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TETE nOCK ISKAND, 'ARGUS,' TUESX5XT", MAT 17, 1910.
Scene at iannching of Dreadnought Florida
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THE battleship Florida, the largest of American warships and the latest
thing In super-Dreadnoughts, which was successfully launched at the
Brooklyn navy yard, on May 12 and christened by Miss Elizabeth
Legere naming, daughter of a former governor of Florida, has a
normal displacement of 21.S25 tons, and her turbine engines are expected
to give her 28,000 horsepower, which should give her a speed of about 22
knots an hour, although the specifications call for 20.78 knots. Her arma
ment will be as heavy as any known vessel of her class, and her'' broadside
fire will be 20 per cent greater than any vessel now In commission.
There will be many Improvements In this battleship, of which few of the
large sea fighters can- boast. She will be fitted with automatic electric eleva
tors, for instance, and all furniture will be metal. The elevator cars will be
Installed In the fire room ventilator trunks. Each elevator will be operated
from the cars by means of push buttons and will be utilized by officers who
would otherwise have a great deal of climbing to do. The ship is 520 feet long
and 70 feet beam. She will cost something like $6,000,000 when completed.
The main battery of the ship will consist of ten twelve-Inch rifles arranged
In pairs in turrets. Looking at her bow on one would think that the Florida
had what is called superposed or double decked turrets, like the Kearsarge
and Kentucky; but, as a matter of fact, there are only two guns In each of the
five turrets, and the second turret In the fore part of the ship Is necessarily
elevated on the superstructure so as to be able to fire freely over the top of
the forward turret. There Is a formidable secondary battery, composed of
sixteen five-inch rapid flrers. four three-pounderp, two one-pounders and a
number of machine guns. There are also two twenty-one-inch submerged
tubes for torpedoes. - ...
The battleship Iowa, one of the most powerful vessels under the American
flag during the Spdnish-American war, Is not In the same class with the Flori
da, which is approximately 10,000 tons heavier and 100 feet longer than Admi
ral Evans old fighter. Besides, the Florida's engines are two and a half times
more powerful than the Iowa's, her speed three knots greater. She carries al
most a thousand tons more coal. At a distance of four and a half or five miles
the Florida could hurl a broadside of steel missiles weighing 8,500 pounds.
At this distance the Iowa could reply with a broadside weighing but 3,500
pounds. The Florida will carry a crew of 1,002 men; the Iowa's crew was
When the Florida Is completed she will wear along her sides amidships
near the water line a belt of eleven Inch armor eight feet or more in width.
Above this will be another belt of the same width nine inches thick. A shell
In order to penetrate a turret In its most exposed part will be obliged to pass
through twelve inches of as hard steel as was ever manufactured.
It is believed that the armor plan for the Florida Is the most comprehen
sive which has been devised for any ship. The hull is divided into small
compartments. This, It is believed, will decrease the vulnerability In case
of the explosion of a torpedo or mine against the side of the vessel. A pow
erful battery of pumps will assist In keeping the ship afloat 'in such an
The turrets or revolving citadels are placed over the keel in a straight
line, two forward of the. stacks and three abaft. It is possible to deliver
four shots simultaneously over the bow and over the stern. The sixteen
five-inch rapid fire guns, eight on either side, are placed In steel compart
ments of their own. ...
This array of offensive weapons will be directed from platforms on the tops
of the two 120 foot lattice masts. On these elevated stages, where they can
see the enemy at a distance, the officers by means of their range apparatus
can determine with matl ematical accuracy the 'distance of th enemy and
A MODEL OF NEW YORK.
Pennsylvania Railroad's' Remarkable
Exhibit For a Berlin Exhibition.
One of the features of the great town
building exhibition to be held In Ber-
lin, Germany, in the coming summer
will be a thirty-three foot long model
of Greater New York, which will be
shown by the Pennsylvania Railroad
company. It will Include an under
ground cross section showing the Penn
sylvania's new terminal and tunnel
schemes ns welt as the intricate sys
tem of lines with which subterranean
Gotham is now Interlaced.
In one of the miniature tunnels,
which is to be an exact reproduction
of the original In all details except
size, a train of cars consisting of three
Pullmans pulled by an electric loco
motive will make trips.
' The Pennsylvania company an
nounces that . its new terminal plant,
which will be shown In miniature, rep
resents a cost of $90,000,000.
Farmer's Plan to Dodge the Comet.
John Marlow, a farmer near Council
Bluffs, la.. Is so convinced that Hal
ley's comet will spread death and de
struction on the earth that he has
dug a cave in which he and his family
will take refuge at the time the earth
Is passing through the tall of the com
et. The feature of the cave Is an air
tight door, by which he expects to
keep out the poisonous atmosphee.
Tn addition to himself and his family
he will take -two horses, two cows, a
dog, a cat and a number of chickens
Uito the cave; - . .
TESTS OF LOW TEMPERATURE
Princeton's New Laboratory Gives
First Scientifio Results.
There have recently been Installed
in Palmer physical laboratory, Prince
ton university's new $500,000 structure,
practically the only successful con
stant low temperature rooms In the
world. They have already aided In
obtaining results of great Importance
to physics and chemistry, and scien
tists generally predict that the new
rooms will be of incalculable value in
determining the truth of several theo
ries which have not heretofore been
sufficiently tested because of. lack of
proper facilities. .
The temperature of the rooms can be
kept at 7 degrees below zero F., with
a variation of not more than one-tenth
of a , degree, which has never before
been achieved. They are also kept, en
tirely dry, and in damp .weather no
air Is admitted except such as may be
freed from all moisture and vapor. by
a special process used ' for this ' pur
pose. The walls are protected from
outside Influence by a six inch layer
The rooms are. cooled by means of
the ordinary ammonia process, and,
while one room can be lowered from
32 degrees F., the freezing point, to a
few degrees above sero and kept there,
the other rooms can be lowered to T
degrees below sero and maintained at
Special arrangements have been made by this company to get Mr. Charles E. Draper, probably the greatest and
best posted pan in this country on gas ranges, to comeN to this city and give a series of free demonstrations' on how to ,
use a gas range. -
He will explain how to cook on a gas range, how not to cook on a gas range. He will explain and demonstrate how
very economical gas ranges are, how to get the most with the smalest amount of gas. " ' :
Free Demonstratioris May 18, 19, 20, 21,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday,
From 3 to 5 p. m.
Everyone in Rock Island and Moline is invited to be present. We will give a coupon ticket to everyone (not chil
dren) who will come to" these free demonstrations. These coupon tickets are numbered and the following articles will be
given away: ' J
FREE 2 Estate Gas Ranges. FREE 10 Gas Range Waffle Irons
Wednesday we will give
away Five Waffle Irons
Thursday we will give
away an $18 Estate Gas Range
Friday we will give away
Five Waffle Irons.
Saturday we will give
away an $18 Estate Gas Range
You must be present with your ticket when these are given away and you must live on a line, or on a proposed exten
sion of the Peoples Power company's mains, and the gas range must be installed within 30days after our gas connections
Personal instruction will be given anyone between the hours of 9 and 12 a. m. Refreshments will be served and
- the women are urged to bring the "men folks" along. All d3monstrations free.
In the Old 1VL y K. Store Room on Second Avenue.
- PEOPLES POWER CO.
GROCERS TO HOLD
PICNIC NEXT MONTH
Members of Association Agree
Close Their Stores on Decora
Drinking Cups For Chicago Dogs.
To reduce the danger of rabies 1,000
drinking caps for dogs : hare been
placed In different parts of Chicago.
Seventy years of experience with Ayer'a
7f T) TO -nerry rcciorai nave given us great
iCZlCo confidence in it. Wo strongly recora-
Zl mend it for coughs, colds, bronchitis.
Ask soar doctor to nam tin lest family weak throats, and weak lungs. Jt pre-
I meatcine jot exjugm, coiaj, oronennu, vxa vcum. ji protects, jli sootnes. uneais.
lungi. Follow hts advice. ifZi' Just the help nature needs.'
The monthly business - meeting of
the Rock Island Retail Grocers' asso
ciation was held last night at Math's
hall. A committee of three was ap
pointed to arrange for the annual pic
nic of the association next month. A
motion to close the stores Decoration
day was carried.
The new credit system, which was
adopted by the grocers at their annual
meeting, is gaining favor among the
members and they are pleased with
the results obtained so far under the
new system. A customer who does not
have a clear bill at every store is not
given credit by any other merchant
until this record is cleared.
At the next monthly meeting, to be
held June 20, the various committees
will be appointed to Eerve during the
Today in tne Markets
. New York, May 17. Following are
Quotations on the market tod?:
113. 113, 111, 112.
July, 103, 103. 102. 103.
September, 100, 101, 100, 101.
May, 60, 6, 60y4. 60.
July, 62, 63, 62, 62.
September, 63, 63, 63. 63.
May, 42, 42. 42, 42.
July, 40, 41, 40, 40.
September, 39, 39, 39. 39.
May, 22.85, 23.22, 22.85. 2322.
July. 22.90, 23.27. 22.90, 23.27.
September, 22.92, 23.20, 22.87, 23.17.
May, 13.12. 13.17, 13.12. 13.15.
July, 12.80. 12.90. 12.80. 12.87.
September, 12.67, 12.77, 12.65, 12.72.
May, 13.12, 18.20. 18.10, 13.20. .
July, 12.65, 12.85, 12.65, 12.82.
September, 12.55, 12.70, 12.55. 12.70.
Receipts today Wheat, 41; corn, 77;
oats, 254; hogs, 10,000; cattle, 2,500;
Estimated receipt Wednesday
Wheat 12; corn, 63; oats, 10; hogs,
Hog market opened steady. Hogs
left over, 8,870. Light, $9.309.65;
mixed and butchers, S9.259.40; good
heavy, 9.259.65; rough heavy, $9.25
Cattle market opened steady.
Sheep market opened steady.
Omaha Hogs, 8,000; cattle, 4,700.
Kansas CityHogs, 11.000; cattle.
Hog market closed strong. 5 and 10
cents higher. Bulk sales, $9.609.70;
light, $9.4099.75; mixed and butchers,
$9.359.75; good heavy, $9.35;g:9.75;
rough heavy, $9.359.50; pigs, $9.10
9.60; porkers, $9.659.70.
Cattle market closed weak.
Sheep market closed weak.
Minneapolis Today, 112; last week,
216; last year, 105.
Duluth Today, 45; last week," 36;
last year, 99.
Liverpool opening cables Wheat
to 1 lower, corn unchanged.
Liverpool closing Wheat 1 to 2
d. lower, corn higher.
New York Stock.
Chicago, May 17. Following are the
the quotations on the market today:
Union Pacific 182
U. S. Steel preferred .., 118
U. S. Steel common 82
Reading : . 102
Rock Island common 44
Southern Pacific 126
New York Central 120
Missouri Pacifi 70
Great Northern 135
Northern Paiflc 131
L. & N 147
T"V 1 Cured in
Contractor C. J. Larkin to Arrange
Old Club Home to Suit Needs
All of the bids submitted by local
contractors for the remodeling of the
newly acquired quarters of the Royal
Neighbors of America at Sixteenth
street and Third avenue were rejected
yesterday by the board of managers
of the society. The specifications of
the various bidders were all different,
and the board decided to reject the
bids and place the work in the hands
of Contractor C. J. Larking The build
ing will be repapered and repainted,
some of the partitions will be torn out
and a vault for the records of the so
ciety will be built. Just how long it
will take for the completion of the
work is not known at present, but the
Royal Neighbors expect to remove
from their present quarters on the
sixth floor of the Safety building to
their new home July 15.
Without Hypodermic Injections
The VEATj is an IXTERXAI, treat
ment of 25 doses at the institute
or in the home, and a guaranteed
bond and contract is given each pa
tient that if a perfect cure Is not ef
fected the treatment will be free.
Call or write for free book and con
tract. Address THE NEAL 1XSTI-
TLTE, 821 Farnam street, Daven
Canadian Pacific 193
C. & 0 86
B. R. T 81
B. & O -.111
St. Paul 138
Republic Steel preferred 97
Republic Steel common 33
Southern Railway 26
CEasurE3 IS. Hodgson
(The Best la the Cheapest.)
FIRE. LIFE, LIGHTNINO AND WIND
Established 1874. .
Office, 1728 Third avenue. Rates as
low aa consistent with security.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
On your plain note; no security,
no publicity, salaried people and
others, your credit Is good here. Call
and let us explain our new plan.
Peoples Loan Company '
409 Lane Building, Davenport, Iowa.
Corner Third and Main Streets.
1 Phone 2574.
Danielson's Swedish Dyes
To De I'wd With Gasoline.
The quickest and easiest process for
dveing' flumes, Velvets. Flowers, Iares,
Silks, Veiling. Woolen, Cotton, linroe
Hair or Straw Goods; also Gloves. Shoes
and Hosiery without taking the curl
from pinnies or Injury to the most del
icate fabric. For sale by Thontaa Drnc
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDER.
JIbn VEk fi Co,
CONTRACTORS A.VD BUILDERS.
Manufacturers of Sash. Doors. Blinds,
and Stairs. Interior Finish of all kinds.
Hardwood Veneer Flooring, and deal,
ers In Glass. Sll and 121 Elgntaenta
H. J. TOHER.
A. U ANDERSON.
H. J. TOEEE & CO.,
Private wires to New Tork and Chi
cago. 103 Main street, Darenport. Phone
$1.Q0 to $5.00
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock, Feed and Fuel.
May 17. Following are the quota
tions on the local market today:
Fresh Eggs 21C
1 Live Poultry Hens, per pound, 15c
" Butter Dairy, 25c; creamery, 28c
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 70c; oats, 48c
Forage Timothy hay, $15; wild hay,
$14; straw, $7.
Coal Lump, per bushel, 15c; slack,
. Wood $4.50 per load.
Sales on Market square during the
past 24 hours up to noon today were
Corn Six loads at 70c.
Hay One load at $15.
Straw One load at $7.
H. E. Cast eel. Pres.
M. S. Heagy, V. P. II. II. bimmon, Cash-
John D. Rockefeller would go broke
If be should spend his entire income
trying to prepare a better medicine
than Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy for dlarrhoes, dys
entary or bowel complaints. It is sim
ply impossible, and so says every one
that has used it Sold by all druggists.
TfOIF CANT BUY A THING
WflTfi THE MONEY
WBSU HAVE r&-r;Fy'a- ryi
- 'yS,.:ti.f ant - r .saSM
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Hank ONE DOLLAIl A DAY $6 a week for only one year,
and leave It stay for 30 years. At 3 per cent compound Interest
this will amount to $758.10; at 4 per cent compound Interest this
will amount to $1,010.88 -a nug sum 'for old. age.
Make OUR Bank YOUR Bank.
We pay liberal interest consistent with safety 4 per cent.
Central Trust & Savings Bank