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THB. AHOT8, MONDAY, JULY 4, 1SKM.
8 FOURTH IS NOISY Second Avenue Scene of Continuous Torpedo Bombardment Dur ing the Day. EXPLOSIVES ON CAB TRACKS 1 'llll That Miitht Orim Scrloun, I'eople urc patlBjc the May. -II. IV STORM IS TERRIFIC BUT DAMAGE LIGHT Trees and Wires Blown Down and Streets Flooded, Inteirupt ing Traffic. 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 occasion. 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. TmIu'm IrrMraU. 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 ond joint. 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 that point. 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. OOOOOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOOOCC" THE WEATHER. .-nt-rnll fnlr foulKht anil Turailay; cooler tonlfcht. J. M. 'IV111 lie rnturr at '::'.( p. in., 77. SHF.RIER, Observer. 7 ii. in., C8 at YIELDS UP LIFE Paul Mueller Drowned in Sylvan Water by Overturning of Skiff. .THREE COMPANIONS SAVED Uruthri Had a ( loac ( all Body rutrrtti by Searching; I'arty. COOCOOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOCXXXXX9 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. CITY CHAT. 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. Burns. 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. Dis- EEGAN AT SPRINGFIELD TODAY Leaders itmit letloa Will l.nrirly De pend I pon H h:ii lite Dent eemta Do, 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-; rftoea Remedy. 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 0 cents. 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 5 cents. 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 phones. 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 thereabout. 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 payroll ordinance. 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. Calumet Baking Powder! 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 until Saturday. 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- d. 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 boat." 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 of Grimsby. 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 last night. 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 in three. 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 copes, splendid for lunches or travelling 19c Splendid Can vas C e e r e & Trunks with cow hide straps $3.26 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 55,000 yards of plain and fancy Dimities. Lawns, Batistes, etc., worth 7 l-2c to 15c a yard, pick out what you want, but pick quick A big lot of Batistes, choice pat terns and colors; new, clean goods, will go like hot biscuits fyQ 2,500 yards 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 at , 10c Thousands 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. Muslins Reduced 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- lasts UC 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. at 0C 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 yard ZC 20 pieces yard wide fine Cambric and Ixmg Cloth, usually 12 i-2c and 14c; Tuesday and all week, while it yard" I Oc Women's Knit Underwear ONE case 40 dozen special pur chase, pure White Bleached Vests, silk tape, snap them quick at 36 dozen Ladies' Fancy Metsh Lace Trimmed L'mbrella Drawers, reg ular price 42c, but this lot marked for quick selling 10c 25c Men's Knit Underwear MEN'S Balbriggan Shirts and Drawers, all pearl buttons; drawers double seat, ext'-a good value at 50c. but this lot for Men's fine Mesh Shirts and Draw ers, the coolest underwear made, this lot marked way under price, each 39c Draw-niade, 50c July Sale of Sheets, Pillow Cases and Bed Spreads THESE prices are exceptionally low : 500 Bleached Pillow Cases 8' C 500 better Bleached Pillow Case;Oc 300 Handkerchief Border Pillow C I2c 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 ...47c ..75c $1.00 47c $1.18 $1.25 $1.33 18c FRINGED Momie Lap Dusters Hemstitched Linen Dusters Green Felt Dusters, double stitched , Fly Nets, hood and body Heavy Manilla Body Nets Textile Nets, 60 lash Body. Hood and Ear Net complete White Ear Tips Domestics Cheap OA Pieces choice styles ou Apron Ginghams, yard , Staple Striped Ticking, 16c kind here at Checked - U the lOic Fancy Striped Satine Feather Tick. the 20c kind this week, per yard Short lengths 10c quality Flannel, for this lime, yard !2Jrfc Shaker 6-ic Print Bargains C O.ME broken lots In the Print O stock marked at prices to close them quick: :;;! 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 yard fC 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. e& $1.00 White Wash Suits of fine corded goods. $3.50 values at Children's Pretty Piqae Coats 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 $1.95 at $4.85 THINK ABOUT YOUR EYES 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, lars, only light two and col- 47c Men's real Corded Madras Negligee Dress Shirls, in a large variety of patterns, choice of these 67c 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 97c a. J. TOIIER A. L. ANDERSON H. J. Toher & Co., BROKERS Stocks, Grain, Provisions, Cotton. Private wires. To New York And Chicago. No. 109 Main Street, DAVENPORT, IOWA. Telephone 407. GOLDRJM 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' pharmacy. J oooooooooooooooooooocooooo "W Will Bond You " THE UNITED STATES FIDEL ITY AND GUARANTY COMPANY. 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. $26.40 to Denver and Colorado Springs with return limit Oct. 31, on sale daily. 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 Aug. 31. F. H. PLUMMER. C. P. A. ROCK ISLAND, ILL. S. F. Boyd. - D. P. A., Davenport, la. JaaaaVv A.m I 'T I 1 1