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THE KOCK ISLAND ARGUS. TIIUKSdAy. MAY 1. 1914.
14 TODAY'S MARKET QUOTATIONS -Local and Foreian Chicago Ana "Sew 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. Tri-City office in ait 809. Best building-. Phone Rock Island 330. P. J. McCORMICK. Manager. Chicago Markets Wheat Open. High- low. Close May SMS 9.Vi 94 S5i July S6N, S7 .? Sep So-"1, So ci S3VA Cora May 67m, f.? -B July 65T f.."T 6SVB Sep 64", 65N 6IT 65 B Oats May .TS4 33 "S 39 "i -A July 37, 3S 37a SS Sep 35S 36'. 35'., C6B Pork I May 13.73 19.72-N July 19.S0 20.00 19.7719.95 Lard May 10.00-A 10.02-B July 10 05 10.15 10 05 10.15-A Ribs ' May 11.0:111.15 1 1.02 11.12-B ; July 1117 ll.-'5 1117 11.22 , Cattle 4.000. Weak. Sheep 15.000. Steady. Nine O'clock Market. Hog shade higher. Mixed. $S.15f? 8.45; pood. $S.25fi 8.40'; rough, I7.95W 8.15; light. JS.25ft8.47; ptgs, J6.50 S.20; bulk. $S.25ff?S.45. Estimated: Hogs 14.000. CatUe 2.000. Sheep 8,000. Cattle weak. Beeves. $7.409.60; cows. J3. 75(98.40: stockers. i.75Sr 8.50; Texans. 17.259 S.50; calves, J9.00 10.65. Sheep strong. $4.50ifi 5.90. Lambii, S5.85f59.25. Closing Market. Hops weak at early prices; steady at yesterday's average. Mixed S.lS'ij' 8.45. rough 7.95 8.15, light 8.23(3 S.47. Tattle steady. Sheep strong. Southwest Receipts. Hogs. Cattle. Sheep. Kansas City 6.000 1.000 5,000 Omaha 7,700 2,400 5,000 I.ocal Markets MARKET SQUARE SALES. May 13. 1914. 4 loads cf corn at 80c 1 load of oats at 43c 2 loads of timothy hay at ..$14 to $16 I Chicago Cash Grain. Wheat No. 2 r. &;ff7: No. 3 r. 95 No. 2 h. .- : no. n. ?93; No. 1 ns. ".'! I:'1-: No. 2 us, .7; j - v.i .'. ns. f7," ft 97: No. 4 lit 92x !3: No. 2 s. '. '' 9S'i ; No. 3 i Butter. f. 94: No 1 vc. C3i97i: No. 2 vc. M'isfi; No. :; vc. &4i l-durum. flT:2: No. 2 1; No. 3 durum. SSft&o -.Corn No. 2. r,9si fi .': No. 2 y durum, No. 2 : No. May 14. Following are the whole sale quotations on the local market today: Butter, Eggs and Cheese. I Kpps. per dozen 20c 1 Butter, dairy, pound 25c f Butter, creamery, pound 27c d alter, packing stock, pound. ...... .160 Vegetacres. Parsleys, dozen bunches 30c 71 i Cucumbers, not house 10c12c Northern Pacific Louisville & Nashville 1364 Smelters Colorado Fml & Iron 27 Canadian Pacific 132 Illinois Central 110 Pennsylvania Ill Erie 29 Chesapeake & Ohio 524 Brooklyn Rapid Transit 921 Baltimore & Ohio 91r Atchison 9J'i American Locomotive 324 Sugar 105ss St. Paul 99 Ts Copper 73 WAGNER'S REVIEW J 70'.? 52 71'i; No. 3. o;Iif70; No. 3 y g. 5S. ' Oats No. 2 w. 41: No. 3 w. 3940; No. 4 w. 3Si2fj ;?!', : standard, 39? & 4?'.; standard, Z'liZ. Liverpool Cable. - Wheat opened ' to off; closed .to ' up. Corn opened l to off; closed to off. Chljrtco Receipts. Today. Contract. Wheat 85 SO Corn 22 3 Oats 74 2 Northwcrt Cars. ... i To Last Last day. week, year Minneapolis 64 105 127 Duluth 55 4 J 56 Winnipeg 185 208 376 Chicago Estimates Tomorrow. Wheat Ill Corn 13 Oats 56 - Primary Movement. Receipt". St.'proents . . 375.000 761.000 . . 545.00i 576.000 .. 261.000 302.000 . . 296.000 284,000 Wheat today Year ago . . . Corn today ' Year ago . . Lettuce, pound 12 Vic Potatoes, bushel ...........78c Cabbage, pound, new 24c Texas onions, pound 6c Green onious, dozen bunchs 15c Rhubarb, dozen bunches 15c Asparagus, per pound 10c Carrots, dozen bunches 60c T'jrnipe. dozen bunches 60c Bee's, dozen bunches $1.00 Karli.-hes, pound 15c Poultry. Chickens 14c Fish. Perch .....4c7c Halibut, fresh 11c Yellow Pike 12c Pickerel 7c Catfish 14c Bullheads llic Trcut 14c Flounders 9c New York Stock II Chicago Live Stock II Opening Markets. ' Hops 20.000. Left over 3.146. Steady. Mixed, $S.15(fi 8.45; pood, $8.258.40; rough, $7.95S.15; light, $8.20(fi 8.45. New- York, May 14. Following arc the closing quotations on the sto;k market today: Gas 121V Union Pacific 157-g V. S. Stefl preferred 109i V. S. Steel common CI Reading 1034 Roc k Island preferred 4"i Chicago & Northwestern 129 Southern Pacific 92"i New York Central 93T Missouri Pacific 1S?4 Great Northern 124 Drift of the Weather. Illinois Fair tonight and Friday; not much change; probably tonight frost hi lowlands and northwest. Missour Far tonight and Friday, be coming unsettled In west Friday; warmer In northwest tonight. Minnesota Fair tonight and Friday; frost tonight; warmer tn west tonight. Iowa Fair tonight and Ftiday; frost probably tonight In lowlands; warmer in west tonght. North Dakota Far and warmer to night; Friday increasing cloudiness. South Dakota Fair and warmer to night: probably unsettled Friday. Nebraska and Kansas Mostly cloudy tonight and Friday; wanner tonight. Summary. .Bank of England rate unchanged. Union Pacific directors meet today to act on common dividend. Mellen is expected to testify today at New Haven inquiry. Standard oil of Kansas declares reg ular $3 quarterly dividend, but omits extra. Standard Oil of Nebraska declares regular semi annual of $10. but omits extra. Four big railway brotherhoods ask that Pennsylvania railroad withdraw special police on strike duty and grant demands of strikers. - President Wilson assures owners of oil property in Tampico that govern ment will do everything in Its power to protect property. Americans in London steady, quar ter to half higher. Cheap Wheat A Retrospect. Chicago, May 14. In 1906 the world raised its largest wheat crop up to that time. Total, 3,414,000,00, 170,- 000,000 above the former record of 1913. Feature was the 735,000,000 Uni ted States crop and the large uniform crops of most countries, Canada and Hungary also raising record yields, Yet in 1906 September wheat entered April at 76'4 and sold up to 84 in June. July brought the break to 73. In 1906 wheat broke when The world's crops were well toward frui tion and May 1907 wheat subsequently sold lor 76 to 80c. The great greenbug market of 1907 resulted. For the crop year of 1906-7 the United States lean ed on its only " outlet and exported 146,000,000 wheat. This rose to 163, 000.000 for 1907-8. Dec. 31. 1906, December wheat ex pired at 78. while May wheat Chica go fipured 77c against Kansas City May at 71 (cheap wheat if you please). Outside Italy and Russia, the European wheat yields have hard ly grown since 1906 and Hungary in Daily United States Weather Map 1914 will probably raise 50,000,000 less than in 1906. In the crop years of 1906-7. 190S-8 the world"s Importing needs were Hm Red to a 500.000,000 average. They are 650,000.000 today and the giant world bread-eatlne increase since 1906 still constitutes the most start ling modern wheat fact. Succeeding the record world crop of 3,900.000 for 1913 Europe in July. 1914. will hold exhausted reserves.' To date all the extravagant world wheat promise of 1914 is concentrated In our winter wheat crop. Previous to the end of June the results of all coun tries are a hazard. Old crop supplies are dwindling. Record 1913 United States winter wheat crop of 523,000,- 000 and Canadian 210,000,000 yield have found an easy disappearance. Further resistance is due from wheat and until June is well complet ed we cannot turn our telescopes in direction of fancy Wheat prices that might bring $10 per acre to the farm er. Our New York advices again Indi cate the east will be fortunate to be come glutted with Argentine corn be fore late July or August. The old crops of all United States grains are approaching demolition. On mere statistics of consumption Sep tember oats are at sound levels. Lo cal chat on ribs is more optimistic, but lard bulges will evidently attract sales. Doesn't shape like a big year in securities. Morning Grain Letter. Chicago, May 14. Newspapers ascribe the wheat bulge to insect dam age in Illinois and Missouri. Damage reports from these states are some what extensive and in 'many sections the exact cause of damage is not known. It may be frost. Large per centage of locals now believe wheat will hold for another two weeks at j least and produce bulges. Big people! here say the old winter wheat crop is nearly exhausted and foreigners are poss'bly long 20,000,000 or more of new crop futures. Armour Grain company defends the position of May wheat as being perfectly natural and based on heavy recent demand for our old wheats. Kansas news does not sug gest a record early harvest in many sections. Very cold in Canada again yesterday. Clear, as a rule, except heavy Texas rains. Future of week is continuance of fast reduction of wheat and oats visibles. Corn demand is slow, but the visible will evidently become too small for immediate successful bear operation. The first damage bulge of the season should help wheat greatly. It is also pointed out that the winter wheat crop has not been tested by hot weather. Central Texas report in this morning says yellow rust striking grain as re sult of too much rain. This report makes wheat 65 and oats 85 over large section. On the other hand, northwestern Texas reports wheat 110 and 85, with wheat harvest due in 20 days. Rain 1 1 required in sections of east central Kansas. For week ending May 11 Topeka, Wichita and Concordia, Kansas, were 78 to 100 per cent below normal rain fall since March 1. Topeka and Concordia have only received 50 to 60 per cent of nor mal. Wichita shows 86 per cent of normal. Hannibal and St. Louis, Mo., are 50 per cent below normal since March 1. Government weekly says Missouri has had frost and needs a good general rain. Since March 1, Illi nois points report percentage of nor mal rain as follows: Peoria 59, Spring field 62, Cairo 96, Chicago S5. The Day of Day By LOUIS JOSEPH VANCE This Live Adventure Story of a Single Day Grips and Holds the Interest From Start to Finish. Opening Chapters Will Appear Next Saturday. SEES 10 YEARS OF MEXICO CONFLICT U. S. Deoartment of Aericulture. .1 - UfcTucn m mmir v crv 1 1 1C1, UUrCrU. -4-. OS Fair tonight and Friday; probably frost in low lands tonight. EXPLANATORY'NOT'ES, OtMrvstJons taken K - ra.. 7Stb meridian tlmn. Air Dromtra mlncl to r.... of equal mlr preure. IioUierau doud lln. pan ttorougn points of equal temperature: CnmaonlitArZtrL.l'SVS!? O der; partly cloudy: Q cloudy: rain: mow: g) report mlsainr. Arrows fir wltb th .inrl ,' temperature peat 12 boon: second, precipitation of .01 Incb or more for past 24 hours; third, maximum wind velocity WEATHER CONDITIONS. The northwestern area of high pres sure, with It fair, cool weather has overspread the territory from the east ern Itocky mountain slope to the Alle ghanies. though the erect of the high remains over eastern North Dakota. Frosts have extended southeastward to central Iowa and northern Missouri, and eastward to the lower lakes. The low which la over the southern plateau sections has been attended by light; OBSERVATIONS. High. Low. Boston 42 Buffalo 46 Davenport 63 Denver CS Jacksonville 83 Kansas City 64 New Orleans 84 Sew Vork 48 Norfolk 70 Phoenix 96 sltowers on the north Pacific coast and St. Ixjuis 66 in the territory from eastern Vyom-!st. Paul 64 ing southward to Texas. Owing to the , Saji Diego 62 slow eastward movement of the north-! San Francisco .... 58 western high, fair and continued cool weather is indicated for this vicinity tonight and Friday, with probably frost in. the lowlands tonight Seattle "... 72 Washington 68 Winnipeg 50 Yellowstone Park . . 58 40 40 46 41 70 44 64 44 52 66 51 44 5 52 52 52 Prep. .01 .08 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 . .00 .52 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .22 .20 .00 .00 DAILY RIVER BULLETIN. Flood stage Hgt. Chge. St. Paul 14 5.6 0.1 Red Wing 14 6.4 0.2 Reed's Landing ... 12 6.3 1 0.2 La Crosse 12 7.1 0.2 Lansing 18 8.8 0.1 Prairie du Chien .. 18 9 2 0.3 Dubuque 18 10.8 0.2 Le Claire 10 5.5 0.1 Davenport 15 8.3 0.1 CARUSO HEARD BY WIRELESS PHONE Coast, Inland, and Ship Oper ators Are Given Treat by Italian Tenor. River Forecast. For the next 4S hours: The Mis sissippi will continue to fall slowly be low Dubuquu and a falling tendency will prevail as far south as Muscatine by Saturday night. J. M. SHERIICrt, Local Forecaster. New York, May 14. Wireless opera tors at Sandy Hook, Seagate, and At lantic Highlands and on ships leaving the harbor, together with scores of amateur wireless enthusiasts in Great er New lork and along the Jersey coast and inland, were greatly mysti fied yesterday afternoon when they heard through their receivers the voice of Caruso singing "La Boheuie" and "Aida." Although most of the curious and delighted hearers did not know to whom they were indebted for their canned solos of the great tenor, it wasn't long before many of them found out that the concert was a part of a wireless telephone test made by the Marconi company at its station on the roof of the Wanamaker store in this city. Not only was the Italian's voice clearly heard by the operator at the wireless station at the Wanamaker store in Philadelphia, but a commer cial message, dealing with ordinary business of the day, was communi cated by voice through the air for the first time from New York to Phila delphia. Incidentally the Marconi men kept up a talk with the Southern Pacific steamship Antilles, which sailed at noon for New Orleans until it was far out at sea. At 4 o'clock a wireless was received from David Sarnoff. the Marconi man aboard the Antilles, that the telephone operatic selections sent out wern received when the ship was 50 miles from port. The tests were started soon after the Antilles started on its Journey. It wasn't long before wireless men. waiting for radiograms, began to hear through their receivers the voice of Caruso and the sound of a man talk ing and counting slowly and deliberately. Dr. J. W. Butler, 30 Years Mis sionary There, Tells of Guerilla Warfare. May Give Berger Place. The retirement of Harry Lord, third baseman with the Chicago White Sox, is believed to mean that JoeBergerof this city will have a regular place in the infield. Joe yesterday smeared a three-bagger aad a two-bagger, in ad dition to fielding perfectly. New York, May 14. That war be tween the United State3 and Mexico if begun now will probably last 10 years, was declared today by Dr. John W. Butler, for over 30 years head Qf Methodist missionary work in Mexico. Dr. Butler has just arrived in New York from New Orleans, to which port he was brought on the steamship Monterey from Puerto Mexico. He 6tates that there were 637 American refugees on board the Monterey, which has a capacity of 222. The party of 21 Methodist missionaries were assigned one cabin with two berths. Two or three of tl 15 ladies of the group occupied the cabin eacn night, and the rest of the party slept on the deck, sometimes with and sometimes without mattresses. The refugees were not allowed to bring any trunks out of Mexico and many had to be helped with clothing and equipment upon arriving iu N jw Orleans. "If our people go to war with Mex ico now," says Dr. Butler, "history will return thej verdict of General Grant regarding tne war of 1847. Gen eral Grant said 'the Mexican war is the most unjust and unrighteous war of modern times.' "Our war with Mexico, if once start ed, will not be over inside of 10 years. I think no one doubts that within t& hours after war was declared our gun boats could take ptsession of every port on the gulf and Pacific coasts, and perhaps in a few months they would take possession of the leading cities. But there is a vast territory. stretching from the Hlo Grande to .the Guatemala line which is very moun tainous and broken with deep. ravines. Guerrilla warfare could be carried on there indefinitely. "Run a line across from- Vera Cruz to the Pacific, a distance of less than 300 miles In a straight line, and you will repeatedly encounter mountains 8.000 to 10.000 feet high, and valleys almost on a level with the sea. All this territory is very familiar to the natives. "The first enemy our boys would meet would be the fevers on the coast. The next would be pulmonary trou bles of the high lands. These two things alone would claim more vic tims than the battlefield. All th, customs houses of Vera Cruz would not pay our debt for the next 20 years." Dr. Butler states that the reports ot anti-American outrages in Mexico have been much exaggerated. No American has been hurt iu Mexico City, although property hSa been dan aged. "Just after the taking of Vera Cruz we were awakened in our house in Mexico City one morning about 4 o'clock by the . sound of the breaking of glass," Dr. Butler said. "Lifting the curtain we saw a group of 10 men breaking with crowbars the glass windows of Ameri can stores and houses along the street. They came to our house, saw the church notices on the door, and passed on. We later found that the windows and some of the furnishings of every American building except ours around the entire square, had been destroyed. I received a threat signed by three names, but paid no attention to it ex cept to hand it to the chief of police. "A party of Americans from Aguas calientes on their way to Mexico City were held up and suffered indignities and rough treatment at the hands of federal troops. An American consu lar agent who was with them is now in Washington registering a com plaint. "The majority of the Americans in Mexico are of one mind in the opinion that all the present trouble might have been averted by granting some form of recognition to Huerta. The only hope left Is that something may come of the Niagara conference. That is not probable since both Huerta and Wilson are Oetermined on the question of recognition. Huerta will not elim inate himself, nor is he apt to flee the country. I know Huerta and I believe that he will not leave Mexico until he is carried out feet first." Conservator Sale. State of Illinois, county of Rock Island ss. By virtue of a decretal order of ths probate court of said county, entered at 'he .May term ot saia cuuri, a. u on the application ot J. t'. Witter, con servator of Nels Swanson, insane, to sell the follow ins described real estate, be-lo-ngriiiK to said Minor, situated in the t-ountv of Rock Island, state of Illinois, lo-wit: Lots nurubw six tt.. aeventij. eight IS . and nine 9, block two U) Beecher s and Walsh's addition to tee city of Hock Island; and also lot two t2 in block three 13) .Mosenfield place In said city c-f Rock Island all in the countv of Rock Island and state ot Illinois. I shall, on the sixth day ol June. A. l.. 1914. at the .-est door of the county court house, in the city ot Boca Island, in the county and state f""' said, at the Hour of 10 a. in., sell all tne interest of said minor in and to the sara real estate at public auction, icrnm of sale: cash iu hand. J. V. WITTER Conservator for Nels Swanson, Insane. WIFE QUITS HIM; SUES A RELATIVE Galesburg. 111., May 14. James T. Jackson has instituted suit to the June term of circuit court against Rav. Harry Caldwell, the case being to re cover damages for the alienation of Jackson's wife's affections. Nothing but the praecipe has been filed In the case, but $10,000 in damages Is sought. K. JJ. Robinson is the plaintiff s attor ney. Mr. Jackson is a resident of Toulon and was In the city Tuesday w hen he authorized his attorney to commence suit. The defendant is a minister re siding northeast of Altona. It Is under stood that the declaration in the case will set up the alienation of the wife's affections and the estrangement of the couple and charge this to the defend ant. Mrs. Jackson is understood to be living at the present time In the fam ily of Rev. Caldwell, who is a distant relative. No Improper relations are charged by the plaintiff iu the suit, but the declaration will charge the de fendaat w th . influencing the wife to leave her husband, and It is upon this ground that damages are sought. Hxecutor'a .otlce. Estate cf JoJir. Anthony, deceased. The undersigned having: been ap pointed executrix of the last will and testament of John Anthony, late of tb county ot Rock Island, state of Illln"i, deceased, hereby gives notice that she will appear before the Hon. Benjamin Bell, judge of the probate court of Rock Island county, at the probate court room In the city o-f Rock Island, at the July term, on the first Monday in July next, at which time all persons having claim against said estate are notified and re quested to attend for the purpose ot having the same adjusted. All persona indebted to said estate are requested W. make immediate payment to the under signed. .Dated this first day of May, A. T. 19? 4. KOSiNA ANTHONY. Kxecutrix. Albert Huber. attorney. ,olce ot 1'lanl Settlement. Kstatc of Joseph 1L Chandler, de- eased. Public notice is hereby Riven that tlia undersigned. Frederick Appelqulsl, ex ecutor oi estate of Joseph il. Chandler, has this day Iil.Ml his nuul report ana settlement as such in the probate court of Rovk Island county, and Hearing n said report has been set for 114. at lu o'clock a. in., at which tln persons interested may appearand n"4" objections thereto, and H no objection are hied, said report will be l,P1r,"TS at that time, ami the undersigned " ask lor an order of distribution. n" will also ask to be discharged. Kwk Island, III., May 6. 114. FKKDEKiCK APl'Kl.U't Is"' . Executor of K.state of Joseph li. Chand ler, deceased. James V. .Muucker. attorney. Shrrilt'a Sale. By virtue of a special execution Is sued out of the clerks otnee of county court of Rock Island county, and slate of Illinois, and to me u ''" whereby I am commanded to make in" amount of a certain judgment reeeuu obtained against 11. B. Ui.more in vor of New Harper Hotel company, a corporation, out of the lands, tenemen". goods untl chattels of the said ki. GUmorr, I have levied on the tollowin described property, to-wit: The nl'"i fifty-five feet of the -ast fifty feet of lot number one 1 1 . tn t o. m number two ii). and the north 'X'I (60 feet of the west thirty t:io f'"! lot number one U. in block nunitr two . in the old town of Siephensoii, now Rock Island. In the county ot Island and state or Illinois. 'i- .fln,k,riintf ajtiri com mand. 1 shall xpose for sale at P"ul'5 auction, all right, title and tutereat oj the above named 11. H. tiilmc-re m to the above described properly, at 1" o'clock a. m.. on Monday, the 2itn uy of AJav. t14. at the east door of to court hi.-us in Rock Island. Dated at liOck Island. I1L, this flrt day ot May. A. I. 1U. O. I. BRl'NKR. Sheriff of Rock Islaud County All toe Argus. news all tha time Th