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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, JULY 30, 1894.
STATS SAVIHOS BAOTL
MnOmw rUMutt itrest aa TMre A?
aettWda UM VOllM 8TlSn DUK. Organised 1M
j pct men fin ti i-rsis.
Orraclaed aader State Law.
Onaa riaaat a. a. to I a a,HdWMMiftVHl
atnrdar aichM fraaTtoapat
foama Inmii Preeloant
R. A, ionwmn, . Vtca-PRaident
t. Bnairvv, . uasatar
fount Skinner, W. W. Walla,
O. A. I H. A. Ak w.fta,
S. B. aVtwwrda, W. H. Adams,
Andrew flhsrs;, C. T. Heatsnway,
REAL ESTATE LOANS
aa far pmste BarUat la lb card
pot of toe wsst bj tha
Orchard State Bank
at OBCllARD. KBBRASlA .
B. W. Dun, rresldeat.
H'chon A t.yode, BTitr.
J. 7. aWbtaaou, C'asfehir buck Islsad ftatlooal
O. C. Carter. V. I.
1mry Dart's Bone, "HuilrMIc Omar.
Cnmapuadaace wild lad.
BATES ft CLEAVXLAHD
RcpfMOBtiag erer 40 Million. Dollar
of Cash, aiacu
Tlra Ltf. Tornado.
Bnnds of Snrvtysnlp.
vrnd Be&Kitoa'a block Bock Island, till.
lTBotnie ar rata; that will tatereat yon.
J. M. BUFORD.
TbaolB rre and Tlme-tatea Oonpacles
Losses Promptly Pail.
Kaiaa a km as any NllaMa eonpary can afio
Yaw ratnnaca la solicited.
We are now at 1610
KOHN & ADLER
It will Clean Silks and Woolen Goods.
itiDoons. curtains ana Carpets. It has
no equal for Cleaning House, Killing
Moths and Removing Crease Spots.
Toi Hied It. Sim Honey ui Labor.
" " ITInTWNInli
PRICE IS CENTS A CAKE OR TWO CAKES
run z GE.NTS.
Address M a.io H. Des Moines. Iowa.
TOR TABLE LINEN.
TNI PnOOTtlt a GAMBIA CO, ClirTU
a. e. coaraiAT.
a. D. oonsixT.
Connelly & Connelly,
Attorneys at Law.
Offlea aaeond floor, over Mitchell At Lndti
bank, Hooey to loaa.
Jackson & Hurst.
Attorneys at Law.
Offlea la Rook Inland National Bank bail die?.
8. . mmr. a i w&lssb.
Sweeney & Walker,
Attorneys and Counccllors at Law.
Offlea la BcagttotTs Block.
Charles J. Searle,
Attorney at Law.
Local bnrtnees of all kind prompt It attended
to. State's Attorney of Bock Island coauty.
Offlea, roslnfflee Block.
McEniry & McEniry,
Attorneys at Law.
Loaa money on good security; Bake collec
tions. Reference, Mitchell A Lynda, bankers.
Offlea, roauiffl .a Block.
R. M. Peaxce,
Booms and 81 In Mitchell A Lynda's new
Building. Taaa elevator.
Dr. R. Jay,
Office at Staati I lively stanl. Telephone
Physician and Surpeon.
11S4, Third Avenue. Telephone, 1110. offlr
Boon : 1 to 4 p. bl. and at night.
j. a. aouowncsB, a. D.
. B. BATH, . D
Drs. Earth & HoUowtmsh,
Physicians and Surgeons.
Cfltt 1 rd at. Telephone ISM
unci aoras :
Dr. Bsrth I Ut, Bollowbnsb
ta)lCa,Bt. I 10 to 12 a. m,
1 ton and 7 lolp. m, t to and i too p. ai.
Dr. Chas. M. Robertson,
Eye, Ear, Kose and Throat Only.
Office, Wblttakor Block, sootliwest corner
Third and Brady streets, I)aieuiort, Iowa
Booms IT and 18. Quun: S toll a. m.,1 to p.m.
W. A. Darling,
Baforn Block. OT.r Elnnbary1! stare.
Stock er &c Kerns,
Architects and Superintendents.
Oilers for patent drawing. Room J Y M C A
Edward I Hammatt,
Ofltoa, Room 41, Mitchell A Lynda Building.
Geo. P. Staudnhar,
Plana aad eapertntendence for all class of
Balldiage. Booms as and fla, Mitchell A Lynda
119 Eighteenth 8trwu
fFlt and Workmanship Guar
anteed the Beat
Cleaning and Bepairing Done
First Engagement of the Chino
COSTS AH SIN A THOUSAND LIVES.
Jape Ala Clalaa to Hare Captured a Wsr-
ahtp Hi Are Sorry That the Others Got
Away The Operations of the Corean
Colonel Hong Bring Him Into Disgrace
Italy aad England Trying to Arrange
Shanghai, China, July 83. The report
that Japanese batteries had sunk the
Chinese steamer Kow ShnDg and
drowned nearly all the 1.10!) Chine
troops she was transporting, is confirmed.
The Japanese now claim to have capt
ured one of the enemy's gunboats. Chi
nese transport, other than the Kow
Chung, have reached the Yaloo river and
landed their troops without mi.shap. These
troops have joined the Corean forces.
The activity of the Japanese operations
in Corea is supposed to have been incited
by the desire of the government to achieve
some success before the penernl elections
which take place in August. After the
flections it is assumed that Japan will
readily arrange terms of peace.
Colonel Hmig in Disgrace.
Colonel Hong, who was in command of
the Coreau troops Kent to suppross the
rebels, U-k-cra;hcJ tbat he hail captured
l'!ie!ij;ii, when, as a matter of tact, it had
been evacuated by the relwla. Chenjiu,
having lieen surroiiuded by the royal
troops, the Tai;nku leaders decided not to
brinn trouble upon the inhabitants by
lighting, go by means of a leint, which
drew nil the royal troops to one bide of the
town they qnietly made their exit from
the opposite side. When the rebels had
retired to the hills, tl:e poverumeiit
troops entered the city, and after fcluUKh
tcriusr a few harmless inhabitants. Col
onel Houk save out that he had achieved
creat victory, hater he 'returned to
tieoul, where he is now iu disracj.
Japanese papers announce that the cab
inet council has lxen held day after day
for some time though no definite decisiou
was arrived at until the afternoon of July
11, when the council was haJU in the clli
cjal residence of Count Ito at which Count
Yaiuagata, the president of the privy
council, aui! General Kawakumi, president
general of the staff board, were present.
It was then and there resolved to send au
ultimatum to China. Iu event of the Chi
nese government refusing to accept its
terms the result was to bs a war of rebel
lion iu Corea.
Of the Engngement Itetween the Tlects of
China and Japan.
Yoeoiiaua, Japan, July 30. The Japa
nese corerumeiit has issued the following
official statement of the recent engage
ment between the fleets of Japau uud
"In consequence of severe provocation,
three ships of the Japanese squadron were
compelled to engaire the Chinese fleet off
Font no, or liouud inland. They captured
the Chinese warship Ts:o Kiau and sank
a Chinese lransort with soldiers ou
board. Unfortunately, one of the largest
Chinese ironclads of the northern fleet,
the Cheu-Yuen, escaped to China, and the
Chinese torpedo cruiser Huau-Tai escaped
to Fusan iu Corea, The three Japanese
warships engaged were the Allitsus
himik the Tak.tchiho, and the Hih-YcL
They escaped eutirely without injury."
Will lie a Kaval War.
LoTDOX. July SO. The l'all Mall Ga
zette publishes au iuterview with a gov
ernment official who spent many years
in Japan. He expresses the opinion that
the war between China and Japan would
be eventually a naval war. aud uredicted
that the side holding the cliief posts of
Corea, Uensan. l'urt lazarot, t usau aud
Chemulpo, would control the couut.ry. 1
Japan succeeded iu sneepiui; the Chinese
out of those waters she would win the
key to the whole situation. It will he im
possible for China to send troops over
laud and once the Japanese obtain posses
sion ol Corea tuey will be able to hold it
unless Kussia interferes.
Italians as Peacemakers.
Home, July ao. The followiug dispatch
was received from Tokio, Japan: "The
Italian minister, action iu concert with
the llritish minister, hits presented to the
Japanese minister of foreign affairs the
proposals made by the Chinese looking to
a settlement of affairs in Corea. These
proposals will be considered by the Ja
panese government, which has reserved its
The Capture of Corea'a King.
London, July 30. The Chinese legation
received a dispatch from Tieu-Tsiu, say
ing that the King of Corea wss captured
by the Japanese July S3. This is regarded
as explaining the collision which took
place ut iseoul, the capital of Corea, be
tween the Japanese and the palace
Engineer and Fireman Beaten.
PT. l'ACL, July 30. At unduight the
Milwaukee freight trausfer train was
sidetracked near Mt-odotu by strike sym
pathizers, immediately a dozen nun
jumped on to the eugiue and pounded t lit
engineer aud liremun. The latter. Ed
ward l'erren, living a Miuueapolis was
badly used. With police protection the
tram was brought back to this side of the
river. The eugineer was not seriously
U 111 L.
Had to lino for Their Lives.
AlONEE, Ills., July 80. A gang of
thrashers near this town narrowly es
cajwd death in a fire which destroyed all
tueir implements, the thrashing ma
chine, several great rtacks of straw, and
loads of rye, and the straw carrier. All
this was burned up iu less than twenty
minutes, and the escape of the workmen
was almost miraculous. They had to run
for their lives.
Suicide Jokes with His Friends,
Elkiiaut, lud., July 30. Lucius Little,
aged 60 years and a life long resident of
this city, committed suicide here by tak
ing twenty grains of morphine. While
dying be laughed at what he had doue
and jested with those gathered around
him. No cause is known for his act. He
leaves a wite and four children, oue of the
latter beiiut Mrs. Harry Ordway, of Chi
cago. Accident to Cleveland's Mayor.
Asbluv Pakk, Juiy 30. Kobert Blee,
mayor of Cleveland, O., and who is a
large ruilroad owner, fell down a flight of
stairs at the Coleman house aud broke his
REVELRY OF HAVOS.
Out of 700 Bnlldlngs In the Town bat
Thirty-Nine Remain Mason Practical tr
Destroyed Also Total Loss In the
Keglon Estimated at 84,500,000 Belief
Is Prompt and Bebnilding at Phillips
M ill Begin at Once- Governor Peek, at
the Scene Half a Million In Ashes at
Belle Pluine, la.
Milwaukee, JuW S3. The Sentinel's
special from Phillips says: Thirty-nine
oiiildings out of TOO stand amid smoke and
ahes on the scene of what was the flour
ishing town of Phillips, ths countys eat of
Price ccunty, and oue of the wealthiest
and most prosperous of all the towns in
the timber regions of Wisconsin. Three
thousand people are homeless, and except
those who have lioen offered shelter iu the
neighboring towns they have no covering
for their worn-ont bodies. Worsa than
a'.l, at least thirteen people are kuown to
have lost their lives.
The dead are; Jjmes Locke, wife and
five children; Frank Cliss, in charge of ths
dry kilns of the John H. Davis Lumber
company, and 2-year-old child; Mr. David
t rydeu, wife of the foreman of the Fay
ette Siia-.v tanner-, aud two children; Mr.
Bryden was also supKsed to have du-d,
1 tit has returned here, having been away
from the city, oniy to hear that his family
had perisiud. The last on the lut is an
Water More Deadly Than Fire.
It was not the lire, however, that
claimed these victims, it was the lake.
There were Tour gales of fire swept the
towu aud it was during the first that the .
loss of life occurred. IViven frantic by
the galu of flame tho families of James
Locke, Frank ' liss and I):ivo ISrydcu
gathered hurriedly iu their arms all their
IHjssessions that they could and made for
a floating boat house that was tied to the
towu bridge near the box factory. Tho
ropes were cut aud the occupants thought
the gale would drive them across Elk
lake where tho flames would not reach
them. Hut the rait was a rickety affair
and overloaded, and the fire seemed to
create a current i f air that pulled t hem
directly towards a great pile of burniug
lumber ou the lake shore. The raft legau
to sink, and with death by fire facing
them on one side and drowning on the
other the boats were resortvd to, but iu
the gale the boats capsized almost in
stantly and nil perished with the excep
tion of Mrs. Cliss, who was found floating
ou the opposite side of the lake clinging
w ith deseration to a boat.
A Freak or the Flumes.
As said above tiiere were four gales of
fire, aud all cut swaths through the town,
leaving standing only the Lutherau
church and some dwellings near the
southern limits, and freakishly jumping
over the Worcester town hall aud a group
of buddings iu the v.ry heart of tha
turned district. Another prank was
llayel w.tli the property of William
Nelson. H;s house was the only structure
on the main street not burned. It is a
frame dwrtllins, and not even his fence
was i-corchei, wliile rains surround it on
allsd.?-. Tho furui; ore whiuh he moved
out iu or 'cr to save was destroyed.
Mcep ol the Itoarlng Destroyer.
Driven by the increasing wind the fire
reached the south limits of the towu about
2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Across miles
of swamp w here the water w as from six
inches to a loot, in depth it could be heard
roaring for fully half au hour a souud
that rendered the people panic stricken. A
system of water works which would ordi
narily be ample protection against the
blazing forest wi-.s rendered useless by
the burning of the pumping station iu tho
first lire. The volunteer lire department,
consisting of thirty- four meu and having
3.000 feet of ho e, ha 1 befu workiu 4 two
uiiys iu the swamp to the wet of the city
to prevent the l! imes coming into the
town. The fin-men foiuat until driven
back with blistered hand-t aud faci-a, uud
then they sought to stop the progress of
the fl.fcncs With dynamite explosions.
This they did accomplish after the north
cud of ihe ci:y ha l b-.-eu destroyed.
.1 ire Fighters Arkuusleiigo Defeat.
So the tlht went on. Hut as the attacks
of the fire fieud were resisted in oue direc
tion they were renewed iu another aud
about 11 nt night the fire lighters who had
remained ou the scene betock themselves
to a cieariug south of the city, beii'g a
place that had been burned over a lew
days before, so that there was nothing
more for the fire to Iced ou. Their route
was thick with smothering smoke. The
flames jumped directly ucross their path
from oue side to the other. The lire iu the
f jrest broke out with vior und the tall
piues, even the greenest ones, were great
blaziug torches throwing long tongues of
tire high in the air. Tiiere they waited
for morning which showed them only a
waste of ashes where the towu had once
HELP IS READY AT THE WORD.
Belief Answers Promptly to tile Call for
Help Food Forwurilrtl.
The fire had devastated about half a
square mile. As soon as the dense smoke
had cleared a trille hack came the people.
Home of them, worn out with the day aud
night before, hud slept by the roadside ou
the chai red ground, with the forest crack
ling all arouud. Now that the lire had
speut itself hunger was assertiug itself,
and there was not as much as a piece of
bread to tat. A relief committee was
organized and relict headquarters cstals
lished iu the Worcester towu hall, anl
there assembled fathers seeking informa
tion us to the whereabouts of their fam
ilies and mothers with childreu crying
with huuger. Qdick to respoud were the
neighboriug towns. Iu almost no time
provisions, consisting of bread, butter,
coffee und canned articles, had been re
ceived from Filield, Prentice, Dorchester,
Medford uud Butternut.
Almost as soon relief was started from
Milwuukee, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire,
West Superior, Ashland, Steveus Poiut,
Marsh licid aud other places. Iu reply to
a telegram to the governor asking him to
stud blankets aud tents, together with
mess touts for 1,0 0 iieople, the governor
telegraphed that there were no tents avail
able at preseut, but that be would be here
with alieathiug, hammer aud nails uud
to be ready to begin the construct lou of
em porary quarters. As a cousequeuce by
Saturday night the work of reconstruction
lmd beguu by the erection of a shed to
Governor Peck's relief train with him
self and members of his stall aboard left
Milwaukee and hauled two carloads oi
provisions. The Wistonsiu Central sent n
relief train containing contributions
from Marsh field and other points, aud the
Msrshtield contribution was accompanied
by Major W. 11. Uplmiu. The Marshfield
car bore the inscription: "Marshfield lie
members What PhiUioa Did lor Her in
18fc7." Coventor Peck arrived yesteMay
morning aud a dozen carloads of provi
sions had ai rived by that time. The citi
zens are coming back and beginning to
prepare fur rebuilding, which will be in
lull blast before tho eud of this week.
Kelief trains have fairly poured into
Phillips and there are supplies of food
here now sufficient to last the lire sufferers
a month. The relief committee asks es
pecially for clothing and money and these
will be amply provided by the ieoplc of the
state without outside help. The dead sc
far as known number fourteen, but the
rxict number will probably never be
known. Tke sale of liquor una been
stopped owiug to the arrival of parties ol
tramps and rough characters who threat
At Mason the houses of the town pro pet
are still standing, but the loss there will
reach cTtW.WW. The town of Phillii is en
tirely wiped out; the town of Mason prac
tically destroyed, with the White Kivet
Lnmuer company and 30,000,0O feet ut
lumber; headquarters of the Ashland
Lumber comiaiiy near Shores' Crossing
entirely wiped out; the camps of the
Thomas LJkr company burned nt
White river, which takes no account ot
the lo-s of a freight train and a number ol
railway bridges, ltesiiles t hese t he dam
age to timber and logs scattered through
the woods, to individual buiucstcuders.
houses and other property, to cut cjrd
wood, etc., will swell the general damage
and the estimate of loss is roughly put at
Many believe that uorc dead must be in
the ruins iu the the town where the fire
first made its sweep. The pcoplu here had
less chance for escape tliau the others,
aud it is feared some of them have per
ished. A SEASON CF FIRE HAVOC.
Belle Plaiuc, la.. Scotched to the Extent
BI.1.LE I 'lai Mi, July 83. Morning
dawned upon the fire-swept city of ltt-lle
l'laine showing in all its desolation the
rains of tha fire that twelve hours b.-fore,
starting ia a blacksmith shop, had re
sulted in the nearly total destruction of
the business patt of t he town, leaving, in
fact, out three buildings stauiiing. The
bisses are iu almost every sum from J3;.
000 dow n to a few hundreds of dollars aud
scattered among a large number of people,
and taken iu the aggregate will reach
f 5Xi,0 0J, with insurance of about CJJO.IOJ.
Costly Fire at O.hkostt.
OsiiKOPfi, Wis., July 30. The lumber
district on the cast side of the river was
threatened with total destruction by a
fire. The wind w-.-is blowing strong from
the southwest uud started several new
fires wit h the burning cinders, which were
fortunately extiuguisheiL The loss was
conliueel to about ti.OJO.OOJ feet of dry lum
ber and five tenenieut houses. The Stan
hilhar & Amos company losses $50,000,
fully iusured. and the Diamond Match
couipauy $IM,vm, only partially iusured.
Dzs Moines, la., July 3a Drought in
Iowa remains unbroken. Dispatches re
ceived here show prairie fires in various
parts of the state, the most formidable
b.-ing at Indepeudeuce, where the towu
Ihe Local Markets,
Oa1w Jlitc: new, 2Sr. .
lUy .ini.xtu Jli; unlbLd, $10; wild, ft;
sloh, fiSo; baloH. $'J.
Bntter Fstr t choice, lie : creaiuart, Isc.
K.-e re.i. inc.
Poultry pring cMckens, large, f50 ncr
mere asu vrarrxBLis.
n- s c nor bo.
BlaCilwrries, (2 a casj.
Cs: Batchers r-y for c steers
t4Hc; cow and hettsia. 148"', ; Itef
FpMiig iamb ft &Xi?5 a bead.
Coal Soft. 10c.
Intemperance Among Women.
Tucra is much stid about the giowine habit of
intemperance atciiii wom?n; perhaps more than
the facts w.mld wa-rint. ITthisbabt exists it
isow'nj tothefa-t that m omen aie oJiea forced
to pirrorra d nii'Mic cud so-ial duties under
arevit physical nff?rinir, and by pJirlekrRof
liipinrp fur temporary relief or a little prutrac
ti jaof urmjti, the La''it ti.ciras a necessity,
If all lnJ e n.tr. r with the c mplaii t pc-
cu iar to tl oir sex would take D-. Pierce" Fa-to-ise
Pre crii!lon they would find nrtor?'s rc-stora-ive,
etil tlic cil reoH of perniciia drurs
aul i qa rs would V avoided . Fjt ail cases of
nervont a ;d gc-.cr.il debility, 'e p!c-si-ne.s,
spasms, pe-rio licil p iinj, fcppre-ssioo? and irte-g-n:ariii-s.
it i the only iuvdi-ine so ce- tain in
curativ; :;c:i n th-it it c.n be puir in:ecd M ben
e U or cure or momy rtfuudrd.
-d-y AHTincij.L XAinrir.
It Is Eajr Enoaua to bo Bcaetilui If
aou Only Know Haw.
Mules and E lemisocs on the lace. Moustaches
oa women. Tug or CrooUed Noses, Lar-e
Moutha, Outstanding rarthere U co naxm
for putting up w:ih sush dirfigureraents now-a-
?aJX ,7y' nd lot mor'' a" y removed
by Kell-kncwn burieal .-id Licc-
trical proce-sses. l-..r trs the sr-C"L.
treatment of sue h tt-in has been 2?'"5
a specialty nt the John H. Woud- f T.V
buryLH-rmatol.iricalliiautmciac fi. If
Wcst4,o.st.,KcwVork. KeKuUr C'r3
rise all the time. 1 hcu- i Pase
book, tcllinit all about it, i !1 be mailed, sealed.
to your autlna for uu ia suaiptor advexr
VTholesal Dealer and Importer of
Wines and Liquors.
1516 aud 1618 Third At
M Is tLo best reiicdy for
all coraplainLi peculiar
HE THAT WORKS EASILY, WORKS
SUCCESSFULLY." CLEAN HOUSE WITH
11 EATING AND VKKT1I.ATINU LXUIKIiLKS.
A complete line cf Pipe, Brass Goods,
Packing Hose, Fire Brick, etc.
DAVIS BLOCK, Moline, 111.
T. F. BUUKE,
Steam and Gas Fitters.
Rock Island Heating
and Plumbing Co.
Hot Water Heating
119-121 E. 17th St.
Rock Island, 111. Tel. Xo. 1288
cole Agents for the Fnrraari.
J. T. DIXON
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
SCH1IEIL, FARID027 & SOU,
Painters and Decorators
2MTSS HA1T3ZES, C1LS5XXXEE5, etc.
C2CP. 419 S9Vo:t)flr.tli St., ICL:n3. VJ
Carpenter and Builder,
OFFICE, NO: 2821 SIXTII AVESUE,
Shop on Vin Street. KOGK li,I.M.
Opera 2E2ouso Balooa
(JE0R6E SCHAli'lt, Propriclor.
1S01 Sacend Avenoa, Comer of Blxtoanth 8trot, . O; poilla flarpcr-s TLcs Ja.
The choicest Wine. Liquors, Beer and Cigars always on Ksnd
Vraa Lanch vT Oaf . ttaad wnchaa TvnuM" on ? V
SEIVEK8 & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
AJl Kinds ot Carpenter Work Done.
eoeral tobalac aoas a abort act ca aad atsxactjna trsarsnteod.
Uuso TSt TwaJftn Ktraot. luM HI '
City "Bus and Express Line.
For Bus or Express Line telephone 1141, and yon will receive
TttTBSnLAILS ft 8FEBCEB. Vro
A MEDICAL BOOK worth
POI.LAKR, sent for 10 ccntf U
tl I'cr tul He at Drngcists.
fcO Trial tize tent by rualL
Ixttcrs for advice tinrif-4;
"Conralting Irenannwat' ara
t-cri: l y e-jr pliysh-iaui only.
rot-urn miotctwf co.
II. ti. Coltnsn, Kcc'y,
Gas and Steam Fitting
Largest and best equipped :stal.!;3.iraent
west of Chicago.
112, 111 West ScvcELt n'li Mr....
Telephone IMS. LV,,k l-:zL
i:i:xHs r w.(;ni;!:.
and Tr, ;
1803 Second Jlveiipe:
I1NUV A. ral:lI"'S