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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1912.
12 WORK WITH DEATH Powder Makers Toil In Constant Peril of Their Lives. SOUTH AFRICANS REAR MONUMENT IN MEMORY OF CECIL RHODES; DEDICATION OF MEMORIAL MARKED BY IMPRESSIVE CEREMONIES Daily United States Weather Map In all tbe vocations la which a can make a living la the United States there la none more periloua than the manufacture of gunpowder and Bone In which the public, which usually tuffera severely In caae of accident, take so small an Interest The word gunpowder lttHf rarries a suggestion f eril which la reflected In all the superstitions of the men who work In the trade. The men wbo work In powder plants are a atudy la themselves. Probably In no other buines do the human gents take more precautions against disaster with aucb pitiful results. Men wbo work In powder plants are In constant fear of death. They are face to face with peril every second. Instead of arrowing hardened to It. as do tbe laborers In mauy other fields of danger, they appear to be tbe most superstitious elnss of men on earth. They are well paid A man wbo has errs enough to work at this trade is worthy of bin hire. Be caa command fill a day. sometime $20. lie prac tically makes his own rules, since be la tbe one to suffer from sn Infraction f tbem. Ilia every suspicion Is re spected by hln employer. De canaot dictate the hours of labor, since that Is a matter eternally In dispute, as In etber klcd of labor, but be can dic tate the conditions under which he works from the moment he enters the factory unfll be leaves. These superstitions seem absurd sometimes, but they are tbe law of the gunpowder factory. If you are an employer you break tbe law at tbe rink of financial ions; If you sre a fel low employee you violate It at the risk of your lite. One of tbe first laws among the em ployees Is I but of self preservation. Tliry bare a deep rooted fear of tbe casual visitor. Few men bare gone through a, gunpowder plant oat of mere curioaity. Tbey are not wanted 0K x It, ?s .? kiw it: rfc" '" i f ci -" cf Dedication Cecil Rhsdsa Monument near Cape Town. South Africa. On Table mountain, near the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Lord Grey in the presence of a tremendous crowd recently dedicated the Temple Monument In memory of South Africa'b greatest benefactoi? Cecil Rhodes. The speaker delivered a stirring eulogy of the great "empire builder," whom he declared had done more for the dark continent than any other man or body of men In modern times. The crowd which had maintained the "si lence of the tomb" throughout the address, broke Into deafening applause after the dedication exercises. and are told so frankly. If tbey suc ceed In obtaining tbe permission of the superintendent or ponslbly of some one. higher In authority tbey are sub- Over-Night Relief For Constipation A Small Dose on Retiring and You Are Well and Happy by Morning. It Is only natural that the simplest of ailinonta should be the most gen eral, and so we have a whole nation suffering from constipation and Indi gestion, for tbey are closely allied. But common as constipation ia many people do not teem to know they have it. They will complain of bead ache, drowsiness or biliousness, all urcoiiHcious of the cause of tbe trouble. You fchould have a full and free movement at least once a day. If you puss a dny you are constipated. Slid the result will be that you will tat eh a cold easily or have a mure serious aliment. To cure the consti tution and forestall still graver trou ble take a dose of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Ptpsln at ulKht before retiring andi by morning relief will come, without d'.Murliunce from sleep or any incon venience. . Legions of people use It regularly In such emergencies, some of them formerly chronic invalids who have Buffered from constipation all their lives. Mrs. Klliabeth Terrlll, Lamar, Ind., and Mr. Alonzo Collins. Gene seo. III, and muny others will tell you that they have tried most things recommended for this purpose but nave found Syrup I'epsln the only one always reliable. A bottle can be ob tained at any drug store for fifty cents or one tX'UKht Jected to an extraordinary ordeal' be fore tbey are admitted to tbe sacred precincts. First they are searched, and no po lice official Is more adept In the art of "frisking" than Is tbe outer guardian of the average gunpowder plant. Every piece of metal, from pocket knife to garter clasp every coin, match, suspender buckle, everything that could possibly strike a spark, is removed. Tbe hatband of tbe most fashionable derby is examined with care to see that it carries no metal Initials. And this examination Is not carried on aloae by the official whose favor you have gained. A representa tive of tbe employees takes an active part In the examination, and if he has any doubts he will politely request you to strip to tbe skin. Once Inside tbe powder factory you are under even more careful scrutiny. Your shoes are taken away, and you are provided with felt slipiers. Con vinced that on your person there Is no piece of metal wbi-b under any provo cation could strike a spark, you tnny fe'l at IUeiTv t roniu round bur you m not Yo'ir every iroveroent 1 WfltrhMl mrcfiiMv. nnri should von MRS ELIZABETH TERRILL. make a genture calculated to Inspire Syrup Pepsin is mild, pleaant-tast-! distrust you would be bustled out of lng and non griping. Mothers give it . the building and told to leave the to tiny infants, and yet It Is effective, neighborhood within a given time, in grownups. It is for everyone who 1 bad a graphic Illustration of the suffers from any form of stomach, liv-' extreme care taken by these men to er or bowel trouble, constipation, dys- prevent an accident and to save their prpala. biliousness, etc. Its action will 1 own lives. After having been care so delight you that you w ill forever j fully searched and after having sur avold harsh cathartics, purgatives, ! rendered everything which might come pills and salts. i under tbe classification of metal I was If no member of your family has admitted to tbe plant. Secure In the ever used Syrup Pepsin and you would knowledge that 1 was thoroughly "dis like to make a personal trial of it be-; Infected." I assumed a nojthalan. e lore .Duyiug u in tne regular way ot a1 which 1 was far from feeling as 1 finally I was released It was explain ed to me that tbey feared the tooth pick might be a match. Laboring under tbe constant fear of death, the employees grow extraordi narily superstitious. Once allow a wo man to set foot within a powder fac tory and the entire force will quit. It is one of the axioms of the trade that a woman brings misfortune, and It Is useless to argue the question. A wo man photographer for a newspaper on a "Sunday assignment" once was ad mitted into an Illinois powder factory by an inexperienced official, and the next day tbe plant was shut down. The employees struck. Tbe plant re mained idle until an entire new force was recruited. Chicago News. U. S. Department of Agriculture. WEATHER BUREAU. W1LUS U MOORE. (Ma. i ' see- , i-zltr La on ret W7v -x. , -X-hi ?p ' 930' v . r . . EXPLANATORY NOTES. Obserratloni taken at 3 a. m.. seTenty-flftb me Tldlftn tlire. Air pressure reduced to sea level. IsoBi.m (continuous l'tiesi psa through points of equal ! pressure. Isothkkvs doited lines) pass through points of equal temperature; rLmwn only for sero. froezlng. 90, and luu. O dear; Q partly cloudy; Q cloudy; rain: (now; report missing. Arrows fly wltn tbe wind. First figures, lowest temperature past 12 hours: second, precipitation of .01 Inch or more for past 24 hours; third, maxi mum wind velocity. 30Z 4 M MaP C-.TH FORECAST FOR ROCK ISLAN1. DAV EXTORT. MOI.IXK AMI VIC1JUTV. Generally fair tonight and Saturday. Slightly colder tonight. WEATHER CONDITIONS. An extensive area of low pressure which overlies southern Canada is at tended by cloudy skies in that region aud the extreme northern portions of the United States and light precipi tat-on has occurred at occasional sta tions in the northern Rocky mountain and upper lake regions. More general precipitation occurred, during the past 21 hours, on the Atlantic coast as a result of a storm which was yesterday off the coast of North Carolina, but and over western South Dakota. On . New York 36 account ot mis aistnoutiou ot air pres- isonoiK sure, generally fair weather is indi cated for this vicinity tonight and Saturday, with somewhat colder tonight. OBSERVATIONS. High. Low. Atlantic City 32 22 Boston 36 Buffalo 32 Rock Island 44 Prep. .24 which has now disappeared to the 'Denver .,66 Destroying Money. Taper money is nothing but a prom ise to pay so much coin. If you de stroy a five dollar note, for instance, you simply relense the government or the bank whifh issued the note from ti:e payment of the $5 in gold which the note calied for. Of course, there fore, you are not punishable in any rii.:nner fur destroying the note If It is your own. There is no penalty for mu tilating gold or silver coin if you keep It in your own possession, but as you have thereby destroyed a considerable part of its value you must not try to pass it at par after the mutilation. eastward. Separate areas of high ; Jacksonville . pressure and fair, cool weather are 'Kansas City 60 62 now central on the south Atlantic coast j New Orleans 50 24 30 32 28 38 36 42 38 PhiTiix 74 St.' Louis 48 St. Paul 40 San Diego San Francisco 58 Seattle 48 Washington 38 Winnipeg Yellowstone Park . . 28 34 40 34 28 64 46 38 24 22 20 .10 .43 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 J2 .0 .00 RIVER FORECAST. .00 A falling tendency in ' the Missis ,00 , sippl w ill continue from below Du .00 ! buoue to Muscatine. .00 J. M. S11ERIER. Local Forecaster. Today's Market Quotations druggist. Bend your address a postal will do to Dr. W. B. Caldwell, 413 Washington. St.. Monticello, 111, and a free sample bottle will be mailed dollar, the latter size being ,ou. Results are always guaranteed by families already familiar or money will be refunded. (Adver- with tta merit. Uaement.) I watched the various processes of muk ; lng gunpowder. I was so well at ease i that 1 drew a toothpick from my pock ' et and calmly picked my teeth, j Instantly 1 was thrown to the floor ' and while two husky men held me a ' third searched my . clothing- When Flame and Wire Gauza. To Sir Humphry Davy belongs tbe credit of discovering that the flame of burning gas will not pass through wire gauze having 7S4 meshes to the square inch. This contention may be tested j by bringing a flame In contact with I similar gauze, when it will be found tbst tbe flame will not go through the j meshes. This is owing to the cooling I actiou of the wire, which tends to re j dure the tenif rature of tbe flame be 1 low the ignition point, tbe unbnrned gas passing hnrmleMsly through. Of course if the gauze becomes overheated the flame is able to get through. $2,800 in Valu able Premiums FREE For Solving th Great Wilson Puzzle A T4mMa Frtmlam V Inmu eivistg Thla raaate 100 Beautiful Gold PUted Ladies' Brooches S FREE 100 Beautiful Irridescont Glass Boirls Free 100 beautiful sil ver plated sets salt and pepper snakers. Free 100 gentlemen's watch chain. Am ttmr Tmm M hT rw bi ttra of i. a. a. Wa oa a ahMt of fraa, tim (Mm Wfe MlTM ka a UaiM rxfc kMmuraf ua MM flM kU llHWI M f U- r a hu aaa vvv mtm ruataw'i kudaat ntok tlrntai ml uauMtifWi tomntit to aiav. 4 mmty a MM uraiit as mmw mmw o la mr atera. Oaiy mmt aaiaaa tm a uj caa mc. TalmaMa rmtaa tm Bvary Qmm All tlwtutt who eall at oar mt and aaa tbttr Boaa-flda kCKna tmaa'i OrH Toar aa put grngmmmt mt a marm ptaoo, yarlat' M aiaaa Mt down wa will rlT tba eaotaa of a baaaVtfid CkMt of BUvar, fjtoa DIuuU BUac. IrfUllaa' Oold wini. atiUMiu'i aia watch. Thaa Iwiln Blnillt aaaar Almost a Threat. Police Inspector Haven't I often In structed you that you are not to allow the public to pick tbe flowers in this park? Park Keeper Yes; that Is my wife, who used to be your cook. Per haps you will try to make her Btop. Meggendorfer Blatter. A Curioua Word. There ia a word In the English lan guage the first two letters of which sig nify tbe male, tbe first three a female, tbe first four a great man and tbe whole a great woman. The word Is "heroine." Ladies' Home Journal. 8tood tha Taat. "So you want to marry my daugh ter r "Tea, lr." "Got any money saved opl" "Yes, air." "Could you let me have $5,000 on my unsecured note?" "1 could, but I wouldn't." "I guess you can take care of her all right. Sbe'a yours, my boy. and here! a five cent cigar." Washington Herald. Waaaa, raaawataod far M 7 ia Ml (A) ntest Closes December 9, 1912. et 6 P. PL Warn atnai as Griggs' Music Co., 121 E. 2d St., Davenport, Ia. GLENWOOD LOTS High land; dry; no fill ing; no grading. Good street car service. Cash or Payments C. S. McDaniel, 502 Safety Building. Ask for plans of 500 Modern Homes. I Grain. Provisions. Stocks and Cotton tBy wire from K. W. Wigner A Co.. Loci.1 ofHces at Roclc Island house, Kock Island. 111. Chicago orUco. 38-99-100. Board of Trade. Local telephones. No, west 330.) BOARD OF TRADE TRANSACTIONS. Wheat. December. 84. S4, MVa. 8ia. May, 91, 91, 89. 90V. July, 88, 88, 87, 87. Corn. December, 47, 47, 47',i, 47. May, 48, 48, 47, 48. July, 4S7B, 49, 4S, 49. Oats. December, 31. 31. 30 V2, 30. May, 32, 32, 32. 32T. July. 32. 32, 32'. 32. Pork. January 19.30 19.30, 19.17, 19.22. May, 18.C2, 18.C5, 18.55, 18.57. Lard. January, 10.C2, 10.65, lO.f.0, 10.C2. May. 10.22, 10.22, 10.17, 10.20. Ribs. January, 10.27, 10.27, 10.22, 10.25. May, 9.95, 9.95, 9.90, 9.92. THE GRAIN MARKET. Chicago Cash Grain. Wheat No. 2, r, 1.00 S 1.03; No. 3, r. 86S88; No. 2, h, 85UW87; No. 3, h, 84485; No. 1, ns, 86; No. 2, ns, i 8485; No. 3, ns, 8183; No. 2, ppr, 8487; No. 3, spr, 8183; No. 4, spr, 74 78. Old Corn No. 2, y. 59. New Corn No. 3, 45Vi46; No. 3. w. 4646V4; No. 3, y, 46&474; No. 4.1 4.11,4 44i,4; No. 4, w, 44 45; No. 4, y, l 44'445'4. j Oats No. 2, w, 34 '3341,4; No. 3, w, 3:H32i; No. 4, w, 29"31; stand ard, 32 i 33 1,4. Liverpool Cables. Wheat opened 1 1-4 to 1 3-4 up; clos ing at 14 to 1-2 up. Corn opened at 5-8 up; closed at 1-2 up. Chicago Receipts. Today. Contract Wheat &9 21 Corn 170 4 Oats 16S Northwest Cars. To- Last Last day. week. year. Minnearwlis 1107 593 887 Duluth 855 378 Winnipeg 1191 833 Chicago Estimate! Tomorrow, Wheat Corn Oata Primary Movement. Receipt. Shipments Wheat today 2,331,000 2.185,000 Year ago 1,512.000 1,099,000 Corn today 863,000 354,000 Year ago 665,000 452,000 stockers 4.35 7.C5, Texans 4.40(S,5.T5. cows 2.75 7.C5, westerns 5.50 9.20, calves C.5010.25. Sheep steady. Natives 3.75' 4. 75, lambs 5.75-7.75, westerns 4.004.C5, lambs 5.83 7.75. Close of Market. Hogs 5c to 10c higher. Light 7.40! 7.85, bulk 7.707.85. mixed 7.507.90, heavy 7.407.95, rough 7.407.(J5. Cattle strong; top 11.00. Sheep steady; top 4.75. Lambs s eady; top 7.75. Western Live Stock. Hogs. Cattle. Sheep Kansas City 8,000 2.000 4,000 Omaha 5,600 2,900 7,000 Estimated Chicago Tomorrow. Hogs. Cartle. Sheep Chicago 18,000 2,000 14,000 NEW YORK STOCKS. New York, Nov. 29. Following are the quotations on ths market today: L'nion 1'acilic 173 V. S. SU-el preferred HlVa V. S. Steel common 75 Heading 171 Hock Island preferred 47 liock Island common 25 North wes-ern 139 Va Southern Pacific Ill Vi New York Central 114 'i .Missouri Pacific 43 Great Northern 137 Northern Pacific 123 Louisville & Nashville 145 Smelters 78 Canadian Pacific 2CC1i Illinois Central 127 Pennsylvania 123 Erie 34" Chesapeake & Ohio S0 lirooklyn Kapid Transit 92 Baltimore & Ohio lCj, Atchison Locomotive Sugar 120', St. Paul 114 Copper 84 Lehigh Valley Republic Steel common 27 wonderful progress of the Argentine crop now in its last 20 days. There is practically no corn for De cember delivery on Monday nnd not many oa s will be delivered eX the present discount. Iowa reports indicate a heavy move ment of corn in December. Leading local corn bears believe the futures can decline another cent or two against the movement. A few of the locals favor arrival of a 2-cent discount for December corn under May corn late In December. LiverMXl wheat on Thursday was firm. IJverpool today, lto 1 up early and up at 1:30 p. m. This outburst at Liverpool rellects a crit ical situation abroad. Decatur reports offerings of corn and oats liht and some dealers will be unable to fill November sales on ac count of car shortage. Whoa' and fall pastures in Illinois look good. General sentiment here fa vors tales on rallies in wheat. Corn sentiment is a little mixed. Some of the corn students think corn will be a dip purchase for gome time. The investment offers for May corn will be placed at 46c to 45c. Thle means that 4Cc to 4C'ac will b the lighting level. LIVE STOCK MARKET. Opening of Market. Hogs 2o,000; shade up; left over 1 2,788. Light 7.25 7.80, mixed 7.40 7.85. heavy 7.35 7.874, rough 7.35 7.55. Cattle 8,500; steady. Sheep 20,000; strong. Nine O'clock Market. ! LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS. Nov.- 29. Following are the whole- 24 ' sale quotations on the local market today : Butter, creamery, 34c. Dairy Butter, 30c. Lard, 14c per pound. Fresh eggs, 33c. Storage eggs, 25c. Potatoes. 50c. Cabbage, 3',c head. Onions, 65c per bushel. Feed and Fuel. Forage Timothy hay. 20. Wheat, 90c. Wild bay, $14 to $15 Oata, 34c. Straw, $9. Corn, new, 45c. Old cows, 65c. Coal Lump, per ton, 2.75; slack, steady. New York, Nov. 29. News over the holiday is of a generally good charac ter and the London market ia fraction ally firmer 'his morning, although for eign advices are to the effect that the peace negotiations between the Turks and the allies are not progressing as fast or favorable as might be wished I lor. Notwithstanding this, however, j the conservative Kuropean journals are more than ever convinced that 107 j none of th iaiger powers will be ln- 4C' I vr.lver) ' Tile atti ude of the governor of the , state of Rhode Island toward the New Haven road company's policies Is at tracting some little atten-lon. With . hij.li rates acting more or leaa aa a I brake, ft is hardly to be expected that j'ho market will be found getting out or its traaing rut Just now. 59 703 54 259 206 All the Argus. news all the time Tba Wagner's Summary Chicago, Nov. 29. Tbe war situation is unchanged over the holiday. Aus trian and Servian attitude stili causes uneasiness. This strain will evidently Hcs strong; 5c up. Light 7.40 enn inue another week and vvhiat will WHEN THE SKIN BREAKS OUT JSE POSLAII If suffering from any skin affection. It is important fr you to know that on yoiir druKi?i 's thelf. In the form of a 1 box of I'o.iiani. lik-s th cow onirated I healing power which will eae all pbys . ical ditiUe.ts and effect a complete and I p -rmauefit cure. With tin readv means for relief so i eahlly available, there lu-really no rVa I son why fzeiiia, aeri. lefer. barbers' ' itch. pi.'M)l;b and like affections should ; b! allowed to no unchecked and their liiscorufor'H unnececgaiily endured. First application a tons the. Ictnng. the .skin rapiuly heals and is rc-stored to ! normal ccixlition. POH1 AM SOAP is antiseptic and ger :ml(idal; the safest and most too hi" i nursery soao. It "improves the health, !ro!or and quality of the skin: l.e.iu- tifi's (nm!)!nio::e. renders the hands Vftii Snr1 7.80, birik.7.C57.&0. mixed 7.45 7.85, i iikely prove a rhoppy market. Flour' A. J. Re'lfH N. W fUeiner, H. O. pigs 5.502f7.5O, heavy 7.40 7.87H, j demand is leFEenine Wheat viib' i n' Ta ''"Kihtu sell Poslam good 7.552 7.87V4. rough 7.40g 7.55, may Increase over 2MO.000 thl, week. ! ZXV, tf.r ?1J$ May wheat ! wr1 to th& Rmenrenrv I.aNorato'-ies. Yorkera 7.7afl7.80. Iflrinir war In flu en cm Ji Ca-tle steady. Beeve 5.6511.00, would Us 2 to 5 cents lower on 3 i West Twer, v-f.frh street. New York City. (Advertisement.)