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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY, XOVEMBER 21, 1911.
The Rock Island Savings Bank and Its New Home EVENTS IN BANK OPENING WrdaMdi r Slwk holder' day, bofTr-t Innrbnm at doom. Thursday Reception tm other bank, officials and bank eaaalorea of the ttm citim and of Group one of the Bankers' Association of the State of Illinois. Friday Customers4 day. Saturday Open for business to t be ajeneral pu bile. grandeur of the entire Interior. From the white tiled floor to the ceiling is a height of 25 feet, the decorative work on the walls being executed in lead and oil, with a final coating of trans parent glaze colors, hand stippled with cloth to a soft old ivory finish, the recessed panels being decorated merit of glaze colors, the styling of both the panels and the space between the windows being of the same order of design, although with slight modifi cations In detail. T"he background color of the classic cornice and ceiling,, mouldings which enrich the room is treated in oil and From a modest institution with a ! slaze colors modified by hand ctrip capital stork of $100,000 when it took ! I'Hng with cloth to a delicate ivory hue, quarters in the Mitchell & Lvude bank- ' ""i laid over with pure gold leaf. The ins building, now the State bank of J Greek panels in the cornice, as well Roek iKbinrt. in the summer of 1890. ! as the main panels in the ceiling are NEW ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK TO BE OCCUPIED TOMORROW to a financial establishment of the first order with capital surplus and 'undivided profits of $400,000. the first . savings bank to embark in Rock Island . enters its own home tomorrow with a record of which it may well be proud. This is the Rock Island Savings Lank, which will begin this week to occupy its beautiful new home, built exclusively for Its accommodation at kept in the Hat mat finish, only slight ly modified. The lower wall spaces are In a somewhat darker shade toning with ?he rich mahogany of the woodwork and the antique bronze of the fixtures. From the ceiling hang two immense bronze chandeliers of artistic design, jetted with frosted electric bulbs. IM.ITV OF BOOM. Richly polished marble counters run Third avenue and Eighteenth street A series of events has been planned ; nirg the en-ire length cf either side by the officers to celebrate in fitting: of the room support bronze and manner the occasion, the stockholders : solid bra's grill work separating the having the honors or the day tomor-j various departments but affording am row, the ofijeens and employes of other ; pie tellers' windows so that depositors banks the day following, while Friday j or customers may be accommodated the customers will be entertained, and ! without b-ing crowded or inconveni Saturdav the institution will throw ! enced. The desks of the officers and open its doors to the general public and settle down to business. Theuew bank, which has dimensions of employes back of the counters are of solid mahogany and steel and are of the latest design. To the right of the main entrance. entrance, is a public reception or wait ing room, beautifully furnished, while 44 feet on Eighteenth street by 77 feel on j and between it and the Third avenue Third avenue and is 45 feet In height, is classic in it architecture, graceful in outline, yet withal substantial in its general design and appearance. In a word it impreasttB the observer at onc that it is a bank, built for a bank. Countructed of stone, brick and eteel. with massive bronze finishings, it Is as a building relieved by high Corin thian columns of beautifully cat Bed ford rtone. Two fall stories in one. It stands, neat yet impressive, solid and 'at the same time artistic. That It is a bank, is as said before. T- 3 j If ft m !: , . -MlJ jt h v'. 111 f Li t Island. The local boys will be worked I up into fine condition in preparation for this game, and while they realize ihat they have a hard contest before them, they will go determined to give the Iowa players a lively fight for vic tory. The young men's bible class held its annual meeting last night, with a good attendance. The class is at present making a careful study of the tempta tion of Jesus, and next week will take .p the important topic, how to deal with personal temptations. Tin class meets every Monday evening, and is for all young men. ill- tempered beast. Reports receiv ed by officials of several western roads show that there has been a substantial falling off in "dog busi ness" since the canine' rate went into effect. Tonight at S o'clock Dr. W. E. Tay lor of Moline will give his lecture on ' Bettor Methods in Farming" at the local Y. M. C. A. The lecture is open to the public free of charge. BAGGAGEMEN ARE LOSERS BY NEW RULING ON DOGS Waiters and other who have ANOTHER INSURANCE COMPANY IN FIELD Harry A. Iaviilson Cyens Oftices in Ilcst Building for the Illi nois Life. The Illinois Life Insurance company, with headiiujrters in ChicHgo, has opened branch offices in this city In the Host building, and Manager Harry A. Iiavldson will have charge of the northwestern Illinois territory. 1. e., all the river counties to the state lino of Wisconsin. The company which Mr. Davidson represents is the largest in the state, and there is onlv one older. been targets for the anti-tipping cru-, Th? m.w manaet,r ls weU Known m vseparated by a fence of brass and bronze. The vault is of the most adjoining the tellers' spaces .on the j modern fire and burglar proof con right is a prettily appointed romn for j struction. the convenience of women .being equip ped with desks, telephone and a sep arate tellers' window. OFFICERS' APAnTMntVTS. The accommodations for the presi dent, cashier and other officers of the The vault was designed by Strauss, the expert vault engineer of Chicago. Every piece of steel, before being put in, was tested with a radial drill, un der a pressure of 16,000 pounds, and so strong is the steel that it will with- bank. as well as the directors, are to i stand a complete bend without hreak the left of the Eighteenth street en- ins. Each door weighs eight tons, trance. These, too, are handsomely and neatly furnished. The floors of while the complete weight of the vault giving patrons fire and burglar protec tion for valuable papers and articles. Private booths furnished with desks, etc., are at the disposal of the patrons of this department. CAKEFII.1.Y PLANNED. The bank, taking it in its entirety, was planned after a careful study of the best benking houses in the United States, and n effort has been made to embody the good points cf all. Its interior arrangement is planned with a viw to affording every convenience sade that is gathering momentum throughout the country have found i co-sufferers in baggagemen employ ed on western railroads, who are be moaning a curtailment in their in come as a result of a rule requiring payment for the transportation of dogs. Under a system in vogue for some years members of the canine family were carried free and bag caicmon nlnavs kent a sharn look- out for tips from those who wished v'11 !h" appointment of city manager to have their pet animals given spe- c,It of ,ho ,l,rk 's"'1 offlces. and will cial care. These fees have vanished i lhl 'et ' ",0 wo, k ln ,K,,h K,,, k Is,-' since the rail carriers have exacted !aml Ir- Sanson has a lare r0 1 circie hi menus in mis c uy w no arc this city, having beer, engaged in his present line of work in Kock Island since K'nO, in the capacity of manager of the Metropolitan Ufe Insurance company (.f New York. He is general ly conceded to be one of the toj-not ti ers in his particular field. A. K. Sw.nison, who has been with the government for a number of years past, has resigned his position to bc- and lining is 75,000 pounds. Its com- j for customers- of the bank, making it OFFICERS OF THE ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK 5- -""Is --t ? ;v rv-'- ."' jMf" i .it :.; , . &&..&( t ft.-i " ' 'f t -' ' .; ' ! m . . 1 i r r 4 - . i ' Ilr - - k jw. is i v. i - dent of the bank, A. J. Lindstrom suc ceeding him as cashier. PRESENT OFFICERS. The present officers are: rrrsident H. S. Cable. Vice Presidents H. P. Hull, P. Greenawalt. Cashier A. J. Lindstrom. Directors H. S. Cable, E. W. Hurst, H. P. Hull, P. Greenawalt, V. H. Dart, Franz Hcpp, Phil Mitchell, John Volk, M. O'Connor. Attorneys Jackson. Hurst & Staf ford. The roster cf employes includes: W. G. Johnston, commercial teller: Frank G. Weiss, savings teller; Frank Mcehan, bookkeeper; Frank Johnson, draft clerk; A. Helen Johnson, stenographer. The buili'mg committee was com posed cf II. S. Cabie, P. Greenawalt j and Frauz Happ. Since the fall of 1P10 the .bank has I been occupying neatly appointed tent- j pcrary quarters in the Mosenfelder j builair.g, 1721 Second avenue. pay for this class of service. make matters worse from the viow piont of the baggage handlers, west ern roads are planning to rescind the rule requiring dogs carried in bag gage cars to be muzzled. This con templated change is the result of i torporation and private Insurance, and numerous complaints from owners of would operate under the compulsory gratified at his promotion. Hy way of explanation as regards the general plan to be pursued by him, Mr. Davidson stated last night that his company would make n specialty of ; "; 1 At Y. M. C. A. Leo Stevens, ha- resigned his posi tion an asribtant Eccretary cf the Y. M. C. A. to aEucta hiuideif v.ith the Black Kcwl; Moicr Co., cf this city, in the capacity ol Urallsman. H. K. Mor.:e, who is wcil known in i this city, succeeds Mr. Stevens. H. S. CABLE, l'ri-sid-iit. H. P. i: y.L, Virf President. P. GREENAWALT, Vice President. J. LINDSTROM, is told at ifirst glance. Letters hand-1 the president's room, the officers' room. . pk te dimensions are 12xlS, but it is easy and pleasant for them to transact Hi'iueiy (arvwi in ine cornice on xwojine reception room ana me ladies par- divided into two separate com part sides of the building bear the inserip- ' lor are cuver-d wj-h specially made I mpnis Oiie ide is the bank's monev tuf.ed rugs in a soft brownish tone I vault. It is euuinned with a nest of lien, whil. "Hock Island Savings Hank." mi': ropolitan signs in letters of their financial affair? The building and lot represent an investment of $00.oon, the bank hav- with shaded borders. The windows in I jht safes, which are to be utilized I in& been designed by D. H. Burnham brass carry the same attractive in- i the presid ut's loom and the reception : ii, mrinr -.f mono.- r,,i curitios I Sr Co. of Chicago, while George sirirtion on the columns at front audjioom and the bronze grille in the i f ile other cimpartment will be used j Stiles & Co- cf Chicago were the con sides of the building. i ladies room are furnished with hang- j ap a fafcty deposit vault and has aitrac,ors- Allen. Myers & Co. furnished :i.n e tthk interior. jit'gs of raw (Jri nt,il fik. the color j capacit y of 1.5t' boxes. ' Both sides tne beating and plumbing plants, the Heavy bronze doors admit to the main ' scheme of which blends harmoniously are electric lighted. The entire con- ' Rock Island Electrical Construction entrance on Eighteenth street. Wit Inn with -lie odor settings and bronze j st ruction is absolutely burglar proof ; company the wiring and fixtures, and there is a marble vestibule, cano- . f"xt tires which have been used through. ; anA 2g an extra Drecaution the vault i the office furnishings, rugs, etc., came pied, and then the main banking room. , "m th? aiai'' room. j ig rot bui,t ag3nst tne rear wall, but j through L. S. McCabe & Co. Kioh furnishings harmonizing in mar-' thk strom; boxes la passage way intervenes. M.- and mahogany and in the wall' The vault space occupies the east I The steel safety deposit boxes are i -.'ortiigs ail contribute to the simple tnd of the main banking room, but 1 conveniently arranged in the vault. - -"' rv ? ' ,,;v,'v 1 i'vj'i.' ' . . ' -i-';'.-j.1H V . ' V - j - f . - - :. . . j . :. v . .. . .. : - - . , !?.."- V .t v-i.m ... Vi-- tU L . -V - if-fi- ...-i ... . . - T" J ' - r i ' J. ' " ' J 'V r j . - ... ' .-i l 5 -a . - f j," " . i ..-iv". . . -t ' - . '.. .v : ''w ,v r jt f : ' 4 t v. t 'I II H:rzill2 VIEW LOOSIlfG TOWASD VAULTS. The lot on which the building stands was for years one cf the most neglect ed pieces of property in the business Eecticn of Rock Isiand. The bank paid $18,000 for it and has space left to the north cn Eighteenth street and to the east on Third avenue for further buildings, for one cf which it already has plans to proceed with in the im mediate future. HIJTORY OF THE IX STITITIO V." The Reck Island Savings bank, the first one to be formed in the city, was established July S, 1S50, those who were ch'efiy instrumental in founding It being Hon. E. Vv". Hurst and the Iste J. M. Buford. The capital stock wts placed at $100,000, at which figure It remains today, although its capital, surplus and undivided profits now ex ceed $100,000, whiie in the 21 years icf its existence the bank has paid to ita depositors $1,332,534.46 Interest. Thi3 Is itfce best argument that could be cf- ifered for its stability and the wisdom I of itB management. The first otacer3 i were: E. P. Reynolds, president; F. C. Denkmann. vke president, and J. j M. Buford. cashier. In lf-92, on tba j dee'.h cf Mr. Reynolds, P. L. Mitchell; succeeded to the presidency, and in i 1595, upon Mr. Mitchell's demise, Mr.; i Buford became president, John Cru-; , Laugh, vice president, ana r. (jreena-; ! wait, cashier. Mr. Crubaugh died ln j 1&C4, whereupon H. P. Hull was elect- J j ed vice president. Mr. Bufcrd died la i jlSOC, and Phil Mitchell beca-re nres'-j I Cent and served until 1S10, when K. ! I S. Cable became the executive cf the . j btink. Last May Mr. Greenawalt re- j je'gxed and became second vice presl-i With r." men on the f.oor, the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium last night was a busy place while the senior class took th"!i exercise. Many of the new members tre getting into the clashes, while j more and more of the old-timers are i petting id, and the result is the most i e-txusiuEiIc classes the old building ' hs ever housed. The class hour is j always too short, and it frequently happens, as it did last night, that the men continue their work for perhaps twice as long a period as is required, and then quit, hungry for more. A date has been closed for the new basketball team for Thanksgiving day. They will make a trip to Ottumwa nt that time, to play on Thursday even ing with the strong aggregation of players at that association. Physical Director Clevett was formerly connect ed with the Y. M. C. A. at Ottumwa, and he Is nat'-ral'y anxious to make a good showing with his team from Rock 4 it- "" T If.. I 'r ."-'-i w j ' f V 7 zn3 1. j - : 4 1 f i i i t 4 I T 2 tr I f 4 1 i iiMni.tl-psn(nn)ns i II HWWiOHwl SHIM Hi, s K '-vJ,v HEAVY BRONZE DOORS OF MAIN ENTRANCE. hunting dogs, who contend that muzzles cause the latter to fret and result in the animals being of no use when the muzzIeB are removed and the chase begins. Although railroad officials say that there have ben very few cases of babgagemen being bit ten by doga, the "boss cf tho bag gage car" ia net rejoicing over the possibility of a new pair cf trous ers being torn by the teeth of some insurance deposit law of the state of Illinois. City Mart for Springfield. Springfield, 111., Nov. 21. Bullev Ing It will reduce the high rout ol living, the city comrnlwdon of Spring field yesterday arranged for the es tabllshment of a city market when the people can buy direct from ih producer. "'t - . t . , , ,' ' - f 5s. i : rO . ' k '.', ; ii I',' L I ,1 , m r" -NM si 1 1' , - .5 .r-2 --a. . . ' rr I si l a a i r , , sk u. - i . . 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