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TTTE RCTCK ISTANT) ARGUS, SATURDAY, OCTOISETt 20, 1010.
DINERS ON CARS OF ROCK ISLAND
ROAD ARE FED FROM THIS CITY
Few people realize the magnitude
and the Importance of the commissary
and laundry built by the Rock Island
road just west of the Thirty-first street
depot in this city, and to those who
have had an opportunity to inspect the
establishment since it commenced op
erations in September it has been a
revelation indeed. It is the headquar
ters and the depot of supplies for the
dining service of the entire Rock Is
land system. This means that prac
tically everything used by the dining
cars all over the route Is secured by
requisition upon the commissary or
laundry here in Rock Island. As the
service includes 'SO diners operating
throughout the central west out of
Memphis, St. Paul, Denver and El
Paso, it is evident at once that the
work must he on a large scale and
must be highly systematized.
A tour through the two newly erect
ed buildings under the guidance of
F. H. Plummer, city passenger agent,
and Frank Stewart, head of the com
missary department and dining car
service of the Rock Island road, gives
the beBt idea of how the work is done.
Lanadry Well Equipped.
The two buildings, commissary and
laundry, are located along the tracks
Just west of the main depot Of these,
the second is the laundry building, and
there are about thirty people kept busy
there all day long, laundering the linen
that is used on the dining cars. While
not as varied as a general laundry, the
building is thoroughly equipped for the
work that it has to do. The soiled
linen, including table cloths, napkins,
towels, white aprons, waiters' coats,
and the like, is brought in at the west
part of the building. It is almost In
discriminately thrown into any one of
the four big wash machines, where it
is cleaned and rinsed. The soaking
wet linen is then placed in a tub
Ehaped machine which is whirled about
at such a high rate of speed ihat the
wa'cr is thrown out by t!ie centrifugal
forte through holes in the sides of the
metal tubs. After -three minutes of
this trra'mem the linen is as dry as if
i had pone through a wringer. It is
I hen run through a huge mangling
Tn'-lil'ie, which completely dries and
: cms it. This machine is fitted with
li'mrc. otis safety devices which pro
ject the girls who are working at it
Hid makes an accident almost impos
sible. Many Walter Conta.
So many waiter coats are received
and washed each day that it requires
the entire time of eight girls to iron
them and get them ready for wear j
'.'.gain. The, coats do not go through t
the nir.nE.ling machine, it being useful j
only for flat pieces such as napkins,
table cloths and towels. Each Of the j
. eight irls has a "0-pound electric iron :
which is easy to handle, and with these !
modern devices hundreds of coats are j
iar.r.dcrcd each day and sent back into!
I Ik: service.
In another room In the laundry
building torn or frayed pieces of linen j
are repaired by girls. Pieces that are I
so badly torn as to render them use
less for what they were intended are
turned into towels or napkins or into
cleaning cloths. Everything is done
by system and there is no waste.
ConimlMMnry Clean and rnl.
The commissary department shows
the result of the long experience of
Mr. Stewart. In the first room nearly
all the eatables which are used on the
dining cars are stored. Most of the
goods comes in cans or bottles and j
put up for individual use. Cereals, I
flour, canned goods, spices, sugar, salt, j
coffee, teas are stored in the cases and !
bins which occupy a large share of the i
floor, and the men in the storehouse j
know just where to put their hand on j
anything that is wanted. Perishables, j
such as butter, cheese, eggs, meats.!
Better Get Ready for
For $2 5 or so, we'll make you a suit or overcoat that
will bring you back for others.
Illinois Theatre Building:
Rock Island, 111.
and vegetables are kept in a huge ice
chest which is divided into three sec
tions. The department Includes a
wine cellar and an air-tight room for
cigars and tobaccos.
Like a Grocery Store.
The commissary Is nothing short of
a grocery store for the dining cars of
the Rock Island road. The main line
diners, which, pass through here, are
for the moat part switched into a eld
ing parallel to the commissary and
there stocked with needed provender.
Others which do not pass through Rock
Island send In their requisitions each
day and the goods are placed in a spe
cially constructed box and shipped to
different parts of the system.
On the second floor of the commis
sary department building is the office
of Mr. Stewart and a general office
room for his clerks who keep the din
ing accounts. There are 10 of these,
and they are kept busy recording ship
ments and purchases. Forty men and
women are employed in both depart
ments. Mr. Stewart will be remem
bered as the steward of the Harper
house in the days when the Harper
family conducted that hotel. Mr.
Stewart planned the commissary build
ing and worked out the system which
enables the road to handle its enor
mous dining car business at one cen
Previous to being transferred to
Rock Island the laundry of the Rock
Island road was in Davenport Lack
of space and the necessity of stopping
trains there to receive supplies caused
the change to this city to be made.
TWO OF RUNAWAYS
TO GO BACK HOME
But Matty IT y nil, leader of Chicago
Trio, Is Left to Shift for
Clarence Cherry and Edward Hen
dricks, two of the Chicago lads who
came to this city early Wednesday
morning on the blind baggage of the
Golden State Limited, and who were
arrested as soon as they landed here,
were sent back to their homes today.
Mrs. Cherry, mother of Clarence, wir
ed transportation for her son and
the police department arranged to
have the Hendricks lad carried back
to the windy city. Matty Flynn.
leader of the- trio of boys, and the
oldest one of them, is still at the
police station. He says that there is
m one to supply him with a ticket
to return to Chicago, and, anyway,
he is not particularly anxious to go
back. As he is old enough to take
care of himself, he will probably be
TODAY IN THE MARKETS
Chicago, Oct. 29. Following are the
quotations on the market today:
December, P2. 92 VB, 90 4, 904.
May, 9S'i. 9s Vs. 07, 97.
July, opened 933i.
December. 461,. 46, 40, 4G.
May. 499s, 49'i, 4S-74, 4S?4
July, opened 50.
December, 313, 31?. 31, 31.
May, .344. 34 -?4, 34'i. 344.
July, 34 4. 34 '.4. 33"i, 33.
October, closed 17.25.
January, 17.07, 17.1". 10.97, 17.00.
May, 1G.10. 1C.12, 1G.0O, 1C.00.
October, 13.00, 13.20, 12.90, 13.10.
January, 10.20, 10.25, 10.15. 10.15.
May, 9.70, 9.75, 9.07, 9.007.
October, 11.00, 11.00, 10 97. 10.97.
When this great American fes
tal day arrives on November
24, you want to be suitably at
tired. You'll find here colors and pat
terns not shown in other shops
fashions that interest you,
tailors that know how to fjt
not to mention quality of
Nowhere in the tri-cities can your wants be better supplied than at Young & McCombs' Big Department Store. Thousands of satisfied customers each
day and now that it is the second souvenir week it makes the buying doubly interesting. Special prices and prompt attention are crowding the store
each day. Beautiful and useful souvenirs given with every purchase of $1 or over, and coming as it does right in the beginning of the cold weather
when warm serviceable wearables will be in demand, such as underwear ,sweater coats, shoes, coats, furs, suits ,dresses, millinery, flannel, blankets,
comforters, etc., it is an opportune time to buy. . ....
Cut Glass and Fine China
If yon are looking for a wedding gift wo have the most exquisite
line of rich cut glass and fine china shown in the tri-cities and a
look will convince you that our registered patterns are exclusive
designs which are controlled by us.
A large assortment of Battenburg doilies, drawn
size. 2 4-inch in all linen,
Souvenir sale price i
Assortment of scarf and squares. squares 30x36,
inches, machine embroidered., beautiful assortment
of patterns, Souvenir sale price
Rugs of Fine Quality
There is nothing that has grown so much in popular favor as rugs.
To supply this demand we have put in an unusual large assort
ment in various sizes. We believe Hartford Wiltons to be the ideal
of rug excellence on account of the factory's unchangeable insist
ence that their high standard of quality must always be main
tained. Every Hartford rug has the name woven in the back. This
rug has a very line and smooth
We recommend tiiese rugs to be
used where the wear is hardest.
The "Arundel" body brussels rug. This rug we are pleased to rec
ommend, believing it to be the very best body brussels rug made
in this country. They are well adapted for J5"lT
chamber carpets, inexpensive, but satisfactory . 'LF Jf
The "Hampton" body brussels rug.
moderate co.-t. They come in every
wear well and don't
hold the dust
ji January. 0.1 n. 0.1", 0.r. 0.CG.
: May, S.ST, , , t.S7.
Receipts today Wheat 20. corn "If!,
oats 131, hogs 7,00", cattle 400, sheep
Estimated receipis Monday Hogs
Hog market opened weak. Hogs left
ovrr 5,700. Light f. 10" S.S", mixed and
butchers 7.90fi 8.S5, good heavy
S.70, rough heavy 7.fi5fi7.S0.
Cattle market opened unchanged.
Sheep market opened weak.
Hog market closed steady. Hu'k
sales S.noTiS.TO, light s. 15(57 S.9.r, mixed
and butchers 7.955TS.95, good heavy
7.0r!fi S.SO, rough heavy 7.055i 7.S5.
Cattle market closed weak.
Sheep market closed weak.
Liverpool closing cables Wheat 'c
to -?8 lower, corn V higher.
I Northwestern receipts Minneapolis.
I today 21S, last week 310, last year :127;
1 Huluth, today 110, last week 1S2, last
! year 3S 1.
New York. Oct. 2 9. Average cash
reserve, .$25.90; reserve decrease,
$ Ho 0,450; less 1". S. decrease $335,
025; loans decrease $6,119,100"; spe
cie decrease $3,489,500; legals in
crease, $904,800; deposits decrease,
i $S. 993, 000; circulation decrease,
New York Stocna.
New York, Oct. 29. Following are
quotations on the stock market today;
Union Pacific 173!4
IT. S. Steel preferred 119?i
IT. S. Steel common 78 U
Reading 152 a
Rock Island common 33
Southern Pacific 118
New York Central 116
Missouri Pacific 54
Great Northern 127
Northern Pacific 113
surface and is easily taken care of.
. . .
$3 to S&O
A thoroughly reliable rug at a
roil uired color and design.
IouisviUe & Nashville ..
Colorado Fuel & Iron . . .
Chesapeake & Ohio
P.rookl.wi Rapid Transit .
Haitiinore Ai Ohio
Republic Steel preferred
Soul hern Railway
. 1 OS ' ',
. 20 nt
. 77 "
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Oct. 29. Following are the quota
tions on the local market today:
Live Poultry Old hens, 12Vc to
13c; springs, 15c to 17c per pound.
Fresh Eggs 25c.
Potatoes 15c to 70c.
Butter Hairy, 2Sc; creamery,
Lard 13c to 14c.
Feed and Fuel.
. Corn, per bushel. 5Sc.
Oats, per bushel, 30c to 33c.
Forage Timothy hay, $14 to $17;
wild hay,, $13. straw, $7.
Wood $4.50 per load.
Coal Lump, per Dusnel, 15c; slack,
Sales on Market square in last 21
One load now corn at 52c.
Four loads old corn at. 50c to 60c.
Eight loads potatoes at from 40c to
One load baled straw at $7.
One load wheat at 90c.
The pleasant purgative effect ex
perienced by all who use Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets,
and the healthy condition of lie
body and mind which they create,
makes one feel Joyful. Sold by all
Men's, ladies,' children's and
babies.' We can give you fit,
quality, style and price.
A complete stock of the Munsing un
derwear in union suits. If you try
this brand we are sure that you will
be so well pleased that you will wear
no other, from $5.0",
down to $1.00
For ladies' or gents' wear. Mercer
ized, in all colors and sizes, full fash
ioned. V neck,
priced at 50c
Sole agents for the Duofold Health
underwear. Two light weight fab
rics in one; with air space between.
That is the secret. In ladies' or
FAMILY DISCORD IS
CAUSE OF ASSAULT
j IIi-others-in-Law Mix oil Second Ave
! nue at Niglit-Ono Is i;?.d!y
j About 8 o'clock last evening a man
was assaulted as he was walking on
Second avenue, opposite the Illinois
j theatre and was badly beaten up be
1 fore his assailant desisted. It seems
that the assault was the result of a
DONE BY TIIK
All 27-inch width carpets, yard ..5c
9x12 Rugs SOc
Ingrain Carpets Cc
Oriental, Domestic and Smyrna rugs,
per square foot lc
Upholstering lOc to 1
Mattresses OOc to 75c
THE VACUUM CLEANING CO.,
AT CARPENTER COAJi CO.'S
123 20th St. Phone W. 295
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
m For DraakcnneH. Qpisir.
$F lke Tobacco Habit
PSBdeac Li 4
Have you seen the great display of manufacturers' sample line of
hats which formerly retailed up to $0.00, fi Q 51
Monday price 4- i i CJ
See the big window display.
A beautiful line of Persian chiffon, cover Persians, embroidered
nets, crepe de chine, plaids, mescaline and ta&'cta at popular prices.
Style and fit perfect.
Tailor made flour.cn tucked shirred, formerly sold
up to $2.9S, Monday special price
Imported double width mar v. .s
garniture purposes. Souvenir
All silk 3 2-inch grenadine, black
Souvenir sale price
4 2-inch Souvenir sale price .
10-inch satin stripe Persian grenadine, navy, green, black grounds.
Souvenir sale "8
42-inch all silk with satin stripe voilo. excellent for veiling pur-
; family difference in which the two
men were concerned. Tho two are
i brothers-in-law. N'o report of the mat-
tor was mr.de to the police. The man
, who was assaulted was pretty badly
. cut and bruised about the f ace, and
the services of a physician were nec
essary. COURT HOUSE RECORD
Real Estate Transfers.
E. II. Guyer to Theodore rontazop
ulos. lot 5, block 177, town of Euzi
Edward Ver Sluis to Fred C. YIerlch,
lots 5, 0, block 4, Park Ridge addition,
Charles, L. Fromme to Kdmor.d Cab
or. part lot 2, block s Si-ess' subdi
vision outloL 15, northw'est one-quarter
section 5-17-lw, $100.
Jacob J. Taxman to the Ilenning
Brewing company, we: t one-half lot
5, block 1, Old Tow n, Uoc k lii uid,
James Fcdloy to Mary II. Churchill,
part outlet 2, Ryder &. Rood's addi
tion, Moline, $n,Su0.
Dan McNeal to Villa cro of Water-
town, lot 9. block :",. Waiei-town. ?2"C. !
Da vid W. Hunt to John W. ''.al.er, I
lot 19, block 2, Midway, Moling $275.:
R. C. Letsch to William Muller. lot!
13. block 222. New Slio;s addition,!
East Moline. ?30i. j
He nry A. Lohse, ct ah. to George s. J
Hiv hl, lot block 2, L Mos.-.'eMer '
place. Rock Island, $i:;9. i
Hartz, Smith & Marshall to Frank j
E. Liindquist, lot 9. block 1, Island'
View Heights addition. Rock Islar.ii,
W illiam Roe to John J. Silckrod. lot
3. block 39, north west quarter section
27. 17, 3w, $2vt.
William Eckermann to P-r.jnmin
Wiosman. cast half lot 2. block 1, P..
Davenport's Firat addition, Rock Is
Edward J. Doyle to Alois Ilytkbosch,
ette in 1 lack only, for veiling or
fj H PSL
lo:s C aiid 7, block 3, R. Walker Place,
Annie Gillespie to Mllly Wahlstrom.
part lot S, block 6, C. Lynde's addi
tion. Rock Island, $1.
is but one of the many f-
tu.'-rs -provlVd by Rock Island
Lines electric lighted train da
aiTerdii-.g the fincFt and most
luxurious servico between Chi!
c.-'go and Colorado.
Only One Night o
Carries draw ing - room sleep
ing tars, buffet library-obscr-v;o
ion car, with barber, valet
to press garments, daily news
pa pern, baseball score and
nock market reports, maga
7in s. library, cnrrvsjioiidi'nre
f:ie:i;i ' s. Vietrola recitals in
the observation car.
Ferfect Dining Car Service.
S. P. noyd.
Div. Fahj. Agt.
F. H. Plummer
C. P. Agent,
1S23 Second At.