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VOL. XLIY. DO 107.
BOCK ISLA1TD, ILL., HOBDAY, 34, 1623
FBI03 TXXEZ3 C3T3. '
Wl CT-TIVp TA V 4 V ! gutel senator announced that tne pnrifl
iiOllllA VI 1 U) UA 1 ! cation of politic waan Iridescent dream
Cttebrttioru Thereof Were Varied
EOOSI TILT TALIS TO CHICAQ0AS3.
Kw York Iff in nt U wa to the IJae
f Hi Opiate Wit boat rear a ritu
aa Tklag That He ponst Like to
Tke Cm Come la Tmr Criticism
laf htt Ih-monat ratio aad It
Leaaon Other CommaiaoratioB.
CfflCACO. Frb St. Thamlnrn Rmurrolt'
- i .v.i. :. m
tore of the occasion on Waahinoton's
birthday-wi r. not mod.!, of eloouenee '
but plain practical talk.,espcclally th. one ,
attliaAndltoriuin on the "Enforcnment ,
of the Law," in which he made George
Washington hi model for every phase of ,
bis subject. Kiitht here it may be stated
that probably nen r in Its history has the
dny lawn o "rorlously" celebrated, prob-!
ably because new before hare ao many J
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Important subjects bm up at the same
t.me. Here it was enforcement of the (
law and municipal corruption that was
discusMiL At 1'hiladnlpbla an Import. I
ant meeting was hold to further the!
mnvoramit to firing about the Impossible 1
Ity of war Utwecn this country and Great
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tho party's founding.
Ought Vat to Need Argument,
At IVtrolt the Michigan Society cf tho
Sons of tho Involution eclebrntod and
Don Dickinson t.Mkml jinso" with a
bint at the Vencsuula question. IJut
there was a counign of conviction in tho
War HKMovelt handl 'il the antiWt. him ;
that made tho Chicago celebration the
moat not.iMn onoof tho day. Hjremarkud I
at tho beginning of his spot'ch: "There Is' '''''gates were present from mnny of
arertnlti dinicnlty In speaking tosuch a ! CIti of this country and from Knglnnd.
tonot as 'The Knforocinunt of Law,' be-J The president of the United States sent a
canso It ought not tn though It ilo, re- I b'ttur dcn-larlng his hearty sympathy with
quire an argument to be advanced in its lno objt-ct of the meeting, but saying that
favor. (Applause and arius of "goml."J j ,ho '"subject should bo discussod with a
It is a discredit to us as a people that l''-,n' perception of nil tho features belong
thero actually ran bo Mom for argument to il auA ln spirit of patriotism, as
as to whether tho lavr of the land should
or should not bo enforced " Applause.
When ho said the average legislator
thought It n safo thing to advocuto any
luw. thinking that it would not bo ea
furred, th.iro were rrles of "good."
ajrmpathy for the Ijiw-ltreaker.
Hero he remarket:: "And In speaking
of the enforcement of law I want to pro--st
as emphatically a I can. In thn name
if decent ritlx 'ns, ngiikMt tho habit that
hus grown up of maudlin symphathy for
the Inw-brraker. tPP'auso and cries of
"iMSKirj J here Is a riot. Tho
ollicers, after submitting to almost Inflnito
provorntlon, finally enforce order and put
down the mob. What happens? Is thero
any avnumthr for the soldiers or for tho
poller Not a bit. Thn ympithy is for
thn rioters. Anil usnall th.i rvitM.pa t.w,m
With tales of how cb. and such a person 1
was in thn crov,l. just to look on, and got
shot. If he was then I am elmt hn mit'
shot. 1 don't enro whether hn was there to!
bsik on r not. I Urent applause. His
mere presence a'ld :1 to the strenictit of the
Aiwther nf the Carrent ral
"In tho same way thi're are a largo num
ber of people who appan-ntly do not mind
any form of ktllinxrxrept judicial killing.
A little incident, literally true,
hnppened to mo onm while I was In Wash
ington, Them was a young woman who
used to come around and tuko the exam
ination In thn civil service rommis.lon
and always failed, and she was from Ken
tueky ; nnd two Kentucklans thenv a man
named Kineuld and a man named Tolby.
liiul had a dlsjtgrerment and Klnrald bad
kill.il Tolby. He had shot him, perfectly
eiild-hloodedly. And the trial was going
on alxiut two roms from where the com
mission rooms wen. rhe was In one day
and said: 'I am going to sec tho trial of
poor Mr. KinraiiL'
hat Was the Matter with Tolby.
"I said: 'l'oor Mr. Kinmildt I hope
they will hang htm.' She was appalled at
such brut.ility. 'What, hang Mr. Xin
raid? I 1. 1 o s sorry for Mr. Kincaid.' I
aid: 'Yea, but 1 wus sorry for Mr. Tolby.
Arv you not aorry for him?' the said:
Yes, 1 was sorry for Mr. Tolby. but Mr.
Tolby I dead,' lirrot 1 tughter and ap
plaute The story is literally true, wonl
for word, and It n tlocts not unfairly the
ti.eniid attitudo t,f a ginnl numlwr of our
citizens when any l.tw-breaker of any kind
falls UHit the clutches of tiio law ho has
I'KOH A Ki t I T ETEXT.
aarne tnaimtm nn -tUf ftlira'a t'naeral-.
lltlrlania oa Ik I'rraa.
Thn speaker then romtnltied what no
doubt some g.wd citizens will consider an
oratorical capital crime. He did not speak
good of tho dead, for he look up tho "llat"
Mim case, and dcvUrvd the murder for
which that ward politician suffered death
brutal, unprovoked and fully proved, and
aid that It was big politician who sup
plied lb money that delayed Justice so
long In thn case. Then tin proceeded
"When his body was taken back to Trov
at the funeral half of the city's population
turned out to do honor to this man who
bwl been killed for a peculiarly Infamous ;
and brutal murder, committed in the
rffort to do bis part in overturning a '
whole system of government becauso
Ik.t 1. - V. .. ,'. w. mnm I fiVuritimllii, Ik.'
, luiav hiiwi lu.
fulrueas ami aonesty of elections."
It a man hail been shot leading a for
lorn hop.) n the field of battle, and had
been a soldier of the most distinguished
gallantry and of unblemish.nl private life
he would not have bad oiv-Wnth of the
honor given him, nor one-tooth tho regret
express nl for him that was expressed for
that riunlen-r. What dc su.'h an event
Mean? It means there are a large number
of people In this country who need to bo
ducnti-d up nd educated op, if neces
sary, through drastic methods to the idea
that a crime ia a crime, a crime should be !
punisiMii. and sjniphstyls not for the
rrimiiial hut is fr the criminal's victim."
If tho New Y
k polio commissioner,
tlovs not hear from a western ex-senator
noted for a w.mderful command of the
United States language that ex-senator
baa prubaUy g.ttten religion recenUy.
AffrdcUriuthat Washington's Ufa was
an Illustration of applied morality It i a aw
vel said: . "S.mo vears am a United
I ana mat tne decalogue ana tne golden
rule had no place In public life. There la.
unfortunately, a certain order of intellect
which U prone to admire inch iilly and
vicious cynicium, and to the extent of the
admiration thus rxcltod the words of the
senator did damage. A man who is a
I brilliant phraaemakcr and uses his talent
I to ad ranee what is low and base is unfit
for public life In a commonwealth which
seriously puts Washington forward as an
I Again ho Imade the following reference
' to the press: "Nothing more speedily
lowers tne tone or public life than indis
criminate abuse of public nion. Many of
tho most prominent newsnaners in tho
land, and not
few politicians whose
l? f .hl!orJ CTon ia the hon f tnB
ST" . ,L Smtne. mnse us snieu
lou, ,ndpcency of thclr muaMu. lulta
made quite as frequently on the best as on
tho worst of our public servants. Theso
writers and spenkors are a digraces to the
community whieh seriously respects
Wablngton' pe&t name." lie added,
h.oweycr. ""?' wos not modern ln-
T'i?"; JtHT rr
lorly slandered during his life.
m, evident that Roosevelt ha., riews,
and had no hesitation in stating them in
the plainest language. The foregoing is
but a small portion of an oddrrss that was
'u,l ' similur directness and pith. There
wa no Umo " compromise anywhere, it
wa "", t",ih,t. "fm the shoulder;" bo
enco applauded at ever? DoinL
miLADELI'UIA l'EACE METISO.
Asclo-American Arbitration Advocated
Other Features of the Day.
Quite a different mortinzwastbatwhich
gathered in I'hiladelnMa. to further thn
cause of arbitration between this country
and tho liritish cnmlre. but the subioct f
discussion was big with importance to i
tno tww Pat pow-jrs. I
' " ,uvo T mankind.
A telegram was read from Mayor Swift
and a number of tho first citizens of Chi
cago bidding tho causo of peace godspeed;
nlno nicssngps from Oenernl Miles, nnd
many others both In elvil and ollicial life,
H"Solutions Wero adopted V tho effect
that judicial arbitration should take tho
place of war In all matters of dispute be
tween this country and Urent Britain nnd
that tho organization to work for this idea
should bo made permanent. Tho cost of
war was enlarged upon by El ward Atkin
son and W. K. Curtis tho latter of whom
estimated nn expenditure; last yenr for ar
tillery nnd naval purpes of 1,07718,473.
Many addresses eulogizing peace were de
livered. Of another sort was the speech delivered
if Don M. Dickinson at tiio banquet in
1,'r,,lt of tho Nins of tho American K
,utl"n- uifKlnson said HBTTira some t
ago advl."l tho strengthening of the na-
llonal army nnd hail twen promptly called
a Jtnpi, but now oil citizens rallied to tho
support of a patriot, whether he lie a Denv
ormtlikj Monroe and Cleveland or a Re
publican like Blulne. llecent foreign ag
gression had been met with tho prompt
antagonism of tho p:v?idciit,wltli a,unani
mous congnss liehlnj him. Whatever
may como of this incident it will bo of
great value, becauso this country now
stands at guard, and north nnd south
have been brought together ln common
Th meeting of tho Republicans at
Washington was purely political and of a
reminiscent character regarding the orig
nal organization of tho party and of a
partisan character lis advocating protec
tion and criticism of tins Democracy. Tho
cx-Confederntes of Richmond, Va., toot
the day to dedicate a museum of Confed
erate relics in the old Davis mansion. Tho
day was celebrated very generally and as
stated before very "variously."
IN&OMNIA DROVE HIM TO 0EA7H.
I.'s-Kepreseotallre llartrr, of Ohio, Com
mit Siilrhln with a Pistol.
FostoKIA, O., Feb. 24. If insomnia did
not drive rx-Iioprescntative Michael I).
Darter to suicide his friends can conccire
nothing el so. Friday night ho put a bal
lot into his brain at the house of S. Knnpp,
w'.iuro ho was taylng on a visit to this
city. Insomnia was tho only thing the
matter with him, for his family and finan
cial relations wero of tho best. He had
undoubtedly contemplated suicide, for
when talking of taking out a lifo policy
Friday lie asked whether It would bu paid
in case of suicide. Ho also asked a friend
if ho believed a sulcido who never harmed
a person in the world would go to heaven.
llarter represented tho Fourteenth Ohio
district in the Fifty-second and Fiftv-third
congresses. He was born at Canton, O.,
April 0, lnfl Although born a poor boy
and without the advanttzes of much
schooling. Darter was a hard student and
had read widely on political and financial
lines. Ho was a Democrat in politics and
a strong opponent of thn free coinage of
silver, and ono of the few advocates of
free trade In congress. Mrs. llarter has
arrived at Mansfield from Philadelphia,
where she wo visiting at tho time of
tho tragedy. Mansfield was Darter's
homo and his body hat been taken there,
H0 had f-'A),0UU insurance on his llfe.
Elklns Is for the Oh la Man.
CiEvtLASn. Feb. 84. Senator Elkln
of West Virginia, Is not a candidate for
the presidential nomination. In an inter-
vie jr with Robert P. Dorter, editor of the
Cleveland World. Klklns declares that he
Is content with his senatorial honors, and
mat tne statements concerning bis rrcsl'
d.-ntial ambitions were made by ill-ad-
vised friends and are unauthortzeU Ho
savs that tho West Virginia delegation is
t r Major McKinley.
lmlteat sai Another IMack Bant.
WASiiiSbTox. Feb. Si. lrcident Cleve
land left the city at 11 o'clock last nla-h
on mo ugamousc leader Maple for a day's
iiuuuuk bi vuanticu.
Poaaloa for Mrs. Uroaham.
WAsnisoTOx. Feb, SI The senate
today pit sea the bill allowing Mrs.
W. Q. urcsham a pension of flOO a
Told by the Exploration of an
AWFUL PATE OF lOUB DESERTERS
Cancht la aa Old Coal Xlln by a Fall of
Debris They Gradually Starve to Death
Harder and Cannibalism Incidents of
' Their Terrible Doom Penciled Record
Tells the Story, the Writer Dying After
Killing Bis Remaining Companion.
CoLLlEra, M'. Va., Fib. 24 People are
much excited in this vicinity over a recent
find, which, it is claimed, clears np a mys
tery of thirty-two years' standing tho re
mains of four human beings having been
discovered in an abandoned cool mine a
mile east of hero. David Snyder explored
the old mine, which has not been worked
since the (W's, nnd discovered the human
bjnes. Ono of tho skeletons was sitting
upright against a ledge. Beside this skele
ton was found a flask containing a note
that explained the mysterious disappear
ance of John Ewing, Bon Ayers, Tom
A&clson and Joe Oblc, thirty-two years
njo. The notes were written in pencil,
b Jt well preserved. They read as follows:
Caught by a, Mine Cave-In.
"November 2, 1SG3. Should this ever
reach the outside world let it bo known
that wo giving names are prisoners hero,
owing to the caving in of tho mino. We
are deserters and was in hiding here when
tho mine caved in. Food and water all
g me. Wc are doomed, as no one outside
is aware of our whereabouts. This is
about the eighth day of imprisonment.
"November 4- John Ewing and Tom
Ackclson have just killed B-n Ayers aad
are eating him, I have already eaten my
bootleg. Tho water In the mino is terri
ble. Our oil Is getting scarce, air becom
ing foul. I only know the day of the
month by my watch.
Novembers. F.wlng has just killed
Acklcson. Cut off of one his f?t and is eat
ing it and dancing around and flourishing
bis dirk-knife liko a maniac.
Had to Kill Ills Companion.
'November 7. I am now alono with the
dead. I had to kill Kwing in self-defense.
I have just cnten my other bootleg. Am
sleepy. Good-bye. I inclose this note in
this 11 ask to preserve it if possiblo, so that
if ever found our sad fnto will be known.
Sighed, "Joseph Oate."
fccveral of tho old residents hereabouts
remember these men. It was generally
believed that they hnd been killed in bat
tle. As no relatives of the deceased men
could bo found their remains were given
in charge of Andy Lister for interment.
THE SALVATION ARMY TROUBLE.
Comes to an I.ssue of Veracity Between tho
New York, Feb. 24. Ballington Booth
has been found, or rather ho has reap
peared and published a manifesto declar
ing . his entire disconnection with tho
management of the army and saying that
he will not try to raise, a rebellion. Ho had
a lonjj conferenco last night with Colonel
Nichol, Colonel Kadic, and others, but
what it was about none would telL A
cablo from London scttbs the question of
the Booths' successors. Commissioner and
Mrs.Ilooth-Tucker having been appointed.
The chnrgo that General Booth istopposod
to tho "Americanism" of the jvrmy here is
scouted by tiic leaders as absuVd.
Ballington Booth gives out a statement
that is practically giving the Ho direct to
Colonel Niched, who is quoted assaying
that thero was no peremptory order to the
Ballington Booths to give up their posi
tions and tho property of the army at the
meeting held last week. He insists that
such a command was given by Herbert
Booth as narrated in these dispatches last
Saturday, and admits that ho flatly re
fused to obey the orders of his command
ing ofiicer and father. General Booth, nnd
declares ho will have nothing to do with
tho headquarters in London hereafter.
From London comes the news that
Bramwull Booth, chief of staff at the
headquarters, says that tho relieving of
Ballington Booth from tho command in
America was iu accord with the usual
routine of changes, without which Ball
ington Booth could never have been ap
pointed to America. The Daily News
says In an editorial: "America may yet
have a Salvation Army Fourth of July."
The Chroniclo editorially expresses a sim
ilar opinion, and thinks that Ballington
Booth was in the wrong. "The strength
of the army," says tho Chronicle, "lies in
its military basis of disciplinary obe
dience." Death of Ex-Governnr Itobinson.
SriiiscFlELP, Mass., Feb. 4. Ex-Governor
Robinson died at 4:30 p. m. Satur
day. G.xirgo Dextor Itobinson was born
in Lexingtou, Middlesex county, Jan. in,
1st I. He was gradaated at Harvard in
lrii. He was a rcpersentative in the legis
lature in 1S74; senator in lt76; representa
tive in the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, Forty
seventh and Forty-eighth United States
congresses. He was elected governor of
this state in 1SS1. 1885 and l&Xi.
Sars That Batemaa Did the Deed.
Cahltle, Ills., Feb. 24. Foster, who
was the first man arrested for the mnrdcr
of Henry Bell wood, and a close friend of
Frank Bateman, also charged with the
crime, tells the story that Bateman con
fessed doing the deed to him (Foster) and
warn el him not to betray him under pen
alty of death. Bateman protests his ln-
Corbett Mtut "Get Reputation."
CHICAGO. Feb. 24. Fitzsimmons is re
ported as saying that he willnot fight Cor
bett until he (Cor bet t) wins a reputation;
that ho must firet whip Maher. When
Corbett heard this lie laughed lond and
long, and Interjected sueh epithets as
"The big stiff," -The cur," "The yellow
Saveil'tho Uoreraaaeat Charter.
Keokuk, Ia.. Feb. at Work on tho de
velopmont of the natural water power of
the rapids of tho Mississippi at this point
was begun Saturday. The government
charter expired today if work hud not been
Boils and pimples are due to im
pure blood. Remove them by mak
ing the blood pare with Hood's Sar
i . i
Star Ruby won tho four-tnlle running
race on the Bay District course, San Fran
cisco, beating Gilead by a short length,
and Claudius. Time, 7:23
Charles E. Wear, the son of a Missouri
circuit judge, has been sent np for thirty
five years for muder.
Washington's birthday was dnly cclo
bratci at London and all European capi
tals where there ore colonies of Amer
icans. The clothing "cutters' strike at Chicago
is still on. Tho men are more than will
ing to go back to work on their own terms
while tho stato board of arbitration con
siders the case, as proposed by Colonel
Rend. Hut tho manufacturers will not
hear of this proposition.
The ease of Editor Dunlop, of the Chi
cago Dispatoh, is in the hands of Dr.
Frank Billings, who, as referee, will re
port on what effect imprisonment would
have on Duniop. His n'torneys bare pre
sented proof that it would kill him.
far fourteen holies of the victims
of the Vulcan mine disaster at Newcastle,
CjIo., have been recovered.
Tho birthday of Prince Bismarck, April
L will be a generally celebrated through
out Germany this year
Speaker Rsed purposes to give a banquet
to his friends this week, the feature of
which will be a 23-pound salmon sent
him by J. B. Montgomery, a Portland,
Maher's bnckers are going to challenge
Fitzsimmons for another battle for Jj.lCJO
At a meetinir of tho Connecticut ex
Prisoners of War association a resolution
was adopted to mako np a pat so for John
L. Waller, the ex-consul in Madagascar
who had so much t rouble with the French.
Tho recent crisis in France was caused
by boodle. Is is said that certain senators
desire to overthrow the gasrernmenc to
prevent tho investigation of the boodling.
It is also said that tho press is rotten.
J. D. Miller, a J. P. of Mississippi, tiied"
to arrest a man, who resisred. Tho J. P.
went for his Winchester;' so did the man.
Tho latter is dead now.
James Field, an employe of Morgan &
Wright, of Chicago, has fcen arrested at
Oconoinowoc. Wis., on tho charge of em
Colored Republicans of Wichita, Kan.,
aro moviug to send cx-Consul Waller to
tho national convention as duicgatc-at-larsc.
At tho meeting of the executive assem
bly K. of P. at Cincinnati ic was resolved
to hold no Uniformed Rank encampment
this year becauso tho railways will not
mako the rate desired.
Tho Brotherhood of Locomotive Engin
eers, Brotherhood of Firemen, Brother
hood of Railroad Trainmen and Order of
Railway Conductors aro holding 3 uniou
meeting at Sunbury, Pa.
Emma Kelsy, 12 years t-'d, while play
ing "policeman" in tho first floor of a
Chicago church went into a safe and
locked herself in. It was an hour and a
half before the man with tho combination
could be found and tho child, nearly suf
focated was rescued. -
Australian System ait Primaries,
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 2 1. What promises
to be a remarkable reform has been in
augurated here. Nominations by caususcs
and conventions had demoralized tho city
government, so it is claimod. Prominent
Republicans asked that tho central com
mittee arrange for nominations at tho
primaries by direct vote for candidates
under the Australian system. Tho
committee refused. A mass conven
tion of Republicans was held and the
proposed plan explained, ouiliiid, in
dorsed by a rising and unanimous vote,
and set in motion.
Iowa Legislative. Proceedings.
Des Moines, Feb. 24 Bills were in
troducrd In the senate regulating savings
banks; providing for manufacturing
liquors, and regulationg the taking of
testimony; amending the law relative to
tho terms of redemption of lands from
execution sales. Bills were passed requir
ing the signature of both husband and
wife to chattle mortgages to make them
valid; legnlizing-the incorporation of the
town of Balaskia, Davis county, and the
proceedings of tho Van Buran county
board of supervisors in levying taxes
House was not in session.
Highest of all in Leavening Power
Latest U. S. Gov't Eeport.
hn Tour Ilomt and Butt U Insured.
Real Estate, '
Insurance and Loans.
Boom 4, Hitehell s Lyade Vug.
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Where Is Me AT
Spring Shapes Spring Colors Spring Stylej
-AT- -AT- -AT-
$1.33 $1.33 $1.33
be on sale at
324, 326 and' 328
Brady St., Dav
ber it when buy
It has paid others, it will
pay you. Oar prices are
low; oar goods the best
that the money can boy.
If yon are in the city
come in and see ns, yon
will find plenty of things
to interest yon. We
are just a block from
the C. K. I. & P. depot.
Wait for the train here.
Low priced bonse fur
nishers. Davenprt More
Il Carpet Co.,
J24, 126, 32S Brady St
start the season with a special sale of
are worth $2, $2.25 and $2 JO, and will
the special price, for 10 days
in our window and take your choice.
Old age can be attained by the proper use of in
vigorating tonics. The Rock Island Brewing Co's
products are all the results of scientific labor and
the most improved apparatus, preserving in the
highest degree the health giving qualities of the
Hock Island Brewing Go.
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