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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
TITUIISDAY, MARCH 17, 1910.
TO GO AHEAD ON
Rock Island County Board
c Votes Against Postponement
SHARE COST WITH HENRY
Project Has Been Urged Several
' Years, but Delay Has Always
Come from Here.
At a conference this afternoon of
a committee representing the Henry
county board of supervisors and the
Rock Island county board, the latter
body voted to proceed with the con
. structlon of a bridge over Rock river
at Colona. For several years Henry
. county has been, urging the building
of the bridge, with the understanding
that Rock Island county should bear
half the expense. Rock Island coun
ty has demurred, primarily because
of the lack of funds to meet the
cost. There have been threats on
the part of Henry county to compel
Rock .Island county to join in the
Improvement, taking advantage of
a state law to cover such cases where
one county seeks to block another
county In a public undertaking of
that character. Only yesterday the
local county board voted to hold the
hridze lmDrovement in abeyance, It
being announced that an understand
Ing to this effect had been arrived at
with the Henry authorities.
Henry Committee Heard.
The committee from Henry, which
appeared before the Rock Island coun
ty board, consisted of Supervisors
John Smith, William Stlckney and
rilliam H. Miller, and State's Attor
ney Charles E. Sturta. After a full
discussion of the situation, the local
county board instructed the bridge
committee to proceed, acting in con
cert with Henry county in the pro
ject. It to expected it will be at least
two years before the bridge will be
completed, and In the meantime Rock
Island county will strengthen Itself
financially and will be in position then
to meet the cost.
HILL AGAIN WARNS US
(Continued from Pag-e One.)
sleep natural prudence and quited
don't eat meat
can eat and
grow plump on
Grape-Nuts is a scien
tifically correct food.
There's a Reason
COL. ROOSEVELTS HOST AT KHARTUM
Gen. Sir Reginald Wlngate, sirdar of the Egyptian army, and governoi
general of the Egyptian Sudan. Is King Edward's personal representativ
In Egypt, and in this capacity Is now giving the distinguished hunter-natural
1st from the United States a rousing good time at Khartum.
SAME OLD GAME.
The turf is growing greener and the
sun is getting high.
The wintry blasts will soon be blown
The diamond has now the call; the
opening day draws nigh,
And the baseball fans are longing for
And It's "Strike! Strike One!" and our
pitcher Is a daisy.
And it's "Strike! Strike Two!" and
. we all begin to sing".
And it's "Strike! Strike Three!" and
the bleachers go crasy
Ana tne ritcher Is a hero and we
laud him as a king.
The teams are now in training and it's
joyful news we hear.
The stands will not be empty very
The daysvare getting warmer and the
opening day draws near.
ideal of Intelligent economy must be
restored. . Let the rule be that every
dollar unprofitably spent marks . a
crime against posterity just aa much
as does the dissipation of material
f resources. Expenditure must be cut
down all along the line."
ENGINE FAILS FAST MAIL
Chicago Paper ' Train Arrives . This
Morning Three Hours Late.
The fast mail train on the Rock Is
land road, due here at 6:15 a. m., was
delayed nearly three hours this morn
ing at Blue Island by "engine failure."
It was necessary to press another lo
comotive into" service to complete the
run. The train was two hours ana 40
minutes behind schedule time upon ar
Wisconsin Gets Missouri Director.
Columbia, Mo.. March 17. Clark W.
Hetherington. director of athletics at
the University of Missouri for 10
years, resigned today to go to .tne
the happy fans are breaking University of Wisconsin.
the alarm. of moments of sanity in
the spendthrift's life. The increase
of apparent resources by an easy re
sort to borrowing, the mortgaging
of a patrimony not our own to ob
tain material for present extrava
gance, the diversion of wealth from
productive to unproductive uses-
all these have gone further than
most people realize.
Lose Horror of Debt.
"The people of the United States
inherited from its founders a whole
some tradition against debt, which
is only now disappearing from the
conduct of national affairs." Mr.
Hill said the national debt now tends
to rise, concealed under the polite
fiction of certificates of indebtedness
to cover treasury deficits. "If," he
continued, "the advocates of large
bond Issues for all manner of inter
nal Improvements should carry their
point, if that resource is not definite
ly restricted to the emergency of
war, we will be in the condition of
Europe, where the motto of every
chancellory now seems to be 'After
us the deluge.
Increatied Prices the Rennlt.
"The phenomenal increase of pub
lic expenditures has already produc
ed a plentiful crop of public ills. It
is one of the causes of the increase
in prices now disturbing the people.
Th's increase follows In a suggest-
re way the inflation of national and
local budgets. The average cost of
the supplies that must be bought for
practically every household has in
creased about BO per cent between
1896 and 1900. During the past
year, there has been a marked lift
ing of the price level.- Foodstuffs
cost from 10 to 70 per cent more
than ten years ago.
'Something is due to enormous
currency Inflation. The total per
capita in the United States in 1896
was $21.41. and In 1909, It was
$35.01. Although population had
grown by many millions in these 13
years, the amount of money to each
individual had increased by $13.60,
or more than 60 per cent. The in
crease in the total gold production
of the world, which rose from $118,'
848,000 in 1890 to over $427,000,
000 in 1908. has been made the has
is for one form and another of cred
it issues aggregating a vast sum.
Tariff Contributes Pm rt.
"The tariff is another contributing
cause. It is true that it can furnish
but a partial explanation. For to
only a limited extent can the rise
in food prices be affected by or. trac
ed to the tariff. As to commodities
that we export, the tariff is Inoper
ative. It generally affects prices dl
rectly as we become importers. Nev
ertheless, the tariff must bear its
share of responsibility for rising
"Combinations which are actually
in restraint of trade, which have
monopolized their field and are
either controlled by a common sec
ret management or a secret agree
We areMoline agents
for WOOLTEX gar
ments, and this fact
brings to Moline wo
men all the grace and
charm of Woo It ex
creations, backed by
the guarantee of the
Fisk & Loosley Co. .
This is but one of
the charming Wool
tex styles we carry.
Notice how desirable
it is for young girls'
A girl can give this
suit the hardest kind of
wear and yet it will look
well through two full sea
sons. That's the Wool
Of serge, diagonal, or
fancy weaves, to order
as preferred. Our exam
ple is a very pretty old rose. Price $35.00.
' 1 ' v
Here are two "Specials" from our big second-flpor-fuli
of ready-to-wear bargains : ,
180 neat spring shirtwaists
for every-day wear, of figured
percales, also checks, and white,
while they last, 49c each.
A hundreds and twenty, fresh
new black cambric petticoats
on sale now at just 49c each.
Have you had any trouble with our
grocery deliveries this ; week? We
are making special efforts to make our
grocery delivery all it should be, and
will appreciate notice of any failures,
if there are any.
It's a real pleasure to us to see how
active the selling is at this new cash
grocery, especially while the Etock Is
down at 1528 Third avenue. Of
course the Fisk & Loosley way helps,
and the prices we are making, help.
And we ask ourselves, "If the selling
is so brisk while the grocery stock
is away off, three bloocks from us,
down at 1528 Third avenue, what will
it be whe we get it into our own
Tomorrow, among the scores of spe
cial bargains, these: Come in and
see the others at 1528 Third ave:
, Tomorrow," fresh canned wax beans,
kidney beans, or string beans, while
they last, 4 cans for a quarter, t.4 cans
About a hundred bottles flavoring
extracts (lemon, vanilla, nutmeg, fruit
colorings, etc). Dr. Price's, Dr. Fran
cis', and Van Duzers, worth from 25c
to 50c a 'bottle, 'choice "of any, tomor
row, 17e. . . '
Curtice Bros." canned plum pudding,
two sizes: 15c cans for 9c, and 25c
cans for 17c
Cracked Carolina rice, while , 100
pounds last, 5c a pound.
Four thousand five hundred strictly ,
fresh eggs, tomorrow (none at this
price when this quantity is exhaust-,
ed), 19c a dozen. Not over 5 dozen
to a customer, at 19c -
Moline, March 17.
r I S VCSUO O 5 HE ves
And It's "Ball! Ball Two!" and our
pitcher is a dummy.
And It's "Ball! Ball Three!" and the
gates of hope are shut.
And it's "Ball! Ball Four!" and our
pitcher is a rummy,
And the fans In tone sarcastic-like,
proclaim him as a mat.
The same old game; the winner is ap
plauded to the sky
And the loser hasn't any sort of
The same old fascination and the open
ing day draws nigh
When the peevish fans will call the
And it's "Batter! Batter Out!" and th
umpire growing dafter.
- And it's "Out on First!" and the
bleachers rock with grief.
And it's "Out on Third!" and the um
pire is a grafter,
Anil thft nmnlrs Is -?$' ! !
-xxx ! ! ! ! and a thief.
Kerler & Co. make rugs.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Tri-Clty Towel Supply company.
For bus and express, Spencer Jb Trefi.
La van way buys and sells every
thing.. Telephone W247.
City property, farm lands. L. A.
Polland, 314 Safety building.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work.' 1316 Third -avenue.
H. T. .Slemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1528 Fourth ave
Try Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour.
Makes dandy cakes, with the genuine
flavor. Ask your grocer.
Grand ball given by Emerald club
Thursday -evening, March 17, at Tur-
hall hall. Everybody welcome.
Good, old fashioned cakes are mads
from Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour.
Fresh goods now at your grocers.
Chap-o-lene, the non-sticky lotion.
Best for chapped, rough and sore skin.
Price 25 cents. At Thomas drug store.
Miss Buelah Alger of Andalusia
and August Lundberg of Rock Is
land were married yesterday morn
ing by Justice W. R. Maines of Dav
roent to maintain exorbitant charges
are partly responsible.
"Still more of the rise of prices is
due to the decline of agriculture
products as compared with the in
crease of population." Decrease in
the number of cattle and swine was
also given as a reason.
Lavish Eipradhure Important.
"When due allowance has been
made for the effect of these forces
that make for dearer living, there
still remains a large unexplained
balance," said Mr. Hill. "This must
be credited to the lavish expenditure
which has now grown to be a na
"Waste, idleness and rising wages.
all lnter-related to one another, now
as cause and n6w as effect, are, next
to an over-Issue of Irredeemable pa
per, the three most powerful forces
in the world to raise prices.
"Perhaps the greatest factor of all
in the price problem Is the wage rate.
Everybody knows that labor cost is
the principal item In all forms of in
dustry. The wage rate has been ris
ing steadily -In this country. Power
ful forces are back of this movement.
It has Dublic sympathy. To resist
It !s difficult and may be dangerous.
As cost of production is chiefly labor
cost, the price of the finished article
must go up if the price of labor Is
raised. This Is just as true of the
farm as of the factory.
Taxes Mount Higher.
"The effect of national waste of
capital is felt immediately in the
added weight of taxation. The taxes
collected annually from the raliroads
of the country have increased more CARE FOR YOUR LAWN AND
than 200 per cent since ss. laey
Today in the Markets
Chicago. March 17. Following are
the quotations on the market today:
May, 113. 113, 112 V. 112.
July, 107. 107," 106. 107.
September, 104, 105, 104, 104.
May, 64, 64, 63. 63.
July. 66. 66, 65, 65.
September, 66, 66, 66, 66.
May, 45, 45, 44. 44.
July, 42. 43, 42, 42.
September, 40, 40, 39, 29.
May, 25.87, 25.87, 25.65, 25.70.
July, 25.70, 25.80, 25.65, 25.70.
May, 13.97, 14.10, 13.95, 14.07.
July, 13.77, 13.90. 13.75, 13.90.
May. 13.50, 13.55. 13.37. 13.62.
July, 13.30, 13.37. 13.27, 13.32.
Receipts today Wheat 53, corn 209,
oats 201, hogs 14,000, cattle 5,000, sheep
Estimated receipts Friday Hogs
Hog market opened weak. Hogs left
over 13.000. Light 10.30 10.75, mixed
and butchers 10.4O10.85, good heavy
10.4510.85, rough heavy 10.4510.60.
Cattle market opened 10 cents high
Sheep market opened steady.
Hogs at Omaha 8,800, cattle 3,500.
Hogs at Kansas City 6,000, cattle 4,-
Hog market closed steady. Bulk
sales 10.6510.8O, light 10.3010.75.
mixed and butchers 10.4010.85, good
heavy 10.45 10.85, rough heavy 10.45
Cattle market closed 10 cents high
Sheep market closed strong.
Liverpool opening cables Wheat
to higher, corn higher.
Liverpool closing Wheat to
higher, corn higher.
Northwestern receipts Minneapolis,
today 240, last week S20, last year 78;
Duluth, today 75, last week 24, last
New York Stocks.
New York, March 17. Following are
the quotations on the market today:
Union Pacific 186
U. S. Steel preferred 120
U. S. Steel common 85
Rock Island common 49
Southern Pacific 127
New York Central 124
Missouri Pacific 70
Great Northern 136
Northern Pacific 134
T rt - . ' n.i
i-t. oc i
C. F. I 39
Canadian Pacific 178
Illinois Central 141
C. & 0 86
B. R. T. 75
B. & O. 111
St. Paul 144
Republic Steel preferred 101
Republic Steel common 39
Southern Railway 2S
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's .Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock and Produce.
Rock Island, March 17. Following
increased by $40,000,000 and by
more than $100 per mile of track be
tween 1900 and 1908." Franchise
taxes, Inheritance taxes, taxes on
corporations and income taxes are
referred to with neither approval or
"The modern theory that you can
Treat Them a Friends Should Nile
Good seeds are the first requisites
for a fine lawn or garden. We offer
the best that brains and experience
can produce. Central park mixture,
lit is SJ...J3
safely tax the wealthy is Just as oVl hady gpot terrace mlxture;
all fine for lawns and terraces.
noxious as the medieval theory that
vou can safely ODnress or kill the
poor. It Is obnoxious not oecause
wealth deserves special consideration
but because - capital Is the main
spring of all indsutry and material
development; and, after you have de
voted so much of it to the unproduct
ive purposes that the state repre
sents when it transcends its primary
function as keeper of the peace and
administrator of Justice, there will
be Just so much less left to pay out
in wages and devote to the creation
of other wealth.
"The saving feature of 'our situa
tion is that it is not complex, and
Everything for the vegetable and
flower gardens. Market gardeners
seed needs given special attention. .
Will feed the lawn and make it
grow and flourish. It is also fine for
fruit trees, rose beds, shrubbery.
Call and see us or write for cata
logue before making your seed pur
LOUIS HANSSEN'S SONS
213-215' West Second Street.
- . Davenport, Iowa. ,
A Store For the People and By the People
We Pay 7 on
5 Rebate in Cash
on all purchases payable
June 10 and Dec. 10.
CO-OPERATIVE STORE COMPANY
' We Want Your Trade
Look for the Yellow Price Cards. One
Big Bargain in Every Department.
Stamps All Day
NOTICE: On April 1 we discontinue
giving Trading Stamps. Now is an op
portune time to get books filled.
$3.00 in Stamps for Every
$10.50 axminster 0x11 rug:, Friday bargain
sale price $7,93
One big job, 8, 9 and 10 inch jardiniers, , assorted
shapes and colorings, first quality, 76d values, Fri
day bargain sale price 29c
Our chefs special, planked white fish a la duchess,
bargain Friday 25c
10c lucifer gas mantels, Friday bargain sale
Your choice of any paper, Bargain Friday half
$1.00 muslin night gowns, lace and embroidery trim
med, Friday bargain price 7Qq
Men's canvas fleece lined gloves, sold the world
over for 10c, bargain Friday sale 5c
MEN'S HALF HOSE
Men's high grade half hose, double heal and toe,
regular 10c value, brown, blue, blue and tan, bar
gain Friday sale 7c
A big snap in lace curtains. Lot 1. White madras
weave, a regular 65c per pair, Friday bargain sale
price, per pair 37c
Lot 2. Consists of a large assortment of three yard
lace curtains, assorted designs .values up to $1.25,
Friday bargain sale price 79c
Subscribe for one share of stock in this big store
today. $10.00 will make you a stockholder.
Four piece quadruple silver plated tea set, regular
$15.00 value, riday bargain sale price $7.98
Artificial metalic rose hate pins, 25c value, bargain
Friday sale 5c
35c dressing combs, bargain Friday 21 C
25c hair brushes, bargain Friday 19c
25c box horn hair pins, shell or amber 1 7c
35c and 25c hair barrettes, bargain Friday . 1 5q
Attend Our Millinery
New Spring Jackets, Capes, Long Coats, in Shep
herds, Check, Coverts, Rajahs and
are the wholesale price oa the local
Stock, Feed and Fuel.
Live Poultry Hens, per ponnC,
14c; spring chickens, per pound, 15c;
ducks, 11c; geese, 11c.
, Butter Dairy, 27c; creamery, 32c.
Fresh Eggs 19c
Feed and Fuel.
. Grain Corn, 60c; oata 47c -
Forage Timothy hay, $18; wild hay,
115; straw, $9.
Coal Lump, per bushel, 15c; slack,
g cents. .
Does This Mean You?
Inlfrfttlon. iuur ttomarh, constipa
tion then headache. ackach and a
general mlerahle feeling;. ro you know
that the pleaaant herb tea Lane'a Fam
ily Medicine, will remove all the4
troubles almnftt Immediately? If you
do not know It. g-t a package' today at
any drugrKlat'a or dealer'a 25 centa).
asd you will be clad we told you.
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SllkZm. aad Kauraatkaaia.
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that the remedy is not .obscure. The
Wood tUtO per load.