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Judicial Apportionment Bill
THE AMENDMENT STRICKEN.
Condition of the Floods in the
Destructive Fire at Knoxville,
Springfield, April 8. Pursuant to
unuiBiuu m mgnt a republican
caucus, the bouse this morning re.
Called the indicia!
bill to the second reading, and struck
oat the amendment adopted lat
tug instance oi oor. lanner.
The bill is thus left as it came from
the senate. An effort will be made
to pass it tomorrow. The honse re
fused or an overwhelming vote to
suspend the rules and take np the
bicycle baggage bill. It is believed
were is no chance for the bill.
Water la North Dakota.
Bismarck, .N. D., April 8 The
mm. A. I a. .
water in me Missouri river bas risen
four feet since last niirht- Th
has broken through the rivkeat Man-
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uaui. ai uiimircs iaii morning it
was running into the railroad round,
bouse. There have been no trains
from an v direction for two davs.
Grand Forks. N. D., April 8 The
Red river rose 16 Inches last night,
and has passed the high water mark
of '93. It is now rising an inch.and.
a-half an hoar. The piers of all the
bridges are completely covered, and
when the big gorge above the city
comes down it is feared they will be
carried away. Numbers of houses
are filled with water to the second
Fargo. N. D., April 8 The water
is receding, and the danger point is
passing in one of the greatest floods
ever known. Hundreds of people are
destitute. The relief committee is
doing all in its power for them.
The secretary of war wired Mayor
Johnson asking the amount needed
for immediate relief, and Johnson
Baa rira at KaoXTlll.
Knoxville, Tenn., April 8. The
most disastrous lire ever experienced
occurred this morning between 4
and 8. The entire block between
Union and Reservoir streets on Gay
street, except one building, the
longest, handsomest stone block in
the city, is a mass of ruins. The
loss is $1,000,000. Mostly whole
sale houses were destroyed. Tele
grams were sent to Chattanooga, and
engines from that city arrived at 6
and rendered valuable service.
till Halplag tha Tarks.
Canea, Crete, April 8. The foreign
admirals have sent a warship to
Kissamo to assist the Turks in evacu
ating that place, the latter haviag
declared it impossible to resist the
PINGKEE DENIES A DEFEAT.
Bay th New Mayor of Detroit In nrdged
to tho fiorvrnor' Principle.
Detroit, April 8. Oovrrnor PlriKree Is
sued an address to citizens of Michigan
yesterday declaring that the defeat of
Captain Stewart fur mayor of Detroit
Is not a defeat for the governor. Pln
Kree asserts that Mayor-elect Maybury
is pledged to carry on the old fight
against the street railway combina
tion." and will have his (I'lngree's) un
qualified aIMnnrc. In the course of
the address Governor Flngrrc states
that "there has been a reaction In poli
ties all over the country. In Ion a, Ohio
and other states, cities that gave enor
mous Republican majorities lart f.ill
have elected Democratic officers thU
"I predicted after the fall election that
tho Republican party would never win
another victory for the slnele gol l
standard, and I am today firmer than
ever In my belief. There Is a reaction
In favor of bimetallism which all parties
will be compelled to recognise. In
conclusion tho governor says he sees
nothing In the situation to discourage
friends of popular rlchts.
Tried to nrrrk Mine MaVhlarry.
I'lttslmrg. April I'nknown persons
entered the coal mine of K. V. Powers
at Hickman at night and endeavored to
wreck the apparatus by which coal Is
mined by machinery. The machines are
very valuable, but the damage was not
serious and the mine will resume work
Kafir Rrpnl llraa) Ticket Elected,
Kansas City. April S. A special to the
Star from Outhrie. O. T.. says: The
entire Repuhli in ticket In Guthrie was
elected by good majorities.
i Mistress Why, Bridget, rhat cn
earth are you doing with all the broken
dishes on the elu-U?
Bridget Sure, mom, jt towld me
Oi war to replace every one Oi broke.
Tha manner of a wr-11 bml nun has a
certain confident diffidence which is par
ticularly attractive. It is the conscious
ness of power, combined with respect
for the opinion of others.
From Washington to BataTia is 11,.
CUIs In Both Iloaaeo to Repeal tha City
Civil Service Law.
Springfield. April 8. The legislature
was in seesion again yesterday. The
governor sent to the senate the follow
ing appointments which were confirmed:
Members of the Illinois commission of
claims J. O. McKenzie. of Elizahetfe-
Walter Ixmden. of Carlvle: W c Tnnpa
of Robinson. Grain inspector at Joliet
xnomas Stevenson, of Joliet. Grain In
spector at Savannah F. E. Lewis, of
Thomson. A bill was Introduced anil
sont to second reading repealing the city
civil service law. The following bills
were' passed: Compulsory education law;
offering a bounty of 10 cents a head for
crows; extending from three to ten days
the time for claims for sheep killed by
dogs; exempting from ' garnishee the
proceeds of the sale of exempt property.
In the house the speaker counted a
quorum as the national speaker does,
and will do so whenever necessary here
after. The Democrats had refused to
vote on a resolution to Investigate the
cause of the deficit In the state revenues,
and on Its pa-sage It got 66 votes. Aft
er counting others present and not vot
ing the speaker declared the resolution
carried. Democrats raised an uproar but
were Ignored. A bill was introduced to
repeal the city civil service law, and the
bill making corporations responsible for
damages arising from the fault of their
employes was passed.
The house Republicans caucused last
night and resolved that no member be
absent without leave hereafter this ses
sion and that the congressional and sen-
atonal apportionment bills be passed.
NEWS OF CITY ELECTIONS.
Harrison's Majority at Chicago Is 4,864
Frank Collier Happy St. Louis.
C.ilcago, April 8. The total vote of
this city at the election Tueslay will
probably be 292,652, as follows: Har
rison, 147,273; Harlan, 68.203; Sears, 59,-
005; Hesing, 15,201: Glambeck. Soc. Lab.,
1,28; Parmelee, Pro., 852; Pearce, 773
Collier, 87. Harrison's plurality is 79.
070 and his majority 4.864. Of all tho
defeated mayoralty candidates Frank
Howard Collier Is the best satisfied. Ha
looks back upon the campaign with
pleasureand considers himself fortunate
in having secured the loyal support of
eighty-seven citizens, one of whom was
himself. 'The campaign cost me $35.o,
and I polled 87 votes." said Collier.
"That's a showing any man ought to
be proud of. Let's see. That's how
much a vote? Why, only a fraction over
40 cents a vote. That's cheap enoutrh
for a pawnbroker." .
Of the thirty-four aldermen elected
twenty-three are Democrats, seven Re
publican, and four Independents. Tha
political complexion of the new council
thus becomes: Democrats, 35; Republi
cans, 25; Independents. 8.
St. Louis, April 8. The returns show
that Harry Ziegenhein, for mayor, and
the whole Republican ticket is elected
by majorities ranging from 4,276 to 21,
24.0.T8. Ziegenhein ran far behind his
ticket, as did Robert McMath. for Dresi-
dentof the board of public improvements.
wnose majority was the lowest received.
The former came next with a maloritv
of 6,163, while Isaac M. Mason, for treas-
cr, received a majority of 24.03S.
MICHIGAN AND NEW. YORK.
thry Are Having a l)i;inte as to Surrender
New Tork, April 8. Governor Pia-
grce, of Michigan, has decided not to
surrender Prosecutor Sampson, of
Lewanawee county, and yesterday tele
graphed his decision to Captain O'Brien,
of the detective office. Sampson is
wanted here In connection with the case
of Anthony Chrlstensen, the alleged
embezzler. Chrlstensen was arrested here
and under extradition proceedings from
Michigan was given Into the charge of
Sheriff Ferguson and Sampson.
Chrlstensen paid these men 1300
and they permitted Chrlstensen to go
free. I'pon that District Attorney Ol
cott ordered the arrest of Ferguson and
Sampson, charging them with using the
criminal courts of New Tork to collect
debt. Chrlstensen was arrested as
witness, but Sampson managed to get
back to Michigan.
In the court of general sessions yes
terday counsel for Sampson argued a
demurrer to the indictment against hit
clients. He asked Sampson's release on
the ground that he was not amenable
to the laws of the state of New Tork;
that the action of the authorities waj
In violation of section 275 and 276 of
the code, and that there were defects
In the Indictment. It was arranged that
the brief be submitted to the district
attorney on Monday and given to Judgo
Newburger on Tuesday. After seeing
the brief the Judge will render his decis
ion. Difference or View Developed.
Washington. April 8. Captain Samp
son, chief of the naval ordnance bureau,
is preparing for the use of Secretary
Long a synoptical sketch of the visit of
Inspection Just made by him to the five
plants of the Illinois Steel company in
Illinois and Wisconsin. He said It
would require two years for the plants
to be able to turn out armor plates. The
Illinois company saying It can be ready
Rivera Is Not To Be Shot,
Washington. April 8. Secretary Sher
man stated last night that he had as
surance that General Rivera, the insur
gent leader, would not be executed, but
would be treated as a prisoner of war.
Aage" Offered tho Tarkkh Mraalo.
Ann Arbor. Mich.. April 8. Dr. James
B. Angell, president of the University of
Michigan, admits having received a let
ter from certain United States senators
asking him to allow his name to be pre
sented as candidate for minister to Tur
key. He replied asking for time to con
sider the matter. Dr. Angell will answer
definitely this week.
Teared" la a Cood "
Wichita. Kan., April 8. A special to
The Beacon from Newkirk. O. T., says
a negro porter named Caldwell at Ponca
City raped a 13-year-old white girl and
a lynching Is feared.
Hood's Sarsaparllla is known to be
an honest medicine, and it actually
cures when all others fail. Take it
Show3 Herself a Flyer on Her Of"
ficial Trial Trip.
MAZES SEVENTEEN KU0TS AUH0UB
That Is the Average, bat She Baas Cp Her
Speed for Part of the Trip to 17.41
Fastest Ship ia Her Clasa of the Fleet
Oatrnns Both the Indiana and Maasa
cbasetta and Earns Her Builders a
Boston, April 8. The battleship Iowa,
the last of the premium-built battleships
of the navy, earned yesterday for her
builders, William Cramp & Son, of
Philadelphia. $200,000, by making an
average of seventeen even knots an hour
over the regular course off the Massa-
chusetts coast In the four hours' sneed
trial required by the government under
the contract. The Iowa by her grand
work proved to be superior to either the
Indiana or Massachusetts by a consider
able fraction of a knot and is the ac
knowledged queen of the American
navy, If not the most formidable battle
ship a drat. The weather could not have
been surpassed. A lis-ht northerly oi.
shifting to northeast just as the trial be
gan, iieipea tne rorcea draught consid
erably, and as it shifted around still
further to the east on the run rmilr t
did not hamper the work of the big
Crew Was la Dead Earnest.
The trial board came down frnm tha
city about 8 o'clock and with them some
uu guests or tne builders, as well as
many naval officers stationed In nnd
about r.oston. The ship got under way
almost immediately, heading straight for
wis iwin ugnis or cape Ann, and after
a run Of over an hnnr tho flrct tnarlr
boat was sighted with the black buoy
floatlntr. denoting the thlrtv-throo lrnnt
course. Like a racehorse not quite pre
pared for her great effort the Iowa
scored twice, running up to within a
mile of the line and then shvinir nf nt
tO Fea. in order to brittle nn a ltttlo mnro
steam and develop a few hundred more
norsepower. At the very outset of the
trial It was evident that evenr nno r,t
the picked crew was In dead earnest.
Rons Up to Seventeen Knots an Hoar.
The wake left straight nut ootom
showed that the stenrllest nf nllnta T-oar
Chambers, was at the helm, while the
regular rumble of the engines and of the
twin screws denoted that another mas
ter hand, hidden from sight, was direct
ing the ponderous machinery. There
was not the slightest deviation In the
Course as the shin riioVierl hv Oi. conn,
mark boat, making the leg at 16.80 knots
an nour, wnicn was very satisfactory.
In the next leg of the course the ship
began to show what war In hee fni oha
topped the seventeen knots an hour rec-
oru oy averaging a tenth over. This
was still further increased on the next
leg to 17.41. but cn the fourth there was
a falling off, which was decided In the
last, the speed running down to 15.83. It
was nroven. however, thnt tho lnt ion.
of the course was somewhat long.
Keeps Vp a Very Steady Gait.
While the shin was nrennrlnir tn, tha
run back the readv reckoners nn tvurn
figured that on the run down to Boon
isiana ine towa nau averaged exactly
16.87 knots per hour. The time was so
well un to the builders prniviiiiinn.
that In order to consume the alloted four
nours tne ship was spun around twice
Before startlno- back. Fnr thirtv min
utes and forty-five reconds she kept up
ner jockeying and then dashed for the
line again, passing the last mark boat
at 12:39:25. On this leg there was an
average of 16.42 knots an hour, a grati
fying increase over the last time In this
DANDICArPEn BY SHALLOW WATER
Fifty Thousand Dollara Depends on the
Speed of the Last Fifty Feet.
For over an hour after passing the
The absolutely pure
ROYAL the most celebrated of all
the baking powders
ebrated for its great
leavening strength and
purity. It makes your
cakes, biscuit, bread,
etc, healthful, it assures
you against alum and all
forms of adulteration
that go with the cheap
fifth mark her speed did not vary a
hundredth part of a knot. The fourth,
third and second legs of the course were
all made in exactly the same time 22
rainues and 42 seconds so that wh-n
the second mark boat was passed the
ship was only six nautical miles from
the finish and glory, and the reckoners
had figured that, barring accidents, she
would make something over seventeen
knots.. But there before the ship was
the handicap of the course, the shallow
water, a fact which had already held
back her sister ships, cutting down their
premiums in more than one Instance.
Knowing this, every effort was made
to get every pound of steam on, and
every Inch of power. The seconds ticked
off steadily as she hurled herself on, the
mark boat and finish In sight, but still
The margin over the twelve knots be'
came smaller, and as the ship rushed on
it became a serious question whether she
would get to the line in time. Fifty
thousand dollars depended on the speed
or the last fifty feet; a delay of one sec
ond might cut it off. The Iowa just did
it, and that was all. In fact so narrow-
was the margin that the reckoners had
to carry out their fl.gures to the fourth
decimal point in order to make the speed
for the whole course average seventeen
knots an hour. It came out all right In
the end, however, and with a broom on
her fighting top the queen of the Ameri
can navy, after two or three half circles
to show just what she could do in quick
manoeuverlng. slackened speed and
headed for Boston.
Throughout the trial the boat behaved
admirably. The heavy turrets placed
well above the water line gave her a
much greater roll than the Indiana or
the Massachusetts, but except for this
she was much steadier than the other
battleships. The tidal corrections 'Will
net cut the seventeen knots, but will
probably Increase it to some slight ex
tent. LOSSES BY THE DEAN FAILURE.
Will Reach Sl.O00.OO0 and Fall on Those
Who Can Least Afford Them.
New York, April 8. It Is said the
losses by the E. S. Dean company's fail
ure will reach $1,000,000, and that they
will fall heaviest on day laborers, farm
ers, small business men, teachers and
women In every class of life. In the of
fice of the company there Is nothing of
the slightest value. The postoffice au
thorities have opened mail matter which
arrived Monday for the company. It
contained remittances amounting to over
$20,000. The letters probably will be re
turned. Among the reputable firms which
acted for the E. S. Dean company were
Theo. AV. Myers & Co., and Llndborn &
Co., on the Stock Exchange; L. A.
Prince, on the Consolidated Exchange,
and Barrett & Co., In Chicago. District
Attorney Olcott said yesterday that he
would not place thematter of the failure
before the grand Jury. If any one had
a complaint to make proper procedure
was to go to a police court.
Strike or Glass Men Declared OfT.
Marion. Ind., April 8. The strike at
the factory of the United States Glass
company at Glass City has been declared
off after a struggle lasting over three
years. This Is a victory for the glass
company. It is estimated that the main
tenance of the idle workmen has cost
the National Flint Glass Workers' un
ion not less than $150,000.
Bncket Shop Keepers Indicted.
Marshalltown, la., April 8. The grand
Jury has returned an indictment against
the officers of the Equitable Produceand
Stock Exchange and Consolidated Pro
duce and Stock Exchange, of Chicago,
for conducting a bucket shop In this city
in violation of the Iowa statute.
That Airship Seen at Omaha.
Omaha, April 8. An airship was seen
sailing through space by hundreds of
people in this city Tuesday night The
vessel appeared to be about ninety feet
In length, was elliptical in form, and
carried a bright light in front and a
red light in the rear.
King of Siam Coming to See V :
Bangkok, April 8. The king of Slam
has started on his visit to Europe and
the United States.
To Cure Cold la One Day.
Take laxative Brora o Quinine Tab
lets. All drupgists refund the monej
ii it fails to onre. 25 cents.
Jnst try a 10 cent box of Cascarets,
the finest liver and bowel regulator
in the world-
n i r n 1 S I oiQOLaSM i
Don't throw your money away. You can buy a suit of fine,
all-wool Clothing made first-class, for $7 SO. as good, if not
better, than other houses sell for $10 and $12. Compare
these poods and prices with the "fake sales" in Rock Island.
No humbug here. We are the people who knocked high
We have them In
plenty. More car
lots of goods unload
ed on our floors last
week than was ever
received in this sec
tion in one season.
Bargains such as you
hive never bsfcre
seen in Bed Room
Suits, Dining Tables,
Side Boards, Parlor
Good?, Iron Beds, etc.
Prices made to sell
& Gap! Co.,
S24. 2t. 82S Bradj 8k
GREATEST OF AIL CL0TB1E&S.
BUY SEEDS EARLY.
To get good reliable needs Is tbe irot exaenllal part
of your business. Market gardenias wbo are v. ry
particular about purchasing their sends nlxrald buy
early. Ixmls llanssen, at SIS and SIS west Seoobd
street, Davenport, who's wide reputation among
gardners, truckers snd farmers has txen tabliin
ed for many years, and as bis leading business
principal has always been to tupply only the my
MhiKheot class" of seeds and the fart that be has
commanded the leading wholesale and market gar
deners trade In tbe neighboring country for nearly
a half a century, should justify bis claim to tne
patronage of tlHnewho haven't yet exprTiencrd
the advantage of dealing with him. Seodoreall
for a catalogue which will be delivered free.
Second, between Main and Harrison St., DAVENPORT
wsoHxxn, whtjxbs avd
WIXSCHE2X2IX. & CO.
KOOM MOULDING, PAINTS, OILS. VABNISUES
AND BRUSHES. PAINTERS, TAPER HANGERS
AND SIGN WRITERS.
2002 FOURTH -A. V liJXJ U Oia
House in this
What Is Home
without prcttUj papersd
walls aad pretty furnish
ings? It only takes a littU
money to go s long wj at
the prices wo are sow Mil
lag. Wo have tbe very best
paper bangers aad our
prices are as low as the
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