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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
WEDNESDAY. "AUGUST 5. 1908.
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Bryan Oay, Taft Day and Wood
men Day Are Pro
BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Automobile Races, Horse Shows and
Gorgeous Illuminations Among
Three big (lays in connection with
Rook Island's fall 'exposition were "pro
vided for at the regular weekly meet
ins of .the hoard of directors of the
project at the Harper last even
ing and plans for a day each
for the three cities were dis
cussed. The days provided for will
he known as Bryan day. Taft day. and
Modern Woodmen day. Each will be
an occasion in itself. The presidential
candidates of the two great parties
will be invited to be present, and if
they are unable to do so. the respec
tive political organizations will be re
flticsted to rend men of national repu
talion in their stead. Roth events, it
is anticipated, will bring out thousands
of people. For Woodmen day, the
head officers of the order will be the
chief attraction, the idea of the direc
tors being further to have as many
camps and forester teams attend as
Committees from the board were ap
pointed to have in charge the arrange
ments, respectively, of these special
days, as follows:
Bryan day T. J. Medill, II. P. Simp
son. Charles McHugh.
Taft day C. R. Nourse, J. W. Park
er, E. W. Lewis. .
Modern Woodmen day W. M. Reck,
J. W. Parker, E. W. Lewis.
Mn-li Work In ProitreNH.
The directors disposed of a mass of
business in general relating to the ex
position, and when the evening's work
was completed, the details for the great
enterprise were found to be w-ell in
hand. The special committee on com
pleting the lease for the Ninth street
grounds, to be known henceforth as
Exposition park, and also to confer
with the officials of the Tri-City Rail
way company with reference to light
and - other accommodations, reported
having discharged their respective du
ties. The ground lease, it was an
nounced, had been closed up, and work
on the improvements already com
menced under the direction of Mana
ger Lewis. This will be pushed for
ward without, delay.
The committee on conference with
President J. F. Porter of the Tri-City
Railway company made a most grat
ifying report, which in effect was that
I'resident Porter had evinced the lib
fial and public spirited disposition
characteristic of the street railway
corporation and had fully met the an
ticipations of the committee in the
encouragement given the exposition
project, a vote of thanks being ten-,
deied to the president of the street
railway company for his generous con
sideration of the committee's propo
sition. By reason of the concession
so received the nightly illumination
of the exposition grounds will be a
feature in itself. It will be both gor
geous and complete, and will Include
also the lighting of Eighteenth ave
nue from Eleventh street to the ex
Manager Lewis, ' with the coopera
tion of the exhibits and concessions
committees, reported a number of ad
ditional amusement enterprises and
concessions, the most attractive being
n southern plantation show, with spe
cirl band, and all were properly re
ferred for action.
Autonmlillr llaceii anil Ilortte Show.
The committee on exhibits, through
ic: chairman. Dr. Lee Silvis. submit
ted a program of automobile races and
horse shows for each afternoon,
which was approved. The committee
on publicity reported an extensive sys
tem of general advertising, including
a number of novel schemes which
likewise received the approbation o5
the board. Other committees report
The directors in conclusion laid out
plans for He winding up of most of
the general arrangements by the mid
file of the present month and ad
joinned until next Tuesday night.
FLOATER SEEN FROM
THE HELEN BLAIR
Body Observed at Montpalier Sup
posed to Be That of Carl Nissen,
Drowned at Davenport.
Passengers on the Helen Blair on
the trip up from Muscatine this morn
ing saw the body of a floater just
above Montpelier. Of course it was
out of the question for the steamer
to stop so the body was allowed to
proceed on its- way, the probabilities
being that it would be picked up
somewhere during the day.
It is believed that it Is the body of
Carj Nissen, who was drowned in the
.Mississippi in west Davenport Monday
night. Nissen had been in this
country but five months, having come
here from Germany. He has a brother,
Henry Nissen, living here. They made
their home at Jasper's boarding house,
1102 . West Second street. Monday ev
ening, in company with Jacob Fran
zenberg, "Cap" Gibbert, -Ted Meyer
and Frank Meyer, Nissen went down
to the river, as he had often done be
fore, to go in swimming. His compan
ions state he was regarded as a fairly
good swimmer, and therefore they
thought nothing of him venturing out
into deep water. Suddenly, however,
he was seized with cramps, and oefore
his companions could reach him, had
gone down for the last time and his
body was lost sight of.
At Public Sale.
The William Rinck property, two
stores and two houses on Seventh ave
nue and Fourteenth and-a-half street,
will be sold Aug. 0, 190S. at 2 p. m..
eat door, court house.
JOHN RINCK. Executor.
number of the store where so
people are securing those great
Bargains in Shoes.
You have heard about
You have read about
Your neighbors have
talked about them.
Come and get them.
Women's $3.50 Oxfords
selling for $2.50
Women's 3.00 Oxfords
Belling for $2.25
Women's ?2.50 Tan Ox- ,
fords selling for $1.65
1 lot Women's Oxfords and
Strap Slippers selling
for, per pair 95
PRESENT THIS COUPON
WI1RX ll'OJi MAKING A
PURCHASE OK $1.00 OR
MORE DURING THIS SALE
WE WII.I. GIVE YOU 30
STAMPS FREE IN ADDI
TION TO THE REGULAR
THAT GOES WITH THE
2C0 pairs of Women's $3.50 Ox
fords and Shoos placed on sale
at, only, per
Boys' Oxfords selling at 20
per cent disccunt. -
Bargains in Misses' and Chil
Men's $5 Oxfords
Men's $4 Oxf.;rds
Men's $3 Oxfords
Men's $2.50 Oxfords
selling for $1.75
THE REAL SHOE STORE,
(Not Rock Island but Davenport)
CRUSHED BY A GAR
William Gardner, Rock Island
Young Man, Victim of Fa
tality at Sterling.
BAGGAGEMAN FOR C. & N. W.
Working Between Tracks Early In the
Morning When String of Freight
Cars Caught Him. 1
Sterling, 111., Aug. 5. (Argus Spe
cial.) William Gardner, formerly a
resident of Rock Island, was killed at
2 o'clock this morning while engaged
at his work as baggageman for the
Cl.'eago & Northwestern road. He
wns run down by a string of freight
cars and his neck was broken.
Mr. Gardner was gettinz ready for
the coming of an east bound passen
ger and was between the two tracks
at the station when a caboose and
two freieht cars nushed bv an engine.
approached on the west bound track.
Evidently not seeing his danger Gard
ner attempted to Cross the tracks in
front of the "caboose and was caught
and crushed to the ground. The
wheels did not strike him. but he was
Uadly bruised and was dying when
I.riivfn Wife anil Cblltl.
The unfortunate young man. who
was 25 years of age, came here two
years ago from Rock Island. He
leaves his wife, formerly Miss Dolly
Haines of this city, and a child. He
was a most exemplary young man
and his death is a great shock to the
The victim of the Sterling accident
is a sn of J. H. Gardner. 421 Seventh
street, and the father will go to Ster-
:mg this evening to take charge of
Fair anil c-ontlnnml warm tonight nod
J. M. SIIERIER, Loral Koreonnter.
Temperature at 7 a. in-, 71 J maximum
tern pern tu re la 24 hour. !2t minimum.
V0. Precipitation In 24 bourn, traee.
Wlml veloeity at 7 . m 2 ml leu. Stage
of river at 7 a. in., G.2; a fall of .2 feet.
Height Change Rain
of since in
river last 24
feet report hours
St. Paul C.4 U .00
Red Wing 4.0 ... .00
Reed's Landing.. 4.5 0.1 .vO
La Crosse 5.8 0.2 .00
Prairie dnChien. 6.5 0.2 .00'
Dubuque 7.3 0.2 .00
Le Claire ... ... 3.9 0.1 trace,
Davenport G.2 0.2 trace i
Slowly falling stages in the Missis-1
sippi will prevail from below Dubuque
to Muscatine during the next 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Aug. 5 In History.
4G5 B. C Xerxes, the noted king of
Persia, murdered by Artabanus.
1777 Battle of Orisknny.
1804 Farrugut's battle in Mobile bay.
Mobile bay was plautcd with Con
federate torpedoes at the time of
Farragut's attack. Farragut or
dered his flagship, the Hartford,
to take the lead in order to Bhow
his coutempt for the torpedoes.
1888 Philip Henry Sheridan, general
of the army of the United States,
died: born 1831. .
1903 Russian and Japanese peace en
voys met on board the yacht May
flower at Oyster Bay, N. Y.
Sun sets 7:07, rises 4:57; moon Bets
11:32 p. in.; moon's age, 9 days.
Island City Shoe store.
Opposite Harper house.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Yellow circulars. Read them.
Look for the yellow circulars.
Read H. K. Walker's want ads.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For bua or express, Spencer & Trefz.
Godfrey's laundry gives green trad
One-quarter off oif all sporting goods
at Bennett's. .
Read the yellow circulars now be
Tin top jelly glasses 1 cent Thurs
day at McCabe's.
Quaker oats, only 10 cents a pack
age at Battles &, Co.
Jello-O, all flavors, three for 25
cents at Battles & Co.
Mason fruit jars 5. 4 and 3 cents
Thursday - at McCabe's.
E-C corn flakes, three packages for
25 cents at Battles & Co.
Wilson brand evaporated milk, six
cans for 25 cents at Battles & Co.
H. & E. fine granulated sugar, 25
pounds for fl.44 at Battles & Co.
Let Krell & Johnston do your tin
ana furnace work, 1316 Third- avenue.
Three pounds of nice evaporated
peaches for 25 cents at Battles & Co.
, isarety ooxes, rent free. , . See ad.
page 3. Rock Island Safety Deposit
IF you eat cakes
try our superior
cakes. Any kind
LUNCH in our
Room. It's cool
and saves cooking
THE Great August Cash
Event is attracting the at
tention of economical buy
ers as nothing else has done for a
long time. . .
There is a reason. Years ago
we determined to make August
the month to cash in all the goods
which should go with the passing
season. We have started the move
ment in real earnest and will keep
it going thick and fast Read
OUR Shoes cover .every de
mand of extreme fashion and also the ne
cessities of those who require long wearing
qualities. Even if wa do lose a lot of money in a sale
like this, we get a great deal of real pleasure out of
it and make many friends who are bargain hunting
and they come again and again.
In addition to the women's beautiful tans, vicf and
patent leather Oxfords now selling up to 2.50 which
we mark at 1.39 for quick closing, we take also those
smartest Russet Tan and Nut Brown 4.00, 3.50 and
3.00 Women's Low Shoes and mark H ' v
them down to 2.35. Pick quick while I
your size is here, either at $2.35 or
CHOICE of any Parasol in our
stock $1.00. Ve shall not carry over a single
parasol. Thursday at 9 o'clock and until sold
choice of any parasol in our stcck, about r r
60 of them in all to be sold' regardless I II II
of value or cost 1.00 each
WOMEN'S Suit and Coat
Values You'll Never Forget
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inese are guuuuye pntcs jii
every sense of the word.
Panama, Voile and fancy suitings made up in
pretty styles, short and medium coats with novelty braid
trimmigs gored and pleated skirts, 7
values up to 25.00, the goodbye price is. . . . O-
Handsome. Suits of Serge, Herringborte or
checked and striped materials, elegantly trimmed and
tailored many of the best models, priced ip Ci
heretofore up to 35.00, goodbye price X&mJJ
Coats. Covert Coats, full of snap, jaunty short
cut worth to 15.00, goodbye 6 92
Odd Coats. Excellent models, one O ftf
of a kind, worth to 8.75, now mJmKJVJ
Long Coats for traveling or for wear during the
cool evenings, a number of effective styles for you to
pick from at 5.00. These are coats that have been
selling to 17.50, goodbye now 7 00
TWENTY-EIGHT doz. Cord
ed Madras Negligee Shirts 37c. All the
broken lines of 58c and 75c men's summer
shirts, all neat new patterns, about 28 f
dozen all told, marked for a quick good- , J r
bye at W
TRAVELER'S Samples' of
Men's fancy Socks at less than cost to im.
port. 475 pairs of men's fancy half hose, in
fine gauze lisle, snappy jacquard and embroidered
work, many solid colors, in silk lisle altogether we
believe the most complete showing of the season's
best novelties in fancy hose 25c to 35c qualities per
pair at 18c. 50c and 75c qualities at 35c and 29c a
pair. We repeat. Thursday at 9 o'clock q
and till sold, at about half u&ial prices, . l Qp
per pair 35c. 29c and
Alpine Refrigerator, hand polished, hard
wood case., zinc lining, charcoal filled, re
movable drain pipe and shelves, 45-lb. ice capacity,
reduced from 7.75 to $5.45.
Extension Window Screens, extends to 33 inches,
reduced to 29c.
Blued Steel Ovens for gas or gasoline stoves.
Circular Lawn Sprays, heavy cast Iron, reduced
from 2.00 down to 75c.
Bright rust proof Wire Coat Hangers. 2c.
Mason's Fruit Jars with rubbers and boyds, genu
Ine porcelain lined caps, none to dealers Special
for Thursdayhalf gallon, each 5c; quarts,
4c; pints. 3c.
Jelley Glasses wilh bright tin tops, lc each-only
I c 1 dozen to customer, ecach, lc.
Best Paraffine Wax, the 15c kind. 10c.
A CHANCE Purchase of Sten
worth Medallion Pictures brings them to us
and to you at a fraction of real value. A
hundred different subjects In dainty heads and exquisite
scenery framed in oval steel heavily japanned, two
sizes. We have had them occasionally at aj .
25c and 15c these we pass alone to you Tr
-Post Card Dept. main floor.
FADS AND FASH0NS.
Following the craze for tan foot
wear and almost coincident therewith,
comes the call for ox blood shoes and
hosiery. The fashion stores are show
ing the color in oxfords, lace and but
ton boots and hosiery of many qual
ities all to match.
The lace or open work stocking re
tains its popularity with wonderful
The coat and skirt to match Is
much preferable for street wear than
a white shirtwaist unless oa torrid
A black hatN trimmed with black or
white plumes makes a charming effect
for either afternoon or evening with
any light-colored dress.
The abundance of lace for all sorts
of trimmings has never been more
marked than at present.
Polka dots are popular and adorn
nearly everything. The newest are
the large dots.
The popularity of the all white
gown now Is at its height and they are
a decided relief after the long contin
ued display of so much color.
Some decided novelties are seen in
separate waists and over Mouses, a
delightfully cool looking waist is made
of dotted muslin and finished in the
popular "Dutch neck" fashion.
Separate skirts are a necessity at
all seasons. VJust now linen, cotton,
poplin, and many other light materials
It seems no longer doubtful that
the Directoire models will dominate
Autumn fashions. Long draped sashes
and close-fitting sleeves will be much
Huge bows for the hair are more
popular now than ever. Very wide
ribbon is used, matching the gown or
The ribbon hat Is the latestNcraze of
fashion, which sprung into pronounced
popularity within a week and Is ex
tremely attractive with a thin summer
Gloves, hosiery, shoes and hats to
match are making the summer girl
the most charming personality of the
at 10c and.
Book Dept. 2d floor.
Imported English Mohairs
Worth up to 75c at 23c yd. .
Thursday and till sold we offer a
rare purchase in English Mohairs,
white with hair line stripes, plain
white and a few dark colors also
fancy wocl Suitings in light checks,
plaids and stripes p
ready at 9 o'clock and X C
tilt sold at 25c yd yes-'
SOME Hot Pricing of Cool
Ribbed Underwear. Ladies' plain and lace
trimmed ribbed Vests, pure white threadTvalue
34c while 15 dozen last. 17c.
2 1 dozen fancy lace yoke ribbed Vests, regular
15c value priced at just half, 7ic.
8 dozen Union Suits, fine lace spun lisle, all
trimmed with extra quality torchon lace regular 1.25
value at 79c.
FANCY White Goods at Less
than Half Price. Thursday we start the final
clearance of shear white wash goods.
Imported dotted Swisses, big variety of dots, some
pieces slightly soiled but most of them in f
perfect shape, sold from 50c to 68c a X f
yard clear them out quick at.
A big variety of fancy stripe and check White Goods
in the season's newest effects, sold from H
20c to 32c a yard clearing these out ZrfQ.
at per yard
About 35 pieces of figured White Goods, all this sea
son's newest designs and weaves, can be used effect
ively for curtains as well as dresses, the
lines that have been selling up to 18c a i0C
yard, for a quick clean up, all at, yard
Several hundred yards of plain Dimities, Swisses.
Nainsooks, India Linons, etc., will be found in the
above lots. Come early as possible, it will be a feast
- of white goods bargains that will not be forgotten soon.
ATE Purchase of Kayser's
Long Silk Gloves at 50c on the dollar enables
to offer 28 dozen 16-button length Silk
Gloves. In tan, brown, black, white and a r 0
few delicate tints suitable for party wear yJC
now or later at 50 under regular value, pr.
Not every size in all the colors; better buy a few
pairs while the opportunity Is here.
A Mid-Summer Sale of Mus
lin Underwear, Rich in Record Low Prices.
Night Gowns of Cambric and Nainsook,
trimmed with embroidery. lace and ribbons, in slip
over, yoke, empire and ether good styles, record
values for $1.00.
PetticoatS.A mid-summer clean-up of all
white Petticoats in any way slightly soiled or reduced
to one or two of a kind. This is your best chance of
the year in the petticoat line. 2.00 to 6.50 elegant
white petlicoats are marked 3.25, 2.39, 1.88, 1.42
and $1.00. :
Drawers.We gather all broken lines of Draw
ers that are priced to 2.25--handsome trimmings of
lace and embroidery, umbrella and butterfly styles
made of nainsook, long cloth and cambric these are
marked for this sale, 1.39, 92c, 68c and 44 C.
Corset Covers. Special reduced price lots
that will add greatlv to the attractiveness of this sale
-97c. 72c. 62c. 48c. 33c and down to 6c.
a dollar, $lf of all the . parasols now
left at McCabe's.
Now is the time to buy a glove, mitt
or anything in the sporting goods line.
25 per cent off at Bennett's.
There are some women's suit, coat
and skirt values this week at Mc
Cabe's that you'll never forget.
It's the judgment of many smokers
that Lewis Single Binder 5 cent cigar
equals in quality the best 10 cent cigar.
The men's negligee shirt bargains
at McCabe's are great trade drawers,
37 cents buys them worth to 75 cents.
The shoe bargains are money losers
for McCabe's, but money savers for
you. There Is an advantage in early
Attend the ice cream sociable given
at the home of Mrs. E. Wood, C14
Tenth street. Thursday evening. Aug.
C. Everybody invited.
Do you need a punching bag, boxing
gloves, Whitely exerciser, etc.? Now
Is the time to get them at Bennett's
sale, 1C19 Second avenue.
I must cut down my sporting goods
department to make room for my fur
and glove department. Call and get a
good giove or mitt one-quarter off at
rartment, which answered at once and
put the fire out with a few buckets of
Boys set fire to some paper In the
alley at Eleventh street between
First and Second avenues this noon
land it spread and caucht on some drv
iprross. makine a bis- smokp and cans-
F. V. Goulder and bride have re
turned from Sioux City, Iowa. !
E. E. M'cDole has returned to the
city after a vacation at Michigan and
Miss Stella Beck returned last even
ing after spending several weeks with
relatives in Chicago.
Mrs. William Scully and sister. Miss
Emma Youd, have returned from a
visit to Oskaloosa, Iowa.
F. H. Cromer, in charge of a party
o! land seekers, left yesterday for
Wessingtcn Springs, S. D. '
Miss Myrtle Schroeder returned yes
terday from a four weeks' visit with
relatives and friends in ; Beatrice,
Minn. ;..'' ':
Mrs. James C. Davidson of Detroit.
Mich., who was formerly Miss Mar
garet Eckhart, Is in the city visiting
relatives and friends. .
Mrs. Caroline Schmid, formerly of
821 Twentieth street. has taken un
quarters at the Hotel Harms, where
she will remain a couple of weeks
while preparing , to remove to X Mar
shalltown, Iowa, to make her home.
All the news all the time THE
Going Out of
THE BUILDING IS RENTED FOR DRY GOODS AND
GROCERIES. EVERYTHING MUST BE SOLD BY OCT.
1t NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY YOUR FURNITURE,
COOK STOVES, RANGES AND HEATERS AT YOUR
OWN PRICE. t OVER TWO HUNDRED COOKS, RANGES
AND HEATERS FOR SALE.
1628 Second Avenue.
Down they go. : Take your pick for1 ing a call to be sent Into the fire de-