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BOCK ISLAND, ILIi., SATUKDAY, OCTOBJ5R 18, 1902-TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
As to the Acceptance of
the Mine Arbitra
CAME FROM SCRANTON
Most of the Convention
Delegates Are Elect
Pcranton, Pa., Oct IS. Reports were
circulated last night that locals of the
United Mine Workers in West Scran
ton. Pittston and some other locali
ties had vot"d to instruct their dele
pates to oppose the acceptance of the
operators projmsition unless tlie com
panies would agree to discharge the
non-union men, take back ail the old
employes, drop the suits instituted
against strikers, and recognize the un
ion. It was impossible to verify these
reports, but they are persistently ami
generally circulated. A significant fact
In this connection was the concern of
District President Nicholls over a pul
lished report that he was at the head
of a movement to oppose the accept
ance of the proposition.
"o Truth la the Report.
'"This report," said Nicholls, "is do
ing no end of mischief. It has caused
our men to view the proposition with
suspicion and when they suspected it
they commenced to look for the flaws
which they supposed I had found in it.
I have heard of locals in different
places being disposed to vote against
the proposition, and I must admit it is
causing some worry at headquarters.
I want it stated that the reiort that I
am op'josed to the proposition is abso
lutex4als.et.and without foundation."
"Will the leaders of the United Mine
"Workers give the merulers any advice
or instructions regarding their con
duct toward the non-union men?" was
asked of Nicholls.
Hil View or Non-Cnloniats.
"I do not think so," replied Nicholls.
"I do not see that we are called upon
to ask our men to take those fellowe
to their hearts and treat them as they
would a dear friend. In l'.XX) I ad
vised that the non-unionists le treated
in a friendly manner with a view of
winning them over. I do not propose
to do it again. As far as men con
tinued to work at their own jobs ar
-oueerned I have nothing so say. As
for those who went into the mine's
and took other workmen's places I am
of the opinion they are not worth win
ning to our side. I don't think we want
LOCALS ELECT THEIR DELEGATES
Mont of That Work I. Done In Prepara
tion for the Miners Convention.
Wilkesbarre, Ta., Oct. 18. In ac
cordance with the call issued Thurs
day by order of the executive loard.
of the anthracite districts of the min
ers' union all "locals" throughout the
coal field began electing delegates yes
terday to the convention which will
ie held here next Monday to consider
the acceptance or rejection of the ar
bitration plans submitted by President
Roosevelt. Most of the local unions
held their meetings last night. They
all will have been held by tonight.
It is practically certain that a ma
jority of the delegates will come to the
convention instructed to vote in favor
of accepting the arbitration scheme.
The prominent officials of the union
say there Is no fear that the opposi
tion will be strong enough to defeat
the efforts of those who favor ending
the strike. President Mitchell does not
care to anticipate the action of the
convention, but from his manner it is
taken that he has not the slightest
doubt as to the result He will go
Into the convention and make a strong
speech for the acceptance of the ar
bitration scheme. The indications are
the convention will last two days, and
that there will be much debate on vari
ous features of the arbitration plan.
The conditions at some collieries are
different from those existing at other
places. The principal question to be
disposed before the plan Is accepted by
the miners will be that of taking care
of all the men. The conditions of the
mines are such that all workmen can
not be given work Immediately, and
some will have to wait for weeks be
fore the companies can take care of
them. The operators also will not dis
miss non-union men in order to give
employment to returning strikers. It
is understood that the union will take
care of all such men who fail to find
.employment. This will be done by
drawing funds from the relief fund,
.which is said to be still growing.
Legislature May Be Called in Special
" Session to Insure Repub
Dover, Del., Oct. 18. Gov. llunn and
Secretary Layton have prepared a
proclamation calling' an extraordin
ary session of the legislature. The
proclamation awaits only the gov
ernor's signature. The governor has
given the republican conferees rep
resenting the two factions of the
state who have been dealing with him
in the matter and Senator Quay, who
is said to represent the administra
tion at Washington, until 8 tonight
to give him tinal assurance of some
compromise to be made during the
extra session of bringing about the
election of two republican United
States senators and one republican
congressman from Delaware. Both
republican and democratic organiza
tions are said to be prepared to get
their men into Dover on the jump
next Monday if necessary.
SERIOUS RAILROAD ACCIDENT
OCCURS IN MINNESOTA
Lake Crystal, Minn., Oct. IS. The
west bound passenger train on the
Omaha road ran into the rear of the
Des Moines passenger standing on a
switch here at midnight, injuring sev
eral passengers, and wrecking the
sleeper of the Des Moines train. The
accident was due to an open or brok
en switch. The injured:
MI'S. VAX POLTKX, Sac City,
Iowa, head cut.
MKS. K. KLGLEII. Mankato, in-
.7. S. DALK, Greenwood, Neb., face
MUS. F.I O LAN I), and two daugh
ters, Denver, cut and bruised.
St. Joseph. Mo.. Oct. IS. In a head-
on collision between the Cieston
branch passenger train and a south
Ikuiu1 freight train, on the ISurling
ton road, four miles north of this city
yesterday morning, ten persons were
injured, three of them seriously. Fol
lowing is a list of the severely In
jured: S. M. Ilines, Murray, la., breast
crushed; daughter of S. M. Hints, ni ck
wrenched and sprained; Walter Iu-
deck, Forbes, Mo., leg hurt and knee
Slightly injured H. I. Williams, S.
F. Hildreth. Samnel Dobbs. L. C.
Woodson, Samuel Copps. L. . Tilson.
Mrs. Sarah Muir. The engines were
considerably damaged, but neither left
the track. Several cars of merchandise
were smashed up. Failure of the op
erator at the Francis street station to
deliver orders to the passenger crew
was the cause of the collision.
SEVERAL LIVES ARE LOST
IN FIRE AT URBANA, OHIO
Urbana, Ohio, Oct. IS. Carl Mag
gert was burned to death, Arthur
Maggert fatally injured, and a nig'it
watchman, Charles Maggert. father,
and another son were badly burned
luring a fire last night, which de
stroyed the Tucker Wood Him works.
The boys were in the building visit in;
their father, and were compelled to
jump from the second story window.
Carl was overcome and burned to a
crisp. The loss is $.V.(MK.
GROCER HELPERS' UNION
ON STRIKE IN CHICAGO
Chicago. Oct. IS. The Wholesale
Grocers Helpers union struck today
to compel the Wholesale Grocers' as
sociation to live up to the wage con
tract adopted in September. There
are 3,000 members in the union.
New Chancellor at Kansas.
Lawrence, Kan., Oct. 18. Frank
Strong, former president of the Ore
gon State university, was yesterday
installed as chancellor of the Univer
sity of Kansas. The exercises were
largly attended by the alumni, and
several noted educators were present.
Arthur T. Hadley, president of Yale,
was tlie leading speaker. Governor
William F. Stanley spoke for the state,
and Chancellor Strong, following, out
lined his oolicy.
Will Take That Cash lion us.
St. Joseph, Mich.. Oct. IS. Some
time ago J. H. Graham, president of
the Graham & Morton Transportation
company, offered a $10,000 cash Injnus
to anybody who would build a large
summer hotel here. The offer will bo
accepted by I. W. Llllis. of Chicago,
who will put a 200-room structure to
cost $100,000, tire-proof and first class.
John E. Redmond Arrives.
Boston, Oct. 18. On the steamship
New England, which arrived from
Queenstown and Liverpool yesterday,
were John E. Redmond. M. P., chair
man of the Irish Parliamentary par
ty, and president of the United Irish
League: John Dillon. M. P., for East
Mayo, and Michael Davltt.
Story from Colombia Is False.
Washington, Oct. 18. Replying to
an inquiry from the Colombian lega
tion here Governor Salazar," of ' Panar
ma, says the report that General
Fernandez has declared himself dicta
tor of Colombia at Bogota is without
any foundation in fact.
Secretary Shaw, Between Cam
paign Speeches, Drops a Few
Millions in Cash Around.
MEASURES TO INCREASE THE CASH
Which Will Result in Putting Cool
$20,000,000 Where It Will Do
Chicago, Oct. 18.-Secretary of the
Treasury Shaw, who is making a com
paign tour of this section of the coun
try, was at the Auditorium hotel yes
terday and gave out the , following
statement: "Since arriving here I sent
the following instructions to the de
partment at Washington: 'You may ac
cept for the sinking fund 5,000,000 4
per cent, bonds of 1925, covered by the
option to the department, at 138 flat.
You will also announce that the de
partment will purchase any bonds ma
turing in 1925 that may be presented
prior to the close of business on Sat
urday, Oct. 18, at 137 and accrued
Extended to Oct. "JO.
" 'Should bonds be presented on
which interest has been advanced the
amount advanced will be treated as
part payment and be deducted. The
department will also accept the same
Issue of bonds until the close of busi
ness Monday, Oct. 20, and pay therefor
as of Saturday, the 18th. This will
give an opportunity for any to sell at
the same price who may not be able
to make immediate delivery. You will
issue to sul)-treasuries the necessary
detailedinstructions by wire this morn
ing.' Will Release 20,000,000.
"What amount of bond will be de
livered on this proposition I cannot
say, but have assurances indicating
that the purchase will aggregate at
least $15,000,000 face value, which will
release a little over $20,000,000. What
few loruds there fire are held either
by trust estates mat would not be re
leased at any price, or by those who
need neither the money nor the inter
est, and prefer to hold the government
securities. So soon as the government
becomes a purchaser prices advance.
Condition, which have made the pur
chase of bonds advisable are by no
Facts A boat the Reserves.
"The September statement revealed
the fact that the banks of, Lincoln.
Neb., which '-should have-hml -U.V- per ,
rept. reserve had less than 10 per cent..
and the banks of Des Moines, which
should have had 25 per cent., had less
than 20 per cent. While the money for
the bonds has gone largely to eastern
holders, it will very naturally find its
way into all channels of trade."
FAVOItAllLK COMMENTS MADE
Washington Financiers Think the Secre
tary Has Done About Right.
Washington, Oct. IS. The action of
Secretary Shaw in offering to buy
bonds for the sinking fund to relieve
the present stringency In the money
market is favorably commented on by
financiers here. It is pointed out that
the $13,000,000 4's which the secretary
expects to obtain under this offer will
result in putting into circulation in
principal and interest alout $20,000,
000, which at this late date in crop
moving will be leyond reasonable
doubt carry the country safely over
the crisis which Is annually experi
enced at this period.
Although the secretary's offer was
not made public until noon yesterday
the assistant treasurer at New York
at 4 p. m. reported to the department
that $8,203,400 had been already depos
ited in the sub-treasury there. Of this
amount $3,000,000 were In 4's the
acceptance of which the secretary has
had under consideration for several
days. It is expected that by tonight
at least $7,000,000 additional will have
been offered and accepted.
It is definitely learned at the Na
tional City bank that a syndicate head
ed by that bank is to sell $15,000,000
in bonds to the government. The syn
dicate Is made up of the National City
bank. Harvey Fisk & Sons, Fisk &
Robinson, Fnrson Leach & Co., and
Vermilye & Co. The government hav
ing agreed to the purchase of $5.00O.
O0O at 138 flat, and any amount more
of these ltonds at the price named in
Secretary Shaw's offer. $0.000,oun were
turned in yesterday by the syndicate,
and the remainder will !w put in later.
Some of the members of the syndi
cate are turning their bonds over to
the National City bank for delivery
to the sub-treasury, and others are
turning the londs into the sub-treasury
direct, but the . government checks
made out at the sub-treasury in pay
ment will all be made out to the credit
of the National City bank; which will
make the distribution among the mem
bers of the syndicate.
Suspicion of Fonl Play.
Detroit, Oct. 18. The Free rress
says that the United States lighthouse
tender Haze has been ordered to come
here from Buffalo to investigate cir
cumstances surrounding the death of
Captain Jolm' Ford, of the Bar rolnt
lightship. It is asserted that there
were three men in Ford's loat when
he was drowned and that one of them
was very., drunk. , .
Levied On by a Constable as They
Were Drinking Beer Prom
Chicago, Oct. IS- Two cows, .,...
ently intoxicated until they cold scarce
ly walk, were taken in custody at
Grosse Point by Constable Sam Har
rison, or Evanston. The loviiies stag
gered us they walked and the constable
never before had so much trouble in
performing his duty. When he founa
the cows, for which he had been
searching two days, they were drink
ing beer from a huge bucket in the
rear of a saloon in Grosse Point.
They were tied in a shed at the rear
of Max Bauer's place and evidently
had been supplied most abundantly
with the beverage. The cows were
wanted on a writ of replevin issued
from the court of Justice Buyer in
Evanston at the instance of Mrs. Frank
De Groot. Constable P. J. McKin
ney, of Wilmette, had taken the cows
on an execution in favor of August
THE BUSINESS SITUATION.
-Don's Weekly Review Says Settlement of
Coal Strike Removes liusl
New York, Oct. 18. 1. G. Dun Si
Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade today
says: Settlement of the coal strike re
moves the only serious handicap to in
dustrial progress. Five months of re
stricted fuel production had begun ta
check the wheels at many manufactur
ing centers. Savings have been ex
hausted and much money has gone out
f the country because of this strug
gle, but the nation's remarkably strong
position assures a speedy restoration
of prosperous conditions.
Consumers not only find difficulty in
securing steel from the mills, but en
counter further delay on the railways,
which are unable to handle freigiit
promptly. Orders come forward freely
for the heavier lines, numerous con
tracts being-offered lor steel rails for
next year's delivery, and the plaiLS for
buildings and bridges keep a lot of
business in sight in beams, channels
and angles. Plates for shipyards are
also sought freely. FHtwear shops are
actively engaged, and prices are easily
maintained. Leather Is slightly weak
er. In cotton goods, while quotations
are not altered, the tone became de
Failures for the week number 20(
In the United States, against 220 last
year, and 24 ir. Canada, compared
THEY WERE THE RIGHT MEN
One Got Away, but the Other Is in Dur
ance Vile They Robbed a Post-
Ravenna, Neb..jOct. IS. One of the
robbers who broke open the postoflice
at Wood River has been captured here,
Joseph Simon, marshal, was told to bo
on the outlook, as it was thought the
robbers were coming this way. He
went into a saloon and saw a stranger
who tallied with the description fur
He told the man he was under ar
rest. The stranger made a bolt for the
door, dropping his overcoat. Simou
fired four shots at him and chased
him down through the town into the
switch yards. While trying to locate
him among the box cars Simon ran
upon another stranger. He also fitted
one of the descriptions, and Simon
placed him under arrest. Authorities
from Wood River came here and Night
Watchman Jones, of that place, identi
fied the man as one of those who par
ticipated in the robbery.
Corn Carnival at Decatur.
Decatur, Ills.. Oct. IS. The public
schools were dismissed Thursday and
fully 25,000 iersons attended the corn
carnival. The chief features of the
day were the public weddiug and the
floral parade. The couple married were
E. E. Rucker and Miss Ada Howell,
both of Macon county. After the wed
ding the bride and groom rode in the
parade in a decorated automobile, fol
lowing the chariot in which was seat
ed the queen of the carnival. Miss Liz
zie Daly. There was a cake walk
at night in Merchant street.
Matter's Hundredth Win This Season.
London. Oct. IS. Ma her. the United
Statesan jockey, completed his century
of winning mounts for the present sea
sou with a sensational win yesterday
of the Middle Park plate by a head
at Newmarket. Although second on
the list of winning jockeys Maher has
won far more stake money than any
of the others. His hundred wins to
date have netted the remarkable total
of upwards of $205,000.
Thirteen Kricks i Thirteen Layers!
New York, Oct. IS. When Daniel
Frohman laid the corner stone of his
new Lyseum theater In West Forty
fifth street a part of the ceremony
was the laying of thirteen bricks from
the old Lyseum theater in the founda
tion of the building, each being laid
by one of Frohman's old Lyceum em
ployes. "Orderly Administration or J ustice.
Nacogdoches. Tex., Oct 18. Jim
Buchanan, the negro murderer, was
tried, sentenced and hanged yesterday.
This is the negro-whom the sheriff
had so much trouble In saving from a
series of mobs a few days ago.
CASH COMES SLOWLY
To the Boer Generals Who Are
Asking Money for the Im
HAVE SO FAR RAISED BUT $67,000
Continual Attempts to Make Tbeir
Mission a Delight to tbe
Berlin, Oct. IS. The Boer generals
now here are sorry they did not go
to the United States first for money,
instead of making a canvass of the
continent. General Botha said yester
day that th-y intended, of course, to
go to the United States, but as they
had started to tour the continent they
would finish heir tour of Europe be
fore undertaking the trip to the Unit
ed States. The experience of the gen
erals so far has been rather disap
pointing. There have been plenty of
cheers, but little money has been con
tributed for the relief of the Boers.
One United Statesan contributed more
than all Germany. The total gathered
here is $07,500.
Trying to Make It Anti-British.
The pan-Geruian group, which is
managing the generals, is doing every
thing possible to give the demonstra
tions an anti-English character, but
the Boers have refused outright to do
some of the things suggested. For in
stance, it was widely advertised that
the generals would yesterday morning
lay a wreath at the foot of the statue
of Emperor William I. near the Schloss.
Enormous crowds gathered there, and
their cheers were heard by his ma
jesty, who looked out of the window.
But an hour passed beyond the time
appointed and the generals did not
come. Finally word was circulated
that they would not come at all. As
learned afterward General Botha de
clined to take part in a affair that
seemed to him to have a political quail
Tires of Reins Personality.
General 1K Wet remarked: "Being
a personality is tiresome. I had a
more pleasant time on my farm." The
generals, with Ilerr Libermaun von
Sounenberg, who in the reichstag
called Colonel Secretary Chamberlain
"the greatest knave in Europe," drove
to the reichstag building and inspect
ed Bismarck's statue outside, while
several thousands of people shouted
AVhen they entered the gallery of the
reichstag the members of the house
turned their backs on Ilerr Antrick.
who was speaking.. to stare at the gen
orals. Count Posadowski. the home sec
retary, was the only person in the
house who did not look up. He con
tinued to quietly read a letter.
Free Lance Wants His Pay.
Prince Herbert von Bismarck enter
tained the generals at luncheon in the
reichstag restaurant. The conversation
was in English and turned on British
public men. General Pot ha spoke in
the warmest terms of Premier Balfour.
The only incident which disturbed the
afternoon reception at the hotel where
the generals are staying was caused
by a German "free lance." who hart
just arrived here from prison In India,
asking General Botha to cash two
Transvaal bills for $2S5 issued in V.00
and given -to the man in payment for
services. General Botha said: "I can
not do it. my boy: I am a beggar my
self." Count von Norman discounted
the bills, as curiosities.
EX-GOV. DRAKE IMPROVED
He Suffers Oreatly from His Injuries,
Which Are Said To Ue
Centerville, la., Oct. IS. Ex-Governor
Drake suffers greatly from his
injuries, but his general condition is
somewhat improved. Dr. Sawyers said
that he had no cause for immediate
alarm, but feared that confinement in
bed would aggravate the diabetic trou
ble of his patient. The pain in his side
has increased greatly, but the doctor
says it is incident to the case. The
healing process has commenced, but
owlngto the governor's weak condition
will be slow.
He is inrased In a cast and cannot
move without great pain. Two ribs
are broken off and one nearly so be
sides other bruises. His appetite has
been better, and though very ill he is
hopeful and cheerful.
in the large 1
miles east of
arns CJo in Smoke.
, Oct. IS. Fire broke out
iarns at the country place
N. Higinlotham. three
this city, yesterday morn
y were destroyed. The
considered the finest In
Workmen succeeded in
le horses and most of the
ing, and the
getting out V
Found with His Throat Cot.
Sioux City, la.. Oct. IS.- George
Hodges, colored, was found near Nor
folk, Neb., yesterday with his throat
cut. He charges two fellow workmen
with assaulting and robbing him of
$20. One arrest was made.
, Boys Arrested for Hazing;.
Holland, Mich., Oct. IS. Twelve
boys of the high school here were ar
rested for haziw, holding new stu
dents under the pump, etc. The boys
were discharged with a strong .repri
mand by the justice.
THINK THEY HAVE
Atlanta Police May Have Caught
Murderer of Sleeks
Atlanta, da., Oct. IS. Atlanta offi
cers are positive George Burrus, the
soldier arrested at Fort McPherson.
is George Taylor, wanted in Sullivan
county, Mo., for the murder of the
Meeks family several years ago.
George's brother William was nun;;
for the crime. George escaped jail
and was never recaptured.
OF A WELL KNOWN BANKER
Madison. Wis.. Oct. IS. S. W. Reese,
a well-known banker of Dodgeviile,
was found dead in bed through suffo
cation of gas at his hotel today. It
is believed to be accidental.
MICHIGAN GAME LAWS
Those Relating to Qnail and Woodcock
Daily Broken Warden Wants a
Benton Harbor, Mich., Oct. IS.
Ilunters go out from this city every
day, and the report is that many of
them enjoy quail and woodcock pies
in spite of the orders of the state
game warden. Game is not so plenti
ful as in former years. The game war
den's department is making a desper
ate effort to make a c ase against Judge
Frank Hammond, who went out open
ly and shot woodcock, and then boast
ed of it to a deputy game warden.
-Busy Rill" Palmer has labored here
several days trying to get sufficient
evidence to convict Judge Hammond,
and the judge has given him all the
information jossible, even telling him
where he shot the woodcock. Other
deputies have been here working on
the case quietly. Palmer forwarded
affidavits to the warden's department
and some developments are expected
Found Head in a Cornfield.
Otsego. Mich., Oct. IS. Clark Brew
ster. aged OS. was found dead in a corn
field. He was a veteran of the civil
war. He leaves a widow and throe
Street Fairs a Great SitccesK.
Terre Haute. Ind.. Oct. IS. At
tendance at the street fair Thursday
beat all records for Terre Haute. Many
thousand excursionists from eastern Il
linois and western Indiana came on the
railroad trains, and farmers" families
came in a continuous procession. It
was estimated that over 40,000 persons
were in the fair district.
Si turns and Sieloff Draw.
Milwaukee. Oct. IS. Art Simms. of
Akron, O.. and Otto Sieloff. of Chica
go. fought a six-round draw before
the Milwaukee Boxing club last night.
The bout was a hugging match nearly
all the way through.
Secretary Shaw Keeps Moving.
Chicago. Oct. IS. Secretary Shaw
left here yesterday afternoon for War
saw, Ind., where he made a speech
last night, going from there to Detroit,
Wlire he will speak tonight.
Washington's birthday was made a
legal holiday by vote of the Massachu
setts legislature April 15, 1S50; there
fore Feb. 22, 1S57, was first a legal
holiday. For many years previous
Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis held a recep
tion at her home on Feb. 22, to which
all the people of the city of Boston
were invited. Her house was open to
the public on that day, and before and
after the day became a legal holiday
all the military companies of Boston
would parade past her house on the
22d. Probably the first occasion of
Washington's birthday being recog
nized was Feb. 12, 1781. That was by
the French troops at Newport, U. I. As
the 11th fell on Sunday, the celebra
tion was held on the 12th. This was
according to the old style of reckoning.
Checking a Hemorrhage.
Even a very slight hemorrhage is al
ways startling, but It does not neces
sarily mean anything dangerous. It
may be caused by a slight disarrange
ment of the stomach as well as by a
disease of the lungs or heart. No one
but an experienced physician should
decide this question, however. Let the
patient lie quietly and give him cold
drinks uutil a physician comes. A lit
tle salted water is a simple, familiar
household remedy for such cases.
Quiet and rest are positively essential
if the cause is a serious one.
Upon the graves of the dead in the
Turkish cemeteries little vessels of
water are placed for the benefit of the
birds, and some of the marble tombs
have basins chiseled out for the same
purpose, the superstition being that
birds carry messages about the living
to the dead and, like everybody else
in Turkey, are suspected of being
spiteful unless something is done to
curry their favor.
I'eriod of Deepest Sleep.
The period of deepest sleep varies
from 3 o'clock to 5. An hour or two
after going to bed you sleep very
soundly; then your slumber grows
gradually lighter, and it is easy enough
to waken you at 1 or 2 o'clock, but
when 4 o'clock comes you are in such a
state of somnolence that it would take
a great deal to waken.you., .
Reported to Have Been
Fought in Venezuela
With Terrific Loss.
BLOW FOR REBELS
Whose Casualty List
Alone is Announced
New York. Oct. IS. The consul
general of Venezuela in this city ha.s
received the following dispatch sign
ed by Dr. Torres, at Cardenas, secre
tary to the president of Venezuela:
"Caracas, Oct. IS. (len. Castro
communicates of a sweeping victory,
after seven days" bloody battle.
Three thousand casualties in the
May Mean End of War
If this report is true it is believed
it will mark the end of the Venezue
TWO COUNTY MEDICAL
SOCIETIES TO BE MERGED
The practicing physicians of Hock
Island county who have constituted
the membership of two distinct med
ical fraternities will hereafter be
handed together into one body.
The friction which has existed be
tween the two branches has been
eradicated as the. result of a visit to
the city yesterday of Dr. M. L. Har
ris, of Chicago, president of the State
At his request the officers of both
societies met and signified their wil
lipfiiess to unite as one body, and the
following resolution was adopted:
"That the members of both socie
ties come together and form a new
society and elect officers of a new so
ciety under the name of the Uoek Isl
and County Medical association, with
the understanding that all members
of both societies shall be charter
members of the new society and that
an invitation be extended to all reg
ular practitioners of the county to
The election of officers and tin;
completion of the reorganization will
occur next Friday evening, when u
mass meeting will be held.
FARMERS FORM INSTITUTE:
FIRST MEETING IN JANUARY
At a meeting at the court house
this morning 20 representative farm
ers from the county organized thu
Hock Island County Farmers Insti
tute and elected officers as follows:
President William Ashdown. Cue.
Secretary Frank Wood, Edging
ton. The following committee was ap
pointed to prepare, by-laws and con
stitution and to report at the rrext
meeting of ihe body: A. Saddoris.
Coe; William McCuIlough, Taylor
Kidge; H. 11. Carpenter. Edgington,
and S. J. Ferguson, of Kock Island.
The first institute will be held the
oth and 6th of January in Edging
ton. E. X. Cobb, organizer of the;
Fourteenth congressional district,
was present at the meeting this
NEW GUAM GOVERNOR
SAILS WITH HIS FAMILY
New York, Oct. is. Accompanied
by his family. Capt. William S. Sew-
ell, U. S. N., sails today for Guam to
assume the governorship of that sta
Truth is always consistent with It
self and needs nothing to help it out.
It Is always near at band, sits upon
our lips and Is ready to drop out be
fore we are aware. A lie Is trouble
some and sets a man's invention upon
the rack, and one trick needs a great
many more to make it good.
A Stay at Home Traveler.
Stranger What wonderful tales old
Blinks relates! He must have been a
great trareler In his day.
Native He was never outside the
county In his life; but, you see, his
mind has wandered for years. Ex
change. One of Her Brothers.
"Don't you know me? I'm your long
'now do you suppose I can remem
ber all the men I've promised to be &
Bister to?" New Yprk Herald,