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THE -ARGUS. FRIDAYS OCTOBER 25.1007.
AS SEEN BY WOMAN
Miss Beeks ' Describes What
She Observed in the Pana
ma Canal Zone.
NEED FOR A CONEY ISLAND
Civic Worker Sent to Study Life in the
' Isthmus Says Workers Suffer for
.' . Lack of Amusement.
( j The report of Miss Gertrude Keek
to Secretary of Y ar Taft on labor con
dition at Panama, -was iumle public
the other day. Miss Peeks.' who 1 se--
retary. of the welfare department o
i the National Civic federation, - spent
-.five "wepkit In an investigation of af
: fairs on the Isthmus, and, while she
found many things to commend, she
also found numerous chances for con
demnation and has made as many rec
ommendations for changes.
Miss Beeks reorts that, while condi
tions have changed "almost miracu
lously" in the last two-years, there
are improvements yet to he made fo."
lieu ft h and comfort. Quarters for canal
employees are Inadequate, she rinds,
'and there Is also a shortage of family
; In the barracks of the Europeau la
borers the air space " Is not always
1 equal to ther requirement of modern
. tenement laws, and there Is no furni
ture whatever in the common 'laborers'
dormitories on which to sit when
changing clothes 'on rainy days. Many
of the three tier cots are of metal, and
the laborers have no blankets, being
unwilling to buy' them. Miss Keeks
recommends that they be furnished "by
' the -government as a means ofehcek
. lug ( piK'nmouin. the priudpal disease
j of the common laborers.
The report recommends the sale of
movable bathtubs at com mis juries for
women find children. Special "bath"
houses with hot water should be sup-'
plied for the American bachelors.
Miss Reeks reports a poor system of
inspection of materials, for types or
dered are not received. Olued furni
ture and wire screens which will not
stand the climate are constantly fur
nished" by contractors, while one grfti't
drug company Is accused of sending
adulterated medicines for the sick.
Drying rooms. Miss Beeks says,
should be arranged for all employees,
while scientific consideration should
he given to the question of removing
the, pests of bedbugs, cockroaches, fleas
and flies, which are seriously trouble
some. ' '"'
Water, the report declares, is offen
sive for' drinking unless boiled or dis
tilled, and it is recommended that dis
tilling plants be placed in all camp;
and pime water supplied. -
Miss Beeks found almost everywhere
in the canal zone earnest complaints of
the food, and In nearly every case tile
complaints were warranted. Break
fasts, she says, at. the mess halls are
monotonously cold and always consist
of a cereal, eggs, bacon, coffee and
cakes. The eggs are frequently musty,
the bacon poor and the coffee "vile."
Many of the bachelors say they have
eateu so many eggs that they shudder
when they hear a hen cackle. The
food at Ancon hospital was "fierce." A
nurse said, "Tell the president I don't
want a square deal so much as a
square meal." Complaints are made
that to get even these breakfasts serv
ed on time the employees must con
stantly tip the waiters. Miss Beeks
Art-len of Poor iunliy.
"j.heire should, be a very rigid exami
nation "of food supplies lefore being
shipped from the United States. It is
Inconceivable that any one should, be
asked to drink coffee or to eat sucli
eggs and meat as, are now supplied.
One of the most urgent reconimeuda
tidns is that 'the agricultural depart
ment be called rpoii to promote farm
ing on -the isthmus iu order to meet the
great need of fresh vegetables, milk,
chickens, eggs and fruit." .
Many of the articles on sale in the
'Thin LABEl ffTANPSFOIt U MltS
: Or" K'jWNr, ncwr
SETTLE FOR $1,000
Walter Anderson, a Moline Boy,
is Paid That Amount in Cir
cuit Court for Injuries .
BY PROPRIETORS OF STORE
Casualty Insurance Held Not to Apply,
Because of a Violation of CPHId ;..
T, .... M
waiter Anderson, the IC year old
Moline boy whose suit against Pierr
& Co., proprietors of the , New York
store in Moline. for' SlO.OOOAdaniasres
for injuries in an elevator (accident a.
the store a "year ago. was1 awarded
$1,000 damages this morning by agree
ment, and the amount was nahl nvsr
to him in court. The case involve'!
the child labor1 law of Illinois, whici
figured in the Strafford case tills week,
it being claimed that as the company
had employed a boy under 1C years of
age to operate the elevator, In viola
tion of the law. It was not necessary
to, prove that the plaintiff exercise I
dye care. Judge Gest was inclined
Jo hold the case unlike the StrafTot'l
case, and that the plaintiff, being ovr
10 years old, should be shown to have
exercised proper care. After evidence
had been introduced, an agreement
was .reached to fix the damage at $1,
InMiiranoe Not Due.
Jackson. Hurst &. Stafford appeared
for the Travelers' Insurance company,
with which the proprietors of the stor-3
carry Insurance agafust damages for
accidents. The insurance company de
clined to assume liability in the, case.
since the contract of insurance did not
cover cases arising from a violation of
law,' but an agreement was reach ?A
whereby the insurance company pai l
a portion of the damages
Magnus Nelson, indicted with Frank
Brown for a number of burglaries,
nleart cniltv to two of the charges this
f'jiMe C'onirn Hm-k.
The Oaylord case against Swift .
Co., which as stated in an Argus spe
cial from Springfield yesterday, was
reversed, will be tried again here. In
the original suit Lucius Gaylord was
allowed a verdict of $5.oou . for tlv
rK'atU. of his son. Maurice Gaylord
who was killed while at work on tkJ
construction" of the " Rock" Islands
buildings at Silvis in 1904. ;,:
!)Ia-the Moline telephone case, tb-i
court held. as. has. been held by the
circuit court here and the appellate
court, that the quo warranto and im
Jnnrtf'on suits are not the propef' renJr
cdy of the city in the ciise. which
liee'nieT to inroTve
tw Trial l.lMt.
. The following "trial fist' for next
week was set this .morning, b'y .Judge
Ges: ' , ' - i ' '.'i", .'
! MONDAY. ,
84. "Law. ' Campbell vs. C, R.' I. '&
P. Railway company.
111. I-aw. Leiby vs. Deere & Co.
Slioll vs. Dsere & Man-
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fmi& mi 1
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I Lva 3& Ms a
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L . ADLER,
BROS. & CO.
L. Adler Bros. Co.'s
Suits and Overcoats are the Best
in America at their Prices
We make this assertion with a full knowledge of the situation, -and
our opinion is that of many others who are well posted on
what the clothes-makers of the country are doing.
L. ADLER. BROS. CO.'S CLOTHES ARE
FULL OF STYLE AND SNAP
. . . . . -
They are honestly made and have no equal in the essentials of
fit and service.
We do a big business in them and our stock this season is
larger and the assortment greater than ever before.
We want to show you the new models. COME IN.
Coney Isiaiui sciieme. 'lucre could be-
hall for dancing, racing track for o-
nles. with arcbc'Vjl', golf 'and croquet'
Inside: a citdtiS Ting1 howling alleys,
shooting ifulleries. a small theater, side;
shows and possibly a lake for boating.
There' should lp shelters for resting
and for 'ilgut'lunches'. Such a scheme
itndoubtelly can' lie mnrtc a -private en
terprise." ' Hu-i - :; .
Miss Reeks shvs there- Lt no general
1 IS. Law.
12. Law. Seitz vs. Ccml Vallev
We Have Clothes for Fall
. And for you. They were built to our order
by Stein-lttocli and tailored by' thatliou&e -with
all the skill in their power. Include
among them sacks for business wear, some
remarkably fine overcoat work, with rain
coats beyond compare, and. you have our
- layout; Our line is complete, but you had
better cojne iiv-;arly"and pick tlie best.' '
Suits and overcoats $15 to $30.
Full line Sweet, Orr & Co. trousers $1.50 to $8.
Coburn vs. Moline,
& Watertown Railway
tUserlmiuation -galnst unions on th?
isthmus, but there Is a strong anti
union sentiment among officials and an
unwillingness to deal with union com
mittees, which has caused dlssatlsfac-
ttikli fllu uifm4 Ini'oiiuluttmf' In vipw tt
the fact that Secretary Taft meets the ' hea,ttny condition of the body and mind
national otlk-ials of the same organiza-
Applequist vs. ' City of.
Hedberg vs. Moline Stbna
Nelson vs. Moline Stona
Law. Brehmer vs. Stengel
Iaw. Town of Drury vs! Work-
El well vs. City of. Rocs
Island et al.
41. Law. Saalfleld Publishing corn
panj- vs. Kock Island Dally .News
Printing & Publishing company.
43. Law. Lundquist vs- Caldwe'
46. Law.. McNamara vs. Charter
Gas Engine company.
Law. 54. C3, 67, 70, 71, 73. 79. 81. S3
94, 95. 108. 112. 117, 120. 123, 124. -125,
1C. Call stopped at No. 135. '
Saturday, Oct , 26:
202. Chancery, Mauck vs. Mauc't
212. Chancery. Hall. vs. Hall.
Saturday, Nov. 2: y
219. Chancery. Gerlach vs. Gerlaci
220. Chancery. Bennett vs. Bennett,
couinilstsaries' were found by Mlsa'
Beeks to Ih of poor quality, esieclally
uhirta, , overalls, uuderwea; . and the
like, while there were no goods or gar-
incuts whatever for women and.chil
dren. of whom there are 1,200 Amerb
cans on the Isthmus." The report rev
ommenda that ample stocks of sucb
goods should be kept at the govern
The principal complaint against the
commissary department,, according to
Miss Beeks, is that "meats are not al
ways received In good condition.
MUs Beeks highly praises themain
hospitals at each end of the isthmus,
but Bhe points outjtnat, while malarial
fever is more fatal to blacks than to
whites, mosquito netting is not fur
nished to the negroes, although given
frfee to the whites. .
In speaking of amusements on the
Isthmus Miss Beeks says:
. "Comparatively few are , provided
with recreation Sunday, the one day
free for relaxation. There should be
started a largei laniusejufint; Hjirk.' a
Our Suits are Different.
Our Overcoats are Different.
pIFowu in many designs at the national
jewelry e.vposition. ''"-,
"Almost every man has an affinity,"
declared Mr. Hull In defense of his
iilea. "Those who have none are prob
ably engaged in a continual" stil taunt
for them. It appears to me that the
atbuity is the popular fad of the day,.'"
"It behooves us jewelers to keep : up
with the titues, and I cannot see. a
shrewder move than to get out a fev;
taking designs for affinity rings."
They Make You Feel Good.
The pleasant purgative effect experi
enced by aU who use Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets, and the
tion aiid confers with tlietn relative to
the conditions of their men upon the
"The president has removed one long
standing cause of irritation by order
ing the hourrt of mechanics to be mad-j
identical 1. e., eight hours but, the
situation is so complicated- that it
would be impossible to equalize, condi
tions unless n, careful study were made
by .- an' ..expert-. .labor commissioner,
whose sole .duty would be the consid
eration of labor, matters."
Vs to transportation service,, the re
port says: "1'Ue Panama Railroad com
pany, owned by the government, oier-
ates a line of steamships between New i
York and Colon. The conditions under,
which, the employes are transported
to and, from the Isthmus are simply in-
tolerable. The boats are overcrowded.
so:re staterooms poorly ventilated, the
food is nvfful. ..nd some of the shins
are unsafe. It is not too much to say
that liotu with reference to the treat
ment of the Isthmian canal employees
and the attendants of the boats the
steamship service Is a disgrace to tha
President Roosevelt has thought so
highly of the work of Miss Beeks that
he has asked her to make another trip
to the canal zone. within the next eight
months for tbe purpose of noting iha
Improvements made. A number of her
suggestions have already been adooted
by. Colonel Uoethals, chief engineer in
command of the euual zone; the canal
commission has taken under advise
ment more of her suggestions, and Sec
retary Taft has taken immediate action
Iu -the adoption of several of- her recommendations.
which they create makes one' feel joy
ful. Price, 25 cents. Samples free at
De Witt's Kidney and Bladder PilU
relieve backache, weak kidneys, and
inflammation of the bladder. Sold by
The concentration of millions
of ready money in the large
banks that feared runs has pro
duced a money famine in New
National Association of Jewelers Takes
Up the Latest Fad..
"Ouf fiancees Ijave engagement rings,
our wives have wedding rings, and
why shouldn't our affinities If he have
them, wear 'affinity' rings? was the
query with which A. B. Hull of Belu
ing, Mich., recently startled his broth
er delegates to the national retail jew
elers' convention at Chicago.
The proposition rent the meeting int
to two factions bitterly opposed to
each other, but a count of noses show
ed that Mr. Hull's supporters greatly
outnumbered the other faction, says
the 'Chicago lnter Ocean. As a result
U . Is'.teJieVed-itlie: "affinity. rjja. will
But the "bank" that makes
quick, private loans on house
hold goods, pianos, horse's, wag
ons, etc., has plenty of ready
cash and will loan you the
amount you may need, at the low
est rates and fairest terms (ever
If you need money, it wiU pay ,
you to deal with a reliable com
pany whose reputation and fair
dealings are unexcelled. Our
plans have proved to be Highest,
cheapest and most" private, ami
our customers are glad to come
Call, f rite or telephone.
1 Peoples National Bank build--Ing;
room 411. Office hours: 8
a. m. to C p. m.r Wednesday and
Saturday evenings. Telephone
. old west 122. ' ,
$9 & Up
On account of the new arrivals of Conover and H. P. Nelson Pi
anos, and Autopianos and Kingsbury Inner-Player Pianos, we
need extra floor room, and have reduced prices to the very low
est notch on every slightly used piano in the store in order to
make room at once for the new goods. This is your opportunity
to get a first class instrument at' about' half their intrinsic value.
Any piano in this lot can be bought ty. paying . .
$10 Cash" and $5
98.00 DAVIS & SON, mahagany case in splendid-condition
worth double our price.
110.00 HAINES & CO., mahogany case, been used for
, renting worth three times our sale price.
$125.00 M'CAMMON just ir f rom the repair shop has
new hammers new working parts all' through
' as good as new worth double our price.
$135.00 CHASE PIANO thoroughly repaired new ham
mers and all working parts have been renewed
as good as new worth more' than double the price.
$150.00 NEWCOMBE, ma(ie in Toronto one of the best
Canadian makes piano has had careful usage anil
is. worth more than . double the price for anyone
. to wear out.
, $175.00 CARLISLE, In genuine mahogany case largest
size in perfect condition, and will give 'years of
splendid service can't tell from new.
185.00 SINGER UPRIGHT, largest size. In oak case has
been used only for renting as bright as new. A
' $190.00 SINGER PIANO, largest size mahogany case, a
2. - $350 model. Has'been'used only for studio a beau
tiful tone and splendid piano. . ,
$195.00 MARSHALL & WENDELL PIANO, case of quar
tered oak veneer, as bright as the day it left the
factory our regular $350 style. Think of buying
this beautiful piano for $10 cash, and $5 per month.
Such bargains as these should all sell In one day. Come to
morrow and make a selection and" have the piano sent to your
home' at once. No excuse for not haying an Instrument in the
home .when such splendid pianos can be had for such low prices
and on such moderate terms. No more at these prices when these
are gone. - ' , .
Arthur P. Griggs,
210 Brady St. Davenport, Iowa.