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moving, and groups of men are
not permitted td copgregatc.
Twolof the three persons killed
in the, riofjlast night were iden
tified as-'C. A. Kellogg-of Dayen
por.t,Ia., and L. H. Orman, a shoe
merchant "of this city. Another
man i$ -said to have been fatally
woundedr but was spirited away
to Molihe by his friends, where
he died later.
A bitter political,fight -that has
been raging for months between
Mayor Schriver, the first mayor
under Ihe commission form of
gdvernment, and the .men oppos
ed! to hjriVw-as responsible for last
night's trouble. Their anger
jirbuseU by, speeches of several
"bpiponents in the public square
3asf night, the crowd surged-to-ttard
the police station, arid de
manded a speech from the mayor,
who.has sought safety in (he sta
tion since last Saturday.
Schriver fa'iler to", answer the
mob's demand. Someone threw
a brick through a window of the
station house. In a moment the
air was filled with an avalanche
of hyinfi ' missiles' The mayor
orderecj thief of Police James
Brinn to clear the street. Schriv
er and Brinn were greeted with a
stbrm of stones, and the "police
line was being swept back. -The
mayor gave the order to fire.
Those in the front rank of the
mob tried to escape from the
menacing revolvers o the police,
but were piished fonyard' by the
crowd in the rear. The police
fired avolIey. Orman and Kel
logg were shot dead. Orman was
not a member of the mob, but
was watching the excitement -Raymond
Swingle was mortally
wounded and'is dying.
' Cowed by the police, the'mob
dispersed, only to collect an hour
later." "Leaders cried" fdr revenge,
and called upon their followers
to arm themselves. An attack
was niaue uii'a utiuwuc siuic rv
a short 'distance from the police -"
station. Windpws were smashed,
the leaders trying to secure revol-
vers and rifles. s I
Peter Hayman, the watchman
with drawn' revolver held the
vandals at bay until the police
arrived. A cordon of men, was
placed on guard' around the store,,
and again the mob was dispersed.
Smaller groups formed and com
mitted many mirior outrages.
One section of the moh Avreck
ed the office of the Weekly News'
when they were refused copies of
the paper containing a bitter'per
Sonal attack on Mayor Scriver.
Sheriff Bruner was then appealed
to, and he and his ten deputies '
joined the police. When the sit
uation got beyond control of the
local authorities at midnight, ,
Bruner telephoned Govj Deneen,
and -the local company of the na
tiopal, guard was ordered out,
'with the' state troops from Mo-
lfne, Gengseo and Sterling.
The first troops started patrol
ingfthe streets af 2 o'clock this
piorping, and all saloons were or- "
dered closed until further notice.
Believing that the local guards
tnen apd those from Moline and
Davenport would hesitate to use ,
stern -measures with their own
friends'andTieighbors, it was de-