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VOIi. MI. NO. 20G.
KOCK ISLAND, Hili., TIIUBSDAY, JUKE 18, 1903.
PBICE TWO CENTS.
Metcalf Bounced From
ment. NATURE OF OFFENSE
Of Which He is Guilty
and to Which Excep
tion is Taken.
Washington, June IS. On unques
tioned authority it is learned the fed
eral grand jury is investigating' the
postal atTairs and will Monday return
indictments against August V. Math
en, Diller nnd Samuel Gruff, George
K. Lorenz and Mrs. Lorenz. It is un
derstood the specific charge will be
conspiracy to defraud the govern
ment. Washington, June IS. As a result
of alleged indiscretion in matters per
taining to the award of contracts for
printing the money order forms of the
government James T. Metcalf, for
many 3-ears superintendent of the
money order system of the postofaee
department, has been removed from
office ly the postmaster genoml. The
dismissal is the result of acts of Met
calf in opposition to the bid of Paul
Herman, of Rutherford, X. J., the low
est bidder by $4o.bOO. and in favor of
the next highest bidder, the Wynkoop-Ilallenbcck-Crawford
company, of New
York, of which Met calf's son is an
employe. Metcalf was appointed from
Explanation of the Case.
company has been the contractor for
the money order blanks for sixteen
years. Paul Herman, the lowest bid
der for the next contract, formerly w as
in the employ of that company, as
now is and has been Normal Met
calf. the 27-5'car-old son of the deposed
superintendent. The old company pro
tested against Herman's bid on the
ground that he lacked the facilities
for doing tire work, and Herman asked
for a hearing, which First Assistant
Postmaster General Wynne pave last
Monday. Metcalf. was opposed to the
letting of the contract to Herman on
the ground that he was not able to do
the work. Heinian insisted that he
could furnish satisfactory evidence of
his ability to met the requirements,
and offered to give bond in any a mount.
Metcalf says that he has done noth
ing wrong and has nothing to conceal;
that his son's employ in the bidding
firm could have no effect on the award;
that he suggested Herman's return to
his old company to handle the gov
ernment work there because he (Met
calf) knew that Herman's means were
limited and that a stoppage of sup
plies in the midst of a contract term
would have proved serious.
Talk of Indicting Machen.
Another sensation in the postoffice
matter is the talk of indicting A. W.
Machen for forgery. The forgery
Is alleged to have occurred in 1894,
when Henry L. Lorenz, as a commis
sioner of the court of claims, was en
gaged in adjusting the claims of let
ter carriers. The check on which
Machen is accusedof indorsing Lorenz'
name was issued on a voucher drawn
on the postmaster at New York. The
general impression at the court house
is that the indictment will be returned
before the close of the present week
and it is intimated that other Indict
ments will be returned at the same
SEEMS TO VINDICATK TPLLOCH
Brlstow Replies and Present, the Report
Washington, June 38. The report of
Fourth Assistant Postmaster General
Bristow on the charges by ex-Cashier
Tulloch of irregularities in the postof
fice department has been made public.
P.ristow's letter to the postmaster gen
eral transmits the reports of inspec
tors. These largely confirm the charges
made by Tulloch. The papers printed
In fact, constitute by far the most sig
nificant documents yet made public as
a result of the sweeping postal in
vestigatlon. The reports show the ex
istence of many irregularities during
the period involved. The inspector who
investigated the irregularities reports
that the files of the postoffice cashier
show direct orders from superior au
thority for the disbursement of all the
questionable itema cited.
The inspector urged "that the re
sponsibility for the many illegal ap
pointments, the payment of two sal
aries to one and the same person, and
the disbursement of thousands of dol
lars for which practically no service
was performed," should be placed
r.-Jiere.Jt. crccerly belongs, and the
IN THE SUBURBAN
Whitney's Irish Lad Among the En
tries in the New York
New York, June 18. Twenty-one
horses are named to start in the sub
urban handicap at Sheepshead bay
this afternoon. W. C. Whitney's en
try, Goldsmith, was the favorite, 4 to
1. The. track is sloppy and sticky.
The. following horses are entered in
the suburban: Seratcher. Waterber,
tidewater, -Goldsmith. Irish Lad. In
junction, Zoaroaster, Sambo.
ltiany abuses corrected.'
In a summary of the several re
ports the postmaster general says:
"The charges of Mr. Tulloch is, in its
essence, against President McKinley
nnd Postmaster General Smith. Presi
dent McKinley is no longer living;
Postmaster General Smith, who" car
ried out President McKinley's policy,
has answered for himself.
The whole subject was taken up by
Postmaster Generql Smith and investi
gated by him. At the same time all
matters referred to in the charges af
fecting the payment of bills, accounts
and financial dealings generally, were
under investigation by the comptroller
of the treasury, and all the expendi
tures referred to were allowed by the
auditor and comptroller with the ex
ception of $1G0."
HEAVER ADVISED SILENCE
Vecause, lie Said, the Facts Would nit a
In Bristow's reply, referring to the
Inspector of the Washington postoftice,
referred to also by Tulloch, he says:
"Chief Inspector Cochran and Inspec-tor-in-Cbarge
Smith called upon mt
and advised me that the inspectors in
the investigation of the postoffice had
discovered many irregularities of a se
rious nature which seemed to be au
thor ized by the department."
Proceeding, Bristow says: "During
the progress of the Inspection I was
advised by the chief inspector that Mr.
George W. Beavers, chief of salary
and allowance division, had suggest
ed to one of the Inspectors that when
he came to certain appointments in
some of the stations that appeared ir
regular he had letter make no refer
ence to them, as they had been ordered
personally by the postmaster general.
I told the chief inspector to instruct
the inspectors to report the facts as
they would in any other inspection;
that I did not Itclieve the postmaster
general had knowingly authorized any
"Captain W. 1 Smith, inspector-In-charge,
submitted a special reiort on
July C as directed. This report dis
closed what seemed to me glaring Ir
regularities, and I submitted it per
sonally to the postmaster general, sug
gesting to him at the time that it con
tained matter to which I thought he
would want to give his personal at
tention." I'.ristow then refers to other reports
showing irregularities of various kinds.
These were all turned over to the post
master general, together with a spe
cial report in which he stated that "I
understand from the chief inspector
that complaint has been made that
Inspector Little was asking unneces
sary questions, with the possible view
of embarrassing the department with
regard to certain conditions in the
Washington postoffice. but that after
inquiry I was clearly convinced that
the questions asked were not unneces
sary or Improper."
POIST3 FROM THE EXHIBITS
Military py Boll Methods Stated, and
Other Seeming Sinuosities.
In exhibit A, which is one of the
reports of inspectors, irregularities are
shown such as one man claiming two
salaries: same thing shown on the mili
tary roll, where twenty-two men drew
thirty-four salaries. Other exhibits
show similar curios. A confidential
report of Inspector Smith made in 1S09
names four employes on the military
roll who appear not to have performed
any service in connection with mili
tary postal matteis and for whose orig
inal appointment or continuance on
the rolls no good reason exists.
A paj-ment to W. S. Larner, a mili
tary postal clerk, of $118 is shown to
be irregular, and that the cashier pro
tested. Larner appealed to the de
partment and the acting postmaster
was informed by the department that
the "Washington office held a letter
from the first assistant postmaster
general directing payment to be made
to Mr. Larner, and If that was not
good enough perhaps it would obey
one signed by the postmaster gener
al." The amount was finally paid un
der written instructions.
Objection is made to certain items
of traveling expenses charged by Per
ry Heath and Beaver, and the claim
of one O. II. Smith to a salary for
doing nothing that tbe disbursing offi
cer could find out. The cashier re
fused to pay Smith, when one Towers
said: "General Heath wants to know
why you do not pay Mr. Smith." Tow
ers also wanted to know whether he
should report to Heath the action of
the cashier and was told that he (the
cashier) would do his own reporting.
Attention is called to seven clean
ers, placed on the pay roll of the Wash
ington office under authority of the
first assistant postmaster general, to
be , charged, to. . the aprr?jDriaiion,. for
King of Servia Tells the Servians
What Principles Will Gov
ern His Rule.
ONE THING NEEDFUL IS AT HAND
Czar's Approval Makes the Country
Happy Story of a Grewsome
Geneva, Switzerland, June IS. King
Teter has telegraphed to Belgrade the
following manifesto to be proclaimed
to the Servians:
"Thanks to the favor of God and the
will of the people I am called to the
throne of my ancestors. I submit my
self to the popular decision, and to
day ascend to the throne of Servia. I
consider it to be my first City to thank
God for the favor accorded me, and I
express the hope that the powers will
hail my succession as an event which
will give Servia an era of repose,
progress and order. I give my word
to respect the rights acquired by all.
I will be the protector of the legality
and well being of the people.
Will Forget All Fast Wrongs.
"I call upon the heads of the church
and the military and civil functionaries
to retain their functions nnd execute
them conscientiously. I declaie that
I banish from memory all acts com
mitted during the past forty years
bearing upon me. Every honest Servian
will rind my reign protection for his
moral and material life. The motto of
my dynasty is: Tor the sacred cross
and cherished libeity.' It is with that
motto, assured of the attachment of
the army ami church, that I ascend
the throne as Peter the First, Linn
Settled by the Czar's Message.
Belgrade, June 18. The receipt of
the czar's telegram to King Peter fin
ishes, in the opinion of best informed
persons, natives nnd foreigner, all pos
sibility of an internal rising against
the provisional government of Servia.
The dispatch has so strengthened the
hands of the conspirators that there
is no chance whatever of opposition
to them. Nothing is now heard but
talk of the approaching reception of
the new king. Following is the cxar's
message: "Learning that the senate
and the skupshtina had formally pro
claimed you king of Servia, I venture
to expiess to your majesty sincere
wishes for the prosperity of your coun
try J.nd the hope that God may come
to your assistance in the enterprise
you have undertaken for the happiness
of your people."
SCENK OF TUE ASSASSINATIONS
How the Koomi Look YVliero the Murder,
an' Did Their Work.
Belgrade, June IS. The correspond
ent of the Associated Press was al
lowed to inspect the palace in which
King Alexander and Queen Dragawcre
murdered. The bed room remains in
the same condition as when the kir.g
and queen fled from It on the i
p roach of the assassins. The
costly silk bed coverings are full of
bullet holes, the conspirators having
shot wildly in all directions, through
and under the bed, chairs and tables,
in the efforts to find their victims.
A simple wardrobe room, leadlag di
rectly from the bed room, was the
scene of the final act in the d:ama.
The apartment is lofty, but scarcely
seven feet wide and fifteen feet long,
and is furnished only with three great
wardrobes. The officers who attended
the correspondent showed the latter
the bloodstained floor at one end of
the room, where the king and queen
fell, and the broken shutter at the
window through which their bodies
weie thrown to the ground below.
A secret stairway leads through the
floor to rooms in the southern end of
the palace. By this stairway the hap
less couple might have iittempted to
escape, but they were unable to do so
because the opening of this stairway
was covered by a heavy chest.
The Servian officers, chattering and
smiling, led their guest to the differ
ent rooms, eagerly pointing out the
bullet-holes, dynamite marks and
bloodstains, and displaying the great
est solicitude that none of the traces
of the slaughter should be overlooked.
Queen Draga's costly gowns and lin
gerie were overhauled by the rough
hands of the soldiers when the Asso
ciated Press correspondent was in her
bed room, and rude jests were made
concerning the drawer full of toys
which it was suggested were intended
for the "expected heir."
miscellaneous expenses. The inspector
states that neither the postmaster nor
any one connected with the Washing
tpn office was able to give any in
formation as to where they were em
ployed or the nature of their work, and
the inspector is of the opinion that
practically no service whatever has
been rendered for the money expend
ed. Similar things seemed to be com
mon and the report details several.
Aagustaita Synod Adjourns.
Bloomlngton, 111., June IS. Augus
ta na synod of the Swedish Lutheran
church in the United States closed its
session with a devotional programme.
The next meeting place will be select
ed, by a committee.
JEW HATER STABBED,
BUT HAY RECOVER
Had Much to Do With the Massacre
at Kisheneff and Was
St. Petersburg, June 18. Kroushev
an, the notorious Jew baiter, and the
editor of the anti-Semitic organ in
Kischeneff, The Bessarabetz, the ar
ticles in which are believed to have
been largely responsible for the mas
sacre of the Jews in Kischeneff, was
attacked by a party of Jews In the
He was stabbed in. the neck by one
of the Jews. The wound Is not be
lieved to be fatal. His assailant was
captured and proved to be a former
student of the Polytechnic school at
N EARING ITS END
Hestaurant Help at Last Willing to
AVaive Some of Its
Chicago. .Line IS. Alter much dis
cussion the joint board of the hotel
and restaurant help unions has voted
to surrender Its former position and to
recognize the Hestaurant Keepers' as
sociation and to ask for arbitration.
It is generally believed that this ac
tion will be acceptable to the employ
ers, and that the end of the strike, so
far as the restaurants are concerned,
is in sight.
President Gompers is said to have
declared that the stilke must not go
on In the face of the fair offers made
by the hotel and restaurant owners.
He is not in favor of continuing the
fight for the exclusive employment of
unionists, holding that the union idea
is strong enough to maintain and pro
mote the growth of tbe unions.
FOUR COMPANIES ORDERED
TO KEEP ORDER IN DUBUQUE
Dubuque, Iowa, June IS. The I'liion
Electric company suspended the op
eration of street cars yesterday pend
ing the governor's action on the sher
iff's request for further military pro
tection. Adj. Gen. Byers has ordered
the Waterloo. Independence and Ma
quoketa companies to hold themselves
in readiness to proceed to Dubuque,
but not until '. o'i f ck lat night. The
Fnion Klectrie company ami some
temperance organizations called on
Mayor Berg to close the saloons, but
he declined to do so. The company
attributes the rioting to public sym
pathy with the strikers and announc
es that its men have been armed with
Winchesters and ordered to shoot to
kill if attacked.
On receipt of the governor's dis
patch last n'ght announcing his will
ingness to send troops. Sheriff Stciii
er reque: ted four companies. The mil
itary will be stationed at the power
house and car barns and the cars will
be operated under police protection.
Des Moines. Ia., June IS.' Govern
or Cummins has issued orders to hold
the National Guard companies at Wat
erloo. Independence, and Maouokcta in
readiness for service at Dubuque in
case of need to quell disorders grow
ing out of the street car strike. He
also sent a proclamation to Dubuque
calling on the people to rcfraiu from
acts of violence.
STOLEN BOY'S EXPERIENCE
Pat Into Training: In a Clrcns to Act as a
"Wild Ho jr." lint He
East St. Louis, June IS. lacked up
In cages with monkeys and other ani
mals, his face and hands discolored to
disguise him, and his clothing taken
away to make hiin us near to an ani
mal as possible, was the fearful ex
perience of an Fast St. Louis 0-year-old
boy, according to his story, told to
the police. It was a training to be
a "wild boy" with a circus the lit
tle fellow was given, and for a week
after he was kidnaped from his par
ents he underwent the tortures that
have driven him almost insane.
The boy is John Lnytn. For more
than r week the child Iid bet.i miss
ing until the police found the terrified
little one running into town. The face
and hands of the boy are stained and
scratches and scars on Jiis body bear
evidence that the story of his treat
ment is true. Sylvester Baker, a negro
attache of the carnival show, is under
SENATOR QUARLES TALKS
TO HIS OLD COLLEGE
Ann Arbor, Mich., Jun is. Senator
Quarles, of the Michigan alumni of
o.i, delivered the commencement ora
tion of the University of Michigan to
day. OHIO OIL COMPANY
GOES INTO BANKRUPTCY
Cleveland, June IS. The Adams &
Sarber Oil company, operating exten
sively in oil lands and wells in Ohio,
West Virginia and other states, today
Tded voluntary bankruptcy proceed
ings. The assets are .$170,000, liabili
TWO HUNDRED LOST
the Cataclysm That Swept
Away Heppner and Its
SIXTY OF THESE ARE YET MISSING
Names of Those Who Went w ith the
Hotel People Fear to Live
in the Town.
Ileppner, Ore., June IS. Seven
bodies of flood victims were exl.umed
from a pile of debris 100 feet thick.
Of the seven one Is a Chinaman and
one a woman about 30 years of age,
unidentified. Two hundred people,
many of them women with children,
asked for permission to sleep on the
floor at the Boman Catholic church, the
court house and the school house dur
ing the night. The officers granted
permission, but were surprised at the
repetition of the request. It Is not
destitution but fear that causes the
inhabitants to quake with apprehen
sion whenever a cloud hovers over the
canons above town.
Town Under a Spell of Horror.
Many men declare that they will
never live in the town again, and are
imploring their families to desert the
place. This feeling does not wear ofT,
and it Is expected that nightly refuge
will bo sought for some time in the
public buildings and churches, which
stand well up on the hill. Despite the
endeavDr to soothe and calm prevalent
hysteria the people generally are un
der the spell of horror and business
has been abandoned.
Total Deaths Will lie About 200.
An official estimate shows sixty peo
ple missing and undoubtedly lost. This
is In addition to about ICO bodies al
ready recovered, making a total death
list of nearly 21 K.
Following Is a list of those miss
ing: Mrs. Harris Handby. one child
of Percy Dawson, four children of Jas.
Ixng, Mrs. F.va Baird, Mrs. Clarence
Andrews and one child. Bertha and
Bida Hamilton (Id and 12 years old),
Elsie Jones. Mrs. James McBride, M-rs.
Clyde Wells, Abe Wells. Mr. and Mrs.
Hubert McKewen. Mrs. George Thorn
ton. James Hockett. John Ayres, Mrs.
Carhea, four children of Edward Ash
baugh, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Sailing,
one child of W. W. Lipsett, George
Kintsley, Mrs. Guy Boyd and three
children. Mrs. Beach Haines, one child
of W. H. Carr, Mrs. William Hstes,
Mrs. Blanchard Field. Blanche Estes,
Frank Harriman. daughter of W. L.
Biggs. W. A. Fisher (of Haystack.
Ore.). Mrs. John Woodward. Not a Ad
kins. Mrs. Stalter and four children,
William Church and Miss Swanson.
Went Down with the Hotel.
The Heppner hotel register has been
found and the following are the names
of lost in the hotel: J. It. Brady,
Kelly, Mr. Calhoun. Bruce Gray (Ta-
coina), Andrew Peterson (of Hillshbro),
Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins, Bertha Fristo,
Hall Springier, Mrs. Gunn, John Stein,
and four Chinamen.
CONDITION OF POPE
Borne. June IS. Dr. Lapponi has
given Stampa a long interview, con
tradicting the alarming reports cii
culated concerning the pope's health.
The physician says the pontiff is won
derfully well for a man of !4 and that
his presence at the consistory Mon
day next will be the best answer to
Slower In a Taracle.
Baltimore, June IS. The Saenger
fest parade presented an imposing
street pageant. About .t00 men were
In line, Including the singing societies,
local German organizations, detach
ments of artillery and infantry from
Forts McIIcnry and Howard and ma
lines from the cruiser Prairie' and gun
loat Topeka. After marching through
the principal streets the singers pro
ceeded to Biver View park, where the
afternoon and evening were spent in a
11 all That Kills Cows.
Fort Wayne. Ind.. June IS. A hail
storm covering a stiip of land a mile
and a quarter in width passed over
eastern Allen county for a distance of
three miles and covering New Haven.
In places the hail fell to a depth ofwo
inches and crops are rulnd. Many
cows were 'killed. Bert Whitney, a
tramp from P.ridgeiwrt. Conn., was
caught in the storm nnd while running
on the Wabash track seeking shelter
was struck by a passenger traiir ai.d
City Is to Keep a Grocery Store.
Kenosha. Wis., June IS. The city of
Kenosha will try the most unique
scheme in the history of municipal
ownership under the terms of an order
issued by the city council for the open
ing of a grocery store and butcher
shop, to be under the entire control of
the city. In these stores all the pro
visions needed for the paupers will be
dealt out to them, the city saving
all profits of middlemen.
Textile Workers on l'arade.
Philadelphia, June 18. Probably the
greatest labor demonstration ever wit
nessed in this city was that of strik
ing textile workers, who inarched from
Independence hall to Ybe city halL
where a mass meeng was held.
Flood Situation, at Kansas City and
ity. Omaha, Neb., June IS. Rev. W. n.
Layton, pastor of the Central Method
ist church at Kansas City, Kan., was
in Omaha soliciting funds for the peo
ple of that city and Armourdale who
lost their homes In the recent flood.
Layton says the conditions In the flood
stricken cities are infinitely worse than
the outside world has been led to be
lieve from present reports.
"To understand the awful conditions
In the flooded regions the outside world
should know," he says, "that they are
driving many of the poor people there
insane. The day I left home I saw two
policemen catch a haggard-faced wom
an who was a raving maniac. Person
ally I know of a dozen cases of this
kind in Armourdale alone and doubt-1
less there uTe many more."
INJUNCTION USED TO
STOP STREET FAIR
Prominent Citizens Declare the Show
Would be a Nui
sance. Streator, HI., June IS. A unique in
junction has been issued in the circuit
court of LaSalle county prohibiting the
proposed street fair advertised by the
Order of Bed Men of Streator for the
week of June 21l-.Tuly 4. Prominent
citizens declare in their bill that the
affair would be a nuisance, and deny
the right of the mayor and council to
surrender the streets of the city for
such a purpose.
Owing to the fact that street fairs
have become numeious in Illinois
cities during the last few years the
contest will attract wide interest. The
injunction probably will be fought in
NEW JERSEY POSTMASTER
HAS SHORTAGE OF $2,000
Camden. X. .1., June 1". Louis T.
Derou.-se. postmaster and secretary
to the speaker of the New Jersey
house assembly, who disappeared yes
terday, has been located at Baltimore
on the verge of physical and mental
collapse. Deroiisse's liondsnien are
authority for the statement that the
postal inspectors have found a short
age of ?.()oi) hi his accounts as post
master. Appoil tn the I'vthlans.
S; ring!;. Id. III.. June IS. General
James 11. E.-.rkley has returned from
Bast St. Louis, where lie sient Sun
day viewing the flood conditions, and
where hy distributed several hundred
do'Vi s among the local Ki.ights of
Pythias lodgt s for ihe relief of their
si:!fer:p.g 1 retl rcn. General Bark ley
h::s is-in'd an appeal fcr aid for the
Pythians in East St. Louis and neigh
boring cities. He requests that con
tribut'oi s be sent to Millard F. Dun
lap, grand master of exchequer of the
grand lodge. Jacksonville.
Clieup at Ilalf the Trice.
New York. June IS. The library an
tl'oriiies of Columbia university have
a.niouiued the acquisition of what is
believed to be the most complete col
lection of anarchistic literature in the
"'r!'l. The collection was purchased
for SlOO from the administrators of the
est ;te of a French anarchist who died
iu Lcndon last winter.
x Ilattle of Hunker Hilt.
Boston. June IS. With Philadel
phia's famous relic of revolutionary
days, the Liberty Bell, and the memen
to of the civil war. John Brown's bell
from Marlboro. Mass.. as features, the
annual celebration of the anniversary
of the battle of Bunker Hill, at Charles
town, assumed unusual interest.
Crime the Resnlt of Jealousy.
Monroe, Mich.. June IS. Samuel Mo
Mullen is on trial for malicious de
struction of property. It is alleged that
on the morning of Jan. 21 last McMnl
len blew open the door of his mother's
barn in Milan township and killed a
horse belonging to a man named
Brown. Brown worked the farm be
longing to McMuIlen's mother on
sharer. Brown had been courting Mrs.
McMuIlen's daughter, who lived here,
and It is supposed this made McMullen
Election Crooks Indicted.
Lincoln. 111., June IS. The Logan
county grand jury has returned fifty
seven indictments against persons
charged with violations of election
laws. The jury sessions have extend
ed over nearly a month.
Trolley Car Mirror".
All the trolley car vestibules of Den
ver are to be fitted with mirrors as
fast as they can be placed upon the
cars, says an exchange. The mirrors,
which are of heavy plate glass inclosed
in solid cast iron frames, are hung out
at one side of the vestibule at such an
angle that without turning his head
the motorman can see exactly the con
dition of affairs on the steps. He can
thus watch the rear platform, and
there .will be less danger of the car
being accidentally started again while
passenger is getting on or off.
Awful Fate of Workmen
in an English Ar
senal FROM AN EXPLOSION
Floor of a New York
Box Factory Caves
London. June IS. Fourteen men
were killed and IS injured by an ex
plosion in the lyddite factory at Wool
wich arsenal this morning. Several of
the victims were literally blown to
pieces. The building was completely
wrecked. The explosion is attributed
to the bursting of a shell.
Six additional men are missing and
it is believed they were blown to
Ilox Factory Collapses.
New York, June IS. The third floor
of a box factory caved in today, car
rying :;0 young women in the debris.
Several were seriously injured.
SAW STRENUOUS TIMES
IN FLOODED DISTRICT
Passenger Agent V. A. Hart, of the
1 .urliugton. arrived home this morn
ing after putting in a strenuous PJ
days down in the flooded district. He,
in company with Division Supt. Berry
and Trainmaster Curt in. has been
looking after the road's interests at
Alton, which has been the terminus
of the roads entering St. Louis front
this side for m re than a week.
As is generally known the several
roads interested made Alton their
terminus, and passengers with their
baggage, and express, including al
most the entire daily milk supply for
the city of St. Louis, was transferred
from Alton by two steamers. The
roads whose terminal faeilities thus
depended were, besides the Burling
ton, the Big Four. C. & A.. Clover
Leaf, C. P. it St. L.. and the Wabash.
Three heatily loaded steamers arriv
ed each day and the passengers were
unloaded with a rush. It was Mr.
Hart's duty to see that the passen
gers intended for the Burlington were
gotteu safely upon their trains, ami
he and several others had a very busy
time ol it.
Mr. Hart left Alton last night and
it was expected then that t rathe
would be opened todoy over the regu
lar route into St. Louis, doing away
with the lxat transfer fcr all lines.
The Burlington is now. and has been
for some days, operating its trains
through to Kansas City on its south
western division, on schedule time.
All the washouts have been repaired
and the tracks have been restored to
their usual condition.
KNIGHTS TO HONOR DEAD
NEXT SUNDAY AFTERNOON
St. Paul lodge Xo. 107. K. of P.,
will hohl the annual memorial ser
vices at Chippiannoek cemetery next
Sunday afternoon at .1 o'clock. The
graves at the cemetery will be decor
ated by the. committee appointed to
discharge that duty in the morning.
Members of the lodge will meet at the
hall at 2 p. m. to take cars to the
cemetery. The deceased knights who
belonged to St. Paul lodge and tor whom
the services will be held with the
place of burial f each are as follows:
Charles P. Albreeht. Port Byron;
George K. Keed. Dixon; J. V. Bailey,
Cordova; J. F. Dixon. Bock Island;
T. S. Silvis. Moline; Dr. W. P. Alex
ander. Chicago; J. W. Potter, Bock
Island1; M. J. Higgins. Bock Island;
Morris Bosenfield, Bock Island; C. J.
Long. Bock Island; Fd Bergin. Bock
Island. H. C. Cleaveland. Bock Island;
August Ileusing. Bock Island; William
Stewart, Bock Island; C. W. Negus,
Rock Island; J. F. Bosenfield, Bock
Island; J. F. Bobinson. Bock Island;
Dr. J. F. Beiter. Bock Island; Charles
A. Stoddard. Bock Island.
JETT-WHITE CASE GOES
TO THE JURY THIS MORNING
Jackson, Ky., June IS. The case of
Curtis Jett and Tom White for thu
murder of Attorney Marcum was
given to the jury at 11:30 this morn
ing. WILL MEET TO ADJUST
DIFFERENCES JUNE 25
Scranton, June IS. The board of
conciliation to adjust the differences
between the mine workers and coal
operators will meet at Wilkesbarre