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AMD . ARGfU
VOIi. Mil. NO. 152.
ROCK ISLAND, Ilili., FRIDAY, APRIIi 15, ls04.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Artist, on Fated
WAS ADMIRAL'S GUEST
Port Arthur Silent on
Tien Tsin. April IV It is averted
here the rca-on of the t.elav in the
movements of the Japanese arniv in
Kirea is that out 1- per cent of the
troops are .suffering from a malignant
sickness des.cribcd as being a species
of lieri beri.
Groit Iok Reported Dead.
St. Petersburg. April I.". Persistent
riiniors arc in ei ren la t i n that (iranl
Duke Cy ril is dead, but the Associa
te l Press cannot secure aiiv cou(irma-
Iort Arthur Slleut.
St. Petersburg. April 1.".. Fp to the
pre-nt hour imt a single new dispatch
has come from Fort Arthur, although
Sovral newspaper coi respondents lire
there. Vassili Verestchagin. the Kus
eian painter, was Vice 'Admiral Maka-
roff s truest on the IVtropavIovsk. It
is reported that he was lost witli the
M,ryllofr lo Snrrrril Miikarofr.
Ft. Pep-rsburg. April M. It has been
definitely decided that Vie Admiral
Skiydloff. commander of the I Hack sea
fleet, will succeed the Lite Vive Ad
miral Makaroff a comma niler-In-ohicf
of t!i- Km-si.-iii nival forces in the Far
Fast. Orders have been sent to Yi-o
Amiral Skrydloff to conic t St. Peters
brrtr for the purpose of receiving in
struct l ns. niter which o will lemo fni-m-iliati
iy for the Fat Fast.
.lAI'.tM'fK AttOINT lISCKr:lITr.l
t. I'rOrilmrt; Ka-flifti- to Heliere the .Japs
Sunk tbe Cir'i si p.
St. Petorsbrg. April 1.1. Uear Ad
miral Fib's' statement that Vice Ad
miral Togo's fleet was responsible for
the sinking of the battleship Petro
pavlovsk at Fort Arthur i ollieiallv
denied here. A member of the gener
al s staff informs ice .vssncia icil ,t ress
. . Ansrr.i yrttwrHAor.
that the advice received do not show
that a naval engagement took place
unless the cornering and sinking of the
torpelo boat destroyer Kezstrashni
(an be so denominated.
The destroyer mid four consorts were
utiie scouting during the night. The
Itezstranshni lagged Whlnd and be
en me lost in the mid-t. When day
broke she tried to creep in along the
coast, but was discovered. cut otT. over
powered and sunk, only five of her
crew escaxing. The fate of th other
members of the crew U unknown, al
though it Is believed that some of them
may have lien captured.
That the IVtropavIovsk was blown
up by n mine placed at the ntrance to
the harbor to prevent the blocking of
Fie channel is the opinion enteifaineil
by the seneral staff. It is true that the
vessel sank in full view of Vice Ad
miral Togo's fleet, which was seen on
the horizon, but ber los was not
caused througii the ajrrn-y of that fleet.
There is a disposition, however. p raise
tleship. similar to the oontiovcrsy
n controversy to whether Fie explo
sion occurred inside or outride the lat
whicli followed tl:e tie:; uct. or. of tl:e
Maine !u IIaana harbor.
The fact tl.at muny of th wounded,
including Ira nil I);;ko Cyril .were
ld:y burred eenied to supoit the
theory of an internal explosion. Ti.e
tirst disp-atch received from Hear Ad
miral i ;risorevitch .corns ndant at Port
Arthur, distinctly state.! ttat mtl:e
s-hip sruek a mne. tut Hear Admiral
Prince uktomky's telcgram refers
only to an explosion.
Iter YTIrvlMS Tlrrpbr-
Washington. April 15. The Kin
i,au jjoerami-ut ha given uvtice that
"4 Hi' &
AMES IS IN THE
TOILS ONCE MORE
Minneapolis Former Major
Fresh Charges of Bribery
Ani-s. former mayor of MiniienoIis,
has been a I rested on an indictment
charging li i in with accepting a bribe
lec. 1.1. WOl. from P.essie Lee.
The indictment is like the others up
on which he won hrst arraigned, but
!he sensational feature of this one is
that the same witnesses are not de
pended upon. On the indictment aj-
pear the name of Lilly T. Ames, wife
of Colonel Fred Ames; Joseph Cohen,
Frank I-irrabee, Irwin A. Gardner,
Thomas It. IJrown and two women. Dr.
Ames pleaded not guilty, and his case
was set for trial May .
DOWN BY M0R0S
Capt. David Wheeler Fatally Woand-
ed While on Keconnoitering
. April l.". (apt. David 1'
ami Corporal Percv llevvelt.
"".'ml infautr. while recon-
r the Moro works along; 'he
river, island of .Mindanao.
April 11. were stabbe:! in the abdo
men. lu-eler !u'l 1 lie I. , th. and llc-
elt is fatallv wounded.
CHICAGO AND ALTON COAL
MINERS ACCEPT SCALE
Springfield. 111.. April The coal
operators nnd miners of Ine Chicago
and Alton sub-district, which embraces
fourteen mines with .'. lm miners, have
agreed tijion a scale after being in ses
sion over a week. i he scale or last
year was ng:eed up-m. wiMi th" ccep-
;oii that powder shall be delivered at
fae. and more stringent rules adopt
ed for tiring.
WIRES EOY S DEATH TRAP
Ilurrv (iiiMsaoi l.l-liM'iilel Wlion
fall, lu Tliein ( rond l"oullr
to Help II tin.
Chicago. April !.". Caught Wednes
day night in a net of live wires after
fl rail from the enter street station
of the North west rn Flevated railroad.
Harry 5 una son. an 11 -year-old ly.
was electrM-uteU lu midair. 1 lie iau
had nttemptel to climb to the eta t ion
platform from the rear of his home
at ISO Sheffield avenue. and when he
was just about to crawl upon it lie
missed his footing and fell.
In doing so he became entangled in
the feed wires, which are a short dis
tance below the station platform. The
boy grasied at them to prevent him
self from reaching the ground and held
on until his fingers were binned away
and his clothing set ablaze. While his
flesh was being cluirred and his gar
ments were flaming up he cried for
help. A small crowd gathered, but lis
members were unable to do anything
to help the boy. (lunason held on to
the wires until his ringers wore burned
through, then he released his hold and
fell twenty feet to the ground, fractur
ing his skull. He was dead when
HEART FAILURE FOLLOWS
JURY'S VERDICT OF GUILTY
.nana po. i. lud.. April 1.". Waiter
P.rovvu of Fikhart was found guilty
Wednesday night of con-piracy to
wreck the Fikhart National bank. Im
mediately after he was stricken with
DON CECILIO BAEZ FIRST OF
OF BIS CLASS FROM PARAGUAY
Washington. April !.". Don Cccilio
Dae, the first envov extraordinary
and minister plenipotentiary to the
I "hi tee
States from Paraguay, vva
by President Koosevelt at
Hi use todav.
ll.e newspaper correspondents using" wire
less telegraphv wi'I be treated as
pics and shot.
Attanlt on Collin. Protri f atal.
Yit:c i.nes. Ir.d . April 15. Perry C.
Co!!in. Kcpubli -.in candidate for the
Twelfth Jnd cial ciriuit. died on the
way to th' county poor asylum from
the hospital wrd at the jail. Co'.lins
was found unconscious on the street
Saturday night either from being
struck on the head or falling ou the
In the Hand, of Itrrritera.
Baltimore. April The Baltimore
F'.iitah!c Life Insurance company has
rone into the hands of receivers in the
circuit court uion the application of
Stat.' Insurance Commissioner Lloyd
Wilkinson and up -n an answer tihil by
the company 111 win li the appointment
or nveivers was eotwmtc.i to.
(hocked to lcatt liy 6anu(i
:ioux Falls. S. !., April lo. Uen.-i
oJhuson. the 1 year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles oJhnson. well-
known residents of this city, is dead
as th result of chunk of bologna lodg-j
ing in her wind pipe.
Commander-in-Chief of Russian
Artillery Said to Have
AVOIDED COURT-MARTIAL TRIAL
Had Disobeyed Orders in Placing
Batteries Believing War
r.vuiunnen, .prii i.j. ?martmr un
uer a reiniKe irom me car lor a :i
rect cisobedience of orders, (Jen. .Vit
vater. actuiff foinmanler-in-chief o
artillery, is said to have committed
suiciile. The affair has caused a pro
found seiiati.ii in official circles. In
the meantime, the result of tien. Alt
vater's disobedience mav have u lis
i.-trous effect on the Kussian cam
paigu in the far east.
It appears that late last ear. when
the situation m the orient began to
assume serious proportions, it was
discovered that the Kussian army was
siiuiy uencieiu in liglit mounted ar
tillery. As it was known in St. Pe
tersburg that France not long before
had adopted a light artillerv field miii,
Kussia applied to her ally ami seven
batteries were promptly forwarded to
Thoaeht War Out or Uut-ntioa.
(Jen. Altiater. like a number of nth
er armv otticers. was convince-I thai
war vith Japan was beyond t lie pah
oi oossioiiirv. . aclimr com m:i m er-
in-chief of artiilery in the absence
rand Duke Michael, who was invalid
ed at ("aniie-. h- sent the entire seven
batteries to the army occupying the
I.a-t Saturday an urgent telegram
w;is received at St. Petersburg" from
Jen. K u rolia t kin. askim" wlicn- 1 1
light batteries were, and dwelling anx
iously on their urgent need at the
front. The car summoned (Jen. Alt-
vater before hull, where aftt-r :i 11:1111.
fill s,..i,. the ntlicer admitted that he
had been ('isobedienf .
It i learned that (Jen. Altvater i-
deai.. ha v 1 1) ir- it
is lee !a re 1 . committed
than face probable
The batteries have
cut to (Jen. Kuropat-
kin's aid with the utmost I
FORTY-SEVEN MEMBERS IN
TWO IMMIGRANT FAMILIES
Baltimore. .Mil.. April 1.". Two rec
ord breaking families bound for Cril
cugo lauded from the steamer I'.rand
enlMrg from Broim n Thursday and
left for the west iit night. (Hie is
headed by Joseph Zowinski. aged 7.
whose sons and daughters anil grand
children number thirty. The other is
that of Carl Zenke, and number seven
teen. STATE OF MAINE IN LINE
TO SUPPORT ROOSEVELT
Portland. Me.. April 17,. The Kepub
licans of Maine at a largely attended
and harmonious convention here elect
ed deleuates-at-large to the national
convention and electors of president
and vice president. Kesolutions indors
ing the administration of President
Koosevelt were adopted ami his nomi
nation was recommended.
LIEUT. DAVIDSON, KILLED
ON MISSOURI, IOWA MAN
Sioux City. la.. April 1.1. Lieu rem
ain W. C. Davidson, who was killed in
the explosion on tin battleship Missou
ri, was the only son of -Mr. ami Mrs.
Andrew J. Pavidsnn. of this city. He
wjis appointi-d to the naval academy at
the request of Kepresentative Pickler.
of South Dakota, while Mending the
njrriculturni college at Ilrookings. S. D.,
SEES A VIOLATION OF NEUTRALITY IN SALE OF
GERMAN STEAMSHIP TO RUSSIA.
Tterlin. April M. In the rcirhstag
Flerr Kobe!, the socialist leader, de
clared the socialists did not object to
Chancellor von Iiuelow's declaration of
neutrality and the localization of the
war in the Far Fast, but Germany's
neutrality was not above doubt. He rr
ferred to the Hamburg-American
Steamship company's sale of the
steamer Fuerst Kismarck to a Kussian
company, and asked whethir the for
eign office jiermitted the sale, as he n
pumed was the case, since the director
of the company are oantious men. who
would not ' conjure tip a conflict with
The steamer was an auxiliary ;r.
er of the German navy at the time of
the outbreakof the war: hence hr sale
was all the more astouishlng. Ilerr F.e
bel added that it was also asserted
that the German steamer Kaiser Fried
rich had leen sold to Kiissia. Siii h
sales, however, can only accomplish in
directly the re-eiifcrcement of the Kus
sian navy. "We." said Ilerr IteUd.
"must energetically protest against
such a procedure. The world is tilled
with tinder material. One spark can
et the world ablaze. I. therefore, ask
the chancellor what he thinks of these
Fa Ies and the resulting da mare to Jinan
and the advantage to Russia?
Gunner's Hate Prevent
ed Blowing Up of
LEAPED IN, SHUT DOOR
Capt. Cowles Kept Mis
souri From Going
Peiisacohi. Fla.. April 1... That the
Missouri had a narrow escape from
being- blown to pieces by an explosion
f tht; magazine and also being beach
ed has come to light. I apt. I w Ies
prevented the latter when the vessel
was within L'."i(l yards of the beach by
ordering the ships course changed.
Chief (iminer's Mate Moiison saved
the ship and the lixes of over (Win men
by jumping into an open magazine and
closing the door behind him.
lumped tn aud Clunrd Door.
It is stated that when the otticers
heard the explosion in the turret aud
aw the tire lapping through llie top
they realized a hot magazine would
next explode and headed the ship for
the beach, intending- to beach her if
possible before the explosion. Cowles
piickly stopped the plan and put the
ship back to sea. When the first ex
plosion occurred in the turret the'meii
in the handling room knew in an in
fant what had occurred.
Was Clone Call.
The magazine door was open and
landing against it were tour charges
f powder, itliout a iiiomeniV hesi
atioii Moiison shovei! these aide. and
pimping- into the magazine closed the
oi r after him. The magazine was
flooded with water, and when ihev
pened the door they found Moiison
barelx alive, the water having" reach-
I to his neck.
The damage to the battleship is
miicU greater than was stated at tir-t
In addnn 11 to the hiiffe amount of
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 ruined liv the noodiug ot
lie magazine th
1 nrret is bad-
v in pi red. I he
is a charred
111 of the gun
mass, and the mechani
i-- completely ruined.
of damages are $.-,0.(11 Hi.
t'xlra I'r' : ill itiii Were Taken.
Captain . Cowles and Lieutenant
Hammer, tTie ordnaiK-e officer, iiad tak
?n extra precautions against such an
accident, realizing that such could oc
cur, ami for three days no tiring with
t e large pieces was done on account
el' the wind being from off shore. Final
ly Wednesday morning it shifted, and
it was denied safe to comiiioscc the fir
ing. Lieutenant Hammer had remaiii
d in the turret watching 1 lie tiring
until the tirst string of snots had been
tired in rapid succession. He thought
from his observations that i was safe
to allow the continuation at rapid tir
ing, ami left the turret to -onsult with
the target ex peit on board on this mat
ter. Only three shots of the second
6tring had been hrel when the explo
Mm. liotkin ou fler Third Trial.
San Francisco. April 1.1. Mrs. Cor
delia I'.otkin appeared in Police Judge
Cnulan's court for Iit preliminary ex
amination on the charge of murdering
Mrs. Josiah Deane. of oDver. Del. The
taking of testimony of the Delaware
witnesses was begun!
"During the P.oer war an r.nglih
firm placed largo orders for Krupp
shells, but the Gorman government
finally, after Ihe fact couM no longer
be denied, took energetic measures to
prevent the order being filled. The
present case is precisely similar. The
sale of the German ships is doubly
objectionable, as rumors are circulat
ing of a far coming bill to increase the
strength of the German nary." The So
cialist leader further dilated on the
recent expulsion of Mandelstamms,
Silberhaums and other Kussian stu
dents from Germany for an offense
which Minister of the Inferior von
Ilaininersteiii had characterized as
Chancellor von ltuelow .in rply, ex
pressed his pleasure at the fad that
Herr KcIk-I had solemnly dclared
that Germany must not take sides with
either party engaged in the war. but
he was sorry to observe that the So
cialist press took sides agalnt Kussia
in the mot partisan manner, trying
unweariedly to embroil Germany with
Kussia. Continuing the chancellor said
that according p the prfnofpl of in
ternational law hitherto prevailing
the sab of the vessels of private firm
to a foreitn state w admissible At
any r?te, the question $vas a very
BOLT THE MEETING
Hearst Men Leave Convention
Hall of New Jersey Dem
ocrats. A HUNDRED OUT OF 1,200 GO
Delegates Named by Minority Will
Contest for Seats at St.
Trenton. N. J., April l.". A practkal
y harmonious Democratic state con
vention of more than l.Jou delegates
to elect debates to the national con
vention at St. Louis, wliich selected an
liuin&tructed delegation, was followed
by a bolting convention of the support
ers or William Kandolph Hearst for
president. The bolters numbered about
100 men. who alleged that thev had
en illegally deprived of seats in the
regular convention. and th nominated
delegates-at-large and delegates from
live con.gresional districts. The four
teen men named by the bolting conven
tion will go tn St. Lou! nnd contest
the seats of the men selected at the
egular convention. This convention
adopted no resolutions.,.
Favor Itepeal of Mullen.
1110 piattorm adPptou py tne regu-
ar convention favors repeal or redue-
1011 of all duties that favor trusts;
calls it a criminal offense to create a
monopoly in necessaries of life: con-
cuius the administration's action in
Panama; favors popular election of
senators. A resolution was adopted
binding the delegates nt St. Louis to
vote as a unit.
ONE BODY IN WRECK AT
SCALES MOUNDS IS LOST
iMihmpic. la.. April l"i l-Morts to
find the remains of Fireman Skelly.
of Waterloo, who U supposed to have
bei-n killed in a head-on collision be
tween two freight trains at Scales
Mounds. 111., are unavailing. His coat
and hat have been found. Four others
were M'l iotisly in juie-d - - l'.ra kciiia a
Cross, of Waterloo: Fnglneer Fay.
Hrakeman McCorniick and Fireman
Whitesoelc. The engines and several
box cars vv;; ihviloMs;-tl
FEDERAL BANK OF NEW
YORK CLOSES ITS DOORS
New York. April 1.1. -The Cedent
bank, a state institution in this city.
has been closed, and olticinls of tli-
state banking departmeii: are in
charge. D. Kothseluld is the president
and its capital is SJ.Io.imhi. and aceord
to a reeiu st.i- .'inent it .wed d"p.;
RAW MATERIAL FOR PLUG
TOBACCO IS MUCH HIGHER
Louisville. April 1.1. Wilhin the last
three weeks all grades of Purley to
bacco have been cnehaucod in price
from to -fl" per 1" pounds. Hurley
is generally used in making up plug
to'iaeeo and with one sal" of Sl-M.1 for
11 h 1 pounds the price is higher than it
has been since 1SS7.
CUNARD LINE TO BRING
OVER 520,000 HUNGARIANS
P.udapest. April 1.1. The Hungarian
government has concluded a contract
with the 'upar.I steamship Hue to tras
port .ILD.imhi iiniiii'gratns to the Fnited
States within the next ten vears.
WITTENBERG COLLEGE GETS
AN ESTATE WORTH $300,000
Springtiekl. O.. April 1.1. The will of
the late Ib-v. Charles Stroud, filed for
probate Thursday, beipuaths the eiitlie
estate, valued at S.;iki.(mki. to Witten
berg college, the great Lutheran in
stitution of the west, located here.
lie cited the Vo'-wacl ts lorgati of the
Soe;a!:stsi in support of this view, and
a-bled that the principle of neutrality
forbids a neutral slate from giving di
rect it indirect supporl to either bellig
erent through furnishing- ships for war
transportation purpo-es. In. the case
of the Russian transports ir was not to
a slate but to private firms that the
vessels were sold. Ill the same way in
the Spanish-American war the Nor
manriia ami the Columbia were sold 10
an Fnglish firm. Theie could not be
any question of taking sides against
Japan, since the latter also had full lib
erty to buy vessels from Germany.
"So far as the supplies ordered by an
Fnglish linn from the Krupp company
were concerned." the chancellor ex
plained, -we were unabie to maintain
our standpoint, a all the other states
sold arms to S' tlthwest Africa."
The chancellor adni tt( that the
Kussian students were ertpellod in ac
cordance with his orders l"cause they
exceeded toe reserve which foreign
gii'-sts must everywhere observe.
"We simply availed ourselves of tb
right.-." lie jtointed out. "of a master
of the house in turning out of doors
gnosts who make themselvesobnoxiotn
Neither the German 1 fheials rmr the
Prussian pol.oe mr I can ieriu;t rud"?
Language against Uo.
KANSAS RACE WAR
IS MORE SERIOUS
Killing of High School Student Like
ly to Lead to other
Kansas City. April 1.1. T!
foe!f.;g in Kansas fity. Kan..
by the killing or Key M:-rtin.
school freshman. I.y a negro
dregory is growing in intensity. Six
negroes who accompanied tJregory to
the jail on the night of the murder
armed with rifles have been arrested
011 a charge of inciting a riot, wliich
in Kansas is a felony.
Following the closing of the high
school until Monday next in an effort
to odiiet excitement that It was expect
ed might follow Martin's funeral, the
white pupils assiTt with positiveness
niai iiit- ot-i;ioes vi 10 in-cr i;uii oe
.1... ... : 1 1 - 1
permitted to enter the school. Martin's
friends will, it is said, make a deter
mined effort on Monday to keep all ne
groes from entering the building. It t
feared a clash may result, (iregory
has been arraigned and held without
ball for trial, at a date to be set later.
Expresses Sympathy Tor Loss Itussia
Sustained in Sinking of
the Pet ropavlovsk.
Washing-ton. April 1
sin!, llie li'issian amiia
formally cvpresse.l to
I mint t as- 1
sador. hav ing
the ci ndolence f his government up
on the aeei :ent sustained by the Mis-
m the president in turn personally
expressed his deepest sympathy for
the loss sustained by Uii-.ia in
death of Admiral .MakaroiT and
sinking- of the IVtropavIovsk.
H0RSESH0ERS ELECT M0LINE
MAN STATE ORGANIZER
I 'dooming t on. 111.. April 1.1. The
state convention of the Master Horse
shoe yiens .alunal irotec!
afler 1 .-1 1 1 ; 1 1 adjourned last night
id ji hi rued
electing the following officers;
President M. 1 1 penning. Chicago.
Vice Presidents- K. W. SeJIman.
r.looui i ng t on ; W. II. Anderson. Jack
Secretarv and Treasurer --- F. II.
i'.iose. I 'dm 111 i ng t oil.
Male Organizer V. P. Zieglcr. Mo
bile. The meeting was the tii-l annual
die of the association. One of the
objects is the passage ol a state law
rcl 11 i ri ng horseshoei s to acquire a
certain degree of proficiency. It is
the intcnliou to go before the legisla
ture with an a men, .'oil bill for the ap
pointing of a state examining board,
and also another hill will do present
ed which will be known a- the horse
shoeis' lien. I'm- illustration, it is
proposed in the liiil that when a horsc
shoer shoes a lior-e he i to take a
desfi-qtt ion of the animal and in case
the owner does not pay him for his
woik within a certain length of time,
he will be permitted in sell the horse
for the amount of his bill. This bill,
if passe I. will do away with much loss
annually incurred by horscshoers
from failure of customers to pay bi'l
for w 01 k.
Horseshoeing- material is much high
er now than it was several years ago.
Shoes now sell for from SI. I., to per
Keg. whereas in s'.r and along there
the price was ".'.s.1 per keg. Journey
men horseshoeis are now lecci'ing
latter pay than ever lielore tor iiini
hours' work and eight hours on Sat
urdays. In ( hit-ago the prices paio
IIiciii range Irom M'...il to vM poi
nd in smaller low 11- and eitii
about .".0 cents p.er day li s.-.
ICIiuUt-H Kvamihatlonit Stifl.
I'hiversity of California. April IS.
Fight students labored Wednesday
with the questions asl.ed in the ex
aminations for the Khodes scholarship.
Latin and Greek grammar and 00111
jMiMliou were the subjects. The eight
who 1 Kissed ill pa ers were impresstsl
with the thoroughness of Latin and
Greek work at Oxford as shown by
the quest joiis. "The Latin and Greek
coiuposit ions was not m, haul." said
one of them ji he came out of Ihe
examination, "but in grammar they
certainly are more thorough at Ox
ford than we are here. Some pretty
frtiff questions were asked."
Senate and Hou in Brief.
Washington. Apiil 1.1. The senate
devoted the entire day to consideration
of the bill for the government of the
Panama canal zone and Morgan again
occupied the fl iur most of the day. The
bill was pending at adjournment.
The house pased the Philip-tin bill,
following which there was a 11 extend
ed debate over a resolution to permit
Colonel Thomas W. Syruom". of the en
gineer corps of the army, to serve on
the advi-.ry board of consulting en
gineer in connection with Internal Im
provement in the state of New York,
which was adopted.
Twr In iu the Oiwk.
London. April 1.1. The Kritial, torpedo-
boat destroyer Teazer. which ran
ahore during th" naval manpouvers at
Portsmouth, La been towed off and
Ruler of Korea Routed
Out by a
ESCAPES WITH SUITE
Work of His En
emies. Paris. April 1.".. A cablegram re
ived at the foreign otlice says the
imperial palace at Seoul. Korea, was
completely destroyed by lire last
night. The emperor and suite suc
ceeded 111 escaping to a nearbv re luge.
Ib'ceut political unrest in Seoul leads
t he 1
iest met 1011
k of the I
if t he pa lace
TRI-CITY FLORISTS NOW
The Tri- ity l-'lorists association
has now ctVectcd a permanent orsan-
iz.atioii. t oust 11 ut ion and bv-lawswere
idoptcd at a meeting in Davenport
1st night and it was decided to hold
the next session in this eitv the sec
ond Ihursdav 111 lav. I here are now
Pi members. The pcrma iicni officers
President John Teipple. Davenport.
Nice Presiieul Ib-my Stapp. Hock
I'eeording Secretary lleliiy Mevcr,
I'iliaucial Secretarv Then Kwoldt.
I )a v en port .
Treasurer Adolph A 1 p. Davenport.
Fxccutivo Committee Henry (Jaeth
je. Koek Island: Julius St a a ck. M d i no ;
Olto K ling biel. Davenport.
It is asserted that the association is
for mutual i m prm emeu l an,! not foi
the purpose of fixing prices in the
t h ree ci t ies.
TEN GRAND-PARENTS THE
HERITAGE OF AN IOWA CHILD
low-i l-'alls. b vva. April I.. - Ten
grandparents is the unusual number
of living relatives in this line possess
ed by Ihe infant daughter that recent
ly arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
I!. C. WCaver. in this city. The fa I her
of the child is a son of Judge S. M.
Weaver, of the Iowa supreme bench,
and the new daughter has living; two
grandfathers an I two grandmothers,
these being Judge and Mrs. S. M.
Weaver and Mr. an l lr, .1. Hall, of
thi- city. Mr. Hall's parent- are still
living- at York, Neb., and are two of
the six graudparcnls of the child, the
others being Mrs. Judge Weaver's par
ents, who live in Omaha, and Mi's.
Weaver's g ra ni pa ren I s. Mr. and Mrs.
P. J. Hall, of Ihis city.
MEN FOR HARVEST TIME
t hicago. April 1 .. - Nebraska. . Kan--a-.
Missouri. Iowa. Minnesota. Okla
homa and South Dakota will have to
import C.IHMi men to ii id in harvest
ing the wheat crop next fall. acco'-(-ing
to members of the Western Asso
ciation of I 'ree I 'm ploy men I I'.ureall-.
a niza lion, which i- 1 1
11 scouring help for
csig lied to
I he v 1 -1 ern vv hea t
met here ve
terday with representatives from
stale- Peh nging In tin- a - soeia t ion.
So great J- the demand going- to be
for haret hand, thi- year that Ihe
a.socialion i- already hunting for
COUNTY SUNDAY SCHOOL
CONVENTION AT REYNOLDS
The annual con e.-i I io n of the Itm-k
Island toiinly Sunday School associa
tion will be held at the Methodist
church at l;--ynod. April .('i-:.'7. Then:
HI'- Sunday schooN in the coiinty
aiel the lower end town i- preparing
to entertain at toa-t Pi delegate..
Prior to the convention there will be
held "one-day" normal institute- at
variou- places ;(, follow-: Andalu-ia
Mapli-t dun-el., pril Pi; Coal Valley
Pre-by terian church. April Cordo
va liaplist church. April -Ji; .Moline
Scimd Congregational chtiri'h. April
in Mel Imdi-I ciiiirch. April
.'4. Ihe institute, will com
leinoon and evening- -e-.i,,n
t of af
1 11 d wi'I
be colidlletcd bv tl
-dint v a.-soela lion
tlicer.- of t lu
st ed bv stale
Clblns Clay Kntpliallrally; ..
Washington. April 1.1. Several sen
ators have discussed with Senator KI
kins the advisability of making hiui
chairman of the Kepubllean national
committee. He emphatically assorted
that h wouhf not think of taking the
place under any cooscdcratl'jn.