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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1912.
The War Fifty
The Federals Aim a Blow at the City of Charleston A
Sharp Encounter In the Swamps Between Charleston
and Savannah General Rosecrans, Victor at Corinth,
Is Appointed to a New Command Beginning of the
Army of the Cumberland Confederates Plan to Re
capture New Orleans From the Federals Closing
Days of General B. F. Butler's Rule First Negro
Soldiers In the United States Service.
Bv Captain CI O. L. KILMER. Lata U.S. V.
TTTMI'TS to take Charleston. S.
Al' by land were never pushed
to t'iie extreme of a grand bat
tle, but u picturesque en
counter w.-ij. foucht in the dwimpi
soithwcvt of tl.e city Oct. 22. 1802. In
tl..? suuiujcr f l.v!2 General O. M
Mitchel ::.h -eiit tu command the Fed
cvil Jinny l.vii.g nt Hilton Head, the
entrance of Tort Royal sound. It oc
curred to General Mitchel that a force
niiLt push inland from Hilton Head,
ciu the rnllrond ltween Savannah and
Charleston and ojwn the way for a
land attack upon both rltiea.
Mitchel was succeeded in October
by General J. M. P.rannan. who set out
to fulUll the plans of his former chief.
T!:e expedition moved in two detach
ments on Oct. 22. Taking two brigades,
with a nrw of engineers and artillery
men, Rnmnun sailed the night of the
21t up I'.roiid river and reached the
Junction of the Pocotaligo and Tullfinny
rivers at dnyliebt. At the same time
Colonel V. 15. Burton, with the Forty
eighth New York recipient alone, nailed
OKVFUAL W. S H'MR' KANK, U 8. A., COM
MAMtll OK THE AKMY OP THE CUMHB.lt
LANU. up the Coosa whntcbie river to a point
liflecu miles south of Braunan's laud
Both the I'm n nan and Burton columns
were to Htrike the bridges where the
'hiirlestou uud Snvunnah railway
crosses the I'o ita!liro and Coosawbat
chic rivers. Brumum's column advanced
rapidly toward the Poootaligo bridge,
and :t Hie ci.il of a tlve n;tlc march th
; ii.'tj.i i c! ran into a Confederate bat
lery I v tlie roadside.
Charge on a Swamp Eattery.
'J lie battery was in a wood with a
dep swamp in froyt. The causeway
mriss the xwii bud one bridge,
which tin- eiu-iny destroyed. On txth
sl'lcs of t'ie ruiid. to tlie riht and left
of th I'edci alM. I lie thicket was dense
and iuter-tected by a water ditch. A
territic shower of grape, canister, snot,
fchcll ntid bullets swept the thicket, and
Itriiiinau'a turn found themselves In a
desperate ambush. Brunuuu's artil
lery tool, up the battle hotly until the
iiniimii.i'iiMi gave nut. and then Rran
Iiau ordered the Infantry to charge
through the thicket to the ede of the
swamp in front aud at the same time
tteut two sections of artillery to move
tip the causeway to the ruined bridge.
The Infantry could only set through
the thii ket n step at a time, aud men
were constantly fallinx under the hail
of missiles from the enemy on the far
ther fii'e. but the Federals cheered
h:stlly. and the enemy, alarmed by the
h'.iow nf force. reir'ilted.
Mcanw Ijile ('(.luiicl Barton's espedi
tinii up the Coos.i WHtchie took part in
the general ntlnck. The Confederate
ciiniinatiiler nt I'iM-otaliso. fleneral V.
S Wali.i-r. tiad early telegraphed to
SiMMiuali for help, and the F.levetitO
S')i;Mi Carolina, with a detachment of
an.", nip j;rards. stari'-l by train to TUU
to 1'iM'iitaluo. A steam whistle w
heard in the distance. As a matte.- of
caution Burton lined his men up by
tin- truck and threw his cannon into
s!thn. In n few minutes the train
ill pea red in si-lit on n curve, several
of the cars b 'ins ftat.s. crowded with
A Soldiers' Tain Ambushed.
The train swept on. giving no chance
for parley. It w?.s currying re-enforce-liieuls
to (Set era! Walker to defend
I'oi-otal'o. Barton gave the order to
t:r :jud the truin wns raked with
enniy'er a-i ! bullets. Many Coufer
Mes fell fin:u the cars, and several who
Were oii'y scared jimmied for tbeif
lives and ran off iuto the woods liuluj
the track. Af'er the train passed Bar
ton tore up i he tri:.k and hastened
to-vnrd the station to .-utiles, the troops
should thev leave !Ue traiu He soon
met a force of the eue:u.v drawn up
liefore the bridge and flunked on either
side by artillery. These troops Bartou
cumced until uiclit
Meaunl '.ie the train had unloaded
the South Curoliui :ns. and they alone
oiitunuiUred Hartou's force. After
destroying the brakes and more of the
tr.uk Burton retired to his boats. Be
lus without aninunPiou for hi anil
lery, Hraunan decided to retire to his
Itoats. s;it is tied that the enemy was too
much for hU fon-e. Braanan last 340
TAP DAY AT YALE.
Vhat It Means t the Juniors Whe
Have "Made Good."
The three great senior trodetiea of
Tale Skull and P.ones. lcro'.J an 4
Key and Wolfs Head choose tap
C.-i hlicca member estch from tit
men and officers killed and wounded.
The Confederates reported itKi casual
ties in both affairs.
While the tiring npoa a train of
troops under circumstances like those
at Coosawbatchie seems barbarous,
there were several instances of the
kind during the war. Both sides were
offenders in this respect, bnt In every
case the troops fired upon were re
enforcements rushing to the field of
battle and the firing was done by
troopa sent to head them off. It was n
choice between warlike tactics and
vandalism, firing soldier fashion or
wrecking the train.
A New Army and New Leader.
Oct. 24, lfiC2, General Tf. S. Rose
crans was appointed commander of the
Federal forces in Kentucky. The event
was the creation of a new army rnder
a new leader. Officially the order plac
ing Rosecrans in the shoes of General
Don Carlos Buell simply established
the department of the Cumberland, a
military district comprising ground
within the Confederate states yet to
The official order from the war de
partment designated Rosecrans' force
the Fourteenth corpa, but the command
became quickly famous as the Army
of the Cumberland. The new leader
at once aet his columns In motion to
Nashville, which was the base of Fed
eral supplies when the troops were
operating in Tennessee. The Confed
erates had their eyes upon tl; recap
ture of Nashville. The Conf?derate3
of the west had never recovered from
the chagrin they felt over the easy
abandonment of Nashville by their
army after Grant's victory at Donel
aon In February, 1S02.
Nashville was the key to Tennessee
and southern Kentucky. It was in the
hope of recovering that point that Gen
eral Albert Sidney Johnston took des
perate chances in attacking Grant at
Shiloh in April. He expected to smash
Grant and send him flying back to the
Ohio river and bo clear the road for
his men in gray to march back to
Nashville. That plan failed, and this
next move was legun by Bragg in
midsummer, 1S12, when he started
from Chattanooga and pushed his way
rapidly to the Ohio river.
Failing in his object to get a foot
bold in Kentucky, Bragg retraced his
steps to Tennessee in October, planted
his army at Murfreesboro aud dis
patched a force to capture Nashville,
then held by a small Federal garrison.
The army of the Cumberland as it
came into Rosecrans' bauds was a
motley mass of troops. In the scare
of Bragg's invasion new regiments in
the camps In Ohio and Kentucky had
been rushed to the front to till in vet
eran brigades. There was a nucleua
of old troops that had been with Buell
at Shtloh. but divisions and brigades
had been changed, old leaders had
been lost in battle, and the army need
ed reorganization before it c mid go
forward to attack a foe in his choseu
Rosecrans came to bis new army
and new enterprise fresh from a great
triumph at Corinth. Oct. 3 aud 4. In
GKNKRAL B. F. Bl'Tt.EB, V. K A., PEDKRAl.
MILITAKX UOTtKSOK OF SKW ORLEANS
repulsing there the Confederates un
der Earl Van lKrn and Sterling Price,
Rosecrans had probably saved the
i fruits of iKHieUou and Shiioh In the
When Corinth was fought Grant was
tied up there with a large army, while
Buell was confronted lu Kentucky
with a large force of Confederates un
der Bragg. Bragg wanted help in bis
campaign, and Van Ivorn and Price
were the only hope. If they could
smash the army at Corinth and break
up Grant's reserve at Memphis ther
would be no hope of getting reinforce
ments to Buell. The defeat of Van
Iorn left Bragg alone on unfriendly
soli, for the Kentuckians didn't rise to
welcome his Invasion.
So it was not one of those accidents
ef choice which often work mischief
which placed Rosecrans In the saddle
at the bead of the blggeft army in the
west A leader was needed, and Grant
Junior class, the fifteen members of'
the outgoing senior class making tbe i
choice. Each senior is allotted his mea '
ef the Juniors and must find him in !
the crowd at tbe tree and tap him on !
the shou.der and give him the order i
te go to his room. Followed by h's !
had done nothing of account since ShT
loh. It was even talked of in Vashing
ton to place Rosecrans at the head of
the Army of the Potomac In the shoes
of "Little Mac," who had fallen into
disfavor after Antietam.
Bosecrani Among His lien,
Rosecrans was a man for a western
leader. Ills men christened him "Old
Rosy." and he was a soldier after their
own hearts. A ready fighter. Impulsive
and democratic, the troops readily
adopted him as a hero. When be first
rode along the lines at Nashville the
soldiers gave the new leader an enthu
siastic welcome In their nsual hearty
and Informal way, shouting: "Hurrah
for Old Rosy! We'll give It to Bragg
bow! Rosecrans responded In an
equally informal way. Said he: "All
right, boys! Bragg is a good dog, but
Holdfast is a better!"
Rosecrans organized his army for a
fighting machine. The post of honor
in the center was given to Thomas, an
act of prescience, it might seem, but
by the Review of Reviews company.
SEXEBAXi ALFRED MOCTOK. C. 8. A., DE
VENDKB OF LOUISIANA.
really only a stroke of good Judgment
The right wing of the army was given
to General Alexander McDowell Mc
Cook, a brilliant but unlucky fighter.
MeCook had won laurels at Shiloh and
in numerous other affairs, but his corps
was involved in disaster at Perryville
the 8th of October.
For leader of the left wing Rose
crans chose General Thomas L. Crit
tenden, the noted Kentuckian. Among
his own people Crittenden was known
I as Tom. for the family was large and
sent out more than one soldier. Gen
eral George B. Crittenden, a younger
brother of Tom, went with the south,
and it was his army which Thomas de
feated at 51I1I Springs. Ky., In January,
1SG2. Like MK'ook. Tom Crittenden
had fought nt Shiloh and earned his
spurs as a commander of troops. One
of the division officers In the new ar
my was an experiment as a lender of
Infantry trwps. This was Phil Sheri
dan, who saw the edge of the battle
at Perryville, but little more. Shetir
dan had been in the field only a few
months. His first command was a reg
iment of cavalry stationed on Grant's
outposts in Mississippi, beyond Corinth.
End of Eutler'g New Orleans Career.
At this time fifty years ago General
B. F. Butler was under the tire of se
vere criticism for his rule nt New Or
leans. Hntler had been the Federal gov
ernor of that city since its capture In
April, 1S'!2. Among the acts of his se
verity which were condemned by Euro
pean nutions as well as by conserva
tives In the north, were certain orders
issued iu May relating to women and
the execution In June of a citizen for
hauling down the United States flag.
It was rumored throughout the sum
mer tliat President Lincoln had decid
ed upon Lis removal.
About this time the Confederates put
in operation a plan to recapture New
Orleans, thus disposing of Butler. Gen
eral Richard Taylor, son of Zachary
Taylor of Mexican war fame, had taken
command of the Confederate forces in
vW-stern Louisiana. Taylor prepared to
defend the district west of the Missis
sippi river between New Orleans and
Baton Rouge until he could gather
strength to attack and recover the city
Meanwhile Butler had organized a
reserve brigade led by General Godfrey
Weitzel, and in October he sent it tc
dislodge Taylor from the west bank of
the river. Escorted by five wooden
gunboaU Weitzel's forces moved up the
river to Doualdsonville. Hastily land
ing, Weitzel marched to meet the en
emy a few miles Inland. Taylor had
stationed a brigade at Labadleville un
der command of General Alfred Mou
ton. Weitzel found three regiments
and two batteries in line and promptly
attacked the position. The affair was
short, but spirited, and ended in the re
treat of Mouton from the district.
Weitzel lost 92 men and Mouton 190,
including prisoners. This closed the
operations of Butler outside of New
First Negro Troops.
In order to cope with such move
ments as the, one beaded by Taylor,
Butler had asked for more troops, and
asked in vain. He wit given authority
to recruit and organize white troops
among the natives and on his own
motion formed three regiments of ne
groes, which he called native guards.
The United States government never
formally approved of these troops, yet
did not interfere. They remained in
service as the. First United States col
ored troops. At first the company offi
cers were negroes, but after a short
trial they were dismissed and white
officers appointed in their stead.
Tbee black regiments never fought
under Butler. Their real soldiering
began la the campaigns of General N.
P. Backs, who succeeded Butler early
In November and kept the Confederates
away from New Orleans by carrylag
the war Into Texas.
at the room no one but the men oT the
society knows. With shining face the
lad comes back later and is slapped
on the shoulder and told. "God work,
oid man." cordially end whe o heart
ly by every friend and ncqu.-.intr.nce
by lads who ta'.ve "t.-d?" erery honor
potalble, bj lads .who tuim "mida"
nothing. Just as heartily for that Is
the spirit of Tale.
Only Juniors room in Durfee hall
On tap day an outsider is lucky who
has a friend there, for a window is a
proscenium box for the play the play
which is a tragedy to all but forty-five
of the three hundred and odd Juniors.
The windows of every story of the
graystone facade are crowded with a
deeply interested audience. Grizzled
heads of old graduates mix with flow
ery hats of women. Every one Is watch
ing every detail, every arrival. In
front of the hall are a drive and room
for perhaps a dozen carriages next the
fence the famous fence of Tale
which rails the campus round. Just
Inside it. at the northeast corner,
rises the tree. People stand up in the
carriages, women and men. The fence
Is loaded with people, often standing,
too, to see that tree.
All over the campus surges a crowa
students of the other classes, seniors
who last year stood in the compact
gathering at the tree and left it sore
hearted, not having been "taken:
sophomores who will stand there next
year, who already are hoping for and
dreading their tap day; little fresh
men, each one sure that he at least
will be of the elect, and again the
Iron gray beads, the interested faces
of old Tale men. and the gay spring
hats like bouquets of flowers.
It is perhaps the most critical single
day of the four years' course at the
university. It shows to the world
whether or no a boy, after three years
of college life, has in the eyes of the
student body "made good." It is a cru
cial test, a heartrending test for a boy
of twenty years. Mary R. S. Andrews
in Scribner's Magazine.
They Were All "Pills."
One of the fashionable east side
churches recently witnessed a funny
Incident at a choir rehearsal. They
were preparing for the following Sun
day morning a beautiful selection, the
first words of which were. "I am a
pilgrim." It so happened that the
music divided the word "pilgrim" and
made a pause after the syllable. The
effect was most amusing. The soprano
sang in a high key "I am a pil" and
then stopped. The tenor acknowl
edged that he was a "pil." and
when the bass came thundering in
with a like declaratipn, "I am a pil."
it was too much for the gravity of
the Gingers, and they roared. No
amount of practice could get them
past the fatal pause without an out
burst, and the piece had to be given
up. Musical World.
Richard Gibson and his wife, who
flourished In the seventeeth century,
were a remarkable alr of dwarfs,
quite apart from their inches, which
combined barely made up seven feet.
Both, were clever painters of minia
tures, and Gibson was drawing master
to the daughters of James II. At their
wedding, which was arranged by
Henrietta Maria. Charles 1. gave the
bride away, the queen placed a valu
able diamond ring on her finger, and
Edmund Waller, the court poet, wrote
a poem in honor of the occasion. Gib
son was seventy-four when he passed
away, while his widow died at the
advanced age of eighty-nine years.
Madagascar' Two Climates.
The Island of Madagascar has two
distinct climates, two classes of na
tives and two classes of fauna and
flora. The island is about the size of
France. Along the coast it is tropical
and malarious, and the natives are
darker than In the interior. The in
terior is a high tableland and moun
tainous. There the climate is cooler
and the natives smaller and lighter in
color than on the coast. But in the
interior they are more intelligent, anj
they rule the island.
Excited Author (rnshing behind the
scenest Why are you cutting out the
second and third acts of my play?
Manager I am not cutting anything
out. I'm merely varying the order of
the acts. Several influential persons
in the audience have asked me if it
I would not be possible to have the hero
die in the next act Chicago Tribune.
Opened Hia Eyes to the F-jture.
"Dickie, I'm awfully sorry you use
tobacco. I don't like it. and mamma
imply loathes It. Will you stop wher.
we are married?"
"Isn't that asking a lot, dearie?"
"I wouldn't care for myself," an
wered the girl, "but you know it
makes mamma deathly sick."
"Well, then." he promised cheerfully,
Til tell you what I'll do. I ll never
smoke when your mamma is with us."
She threw her arms around him.
"Darling." she murmured, "that's so
good of you! I was afraid you'd in
sist on smoking once in awhile after
we were married:" New York Globe.
as a proven tr.-$ anl cure.
ample f rrr Saf , post! iv-;.
25c . '7";. J.. 50c
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Phone 2CS9. Lady Attendant.
R. W. KENT
Open Day and Night
S13 1Sth Street. Rock Island.
f ' .Tenalv-. dangerous aad l
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Daily United States Weather Map
Observations taken at S a. m.. aeventv-fifth me
ridian time. Air pressare reauced to aea level.
IsoBA.ia continuous Pnea) pasa through points
of equal all pressure. Isotherms dotted lines)
paaa through points of equal temperature; drawn
only fox aero, freezing. 80. and 10u.
O clear; Q partly cloudy. 0 cloudy:
tain; (D snow. report missing.
Arrows fly with the wind. First fl cures, lowest
temperature past 12 hours: second, precipitation
of .01 lncb or more for past 24 hours: third, maxi
mum wind velocity.
FORECAST FOR ROCK ISLAND. DAVKN'PORT. MOIJXE AM) VICINITY.
Fair tonight and Sunday, iolder tonight with lowest tempertvure about 25 degrees.
Light precipitation in Maine and the
St Lawrence valley has resulted from
the northeastern storm which is dis
appearing beyond New England. Light
rain or enow has also occurred in
Yellowstone Park and New Mexico,
but generally fair weather in the re
maining sections has attended an ex
tensive area of unusually high pres
sure which reaches from Washington
and Oregon to the Carolinas and Flor
ida, with its crest over northwestern
Nebraska, where the barometer read
ings are more than 30.8 inches. It is
warmer in the upper Mississippi val
ley and the upper lakes and cooler on
(By wire from E. W. Wagner A Co.,
Grain, Provisions, Stocks and Cotton.
Loot offices at Rock. Island house. Rock
Island, 111. Chicago office, 38-99-100.
Boa. j of Trade. Local telephone!. No.
BOARD OF TRADE TRANSACTIONS.
Dec, 86, 86, 85, 85.
May, 92, 92, 91, 91.
July, 89, 89, 88, 8S.
47. 47. 47, 47.
30, 30, 30, 30.
32, 32, 31, 31.
32, 324. 32, 32.
18.55, 18.67, 18.5. 18.70.
18.15, 18.35, 18.15, 18.35.
10.77, 10.55, 10.77.
10.30, 10.17, 10.30.
10.17, 10.00, 10.17.
9.97, 9.80. 9.97.
THE GRAIN MARKET.
Chicago Ca6h Gratn.
Wheat No. 2, r. 1.01 1.03; No. 3,
r, 90 1.00; No. 2, h, 87 89; No. 3,
h, 85Q87; No. 1, ns, 8688; No. 2,
ns. 84 87; No. 3, ns. 80 84.
Corn No. 2, w, 58 58; No. 2.
y, 58'4; No. 3, 5657; No. 3, w,
5757'4; No. 3, y, 57'458; No. 4,
55; No. 4, w, 47; No. 4, y, 4747Vi. '
Oats No. 2, w, 3435; No. 3, w,
30 31; No. 4, w, 29 30; stand
ard, 32 33'.
Wheat to off.
Wheat 81 31
Corn ICS 3
Oats . 277 30
Chicago Estimates Tomorrow.
Primary Movement. "
Wheat, today 1,728,000 1,434,000
Year ago 748,000 353,000
Corn, today 436.000 242,000
Year ago 534,000 236,000
LIVE 8T0CK MARKET.
Opening of Market.
Hogs, 12,000; left over, 6,345; shade
lower. Light, 7.30 7.85; mixed, 7.40
7.95; heavy, 7.307.95; rough, 7.30
Cattle, 1,000; steady.
Sheep, 4,000; strong.
Nine O'clock Market.
Hogs slow to 5c lower. Light, 7.30
!7.85; bulk, 7.657.85; mixed, 7.40
'7.90; pigs, 5.00&6.80; heavy, 7.30
7.95; good, 7.50 9 7.95: rough, 7.30
, ".of); Yorkers, 7.7507.80.
; Cattle steady. Beeves, 6.35 11.00;
i stackers, 4.10 7.15; Texans, 4.30
5.60; cows, 2.757.40; westerns, 5.50
9.00; calves, 6.50 10.50.
Sheep, strcng. Natives, 3.604.65;
lambs. 5.50 7.50; westerns, 3. Co
1 4.C0; western lambs, 6.7 5 6 7.40.
U. S. Department of Agriculture.
WILLIS L. MOORE. Chief.
the northeastern Rocky mountain
slope, though no severely low temper
atures are reported from any portion
of the observation field. Owing to
the much higher pressures to the west
ward, fair weather is indicated for
this vicinity tonight and Sunday, with
High. Low. Prep.
Atlantic City 48 40 00
Boston 50 32 .00
Buffalo 3G 30 .00
jRock Island 47 34 .00
Jacksonville fi2 44 .00
j Kansas City 60 3G .00
Close of Market.
Hogs closed 5c lower. Light, 7.30
7.85; bulk, 7.357.85; mixed, 7.40)
7.90; heavy, 7.307.90; rough, 7.30
Cattle, strong. Top, 11.00. .
Sheep, strong. Top, 4.65.
Lambs, strong. Top, 7.50.
Western Live Stock.
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep
Kansas City 3.500 500 1,000
Omaha 6,000 200
Estimated CMcago "Tomorrow.
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep.
Chicago 40,000 24,000 50,000
NEW YORK STOCKS.
New York, Nov. 16. Following are
the quotations on the market today:
Union Pacific 173
United States Steel, preferred .. 112
United States Steel, common ... 75
Rock Island, common 26
Southern Pacific 111
New York Central 115
Missouri Pacific 44
Great Northern s 137
Northern Pacific 115
Louisville & Nashville 146
Colorado Fuel & Iron 36
Canadian Pacific 267
Chesaneake & Ohio 81
Brooklyn Rapid Transit 89
Baltimore & Ohio 106
St. Paul 115
Lehigh Valley 174
New York, Nov. 16. Clearing house
' members' average. Loans, decrease,
13,559,000; specie, decrease, 1,241,000;
jlegals, increase, 1,390,000; deposits,
I decrease, 7,681,000; reserves, increase,
1,329.150. Actual Loans, decrease,
6,795,000; specie, decrease, 950,000;
legals, increase, 1,486,000; deposits,
decrease, 8,666,000; reserves, increase.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Nov. 16. Following are the quota
sale quotations on the local market
Butter Creamery, 32c.
Dairy butter, 29c.
Lard, 14c cents per pound.
Storage eggs, 25c.
Fresh eggs, 32c.
Potatoes, 45c to 60c.
Cabbage. 3c head.
Onions, 50c to 60c bushel.
Feed and Fuel.
Forage Timothy hay, $20.
Wild hay. $14 to $15.
Corn, 63c to 64 c.
Rye, per bushel, 66c
Coal Lump, per ton. 2.75; slack,
j Chicago. Not. 10. Seldom has gen-!
eral grain sentiment reached so hope-
less an outlook on the bull side. Con-
A At A1AP
New Orleans 66 46
New York 48 38
Norfolk 46 38
Phoenix 76 42
St. Louis 50 3S
St. Paul 46 32
San Diego 70 54
San Francisco 62 50
Seattle 54 42
Washington, D. C. ..46 36
Winnipeg 32 22
Yellowstone Park . . . 24
A falling tendency in the Mississippi
will continue from below Dubuque to
J. M. SIIEUIER, Local Forecaster.
ulticna apparently are ripe for very
Past experiences show, however, that
surprises are a feature of the grain
trade, and the liberal profit taking of
Friday in wheat and corn was prob
ably used on some mlcawber
like Idea that some expect bear tri
umphs are about to show.
If wheat bulges today and Argentine
news is good, it will probably be a
sale. It is Saturday and more short
covering is due against the weekend.
For long distance the wheat and corn
visible promise to become very bulky.
Throughout the past 120 days there
has been but one factor the terrific
size of the 1912 crops.
Provision stocks are literally reduc
ed Nov. 1 to 15 and products should
hold current levels.
Decatur again states that central
Illinois is not selling corn and will not
sell until husking is finished. Farm
ers are fighting the idea of selling at
Winchester, Ind., reports five coun
ties in east central Indiana: Wheat,
100 per cent condition, and corn sell
ing at 40 cents. In northeastern Indi
ana much wheat is 100 per cent.
Liverpool comes to lower. This
shows the Argentine crop Is O. K. The
lower cables indicate that attention
from shorts over the week-end may be
the main bull sustenance today.
New York, Nov. 16. President Wil
son cays he will call an ex'ra session
of congress not later than April 15.
Peace prospects are favorable be
tween Austria and Servia. Russia is
believed to have done much to prevent
Idle cars increased 1,543 in the fort
nigh', ended Nov. 7.
Failures were 260 this week, against
2'J0 last week.
KeporU that business continues to
expand with practically all avenues of
Railroad purchases continue on an
extensive scale, notwithstanding the
decision as to raising railroad wages
is near at hand.
Wickersham orders an investigation
of the traffic agreement between the
Grand Trunk and New Haven.
The arbitration board will announce
its decision in the matter of fcugin-"
eers' demands on Nov. 25.
When a cold becomes settled in the
system, it will take several days' treat
ment to cure it, and the best remedy
to use is Chamberlain's Cough Renv
edy. It will cure quicker than any
other, and also leaves the system in a
natural and healthy condition. Sold by
all druggists. (Advertisement).
Notice to Hunters
Will riPAOAHtttA ant, k 1 1 n t m- a
found trespassing on any of !il
Signed by the committee.
Farmers' Protective As
sociation of Black
. Hawk Township.