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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1912.
FIRE DRILL TEST
f in n at
Xrvin; and Grant Buildings
i Emptied in Less Than Two
NO CONFUSION IS SHOWN
Instruction in the nse of the newly
Installed fire extinguisher, and from
the tests Just described. It can readily
be seen that as regards fire precaution
the Rock Island public schools are on
a par with those of any other city in
Ivpfls Evidence Results of Careful
Training a Trial la Ca-announced.
Is line- with The Argus editorial of
Monday- sight, calling attention to the
seed of fire- drills tn thepabUc schools,
Bnperlntendent H. B. Hayden yester
day afternoon invited a representative
of The Argua to accompany him to sev
eral of the buildings and learn from ac
tual observation Just what Is being
don In the Bock Island schools.
' Two Institutions were visited, the
Irving and the Grant. Neither of the
principals at these schools had been
Informed of the fact that a visit was
'Contemplated, It being the desire of
Superintendent Harden to take the
pupils unawares and In this way pre
sent a fair test of the fire drills. Ev
ery pupil In the Irving building was
out of doors In less than a minute
and a half after the first alarm had
been sounded, while the Grant build
lnd was emptied In one minute and
forty seconds. This is especially good
after taking into consideration the fact
that during the cold months it is de
cidedly Impracticable to conduct the
drill and ask the pupils to go out into
the cold air, and also when It Is re
membered that the new pupils who
have begun their studies this semester
have not had the opportunity to be
come entirely familiar with drill regu
lations. CONG ftOCVDS ALARM.
At the Irving school, the pupils had
Just come in from rcceBB and as soon
as they were comfortably settled, the
gong in the halt was rung three times.
Immediately after this first alarm Is
sounded the pupils arrange themselves
In lines. After a wait of a few sec
onds the second alarm was sounded.
One ring of the gong means exit by
way of the front doors, two rings
rear doors and three rings all exits.
The second alarm was three rings
and Immediately eight boys rushed
out and threw open all the doors.
These boys are known as the fire pa
trol and after throwing the doors
open, it Is their duty to stand guard
and assist any pupils who might fall
down or in any way become weak or
exhausted. Another boy has as his
special duty the care of the telephone
and in case of a fire he is supposed to
phone the fire department.
TEACHER LAST TO LEAVE.
Before the pupils leave the room,
each teacher sees to it that all of her
pupils are iu line and xhe ig the last
to leave the room. Immediately after
the dixrs had been thrown open the
pupils passed out of doors lu double
file, the smaller pupils through the
' rear exit and the older ones by way
of the front door. Although they
walked very briskly, thre was no run
ning or crowding, and perfect order
was preserved throughout. In just one
minute and twenty-five seconds after
the fire alarm had been sounded every
one of the 300 children was safely out
of the building, a record of which
Miss Witherspoon ma well be proud,
Inasmuch as tne test came without
cramt rrrii.s well traised.
The Grant building was next visited.
Here the same general good order was
preserved, there being no attempt at
rushing or crowding. At this school,
all of the 230 pupils were out of the
building In one minute and forty sec
onds. This time is slightly in excess
of that consumed at the Irving, but
the pupils at Grant school are for
the most part smaller, while a great
many of them are also new.
During the spring and fall months
these drills are practiced regularly,
and the attendant results were plainly
evidenced in the behavior of the pu
pils. JANITOR Al.0 UtSTRCCTED.
The Janitors of each school have
within the past few weeks been given
AT BANQUET OF CLUB
Trinity Men's dub was host last
night to those . who participated In
the minstrel show staged at the Illi
nois theatre a week ago. A supper
was served at Trinity pariah house
at whloh the members of the cast
and the "Woodman drill team were
guests of honor. Following the .re
past. President J. H. Barrett of the
club called for order and an infor
mal and impromptu program was in
dulged In. The opening overture of
tbe minstrel play waa sung again,
several of the solos were repeated, a
.iartet rendered several - selections
and short stories were related. In
all, a most enjoyable evening was
spent. On behalf of the club, Presi
dent Barrett expressed appreciation
for tbe services rendered by those
ho were the guests of the evening.
WILL LECTURE ABOUT
ALPS AND THE RHINE
Charles A. Payne, extension lec
turer of the University of Wisconsin,
will speak at the high school this
evening and at tbe Grant building to
morrow. The lecture at the high
school will be on "Switzerland and
the Rhine." The lecture will be il
lustrated with 100 stereoptican views
of different scenes along the Rhine,
of the ruined castles and of tbe many
beautiful scenes of the Alps.
The lecture tomorrow evening will
be at the Grant building, the subject
being "Oriental Life."
At High School
The senior play cast will meet Fri
day after school and rehearse the
first scene of the second act. The
first act has been rehearsed. All
the parts have been picked very
nicely and the members of the cast
are working diligently to memorize
The senior girle' basketball team
had pictures taken yesterday after
noon in tbe gymnasium by Waldo
Schoessel. Two pictures of the sen
ior five were taken and then the en
tire basketball squad was taken in a
Galesburg, Mollne, Mt. Carroll and
Took Island have thus far given as
surance of entering teams in the pre
liminary basketball tourney which Is
to be held here Friday and Saturday
to determine the team that will rep
resent this section of the state at the
etate championship tournament.
Aif-do Is expected to send a team also
but this morning the list of eligible
n'avprn had not bipn iwpIvpiI hv
rrincipai a. j. tsurton wno is in
cb:rge of the tourney.
Buy a home of Relay Bros.
Tri-Clty Towel Supply company.
For express, call Spencer & Trefs.
Six per cent farm mortgages. Lit
ten & Roberts, Peoples National
Comic and fancy masquerade cos
tumes, wigs and masks for balls, par
ties and entertainments. Out of town
business especially solicited. Mrs. H.
Exbom, 1630V4 Third avenue, Mollne,
111. Phone east 1268.
Tbe name of Young & McCombs
was inadvertently omitted from the
list of those who contributed prizes
to the Bethany home card party Mon
day afternoon at the New, Harper.
The firm contributed a very pretty
pin cushion as one of the prizes.
If troubled with Indigestion, con
stipation, no appetite or feel bilious.
Liver Tablets a trial and you will be
pleased with tbe result. These tab
lets Invigorate the stomach and liver
and strengthen the digestion. Sold
by all druggists.
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t to 4 p. m. 8-4 unbleached sheeting
same weight and count as Pep-
ereil, 57c value at,
t to 4 p. m. 42-inch bleached pillow
casing, the kind that sells kg
for 13o, at a yard alv
are making a lot of talk among the
beet dressed women of the three
Every woman wants a good fig
ure, but most women need a little
help to make their figures perfect.
The New Regis has done wondera
In solving this problem.
Coupled with our expert selecting
and fitting service, we are able to
give complete satisfaction in cor
recting defective figures.
In order to bring every woman's
to wear a Regis corset she ropro-
attention sharply to the fact that
duces the graceful and attractive
appearance of tbe original perfect
model over which it was fitted, for
this purpose we shall sell for the
balance of this week Regis Corsets
Those magnificent long handsome
17.00 Regis Corsets for just an
even $5 00
Those . beautiful perfect figure
building $4.00 Regis Corsets, made
with French waist line at $2.75,
note, always $4.00. This
The best $3.50 Regis Corsets, per
fect fitting and fully guaranteed,
this week for $2.45. Splendid value
at $3.503 days st $2-45
The best ever, $2.50 Regis Corsets,
3 days for $1 69
You know the $1.50 Regis almost
as well as we do. Well on Thurs
day and for balance of the week,
these splendid $1.50 Regis Corsets,
pick any size for Just a dollar.. $1
Then we capsheaf the whole by of
fering a lot of elegant $1.00 Regis
Corsets for 68
Pick any of these one of a kind, we
repeat as follows:.
3-Hour Sale of Women's Suits
Thursday from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Every suit must be sold and the prices will do tha work. No reason now why everyone should not have a
t Just 10 SUITS . J Just 39 SUITS 1 I Just 41 SUITS i
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values up to $30, come J
5 promptly for one, at '
I $8.95 .
This Is next thing to giving them away. Note the day and the houra, THURSDAY FROM 2:30 TO 5:30.
Values up to $15, pick
j rmirlr at S
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I $4.50 I
Values up to $42, go-
ing, going at
A Sale of Wool Remnants
An Abundance of Various Lengths Gathered from the
January and February Sales. First ComeFirst Served
Dress lengths, skirt lengths, waist lengths,
pieces for children's dresses, lengths from 1 to 7
yards of black and colored wool serges, batistes,
Panamas, broadcloths, mohairs, fancy checks, stripes
and plaids, novelty mixtures, challies, etc, etc.,
marked far below usual remnant prices. Many $1.00
cloths at 60c. Many $1.50 values at 75c, 58c ones
at 29c, all of them marked from a third to a half
less than usual.
Sale Begins Promply on Thursday Morning at 9 o'clock
For Three Days
$1.00 Reglg Corsets 68
$1.50 Regis Corsets $1-00
$2.50 Regis Corsets gl-69
$3.50 Regis Corsets $2-45
$4.00 Regis Corsets $2-75
$7.00 Regis Corsetg $5 00
Regis Corsets all prices, $1.00 to
$10.00, all sizes, all materials. Ex
pert corsetierres insure perfect fit
Shades Hung In
FREE OF CHARGE
Our shade department is the lar
gest in. the Trl-Cities. We guaran
tee every shade and roller which
leaves this store as to quality of
goods and workmanship. We car
ry the celebrated Cambric Brand
which Is free from oil. No trouble
on account of fading, pin holes and
cracking. We are tbe sole agents
for this best cloth for the Trl-Cities.
With all Its superiority of
appearance and wear, the price of
very little higher than ordinary oil
shade cloth. Insist on this brand
shades made from this cloth Is
for your home.
ALL SHADES MADE AND
HUNG ABSOLUTELY FREE OF
CHARGE DURING THE BAL
ANCE OF FEBRUARY.
3 New Wash
Moire Tub Silks, wash'ent
like you would a gingham,
pretty waist, dreea and shirt
stripes, 27 inches QQaft
wide, a yard d4
Mercerized fluze. & dainty
sheer barred material in
white grounds with dots,
squares, rings and other de
signs in colors,
a yard ...........
Silk jacquards In an almost
endless variety of newer bro
caded patterns in the latest
colorings as well aa the
staple ones, a yard
28c and ..........
50c and 38c Ribbons, 25c
and 19c a Yard
Thursday afternoon, choice of 75 pieces of beautiful
Dresden and floral ribbons at 19c. Probably wont
have another lot of fresh pretty ribbons of this kind
offered to you again this season, so be on hand
promptly to get your share
at, a yard 25c and
In this collection of plates you will
find dinner, desert, pie and bread
and butter sizes, Austrian, German
and Japanese china and American
porcelain, values up to 20c take
your pick at 8
8-inch crystal glass salad bowls,
new designs which look like real
cut glass, each 19
Decorated china water Jugs in a
variety of beautiful decorations,
marked for this sale 39
About 75 beautiful china salads In
Havlland, Japanese and German
china, many of which sold for
$2.00 take your pick at 89
For the Women
Book Stamped corset covers made np
and ready to embroider, fancy
goods section, each 504
Stamped pillow cases In new Una
of patterns for embroidering, a
A new assortment of round lace
collars In baby Irish crochet
l to 50
Ribbon rosebuds, worn for neck
wear or corsage ornaments, each
50c and 25e
Rajah bead necklaces In hanj made
bead work, look like real snakes,
New ribbon rose trimmed wash
bags with pure linen cord han-
Dainty linen wash bags, trimmed
In wooden beads $3.73
Hand made bead coin purses, very
new, very handy $1.00
These tor Thursday and
Friday in the
Oil of Joy furniture polish, the
best for all kinds of new and old
furniture In 3 sizes, 1.00, 50c, 19
Oil of Joy dustless dust cloths.
Oil of Joy dustless mops. They
are ' wonderful polishers for var
nished or hardwood floors....
China nest eggs, a dozen 19
The brass King wash boards, spe
cial price 29J
72-lnch best quality galvanised
poultry fencing, yard 10
Hardwood clothes line props, 8
foot long, for this time 9
All Carpets and
. Furniture at Re
Have yon taken advantage ot
the money saving opportunity now
presented In. thig great February
Sale of Carpets, Rugs and Furni
ture? Everything at GreaUy Re
NEW MILLINERY "
Miss LaPorte is now in New York with her ear close to
this end of the Paris and London cables. As a result we are
receiuing many of the most delightfully chic and fascinating
new ultra fashionable styles, which breathe of refinement
and good breeding. In the new hats. Milans, Hemps and
fancy braids predominate.
Women who are keeping in touch with 4he new millinery
developments accord much high praise to these fresh arrivals
Embroidery Flouncings at
a Big Saving
Thursday at 9:30 o'clock for the day, 1500 yards of
27-inch and 45-Inch embroidery flouncings, both
Swiss and nainsook, in dainty baby Islrsh crochet ef
fects and rich English eyelet work, for Thursday
only, choice at 88c a yard. A big saving QQ
for you here yard ". 99C
DEATH BLOW TO
RACES ON RIVER?
That's What Peoria Commo
dore Holds Ruling of Asso
ciation Secretary Means.
ONLY CHEAPER BOATS IN
Complaint of Official Is That
Wealthy Easterners Have Been
Copping the Cash.
of the Western Power Boat associa
OSBORV WHITES LETTER.
"To show how widespread the sen
timent against Secretary Kidder's
statement reaches, the following let
ter from President E. S. Osborn of the
Western association is herewith re
produced: "Chicago, 111.. Feb. 15, 1912. Com
modore A. T. Griffith, Peoria, 111: I
saw in the News the other night a no
tice that the Mississippi Valley asso
ciation are restricting the type and
size of the boats entering their races.
What are they trying to do kill the
speedboat game? I agree that we
A. T. Griffith, commodore of the Peo
ria Motor Boat association, writes as
follows in the Peoria Herald-Transcript;
"A death blow has been dealt to
high class speed boat racing under
the auspices of the Mississippi Valley
association If an Associated Prees dis
patch from Ia Crosse, Wis., Feb. 12,
can be credited.
This dispatch quotes Secretary 1W.
V. Kidder aa stating that no eastern
capitalist, or powerful boat building
concern will be permitted to partici
pate in Mississippi association regat
tas in the future and that limitations
will be placed confining racing to a
cheaper class of boats. He complains
tbat wealthy easterners and engine
builders have captured all the money
IIIRTI THE ASSOCIATION.
"Just the instant the Mississippi
Valley association fears to meet the
world in the motor boat racing game.
just that Instant the association will
cease to be recognized aa a factor in
the racing world. Eastern men never
won 10 cent piece at a Mississippi
river regatta, unless Cleveland and
Clndnnattl are classed as 'eastern' cit
ies. Tha initial regatta was iron by a
Fort Madison man; the next by boats
from Clinton, lows the third by a
Belleme, Iowa, man, and the last by
"Western association races held un
der the auspices of the Illinois Valley
Yacht club in Peoria have been won
by easterners. They were welcomed
to these contests and they always wm
be welcomed in contests held under
Ivy dub colors, or under the ensign
No matter how much hard
luck one may have be can al
ways "come back" if he has the
snap and ginger of good health.
Right food is the most es
sential factor of health.
Grape - Nuts
is made of wheat and barley
and furnishes In the right pro
portions the elements nature
needs for keeping body and
brain at their best.
Look for "The Road to Well
viile" in packages of Grape
Nuts. This famous little book
and Grape-Nuts have helped
thousands and may help yon.
"There's a Eeason."
P os turn Cereal Company, Ltd.,
Battle Creek, Mich.
should have restricted classes for club
racing, but for big annual speed boat
events, they should be turned open
and allow the men to go the limit.
People who go to see a speed boat
race go to see fast boats; you can see
a launch race any time. There is no
satisfaction going to a speed boat race
and seeing a parade ot family
launches, when In other sections of
the country speed boats are tearing
up tbe water and breaking records.
Yet it is the Mississippi Valley asso
ciation's business, and none of mine;
but their action puts the town out of
the circuit tbat I hoped to see estab
lished this year.
REGATTA FOR CHICAGO.
"It is practically 6ettled that the
next annual W. P. B. A. regatta will
be held in Chicago. It looks now as
if we would have about $30,000 to
spend, and we will have a naval week
here iu Chicago, with marine parades,
fireworks, races; In fact, the biggest
event of the kind ever pulled off In
the country. Every cruiser on the
Great Lakes that can make the trip
will be here and plans will be made to
arrange for river boats to be taken
care of. The racing men will not be
at a cent of expense for handling their
boats after they reach Chicago. They
will be taken off the cars and put in
the water and taken out aa often as
desired without charge.
Very truly yours.
(Signed) E. S. OSBORN,
DAVENPORT TO BE PITIED.
If this ruling of W. V. Kidder holds
good the city of Davenport, where the
next Mississippi regatta is to be held
in July, is to be pitied, for that city Is
already making preparations to enter
tain a regatta of national importance.
which now apparently is to be con-1
verted into a semi-local affair.
"Just how the fixed racing rules of
the association have been so awiftly
Juggled is not understood, either.
These racing rules were made under
the regime of R. H. Combs aa presi
dent and were drafted by a commit
tee composed of Thomas H. Webb of
Peoria, Major Meigs of Keokuk and
Charles P. Hanley of Muscatine. They
provide an over-all measurement as
tbe only restriction in the four recog
nized classes. They are open to the
world. They form part of the consti
tution of the association and if they
have been altered no formal notices
have been sent out to that effect.''
HAWKS BEST THE
HIGH SCHOOL FIVE
West End Settlement Team
Piles Up Lopsided Count
of 40 to 14.
ROUGHNESS MARS GAME
Tremann and Rwanson Put Out for
Engaging in Fistic Encounter
on the Floor.
In the basketball game at the high
school last evening between the West
End Settlement Hawks and the high
school quintet the Hawks had little
trouble In defeating the high school
boys, the final count being 40 to 14.
The battle was unusually rough and
near the close of the first half Arno
Tremann, center for the high school,
and Paul Swanson, his opponent,
were put out of the game by Referee
V. C. Hall for indulging in a fistic
encounter. Both players had been
using rough tactics and Mr. Hall
thought it best that they retire be
fore any serious trouble developed.
As Coach Corneal had no suitable
substitutes to put in, Frank Wilcher,
a post-graduate student at the school
and a member of last year's five,
was called upon to help them
out, but the Hawks ' protested his
playing because his name was not on
Itbe eligible list. After much argu
ing It was finally decided that Bliss
Ricke, a member of the freshman
team, should go in, although his
i.ame is not on tbe eligible list.
In all. Coach Corneal used ten
men in the game, two of whom were
CLOSE AT THE START.
The first five minutes of play were
fast and fierce, and the game took
on the air of a good one as neither
team was able to score. But tbe
team work of tbe Hawks soon
brought them something and at the
end of the session they led 15 to 3.
Verne Pratt was the only high
school player that scored in this
period, he registering three foul
throws. In the next half the high
school boys took a decided brace, but
it proved only to be a spurt, and the
Hawks were soon scoring as heavily,
as they had in the first period. Ar
thur Swanson, placing forward for
the West.Enders, was the individual,
star of the game. The lineups and I
High School Forwards, Pratt,
Behnamann, Reeves and Brough;
center, Tremann and Behnamann:
guards, Klttilsen, Chalk, Rlncke and'
Settlement Hawks Forwards,:
BarVer, A. Swanson and Johnson;
center, P. Swanson and Barker;
guards, Ackerman and E. Swanson. !
Summary Field baskets, A. Swan-,
sen, 8; Barker, 5; Johnson, 4; P.
Swanson, 1; Klttilsen, 2; Behna-
mann, 1; Brough, 1. Referee, Hall, j
The curtain raiser between the.
Angels and the Devils resulted in ai
33 to 23 victory for the Devils. The
game was fast and rough, like tbe ',
big contest. Brough was the star for
the Devils with seven field baskets :
and a foul throw, although Ernest
end Jay Mac.Manus ran him close,
seconds. Neussill got five baskets for j
the Angels, while Budelier registered!
four. The teams lined up as follows: i
Devils Forwards, Neussill and
Whisler; center, Budelier; guards,
Coulter, Empke. McNeil and Rlncke. j
Angels E. MacManus, Brough and j
Swanson, forwards; Benson, center; j
J. MacManus and Wilcher, guards. ,
RATS and KHCE i
a snre eziennVfiaW cf rats, silee,
cockroaches and ail vermin. Get the .
L gen alas.
Money Back if it Fails.
25c aod 31.0&
Sold by Druggist Everywhere.
guars.' Cectrto Pasts Co-Chteaga.B.