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THB. AHOT8, MONDAY, JULY 4, 1SKM.
FOURTH IS NOISY
Second Avenue Scene of Continuous
Torpedo Bombardment Dur
ing the Day.
EXPLOSIVES ON CAB TRACKS
That Miitht Orim Scrloun,
I'eople urc patlBjc the
STORM IS TERRIFIC
BUT DAMAGE LIGHT
Trees and Wires Blown Down and
Streets Flooded, Inteirupt
To say that Rock Inland did not cele
brate the glorious Fourth would be
wrong, for there was plenty of noise,
decorations, and pyrotechnics. The
most noticeable place of celebration
was along Second avenue from Fif
teen! h and Eighteenth street. The
street car tracks between those points
was lined with tOfpedOjBS last evening
and today, and the earsplittlng noise
produced when the cars passed over
and exploded the louil screamers
would indicate that the seat of war
had been removed from the far east
to Rock Island.
The constant bnnm teng. ker-biat
along the track was enough to give
the strongly nerved a racking head
ache. The cars were literally envel
oped in rising smoke, then would
emerge from the effects of one "bom
bardment" only to Bgnlp be in the
midst of an awful fray.
Small torpedoes were placed on the
tracks last evening, bat these did not
produce a report loud enough to suit
the- young men who were enjoying
themsei in this style, and during
today they introduced ones that would
shake the car when exploded. This
is carrying fun to a point where it be
comes a public menace, and the au
thorilies should Interfere before sonn
one is hurt.
Beside this mode of making K
known that the Fourth had conn there
were to be seen and beard the usual
quota of revolvers loaded to the brim
with blank cartridges, the cannon
cracker, ami the favorite cane with Ph
load of noisemaking articles.
Iilenl llll) fur I aiurlh.
The day was an ideal one for the
small boy. ami he did full justice to
the occasion with ample assistance
from his older brother and little sis
ter. a moment of quietude would
reign at intervals to ! broken harsh
ly by the loud report of a giant crack
er. Hut tie' Fourth in Hock Island
was a "sane one, and without acci
dent of any consequence. Now and
them n patriotic cherub would be
heard to glre forth loud squeal of
agony, but found thai he was not jus
tified in making such holler, for it
was nothing more than a little scorch
ed hand becoming acclimated to the
n 111 mm MiMianl)l In I Ity
Business over the city is suspended
for the day. and the city and county
offices are closed. Those who remain
ed in the city in search of outside li
versfcm either took in the baseball
game at Davenport, or the races at
the Ninth street track. Man wen- a'
the annual picnic of the Columbia club
at Huber's garden on Fifth avenue.
Quite a number went from the city to
the celebrations at Woodward's grove,
.loslin fair grounds. Reynolds and An
dalusia. J. K. Scott ami J. F. Witter,
of this city, were among the speakers
at the Andalusia celebration.
CARL GRANKRB, aged 13, son of
Air. and Mrs. C. O. Cranere. 1311
Thirty-eighth street; top of lefl index
linger blown off while loading a toy
cannon, member is amputate) ai sec
RUTH MAX8QN, aged 13 years, re
siding on Twentieth street; right hand
slightly burned, and dress scorched
by the explosion of toy pistol cap...
A heavy wind and rainstorm from
the southwest, the worsi of tlie sea
son, reached this locality last evening
at i;:4.r, o'clock, but did not do an
great damage. An occasional tele
phone and street car wire was played
upon and torn down by lightning, but
did not result in any Injury to passers
Here- and there trees and branches
were twisted from their moorings, ana
carried away. Between Walertown
and Koline a huge tree was blown
across the interurhan track, aad block
ed it for some time before its re
moval. It was necessary for passen
gers on that line to change cars at
The rain was most terrific. Dry
ditches were turned info raging tor
rents, the streets were flooded, the
mains being filled to overflowing by
the rush, making a hack flow of water
which stood in large puddles around
the curbings. The gamboling of the
lightning alond the street wires and
lightning along the street wires and
the neavy crashes of thunder made
one quiver with fear for the time being.
The humidity of Sunday's atmosphere
was a warning or an approacning
storm, and the refreshing air was most
welcome after the storm.
.-nt-rnll fnlr foulKht anil
Turailay; cooler tonlfcht.
'IV111 lie rnturr at
'::'.( p. in., 77.
7 ii. in., C8 at
YIELDS UP LIFE
Paul Mueller Drowned in Sylvan
Water by Overturning of
.THREE COMPANIONS SAVED
Uruthri Had a ( loac ( all Body
rutrrtti by Searching;
STRANGER THAN FICTION.
Jiihnny held a lit ra--k r
In liis teeth t" shout
That mi fear was in iii bosom
Johnny's living, tbousrti.
Twsa a K'ant ttrecraeker.
Bis enoueli to blow
Johnny's foolish head t pl s
Never hurt him. tlerngb.
When the fuse had burned up nearly
Where th- thing arould .
".i t i s 'in t ti I rig am- a mi stiuffVl i t
Johnny grumbled, though.
The lifeless form of Paul Mueller
aged 20 years, son of Mr. and Mrs
George Mueller, of Twenty-sixth street
and Sixth avenue, was taken from
Sylvan water, about two hundred feet
above the Twenty-fourth street via
duct, at 3 o'clock this afternoon. His
brother. John, aged 22 years is at his
home almost lifeless, but will recover
The two young men with their other
brother. Ed Mueller, aged IS years
and Clarence McBride. aged 1G years
nan lormed a fishing party at 12:.:u
and embarked in a small skiff at the
C. R. I. & P. railroad bridee Thev
were out in the river about CO feet
when McBride suggested to Ed Muel
ler that he take Mueller's place at
the oars, to which Mueller consented
ami when McBride arose from the
middle seat, where he had been sitting
and was going to the stern seat to ex
change places with Ed. the other two
boys became nervous and the boat
careened, and partially capsized.
All of the boys, except Paul, the best
swimmer of the crowd, were dressed
only in trousers and shirt while Paul
wore a heavy coat, which accounts for
his losing his life.
The boat was soon under water, Ed
staying at the boat and turning it over.
climbed on top of it and succeeded
in staying in his perilous position until
he was resued by Fred Felt, and
Glen Rodes. employed on a boat of
the Davis company, who also rescued
i McBride and John Mueller. Thev
were unable to save the drowned boy,
who had gone under the third time
before they could reach him.
All .cl)ll S llllllllTN.
John and Paul were about 25 feet
apart and about a block from where
Ed Was, All three brothers were good
swimmers but were capsized so sud
denly wrhen they struck the river that
they strangled and were unable to put
up a strong fight with the waves.
A searching party was at once or
ganized and a systematic effort begun
to recover the body. At the end of
three hours the remains were located
and In ought to the surface.
RECORD-BREAK l NO CROWD
ATTEND3 ST. L0UI8 FAIR
St. Louis. July. t. There is a rec
ord breaking crowd at the fair grounds
today. The principal ceremonies were
held at the foot of the LouJstsns, Pur
chase monument where addresse
were delivered by Lafayette Young, of
Des Moines, and William J. Bryan.
Man Beaten to Death
Muncie. Ind.. July i Edward Zim
merman. 22 years old. wan beaten to
death during an encounter with Sam
uel Sharp and Hele and James Ely.
Sharp's wife, who claims to have wit
nessed Zimmerman's death, furnished
the Information to the police to lay.
Call for the new Kinship.
"Snowballs" at Wilcher's.
For insurance, E. J. Burns.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Trl-City Towel Supply company.
Tin and furnace work at Wilcher's.
For bus. baggage, express. call Bobb's.
Spencer & Trefz for 'bus or express.
For real eaiate and insurance, E. J.
Ice cream and Ice cream soda at
Petersen's, 1314 Third avenue.
Have you ordered your gas stove?
See the People's Power company.
Walline & Hamilton, express and
transfer. Old phone 1070, new 5884.
For tin and furnace work, see H. T.
IS A TAME AFFAIR
Populist National Convention Is
appointing in Matter of Attendance.
EEGAN AT SPRINGFIELD TODAY
Leaders itmit letloa Will l.nrirly De
pend I pon H h:ii lite Dent
Springfield, 111., July 4. Attendance
at tin- populist national convention
which assembled here at noon today
J is somewhat of a disappointment, sev-
Siemon, 152U Fourth avenue, union 283. jeral recognized leaders, including
Chamberlaii's Colic. Cholera and Diar-;
This remedy is Certain to be needed
in almost very home before the sum
mer is over. i can always be depend
ed un even in the most severe and
dangerous cases. It i-s especially val
r.able for summer disorders in chil-
Dr. William EL Carl, dentist, corner
Twenty third street and Fifth avenue.
Insist on getting Range's bread, the
only machine made bread in the city.
If you use Ball Blue, get Red Cross
Ball Blue. Large 2 oz. package only
Double oven four-hole gas stoves.
$15 each. Connections made free.
People's Power company.
Yellow clothes are unsightly. Keep
them white with Bed Cross Blue. All
grocers sell large 2 ounce packages
Dr. P. F. Purdue has moved his of
lice and residence to 411 '2 Twentieth
street, lie will be pleased to promptly
attend calls day or night. Both
The placing of a fire plug in Market
square is a move that deserves com
mendatton, but the prop rty in that
territory would be belt, r si rved were
a modern fire alarm box installed
The monthly meeting of the city
I council has been called for 5:" this
afternoon in order to allow the mem
bers to have the evening at home for
a celebration Of the Fourth with their
families. The meeting will be ad
journed after allowing the monthly
The launch !rraine is ready to take
dren. It i pleasant to tke and nev. r pari ies of eight to 10 to visit the St.
fails to give preempt relief. Why not I Louhl world's fair for a two weeks'
buy it how? It may save life. For trip, giving a full week at the fair, at
sale by all leading druggists. I $39 each, board and lodging included.
. . . - - - or Particulars, inquire at launch, foot
of Twenty-fourth street, or at resi
dence. n;n Fourth avenue.
The will of the late Joseph Mont
' gomery was probated in the county
Court Saturday. The will was execu
ted Jan. 1. 1904, and provides that
all of the testator's property, both
, real and personal, shall go to bis wife,
Mrs. Ellen Montgomery, who is name)
j executrix of ihe will without bond.
From Jul) I to 23 the C. R. I. & P.
1 rail WSJ will sell round trip tickets to
iDonestcel for f22.5. Chamberlain at
i$2'i95, and Yankton at $1C.S0; good
for returu up to Aug. 31. The best of
j service and quickest time.
Tho S ntSr.rti of
Pert : Bakl ig.
Thomas K. Watson, mentioned as a
probable candidate for president, be
ing absent. Delegates freely admit
ted the outcome of the convention de
pends in great measure upon the ac
tion of the democratic national con
vention. MtlH I 'iimIiiuImIk.
Wheel horses who are on the ground
are bltterlj denouncing the leaders
who tiHik them into the fusion move
ments with the democrats and silver
republicans, declaring thai thee com
binations have ruined their organisa
tion. Ex-Senator Allen, of Nebraska, is
the most prominent candidate for the
presidential nomination on the ground.
FOUR PROBABLY f
LOST THEIR LIVES
Sailboat With Women and Children
Capsizes in Lake Michigan.
Muskegon. Mich., July 4. A sail
boat containing two women and two
children capsized a mile out from the
harbor in Lake Michigan today. It is
not yet known whether any of the oc
cupants were drowned.
GORMAN If AY BE OUT OF IT.
(Continued From First rage.)
mapped out and committed to mem
ory, but their remarks Will De lnnnenc
ed largely by the development of the
hour in which they arise to say "Mr.
Chairman and gentlemen of the con
vention." and that, above all else.
tends to make the St. Louis conven
tion a thing of interest.
The fight over the platform will oc
cupy all the convention's time Thurs
day in all probability, and Friday there
will come the presentation of the
names of candidates for the presiden
tial nomination. This will afford an
other opportunity for an outpouring
of oratorv in which men of national
prominence will participate.
Will Hull.. 1 Friday
It is impossible to say whether a
nomination will be made for president
on Friday, but there undoubtedly will
be some balloting on that day. If the
candidate for president is named Fri
day the nomination of a candidate for
vice president probably will go over
There is likely to be a lively time
in settling the permanent organization
of the convention. Senator Bailey, of
Texas, who was slated for permanent
chairman some time ago. will not be
here, being detained In New York by
the serious illness of a son, who is in
hospital there. Thomas E. Bark-
worth, chairman of the democratic
state central committee of Michigan,
now is being boomed for the position
by National Committeeman Daniel J.
Campau. The name of Adlai Steven
son, of Illinois, also has been suggest-
SEVEN HUNDRED PERISH.
(Continued from Page nf.
the trawler. All of use lost our entire
belongings. We bad no lime in that
fierce tight for lif- to think of any
thing but Ihe getting of seats in the
Little Hope for Others.
rhe only hope except for those
known to have escaped is that some
ew of the emigrants might bave been
washed up m the barren rock. Their
hance of being rescued even then is
practically nil. for vessels sailing the
north Atlantic give Uockall as wide a
berth as possible.
The news of this disaster, which it
is feared in its death record is greater
than any previous t raged v of the At-
mtic, came with the arrival last
ight of the steam trawler Salvia at
her home port, the quiet fishing town
The Salvia had been on a fortnight's
cnuse around the Helindes. By a
lucky chance she steamed further west
than is usual for Grimsby trawlers
and fell in with the survivors of the
Norge. who for 24 hours had been
tossed about in a small boat on the
rough waters of the north Atlantic.
'he survivors were taken aboard the
Salvia and were landed at Grimsby
To:n Jenkins Loser.
London. July 4. The Graeco-ttoman
wrestling match between George Hack
enfehmidt. known as the "Bussian
Lion." and Tom Jenkins, the American
Saturday night was 4rm by Hacken
schmidt. who won the first fall in 20
minutes and "7 seconds and the second
in 2 minutes and 27 seconds. The
match was for a stake of $1,250 a side
and with a purse of 110.000, iwv
thirds to go to the winner of two falls
Safeguard the Children.
Notwithstanding all that is done by
boards of health and charitably inclin
ed persons, the ib-nth rate among
small children is very high during the
hot weather of the summer months in
the large cities. There is not prob
ably one case of bowel complaint in a
hundred, however, that could not be
cured by the timely use of Chamber
lain's Colic. Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy. For sale by all leading druggists.
Workers in Bohemia.
In Bohemia every wneewnrker. of
whnf.'wr sex or age. must have a
wnrk look. which cont:::ns bis person
al description and Usury and his em
plover's indnrs ments I'et wtJBBSSU to
trnvel in se: reb of work must be in
dorod by the local nuthorlties. In
changing locations a certificate from
oriirinal place of residem-e must he se
cured and filed atjtbe new location.
MABEL M'KINLEY FALLS
AND FRACTURES HER LEG
New York. July 4. Friends of Mabel
Mi Kinley (Mrs. Baer) were grieved
to learn today that she is ill at her
home, suffering from a fracture of the
right knee. It will be at least two
months before she will be able to re
sume her professional engagements.
Mrs. Baer started to descend the stair
way at the home of a friend. She
tripped and fell headlong. Sshe hail
fainted when she WU : picl nd up. and
a doctor was summoned. Mrs. Baer
was taken home and is now reported
resting comfortably. Since her ap
pearance on the stage Mrs. Baer. who
is a niece of the late President Mc
Kinley and wife of a son of George F.
Baer. president of the Reading rail
road, has been most unfortunate. She
has had several attacks of illness.
Iast year she was compelled to un
dergo an operation for appendicitis.
MET. COURTED, MARRIED
AND DIVORCED IN 20 DATS
Indianapolis. July 4. A divorce was
granted to John F. Eberlin. a wealthy
pioneer clothing merchant of Misha
waska. from his wife, formerly Mary
Engle. of St. Louis. The two met re
cently on board an Atlantic liner. They
fell in love instantly and after a
week's courtship on the rolling waves
married on American soil. A week's
honeymoon in St. Louie, then separa
tion and a fight for alimony on the
part of the bride constitutes the swift
ly changing romance. Eberlein was
formerly the patriarch of democracy in
this locality. He was appointed post
master by Cleveland, then desert ed
the democratic party and was reap
pointed by MeKialey. Exactly BO days
elapsed between the first meeting and 1
the granting 01 the divorce.
14 inch Teles
for lunches or
vas C e e r e &
cow hide straps
NEW SUHMER XTASH GOODS
ONE of our buyers now in the market has sent us 46,000 yards of all kinds of
Wash Goods for a hurrah sale. Bought way down at our own figures, we intend
to sell the entire purchase at once, so prices are smashed to make them go
of plain and fancy Dimities. Lawns,
Batistes, etc., worth 7 l-2c to 15c a
yard, pick out what you want, but
A big lot of Batistes, choice pat
terns and colors; new, clean goods,
will go like hot biscuits fyQ
Corded Swisses and other most de
sirable wash fabrics, light and dark
grounds, a big variety of patterns
and colors, worth 15c to 18c a yard,
at 10c. Don't overlook this lot.
Take what you want
of yards of Sheer Batistes, Swisses,
Satin Mull. Fancy Cords and Mer
cerized .effects, in a grand selection
of floral designs, swell polka dots
and many small neat patterns,
wo 1 th up to 25c a yard, all go in at
the one 1 Ql-
price , 1 I a.u
Half a dozen other special lots, priced at 15c, iSc, etc., etc., which will open your
eyes wide with surprise, but we mean to make them go with a rush.
Xf E are offering some very at-
tractive bargain purchases In
our Muslin and Sheeting depart
ment. We mention a few:
7 l-2c quality yard wide bleached
Muslin, while it rL-
42 in. fine bleached Pillow Casing,
worth 14c, this QJ.
time, yard f -C
Extra wide fine brown Pillow Cas
ing, the 8c kind Cl.
EACH DAY AT 4 O'CLOCK double
width Brown I ftL,
Sheeting I Z-ijC
EACH DAY AT 10 O'CLOCK Fine
Brown Muslin, Ol
20 pieces yard wide fine Cambric
and Ixmg Cloth, usually 12 i-2c and
14c; Tuesday and all week, while it
yard" I Oc
ONE case 40 dozen special pur
chase, pure White Bleached
Vests, silk tape, snap them
36 dozen Ladies' Fancy Metsh Lace
Trimmed L'mbrella Drawers, reg
ular price 42c, but this lot
marked for quick selling
MEN'S Balbriggan Shirts and
Drawers, all pearl buttons;
drawers double seat, ext'-a good
value at 50c. but this
Men's fine Mesh Shirts and Draw
ers, the coolest underwear made,
this lot marked way
under price, each
July Sale of Sheets,
Pillow Cases and
THESE prices are exceptionally
500 Bleached Pillow Cases 8' C
500 better Bleached Pillow Case;Oc
300 Handkerchief Border Pillow
large Heavy Sheets 33c
Full size Bleacned Sheets ...47c
Double spoke stitched Sheets -69c
Extra large Blenched Sheets ..57c
35c Hemstitched Pillow Shams .2lc
50c triple Hemstitched Shams29c
100 Bed Spreads, hemmed 59c
Extra large $1.26 Spreads 97c
Genuine .Marseilles Spreads,
fnll size $1.75
Summer Horse Goods
Green Felt Dusters,
double stitched ,
Fly Nets, hood and
Heavy Manilla Body
Body. Hood and Ear Net
OA Pieces choice styles
Staple Striped Ticking,
16c kind here at
Fancy Striped Satine Feather Tick.
the 20c kind this week,
Short lengths 10c quality
Flannel, for this lime,
C O.ME broken lots In the Print
O stock marked at prices to close
:;;! piece Slmpeon'a Book-fold Per
cales, choice dreaa styles, "
the 7 ! -2c Kind, yarn OC
EVERY DAY AT 3 O'CLOCK, light
Shirting Prints, some slight
ly imperfect, yard OC
EACH DAY AT 2 O'CLOCK, fc SII
ver Gray Prints, a
All week, if they last, choice black
ami White Mourning m ,
Prints, yard rC
AFTER THE FOURTH
A y E find many little lois of
" ready to wear garments thai
we price extra low to get them oul
of the way:
$2.00 Wash Suits $1.00
Ladies' pretty Gingham two-piece
Wash Suits, the $l'.(M) kind, ar half.
White Wash Suits of fine corded
Ages up to 0 years. What we have
left of these useful little coats
with dainty trimming of embroid
ery, worth $2.50 to $4.75, QK
your choice, $1.84 and dOC
Odd Lots of Dress Skirts
and Walking Skirts
Best of styles are selling today
$0.5 to $10; take your
choice of these at
O they often pain you a lit
tle? You simply give them ti
rest and you are relieved. But they
should not pain you with ordinary
use. There is something wrong if
they do. Small defects grow into
large one;. It will cost you noth
ing to consult tho experienced spe
cialist. Dr. O. M. Myers, who is in
charge of our Optical parlors. Con
sult him about your eyes. It may
save you a lot of trouble later. You
won't be asked to buy glasses,
whether you need them or not. You
will simply be advised of your
needs. You buy if you choose.
Men's Outing Shirts
yy E have over 2.500 Outing
Shins, made in luo styles, ami
can suit every demand and every
purse. Note these low prices:
Men's Percale Shirts In
dark neatest patterns,
Men's real Corded Madras Negligee
Dress Shirls, in a large variety of
Men's elegant Fancy Dress Shirts,
in all the swell stripes and neat
figures, some have pleated bosoms,
you have often paid $1.25 to $1.50
for shirts like these;
this choice lot
a. J. TOIIER
A. L. ANDERSON
H. J. Toher & Co.,
To New York
No. 109 Main Street,
Baby sleeps and grow. , while mam
ma rests if Holli t r's Rocky Mountain
Tea is given. It's the greatest baby
medicine ever offered loving mothers. !t
35 cents, tea or tablets. T. H. Thomas'
"W Will Bond You "
THE UNITED STATES FIDEL
ITY AND GUARANTY
Il"rn Office Biiltimore. Mtt.
ToIhI ennh rraoarrra, over Sa.
2UO.MMM0. iHnnr all kfnl of bondu,
Jndii-laf. HSlWO, a tract. r
al"M nrln Barslarr laaaranrr.
N. A. LARSON, General Agent.
17l!i' lifTOod A -.. Itork lalaail.
uaaell)- A nn-ll. A ft rar a.
to Denver and Colorado Springs
with return limit Oct. 31, on sale
Are yovi Figuring on the
R.ose Bud LaLnds?
S22.20 to Bonesteel and return.
$20.95 to Chamberlin and re
turn. $16.80 to Yankton and return.
On sle July 1 to 23, return limit
F. H. PLUMMER.
C. P. A.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
S. F. Boyd.
- D. P. A., Davenport, la.
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