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TIIE A1U;US, F.1MDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1803.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
MAYOR A FUGITIVE
And Mob Law on Top at Roan
MISERABLE AND BLOODY ABORTION
The KfTorl to ;ivo .TihIh I.mii Ii n C'lierk
Kilit liiitli iM im imI, 1 : 11 1 the I.nw Throt
Ail thr Sum While suvuKcry Tri
umph Further of tin- Attrmptfil Train
Itohhrry at IVutrxlia, III.... Two II imlitx
In Cuotoilv A lue 40 the li''tler ili.lil-
lioANOKK, Vh., Sept. 2-i Itoin-rt Smith,
the Iiejrro who so brutally nsiiulU'.l Mrs.
Henry Hilio!i Hiul to save his life a num
b.T of citizens were bbot down, 1ms paid
the mob's peimlty fur his crime. While
J. Allen Wait. Jiir-f Woods aril others
were Hildrtssini the crowd Serjeant Grif
fii with two otliccrs took the negro from
the jail hihI spirited him out of town.
They carried him across the river into
the woods, but toward daylight they were
notified that jiinds of tneu were scouring
the entire a!j iceut country. They thought
it, best to bnui; their prisoner back to
tuwn and place him in jail. They were
protvcdinn to the jail, and on Franklin
road, near Tenth avenue, a squad of men,
about twenty in number, rushed upou
them and took the pri-onerj With tdicuta
aiiiI yells the mob rushed the netcro to the
And Crowds Went to See It Hangl.
lie whs hunted to a hickory limb and
his lx.!y riddled with bullets and horri
bly mangled. It was all over iu half an
hour and the mob had dispersed. With
the break of day crowds of people betfin
to throng the streets leading to the scene
of the latest tragedy in the terrible drama.
Tilt siht was horrible to behold. Dang
ling at the end oi a hemp rope was the
dead body of the ne;ro with h:s face
bloody, distoi ttnl and swollen. A load of
hliot had lieen fired into his back, literally
tearing his coat to pieces. Coroner Gray
and a jury repaired early to the scene of
the "lynching and after viewing the body
of the dead man rendered a verdict that
the tiegro came to his death at the hands
of persons unknown to them.
Mob Takra Charge of the Corpse.
After the iiujuest the oilicers were or
dered to tnke charire of the body hut the
miring 1110)1 which had by this time as
sembled would not let tnem touch him.; A
coal cart passing near by was pressed into
service and the body thrown into it. It
was then hauled to Siayor Trout's
residence on Campbell avenue, it seem
ing to b the intention of tlie mob to
bury it iu his front yard. At this critical
moment Kev. W. C Campbell appeared
upon the scene and told the mob that such
fifoci'cdiugs would never do. He spoke
kindly to them anil at last dissuaded
them from carrying out their pian.
VeiiKeniice" Wreukrl on the lloriy,
The"body during this time had not been
removed from tiie cart, so at the sugges
tion of some ne in the crowd they took it
over to tlie edge of the river to burn it.
Fences were lorn down, store boxes taken,
and some one with an ux cut down several
cedar trees near-by. Toe dry wojd wag
laid in a la:ge pile, but arranged so it
wou.il burn freely, and on this heap the
negro's body was laid. On top of all the
cedar boughs were thrown, and then, just
before touching the m ucii. coal oil was
poured 011 the dry wood. Tlie match was
touched to it, and the flames from the
burning oil shot rapidly up. It was aa
liven the Women lake Tart.
It was not long beore the crowd dis
persed, but all the men and sometimes aa
occasional womau were seen going toward
the p. ace of burning in squads of three to
five. livery one seemed to wish to con
tribute some' liing to the blaze by throw
ing a twig or chip on it. All that re
mained of tinth when '.he fire burned out
was a : w ashes and here and there a bone.
MAYOR HAS TO HIDE HIMSELF.
Or l;uuoke Might lie Wearing Judge
Lynch' Kluu Kibbon.
After the smoke of the battle bad cleared
away fears for the safety of Mayor Trout and
the determined men with him were freely
expressed by their frienbs, as the indigna
tion of the mob seemed especially directed
toward him and the soldiers. While the
crowd was making preparations for the
secot.d assault the militia were disbauded
aud went to their homes. Mayor Trout,
who had been wounded in the foot with
a pistol ball in the melee, was first carried
to the Ponce de Leon hotel, but owing to
the threats of the mob he was removed
from there bjrjijs fripds and taken to the
countl, where he still is.
Shortly afterwards the entire crowd
went to the L'once de Leon, demanding
"the maor! They were assured by the
clerk that Mr. Trout was not there, but
were not satisfied till some of their leaders
had made, a thorough search of the
premises. Not fiudiDg biro there the
crowd went to M"ayor TfoTit's rosldeSce
on West Campbell avenue, where a
thorough but fruitless search was made
for him. Acting Mayor K. A. Buckner
has assumed charge of the city govern
ment and has suspended Chief of Police
Terry, Sergeant Griffin and Officer M. C.
Morris, peuding an' investigation of their
connection with the affair.
The town is now quiet. Eight men have
been ki led and more than twenty-five
wounded of the mob. The correct list of
dead is as follows: S. A. Vick, William
Sheet, Charles Whitmeyer, J. B. Tyler,
GJorge White, W. E. Hall, John Mills
and George Settles. Several of the w ouud
ed will die.
CLUE TO THE KESSLER CASE.
Two Women Overheard Talking About the
Robbery, bat Disappear.
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 22. Detectives of the
Adams Express company have been in Mil
waukee several days following up a clue
to the express robbery near Kessler, lad.,
on the - Michigan Southern railway. A
man living iu this city calied at the ex
press office on M mday last and stated
that the day previous he had been fishing
in the lake norm of tiie city, aud while ly
ing down to rest i wo women drew near
and sat down near -vhere he lay, they not
seeing him. The women entered iuto a
long lonwrsatiou r dative to the express
robi). i y.
Una of them re id a letter apparently
written by one of the robbers, whicu was
giving her instruct o:is us to how 'o pro
ceed, how to dip. -t' of the "swag,"' etc.
After reading and discussing the contents
of the letter, the man stated, one of the
women pl c .-. led to a clump of bushes
near by ami alter d gg ng in the ground a
few moments drew lortu a large package.
The to then hu Tied away and were
closely followed by he thoroughly aroused
lie located the house where they stopped,
ami t Ilea notified "he express company.
Detectives were soon at work, but after
three days' work tUey were compelled to
give up the trail, us it became apparent
that the two woinYn in the case hud disap
peared as suddenly as they had appenrcd.
FOUR ROBBERS IN THE GAN3
Two of Those npt u --il Whi Attacked the
TrHin t Celltrnli.
Chicago, Sept. :.'-1) L. Jones, of Ox
ford Mills, la., who carried a card from a
Kanas City S-witcrinieii's union, which
denies that such a man is a member;
James llard.ug, o' Danville, Ills., and
Chus. O'Dwyer. o' Cetitralia, are the
active particip ints in the attempted train
robbery at Ceutralia. Ills. Jones has timdo
a coufessiou of the crime an I says there
was a mau named Marion, of Duquoiu,
implicated but not n hand the niht of
It seems that the robbers did not disable
FireriHU McDowell, and he grappled with
Jones aud knocked him senseless wit h a
monkey wrench, which resulted in Joins'
capture. O'Dwyer escaped to his home in
Cetitralia, but later gave himself up. The
man who was woun led by Saunders, the
hunter who came tt the relief the cou
ductor aud express messenger with a shot
gun, got away. Wl en Saunders came up
Conductor Uuuai was "at the mercy of one
of the robbers, who I ad a pistol leveled at
In shooting the robber Isan rJ-rs slightly
wounded Odun in t:.e hand. There was
no other shooting in the express car, toe
other rubber and the me-setiger being en
gaged in a hand-to 1 and struggle. When
Sanders shot thj lobb.r both ol them
jumped oil" and r; n away. Kug:neer
Young was wounde I twice, once in the
shoulder ami once in the hip. The wound
is severe, but not f it i'..
Those Tirates Ahuntlon Their Yacht.
St. Icnace, Mich , Sept. Sheriff
Dolan reports having found tlie yacht of
the Mackitiac island burglars at Hcitn
mau's fishery. The robbers had abandoned
it and are hiding iu the woods. All rail
road stations are Ik ing closely watched.
The captain of the st -cmer Puritan sight
ed a black yacht of tb Heavers, which
contained three men. This would indi
cate that there was mother gang.
A MOVE FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY.
One Itrsult of the Discussions nt the
.World's Iielii nit Parliament.
Chicago, Sept. .- Out of the World's
Parliament of Ile'.igions has come a
"Brotherhood of Christian Unity." Its
object is the advai.centei:t of Christian
work, the perpetuat ion of the spirit of
unity that has characterized the religious
parliament, and the creation of a bond
with which to begin the federation of the
world upon a Christian basis. "For the
purpose of uniting with all those w ho de
sire to serve God a id their fellow-men
under the inspirati in of the life and
teachings of Jesus Ciirist I hereby enroll
myself a member ol the Brotherhood of
Thus reads the pledge, and among the
initial signers and the founders of the
movement are mem ers of about all the
promiuent ChrUtiau churches except the
Roman Catholics mid Greeks. A few of
the names re: IUv. J. H. Barrows, of
this city; Dr. Edward Everett Hale, Bishop
J. K. Vincent, Minus Tcheraz (Armenian),
Bishop Mills (Unitei. Brethren), Dr. Ly
man Abbott, Dr. J. D. Boardman (Bap
tist) and others eq lally well known.
When the announcemeut of the formation
of the brotherhood was made in the par
liament CQtisiderabl ; enthusiasm was
manifested und Colonel Thomas Went.
Worth Higgiusor. pleaded for Christum
charity and toleration.
Will t ight at Coney Inland.
NEW Yduk, Sept. -'.. Judge Newton, of
the Coney Island club, has had a talk with
Mitchell about the tight with Corbett and
Mitchell has taken the articles to look
them over. The purse will be $40,X0. and
Newton is sanguine :hat the Coney 1-1-aud
club will pull off :he light.
Charged With Insurance Frauds
Chicago, Sept. H.-Th,e preliminary ex
animation of Samuel IIeig, D. Srown
and O. C. Churchill, a -re'sted on warrants
sworn out by Fire Inspector Conway, was
held before Justice I oster. The men are
Charged with obtain ng .V'.UOO eah by
fraudulent means f rot i the Oakland Home
Insurance company. The hearing was
continued until Sept. 19.
The ISase Hall Itecord.
ClUCAGO.Sept. 2':. Ease ball scores made
by League clubs; At Pittsburg Wash
ington i, Pittsburg IS; at Cleveland
liroaklyn 5, Cleveland 11; at Chicago
Baltimore 13, Chicago"; atSt. Louis New
York 8, St. Louis 4; a; Louisville Phila
delphia 1G, Louisville 4; at Cincinnati
Boston 5, Cincinnati 7.
The Forest Fli es Are Out.
Milwaukee, Sept. if-. A good soaking
rain has fallen inevetynook and corner
of Wisconsin. The rain was heavy enough
to completely squelch the forest tires.
a Number on the World's
Mis. tiiount, the ex-:niuister s wife, says
that some of the native women she met in
Honolulu were as cultivated and refined
as any women she ever saw.
WATERY WIND-UP TO IOWA'S MIRTH
The Heavens Weep Copiously anrt 197,000
People Go Home Very Oainp lioreai
Joins in the Entertainment auil Makes
Trade for Hatter and Milliners A
Water Tageant Storm Driven Roof
Blown in and Exhibits Damaged.
Chicago, Sept. 23. There were 197,403
paid admissions to the World's fair yester
day, and by the time they pot home last
Bight they were 11)7,42 dragtled and
drenched unfortunates. During the day
Iowa and her governor had charge of
things, and if the governor's opinion of his
state is to be accepted as gospel, whenever
the Garden of Eden before the Kail is lo
cated it will lie in the Hawkeye state. The
governor said a word of praise for Chi
cago, and told how they never have any
cyclones in Iowa. He also rang the new
Lilierty bell thirteen times unlucky num
ber! Was it you who caused tlie racket,
later ia the clay? Governor Boies may be
certain that the weather is always pro
pitious in Iowa, but well, that is another
Two Kinds of Water Carnival.
But Iowa's was not the only celebration
at the Park. Jupiter Pluvius celebrated,
too. He celebrated the end of the long
dry spell. And iu enthusiasm he just beat
everything that lias been seen at the
White City this year. It was Jupiter who
was enthusiastic. The people who were
out in the wet weren't not a little bit,
and here comes in that other story. A
water carnival was progressing about 8
o'clock and the boats of all nations, deco
rated with lanterns and illuminated by
the search lights, were making t he round
of the lngo ms when another water carni
val put in an appearance that was not
down on the programme that is, the fair's
Jupiter riuviii Has a Number.
It TTiis, however, dow n on Jupiter's, he
of the surname Pluvius. He had not men
tioned it to the man who regulates the
weather. He intended his number to be a
surprise. And lie carried out his inten
tion to the queen's taste. At about S p.
m., as stated abive, there was a flash of
lightning that most people mistook for a
searchlight Hash. Then big drops of rain
began falling so far apart that one might
dodge them. Then some more lightning
and then the sluice gates of i heaven were
opened, and it seemed that all the water
in the sky hail fallen in one tremendous
j-plash. But it hadn't. It continued to
come dow u "by bucketsf ull" and did so for
half a a hour before it let up just a little.
Mad Hush for Shelter.
At the first big "splash" the tens of
thousands of people made for shelter. The
nearest buildings open were the Adminis
tration aud Electricity buildings. But
the porches of the Agricultural and other
buildings, closer, were where the people
first made for. They might as well have
stood out in the rain, for B ireas had spit
on his hands, was tugging t his bel
lows, blow ing the rain under the lofty
porches in perfect shee s. The magnificent
distances iti the White City were never
appreciated less, but a run to the open Ad
ministration and Electricity buildings ex
posed to the whole fury of the storm was
preferred by many.
REAL DUL NEAft CHICAGO.
One of tiie farticipantu Wounded in the
ClllCAiii), Sept. 2. It is stated here that
a duel was fought at Cheltenham Beach,
fifteen miles south of Chicago, the com
batants being William Ficklen, of 54 Oak
wood boulevard, and a Philadelphia man.
The latter deceived a wound in the left
shoulder, while Ficklen escaped unhurt.
The trou. le was caused by a woman. Her
name is withheld by Ficklen, who admits
fighting tiie duel. Ficklen also refuses to
tell the name of the man wi'.h whom he
fought, but says be was a cousin of the
lady. The cousin, in view of the outcome
of the affair, is equally anxious to remain
It seems, Jiowever, that the woman in
the ca-e was a pretty cousin of the Phila
delphia man both of whom were visiting
the World's fair to wh m Ficklen, accord
ing to the Philadelphia man's idea, paid
too much ai leiitioti, considering that she
was engaged to be married. As Ficklin
diil not agree with the P. M. tiie latter
challi iige i and Ficklen chose swords, with
whicu he whs skillful, not intending to
hurt his adversary if he colli 1 avoid it.
Tlie 1'. M . however, was in deadly earnest
and to ei d the right Ficklen wounded him
FIVE KILLED IN AN EXPLOSION.
The OfHtUy Mine as Ooes Some Horrible
Work In I'eniisylvanla.
Wll-KKslt ki;e, Sept. 22. By an explo
sion of gHs in i he Lance colliery Xo. 11, of
the ljeiiiuh and Wilke-barre Coal com
pany, at Plymouth, five men were in
stantly killed and five others scrk usly in
jured. The names of the dead are: David
M. Jones, contractor; William Jones,
rock miner, Wi'.krsiinnv; John Flanagan,
mason, ilkesiiarre; Owen 1'. Jones, Ply
mouth; Joshua Golightly, Plymouth, as
sistant mine foreman. Ad the men arts
ma: ried aud have from two io s:x children.
'Ihelijurcd hre: Owen L. Evans, rock
miner, arm d.siocaied; Tiioiims Williams,
rock miner, r.bs broken; D. B. J) ivis, rock
miner, shoulder dislocated; .lohn Cum
tiniius, mason, leg broken ty Hying debris;
.lames Morgan, miner, face cu. and scalp
wouiiiN. The accldeut was caus.'d by
J..shiia Golightly, who euterei a body ol
fcas with his uaked lamp. A terrific ex
Will (jet Them Out Alive.
LoNlioN, Sept. 22. Eight men have been
entombed alive in Doicoath col.iery, Corn
wall, for two days. Herculean efforts have
been and ure making for their rescue, and
now they can be heard sinking nymns by J
wie rescuers, a lewnours iiio.e work will
Salaries of Letter Carriers.
Kansas ClTV, Sept. 22. Tiie letter car
riers' convention has referred to a com
mittee the matter of asking congress to
increase salaries, l be committee is to
prepare three b.I.s aim submit them, to
Postmaster Genera: B.ss eil ana act on
HE undersigned firm has just opened a
Retail Department on their spacious Third
Floor where they carry a large and com
plete stock of Blankets and Comforters
Anybody intending to purchase anything in
the above mentioned line will do well in
calling on us.
King, Hasler, Schwentscr.
DRY GOODS COMPANY,
217,217 W. Second St., DAVENPORT.
JAHNS & BERTLESEN
NEARLY WREGKED THE NAVY.
Hie Other Water Carnival Not ill It with
While the spectators of the enjoyablo
water carnival were fleeing for their lives
iu search of !ry spots or the transporta
tion station there was a realistic but dangerous-looking
exhibition of a storm at
sea and vessels iu distress being given by
the participants in the carnival from sheer
necessity. Fear seized upou somj of the
foreigners and collisions or the capsizing
of the smaller craft seemed iuevitable.
The hurricane lashed the placid waters
of the basin into high waves, presenting a
Those iu the lantern decorated small
craft were in danger of capsizing on ac
count of tlie top heavy weight. They
frantically gra.ped the lanterns and cords
and poles and tearing all down tossed
them into the stormy waters of the basin.
There was no ac.-ideu". reported at a late
hour as having occurred on the water
ways of the fair, but every man, woman
and child caught in a boat when the storm
burst was drenched to the skin.
Hundreds of visitors were deprived of
their headgear by the wind. The most
damaging part of the sudden visitation
wns to hundreds of unsuspecting visitors
who waded actually knee deep through
nature's lagoons between the Adnuuistra
tration building aud Terminal station. A
few hundred men, boys and some women
stood outside the station and yelled or
laughed at the plight of the rain-soaked
The transportation companies of course
were paralyzed as the bedraggled multi
tude swept down upon the depots and out
side the gates like an army of locusts.
Everybody was late in getting home and
hundreds waited for hours in the open
buildings. The costliest part of the
tiouble was that fifty feet of the rcof of
the Manufactures building blew in, del
uging the exhibits and doing many
thousands of dollars damage.
State Secretary Convicted of Libel.
Tope it A, Kan., Sept. 22. The case of the
state agiuust j?ecretary ot State R. S. O3
borne, charged with libelling Cyrus Le
land, has resulted in a verdict of guilty.
The maximum penalty is f 1,000 fine and a
year in jail. The specific charge is that he
said to a reporter of a Topeka paper that
Leland had in collusion with George II.
Case, ex warden of the penitentiary,
bought lump coal of the prison as slack
aud sold it to Donlphon county people at
Raging Fires Aroun d Deadw ood.
Deadwood, S. D., Sept. 22. Raging for
est fires for the past few days have been
threatening this place, Leadvilleand other
places with total destruction. A large
amount of property Las been destroyed
and a score of persons more or less severe
ly burned fighting the flames.
Frank Collier Declared Bane.
Chicago, Sept. 82. The jury in the case
of Frank Collier, the erratic lawyer, has
rendered a verdict declaring him sane.
The Ives-Roberts Billiard Matck.
Chicago, Sept. 22. In the billiard match
for 6,000 points Ives Is still about 500 ahead
of bis English comoetitor. Roberta.
The Weatlirr H Maj fcxpect.
Washington. Se;t. 22. tiie to.lowinj are
the weather iintictiuou- i.ir twentv-four honrs
from fcp. m. vesier.lay. For Indiana Threat
ening we.ither, hu: prolmb y wi hout rain;
cooler tonio.rovv leorainc; sou hwesterly
win Is, liecom n, nor h .vestaric. for Illinois
Fairwea h. t , m ch cooler: win.fs bet ouiing
nor'.hwes er... . K..r Lower M c d ;an Show
ers: cooler in western portion and tomorrow
morning n e f ern imrtieii: s uthe lv w n is.
bee mu. u nor h-s:c-ly. For L"ir Michi
gan r air weal uei , exee it sh wern iu eastern
por int.; co.er in weMcm tun t on: win is be
c.i:i ia t'O'-il.Ae-'.e y. For V:-.iia-iu aud
Jona-Fiiir, cooler we iliu r; 11 ..rti.wi sterly
Attorney jeneral Moloney, in response
to an inquiry by David Gore, president of
the Illinois state board of agriculture, has
prepared an opinion in which he hold that
the board mny permanently locate the
A FULL STOMACH
oupht to cause you no discom
fort whatever. If it does.
though if there s any trouble
after entiiier take lr. Pierce's
Pleasant l'cllets. They're a
perfect and convenient vest-
pocket remedy. Oue of these
tiny, sugar-coated, anti-bilious
granules at a dose regulates
and correct. the entire system.
Sick or Bilious Headache. Con
stipation. Indigestion, Bilious
Attacks, and all derangements of the liv
er, stomach, and bowels are prevented,
relieved, and permanently cured.
They're the smallest, easiest to take,
cheapest, and best. They're (juaranlecd
to give satisfaction, or money is returned.
positively cured by Doctor
sane s l atarru Kemeuy.
The proprietors of this med
icine prove that by their
- ' r It's f ."ski cash for a
f Catarrh which they
.ruggists. 50 oeujt
J E. Montrose, Manager.
I'OL'li NIGHTS, Coninieneino-
Monday Night, Sept. 25th.
The Mascot Attraction.
HOLDEX'S Comedy Co.,
In a repertoire of the Latest phivs. Sonic and
Dames. MONDAY MuUT the Groat
Sensational Comedy Drama,
X. B. Don't fail to hear Ilohlen's Mascotte
quartette in qunrtette tinging, solos, duetf, etc.
EXTRA. EXTRA. Monday night SOc will ad
mit one gentleman and lady or two lad es. -
Fcserved seats on sale Saturday morning at
Prices 10. 20 aud 30 cents.
Tnder the management of
CHAS. T. KINDT.
Attractions every evening and Sunday after
noon. Band Concerts. "Wednesdays, Fridays and San
days. Eleeant meals at all honrs at 35c, 50c and 75c.
Order by Telephone Mo. 1220.
Peoria Cook and Ranges,
Tinware And Housk Furnishing Goods.
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
ROCK ISLAND. Ill
Always Keep Step wi die Ties.
We have taken advantage of the war now raging
among the Etching Publishers, and will eell
Fifty Remarque Proof Etchings
At 2c Each, on Saturday, Sept. 2?.
THIS IS FOR CXE DAY ONLY. We also Lave
some new and tasty mculdings suitable for framing
them at a very low price. Po not fail to keep step with
your ntighbors, and ccme and secure one of these
pictures on Sa urday.
Geo. fl. Kingsbury
FAIR AND ART SI ORE.
GREAT ADVANCE SALE
Fall and Winter Cloaks
Note the following prices.
Jackets, regular price $30 00. Sale price f 24 Oo
27 00 ' 20 75
20 00 1G 50
19 25 15 75
15 00 ' 1125
13 25 8 25
1100 7 50
9 25 5 95
7 00 4 50
No such opportunity has ever been presented to the
shopping public as this "Great Advance Sale of Fall an.!
114 West Second Street. DAVENPORT, IOWA
We have everything that is new and nobbv in the
line of MILLINERY.