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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1911.
LABOR LAW HERE
207-209 W. 2nd Street
Davenport - Iowa
State Inspectors Discover
Numerous Children Under
16 Years Employed.
i . WILL BEGIN PROSECUTION
Bare Been Warning Employers
Since 1SOS and Are Now De
termined to Take Action.
9 DAYS' CLEAN-UP SALE
That the state laws regarding child
and woman labor are being extensive
ly Tloiated In this city and Moline.
and that prosecution are to be started
before long, was the statement this
morning by A. L. Van Ness and J. 8
McCaelln, deputy state Inspector
from Bloomtngton and Peoria respect
ively. The two men have been busy
for foar days past, daring which time
they have vtaited practically every
factory, store and plaoe of amosement
In this city. The conditio on In the
factories were found to be satisfac
tory for the most part, and no viola
tion of the woman labor laws were
HOT SO IM THE STOKES.
Things were not so favorable in
some of the stores, however, and sev
eral children under the age of 16 were
found working, and some of legal age
for work were employed after night
fall At a theatre In this city, on a
Sunday night, the inspectors found
two boys under 1C at work, and they
bar learned that various bowling al
leys in the two cities are employing
undr-age child' en as pin setters in
defiance of the law. Prosecutions are
promised 'In each of these cases,
though they are not to be started for
several days as the inspectors must
hurry from here to other parts of their
district which Includes nine counties
In this vicinity. They expect to col
lect data during the holidays and do
their prosecuting afterwards.
HAVE BIO EXCISE.
According to the inspectors there is
no excuse whatever for children under
tbe legal axe being employed on the
supposition that they are past 16. In
this respect, a 'compliment was paid
Superintendent H. B. Hayden of the
public schools for the thorough record
he keeps of all children regarding
their age. Inspector Van Nes said:
"Superintendent -Hayden's records are
the beat It has ever been my pleasure
to see, and I have examined practi
cally all In the state. An employer
who desires to know the age of an
applicant for a position need only call
Superintendent Hayden on the phone
and he can learn in five minute tbe
child's age and how many years he
baa attended school.
PARENTS ARE CARELESS.
"It is an unfortunate fact," Mr. Van
N'ese went on to say, "that many
parents connive with tbe employers
to evade the law and we often find
them signing statements that their
children are past 16 years old in order
that they may secure work. They
will be less apt to follow such prac
tices when they are told that there
is a fine of from $5 to $25 for such
"Under the law 'children are not al
lowed to be employed If they are un
der 16. when over that and employed
It must be during daylight and tbey
must have age and school certificates.
Otherwise beware of 'prosecution. We
have been warning and warning em
"A fine piece of cloth my
boy. I never saw you
wear a better looking
"Yes, I am pleased with
it. I had it made by a
good merchant tailor. The
cloth is one of the
We have a fall line of
these guaranteed fabrics.
Call and be measured
for one of them today.
E. F. DORN
MIRCn AXT TAILOR
1812 Second Avenue.
Including Women's Suits; Coats Skirts Furs !Dr esses Waists Petticoats and Millinery
NO SPECIAL PURCHASE; NO OLD STOCKi ALL HIGH CLASS GARMENTS FROM OUR REGULAR ASSORTMENTS
We have decided right now before Xmas to dispose of $5,000 worth of our regular stock and we realize in order to do this we
must offer Unusually Low Prices and that's what we are going to do.
Prices Below will Show You that we Mean Business
Blues, Blacks and Colors.
ployers and parents since 1903, and
now tne prosecutions will begin in
Sites 13 to 61
(90.00 Suits ,,,,,, ...45-00
185.00 Salts ,,.,..,..4ZeO
16040 Belts .,,.,.,...$3000
$50.00 Suits .I23A0
$46.00 Salts ,,,,,,,.,.$22.60
$40.00 Suit ,,,..,..,,420.00
$36.00 Suits ,. 917.50
$30.00 Suits ..,...,,,,$15.00
$25.00 Salts ,.,.,,,,,,11240
$22.50 Suits ,......,,.$11.25
$20.00 Suits , .,....,,.110.00
$18.00 Suits ,,,.$9.00
$15 and $17 Suits, plain
tailored, blue, black,
brown and mixtures, at
SOME AT OFF, 80ME AT
1-3 OFF; OTHERS ALMOST
COATS TO 425.00 AT
Some tf&feo, others fancy;
some tercrtfbto styles
all good styles sod colors.
$25 Broadcloth Coats
Special group of about 20
coats, all Skinner's satin
10 Reversible Coats, $13
Special black and white
striped Coat, large velvet
ON ALL EVENING GOWNS.
$85.00 Gowns $42.60
$75.00 Gowns $3740
$50.00 Gowns $25.00
$40.00 Gowns $20.00
These dresses 12.50
20 Silk and Serge Dresses,
all colors and black. Val
ues up to $22.50. While
Party Dresses of Chiffon,
worth $25 and
$25.00 DRESSES, $17.95
Special group of finest
Messaline Silk, elal te-
ly trimmed. Of n " E?
$25 values .
AT HALF PRICE MANY
LE8S THAN HALF PRICE,
LOT NO 1 Large group of
Panama Skirts In bines and
blacks, all sizes; also extra
sizes. Values np to $10.
$3.95 and $4.95
LOT, NO. 2 Mixture Skirts,
all newest models; tans,
browns, grays, In light and
dark effects. Values np to $10.
LOT NO. 3 French Voile
Skirts, small group of im
ported Voile Skirts, all sizes,
black only. Values up to
4.95, 5.95, 6.95
10 Isabella Opossum Sets.
Trimmed shawl and large
muff. Regular $15 value,
$80.00 Black Fox Set. .
$75.00 Red Fox Set . . .
$67.50 Black Lynx Set.
$62.50 Black Lynx Set.
$50.00 Racoon Set ...
$45.00 Beaver Set ....
$40.00 Red Fox Set . . .
$40.00 Black Fox Set. .
$30 Racoon Set
$25.00 Krimmer Set ..
$22.50 Gray Fox Set . .
50 black and brown Coney
Sets, silk or satin lined.
NEW XMAS WAISTS
SPECIALLY PRICED AT
Beautiful Lace and Lin
gerie Waists, new spring
styles at ....
All $1.50 Tailored
Choice of Many
$5.00 or $6.00
Silk or Chiffon Waists at
Choice of Any Trim
med Hat in This
in Xmas Boxes
20-inch Plnmes $7.95
22-inch Plumes $9.95
24-inch Plnmes .....$12.95
A SPLENDID GIFT.
150 Felt Hats, worth up to
Large and small shapes, all
SERVICE the thought and you instantly turn to NEWMAN'S
WOMAN AND CHILDREN
LOST IN ROCK ISLAND
This morning at 11:05 a woman and
two children got off tbe Burlington
train in this city, enroute from Rush
Tllle, 111., to Santa Rosalia, Mexico
They left the Burlington depot to take
Rock Island train, and becoming
confused by the rush of the city, lost
I heir way. They were wandering about
the streets down town, the children
cliD?ir.g to the mother and weeping
Luckily, Fred Thomas came upon
them, and discovering their plight, con
ducted them to ti"e Rock Island depot
fcnd saw them safely on the 1:05 train.
The mother could not thank Mr. Thorn
is enough for bis kindness, and looked
upon him as a veritable "good Samari
FIRST McNAMJLSA CASE BRIBERY SCANDAL PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING
DISTRICT ATTORNEY FREDERICKS EXHIBITING CAPTURED MONEY
MADE TO SUPERVISORS
At the meeting of the beard of su
pervisors yesterday afternoon, a com
munication from tbe board of local
Impiovements regarding the paving of
Second avenue, -as read. The county
is interested, inasmuch as U will have
10 pay for the paving on the north side
of Court House square. The matter
wes referred to the Judiciary commit
tee. It Is not expected that the super
visors will stand In the way of the
much needed Improvement
AVIATOR AND PASSENGER
ARE KILLED IN LONDON
London, Dec. 5. Hubert Oxley, an
aviator, and Robert Weiss, a passen
ger, were killed during a flight at
Plan Teachers' Quiz Reform.
Springfield, Dec. 8. The Illinois eda-
catlonal commission 'is endeavoring to
bring about a recognition of diplomas
from accredited colleges and universi
ties, yesterday declared R, E. Helrony-
mous secretary of the commission. At
present applications for state certifi
cates must pass the same examina
tion a whether they be graduates of
blgb schools or of universities.
A Tsrribls Blunder.
to neglect lirer trouble. Never do it
Take Dr. King's New Ufa Pills on
the first sign of constipation, bilious
ness or Inactive bowels and prevent
vlruleut Indigestion, Jaundice or gall
stones. Ttey regulate liver, stomach
and bowels and build np your health.
Only 25 cents at all druggist.
X?0 XT ' V&.2$
of Rock Island, and "Pellagra,"
F. B. Clarke of Watertown.
The members of Rock Island com
mandery, No. 18, Knights Templar, are
requested to meet at the asylum at
1 p. m. Thursday, Dec. 7, for the pur
pose of attending the funeral of Sis
Knight C. D. Ringgold at Milan, 111.
R. J. FULLERTON, E. C.
Attest: J. W. Houder, Recorder.
District Attorney Fredericks, in charge of the prosecution In the McNamara brothers case, showing
newspaper correspondents the money alleged to have been paid by agents of the defense to George Lock'
wood, a prospective Juror.
SHRINERS NAME NEW
OFFICERS FOR YEAR
Members of Kaaba Temple Hold An
nual Election at Masonic
Building In Davenport.
The greatest danger from influenza
is of its resulting in pneumonia. This
can be obviated by nilng Chamber
lain's Cou&h Remedy, ss it not only
cures lnfiuenca. but counteracts any
tendency of the disease towards pneu
monia. Sold by all druggists.
All the news ill the time. The
The annual election of officers of
Kaaba Temple of the Mystic Shrine
took place at Davenport last night,
the following men being chosen.
Potentate Charles Huber.
Chief Rahban William Johnson.
Assistant Rabban Dr. E. E. Luth
kin. High Priest and Potentate W. W.
Oriental Guide W. J. Martin.
Special Representative to Los An
geles I. L. Sears.
Other Representatives Sam
White, Charles Huber and John Boi
The ceremonial session will be
held Dec. 15 at which time a big
class Is to be Initiated.
BECOMES A PARTNER
WITH COIN BROTHERS
A new partner has been taken Into
the firm of Coin Brothers, 329 Twen
tieth street, Joe H. Kerr having af
filiated himself with that concern
Tbe firm will in tbe future be known
as Coin Brothers & Kerr. Mr. Kerr
will take active charge of the candy
department, and is excellently fitted
for his new duties. For three years
he was with the Dollinger Nelson
Candy company of Davenport, and
was also with W. L. Gansert of this
city and A. G. Abraham of Moline
for a number of years.
" Comrade's of John Buford post are
i egpectfully requested to attend the
:egular meeting Saturday, Dec. 9, at S
p. m., for the purpose of electing offi
cers for the ensuing year and for the
transaction of other important busi
ness. By order P. F. COX,
Morris Stafford, adjutant
The Woman Alive
toier own best interests, as soon
as there is need, will help ber whole
system with the tonic action of
An women should read the special
directions with every box.
&mU CncraWt U bout 10c mad 25c
ARE ON THE CLIMB
Lncle Sara's Savings Bank In This
Vitj Becoming More Popular
With Each Day.
The Rock Island postofflce reports
a flattering business during the ini
tial month of the existence of the
postal savings bank, and local officials
stated this morning that the showing
made thus far is in excess of all ex
pectations. Over $12,000,000 are at present de
posited In the various postal banks in
the country, which is indicative of tbe
popularity of the scheme. . It has been
ascertained that the class of people
who make their deposits, none of
whom are very wealthy, do so be
cause of their confidence in the gov
ernment bank and, in a great many
cases, would make no deposits at all,
were it necessary to make them in a
Ends Winter Troubles.
To many, winter is a - season of
trouble. The frost-bitten toes and
fingers, chapped hands and lips, chil
blains, cold-sores, red and rough skins,
prove this. But such troubles fly be
fore Bucklen's Arnica Salve. A trial
convinces. Greatest healer of burns.
boils, piles, cuts, sores, bruises, ec
zema and sprains. Only 25 cents at
Doctor to Hear Papers.
The December meeting of the Rock
Island County Medical society is to
be held at the New "Harper next Tues
day evening. Supper will be served
at 7. and a program will follow. There
will be two papers, as follows: "Euro
pean X Ray Work," by Dr. E. M. Sala
CIRCUIT COURT IS
Judge Get Is Too III to Sit on Bencl
and Physician Orders Him
Circuit court was adjourned thii
morning by Sheriff O. L. Bruner who
acted on orders Issued by Judge W.
H. Gest. The latter has been ill foi
several days past and yesterdaj
evening his physician ordered him
to bed for the remainder of thii .
week at least and the Judge had to
acquiesce with the instructions. Ac
cordingly the suit of Kahlke Broth
ers against Mrs. Mary L. Deere' ol
Moline had to be postponed.
Why don't you awak
en? Christmas is upon us.
You needn't wait until the
last minute to do your
purchasing. We are ready
with the best line of
watches, diamonds, jew
elry and novelties ever
shown in the vicinity.
Remember the early
purchasers have the time
to make wise selections.
' Opposite Harper House
and up. We have the
only machine in the three
cities for cleaning chaff
and dirt out of coffee.
We do it before your
eyes. See our window.
Tea and Coffee Specialists
225-227 Eighteenth St.
The New Gift Shop
China Lessons Given. Private Lessons Given.
18166 3d Ave. Rock Island