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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
TUESDAY, JULY? 22, 1913.
SPECIAL DAY SET
Thursday, Sept. 11, Will See
Big Doings 'at the Rock
Island County Fair.
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Liberal Purse Offered for Races and
Good Premiums for the Vari
Thursday, Sept. 11, will be Rock Is
land and Moline day at the annual
Rock Inland county fair to be held at
Joslln Sept. 9-11. There will be spe
cial train service over the Burlington
Toad to and from Joslin and the
crowds will be taken to and from the
grounds by autos and hacks. The
value of the prizes offered this year
Is expected to bring a large number
of entries in all classes of exhibits
and more pplrited competition in the
racn7ind other sporting events.
IJ;,! e will be a special v attraction
ree each day in front of the
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admission will be charped on
Tufsday, when exhibits will be placed.
Wednesday morning at 10:30 there
v ill be a ball game for a purse to be
divided $20 to the winners and $15
to the losers. The fair association
will furnish the umpire. In the after
noon the following purses will be of
fered in the horses races:
2:40 trot First, $175; second,
$S7 50; third. $43.75; fourth, $17.50.
Free-for-all pace or trot First, $100;
second, $50; third, $30; fourth, $20.
Free-for-all half mile running race
Turse of $50 to be divided into three
rimr. for thibjdw.
Thursday there will be another ball
game in the morning for the same
amount of money. The racing purses
2:35 pace First. $100; second, $50;
third. $30; fourth. $20.
2:25 trot First, $100; second, $50;
third. $30; fourth. $20.
Running race, three-quarters of mile
and repeat Purse of $75 to be divided
among th three winners.
In addition to ball games and horse
race3 there 'will be foot races and
other sports conducted under the di
rection of Judson Wain wright, for
which the following prices are of
. Fat men's race, free for all over
30 years of age and weighing more
than 200 pounds First prize, $1.50
box of cigars given by E. M. Ropers,
Port P.yron; second, $1.25 buggy whip,
Kiven by Scholfeldt. Port Byron; third,
$1 buggy whip given by Charles Stew
Gills' foot race, free for all over
S years of age and under 11 First
prize. $4 silver mesh bag. given by
Lundt & Co., Moline; second. $1 cash,
given by K. L. Hanson. Hillsdale.
Foot race for girls from 11 to 16
years First prize, $6 silver mesh bag
given by Lundt & Co.; second, $1 cash
given by K. I Hanson.
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Thursday afternoon one of the lead
ing attractions will be the baby show
Held under the direction of H. H.
I aimer of Hillsdale. Prizes are of
fered as follows:
For the heaviest baby under one
year Any collapsible go-cart in the
Hore, given by Fisk & Loosley, Mo
line. For the lightest baby under one
3 ear Cloak valued at V, given by Fisk
For each pair of twins Two pretty
bonnets given by Fisk & loosley.
To each baby under one year regis
tered at Uie pavilion One pair of 60
cent shoes, given by Fisk &. Loosley.
For the prettiest baby under one
year Go-cart given by Dewend, Grilk
& Co.. Moline.
A. M. Sayre & Son offer special
premiums for Tercheron foals of 1913
Hest stallion colt First prize, $10;
second. $6; third. $4.
Best mare colt First prize, $10;
second, $6; third, $4.
Best foal, either sex, $10.
Of course there are long lists of
pri.ies for all classes of horses, cattle,
swine and sheep, for produce of gar-
the soar that Ioosena
the dirt without rubbinu
or boiling. Just soak your
wash an hour or two, or
over night in Peosta
6uds. I hen a very
light rubbing and your 1(
clothes are snow rrJj
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Men's W. "f
This is indeed the most successful sale we've had in
and well it should be when we're selling all our finest
$2.50 Grades $1.67
$3.00 Grades $2.00
$3.50 Grades $2.34
$4.00 Grades $2.66
$4.50 Grades $3.00
$5.00 Grades $3.33'
White Footwear 25 Off
in all the prettiest pumps, oxfords, low effects and but
ton boots at 25 'X off.
Head-to-Foot Outfitters p0r ManfWoman& Child
den and farm and for articles entered
by the ladies, such as fancy work, bak
ery goods, canned fruit, etc.
OF PARCEL POST
Larger Packages and Cheaper
Rates to Ee Allowed
in the Future.
Patrons of the Rock Island postoffice
axe greatly interested in the plans for
the extension, improvement and re
duction in rates of the parcel post.
The changes, which are to become
effective on Aug. 15, include an . in
crease from 11 pounds to 20 pounds t
la the maximum weight of parcels; a
material reduction in the postage rates
in the Srst and second zones, and the
abandonment of the parcel post map
as a means of computing rates and the
substitution for it of a rate chart In
dividualized to every postoffice in the
United States. The plans contemplate
the purchase of a large number of au
tomobiles to be used exclusively for
the delivery of parcel post matter.
While, for the present, the maxi
mum weight limit of 20 pounds and
the reduction In rates will apply only
to the first and second zones, from any
given postoffice a distance of about
150 miles the changes directed
constitute the first long tep towards
a universal extension of the system
and a general reduction in the rates
of postage on parcel matter.
-It is my expectation and belief,"
sa'.d Postmaster General Burleson.
"that eventually and it may be 15 or
20 years the postal service wi.l han
dle rractically all of the 6mall pack
age transportation business in the
United States. The maximum weight
limit, extended now from 11 to 20
pounds, I expect to see increased to
100 pounds, and experience may dem
onstrate the practicability of handling
the parcel business at even lower
rates than we now propose.
"In the making of extensions and re
ductiens of rates ?f is necessary for us
to proceed with caution, so as to af
fcrd ample opportunity to prepare for
the Increased business. For that rea
son we hive mad? the changes propos
ed apply only to the first and second
zones. I appreciate fully the senti
ment for an increase in the weight
Did you ever hear of anything like it?
the finest lines of men's footwear made and
are taking advantage of this unrivaled sale,
price of one. Why don't vou? Come tomorrow We have your style and
limit and a reduction in rates to all
zones, but it is necessary for us, in a
sense to feel our way."
Mr. Burleson announced the changes
"The first zone shall include the ter
ritory within the local delivery of any
office and the first zone rate of post
age will apply to all parcel post mail
deposited at any office for local de
livery or for delivery for city carrier
or on rural routes emanating from
"The second zone shall include the
remainder of what is now the first
cne together with the present second
zone, and shall include all the units oi
area located in whole or in part within
a radius of approximately 150 miles
from any given postoffice.
"The rate of postage on parcels
weighing in excess of four ounces in
the proposed first zone wlli be reduc
ed from 5 cent,s for the first pound
ani 1 cent for each additional pound
or fraction thereof to 6 cents for the
firs pound and 1 cent for each addi
tional two pounds or fraction thereof,
and the rate for the second zone wib
be reduced from 5 cents for the first
poirnd and 3 cents for each additional
pound or 6 cents for the first pound
and 4 cents for each additional pound
or fraction thereof to 5 cenjs for the
first pound and 1 cent for each addi
tional pound or fraction thereof.
"The maximum weight of parcel
post packages will be increased from
11 pounds to 20 pounds, the Increase
of weight to apply only to the first
and second ssones. No change has
been made in the size or form of the
Statistics collected by the depart
ment show that quite one-third of the
total number of parcels mailed are
j handled wibin the proposed first and
trarau iuucs, uuu we pusimusier gen
eral believes the Increase In the
weight limit and the reduction of the
rates of postage in the first and sec
ond zones, as proposed, will benefit
greatly more than one-third of the
public; and that the producer, the
consumer and the local merchant will
profit materially by the charges. He
points out, too, that the farmers, who
w ere led to anticipate much benefit
from the parcel post service, will be
afforded a cheap means of transport
ing their products direcUy to the con
sumer, and that the local merchant
whose trade does not justify the em
ployment of extensive delivery service
also will be benefited, as the system
will put him In close touch with his
At the outset it was estimated that
IVlen9s S3.00 Oxfords at $1.50
Men's $3.50 Oxfords at $1.75
Men's $4.00 Oxfords at $2.00
Men's $4.50 Oxfords at $2.25
Florsheim $5.00 Oxfords $2.50
Edwin Clapp $6.50 Oxfords 4.95
a long while
300,000,000 parcels would be handled
during the first year of the operation
of the parcel post system, but it now
appears from the statistics that, in
fluenced by the changes proposed to
day, the service will be so popularized
that the number of parcels carried
during the ensuing 12 months will be
more than double the original esti
mate. The rate sheet; which is to be used
as a substitute for Uie parcel post map
will be prepared as soon as practicable
and attached to the parcel post guide.
The rate chart, to be made for each
separate postoffice, will be worked
out from the local point of the unit
in which the postoffice is located. The
simplicity of the plan. It is thought,
will make easily determinable the
rate of postage from that unit to any
other on any mailable parcel and will
greatly facilitate the handling of par
cel post matter at postoffice windows.
Postmaster General Burleson decid
ed to purchase rather than to lease
automobiles for the delivery of parcel
post matter in the belief that the ma
chines could be bought outright and
operated by the government at much
less expense, and, at the same time,
the service would be of greater uni
formity and efficiency.
Under regulations recently adopted
the use of distinctive stamps no long
(Age 17 to 27 yearm) wishng desir
able, steady employment, consider this
exceptional opportunity; good pay,
advancement rapid; refined surround
ings and associates; Interesting.
Having learned, employment avail
able anywhere in the United States;
positions always open to experts; ben.
efits in cases of sickness, and pensions
when eligible; rapid increase in our
business has made a few such posi
tions available to those wishing to
learn, or who already know the art of
Applications should be made be
tween 9:00 a, m. and 4.00 p. m. to the
Telephone Building. 22 19th St.,
Rock Island, 111.
Telephone Building, 1612 5th Ave.,
ifi W J I
We never have Unbounded choice of
at half price. Think of it! Hosts of men
buying two pair of stylish oxfords at the
er is mandator and the public now
is permitted to mail parcels with ordi
nary stamps affixed.
The insurance fee, which originally
was 10 cents, was found to be exces
sive and an order, effective July 1,
reduced to 5 cents the fee on parcels
insured to actual value up to $25; and
a 10 cent fee is exacted only on par-
eels insured to actual valine of more
than $2a, and not exceeding $50.' Un
der this arrangement the business of
Insuring packages has more than dou
bled, particularly in the sending of
During the present month an im
mense business has been built up in
the handling of parcels forwarded un
der the C. O. D. regulation inaugurated
July 1, 1913, which is said to be prov
ing popular not only among merchants
but among the people generally.
Postal experts estimate that, with
the proposed changes in the parcel
post system in operation, the revenues
of the postoffice department will be 60
increased as to 6how a substantial sur
plus at the end of the current fiscal
DROWNING ENDS OUTING
Lloyd Rcbillard f Waukegan Loses
. Life Near Ladysmith, Wis.
Waukegan, 111., July 22. Lloyd
Robillard, adopted son of Attorney J.
K. Orvls, was drowned in a river near
Ladysmith, Wis., Sunday, while Axel
Hall, another Waukegan youth who
was his companion on an outing, had
a narrow escape from a similar fate, !
according to a telegram received from
Hall by Mr. and Mrs. John EL Hall,
parents of the survivor. John Hall is
foreman of the rolling mill at the
American Steel and Wire company.
Kalamazoo, Mich., July 22. Harold
Hawkineon, aged 16, of 5565 Jefferson
avenue, Chicago, waB drowned near
here while swimming. His companion,
Harold McKowen, aged 12, whom he
was visiting, went to his aid. Hawkin
son clasped his arms about McKowen'a
neck and pulled him, to death with
him. The bodies have not been recovered.
When the stomach fails to perform
its functions, the bowels become de
ranged, the liver and the kidneys con
gested, causing numerous diseases.
The 6tomach and liver must be restor
ed to a healthy condition and Cham
berlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets
can be depended upon to do it. Easy
to take and most effective. Sold by
aU iBsists. (Adv.)
Ties at H Price
Your Summer comfort will be added to in a pair of these smart ox
ford ties and you'll have a bigger purse, too. Half price for all ox
ford ties. -
White Pumps and Oxfords h Off
They're so stylish for Summer wear that no woman should be
i without two or three styles. " All our white footwear at l off.
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MANY ATTEND M. &
K. GARMENT SALE
LADIES' SOlTS, VALUES TO
CONTINUE ON SALE TO
MORROW AT $11.
IMPORTANT CORSET EVENT
Madame Irene and Celebrated Bien
Jolie Corsets on Sale at Great
ly Reduced Prices.
With the announcement that the
M. & K. was to Bell women's suits at
$11 it was a foregone conclusion that
the sale would be well attended. More
came than we expected but the large
r.umber of higher priced garments that
have been added to the $11 sale gives
ample opportunity for tardy buyers to
take advantage. When you look In
the w indow you'll see that M. & K. are
giving decidedly the greatest values
ever offered in stylish apparel. In this
Bock Island, Illinois
Opens its 54th School
Departments: College, Academy, Normal,
Conservatory, Art, Elocution, Business -
Our College and Academy comply with the highest require
ments of the great North Central College Association, em
tracing strictly high-grade institutions only.
40 instructors. 629 students. All nationalities. We are an American
College. Special empftnsis on English Language and Literature.
New $200,000 Library building. Expenses need not exceed $200 in
College. Wrltt v catalogue to
Gustav Andreen, President, Rok Island, Illinois.
sale there are elegant suits for women,
misses and juniors In widely varied .
lines, including all the wanted ma
terials. One of the smart suits would
be just the thing for next fall wear
for styles will be much the same.
While attending the suit sale you
will want to get the benefit of the sales
in the new departments. Of first im
portance is the great offer of the cele
rbated Madame Irene corsets at sharp
reductions $5 grades at $3.50 and
Madame Irene $8 corsets at $5.50. Al
so Bien Jolie $5 front laced corsets
at $3.50. So many of the savings
here that it'll take too much time and
space to tell about it in detail just an
Inkling of what to expect. Wash dress
es and wash skirts in a special display
at half price. Silk petticoats, klmon
as and negligees at reductions of 20
to 50 per cent. Summer waists at half
price. Children's dresses almost giv
en away. We've told you a little about
It now come. We'll -be glad to see
you you'll be glad to Bave at the M.
l K. (Adv.)
Soreness of the muscles, whether In.
duced by violent ersreisc or injury, is
quickly relieved by the nee. applica
tion of Chamberlain's Liniment Tnis
liniment is equally valuable for mus
cular rheumatism, and always affords
quick relief. Sold by ail druggists.
Year September 2, 1913
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