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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 1912.
ELGIN RACES TO EQUAL ANY ROAD RACE EVER HELD WEST OF
APPALACHIANS; MANY NOTED AUT01STS ON HAND FOR DIG EVENT
policies as Individuals. Here are a
few specimens of risks actually in
sured: The uncle of a rich heiress took out
a policy for 10.000 guineas against her
eloping -with a certain man before a
specified date. He paid 1.000 guineas
premium, and the girl did not elope, so
the broker was in 1.000 guineas.
A young man sued by a girl for dam
ages for breach of promise to marry
paid 800 guineas for a policy covering
any amount of money the jury mlgbt
award to the plaintiff. It gave b$r
Daily United States Weather Map
U. S. Department ot Agriculture.
WILLIS 1 MOORE. Chief.
700, so the broker made more
A cablegram arrived nt the office of a
shipowner stating that one of his
steamers was on the rocks in a dan
gerous place. The owner took out a
policy for 5.500. to be paid to him if
the ship were lost. He paid for this a
rtremlnm of 5.000. The ship was
saved, so he lost the money. New
4& mw-ste Jr 1 v'
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Tcp rew. 'eft to right, Hughle Hughe.
PalDh Muifo'd and Teddy Tetxlaff;
bot'oTi row David Bruce-Brown and
Elgin. 111.. Aug. 29. All Is iu readi
ness for the much heralded Elgin
mad races, to be staged In this city
tort-orrr,w and Sxturcay. Forty driv
ers, Krnii of their poc?en3ir.g an inter
r.iuional reputation, are oa hand to
tuke part in the big event.
While prophecies pertinent to speed
!v-r.:; ;! often vain, it is safe to say
that tii' free for all. the feature of!
the program will compare favorably
with any Vandtrbilt cup race here
tofore held. In respect to cars and
drivers It will excel either the Vander
Mlt or the grand prize of 1911. To
nay ilic It-ant It bhould be the equal
of any road race ever held west of
the Alleghanics, If not in the country.
The foreign entries have made the
free for all and the Elgin national,
whic h will be run at the same time,
International races. Not since the i Eddie Hearne,
days of the 1905 Vanderbllt have en
many foreign machines been in com
petition. The best imported ma
chines, with the exception of those
Clarke, Nell Whalen, and
PILED IN THE PILLS.
probably i He can be depended upon to set out
in front ani beat it until he win; or
Theodore ("Teddy") Tetzlaff, is a Is smashed up.
Califomlan and present road race ! Hughle Hughes is also a favorite o"
champion of America. He holds the . the came. He took third place in
record of 77.4 miles an hour set at the 500-mile race at Indianapolis with
made In England, will race. Santa Monica. He finished second at ; one of the cars he is to drive at El-
Kive events will be decided iu the Indianapolis and won the Tacoma free gin the wire wheeled ppecial lijrht
two days. They are the free for al', (for all. He will drive h'.s favorite ! car class of the Grand Prix. Hughle
the Elgin natloual, tlio Aurora j Fiat, one of the string owned by spends all his time racing or de
frophy, the Illinois cup, and the baby j Fred Hewlitt, the Los Angeles sport- veloplng racing cars,
car event. The present record for j man. He is a favorite in th bettin?. Entries for the Elgin national in
the Eluin national. B-t by I,en Zengel Ralph I)e I'alma. the Italian drive-,! elude: Lea Zengel, Charles Merz.
last : r, Ih CB 45 mil-s per hour, i all but won the 500-t.iile -aji at In-'and Gil Anderson, Stutz; Mulford.
Zengel will ho in the race again thl3 j dianapolis on Memorial day. He re-j Knox; Hughes, Mercer; Boillot, Peu
ycar, driving a Stutz. The following j cently won a Hglij car race at Sant i got; George Clark, Mercedes; Harry
drivers will complete in the free for Monica with a Mercer in record tinif. ' Hastings, Fal; Spencer Wishart, Mer
till: llalph De I'alma. Hughle David Eruce-Hrown, who is one cfjeer; Neil Whalen, National; Teddy
lliiuhps. Kalph Mulford, Theodore j the favorites, will drive a Fiat. He ' Tetzlaff, Fiat; Eddie Hearne,. either
Tetzlaff, Erwln Heredoll, David 1 Is a vicious driver, goes in to win, I Fiat or Peugeot, and Ralph De'Pahna,
lirurc Urown, Georges liolliot, George J and is experienced at road racing. Mercedes
Samuel Jeaaup Swallowed 226,934 In
People were greatly addicted to pat
ent medicines 100 years ago, and a
case that was tried in 1817 in Eng
land gives some idea of the pill taking
proclivities of the time. An apothecary
sued one Samuel Jessup for payment
of a long standing account. The bill
extended to fifty-five closely written
columns and showed that in twenty
years he took 22C.934 pills, beginning
with the modest number of twenty-
nine a day and advancing by easy
stages to a daily consumption of seventy-eight
During the same period he
consumed 40.000 bottles of mixtures,
besides Juleps, electuaries and other
Infallible specifics. The apothecary
won the day, but Jessup died soon
arterwara at tne age or sixry-nve. no
doubt from stopping the medicine.
In the advertisement of their wares
the eighteenth century quack medicine
proprietors were quite as resourceful
as the modern representatives of their
craft. Newberry, the proprietor of
"Dr. James' Powders." was a pub
lisher and managed to make one
branch of bis business help the other
by inducing his authors including
Goldsmith to scatter references to the
powders throughout the pages of their
Thus, in "Goody Two Shoes," the
heroine's father "perished miserably"
I because so unfortunate as to be "seiz
ed with a fever In a place where Dr.
James' powder wns not to be had.
Obeerrattons taken at 8 a. m.. sevpntT flfth me
ridian time. Air pressure reduced to sea level.
Isobars (continuous lnst pass tbrnuttli pofnia
of ejual a!i pressure. Imthkrms 'dotted !iues)
pass throueh point of PousI temporstuxe; drawn
only for zero, fraeiluu. ftic. and 100.
O clo; O partly cloudy: Q .cloudy;
rain; (D snow: report missing.
Arrows By with the wind. First figures, lowest
temperature pt 12 hours; second, precipitation
of .01 im-h or more for past 21 boars: third, maxi
mum wind velocity.
A L'G Pf 'J 2
KjIIKCAST FtU liOCU ISL.M. UAVKNPOUT. MOL1NE AM) V1CISITY.
Unsettled weather with showers tonight or Friday. Warmer tonight.
REAL LIVE NEWS GOSSIP FROM DEM
OCRATIC NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
(Fi --liil Correnponden'-e of The Argua.)
New York. Aug. 27. The fact that
h.e Ih a brother of the democratic can
dlilati' fur pretiUlent hat not made any
difference with Joseph 11. Wilson. Mr.
Wilson, who in tho city editor of the
Nunhvllle Banner, has Joined the pub
licity department under the direction
of JoKi-phus Daniels. Mr. Wilson is
a veteran newspaper worker and loug
hours at national headquarters in!
New York havo had no terrors for
him. To the hundreds of callers at
national headquartern he la more or
letm a point of curlonlty. but lie is en
tirely tiin-oiiHcioiiH of the Interest hi
rentes, uh he bends over his desk
prepuriug copy iu behalf of his broth-
"Of course I am doubly Interested
in the success of the democratic tick
et." explained Mr. Wilson. "But the
fa et that my brother is a candidate
f r the presidency did not change my
The organization bureau is already
In complete working order and at the
present time the mail of this depart
ment exceeds that of all other depart
Mr. Jatnieson Is the only democrat
ever sent to congress from the eighth
He became a printer's "devil" at
the age of nine and arose in the ranks
I if the profession until he became an
Iowa publisher. While not 40 years
of age, his keen insight into organiza
tion matters has advanced the work
of the organization bureau at least
former oovernor t ampoeii was
Eat Them as Indians Do if You Like
Their Peculiar Flavor.
Nobody but an Indian knows how to
eat a prickly pear. The fruit grows
on the edge of a thick green leaf and
bristles with myriads of closely set
thorns, sharp as needles and fine as
hairs. Though they cannot be seen
with the naked eye, they can certainly
be felt, as any one who has tried the
usual method of nicking them with a
make his first Invasion of New York pOCket handkerchief CMn testify The
for campaign purposes when he will , flue thorns penetrate the fingers, and
be the euept of honor at the Working- ' the flesh swells.
The low that was yesterday over
Minnesota has movtd to thJ north
Atlantic coast, while the disturbance
that was over the Rocky mountain
plateau has advanced with in
creasing intensity to Wyoming
and western North Dakota. Scat
tered showers have resulted
about all sections sovere i by
the morning reports, except the Ul
terior of the south. Cooler weather in
the lower Missouri and upper Missis
sippi valleys and tho lake region ia at
tending an area of moderately high
pressure that is central over northern
day and higher temperatures tonight.
Atlantic City CS
Rock Island SS
in 'Jacksonville SS
Kansas City 98
New Orleans SS
New York 70
St. Louis 9G
St. Paul CS
Michigan. The continued approach of j San Diego
the Rocky mountain low will be at-1 San Francisco ..
tended by unsettled weather in this;Soattle CO
vicinity, with showers tonight or Fri-Washington 74
Winnipeg 70 4? .00
Yellowstone Park ... 46 .02
Flood. Height Chug.
St. Paul 14 1.4 0.1
Red Wing 14 2.C 0.1
Reed's Landing 12 2.5 0,0
La Crosse 12 3.4 0.2
Lansing IS 3.S 0.2
Prairie du Chien ...IS 4.9 0.2
Dubmpie 1 5.6 0.4
1 Claire 10 3.1 0.1
Rock Island 15 5.2 0.2
Slowly falling stages in the Missis
sippi will contiuue from below Du
buque to Muscatine.
J. M. SHICRIER, Local Forecaster.
Today's Market Quotations
(By wire from 2. W. Wagner Co, , 5 00(g c g5 . cows 2.75S.15; w
Grain. I'rovlslons, Stocks and Coilon. l---r.. ,
Local olticaa at Kock lulund House. It.'ck 1 it.-itU U.t0 ; calves, CoOy lO.ia.
men's Wood row Wilson club of the
lower east side, at a dinner to be held
at the Cafe Boulevard on September 4.
Governor Wilson will deal almost
entirely, it is expected, with the
problems of immigration and the
false impressions that have been put
upon his views by the quotations of
isolated sentences from his different
j The speakers' Bureau of the dem
jocratic national committee arranged
j the list of speakers to canvass Ver
a : li.ont and Maine in behalf of the
views or attitude. The only thing 1 oevoung an nis time to tne manage
that 1 prow Impatient over Is that ev-1 ment of his mother's railroads and
orvone seems to think that I will hare , his daily companions, who did not ex-
caller at democratic headquarters den-oeratic party.
and related an Incident of the near-j In addition to the vice-presidential
slghtedness of the amatuer in politics. I candidate. Marshall and Governor
"During the 1896 campaign. Hetty ; Foss of Massachusetts, the follow ing
Green's son w as a resident of Texas," speakers will take part in the cam
said Governor Campbell. "He was naien. both in Vermont and Main-
Senator Gilbert M. Hitchcock of Neb-
a political Job after Wilson and Mar
shall are elected.
"This Is not my idea at all. I ex
pect to return to my newspaper dut
ies and I will be entirely satisfied if
in a small way I help bring about the
success of the democratic ticket."
Mr. Wilson is an inveterate smoker
rtid his one bad habit is that he for
ce's to go to lunch. One of the office
bi)s In the national headquarters has
ceed a dozen, were republicans.'
raska. Senator Henry F. Ashurst of
Arizona, Congressman Robert L.
Henry of Texas, Congressman Rich-
"Of course they all talked politics ' ard M. Connell of New York, Judge
of the republican brand. Mr. Green
was In Chicago just previous to the
election and he one day met in the
rotunda of the hotel three men he did
not know, but said they were res
idents of Texas, and we,re going to
vote the republican ticket."
"Here Mr. Green had at least 15
Texas people who were going to
John W. Wescott of New Jersey who
put Wilson in nomination at Balti
more, Dudley Field Malone, Andrew
J. Quinn and Alexander S. Bacon, of
STORIES OF BRET HARTE.
festers, becomes In
flamed and. if neglected, often de
velops imo a serious case of blood
When an Indian wants to eat it he
cuts a small stick, sharpens it and
thrusts the point into the ripe fruit
Slicing off the pear with a sharp knife
and holding it on the stick, he peels it.
taking care to avoid touching the rind
with his fingers. He drops the peel on
the ground to the bitter sorrow of any
barefoot hoy who happens to step
A liking for cactus fruit may be ac
quired, like the taste for olives, but
it is not likely to rival the cantaloupe
or even the bumble grapefruit in popu
lar fnvor It resembles cracked wal
nut shells moistened with water, mix
ed with sawdust and cork and sprin
kled with brown sugHr. a little lemon
juice and a dash of quinine. Any one
who tastes It once Is satisfied to let
the Indian gather the entire crop.
New York Tress.
Island. III. Chicago oitlee. 9S-K9-1UU.
Board of Trade. Local telephones. No
BOARD OF TRADE TRANSACTIONS.
September, 94n, 95' ,, 94V2, 94i.
December, 91-. 95, 91, 94".
May, 9SI2, W.s, M, Wi.
September, 74, 74, 73, 74.
December. 55. 55, 55Vi, 55.
May, 54, 54', 54, 51',i.
September, 32Ts, 33, 32, 32.
December, 33, 33, 33, 33.
May, 35, 35. 35, 35.
September, 17.G7, 17.80, 17.C5, 17.77.
October. 17.S2. 17.97, 17.S0, 17.92.
January, 19.17, 19.32, 19.17, 19.30.
September, 10.92, 11.00. 10.92, 11.00.
October, 11.07, 11.10, 11.07, 11.10.
ie; remher. lf.?2. 10.97. 10.92,10.97.
Ociobcr, 11.02, 11.02, 11.00, 11.02.
Shee steady to 10c lower. Natives,
3.40 4.50; lambs, 4.50g7.15; westerns,
3.504.55; westeren lambs, 4.507.10.
Close of Market.
Hogs closed strong to weak,
S.25(?iS.90; bulk. 8.25CT8.75;
S.lOJiS.95; heavy, 7.90gS.75;
Cattle, strong. Top, 10.G5.
Sheep steady. Top. 4.55.
10c to 15c lower. Top, 7.15.
Hogs. Cat lie. Sheep.
Kansas City 3,500 4,000 4,0u0
Omaha 7,200 2,000 7,500
Chicago Estimates Tomorrow.
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep.
Chicago 13,000 2,000 17,000
been delegated to remind him every j vote for McKlnley. That settled it
five minutes between 12 and 1 oclocKin nis opinion. lexas was going 1
that It is time to eat. Mr.
1 His Dislike of Social Duties ond Mere
Mr. Moncure Conway in his autobl-
invariable answer is, "In a minute.
"The nlore he thought about it, the 1
I ography gives au amusing reminls-
tnd lie is aguln lost In the midst of . surer he became, until in the end he
preparing copy, nut in ratling to go j ugurea ir.ai lexas wouia give ue, ,
cence of Bret Uarte's proueness to
to lur-.ch Mr. Wilson Is only following : republican ticket about 25.000 ma-, ' ... ' , r,
Instead of doing this the dem-: ... ... ' .. . . ' , . .
i to appear, much to the regret of some
: persons who had been Invited for the
j occasion. "When, chancing to meet
he habit of practically all the work
ers in the democratic national head-quarters
"We nre too mnch Interested." is! "In my travels I am avoiding dem
the usuil reply of department chiefs ocratlc ranks. I am cot going to let
ocratlc ticket rolled
majority than ever."
The worst shaken countries of the
world are Italy, Japan, Greece, South
America, Java, Sicily and Asia Minor.
The lands most free from earthquake)
are Africa, Australia. Russia. Siberia,
! Scandinavia and Canada. As a rule.
where earthquakes are most frequent
they are also the most severe. But
to this general statement there are ex
ceptions. Indian shocks, though less
numerous, being often very disastrous.
Loss of life, however, in many cases,
depends on density of population rath
er than on the intensity of the earth
movement. Nevv.York American.
or important apsistants. when
question of eating comes up.
the , myself be fooled by the enthusiastic
talk of members of our own party. 1
, have gone among the independent;
W. P. Jamleson. former congress- and republican voters and have talked
nan from the eighth Iowa district, i and lis'ened with care. It is from
who is Senaior Thomas P. Gore's I there peopl ? that I get the facts to
chief assistant in' the organization j base my statemeut that the democrats
bureau, has demonstrated w hat em-j will have the largest majority in the
ciencv and hard work will do in pre-'history of the party for Wilson and
parins for the election next
Governor Wood row Wilson will
Ho Danger of Stomach Distress or
Indigestion if You Take Digestit
Eat what you want and "Digestit." uon, sour stomach, gas, belching cr
Tw o or three tablets aiUir eating pTe-!olner upeeta Digest it relieves quick-
.v.. ....1 ..v,. . ,,;ly: almost immediately after taking a
dose your stomach feels good as new. !
-it digest, all the food tad makes j DiBt,.ft brouj.ht rtljef t) tnQU8. ;
vci r ;romach feel fine. Brown's Di- anda hv not tvi? Trr it n ah:
is an aid to digestion. Quick j guarantee. We are so confident it j Some of the Queer Risk. Taken by the
-:t;!u relief for indigestion, and a will help you we will give back your' Brokers at Lloyd's
P-recent remedy for stomach up-! money if it fails. Get a package to-' They will take any risk at I.lovds In
.'.. It Is perfectly harmleaa. fine for ; day and try it after eating. Just see ' Loudon. It shouM be understood that
.lareu as weu as frunn-uus. io I now u neiDS your urea overworked . 1, w .-.r n.r-iri.n r,..thi- t
him," writes Mrs. Conway. "I alluded
to the disappointment. He asked for
giveness and said, 'I will come next
Monday, even though I promise.' "
He had a constant dread that bi
friendship or acquaintance would be
sought on account of his writings
rather than for himself. A lady who
sat next him at dlnr- without learn-
' leg his name afterward remarked, "I
I have always longed to meet him, and
I I would have been so different had I
only known who my neighbor was."
1 This, unfortunately, being repeated to
! Bret Harte, he exclaimed: -Now, why
can't a woman realize that this sort
of thing U Insulting? If Mrs.
B. taiked with me and found me un
interesting as a man. bow could she
expect to find me Interesting because
I was an author?" Henry" Childa Mer
win's "life of Bret Harte."
NEW YORK STOCKS.
New York, Aug. 29. Following are
the quotations on the market today:
Union Pacinc 171
V. S. Steel common 74
Hock Island preferred 52
THE GRAIN MARKET. i Rock Island common 2C
Chicago Cash Grain. j Northwestern 141
Wheat No. 2 r 105 Jin.72. No. 3 r . Southern Pacific 111
95 105, No. 2 h 90ffi97'4, No. 3 h 94 j Xew York Central 115 j
97, No. 1 ns 9ti! nm, .no. z ns -rf. .Missouri Pacific 38
99, No. 3 ns 91S9C. No. 2 s 94!Sj97. No. j Great Northern 139
Colorado Kuel & Iron 32
Canadian Pacific 27$
Chesapeake & Ohio 82
St. Paul 106
Lehigh Valley 169
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Aug. 29. Following are the whole
sale quotations 011 tne local market
Butter Dairy, 27c; creamery, 30o
Eggs, 22 c.
Potatoes. J1.40 to C
Clover hay, $15 to -.
Cabbage, 5c head.
Onions, 30c pock.
Feed and Fuel.
Forage Timotny hay, $15 to $16.
Wild hay. 14 to $15.
Corn, 60c to 65c.
I Coal Lump, per bushel, lSe: alack.
3 s 9295, No. 4 s 87fi94.
Corn No. 2 Sl'fiSl, No. 2 w 83
83. No. 2 y 81?S2, No. 3 81Ti;
81. No. 3 w 82'4 li S3, No. 3 y 81fj
82, No. 4 80!S81, No. 4 w 81',i'S2,
No. 4 y 81(5 81.
Oats No. 2 32. No. 2 w 35fi
35, No. 3 w 33'., fa 35, No. 4 w 33
34, standard 34';? 35.
Wheat opened 'j up; closed up.
Corn opened up; closed unchang
ed. Chicago Receipts,
j 'NO-BODY LOVES A BALD MAN
j Every day we see YOUNG men and
women, who have grown prematurely grey.
They immediately fall into the "Old
Age" claaa, because grey hairs ere so
cloaely auociated WITH OLD AGE.
j It is extremely discomforting and humil
, iatiag to be bald to be grey when the
i years do not justify it. The girls laugh at
: the young men so marred the young man
: soon learns to discriminate petweea natu
1 ral hair in ita full bloom of health and
j NATURAL COLOR, and shabby look
' ing grey and faded hair.
I Give nature a chance. Ii the ia encour-
; aged, stimulated, assisted, the will give '
you head of hair that you will be proud of.
! Give it to her. Use
HAY'S HAIR HEALTH i
fmmm . 1 1 1 ii 111 i m a it 1 1 1 1 aw
SiiJU acd site ax lrul biurcs or Ouect jooo rc : o.io:
giri of Mitre and dealer a name. Semd luc for
j trial koctic Failo Ha &pcc Co, Newark. N. J
day Week. Year
Minneapolis 335 229 304
Duluth 57 12 167
Winnipeg 25 C2 51
Chicago Estimates Tomorrow.
Wheat today 1,476.00" CS3.00I)
Year ago 903,000 200,ooo
Corn today 647.W0 209,000
Year ago 649,000 521.000
LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Opening of Market.
Hogs. 14.000; left over, 8,437; slow.
Light, 8.30-5 8.90; mixed, 8.10S8.90;
I heavy, 7.95 "98.75; rough, 7.9538.15.
Cattle. 3.5'; steady.
Sheep, 3,5uO; stea ly to 10c lower.
N.ne O'clock Market.
Hogs Elow and easy. Light, 8.25 fj
8.90; bulk, S.25fS.70; mixed, 8.10"
piga. 5.fi57i 8.20; heavy, 7.90 y
good, 8.15"zfi.75; rough, 7.90&
8.I0; iorker, 8.80-W8.9".
Louisville & Nashville
. .lCS'i j Argus.
All the news all the time
r1 t1ft cftn If -v M.- r-r - r
L,v -o suffer tie tortUKS Indira-j stomach digest the food-uo distress, j wiUi it. but tiat the brokers beu 1 T. H.THOMAS CO.; W. T. HARTZ. 1610.C5; stackers, 4.307.25; Teans
Its Obligation to the Community.
In the discharge of its ol ligation to the community, the
State bank of Hock Island becomes largely a cooperative
Lending its facilities, its resources and it 3 business
counsel in all the avenue3 which make up the business
entity of Rock Island, and
Extending helpful service in all directions, caring for the
needs of small enterprises a3 consistently as it does for
those of large proportions.
Small and large accounts invited.
4 INTEREST ON SAVINGS
STATE BANK OF ROCK ISLAND
Second Avenue and Seventeenth Street.
Capital $200,000.00 Surplus $100,000.00
K. T. ANDERSON, Cashier
. F. CHANNON, Assistant Cashier.
PHIL MITCHELL, President.
I. S. WHITE, Vice President.
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES FOR RENT