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TOE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
MONDAY. FEBRUARY 1. 1909.
COMES UP RAPIDLY
Mississippi Rises 5.6 feet in Short
Time and Water Backs Up in
APPROACHES DANGER LINE
Out Stage Does Not Increase So Fast
Today Ice Fields Damaged by '
Deposits of Mud.
The stage of the Mississippi went up
yesterday at an alarming rate, and the-
water today is within four feet of the
danger stage. The rise yesterday was
5.6 feet, and should this rate continue:
the west end of the city would prob
ably experience some damage, and ser
ious conditions might result. The
stage yesterday noon was reported at
7.2, and last night the stage was 9.8.
At noon the stage was ll.t
The water continued to rise today,
but not so rapidly as yesterday and
HiiIiih l-e Field.
The high water has already practic
ally ruined the ice fields in Rock river
and the Mississippi fields are some
what damaged. The high water in the
Mississippi backed up in Rock river
and covered the ice with mud and de
bris, so that it will be impossible to
secuie a good quality of ice there
again this season, even should there
be more cold weather later. The deal
ers, however, had harvested a goo
portion of the crcp with the first cold
snap, and at that time the ice was of
superior quality. In fact, the early
harvest was reported to be of the
finest quality ever harvested here.
alar colonies of brigand bees. But It
Is u still morn curious fact that these
brigand bees can be produced arti
ficially by giving working bees a mix
ture of honey and brandy to drink.
The bees soon acquire a taste for this
beverage, which has the same disas
trous effect upon them as upon men.
They become ill disposed and Irritable
and lose all desire for work, and final
ly, when they begin to feel hungry,
they attack and plunder the well sup
. J. M. SHF.KIKR. Local Forecaster.
Fnlrtonlxbt and Tiiehiys warmer to
night, with the low rot temperature about
20 to 2.1 decree above aero.
Temperature at 7 a. in., 15 at 3 p. m..
33. Maximum temperature In lout 2-1
iiour. Hi; minimum, ft. Velocity of wind
at 7 it. in., 7 uiilea per hour. . Stage ot
water, 11 feet, a rlrte of B.6 feet In lnxt
4H hour. I'recipitntion, none.
Feb. 1 In History.
13."2 Edward Coke, famous as lord
chief justice, born; died 1C33.
1737 John Philip Keuible, actor, broth
er of Mrs. Siddons, boru; died
1893 United States flag raised over
the town hall at Honolulu.
1Q0&-Klng Carlos and Crown Trince
Luiz Fillppe of Portugal assassi
nated at Lisbon.
CIICAGQ WILL ERECT 46
NEW SCHOOL BUILDINGS
Educational Board Decides to Expend
$3,873,CC0 on Modernized Houses
in Three Years.
Sun sets 5:14, rises 7:05; moon sets
5:20 a. in.; 9 p. in., planet Mercury sta
tionary. Constellations visible. 8:30
p. ni., during February overhead, Au
riga, Gemini. Taurus; north, Ursa Mi
nor; northeast, Ursa Major, Canes Ve
naticl; east, Leo, Leo Minor, Cancer;
southeast. Hydra. Argo Navis; south.
Cauls Minor, Mouoceros, Cants Major,
evening at 7:30 with Rey.-WVG.- Ogle
vee, 3015. Tenth avenue. ;':.-.,.;:
The Junior association will meet in
the church tomorrow afternoon at 4.
Prayer services will be held In the
Lodge Members Enjoy Rabbit Supper church Tuesday evening at 7: so.
and Social Session on
OBENED HALL YEAR AGO
Feast is Followed by Program of Infor
mal Addresses and Toasts Vis
itors Are Heard.
Aiken Street P.-esbyteriarv. There
will be - preaching, servces In the
chapel tomorrow evening at 7:45.
Zion Swedish Lutheran. The Chris
tian Workers will meet tomorrow eve
ning at 7:45 with Miss Mabel Leaf,
S31 Forty-first street. .
Cottage prayer services will be held
Wednesday evening at the home of J.
Johnson, 823 Forty-first street.
Friday afternoon the .Mustard Seed
society will meet with Mrs. Amanda
The first anniversary of the dedica-1 Lund, Twenty-fourth avenue between
lion of the club rooms and building of Sixth and Seventh streets, Moline.
.u , , ,'wfww. Friday evening the church council
iu .a. ,Uu6B " win meet In the church.
ceieuratea saturaay, evening, wnen
over 100 of the members of the order
gathered together in the banquet hall
and" enjoyed a rabbit supper and a
number of short informal talks by dif
ferent members of the lodge and a few
members of the order from out of the
J. A. Wendall acted as toastmaster,
and as soon as all had satisfied the
inner man from an array of broiled
Grace Lutheran. This evening: the
Acme society will meet with , tho)
Misses Klattenhoff, Gil Fourth avenue,!
The confirmation classes will meet
Wednesday evening at 7 and Saturday j
afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Prayer services will be held in the
church Wednesday evening followed
by a meeting of the church council. I
The Endowment Fund society of
rahl.it. salad, saner kraut and cold I Augustana college will meet Wednes-
drinks. he called the meeting to order. !dav afternoon with Mrs. Oscar Lund-
and the speaking commenced. Among
those who were called upon and who
responded with short talks on the prin
ciples and accomplishments of Elkdoni,
were B. F. Knox. S. R. Davis, J. C.
Dunn, Louis V. Eckhart, Jr., John K.
Scott, William J. Phelps of Houston,
Texas, Allen MacDermott of Louis
ville, Ky., and several others.
Hear Hexdnle'a 1'oera.
The speaking was interrupted at 11
o'clock while the poem, "The Eleventh
Hour," was given by a phonograph.
Columba, Lepus, Orion; southwest.
Fluvlus Eridanus. Cetus; west. Aries, !Thls poem Is the protluct of the pen of
risces; northwest. Perseus, Androme- Robert Uexdaje of tnis city and ,t9
da Cassiopeia Cepheus. Bright stars beau( hag attracted the admiration
visible same hour, with their rank at- and attentIon of tne members of the
tached u figures-overhead. Capella 4. orJer over the country.
& uima aiucuuiuu vuaL( ivr ui no ;
19; south. Procyon 9. Sirius 1, Betel-
Chicago, Feb. 1. The Chicago
school board haa just made public its
plans to erect within the next two or
three years 46 now school buildings ot
a total cost of $8,873,000. The build
ings are to be all that the modern
architects can devise. Thirteen el
mcntary scliouls are to be provided
with gymniiKianis an! baths. Manual
training and domestic science depart
ments, libraries, and other features
are to be provided. At present the
t.cfcools at 3 declared to be overcrowd
ed and behind the times, and the pro
gressive step for beU3r buildings grew
out of the board's discontent over this
geux 11. Uigel 7. Planets during Feb- T u,cl " auL,a'
ruary-Mercury passing the sun from :bi,lt' ,,ntl1 a ,a,e hour-
TELLS OF HEALTH FARMS
cast "to west on the 10th; Venus rises
about G a. m. at beginning of month,
Mars about 3:25 a. m., Jupiter 7:20
ni., Uranus 5:30 a. m.; Saturn sets
about 9:30 p. m., Neptune about 5:43
m. Sun in constellation Capricor-
nus till the I4tn, tneu in Aquarius.
Zodiacal light in the west after twi
light on moonless nights.
Diin't Wait For. It.
A oov.ple of Scotch ministers were
taklnjr dinner together one ;nr.n::i?r d:iy
la a lHtk nia isi' in tlie highlands." It
was the Sabbath t'.ny. the weather to
beautiful. a:i.l t!i: bubbling et renins
were full of trout ;J the woos full
of summer blr-K On turned to tho
other a I'd t-.i'd:
' "Men. th::i't yc oft'.':i feel tempt ?d on
these beautiful Sundays to go out fish
"Xa. na." said the ether. never
feel -temple:!. I juist snv.g."
tfuchner in bin "Psychic Life of
Animals" speaks of thievish bee?
which. In order to save themselves the
trouble of workinsr. attack well
Ktdi-kHt hives In masses, kill the urn
tinels an.l the Inhabitants, rob tf?e
hives and carry eff the provisions
After repeated enterprises of this de
scription they ncquire a taste for rob-
berv mid violence. They recruit whole
companies, which get mere and more
xiumeroui. and finally .Oey form reg
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
H. E. CASTEEL,Pres.
M. S. HEAGY, Vice Pres.
. H. B. SIMMON, Cashier.
"EVERY LITTLE BIT" ADDED
TO WHAT YOU'VE GOT
MAKES JUST A LITTLE
That's a good song to keep
humming. Suppose you had
saved one dollar out of every
fivetyou have made in the last
five years. It would be quite a
sum wouldn't It? Well, don't let
another five years go by without
saving something from your In
come. Open a savings account
at our bank, now! v. A dollar
starts a savings account.
4 Interest Paid on
i After the mystic hour had passed.
Kerler & Co. weave rugs.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Read II. K. Walker's want ads.
TrI-City Towel Supply company.
Real estate loans. John K. Scott.
For bus and express, Spencer & Trefz.
Godfrey's laundry gives green trad
The Humane society meets tonight
t the Harper house z.t S o'clock.
You always get full value in Lewis'
Single Binder straight 5-cent cigar,
Let Krell & Johnston do your tin
W. E. Edmunds of Denver Gives Talk
on Y. M. C. A. Colony.
W. E. Edmunds of Denver gave a
very interesting address at the Y. M.
C. A. yesterday afternoon on the health
farm conduc ted at Denver by the asso
ciation of that city, for the purpose
of fighting tuberculosis. The associa
tion at Denver conducts the farm,
partly with its own funds and partly
with funds solicited from other asso
ciations. In connection with the lec
ture, a number of stereopticon view
of the farm were shown.
ahl, 921 Forty-third street.
The Ladles' Aid society will hold its
February meeting Friday afternoon
with Mrs. Davis, 422 Fourth avenue,
First Swedish Lutheran. The con
firmation classes will meet Tuesday
evening- at 7 and Saturday morning at
The choir will meet for rehearsal
Wednesday evening at 6:30 the Sun
day school girls' choir will meet in the
church. .Prayer services will be held
at 7:30 and the Sunday school teach
ers will meet at 8:30 in the church.
The Ladies' Mission society will
meet Thursday afternoon at 2;30 with
Mrs. M. J. Osterman, 42C Fifth street.
The boys' Sunday school choir will
meet Thursday evening at 7. The
Young People's society will meet at S
The Men's Mission society will meet
Friday evening with Gustaf Peterson.
The topic for discussion will be
'"Where Are the Young Men?"
IN THE CHURCHES
First Methodist. The second quar
terly conference will be held this ev
ening at-7: 30 in the pastor's study.
The Woman's Home Mission circle
will hold an open meeting tomorrow
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I r nun, ii iiitrteviitu airt'Cl.
Prayer service and Sunday school
teachers' meeting will be held in the
clmreh Wcflnosrtnv pveiiinsr lipirinnin?
rr' on i.Orl it hfanL'r'lor roL'a tinmot
II. T. Siemon wants your tin andi
fnrn!ira wnrl- . ir.OR.1r.o0 ITmirth avo-
Mrs. Austin's pancake flour. Ready In
Try the Twin City Family laundry
for first class family washing. Old
The Ladies' Sewing society of Beth
any home will meet at the home tomor
Meat is high, fruit scarce, so buy
Mrs. Austin's famous pancake flour.
A good, hearty breakfast for a little
The Ladies' Aid society of the Ger
man Evangelical church will meet at
the church on Ninth street Thursday
Fay Hawes camp No. 281, R. X. of
A., will give a masquerade ball at K.
C. hall tomorrow evening. Gents, 25
cents; ladies, 15.
A number of the members of the Is
land City Boating association will hold
a meeting at the club house this even
ing to form a social club.
To introduce our work for the next
10 days we will quilt your quilts in
any design for $1.25, New Idea Quil
ter company, No. 328 Twentieth street.
Call and see what our work Is.
The real estate firm of Blakenburg
& Blakenburg have removed their of
fice from room 210 Safety building to
1716 Second avenue . over Maths
bakery. Office hours from 2 , to 3
Magistrate Elliott this morning fined
Claude Moffitt $25 and costs for carry
ing a. concealed weapon. In default of
the amount Moffitt will spend five days
in jail. He was flourishing a revolver
Police Fight Socialists.
Hanover, Germany, Feb. 1. Social
ist demonstrations held here yester
day to protest against the Prussian
laws resulted in a collision between
the socialists and the police'. The po
lice used their side arms against the
demonstrators and In the fighting be
tween 30 and 40 . persons were
- A Recommendation. C
-Ever been In jail?" x
"Countless times. But that's no del
rlment to a man in my business." .
"And what Is your business V
"I'm a euauffeur." Louisville Cob-
The Woman's Foreign Mission so
ciety will meet with Mrs. E. L. Young
1045 Twenty-second street, Thursday
afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The choir will meet for rehearsal
Saturday evening in the church.
Spencer Memorial Methodist. The
official board will meet this evening at
7:30 in the church.
The Young Ladies' Auxiliary will
hold a business meeting this evening
with Mrs. F. E. Shult, 827 Forty-fourth
Mrs. Boomer's bible study class will
meet tomorrow evening in the church.
Prayer services will be held in the
church Wednesday evening and will
be followed by a business meeting of
the Sunday school board.
Thursday afternoon at 2:30 the lad
les of the church will hold their Febru
ary coffee at the home of Mrs. L. K
Eihl, 1120 Thirty-eighth street.
Friday evening the Junior leagua
will hold a sociable and entertainment
in the basement of the church, to
which all those interested in the work
of the league will be welcome.
The choir will meet for rehearsal
Friday evening In the church.
The Joy Bearers will meet Saturday
with Mabel Crompton, 4103 Seventh
Broadway Presbyterian. The Jun
ior association will meet in the church
Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Prayer services will bo held Wednes
day evening at 7:30.
The Ladies Aid society will hold a
supper and bazar in the Sunday school
rooms Friday afternoon and evening.
Supper will be served from 2. to 8
United Presbyterian. Prayer ser
vices will be held in the church Wed
nesday evening at 7:30.
Central Presbyterian. Wednesday
afternoon at 3 the Ladies' Aid society
will meet with Mrs. Josephine Gibson.
328 Eleventh street.
Prayer services will be held Wed
nesday evening In the church and wjll
be followed by a meeting of the teach
ers and officers of the Sunday school
South .... Park ' .Presbyterian, Th e
I teachers training class will meet this
First BaDtist. Praver and covenant
meeting will be held In the churc'i
Wednesday evening. ' '
The Ladies' Mission circle will meet
Friday afternoon with Mrs. A. J. Bul
lock. 1220 Fourth avenue. The topic
will be "The Knight of Islam."
Trinity Epiccopal. The Vestment
guild will hold' an ail day session in
the choir room Titesday, beginning at
10 o'clock. - '!'
Trinity guild will meet Wednesday
afternoon at 2:30 at the rectory.
The vestry will meet iat the rectory
Thursday eveniug, beginning ' at 8
German Methodist. The Epworth
league' will hold its monthly business
and social meeting tomorrow evening
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William
Ramser. 1122 Nineteenth street.
The Ladies' Aid societv will meet
with Mrs. W. Hillmer, 1225 Fourth
street, Thursday afternoon at 2:30.
Thursday evening prayer meeting
and bible study class will be held, fol
lowed by a meeting of the Sunday
school board and the official board at
The catechism school wilr meet it
9:30 in the church Saturday morning.
Memorial Christian. This evening
the training for services classes will
meet, beginning at 7:30.
Tomorrow evening a church sociable
will be held at the home of Mrs. Ira
Smith, 801 Seventh avenue. A good
program has been arranged.
Wednesday evening the bible school
teachers will meet at 7 o'clock Mid
week prayer services will be held at
7:45. The subject is "Our Mission is
a People,'' and the pastor will be the
The men's club will hold a Lincoln
banquet Friday evening at 7:30 In the
church. J. B. Oakleaf of Moline will
be the speaker.
Christian Science. The weekly tes
ttmonial meeting will be held in the
church Wednesday evening at 7:45.
Best Premium Discount Stamps
for each 10c
The Viii Store
We guarantee our prices to be as Low as any in Rock Island, and we shall
continue this Guarantee. Furthermore we now propose giving our patrons
the NEW BEST STAMP on each 10c CASH purchase, beginning Tues
day, February 2.
This store has always made it a rule to give to its patrons the very best of everything at the lowest
We have never given trad ng stamps, because we had not found the trading stamp to which the word
"best" could be safely applied. In order to have the "best stamp," we were obliged to get our own stamp
and give our own premiums. We buy direct from the factory, saving all middlemen's profits, thereby giving
our patrons the full value on premiums.
Best stamps are the most valuable stamps you can collect. The fact Is that they can be redeemed
in half and quarter books and selections can be made from our large catalogues and premiums delivered to
your home free of all expense.
One BEST stamp will be given with each ten cent cash purchase at our dry goods, clothing, shoe,
hardware and grocery department (excepting on sugar, butter and eggs).
A full book of 990 stamps will be redeemed at our store with a far more valuable and beautiful pre
mium than are usually given by stamp concerns. (
Premiums are now on display at our store. You are cordially Invited to come and see our handsome
line of valuable and useful premiums.
Worth of BEST stamps
with each can of our high grade
50c Baking Powder.
15 BEST stamps
with 1 lb. Defiance Starch, 10c.
10 BEST stamps
with 1 lb. of Coffee, 25c.
8 BEST stamps
with 1 package Baking Soda, 10c.
5 BEST stamps- -with
1 lb. of our Star Coffee, 20c.
AND DO ALL YOUR TRADING
You will find It easy to" fill your
stamp collecting book quickly.
ALL THIS WEEK
We will give
on articles mentioned here in addi
tion to the stamps you are entitled
to and 10 Free Stamps to start
Worth of BEST stamps
" with each pound of
Tea at 60 Cents Per Pound.
10 BEST stamps with one bot
tle of Catsup : . . .25c
10 BEST stamps with one bot
tle of Olives 25c
5 BEST stamps with each pack
age of Spices at 10c
1 10 BEbT stamps with bottle of
' Extract at 20c
with one bot
tle of Cough
y 4 Ave.
Rock Island, ill.
$5 worth of
with each pair
of Shoes at $2
ALL COUPONS WILL N JW BE REDEEMED WITH BEST STAMPS TEN STAMPS FOR EACH
FOUR COUPONS. . . - - -
HOLD REVIVAL SERVICES
Series at Memorial Christian Church
' to Open Next Week.
Beginning next Sunday revival meet
ings will be held at the Memorial
Christian church and will continue in
definitely each night. Rev. W. B. Clem
inre will be assisted by the singing
evangelist, Professor Charles H. Al
thelde, one of the best singing evange
lists In the brotherhood of the church
A large chorus choir wilr be one of the
attractive features of the meetings.
Givaa far mnv nibstance
Juriout to hetlth found io food
from the use of
Chicago, Feb. 1. Following are the
market quotations today:
May. 107. 109. 107. W9V4.
July, 97, 98i. 97. 98.
September, 94, 95, 94, 94.
May, 03. C3. C3, C3.
July. 63, 63. 63, 63.
- September, 63, 63, 63. 63.
May. 52. 52 '4. 52. 52 '4.
July, 46, 46, 46, 46.
September, 39, 39, 39, 39.
May, 17.22. 17.27. 17.07. 17.10. .
July, 17.27, 17.27, 17.15. 1745.
May, 9.80, 9.80, 970, 9.70.
July, 9.92, 9.92, 9.80, 9.82.
May, 9.05, 9.07, 8.95, 8.97.
' July, 9.20, 9.20, 915, 912.
i Receopts today Wheat 6, corn 48,
oats 60, hogs 12,000, cattle 10,000, sheep
Estimated receipts Tuesday Hog3
Hog market opened 510 cents
higher. Hogs left over 4,000. Light
5.90 6.60, good heavy $6.20 6.80,
mixed and butchers $G.156.75, rough
Cattle market opened 1015 cents
Sheep market opened 10 cents
Hogs at Omaha 4,800, cattle 2,000.
Hogs at Kansas City 7.000, cattle
Hog market closed strong at early
advance. Mixed And butchers $6.30
C.90, rough heavy $6.35 6.50, light
$6.106.25, good heavy $6.356.95.
Cattle market closed 10 to 15 cents
Sheep market closer 10 15 cents
higher . .
Northwestern receipts Minneapolis,
today 114, last week 366, last year SOS.
Duluth, today 1, last week 29, last year
Liverpool opening cables Wheat
higher, corn unchanged.
Liverpool opening cables Wheat 'A
to higher, corn unchanged.
. New York Stocks. v
New : York, Feb. 1. Following are
the quotations on the stock market
Gas 107, U. P. 177, U. S. Steel pre
ferred 114, U. S. Steel common 52
Reading 132. Rock Island preferred
61, Rock Island common 24, North
western 174r Southern Pacific 118, N.
Y. Central 126, Missouri, Pacific C9,J
Great Northern 141. Northern Pacific
137. L. & N. 120, Smelters 84. C. F.
I. 39. Canadian Pacific 172, Illinois
Central 141, Penna 131'4. Erie 30,
Lead 77. C. & O. 62. B. R. T. 69;
B. & O. 107, Atchison 99. Locomo
tive 56. Sugar 129. St. Paul 145.
Copper 73. Republic Steel preferred
S5'i. Republic Steel common 24, South
ern Ry. 25'4.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Todays' Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock, Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island, Feb. 1. Following are
the wholesale prices on the local mar
. Provisions and Produce.
Eggs Fresh. 22c; packed, 28.
Live Poultry Hens, per pound, 9c:
springs, 11c pound.
Butter Dairy, 26c.
Vegetables Potatoes, C5c.
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 61c; oats, 52c; wheat.
85c to 90c.
Forage Timothy hay, $10; prairie
$ 8to $9; clover, $8; straw. $6.
Coal Lump, per bushel, 14c; slack,
per bushel, 7c to 8c.
WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF PUMPS OF ALL
KINDS AND FOR ALL USES. OUR STOCK IS THE
MOST COMPLETE IN THE THREE CITIES. WE ALSO
CARRY ALL THE "FIXIN'S" FOR PUMPS, AS WELL
AS PIPE, VALVES, WELL POINTS AND WELL SUP
PLIES. WHEN YOU NEED SOMETHING IN OUR LINE GIVE
US A CALU
Allen, Myers & Company
. Opposite Harper House.
A Confidential -Talk
With me may save your teeth; and
IT DONT HURT A IT. '
: ' DENTIST.
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