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THE ROCK ISLiAKD ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 1910.
SWANK IS CANED
Board of Supervisors Pays Nice
Compliment to Retiring In
TWELVE-YEARS IN SERVICE
Presentation by Chairman George II.
Richmond Resolutions Are
John C Swank, who retired at the
beginning of thlg year from the stew
ardshlp of 'the county Infirmary, was
called before the board of supervisors
this afternoon and presented a hand
some gold-headed cane as a mark of
the board's appreciation of the serv
ices he had rendered the cotmty during
the 12 years which he served as stew
Chairman George IL Richmond of
the board made the presentation
Bpeeon. Mr. Swank was quite over-
was hardly able to express his apprecl
was hardl yable to express his appreci
ation. A 10-minute recess was taken
'by the board in order to give the mem
bers a chance to congratulate Mr.
Swank and wish him well. The follow
ing resolution was adopted regarding
The board adopted the following:
Whereas, John Q. Swank, former
superintendent of the county Infirmary,
has been relieved by his successor af
ter 12 years of continuous service,
with credit and honor; and.
Whereas, Mr. Swank, during his In
cumbency of said position, has proved
I Springtime 1
I Jewelry and Novelties 8
R Are arriving daily to add 8
g to our already large line of $
j$ - Beaded Bags 8
Opposite Harper House.
2 VVAXVU WX
an honest, faithful and efficient serv
ant of the county, having at all times
the interest and welfare of the county
at heart, and has in every and all oc
casions practiced economy and made
the management of said infirmary a
credit to the county; therefore, be it
Resolved, That this board of super
visors, at the March term. 1910, In ses
sion assembled, does hereby extend to
John C. Swank, in behalf of the tax
payers of this county, Its appreciation
of the able and economical manner he
has conducted said infirmary, and wish
all the best the world can give him,
and also God-speed for the future. And,
be it further
Resolved, That the clerk of this
board forward a copy of the same to
said John C. Swank.
Attorney on the Carpet.
The committee on public expendi
tures submitted its report and for the
most part the items enumerated were
allowed without question. Several,
however, were taken up by the board,
one of these being the bill of E. R.
Maloney, whom State's Attorney I M
Magill appointed to report the proceed
lngs of the September and January
terms of the grand jury. The bill for
the former term was $30 and for the
latter $45. It was claimed by Super
visor Eastman that the reporter ha
never spent more than 15 minutes
day with the Jury and Supervisor Os
wald said that in that case the bill ho
had presented was excessive, but that
the fault lay with the state's attorney.
The reason for Mr. Maloney's Inability
to spend more time with the grand
jury was that he had to report the
proceedings of the circuit court at the
same time. Supervisor Oswald
wanted the state's attorney reprimand-"
ed for appointing a reporter who
could not give all the time needed
when there were reporters in plenty
who could do so. The board finally
decided to allow the bill "for $30 for
the January meeting, as there seemed
no objections to it, but the other bill
for $45 was referred back to the com
Other Reports Submitted.
The Judiciary committee submitted
a report to the. effect that it had found"
that the county could not legally lay
any claim to the trust fund which it
is holding in the treasury and accord
ingly that it was not available to help
meet county expenses. This fund Is
one that has accumulated from estates
where there are no heirs and It
amounts to eeveral thousand dollars.
The report was adopted, putting the
matter at rest.' Another report from
the same committee called upon the
state's attorney to commence a prose
cution of such persons whose failure
to support their pauper relatives has
caused the county to do so. Under
the law suits can be started to re
cover the amounts which have been
paid out by the county for such pur
poses. Relatives as distant as grand
parents and grandchildren are required
to support pauper relatives.
LIMIT ON PACKING
Big Meat Firms Refuse to Buy
Hogs at the Prevailing
FARMERS HOLDING BACK
About Only Demand Comes from the
Country Speculators Who Buy
and Hold for Rise.
FRENCH SUE THE WRIGHTS
Aviation Syndicate Attacks Patents
Claimed by Americans.
Paris, March 16. The French avia
tion syndicate has brought suit for the
annulment of the Wright patents in
France. The petition, after setting
up the general claim that the Wright
brothers, both in America and France,
are trying to obtain a monopoly in
Chicago, March 16. The temporary
withdrawal of one packing concern
from the hog packing Industry, reduc
tions in the. number of men employed
in the same work by other firms, and
the entry of the farmer as a specula
tor In the market tor live hogs here
were new developments to come to
light in the situation yesterday.
Never before have farmers been
known to buy hogs at Chicago with
the expectation that they would real
ize higher prices if they held them
long enough. , They cannot take tha
hogs out for further feeding, but must
pay $1 a bushel for corn sold to them
by the stock yards company. Besides
the feed bill they have to pay two
commissions, one for buying the hogs
and the other for reselling. .
Orders which came from the country
speculators had no price limit on
them,, however, and commission men
paid $10.92 to $11 a 100 pounds.
The top price for the day was $11.05,
so that further big gains will have to
be made before these speculators can
realize a profit.
Firm Quits Hog Killing:.
Roberts & Oake, a firm which oper
ates a packing plant at Forty-fifth
street and Center avenue, announced
that it would withdraw from the hoa,
trade for the present. It slaughters
600 to 1,500 hogs a day when supplies
are normal. Armour & Co. reduced
its forces, discharging all the men it
had employed in driving hogs to the
CATES G. PINCH0T
(Continued from Pag-e One.)
A. Ju -7 'M rLti I Hill" J:
PERATES its own Electric Railway, Electric Light Plant,
told Morage ana ice riant. Laundry, Oarage Has
Most Complete Mineral Bath Equipment In the West
Orcbestra American Plan
Write For Booklet JAMES P. DONAHUE. Prop.
Beautiful Park i
M. C. Springs
The Great Uric Add ,
Stomach, Liver and
This M. C Water has
RATES $3.0O TO $0.0O PER DAY.
' The Problem
of House Cleaning
You now no doubt have your mind set on spring house
cleaning."' A dfficult task indeed. But simplify the
work by having on hand the necessary cleaning tools
A good stiff carpet broom Is a
pleasure to use. We have them
made of select Illinois corn,
sewed fonr seams .
'at . ,
Good kitchen brooms at
For scrubbing floors we offer
yon a good stiff pointed fiber
brush at 20c, 15c
Cotton deck mops at . . . 35q
Sal soda fine for cleaning sinks
ten pounds for 25C
Household ammonia, per large
quart bottle Qq
For cleaning woodwork and
furniture we recommend Sav
onol. It certainly cleans, but
will not injure the finest pol
ished surfaces, per jar . 25c
For window cleaning Bon Ami
at per cake Qc
Sapolio for tinware, cake. "J Qq
Solarine for brass, nlckle and
silverware, per can ..... gsjg
Pearline, Soaplne, Gold Dust,
Star Naptha and other wash
powders at per package . . gQ
We advise be prepared before starting your cleaning. We '
will be pleased to fill your order.
2207 FOURTH AVENUE BOTH PHONES
whole burden of conservation on the
general government but leave It to
the states and to the municipalities
to work out, except insofar aa national
interference is necessary to protect
national interests; and I want to be
understood as opposed to the theory
that, because the state has not exer
cised to the full its powers in the mat
ter of reforms, ipso facto the national
government must exercise them."
The national government, he said,
cannot enter the state ana dictate
the means or method of the develop
ment of its streams and rivers, except
Insofar as their navigation is con
cerned." Wise conservation, in his
opinion, implied "aa full and free a
development of our natural resources
as is consistent with our civiyzatlon
More to Develop.
"But we must not forget," he as
serted, "that we are not through with
the pqjicy of development, of building
up new communities and settlements,
even in far-off Alaska. We have not
reached that period where we can say
the remainder of our public lands
shall be auctioned off to the highest
bidder to increase the revenues of the
national treasury. They must still be
used as inducements' to increase
thrifty settlements and provide new
homes to landless settlers and to pro
mote commerce and industrial pursuits
in the most remote regions of the
"What the public domain needs to
day Is a speedy survey of all available
areas for settlement; an adequate and
scientific classification of the remain-1
der of the public lands, and such legis
lation aa will enable a determination
of all private entries and rights in the
interest of the bona fide claimant
without unreasonable delay, and, above
all, protection against the monopoliza
tion or waste or our natural re
Mr. Ballinger declared that the pres
ent laws and methods of disposal of
deposits of coal, phosphates, oil and
natural gas are utterly impractical,
either from the standpoint of the lo
cator or that of the government, "and
no adequate method exists," he added,
'for controlling or supervising hydro
electric power produced from power
plants installed on government water
power sites. No man or set of men
can comply with the present law and
finance a coal mine on the public do
main on 640 acres of land except un
der extremely favorable conditions.
The absurdity of the law m Itself In
vited fraud and Indirect methods of
evading its provisions. It is hoped
congress will furnish the interior de
partment with the necessary machin
ery to guard safely and properly the
public Interests in their ultimate dis
The Interesting Story
of How a Man Conceived
and Worked Out a
New Idea in Sew
0 ing Machines
BY V. M JOHNSON
ABOUT ten yean mo a Chicago man. Win lam
C Free, became firmly convinced that the
time was ripe tor a new type of family eewina
machine. Fortunately, be war progressive
there was no trace of fogy Ism, nor prejudice In bis
make up. - He was a thorough 20 ina sewing machine
man, aa experienced inventor, and he knew that
there was no completely perfect machine on the
market. H knew that for twenty-five years nq im
provements of movement bad been made in sewing
Unlike alt others m the field, he was not content
to follow the policy of "Let well enough alone." His
ambition his prosrasiveness. spurred him on to
omethina better. "This acw machine," said be,
"most not only be a good machine (there are many
joch). It must be the perfect machine.
Then came the question of what should the
improvement consist where to begin and where to
leave off? Who win ever realize the thought given
over to the answer of this question, the sleepless
nights endured the days of study (for remember,
this man was attempting to do what no other man or
set of men had done since Ellas Howe had first in
vented the sewing machine;? .
As a by inspiration It came to him "Why not
find out what the people want what they actually
need to make the sewing machine more convenient
more bandy to operateto give perfect sewing?"
This was the answer - simple fat the extreme, but (as
he afterwards discovered) entailing aa enormous
amount of toO, thought and expense.
He called In his associates, among whom were
some of the best sewing machine men In the country,
and there followed a period of Investigation a
search such as has never been equalled for thorough
ness and completeness. They went to the bottom of
They went to the home and faired with the
They interviewed sewmg machine salesmen and
They discussed the matter with the highest
officials of sewing machine manufactories.
They Questioned shop superintendents and fore
men and debated it with the man on the bench.
They gathered together a library consisting
of every piece of sewing machine literature In exis
tence, including the complete patent records on
They called conventions of experienced sewing
machine men, where these points and their merits
were thoroughly dUfuiied. and their value deter
After this vast amount of information was sum
med up it stood in briefjas follows:
Of all !the good machines, each had some par
ticular points of advantage not possessed by other
machines. And likewise each machine with these
good points was also the possessor of a treat many
bad points. This was proven conclusively there
was not one sewing machine In the toorid which ap
One machine was found to be light running, but
on the other hand it was very complicated and diffi
cult to operate. .
Another would show certain advantages In the
shuttle, but some dlficienejt would-be found in the
feed, and so on down the list.
There was no guess work shoot this. They dug
deep, and after their foundation was laid they were
ready to build from the bottom up.
The first step was the elimination of all the bad
These, with no ceremony, were relegated to the
Work was then begun on all tbe good points se
lected from good machines the world over.
They took the best feed there was and improved
They took tbe best shuttle and Improved it.
They took the best stand on the market and
They took the best furniture and improved ft.
And so when the work was completed there was
an absolutely perfect machine and that one The
FREE as they can it with all the good points of
all machines with not a single bad one a machine
that is admitted by housewife, merchant, salesman
and sewing machine man, to be supertor2to!any3ma
chine ever marketed.
;Iii.A-tliie 'Mor'Eiing -
the bright and energetic demonstrator sent by Mr. Win.
C, Free, President of the Free Sewing Machine Com
pany, will, be at our store.
In a special space which we will arrange for him,
he will hold an unusually interesting
showing the many unique 20th
century improvements on that
most wonderful of all sewing
COME, you will
be surprised and
the many clever
inventions on this new machine.
Wherever they have been shown the
women have been in a flutter of ex
citement and enthusiasm over them.
You simply can't afford to miss
this chance to see its many points of
super rity, the beautiful French-leg design, the eight sets of Ball-Bearings,
the F itoscillo movement, the Automatic Shuttle Ejector, the Rotary Spool Pin,
th Automatic Locking Drawers, the Belt which can't come off, the Reinforced
Shut ie, the Automatic Tension Release, the Five Years Insurance Policy, etc., etc
Furthermore, in order to celebrate this remarkable demonstration we are
going to give the women of our city a chance to
which we will start organizing in our store as soon as the demonstration starts.
We want you to "get together", buy machines in one lot and so secure The
FREE at a lower price than has ever been asked for a high grade sewing machine.
This club plan also allows us to make you the liberal terms of
Payments as Low as $1.00
' Come to-morrow and become a member of a Free Club,
just a plan to get together and save money.
THE MILL STORE
300-302 Fourth Avenue
There are no formalities.
Today in trie lMtrkets
Chicago, March 16. Following are
the quotations on the market today:
May, 113, 113, 113. 113.
July, 107, 107, 106, 107.
September, 104, 104, 103, 104.
,May, 64, 64, 63, 3. 63.
July. 66, 66, 65, 65.
September, 66. 66, 66, 66.
May, 45, 45, 44. 45.
July. 43.;43, 42, 43.
September, 40, 40,. 40, 40.
May, 25.80, 25.80, 25.45,' 25.55.
July, 25.72, 25.77, 25.47, 25.55.
May, 13.87, 13.95, 18.60, 13.90.
July, 13.72, 13.75, 13.45, 13.75.
May, 13.40, 18.47, 13.30v 13.42.
July, 13.22, 13.30, 13.92, 13.22.
Receipts today Wheat 43, corn
225. oats 97, hogs 21,000, catUe
13,000, sheep 12.000.
Estimated receipts Thursday
Hog market opened weak. Hogs
leftover 8,500. Light 10.45 10.85,
mixed and butchers 10.50 10.95,
good heavy 10.55 11.00, rough
heavy 10.55 10.70.
Cattle market opened 10c higher.
Sheep market opened steady.
Omaha Hogs 11,000, cattle 6,1
Until March 19th
LaMar Will Give His Full Life $2.00
Clairvoyant Reading for
If you bring this add. This is
positively the last opportunity you
will have to consult LaMar at this
remarkable Jow fee this season. He
guarantees satisfaction or accepts no
fee. You the judge. If worried, sick
or in trouble of any kind don't fall
to see this gifted medium. Positive
ly no readings before or after hours.
Hours 10 a. m. to 8 p. m. Sundays
to 6 p. m.
Swedish Olive Block, .
Thirteenth Street, Moline.
Kansas City Hogs 10,000, cattle
Hog market closed 10c lower than
yesterday's average. Light 10.35
10.75, mixed and butchers 10.40
10.85, good heavy 10.55 10.90,
rough heavy it). 50 10.60.
Cattle market closed 10c higher.
Sheep market closed strong.
Northwestern receipts Minneapo
lis, today 261, last week 351. last
year 92. Duluth, today 96, last year
87, last year 49.
Liverpool opening cables Wheat
higher, corn unchanged.
Liverpool closing Wheat to
higher, corn higher.
New York 8tocka.
New York, March 16. Following are
the quotations on the market today:
Union Pacific 1S5
U. 8. Steel preferred 119
U. S. Steel common '. 84
Rock Island preferred 90
Rock Island common 48
Southern Pacific '. 126
New York Central 123
Missouri Pacific 69
Great Northern .i...l35
Northern Pacific ........134
I & N 151
Smelters .' '.. 84
C. F. L 39
Canadian Pacific ..... 178
Illinois Central 141
Pennsylvania ...... . 135
C.& O. 85
B. R. T 74
B. & O. 111
Locomotive 51 j
vubo ...... ...... ........ i
St. Paul 144
Republic Steel common 39
Southern Railway 28
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock and Produce.
Rock Island, March 16. Following
are the wholesale prices on the local
' Stock, Feed and Fuel.
Live Poultry Hens, per pounC,
15c; spring chickens, per pound, 15c;
ducks, 11c; geese, 11c.
Butter Dairy, 27c; creamery, 32c.
Fresh Eggs 19c. y
Lard 14c to 15c.
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 66c; oats, 47c.
Forage Timothy hay, $18; wild hay,
15; straw, $8 to $10.
Coal Lump, per bushel, 15c; slack.
Wood $4.C0 per load.
Licensed to Wed.
Charles Fritchlnck ...Port nyron
Mrs. Jessie Cox Watertown
'llarry L. Taylor Wa polio, Iowa
Miss Margaret lit In. .. .Wapello, Iowu
Cannon Not Hanged.
Corinto, Nicaragua, March 1C. The
btatemcnt that George Cannon, cousin
of Leroy Cannon, was hanged yester
day by order of President Madrlz, !s
without foundation. He Is now wait
ing to take a steamer.
Mary T. Goldman
Cray Hir Kmtorer
ii nuM.h Althiulnian
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w-h ttft it'tr look tmimi-
tirttt. iimm no wliment, o H p iirilier stick Dor
gr df It's am pari mai c'rr n w.-r.
V n't xtorinj r.4 itw what ittouMnrls rf ntrisrs
h a found Mfesr'1 ut iw'Hotorr. hfitrji'lfjinitfonib
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JjMr . Ht Trial. Un.i. Th I Arte ut CLUb ijtUft
old hf oil lJers, li rlu iine: t
Call and examine our line. We can use your old wheel.
Agency for the Hearsey 77? tires and Thor motorcycles.
218 Seventeenth Htrwt.