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ROCK ' ISLAND ARGU
VOL. XLm. HO 228
BOCK ISLAHD, ILL., MONDAY, JULY 15. 1895.
FRIGS TUBES GS3T3.
WILD, WINDY RUIN.
Cyclonic Havoc Wrought at
New York and Vicinity.
SEVEN. LIVES LOST IN THE 8T0BM.
Many Building lllo.a la Pieces by tbe
Whirling Terror Six Street Car.
Wreek.d Incident, of the Disaster and
the Destruction Done Yacht Bunk Off
South Uavea and Three Persons Drowned
Fatal Troll.? Car Accident The For
eat Fine la Michigan.
New Yobk, July 15. The first cyclone
l;i many yean has (truck New York, and
malted fatally In ono Instance, besides
wrecking a large amount of valuable
property. The cyclono descended upon
the upper part of cast New York, known
as Cypress Hills, at 4:a0 p. m., continued
on its way to tho lower plains district,
und from tbera traveled to Woodhaven.
The cloud was .first seen going over
Cypress Hills. It was funnel shaped and
bung very oloso to the ground. At the
upper end, was a red spot that appeared
mora like an lncankejcent light than
anything else. The cyclone swept over
the cemetery, wrecking handsomo and
costly monument. It tore down trees
for about 2 JO cut and then turned Into
Jamaica avenue. On this street It wrecked
liz street cars, and half a dozen peoplo
were slightly hurt. Thirty bouses were
wrecked In Woodhavon.
Mine Persona, All Told, Killed.
There was just one person killed in
east New York, Mrs. Louisa Kotrequin,
who was standing in the door of her
house when tho storm struck it and de
molished it. Sho was instantly killed.
Tho balnnco of the casualty list is given
as follows, tho victims being residents of
tho villages and vicinities of Cherry Hill,
N. J., and Woodhavon, L. I. The dead
are: Frank H. Ahrens, tged 8 months;
Anton Fischer, laborer; Conrad Friedman,
pronrietor of tho Cherry Hill Jiotel; Wil
lie Friedman, little son of the hotel keep
er; Tony Kolg; Mrs. Jennie l'etriquon,
of Union Course; two unidentified la
borers who had taken refuge in a barn at
Tlomoro seriously injunvj arc: Mrs.
William Ahrons. mother of the dead In
fant; Willie Ahrens, ajred 8 yean; Ed
rnr Chlnnock, fractured skull; Charles
Cole, of l'aicrson; Anton Hoffman, three
ribs broken; Alexander Jones, the village
binckamlth; Andrew Suttell, nose, arm,
and kg broken.
Freaks of the Kansas Whlrler.
There were twenty residents of Wood
haven hit liy the. various objocts which
wcro carried through tho air. Chimneys
ailed through tho air as though tbey
were not heavier than feathers. At
Woodhaven a woman was in r.n out
house. Tho homo was picked up and
earned bv the storm for
niufn than n
block. Finally tho woman was landed
an one side of the street and the homo on
, the other. Tho woman had a miraculous
, escape from serious injury, receiving only
' a slight rut on tho forehead.
'Tho Infant of tho Ahrens family was
lying in a crib when tho crash came.
' - Tho house was unroofed and a flying
V- stick struck the child in tho head, tearing
. off ono of tho ears as cleanly as though
' ncvercd bv a surgeon's knife and causing
, ' flcntb. When tho husband, who Is a
Now York business man, returned tho
tun wus shining brightly and his wifo
was sitting amid tho ruins with the body
jf hor dead child In her arms.
Tlioii.Mml. Vi.lt the Devastation.
Between 4,0OJ and 5.1,00) persons visi
ted the scono of tho ruin and devastation
at Cherry Hill yesterday. Homo of the
unfortunates whose homes woro wrecked
tut aliout during tho day wondering what
was In store lor them, hackrnssck and
the other towns huvo responded promptly
to tho cull tor aid made by the peoplo of
Cherry Hill. icwed In tho light of any
tho ruin appeared more complete. Every
where in the path of tho storm were
wrecks. The lealless trees that with
stood tho strain of the whirlwind gave
the appearance of midwinter.
Death ltnll Decreased by Two,
The two Polish labirors reported killed
nro alive in tho hospital. They are An
drew tfnulle. and Anton Hoffman, both
are badly injured. KJgar Chinock. tho
doctors think, will die. His skull Is frac
tured. I) jring tho early part of Saturday
nluht tho owners of the wrecked dwell
ings sat about them guarding their ruins.
but later n putrol was formed which
guardod tho streets.
TACAT BlMtS OFF MJlTII UAVEN.
. Three lien Drowned While Out for a Trial
Trip on the "Artlmt."
South HAVES)- Mich., July 15. Yes'
terdy afternoon Mr. 11. Tittsworth took
his new yacht "Artist" out for her trial
trip in company with the builders, Messrs.
Coats & tlllson. When about four miles
north of tho harbor a squall struck and
capsized her. Tho life-saving crew went
out immediately, and soon after tho tug
McClure, but the yacht was so far away
that the men were all drowned before the
crow could ror.cn them. All that was
found was a cap which proved to havo
belonged to .Mr. Stillson. Tho reason for
the boat sinking so quickly was the fact
that she held a great amount of ballast
which could not be shifted, and that
being new they had not as yet put In any
air cans to uuoy her.
Fatal Accident to a Trolley Car.
ToKOSTO, July 15 A trolley car of tho
Toronto Electric Hailwny company, with
trailer full of the pupils and teachers
of Sackvllle Street mission hall, collided
with a car of the Scarborough line, re
suiting in the death of ono person, the
severe injury of five and a bod shake up
for a score of others. The dead Robert
Stewart, aged 14. The injured: K. H
Dunn, head cut; bruised. Miss Lett?
Lsiub; David Uraham, tnotorman, both
legs broken: Frank Townsend. and 18.
right leg crushed; W. li. Northam, con
ductor, face cut. badly bruised. la ad
dition about twenty children of both sexes
Forest Fires la Mteblgaa.
Mcskkgos, July 15. The forest fires
are spreading rapidly, but thus far the
fighters have succeeded in keeping the
flames from consuming building, lie-
lidos the fires north of :urtu iusKegon
others have started to the southward, be
tween this city and Mona Lake. There
are also ilros along the Muskegon, Grand
Kapids and ludntnu railroad, between
Muskegon and tiullivau. Considerable
timber, ties, posts, etc, are being de
stroyed. New fires have started further
north towards White Hall, and considera
ble timber, posts, etc., are being de
stroyed. Cyclone la ortb Dakota.
Gr.AFTOX, July 15. A cyclono struck
six miles from here at 4:45 p. nu yester
day, demolishing a machinery shed,
twisting the machinery nut of shape;
smashed the.houso ol Mr. Nelson to
kindling, carrying Mrs. Nelson and her
baby thirty feet, but injuring neither;
fatally hurt a 1.' year-old girl named Pa
ters; carried a man 3 feet and dropped
him badly hurt: seriously injured a ser
vant girl, and damaged property nil along
the course of the storm. Details aru
Itain Fall In the Fire District.
Grand IXAnus. Mich., July 15. Specials
to Tho Democrat from points in northern
Michigan show that a lifjhtraln fell along
the Muskegon river and extended north
to Cadillac. Tho rain nearly covered the
plno section, and further dnmsso from
forest fires is not anticipated there.
One Hub Killrd In a Wreck.
WlllTK S-ULI'UUI'm O., July 15. A bad
wreck occurred at White Sulphur, oa the
liig Four, resulting in tho wrecking of
fourteen cars of whisky, feed, tobacco and
candies amounting t t75,UJ. Dick Hur
ley, a moulder of Cincinnati, was killed.
C rallied llitwren Couplers.
Lacon, Ills., July 15--Hy Brooks, a
mute, was crushed between coupler on
the Kock Island train at Sp.irlaud, dying
ENDEAVORERS TAKE A REST.
Great Sleeting on Ilmtou Cuiumon Spoiled
by a Dig attrm.
JlCSTON, July !. Tho weather man
after bestowing upon tho Christian Kn-
dcavor convention sinci Wednesday his
finest weather, S iturday sent upon It u
leluge of rmu just as the assault upon
Mammon was about to culminate in tho
threat out-door religious githering an
nounced to take place upon noston com
mon. Oil that green a vast assemblage.
estimated as between -D.IMM and G0.OJ0
persons was rjuily to begin, what v.ould
hive been tho greatest religious gather
ing in tho history of tho world. Presi
dent Francis K C.arko, D. 1)., glanced
fearfully skyward, but opened the services
at the appointed hour. Then cumc the
heavy ram, but the discomfort of the
thousands of dripping umiirelliis did not
prevent a mighty rendition ol Onward,
Dr. fj. F. tMiilth, author of "America,"
was then introduced and tho thousands
sang a verso of thai hymn in compliment
to its author, liy this time tho rain was
filling in torrents and tho president nn-
HnoMd. an edjmirnoimil m th big Hint
Knileavor and Wllliston, near by. Abmt
15,000 found seats and tho remaining
thousands went away. Tho subject of
tho day's addresses was "liood Citizen
ship" und the usual rallies were held
during the duy. Tho junior rally was
held and thousands of littlo Kndeavorers
were present. State, territorial and pro
vincial rallies were held at night in the
respective headquarters and were largely
The programmo yestetdty incluJcd
work only for vUituig clergymen. The
local ministers in general gave placa to
those who had come from other localities
to attend tho convention, und it is doubt
ful it ever In the history of Boston its pul
pits were supplied with such an array
of eminent preachers. To the mora than
50.0UU members of tho Y. P. & C. E. tho
duy came as a literal "day of rest,
which was well appreciated after lust
week's hard work. All tho churches wcro
packed. Today is tho closing day of tho
DARED 'EM TO LEAVE THE KNIGHTS.
Sovereign's Oi-Jer Win. the Fight with
the 4las Worker.,
PiTTSliunu, July 15 The National
Window Glass Workers will not
leave the Knights ot Labor, though
it is well known that such was tho inten
tion. Secretary Treasurer John W.
Hayes appeared before the convention to
explain why L. A. should not leave
tho old organization. When he got up
to speak ho was hissed, but the delegates
were with him when he finished. When
hissed Hayes dared the organization to
leave the Knights of Labor and expound
ed a few sections of tho laws of the order,
one of which stated that if a local seceded
any ten members of tho body could re-or-gauizj
and tako all thj funds and prop
erty belonging to the seceding body.
Hayes followed this up by giving the
names ot ten men who would take this
action in rase the orgau'.z itiuu went to
tbe new K. of L Tne lilit was nialo
on tbe proposed secession of L. A. 30J, tho
richest labor organization In the country.
It holds bonds, mortgages and cash to
the amount of fj.u.iw. and has a mem
bership of T.COJ, including all branches
of tho glass trade.
BURGLAR ASSAULTS A WOMAN.
Is Thrown Jni stair, by Ber Brother,
bat Manage, to E.cape.
ATLANTIC Clir, N. J., July 15. A burg
lar was discovered In the residence ot
Isaac Davis, a Philadelphia cottager at
112 South North Carolina avenue, by Miss
Louisa O. Davis, a sister, who was visit
ing at tbe house. When Miss Davis at
tempted to give the alarm sho was mur
derously ass suited with an iron bar. Her
skull was crushed iu a terrible manner.
He then flad, but at the door ho was met
by Mr. Davis, liaising his iron bludgeon
he dealt Divis a blow. la spite ot this
Davis grappled with tho murderous in
truder and after a fierce struggle suc
ceeded in throwing him bodily down
stairs. He was too weik to follow up
his adversary, however, and the burglar
escaped. Davis w.ll probably recover,
but the young lady will die.
The Defender Oat.e.l. the Vigilant.
Ne TOUT, R I. July li The Defend
er outsailed the Vigilant in a fair and
interesting trial contest yesterday after
noon off the KhoJe Islaud coast. Tbe
new yacht agaiu behave I admirably and
both out-soiled aul out-p lintel ber op
HARVEY AND HORR
Will Begin Their Great Debate
on Silver Tomorrow.
'"LONG TALK TO LAST EIGHT DATS,
And To Be l'u:i lo In tbe Il:.tory of Con
troversy tlow It Will Be Conducted
Foil Keport To Be Printed Senator
Jnnrs Explains the Fnrpoeo of a Silver
Gathering at Washington P.ffor Has a
A'ew Party in Blind.
Chicago, July 13. A debate, the na
ture of which is uniquo In the history of
debates, will begin in this city at 2 p. m.
tomorrow. The place will be the Illinois
club, where a large chamber has been
fitted up with seats for about 200 persons,
who will occupy them by invitation. A
platform has been erected with seats for
the debaters, tho judges, tho umpires and
the stenographers and newspaper report
ers and on this platform tho champions
will bo W. H. Harvey, author of "Coin's
Financial School," andRaswcll G. Horr,
of Now York. The debate will continue
for e'ght days three hours a day. It gojs
without saying that the silver question is
IIow the Talk Will Co On.
A report of each session will bo mods
by Miss Harriet A. Shinn, whohn been
appointed official stenographer, and given
to the press daily. Tho disputants will
take the affirmative and negative at pleas
ure, and neither will talk longer than
ten minutes at any one time, the discus
sion thus being a running fight a close
rangc.giving no chance to dodge any ques
tion or issue. Kach statement in tho de
bate is to bo limited to 1.000 words. At
the end of the contest Horr and Harvey
will sum up their respective sides in ?,.TO
words each. Rejoinders will be 310
words. Whcu tho debate is concluded the
verbatim report will bi printed in book
forai and without doubt will caiupriS3 tho
most thorough discussion of the question
Uth Men Well Equipped.
The two champions aru exceptionally
well-equipped for a debate of this kind.
Harvey has been for several years devot
ing his whole time to thought and study
of the sut j-ct, and his conclusions nro
forcibly stated in his "Coin's Financial
School," which has had a phenomenal
sale. His antagonist is thoroughly
versed in tho samo subject, having given
much of his timo during recent years to
a study and discussion of tho questions
now raiseJ. In 1873 ho was elected to
congress from tho Eighth Michigan dis
trict. He served three consecutive terms.
Retiring from congress ho began lectur
ing and did nothing olse until live years
ago whun ho went to New York city and
commenced work on tho Nuw York
Weekly Tribun e Since that tiniu ho has
been writing on tariff, money and lab'jr
fclLVCU ULtri.N'G AT WASUISGT(VV.
Senator Joms F.iplaln the Origin Thereof
and lie Purpose.
WAsniNGTOS, July 15. S nator Jones,
of Arkansas, who jollies with Senators
Harris and Turpie in issuing a call for a
conferenco of silver Democrats in Wash
ington on Aui. li, has written -a letter to
a friend in Washington explaining tho
origin of the c ill and the purposes of the
meeting. Ho says: "At Memphis, after
the adjournment of the mooting there, a
number of Democrats from different
states had a meeting at tho Gayoso hotel,
and after consideration that meeting re
quested Senators Harris, Turpie, and me
to take steps to organize tho silver Dem
ocrats so that they shout i bo fairly repre
sented in the next national convention.
"We concluded that the best way to do
this was to first orgnnizo a national cen
tral committee rf silver Djmocrats and
let thes,; members look after tho organi
zation of their own states. To select gen
tlemen for membership of this committee
by correspondencj seemed slow; hence It
was concluded to invite one or more gen
men of character and experience from
each state t meet in Washington and se
lect, if they thought well of it, this cen
tral committee. This is all there is of It,
as I understand." Tho general impres
sion seems to have gone out that this con
ference was to be a mass-mooting, tnjna
tor Jones' statement puts it in a different
PLATFORU SEKYI TO BE BANDY.
Kentucky Democraie Can Be fjr Either
Free Silver or (iold.
LorisviLLC July 15. The result of tho
Democratic conference held here is now
generally understood to be that there are
to be no rcstiictions imposed upon cam
paign speakers other than such support
of the platform as their consciences and
j.idgment dictate. Blackburn declares
that it is a victory for free speech, and at
Winchester made a speech denouncing
Carlisle's views and the gold standard pa
pers, and advocating free coinage at 16 to
1, free trade, and tile abolition ot na
tional banks. Tboso who have hereto
fore favored tho gold standard claim that
the platform means a full indorsement of
the policy of Cleveland and Carlisle, unj
tncy will so construe it on the sump.
1 fl r Out lor m New Party.
T0PEK v K m., July 15 Senator PefTcl
is out for a new party. Ii a letter j 1st
published hj says: ' A new party must
be formed, because there is new work to
be done work that the other parties are
not fitted to do But it w.ll bo built
on a foundation deeper and broader than
Tree silver' cr 'bimetallism,' for these
terms express nothing that reaches the
core of the tron)les which confront us.
Its motto will be something like this:
L't the people rule. Its platform ecu d
property bo short, plain and impressive
to the needs ot the time and could be
safely constructed on six pillars: 1. Get
the people at work; pay them for what
Ihey do. 2. Away with landlords. 3.
Out with the transportation monopoiv.
f Out with the money power. 5. Up
with the peuole. 6 Live the republic."
The best is what jou want when
you are in need ot a medicine. That
Is why rnn should insist upon Hood's
f arsat ari la.
Tbe A sous, only 10c a week.
Thi skeletons ot three men and a bit
have been dug up at Wankomis, O. T.,
probably the remains ot the brothers Fow
ler and the lt-year-old son of one of them,
murdered in la. I.
Tom as Estrada Pal ma has been elected
as the head of tbe Cuban revolutionary
junta in tbe United S;atcs. Ilis head
quarters will be at Now York.
The comptroller ot the currency has
granted authority for the organization of
tho fetate National bank, of Miles City,
General Drake, the Republican nom
inee for governor ot Iowa, was enthusi
astically received on his return home
An Indian celebration held ten miles
west of Decatur, Neb., has already cost
seven lives, mostly by violenoj.
C. B. Henderson, a Rochester, N. Y.,
commercial traveler, got into a row at
iSarr Fre.nciso over who should pay for
the drinks and fatally stabbed Clarence
Barr, a Chinatown guide.
. Frank S:haeffer, of Bellevue, O . has
sued the Nickel Plate railway for to, HOC
damages for blacklisting him.
The Michigan naval reserve has gone on
an eight days' cruise on the U. S. S Mich
igan. Thero was only one member in the Illi
nois senate chamber when it was to have
iret Saturday morning for thd purpose of
adjourning to Wednesday. Unadjourned.
He was Senator Littler.
The unpreceuted thing of a man meet
ing composed ot whites and negroos has
occurred nt Lake City, Flu. It protested
against Florida's attempt to break the
record as to lynchings.
Mrs. Lucy A. Chapin, widow of G. W.
Chapin, of the firm of Chapin & Gore, of
Chicago, died nt Santa Burbara, Cala.
Her husband died there a short time ago.
C. R. Ebbs, alias Jones, has been ar
rested at Kansas City as a memb-jr ot a
gang of rascals which has been swindling
people by Eelling lands which it did not
Dr. Seaman, who has been tried twice
for producing an abortion on Emily Hall,
tho unfortunate English girl who died at
Detroit, having been sent thero by her
clerical betrayer in England, has been
found guilty on the second trial.
Hall as largo as hens' eggs is reported
to havo fallen in tho Ojo Calicnto valley,
Tho crew of the American liner St
Louis refused to work on the Fourth of
July while in port at Southampton, Eng
land. Tho defalcation of C. D. Davies. default
ing manager of the Peru, la., t ank, keeps
growing. It now amounts to J'o.OOO.
Tho school board nt Mt. Vernon, Ills.,
has nnanimously voted to grant the re
quest of the colored citizens for a separate
school, with a competent teacher of their
color as Instructor.
Texas Law I. Against 1'r.ce Fighting.
Austin, July la Attorney General
Crane has given out his decision on the
Corbctt-Filznmmons light at Dallas in
.October. Ho ' says the law of
ls'.tl, in spito of Its crudeness
and indefinite framing, is valid and
that it prohibits priz-3 lighting in this
stiit.!. He suys tho slierilT i f Dallas coun
ty will bo expected to tutorce tho law.
Many other Texas jurists s:iy tho law is
invalid. Tho only way for tbe prizi fight
managers to do is to pull nil a light somo
where soon and have tiic law tested.
Ferry of lour llnuil.ed Mile.
Chicago, July li-. On Aug. 1 the Lake
Michigan Car Ferry Transportation com
pany, in connection with the Wisconsin
and Michigan railroad, will put in prac
tical operation a car ferry service between
Peshtigo. Wis., and S mih Chicago. The
ferry line will be about I'M miles in length,
tho longest on too great lakes and the
longest of its kind in the world.
Two Bodies KectBvered from the D'mpitch.
Lake Geneva, Wis , July 15. The lake
being smooth tho diver had littlo diffi
culty in reaching the Dispatch, which lays
in ltJ5 feet of water. When the diver
reached tho surface ho had with him the
body of Rev. James Hegan, the priest
who was drowned July 7. The next
trip he succeeded in raising Dr. J. K.
Uogan, a brother ot tbe priest.
End of tho Boston Bint Cis.
BobTOX, July 15 Tho hearing in the
case of John Rjss and Harold G. Brown,
charged with 6hooting John W. Wills
in the East Boston riot on July 4, termi
nated in the discharge of both prisoners.
Judge Elmons declared that the conflict
ing nature of tho evidencs would not war
rant the court in holding them for trial.
Hero Bike Itecords Broken.
CHICAGO, July 15 There were thrrc
world's records broken at Garfield park
Saturday. John Lawson, tho "Terrible
Swede." did fifty miles in 2 hours, 5 mln
uses, 5 1-5 seconds, reducing the world's
record .0:14 1 . Herman Van Herick
lowered tho fivo-miie record to 11:13 am
the ten-mile to 2G:43.
representative Kemann Is Dead.
Vaxoalia, Ills , July 15. Representa
tive Kemann, aftor a lingering illness.
iied yesterday morning at ii: 15 o clock.
He suffered a relapse Friday evening, and
from that time grew gradually worse.
Ho had Leen unconscious twelve hour
bjfore death took place.
A cream of tartar bakaur powder. nigUect nf
.11 in leavening "t". - fnftrt Catted SUUtt
Cersraawni fad Bfprt.
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Only Union labor employed.
The Rock Island Brewing Company, success
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Huber's City Brewery and Raible & Stengel's
Rock Island Brewery, as well as Julius Junge's
Bottling Works, has one of the most complete
Brewing establishments including Bottling de
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very best. Beer is bottled at the brewery and
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