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By CHARLES N. LUR1E.
"J"", HE6E are men who have de
ll served wall of th rapoblic
E The a ara men who. havto
r9bdar4 eminent services to
ttwtr country, fcve received the hiirh
at soars: f diUcotion which It la with
in ta pawar af the nation to five.
Ceagrsss. sUtten In conclave on the
wetfara of tke land and Ita peopta. haa
thsxtkxwl them men for their services.
Na Jewel, na star ar garter, na groMen
V- ,-' r'
r - -
roe or bit of silk ribbon goes with J
this exprrsjton of the somn thanks
of millions of people, but Its act-olad- j
Is f-U as deeply by its recipient as
though h!s shoulder had been touch) J
by a king's sword. It la a distinction
awarded not hy a soveri,-Ti, hut by thfc
representatives of millions of sov
ereigns. Since the foundation of this
republic only twoseore men have been
deemed worthy of the honor. The prop
osition t) accord it to Robert K. lJary
for his di.soovt-ry of the north polo re
vived Interest recently in "the thanks
Th;? honor roll of the men who have
received the thanks of conyrrsa con- j
stitutrs a "hail of fame" inoro exclu- j
si. than that emtodid in th" bronzs I
til), t'u lr tln utriil lnHMInr ) r. I
Nt-v. York. In the latter case the men
hthJ women honored have been chosen
I'..- votes of scholars and others who de
. ilc- whom the American people should
honor, and their choice is subject to
revision, by public onlnlon. In all but
By wire from E. W. Wagner tc Co,
members of Chicago Board of Trade,
tirujn. provisions, nocks, and cotton.
Ixjeu.1 office at Rock Island house. Rock
Island. 111. Cnlcago office. V8-S9-100.
Hoard of Trade. Local telephone. No.
S30ARD OF TRADE TRANSACTIONS.
Mar, 91, 91. 904, 90..
July. 8fli. 83 Vt, S"S7s.
September, S3, 89. S7T.
May, 4H. 49. 4S,. 4M:
July, 50,;, D0li, 49S. 49V, .
September. 51, 51 14, 50
May, 30 K, 3'-,. 30' 4.
July. 20, 30S. r.oi8, 30s.
September, 30. 30, 20, 30,
Stay, 17.55. 17.55. 17.40, 17.40.
Jaly. 16.75. 1C.75. 16 57. 16. .'7.
May. 9.25. 9.25, 9.15, 9.15
July. 9.15. 9.15, 9 07. 9.07.
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Pay a siy 2
You have long considered
h day a necessary dread.
Now you oaa coutider it, a,
pleasure, for the new way is
to let us boar the burden. Then
ah day id merely a matter
of gathering the soiled clothes
together. When our wages
caiis, wash day is or as far
& you are couc trued. When
the cioLLt'6 are returned they
will be spotlessly clean aud
delightfully fresh. The colors
will be bright, the buttons will
be on. there will be no rips or
Uars. WLen you consider the
vxiense of washing, the price
you pay to help, the cost of
fuel, tae disconilort and aggra
vation, you vk.il sajr our way Is
truly economical. Drop us a
postal or phone us now.
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a few Instances It taa been made the
aubjact of criticism. But the honor of
the thanks of congress has been con
ferred by the people themselves, rep
resented In their national assembly. It
ia the thanks of the assembled popu
lace acting through delegated repre
sentatives. All but Two Have Been Warriors.
The distinction of tee honor and the
high value placed upon It by Its doners
may be Inferred from the smalUteaa af
the number of m n who have rt'c-lved
it. In every cav it has been awarded,
for strvln-j the rcpuolic vvtll ixi mili
tary or civil pursuits. Naturally
enough, periia:s, as th.; services ren-
dered In warfare ure more oonsjicu
ous and iipjieal to the l.iter.t warrior in
most of us. military jriory trained the
coveted vote for the irnat majority of
the recipients. With but two excep
tions, besides the ca.se of l'eary, tne
thanks havo been rendered to men who
hae distinguished themselves in o'ie
or other of the wars of the nation. The
honor carries with It no medals, to be
worn outwardly as a mark of distino-
I 1 1 ' " 1 '
May, 9.57. 9.37. P. 4Z.
July, 9.12, 9.12, 9.02, 9 02.
THE GRAIN MARKET.
Liverpool, March 7. Wheat opene1'.
lower on American weakness and fa
vorable European crop advices and ex
.rotations of a large increase in the
Kuropean visible. Following the open
ing shorts oovennl freely and the mar
ket advanced sharply, gaining to ,
with the TrinclpaJ support In the dis
tant months. There was an improved
demand for Australian cargoes, firmer
plate offers, good demand from mills,
and Improved spot trade. The contin
ent Is bidding for carsoes arriving,
which are more firmly held. At mid
day the market was firm, -i to i high
er than yesterday.
Corn quiet and unchanged to i-s
Chicago Cash Grain.
"Wheat No. 2 r 9(7 91'.i. No. S r S7
9. No. 1 ns 9l-'a mi. No. 2 ns 97fj OX
No. 3 ns P.VTz'jx, No. 2 s 9i a 95. No. 3
J 4'lfiOI vTifi" 4.,n.m COc
No. 2 w :u31i.
No. 3 w 29'jfrr.oa4, No. 4 w 29tf SOU.
standard C0i 7 31
Corn No 2 4644. No. 2 w 461?
46. No. 2 y 464,47, No. 3 43Vifi'45.
No. S w 4.T'?7 45, No. 3 j 431'j45U.
No. 4 41VaT' 4214. No. 4 w 41 U 42'4.
No. 4 y 41li43, sgm C9'3 40. etrv
Corn and oats unchanged.
! Wheat opened lower; closed 3 to
; Ts higher.
i Corn opened higher; closM nn
j changed to higher.
j Chicago Receipts.
j Today. Contract
j Wheat 15 2
j Corn 582 4
j Oats 206 C5
i Northwest Cars,
To- Last I.,',
day. Week. Year
Minneapolis 193 141
Duluth 11 17
Wlnnlpes; 297 274
Chicago Estimates Tomorrow,
Wheat today 255. Ooo l o.OOO
Year ago 7170 44S. ()'
Corn today 1500 3; 00 -
Year ago 1 02," )0 4i'7..00J
THE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS, TUESDAY.
Hon, although on several occasions
mtdais ware voted with tha thanks,
but it confers one very hlbJy prised
privilege on the recipient. That la tha
right to the privileges of the floar of
the senate and the house of representa
tives, an honor granted otherwise only
to ambassadors and ministers of for
eign nations, governors and members
of the highest legiaiatlve bodies of for
Though to only forty men have come
America,9? E,jc c Izii-V e Hall of Fame
the glory of the thanks of congress, to
Home of them it lias convi more than
once. Two of them stand cut pre
eininei.t amohjr their fellows as hav-
j inif hPen thanked three times by the
national lawmakers. '1 hey are uen
( ral I'.achary Taylor, commander of
(he army in the war with Mexico and
later president of the United States,
at; 1 Admiral l'avid Dixon Porter, who
'llsririguished himself so greatly In
command of Union fleets during the
The names of two civilians are ln-
scribed on this national roll of honor,
One of them Is no less a personage
Corn receipts cars. Cash market
ta. changed to 'i higher.
I Oas receipts 6 cars. Cash market
St. Louis Cash.
Opening cf Market.
Hogs 15.000. .eft over 3.900.
Heady at yesterday's average.
6.S5T7 25, good 6.95ft 7.20, rough C.'ofj.
6.90, light 6.95W7.30.
Cattle 4.000; steady to strong.
Sheep 14.000; steady.
Nine O'clock Market.
Hogs tomorrow 29,000, cattle 16.000.
Hogs shade higher than yesterday's
average. Light 7.00ft 7.35. rough 6. SO
frfi.95, mixed 7.00Q7.30, heavy T.OOfjC
7.25. pigs 6.755 7.15, bulk 7.007.20.
Sheep strong to 0c higher.
lieeves 5.00 f.. 90, cows 2.65(f? 6.00.
stockers 4.25f?5 90, Texans 4.95 5.S5.
calves 7.25fi s.25.
Siieep 2.60(f?4.40. lambs 4.656.40.
Close of Market.
Hogs closed wfak to shade lower
than early and unchanged fmm yes
terday's close. Mixed fi-Soft 7.25, good
6 95-57.20, rough C.75&CS5, light 7.00
Western Live Stock.
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep.
Kansas City 12.0o0 9.000 12,000
OmaJia 10,f00 7.S00 12,000
St. Louis 11,500
Hogs. Cattle Sheep.
Chicago 29,000 16,000 20,000
NEW YORK STOCKS.
New York. March 7. Following are
the quotations on the market today:
U. S. Steel preferred .
1. S. Steel common ..
Rock Island common .
New York Central
Louisville &. Nashville
Chesapeake & Ot:o ...
. .115 V).
. . 567,
than Corn eM ds Vandvrbllt. tha first fa
mous financier of tha name, who is
knewn also as Commodore Vanderbllt.
He saw no naval service, bnt lie served
his country well on the water by giv
ing to the Union causa In its hour of
need a steamer which had cost him
$0.0v. For this he received the thaaks
of congress in a joist resolution pass
ed Jan. M, 1864. It was a patriotic
deed and worthy of the recognition of
the nation, bat it may be remarked in
passing that $800,000 was much more
money In 1S64 than It is in 1911.
Tha ks of Congress For Sea Rescues.
The other nonmilltary man who has
received the highest mark of national
gratitude was Captain B. Gleadell of
the steamer Atlantic. In 1S74 he was
honored by congress for saving the
crew of the brlgantine Scotland of
Fort land. Me., during a storm la mid
ocean. Pour presidents of the United States
fifrure on the list. They are Andrew
Jackson. William Henry Harrlaon.
Zachary Taylor and Ulysses S. Grant.
Hesplte his great services to the Union
Brooklyn Rapid Transit 7SV,
lialtimoio & Ohio 10:i'S
St. I'aul 120V.
Lehigh Valley 172?;
Republic Steel common 33
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
March 7. Following are the quota
tions on the local mnrl.et today:
Live Poultry Old hens, 10c; springs
16c pound; ducks, ISc pound; geese,
10c pound; turkeys lSc pound.
Fresh eggs, 19c.
Potatoes, per bushel, 65c.
Butter, dairy 24c; creamery 2Cc.
Feed and Fuel.
Corn, rer bushel, SOc.
Forage Timothy hay, $15 to $16;
Clover hay, $15.
Wood $4.50 per load.
Coal Lump, per bushel, 15c; slack,
Sales on Market square in last 21
hours up to noon today:
Oats, two loads at 32c.
Corn, four loads a' 50c.
Hay, two loads at $15.
why let your blood be
come clocked witlj the
poisonoos waste mate
rial ;f the trrly. when
Clover Ext act will o pur-.ty
tie blood ana regrulate tee
bowels an 1 k.uneys tsat
fie syntem will be In bet
ter conction to ocrabat
diaease before It be
comes serious, rleed
kara Extract 1 Dot a pzlrnl msdictnr. but a pure,
wholesome berb reaiedy ircm Nature's Own
t .rehouae prepared in a aclentiiic and practl
ai manner. W'e have a booklet Uecnbintf tha
Extract more fuliy. It contains lettsr from
tiiany whr have received bereft by fis use. A
po ital win bnnir it to you without delay. Krnd
0S7. Ait your d.-ut'i!st for Naedkaxa'a Extract.
D. NEEDHAXrS SONS
Lakeside Biuidios Caica.riL
One hundred fl00) dollars a week
profit. Kstriblisri-i buninesi. Rirknoi
au5e of sale. JvSft b- it. Harrison
F't i'imfny. Firft National
lixui. Luiidwm. La tt-port, Iowa.
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MARCH 7. 1911.
cause, the last named was thanked by
congress only once, but it is believed
that a second vote would have added
Its luster to his fame if the death of
President TJncoln. following so closely
apon the ending of the great war, had
not thrown affairs at the national capi
tal into much confusion.
The first of our wars to call forth
this expression of the people's grati
tude was the "little war- with Trip
oli, whan Uncle Sam taught the pl-
rates of the Barbary coast that inter
fering with American commerce was
dangerous business. The man thanked
was Commodore Kdward Preble, the
hero of "the most gallant attacks that
are recorded in naval history," ac
cording to one authority.
Coming down to the war of 1812, the
second war with Great Britain, we run
across a curious fact. It is well
known that In that struggle almost all
the honors were won by the navy, the
fighting on land redounding very little,
if at all, to the credit of American
arms. Yet we find no fewer than five
army znec who served in the war re-
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HilltCAST FOK ROCK ISLutXTl, I. K.VPOKT. Mdl.lXK AMI VICINITY.
Cloudy tonight and Wednesday, moderate temperature. The lowest temperature toni;,
will be above the freezing point.
An area if relatively low preBoure
that covers the lower Missouri, mi'l-
dle Mississippi and Ohio valleys is at
tended by precipitation in those eec
tiona and the country as far eastward
as the middle Atlantic and Now En
gland Btate. A low of deeidf d Inten
sity is central over British Columbia
and rain or snow has fallen on the Pa
cific coast and in the southern portion
of the Rocky mountain region, while
higher temperatures are reported
from the northern Rocky mountain
sections. A rainfall of 1.5s Inches
haa occurred at San Francitsco. Ie
cidedly high pressures prevail frorn
the north Atlantic coast westward to
the lake region. The eastward move
ment of these conditions will he at
tended by continued cloudy weather
and moderate temperature In this vi
cinity tonight and Wednesday.
4S hours a fallin
During the next
by Cong re
celved votes of thanks from congress,
while only two navy men were thus
distinguished. It seems that army In
fluence must have predominated at
Washington In those days when it is
observed that Oenerals Andrew Jack
son. WUHam Henry Harrison. Jacob
Brown, E. P. Gaines and Alexander1
Maoomfe received the thanks of con
gress, while of their brother warriors
en the sea only Captains Oliver Hazard
Perry and Thomas Maodenough were
thua distinguished. None of America's
famous deep sea actions in that war
called out the highest mark of honor.
Perry received hla vote for his work
on Lake Erie, while Macdonough re
ceived his for his fight against the
British on Lake Cham plain.
Three men were thanked by congress
for their leadership of American
armies in the Mexican war. They were
Generals Wlnfleld Scott. Zachary Tay
lor and John B. Wool. Of all the reso
lutions in which the lawmakers voiced
their sense of gratitude none was
more fulsome than that in which Gen
eral Scott was named.
The Case of Lieutenant Colonel Bailey.
Naturally enough the gigantic war
between the north and the south, with
Its abounding acts of heroism and
brave leadership, called forth numer
ous expressions of thanks by the Union
congress. Most of the great command
ers of the northern armies received
this mark of distinction In addition to
the other honors which accrued to
them. The list includes twelve major
generals and one lieutenant colonel.
The generals were Grant. Sherman.
Sheridan, Thomas, Meade, Hancock.
Howard. Burnslde, Hooker, Banks,
Rosecrans and Lyon. The lieutenant
colonel was Joseph Bailey, a well
known figure of the civil war period,
whose star has been partially eclipsed
by others In these latter days. He was
a farmer who entered the military
service in July, 1861. as captain In the
Fourth Wisconsin Infantry. He had
only a common school education, but
In the course of the war he displayed
such great engineering ability that he
U S. Department of AjTTiciiUurc
WILUS L. MOORE. Clud
Mi8siHsipii will continue from lu-low.
Dubuque to Muscatine.
Flood Hpt. Chan, j
Blag;. 7 a in. 21 hrs.
Dubuque IS 2 K '
Davenport 15 2 0 - 2 !
Iw High Pr'eip
last yes- 21hrs.
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Atlantic City 26 4') .)
Boston lt '.' t .is
Buffalo l' 2 4 i'i
Denver 22 T,t .')
Jacksonville IH f-2 M
Kansas City 3S S2 .S j
New Orleans f,D h' . i
New York city 22 2? .
St Iui 40 52 .r,r,
St. Paul 30 34 .00
San Diego 14 C2
?an Francisco 48 10 l.O.s
rose to the rank of general and was
considered one of the ablest engineers
in the Union army, surpassing West
Pointers equipped with all the train
ing which that vplendld school of en
gineers could give. In February. 104.
IJeutrnant Colonel rtally had the op
portunity to display his skill In "one
of the most brilliant feats ever ac
complished In military engineering.
It was the building of a grest dam te
control the waters of the lied river.
which had fallen after the Union fleet
of ten gunboats and thirty transport 4
had passed above the rivers rapid.
Although experienced military engi
neers soofTod openly at the plan of th-
"Wisconsin farmer." the leaders of th
army gave him a free h.irvl. and li
saved the ships. Recognition of bis
great feat was prompt. He wss brc
vetted brigadier gcner.il stid w i pro
moted to the rar.k of colonel, mid ttr
officers of the Meet mv1 by his Intui
tive engineering n!tlll presented to hmi
a sword and a pure of t3.100. Litter h-
received the formal thanks of con
gress. The navy officers f the civil war
who were thanked by cohere wre;
Admirals Ittd !. rarrarit (twii").
David P. Porter thr.-c time."). 1 t--.tr
Admirals Sll:is N. St ring ham. Commo
dores. Cailwalluder Ktiu.roM iiti-I
Charles Henry Ials. Ciptalns Jli;i
A. Wlnslow. John Hod) St- pln n C
Rowan. Samuel K. du Pont. Andrew II.
Foote (twice), I-oiil M. Goldsboroiish.
Commander John L. Worden (twice)
and Lieutenant William H. t'tiKhltm.
Our little brush with Spain, thirteen
years ago, called for only on)- -presslon
of iiutiorial gratitude In the
opinion of congress. That wim re
served for Commodore (lster Admiral)
George Pewey for lit services In tha
war and his victory at Manila. Neither
SampMon nor ichley received ths.
thanks of congress, but In a former
year Schley figured In connection with
this method of reward. it was pro
posed to think him formally for his
rescue of the Grecly party In the arc
tic, but th vote of thinks was defile 1
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