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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
SATUKDAV, JANUARY 21, mil.
DENIED A RAISE;
WILL OPEN SHOPS
Journeymen Painters of Tri
Cities Planning Coup on
WANT 45 CENTS AN HOUR
Claim They Are Poorest Paid Me
chanic In Locality Expert
Refusal of Demands.
The union painters of the trl
cities today issued the following
statement through their business
"The union painters of the tri
clties want an increase in pay. The
present scale is 37 cents per hour;
the painters want this Increased to
45 cents per hour. The painters
claim they are not only the poorest
paid mechanics in the building in
dustries but that their season ie one
of the shortest. Under the present
rate the average weekly wage Ms
about $12.50. Most painters work
only 34 weeks in a year; only 14
per cent are able to obtain perma
nent employment. The painters are
losing more work every year; 75 per
cent of the new buildings are being
built of brick or concrete, giving
the work that was formerly done by
painters in the past to bricklayers
and plasterers, who are getting from
BO to 75 cents per hour. Many arti
ficial finishes have been introduced
In the last few years, which by rea
son of their cheapness, take the
places of good material and skilled
LOOK FOR REFTSAL.
"There are about 70 per cent of
the Journeymen carpenters in the
trl-cities who own their homes, while
only 15 per cent of the painters have
any claim on property. Then years
ago the painters were better paid
than the carpenters. Today the car
penters are getting the better pay.
The master painters of the tri-cities
think the demands of the men un
reasonable and from all appearances
will refuse to grant the increase.
This being the case the painters will
undoubtedly start a cooperative
shop In each of the trl-cities and in
this way stop dividing the product
of their toll with the bosses. At the
last meeting the men were very en
thusiastic over the proposition and
a committee has been appointed to
figure on some of the big jobs to be
let in the tri-cities in the coming
season. The business agent will
visit Milwaukee and'Duluth where
cooperative shops are being success
fully operated at this time."
THE CALL OF THE NEW YEAR.
Quit you Ilk men, be strong;
There's a burden to bear,
There's a grief to share,
There's a heart that breaks 'neath
a load of care
Quit you like men, b strong;
There's a "battle to fight.
There's a wrong to right.
There's a God who blesses the good
Bo fary forth with a song.
Quit you like, men, be strong;
There's ft work to do.
There's world to make new,
There's a call for men who are brave
On! on with a song!
Quit you like men, be strong;
There's a year of grace.
There's a God to face.
There's an other heat In the great
Speed! speed with a song!
William Herbert Hudnut.
Leaf lard at Gilmore's.
Kerler &. Co. make rugs.
Carpenter Coal company
Sell coal. Fhone west 295.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Trl-clty Towel Supply company.
Men's arctics $1.25 up. Dolly Bros.
For express, call Spencer & Trefz.
Mound City paints may cost a little
more, but ! Ill & Ehleb.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work. 1316 Third avjnue.
Mrs. Austin s buckwheat flour i
gives the real genuine old time fla- i
Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour
gives the real genuine old time fla
H. T. Siemoa wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1528 Fourth ave
nue. Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour
Bok Wand, liu I Rook Island, IU.. ttook 11 mad, tlllnoie. J Rock liand, 1 11 Rock Wd.JJ j ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Pyramids of White; Mountains of Merchandise in the White
Goods, Embroideries, Linens, Wash Goods; All Advantage
ously Priced In This Tri-City Event of 1911.
ONLY to one familiar with life in the little Swiss ca -ton
of St. Gall does a piece of this embroidery suggest anything,
of its most interesting creation.
The city of St. Gall is the center of the embroidery indastnr. Here is the market. Here
are the manufactories, but not manufactories in the sense of a big factory where the pro'duct
is made complete. Practically the entire rural community of St. Gall is engaged in making
embroideries. Every household has its one or two machines, and likely every member of
the family has a part in the work. With these country KIk the embroidery manufacturer,
through the medium of a community agent, so to speak, will make his bargain for certain
work; then by the same agent the materials for the work are sent out. The embroidery
completed, it is brought back again to the manufacturer in town. Here the goods are in
spected and any imperfections in the embroidering noted and corrected.
Now they are ready for the bleacheries, for the cloths are all embroidered in the brown.
From the bleacheries back thev come to the factory for finishing. This process completed
the embroideries are sent lor the third time, usually about the town, for cutting out, and
then they come back again to the factory for boarding, papering, labeling and shipment.
It is a splendid collection of these St. Gall embroideries that we have imported for 1911.
Materials include Swiss, nainsook, cambric, long cloth and batistes.
There are edgings. eam and ribbon bindines. ribbon eralloons. fancy galloons, insertions,
allovers. beading edgings, flounces, in 18 in., 27 in. and 45 in. widths, and matched sets for
There are tiny effects for infants' lingerie, and most elaborate designs 'for ladies' gowns
Costs of these embroderies range from 5c to $6.50 yard.
For this January selling we have 12,000 yards of specially priced embroideries and these
we are going to tell you about particularly.
Look In the Center Aisle for These Special Lots a Saving of
One-Fourth to One-Third For You Here.
The Foundations of this White Sale are as 'Firm as the ryramids
Impossible sort of a picture isn't it? It seemed nearly as impossible last January to improve
on the white sale of 1910. But we have aone it!
3,000 yards corset cover em
broideries, 38c to 60c values,
look in the center aisle for
these at, yard. 25c, 28c
600 yards 27 inch flouncings
in the baby Irish crochet ef
fects, great special value at.
vard . 98c
18 inch Cambric flouncings, at
27 inch Swiss flouncings,
great value at, yard,. . , .38
1,200 Yards Corset Cover em
broideries at. vard 19
18 inch Swiss
marked at, yard .
Fully 5,000 yards of cambric.
Swiss and nainsook edgings
ind insertions to match,
from two to ten inches in
width, marked specially for
this opening sale at 10c,
12 l-2c, 15c, 19c and 25
2,000 yards beautiful allovers at
yard, 65c, 93c, $1.25 and SI 50
Keep Right on Coming.
The Bargains in Ready-to-Wear are As Pronounced, As At
tractive, As Unusual as Ever.
There are still many splendid values in Suits at Half Price one-half.
THE COATS are marvels of values, nominally priced, values up to
S30.0U go at $5.00, $5.75, $6.50 up to $15.00.
DRESSES are still priced so low as to be within reach of everyone
pretty silk dresses at $8.75. Wool dresses at $8.75 and $9.50 are sam
ples of what this big department is doing.
THE PETTICOATS all go at half price one-half. The assortment
is still varied and excellent.
THE NECK FURS, Fur Sets and Children's Furs are marked absurdly
low for immediate clearing.
Satin and Velvet Fancy Coats, special at half price half price half.
Buy now. You make no mistake.
1911 White Cotton Fabrics
Thousands of yards of foreign and domestic White
Goods. This is without doubt the most complete dis
play of white materia we have evar shown :
Hundreds of Bolts of White India Linens, Persian Lawns, French
Lawns. Flaxons, Sherretts, Linaires, Nainsooks, Long Cloths, Swiss
Mulls, English Percales, Swisses, Batistes, Dimities, Cambrics, Etc.
stacked on our counters and marked at specially low prices for this
great sale. We mention a few of our unusually good numbers that
will be especially interesting to white goods- buyers.
SHERRETTE, a dhfr linen
thread finish material, double
width, book folds, per yard. 25c
FLAXON, a dainty white fabric for
lingerie waists, etc., 36 inches
wide, a yard 16'2c, 20c, ?5c.-32
SEA ISLAND NAINSOOKS, put up
in neat boxes, 12 yards in a box,
without doubt the finest. Nainsook
made, jr box, $1.98, $2.25, $2.33,
$3.48 and S3 98
FRENCH LAWNS, 47 inches vide,
for lingerie dresses, waist, etc., a
yard, 38c, 48c, 58c, 68, 75c. .. 85
MERCERIZED BATISTE, as sheer
and silky as a bolting cioth. 46
inches wide, a yard, 58c to 89
WHITE ENGLISH PERCALE, a
beautiful material fcr tailored
waists and suits, wear&, looks and
launders like a fine linen, a yard,
25c and 35
32-INCH PERSIAN LAWNS, as
staple as bread and butter, a yard.
19c, 25c, 33c and 4
ENGLISH NAINSOOKS, , by the
yard, for underwear, a yard, 15c,
20c and 25
ENGLISH LONG CLOTHS. 36 to
42 inches wide, for women's and
children's underwear, a yard,
12' 2c, 15c, 20c and 25
INDIA LINENS from, pe yard. 8c
to , 25
STRIPE AND CHECK DIMITIES
in both book and long folds, a yard.
10 to 25
CHECKED NAINSOOKS in book
and long folds, a yard. 19c to 25
FANCY WHITE GOODS in every
conceivable weave, style, design
and pattern for dreswes, su'ts. lin
gerie and tailored waists, chil
dren's and infant's rr4ti"., etc.,
etc., and including a big variety
of styles of mercerized and em
broidered batistes and hv'phch,
fancy Flaxons and Linaires. fancy
voiles and marquisettes, silk nov
elties, mercerized jarquardn. check
ed and striped fancies, etc. etc.,
at prices raDging from, ptr yard,
9c to 75
St. Gall Swisses.
We wish particularly to a!l your attention to our beautiful and exclusive line of white em
broidered and dotted bIssr imported direct from St. flail, Switzerland. Sheer fabrics will pre
dominate the coming season and as embroidered Swisses are the prettiest of all sheer QQ.
materials we predict a large demand for these weaves. A yard, $75c, 69c, 65c, 58c, 48c, 00U
The tremendous selling of this season has left many bro
ken lots, samples and odd garments in men's, women's and
children's underwear. To clear them out quick we price them
at less than half price.
MEN'S HEAVY WORSTED. SILK MIXED AND LINEN UNDERWEAR,
worth up to $3.00, we price them SI. 29
MEN'S CASHMERE AND MERCERIZED UNDERWEAR, worth up to
52.00, for this sale, choice 87
MEN'S HEAVY AND MEDIUM WEIGHT EGYPTIAN cotton and me
dium weight cashmere, worth up to $1.00, for this sale 58
Men's fleece lined shins and drawers, an odd lot, for quick clearance
we say 27
CHILDREN'S FLEECE LINED VESTS, small sizes 9c, children's cam
el hair and worsted ribbed vests and pants, values up to 72c, we de
vide into three lota, your choice at 58c, 37c and 29
CHILDREN'S WORSTED UNION SUITS, worth up to $1.25, your choice
at 72c and 58
I.adiee'. worsted underwear, large size 87c, value for this sal 58
NE might think from the tre
mendous volume of our Corset
business during the past three weeks, that our corset siock would be
shot all to pieces, but we had timed the arrival of the new 1911 Cor
sets with such accuracy, that when this store opens Monday morn
ing most of the New Spring Models will be ready for your inspection.
The New Regis, the N;w Royal Worcesters. the New K a bo's, the New
Nemo's, the New C B A la Spirltes, the New American Lady Corsets,
will be ready for your choosing.
Every woman should wish to "look her best." It is a laudable de
sire to have ones gown fir. perfectly. Buy your corset first. Don't
visit your dressmaker or discuss ready-to-wear gowns until you have
your 1911 Spring Corset. It's the poorest kind of economy to buy a
cheap corset. No amount of cutting 'and fitting will make up for an
We can sell you a GOOD corset for $1.00, a much better one for
$1.."0. We have them all prices to $12.00 and at every advanre we
show you the style, the beauty of shape arid the quality value. We
give expert service and unless we can fit you perfectly we prefer not
to make the sale. We want to give corset satisfaction.
There is a model for every figure and we have such a vast range
from which to choose that we can almost assert that we have the cor
rect corset for every woman.
THE LACAMILLE FRONT LACEING CORSETS now $3.50 and 85 OO
r 'HIS Linen Dept. that has grown
. so great on good service and de
pendable qualities lias never served so well and
never has shown qualities more dependable or
THE RECENT EUROPEAN ARRIVALS are filling In the vacant
spacps caused by our great January discount saleB and these recent
arrivals are unique In price advantages.
THE BARGAINING OF LINENS wi'l continue In this section so long
as we sell linens. 'Note these most remark.'ille Instances:
A LOT OF HEAVY WEIGHT CREAM BLEACHED GERMAN TABLE
DAMASKS well worth f4c a yard, for three days. Monday. Tuesday
and Wednesday as you want, at SRc a yard. aly 3H (Noie A 4')
per cent discount. 33c 3H
600 YARDS HEAVY PURE LINEN CRASH, always l'r. for 11'ie the
yard " 11 J 2(
FOR MONDAV ONLY, 750 yards very heavy firm bleached crash. Mon
day orly, a yard 4 1-2
ONE LOT OF HUCK TOWELS, at Ir each 5
50 DOZEN VERY LARGE HUCK TOWEL8, 8c a piece 8
BARBER TOWLS, ALL DAY MONDAY, 3c each
(?'ot more than six of these towels to any one buyer.)
r .it 1
A maximum of pleasure at a minimum
of cost. Any one of the twelve fruit
fitvors will please the most fastidious
10 Ceats & ravine All Grocers.
: gives the real genuine old time fla
j Carpenter Coal company, 123
Twentieth ctreet, old phone West
1 295. We handle best grades of hard
and soft coal. Ou tnctto, "Satisfied
Voters, Attention. I do not want to
be a commissioner, nor do I want a
large commission, but I do want to
give you the benefit of the smallest
commission that is aked by any loan
company in the tii-citles. Cut Rate
Loan company. Open every evening
until 9 o'clock Manager J. W. Jones.
Thone west 177. Write or call lSOltJ
Second avenue, city. .
A i . Cuijectio.-i.
! Riron co creditcrst I ee no hopes
i of beiPff able to vy what I owe you.
Why not organize a suicide clult?
Students Attending the Two
Weeks' Course at Urbana
on Tour of Inspection.
MORE ROOM IS NEEDED
Capacity In Accommodating &tu
dent Reached Progress re
mand New Bui Ming.
Urbana, 111.. Jan. 21. Students at
tending the two weeks course in agri
culture being given by the I'niversitr
of lllinyfa college of agriculture spent
this afternoon visiting the university,
inspecting with greatest interest the
buildings and experim?nta.I fields of
the college of agriculture. Boone coun
ty white corn occupied the tables this
morning. Classes in animal husbandry
finished judging 2eef cattle today and
take up horses Monday.
BIG GROWTH SHOW.
The University of Illinois is the fifth
largest institution of learning in the
United States having over 5.00 stu
dents Jn attendance. The college of
agriculture showed the largest in
crease In enrollment this year, 22 per
cent. In 1895. when Dean T. Daven
port became connected with the col
lege, it was practically extinct. Its
equipment was sold and the farm rent
ed. There was no inventory and but
JG0 was appropriated for expenses.
Only nine students were registered and
'the faculty consisted of but three in
Jstructors. No instruction was given In
j agricultural subjects except for a few
j weeks of the winter term. When the
present building l built in IJmiOj was
I suggested, only 19 students were en-
rolled. The idea of a linu.Onf) building
I for less than two dozen students was
;the cause of much ridicule. Today, l"i
years after the building was erected,
the attendance iB nearly 7". At the
present rate of increase, students to
the number of 2.5' will b.
enrolled within 1" years if
proper accommodations are provided
iThe limit is now reached. Many
students were refused admii lance into
J some of the popular courses, due to the !
1 congestion in class rooms and lalora-1
j ! EXPORT 0 KKKI. j
I Prof. E. Davenport, dean of the col I
'lege of agriculture, is much concerned I
about the situation. In an interview
"The agricultural building Is much
too rn;ill to accommodate our regular
studenta to nay nothing of those at
tending the short course. We cannot
possibly go on this wav another two
years. Indeed, we raitnoi go Into next
year without retrenchment. This is
no sensation; it la a fact.
"We need in Illinois now as never
before a bober consideration of the
agricultural situation. There Is ne.I
In this mutf of a campaign for agri
culture and itH slogan eight to ie; De
velop the agriculture of this ureat
state. Keturn V, the farm a decent
proportion of what It pays. PuMic
money for public need. Put agricul
ture nearly on par with tiie penal In
stitutions that cost niorp than a mil
lion t'oilars a year and contribute
nothinz to the constructive activities
of the state."
Chamberlain s ougli Remedy Is
not a common, eveiy nay rougn mix
ture. It Is a merit oriou remedy for
all the troublesome and dangerous
complications resulting from cold iti
the head, throat, t-h"it or lungs.
Sold by all druggists.
Reunion of Tri-CIfy
W elii-wU . Jan. 'Zi, mi the
ll'xk llnnl Rink. Two
laiiN. rontiniioiiM inuslr.