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THE ROCK ISLAND) ARGUS
TUESDAY. DECEMBER 8. 1908.
LIVING ON $18
Many More Essays in Reply to
in Full" Proposition.
PRACTICAL IDEAS ARE GIVEN
Pay As You Go, and Confine Yourself
to Needs, Not Luxur
Lessons of economy are taught in
the responses to the "Paid in Full"
Department of The Argus. In fact,
the number of essays that are pouring
in for the prizes of $15 and $10, re
spectively, for the most competent let
ters Is already far in excess of the op
portunities for publication.
HOuuur. &nH in vour letters. All
will be accepted and as many pub
lished as possible. .
The fact that the play, "Paid in
Full," is to be presented at the Illinois
theater next Sunday, matinee and
night, increases the interest in the
contest. Here are a few additional
KKEI WITHIN IKAS.
. Rock Island, III., Dec. 6, 1903.
"Paid in Full" Department of Tne
Can a couple live and enjoy some
of the many pleasures Rock Island
affords? They can, and on $18 a
In the first place, don't go in debt.
Live within your income. Get the
things ycti would enjoy; then enjoy
the things you get. Talk and plan to
gether the way to make the $18 it's
; Rent $ 3.50
Heat and lig'nt 4.00
or enjoy life with a collector at each
door? But, instead," w go on our way
free, having a free mind and pocket
book, and also a clear Consciences en
joying the many pleasures Rock Island
affords and ' living happy on -our own
$18. : '. . . ... A. B. C.
FIGURES IT OV'T NICELY.
Rock Island, III., Dec. 7, 1908.
"Paid in Full" Department of The
Can a couple live comfortably- in
Reck Island on $18 per week? . I
I eay, yes. I have enough left to
start a bank account and in the course
of time buy a home. Considering the
couple have nothing to begin with but
Rent .$ 2.50
Groceries, including vegetables,
lard, butter, flour 2.25
Heat and light 1.00
Keep up clothing 1.00
Installment on household goods. 2.00
Church, concerts, etc .75
Benevolence ...... .25
The Rock Island Argus .10
TO TALK OF BONDS
Meeting is Called for Tomorrow After
noon to Discuss R. I. South
TO HELP ALED0 OUT
I find we have $3.10 left to do as we
Some weeks we take more some
places, where again we do not use
much in others. So in this way we
keep our house furnished and in good
order and our bills paid; so we need
never go in debt, or take to the in
stallment plan; for who can be happy
Leaving the handsome sum of $6.40
as a surplus.
Respectfully, MRS. WILLIAM S.
THE PRACTICAL, "WAY.
Rock Island, III., Dec. 6, 1903.
"Paid in Full" Department of The
I note with interest the many essays
on the question, Can a couple live
comfortably in Rock Island on $18 per
week, and enjey some of the many
pleasures this life affords?
I desire to say that if they could
net accomplish this feat in Rock Is
land, it could not be done in any oth
er place in the United States. The
system by which we. work is as follows:
Do not buy what you want, but what
you need. This will insure comfort
and plenty. The following statement
shows how it is possible:
House rent $ 3.00
Heat and light 1.25
Car fare, shave and laundry 1.25
Argus and Saturday Evening
Proposition Is That Trl-Cities Sub
scribe for $50,000 Worth of Pa
per to Secure Line.
ing at Bese! ill's hall and elected the
following officers: . - "'
President Edward A. Young.: -Vice
President Lucy S. Marvin. !
Chaplain Hester E. Hamilton.
Secretary P. O. Canedy.
Treasurer George W. Marvin.
Conductor Mary D. McKeag.
Watchman-- W. H. Smith. ;
Sentry James McKeag. ;
Organist Irene D. Hopkinscn. "
Physicians-r-Dr. James P. Myers and
Dr. M. J. O'Hern.
Trustees C., A. Blakesley, Carria
Petry and E. .M. "Wallace.
ARSENAL COMES IN
FOR BIG AMOUNTS
A meeting at which the business
men are invited to be present, is to be
held at the Commercial club in Daven
port tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 for
the purpose of discussing action on the
proposition of subscribing for bonds of
the Rock Island Southern in order to
secure for Aledo communication with
the trl-cities. The proposition is that
the tri-cities raise a subscription' and
handle $30,000 of the bonds. Aledo
must subscribe for $100,000 worth in
order to secure the line, and the Aledo
citizens have appealed to the tri-clties
to assist in providing the amount. It
is argued that the communication with
Aledo .will be as profitable for the three
cities as for Aledo, and that the ques
tion is a mutual one.
Rrady to Help Here.
Business men who have looked into
the matter have expressed their favor
of the movement, and there seems lit-
lie doubt that the money will be
raised. The bonds are to be secured
by a first mortgage, with 5 per cent in
terest, payable semi-annually. The
bonds sell at 90 cents on the dollar.
There is a probability that they will
us marketable within six months, if
the people here do not care to hold
Total expenses .$15.15
Balance ..: $ 2.85
This leaves us a balance .of $2.85
per week, or $148.20 a year, to be
-Buy Tour Boy'
Some'strong price induce
ments added to the high
quality of our Children's
and Boys9 Suits, Caps and
Turtle Neck Sweaters that
will make a strong appeal
to Christmas shoppers
One, two and three of a kind (all sizes), 4 to
16 years, worth $3 to $5, at $2.25.
A few dozen caps for men worth up to
$1.50, at 79c.
All size3 for boys, 50c to $1, at 35c.
. For older boys and men, marked as high as
$4, truly a bargain, at $2.25. i V .
Boys Knee Pants (all sizes), some priced 65c,
at 39c (a great chance for that boy of yours).
Gustaf son & Mayes
.. 4,.? . . 1714 " Second Avenue. ': ::'--;-- - :
used as desired. You can readily see
we have money for pleasures, if we
like. Yours truly. G. L.
BUY OXLY THE NECESSITIES.
Milan, III., Dec. 5, 1908.
"Paid In Full" Department of The
A couple can live ini?ock Island on
$18 per week, and live well. Itemize
las follows: '
Groceries ...... , $ 4.00
Rent : 2.50
Fuel ...... 1.00
Estimates for Appropriation ' Include
Sums for New Building and a New
Filter Piant. .
In the annual estimates of appro
priations for the treasury depart
ment, Rock Island arsenal is allotted
$177,000. Of this sum $C0,(00 is for
the repairs of the main bridge between
Davenport and the arsenal; $GO,000 is
for a new artillery warehouse; $30,000
is to provide a new filter plant uear
the pumping station, and $27,600 for
the extension of tracks and the instal
lation of oil burners in the forge rooms
to replace the coal burners and for
general repairs. . .
TH E W EA T HER.
Fair tonlftht ttnd edoriMlayj moder
ate t e in ihtu lure.
J. M. SHI-TRIER, Local Forecaster.
Temperature at 7 a. in. 20 j at 3 p. m.
30. Maximum temiteratnre in laat 24
bourn SO, minimum 8. Velocity of wind
at 7 a. ni. 8 mtlrw per hour. Stage of
water 1.3 feet, a rime of .03 foot in taut
24 hour. 1'reclnltatlon none."
Dsc' 8 In History.
1702 llcnry Laurens, American states
man, died in Charleston; born
18G3 The cathedral at Santiago burned
during a festival and Illumination;
: about 2,500 lives lost.
1902 The Germans and Erltish lega
tions closed at Caracas and the en
voys to Venezuela left the capital.
1907 Oscar II., king of Sweden, died
In Stockholm; born 1829.
Sun sets 4:29, rises 7:09; moon rises
5:14 V m.: moon at" ascending node,
crossing sun's apparent path upward.
This leaves a balance of $5.55 for
clothes or furniture, and if the house
wife is shrewd she can do with less,
thereby save for a rainy day. She
must cut out buying unnecessary things
because they are cheap. She will can
I fruit and vegtables, buy groceries by
the bulk, do her own baking, with just
half the expense, but. a little more la
bor. But it is sweet to labor fcr those
we love. Don't pay $15 for a hat or
I $45 for a suit, when you would look
just as sweet to those who know you
in a $5 hat and $20 suit. Of course,
I hubby will learn to do with less than
he used to when he had $18 an to him
self. Cut down some of those useless
expenses; both make it a rule never to
buy what they cannot pay for. Half
of the family "Jars" can be traced to
one or both being extravagant beyond
their means. No small family need
get rusty on $18 per week, if rightly
managed with a little brain work on
both sides of the house.
Yours respectfully, MRS. A. L. B.
Board of Supervisors Unanimously
Names Former Attendants
for the Coming Year.
SALARIES ARE UNCHANGED
No Opposition to Wright, Oberg,
Swank, or Duffin Finance Reso
lution is Passed.
George H. Yright, engineer; Charles
Oberg, janitqr; John Swank, steward
I of the poor farm, and George Duffin,
I elevator conductor, were all reappoint
ed by the supervisors at this after
noon's session of the board. The board
fixed the salaries as before. None of
the attendants had any opposition for
the places, and. their appointment was
Resolutions on the death of the late
Emil Luchmann, a former member of
the board from South Rock , Island,
Provide for Funds. .
The board adopted the finance com
mittee s resolution for raising a fund
of $55,000 by issuing anticipated orders
I against the spring tax collections, and
today the reports of different commit
I tees recommending that various claims
be : allowed were adopted and the bills
were allowed. The outstanding claims
will nearly equal the $55,000 provided
for by the resolution. ,
New Officers for M. B. of A.
Prosperity Jodge, No, 1754, Modern lhad a. fever of 105:
(Brotherhood cf America, met last even- removed to St. Anthony's hospital.
Kerler & Co. weave rugs.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Read Walker's real, .estate ad.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Godfrey's laundry gives green trad
Note that "hot shot" for Wednesday
Teddy 2 wheel carts 5 cents at . 2
o'clock Wednesday at McCabe's.
Let Krell & Johnston do your tin
and furnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
II. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1528 Fourth ave
Dr. Moore has located aCS03 1-2
Twentieth street over Shake's tailor
Those $1.50 silk umbrellas at ju
half 75 cents at 2 o'clock Wednesday
At 3 o'clock old fashioned blue
check apron ginghams 4 cents a yard
Buster Brown books full of funny
pictures 7 cents each all day Wednes
day at McCabe's.
Mrs. Austin's famous pancakes make
a hearty, wholesome breakfast. Fresh
supply now at your grocers.
Easy to buy, easy to try, the best
wholesome," appetizing, breakfast
Mrs. Austin's famous pancakes.
Dr. Nichols has removed his dental
office from 1823 Second avenue to
rooms 34-36 Mitchell & Lynde build
ing. . . " ..
Court of Honor, No. 31, will give
card party and dance Thursday even
ingDec. 10, at K. C. hall. Admission
Your attention for a minute. Try
Emig for your next suit of clothes and
be convinced that you can get gar
ments that will positively suit you.
The Sunday school of the First
Methodist church will meet to rehearse
for Christmas tomorrow afternoon at
o'clock in the Sunday school room.
You can get trousers that will hang
right, no matter what shape is requir
ed, notwithstanding the fact that you
never have been able to be properly
fitted before. Try Emig.
Chicken pie supper and Christmas
bazar -at the Memorial Christian
church. Thursday, Dec. 10, afternoon
and evening. Supper 25 cents. Ice
cream and cake for 10 Cents from
Dr. Joseph. DeSilva will ' give the
business boys' class of the Y. M.' G
the third of a series of lectures this
evening after class. The series deals
with life problems and have proved
very Interesting to the boys.
: Joe. Barrington applied at thepolioe
station last evening for a place
spend the "night, stating that he was
sick. His condition ' rapidly became
worse; and a physician was summoned.
It was found that the man was critlc-
j ally 111 with pneumonia and' that he
He.. was promptly
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PERSONAL POINTS. S
Abe Rosenfield of Chicago is in the
city visiting relatives and old friends.
Claus Jensen and Christopher Ixrch
of Peoria were in the city today visiting.
Miss Marie Barton of Galesburg who
has been visiting in this ciJy for the
last week, returned to her home today.
Mrs. Adelaide Reed, department
president of the Ladies of the G. A. R.,
is a guest of Mrs. Sylvia Hall, presi
dent of the Molin circle. Ladies of
the G. A. R.
A. L. Burnett returned yesterday
from Kewanee, where he helped make
'red letter Jay" which was observed
by the Young Men's Christian associa
tion in that cifv a great success. He
was one of about a dozen secret uries
Thomas Halligan of 194 Hewitt
street,- Bridgeport, Conn., is taking
Father John's Medicine as a body
builder. Gained . five pounds lu one
week. It contains no injurious drugs, k,
A. J. Humphrey, SG Bevan street,-
Cohoes, N. Y.. has been in poor health
for nearly two years, f.o weak at times'
it seemed miserable to live. Since,
taking Father John's Medicine, ha has .
felt better in every way, and now eats j
well, sleeps well and is growing strong-,
er and fleshier daily.
Lists to the
HELPED THE BABY.
Father John's Medicine is- doing my fj
baby a world of good. She was very
thin and had bronchial trouble. She
is picking up nicely. I have also rec
ommended it to myneighbors. (Signed)
Mre. Kelleher, 53 First avenue, New
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ment or some line of endeavor. With us this distinction
is important, since it was achieved on the very broad
ground of Gift Selections. We have become the recog
niz3d source for wedding and holiday gifts, and this. rec-'
ogmtion has grown out of the careful se'ncfion 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.
1702 Second Avenue.
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too good tor
Great care and judgment, together
with years of experience and the finest
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combination that insures you the best.
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For . those . promised
photos for Christmas
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