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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY. JUNE 2, 1914.
COUNCIL TACKLES MANY MATTERS IN REGULAR SESSION Vote to Consider Mayor's Ap propriation Ordinance and Also New Improvements. MEET AGAIN THURSDAY foma Matters Lsft Over From Mat fng Will 8 Considered and Other Measure Up for Disposition. Belcg (he Crt mooting of the coun ifca nif.nl'n rptxiria of the v r- Cil ivi - Ipus commissioners for the put four VMks were made. Among other mat ters considered was the appropriation ordinance with the amendments advo cated by Mayor Schrtver. The measure of the mayor provide for the Imposing of a special street and bridge tax. giving the city 123,500 additional revenue. On his motion it was considered three to two to con sider the matter. Commissioners Rud greo and Reynolds voting against it. Mayor Schrtver also introduced sev eral resolutions for improvement. uma of which w ere adopted, while others were taken up for considera tion. $28,600 Paving Ordinance. The large?t of these was for par ing, the estimated cost of the improve ment beinr $2S.647.2S. The territory embraced la this measure Is Twety frst street from Third avenue to Thir teenth avenue. Twelfth avenue from Second to First street, and First street north from Third avenue. This measure was taken up for considera tion. The same disposition w made of a resolution for the installation of water land had received 71 mains on Eighteenth aveaue between 31 children during the past month. the office only a rr ago. Mr. Btapp has made a remarkable reoord. The onnd deputy Hty clerk will likely have bar salary Incroasm from lr.0 to 80 per month. Commissioner Hud ro Introduced a resolution to that ef fort but It waa only taken up for con sideration. Tha Increased dutle and labor of the office.. It U clalmwl, make Xhm iDoreaxi entirely Just. Two movitog picture tbeatm manag ers appeared bsfora the council and demanded that tlim 1000 Block associa tion be forced to take out a license for both operator and privilege of show ing ploturee on Second avenue, should the merchant rote to present free morlea. The matter will be oonnidorl later. A check for 114 for chauffeurs' and auto licenses was ordered drawn on the city payable to Secretary of Btate Woods for patrol and auto Are truck operation. A communication from the Rock la- land Bridge and Iron works for par ment of the erection of the elevated tank at Reservoir park was read by Mayor Bchrlver. oN action was taken. Mayor Schriver. No action was taken. uon or the council to the three plans for recompensing the concern, one be ing all cash, another half cash and naif bonds and the third ril bonds. following the reading of a letter from the Rock Island County Humane society in which it asked for the assist ance of the council In a financial wav for the salary of a humane officer, wouuiTOoaer nuagren introduced a revolution which was passed and pro vided for an appropriation of $200 to wards the salary of that official pro viding the city of Mollne and the county board of supervisors would give similar amounts. Reports for Month Made. The report of John Joere, plumbing inspector, showed that he had collect ed $500 during the past month in fees. Building Inspector J. H. Stapp secured $273.49. Police Magistrate C. J. Smith collected ia fines and fees $130.80. The report of Police Matron Mrs. Schroeder showed that she had made 119 calls in the Interest of her work She looked after COUNCILS AY ASK PEOPLE TO CARE FOR THE RUBBISH Mayor Introduoes Resolution Providing That Household, er Dispose of Refuse. Eirhth street and First street. First street from Eighteenth avenue north 1340 feet, and a ten-inch wafrmaln on the reserved road called Fifteenth avenue running through Manufactur er's addition from First street to Mill street. Also similar ma!ns on Mill ftreet from Fifteenth avenue, north 3W) feet and south 3"0 feet. The esti mated cost is S13.735.C0. The booster committee in session with the board of local improvements last week voted to aid the city in the payment of the work. The rsolution for water main on Twenty-fourth street from Eighteenth to Twentieth avenues and paving on Second avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets and Seventh street be tween Second and Fourth avenues, were passed. The salary of Building Inspector J. H. Stapp w-as fixed at $125 per month, the commissioners all being of the opinion that since his incumbency in The police report showed that 33 ar rests in state cases and 57 In city cases had been made during May. The patrol answered S3 calls and 33 tramps were lodged in the city bastile. The council adjourned until Thurs day morning at which time a number of the matters left over from yester day's session and some newer ones will be disposed of. 927 SIGN THE PETITION Bchrlver Believes Since Publlo De mands Cleaner Streets It Should Help Secure Improvements. The feminist alliance of New York is endeavoring to raise money for a $500,000 apartment house for profes sional married women. It is figured that for two persons the cost of living need not be more than $2.60 a day. Whether the woman Is going to sup port her husband does not appear, but there seems to be no rule against this contributing to the domestic expenses. St. Paul and Hastings, Minn., will be connected July 1 by electric rail way cow- nearly completed. Contending that since there eeems to be a demand throughout the city for a continuous cleaning of the streets and alleys and ta order to accomplish it the public should assist. Mayor II. M. Schrtver introduced for considera tion of the council yesterday after noon a resolution which provided that the residents of the city take care of their own ashes, refuse and rubbish. The introduction of the measure fol lowed the reading earlier In the meet ing of a petition sighed by 927 resi dents asking that the cleaning of the streets and alleys be extended. The resolution presented by the mayor reads: "Whereas there seems to be a demand throughout the city for a continuous cleaning of streets and alleys, and 'Whereas in order to accomplish the above results, the public must assist, and hibit the depositing of ashes, rubbish habit the depositing of ashes, rubbish or other refuse of any kind in or ou any itreet, avtnue or alley. Therefore, be it resolved that the commissioner of streets notify the resi dents of this city that it is contrary to the ordinances to deposit any ashes, rubbish or refuse of any kind in or on any street, avenue or alley and that his department will not in the future haul ashes, rubbish or refuse from private property, and that said ordinances be enforced from and aftc the 15th day of June. 1914, and that the police de partment of this city be instructed to enforce said ordinances to the best of their ability, "And be It further resolved that the press be asked to give this due pub licity." Reynolds For Move. Commissioner Reynold, in mcnting on the resolution said: M yor, I am going to vole for ordinance. I see through your mean ing. You take away the expense of hauling the ashes and refuse from my department and we can give more money over to the streets, which is the aim of the 927 people who signed that petition. But I think that it would be working a hardship on the people." Commissioner Bear announced that ho would vote for the measure, but Commissioner Hart - was decidedly against it. He contended at first that It was asking too much of the police department that the officers could not watol) evnry citlsen to sm that he did not throw rubbish In the alley and after It waa thrown out of the yard that the police department would have difficulty in proving who threw It out. "How many who signed that petition makes no diffnrence, whether It was 600 or 0.000. How many of those who signed It would endorse that resolu tion. It would work a hardship upon thorn. I am going to vote against It." said Commissioner Hart. To Be Consldersd Later. "Well, then, what do you say that we take it up again at some period during the week?" asked the mayor. I am with you, agreed Commis sioner Reynolds, and Mayor Schriver passed a resolution that the council consider the matter. SIGN ORDINANCE IS PRESENTED BY MAYOR SCHRIVER Measure Regelating Swinging Display Boards Is Consid ered by Commission. HAS LONG BEEN NEEDED Campaign to Remedy Evil Augmented by Action of 1600 Block Busi ness Men's Association. AGAIN CONSIDER PLANS FOR HOME Bethany Board Members Fail to Announce Decision as to a Building. com "Mr. your Bethany Home board met last night at the Manufacturers' hotel in Moline and spent another session in discuss ing the proposed new building and its proposed site. One of these clays the public will bear of the beginning of this worthy and necessary project. In the meantime the matron, Mrs Littig. is doing good work, and by her energy has reduced the number at the IV nie by finding places in families eiiV.er for temporary or for permanent residence, so that there are now fewer children at the home than there have had for many months. Her report is as follows: There were in the home May 1 1 boys and 15 girls. Three boys and as many girls were received during the month. Five were returned to their parents. Homos were found for four others, and two boys and one girl placed in homes last winter were adopted during last month. At pres ent there are 15 bovs and 12 girls at the home, of whom 15 are between the ages of 5 and 11, and nine are un der 5 years of age. Donations for the month of May were as follows: McCabe's gave soup. cooked meats, cakes and sandwiches: Mrs. W. S. Marquis, 30 glasses jelly: Mrs. George Chase, a suit for small boy; Gaethje's. 15 ;-raniums: Mrs. Mary Albright, two baskets of sand wiches; ladles of the M. E FEATURES OF ORDINANCE. Persons engaged In hanging of signs must deposit bond of $3,000 with mayor. All electrical signs must be con structed of metal. Signs must be ten feet above sur face of walk. Must not be over three feet from side of building. Alterations must be authorized by building inspector. No other sign can be attached to electric sign. Building inspector's orders to re pair signs must be obeyed within five days. Building inspector may cause re moval of signs in dangerous condi tion. No part of sign shall be attached to fire escape. AH portable or movable signs in cluding "A" signs shall be removed. All signs overhanging street shall be made to comply with this ordinance within six months. Building inspector shall cause in spection of all signs in month of March each year. Every violation of this ordinance shall subject the offender to a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $200. t 1 Soot, grease or scorch all quickly ijljjjV 5c.ndl.rg.rp.ek.ges. . PSjM LOOK YEARS YOUNGER! GRAY HAIR DARKENED BEAUTIEULLY WITH SAGE Following a month's agitation for the removal and better regulation of signs suspended over the streets of Rock Island, Mayor H. M. Schriver at the regular session of the council yes terday afternoon introduced a sign or dinance for the consideratiou of the council and it is very likely that when the council meets again Thursday morning, that the measure will be church of adopted. Says Sage and Sulphur Will Stop Falling Hair and Cure Dandruff. Common garden sage brewed into a heavy tea with sulphur and alcohol added, then left to age and carefully filtered, will turn gray, streaked and faded hair beautifully dark and lux uriant; remove every bit of dandruff, stop scalp itching and falling hair. Just a few applications will prove a revelation if your hair is fading, gray or dry, scraggy and thin. Mixing the Sage Tea and Sulphur recipe at home. though, is troublesome. An easier way is to get the ready-to-use tonic, costing about 50 certs a large bottle at drug stores, known at "Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Hair Remedy," thus avoiding a lot of muss. Some druggists make their own, but it isn't nearly as nice as "Wyeth's." ' While wispy, gray, faded hair is not sinful n-k all Hpaira trt retain nur VOIlth- ful appearance and attractiveness. By darkening your hair with Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur no one can tell, because it does it so naturally, so evenly. You just dampen a sponge or soft brush and draw It through your hair, taking one small strand at a time. Do this tonight and by morning all gray hairs have disappeared: after another appli cation or two it will be restored to its natural color and be even more glossy, soft and luxuriant than ever. Local drggists say they the selling lots of "Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur," and it surely helps folks appear years younger. (Adv.) Rock Island, sliced bread and meat balls; Mrs. J. Edirunds. candy and fruit; Mrs. L. Linehart, magazines. The bill as presented by the mayor covers all of the desired changes and according to indications yesterday, the manner in which the commissioners Miss Sarah Thompson of Oaklyn, N. (studied the measure and discussed it, J., has been teaching school for 47 j3 indicative that it will receive the years, having begun her career when unanimous vote of the council. she was 17 years of age. Some Of These New Fancied Foods Are Mi4htv Good. 4 jsp People are sometimes slow to change even in summer from the old time heavy breakfast of fried bacon or ham and eggs. But the "world moves," and in thousands of homes a wise change has been made to the new-time breakfast Post Toasties -with cream. These sweer, flavoury flakes of corn, toasted crisp and ready to cat direct from the package are "mighty good" from every angle. Labor-saving nourishing delicious. Sold by Grocers everywhere The first provision is that every firm or corporation must deposit with the mayor a $3,000 bond, .the said bond to be conditioned upon the faith ful observance of the ordinance. For the sake of protection against fire, the signs must be constructed of metal. Provision is also made that the signs be at least ten feet above the surface of the street and not more than three feet from the side of a building. Building inspector J. H. Stapp will have supervision of the inspection of the Mgns and will pass upon all mat ters in the regulation of the suspens ion of the display boards, their repair and In cases where they are in danger ous condition their removal. He will also have charge of the annual inspec tion of all signs in the city to be made during the month of March. Abolishes Movable Signs. Another excellent feature of the measure Is that it provides for the abolition of portable or movable signs, which are usually found stationed on the sidewalk in front of a place of business. The penalty provided for offenders is not less than $10 and not more than $200. The commissioners studied all of the provisions carefully and several minor changes were made as they read over the measure. It is an ordinance sim ilar to the one adopted in Davenport some time ago. 1600 Merchants Aided. The merchants of the 1600 block have shown the results to the public of the removal of the signs. Previous to the dedication ceremonies last Wed nesday evening, the merchants of the block caused all such signs to be taken down, and the result from the stand point of the beauty added to the block, was remarkable. The matter of the safety of the move is unquestioned, and therefore every phase of it is a good one. The merchants of the 1600 block in removing the signs have given the agitation added Impetus and the coun cil feels that the public in general will unite in the approval of the law. Smallpox -Bills. The one ripple of discord that ap peared at the session came when ih smallpox bills of Dr. G. G. Craig once more came up for discussion. Com missioner Archie Hart took exception to a report which the health commis sioner recently gave to the local pa pers, in which it was stated illegal ius or me Health department were allowed by the council. Commissioner Rudgren asked Dr Craig to explain what he meant In his statement. The health commissioner referred to the case of Mrs. Charles McDonald, who was allowed $5 a day for the care of her sister while at the detention hospital. He said he thought this was too much and that $2 per day would have been sufficient He also mentioned the Thuse case. A resolution was passed that Dr. Craig bring before the council before next Monday, all bills w hich he claims were Illegal, and which he alleges were paid by the health department. , LARKIN IS AGAIN BOARD PRESIDENT W. Welch Also Reelected Sec retary at the Annual Meet ing of Library Body. C. J. Larkin was reelected president of the Rock Island public library board at the annual meeting last even ing. J. W. Welch was reelected secre tary. Other business transacted included the purchase of an electric fan for the reading room and the usual routine matters. The list of May bills follows: E. O. Vaile, Jr $49.10 A. C. McClurg & Co. 17.19 H. R. Huntting company 5.52 Waldorf Bindery company 24.65 Rock Island Hardware co 1.67 Expenses .550 Librarian of congress 10.00 Central Union Telephone Co. . . 3.50 Salaries 270.00 Total $387.23 The librarian's report for the month shows the following circulation: Magazines and general works . . . 220 Philosophy 15 Religion ' Sociology Philology Science Industrial arts Fine arts 27 Literature History Travel Biography Fiction 16 87 5 42 40 ... 50 . . . 29 . .. 90 ... 27 ...1,758 Reference 1.27H Grand total 5.147 Received from tines and deposited with the city treasurer $16.13. A Kansas City man says that his city should follow the example of Wor cester, which allows no saloon to face the new station. Kansas City has a new station, and the question of -licensing saloons in the neighborhood. is a question of the hour. 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