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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
r i COMM.
VOL. XUI WO 148.
HOCK ISLAND. ILL., MONDAY, APAIL 9. 1894
PBICE TIIIIE3 CZ3T8-
One of the Great
est Living Humor
ists and Imperson
ators, will appear at
i Library Hall,
S Saturday Eve-
atn tnl'll 1 fl
Nothing can be added to
the thttcririi? press com
ments that appear below.
r ROC. RAM.
II. Son;:. "Out on the
V. Selection from Jas.
VI. Charncttr Sketch.
(With fossiule changes and
Come prepared for a
gcod laugh ami a rare
Hi elocutionary productions
rm i ivoil hi;-h prai-e. tiile his
facial rx predion kept the
the !i'.iie in a con-tant roar of
Mr. f.nM.lmrv. n imeron-
tr. did . xuctl'v what was rx
"'tf.l i.f him convulsed the
mi'lii'ticr at ..ry turn ami rc
Kp .mlnl cacl, time with an en
core in n t,ii funnier.
Voting M-n's Christian
.Mr. (,i.t.!.;,rv u fnIlT ,,e.
J'-rviti- ,.f ,,. ,.,., inis that
havr M: w..r,., upon him.
Hi nam.. ., a program never
rai to msur.. a - aii.Hence,
and if ti.u ..ir ,,;, nco
, A. I. m kav. .Sec'r.
Chicago Evening Post:
Mr. flol.lsl.ury is one of the
runny men who nrc born and
"t made; whose humor Hows
" MX'ntaneouslT as a spring
.'"''''i". And th."; lust of it all
" that one U forced to laughter
nether one will or no. his fun
far reaching and irreaist
''. It was never his inten
tion to beefitna n .... I .1-! I
nntm.rist, much less to become
a public pnti.r.,.;....-. 1....
, ii uui aoiue-
he could not heln it. II la
graduate of I'rinceton college.
- irmcipu anroau extensively.
n.l has lived in Chicago for a
Tickets on Sale
at the Boston Store
MANY LIVES LOST.
Terrible Holocaust at Mil
Hotel and Opera House De
stroyed by Fire.
Details of the Conflagration
t 1'neatrical Oimnanv a
Fatal Panic in a Chicago
Milwai kf.e. April 9. Earlv this
morning the Davidson theatre and
hotel were destroyed bv lire. It
originated on the stage at the the
atre. One fireman was killed bv fall
ing from a ladder, and 13 others
were precipitated into the flames by
th giving way of a roof. Nine are
missinjr, supposed to have been killed
by the fall or burned to death. Four
were rescued, one fatally and three
seriously injured. The building was
used as a theatre on the ground
floor and the rear, while the portion
above the ground floor to the front
was utilized by the hotel.
The Davidson hotel portion was
filled with guests, but all were warn
ed fn time, and escaped without in
jury. The Loss.
The Liliputian company was filling
a two weeks' engagement in "A Trip
to Mars." All the scenery and cos
tumes of the company valued at
00?) were destroyed. The loss to the
Davidson theatre and hotel is esti
mated at $300.01)1).
Fatal Panlr In a Krhonl.
Chicago, April !) The bursting
of a steam pic in the Humboldt
Park school at noon caused a panic
among pnpils. In the rush of the
children to escape from the building,
one boy was killed, and over a score
crushed and trampled.
New Mlulsirr Appointed.
Washington. April 9. The presi
dent sent to the senate today the
name of Edward H. Strobel, of Sew
Vok, to be minister or the United
St-te to Ecuador.
.v tonnterfeil i)iMveren.
Washington, April 9. The officers ot
the secret service, treasury department,
have discovered a new counterfeit of the
JJO United States note, series of 1SSJ,
check letter "C," W. S. ltosecrnns, register,
and James W. Hyatt, treasurer; Hamil
ton portrait. 1 he note has the apiicarauce
ot being printed from a wood cut. It is
aliout three-eighths of nn inch shorter
than the genuine rnd about a quarter
of nn Inch lens in width and considerably
smaller than the geuuine in every particu
Fire In Various Localltim.
FlNPLAY. O.. April 9. Fire was discov
ered in the large dry goods store of T. mid
W. It. Caruahan. The entire Mock on the
first flis.r was ruined, the loss amounting
tot4",; fully insured.
MlLWAl KKK, April . Fire destroj-ed the
whulesulu lnxik uud stationary store of II.
11. Wert Ac Co. The less is JtUi.ldK; fully
Real merit is characteristic of
Hood's Sarsnpariila, and is mani
fested everv day in the remarkable
cures the medicine accomplishes.
Seven Per Cent
The following is a partial list of
completed gilt-edged first mortgage
loans on bar.d, w men we now offer
for pale subject to previous selections
for their face and accrued Interest.
These loans have been careful! v se
lected by us, and are first-class in
every repect. They nre all seven
per cent net to tne investor. ve
have other lonns to offer if these are
not in amounts to suit the investor.
fair V th
Amount Prr Tm4 Valur
Vtnt of becurity
$ 350 00.... 7 H years 2,3)0 00
800 00 7 5 . 1.500 00
315 00 7 5 1,500 00
1,500 00 7 5 " 3,000 00
450 00 7 5 " 4.0G0 00
1,000 00 7 5" 3.500 00
200 00 7 5 l.KiJOOO
600 00 7 6 1,500 00
2.200 no ... 75" 4,000 00
1,400 00 7 5 " 2.500 00
1,000 00 7 5" 2,00000
1,600 00.... 7 5 " 3,200 00
2.000 00 7 5 " 5.720 00
fi.A nnniirStifli WA nlTir nrA BtttAi.
lally adapted for the investment of
trust funds, as our personal atten-
tion to all details oi me loan, irotu
its date to its maturity, relieves the
investor from all annoyance, except
to present his coupon to as for col
lection. For further information
call at the office of .
JACKSON & HURST,
GEO. F. BOTH,
Snpt. Loan Department
tain Information Abont Them.
- aaAauaaa. MIUU
LoDos, Apni he Engmeer prints
a copy of a letter received from the Unit-
ed States, which declares that the Wash-
ington government is anxious to obtain
Information about the new war ships be-'
inn built for the British government, as j
well as about the large commercial ves- '
sels which arc now in course of construe- 1
turn, liut, according to the letter, the
representatives of tlie United States gov
ernment go about it in such
a Quiet wav
that it isdifficnlt to detect them. The
letter then proceeds to detail how the Yar
row Ship Building company refused in
formation concerning the new boilers in
tended fur the famous torpedo destroyer
Havoc to nn American official, who,
thereupon, according to the letter, set to
work, ami within six weeks, had the i
piniis oi everything; tuc yarrow's had eve
made. It is further declared that Englishmen
in America and Americans in England
arc supplying snoh information that even
tho lines of English yachts designed to
couiM-te for the America's cup were in the
hands of American designers before the
American shipbuilders liegan to build the
American cup defenders. The Engineer
bays that it prints the letter in the public
iuhttcl nun mai it. only withholds a para
graph referring to the chief engineer of
certain yards used for building men-of-war
lis this paragraph contains statements
w hich it is not advisable to publish.
UNDER TONS OF ROCK.
Three Men Killrtl ami Three Injured hy
riTTMillKi, April . Three men were
killed outright and threo seriously
injured by a premature explosion of giant
powder and dynamite near the new works
of the Westingiioiisa Electric company,
now in course 01 erection at Brmton sta
tion, on the Pennsylvania railroad near
Braddock. The men were all Austrians.
They were engaged in excavating for the
foundation of the new electric plant. A
heavy charge of giant powder was placed
in the solid earth. In somo Unas-countable
way the dynamite cap went off Imt did
not explode the powder charge.
The men were called lincfc to drill for
the powder, and i:i so doing their steel
drills ignited the explosive. Twenty tons
or more of rock fell upon the laborers,
while an equal quantity of earth was scat
tered in all directions. When the men
were extricated, half an hour later, three
were dead and three were in a critical
condition. The deid men were mangled
and torn almost licyoud recognition. The
victims were kuowu only by their num
b s, and the names of the dead have not
. lxu ascertained.
RIDE OF A BABY.
Found in i
ICasket on the Running Hoard
of a Locomotive.
Effingham, Ills., April 0. Riding on
the running board of a locomotive at
tached to nn enstbonnd passenger train
was found a S-yivvUd baby, snugly
tucked in a wiliow basket. The little one
was not discovered until the train had
pulled into the depot, and where it came
from is a mystery.
The engineer does not remember of see
ing any one near his engine during any
of the stops during the night, but, from
the amount of cinders and dust that had
lodged in the basket, it is evident that the
little waif has had a long and perilous
ride. A stranger, who was stealing a rido
and who is held pending an investigation,
says the basket with its couteuts was
placed ou the locomotive at Terre Haute
by a lellow whom he took to le a brother
tramp, but who subsequently disappeared.
The little waif is iu good health and will
e careu for.
ALL FAIR BUILDINGS SOLD.
llougl-t Ht 1'rivate !!e hy I- C. Garrett of
.St. lriiis lor ",.-00.
Chicago, April 1). All the big World's
fair buildings have liecn sold at a private
sale by the South park commissioners. Ij.
C. Garrett, a St. Louis contractor,
bought the lot for T5,rl)i). This purchase
includes the great Manufacturer 'm build
ing. Machinery hall and the buildings of
Administration, Electricity, Mines, Agri
culture, Fisheries and Transportation.
The only structures not named iu the pur
chase tin the Art building, now the pmjr
erty of the Field Columbian museum, the
Convent La Ilabidn, the two service build
ings, into which the exKsitiou company
has uat hcred its effects, uud the Forestry
Kmperor William at Venire.
VENICE, April 9. Emperor William of
Germany has arrived here on Inmrd t he
German warship Von Moltke. King
Humbert went out to meet the eniiieror.
The monurchs remained iu conversation
for twenty minutes, after which King
llumlHTt left the Von Moltke and re
turned to the royal palace. The usual
salutes were exchanged. Shortly after
King Humbert went ashore Emperor
William lauded and returned the visit of
the king at the royal pulace.
Itebel Fleet Open Fire.
Illo Gkande DC SUL, April 9. Admiral
Mello's fleet forced the bur of IJio Grande.
The big guns ou the Aquidaban and Ke
publica were brought into action. The
city of Kio Grande was liombarded.
Forces which had ls?eii landed from traus
lsirts sent ahead will attack I'orto Al
legro. President Pcixoto's garrison near
Santa Borga was surprised by voluntary
forces who blew up the citadel. The
sluughter was terrible.
Acquitted uf Murder.
TAItts, Ills., April 9. Douglas Kolierts
was acquitted of the murder of I'olicemuu
James King at Broctou, Dec. 2), 1SSKJ.
Kobcrts, who is a prominent citizen,
stubbed the policeman while the latter
was attempting to arrest a man named
Koons, who was employed by Huberts.
Koons had clung to Hoberts w hen placed
under urrest, and the ollicer beat them
both with a club.
The lVeatlor We May Kxpect.
Washington, April 9. The following are
tho weather indications for twenty-four hours
from s p. m. yesterday: For Indiana and Illi
nois Cloudy weather with rain; soutlmeatcrly
winils. increasing in force: colder tonicht. For
Michigan InrreKsiut; cioudims; slight rain or
tnwr: southeasterly wind , uirceaMu in lorce;
!ivhti? warmer. For lowa-liaius. followed
by c.earhitf weather in western portion in the
uv:rniUK: winds shifting to ui.rtuerly. Fur
Wisconsin Lisiit rains: easterly winntj, shitt
ing w northwesterly Thi evening.
IFIKE AND rOWDEE.
The Two Hurry into Eternity
T , A -
EXPLOSION OF A FIEEW0BB3PLA1JT.
The ,,Io,",, TnUr r,c" wh,Ie Mpu ArB
Fighting the Flames and Works Terrible
Havoc Several of the Killed Are Promi
nent Men Property Lm of 100,000
Collapse of a Building Fatal to Four
Two Others Missing.
Petersburg, Va., April 9. Twelve men
were killed and fatally injured and half as
many more wounded by an explosion of
powder in the fireworks factory of Ko
maine Bros., in the city. Just prior to the
explosion Charles X. Eomaine, the senior
member of the firm; John Bland, the
fcenior member of the tobacco firm of
Bland Bros. & Wright; Captain James
Tosh, a prominent citizen, and Charles
Bland, of the firm of Bland Bros., were
engaged in conversation iu rhe office of the
fireworks company. Fire was discovered
an outbuilding and t!ase gentlemen
w-ent to the assistance of the employes and
tried to extinguish it by throwing buckets
of water on it. An alarm had been turned
in and just as Chief Engineer Farley, of
the fire department, drove into the yard
the explosion occurred.
Complete List of the Iead Men.
John Bland and Charles I'omaine were
killed instantly and tlieir bodies horribly
mangled. Both were members of the city
council. Chief Engineer Farley was fa
tally injured and died in two bours. Cap
tain Tosh's body was burned almost be
yond recognition. Besides the above,
including those who have died of their
wounds, the list of dead embraces the fol
lowing: James Kowland, Roliert Row
land, William Traylor, Eu Traylor, James
Bryant, (Hiincy Livesay, J.'W. Perkins,
Thomas Wooufolk. The wounded are A.
W. Hedgrave, William Parker, Charles
Wells, t'harles Short, Walter N'unnally,
Estith Beasley, Samuel E. Drury and
Explosions Follow the Fire.
Altogether there were three explosions,
the first lveiug a small aiTair. It was the
second that did the fatal work. It was
distinctly heard for over a mile. Luckily
the majority of the employes escaped be
fore the second explosion, or the death list
would have l)een a more frightful one. The
fire spread rapidly. On the opposite side
of the st reet from the fireworks buildings
all of which were frame structures was
the trunk factory of Kommne Bros., and
close by were the large brick tobacco fac
tory of Bland Bros. & Wright and the Old
Whisky distillery, now unused. All these
buildings with stock and machinery were
burned to the ground, as was also a large
stock of lumber. The l.iss is about fluo,-
BUILDING COLLAPSES ,AT MEMPHIS.
A Negro Lodging Hniiil Into Ruins,
Killing FoTir Inmates.
MF.Mrn:s,April !. The iiriek three-story
building, 154 and l.Ki Beal street, has
collapsed. Four persons were killed and
five were wonnded nnd there are believed
to lie others in the ruins. All the killed.
injured and missing are negroes of the
lowest class. The buildiut; was built in
1C0, and was regarded ay unsafe because
of the inferior materialuse J in const ruction
and the fact that for years water has stood
m the two cellars. The first floor of 156
was occupied as a store house for feed by
J. Wade & Sons. The upper stories were
rented to two negro families all of whom
escape:! unhurt. Xo. 354's first floor was
vacant. The upper floors were cut up into
lodging rooms for negroes men uud
the killed nre Amy Simmons, a deaf
negro; John Morgan, barlier; Will Couk
barber, nnd Lottie Marks. Wounded und
nt c:ty hospital Andrew Harris, slightly;
Catharine Boyd, serious internal injuries;
Sylva Perkins, slightly; Georcia Guv. seri
ous internal injurh-s; Cora Murphy, fatal
internal injuries, liura Harris and Chas.
Harris are missing. Butl were in tho
building when it. tell and the bodies of
both are believed to lie under the debris.
Will Make a Novel Trip.
St. Pai l, April 9. A no.tl trip has been
arranged by W. S. Drapp, of this city, w ho
witn a iriend named Thomnsou nronoses
to make the trip over the Northern Pacific
liues to the coast ou a railroad velocipede.
lie is an cuumsiastic accident insurance
man and takes the trip ia the interest of
nn insurance company.
Death In Jail of an Flection Crook.
New Yokk, April 9. William II. Kooney.
one ot the convicted election inspector
serving a sentence of twenlv-twa months.
died iu the hospital on Blackwell s island.
He died in the presence of his father, who
nuu just c ueq to pay him a visit.
JUDGE DUNDY ON JUDGE JENKINS.
He.flays the Foint of tlis Controversy Is
me Meaning of "Mrike,"
Omaha, April 9. "I admire Judge Jeuk
ius for his sterling ability us a jurist, for
nis consistency, and his excellent judg
incut, said Judge Dundy, of the United
States district court, to a reporter, when
usiieu uis opiuion of Judge Jenkins' order.
1 he strike clause of his injunction order
is Ulll sugnciy mutinied. A iriviit. 1,
peuds npou the iuterprttatiou of the word
strike. It it ineaus for the men to resort
to violent methods aud destrnv nn.nertv
or interfere with the operations of busi
ness, then ihey should be restrained from
striKing aim thus avert the sequel that
would otherwise follow. If it nieaus
simply a withdrawal from the service or
the right to quit on m-nner nnii.-o fh.it iu
dillerent. Judge Caldwell's idea is to give
them their own choice in this matter, and
" "'l-',""c """w, puutsii them accord
The Wisdom of t he Fast.
" Tmu said by ardent sages -That
love of life Increved with yea's
fo n uch, that In our latter stages.
When pain, grow .harp and sickness rages,
Tht greatest love of lift appear. "
But to retain the viR w of youth, ttw enjoyment
ot l ie, tne n:esiii!:s S a healthy appetite, and
gooa uigesuon, take Vt. Fierce' i ,lden Me I-
icalJMaroveryandliveioa hale a.d hearty o"
g.-. ror utepep.ia. Udxcttoo, "liver cjh
puent" and kindacd a been), lfa guaranteed to
cure or money pntd for it will be retuaued.
When you're ready to "shake" your winter duds we're ready to
serve you. We have added a new feature to our line of clothing.
These pants will be made to your measurement guaranteed to fit,
or don't- you take them. About one hundred patterns to select
213 and 215 West Second Street,
Dealer in Garden. Field and
Flower Seeds. Fresh, pure
and reliabl- of the highest
class, for tho
And the Farmer.
Lawn Grass, Timothy, Clover.
A complete 6tock of Seed
Drills, Cultivators and gar
den tools of every descrip
tion. A full line of the cel
ebrated Planet, Jr., tools.
Also berry box material
Wholesale and Retail Dealer,
213 and 215 West Second St.,
H M 0 a
Made to order for the small sum
NO MORE OR NO LESS.
finest store, and by far
SAX&RICE, ROCK ISLAND,
It is a Feat
To Fit Feet PROPERLY
Same as above in russet, 6 button, etc., only $3.25.
Gentlemen, we are showing the handsomest line of
men's shoes in the tri-cities, in russet or patent leather
5-button, and the "elite" toe.
162? Second Ave., Under Rock Island House.
the largest stock in Rock
. . We Can and Do . .
Look here for $3 iadi-s
tan and black imitation lac
Ladies' fine vici kid bot ,
patent tip, narrow square tv ,
long vamp, very stylish.
A LEADER $3 buys .1
6-button, wrinkled vamp, fir.:
dongola shoe, a very hand
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1822 BlLCOXfD AVE.