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THEvKOCK ISUlNB ARGUS
WEDNESDAY, JUXE 29, 1010.
BOY IS DROWNED
AT PORT BYRON
Harry W. Johnson, Unable to
Swim, Ventures Too Far
Into the River.
WADES INTO A STEP-OFF
Ralph Skelton, Com pan i an, Nearly
Perishes In Heroic Effort at
Port Byron, June 29. (Special.)
Harry W. Johnson, aged 12 years, son
of Dr. and Mrs. H. W. Johnson, was
drowned In the Mississippi here yes
terday afternoon at 4:30. The body
was recovered 10 minutes after the
An hour before the fatality the John.
Bon boy, with a companion, Ralph
Skelton, aged 11, went for a swim.
Skelton Is a fine swimmer. He struck
out for the middle of the stream, leav
ing Johnson wading a short distance
from shore. Suddenly he noticed the
latter disappear. He knew that he
could not swim, and, realizing that he
must have dropped into a step-off, has
tened to his rescue.
, The Johnson boy had gone down and
risen twice before his companion
reached his side. When he rose the
third time Skelton took hold of him
and struggled towards shore.
Secures Death Grip.
The Johnson boy secured a death
grip on his rescuer and the boys dis
appeared under the surface twice, as
they were locked together. The Skel
ton lad, seeing that it meant death for
both unless he was able to release the
grip that his playmate had upon him,
fought desperately for several minutes
before he could free himself, and he
was nearly exhausted when he reached
land. He cried for help as he swam
away from the Johnson boy, and three
men responded. They pitched Into the
water, but when they reached the spot
where the drowning boy was last seen
he had gone down for the last time,
and they Immediately set about to re
cover the body.
Spending; Day With Father.
. The Johnson lad made his home with
his mother in Erie, the parents living
apart. Yesterday morning he came to
Port Byron to visit for the day with
his father.- Coroner J. F. Rose con
ducted an inquest.
Dr. Johnson was defendant in a suit
recently dismissed in the circuit court
wherein Dr. John Weiss sought to en
join him from practicing medicine in
Port Byron and vicinity. Dr. Weiss al
leged a contract with Johnson in which
the latter agreed to retire from the
Seld. The action was dismissed on
notion of the attorney for Dr. Weiss
' A summer girl
3he wears a saucy hat
And her feet go pit-a-pat
As she walks;
And the sweetest music slips
From her saucy little lips
When she talk3.
She fascinates the street
With her gaiters trim and neat,
Made of kid ;
For they, twinkle as they pass
Like the rillets in the grass.
Her skin Is soft and white,
Like magnolia buds at night
On the bought
But for fear she'd be too fair
There's a freckle here and there
On her brow.
Dimples play at hide and seek
On her apple-blossom cheek,
And her chln. v
Shyly beckoning to you,
"Don't you think it's time to woo?
Pray begin." .
Then her winsome, witching eyes
Flash like bits of summer skies
O'er her fan,
As if to say, "We've met;
5Tou may go now and forget
If you can".
Red and Black.
Kerler & Co. make rugs.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For bus and express. Spencer & Trefz.
Dancing at Watch Tower July 4,
afternoon and evening.
LaVanway buys and sells every
thing. Telephone west 247.. ,
Trimmed hats at half price now on
sale at the Dawson millinery.
Your choice of 350 trimmed hats at
half price. Dawson millinery.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1528 Fourth ave
nue. Dr. Cora Emery Reed has moved her
ffioa on roclitonfe tn 191R-1920 Fourth
Celery plants can be had at O. A.
Schaffer's, . Twelfth .street,. South
Rock Island, old phone 1341.
. The largest and most complete line
nf trimmed hats In town is now on
Bale at half price. Dawson millinery.
Genuine Elgin creamery" butter 35
cents ' a pound at F. W. Moeller's gro
cery, 1328 Fifth avenue. "Phone west
The Cooperative club of Young &
McCombs' will give the second of the
series of summer dancing parties at
the ' Watch Tower inn Wednesday
evening. ... i
' We have farms In the vicinity of I
. Rock. Island, 111. v
Rack Island, IU ' Rock Island, Illinois. Rock llnd, 111. Rock Island, III.
Rock Island, III.
For The 4th Of July
Three Days of Extraordinary Value Giving in Dress
-Accessories and Home Comforts to Help In the Celebration
of a Common Sense Independence Day.
Planning for a Common Sense 4th
Not in years has there been so much Fourth of July shooting
so far in advance of the Fourth. Perhaps our American explo
sive natures will thus blow themselves out and we can all settle
down to a COMMON-SENSE two days' holiday over the Fourth.
When the Declaration of Independence was signed, John
Adams said it would be celebrated by posterity with the ringing
of bells and blowing of whistles and general exhilaration. This
prophecy has come true. Isn't it about time that we settle down
to a MORE COMMON-SENSE observance of this historic day?
The United States has few holidays compared with those of other
countries, and we should make the most of them.
Most families appreciate the danger in powder and dynamite,
and would like to get away from the sputtering, banging danger
ous Fourth, but don't know how. The way to get rid of anything
is to substitute SOMETHING BETTER in its place. Make it
a family day, begin now to plan your diversions, your games, get
your wife and sister something cool to wear and look for your
own comfort. '
- This store is open from 7.30 a. m. to 5.30 p. m. these days, with
hundreds of bright .cheerful, helpful men and women to help you
get ready if you feel like takingour suggestions.
Make Yourself Cool and Comfort
able "The Fourth
In one of our extra well
made Hammocks ata modest
The following are a few
of the many selections to be
had in our Hammock section.
LARGE JACQUARD DIAMOND
SHAPED PATTERN HAMMOCKS,
size 84x36 inches with" throw back,
tufted pillows, deep valance, conceal-'
e& spreader at head, and finished with'
tab ends; for Thursday, Friday and
HANDSOME ORIENTAL COLORED
HAMMOCKS with tight hard canvas
weave, large sewed down upholstered .
pillow, priced Sl-48-
TIGHTLY WOVEN HAMMOCKS with
full valance,, stationary. pillow,
spreader at head and dividing spread
er at foot, Sl-25-
HAMMOCK CHAINS, TESTED TO
1,500 LBS., perfectly safe, easily put
up and taken down, come In 3 ft. and
6 ft. length and sell respectively at
25 and 50 Pair-
R. & G. Corsets
Toull remember that this week we are devoting special atten
tion to the famous R. & G. Corsets. They are good corsets we're
selling the superb R. & G. Dollar Corsets all week for 69c, only 69c.
Our corsettlerre will fit ell R. & G. corsets 6old this week, whenever
desired, except those sold at 69c. R. & G. Corsets are all prices from
$1.00 to $5.00 with the maker's guarantee back of every corset sold.
Come in the forenoon when convenient, as our fitters can give
longer time to details or fittings and explanations of "how to wear
your corset" than during the busy hours of the afternoon. We'll fit
you just as cheerfully with a dollar or dollar and a half corset as
with one at a higher price. You can spend anywhere from one to"
five dollars for an R. & G. Corset and get full satisfaction in either
cage- - '
The new corset is lower, in the bust than it was last year. The
waist is long and the hips are narrow, straight and long.
Silk and lisle chantecler stockings are a decidedt craze at the sea
shore and other resorts. '
Tkis store will be closed all day
Monday, July 4tk. SKop Early.
Some of the Bargain Wonders for
the fast and furious selling in the women's
ready-to-wear department, only three buying days left
before the holiday.
$16.50 Lingerie Dresses, $10
A number of beautiful styles at this price, Tunic effects
or pleated skirt modds, English eyelet and other embroid
ery trimmed, really, worth to $16.50 for 310.00. . .
Silk Dress Special at $12.75
Made of foulards, taffeta, changeables, messalines, solid
colors, stripes, etc., etc., all beautifully made and trimmed,
up to $18.00 silk dresses at $12.75. . - , .
The New Slip Over Coats, $3.50
Fine new models, made of French linen, pure linen and
ramie, very attractive, $8.50, $6.50, $5.00 and 93.50.
Wash dresses of dots, stripes, checks and figures in hand
some patterns, Dutch necks trimmed with lace, high necks
trimmed withiembroidery, etc., unusual dresses at a most un
Cross bar muslin waists, with the new Elizabeth neck,
three-quarter sleeves, $1.25.
Lingerie waists with full fronts of embroidery, cuffs of
tucks and insertion, most extraordinary at 95.
ONE of the most attractively
gowned women attending the
horse show at the South Shore
Country Club, was a popular actress appearing in one
of the most widely discussed productions of the season.
Her costume has been elaborately described in thhe soci
ety columns of the papers and farther stating that the famous
Regis corset was the foundation, over which the modist's art
had been so successful. -
The "Horse Show" of
the South Shore country
club was a show of "big
hats." The tremendous
dimensions of the big
black hats has set a new
record for size and attrac
tiveness. Fashion Is quite insist
ent that the parasol and
stockings must mutch the
gown, though the shoes
may be of a different color.
We are showing these immense black hair and
azore braid hats in a variety of most bewitching shapes
anb new correct lines.
Ladies' Knit Underwear, Cheap
LADIES RICHELEIU RIBBED VESTS,
p ure cotton thread 10S
SADIES' JERSEY RIBBED VESTS, lace
trimmed, 22c values at 1JV
LADIES LISLE THREAD VESTS, lace
t r immed vests, 32c values at 25
LADIES UMBRELLA DRAWERS, lace
t r immed, &0c value, special for three
days, only 37
LADIES' UMBRELLA . UNION SUITS
lace trimmed, 10 doz. $1.23 suits, marked
special at SI OO-
In the Muslin Underwear
TWO PIECE COMBINATIONS, lace trimmed, regular 3.00 values at
PRINCESS SLIPS, beautifully made, skirt part tucked and lace
trimmed, underlay has dust ruffle, Si-95-
WHITE PETTICOATS. Wherever one or two of a kind are left we
have combined them in one lot, so can offer 52.25, J2.50 and $3.00
petticoats at Sl-87-
SPECIAL CORSET COVERS, 25c, 39c and 50
DRAWERS, NEW MARCELLA STYLE, at 50S
Another Smash in
Wash Goods Prices
for these three days
Two big lots (about 6000 yard) of the season's best
selling wash fabrics at about one-half price.
Values vp to 25c at 12c
150 Pieces of Printed Wash Goods
Representing several broken assortments of some of our best leRtng
lines such as printed Flaxona and kandkerchief linen lawns, dotted
and barred Swisses, Irieh dimities. Primrose Jdatistes, Silk Ginghams,
Persian Batistes, French Organdies, Btrlped Tissues, etc., t&. Just
the right materials for hot weather wear, values up to 25o j ") L
a yard, at a yard 1Z2L
Values up to 48c at 19c
One big lot of seasonable wash goods made up of most of our finer
wash fabrics, and Inducing Egyptian Tissues, 811k Novelties, 811k
Diagonals Imported Scotch Madras, 8atln Stripe Dimities, Printed
poplins. Novelty Suitings, etc. etc, representing some of the most
desirable lines In our wash goods department, worth up to 48o a
yard, at, a 1Q
10 A. M. Limited quantity of short lengths of fancy serpentine
crepes, 18c value, T6r
a yard ZU
2:30 P.M. Another lot of thos pretty Persian cotton Ql
challies, 15 yard limit, a yard
Some Seasonable Items for the Fourth
MEN'S FOULARD SHIRTS, soft -collar attached, la tan and bine, aa
extra value at CON
FINE MERCERIZED PONGEE MrRT, soft collars, la tan. white,
gray and blue, often sold at U5, -we price them 87a
FINEST 80J8ETTE AND MERCERIZED MADRA8 8HIRT8, soft
collars. 4n tan, blue, -whit and gray, beat values, at $3.00, $LC0 and
MEN'S UNION 8UITS to.vary
style, sleeveless, short tleeros and
long sleeves, knee or ankle length.
In fine mercerized and lisle thread,
1-3 under price, ask to see them at
$1.50, $1-25, $1.12 and SI 00
MEN'S ATHLETIC UNDERWEAR
shrita coat style, drawers knee
length, made of fine crepe, Panama
cloth, nainsook and dimity, the
coolest made at $1.00. 76c and
MEN'S FINE cellular meh shirts
and drawers, each, only 32
MEN'S BALBRIGGAN UNDER
WEAR, shirts long or short sleeve
drawers double seat, choice 25 S
MEN'S JERSEY RIBBED SHIRTS
AND DRAWERS, choice of blue
and Egyptian, best value at SOC
MEN'S LEATHER BELT8, In tan,
gray and black, new designs for
this seasoj at $1.00, 75c and 50S
MERCERIZED WASH FOUR-IN-HAND
TIES, tbuular style, all the
new designs, 25C-
L t eJt Jt
- t-1- t yr J
Bargains in Linen Department
CROWDED. On account of the
upward trend in linen values we
plcaed very large Import orders
last January for June and July
deliveries. These linens are in
tended for the coming fall and
winter selling and Importers
would not carry them later than
July. They are now arriving
and are crowding us for room.
We are offering borne very de
decided bargains for balance of
this week to effect the neces
sary readjustment cf space.
EXTRA HEAVY 70 INCH
CREAM TABLE DAMASK, new
patterns, worth 94c per yard,
for balance of this week, yard,
HEAVY SILVER BLEACH TA
BLE DAMASK, 6r,e valu.e while
it lasts, this week. 50d Per
2'2 YARD WIDE LINEN for
suits, ppecnl for three days,
SI OO I"- i'ard-
FULL BLEACHED 72 INCH
SATIN TABLE DAMASK, usu
ally $1.00 per yrda, to make
room for now goods which are
crowding, 7fc per yard, only
FINE PURE BLEACHED and
silver bleached full width $1.25
quality table damask, balance of
this week, per yard, SI OO
A FEW ODD NAPKINS, dinner
size, assorted patterns, very
cheap, per doz.. S2 50
40 DOZEN GOOD SIZE all linen
napkins, until gone, per dozen,
21 INCH NAPKINS tn half doz
en lots, no cloths to match, the
half dozen, 65S
NEW CRASH SUITINGS In all
the new shades, 36 inches wide,
for these thro days, 60c qual
ity, per yard 3GC
FINE WHITE LINEN for suits
and waists, 36 Inch wide, per
Timely Specials in the
Fancy Work Department
FINISHED TAPESTRY s PIL
LOW SLIPS In Oriental stripes
for porches and campintrr 25c
values for three days 17S
EXTRA FINE TAPESTRY
SLIPS, usually 60c. complete
RED, WHITE AND BLUE
CREPE PAPER for table deco
rations, roll 15.
ONE LOT OF 15c DECORAT
ED , PAPER, for spreading on
the ground for pioiic dinners,
Parasols For the 4th
It will help to make the Fourth
comfortable and plorious by
carrying ono of these beautiful
Parasols White I.lnenc. wide
embroidery insertion. fancy
wood handles, very special at
COLORED LINEN rnd novelty
parasols, very handsome widi
hemstitched edge, worth $1.75
to $2.50, for the Fourth. Sl-48
Store Closed Alt Day
Monday, July 4th
Hosiery For Hot Weather
and at prices that will tempt you
WOMEN'S IMPORTED S JMMER WEIGHT LISLE HOSE, full fash
ioned Hermsdorf dye. double toles and wide garter tops, these 39c
hose, per pair 23S
WOMEN'S MEDiliM WEIGHT very elastic ribbed hose, a real hosiery
bargain at 12c PaIr-
Silk Automobile Gloves
KAYSER'S AUTOMOBILE GAUNTLET SILK GLOVES, bpautiful
ly silk embroidered on gauntlet, we have Just four sizes: 6, 7,
that is why we will sell the3e $200 gloves for, a pair, J)8.
Aledo, Edgington, Mathersville, Port
Byron, Barstow, Joslin, Rural and Mi
lan, all counties in Iowa, and an es
pecial snap of 160 acres at Gibson,
Iowa. Bear & Foster.
Bear & Foster being connected with
the Northwestern Land company of St.
Paul, Minn., are in a position to locate
you in the best corn belt in South Da
kota, Call 'at our office and we will
help you to own your own farm. Bear
The party seen taking a package con
taining sewing materials, linen, scis
sors, etc., in one of the stores in town,
will please return to Putnam's or Mc
Cabe's, to avoid trouble. No Questions
IS NO CONTEST IN
H. H. Cleaveland and A. G. Ander
' son Are Unopposed at Polls
H. H. Cleaveland and A. G. Ander
son, candidates for membership "in
the Rock Island board of education,
were unopposed at the annual elec
tion held yesterday. The total vote
cast was 12 2, unusually light, indi
cating , that taxpayers generally are
satisfied with the two men proposed,
as well as with the non-partisan
system represented in the
personnel of the board. Messrs.
Cleaveland and Anderson will suc
ceed F. C. Denkmann and Dr. J. W.
Stewart in the school board, the
terms of the latter expiring the pres
ent month. Mr. Cleaveland is a res
ident of the Fourth ward and Mr.
Anderson's home is in the Seventh
"It cured me," or "It saved the life
of my child," are the expressions you
hear every day about Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy.
This Is true the world over where this
valuable remedy has been Introduced.
No other medicine in use for diarrhoea
or bowel complaints has received such
general approval. The secret of the
success of Chamberlain's Colic, Chol
era and Diarrhoea-Remedy is that It
cures. Sold by all druggists.
PINCHOT FOR GOVERNOR?
Pittsburg Paper Uooms Kx-Forcstw
ast Independent Candidate.
Pittsburg, Pa.. June 29. Gilford
Pinchot was boomed for the governor
ship of Pennsylvania as an independ
ent anti-ring candidate last night by
the Pittsburg Leader, the personal or
gan of former Senator William Flinn,
one-time republican boss of Pittsburg
and the leader of the anti-Penrose fac
tion. The paper intimates that the
suggestion of Pinchot comes from
Oyster, Bay and promises that if
Pinchot is made the nominee Roose
velt will stump the state Tor nrm.
Pinchot's home is at Milford, Pa. A
mass meeting of independent voters J
will be held tonight in Pittsburg arid
the Pinchot boom will be put forward
at this meeting. Alex P. Moore, owner
and editor of the leader, has been in
the confidence of Roosevelt for some
Married by Judge.
. Benjamin F. Butler of Essex, Iowa,
and Miss Addie M. Cox of Wyoming,
III., were united l i marriage yesterday
afternoon by County Judge R. W. Olm
sted, The Judse also tied the matri
monial knot for Ray C. Goodman and
Mis Lulu Perry of La Harpe, 111.
A Word to the Wise.
A very small amount of money will
start you to own a home anywhere in
South Dakota. Pear & Foster.
All the news all the time THE
ARGUS , ,
TRIED TO POISON CHILDREN
Knox County Mother, Insane, K
Brought to Walcrtcmn llopital.
Mrs. W. L. Magee of Galenburg has
been placed in the Watcrtown hospital
for treatment for insanity. Monday
afternoon the woman, who U a
widow, gave her two little children
poUon, but later saved them by giving
them an emetic. Early yesterday
morning she gave them another dcH'i
and then set fire to their bed. Neigh
bors saw the flames end rescued thi
children and their mother, who con
fessed to the poisoning. Prompt ac
tion, saved the children's lives. She
gave no reason for her act and yesttr
day afternoon a commission of doctor
pronounced her Insane.