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THE LACLEDE BLADE. J. B. JONES, Publisher. LACLEDE ............... MISSOURI GARNERING DELEGATES : FOR TAFT EVERY STREAM IS A TORRENT Entire Mississippi Valley" Threatened By High water and No Relief '"" in Sight . St Louis. Rapidly melting bdow is making a torrent of every river and stream in the upper half of tha Mississippi valley, wrecking houses, inundating lands and endangering lives. No relief is in sight. The weather Is growing wanner, which will result In further melting. All of the larger rivers are at flood tide, or within a few inches of it. Ice floes constantly threaten dams and bridges. In many places dyna mite is being used, but the swifly moving currents, it is feared, will carry away the huge gorges before they can be broken up into pieces email enough to render them harm less. The river here is close to the dan ger mark, 30 feet, and is rising rapid ly. Great fear Is entertained for resi dents near the conjunction of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Gangs of men are working night and day re pairing the damaged levees. UPHELD MISSOURI OIL OUSTER END OF SUIT BEGUN FIVE YEARS AGO. Trust Loses Before Supreme Court of . United State Harvester cases Depend on Same Law. MR. TAFT'S campaign for renomlnation Is being conducted by Congress man vvuiiiua.BLMeKInley of Illinois." with Leroy .;. T. Vernon, a well known Washington correspond., --hief of publicity. MISSOURIAN ELECTED SENATOR New Mexico Chooses T. B. Catron on -Eighth Ballot Born in Layayette County. Sfenta Fe, New Mexico. T. B. Catron, Republican, was elected sen ator on the eighth ballot. Thomas B. .Catrcn was born In Lafayette county, Missouri. He went to New Mexico in1866, first settling In Santa Fe. He shortly afterward went to Dona Ana county where he was admitted to the bar. President Grant appointed him United States attorney for New Mex ico, and, after holding that office for six and a half years, he resigned. Mr. Catron has been in the active practice of his profession all over New Mexico. He has served several terms as member of the legislative council and served one term as terri torial delegate to the Fifty-fourth congress. PEACE HOVERS OVER MINERS AGREEMENT IS REACHED IN BI TUMINOUS FIELDS. Anthracite Men, to Quit Work Tern portrily, But Settlement Seems Likely at an Early Date. Employers and ' Unions in Chicago Disagree Over Wage Scale 14,000 Are Idle. Chicago, Illinois. Fifty thousand workmen will be idle and building operations in Chicago probably will be suspended as the result of a trike of 14,000 union carpenters iiiRt railed Members of all allied trade unions are expected to lay down their tools In sympathy with the camenters Difference of opinion between the employers, and the union over a new wage scale brought about the strike, 1 -L - . . x n union aemanded 65 cents an hour and the employers offered 62 cents. The former wage scale was 60 cents. Contractors say the strike has come at a critical time In the building in ausiry or cnicago. work on many large structures is being rushed for completion on May 1. ARMED LUNATIC IS CAPTURED Man Who Terrorized Saline County Turns Out to be Well-to-do Farmer. Cleveland, Ohio. Peace by agree ment was declared in the bituminous coal fields. Immediately afterward an order was issued by the anthracite strike committee that the 173,000 min ers in those fields suspend work April 1. President John P. White wired George Baer at Philadelphia that he had a proposition to make re lative to the anthracite situation. Word was received back from Mr Baer that he would be glad to grant the request and another conference is now assured. This makes it very possible that a strike in the antharacite regions may be avoided, though the order for a suspension has been issued. There will be a short susDension in the bituminous fields to permit the operators and miners in the different state to" settle their internal dif- m uuiia win ne maae mat will in crease the cost of mining over the agreement reached here or keep the miners from earning as much as they can. By the agreement the miners will re ceive an increase of five cents a ton for screened coal, 3- cents for mine run, 5.5 per cent for day laborers and dead work and five hours work on Saturday with five .hours pay. All other demands ars waived Tha add. tional rates demanded by the Illinois miners in their convention will be dropped. The settlement of the Deace terms is credited to the work of the Illinois operators and miners. The operators of the states not reD- resented will accept the settlement without question. There will be a suspension in the bituminous fields In all states except Missouri, Kan sas, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma, where the miners have an agreement to work, pending negotiations for a contract. About 350,000 unicn men are benefitted. SUFFRAGISTS WON THEIR POINT Oklahoma Women Demand That Reg istration Books be Opened to Them and it is Done. Shawnee, Oklahoma. Sixty suf fragettes of Shawnee served an ulti matum upon Mayor Martin that un less the registration books were opened to allow them to vote for members of the school board at tha city election next Tuesday they would use their influence in defeating him for re-election as well as the two members of the city council, who are candidates for re-election. The women held that the election officers had no right to disfranchise them at the city primaries held re- ently. Tbreats of a test case in court caused the city council by unanimous vote to grant the request of the suffragettes. Washington. D. C. The anti-trust laws of Missouri were upheld by the supreme court of the United States. The court approved of the state's action In ousting the Standard Oil company of Indiana and the Republic Oil company of New York from the state and fining each $50,00 under these lawB. ' " This is the suit begun by Gov. Had ley when he was attorney general nearly five years ago, in which the Standard Oil company of Indiana, the Republic Oil company, a New York corporaUoaand the Waters-Pierce Oil company, Miouri corporation, were charged with having" combined to control the prices and to prevent competition. The supreme court of Missouri found, them guilty. The Waters-Pierce comnanv was a Missouri corporation and the- court set a day when its charter would be forfeited if the company did not pay a $o0,000 fiine. The fine was paid. On ly the Standard and the Republic. which were ousted, appealed to the supreme court. .- The claim was mada that the cor porations 'could not be ousted in the same proceedings. Furthermore it was urged that ousting corporations was a greater punishment than was in flicted on individual violators by the laws. - The International Harvester com pany recently appealed to the court from a- Missouri ouster decree, the appeal being based on the ground that these laws were unconstitutional. Justice Lamar, who announced the unanimous opinion of the court, held that Tin riffht rif tho rnrnnriHnna hod been denied under the law in the trial. SNOW CAUSES CASE OF SUNBURN Kansas Physician's Face Blistered From Blinding Glare In Six Mile Walk. BACKACHE A SIGNAL OF DISTRESS Pain In the back is the kidney' signal of distress.- If tills timely warning n ignored, there is grave danger oi aropey, gravel, nrio eeaae. x When you have reason to suspect your kidneys, use a special kidney niedi cine. Doan') Kidney Pills relieve weak, congested kidneys cure backache reg ulate the urine. Good proof in the following statement. CONVINCING TESTIMONY if-r O. D. Kensler, 05 iV.JLT, HU says: ' I became jicua ownif- bo bad from kidney to worr lor weera. i waa mm, u and nervous; the doctors could not help me and my friends gave up hope. As a last re sort, I began taking Dean's Kidney Pills and soon alter pasaeua gravel etuue. unixi- um, umaral mnVA BtmM TtniMind And from then on I improved until cured." ' AT ALL DEALERS 50c. a Box DOAN'S Kjy LYNCH LAW. CLAUDE ALLEN SURRENDERS Winfield, Kansas. A walk of six miles through the snow gave Dr. W. J?- Guy of this city a coat of sunburn. Dr. Guy was called on a case dix miles in the country. He drove out, dui was compelled to abandon his team on the return trip in the morn ing on account of the deen drifts The physician walked the remainder or tne way home along the railroad iracKs. The bright sunshine reflected fmm the snow caused a blinding glare. ine pnysician'8 face was burned n severely that it was blistered and th skin now has begun to peel as if it had been subjected to the rays of a July sun. DIMISSED FT. SMITH OFFICERS Chief of Police and Ten Patrolmen Out as Result of Lynching of Negro. FULTON SALOONS WILL REMAIN Circuit Court Declares Legal Recent Biection in Which Wets Were Victorious. Salina, Kansas. A demented man' who has been causing terror in the soutn part of this county for two days, was catuivd at noon near Saiesburg. He is Charles Sandberg, 35 years old, a, well-to-do farmer near Salesburg. He has consented to go to a sanitarium at Leavenworth, Kan. After his capture he made another break for liberty. Armed with a rifle and defying his. pursuers, he rode a horse until it dropped exhausted. He then ran until exhausted, when he was again taken. Worn Out and Hungry, Court Sluye? is Glad to Give Up Only Three Remain Out. Trouble for Cotton Men. Guthrie, Oklahoma. In an opinion ny justice Tom Doyle of the state criminal court of appeals, the state's anti-trust law is held sound and sev- eral of the wealthier and mmt uu. ly known cotton men in the South west must stand trial as a result. A jnaximum fine of $8,000,000 could be Imposed upon conviction and peniten tiary sentences in addition. "Hillsville, Va.--StarvinE. sleepless and fatigued, Claude Swanson Allen came out of the laurel thicket in the Blue Ridge, pointed two six-shooterS toward the sky and gave himself up to the posse which for nearly two weeks has hunted him. "I'm glad to get a chance to come in," he said. "I haven't slept In . bed since the shooting. I'm hungry." Claudes capture gives renewed hope of the remaining fugitives Sidna Allen, his nephew Frlel and Wesley Edwards. Wom?n Jury Analnst a Tailor. San Francisco, California. Twelve women Jurors in a Justice court hee decided that unless a tailor made sun ct periect.'y. the man vhn r. dered it need not pay the tailor the full price. As a result F. w. Von Fchrader, Jr., an attorney, will not tare to ray a balance of $69 for RLiCH be was sued by a tailoring firm Gas Wrecks Iola Home. Iola, Kansas. An explosion of gas demolished the home of Mrs. Ida Ogden here and seriously burned Mrs. Ogden and little daughter. Gladys. A rubber hose had become detached from the feed pipe of a hot plate and when the accumulated gas reached a burning gas light in the dining room, the explosion occurred. Fire followed the explosion and reduced the wreck age to ashes. ' - Fulton, Missouri. Judge David H, Harris, of the 34th judicial circuit, disposed of the temporary writ of pro hibition against the county court is sued by him some weeks ago by rul ing that while the focal option law does not specifically provide for a re- suDmission of the measure after it had been once voted upon, the title or me mil implied such, and that an election after the expiration of fouf years would be legal. The ruling in enect declares legal the recent elec tion by which saloons were voted into Fulton. Fort Smith, Ark. The citv council discharged eleven police officers as the result of the lynching of Sanford Lewis, the negro, on the night of March 24. Chief of Police Bryant Barry and Capt. Sam Smart were found guilty of lack of executive abil ity, Detectives Pitcock and Jarnigan and Patrolmen Pennewell, Laster, Ross, Surrat, Philips, Lacy and Adams were found guilty of indiffer ence or lack of knowledge of what constituted the duty of an officer. These men were all on duty at the city jail when the mob broke into the Jail and got the negro and hanged him. Wool Bill Passed In House. Washington, D. C The Democratic wool bill passed "the house. 189 to 92 with 20 progressive Republicans vot ing for it. Representative Rucker of Colorado, who opposed it in debate and answered "present" on the roll- call, and Representative Francis of Ohio, who voted againSt it, were the only Democrats who did not line up with the majority. ? On the Trail. "Does your fiance know your age Lotta?" "Well partly." Fliegende Blaetter. Coxey Sues Grant Gillette New York, N. Y. A deal in min ing stocks by "General" Jacob S. Coxey, oae time leader of "Coxey's army," with Grant G. Gillette, the former Kansas promoter, has resulted in a suit here in which Gen rnt seeks to have declared void nntom o. gregaung i7,ooo and to recover $3- uuu aaaiuonaj. Peoria Y. M. C. A. Burns. - Peoria. I1L Peoria's new S100.000 TT. M. C. A. buildiDg was damaeed to the extent of, $50,000, by fire. The building was not quite completed. A campaign for funds for furnishing. Just ended, netted $23,000. The bulld og carried insurance of $25,000. Won Sunday School Contest. Wichita, Kansas After months contest. Bluff City, a town nf ann in Sumner county, has5 outstripped An thony, a town of 3.000. in S vara tn a first In Sunday school attendance. When the enrollment was counted. Bluff City showed an aggregate attn. ance of 1,173, while all Anthony eouid do was 838- . . .. - . -Women Seek Negro Votes. Chicago, Illinois. Mrs. Katherlne L. Wolfe made an appeal to negrols at a meeting In South State street for their votes for equal suffrage on primary day April. 9. Many negroes at the meeting spoke. Some of them had been slaves. The present situation among the women was compared to those days. Postal Banks Are Popular. Washington. D. C DeDoslts In postal savings banks now amount to nearly $20,000,000 and thev are ex pected to reach $40,000,000 before the end. of this year. Those in charge of the system say that about 8,000 post offices are now receiving savings. England Sends Potatoes. New York, N. Y.-Six thousand tons fo potatoes the largest shipment ever received here, arrived from London on the steamship Minnehaha. ' Many a brave man has lost nerve in a dentist's chair his SHE QUIT COFFEE And Much Good Came From It. WANTED TO DUPLICATE TRAGEDY Miner Heard of Double Killing and Went Home to "Do the Same N vThing." Staunton, Illinois. Georee Loveiov a coal miner, shot his wife three times and himself twice at their home here. Each is in a dangerous condi- t tion. Jealousy, It is reported, was the i cause of the shooting. John Moorn I another miner, was told that Lovejoy had shot his wife. "I believe Til go home and do the same thing," he said. Someone tele phoned the police and an officer hur ried to the Moore home. He broke Linto the house and took a loaded shot gun from Moore. Mrs. Moore said she did not know why her husband should want to shoot her. Sold Chanute Tribune Stock. - Chamrte, Kansas. Arthur R. Elake- ly, largest stockholder in the Chanute Daily Tribune, sold his stock in the j paper to Cavaness brothers, the oth-1 er principal owners. Mr. Blakelr'a plans are not annoucced at present. It is hard to believe that coffee will put a person In such a condition nn it did a woman of Apple Creek, O. She tens ner own story: "I did not believe cofreA trouble, and frequently said I liked it so well I would not quit drinking It even If It took my life, but I was a miserable sufferer from heart trnnM and nervous prostration for four years. i was scarcely able to go around at alL Had no energy, and did not care for anything. Was emaciated and had constant pain around my heart until I thought I could not endure It I felt as though I was liable to die any time. -"Frequently I had the least excitement would drive sleep way, ana any uttle noise would un set me terribly; ' I was gradually; get ttnjr worse until finallr one day, it ' came over me, and I asked myself What is the USe Of beiner nlMr nil (ho. time and buying medicine so that I can indulge myself in coffee? "So I thought I would see If I could Quit drinkinr cnfrV f) TA orif esMA Postum to help me quit I made it strictly according I want to tell yon that ch&nrn thm. - greatest step In my life. - It was easy to quit coffee because I had the A-ostum which I like - better than I Uked the old coffee.- One by one the via irouDies left, until now I am ia Bplendid health, nerves steady, heart HI right, and the pain all gone. Never have any more nervous' chills, don't take any medicine, can do all my housework, and . have done a great Seal besides. - -"My: Eister-In-Iaw, who visited marT this summer had been an Invalid for ' come time, much as I v t ,. to quit coffee and drink Postum. She ' gained five pounds in thrp mv. and I never saw such a change In ar one's health." "There's a reason." ' ' Eastman Yes, I'm broke! Bank's suspended; what can a fellow do? Alkali Bill Wall, kain't tell what you'd do here, but out my way we'd suspend the banker! Savvy? Means to Enjoy Closing Years. Having made a million dollars by tne practice of law since be quit poli I tics, former Congressman and Gover nor Frank S. Black. astmA nrtviht has confirmed the reports that he has- reurea. "Arter a certain point i reached it isn't money a man should work for, but time. You can't defy human nature." he says.