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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, AUGUST, 21, 1913.
TODAY'S MARKET QUOTATIONS
Local and Foreign
Chicago and New York market! fur
nished by E. W. Wagner & Co., mem
bers Chicago Board of Trade; grain,
provisions, stocks and cotton; private
wires to all financial centers. Corre
spondents oa the New York Stock and
Cotton Exchanges. Trl-clty office In
Rock Island hotel. ' Phono Rock Is
P. J. McCORMICK, Manager.
Wheat Open. High. Low. Close.
Sept. 87V4 87-87V4 874 B!
Deo. .. 91 91V4 90 9074-A
May 95 96 95 95 B
Sept. 75 75 74 74 B
Dec. ...63 70 69y4 69-B
May ....... .704 71 70' 70 A
Sept. . 424 42 42 42
Doc .....454 45i 44 44 B
May 48 48 47 47 B
fiept . 21.00 21.05 21.00 21.02ax
Jan. ....19.65 19.65 19.52 19.55
Oct.. - -
1L82 11.82 11.30 11.30-a
11.35 '11.40 11.85 11.37 B
1L60.1L60 11.55 : 11.55 B
U.37 U.40 1L35 k11.35-B
.Wheat opened -unchanged ; cksed
' Corn opened unchanged;- closed
To- Last Last
t- cay. wee, year.
iMlnnecpoll.190 151 239
tDulutfc ........ 29 30 121
Winnipeg 20 52 C2
Chicago Estimates Tomorrow.
,COTO mm .. ..i... ... ii.ii 59
OatS ' -m I I i p i I . m m- .238
Wheat today.. 983,000 756,000
Year ago .....1090.000 B05.000
Corn today ....... 380,000 354,000
Tea rago 401,000 381.000
Chicago Cash Grain,
Oats No. 2 w, 43Vi43; No. 3 w,
42Vi43; No. 4 w, 42342; stand
Corn No. 2, 78378; No. 2 w,
78; No. 2 y. 7878; No. 3. 78
78; No. 8 w, 78; No. 3 y, 780 78;
No. 4, 77 77; No. 4 w, 77 0
77; No. 4 y, 77; sgn, 76; egy. 76.
.' Wheat No. 2 r, 88 89; No. 3 r,
R70R8; No. 4 r, 83087; No. 2 h w,
,8 fi&O; No. 3 h w, 88088; No. 4
n w, 83fi87; No. 1 n e. 92092;
'No. 2 ns, 91392; No. 3 ns, 89090;
No. 4 ns. 8208S; No. 2 s, 910 92; No.
i B, h9091; NO. 4 S, 82086; No. 1 v c,
91091; No. 2 v c. 90091; No. 3 v c,
88090; No. 1 durum, 90091; No. 2
Call Bids on Track, Chicago.
Corn August track. No 3 m 76, No.
3 w 76. No. 3 y 76. Ten days' track,
76, No. 3 w 76, No. 3 y 76. Septem
ber track. No. 3 m 75, No. 8 w 75,
No. 8 y 75.
Oats August track. No. 8 w 42,
standard 42, No. 3 w 43. Ton days'
track. No.,3 w 42, standard 42. No. 2
w 43. September track. No 3. w 42,
standard 43. No. 2 w 43.
CHICAGO LIVE STOCK.
Hogs 20,000, against 19,000 estimat
ed. Left over, 5,300. Opened strong to
5c higher. Mixed 7.8509.10, good 8.40
08.85, rough 7.4008.30, light 8.500
Cattie 4,000; steady.
Sheep 12,000; strong.
Nine O'clock Market.
Hogs steady at yesterday's average;
quality fair. Mixed 7.8009.05, good
8.3508.80, rough 7.4008.25, light 8.500
9.10, pigs 6.2507.SO, bulk 7.7008.75.
Cattle steady. Beeves 72509.15,
cows 3.2508.40, stockers 5.75 0 7.65,
Texans 6.7008.10, calves 9.00011.25.
- Sheep strong. Sheep 3.00 04.80;
lambs 4.500 7.90.
Closing of the Market.
Good hogs closed steady. Common
hogs closed strong to 5c higher. Mixed,
7.8009.05; good. 8.3508.80; rough,
7.4008.30; light, 8.5009.10.
Cattle, steady to strong.
Kansas City 6,000 6.00 0 5,00
Omaha 6,500 2.400 11.000
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep.
Chicago 15,000 1.500 7.000
NEW YORK STOCKS.
New YoTk. Aug. 2L Following are
th quotations on me New York stock
Gas ........ ....... ..-. ...113
Union Pacific , . 152
U. S. Steel preferred 107
TJ. S. Stsel common 63
Rock Island preferred . 28
Rock Island common ........... 17
Southern Pacific 90
New York Central 98
Missouri Paciflo 30
Great Northern. ..............126
Northern Pacific .....111
Louisville & Nashville ..........135
Colorado Fuel & Iron 31
Canadian Paciflo 218
Chesapeake & Ohio 57
Brooklyn Rapid Transit 88
American Locomotive 32
St. Paul 106
Lehigh Valley 153
Republic Steel common 24
southeast portion this afternoon.
Montana Fair tonight and Friday;
rising temperatures Friday and in
northwest portion tonight.
Wyoming Generally fair tonight
and Friday; cooler in south portion to
night; warmer In north portion Fri
Kansas Generally fair and cooler
Morning Stock Opinion.
New York, Aug. 21. Buy nothing
except on drives for turns. We do not
look for much Improvement for the
Liverpool. Aug. 21. Wheat opened
niCKen3 " tnnlirht nnH VrA
Halibut, fresh 10c
Pickerel, pound 8c
Trout, pound 14c
Catfish, pound 15c
Flour. Feed and Fuel.
Straw, ton y,'9;?0 unchanged but steady, and later there
Straw, bale ' was some covering by shorts on the
Hay, prairie, oaie oulm Improved demand for American win
Bran, ton. , ters the firmer Russian offers. Re
Bran, cwt $L2o p0rt8 from Russia continue conflicting.
Ear corn, bushel ..75c but our advices state that the weather
Oats, load, bushel 45047c moBt unfavorable In an Important
Corn chop, cwt. 1-ao area and crop estimates are being re
Shorts, ton s.w duced. The weather In the United
Shorts, cwt. $1.25 1 Kingdom Is fine and prospects In Ar-
wteat, nusnei ooc gen tine favorable and these checked
Coal, lump, per ton ld.&u, s.uu tne advance. At 1:30 6trong and high
Timothy hay $14$16 er on smaller Argentine forecast and
. Bale straw . .s.uu I reduced American cron estimates.
if WAGNER'S RVIEW)
At End of August.
Chicago, Aug. 21. Usually at the
end of August corn enters a fluctua-
tory period as the crop size Is settled.
In small crop years, the price level of
ten holds for many-weeks and down-
Morning Grain Letter.
Chicago, Aug. 21. Rainfall was mod
erate Wednesday. Temperatures were turns are replaced by recoveries.
90 to 98 except in parts of Kansas,
where they ran 102. Farmers are sell
ing no corn of consequence.
corn at western terminals is 73 to 78
cents but higher bids have failed to crop promae
The coming September corn condi
tlon of 66 to 69 will be the lowest Sep-
temper condition since 1901. Our
tf.au . ,
corn reports oi current, ween are mam-
ly a verification of the very moderate
elicit offerings. Chicago stocks of
contract stuff. is reported sold to go
out. Guesses on corn conditions are
dipping down to a flat 65. Corn mar
ket is largely a cash affair right now.
Unless heavy sales by farmers the
The leadership of cash corn affairs
still dominates the trend. Western
terminals have a few bushels of corn
only and await the famed September
corn run which in good crop years is
large. This year the price may tempt
breaks will be small. Wheat is half the farmer but we awalt toe evidence.
The Foster forecast of a warm and
dry September s favorable to much of
the corn In the northern nortion ,of
in wneau speculators are ouymg ai the belt From one point ot view
bullish gun cotton may be momentar
ily exploded with the advent of num
erous "nearly two billion" estimates.
However, Mr. Farmer has cut his
telephone wires. He is selling prac
tically no corn and seems to be await
ing further had new on this had croD
great want of drouth in the southwest Grain receivers who should be busy at
this period are exasperated at the
Corn and oats are a superb long dis
tance Investment' Oats must be con
sidered in their aggregate feed posi
tion in pnniimntlftn with nthpr fpprts
the livestock and put everything in The one billion crop idea is secondary
way out of the bear rut and has drop
ped its chance of a permanent break.
Newspapers comment on the change
Winnipeg oats and selling Chicago
oats on tariff considerations. We be
lieve the new tariff will be a fizzle
mainly as regards worrying American
farmers. We prefer to believe that
oats will follow corn on the aggregate
feedstuff situation. Farm journals say
is water. If farmers can tote water
they can get along for Teed. The les
son of 1901 is remembered. In that
year farmers sacrificed their livestock
and then lived to regret. Farm jour
nals advise them to carry water, hold
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Aug. 21. Following are the whole
sale Quotations on tie local market
Butter, Eggs and Cheese.
Eggs, fresh, dozen ..j 21c
Butter, dairy, pound 25c
Butter, creamery, pound 29c
Butter, packing stock, pound 18c
Parsley, bunch 3c
Tomatoes, greenhouse, per bu. ..$1.00
Onions, bunch 2c
Cucumbers, per doaen 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
Drift of the Weather.
Illinois Fair, except probably local
thunder showers tonight or Friday;
Indiana Unsettled, with local
showers tonight or Friday; cooler
Missouri Unsettled, but generally
fair weather tonight .and Friday; low
er temperature Friday and in north
west portion tonight.
Wisconsin Generally fair Friday;
thunder showers in the afternoon or
tonight in east portion; cooler.
Minnesota Fair tonight and Fri
day; cooler tonight.
Iowa Generally fair in northwest;
probably thunder showers in east and
south portions tonight or Friday; cool
er tonight and Friday. '
weDrasKa rrobaDiy showers in
Wheat tone undeniably improved by
recent news. Russia still the great
factor and Russian crop3 still the
guess of Mr. Anybody.
i (Schuetzen Paik)
Free Dance After Concerts
Matinee and Night
30 MUSICIANS 30
1. March from Tannhauser. . .Wagner
2. Paraphrase Forsaken .... Koschatt
3. Serenade, "Love in Idleness"
4. Tenor solo, Cavatina from Faust
Mr. . Carl Spence. -
5. Selection from "Winsome Winnie"
6. Overture, "Beautiful Galatea"
7. Polka de Concert, boIo for Xylo
8. Popular, "The Trail of the Lone
some Pine" . , Carroll
9. Selection from "Prince of Pi'.sen"
Chas. T. Kindt and W. J. Kllnck
Xylophone Solo by
MR. C.C. FIRKENS
Special Program at Each Park
STATE ROAD FUND
TO COUNTY $2,601
Highway Commission Makes Al
lotment for Two Years of
He administrator of Logan county, to
succeed John S. Huller, resigned.
Governor Dunne will represent the
state of Illinois officially at the cele
bration at Keokuk, Iowa, next Mon
day, when the power plant, said to be
the largest in the world will be dedi
cated. The governor will make a
speech in the afternoon.
(Special to The Argus.)
Springfield. 111., Aug. 21. The
state highway commission has made
the allotment of state aid funds for
good roads among the counties of the
It is estimated that the total amount
to accrue from the automobile tax
each year will be $400,000. t The special
tax appropriation for the year 1914-15
will total $300,000.
For Rock Island county is allotted
$2,601 each year from the auto fund
and $1,951 from the state aid fund, a
total for two years of $7,153.
Washington Supporters of Repre
sentative Henry D. Clayton, Governor
O'Neal's appointee to succeed the late
Senator Joseph F. Johnston of Ala
bama, decided not to ask for a caucus,
but instead presented his commission
to the senate and let the committee on
elections deal with the question of
Daily United States Weather Map
U. S. Department of Agriculture.
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eri tonight or Friday;
'ObMmtttaMttkra at Vra.TTBttf mr1!1n'tliM. . Air prwsare rwlncad to 1t.L " Itotnrifeontf tram linxl ,v,w
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ttmporuar. ptt 13 how aeeood. prdpltUoa of Jl Inch ot boh tot pm a Hoot; third, maximum wind velocity
Annual picnic of Davenport grocers
at Zum Alten Dorf.
Meeting of Island City Boating ass
Annual Coal Valley home-comln
District Methodist camp meeting at
Tindall's grove opens.
Picnic of tri-city coal dealers at
Final dancing number of the Acacia
club at Black Hawk's Watch Tower.
Meeting of bowling fana to plan new
Coal Valley home-coming.
Camp meeting at Milan.
Ice cream sociable given by the
Ladies' Aid society of the Edgewood
Coal Valley home-coming,
Ben Greet' Shakespearean players
at the Watch Tower.
Automobile, motorcycle and aero
plane races at Exposition park at 2:30.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
For express, call William Trefa.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Independent Express Co. West 981.
Six per cent farm mortgages. Litten
& Roberta, People's National bank
ANDALUSIA MAN IS
W. L. Parmenter of Andalusia, who
was brought to St. Anthony's- hospital
some time ago, was sufficiently im
proved today to return to his home on
the Helen Blair. He was accompanied
by Mrs. Parmenter.
NEW BUREAU FOR
Finley Bell Made Secretary of
Legislative Reference Board
. The northwestern area of low pres
sure has advanced to Lake Superior,
Causing showers from Saskatchewan
southward to western Nebraska and
eastward to Minnesota. Light show
ers in New Mexico, Arizona and south
ern California have resulted from the
southwestern barometric depression.
It remains warm In the central val
leys and the southwest, but an area
of decidedly high pressure Is this
morning central over Alberta and the
attendant much cooler temperatures
have extended southeastward to North
Dakota. High pressures also prevail
tin tha Atlantic slope. Owing t the
eastward movement of the northern
low and the approach of the Alberta
bigh, cooler weather la Indicated for
this vidinlty with probably
showers tonight or Friday.
High. Low. Prep.
Atlantic City 74 68 .00
Boston 70 E8 .00
Buffalo 86 64 .00
Rock Island 88 74 .00
Denver 90 64 .00
Jacksonville 8S 43 .00
Kansas City 66 89 .00
New Orleans 94 78 .00
New York 76 64 .00
Norfolk 76 66 .00
Phoenix 102 76 .00
St. Louis 90 76 .00
St. Paul SJ 66 .76
Ban Diego 73 64 .02
San Tranclsco 64 j C8 ,00
Seattle 73 '. C8 .00
Yellowstone Park . . .
Reed's Landing .
Pralrl du Chlen
Flood. Height Chng
...14 2.0 xO.l
...14 2.1 0.1
...12 . 2.4 xO.l
...12 2.6 0.1
...18 2.9 0.1
...18 3.3 0.2
...18 4.1 0.4
...10 2.2 O.
...18 4.7 x0.2
LIGHTING EFFECTS ARE
CARRIED BY THE GREET CO.
Not the least of the beauties of
A Mdsummer Night's Dream," to be
given by the Greet players at the
Watch Tower Saturday, is the verita
ble fairyland the woods are con
verted into by the lighting effects
The seasons change before the eyes
by the action of the lights, from a dull
spring day to the warm glow of au
tumn, from bright daylight to cold
moonlight not for a few feet of space,
but is carried oft into the distant
woods. It has taken years of careful
work to devise this method of lighting,
which Mr. Greet carries as a part of
the equipment of hia organization.
As head of Princeton university,
President Wilson expressed the follow
ing words of appreciation:
"My Dear Mr. Greet: We have al
ways taken the greatest pleasure In
your plays, and feel that they have
brought us not only pleasure but in
struction also. Your return in your
methods to the simplicity of the
SLakeepearean drama has seemed to
us to add to the charm and power of
the plays, and I for one can very heart
ily praise the artistic manner in which
yoi have achieved your ends.
"Very sincerely yours.
RiViR FORECAST. Green Bay. Wls-The 12th biennial
biowly failing stages in the Mlsslss- session of the Lutheran ioint synod
ippl will prevail from below Dubuque ! cf Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan
to Muscatine. . I opened with about 150 deleeates nrea-
J. ai. biiE-tUEH, Local Forecaster. I ent
BROWN'S BUSINESS COLLEGE.
Will Solve the Position Question for
To enroll for the combined course at
Brown's Business college Sept. 1 means
that one year from new you will ba
in a good paying position. Office at
1423 Second avenue. Open this even
200. MILES ROAD
BUILT IN ONE DAY
Missouri Volunteers, Headed by
Two Governors, Continue .
Kansas City, Aug. 21. Encouraged
with their results of yesterday, when,
according to Governor Major's esti
mates, 200 miles of new roads were
built in Missouri and 100 miles of old
roads repaired, good roads hosts starV
ed forth today to complete the work
so well begun. Although volunteers
engaged in the campaign yesterday ex
ceeded expectations, reports from
nearly every county indicated a larger
number was wielding picks and shov
e'.s today. Governor Major and Gov
ernor Hodges of Kansas left Jeffer
son City early this morning to resume
active work on the roads.
TO STUDY WISCONSIN PLAN
Members of Commission, Except Gov
ernor Dunne, to Make Trip to
Springfield, 111., Aug. 21. Members
of the newly created legislative refer
ence bureau met for the first time
yesterday afternoon, effected an organ
isation and prepared to begin work at
once to make the bureau useful as
soon as possible.
Finley Bell of Chicago was elected
secretary. Although the statute creat
ing the bureau permits the secretary's
salary to be $",000 a year. Bell's sal
ary was fixed at $3,000 a year at Gov
ernor Dunne's suggestion. No assis
tant secretary was elected.
Under the act creating the bureau.
the governor becomes ex officio chair
man of the commission and the other
four members are the chairmen of the
senate and house committees on appro
priations and judiciary. They are Sen
ator O'Connor and Representative
Shanahan of the appropriations com
mitter and Senator Juul and Repre
sentative Karcli of the judiciary com
All the members of the committee
except Governor Dunne v.ill leave at
once for Madison, Wis., to inspect the
reference bureau there.
Secretary Bell resides at 400S Vin-
cennes avenue, Chicago. He formerly
was chief clerk of ti.3 Southern Pacific
railway at Houston, Tex., and became
known throughout the railroad world
as the compiler of a volume known as
"Western Freight Rates."
The commission will be permanently
located in the house judiciary room,
Governor. Dunne announced the ap
pointment of Alfonso Laurine, 909
South State street Chicago, to be as
sistant superintendent of the South
Side Free State Employment agency
in cnicago, to succeed A. A. Barnes.
xne governor also appointed two
public cdministrators as follows:
John E. Patterson of Decatur to be
public administrator of Macon county
to succeed John B. Priestly, rcslgnod,
. John Edmunds cf Lincoln to be pub-
ir of 1121 Fourth avenue)
Let us vulcanize that bad automobile, tire of yours.
Send your tire to us and the work will be done to your en
We do the best of work and our prices are most rea
sonable. All Work Called For
Telephone Rock Island 2803.
H. E. SCHREINEE, Prop.
F. TOMUNSON, Mgr.
and St. Paul
rfifrT-l'Tn r ' i-- '-"-''''t'l
Plan for your vacation new on tho Tri-Cities Favorite fcteamer Morn
ing Star. Commencing May 3L Leaves Rock Vkuu for St Paul
every Saturday at 3 p. m.
WHITE COLLAR LINE STEAMERS BETWEEN ROCK
ISLAND, BURLINGTON, KEOKUK AND QUINCY.
Take a trip to the Big Dam at Keokuk. Steamer Helen Blair leaves
every Monday. Wedneiiday and Friday at 4 p. m. Call or write for it
Office foot of 19th St. p. W. LAMONT, Agent, Phone 188.
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 Is
your residence. Do not let your wiring contract until yo i have eeen
Wo guarantee our electrical wiring to be absolutely fireprooL
Illinois Contracting Electrical Co.
t 808. Twentieth Street, Rock Island, III.
MARTIN McNEAl Y, Mgr.