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UK KOCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 1910.
7 MM ISLAND'S
Receipts of Local Postoflce. In
creased 29 1-4 Per Cent
;DRDER BUSINESS GREATER
Showing Almost Equally Favorable
In City Delivery and "Registry
j r Departments.
y tae increase in the business done
by the local post office In 1909. Data
; . knade publio by Postmaster H. A. J.
McDonald today shows that the re-
'.., beipta of the institution Increased in
k.909 over those of 1908 29 per cent.
; IThe number of money orders in the
paine period Increased 10 per cent
and the number paid increased 21
Jam pa $32,327.53.
The postal receipts in 1909 totaled
$145,472.62, while those of the year
previous were $112,527.53,- an increase
bf $32,527.53. The statistics covering
money orders as issued by the post
Kumber of money orders
Number of money orders
During the same period of 1909 the
number issued was 12,369. Increase
h 1909. 1.272.
The payments in 190 were 132,067.
increase in 1909. 2S,749. '
Ijb City Delivery Department.
In the city delivery department the
figures for the two years compare as
Letters forwarded . . ., . .33,618
fcd, 3d and 4th class for
tteld for postage 4,271
teeturned to writer 11,702
Letters advertised 2,241
Letters sent to dead let
ter office 1 1,735
Hotel letters sent to dead
letter office 158
Dnmallable matter 304
Notices to publishers 5,715
Change of address on
"'Viewspapers for city de-
Ju directory changes
, forwarding orders re- '
ceived and recorded... 4.OG0
bformation cards sent.. CCC
licit t try Department.
The registry department makes the
setters registered 4.0O5
fa reels registered ... 8.708
foreign letters regls-
foreign parcels 49
Official matter regis
tegisters received from
R. F. D 32
teg. ree'd for city dist.. 18.188
teg. handled In transit. .33,004
leg. ree'd. at stations... 2,165
members. John K. Scott made the
presentation, Incidental to which he re
counted the long service that Mr. Ar
nold has given as a railroad engineer,
of his efficiency and his faithfulness,
and of his loyalty to his fellows. Mr.
Arnold made a feeling response.
Charles Pratt, past chief of the lodge,
was the Installing officer. Those who
were placed in their position at the
Chief .Engineer William Arnold.
First Engineer Harry Wright.
First Assistant Engineer Wlllam
Second Assistant Engineer Fraak
Guide Henry Morgan.
Chaplain James Mlrfleld.
y There was a social , hour following
the business meeting, and the members
of the Ladies' auxiliary served refreshments.
Today in the Markets
Chicago, Jan. 3. Following are the
quotations on the market today:
May, 112, 113, 112. 113.
July. 102, 102, 102, 102.
May, 66, '66, 66, 66. ,
July, 6G. 66. 66, 66.
May. 45, 46, 45. 45.
July. 43, 43, 43 43.
January. 21.57, 21.65, 21.45. 21.45.
May, 21.S2. 21.90, 21.77, 21.77.
January, 12.27, 12.30, 12.25, 12.25.
May. 11.90, 11.97, 11.87, 11.92.
January, 11.40, 11.47, 11.40, 11.40.
May, 11.40, 11.45, 11.40, 11.40.
Receipts today heat, 11; corn.
2S9; oats, 91; hogs, 28,000; cattle, 18,
0O0; sheep, 18,000.
Estimated receipts Tuesday Hogs,
Hog market opened strong. Hogs
left over, 2,900. Light, $S.OOS.40;
mixed and butchers, JS.OSOS.SO; good
heavy, $S.208.53; rough heavy, $S.20
Cattle market opened 10 cents
Our sixth twiceayear
20 cash discount sale
Begins tomorrow, continuing until next Monday evening
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ENGINEERS GIVE A
CHAIR TO ARNOLD
M tailed as Chief of Loral Lodge for
His Fifth Consecutive
William Arnold, in assuming for the
Ith consecutive two-year term the office
Cchief engineer of Division 60, Brotn
rbood of Locomotive Engineers, at the
istallation ceremonies at the hall on
lfth avenue and Thirtieth street yes
erday afternoon, was presented a
landsome Morris chair by his fellow
Omaha Hogs, 4.O00O; cattle, z.oOU
Kansas City Hogs, 9,000; cattle, 8,
Hoe market closed strong. 10 and 15
cents higher. Bulk sales, $S.408.60;
light. $8.10S.55; mixed and butchers,
$8.208.60; good heavy, $S.308.65;
rough heavy, $S.30S.40.
Cattle market closed strong.
Sheep market closed steady.
Minneapolis Today, 794; last week.
590; last year, 304.
Duluth Today, 41; last week, 43;
last year, 35.
Liverpool opening cables Wheat A
higher, corn unchanged.
Liverpool closing Wheat 1 d. to 1
higher, corn lower to higher.
New York Stocks.
New York, Jan. 3. Following are
the quotations on the stock market to
day: Gas 115
Union Pacific 202
U. S. Sieel preferred 124
U. S. Steel common 89
Rock Island preferred 89
Rock Island common 55
Southern Pacific 135
New York Central 124
Missouri Pacific 71
Great Northern 143
Northern Pacific 144
L. & N 157
C. F. 1 49
Canadian Pacific 1S1
C. & 0 90
B. R. T 79
B. & 0 117
: The next seven days will be mark
ed by enthusiastic buying, because
these January and July sales in the
past hare demonstrated that they
are the leading bargain events of
They far overshadow the ordinary
sale in two important features.
First, you save ONE-FIFTH on
virtually everything in all depart
ments of the store.
Second, your choice is not limited
to just a few items at cut prices, but
you are privileged to select the fresh
est and newest goods on the shelves,
and at a clear saving of ONE-FIFTH
a dollar's worth for 80c, $5 worth
lor $4. Any 50c article will cost you
but 40c. A pair of $3.50 shoes will
now be $2.80; a $25 rug but $20, and
so on through all stocks. The dis
tinct advantages of our 20 Dis
count Sales are, therefore, obvious.
In cases where goods are already
reduced more than 20, the prices,
remain the same, otherwise 20 is
deducted from already reduced prices.
Everything is marked in plain fig
ures and ONE-FIFTH IS DEDUCT
ED from total amount of purchase.
There are a few .lines withheld
from the 20 discount, such as spool
cotton, sewing silk, patterns, certain
brands of corsets, etc., because the
manufacturers insist on these not be
ing sold below the retail prices fixed
Because of the immense volume of
business we do at these sales, some
concerns endeavor to divert a portion
of trade by taking a few known lines,
selling them at a loss and claiming
to customers that their regular prices
are even lower than our's after the
20 discount is deducted. Of course,
some mar be caught by this subter
fuge, but those who know the scopo
and distinct advantages of our offer
of 20 OFF ON EVERYTHING
IN THE STORE know there is no
Make out your list now.
You will find it an excellent invest
ment to buy for several months in
advance, as not again until July will
you have such another opportunity.
No goods charged at 20 discount
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St. Paul . 157
Republic Steel preferred 104
Republic Steel common 46
Southern Railway 33
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock and Produce.
Rock Island, Jan. 3. Following are
the wholesale prices on the local
Stock. Feed and Fuel.
Live Poultry Hens, per pound, 10c;
spring chickens, per pound, 12 c; tur
keys, 17c; ducks, 10c; geese, 10c.
Butter Dairy, 30c; creamery, 36c.
Fresh eggs 33c.
Feed ana Fuel
Grain Corn, 55; oats, 42.
Forage Timothy hay, $15; Wild,
$13; straw, $6.50.
Coal Lump, per bufehel, 14c; slack.
Wood $4.50 per load.
I wish to notify the public that I
will not be responsible for any debts
that my wife, Philippina Leithner,
may contract after this date.
F. A. LEITHNER.
CAN'T MOVE GOODS
Factories Disturbed by Crip
pled Condition of the
DELIVERIES FOR MARCH
Fear That Dealers Will Not Receive
DeliverieM of Implements in
Time for Spring Trade.
Local manufacturers are apprehen
sive of the ability of railroad com
panies to make deliveries, and if pres
ent conditions continue it is question
able whether dealers will all secure
implements and vehicles in time for
All first order shipments should be
delivered by March 1, and while two
months would seem a long time ahead
it will prove ehort indeed. Weather
conditions and a shortage of motive
power are combining to delay prompt
Conditions in the tri-clties have qot
been as aggravated as at many other
points, according to imprement men
who have been through- branch house
territories in the last week. There
was a period when all the roads had
an embargo on all freight for shipment
from eastern points to the west and
No FTetg-ht for Eight Dara.
For eight days not one freight train
entered Freeport from Chicago over
the Northwestern road. Conditions be
tween Freeport and Milwaukee were
almost as bad, the Illinois Central be
ing practically unable to do business
in the freight department. The strike
of trainmen at Minneapolis is an ele
ment that enters into consideration at
that point, and it is estimated that
from 30 to 60 days will elapse before
cars loaded at that point will be moved
more than 200 miles. The belief is
that they will be crowded into yards
and on switching and siding tracks
that are rapidly becoming congested.
Reports coming Into the local fac
tories from practically every branch
bouse point in the country are all slm
llar the railroad companies have not
the necessary engines to handle the
Immense volume of business that is
coming to them for shipment.
At the Y. M. C. A.
A large number of people availed
themselves of the "open house" at the
Y. M. C. A. Saturday afternoon and
evening. H. A. Weld conducted the
annual auction sale of magazines In
the evening and 50 per cent of the
value of the magazines was received.
The basketball team consisting of
members of the working boy's class
defeated the West End Settlement
team by the score of 19 to 10.
The B. G. M. meeting yesterday af
ternoon was largely attended. Sec
retary R. C. Smedley addressed the
boys and officers were installed. Th
men's meeting was in charge of tl
Christian Volunteers. They were as
sisted by Billy Arnold.
Specials for this Week
Eggs, per dozen 25c
Jersey Cream Flour in towel -sacks
Clinton crackers, soda and
oyster, 2 lbs for 15c
Japan tea dust, per lb ... 12Jc
Pure apple butter In qt jars 25c
Olives in qt Jars 25o
Mincemeat in qt Jars 25u
Twenty coffee, per lb . . . 17J4s
15c cent canned pineapple.. 10s
Tomatoes, corn and peas, 3
cans for 25:
Large can pears for
611 Seventeenth Street.
ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE OF
Women 's, Misses' and Children's
Outer Garments and Headwear
Coats, Suits, Skirts, Waists, Petticoats, Dresses, Sweaters and Millinery
Women wto have teen waiting for this great annual event will nave their expectations
more than gratified here beginning tomorrow.
We are determined to make this the great est Clearance of ReadyioW ear Garments ever held in the
TriCities and have marked goods at such tempting prices that will be hard to resist
Prices have been reduced 13 14L 1 J ! SLSIO JLfOSS
Come expecting to get the greatest Clearance Sale values you ever got and you'll not he disappointed
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