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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 1010.
IN SUDDEN GALE
Mr. and Mrs. L. Ritchie, for
merly of Bock Island,
RESCUED FROM THE WATER
Squall of Yesterday Flays Havoc
With Craft in Mississippi Be
low This City.
Mr. and Mrs. I Ritchie, formerly of
this city and now living on the ranch
of Judge C. J. Searle near Illinois City,
narrowly escaped death when caught
In the Mississippi In a launch during
the gale that came up suddenly yes
terday afternoon. Tg accident was
one of several that occurred along the
river between here and Muscatine.
Mr. and "Mrs. Ritchie had Just left
Fairport to cross to the Illinois side
when the wind struck them and ren
dered their boat unmanageable. The
waves broke over the elde and "killed"
the engine and without any means of
proplusion the craft drifted down
stream, gradually filling with water.
Finally, when nearly submerged. It
went on a tear, from which the occu
pants "were rescued by boats from
Fairport, where their plight had been
Ctehn Clam Dlfncei.
The gale was particularly disastrous
to the shell diggers who were out in
their boats working at various points.
The only warning they had of danger
was a white line of foam approaching.
Most of them cut their anchor ropes
and got safely to shore. Charles
Yorke, a eheller at work above Musca
tine, tried to lift his anchor and his
boat overturned. He was picked up
by another man who was running for
shore in a launch. - Yorke's boat broke
loose from the anchor and was later
found below Muscatine.
Had it not been for the fact that the
wind blew directly down stream the
results might have been more disastrous.
any rate, he was broke and friendless.
The moon gazed at him coldly and
Black Hawk gave him the stony stare.
He thought he heard the lions growl
ing at him.
There 'was nothing to live for. He
had seen the, whole show. It was only
a single jump to the water. The moon
flashed a soft spot, it looked beauti
There was a splash, but curses I
The water was only two feet deep.
And It was chilly. He could lie
down, but he would probably float.
He might hold his heavy head under
neath long enough to strangle him
self, but In the meantime he' could
not withstand the shock of the cold.
So what was the use. He was be
ginning to sober up. He was such a
stranger to aqua pura that the sensa
tion drove away the parade of the
monkeys and the little tin soldiers,
and he began to think of home and
those dear to him.
J ant a Weeping; Innat.
He decided on a postponement. He
was seen to wander wobblngly out of
the square to the west, leaving a water
trail behind him.
Who he was, where he went, or
what his real trouble was, no one has
But It was probably Just a weeping
FAILS IN SUICIDE
Btrangper With Sabbath Stew
Does a Brodie Into Stencer
DEPTH IS DISAPPOINTING
So He Wanders Wobblingly Away,
Leaving Behind Water Trail
There was a midnight near-tragedy
In Spencer square Sunday, the details
of which are Just beginning to leak
The threatened victim was a six
footer with a Sabbath bundle.
He had reveled in the lights and the
music, and when the hurrah chorus
had deserted him after he had been
unable, owing to an exhaustion of his
funds, to repeat the order to the suds
dispenser, he drifted away by hi3 lone
some, and picked out a seat facing the
fountain In the square.
Whether he had any troubles other
than financial does not appear. At
Better for the same
money or dress you. as
well for less money than
can anyone else in this
Amaltowance.made if the
vest is not desired.
WHEN MOONEY STINGS THE BALL.
When Murphy bunts, and gets to first,
We cheer his feat with pride;
The ball twists slowly down the line.
And never rolls outside.
When Casey makes a sacrifice.
His deftness moves us all,
But oh, the real hi-hi-ing comes
When Mooney stings the ball I
For Mooney has a nervous way
Of handling his bat, .
The pitchers hate to watch his eyes,
They don't know where they're at.
He stands there ready with his stick
Upon the sphere to fall,
And, oh, the crowd lets out a yell
When Mooney stings the ball!
Yes, Mooney was designed by fate
To make the pitchers mourn,
The foxy inshoots and the wides
He lets pass by with scorn.
He stands regardless of the crowd
The strikes, the umpire's call,
Until the sphere floats b'er the plate
Then Mooney stings the ball!
It moves us when the center field
Pulls down the fly he's cursed.
It thrills us when the shortstop's throw
Cuts off a man at first. .
But, oh, the fierce excitement when.
The bases filled, we all
Iap up, and howl, and dance, and yell.
When Mooney stings the ball!
Kerler & Co. make rugs.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Trl-City Towel Supply company.
See A. L. Bruner for piano tuning.
For bus and express, Spencer & Trefz.
Phone dates for Watch Tower dance
hall to West 430.
Ia Van way buys and sells every
thing. Telephone west 247.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
A. L. Bruner, practical piano trjier,
742 Fifteenth etreet. Both phone?.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1528 Fourth ave
nue. Lr. J. WT. Doran has removed his
dental office to 1716 Second avenue
over Math's store.
Mrs. M. Levy, 623 Eighteenth street,
is disposing of some of her household
effects at private sale.
First class experienced cement fin
ishers, desiring out of town work and
good pay, apply with references to
Collins Bros., 412 Safety building.
The Home Fraternal league wants
a representative in Rock Island and
other cities In Illinois.' The league is
a first class order. Address D. M.
Roe, supreme secretary. La Salle, III
Old Phon 710-1.
LINC0LN TO STAY DRY
Anti-Saloon Element Swell Majority
of lew Ago by Nearly TOO.
Lincoln, Neb., April 12. By a ma
jority of 830 the voters of Lincoln at
the special referendum election yes
terday declared for a continuance of
the present dry policy In force for a
year. Last year the dry majority was
only 262. The question was put to
the people in the simplest possible
form, whether the license system
should toe reen acted or the saloons
banished for another year.
The total vote cast, approximately
10,000, Is almost a record for the city,
being exceeded only on one occasion.
a presidential year, and Interest and
excitement at the polls yesterday
equaled that of any presidential can
Clarence narrow of Chicago, former
Senator Charles A. Towne and Mayor
Rose of Milwaukee were unable to
overcome the ant i-license sentiment.
Divide Honor In California,
San Francisco, Cal April 12. The
liquor question figured In numerous
municipal elections In California yes
terday. By substantial majorities nine
towns voted "dry and six other towns
endorsed the saloons.
A Straight Vote.
The secret of the ballot is sometimes
too good to keep. "George." said the
squire, "did you vote straight, I
told your "Sure. Ol ld. sqneire. It
said oo th paper to put a X. but Oi
moinded as bow ye said 'yoat straight.'
and Oi put un straight through un
naame." London Chronicle.
Violent delights have violent end
and In their triumph die like fire and
AAWiIa. -kJ.L nn i, :
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in every walk of life; shapes for every foot; styles for every occasion; superb qualities, correct
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Exemplifying these points are the many distinctive shapes and styles in women's pumps and
oxfords the cream of the world's best makes, all charmingly new, all fashionable and all fine quality.
Select styles fashioned on the original stage last with short forepart, the
high arch and high heel; others built on the stub last, combining elegance
of style and more toe room, more freedom for the foot, more comfort.
A wide variety of models and leathers all moderately priced, $3 to $6.
xclusi ve styles in women's pumps
The accompanying illustration is specially designed from one of the many M. & K. exclusive styles in pumps
the drawing portrays the model of the pump, but gives only an idea of the graceful Unci and elegance of style
Combined with the exclusive style points of the pumps, the elegance
of finish and the novelty of design is the attractiveness of prices, $4, S4.50
Models for dress and street wear, hand welted and hand turned I Leathers are patent colt, black buck, black Russia calf and black
soles, stage last, with short vamp, high arch and high heel, newest toe. satin calf, stylishly finished, with frog ornament and ankle strap.
Misses arid children's shoes and oxfords
In footwear for misses and children,' just as in the lines for women, the new M. & K. has assembled a collection of styles to meet
every need. In selecting the shoes special attention has been given to the requirements of growing feet, to quality and to value giying
Among the good things for misses and children's
are the dainty new pumps and oxfords temptingly priced at $1.50 to $3.50.
For the Utile girls, here are good every-day shoes, made of the best and
plumpest kid skins and good solid soles, good from tip to top. Parents
will like them, especially the price part; exceptional values from $1.25 to $2
One of the newest conceits of the season for misses and children arc these
stylish jsckey Roman Sandals made in patent colt vamps, with red, white
and black tops, finished with patent leather cuffs. $1.50, $2.50 and $3.50
DEFICIT IS LESS
Postmaster General Hitchcock
Predicts Reduction in His
OF $10,000,000 FOR YEAR
Expects Bcrvice to Ultimately Be
come Self Sustaining May
'Get One-Cent Rate.
last year, a reduction of over $6,000,
000 in six months.
See Self -Sort ainInK Service.
Mr. Hitchcock bases his conclusions
on the auditor's retnrn of postal re
ceipts and expenditures for the first
half of the current fiscal, year, and on
preliminary returns for the third quar
ter of the year, which closed March 31.
"The work of reorganization." Mr.
Washington, April 12. Postmaster
General Hitchcock predicted yesterday
that the first year of the present ad
ministration would show a decrease of
over $10,000,000 in the postal deficit
of $17,480,000 handed down from the
preceding year. .
The deficit from the first half of the
current fiscal year was $4,072,000. as
against $10,285,000 for the first half ofl
1 1 We have an or-
der for her, but Jf
we don't ' know
who she Is.
Hitchcock said, "Is still In progress,
and I believe that with certain chang
es I have recommended to congress in
some of the postal laws that now ham
per the department it will be possible
in another year to place the postal
service on a self-sustaining basis, not
withstanding the tremendous losses re
sulting from the low rate of postage
on second class matter.
Cat I,eer Poitan PoMlble.
"In view of the large reduction al
ready made in the rate of jxtstal ex
penditures, I am firmly of optrion that
a proper postage charge on periodical
matter would wipe out tint only the
postal deficit, but would cause a suf
ficient surplus of receipts to warrant
1 cent letter postage."
The Call of the Biood
for purification, finds voice in pim
ples, boils, sallow complexion, a jaun
diced look, moth patches and blotches
on the skin all signs of liver trouble.
But Dr. King's New Life Pills make
rich red blood; give clear skin, rosy
cheeks, fine complexion, health. Try
them. Twenty-five cents at all druggists.
GOV. FORT CALLS DOCTOR
LIAR AT HEARING ON BILL
Aew Jcraey K eon five's Grilling of
Critic Make Sewiion Sensational
and Meeting Adjourns.
Trenton, X. J., April 12. A hearing
given by Governor Fort on Assembly
man Ramsey's bill to place only one
osteopath on the state board of medi
cal examiners ended sensationally
Mr. Lewis, a lawyer, while speaking
in favor of the bill, declared the gov
ernor had said in a public speech that
he would try as governor to maintain
the high standard of the medical pro
fession of New Jersey. The governor
demanded to know where Mr. Lewis
secured his information, and Mr. Lewis
said he got it from Dr. Luther M. HsJ
sey. Turning to Dr. Halsey, Governor
"You have been lying about me, and
this is not the first time. You lied
about me before when 1 was a candi
date for governor and have been doing
so ever since I have been governor.
You are the only man who has trld
to bulldoze me into signing this bill."
The meeting was unceremoniously
adjourned. It is considered certain
the governor wilt veto tho bill.
First Rain In 43 Dayc.
The rain which fell yesterday at
Sterling was the first of any conse
quence that has visited that place In
43 days. It was much needed.
Given lor anv iubUsc
juriou to hekh found in food
Kulung boa the use of