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Page Two T H E D E C A T T J R R E V I E W Sunday Morning, July 19, 1914. Vermilion County's Plan For Getting 180 Miles Of Hard Roads A G U E AT deal of Interest has been a r o u t e d t h r o u g h o u t t h e state by n e w s p a p e r reports t h a t Ver- iKlHt'ii o u n t y is about to Issue bonds to the a m o u n t of $1,600,001; for the b u i l d i n g o f h a r d r n a d g t h r o u g h o u t t h e r o u n l . i . Snmu of tlu-s.-i reports arc Ind e f i n i t e an'l others m.inift-.stly m o r e or Irsis wide of facts, and for the purpose of a r r i v i n g nt t h e oxfu-t f a c t s In t h i - r r n t t c r . The R e v i e w took pains to r o u k p e s p o r l n l t m i u i r y i n t o t h e m . I t w a s f o u n d t h a t V e r m i l i o n c o u n t y is a t t e m p t i n g to put t h r m i i r h a M^- thing 1 . w h i ' ' h . I f H m - r o H s f u I l v c.-irru-.l o u t . w i l l m a k e t h e c o u n t y a M e t v a t o w h l r h all Kno,! road m e n i n I l l i n o i s w i l l ' m a k e p t l K f i n i a K ' - ' R and no d o u b t It w i l l bo of c-norrr.nu* a d v a n t a ^ - t« *h- i - o u n t v . NUT STATU A I I J PLAN. I t s l i f - u j d In- M i t f ' d I n t h - b t - K i n n t n i s t h a t t h i s m i l l i o n a n d :L l u i l f d o l l a r roati p r o p o s i t i o n I n Vt-: m l l i m i c o u n t y lias i m l l . i i m t o il" w i t h th* % b u l l i l m g o f at.it e a l ' l : t i d s i n t h a t c o u n t y . No d o u b t i h . i t t l - - p l . i n wiis i n * * n l i cil b y the s t i l l . - n i t i r i a d l a w an,i i f t.ie prop- o s i t i o n c a r r i e s th.» r o a d s b u i l t b y t h a t m i l l i o n a n d a h a l f d o l l a r s w i l l l i k e l y become i n t i m e s t a t e a i d mads. B u t w h K h ' - r t h e p r o p o s i t i o n c a r r i e s or not j V e r m i l i o n c o u n t y i s p o l n g r i g h t o n 1 b u i l d i n g roads. j EICHTHKN-FOOT BRICK. | V n r m i : i o n Is a Inrfiv c o u n t y . It |s f o r t Y - r f . r e c m i l - s l « n g n o r t h a n d s o u t h ( by t w e n t y - t w o ml Sea wide. It has ( i . j l ^ ml'.t-s of ruad and t^ets 1.0 per | i f n t of t h a t m l b ' H f f i 1 in s t a t e n l d r o a d s , or 311 miles. T h i s y e a r t h e c o u n t y , w i n spend J t j - t . O ' J u for at:it(.« aid roads, j I ' a - t of t h e to.ul to b* b u i l t this y e a r w i l l be an e i s h t i ' c n - f f o t brick road on o n - - r « ' U ' f i M i n - a t i o n a n d t h e sum t o b e i [ r n t in t|.e c o u n t y w i l l b u i l d b e t w e e n j :"{··] r a n ! f , \ « iniU--, of road. Tin- | mon»-v i n !* i ; j : . i l IN.* ^ar Is the s t a t e ' .illotm*»nr a n d t!on f o r n \ o m a n v \ on r.. -· roads to b.- ..' to t h e r o t i n * ·· r e r j u ( r » - f i ' f v r c u n * y t n 1;'M i f w o r t h w l i l l t V . . o u : ' t y app: ops-la- ' At t h i s r.ito of ^ ill l»y a prood · n o ' m h s t a t e aid . rml'-pd. it w i l l t t v y e a r s f o r t h e CM h i r d ru M to W A N T rOAf»S NOW. ·'But w! y w a i t f l f t v or sl'ity \ e a r s ? " asked S'lrm- of t h - c i t i z e n s of t h e o o u n 15. "If w e nr, ; K ^ i n p tn i v i . ' 1 hard roads why n o t K- a h » .i.J ai i b u i l d t h ^ n i s o t h a t tht* p r e s e n t pt n t a t i o n m a y get so mo pome bei,t-:'; t i - f them ?" Tl^^f » i ; . f - i i o n s 1 a v e be- n s e r i o u s l y r - s k C ' J ar.,! t h e y ! avo b'er. s e r i o u s l y onyi.i'TTl. A d e f i n i t e p l ^ n of b u i l d - r. , K r o 'id s \.?~B been c a r f- f 1 1 1 1 ··· w o r k e d f . u t a n d It has been e s t i m a t e d t h a t i t «· 1 11 rns t a m i l l i o n a nd P. h .1 '. f do' la rs t j c - i r r v o ' i t t h i s pi i 11 .. The c o u n t y i a i d u f t t T K o l n p i n t o d e t a i l ^ o f t h e : ' . ' i i - t ! n : oiiu'.'.jv. \ - i t e d t o s - u b m i t the · i t .«t i - i n of i.'-suirir b a r d rofid b o n d s ; \-\ ' . - i t i-r to a m i l l i o n a n d a h i l f d o l , rv T o tl-.,- \ n t ' T ? of t h e v - o u r i t y t h i s r ' A M P A I G N . t j r . C o u n t y Good R o n d s a s ..1?= b* en orpdiu/.ed and a r i r a p t t l ^ n is b e i n g con- in f.r-"r of ti-.c l ? 3 u a n c e of the W S I H l l u n , con n t y s LI p e r i no f t i i f t h w a v s , eays t h a t t h e t i o n w i l l c a r r y . C o u n t y C l e r k n l l l c a r r y . O t h e r s ; n b c u t D a n v i l l e w h o k n o w s o m e t h i n g | of the p u b l i c p ' l l p e beJJrfW it w i l l j c a r r y . j "Of r o L i r s - V s--ays C o u n t y Clerk D n l s j "j ou r a n n e v e r t ^ H , Some cross c u r - , r o n t of s e n t i m e n t m a y s e t i n t h a t w i l l d e f e a t U. b u t i t looks m l s h t y f a ^ o r - « M e now." "If t h f proposed road could pass 1 e v e r y b o d y ' s plac*». th^re la no d o u b t ) that e v e r y b o d y would vote for H," R»td t h e c o u n t y s u p e r i n t e n d e n t of hiffhwaye. "and as the r o u t e was f i n a l l y w o r k e d o u t by the coin m i l tee It Baems to be g e n e r a l l y satisfactory." ALL OF COUNTY REACHED. The r o i d e w h i c h it I* p r o p o s e d to b u i l d by t h i s b o n d issue h a v e been d e f i n i t e l y l o c a t e d uiul t h i s Jo^n t l o n w a s not a s i m p l e m a t t e r . It was d o n e by c o m m i t to* composed of members of th« c o u n t y board and t h e good roads I association. There was some jealousy on the part of some of the towns in the c o u n t y some suspicion that it was a D a n v i l l e scheme, but this was dissipated by a proper regard for these t o w n s in the location of the roads. There will be f o u r east and west roads across the c o u n t y , two north and south roads and one road to the southwest through Catlfn a n d Georgetown, tevery town In the county will be tapped by one of these roads. The total mileage of the proposed system is ISO m i l e s , w h i c h allows approximately ?S,'^3 per mile for construction. ALL GOES AT ONCE. It is proposed to b u i l d the road tn t i ^ h t e e n sections and the work on all of the sections shall go on at the same t i m e . This is a concession to the t o w n s outside of Danville and an ass u r a n c e of the more speedy construct i o n of the road. BOND PROPOSITION. The road bond proposition in Verm i l i o n c o u n t y Is* 1 no visionary scheme, as you will be readily convinced w h e n you come to understand It. The end e a v o r of the good roads association w i l l be to have e v e r y b o d y in the county understand It before the t i m e comes to v o t e on It. And here is some of the e x p l a n a t i o n that goes with t h i s bond p r o p o s i t i o n : They paid in Vermilion county last y e a r $236,tiS7 road tax, I n c l u d i n g road and bridge, special hard road, d e l i n - q u e n t district and county brdge tax. They have paid in ten years $1,726.400 road tax and for this money they h a v e not got m u c h to show In the way of better roads. It is now proposed to Issue J l , 5 0 0 , 0 0 0 in bonds at 5 per cent, bonds to be paid off in t w e n t y years, $75,000 each year. The i n t e r e s t 0:1 these bonds the first year w i l l be $73,000 and the first year's p a y m e n t , inc l u d i n g - t h a t f o r m a t u r i n g bonds w i l l a m o u n t to $150,000, w h i c h Is less t h a n the present annual cost of the roads In the county. The average a n n u a l payment necessary to pay off bonds and I n t e r e s t in twenty years will be $114.375. EFFECT ON TAXES. T h e c o n s t i t u t i o n a l l i m i t o f t a x a t i o n is 75 cents on ?100 of asseFped v a l u a - tion and the c o u n t y b o a r d has for several years been a s s e s s i n g a b o u t t h i s l i m i t . A t t h i s rate t h e t o t a l m o n e y raised, I n c l u d i n g t h e receipts f r o m t ' o u n t v o f f i c e s , i s 5C05.000, T h e a p p r o x - inia'- 1 general e x p e n s e s wf the c o u n t y are $130.000 a y e a r T h i s l e a v e s $155,p n n A p p l y i n g t h e a v e r a g e a n n u a l p a v m e n t on 1-onds and I n t e r e s t . $1H,- 37=i. t h e r e w i l l r e m a i n a p p r o x i m a t e d ? n . n o r » a y e a r to be a p p l i e d to o t h e r purposes. The c o u n t y Is now p a y i n g for a new " o u r t h o u s e and a new b u i l d i n g - for the ernmty f a r m . Both of these b u i l d i n GTS w i l l he paid for b e f o r e the Q u e s - t i o n of r o a d b o n d s comes to H vote. The road b o n d s will not, t h e r e f o r e . a u * e n n I n c r e a s e I n t h e rate o f taxa c ' o n . TEN CENTS AN ACRE. It is f u r t h e r s h o w n by the f i g u r e s t h n t t h e average" a n n u a l rat» o f taxa- t i o n to t a k e care of the b o n d issue is ?,. c f - n t s nn each S100 of assessed val- u a t i o n . T h e f a r m l a n d I n t n » c o u n t y w i l l pay !e c 3 t h a n h a l f of the total b o n d Tax. The c i t y of D a n v i l l e will pay one t h i r d of It. The average a n n u a l lax r^r a TO on the f a r m l a n d of t h a c o u n t y w i l l be a t r i f l e less t h a n ten cents. There will be a g r e a t l y d i m i n i s h e d t o w n s h i p road tax b e c a u s e th# ISO m i l e ? of road c o n s t r u c t e d by the coun- , y w i l l I n c l u d e all of the m a i n roads oC the c o u n t y , the roads for whose maln- f e n a p c e most of t h e t o w n s h i p road f u n d is e x p e n d e d . The rest of the road» c a n be m a i n t a i n e d at m u c h less expense, but d u s t h o w m u c h can not be d e f i n i t e l y shewn In advance, GET STATE AID LATER. It Is p r o p o s e d to b u i l d these bond roads according to the specifications f u r n i s h e d by the state h i g h w a y engineers. This Is In o r d e r that they may u l t i m a t e l y become state roads find bo m a i n t a i n e d at state expense. The state high v/ay commission has signi- f i e d a plan will be devised by which the state will take o v e r these roads, p r o b a b l y by a p p l y i n g the county appor- t i o n m e n t each year to the retirement of bonds and taking over each year a section equal to that which w o u l d be built by the year's a p p o r t i o n m e n t . NOBODY STARTLED. It is really a great big t h i n s which they are undertaking in Vermilion county, that Is it is a big t h i n g for the c o u n t y if it is accomplished. It is an i n t e r e s t i n g fact that it does not startle a n y b o d y . There are no fears that it Is 3oing to b a n k r u p t the c o u n t y . Voters are going 1 to vote upon it thought- f u l l y and judiciously. There Is no d o u b t that the proposition to connect D a n v i l l e , Hoopeston, Rossville, Alvln, BIsniark, "Westville, G e o r g e t o w n , Catl i n , Oakwood, Muncie, F i t h i a n , R.ankln, KaBt Lynn, Cheneyville, Fair m o u n t , Ridgefarra, Indianola, SIdell, Allerton, Jamaica, Armstrong, Potomac, Henring", ColHson and Jamesburg by a series of hard roads without d o u b t appeals v e r y s t r o n g l y to the people t h r o u g h o u t the county. You are a s s u r ed t h a i the bond q u e s t i o n will c a r r y overwlv I m i n g r l y In some t o w n s h i p s , t h o u g h It may f a l l In others. There is even a p o s s i b i l i t y t h a t it may fall in Danville, w h i c h as a whole w o u l d be greatly b e n e f i t e d by such a system of road?. PRESENT HARD ROADS. The fact t h a t there are a l r e a d y a good many miles of gravel, macadam and other kinds of hard road in Ver- mHHon county may have disposed the people In the c o u n t y toward gtod roads. There are many miles of gravel road out of Danville and about Hoopeston and In Ross township. Elwood township has from 15 to 18 miles of hard road and Jamaica township has built considerable hard road. The mistake was made In this township of trying to build a road w o r t h $4,000 a mile for $2,800. A b o u t F a i r m o u n t are several miles of road built f r o m screenings f r o m a limestone quarry. These screenings were s i m p l y sprea,d upon an earth road w i t h o u t any system. In Elwood township there Is some excellent road b u i l t a c c o r d i n g to the state specifications. In the t o w n s h i p s where there ie a hard road there is a disposition toward a better built h a r d road. HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR BOOKS? Perhaps you have heard of the man who wrote his accounts on the side of his house, which laTer burned down. Don't get into a similar rut hy using such old-fashioned methods. Bring your money to us--we'll do your accounting and relieve you from the worry of such details. An account with us will assure you of safety and go a long way in establishing your credit. A checking account is one of the greatest conveniences of modern business methods-are you availing yourself of the opportunity? National Bank of Decatur Explained. The bores y o u t h turned to his dinner p a r t n e r "with a yawn. ""SVho Is the strange looking man over t h e r e ivlio stares at me so much?" ne drawled. "Oh, that's Professor vTenklns." she replied, "the f a m o u s expert on Insanity." U. of I. Professor Finds Unusual Papers. Springfield --Professor C. VT. Alvord jt the Universlty^of Illinois faculty, and recently appoints-' e d i t o r - i n - c h i e f of the C e n t e n n i a l History to be published by the Illinois C e n t e n n i a l commission, has Just r e t u r n e d f r o m Richmond, V a . , \ w h e r e he Investigated the new papers of George Rogers C l a r k , which v e r e recently discovered by E. G. Swen of the Virginia Historical library. When Professor Alvord, in 1906, discovered the Kaskaskia records In Chester, historians supposed that all the pourceg of the occupation by George Rogers Clark of the I l l i n o i s c o u n t r y had been discovered and t h a t only un- i m p o r t a n t papers now and t h e n would t u r n up. 10.000 FOUND. But piles of papers belonging to the Virginia State Auditor's office, stored in the cellar of the Virginia State Library building, were, recently investigated by Mr. Swen, who brought to light some 10,000 papers concerned With the occupation of the Illinois country by Clark and his Virginia soldiers. These papers once belonged to Clark himself and were used by him to prove 1 is claims against the state of Virginia, which was very slow In paying him. Among these n a w l y discovered documents are some o£ very great interest. Clark tells in his memoirs of the taking of Kaskaskia that he and his soldiers penetrated to the bedroom of the acting commander, Philllppo de Roch- cblave. Since Clark's arrival was unexpected, there had been little time to hide the o f f i c i a l correspondence of the commander, but Madame de Rocheblave had evidently taken seme of the more precious documents to bed with her, hoping that the gallantry o£ the American soldiers would prevent them from seeqphing. History does not tell how the delicacy was overcome, but the papers were discovered and sent to the capitol of Virginia. Professor A l v o r d has sought for these papers m a n y times without success, so that this disooverj lias been one of great moment to hinu TORN TO PIECES. Most of these letters hidden by Mad* ame de Rocheblave were from General Cage to the various commandants ot Fort de Chaj-trea d u r i n g the years 1765J 1773. U n f o r t u n a t e l y , m a n y are missing 1 , for Clark was obliged to tear them uS for use as receipts and other business d o c u m e n t s , but in the course of t i m a it may be possible to piece some oi these together. CHANGES IN CITY SUPERINTENDENTS State Educational B u l l e t i n : It IB a mat* tor of congratulation t h a t there are pr.ic-* ticnlly no changes 1n superintendents in t h 4 larger ckles of Illinois this year. Whil« the sooner a poor superintendent has h' t e n u r e reduced to zero the better, a good superintendent should bo removed only by process of promotion. We must look to lha principals and s u p e r i n t e n d e n t s for eAuca- tion.il leadership w i t h i n our school districts. The development and maintenance of a sound school s r m i m e n t depends largely upon th« kind of person at the head of the locaj fichoo! system, A too frequent change in p n n c i p a l s and s u p e r i n t e n d e n t s Interferes se- i iously ivith tliR development of right sen-* t u n e n't and rig 1 a act Ion In the educational a f f a i r s of a community. Why The "GURNEY" Makes The Food Taste "GURNEY" Refrigerator Better Has a definite process of purification and a rapid circulation which insures a perfect refrigeration of food Vine-ripened or tree-ripened fruit always tastes better than fruit ripened in shipment. A dinner tastes better straight from the fire than When it has stood for half an hour. It is like this with many things--the sooner they're used after completion the better they are, or seem. There's a certain amount of deterioration in everything that stands. Refrigeration is but a way to make this deterioration in foods very slow. Things will keep fresh quite a long time if kept perfectly refrigerated. They will deteriorate quickly in a poor refrigerator. The "Gurney" has 8 walls of insulation to protect the interior of the box, save ice and keep the warm air out. It is constructed along certain scientific principles which cause cold, icy air to be circulated constantly throughout every part of the interior. All parts are easily removable for cleaning and constructed from the best of materials. The "Gurney" is made to shrink the ice bill and give a perfect, purified refrigeration of foods. ALWAYS INSURES A LOW TEMPERATURE Over 10,000 "GURNEYS" Have Been Sold in Decatur and Vicinity. E l i m i n a t e the Drudgery of Wash Day Forget the drudgery of wash day. Elim- i n a t e the toilsome process of washing by i n s t a l l i n g an "Automatic" washing ma- c h i n e . A machine that t h o r o u g h l y cleans [he clothes, W i l l wash a n y t h i n g from the f i n e s t of laces to the coarsest of fabrics, quicker, with less effort, cleaner and w i t h out m u t i l a t i o n , than 8 SO a n y o t h e r w a s h e r . ! . , . , « w d W W 4 Passenger Lawn o · bwmgs . . This elegant four-passenger lawn swing w i t h a d j u s t a b l e backs and p a i n t e d frame. C a r e f u l l y made and securely boiled to- cether. Metal hangers. Specially priced as above. Bargains for the Children %'elocipedes w i t h large r u b b e r lires. a d j u s t a b l e seat and h a n d l e bars, as illus- C9 "!R t r a t e d **" ' J Same as Illustration only w i t h metal wheels; seat and h a n d l e bars adjust- ttlj C9 able * l . i » f c Net Porch Swing Frame of hardwood with center of knotted fish-net twine. Can be adjusted to any position. Price complete with C9 hooks, ropes, etc *TM The July Sale of Summer Furniture Is Now On 20% Discount on All Summer Furniture The Annual July Sale of Summer furniture is now on. Prices have been reduced unmercifully. Just think, 20 per cent discount from our already standard low prices. Hundreds have ava iled themselves of the tremendous bargains and our immense stocks of porch furniture have been moving rapidly. Do not delay, but share in the remarkable bargain opportunities offered by this sale. Remember--three more long months of torrid, sultry weather are before you. Our entire porch furniture stock is included in this sale, chairs, rockers, tables, flower stands, taboretts, swings, etc. Do not hesitate, but make your selections at once. Freight paid to all points in the state on all purchases amount ing to $5. Make Your Selections from the Rug Store--Largest in Central Illinois You will find your every requirement in floor coverings in our immense rug and drapery department, the largest in Central Illinois. Fabrics of every shape, size, design and color. Summer Rugs of Perfection-Rattania Fiber Rugs We call them rugs of perfection because they are w eather proof, extremely durable and beautiful floor coverings. Made of twisted fiber. i-6z7-6 size ^., $3.00 7-6x10-6 size ^.$7.25 3x9 size $4.00 9x12 size .$9.50 Durability Combined with Beauty-Deltox Grass Rugs Deltox rugs are durable in the extreme. They are made from long strand tough prairie grass and beautifully dyed. , 1-6x7-6 size . T .- m ... .$2.60 8x10 size -.-. -.-..-...»- iEK .. .$6.00 3x9 size '..' $4.00 9x12 size .. : . ; . : .. .$8.00 The "Caloric" Fireless Cook Stove Bakes, Roasts, Stews and Boils-Bread, Pastry, Meats and Vegetables achmattfiros Whether you wish to bake, roast/boil^stew, the Caloric will do the work for you safely and thoroughly, without necessity of puttering about the hot kitchen, without burned fingers, hurried, but late meals, kitchen odors and without the expensive consumption of coal, gas or wood. The Caloric Fireless Cook Stove is handsome in appearance, simple and economical in use, thorough in service, very durable and inexpensive. VSPAPEJRI

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