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THIS ROCK ISTJANT) ARGUS. MONDAY. SEPTEnTEK 29, IDI3.
TODAY'S MARKET QUOTATIONS
Local and Foreiqn ;
Chicago ar.d New York markets 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 on the New York Stock and
Cotton Exchanges. Trt-clty office In
Bock Island hotel. Phono Rock Is
P. J. McCORMICK. Manager.
Wheat Open. High. Low. Close.
Eept 65V 85 84 S5?i
Dec S7 88 Vs 86 88 A
J!ay 92V 93 91? 93 B
Bept 70g 71s, 70i 714 b
Dec 70 70 69 70 B
May 711 72 71 72 A
Bcpt 41 41i 40 41
Dec 42" 43 4J 42
May 45 46 45 46
Sept. 21.80 21.80 1.80 21.80 N
Jan 19.90 19.92 19.90 19.92 B
Fept 11.0211.10 11.00 11.00 B
Oct 11.00 11.05 10.95 , 10.97 A
Bept 10.92 X
Oct. 10.95 10.9510.87 10.87
Nine O'clock Market.
Strong at Saturday's average. Esti
mated receipts for tomorrow: Hogs,
18,000; cattle. 5,000; sheep, 35,000.
Hogs, mixed, $S.OO!9,000; good. $3.30
(8.95; rough. $7.908.20; light. JS.35
1 1 9.00; pigs, ?5.007.90; bulk. $8.35
Cattle market 5c lower. Beeves, $7.50
9.40; cows, $3.508.35; stockers,
$5.75 7.65; Tesans, $6.50 8.00; west
erns, $6.60S.35; calves, $9.0011.50.
Sheep steady to 10c higher, $3.25
4.65; lambs, $5.00 7.40.
Closing cf the Market.
Hogs closed strong to shade higher.
Good, others steady. Mixed, S.00
9.05; good, 8.30 8.95; rough, 7.90
8.20; light. 8.35 9.00.
Cattle, 10c lower.
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep.
Kansas City 8,00 28,000 15,000
Omaha 3,200 13,000 32,000
St. Louis .-w 8,500
St Joseph 3,300
Sioux City '. 3,500
St Taul 3,800
Chicago Cash Grain.
No. 2 w
72 '4 ft 72 s. No. 2 y 72 rn 72 , No. 3
No. 3 w 7272, No. 3 y
72 i 72
ri'571. No. 4 w 71
No. 4 y 71 ft
Wheat No. 2 r 93-?? 94. No. 3 r 90
Ti92, No. 4 r fc&ffifln. No. 2 hard JC
No. 3 h 85'4(&'8C. No. 4 h S2M,
No. 2 s Sf.ifiSX, No. 3 s M&!7, No. 4 s
OTt84. No. 1 ns SSS90, No. 2 ns S7
Ti88, No. 3 ns S6fi87, No. 4 11s S1Q84,
Ko. 1 vc 8687, No. 2 vc SCfi87, No.
8 vc 83 84. No. 1 durum Soft SC. No.
t durum 83 S4, No. 3 durum 80gS2.
Oats No. 2 w 42 43, No. 3 41'i
?42. No. 4 40";ffJ41Vz, standard 41?
t42, sgw 3D40.
Wheat opened to
Unchanged to off.
It off; closed
off; closed up
Wheat 3S 9
To- Last Last
day. week, year
Minneapolis S23 1.302 713 1
Duluth 970 8S8 695
Winnipeg 2,247 2,579 863
Chicago Estimates Tomorrow.
NEW YORK STOCKS.
New York, Sept 29. Following are
the quotations on tee New York stock
Union Pacific 159
United States Steel, preferred .. 108
United States Steel, common .. 60
Rock Island, preferred 23
Rock Island, common 14
Southern Pacific 90
New York Central 95
Missouri Pacific 29
Great Northern 127
Northern Pacific 111
Louisville & Nashville 136
Colorado Fuel & Iron 30
Canadian Pacific . 229
Illinois Central 110
National Lead 469
Chesapeake & Ohio 58
Brooklyn Rapid Transit 89
Baltimore & Ohio 93
American Locomotive 32
133 J St. Paul 105
15 Copper 74
Lehigh Valley 156
Republic Steel, common 22
Cucumbers, per dozen 2U3!
Lettuce, pound 10c
New potatoes, bushel. ....... S0c9Oc
New cabbage, Louisiana, pound ..Sc
Onions,-Texas, Eermuda and SIItct
Sklz, per bushel
Old cocks 7c
Halibut, fresh uc
Pickerel, pound &c
Catfish, pound 150
Trout. rjouad 14c
Flour. Feed and Fuel.
Straw, ton S."0
Straw, tale 35c 40c
Hay. prairie, bale 55c.60c
Bran, ton 23.00
Bran, cwt. 11-25
Ear corn, bushel 75c
Oats, load, bushel 42c43c
Com chop, cwt $L35
Shorts, ton $24.00
Shorts, cwt. $L25
Wheat bushel 80c
Coal, lump, per tot $3.50, $4.00
Timothy hay $14$15
Baie straw 8.00
Rye, per bushel 64c
ter wheat centers will decrease. This T
month will wind up deliveries of cash , 1
wheat on future contracts until next j
December, and this will be some fcelp.
Th situation appeals to us as a
healthy one and we strongly advise
purchase on any depressions today or
Corn cables lower. Weather wet
throughout the belt. We believe this
cereal heavily oversold and look for
sharp falling off in receipts and im
proved demand and good speculative
support after deliveries are placed.
Advise purchases on depressions today
Oats This cereal is cheap, conse
quently farm consumption must be
enormous. Since the decline in prices
farmers have not been selling and this
will show up soon in receipts.
Liverpool, Sept 29. Wheat opened
quiet and lower, influenced by private
reports of a favorable condition in Ar
gentine for wheat and the large Amer
ican shipments this week as shown in
the world's total. Later market in
active with general undertone steady.
The decrease in Russian shipments,
expected liberal decrease in the
amount on passage and moderate
world's shipments were an incentive
for support Top grades of Manitobas
are liberally offered, but bids are
Corn lower on weaker American ca
bles. World's shipments were ample,
but amount to the United Kingdom
There are no expensive preparations; no time lost; use only your
leisure hours; sit in your easy chair; and read ,
Panama VS.? In Picture Prose
Market Square Sales
Sept. 27, 1913.
3 loacs of corn at 75c
.2 loads of Oats at 43c ment
3 loads or timotay nay at $16
1 !oad of bale straw at $7
II WAGNER'S REVIEW II
Closing Stock Letter.
New York, Sept 29. What little ac
tivity there was to the day's market
was practically confined to the first
hour, during which prices gave way
rather easily, with Steel the leader in
the decline. Traae reports were said
to be less favorable, although real
izing that the new tariff schedules
would soon be workable, had something
to do with the unfavorable feeling to
ward the issue. Some disappointment
was felt that no announcement was
forthcoming, after the meeting of the
Union Pacific executive committee. In
other directions, the day's news was
of routine character, with the market
dull for the better part of the session.
As we see it, the immediate future
holds out little encouragement to the
bull, with the uncertainty over the
tariff and the currency measure, and
the markets own lack of technical
Morning Grain Letter.
Chicago, Sept. 29. Wheat cables
to lower. Weather map good for
movement. Several factors which will
put a stop to present bearish feeling
coming to surface. Southwestern move-
however, promises to get still
Year ago . .
Corn today .
Y ear ago . . .
CHICAGO LIVE STOCK.
Hogs, 35,000. Left over, 2.840.
he lower. Mixed. $7.90(78.9".;
$8.25Ji 8 90; rough. $7.80(& 8.15;
f 8.30i 8.95.
Cattle, 23,000; 10c lower.
Sheep, 40000; steady.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Sept. 29. Following are the whole
sale quoiaucza on Too local market
Butter, ggs and Cheese.
Eggs, fresh. Cozen 23c
Butter, dairy, pouna 25c
Butter, creamery, pound 31c
Butter, pacing stock, sound 18c
Parsley, bunch 2c
lighter and is now so low that interior
millers are forced to come to market
centers for supplies. Northwest move
ment promises to continue at a fair
pace owing to favorable weather con
ditions. Russian shipments are large.
Danubian shipments are small. The
Drift of the Weather. '
Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa Unset-
tied with showers tonight or Tuesday.
Lower Michigan and Indiana Un
settled with local rains tonight or
Upper Michigan Fair tonight;
Missouri Unsettled; showers to
night or Tuesday; warmer in west
Minnesota Unsettled with showers
tonight or Tuesday; warmer in north
South Dakota Unsettled with prob
ably showers tonight or Tuesday;
Nebraska Unsettled with showers
tonight or Tuesday; cooler in west
Kansas Generally fair in west;
unsettled in east tonight and Tuesday.
Montana Cloudy tonight and Tues
day; cooler tonight and in east Tuesday.
Wyoming Unsettled with rain to
night or Tuesday; colder Tuesday and
in west tonight.
Wheat Market Weakness.
Chicago, Sept. 29. The weakness in
the wheat market for the past week
is accounted for by the fears of Ca
nadian wheat coming in free to this
country. Receipts at northwestern ;
points were unusually large, consider-;
ing the size of crop there, but insig
nificantly small at winter wheat
points. Southwestern farmers are
selling practically nothing. Foreign
news rather friendly to values. We ,
feel on wheat, as we do on the other 1
grains, that when September con-
tracts are provided for traders will '
review with favor the domestic news j
and disregard fears of Canadian free '
wheat, especially as late advices from
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crop is not as large as has been pre
viously announced. Canadian wheat is
of such fine quality it will be wanted
right clong and good quality never has
been a price depressing factor. There
is the Argentine uncertainty and the
Tomatoes, greennouse, t)U. ..75c$1.00 strong probability that stocks at win-
tu.-rt tnfthffr Tnnl.-p fnlrlv hnlliiih fihnvv-
Ing. Latest estimates indicate that j Ca,na?a a,re t0 tne. effect that nothing
Daily United States Weather Map
U. S. Department of Agriculture.
Unsettled weather with
showers tonight or
JEXPlJAN ATOR V'NOTEa.
n,..ii m ffK" mrl(llj 'time. Air erasure reduced to se level. Isobars (coDtfnoom tlnM bus thmnrfi twilnti
of equal air pressure. IaoUierms (dotted Uoea) pa Uuougta polnu of equal tempera tare; dnwo only for aero, freezing. VP, and 100.
O clear: parurcloadj; Q cloudr. VS nia' W3001"1 s! epor Dusnnf. f Arrows aj wwa tne wind, a Fim fisnrea. lowest
temperature peat 12 boors: second.' precipitation of .01 lncb or more for paM 34 bonra; third, maxim am wld velocity.
Moderately high pressures prevail
from the middle and south AUantlc
coast westward to the lower Missis
sippi valley and another high overlies
the north TaciSc coast. Low, or rela
tively low, pressures are reported
from the remaining sections, with the
itreatet barometric depressions over
t'tah and southern Saskatchewan.
Phowers have resulted in the Missis
sippi. Ohio and lower Missouri valleys
nud in Washington and Oregon, with
the greatest rainfall, 1.36 inches, at
Memphis, and moderate temperatures
are noted In about all portions of the
observation field. On account of the
low pressure to the westward, unset
tled wather 13 indicated for this vicin
ity, with showers tonight or Tuesday.
The temperature changes will be un
Atlantic City ...
New York ...
68 64 .00
70 52 .00 j
64 56 .00
65 53 .05
50 42 .22
84 70 .00
64 56 .00
86 76 .00
66 54 .00
70 60 .00
90 56 .00
70 62 .18
70 56 .00
78 60 .00
64 56 .00
60 52 .04
Washington. D. C. . 74 60 .00
Winnipeg 74 38 .00
Yellowstone Park . 32 .00
Flood. HeigLi. Chng
St ' Paul
Red Wing .
Reed's Landing .
Prairie du Chier
14 2.0 0.1
14 2.3 xO.l
12 2.6 x0.2
12 2.4 0.0
18 29 0.0
18 2.9 0.1
18 3.5 0.0
10 1.3 0.0
15 2.6 0.1
will be done until parliament meets , .
next spring. i -
It has been a week of continued k
liquidation in corn; weakness of the R
casn article and good receipts have ; S6
been the depressing factors. A mod-! al
erate setback can be looked for but
the fact remains that we have a very'
short crop of corn and weakness in
other grains or bearish tactics will
not add a bushel to the yield. We feel
that the early part of next week will
be the time to purchase corn.
Oats Sales of Canadian oats to
eastern consumers at 6c per bushel
duty paid at lower prices than do
mestic article was the main depress
ing influence. Our large stocks were
offset In a measure by the improve
ment In the southern demand and
the low price this cereal as compared
with other grains, hay and substi
tutes. Arrivals of the past few days
confirm our previous views of farm
ers' disinclination to accept present
Clover seed Our Toledo office
wires: "Clover seed gained 30c to 40c
during the week. Receipts remark
ably light for such good crop. Ship
ments relatively heavy."
Provisions Lower, due to an indif
ferent demand. Hog cholera reports
continue to come in. Packers' atti
tude not friendly to values.
Stocks Market restricted because
of uncertainty of the Union Pacific
distribution. It is a noteworthy fact
that talk of bullish character reveals
the vulnerable peculative position of
the market which is that of the bears.
Cotton Futures responded to bull
news more impressively today than
heretofore. With new high quotations
established there may be some nat
ural reaction but weather conditions
are unfavorable for open boll6.
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Mail Orders Filled as Explained in the Cer
tificate Printed in This Issue.
NAMING A TOWN.
habitants of Rumford. This was still
highly unsatisfactory because lt only
made them a parish in the town of
The controversy continued until 1774.
when it was finally settled and an
independent town was formed under
the name of Concord. It was due to
the devotion of the little band of
settlers to their cause and the unity
which existed among them that the
Independent incorporation of the town
was finally obtained, and it was emi
nently fitting that the concord which
existed between them during the strug
gle of nearly fifty years should be
memorialized in their town's name.
Ladies' Home Journal.
but the wasps never vary. Men have
been stung to death by hornets, and
horses and mules likewise. Chicago
BOATS GROW ON TREES.
DODGED THE WASPS.
Only slight changes in the Missis
sippi will occur from below Dubuque
J. M. SKERIER, Local Forecaster.
Concord Was Selected After Fifty
Year of Controversy.
The came of Concord, N. H-, was
given to the town after a controversy
which lasted fifty years. In 1723 the
land now within its bounds was grant
ed to the colonists under the name of
Peacock by the colony of Massachu
setts: This claim was disputed by the
colony of New Hampshire, which two
years later granted this same land to
the township of Bow. 1733 Massachu
setts incorporated Peacock into a
township named Rumford, and for
more than forty years a fierce legal
controversy was carried on. No agree
ment could be reached, and the mat
ter was taken to the authorities In
England, but even then there was no
satisfactory nor permanent settlement
In the face of an evident leaning
toward the claims of Bow, both in
England and in America, the littie
band of colonists in Rumford fought
on valiantly, and In 17C5 an act of
Incorporation was granted to the In-
Simple Trick by Which the Woodsmen
Escaped a Stinging.
A man on his first trip into the wilds
and marshes of an unknown country
with the United States drainage engi
neers was struck -by a unique method
they have to escape from the attack
of wasps and1 hornets. The country
traversed is generally covered with
thick undergrowth, and a path has to
be cut through this all along tbe line.
So when a big wasp nest is reached
there is very little warning, some
times tbe axmen cutting into a big one
with their machetes.
The person relating this experience
was some sixty feet behind tbe ax
men with the Instrument when all
at once the two axmen dropped In
their tracks as if they had been struck
by a thunderbolt The man behind
and tbe two cbainmen did likewise.
While they were lying prone on the
grass and wet marsh they heard what
sounded like bullets zooing over their
beads. One after the other they came
with angry zips. Wben things bad
quieted down a Lit work was con
tinued, and the new man found th:it
to escape from wasps or hornets tbe
thing to do was to drop lustanter.
Tbe insects seem to be so mad that
tbey By In straight lines along a
level and do not have time to hunt
around for you.
It is said that hornets are not so
prone to follow this rule as wasus.
West Indian Boys Can Get All of Them
When a West Indian boy wants a
toy boat all he has to do Is to visit a
cocoanut tree. These trues bear great
bunches of nuts among their drooping
green leaves, and when the bunch
first sprouts out In the "orni of a
bud it is inclosed within a bard,
tough, woody case or spathe two or
three feet long, eight or ten Inches
in diameter nnd tapering to a point nt
one end and to a slender stern at the
other. In fact, lt looks very much
like a huge wooden cigar.
As the buds and flowers develop the
spathe splits open, and the flower
bunch continues to grow out beyond it
until the nuts begins to ripen. By this
time the spathes have become dry and
hard and bre.ik off and drop to the
ground of their own accord.
It is the spathes or bud coverings
that the West Indian boys use for toy
boats, and. while the dry and fallen
ones will answer, better boats are
made from the more flexible and part
ly green spathes still cliuging to the
The spathe es gathered from tbe tree
is almost in the shape of a boat, and
all that is necessary to transform it to
a very seaworthy and fast sailing toy
canoe is to sew tbe open end together
and fit rudder, sail and scats or
When this Is done the boat is almost
an exact model of the big dugout ca
noes that tint boys' fathers use in fish
ing. In fact, these dugouts were prob
ably copied from oue of the tree grown
boats. -From "Harper's Book For
place to pnntaa hooks was lt rendered
in the medieval Latin then In use. "niir
merari" "to be numbered." as we say
in English. Transpose the first aud
third letters and you get "raunerarl.'
"to be rewarded." which is what all
prayer books would be printing today
aud congregations singing were it not
for that fifteenth century printer's
tror. Loudoa Tatler.
Wrong Hunch, No Lunch.
'Tlere, my lioy." said his new em
ployer, "take thU quarter and go out
and get three ham sandwiches."
The boy vanished and did not return
for half an hour.
"See here. Where have you been
loitering," demanded the boss, "and
where are tny sandwiches?"
"Scissors!" gasped tbe boy. "I
thought they were for tne!" New
"Aren't you having your daughter
taught to play or sing?"
".No." replied Mrs. Flirngilt. "I have
din-Mod that she shall have no accomplishment:-!
whatever. Instead of striv
ing for approval 1 want her to have
the superior pose that enable ber to
observe the efforts of other with toi
etaut interest " Washington Star.
"Of course." said the tourist "yon
know all about tbe antidotes for snake
"Certainly," replied the explorer. ' .
"Well, when a snake bites
what's the tbfng you du?"
A Perpetual Error.
A printer's error in perpetuity! How
many know that when joining in ibe
"Te Deum" they are carrying on. in
one phrase of that song of praise, an
ancient blunder? "Make them to be
numbered with thy naitits;" so it run.
And so wteu manuscript coDies mive
The New Mother.
"When yon kissed your weeplns
mother goodby and went out Into the
world to make your fortune I presume
her lust t.';srriil injunction was for you
to be rood?"
"No. make good "
Your complexion as .well as your
temper i:: rendered miserable by a dis
ordered liver By taking Chamber
lain's Stomach s.Jd Liver Tablets you
can i'lprova both. Soid by ail dru?