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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY. AUGUST ' 1 5 . 19,13.
TODAY'S MARKET QUOTATIONS
Chicago and New York market fur
nished by E. W. Wegner & Co mem
bers Chicago Board of Trade; grain,
provisions, stocks and cotton; private
wires to all financial centers. Corre
spondents on the New York Stock and
Cotton Exchanges. Trl-clty office In
Rock Island hoteL Phone Rock Is
P. J. McCORMICK, Manager.
. High. Low.
Sept .... 874
Dec 68 Vi
Dec. ..... Ht
Mar 47 Vi
Sept .... 11.10
Sept .... 10.92
70 ' 69Vi-
18.75 18.67 .
10.97 10.92 10.95 B
10.90 10.80 10.85
Chicago Cash Grain.
Wheat No. 2, r, 8788: No. 3,
r, 8788; No. 4, r 85S6; No. 2, h,
8789; No. 3. hw. 8687; No.
4. hw, 8J86; No. 1. ne. 9192;
No. 2, ns, 90(&90; No. 2. ns, 8S90;
No. 4, ns, 8386: No. 4, ns. 8388;
No. 2, s. 90 91; No. 3, s, 87 89; Na
4. s. 8387; No. 1. vc, 9091; No. 2,
vc, 89 (& 90; No. 3, vc, 87 88; No. 1,
dur, 8990; No. 2. dur, 88 89; No.
3, dur. 85 87.
Corn No. 2. 75 75; No. 2. w,
7C76; No. 2, y, 7576; No. 3. 75
75; No. 8. w, 76; No. 3, y, 75&75;
No. 4. 73 75; No. 4, w, 75
76; No. 4. y. 7475.
Oats No. 2, w, new, 43; No. 3,
w, new, 4143; No. 4, w, new,
4141; standard. 4243.
Call Bids on Track, Chicago.
Corn 10 days track. No. 3, m, 75;
No. 3, w, 76; No. 3, y, 76; August
track. No. 3, m, 75; No. 3, w, 76;
Xo. 8, y, 75; September track. No.
8, m, '; No. 3, w, 75; No. 3, y,
Oats 10 days track. No. 3, w, 42;
standard, 43; No. 2, w, 43; August
track. No. 3, w, 42; standard, 43'4;
No. 2, w, 43; September track. No.
5, w, 42; standard, 43; No. 2, w.
CHICAGO LIVE STOCK. '
Hogs, 18,000; left over, 7.400; open
ed steady at yesterday's average.
Mixed, 7.608.65; good, 8.00 8.55;
rough. 7.2507.90; light 8.358.65.
Cattle, 1.200; strong.
Sheep, 4.000; steady.
Kansas City: Hogs, 2,500; cattle,
1,600; sheep, 1,000.
Omaha: Hogs, 6,000; cattle, 1,000;
9 O'clock Market
Five to 10c higher than yesterday.
Estimated hogs, 10,000; cattle, 300;
Hogs: Mixed. 7.65 9 .80; good, 8 15
(J8.65; rough, 7.308.10; light, 8..50
8.85; pigs. 6.157.80; bulk. 7.85 8.60.
Cattle strong. Beeves, 7.25 9.15;
cows. 3.25 8.25; stockers, 6.75 7.65;
Daily United States Weather Map
Generally fair except
tonight or Saturday.
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Observation takes it a. m.. Uth r!din time. Air pressure reduced to sea level. Isobars (cosflnaous tfnwl ptm t: -T points
oreautl lr preuure. Isotherms (dotted lines) pass Uuourn points of aqosi temperature; drawn only for rero. freeiini. Or', sud 103.
O clear; Q partly donor; O cloudy; (g) rain: snow; report missing-, Arrears fly srltn the wind. First figures. lowest
UBflperatore past la hours; second, precipitation of M Inch or more for past 24 hours: third, maximum wind velocity.
The northwestern area of low pres
sure, which now overlies western Can
ada and the territory from Lak Su
perior and the valley of tha Red river
of the north southwestward to Arl
sona, has been attended by showers
on the north Pacific coast and In the
extreme northern portion of the Rocky
mountain region and by occasional
thunderstorms on the eastern Rocky
mountain slope and in the upper MJs
ptsippl valley avV k upper Ifck r.
V on. O mil rrU& l' jg-.vy?ares are
fst tlC'veaba between the
dies acd the ATlegfcaAle. Steal
ers on the south Atlantto cvast are re
sulting from a low which Is over Flor
ida. Increasing pressures end a sharp
fall In temperature arc reported from
the northern Rocky mountain su.:ej.
This distribution of air pressure will
Local and Foreign
Texans, 6.758.15; westerns, 6.40
7.90; calves, 9.50 11.25.
Sheep market steady, 3.00 4.S5;
lambs, 4.75 7.60.
St Louis hogs, S.500; St Joe. 2,300;
Sioux City, 2,800; St Paul, 2,800."
Closing of the Market
Close steady at early prices,; 5 10c
higher. Mostly 10c higher than yes
terday. Mixed, 7.658.80; good, 8.15
8.65; rough, 7.308.10; light, 8.50
NEW YORK STOCKS.
New York, Aug. 15. Following are
the quotations oh rue New York stock
Union Pacific 152
United States Steel, preferred .. 108
United States Steel, common ... 62
Rock Island, preferred "28
Rock Island, common 17
Southern Pacific '92
New York Central 96
Missouri Pacific 31
Great Northern 126
Northern Pacific U0
Colorado Fuel & Iron 31
Canadian Pacific 218
National Lead 48
Chesapeake & 0hio 55
Brooklyn Rapid Transit 88
Baltimore & Ohio 96
American Locomotive 33
St Paul 107
Lehigh Valley 151
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Aug. 15. Following are the whole
sale quotations on the local market
Butter, Eggs and Cheese.
Eggs, fresh, dozen 20c
Butter, dairy, pound 25c
Butter, creamery, pound 29c
Butter, packing stock, pound ISc
Parsley, bunch 3c
Tomatoes, greenhouse, per bu. ..$1.00
Onions, bunch 2c
Cucumbers, per donen 20c
Lettuce, pound 10c
New potatoes, bushel 90c$1.00
New cabbage, Louisiana, pound ..3c
Onions, Texas, Bermuda and Silver
Skin, per. bushel $1.00
Old cocks 7c
Perch 4c, 7c
Halibut, fresh 10c
Pickerel, pound 8c
Trout, pound 14c
Catfish, pound 15c
Flour, Feed and Fuel.
Straw, ton $9.50
Straw, bale ....35c, 45c
Hay, prairie, bale 50c, 60c
Bran, ton $23.00
Bran, cwt. $1.25
Ear corn, bushel C8c, 70c
Oata, load, bushel 43c, 45c
Cora .chop, cwt $1.35
Shorts, ton $24.00
S. Department of Agriculture.
Ve attended by generally fair and con
tinued warm weather in this vicinity
tonight and Saturday, except that local
thunderstorms are probable.
I , r- r I f7 X 'VT f til
High. Low. Prep.
Atlantic City 74' 64 .00
Boston 70 l. .00
Buffalo 76 66 .00
Rock Iriaad 92 74 .04
Dourer 92 62 . XK
Jacksonville 94 72 .34
Kansas City S 90 .00
Naw Orleana 93 76 .00
TflT 74 (4 - .00
Norfolk 7S 70 .00
Phoenix 100 6S .00
St Louis 96 73 .00
St Paul 86 72 .01
San Diego 70 60 .00
San Francisco 66 54 j
Shorts, cwt .I 125
Wheat, bushel 85c
Coal, lump, per ton $3.50, $4.00
Timothy hay $12.50, $15.00.
Bale straw ....8.00
II WAGNER'S REVIEW II
Closing Stock Letter.
New York. Aug. 15. Stock have
ranged lower today, largely we feel,
belause of the rontinued unsatisfac
tory corn crop advices. During the
morning Union Pacific seemed to re
flect further accumulation and in this
particular quarter there was not much
doubt that there had been a lot of
floating long stocks, to meet on the
way up. London was a moderate buy
er. In the afternoon the feature of
the market was the weakness of the
Btocks of the roads, a large portion
of whose tonnage is corn. The Im
mediate course of the market will, we
think, will depend almost wnolely on
character of the advices of the agri
Drift of the Weather.
Illinois Generally fair, except local
thundershowers in norm tonight or
Saturday; continued warm.
Missouri and Kansas Fair and con
tinued warm tonight, and Saturday.
Indiana Increasing cloudiness, with
showers tonight or Saturday; cooler in
Iowa Generally fair, except joN
ably local thunderstorms tonight or
Saturday; continued warm.
North Dakota Generally fair to
night and Saturday; cooler in east
South Dakota Fair, tonight and
Saturday; cooler tonight.
Nebraska. Generally fair tonight
and Saturday; not quite so warm to
night. Montana Fair tonight and Satur
day; warmer tonight
Wyoming Fair tonigha and Satur
day; cooler In southeast tonight
Wisconsin Unsettled, wit& local
thundershowers tonight or Saturday.
Minnesota Thunder showers tonight
or Saturday; cooler In west tonight.
Lower Michigan Unsettled; show
ers late tc night or Saturday; cooler in
Upper Michigan Showers tonight or
Saturday; cooler in northwest tonight;
Morning Grain Letter.
, Chicago, Aug. 15.. Casn corn is at
highest of crop all over west at 73 to
78 cents. Southwest heat wave is un
checked and Nebraska looks half a
corn crop. Best reports come from
Ohio, Indiana, northern Illinois, the
northwest half of . Iowa. While
corn made new highs Thursday, it
will require some new stimulant to
force fast advances at this level.
Local bulls sell out on bulges and re
place on breaks. Downturns in corn,
however, should be of momentary du
ration. Long distance outlook sug
gests highest average fall prices in
10 to 15 years. Wheat sentiment daily
becomes more favorable to present
levels, but export sales for month of
September are declared small.
Shrewdest speculators are awaiting a
moderate corn break. Rains officially
reported to 7 p. m. Thursday were
small, but private reports Indicate II-
Seattle 64 52 - .00
Washington, D. C. . 80 62 .00
Winnipeg .- 90 64 .22
Yellowstone aPrk . 40 .00
Flood. Height Chng
St Paul 14 1.8 0.0
Red Wing 14 2.6 0.1
Reed's Landing ... 12 2.7 0.1
La Crosse 12 3.0 0.1
I Lansing is .3.5 0.5
'Prairie du Chien .. 18 4.0 0.0
I Dubuque 18 4.8 0.1
I Le Claire ... lo ' 2.2 0.0
kock island la 4.0 O.f ;
Oaly slight changes in the Missis
sippi will oceir from below Dubuque
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
linois and Iowa" received rains where
needed.' Question is whether corn can
rally on the rains confronts the trade.
Products are under strain of a tem
porary heavy run of hogs. Large re
ceipts give packers the buying advari-tr-e
and hog prices are clipped. It
is a temporary condition. On any
bulge today would sell wheat, corn or
oatsT The Snow guess of a 2,350 mil
lion corn crop, is now three days ,old
and has lost some - of its sting. '. ' -
Liverpool, Aug. 15. Wheat steady
at opening 'on-unsettled weather In
the United Kingdom and steadiness in
American cables. Later profit-taking
developed and prices declined on the
quiet demand for both parcels and car
goes and expectations of liberal
world's shipments this week. Just
before midday there was some reac
tion on a better spot demand and a
private cable reporting unfavorable
weather in France and Germany.
Corn unchanged to 1-8 higher on bet
ter spot demand and the firmness in
American grade there which was up a
Morning Stock Letter.
New York, Aug. 15. The extent of
the pressure on the market will give
the clew to the Immediate future of
t" market. It was not heavy yester
day. Nothing disturbing outside crop
damage exists at present, e Money Is
easy and will continue for a time,
While the old Southern Pacific stock
is held within two roints of the cer
tificates, a demand will come from old
shareholders so as to make a point
profit by exchanging old for new, but
this demand will hardly be large.
Price of old stock is being held up by
a short Interest, : but shorts may dis
appear at any moment The men back
of the market have a good deal of
stock to distribute and will doubtless
bring about more bulges. At such
times we would sell. There Is no re
lief in the southwest, but northern sec
tions of the corn belt have been bene
fitted by good rains. We must be pre
pared to cross off a hundred million
bushels or more from early prospects
of corn. This will be a factor later on.
Are the Rains Too Late?
Chicago, Aug. 15. Placing the lead
ing corn stages at the following condi
tion the average corn condition for
the United States would be 67 to 68;
Illinois, 65; Iowa, 80; Nebraska, 50;
Kansas, 20; Missouri, 50; Texas, 60;
Oklahoma, 40; Indiana, SO; Ohio, 80.
This estimate allows for 20 per cent
of the belt at 90 condition. The crop
outlook would be about 2,500,000,000.
Contract cash corn all over the west
averages 75 to 78 cents and December
corn is 5 to 7 cents discount. Corn
market acts as though the grain
world has adopted the new advanced
price level. Resistence to rains is re
markable. Central west has received
rains but country corn raisers figure
it comes too late.. An Illinois expert
wires me specially that the rains are
too late. Corn received no water of
consequence during last 20 days of
July which is the time when rains are
required. It Is Aug. 15 today and the
crop should be made Aug. 15. Corn
crop is in an exceedingly mixed condi
tion and a final vield above 2.450 mil
lion to 2,550 million is not indicated. !
I believe great corn activity will con
tinue for 60 days and that corn is a
purchase to hold. The strong posi
tion of oats Is not recognized. Many
think they are'nainly a sale on bulges.
They may be a trading proposition
no'w but I believe they will eventually
sell much higher. The territory that
feeds the terminal markets has raise3
too light a supply.. . The high corn
point for the season on a stricken
crop may come September to Decem
ber. In the 1901 catastrophe It ar
rived In December. The 1913 crop
will be under the microscope another
60 days. The first half of August has
brought a 5 to 7 point corn deprecia
tion, and we await proof as to a rain
rally. Downturns in wheat should be
Must Have Been a Storm Scene.
"As perhaps there may be some one
who has not beard the story of the
Dutch painter. I tell it," says Elihrj
VeddeKln the Atlantic.
"A person calling on this painter
heard a most infernal uproar In his
studio. Things seemed to be falling
and brass plates flying about, and there
were loud shouts.
"The servant came to the door In a
state of great anxiety and told the vis
itor at once that the master could not
" 'I should think he couldn't be much
more than be Is,' said the visitor. 'But
what under the sun Is the matter 1
" 'He Is painting a sky. "
A Student of the Drama.
It was at a performance of "Mac
beth," and the three weird sisters had
Just made their first appearance and
chanted their uncanny Incantations
when a handsomely dressed. Intelli
gent looking woman In the third row
turned to her escort and Inquired.
"What's the Idea in having those
witches?" New York Press.
Deserved to Get It
"I want to ask you for a bit of ad
vice," said the Insinuating man.
"What Is !tr
"I want you to put yourself la my
place and me in yours and tell mo
how you would go about It if you
wanted to borrow $10 from me." Ex
Rays and Raise.
"Everybody emits rays. An angry
man emits violet rays; a contented
person emits pinkish rays."
"Sounds interesting. I wonder if my
boss would emit a ten dollar raise oif
If your liver is sluggish and out of
tone, and you feel dull, billoas, consti
pated, take a dose of Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets tonight be
fore retiring and you will feel all right
in the morning. Sold by all druggists.
Handy Guides For Underwriters In
Fixing Premium Rates.
Many persons must have noticed
when making application for fire In
surance that it Is the practice of the
underwriter to examine certain maps
before he will fix the rate of premium
or accept a risk on the property of
fered. His lithographic surveys mark
ed off in diagrams of red arid yellow
and other; colors are always in evi
dence, sometimes bound securely In
dozens of large volumes, on other oc
casions laid conveniently in piles of
loose sheets for handy reference.
Few persons realize, however, that
these maps contain all the Information
which the underwriter desires to. know
about the building he is asked to In
sure and that In most Instances more
matters are explained to him . by a
single glance than the applicant could
make even though he be the owner of
As a matter of fact the details set
forth are most explicit. The' map
maker has managed by colors, charac
ters and signs to give a full description
of the construction, equipment and oc
cupation of tho building, everything
which over fifty years of this sort of
surveying has proved to be of any pos
sible Interest to the insurance man. It
Is so complete, for instance, that au
agent In New York 'City can readily
form a good idea of the character of a
risk situated in some town In Missouri
or California, or, vice versa, agents in
towns in these western states can like
wise tell the character of a risk In
New York city. Cassler's Magazine.
Poising on Nothing.
Away up in the air, far beyond the
mountain tops, the great condors wlil
hang poised as motionless as if perch
ed on solid rock., True, their wings
are outstretched, but even through
glasses not the slightest motion Is per
ceptible. They remain In this position
for many minutes, sometimes for an
hour, making a careful scrutiny of ev
erything below them In their search
for prey. Then, with a slight tilting
of the wings, they flap slowly away,
or, having found what they were seek
ing, dart like a bullet toward it The
eagle, hawk and other species have
this same faculty of poising apparrxt
ly on nothing.
-. Banked Rails.
In rounding a curve the tendency
of the weight of a train Is Invariably
to shift to the outside wheels. To
counteract this tendency the outer rail
of a curve Is raised on a higher level
than the Inside, the elevation being
In en exact proportion to the sharp
ness of thecurve as determined by the
principles of engineering. If both
rails of a curved track were of exactly
the same elevation a train would not
dare round it at high speed.
Tender Hearted Youths.
Sympathetic Old Lady You're kind
hearted boys to help that poor fellow
up. Here's a quarter for some candy.
. Enthusiastic Small Boy : (helping
fat " man worse for liqaor Tannks.
misses, but Jest ham; aroaai a minute
50c the Wagon
$10.00 the Car
eoples Power Co,
Plant Foot of 4th St., Molinc
and watch th' fun when he falls ag'In.
New York Times.
Comic Opera Milkmaids.
"I thought I would Introduce a real
cow Into my comic opera."
"How did it work?"
What Better Use?
What better use can ou. make of part of your
money than have it make a profit for you? - '
What you keep is your profit on your lmng; keep
ing money, at interest gives you another profit
regular income repeated profits.
Tou can have these two profits in a savings -account
with the German Trust & Savings bank.
German Trust & Savings Bank
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What Rudyard Kipling Said
About the Grand Canyon in ; -
Yellowstone National; Park
"I looked Into a gulf 1,700 feet deep, with eagles and. fish
hawks circling far below. And tbo sides of that gulf were one
wild welter of color crimson, emerald, cobalt, ochre, amber, hon- '
ey splashed with port wine,' snow-white, vcrmillion, lemon v and '
silver-gray In wide washes. The sides did not fall sheer, but wera
graven by time and water and air into monstrous heads of kings, '.'
dead chiefs men and women of the oid time. So far below that
no sound of Its strife could reach us, the Yellowstone River ran, .;
a finger-wide strip of jade green. ";
"Eveninjr crept through the pines that shadowed mk, but the
full glory of the day flamed In that Canyon as we wnt out very
cautlouely to a Jutting- piece of rock that overhung the deepest
deeps of alL" ; ,
I want to aend you an Illustrated pamphlet on the Yellowstone
Park. It contains a fine map in colors, showing; til the points of
, Interest, and describes the many wonders to be seen. And I would
like to tell -yaxi jtist how to gro there most comfortably. May I do '. '
so? Kindly call or write
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- ''in't work " at all. The milk
taaids frightened the cow." Washing
Halifax, N. S. Prince Albert . ol
Monaco, ruler of Monte Carlo, has ar
rived here. ( i
MISS D. ODEN, Passenger agent- A '.
F. A. RIDDELL. Ticket age&v ;l "
Phone R. I. 680 v .