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(to "5 tart IL si ri Jr m ta li . Ites M ms fcsS I. 'oat p. ow bet tto L this cs f fsl shj as (fe tea laH ia4 tbr ae hli A ST' rl 111 -If. , 4.1-;. UrriV wt, ... -y Wr Hil .0 P9 -Qt east -& ft; as will "shop" BRQNNKB, IncrmM. la tW - . MMitM of life FYU&at Cdssr Cayfeu. , , " -' ' ft - A., tf'Ur ' . 4 BY MELTOU SXOrm.' ' jV ',' V "is. ERLIN, i Dec; 19 There - is . a fra look of f V fraiitf ot despair; ot tfndernonrishnient f I ) ...about tike greater mass of Germans today. ' ,v I I U-U one aimply examined a table indicatrno- i- -. the Howard trend of vara. hwnnM K t. 1 dined to think: workmen should be com fortably well off. ,v i 1 1". But take as an example the wages of coai miners, oecause irr many respects thejr are' the most' important workmen in Germany, , ! -' 7 -.."'!- V:f i' If the miner falls down on.hii job, Get many is "kaput" done. .. i r , , 'In' JahnaiV:!,i1921 'the tninArB in ' tluhr Valley got 63.90 marks per shjft.of - By February of 1922 they were getting 123 M, hj May, 7.12. and by July, 258.38. ( .- i'1' 75 (When I was la Hwen, the me- j .-.. ipolls of the Ruhr, the other day.r . , frioia.me.Tne isiett agares lor wri were 1255.80 per shift; in I JlttoQ to 40 marks per day if the; jner had a .wife and another 40 1 rkt pr,dar for each child. " - He also got, nil coal for a very iw figure: f But liaten . now prices lumped Irom their pre-war standard: ; Beans which cost 22 . pfennigs 1 pound there are .100 pfennigs h a mark cost 60 marks la Octo- ktr. much more .homt. n Peas which cost 22 .'pfennigs, coat 6S marks in October. Lard, formerly 75 pfennigs per pound, in October cost 380 marks. 1 Eggs wnicn usea to M seven tfennlgs each, " cost 26 marks irben you could get them. -, . The Average Family. ' Let us peep behind the scenes in He ' four-room - flat of Johau Icbmidt and wife of Berlin.' John ay bet a mechanic drawing 8600 marks. per week, or a carpenter, IWV marks, woodworker. . 000; krewer, 9000; shoemaker, 9400: mher-tJBlU;, .builder., 240. pef : nui ui' ui a j wrivct, inv. x , ; i Schmidt has finished his break list of two slices of -dark, bread with dripping, and cup of coffee without a real coffee bean in it. Ho has wrapped his lunch of two slices of black bread with a piece of sausage and a gnarled apple and itarted away early, so be can walk to work. The shortest car rides sow cost 30 marks. ' v Mrs:' Schmidt, market basket 'on her arm, walks down town" to' one it the -big department stores. ' ' ; There is ever-present in Mrs. j Schmidt's mind the fact that her i kusband Is earning between 100 and ! 1R00 murk per -day; - Judge her ' frame of mind when she beholds tee prices for the. day4 -': i . io.-M, Marks'. I -Leas bacon. lb)i.'. . 1169 j PaUbacon lb.),3w...v.. 1320 . li BauBage. tin.) .-, .fr ' Wienerworst (lb.)... 600 j Soft cheese (lb.) . ...100 to 4Zt Butter (lb.) t 150 Margarine (lb.) ........ 600 ApUpot Jam .(lb.) . ': 206 Prunes. (lb.) ....... 360 , Dried peaa . , ... ...... 200 to 350 Coffee (poor quality ) .....zkou Canned fruit ....... .200 to 400 ftit h?' thinks she ler 'weemaa; ssr. " ' . Cksiia rrwhCfve. , The ahow wiadowa oftan do ant tfapUjr prieee, cwtag to the-nnc-tuttott in tkr snark. S6 vom co in and say thatj wfaaowMo. 14 yoa mmw mm no- jm laajw yN iiaea. am then yoi get the prte for that day. Ura. Scheldt note the following prices.- j' , ,- . - hfen-i overooaU.. 44.0M rnarka Man's avibj ...j.. 50,000 marls" Men's gloves from fC500 to 9500 Men'a ahiHa ."..iJ, 2250jnark Socks 700 to 1000 toarka In the women's department the can get a blonae for 1750; an arti ficial silk dress for 1J.500; a wool- rocno o;iC:3.iy Cent Allows . r Banker Xor Pe East XeUne Pre. t& ortM trial. U ia taet iiarr that hie o-isaranas la IcotMltoe. u for oalra fwx.aria roamltM n tncnpaofl fkyslcal , TBo,!:" cefaaMj attomaya rgwai Oat tao taw avacltcmUy hoMa that wkta sof mbw4s graataa. m nroiMiaa Mt araat call ta a laUov aiasahsr of the eiremit saca tha drcalt eawt la which the caa ia aahjMt to trtaL Bar Jadge DtattIaVtbat as yodge of the Jao Ilna citv court W. haa - morrnt t-dictlon with tha drcait coart in. criminal natters. : The embesslement caa against W. L Taxe, former East . htolise banker, will . rest until Thursday morning'. By agreement between counsel for the defendant and State's Attorney Ben & BelL the motion to quash " the indictment en dress for 23.500; shoes at any- j will be heard at that time. The when from (500 to 7,900; stockings from 874 to 10,504; and handker chief from 526 to 625. .', . . Mrs. Schmidt aees several things she woald like, but the coal' bin is empty and briquettes, nude, out of coal dust, now cost. 487 marks for 200 pounds, and she jnust buy coaL a;-' . . T010&K0W: - Mare problems ralsNJrythe UHtmg iaark. - - Maxda Xmaa tree outfits, 4256; curlers, $2.50; toasters, $2; radio sets, f 5. H. E. Gelhart & Co.', opr posite postoffice. (Advertisement) agreement was reached yesterday arternoon alter Judge a. u. mea of the Moline city coart overruled the objections of the defense to his right to ait in the circuit court dur ing the trial of Taze. A motion for continuance to the next term, of court was then presented, but it was decided to set this aside until after the hearing Thursday on the matter of quashing the indictment In. pleading for a continuance of the next term, W. C. Allen and Robert W. Reynolds, counsel for the defendant,' argued that Tase Is still physically unable to undergo OATITXEfra WE : GRAHTED DIVORCE aw . . itacnei weastrom was granted a divorce by Judge O. O. Detts, from John Bren Strom, who recently pleaded guilty of operating a con naence game. Brenstrom was charged with non-support and with Minjj haDituauy drunk. He is now Decrees were also granted to Kate Sims, who charged Jess Sims with a statutory offense, and to Rose Jarber. who accused Walter rTurber with cruelty. . . Mary Hearn filed a divorce biu against Edward . Hearn, charging cruetty and habitual drunkenness. Mazda Xmaa tree outfits, $2.50; curlers, $2.50; "toasters, $2; radio sets, fg. H. E. Gelhart ft Co., op posite postoffice. (Advertisement) ;Gc:;.2Dr.e(7 KEISOAtlTED bvestigatsrs Bat Betherlas; Abaat the Kystery ef Hla Wher. . ahvats. It was reported by thei state In vestigators today that the where about of Police Magistrate D. J. Clelaad Is still a mystery to them. However, they aay it eaa remain mystery, at least for the present The investigators say they have been assured by Cleland's friends that the missing magistrate will return if he is wanted. The detiarture of Cleland flrs became known Friday when the in vestigators merely desired to Jog his memory about a police court re sort which Cleland bad been asked to prepare for the inspection of the state s soecial accountant, it was then learned that Cleland had left for a "sanitarium." and would be rone for two or three weeks. - Cleland's report can wait, the investigators say. Christmas Savings crab now open. Rock Island Havings Bank Dried herring, each . .... 62 Potatoes (lb.) .... .v. 8 ; Carrots (lb.) 13 Cabbage (lb.) 20 . Onions. (Ib.) 28 Chicken (1U.I . ., , , 500 Veal (lb.) . ',!. "400 Beet (Door quality) (lb.)... .;:..v, ,.400 to 700 Pork (lb.) '..',.... V.. 500 td 700 Sugar Ub ) 115 and soon to be rationed at three pounds ' per head per month at 180 . Esga (each) 68-' Bread (lb.) '....... .M..V. .165 Mrs. Cchmidt doesn't buy any Chocolates! a. Beg inning Wednesday ' the store hours will '''.; ' '' be from..? . - ".I'M.'.- ,1., T''" 9 a m. to 9 p. na X L. S. McCabe & C&Rock Island, III PHONE R. 1. 344 U. S. Weather Bureau official weather forecast for Rock Island! Mostly Cloudy Tonight and n Wednesday, tonight. IS Store Hours 6 :30 arm. to 5 :80 p. m. Only Four More Shopping Days Till Christmas Urg "IXTITH only-four shopping days he itmay Y dawn upon ybu thatfyoii have neglected two or three or more of your Christmas gifts. This store is prepared to meet rnis conamon wira many emiiicuuy ucauauic iiiuigo it you haven t.yet seen. GIVE THE BOY A : ' SWEATER T 'A' good 'arm Sweater will . make any boy happy that is" f fortunate enough to fincl one - among his 5 gifts Christmas morning.. -We are showing an , .unusual . assortment.' Moderately, $2.25 priced from to $5.25 ' BOOKS : Popular copyrights. We have just received by express "anoth ' er big shipment of all the P9pu- lar tijtlel. So .that a) I may be ' accomodated. ; Come i tomor row and get' your fav- 7(SI orite books for"; V. . , C TOYS We have kept this stock up in order that the late shop per may yet" have, a good selection. We are showing this season a greater variety and larger as sortment than ever before. Come tomorrow; .-- , ....... your selection ments are good and make while assort- DESK SETS For the man with a desk, could you give anything nicer? We have them in brass, bronze and art tapestry, that range from $9.00 to $14.00 in price, but till Christmas we will sell them LESS 33i Jewelry Section. MEN'S BATH ROBES A nice comfortable robe made of Beacon robing, attractive patterns and serviceable col ors. An excellent gift. Price range from $7.25 to $13.50 Don t Forget the -MERCHANDISE CERTIFICATE JZan be had at the Cashier s Desk for any amount and the recipient can buy what she wants, umen sne warns it. Putlip.lin; beautiful, packages a large assortment ; . c Meadowbrook Milk ': Chocolates .' ; ' ' rtoaae Circle ,--, L Bittenweets Faniilj Packages, ' v.Etc .,- ' "a rev aatlar kaaa't get what MaS. CALL. VS We wttl t2 TOV where to nt Is. , ' -iipilSi-ilttehle' the discriminating lihouselcpiethah Beautiful linen. Our showing of fine 'Imensaieiyears: 'g LmeW Pattcptths, each i : . . . -i.S0 to $18.00 ,JaiJsissiIl to $4,198 Linen Rasasato maB.ciotns or aamaiiK - " ,; i dozen i..v'.':;? - I - : . V . s . skdo to $18,40 Martex Towels sind TojaVel Seta popular for gifts Hi 'IVORY SPECIAL Powder Puffs and Hair Receivers The ' regular price is $2.50. While they last, each $1.98 GOAT for Christmas For the wife or daughter who is in needof-a'Coat what could be bet ,ter?f We are making a special pre ,,'Christmast offer for the remainder of the week of any coat in stock, '.including high : priced garments and specially priced sale coats X, Your choice of the stock ' ' LESS 20 CHRISTMAS BASKETS The best part of a merry day The Christmas Dinner. ' That is wiiat will make your Christmas the most suc cessful. ,v ; . , . . We have on display in the "Gift Suggetion" window, 2nd Ave., a. Christmas basket. What could be a more accepta ble gift? . V .. The salespeople at the Delicatessen counter will be pleased . to take your order and to give you all the information re garding these baskets.. ' ' SILK HOSIERY Most women will be disappointed if they fail to find one or more pairs of Silk Hose among their presents. We' can accomodate every need and our stock is sufficient to take care of late shoppers. All the best 'makes are represented, but our big special is AS-YOU-LIKE-IT HOSIERY "v.''p" . $1.93 AH silk, pair ......i.I... $2.85 r ; - They Please and Satisfy i . , ! Victor Records For Christmas Gifts There is no more welcome gift than new records for the home that contains a talking machine. Come to this store where you have a big stock to choose from. For the Children: 18953 (Santa Claus Tells of Mother Goose Land ..Girard 75c (Santa Claus Tells ot Mother Goose Land ..Girard 35418 (The Night Before Christmas il.25 (Gingerbread Boy ...Patten Faulkner 35679 (Santa Clans Gives Away His Toys Girard $1.25(Santa Clans Tells About His Toy Shop ....Girard 35324 (In a Clock Store Victor Orch. J 1.25 (A Hunt in the Black Forest 35711 (Santa Claus Visits the Children 11.25 (Santa Clans Visits the Children For Mother: Victor Orch. Girard Girard 18961 (Trail to Long Ago James-Shaw 75c (When Yon Long for a Pal James 45145(Silent Night, Holy Night Trinity Choir $1.00 (Holy Night Marsh and Quartet 66048-rSerenade (Violin) Elman $1.25 64566 Nightingale Song Gluck $1.25 . 74476 Dreaming of Home and Mother $1.75 For Dad: 18954 (Toot, Toot, Tootsie ! . , 75c (Do I? J..... 18952 (Chimes of Liherty March ........ (Sagamore March .Williams . . Benson Orch. .. Benson Orch. . Goldman Band Goldman Band lS781(ril Take You Home Again, Kathleen ( Burr and Quartet 75c (When the Corn Is Waving, Annie Dear ( Burr and Quartet 66092 Old Polks at Home Galli-Curci $1.25 744331 Want to See the Old Home . . .' $1.75 Whitehill and Quartet For Sister: 18963 (Homesick 75c (All Over Nothing at All 18960 (Blowing Bubbles All Day Long 75c (Just As Long As You Have Me. Whiteman Orch. White Way Orch. .Whiteman Orch. Whiteman Orch. McConnack 66109 Three O'clock in the Morning $1.25 66058 Minnet Philadelphia Symphony Orch. $1.25 88376 Dreams of Long Ago Caruso $1.75 For Brother: 18965(1 Wish I Could Shimmy Virginian Orch. 75c (Gee! But I Hate to Go Home Alone ..Virg. Orch. 189S3 (Crinoline Days Whiteman Orch. 7 5c (Pack Up Your Sins Whiteman Orch. 18967(AU for the Love of Mike ..... Patricola 75c (Hot Lips ..I Patricola 64744 Prelude from Lohengrin ..Boston Symph. Orch. $1.25 66080 Wonderful World of Romance McConnack $1.25 For Friends: 18950 (Two Little Ruby Rings 75c (I Found a Four Leaf Clover Whiteman Orch. .Whiteman Orch. 18908 (Old Kentucky Moonlight 75c (Rock Me in My Swanee Cradle ... Sterling Trio .... Peerless Qt. 18958 (Watchman, Tell Us of the Night ( Trinity Male Choir 75c (Christians, Awake, Salute the Happy Morn... ( Trinity Male Choir 35712 (Christmas Hymns and Carols .... Trinity than $1.25(Christmas Hymns and Carols Trinity Choir 64825 Roses of Picardy McCormack $1.25 66081 Secret of Suzanne Overture Toacanini Orch. $1.25 87321 A Dream Caruso $1.25 87544 Silent Night, Holy Night Gluck-Reimers $1.50 74724 Alice Wrhere Art Thou (Violin) Elmaa $1.75 74534 Farewell to Thee Gluck & Quartet $1.75 74777 The Maiden's Wish (Piano) Paderewski $1.75 i 74608 Lo, Here the Gentle Lurk, Galli-Curci $1.75 74719 Nazareth Werrenrath $1.75 V ' 89018 Home to Our Mountains (Trovatore) ' $2.00 Caruso-Homer 96200 Sextette from Lucia $3.60 Caruso-Sembrich-Scotti, etc. Select your records during the evening and avoid the rush. Open Evenings Until Christmas BAAS' MUSIC SHOP NEXT TO FT. ARMSTRONG THEATRE Pheae B. L 5560. Keck Islaaa, 1IL ae If r.