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THE ARGUS. FRIDAY. AUGUST 7, 1908.
SAILING THE AIR Form of Sport Will be Common as Automobillno in 10 Years From Now. MAY BE A FAD FOR CALLS Henri Farman Says Airship Flight De Spends Upon Perfection of Motors and Aerial Balance. Henri Farman. tlie noted French aeronaut, who Is to tjlvevsine exhibi tions in Lis aeroplane at Brighton Beach, Now York, has written an ar ticle on the future of the Hying ma chine for the New York American in which be says: Flying will be as common as auto raobiling within ten years. It will take another decade lo perfect the fly ing machine for practical and safe use. It took several years to bring the bicycle and the automobile to that state, and now the energies of the mechanician and the aeronaut are turned to the (terfectlng of the flying machine. . Some people will always remain too timid to go up into the air. just as some are even now too timid to enii-r a motor car. Not every one had the courage or the .ability to ride a bicycle either. , It will become quite a fad. I be lieve, for a man to take his wife and friends a hundred or two hundred miles la his flying machine to call on some friend i:i the country. The flight of the Imagination that conceives such a plan will be bridged within ten yenrs. I believe. The novelty of such trips will --war off just ns docs the novelty of an auto jaunt. Air sailing will remain in Its ex perimental stages only a few years longer. The time for experimentation Is iassing rapidly. Half the solution of the air sailing problem rests on the perfect ios; of the motor. My motor weighs over 200 pounds, one-fifth the entire weight of the machine with me in it. It is fifty five liorseKwer. but only three-fifths of that can be used. Half cf the avail able power is applied to the propeller, which leaves me only nineteen horse power for driving purposes. That is the defect of the present mo tor, on the remedying of which prog ress In air navigation depends. When I can increase the horsepower without Increasing the weight the problem will lie solved. For Instance, my present outfit weighs 530 kilos, or over 1.100 pounds. The available horsepower of the motor is thirty'-oight. When I can reduce the whole outfit to twenty kilo3 In weight to one horsepower in use. half the difficulty of flying will be over come. . - ' Ballmer Srrlon Problem. xThe other half lies in the problem of atrial balance. The-machine must bal- McCABFS Specials for Saturday Last final dosing price on ladies' ready trimmed Summer Hats. 40--forty- 40. Were 4.00. 4.50. 5.00 and up to 8.50. Satur day take your pick for 79c, 79c. 79c. See east 2d Ave. window and pick out your hat for 79c. Fancy Crimped White End Curtain Rodscomplete, each 7c. Hundreds of remnants of laces and embroideries, made during the big selling of last month, clean them out" Saturday at just Half Price - only half. . Wid Hair- Bow taf'eta ribbons are all the rage Saturday we of fer 50 pieces 6-inch fine taffeta ribbons all co'ors, about half price at 19c a yard. Decorated Dinner Plates with stippled gold edge --75c value Saturday set of 6 for 58c. Universal go'd enamel Paint for decorating, 10c. Fine crystal glass Table Tumb lers finished edge and bottom. -special Saturday, set 12c. 10-ft. Clothes Line Props with ironed ends. Saturday 19c. Wood Garden Hose Menders--each 1 C. 12 Hammocks, 1.50 value, complete with pillow, spreader and rings. Saturday 95c. Tapestry Squares for xhair seats, etcvalue 50c Saturday only 15c. . ' i. - 600 yards I2c white, curtain Swiss 7C a yard. 2:30 p. m. whi.'e' 15 dozen last, ladles' sleeveless Jersey ribbed, vests 2c each. Fibrj Suit Cases., Holland covered, brass lock and catches, leather handle and . corners, all day each 72c. Women's ribbed top fine gauze hose, per pair. 10c. At 2 o'dockVnlll lengths stand ard checked apron ginghams, per yard. Mc . Musical Program Tbe etfc?r half Hes in the- problem of aerial balance.. The machlno must bal ance itself . automatically like-a bird before absolute safety in flight can be guaranteed. The only war such mas tery of wind and air can be obtained Is by the . sufces?fu! imitation of the bird. A machine of the monoplane type a winged flying machine will be the .practical airship of the future. I have been studying the monoplane ma chine and will begin the construction of one as soon as 1 return to France. My aeroplane Is too big and clumsy for practical use. I am also experi menting with a "flying fish"' type of machine, with three planes, one partly over the other. like a staircase, but I pin my faith in the practicability of air sailing on the monoplane machine. I had a splendid opportunity to study the models for this type during my trip across the ocean on the Touraine. I watched the sea gulls froni the deck all day long. They can remain abso lutely motionless overhead as if pin ned to the atmosphere. In five years that secret will be solved. I say Ave years because aeronauts are all ear nestly trying to solve the problem of balance now. Judging by past events. It ought to be completely mastered In five years. My faith in the solution of both the motor and the balance problems is best Illustrated by the promise I made my wife the other day. 1 told her she would enjoy the novel sensation some day of iH-eakfasting with me In Paris, lunching in Marseilles and .dining on the African coast all In the same day. The successful flying machine will never rival the railroad for commercial utility. It. may succeed the automo bile as an instrument of recreation, and I dare say the usual quota of brave lives will be sacrificed to make It an available means of travel, but It can never supplant the railroad. . Judgment of Solomon. First Guest HI, waiter, open that window, please. I can't stand this heat. Walter D'rectly, sir. (Opens the window.) Second Guest (a little later) Waiter, there's draft enough to give one his death of cold. Do shut the window. Walter Yes, sir. (Shuts the win dow.) First Guest Waiter, are you mad? Why have you closed the window? Open it again at once. Waiter Very good. sir. (Goes to landlord.) Sir. one of the gentlemen wants the window open, aud the other wants me to shut It. What am I to do? Landlord Do what the gentleman says who hasn't dined yet Reminders. The enterprising manager of a little lyric theater in northern Pennsylvania believes In profiting by the misfortunes of others. One day he displayed the following sign In his house: "Do Not Smoke. Remember the Iroquoh? Fire." So great was the efficacy of this that before the end of the week he put up another: "Do Not Spit. Remenber the Johnstown Flood." 9:30 a. m.. 500 yards Dress Ginghams in 2 to 10 yard lengths, to clean up quick at yard 5c. Linen Cambric for tailored shirt waists, 45 inches wide, Sat urday, per yard, 60c. Knit Wash Cloths, Saturday. 3c each, 2 for 5c. Clinton Safety Pins', all sizes, card 5c. Mme. Stephen's best known sanitary Hair Rats, 19c. Field's best 200 yards 6 cord machine thread, 3 pools for 10c. Handsome Beaded Bags with gilt and French gray frames, worth up to 5.00. pick from these Saturday at $1.25. . Wcodworth's exquisite Nina Violet Talcum Powder, half price. 8c. Mme. Yale's hand and arm whitener. in particular demand right now during hot weather the dollar size, 63c. Buster Brown Belts in good colors, 25c kind, 15c. Narrow tailored Wash Belts, about half price," 15c. Regular 25c Post Card Albums, holds 108 cards only 10c. Black and white check Shirt Waists, tucked front and back, 29c, yes. 29c. Slightly soiled White Aprons, dainty in style and finish, two prices for Saturday cleanup,' 17c and 28c. ' V Heavy Hemp Stair Carpet, 0C. 3.50 Velvet Rugs, 3x6 feet, $2.45. . Oak Jardlnier Stands, " 1 1 -Inch tops. 15 - Inches high, square or round. 25 c. Misses' and Children's White Oxfords, per pair, 50c. At 3 o'clock t and until closing time, fine Brown Muslin, -10 yds. for 29c in the Evening. FOR FLEET Australia Making Preparations to Give Fitting Welcome to American Ships. FINE SPECTACLE AT SYDNEY Millions of Electric Lights to Be Used In Illumination Large Display of Fireworks. The reception of the United States battleship fleet at Sydney. Australia, during its wond cruise will provide a notable spectacle. The whole of the coast line, many miles in length, of the fine harbor is to be brilliantly illu minated, the numerous headlands at the expense of the federal and state governments and the intervening shores by public subscription. Mil lions of electric lights will be used. In addition the British and other warships In the harbor will lie ablaze with light, as will the merchant ves sels, ferry steamers and other craft. There will also le a display of tiro- works on a large stale, in which the vessels of the Australian squadron will participate. In the city of Sydney Itself the deco rations and illuminations will surpass those on the occasion of the centenary of the state or the proclamation of the commonwealth, says a Sydney special correspondent of the New York Times. Special -arrangements are making for entertaining the officers and men. Rear Admiral Charies S. Sperry and his captains are to be the guests of the Earl of Dudley, governor general elect. and the Countess of Dudley and will be entertained at a graud ball In thf grounds of the government house by Lord Xorthcote. the present governor general, and Lady Xorthcote. A magnificent ball Is also to be given In the Sydney town hall by the lord mayor and the city corporation; and a large uuraber of dances, dinners anil other entertainments are being ar ranged by the citizens. All the the aters and other places of amusement will be thrown open free to the visit ors, who will also be Invited to attend the great sport carnival in which sev eral thousand public school children will take part. The leading cities and townships In the interior are most anxious that ar rangements should be made for en abling portions of the crews to see something of the scenic wonders of the state, especially the Blue moun tains aud the Zenolan caves, and It is understood that all accepting the invi tations will be conveyed to the various points of interest and banqueted free of cost. There Is. however, great dis appointment in Queensland by reason of Brisbane not being included in the itinerary. ; It is proposed to ask . the Vmerican admiral to permit, a party cf his officers and -men to visit the state metropolis. It is doubtful wbet.h er it will be in his power to do so. It is estimated that there will be over thirty war vessels of American, British and other nationalities In Syd ney harbor at one . time, and a con siderable amount of water space will have to be set apart for their accommo dation. The vessels will probably be arranged In two lines, each about a mile In length, north and south of the harbor. Landing to Be Imposing. . The official lnu'ding will be an Impos ing affair, the visitors marching In procession to the Domain. Sydney's largest and eldest park, under rri umphal iirchej aud past beautifully decorated buildiugs. where they will be received with acclamation by the thousands of Australians assembled from all parts of the commonwealth The Ecrl of Dudley. Lord Xorthcote and Admiral Rawson. the state gov ernor, accompanied by the federal prime minister, the state premier and leading federal and state officials, will form the reception party. There will also be several thousand troops on the ground. In anticipation of the event there has bepn an unprecedented demand for the stars and stripes, aud extensive orders -have been cabled to Xew York and London... In all the public schools the children are learning to sing "The Star Spangled Banner." 'Hail Colum bia" and other American patriotic songs.' Practically Sydney will be found completely Americanized during the stay of the fleet. At the cere monial parade of the commonwealth forces Rear Admiral ' Sperry will be asked to allow detachments from his vessels to march past with the Austra lian troops. . Perhaps the .most interesting feature of the visit will be the laying of the foundation stone of a permanent "me morial the exact nature of which has yet to be decided. Toe ceremony will be performed by Bear Admiral Sperry and Admiral Rawson. It will, proba bly take the form of a colonnade, with a large central arch constructed of Aus tralian white marble, forming the en trance to Sydney's great central park. In Melbourne the fleet will be re ceived in the same cordial manner as at Sydney, but the detaihbave yet to j be arranged. They will, however, In j elude visits to Baliarat. the golden city, where the miners are preparing a unique demonstration. Tbe Amer ( lean element is very strong In Vic toria, which received a considerable accession of population from the Unit ed States during the earlier days of Australian gold fliscovery, , . Ants s Fertilizers. In South Africa white ants are now regarded as fertilizers In the neIgh - u.v HONOR very large proportions, corn and maize grow to twice the .size of the ordinary l.lsnts. i SH PILLARS IN COAL MINES. flan to. Prevent Cave-ins and Make Remaining Anthracite Available. In some of the anthracite coal mines of northeastern Pennsylvania ashes are being used as pillars to prevent cave-Ins. Flushed into the spaces for merly occupied by coal, the ashes form a solid mass when the water drains off, capable of holding up the t-arth and rock above. Thus1 they en able the miners to "rob pillars" to take out coal which they bad been forced to leave as supports. This device Is Illustrative of the con trast between highly developed min ing practices of today and the waste ful methods that once prevailed. Then the object was to. get as much coal out of the ground as possible, and lit- tl? thought was given to the future. Now, though, experts have begun io predict the date when there will be no more anthrucite, and the mining com pany of today Is as careful of con servation as of Immediate production. A mine just outside of Scranton. Pa., is near to a big boiler plant, which consumes 3(K) tons of coal daily. Naturally-a large supply of ar.hes is. created in the lire boxes beneath the boilers. It is estimated that about fifty tons of ashes a day are sent down Into the mine. Water pumped from a nearby mine is used for the flushing. Running through a wooden trough.. It reaches a tminei 'that passes 'beneath the ash pits. This tunnel slopes at a grade of three-eighths of an inch to the foot. A Intervals the ashes are shaken into It from above. The flow of the water carries the ashes to a bore hole leading straight down through the ground to the mine. At the bottom are pipes leading to the worked out places which are to be filled. Through the pipes goes the torrent of ashes and water, aud the ashes are piled into the abandoned "breast," or gangway, while the wa ter seeps and drains away. Grad ually the pile of ashes grows until it reaches from floor, to roof. Then it becomes hard and firm. Xear by have been left pillars containing hundreds of tons of coal. When the new ash pillars are large enough to be safe supports the coal can le taken out. It is a costly process. The piping Is worn out very rapidly by the sulphur. which is always present In mine wa ter, and therefore has to be replaced frequently. The economy Is one the benefits of which are more for the fu ture than for the present. Owing to the rapid exhaustion, of the richer and more easily, mined veins it is neces sary to use all means, no matter how expensive, to make the remaining coal available. x NONGOSSIPING SOCIETY. Pledge- Exacted From Members of the Order of the Rose. Now comes the Order of the Rose as the newest rorganlZat ion for, young women. It is based on the universal reputation of the flower for beauty aud discretion. Every member of the or der has ' to pledge herself never to gossip, never to say more than is nee cssary to express her meaning, never to tell anything about anybody that is not kind. All the members wear the badge of the order, a rose of one kind or another, says the Xew York Press. There is no prescribed color. Each girl wears the rose best suited to her complexion and build. The choice ranges from the stately damask to the delicate tea. Every member has a rose embroidered or painted on ev erything she owns, the idea being that she must be reminded of the order's objects momentarily throughout her waking hours. The decorative effect Is delicious. Fancy seeing a young woman liber ally sprinkled with tiny roses done In the softest of silks and placed in the most bewitching positions. "The Order of the Rose was started only a few weeks ago, but already its member ship Is large, aud it Is growing steadi ly. It Is safe to say that ere the year ends the organization will have mem bers in every large city in the United States and in most of tbe smaller towns. . Why James Lee Got Well. Everybody in Zanesville, Ohio, knows Mrs. Mary Lee of rural route 8. She writes: "My husband, James Lee, firm ly believes he owes his life to the use of Dr. King's New Discovery. His lungs were so severely affected that consumption seemed inevitable, when a friend recommended New Discovery. We tried it, and its use has restored him to perfect health." Dr. King's New Discovery is the king of throat and lung remedies. For coughs and colds it has no equal. The first dose gives relief. Try it. Sold under guarantee at all druggists'. 50 cents and $1 Trial bottle free. Rheumatism Cured in 24 Hours. T. J. Blackmore of Ilaller & Black- more, Pittsburg, Pa., says: MA short time since I procured a bottle of Dr. D'jtchon's Relief for Rheumatism. got toe out of the botise in 24 hours, I took to my bed with rheumatism nine months ago and Dr. Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism Is the only medicine that did me any good. ; J had five or .the best physicians in the city, but I received, very little relief from them. I know Dr.. Detchon's Re lief for Rheumatism to be what it is represented and take pleasure In rec ommending it to other poor sufferers." Sold by Otto Grotjan. 1501 . Seconi ( avenue, .'Rock Island; Gust Schlegel & Son 20 Wesl Second street DaveQ, p0rtk Semi-Annual Syndicate SHOE SALE WE CAN and do offer these low prices be cause of the biggest spot cash purchase of Shoes and Oxfords that has ever been known. Spot cash goes further in the buying of shoes than in almost any other line. The Syndicate manager has been buying for weeks the surplus stock of factories, jobbers, and in some instan ces entire retail stock, taking advantage of every trade condition that would mean low price, until now we are ready with our share of the vast purchase. Beginning Saturday Morning, Aug. 8, We will throw on sale at extraordinary prices our portion" of the great purchase. Women's kid shoes and ox fords, worth $1.50, go at..Q3(t Women's patent shoes and ox fords, worth $2.50, so at '-$1.59 Women's tan oxfords. worth $2.50, go at Sl.f9 Women's fine patent and tan oxfords, worth $3.00, go at S2.19 Women's patent 3-snap slip pers, worth $2.00, go at.glq Women's tan, brown and patent pumps, worth $3.00, nw 2.19 .J.: WE CAN'T BEGIN TO NAME ONE-FOUTH OF THE BARGAINS AND LOOK. YOU WILL BE AGREEABLY SURPRISED. Island City ShoeS tor e Opposite Harper House. 1817 Second Avenue THE' MARKETS. Chicago, Aug. 7. Following are the market quotations today: Wheat. September, 94, 96, 94, 95i " December, 97, 9S, 96, 97. May, 101 V8, 102, 100, 102. Com. September, 75. 76. 75, 7C. December, 63, C4, 63, 64. May, 63, 64y2, G3, 64. Oats. September, 47, 48, 47. 4S. December, 47, 4S, 47. 4S. May. 49, 50, 49,' 50. Pork September, 15.60, 15.67, 15.42, 15.52. October, 15.75, 15.77, 15.57. 15.62. January, 16.35, 16.35. 16.15, 16.27. -Lard. September, 9.52, 9.50, 9.42, 9.47. October, 9.60, 9.60, 9.52. 9.55. -January, 9.35, 9.35, 9.27, 9.30. Ribs. , September, 8.92, S.95, 8.S7, 8.90. October, 9.00, 9.02, 8.95, 9.00. January, , 8.30, 8.25, 8.27. . Receipts today Wheat, 225; corn, 23S; oats, 262; hogs, 12,000; cattle, 3,600; sheep, 5,000. Hog market opened steady. Hogs left over, 5,750. Light, $G.256.25; mixed and butchers, $6.30 6.97; good i-eavy, $6.257.00; rough heavy, $6.25 Qi 6.50. Cattle market opened steady. Sheep market opened weak. GRAHAM'S DANCING SCHOOL. Third and Gaines . street. Davenport. Old phone north 57. also 1876-M. You can set the hour to suit your conveni ence, day or evening. Land now or be lonesome. J. J. GRAIJAM, Teacher" of all Dances, 703 West Third street, Davenport. MONEY On Real Estate Security. LUDOLPH & REYNOLDS, Mitchell & Lyo.de Building. OCXXOOOOOOOOOCXX3CXX)0000000 TO LOAN g oooooooooooooooooooooooooo Women's patent and kid strap slippers, worth $1-25, go at .. ..... Women's white canvas oxfords g) Children's red shoes,.worth $1.25, go at 5) and (JQ Misses' .and children's"-'-brown oxfords,. g) and 9g I Misses' and children's shoes 89 and 98 Misses' v and children's white canvas ' oxfords 59nd69 Omaha Hogs, 13.000; cattle, 200. j Kansas City Hogs, S.000; cattle,! 2.CC0. Hog market closed weak to 10 cents lower. Light, $6.406.25; mixed and batchers, $6.256.90; good heavy. ?6 20 6.90; rough heavy, $G.20l6.43. Cattle market closed weak. Sheep market closed weak. Northwestern receipts: Minneapolis Today, 103; last week, 375; last year, 148. Duluth Today, 28; last week, 34; last year, 56. Liverpool opening cables Wheat to lower, corn V lower. Liverpool closing Wheat to l d. lower, corn lower. New Ycrk Stocks. New York, Aug. 7.-Following are the quotations on the stock market to day: Gas 95. U. P. 157, TJ. S. Steel preferred 109, U. S. Steel common 47, Reading 125, Rock Island preferred SG-'K, Rock Island common 18, C. & N. W. 162, Southern Pacific 95, N. Y. Central 108, Missouri Pacific 57, Great Nortnern 13S, Northern Pacific 143. L. & N. 109. Smelters 102, C. F. I. 33, Canadian Pacific 172, Illinois Central 140, Penna 125, Erie 23. C. & O. 43, B. R. T. 54. B. & O. 93, Atchison S8, Locomotive 56, Sugar 133, St. Paul 143, Cop per 82. Republic Steel preferred 80, Republic Steel common 24, South ern Ry. 19. LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS. Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live Stock, Feed and Fuel. Rock Island, Aug. 7. Following are the wholesale prices in the local mar ket today: Provision and Produce. Eggs Fresh. 17c. i Live Poultry Hens, per pound, 8c; springs, 15c lb. Butter Dairy, 20c. Lard 11c. : vegetables Potatoes, COc; onions, 50c to COc. . Live Stock. Hogs $6.35 6.75. cheep Yearlings or over, $4.t0 to Men's tan oxfords, worth $3.00, go at... Si. 98 Men's calf shoes 'S1.S9 Men's gun metal and box grain shoes, worth $2.50 ....1.89 Men's tan, brown and patent oxfords, worth $3.50, now S2.79 Men's tan, gun metal and patent oxfords, worth $4.00, . now v S3. 29 Boys' calf shoes -98 WE'VE GOT TO OFFER. COME $5.00; lambs, 4.50 to $6.75. i Cattle Steers. $3.00 to $6.00 scova. and heifers, $2.00 to $4.00; calves, $4.00 $5.50. . Feed and Fuel. j Grain Corn. 7Sc to 80c; oats. 50c to 53c; wheat, 85c to 90c. j Forage Timothy hay, $8 to prairie. $7 to $10; clover, $10 Ua $1; straw, $6.50. " ' . Coal Lump, per bushel, 14c; slack, per buBhel, 7c to 8c. ) i i 1 Lewis' Single Binder, the famous straight 5 cent cigar annual sale .- 000,000. . . , . i It is being gradually borne in on the public mind that this store has - taken stand with - the foremost - of this community. With .facility and correct ness, it has been determined individually by thousands of people. It is not difficult, if you de sire analysis, to find the rea sons. wenr bloc. : Rock Island, la.