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THE LACLEDE BLADE.
J. B. JONES, Publisher.
LACLEDE ............... MISSOURI
GARNERING DELEGATES : FOR TAFT
EVERY STREAM IS A TORRENT
Entire Mississippi Valley" Threatened
By High water and No Relief
'"" in Sight
. St Louis. Rapidly melting bdow
is making a torrent of every river
and stream in the upper half of tha
Mississippi valley, wrecking houses,
inundating lands and endangering
No relief is in sight. The weather
Is growing wanner, which will result
In further melting. All of the larger
rivers are at flood tide, or within a
few inches of it.
Ice floes constantly threaten dams
and bridges. In many places dyna
mite is being used, but the swifly
moving currents, it is feared, will
carry away the huge gorges before
they can be broken up into pieces
email enough to render them harm
less. The river here is close to the dan
ger mark, 30 feet, and is rising rapid
ly. Great fear Is entertained for resi
dents near the conjunction of the
Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Gangs of
men are working night and day re
pairing the damaged levees.
UPHELD MISSOURI OIL OUSTER
END OF SUIT BEGUN FIVE YEARS
Trust Loses Before Supreme Court of
. United State Harvester cases
Depend on Same Law.
MR. TAFT'S campaign for renomlnation Is being conducted by Congress
man vvuiiiua.BLMeKInley of Illinois." with Leroy .;. T. Vernon, a well
known Washington correspond., --hief of publicity.
MISSOURIAN ELECTED SENATOR
New Mexico Chooses T. B. Catron
on -Eighth Ballot Born in
Sfenta Fe, New Mexico. T. B.
Catron, Republican, was elected sen
ator on the eighth ballot.
Thomas B. .Catrcn was born In
Lafayette county, Missouri. He went
to New Mexico in1866, first settling
In Santa Fe. He shortly afterward
went to Dona Ana county where he
was admitted to the bar.
President Grant appointed him
United States attorney for New Mex
ico, and, after holding that office for
six and a half years, he resigned.
Mr. Catron has been in the active
practice of his profession all over
New Mexico. He has served several
terms as member of the legislative
council and served one term as terri
torial delegate to the Fifty-fourth
PEACE HOVERS OVER MINERS
AGREEMENT IS REACHED IN BI
Anthracite Men, to Quit Work Tern
portrily, But Settlement Seems
Likely at an Early Date.
Employers and ' Unions in Chicago
Disagree Over Wage Scale
14,000 Are Idle.
Chicago, Illinois. Fifty thousand
workmen will be idle and building
operations in Chicago probably will
be suspended as the result of a trike
of 14,000 union carpenters iiiRt railed
Members of all allied trade unions
are expected to lay down their tools
In sympathy with the camenters
Difference of opinion between the
employers, and the union over a new
wage scale brought about the strike,
1 -L - . .
x n union aemanded 65 cents an
hour and the employers offered 62
cents. The former wage scale was
Contractors say the strike has come
at a critical time In the building in
ausiry or cnicago. work on many
large structures is being rushed for
completion on May 1.
ARMED LUNATIC IS CAPTURED
Man Who Terrorized Saline County
Turns Out to be Well-to-do
Cleveland, Ohio. Peace by agree
ment was declared in the bituminous
coal fields. Immediately afterward
an order was issued by the anthracite
strike committee that the 173,000 min
ers in those fields suspend work
April 1. President John P. White
wired George Baer at Philadelphia
that he had a proposition to make re
lative to the anthracite situation.
Word was received back from Mr
Baer that he would be glad to grant
the request and another conference is
This makes it very possible that a
strike in the antharacite regions may
be avoided, though the order for a
suspension has been issued.
There will be a short susDension in
the bituminous fields to permit the
operators and miners in the different
state to" settle their internal dif-
m uuiia win ne maae mat will in
crease the cost of mining over the
agreement reached here or keep the
miners from earning as much as they
By the agreement the miners will re
ceive an increase of five cents a ton
for screened coal, 3- cents for mine
run, 5.5 per cent for day laborers and
dead work and five hours work on
Saturday with five .hours pay. All
other demands ars waived Tha add.
tional rates demanded by the Illinois
miners in their convention will be
dropped. The settlement of the Deace
terms is credited to the work of the
Illinois operators and miners.
The operators of the states not reD-
resented will accept the settlement
without question. There will be a
suspension in the bituminous fields
In all states except Missouri, Kan
sas, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma,
where the miners have an agreement
to work, pending negotiations for a
contract. About 350,000 unicn men
SUFFRAGISTS WON THEIR POINT
Oklahoma Women Demand That Reg
istration Books be Opened to
Them and it is Done.
Shawnee, Oklahoma. Sixty suf
fragettes of Shawnee served an ulti
matum upon Mayor Martin that un
less the registration books were
opened to allow them to vote for
members of the school board at tha
city election next Tuesday they would
use their influence in defeating him
for re-election as well as the two
members of the city council, who are
candidates for re-election.
The women held that the election
officers had no right to disfranchise
them at the city primaries held re-
ently. Tbreats of a test case in
court caused the city council by
unanimous vote to grant the request
of the suffragettes.
Washington. D. C. The anti-trust
laws of Missouri were upheld by the
supreme court of the United States.
The court approved of the state's
action In ousting the Standard Oil
company of Indiana and the Republic
Oil company of New York from the
state and fining each $50,00 under
these lawB. ' "
This is the suit begun by Gov. Had
ley when he was attorney general
nearly five years ago, in which the
Standard Oil company of Indiana, the
Republic Oil company, a New York
corporaUoaand the Waters-Pierce
Oil company, Miouri corporation,
were charged with having" combined
to control the prices and to prevent
competition. The supreme court of
Missouri found, them guilty.
The Waters-Pierce comnanv was a
Missouri corporation and the- court
set a day when its charter would be
forfeited if the company did not pay
a $o0,000 fiine. The fine was paid. On
ly the Standard and the Republic.
which were ousted, appealed to the
supreme court. .-
The claim was mada that the cor
porations 'could not be ousted in the
same proceedings. Furthermore it
was urged that ousting corporations
was a greater punishment than was in
flicted on individual violators by the
The International Harvester com
pany recently appealed to the court
from a- Missouri ouster decree, the
appeal being based on the ground that
these laws were unconstitutional.
Justice Lamar, who announced the
unanimous opinion of the court, held
that Tin riffht rif tho rnrnnriHnna hod
been denied under the law in the
SNOW CAUSES CASE OF SUNBURN
Kansas Physician's Face Blistered
From Blinding Glare In Six
BACKACHE A SIGNAL
Pain In the back is
the kidney' signal
of distress.- If tills
timely warning n
ignored, there is
grave danger oi
aropey, gravel, nrio
When you have
reason to suspect
your kidneys, use a
special kidney niedi
cine. Doan') Kidney
Pills relieve weak,
cure backache reg
ulate the urine.
Good proof in the
if-r O. D. Kensler, 05
iV.JLT, HU says: ' I became
jicua ownif- bo bad from kidney
to worr lor weera. i waa mm, u
and nervous; the doctors could not help me
and my friends gave up hope. As a last re
sort, I began taking Dean's Kidney Pills and
soon alter pasaeua gravel etuue. unixi- um,
umaral mnVA BtmM TtniMind And from then
on I improved until cured." '
AT ALL DEALERS 50c. a Box
CLAUDE ALLEN SURRENDERS
Winfield, Kansas. A walk of six
miles through the snow gave Dr. W.
J?- Guy of this city a coat of sunburn.
Dr. Guy was called on a case dix
miles in the country. He drove out,
dui was compelled to abandon his
team on the return trip in the morn
ing on account of the deen drifts
The physician walked the remainder
or tne way home along the railroad
The bright sunshine reflected fmm
the snow caused a blinding glare.
ine pnysician'8 face was burned n
severely that it was blistered and th
skin now has begun to peel as if it
had been subjected to the rays of a
DIMISSED FT. SMITH OFFICERS
Chief of Police and Ten Patrolmen
Out as Result of Lynching
FULTON SALOONS WILL REMAIN
Circuit Court Declares Legal Recent
Biection in Which Wets Were
Salina, Kansas. A demented man'
who has been causing terror in the
soutn part of this county for two
days, was catuivd at noon near
Saiesburg. He is Charles Sandberg,
35 years old, a, well-to-do farmer near
Salesburg. He has consented to go
to a sanitarium at Leavenworth, Kan.
After his capture he made another
break for liberty. Armed with a rifle
and defying his. pursuers, he rode a
horse until it dropped exhausted. He
then ran until exhausted, when he
was again taken.
Worn Out and Hungry, Court Sluye?
is Glad to Give Up Only Three
Trouble for Cotton Men.
Guthrie, Oklahoma. In an opinion
ny justice Tom Doyle of the state
criminal court of appeals, the state's
anti-trust law is held sound and sev-
eral of the wealthier and mmt uu.
ly known cotton men in the South
west must stand trial as a result. A
jnaximum fine of $8,000,000 could be
Imposed upon conviction and peniten
tiary sentences in addition.
"Hillsville, Va.--StarvinE. sleepless
and fatigued, Claude Swanson Allen
came out of the laurel thicket in the
Blue Ridge, pointed two six-shooterS
toward the sky and gave himself up
to the posse which for nearly two
weeks has hunted him.
"I'm glad to get a chance to come
in," he said. "I haven't slept In .
bed since the shooting. I'm hungry."
Claudes capture gives renewed
hope of the remaining fugitives
Sidna Allen, his nephew Frlel and
Wom?n Jury Analnst a Tailor.
San Francisco, California. Twelve
women Jurors in a Justice court hee
decided that unless a tailor made
sun ct periect.'y. the man vhn r.
dered it need not pay the tailor the
full price. As a result F. w. Von
Fchrader, Jr., an attorney, will not
tare to ray a balance of $69 for
RLiCH be was sued by a tailoring firm
Gas Wrecks Iola Home.
Iola, Kansas. An explosion of gas
demolished the home of Mrs. Ida
Ogden here and seriously burned Mrs.
Ogden and little daughter. Gladys. A
rubber hose had become detached
from the feed pipe of a hot plate and
when the accumulated gas reached a
burning gas light in the dining room,
the explosion occurred. Fire followed
the explosion and reduced the wreck
age to ashes. ' -
Fulton, Missouri. Judge David H,
Harris, of the 34th judicial circuit,
disposed of the temporary writ of pro
hibition against the county court is
sued by him some weeks ago by rul
ing that while the focal option law
does not specifically provide for a re-
suDmission of the measure after it
had been once voted upon, the title
or me mil implied such, and that an
election after the expiration of fouf
years would be legal. The ruling in
enect declares legal the recent elec
tion by which saloons were voted into
Fort Smith, Ark. The citv council
discharged eleven police officers as
the result of the lynching of Sanford
Lewis, the negro, on the night of
March 24. Chief of Police Bryant
Barry and Capt. Sam Smart were
found guilty of lack of executive abil
ity, Detectives Pitcock and Jarnigan
and Patrolmen Pennewell, Laster,
Ross, Surrat, Philips, Lacy and
Adams were found guilty of indiffer
ence or lack of knowledge of what
constituted the duty of an officer.
These men were all on duty at the
city jail when the mob broke into the
Jail and got the negro and hanged
Wool Bill Passed In House.
Washington, D. C The Democratic
wool bill passed "the house. 189 to 92
with 20 progressive Republicans vot
ing for it. Representative Rucker of
Colorado, who opposed it in debate
and answered "present" on the roll-
call, and Representative Francis of
Ohio, who voted againSt it, were the
only Democrats who did not line up
with the majority. ?
On the Trail.
"Does your fiance know your age
Lotta?" "Well partly." Fliegende Blaetter.
Coxey Sues Grant Gillette
New York, N. Y. A deal in min
ing stocks by "General" Jacob S.
Coxey, oae time leader of "Coxey's
army," with Grant G. Gillette, the
former Kansas promoter, has resulted
in a suit here in which Gen rnt
seeks to have declared void nntom o.
gregaung i7,ooo and to recover $3-
Peoria Y. M. C. A. Burns. -
Peoria. I1L Peoria's new S100.000
TT. M. C. A. buildiDg was damaeed to
the extent of, $50,000, by fire. The
building was not quite completed. A
campaign for funds for furnishing.
Just ended, netted $23,000. The bulld
og carried insurance of $25,000.
Won Sunday School Contest.
Wichita, Kansas After months
contest. Bluff City, a town nf ann in
Sumner county, has5 outstripped An
thony, a town of 3.000. in S vara tn a
first In Sunday school attendance.
When the enrollment was counted.
Bluff City showed an aggregate attn.
ance of 1,173, while all Anthony eouid
do was 838- . . .. - .
-Women Seek Negro Votes.
Chicago, Illinois. Mrs. Katherlne L.
Wolfe made an appeal to negrols at a
meeting In South State street for their
votes for equal suffrage on primary
day April. 9. Many negroes at the
meeting spoke. Some of them had
been slaves. The present situation
among the women was compared to
Postal Banks Are Popular.
Washington. D. C DeDoslts In
postal savings banks now amount to
nearly $20,000,000 and thev are ex
pected to reach $40,000,000 before the
end. of this year. Those in charge of
the system say that about 8,000 post
offices are now receiving savings.
England Sends Potatoes.
New York, N. Y.-Six thousand tons
fo potatoes the largest shipment ever
received here, arrived from London
on the steamship Minnehaha. '
Many a brave man has lost
nerve in a dentist's chair
SHE QUIT COFFEE
And Much Good Came From It.
WANTED TO DUPLICATE TRAGEDY
Miner Heard of Double Killing and
Went Home to "Do the Same N
Staunton, Illinois. Georee Loveiov
a coal miner, shot his wife three
times and himself twice at their home
here. Each is in a dangerous condi-
tion. Jealousy, It is reported, was the i
cause of the shooting. John Moorn I
another miner, was told that Lovejoy
had shot his wife.
"I believe Til go home and do the
same thing," he said. Someone tele
phoned the police and an officer hur
ried to the Moore home. He broke
Linto the house and took a loaded shot
gun from Moore. Mrs. Moore said
she did not know why her husband
should want to shoot her.
Sold Chanute Tribune Stock. -
Chamrte, Kansas. Arthur R. Elake-
ly, largest stockholder in the Chanute
Daily Tribune, sold his stock in the j
paper to Cavaness brothers, the oth-1
er principal owners. Mr. Blakelr'a
plans are not annoucced at present.
It is hard to believe that coffee will
put a person In such a condition nn it
did a woman of Apple Creek, O. She
tens ner own story:
"I did not believe cofreA
trouble, and frequently said I liked
it so well I would not quit drinking It
even If It took my life, but I was a
miserable sufferer from heart trnnM
and nervous prostration for four years.
i was scarcely able to go around at
alL Had no energy, and did not care
for anything. Was emaciated and had
constant pain around my heart until
I thought I could not endure It I
felt as though I was liable to die any
the least excitement would drive sleep
way, ana any uttle noise would un
set me terribly; ' I was gradually; get
ttnjr worse until finallr one day, it '
came over me, and I asked myself
What is the USe Of beiner nlMr nil (ho.
time and buying medicine so that I
can indulge myself in coffee?
"So I thought I would see If I could
Quit drinkinr cnfrV f) TA orif esMA
Postum to help me quit I made it
I want to tell yon that ch&nrn thm. -
greatest step In my life. - It was easy
to quit coffee because I had the
A-ostum which I like - better than I
Uked the old coffee.- One by one the
via irouDies left, until now I am ia
Bplendid health, nerves steady, heart
HI right, and the pain all gone. Never
have any more nervous' chills, don't
take any medicine, can do all my
housework, and . have done a great
Seal besides. -
-"My: Eister-In-Iaw, who visited marT
this summer had been an Invalid for '
come time, much as I v t ,.
to quit coffee and drink Postum. She '
gained five pounds in thrp mv.
and I never saw such a change In ar
"There's a reason." ' '
Eastman Yes, I'm broke! Bank's
suspended; what can a fellow do?
Alkali Bill Wall, kain't tell what
you'd do here, but out my way we'd
suspend the banker! Savvy?
Means to Enjoy Closing Years.
Having made a million dollars by
tne practice of law since be quit poli
I tics, former Congressman and Gover
nor Frank S. Black. astmA nrtviht
has confirmed the reports that he has-
reurea. "Arter a certain point i
reached it isn't money a man should
work for, but time. You can't defy
human nature." he says.