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THE ROCK TSLiAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 1911.
Daily United States Weather Map
II S. Department of Agriculture.
WEATHER BUREAU .
WILLIS L. MOORE. Cluei VO
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Baltimore & Ohio 1064
St. Paul 121H
t rty; claalr. (g)rais. ()-. Q fpart, m1a
mmtTttktkl9d. FliW Acnr. minimum uuuiiifWM
H.KfccAsf lOK ROCK ISLAND. DAVENPORT. MOLIXE AXD VICINITY.
Cloudy and probably unsettled tonight and Thursday, not much change in temperature.
The temperature tonight will be near the freezing point.
Lehigh Valley 174
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
April S. Following are the quota
tions on the local market today: '
Live Poultry Old hens, 10c; springs
16c pound: ducks. ISc pound: geese,
lCc pound; turaeys ISc pound.
Fresh eggs, 17c
Potatoes, per bushel, snc.
Butter, dairy 24c; creamery 26c.
Feed and Fuel.
Corn, per bushel, 53c.
Forage Timothy hay, (14 to ?1C;
Clover hay, $15.
Coal Lump, , per bushel, 15c; Black.
Wood $4.50 per load.
CIVILIANS ARE PROBING
THE UNITED STATES NAVY.
Th" southwestern storm has moved
riorheaEtward to tipper Michigan,
thourh a HTcndiry low of considera
ble intensity remains over eastern
Colorado. As a rerult of these dis
turbances, rain or snow has azain oc
curred frorr, the r&cific coast and the
Rocky mountain stales to The north
A'lanti" unctions. At Knoxville,
Tenr... and Montgomery, Ala., the
rainfall amounted to 1.90 inches and
1.C2 inches, respectively. While it re
mains cold in Alberta, Saskatchewan
end Montana, a decided rise in tem
perature is occurring in Alberta. On
account of the storm center over Col
orado, cloudy and probably unsettled
weather is indicated for this vicinity
tonight and Thursday. No important
change is temperature is looked for.
4R hours slowly rising
Mississippi will prevail
Dubuque to Muscatine.
St. Paul 14
Red Wing 14
TCeeds Landing ... 12
Prairie du Chien.. IS
St. Louis 30
City 44 42
, SS 32
River Forecast: During the next Buffalo 42
Rock Is'.and 36
Xew Orleans . .
New York city
St. Louis 70
St. Paul 34
San Diego 65
San Francisco 56
Washington, D. C. 42
Yellowstone Park . . .
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Prompt relief in all cases of throat
and lung trouble if you use Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy. Pleasant to
take, soothing and healing in effect.
Sold by all druggists.
Today's Market Quotations
IBy wire from E. W. Wagner & Co.. .
members of Chicago Hoard of Trade. !
Grain, provision, storks, and cotton. :
Loi-ai oflirea at Rr-lc Islanrf house. Rock
Island. 111. ChK-ago "ffloe. 98-99-l0. j
Bfard of Trade. Local telephone. No.
BOARD OF TRADE TRANSACTIONS, i
May, K5, 86 i. 85. SC'i.
July. 85. 86. S5, 85"g.
September. 85, So5, 86U. :
May. 47. 48H. 47'i. 477.
July, 49. 49. 49... 49g.
September, 50ij,. 51, SO1, 50?4. j
May, 30';. 30. 30i4, 30Vi. !
July. V, 30-s. 30. 304. j
September. Sf7. 30, 30, 30"4.
May, 15.00, 15.20. 14.97. 15.20.
July, 14.80. 14.95. 14.70, 14.90.
May. S.02, 8.05, 7.92. 8.07. .
July, 8.10, 8.15. 8.02, 8.15.
September, S.io, 8.17, S.05, 8.17.
May. 8.42, 8.55. S.4 s.52.
July, 8.15. 8.20. 8.07. 8.15.
September, 8.00, 807, 7.97, 8.07.
To- Last Last
day. Week. Year
Three Engineers Will Suggest More
The United States navy Is In the
hands of three Philadelphia civilians
after April 1 for an indefinite period.
These three men are to go through the
navy department in every detail and
place its administration on a more effi
cient and economic basis.
Charles Day of Dodge & Day, Har
rington Emerson of the Emerson En
gineerlng company and H. L. Gantt,
three of the leading efficiency engineers
of the United States, are the men.
The Investigation of the manner In
which the navy is being conducted, of
the work done in navy yards and the
general system of operation is the out
come of the declaration of Attorney
Brandeis, one of the chief counsel rep
resenting the shippers during the re
cent railroad rate hearings. He de
clared then that there is no need of
an increase in rates, saying that any
railroad could make its system pay
with more efficient and economical
This statement ajoused the govern
ment, and immediately steps -were tak
en to investigate the navy and, if pos
sible, place it on a more efficient work
ing basis. The government selected
the Philadelphians for the work be
cause of the character of their experi
ence. They will go to sea with the
big battleships and see how they are
manipulated. They will learn how the
men fire the engines and try to note
waste and inefficiency. Later they
will return to the navy yard.s and be
gin their work of investigating there.
Each of the three men will have so
Lack of Pood Creates Terrify
ing Conditions in Anhui
A MISSIONARY'S LETTER
Starving Hordes Tear Bark From
Trees and Eat It Help Most
Come From Outside.
Minneapolis 147 150
1 Duluth 31 14
GRAIN MARKET. j Winnipeg 121 150 1102
Liverpool Grain. j Chicago Estimates Tomorrow.
Liverpool. April 5. Wheat opened j -heat 30
higher and further advanced with j Corn 310
fhorts excited and offerings light fol- J Oats , ..1S
Iomph Riivinr BtiTrmintprt hv thp ' Primary Movement.
improved American cables yesterday
snd the continued good demand from
the continent and the strength in
144 I many yards to investignte and report
51 i upon, and in every detail they will
Paris. Thre was further speculative
buying on the apparent general tight
ening up of offers, and Australian and
1 A ' a 1 iirua.t ...... uij. , J
Year 'ago l'57.000
Corn today 767.000
Year ago 901,000
! Argentine offers were more firmly held
Advices from Germany continue unfa
i vorahle and the
; there as well as in
Opening of Market.
Saved His Mother's Life.
"Four doctors had given me up,"
writes Mrs. Laura Gaines of Avoca,
La., "and my children and all my
friends were looking for me to die,
when my eon insisted that I use Elec
tric Rittprs I Hid ro and thev have
.1 1 J . M . .111 - 1
gog'nQ j ways praise them." Electric Bitters is
la priceless' blessing to women troubled
j with fainting and dizzy spells, back-
! ache, headache, weakness, debility,
Pathetic details of the sufferings
from famine in Anhui and other prov
inces of China reach the mission
boards In every mall. In a letter to the
board of foreign missions of the Pres
byterian church the Be v. Thomas Car
ter, a missionary stationed at Hwal
yuen, in Anhui province, writes:
"I never really knew what the Lord's
Prayer meant until today. We came
to a village where some Christians
gathered for 'worship. To bear that
company of men say 'Give us this day
our daily bread' had a strange sound
when we knew that not one of them
had so much as seen bread for many
a day unless you call pressed sweet
potato vines bread. Somehow that
prayer must be answered. We cannot
let these people starve,
A million persons In the region Just
north of his station, the Rev. Mr. Car
ter says, will die of starvation before
summer unless help comes from out
side. He adds:
Wheat Field's Flooded.
"It Is only as we look closely and
ask questions that we find out the
real state of affairs. We look at the
fields that looked so prosperous with
the winter wheat and we realize that
those fields were all under water last
summer, the fields of over 2,000,000
people, and that the wheat that we
see will not be ready until June, and
before that time, unless help comes,
the larger part of the people that
planted the wheat will be beyond us
"And now we look again at the peo
ple who had come down to meet us
with their full rice bowls in the bowls
there is no rice. The bowls contain
chiefly hot water and some weeds
gathered from the fields mixed with
a few grains of precious wheat
bought with the relief money just
given by the government, relief that
amounts to about 3 cents gold, given
only to the very poorest that is, to
about half of the population.
"This is something of what famine
means now. What It is going to mean
soon we scarcely dare to think, for
it Is still five months before wheat
harvest. Already in many places the
bark is taken from the trees and
verv cold Iweaiher I Hogs 21,000. Left over 2.400. Open-! constipation or kidney disorders. Use
I . e,T . j . , ithem and gain new health, strength
n the Lnited King- j ed steady at yesterdays prices. Mixed ; and vigor TheJ,re to 8at.
j dom caused much support. During the ; C.156.70, good 6.356.50, rough 6.00
6.20, light 6.4096.80.
Cattle 14,000; steady to 10c higher.
Sheep 15,000; strong.
Nine O'clock Market.
Has the biggest stock of new
and second hand goods in the
city. Five large floors and all
full of goods. He is doing the
business in second hand goods
and sells the cheapest.
Goods Sold on Easy
Stop and look over my stock
of trunks, suitcases and all
kinds of goods and get my
prices. I buy, trade or. sell
anything of value. If you have
any goods to buy or sell call
me up and you will have
DEALER IX XEW AXD SEC
OND HAXD GOODS.
1505 Second Avenue.
Old phone 1007. Xew 5204.
morning tnere was free realizing as
i shorts became satisfied and most of
' the advance was lost, and at 1:30 p. m.
j the market was higher to V lower
3 than yesterday and s higher than Mon- j
Corn was firm on favorable weather
j in America and a good spot trade caus-
ed shcrts to cover. At 1:30 p. m. the M0njay
u-mnri wan iiigntr man jesirruaj
; and 7 higher than Monday.
Wheat No. 2 r 85(S,S6it, No. 3 r
i Oats No. 2 3OV4031. No. 2 w 32J?
No. 3 w 304 31 1. No. 4 w S0
31. standard 31HQ32.
j Corn No. 2 47Vi474, No. 2 w 471;
1 g47H. No. 2 y 474SVi, No. 3 46
46. No. 3 w 46'4M6&4. No. 3 y 463
47,4. No. 4 44345. No. 4 w 44043.
No. 4 y 444 45';, sgm 4042, sgy
iffy or money refunded,
at all druggists.
Only 50 cents 1
j Never Out cf Work.
i The busiest little things ever made
( t,stimatea nogs .tomorrow 19,000, cat-1 are ur. iving s rev. uie r-uis. tivery
tie 5,000, sheep 8,000. j pill is a sugar-coated globule of health.
Hog market 5c higher than yester- j that changes weakness into strength,
day's average and unchanged from ! languor into energy, brain-fag into men-
Light 6.406.S5, rough 6.00 ' tal power; curing constipation, head-
6.20, mixed 6.25-f?6.75. heavy 6.255J; ache, chills, dyspepsia, malaria. Only
C.50, pigs 6.40'e.85. bulk 6.306.50.
BIG DAM NEARLY FINISHED.
Belle Fourche Project Is World's Lar
gest Earthen Embankment.
The big Belle Fourche irrigation
dam In South Dakota, which is the
largest earth embankment in the
world, is nearing completion. Con
struction of the project wns author
ized by congress on May 10, 1904. at
a cost of $3,000,000.
From on engineering standpoint the
Belle Fourche project is one of the
most interesting which the govern
ment has yet undertaken. Its prin
cipal structure is the earthen dam.
This wonderful dike, which closes the
lowest depressions in the rim of a nat
ural basin, is C.200 feet long, 20 feet
wide on top and 115 feet high in the
The Inside face of this structure,
which has a slope of two to one, will
be protected from wave and Ice action
by two feet of screened gravel, on
which will be placed concrete blocks,
each 4 by 6 feet and 8 Inches thick.
The cubical contents of this dike will
be 42,700.000 cubic feet, or about half
of the famous pyramid of Cheops.
The reservoir created by this dam will
cover about 9,000 acres and will be
the largest lake in the state.
Allen. Mvers & Company
Heating & Plumbing
Repair Work Promptly Attended
Telephone, West 18.
When you carry it abont with yon.
But there is economy, safety and satisfaction tn putting it away
in a safe and. sound savings bank. The large capital and conser
vative management of this good strong bank is a guarantee that
your deposit is always safe,
4 Interest Paid on Savings
Rock Island Savings
1721 Second Ave.
Rock Island, III.
H. S. Cable, pres.; H. P. Hull, pres.; P. Greenawalt, cashier;
A. L. Lindstrom and H. E. Sudlow, assistant cashiers.
Capital .. J5l2tO.OM).oO
Undivided profits 9011.000.00
leposits, over $2,500,t;G0.i0
(Continued from Page Seven.)
Market steady to 10c
Wheat opened T higher; losed 1
to 1U up.
Corn opened higher; closed to
Wheat 3S 7
Corn 242 16
Beeves 3.2036.90, cows 2.65(26.00.
Istockers 4 2095.85, Texans 4.303.60,
Sheep steady; 3.005.40, lambs 5.00
Close of Market.
Hogs closed 5c to 10c higher Mixed
G.25(g6.80. good 6.356.55, rough G.05
-36.25, light 6.45 6.90.
Cattle 10c higher.
Fertilize and Seed Your
8 Lawn JNow
Extra fine grass seed, 30c per pound.
This seed is our own mixture, and is the best obtainable.
All Soluble Lawn Fertilizer
$2.50 for 126 pound bag. sufficient for 6,000 square feet. This
fertiiiier Is particularly adapted for restoring old worn out lawns,
as well as starting new ones.
Phone your orders for trees, shrubs and plants.
Planting orders attended to in seasons.
Fifteenth Street and Third Avenue, MoEne, I1L
Phone East 1188. Over State Bank.
Western Live Stock.
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep
Kansas City 15.000 9,000 11,000
Omaha 9,400 4,200 4,600
St. Louis 8,000
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep
Chicago 19,000 5,000 8,000
The Old Reliable
J. P. Williamson's new and 2d
hand store has returned to Rock Is
land and will be conducted under
the firm name of Carney A 'Thomp
son. It rues Just the same as "J.
P." used to run it We will pay
more for your goods and sell cheaper
than anyone else.
CARNEY & THOMPSON
WE STORE GOODS.
Old Phone 1688. 1525 Second Ave.
Rock Inland. I1L
NEW YORK STOCKS. j
New York, April 5. Following are'
the quotations on the market today:
Gas 145 !
Union Pacific 177H j
U. S. Steel preferred 119
U. S. Steel common 77 u !
i Reading 155 ,
j Rock Island preferred 60 !
Rock Island common 29' i ;
Southern Pacific llC'4
- " & wuiiM ..... ........ xud
" .... ........... 4Vfg i
Great Northern 1977- !
Northern Pacific 125
Smelters 74 1
Canadian Pacific 225
Illinois Central 138 H !)'
Pennsylvania 125-w Jl
Chesapeake & Ohio
Brooklyn Rapid Transit
.. 30 i
Have your suit -and over
coat steam cleaned and press
ed for $1.25. We have Just
installed the latest devised
steam and French dry cleaner.
Suits pressed while you
We do not call for or de
liver goods, for thla reason we
offer low prices and best work.
Hats Cleaned and Blocked J
C. D. HERAS
Diarrhoea should be cured without
loss of time and by medicine which
like Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy not only
cures promptly but produces no un
pleasant after effects. It never fails
and is pleasant and safe to take.
Sold by all druggists.
police and ambulance fund be de-;
posited with the city treasurer to!
be used for the purpose for which 1
it was raised. Adopted. I
Alderman Holzhammer presented
a resolution that the street light at
Fourth avenue and Fifth street be
removed to Fourth avenue and Scv-i
! enth street. Adopted.
j city engineer and city attorney file
a written report relative to tne lo
cation of the Moline Plow company's .
1 fence on Forty-fifth street. Car-;
Alderman McNealy moved that,
when the council adjourn it be to
next Monday evening. Carried. i
Alderman Leaf offered a resolu-j
tion that the clerk be requested to ;
notify the Rock Island and Burling-;
ton railways to construct walks be
tween Fifth and Railroad avenues on
the west side of Forty-third street :
and the east side of Forty-fourth
street within 3 0 days. Adopted.
AMennnn McNValy moved tlmt t!.
Unioii Klectric Telephone & TeV
grarh company be unified to !e re; -resented
at the meeting next Mon
day evening. Carried.
Adjourned on motion of Alderman
M. T. Rl J)C;Ui;.. City ( W-rk.
I hereby certify that the forego
ing is a true and complete record i;f
the of the city cotincl
of Rock Island, III., at a nieetim;
held March I.
ROV A. si:,rs.
Rat and Roach Pasta
I to exterminate rati. tnlo. corkronckes.
' wsterbusii. etc. Heady Xor use. iletltr
Money back if il t iU.
25c and 11.00. bold everywhere.
STEARNS ELECTRIC PASTE COMChloago,lll.
All the news all the time The Argus.
Prof. 0. F. Slater
will continue to
conduct a dancing
school every Fri
day evening at the
Elks' hall until .
Rates, 50c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50
Steam Heat and Electric Light
1817-1819 Second Avenue
C OCOC OCOO C'OOOCt OCCOCOOC OO DC C )
1928 Foorth Avenue
Old Phone "44-Y.
Horses Bought & Sold
Express Service and Hauling of
C. H. TH0RNHILL
318 22d St. Phone W. 981
Money to Loan
ON HOUSEHOLD GOODS LIVE STOCK, ETC A caU
will convince you that our TERMS and RATES are
Reliable Loan Co.
1805V2 Second Avenue, Old Phone 1008.