual expendi
ture cf f-J2.oi;ft on roads by the county
sc. wi:'io-:t show in? permanent re
:!'. wc.i al-o referred to.
V.Y.I Mitchell cf this city was the
Brt to r'i'!re-s th board. He. said in
rri: "Tic cr.mp.j'sn we have traced
for (fjcd r:!s is the most important
btfore this county. At first we a?kei
f'-r the i.-,se of a million dollar bond
:f5ue. hut since thn have amended
carp'tiion for f.'.foo. We did this
to ailcv.- for the oth-r projects consid
eref i.y thi.-- board, and so that our
proposition wculd not in any way con
Slt v.it'.i the others.
Ail we ask of the board Is to put
the isaner to the rote of the people
and let tij-ni declare by ballot wheth
er thev ant it r not.
"Ii is economy to build goo J roads
'' The county is now spending
";;.' annually for its highways ar.d
kot much po d is bcinir accomplished.
Ia !) years the benefits of building
permanent hard roads now would show
Its effect wi'h a ereat savin?."
Dr. Taylor Talks.
Ir. V. K Taylor of Moline was the
2it cf t';.e boosters to talk in favor
cf tie prcpotion. He said: "When
a representative body of men comes
fcefcre this boj.nl f supervisors and
ik that a m-trer be put to the vote
cf the peop! it '.ccurs fo me that It
hould be put to t';e vote of the peo
ple." H. S. Cable of this city followed Mr.
Tlrr and Raid: "I don't believe that
My sane man doubts but that we. will
bsve rr-od roads. I don't say that Mr.
M:tchll and his organization will
CALL AND SEE
a v. mu to '
bring It about, or that this board will,
but eventually will hare permanent
hard roads. W can get them cheaper
The resolution providing for the
bond Issue, -which waa Introduced by
Supervisor Tambur. waa as follows:
'Whereas. The board of supervisors
of the county of Rock Island and state
of Illinois In its regular September
A. D. 1914 session assembled, deems
It neceasary'. proper and expedient
that county funds be appropriated to
aid in the construction of certain roads
and bridges In said county: that the
necessary taxes required for such pur
pose be levied and assessed; that
county bonds to the amount of nine
hundered thousand dollar ($900,000
be Issued to raise the money for such
purposes, and that the queetion of Is
suing such county bonds bo submitted
to a vote of the people at the general
election tn be held in November A. D.
"Whereas, A majority of the whole
of said hoard of supervisors of the
county of Rock Island and state of
Illinois, deem It necessary, proper and
expedient to appropriate funds to aid
in the construction of roads and
bridges In said county and to levy, as
sess and collect the necessary taxes
required or such purposes; and
"Whereas, A "majority of the whole
of said board of superv isors deems it
necessary, proper and expedient to
issue county bonds to the amount oi
nine hundred thousand dollars ($000.
ooi. said amount not exceeding five
per centum on the value of the taxa
ble property, as ascertained by the as
sessment for state and county tax for
tho year last past, to enable said
ccunty board to perform the duty of
raising the necessary money to aid
in such construction of roads and
bridges in said county; and
"Whereas, A majority of the whole
of said board of supervisors deem It
necessary to assess taxes, the aggre
gste of which will exceed the rate of
seventy-five cents on each one hun
dred dollars valuation of the taxable
property of said county, as ascertained
by the assessment for state and county
taxes for the year last past, towlt: the
additional rate of fifty cents on every
one hundred dollars valuation of the
taxable property of said county, for
the purposes of paying and discharg
ing the principal of said bonds within
twenty years from the date of their
issue, and to pay the interest on such
bonds as It falls due; therefore be It.
"Resolved, By the board of supervis
ors of the county of Rock Island and
st.-.te of Illinois, in its regular Septem
ber A. I 1914 session assembled, that
th- sum of nine hundred thousand dol
lars ($i00,000 be raised by the issuing
of county bonds to the amount of nine
hundred thousand dollars ($900,000)
for the purpose of aiding in the con
struction of roads and bridges In said
Rock Island county, Illinois; that such
sum of money be appropriated from
time to time, as needed, in the manner
required by law, for the purpose of,
aiding in the construction of such
roads and bridges in said county; and
that the necessary taxes required by
!:.w. for the purpose cf aiding in the
construction of such roads and bridges
in said county; and that the necessary
taxes required to pay olT the principal
a:.d interest of such bond issue be
levied, assessed and collected from
time to time, in the manner required
by law, upon and from the taxable
property within the limits of said
county; and be it further
"Resolved. That this said board of
supervisors deems It necessary, prop
er and expedient to issue county bonds
ti. the amount of nine hundred thou
sand ($900,000) dollars to enable it
to perform the duties Imposed upon
it. of raising said money to aid in
the construction of such roads and
bridges in said county; and be it fur
ther "Resolved. That the question of is
suing such county bonds in the sum of
nine hundred thousand dollars ($900.
000) be, and It is hereby orJered, sub
mitted to the legal voters of said coun
ty at the next general election therein
for county officers, to be held on t'.e
3d day of November, A. D. 1914; aof
be it further
"Resolved, That the rate of interest
on such bends be fixed at four and
one-half per centum per annum, paya
ble semi-annually; that the total j
amount of said bonds be divided into
twenty equal Installments; that one
installment fall due each year: that
one-third of said bonds be dated June
The beautiful Fall and Winter
woolens as shown by America's
largest tailors of real good
taiior-made clothes l0th suc
cessful year as exclusive repre
sentative in Rock Island for
these famous tailors.
"Better Tailored Suits at $25'
CUT AFFECTS THE
Senate Committee Lops $20,
000,000 Prom River and
OPPONENTS NOT SATISFIED
Said That Measure May Be Dropped
and Only a Continuing Ap
Washington. D. C. Sept. 12. At a
conference of the democratic members
of the senate committee on commerce
last night it was decided to cut $20,
000.000 from the river and harbor ap
propriation bill, now pending in the
The measure will be presented to
the senate within the next few days
in an effort to get immediate favor
able consideration. Prior to the con
ference, however. Senators Burton,
Kenyon. Norris and Gallinger inform
ed the democratic leaders they would
continue to fight the bill until further
changes are made in the systero of
appropriating money for internal wa
The cut as made last night provides
that the appropriations shall continue
for eight months instead of 12. This
means that one-third is taken on all
actual cash appropriations. The Mis
sissippi. Delaware. Ohio, Tennessee,
Oklawaha. and other rivers were all
subjected to the reduction.
May Drop the Bill.
It is the prevailing opinion about
the senate that the river and harbor
bill ultimately will be dropped alto
gether ana a continuing appropriation
lor the work on projects now. under
way will be passed. In this event the
chief of engineers will be given full
discretion as to how the money is to
be spent The continuing appropria
tion will range from $5,000,000 to $15,
000,000. 1. A. D. 1915, one-third June 1. 1916,
and one-third June 1, A. D. 1917; and
be it further
"Resolved. That a sufficient direct
annual tax be levied and collected each
year for twenty years. In the manner
required by law, to pay the interest
on such bonds as it falls due, and also
o pay and discharge the principal of
such bonds within twenty years from
the date of their Issue; and, be it fur
ther "Resolved. That this said board of
supervisors deems it necessary, proper
and expedient that a special and ad
ditional tax of fifty cents on each one
Hundred dollars valuation of the tax
able property of said county, be levied
for the next twenty years, for the pur
pose of paying and discharging the
principal of said bonds within twenty
years from the date of their issue, and
to pay the interest on such bonds as
it falls due, and tor general and inci
dental purposes; and, be it further
"Resolved, That the question of levy
ing said special and additional tax of
fifty cents on each one hundred dol
lars valuation of the taxable property
of said county annually for the next
twenty years, for the purposes herein
before 6et forth, and it is hereby or
dered submitted to the legal voters of
said county at the next general elec
tion therein for county officers, to be
held on the third day of November,
A. I. 1914: and, be it further
"Resolved, That the county clerk of
the county of Rock Island and state
of Illinois, be. and he is hereby author
ized, empowered and directed to take
all the necessary legal steps that may
be. required In the submission of said
question of issuing said county bonds
to the legal voters of said county of
Rock Island at said general election on
the third day of November, A. D. 1914;
and. be It further
"Resolved, That this resolution and
order be entered of record in the rec
ords of the county board of Rock Is
land county. Illinois."
How They Voted.
After the board in committee of
the whole had turned down the reso
lution and the report of the action giv
en by Supervisor Graflund waa ap
proved an attempt was made to learn
the attitude of various members of the
board on the bond issue.
Chairman George H. Richmond waa
Interviewed, but declared, "Really 1
could not tell you how the vote stood,
but If you can get It out of any of the
other members, all right."
Other members were seen but a mys
terious air of secrecy enveloped the
whole proposition, indicating an agree
ment not to divulge any of the facts
concerning what occurred In the "star
However. Beveral members of the
board who are known to have been;
advocates of the bond issue were not
so reticent and stated that the final
vote and several ballots were taken
was 20 to 14 against placing the ques
tion on the bond Issue.
Wants Livery Hire.
Attorney S. R. Kenworthy appeared
before the board and urged that the
county pay SherifT O. L. Bruner the
i sun annual Iiverv hire, according to
its agreement with the official when ,
elected. After the Investigation of the'
sheriff's office was undertaken the ap-(
propriation was cut from $1,500 to.
$500. Attorney Kenworthy declared
the board had no legal right to do ;
this and Intimated legal action against
the county flilght be started if the sun
was not paid. j
Kerr la Conductor.
The board did not convene this
morning until after 11 o'clock. Most
of the session was taken up with the
selection of an elevator conductor. ,
There were 13 applicants. Over a;
dozen ballots were taken, finally re-1
suiting In William Kerr of this city
being chosen. His principal opponents
were Floyd Mitchell, present lncun
bent, and G. E. Lambert. The final
ballot gave Kerr 20. Mftchell 11 and
Mr. Kerr Is one or the city's best
known residents. He has been ele
vator man at the New Harper for
some time and his sek-ction for his
new position Is proving popular.
Plea for Silos.
Supervisor Tambur made a plea for
the erection of two silos and repairs
on the barn at the county infirmar;-.
The board referred the matter to the
infirmary committee to investigate and
report at the December meeting.
Fight Over Salary.
This afternoon the board had a big
wrangle over the salary of the sheriff.
Supervisor Graflund of the jail and jail
accounts committee, made a majority
report favoring the increase of the an
nual salary from $1,500 to $3,500; an
appropriation for $7,500 for deputy
hire, livery hire, stationery and other
office expenses and an automobile for
the official. It is understood that the
candidates for sheriff of all the four
political parties have agreed to this
proposition. Under this plan the
feeding of prisoners would be under
the care of the jail and jail accounts
committee, who figure'the annual cost
for this work would be about $5,000.
A minority report was then present
ed hi favor of fixing the salary at
$2,500. Supervisor Wright moved as
a substitute that the salary be made
$3,000. Later he withdrew this and
the majority report was adopted by a
vote of 26 to 7.
The salary of county judge, county
clerk and probate judge was boosted
from $2,000 to $2,300; the probate
clerk from $1,500 to S1.S00. and the
county treasurer from $1,700 to $1,S00.
KING GEORGE PRAISES
COLONIES FOR WAR AIL)
London, Sept 11. The official In
formation bureau yesterday gave out
a message from King George to the
British colonies. It is as follows:
"During the last few weeks the peo
ples of my whole empire at home and
overseas have moved with one mind
and purpose to confront and over
throw an unparalleled assault upon
the continuity of civilization and the
peace of mankind.
"The calamitous conflict is not of
my seeking. My voice has been cast
throughout on the side of peace. My
ministers earnestly strove to allay the
causes of the strife and to appease
difference with which my empire was
not concerned. Had I stood aside
when in defiance of pledges to which
my kingdom was a party, the soil of
Belgium was violated and her cities
made desolate, when the very life of
the French nation was threatened with
extinction, I should have sacrificed
my honor and given to destruction the
liberties of my empire and of man
kind. "I rejoice that every part of the em
pire is with me in this decision.
"Paramount regard for a treaty of
faith and the pledged word of rulers
and peoples is the common heritage
of Great Britain and of the empire.
My peoples In the self-governing do
minions have shown beyond all doubt
that they whole-heartedly indorse the
grave decision It was necessary - to
take, and I am proud to be able to show
to the world that my" peoples oversea
are as determined as the people of the
United Kingdom to prosecute a just
cause to a successful end.
"The Dominion of Canada, the Com
monwealth of Australia and the Do
minion of New Zealand have placed at
mv disposal their naval forces, which
have already rendered good service
for the empire. Strong expeditionary
forces are being prepared in Canada,
Australia and New Zealand for serv.
ice at the front, and the union of South
Africa has released all British troops
and undertaken the important mili
"Newfoundland has doubled the
number of its branch of the royal
naval reserve, and is sending a body
of men to take part in the operations
at the front. From the dominion and
provincial governments of Canada
large and welcomed girts or supplies
are on their way for use, both by my
naval and military forces.
"All parts of my oversea dominions
have thus demonstrated in the most
unmistakable manner the fundamental
unity of the empire amidst all its di
versity of situation and circum
stance.'' A message similar to the foreging
has been addressed by King George to
the prince and the peoples of India.
All the news all the time The Argus.
GOOD BACKS FOR BAD
Rock Island Residents Are Learning
How to Exchange the Old Back
For a Stronger One.
Doea your baek ache, feel weak and
Do rou suffer headaches, languor
Is the urine discolored, passages Ir
regular The kidneys may be calling for he: p.
Weak kidneys connot do their work.
Give them the help they need.
To cure a kidney backache you must
care the kidneys.
Use a tested and proven kidney rem
edy. Doan s Kidney Pills have stood the
Convincing proof of merit In Rock
"Doan'a Kidney Pills are all right
and I am pleased to recommend them,"
ays N. M. Bell of 1506 Fifth avenue.
Rock Island. "My back ached and the
kidney secretions were irregular in
passage. I saw Doan s Kidney Pills
advertised and used them. They gave
jne relief in every way."
; Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't sim
ply ask for a kidney remedy get
Doan's Kidney Pills the same that
,Mr. Bell had. Foster-Milbura Co..
Props.. Buffalo, N. Y. (Adv).
"HOW CAN I AID
This Is the Question Many Rock
Island Children Are
SUGGESTIONS ARE OFFERED
Clubs Are Being Formed or Existing
Organizations Are Taking
Up the Work.
"What may I do?"
That Is the question uppermost in
the minds of a lot of Rock Island boys
and girls who want to help load the
Christmas ship that is to be sent by
the children of America to the children
of Europe's blood-drenched' fields.
Those children that now have but one
parent their mother and it is feared
there will be many left orphans before
To lose one's father; Here and' there
throughout our city is' a boy or girl, a
woman and man grown, who knows
exactly what It means. And he has
very keen recollections of the first
Christmas passed without the presence
of his funloving, big boy father. Yes.
indeed, it will be a sad day for Euro
pean children, even with the gifts we
pile upon them. There are emotions
that cannot be understood until ex
perienced. A lady who knows The
Argus said it was a good deal like
sending flowers to a funeral. There
are families who do not want flowers
at such a time and this lady had that
Idea. As the branches of flowers
came, showering fragrance within the
closed room wherein her brother lay
dead, a light diffused with them and
as she read the attached cards she
found herself thinking. "Yes, they un
derstand, they lost their brother," and,
"His father died a year ago." Each
flower bore " mute sympathy and
brought its message so plainly. "We,
too, have suffered and understand." It
helps. The kindly heart clasp. Thus
the children of Rock Island can make
of Christmas 1914 a time of understand
ing to another's sorrows. The chil
dren of America can say in the
heart's language, "We sympathize; we
want to leave a message of love to
you and yours in these Christmas
Chicago Children Prompt.
It is very lovely to see how the chil
dren of Chicago are rushing to the aid
of the Herald, sending in promises
and telling of what they are doing.
The grown-ups, too, from .all over are
sending letters of encouragement and
asking for advice.
A woman is sending the toys of her
dead child. Surely a halo goes with
that gift. That is a real sacrifice. The
mother who climbs the steps to the
attic and opens the lid of a trunk
where certain little trinkets, soft little
garments lie. fondled and wept over
whenever life's way grows so full of
problems one's heart is breaking, can
understand its Import.
What an opportunity this gives to
the women whose arms are childless.
To fashion the clothes so much needed'
and of which their adept fingers are so
capable. "Just wait, and see .what I
am going to send to my Europe baby,"
ore such said to The Argus. And
hire's a funny state of affairs. The
chief of firemen at one station told a
Chicago reporter, "My men know how
to knit and do all kinds of fancy work.
Sure we'll have some gifts for the
kiddies." At this distance It's hard to
tell if he was joking about the knitting
part, but there's no reason why the
tiro laddies couldn't be In at the mak
ing of a gift. A reporter for The
Argus is going to find out if such tal
ent is here, so get out your knitting
The Des Moines Capital has an or-1
ganization of children numbering 600,
called "The Happy Tribe," and the
Capital. like The Argus, is one of the
papers affiliating with the Herald in
the big undertaking. It has sent out a
call to its tribe and something doing
will be the order.
Suggests a Name.
Is there a Cat's Paw club in Rock
Island? There s a name for your
Christmas ship club, girls. The Argus
saw It In one of the newspapers. The
girls of that club are making a com
forter, and it's jus, a beginning, said
the secretary. Those nice soft Angora
paws. Such a comfort. Hurry up and
grab that name.
So vou see, children dear, what a
stampede the Christmas ship is caus
ing. Write a letter to The Argus tell
ing w hat you will try to do and it may
be inspirational for some other boy -or
girl and thusly the tribe will increase.
Here is a list of the newspapers that
are representing the boys and girls
a-i you'll find The Argus among th
Birmingham (Ala.) News.
Beloit (Wis.) Free Press.
Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Republican.
Corono (N. Y) Queen's Chronicle.
Des Moines Capital.
Dixon (111.) Telegraph.
necatur (111.) Herald.
Fairmont (Minn.) Sentinel.
Franklin Grove (III.) Reporter.
Hannibal (Mo.) Journal.
Kansas City Star (Times).
Lumber World Review.
Los Angeles Herald.
Ea Crosse (Wis.) Tribune.
Memphis Commercial Appeal.
Murphysboro (111.) Independent.
New York World.
New Orleans Item.
Osage (Iowa) News.
Philadelphia North American.
Rofck Island (111.) Argus.
Rockford (11L) Register-Gazette,
for the most part attribute their success
to the start in life gained by a Savings
This bank pays 4. compounded
semi - annually, and invites you to
open an account with $1.00 or more.
Make Our Bank Your Bank
H. B. CASTEEL. President. M. S. HEAGY, Vice Pres. 11. B. Simmon. Caaa.
Southwest corner Second avenue and Eighteenth street.
St. Louis Republican.
South Bend Tribune.
San Antonio Light.
Sheboygan (Wis.) Press.
Sioux Falls (S. D.) Press.
Vinton (Iowa) Eagle.
Waukegon (111.) Gazette.
Webster City (Iowa) Journal.
ARSENAL AID ADDS TO
ITS MEMBERS IN AUGUST
George i. Gillette, secretary of the
Rock Island Arsenal Aid association.
has just Issued the August report, show
ing seven admitted to the organization
during the month, and a total mem
bership of 510. The September as
sessment is fixed at 25 cents, and fol
lowing is the financial statement:
Balance Aug. 1, 1914 $ 4.92
August collections 24S.50
Disbursements ' 220.82
Balance Sept. 1, 1914 $ 32.60
J. H. Gardner $' 2G.25
W. W. Hoovey 24.75
J. D. Collier ". . . . 22.50
I. F. Taylor '. 22.50
J. Lorenzen 21.00
C. Baumgartner 20.25
F. Green 19.50
R. Senn 12.00
H. E. Dell 3.75
Gaorga Hawkins 3.75
William Totten 2.25
E. E. Bocc 2.25
W. B. Barker 1.50
J. W. Cewrose 75
Printing annual report 1.46
Paper and printing July report. 2.16
Treasurer's salary, August .... 7.65
Secretary's salary, August ""15.30
Mme. Noseka Schwimmer, president
of the Hungarian Woman's Suffrage
association, is on her way to America
to urge the United States to mediate
in the European war.
WASHED AND THOROUGHLY STERILIZED without
removing the Feathers from the tick. We guaran
tee that your Pillows will come back to you in as
good condition as they were the day you bought
For Pillows of Medium Size
Our Charge Is 50c
Send Us a Pillow or Two.
Cover Rock Island
WAS OLD SETTLER
OF HENRY COUNTY
Mrs. Nancy Ferguson, Aged 89,
Expires at Home of Son
Near Orion, HL .
(Special to The Argus.)
Orion, 111., Sept. 12. Mrs. Nancy
Ferguson, one of the earliest Bottlers
of Henry county, was found dead in
her bed early yesterday morning at
the home of her son, George W. Fer
guson, four miles north of this place.
She passed away between 3 and 5:30 a.
m., her demise being discovered by
her nurse, she having been ill for some
Mrs. Ferguson was born In Chelsea,
Mass., and was 89 years of age. Her
husband preceded her in death many
1 years. Two children survive, the boh,
George W.-. and a daughter, Mrs. Har
riet Hitchcock of Stillwater, Okla.
There are. also 10 grandchildren and
four great grandchildren.
The funeral will be held from the
home of the son Sunday afternoon at
3 o'clock with services conducted by
Rev. Henry Brink and interment In the
BROTHER LOCAL MAN
.Assistant State's Attorney A. C. Ed
wards of this city has received word
that his brother, Jesse R. Edwards, of
Carrolltown, was nominated for sheriff
on the democratic ticket of - Green
county, HI. The brother of the local
man received a majority of 1,201, and
practically means his election since
the other parties have no candidates.
Four others opposed Mr. Edwards for
the nomination. He carried every pre
cinct In the county.
. All . the news all the time The