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VOL.. LII. NO. 145.
EOCK ISLAND, ILL.., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 1903.
PSICE TWO CENTS.
Chicago Mayor Again
Wins in Memorable
The Results in Other
Chicago, April S. The first returns
received of the city flection save ev
ery indications of a Stewart victory,
there being large Stewart gains, he
carrj ing Harrisou's own precinct. The
gains kept up pretty well, Imt not
enough to dofeat 'Harrison, the final
CARTER H. HARRISON,
returns' showing the following state of
the case: Harrison, I4,."23: Stewart,
K:J)(.7-"; Harrison's plurality, (1,948.
"When the counting of the votes hjid
procctdeel for only an hour Representa
tive Loriiner greatly revised the
prc-election I'gtu-es. '. He said: "Mr.
Stewart will be t len-ted by 3,000 votes."
Party estimates were away out of line
before the election. The Republican
chairman claimed a plurality of 47.000
for Stewart, while the Democratic
chairman figured iiO.OOO for Harrison.
Other Candidates Had Few Votes.
The other candidatcsfor mayor had
few votes: Cruise, Lalor, got 7,842;
Breekson, Socialist. 7,117: Haines, Pro
hibitionist, 1,.'J;(J; Sale, 78S. It was re
port til in the morning papers that
Cruice. the lal or candidate, was claim
ing a plurality of 30,000 or so the night
before the voting.-
Other Illinois Returns.
Springfield, April !. The voters of
Springfield administered a rebuke to
iov. Yates and the state administra
tion in the municipal election yester
day when William J. Butler, the Yates
candidate for mayor, was overwhelm
ingly defeated by Harry II. Devereux.
the democratic nominee. Springfield
is normally 00 republican. Devereux
won by over 1,000 plurality, carrying
every precinct except one in the city.
C. F. Mortimer, republican candidate
for city attorney, lias also been an
aggressive ' Yates adherent and he
met with defeat almost as decisive as
that administered to Butler.
C.alesburg, April 8. The citizens'
ticket, with possibly one exception,
was elected here yesterday over the
liberal. A heavy vote was polled.
The. citizens' party made interurban
lines its chief issue. George Shum
way, citizens', was elected mayor by
100 votes. Roy llopcraft, liberal, was
probably elected clerk. The indica
tions arc that Xcls Nelson, citizens',
was elected treasurer, AVill Drown,
libera, attorney, and AY. N. Hart-
grove, citizens', assessor.
Kankakee, 111., April 8. The entire
republican ticket was defeated in the
township election yesterday by an
independent republican ticket, ma
jorities ranging fro o) to oo. The
independent are waging a bitter war
against. Len Small, leader of the re
East St. Louis. 111., April H. The
.citizens party, which has ' been in
power tor 14 years, was beaten yes
terday by majorities ranging from
1.2(H) to -1(51. Silas Cook, judge of the
city court, headed the independent
municipal ticket, beat the present in
cumbent, M. M. Stephens, for mayor
by, a majority of 1.200. Never has
such a landslide occurred in local po
litical affairs. Mayor Stephens' de
feat was due to his opposition from
local trust companies and real estate
Kewanee, April 8. The republicans
elected their ticket, with the excep
tion of collector, Lewis Moore (dem.).
N. W. Tibbets, supervisor; Elijah
Storey, assistant supervisor; Hugh
Hill, clerk; Michael Fischer, assessor;
Lewis Moore," collector; Benjamin
Price, highway commissioner.
Tcoria, April 8. The entire repub-
FAMILY OF THREE
RURNED TO DEATH
Overturning Stove the Cause of Ter
rible Tragedy at Philadel
phia. Philadelphia, April 8. As the result
of overturning an oil stove Mrs. Yet
ta I'rownstein, aged 30. and two chil
dren were burned to death today in
their home. Two other members of
the family were probably fatally
SOLDIERS IN MUTINY
Infantrymen at Lisbon Ilebel Against
Idea of Being Sent to
Lisbon, April S. One hundred and
fifty men belonging to the ISth infan
try at Oporto have mutinied owing to
the belief that they are about to be
sent to" Portuguese colonies in Afri
ca. The men hold the barracks.
threatening1 to shoot their officers if
the latter attempt to approach.
lican' township ticket was elected by
1,300 majority, as follows: Assessor,
,T. CJ. Janssen; collector, John II. Hall;
clerk, John Rrodbeck; supervisor at
large, William II. Allen; commission
er of highways, William Conrad.
Quincy, Ills.. April S. The , entire
Democratic ticket here is re-elected by
majorities ranging from 1.000 down.
Joliet, Ills., April S. The township
election went Republican, there being
8IEBECKER CARRIES WISCONSIN
Elected Justice of the Supreme Court-
Municipal Vote Results,
Milwaukee, April 8. The judicial
election in Wisconsin passed off very
quietly. Judge Robert G. Siebecker,
of Madison, judge of the Ninth circuit,
was elected to the place on the Wis-
consin supreme bench made vacant by
the recent death of C. V. Bareleen. The
indications are that Judge Siebecker
is elected by about four-fifths of the
total vote cast.
There were no changes in the four
circuits whica elected judges. Judge
Silverthorn, of Wausau, is re-elected
judge of the Sixteenth circuit, John
Goodland, of Appleton, of the Tenth;
James O'Neill, of the Seventeenth, and
O. T. Williams, of Milwaukee, of the
Second circuit. There were hot icon
tests for the position in every circuit
except the Second, where Judge O. T.
Williams was unopposed, and the Sev
enteenth. The proposed amendment to the con
stitution increasing the number of jus
tices of the supreme court from five to
seven undobtedly carried.
Comparatively few mayors were
elected in the state, and there were
few political changes in the cities that
chose executives. Oshkosh re-elected
Mayor Mulva (Dem.), and LaCrosse
has-defeated, it appears, the Republic
an candidate. Fox Lake, Waukesha
and Marinette went for the Republic
ans. The Democrats can-led Neenah,
Amherst, Berlin, Portage and Beaver
Dam. License carried in Lake Mills,
Glenwood. Stoughton, Sparta, Deer
field, Richland Center, Sturgeon Bay
and Proadhead. Viroqua voted against
PARTI LINES WERE NOT DRAWN
In City Elections the Liquor Question Was
the Issue Specimen Results.
Omaha. April 8. Municipal elections
were held In all the cities and towns
of Nebraska with the exception of
Omaha and South Omaha, both of
which work under special charters.
Tarty lines were drawn in but few
instances, the matter of permitting the
sale of liquor being the issue in near
ly every town. Republicans were suc
cessful in most of the towns bqprd
from up to this writing, where party
lines were followed, although Demo
cratic majorities were given in a num
ber of towns that have heretofore elect
ed Republican officers.
At Fremont the Republicans elect
ed their ticket with the exception of
two officials, and Blair elected a ma
jority "of the Democratic candidates.
David City, West Point, Elmwood, Ne
ligh, Tekamah, Springfield, Fullerton,
Ainsworth, Oakland, Friend, Orleans,
Norfolk, Elk Creek and a number of
other small towns will have high li
cense for two years. The Prohibition
ists carried Stanton, Lawrence, York,
Osceola, Stromsburg, Alma, Nelson,
Ainsley. Cozad and Craig voted for no
license. Norfolk elected its entire Re
STEAMER SINES IN HARBOR:
NEWS OF A VOLCANO
New York, April 8. The steamer
Allegheny, from Central American
ports, sunk in a collision with an un
known steamer during a fog in the
harbor today. The crew and 34 pas
sengers were taken off in a tugboat.
The Allegheny brings tidings of an
eruption of the volcano El Tierna
Firma, in Colombia, March 22. The
village of Teiojo was destroyed and CO
to 100 persons killed and wounded. -
President Roosevelt to Spend
Two Weeks in Yellow
stone. THE PUBLIC WILL LOSE HIM
Puts in a Day Among Familiar
Scenes in North
Livingston, Mont., April' 8. Presi
dent Roosevelt will enter Yellowstone
Park this afternoon and for the next
10 days the outside world will know
very little of his doings. His special
arrived here at 5) this morning, and
after a 13-minute stop, during which
the president greeted a large crowd
that gathered to meet him, started
for Gardner, which is the entrance to
There, accompanied by John Bur
roughs and a detachment of cavalry,
he will plunge into the park for what
he hopes to be two weeks of rest.
The remainder of the party will live
on the train at Cinnabar, three miles
Mandan, N. I)., April S. President
Roosevelt traveled through familiar
country and received hearty greetings
wherever his train stopped. At many
places he recognized old friends, and
from his conversation it is evident that
it was one of the most enjoyable days
of his trip. At Fargo. Jamestown and
Bismarck he made stops of from half
an hour to an hour, and discussed the
conditions in the Philippines, the tar
iff and the ger.eral prosperity the coun
try is enjoying. Stops also were made
at Casselton, Tower, Valley City (the
home of Governor White), Dawson,
Dickins and Medora.
Old Friends and Familiar Scenes.
At Bismarck the president was in
troduced to a number of Indian chiefs,
some of them had fought against Cus
ter. He had traded with two of these
Indians eighteen or twenty years ago,
and he instantly recognized them. The
most interesting ceremony of the day
occurred at Medora, where the presi
dent at one time owned a ranch, and
which was his postofliee address six
teen, years ago, when he was sheriff
of Billings county. Medora is a small
place, but the ranchmen from the sur
rounding country had come into town
and they gave the president a truly
western reception. Joe Ferris, who
was the president's old foreman, and
his brother, S. M. Fen-is, met the presi
dent at Bismarck and rode with him to
Meets Distinguished Indian Chiefs.
Bismarck, N. D., April 8. Standing
In the private office of Governor White
at the state capitol President Roose
velt received the assurance of the
friendship and support of the great
Sioux Indian tribe and similar assur
ances from the chiefs of the Mandans
and Grosventres. Twenty of the most
distinguished chieftains of the tribes
had come from their agencies to see
the "Great Father" and assure him of
their support and good will. There
were many famous Indians in the as
semblage. John Grass, the orator and
chief justice of the Sioux, made the
presentation of the tribes good will in
a translation of the address which had
been agreed upon in council of the
chiefs. At the same time Grass pre
sented the president with a peace pipe
of beautifully carved pipestone in
token of the good will and friendship
of the Indians.
Shakes Bands with the Reds.
Among the chiefs present were Red
Tomnbnwlc. r lrlitr whn kllltwl Sit
ting Bull at the time of the uprising
in the early 00's; Red Fish, one of the
hereditary leaders of the. Sioux; Black
Bull, Standing Pear, Crow Ghost,
Cross Bear and other Sioux chiefs.
"We have been treated well by the
good Great Father." said Grass, "and
we hope he will again be Great Father
when his time is over." Water, chief
of the Mandan Indians, also presented
written assurances of the good will of
his people. "Tell him." said President
Roosevelt, through the interpretater,
"that I am glad to see him. The Man
dan Indians have always done well."
Then the wrinkled old chieftains
grasped the president's band and sol
emnly grunted their approval.
BISMARCK LAVISHLY DECORATED
Roosevelt Portrayed as Ranchman, Soldier
The president's train reached the
capital city of the state on schedule
time and the president and party were
immediately taken through lavishly
decorated streets to the state capitol.
Three large portraits of the presi
dent were ranged on three sides of
the station, representing the president
at the ranch, at San Juan and at the
White House. At the capitol a brief
reception was held in the private of
fice of Governor White, where the
presidnet met and shook hands with
many of the friends of his western
Following the reception he delivered
a brief address from the balcony of
the capitol building to a crowd of sev
eral thousand people assembled from
all parts of Missouri slope. "I am
an old sojttlesr of this state," said the
president. "I lived here,twenty years
ago,, .and feel tha.t I. am slu, old-timer."
SAID TO HAtz
BROKEN THE CONCERT
Uncle Sam's Action in the Chinese
Loan Business Causes
rekin, .April 8. The United States
financial agent at Shanghai recently
submitted to the international finan
cial commission a silver bond for the
United States indemnity, to be pre
sented to the Chinese representatives
for signature. The commission declined
to present the silver bond, whereupon
the United States financial agent for
warded it direct to the Chinese. In
formation . received from other than
United Stab'sau sources is to the ef
fect Unit the United states has with
drawn the silver jUoiisl and is prepar
ing a ci'.J'stii.ute on a fold basis, which
is practically identical with the Jap
There is a strong feu-ling among the
other legations against the United
States breaking the concert, particular
ly as the Chinese admit officially as
they have always admitted private
ly that the debt is on a gold basis.
The United States policy is intensely
unpopular with, all classes of United
Statesans in China.
SHE HANGS HERSELF
Slow Strangulation tiie Sell-In dieted
Torture of an Indiana
Anderson, Ind., April s. Miss Hall,
57 years old, committe-d suicide by
hanging in a be-el room at the home
of Charles Bagot, a lawyer. Miss Hall
had spent the night at the Bagot home
In company with her niece, Mrs.
Crouse. who is the housekeeper for
the Bagot family. Mrs. Crev.se says
that when dhe got Up Miss Hall was
apparently sleeping peacefully, aud de
cided not to awake her.
Two hours later the body of Miss
Hall was founel dangling from the
door of her bed room. She had been
dead for an hour. To end her life, she
had use-el a small repe auel between
the rope and her neck she had placed
a towe'l and then tied the rope over
the too hinge. ind evidentlv sank on
the lloor ami awaited death, whie'h
was due to strangulation. Miss Hall
iiau ueeu in uaii ue'anu ieu &eeiui
Stratford. Ia., April S. -Mrs. A. B.
P.akhurst, wife of a wealthy re'tireel
farmer and Republican politician.
drowneel herself in a pond here. She
was despondent from ill-health.
Gov. Yates Favors Appropriation of
$250,000 to Mark Shiloh
Springfield, 111.. April S. Gov. Yates
sent to the assembly this morning a
message strongly urging the passage
of a measure appropriating $250,000
for the erection of inonumeMits to
mark the positions occupieel by Illi
nois troops eluring the siege of Yicks
burg. PROSPECTS NOW FAVOR
PEACE FOR A TIME
Vienna. April S. Advices from Mit-
rovitza say the sultan's Albanian com
mission has had a satisfactory con
ference with the Albanian leaders,
who promised fo maintain order and
send home the Albanians who had
assembled in the neighborhood, there
by assuring at any rate temporary
lie paiel a sieclal compliment to the
veterans of the civil and of the Philip
pine wars, wjio were present to greet
"I know, the people of the west,"
he said. 'There are two ways to
know a man by working with him,
or by fighting with him ami on the
ranges there are men with whorn I
have worked and with whom I have
fought." Concluding1,, the president
laid stress upon personal responsibility
and personal effort, as the essentials
in all well oing and public life. Upon
the conclusion of his address the presi
dent was again callenl upon to meet a
number of old friends and after a five-
minute interview the members of Uie
party re-entered their carriages, and
were driven back to;the station, pass
ing tn route the scene of a barbecue.
President Roosevelt- stopped long
enough at the barbSeuo to receive a
Teuge sandwiclx 0f roast leef and ry
bread, which he ate with genuine rel
ish. "Gentlemen," he said to members
of the committee, as his teeth clicked
through the s&ndwicb, "you have put
a cap-sheaf of enjoyment on my trip
so far. I know so many of you here,
and it seems'goexl to breath this free
western air again. I cannot thank
you too much for the l ' asure you
have given me. ' There was an enthu
siastic send-off at the station as the
president bowed his farewell and
waved his slouch hat.
MORE OF THE SAME
His Friend Thayer Tells What
He Knows of the Dead
10LD HIM BY PENNELL'S BEOTHER
Wbo Said the Debts Would Absorb
All the Insurance Hint of
Buffalo, N. Y., April S. Wallace
Thayer, who was Arthur R. Pennell's
friend and legal adviser in his life
time, was seen relative to a published
statement quoting him as saying there
was no douht that the story of mis
appropriations was true and that Pen
nell's brother, J. Frederick Pennell,
had pleaded with him to destroy the
trust papers, repudiated much that was
attributed to him and made a brief
statement which embodied, he said, all
that he cared to state at the present
time. Thayer said: "J. Frederick
Pennell, brother to A. R. Penuell, came
to me last Fritlay and told me Arthur
had left larg debts to friends in the
east. These debts, he said, were large
enough to practically consume all the
insurance, and he aelvanced that as a
reason why I should turn over to him
the $23.00O insurance which A. R. Pen
nell left in trust with me. He said:
'Unless you do this, there will be prac
tically nothing left for me.' "
Thought It Was Nervy.
"J. F. Peunell demanded that I
should pay these policies over, not to
the estate," said Thayer, "but to him
personally. I supiose his eounsel told
him to do it. It was one of the great
est pie'ees of legal impertinence that I
ever heard of. It was an invitation to
me to violate the trust which had been
i-cposenl in me."
"Will 3-0U turn the policies over to
the Pennell estate?" was aske-d.
"Not until the court of appeals or
ders me to do so," replied Thayer,
.last; What Thayer Inferred.
Then Thayer made this statement:
"I drew the iuferenee from J. F. Pen
nell's statements that his brother must
have made misappropriations of mou
cy. There is a vast amount of debts
against the estates some $200,000, and
I can't se'e how he tould have' got
into debt to that amount unless he
spent money belonging to others."
Thomas Penney, who has been act
ing as attorney for Pennell's estate,
when seenfwas unwilling to disclose
anything regarding Pennell's money
transactions. When asked whether the
statement regarding his relations with
Burelick, which Pennell is said to have
written out just prior to his death,
woulel be made- public at the inquest,
Penney said he knew nothing of any
COATS WORTH SAYS HE KNEW
Believes It True That Fennell Was En
gaged In Shady Transactions.
District Attorney Coatsworth said
yesterday that he had known of the
allegexl swindling operations of Arthur
U. Pennell for a wwk.
"I was informe'eL" he said, "that
Peunell had ben'n inducing his wife's
family and friends in Wayne to allow
him to 'invest their money for them.
1 was also informed that he gave them
fake mortgages on property and kept
up the interest payments in order to
cover up his dishonest transactions. I
have uet investigated the reiort in de
tail. but it came to me on such good
authority that 1 am satisfied of its gen
"Will you go into the matter of Pen
uoll's operations at the inquestV" he
"In one sense" replied the district
attoriie'y. "But as a general proposi
tion his swiuelling operations have no
particular connection with the Burdick
and Pennell inquest. In another sense
I shall go into the private affairs of
Pennell. My policy in the Pennell iu
eiue'st will be to bring to light every
scintilla of evidence which will or may
throw light on the murder of Edwin L.
Burdick. 'Die inquest will not be In
reality to determine how Arthur R.
Pennell came to his death. It is not of
any great importance to know wheth
er he committed suicide or not, hut
it is of the utmost importance to dis
cover the murderer of E. L. Burdick."
Charged with Poisoning Iler Husband.
Stevens Point. Wis., April 8.
Charged with murdering her husband
by poisoning, Mrs. Walter Harroun. of
Plover, has been arrested. Mrs. Har
roun admits having several quarrels
with her husband, but denies the mur
der. She says she bought strychnine
to put on the carcass of a sheep to
First Weddiag In the Mansion House.
Lonelon, April 8. The first wedding
which has ever taken place at the Man
sion House was celebrated there when
Miss Nellie Samuel, the lord mayor's
eledst daughter, was married to W. L.
Levy, a member of the stock exchange.
The ceremony was In accordance with,
the picturesque Jewish rites.
Department Store Burned.
Danville, Ills., April-8. The depart
ment -store of Henry Levin & Bros,
was burned Monday evening. The loss
Is estimated at $30,000, with insurance
of about $20,000. .... . .
OLD WORLD STRIKES
Military Charge on Rioters and a
Dozen Men Are Injured
Rome, April S. The strikers suc
ceeded in gathering in threatening
numbers em the Corso Yittorion
Emanuel, almost in the center of the
city. Troops charged the rieters anel
fired three times and dispersed them.
About a dozen men were wounded.
Order was reestablished, but the
city is still occupied by the military.
Amsterdam, April S. The work
men's committee decided on a general
strike of all traeles throughout the
Amsterdam, April 8. The govern
ment has ordered all marines mobiliz
ed within 4 hours. Three warships
wall be in readiness for immediate
service. Ten thousand men are idle
in Amsterdam. ' ,
The Hague, April S. The work
men's defiance committee otTereil to
call efY the strike if the proposed
"tyrannical" anti-strike laws were
Berlin, April S. A dispatch from
St. Petersburg says 'M persons were
killeel and 100 injured yesterday dur
ing labor di.-turbances near Nishni
TO DON CARLOS
Before Departure From Portugal
England's Monarch Says a
Lisbon, April S. Just before the de
parture of King Edward he gave a
lunch oil board the royal yacht to King
Carlos, who went aboard to see him
off. During the lunch the British king
proposed the health of the king of
Portugal. In his sieech he spoke in
the warmest terms of the friendship
existing between the two nations
"which shall continue to walk tegether
in the paths of peace, progress and
civilization for many centuries. The
allieel nations have both been gre-at
colonizing powers. My coun
try has but one w ish to uphold the
honor of the ilag and maintain its col
onies, without encroaching the posses
sions of others."
King Carlos replies! with like
warmth, saying that England could
count on Portugal being he-r true and
loyal friend forever. The British royal
yacht, accompanied by the British
cruisers Minerva and Venus, left Lis
bon for Gibraltar, amid the salute's of
the vessels in the harbor, and was
eseortenl twenty mile's out to sea by
two Portuguese cruise-rs.
IN A FEED MILL
Picked Up By a Belt and Thrown
Against a Fly
wheel. LislKn. April S. Arthur Anderson
met a horrible death In a feed mill at
Kidville. near Fort Ransom. The door
leading from the gtineliug rexin into
the engine room had become locked,
and in order to gain access to the en
gine the? young man was comielleel to
crawl through a small hole In the wall
through which the drive belt was run
ning. He was caught by the belt and car
ried and thrown against the flywheel.
The body was badly torn and death
was instantaneous. The unfortunate
young man was only 10 years of age,
and a nephew of the Hon. L. P. Ander
IN SANTO DOMINGO
Cape Ilaytien, April S. A govern
ment messenger who arrived from
Santo Domingo yesterday announced
S.00O government troops at the gates
of San Domingo City, and that they
had captured the suburb of San Car
olos, and three revolutionary gener
als, including Perieo Tetin. the prin
cipal leader ef the revolution.
NEW YACHT SHAMROCK
AGAIN SHOWS SUPERIORITY
Weymouth, April S. In a steady 14-
knot breeze Shamrock J 1 1 . again
elemonstratetl her superiority over
ShanirocK I. today in a leeward and
windward trial. Over a course of 14
miles the challenger elefeateel the old
boat bv 5 minutes anel 8 seconds. On
ly in sailing with the winll elid the old
boat keep pace with the challenger.
Is Chaser, II agger and Thief.
Kalamazoo. Mich.. Anril 8. Lister
oyle, an lS-year-old boy who held
Mrs. James Laugdon and made off
ith her uocketbook containing $10,
was captured, by Chief of Police Geo.
Boyles. Boyle admits naving cnasea.
hugged anel ai.no3'ed a number of other
I women withinthe past tea days.
ifi n mroi nrir
Death and Disaster in
a Storm in Ala-,
IN EARLY MORNING
Farm Houses Destroyed
and Whole Families
Birmingham, Ala., April S. Meagre
information has reached here regarel
ing a cyclone which passed a mile
north of Hanceville, Ala., at 2 this
morning. Owing to the crippled con
dition of the wires full information
has not yet arrived, but persons who
have reached here on a train from
Decatur which passed through the
scene of the disaster say 13 dead botl
ies were report eel to have been found
and upwards of a score of persons
Whole Families Perish.
Many farm houses were elest roved
anel Henry McCoy, a prominent farm
er, anil his entire familv of seven
persons are reported among the dead.
also a farmer named John Crifiin and
M0LINE WOMAN SEEKS
DIVORCE FROM HUSBAND
Jessie Renstrom. of Moline. through
her attornevs. Searle & Marshall, has
filed .-nit for a divorce from her hus
band. Albert Renstrom. on the
grounds of habitual drunkennes-s and
cruelty. She alleges that the man
who swore to e-herish. honor snel pro
tect her not only struck and abued
her, but that lie had wandered so far
from approved marital proceedurc as
to throw her bodily from their com
mon domicile so that she was com
pelled to seek shelter in the home of
a neighbor. On anoth?r occasion he
drew a gun and would have shot hei
if he had not been interfered with.
They have six children. The plain
tiff a.-ks attorney's fees, maintenance,
the custody of the children and a ele
cree of absolute divorce.
Judge Hiram Bigelow. of Halva. ar
rived here today and will occupy the
bench in the circuit court eluring the
present sitting. The balance of the
criminal cases are to be taken up
CHICAGO DRUG HOUSE
CONFESSES TO INSOLVENCY
Chicago. April 8. Lord. Owen fc
Co., wholesale elruggi-ts. confessed in
solvency today. The liabilities are
about !F00,000; assets. $:!00.000.
KING HAS CELEBRATION
OF 85TH BIRTHDAY
Copenhagen. April 8. King t hris
tian today celebrated his 85th birth
day. River Ilalletta.
Dang'r Hgt. Change
Line. 8a.m. 24hrs.
Feet. Feet. Feet.
St. Paul 1 7.2
Keil Wing 14 0.7 ...
Reed's Landing .. 12 .0
La Crosse 12 7.7 ...
Pr. du Chien 18 0.4 0.3
Dubuque ! n-5
Le Claire b 7.4 o.l
Davenport 15 0.6 0.3
Des Moines R'pds. .. 6.2 -t
Keokuk 15 11.0
St. Louis .10 22.2 0.2
Kansas City 21 11.3 0.3
River forecast for 48 hours ending
S a. m., Friday. April 10, 100:1: The
Mississippi -w ill continue to fall at
nearly the present rate between Du
buque, and Davenport.
The steamer A. J. Whitne-y left for
the north with six barges of Capt.
Whitney's fleet in tow. The boat is
bound for Yellow River, Wis., just
above McGregor, where a fleet load
of ties will be secured for the track
laving operations on the Milwaukee
cutoff between Muscatine and Conex.
The load will be towed down stream
during the latter end of the week.
The Diamond Jo liner Sidney went
through at 2:."0 o'clock this after
noon on her way from Dubuque to
St. Louis preparatory to being put
into commission in the St. Louis-Keokuk
trade. She will leave St. Louis ou
her first up trip Saturday, the 11th.
Boats down: Winona. Boats up:
Winona. Stage of water at 6 a! m.,
0.65; at 12 m., 0.55. Temperature at
IJcensed to Wed.
Thorwald Knuel.sen Moline
Miss Hulda Johnson Moline
Kirk Fude Coal Valley
Miss Edith Sommcrson ... Coal Valley,