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THE AUG US, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23. 1903.
There is No Danger in
Buying Hot Welter Bags.
Syringes, Atomizers, etc.,
as we guarantee all our rubber goods
not to leak nud to be of the very best
quality and fit reasonable prices. If
you buy anything' here that is not
what you think it ought to be, return
it and we will make it right. Ve do
not want you to keep it. That is our
plan to you of doing business. Better
inspect our goods. We are always
willing to show them. Drop in when
you go by. - -
Hfvrtz 61 Ullemcyer,
Let Us Fill You Prescription.
All kinds of Taffy,
317 TWENTIETH STREET,
'Phone west 1204. Fourth andj
Brady, 'phone north 1813.
A metal polish that does not
daub the hands or woodwork.
J. M. BUFORD
The old lire and
1imo - tried com
Kates as low as
any reliable com
pany can afford.
YOUli PATRONAGE IS SOLICITED.
JOHN VOLK & CO..
Also manufacturers of Sash, Doors,
Blinds and Mouldings, Ve
neered and Hard Wood
Flooring of All
Single and Double Strength Window
Glass. Polished Plate, Beveled
Plate and Art (ilass.
311 AND 32'J EIGHTEENTH STREET,
Thirteenth Anniversary Sale
Shoes Giveiv Away FREE,
With every pair of Shoes bought from
2.00 and jp, we will give away FUEE
8l pair of Slippers or Shoes.
If you have no use for the shoes, we give you
them to give to some one that you know will ap
fP. S.: Shoes thoct are given away posi
tively not tried on or exchanged.
DOLLY BROS.. SreSSS!
Men's Shoes $2.50 and $3.50
TO ENLARGE FORCE
Cen. Crozier, Chief of Ordnance,
Tlls of Rock Island Arsen
al Plans for Year.
OPERATE SMALL ARMS PLANT
l,07t Machines Installed Neces
sity or New Hospital Em
phasized. Several hundred men are to be add
ed to the force at Rock Island arscxial
during- the coming' year in connection
with the operation of the new small
arms plant, according: to the report
of Gen. William Crozier, chief of ord
nance, for the fiscal year ended June
30, 100.1. The report s-ays:
"During' the past year the number
of employes at this arsenal has var
ied from 1.300 to 1,500, and with the
present demand for equipments of
various kinds, and the work on the
new material for field batteries, etc..
it is probable that the plant will be
operated for a few years at" least
upon the present scale. In addition,
for the operation of the small arms
plant now installed and for which
only special tools, granges, fixtures,
etc., are required, it will be necessary,
before the close f the coming hscal
year, in the manufacture of the mag
azine rifles, model of 1001. to add sev
eral hundred employes to the present
Lack of Officers.
"I invited attention in my last an
nual report to the lack of a sufficient
number of assistant officers to prop
erly supervise the varied operations
of the arsenal, and this will be more
severely felt when the small arms
plant is in operation.
"Several of the shops which have
been heretofore used for the storage
of field and siege guns, carriages and
limbers and obsolete stores have been
utilized for machines for small arms
manufacture, resulting in a lack of
space for the proper and convenient
storage of the output of the arsenal's
carriage department. As soon as the
issue of the new field material is com
menced the old material in service
will be turned in for repairs and
storage and will form an excellent re
serve supply available for sudden de
mand. At present there is no suita
ble place for the storage of this equip
ment, and the necessity for an artil
lery store-shed is apparent. Such a
building was included in the plans of
the arsenal, and estimates for it have
frequently been submitted. The de
sired building has been planned har
monious with adjacent structures,
and an estimate for its construction
is again submitted.
Need of Qoopltal.
"Attention is again invited to the
lack of a suitable building for a hos-.
Big Cut in Meats
; " at
GILMOSE'S PACKING HOUSE
Owing to recent decline in live
stock we are able to make the
following low prices:
Good sirloin steak, "Id A
per pound IUC
Good porterhouse "Iflr.
steak, per pound IUC
Good round steak, Q
per pound Jj
Good rib roast, t1 7 1
per pound '. I I
Good chuck roast, C
per pound OC
Good boiling beef, M
per pound . - T"C
Good pork loins, Q
Good pork shoulders, "7
per pound C
Open Wednesday and Satur
day till 9 p. m.
W. H. TREMANN, Mgr.
307 TWENTIETH ST
Telephone Union 7X1
Brady Street, Davenport, la.
Telephone North 6281
pital. The building which has been
used for many years is an old frame
structure, originally a temporary
erection during the civil war. It is
entirely unfit for the purpose, and its
condition, has been reported by the
inspector-general of the district in
which Rock Island is situated as ut
terly unfit for hospital purposes and
not worth repairing. Estimates have
been repeatedly submitted and are
again included this year for a new
building which is so urgently needed.
"To furnish sufficient power for the
machines added during the year, and
also for the operation of the small
arms plant, the power house has been
extended to provide accommodations
for six additional turbines and one
630-kilowatt generator, conforming to
those now in operation. These are
now being installed,- and when -completed
will give the arsenal from 2.200
to 2,300-horse power, depending upon
the stage of the water.
Installation of Machinery.
"The facilities of the arsenal have
been increased during the year by the
addition of a number of new tools,
many of which were required for the
better equipment of the machine
shops in preparation for the manufac
ture of field and siege carriages, lim
bers and caissons. Electric welding
machines are used iu this equipment
shop and have greatly improved, ex
pedited and cheapened a number of
operations. A hydraulic plant for the
formation by pressure of parts of gun
carriages is now being installed, con
sisting of three presses of 27.), U00
and fcOO tons capacity, respectively.
When completed the former method
of doing this work with heavy drop
hammers will be discontinued.
"The .machinery required for the
manufacture of small arms, consist
ing of 1,074 machines, is now in place
and will be ready for operation as
soon as necessary tools and fixtures
can be provided. Considering the time
that must necessarily elapse before
the fixtures and gauges can be pre
pared and a suitable working force
assembled, organized and properly
instructed, it is not anticipated that
a large output of small arms from
this arsenal can be expected before
the latter part of the present fiscal
"Owing to the large amount of work
at Watertown ar:-enal, the department
found it desirable to manufacture a
number of 6-inch barbette carriages,
model of 1900, at Rock Island arsen
al. The completion of the work on
this material has been delayed, owing
to slowness in delivery and imperfec
tions in many of the steel castings.
"Equipments made of stuffed russet
leather have proved generally satis
factory, though some criticism has
been made, based on the fact that the
oil soils the clothing. This subject
has been discussed with the leather
contractors and assurance has been
given that the amount of "dubbing"
will be limited to that absolutely nec
essary to produce the desired dura
bility. This is by no means easy of
attainment, but the firm which has
been supplying the leather is one of
the leading manufacturers of the
eonntry, and it is expected that suc
cess will finally be attained."
WIFE CHARGES THOMAS
B0YLEN WITH CRUELTY
Thomas Roylen is charged with
cruelty and drunkenness in a bill for
divorce filed with the circuit clerk by
his wife, Mrs. Mary Roylen, of Moline,
through her attorney, W. C. Allen.
They were married at Seneca, 111.,
April 15, 1883. An injunction was
prayed and granted by. Judge Graves
restraining Hoylen from disposing of
her household goods or from drawing
from the Moline National bank money
he had on deposit there pending hear
ing of the suit for divorce.
Only Make a Bad Matter Worse.
Perhaps you have never thought of
it, but the fact must be apparent to
everyone that constipation is caused
by a lack of water in the system, and
the use of drastic cathartics like the
old-fashioned pills only makes a bad
matter worse. Chamberlain's Stom
ach and Liver Tablets are much more
mil& and gentle in their effect, and
whenvthe proper dose is taken their
action 1 is so natural that, nne run
hardly realize it is the effect of a med
icine. Try a 25-cent bottle of them.
For sale by. all druggists.
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets are becoming a favorite for
stomach troubles and constipation.
For sale by all druggists.
A Scientific Dlaeoverjr.
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure does for the
stomach that which it is unable to do
for itself, even when but slightly dis
ordered or overloaded. Kodol Dys
pepsia Cure supplies the natural juices
of digestion and does the work of the
stomach, relaxing the nervous ten
sion, while the inflamed muscles of
that organ are allowed to rest and
heal. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure digests
what you eat and enables the stomach
and digestive organs to transform all
food into rich, red blood. Sold by all
A. Policeman's Testimony.
J. "N. Patterson, night policeman of
Xashua, Iowa, writes: "Last winter
I had a bad cold on my lungs and tried
at least half a dozen advertised cough
medicines and had treatment from
two physicians without getting any
benefit. A friend recommended Fo
ley's Honey and Tar and two-thirds
of a bottle cured me. I consider it
the greatest cough and lung medicine
in the world. Sold by all druggists.
lld-Ne-01ds have robbed kidney
trouble of its danger and suffering.
Try them; they are guaranteed.
T. H. THOMAS, Leading Druggist
HIS BUSY SEASON
Yegg Man Active Cracking the,
Safes of Country
MANY HAULS MADE LATELY
Works la Fall and Usually Follows
Oat a Fixed Sched
ule. In Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Ne
braska bank safes are popping almost
every night. In the past two weeks
over a dozen safes in small banks
have been blown open and hauls have
ranged from $1,500 to $7,500, $32,500
The increased manufacture of high
explosives has revolutionized the bank
robbing business. Instead of expert
mechanics being required now, al
most any young tough or hobo with
nerve can become a successful cracks
man. Nowadays all that is needed to
blow up a safe is a little putty and
soap and a bottle of nitroglycerine.
The putty is used to close, up the
cracks in the safe door. Some of it
is made into a little cup which is at
tached by compression, close to the
handle. Into this the nitro is poured,
a lighted fuse is stuck in and then
comes the explosion. Usually the
force is sufficient -to tear the door off.
Regaining about Sept. 1 and contin
uing until about Dec. 1 the cracks
men are a busy lot. They rob coun
try banks instead of city banks, be
cause while the latter contain larger
sums they are better watched.
Has No Watchman.
The country banker cannot afford
to hire a private watchman, and the
village marshal sleeps pretty soundly
along about 3 o'clock in the morning.
It is a poor bank that doesn't have at
least $1,000. in cash in its safe, and
the safe is apt to be old-fashioned and
easy to rob, compared with the ex
pensive vaults that make the city
The fall season is chosen for two
reasc.ns. The country banks at that
time have a good cash balance on
hand, because the crops are moving
and it takes cash to pa y for farmers'
wheat and corn. Then, again, the
weather is propitious.
In the summer people sleep lighter,
with open windows, and there are
more, of them moving about at night.
In winter the snow on the ground
would point the way to the capture
of the robbers. In the spring the
rains and the softened ground would
make detection easy, even if the cash
balances of the banks were attrac
tive, which they are not. Therefore,
the yegg man works in the autumn.
While some of these banks are
cracked by tramps who have got hold
of some dynamite which they have
reduced by heating to the form of
nitroglycerine, most of the jobs are
done by men who employ a system.
Many of them lay out their routes
just as an actor would do.
The advance agent, generally some
smooth chap with a little roll, goes to
the town and secures diagrams and
all needful information about the
bank. He finds out what nearby far
mer is careless about the disposition
of his horses and buggy at night, he
map's out the way to escape and finds
out what time a freight train passes
through the next town.
Arrives the Same Night.
It is almost the invariable rule that
the men who do the job seldom see
the town before the night of the rob-,
bery. This is done to avoid recogni
tion. They drop oiT the cars ten,
twenty or twenty-five miles away
from the town and walk the rest of
the distance, cooking and eating their
meals in the woods and repeating the
This method prevents any tracing
of their movements. No one has
seen them in the town and no embar
rassing descriptions are sent out. Af
ter making a few good hauls they
strike back to headquarters and fol
low another route laid out for them
by that time by their advnnce man.
They never take any percaution to
deaden the explosion. It might be
thought that this would be done in
order to avoid arousing the town, but
they are well aware that it is seldom
possible for an armed or organized
posse to get on to their trail seedily.
The explosion tears the safe to
pieces, and it is the work of a few
minutes to rifle the cash box. Not
very men are anxious to rush out in
the darkness and face a gang of arm
ed robbers, aud by the time the
townspeople do organize there is
nothing to indicate where the robbers
NIP IT IN THE BUD.
First Appearance of Dandruff a Fore
runner of Future Baldness.
That such is the case has been con
clusively proven by scientific research.
Prof. Unna, the noted European skin
specialist, declares that dandruff Is the
burrowedr-up cuticle of the scalp, caused
by parasites destroying the vitality in
the hair bulb. The hair becomes lifeless,
and. In time, falls out. Thin un tw nr..
Newbro's Herplcide kills this dandruff
germ, and restores the hair to Its natural
softness and abundancy.
Herplcide Is now ued by thousands of
people U satisfied that it Is the most
wonderful hair preparation on th nun.
Sold by leadmgr druggists. Send 10c. m
stamps for sample to The Herplcide Co.,
For sale by T. H. Thomas.
jssv ' Covers the Country .
The popularity of the " irsi
Cremo Cigar has spread from VV
man to man; from town to town; rSy
from state to state until it is !f
known and favored 0f!0if
Ihe Lar2est Selling
Brand of Cigars ,
;gpP in the World.
g- The Band is the Smoker's Protection.
By placing a large order
with a manufacturer of
warm slippers, he figured
them down to bed rock.
We have done the same,
hence the following:
Misses and Children's warm lined
velvet Slippers, sizes OC
6 to 2 OOC
Men's and Women's warm lined vel
vet Slippers, sizes QQ
3 to 11 OaC
Ladies' plush trimmed warm slip
pers, sizes CO
3 to 8 OUC
A SCHOOL SLATE FREE WITH
EACH PAIR OF MISSES' AND
1703 Second Avenue.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL."
Land of Plenty
A book descriptive of Old Virginia
homes and farm lands in the "Sunny
South" will be mailed free to any ad
dress on application to the under
signed. On the first and third1 Tuesday of
each month the
Big Four' Route
will sell round trip tickets to many
points in the pouth and southeast at
greatly reduced rates; also, one-way
tickets to practically the same terri
tory on the same dates at one-half
the regular rate, plus $2. Full infor
mation furnished on application.
ALLEN M. NYE, T. P. A.,
You Can't Get Well
Until the Cause of Your Trouble
is Removed. ,
The Nervous system is at fault in all diseases. We rcmoxe the cause,
Nature always cures.. Drugs, Electricity and other old methods fail,
you know this by experience.-
ALL CHRONIC DISEASES
Epilepsy. Nervous Disorders, Dyspepsia. Constipation. Heart, Liver
and Kidney Troubles, Piles. Female Disorders, Catarrh, Ornnulated
Eye lids. Cross Eyes, every functional disorder, pain or other condi
tions known as DISEASE treated by our NATURAL .METHOD on
a POSITIVE (il'ARANTEE.
Save time, suffering and endless -expense bv consulting experituic-
cd NEi;VE SPECIALISTS.
CONSULTATION" FRISK. SEW METHODS. NO DKI GS. NO TAIN
DRS. DAVIS (EL BATES,
NEUROPATHISTS AND OPI1TH ALMOLOG I ST9.
Suite Mitchell & Lynde building. Office hours 0 to in.; 2 to .1 p. m.
LOW RATES SOUTHWEST
On First and Third Tuesdays.
Each Month, via the Santc Fe
Cheap one-way and round trip excursion rates to all points
'in Oklahoma and Indian Territories, Texas and New Mexico.
RATE A ROUT ONE-HALF
Special one-way rate Galesburg to California only daily
Sept. 15 to Nov. r0. Tickets are good in Tourist Sleepers
upon payment of berth rate. Honest descriptive literature
for the homeseeker, FREE.
Topeka Sr Santa Fe
1 Dr. S. H. MILLER., M. D. V.
g Veterinary Surgeon and Dentist.
g Graduate of McKillip's Veterinary College, Chicago, 111.
g Office and Veterinary Hospital g
5 ai5 Third ATnn. Bock If Uad, XiJ. Baldno 181 Fourth Audi l
V Ofloe hours T to 8 m. , 1 to 2 p. m. , 7tot0p.ni. Central Phones: Office 1409 3
S West, Residence 1C61 West. Union Phones: Offloe 6707, KealUence 6397
REGULAR FARE PLUS $J.
II. 1). Mark,
Rock Island. III.
On Thanksgiving Day yon can
toast him in the rosy glow of our
rare old Rurgundy or Claret, or in
the golden sparkle of our line
Champagnes, in Rhine wines that
are as bewitching as the Lorelei's
song, or in the rich amber of our
old pure whiskies. Let us furnish
your Thanksgiving table. Our prices
RETAIL LIQUOR STORE,
llarket Square, cor. Seventeentk
Street and Third Avenn.