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THE AUG US. FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 1900
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MAGAZINES FOR JUNE.
I .Facts About the Increasing Size
of American Locomotives.
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THE TRAVELERS' GUIDE.
CHICAGO. ROCK ISLAND &
can be purchased or baggage
checked at K. I. & P. Twentieth
street depot, or C. R. L & P.
depot, corner (If to avenue and
Tnlrty-nrst atreev mnun nummer, agem
TWAINS. EAST. WEST.
Denver Limited iOmab...it 8:10 ami 3.-00 am
Kt. Worth. Denver&K-C.. b:0H am tl0:3f pm
Minneapolis it Vf0 ami 0iX pm
Uicaha and f e Moines it 8:u0 m,ll:l'J pm
:Omib Minneapolis 112:05 ami 3:00 am
t o:3 am
t 3:05 am
t 6:S2 am
t 9:u6 pm
Omaha &. Lincoln Kx 7:f am
juenver, Lincoln ft Omaha-i'l l:.V pin
Nenver. Lincoln t Omaha.. 8:1 am
lies Moines Kxpress ;12:I0 m
Kook Btland A. Bureau Ac.'f 4:30 pm
St. Paul A Minneapolis. 3:05 am
Denver, Kt. Worth & K C. 5:00 arn!lO40 pm
Kansas City. St.loe &Dnvr!l 1:10 pmt o:30 am
JKock Islands Washin(rtonill:r0 pmit 3:50 pm
Chicago & lies Moines... It 2:15 vm't 3:45 cm
Hock inland ft Brooklyn Ac 5:35 pm t 7:40 am
?f imaba & Hock Island... .1 0:35 pm
jCbicHKO. ft Davenport I It 7:00 pm
Arrival. tDeparture. tDaily. except Sun
JDutly except Saturday. All others dally. Tel
"POCK ISLAND & PEORIA
lr-.il,ron I lrwi PI m ..a
uu y m-r, f- w lis s)
nue and Twentieth street. M.
A. Patterson. General Passen
ger Agent. Passenger trains
leave C. K. I. ft P. (Mo-
line avenue) depot five (5)
minutes earlier than time
bpr'gficld, Cincinnati, Peo
Peoria. Springfield, St. L
Is, etc I
St. Louis Kx press
Peoria, Springfield. Cincin
Peoria Accom Freight
Cable ft Sherrard Accom..
Cable ft Sherrard Accom..
Cable ft Sherrard Accom . .
8:05 am 8:20 pm
1:45 pint 11:1 5 -am
7:00 pm 1:25 am
8:40 am; 2:20 pm
3:. pm 7:f.i am
Trains marked dallv: all other trains d all V
except Sunday. Tbe 8:45 p. m. tra'n carries
through sleeper to St. Louis, arriving there
7:JM a. m.
and ft Northwestern rail
way. Passenger station. K.
I. ft P. depot. Twentieth
street. L. F. Berry. U. P. A ,
Imvenport. Ia :(leo. W.Wood.
City Ticket A Kent. "Trt-
Clty Route." Short line be
tween Trt-Cltles. Chicago,
all points via the C. ft N. W.
I. CAVE ABRI VI
f : iin ton Mail and Kxpress.... 7:4h am: 7:20 pm
Chicago Nl(fht Kx 7:45 pm 8:05 am
Cblrairo Payllifht Special. .. 3:00 pm, 3.25 pm
ST. PAUL raU way Ra
cine ft Sou to western Division
Depot Twentlerb Ktreet.
between First and Second
avenues. W. W. Breckin
Mall and Express i tf-ao am; li:.".l am
St. Paul Express. :: pni 8:40 pm
Freight and accom ' rt:2 pm 10:30 am
Daily. Dally except Sunday. Train
leaving at 8:-."5 p m. carries tbrouvb sleeper,
arriving at St. Paul 7:45 a. m. and Minneapolis
ut 8:20 a. m.
TSURLINOTON ROUTE C.
ft J. RAILWAY Depot
First avenue and Sixteenth
M. J. YOUSO,
I LUTE IKHltR.
St. L. SprlDtttleld. Peori a.
Ilur. Quln via Monmouth 6:55 ana 7:15 pm
Chicago. Sterling, Clinton fti I
Dubuque it 7:41 lo t 8:40 pm
Peoria. Heardstown, Bur I i
llnffton. Denver and west t 2:40 pm 11:58 am
St. iSiulJfc Minneapolis 7:W pm 8:15 am
Sterlinr. Clinton ft Dubuquej 7:50 pm 3:40 am
St. L. Kans C. Denver ft
Pact, coast via r.aiesburg 7:15 pta S-.55 am
DaUy. tDally except Sunday.
1 IN Dirnr isrTrtsr
Tbe Possibility of Comaiaalcitisg
With the Xearer Planets Pen Pie
tare of the Christ of the Passloa
Play Cabllnjt Without Wiroa The
Pantos Play's Earsisst
Perhaps It is not wise to make any
prophecy as to how the steam locomo
tive will have developed by the year
190. and it is certainly best not to go
beyond that year, for If the present
rate of growth be maintained It must
soou result la uvuie radical changes in
design which cannot now be Imagined,
says William Forsyth In Cashier's Mag
azine for June.
We may, however, make a natural
extension of the lines of growth of the
past 40 years and consider briefly the
maximum limits to which they will
lead us in the year 1905. The freight
engine only will be taken, as thix class
Is already the largest, except in the
diameter of driving wheels. The cylin
der volume of simple freight engines
would be 10 cubic feet and require a
cylinder equal to 28 inches in diameter
and GO inches stroke. The loiler pres
sure would reach 25U pound., which is
not unlikely, and it is probable that in
the next Ave years It will be increased
to St ft pount
The grate area also will doubtless in
crease more rapidly in the next five
years than it has since !&'... The prac
tice is growing of extending the fire
box beyond the frame a moderate dis
tance as a compromise between the
very wide Wootteu iioxes, 8 feet wide.
and the narrow ones flush with frames.
which are only Sl-j feet wide. It is like
ly that in the future tire boxes 5 and
0 feet wide will be more generally
used, and with these the grate area
will be from 40 to Co square feet.
The tractive power of freight engines
would, in l'.KJT, reach 70,00 iound3
and require a weight on drivers of 280,-
OOO pounds, with a total engine weight
of 31 1,0X) pounds. With the Consolida
tion type the weight per wheel would
then be ;JT.mh iKuiuds, or two and a
half times the old limits of 1SKO,
The total heating surface of the boil
er would reach 4.000 square feet and
call for a very large boiler if the pres
ent arrangement of heating surface
continued.- It is-iquite probable that as
possible limits of width, height and
weight are reached some change will
be made in locomotive boilers so as to
include some, features of water tube
lKiilers. In this way increased heating
surface may be obtained without fur
ther increase in size and weight. It
may be also that automatic stokers will
be successfully adapted to locomotive
requirements, and when such changes
occur the locomotive will present a dif
ferent appearance from that with
which we have become familiar.
Writing in the June Century, Nikola
Testa, makes an interesting prediction
as to the transmission of electric power
without the use of wires:
"While I have not as yet actually ef
fected a transmission of a considerable
amount of energy, such as would be of
Industrial importance, to a great dis
tance by this new method, I have oper
ated several model plants under exact
ly the same conditions which will exist
in a large plant of this kind, and the
practicability of the system Is thor
oughly demonstrated. The experiments
have shown conclusively that with two
terminals maintained at an elevation of
not more than oiuioo to 35.0O0 feet
alove sea level and with an electrical
pressure of 15,mM.nuO to 20.000,000
.volts the energy of thousands of horse
power can be transmitted over dis
tances which may lie hundreds and if
necessary thousands of miles. I am
hopeful, however, that I may be able
to reduce very considerably the eleva
tion of the terminals now required, and
with this object I am following up an
idea which promises such a realization.
There is of course a popular prejudice
against using au electrical pressure of
i millionsof volts, which may cause sparks
to fly at distances of hundreds of feet;
but. paradoxical as it may seem, the sys
tem, aa I have described it in a tech
nical publication, offers greater person
al safety than most of the ordinary dis
tribution circuits now used in the cit
ies. This Is in a measure iiorne out by
the fact that although I have carried
on such experiments for a number of
of considerably smaller density than
that of the earth, would make the task
much more easy
Of the future of wireless telegraphy
"Stationary waves in the earth mean
something more than mere telegraphy
without wires to any distance. They
will enable us to attain many impor
tant specific . results impossible other.
wise. For Instance, by their use we
may produce at will from a sending
station an electrical effect in any par
ticular region of the globe; we may
determine tbe relative position or
course of a moving object, such as a
vessel at sea, the distance traversed
by the same or its speed, or we may
send over the earth a wave of electrici
ty traveling at any rate we desire.
from the pace of a turtle up to light
"With these developments we have
every reason to anticipate that In a
time not very distant most telegraphic
messages across the oceans will be
transmitted without cables. For short
distances we need a 'wireless' tele
phone, which requires no expert op
erators. The greater the spaces to be
bridged the more rational becomes
communication without wires. The ca
ble is not only an easily damaged and
costly instrument, but it limits us in
the speed of transmission by reason of
a certain electrical property insepara
ble from its construction. A properly
designed plant for effecting communi
cation without wires ought to have
many times the working capacity of a
cable, while it will involve incompara
bly less expense. Jot a long time will
pass, I believe, before communication
by cable will become obsolete, for not
only will signaling by this new method
be quicker and cheaper, but also much
safer. By using some new means for
Isolating the messages which I have
contrived an almost perfect privacy
can be secured."
During a recent visit to Oberammer-
gau Ida Shaper Iloxie witnessed the
preparations for the decennial pres
entations of the Passion play and
talked with the chief personages of
the cast. Of these she writes in the
June Ladies' Home Journal: "The Ju
das of 1SJK), the painter and decorator,
Johann Zwink, because of his excellent
interpretation at that time and his un
changed appearance, plays the same
role again this year. The j'outhful
John of 18IH) again assumes that role.
Though now 29 years old he has retain
ed the fresh, youthful expression of
ten years ago. He spends his days In
his workshop beside his home carving
figures of the Madonna and of the
Anton Lang, Jr., the son of a stove-
maker and following his father's trade,
seems to have been the one person of
the village looked upon by all as the
Christ for 15O0. In 1SS0, as a child of
5, and again in 1S90 he took the part as
one of the people. I called at his hum
ble little home and was cordially re
ceived. The plain, meager, rude little
living room was repellent in its bare
ness. When the son Anton, in blue
overalls and jean jacket, entered and
smiled at me, I forgot the room. As I
looked into his face, seemingly as in
nocent and sweet as a child's, yet
showing the strength and the charac
ter of the grown man, I think I experi
enced a feeling akin to that which the
friends of the lowly Jesus must have
had as they came in contact with him
in his early years, when they were as
yet unaware of his divine nature.
"One would expect that a religious
ly imbued community, giving a play
because of a religious vow, would seek
to make the entrance price as small as
possible in order that all might come
"But the people of Oberammergau,
having learned the value of their pro
duction, seem nothing loath to combine
religion with business. They charge,
therefore, as much as the regular Ger
man theaters, the prices this year vary
ing from 50 cents to ?2.50. The ex
penses incurred by the village In pre
paring for this year's presentation ex
ceed $75,000. Yet the people hope to
realize something for themselves from
their work. One-third of what re
mains after the expenses are paiiT will
be devoted to building a vault and
chapel in the village burial place. The
remaining two-thirds will be divided
among the players, among whom there
will be at least one representative from
each home in the village."
HEROES OF BOER WAR.
Three British Offleera Who Diatla
arutshed Themselves la Africa.
Three incidents which will live in the
Etory of the heroism which ihe South
African war has revealed were report
ed as follows, according to the London
Times: In the dramatic tale of the
British entry into the Free State capi
tal the gallant deed of Major Hunter
Weston, who with ten men passed
through the Boer lines and succeeded
in cutting the telegraph lines and also
in blowing up the railway to the north
of the town, stands out vividly as an
other act of pluck and daring to be
added to the records of the British
army. From Bethulie bridge, in the
north of Cape Colony, come particulars
of another gallant deed by a young offi
cer. Lieutenant Pophain of the famous
Sherwood Foresters. In a hailstorm of
Boer missiles he cut the wires the en
emy had laid to the mines planned to
destroy the bridge. Advancing through
the trenches, he noticed some boxes of
dynamite ready for use, picked his
way back to his regiment, collected a
few men and with them again crept
across the bridge, 1.4SG feet a quarter
of a mile long, and under a brisk fire
took the explosive back to the camp.
This feat of almost reckless gal
lantry, performed in the full glare of a
South African day, was emulated at
night by Captain Grant, an engineer
officer, who traversed the bridge, in
spite of the Boer guards, and removed
the dynamite charges from the mine
borings which the enemy had so care
fully prepared, thus putting a final
touch to the splendid act of Lieutenant
Popham and the noble defense of the
bridge by the Derbyshires, the "Old
Stubborns" of fame.
Major Hunter-Weston is an officer
who had already won distinction, and
comes of a Scottish family which
traces its descent far away to pre-Xor-
man times. His father, Lieutenant
Colonel G. II. Hunter-Weston of Hunt-
ersdon, Ayrshire, served through the
Indian mutiny. He commanded one of
the outposts throughout the defense of
the Lucknow residency, while his wife
was a daughter of the late Mr. Robert
Hunter and lady justice of the Order
of St. John of Jerusalem, of which her
husband is a knight of justice and
The Captain Grant referred to is ap
parently Captain Philip Gordon Grant,
who served in the operations in Chitral
with the relief force in 1S95. He is 30
years of age, and entered the Royal en
gineers 12 years ago, reaching his pres
ent rank in February of last year.
Second Lieutenant Robert Stewart
Popham must be among the j-oungest
officers at the front, as he was born
less than 24 years ago, and joined the
Sherwood Foresters about a year ago.
It is worthy of record that the last
recipient of the Victoria cross among
the gallant officers of the Derbyshire
regiment was Lieutenant Henry Single
ton I'eunell, whose daring bravery dur
ing the campaign on the northwestern
frontier of India secured him this high
ly . prized honor. The incident for
which lie was awarded the Victoria
cross occurred at the second attack on
the heights of Dargai, when Captain
Smith was struck down while attempt
ing to take a company of the Derby
shires across the tire swept zone. Lieu
tenant Pennell, then a subaltern, went
out alone to bring his captain back.
Under a perfect hail of bullets he
thrice raised him and tried to carry
him to cover, and only desisted from
his gallant effort on finding Captain
Smith was dead. Lieutenant Pennell
was one of the officers wounded at the
battle of Pieter's Hill.
Model Train Service on a Mod- y1 no in-Jur-v ,,as lKHn stained ei-
tner iv me: or anj ui ui.v issimjuh!'.
Home Seekers' Excursions
April 17, May I and 15 and
June 5 and 19.
Best and quickest route with
through car service, north,
south, west and northwest
Tourists1 and reduced rate
tickets to principal points
and summer resorts.
and Pacific Coast,
Florida and the South.
Chair car and sleeper to St.
Louis, St,. Paul and Minne
apolis without ckange. Per
sonally conducted excur
sions, through sleeping and
tourist car accommodations
reserved without charge.
Ticket office open dy and night. Depot
at foot of Six lee a ih street. For maps and
full information apply to
II. D. Mack. D. P. A.
M. J. Tockg, Agent.
Phone 1131 and 1180.
"From that moment when it was ob
served that, contrary to the established
opinion, low and easily accessible stra
ta of the atmosphere are capable of
conducting electricity the transmission
of electrical energy without wires has
lieeome a rational task of the engineers
and one surpassing all others in impor
tance. Its practical consummation
would mean that . energy would be
available for the uses of man at any
point of the globe, not in small
I amounts such as might be lerivel
i from the ambient medium by suitable
, machinery, but In quantities virtually
1 unlimited from waterfalls. Export of
power would then become the chief
source of income for many happily sit
uated countries, as the United States,
Canada. Central and South America.
Switzerland and Sweden. Xlen could
settle down everywhere, fertilize and
irrigate the soil with little effort, and
thus the entire globe could le trans
formed and made a fitter abode for
mankind. It is highly probable that If
there are intelligent beings on Mars
they have long ago realized this very
Idea, which would explain the changes
on Its surface noted by astronomers.
The atmosphere on that planet, being
New Alarm Gun.
James Mowrer of Casper, Wy., has
invented an alarm gun to be used in
sheep camps to frighten away wolves,
coyotes and mountain lions. The gun,
according to the Denver Republican,
has a capacity of 20 shots and Is
mounted on a revolving table, the gun
and table being oierated by clockwork.
.V lantern is also placed on the table.
The machine can Ik? so arranged as to
fire a shot as often as desired. The
alarm gun has been tried with success
and the machines will shortly be placed
on the market.
More Copies of A Message to Gar
Five hundred thousand more copies
of the New York Central and Hudson
River Railroad company's booklet, "A
Message to Garcia," have just been
issued, says the New York Tribune.
Five previous editions of 100,000 copies
each have been distributed. The book
let is illustrated and contains, in addi
tion to the message to Garcia, which
was written by Elbert Hubbard, a
sketch of the life of Lieutenant Colonel
Rowan, who carried the message to
Garcia; a portrait of Lieutenant Colo
nel Rowan, made from a photograph
taken the day before he sailed for Ma
nila to rejoin his regiment; a portrait
of General Calixto Garcia, to whom the
message was sent, and a sketch of his
life, and a portrait of Mr. Hubbard,
with a short sketch of his life. It is
said that this message to Garcia has
been printed more than 11,000.000
times and has been - translated into
Japanese, German and other languages.
Kansas' Great Wheat Crop.
Five million acres of the rolling
plains of Kansas are carpeted with
waving wheat. For the fourth consec
utive year Kansas will harvest one of
the greatest wheat crops in her history.
says the Washington Star. While It is
yet two months to the time when ac
tual figures can be given, present con
ditions are so favorable that it can be
said that the wheat production of Kan
sas will amount to over 100,000,000 i
bushels in 2900. J
Facta About India's Famine.
Major H. E. Barnatvala of the Brit
ish medical service in India, now in
Washington, says: "The photographs
of attenuated natives so widely dis-
trubuted are merely reproductions of
pictures taken at the time of previous
famines, when such conditions existed.
Relief work is provided for the able-
bodied, and for the small children, the
aged and the infirm relief kitchens sup
ply needed sustenance. The offerings
of the American ieople, however, will
reach a class who are too proud, on ac
count of caste distinctions, to avail
themselves of tbe official assistance of
the government, to accept which would
throw them into prohibited intercourse
with other castes. The charity of the
American people is very acceptable."
New York Tribune.
Special Business Mention
The following firms are recommended to readers of The Ar
gus as prepared -to serve patrons to the best possible
advantage, and worthy of business confidence:
Suits made to
Cleaning and re
done at lowest
Vtt a4, by s trait, -v
Black Joe Cream
It Is tli araunlMl ef an
L. E. West, Gam Co.
611 Seventeenth St.
Rock Island, DJ.
Ask your Gro
cer for it and get
a Cook Book free.
S. A. IMAGER
Second ave. and
are prepared to
do bending, punch
ing and cutting.
Also heavy or
Drop forging a
110 Nineteenth St
24th St. and
3rd Ave. Bock
THOMAS VAN TUYL.
and all general light
113-115 West Seventeenth street.
All kinds of job
bing done neatly
and at reasnnan e
screens, a spec
ialty. Shop and
residence. 1 6 i 1
Seventh A vs.
Beck Island, 111.
I A. LEITDSER,
616 Seventeenth -Street,
Hull & Co.
Mitchell A Lynda
AOADEMY OP THE
conducted by the
sisters of the visi
tation, 2989 Finn
avenue. Rock Is
land. The Acad
the new aoademy
will be opened
Monday. Sept. 18.
MU8IO. ART. EL
and the languages.
E. F. Stroehle
Chicago papers de
livered and orders
taken for all peri
odicals. 16S1 Third avenue.
at moderate pri
L. A, Bock
H. S. BACHMAH
In town to
1606 Second avenue.
Rook Island, IU.
AND ALL KINDS
Hides, wool ATal
low. Highest price
paid whether in
small or large
or oar load lota.
ave. 'Phone ttttt.
Rook Island, 111.
The next session
7th, ls9. Philo
For terms and full
t9 REV. J. r. A.
for Furnace Use.
It yon Intend do
ing any building call
Shop and residence
at No. 1234 Thirty
eighth street, Rook
F. J. Steele, Pro.
1709 Second a v.,
Tour entire ward
robe cleaned and
pressed for tl per
month. Work called
for and delivered.
a new Invention.
230 Bridge Avenue,
V7. T. llagUl.
Office in Masonla
SfO to 12:00 a. m.
1A) to 4:30 p. at.
Rook Island, liL
Supervisor of musie
la publlo schools.
Private studio in Y.
M. C. A. building,
urn oe hours. 4 to 8
"H"1 7 o p. m. and
all day Saturdays.
O. D. DORAN.
CROWN A BRnXlE
work a specially
IF POISONOUS DRUGS HAVE FAILED
TO CURB TOU, TRT NATURE'S
PROF. W. A. JACOBS, the great
Magnetic Healer will cure you
of any disease in a short time with
out the use of drugs.
Office: Flat No. 1 Industrial
Home building. Rock Island.
Offloe hours 10 to 12 a. m., & to 6 p. m..
and6:80to8p.m. ' '
1026, Fourth Ave. ARGUS
2100 Fifth ave.
tleih St. and
We give the
for the least
Tom A. Marshall
Wlli.Bt a Moral.
John Van Brimmer, a well known
character In Marlon. stood in the
center of the Big Four track at that
place the other evening, took a drink
of whisky from a flask and before he
could get out of the way was struck by
passenger locomotive and burled a
distance of 30 feet. He e sea nod with
a broken leg and a number of bruise.
I Tbe curves that are to complete the
i track improvements ef the Tri-City
T ! J T- 1 Tl 1
osuwsj company iu imkk isianu art-
being distributed at various points
along tbe syt tern where thev are to
be used and where they will be put in
Ito Kind Yfj Haw AHrays Bxi
Columbus Jc., Iowa.
Cedar Bapida, Iowa.
Dea Moines, Iowa.
Fort Maoiaon, Iowa.
VUVU-vrt, S i as
Joy. 111. .
v 6CNERAL CfTICES
'g rCLCOHAPM RATCS. '
Marshall town, Iowa.
tf ocniouUi. 111.
Mt Fieaant, lows.
'ew Boeton, IU.
Ktv Windsor. III.
North Henderson, IU.
Fort Byron. UL
Prairie City, Ui.
Peoria, I U.
prsetn ption, IU.
Bock Iland, DJL
Bwan Creek, IIL
KL AoguKlU, UL
Taj lor kidg,l.
Walnut Grova, ZD.
West Liberty, Iowa.
J. F. RoBijrsow, President L. S. McCabb Vlee President. H. X. Castssl, Cashier
Central Trust and Savings Bank,
Rock Island, III.
Incorporated Under State Law.
Capital Stock, $100,000. Four Per Cent Interest
Paid on Deposits.
L. D. Mudge,
Louis A. Schmidt
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Peter Fries, L. S. MoCabe, E. D Sweeney,
O. J. Lark in, J. F. Robinson, Henry W. Tremann,
James J. La Veils, H E. CasteeL H. D. Mack,
Sweeney A Walker. Solicitors.
MONET LOANED ON PERSONAL, COLLATERAL OB SEAL ESTATE 8KCUBITT.
Open dally 9 a. m. to 3. p. re- Saturdays 7 to 8 p. m.
Office in Bock Island National Bank Building.
Rock Island Savings Bank
Rock Island. ILL.
Incorporated Under the
Four Per Cent Paid on
Monet Loaned On Personal Collateral Ob Real Estate Security.
J. M. Buford, President.
John Crubaugh. Vice President.
P. Greenawait, Cashier.
Began business July Z, ism. and oeenpfeA
S. E. corner of MitcbeU
H. 8. Cable,
. John CraDaugb,
H. P. HuU.
. W. Hurst,
joaa vour. -Solicitors
Jackson and Hurst,
3. M. Buford