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TBfE ROCK ISLAND) ARGUS
MONDAY. JAXUAKV 24, 1910.
President Porter of Tri-City
X r Railway Company Makes
v- -: Requisition on Owners.
NEW. LINE TO MUSCATINE
Proposition to Build from Davenport
Present Year Xew Franchises
' j r to Be Sought.
ed off apd striking Mr. Thibault.
knocking him off the tender and
threw him to the ground on his head.
lie was taken to his home at SU
vis on tne 5:46 p. m. train, accom
panied by Dr. A. R. Leith, the com
pany's Wilton physician. He will
probably be disabled for a week or
two, when he is expected to be able
to resume work.
"Wanted One million dollars for im
provements of tri-city electric rail- j
ways, electric and gas plants." j
This was the message that President j
j. F. Porter of the companies handling j
these utilities carried east to th own- j
ers of the properties last week. It is j
understood that the eastern gentle-!
men threw up their hands.
."You said If we gave you $750,000
list year ya could get along without .;
much of anything this year," they re- t
Trt-Cltlen Are GroninR. !
; "Well, the tri-cities are growing fast- '
tr than I had any right to expect." ;
continued Mr. Porter. "We've got to !
keep pace with them. '
- In other words, Mr. Porter stood pat
for his million,
.. "We'll hare to borrow the money,"
Said the easterners. "Can you give us
a.' basis for authorizing any new securi-:
ties? Get the franchises extended, for!
'instance. There would be something j
in that that would justify our spend- j
ng the million, perhaps."
r Mr. Porter's response to that was
that he would have to have some-
thing mo re than the million to offer to
, :he tri-cities.
"Let me tell them that, you will build
them an interurban line," he suggested.
:y "What one would you suggest?"
Would Pay from Start.
. Mr. Porter suggested a line from Dav-
The infant 'tis who speaketh.
If speech it may be called;
And yet mine ear can only hear
One syllable that's bawled
" Wah- wah wah ! "
He's grown. In childish troubles
He makes a grievous fuss.
And comfort seeks in treble shrieks
In accents sounding thus
"Ma! Ma ma!"
Now he's a college student;
His intellect is grown
(As we suppose). Ah, Heaven knows
He yells in strident tone,
"Rah rail rah!"
Now, after graduation.
He's grown a humorist !
And at the jokes he tells to folks j
He laughs, himself oh, list
"Ha ha ha!'' j
Last act of all; grown ag-?d,
A cynic now is he.
At all the mirth and tears of earth ;
He mutters savagely.
"Pah! ISah! Bah!"
Ted Robinson in Cleveland Leader, j
Leaf lard at Gilmore's.
Kerler & Co. make rugs.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For bus and express, Spencer & Trefz.
LaVanway buys and sells every-
LT.I.I.I.t.r.LS'.LI.T.J.TLTJ-'IJ.T.l.l.T.l.'.T T 1 1
Redeem your Yellow Coupons for Enlarged Oiled Paintings they expire Feb. 1st.
Journal for Feb.
now on sale.
Style Books, in
cluding 15c pat
Old phone 237; new 5344.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
enport to Muscatine. He gave his es- j thing.. Telephone W247.
, timates on what it would cost, and his j Try Baker's laundry for fine work.
Opinion tnat its operation wouia pay
the fixed charges, but with a possibility !
that i: might not quite do that much. ;
Tlio i-ocnlt ic t hit i o crmoi hnrlf I
with the message that Davenport can ! Yu get full value in Lewis'
have an interurban to Muscatine if it j Single Binder stra.ght Scent cigar,
wants one. The capitalists owning the ! H. T. Siemoo wants your tin and
f ri-r-itv utilities will build it and will i furnace work. 1526-1528 Fourth ave-
furnish a million dollars for improve- j nue.
ments of the tri-city properties this ; Try Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour,
pear, in consideration of the extension j Makes dandy cakes, with the genuine
of the period of their franchises here. flavor. Ask your grocer.
-. Munt Tiave iinir n Minion a Y-ar. Good, old fashioned cakes are made
5 "In the past Three years we have j from Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour.
5uent $.1,500,000 in the tri-cities," said ' Fresh goods now at your grocers.
Opening new embroideries
' ' !
43,300 yards of new embroideries, comprising 2240 kinds, inf
all widths from 1-8 inch up to 60 iriches, and all
prices from 2c to $10 a yard.
PGURES the full meaning of rhich the mind can scarcely grasp without some re
flection. Yet they express in a terse way the immensity of our stock of new
Spring 1910 Emboideries. . '
If there is any one stock by which the character and up-to-dateness of a store
may be judged, that is Embroideries. And in every territory there in one stock, that
in variety, quality and worth, is a standard by which all others are measured. In this
territory, that ONE stock is Harned & Von Maur's. In quality, in newness, in variety,
in character, in exclusiveness, and in everything that goes to make a high-clas3
Embroidery Department, Harned and Von Maur's excels.
V tSH: .
President Porter Saturday. "That was
fill., good, hard cash not stage money.
From the way the tri-cities are grow
ing It is evident to me that we will
have to spend half a million a year
right alcng to keep up with the pro- ;
cession. These sums of course could j Kscaies Having Them Committed by
not come out of current earnings. It
FATHER SKIPS OUT
WITH TWO CHILDREN
would have to be money borrowed on
the properties. The extension of the
franchise asked would make it possi
ble for us to secure the money.
Could Start Building Thin Year.
Surveys and estimates of the cost of
the Davenport and Muscatine line were
made two or three years ago, and there
is nothing in the way, therefore, of
seeing work well under way during the
present year for the construction of
tne rnteruroan line.
County Authorities as le-pendents.
C.R. I. & P. FIREMAN HURT
F. K. Thibanlt Falls Off His Engine
in Yards at AViiton.
F. E. Thibault of Silvis, a fireman
on the Rock Island railroad, was ser
iously injured and remained uncon
scious for three Hours as the result
of falling off the tender of his en
gine in the yards at Wilton Saturday.
He was on the tender and was fasten
ing the spout of a water tank to the
tank of theHender and thought that
it was secure, when it suddenly jerk-
Mr. and Mrs. John Ravenseraft, 312 j
Fifth street, were ordered to appear j
in the county court today with their i
two children, Ila and Helen, and show j
reason why the latter should not be
taken from their care on the grounds
that they were dependents. It seems
that Miss Dina Ramser, probation of- j
fleer, had learned that the home is an i
imm it 111
ft 14s .4! iff jv "Si'WiW .-ft! i -- .
We tore offering specials
in our great January
Clearing Sale that will
also interest you.
With over 43000 yards of new Em
broideries just added, we can say
without exaggeration that this is the
largest stock in the state. For this
occasion our main aisle is a glory of
white, beautiful embroideries massed
and festooned in magnificent display.
Embroideries will be more ' in
vogue this season than for several
years, the new flounced styles and
full skirts being responsible for it.
All Overs in connection with mo
tifs, bands and tuckings are being
used in waists, coats, princess gowns
and other whole dresses, as shown in
the illustrations at right and left.
With the All Overs there will also
be used flouncings to match, and
bands, galloons, and insertions of
corresponding or harmonizing de
signs. Some of the mo3t exquisite pat
terns are to be seen among the St.
Gall, Appenzell, Irish Point and
Madeira, or Scotch Hole Embroid
ery, as our grandmothers called
it, is slowly produced by hand in the
peasant families of the Madeira Is
lands. The designs are most beauti
ful and the execution perfect.
We are showing Madeira Matched
Sets, from the small hand-made scal
lops to beautiful 54-inch flouncings.
Plain, barred and stripped dimity
embroideries in white and colors,
for combination suits, corset covers
and other underwear.
Pique Finished Bands and Matched
Sets, neatly embroidered find a prom
inent place in this showing.
Another revival of old-time fash
ions is the linen-colored sets and
bands, embroidered in white. Twenty
years ago these were quite the rage.
Baby has not been forgotten in our
Spring preparations. Exquisite
Baby Sets in delightful, soft French
batiste, swiss and nainsook embroid
eries, in patterns that will satisfy the
most particular mother.
An attempt to describe patterns
would be futile, we can only suggest
their beauty and variety.
In our enthusiasm of selecting all
these beautiful new things, we have
not overlooked the more staple lines
that must always have a place in any
complete embroidery stock."
Do your buying for Spring now;
make your selections while assort
ments are at their best; the result
will be far more satisfactory, and
you will have them ready when the
time arrives to take up Spring sew
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If M I mi , l
WHO'S TO BLAME
FOB HIGH PRICES?
unfit one for the bringing up of the ! . , . . . . ,
two 4ittle ones and she wanted them j mcial Investigation May
Asked Here as in Davenport.
taken care of. Mrs. Ravenscraft ap
peared before the judge this morning
and Imparted the information that her
husband had taken, the children and
gone to Davenport. She could not be
prevailed upon to tell wlfcre lie could
be found and so the case had to be
dropped for the present. The children
were kept at Bethany home for a time
and they will probably be returned
there if their father brings them back
to Rock Island.
FARMER VS. WHOLESALER
Production Dues Sot Keep Pace With
Increase of Consumption Seems
j Rock Island, 111.. Jan. 22 Editor
3 I Argus: I am one of the ultimate con-
TODAY IS OPENING DAY
Up -to noon today the enormous trade which came as a
response to our sale announcement indicated that we
would not be able to fill all orders for our $1 baskets.
We trust you will be patient, as we will make deliveries
as. promptly as possible. Be sure to indicate which of
yourpurcnases are wantd for immediate use and we will
deliver them first.
DON'T MISS THIS SALE
R. Battles & Co.,
Teas, Coffees and Groceries
1806 SECOND AVENUE.
: sumers who are just now experiencing
the effects of trust control of the Amer
jican appeMte in this beautiful land of
; freedom. I am a working man, earn
I ;i fair salary, but it is getting to be a
1 problem with me. as I suppose it.
is with my similarly circumstanced
i neighbors, how to make both ends
! meet. What I would like to know is
j where to bein to put a stop to this
i general advance in the cost of living.
! Who is the fellow we should get after
! first? Why not have the different or
! ganizations of our city demand an in
vestigation by our city council?
G. P. T.
The writer is one of an army of Rock
Island citizens who have been putting
i the same question to The .Argus for
j weeks. It is one difficult of intelligent
i Perhaps a conversation overheard on
j the rear platform of a street car Satur
I day between two seemingly well post
' cd men offers as good an explanation
1 as any at least it affords the differ
fence in viewpoint entertained by men:
Hits nt I'ackrrn.
"It's about time the United States
government was taking a hand In the
! regulation of the beef trust. You and
J I and the rest of us dealing with the
j retailers have been paying tribute long
enough in exorbitant ' prices for our
meats. Those fellows are all together.
They control absolutely. The way to
end the highway robbery is to break
up the combination and have each con
cern shift for itself. That will afford
a competitive market for their prod
ucts, and then we will be guaranteed
at least a reasonable price on the
meats that we buy of our dealers."
"My friend, I fear that you have
sized up the situation from the wrong
angle. I don't wish to be understood
as defending the packers' trust, for I
know as well as you that there is one,
and it is one of the most gigantic in
our country' today. ' But we are just be
ginning to find out that there is an
other trust, probably not a regular or
ganization, but. a condition that has
grown up as a result cf the failure of
the agricultural development to keep
pace with the opulation or consuming
increase of the cities. ,
In the Olden nj-.
"You can remember when your moth
er used to send you to the grocery
store for a few dozen fresh eggs. They
would cost you 12 to 15 cents per doz
en, possibly. What are yoj paying for
them now? You will recall, too, when
you would bring home a pound or two
of country butter. You paid 20 cents
a pound for it. AYhat are you paying
for it now, and glad to get U at the
"Understand. I'm not blaming the
farmer. I will cite you the instance of
my own household. For several years
we have been buying our butter and
eggs from one farmer. When he first
came to our house he suggested that
a price effective the year round be
agreed upon. We thought it a good j the girl are sent to college lo lie fitted
idea, and the arrangement was renew-! for a profession. The boy. when his
ucts, but he Is wise enough to see the
growth of the demand. , People are
living better than they did years ago.
In the ordinary home meat once a day
was the rule. Today it is throe times.
The same proportion applies to other
products of consumption.
Stm-k Itfllier loilrprndrnr.
"I't's get back to the meat question.
Raisers of cattle and hogs by communi
ties have an understanding. It is true
that the packers make the quotations,
but it is not true that they are always
acceptable to the man who has (he
stock that the packer needs in his bus
iness. The raiser is a little more inde
pendent than he used to be. Instead of
trying to beat his neighbor to the mar
ket, he consults with him. Thoy hold
out for their price, and they come
pretty near getting it. Apd for this I
do not blr.me them. They simply have
turned the tables, and you and 1 pay
"The whole, question Is answered
when we Fay that we are not produc
ing in this country in proportion to our
growth in population. The whoh solu
tion will come with the development of
our vacant lands. Tako the ordinary
farmer's family of todav. The boy and
mand the mayor and city council of
Davenport to appoint a committee of
inquiry to look into the matter of the
alleged trusts, and to take such other
action as they deem expedient under
these dire circumstances. And, he it
"Re:-olved. That we ask the other
fraternal societies and organizations
fo cooperate with us to prevent these
higher, corn unchanged.
Liverpool closing "Wheat
lower, corn V lower.
Today in the Markets
New York Stocks.
New York. Jan. 24. Following arf
the Quotations on the stock market to
day: Gas lll'-K
Union Pacific 18n7s
U. S. Steel preferred 123
V. S. Steel common 84 s4
Reading '. ICO
ed each year. Rut when last fall roll
ed around he said that he could not
make any further pre-arrengements.
We wanted to know why, and the ans
wer was an evasive one. leaving the in
ference that he proposed to get all he
could for his products, and we did not
blame him for that.
"I know an instance where a family
moved. Their new homo is several
blocks away from where they were lo
cated formerly. The farmer of whom
they were buying butter and eggs gave
notice recently that he could not af
ford to drive to their new home; it
was too far away from his route of
customers. The woman reminded him
that she had bought from him for years
and always paid him his price. She
said she did not like to change, and if
necessary she would have him met at
the toll gate and relieve him there. He
appreciated the point of the sally and
condescended to keep her on his rout
"You know, we used to think that we
could do as we liked with Mr. Farmer
when we were buying his products.
Not any more, : We are lucky to have
him call on us. The farmer of today
owns his place; he has a bank account,
and he raises what he consumes. It is
not costing him any more than it did
in former years to raise these prod-
college studies are mplrted, doesn't i
return to the old home. He hangs out '
his shingle in the city. The cirl also '
follows some activity that keeps her in !
the city. Where is the genera: ion of ;
farmers to succeed those now in the !
harness coming from? Guess some of ;
us city fellows will have to get in the '
game. That seems the only hope in i
In vcxIlRHUon in vrnpurt.
An action started by Olivt lo(!ge.
No. 42, of the Atmrican Patriots, and j
which, it is said, will be backed up by
many other local lodges and unions, i
calls on the mayor and city council of !
Davenport to appoint a committee to j
investigate an alleged food and fuel
trust, which, it is claimed, is resnor.s!- j
Me for the high price of coal and gro
ceries and meats in Davenport.
The following resolutions weiu adopt
ted by the American Patriots:
"Whereas. Many of cur members aro
finding It no easy task on account of
the excessive cost of living to meet
our lodge assessments tind local dues,
which are used for the protection of
our families-; and.
"Whereas. It 13 our positive belie'
that there exists a local fuel and fortd
trust which are extorting exorbitant
prices for the necessities of life; there
fore, be It v
Chicago. Jan. 21. Followln
quotations on the marKt today:
May. 111. 111';. T0!tR4. U'93.
July. lOl-V 1(1E4. H'OU. .10'Vi.
Septembe r, :. !'7vi. Ws. 90
May. r.7u. :S, t.'T. :7.
July, 758. 07-. ;r."i. (IG-'i.
May. 7"s. IS. 17'i, 17'4.
July, 44, -Jl's. 43i, 43U.
January. 2.U.. 2i. 20.no. 20.OO.
.May. 20.7. 21.1". 2"..riO, 20. "o.
July, 20.!Ci. 21.00. 2o.r.o, 20.r,5.
January. 12. or,. 12.05. 11.C5. II. sr..
May. 11.7.".. U.SO. 11.57. 11.".
July, ll.t'..".. 11.7o. 11.50, 1I.:,0.
January. 11. -. il.C.-.. 11. "0. 1..V).
May. It. 2:. II .:',2. 11.1". 11.17.
Julv. 11.25, 11.2". 11. 1.,. 11.13.
Receipts today - Wheat 14. ee.rn
1"0, oats 0.'!. hogs ."."i.oi'i.t. cattle 27.
000. sheep 2.T.oi;0.
Estimated receipts Tuesday IIop.s
Hog market opened ."c lower. H";?
left over ::.fion. Light. S. 1 0 fi s. 1 r.
mixed and butchers s.2-f 8.5.",. gr ;d
heavy S.25?; S..75, rough heavy S.23
a 1 s.?.5.
Cattle market opened 10c lower.
Sheep market opened 1 oc lower.
Omaha, Hogs fi.30, cattle S.oon.
Kansas City Hogs lO.OuO, cattle
i 1 2.000.
Hog market closed weak 10c lower.
are th3 ' IJo ' 1sIr-d preferred
Rock Island common
! North western .
New York Central
1 Missouri I'aeific
! Great North' rn 133U
. Northern Pacific 134
J I.. & N 145?4
: Sm iters o;:j2
! C. F. 1 43'. 4
1 'an.-fjan pacific- ISO' ,
H'ir-ois Central 143V-
; Pennsylvania 132'.
Eii. : 30
, I.ead 8".
& o sr. '4
P.. R T 72"H
I?. .fv ). ; 1154
j !..((. mot h e 53' j
: Su;'ar 12'
S'i. Pan' '. 14',-,
' Ov; r S2j
Republic S:ec mmon 3sT
.Southern Railway 30
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Ru lk sales S.35fi' 8.50. light. S.05" :
S.40. mixed and butc hers 8.1 5 tt S.50, .
good heavy fc.20(T S.35, rough heavy 1
8.20 5! S.35. j
Cattle market closed 10c lower.
Sheep market closed weak.
North west erm receipts Minneapo
lis, today. 60, last week 50 4, last
year 306. Dulcth, today 67, last
week 100. last year 230.
Visible supply of grain Wheat in-'
crease 1S7.00O. corn decrease 150.
000. oats decrease 4 23.000.
Today' Quotations on P.-ovton, Llvo
Stock and Produce,
Rock I.-iand. Jan. 21. Following are
the wholesale nces on the local
Stock, F!d and Fuel.
Live Poultry Hens, per round. i:c;
spring chicken:;, pT i ound, 13c; tur
keys, Klic; ducks. P'c; geese, 10c.
fl-.ttter Dairy. cr a.uery, 33c.
Pre sli cgvs 3-lc
Feed ana .""uet.
Grain Corn. One; oats. 43c.
Forage Tinvuhy hr. tlC; vriA,
$14; straw, S.
Coai Lump, per bushel. 14c; slack, ,
Wood 84.50 per load.
Licenced to Ved.
Car! Oscsr Nyquist Molin
Miss Emma. Johnson Rock Island
Carl K--IW CliandlervM! .
Mis.i 'Alice Reed Pomeroy
"Resolved. That we reeoectfullv de- IJverpool opening cables Wheat
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