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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
VOL. ZLm. CO 127 .
ROCS CLAUD, ILL., ZXONDAT, MARCH 18. 1895.
FQX03 TXXXSZ3 GZ3T3
UNDER HOT BRICKS
Twelve Men of a Railway Fire
CTJSHDJG OUT THE LIVES OP THREE.
Others Severely Woanded, One of Whom
May Die, and 100,000 Worth of Prop
erty Deatroyed Beckleas . Cm of Coal
OU mad Casollao to Kladle a Fire Has a
Terrible Besalt Valuable Block Baraed
at Clerelaad Infirmary Wiped Oat.
Toledo, O.. March 18. The round
house of the Wabash Railroad company
In this city, located at the foot of South
street on the dock front, burned to the
ground. Three-quarters of an hour after
the first alarm was sent in the southwest
wall of tho building, 69 feet in circumfer
ence, fell in, burying twelve men under
neath it. Two of them were instantly
killed, a third died a short time after
being taken out of the debris, and the
others were oil badly hurt, one probably
fatally. All but one, John Bowen, were
employes of tho Wabash. The dead are:
R. II. Bohlmon, skull crushed, internally
Vlointud; J. J. Preston, back broken, skull
Sashed killed instantly; John Bowen,
skaJl crushed, internally injured, killed
Eight Others More or Lea Hart.
Following are the injured : F. II- How
ard, head braised, face cut, and slightly
burned; John Leary, leg broken, arm
crushed, skull fractured, may die; Patrick
McDonogh, skull fractured, shoulder
broken; Martin Green bury, head cut;
Harry Zimmerman, logs sprained, body
bruised; Conper Becker, head bruised,
shoulder sprained; Henry GerUine, head
bruised and cut; T. C Lauer, head and
nrck spra&ed, head cut. When the first
alarm of fh was given Gener;il Foreman
Howard summoned tho company's pri
vate fire department, consisting of fifteen
men, to the scene and a stream of water
was directed towards tho blaze, but with
little effect, as a heavy wind waf blowing.
Koof talis la oa the Engines.
When Fire Chief Mayo reached tho fire
he saw there was d.inger of tho ilnmcs
reaching the oil house, repair shops, and
the Wabash elevator, all in close proxim
ity, and he immediately sent in a general
alarm. Meanwhilo tho road's fire com
pany had directed its efforts toward
smothering the flames in the southeast
end of the structure, which menaced the
oil house, and the fire at this point was
held fairly in check. Tho roof was now
all ablaze and threatened to collapse ev
ery moment, but the failing of tho walls
was not at this time anticipated. But ths
Iron braces supporting the roof expanded
In tho intense heat, and the fnil Ira mo
covering gave way with a mulU.-J ruar,
falling in on tho stalled engines.
1 wt It. uat ot FtltecB Caught.
At this moment the southwest wall,
IS feet hi;h and IS inches thick, was seen
to totter outward from the lateral pressure
of the falling roof, and a yell went up to
apprise of their danger the fifteen men at
work at this portion of the building. The
warning came, too late, and twelve of the
men were buried in a pile of bricks sev
eral feet high. That only two were killed
outright was nothing short of miraculous.
Streams of water were poured on the
smoking debris, and as soon ns possible
the work of rescue began. Preston and
Ihiwen were buried completely and were
dead atme time before their 4odieg were
reached. They were badly crushed.
Bowen's features not bt ing recognizable.
Property Loas Keaches tOO.iMMl.
"Jh.c firemen had a stubborn light with
tho now doomed round-house, the heavy
wind greatly aiding the stubborn flames.
It was net practically under control until
It had destroyed all that was inflammable
of the building. The property loss is esti
mated at 1 100,100, piobably insured. The
round-house, which had a capacity of
twenty locomotives, contained only six
engines and theso are nil badly damaged.
A Wheeling and Lake Krio coal car and a
Baltimore and Ohio box car were con
sumed. Late Inst night two more men wero
found who were injured by tho falling
wall. They are: J. r inlay, an engineer,
of Andrews, lnd.; George Towers, a ma
chinist llh In tho employ of the Wa
bash. Finlay is quite seriously hut. His
chest was crushed, and ho sustained a se
vere scalp wound. Towers has a frac
tured leg and is more or less bruised.
RpkbihI with Ureal Difficulty.
"MILUlII-BIT.G, O., March 13. Tho
Holmes county infirmary, near this place,
burned, causing a loss of ('J5,OJt upon
which there was an insurance of flo.um.
Tho fofty-six inmates of the institution
were re-cued with great dillieulty, but all
were taken out safely.
OTHER VALUABLt PROPERTY RAZED.
Eire at Cleveland Harm ont The World
t and Kcllocg's Xetsapaper In ton.
Cleveland. O., March IS. The Worth,
lngton block, at the corner of Ontario
and Notlo streets, occupied by Tte World
newspaper plant and the A. X. Kellogg
Newspaper company, was entirely de
stroyed by tiro soon after 6 o'clock last
Tho building was of brick and five
ftones In height. Alio basement and
i.oss of poy:er
Fand Manly View, Ifervoas Pe
bitity, l tralvsis, or Palsy. Or
ganic Weakness and wasting
' brains upon the svstera, result-
' ties. Impaired Memory. Low
bpirits, lionise or imtanie icm-
... . f-rnf imminlinirnilAlIlttr.
anda Uiousaml ami one derange
ments of both body and mind
result from pernn-ions secret
f ractices. often indulged in by
he young, through ignorance of
their raimwwiisenuence. To
reacn. re-ruum anu rwr- tei
unfortunates to health and hap
pinen. is the aim of an asaori
alkm of medical gentlemen who
' v tuiV wnttia in
plain but chaste nngnage. treating of the
Harare, symptoms and enrabih'tv. by tacnne
treatment, of such diseasxa. The or id's
Pisn-nsarv Medical Astnriation. Prnpra-tors
of the Invalids' Hotel and Sure-al Institute,
Buffalo, S. Y., will, on receipt ot this notice,
with 111 cents tin stamps for rxwtasv mail,
sealed in plain envelope, a copy of this useful
box. It should be read bv every young
man, parent and guardian in ua
second floor were occupied Dy tne Kellogg
Newspaper company, with a composing
room and stereotyping plant, while The
World occupied the first and fifth floors.
On the third floor was the Claflen Mann
factoring company, makers of light hard
ware, and on the fourth flour was the
Bandeau Bros.' Passementerie company,
manufacturers of dress and cloak trim
mings. The loss on the building is estimated at
$40,000, with SiO.OUO insurance. The loss
of the Cleveland World is placed at IG0,
0U), with M9.UJ0 insurance. The Kellogg
Newspaper c mpany's loss is ?il,000 and
the insurance 21,000. The Claflen Manu
facturing company and Bandeau Bros,
lose about (10,000 each, which is insured.
FATALLy RASH WITH COAL OIL.
A St. Paol Woman Manages to Rojut Her
elf and Nieee to Drain.
rT. Paul, March 18 Mrs. Frances
Sumner, of S 3 Payne avenue, in lighting
ber fire tried i mixture of kerosene and
gasoline, but as the fire did not even then
start up quickly she poured out more of
the mixture from the can. The ' can ex
ploded and was blown up in the air,
knocking down a burning lamp which
also exploded. The result was that Mrs.
Sumner and her niece, Miss Nellie Clos
son, were terribly burned. Miss Closson
died at 3 p. ra. and Mrs. Sumner died a
little before 6 p. m.t both having suffered
Miss Closson was a milliner and her
home was at Boscobel, Wis. Mrs. Sum
ner was from Richland Centre, Wis., and
had been divorced. Her former husband
Is living with a new wife only a square
away from where she perished in so horri
ble a manner.
RESCUED FROM A BURNING BLOCK.
Sixteen Person Saved by Extension Ladders
A Holocaust Averted.
Omaha, March 1& Sixteen people were
rescued from the third and fourth stories
of the burning Withncll block, corner of
Fifteenth and Harney, by Omaha fire
men with the aid of extension ladders. A
number of them wero young women, and
all were carried out in safety. Though
the damago to the block was less than
tl'J.OOO the fire cutoff all escape by de
stroying the elevator and staircase, and
for a few minutes the situation of the in
mates on the top floors was critical. Many
of them were with diQiculty restrained
from jumping to the pavement below.
Theories of incendiarism were reported
io Chief of Detectives Hayes and detec
tives examined tho debris and found de
posits of combustibles. The only trace of
tho large stuck of furs that the firm of
Schultz & Co. claim to have carried were
about a dozen muffs, which were partially
burned. As these were found where the
fire was hottest it was believed that sim
ilar traces would remain of the other furs
if they had been there. Tho firm occupied
the lower floor and had to.OOJ insurance
on the stock. Circumstantial evidence of
arson was so strong that William Schultz
and his manager, James H. McCabe, were
arrested and charged with firing the
building. Part of tho stock, $700 worth,
was located in an- adjoining building.
Coatly B ase at et. Louis.
St. Louis, March 18 The storage ware
house and elevator of Hugh Rogers &
Co., dealers in salt and grain, at the? cor
ner of the levee and Bremen avenue, was
burned, causing a loss of t-W.OJO on tho
building and contents; fully insured.
COST MORE THAN HE WAS WORTH.
Kansas Denprrado Murders One of a Tosse
and la ent llenee Himself.
Coffeyvii.ee, March 18 Twenty miles
south of this city Deouty United States
Marshal James Mayes, with a posse ot
citizens ot the neighborhood, surprised
B jb RatgeEs, 4ka leader ot a gang of out
laws knowitas the Rogers gang.at the
home of his father. A part of the posse
went up stairs to capture the outlaw, who
opened fire, instantly killing W. K. Mc
I):tniel and wounding Phil Williams.
Tho officers then retired, but surrounded
the house and demanded the surrender of
Hob under penalty of burning tho house,
upon which Rogers came out with his
Winchester aud tired at Murshal Mayes.
The next instant the flash of half a dozen
Winchesters sent so many balls into tho
body of tho bandit, thus ending his earthly
TWOOF THE ITALIANS ESCAPE.
The L!st of Mob Murders at Walsenbarg,
Cola., Reduced to Seven.
WALSESBUKG, March IS. Pietro Gia
bnnco, one of the men supposed to have
b?en killed at Bear Creek last Tuesday
niirht. has been found. Ha was discov
ered by some Mexicans about ten miles
from the scene of the tragedy. His feet
were frozen and he was in a pitiable con
dition from exposure, hunger and fright.
The sheriff took him to Pueblo, where
he was placed in jaiL Antonio Biabctto,
the other prisoner, has not yet been found,
and l'ietre does not know where he is.
Metro's feet were frozen, and he was una
ble to walk any longer. Antonio left him.
If Biabctto escaped, tho mob murders
number seven instead of nine.
What Will He Do with Them?
DENVER, March JS. Governor Mclntyre
last night issued a proclamation offering
$1,000 reward for the capture ot any or all
the men who lynched the Italian Wal
senbnrg. Qaestiaa of Indian Citiceaahip.
Milwaukee, March 13. Judge Jenk
ins, of the United States court, has handed
down a decision on the petition of David
Blackbird for a writ of habeas corpus, de
nying it. Blackbird Is an Indian. His
petition for a writ of habeas corpus Is
based on the claim that he, having
taken lands under the allotment act. Is a
citizen of the United States, a resident of
the state ot Wisconsin, and amenable un
der the laws of the state and not the
United States for the offense ot which he
stands convicted. Judge Jenkins has
concluded that the matter had best be de
ckled by the supreme court of the United
t Oh! My Bark.
A pood many tired men and women
ronld get rid of that pain in their
back if ther won'd try Parks' Sure
Core for the Liver and Kidneys.
The trouble is usually there, and
Parks' Sure Care reaches and cores it.
Sold bv Hartx : Cllemerer.
SITUATION IX CUBA.
Stated by a Map Who Has Just
Come from the Island.
SIX THOUSAK) BEBELS TJJTDEB AJM3
Giving the Spanish Authorities a Lot of
Trouble and Frequently Defeating the
Government Forcrs Mnt-h Fillaglugand
Burning Going On The Troth at a
Heavy Diacoant la Santiago Bnalneaa
Dead for To Tears to Come.
Key West, Fla., March 18 A trust
worthy report of the condition of affairs
in the east end of Cuba is brought by a
passenger on the steamer Macotte. "I
have traveled throughout the mountain
ous district constantly since the troublo
began." said he, "and matters are now in
a much worse condition than at the be
ginning. Tho fighting started in a de
sultory and scattered fashion, but the
forces gradually became crystalized, and
there are now fully 6,000 insurgents. They
are in a dozen or more detachments, but
are giving the government no end of
trouble. In many cases the Spanish
troops have been beaten back with heavy
Insurgents Growing Mere confident.
"The most deplorably feature of the
warfare is the pillaging and burning.
The insurgents have gained confidence
Einco tho beginning off the troublo and
matters in the eastern district are in
almost as bad condition as during the
war of 1368. New leaders are springing
up, and by force of their intellect and
ability they have induced the insurgents
not to hold off longer for the arrival of
old leaders. The general opinion in San
tiago is that if the insurgents on hold
out until summer the yellow fever will
help them greatly. The r-panish troops
are guarding every road leading to San
tiago and nobody is allowed to pass with
out giving the strictest aecouut of himself.
Not safe to Talk or Tell the Truth.
"It is as much as a man's life, is worth
in Santiago to talk in favor of the Cubans
or tell tho truth. Several persons have
been shot on account of an expression of
opinion. Instances where tho Spaniards
were defeated have ix-on published as gov
ernment victories, t onr 6panish cruisers
were in the harbor of Santiago one week
airo, now there are but two guarding
the eastern coast and one tie southern."
The passenger al-o said tho revolt would
kill business in Cuba for two years.
Money is already scarco and prices are
high. "A panic is feared.
Why the riairls Hate Americans.
It seems to be tho general impression
among the Spaniards that tho United
States feels bitter toward the Spanish gov
ernment and would like nothing b.-tter
than an excuse to seize the island, hence
their hatred of tho Americans. Nothing
official has been receiv.nl of the report or
the Spanish cruiser firing on the Allinnen.
It is understood that tho Spanish ollicials
in Havana claim the Allianca was with
in three miles cf shore aud that the
cruiser bad a right to sink her on her ro-
fu--al to hait.
CHAIRMAN H. C. THOM IS DEAD.
Leader of the Wiscuna.a Republicans Sne-
cn-nlr After a Long Illness.
Madisos, March IS Henry C. Thorn,
chairman cf the Republican state central
committee, died Saturday night at 9:15 p.
in. Ho had been dangerously ill since the
middle of January, being stricken with
paralysis shortly after the inauguration of
tho Republican stato officers, who owed
to his earnest work during tho campaign
much of their victory. The cause of
death was paralysis brought on by blood
poisoning, which followed serious kiJney
He was born March 5, 1SV5, in Clinton,
Rock county. Wis His parents wero
Alexander Thom and Mary White, the
latter a descendant of tha Stewart clan,
and both full-blooded Scotch. Alexander
Thom was a wagonmakcr, aud Henry
was educated at Clinton and completed
the best course of learning obtainable in
that town and then went to Oshkosh,
where he attended the . Stato Normal
school. Later he taught school and still
later went into the stock raising business.
He was elected county school superinten
dent of Rock county early in tho eighties,
but put in most of his time lecturing and
conducting tinners' institutes.
Governor Hoard made him dairy and
food commissioner in lis'.i, but in 1V.1
witen the Democrats came into power he
went into business again as manager of a
light and power company hero, and held
the place to his death. He was chairman
of the Republican state central committee
during the last two campaigns. Ho leaves
a wife and four children, two boys and
two girls. His w.fo was Miss Julia Scott,
a daughter of Wiufleld Scott, of Oshkosh.
Illinois Congressional Nominations.
SPKIXGFIELn, March 18. The state sec
retary has certified to nomination papers
of tho following candidates for congress
in the Tenth district for the special elec
tion to fill the vacancy caused by the
death cf Phillip Sidney Post: George W.
Prince, Republican lialesburg; Frederick
K. B.istUn, Democrat, Fulton ; J Kphraim
ii. Kempster, Populist, Portland.
Electricity for Mine lllumrnatloa.
Shamokis. Pa., March Is. The Enter
prise Coal company intends to use elec
tricity in its mines in this place and with
this end iu view is erecting an electrical
plant. Not only will light be furnished
to all portions of the workings, but they
will aiso do away with the mules and Use
electricity as a motive power.
China Appeals to Kaaeta.
St. Pktersb CKG, March 18. The Chi
nese envoy has solicited the intervention
of Russia for the protection of the in
tegrity ot China's continental territories,
in the event of Japan Insisting upon con
cessions on the Chinese mainland. The
Chinese envoy haa gone to Berlin in or
der to make the same request of Germany
and similar instructions have been sent
to the Chinese envoys at London and
Ilpod's Sarsaparilla gives Treat
bodily, nerve, mental and digestive
strength, simply because it parities,
vitalizes and enriches the blood.
Attorney Wright Slaps Jailgo Bran ham's
Face at a Trial ia Atlanta.
Ati.asta, Gsv, March 11 During the
taking of evidence In the contest of Dr.
Felton for the congressional seat of Rep
resentative J. Maddox, -Seaborn Wright
slapped Judge Joel Branham's face.
Wright, who is a lawyer, was pre3ent as a
spectator and friend of Dr. Felton..
Judge Branham is counsel for Maddox.
He made a statement in reference to
Wright which the latter contradicted.
The two men advanced toward each
other and as they did so Judge Branham
cried, "I will slap your face." No sooner
had he spoken than Wright struck him a
resounding blow on the cheek. Populists
and L'eniocrat lined up on opposite sides.
Friends seized Wright and. Branham,
while Mr. Felton ascended tho judge's
bench and pleaded for quiet. Whether
the affair will be amicably settled cannot
be learned. There is intense feeling bo
tween the two parties. Wright and
Branham are prominent members ot tho
May Wreck the Manford Estate.
SAN Fkancisco, March IS Attorney
L. E. McKissortk, the special United States
district attorney appointed by Attorney
General Oincy to prosecute the govern
ment's claim ugainst the estate of Leland
Stanford, has tiled the government's com
plaint in tho United States circuit court
here. The suit is for 15,-J:7,'JlK). The
coinplaint.covers tweuty sheets of type
written copy. If successful the suit will
wipe out tho estate and wreck the uni
"-"Will or a Millionaire.
New BRtrsswicK, N. J., March 18 Tho
will of George W. Helmo, the founder ot
the town of Helmetta, has been male
public The estate is valued at $S,000,OX.
The will was signed in Helmetta on Sepu
5, 'i, and the witnesses wero William
FrisinB$h, Is.-uis L. Kiliott and Isaaj S.
Davidson. Tbn personal estate Is valued
at 3o?,'.'SJl With the exception of a few
bequests the entire estate was left to the
widow, Margaret A. Helme, his daughters
ehriehVr Becomes Carr's Gaardiaa.
San Fuanx'IsCO, March 18 In thesupe
rior court Felix Carr, the well-known
colored jockey, who is but 17 years of ago,
had a guardian appointed for him in the
person of Barney Suhricbcr, the horse
man for whom Carr is riding. Tho boy
has about ?T,0X) in cash ami has an in
come of f 10.0UO a year and his only rela
tive is his aged mother, who lives In
Nashville, Teun. Schrieber will control
the boy's future contracts to ride.
He Let the Civil Hiahta Bill Die.
PERRX, O. T., March 18 By refusing
to sign it within the required three days
Governor Renford has1 allowed tho civil
rights bill to meet a legal death. Had
the measure become a law colored men
could have obtained itamages for being
refused admittance to public places where
whites are privileged charactcrsr from
mixing colors on passenger $mehot:
Corrected Daily by Slater Montrose,
1820 Second Avenue-
Stocks, Bonds, Grain and Provis
ions bought and sold. Private wires
to Chicago and New York.
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A cream of tartar baking powder. Highest of
all In leavening irenet'i. Latttt United Slate
Government Food Report
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AND RECEIVE A DOOK
CONTAINING FROM EIGHT
TO FIFTEEN HECES OF
CLASSIC MUSIC, BOTH VO
CAL AND INSTRUMENTAL.
Woodyatt Husic H;use
1 71 7 Second Av.
V. B.t Or send us four two
cent stamps and we will
mail the book to too.
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
$5 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 LOW DO
The Blue Front.
You can't miss it.
nrfsw E-'i'i'in fosJ
Have ou Seen It?
The Meek Furniture and
Ail New Goods.
& Carpet Co.,
S2i. 326, 328 Dradj St.,
Up to Date Footwear.
Ladies' Razor, (Square and Needle.)
SEE US FOR STYLISH FOOWEAR.
Gents' Patent Leather Razor, Vici Kid
Tan Elite; and Elite Russia calf tan.
A few small sizes still left, and going
at big reductions.
162) Second Ave.. Under Rock Island House.
See our New
And Latest Suits.
Our purpose in advertising is to let everybody
who buys clothing that is all mankind here
about know that our suitings are in, and the
finest ever displayed In the city. You are
respectfully invited to call and see the latest
in patterns and styles.
Call and leave your order.
J. B. ZTMTtTER,
Star Block, opposite Harper house.