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Report of the Treasurer of the City of Rock Island
' and for the Year Ending April 1 5, 1 908.
& . Boyle's . Second, addition, Rock. Is
land. $300; '- - - V :
- Orders Paid on Various Funds.
.April 10, 1907 '' .
Account overdrawn ...
Bridge account .......
Contingent account ...
Election account .....
Fire department No. 1
Fire department No. 2
Fire department No. 3 '.. 3.G81.52
Garnsey square account .... 93C.89
Health account 7.8C2.12
Interest account 1,525.81
Light account 12.83C.83
lxmg View park account.... 10,345.14
Orate account , 885.12
Police Naccoimt 20,104.19
Printing account .. ... 8C9.22
Prop "hldrs, 7 av and 38 st... 75.95
Salary account '. :.' .." 9.04C.1S
Sewer account 2,209.49
Sewer district No. 2' ..: 13.980.50
Sidewalks, First ward v..... 975.21
Sidewalks, Second ward . . . 953.32
Sidewalks, Third ward 1.295.C2
Sidewalks, Fourth ward .... 1.260.44
Sidewalks, Fifth ward ...... ,827.25
Sidewalks. Sixth ward l,305.7u
Sidewalks, Seventh ward .... 1,505.55
Eighth av opening at 44 st... 237.50
8 av opening at 44 st:..... . 13.90
Spencer square account ..... , 872.21
Street account ............. 0,098.54
Improv. 1C st, 10 to 12 av 545.70
Iinprov. 7 av and 38" st ' 1,397.23
Transferred to library fund.. 0,582.10
Balance . . . 381.59
Cash Received From Various Sources.
By city clerk .. .$" C.182.07
...$10,008.82! By county treasurer ....... .'"'40.T13.S9
By township collector ...... 40,000.00
By J. E. Elliott, P. M;
By F. . L. Yerbury, plumbing
11.958.82, By John Williams, toll col...
3,959.00 By V. T. Channon, for -plumb
ers' examination board ....
2 per cent insurance tax
: Scientific Fun With a Spider.
It occurred to a scientist in Washing
ton to try what effect the sound of n
tuning fork would have on a spider.
He bad a strong suspicion that -the
6plder would take It for the buzzing of
a fly; Selecting a large, fat spider that
had, loner been feastlug on flies, the
, man of science sounded the fork and
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April 15, 1 90S. the following orders
were still unpaid and held by Rock Is
land National hank:
No. 31033, 7,av and 38 st
No. 7. improve sewer -Disk
No. 2 0,077.50-
No. 75, light account 1,008.14
No. 32048, light account 1,011.79
No. 300. light account 1.000.79
No. 32211. light account 1,010.99
No. 153, bridge account 8.049.20
April 10. 190S
$J4,ti(.4i Balance on hand : S 2S1.59
, .April 10, 1908
Reservoir constr. account... $ 30.88
Reservoir expense account... 10,117.21
Waterwks constr. account... 44,932.79
Waterwks expense account.. 19,508.07
Water rent account 140.80
Balance on hand .
By city clerk .....
A LEAP TO FAME.
A . -t It I
i,xo.o ..j t,raA nt fho Kulilf-r'u web.
The owner; was at one edge of Its
web, and the thread selected was on
the other side. Over its .wonderful tel
ephone wires the buzzing sound was
conveyed to the watchful spider, bit
from its position It could not tell along
wbiclt-particular line tbe: sound was
traveling. It ran to the center of ti
web in hot baste and felt all round tdl
it touched the thread Kgtilust the other
end of which the fork was sounding.
Then, taking another thread along as
a precautionary measure, it ran out to
the fork and sprang upon it.
1 At this point It found out Its mistake.
It retreated for a short distance and
stopped to survey this uew buzzing
creature that should, bare been a fly.
but was strangely uulike any insect it
had ever seen. At length.' apparently
convinced that the object at the outer
edge of the web was more suitable foi
amusemeut than for an article of diet.
It gut uu It and danced with pleasure.
It was evident that the sound of the
fork was music to It. Washington
A Story of Saint Gaudens.
The eminent and lamented sculptor
Samt Uaudeus wb)le living in Rome
had'n fountain in his studio which he
declared to je the source of his Inspira
tion, and wheu he returned to America
be missed the sound of the trickling
wafers. It occurred to him that a sub
stitute for the genii In the fouutain
might be obtained by tying down the
faucet in tbe lavatory and thus having
a constant flow of soul Inspiring aqua,
a delightful accompaniment to hard
work. . Tbe arrangement worked very
well, and tbe delus!onwas perfect so
far as sound, If not sigit. was concern
ed. Work progressed rapidly and wll
with the Inspiration of the genii In tbe
8try of a Stuffed Cat In th
the Smithsonian institution at
Washington is a case containing a
stuffed cat. A card attached fd thel
case, setting . forth the reasons wby J
this particular feline is known to fame.
gives official 'sanction to a tale that Is
in every respect as remarkable as any
emanating from the nature fakirs.
The story of the iM as follows:
! Many years ago, fluile the Washing-
toil monument was still In an unfin
ished1 condition, an adventurous and
patriotic cat ascended the interior of
the shaft by- menus of tbe ropes and
scaffolding. When the workmen ar
rived at the upper landing the next
morning and legan to prepare for the!
day's work the cat took fright and.
Springing to tbe outer edge, took thel
leap of over 500 feet to the hard earth
lMilow. 1 ' . "
In the descent, which was watched
closely by the worUinen. tbe cat spread!
: herself out' like a flying :;qulrrej. fell!
slowly and alighted, as cats always do.
on all fours. After turning over on thel
soli a few times as if dazed she pre
pared to leave the grounds. She bad
proceeded almost beyond the shadow
of the monument when a stray terrlei
pounced upon und killed her.
One of tbe. workmen rescued the re
mains of the oat and turned them ovei
to the Smithsonian institution, which
caused tbe skin to be mounted and I
placed under the glass case. Youth's
Underdogglsm" docs not arise wholly
from condition (you Hud uuderdogs in
tbe very seats of the mighty), but from
a winsome quality or annul wnicn is in
herent. You may know tbe underdog
by a certain negative attitude, an al-
seuce of assrtljn. a denial of superior
ity, a smlllag air of seelug tbe bumor
Any mother who has had' experience
of the situation, a droll biut of a wink wiin "'is distressing ailment will be
at bis own discomfiture. Some oflP'cascd to know that a cure may be
them, it Is true, do make the mistake enected by applying Chamberlain's
of trying to be something else. They Salve as soon as the child is done
put on an Imposnig front and in a nursing. Wipe it off with a soft cloth
momentary, flood of favor and fortune I before allowing the babe to nurse,
pose as dogs rampant. Yet even In that J Many trained nurse3 use this salve
For sale by all
wuu me inspirauon or uie genii in me ,ofty attitmle tbt. talI be observed with best . results
faucet, and the day came- when the tetweell tue legs .-Atlantic. druggists.
nnisueu woru musi ue removeu 10 oiuer
quarters, which removal required the
April 1G. 1908
Balance on hand
April 10. 1908
Balance . . . . .
April 16, 1907
Balance on hand . .
3,080.25 By E. Gale ........
April 10, 1908
Balance on hand
LIBRARY BUILDING FUND. ,
Orders paid $10,000.00 Tax levy from county treas.. $10,000.00
April 10. 1908
Pi-op hldrs sewer dist No. 2..$ 7,021.49
Prop hldrs, sewer dlst No. 1.
Prop hldrs. 7 av and 38 st...
Prop hldrs 2d ward water
Prop hldrs 39 and 40 sts wa
ter mains .. 40.00
Prop hldrs 15 st 12 to 18 av. 20.00
Prop hldrs 15 st 3 to 12 av... 1,440.00
Prop hldrs 15 st 1 to 2 av. ..
Prop hldrs 19 st 10 to 12 av.
Prop hldrs 15 st 10 to 12 av.
Prop hldrs 25 st 5 to 7 av...
Prop hldrs 25 st 7 to 9 av. . .
Prop hldrs 14 and 14 sts...
Prop hldrs 23 st 3 to 10 a v.. .
Prop hldrs 23 st 10 to 11 av.
Prop hldrs 14 av 30 to 40 St..
Prop hldrs 16 st 10 to 12 av..
Prop hldrs 17 st 9 to 18 av..
Prop hldrs 7 av 30 to 38 st..
Prop hldrs 21 st 3 to 10 av. .
Prop hldrs 29 st 7 to 9 V...
Prop hldrs 39 and 40 st 14 to
Prop hldrs 9 st 3 to 18 av. . .
Prop hldrs 26 st 10 to 13 av..
Prop hldrs 42 st 7 to 9 av.. . .
Prop hldrs 41 st 14 to 18 av..
Prop hldrs. 35 st no. of 9 av.
Prop h'ldrs 2 ward sidewlks.
Prop hldrs $ ward sidewlks..
Propjhidrs 3 ward no. of 9
av sidewlks .....
Prop hldrs 4 ward sidewlks..
Prop hldrs 5 ward sidewlks..
Prop hldrs 6 ward sidewlks..
Prop hldrs 7 wai'u sidewlks..
Water mains in G. C. Blakes-
lee addition 311.88
Paving bonds 3,000.00
Balance ....... 2,028.28
April 16, 1907 i
Balance on hand
Deposited by county treas..
Deposited by city clerk . . .
assistance of the janitor. The. sculptor
rang the 'ejj for that dusky person,
and after repeated summons receiving
no reply Saint Gaudens descended to
the regions below. Where he found the
man of all work pumping away for
On Saint Gaudens inquiring why he
had received no reply to his summons
the negro replied that he was sorry not
to be able to answer, "but somehow
I can't keep no watah in this here
tank. 6lr." American Art News.
Guarding the Deposits.
Gennman About Town An if a
guy swiped a coin outer de cup. d'yer
mean t pay de dog ou!d yelp an grab
The inhabitants of the Marquesas 1s
lauds are among the most expert tat-
tooers 011 earth, and not even tbe crown
of the head, the lingers aud the toes
are exempt f rotn the ; needle. The
hands are ornamented with utmost
care, all tbe fingers having their own
pattern, so the band -would look as
though incased in atifiht fitting glove
were it not for the finger nails of enor
mous length which complete the baud
adornment of the wealthier natives.
Caught. . ,
"My dear, you grow prettier every
"And shabbier, John? Compliments
blni? Near .Blind." Person-Sur.:'be are very well, UntTd like to see a
would! He ain't no dummy director. J "ttie- reaay casn loccasionaiiy."-wasn-
f Ingtou Herald.
Boston Banker Spent East
Eight Years in Misery
Carleton H. Hutchinson, a leading .time I spent over $1,500 with abso
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Incorporated Under the State Lan
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
t Per Oat Iaereat Paid om Deposit.
Money Loaned on . Personal, Collateral,
or Real Estate Security; Farm Loans
in Rock Island County especi
OFFICERS Phil Mitchell, president;
H- P. Hull, vice president: P. Greena-
DIRECTORS R. R. Cable. WJlllam H.
Dart, H. P. Hull. E. W. Hurst, John
Voile, P. Greenawalt, Phil Mitchell. L.
Slmon, H: 8. Cable.- ,
April 16, 1908
Balance on hand .
banker and broker of Boston, with
offices at 8 Congress street, in that
city, has recently come out with a
V ry strong statement.
In the widespread discussion over
Cooper's new theory and medicines
which has spread over the country so
rapidly, Mr. Hutchinson has taken the
fide of those who say that Cooper's
theory is correct and his medicine all
that he claims.
,1 Mr. Hutchinson's , emphatic state
ment is as follows: "Anyone afflicted
with chronic ill health and a general
run-down condition caused by stomach
trouble, who does not try this mail
Cooper's medicine, is very foolish. I
say this after a most remarkable ex
perience with the medicine.
"I heard of Coopers success first
when, he was in Chicago, a I have a
private wire to that city in connection
with my business. Later, when he
came east, I learned more of him and
his theory that stomach trouble causes
most ill health. I have had no faith
in anything not prescribed by a phy
sician for each particular .case after
careful diagnosis, but after eight years
lutely no relief, I felt that it would at Began the business July S, 1890, and
least do' no harm to try the medicine I occupies the southeast corner of Mitch
which I was hearing so much about. I sll & Lynda building;.
"During these eight years I have
been forced to' go without solid food
for five and six weeks at a time. I
always had a- sour stomach, was
troubled with formation of gas. and
led the usual miserable life-of the dys
peptic. I was, dull, tired, nervous and
gloomy all the time, and was always
"I have taken Cooper's medicine a
comparatively short time. ' For the
past month I have" not had the slight
est sign of stomach trouble. I can eat
anything with no bad effect whatso
ever. I hafve a fine appetite, am gain
ing flesh very rapidly, am cheerful,
full of energy and my nervousness has c.pital Stock, 9100.000. F.r p,. Oat
aisappeaxeu. iiy .uoweis are 111 per-1 , Iatereat Paid oa Depoalta,
tect condition ror the nrst time m
eight years. v . I DIRECTORS C. J. Larkln, H. E.
"I don,'t hesitate to say that I would I Curtis. H. E. CasteeL L. D. Mudge. H.
not take $50,000 and.be back where llD- Mack, John Schafer, M. S. Heagy,
was. My relief and thankfulness is IL B- Simmons, H. H. Cleaveland. Mary
(Incorporated Under State Law.)
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
tL E. CASTEEL, President.
L. D. MUDGE, Vice President.
H. B. SIMMON, Cashier.
. We sell Cooper's famous preparation
described in' the above statement.
Sweeney, H. W.
of constant suffering, during which Harper House pharmacy.'
I, W, il. G est, Jr., do solemnly swear that the above Is, to' 'the best of
my knowledge and belief," a correct and true account of all moneys receiv
ed and paid out by me as treaurer or the city of Rock Island,' III.
. i W. H. GEST, JR., -
' , ' ' Vr Treasurer of City of Rock Island, III.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 28th day of April, 1908. i- ' :
4 SEAL L: M. CASTEEL, Notary Public
- . , My commission expires July 5, 1908.
RECORD OF COURT HOUSE
Real Estate Transfers. :
Elizabeth M. Smith to Charlotte
OF DISEASE AIID SUFFERING
No truth, is more forcibly manifested in physical life than the old saying
"like begets like;' for just as the offspring pi healthy jincestry are blessed
with pure, rich blood, insuring health and strength, -so the children of blood
tainted parentage inherit a polluted circulation to burden their existence
with disease and suffering. Swollen glands about the neck, brittle bones,
weak evesi pale, waxy complexions, running sores and ulcers and general
poor health, are the usual ways in. which . Scrofula is manifested. In some
cases the blood is so filled with the scrofulous germs and tubercular matter
that from birth Mfe is made miserable with suffering.. Others who inherit
the disease succeed in holding the trouble in check during; young, vigorous
life, but when the system has begun to weaken and lose' its natural vitality,
and esneciallv after a soell of sickness, the ravages of the disease will com
mence, and in a great many cases terminate in Consumption. - S. S. S. is the
verv hest treatment for Scrofula. It renovates . the entire, circulation and
- anves out me scroiuious ana lUDercwar
V deposits. . S. S. S. is the greatest of all blood
'.'purifiers, and it not only. goes to the very
bottom of the trouble and removes the cause
Q and cures the disease'but it supplies tht
ih.nrA witTi the healthful
PURELY VEGETABLE properties it is in need of,' . S. S. S. is made
entirely oiueaung,,, cicjuisiug wuu
E. Robinson, W. J.
Estates and property of all kinds are
managed by this department, which le
kept entirely separate from the bank
ing business of the company. We act
as executor of . and trustees - under
Wills, Administrator, Guardian,, and
Conservator of Estates.
Receiver and Assignee of Insolvent
Estates. General Financial Agent for
Non-Residents, Women, Invalids, and
others. . , - :
Goldsmith,. lot 10, "block.7, Milan. $100.
' W. E." Paul! and others to Jennie
Walker, west 50 feet of south 8 feet and barks, and is an absolutely safe remedy for young or old. Book on
lot' 8. west CO feet lot 9. J. M. Beards- the blood and any medical advice about Scrofula given free of charge. ;
leys subdivision, Iota 11. 12, Bailey . THE SWIFT S?ECIFIC CO., ATLANTA, GA.
The up-to-date Tri-Clty
' Orchestra furnishes mu
'. sic' for Theatricals,' Re
j cept!6ns, Dances, Lodges, '
and ' Vocal Accompany"
; lng.' Always the very .
latest music by the fin
est musicians in thetrl
clties." As many instru
ments furnished as de
sired. Moderate prices
In accordance - with A,
P. ' M. scale. ' Apply to
OLIVE E. WRIXON, Dl-
rectress.' Old phone 490;
ney phone 61S9: or call
at ,1922 Third avenue,
'' Rock Island. '
What those who know
say ol the
"I have the highest opinion possible of the Knabe Piano,
which possesses qualities of action and varieties of tone color
that make it wonderfully responsive to artistic demands."
TSCHAIfCOVSKY . ;
"Cinihines with great volume- of tone rare sympathetic
and noble tone color and perfect action.
CARRENO . :
"My expectations as to the Knabe Pianos were
even surpassed by the reality."
"A pianist having such a wonderful instrument under his
' fingers is able to express his innermost thoughts,"
"Their sound and touch are more sympathetic to my ears
and hands than all others of the country."
"From fullest conviction, I declare them to be the best -
IIUUU1UCUU ui -uiiciKa. .
Beyond question they are
The World's Best Piano today. t )
MUSIC HOUSE, -
SOLE AGENTS, 5
1726-28 Second Avenuo,
Rock Island, III.
I ' 1
W. C. Mauckerfs
Fire Iasxirance Ageacy i
Property owners who are in need of fire insurance should look;
carefully Into the financial standing of the companies represented by
the various local agents before placing their Insurance, as the com- j
pany's financial standing is as important as that of your banker; also .
investigate as to the standing of the agent, as his influence with tbe ,
companies he represents may save you many a dollar in case of loss.
v Such an agency is that of Mr. Maucker, who represents tbe most '.
reliable companies in the business, and is pleased to state- that in the v
eight years he has been in tho business not one customer of his has a
needed the services of an attorney to secure justice in getting a set- . ,
tlement for a fire loss. . .
The following standing of companies represented by him is taken "
from the report of the insurance commissioner of Illinois. ' ',
Organized. Assets. .
Aachen and Munich Ins. Co. ofGermany . $ 1,778,258
Commercial Union Assurance Co, England ...18G1. . 6.744,997
Franklin Insurance Co., Philadelphia . ...1829 . 2,569,477
"Fire Association of Philadelphia : :1817 7,840,675
German American Insurance Co. of New York .....1872 f 13.508,038
Hanover Insurance Co. of New York .............1852 . . 4,114,164
Hartford Fire Ins. Co. of Connecticut 1810 " 18,920,fi04
Insurance Co. of North America of Philadelphia ...1792 11,2G8104
Niagara Fire Insurance Co. of New York ...i...... 1850 , , 426,789
North British and MercantUe Ins. Co.. England ....1809 6,832,710
Pennsylvania Fire Insurance Co. of Philadelphia ...1825 6,462,117
Phenix Insurance Co. of New York ...1853 .8,719.795
Phoenix Insurance Co. of Connecticut "..1854 ",7.965,4&3
United Firemeng Insurance Co. of Philadelphia . ..I860 1,995.419
Ixjndon Assurance Corporation, England ......'....1720 2,435,172
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Office, No. 1C20 Fourth avenue Maucker Building. Both 'phones.