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VOIi. Jul. NO. 233.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., SATURDAY, JULY 10, 1902.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Strike Fund Recommen
dations Adopted by
DEBATE ON QUESTION
Assurances From the
Colliery Chief as to
Indianapolis, July 19. The miners
adopted the Mitchell recommenda
tions with a few modifications.
Indianapolis, July l'J. At the con
clusion of the secret session of yes
terday afternoon the recommenda
tions of Mitchell for the management
of the anthracite strike were referred to a
special committee which is to report
back to the convention tomorrow morn
ing. This committee consists' of Presi
dent Mitchell, Vice President Lewis,
Secretary Vilon and the President of
each district represented in the conven
tion. There is little doubt that the
committee will urge the adoption of the
recommendations and fixing the rate of
assessment at 10 pec cent or Higher.
Dehate on Fund Uaestioo,
At the opening' of the executive ses
sion Vice President Lewis delivered an
energetic speech on the amendment of
fered by Delegate Hawkins that the fund
to be raised be extended to all strik
ing miners where their strike has been
sanctioned by the general organization.
Lewis favored the motion at the same
t:me cautioned the convention to so
and frame recommendations as' to avoid
the Pennsylvania laws. Mitchell took
the floor to speak for the adoption of
the recommendations made in his speech
yesterday. He told the convention that
the strikes in West Virginia and else
where were being protected by the gen
eral organization under the regular as-!-e.-.-meiits
of the union, but that the as
sessment which was ttifder discussion
was necessary for the support of the
anthracite trike alone and should not
le diverted from its purpose.
"Possibly other strikes may come," ha
said, "and then under the precedent
which the general distribution of the
fuml to le raised would create, these
later strikers could claim their share in
the fund and it would 'be so depleted as
to fail entirely in its purpose."
MitchVll assured the convention that
thy strike in the Pittsburg district, and
ali other strikes would be looked after
without splitting up the fund for the
anthracite men and again urged the men
to dismiss from their minds all thought
of a general strike. His remarks were
greeted with enthusiastic cheers. A
vote, was taken on the Raskin amend
ment and it was defeated by a decisive
majority. This left the original motion
for the adoption of the recommendations
of the president. A number of amend
ments offered all relating to manner
of assessment to Ik? made. These were all
pending when on Wilson's motion the
matter was referred to a committee of
the three highest oflicers of the nation
al organization and the presidents of the
districts represented. The convention
adjourned until tomorrow.
MOB AT A RAILWAY STATION
Incident of the Anthracite Strike Comes
Near Helng Berions.
Shamvkin. Pa., July 19. Surround
ed by a thousand enraged men and
boys at the Pennsylvania railroad last
night Herman Patoukin. of Philadel
phia, a non-union fireman nt the Pear
Valley shaft, find Jacob Kramer, a
deputy iol iceman of Schuylkill Haven,
were rushed on a passenger train and
taken to Suiibury jail. The former
Is accused cf shooting at Mrs. WJllIaiu
Latshaw Thursday night because she
Is said to have taunted him for work
ing while others were on strike. He
was near the colliery at the time, atid
the woman was in a fxrden clo? by.
The bullet grazed her head.
Kramer, who svpe.ir"J at the hear
ing before a local justice to testify
In Patonkin's licbalf. was arrested for
carrying a revolve.-. The men- were
unable to procure bail. A large crowd
collected at the justice's office during
the bearing and threatened to hang
the prisoners. Strike leaders persuad
ed the miners to irsi.erse. They re
assembled as th time arrived for-the
men to be taken to the train for Sun
bury. MINK PKEPAIliyO TO RESUME
Company Claim to Hare Knongh Men
Engaged to Work the Plant.
Scranton, Pa.. July 10. The Oxford
colliery of the People's Coal company,
an Individual concern operating in
West Scranton, is preparing to resume
the mining of coaL -Fifteen mules
were yesterday brought back from
pasture and sent into the mine to
assist in the work of cleaning up the
There are fifty-five men at present
working in the mine and twenty bout
the surface cleaning up, tlm&ering
and making repairs. With these and
THE ILLINOIS BAR
Recommendations Made for New
Laws and Officers
Chicago, July 19. Judge Tuley, in
an address before the State Bar as
sociation, advocated a law requiring
a corporation to submit differences
with employes to arbitration under
penalty of forfeiture of its charter
in case of refusal. The association
recommends to the legislature the
passage of amendments to the habeas
corpus act, and of the "negotiable
instrument act" now in force in 20
states, and it ordered the appoint
ment of a special committee to work
for the passage of the latter. The
officers elected were:
President Judge Murray F. Tuley,
Vice Presidents Charles L. Capin,
Illoomington; John F. Voight, Mat
toon; Lester H. Straw. Ottawa.
Secretary-Treasurer J. H. Mathe
A banquet at the Auditorium last
evening closed the convention.
MAY CAUSE RACE WAR
Two White Men Killed by Two
Negroes Near Knox-.
Knoxville, Tenn, July 19. Superin
tendent Urashaw, of the Coal & Land
company, and another white man are
reported killed in a light with negro
miners. two negroes were fatally
hurt and a number of , others injured.
the otliers ot tne our employes Who
have asked to be reinstated the com
pany says that it ' will have a force
amply sufficient to work the plant.
Superintendent Hayes said yesterday
that just as soon as the roads are
cleaned mining operations will be re
sumed. This is the first colliery to
undertake the reoiening of a mine.
Street Railway Strike Settled.
- Richmond. Va.. July 10. The street
railway strike arbitrators reached a
decision yesterday sealed copies of
which wer sent to the company and
to the headquarters of the men. Three
members of the committee united In
the report, which is binding on both
parties. The dissenting memiicr of in
board represented the strikers.
Ilrlp Prouiiiad trom New York.
New York. July 1J. -A conference
has been held here of representatives
of about tweniy-live laWjr unions un
der the auspices ef the Central Feder
ated Union. The object of the meet
ing was the formation of a plan for
aiding the anthracite miners who are
on strike. It was decided to start col
WILL GET WHATS COMINO
To Ulm, It Is Probable, In the Case of Thla
Durand, Wis.,. July 10. Elwyn F.
Larson, president of the defunct Uni
versal Casualty company, of Milwau
kee, who absconded early in February
on the discovery that the company's
entire securities of $100,000, deposited
with the Wisconsin state Insurance
commisisoner, were worthless for
geries, has been arrested at Wetaski
win, Northwest Territory, Canada.
Sheriff Eustin and District Attorney
Plummer, of Pepin county, made the
Larson took the National Casualty
and Accident company of Duluth to
Milwaukee early in January last and
reorganized it with a capital stock of
$100,000. The organization was the
biggest Insurance fraud ever perpe
trated in this state.
Sew Charge Against Tiamarilu
Paris, Ills., July 10. J. Tidmarsn,
who for six months has conducted a
bucket shop at I'aris, and who was
arrested in Los Angeles, Cal., on a
charge of embezzling some $10,000
from customers, was tried at Paris
Ih the cirucit court and acquitted, as
the court held that a person could not
embezzle on gambling contracts. He
was then arrested on a charge of vio
lating the internal revenue law. which
provides that brokers shall Rive cer
tificates to customers on each deal of
$HH) and over and aflix a 2 cent stamp
on each certificate. Tidmarsn was
taken to Springfield, where he gave
J Daly-West Mine Victims Hurled.
" Tark City, T'tah. July 10. The fu
nerals of the victims of the Italy-West
mine disaster were held yesterday.
The services began at 10 a. m. and
continued throughout the tlay. Busl
nevs was suspended, flags were at
half mast, and the public buildings
and many private residences were
draped with crape. - The coroner's jury
made no explanation of the cause of
the explosion, and does not attempt
to fix the blame for the accident.
Iowa District Court Clerks.
Marshalltown, la., July 10. A two
days, convention of clerks of the dis
trict courts of Iowa ha A closed. leS
Moines was chosen as the next meet
ing place. Officers were clef-ted as fol
lows:. J. C. Tate, Polk county, presi
dent; Tom C. Meader, Hardio, secre
Michigan Central Fays Taxes.'
Lansing. Mich.. July 10. The Mich
igan Central railroad has paid the
state $.TSr.42." taxes on Its main and
leased lines for the current year, based
on last year's earnings. This Is $07,047
more than the company paid last year.
Cone West to Grow I' p.
Chicago, July 10. George M. Ander
son, a west side florist, was granted a
decree of divorce from his wife and
then deeded all his property to her and
left, for Molilalia to begin life anew.
COMING THIS WAY
Des Moines Telephone Strike
Hits Davenport and Extends
to Rock Island.
BUSINESS MEN TAKE A HAND
Linemen and Klectriclans Involved
Bitterness in Iowa
Des Moines, July 19. The Des
Moines Iletail Grocers association in
dorsed .the strike and ordered all
Iowa telephones removed from tjicir
place of business.
A strike of electricians and linemen
at Davenport was ordered today. It
s expected this order would also af
fect the Pell system at Hock Island,
the central girls of those cities being
organized for the purpose of going
out in sympathy with the Des Moines
operators, linemen and electricians
who are fighting the Iowa company.
War to "Grim Death."
Des Moines. July 19. Pill boards,
telephone poles, and sill other avail
able places in Des Moines are plas
tered over with bills announcing in
big letters, "War to the grim death
against the Iowa Telephone com
pany." People are urged to take out
their telephone, and all union men
are ordered to boycott business
houses that refuse to comply. Kvery
effort is being made by the trade and
labor assembly to bring pressure to
lear upon the company. A large
fund is to be raised, and if necessary
an assessment of $1 per capita will
be made on all the electrical workers
in the L'nited States.
Company Is Foxy.
Committees that are soliciting the
removal of telephones have discover
ed that the company had contracted
with a large number of its patrons
for a year in advance. This makes
it difficult to secure the removal of
Trl-Clty Kleetrlclans Strike.
At the meeting of the telephone
linemen employed in the three cities
by the Central Union and Iowa tele
phone companies held in Davenport
last evening at the instigation of
Charles VanCamp, the organizer here
from Des Moines, it was decided to
institute a sympathetic strike among
the linemen for the recognition of
Accordingly, members of the union
to the number of -0 four of whom
are employed in this city, did not' go
to work this morning. They assured
Manager Koberts that they had no
personal grievances rhat they hoped
to remedy, but had simply obeyed
the will of the majority to go out.
The agitation is understood to be
spreading to the central girls, but
they are not organized in the three
cities and so far they have shown no
inclination to become unionized sim
ply in order to strike. Manager Kob
erts states that he is not at all wor
ried over the situation and gives the
assurance that the jieople on this
side of the river will continue to get
some kind of service, in any event.
CUT OUT BY YATES
Factory Inspector Louis Arrington
Springfield, 111., July 19. Gov.' Yates
has demanded the resignation of
Louis Arrington, state factory in
spector. The governor declines to
give out a reason further than he
wanted to make a change.
Applied the Old Masonic I .aw.
Leonldas, Mich., July 10. A local
colored barlier andN a white woman
from I'nion City who hasa husband
and children, were, stoned and driven
out of torn! by an angry crowd of
citizens. The woman's infatuation for
the barber has caused her family deep
humiliation. The fellow is also mar
ried. Came In Contact with a Live Wire.
New Albany. Ind.. July 19. Walter
Ward, electrician t the plant of the
New Albany Manufacturing company,
was instantly killed by coming in con
tact with a live wire. A small burn
on the leg was the only mark made
by the electric current. He was 3.S
years old, and leaves a widow and two
Mosqnltoee Affect the Milk Supply.
Willow. Mich., July 10. Not for
ye:irs have mosquitoes been as thick
iis at the present time in this vicinity.
Farmers find the iests disagreeable
in harvesting their crops. Many farm
ers have reported that their cows are
giving less milk, dae to worry the
mosquitoea. Fasturage is good.
Indiana Editors at Put-ln-rtay.
p,t.in.i!nr n Jnlv 10. About for-
A 111 f - -
r th Association of In
diana Itepublican Editors, accompa
nied by JJielr wives and families, ar
rived here yesterday on a ten days'
vacation, tup pusiness convention "
the organization will occur in the fall.
Conldnt Make Their Dates -t
Oyster Bay. N. Y.. July 19. An at
tempt was made to arranire for ex
Scnator JIHI, .who visited Oyster Pay
Thursdas', to meet the president at
Sagamore Hill, but it was found im
possible to fix upon a time that would
be convenient to both. ....
TO GOV. TAFT
Papal Secretary Closes
First Series of Friar
IN PLEASANT TERMS
Rome, July 10. The following note
from the Vatican was presented to
Governor Taft last night: "I hasten to
acknowledge the receipt ot the letter
by which you kindly communicated to
me the cablegram from Secretary Hoot
inswering my note of July 9, which
explained the counter project of the
Vatican for the regulation of relijrous
affairs In the Philippines. While thank
ing you for this import a ut communica
tion I am happy to assure you that
the holy see has learned with the live
liest satisfaction the high consideration
in which Mr. Koot. iu the name of the
government"' of the United States,
Holds the ntuess or the measures which
the Vatican, independently of the so
lution oof any economic question, de
signed taking to ameliorate the relig
ions situation In the archipelago and
to co-operate in the paciticatiou of the
to co-ooperate in the pncilicatioii of the
people under American sovereignty.
Compliments Our Folitiral Wisdom.
"The inesures are Indicated in my
memorandum of June :il and my let
ter of July 5). These declartions of
Mr. Hoot do honor to the deep political
wisdom of the government of the
Unit-d States, which knows how to ai
lereiate the happy influence of the
holy see for the religous and civil ele
vation of the people, especially Cath
lelegate To lie Precisely Instructed.
"With equal satisfaction the pontiff
has taken into account the assurances
of Secretary Boot that the American
authorities in the Philippines and at
Washington will put Jorth all possible
efforts to maintain, the good under
standing happily established with the
authorities of the Catholic church. .On
his part, the pontiff will not fail to give
the aMsto!ie delegate soon to be sent
to the Philippines the most precise in
structions according to my former
Sl'KK OF A II A PPT SOLUTION
Papal Secretary AIm Pays the Government
a A .y Jlijth Compliment.
"The main lines for future negotia
tions, indicated in the notes, having
been accepted by Secretary Boot, the
representative of the Vatican in the
archipelago will enter into relations
with the authorities ii the Philippines
on tne four points indicated bv Mr.
Boot at the end of hid cablegram. The
holy see does not dojubt that mutual
confidence, combined; with the action
of its representative jnnd that of the
American government, will easilv pro
duce a happy solution of the pending
questions, inaugurating for that noble
country a new era of peace and true
"Jt is my agreeable duty In sending
this letter to le able to render homage
to'the very great courtesy and high
capacity with which you have rilled
the delicate mission which the govern
ment ami president of the United
States confided to you. Willingly I
add that the favorable result of the
negotiations must be attributed in very
large part to your high personal qual
ities. "While flattering myself that this
first snwsa will he a guarantee of th
happy Issue of ulterior negotiations in
Manila, I have the honor to be. etc..
Governor Taft was informed last
night that the jiope bad fixed July HI
lor tits farewell audience. Governor
Taft started today for Vallomhrosa,
near Florence, where he will stnv
with his family until Monday, when he
will return for his audience with the
To Vote on Sunday Iliine Hall.
Omaha. Neb.. July 10. The arrest of
the ball players last Sunday at Nebras
ka City by the Ministerial League has
brought about a novel scheme. Today
the citizens are holding an election to
express their opinion on Sunday ball.
The election will have no legal effect.
hut It is thought the sentiment will be
so overwhelming as to seme me
Indiana Convicts Escape.
Michigan City. Ind.. July 10. Geo.
Moore, from Grant county.-and Thos.
Ford, from Indianapolis, colored con
victs in the state "prison, .escaped yes
terday. They were employed In the
chair shop as firemen. They made a
ladderwith which thev scaled the wall.
Kngineer Killed on the Big lour.
Mattoon, Ills.. July 10. In a freight
wreck on the Big Four at Icna, Ind..
yesterday. Wickliffe Killefer. engi
neer, of this city, was killed, ine en
gine and five cars were destroyed.
Cars projecting from a tiding caused
San Francisco. Julv 10. Captain
William Wagner Beisinger. command
er of the ernsler Philadelphia, which
arrived here Thursday, died July 10 of
fever en rout from the Isthmus.
GUNBOATS IN FIGHT
In the Vicinity of Panama Accord
ing to Latest Ad
vices. HEAVY CANNONADING IS HEARD
Rebel Ships Heave in Sight and Gov
ernment Vessels Go to
Panama, July 19. The insurgent
gunboats Padilla and Darien . appear
ed last night between the Flainanco
and Ottique islands. Gov. Salazar
thereupon ordered the gunboats
Chuequito and Clapet to put to sea
and meet them.
Heavy cannonading is taking place
at this hour, 30 a. m.
The United States special service
steamer Hanger is coming into the
Great alarm prevails in the city,
and the entrenchments are full of
Kehels Advised to Yield.
Panama. Colombia, July 19. Gen.
Aiapuru, who was president of the
department of Panama during the
liberal administration, a notable
leader of the liberal party and the
official who surrendered Panama to
the l'nited States marines in 1SS5,
publishes an article advising the rev
olutionists to accept the terms of
peace offered by President Marra-
quin. He says the welfare of future
generations of democrats depends
on the transfer of the canal being
considered immediately by the Co
TALK ABOUT Jill JEFFRIES
Said to Have Ootid to Sleep While I Join"
Oakland, Cal.. Julyc 10. Humors
Were Hying thick and fast around town
yesterday to the effect that Champion
Jeffries was sick at hs quarters as a
result of over-training. This gave-riso
to the report that Jeffries was out of
condition, and that he was laid up for
repairs. It was pointed out that the
champion, was way below his normal
weight. Trainer Iielancy admits that
Jefferies -has worked too hard.
Jeffries arose at 1 p. m. yesterday
and showed up at the gymnasium at
2 p. in. lie said: "I am not sick. I
was tired' after being at the theater last
night. I have cut out my work today,
and will just take gynasiuui exercises,
and will only take gymnasium exercises.
I'll be ready for the light." Thursday
Jeffries fell asleep while being rubbed
ENRIGHT WAS VERY LUCKY
Ills Freak Results In n Ilroken LegTem
Denver, Colo., July 10. P. J. Kir
right, a delegate to the Hibernian con
vention from Syracuse. N. Y., attempt
ed to lower ly nisei f from a second
story window in the Toltec building
with a cord which broke and he fell
to the alley below, breaking his right
leg. lie was tak.-n to St. Joseph's
It was feared that Knright had sus
tained internal injuries, but the attend
ing physician says that he is not seri
ously hurt. Knright's friends say that
he was suffering from temporary in
sanity and imagined he was being
pursued by enemies.
Doesn't It Work at the Otner Knilf
Sioux City. Ia.. July 10. A discov
ery try which it Is alleged Iowa saloon
men may keep open until 10:2 instead
of in o clock P. m.. as at present, has
been made by ex-City Attorney S. J.
Quincy. He holds that the saloons.
which are now closed on standard time.
nave a right to operate under solar
time, making the closing hour twenty-
six minutes later. The Information will
be tested in the courts Immediately.
Murder Ueraune a Itny Was Chlded.
Houghton. Tex.. July 10. Dr. De
lipsecy. an optician. was shot
and killed by I. P. Wlllams,
whose son. while acting as office boy
for Delipscey. had been chlded for
some Inattention to business. Williams
and two sons, It Is said, went to De
lipscey's office to wait for him. and
when he appeared a' quarrel followed
which resulted in tho shooting.
i:irc fins Ileen Duly Hanged.
Toronto, Out., July 10. Fred Lee
Itice was hanged here yesterday for
the murder of Constable William
Poyd on Juno 4. 10(1. Pice was a
Champaign. Ills., man. who took to
thuggery as soon as he had an oppor
tunity and kept at it until he mur
dered Constable P.oyd In this city, in
an attempt to escape. There was no
question of his guilt.
Itjrnum Is On the Slate.
Washington. July 10. William D.
Itynum, of Indlan.-ipolis. Is slated to
till the vacancy on the board of general
appraisers caused by the death of
George M. Tlohenor. Pyiium Is a mem
ber of the commission to codify the
laws, rtynuni dined with the president
at Oyster Pay Thursday and came to
this city yesterday. He decliued to
discuss the matter.
The Golf Championship.
Chicago, July 19. Either K. P. liv
ers, of the Allegheny club, Pittsburg,
fr Louis James, of the Glen View,
Chicago, will wear the amateur golf
championship laurels tonight. . They
won their way through the semi
finals yesterday, livers rather easily.
lames after a heart-disease produc
ing1 game, and today they meet in the
finals at 38 holes for the champion
DUEL AT STREET FAIR
Sam Faugbn Killed by Jasper Ab
bott at Metrop
olis. Metropolis, 111., July 19. In a duel
yesterday Sam Faughn, of Metrop
olis, was shot and killed by Jasper Ab
bott, of Eock, 111. At the time of tho
slvooting over 10.000 people were in the
city attending the street fair and carni
val, l'aughn objected to remarks made
by Abbott in the presence of ladies and
was taking Abbott away when he drew
a pistol and shot Faughn twice. Faughn
wrested the gun from Abliott and fired,
inflicting a slight wound. Faughn
walked half a square and fell dead. Ab
bott is in jail. Intense excitement pre
vails and lynching is threatened.
FROM MILLIONAIRE TO THIEF
Fall of a Man Who Was a Victim of Fire
Danville. Ills.. July 10. From the
position of a millionaire lumberman
of Michigan to a cell In the Vermilion
county jail is the story of the life of
Hamilton I orce, an inmate of the Na
tional Soldiers' Home here, who was
arrested Thursday on a chargeof steal
ing a watch from a fellow inmate.
rorce s history is a romantic one. Fire
and lire-water have proved his ruin.
Fight years ago Force was one of the
wealthiest and most influential lum
bermen iu Michigan, owning yards and
mills in several different cities.
Two fires swept away all his prop
erty and he came to Danville and en
tered the soldiers' hoine. He soon be
came po Hilar and was promoted to the
otlice of Inspector. He held this office
for over a year, when one day he came
down to the city and failed to return.
He was found in an Intoxicated condi
tion, which wasa great sui prise to Gov
ernor Clements and other officials. lie
was taken back to the home, but con
tiniiiHl to drink for several weeks, and
lost not only his office as inspector, but
his membership In the home.
CYLINDER WAS EXPLOSIVE
Hut the Machinist Did Not Know It Cntil
it "Went on-."
Liberty, Ind., July 10. Frank Fos
dick. in repairing an old machine,
placed the cylinder In his forge fire
and put Fred Schweikert at work
pumping the bellows. In a few mo
ments an explosion , took plrce that
shook the town and was heard a mile
or more away, sounding like a clap
of thunder. The cylinder burst and
came near killing Fosdick and the boy,
both being slightly grazed by flying
pieces of iron.
A live-pound piece of the cylinder
passed through a room above and tore
a bole in the roof. The windows were
shattered anil the forge wrecked. The
boy's eyes were badly burned and his
face severely cut. It. is supposed that
the explosion was caused by gas gen
erated by the heat from oil put on the
machinery while in use. a part of
which had accumulated in the cylin
der. SHE CAN EEC0ME A NUN
bister Objects, hut the .Fudge Refuses to
Interfere In the Matter.
Adrian, Mich., July 10. The habeas
corpus procet dings in the case of Vio
let Kennedy, of Detroit, whose sister
objected to the girl's announced inten
tion of becoming a nun, came up bo
fore Judge Chester in the circuit court.
Margaret Snicrling, the complainant,
testified that she paid Violet's ex
penses at St. Joseph's academy the
past year nt her father's request, and
took the family home in payment.
She did ifct want Violet to remain
at the academy as u sister. She could
get no information regarding Violet,
she claimed, and so appealed to the
court. She said Violet told her at
commencement she was determined to
become a sister, and would not leave
the academy unless dragged out by
force. Judge Chester found that the
girl is not under duress, restraint nor
undue influence, and refused to writ.
PLUNGES INTO A BUILDING .
Freak of an Electric Car Causes One Fa
tality, aud Wonnds Several Persons.
Lorraine, O., July 19. Car No. 37,
Iu charge of Motorman Klmer Nau
nian, telescoped a building at Elyria
early yesterday. It had twenty-three
people on board. The car jumped the
sharp curve and buried itself in the
building. One-half of the building was
wrecked and the car was twisted and
broken up completely. L. J. Gaudern,
conductor on the line, suffered con
cussion of the brain and cannot live.
The family in the building narrowly
escaped instant death.
The injured were from Elyria, and
were taken care of by many doctors.
They are: Rimer Naumaii, Harry
Prauman, Charlotte Taylor, P. H.
ISlakeny. Arthur Fatz, Harry Dowd.
George Flood. George Daniels. Fred
Carnan. J. J. ltuckley. John Coleman.
Mrs. John Coleman. Gertrude Hearer,
Ilattie Hearer and Hattie Ward.
Murder Committed with a Knife.
Martinsville, Ind.. July 10. Samuel
Fletcher, son of Isaac Fletcher, who
lives near Wilbur. Ind.. was stabbed
to death by Peter Davis two aud a
half miles north of Moravia. Davis
took exception to Fletcher's attentions
to' Davis sister. The two met on c
country road and quarreled. Fletcher
struck Davis with a buggy whip, when
Davis drew a knife and cut Fletcher
a dozen times, three wounds being fa
tal. Fletcher lived but a few moments.
Davis went to Danville and gave him
Loss toy the Fire Was fS.OOO.OOO.
Gnavamiil. Ecuador, July 10. The
fire widen broke out here at 9 o'clock
Wednesday night was extinguisnea
Thursday night after having destroyed
ninety biocks on some of the principal
streets of the city. The loss on build
ings and merchandise is estimated at
Iowa and Illinois Suffer
ing From the Effects
of Recent Storms.
DAMAGE IN MILLIONS
Localities That are In
undated and Further
Keokuk, Iowa, July 10. Heavy rains
n central Iowa the past two days
are sending a flood upon Missouri far
mers which will ruin many of them, and
cause losses agfregating at a conserva
tive estimate $2,."iO0..0OO. There
seems no hope today for the country
between the Mississippi river and its
Missouri -'bluffs between Keokuk and
Hannibal. Three hundred square miles,
mostly corn, laid by, with some tsous
amls of aires of wheat in shock. The
water had touched the danger line tho
first of t lie week and begun to recede
when heavy floods started again in the
Des Moines, kunk and Iowa rivera
,ca using another rise which sent water
over the levee. The crest of the
rise rejiorteil from upjier Mississippi
points is expected here Saturday.
Great Damaee Is Feared.
Tho Egyptian levee, which withstood
the flood jut receding after strenuous
efforts to hold it, including the des
traction of farm houses to secure lum
ber for strengthening the dike, is only
liihtly above the water now, and the
earning flood in the Des Moines river
will top it certainly. This will cause
the flooding of hundreds of sqirire miles.
The inhabitants of Alexandria expect
the town to be flooded to a depth of
several feet. Crops were in such condi
tion that they may be entirely destroy
cd mid the year's work a total loss.
Grain men say the estimated value 13
too low and put the loss at nearer $4,-
(KKUMM) lx-tween Keokuk and Hannibal.
It is lielievcd the Illinois levees will hold
and the damage there is not likely td
exceed .20.00o" to $30,000 between Keo
kuk and Quincy.
Reports at present show tremendous
rains along Des Moines river and its
tributaries. Six inches of rain fell at
Corydon, and nearly that much at Ot
tumwa. There were rains all over this
section tonight with two inches a a gen
eral minimum, many reporting five. Late
reports show half the country between
Lagrange and IJannilwl under water
Ion" liefore the crest of the oflod arrived.
lllVEUS OX A KAJirAGK.
Alarm Felt In Central and Southern I III
no! Over Conditions.
Peoria, July 19. The Illinois river
is rising at an alarming rate and
farmers along the lowlands antici
pate damaging floods. The city was
visited by the heaviest electrical
storm ever known. George Weaver's
residence was struck by lightning"
Ten Miles of Water.
St. Louis, July 19. Only once since
the flood of 1892 has the Mississippi
been so high as at present. On the
Illinois shore between St. Louis and
Alton many farms are under water.
At the mouth of the Missouri th3
overflow covers an area of 10 miles.
Kalnfall at Jollet.
Juliet, 111., July 19. A rainfall of
nearly four inches yesterday caused
another flood, overflowing the streets
and yards adjacent to Spring and
Hickory creeks. Several manufac
turing plants were compelled to closo
by high water. Further rains aro
threatened and may lie productive,
of serious consequences.
Flood Near Quincy.
Hannibal, Mo., July 19. Flood con
ditions between here and Quincy are
alarming. Ten thousand acres of
wheat and corn on Kay island are en
tirely submerged. The estimated
damage will reach half a million dol
lars. Heavy rains are reported at
Dubuque, and this is likely to in
crease tho rise in the river.
Cloudburst at Lincoln.
Lincoln, 111., July 19. This city and
vicinity was visited by a cloudburst
yesterday afternoon. Streets, cellars
and basements in the stores were
flooded. Considerable damage was
done by hail, wind and electricity.
Storm at Denver.
Denver, July 19. Unusually heavy)
wind and rain storm swept this vi
cinity yesterday afternoon.
Flood in Nebraska.
Lincoln, Xeb., July 19. The bot
tom lands near this city arte flooded.
A number of houses are flooded and
occupants are moving '. out. Pains
ranging from five inches fell in east-
fern and central Nebraska.