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TIIE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY, XCT.T 22, 1913.
Chicago and New York market fur
nished by E. V. 'Wagner & Co., mem
bers Chicago Board of Trade; grain,
provisions, stocks and cotton; private
wire to all financial centers. Corre
spondents on the New York Stock and
Cotton Exchanges. Tr'.-city office lo
Rock Island hotel. Phone west 330.
P. J. McCORMICK, Manager.
Wheat Open. High. Low. Close.
July 64 86; 86 86',
Chicago Cash Grain.
irn xo. 2. 6Z?;63ai: No
XO. 2 y. 6.VgG3tt; NO. 3.1
;262"i; No. 3 w, e4SC4'.i; No. 3 y.
'62CS',i ; No. 4, 61V25 62; No. 4 w,
C263; No. 4 y, ClVs& G2Vi; sgm,
and spy. ST''fjGO. .
Oats No. 2 w, 43; No. 3. 2834: No.
3 w. 40-341 ; No. 4 w, 3S'i'339;
s'andard, 41',442; standard, new,
"heat No. 2 rr-d, 87ig 87i. new;
No. 3 red. 8e'4fi87: No. 4 red, 82(5;
5'4: No. 2 hard. 88S88V4: No. 1 ns,
PlViQ93Vi; No. 2 ns, 91(&S)2; No. 3 ns,
91; No. 4 ns, 82-&S9; No. 2 s. 92
93; No. 3 s, 9091; No. 4 s. 8289;
INo. 1 vc, 1&SP2; No. 2 vc, 90$ 91; No.
3 vc. 88090: No. 1 durum SOlfc 91 ; No.
2 durum, 8789; No. 3 durum, 84Jj.C.
Call Bids on Track Chicago.
Corn July track 3 mixed C2V4c, 3 w
63Vi. 3 y 63. Ten days track 3 mixed
62'.4. 3 w 63ri, 3 y 63VH. August track
3 mixed 62. 3 w 63Vz, 3 y 63.
Oats July track 3 w 39. standard
40. 2 w 41a. Ten days track 3 w
39, standard 40. 2 w 41V.-. August
and September track 3 w
ard 40. 2 w 4H4
Wheat 815 625
Corn 197 83
Oats 220 18
Wheat opened unchanged; closed
y to ' up.
'i higher; closed ',
Minneapolis 159 78 79
Ihiluth 120 160 20
Winnipeg 230 243 413
Chicago Estimates Tomorrow.
Wheat, today 1.792.000 1,139.000
Year ago 1,096,000 620,000
Sept 87 8714
Dec 91 91
July 62'; 62 61 'i 61sgB
Sept 63' f,3Va 62 624 B
Dec cou fids. .nau. ?,9Si a
July 397 397g 39'i 39i
Sept 41"4 41,-40 407A
Dec. . 43U 43 42 42S-
July 22.20B 22.22 22.00 22.10 B
Sept 21.50' 21.50 21.35 21.42
July 11.87 11.S7 11.82 11.82
Sept 11.95 11.95 11.87 11.87-B
July 11.50 11.80 11.75 11.75-Bl
eept. ii.vi 11. a- ii.ai ii.ai u
Daily United States Weather Map
' jr 171 sa, U. S. Department of Agriculture. I
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V-'ssV, If irk s-w V-w c ' .
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Showers tonight or ' Gc7 J3aePortr-
Wednesday; cooler V, ouA.L' . V? A J v zz 93
Wednesday. Aa 3 A A. 7A AU
WEATHER CONDITIONS, .
The pressure is somewhat below 1
the normal on the Pacific slope and
irom the southern plateau states
northeastward to Lake Superior, with
the greatest barometric depression in
eastern South Dakota. Scattered show
ers and thunderstorms have occurred
in the Rocky mountain sections, the
upper Missouri valley and the north
ern portion of the lake region, and
rUIng temperatures are noted In the
middle and lower Missouri and upper
Mississippi va'lleys. Yesterday's area
tf high, pressure has moved from the
ceatrjj valleys to the Atlantic coast,
and another high, accompanied by cool
er weather has appeared over Alberta.
The eastward movement of the South 1
Dakota low and the approach of the'
northwestern high will probably be!
attended by showers in this vicinity j
Local and Foreign -
Corn, today 494,000 53S.000
Year ago 421,000 454,000
CHICAGO LIVE STOCK.
Chicago, July 22. Opening livestock
market. Hogs, 13,000. Left over. 7,000.
Open steady to 5c lower. Mixed,
18.70(39.55; good, $8.55S9.40; rough,
$8.605 8.90; light. $9.10!9.60
Cattle, 3,000; steady
Sheep, 24,000; weak
Market steady to 5c lower than yes
terday. Estimated receipts tomorrow
Hogs, 12,000; cattle, 13,000; sheep, 22.
000. Hogs Mixed. $8.70(39.55; good,
I8.95,g9.35; rough, $8.60 8.90; light,
$9.10 9.57; pigs, $8,256 9.30; bulk,
Cattle Steady; beeves, $7.35 'Q 9.15;
cows, $3.25(&8.40; 6tockers, $6.25
8.00: Texans, $6.75S8.10; calves,
Sheep Steady; sheep. $3.005.10;
Close of Market.
Hogs closed 5c lower than early;
10c lower than yesterday's average.
Mixed, 8.859.50; good. 8.90 9.30;
rough, 8.55(8.85; light, 9.05 9.50.
Cattle and sheep steady.
- ,,.ntRSL .Innh. RRdO:
Sioux City, 7.500; St. Paul, 4,200. St.
Louis Is missing.
Hogs. Catt'e Sheep.
Kansas City ...15,000 13,000 8.000
Omaha 9,000 1,500 7,500
NEW YORK STOCKS.
New York, July 22. Following are
the Quotations on the New York stock
I'd ion Pacific 14Sl i
I. S. Steel preferred 107
l". S. teel common 57
Rock Island preferred 27
Rock Inland common 16
Chicago & Northwestern 128I2
ouihern Pacilic 92
New York Central 9S'i
M;ssouri Pacific 31VJ
Grr-at Northern 124' 4
Northern Pacific 10S2
ouisville & Nashville 133
Colorado Fuel & Iron 20 j
Canadian Pacific 219'4 I
Pennsylvania 114 j
Chesapeake & Ohio 54 j
Brcoklyn apid Transit 88
Baltimore Sr. Ohio 97L
American Ixicomotive 30'4
St. Paul 104'8
Copper 68 Vi
Lehigh Valley 149'i
1 Republic Steel common 24
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
July 22. Following are the whole
sale quotations on tnn local market
Butter, Eggs and Cheese.
Eggs, fresh, dozpn 19c
Eutter, dairy, lb 25o
Butter, creamery, lb 29c
Eutter, packing stock, lb 18c
Potatoes, bushel 40c
We4day "d by cooler
Atlantic City ...
84 64 .00
76 62 .00
74 62 .00
86 65 .00
82 60 .00
88 72 .64
82 66 .00
84 76 .10
S2 68 .00
84 70 .00
86 70 .01
80 66 .00
75 62 .00
74 66 .00
68 56 .02
82 60 .00
84 60 .00
San Francisco ..
Washington, D. C.
Parsley, bunch S 1-Sc !
Tomatoes, greenhouse, lb 12c
Onions, bunch 2c
Cucumbers, each 12V4C, 7c, 3c
Lettuce, lb t 7c
Lettuce, head, pound 20c
New potatoes, bushel $1.00
New Cabbage. Louisiana, lb. 4
Onions, Texas, Bermuda and Sliver
Skin lb. 6c. 4c
Old cocks 7c
perct 4c to 7e
Halibut, fresh 10c
Pickerel, lb Sc
Trout, lb .....12c
Catfish, lb 15c
Halibut lb 10c
Flour, Feed and Fuel.
Straw, ton $9-50
Straw, bale 4045c
Hay. prairie, bale 60c30c
Bran, ton 3
Bran, cwt ...$1.25
Ear corn, bushel 6O0
Oats, load, bushel 40c
Corn cnop, cwt. $1.35
Shorts, ten $24 00
Shorts, cwt 1-25
Wheat bushel 85o
Coal, lump, per ton $3.6004.00
'"Timothy hay $14$18
II WAGNER'S REVIEW
Views of Correspondents.
Chicago, July 22. Evansville, Ind.:
"Hay crop extremely short. Corn will
be short on account of drouth. Will
not be surprised to see corn sell near
ly as high as wheat" Manhattan,
Kas.: "Corn condition this section 50.
Feeders and farmers paying 67c to
6914 c track and shipping from Iowa
Antwerp: "We are depending for
our wheat for next few weeks on
America alone." Liverpool Cable:
"French grain demand increasing."
New York: "Reports from throughout
New England indicate a hay crop 25
per cent below last year."
Decatur: "West central Illinois
corn and plenty of moisture. Numer
ous complaints irom central Illinois.
of corn light, as farmers
have the 60 cent idea. Also very few
oats offering." Albion, Neb.: "Five
counties east central Nebraska corn
95, oats 75." Henry county, 111.: "Corn
95, oats 85." Peoria, 111.: "Three coun-
ties corn looks t;0, oats 65. Oats gone
Rippey, Iowa: "Three counties,
corn 87, oats 72." Prophetstown, 111.:
"Corn 95, oats 80." Xenia, Ohio: "Ten
counties, corn 100, oats 80." Cham
paign county. Hi.: "Corn 75, oats 50."
E. W. Wagner: "Final adjustments
of July contracts in grains lie ahead.
Bulges expected. Weather forecast is
dry and cool. Dry part of the fore
cast Is the more important. Invest
ment confidence in corn and oats
strong. Immediate bear feeling in
wheat practically eliminated. After
advances it is usually reasonable to
prepare profit orders and exercise pa
tience in new investments. For the
entire August outlook we prefer to be
lieve that grain investments at this
t i'aul 14
Red Wing 14
Reed's Landing ... 12
La Crosse 12
Lansing '. jg
Prairie du Chien ..18
Le Claire 10
Rock Island 15
Only slight changes in the Missis-
ippi will occur from below Dubuqi
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
level will become satisfactory invest
ments,." Morning Stock Letter.
" New York, July 22. Two stories are
circulated about United States steel
one that the government suit is to be
dismissed the other that the Jrtne
quarterly earnings were $3,000,000 in
net thaa the previous quarter. The
latter is possibly true. We take no
stock in the rumor about dismissing
the suit. Whatever the net earnings
Were for the. June quarter, we are
forced to the conclusion that the cur
rent quarterly showing will be dis
tinctly poor. New business is not
over 50 per cent of capacity and the
last inventory quarter is unknown
quantity. The present mark of steel
is designed to induce business to in
crease their orders. We doubt if it
will have any effect. Steel stock is
bound to be adversely affected by the
tariff reductions and the inroads of
foreign steel when the bars are t"
down. Morning Grain Letter. j
Chicago, July 22. For 24 hours to
7 p. m. Monday the weather was clear
everywhere and cool, with no rainB,
and extremely clear and fair every
where except Canada. Chicago news
paper sentiment shows a sharp change
towards corn and oats. Morning com
ments are bullish. Reduction in Chi
cago corn supplies to a 5,000,000 total
is timely. There is much country gos
sip that farmers want 60 cents for
enrn and 38 to 40 cents for oats. Fu
ture movement of oats will probably
be light. December corn Is 1 below
the May. Some of the December bulls
say it will sell above the May. World
vhpat news is more friendly. Only
betr asset is the large United StateB
movement Corn and oats promise to
lead. The main factor is the dry fore
cast covering the entire week. Pro
visions are rutted. Some attention
from shorts in the July grains is pos
sible. Peoria again reports corn suf
fering terribly for rain and beginning
to fire. Condition 60 in three counties
going back. Champaign says corn Is
70 and losing every day. Iowa, Ohio
and Indiana send good corn reports,
but corn in half of Jllinois seems to be
going back. Number of 60 to lo con
dition reports in this state increases.
Paris, 75: Terna, 50; Hammond 75;
Green Valley, 50; Rankin, 70, etc.
Closing Stock Letter.
New York, July 22. In the early
dealings the feature of the market was
the substantial volume of purchases
for foreign account. The market might
easily enough have advanced into new
ground on the execution of these or
ders, were it not for the fact that the
professional element saw fit to take
profits here and there, their action
being predicated on announcement of
the New Haven financing, the details
of which served to slightly chill bull
ish ardor. Toward midday, the mar
ket quieted down to very small propor
tions, but in the later dealings, it was
evident that the line of least resist
ance is for the time being toward high
er prices. Floor brokers reported that
In executing buying orders they were
compelled to bid for stocks. In Cana
dian Pacific, the advance was thought
generally to be represented by retire
ment of short contracts, but all in all,
the market gave pretty good account
of itself. Satisfaction was expressed
at the better weather reports from the
corn belt and at the close sentiment
was again more favorable.
Liverpool,' July 22. Wheat: The
steady American cables and strength
of Buenos Ayres yesterday caused
lighter offers and there was some cov
ering Induced by the expected decrease
in the visible supply here, firmer of
fers of American winter wheat and no
pressure of Manitoba offers. Opening
strength in" Paris and the firmer bids
from the continent, togehter with un
settled weather In Europe, caused
firmness among holders. Firmer con
sols and a bearish report from Russia
checked the advance. Corn was high
er on strength in America and firmer
Drift of the Weather.
Showers are predicted for every
state except North Dakota, South Da
kota and Kansas.
WIFE WHIPS HER DEFAMER
Woman Lashes Man She Accuses of
Circulating False Stories.
Quincy, 111., July 22. In redress for
an alleged attack on her character
Mrs. Albert H. Hintz, 643 Payson ave
nue, last night lashed Arthur F,
Schuette with a buggy whip. A crowd
of men cheered her on and prevented
the victim from breaking away.
Mrs. Hintz surrendered to the police,
but was not held.
Schuette, Mrs. Hintz declares, told
several mutual acquaintances he had
seen her coming from a saloon ac
companied by a man not her husband.
news all the time The
Schroeder Farm of 50
acres, improved, one mile
from car line on 30th
street, also residence prop
erty on Second avenue
will be sold by Master in
Chancery, public auction,
at 10 o'clock Saturday
morning, July 26, at the
Pleasant Place to Stand Isn't It
-In Front of an Electric Fan?
There is a lot of comiori xor a iew ceius a weeK in tnat
little fan. Put one in your home and you will find use for
it every minute of every hot day. lathe evening, too, to
go to sleep by. Let it run all night. A couple of cents
will pay the bill for current. Ever hear of cheaper com
fort? We are selling large numbers of the residence type
fans this year. Decide to make your home comfortable
with one. The 1913 models are the most economical and
efficient, and the lightest fans ever made.
Fans $10.00 to $25.00
PEOPLES POWER CO.
The Electric Voice That Speaks
Through the Ether.
More trnly than any other tele
graphic device, the wonderful wire
less is a speaking voice. It makes
Itself heard just ns the human voice
does by u series of waves moving free
ly through 6pace.
When I speak my voice is sent out
In undulations of varying length and
frequency Jbrough the air. When the
wireless "speaks" its voice is conveyed
by undulations in the ether, which is
a more refined mecfium than air, curry
ing the waves of light and electricity
as the air carries those of sound.
The oscillator of the wireless is a
"mouth." vending out undulations in
the ether as our mouths send out un
dulation in the air, and the resona
tor of the wirelesses an "ear," catch
ing the etherinl waves as they im
pinge upon it. as our ears cntcb the
atmospheric waves that strike them.
We see nothing wonderful in vocal I
sounds, because nature gave us in our
needs one instrument to produce them
and another to receive them. But she
left us to And out for ourselves bow
to produce and receive "vocal" waves
in the ether. Since we had to mnke
the instruments that dal with them
the etherlc waves seem to us marvel
ous, although they are in principle no
more marvelous than the waves of air.
Man began to use electricity for con
veying intelligence by sending a cur
rent of it along a wire. He pressed a
button at oneend of the line, and the
electric current passing along the wire
Induced a corresponding motion' In a
tapper at the other end. It was a
roundabout way 'of employing an agen
cy which we now know can be em
ployed more simply and directly by
throwing away the wires and making
the electric waves "speak" straight
through the ether.
Jt is true that the language employed
does not consist of the words of any
spoken tongue, but it is one that can
be directly translated into any other
known to man, and so it is the most
universal of all languages.
Now, let us see bow It is employed.
First as to the electric "mouth." Wheu
a charge of electricity is accumulated
on a "condenser" a similar but oppo
site charge is induced upon another
condenser placed near. The air be
tween them acts as an insulator be
cause it Is a poor conductor of electric
ity. But when the charge attains a
certain degree of Intensity the strain
opon the air becomes too great, and e.
spark passes between the two con
densers, by which equilibrium Is-' re
stored between them.
The passage of this spark produces,
o to speak, a shock in the ether,
which, like the explosion of a gun or
the utterance nf a sound, sets up a se
ries of waves- in the surrounding me
dium, which radiate away on all sides.
These waves in the ether produce the
electric "voice." If the sparks are reg
ulated in number and frequency the
consequent waves are similarly regu
lated. Ad instrument for the produc
tion of such waves is called an oscilla
tor or exciter. It is a kind of vocal ap
paratus for speaking through the ether
instead of through the air.
But Just as we should have no knowl
edge of the passage of sound wares if
we were not provided with ears to hear
tbem. so the electric waves would go 1
unregarded if we bad no apparatus for
The receiving apparatu Is called. a
.resonator, or detector. It may.be sit
uated hundreds" of miles from the os
cillator, but it will catch the waves
as they undulate to It through the
ether, and it can be made to reproduce
them in an audible or legible form by
causing them to operate a Morse dot
and dasli instrument, as in ordinary
telegraphy by wire.
But the electric voice and the elec
tric ear are in some ways more man
ageable than the human voice and ear.
We can only, produce and hear air
waves of a limited range of frequency,
and we cannot do much to alter that
Sound waves vibrating less than
forty times a Recond or more than 40,
000 times are inntidible to us. But elec
tric waves varying in frequency from
a few hundred up to hundreds of mil
IJons a second cau be rendred per
ceptible, and It is also possible so to
construct the Instruments that the.?
will send forth and receive particular
ranges of waves ard be mute an.I
tieaf to others.
Then the distance over which tlia
electric waves can be detected Is al
most Infinitely greater than that of
ordinary sound waves. It takes n
strong voiced man to make his voice
audible across n little river, but. ns
everybody knows, the electric jry of a
ship In distress ran he electrically
heard from the middle of the Atlantic
ocean. And there are enthusiasts who
predict that before very long we shall
be able to speak by wireless to some
othtT'plnnet. if only there is somebody
there to hear and understand un'
CJnrrett P. Servlss in Spokane Spokesman-Review.
PUZZLING ANCHOR ICE.
Its Formation Seems Contrary to the 1
Laws of Nature.
Anchor ice is the popular name gives
In many parts of this country to the
ice formed at the bottom of swiftly
running streams. Tills ice usually
forms about stones and logs where the
current Is disturbed. What gives it
interest Is the circumstance that its
formation seems to be contrary to the
laws that govern freezing water.
We know Aat in still water ice be
gins to form on the surface. We are
told that in cooling down to 3D degrees
F. water contracts n id that its specific
gravity Increases so that the colder wa
ter will be at the bottom. But in cool
ing from ?,9 degrees down to 32 de
grees the water expands, and the cold
est water will be at the top and freez
lng will begin there. If the surface
Is disturbed by wind or by current the
crystals cannot attach themselves and
ice does not form, though the water
be cooled below the freezing point.
It is In these circumstances that Ice
forms at the bottom. One of the puz
zling features of this formation Is that
It forms where the lower currents seem
Tbe watermen of various localities
believe in the possibility of the wnter
freezing at the bottom of a river, the
surface remaining fluid. They assert
that boat hooks, eei picks, etc.. con
stantly come in contact with a coating
of ice at the bottom and tba.t .large
Why Not Wire Your House ;
and be up-to-date like your neighbors. Telephone West 1356 and
we will tell you what it will cost to install the electrical wiring u
your residence. Do not let your wiring contract until yet have seen
We guarantee our electrical wiring to be absolutely fireproof. . ,
Illinois Contracting Electrical Co.
308 Twentieth Street) Reck Island, III.
masses of Ice are often sfcen rising
the surface with mud. weeds and stone
adhering. Millers hnve asserted that
tho wheels of their water mills have
become froen to the bottom of the
stream while the surface of the water
was still unfrozen. Harper's Weekly.
DISCIPLINE IN GERMANY.
Even the Boys Respect Law and Order
and Property Rights.
One of the things which apparently
escape the attention of most scrib
bling travelers in Germany is the dou
ble line of fruit trees along the public
roads. There are several thousand
miles of these trees on either side of
public roads In northern Germany.
Most of them are apple trees.
You know what would happen to
those apple trees In any American
state? P.oys would pick the fruit
green, too impatient to wait for it to
ripen, and likely enough they would
break down the trees getting the fruit.
What happens In Germany? The pub
lic authorities sell the fruit crop, to
contractors at from $200 to $300 per
mile and apply the proceeds of the sale
to the upkeep of the roads. Boys do
not steal the npples. Nor is it neces
sary to maintain a policeman every
100 feet to prevent such mischief.
Why are the German boys so much
more respectful of property rights than
American boys? Is the difference
racial? 1 hardly think so. It's a dif
ference of training probably. I'm in
clined to believe the universal military
training, with its constant strict in
sistence upon obedience to law and or
der and the strong element of moral
training In the public school curric-
ulum, added to the knowledge that
offenses against public property will
be promptly and severely punished, ac
counts for the safety of the public or
chards which line the roadways of
Bespect for the law and for oilier
people's rights seems to be Ingrained
in the German character. Frank Tut
nam In National Magazine.
A Society Caution.
The strange medley of which New
York society is composed led Frederick
Townscnd Martin to say at a luncheon:
"Society, for all Its diversities and
contradictions. Is uniform in one thing
and that one thing Is a lack of culture.
"A society woman, newly rich, as her
limousine glided down Fifth avenue
said to her daughter:
"'My dear, at the dinner dance lost
night you talked entirely too much
about Ibsen and Bernard Sbaw and
" 'Dear mel WhyT the daughter
"'Strangers. the mother explained,
'will be apt to think you were once
employed in a book shop.'" New
Job Not In It.
Willie Pa. why do people talk abott
the patience of Job? Henpeck Be
cause they don't know your father, my
on. Baltimore Sun.