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TEE ABGTJS, FRIDAY, iNOVJEMBEtt 13;. 1903
BERTH IS HIGHER
Increase of $1 Made for Through
Trip to the Pacific
BY THE PULLMAN COMPANY
Improvement ' in Service Given as
liCMBon Ctiangei on' the
The Pullman company has an
noiiiiced that the tourist sleeping1 ear
rates from Chicago to the Pacific
coast are to be increased to $7 instead
uf ifO on and after Doc. 1. The circti
lar giving the increase in rates was
made public yesterday, but officials of
the company declined to give their
reason for the move. Passenger ofli
cials of the road west to the Pacific
coast say, however, that the increase
3;i occasioned by the enhanced cost of
running trains. Wages have been in
creased by the Pullman company and
the cost, of improving the service has
been enhanced to such an extent with-
LaB B B
COLIC'S HOT BLAST
Stove is the most
economical stove in the world. It
burns the gas arising from coal.
Other stoves do not. It is air tight.
This perfectly air tight stove will
keep a fire all night; and with fuel
put in the night before you can
have a brisk fire in the morning
vy simply opening the draft. Tem
perature always the saiiie.
COLES HOT PL A ST
stove burns every
kind of fuel, soft coal, hard coal,
wood, coke, lignite coal, cobs
everything without change of fix
tures. ' Th's stove gets the same
results from siftings and soft coal
that other stoves get from hard
coal. It is because of the scientific
const ruction which vou can see at
The feed door is ab
solutely smoke proof.
no gas or soot escape into the
room. On this feed door are the
words "COLE'S HOT BLAST
FPOM CHICAGO." Py this you can
always identify the original HOT
P. LA ST.
TVT Is the time to buy this
HOW stove. It SAVES dol
lars in fuel. The most economical
hard coal stove in the world. Re
quires no change for hard coal,
wood or soft coal. It gives re
sults possible with no other heat
er. May we demonstrate its value
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1615-1617 Second Ave.
in the last three years that the direc
tors at the annual meeting held in
Chicago a short time ago decided that
the tourist rates for sleepers must be
It is claimed by the passngr rep
resentatives of the roads west of Chi
eago that the tourist service has been
improved to such an extent that it is
now almost equal to the standard
Pullman service. The fare for the
tourist sleepers to the coast has been
less than one-half that in the stand
ard sleepers and the Pullman officials
have been considering the advisabili
ty of bringing up the rate so that it
would be one-half of that charged on
the standard coaches. Some of the
lines objet to the increase for the
reason that it is likely to injure busi
Chanre In Officials.
Announcement has been received in
this city cf the appointment of P. F,
Van Vliet, formerly superintendent of
the northern division of the Milwau
kee road, to be assistant general sit
perintendent, with headquarters at
E. I). Wright, formerly superintend
ent of the Kansas City divisions, suc
ceeds .Mr. Van Vliet as superintendent
of the northern division, and E. Laas,
for some time superintendent of con
struction, with headquarters at Dav
enport during the building of the Mil
waukee cut-off, has been appointed
superintendent of the Kansas City di
vision in Mr. Wright's place.
WHAT J. W. WAR It DID WITH
THE MONEY APPROPRIATED
The question as to what J. W. Warr,
of Moline, did with the money he ap
propriated is becoming clearer as the
investigation proceeds. It is said that
the printing plant was running be
hind to the extent of several'Mhous
and dollars a year in bail debts and
otherwise; that a good deal of money
was required to equip the plant; that
the old Plowman debts took a con
siderable part of the money; that Mr.
Warr's living expenses were $:).(H)0 or
$4,000 a year; investments in build
ings were heavy; and most of all he
paid interest on $100,000, being very
prompt to pay all interest as it be
This latter item would amount to
$6,000 per year, but of course this has
not continued for a great while, as
the amount was small at the begin
ning, growing gradually larger as Mr.
Warr became more and more involv
ed. This sort of thing continuing
over a period of years, wuuld. reach
to the amount of the shortage, it
must be admitted.
Besides the f orejfoihg, it is under
stood that Mr. Warr declare! and
paid a dividend of about 10 per cent
of the printing investment, when, in
fact, so far as can be ascertained, it
was a losing venture. One of the
argest leaks of the printing plant is
aid to have been the fact that some
of the largest work was being done
at a losing figure. A thorough ex
amination of the books will have to
be made before it can be positively
ascertained just where the money
went .but the foregoing is the best
explanation thus'far given.
One of the losses in the printing
plant was probably through the fact
that one of the largest jobs was
handled in a peculiar way. The house
using the printing put in the type and
bought the stock. Mr. Warr furnish
ing the men to set the type, doing the
printing, etc., charging for the men's
time. In this latter regard it is said
he gave a losing figure, and this ex
tending over a number of years, dis
posed of a lot of the money. Outside
of two of the large factories here the
oca I business was not large, the
product of the printing shop being
largely college literature.
Mr. Warr carried an insurance of
$12,000 on the plant. It is said "that
D. II. Sohuler has first claim upon the
plant, being a landlord's lien.
FEATURES OF ARM
Details of New Springfield Rifle
and its Possibilities in
LEAST WEIGHT, MOST POWER
Illustrates Marvelous Improvement
In Fire Arms In Late
CARS ARE PILED UP IN A
WRECK ON ROCK ISLAND
A westbound freight train on the
Pock Island was wrecked near Atkin
son last night, blocking the tracks for
several hours. The train was descend
ing the long grade between Atkinson
and Geneseo when it broke in two
places, leaving it in three sec
tions. The engine, with the first.
started back to gather up the remain
der of the cars, when it suddenly
bumped into the middle section, the
latter being struck from the rear
about the same moment by the last
section. The result was a terrific
clash. The cars were piled up and a
number wrecked and derailed, but
fortunately no one was injured.
Has .A not her Swindler.
Marshalltown, having sent the boss
swindler. Evangelist Fred A. Marson,
to Fort Madison for the term of seven
years, has unearthed another precious-rascal
inMhe person of Rev. A. .1.
Wheeler, evangelist, prohibition work
er and lecturer . Mr. Wheeler is in
jail now. in Canada but Marshalltown
i.s in hope- cf getting him back. Her
Ca-sy people want tiv see hinT several
hundred dol.'ars' worth.
Many New SntwerllMr.-
The Central Fnum (Pell) Telephone
company has added 80 new subscrib
ers within Ihe last few week to the
list in -Pock Island and Moline, and
still have room for more. The new dij
rectory is being repared, and all who
want service should send in their
Into each life some ruins must fall.
Wise people won't sit down and bawl;
Only fools suicide or take to flight,
Smart people take Pocky . Mountain
Tea at night.1 T. H. Thomas' phar
When the new Springfield ritle is
issued to our army, the United States
will be equipped with the most scr
viceable and powerful military rifle in
the world," says Charles .1. Leach in
an article in the current number of
the Review of Reviews concerning the
weapon that will soon be manufac
tured at Rock Island arsenal. "It em
bodies the best features of the present
Krag-Jorgensen and the Mauser ritle,
and has been given the most exhaus
tive tests under conditions likely to be
met with in active service. These in
elude tIacinr the ritle in water so
that some of its parts might rust, and
also throwing sand in the mechanism.
"The new weapon is what is known
as the clip-loading magazine gun, be
ing provided with a cut-off. which en
ables the firer to use it as a single
loader, with the contents of the maga
zine (fiie cartridges) in reserve.
"At present, only a few of these
guhs hnve been. issued to expert shots
in the army for firing tests; but about
December, UK):;, their manufacture
for issue for the entire army will
commence. Mxtv thousand will be re
quired, and they will be turned out at
the rate of about 250 jer day. In case
of emergency, however, a large num
ber can be turned out, and private
manufacturers can be called upon to
make the rifles. The arming of the
militia with the new rifle will be com
pleted as soon as possible after the
army is equippedwith them.
"The new Springfield weighs 0.47
pounds, against 10.(54 for the Kraij
and its barrel is 24 inches, while that
of the Krag is 32. Over all the new
piece measures 4.1 inches, against 40
inches for the Krag. Although the
calibre of both rifles is the same
namely, 30 the shooting; power of
the Springfield is vastly superior.
"While the bullets of both rifles are
of the same weight, the smokeless
powder charge of the new rifle is in
cased to 43.3 grains, that of the
Krag being 37.fi grains. The increased
charge gives the new Springfield a
muzzle velocity of 2.300 feet per sec
ond, which is just. 300 feet per second
faster than the Krag, and increases
the muzzle energy from l.'.)."2 foot
pounds to 2,582.
"This increased energy causes the
bullet to travel in a flatter trajectory,
the rise above the ground at the high
est point of the trajectory being much
less. This increases what is known as
the danger space, or the space cover
ered by Ihe bullet at a height above
the ground not exceeding that of a
man. Thus, in shooting at 1.000 yards,
the bullet at its greatest height, which
is at 500 yards, rises only 20.67 feet
In the new Springfield, whereas the
bullet in the Krag rises 25.8 feet.
"As an example of the tremendous
decrease in the height of the trajec
tory of modern arms and ihe increase
of the danger space by the flatter
trajectory, it is interesting to note
that in shooting at 300 yards with the
smooth-bore muskets used before our
civil war the bullet rose at the tnrn-ing-ppint
of the trajectory 1U Teet in
the air. This turning-point was at
"The new Springfield has a range of
five miles, although it is, of-course,
impossible to see a human target at
that distance. The piece will be sight
ed up to at least .1,000 yards; but,
even this distance is too great for
actual aiming at a man or horse, but
will aid at dropping slu ts at random.
At 1,000 yards a line of men resem
bles a broad line, the uniform width
of which is broken above the line of
heads and below the line of legs. At
1,200 yards, cavalry is distinguished
from infantry, and movements can be
seen. At 2,000 yards, bodies of troops
can be distinguished, and a man or
horse appears like a dot. The whites
of a man's eyes can be seen at 30
Falls Down Stairs.
Mrs. II. F. Ue Gear, whose home is
on Third avenue between Tenth and
Eleventh streets, is at St. Anthony's
hospital for treatment for a fractured
knee sustained in faTnng down stairs
at her home at 11 o'clock Wednesday
night. She was removed in the am
bulance to the hospital yesterday af
ternoon. She is under the care of Or.
C. T. Foster.
make wrecks of strong men and women.
You can't drink coffee no matter how
strong you are and escape its ruinous
effect upon the nervous , system. Why
undermine your health with an insidious
poison? You have a perfect and whole
some substitute for coffee in
Delicious in flavor and aroma I All the
appetizing qualities of the finest coffee
none of the harmful ones. The only
stimulant in "Mocon" is the stimulant
of perfect health that goes with it. If
you are head-achey, if your hand shakes,
if you have nerves you need " Mocon.
Try it at the next meal.
An eminent physician says : " Mocon is the best cereal table bev
erage and should supplant all others. It is a nerve food and tonic,
and is delightfully refreshing." Name furnished if you wish.
Man's best drink. Ask your grocer
Write for a trial package FREE.
Central City Cereal Coffee Co., Peoria, III., U. S. A.
DEALING IN GIRLS
Regular Traffic Being Prosecuted
by Organized Gang at
DECLARE OFFICERS OF Y. W. C. A.
Lured I'rom Ittiral Homes on Prom.
ie of Lucrative Euiplov-meut.
Chicago. Nov. 13. Trafficking in
girls is being carried on in Chicago by
means of ;i system which includes
luring them from their rural homes
by otters i f employment and then im
piisoning them in disorderly houses.
This is the conclusion reached bv tlli-
ers of the Young Woman's Christian
association at tne close ot their years
"The trade is being carried on like
my ther business in Chicago," de
clared Mrs. A. S. Chamber'in, vice
president of flic association, after the
innual meeting of the board of direc
tors of that orgamzaticn Inst een
ing. Mrs. Chamherfin bases her state
ment upon the reports of the agents
of the association, who meet all in-
oming trains and find homes for the
young women traveling alone.
Unable toHecare Arrest.
"The business," she continued, "is
so cautiously carried cn that we have
been unable to cause the arrest nf
iny of the principals,' -but that traf
ficking exists is proven by the large
number of cases which have been
brought to the attention cf the trav
elers aid committee .f this associa
tion. . .
"Country girls, approached in their
villages anil on their farms, are told
that if they will come to Chicago
they can make many dollars a week
as parlor maids and domestics. If
they accept the offers made they are
met at the depot by women and taken
to houses of disrepute."
Peach Bloiwom Tea.
.For some time the girls of the Busy
Bee Mission band of Broadway church j
have been making preparations for .1 j
peach blossom tea. Everything is
now in readiness and you are invited I
to come to this Japanese festival, ;
which will be held this evening in the!
old Sunday school room of the church.
Light refreshments, music and a good:
Doean't Respect Old Are
It's shameful when youth fails to
show proper respect for old age, but j
just the contrary in the case of Dr.
King's New Life Pills. . They cut off
maladies, no matter how severe and
irrespective of old age. Dyspepsia,
jaundice, fever, constipation, all yield
to this perfect pill. 25 cents, at Ilartz
& Ullemeyer's drug store.
KEEP YOUR HEAD UNCOVERED.
The Constant WearUgr of Hat Propo
sratea Dandruff Genu.
There are many men who wear their
hata practically all the time when awake,
and are blessed wltha heavy shock of
hair; yet If the scalps of these same men
once became Infested With dandruff
germs, the parasites would multiply all
the quicker for lack of air. Baldness
would ensue as the lnal result. New
bro's Herpicide -kills these germs and
stimulates unhealthy hair to abundant
growth. Herpicide Is a pleasant hair
dressing as well as a. dandruff cure and
contains not an atom of Injurious sub
stance. Sold by leading1 druggists. Send
10c. In stamps for sample to The Herpi
cide Co., Detroit. Mich.
For sale by T. H. Thomas.
There is no cough medicine so pop
ular as Foley's Honey and Tar. It
contains no opiates or poisons and
never fails to cure. Sold by all druggists.
Colds are easy to take, but hard to
cure. A cold taken now may annoy
you all winter unless properly treat
?d. A bottle of our Reliable White
Pine Cough Syrup taken now will re
lieve your cold at once. Better keep
a bottlv of this remedy at hand al
Rciys. Price, cents.
Hsvrtz & Ullemeyer,
1- M.oaktWM .
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All kinds of Taffy,
.117 TWENTIETH STKEET
est 120 f. Fourth and
phone north 1813.
I .117 TW
h Brady, 'ph
BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S
lot K I ir M
The Kind thoct Wevrs Well
Is the Only Kind We Sell.
I lU Stgcs. Itl Styles, ill Trices.
THE PEOPLE'S STORE,
Z!rre CREDIT 'J
321 Twentieth Street, Rock Island.
jbHN VOLK &. CO..
Also Manufacturers of Sag Door
' Blinds and. Mouldings. Ve
neered and Hard Wood
Flooring' of All '
'agle and Double Strength Window
. Glass, Polished. Plate, Beveled
r . . Plate and Art Glass,
til AND 329 EIGHTEENTH STBEE .
For the Winter
Couldn't you arrange your business affairs so as to
permit of your spending a couple of months in California
this winter? '
California isn't far away. The rate is not high. And
there is no place on earth where you can enjoy a holi
day lo better advantage.
Elderly people who fear t he rigors of a northern clime;
semi-invalids; those who are distracted by the worries and
cares of business, are going to California in increasing
numbers. A hundred thousand people spent last winter
there. More are going this winter.
Think the matter over, and then give us an opportun
ity of quoting rates and telling you about our through
car ser ice.
Second class rate is only $."M; in effect daily.
F. H. PLUMMER,
C. P. A.,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
S. F. BOYD, D. P. A., Davenport, Iowa.
I Wholesale Dealer In PtJee WINES AND LIQUORS. J
WAUKESHA AND COLFAX MINERAL I
I Ah.6ufbuittiei of WLNTEK'S CELEBRATED BIXTKK3.
. ltH6l8 Tblrd Arenne, Rock Island. I1L .