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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2. 1908
Housewives, Particularly, Ready to
Tell I How to Live on $18
SOME WOULD HAVE MONEY
Competition for $25 in Prizes Offered
By The Argus is Keen From the
Responses already received in The
Argus contest in which prizes aggre
gating' $25 will be given for the best
essay on financing the ordinary domes
tic establishment on $18 per week in
dicate that much interest is being
taken in it. Particularly are the house
wives who Jiave devoted years to
wrestling with this problem in its var
ious phases, ready to tell how they
would spend the money and the view
points they present and their methods
of making ends meet are both inter
esting and instructive.
The contest, which closes Friday
evening, Dec. 11. is for prizes of $15
and $10 .which will be given for
the two best essays in the order of
merit, as decided by competent judges,
on the topic heretofore outlined. The
essays should not be over 200 words
In length. They should be addressed
to "Paid in Full" department of The
Argus and should contain the full
name and address of the author.
Following are two of the replies so
COl'LD PITT MONEY IX BANK.
Rock Island, III., Dec. 1, 1906.
"Paid in Full" Department, The
Argus: A young couple can live
comfortably on $18 a week and still
save money. First by being economical
in living expenses.
GROCERY AND MEAT LINES.
I pound butter at $0.33
I dozen eggs at 27
1 pound coffee at 15
2 cans Pet cream .20
Sack of salt 05
1 peck potatoes 20
One-half sack flour 85
1 gallon kerosene 15
Grapes or dates 05
One-fourth tea a week $C88
' Rent at $8 a month is $2 a week.
Meats and groceries $ 4.95
Coal and wocd 1.13
'.. Rent 2.00
.Miscellaneous ...... 2.00
Entire salvage stock of the Island City Shoe Store, consisting of Men's, Women's Boys
Girls' and Children's Shoes, Oxfords, Slippers, Rubbers and Arctics. Damaged by smoke
and water. Must be sold at once.
Sale Starts Tomorrow Morning at 10 O'clock
across the street from our former location, in Lloyd's old stand, 1820 Second Avenue,
Harper House Block. V 11
Scene in "The Wolf at the Illinois Theater Tg morrow, Evening
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At this rate they are saving $7.92
per week and have the advantages of
pure food. Yours respectfully,
MRS. A. P.
DO WITHOUTWHAT YOU CANT GET.
' . Rock Island, III., Dec. 2, 1908.
"DilH In Pull" Department. The
Argus: I . earnestly believe that
any couple can live on $18.00 a
week, enjoying the comforts of life and
some luxuries. If this were impossible,
about three-fourths of the families in
the world would be unhappy and in
misery. There is no reason why an in
telligent woman cannot manage her
household and live comfortably on
$18.00 per week, if she is economical.
We will approximate the salary at
$75.00 per month, deducting:
House rent $12.00
Meat, etc 10.00
Groceries and provisions ....... 20.00
Light and fuel ;.- 5.00
Clothing, etc . 9.50
Total .: $57.00
Leaving $10.00 for a bank deposit
and $8.00 for theater parties, etc.
Many people in Rock Island have
built homes nd educated a fair sized
family on a salary of not more than
$50.00 or $65.00 per month. Such par
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Is the trade-'
mark which is
on every gen
uine bottle of
sold Jn( nearly all the
- countries , of t the world.
Nothing equals, it to build
l.irp the weak and wasted
bodies of young and , old.
, Send ttU sdvertiiemcnt. Wether with
luims f paper ta which St. appears. our
adtlrea nd fotweent to 'cover txHSe.
tvi we n'.H erd vhi a "Complete Handy
, AlUs of Hie WJHd" it x
scorr cowne. tmrexi su n. v.
ents usually exact obedience from
their children and the strong discipline
s productive of men and women who
are happy ana contented, making good
citizens and members of society.
One thing must be learned to accom
plish the above: "It is easy to get
anything you want, providing you first
earn to do without the things you
can't get." Yours truly, M
(Sixteenth Street and Second Avenue.)
Dec. 2 Chock Coaaora In "From
Broadway to the Bowery."
Dec. 3 "The Wolf. '
Dec. 4 "Button Bella."
Dec. 6 "A Dangerous Friend," mat
inee nnd nlicht.
Dec 7 "Glrl."
Dec. 10 "A Honeymoon Trail.'
Dec. 12 Daniel Sulley In "The Match
maker," matinee and night.
Dec. 13 "Paid In Foil," matinee and
night. . i ' ", . i
Dec. 18 "Snpho," matinee and night.
Dec. 20 "The Fighting I'arHon."
Dec. 25 "Tb- Thief," matinee and
night..; , '. , - '
Dec. 2 "The Real Widow Brown,"
matinee and night. '
Dec. 27 Wataoa'a Big Show, matinee
Dec. 28 Hickman and Bessey com
pany, one week.
. The Elite.
(Eighteenth Street. North of . Second
Avenue.) ' ;1
. Vaudeville at 3, 8 and 0il5 B- m. Two
matinee Sundaya and holidays. .,
(Second Avenue, East ot Nineteenth
': Street) ; .
Vandevllle at 3, 8, and 0:15 p. m. One
matinee Snndaya nnd holidays.
"Boston Belles." The Boston Bellesi
will be tlie burlesque offering at the
Illinois Friday night, Dec. 4. The play!
promises to be a little more than is
usually understood by the term bur
lesque. The fact is that of late years
the term has been misquoted. Skits
and vaudevilles have been offered un
der a title which in past years was to
be a brilliant satire on some popular
story, set to music and replete with
wit and humorous situations. The
management of the Boston Belles ha3
returned to this quality and offers a
Chuck Connors in Town. The new
four-act melodrama by the noted play
wright, Hal Reid, "From Broadway to
the Bowery," will hold the boards at
the Illinois theater tonight, introduc
ing New Yoik's most original charac
ter, Chuck Connors, the bowery boy,
who is noted the world over for his
witty sayings. He has entertained
President Roosevelt, Hall Caine, King
Edward and many other well kno
celebrities. He appears as himself,
Chuck Connors, in this melodrama of
New York life depicting the scenes on
Broadway tnd in the slums on the
bowery. Ths play tells a strong story
of heart interest concerning a wealthy
broker who places implicit faith in his
partner, who through his cunning ways
brings him to , ruin and . drink. The
company includes such well known
artists as Beatrice North, W. J. Hor-
ein. Julian Reed, brother of the late
Roland Read, and a company of 23
acting people. A carload of special
scenery is carried showing Herald
Square at midnight, the well known
bowery cafe and the Pell street opium
den. ' .
"Paid in Full." Walter P. Eaton.
the well known writer on the New
York Morning Sun, says of Eugene
Walter's play, "Paid in Full" which has
been the dramatic sensation of both
Chicago and New York, playing for
five months Jn the former city and now
being in its second year in the eastern
metropolis: "Not since the watcher
sat fcilent upon a chair in the Princess
theater two veflrs ago, and saw 'The
Great Divide' . swim into his ken has
the weary yet topeful theatergoer ex
perienced' that thrill of discovery felt
by everybody at the Astor theater last
evening. 'Paid in Full was the play;
Eugene Walter, the author.. It is not
quite his first play, but it is the first
to reach Broadway, for reasons that
are too saddening to. discuss now.
Hence for the audience last night
there was joy in the discovery.
Eugene Walter's future work will be
waited with interest and watched with
attention. He has decisively joined
the too gniall band of intelligent Amer
ican .playwrights. But while feeling
like Columbus, it is easy to forget to
b critical, 'Paid in Full' will without
doubt be hailed with general enthus
iasm and amply reward Wagenhals
and Kemper, who should have the
credit for producing it. In telling his
story Mr. Walter has employed suc
cessfully the devices of comedy, of
racy speech, of modern realism. The
men who accepted and produced this
drama are heartilv to be congratu
lated." "Paid in Full" will be seen
at the Illinois theater Dec. 13.
Does Not Need Fine Clothes. "Fine
feathers make fine birds," but fine
clothes do not make a good play. "A
Dangerous friend" does not require
fine clothes to enhance its reputation
It has a strength a realism of its own.
There are five acts in "A Dangerous
Friend"' and the dressing of each act
seems to overshadow the one before.
"A Dangerous Friend" will be at the
Illinois Dec. C, matinee and evening.
Walter's Latest Play. Tomorrow
evening at the Illinois will be a gala
event among amusement seekers. The
occasion being the first presentation
lye this' city of "The Wolf," the latest
play, CvLKugone Walter, as produced by
tSSmB.- and Lee Shubert, and the one
'-TZSMcreated such a furore in New
York and Chicago where it enjoyed
long runs, u audiences that tested the
capacity of the theaters. "The Wolf
is fcaid. to be strong in conception
dramatic in execution and vitally iu
teresting thrcughout. It tells a story
of that wonderful Hudson bay country
and of the primal, eternal struggle be
tween men for the possession ' of
woman. Daik passion and pure senti
ment are set in opposition, but there
is nothing hackneyed. The men are
not of the familiar stage type, nor are
ae scenes of a mechanical order.
Coliseum Open Tonight. The Coli
seum in Davenport will open this eve
ning for roller skating, and flowers will
be given to all ladies attending. The
Chuck Connors, Star in "Ffbm Broadway to the Bowery Tonight
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floor is in the very best condition, and
the management is prepared to han
dle large crowds.
For any o the ordinary diseases of
the skin Chamberlain's Salve is excel
lent. It not only allays the itching and
smarting but effects a cure. For sale
.by all drugsiets.
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Is well worth your time whether ycu are ready
to buy or not. The stock is so large and so varied
that you are sure to find just what you want within
your means. The assortment covers everything in
JEWELRY FOR MEN FOR WOMEN,
JEWELRY FOR CHILDREN,
WATCHES AND CLOCKS,
FINE CHINA AND CUT GLASS,
PURSES AND LEATHER GOODS,
TORTOISE SHELL GOODS,
and a grand selection of .
WHITING STERLING SILVER.
I ask your inspection and approval.
1702 Second Avenue.
Old phone 748x.
You are invited to visit the Burlington Route
Farm Products Exhibit Car
which will stand on C' B. & Q. R. R. side-track, near depot, at
Moline, Sunday. Dec 6.
This is a return visit of the car and the exhibit is to be on Sunday, especi
ally for the benefit of industrial workers and others in ' the tri-cities who
would be unable- to visit Jibe car on a week day . ;-
This car contains samples of fruits, grains, grasses, sugar beets, potatoes,
and other products grown on the new IRRIGATED LANDS along' the Bur
lington Route In the " . - ' . - .
Big Horn Basin, Yellowstone and North Platte Valleys
where the government and private Irrigation companies are bringing under
ditch thousands of ecres of new lands. , ' ' ' " " ' ' "
Water Supply In the Big Horn Basitr, the Water supply Is sufficient to
irrigate three times the acreage of land that it is possible' to put undar
ditch. Water supply in the. Yellowstone Valley and North Platte Valley is
also abundant. ; . ." - ' '
Come and bring your wives to see this car and let ns tell you about
these new irrigated lands, information given and illustrated literature dis
tributed free of charge. . -
D. Clem Deaver, General Agent, '
Burlington Route Landseekers' Information Bureau, .
- 1Q. Building, Omaha, Neb.
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