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THIS AR&TJS, TUESDAY, JUNE 2. 1903.
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real name attached tor puDUcation. no
such articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town-
snip In Rock Island county.
ing above the personal and political
gratification that comes with such a
victory is the satisfaction that loyal
citizens, irrespective of partisan nffili
ation, find in the triumph of principle
over narrow political methods. Apart
from the honor thus conferred upon
most worthy shoulders, the signifi
cant feature of the election is the re
buke that has been administered in
DAILY SHORT STORY
Told Just in Time.
"I beg pardon, sir," said a gentleman
to another standing oil the deck of a
Hudson river steamer. "Is that Pough-
"Yes, sir," said the man addressed.
He was a tall, spare man, with mutton
The outrageous gerrymander of the 1 chop whiskers and a professional look
rourth supreme court district for no hnnt Mm
ble practices for selfish political ends.
Tuesday, June 2.
What is race suicide compared with
automobile race suicide?
other purpose thau'-to1 insure the re
turn: of Judsre Carter to his seat on
the supreme court "bench, and the
snap political methods afterwards
employed to make s-pYe of his renom-
ination proved thenrndoing of the am
bitious jurist, and the party that thus
sought to hold the representation from
an originally democratic district has
lost in spite of itself. The people
The democrats, in the election -of
Judge Scott, have secured an addi
tional member of the supreme court,
giving to the party three out of seven
judges in the highest tribunal of the
The people want no peasnit politics
in the supreme court of the state.
June may bring us some pleasant
Mnv da vs. There were few in May.
Between the Turks and the earth
quakes there is not much inducement
to live in Armenia.
The republicans of this supreme
court district have aided in rebuking
small practices in high places.
The election of Ouy C. Scott to the
supreme court is not only a clean vic-
torv for democrats, but a victory for
Evidently the democrats of Hock
Island countv did not care to be "ab
solved" by J. P. Liooney and W. II.
.Moore from votinsr for tiny C. Scott.
The Arcus aram remarks that it is
proud of the element of republican
strength that came to it in the swap
of sore-headed democrats who be
came the adjunct to the Carter ma
. Ilaf ! C ..-. 1 -. Cnamlala
f ,A-hoxnet'saiesthiu. been -stirred up
in the postal department at Washing
ton that will not quiet. There is much
evidence that bribes were "riven and
received and that, all in all, the entire
department was pregnant with cor
ruption and dishonesty. It is remark
able that this corruption and bribery
could have gone on so long without
detection. In the case .of Superin
tendent of General Delivery Machen.
discharged from the service anil ar
rested for the alleged acceptance of
bribes, it is said that his peculations
have extended over a period of three
or four years. " Jet-rich-quick"
schemes have manipulated the postal
department at will and there has been
the constant practice of wrong in the
It is self-evident that the depart
ment has not been operated by rules
sufficiently rigid and exacting, and
care in choosing appointments has
not been exercised that should have
been exercised. The postal depart
ment- is now one of the most import
ant departments of the government.
Carelessness in making political ap
pointments in this department should
never lie tolerateil. the country will
learn a valuable lesson from this in
vestigation and its revelations.
Government work of riprapping was
commenced this week on Horse isl
and, opposite Chester, the banks of
which have been rapidly caving and
threatening a change in the channel
of the river toward the 'Missouri!
The republicans who rebuked the
extreme partisan methods employed
by Judge Carter to retain his seat on
the supreme bench of Illinois are a:
proud of the outcome as are the dem
ocrats whose candidate has been so
In Chicago, as in the Fourth Su
preme Court district, the democrats
won over narrow and snap, political
methods, despite the fact that a large
element of the ones that should have
been in better business was lined up
for the machine politician, .lodge Han-
ecy. who went down to ignoininous
Fresh testimony in great quantity
is constantly coming in. declaring wr.
Kings .New Discovery for consump
tion, coughs and colds to be unequal
ed. A recent expression from T. J.
McFnrland, Bentorville. Va., serves as
example. He writes: "1 had bron
chitis for three years and doctored all
the time without being benefited
Then I began taking Dr. King's New
Discovery, and a few bottles wholly
cured me." Equally effective in cur
ing all lung and throat troubles, con
sumption, pneumonia and grip. Guar
anteed by Hartz & Ullemcyer. drug
gists. Trial bottles free; regular
sizes, 50 cents and $1.
It seems probable that the Lincoln
Coal Mining company will not rebuild
the brick and tile works, recently de
stroyed bv fire. The management an
ticipate too much trouble at the
hands of emplojes through labor dis
putes and strikes, and tbe difficulty.
as one of the officials said, in main
taining a business without friction
and as a profitable venture.
Political pressure has finally caused
Gov. Yates to dismiss J. Mack Tanner
from the wardenship of the Chester
penitentiary, and apjKint Adjt. Gen
A. H. Smith to his place. Col. Thorn
as Y. Scott will succeed Mr. Smith as
Ladles and Children lavtted-
All ladies and children who cannot
stand the shocking strain of laxative
svrnps, cathartics, etc., are invited to
try the famous Little Early Hisers
They are different from all other
pills. They do not purge the system.
Even a double dose will not gripe
weaken or sicken: many people call
them the Easy Pill. W. H. Howell,
Houston, Texas, says nothing better
can be used for constipation, sick
headache, etc. Hob Moore, Lafayette,
Ind., sajs all others gripe and sicken,
while DeYVitfs Little Early Hisers do
their work well and easy.
Sold by Harper House pharmacy;
A. J. Hiess drug store, corner Seventh
avenue and Twenty-seventh street.
Shake Into Your Shoes.
Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder. It
cures panful, smarting, nervous feet
and ingrowing nails, and instantly
adjutant general of the Illinois Xa- takes the sting out of corns and bun
tional Gnard. It is claimed by the ad- ions. It's the greatest comfort dis
ministration that; Mr. Tanner has been covery of the age. Allen s FootEase
playing fast and loose with Mr. Yates makes tight or new shoes feel easy, think that?"
"Beautiful river," remarked the first
By the bye, can you recommend me
to a hotel In Albany?"
"The Blank Is a good house."
The questioner shuddered. "I would
prefer another house. The fact la I
stayed at the Blank once and passed
a very uncomfortable night.
"Was' It the fault of the manage
"Oh, no. The room was comfortable
enough, though there was a iolitIcal
convention in session at the time, and
I was obliged to share my apartment
with a , stranger. But we were both
comfortable, ; having separate beds.
Before '. we went to sleep we got
Into an exciting discussion which
heated my brain and possibly ac
counted for what followed. There
was another cause, however. I had
eaten roast pork for dinner. Pork
never agrees with me, and this especial
piece was not properly cooked. When
a man ents well prepared pork he's
very unwise, but when he eats badly
cooked pork he's a fool. Well, the dis
cussion grew bitter. The man's views
were ridiculous, and since he was quite
deaf I was obliged to shout very loud,
so that those occupying neighboring
rooms began to cry "Shut up!" "Give
us a rest!" aud such reminders that
we were annoying them. Finally when
some one threatened to call the police
we stopped disputing and went to bed.
Now, I never have walked in my
sleep but two or three times in my life.
Ever been a sleepwalker, sir?"
"That night I dreamed that the man
from the other bed was standing over
me with a knife. I awakened with a
start, and my heart was beating most
unmercifully. The other fellow was
snoring in his bed. After lyinu awake
an hour I went to sleep. Then I dream
ed again, but this time the dream was
on him. I dreamed that I got out of
bed, took my razor out of my satchel
went over to the bed where he was
sleeping and stood over .him. There
was a light In the hali which shone
through the transom over the door so
that I could see him plainly. His
breast was bare, and the sleeve of his
nightshirt had crawled up so far as to
leave one arm bare to the ellow. I
seemed to take a fiendish delight in the
situation. I did not intend to kill him
at once, but to take a long time about
It. I drew the sharp edge of the razor
lightly over his arm in several, places,
also over his breast, only skin deep.
just enough to draw blot!. He must
have been a good sleeper, for it didn't
awaken him, though he drew up his
arm and turned over.
All this was a dream, mind you, but
it ended quite differently. Suddenly I
awoke and found myself in the position
I have described.
"Well, sir, the horror of that position
I shall never forget. I wish I hadn't
begun to tell you about it. I have
never told a human being before, but
the moment I began to talk to you
there seemed to be some impelling mo
tive to d-aw it out of me."
"Never mind that," said the other
Impatiently, "we're approaching the
Poughkeepsle landiug. Finish your
"I was so demoralized that In shut
ting my razor I tried to shove it back
into the handle and cut a gash in my
hand that bled all over the floor."
The narrator paused, took out his
handkerchief nervously, then put It
back in his pocket.
"Co on," said the listener.
"Now, what's the first and main idea
that came into my head, do you sup
"I don't know. We'll be at the dock
pretty soon, and you told me you were
going to get off here, I believe."
"Why, no, I didn't. What made you
SEE BODIES FLOAT ALONG.
- Continued from First Page.
pie known to te dead, but the follow
ing are the only ones identified:
Henry Jordan, colored; Ward,
old soldier; Garrett, 5 years old;
Forest Kltz, teacher; M.s. Forest
Kutz; Louise Sea haven; Story,
infant: Mrs. Jackson, widow, probably
dead; John L. Adams; Mrs. Ida Mont
gomery, probably dead.
Provisions of all sorts are becoming
scarce in Toieka. No freight trains
have entered the city for several days,
and as InTge quantities of groceries
were destroyed In North Topekn there
will not be enough for the people to
eat If this situation lasts much longer.
It will lie at least a week before
freight trains from the east can enter
Topeka, and perhaps longer. An effort
will be made to secure a stock of
provisions from the smaller towns
down the road south of here.
It is reported that a vigilance com
mittee shot two thieves caught In the
act of looting flooded houses. The
work of rescue went on all day yes
terday and all last night, and many
lives have been saved by the rescuers.
A. man named J. C Moore floated all
the way from Topeka to Lawrence be
fore he was rescued. As soon as he
got out he telegraphed back to To
peka asking if his family were safe.
Appeal to Charity.
fopeka. June 2. Gov. Bailey will
this afternoon issue a proclamation
calling uix.n the cliaritame people or
the country to send aid to the flood
sufferers in the form of money. The
distress of the people today is so
great that the community cannot pro
vide for nil.
COMINO UP OUT OF THF WATERS
Dea Moines Ileglns to Feel Like Herself
Again Situation Elsewhere.
Des Moines. June 2. The Des
Moines river continues to fall rapidly
anil tram service on the main lines is
nearly m rinal. At Ottumwa the wa
ter is declining, but the streets art
ttill flooded and business is prostra
ted. Four miles of Burlington tracks
are under water. Numerous bridges
on the Hock Island are washed out
between Kldon and Keokuk. The
towns of Itentonspnrt. Karmington
and Bonaparte are greatly damaged.
I he conditions are worse today near
the mouth' of the river at Keokuk.
The rier is six to eight miles wide
and in every direction refugees ar-
Mcn on housetops and in trees shout-
ng for help.
Des Moines. Ia., June 2. Both the
t "4 -
i..es .uoiues anu tne uaecoon rivers
continue to recede rapidly. The East
Des Moines business section is free
from water and conditions are rapid
ly resuming normal in the wiiolesale
and manufacturing dist. let. The vari
ous relief bureaus are caring for all
the sufferers. Offers of relief from
outside are being dcclimd oil the
round that the city would be able
to meet the situation. Train scivice
has been resumed on all local rail
Des Moines. Ia.. June 2. The Crest
of Iowa floods is rapidly moving south
east. Two weeks ago extreme north
west Iowa was visited by the greatest
flood In its history. Now southeast
ern lowa is experiencing similar con
ditions. The Cedar river at Cedar
Hapids was the highest in history is
declining. The Iowa. Skunk and
tributary rivers emptying into the Mi
sissippi in the vicinity of Keokuk ar
spread out over a vast territory.
dltloiTs are still'bad, and railroads are
making little effort to run tiains on
regular schedules. This was the fif
teenth day, with one exception, of
rainfall, and the weather, for June, is
very cold. Many of the public schools
were obliged to close because uo fuel
could be taken to the buildings.
There is a little improvement at
Beatrice, and the worst is thought to
1k over, but the town Is still isolated
except by wire, and there has been no
mail for live days. Conditions are
worse at Crete, where the Blue river
is the highest , since the flood of ISM.
At Tecuinseh the Nemaha river Is still
out of its banks, and business is at .a
Lincoln is planning to start a car
load of clothing and other supplies
for the sufferers at Topeka tonight.
Family Drowned la Minnesota.
St. Paul. June 2. The Minnesota
river is on a rampage, caused by the
bursting of a dam at Big Stone lake,
near Hendersou. The stream is a mile
and a half in width. Members of a
family recently removed from Okla
homa were all drowned and the house
destroyed. - i i '
Special Itlver Knll.tlo.
Washington. June '2. Special river
bulletin: There has been but little
change 'in the' flood situation since
Monday morning. I lie Missouri river
at Kansas Citv is about stationary at
:i. feet, while the Mississippi at St
Louis has just about reached the dan
ger line of TO feet. North of St. Louis
the Mississippi is above the danger
line as far as Dubuque, particularly
between Keokuk and Hannibal, where
the waters are .'t1, to 41. feet above.
The Missouri east of Kansas City is
several feet above the danger line and
till rising. This rise will continue
for two of three days longer east of
llooneville. Mo., and several feet more
of water may lie expected at St. Louis
in the Mississippi north of the mouth
of the Missouri the additional ri
will not be marked.
Should not forget that the
G. (El H. specials are the best
on earth . ready to wear.
Trying on one of them will
convince you that our as
sertion is true. This make of
clothing is sold only by
H6e? New Clothiers
The New Clothing Store : 1714 Second Avenvie. J
Chicago Has One That Has Ileen Duly
Dedicated by a ltoman Catholic
Chicago. June 2. Chicago has now
for the lirst time a hospital exclusive
ly for consumptives. Bishop Muldoon
has dedicated St. Ann's sanatorium, at
Forty-eighth avenue aud Division
street. The buildings were uesigneu
according to the most improved meth
ods known, lo insure perfect sanitary
conditions. There are no coiners, and
scarcely any wood is used.
The lloors and waiuscottlngs are of
macolite. walls of porcelain or polished
nickel brass. The sanatorium is to be
conducted by the Poor Handmaids of
Jesus Christ, a Koman Catholic sister
hood which devotes itself exclusively
to the care of the sick. The hospital,
which was built entirely by public sub
scription, will be devoted primarily to.
to the care of tuberculosis patients in
the earlier stages.
t "iti ..:A-srf 's
Especially Valuable For All Metal 'SurfgcesiSk
tia iDDhi Dnnr RPinr-Fi
WON BUILDINGS, MACf1A'RV, SMOKESTACKS Efc
EGYPTIAN LEVEE BREAKS
and his friends.
Vindlctiveneis Again Overruled.
Incidental to their desire to fitting
,.w..wi u..... Allan mTnflO TJr.iT TVT V
and representative member of , j
It is a certain cure for sweating, cal
lous and hot, tired, aching feet. , Try
it todaj-. Sold by all druggists and
shoe stores. By mail for 25 cents in
stamps Trial package free. Ad-
county, tnai was responsime ior ma n ,rofl T hnri v of the
best physicians m the city, but I re- meeting any one. The railroad station
very near the hotel, and I passed
their party, the democrats of the
Fourth supreme court district have
shown once more that they do not
propose to be made a party to the
vindictive desires of any element, in
the party. The opposition to the elec
tion cf Guy C. Scott within the ranks
of the democratic party in Bock Isl
the snaiS county committee meeting
of a week ago, and which resulted in
the adoption of resolutions that were
in no sense representative of the par
ty's sentiments, was purely the out
cropping of spiteful feelings. With
methods so unbecoming and destruc
tive as they would prove, if tolerated
no loyal democrat can have' patience
or time. The party is too broad in its
nature and aim to become subservient
to the claims and ends of individuals
who ma- have scores to settle.
The party has the best interests of
the people and its own best interests
to consider before it can give consid
eration to the desperate tactics of
those who are merely seeking re-v?nge.
Rheumatism Cared la 24 Honrs.
T. J. Blackmore, of Ilaller & Black-
more, Pittsburg, Ta., says: "A short
time since I procured a bottle of Mys
tic Cure. It got me out of the house
in 24 hours. I took to my bed with
rheumatsm nine months ago and the
Mystic Cure is the only medicine that
"Oh, go onT'
"The idea that absorbed me was that
I'd be accused of an attempt at mur
der. I was all of a tremor. It seemed
as if my heart had stagnated. I would
rather have died than have got back
into bed. I felt that I must get out, and
at once. It was almost morning, and I
was to leave by an early train. I
dressed as quickly as possible, threw
my things into my bag, collecting my
wits sufficiently to be sure I left noth
ing behind to incriminate me, though
this was of no use, for my name was
on the hotel register, and stole down
and out of the ladies' entrance without
The tnpreme Court Election. .
The democrats, not only of the
Fourth supreme court district, but of
the state of Illinois, gained one of the
highest offices in the state yesterday
in the election of Hon. Guy C. Scott,
of Aledo, to the supreme court. Ris-
ceived very little relief from them. I
know the Mystic Cure to be what it
is represented and take pleasure in
recommending it to other poor suffer
ers." Sold by Otto Grot jan, 150J, Sec
ond avenue, Bock Island; Gust Schle-
gel & Son, 220 .West Second street,
Beware of substitutes offered by
unscrupulous dealers in place of Fo
ley's Honey and Tar, Foley's Kidney
Cure and Banner Salve. Dishonest
dealers for a little extra profit will
try to palm off worthless prepara
tions in place of these valuable medi
cines that have stood the' test of
is very near the hotel, and I
through it and over to the river bank,
for I had some time to wait for my
train. Where are you going in such a
"I'm going to get off."
"Do you live here?"
Hurrying after his listener, the story
teller caught him by the coat tall just
as he was about to dash up the gang
"Let me go."
"Not till voii've told me what has
started you ashore in such a hurry.'
Alexander,- Mo., Inundated with Much
Dot to in Land, and More Coming.
Keokuk, ilowa. June 2. Six hun-
ureii square miles of run Tarnunir
land alonir the Mississippi south of
here are under water. The crops will
be a total loss. Much of the land has
not- been flooded before for 30 years.
The loss , will reach millions. The
town of Alexandria, six miles south
of here, is entirely submerged and
people are living in the second stories
making preparations to move. The
loss to live stock will prove very
heavy. Grave fears are entertained
for the safety of the Hunt levee which
protects the bottoms from Warsaw to
Quincy on the Illinois side.
Keokuk, Ia., June 2. The Egyptian
levee five miles below here has broken
in twenty different places, nnd water
is running through the streets of
Alexandria. Territory ten by twenty
miles in the Clark counts, Mo., bot
toms, is submerged. Inhabitants on
the roofs are tiring guns for help. A
government boat and men have been
sent to the scene from here. No loss
of life has been reiorted. The levee
in the Hunt drainage district on the
Illinois side is liable to rive was' soon.
St. Bonis, June 2. Bulletins from
the Missouri side of the Mississippi
river, west of Alton, indicate that
twelve Inches or more of water will
send the Mississippi floods over the
levees, joining the two rivers and mak
ing a watery expanse of fourteen
miles. This will cover 211.000 acres of
bottom land said by the United States
agricultural department to be the rich
est wheat land in the world.
Shot by an Unknown Prowler.
Wooster, O., June 2. ProfesFor
John F. Hicks, assistant botanist of
the Ohio agricultural experiment sta
tion. Is dead, from the effects of a pis
tol shot fired by an unknown man as
he was leaving the home of his fiancee.
Miss Mary Gill, of this place. Hicks,
as ne was aoout to leave me nouse.
saw an unknown man run across the
lawn. Miss Gill screamed, and Dicks
pursued the stranger. A strugggle fol
lowed In which Hicks was shot in the
Was Ticked Out l, r f
Washington. June 2. It is said at
the war department that the appoint
ment of Professor K. W. Kemmerer,
of Purdue universit as financial ad
viser to the Philippine government
. . .
was niaue at tne express request oi
Governor Taft. who feels the need of
some energetic and thoroughly .com
jK'tent student of finance to carry out
the complex details of the plans for
a new monetary r-ystem for the Phil
Pnbllc Ilebt Statement.
Washington. June 2. The monthly
statement of the public debt snows
that at the close or business May r.i.
1003, the total debt, less cash in the
treasury, amounteu to i..j iu.rvv...,o,
a decrease for the month of $3.247,"Sr.
The interest-bearing debt aggregates
Fight with a Lunatic.
Carlinville, 111., June 2. A battle
occurred three miles south of Brigh
ton between five deputy sheriffs and
William Shellenberger. Jr., an Insane
man. In which two of the sheriffs were
severely injured. The unfortunate is
23 years of age and weighs 230 pounds.
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!f JMAV'.' lo' V- 4 4... V, -- ' - --.
W. B. K1LLMER.
330 TWENTIETH ST., OLD
PHONE 121, NEW
Milwaukee Boilermakers Strike.
Milwaukee, June 2. The boiler-
makers in every contract shop in Mil
waukee have gone on strike. They
demand a nine-hour day, "recognition
of the union," and a minimum wage
hca(e of $2.7." per day. About ten shops
and 380 men are affected.
NEBRASKA IN BETTER SHAP
Waters Are Rapidly Fall In and Some
Refugees Going Bark Horn.
Lincoln. Neb.. June 2. The flood
I'm going to send a telegram, a tele- situation is greatly improved in Lin-
phone, anything I can get through
qulckefit. I'm the prosecuting attorney
years, and thus jeopardize the lives of wh(J convCted your roommate for mur
For sale by all drug-
Can't be perfect health without
nure blood. Burdock' Blood Bitters
makes pure blood. Tones and invigor
ates the whole system.
derlnc you. He's to be executed to
The story teller has been wondering
ever since why he was seized with an
Irresistible Impulse to tell his experi
ence to that particular person.
. . PHILIE CAREY LEEDS. -
coin, so far as the Immediate sub
merged district are concerned. The
nvater in the western lowlands is be
tween five and six feet below the high
water point of Saturdas aud some
of the drowned-out residents have
moved back to their .homes, notwith
standing the' Intermittent showers. A
6ho.it Usta.nce.pvitgidg.Qf LlOQOla con-
Egan's Remains Fonnd.
Bolton, Mont., June 2. The remains
of Superintendent B. F. Egan. of the
Great Northern rail rem d. who was lost
in the mountains of Montana while
hunting. Nov. 4, 19o2. have been recovered.
Tont Fonr Men In a Gale.
St. Johns. Nd., June 2. The United
Statesan fishing schooner, Helen F.
Whitten. of Gloucester, has arrived
here aud reiorts having lost four men
in last week's gale.
Stabbed a Girl on the 8treet.
Marion, Ind., June 2. As a result
Of jealousy Charles Moore, aged 20,
stabbed and seriously injured Mamie
Williams, aged 18, as she stepped from
a street car here.
O PMTM ALJViOLOGY
'A science for the ixnaLlysis of the
cause of human ills and How to
Should know that this is not. a science that practices by
By its assistance nature cures cross eyes without- operation;
Headache without drugs: Dyspepsia without fool foods;
Hysteria without a strait, jacket; Female diseases without
a trip to the hospital; Epilepsy without, poison: and a thou
sand nervous troubles. SIMPLY KEMOVK THE CAUSK IS
THE SF.CKET. A-TIJI E OPHTHALMOLOGIST EX
PLAINS YOUR CASE TO YOU.
DR. G. B- SliOOP
BOOM 7. BUFOKD BLOCK.
Now Is The Time....
to paper your rooms. We have a large assortment of
both cheap and high grade papers, which we arc selling
at th lowest prices in the city. We also have a large and
complete force of workmen. All kinds of painting ami
papering pVdmptly attended to and satisfaction guaran
PAR.1DON L SON.
Tbones Old Union 213; new 5213. r 419 Seventeenth St.
t Wholesale Dealer in I'URE WINES AND LIQUORS.
X WAUKESHA AND COLFAX MINERAL
L Ilf A TT7" T f
Manufacturer of WINXEK'S CELEBRATED UIXTEKS.
1918-1618 Third Avenue, Bock Island, I1L t