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IN LIQUOR TRADE
Census Bureau Reports on
Manufacture of Distilled
GKAXDSON OF JOHN D.'S FIRST PAUTXER
STANDARD OIL'S VICE PRESIDENT AT 33
NUMBER OF PLANTS IS LESS
Bat Growth Is Foond In Other TM-
recUons 54 Per Ont More
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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, ' DECEMBER 6, 1911.
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Washington, Dec. 6. A preliminary
statement of the general resulta of the
13th census ot establishments engaged
In the manufacture of distilled liquors
was lesued by Director Durand of the
bureau of the census, department of
commerce and labor. It includes sta
1 1st 'ics of whisky, rum, gin, brandy and
fruit brandies. The figures for tota)
value Include tax payments. The re
port was prepared under the direction
of William M. Stewart, chief statist
clan for manufactures, bureau of the
census, and contains a summary which
give the general figures for 1904 and
1909. The figures are subject to such
revision as may be necessary arter a
further examination of the original
RATES OF 171 CREASE.
The general summary shows in
creases in all the item of the census
of 1309 as compared with that of 1904
except In the number of establish
men: a, which decreased from 805 in
1904 to 613 In 1909, or 24 per cent
The capital Invested Increased 54
per cent; the gross value of product
Eft per cent; cost of materials, 40 per
cent: value added by manufacture, 60
per cent; average number of wage
earners employed during the year, 20
per cent; amount paid for wages. 1C
per cent; number of salaried officials
and clerks, 24 per cent; amount paid
In salaries, 43 per cent; miscellaneous
expenses, C2 per cent. Miscellaneous
expenses Include internal revenue
taxes, which were not fully reported
at the census of 1904 and therefore the
Increase la more apparent than real!
The capital Invested as reported In
1909 was $72,450,000. a gain of $22,349,
000, or 45 per cent over $50,101,000 In
1904. The averace capital per estab
lishment wan approximately $118,000
tn 1909 and $62,000 In 1904.
VAllK OF FltODl CTS.
The value of products was $204,C99,
COO la 1909 and $131,270,000 in 1904, an
Increase of $73,429,000, or 66 per cent.
The average per establishment was
approximately $334,000 In 1909 and
$163,000 in 1904.
The cost of materials used was $35,
977.000 In 1903, as against $25,026,000
in 1904, an Increase of $10,851,000, or
40 per cent.
The valne added by manufacture was
$168,722,000 in 1909 and $106,644,000
in 1904, an Increase of $63,078,000. or
60 per cent This item formed 82 per
cent of the total value of producta In
1909 and 80 per cent In 1904. The to-
Walter Clark Teagle, Cleveland. O.. man elected vice president ot the
standard OC Company In the reorganisation Is which John D. Rocke
feller res) sned the presidency, la only thirty-three years old. He is re
garded as a commercial genius. In the eleven years that have elapsed
since he graduated from Cornell and entered business, bis rise has been
remarkable. Teagle'a grandfather was a pioneer oil man of Cleveland
and Rockefeller's first partner.
tal value added by manufacture repre
sents the difference between the cost
of materials used and the value of
products (including the internal rev
enue tax) after 'he manufacturing pro
cessors have been expended upon them.
It is the best measure of the relative
importance of industries.
Tee miscellaneous expenses amount
ed to $154,293,000 in 1909 and $95,524,
000 In 1904, an increase of $58,769,000,
or 6i per cent. The most important
item of miscellaneous expenses is the
internal revenue tax. By reaeon of that
tax the miscellaneous expenses are
relatively much larger in this Industry
than in most other industries. The
value of products and value added by
manufacture of course include the tax
The salaries and wages amounted
to $5,062,000 in 1909 and $1,049,000 in
1904, an increase of $1,013,000, or 25
The number of salaried officials and
clerls was 1.335 in 1909 and 1.080 in
1904. an increase of 24 per cent; their
salaries amounted to $1,988,000 iu
1P09 and $1,392,000 in 1904, a gain of
43 per cent.
The average number of wage earn
ers employed during the year was
6,430 in 1909 and 5,355 in 1904, an in
crease or 20 per cent; their wages
reached $3,074,000 in 1909 and $2.C57.
000 in 1904, an increase of 16 per
Sale Cecilian r
Can Get the Ilest One In the
World for Sl.OO.
Co to Harper House pharmacy today.
Say "I want a HYOMEI outfit," take
it home with you, open the box and
pour a few drops of HYOMEI (pro
nounce it High-o-me) into the little
hard rubber inhaler.
Then breathe pleasant soothing,
healing, germ killing HYOMEI over
the raw. Inflamed, germ rlddea mem
brane for a few minutes and relief is
Stuffed up head will vanish. Keep
up the treatment four or five times a
day for a few days and hawking, spit
ting and forming of mucus in the nose
and throat will cease.
HYOMEI is guaranteed to end ca
tarrh, coughs, colds, croup, asthma, ca
tarrhal deafness, or money bsck. Com
plete outfit $1.00, subsequent bottles if
reedfd 60 cents at Harper House phar
macy and druggists everywhere.
Autopiano Player Pianos
We offer our entire stock of Player Pianos at greatly reduced prices for the month of December. This is the first
cut price sale of high grade player pianos ever held in Davenport. Think of choosing from Sohmer-Cecilian, Farrand
Cecilian, Cecilian, Cadillac or Autopiano Player Pianos at a fraction of the regular prices at which they are being
sold every day all over America. Sixteen beautiful players to make a selection from. A $1,000 Sohmer-Cecilian, a
$750 Farrand-Cecilian, a $725 Farrand-Cecilian, three $650 Cecilian Pianos, a $550 Cadillac, a $525 Autopiano, a
$550 Griggs Solo Player, a $550 Archer, a $475 Gerhard, a $400 Singer, and five $500 Nelsons in oaks, walnuts
and mahoganies. We will give tempting reductions from all the above prices during December. This sale will un
doubtedly find a home for every player in our stock before Christmas. Come in early and get prices. Remember the
store is open every evening. ,
Rockefellers 57 Years in Business
1839. July 8 Born at Richford, N. Y.
1847 (aged 8) Raised turkeys for
his own account and kept a book ac
count of his receipts and expenditures.
1853 Removed to Cleveland, Ohio,
with his parents and spent several
years in high school and commercial
1855, Sept 26 Entered employ of
Hewitt & Tuttle, forwarding commis
sion house, as clerk. Received $50 for
first three months' work, thereafter
for a year $25 a month, and in second
year $10 a week.
1857 (aged 18) Borrowed $1,000
from bis father at 10 per cent Interest
and went into forwarding business
with a partner under the firm name of
Clark & Rockefeller; capital, $4,000.
1858 Borrowed $2,000 from T. B.
Handy, a Cleveland banker, on security
of warehouse receipts, and with money
enlarged the firm's business. Commis
elon sales for the year amounted to
1860 Borrowed more money and en
tered the business of refining oil, back
ing Samuel Andrews, who had discov
ered a new method of refining oil.
1872 By forcing out or buying other
small companies and combining them
had by this time become master ot
one-fifth of the oil reilnlng business of
the I'nited States.
1875 Became Involved financially.
Spend your evenings here,
can make it interesting
you. No better line ever
played in this vicinity.
As a special inducement we
are offering 50 sets hollow
handle knives and forks, quad
ruple plate, French gray finish,
worth $7.50 for $5.50.
No more to be had when these are
gone. A small deposit secures any
article In our store.
J. Ramser, Jeweler
Opposite Harper House.
owing Cleveland .banks $1,700,000 and
being pressed for payment; threat-!
ened with failure; nervous indigestion!
said to date from "terrible three
weeks" of this period. Saved by ex
tension of credit
1876 Combined all his companies
into one, capital $1,000,000, and called
it the Standard Oil company. Begin
ning of big profits.
1876-1885 Period of. congressional
and state legislative inquiries into oil
monopoly; 800 civil suits against com
panies and Rockefeller in various
courts of the country. . .
1835 Period of still greater profits
1886 Beginning of further extension
of Rockefeller hold on oil business, for
mation of some sixty companies under
Rockefeller control engaged in differ
ent branches of oil trade.
18S7 Rockefeller companies selling
a billion gallons of oil a year; $20,
000,000 a year profits from by-products
1890 Beginning of enormous profits,
which have piled up by the millions
each year since.
1892 John D. Rockefeller's income
esumatea ai X3u.uuu,uuu a year.
1895 With oil profits reinvested in
xailroads, the Rockefellers by 1895 had
secured control of one-fifth the rail
roads mileage of the country.
1899 Standard Oil company of New
Jersey, capital $100,000,000, Is made
holding company for the scores of
Rockefeller oil companies.
1900 John D. Rockefeller's income
estimated at $75,000,000 a year; activ-
Itles extended to steel and other indus
trial enterprises and to banking.
1911 December Standard Oil com
pany of New Jersey ends its career aa
holding company, in compliance with
supreme court decision, stocks of sub
sidiaries being distributed among the
stockholders, and John D. Rockefeller
resigns as president of the company,
wnlcn continues In business in New
Jersey, and as the owner of a compar
ftlvely few outside subsidiaries.
WEALTHY NEW YORK MAN
IS A SUICIDE IN PARIS
Paris, Dee. 6. David Wolfe Bish
op, aged 3 7, and said to be a New
York millionaire, committed suicide
by shooting himself at his residence
here on Friday. The body will be'
sent to America. Mr. Bishop had
been suffering from neurasthenia.
New 88-Note Player Pianos
Can Be Bought During This Sale for
Old Instruments Exchanged
Used Pianos $75.00 Up
Come in and look over these pianos. Tou will be astounded at the values. It is almost impossible to tell that some of these Instruments
have ever been played upon, they are in such perfect condition, "iou can choose from this large stock and buy on your own terms.
Goolrt and Schaff, ebonlzed
case $ 75.00
Marshall & Wendell,
walnut case 08.00
Arion, walnut case . . . 95.00
Behr Bros, ebonized
(irigKs, golden oak
Griggs, mahogany case 148.00
Grijrgs, walnut case . . 155.00
Griggs, mahogany case 158.00
Griggs, oak case 100 00
Arion, walnut case . . . 158.00
Willard, oak case . . . 108.00
Gerhard, walnnt case. 175.00
Smith & Barnes, walnut
Ihivis & Son's, oak
Haddorff, walnnt cas e 200.00
Haines Bros., mahogany
H lines & Co., Turney
DESTROYS LIQUOR CRAVING ! L
Drunkenness is a progressive disease;
the moderate drinker is cot satisfied
with two or three drinks a day; the
craving for more and more becomes Ir
resistible as the disease advances; the
remit is chronic alcoholism.
The treatment used successfully by
thousands rlg-ht In their own homes Is
Orrine. It Is sold with the understand
ing that if It does not benefit after a
trial, we refund your money.
Orrine No. 1 is the secret remedy;
Orrine N'o. I Is for those willing; to take
the treatment. Either form costs $1.
If you are Interested, come in and we'll
g-Ladly tell you about the (rood Orrine is
doln. Ask for free booklet. Harper
$15 to $200f
Free 30 Days
Make your selection at once while our stock includes every style from $15 to
Nothing down, first payment in
Griggs Special Offer
Pay nothing down on the Victrola. Make a
small deposit only on the records. First payment
on machine will not fall due for 30 days. Then
pay the balance in small installments.
Victor Records sent to your home on approval.
Four record demonstrating rooms on first floor.
Every Victor record in the catalogue can be found
at all times in our mammoth stock.
STORE OPEN WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY EVENINGS
121 East Second St.
The physician who ha been attend
ing Mr. Bishop paid big usual call
on Friday. Mr. Bishop sent oat
word that he would see him In a
moment and requested the doctor to
wait. Just as the message was de
livered the fatal shot was heard.
Five letter were found on his body.
They were address to his mother and
a young actress. A will was also
discovered under the terms of which
he leaves the actress a large for
tune. Anotner letter to this wo
man contained two checks for 1250,
000. Mr. Bishop was born in New