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THE ROCK IS&AND ARGUS, FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1912.
Tommy Pipes" was the boatswain,
"Chips" the carpenter, "Jimmy Bungs"
the cooper rod "Sails" the saOmaker.
.New York Tribune.
' Daily United States Weather Map
3o e U. S. Department of Agriculture.
AYj ' WEATHER BUREAU. C
M 05 WILUS U MOORE. Chief. )
O clr: ptrtlr cloudy; Q cloud7. v. A aP
Arrow, fl, wltd the wind. First trmTuL V
FORECAST FOR ROCK ISLAND. DAVEXPORT. MOLIXE AND VICINITY.
Fair and warmer tonight. Saturday unsettled and wanner. The lowest temperature
tonight will be about 20 degrees.
High pressures, with cold weather
and generally clear skies, prevail in
the Missouri and upper Mississippi
valleys and the upper lake region and
the northern Rocky mountain states
and on the north Pacific coast, al
though a general rise in temperature
throughout the northwest is occurring
as a result of a moderate low that la
central over southern Saskatchewan.
Relatively low pressures, accompanied
by precipitation, are reported from the
southern sections and the Atlantic
slope. A more decided low is cen
tral over Arizona and is causing rain
or enow in southern California, the
southern plateau states and Texas.
Owing to the eastward movement of
the high and the approach of the
southwestern low, warmer weather is
indicated for this vicinity, with fair
tonight, followed by unsettled condi
High. Low. Prep.
Atlantic City 38 30 .04
Boston 24 20 .24
Buffalo 24 16 .04
Rock Island 26 10 .00
MUSIC RUSKIN HATED. .
6om Wagner Composition. Filled Him
With Blind Fury.
It is of course well known that
when the great litterateur and philoso
pher, Raskin, disliked amy one or any
thing he did not hesitate to say so in
the most forcible language the occasion
might require, it la doubtful, however.
If any denunciation Rnskin ever pen
ned or ottered equaled his outburst
over some of Wagner's music, which,
according to Mr. E. T. Cook In "The
Life of Rnskin," filled him with blind
fury. Thus to Mrs. Burne-Jones:
"Of all the bete, clumsy, blundering.
boggling, baboon blooded stuff I ever
saw on a human stage that thing last
night (The Meisterslnger') beat, as far
as the story and the acting went, and
of all the affected, sapless, soulless, be-
ginningless. endless, topless, bottom
less, topsyturviest. tuneless, scrannel
piplest, tongs and boniest doggerel of
sounds I ever endured the deadliness
of. that eternity of nothing was the
deadliest, as far as the sound went
As for the Lled,' I never made
out where It began or where it ended.
except by the fellow's coming off the
What on amazing prodigy, by the
way, Ruskin was I He recited the One
Hundred and Nineteenth Psalm before
he was three, at seven he had written
a work entitled "Harry and Lucy Con
eluded. Printed and Composed by a
Little Boy and Also Drawn," at eight
he had turned Scott's "Monastery" into
400 lines of verse, and at eleven he
wrote 2,000 lines called the "Iteriad,'
describing a tour in the lakes. Pear
Denver 38 14 .00
Jacksonville 84 64 .00
Kansas City 28 18 .00
New Orleans 84 64 .04
New York 28 22 .18
Norfolk 80 42 .00
Phoenix 72 46 .00
St. Louis 28 20 .00
St Paul 4 8 .00
San Diego 56 46 .34
San Francisco 60 48 '.00
Seattle 54 36 .00
Washington, D. C....42 36 .00
Winnipeg 20 10 .00
Yellowstone Park . . . 8 .00
J. If. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
CLEVER BIRD TRICK.
Today's Market Quotations
(By wire from E. W. Wag-ner Co..
Or. In. Provisions. Sto. ks and Cotton.
Ixk .I offices at Kock Island bouse. Rock
Island. 111. Clilcat-o offloe, 8-9-10o,
board of Trad, bucal telephones. No.
BOARD OF TRADE TRANSACTIONS.
May. 101V4. 102',;. 101. 102.
July. 98 88H. . 89V.
September. 90, 96, 96. 96.
May. 70?,. "1T. 70S. 71.
July. 71 72V. ,71Vs. 72.
September, 71V4, 72. 71, 71.
May. 62. 53. 52. 53.
July. 49, 49. 49, 49.
September, 41, 42, 41, 42.
May, 16.42, 16.50. 16.35. 16.37.
July, 16.75, 16.82, 16.67. 16.72.
May. 9 35. 9.57. 9.62. 9.62.
July, 8.75. 9.77. 9.72. 9.72.
May. 9.25. 9.30, 9.22. 9.25. '
July. 9.37, 9.42. 9.35. 9.37.
THE GRAIN MARKET.
Chicago Cash Grain.
Corn No. 8 68 68, No. 3 w 69
Jjl to have the best eye help !;!
possible that's why we in- !;!
1;! rite you to hare your eyes !;
I examined and fitted here. ;!
69. No. 3 y 68669, No. 4 65
66. No. 4 w C67, No. 4 y 6567,
sgm 62 63, sgy 6264.
Oata No. 2 w 5354!i. No. 3 w
5353V, No. 4 w 5053. standard
53 (g 54.
Wheat No. 2 r 101 102. No. 3
r 100 101. No. 2 hw 1020105, No.
3 hw 101103. No. 1 ns 111115. No.
2 ns 106113, No. 3 ns 1056112, No.
2 S 105110, NO. 3 S 98105, NO. 4 S
9S&106, vc 95f 108, durum 95106.
Wheat opened Vi lower; closed
Corn opened unchanged to up;
closed to lower.
Wheat 17 7
Corn 195 0
Oats 104 59
To. Last Last
day. Week. Year.
Minneapolis 160 232 102
Duluth 17 26 11
Winnipeg .347 478 207
Chicago Estimates Tomorrow.
Oats I 161
Wheat today 306,000 216.000
Year ago 401.000 192.000
Corn today 486.000 529.00a
I Year ago '. 858,000 473,000
THE STOCK MARKET.
Opening of Market
Hogs 13,000; left over 4,054; strong
to 6c higher. Light 7.35 7.70, mixed
7.357.70, heavy 7.35 7.75, rough 7.35
Cattle 2.600; steady.
Sheep 7,000; atrong.
Nine O'clock Market
Hogs shade higher. Light 7.35 7.70,
mixed 7.35 7.70. heavy 7.3507.70,
rough 7.35S7.50, bulk 7.507.70, pigs
5.25CP7.1C, Yorkers 7.607.70.
Cattl" stead. Beeves 6 2508.65.
Tezans 4.5025.83, westerns 5.106.85,
calves 6.60 4j 8 00.
Sheep steady to .uroof Natives 4.00
66.00; lambs, natives 6.857.80.
Close of Market
Hogs generally 6c lower. Light 7.35
67.65, bulk 7X067.65. mixed 7.30
7X5, heavy 7.3007.65,' rough 7.3067.45.
Cattle, top 8.65.
Western Live Stock.
Hogs. Cattle Sheep.
Kansas City 6,000 600 2,000
Omaha 8,100 1.100 8,100
Estimated Chicago Tomorrow.
Hogs. Cattle Sheep.
Chicago 16.000 200 100
NEW YORK STOCKS.
New York, March 22. Following are
the quotations on the market today:
Union Pacific 169
U. S. Steel preferred 113
U. S. Steel common 67
Rock Island preferred 52
Rock Island common 27 .
Southern Pacific 112
New York Central 113
Missouri Pacific 43
Great Northern 133
Northern Pacific 122
Louisville & Nashville 157
Colorado Fuel & Iron 29
Canadian Pacific 233
Lead 58 Vi
Chesapeake & Ohio 78
Brooklyn Rapid Transit 82
Baltimore & Ohio 105
Atchison ..." 108 Vi
St. Paul 109
Lehigh Valley 166Vi
Republic Steel common 21
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
March 22. Following are the quota
tions on the local market today:
Butter Dairy, 35c; creamery. 45c.
Feed and Fuel.
Clover hay, 115.
Forage Timothy bay. 120 to $22. '
Wild bay. $14 to $17.
New corn, 65c to 58c.
Coal Lamp, per bushel, 15c; slack,
Weed Nightjar Has a Way
Openly Concealing Itself.
In bis book "A Naturalist In the
Guiacas" Eugene Andre tells of the
tricky manner In which one bird feels
the banters. He says:
The wood nightjar la a difficult bird
to detect daring the day. He chooses
for perching some mottled stump or
branch so closely resembling bis plum
age tfeat be appears to form part of
the bough upon which he is sitting.
suppose that In my wanderings I must
have passed quite close to a good many
of these large nightjars, yet I must con
fees that only on one occasion did I get
a good opportunity of observing the
habits of this bird.
"We had had a morning's duck shoot
ing and were resting in the shade of
one of the mangrove trees which line
the creeks, when what had appeared
to me to be a dry stump jutting out of
one of the branches seemed to more
6lightly. I threw lumps of clay and
bits of stick at it but it did not move
until it was actually struck, when, to
our surprise, a wood nightjar flitted a
short distance away, alighting on
stump similar to the one which he had
left a moment before. He immediate
ly flattened bis tail against bis perch
and assumed an attitude which gave
him all the appearance of being part of
the stump on which be rested.
"I disturbed him repeatedly, and be
Invariably followed the same tactics.
He always chose as resting places
stumps or branches which his plumage
resembled, and he took a position so
suggestive of a piece of wood that I
should certainly have passed him by
bad I not been watching his move
ments and seen him alight"
Miss Teel's Hair Shop
Room 410, Beet Building.
Telephone West 2334.
Shampooing, Manicuring, Scslp Massage, Facial Massage, Halr
Jreasing. Hair Goods and Toilet Articles.
Old as the Hills, Used In All Countries
and Never Alter.
In the American and English navies,
as well as in the merchant marines,
are found nicknames that have been
in use since before men dreamed that
there was land on the other side of
the western ocean. Tradition, most
Inflexible of all rules, governs them,
and they never alter, whether the ship
clears from the Golden Gate or from
London docks. Some of the nicknames
axe of obvious origin; others seem to
gain force by their apparent lack of
For instance, why should all men
named Wright be called "Shinerr
Clark is Invariably "Nobby," Green is
"Jimmy." and a White is a "Knock
er." "Spud" Murphy explains itself,
as does "Dusty- Miller. "Lofty" and
"Shorty" do not need to present cards
to their mates when they sign on.
and it is not worth while for the bru
nette sailor to resent It when a friend
ly chap hails him as "Nigger." He
an't whip the entire crew, one after
- The rigid forma of the quarterdeck
do not bold during the watch below,
and the captain is the "Skipper," and
the first lieutenant is familiarly "Jim
my the One." On fighting ships the
gunnery lien tenant la "Gunnery Jack."
or, more briefly, "Guns," the tor
pedo lieutenant Torpedo Jack" or
"Sparks" and the navigating officer
ETfi f liMiiilJubr wTTuIi know.
A DEAL IN STOCKS.
Comment of the Man Who Witnessed
the Quick Transaction.
Sitting at his desk on the tenth floor
of a Wall street building the man in
charge of the investment department
PIMPLES CURED IN 10 DAYS
Or Your Money Back.
Anyone who has Plmplws, Black
Heads. I.lver Kpots, Open Sores , and
Eruptions, should know it Is because of
bad blood. The circulation has become
contaminated with matter that has dis
eased the blood, which is being forced
Hello! Is This The People's?
THIS IS NEW YORK HEADQUARTERS
Please tell the thousands of our loyal
patrons in your City and Vicinity, who
have been patiently waiting for our
formal Spring Opening, that it takes place
ON SATURDAY MARCH 23rd
iii Ex'raerdinary Display cf
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For Men,. Women and Children,
represent not only the best Styles and
Values we have ever offered, but the best in town at any
price. Our large Store is brim' full of New York's Latest
Styles of -
LADIES SUITS, COATS and DRESSES
If they are undecided what is best to buy, our extensive stock will
help them choose the right styles and the most becoming Garments.
Latest Styles LADIES' HATS Lowest Prices
Men's and Young Men's Spring Clothing
We are showing the finest selection of Men's Suits at the Lowest Prices
possible, considering quality. Our wide range of Styles and Fabrics, affords easy
choosing. An excellent assortment of Boy's Spring Clothing.
We Desire Your Patronage
We know every one in town wants to sell you a Spring Outfit. We
want to convince you that no other Store can offer you the inducements
we do, and we are, therefore, justly entitled to all favors you may see
fit to offer us.
Your Credit Is Good That's Understood
THE PEOPLE'S STORE
The Home of Style, Quality and Value.
319-321 Twentieth Street.
Kock Island, 111.
out of the sysirm through the pores of
the . iKin. j his condition cannot be
cured unless you remove the cause. Bln
Ter Complexion Tablets purify the
blood, strengthen the system and make
your skin healthy, thus restoring your
complexion to its clear, youthful appear
snre. I'nder the purifying and tonic
effect of Bin-Ter Complexion Tablets
the system will he built up and your
skin cleared, usually in about ten days.
THOMAS DRl'G OOMPAXV.
or' a Slock Exchange house was dis
cussing the bond market with a visitor.
A message from the telegraph room
was laid upon his desk. "Pardon me,"
be said to his visitor as he picked up
his telephone instrument and asked for
a Philadelphia connection. He imme
diately replaced the receiver, and the
discussion of the bond market was re
sumed. The telephone bell rang. "Par
don me," said the investment expert
again as he lifted the telephone instru
ment "I'll take those fifty shares," he
said into the telephone. '
Evidently he got them. He broke off
the connection, wrote ,a message for
the wire and sent it off to the telegraph
room by a boy. The discussion of the
bond market was resumed once more
and continued until another message
came from the wire room. The invest
ment expert merely glanced at it and
went on with the conversation.
His visitor broke in to ask a question,
"Do you mind telling me the nature of
that transaction you have just con
cluded?" "JuVfc then?" said th invest
ment expert "Why, I bought fifty
shares of an investment stock in Phila
delphia by telpphone and sold them in
Columbus, O., by our private telegraph
wire. What about it?" "Oh, nothing,"
said the visitor, "only it occurred to me
that a few years ago it might have
taken four weeks instead of four min
utes to do it" Then they went on with
their . talk about the bond market
New York Post.
all tor the clear, cool light of th
hazel. After they had exhausted their
eloquence, with the usual effect of con
firming themselves in their original
opinions, the fourth yonng sawbones
suddenly broke in : "I don't care a hang
about your blue eyes or your brown
eyes or your gray eyes! Just give me
sore eyes and plenty of 'em, and I'll be
happy." Saturday Evening Post
Durability of Stsol.
Senrlv all f In failures of steel occur
very early hi its history. A bar or a
plate of steel that lasts a year in serv
ice may be regarded as perfectly dura
ble. Continual bending backward and
forward, as in what la called "panting"
a boiler's end, is the most trying for
sleel which, according to an expert, is
"tumultuous in youth, trustworthy in
middle age and beyond reproach In
All the news all the time The
DoiTt Throw It Away
Don't give or throw away any
garment until you find out
whether or not we can restore
it to usefulness.
Our prices are moderate
our work is satisfactory.
Bring us your old suit. We
wll restore its original look.
CLEANING, PRESSING, RE
PAIRING AND DYEING.
Men's work a specialty.
Telephone West 317.
YE TOG SHOP
G. E. BAKER
1807 Va Second Avenue.
A distinguished eye surgeon tells a
good story of his hospital days. Three
other young, newly fledged oculists,
and himself were chatting in their
quarters in the hospital when the con
versation turned, as was natural In
young men, upon the beauty of differ
ent colors of eyes. One championed
the, superior brilliancy and sparkle of
the blue eye. another the depth and
fire of the brown, while the third was
"Just Some Stove Talk"
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A stove for cooking or heating for coal, gas or
gasoline, no matter what size, pattern or style, we
have it and we can save you from $5 to $10 on the
price compared with any furniture or installment
Yes, we sell repairs for all stoves, black and set
stoves and connect them with the hot water tank.
Telephone West 18.
Allen , Mvers & Comp x
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If you have any horses or
mules to sell, see
If you want to buy any
horses or mules call at the!
Thornhill Sales Stables
318 TWENTY-SECOND ST.
Finest in the Wc; 1
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