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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1912.
"OLDEST MUSIC HOUSE IN THE WEST"
GOING OUT 5f RETAIL BUSINESS
Over 100 Everett, Harrington, Sterling and Other High Grade Pianos
And the enormous stock of Music, Music Rollsi Bags, Violins, Viclin Cases, Strings and General Musical Merchandise, must be sold REGARDLESS OF COST by May 1st.
Greatest opportunity of a lifetime to save money and buy a make of piano that has been sold by us over 30 years the reputation and quality of which are beyond question.
Millions of dollars capital back of their guarantee. "
We brought the first VICTOR VICTROLA to the state and sold them exclusively for the first year. Today we probably have the largest and best selection of their latest styles,
and choicest Red Seal and other Records to be found in the Tri-Cities.
Anything in Our Store on Time Payments to Suit Purchaser
INSPECTION CORDIALLY INVITED.
JOHN HOYT PIANO COMPANY
111-113 WEST THIRD STREET.
JAMES PICKENS, President
eiG INCREASE IN
Corn and Oats Crops Have
Broken All Records, Accord
ing to Report.
Two of the most important of the 1 1912
grain crops of the country corn and .1911
oat. have broken all records and 1910
wheat has narrowly missed It, accord
lug to the final official report of the
department of agricu'.ture. An In
crease of 1.261.000.000 bushels over
the production last year Is shown for
the four leading grains wheat, corn
fats and barley. These four total 5,
96.000.KiO buBhels. In addition the
hay crop has surpassed all records.
it pain being equal in weight to al-(
most half as much as the increase iu 1!12
the four principal grains. Its increase ! 11,11
over th" crop of 1911 Is 17.775.f00 j 1910
torn. th fetal crop aggregating 72,
The wheat crop ranks fourth larg
Mt in the history of the countxy and
comes within 19,000,000 bushels of
breaking the r cord. Its total of 730,
"C7,0im bushels was exceeded only by
1910 with 737,000.000 bushels, 1906
with 735.ow.000 bushe: and 1901 by
As compared with last year wheat
fhows a gain of 109.000,000 bushels,
corn of 593,000.000 bushels, oats of
496.ooo.uo0 bushels and barley of 83,
With a total value of J3,911,449,000,
the-11 principal crops exceed the value
of the same crops last year by $50,531,
000. In the groat bulk of products is
found sufficient business for transpor
tation companies, merchants and all
other branches of trade and Industry
that profit by bountiful crops. Ther 1"10
is i t a bad spot In the entire picture
a puinted by the official figures. 1912
Th final estimates of the crop re- 11
porting board of the bureau of statis-jl910
tics, based on reports of correspond
ents and agents of the bureau, lndi- 1912
cates the acreage and production of 1911
the United States in 1912, 1911 and 1910
1910, to have been approximately as
1912 107,083,000 3,124,746.000;
1911 105.825.000 2.531.488.000
1910 104.035,000 2.886,260,000
oq ico nrf ere fu(
27,329.000 434,142,000 j
SPRING WHEAT. I
..... 49,543.000 621.338.000
barley: - " '
, 2,757.000 19.370,000
, 2.467.000 12,718,000
, 3.720.000 349,032,000
Mrs. Clyde Scott and her guest, Mrs.
Ben Minor of Oakville, Mrs. Ira Damp
and little daughter Mable were visit
ors in Davenport, Friday.
Mrs. Mary Downey . who has been
making a three months' visit here at
the home of her sister, Mrs. Scott
Hunt, left Thursday for Polk, Neb.,
to spend the winter with her daugh
ter, Mrs.- Walter Green and Miss Bes
Mrs. J. P. Flemming and Mrs. R. C.
Chtnery of New Boston were Aledo
Mr. and Mrs. E. Wolff and daughter,
Miss Opal, departed Friday for Phil
delphia. Pa., for an extended visit with
their daughter, and sister, Mrs. H.
The last meeting of the Columbia
club before . the holidays was held
Wednesday afternoon- The quotation
for the week was, "Everybody's life is
a Fairy Tale Written by God s Fin-
pers," Hans Anderson. The leader,
Mrs. Eng'.ish, was not able to be pres-1 l'n
ent and her place was filled by Mrs.
Harney. The following program was
"Life" Mrs. Harney.
Sketch of Anna Douglas Sedgwick
Book Review, "Tante" Mrs. Emer
son. Mrs. Emerson's review of Anna
Douglas Sedgwick's greatest publica
tion, "Tante," was exceptionally fine.
One new member, Mrs. M. H. Bigsby,
was added to the dub, giving it now a
liM of 60 active members.
Mrs. Thomas Zimmerman . and ! Mrs. G
turned to their home In Rockford, af
ter visiting with Mrs. Dempsey's moth
er, Mrs. Elijah Henderson.
Miss Eva Canutn of Mo'iine who has
been a guest at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Mark Canum for the past two
weeks, went to North Henderson
Thursday to visit relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Willits left Satr
urday for Peoria, where they will visit
their daughter, Mrs. J. B. Robins and
Mrs. J. L. Hoffman and son, Ward,
left for White Pigeon, Mich., Satur
day for a two weeks' visit at the home
of Mrs. Hoffman's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John-H. Bishop. .
Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Johnson and lit
tle son returned home to Chicago
Thursday after a short visit with rela
At a recent meeting of the William
and Vashti football players, George
Clark, the youngest member of the
famous Clark trio, vs elected captain
of the 1913 team. He has been elected
unanimously by critics throughout the
state as the all-state quarterback
among Illinois colleges this year.
Stuart Clark, who was captain this
season, will graduate in the spring.
The following were awarded the var
sity sweaters for this season by the
athletic board: S. Clark, George Clark,
Gervis Clark. V. Smith, R. McLaugh-
F. McLaughlin, McCaw, McCleary,
Morrison, Brancht, McKee, Duval and
Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Damp spent Wed
nesday with friends in the tri-cities.
Mrs. I. G. Morrison and two children
who have been guests at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Williams, left
Thursday for their home in St. Joseph,
Miss Nellie Downey, who has been
visiting at the home of Walter Wake
land near Millersburg, returned home
to New Boston, Friday.
A party of six Aledo people, Mr. and
C. Bowers and two daughters.
companied home by her mother, Mrs.
F. M. Cubbage and sister, Mrs. M.
Webster and two children.
Mrs. Roy Doyle who has been visit
ing her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Hogan, for the last two weeks, re
turned to her home In Burlington,
Mr. and Mrs. O. N. Phillips of near
Hamlet spent Thursday with Rev.
Henry Bloomer and family In Galva.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Welch went to
Viola Friday for a short visit at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Brown.
This is the program for the domes
tic science extension school which
will be held in Aledo beginning Wed
nesday, December 18, and continuing
three days. This school ia under the
instruction of Miss Harriet Reniker of
the University of Illinois. A registra
tion fee of 50 cents will be charged
each one taking the course.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18.
9:30 to 10:30 Uses of Tough and
10:30 to 11:30 The Bedrooms and
2:00 to 2:38 Protein and Fat in
2:30 to 4:00 Demonstration, Meats,
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19.
9:00 to 10:30 Starchy Vegetables,
10:30 to 11:30 The Kitchen. House
2:00 to 2:30 Carbohydrates in the
2:30 to 4:00 Demonstration. Sugar
and Starches. Bread.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20.
9:00 to 10:30 Preparation of Fruit.
10:30 to 11:30 Selection and Care of
.2:00 to 2:30 Water and Mineral
2:30 to 4:00 Demonstration Fruits
and Green Vegetables. Salads.
This school and the Mercer county
domestic science meeting will be held
in the United Presbyterian church In
stead of at the opera house aa first
The Mercer County Short Course
association has completed arrange
ments for the greatest short course
meeting ever held in Illinois. Among
the Instructors are Prof. L. Hegnauer,
a corn expert; W. H. Smith, Illinois
state live stock expert; F. C. Grannis,
one of the best soil authorities In the
middle west; W. L. Gaines of the state
dairy department; A. W. Nolan; Miss
Evans; Mrs. McMurray, and Miss Har
The object of the school is to give
the people of Mercer and the adjoin
ing counties the privilege of obtaining
elementary agricultural Instruction
from specialists. '
The Mercer County Farmers' Insti
tute will hold its annual meeting Mon
day and Tuesday at the opera house.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 16.
2:30 p. m. Alfalfa Prof. L. Heg
nauer. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17.
11:00 a. m. Milk Production. Prof.
W. I Gaines.
2:30 p. m. Various Grades of Feed
ing Steers Prof. W. H. Smith. Dr.
Martin, state veterinarian, will also
The classes in corn judging, oaU
and alfalfa will be held in Mercer hall
each forenoon. Each boy expecting to
do the work. Is requested to bring ten
ears of his best corn, as he will have
an opportunity of having this corn
Judged and will need It to work with
during the classes. Professor Heg
nauer will have charge of this class.
The poultry and corn show will he
held in the new Stevenson block.
All the news all the time. The Argus.
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daughter, Lucile, of Biggsville, camel the Misses Rilla and Ivel, and Paul
Thursday to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Graham and sister. Miss Elfle. left
A. Goempler. Saturday for San Dieeo. Cal.. where
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dempsey re- they will sDend the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Reynolds and lit
tle son Clifford went to New Boston
Friday for a short visit with their un
cle, Clifford Dixon.
Mrs. Ben Sharp and Mrs. Ed Smith
went, to Galesburg Saturday to spend
Mr. and Mrs. George Gillespie were
Rock Island vissitor Saturday.
Mrs. H. R. Angerson went to Gales
burg Saturday for a short visit with
her mother, Mrs. Henry.
Miss Ida McFarland left Friday for
Peoria where she will be a guest at
the home of her cousin, Mrs. Marie
Wiltchise, until after the holidays:"
Miss Tillie Herman of New Boston
spent Thursday with friends la this
The Misses Lela and Lottie Barnes
who have been visiting with Mrs. John
McCaw and family, departed for their
home in Vandalia, Mo., Friday.
Mrs. Mary Lemon returned to her
home in Carthage Friday, after an ex
tended visit with her daughter, Mrs.
Mrs. J. W.' Parkinson and Mrs. W.
Graham were Rock Island visitors
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Bartlett and
Miss Louise Bartlett went to Gales
burg Friday to spend the day with
their uncle, O. B.-Judson and family,
and met their cousins, Mr. and Mrs.
Will Scott of Peoria, who are guests
at the Judson home. .
Dr. and Mrs. L. L. Mclntjre and lit
tle son were guests of Aledo relatives
Miss Esther Pinkerton and Miss
Myra Mlnteer went to Bloomington
Friday to attend a strident missionary
convention. They were sent as dele
gates from the William and Vashti so
ciety. Mrs. John Irwin of New Boston was
a visitor in this city Friday.
Mrs. D. L. Wilson went to Hopewell
Saturday to spend a few days with her
daughterMra. Ralph Ralston.
Mrs. Marie Evans returned home
Friday after a few days' visit with her
daughter, Mrs. W. H. Bartlett, near
Mrs. Bert Creesy spent Thursday
with relatives in Aledo. She was ac- i
ON WITH A RUSH
Hundreds of people bought gifts at this sale. There are a
thousand and one articles left. I can sell all this week and still
have lots of nice things to make it interesting.
Thi3 is a genuine Receivers' Sale. The entire stock must be
sold before Christmas. The room must be vacated. The bus
I want to pack this store with buyers every day and if you
know nice goods when you see them and know what they are
wcrth you will buy because the prices are cut just about half.
A complete general jewelry line. Novelties, silver, clocks,
leather goods, umbrellas, fancy china, cut glass, etc.
Store open evenings.