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THEMTGUS, SATURDAY, MAY 26, 1900.
A T&ailt&ciy Terminal
Plans for the new Pennsylvania rail- This "may "Le "ternier the' vestibule to
road station In New York city have the tracks, as two sets of stairs de-
been perfected, and a description of ; scend from It to each of the train plat-
'the great building and lt3 surround
ings has been Issued by the company.
Although the station structure when
contrasted with its skyscraper neigh
bors will appear low, its scope and
architecture will make it impressive a
.wide departure from the conventional
railway station, says the New York
The exterior construction is to be of
pink Mllford granite, similar to the
building stone of the Boston Tubllc li
brary, the University club in New
York, the courthouse in Pittsburg and
the Chamber of Commerce In Cincin
nati. The main entrance, according to the
plans, will be in the center of the struc
ture in Seventh avenue, opposite the
Intercepted end of Thirty-second street.
This will be for foot passengers only,
and from the street entrance to the
stairway to the main waiting room
there will extend an arcade 225 feet
long and 45 feet wide, flanked by
shops, which will be occupied by mer
chants whose wares will appeal espe
cially to the requirements of travelers.
On either 6lde of the Seventh avenue
entrance there .will also be a series of
stores. At the further end of the ar
cade the restaurant, lunchrooms and
the cafe will be established, with prop
er kitchens and service connections.
Beyond will be the general waiting
room and the concourse, all easy of ac
cess by convenient stairways. Apart
from the main entrance there are other
convenient entrances for foot passen
gers from the street level to the gen
eral waiting room and concourse from
both the streets and the avenues. At
n central point In both streets wide
bridges leading into the street floor of
the station span the carriage subway.
The general waiting room, the largest
of Its kind In the world 320 feet long,
110 feet wide and 150 feet high Is the
central section of the plan. Adjoining
the general waiting room on the west
are two subsidiary waiting rooms, 58
by 100 feet, respectively for men and
women, provided with seats and open
ing Into retiring rooms, with lavatories
To the east of the general waiting
room the main baggage room, with 450
feet of frontage for the use of the trans
fer wagons, is located, covering the full
area occupied by the arcade and res
taurants on the plane above. The bag
gage Is delivered . and taken away
through a special subway thirty feet
wide, extending under and along the
entire length of Thirty-first street and
Seventh and Eighth avenues. " From
the baggage room trunks are delivered
to the tracks below by motor trucks
and elevators. The cab stands will
also occupy this level. There will be
maintained an ample service of electric
vehicles of varying capacities to meet
the requirements of travelers.
Parallel to and connecting with the
main waiting room by a wide thorough
fare and west of the subsidiary wait
ing rooms 13 the concourse, a covered
assembling place over 100 feet wide,
extending the entire wklth of the sta
tion cud under. th? adjoining streets'.
forms on the track level. The con
course and adjacent areas are open to
the tracks, forming a courtyard 340
feet wide by 210 feet broad, roofed by
a lofty train shed of Iron and glass,
similar In design to the famous train
sheds of the new stations- in Frank
fort and Dresden, Germany. In addi
tion to the entrances to the concourse
from the waiting room, there are also
direct approaches from Thirty-first and
Thirty -third streets and Eighth avenue.
The third level, which is at a depth
below the surface of the street cor
resioudins to the height of a four story
building, is the track level. When the
two tracks emerge from the tubes un
der the Hudson and reach the entrance
to the station yards at Tenth avenue
they begin to multiply, and at Ninth
avenue and extending into the station
the total number has grown to twenty
one. There is also a reduction in the
number of tracks leading out of the
station to the east to a total of four
for the main line, two passing under
Thirty-second and two under Thirty
third street, and thence under the East
river to the Long Island City yards.
The track surface of the station may
lie compared to two unfolded fans join
ed together at the open ends, the han
dle of one extending under the Hudson
and that of the other under the East
river. Within the station area, cover
ing twenty-five acres of ground space,
there are sixteen miles of tracks. This
trackage area will afford ample facili
ties for easy movement of many hun
dred trains a day by electric power.
Through trains from the western side
of the Hudson after discharging pas
sengers will proceed at once to Long
Island City, where the train yards and
terminals will be located, thus leaving
the station tracks clear of any idle
equipment, and likewise the westbound
through trains made up at the Long
Island City terminal will pass through
the station, stopping only to take up
their quota of passengers.
CANNON IN $60.
Son-in-law Wore Speaker's Troasrn
and Left Money In Pocket.
Speaker Cannon is $G0 richer by rea
son of the forgetfuluess of his son-in-law,
E. X. Le Seure, who, as the joke
is on him, hasn't the courage to ask
Uncle Joe for a return of the money,
says a Washington dispatch to the New
York Sun. Mr. Le Seure, like his dis
tinguished father-in-law, is a banker
in Danville und makes his home ut the
Cannon residence. One day while the
speaker was away, either by accident
or design, he wore to his office a pair
of Uncle Joe's trousers. That night at
his club a friend paid him $C0 In three
twenty dollar notes, which he careless
ly placed in one of the hip pockets of
his father-in-law's belonging and then
forgofcall about the money. Upon Uncle
Joe's return a few days later he don
ned the garment which Mr. Le Seure
had been wearlug and, reaching around
Into the pistol pocket, discovered the
three twenty dollur bills. He at once
suspected what had happened and at
the ..breakfast table accused Lis sou.-in-
law of wearini: his trousers during ,M9
"Why, youar3 very much, mistaken,
air. Cannon,'exV:lalmed QMr. Le Seure.
"I don't haveVloWear ypur clothes; I
have several sutttsXof niylown."
"Quite true," jreturnedl the speaker,
"but I knbw you havel been saving
yours andfwearllng mlnelwfcile I have
been awayt Youioughttoat least ask
"You are certainly veryjmnch mis
taken, andfl don't seewhyyou should
accuse meiof such a thing," said the
son-in-law, beginning to be sensitive
over' the. matter.
"Oh, lfsall right, Ernest," I replied
the speakers "I stmply foundi $G0 In
the hip pockkt of these trousdrs, and
I know I dldltt't put it there. But as
you say you haven It worn them I sup
pose of course youidldn't" put', it there,
so I'lrjust keep itfanyway." And he
Mr. Le Seure wasIn Washingtonre
cently and reluctanttly admitted the
truth of the story, which Uncle Joe had
been telling with great glee.
"If I ever wear the speaker's trou
sers again I'll be mighty careful to re
move all the loose change," he tolS his
CHURCH PLOWING BEE.
Crop rianted by Moran (Can.) Con
RrpRation I'or Railing Money.
A novel means of raising money, for
church purposes recently began at Mo
ran, Kan., says th"e Kansas Cihy
Times. Some time ago J. C. Strong,
one of the country members of the
Fresbyterlan church, who owns a large
farm a mile north of town, suggested
to the officers of the church that they
rent land from him consisting of thir
ty acres and plant it to a crop, the pro
ceeds to go to the church.
The officers and pastor approved the
plan, and It was then submitted 'to the
membership, which also approved It.
The country members volunteered to
furnish the labor and teams to plant
the crop. One hundred persons, near
ly all of whom were members of the
church, met at the field and plowed
and planted It to Kaffir corn. Twenty
plows were at work in the field. Plows,
harrows and planters were at work at
the same time.
The women of the church prepared
the dinner, and two tents were pitched
in the field, one of which was used as
a cook tent and the other as a dininj
After dinner some of the women sat
on the riding plows that were leln;
useu, and some wno could not get a
riding plow took a walking plow and
plowed a few rounds in the field. When
the crop Is ready for cultivation a simi
lar day will be observed. Many people
from town went out to see the work be
For common be
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costs you nothing, yet it
half the cost of our brewing.
costs us more than
means a clean beer, filtered
until it cannot cause biliousnes
1 hat is what
it means an
Ask for Hie Brciverv BoWu??.
Common beer is sometimes substituted for Schttis.
To avoid being imposed upon, sec that the cork or eron-n is branded
It is Dangerous to Neglect a Cold.
How often do we hear it remarked:
"It's only a cold," and a few days later
learn that the man is on his back with
pneumonia. This is of such common
occurrence that cold, however slight,
should not be disregarded. Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy counteracts any
tendency of a cold to result in pneu
monia, and has gained its great popu
larity and extensive sale by its prompt
cures of this most common ailment. It
always cures and is pleasant to take.
For sale by all leading druggists.
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Carse & Ohlwcikr Co.
5-431 11th St., Rock Island
Clint G. Ford, who has been identified with the
very foremost dramatic attractions, including Gil
let's "Secret Service company," "David llarum,"
"The Clansman," etc., has this to say of Newbro's
"For years I was annoyed with dan
druff and itching of the sealp. all due
t ray - years of theatrical life with
iis iiicumlient make-up and wis wear
ing. At times the itching of the sculp
was intense. All remedies failed mo
until I tried Herpicide. nnd I soon found
that it was giving wonderful results.
The itching and also the dandruff en
tirely ceased and my hair rcsumnd ltn
natural life and vigor.
"There is no question in my mind
about the reality of the Herpicide perm,
and I unhesitatingly recommend Herpi
cide to in v friends in the profession.
(Signed) "CLINT G. FOIID."
Use and Recommend
Extravagant claims for toilet remedies do not influence theatrical oeople, because long experience enables
them to discriminate intelligently. They demand merit and will rarely use a preparation that is not actually
worth as much more than it costs in dollars and cents.
Herpicide kills the dandruff germ and by actual test does more good than all other hair remedies com
bined. This accounts for its popularity in theatrical circles.
"QUEEN ROSELLE" WRITES OF
"I take pleasure In announcing the
very satisfactory results I have had
-from the use of Newbro's Herpicide.
My hair was falling out so rapidly that
I was afraid I would lose it all. A
friend advised Herpicide. and after us
ing'it faithfully my hair stopped falling
out and dandruff disappeared and my
hair Is now very soft and glossy.
"I would like to see every lady of
the profession try Herpicide. for I am
confident that they would be delighted
ttHgned) "QUEEN KOSELL.E."
At drug stores. Send 10 cents in stamps to the
Herpicide company, Dept. L., Detroit, Mich., for a
SEE WINDOW DISPLAY AT
T. H. THOMAS'.
In a letter to his sister, Katherine
Russell of San Jose, Stephen ltussell, a
captain hi the San Francisco Are do-
partment, deals with .a particular fea
tnre of the recent disaster which has
hitherto escaped attention, says the
San Jose Mercury. Mr. Russell savs
we win never oe able to give any
kind of a description approaching "ac
curacy of the terrible scenes during tho
earthquake and for the three days-fol
losing. As soon ns possiblp after tlie
snake 1 asceijained ttiat all my family
was uninjured. Then commenced our
fight .'With the fire, which lasted amid
harrowing and nerve-racking scenes for
fifty-two hours without Intermission.
It took two firemen to hold the hose
while two more sheltered them with a
wet blanket. And many, many times
we would lie down In the gutter and
roll in the water, but it would not be
two minutes till we were perfectly dry
again. Our coats fell foam Qur'back3.
Rubber coats lasted no length of time
at nil. . Our caps were burned or baked
on our heads. Our feet were blistered
by the heat on the rubher boots. Yet
every man fought on for fifty-two
hours, when ordinarily a two hours
fight will exhaust a man. The doctors
and nurses went up and down tlje line
ana injected strychnine Into us, so we
could go on. And one volunteer citi
zen, who had good Judgment, went up
and down the "line with a sack and
dipped it in the gutter, then applied It
10 me uacK or our necKS. Many times
were we trapped by the fire and could
not get-the horses to. our engines, but
always the citizens volunteered and
pulled them out for us4 The horses
were exhausted also and could not null
the engines at times. One place In
particular, up a steep hllL we put a
rope on the engine and about 500 peo
ple got holji and dragged horses, engine
and all np the hill. We had over half
of our hose burned. And many of 'the
men wene delirious at times. Wo had
no conception of time, and when I
came to make out my report I called
my men m to help, an.d while one
would be positive that a certain thing
Jook place at 8 o'clock in the morning
anpth.er would swear It was at 11
o'clock at night It was as bright as
day at all times. You can imagine how
we fqnght, for we all loved San Fran
cisco,' and to see her go np In smoke
nearly broke our hearts.
Balloon Inar""a'i Aftl" to Weak Eyea.
Dr: Robert Daulnoy, a French ocu
list, says, he has discovered that bal
looning at night Is good for weak eyes.
A' special cable dispatch from Paris to
the New York Herald states that be
made ascensions both day and night,
during which he. made a series of ex
periments which, he asserts, entirely
prove 'his theory.
It is safe to say that the girls of 190G
are sweeter and more beautiful than
the girls of war times. The up-to-date
girls all take Hollister's Rocky Moun
tain Tea; 33 cents, tea or tabhrts. T. II.
Jj$l Cocoa beans grow in jjj !
fz pods on the trunk I !
and limbs of a deli- I !;!,'
I hV cate tropical tree.;
itThey contain six v
K Is relxJ mes "or food val- i j
felp ua than beef. ti :
jf We use the highest ; ;
r cost beans that are ;
HI grown and there is
l nothing in our cocoa j
I M sf. but cocoa. f
RV That is why it is -
IrlSr the most delicious of
Fjyf'TSv cocoas. ; w
Stable Fire Insur
HAVING had many inquiries the past few days as to the stability of
the fire insurance companies represented by me in Rock Island,
I take this means of reassuring niy patrons that their policies are
positively "good." Below I quote the financial standing of ull the
companies in my office, who were losers in the San Franclnco confla
gration, and you will notice that every American company has a groat
er surplus than is required lo pay their respective losses, and I have
private advises that all the foreign companies will fend funds for their
entire losses direct from their home offices, thereby leaving Intact the
capital, assets and surplus in the United Slates.
That was the method pursued in all past great conflagrations by
these wealthy companies.
Rut were any one or more of the companies In my office forced to
surrender, I will consider It mV duty to at once write my clients
policy in another company for the unexpired term at my expense. It
would be well that the Insuring public investigate the standing of the
companies who are carrying their risks and if they are weak, place
their insurance with an agent who only represents the best companies
in the business, as the best costs no more than the inferior and you
then have positive protection.
COMPANIES, RESOURCES, AND ESTIMATED LOSSES.
Companies. Capital. Assets. Surplus.
Fire. Ass'n. of Phila $ oOO.OOi) $ 7,003,262 $1,513,190
Franklin of Philadelphia 4o0,00p 3,065,251 29C.C72
German - American of
New York 1,500,000 14,052,521 6,412,075
Hanover Ins. Co. of
New 'York 1,000,000 4,350,C04 925.51C
Hartford Ins. of Conn... 1.250,000 18,001,027 5,121,020
Ins. Co. of North America 3.000,000 12,954,900 3,430,237
Niagara of New York... 500,000 4,732,286 1,810,453
Pennsylvania of Phila... 400,000 7,021.000 3,001,552
Phenix In. Co. Brooklyn l.OdO.OOO 8.859,129 2.23G.779
Phpeni jmo. Hartford 2,000,000 8,140,630 2,380,939
United Firemen's of
Companies. Assets. Surplus.
Aachen and Munich of Germany $1,497,657 $ 628.455
Commercial Union of England 5.067,450 1,570.004
London Assurance of England 2.326.814 857,638
North British of England . 6,517,443 2,039,531
Under the law of New York and similar laws in other states, all
foreign companies are prohibited from publishing in the United States
in any form whatever their assets other than those held In the United
States, but I can safely say that the foreign companies that I repre
sent have assets which exceed by far $100,000,0(X, almobt enough, to
pay the entire San Francisco losses.
W. C. MAUCKER.
Office 120 West Seventeenth Street, Rock Island, III.
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