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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 1911.
Br -wire from E. W. Wagner & Co
members of Chicago Board of Trade.
Grain, provisions, stocks, and cotton,
lxjcal office at Rock Island house. Rock
Island. 111. Chicago office. 98-99-100.
Board of Trade, Local telephone. No.
west 330 J
Chicago, Jan. 7. Following are the
Quotations on the market today:
BOARD OF TRADE TRANSACTIONS.
Chicago, Jan. 7. Provisions. Local
week's receipts, 137,235; last year,
115,940. Western week's receipts 389.
700; last week, 303,000; last year 369,
900. As usual after the turn of the year
the eastern demand for live hogs made
itself felt on the western markets and
emphasized the scarcity of marketable
swine in that section and along with
it came a demand for cash product
from the east and the south and prov
ed the assertion that stocks of all
kinds at southern and eastern points
in the great consuming districts were
Manufacturers were able to advance
prices on cash producing to a premium
over the January basis, and trade was
good at the advance.
January products manifested a much
more oversold condition than was gen
erally supposed to exist.
May, 100',;, 10014, S9T-8. 100i
July, 95, 6, 95S. 9C.
May, 49, 497s, 49U. 49?i.
July. 501,, sr.&g, sovi, 50 Vi
Oats. May, 34. 34 . 34, 34
July. 34, 34?. 34, 34.
January. 20.35. 20.35. 20.25. 20.30.
May. 19.25. 19.25, 19.12, 19.20.
January, 10.67, 10.67. 10.60, 10.67.
May, 10.35. 10.35. 10.27, 10.32.
January, 10.75. 10.75, 10.65. 10.70.
May, 10.17. 10.17. 1.05. 10.12.
LIVERPOOL GRAIN MARKET.
IJverpool, Jan. 7. The wheat mar
ket showed a fairly firm undertone at
the immediate start with offerings
lighter stimulated by the unexpected
firmness in American markets yester
day. Later there was further light
coverings by shorts on the expected
light world's shipments and resultant
decrease in the visible supply here.
The market turning weak, under real
izing pressure, was due to cheaper
Australian and Argentine offers. Very
poor demand from millers, weakness
Sn spot, favorable reports from Ron
mania and IndiH. and less demand from
the continent. At the close the market
was weak and lower than yester
day. The corn marked was quiet at the
start and unchanged to Vs higher.
Wheat closed lower.
Corn closed higher.
' Today. Contract
Wheat 27 9
Corn 230 1
Oats 171 90
Today. Lt Wk. LtYr.
Minneapolis 117 149 256
Daily United States Weather IMap
FORECAST FOR HOCK ISLAM). DAVEXPORT, MOLIE AXI VICIXITY.
Unsettled with rain or snow tonight or Sunday, not much change in temperature. The
lowest temperature will be slightly below the freezing point.
Low pressures that overlie the north
ern Rocky mountain sections and the
Missouri and upper Mississippi val
leys and the lake region, with a decid
ed storm center over southern Saskat
chewan, have been attended by higher
temperatures in these sections and on
the north Atlantic coast and by rain
or snow in Montana, the Canadian
north-vest and the terrriory from the
upper Mississippi valley io New Eng
land. Rains and warmer weather are
also reported from the gulf coast. Rel
atively high pressures and tempera
tures decidedly below zero are noted
in the valley of the Red River of the
North. High pressures and generally
clear fkies continue over the Pacific
and middle and south Atlantic coasts
Dnluth 39 50 36
Winnipeg Ill 63 165
Chicago Estimates Tomorrow.
Wheat ' 22
i Receipts. Shipments
Wheat today 352.000 217,000
Year ago 466.000 196.000
Corn todav bS9.000 714.000
Year ago 3C3.000 2900
Corn receipts 62 cars; market firm;
Corn steady to '.i higher.
Oats steady to higher.
Chicago Cash Grain.
Wheat No. 2 r 9?9$. No. 3 r
9797. No. 2 hw 9810O, No. 3 hw
9798, No. 1 ns 106110. No. 2 ns
104 -109, No. 3 ns 10310S, No. 2 s 99
O105, No. 3 s 97!104. vc 940100.
Corn No. 2 46046. No. 2 w 46
46, No. 2 y 4C?447. No. 3 45
45-4, No. 3 w 45'.445i. No. 3 y 4514
04514. No. 4 435?44V;, No. 4 w 44.
444. No. 4 y 4444, sgm 4142, s&y
Oats No. 2 3232. No. 2 w 33'y
33, No. 3 w 3214S33. Nok 4 w 32'i
Hogs 13,000; left over 2,500. Opened
steady at yesterday's close. Mixed
7.80 8.15. good heavy 8 00?? 8.15, rough
7.80S7.95. light 7.80(5 8.10.
Cattle 400; steady.
Sheep 2.000; strong.
Hogs estimated Monday 31,000; next
week 140.000. Cattle Monday 28,000;
Hog market 5c to 10c higher. Light
7.85?i&.15. rough 7.85'??7.95I mixed 7.85
!fiS.20. heavy S.oo-58.20, pigs 7.60g:
8.20, hulk 8.058.15.
Beeves 4 60(5 7.00. rows 2 40f26.15.
sockers 3.."0fi 5.S5, Texans 4.75 '5.85.
calves 7.00fi 9.15.
Sheep 2.75S4.60. lambs 4.756.65.
Hoks closed today 10c higher than
yesterday's average. Mixed 7.857 8.20,
good S.05(gtS.25, rotigh 7.85fJ8.00, light
7.85 Q '.8.15.
Western Live Stock.
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep
Kansas City 5.000 1,000 1.000
Omaha 3.0 200 200
St. Iouis 4.500
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep
Chicago 31.000 2S.O00 25,000
Next week 140,000
NEW YORK STOCKS.
New York, Jan. 7. Following are
Quotations on tne stock market today:
C. S. Steel preferred 118'
U. S. Steel common 74 Vi
Rock Island preferred 61
Rock Island common 30
Southern Pacific 116
New York Central 111
U. S. Department of Agriculture.
WILLIS L. MOORE. Chief, Q
and most of the Rocky mountain plat
eau. The approach of the northwest
ern storm center will be attended by
unsettled weather in this vicinity, with
rain or snow tonight or Sunday and
a continuation of the present moderate
Lowest Highest Precip.
Temp. Temp, last 2 i
Lst Njight. Vest, hrs in.
Rock Island ... 10 23 " .00
Atlantic City ... "0 40 .00
Boston ." 26 2. .01
Buffalo 20 SO .10
Denver 24 44 m
i L'.fitae JC AA
New Orleans .. 50
Missouri Pacific 43
Great Northern 126
Northern Pacific 118T4
Louisville & Nashville 145V
Canadian Pacific 19SV4
Illinois Central 133 V
Chesapeake & Ohio S2H
Brooklyn Rapid Transit 76
Baltimore & Ohio 106"
Atchison 103 Vi
St. Paul 125
Copper 65' i
Lehigh Valley 176
Members' daily average cash reserve
25.82; reserve increase $1,659,800; less
IT. S. increase $1,657,625, loans de
crease $5.S58,9O0; specie increase $373,-
! 100, legal tenders increase $1,262,000,
deposits increase 1,903,500, circulation
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
I J 3UI . 1 . r uno lug aic ius ijuum-
tions on the local market today:
Live Poultry Old hens, 10c; springs,
10c pound; ducks 18c per pound; geese
10c pound; turkeys 18c pound.
Fresh eggs, 32c.
Potatoes, per bushel, 65c.
Butter, dairy 2Sc; creamery 31c.
Feed and Fuel.
Corn, per bushel, 45c and 48c.
Forage Timothy hay, $16 to $17.50;
i clover hay. $15; straw, $8.
Wood $4.60 pr load.
Coal Lump, per DusheL 15e; alack,
Sales on Market square in last 24
Corn, two loads at 4Sc.
Oats, one load at 32c.
Hay, one load at $14.
HALTS A RECALL
aWWUfVV4v V A VtVU VWfti9 V ff AAV
to Prevent Appropriation
WOULD REMOVE MAYOR
Permitting Open Gambling Ied to
Signing of Petition but Vote
' Is Not Permitted.
Seattle. Wash., Jan. 7. Judge Han
ford in the United States circuit court
yesterday enjoined the city council
from appropriating money for the spe
cial election called for Feb. 7 to oust
Mayor Hiram C Gill from office under
the recall provision of the ciy charter.
The court's decision was handed
down in the case of Frank H. Scobey
of Chicago vs. City Controller W. J.
Bothwell and the city council of Se-
The court asserts that it Is its inten-
New York city. 30 3S .00
Phoenix 38 70 .00
San Diego 50 74 .00
. 4S 72 'O
. 36 46 .00
. 2 14 .00
. 30 48 .00
St. Louis ..
J. W. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
J Rheumatism Relieved In Six Hours.
j Dr. Detchon's Relief for Rheuma
! tism nsualy relieves severest cases
' in a few hours. Its action upon the
j system is remarkable and effective,
j It removes at once the cause and the
jdose greatly benefits. 76c and $1.00.
Sold by Otto Grotjan. 1501 Second
Ave.. Rock Island and Gust Schegel.
W. Second St., Davenport.
tion to interfere as little as possible
with the duties of the city council and
city officials, but "any taxpayer, resi
dent or non-resident, is entitled to all
the relief which a court of equity has
the power to grant in a suit Intended
to frustrate efforts of a minority of
citizens to reverse the result of a gen
eral election by ousting the choice of
a majority when the means adopted
for that purpose include fraud, for
gery, and false official certificates."
OPES GAMBLING PERMITTED.
The successful proceedings Institut
ed by Scobey are the first of their
kind ever brought In this country. Gill
was elected on a liberal policy of law
enforcement for Seattle and when he
went into office and. designated a re
stricted district in which all kinds of
open gambling games were conducted
as in the palmiest of western days, the
Welfare league jumped into action in
an endeavor to recall him. as he re
fused to discharge his thief of police,
C. V. Wappenstein, formerly of Cin
cinnati ELECTION- SEEMED CERTAIN.
Enough signers to the recall petition
were obtained and it looked as if the
election would go through, when Sco
bey, who owns valuable realty here,
applied for an Injunction because of
the increase in taxes sure to accrue
through the holding of a special election.
CANDY MAKERS LOSE
PURE FOOD LAW FIGHT
Federal Court lief uses Injunction
Sought by Companies Which
Used Sulphur Dioxide.
Philadelphia, Pa.. Jan. 7. In an
opinion handed down yesterday the
United States district court decided
against a number of candy manufac
turers who sought to restrain the
prosecution of their customers for
selling marshmallows containing sul
It was contended by the candy
makers that the laws of this state,
which forbade the sale of candy con
taining sulphur dioxide, but permit
its presence in molasses, is unconsti
tutional and an injunction was
sought to restrain prosecutions un
The complainants averred that if
the law were enforced they would
be deprived of profits amounting to
Among the firms which asked for
the injunction were the National
Candy company. St. Louis: Robert
McKenzie company, Cleveland; Tay
lor Bros, company, Michigan and
Wuest, Paumann, Hunt & Co.,
MAIL THEFT DISCOVERED
Three Rags Taken at Frisco With
Contents Worth .0,00.
San Francisco, Jan. 7. It has be.
come known that three hags of regis
tered mail fwlth contents, valued at
$50,000, have been stolen during the
last few days in San Francisco or on
the journey across the harbor to Oak
land. The stolen sacks contained late
Christmas shipments and money or
ders, drafts, checks and currency for
warded by local banks to the east and
IS OF SMALLlMP0RTANCE
Man Who Ought to Know Talks of
the Imbroglio In Mexico.
New York, Jan. 7. .ludste Wilfley,
who "was the first jiidg of the Cnited
States court in Shanghai, China,- has
just arrived in New York from Mex
ico, where he has been for a year.
Wilfley declares the revolutionary
movement in Mexico is of small im-i
SPECIAL MUNICIPAL .
I herewith issue the following
proclamation in conformity with nix
official duties as the chief executive
of the city of Rock Island. 111., as
provided in the revised ordinances
1910, city of Rock Island, article 9,
part 12: Miscellaneous provisions,
commission form of municipal gov
ernment, entitled "An act to amend
an act entitled an act to provide for
the incorporation of cities and vil
lages," article 13, section 4. 5, 6.
You will please take notice that
at a Special election held in this city
on Jan. ?,. 1911. upon the proposi
tion, "Shall this city adopt the com
mission form of government?" the
vote was officially canvassed by the
city council on Jan. 4. 1911. result
ing in the following vote: For,
1,922; against, 1.055. This procla
mation is made conditioned upon the
validity of the enactment above re
ferred to and if such enactment is
valid same to be in full force and
effect In the city of Rock Island. 111.,
otherwise the same to be declared
null and void.
Very truly yours,
GEORGE W. McCASKRIN.
Mayor of Rock. Island, 111.
I hereby certify that the above is
a true and correct report of the
vote cast at the late election held
Jan. 3, 1911, and same is so shown
on report of the official canvass of
the city council of the city of Rock
Island. Jan. 4. 1911.
"Tea or coffee?" demanded the bus
Tie smiled benignly. "Don't tell ms;
let me smews. he whispered. Brook
Whr tha 6hoa Pinchad.
Crawford Does your conscience
trouble yon for losing that money?
Crabehaw No, bat my wife does. You
. ft was her money. Judge.
j The fewer desires the more peaci
TO UNITE PLANTS
Muscatine Phone Situation Is
Similar to That Which Pre
vails in Bock Island.
BELL CONCERN IS BUYER
Proposes to Take Over Valley Com
pany's Line and Make Improve
ments in the Service.
The Muscatine council Is considering
a proposition similar to the one pend
ing in Rock Island for the consolida
tion of the city's two phone systems.
The Iowa Telephone company, other
wise the Bell, has secured an option
on the Valley Telephone company,
which is an Independent concern serv
ing the city of Muscatine and the sur
SOLD AT RECEIVER'S SALE.
The Valley company was sold at re
ceiver's sale Nov. 26 to Charles Web
ster of Minneapolis, who appears to
have been an agent for the Bell Inter
ests. Now the council Is asked to rati
fy the sale to the Iowa company. The
latter agrees to dismantle the plant
and wires of the Valley company and
place the lines in the business district
of the city under ground, besides put
ting In an adequate switch board. City
service will be given to the farmers
who maintain their own lines up to the
city limits at $6 per year, or $3 per
year If paid In advance.
The council has taken no action as
yet on the proposition.
Cleveland Pastors Refuse to1
Throw Open Their Pulpits !
to Toledo Mayor.
OBJECT TO HIS VIEWS
Federation of Women's Clubs IThh
Kngaged Him for Ixorture and
Will Hire a Hall.
Cleveland, Jan. 7. Brand Whit
lock, mayor of Toledo, barred from
two Cleveland pulpits because of his
"too easy" ideas of social reform,
will address the Cleveland Federa
tion of Women's Clubs on Jan. IS. if
the women have to hire Gray's ar
mory. This announcement was made by
Mrs. Myron R. Vorce, chairman of
the program committee.
Rev. Robert R. Bigger of West
minster Presbyterian Church and
Rev. Dan Bradley of Pilgrim Con
gregational church have notified the
federation that Whitlock will not be
allowed to address the women from
"A force against righteousness."
was the way Whitlock was character
ized. f ill IU II OT I'HOIiltCSSM R.
Mrs. Walter S. Sapp, a member of
the federation, said in respect to the
action of the Pilgrim Congregational
"The reason is plain. Mr. Whit
lock is progressive and the members
of the church are not. We have had
several offers from thr churches
that want to open their doors for
the Whitlock lecture.
"The refusal of Rev. Dr. Bradley I
to let Mayor Whitlock speak at I'M-1
grim church is the best thing thati
ever happened to Whitiock and the!
women, because it will make them j
determined. We are going ahead j
with the lecture. We stand for'
what Mayor Wliitlo'-k represents or
we wouldn't bring him here."
OH.IKI TS TO III" UEttN.
Rev. Mr. Bradley says he has no
objection to Whitlock, the man, but
that it is to his views and ideas that
he objects. j
"I have no desire," he said, "to I
permit Whitlock to exploit his pe-!
culiar views on law enforcement and j
the open Sunday evil in my church." .
Rev. Mr. Bigger was equally ex-;
BIG FINE IN VOTE FRAUD
Judge Ulair Sets Kecord When He
Wcuhi X AcainM Farmer.
West t'nion, Ohio. Jan. 7. The hiph- !
est fine piven a vo'e seller by Judge
Blair vas inflicted yesterday when
William Grooms, who pleaded jruilty
to selling his vote for $K. was sr-nfene- j
ed to pay 1200. Grooms, who is S.I j
years old, owns 40fi acres or pooa rami
land and is reputed to be worth 'A,-
Three Shot to Death.
Omaha, Jan. 7. Walter Osgood to
day shot and killed his wife, Grare,
farally shot Ray Johnson, who attempt
ed to protect the woman, and then
killed himself. The showing resulted J
from the estrangement of Osgood ana
Two Men Freeze to Death.
Prince Rupert, B. C. Jan. 7. Robert
M. Lightner, of Soap Lake, Wash., and
M. a. Petdry, of Victoria, perished of
cold Thile crossing a glacier at the
head of Bear river several days ago.
according to information recei.ed
Princeton Woman Suicide.
Princeton, III., Jan. 7. Mrs. Har
vey Wedding swallowed poison fol
lowing a quarrel and is dead. She
had attempted suicide twice hefore
the first time on the eve of her wed
ding day because it is said her hus
band left the house without kissing
Those who have delayed buying
a heating stove or range can buy
now during our inventory sale this
week any style of heater or range
Our offer of JJ
allowance on tjJ 3
your old stove in exchange
on a new one will be con
tinued during January.
25 Discount on
Two Rooms Furnished
Complete Low as
$. rash, tl a week, $6 ca.nh,
less 25 Discount less 25
NOW IN SCEPTER
Other Part of the Great Culli
nan Diamond Adorns the
QUEEN MAY WEAR BOTH
I'hiimiuh ;iii Can lie Itetiiovctl from
Knililemg if Knipire and Worn
as a I'endanU
The two great Culiinnn diamonds
now shine dazzingly in the crown and
scepter of King George of England.
The larger, the Star of Africa, which
weighs 51(;Vi carats, hns been net In
the Lias's scepter; the smaller gem,
weighing 3 3-1G carats, finds place In
the imperial crown and on state occa
sions sparkles and burns immediately
above the ermine bnd which circles
the crown's base.
The diamonds can be removed from
the British emblems of power and
worn jointly as a pendant. Tims they
may adorn yueen Mary, who can have
the satisfaction of knowing that no
wom.iu on the civilised globe possesses
The setting of the diamonds In the
crown aud wepter and as a pendant
wan Intrusted to Messrs. Garrard, the
crown Jewelers, Indon. It was diffi
cult to prepare the scepter to receive
the Star of Africa, for the general
ornamentation of the regal bauble bad
to l.e kept intact it ha heraldic nlg
nificnice. i'iikh:mkii to king riiuaui.
The CulIInan Uiamoiid a presented
to King Edward by the South African
states, including the former Boer re
publics, as a tok-n of fxee ami re
conciliation. The price paid for It has
leen stated In various figures and as
high as $l.urf,00n. Even that sum ts
far below its theoretical value. At
great ctt the huge Mone was cut Into
two gems, which now ornament the
The stone was found by the merest
chance. The day's work at Ihe Pre
mier mine was over, nnu r renerii n i
Wells, the surface manager, was mak- !
ing bis usual round v
Glancing along one side of the deep
excavation, his eye suddenly caujfht
the gleam c.f a brilliant object far up '
on the bank. He Inst no time in
climbing up to the Fpot where lie I ad ,
noted the glint of light. He bad not
been mistaken: It was really a l-ril j
llant crystal. II tried to pull It out j
with his fingers, and as this proved
Impossible he sought to pry It out 1
with the blade of his penknife. To bis '
surprise the knife blade broke without !
causing the stone to yield. i
It gives a better Idea of the Star of
Africa's size to state that the Kohl
noor, which to the popular mind Is the
Ideal Lfg diamond." we'gbs efter sev
eral cutting Vl 1-11 carats.
The CulHnan diamond was named
after the head of the company which
owr the Premier diamond mine lu
R! IT'S COLD
Complete Home Outfits
Three Rooms Famished t'onr Itoomn FurnNhed
Complete as Low a Complete a Low as
$5 a month, if 10 cah, J.."0 a r'l,
Discount ( Ichh '." DNcount
Kourn Africa, where the rtinmonf! was
found In January, l'.M5. The orlglnnl
stone, by far the larRcst dlniuotid ever
found, weighed r.,OCl carats, or nearly
one pound six ounces avoirdupois.
At thst learned mineralogists and ex
perts on gems believe It was part of a
still larger diamond which was cloven
when a volcanic eruption hurled it
with titanic force from the molten
depths where It was formed. No bss
an exjert than Tr. George Frederick
Kuuz estimates that the original dia
mond weighed no less than fi.tKKl carats
and thnt the part of it not yet found
Is In four pieces at least.
Telling of his discovery Mr. Wells
said: "When I took a good look at th
stone stuck there In the side of the
jilt It suddenly flashed across me that
I had gone Insane -that the whole
thing was imaginary. I knew It could
not be a diamond. AH at once anoth
er solution dawned on me. Some prne
tlcnl Joker, thought I, hns planted this
huge chunk of glass here for me t
With the aid of ft larger blade of lilsj
knife be Anally succeeded In prying
out. th stone and carried It to the
mine's office. Here t was cleaned,
and, to the astonishment of $11. It was
found to have a weight of n.o'Jl carnf.
more than three times that of any oth
er diamond that hud leeii discovered.
PLOW HORSE IS PASSING.
Eight Million Acrrs Turnsd Ovar 4
Within ten years approximately
SOiio.doo acres of farm land id Ihe
United States and western f'anuda
have been taken away from the borew
and turned over to I ho steam and fuel
engine to be plowed.
Ihe farmer of Illinois, Iowa, Indi
ana and other parts of the corn belt
are tieinnlng to follow the example
set by the owners of larger farms la
the newer prairie rectioiiH.
The Improvement made within tha
last few years in the smaller tractl -it
engine using gasoline or oil have hKo
solved many of the problem presented
in Ihe "moist" district of soft soils and
small farms which the old and larger
steam traction engine could not in
OPERA .HOUSE FOR KAISER.
Finast and Mott Luxurious In World
The German emp ror. It Is said. Is
seeking a site In B'.-rlln for the erection
of the fluent opera hous In the world.
It will he a luxurious building, and
tight of Germany's leading architect
are said to he at work upon Its plans.
Three thousand ron will b nr.
commod8fed In the Auditorium, whUe
Ihe Hace will be 100 feet In width an1
ninety feet in depth, fror the use of
the royal family there will le a Imh
cspable of seating, eighty persons.
There wl!t also be spacious dressing
and retiring rooms for the use of royai
The cost of the who scheme will I
very great, to great. It Is reported. th.M
th actual sum has been wlthhvM
from the Germs n public.
AH tte ne if tte llcat Tta Argu.