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8 - THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY. JXTXT. 5, TH14.
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IN RIVER SWIM
Eight-Year-Old Son of Mr. and
and Mrs. Oliver Livingston
Saved by Hero.
PULMOTOR IS EFFECTIVE
Bcder Wood, Jr., Leap Into River and
Brings Drowning Lad Ashore
Get in Deep Water.
"Knuckle Livingston, the S year-old
(CD of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Livingston.
1$1 Eighteenth rtret-L had a narrow
escape from death late yesterday af
ternoon while simming in the Mis
sissippi river oil the there at the foot
3f Eighteenth street. The liltle fellow
was sporting in the water with two
other companions of about his own
Ise, while Beder Wood. Jr.. happened
to be standing on the shore watching
Ihe roungters. The Livingston boy
Tentured into water that was beyond
bis depth and immediately sank. The
first time he came up he screamed and
Struggled in an effort to save himself
Wood Leaps in Water
Seeing that the boy was in immin
ent danger of drowning as he could
not swim. Mr. Wood stripped off his
coat and t-hoes and leaped Into the
deep water striking out for the drown
ing lad. He reached him, setzed him
by the hair and brought him to the
shore. The little fellow was apparent
ly dead, being unconscious. Ir. A. H.
Arp was summoned and arrived in rec
ord time with his pulmotor. The boy
a-s brought back to life after some
moments and will suffer no serious ef
fects as a result of his narrow escape,
The boy was taken to the city hospital
but was in Eood enough condition to
leave there today.
TRADING STAMP AGENTS
FAIL TO DO BUSINESS
A couple of trading stamp agents
visited the city this week in an effort
to interest Moline business men In the
use of trading stamps, but they found
'the Plow City an extremely poor place
j in which to earn any money w ith their
proposition. The Retail Merchants'
association lias an agreement In wi:ich
it is specilTred that trading stamps of
no kind are to bo used.
Many Shares Are Sold.
The regular report if Secretary
Charles Kerns of the llonm Loan asso
ciation of this city, shows that ap
proximately 500 additional shares in
the association have been sold during
the last couple of months. The sum
of $50,000 Is now out on loans, but it
is the des'ire of the company to put out
about $100,00 or even $150,000 if pos
sible. Further efforts to dispose of
more shares w ill therefore be made.
City Hall Flooded From Top to
Bottom When Sewer
LOCAL POLICE WORK HARD
Labor to Stem Torrent From 9 O'Clock
at Night to 5 O'Clock In Morn
ing Spouts Too Smalt.
Forward the barefoot brigade!
Twas not theirs to question why,
Theirs but to bail and sigh.
Onward they blundered.
Water to right of them.
Water to left of them.
Water on top of them..
Water underneath them.
And onward they blundered.
The above lines of the old poem,
Fomewhat remodeled to fit the occa
sion, appropriately describe Moline's
hard working police department in last
night's heavy rain and wind storm.
From 9 o'clock at night until 5 o'clock
this morning the police labored under
the leadership of Chief O. M. Bisant,
for the deluge threatened to wash the
Sale oi nome baked foodstuffs Saturday afternoon from 2 to 5 everything good" for Sunday meals.
Potted plants of
all kinds in full
bloom, 10c each
FAMOUS FOR COATS AND SUITS
THE BIG STORE ON THE BROAD WALK
filled with flowers
and ferns, 1.25
new municipal building from its very
foundations, all because the architect
made & mistake. The water spouts
which carry off the water, or which are
supposed to carry it off during a rain,
nave served their purpose well that is
up until last night. When the new
building was erected no such cloud
burst as thut experienced last night
was ever expected, and the result wan
that the water spouts and troughs on
the city ball were far too small to ac
commodate the rushing torrents which
poured down the sloping roof, and the
interior of the building was flooded
from top to bottom as though it were
a mere seive.
Chief at Theatre.
Chief of Police Bisant was occupy
ing a pew at a local movie bouse, or
photo drama, as the local officers more
dignifledly call it, when the rain start
ed. As time went on it increased in,
volume, and the chief became nervous.
Down It came in torrents . un
til It seemed that the bis dipper must
have tipped over and spiled Its con
tents onto innocent MoMne.
Suddenly the chief remembered that
his pet Ford car was peacefully repos
ing in the police garage, and that
there was a possibility of that place
being flooded. He therefore betook
himself out into the raging storm
bound for the police station.
-The scene now changes to the inter
ior cf the police department at the city
hall. The desk sergeant and one offi
cer were seated caatting about the rain
and smoking. Suddenly there came a
drip, drip, drip, some place from within
street between Tenth and Twelfth
avenues was washed away and In one
place the street caved in. allowing the
heavy curbing to strike a CC-inch sewer
pipe. This was broken In several
The Staack greenhouses, 2702 Sixth
avenue, were flooded when the water
collected in a street that is being pav
ed to the rear of the buildings, and
finally escaped to rush into the green
houses. Damage is estimated at $800.
Lightning played havoc with a num
ber of high tension wires of the Peo
ple's Power company and as a result
a number of the departments in the
large manufacturing plants were clos
ed this morning. The Velie shops did
not resume until noon.
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Hugh Henry Parks Dies in Hard
ware Store Before Phy
CAUSE OF SPREAD
One Smallpox Patient Mails
Letter While Others Com
mit Thoughtless Acts.
WAITING ON A CUSTOMER
Heart Trouble Cause of Sudden De-
In Business Here for Many
Years No Inquest Held.
CooL comfortable and stylisk hot weather apparel
priced to satisfy the modest purse
Dainty summer frocks
of fine tissues, figured organdies, sheer voiles and fancy
axons in many stunning styles priced from
2.98 to $25
Beautiful white lingerie dresses
embroidered and lace trimmed deep
tunic effects low neck and short sleeves
. 3.98 to $45
Stylisk wash skirts white
and colors, $1 to 5.98
All the newest models in white pique,
linen, rice cloth and eponge wash skirts
styles and varieties almost inexaust
able every size and length in stock.
50 d ozen co ol lm gene waists.
Alterations made without extra char
frs Light aiTY and col waists of flaxons, voiles and organdies
ivri low necks and short sleeves choice at $1.00.
Va SECOND FLOOR f C .1
newest summer Mouses at
$1 to $12
elaborate creations of sheer
lace and embroidery trimmed
blouses every new material
that is light and cool for sum
mer "wear endless varieties
in a broad price range.
Sole selling agents for "Nemo corsets
-We are now showing a representative line of the famous Nemo
corset, sold and recomended only by the best class of dealers
throughout the country. These corsets meet an urgent demand
which has been ignored by other makers the so-called "natural
figure" which in its true development has come to stay; it is per
fection; it is both artistic and healthful, and well fills the require
ments of well dressed women. New Nemo models range from
$3.00 to $5.00
A few hot
weather specials in cool lingerie wear
Values to $00,
ered and lace trim
med princea slips,
material of the fin
est quality white
SfllinT Merits for "La Oreque"i
We are exclusive Molina distributors of
the famous Le Greque tailored lingerie
wear every model of which is designed to
fill soma need in the dainty woman's ward
robe lb construction and tailored flnUh la
ro perfect that they retain size and shape
for months of wear, "ha CJrequw" tailored
liigerie wear, priced from
50c to $10
15 dozen new crepe
gowns, made from
light weight crepes
In Duo laces, as
sorted tyles, all
his companion, the other officer looked
at the sergeant. " "
"Humph!" that was all, but it meant
A few moments passed and the drip,
drip, drip, continued, but it seemed to
be getting leuder with the passing of
"Let's investigate," said the ser
geant. They were about to carry out
tiie decision when the door opened and
a wet and bedraggled figure staggered
into the room, breathing threats at the. t
weather man and the fates which had
forced him out into such a storm.
The Work Begins.
The chief rushed across the room
toward the garage, but he had hardly
taken three steps when a tightened
janitress ran into the room and im
parted the information that a river vas
running into the basement of the city
"Quick men, man the pumps!" cried
the chief, and together the three occu
pants of the room rushed to the base
ment. Here it was found that the sewer had
suddenly stopped and the contents
were pouring in torrents into the hold
of the ship no into the basement of
the city hall.
Above could be heard the sounds of
dripping splashing water, and the trio
rushed upstairs to see what was wrongs
above. Here it was. found that water
was coming through the roof as
though it were a sieve, and thence
down through the floors, down the
stairs and ia every conceivable place
that water coud flow in.
All policemen cn the beats who
started to call in with reports at about
this time were instructed to make a
hasty appearance at the city hall In
order to keep the old ship from going
to the bottom. And they came, one
Kach as he arrived was put to work.
Finally they had almost all como in
and the chief decided that something
j must be done to stem the torrent that
I was rushiag Into the cellar.
"Shoes off!" ordered the chief. "For
I ward to the basement."
i Forward to the basement went the
barefoot brigade, and with mops, pails,
tin cans and brooms and other para
phernalia they fought the raging wa
ters from 9 o'dock at night until ear
ly in the morning. Much damage was
done .hut tho riititn. ...-i. - . . i.
?a'e of f . - r, v ui , ui i
i:ce department saved damage that
) might have reached into the thousands
of dollars. The city commission will
i see to it that the water spouts are en
larged and that the sewer is repaired.
Other Damage Throughout City.
While the water was flooding the city
hall, however, other places in the city
were 'undergoing a like experience. At
the McCia'n garage the roof caved in
or was struck by lightning, allowing
tho water to pour into the building.
Damage amounting to several thous
ands of dollars was doae at this place
alone, for when the piece of roofing.
wnicn was feet square, fell, it plung-1
ea aon upon Tour automobiles stored
on the second floor. One of these a
Nemo ' Jack8tn touring car, was damaged be-
junu repair, wp..e the others, a Me
teor limousine, a Midland touring car
and a delivery machine, were nearly
ruintd. Employes were forced to use
axes and chop holes in the floor to get
the water out. The furnishings on the
first floor were greatly damaged also
from the water.
At the local Y. M. C. A. the water
ficcded the gymnasium floor and men
were kept busy for several hours
sweeping It out. The basement of the
Hank shoe store was flooded and a
large number of shoes were ruined.
Basements of all parts of the city were
, The etrcet car company suffered
when the torrent of water washed
mud over the tracks on Sixth avenue
and on Twenty-seventh street. The
As an example of what the city
health authorities have to contend
with in checking the smallpox epi
demic, it was pointed out yesterday
t'.iat a member of one of the families
now under quarantine had placed a
letter in a mail zox. Through infor
mation furnished by a guard at the
house in question the letter was taken
The sergeant looked at ! fronl party receiving it immediate
ly upon its arrival and burned. It is
just such carelessness as this, accord
ing to the physiciaas and members of
the health board, that has caused the
disease to spread.
Another necessity, say the physi
cians, is to get nurses for those now
confined in the pest house. One nurse
has been secured from Rock Island
and is caring for a girl at the house
whose case is said to be considered
serious. She is suffering from small
pox in its worst form.
East Molfne and Silvis report but
one case of the disease each, while
it is believed that there are at least
50 or GO cases in Moline and Rock Island.
KNOX AGAIN TREASURER
CF STATE UNDERTAKERS
E. B. Knox of Moline was reelected
treasurer of the Illinois Undertakers
association at the close of the annual
meeting at Peoria yesterday after
noon. Feorla was voted the conven
tion for next year, Bloomington being
the only other city to extend an invitation.
All the news all the time The Argus.
Death overtook Hugh Henry Parks,
the well known local hardware mer
chant, very suddenly this morning,
while he was waiting upon a customer
in his store at 404 Fourth avenue. Mr.
Parks came to work as usual this
mnrnine shortly after 8 o'clock and a
few moments later a lady entered the
store to make some purchases. The
nronrietor was the only person in at i
that time and he started to wait upon
Suddenly the lady was surprised to
see Mr. Parks stagger, place his hand
over his heart and groan.
"What is the matter, Mr. Parks?"
asked the customer. "Shall I call a
The merchant recovered himself
with an effort and said that he was
only suffering with heart trouble, but
the woman immediately went to the
J. A. Wahlstrand grocery store next
door and summoned the proprietor, who
happened to be in at the moment.
Dies Before Doctor Arrives.
Mr. Wahlstrand returned to the
hardware store with the lady and they
found Mr. Parks suffering from terri
ble pain. Mrs. Parks was notified at
the home, 429 Eleventh street, and Dr.
W. T. Hinman was called. The hard
ware man was" made as comfortable as
possible in the store to await the ar
rival of a physician, but he died be
fore Dr. Hinman reached the scene.
Coroner R. C. J. Meyer was notified
and decided that an inquest was not
Long In Business Here.
Deceased has been in business in
Moline for a long time. He was born
June 27, 1S47, in McDonougli county,
111., and. came to this city in 1SS3, en
tering the employment of D. O. Reid &
Co., hardware dealers. Later he took
up the insurance business but not lik
ing, it returned to the hardware busi
ness, opening the store, which he own
ed at the time of his death, in 1SDG.
Mr. . Parks was a member of the
First Congregational church and also
of Doric lodge, No. 319, of Masons. He
was married in 1874, to Miss Harriet
3. Doxe of this city, who survives, to.
gether with two children. Miss Ruth
Parks at home, and Ralph H. Parks f
Chicago. One sister, Mrs. MatUe
Yaap, of Macomb, III., and one brother,
James H. Parks of Goidfield, Ne., at
so are left to mourn. t
Gus Emil Hoaglana.
Ous Emil Hoagland, 1484 Thirty-first
avenue, died this morning at 12:45 at
the home, at the age of 48 years. He
was born Juna 10, 1866, In Orion, and
resided there until 1892, when he
married Miss Emily Johnson and mov
ed to this city. Mr. Hoagland was a
member of the Swedish Lutheran
church here and the Modern Wood
men of America.
Left to mourn beside the widow are
six children, Evelyn, Carl, Theodore,
George, Reynold and John, all resid
ing in this city. Funeral arrange
ments have not been made.
NLouis Wiman, pioneer Swedish resi
dent of this city, died at his home on
Fifth avenue, at 6 o'clock this morn
ing, after an illness of several weeks'
duration. The infirmities of age
He was born July 29, 1840, In Swe
den, and came to this country In 1868,
residing in this city for 22 years. He
was retired on a pension.
Left to mourn are the widow and
five children, Mrs. Victor Swan son,
Mrs. William Karstens, Hilma, Ed
ward and Theodore, all of Moline. Fu
neral arrangements will be made later.
VELIE AID ASSOCIATION
PAYS $125 DURING MONTH
The report of Secretary George L.
Boomer of the Velie Employes' Aid
association for the month of May fol
lows: Balance from last month $408.53
May assessment 109.25
Mrs. A. Larson, death claim.... $ 25.00
Arthur Faust 33.00
HernT&'ir Barder 6.75
Vernon Sundeen 24.00
Carl Anderson 15.75
Eric Krone 3.75
M. F. Smith, salary 4.38
Geo. L. Boomer, salary 13.14
In checking account $392.01
In savings account 200.00
Balance on hand ........$592.01
Ten new members.
Total membership 433.
Women school teachers in Topeka,
Kan., receive an average salary of
$76.75 per month.
Come to Our Cool "Basement Salesroom
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Tor Cool Summer Garments
Tor House Wear
"Women tell us we have the largest and best selected assort
ment of pretty practical house garments to bo found in the
city. The way we display and show them also appeals to the
woman who likes to choose from clean, fresh, well arranged
House Dresses 69c to $2.50
From makers who are recognized as the best in the countrv.'
5 Iirettiest Stvles host m.llrinrr nnrl mn'sf nMorinol fflitiirnc Sri
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Utility House Dresses as Pictured here
q8c $1.50 $1.60 Si. 08
Considered by many the handsomest and most practical of
all. On and off like a coat with -wirlo dnnKIo fvnnts nsilv
fastened; comes in a splendid variety' of nicely trimmed models.
New Kimons 98c to $6.98
Dainty, cool, summery effects in lawn3. crepes and
silks in pretty figure and floral patterns. Utility and
regular styles are here in splendid variety.
Dressing Sacques, 25 c. 50 c, 98c
Big comfortable Cover-all Bungalow and House-Dress Aprons for
morning and kitchen wear at prices considerable less than you would
Extra Siz? Garments
Splendid assortments here for the woman who wears
larger than regular sizes.
House Dresses, to size 51 $1.25
Cover-all Aprons 59c and 9c
Extra size Gingham Petticoats 39c
Bungalow Aprons, button
down front 3UC
serona , cats were forced to stop at Twenty.
" sixth street, and it was not until late
today that the line was cleared. In
some places the mud was two feet
The curbing on Twenty seventh
Kitchen Aprons ir
Checked Ginghams ZDC
The Children 's Section
in the basement is at its best right now ready for
the summer's rush for cool wash garments.
2 to 6 years
25c to $2.9$
Oliber Tlvist Suits
6 to 14 years
W)c to IM.93
2 to 14 years
2ie and 89c
new summer wash suits for little chaps. 2 to
8Sc Ui fl.50 $1.93
Children 9s Hampers
Dozens of styles la regulation play rompers and
19c 85c SOe 7Zc 9So '
The "BeeHibe mlEk &rnercas"f.