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ROCK ISLAND ARGU
VOL. XT.TTT, HO 112
ROCK ISLAHD. ILL-, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1895.
PBIC3 TUBES GZ3T3.
PANIC AT A!BLAZE.
Two Hundred Girls, Made
Frantic by Fear,
BUSH DOWN A NAEROW STAIRWAY,
Hie Basalt Being; That a Dozea Are Serl
ooilj Hart. Soma of Them Fatally
Flame Cost Chicago About Half a Mil
lionTwenty Engines Fight the Confla
gration, Which Destroy a Big Machine
shop and Other Property.
Chicago, Feb. ;. Twelve girl were
seriously injured in a panic at the Lan
caster Caramel works, 119 West Harrison
street. Five of them were removed In an
unconscious condition and three will
probably die. There were over 2J0girU,
ranging from 13 tj 18 years of aire, em
ployed in the building and all attempted
to rush down a narrow staircase from the
second floor. The panic was caused by
a largo fire which was raging in Charles
Kaestncr& Co.'s machinery factory at
841 Jefferson street.
The injured S3 far as known are as
follows: Ktta Goldman. J71 Liberty
street, trampled upon and fatally injured,
was taken to the county auspital; Km ma
Kuslck, 6s8 Van Hum street, trampled
ujnin aud fatally injured, was taken to the
county hospital; Lottie Hammond, '-i
llerlin street, seriously injured, was taken
to the county hospital. The burned
building is a six-story brick, extending
back to Law avenue. The fire started in
the center of the first lioor at 8:45 and
rapidly spread. Within twenty minutes
the entire building was in flames.
Crane Elevator Untitling Catchea,
A 4-11 alarm and a special call for
twenty engines was sent in by Assistant
Firo Marshal Musham. Owing to the
fierceness of the lire the companies wcro
unable to get within 100 feet of the blaze.
At V:&) the Crane Klevator company
which adjoined the burning building on
Jefferson street, cauirlit lire. A three
story double brick building on Law avo
nue, opposite the Kaestnor building, also
caught lire and was partially gutted.
It was occupied by ochulty & Hurst as
a mattress factory. Vet later tho S. A.
Maxwell building on Law avenue caught
tire. Tho firm deals in wall paper.
A row of two-story frame building,
to 235 Jefferson street; from SI I to 210
Jefferson ulso caught firo from tho heat
and were seriously damaged. Kacstnur&
Co.'s building burned very rapidly owing
to tho fact that tho floors were all made of
wood. Tho planks were saturated with
oil from the machines and supplied a firm
hold for the fire. As tho heat was gen
erated tho Iron girders becamo red hot
and collapsed, the roof and walls speedily
following. This building, la which tho
firo started, is used on the lower floors by
Charles Kacstncr & Co., Frank llecht be
ing one of tho partners.
Lom 1 Kiiormoil.
The fifth floor is used as a glove factory,
and it is here that the firo first took hold.
The employes escaped safely, there being
no panic Tho Crane Klevator company
had a four story brick building running
lromai'J to SM South Jefferson street.
The south half of this building caught
lire and is an utter ruin. Tho damage to
the Crano company will lie over flm.OOO.
KucsMier's loss will bo neary fcJ'.O.UA), as
thry have a valuable plant and carried a
largo stock. Maxwell & Co. will probably
suffer dainago to the extent of i.V,0U.
When the Crane building caught Crano
& Co. f.ot a number of teams and carted
nway a lot of their stock. Flying embers
filled tho air as far cast as Michigan ave
nuo, and pedestrians who were not uwaro
of tho big fire which was going on on the
west side were at a loss to understand
tho strange occurrence. On Madison
street and others running east and west
travelers were compelled to bow their
heads as though heading through a snow
storm. In some instances clothing was
slightly burned from the still burning
Fire at sc. Loala,
Sr. Locis, Feb. 2 .Fire broke ont In
the bnsement of the seven-story building
at tho corner of Ninth and Washington
streets, occupied by Friedman ltros. &
2chaefcr, manufacturers aud wholesale
dealers in boots and shoes. The flames
were confined to tho stock in tho cellar
and tho re.tr portion of the building. The
total damage suffered by Friedman Bros.
& rVhaefer and Glaser Bros., importers
aud jobbers in gentlemen's furnishing
Roods and notions, adjoining, was be
tween ffiO,tXW and t"5,iM, caused princi
pally by smoke and water. Very little
damage was done to the building.
large Floor Mill Itestroyed.
Peabouy, Kan., Feb. Is. Tho largo
flour mill of Wilson Bros., east of town,
was vompletely destroyed by Loss,
tiuu.OUO; insurance, $7o,OJU, Origin of the
tiro unknown. ..
Farmer Blow liliuwlt fp.
FOND DO Lac; Wis., Feb. 23 Julins
Topp, a farmer in the town of Osceola,
committed suicide by blowing himself to
pieces with dynamite. The terrific ex
plosion almost stunned the members of
bis family. One arm was blown away
and his breast was terribly torn. Topp
was U years of ago and had been feting
strangely ot late.
. . , a. . r
whole world seems wrong.
I That's the way you feel
when your liver Is inac
tive. You need Doctor
Pierce's Fleasant FelMsto
stimulate it and correct it,
and clear ud vour svstem
for vou. ou won't mind
the taking of them
t they're so small and so
I natural in their effects.
I Ail that you notice with
! them is the oood that
In the permanent mrr of Biliousness, Jann
dice. Constipation, Indipwtion. Sour fctora
ache. Dizziness, Kick or Bilious Headaches,
and every liver, stomach, or bowel disorder,
they're Guaranteed to give satisfaction, or
the monev is returned.
Don't tinker at vour Catarrh with un
known medicines. It's risk v and doRTerous.
You may dnve it to the lungs.' Get the
and years - Dr. Sage. Catarrh Itanedv.
The niakars onara it to cure, or benefit, I
in the worn cases. J
WILL SEARCH FOR LEN2,
Mother of the Missing Wheel nan Becelvas
Letter from a Crown Prince.
PlTKBUBO, Feb. 28. Mary G. Lens,
mother of Frank G. Lsnz, the Pittsburg
wheelman who has now been missing for
nine months, has received a letter from
Tabriz, Persia. It was written by Gener
al Waldo Wagner of the Persinn army at
FRANK O. LESZ.
the request of the Crown Prince of Per
sia. A photograph, supposed to be tho
lost one taken of Lenz, was sent with the
the letter. It shows the Pittsburg boy on
his wheel in the gardens of tho royal pal
ace at Tabriz giving his famous exhibi
tion before the nobility.
The picture was made for and pre
sented to the crown prince by Frank.
I be prince offers his sympathy to Mrs.
Lcnz and all Pittsburg friends of tho
missing boy and through General Wagner
expresses hope that he may yet be found
alive Mrs. Lienz has also received a let
ter from Outing, saying the proprietors
havo completed arrangements with
Sachtlcbcn, tho Ft. Louis wheelman, to
go into Persia to search for the missing
boy. Ho will start early in March.
achtlebcn went around tho world sev
eral years ago, but rode over most of the
route on the railroad. He wheeled through
the region in which Lcnz had been lost
and he is perfectly familiar with tho
WARING SPEAKS HIS MIND.
Blayor Strong Street CoinmUsioncroa the
Knight of Labor.
Xew York, Feb. S. George E. War
ing, commissioner of street cleaning,
somo davs ago received a letter from
district assembly X ). 4'., Knights of La
bor, telling him of the resoluntions adop
ted by the Knights of Lnbor, calling on
Mayor Strong to remove the commis
sioner from olfioa. To lit lul.Sn
ruissioner Waring has sent tho following:
As various todies of 'knights' and others
seem likely to be recurring to the subject,
it might bo settled ns well now as at, any
other tirno. I regard your organization
as being an anti-labor organization, op
posed to workingiuen, and opposed to
work; an association carried on iu tho in
terest of idleness.
"1 believe its chief causo of existence to
be that you leaders may enrn your salaries
by making mischief. I shall, therefor?,
oppose every movement emanating from
you with which my official work brings
me in contact until I see some evidence on
the part of the Knightsof Labor and labor
unions of on interest iu the workiusmen
and in the industrial interests of the com
munity. I havo no opposition to tho em
ployment of citiz"iis, but I am opposed to
the infliction of the burdens on working
men and their cost to the p"op1e that the
infamous conduct of 'organized labor' has
Ifcmne-lly to Ktlit Uis la.iper.
MlSNEArous. Feb. . The Representa
tive, Ignatius Donnelly's pajier, will an
nounce a change in its management this
week. Donnelly has assuuicd entire edi
torial charge of the paper. He assigns us
a reason that ho has mo:e unoccupied
time on his hands than u.-ual, and that
tho strinp ney in financial circles de
mands retrenchment in the m.in:i -jim nt
oflhepnp.T. llobert K"kfonl lias r.airel
n business manas.T nnd i sa xwih-J by
W. C. Lewis. H mnclly will hereafter uV
Vote his tune to the paper.
The Law of Marriage in Ul'nnis.
SrKlSGFlEI.D, Feb. 1 Assistnnt At
torney General Newell has rendered an
official opinion that males of 17 years and
females over H may ty lawfully married
and live as husband and wife without the
consent of their parents, ailiijugh they
could probably not procure a license to
marry witliou'. their paivais' consent.
He says that a marriage without a license
would be leg il and bind.!;?, but tho law
Would punish thj minister. jud?v or jus
tice who performed the ci-n-mony.
These tie Some Hrlclit" Koja,
New Yoke, Feb. 2 An organized
g-.ing of juvenile thiev.-s during the past
two weeks has sud 'ii overcoats from the
coat rooms of many of the up-town
sehoo's of this cuy. A former pupil
named Elliott gave away tho scheme and
the police arrested five boys. K.liott made
a full confession. He said the boys or
gamz.d two weeks ago. They called
themselves tho "Crooks' Association."
They had awned the coats, receiving
from 1 J to ft on each coat.
An Old Firm AMigm.
SAS FliASCiiCO. Feb. iS Robert
Haight & Co., of SS Front street, tho
oldest commission hoa in San Fran
cisco has made an assignment for the ben
efit of their creditors. The firm has been
i in cai.o.-ss tor inirry years ana acais
largely in farm products, such as batter
and eggs which they sold on consign
ment. Their affairs have been placed in
the hands of the board of trade. The ex
act amount of the liabilities is not yet
known, but it is estimated between tOi),
OX) and ?v.00Ji The assets are said to be
nearly to0.iXJ. Cause, hard times. Cred
itors are principally farmers.
ronjrhin? around. You can stop it
if you want to by usinv Parks'1 Cough
SjP- " t doesn t cure VOU TOO
can et Tour money back. Sold bv
Hsxta & "Ullemejer. .
OF the Notable Case Against
Harry Hayward. '
DEFENSE ABOUT BEADY TO CLOSE,
Bat the Trial likely to Ban Over Into
Kest Week Proof That Adiy Hired a
Rig the Kigbt Barry Was Held Cp and
Robbed Wilson Make a Charge Against
One of Harry Attorneys Popular Sym
Messeapolis, Feb. 23. When tho court
trying the Hayward case adjourned yes
terday afternoon Erwin said he expected
to conclude his evidence by noon today.
Xye's closing will probably come in Mon
day or Tuesday at the farthest. Ho will
talk all of one day and perhaps more.
Erwin expects to use a part of two days,
so the case can hardly go to the jury be
fore some tinio next week. The most ex
citing part of the court session yesterday
was in the afternoon when Erwin made
a final effort to get in his expert testi
mony regarding the alleged insanity of
Adry Hayward. Again Erwin and tho
court held long arguments, and when it
was over the attorney had managed to
get before tho jury the fact that several
members of Adry's family had boon in
sane; that a local physician had pre
scribed for a member of the family for
insanity, anil that he held that Adry had
been the victim of insane delusions for
Wilson Charges Attempt to Bribe.
The court stated that the attorney might
try to prove total insanity by any act at any j
time, but not partial. The intense public
feeling against the defendant was shown
during the argument. Once when tho
court sat down upon Mr. Erwin in a
more than usually forcibly manner and
ruled out the evidence, tho crowd, com
posed for the most part of women, broke
into wild applause and the court becamo
ungcred. The evidence of the day
was mostly confined to picking up shreds
of testimong and fitting it in corrobora
tion of former witnesses. Tho only ex
ception was iu the case of M. D. Wilson,
who threw a shell into tho camp of tho
defense again, by stating that Attorney
Swectser, of the defense, had virtually
approached him with an offer of money U
lie woud change his evidence.
Some of the Fact Brought Ont.
Sweetser denied it most emphatically
afterward, and it will bo left with tho
jury which to believe. Nye brought tiut
the fact that Miss achtler, the stenog
rapher who had startled the state with tho
assertion that Blixt had 6aid that he and
Adry put up the job to kill Miss Ging, had
been employed in fcweetsor s office sine-
her testimony was given. Harry Gilbert
with Goosmnn, the liveryman, brought
the record of the stable to thow that Harry
hired a horso there the night of the hold
up at 9 o'clock, and returned it within an
hour. Ho showed that Harry had a rig
there several times that week.
Adry Aln Hired a Kig.
One of the incidents of tho testimony
was when Fred Horst, of the postoffiee al
ley livery stable swore that Adry Hay
ward hired a h rs at p. m. on the dato
when Harry was held up last April nnd
returned it nt 10:.i0. This would have
given him time to take part in the hold
u: of his brother nnd Miss Ging and Miss
Wilder, wtih whom Harry was driving.
The defense expcts to show by other wit
nesses that Adry was seen near tho scene
of the robbery that night.
twine More Mob Demonstrations
There was an incident out of the ordi
nary as tho prisoner was being taken from
tho court room to the jaiL There was
the usual crowd and whilo he was passing
some one from the outside threw into the
road a noos made of evergreens. The
prisoner walked over it, but appeared not
to notice what it was.
CANCELED THE HALL CONTRACT.
Lessee of the Savannah Masonie Temple
Tl: Ink Illacretton Better Than Valor.
Savaxxaii, Ga.. Feb. 2S. The bonrd of
managers of tho Young Men's Hebrew as
sociation, which has the lease of the hall
In Masonic Temple, adopted resolutions
cancelling the contract for the hnll with
Slattory, tho ex-priest. The resolution
states this action was taken as Slattery's
language is calculated to incite to riot
endangering the lives aud property cf the
cltizAis of Savannah. There has bc.n
uo renewed trouble.
Feeling runs high and Slattery received
assurances from many sources that ho
should be protected at his lecture by citi
zens regardless of police or military. Sa
vannah's good name is held to be at stake
and many citizens express a determina
tion that it shall not be said that freedom
of speech is suppressed here. Slattery
mnile formal application for permits for
has wife and himself to lecture and Mayor
Myers granted them.
About 1 o'clock yesterday morning fonr
thrne-story buildings at Farm and Marga
ret streets werj blown up. The explosion
wrecked them completely. Unsuccessful
efforts were made during the day to burn
the Masonic Temple. The police have a
long list of names of leaders of tho rioters,
and they will be arrested as rapidly as
possible. One of the leaders in the police
court insulted and defied the recorder, and
was sent to jail for thirty days for con
tempt. Reception to Uenerat Booth.
Xew York, Feb. 23 General William
Booth was tendered a monster reception
previous to his departure for Europe.
The Carnegie Music hall, where the re
ception was given, was packed to over
flowing by those who desired to wish the
eminent Salvationist a pleasant and safe
voyage. General Booth in his opening
remarks told how the army had its be
ginning. He also reviewed the wore of
the Salvation Army in the United States.
Fight w.tlt a Bandit Uang.
For.T Worth, lex., Feb. 28. A tele
gram from Checotah, L T., is received
here stating that Detective Sam Farmer
have had a fiht with the Ben Hughes
gang of train robbers, in which Hughes
was raptured, one of Lis men wounded,
and Snakchead, an Indian scout of For
mer' party, killed, hughes and his gang
are the men who robbed the Pacific ex
press car at Thurber Junction last October.
NEWS FROM THE CAPITAL
Important Appointments Doings of Con-
Washington, Feb. 23. The presi
dent has nominated Congressman
William L. Wilson. '.of West Virginia,
to succeed Wilson S. Bissell as postmaster-general,
and Louis M. Hufonl,
of Illinois, to be consul ot the United
States at Paso Del Norte. Mexico.
The Last Day of Congress.
Washixgtos, Feb. 23 In the
house today 54 bills, passed bj the
senate Tuesday night, were disposed
of. Then the diplomatic appropria
tion bill was taken up. Senatir Hill
moved to concur in the Hawaiian ca
ble. The amendment was lost 116
SERIOUS ACCIDENT IN A MINS.
Forty Hen Imprisoned and the Mine on
Fire Probabls Holocaust.
DESVEB,Colo., Feb. 28 A special to Tho
Times from Cerrillos, X. M-, says: One
of the most serious mine accidents in the
territory of New Mexico occurred at
White Ash, three miles from here, when
an explosion of gas wrecked tho coal mine
of the Santa Fo Railroad company. The
entrance is closed and as forty men are
in the mine it Booms almost impossible
that any can havo escaped alive.
Dense smoko is issuing from tho air
shaft, indicating that the interior of the
mine, is burning. Up to 3 o'clock no one
had been rescued, although the body of
one man, a driver, has been found at the
mouth of tho tunneL Over half of the
men employed in the mino have families,
and they are surrounding tho entrance.
Great excitsmunt prevails here and at
La Liljertad, a Mexican man-of-war
which has been missing for some days,has
turned up all right with her crow of fifty
When Cherokee Bill was found guilty
of murder In tho United States court at
Little Kock, he laughed contemptuously.
Tho estate of Saruh Towney, or Shea,
in New York, valuod at f 15, WO, awaits tho
claim of the dead woman's son, who went
to California fifteen years ago. Tho will
provides that tho entire sum shall be
spent in searching for him if necessary,
and that if he bo dead tho fortune shall
bo expended in building him a monu
ment. Shakers deny tho report that they arc
about to abnnilon tho .'anions settlement
at Lebanon, X. V., mid remove to Florida.
Tho National. Council ot Women has
elected tho following ullioers: President,
Mary Lowe Dickinson, Xew York; vice
punident-at-liirge, Kv. Anna Shaw, Phil
adelphia; curroHpuiiilIng secretary, Louise
Hurnum Kobb'ms, Michigan; first record
ing secretary, Eiueline Burlingame Che
ney, Maine; socond recording secretary,
Mrs. Helen Finlcy Bristol, Quincy, Ills.;
treasurer, Hannah .1. Bailey, Maine.
River miners held a convention at Mou
ongahela City, Pa., nnd decided to strike
for the old 6ii coat rate.
It is "officially" denied that Mrs. Clove
land has.joined tho W. C. T. U.
The entire Interests nnd holdings of La
Noria Silver Mining company in Mexico
havo been sold nt auction tj W. L Mus
tin, of Pittsburg, for .ViJ. Tho stock
was mainly held by Pittsbtirgers, who
from lbsO to la'.ll, paid nearly oiK,000 to
keep the mines going and never rocuivod a
cent in return.
The federal relations committee of tho
California senate has deciilei to report fa
vorably a joint resolution Inviting the na
tional conventions tj meet at Sacramento
The Scranton, Pa , Tribune, a Unitl
Press paper, iu an editorial says that Ed
itor Charles A. Dana should apologize for
his attack on F. B. Noyes, of the Wash
ington Star, and a director of tho Associ
Superintendent Byrnes is to conticue
at the head of the Now York police de
partment. Ills powers will bo almost un
limited. To have perfect health vou must
have pure blood, and the best way to
have pure blood is to take ilooil s
A rr.'Sm of tartar hakinir uivHr Tlfohent of
all la leaveninc Mraacth. Latest CtkiUd State
Coternmtnt Food report.
RoTALBKixet'owDEsCo..ltKWsll Bt H. T.
Mrs. S. Smith,
1S05 Second avenue.
Wishes to Move . .
Every dollars worth of Winter Clothing.
To accomplish this we will give the people
the greatest chance they have ever had to
secure a first class suit at a third class price.
We Have Inaugurated a Great
Men's Suit Sale
Suits worth twice as much, suits worth three
times as much, will be sold at this special
sale for the one price, $5.
All the broken lots in our great big store
go at the same price at this big sale.
The Blue Front.
7 Per Cent Loans.
AS liri AS
The foliowinfr is a partial
list of completed gilt-eded
Crst morttrne loans on hand,
which we oiler for sale, sub
ject to previous selections,
for their face and accrued
interest. These loans have
been carefully selected by
us. and are first-class in
every respect. They arc all
7 peb cent net to the inves
tor. We have many other
loans to offer, if these are
not in amounts to suit the
The securities we oiler are
ceeiallv adapted for the
investment of savings and
trust funds, as our personal
attention to all the details of
the loan, from its date to its
maturity, relieves the hold
er from all annoyance except
to present his coupon to us
for collection. For further
information call at the of
JACKSON & HURST.
GEO. F. ROTH. 8 apt. Lean DepanmeLt.
John Voile 3c Co.
Sash, Doors and Bliod,
And all kinds of
Woodwork for Builders
BidteK. Flooring. Watsseoatias; -ttkstrast.
rvi u w-w l w iy u I
COR.SECONDanoBRADY STs.DAYENPORT. IOWA
Great improvements are now in progress.
Until completed the Main entrance to stere
will be on Brady street.
Fifty Per Cent
SAVED . .
On every purchase in our Suit, Overcoat or
Dress Makers and Seamstresses
Attend Madame Kellogg's school of Dress
No re-fitting. No re-basting. No paste-board
chart or model, but a
Genuine Tailor System,
Such as our Merchant Tailors use. Thorough
Instructious given in the art of
Boning, Finishing, and
Lessons not limited. School open day
Ryan Block, Second Floor, Davenport.
You cant miss it.