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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1912.
Daily United States Weather Map
imition of William L. Distin of Quincy, ;
111., to be surveyor general of Alaska. )
Tbis Jb a reappointment, Mr. Distin
U. S. Department of Agriculture.
WILLIS L. MOORE. Chtei.
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having made such a satisfactory reo
! ord that the president' decided be bad
j earned a continuance in office. The
president also reappointed Harry K.
j Alexander as postmaster at Palestine,
MORNING GRAIN LETTER.
Chicago, Dec. 19. Th morning pa
pers are again enthusiastic as to wheat
firmness. They are very sensibly im-!
pressed with the red wheat premi-!
urns. Several obstinate bears covered i
wheat on Wednesday. I believe all
grains are on a sound break. Should
wheat break today, good purchasing
teems certain a new. view is being
i taken of the silua'ion. The present
strength is based on absence of native
wheat supplies in the central west.
Corn futures are declared on
FOKKCAST Hll! I;k:K ISLAMl. IJAVKNHOUT. MOLI.VK AM) VICIXITY.
Generally cloudy tonight and Friday, colder Friday. The lowest temperature tonight wil be
about tbe freezing point.
The northeastern storm which has
advanced to New England has caused
f eneral rain or snow from the' St. Law
rence valley anl the eastern portion of
general rise in temperature on the
eastern Rocky mountain slope. ' An
area of high pressure and lower tem
perature Is central over Washington
and Oregon and the barometers are
the lake region sojtbward to Florida. I also considerably above the normal on
.t N"v York tfci rointni; amounted to ! the gvlf coast. The eastward move-
Rock Island 31
Kansas City 34
New Orleans 5S
New York 52
1.3C Inch' s, and at Boston to 1.02 I ment of the North Dako'a low and the i Norfolk
IncheB. LiKhr. precipitation during the approach of the north Pacific high will
pat 24 hours on the north Pacific , be Attended by generally cloudy weath-
coasf, in th" nor hern Rocky mountain
Utes and northern Minnesota and at
occasional stations in tbe ('anadian
northwest ban resulted from the nor;h
western low which has moved from Al
berta to North Hakota. This disturb
ance has alsc been accompanied by a
er In this vicinity tonight and Friday,
with colder Friday.
Allan-ic City 52 40
Boston 42 3
St. Louis 34
St. Paul 2C
S: n Diego 7$
f.n Francisco 5S
Washington, D. C. ...52
Yellowstone Park ...
healthy basis. The ea6t will take its i
eVova rF tho Mo- mnvumont TVl Pro I
seems little chance of December corn
expiring below 4"Vj or 4Si. Contract
stuff is worth around 50 cents. Sever
al houses that believed in lower corn
prices have joined the dip buy club.
There cannot be any harm in covering
investment sales of products. Give the
market a rallying chance.
Should wheat advance ?i or 1 cent
early, I would not follow.
MORNING STOCK LETTER.
New York, Dec. 19. The Bank of
England rate is unchanged. And that
is rather beter news than had been
expected. The London market, how
ever, is a long way from handsome.
As to news: Since we last had tbis
pleasure, it consists largely of the
Wickersham statement in regard to the
Southern Pacific segregation.
As to the fu'ure of the market, we be
lieve the tendency Is downward.
At Y. M. C. A
TO IMPROVED ROADS
A. K. Ninsen of Davenport, secretary
of the recently organized Tri-Cit.y
d ean to Ocean Official Highway asso
ciation, represented the organization
at the xood roads conference in Des
Moines, Iown. Tue0;!s;' and Wednes
day. Ah a result of the meeting Iowa
hope to Kr'a:'.y !n' prove Its roads.
Fcllowing an the resolutions adopted
by the conference:
First There is a strong movement
tMs movement and will doubtless lend
financial assistance to such states as
engage in the undertaking. Ve be
lieve Iowa cannot, afford to lag behind
in this work, and we recommend that
our coming legislature test, the senti
ment of our people by submitting at
the next general election the question
of issuing bonds for good roads im
provement under t,he provisions of sec
tion 5, article VII, of the state consti
tuton. Second We favor the compulsory
dragging of earth roads and the main
tenance of an 'ample and noii-diverti-1
ble drag fund. The present dras law
highway commission with adequate
Fourth We recommend the classi
fication of the rural highways of the
Fifth We favor a 1 mill tax for
state aid for highway improvement, to
be levied within the next t,wo years.
Sixth We favor the appointment of
a county engineer by the board of su
pervisors of each county, subject to
the approval of the state highway
. The noonday prayer meeting at the
V. M. C. A. yesterday was led by Dr
W. S. Marquis, and the theme was
along the l:ne of increasing the effi
cient use of the bible in Christian
work. It was decided that for the
next two weeks, the meeting should be
htld on Thursday noon, instead of
Wednesday, as Christmas and -New
Year's days fall on Wednesday. Rev.
J. L. Vaneje will lead the meeting on
next Thursday neon. The attendance
at these noonday meetings has been
most encouraging, and it is expected
that they will grow in interest and at
tendance after the rush of the holiday
season is past.
Bids will be received at the mayor's
office, Rock Island, 111., until 9 a. m.,
Dec. 21, 1912, for 30,000 feet of red or
white oak lumber, three inches thick,
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.
This is a genuine Receivers' Sale. The entire stack must bo
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
worth you will buy because the prices are cut just about half.
A complete general jewelry line. Novelties, silver, clockB,
leather goods, umbrellas, fancy china, cut glass, etc. ;
Store open evenings.
on for permanent roads In the states 'Bnou d be simplified and made more
f the east, west and middle west. The
nutiona'. government Is encouraging
Third We favor a permanent state
Seventh In order that the people r bridge flooring, sawed In length as
may know what the Iowa road laws ac-!fllos: 20,000 feet, 4 feet 5 inches
tually are, we favor their codification. ! in length; 10,000 feet, 4 feet 7 inches
jin length. F. O. B. Searstown, Rock
Taft Reappoints lllinoisan. 'island county. Illinoison the C, R. I.
Washington. Deo. 19. The presideny & P. railway. H. M'. SCHRIVER,
s:-n't to the senate yesterday the nom- j Mayor.
At HorblitY Dept. Store
Great precaution has been taken in our store selecting the
quirements. While o.ir expenses ccmparing with the large
suit the most critical shopper.
Handkerchief Sale for this Week. Special
Beautiful embroidered handkerchiefs, 15c
sellers, this week, two for 5q
Regular 10c handkerchiefs, embroidered corners,
this week, each 5q
A "arge line of fancy handkerchiefs, up to 25c
sellers, this week 10c and 15c
Ladies & Gent's Hose Sale this week Special
Ladies' fine silk hose in fancy holiday boxes,
two pair in a box, for $1.00
M'n's fine lisle socks in burnt wood boxes,
two pair in a box for' 5Qq
Men's suspenders, arm bands and garters, also a
fancy line of ties, all put up in fancy holiday boxes,
a useful gift for men. this week .... 25c and 50c
Phoenix mufflers at the special price of Qq
Colored embroidered ruffled cushion slips, trimmed
witt natural velvet rost s also Arabian linen mesh
center pieces and dresser scarfs, attractively trim
mod with embossed velvet flowers, this week. . 5Qq
Hemstitched and drawn work center pieces and
scarfs at the special price of '. 25c
Collapsibe go-carts, rubber tires, all leather, $2.25
values, this week while they last, only $1.98
Red toy chairs, only 45 c
Dressed dolls, while they last, two for 5q
very best and most useful gifts for your Christmas re
stores are smaller, it enables us to set low prices to
In Our Grocery Dept.
Navel oranges, this week, per dozen 22V2C
Fancy Christmas candy, a variety of 16 kinds of
best selection, 17V2c values, this week, lb.. . I2V2C
Fresh 1912 mixed nuts, while they last lb 15c
Monarch catsup, the king of all catsups.
this week, per bottle 20c
Queen ohves in jars, fine, lasting, per jar 25c
Our Club asparagus, very tender, per can 15q
Granulated sugar, this week. 18 pounds for. . $1.00
Eumford baking powder, 25c size, this week, . 20c
Farm House early June selected peas, two cans 25c
Grape Fruit, 10c size, this week two for .... J5C
New York Baldwin apples, this week, peck.. 30c
Get your Jonathan apples by the box, tie very finest
selection, they are $2 sellers, for this week. . $1.79
Remember us on Xmas trees, holly, all kinds of
wreaths and a fine selection of green ligetabes and
fruits for your Christmas dinner.
Today's Market Quotations
HORBLIT'S DEPT. STORE
1615-1617 Second Avenue, Rock Island
(By wire from E. W. Wagner & Co.,
Grain, W-ovislons, Storks and Cotton,
lineal offices at Rock Island house. Rock
Island. 111. Clilcatfo offices. 98-99-100,
Board of Trade. Local telephones. No.
BOARD OF TRADE TRANSACTIONS.
December, 85, 8G, 85, 85.
May, 91, 91Vi, 90, 90.
July, 87, 88, 87, 87.
December, 48, 48, 48B, 48'4.
May, 48, 49,8, 48, 48.
July, 49, 49, '49, 49i. .
December, 33, 33, 32, 32.
May, 33!,;, 33, 331,4, 33Vi.
July,3V4. 33. 33'4, 33.
January, 17.85, 17.87, 17.75, 17.80.
May, 18.10, 18.12, 18.02, 18.07.
January. 9.90. 9.90. 9.85, 9.87. w
May, 9.90, 9.92, 9.87, 9.90.
January, 9.72, 9.75, 9.67, 9.70.
May, 9.72, 9.75, 9.70, 9.72.
THE GRAIN MARKET.
Chicago Cash Grain.
Wheat No. 2 r 1.091.10, No. 3 r
1.0401.07, No. 2 h 87'489, No. 3 b
8b 89, No. ns 88 89, No. 2 ns 87
88, No. 3 ns 84 6 86, No. 2 epg 86
&-S7, No. 3 spg 8485. No. 4 epg 80
Corn No. 3 46m46Vi. No. 3 w 47
C48, No. 3 y 464&47, No. 4 44&45,
No. 4 w 4546Vi. No. 4 y 44ft
No. 2 w 35. No. 3 w 33U34, No.
4 w 3233. standard 3434.
Wheat, opened 1-4 up; closed un
changed. Corn opened 1-8 an,; closed un
changed. Chicago Receipts.
Wheat 38 10
Corn 347 0;
Oats 160 ' 37,
Northwest Cars. j
To- Last Las: i
day. week. year. J
Minneapolis 513 661 181 '
Duluth 247 269 117 j
Winnipeg 60S 589 652;
Chicago Estimates Tomorrow. j
Primary Movement. j
Receipts. Shipment? i
Wheat today 1,143.000 417,000';
Year ago 478.000 257,000 1
Corn today 1,025,000 527,000!
Year ago 509,000( 66T.000
LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Opening of Market. j
Hogs 17,000 ; 5c up; left over 4.C28. j
Light 6.80-37.20, mixed 6.907-32, I
heavy 6.85 7.35, rough 6.857.03.
Cattle 4.5i0; steady.
Sheep 12,000; 10c up.
Nine O'clock Market.
Hogs 5c up. Light 6.807.20, bulk
7.057.25, mixed 6.907.32, pigs 5.00
C.75, heavy 6.857.35, good 7.05
7.35, rough 6.857.05, Yorkers 7.10
Cattle steady to strong. Beeves 5.45
9.75, stockers 4.207.25, Texans4.40
5.G5, cows 2.707.50, westerns 5.25
7.50, calves C.50 10.00.
Sheep steady to 10c up. Natives 3.85
5.10, lambs 5.758.10, westerns 4,00
5.10, lambs 0.008.10.
. Close of Market.
Hogs 5c up. Light 6.807.20, bulk
7.057.25, mixed 6.907.35, heavy 6.85
7.35, rough 6.857.05.
Cattle strong; top 9.75.
Sheep strong; top 5.10.
Lambs strong; top 8.10.
Western Live Stock.
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep.
Kansas City 6,000 3,000 2,000
Omaha 7,000 1,900 4,000
Estimated Chicago Tomorrow.
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep.
Chicago 17,000 2,000 5.000
NEW YORK STOCKS.
New York, Dec. 19. Following are
the quotations on ths market today:
Union Pacific 158
U. S. Steel preferred '..109
U. S. Steel common CG
Rock Island preferred 43
Rock Island common 23
Southern Pacific ... J 106
New York Central 109
Missouri Pacific 41
Great Northern 134
Northern Pacific 120
Louisville & Nashville 1.39
Colorado Fuel & iron 32
Canadian Pacific 257
Chesapeake & Ohio 78
Brooklyn Rapid Transit 88 J
Baltimore & Ohio 104
St Paul 113
Lehigh Valley 1T0V4'
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Dec. 19. Following are the whole,
sale quotations on the local market
today: " '
Butter, creamery, 86c
Dairy butter, J3c.
Lard, 12 c per pound.
Fresh eggs, 30c.
' Storage eggs, 20c,
Potatoes, 60c to 60c.
Cabbage, lc per pound.
Onions, 60c per bushel.
ted and Fuel.
Forage -Timothy hay, f2(V
Oats, 34c to 35c.
Corn, new, 40c to 42c
Coal Lump, per ton, $2.25; slack,
The peculiar properties or Chamber
tain's Cough Remedy hare been thor
oughly tested during epidemics of in-
ftfiuenza, and wnen it was taken in
time we have not heard of a single
rate of pneumonia. Sold by all drug
The Davenport & Muscatine Railway company an
nounces a ninety (90) minute schedule, commencing
Monday, and continuing through the holidays.
6:00 a, m.
7:30 a. m.
9:00 a. m.
10:30 a. m.
1 :30 p. m.
3:00 p. m.
4:30 p. m.
6:00 p. m.
9:00 p. m.
Davenport & Muscatine Ry. Co.