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ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS, WEDNESDAY", JULY 12, 1911.
fi 92 YEARS
"First Transatlantic Uner Was
THE new White Srxj liner Olym
pic, which recently arrived at
New York en her maiden trip,
is the sea's biggeft ship. Al
modt 900 feet In length, she exceeds to
length by nearly 100 feet the swift Cu
narder Mauretartla, which, in tern, Is
a few feet longer than her sister ffcip,
the Lnsitania. Tlie Olympic, however,
has not the Bred of the ( 'unarclers,
the object of her buiidors having been
to combine a fair speed with the great
est ponrtbe space and luxury for pas
sengers. The Manretanlfl's record is 4 days
10 bocxs and 41 minutes between
Qoeenstown an J New York, wbCe the
Olympic's is 5 days 36 hoars and 42
minutes frora Southampton.
Many new features huve Wm em
bodied in tbe construction of the lat-
Tims cf Passage Steadily
Cut Down Features
of Floating Hotel
er is bad, thos giving a dry and wind
less walking place at all Ftages of the
frame. TbLs is not a tew feature, as
the Adriatic, Rotterdam and other lin
ers boast of the storm deck.
In ail there are 250 first class rooms,
100 of them being for a single occu
On the bridge and shelter ticks
thre are no fewer than sixty-nine
rUs, decorated in various styles, snch
as empire, LogLj XV"., Georgian,
Queen Anne and Dutch- These suits
are strmptnotie and in price range
from $1,200 to $2,150. They include a
ledrom, sitting room and bath and
in some cases a small dining room and
The full complement of the Olympic
will he about 3,700 persons, the total
nuraiier being made up as follows:
Six hundred and fifty first class pas-
1S477 Her life' aa one of the merchant
marine was short, for after making
one round trip she was sold to the
Prussian government as a steam frig
ate. Between 1S47 and 1850 an, English
ship was launched, the Great Britain,
which marked an epoch in ocean gofhg
6hlps. She was designed by Brunei,
the great engineer of the time, and
marked a new departure in being the
first of the iron steamships. Before
her time all hulls bad been of .wood.
Also Brunei demonstrated the efficien
cy of the screw propeller and replaced
the peddle wheels with screws. She
was 322 feet long, 51 feet wide and
drew 32 feet She made her first trip
.n fifteen days at the average speed
of 9 knots an hour.
At this time Samuel Cunard left Hal
ifax. X. S.. and went to Liverpool.
There he met George Burns and David
Maclver, forming with them the pres
ent Cunard line. Four ships were
built. The Britannia. 207 feet lor.g
and 32 feet broad, was the first of the
four. She left Liverpool on July 4.
1S40, and came . into Boston harbor
July 19 amid great rejoicing. In 1S44
the merchants cut a channel in the ice
for the Britannia to leave the harbor.
In 1847 the Britannia won a trans
atlantic race against an American boat
called the Washington. Great enthu
siasm was roused over the- issue, and
Immediately after this event a com
pany was farmed headed by E. K. Col
lins. Four ships were built, and in
1S51 the Faciue crossed the ocean
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tfc Olympic compares with great American and European structures. At the left i the
t'.u in crd.r come the Philadelphia city hall, the Washington monument, the Metropol
e j. fojectt-d Wool worth building. New York: the Olympic, the Colocne cathedral, the r.roat
"aul's cathedral. Loudon.
est and Kvtest floating Iiotel. There
Is a sv.!:ni:iiu JKol. sji:; sh cour', ten
nis court mid a Turkili batlx aud even
i deck gi4f course on the top deck.
The new ship has eleven decks, two
more then that tall Fbip the Kai&erln
Auguere Victoria. There are three
passnper lifts or elevators in tJie first
class and one ii t!ic so'oiid clans. The
bridge deck promeaaUc Is OoO feet
long, and this gives a ?od idea of the
huge scale that the vsi-el Is built on.
Five tinier around Is more than a mile
walk. The main dinii-.ir paloon. which
runs the wiJtli of the sLip. is ever l
feet broad by 114 fe't ions: and seats
KC per..n. Its Inferior decoration is
done in tbe style of the early seven
teenth century. There is also an "a
la carte" restanrart d. -crated in the
style of LouL XVI.
Suits es Hig-h as $2.! 50.
The other public rooms are all
grouped on tbe promenade deck and
include a writing win urty-one feet
square, a lounge In I.:i XV. style.
03 by T9 feet, i uJ a smoking room. Co
by 61 feet. The swimming pool is 32
ly IS fet in si-.e anvl the snash court
3) feet long. cxtr.virig throngh two
The palui cosrt and veraeda cafe
arc situated nft n the upper prome
nade. The lower promenade deck
may le Inclosed In glas 1C the weatfa-
sengers, 500 6ecotid class and 1,&"
tliiid. The oliif-crs ard duck (Tew
numlvr 2i53, the eugitie room comple
ment is 322 and the stewards' depart
First Transatlantic Liner.
The first steam equipped vessel
crossed the Atlantic ocean nearly a
hendr.-d years ago. In 1S19 William
Scarborough, ignoring the criticism of
an unbelieving public, started a small
craft, the Savannah, of atout 3.10 tons,
frora the town fur which she was
nr.mM for Liverpool. Ccfore altera
tion she was a sailing packet built on
the East river, in New York. Scar
borough installed engines and fitted
her with a pair of ingenioosly arranged
paddle wheels constructed in such a
w.-.y that during heavy weather they
could be shipped aboard out of harm's
way. After a gxd voyage of twenty
e!ght days, lasting from May 22 t
June 20. she dropped anchor in the
Mersey. She had used her engines for
eighty hours during the trip Her fuel
consisted of seventy tons of coal and
twenty-five cords of wood.
In ISra a Canadian boat, the Royal
William, made the transatlantic trip
with steem power alone. Then came
the United Stares, an American boat
2."v feet long and 50 feet wide, draw
ing 30 feet. She cut down the time of
passage to thirteen days. This was ta
from New York to Liverpool in four
hours less than ten days. This record
was afterward beaten by the Arctic,
a sister ship, which lowered the time
some hours. The Collins line's record
was brilliant while it lasted, but both
the Pacific and the Arctic were lost
at sea with all on board some time
The Great Eastern.
An English syndicate called on Mr.
Brunei for a ship which would be able
to make the trip to Australia and back
at an average speed of 18 knots an
hour. Out of this grew the commer
cial failure, the Great Eastern. She
was GS0 feet long and 83 feet wide.
Paddle wheels and screw propellers
were her means of propulsion, and
while she proved to be a white ele;
phant commercially she did the world a
great service by laying the first Atlan
tic cable and later two others. In
1SSS she was broken up and sold for
In 1S55 the Vanderbilt of 3.3C0 tons
was launched and on her first trip
eastward cut the time again to nine
days and eight and a half hours. Then
In 1S89 the City of Paris of the Inman
line lowered the record again by cross
ing in five and a half days. The year
105 saw the Cunard liners lower it
again to five and a quarter days, and
now we have the four day wonders,
the Manretania and Lusitania.
All the News
All the Time
Is well known in Cincinnati social
circles, is declared to be Involved
In her accounts with the home. Of
ficials claim a shortage of $25,000
exists and that the shortage was oc
casioned by Mrs. Gallagher's specu
lations. Mrs. Gallagher is now ill at
home. It is said a friend will come
to her rescue financially.
Tha 8nub It Qava a British Consul In
Cuba 8om Years Age.
Tbe haphazard character of Spanish
law la well Illustrated by tbe following
case: Some years ago a young English
sailor, accompanied by an American
and an Irish sailor, went on shore at
Harana. When returning to their
ships they were attacked by China
men. The American struck one of the
Chinamen on the bead with a stick,
and the man died. The Spanish au
thorities did not trouble to discrimi
nate, but sentenced the three men to
two years' Imprisonment.
The British consul, being unaccus
tomed to Spanish wars, took up the
case of the Englishman very strongly.
The authorities thereupon, possibly to
teach blm a lesson, tried the men over
again and gave them twenty years
Tbe Englishman after three years in
a Cuban prison, during which time his
companions died of yellow fever, was
transferred to Ceuta to 6erre the re
mainder of bis time. After some years
he and a fellow prisoner, a Spaniard,
escaped, but they were recaptured.
The food provided in the convict prison
of Ceuta consists of two meals a day
of garbauzos chicle peas occasionally
flavored with a tiny bit of salt pork,
a remarkably healthy if not appetizing
diet, and the Englishman came out of
prison in particularly good health. Aft
er his twenty years nnjust Imprison
ment he married a Spanish woman.
London Family Herald.
Daily United States Weather IMap
HE SAW THE POINT.
And For That Very Reason Ho Didn't
Join In the Laugh.
"They" were chatting In the smok
ing room of a little Koninklljke Paket
vaart Maatscbappij coaster, on a two
mouths' run among the islands below
the equator, when some one speaking
of the Malay peninsula some one else
said, "My impression of the Straits
Settlements can be summed up In a
6ingle picture a strong black man,
standing In the center of a muddy
stream, trying to split a rock with a
Now this always provokes a laugh;
it Is venerable and infallible. But to
my surprise, said Frederick S. Isham,
the novelist, one of the smoking room
contingent, on this occasion it partial
ly failed. What was the trouble?
The delinquent, the one man out of
seven who didn't laugh, was sallow,
saturnine and English.
"What's the matter, old chap?" ask
ed the novelist. "Don't you see the
point or are you waiting until tomor
row to waUe up to it?"
The other man turc.-Ml his bead
wearily. "See the point?" he said sad
ly. "I 6hoiild tniuk 1 did. I ought to.
I," tragically, "am the man who own
ed the shirt."
Then we. knowing he bad lived
twenty-five yenrs In the orient, became
silent; our laughter ceased. A sym
pathetic melancholy descended upon
us. Englishman or not. we took him
to our heart of hearts and made a
brother of blm. Baltimore American-
U. S. Department of Agricultur
WILLIS L. MOORE. Chief.
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FORECAST FOR ROCK ISLAVD. DAVESTPORT. MO LINE AXD VICINITY.
Generalv fair tonipht and Thursday, cooler toniprht.
Parson's Poem A Gem.
From Rev. E. Stubonvoll, Allison, I a ,
in praise of Dr. King's New Life Pills,
"They're such a health necessity.
In every home these pills should be.
If other kinds you've tried in vain,
VSE DR. KING'S
And be well again. Only 50c at all
The movement of the northern low
to New England and the extension of
the north Pacific high to the upper
lakes has been attended by scattered
showers and thunderstorms in the cen
tral valleys, the lake region and tbe
middle Atlantic sections and by cooler
temperatures in the lower Missouri and
upper Mississippi valleys. A rainfa'l
of 1.58 inches is reported from Louis
ville. Ky. Showers in the southern
plateau and west gulf sections have
also resulted from the low that Is cen
tral over Arizona. The continued ap
proach of the northwestern high, the
center of which is over British Colum
bia and Alberta, will be attended by
generally fair weather In this vicinity
tonight and Thursday, with cooler tonight.
Atlantic City ..
Rock Island ..
Jacksonville . ,
Kansas City . ,
New Orleans ,
Phoenix ... ..
1 High Low
, . 9f
, . 76
. . 60
. . 70
. . 92
a'age. 7 am
St. Paul 14 1.2
Red Wing 14 0.1
Reeds Landing ....12 0 2
La Crosse 12 1.0
Prairie du Chien ...IS 1.0
Dubuque IS 1.9
Clinton 16 1.8
Le Ciaire 10 0.7
Rock Island 15 1.5
During the next 48 hours onH
changes in the Mississippi wll
from below Dubuque to Muscat I
J. M. SHERIER. Ixical Forec:
Today's Market Quotation
HOME FUND $25,000 SHORT
Woman Treasurer Reputed to Have
Iwt in Speculation.
Cincinnati, Ohio. July 12. Mrs.
John Gallagher. treasurer of th
Home for Incurably Insane, and who
14 YEARS AFTER
AN ILLINOIS FARMER GIVES
TO DR. WALSH
For the last fourteen years I have had
perfect health. I am now fifty years of
age, and I feel young, active and vigor
ous. I can do a day's work as well as a
man of 20. I owe it all to the Drs. Walsh,
the great Davenport specialists. They
cured me. They restored me to health
and strength when I thought I would
never have a well day again; in fact, I
felt as if I had not long to live. For
some years I had suffered from catarrh
and general breakdown. I was all played
out, could not work, had dizzy and faint
spells and was very nervous. I bad back
ache, weak kidneys, pain in back of the
neck, poor appetite, gas and a heavy feel
ing in stomach, indigestion, cold hands
and feet. At night I could not sleep well
and had bad dreams. In fact? I felt like
a wreck. I never got any benefit from any
treatment until I went to the Drs. Walsh.
Goodness knows I -tried enough different
kinds of treatment before I ent to them.
When I called at the Drs. Walsh's office in
Davenport, at 124 West Third street, I
admit I didn't have much hope, although
I had heard so much of the Drs. Walsh.
After taking several months' treatment
I was a new man and completely restored
to health. Their charges were very reas
onable. CHARLES D. QUICK,
Results are the best proof of success.
You can see in Dr. Walsh's office, testi
monials from satisfied patients all over
this part of the country, including men,
women and children. Dr. Walsh baa
had a large experience and great success.
He is a graduate of two medical colleges
and was formerly president of St. Anth
ony's Hospital. Bankers and business
men testify to his reliability. You can
have a thorough scientific examination
free of charge. Office hours are from 10
to 12 a. m. and 2 to 4 :30 p. m. Also on
Tuesdays and Saturday evenings from 7
to 9 p. m. . On Sunday mornings from 10
to 11 a. m. Dr. Walsh's office is at 124
West Third street, Davenport, Iowa,
l By lr rrom fc.. VV. Vaner o; Uo
members of Chicago Board of Trade.
Grain, provisions, stocks, and cotton.
Local offices at Rock Island house. Hock
Island, 111. Chicago office. 98-99-100.
Board of Trade. Local telephone. No,
BOARD OF TRADE TRANSACTIONS.
July, 88, 89, 87. 83.
September. 90'j. 90?4. S91,;, 908.
December. 93, 9o, 92, 93.
July, C3ls. 65. 02 74. Co.
September. 65, 67 Vi, 61"8, 67.
December, 64, 65, C3, 05.
July. 45, 46, 45, 46. .
September, 40. 47, 45. 47.
December. 48. 48. 47, 48.
July, 15.80, 15.82. 15.80, 15.80.
September, 15.80, 15.82, 15.80, 15.82.
July, R.32, 8.32, 8.27, 8.30.
September. 8.40, 8.42, 8.37, 8.40.
July, 8.42, 8.42, 8 42, 8.42.
September, 8.50, 8.55, 8.50, 8.55.
THE GRAIN MARKET.
Liverpool, July 12 Wheat at the
opening was quiet, but steady, with
prices unchanged to higher. Fol
lowing the opening there was eome
pressure due to more favorable reports
from India as some rain had fallen
and resultant pressure of Indian offers
and values declined to. There
was some disposition to support the
distant months on a private cable re
ceived from New York stating that
very hot weather continues in the
spring wheat belt. Toward midday
there was further realizing with the,
tendency toward profit-taking on the
cheaper Russian and American offers
of winters and generally quiet demand.
At 1:30 p. m. the market was easy and
unchanged at lower than yesterday.
Corn market opened higher on the
etrenath In America, later the market
was Inactive at the opening advance.
Chicago Cash Grain.
Oats No. 2 45fI46, No. 2 w 47i34
48. No. 3 w 4647. No. 4 w
46046. standard 4748.
Corn No. 2 64 065. No. 2 w 65
(fjf.6, No. 2 y 65365. No. 3 64
C4. No. 3 w 65565. No. 3 y 65
65. No. 4 6364. No. 4 w 63
64, No. 4 y 6364. sgm 6161,
sgy 61 061.
Wheat No. 2 r 87 88. No. 3 r 85
87, No. 2 hw 8789, No. 3 hw 86
87'. No. 1 ns 101102, No. 2 ns 93
98. No. 3 ns 90 97. No. 2 s 90 97. No.
3 s S993, vc 8890, durum 8292.
Wheat opened lower; closed to
Corn opened Vi up; closed up.
Wheat .'..505 438
Corn 178 65
Oats 93 65
To- Last Last
day. Week. Year.
Minneapolis 103 575 122
Duluth 22 10 44
Winnioeg Ill 140 110
Wheat today 1.211.000 2C9.000
Year ago 398,000 271.000
Corn today 410.000 297,000
Year ago 355,000 490,000
LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Opening of Market.
Hogs 25,000. Left over 5,000. Open
steady at yesterday's close. Mixed
6.25 C.75. Good 6.35 6.70. Rough
6.17 (& 030. Ught 6.25 & 675.
Cattle 16.000. Steady.
Sheep 16,000. Strong.
Nine O'clock Market.
Hogs steady at yesterday's average.
Mixed 6.25 6.75. Good 6.35 6.72.
Rough 6.10 6.30. Light 6.20 U 6.75.
Pigs 5.85 6.25. Bulk 6.45 6.65.
Cattle steady. Beeves 4.35 7.00.
Cows 2.15 5.90. Stockers 3.00
5.15. Texans 4.50 6.00. Calves
Sheep strong 2.75 5.00. Lambs
Close of Market.
Hogs close strong to 6 higher than
early and steady at yesterday's best
prices. Mixed 6.30 6 80. Good 6.40
6.75. Rough 6.15 6.30. Light
6.30 & 6.77.
Cattle 10 lower.
Western Live Stock.
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep.
Kansas City 17.000 6,000 4,000
Omaha 11,500 4,200 1,900
St. Louis 12,000
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep.
Chicago 22,000 5,500 14,000
NEW YORK 8TOCKS.
New York, July 12. Following are
tbe quotations on the market to
lT. S. Steel preferred
I. S. Steel common
Rock Island common
New York Central
Iuisville & Nashville
Colorado Fuel & Iron
Chesapeake & Ohio
Brooklyn Rapid Transit
Baltimore & Ohio
LOCAL MARKET CONDIT'C
July 12. Following are the
lions on the local market today
Eggs, 15 c.
Butter Dairy, 21c; creamery
Feed and Fuel.
Corn, per bushel, OGc and 57c
Forage Timothy bay, $18.
Clover hay, $15.
Wild hay, $12 to $13.
Coal Lump, per bushel, 15c;
Wood. $4.50 per load.
Woman Takes Life.
Champaign. July 12. I'ulng c
acid, Mrs. Mary Chatters took h
111 health is thought to have
il l 2 i WaC
SZ:14L. 'J I
We have a Golf
course In excellent
condition located on
hotel grounds. Pro
fessional in charge.
You can play Golf,
stop In a strictly
firat class hotel,
drink the famous M.
C. Mineral water
which will tone up your 7
tem and rebuild your consti
tution, you can enjoy all
kinds of Mineral and Turkish
baths. All at reasonable
rate. A great combination
to make an Ideal Bummer va
cation. Plan your motor trip
to Colfax. We have a Oar
age. Colfax Is on the main
line of the Rock Island, near
Moines. Iowa. For information
Hotel Colfax, Colfax, lows