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THE ROCK ISLAND AUGUS. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1912.
WITH SURFACE ONLY SCRATCHED, CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATORS
AMAZED AT EVIDENCE IN EXPLOITATION OF FLORIDA SWAMP LAND
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Washington, Feb. 17. Member
of the Mohs committee of the house
of representatives declare they have
only scratrbed the surface in their
l:iiulry Into the exploitation of the
Florida Everglades, et they are
dumfounded by the revelations.
"Congress and the country ought
to know the whole truth of the mat
ter," declared Chairman Moss.
Evidence of a sensational nature has
lien placed in tboir bands by Rep
rcreutative Clark of Florida, whose
cLiarpeg brought on the investigation.
S rotary Wilson, of the department
of agriculture, and other high gov
ernment officials are to be summon
ed as witnesses and will be ques
tioned about this huge swamp land
jTornotiou project by which millions
of dollars has been taken from
small Investors all over the country.
More than sixty years ago the
Everglades were ceded to Florida by
the United States government. The
region contains 4,000,000 acres,
nost of which is covered by from one
to lo feet of water. The agreement
was that Florida should devote to
its school fund the revenue from the
I'.'verglades, If they were rented or
Feven years ago Major A. O.
Wright, then an engineer of the
I nitcd States agricultural depart-'
ment, was sent to Florida, by con
gressional resolution, to report on
the feasibility of draining the Ever
glades. He also was scheduled to
report on the probable agricultural
value of the reclaimed lands.
Wright spent many months in the
region In 1906 and 1907.
In July, 1908, Governor Broward
and former Governor Jennings In
terested Richard J. Holies of Colo
rado in the Everglades plan. Rolles,
ho bad made a fortune in western
Irrigation, went to Florida and
bought from private individuals
400,000 acres and from the state
T-00,000 acres of the swamp at $2 an
acre, payable in Installments, the
state agreeing to spend $1.50 an acre
Major Wright, in 1909, completed
1 is report on the Everglades and
turned it in to the agricultural depart
ment. Portion of the Wright re
forts found their way into the hands
of the swamp boomers and were
widely circulated as commendatory.
r.iade It was revised by Chief Engi
ncer C. G. Eliiot, or the government!
rtcla,ir.ation service, with the aid of
his assistant A. D. Morehouse. The
revised report has not been made)
public and it is charged that it was
suppressed because the swamp pro
rioters thought it would injure their
I roject by retarding or preventing
the further sale of the land to the
Representative Clark of Florida
has alleged to the Moss committee
that he got from Secretary Wilson's
own lips that the Elhot-Morehouse
One batch of 180,000 acres of this j revised report was suppressed be-
land was sold to persons in the mid
die west. There is a suit pending
for recovery on the' part of 12,000
Itrsons who invested in this batch.
Men engaged in Belling the Ever
glades and do not tell the purchasers
that with the exception of the fringe
it Is almost inaccessible
cause of the protestations of those
interested in the Everglades.
Then Elliot and Morehouse were
dismissed from the service on the
allegation that they had certified and
presented false accounts.. Their con
tention is that thev were inadvert-
and thafjutiy guilty of technical violations
And actually got no profit and did no
wrong. They were dismissed, they
say, because they had revised the
Wright report on the Everglades.
Seven of them didn't follow directions and we had to show
them how. But every one of those who accepted our
offer are now confirmed Washclean users.
Here's what J. F. Shields, H. Lange, Mill Store, A. Dehr, Rock Island
Grocers, have to say
WASHCLEAN MFG. CO.
Gentlemen : My customers have certainly kept me busy on the Wash
Most of them took the free washing offer the first week, but those that
did not, have bought the small package, saying their neighbors recommended it.
Some few of them needed a little help, but we found they hadn't followed
directions and after being shown how they became enthusiastic.
Better see our jobbers and make certain they're well stocked as we will
have a big sale on Washclean from now on.
Congratulations, gentlemen, your Washclean is marvelous.
Washclean is for sale by all grocers, but could not use all their names on account of lack of space
Maybe your grocer has a few of those free trials left. Better ask him,
so you'll get a chance to see the Billion Bubbles do your work.
Today Your Grocer
WASHCLEAN MFG. CO., Coonvillc, Mo.
nothing but wild vegetation Is grow
ing thereon. Along the canals that
hae been cut into parts of the "Ever
glades bouses have been built and
farmers are prospering in some sec
tions. These canals are miles apart
and between them is nothing but
water covered land with no prospect
Engineers who have examined the
lands say the present canals never
will carry off the water. They are
not large enough. The state of Flor
ida ha not guaranteed to build any
further canals. It has no money
with which to build theni. The peo
ple who are not interested in the
Everglades will not furnisluthe mil
lions that it is estimated will be re- Oakland, Cal. A three-days
quired to complete the work. The : si-arch for "Sir Harry Westwood
land companies, according to the i Cooper," alias Dr. Milton Abrahams,
Moss committee, are not setting 'aad his alleged sixth bigamous bride
aside any money to complete the his been fruitless,
After the Wright report had been Dover, Del A certificate of in
crease in capital stock was filed here
for the Booth Fisheries company of
Chicago, increasing the capital stock
from $7,000,000 to $20,000,000.
Lisbon Many persons and thous
ands of cattle have perished in Por
tugal's floods. The damage is $10,-000.000.
Today's Market Quotations
Belolt. Wis. Beloit college won
the debate with Albion college.
Monticello, 111. Zina Courtwrlght
or Tuscola was found guilty of the
murder of his wife and sentenced to
j i years in the penitentiary.
Do you know that croup can be
prevented? Give Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy as soon as the child
becomes hoarse or even after the
croupy cough appears and it will
prevent the attack. It is also a cer
tain cure for croup and has never
been known to fail. Sold by all
Daily United States Weather XTap
eb U. S. Department of Agriculture.
WILLIS L. MOORE. Chief.
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FORECAST FOR ROCK ISLAXD, DATEXPORT. MOLIXE AVD VICINITY.
Generally cloudy tonight aod Sunday, moderate temperature. The lowest temperature
tonight will be about the freeiing point.
The pressure la this morning below
Ihe normal in about all portions of the
observation field, except California and
the southern pUtean sections, with the
greatest barometric depression over
Manitoba. Rain or enow baa resulted
on the north Pacific coast. In the north
:n Kocky moan tain state, and In the
gulf and aouth Atlantic and northern
New England sections, while moderate
temprraturea continue In the regions
covered by the morning report Owing
to the low pressures to the northward
and westward, generally cloudy weath
er, without any important change in
temperature, is indicated for this vi
cinity tonight and Sunday.
High. Low. Prep.
Atlantic City 44 30 .00
Boston 34 24 .00
Buffalo 38 23 .00
Rock Island 31 28 .00
Denver 52 32 .01
Jacksonville 60 62 J6
Kansas City 56 - 40 '.00
New Orleans 64 38 .06
New York 40 30 .00
Norfolk... ,..46 32 .00
Phoenix 74 " 46 .00
St Louis .....52 38 ' .00
St Paul .; 36 30 .00
San Diego 72 52 .00
San Francisco 58 52 .00
Seattle 50 44 .04
Washington 42 26 .00
Winnipeg ,..E6 24 .00
Yellowstone Park .. . 24 .12
J. 1L SHERIER, Local Forecaster,
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sleeping cars are clean, vesti-
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along the borders of Old Mexico1
The personally conducted tours of
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descriptive of the delightful trip to
California. Ask agent about low one
way rates March 1 to April 15.
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C P. Agent
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Provisions, Stocks and Cotton.
Local oftlces at Rock Island house, Rock
Island, 111. Chicatro office, 88-89-100,
Board of Trade. Local telephones. No.
BOARD OF TRADE TRANSACTIONS
May, lOl'i, 101, 100. 100.
July. 95i- 95'4, 94.
September',. 93, 93'4. 93Va.
May, 68, C7i.
July, 67, 67, 67, 67.
September, 67, C7, 67, 67.
May. 53, 52. 52. 52.
July, 47, 47, 47, 47:
September, 41, 41, 41, 41.
May, 15.95, 15.95, 15.65, 15.75.
July, 16.20, 16.20, 15.92, 16.00.
May, 9.07, 9.07, 9.00. 9.05.
July, 9.25, 9.25, 9.15, 9.17.
May, 8.70, 8.70, 8.57, 8.60.,
July, 8.75, 8.75, 8.62, 8.65.
THE GRAIN MARKET.
Chicago Casn Uraln.
Wheat No. 2 r 99100, No. 3 r 9S
98, No. 2 hw 100103, No. 3 nw
99101, No. 1 ns 110112, No. 2 ns
106llfl. No. 3 ns 102105, No. 2 s
105107. No. 3 s 98(5106, No. 4 s 86
102, vc 90108, durum 90110.
Corn No. 3 62 63. No. 3 w 63fff
63, No. 3 y 6363, No. 4 6061.
No. 4 w 6061, No. 4 y 60 62, sgm
5859, sgy 5859.
Oats No. 2 52, No. 2 w 52(g53'4.
No. 3 w 5152. No. 4 w 4r50.
Wheat closed to lower.
Corn closed to lower.
Wheat 44 12
Corn 491 0
Oats :.121 . 68
To- Last Last
day. Week. Year
Minneapolis 274 198 130
Duluth 10 11 26
Winnipeg 346 225 118
Chicago Estimates Tomorrow.
Wheat today 571,000 217,000
Year ago 360,000 159.000
Corn today 1,420.000 691,000
Year ago 845,000 595,000
C.35, mixed 5.956.32, rough 6.00
Western Live Stock.
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep
Kansas City 2,000 500 200
Omaha 12,000 400 500
Estimated Chicago Tomorrow.
Hogg. Cattle. Sheep
Chicago 55,000 24,000 30.000
NEW YORK STOCKS.
New York, Feb. 17. Following are
the quotations on the market today:
Union Pacific 164 Vi
U. S. Steel preferred 597s
U. S. Steel common 108
Southern Pacific 108
New York Central 110
Great Northern 130
Northern Pacific 117
Canadian Pacific 231 Vs
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Resident work from 9 to 12
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p. m. Evening hours by ap
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St. Paul 101
Copper 65 'A
Lehigh Valley 157'4
New York, Feb. 17. Clearing house
members' average: Loans, increaso
$7,680,000; specie, decrease $839,000;
legals, decrease $718,000; deposits, de
crease $6,951,000; reserve, decrease $5,
520.850. LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Feb. 17. Following are the quota
tions on the local market today:
Butter Dairy, 35c; creamery, 45c.
Lard, 12 c.
Feed and Fuel.
Clover hay, $15.
Forage Timothy hay, $20 to $22.
Wild hay, $14 to $17.
New corn, 55c to 68c.
Coal Lump, per bushel, 15c; slack,
Seville, Spain. Many inhabitants
have been found dying in the city's
floods, which are Biibslding. Ceme
teries were undermined and bodies
are floating in the streets.
LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Opening of Market.
Hogs 10,000; left over 4,659; steady
to 5c up. Light 5.856.25, mixed 5.90
6.27, heavy 5.90(&6.30, rough 5.90
Cattle 300; steady.
Sheep 1,000; steady.
Nine O'clock Market.
Hogs slow, strong, to 5c up. Light
5.856.25, mixed 5.906.27. heavy
5.95 Q 6.30, rough 5.65 6.05, pigs 4.25
5.90. bulk 6.10 6.25.
Cattle steady. Beeves 4.50 8.25,
Texans 4.60 Q 4.75. westerns 4.858 7.00, i
calves 5.75 8.25. j
Sheep slow, steady. Natives 3.35 '
4.85; lambs, native 4.406.40.
Close of Market. .,
Hogs closed 10c higher. Bulk 6.20 j
6-30. light 6.95 6.30, heavy 6.00 j
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