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Report of the Treasurer of the City of Rock Island
. and for the Year Ending April 15, 1908.
Orders Paid on Various Funds.
.April 1G, 1907.
' April 1C.190S
Bridge account . .. .
Fire department No. 1..'.
Fire. department No. 2....... 3,959,60
Fire department No. 3....... 3,081.52
Garnsey squaro account 936.80
Health account ....... 7.8G2.12
Jnterest account ....... ...... 1,525.81
Light account ...... .r. 12,$3G.83
Imng'Vicw park account'. ... 10,345.11
Office account 885.12
Police account .... .". . ... . . . '. 20,104.19
Printing account 8C9.22
Prop hldrs, 7 av and 38, Bt. 75-95
Salary account ...... . 9.C4648
Sewer account . . 2,209.49
Sewer district No. 2 .13,980.50
Sidewalks, First ward ...... 97521
.Sidewalks, Second ward .... 953.32
Sidewalks, Third ward ..... 1,293.62
Sidewalks, Fourth ward .... 1.2C0.41
Sidewalks, Fifth ward 827.25
Sidewalks, Sixth ward ...... ' 1,305.70
Sidewalks, Seventh ward 1,565.55
Eighth av opening at 44 st... 237.50
8 av opening at 44 st...,'.. , 13.90
Spencer square account . 872.21
Street account .'. .'. G.098.5 1
Improv. 1C st, 10 to 12 av:...v 545.76
Improv. 7 av and 38 st.. 1,397.23
Transferred to library fund.. 6,582.10
Balance ............... , 381.59
April 15, 1908, the following- orders
Were still unpaid and held by Rock Is
land National bank:
No. 31C33, 7 av and 38 st
No. ,7. improv." sewer Dist.
No. 2 ...!..
No. 75, light account ......
No. 32048, light account...
No. 306, light account
No. 32211, light account ...
No.. 153, bridge account ...
$34,687.41 Balance on hand .
WATERWORKS FUND. -
April 16, 190S r
Reservoir constr. account... $ 30.88
Reservoir expense account.. . 10,117.21
Watorwks constr.' account. . . 44,932.79
Waterwks expease account.. 19,508.07
Water ent account i. 146.80
-Aprtl W; 19PS-i-'
Orders' paid ' .1
LIBRARY BUILDING FUND.
$10,000.00 Tax levy from county treas.. $10,000.00
SPECIAL FLTND. - "
April 16, 1908 ; .
Frcp hldrs sewer dist No. 2..$ 7,621.49
Prop hldrs, sewer dist No. 1
Prop hldrs, 7 av and 38 st...
Prop hldrs 2d ward water
mains ..... 75.00
Prop hldrs 39 and 40 sts wa-
, ter mains ..... 1 46.00
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 i to 2 av... 11.00
Prop hldrs 19 st 10 to 12 av. 61.50
Prop hldrs 15 t 10 to 12 av. 48.00
Trop hldrs 25 st 5 to 7 av... 150.80
i-rop nitirs 25 st 7 to 9 av... 150.80
Prop hldrs 14 and 14 sts... 14.50
Trop hldrs 23 et 3 to 10 av.. . 100.00
Prop hldrs 23 'st 10 to 11 av, 51.60
Prop hldrs 14 av 30" to 46 st.. 800.00
Prop hldrs 16 st 10 to 12 av.. 580.00
rrop .mors 17 st 9 to 18 av.. 1,240.00
Prop hldrs 7 av 30 to 38 st. . 17 JO
Prop hldrs 21 st 3 to 10 av.. 1,025.00
Prop hldrs 29 st 7 to 9 a v. . . 405.00
Prop hldrs 39 and 40 st 14 to
is av. -i ....i.. ; 24.00
Prop hldrs 9 st 3 to 18 av... . 8.00
Prop hldrs 26 st 10 to 13 av.. 6.40
jjop niurs 42 st 7 to 9 av....- 7:00
Prop hldrs 41 st 14 to 18 av.. . 6.40
j-rop mars 35 st no. of 9y2 a v. 21.40
1 Top n Kirs 2 ward sidewlks. 159.60
Prop hldrs 3-ward sidewlks.. .843.97
Prop, hldrs 3 ward no. of 9
.av sidewlks 10.50
Prop hldrs 4 ward sidewlks.. 422.20
' Prop hldrs 5 ward sidewlks.. 691.88
. Prop hldrs 6 ward sidewlks.. ; 569.15
Prop hldrs 7. ward sidewlks.. 83.00
Water m.dus In G.'C. Blakes
lee. addition ... .. 311.88
raving bonds .. 3,000.00
Balance, ...... ; . . ...... 2.028.28
I.. W., IL. Gest, 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 treasurer ot the city of Rock Island, 111.
f' " '' . '""-y-.'. y . W. H. GEST, JR.,
; Treasurer of . City of Rock Island, III.
Subscribed and wocn to before me this 28th day of April, 1908. w ' '- "v
SEAL .1, , . L. M. CASTEEU Notary Public. - J .
-.'. : My commission expires July 5,yl9C8.
icwn Booming Funds.
Tklrtea pities anjl. towns in.the Pa
- ' -lflc iutfthwest flBrji actively advertls
Ing tlielr attractions, and fesotirced In
- the ; expectatin oft. Increasing . their
poyulatjon' and -bonding up". th ai:rl-
Cash Received From Various Sources.
By City Clerk .............. 61,828.67
By county treasurer ........ 40.113.59
By township collector ..l. 40,000.00
By J. E. Elliott, P. M.
By F. L. Yerbury, plumbing
3,523.82) Inspector .........
11,958.82 .By John - Williams, Toll Col, . .
v. a. vnannon, ior piumu-
1 crs examination board ....
2 per cent insurance tax.. . .
April 16, 1908
Balance on hand .
By city clerk . . . ..
April 16, 1908
Balance on hand .
'.April' 16, 1907;
Balance on hand . .
By E. Gale ........
April 16, 1908
Balance on hand .
April 16, 1907- ' '
Balance on hand ........
Deposited by county treas
Deposited by city clerk . .
, April -16, 1908-: ' : "':
Balance on hand . .$ 2,028.28
cultural communities "around 'them.
Spokane JVash. spends from $4O.OO0(
'to..$T0,000 a year in publicity work;
In tlie same states i which
flaunted the amous slogan. ' "Watch
Tacoma grow,? - a(; Ibe . Lewis ahd
ciars 'exposition' In 1905, spends I
000, a -year In making the town grow.'
Portland, Ore., uses $48,000 for sys-7
tematlc publicity and finds, that It
pays. Winnipeg, ra Manitoba,-.finds it
profitable to spend $17,000 annually" In
advertising. Santas City, Mo.recent-j
ly Inaugurated a' campaign of niunlcl-1
pal advertising.' Hundreds of smaller.
towns and , cities are doing likewise. 1
"It pays to advertise." . ' ' ?
r SENSATION IN DUELS.
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Medical Students . Challenge Christian
i ' Scientists to One With Germs. j
G. E. Meixoll and. Robert G. Lang,
students in the 'Baltimore Medical col
lege, have challenged followers of
Christian Science to a duel to the death
with & pure tested culture of Strepto
coccus pyogenes. -Tho germ to be used
Is considered deadly. The challengers
propose" to be inoculated with it If two
followers of Christian Science will do
likewise. In , their challenge Meixell
and Lang say:
. "We are perfectly willing in order to
demonstrate, the fallacy of the doc
trines of Christian Scientists to allow
ourselves to be Inoculated with a pure
tested culture - of Streptococcus pyo
genes, provided any two followers of
the faith do the same. We are to rely
upon medicinal treatment aud our
Christian Science friends upon ' their
mode of treatment for relief. It seems
to us tba .. test fair and square is the
only meana to prove or. disprove the
value and properties of medicinal treat
ment or the foolishness and fallacy of
the faith cure."'
' A Strict Partisan.
.. Senator .Burkett of Nebraska has a
little daughter who is deeply interest
ed in politics and is accordingly quite
an intense partisan. Not long since
her father took the youug lady up to
the senate gallery in Washington to
give her a chance to listen to the de
bate. . -
Senator Tillman had the floor, and he
was holding forth- in his usual pic
turesque and pmphatlc style.
"Is he talking for our side?" inquired
the Nebraska senator's little girl anx
iously. . - . .
"I am afraid not, my dear," said Sen
ator Burkett, with a sigh. "You see,
he Is a Democrat"
"Oh, I understand," said the little
miss, with a defiant shake of her head.
and then added: "Let's go home.
What's the use of staying here?" ,
.. Poor Economy.
"Considering the risks and the pen
alties." said a customs ofllclal, "smug
gling is poor economy.' It reminds me
of a Philadelphia woman. Worn out
with the winter's gayetles. this Phila
delphia woman went to Atlantic City
to pass Lent restfully. She departed
in a very weak, ruudown condition,
and her husband was dreadfully shock
edyet not incredulous either when
he received one day this wire:
'"'Come down, to- Atlantic City at
once. I am dying. Helen.
"The wretched man slammed down
the lid of his desk, grabbed bis hat and
reached Atlantic City by the first ex
press. In a ravishing toilet his wife
was at the station to meet him with
the hotel motor bus. . ..
" "But but,' he stammered, 'what
did you mean by that telegram about
" 'Oh, she explained, laughing.
wanted to say that I was dying to se
you. but my ten words ran out, and I
had to stop." "
A "Find" Indeed!
Many aro the stories of precious
English first editions found amongmU-
hlsh heaps, and if you will face the
fatigue of back and forearm and will
turn the ear marked contents of the
portfolios of prints and drawings your
luck may be as brilliant on occasion
as It Is generally dull. It is not so long
since an Englishman lighted upon an
original Rembrandt drawing on a stall
under the very windows ot the Louvre
With a rattier guilty feeling that It.
might be and should he hanging with
its fellows In a glided gallery on the
other side of those windows, he some
what hurriedly thrust It Into his over-
coat pocket, and a certain crease shows
on it,; to "this day as witness to -the
sense of shame which befalls the man
who purchases for a franc what us
worth a thousandLondon Sketch.
Planting Street Trees.
In laying out for street planting let
the' first stakes be set at the street
crossings, says I'ark - and Cemetery
When the abutting streets also are to
be planted, place two stakes at each
corner about thirty feet from the point
ot Intersection of the curb line on each
treet. Then space off the intervening
distance, setting the stakes equally dls- j
tant apart,' but not less than sixty-live;
feet as the shortest distance. Street i
trees generally are planted too closely!
together. Sometimes this is done with '
the intention of cutting 9tft alternate
ones, as the growth of the trees re
quires. This, however, is seldom done,
and the "trees grow up too thickly,
thereby overcrowding and Injuring one
another, destroying all the Individual
beauty of the trees and the symmet
rical arrangement which an avenue of
"trees' should have. - ' ' , ' ! -
Comfort Stations Fpr Towns. '
V-Anything that tends to advance civi
lization and promote 4.he .welfare f ..
mankind Is beneficial to a town. M1I- ,
waukec intends to do something in this
Jine, as Its board of public works pro-j
jxjpes to establish ' mnu1clpa comfort
stations throughout the city. .
-; "I am heartily in favor of these comfort-
stations,".; said Mayor. Becker.
'In my travels through Europe I saw
V number of the stations In the large
t'Hies. They fire located in the" busy
parts of the business districts as well
as long the boulevards. ;For a small
f n nerson can en into one of thM
4 stations, &t a.tQWl and hot vater ind
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I ' TWO. MOST REMARKABLE ANIMALS ve -l
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The Goat That Helps to
This Angora goat called "The Kid" has been trained, to assist In the pro
cess of transforming sheep into mutton at Swift & Company's plant at
South Sauit Paul. Once every; four hours during the. working day he calm
ly walks into the pens where the sheep are confined, gathers thenTtogether
into a. flock of about a hundred, places himself at their head, like.a com
manding officer, 'and marches them off in the direction of the slaughter'
house. The silly-sheep follow, and soon find themselves in the narrow
way which leads to the killing department and the cooling room. A curious
incident in the life of thls'goat is the factr that" he was promoted "to this
place after accidentally, killing his mother, a flue Angora shipped to Saint
Paul from Montana. While playing with her he caught his horn in her col
lar, and while trying "to extricate it strangled her. lie 4ias now followed
this curious occupation for over three years, during which time he has as
sisted iu killing over a million sheep.
refresh himself without having to go
to a hotel to do it. People can also get
their clothes brushed and cleaned be
fore filling business engagements. It la
a good step toward municipal imnrove-
Taboo on Dandelions and, Chickens.
The Denver city eolmdP 1s working
upon an ordinance nrpyTdtng a fine, of
$10 for every dandelion - allowed to
bloom within the city limits.. The city
coencil of Florence, Colo., has passed
an. ordinance Imposing, similar fine
on the owner for each chicken allowed
to run at large. . ' 2: oi L ' ' "
: Ballad of SIeey Bill.'
In Sleepyvillp K'eU Sleepy TMllj '
. Who Ucpt a sleepy Iktore. t.
A place was lit) loumgc or sit .
And ptinro and oriora aivl snore.'
And somotlmcs came to play a game
Of checkers three or four.
. But seldom there a lady fair ?
A barflajn cSKw Uxftrar', , . ,
For women's toga iu catalogues
Oiilte often eauirht the evo.
So things for' sale they bought by mall
At prices-lower high. . J. 'The campaign against tho Insects in
ln town one day appeared a eay ! i testing . shade trees forms one of tha
And lively ytmih. who ioth: . I chief tasks of the commission. The
. "Why cit and snore and let your store ' control of the injurious iiwects not
iSZ. Vm the foliage of the trees
A fortune for us both 5" ' . j for - the season, "but maintains their
1' health' and vitality. What can lie dona
Dut Mr. Lively sized
Thing's up at onccvhe was no dun
And went and ucLv.crtlscd
Buch bargains rare (Bill had 'em thers)
The public was surprised. "
Tho buyers came-youns girl and dan
Arul youth end hian and child.
Thcro was a ru3h. a real crush
In fact, to put It mild,
AU Slecpyvllle woke.np. until
ino rusu, vras almost wild. . . '
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And Bill awoke ar.d even spok. . .
. He said: "I'm feelin' sore. :"
I never- thought folks would hay
- foutrlif - :- , --
To patronize ray store.
X guess them ads. is pop'lar fads
Til advertise- soma tnore!"
' -. T. SAPP, JR. .
All the 'news 'all
ARGUS. ' - ,
the time THE
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whp doesn't care . if : you never
come, back for.t;lothes made -to
fit a price,' but, jcpme here for a
' suU made to flt-'you. v '
We never ,patQr:to. a tempor
ary clientele. ..T'V ';'
- Thfe cbaraier'of our clothes.;
eo evident and so uncommon
are thelf, pa&pprfc to a perma-
neht place In -'every finely . se-
'Tlectcd'-Tjrdfobei' ..'- " .' ;- r
.; B. ZfRner & Son
v jailors 'V?.;',
"r ' ; 'Wc maSe ytxir fatfier CloOiet. " "
Kill 500 Sheep Daily
FR0TECTING SHADE TREES.
Work of Commissions Appointed For
Thct Purpose. ,
1 The eitic3 iu Xew Jersey and Penn
sylvania aro by statute now enabled to
appoint shade tree commissions to take
care of the shade trees on their streets.
They can set out new trees aud assess
the cost ' on the property benefited.
They trim trees, protect them from in
jur', 'clean out dwayed trunks aud fill
the holes with cement and wage war
against the insect pests. Municipal
Engineering describes the methods of
work of the shade tree commission of
East Orange, X. J., and shows what
cau-lie iloue. , .
la tho trimming ot trees great care
is taken to cut off all limbs close to
and even with the trunk. All scars are
painted with a coat of thick-coal rarr.
All trees on a street are pruned to a
uniform height; and as tar as possible
that height is madp ten feet, to clear
all street lights.
shown by the results with the woolly
m.iple scale (Psewlococcus acerls),
which attacks the sugar maple. Other
pests are tho tussock" moths, attacking
the. American elm and linden, the
white" maple and the horse chestnut;
tho cotton maple scale, attacking the
white maple; the elm leaf beetle, the
spring elm caterpillar, the bagworni
and the fall webworra. The idea con
stantly borne In mintl Is to destroy the
lnscii la as t?nrly a stage as possible.
to minimize both the amount of work
required in treatment and the injury
done to the treesL '
CLEANING UP SCHEME.
How Girls, Helped to Clear a Tract
For New Park.
If any tract of land In your town
needs cleaning up, try the following
method adopted by tho mayor of a
Missouri town: ' ,
Every schoolgirl in Alton, Mo., be
came a Maud Muller the other day, but
Instead of a "mpadow sweet with hay"
she raked the sixty-five acre tract. In
cluding Itock Spring park, donated to
Alton for public purposes.-. .
Mayor Beall headed the park raking
fete. Ho was there with- the biggest
rake of all and made the greatest show
of feverish ludustry. says the St. Louis
rost-DIspatch. ; All the citizens" of tho
town were invited to help, and most of
them responded. All the school chil
dren were invited, and all of them re
sponded.' Free transportation was pro
vided on street car lines to the park.
l and. special cars were tun for the
rakers'." -- :;--7 '-
. No appropriation was made by the
city council for cleaning the tract, an4
Mayor Beall resorted to a general call.
Tlio results surpassed his expectations.
Tthd rubbish and leaves disappeared as.
if by magic. ., ': . - - v
. A 'Selling by Fraud. . ,
One of the catalogue bouses, other-,
wise mall order stores, 13 selling for ?S
an electroplated watch which It repra
sents as having d gold fillcdvcase, and
the house warranta the timepiece for
twenty years.' Precisely ' the same
watch Is sold at a profit by, many Jew
elers for $3. The mail order oncem
which sells It for ?8 makes at lecst $3
by clear and unadulterated fraud. "Yet
many persons throughout the country
are buying this, timepiece just because
of Uie twenty -ywirs'. warrant aad the
A Steer That Does the Work of Six Men. .
Visitors to the stockyards at South Saint Paul are told that this is the
most intelligent steer which has ever been shipped from the West, lie" ar
rived -in a shipment from Montana, aud was at once taken in hand and edu
cated to assist in the killing of beef stock. It is a remarkable fact that
in one week he succeeded in' making good and thoroughly -adapted himself
to the 'work of walking down the main row of the cattle pens, rounding
np about a hundred head of stock, aijd 4cading them along a defile which
leads to the place in the beefhouse wlere they are slaughtered. As soon as
the steer familiarly known as "Billy," arrives there, he makes his escape
through a sliding door which is opened for the purpose. "Billy" works with
out assistance from morning till night. As soon as he has secured one small
herd he marches off iu search of another responding to the call of his nam
like a trained sheep dog. Through his assistance over a thousand head- of
slock are' killed daily. His value to the pocking house is equal to half a doz
en men and he requires no foreman to look after him.
gold filling claim. Naturally "a man
who has been "handed a lemon" will
not kick back If the lemon, turns out
to be sour, so the catalogue house has
very little trouble from the complaints
of those who find that the article they
get Is not the one they order.
. Beautifying ths Railways.
In the west there is a growing appre
ciation of the movement to beautify
the steel highways, a raovemrtt now
ia popular favor and under full swing
on the Atlantic coasts. Both, steam and
electrie Hues in Los Angeles aro' each
yeargiving the matter wore. tKne and
attontion. It Is a '.highly' contagious
work, for it stimulates both towns and
rural districts to clean up and plant
streets and highways as well as to lm
prove private places. We shall yet
see the day when all railway embank
ments will be permanently planted
with suitable shrubbery.
It Is better to become great than to
be born great. Proverb.
A GOOD BUS! NESS
Would a bnnineos ot your own interort ynu t
One which te pleasantHnd verr profitable t Ttmrs
Ih fine opportunity for eotabiibhiog such a bua
IdowId your city rleht now.
I have started many women in the bnwnem of
Dermatology, Klectrolosls, Faril apd Scalp
1 rmunrau. .mum uiiiik uu
HirdrMAinff nraectirMl ponl.
fl " tionaforthematiroodsalarlea.
If you are dlaaatiafled with
what yon are now doinp-and
want to make more money,
write for free book. "A Mo
Baee to Self-Supporting Wo
OarvalM Onhua School of Dcnu
ARE YOU IN NEED
Do you want H quickly? Do
you want to dealswhere you will
feel safe? We' loan from
$10 to $300
On household goods, pianos,
horses, wagons, fixtures," etc., '
without removal, at the lowest
rates and on the fairest terms
offered. ' " V
'. JOBBING A SPECIALTY. - . , .
Plans and Estimates Furnished.
H. A. LOHSB 1317 Twenty
fifth street. Old phpn6 773-, .
QTJS LOnSE 906 Seventh vr-
enue. Old phone 756-Y.. .-, .
g PEOPLE'S NATIONAL BANK
Q ' BLDG, ROOM 11.
O Office Hours: : " Telephone
V 8 a. m. ta fi m. - - West 122 V
IO ... r . U I L
Q ' OPEN- ' Q
S WEDNESDAY AND SATUR: 8 '
5 DAY EVENINGS.- ' g fTl
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H . & G. LOHSE
Incorporated Under the State Law
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. ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Per Oat Iattrnt raM oa Pep lts
Money1 Loaned on Personal, Collateral,
or Real Estate Security; Farm Loans ,
In Rock Island County Especl-
, ally Solicited.
OFFICERS Phil Mitchell, president;
H. P. Hull, vice president; P. Greena
wait, cashier. . ' "'.''
DIRECTORS rU. R. Cable, William TL
Dart, IL P. Hull. E. W. Hurst, John
Volk, P. Grcenawalt. Phil Mitchell, " L.
Simon, IL a Cable.
Began the business July 2, 1890, and
occupies the southeast corner of Mitch
ell & Lynde building-. "
(Incorporated Under State Law.)
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
a. E. CASTE EL, President
L. D. MUDGE, Vice President
H. B. SIMMON, Cashier.
Capital Stock, $100,000. Fni Per Ceat
latrreat Paid Depoalta. ,
DIRECTORS C. J. Larkln, H. E.
Curtis, IL E. Casteel, L. D. Mudge, IL
D. Mack, John Schafcr. M. & Heagy,
H. B. Simmons, H. H. Cleaveland. Mary
llnhlnaAH TIT T Cwu.nw . T vy
-' - TRUST DEPARTMENT. ,
Estates and property of all kinds are
U.AUaf,CU U 1.11 1 a UV1MI IUICUI, WU1VH 1
kent entirely seDarate 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 Flnanrlal Jts-ent tnr
Non-Residents, ' Women, Invalids, and
others. ' -;-:
The up-to-date Trl-Clty
Orchestra furnishes mu-
. sla for Theatricals, Re
ceptions. Dances, Lodges,
and Vocal Accompany- .
Ing. Always the very -latest
music by the fin
est musicians In the trl-
. dtles;r' As tnany mstru-
ments furnished as de-.
. sired. - Moderate prices
in accordance with ' A. "
F. M. scale. ; Apply to
, OLIVE E. WRIXON. Dl-
reetress. ' Old phone 490; !
. new phone, 61S9; or call
at;. 1922 Third avenue
Bock Island. ' -
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