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THE ARGUk" FRIDAY "JUliV 23, 10
I importsiinit i
. Notice i
The contractors inform us that it will be from
20 to 30 days before it will be possible for us to
make use of the additional room we are to have
Vat the rear of our, store. As fall goods are be
ing shipped daily and under present conditions
it is utterly impossible for us to take care of
same on account of lack of room. WE MUST
MAKE ROOM and do it quickly.
All summer goods must be -disposed of in a
:..V i .
. Children's Summer Caps, sold up to 25c,
' for ......... .... .:....; V
.. Children's linen and duck Tarns and. Hats,
sold up to 50c . .
Children's spring and fall Caps, sold up
to 50c 25c
Boys' and Children's Straw Hats, sold up
to 25c ..... 4.; JQq
! 50c Tudor and Play Suits, .
' ; Boys' Blouse Waists, the best 50c waist
JtV iUiU tiOto JBlUWillC SJVVliXUO
. v ..... 25c
i ......... .-, .. . . - . ' ; , i ' .- -.' - - i
Boys' Ki-Ki Bloomer Pants, sizes 4 to w :
-i ft nnlv .
- . . ..... . . i . , i . . . jyr;
V Boys 'and Youths' Long Pants, sold up , -
;to$4 ...... , ... ......
.Black Cat Stockings , . , ',
, " 25c quality . . . . . . .'; V. i.. . . . . .
20c quality . . : . . V. . . . . . 1
t .1 5c quality v. . .. . .
y-( Men's . 25c Fancy Hose ,
Men's Ki-Ki Pants and Jackets, .
' each i
Wilson Bros, and Elgin $1.00 and $1.25 Colored
' Shirts, plaited or plain .
. Wilson Bros, extra quality $1.50
...Shirts ... . . ...
i-Men's fine mercerized Shirts, collars attached, in .
-cream, tan, gray and white, $1.50 qualities . . .4 .$1.15
; 25c Underwear. . , . . -. ;.. . .... . . . V. .9C
' 35c Underwear .". . ; ..y.. . . ... . ..... . ,25c
oue Underwear, Any color 39c
; 33 1-3 . off, on StrailatSi: ; c; v: ;
' 25 off on Soft and Stiff Hats.
25 off on Outing Suits and Pants.
20 off on Trunks and Suit Cases.
Mens, boys' and children's suits reduced
from 20 to 50.
All summer goods must be disposed of in a
hurry. It will pay you to lay in your next sea
son's supply, t
Look For the Big
arable father wad badly;involfid,-ti
were other matters with whicbMr.
Smith had had tuvch to do.
The high standing which the self-
confessed embezzler had had in the
community ed many to .wonder to
what extent the law Would ho Lnvok-
Jed in punishment. "The ouestion was
Now in 72d Year, He Pleads to arrest shortly
IS NOT OPPOSED
Allowed to go to
' Home in East.
STOflY OF HIS D0WNFALL1
Misuiproi-iatiou of MouejK ICutl'iist'
cd to iUm by Ureutoit.
conceded. He was admitted t6
000 bail, and went east with his fam
ily' to spend the summer at Newton
Center and Boston. The grand Jury
indicted him on all counts, seven for
larceny -fry embezzlement, and fo,r
for perjury. He pleaded-guilty ' 01.
Sauiuel Francis - Smith, former
mayor of Davenport, for whom the
Iowa board of pardons has recom
mended an unconditional release, is
now in his 7 2d year. Ho has served
Ave years.; '-.-His. health is failing
and ho wants to die in his old home
in Newton Center, Mass. If Gove
nor Carroll signs the pardon, it is
stated he will leave immediately for
S. V. SmHh has had a remarkable
career. As a youug man he came
west from the Massachusetts home of
his parents, in the 'CO's. He jelerked
in a furniture .store, entered the' law
office f Judge Crant one of the lead
fng Jurists of Iowa's early flays, to
study law, was admitted o -a partner
ship, and theu, by a single-stroke
of good fortune, saw himseir and
his partner , become independently
wealthy in a day.' ",
BlK Ural la Ilallroad Bondit.
Judge "Grant ' believed that the
blocks' of railroad bonds yoted by . a
tier of counties in Jowa to help the
building of. the present Rock Island
system . across . the state were valid
and worth their. face. Most of the
counties had repudiated "them and
they were ' regarded generally as
worth little more than so much pa
per. Grant & Smith bought all they
could get of them, and got about all
Of them. Then they went to the
supreme court of Iowa and got a
decision declaring them jalid and,
collectable with interest. One morn
ing they awoke to find themselves
famous and wealthy.
Mr. Smith took a trip to Europ?,
returned to Davenport, built a pal
atial home surrounded by a block of
ground as beautiful as t park, and
there lived in state until he turned
it over to his creditors wheu the
Since the t day when the decision
of the; supreme court, came .to ; him
saying," 'Youf railroad bonds are
good ypu-need, work no more," Mr.
Smith Jui (J . posed as a man of ease
and wealth, handling ' large -estates
for his "frWuds and relatives as a di
version vbut with.; sources, of income
that placed, hini above the.oouiniQO
worries of mankind-
A Gcarniia (ihef. -
No one but himself knew that for
21 years he had been ' maintaining
the appearances of wealth and pros
perity by, converting to his own use
the large trust .funds placed in his
care. . . ' :
When he sent wedding presents
to his relatives of large sums of
cash, when he contributed largely
to church and charity and campaign
fund, when he lent to his needy
ncighbers on easy terms, - he was
praised as the liberal open-handed
citizen- None knew that it was the
money of the. widow and orphan that
ho was giving away, or the . funds
of the cemetery association, nurtured
and protected by previous custodians
that beautiful Oakdale,. Davenport's
city of the dead, might be perpetu
ally maintained after the last lot was
C'niMh Conim at I.nxf
, Hut it js a long lane that does not
terminate somewhere, and one can
not hope to steal by wholesale ami
never be found out. After reporting
for years .cash balances that did not
exist, after fooling his clients, their
attorneys - and the courts; for years
by an elaborate- sclreme of duplicfl'
lion of mortgages and securities, the
hole finally grew too big to be cov
ered up and the opulent Mr. Smith
owned himself a bankrupt.
He turned over his $40,000 home
his stables and all he had to A. V
Vftuder Veer and V. C. Putnam,
prominent townsmen, as trustees for
his creditofs. He admitted a short
age of perhaps $30,000.
Probing into the strong boxes sup
posed to contain the securities of es
tates valued at- $ 26,000 to $50,000
the investigators found them empty.
In others they found securities that
at various times had figured in half
a doxen estates.
The ingenious trustee had been ac
customed to exhibit to. a group of
heirs a bunch of collateral repre
seating the Investment of their
laoney. The . next week anothec
group would find much of the same
securities representing their own
funds. In many estates were slips
radinr. "irtank mortgage out for
collection," which had done duty in
beading off inquiries since Mr. Smith
had Docketed the money when the
mortgage was paid off years before
' Experts put upon the books, fig
u red put shortage as follows:
TARIFF BILL FIGHT
AT END; CONCESSIONS
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to specific rates had increased the du
ties. Ho had all the. exports available
to assist in making the calculations.
Every item is to be taken up. The
work was not completed when ad
journment was taken for the day.
On Uais schedule Payee is to force
the position of his associates. If the
examination of the schedules shows
that he has been right In his; conten
tion, he will insist on the restoration
of the house ad valorem duties or re
duced specific rates. Should he be
defeated by his own associates in the
conference there will be a parting k
the ways among the house conferees.
It is possible that Payne may report
back to the house the inability of the
house conferees to agree, ask the dis
charge of the conferees, invite a new
conierencc wna tne senate and name
by resolution a' new set of conferees.
This would he a great, blow lo Speakei
Ccmion cud would answer the charge
that Cannon packed the existing com
mittee of conference " against Payne
Jmd the liouse bill in favor of the sen
ate bill and Senator Aldrich's scheme
of tariff revision.
l'njar,' Allrlili rimI Tuft Confer.
Whatever Payne's plans may be, he
would give no indication of them last
evening. With Senator Aldrich he
again went to the White house to dine
with the president.
There followed the usual conference
on the tariff with results that will an-
pcar only in the course of the compro
mise proceedings. ,
Senator Aldrich made no attempt to
limit the life of the corporation tax
When the president "first presented the
measure as a revenue producer to meet
expected deficits in the treasury. Aid-
rich consented to it, if its life should
be limited to one year. . Tho president
would not consent to this. Jast night
at the "harmony" dinner; tn question
6f the limitation of the jiiv of-this spe
cial tax was brought up. but the pres
ident insisted that it should have no
limitation. - ' ,; '
The conferees took the" niafter up
this morning with a proposition to
limit' the tax o two years. They re
fused to accept the amendment and
adopted the tax as a regular feature
of the tariff bill.' It w& .decided also
to nake "Vashington the headquarters
of the customs court of appeals, the
court to have sittings in various sec
tions of the country at cities named
in the bill.
Still Deadlocked on Kan Mnterlnl.
Many minor amendments' were dis
posed of, birt the conferees refused to
enter into a discussion of the most im
portant matters awaiting settlement
and that now hold them in deadlock.
They were .good-tenipered about it, but
unwilling still to make tho concessions
demanded by President Taft in "bis
contention' for free raw material and
the necessary reductions In many
schedules that have direct reference
to these schedules. ; , .
One of the most important of these
is hides. The president is reported to
have told a member of the house that
lie favored a reduction in harness and
saddlery from 4o per cent to -'0 per
cent, and on boots and shoes frcra 25
to 10" per cent. This is lower -than
even 1 he house bJU. '
Tho report struck terror to the
hearts of the members of the house,
who are meeting daily to register a
protest against free raw material. It
was suggested by one of their number
that if the tariff fight kept up Ion
enough there would be nothing left of
the protected schedules. The anti-free
aw material men failed to put their
opposition in the form of a resolution
to be laid before the president..
Alexander Sheaff, trusty .'
I d i ikej . ;Bi,ai9 --.a......
Bersie estate . . .........
Isabella Sheaff, trust . . .
Oakdale cemetery fund . .
I . -a;i ... , . ... ..... .-.$120,498
Besides this tne estate of his veu
Washington, July 23. The presl
t .-. - v. ...
imon & Landauers Bie
Annual Clearance Sale
ontinues to Attract Interest
r rom every part or tle city comes a
hearty response to this great twice yearly
sale. Even people from a distance know
that whn the S. fe? L. says the real sale
of the season is in full swing its time to get
busy and buy liberally under the, most
All of July ano! August is "sale time" at this .busy
store. ' An absolute clearance is4 expected and to this
endu regular prices; are abandoned and reductions
made1 that must and will accomplish the desired result
Don't side-step these bargains
We've mentioned some of them before, but they're good enough to bear
repeating. And there's hundreds of more just as good. .
: 25 off Ion all MenVanb! Youth'sFancy Suits k
'..'.."., , 25 off on: Boys and Children V Clothing
; v::;25 off ffi Child rbhV Waslf Suits f
i ' 25 off oh Straw Hats and Panamas
$2.50 E.''&- W. and
Eagle shirts . $1.75
$1.50 shirts ...$1.10
$1 shirts ...... ..79
75c shirt . . ... . , .59
50c light and -dark
$1 Derby r i b e d
Union 'Shirts .. .69
50c Balbriggan ecru,
blue, flesh 35
Knee length athletic
union suits . . . . .77
Boy.s' $1.50 neckband
Children's 25c wash
able tarns 19
Children's $1.50 Rus
sian Blouses . . . .69
50c play suits . . .35
Stop at tke 35c 3 for $1 Tatle
50c Shirts Night Shirts, Underweai'Neckwcar,!:
Hosiery, Etc, at 35c-?S:lfori$l xf ct
. ' -t JLV.
dent today ' nominated " Charles U.
Crane of Illinois, envoy extraordi
nary and minister plenipotentiary to
China. The nomination of Crane was
confirmed by the senate.
COLOR LINE IS PARK
ISSUE AT CAPITAL
Social Jj'aUors May Jluycott I'uvilion
u lUvoilt t IVjuiit for Xc
i gro Dunce. . , . .
'YOWL BE SURPSISED TO 6E8
HOW YOUNG YOU LOOU WHEN
YOUR HAIR IS RESTORED TO
ITS NATURAL COLOR.
There ' so excuse far PMighdy gray or
faded hair It males you look old wKa
rou're' mot il't wuightly end embeirasuB
fay Hair Health wilt knag bade the natu
ral color mod beauty, and make your bait
brqt, lukwiaot od futt of youthful vitality.
Stop dtadmi mui lalling cut. Purely ege
table tad bennies not tye. -
M AN9 Me. BOTTUES. AT BBUGGISTS.
Bym Barflnsi Soma enres Eczema, red,
ipumm aad cbappesl handu, and an akin diseases.
Keeps akia fiea and eaft, 2Sc intgf tits. Send
2c for free oolm, "The Care of tho Skin," "The
tare nl the Hjrh."
. ahU Hy flfecCo, tUwwtk. N. J.
For Sale by T. H. Thomas and W. T.
Htrtz, Orugists. :
TRAGIC ENDING TO
ALL NIGHT SITTING
Ttfir FrcAcrick Hohler, I'aiiiaiiicnt
Speaker, Expires Suddenly at
nienT ended traRically this morning
when Sir Frederick Holder, speaker
of the house of representatives, was
seized with a fit and died soon afterwards.
Steamer Columbia to Muscatine ev
ery Saturday at 4 p. m.
Melbourne, July 23. An. all-night
sitting of the commonwealth parliai know why.
lwis' Single Biudcr costs more
than other 5 cent cigars. Smokers
SpringHeld, 111.. July 23. Springfield
society leaders are up in arms over1
the action of the trustees of the park
district in . granting negro residents the.
use of Washington park pavilion for
a dance last mgat.' The petition was:
presented to the trustees several days
;o. but was kept secret.
When the leaders, who have used the
pavilion for countless social events,
became aware of the action . of the
board the greatest indignation was ex
pressed. Washington park is located
in the aristocratic residence section of
the city. A large mtmber of negro'os
gathered at the pavilion last night in
altendancei at the dance and social
function to the-officers of the 88th
regiment, now at Camp Lincoln. The
strains of ragtime music rent the air
for several hours! " 1
Society leaders intimate that the
park will be boycotted in the future
and it may no that, events thai hav
been planned will 1e canpiW. -
Physicians state that an orange eaten before each
meal will so regulate the system as to make the call
of a doctbr a rare occurrence. ,
Oranges promote the action of the gastric juices
-aid digestion act mildly on the liver and are
wonderfully cooling in cases of fCVer. The choicest, ripest and' most
luscious oranges that reach thfe market are "Sunkist." -
Ask Your Dealer for "Sunkist"
V BT T-u i., . . . . .
i nc vaiuoroia Fruit Gtowers Exchanee label the
choicest oraWs from their 5.000 proves "Sunkist."
The delicious flavor of this perfect seedless fruit
makes yoft keen for more of its kind. Ask your ,
dealer for r Sunkist" Brand. . "
Hot leijhnade made from large juicy California lemons
(Mveetened ith honey preferred) will break up a cold.
Served hot.I; opens the pores of the skin. A severe cold may
& in une nirjhtif given tiiis attention promptly.
4-, ,, . .
Mostly Seedless 1c broken