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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1909.
EN GOOD SHAPE
No Need of Services of Expert
, Accountant, Says Board
- Finance Committee .
HALF YEAR REPORTS READ
Supervisors Hope to be Able to Use
Estate Trust Funds for County
( The -board of supervisors adjourn
!ed yesterday afternoon after com
Ipletlng, the work of the December
session. The election of the court
house employes of the county and
the steward of the county infirmary
took the greater part of the after
noon and for a time it looked as
though there would be a deadlock,
but after Frank Wylie had been elect
ed steward of the infirmary at a sal
ary of $1,800 a year. Charles Oberg
janitor of the court house at a sal
ary of $75 a month. Walter Lloyd en
gineer at a salary of $75 a month,
and George DufSn elevator conduct
er at a salary of $40 a month, the
remainder of the business before the
board was disposed of in a hurry and
without any discord.
Finance Committee Report.
I The finance committee, which
j spent last week in looking over the
i books of the clerk, the treasurer,
! sheriff and circuit clerk, made its re
port to the board. It imparted the
I following information concerning the
I county clerk's office:
": Earned -for half year. $,170.80;
'received of this amount, $1,885.20;
'received from previous earnings, $4,
013.60; total received, $5, SOS. SO;
ipaid for clerk hire and pay rolls, $1,
.745.00; miscellaneous accounts,
$203.05; clerk's salary, $1,000;
paid over to treasurer, $241,05; total
disbursements, $3,189.10; balance on
C lire nit Clerk's Account.
Earned for half year, S3.C90.15;
received of this amount, $3,4 S3. 65;
received from previous earnings, $5;
total received, $3,488.65; paid out
for clerk hire and pay rolls, $2,010;
. miscellaneous accounts, $97.70;
clerk's salary, $900; total disburse
ments, $3,026.70; balance on hand,
The sheriff's books showed that his
office had earned $1,963.75 during
; the half year and that he had receiv
ed of this amount the sum of
Books In Good Shnpe.
The committee reported that all
the books which it examined were in
excellent shape and that there was
no need for the services of an expert
accountant to go over the accounts.
There was some disposition among
the members of the board before the
meeting to have an expert account
ant go over the books to assure their
being absolutely correct, but this ac-
:tion was not thought necessary by
the finance committee and ttre board
adopted its view and accepted . the
May tie Trart Fund.
A short discussion, wjts given the
trust fund of $13,000 which is in
the custody of the county and which
it is believed may be turned to ac
count. This fund is one that has
been accumulating for the last half
century as a result of estates being
left without heirs, in which case they
are held in trust by the county. The
board referred the matter to the ju
diciary committee and asked it to
look into the possibility of turning
the trust funds to account and a re
port will be made at the next meet
ing of the board.
, A BACHELOR.
A bachelor is a man who sneers
At wedding bells, a man who jeers
And laughs to scorn the dreams of life
When these same dreams include a
He is a hummock on the plain,
Who leaves Dame Courtship in the
And shies each time he sees a church.
A bachelor is a funny wight,
Who prowls around till 12 at night,
Unconscious of the bliss of home,
Content to simply browse and roam;
He is a sallow cuss, and shrewd,
Who eats the most expensive food,
Who rents a modest little room,
And dopes himself with cheap perfume.
He is a cynic, bold andraw,
With scorn a-rankling in his craw;
He wears the gaudiest of shirts.
And shuns each noise that sounds like
And those who know him laugh out
When, with a manner meek and proud.
He leaves his sedentary life
And says, "My friends, this is my
St. Louis Star.
Kerler & Co. weave rugs.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For bus and express, Spencer & Trefa.
Santa Clnus rules the big toy de
partment at McCabe's.
I Try Baker's laundry for fine work.
Old phone 237; new 5344.
Pictures and artistic picture framing
to order. L. S. McCabe & Co.
The greatest - holiday book section
to be found in tho west, McCabe's.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
Lewis' Single Binder straight 5 cent
cigar, made of rich, mellow tobacco.
Call LaVanway, telephone 247, for
carpet, rug cleaning and rug making.
McCabe's jewelry store olono can
make a perfect Christmas for afiy fam
ily.. H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1528 Fourth ave
nue. Twenty per cent off on Christmas
Reelected to Presidency of Lo
cal Aerie of Order of
ANNUAL MEETING IS HELD
Herman Appelqulst Chosen Astrono
mer of Rock Island Observa
tory, North Star.
TO BRANCH OUT
No need to have cold feet when you can buy
"M. & K." Quality Shoes even under M. & K.
regular low prices at a discount of 10 per
cent or more. Here's a hint of the shoe sale'
The annual meeting of Rock Island
aerie 956, F. O. E., was held last ev
ening at Beselin's hall and officers
were elected as follows, the installa
tion to take place at the next meet
ing, Jan. 4:
J. P. W. B. Clem McQuaid.
W. P. C. A. Crumpton.
W. V. P. F. A. Meenan.
Chaplain Andrew Lerch.
Secretary J. F. Dindinger.
Treasurer August Bergeson.
Outside guard Fred Ehmke.
Inside guard John' Klmbel.
Trustees Joseph DIetz, Louis P.
Schroeder and Frank Wich.
Physician Dr. C. T. Foster.
Rock Inland Tribunal.
Rock Island Tribunal No. 1 of the
Fraternal Tribunes have elected the
following officers for the ensuing
Chief tribune Helen Kramer.
Vice chief tribune Mrs. Hilda
Secretary Marx M. Harder.
Treasurer Alba O. Hill.
Sergeant at arms Edward Percy.
Guard Mrs. Mary South.
Sentinel Walter Taylor.
Trustees John H. Ranson, Jr.
Lawrence Kramer, John H. Reid.
Elaborate preparations are on foot
for the annual Christmas entertain
ment Tuesday evening, Dec. 21. Ev
erybody will receive and bring a
Christmas present. The Installation
of officers will be Tuesday evening,
Jan. 4. Henry Kramer, S. E. Van
Noorden, Mrs. Kulda Hedberg, Mrs.
Hannah A. Dean, Mrs. Mary South
and Mrs. Minnie A. Beal were ap
pointed on the entertainment com
mittee for that occasion. '
I took Island Observatory Electa.
Rock Island Observatory, No. 4, N.
S. B. A., met in regular monthly ses
sion Monday night at the home of Mrs.
Marie L. Anderson, 618 Tenth street.
Business matters were transacted and
the following officers elected for the
ensuing year: ,
Astronomer Herman, Applequlst.
Assistant astronomer Alpheus M.
Recorder and treasurer Miss Caro
Conductor Mrs. Josephine Lund
burg. Director for three years Miss Tena
Medical examiner Dr. S. B. Hall.
After adjournment refreshments
were served by the hostess and a so
cial hour enjoyed.
Fay Ilawea Camp.
Fay Hawes camp, No. 281, R. N.
A., at its meeting last evening, elect
ed officers for the ensuing term:
Oracle Mary Cary.-
Vice oracle Carrie Petcher.
Chancellor Emma Scheesley.
Recorder Agnes Simpson.
Receiver Ella Fuller.
Marshal Nettie McKinney.
Inner sentinel Carrie Gutzwiller.
Outer sentinel Ellen Callahan.
Manager (three years) Mrs. Jo
Physicians Emily Wright, W. D.
Snively, B. J. Lackner.
Pianist Nellie Fuller.
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IB ARTLETT B3ROS If
Burrojap Korrect Shape Shoes in dull Burro
jap leathers, gun metal and patents, single
and double soles, guaranteed not to break
through before the first sole wears through
or a new pair to the purchaser free.
Men's $3 Shoes at . . $2.70
Men's $2.50 Work Shoes at $2.25
Men's $2.00 Work Shoes at $1.80
M. W K. Rock Island
picture framing at 330 Twentieth
Music in Young & McCombs' cafe
every evening except Sunday 6 to, 3
R. I. Nest 1197, Order of Owls, meet
in Beselin's hall Dec. 9. Election of
officers and smoker.
Try Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour.
Makes dandy cakes, with the genuine,
flavor. Ask your grocer.
Good, old fashioned cakes are made
from Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour.
Fresh goods now at your grocers.
Very old Spanish Port and Sherry
Wine for medicinal purposes at H.
Riegel & Co.'s, 2104 Third avenue.
Chap-o-lene, the new non-sticky lo
tion for chapped hands, face, rough
ness, etc. Price 25 cents. At your
I will be In my office at Bowlby'3
music house Wednesday and Saturday
evenings to collect for U. S. insurance.
J. S. Leath.
Women's Btylish patent leather
shoes Thursday for $1.&5 at McCabes
worth, well, just see the shoe3 and
you'll appreciate the saving.
The great annual Christmas Kid
Glove sale begins Thursday at Mc
Cabe's and will be the big event of
tho Christmas shopping season.
The Regulars will give a dancing
party at Industrial home hall Wednes
day, Dec. 8. Music by Bleuer's or
chestra. Admission 50 cents. . Ladies
A Christmas silk opportunity will
make the liveliest silk selling at Mc
Cabe's known in months. Fully 2,200
yards of bargains in highest qualities.
This will be a memorable event for
TEA, COFFEE and CROCKERY STORE
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Licensed to Wed.
William E. Wait .Edglngton
Miss Dessie Elliott ..Edglngton
Charles S. Smith Christine
Mrs. Ida M. Jones Iowa City
Many persons find themselves af
fected with a persistent cough after
an attack of influenza. As this cough
can be promptly cured by the use of
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, it
should not.be allowed to run on until
it become troublesome. . Sold by all
and you will want your S. & H. Green Trading Stamp book full?
We have always found it best to buy, when we can buy things at a bargain,
you to improve your opportunity while we have the following on sale.
Now is a chance for
$7.00 Worth of
S. & H. Trading Stamps with one can of Bart
lett Bros Baking Powder for 50c.
56.00 Worth of
S. & H. Trading Stamps with one pound of
tea for 60c.
,24 S. & H. stamps with one
pound of coffee for 40c
20 S. & H. stamps with one
pound of coffee for 35c
16 S. & H. stamps with one
pound of coffee for 30c
14 S. & II. stamps with one
pound of coffee for 25c
22 S. & H. stamps with one
bottle of extract for 20c
6 S. & H. stamps with one
bottle celery salt for 15c
8 S. & H. stamps with one
half pound chocolate for .... 25c
6 S. & H. stamps with one
bottle sewing machine oil for . 10c
10 S. & H. stamps with two
one-pound pkgs. of raisins for. 25c
6 S. & II. stamps with two
one-pound pkgs. of currants for 25c
10 S. & H. stamps with three
pounds pearl tapioca for ..... 25c
10 S. & H. stamps with two
pounds of prunes for . 25o
10 S. & H. stamps with three
pounds Japan rice for 25c
10 S. & H. 6tamps with five
bars Naptha soap for 25c
10 S. & II. stamps with 4-lb.
box washing powder for ...... 25c
We have the largest assortment of china including Haviland, hand painted, fancy salads, plate, vases,
cut glass, etc., of any tea store in the tri-cities. We sell our premiums for cash and give S. & H. stamps
We give double stamps while this sale is on. Call and get our prices for they are cheaper than else
where. You can always get S. & H. stamps from us.
15 STAMPS FREE 15
Present this coupon upon making purchase of
50 cent or more and receive 15 extra S. & II.
stamps. Only one to a customer. Not good
tei uec. 13,
Bartlett Bros. 181 8-1 820 3d Ave. Rock Island
Tea company is the oldest and most reliable tea company
in your city and our success has been through the quality
of goods we carry and the satisfaction we give our custo
mers. Once tried always a customer. Satisfaction guar
anteed or money refunded.
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The program given by the Rock Is
land Musical club at the home of Mrs.
J. F. Robinson, 6l Twentieth street,
yesterday afternoon consisted of Christ
mas music and was greatly enjoyed
by the ladies in attendance. In all,
there were 300 present. The house
was prettily decorated with red and
white carnations extending from the
chandeliers in hanging baskets. The
chorus was seated in the dining room
and could not be seen by the audi
ence . The two selections by the cho
rus were beautifully rendered, and
sounded much the same as the music
heard in the cathedrals. The audience
was greatly impressed by the songs.
Miss Frances Rhoads, the little daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rhoads, gave
a violin solo, "Dance Tzisane" (Gipsy
Dance) by Weir, in a very acceptable
manner. The organ-piano numbers by
Mrs. Rhoads and Mrs. Robinson were
also very fine. According to the cus
tom of the society, those present stood
during all of the selections of Han
Acme society of Grace Lutheran
church met Moqday evening with
Miss- Ella Danielson, 111 Fifth ave
nue, Moline. The program was var
ied somewhat from the usual order
by holding a song service preceding
the business session, Christmas music
being sung. The usual routine busi
ness was disposed of, and the society
Tta Modern Cleanser.
Soap In powder form is more con
venient, economical and more efficient
than, in the bar. Gold Dust, one of the
first and the best examples of soap pow
der, can be used more economically than
a soap, because the quantity desired can
be measured out and no more used; with
soap the whole cake or a portion of It
must be put into the water, not only
wasting- more than is really needed, but
also soaking the rest of the cake with,
water, which does not improve it. In
deed, some soaps1 lose much of their
goodness by leaving- the unused part of
the cake in water.
Even if only the amount of soap de
sired ia shaved off, some time is required
for dissolving it, while Gold Dust dis
solves immediately; at the same time it
dissolves the hard lime and other salts,
making- the water as soft as rata water.
voted to donate $75 of its funds to
the running expenses of the church.
There will be no more meetings this
month, owing to the nearness of
Christmas. The next meeting will be
held the first Monday in Jamiary for
election of officers. Refreshments
were served by the hostess and a so
cial time was enjoyed.
Ladies' Auxiliary B. of R. T.
The ladies' auxiliary 06 the B. of R
T. 2C6, at a meeting yesterday after
noon in Odd Fellows hall, elected the
Mistress Mrs. Flora Evan.
Vice Mistress Mrs. Clara Elom.
Secretary Mrs. Tena Chrlsman.
Chaplain Mrs. Anna Hagarty.
Treasurer Mrs. MaryEhman.
Conductor Mrs. F. A. Cbalk.
Warden Mrs. Naomi Bledsoe.
Inner Guard Mrs. Rhoda Crosley.
The next regular meeting will be
held Dec. 21 in Odd Fellows hall. A
card party has been arranged for that
Rale Nets $150.
The annual sale and supper given
by the Ladies' Aid society of the First
Baptist church yesterday afternoon and
evening netted the society $150. There
were 200 people served at the supper
between 5:30 and 7 o'clock.
The bible reading class of South Park
chapel will meet tomorrow afternoon at
2:30 with Mrs. Kirsch, Eighteenth
avenue and Seventeenth street. Af
ter the bible reading, the Women's
guild will serve a coffee.
Court of Honor.
Court of Honor 31 wUI give a card
party in K. C. hall tomorrow afternoon.
Cinch will be played, games starting
at 2:30. In the evening a dance will be
held. Freed's orchestra will furnish
To Banquet Mayers.
The members of the football squad
of the high school will be guests of j
C. E. Gilman, physical director of the'
Y. M. C. A., at a banquet at the asso
ciation building this evening at 6
For Tri-city Friends.
Invitations have been received by
many tri-city friends of Miss Esther
Dunn and Thomas Dunn of Moline,
to a dancing party at Kern's hall in
Moline, Tuesday evening, Dec. 28.
Pupils in Recital.
The pupils of Miss Hutchlns gave
a piano recital Monday evening in
Spencer Memorial church. The pro
gram given was excellent and was
enjoyed by a large audience.
Mrs. Hass Hostess.
Mrs. J. L. Hass, SOG Nineteenth
street, entertained a company of la
dies at a dinner and card party at the
Harms hotel yesterday afternoon.
INCH OF ICE ON THE CANAL
If Weather Don't Hrcak There'll be
Fine Skating on Hennepin.
The Hennepin canal Is almost cov
ered with a layer of ice. A day or two
more of this cold weather will mal.v. it
fine for skating and those who enjoy
the sport may be happy for a few days.
Thero is now a layer of ice over a
large part of the water and it is a little
moro than an inch In thickness. The
past few days have been Just cold
enough for a good start and another
two days will be enough. . The canal
In the past few years has furnished
the best placo in this vicinity for Icq ')
skating and is the safest place also.
New York and Philadelphia
cannot be more pleasantly or conveni
ently reached than by the Grand Trunk
Lehigh Valley double track route via
NIagar Falls. Solid through trains of
coaches and sleeping cars. Magnificent
For descriptive literature apply to
W. S. Cookson, A. G. P. A., Gr.-.nd
Trunk Railway System, 135 Adams
All the news all the time THE
Jersey Cream flour in towel sacks, $1.49. ,
Eggs per dozen 25c.
Red apples per peck 25c, by the barrel $2.85. ..
Solid head cabbage at V2C per pound.
Medium sized oranges at VVzO per dozen.
611 Seventeenth Street. Both Phones
We Offer for Sale
Five Shares Central Trust & Savings Bank.
50 Shares Tri-City Railway & Light Company, Common
75 Shares Northern Life Insurance Company of Illinois
Best Local Investments on the Market Today.
Price on Application.
People's National Bank Building.