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THE ROCK ISUAXD ARGUS, SATURDAY, JULY 8, 1911.
Cold Air Forced Into Both
Chancers Thronh Vents.
, Marble Baths
Ice Water and Lemonade
Popular How Certain
Members Fight Heat
ooo 1 1
YT TTOW to km eooT yrtlffbt nrorv
erij -be the dele of a bill be
" fore eJttwr the boose or the
' senate these s amine r days.
pudglng frotn the attention paid the
(eabject . fcy homesick sepreeentatlves
jof thepeopJe assembled tmder the big
rwtitee dome. Flguratleely congress
as whwr Ictric out certain and sundry
(liiecea of legislation wHh one hand
tandvipiag its perspiring" brww with
the" other and swearing - softly and
weetiy urxlpr Its breath at the nn
'kind lte that keeps it lashed to the
oast -when It might be at play where
the eoot winds Wow and the waters
woand then- tommr eyxnpJtkofiy..
So congress has gone aBwlduuualy
about the business of keeping eooL
Hy the desh of each representative
nd senator, .for luMt&nce, and la oth
er parts of the chambers are small
.enta thrcrcgh which cold air la forced
ty huge electric fans In the basement.
'At the same tine the hot air la drawn
Bp end expel 'cd through the ceding.
On all nearly eight acres of bailrltng
are eoolofl. n this fashion. Always the
tempers rare' within is from 0 to 8 de
crees rooter than on the outside
'. lee water and lemonade am tite pop
ular beverages, the senate- alone using
a raQufel The bnge fan receiving-this
air Is twelve feet In diameter and re
volves lOS times a minute, hoi ding 86,
000 cable feet of sir la each such In
terval. This air Is forced Into the floor
of the house through gratings ta the
legs of the members' desks and, where
the floor Is elevated, through bronze
registers. Seven hundred and eighty
five square feet of each openings are
found on thta floor.
Hanging In the fan room is an elec
trical tester which can be read la the
chief engineer's room by. pressing a
button. A hygrometer registers the
humidity of the air and Is also closely
watched by those who have this -feature
of keeping congress cool as their
Another fan draws from -this -same
duct and supp&ea air. to the corridors
and committee rooma-cf the cs&ttoi.
the air pe sstng thr ocgnt. Auls bcrted to.
the vralis Oke chimneys . so that one
room may be kept cooler than another
If desired. In this manner, eight acres
of floor svrface are cooled. :
Same Method la Senate.
Precisely the same method of reduc
ing the temperature Is used In the sen
ate, with. the difference that the air Is
f. $l ' ,V " 'St-r- 1
some 4X00 pounds of Ice per day,
(while the total dally consumption In
(the entire capltol snd both office buiW
ings is said to be ever four tons. The
- senate exfends the modest sum oi
t$30,000 for Its favorite brands of nnn
ral waters, but the bouse frowns
Lowa on such estravagance and wets
; Ita parched throat with wster from
the broad bosom of the Potomac.
Down In the baaeaients of tho offlce
building of both bouses of congress
are costly batbs, wbre Swedish.
Turkish or )at plain American soap
end water baths can be had st any
tiour. Tbey sre built entirely of mar
ble. Frequently on a particularly bu-
mid day on representative and sena
tor after anotner will slip away from
the atmosphere whlrb remains close
ilespHe the sir vents und indulge In a
Jtur.r.lnp from both house and sen
ete to ttiflr rwpmlve office buildings
drawn from" a grotto "near by In the
eapitof-jrrbunds. The suction fans are
similar, snd the air Is likewise distrib
uted through the subway and various
i'foTrtere on the representatives aide
Is there a spot as cool on a hot day as
the marble room of the senate. Borne
of the ofildals of the sergeant-at-arms'
offlce. however, declare the statement
is merely an excuse members have for
coming over there and drinking the
senatorial lemonade. But In another
yeir the chances are ths wearers of
the toga will be returning these calls,
for the house is to nave an ultra mod
ern plant for keplng itself individ
ually and collectively cool. Last win
ter an appropriation of 130,000 was
made for this purjose.
There are 825 occupied commit fee
rvijjs in tbe house oflJce building and
numerous other special rooms for the
holding of meetings. In each of these
ore subways libtd by electrlcltyand j st least one and sometimes three else
Iared rlffc n;b.nlf. j trie fans buia all day long In an effort
" SouthWT--t of the capital bnlldlnj; snd to sfmnlate ocean brreics. In the
Just outside the grot-inl there In u pic- j rlojikroom there are as many as can be
turespie irrnnlto tower r.lout thirty convrtik-ntly placed for sctin. The
feet tall. Within ti ls tower connects s:)ker's lobby has its quota, and
with a Iodb unrterroutid tube or tuu- ery cotnuilttee room of the capltol
Hel that ruus to the but)lnseuiut un
d.T tb hoast- sld of the cnpltol. The
Ir.dlrect radiation I'.; are eventy
Ce fcr iu siva. liml tlie nlr Mow
Vrougii tLeui nt the rtue ; 700 feet
building, the restaurants and some of
the hallways are similarly equipped.
In the Ren-tto ofttoe l afidlBg eaeh sena
tor has two roota, so the total of fans
u.td thore U cuoriiiou. and what U
Woman's Safe Step to Better Looks
i not ltriu to find. If ycur eyes are dull if yeur tkia Is B5!w, &t flf
ccni;.l ii'-ia mudtiyi If jou h&vti no rus io your HiuuLc. nf bei
W.t it t -;vr.i-ti-. l3iit lk hnnaful fifuirs, Got fftxl fi?h M-t 3 ywj
vcia, oud then you wtil lio tuo bright iuok and charm f fsfta:t bti,
nra wcnder'l shis to w ofeeH hud weetAQ loks, If your blaed is poos -if
you ur itUt, vt-z-Jt od Efe o tt jwif eUttLaca aad (nie
,ijv4!Ci au4 vluniatiHS ure tUu cfriisa,
C iJbeS Fills verrart fiulU, Tlifj,- win te gJ fi:-
tidi UP4 ili8 kidneys and nutir UtH U hta'if pui Jyf.tj
-to UTt ifj-makiiiK. bouty-it)tJr biaml. In i fruv mu4 sur.Hus
tA.H,'j 9tt wi4 tltui tJUst fur 0ki hcadtk cU jfoud iA,k&, bvtkaia' f liijj
WiH Show the Right Way
ISc ud tS.
costs to run an of them Is not gtrtm.
out for ptibUcatSoa.
In every committee room, in every
private office, ta the halfway of the
capltol. In tbe office of eacn employee
and In the cloakrooms of both bouse
and senate there are water cootexa al
ways filled with, dear cold water. For
the Ice used In these receptacles and m
the Louse restaurant the dally pur
chase, according to one of the employ
ees, averages four tons In hot weather.
But as this warm weather necessity Is
purchased at a wholesale rate of $&20
per ton the entire amount only totals
slightly more than $20 a day.
Tienio Lemonade Free.
There Is nothing else left to drink
bnt lemonade In the cloakroom of
the house for more than twenty years
a colored man known by his last-name
to every member has dispensed this
picnic concoction to thirsty representa
He stirs up his lenaosv-ynfee, . segar.
cracked Ice and water after a recipe
an hi own. Epicures oo lemonade de
clare It just right never too sweet
cor too add cor even soggsetive of
having been diluted.
The old man dispenses Ms eoattng
ertoks gratis. Nothing to- aSowed ta
be sold ta tha cloakroom. ButXbot
every post and then a.,memttera band
has an- Instinctive . babitor straying
first, -to il loose change pocket and
ten . toward this 'diapensar of lemon
ada, V apples, t pajtanaa .. and . -whatever
fruit la eesXts: eaten amTtn-eeaaon.
Thirry i thousand dollars a year Is
the estimated earn spent by -the senate
for mineral waters and apoIHnaxia,
During the preceding session such a
Curry-was made over this Item that
the water supply has been cut down
considerably. For nmuaer use the sta
tistics given out showed 1O0 splits of
apolUnarls m the doakrooras a day,
about 200 big bottles of mineral water
In the restaurant and committee rooms
and about 1S2 bottles In the senate of
fice building- Besides, when a sena
tor expresses a special wish for a cer
tain water bottled In bis state It is
furnished him, or perhaps he believes
that some special' brand has a pecul
iarly cooHng effect upon his tempera
ture, and this la also procured.
How They Keep CooL
Where the general resources end and
tbe congressman has to Individually
think ap ways and means to avoid the
heat a great divergence of habits la
apparent. Through long habit and a
compliance to hot weather laws the
southern members are conspicuous by
the thinness of their clothing. Tbey
nonchalantly don tan linens and
crashes, and if these bag at tbe knees
or "ride up" in the back It is of no
moment. Tbe northern city man holds
tenaciously to his trig flttlcg dothes
and the western man to the belief that
the heat lan't any mora fatal here
than .at home because tbe tempera
ture Is no higher. The delegates from
the semltropics calmly move about la
pure white clothes, shirts, hats and
True to his partiality for destroying
precedents. Uncle Joe Cannon has
elected to wear this summer a black
coat that looks hot. no matter how
cool it may feel, and a pair of light
tan crash trousers of a skin fitting
tightness that would have delighted
the soul of Micawber. And this Is his
only concesRlon to the weacher. He
does not modify bis gestures one iota
because the day is not, and be seems
utterly oblivious of the fact that it is
summer and that much younger men
are sweltering beside him.
Thomas J. Ueffln of Alabama ar
rays himself In a white duck suit,
white shoes and a panama hat and
seems so pleased with the coolness of
it all that he much prefers strolling
about than sitting tranquilly at his
Nicholas Longworth alternates be
tween a very cool looking blue serge, j
tan shoes and an artistically consplc-
nous nerrue ana snout the warmest
looking tobacco brown covering any
member has so far adopted. It Is prob
ably hopsacklng and may be very com
fortable, but it gives nnneeded color
to his complexion and makes folks In
the gallery feel sorry for him. His
method of keeping cool when listening
to debate Is to keep revolving In his
swivel chair, first facing the gallery,
then his desk.
Edward Pou of North Carolina thinks
no breeze better than a not oas and
Insists upon coveting his bred with a
handkerchief and tucking another
around bis collar when he snoozes be
tween whiles In the speaker's lobby,
William O. Adamson of Oeorgta el
lows no foolish decisions of tailors'
conventions to affect his method of
keeping cool. At tbe first hist of mild'
nba in the spring air he donned an
alpaca coat. Just now he discard
ed it for full summer rainrctt, consist
lag of a nondescript paif of trousers
and a coat that comes nearest to re
sembling blue Jeans, But even the
most critioal have to admit that be
looks rem forra ble,
Julias Khn ef (San Francisco, who
eoujd bey a lot ef represents. tfvee out
and not miss the purchase money, be
HevM in wearing Jin en crash, In tab
leg things easy dnrfoff the hof weather
and in eating plenty ef fruit.
On the Senate Sifie,
Oves ea the senate (da many pf the
POftif, jMt tatmested refects wiejd the
Ealm leaf ftne piaeeg at tbi gfctpoea)
f a special fgad- peaate geytjara,
wha n say semeing m an stjbt,
no matter hew fcot t! day, bj an
scdeat dimple a ha fa, feeagiaff
baS (A U cfeeirt fe eafei fne a
Fatte at seaad s4 fype ft fctpea?
him manlpuUtleB ef p mevM fun
allotted bin) that dJolaTaa; eeeatera
Jqst sit and jptaj a&4 the cesi
ef bis abets.
penal &4beft wag gf feJabsBaa,
ha Ipdvu seanf,'? fWr&l abut
with (ba giidiay ffacs his peeftie,
111 i&Mcufatii wriKt any
sue b frlae as "a Luadred iu ftm
shade. " lit wears moat wmaen atr j
tiro and alvaya lMks plUupesoue ia '
Auee romerene ox umo jooks as
though a drop of perspiration would
not dare trickle down the marble
whiteness of his brow. He has so far
made no outward concessions to sum
mer, but continues to wear the same
snug looking garments In which he
made his senatorial debut. ,
Senator BaSey of Texas, big and
bluff and the picture of virility. Is
wearing dark blue serge, with soft,
white plaited shirts, a turndown linen
collar and black or white bow tie. He
looks really cool and says he feels so.
"Never let youxsetf get worried or
flurried or hurried,' he quoted. I
believe tbe Influence ef mind on
matter Is greater in summer than at
any time. Look at a cake of Ice and
you feel comfortable; at a. bet. custy
road and you are conadoas of a sense
of physical discomfort. Have coot
snrroundlngs and dont tell any hot
The following statement has been
given to the press by the Russian-
American Art league of New York:
"Several months ago we took occa
sion to sound a warning against per
formances that would be foisted upon
the American public as Russian danc
ing, stating aa our reason a desire to
protect the name of Russian artistry
from being dragged into the mire.
"Now that it has come to pass thai
the police have felt called upon to reg
ulate a performance In this dty termed
'Russian,' It is only Just to call your
attention to th fact In fairness to the
many genuine, clean, uplifting and ar
tistic Russian performances and per
and vocal that will suffer in conse
quence of this inddent.
"Primarily, the star of this so-called
Russian performance never saw Rus
sia, She was an American vaudeville
performer who has not been without
previous experience of a similar char
acter over questions of propriety. It
Is universally conceded that It was
the part of the program contributed by
this performer more than any other
circumstance that caused the police to
"Secondarily, while it can not be de
nied that there were Russians employ
ed, they were outnumbered probably
ten to one by performers of other na
tionalities Americans, French, Ger
mans, Italians, etc. The preponder
ance was eo great that the use of the
title 'Russian' aroused those rnoet vi
tally interested in the preservation of
the prestige and dignity of Russian art
istry, and the action of the police came
as no surprise or shock to them.
"Russian artistry requires no vulgar
ity, lewdness or questionable methods
to gain or sustain popularity a fact
eloquently attested by the success ol
Mile. Anna Pavlowa, M. Mikail Mord
kin, M. W. W. Andreeff and his Bal
alaika orchestra, M. Dmitri Smirnorff,
the Metopolltan tenor, M. Albert Grg-
orowich Janpolski, the Russian bari
tone, Mme. Lydla Lypkouska and other
prominent Russian artists with whom
American opera and concert goers are
'None would resent recourse to the
base and low in the name of Russian
artistry quicker than they. All friends
of Russian art deeply regret the im
pression obtained that the police acted
against 'Russian dancing.' "
Daily United States Weather Map
WILLIS L. MOORE. Chief.
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FORECAST FOR BOCK TSXtftJTO. XA VJ2V POKT. MOXXJTE A3TD VIC'JJI ITT.
Unsettled with probable showers tonight or Sunday, slightly warmer tonight. V
Got One Order.
First Book Agent Did you receive
an order at that bouse I Just saw you
come out of? Second Book Agent
Yes, I was told to "git." Roston Transcript.
The western area of low pressure
overlies the Missouri and upper Mis
sissippi valleys and most of the Rocky
mountain region, with its center over
North Dakota. It has been attended
by widely scattered showers In all of
those sections and by a rise In temper
ature In the Missouri and upper Mis
sissippi valleys and the upper lake re
gion. A rainfall of 1.58 inches occur
red at Winnipeg. Showers are also re
ported from the middle and south At
lantic and gulf sections. High pres
sures continue east of the Mississippi,
and the northwestern high, with its
cooler temperatures, remains central
on the north Pacific coast. The ap
proach of the North Dakota low will
be attended by unsettled weather, with
probably showers in this vicinity to
night or Sunday, and slightly warmer
i High LowPrcp.
' yes- last 24 bra.
terdy. night Inch,
Atlantic Caty 84 63 .00
Boston 78 66 .00
Buffalo S2 66 .00
Rock Island . 84 73 .10
Denver 88 62 .00
Jacksonville 90 72 .00
Kansas City 92 74 .00
New Orleans 78 70 .12
New York 88 6S .00
Norfolk 94 74 .00
Phoenix 100 74 .00
St. Louis 94 76 .00
St. Paul 84 72 .04
San Diego 68 5S .00
San Francisco 64 52 .00
Seattle 62 60 .01
Washington, D. C. . . 94 70 .88
Winnipeg 84 CO 1.58
Yellowstone Park . . 42 .02
Flood Hgt. Chng.
stage. 7a.m. 24hrs.
St. Paul 14 1.6 0.0
Red Wing 14 0.5 0.0
Reed's Landing .... 12 0.1 -.01
La Crosse 12 1.2 0.0
Prairie du Chien .. 18 1.3 0.0
Dubuque ... IS 1.9 0.1
Clinton 16 1.8 0.0
Le Claire 10 0.7 0.0
Rock Island 15 1.5 0.1
During the next 48 hours only slight
changes In the Mississippi will occur
from below Duhuque to Muscatine.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Today's Market Quotations
l By wlr from i. vV. Wagner A Co.
members of Chicago Board of Trade.
Oraln, provisions, stocks, and cotton.
Local offices at Hock Island bouse. Rock
Island. IU. Chicago office, 98-99-100.
Board of Trade. L.ocal telephone. No.
BOARD OF TRADE TRANSACTIONS.
July, 90, 90 4, 89, 89 V.
September, 91, 92, 91, 91.
December, 94, 94, 93, 94.
July, 45, 45, 45, 45V4.
September, 66Vi. C0, 65, 65.
December, 65, 65, 64, C4.
Let Us Be
I by keeping a few cans of l
kt . a ifli
jj un your paniry
jl shelves. Always iKi
ready for use. !
Just add water
Ann vnii nnup ah- Uv
solutely pure. i
mi r r It
ncnmiiK or line Wi
riavor tor ail m
The ideal food Kit
lj from infancy for
i inranis or grown jiif
im l here is no
i limit to its use.
! Never mind the lea
1 i..- t i.
mil Keep ii. on
your pantry shelf until
At AH Grocer
Jhly, 45, 45, 43, 45U
September. 46, 47. 46, 46.
December, 48, 48, 47, -48.
July, 15.62, 15.62, 15.62, 15.62.
September, 15.85, 15.85, 15.62, 15.67.
January, 15.72, 15.72, 15.60, 15.60.
July, 8.32. 8.32. 8.27, 8.30.
September. 8.45, 8.45, 8.37, S.42.
July, 8.40. 8.40, 8.40. 8.40.
September, 8.55, 8.55, 8.47, 8.50.
THE GRAIN MARKET.
Liverpool, July 8. Wheat opened
steady, strength in America oUaet by
a more favorable report from Russia
and there was some selling In the way
of profit-taking. The weather in the
United Kingdom is favorable and tile
official report as against holders.
Later there was covering by shoits
on nervousness on private repoits
from America of damage to spring
wheat and continued unsettled politic
al situation. The close strength iu
Buenos Ayrea was unexpected hete
and largely affected the flrmnetia o.
holders as plate offers are more flrmiy
held, Spot markets were firm and un
changed to 1 higher with the strength
in Manitoba grade. World's shipments
are expected to be light with emallvr
shipments from America. Market
closed Vi o higher than yesterday. ,
Corn epened higher and further
advanced V4 on the .trength in Amer
ica and strength of elefcing la Buero
Wheat elot'jd ta up.
Corn elased up.
Chicago Cash Grain,
Cor b No, 3 ea&64, No, 2 w 84
C44, No- 9 7 C3i&64, 8a, 3
63, ?o. S W 63(&63, Na. 3 f 63V
fcCHj, Na, 4 Ce&6av4, -No, 4 w C2
62. Ne, 4 y C2&62j agra and egy,
0ate-h?o. a w 4? 648, Ne, 8 w 46Q
47, Je, 4 w 464a, standard 4649
Wheat Na, 8 r i8B9, Ne. S r 89
&i6, Na B hw 88&60, No: a bw
66a, No, 1 na 6S&loa, No, a ua 06
it lei t tia. 9 ap blSS, No. 8 s 84607,
Na. 3 a 69&04, ?c 6002, durum 84
Wheat ..... ....... ...183 125
Corn ..... .....263 71
To- Last Last
day. Week. Year.
Minneapolis 186 224 113
Duluth 7- 34 32
Winnipeg 312 holiday 119
Chicago Estimates Tomorrow.
Year ago . . .
Corn today ..
Year ago . . . .
LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Opening of Market.
Hogs 9,000. Left over 3,300. Opened
steady. Mixed 6.35 6.65, good 6.45
6.80, rough 6.2006.35, light 6.306.80.
Cattle 400. steady.
Sheep 5,000, weak.
Nine O'clock Market.
Hogs strong to 5c higher. Light 6.40
(36.87, rough 6.256.45, mixed 6.40
6.87, heavy 6.556.85, pigs 6.1506.70,
Beeves 4.907.00, cows 2.256.00,
stockers 3.005.25, Texan s 4.6005.75,
Sheep 2.7605.00, lambs 3.5007.25.
Close of Market.
Hogs closed steady at early prices,
and stiong to 6c higher than yesterday.
Mixed 6.4006.87, good 6.6006.85,
rough 6.2506.45, light 6.4006.87.
Western Live 8tock.
Hoga. Cattle. Sheep.
Kansaa City 6,000 300 600
Omaha 11,000 100 1,400
St. Louis 8.000
Hoga. Cattle. Sheep.
Chicago 85,000 24,000 25,000
Hojs next week, 116,000,
NEW YORK STOCKS.
New York, July 8. Following are
the quotations on the market today:
Union Pacific 186
U. 8. Steel preferred 118
U. B. Steel common 78
Rook Island common 81
Southern Pacific 121
Missouri Pacific , 48
Great Northern .189
Northern Pacific 132
Louisville & Nashvillo 151
Canadian Pacific 239
Chesapeake & Ohio 81
Brooklyn Rapid Transit 82
Baltimore & Ohio 10S
St. Paul 12.".
Lehigh Valley 174
Republic Steel common 30
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
July 8. Following are the quota
tions on the local market today:
Eggs, 15 c.
Butter Dairy, 21c; creamery, 22c
Feed and Fuel.
Corn, per bushel, 56c and 57c.
Torago Timothy hay, $18.
Clover hay. $16.
Wild hay. $12 to $13.
Coal Lump, per bushel, 15c; alack,
Wood. $4.50 per load.
f ; fill 'V' m
All-steel furnace, no gas, soot,
dust or odor.
Phil S. Wilcher
2104 Fourth Avenue.
NORTHERN MICHIGAN LINE
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