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THK ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. JULY 23, 1913.
Today's Market Quotations
-Local and Foreign
Chicago and New York market fur
nished by E. W. Wagner & Co., mem
ber! Qhlcagc Board of Trade; grain,
provision, stocks and cotton; private
wires to all financial center. Corre
spondents on the New York Stock and
Cotton Exchanges. Trl-clty office In
Rock Island bete:. Phona west 330.
p. j. Mccormick, Manager.
Corn today 504,000 540,000
Year ago 441,000 376,000
Wheat Open. High. Low. Close,
July 86S SG S6V4 B '
Sept 87 87Va 86 87 Bj
Dec 90i 9U 90Vi 90-Bi
July ......60 61 60 61 B
Sept .... 62, 62 61 62-A
Dec &9 59 Zh 9 B
July 39 29 ' 38, 3S
Sept 40 40 33 40 A
Dec 42 42, 41 42 A
July 22.25 22.25 22.25 22.25 N
Sept 21.42 21.D5 21.40 21.47
July 11.67B 11.77 11.67 11.77 N
Sept 11.85 11.8711.82 11.85 A
11.82 11.85 A
Chicago Cash Grain.
Oats No. 3 w.JSli'gJO; No. 4, 3S
0 39; standard, 40.
Corn No. 2, C2UC2; No. 2 w,
CI; No. 2 y, fl3G3"4; No. 3, C2SC2:
No. 3 w, C3fC3; No. 3 y, C2&
C.Z; No. 4. ClUl; No. 4 w, G23
C3; No. 4 y.t,lfG2; sgm, 57'gC0;
Wheat No. 2 red. S7Ti8S; No. 3
red, S7'&8S: No. 4 red, J.GVs'&ST'.i:
No. 2 hard, R7-?ftSi5 ; No. 3 hard, S7
CaS'i; No. 1 r.s. 92f93; No. 2 ns, 91
LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Opening of Market
Hogs, 23,000; left over. 5,800; open
strong to 5c higher. Mixed,S.70
9.55; good, 8.95 ig 9.35; rough, 8.60
8.90; light 9.10 9.55.
Cattle, 17,000; weak.
Sheep, 23,000; steady to strong.
Nine O'clock Market'
Hogs strong at yesterday's average.
Mixed. S.709.50; good, 8.959.65;
rough, 8.608.90; light 9.10(59.95;
piga. 8.259.35; bulk, 9.10(59.35.
Cattle, weak. Beeves, 7.3569.10;
cows. 3.25 8.40; stackers, 6.258.00;
Texans, 6.75S8.10; calves, 9.50-ll.25.
Sheep, strong; 3.00 5.25; lambs,
5.25 (g 7.65.
Close of Marke.
Hogs closed steady at early prices.
Mixed, 8.70(9.50; good, 8.959.65;
rough. 8.608.90; light 9.109.60.
Cattle and sheep steady.
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep.
Kansas City 12,000 8,000 7,000
Omaha 8,400 1,900 7,500
Chicago Estimates Tomorrow.
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep.
Chicago ., 20,000 4,500 20,000
St. Louis 9,000
St Joseph 6,100
Sioux City 7,000
St Paul ' 2,400
Cucumbers, each 12c, 7c, 3c
Lettuce, lb 7c
Lettuce, bead, pound 20c
New potatoes, bushel $1.00
New Cabbage, Louisiana, lb. ..... 4e
Onions. Texas. Bermuda and Silver
Skla lb. . e
Old cocks " 7c
Chickens , 12o
Perct 4C io 7C
Halibut, fresh i 10c
Pickerel, lb. -So
Trout lb 12c
Catfish, lb 15c
Halibut, Ii lc
Flour. Feed and Fuel.
Straw, ton J9-50
Straw, bale 4045c
Hay. prairie, bale 60c50c
Bran, ton 123.00
Bran, cwt. $1.25
Ear corn, bushel 60o
Oats, load, bushel ". . 40o
Corn chob. cwt. $1.J5
Shorts, ten $24.00
Shorts, cwt 1-2
Wheat bushel 85o
Coal. lump, per ton $3.5004.00
Timothy hay $14 $18
II WAGNER'S REVIEW I
Chicago, were only moderate. Eastern
cash demand has no features. Black
rust scare seems to be weakening.
European wheat crop news is not bear
ish. Crops will be less than expected.
European wheat visible of 66,000,000 Is
7.000,000 below last year, and Is small.
Shipping sales of corn and oats were
small yesterday. Chicago K will evi
dently receive 2,500,000 or more wheat
this week. In the visible of Monday
there were 1,800,000 bushels of wheat
here. Wheat receipts here will evi
dently be enough to prevent serious
bulges In 'July wheat- Grain list
looks trading and without heat the
bulges today may not endure. Late
month provisions are now s bulge-
sale on sheer price levels. Corn is
off a full 5 per cent for month of
July. South half of Illinois, Missouri,
Nebraska and Kansas lower their con
dition reports, according to reports my
first mail this morning.
NEW YORK STOCKS.
New York, July 23. Following are
the quotations on the New York stock
Union Pacific 147
l S. Steel preferred 10G
Morning Stock Letter.
New York, July 23. The eastem
wage matter has reached a position
where it may be said an adjustment
is certain. Erie gives in. Some of the
newspapers take a Bellicose view of
the Balkan situation, but it seems that
the powers will disagree when Bulgar
ia has been driven into a corner and
S. Steel common 5G terms for the capitulation of Bulgaria
will be dictated in the near future.
Turkey is too weak to resist the pow
ers. Russia may be authorized to
bring Turkey to time. The Mexican
situation is hardly likely to make trou
ble, according to local bankers. The
chief influence is the crops. Stocks
will not run away in either direction.
?92; No. 3 ns. 8Sfr;tO; No. 4 ns, S2fy
SK; No. 2 s, 9092; No. 3 s, 88090; Reading 100
No. 4 B, 827188; No. 1 vc. 91 92: No Rock Island preferred 26
2 vc, 90(& 91; No. 3 vc, S8ft90;' No. 1 Rock Island common 1G
durum, 89ft90; No. 2 durum, 87389; Chicago & Northwestern 128
No. 3 durum. StfiRG. Southern Pacific 92
Call Bido on Track, Chicago. New York Central 97
Corn July track. No. 3 m 01, No. Missouri Pacific 31
3 w (2',, .No. 3 y C21-.: 10 days track, i ureal Nortnern 11'4"4 i
No. 3 mixed Gl. No. 3 w C3, No. 3 j Northern Taciflc 10S"- Buy only on drives for turns.
y G2. August track. No. 3 m Cl, Lou'sville & Nashville 132
No. 3 w G:;, No. 3 y 62. j Smelters G2 Liverpool Situation. I
Oat 8 July track. No. 3 w 39. stand-j Colorado Fuel & Iron : 30?; Liverpool, July 23. Wheat: Some
ard 40, No. 2 w 40; 10 days' track, ! Canadian Pacific 217 j pressure at opening as a result of
No. 3 W..VJ. Mardarrt 40. No 2 w 4o . i Ptnnsvlvania 113-4 continued favorable reports from Rus-
Augurt and September track. No.
29',, standard 40',',, No. 2 w 40- ,
Wh.at opened to off; closed
unchanged To off. v
Corn op ned off; dosed to
.Minneapolis Ill 1'U
Winnipeg 99 M
Chicago Estimates Tomorrow.
Wheat today 3.22",Ooo CPl.OiW)
Year afio 1,372,000 (',00,000
National Lead 4S
oqi isia. Later shorn covered ana prices
reacted slightly. Fans opened firm,
with unfavorable weather in France,
and cargoes were more firmly held.
Arrivals are lighter and there is talk
here of lighter world's shipments
against this: week. Just before mid-
iday pressure in a mild way developed
due to the decrease corn and freer
Copper C9' aiiau uncia auu i lai lau uiuviai
l ehita Vaii-y' V.V.V.". '.149 ' rAp0rV Corn lower. The weakness in
-vim i nail v. ci u i d mm tain, ul laic ai-
gentine shipments this week, with free
ChfEapfake & Ohio 53
lirocklyn Rapid Tausit S7
Baltimore & Ohio 98
American Ijocomotivo 30
c . .
ou ur ill-g i
Si. Fiul 1044 !
Ci Rfpubiic St-el common
LCCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Last July 23. Following are the whole
year, j tale quotations on tnn local market
1 16 j odsy:
plate offers, caused profit-taking. .
Morning Grain Letter.
Chicago, July 23. Temperatures
were 94 to 98 in Kansas on Tuesdav.
Butter, Eggs and Cheese. Elsewhere they were cool. Northwest
Egr-s, fresh, dozen 19c ! had more rains. Rains also fell in
Cutter, dairy, lb 25c ! Michigan, Iowa and Missouri. Morn
Butter, creamery, lb 29c ing newspapers are more conservative.
Cutter, packing stock, lb ISo jThey mention tight money as a wheat
Potatoes, bushel 40c
Parsley, bunch 3 l-3c
Tomatoes, greenhouse, lb 12c
Onions, bunch 2c
Closing Stock Letter.
New York, July 23. Such restrain
ing influences as the New Haven ft
nancing, the lack of full quantity of
moisture in the corn belt and to some
extent the labor troubles in the lake
copper district served to make the
day's market a small sort of an affair.
In the early dealings the market sold
off fractionally, but In the absence of
any real selling, the market soon
sagged into a long period of dullness,
As a result of the labor troubles, the
copper Issues were somewhat fiormer,
on the IJieory that production would
be falling off as a result The weak
ness in the petroleum shares contin
ued and was particularly hard to ex
plain, in view of the earnings state
ment published. The bond market
was certainly .pot helped any by the
severe decflne in the old New Haven
debentures, nor was the radical atti
tude adopted by some members of
congress toward Mexico particularly
pleasant reading to those arrayed on
t,he constructive side.
The market seems to have struck an
other ' halting place, from which it
might easily enough advance If the
crop weather is all that it should be.
x Moisture la Imperative.
Chicago, July 23. Evidence of heat
damage to corn now appears In Il'.i
nois, Iowa and Missouri. Condition of
the plant Aug. 1 may be set at 80.
My reports from half of Illinois show
a decline, for July. Reduction of Chi
cago stores to 5,000,000 is a timely
help. Private forecasters still prts
diet a warm and dry August.
If liberal rains result these corn
levels will be debatable but they rep
resent the farm mind, the farm desire.
Nine more days of dry with heat would
mean one of the driest July months
ever known in 35 per cent of the corn
belt Moisture Is imperative.
A good oats crop improves up to
harvest and threshing. .A bad one
often depreciate. My oals reports
are so irregular that a composite es
timate is difficult. Illinois threshings
run 5 to 35 bushels. The big oats
visible loses some of ks menace dally.
At best it represents 'a two week big
Consumers are justified in accepting
a bullish long distance oats view acd
providing for their wants accordingly.
August oats - condition will be one
of lowest on tap. ' Iowa, Nebraska,
Kansas, Oklahoma and Illinois oats
promise July loss.
Wheat is oppressed by its own abun
dance but downturns are unnecessary.
The world will require 620,000,00 im
ports or more for 1913-14. Russian
estimates are worth little until the
Daily United States Weather Map
factor and talk about oats being over
bought possibly at the moment Ex
tention of the July wheat discount at
Liverpool i3 not a bull Doint Shin-
ments of wheat, corn and oata fromiRuss m&kea a showdown in the way
We await your instructions in corn
and oats. After the July provision
contracts are equalized, the provi
sion list should break. This is about
all the forecaster can declare. Weight
of the price level' and absence of buy
ers might prevail.
U. S. Department of Agriculture.
Cit YYtATflcK BUREAU.
Generally fair tonight
and Thursday; cooler
XiSSvSlm iVJlnhSn fcontlnpousllnesl pass thrown polnw
Oclr; Q dmUt cloudy; O cloudy; mla: fs?mow-- nperture; drmwo only for lero. freezloj. 80. and 100.
Warpomur pot labour.: itcood. predplteuon of m Sch or S !"'"'. ,"?w, mlth toe "nd- lowMt
mmiMmn wina velocity.
Pleasant Place to Stand Isn't It
-In Front of an Electric Fan?
There is a lot of comfort for a few cents a week in that
little fan. Put one in your home and you will find use for
it every minute of every hot .day. In the 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
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.
ILLINOIS A STATE
NEARLY 100 YEARS
Commission in Charge of 1918
BIG PAGEANT PROPOSED
' t -
Chif Exercises to Be Held in Capital,
Chicago, and at the State
Showers In the Rocky mountain re
Eloc, the Missouri and upper Missis
sippi valleys and on the gulf coast
have resulted the northern area of
low pressure, the center of hlch has
moved from South Itakqta to Upper
Michigan, and from the relatively low
air pressure which prevails on the
J'aciflc slope. The crest of the north
Western area of high pressure and fair,
rool weather has advanced to eastern
Montana and the western portion of
the Dakotas and lower temperatures
am noted as far southeastward as
Minnesota and western Iowa. The
continued southeastward movement San Diego
cf the high will be attended by gen- San Francisco
eraliy fair weather in this vicinity; Seattle
Norfolk . .
acd ThufscUy, with cooler
Washington, D. C.
SO 70 -v .00
S6 66 .00
76 66 .00
87 63 .02
S6 63 .68
90 72 .04
94 74 .00
78 74 .40
S4 63 .00
84 70 .00
92 CS .00
84 72 .00
76 58 .02
74 64 .00
66 56 .04
86 5S .GO
S3 72 .00
74 52 .04
Yellowstone Park .
Prairie du Chien . . 18
Le Claire 10
Rock Island 15
Drift of the Weather.
Illinois Thursday fair, preceded by
showers tonight; cooler tonight and
in south Thursday."
Iowa and Wisconsin Generally fair
tonight and Thursday; cooler tonight.
Minnesota Fair tonight nd Thurs
day; cooler in east tonight.
North Dakota, South Dakota and
Montana Fair tonight and Thursday;
not much change.
Nebraska Fair Thursday; cooler Jn
east tonight; warmer Thursday.
Kansas Cloudy and cooler tonight;
Wyoming Unsettled, with showers
tonight or Thursday.
Indiana Local showers tonight or
Thursday; slightly cooler tonight In
Missouri Cloudy and cooler tonight,
with showers south ; Thursday fair and
cooler in southeast
Lower Michigan Fair, except show.
ers in southeast; slightly cooler la
Upper Michigan Generally fair;
slightly cooler tonight in east
Flax Gardan Plant.
He who has seen a German flax field
waving Its fine feathery green leaves.
rippling like water in the lightest
breeze and opening myriads of pale
bine blossom eyes to the sun, may be
glad to know that a flax bed Is within
the reach of every flower lover. Flax
will grow almost everywhere. It
should be closely sown In well worked
ground and kept well watered. Subur
ban Life, . .
The Raaton Why.
The Information editor received this
letter from a fresh youth:
"Kindly tell me why a girl alwayn
closes ber eyes when a fellow kisses
The editor replied: '.
"If you will send os your photograph
we may be able to tell yon the rea
on-" Ladies' Hums Journal.
Only slight changes in the Missis-!
sippi will occur from below Dubuque
J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster.
Making Amends. '
"Well. I can't aell say novel the one
in wnih the hero starred to death."
"And what are ytm doing now?"
"Revising it for my own satisfaction
and giving bim a banquet In every
chapter." V ashinston Herald.
Springfield, 111., July 23. The legis
lative commission appointed to ar
range for the celebration of the one
hundredth anniversary of the admis
sion of Illinois to the union, met yes
terday and organized. Senator Camp
bell S. Hearn was elected chairman
and Mrs. Jessie Palmer Weber secre
tary. The day was spent in consider
ing various plans for the celebration.
The following proposals were adopt
1. Promotion of local celebrations
throughout the state.
2. Holding of a state celebration at
the capital, consisting of an exposition
and a pageant illustrative of the so
cial, economic, and educational devel
opment of the state.
3. Preparation of a series of pub
lications putting into permanent form
the record of the state's progress in
all lines of developments.
4. Erection of. a permanent me
morial building for the use of the his
torical and educational departments
of the state, where shall be preserved
the historical relics of the state; con
taining a memorfel hall where shall
be placed statues of Illinois' illustrious
5. Erecting and unveiling of bronze
statues of Lincoln and Douglas on the
capital grounds as provided for in bills
enacted at the recent session of the
PRESIDENT JAMES' PI.AX.
A comprehensive end elaborate plan
was presented to the state commis
sion by President Edmund J. James
of the University of Illinois.
President James' suggestion, similar
to that of the commission's, is to have
chief celebrations in Springfield, at
the University of Illinois, which com
pletes its fiftieth year of organization
in 1918, and in Chicago. Lesser cele
brations are suggested for the county
Another branch of the program out
lined byDr. James is the publication
of a series of scientific works on the
history of the state. He urged that!
the commission begin at once to pre
pare its program.
"Such an anniversary offers to the
people a rare opportunity, but it must
be grasped quickly or it will pass,"
warned President James. "The ade
quate celebration of such an important
event as the hundredth anniversary
of the state's admission to the Union
calls for long preparation and careful
consideration. Work cannot be begun
too soon if the state is to get the mor
al, intellectual, and material advan
tages which flow from such functions.
' FAVORS CESTEJMAL WEEK.
"One week should be set aside as
centennial week, -within which exer
cises In the county seats, at Spring
field, the University of Illinois, and
Chicago could be carried out Invi
tations should be extended to all for
eign , governments to send their am
bassadors at Washington or special
delegates to - Springfield. -The pro
I gram might include addresses by thel
r i ciiuii anu cugusu amuassaaors ow
ing to the peculiar relations of those
countries to the Illinois territory.
"The governors of states which
claimed at one time or another terri
tory which fell within the Illinois
boundaries might also deliver histori
cal addresses. A series of addresses
by foreigners and natives on the great
Illinois trio, Lincoln, 'Douglas, and
Grant, would form an interesting fea
ture. HISTORICAL. PAGEANT VHGED.
"A great pageant illustrating the
history of the state could be carried
out on the statehouse grounds or on
the state fair grounds in such a way
as to impress the Imagination of the
children of the commonwealth.
"I have little doubt that the vari
ous countries of the world would send
special delegates or include in their
delegation a military representative.
"If Monday should be set apart for
celebrations in all county seats, Tues
day morning might be given to wel
coming foreign delegates. Tuesday
afternoon could be given for the pa
geant; Tuesday evening, a formal ban
quet; Wednesday morning and arter
noon, a memorial service in honor of
Lincoln, Douglas, Grant, and Logan;
Thursday morning, a special train
could be taken to the university. The
guests could go the same evening to
Chicago. Friday and Saturday could
be given to a program calculated to
interest the population of Chicago.
PRESIDENT AND GOVERNOR ASKED.
"The president and the governor
should be prominent figures, especial
ly at Springfield.
"County seat programs should in
clude addresses relating to the his
tory of the state, an account of its
settlement and its place in the general
union of states, and should be closed
with the dedication of a" monument
erected in each county seat in honor
of this occasion."
Ice cream sociable on parsonage
lawn given by Young People's society
of the First Swedish Lutheran church. '
Sociable on lawn at home of Mrs.
Eva Whiteside, 4006 Seventh avenue,
given by Ladies' Aid society of Spen
cer Memorial Methodist church.
Sociable given by Young People's
society of the German Evangelical
Dancing party given by Acacia club .
under the auspices of Trio lodge No.
57, A. F. & A. M., at Black Hawk's
Meeting of Ladies' Auxiliary of Rock
Island County Humane society at '
Long View park.
Special meeting of the board of su
pervisors at 2 p. m. at court house.
Meeting of board of local Improve- y
Professor Otto's band at the Watch
(Advertisements.) .' '
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
For express, call William ;Trefa.
Trl-CIty Towel Supply company.
Independent Express Co. West 981.
Kerler Rus company, for . vacuum
cleaning and rug making. .
Six per cent farm mortgages. Litten
& Roberts, People's National bank
Easy Method by Which One' Hospital
Prevents Their Spread.
The power of a small glass partition
to prevent the spread of infectious dis
eases has been known in the hospitals
of Europe for several years, but Is
only becoming recognized In America.
In the contagious wards of the Brook
lyn Children's hospital glass partitions
about Ave feet high are placed between
the beds. And the effect is really as
tonishing. In one bed may be a child
with pneumonia, in the next one with
scarlet fever. In the next one with
measles. Cerebrospinal meningitis,
diphtheria and other such diseases may
be represented in the other beds, but
since the installation of the glass par
titions no child "catches'' the disease
tbnt his neighbor bos.-
And yet the air circulates freely all
around and above the glass partitions,
and one would think that the germs
would spread almost as easily as If
these were not there. Yet experience
has proved that this is not so.
Physicians are revising their views
about the spread of contagious dis
eases tbroagh the air. Some are even
ridiculing' the fumigation of rooms.
The suggestion Is that most of the
pathogenic germs die very quickly in
the air; that persons qiusj come fairly
close to the patients and be in almost
direct contact with them if they are
to "catch" the disease. New York
ever the "form of madness, tears are
conspicuous by their absence, as much
in the depression of melancholy or ex
citement of mania as in the utter apa
thy of dementia.
If a patient in a lunatic asylum be
discovered in tears it will be found
that it ts one beginning to recover or
nn emotional outbreak in no epileptic,
who Is scarcely truly insane; while ac
tunl insane persons appear to have lost
the power of weeping, it is only re
turning reason which can once more
unloose the fountain of their tears.
Even when a lunatic Is llliug one In
fervid language bow she has beejn de
prived of ber children or the outrages
that have been perpetrated upon her
self her eye Is never even moist The
ready gush of tears which accompa
nies the plaint of tbe sane woman con
trasts strungely with the dry eyed ap
peal of tbe talkative lunatic. It would,
indeed, seem that tears give relief to
feelings which, when pent tip, lead to
madness. It is one of the privileges of
reason to be able to weep. Amid all
tbe misery of tbe Insane they Bud no
relief in tears. Pearson's Weekly.
DRY EYED MADNESS.
Actually Insane Person Has the
Power of Shedding Tears.
One of tbe inoMt curUicj facts con
nected wltb.cnudnen is tbe utter ab
sence of. tears, amid the insane. What-
t - ....
A Boy and a Thousand Dollars.
A New York Judge gave bis son
(1.00!). telling bim to go to college and
graduate. The son returned at tbe end
of freshman year without a dollar and
with several ugly habits.' .At the close
of tbe vacation the judge told his son
that be bad done nil be could for him.
If be hnd wasted the money that was
to have taken hi in through college be
might ns well leave borne and make bis
own way In the world. It was a rude
awakening for the young roan, but be
knew that bis father was right And so
strong was the good Influence of bis
upright father that he dU leave boms
to go to work in downright earnest,
lie went back to college, made bis way
through, graduated at the head of bis
class, studied law. ben me governor of
the state of New York, entered the
cabinet f tbe president of the United
Stuti-s niirniide n record for himself.
It Was Wlilifltoi H. Seward. '- '