Newspaper Page Text
mm ft to Wwfc 8 The? nuusrtr boldsri Urine In tit .oats rest put of tbe-eitr e- glgftns tb city usiimlsslimsii in effort to hars ths Sixteenth are- M (torm Crim project qompieica for which bond wrt rated on end rftfj jAaanQofjmHhJGrtjsu V;CpiM)Iiae$; Feet Only ffcaak wonderful." qnoth flstcfcsr, Tooth ! of O he reamed his weary Jooraey on foot from Rock Island this taming. Bo has onlr to reach niaeo . within about three yearn tbno, if Ma legs hold oat, and he will receira a aam approximating $700. Thia will be the swn total of his reward tor undertaking the proposition of walking from coast to coast and return .within six Tears and nine months In an effort to beat the record hung np by Ed ward Vayaon Wanton, America's celebrated walker": Fletcher's - remark about the wonders of nature wan induced by bis particularly refreshing aieep oa the bank ot the old Mississippi laat aigfat Coder the terms of his greed eot h cannot eat, sleep nor drink laaid a house or building. The great out-of-doors has been his homo morning, noon and night for orer throe years and a half and it will continue to be for some yean more. That to. If Fletcher don't get sick la the meantime and spoil it all. But one look at this man is con riacing enough that he won't get sick. He appears about 20 years younger than he really is. As to possibility of getting ill on the way, "why he merely, shrugs his rMtsrdar three of the property -oMars presented a petition to the m commissioners, which was llfBed by a large number of the m the Ticinity ot the pro aoeed improvement. It was set forth that there are a lirn number of prospectlre home kaildera holding back Improve nenU Jn the neighborhood because of the lack of an outlet tor sewers tint would have to be constructed. It was said that not leas than 35 bones would be erected within the art faw months in case sewer fa cilities were to be bad. The property holders who signed the petition are particularly ,' .minus to obtain sewers in the southwest part of the city along, shoulders. portions or rum, sum, seTenia tnd Eighth streets and on Six teenth, Seventeenth and Eigh teenth avenues. These improve ments are desired not later than May 1. The property holders want the sewers in all districts in to alleys except on Fourteenth venae where it is -asked that the iswer be constructed in the middle of the avenue. Beach Decision Tomorrow. The city commissioners , decided thit they would bold a special matting tomorrow morning to take up all phases of the Question and attempt some solution of the prob lem. It was explained to those pre senting the petition that the high cost ot building material has been the reason tor holding back the completion of the Sixteenth avenue itorm drain. The bond voted last immner was for $75,000 but $15,000 of this amount was for the com pletion of this city '8 share of the Forty-sixth street drain, leaving Mfl.OOO for the completion of the Sixteenth avenued rain. However, by the time the bond ' lame had been put over the prices of material had soared to such heights that City Engineer Wallace Treichler estimated that the amount ' would fall short about 115,009 or $20,000 in the comple tion work. Bids were advertised tor and the lowest estimate was submitted by the Ryan Construc tion company of Davenport. The estimate for straight construction work alone would more than eat np the $60,000 fund. With excava tion work extra, and trepidation felt over the amount of rock that might have to be. removed, it was deemed by the city commissioners u uncertain proposition to 'tackle. It via hoped by postponing the granting of a contract until the middle of the winter prices might crop. ' However, . Just the opposite- has j happened. Prices are higher now than thv war last fall. The re- nits are that the city commission- SuMcJi-Kdners-Heart-Liv.er n have only $60,000 to complete a; - . . . ... Job that may cost $86,000 or $90,- Keep the vital organs healthy b7 "I have never. had to have the Services ot a doctor that I can re member." bfc said. "In tact 1 have never taken anything that re sembled medicine when I had any thing to say about Jt. Of course, long- years ago when Just a wee mite of a lad, my mother in her pna regara lor my welfare may have given me something of medi cine, but that was when I couldn't help myself." It Was 9 Below. ' Fletcher has had to face the ele ments in all their severity on this., nis return to ue coast. On his first lap he reached the Atlantic coast via southern points, but this win ter has found him wending his way through the northern districts, even into Canada. At night ' he just curls up in his blankets in a secluded nook and dreams sweet dreams. Frequently he has awak ened in the morning and had to dig his way out of a snow drift that stole upen him during the night. At Toledo he lay down with the thermometer hovering around the 6 above mark. Along about 5 o'clock it got down right uncom fortable and he had to get up. The mercury had fallen to 9 below. We could hardly blame him. b Fletcher left . San Francisco nearly four years ago. Under vthe terms of a $2,700 wager made with the American Athletic association, he must traverse the distance from coast to coast and return, a total of over 9, W0 miles, within six years and nine months, visiting all the important cities en route. As proof of the latter he is required to ob tain a letter from every chief of police and a postmark from the postmaster of 'each city. i He cannot utilize trains, automo biles, trolley cars or even roller skates on his Journey. ' He is also forbidden to. sleep anywhere ex cept under the trees. . He is not al lowed to ask for charity and his sole means- of support is -gained through the selling ot an invisible ink, which he manufactures on the road. He reached Rock Island Sunday night and immediately sought a bed on the river bank, away from prying eyes of police or chance passersby. Yesterday he risked the postmaster and the chief of police, and in the meantime sought to dispose of a few bottles of his ink in order to satisfy the cravings of the inner man. It must be some craving, too, for it generally takes a bucket ot coffee to satisfy him. At that be must eat and drink his food outside the restaurant in which he purchases it This morning be resumed his way, which will take him to Kan sas City and El Paso and then up along the California coast to bis destination. He said Davenport would be a flag stop, merely tak ing the time to get the chiefs let ter and the postmark of the city. $1,000 Per Year. Thus far be has covered about 6.000 miles of his journey and is slightly ahead' of Weston's record. Beside the wager he will receive, he will also be given sums by a rubber heel concern, whose pro duct he wears. It will net him $1,000 for each year. Carries 86 Ponnds. Fletcher totes 86 pounds of bag giige on his shoulder, and at that he is only a man of small stature. He carries the knapsack used by his father, a confederate veteran. Fletcher was born near Birming ham, Ala. ' He and Weston are the only men who ever crossed Death valley in Arizona on foot and lived to tell the tale. He did it twice with Wes ton and once "alone. He will do it again on his return. He has no set schedule. - He merely plods along over good roads and bad, picking up his dimes here and there on which to live. TED PUSTlI ofdesoi::es to-speak here Sr. Charles 8. Medbary Cst-ses as Im pet-taut Haaber eta la- gwrtaaa Lj On Friday evening in the Angus- tana college chapel, Dr. Charles S. Medbary will appear on the Lyceum course. In retard to Dr. Med bury, the Red path bureau has to say: "Among the foremost of orators is Dr. Charles S. Medbury. the elo quent and forceful pastor of the lTnlmrair-r Plant Church of Christ. ot Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Medbury Is a pastor ot what is praoaniy me larmtat mnrreealion in the middle west and the great auditorium of University church is pacsea twice each Sunday by the crowds attract- 1 aia maswrtal sermons. 'Vr. ' MMBCTV ; ha Im. recognised aa ana of k. .- pat powerful orators. During the war he made an extended lecture tMir tor Uncle Sam daring which . m apoae io uousanas ot sol diers in the various cantonments." f The lecture which he will de liver here is "The Man ot Now." This is his greatest patriotic lec ture. H haliana h. .V. um uie uiau ui now is the preeminent character in history, speaking from such a back ground as no other man has ' ever bad asd with more depending upon his utterance of anyone who has ever Bred, To meet such a day, Dr Medbary declares, will take the nobility and courage and foresight of a prophet. When Dr. Medbury - returned from his tour of the- cantonments the -congregation to which he preaches requested that he give this leCtnft! m III hnmMMnln. ."'wvi.uaius auuins. The auditorium "was packed to the " wim pansnioners ana Des Moines people to hear the popular pasotr in his patriotic lecture. The bb0-v. lug tuiivniuj morning pronounced his lecture- V.. miuu m masterpiece ot eloquence and logic. - coiiTAOio; nils HOLD LOOSECED REPORT SHOWS Total of 448 Cases Bwriac Ft. Witt tt Deaths Fewer Quarantines Being Race, There was a total of 448 contag ious diseases brought to the atten tion of the city health department anting last month, according to the report of Dr. A. N. Mueller, city health commissioner. Influenza led the list ot diseases with 259 victims. Pneumonia is next with 62 cases. Meaales is next in line with 36 eases, mumps witn 35, whooping cough 30, smallpox II. chiefcenpox 10. tu berculosis, four, and diphtheria with one case. There were 29 deaths as the re sult of these contagious diseases of which number 21 deaths from pneumonia alone. , the situation is getting better as is shown by ths removal ot 412 quarantines when only 335 quarantines were placed. Deaths greatly outnumbered births during the month. There was a total of St deaths and only 22 births. BSTCITTD, n L'L- 8aa Diego, CaL. March sMww General William P.- Darall. VJ S. A.; 73, retired, died last night at his home in Corondo, after fa ill ness ot three months. Ths body will be sent to West Point N. Y, for interment.'. .,.: i-... LOOSE-LEAF LEDGER OUTFIT , Only $5 rati khaki Kad'eg Max haves sad iades, stsadard stat: 4U. Other eutfita np te $33.00. ' Look is -our windows. CttM ia sad aak quastipaa . : , CARLSON BROTHERS,' CXR3RO Building V t MOUNE , ;" All the Argus. news all the time The WATCH THE BIG 4 REGUURHABITSIIOW; CONSTIPATION GONE Mr. Brooks Suffered for Years Telli How He Got Relief. "I have tried a treat many thimrs that baa been able to relieve me is for constipation, but the only thing t 000. -However, the whole proposi tlon is to he gone over again to morrow and will be- checked orer In an effort to find some way cut of the difficulty. As the drain now stands it has btsa completed from a point Just ran of the railroad tracks on Six taasth avenue up the avenue to Third street The work was started in 1117, but was abandoned on ac count of lack of funds. To com Plats the drain it must be extended l Sixteenth avenue to Fifth root, on Fifth street north to Fif tanth avenue, on Fifteenth avenue at to Ninth street, north on Ninth "rest to Twelfth avenue and east a twelfth avenue to Eleventh itrtet HOT STRA5GE , That the sale on Abraham's Pe as Roll is Increasing daily. Your Iwlgaent will certify. regularly talcing the world's Btandardremedy for kidney, liver, bladder and uric acid troubles GOLD MEDAL The National Rstnedy of Holland foe contoties and endorsed by Queen Wilhelmina. All druggists, three sizes. far the mm Ctt Medal mm ereq Cerreet SlMee tar Has en WTewa At Forabsrg's Walk Over Boot Shop 414 Fllteei'.h Street, Holm Dr. SefeolPs Foot Comfort (Ms rlee for sTea and Weate Milks Emuleion. I am on enly my second bottle and have to take very little of it now. Mr boweli -move regularly every morning, which they have not been doirg for a number of years. It seems like living again, after Buffering so long. I recom mended Milks Kasulsion. to two of my friends and both say it is the beet remedy they ever heard of." Elmer C. Brooks, 329 Waatungtoa reoria, 111. Constipation weakens the bewtl muscles. Salts and purgatives oalv increase this eonditioa. Ifllks Bsrat sien is a real corrective remedy. You can try it under its guaranty, with out risking a cent. Milks Emulsion is a pleasant, nn tritive food aad a corrective medi cine. It restores- healthy, natural bowel action, doing away with all need of pills and physics. It pro motes appetite aad quickly puta the digestive organs in shape to assimi late food. As a builder of flesh and strength. Milks Emulsion is strongly recommended te those whom sickness had weakened, and ia a powerful aid in resisting and repairing the effects of wasting diseases. Chronic stom ach trouble and constipation are promptly relieved usually in one day. This u the only solid emulsion made, and so palatable that it is eaten with a spoon like ice cream. No matter how severe your ease, you are urged, to try Milks Emulsion under this guarantee Take six bot tles home with you, use it seeordrng to directions ana if not satisfied with the results, your money will be promptly refunded. Price 80c and $150 per bottle. The Milks Emul sion Co., Tore Haute, Ind. Sold by druggists everywhere. SAY DID IT EVER OCCUR TO YOU' THAT IN ALL PROBABILITY YOU WILL NEVER AGAIN HAVE THE CHANCE TO SAVE - FIFTY CENT DOLLARS? DO YOU GET THAT? READ IT AGAIN AND THINK. IT MEANS A LOT . TO YOU. THEN REMfMBER IT EVERY DAY AND GET-BUSY ON THAT SAVINGS ACCOUNT I Trust & Savings Bank MAKE OUR BANK YOUk BANK Centra At Mist Campbell for aay shopping service you want. She' acts for you. H.CPetemnsSon ' DAVENPORT'S LARGEST- DEPARTMENT - STORE V Write or Telephone to Miss Campbell if you can't come ' to the store to shop. Wednesday Will Be Half Price Day in the Pre-Alteration Sale With Scores of Half Priced Specials from All Over the Store While the Sales of Silk Dresses and Top Coats at 25.00, of Mens Suits and Overcoats at 39.75. and of Aluminumw are. All Continue With Vigor Be Here Wednesday ! First Floor Silk Gloves Half Price Women's two and three clasp silk gloves, Tricto and Milanese quality, double tipped, in black, white and colors. 1.50 value at 75c. Neckwear at Half Price A large assortment of new Spring neckwear. Roll and flat collars of lace, or gandy and net Also high and low necked vestees, half price. Trimmings Half Price 18c Filet laces, edges and insertions, 4 inches wide, 9c. 15c Embroidery Inser tions, 7V2c Fitall Toilet Sets Half Price ' Khaki covered sets, fitted with articles needed for traveling and motoring. Priced regularly at 5.50 to 15.00. Just because they are covered with khaki they are now half price. Ink and Mucilage Half Price Regular 10 cent bottles at half price. . Third Floor Warner's Corsets Half Price Beautiful flesh color bro caded Warner Rust-proof corset, suited to the aver age figure, with low bust and long skirt. Sizes from 22 to 36. 6.00 corsets at jusj , one-half price 3.00 for one day only. Children's Spring Coats Half Price A collection of little coats, sizes 2 to 6 years at just half the marked prices, Wednesday. Children's Dresses Half Price Both colored and white druses, sizes 2 to 6 years. Quite an assortment at half price. Baby Wearables Half Price A collection of babies' and little children's under wear, stockings, and rub ber diapers, in broken sizes and assortments, at half price, Wednesday. Basement Bargains at Fancy China Half Price One table of fancy china, as well as brass and copper wear, half price. Tumblers Half Price 1.00 thin blown glasses at 50c a dozen. Laundry Bags Half Price 75c values for 38c Wizard Polish Half Price A 25c bottle for 13c Floor Wax Half Price A 65c, one pound package for 33c. Oaija Boards Half Price 1.25 quality for 63c. Dressed Dolls Half Price Regularly 1.00 Wednes day 50c. Inner Tabes Half Price 3.00 inner tubes for 30x3 and 30x3V inch tires, 1.50. Screw Drivers Half Price 50c screw drivers, 25c. 25c screw drivers, 13c Oh, Boys! Boys' Caps Half Price ' Fall and Winter caps, regularly 1.50. 1.75, 2.00 and 2.50 at half price Boys' Pajamas Half Price Winter pajamas, priced at 2.00, 2.50 and 3.00 at half price Wednesday. Boys' Shirts Half Price Marked at and really worth 2.00, 2.50 and 3.00 at half price. Fourth Floor Specials Plain Congoleum Half Price 9 ft. width, brown and green plain, imitation Bat tleship Congoleum. A very heavy splendid wearing felt base product that is water proof and wear proof. Reg ular 1.25 per sq. yd., at half price Wool Blankets Half Price Over sixty pairs Amana Society, North Star Woolen Mills, and Oregon Woolen . Mills, all wool blankets in plain grey, tan or white, and ,all combinations in plaids. Also Beacon and Esmond plain and plaid blankets. All slightly, soiled at the edges and folds, at half price. , Pillows Half Price V 350 pair Bed Pillows, size 17x25, filled, with fine sani tary cleaned feathers and covered with very heavy ticknig. Regular 1.35 per pair, at one-half price. - From the Store for Men Comes This Sparkling News Second Floor BE Art Needlework k One lot of discontinued models consisting of towels, pillows, dresses, aprons, bibs, etc, at half price. One lot braids, laces, fringes, etc., at half price. An assorted lot of stamped goods, scarfs, cen ters, dresses, aprons, gowns, etc, at half price. Toe San Rubbers Half Price All we have left of these popular toe rubbers, regu larly 75c a pair, at 38c or two pair for 75c qpiK V If ' 97 Overcoats and Lots of Furnishings Are Half Price 97 OvercoattHalf Price Men's good quality, stylish overcoats that were 50.00 to 75.00 in plain, belted, fancy and conservative models. Half price. - Men's Hats Half Price Broken ranges of soft hats and a few stiff hats. Good felts . in desirable blocks. Good ranges of sizes. Hats are mostly con servative models for the aver age man, have various styles of trimmings and will make excel lent every day hats for any man. With discount deducted these hats will run in price from 75c to 2.50. Collar, Half Price Odd lots . of men's soft and stiff collars at half price. Dis continued styles styles that have in most cases been dropped because we can't get them to day. AH are good collars, fair range of sizes. Former-price. 25c to 35c all at half price. Men's Caps Half Price ' A good assortment of styles and cloths in sizes for everyone. Materials are suitable for Spring. Styles are all good. These caps are from the best makers in. the country. Former selling price 1.00 to 3.00 from which 50 will be deducted. Two Special "Odd lot" Assortments One of men's underwear, both two piece and union suits in wools and cottons for both sum mer and winter wear. . It is im possible to give a detailed list of styles and sizes, but we will put into this lot all odd garments which we wish to clear out. You may find just what you want in the assortment The other lot is an assort ment of men's sweater coats. Broken ranges and soiled coats. Some with collars and some without Both lots at half price.