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A WIDOW'S ALL
THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. JULY 5, 191T.
Afternoon Blaze Takes Wordly
Belongings of Mrs. Sarah
STARTS IN A PAINT SHOP
Disaster m 1810 Third Awinfr-i
OQter Fourth of July ,Wrk of
Che Red Fiend.
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The Leading Clothiers
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Fire broke ant at S:lf y. n
terday beck of J. C. Stevens' paint
chop. 1810 Third a venae, destroying
the contents at the rear of the build
ing and spreading to the second floor
occupied by Mrs. Sarah McGrath.
where it destroyed all her household
foods together with $49 in paper
money which she eared from the
earnings of herself and two
daughters. One of her daugh
ters is employed as clerk at
Young tt MeCombs' department
tore. The other Is employed by the
Paridon Wall Paper company.
rABLE to sucrauf.
' Mrs. McGrath was In the rear
room when she noticed smoke corn
tag up by the back door, but
she hardly thought tt could be
Are. However, she stepped to the
door and the flames rolled up so that
her daughter Sarah, who had Just
stepped out and who had started to re
turn was unable to enter. She ran
to the telephone, but was unable to
make herself understood. She then
ran down on the street and meeting
a citizen Informed Kn of the fire,
and be Immediately Nrned In an
alarm from a Are alarm box. Miss
McGrath started back up stairs, but
could not get to her money which
she had In the kitchen.
FLAMES SPREAD RAPIDIT.
When the firemen arrived, the
flames had Bpread so that It was Im
possible to save the furnishings of
the flat. The other floor was saved,
but the flames got Into the building
occupied by the Reddfg Plumbing
i-ompany. 1812 Third avenue, and
caused considerable damage. Wil
liam White, who occupied the rear
scorns of the second floor, lost prac
tically all his household goods.
The total damage done by the fire
will probably reach $8,000. The
.esses, however, are covered by in
surance with the exception of those
suffered by Mrs. McOrath and Mr.
White, neither of whom had a cent of
LEFT WITHOUT IHKLTEH.
Mrs. McGrath's was a heart-rending
blow. She has four children
at home, two of whom are too young
to work. Last night they were with-
out shelter " or places " to sleep. ;
The two daughters who have !
been working were unable to j
report today because their clothes ;
were nearly all destroyed by the i
Last evening Mrs. McGrath and her;
children would have been witho'Jt a;
place to sleep but for assistance rcn-j
dered her through the firm of Linlnger ;
& Meyers, who have offices In the sam
block. Mr. Meyers went to his home,
and procured bedding and fixed upj
places to sleep in the rear of his offlce j
In addition to providing sleeping quar-j
ters, the firm, aided by J. T. Marroi. ;
headed a subscription list and at 1 '
o'clock today more than $110 had been i
collected from the business men who .
contributed liberally ben the ctndl-j
tlons were set before them.
How the fire started ho one seems j
to know. The only thing that Is :
known Is that It started in or at the
rear of the paint 6hop and spread
with great ferocity.
BUST TIME FOR FIREMES.
Whether or not the Fourth bad any
thing to do with It, no less than eight
larms were turned into the fire depart
ment between 10 o'clock yesterday and
) this morning. The first was a call to
put one of those daily sawdust fires
iut, and was received by station No. 2.
The Are, as usual with fires in this lo
i ality, was probably due to sparks fror
(lit- passing trains. The next call was
to J Si in Third avenue, where probabi
SS.tiOO or more losses were suffered, as
related above. At C:10 p. m. a ca1!
came from 1324 Fifth avenue. A ehert ;
owned by Peter Beselin was on firii. ,
Nominal damages. At 9:20 a call was ,
turned in to put out a grass fire at
Thirtieth street and Tenth avenue, i
This was followed by a call at 9:50 to j
put out a fire at 2201 Third avenue, j
Shingles on the saloon run by August
Van Kerrboeck caught fire from flro- j
works. Damage very slight. i
rOTTUrtE THIS HOR5I5G.
This morning three alarms wro '
turned la in rapid succession, the first
one being at 7:25. The call came from I
1920 Fourth avenue. The residence j
owned by Mrs. Cora Reed caught fire j
in the flooring, due to beat from the j
pipe leading from the lanndry stove in
the basement. Although the pipe was
covered with asbestos, the material ;
had become somewhat worn, and dii ;
not protect the flooring sufficiently.
The fire was put out with slight dam
age, however. From here the fire en
gines were summoned to the Crown
restaurant. 1710 Second avenue. Rub
bish of the building caught on fire. No
The last was a deliberate false alarm
urned In from box No. 13. Three fel-o-vs
were seen to torn Is the alarm
ted then run. This is a serious prae
lce, and in this hot weather it is hard
'or the horses to have to mak runs
for no use. Such miscreants. If caught,
should receive the limit of the pen
alty. Fire broke out again at 15104 Third
avenue, the scene of yesterday's de
struction, about 2 p. m. today. The
It's too hot to read, long, unnecessary -worded advertisements,
what you want is prices on dependable merchandise. The best
made Clothing in this vicinity, such as Adler-Rochester, "L" System
and Woodhull, Goodale '& Bull is placed on sale today at prices that
will suit your pocket book.
NO TAMPERING WITH FIGURES.
NO JUGGLING WITH PRICES.
Your Unrestricted Choice of any Fancy Suit in our Store
understand we say "your unrestricted choice of any fancy suit in our store,"
not a few broken lots, but every fancy suit in this big store:
Worth and Sold All
15.00 to S18.00
Worth and Sold All
S20.00 to S25.00
Worth and Sold All
27.5 fo 35.0
All $35. O blue and black suits $28.00
All $30.00 blue and black suits $24.00
311 $27.50 blue and black suits $22.50
All $25.00 blue and black suits $20.00
All $22.50 blue and black suits $18.00
All $20.00 blue and black suits $16.00
All $18.00 blue and black suits $13.50
All $15.00 blue and bSack suits $12.00
60 Dozen Negligee Shirts,
Emery and Model
Sold all season for $1.00. sale price
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60 Dozen Men's Balbriggan
Sold all season for 50c. sale price
75 Dozen Emery Shirts,
sold all season
for $1.50 and $1.75, sale price
Men's 50c Neckwear,
silk and wash ties
C three for Sgfl0
MEN'S STRAW HATS 1-3 OFF
For Cash Only
That's on the
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None on Credit
Tied to Our
blaze started in a spring mattress that
had been left there, but was soon ex
tinguished. Another summons came from Janes'
restaurant. The frame porch in tat?
rear was on fire. It was extinguished
by Fred Moafeldt, who was piwrriod
with a tube of killflre and some chem
icals. FIBJES IX MOUSE.
Two fires occurred 4n Moline, One
destroying the distributing board o;
the Union Electric company, the other
at Streed & Scheppers, due to an elec
trical explosion In the t.ephone ex
change. Total losses, .."?. iOO.
All the news ail tne time Tn Argus.
Federal Receivership Refused.
E. II. Stafford retnrned from Chicago
Monday night where h. successful
resisted in the United States district
court before Judge Carpenter, the W-
tion of the St. Louis Screw company
for a federal recelYershlp in the caia
of the Swanson Manufacturing com
pany of Marseilles, 111., and for whlh
C. P.. Chapmsn of Ottawa is aireadT
recclTer under writ of the state courts
Chamberlain s Cough remedy Is sold
on a guarantee that Jf you are not tat
iefled after using two-thirds of a botlla
according tc Jlroctlons, your money
will be r"4ndid. It is op to you to
try. Bold by ail druggists.