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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1908.-
WOULD LAY BY
Writer on Subject of Living on $18
Per Week Considers it Easy
Thing to Do.
WOULD SOON PAY FOR HOME
Another Has Items Figured to Such a
Nicety That She Lays By 45 Cents
Saving $442 per year on $18 is be
lieved possible by one of the contri
butors of an essay in the contest now
being conducted by The Argus. She
would bs decidediy economical and
provide sparingly for clothing and in
cidentals. . She makes absolutely no
provision for social pleasures outside
of the home, but those who attempt to
fellow her pl;:n are consoled by the re
flection that after they have paid for
a home they may safely be a trifle
Another laay who says she is
actually keeping her family on $18 a
week, has figured the details out to
such, a nicety that she is able to lay by
45 cents a week, but then that has to
be devoted to water rent and taxes.
In nearly all the plans for conducting
a domestic establishment which hav
been offered it is noticeable that the
sjnn set aside for hubby to "blow"
decidedly smrll, if such an item is in
cluded. Therefore one may well imag
ine the pinched circumstances which
must govern in the home where the
head of the house is an ordinary lab
orer and spends two or three dollars
or more a week in pursuit cf pleasure
Four days are left for those who
have not entered the essay contest to
do so. Prizes of $15 and $10 will be
given for the two best efforts on the
subject of living on $18 per week
Some additional letters from those
who have ideas cn the subject arc
WOU.D SAVK $142 YEAIM.Y.
Rock Island, III., Dec. 5, 1903.
"Paid in Full" Department of The
Living cn $18X0 a week depends a
great deal upon a ccuple's aim in life.
If the wife will be as economical as
possible, and the husband abstain from
liquor r.nd tobacco and try to save up
for a rainy day, they might live in a
house that wou!d rent for' $3.00 a
month, go on street cars as little as
possible and devote themselves en
tirely to home life instead of theaters
and other society. Itemize as follows
v Vfousa rent $ 2.00
Groceries ..... 3.25
Light and fuel 1.15
Expenses which might arise 1.50
Total, $9.50, leaving a balance of
$8.50 tc be laid away or to rely
should either one get sick and need a
I physician or should they want to buy a
Ihome, $3.50 per week or $442 a year
woulU be a r.eat sum and by being as
.economical as possible and each aim
ing to help cne another in a Tew years
if health permitted, they would have a
home and tren if they wished might
live mere lavishly and take up their
society and improve their home, dress
to their means, give towards their
church or do just as they desire to do.
MRS. F. E. C.
HAS 45 C'KSTS I.F.FT.
Rock Island, III., Dec. 3, 1938.
"Paid in Full" Department of The
I am one of the housewives of Rock
Island and desire to state how my
rr.ily of six live comfortably off of
$18.00 per wsek. .Following 13 the list:
Meat $ 1.40
Society dues S5
I am buying my home on monthly
payments of $25.20 which is $6.30 per
week. And we pay 10 cents a week for
The Argus so as to know what is go
ing on in the tri-cities, making a total
of $17.55. There is 45 cents left each
week which I put away to pay taxes
and water rent.
Any family large or smail can live
on $18X0 a week if they spend it use
fully. Yours truly,
MRS. A. M.
TO GET GASH
Supervisors to be Asked to Authorize
Borrowing of $55,000 on An
Trimmed Hats - Tlillinery T rimmings
TO MEET PRESENT CLAIMS
Warrants for Large Sums to Be Issued
Against Revenues to Come From
, 51 EX SIHMI.1J MAKE MORE.
Rock Island, III., Dec. 5, 1S03.
"Paid in Full Department of The
For a family of four or five one
would have to figure close to live on
$18 per week, but must say I have
lived on less, but had no money for
any worldly pleasure or to pay up back
bills. I have had but $14. I would
purchase as fellows:
Groceries $ 4.00
Gas and water rent , .60
Church dues 50
This would leave for clothes, doctor,
drugs and pleasures and would give
each member of the family $1.45.
Cne could live seven years ago much
easier than it is possible to do today.
If the women did not get out and
hustle for herself she would not have
clothes fit to no out with. It is sim
ply a shame that men nowadays can't
make enough to keep two or three
children on. Yours truly,
E. E. C.
PLOWS THE CAKES
The board of supervisors convened
this afternoon in its December session.
The most important problem before
the board, as usual, is finances. It h
expected that the finance committee
this afternoon will request the adop
tion of a resolution authorizing the
treasurer and finance committee to
raise a fund of $55,000 by issuing or
ders Egainst the anticipated revenues
from the tax levy already made. Thi.s
resolution will nrobably be adopted.
and from the fund thus created the
county will pay the bills already al
lowed at the present meeting. Thi;
procedure differs from that of last year
in that heretofore the county nas is
sued these orders to the individual
creditors, rather than issuing large or
ders to create a lump sum. These
small orders each bore interest at the
rate of five per cent. The method pro
posed now will eliminate much record
and simplify greatly the work of keep
ing the accounts.
Will Xecil It All.
While the finance committee's report
is not quite complete, it is expected
that the bills to be acted on at this
meeting will use up practically the en
tire $35,000, to be raised, and that in
the spring when the taxeseome in.
there will be but $22,000 of the $77.
000 levy available. The spring bill.-;
will nearly equal this amount, and
there will be no money again till tlw
tax levy is niade in the fall.
A III to Iluilil ItrlilKfM.
A petition from South Itock Island,
for aid in bridge construction, esti
mated to cost $S50, was filed, and re
ferred to the bridge committee.
The report of the grand jury urging
the supervisors to do something to
ward providing a new county jail, and
ending with a complaint against t In
habit of merely receiving and placing
these reports on file, vent the way o!
all others. Tt was received and placed
on file, and the supervisors who offered
this motion did so with a smile.
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The Season-End Clearance. Reductions of
One-fourth to One-half the Regular Prices
We include in this sale every Trimmed Hat
in our immense department, representing
all the latest style features of the season.
Large Hats. Small Hats. Every shade
$3.00, $3.75 and $4.50 Trimmed Hats $2.25
$5.00, $6.75 and $7.50 Trimmed Hats $3.75
$6.75, $7.50 and $10 Trimmed Hats $5.C0
$11.50, $12.50 and $15-Trimmed Hats $7.50
One-fourth off the price of all Millinery,
Trimmings and TJntrimmed Hats. Every
thing included, 'Wings, Flowers, Ribbons,
Velvets, Plumes, Ornaments, etc. An excel
Jent opportunity for the home milliner to
. purchase her trimmings at a great reduction
An Attractive Assemblage ,
of Women's Furs
A Magnificent Line at Most
All kinds of Furs Jap
mink. Fox, Natural Squir
rel,' Blended Squirrel, Blue
Fox, Muskrat, Marmouth,
Chinchilla, Coney, in beau
tiful neck pieces, scarfs,
Of Electric Seal, Near Seal,
Muskrat, Blended Squirrel,
and Brown Coney. We take
pleasure in inviting you to
visit our Fur department, to
examine our Furs, and to
compare both qualities and
The prices on Suits are at the lowest notch and assort
ments are still large. If you have not taken advantage,
of this sale, by no moans fail to visit our department
and see for vourself the wonderful values we are offer
ing in Late Season Suit Styles at $10, $15, $20 and $25.
No charge made for alterations.
Unlimited Assortments of New Coats, Skirts,
There is no demand that might be made upon these departments that can
not be supplied satisfactorily, and in no
store were ever displayed such
ii 4-11 6 W. Second St.
1526-1528 Fourth ave-
loeated at 203 1-2
over Shake's tailor
Ice Does Not Prevent Trips
of the Rock Island.
The ferry Rock Island presented a
rare spectacle today as it plowed
through the river of ice into which
the Mississippi has been changed by
the cold weather in the north. The
ice is so closely packed together at
times that the river appears to be en
tirely frozen over, but the big ferry
keeps cn working just the same and
slowly pokes its nose into the mass
and forces its way from one bank to
i'alr iidiI narmer tonfjilit and Tiiea
ilny. J. M .SHEHIKK, l.nl Forecaster.
Temperature at 7 it. in. 2 above; lit
3 p. m., 12. Maximum temperature in
ItiMt 24 hour 34; minimum 2 nhove zero.
Velocity of yI;i1 at 7 n. 111. 10 inlleM per
hoi:r. Stage of water 1 foot, a fail of
.OS foot In laxt -IS hour. Precipitation
on the other.
McCabe's "Hot Shot" for Tuesday
At 9:30 A. M. 1 00 Southern fleece gray blan
kets, big 1 1-4 size a big snap. qa
Be prompt. Sold singly at, each . cjL
At 10:30 A. M. china doll heads, light and
dark, limited quantity; n
while they last, each
At 2:00 P.M. 250 American china salad
bowls, with dainty floral and rose -a r
decorations, regular 25c value, choice 1UC
At 2:00 P. Mm real Battenberg doilies, 4 and
5 inch, round and square, plain linen centers,
worth five times this special price; o
limit of six to a customer, at each . .
At 2:30 P. M. in the book department,
fancy post card albums, 6c each . .
At 3:00 P.M. 1200 yards of short lengths
fancy dress ginghams, Persian challies in full
pieces, and remnants of white goods Ql
worth up to 15c yard, all at, yard . . 02C
At 3:30 P. M. men's heavy fleece-lined shirts,
large sizes only; half regular OQr
price, each . ... ... z)fZ
All day Tuesday ladies' belts with hand
some buckles, in pretty gift boxes, prrv
real 75c and $1.00 values . . . OUL
Tuesday all day elegant sample corsets at
just half price dollar corsets for 50c; $5.00
corsets for $2.50, etc. The earlier you come
Tuesday A. M. the more luck in finding styles
and sizes to please you.
L. S. McCABE & CO., Rock Island, UL
Dsc. 7 In History.
1683 Algernon Fid::ey lichendeil cn
Tower hill, London, for complicity
in a plot to murder Charles II.
1813 Marshal Ney. one of Napoleon's
ablest lieutenants, who committed
treason for his sake, executed by
his own soldiers at the Luxem
bourg gardens In Taris; born 17"9.
1801 Count Ferdinand de Lesseps, pro
moter of the Sues and Panama
canals, died: born 1S0j.
1907 J. II. Stoddart, called the "dean
of the American stage," died In
Seawarren. N. J.; born 1S20.
1SG2 Battle of Prairie Grove. Ark., in
which Rock Island county was rep
resented by Company A, Captain C
V. 'llav.'t'S, and Company If. Cap
tain Herman Wolfertz. 37th Illinois
infantry volunteers. The 37th Illi
nois was a part of the Army of thv
Frontier. Major General F. J. Iler
ron. rommandinjr, in ramp near
SprinK'ifld. Mo. To effeet a junc
ture with and thwart the capture
of the 11. OHO troops under General
Hi nil man
Dr. Moore ha
The O. E. S. Sewing circle will meet
In Masonic temple tomorrow after
noon. Double coupons on comforters and
blankets all this week at The Mill
Double coupons on F. P. American
Beauty end Parisiana corsets all this
week. The Mill Store
Mrs. Austin's famous pancakes make
i heartv. wholesome breakfast. Fresh
supply now at your grocers.
Easy to buy, easy to try, the best
wholesome, appetizing;, breakfast is
Mrs. Austin's famous pancakes.
Dr. Nichols has removed his dental
office from 1S2:;1.. Second avenue to
rooms 34-30 Mitchell & Lyude build
Beautiful table linens, napkins, hand-'
some towels and otlnr fancy linens at
McCabe's make most attractive Christ
The newly incorporated Parker
Laundry company solicits your bundle
of shi:ts and collars. Call them up,
they have both phones. Do it now.
Note the crowd which will gather at
McCabe's on Tuesday for those el3i;ant
sample corsets at just half price. Dol
lar corsets for 50 cents, $5.00 corsels
for $2.30, etc., etc.
St. Paul's lod-e, Knights of Pythias,
will hold its annual election of officers
this eveninnr in the new hall in the
London building. The eld quarters in
the K. of P. hall have been abandoned
and at the same time the meeting
night changed from Tuesday to Mon
APPOINTS SCOTT AS
Judge Cast Allows Prosecutor Whose
Term Has Expired to Conclude
Case Against Boys.
Although a night session of the cir
cuit court was held Saturday, the trial
of the case against Eddie Bledsoe and
Hilbert Kelly has not been concluded,
and it may be necessary to continue
the hearing tonight to conclude the'
arguments. This morning J. K.Scott's'
term as state's attorney having .ex
pired, Judge Gest, on the request of
L. M. Magill, state's attorney, appoint
pd Mr Scott ns snpcinl state's attor-'
ney to finish the trial. The attorneys
for the defense objected, but their ob
jections were overruled. A new jury
panel reported this afternoon, and was
excused till tomorrow. I
J. G. Blunt by General
C. S. A., the Army of the Frontier May
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Mr. McCombs of Young & McCombs,
on being approached concerning adver
tising today, was busily engaged at the
made the longest forced march on
record during the war of the re
bellion lis miles in three days
fighting the lmttle of I'rairie drove
on the following: half day, driving
the confederate forces southward.
Federal loss in killed and wounred,
1.21 J; confederate, 1.317.
Sun sets 4:2!, rises 7:C8; moon rises
4:21 p. ni. eastern time, iu constella
tion Taurus; sun In constellation Scor
pio: 4 p. m., planet Saturn apparently
stationary; 10 p. m., planet Mercury at
descending node crossing sun's path
downward; today maximum probabil-
time, Ftatins, . howevt-r, that business
was very good and mercnandise was
selling at a rate that left no doubt in
their minds, as to the people's opinion
of their goods and prices.
Advertised List No. 49.
List of letters unclaimed at the post-
office at Rock Isiand, HI., for the week
ending Dsc. 5, 100S:
Mrs. Chas. Ashlen, Charley Baumer,
Jades Brook, Mrs. Fannie Bush, Miss
Kathryn Consid'.ne, Mrs. Alice Camp
bell, Mrs. Margaret. J. Franklin. E. W.
Granger, Mary Greenbongen, Joseph
Thomas Gleason, Robert Gibb. Mrs.
Anna Hefer. Mrs. IJllio R. Johnson,
Andrew Johnson, Mrs. Margaret
Kenny, Miss Mamie Kline. A. Keil-:
holtz. Miss Hilda Logan, Mrs. Anna L.
ester, Mrs. Anna Lester, C. E. Leder-
ick. Miss Kattie Lewis. V. D. Mcln-
yre. Mrs. William McDoiald. L. S.
Milleson, H. A. Missildine, Peat Meyer.
Charles Nelson, Mis3 Minnie Owens,
Thomas Peterson, Fred Richard, Gre-
or Reinhardt (3), Will Reno, Fred
Strombeck, Clara Smith. Mrs. John
Smith (3) Mrs. Carrie G. Thorn, E. T.
Thompson, Walter Weber.
HUGH A. J. McDOXALD,
Good Cough Medicine fcr Children
"The season for cough3 and cold3 is
now at haod and too much care can
not be used to protect the children
A child is much more likely to con
Ity in 14 day period for Gcminid me- tract aiphtheiia or scarlet fever when
teors in cast.
Kerler & Co. weave ruga.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Read Walker's real estate ad.
Tri-City Towel Supply company. .
Godfrey's laundry gives green trad-
he has a cold. The quicker you ture
his cold the less the risk.' Chamber-
laIn3Cough Remedy is the sole re
liance of many mothers, and few of
those who have tried it are willing to
use any oth?v. Mrs. F. F. Starcher, of
Ripley W. Va.. says: "I have never
use! anything, other than Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy for my children
and it ha3 t.Iways given good sa lsfac
lion." This remedy contains no opiuir.
More "hot shot" Tuesday at Ms-jor other narcotic and may be given r
Cabe's. See ad. - I confidently to a child as to an adult
Save the Mill Store coupons and win! For sale by . all druggists
a valuable prize.
Furs, furs. Double coupons all week
on furs at the Mill Store.
Many are remedies tried for allaying
nain. reducing swelling, removing in
Let Krell & Johnston do your tin flnmmation: etc! The efficiency of
uid furnace work, 1316 Third avenue. Jo,-ihrin in all such cases is so remark
Lewis' Single Binder cigar riches:, j able that all wno have tried.it recom
most satisfying smoke on the market .mend it to their friends as a remedy
II. T. Siemon wants your tin and of unique value. All druggists.
Lists to the
Every store of merit acquires distinction in some depart
ment or some line of endeavor. With us this distinction
is important, since it w-as achieved on the very broad
ground of Gift Selections. We have become the recog
nized source for wedding and holiday gifts, and this rec
ognition has grown out cf the careful se'eetfon or articles
which possess artistic, intrinsic, and exceptional price ad
vantages.. Your gift money will go farther and more sat
isfactorily if you come here with your list
Open Evenings Until Xmas.
Laundry CompaViy Elects.
The directors of the Parker Laundry
company, at a meeting Saturday,
1702 Second Avenue.
elected the following officers for the
coming year: President, C. H. Seidel;
vice president. Miss Lyd'a Parker;
secretary and treasurer, A. M. Parker.
For any o the ordinary diseases of
the skin Chambei Iain's Salve is excel
lent. It not only allays the itching and
smarting but effects a cure. For sale
by all druggists-;
it Is a Wonder.
Chamberlain's Linim.it is one of
the most remarkable preparations y-t
produced for the relief of rheumatic
Mains, and for lame bac::, spiains and
Onuses. Tho quick ri'ltef from rain
which it affords in case of rheumatism
i3 an e wcrlJi many 11::. s : rc;:.
Price, 23 cauls; large sM Z) cents.
For sale by all druggists.
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Of the very
best are none
too good for
y o u
Great care and judgment, together
with years of experience and the finest
of instruments and equipments, is the
combination that insures you the best.
Sittings at Night by Appointment.
For those' promised
photos for Christmas