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THE ROCK ISLAND AEGUS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 23. 1912.
Daily United States Weather Map
U. S. Department of Agriculture.
WILLIS L. MOORE. Chla.
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osa:i (continuous Poksi pan throuia points
of equal alt prnntnre. Isotherms 'rtotuid llnest
psas ihroush points of eqnal temperature; V vn
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O clear; Q partir cloudy; O cloudy;
(3) rain; (J) snow; report mlaalnf.
Aitows fly wltn tbe wind. First flra. lowest
temperature paat 12 noun: second, precipitation
at .01 inch or more for paat 24 hours, third, maxi
mum wind Telocity.
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rOROAST FOR ROCK ISLAND. DAVKXPORT. MOLIXE AJfD VI CI 31 ITT.
Generally clotd and somewhat colder tonight with the lowest temperature about 20 de
grees. Tuesday and Wednesday fair.
Areas of low pressure which over
He southern Canada and the middle
irulf coast, with the greatest t&ro4
metric depressions over northern Al
berta and southern Louisiana, have
been attended by snow from the north
ern portion of the lake region to the
St. Lawrence valley and northern New
Kngland and by rains throughout the
southern eerttons. At Galves'on the
rainfall amounted to 1.82 Inches. The
Canadian low has also caused a mark
ed rise In temperature In the upper
Missouri and upptr Mississippi val
leys and the western portion of the
lake region. Areas of high pressure
are central over Virginia and southern
Idaho and the latter high is accom
panied by temperatures only slightly
above tero lc the middle and southern
portions of the Rocky mountain re
gion. Because of this distribution of
air pressure, generally c'.oudy and
somewhat colder weather is indicated
for thin vicinity tonight, followed by
fair weather Tuesday and Wednesday.
High. Low. Prep.
Atlantic City 40 2G .00
Eoston 3C 30 .00
Special For The Holidays
Buffalo 34 22 .00
Rock Island 33 25 .00 j
Denver 38 12 .00
Jacksonville 62 50 .00
Kansas City 44 32 .00
New Orleans 54 52 1.18
New York 38 28 .00
Norfolk 38 34 .00
Phoenix 56 30 .00
St. Louis 38 32 .00
St. Paul 24 24 .00
San Diego 62 40 .00 !
San Francisco 58 42 .0u J
Seattle 44 38 .OS !
Washington, D. C... 40 22 .00 1
Winnipeg 18 10 .01 !
;YellowBtone Park . . 10 .00 I
ottles of Fine
All bottle goods retailed at wholesale prices
Handsome Souvenirs With every
purchase of SI. 00 or over
Today's Market Quotations
CEy wire from E. W. Wag-ner & Co.,
iraln. Pruviaiun. Stocks und Cotton.
i.m-Bl otfl M Hook Island house. Rook
iHlund. III. CIiUuko otili-es. t8--10u.
H'miu of Traiiv. L,ocul loiophoncs. No.
wen 13'). )
30AF;D OF TRADE TRANSACTIONS.
Deer m her. 80' 4. 8CSS. 8G, SGfc.
May. !H. J2. S)0,
July, ssi,,, ss.t4i s;t
Deremlier. 4MS, 47T. 4S'.
. Ma;.', 4S, 49. 49.
Jul;.-, 4!n-,, 4), 4!i , 49'Vi.
Dcem!-r. ::::tj,. r.2'. 32.
July, 32 1,
January, 17.43. 18.00, 17.90. 17.92.
May. 18.12, 18.22. 18.10, 18.20.
January. 9.o. !.95. 9 !0, 9.92.
May. 9.95, lO.oo. 9.92, 9.97.
January. 9.72, 9.77. 9.70, 9.77.
May, 9.75, 9 80. 9.72, 9.77.
THE GRAIN MARKET.
Chicago Cash Grain.
Wteat No. 2 r 1.094S1-10H. No.
3 r 1041.07, No. 2 h 890 93, No. -3 h
S7GS0. No. 1 ns 89(S90. No. 2 ns 8
89, No. 3 ns 85(8 87. No. 2 spg 88
tM, No. 3 spg 84-5 87, No. 4 spg SO
Corn No. 3 46S47. No. 3 w 47,sT?
47 U. No. 3 y 46 48, No. 4 4446,
No. 4 w 46(46. No. 4 y 44V46.
Oats No. 2 w 3535V. No. 3 w
3S(fJ33V No. 4 w 33Q33U. standard
Wheat opened 4 off; closed 3-8
Corn opened unchanged; closed 3-8
to 5-8 up.
Wheat 28 9
Corn 428 1
Oats ... 194 33
To- Last Last
day. week. year.
Duluth 354 187 ho'.i.
Minneapolis 759 1193 holi.
Winnipeg 1020 1164 1272
Chicago Estimates Monday.
Primary Movement. A RePub,lc
Wheat, todav 1.845,000 640,000
Vpar orn Hnlirlav 1 Dec.
t orn, today 1,654,000 694,000
Year ago Holiday.
heavy 7.00 7.43, rough 7.00 7.15.
Cattle 10,000; 10c higher.
Sheep 25,000; 10c higher.
- Nine O'clock Market.
Hosts strong; 5c up. Light C.90
7.33. bulk 7.20g7.45, mixed 7.001i7.45,
pigs 5.0o(g6.S5, heavy 7.00Q74.5, good
7.15 7.45, rough 7.00 7.15, Yorkers
Cattle 10c higher. Beeves 5.50 9.80,
stcckers 4.25 7.40, Texans 4.5005.75,
cows 2.75 7.60. westerns 5.83 7.60.
calves 6.50 10.00.
Sheep 24,000; strong. Natives 4.00
5.2", lanvbs 5.9o8.23. westerns 4.10
3.23, lambs 6.33 8.20.
Close of Market.
Hogs slow ;c up. i.ignt o.nu i.Jo,
bulk 7.20 7.40, heavy 7.00 7.43, rough
7.00 7.15, mixed 7.00 7.45.
Cattle strong; 10c up; top 9.80.
Sheep 10c o 15c higher; top 5.25.
Lambs 01c to 15c higher; top 8.23.
Western Live Stock.
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep.
Kansas City 6,500 7,000 5,000
Omaha 4,600 1,800 11.000
Estimated Chicago Tomorrow.
x Hogs. Cattle. Sheep.
Chicago 18,000 4,000 20,000
NEW YORK STOCKS.
New York, Dec. 23. Following are!
the quotations on the market today:
Union Pacific 159M,
United States 8teel, preferred .. 109Vfc
r j c-. , ft i f"
OLAIVB (.CtTl, CUUIUIOU .. t) I UR
Rock Island, common 23 Vt
Chicago " Northwestern 136
Southern Pacific 105
New York Central 108',;
Missouri Pacific 41j
Great Northern 132T
Northern Pacific 120'i
Louisville & Nashville ...... 140
Colorado Fuel & Iron 34
Canadian Pacific 259S
Illinois Central J 27
Chesapeake & Ohio 79
Brooklyn Rapid Transit 89 'i
Baltimore 4t Ohio 104
St. Paul 4.. 111.
fop per 75
Iehtgh Valley 171
Steel, common 264
Potatoes, 50c to 60c.
Cabbage, lc per pound.
Onions, 60c per bushel.
S'eed and Fuel.
Forage Timothy hay. 20.
Oats, 34c to 35c.
Corn, new, 40c to 42c.
Coal Lump, per ton, $2.25;
We carry the largest stock of Fancy Wines and Liquors in
Lit w fl
Cor. 3d five, and 17th St.
NOISES OF PEKING.
MORNING GRAIN LETTER.
Chicago, Dec. 23. Absence oi na
tive wheat supplies in the cenTal west
leads to firm December cash wheat situation.
Local newspapers in their Monday
LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Opening of Market.
Hog 28.000; 5c higher; left 8,476.
Light 6.907.35. mixed 7.00 7.45,
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Following are the whole
sale quotations on the local market
Butter, creamery, 36ic.
Dairy butter, 30c.
Lard. 12ie per pound.
Fresh eggs, 27ic.
Storage eggs, 20c.
reviews favor the Idea or firmness in
all grains. locals think wheat and
corn might be lower today against the
visible reports. I advise purchases on
the down turns in all grains and pro
visions. The hog situation strengthened last
News of the past week was not de
cisive as to the wheat trend. There
was enough bull news to produce
The wheat visible will probably in- j
crease liberally today. Guessing at
weekly visible increases, this year is
an erratic affair.
Bearish sentiment in corn is passing
swiftly. Only moderate down turns
Central Illinois says dealers are un
able to secure cars to fill sales for De
cember and are selling very little corn
for quick shipment. If cars can be se
cured, the January run of corn will be
Liverpool cables again show indif
ference. Weather in the west is mainly clear
Broomhall reports continued good
weather in the Argentine.
The sleepy cable and mention of
nice weather in South America might
cause a small softness on this side
MORNING STOCK LETTER.
New York, Dec. 23. The London
market this morning shows very mod
It is anybody's guess as to whether
the supreme court will really hand
down either the Minnesota rate or
Union Pacific decisions today.
The report of the commissioner of
corporations is in, and strikes the
writer at first blush as being a wild
exaggeration of facta more or less pat
ent The tone of newspaper comment is
as a rule optimistic.
A rather smaller market, attendant
with more or less window dressing in
certain directions, would seem to be,
for the balance of the year, quite logical.
Hideous Din Raised by the Vender
That Throng the Streets.
An an:i!vMs of tbe street noises of
Peking has been made by the corre
spondent of a western American news
paper and onsht to be useful when the
anti-poise erusiule reaches the orient.
The great cause of confusion he finds
Is tbe various street venders, each of
whom U armed with a noise producing
Instrument by wblcb be proclaims hfi
The barber has two prongs of steel
through which he draws n spike and
tbus makes n loud whir. The seller of
sweetmeats holds in bis right hand two
brass cups which lie jangles together.
The buyer of old clothes taps u small
drum with a bit of tarred bamboo, get
ting by this combination a plunk, plunk
that attracts trade. The man who has
wicker b.ibkets to sell beats half a
gourd with a drumstick, the clothes
seller swings a drum which has two
bits of metal attached to it by strings,
the toy dealer strikes a brass gong of
a peculiarly penetrating tone, the knife
grinder claps three blocks of iron to
gether, and the seller of charcoal an
nounces his coming by a repeated tap,
tap on a block of wood.
Tbe watchman manages to Introduce
a little variety. He is armed with a
wocden drum, which he taps In differ
ent measures to mark the different
hours of the night. The sound of bis
drum, however, carries no certain as
surance. On the night when Peking
was looted you would not have known
from him that anything was wrong.
In tbe intervals of the rifle fire tbe
sound of his drum rose undismayed,
signaling in superb nonchalance tbe
The fact is that he is not on duty to
catch thieves or even to scare them off.
as are some of the Japanese watchmen.
His function Is nobler. Tbe sound of
bis drum frightens away the spirits of
evil, without whose presence no self
respecting thief can hope to pull of a
of crimson silk and gold twist, then n
buff collar over which he put his arms,
very finely gilt."
He was at that time wearing gray
and white "In honor of a fair lady t
whom be was a servant when he had
leisure." . So he put on n hat of gray
silk with a gray silver hatband and a
plume of heron's feathers set with sil
He also put on n short enssock of
gray velvet garnished with "little
plates of silver at two fingers' distance
from oue another and lined with cloth
of silver, all open letween the plates."
Then he "rubbed bis face with Greek
wine till he brought n little color into
his cheeks and drank a small draught
with a little bit of bread.
"He then looked at himself in the
glass, strutted before bis officers,
though he had not tbi strength to kill
a chicken, and rode through the town
to tbe great comfort of all beholders."
AN ARCTIC ADVENTURE.
COMFORTED THE LADIES.
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k? Peocla'a National Bank Building. Rock Island. III. 12
Many persons find tnemselvea af
fected with a persistent cough after
an attack of influenza. As this cough
car. be promptly cured by the use ot
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, it
should not be allowed to run on until
it becomes troublesome. Sold by all
All the news all the time. The
A Marshal of Franca Who Was a Hero,
a Gallant and a Dandy.
Blaise de Montluc was a soldier and
a marshal of France who fought
through half tbe sixteenth century,
like a true Gascon, as he was. be add
ed to bis great physical qualities cour
age, high spirits and unquenchable
In the Italian wars Blaise de Mont
luc commanded the defense of Sienna
during a prolonged siege. When the
town was reduced to a few ounces of
bread dally Blaise was overcome with
sickness and bad himself carried about
tn a chair muffled up in furs.
Bur erceiviDg that the inhabitants,
especially the women, were "thus ren
dered apprehensive of their fate should
he die" so runs an excerpt from De
Montluc's Commentaries" "he called
fur" a pnlr of ctjUisoo velvet breeches
'laid over with gold lace, very finely
cut. for they were m.ide at n time
when be was forsooth in love. He put
on a doublet of the same and a shirt
kulaks back to Johrinsen. who admitted
that these were the worst moments he
had ever lived through. Johansen now
pulled off Nansen's wet clothes, put ou
the few dry ones they had in reserve,
spread the sleeping bag upou the Ice
and covered Nansen with the sail and
everything he could find to keep out
the cold. The next day Nansen wns
all right aguln. and in tbe evening
they pressed forward once more on the
march that finally brought them out of
Nansen'a Daring and Perilous Swim
For His Drifting Boats.
Among tbe perilous adventures of
tbe Nansen arctic. expedition was the
narrow escape of Nansen and Johnn
sen on their return trip to the Fraiu
after their unsuccessful dash for the
pole. After many months of hardship
a narroyf channel opened in the ice.
and they launched the two light knlaks
that they bad carried on their sledges
for more than a year. A few days aft
erward disaster nearly put an end to
the expedition. The Incident Is reiMl
fci 'The Siege and Conquest .sjf tbe
North PoW by Mr. George Hrie.
In the evening their legs felt stiff
with sitting in the kaiaks nil day. iiml
they landed on tbe edge of the ice so
that they might stretch them a little.
After the kaiaks. which were hisned
together, had been moored by means
of one of the braces they ascended a
hummock close by and had !een stand
ing there only n moment when Julian
sen raised the cry that fie kaiak-i were
They ran to tbe edge of the ice. but
the boats were already a little way off
and were drifting quickly. The posi
tion was n terrible one. for nil tliey
possessed was on board. Nnusen at
once threw off some of his clothing,
handed his watch to Jubaiisen anil
sprang into the icy water. He knew
that if the boats were lost It meant
death to him and his companion. At
first it seemed more than doubtful
whether he could manage to regain
them. When he pot tired he turned
over and swam on his back. At length
he gained a little and redoubleil bis
By this time Nansen felt bis linilie
atiffenlng aud losing nil feeling. Hi
strokes liecame more and more felile.
but the distance fr.mi the kaiaks lie-
f rame shorter, jind at last be was able
I to grasp a snowsuoe that lay ncnwi
j theterns. He now tried to pull him
i 8e!f up. but his body wax a stiff with
i cold that he could not dn so. After a
! little be managed to swiug me leg ur
to the edge of the sledge that w.is
j lashed to tbe deck nnd then raided tba
j rest of his iMrcdy. They wrrc wived!
1 tnediSsuili.lit iiaddli-d Jo
A Chilly Forecast.
The earth Is growing in bulk on ac
count of the meteoric dust that falls on
It. It has recently been estlmnted that
MO tons fall daily over the surfnee of
the globe, and that milllous of yenrs
hence this will have increased the
thickness of the enrth considerably.
This would have a tendency to bring
us closer to the sun. But centrifugal
force Is augmented at tbe same time In
greater proportion and counteracts this
tendency; consequently the earth would
he swept away from the sun. with the
result that its distance from that body
would be considerably augmented.
This Is spoken of as having possibly
happened to some of the larger miter
planets, "notably Jupiter, in the remote
Milk and Ministers.
Milk became a very lmpirtant part
of the food of families in the colonial
days of the eighteenth century. Jn
172S -a discussion took place In the
Boston newspapers ns to the expense
of keeping n family of "middling fig
ure." These writers nil iaiiied ni'lv
oread and milk for breakfast and sup
per. As cows increased in number,
milk, of course, became more frequent
ly used. Rev. Mr. Higglnson in 1030
wrote that milk cost In Salem but a
penny a quart, while another minis
ter. John Cotton, said that milk and
ministers were the only things cheap
In New England. American Cultivator.
Knew the Symptoms.
"Doctor, my husband Is losing his
mind. I fear. He continually mumbles
and mutters to himself."
"Is it possible?"
"Yes; he mutters to himself, an
when you speak to him be stares at
"I know what the trouble is," said
the doctor, smiling. "He Is memorizing
some lodge work. I belong to tbe same
lodge." Louisville Courier-Journal.
"Now, Tommy." said his mother, giv
ing her final Instructions before h left
for the party, "remember, if you're
asked to have something yoo want
you must say. 'Yes. thank you. and
If you don't wane it"
Tommy raised his hand. "That'a all
right, tun." he said: "yon needn't both
er nlmiit thnt part of it"
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Spotting the Savers
Marvin Hughiit, now chairman of the Northwestern Hallway
eyetem, called his auditor, to his office one day and asked:
"You have a young man named Cunningham in your division,
have you not?"
"Yes, ttr," replied the aiciitor.
"Well, keep your eye on him."
"What for? He's one of my best men.' ,
"Well, he ought to be. I saw him and his wife depositing
money in a savings bank the day befcre Christmas."
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ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS