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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY. FEBRUARY 13. 1011.
JAILS BAD AS
40 YEARS AGO
State Charities Commission
Condemns Illinois County
DEFEAT ENDS OF JUSTICE
Almost Inbeliernble Conditions lre
Tail in Many Cavs Reform
Springfield. 111.. Feb. 13. The
Jails of Illinois and the treat
ment acrordd prisoners in them are
severely condemned in a report issued
today by the state charities commit
eion, following its firbt inspection of
The commission finds, hy comparing
Its report 3 with the report is.-ued in
1$7f' by the old state board of chari
ties. thar no improvement has been
n.ade in the jaiN in these 40 years.
Only 10 jails in the state are placed
in the first class as to sanitation. The
common jail is referred to as a relic
of the dark ages, a disseminator of
foul blood disease? and tuberculosis, a
school for crime, a violator of the laws
themselves, a place of detention where
men are debased physically hy unn'
end Insufficient food and morally by
noi imi tiik ff.i: sistf.m.
The commission recommends the
aboiishmeni of the fee system of feed
ing prisoners; the creation of some
means by which men. women and
children may have decent, humane
surrounding, plenty of fresh air. pood
light. c!an cjuart.-rs. nd.-qvate nourish
ment, employment and instruction.
The conditions found are an awful
commentary upon our br.asted civiliz
ation, says the commission.
Tlu; report was sent to (iovernor
ti.unvr t MII'.I ik Ani.K.
TV ri' '.ails Thar unfold the horror
in tli1:. ( iass of institutions are almost
i;nliel;c abb. The coniniis.sion says:
'In a pt i iod in which humanity has
assert. -d i'sclf and S' lined for many
claw.-, of iinforMiiia'es a proper con-sii-i
i ii'U imtm.-d by heart instincts,
we lini tiuit lit tit; improvement has
been niade in the public's expression
towards its j'lil and aln s! 'v.is.- ward-.
Then- has ler; no appreciable im
pnmtnint i:i physical pin: t. little bet-iirri-nt
in method.-, of t l e-.ttinei;t. and
the laws of tod.ty r"!aiiim to these
classes r- !b-'1 tew of
of man's lesponsibility to his fallen or
distress' d brother. So r-li.nh' have been
these c-hanges iti th si- :; years that th-
report f the sta'e- board of charr.ies.
upon it.- fust iu--pecti.ii". of Illinois
jaii in !7". r.iiiUit b lifted bodily
from the dust-rovered Mf iiives of the
state and set down in th1" first year'.-;
rccun'.s of the s'ate !;a;iTie coiriiiii.-1-tio'.i
as its account of what it has
found in these same institutions.
sc hools i i tinii;.
s'e. ex'nnapan. e. inh.ua. ar.ity,
JneR't iei.cy, U'li-H. ihditT. rclice. petty
partisan and factional poli't.-s makinir
pain cf the unfortunates, the jails
t( hoc is for ciime. the alni-hou- the
refuse f cotid:! ions that shrink from
the liln of publicity ?hse were
found in 1ST" by the old board of
charities; these w r.' found in l'.'l'i by
the state rhari'ies cor.nuission The
board of cl arities said in 17'': 'In-.-a::-
intf.rtes of jails are n"t s. paraie-.i
from the sane; nor the nuil'v from the
innoi en' : nor the suspected from the
convict d: nor the harden, d criminal
from the child; nor the tin n from the
women. Tne effect of :!:is indiscrim
inate hrrdfns is to make the jail a
school for rime Hospital accommo
dation for the sick is a thins; usually
unknown. Prisoners are without cm
ploNinent for mind or body. No at
tempt at secular instruction and edu
cation has Wen found m any jail. Kf
fons a: reforma; ion are wanting.'"
The s?ate charities commission
Mi.'ikcs rl.e report "mt practically r-it
ante conditions arc found in the jails
Se i y i
cinNt.i mvr in: miik.
The connvi .-sioti says that if the
county syst :u of jails is to continue
tV re must he made at once radical
chat ces for the l etter. This means
re plants in a large number of
com t'es and extensive and costly im
provcim t.'s in practically all the rest.
Laic, outlays of mont-y must be made
tc brir.s iV?r ur to a reasona".'.1
star.daret. anil ein then the work thr..
sho;;ld I if eh-tie for the inmate's own
fndiv itl::i! ben. f:t. s-uch as givinc him
e ir.p!oyn:c:if and instrue tion. tanuot be
don. i ' i the b-s; rst;!'.-
Tlt -or..ujisS(on further says th.tr
theie is siar.ety a jail in the state
that is free- fioiu eau.-c for serious crit
icism A I.irjte majority of them are
0 d and antiquated and have outlived
the day for w hich thf-y were e'oi.struct-
u "There trc found arr-or.g these
jails disseminators f loathsome dis
eases that undermine both bo-iy and
mind and furnish a portion of those
1 ilia hie patients confined in the paretic
wards of the state hospitals for the in
put. c. There are found among them
poo do work thai
many den't suspect
yuit anel try well inade
"There's a Reason"
many in which schools for crime are ;
'conducted v. i:h the hardened criminal
ci perverse offender as tutor and the,
' first offc-ndiiig hoy or girl as pupil,
j Men and women of all aces and coudi-;
Itions and degrees of culpability are -i
found freely intercommunicating .
through thin partitions which furnish .
cnly a counterfeit segregation -for the
sexes when an absolute separation is j
contemplated by law.
Il l IeI JII.s DF.SCRIHCn.
I The cemmission sums up the evil
conditions in the following paragraph:
! "Illinois has jails in which prisoners
never see daylight; in which they never
feel the rays of artificial heat in the j
winter or the fresh breath of air in i
the summer; in which men and -wo-'
men sleep upon damp, vermin-infected i
floors; in which water stands during;
i v er seasons; in which prisoners spread !
; and contract tuberculosis; in which ,
' men clean and unclean, filthy, syphilitic i
and gonorrheal, bathe in the same ,
tubs and use th same towels; in ;
which three and four times as many
, prisoners are herded as the building
was erected to accommodate; in which !
the kangaroo court imposes upon new-1
' comers outrageous punishments and i
cruelties even to robbery of money."
Added to these evils are found those j
fostered by the la w, such as the fee i
.-ysten: of fee-ding prisoners, which j
"has fixed itself upon the jail system '
with such tenacity that it will be dis-j
lodged only by the most strenuous ef- '
THE Ml Kit I Ft-" IMIOFITS. j
' The commission says that it is'
cenerally -ititiderstood that sheriffs i
. make a profit on the feeding of pris-;
; oners. The allowance for food runs I
; from 2' cents per day per prisoner
!in one county to 75 cents per day in'
'five others. Subtracting the sheriff's;
'profit in the county whie-h allows '
cents per day, it may readily be seen
how badly the prisoners fare in the
rmftcr of food. The commission says:
i "Sc-ve-nty-fi ve cents is hih iri compari-,
sen, but it is no indication that ttie
quality of food is be-tter or its quan- ,
tity trater It may simply indicate
.that the sheriff s profit is largr-r." j
Close!'- alHed with this infamous
law is that which permits sheriffs to
e bar-e a few- for lo !:in? in and lock- ;
it-g out prisoners. I:i is counties the
th riffs admitted peicketing this fee;
ltotwiths'anding the plain law and the
(bar decision of the supreme court;
tfiar county officials shall not receive,1
directly or indirectly, more th'in the
salarv fixed by the county beiare of
I IIOKIM. IN M I.IIOKIM. OI T.
K'lually vicious,'' say tue commis
sion, -is tin- law which p'-rrr.i's the
retention in jail for indelini e periods
of misdemeanants and f,rst offenders."
A mat: may tie fined and sentenccel to
a jail term; he cannot pay his fin-'
in cash. He is thrown into ja;l. serves
fl " length of his jail term and may
ben be kept an indefinite period with
e ;t a ila'.ly allowance upon his l i e.
! l.e has no friends and iio I.-twjer to
inter;vd( for h 'in. he may remain in
jail until tie r.ext session ef court
: cue due s htm out. draw abuses un
der this sy stein are found throughout .
the state. "It does not serve the'
public welfaie." says the commission ;
i"to imprison a man for the commis-
1 sion of sonic petty i-ffeitse thereby 1
denyinj; him the opportunity t. employ I
himself to his own suppeirt and that
ii.dennite idleness at the public ex-;
pense as a means of punishtng him for
a small infraction ef the laws, cor
tait'ly eioes not ceunmend itself as an j
I economic measure and happily does!
not longer re fle-rt modem thought on ;
. tii su'.'eet of the treatment of prison-1
rs, ev.-n thourh it may still be in
I'KIMiM'm KOI Ml.
In :s of the ja ls there were found j
I.T.l prisoners, 7S of whom were
females; ? per cent of the tola!
number were awaiting trial, 29 per-'
cent were sorvinp sente nces and 2
per cent were aw:;iting transfer to
' reformatories or state prisons or
were held as witnesses. "The 61 per;
, cent who were1 waiting a court hear-
ing," says the commission, "were, in
the eyes of the law. innocent men. I
1'nrl their trial hail ceirdemneei '
t'cni as misdemeanants or felons eir ;
vagrants, they were entitled to all ;
the cousiilerarion and thoughtful at-'
tention due innocent men. Even the!
viUst sinner is worthy of humane!
.icatnient in a safe place where his;
herlth will net be undermined, h's!
.mind nettle, ted er his morals per-!
wrted. Jf this is true of the crim
inal, convicted and sentenced in a
ii'.ni of justice, how much stronger
; should be its application to the man
or fr.e woman who has been ca6t into
!.! r.tice under suspicion or has per
haps committed the first offense
.against the public."
Il lit K ll TV 1 l"HIOVKIIS.
On the argument that jails should
run bf made attractive because they!
ii'.vbt em ourrisre crime or vagrancy,
the commission says: "The county
should not invite law breaking and
vagrancy by oen;ng inviting places
ef :et' r.ticn. buT. rr, the other hand,
tt i not a safe proposition to at-,
tempt to disei'urage either by im-j
taurine: the criminal or the aea
bond in a jail ;n which diseases and ,
vermin lurk, darkness prevails, mal-j
'odors sicken, malevolent morals per-,
va io everything and men become im- !
bued with that churlish, morose dis-;
position which distrusts mankind and)
repels all advances for their improves- j
"It is an ironical commentary upon '
our loud profestaticr.s of Christian'
regenerated humanity that we incar- ;
'cerate our criminals, vagabonds and;
suspects as a measure of public j
: safety, but in those places of deten-;
. t en forcibly spread among them the;
most loathsome diseases, subject them '
to humiliations, reduce their vital-'
ity by poor and insufficient food. cut.
them oT from every uplifting, digni-l
fying influence, immure them in a
degrading moral atmosphere and en-!
courage them In the practices of idle-:
ness. indolence ar.d the more vicious.
, forms of crime and vagrancy."
HTH DISTRICT IS
SHORT BY 31,103
More Territory Will Probably
Be Added in Proposed He-apportionment.
TO HOLD REPRESENTATION
Xpw Arrangement Calls for One
Memier of Congress for Every
21 1.877 of Population.
If the new apportionment bill which
passed the house of representatives,
in Washington recently, becomes a
law, the Fourteenth, or local comgr. ss
ional district will iack 31.1SS of hav
ing enough population to give it one
congressman in the national house.
The new apportionment for the
states will probably he one cong-ess-man
for every 211. S77 people. Th?
Fourteenth district, in which Rocu Is
land coun'y is included, and which is
represented Tn Washington by James
McKir.ney. has a population cf only
lo.ejs, according to the 1S1'J census
In fact the district falls short, even
tinder the old apportionment, which
says there shall be one congressman
fcr every 194,12 units of trie popula
tion. White some latitude is often al
lowed in the matter of apportionment,
as is the case in this district, at this
time, there seems to be no alternative
but enlargement of Dis' riot 14 if the
new apportionment bill becomes a
The district will, in other words
need Gl.lss more peeplc if it is to re
main within the bounds of political
existence. Otherwise its position, as
a political division, is threatened.
fih it iiwk iii: n;: m:.
As a preliminary to their work Sev.
ator E. C. Curtis and Representative
I?. M. CNecrfield. chairman of the sen
ate and house committees ar Spring
field which v. ill handle the reappor
tionment, have written the censu.-, bu
reau in Washington to KOt the oflui?!
figures on population in Illinois. The
report in the hands of Senator Cr.rtij
shows that of the f!i districts dowti
state four Lave deereased in popula
tion during the last elecade.
The present apportionment is on the
basis of one congressman for each
l-'4, 1-2 population. The new appor
tionment is on the basis of 2 11,77, ; :i
increase of 17.C.LV Of ihc 15 dowr.
state districis only se en have had a
minimum increase of 17,0"o in the
h.rt 1" years.
The largest growth in population
has been in the? Joli.'t district, the
i5prii;g''t!;l district, the Ka?t St. Louis
district and the Cairo district. In each
of these the growth In.s he en more
th in no.ii.ie-i. pt forms a belt rambling
from Chicago to Egypt, touching the
cer.teT of the state and swinging tn
toward the Mississippi -t East St.
MlV II C. its F.CKS KV.
Movement, growth and adjustment
of population have been such that if
the next apportionment is performed
on scientific lines and gerrymandering
is abandoned the houdaries of nearly
every district in the state will have to
As yet neither Senator Curtis' com
mittee nor Mr. Chiperfield's ha.-t com
menced to frame up a tentative redis
ricting plan, their activities bring
held in abeyance until congress takes
final action. Both commimos, how
ever, are expected to meet ne xt week
to start their work.
Do yon know that croup can be
prevented? Give Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy as soon ae the child
becomes hoarse or even after the
croupy cough appears and it will pre
vent the attack. It is also a cer
tain etir? for croup ar.el has never
been known to fail. Sold by all
OF ROCK ISLAND
r' ' '- - ---.--.-.
-.e --hn-n -i:cHv. r
I, the? undersigned, have decidfd
to place mytjelf before you as a can
didate for commisPioner, subject to
your approval at the primaries to be
held Feb. 2S. 1911.
I was born and raised in this coun
ty, and Lave been a citizen and
payer of your city for the past 10
years, and have never been a candi
date for any elective office in your
I believe In good povernment wiih
equal rights to all and p.ecial privi
leges 10 none.
43 feeveulteiuh Sirett.
To the Voters ef Reek Isl.ird: I
herewith wish to ar.aejiiee myself can -.Pilate
for mayor at lt; primaries Feb.
v IR. W. H. Lt"IEWleJ.
To the Vnt'-ds ef Rock Island: I de
sire to resrte-e-tf !ly announce :ny candi
dacy for i.' nuniin&iii'n for mayor at
the primaries to be ie-'d Feb. 2. lull.
JUilX K. frCOTT.
To the Voters: I hereby announce
myj-elf as c-anUbl.it for tie- nomination
. I vorr.rmssi.'iHT at the -innirb s Feb.
2s, U11. 1- CARPKXTEIl.
vti rwenty-iourtn stree-t.
To the Voters of Rock Island: I here
by announce mstli as a candidate lor
commissioner at the nominating pri
mary. Fet. 2S.
AI.KXAXPER J. DE SOLAN D.
7ia Twenty-third street.
C. Fi. Chamberlin for Mayor. The un
.lersien.d announce? his .-and id.icy for
mayor i tl.e? city of Itoek Island under
tiM'Vonin'.sK'ii form of povernmtnt, at
the primary t-ieetiort Feb. -.
C. 11. CI 1AM BERLIN.
To the Citizens of Rock island: I
announec mysva' aa a candidate for
commissioner, subject to your approval
at the- primary.
ORR1N" S. HOLT.
To the Citizens of Rock Island: I
her.-by announce- my taii.iiuncy tor the
otnVe of mayor, suhjoet to the .:iiioii
ei the voters al tne primaries to be held
Feb. H. JiL SCllitlVER.
To th Voters of Rock Island; I will
be- a candidate for nomination as c-.ni -niisionir
at the primary in mis city
Fe-b. I am now- seTvints as assi&tanl
eliief of the Rock Island lire depart
ment, and have been identified w-jih the
de-pui linent It years. I iiave been a tax
payer many years aad have my le-rnein
lue tiixiii ward. 1'tlTKK FitKV.
-l'6J de-ventii a-.c-nue.
To the Voters of Reck Island: I hereby-
announ -e myself a candidate for
commissioner ol the city of iio. k la
land, subject to t!.e- decision of the vot
ers at the primary Feb. 2. If nomina
te el unci cl.cted. I will look alter the
affairs of the , ity witn tne sunt fidel
ity and zeal thai 1 devote to my private
CHAliLKd L. THOMl'SOX.
To the Voters ef Rock Island: I here
by n euince m fed. a candidate forcom-mis.-ioner
ni.d'-r ti.e new- form eif ov
ctnaivut, e-ubjeoi to the pr.rnaries of
Fe-b. -s. witri the- : suraiice to tiie pub
lic that if ii.tnin.-t. .1 and e lecl. ii i siii.il
not eiisuppo'nl tin in in my efforts lo
t;:ve ti.e tu a eoiou and economic yovern
uient. '.Nuuyu said.
C0i' Fiii hte-e nth stre e t.
To the Voters of the City of Rock Is
land: I. the uini'-i sit; n d. submit inyse'.f
as a candidate 1-r coinrnissii . siu-j'-
't to j.iiir uppieval al tne piirriary lo
tie he ld Feb. 1 i 1 If nominated anel
el. ud, 1 w ill I. ek alter tile City 's ,-,i-lan-i
vv.tli the s.i lie interest .is 1 w.iuni
ir, V own leisin. ss or rrivate affairs,
i nisiiiiK that I will rece ive your sup
port. 1 aui. yours very truly.
l.cjL'lfc. C. l'FOII.
To the Voters ef U" k Island: I here
by at.no'in-- !:.. -iii a a candidate for
comn.i.-.-i ii. i ..t iiie- noniic.ito.ii j r i -inary.
l-'.b. I was liorn in iio. k Is
land and have- r .-iueel n. re .ill my life.
1 or tie past li yvais 1 Iiave been in
I ne retail iin 1. issi.e.-s. For 1-.' of those;
yi ai s I i.::: lie-.: ! uaod in the t-ixin
.-.ird. :tiy er a'- pho ' "1 l'esidenee a. id
lii.-iiii .-i. II c... .- a lo- eomuiu-sion. r, 1
will ie my i-i.tii-c; Lime lo the- work ot
lhe cuy. A. J. ItlhlsiiS.
To the '
1 1 v a n 1 1 o i : ;
s of Ko.-k Island: t here
a -" e. iidbhiey fur Ml- nf-
tii c el c :.nis- en- r ' i : i - r the n- v
; rm - v i i: i: . : t . I ;..! ,- 1 m n a r s -no
i.t of Ko.-k t 1 . i ' i 1 ." yt.irs. If 1 am
ei.-'-ieil I wi.! iib' i;ar;."' my djti.s lion
.ytly and to i -u- b. st or' :ny aluli
Iv. 1 re-speci l 'lily al- iiv : ri.-iids lo
K've niy ti:iiii'- i ue ci.nsid. rat ion thai
l.-.-l it !. s i s :u di ic: mining
then c;:.i. e of c.i . i d i i 1 1 s.
J. V. i 'A V ANA L'G i 1.
7.'13 Twenty-third nr. vt.
To the Vot.rs of tin- City of Rock
I: -and: If i ;y 1 - ord in the city of
K01 k island h;i.s be. 11 Mi !i as to irispiie
;::e envn tio.'i 01 tii.- nn;- ri' my fl -h
w . i; mens lti:it 1 am iuaidi. il for the
tt;ce of mayor, and that 1 win. if cho
sen. aoiTii nis' er Miid- olfice l.-ifallv and
wahoi.t tear i-r ia.o:. their ei.lict to
that . ffc'-t ;;t Ji:e primary ele.-tion Fe-b.
wo.iWI be :n honor nr. at 1 v prized.
1 d herewith iiii.iouncc niy c;ii.didapy
for the of?'.- e of may or of the; city of
FLVAliI II. UL'YKK.
To ttn Voters of It k Inland: In the
a n. 10 rmc-jii, n t f ne,- c.iudnia.y for om
tn issiei...-, and lo a:-.-u!e yui: that 1 am
a 1'Scii u t ely siic -.re , ri my i.lcas as to
what should 1 on.-tit'ite a S""d city Kv
. miiiciit. 1 desire to add 1 nave tt;k"n
oath before Juitc Olmsted. that,
in the event of my election,
should 1 fail to meet the expectations
of tiio.se who elect me. I will resign af
ter tut; lust year without any recall. I
am ai,loiS to serve tne city; am not
afl. r the ralary. and am willing to
riKht for a square deal lor the people.
I am not related to Napoleon the eireat,
but h ive some ot" his i.yalirijf qualities.
Just tin- ame.
LtON XAI'OhEOX BOL'RDKAL'.
To the Citizens of Rock Island: I
wisu to announce that 1 am a candidate;
for mayor, subject to the primaries
Tuesday, Feb. '6. I am not mi ex
tremist 0:1 any question, aad in the;
event that I am clioaeii fer mayor, shall
show no favoritism, but nhali endeavor
to further the besi interests of all our
citizen, morally, financially and pro-pr-.-3iVly.
1 am conducting a Buc.ess
lui business and am eonlident that I
an nerve tro- jiiopie of It i k Island
honestly and e flieiently. SolnjitiiiK your
support, I am
Very truly youre.
CHARLES M. EOL'DERS.
1226 Fourth avenue.
To the Voters of the City of Rock Is
land: At the earnest solicitation of my
mKiiy fri.-nls thro.iptii.ut the city. I
have- d. Id.-u to announce my candidacy
for . o.'i.niissioner. subject fi your ap
proval at the primary to be hHd Fb.
z. 1 rave been a n sci. r.t and taxpayer
of the city of Rock Island for over 4
years. If elected to tiiis position, 1
pbde myself in conduct the affaitu of
tf;e city in an honest, i:nr:icht and business-like
roar-tir, ttivinK my -ni ire time
the re-cjuiremenis of i,-.e city's wel
fare. HIINKV LEMBLRij.
15 Seventeenth slre-tt.
To th! Citizens of Rock Island: 1
have decided to become a candid ite for
cr.rr.missiot.er bcrore t;.e rrimaries to be
held Feb. 25. and desire to express my
frratitude for the kind a-il p-:ierou
manner in which my friends have sign
ed my 1 elite. nr.. which have been cir
culated in my hehal!. I have f.ad ex
perience in public affairs in the office
f assessor find think nave roven wor
thy and 1 apable. If I am o fortunate
as to sec ure a place on the ballot fol
lowir.K u.e r.r; ir.aries. ar.d am elected
one of the oimrriis;)onT3 of K01 k Is
land under the new system. I will frive
the people the be.t that is In me in
hot. eat and e-onsciei.uous attention lo
d-ity. Yours truly.
JACK C. AULD.
To the Voters of the City of Rock Is
land: 1 Iclicee jn municipal ownership
f ail puoii. utilities. I believe in tne
r ity dome all il own contract work. I
hen. ve better work ar.d material fan be
'.ia 1 r.t less 1 o.-t to ti.e city. Ind you
ev.-r ;p to f.faTf itiat if you were paid
for tne fre:.c:..p.-. oei have jrivea away
B'iir.n-.i ar y n -m t"-naiion 1 what Wall
fir'H values th.rn a', the interest on
tii cm wi! .- y.i.i pa' Wall street would
re- all the frjn0es of the city and
--f ,: ar.-l ih-ri iher- would be money
i-.'t. In fact 'i-j would have r.o taxes
to pay. 1 believe from my business ex
p. n. - ce I woyid Vie cafi ibie of rieiplnjf
tu bi.r.g about the above condition.
OSCAK !: AI'J'I.K.
Candidate to. Cdmuiluiuuer.
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FOKECAST FOU ROCK ISLAND. DAVKXPORT, MO LINK AXD VICIXITY.
Unsettled with rain tonight or Tuesday, moderate temperature. The lowest temper,
ature tonight will be above the freezing point.
Cloudy and unsettled weather, with
precipitation in about all portions of
the observation field, is resulting from
: nreas of elecidedly low pressure that
are central over British Columbia and
southeastern Colorado. The pressure
it highest on the Atlantic slope and
j in southern California. It is coldest in
1 the St. Itwrence valley, a temerature
! of zro being reported from Montreal.
! Mo !erate temperatures prevail through
j out the central valleys. Because of
Sclice is hereby piven, that on
Tuesday, the HSih day of February,
A. D., 1311, in the city of Rock
Island. 111., an election will be held
for the purpose of nominating can
didates for mayor and commissioners
cf the city of Rock Island.
Which election will be opened at
o'clock in the morning and con
tinue open until 5 o'clock in the
afiernoon of that day.
Places for registration and voting
will bi as follows:
First ward, second precinct 413
First ward, second precinct 62 S
frecond ward, first precinct 1014
Second ward, second precinct
919 Sixth avenue.
Third ward, first precinct Coun
ty jail building. Third avenue and
Third ward, second precinct
1434' Seventh avenue.
Third ward, third precinct 1101
Fourth ward, first precinct 1914
Fourth ward, second precinct
Trinity church vestry, rear 1818
Fifth ward, first precinct Hose
house ou Twenty-second street.
Fifth ward, second precinct
Sehmid's store, 823 Twentieth street.
Sixth ward, first precinct Hose
house on Twenty-sixth street.
Sixth ward, second precinct Rear
of 2700 Seventh avenue.
Seventh ward, first precinct
3110 Fifth avenue.
Seventh ward, second precinct
Peterson's carpenter shop, 510 For
Seventh ward, third rreclnet
Gannon s paint shop. Fourteenth ave-
nue between Thirty-eighth and
M. T. RUDGREN, City Clerk.
Rock Island, 111.. Feb. 3, 1911.
Save Your Teeth
High Grade Dentistry at Lowest
22 K Gold Crowns ....
(Bridge work, per tooth
! Until Feb. 15. Our $10 plates $5.
Perfect fit jruaranteeel. All notk !
clone painless. j
Open evenings until 9. i
308a Twentieth Ht. IUxk Island.
It's applied like paint
on Gas Stove and
Pipe. Shines Itself.
Won't wash off. jat
up Rust. Makes old
Qs-eA m icw r ,
fcbony Finish ou Iroa and Wood.
I For sale by Allen. Myers A Ou.. I H
: klcCabe ic Co.. Koek Island liardT are
t Compacy. HI U Kblcsv
. . . .1.50 j
$1.00 up ;
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U. S. Department of Agriculture,
WIUJS L, MOORE. (M
, the low pressures to the westward and
I northwestward, unsettled and con tin -
i ued mild weather, with rain tonight or
I Tuesday, is indicated for this vicinity.
Lowest Highest Preclp.
Temp. temp, last 24
Lst Night. YesL hra. in.
Rock Island 35 40 .00
Atlantic City . . .34 .12 .00
Boston 21 32 .01
Buffalo 3 4 32 .01
COURT HOUSE RECORD
Real Estate Transfers.
Rock Island Brewery company to
Mary T. Cools, lots 10 to 22. block '.7,
lnvt'i aeldition to the city of Reick Is
land, 111., $1.01.
Charles II. Pope to Carl Kramer, lot
fi. block ISft. village of East Moline,
New Recipe for Home
Made Laxative Cough
A cough or cold is due to
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and lungs. Something to over-A
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not cure only aggravate ulti
mately and weaken the natural
resistance and health.
Here is a formula that will
cure chronic cases of old peo
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I"seiice m"ntho-laxene .. 2 'a ozs.
Uninitiated suKar fy ru p . 1 li ', 3 ozs.
Get the essence' nient ho-lax-ene
of any well stocked drug
gist, empty it. into a pint bot
tle and fill up the bottle with
syrup made as follows: Take
a pint of granulated sugar;;
pour over it a half pint of boil
ing water, stir and let cool.
Then add It to the mentho
laxene and take a teaspoonful
every hour or two as needeel.
This will break up any cold,
cure sore throat, relieve cough
ing Instantly, loosen the tight
est cough ami soon cure by Its
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Try this simple but effectual
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J. M. SHERILIL Local Foraeftster.
' (Official Publication.)
STATEMENT OF THE ASSETS AND
L K'ATKD AT MOLINK. IIJ...
At the coe of htmlne on the 31st Jy
0. " Iece-mhcr, lielo, a nlmwn bv th tn
10111I report of the ihl hank h h
trust company to the auditor of public
HccoiintM .f the ntnte of initio!, pur
Muiint to law. and tiled In the e.fflco of
p.iid auditor of public account on ttiu
IMM day of January, lull.
K.-n I estate ... 7S.J!5 9.1
Fash on hand
ami due from
bank 1116,233 02
1. nHim on re.-il
In st liens
L 0 a n n n n
pledK.'H elf e-
cuiltleH .. .. 1,40,S3.-,.:S tZ.270.2 01
e Iverdriifts . . . 4,B4H.T:
pond 307, 198 2'!
Total ftsxets . . 3. 2.17. 704. o'i
paid In $ 210,000.00
I' n divided
I i vldetids tin-
I lepiiKltn .. .. 2,902.948 4 1
State of Illinois, County of Koek Is
C W. Lundahl. on of th managing
officer, and J t. II I Irnore and O. Henry
Sohrbeck. two of the directors eif thee
I'eoplcs Kavlmcn Hank A Trust com
pany, a corporation of tha state of Il
linois, belntc severally duly sworn, each
upon his oath states:
That he makes this affidavit for the
purpose of complying; wl'h the require
ment of sections 9 and I 'I of an act of
the fceneral n'se-mbly of the stale of Il
linois, entitled "An act to provide for
iirid reult the administration of
trusts bv trust companies"
That the for.-RoliiK report of the said
peoples Havlnxs Hunk Trust com
pany, on I er. .11. 1910. and the exhibit
iiiri mpanyliiK the same are true and
correct In all respects to the best of
hts knowledge and belief, and that In.
has examined the assets and bonks of
the said company for the purpose of
niaklnK said report
C W. Ml.NDAIII.
J. S OlMiMOKK
O. II EN It Y HOIIKRKTK,
Subscribed and sworn to before me,
thl IHh day of January. 1911
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