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TIIK HOCK ISUXD Altr.US. FRIDAY. OCTOTSKTt 2. 1914.
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Julia Lathrop's Report on In
fant Mortality and Preven
tives Rouses Officials.
jiarter Sawed Oak
In a Choice
ASKING FOR STATE LAWS
Enforced Birth Registration, Lax In Il
linois. Shown Necessary In
Education and Business. -
or Mahogany Fipislied Frames
: i I
Washington. IX C, Oct. 2. The es
timate of Miss Julia J.athrop. liead of
the children's bureau, thct in the ten
years from 1?"0 to 1?1 more than
2.500,0ft') of the bab es born in this
country die-d before ono year old. many
cf rhe deaths being preventable,
caused a sensation amo-ig officials to
day. Miss I.athrop -'.as only begun her
work of gathering vita! statistics con
cernng children. ith a view to the
reduction cf infant mortality, better
education r.id abo'.Is hment of child
labcr. ,nnoun ir.r that her first report
U, Incomplete in that some of her fig
ures are estimates based on imperfect
birt'i T( ri-tratxn. she prfsents facts
thit are al.irrr.ine.
Emphasiz'n the maenitude of in
fant mcrta'ity in the decade from
which she draws her figi res, she show
that It means tie annihilation each ten
yenrs of a population as large as that
cf the FtatA of New Jersey, greater
than that of ruch states as Alabama,
California, Iowa, Kentucky, Minne
sota or "Wisconsin, and eqiiall'.ng
the combined pcp-ilation of Montana,
Idaho, Wyoming. Colorado. New Mex
ico, Arizona. Uta'i and Nevada.
How to Frevent Deaths.
"We are assured by the highest au
thorities," ay the report, '"that the
number cf drr.ths can be greatly re
duced if we apply the best methods of
the growing science of san'tation. In
deed, one FT?.t authority says that If
children were well born and we!! cared
for the Infant mortality rate would be
Miss Lathrop Insists that birth regis
tration -an aid in prevent'ne Infant
mortality by giving notice to the health
officer and the vlsit'ng nurse. The com
munity is tails enabled to send to the
family In adverse circumstances a
knowledge of hygiene and sanitation
which may save the life of the child.
'Blindness in the newborn Is easily
preventable. Some c'ties are furnish
ing remedies for certain ailments free
of charge. Prompt registration will fa
cilitate this humanitarian plan.
"When he have adequate birth and
death registration all over the coun
try." the report says, "the public
health authorities can watch the in
fant mortality rate as the weather m&a
watches his barometer, and they can
pick out areas of social storm just as
the weather man tracts areai of or
dinary storm, but with this one great
difference. With our present knowl
edge the weather man cannot change
the weather, but the public health ofli
clal can change t'.ie infant mortality
rate, for, as the expert medical men
. i-f .V.V..;'1.
This big Tureo, who came from
northern Africa to fight for the French,
is a captive now In a German prison
near Berlin. German soldiers fear the
terrible Turcos more than they do
either the English or the French.
1810 3rd Ave. 2029 4th Ave.
Rock Island. III.
1405 7th Ave., Molire, III.
15 lbs. best granulated
sugar $1 with order.
Our fine Klgin creamery
butter, per njund 30c
2i lb. Lag flour 75c
3 cans fin-? kidney leans..25c
Two 20c cans pork acJ Leans
with tomato sa'ive 2 5c
Three 10c bottles olives... 2 5c
20c Lottie olives, plain
or stuffed 23o
3 cans early J-jne peas 2 5c
3 cans fine corn, Iavtn-
port brand 23c
Mcxley's rpecial brand
butterine. i;;r lb 21c
Fancy falmon, Z cans ....-2 5c
2Ce can K. ('. baking
COc can Federal Urand
baking powder 23c
2Cc can cocoa 18c
4 Ibr. fancy. Japan rice....25c
3 lb. uupolithM Caroline
reed rice 25c
2Sc bottle ca's'ip. White
horne brand 15c
3 cans Kitchen Klear.ser. . . J Oc
Three Lc pltgs. matches ...10c
Thre 10c bottles vanilla or
lemon extract 25c
Three Sc bottles irrUatlon
vanilla extract 10c
Two 10c packages macaroni
or spaghetti J5C
Unecda biscuit, three
75c grade of fancy teas, all
kind?, per pound 50c
Try our f.ti" frsh roasted cof
fees from, per lb , 25c to 35c
A premium ticket with each
"My Wife's" brand maple
ryrup, per fcoffle 8c
Mason Jars fTjart). 27c
dozen; fpintj, dozen 33c
tell us, half of the present infant mor
tality could be prevented if the meth
ods already known to medical and san
itary science could be given general
Illinois Laws Lacking.
The report declares that thirty states
have good birth registration laws, but
new law6 or Important amendments
are needed in the other states. Among
the latter are Illinois, Indiana and
Iow-a. South Carolina has no birth reg
istration law at all.
"Enforcement of child labor laws
and compulsory education laws should
dovetail, and both must rest on a basis
of birth registration," says Miss Lath
rop. "Our legislatures enact law-s pre
scribing ages within which children
shall attend school and below which
they shall be protected from employ
ment, but the state cannot enforces
ttose laws justly if it possesses no
public record of the age of the chil
dren. "Education for children cannot be
made entirely effective w-ithout birth
registration. If a community is going
to grapple intelligently and effectively
with the problem of illiteracy the
school authorities must know the aee
of every child, so as to secure his at
tendance at school as soon as he
reaches the legal age and retain him
as long as the law allows. This re
quires birth registration.
Foreign-Born Have Advantage.
"In many parts of this country Eu
ropean-born children stand a better
chance of being able to prove their
age than do children born here, be
cause in every other civilized country
such records have long been scrupu
"An Italian family father, mother
and eight children who had survived
the Messina t-artlniuake same to the
! United States and applied for work
certificates in Chicago for the two old
est girls. Chiara and Giovanna, who,
they said, were 16 and 14 respectively.
Chiara secured work, but Giovanna,
who was leaf and apparently subnor
mal, was rofuseJ a certificate and sent
back to school.
"Later, when the parents again ap
plied for a certificate for Giovanna, the
Chicago Associated Charities wrote to
Mess;ia asking for birth records.
Found Beth Girls Younger.
"Notwithstanding tho confusion and
ruin wrought by the earthquake, the
public records had been so well pre
served that the authorities were able
to reply at once with copies showing
that Chiara was at the time not yet
14 although -he had been at work
two years while the younger girl wu
12 instead of 14.
"If the Messina records had been
consulted at the start these l ttle girls
! would have had two and four years of
I schooling, respectively, in schools es-
i pecially equipped to give foreign chil
dren a start in American life."
Drafts a Model Law.
A Joint committee on which are rep-
i reseated the American Medical asso-
ciatir.n. the American PublIo Healtii
j association, the American Iar associa
I t-on. the bureau of the census and the
J children's bureau, has given the sub
ject much study in the last ten years
and, bas drafted & mode) state law for
the registration of births and deaths.
Certain provisions of this law are so
fundamental that it is extremely doub"
ful whether a state law not containing
them can be successful, certainly
! those state laws which have proved
I most effective do include them.
Military Forces of Servia.
. Eervlas plan of military organiza
tion is distinctive. Compulsory serv
ice is personal for all able-bodied men
; and pecuniary for all who are incup
; able of personal service. Thes l.-it
j ter must pay an indirect tax of ?,( per
ceni ammonal, roe military forces
I are divided Into a natioial army r.nd
I the landaturnA which form the last
! line of riVIccfe. Kervice in the na'lnv. I
Ijal army begins at 21 and crds after.
Terms: $1.00 Cash,
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An incomparable value repeated upon request
Some time ago we offered these rockers in identically the same design, construction and finish at identically the same price. In-two days something
like 50 of these rockers were sold, and for several weeks following the in sertion of the advertisement people kept coming into our store asking for
these rockers at the special price. We could not sell them at the special price or even the regular price, for our entire stock was sold out.
From time to time we have had people ask us when we were going to hold another sale on these rockers, asking us to reserve one for
them. These requests have been so numerous that we presented them to the manufacturers who, notwithstanding the ad
vance in cost of raw materials and labor, have sold to us 50 of these rockers at the same price we paid for hem on the
first purchase, which was a special price concession made at the time. This enables us to again offer these rockers
at the wonderfully low price of $9.75.
Let the Last Sale be a Yarning to Act The Leather Upholstering Assures Long Your Choice of Two Finishes Oak or Ma
Such wonderful values as these are bound to be
snapped up easci-Iy and you risk disappointment by any
delay in selection. Those who were disappointed in not
being able to secure one during the last sale will un
qurst'onabiy be among the first to take advantage or
this ofT'r. which will leave very few rockers lor those
who read of this oflcr for the first time. Ho it is vitally
necessary that you take warning and make your selec
tion early, preferably Saturday, and as cany in the day
The Wonderful Detroit MM S9
Overdraft Heater eup
Eoth the backs and seats of these rockers are up
holstered in genuine full grain leather. This, of course,
is an assurance of service for everyone recognizes the
fact that genuine leather is always used on upholstered
furniture where it is necessary to withstand the hard
usage. The same grade of leather that goes into the u;
liols'erins of these rockers is used in the upholstering
of high class motor cars, where the question of expense
does not enter into consideration.
This UnifoM Bed Davenport $
2.50 Cash; $-2M .Monthly
Twice the Heat with Half the Fuel
r s i
- ; -a - v
i:tirn! Hnrd or Soft fonl
nr Wood or Slack The
prates, the drafts and the
en'ire construction is so
scientifically perfect that
It will burn any kind of
fuel, and not only th.it.
but will pet more heat
from if. than any other
stove made, regardless of
Hums tiie Smolie n:nl
Consume I!ie tias Al
most every other stovo
but this allows half the
coal to escape up t'i
chimney in the form of
Fiiialio or pas. The pat
ented construction of this
n .e consumes every
thing the pas, the smok"
and all, and cuts your
coal bill in two.
Every rocker is hand rubbed and hand polished. th
work being done by finishers who understand thorough
ly the art of producing a beautiful and lasting finish,
For those who prefer the Golden Oak, these rockers can
be bad in a rich, full grain genuine Quarter-Sawed Oai,
while those who prefer the Mahogany Finish can M
c re these rockers in very beautiful, lustrous Mahog
any finish of mirrored smoothness.
The Mutual Steel Range
on Sanitary Base, $26.50
a fcr i M,mmriL ; '!( i
Quarter Salved Oak
Is what the frame Is made of. while the upholstery Is best Boston
l-;::her. Two Bets of oil tempered springs are built into this davenport,
one for use hs a bed and the other as a davenport. Throughout the
construction is high grade, making it a piece to bo desired by every
'o Cliarjre for rip
Hundreds of these stoves have been
sold in the trl-cities.
Hoc the Little
'o charpe for pipe
Every range guaranteed a perfect
baker without doubt the best rang
ever offered at the price.
See the Delux three room
107-109 West Second Street
end, at begin'; . ,' sen d "n l,"" ".L1 ! ' l"u"t L .. -!'owed until he hn, .erved his term in the
ends at fin. - ,h- .bird it, xlZ " ,o " I " """ .l D,,e be' 'Itiirore Sun.
The national army conn.su of ,ro- The f!re, ban hns 3 Va "e a eho ,1 m ,n 1 m ' ' C
bans, the firrt tan mcluJir.-j all uUU, through Vhlch "ever abh 1. died man - , th?vof ,ref e,ve- nn" Th cast of "Consequence." a new
men everv abln-bodied man wDClaiuwa'. or become even a monk English coa.oJy, which will shortly be
produced by the Shuberts, include
-Mary Servoss. Saba Ualeigh. Viltrf
Harris. Fan'a Marinotf. Elliott Dexter.'
Hubert Druce. Horace Braham, G
ton Mervale, and Leonard Mudie.