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THJG AUGTJS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1903.
RUIN TO ENGINES
Rock Island May Have to Aban
don Moguls on Account of
IT HAKES THE BOILERS LEAK
Peculiar Properties 'in tbe Aqua on
tbe Kansas Division.
Peculiar properties in the water
along the line in Kansas are plaving
much havoc with the Kock It-land rail
way's locomotives that the road may
have to abandon the big mogul en
gines anil return to the smaller pat
tern. Fifty-three of the smaller en
gines were sufficient to haul its trains
over the :i0 miles of track in Kansas,
but 17 of the big steamers are not
equal to thetask now.
The road is bunding" purifying: plants
at each of the stations Viet ween
Horton and Caldwell, but it cannot be
foretold whether they will meet the
emergency. One at Harrington was
completed last week and put in opera
tion Monday. It is the first of the line
of purifying plants, but the others are
being' rushed, so tliay may have a
chance to save the immensely valuable
tieneral Superintendent Cruder .ex
plains the dilemma along these lines:
The water naturally has a strong ten
dency to make the engines leak. This
was true even when the smaller pat
terns were used. It is not a develop
ment since the flood, as some have sup
posed. Hut the small engines requir
ed only about pounds of steam
pressure to keep them going, while the
big1 'engines that have replaced them
take much mi re. The smaller en
gines could leak and still keep up
their head of steam, hut the big ones
Hal r Out of I'se
Just how serious the condition has
become may be judged from the fact
that almost half of the company's
engines for the Kansas division are
out of commission most of the time.
Three of the mopils were repaired
throughout last week, but before they
had proceeded ten miles one of the
trio "blew up," as the railroad men
pqt it when the boilers begin to leak.
TSefore the journey was completed,
the other two were readv to return to
As You Like It
That is about the way The Mutual Life
Insurance Company of New York issues
policies in these day.-? of varied require
ments in business and family life.
The postscript to a letter w rittett by-Mrr-Kbe
Walter, of Clarkesville, Del., enforces
" Th nullum of the dividend trldliln "f S7. m-Vin(f nif
rollcy I1JS57. or a tul cash value of t87 19 are fully appre
ciated. tut :he settlement which i have chosen seenis to be the
tet kuited to uiy present cir-umtances.'
What Mr. Walter did take vras a divi
dend check for $196.98 on the paid-up
policy of a jf 1,000, which cost him all told
The feature which I particularly like a5out my policy la
that the longer I live the more 1 Ret and that during the hal
ea.e ff my life t.iee is thlni more for tne to pay.
From Wilmington Del.) JVe-afJ. Nov. :7, 1901.)
In writing for terms for a policy of this
kind, state what you would like to receive
in cash at the end of limited paymtnt
et iod, amount you would like your be,ne
iciary to receive in event of your death,
and give your age.
The Mutual Lifk Insurance
Company o? New York
Richard A. McCdy. President,
P. A. Spencer, Peoria, 111., Manager.
Dr. Paul Kersch and II. L. Wheelan,
local agents for Kock Island.
the fhrp. Yet thev were onlv harrling'
their own weight.
The other night it required three en
gines to pull an ordinary sized train
from Leavenwi rth, and the cars were
detained there several hiurs before
even the "triple-header" could move
them. The experience is almost a
nightly occurrence, and the problem
is causing- the officials of the road to
lose slepp of nights. Purifying tanks
cost thousands of dollars, but they are
cheap when compared with the en
pines, and if tlfosc being- built are suc
cessful, they will be put on the Colo
rado line, too.
Changes in .Burlint ton Belief.
Changes in the relief department of
the Rurlingtrn have been approved
by the directory and necessitate an
increased annual expenditure in 'ben
efits amounting- to between $40,000
and $.".0,000 and affecting- 2:$,000 em
ployes over the entire system.
Under the new rules all death ben
efits have been increased -0 per cent
without added expense to the policy
holders, and the amount of insurance
that may be carried has been increas
ed 80 per, cent. The former limit in
-amount of insurance was $.".000 for
those of the fifth or highest class,
whereas the limit for that class will
hereafter be S'.UKH). $1,000 of which
can be assumed without increased ex
pense. Another important change is the ex
tension of the period over which the
payment of siek benefits obtains. For
merly one year at full r.ates. varying
from :"0 cents to $2.."0 per day, was
all the members were entitled to. Un
der the new rules an employe is en
titled to an additional year's sick ben
efits at one-half the rate received for
the first year.
Previously a member was not per
mitted to increase his insurance after
he. had reached the age of 4- years.
This rule has been changed to permit
his taking- additional insurance, pro
vided his pay has been increased since
he reached that age. This change "will
affect most largely men receiving
medium pay and will enable members
of all branches of labor wherein
wages have been recently raised to
increase their insurance.
A Xtw Feature.
An entirely new feature has been
added to the department, which ena
bles the members to take out extra
accident death benefit policies, irre
spective of the age of the members,
and at the rate of 15 cents per month
for every $."iOO. the limit being- $3,000.
The effect of this will be to enable a
very large proportion of the member
ship to increase their total insurance
For example, engineers, a'l of whom
cam sufficient to entitle them to tlv
maximum benefits enjoyed by thefifth
class, formerly could carry but $.1,000
insurance, conditioned on death from
any cause. The new rules enable
them to increase that to $;.U0(I with
out additional expense, and then to
Take cut extra accident death benefit
policies to the extent of $:;.000. and at
an additional cost of only $1.2.1 per
month. Thus the limit of insurance
now possible on the llurlington is $'.).
(;0, costing- only $'..". monthly and
corresponding- increases are possible
in all five classes.
Equipment of the Finest.
The equipment of the (Jolden State
Limited trains on the Kock Island,
which was restored Sunday, is as
fresh bright and inviting as it w as a
year ago when the trains were first
put in commission, showing that the
compapy had either taken ext raordin
ary care of it or renewed portions of
it. The trains, which are the most ex
quisitely appointed cfany road in the
country, are enjoying a large business
f rom t he start.
Nellie Live on a simple diet; don't
fret and worry. Your rosy cheeks
and clear, pretty skin will return soon
ps you commence taking Rocky Moun
tain Tea. T. II. Thomas pharmacy.
. There's . .
That's for Beer Quality
Always the Same Good Old Blatz.
G. Eo 'Smith-,
Opp. Harper House. Cor. 19th St. and 2nd Ave.
lll the Latest Chrtsmas
Specialties in Vhotos at 'Re
duced Trices Until Jan 1,
See ovir Fine Line of Mountings for Both
PLATINUM and PL ATI NO
Work. Give is ample Time to Get Your
Orders Ready for Christmas.
$ Diamonds Going Down Instead of Up. Z
X $.1,000 stock of diamonds, watches, jewelry, clothing-, bicycles and other
merchandise being- sold at tfreat bargains at Sjegel's Loan Office
320 Twentieth St., Hock Islam! ; phone 663. 1 , z
MINISTERS FIGHT SUNDAY .
POOL ROOMS IN M0I1NE
Rev. Y. Y. Willard. representing
the Moline Ministerial association, was
before the meeting- of the Moline city
council last evening -to protest against
the granting- of the petition allowing
the opening- on Sunday cf pool and
billiard rooms and bowling alleys.
Simply because Kock Island and
Davenport ' countenanced these viola
tions, tiaid. the minister, Moline in a
spirit of commercialism should not allow-
herself to drift into the same
pathway, which can lead into but one
road, and that one pointed toward
The petition for the opening of the
halls and alleys was sig-ned by 80 per
son?, many of them merchants and
manufacturers. It was referred to
the ordinance committee to report at
the next meeting".
IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Christmas thought predominates
these days in the exercises in the pub
lic schools of Kock Island, particular
ly in the rooms of the younger chil
dren. The schools will be dismissed
at noon Thursday for the 10 days'
Christmas vacation. The last hour of
the morning- session of that day will
be devoted to Christinas exercises in
all building's, where programs of mu
sic and recitations will be carried out.
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Cadets' Camp at World's Fair
(P.y Rdertus Lc.ve.)
St. Louis, Dec. 22. Thousands of
boys and youths all over the L'niter!
States and Canada are beginning- to
whoop and hurrah for the world's
fair because of a uniipie plan that is
being worked out to enable them to
spend a week or 10 days Jit the exposi
tion and "show off' to the assembled
world. The boys who are doing the
whooping- belong to the cadet corps
in the various state universities and
other institutions where such corps
are maintained, and to the classes in
military schools. Arrangements are
being" made whereby the cadet bodies
of such schools may enjoy an en
campment on the grounds of the
world's fair during- the summer vaca
tion, executing daily drills for the
delectation of the multitudes of mere
civilians who wear only the ordinary
garb of citizens.
The boys in spick and s-pan uniforms
gray, blue or other hue are to be
prhileged to inarch and countermarch
up and down the thronging- thorough
fares of the exposition and go through
their interesting- drill maneuvers on
the plaza St. Louis in the midst of the
magnilicent main picture of the fair. i
They will be a part of the fair them
selves an exhibit, iu ;i sense and
will add to the liTe and motion of the
mighty aggregation. Every adult man.1
with bronzing heard, must "feel the
thrill of patriotic ardor in looking
upon a well-drilled company of sol
diery, if he be at all patriotic; but the
thrill in the hearts of the young Amer
icans who carry guns and wear snug
fitting uniforms is far more intense,
and it is iu anticipation of this thrill
that the boys have become enthusias
tic over the exposition's plan to give
them a chance to see and be seen un
der such prowl conditions. It is no
wonder that young America tosses his
cap skyward and yells iu glee when he
contemplates the visit to the world's
The boys may be interested in know
ing that the man who is arranging for
these encampments has the distinc
tion of having served longer as a vol
unteer soldier of the civil war than
any other man in the service. He is
Col. K. C. Culp, secretary of ceremo
nies for' the world's fair. Col. Culp
enlisted -Vpril 17. 1X01, in the 2.'th
Ohio regiment, and served continuous
ly for five years and three months as
a volunteer, lie is enthusiastic for
the success of the cadet encampment
plan, which is something entirely new
in exposition enterprises, and he in
vites correspondence from all mili
tary schools and other institutions
that- maintain cadet bodies, and also
from semi-civic organizations which
include uniformed corps.
Plans have been drawn for the con
struction of a large barracks build
ing" inside the world's fair fence, on
the ground cast of the Olympic field
and arena, and immediately south of
the space "allotted to the use of the
aeronauts. The building- will be two
stories high, perfectly ventilated, and
provided with baths. Near by is a
large parade ground. In the vicinity
is a big military restaurant, where the
cadets may obtain excellent meals at
a cost'of 25 cents, eating- in long mess
halls, true soldier style.
Transportation to St. Louis will be
arranged with the railroads through
the officials of the schools. Only one
admissiun fee to the fair from eatdi
cadet will be required. After that the
boys will be admitted on passes coun
tersigned by the commandant of their
corps. Each company will remain for
a week or 10 days, which will give all
the boys an opportunity to see antl
study the fair. The exposition man
agement has in view, in arranging for
these encampments, the educational
advantages which will be derived -by
those attending. Every school boy
and college t-twient who spends a few
days in this manner will find glorious
opportunities for learning things as
well as seeing sights.
It- is expected that during" the sea
son the cadet corps of the L'nited
States military academy at West
Point the future generals of our
armies will btf encamped here. The
naval cadets from Annapolis also are
to enjoy the prixileges, provided the
government decides to send them,
which is deemed quite probable.
In addition to the cadets from the
various schools, uniformed bodies of
men from a number of fraternal or
ders will occupy the barracks. Al
ready asMgnmeiits have been made by
Col. Culp for several such bodies, the
Knights t f the .Maccabees, uniformed
rank, under Maj. (!en, (ieorge II.
Seott. will speuu the week from -Vug.
L.'2 to Aug. 27. inclusive, on.-,, the
grounds. This detachment will in
clude a large body of men. From
Sept. 4 to 10 the Modern Woodmen of
America, under Maj. (ien. .lohn II.
Mitchell, of Ionia. Mich., will be pres
ent. The Ohio brigade, uniform rank.
Knights of Pythias. (Jen. Thomas W.
Minshull. of Cleveland, with 2. ."00 men
and officer!, will spend the week of
.June lit lo 2l in c.-tmp.
The plan includes also the encamp
ment of adult military bodies, such as
National lluai-Js, but the greatest in
terest eenters in the e.-xlet eorps.
Among the assignments for cadets al
ready made is the last week of Ma .
for the Western M-'"'lary aeademv, of
I'pper All. a. III.. Col. AI M. . lacks. m.
12S eadcts. This academy is near St.
Louis. I'll !ii !':ir lv New Mexico will
come i:;i ea.Iels. in three companies,
from the Xen Mexico Military Insti
tute, at Utsweil. for the first two
weeks uf .5 nne. Tin-re will lie a band
with this omps. Prof. Sidney P.
Smvihe. i f Si. .lohn's Miitar ac--'d-
t my, D.il.itield. Wis., will bring; liis j
corps for 1 h t week beginning .i ti no
From the H'tli lo the 1Mb of the
same iu nth boys fro-in St. John's
Military school at Salina. Kans.. the
home of Co!. Culp. will he in camp.
Kev. U. II. Mie is a I the head of this
ins t i t n i i n. Si. .h-lin's seems to be a
fav lite name for military colleges. :
there being still another of that name
at Aniiapeli. M!.. to which is assign
ed llie days from .lime 2 to 12. Maj.
William A. Thiinpson, of the l'nited
States army, will be in command of
the 1 10 cadet.-.
Four hundred cadets will come from
the Mississippi Agricultural and Me
chanical college to begin their en
campiiiciii .lime :;. Prof. .1. C. Hardy,
president of the college, will be in
eh a rge.
From the Culver" Military academy,
at Culver. Ind.. Col. A. m! Fleet will
bring a line body of eadcts. with their
excellent band, to encamp from May
2:5 to dune ,;. Kansas Wcsleynn col
lege, at Salina. Kans., will send its
corps dune f, under command of Maj.
E. .1. Lain!. The Southern Normal
university, of Huntington, Term., Maj.
Frank W. Hess, is assigned for the 10
days following June 27. The corps
from the slate college of Kentucky,
at Lexington, will come a lmmtli oar
lier. 240 strong", in command of ('apt.
(Jeorge L. P.yroade, of the l'nited
The largest cadei Imdy thus far as
signed a date is that of the Virginia
Voly technic institute, at l.laeksburg.
Va. There are C00 youths in this or
ganization. Col. J. S. A.-Johnson is in
command. The boys will be in cump
from .1 une 1 to 12.
One of the most picturesque mili
tary organizations to occupy the
world's fair barracks is. that of the
JMst Argyle and Sutherland Highland
ers, frt m Ontario. I). II. McEdwards
commanding. A ban-! of 0 musicians
and T grnuine bagpipers will accom
pany the troops. The date to be as
signed these -men 'will be in the good
warm summer time, rather than lat
in the fall, so that the bare shins of
the Highlanders, who wear the kilties
instead of trousers, may not suffer
I Other military organizations that
have applied for dates and accommo
tlatit us are the Allegheny Rifles, from
J Allegheny, Pa.. Col. A. H. McCIellan,
July "0 to Aug. f; Company P.. 7th
regiment. .National (Jnard cf Calif or-
j nia. ('apt. Wifmef T. Midgley. iVO men
and ofVieers. in cam) two weeks from
Sept. I, and CoinpanvA, Reading" Ar
tillerists. Spanish-American War Vet
erans, from Reading-, Pa., in camp
Aug". 1 to 10, with 75 men.
It is expected that many other mil-!
itary and cadet corps will tak: ad
vantagt of the privilege ottered. Some
of these organizations are entitled to
the descriptive term "crack." having
won high honors iu competitive drills.
With many companies there will be
bands of musicians.
CREDITORS ARE UNABLE
TO AGREE ON A TRUSTIE
The creditors of J. W. Warr. of Mo
bile, held a meeting this morning- at
the ollice in this city of Adair Pleas
ants, referee in bankruptcy, for the
puipo.-e of selecting a trustee. As 1).
A. Schuler and J. I). Metzgar were
nominated f v the petition, and neith
er secured a majority of the votes f
the s t cliholders. the appoint incut
was not made. The trustee will be
named later bv Mr. Pleasants.
r.tc-iit to Wert.
Martin Jackst n . Mo-line
Miss Sadie Faalks Moline
P.ei t .1. Di'i iiiiMii Cordova
Mis. Edna L. Handel Cordova
William Fairchild Kock Island
Miss Laura Page Reel; Islam!
IVinarl I). Connelly Kock Island
Miss Elizabeth Chambcrlin
(Jeorge E. A-Ih!i.wii Port liyron
Mi.-s I.nla A. Adams Rapids City
AH the news all the time The
nothing. P.ut thpre is a great deal in the name we hive
our grocery which we have opened to the people
of ROCK ISLAND. MOLINE, AM) H I.MTV. To be ECONO.MI
CALdoesn't mean to buy a cheap c!as. of groceries at low prices. You
are not saving anything by doing that, but YOU DO SAVE MONEY
by buying here as a few of our prices below will convince you. We
have a new store and new stock. Nothing old. Everything of the best
quality an 1 our prices will soon make our store the most popular
'lading center in the vicinity. A SAYIXO MADE ON EVERY PL'R
"IJASE. A!! we ask of you is to give us a trial. The lowness of our
prices and the high .quality of our goods will bring you back.
We In vc a choice lot of fancy
Come in early Jiml make
our selection while wc have
a complete line.
1C20 Second Avenue.
Can't You See a Saving in These Prices?
Sugar, L' lbs
D Ears Santa Clans
Ec'g-O-See and Vigor.
New York gallon
American Ueantv Flour, best
Other brands as low in propor-
Arhuekle's. NNNX .v Lionfl
Coffee, per pkg XVfC
Fancy N. Y. Annies, (ireenin
Kaldwins and -Non herr"
spies. per peck
J-'anc.v Dairy I.Iv.ttcr.
Strictly iresh e;."s
per ga 1 1 ;:i . .
'Remember the TIacc, JVcar TostqJ-ficc
N 1515 Second Ave.
oliday Rates on
This vear the l.u rl ingl on will follow its u. mil custom
of giving iis friends and patrons a "Merry Ch risl mas an. I
llappv New Year" by mak'ng very low rates for holiday
Tickets nil! !) sold from Rock Island Dec. :.'!.. a ud
::l. I'.tn::, and .Ian." 1. I'.'ill. to any station' on the I'.'.irlingto'i
Route within () miles. Tickets are good returning until
.Ian. 4. 1.:1.
The agent will be glad to tell you the rust of tickets
and trive vou any other information desired.
M. J. YOUNG.
At. C, B. & Q. Ey
Phono 11S0. KOCK ISLAND, ILL.
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Headache and don't wear glasses, t here is -no question but what it is
caused by Nerve-Strain, and to remove the strain will as certainly cure
it if .vou have the right correction.
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