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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAT, FERRT7ART 4, 1913.
Dramatic Circumscanccs Attend Re
lease of Long Time State Prisoners
Daily United States Weather Map
fM&- zfy.- U. S. Department of Agriculture.
44 Ctoi WEATHER BUREAU,
QP p WILLIS L. MOOR5. Oiier-
Both are food;
3r. Wiley, formerly the United
Government expert on pure foods, writes
veritable food product.1
excels in food values, possessing all
the nourishing elements of hardy
barley that makes blood, bone and
muscle and the exquisite natural
tonic in Old Style Lager derived
from perfect hops imparts vigor to
the system, aiding the tired brain
and strengthening the nerves. .
In Crystal White Bottles
so that you can feast your
eye as well as your stomach.
J 1 A A ! 1 & SH
Brewery's Own Bottling
M. ZIFFRIN, Local Agent
Ml Third itmm,
Rrk lilut 111.
Old PkMC nm NH
The deposits of the customers of this strong bank are safe
guarded by being loaned only on approved and readily market
able collateral or invested in carefully selected bonds. Its
stockholders are men influential in the business world who have
proven their responsibility and ability.
Make Our Bank Your Bank
H. E. CASTEEL, President, M. S. HEAGY, Vice Pres. H. B. Simmon, Ca a.
Southwest corner Second avenue and Eighteenth street.
Rip Van Winkle s exploits, after a
little nap of 20 years, probably will
be more than eclipsed by the adven
tures about to be experienced by Tuc
ker Ballard, who has returned to ev-ery-day
existence after a lapse of 32
Although Ballard's lost i,'me has
not been due to a desire to sleet), he has
beea kept away from the world just
as effectively. He was a prisoner be
hind the stone walls of the peniten
tiary at Joliet. where he could not
see, feel or even talk about the rush
of modern progress that was going on
all around him.
MONEY P17.7.I.KS HIM.
When Ballard walked out of 'he peni
tentiary he was given a present-day
suit of clothes sad $10. The value of
the money was as great a mystery to
him as any of the inventions that have
been made during his incarceration.
Here are just a few of the wonders
of Ballard's new life that to others are
The first thing Ballard did hea he
was convinced that he was a free
man was to rush out into the street
and stop a passing street car.
"How much does it cost, to ride on
one of these things?" he demanded,
holding out his $10 bill.
"Say, are you trying to kid some
body?"' asked the conductor.
When the conductor finally found
that his passenger never before had
been on a street car he explained the
mysteries of the transfer system and
escorted the man to a seat.
DOVBTS WIRELESS SERVICE.
Next Ballard wanted to use a tele
phone. "I saw one. in the penitentiary once,
but 1 never heard a voice over a wire,"
he said. "Can It really be done?"
He went to a telephone and spent
part of his remaining money telephon
ing to Mrs. J. C. Nelson of Danville,
111., who was responsible for his par
don. "Stand up c'ose to the telephone and
let me try to look at you," he said as
he sought to learn the limitations of
"I want to ride in an automobile and
tee an aeroplane in action and then I
guess I'll be about ready to die," said
the man. "This thing of telegraphing
without wires I don't take any stock
in it. I talked to a man on the street
tar who said he didn't believe it either.
"It seems funny and sort of worries
me not to know where I'm going to
i sleep tonight or have anybody se that
I keep at work right along. Somebody
has been looking after me so long I
i don't know whether I really ought to
be out on the street alone or not."
Ballard was sent to the penitentiary
for killing a companion in a saloon in
Hraidwood in 1879.
ROLL IS GROWING
Organization to Be Effected as
Soon as Ten Additional Mem
bers Are Secured.
Andrew i) Uri.-n to William Shuh.
part lot 13. Mr L. X. Warner's addi
tion. East Moltne. $360.
0rge Swanson to Frank A. Swan
son, ".ot 10. block 1. George Swanson's
First addition. Mollne. $200.
Otto E Z wicker et al to Roslne
Z'.vtcker. north one-half, northwest one
quarter, section 6-15-1 west.
CaJeb R. Carpenter to Elmer Shutte.
tract in northwest quarter section 17-16-3W.
John McEnery to Wathan S. Irving,
part lot 3, block 6. Edwards addition,
Sherman A. Cartwrigbt and L. R.
Baker to W. T. Gilbert, lots 1 to 6.
block 54. Watrtown, $3,600.
Brien & Iamont to Lyn H. Ewing,
lot 14 and part lot 15. Walnut Heights
addition. Rock Island, $1.
u r i it : i
The Young Men
and Young Women
of Rock Island, who are making regular calls at the
savings department of the German Trust & Savings
bank are the ones who will control the business sit
uation in the city in the years to come.
It behooves every serious minded young person to
think cf this and to prepare now to take the places in
the affairs of industrial Rock Island, which they will
find waiting for them not long hence.
German Trust & Savings Bank
ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS
The membership roll of the Island
City Camera club is now nearly com
pleted and it is hoped that the club
may be organized at an early date.
In order that the club members may
have plenty of room for their work of
e greatest help
A short sturdy little old man, into
whose face time had written th in
delible legend of character, years of
rigid abstinence and stoic seif-control,
walked briskly Into the law office of
Sags, Xicolai & Hood in the American
Trust building at 2 o'clock yesterday
afternoon. He was ushered into the
apartment of Joseph Nicola' a mem-
I ber of the firm. His whole face was
! his hand to the lawyer who gripped it
I "Meester Nicolai," he said,
i That was the return of John Conti.
I Twenty-one years and seven months
j ago John Conti went down to the pris-
on at Joliet to serve a life term for a
murder which he and friends who in-
terested themselves in his case assert
he never committed. With six other
convicts George Gill Roberts, who
stabbed John V. Kopf to death in a
political fight; John Hjany, who killed
Horace G. Shrode: Louis White, an
other murderer: Michael Moriarity,
who killed Policeman Gerrge Scbia ti
ger; Tucker Ballard, a murderer from
Will county, and Joseph Ellius, anoth
er "lifer" he was released during the
day from the penitentiary.
Conti never had been off the prison
property since the day in June. 1S91,
when its steel doors clanged behind
The meeting between Conti and Ni
colai had a significance not apparent
on the surface. Their being together
in that office meant the successful cul
mination of four years of work. Nico
lai secured Conti's release.
THINKS rONTI FRIMK-1 I VICTIM.
The lawyer learned of Conti's case
quite by accident, while connected
with the Italian consul's office. He
made an exhaustive Investigation and
concluded the man not only was in
nocent, but was the victim of a "frame
up" in which his wife had played a
Purely out of sentimental considera
tions, he began a fight to obtain the
convict's release. Without money and
without "pull" and by power of evi
dence alone he finally was able to con
vince the pardon board that Conti had
been wrongfully convicted. To facili
tate his rease the man's life term
was commuted to 40 years. These 40
years, Conti's good time being taken
into consideration, expired something
mere than a month ago.
In February, 1891, the body of an
Italian named Nicola Sena was found
covered with stab wounds in a west
side park. Sena and Conti had been
neighbors. At the inquest it developed
I another Italian, Salvatori Voloni, had
! a few days before the body was found
told Conti that Sena was too friendly
with Mrs. Conti. The jury, however,
did not hold Conti for the crime, be
cause witnesses swore the knife found
with the corpse did not belong to him
and because Conti showed he could
not have been with Sena at the time
the murder was committed.
Subsenuentlv. however, this whole
i state cif affairs changed. The witness
es repudiated their first statements
f A ctrririi tho Lnifn hf-tlnn-'ori tn Cri'l-
Conti was rushed to trial, convicted,
and taken to Joliet. Soon after h'?
entered the prison Conti's wife and
Voloni disappeared and never have
been heard of since.
Mr. Nicolai then discovered Conti
was the object of a feud In the Ita.ian
settlement and that a group of Italians
led by Voloni and Conti's wife had
conspired to get Conti out of the way.
JOI.IKT'M MOIIF.I. I'HISO.NKH.
For the recent six years Conti has
been employed on the prison farm. He
was Joliet's model prisoner. In the
years his only offense consisted of
talking and laughing during forbidden
hours. He now is able to talk Eng
lish fairly well, something he could
not do at his trial.
IPLASATORY KOTEi L, 1 94p
Oberrtions taken i 6 .m..ieYenty fifth m- I ..fAi'-y s ;v-5
Ttdlan time. Air pressure reduced to e level. I " j v J Jr 1
1bob: (continuous Pries) pas through points " L I 'i-:7-jt j w .-'
o' equal all pressure. Isotherms (dotted lines) l'--U- N
piss through points of equal temperature; drawn r A,T t -
onlr for aero. Ireeilng. 90. and 10u. r. , t' J "- ila-v-ii -ct- I'vSTTrn
O clew; Q partly cloudy: f) cloudy: VC. n ?'j
rmln: snow; (g) report missing. f jO A'H
Arrows fly wltb the wind. First figures, lowest X V N ,
temperature past 12 hours: second, precipitation
of .01 lncn or more for past 24 hours: third, mail- t-m
mum wind Telocity.
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FORECAST FOR ROCK ISLAM. I5AT-:XlfKT. MOI.INB A Nl VICIJIITT.
Generally fair tonight and Wednesday, colder tonight with lowcrt temperature about zero.
Th eeastern low, shown on yester
day's map, has advanced to the coast
of Maine and has caused snow or rahi
from the lower Mississippi valley and
Michigan to the Atlantic sections. Rel
atively low pressures prevail on the
Pacific slope and in the southern plar
teau sections, attended by rain on the
north Pacific coast aid by light, snows
in the Missouri valley and the north
ern Rocky mountain states. The area
of high pressure and cold weather ex
tends from the Canadian northwest
southeastward to the gulf sections.
I with the greatest air pressure over
eastern Montana. Temperatures below
zero are reported from th upper Mis
souri valley. Minnesota and Wisconsin
and the Canadian territory to the
northward. On account of this dis
tribution of air pressure, generally fair
weather is indicated for this vicinity
tonight and Wednesday, with colder
Atlantic City 42
Koek Island 23
Kansas City 72
Now Orleans 72
New York 3S
St. Iiuis 30
St. Paul 2
San Diego 60
San Francisco 56
Washington, D. C. ..36
Yellowstone Park . . .
Today's Market Quotations
There is no soan sold
that has given such uni
throughout the United
will do all the rough
work of the house
hold and laundry and
will wash the most
delicate fabrics nnrl If)
laces, painted china,
clothes or woolens
and flannels quicker,
easier and sweeter
than any other soap
on the market.
(Bv wire from E. W . Wasrner & Co..
Grain, provisions. Stocks and Cotton.
Local offices at Rock Island house. RocK
'Island. 111. Chicago offlces. 1)8-99-100.
Board of Trade. Local telephones, N&
BOARD OF TRADE TRANSACTIONS.
May, 93, 93 i, 93, 934.
July, 91 Vi. 91 ti, 91 ig, 91.
September, HOtg, 9t'i,, S!-, 90.
May, 52, 53, 52, 53.
July, 53, 54 V4. 53. 54,4.
September, 54 , 55','t, 54, 55V4
Oats. May. 34, 34, 34, 34V..
.I.ily, 34. 31-. 34. 34.
September, 31, 34, 31, 34.
May, 19.30. 19.42, 19.25, 19.42.
July, 19.27. 19.37. 19.22. 19.37.
May, 10.30, lu.35, in. 27, In.::,"..
July, 111.30, ki.7, lo.;;o, M.33.
May, 10.3", 10.35, 10.27. 10.32.
July, 10.27, 10.30, 10.25, 10.30.
has been advances.
I have received 392 reports in past
Corn feeding is probably below last
Oats feeding is immense.
Condition of winter wheftt is report
ed high and this suggests that the
plant secured a wonderful fall growth.
U packing supplies in next 30 or 60
days accumulate seriously products
mjsht, break liberally, but the totals
of pork, lard and ribs at Chicago look
too moderate for the list to 8iuk heav
ily. The purchaser of wheat, corn and
oat? must remember that February is
a tough i::,n?h ;uid another spell or
tvo of winter is due.
About half of the winter wheat belt
has received snows which arrived af
tr some kind of a freeze.
Southern Pacific Ui5' ,
New York Central P19 ! MORNING STOCK LETTER.
Missouri Pacific 11 ! New York, Feb. 4. London market
f Great Northern 12s Vt ry quiet.
! Northern Patific 119 News is not favorable and very lit-
j Louisville fc Nashville 139 I tie of it.
j Smelters "3 ! Sentiment as a rule around steel is
Colorado Fuel & It on 3s ; hopeful and of course the technical
v- -i Canadian Pacific 23S Position as well as the carrying c,harge
.. m;nr.;.. -i.il.
,q iimiuio (ti.ltii
7.80, heavy 7.407.80, rough 7.4037.55.
Cattle strong, top 9.00.
Sheep strong, top 6.00.
Lambs strong, top 8.85.
Western Live Stock.
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep.
Kansas City lS.ooo 11,000 lo.ooo
Omaha 5.500 4,500 10,000
Estimated Chicago Tomorrow.
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep.
Chicago 33,000 16,000 24,000
NEW YORK STOCKS.
New York, Feb. 4. Following are
the quotations on the market today:
U'liion Pacific h:o
1 1". S. Steel common 61
j Reading 105
I Rot k Island preferred 43
lllock Island common 21
developing, printing and enlarging the
membership has been limited to 30.
As soon as the requisite number is
j enrolled a meeting of the members
will be called and officers for the first
year elected. Committees will be ap
pointed at this meeting for the pur
pose of selecting suitable quarters
lor dark rooms for the developing
of films and plates, printing rooms
for the printing, mounting, etc., of
their prints, social rooms for the dis
cussion of photography and demon
strations, lectures, etc. One room will
be fitted complete for the making of
bromide enlargements and lantern
slides. Another feature of the club
will be a stereopticon of latest and
best pattern. A complete outfit for
the making of portraits either by ar
tificial light or daylight will be an
other valuable addition and one which
will be of much interest to Us mem
bers. There are now less than 10 member
ships open for amateurs who are rea.
ly interested in the pastime to a great
extent. The memberships already se
cured have not been solicited for the
reason that it is desired only to have
such members as are really interest
ed enough in photography to become
identified without persuasion. The
membership roll will be found at the R.
L. Hunter photo supply store, 1506 Sec
ond avenue, and full information may
be had at the same address.
Soap for the
THE GRAIN MARKET.
Chicago Cash Grain.
Wheat No. 2 r 1.10 t& 1.11
r 1.02&1.08. No. 2 h 9296,
h 91 95, No. 1 ns 92 92, No. 3 ns 'Pennsylvania
86i 89. No. 2 ruk 8990. No. 3 sou 86 Erie
(n88. No. 4 spg 7Si 84. ! Lead 52
j Corn No. 2 y 51. No. v 4849'4, ; Chesapeake & .Ohio 7s
No. 3 w 50i51, No. 3 y 48 rq 50, c Brooklyn Rapid Transit 90
1 No. 4 46'Ti48, No. 4 w 4850, No. ; Baltimore &. Ohio lo
U y 4648. Atchison lo:
i Oats No. 2 w 3637, No. 3 w 33 Sugar m
li34'. No. 4 w dZ'imss'i, standard St. Paul 113
34 '4 (g 34. 'Copper
Liverpool Cablet. 1 Lehigh Valley n;i
Wheat opened 1-8 up; closed 3-8 to! Republic Steel common
favors the optimist.
i nen an is saiu aim uone tue must
i important ally of the bull is lacking,
-n iuunelv confidence.
Corn opened 1-8 off; closed 1-8 up.
Wheat 55 10
Corn 974 3
Oats 236 58
To- Last i.asr
day. week. year.
Minneapolis 228 216 161
Duluth 124 173 34
Winnipeg 332 278 443
Chicago Estimates Tomorrow.
Corn 636 i
Primary Movement. j
Receipts. Shipment? !
Wheat, today ... 791,000 462,0o0
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Feb. 1. Following are the whole
bale quotations on tne local marktt
Creamery butter, 35c.
Dairy butter, 3uc.
Lard, 12c per pound.
Fresh eggs, 21c.
Storage eggs, 2oc.
Potatoes, 50c to 60c.
Cabbage, 1" -jr pound.
Onions, lc per pound.
eed and Fuel.
Timothy hay, $18 to 20.
Wild hay, 12 to $15.
Oats, 34c O 35c.
Corn, 40c to 45c.
Coal Lump, per ton. $2 25; ela- k.
You Can Pav for Treatment When
Rupture Icrw duwn and hard to hold.
tliuH.- following operaUuna, navel rup
tirjn In fl'-hhy wointfn, and all bad
tass K'lHrariti-ed relief or no charge.
Nu tailwr-H; relief for all sufferers.
You av for results only.
No knife, no Injtioi, or detention
Vtl.VMO to auy Lnfelnn who vum prove
thai a HurKleal operation La the onljr
vure fur ruplorr.
If you pre I or to wear a truss and
v. .-mi hi1)1 romiort. wear the Klntfi
Woiui'-r Truss of the world.
Wlllioiit l'ic airp, vliuillc bands r
lrl piiou. KuumnlrrJ to hold mUrr
nil uthrm fall. iioi) at the Inner ling-
-.vitl. "ii -i alt the prt-Hnure or other
truwu. Make me prove It. indorsed
carmut call, write (or cat.
Year ago 450,000 230.000 1 Bl:ou'
Corn, today 1.435,000 l.OTfi.im'j '
Year ago 1.365,000 Ttii.Oou
Notice to Taxpayer.
Notice is hereby given that all city,
township, 6chool and stare taxes, both
personal and real, are now due, and
that I have opened an office in room
69. oa the fourth floor of the Mitchell &
Lynde building, where I shall receive
all taxes. The office will be open from
9 o'clock a. m. until a o'clock p. m.
Bring your last year's receipt with you.
Towastlp Collector. (Adv.)
LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Opening of Market.
Hogs, 23,000; left over, 2,528; 5c up.
Light, ".Soft 7.75; mixed, 7.50"f7.75;
heavy, 7.35i?i7.75; rough, 7.35fi7.50.
Cattle, 3.500; strong.
Sheep. 20,000; steady.
Nine O'clock Market.
M. II. Brown, M. D.
' 12 tlulary !.. I hirago, III.
Next vl&'t to Rock Island, Rock laland
Hotel, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 8
a. m. to 4 p. m.
MORNING GRAIN LETTER.
Chicago, Feb. 4. --Pit watchers are
confident the corn futures will hold
current levels and predict further
six rt coverinc; if any corn err.sset, 5.
Aniount of short interests in corn
Hogs 5c to 10c up. Light, 7.507.75; thought to be large. Resting orders in
i..0a7.5; mixed, 7 o.-jfi tM: i ,rn tfl ,in nr. aru-jnw ,.t.,.,i
. - - - - - ... . n ...
as only moderate. Increases in tlie
corn vifiible to date is belo bear ex
pectation. All markets show sig:is of a dead
lock. Absence of expt,rt demai-d fails
7.40 fx. 7.80;
bulk, 7.70ti7.75: mixed
pigs, 6. 25''? 7.55; heavy,
good, 7.55tj7.80-. rough.
Cattle. Bteady to 6trong. Beeves
;6.35g9.00; stockers 4. 757. 60; Tex
ans, 4.905.75; cos, 3.00tf7.50; west- lightly on the price in the pit.
eras, 5.60r7.30; calves, 6 oOilO.OO. j The February swings in all grains do
Sheep, 10c higher. Natives. 4.60fi j net promise to be excessive.
6.00 : lambs, 6.60 3 8.75; westerns, 4.75 Unless Liverpool develops remafk
5.90; western Iambs, 6.60 8.85. i able weakness in wheat and corn our
Close of t.'.zrkei. pi ices are not liable to start on a lib- i
Hogs closed 10c higher. Light 7.50 ' en.i extended down swing. j
i7.82V2, bulk 7.700' 7.75, mixed 7.55 ; The outcome of all recent dull speila t j
TO THE BIG SALE AT
S. Fryer's New and Second Hand
More. We are selling every
thing in thi house at one-fourth
to one-half off, as we need the
room for .spring ana summer
g jodo. We have a number of
lir-at- rs which must go at half
price; also a number of cook
htiv.es and rar.gea. Bed springs
a d i.iattrecKC-s at your own
price. lion't forget we have the.
Lf-.M aksortment of furniture,
carpets, rug, trunks and suit
cases. Tools of al! kinds. We
buy, sell or trade anything of
value. Give us a tall. Be con
vinced of what a dollar can do at
1505 SECOND AVENUE