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THE ROCK7 ISLAND ARGUS
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1913.
LACK OF MONEY CAUSE FOR TOO HIGH
BABY DEATH RATE, SAYS MISS LATHROP
SWELTER IN HEAT
Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma
Get No Belief From Rec
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Kansas City, Mo, Aug. 15. Kansas.
Missouri and Oklahoma yesterday
sweltered under the 11th day of ter
rific beat which has i paralyzed
crops, caused water famines, and been
responsible for extreme suffering
among the people and the live stock
of the three states.
Local showers In Kansas failed to
affect the general temperature, which
again reached an average maximum
above 100 degrees. In many places
the mercury climbed to 10S. and few
stations reported temperatures lower
A half inch of rain fell In Topeka
yesterday afternoon, causing the tem
perature to drop 23 degrees In 17 min
utes, but an hour later the mercury
had climbed up to the maximum of
the day. The shower was confined to
a territory less than a mile square.
For sustained heat, the present hot
spell has broken all Kansas records,
and this summer has been the dryest
in the history of the state. Since the
drought began early In May. when the
thermometer rose to 100 degrees, hot
waves have followed with such brief
cool periods Intervening that the ex
ceptional heat has been almost, con
tinuous. Late crops have been practically de
stroyed In parts of the state.
Olathe, Lawrence, Medicine Lodge
and tther Kansas towns have exhaust
ed their water supply. Olathe buys
60,000 gallons a day from this city,
and Lawrence Las turned the water of
the Kansas river into the mains as a
protection against fire.
Creeks, wells and cisterns are dry,
and the Kansas river and other large
streams are lower than they have been
In 20 years.
Pastures are burned so dry that the
greatest precautions are necessary to
prevent prairie Ares. Boys near Kins
ley, Kan., yesterday in attempting to
burn a bumble bee's nest started a
firr that spread over a large area and
' a big force of volunteer fire fighters
ws called out to check It.
Near Oak Hill. Kan., two wheat
slacks were burned when the sun's
rays, deflected from a .piece of glass
!vq near them, started a fire. A car
o! slack coal took fire from the heat
of the sun at Abilene and was de
stroyed. This city has been without rain
sir.ro July 25, when .70 Inches fell.
Shortage of water has caused the big
i:a manufacturing plants to reduce
tUclt output. This curtailment at a
time when the demand is unusual has
CJued considerable suffering.
Thousands of men, women and chil
dren, driven outside by the heat, slept
In toe parks, in yards and on the slde
al!.s of this city last eight. Probably
2.000 persons slept in Swope park.
Tlifse outdoor sleepers derive much,
connotation from the fact that there
sr r.o mosquitoes here this year. The
pests cannot live without moisture,
and the drought has dried up the
t'ondrt and other places where they
Soma Oklahoma towns, suffering
from a water shortage, are depending
on supplies shipped in by the railroads
nnk Island. 111.. Aua I. HIS To
tlio ilun. Harry M. Schrlver. Mayer of
tha City of Rock Jiland. IlL Hlr: We,
tM undaralgnad, constituting- a major
ity of tha property owners on both
inn of No. 17XH Third avenue. In the
rity of Rock Island. 111., and within
three hundred (J00) feet tn each direc
tion of the front door of the prnili"s
known as 1T2 Third avenue, Kcxk Is
land. 111., do hereby consent to and peti
tion your honor to license -and permit
t. II. Keece to open and conduct a sa
loon or 4 ram shou at No. 1726 Third
venue. Rock Island, 111:
Colonial Hotel company (by H. P.
Fau Isou, director; by order of
board of directors) 0
TxmiI Wcckel 2
K. K. Dorn 1
K. Hauersfeld 20
If. Treinann's Sons 23
l'.d M Tremann 19
us Tremann IS
L. fl. MoCabe 8('0
L. S McCaba 33
Rork Island Safety Deposit com
pany (by fi. J. Collins, director;
by order of board of directors... 80
Hurt! BahDKsn company (by I. S.
White, secretary) 140
. Ssturday, Sunday, Tuesday. Aug.
The lit of August we
start our Watch Club; 25
memberi is aU that will be
accepted in this club. 14c
a day buys a fine adjusted
watch, 16 size, in gold
Come in and register
rour name and get our
Only 25 members accepted
J. RAM'S SONS
Opposite Harper Hews.
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Miss Julia C
Washington, D. C, Aug. 15. UTien
Miss Julia C. Lathrop of Chicago came
to Washington a year or so ago to
take charge of the children's bureau
in the department of labor, a good
many people wondered Just what she
was going to do to earn her salary of
15,000 a year.
Miss Lathrop never said very much
about what she was going to do; and
since coming here she hasn't taken
the public very much into her confi
dence. But she lias been busy, very
busy, with the problem of infant mor
tality especially, and now she has
broken her long silence and issued a
pamphlet of 100 pages.
Miss Lathrop would like to give ev
ery girl and woman in the nation a
copy, because in this pamphlet she
tells of some ways to save the babies.
But with limited funds she could have
only 2,000 copies printed. These are
being sent to health officers in vil
lages, towns and cities throughout the
One of Miss Lathrop's first acts on
becoming chief of the children's bu
reau was to send letters to the mayors
of the 109 cities in this country hav
ing a population of more than 50,000.
She wanted to know what these cities
were doing to save babies.
The replies from the 109 mayors
convinced her that there was plenty
of work for her to do. While in some
cities big things were being done, re
markable results being accomplished,
in others there was no baby-saving
work at all.
From the information gained
M & K SHOE SALE
SOON' TO- END
Final Reduction of Rare Importance
to Everybody Rare Values.
This week will mark the close of
the M. & K. sales in the ladies' ready-to-wear
departments, and all eectlcns
will Join in a stupendous movement to
make it worth while the attendance
of tri-city shoppers. In the ladles' suit
section, in the dress salon, in the cor
set department, and the new millinery
and underwear departments in all
parts of this splendidly stocked ladles'
etore attractions will shine forth that
will prove a great magnet to the most
discriminating ' dressers. An idea:
Stylish tailored suits in three big lots,
$25 grades at $11, smart fashionable
135 suits at $14.50, $49.50 suits at $17.
This sale deserves the ' attention of
every woman contemplating a new
suit for styles are stylish and savings
such as rarely offered. Other sales
include waista in endless variety at
half price. In lingerie and wash dress
es one will find bargains rarely seen in
the trl-cities only $12.50 for the $25
values; $20 values at $10. Dainty chif
fon and silk waists, the suitable thing
to go with your new fall suit, one-half
price and less, $15 values at 47.50,
down to $2.50 for the $5 values. Big
bargains can be found tn the lingerie
and underwear section. Ladies' and
misses' union suits at 29c, regular val
ue 85c. The stock in this section is
of the finest Quality that can be found
and the attention of women desiring
the beat are drawn to tils department
Kayser silk underwear is deserving
of special mention. In this eale this
fine Venetian and. Italian silk under
wear will be offered at generously re
The greatest bargains of this sale
are In the millinery department, where
hats whose trimming alone cost five
times as much, are selling at ' COc.
While there, do not forget to inspect
the latest fall styles In millinery.
Special mention should be made of
the children's department fine values
are offered here prices are so low that
mothers will surely be pleased. We
can't ten you all about the many, many
beautiful styles In everything that wo
men, misses and children wear, but
we do suggest that you pay the M. '
K. a visit The reductions in foroe are I
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through her correspondence with the
mayors. Miss Lathrop wrote her pam
phlet In it she has told what may be
done to save babies, what is being
done, and what it is that makes for
the present high baby death rate.
"The principal impediment to effi
cient work in the health departments
of most cities," writes Miss Lathrop,
"is the lack of adequate funds to pay
a suitable salary to the health officer
or to provide means for carrying on
preventive measures intelligently.
"As a general rule," she continues,
"the most effective health service is
not accomplished when the annual re
sources of the health department, in
cluding the salary of the health offi
cer, fall much below $1 per capita of
Miss Lathrop received a letter from
the clerk of the board of health in a
city with a population of nearly 700,
000, in which he says: "The health
department has no funds available for
organizing a division for the care of
Another letter received by Miss
Lathrop from the health officer in a
city with a population of nearly 200,
000, says: "We have ben unable to
get an appropriation . from the city
council for carrying on a summer cam
paign againEt infant mortality."
The pamphlet argues strongly for
the expenditure of more money by
cities on their health departments,
and shows plainly that a lack of mon
ey is the chief cause for the baby
on just the kind of apparel you'll want
for fall use and will more than make it
profitable for you. (Adv.
THE GOLD WAS THERE.
But Mark Twain Missed It by Juev
One Pail of Water. '
With Steve Gfllis, a printer of whom
be was fond, Mark Twain went up
into Calaveras county to a cnbln on
Jackass bill, . where .Steve's brother
Jim, a lovable, picturesque character
(the "Truthful James" of Bret Harte).
owned mining claims. Mark decided
to spend his vacation in pocket min
ing and soon added that science to his
store of knowledge. It was a halcyon,
happy three months that he lingered
there. One day with Jim GHMs he
was following the specks of gold that
led to a pocket somewhere up the hill
when a chill, dreary rain set in. Jln
was washing and Clemens was carry
ing water. The "color" became better
and better as they ascended, and Gil
lis, possessed with the mining passion,
would have gone on regardless of the
rain. Clemens, however, protested and
declared that each pall of water was
his last. Finally be said In bis delib
erate. drawling fashion:
"Jim, I won't carry any more water.
This work Is too disagreeable. Let's
go to the house and wait till it clears
Glllls bad just taken out a pan of
"Bring one more pail, Sam," be plead
ed. "I won't do it, Jim! Not a drop!
Not If I knew there was a million
dollars In that pan! "
They left the pan standing there and
went over to Angel's camp, which was
nearer than their own cabin. The
rain kept on, aDd they sat around the
grocery and barroom. smoking and tell
ing stories to pass the time.
Meanwhile the rain had washed
away the top of the pan of earth left
standing on the slope of Jackass bill
and exposed a handful of nuggets
pure gold. Two strangers had come
along and, observing it. bad sat down
to wait until the thirty day claim
notice posted by Jim Glllls should ex
pire. They did not mind the rain not
with that gold in sight and the min
nte the thirty days were np they fol
lowed the lead a few pans farther and
took oat $20,000 in a!L It was a good
pocket. Mark Twain missed it by one
pall of water. Chicago Post
All the cewa aQ the time The Argus.
Our great sale of Men's Oxfords at half price has been a great treat to tri-city men. It's been a good advertisement for us,
too, for we've proven that M. & K. styes are the latest and M. & K. service the best to say nothing of the usual savings
Save half on your oxfords All of ours at half price. .'.'
Horsheim 5 Oxfords at $2.50
Men's $4 Oxfords at $2.00
Men's S3.50 Oxfords ar fS17S
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$5 PWko R
For Man.Voman& Child
3 Oxfords at $1.50
Men's $2.50 Oxfords at $1.25
oy s $ 5