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THE AEGHJS, FltlOAV, JANUARY S. 1904.
TRAINMEN TESTED DEV,CE aids telegraphers
Eight Crews Pass an Extinguish
ed Semaphore Light on the
ALL GET SIXTY DAYS' VACATION
It. It. Cable Saj New Uncle Island
Management Will GIto
Bat f faction.
Without noticing that the li;.rht in
the hemaphore aboe the station of
the Oi it-si 70 & Xiirthwcstern railroad
at Matfair. a ( liicaj;o suburb, was: not
luuiMnjr, ei;'ht train crcivs passed the
danger signal while a hiiih official se
cretly marked down the numbers of
the trains. Kijrht conductors, ciht
firemen ami cirht engineers are now
on an enforced vacation of 00 days.
The remarkable test was sneste:
by the wreck that occurred on the
I'ere Marquette railroad near (ininil
Itapid. Mich.. Dee. ::. and by a desire
of the company to throw the utmost
safety precautions about its patrons.
Act' i nlintr to the rules of the com
pany, a lijrht that is not burning has
Ihe same s itrnifica nee that a red liirht.
or daiifrer ipi::il would have. Tlie
liirht in a semaphore above a station.
according to the rules, must be notic
ed not only by the engineer and fire
mars, but alsn by the conductor. The
fact that the liirht Mas nct burning,
if noticed, would brinir any train,
even with any orders previously iriven.
to a si:: nd.-till, and the conductor
would not yi the order to 'o ahead
until the train dispatcher hail jiien a
While the test wa f'oiiir on t he
1 ruins ran by the station w i t lion t a ny
haltin-r. The ort li western Limited,
the :.'nth century train, which !eaes
(hicafro at !:::(( o'clock, hurried by
without a stop. Suburban trainv stop
ped at the station and then pulled
away with no notice f the extinguish
CIMtiKM are nllerwt.
I:. It. ( able was aked while at Dav
enport xesten.ax attendinr the stock
holders' meetinir of the liock Island
road if anv chu Hires were Iikelv to oc-
cur under the l.oree maiiaireiuent. and
repiiel tint several were mid
siileratioii. but that a mien ncemeii t
trari'iny them were lit t ready.
"We Ihink we are roin to have i
management which will pri.ic perfect
ly .-.iti-f.ieti ry i.ot in!t to the pub
lic hut to I In- employe.- of the sys
tem." declared Mr. ( able.
This i taken to mean tli.it many of
the men foisted upon tlie Uock IslanI
under Mr. Warren's regime will lie re
moved with a view of rciraininir pub
lic popularity for ihe company.
At a meetintr f the directors of the
liock Island company of New .Icrsey,
'v 1 1 i 1 1 is the holding company of all
its lines iii tin- liock Island sv-tem.
belli in .New York Vesteri'av. I.. I".
l.oree iv a elected a director to till the
vacancy caused by the resignation of
A. If. Flower. I!.c also was elected a
director in the Chicago, liock Island
V l'a-itie railroal to till the vacanev
caused bv the residua t it 'ii of K. S.
Wheeler, and was made chairman of
the executive cemmittee.
: flax. N W IC4; S.
tv. co i ii zr: out
CaicifO. Jan h -Following are the open
ing. bfKbect. lowest and ciomnr quotation g
la today s market:
Jan., Xl- f-3 8:
July. 8i; sv,-; s2H -
Jan., 43 V. 4.T,: 43 : 43',.
Mf, ; 47 V Irt'j 47-',
July 4t'; 46-, ; 46'; 6V
Jan., M: 3rt-4 S6V Sfi
Mar. 3H': S;",, : St-1 v.
July. 36 S ; ': 'i-
Jan.. 12 W) 12 W). 11 "J; 15 HI
'May, 13 IS. 13 30: 13 od. i:uo
Jan . -T5 li.TS; 6 TO ;o
May 6l5; T..0. 6'.D. B.frS
Jn.. 635 6 10 32: rt.3V
May. A 67 70 6 til); 6 62.
Rye. Jan. MV May 67'-,
W. ls. Jan ; May 103
-t-ccii,i toaar: wti-at
nit. no 3-s.ooo: cattle s.um. sneer .noo.
rfoje market opened weak, fcc lower.
Liftnt. II404K: mixed ana bntcn
rrm. 4Vt?.iiM: rood heary, H 5.I0. rougb
heavy 4 iii.-ii.
Cattle inarcet opened stead v.
soeep market opened steady.
Union stock yards 8 .411 a- m
Hor market mostlv Ht- lower
Li'Kbt. 14 3S14 sj; mixed and butchers. 4
(14 S: eood beary, li.wQtstU; rougb beary.
4 44 TU
Cattle market steady.
Beeves .( i.nt-S so. cons and heifers I lH
4. N1. Texas steers , Blockers and
feeders s :MSfc4 23.
Sheep market sieadv.
Hog tna'kel closed a live at decline.
I.lKhl. II asei i; mixed and butcners tl.-'iO
r -: rood beavy, HkSiW; rougb beary,
Cattie market closed steady.
Sheep market closed steady.
Estimated receipts Saturday: Wheat 45.
corn (ut, oats lis. hogs es.iM).
Now York Stocks.
New York. Jan 8. The following are the
closing quotations on the New York stock
Sugar lij.t;asOT..C R. 1. &irv South
ern Pacinic s ,. li Ato. TV, Atchison com
mon 67. Atcbion Id. K'. c M. & St. V.
liiS. Manhattan lJV. copper W. V.
TeU Co. V. A N ion. C. i A. 3.V Rdg
common 44s. Can.Paclflc H T. beather.com
inon . ... B. K T. SOS. Pacific Mail .. U.
5. Steel r'd. .v.s. U.S. Steel common to,,
l'enna- li- 1. mo. Pacific Cnion Pacific
T coal and iron IV. Erie common 2s.
Wahasb pfd Car tonnarr 19. C O.
W. Hi, Kep Steet rid. 4IS. Rep. Steel com
mon r. New York Central llH. Illinois
1VOCAI. MARKET GOMOITIOXS.
XsdTa QaotatloM om Piwrtatoas. 1Jt
8 look. rt Mt fuL
Rock Island, Jan. n Following axe tbe
Quotations on tbe local maxtrt;
Mutter Creamery S3cG33c. dalrylc
Eces Presto Sfc
Lie poultry Sprlne chickens 8c per
pound hens Tc per ponna.
Patterned After Typewriter and Greatly
The (lalc-burir Hepublican-IIejrister
thus lesoribe a n-w teieyraph send-
lrifr device iriat nas just been piven a
test by the llurlinton at that place
"An innovation in the sirt of teleir-
raphy pud which is interesting the
employes of the dispatchers office of
the Jhirlinjrtr n at this place, is th'
Vetman typewriter and transmitter.
The new invention is one that will
work a jreneral revolution in the art
of sending messages. In fact, many
of the larger telegraph offices have
adopted this machine and have found
it so eminently successful that it is
leinif used jrenerally throughout the
country. Ihe Associated 1'ress is us-
injr the new contrivance and severa
of tlie machines are bcinjr operated
in the sreneral offices of the Jlurlinjr
ton in Chicairi'.
111 iipiiearanee ine teiman resem
bles the I'nderwood. with a basket
ano visible writmjr. At the back of
the maidiine is a clockwork mechan
ism, and as the operator strikes the
keys the various characters of the
Mor.e svstcm of telegraphy are
mad. The machine is connected with
the regular sending apparatus and the
sending is limited only by the opera
tor's ability to manipulate the kevs
of the machine.
"For accuracy the Vetman is much
better than the former method of
sendinir bv hand. Many of the letters
re represented by dots, sav from
three to six. and even the best of op
erators are frequently heard to p-ive
an extra dot. which is not a material
fault, but in the use of the Vetman
no such mistake can occur. Tlie new
machine is arranged so that the regu
lar typewriter hammers strike the
plate, and aside from the sending- of
the message, a copy is made n the
paper as in any other machine While
it will never be of use in dispatching
trains, it is bound to have a place in
the telegraph offices, where reports
and commercial messages are sent.
"A loii"- inessaire was received in
(ialesburtr yesterday from the irencral
offices in ( hica-o. ami the receiver in
this city had no difficulty in making
a copy of the same 011 a typewriter at
this end. The speed was probably
or 40 words a minute, which is too
rapid to lie writ ted bv hand."
AT THE HOTELS.
.t the Harper (ius Palmer. Chica
go; W. K. Meritt. Sullivan; II. I.. Shcl
d n. liock Falls; .: C. .1. Delahoyde.
Stuart. I.vva: W. II. (a rev. Carbon
Cliff; Dr. W. C. Ilaird. St. Louis; .1. C.
Sti-vensoii. (Jcorfre Ferifiisoii. Orion;
II. I.. Staiiyhton. ( a mbiidire; S. Seli--man.
Chicago; T. K. 'an Saul. Kansas
Citv; .lames llohan. Aledi.; Charles
Ceiirer, .evv Orleans. I. a.: II. C. Ad
ams. Krie. III.; (J. A. IIobins,jU Krje,
III. : William llushard. Thomas F. Nel
son. Ceore W. Mahem. Frank Smile,
Harry .lackson and wife. New Vork;
A. II. Ilujihcs. Ah-do; Henry Kn-ps.
Ileynolds; N. Kramer. Chicago; Ceortre
II. .Oechsle. C. M. Fentmi. M. A. Pie'
ixMI. ( hica-o; II. .. Iluelatid. I.a
Crosse. Wis.; K. K. Pierce. Chicago;
F. F. Pierce, (ieneseo; K. A. McAnlle,
New Vork: M. K. Thomas. New Vork:
Perry II. I.on.ind wife. liock Man!.
Al the Harms (Knn pcan) - C. F.
Ma.vcr. .loc Pli k. Chicago; II. I).
S-ar!c. C. Crosby. K. C. Purdv. L. .1.
f iiiinbiner. O. Carrie. .1. C. (Iiwii, I.. A.
Staubcr. New Vork: S. S. ( i laister. ( hi
cairo; Mr. (ioodkind and wife. St. Paul;
,1. .1. Line-, Fulton. 111.; C. Newton.
Mrs. Ill-o ies. W. K. Phins. New Vork;
W. F. Paijiett. Chicaifo: Loui- Koseu
ficld. U Moines; H. K. Part on. Cedar
l.'apids; .!. K. .Iiihnson. i:. A. Murphy.
A. V. (ioodwiu. C. It. C 1I'V. Cliicao;
A. W. (Mctrery. New Vork: P.. I. Kauf
man. Cincinnati. Ohio; H. F. Chesley.
New Vork; .1. Stenfield. Chicairo; L.
Case and i!a tighter. St. Paul: Ceorye
W. Hazel. H. C. Codfrey. F. C. Funhc.
Chicaijo: .1. I". Heath. '.Milwaukee: .1.
W. Peck. .Jr.. Chicago; M. ( i. Warner.
St. Louis; L. Iloscntitdd. A. Libeinami.
I-:. L. Me Fern. Chicago; (i. A. Walker.
St. Louis: M. C. Turner. Chicago; L.
L. (inmluin, A. C. (iiirney. New "lrk.
At the Hock Island II. W. Wright.
Chicairo; ;e:rre Sawyer. Chi,aso; II.
Fdelson. Chicago; W. F. Her, New
Vork: M. Weldon. New Vork: C. I).
Ilichards aiul.wife. Norton,. Ohio; H.
Wateeman. (Jenesn.; II. W. Darkin.
Chicago; C. F. Ta lor. Omaha: S. C.
(iitTord. Hock I-land: P.. Lim hotT. ( 'hi-.
cairo; II. I). Crosby. New "ork: H. .1.
Vance. New Vork; W. II. Curtis. St.
Paul: Y. W. Newhall. Kansas ( itv ;
-lames Sackeye. Nw Vork: N. II.
Stone. Chicairo: W. P. Macaulcv. Mi.-
Mac-aii ley. Atkinson; H. H. Mavward;
L. W. Perry. W. A. Card. I'.eardstown;
C. L. smith. Ilea rdst ow n : .1. T. Passett.
Oalesburir: Or. C. .1. Koont. P.eards-
town; .1. M. At wood. New Vork: (i. K.
Wilson. Clinton: I. ('. Craves and
w if-. I ieneseo.
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We are glad that we were able to contribute in the old year our efforts to make
thousands of happy Men, Women and Children by supplying them all the neces
sary wearing apparel at moderate prices at the most Liberal Credit Terms.
We are pleased to know that the people have appreciated our labor and are
proud with the confidence they have invested in this firm and assure them that
they will have no cause to regret it. We are, indeed, thankful to the public for the
generous patronage, and regret very much that on such occasions, whenxour ca
pacity has been overtaxed, we could not give the proper attention due them. We
have, therefore, pledged ourselves to be determined to labor still harder the com
ing year to provide better facilities and to produce still better qualities at still lower
Assuring them of our highest appreciation for the favors of the old year, and
thanking them in advance for the favors of the new year, we wish them one and
all, A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.
321 Twentieth Street, RocK Island.
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ATJGTJSTANA AGAIN LOSES
TO IOWA AT BASKETBALL
I'nivefsity of Iowa
in tlie contest jdaved
iiasium last evciiinir.
fell before the
at the local fi m
The score was
'M to 1'. Three years
won f ion) Auirustana :
f last evciiinir
fs-landcrs mii:ht have
tlu-y maintaincl the
in the openinir ha!f.
and the Pock
rait they struck
when they held
to an even
down their opponent
break 1 to H.
On the other hand, the lowans irrew
better as the trame advanced, their
defense and basket throw intr in the
sccsind half lx inir in si me restects re
markable. Koss threw six and New
ton three baskets for the visitor-.
The teams lined up as follows:
. . riiiht jruard Iloss
. . left jruard Schciich
.left forward Newton
riu l'.t forw ard ..Kinff.-bury
. centre Parson-
1 referee. Kule, of Iowa
I., .lohiisi n. ot Aurtis-
An lerson .
l.icd.-b'a I ..
timekeepers. N'ejrils for
and Swan for Aujriistana.
CATCH CARP THROUGH ICE
Sent ly CarloHiln from llllnaiiit Klvrr to tlif
Kuti ro Market.
Nat C. Cohen a;i I S. 1. Part let:, of
the inini i- fi-h commission, at a
meeiin-r thi- week irranted a number
i f permits aut lioriin- fishermen
ah nr the Illinois river to li.-Ii throtijrh
the ice under the siipervi-ion .f t he
commission, says ihe Decatur Herald.
Cnder the dules of the commission
the fishermen are permitted to take
only carp and other coar-e lish
throuirh the ice. and all of the iranie
tish ensnared must be returned to tin
water. Special warden- are appoint
ed to supervise Ihe tishimr and Ihe
industry is conducted only when they
are present to see that the rules are
observed. Heavy penalties are en
forced for failure to comply with the
The takinir of carp in the winter
has frrnw n to be a larjre industry,
there beinir a heavy demand for the
h-h in New lerk. La.-t week In- car
loads of carp were sent lo that citv
and the call for them is in excess of
the supply at all times. The carp is
not esteemed by pei pie in this section
of the country, but down cast, where
the residents are surfeited with salt
water tish. it i- reirarded as a delica
cy. It is served as such a I the Wald
orf-Astoria hotel and at the Icadmtr
restaurants in New Vork.
"The trouble with Ihe western peo
ple." said Commissioner Cohen yes
terday, "is that they have unreason
able prejudice atrainst the carp. As a
matter oT fact, it is a fine fish when
properly prepared for the table, hut
people out here do not know how to
cook' it and they have formed the im
pression that it is worthless.
"Vou cannot fry carp, but if ou will
parboil and bake it you will have as
tine a fish a- you will care for. Some
day. when the prejudice airainst the
carp wears away, our people will
learn how to prepare him for the
table and then we will understand
why he ha- been in such demand in a
market where the finest salt fish in
the world are sold in competition with
I T T1TTCT nfVVflTJPrHTTnlT
HAS ITS ANNUAL MEETING
Pnruinonla and f.a Grippe.
;hs cured quickly by Foley's
and Tar. Uefuse substitutes.
meeting i f
the convrreirat ion
t church oflicer-
the cuniiiiir year a-
Heacons - S. .1
Dr. C. K. Taylor
man. two years
Trustees S. .1
Financial Secretary -AV. .1.
Treasurer Dr. F. II. Fir.-t.
Clerk Wi Ilia m ( iuldenzopf.
The following Sabbath school
cers were elected:
Superintendent S. .!. Woodin.
Assistant Superintendent Purli
Win ii I in, five years;
four ear.-; Thomas
years; Frank Free
It. (I. Summers, one
Woodin and IS. i.
Fdna P.. Iteed.
Mary A. Welch,
i f Forty - fourth
hool--Kibert F. Tin-
ret a rv - Mi-
Ti ca- urer M is
Street Sabbath S
Mantie .ltias-en was made jiresi
di nt f the P.aptist Vo!iiir People's
union. Committees were selected and
placed in eliarjre i f the finance, mu
sic, ushers, baptism. How it-, hospi
tality and benevolence. The present
membership is ::7i and the church i
in a irood financial condition. All fi
nancial obligations have been met and
the Ladies" Aid society ha- done nota
ble work durimr the past year, chief
amonir which is that of reca rpet inp
the Sunday school room.
A iiefrlectcd coiih oV cold may lead
to serious bronchial or lunjj troubles.
Don't fake chances -when Foley's Hon
ey and Tar affords perfect security
from serious effects of a cold., field
by all drugririst
MINSTBEL SHOW PLANNED
BY CLUB IS POSTPONED
Ow'inr to i'lt-rss in the ranks of
tho-e enyajred as performers, the an
nual min-trel performance of the
Hock I-land Club, to have been pre
sented at the Illinois theatre the een
inr of the U'th of t ln present month,
was postponed at a meeting f the
club entertainment committee held
last tiiirht. Tln-e who had consented
to serve on the canceled date will be
asked to re-unic rehearsal at a date
to be selected later in by the commit
tee. Arrangements had been about
completed for the entertainment,
when several of the persons assigned
to the responsible parts in the show
were taken i'.l. n:akinvr a complete re
hearsal impossible. Hence it was de
cided, owinjr to the nearness of the
date fixed, to announce a postponement.
To any person proving thatltliis is not
a "bona fide revision shoe 'sale.
shoes a I $.'!." fo $3.0(1
ladies' shot's at $:.73 to $:;.()()
In the fut un
dies' i-hocs up
prices in la-
Our specialty ladies' and men's shoes
2.50 and 3.50.
Telephone Union 721
Men's Shoes $2.50 and $3.50
XP8 Brady Street, Davenport, la.
Telephone North A2H1
Always Get the Best
OF" WIJV&K'R GOODS'
AT FINE'S H SHOE STORE
1610 SECOND AVENUE
O.'J paiis Men's Walk Over, Bnx-ca,lf, IWiu-her,
heavv, hand welt sole all sizes, A, 1$, C and
I) wide, the best $3.50
shoe in town, to po
at this sale for, a pair
18 pairs Men's Fine Enamel t'alf, lace, heavv
hand welt sole, all sics, 1) wide, a. dandy
$4 shoe, as long ts
they list, a X C
jair J m J J
10 Men's Enamel Calf, lace, heavy hand welt sole.
D wide, a iood one at reduc
io sale pricj, a pair
'3 Pairs Men's Fine Box Calf IJlucher, heavy hand
welt sole, the best $3 shoe you C
ever saw, to go at this sale, pxir S" J
3H Ladies' Fine 1'atent Calf lace, hand welt solt,
a trreat winter shoe at 3..!f, will Ca Q
part with them f jr. a pair
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-rrrn- v 'iw v 1 1 ii .'i v i-
when huinr wines- i.p li uors.
There is always one place that
is better than any other, and
that place is Simon Lewis' retail
Jhpior department. Whenever
you are in need of any liipior1-.
cither for table use or medicinal
purposes, you'll make no m
take by making vour purchases
RETAIL LIQUOR STORE.
Market Square, cor. Seventeenth
Street and Third Avenu.
! A Bank Account I
t Promotes Credit, establislies responsi- r
bility and results in security. It is your
oest i: riena. btart one today.
PER. CENT paid on deposits
the Savings department of the
oufv'5 3?rtti0ttrtf 'fctoiiB I
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
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