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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY. JUNE 14, 1907.
USE NICKEL STEEL
CONGER ANECDOTE W
Improvejj Material for Rails
Would Remedy Breakage
Problem, Says Schwab.
Former Minister to China Re
membered in Iowa as Never
Forgetting a Promise.
i-ouii ";ji:i.a (,:, i);!r it 1; niuuuy uia'.tVi.
shnpe is in a manner ivsoonsiblc fr
the composition. The head of the rail
is too heavy anil the flange too light,
ami the imjiirit is which cause the
breaking of the top of the rail are due
to the fact that the rail has to be
rolled while very hot. The heavy top
Is largely responsible for this neees
Bitr. Opt-n 1 1 r I li Kail Not llllici-ul.
Yl is !i t to the open heartii rail,
however, that the railroads of the
country must look for a final solution
of the problem. Its general usi; will bo
soii.e help, but the railroads are to
important a part of our countrv's
DEMAND BY PUBLIC URGED
Human Life Too Valuable and Trans
portation Too Important for Econ
omy in Equipment.
we:;l!'.i and human lif" Is far Pxi valu- I
ALWAYS REMEMBERED VETS
How He Obtained Release of Mission
ary One of His Experiences
With Li Hung Chang.
Charles M. Schwab, ex president of
the Uuitt-d States Steel corporation, in
a recent interview at Pittsburg declar
ed that the trouble with broken rails
which the railroads of the I'nited
States are having would never be rem
edied until a nickel steel rail costing
three times as much as the r.csseiner
rail now iu tt so was adopted, says the
New York Times.
"When 1 was with the Steel corpora
tion several years ::g," Mr. Schwa h
said, '"1 advised that preparations he
made to meet the need which the rail
roads of the com i try are now eNpcri
eiickig. As I remember, it is ab iut th e
or six years sime 1 came to the posi
tive conclusion that a better rail w is
gjing to become an absolute necessity
on account of the inei'oarlng sptvd aa.l
weight of the trains.
"Very little was done at that time (.r
has been done since by ibo Steel cor
poration or any one else to anticipate
the needs of the railroads except that
our works at Hcthlehom were equipped
some two years sisro to supply rails of
basic open hearth steel, which the mil
road men are now generally rg'.'eed is
a superior rail and niu-t suppl.r.it the
Bessemer rail to a very great extent.
"There Is something to be said
against the shape of tic rail now com
me.n.''.' in mv :M .-euards tl'.. bron'.-aL"
able for cither railroads or people t
be content v.i;h anyihing short of th-
very lM'st. and the best is to he found
in a nickel or some other alloy steel,
which will cost largely in excess of the
prices -which are now paid an ! which
at a guess I should say will cost threo
times as much.
"Some rail of this kind have been
used by tin- l'eiinsylvsnu;: railroad,
and. while t!i results are not entirely
sntiactorv. they showed. I think, that
a ni' kc! steel rail of this kind can be
produced whi i will surpass all oth
ers. A few nickel steel rails made by
the Steel corporation while I was wiih
It are. I believe, still giving good serv
ice on the main line of the Pennsylva
"Jetting the best Is merely n matter
of paying for it. ami presently the
railroads will realize that they cannot
afford to have any but the very best
rail which it is possible to make, no
matter what the cost. While breakage
can never be made impossible, it can
be reduced to a lainiinuiu, and that is
what both the railroads and the people
of the I'nited States both agree must
be done as qui' k'y as possible."
An official of the Carnegie Steel com
pany declared that on a recent run of
the eighteen hour flier on the Pennsyl
vania railroad between New York and
Chicago, twenty rails were brokcu by
the speed and weight of the train.
Cool Clothes for Comfort Wca r
Feather weight and quarter lined, of
transparent flannels, tropical worsteds
and sheer serges in delicate shades
and stylish blues.
All Stein-Bloch Fashioned. TRY ?
$10.00. $15.00 sad $18.00
The late Major Edwin II. Conger,
minister to China during the Boxer up
rising, gained his start in public life
when a resilient of Iowa. The De-i
Moinns Capital says that when Mr.
'ongcr, returned to Iowa after his sec
ond term as minister to Brazil his fel
low citizens, m view of bis distinction,
had planned a demonstration iu his
honor. The minister was met at the
train and welcomed his family and
friends gladly, but when be heard of
the reception 'dans he immediately
showed his modesty and said:
"If you do what will please ine
you'll not have anything of the kind. I
have simply done my duty as any other
American citizen in like position would
do and am no hero. I do not think that
any public demonstration would be
proper, and I know I do not want It."
The demonstration never occurred.
Conger's attention to the old soldiers
is one of the things most talked about.
A veteran, speaking of the major, said:
"Conger lu'ver forgt a promise.
When an old soldier would speak to
him about a pension or some reward
or action of congress, Conuer would
take a great and immediate attention
and would listen to every detail of the
case. If it appeared to him to be mi r
itorious. he would say, "Write to me
about this when congress Is in session,
and I'll attend to it.' That is the old
song snug by most congressmen who
want to he rid of any promise, but with
Conger it was different. Whenever a
veteran wrote and recalled the circum
stances Conger would lake the matter
up before the department or congress,
and he always did as he promised.'
The story is told of a Chinese man
darin who early learned that Mr. Con
ger was not to be balked or bluffed. A
missionary of the American Bible so
ciety, duly provided with passports and
credentials, was stopped by the otlicials
and held in the military quarters on
some paltry trumped up charge. The
missionary sent word to Minister Con
ger, and the minister went in person
to see a,cut it. When be learned the
trivial nature of the trouble, he de
manded the release of the missionary.
Baying he was an American citizen,
and as such his rights must be respect
ed. "'But my orders are to hold him
hero." said the otliee"'.
""And my orders from the United
folates are to demand his release."
"He must stay here until it suits his
majesty to release him."
"The Tinted States of America de
mands his immediate release," quietly
rejoined Minister Conger, "and we're
used to getting what we want."
The missionary was given his free
dom at once.
Inoidrnt Willi 14 1 1 line hnn.
Before China was "civilized" Major
Conger. I'nited States minister
China, and I.i Hung Chang wore hav
ing a friendly visit when a clerk
bromrht in a large bundle of lie;
Moines daily papers, says a San Fran
cisco correspondent of the St. I.ouis
The Chinese diplomat asked the min
ister if he read all his papers and was
answered in the atlirmative. Fail LI
commented upon the answer and said
that China':' greatest need with an up
to date press with daily issues. Mr.
Conger replied that although his pa
pers were six weeks old he found them
interesting reading and that in the lat
est issues lie saw that the people of his
state were suffering from the effects of
a drought and were praying for rain.
"What:" said Earl Li. "Do your peo
ple pray for rniu?"
"Yes, some of them."
"I toes it rain?"
"Sometimes it does and sometimes it
"Well," said the crafty Li, with a
smile, "your Cod is a good deal like
the Chinaman's joss. The white man
prays for rain and the Chinaman prays
for sun. Meanwhile it seems to shine
or shower nliont as it pleases."
Every Man His Own Doctor.
The average man cannot afford to
employ a physician for every slight ail
ment, or injury that may occur in his
family, "nor can he afford to neglect
them, as so slight an injury as the
scratch of a pin has been known to
cause the loss of a limit. Hence every
man must from necessity he his own
doctor for this class of ailments. Suc
cess often depends upon prompt treat
ment, which can only be had when
suitable medicines are kept at hand.
Chamberlain's remedies have been in
the market for many years and enjoy a
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy for bowel complaints.
Chamberlain s Cough Remedy for
coughs, colds, croup and whooping
Chamberlain's Pain Balm (an anti
septic Jiniment") for cuts, bruises, burns,
sprains, swellings, lame back and rheu
Chamberlain s Stomach and Liver
Tablets for constipation, biliousness
and stomach troubles.
Chamberlain's Salve for diseases of
One bottle of each of these five preii
arations costs but $1.25. For sale by
HAVE YOU INVESTIGATED OUR
SPECIAL PURCHASE SALE
of HART, SCHAFFNER 6k MARX SUITS
you are interested in high grade clothes at a low figure
by all means do so at once.
This timely sale of men's and youths' summer suits has proven
of vast importance to scores of our patrons the past few weeks,
enabling them to effect a saving of from $5 to $10 on their
purchases. This is a rare opportunity Don't miss it.
Styles, mntovials and patterns in tins offering to suit every taste. Velours
in virli plaids and over-checks; worsteds in self-figured weaves and stripes;
conservative and extreme models in tliree-pieee suits or A 1 r ff
light classy out in? suits; $125 and $28 suits at $1S; nil 1 II f
and trl'U and $22 suits at.
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Shirts,Underwear, Hosiery , Neckwear, etc.
Our Furnishing Section is complete, exclusive and
up to the minute. The new ideas in haberdashery
find first expression here.
SHIKTN Kxtra special shirt values at SI. Xcgligre shirts with attached or detached
cutis. In black and whites and novelty patents .I-'stra values at
VXIH-'.IIWI'AK Athletic underwear wl and comfortable in Pot w-atlier.
Knee l-iii:lli drawers. Made of line aiiisook linen. .MK" anil SI per gurincnt.
Special tabus in linlbriggan underwear , in plain unci fancy colors
I . K i: it Summer novelties in llowing and foiir-in-liands
In the newest shades
1IONIF.KV High novelties for low- shoes,
fancy plaids, Mrlix's, checks uiul llglircv
iniortcil from France;
Coat shirts and
Boys' and Children's Wash Suits and Blouse Waists immense showing.
SIMON & LANDAUER
mm ii i mil mi.
Chicago, June 11. Following are the
market quotations today:
.Inly, 91, HHs, Sit' ,, Mi':,.
September, 'X'.'s. '.'I. '.i 1 ',12.
December, '.". W. 'X'--'-t, 'X'.'.
.inly, r.2K. r.2-"i. r.i"-4. r.17.;.
September, 5 "?";, .".I-",. ".1".
December, 507, 51 vh. .".u1,, ."iu'i.
July, 42, 4::. 42'-L.. 42.
September. :55, oil's. :i;"i.
December, '"i', ".fi, "ij. ,
July, K..S0, l.'.lKt, 1T..S7. l.'.CT.
Sept ember, l..K2, l'. '-'T, 1.177, 1.".77.
July, S.72. S.72. S.HO. S i;n.
September, S.S7, S.90, S.7"., S.7"i.
October, S.S7, S.s", S.7.". S.7..
July, s r.2. s..".". s.4o. s.iti.
Septetiiber, 8.7H, N.72, N ."7, S.f7.
Receipts today. Wheat. 1C; corn
70; oats. 1 T.n ; hogs, lii.uim; cattle. 21.
HMi; sheen. lO.dliu. Hons left over T,
llog market opened strong. Light.
r.S0fj fi.tir.; mixed and butchers, r.7"ii;
(1.02; good heavy, r.('.."f; tl.oo; rough
Cattle maikct opened steady.
Sheep market opened steady.
Omaha. Hogs. C.r.iiu; cattle, 2,.rn0.
Kansas City. Hogs, i::,MMi; cattl.
1'nion Stock yards S:4o a. m.: H..g
market strong to rc higher. Light.
5.85fi (5.12; mixed and bulchers, ."i.Sii!!"
fi.Kl; good heavy, "i.7uTt ;.u5 ; rougi
heavy, 5.70(? 5.Sr..
Cattle market, opened slendy.--nceves,
4.5ift'fi.8(i: cows and heifers.
1.70(57:4.70; stockers and feedrp. S.OiKt
5.20. Shei p market shade lower.
Hog market closed steady. Light,
5.S5WC.12; mixed and butchers, 5.80
C.10; good heavy, 5.70fi C.03 ; rough
heavy, 5.70(J7 5.85.
C'attle market closed steady.
Sheep market closed weak.
Smellers 114. C. I I. 2,.','l. C.-madian
Pacific l(,7i. IVnna 11H1,. C. &. O.
::::'i, h. k. t. ri. n. & o. o::. Atchi
son 87' i. Locomotive 55, Sugar 1 li' t.
St. l'aul 125. Copper S2. Republic
Steel prelerred 81 Kepublic Stei-1
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock, Feed and Fuel.
Uock Island. June 14. Following are
the wholesale quotations in today's markets:
H. J. CHURCHILL
ROCK ISLAND HOUSE BLOCK.
Both phones: New 5048; old
205y2 West Third Street, over
Der Demokrat Office. Old phone
Stocks, Bonds, Cotton,
Grain and Provisions
Bought and Sold for Cash or on
CALL US UP FOR THE
Provisions and Produce.
Live Poultry Spring chickens $:!.ro
Ti$!.on dozen; hens, per lb.. "c to 11c;
ducks, per pound. ! to lllc; turkeys, per
pound, lie to 15c; geese, per pound,
! to inc.
Itillter Dairy. 1Sc to 20c.
Lard 10c to 11c.
Eggs Fresh, 15c.
Vegetables Potatoes, old 50c to Cue;
I bigs Mixed. $5. Ml to $tl.00.
Sheep Yearlings or over, $1.00 to
$5.75; lambs. $1.50 to $0.75.
t attle steers, U to $1.50; cows
and heilets, $2 to $1.00; calves, $4.50 to
Feed and Fuel.
Crain Coin 54c to 55c; oats 41c.
Forage Timothy hay, $14 to $15:
prairie. $K" to $1C: clover, mixed. $12
to $i:',; straw. $7.50 to $S.
Coal Lump, bushel, 12 to 14c; slack,
per bushel, 7 to Sc.
Wood Hard, per load, $5 to $5 50.
Hauling and moving of all
kinds, larsie or small, at rea
sonable rates. Daily wagons to
Jloline and Davenport. We al
so handle the best grades of
hard and soft coal. A portion
of your patronage is respectful
ly solicited. Satisfaction guar
anteed. New Phone 51(14; old
OFFICE.215 TWENTIETH ST.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
New York Stocks.
New York, June 14. Following are
the quotations on the market today:
Gas V. P. 122', IT. S. Steel pre
ferred 97, U. S. Steel common 32,
Reading 9I, Hock Island preferred
42, Rock Island common 19, South
ern Pacific 75', N. Y. Central lllVz,
Missouri Pacific 74. L. & N. Ill,
H. J. Toher. A. L. Anderson.
Private wires to New York and
109 Main Street, Davenport
Phono West 407.
' What's the use of worry ing, anyway? You can worry yourself
sick, but worry won't pay the rent, or the grocer, or the milkman, or
whatever else it may be that is troubling you. Far wise1 to sit down
and do a litt'e calculating figure out some way to get hold of a lit
tle money to meet an obligation that must be met anyway and that
will take a big load off your mind if paid right away.
You can come to us for assistance, "on the quiet" when you don't
want your friends to know of your temporary embarrassment, and
when you are not in a position tosecure a bank accommodation.
We advance money privately on household furniture, pianos,
horses, wagons, buggies, cows, etc., and the property remains in your
own possession undisturbed. You can get the money today many
times within an hour or two. i
Figure it up and see if a loan will help you then call, write cr
telephone us and we'll be glad to tell you about our easy and con
venient plan. The easietst terms and the best rates in the city.
Write for our interestinj booklet, "Money Ttalks," free.
FIDELITY LOAN CO.,
MITCHEM. & LYNOR BLOCK, ItOOM 38. ROCK ISLAKD.
Office hours, 8 a. m. to 6 p. m., and Saturday evenings. Telephone
west 514; new telephone 6011.