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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. MAY 2. 1914.
a FRESH ACCIDENT AT BAD CROSSING DURING OUR GREAT SPRING SALE OF FURNITURE WE OFFER v ' - ' - " ' McCombs I The Store for All the People Young & McComb7, 111 "u"h I I I I Auto Collides With Pony Cart but Fortunately the Dam age Is Small. The corner at Fourteenth-and a half ttreet and Eleventh avenue, where Fred Myers met death recently and where other auto accidents have tak en place since the paving was laid last year, waa the scene of another mishap last evening about 6 o'clock when a runabout In which were two ladles and a child collided headon with a pony cart In which to girls were riding. Fortunately there was no seri ous damage, though it was necessary to tow both vehicles from the place. The girls were Miss Guydena Hig gtns. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry HIggins. living in the Sala flats, and Miss Magdalene Sells, aged 16. daugh ter of Mrs. Emily Sells. S07 Fourteenth-and-a-half street. The auto Was driven by Mrs. Carl Rochow, 1206 Fourth avenue, and w ith her w ere her daughter. Mrs. Charles Volk. 1S23 Fifth avenue, and baby. The girls in the cart were traveling cast on the avenue, keeping to the right. The car swung around the cor ner from Fourteenth-and-a-half street, at a moderate rate, but Mrs. Rochow, who was driving, became confused and described too wide an arc, encounter ing the pony head on. The animal was thrown down and the girls fell out of the vehicle, escap ing with nothing more serious than bruises. The shafts were driven through the radiator of the auto, breaking off. thus putting boui ve xhicles out of commission. All the la dies involved in the affair were able to go home without assistance. 1 Q to 40 Off on all Fmmituj: (EXCEPT CONTRACT GOODS) Never take your eyes off this store-always something doing here. Now comes this great sale or V purchased for the event in such large quantities that we got an extra trade discount a 10 to We have added a r 1 .U: cnaii KiiTT onH nncc on thf crnnci fortune tO LUC DUD1IC. ptc at manv nieces our or our own siuL.rv iu una auai vj Ks --"fa c5 FOREIGN NEWS II STARTING MON., MAY 4, UNTIL SAT., MAY 9 X Nemo "bridge" construction which prevents all pressure over the waist line. No Nemo Corset ever "digs in" at the top. 2 Nemo Lastlkops Bandlet (seml-elas-tlc) which gives perfect abdominal support from underneath. 3 Nemo Lasticurve-Back. makes skirt of even the longest corset flexible. 4 Improved Self-Reducing front; used th iondon. May 2. "Too old at thirty" is the unhappy lot of the British bar maid described in a report by Mrs. Bernard Drake of an inquiry made by the Women's Industrial Council. Barmaids ar? a Bri:ish institution. Very few men are found behind the bar In the saloons throughout 'Aie Vnlted Kingdom, except proprietors. There are 22.'i'0 barmaids In England alone. Frequent cri:sad"B have been charted with the purpos of eliminating wemen. and particularly girls, from this vocation, bu: nothing lasting has been accomplished. One reason is that ' the salocn is the working man's club, : and he prefers these places where lie i can gossip with the girls. On the ( whole, the influence of barmaids is to ; raise the atmosphere of saloons, but, the influence cf the saloons upon the ' women is considered bad. j "The barmaiJ soon grows old." says the report, "iOTnetinies she is old a j ?3: ghe is crnerally too old at Z." i Her chances of marriaee are small unless she marries thp barman or the' manager, and almost the only recourse left to her i the s'rrets. The tnmb.-r cf women on the I-ondon streets who j have once bea barmaids is oul of all : proportion to the total cumbers in the! trade. Mrs. Drake writes vrr.iatheticallv cf the women behind lli bars. Sha j ,i:8ringuishpd from her sisters by a ea-v,: ; greater measura of the love of youth "The t.arma!d is cheaper than the VlT adventure. he s'-ldom adopts the barman. She is nior? industrious, more career as the result of a false step, scber. more amenable to the wishes of, Th workincman seldom loses his re- i Introducing A Complete line of 1914 Nemo Corset Specialties Preserve Your Health by wearing Nemo. It will improve your figure as well. Every Nemo Corset is built along lines that build, strengthen and preserve the figure. It has many exclusive patented features, among -v. men are the following: 5 Nemo Duplex Back, produces perfect "ln-curve." 6 Nemo "Limshaplng' device, reduces thick upper limbs to natural size. 7 Nemo Auto-Massage device, reduces abdomen permanently. 8 Nemo "Easy-Front" semi-elastic gores, in an almost topless model. cover nearly the entire gastric glon. Cloth.' In the new "Duplex" models. The Nemo semi-elastic fabrics. "Lastlkops Webbing" and "Lastlkops used only in Nemo Corsets, are guaranteed to outwear the corset. Every Nemo Corset represents at least twice as much value, in material and making.as any other corset sold at same prices. Nemo Corsets are worn by women who rightly demand the greatest value for their money. Come and Inspect the new models and the entire Memo line. 1914 r Beginning I Monday, JJ May 4th Jf Shoes! SJioes? Closing Out Shoes See the Big Window Display Hi If you see your sze it's a big saving for you. Size and price marked on each pair of Shoes in Men's, Women's and Chil dren's Shoes at about 40c on the dollar. These lines are the odds and ends of the shoes that -we will not stock in the fu ture, and we have determined to close them at prices that will move them quickly. All new and perfeet goods, and truaranteed the same as if you paid the regular price, from $3.50 to $5.00. Not all sizes. ' Lot 1 $3.00 to $5.00 for $2.19 Ladies Patent Leather Pumps, Oxfords and Colo nials, Also Gun Metals and Kid. Closing out price 2.19 Lot 2 Up to $5.00 for $2.39 "Women's Patent Leather and Gun Metal Shoes, lace or button, value up to $5.00. Closing out price $2.39 Lot 3 Worth up to $5.00 for $2.59 Men's Oxfords, black, tan and patent leather. Clos ing out price $2.59 Ask About Oar Furniture Department's Deferred Payment Plan JL IElMT0WE,S?lr3El, mm 1 ' 11 Oar Fnmitare is of the Best Quality and Workmanship ! her employer. less rebt I'i'.-us against tho bard conditions of jmblic house I if?. j "There are women, women of fine character, who earn in the bar a decent and respectable living, and are not un-1 happy. Th-re is even a woman of ro-' bur-t heal.h and temperament, who I fallen ppect for the barmaid as a woman worker: It is reserved for the man about town to be without all sense of honor or chivalry to women. Young and pretty girls are deliberately chos en for the VEt End saloons, which are the resorts of. dissolute men and on;en, because the inexperi enced eirls attract the men. Thev are tatica. The bar is to other women I given no protection by their employers. Immediate ruin. j Two rreat evlja of the present sa- But all these are exceptions. Th? : loon system are pointed out by the re barmaid is of the majority, although i ort. One Is the long hours affecting she loses nothing of self-res peet, yet ! the hc-jlth of both men and women continue at her ros: only in weariness ! and leadicT to excessive drlnkine. and loathing, and with a Rreat fear in her heart f that which the future is to bring." Wages for barmaids are no more than domestic servants command In the. United Stat"s and the averae working day is It hours. In houses! patronized by workingmen the average pay is 12.50 to 13 a week: in hotels it may rise to $3.S0. and for a head bar maid to 11.50 or even Board and lodging are always furnished, but the girls are expected to dress well. The barmaid, according to Mrs. Drake, belongs to the type of normal and average working girl. Industrious, sober and honest, although she is to be Tho other is the exploitation of young girls which is responsible for their degradation. One reform proposed Is that no girl under the age of 21 shall be employed after 8 o'clock, except on the premises of her parent, and anoth er Is that the bar shall be a more fit place for both men and women. The Easter holiday scene on Hamp stead llath. where Iondon factory girls have their annual parade and picnic, was altogether changed this year . The faring and multifarious petticoats which the East End girl3 have flaunted each new season were missing. Host of the East End belles COLLEGE CHORUS PLEASES CROWD Wennerbergr Singers Render Splendid Program With Able Assistance. Wanted Rooms for Delegates Parties having rooms they can spare during the days of the Supreme Convention of the Royal Neighbors of America (week beginning May IS), will confer a favor on the committee on "Hotels and llooms" and will themselves be enabled to rent their rooms during those days, by filling out and mailing answers to the following questions: State number of rooms you can furnish and conveniences State number of persons you can accommodate Location of rooms Price charged per day Can you furnish breakfast? If so, at what price?. Your name Address Cut tiiis out, fill in the blank and mall to MRS. KATE COLLIER, Chairman, 825V2 Twelfth street, Rock Island, III. Every seat was taken in the auditor ium at Augustana college last evening when the Wennerberg chorus rendered its annual home concert as the last number in the lyceum course. The chorus was ably assisted by Mrs. Helcne Forsberg-Miller on the violin in the selections. Souvenir, by Drdia; Mazurka, by M'Lynarski, and the ada gio movement from Suite 3, Op. 34, by Hies; also by Miss Frances LJdman. pianist, in Prelude in G minor, by Rachmaninoff, and Etude in G flat, by Chopin. The singing of the chorus .was even above the high standard set in for mer years. The effective training by Professor V. O. Ilergquist during the last year was evident in every selec tion rendered. The program was a varied one, chos en from the large repertoire used on the recent tour, and while every num ber received generous, applause from the audience. Selections in which the chorus seemed the best were Lullaby, by Brahms: Den Store Hvide Flok, by Greig; Across the Sea. by Stone, and The Laughing Song, by Abt, and The Lost Chord, by Sullivan. Again and again the applause of the audience would not cease until the chorus re turned for an additional number. had taken up the new fashions and their taste in dress seemed to bear tribute to the college settlement work ers of the poorer districts. In past years the girls spent all their money for gay petticoats, for rental of gor geous plumes for their hats, and great combs set with glass gems, with which to ornament their top-heavy pompa dours. This year witnessed the pass ing of most of these extravagances. In the classes conducted by the social settlement workers the girls have been taught to drees their bair gracefully and to dispense with the brilliant combs. Florence, Italy, May 2. The pic turesque little town of Arezzo, on the way froni Florenco to Perugia, is about to celebrate the completion of its cathedral which was begun over five centuries ago. In striking contrast with the rapid ity -with which great structures are erected in America, there are many buildings in Italy which were begun many centuries ago which never have been finished, and never will be since such an attempt might spoil the artis tic harmony of the whole, gained through centuries of wind, weather and changing tastes. Instances of such unsuccessful attempts hare re cently been seen at Florence and Mi lan where new facades have been added to the old cathedrals. They were greeted by derision by the citi zens who described them as sugar decorations on a wedding cake. The architects have had more luck at Arezzo and what was already a fine specimen of Italian Gothic architec ture, whose cornerstone was laid ia 1277, is now complete. The celebra tion will take place in May, and a num ber of art loving foreigners are ex pected to be attracted to the ancient town, which was the birthplace of Cilnius Maecenas, the patron of Virgil and Horace. Bagdad, May 2. A modern Robin Hood, who selects tax-gatherers as his victims, is operating near Nejef, The Vail has been out in the Nejef and Kerbcla districts collecting taxes from the tribes and recently be sent by post to Bagdad 4.000 liras of the amount he had collected. Between Nejef and Kerbela. the post, guarded by one gendarme only, was attacked apparent ly by adherents of the tribes from whom the taxes were collected. The money was taken from the mail bags and returned to the people. The Vail has again resumed his task and Is said to have recovered 3.000 liras of the lost taxes and guarantees for the re mainder. Sydney. May 1. Director of Immi gration Hunter for the slates of New South Wales and Victoria expects to leave soon for England in furtherance of an energetic Immigration policy planned by the two fctates. He will also invade northern Europe in bis campiign to attract settlers for Aus tralia. He Is sure that the northern European would make a line settler and these states are prepared to wel come them by the thousands. As a part of the immigration cam paign 1.000 boys will be placed In ap prenticeship, to New South Wales farmers this year with the . Idea of training them to become permanent settlers. If the experiment proves as successful as did a similar plan in New Zealand, the number of boys will be lncreaked every year. No trouble is anticipated in getting the boys, as it Is known that 100,000 lads can be HONOR THOMAS . COKE TOMORROW Centenary of Founder of Mis sion Movement of Method ist Church Observed. Tomorrow will be observed at the First Methodist church the centenary of Thomas Coke, father of Methodist missions, and Rev. T. E. Newland will preach a sermon appropriate to the anniversary. At the evening service Rev. Mr. New ind will begin a Beries of Sunday eve ning sermons on the genera ltheme, "The Poet as a Preacher," taking as' the subject for his address "Religion tt the Fireside." Miss Iva Pearce will read "The Cotter's Saturday Night" and special music will be given by the church choir and John Graham will 6ing "One of These Which are Ar rayed." During t'ae month of May Rev. Newland will select some master piece in literature and draw from it the theme for a special sermon. Spe cial music will mark all of the serv se.ured In advanced. England " their fare is Berne, Switzerland. May 2. The French cantons of Switzerland are protesting against the so-called "Ger manizatlon" of the republic. The gov ernment blue books are now printed In German only. The municipality of Berne has ordered the removal of French names of streets, which until now have had at the intersections the name in both French and German. The French names of several railway stations of the state lines have recent ly been dropped and the German des ignations kept. The French newspa pers here affirm that Pan-German so cieties at Crefeld and at Berlin have subsidized German teachers so that they may be able to take positions In Swiss schools at salaries too small for their maintenance alone. Rome, May 2. Measures have been taken this spring to combat the Illiter acy of the population In the mountain ous regions of Romana Campagnla with renewed vigor. The so-called ambulant schools, which are moved from place to place and which are held In the open air before the huts of the shepherds, will be Increased in num ber. One of these schools is at an alti tude of over 15,000 feet. The teach ers, usually women, reside at the near est village, which is often a great dis tance away. Many. of these hard-working people drive out from Rome many times a week in rough carts, at a great sacrifice of strength and comfort, but they declare they are sufficiently re warded by the enthusiasm shown by their pupils. Dunedin, N. Z., May 2. New Zealand has begun a vigorous campaign against the practice of certain British export ers of sending foreign goods to this country under English labels. The charge is made that British merchants buy large quantities of cheap foreign goods and ship them to New Zealand and other colonies as British manufac tures. Minister of Customs Fisher in a re cent speech said that he had positive proof that foreign goods were imported into England and repacked and ship ped as British merchandise to evade the extra duty that New Zealand places on all foreign manufactures. New Zea land wished to purchase British goods, according to the minister, rather than foreign merchandise, and he pledged himself to do everything in his power to prevent the unscrupulous British merchant from cheating, the colonial public. It is said that this form of contra band trade is especially rife among ex porters of textile goods. Many of the shipments which arrive ostensibly from Lancashire never saw the inside of the mills there, but have be so skilfully remarked and repacked that the fraud might never be detected un less they should fall into the hands of experts, who know the English weave. Commits Suicide. Word has been received of the sui cide of Theodore Engstrom, formerly living near Sherrard and a brother of Victor Engstrom of Milan, at Ogden, Utah. He cut his throat with a razor while despondent because unable to obtain work. He was 39 years of age and left here about ten years ago. To remove rust fro ma knife plunge the blade into an onion and leave it for an hour. Then polish in the usual way. NOW IS THE Til TO HAVE YOUR SCREEN WORK. YOUR BUL LETIN BOARDS AND YOUR CEMENT WALKS ATTENDED TO. WE ARE BUSY AS BEES BUT CAN " HANDLE MORE WORK. B oman 2117 FOURTH AVENUE PHONE 1737. i