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trilE ARGUS, TUESDAY, JULY 14, 1908.
twflctenance or ranroaais. ..Tne.methoa
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employed to obtain .this information
Is through standing committees ap
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pointed by a board of directors. Each
committee Is appointed to investigate
a special subject and to report at each
Muscatine Liquor Interests Se
cure Necessary Signatures
Ididniirrow Morpieg at 8 Oyclock
annual meeting, presenting the results
of its investigation, followed by rec
ommendations which are published in
the Manual of Recommended Prac
tice after they have been adopted by
HAVE SOME NAMES TO SPARE
Jf It Stands Attacks of Law and Order
League Law Will Have Been
Partly Complied With.
The liquor Interests of Muscatine
have been exceedingly busy for some
weeks getting signers for a petition of
consent required under the Iowa mulct
law to enable saloons to be reopened
In the city. These oetitions have not
been filed and the Law and Order
league Is at work trying to get sign
ers to withdraw and to find flawg in
the document in order to bring the
number down below the lawful mini-
inum. There were 3,672 votes cast
at the last election and the law re
quires the petition to have ruor-e than
half that number. The saloon men
have secured 2,057 signatures, or 221
more than enough.
Mont Get Frontaice.
Even If the petition stands it will
etlll be necessary to get consent of ad
joining property holders where saloons
are to be opened and this obstacle
will prevent a number of the old sa
Jocds from being operated again.
' WOOD PRESERVATION.
LETTER BOXES TO BE RED.
Change to Ba Made So'That Folks Can
See Them More Easily.
Hed letter boxes are to be in vogue
next by government order, says a
Washington dispatch. Once they-were
gray, then green, and now cardinal is
desired. " Many boxes in Washington
have received the red coat to test the
paint before the change is ordered uni
versally. If a durable red paint is
found, then all street letter boxes will
be painted red.
This is what the first assistant post
master general says about it: "Why
have we decided to paint 'em red?
Sometimes It Is difficult to find a letter
box; hard to see it Green Is not con
spicuous enough.. Red flaunts. Itself In
one's facesort of slaps one In the
eyes, as it were, with its scarlet splen
dor. It will be a good thing, we think."
.Poultry raisers in Watertown. Conn.,
this season are sufferers because the
hens have developed a cannibal instinct
for eating young chickens alive. Here
tofore hens have been satisfied to eat
eggs, but this year they attacked the
tep Taken by Railroad Men to Can
serve Diminishing Timber Supply.
The recent action by the board of
directors of the American Railway En
gineering and Maintenance of Way as
sociation In appointing a committee of
seventeen .to investigate and. report
upon the subject of wood preserva
tion has shown that the practical rail
road men of the country recognize the
importance of taking steps to conserve
the rapidly diminishing timber supply
f the United States.
Timber is one of the principal mate
rials purchased by the railroads, and
Its economical use Is a subject of far-
reaching importance. More than 100,
000,000 cross ties are used annually by
the different railroad companies, and
their average life in this country is
not more than six or seven years.
From a stndy of European methods
and the knowledge of wood preserva
tion under conditions in this country
timber testing engineers say It Is rea
sonably certain that an average life of
from fifteen to twenty years may be
. secured by treating the tie with a
good preservative and the use of Im
proved devices for the prevention of
mechanical abrasion, thus to a large
feegree diminishing the drain upon the
While the quantity of timber used
for ties is very great and tbe problem
of a future supply is a serious one, yet
this class, of timber is not the only one
which should receive consideration. A
greater length of service from timber
now used by railroads for bridges,
trestles, piles, fences and transmission
poles is greatly to be desired.
A. L. Kuehn, engineer of track and
roadway of the Cleveland, Cincinnati,
.Chicago and St. Louis railway, Is chair
man of this special wood preservation
committee, and C. G. Crawford, spe
cialist In wood preservation of the
TJnited States forest service, is its vice
chairman. The first meeting was re
cently held In Chicago for the purpose
of organizing and deciding upon a plan
cf work. The committee was divided
Into four subcommittees to take up
the following lines of work:
Statistic - and economics. O. Ctraunte,
consulting engineer, Chicago, chairman.
Preservatives and specifications, H. von
Bchrenk, consulting timber engineer, St.
' Adaptability of woods and their prepa
ration. W. K. Hatt, civil engineer, forest
service, Lafayette, Ind., chairman.
Treating processes. C. G. Crawford, spe
cialist In wood preservation,, forest serv
ice, Washington, chairman.
' This American "Kailwar Engineering
and Maintenance of Way association
cow consists of about 900 members
; representor 200,000 miles of railroad
track and. including among its mem-
berahip the leading railroad engineers
f the country. The object of the as
sociation is the advancement of knowl
edge pertaining, to the scientific and
economical construction, Deration and
To Those Who Labor. -
Note. The free employment agency of
Kansas has issued a ca, for 21, EGO men
and 1,200 teams to handle the wheat har
vest in that state.
Ho. ye of bone and sinew.
Ye laborers .who wait
In overcrowded cities
Around tho bread line gate.
Go to trekking to the westward
Where work is plenty and
The golden fields are watting
To take the workman's hand.
Ho. ye who struggle daily
To keep the wolf away.
Who feel that each tomorrow
May end your work today.
Get out of such surroundings
And go where harvests need
The labor that is looking
For better homes and feed.
Ho. ye pent up In cities,
In closets close and hot, ' 1
" Get out into the open
Where tenements are not.
Go ye to smiling farm lands
Where fields of ripening grata
Bring to the cheery worker
Forgetfulness of pain.
Ho. ye who starve and smother
Beneath the high, hot walls, .
Get out into the sunshine
Where health to nature calls.
There labor's crown of labor
' Is golden and the soil
Gives back to man what nature
Intended for his toll.
-W. J. Lampton in New Tork Time.
Chicago, July 14. Following are the
market quotations today:
July, 90, 91Vi, 904, 91.
September, 91'4, 92, 90, 81.
December, 92. 93V, 92, 93.
May, 96, 97.' 96, 974.
July, 74. 744. 73, 73.
September, 74, 74, 74,. 74.
December, 62, 62. 61, 62.
May. C2, 62. 61. 61.
July, 51, 51,, 50. 51.
September. 43, 43, 43, 43.
December, 44. 44. 43, 44.
May, 46, 46, 45, 45.
July, 16.20, 16.20, 15.72. 15.72.
September, 16.47, 16.60, 15.82, 15.82.
October, 16.60, 16.60, 15.85, 15.85.
July, 9.40, 9.40, 9.27, 9.30.
September, 9.55, 9.60, 9.35, 9.37.
October, 9.57, 9.72. 9.42. 9.42.
September, 9.C0, 9.10, 8.75, 8.75."
October, 9.05, 8.12, 8.82, 8.82.
- Receipts today Wheat." ,102; corn
232; oats, 189; hogs, 13,000; cattle,
3,600; sheep, 14,000.
Hog market opened slow. Hogs left
over, 7,000. Light, $G.356.90; good
heavy. $6.357.00; mixed and butch
ers, $6.35 7.00; rough heavy, $0.35
6.65. . ' . .
Cattle market opened weak, mostly
25c lower than last week's close.
Omaha Hogs, 10,000; cattle, 1,400.
Cake Bailing Easy
Cake-baking a problem? Not necess
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WILL START OUR SECOND GREAT SHOE SALE
With more Tempting Prices and more Real Bargains than have ever
been of fered by this or any other store. The reason of our successful
business has been not to carry one season's goods over into another.
Therefore every pair of Shoes, Oxfords and Slippers in the store will be
sold regardless of any cost.
$2.50, $3.00 and $3.50
for $1.00 per pair.
One lot of Women's Kid and
. Patent Leather Shoes amount
ing to about 350 pairs. Regular
prices, $2.50, $3.00 and $3.50.
While they last, (f
per pair J)XUU
Women's White Canvas Ox
fords, regular price, Qfi
$1.25 to $1.75; sale ODC
Hand turn Ox
lar $2.25 tor
Childs Oxfords and Slippers
going at greatly reduced prices,
Women's regular $3.50
$4.00 Patent Leather
Women's 2-Eye Tan Oxfords,
regular price . 1 Q fi
$2.25. sale price Jl.CO
Colonial Buckles in Gun Metal
and Patent Leather, regular
price $3.50, -now
Women's Patent Leather Ox
fords, 2 and 4-Eye Ties, regular
price $5.00," 2. QtL
reduced to pJ.7D
Women's Hand Turn
Ties, regular price
$3.00, sale price ..,
Women's $1.75 and
$2.00 Oxfords for .,
Women's $1.50 Oxfords q
reduced to $1.25 and ...ZDC
1 lot Women's Tan Oxfords,
regular $3.50 and
1 lot Wom
en's Tan Ox
on all Boys',
1 lot Men's $5.00 Ox
fords. ' Patent Kid. all
All this Spring's Ox
fords in Tans, Kids
and Patents, the regu
lar $a.00 grade, re
Men's $3.00 Oxfords
Men's 2-Eye Ties, re
duced from d0 0(1
$4 to, only O.JjD
All Men's Regular Oxfords in
Tans, Kids and Patents, selling
for $4.00, will sell during this
only . . .
All $3.50 Men's
Oxfords selling at
All Men's $2.50
Oxfords going at .
All shoes will be sold during sale in proportion to
the above prices.
No goods charged; no goods on approval during this sale. This is a room-making, money-getting proposition. Visit our store.
Notice the high grade goods marked with low prices. See our windows. See former prices and the prices we are asking today.
There is nothing in it for us, but a big saving for your.
Present this Coupon when upon
making a purchase of $1.00 or
more. During this sale we will
give you 30 stamps free in addi
tion to the regular thi 4 goes
with the purchase. . '
THE REAL SHOE STORE
207 West Second Street
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Kansas City Hogs, 10,000; cattle,
Hog market closed more active and
sle&dy. Light, $G.35C90; good heavy,
$G.35f!7.00; mixed and butchers, $0.35
d7.00; rough heavy, $C.356.G0.
Cattle market closed dull. Beeves,
$1.408.00; stockers and feeders, $2.80
f?4.75; cows and heifers, $2.306.00.
Sheep market closed strong.
Minneapolis Today, 107; last week,
232; last year, 172.
Duluth Today, 105; last week. 109;
last year, 220.
Export clearances Wheat and flour,
48,000; corn, 9,500; oats, 5,000.
Bradstreet's world's visible supply
of grain Corn increase 300,000, oats
decrease 1.679,000, wheat decrease, 2,
779,000. Liverpool opening cables Wheat
to higher, corn unchanged.
Liverpool closing Wheat higher
New York Stock. .
New York, July 14. Following are
the quotations on the stock market to
day:. Gas 93, U. P149, U. S.- Steel pre
ferred 107, U. S. Steel common 42.
Reading 116, Rock Island preferred
28. Rock Island common 16, South
ern Pacific 90, N. Y. Central 105,
Missouri Pacific 50, Great Northern
132, Northern Pacific 140. L. & N.
108Vi, Smelters 83. C. F. I. 29.
Canadian Pacific 167 V4, Illinois Central
134V. Penna 123, Erie 19, C. & O.
42, B. R, T. 49, B. & O. 91, Atchi
son 85', Locomotive 50, Sugar 128. St.
Paul 138, Copper. 70, Republic Steel
preferred 69", Republic Steel common
18, Southern Ry. 17.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Rock Island, July 14. Following are
the wholesale prices in the local mar
Provisions and Produce. '
Eggs Fresh, 16c.
Live Poultry Hens, per pound, 8c;
springs, $3 to $4 a dozen.
Butter Dairy, 20c. '
Vegetables Potatoes, " 50c to 55c;
onions, $1. (
Hogs $6.35 6.75. ..
Sheep Yearlings or over, ( $4.00 to
$5.00; huribB, $4.50 to $6.75.
Cattle Steers, $3.00 to $6.00 ;cows,
and heifers, $2.00 to $4.00; calves, $4.00
$5.50. , ,r ; ,
" : Feed and Fuel. .
Gratn Corn, 68c to 69c; oats, 48c
to 50c. ;: .
Forage Timothy hay, $10 to $11;
prairie, $7 to $10; clover, $10 to $11;
straw; $6. " " J .-..-,
Coal Lump, per bushel, 14c; slack,
per bushel, 7c to 8c.
MORE CLOWNS NOW THAN IN THE OLDEN
DAYS, BARNUM & BAILEY CARRYING 50
The clowns work in relays and in
teams, but they are always on the job.
The hippodrome track with the Bar-
num show is a quarter of a mile long,
but even at that there is a clown to
figure It out every nine feet which is
another change front the days when
there was one clown to an entire show.
There is no department of the circus
that gives the circus man more trou
ble than the securing of good clowns.
Pas'ted in the crown of every show
man's hat is the motto of the main top
and the circus ring, "What's a circus
without clowns, plenty of them?"
A circus can dispense with almost
everything, but the clown remains.
There is only one way to find out
whether or not the embryo clown is
funny. That is to turn him out on the
track and let him prove his worth, or
lack of it. Some are quickly "canned,"
to use the circus vernacular. Others
are so good at originating "stunts" that
they are given carte blanche by the
An instance is the happy thought of
one of the clowns with the Barnuro
show. Taking advantage of a momen
tary lull, he seized a companion aad
started around the track in a gro
tesque two-step. He kept at it as long
as the applause played the accompani
ment, and that was clear around the
track. Now he is a feature of every
Everything that is possible of being
grotesque is seized upon by the clowns,
many of whom are clever vaudeville
performers. The Merry Widow, hat
was fallen on with avidity. So was
the waltz' of the same name. And new
laughable stunts are being evolved by
these merry fellows.
That there are 50 clowns with the
Barnum & Bailey circus, which' plays
here Thursday, for two performances,
is a comparatively innocent announce
ment that kicks up worse than a trick
cigar when you stop to think it over
and remember that not so very long
ago one clown went an awful long way
toward making a circus.
Back in the old days one clown was
considered enough, and he made as
much noise as the band, was as heav
ily featured as the ring celebrities and
more popular with the children than
the red lemonade man or the peanut
boy. He was allowed to ramble about
at will, stop any act he chose, and
have his own sweet way as long as he
But 50 clowns run along the same
lines would put even the biggest show
ever and that's Barnum & Bailey's
on the blink. Nowadays they are
turned loose on the hippodrome . track
and left to do .pretty, much as" they
please as long as they don't. stop any
of the acts. And all their work is in
Get in Line.
Pursuing our usual custom
of never carrying over pat-'
terns , from one season to
another, and finding our-
selves with a few very choice
' V - ..."
patterns, we have decided
to transfer them from our '.
cases to your backs, at re-
. ductlons that would 'tempt
anybody wearing good clothes.
Zimmer & Son
; V jailors
&h Building, 109 Eightenth St
, "IVemajttKuir fahcr'i Clothe." v
Eczema Is Now Curable.
Zemo, a scientific preparation for
external use. Stops itching instantly
and destroys the germs that cause
skin diseases. Eczema quickly yields
and is Termanently cured by this re
markable medicine. All druggists.
Write for sample. E. W. Rose Medi
cal company, St. Louis, Mo. For sale
by Harper House pharmacy.
, Boy's Lite Saved.
Mj little hoy, four jeare old. had a
severe attack of. dysentery. Ve had
two physicians; both of them gave
him up. We then gave him Chamber
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
remedy which cured him. and believe
that saved his life. William H. Stirl
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doubt but this remedy saves (he lives
of many children each year. Give it
with castor oil accordiug to the plain
printed directions and a cure is 'cer
tain. For sale by all druggists.
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