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BOCX ISLAND, ILL., TKUESDAY, AUGUST 1. 1895.
FBI03 TUBES GS3T8.
Sweep Over Towns in New
Mexico and Colorado.
FRIGHTFUL HAVOC AT SOCORRO.
Fifty Houses Carried Away and
Unknown Number of Peo
8era Dead Recovered and the Tale Kol
All Told Tet One Million la Properly
Destroyed Four Lives Loet on Gardes
Creek, la Wyoming, One Woman nod
Tnreo Children Adelaide, Colo, swept;
Three Killed and Foar Hissing Busb
of the Wild Waters.
Desveb, Any. L A News spoclal from
Soco to, N. M., says: A trcmondoui
roarli.g startled the peoplo of Socorro
about 4 o'clock in tbe afternoon. Shortlj
after Lugo wave of water came rushing
down an arroyo which drains tho eastern
slope of the Mngtlalcna mountains and
almost encircles the town. At first It
was hopoJ tho fl ods would bo confined
to the lowor portion f the city, but soon
the water cuii.o over above the town and
three fret of water begaa to rush through
t!io princlpnl street. Tho shrieks of
wnnwn and children minified with crash
ing of fulling houses and dying walls ot
snuM swept into eternity made a tumuli
th it was enough to appal tho stoutest
Terrible ITavoo of tbe Torrent.
All sorts of property houses, carriage
rtr.TPS nnl fnrm implements, mingled
with fcujro boulders, railroad ties and
bridgo timbers, all were borno through
t ho streets by the madly rushing waters.
For tvro hours tho work of destruction
continuod, tho horror being Increased by
vivid lightning, crashing thunder and
blinding rniti. Gradually tho witters sub
sided mfllclentlr to allow a partial In
spection of tho destruction. A scene ol
ileiiolntion was prcsentoi. A majority ol
tho business honsos escaped heavy dam
Btfo or destruction, but hundreds of poor
people lint everything, being homeless
and without money and almost naked.
Mora than fifty houses nro known to have
been destroyed, while almost every resi
dence in tho city Is dnmnged.
Many I'ersons Are Mining.
TIo destructive waters spread over the
entire city, and carried death everywhere.
Many tiro missing. For twelvo miles
intn tho destruction of property was ter.
rlble. Farm houses and crops wore en
tirely swept away. Tho Santa Fo truck
was wn.-ilieil out between hero and S.m
Antonio in several plvcos. Tho branch
road from this city to Misdulona Is prac
tically destroyed for ten miles out, fivo
bridges and several miles of track being
Names of the Reeov.red Dead.
Tho names of the recovered ilo.-vl thni
far nm: Leander Duran, " Colla D'JrAT,'
Thomas Durau, J. li. Duran, Du
ran, Duran, child of E. Baca. Only
two member of tho Duran family ore
alivi. No estimate ot tho loss can ba
ni.ido, but it U more than ll,XJ,lKX). It is
now raining in tliu mountains, and great
feare are entertained as to the safety of
tho city. It is said that three small
towns south of hero were totally do
st royed. .
OAUKEM CREEK TOK RENT-SWEPT.
Woman anil Three Children Carried Away
hy the llnglng Flood.
CAsPElt, Wyo., Aus- 1. A disastrous
cloudburst occurred at the head ot Garden
creek, a small mining stream seven miles
south of hero. The water came down tho
Tolley in a solid wall ton feet high, carry
ing everything lie fore It. A frrightnr nnd
family named Newby camped on thu
creek four miles from hero wero in bed
when tho fl-knl canin upon tiuun. They
were burled into tho mass of water and
debris, Newby only getting out. His
wife and child wero carried o!T.
Sam l'arson's camp, near Newl'y's was
oaugiit by the waters In tho same man
ner and his two children wero carried
an ay in the torrent. Fivd oth-r freight
vutllta wero camped on tho creek who
lost everything exeep: liumn lifti. Oar
den creek Is about seven miles long from
mouth to source, and was lined wilii
camp. It Is u it saying tuoiou:hto as
sort that at le;it fifty persons CfcipeJ
.with nothing on but tboir sleeping gar-
CATACLYSM IX COLORADO.
Wall of Water Twenty Feet Bigtx Knahes
Down a Canon Three Dead.
CnirrtK Cheek, Ang. 1. A cloudburst
occut r.-d In the mountain near the town
of Adelaide, and a wall of water twenty
feet high rushed down iho narrow canon.
Three liycs wero lost and four employes
of the railroad, company aro niUslng. Th9
dead are: Mrs. Carr. Mr. Tracey, a cook
nuiu3 unknown). Tho missing: li. M.
Hove, engineer; Dick Dolan, brnkouian;
Frank Caldwell, brakemdn; C. G. II itch -cook,
night operator at Florenoe.
The hotel, which was owned by Mrs.
Carr and Mr. Tracey, was completely de
molished, but the waiters escaped. There
wero two landslides, one at Adelaide, tbe
other at South Four Mile. The latter
landslide- covored the railroad track for
about 100 feet. The depot and section
house at Adelaide were filled with about
four feet ot water.
British Import, in Mexico Increase.
Citt OF Mexico, Aug. i. Notwith
standing the fact that tho largj.t cottoa
and print mills In tbe country are run
ning overtime to supply the domcstlo de
mand, the Importation ot cotton textile
from England the first half of the present
year Increased over 7,000,003 yards.
Kansas Kepoblieaa Committee.
TorsKA, Aug. I. Chairman Leland
and Secretary llristow have issued a call
for a meeting of the Republican state
central committee here Aug. 13 for tbe
purpose of considering a method of nomi
nating a candidate for chief justice of tbe
state supremo court.
Failing to suppress tbe Salvation Army
by law Nebraska City exemplified reliu
ous freedom by drenching the Army wl-.b
the fixe hose during a street parade.
GREAT FIRE AT MENOMINEE.
Too lives Lost and 91,000,000 la Prop,
erty Wiped Out.
Mexomisee, Mich., Aug. 1. A lumber
yard fire has destroyed properly scat
tered over thirty acres cf ground, owned
by A. Spies, tho Gerard Lumber com
pany, Bay Shore Lumber company and
others. Some of tho out buildings of the
match factory aro burned. Two lives
have boon lost. The loss Is tSOO.O'JO tc
LIVELY RUN AFTER TWO THIEVE3.
Bold Attempt to Ron a nrewing Company
cafe at Cleveland.
Cleveland, Aug. L Two men mode a
bold attempt to rob tbe safe of the Bar
tholomew Browing company on Michigan
street. One of them engaged the book
keeper In conversation while the other
quiotly slipped into a rear cCl-e, and
when discovered by tho 1-ookkecper was
busily nt work on the safe. An alarm
was immediately raised, and both of the
thieves started down tho street with n
crowd behind thorn yelling "rilop, thief."
A policeman hoou overtook one of the
men, who drew a revolver, and after a
short struio broka away, with a pair of
handcuffs dangling to one of his w.-ists.
Tho fugitivu ran a short distanco and
then turned and deliberately fired several
shots at the policeman, who promptly re
turned the lire, but tho shooting was
poor. Tho thief ngain ran and dashed
into the building occupied by tho Slier
win Williams compiny and up several
flights of stair. Tho thief reached tile
fourth floor and then ho was cornered at
a window by several of tho employe?.
Then a fight took place. Tho fellow was
desperate. Ho knocked down several
men and throw three out of tho window.
'1 here was a roof of u lower buildinc
just below tho window and tho men fall
log on this escaped injury. A policeman
arrived at this point, nnd with a blow ot
his fist laid the feilow low. The hand
cuffs were quickly snapped into place and
the policemen then hustled their prisoner
to tho Central station, lie gave the name
of Joseph H iwson, and sal 1 ho was 3
years old. Tbo second thief was not cup-turcd.
DEMOCRATS OF MARYLAND.
dominate John K. liur.t for Governor and
Baltimore, Aug. 1. John E. Hurst,
supported by Senator Gorman, v.i3 nomi
nated for governor by tho stato Demo
cratic convention. At tho opening of
tho convention S.-nntor Talbot t mnilo
a lively address. During it one ontl.uU
ast proposed a cheer for John K. Hurst.
Tho cheers nnd tho hUses, however, wero
tiniest equal in volume. A cheer for Wur
man met with better success. Tulbolt
predicted a big Democratic success this
year. Ho closed by introducing Bjrnarl
Carter as temporary chairman, who made
an enthusiastic speech on tho Democratic
Tho committee on resolutions made a
unanimous report. The resolutions nr
TffiToUio remocratio p!nf.torfir"6f ISBS'jlooklfTif totba-Ciittci Bfltto's for council
ana i no "nuio una patriotic administra
tion of President Cloveland." They do
rlaro against free silver nnd approve the
Wilson tariff bill, which is characterizjd
as the best tho country has known for
thirty-five years. Tho platform contains ,
"o nitiuiiw o ouuaiw. uuium.i unu
uioson. Alio nominee, jona r,. nursr,
although a borman adherent, has also '
oeen a consistent; lonowor ot tno Ulovo-;
land administration. .
Left Uls Itody fcr Ditsectlon.
NEW Yobk. Aug. 1. Eugene Blumen
thai, a brother of the playwright Oscar
Blumcnthal, committed suicide by tak
ing poison In his room in the Great North
ern hotel. Blumcnthal had been ill for
some time and unabio to procure employ
ment. A letter was found addressed to
tho coroner. It was dated July 9. In It
Blumcnthal stated that hj intended tak
ing his life, and asked that his body be
given to sonx' m ;dical college for study.
Corpse MjrstiTlou.lT Disappear.
Arkansas Citt, Kas., Aug. l. On tho
25th inst. K. M. elmiin, a traveling sales
man for a Sioux City seed house, died in
this city. The following day tho remains
accompanied by his wife were shipped to
bis homo, Lyon, Mich. A dispatch has
now been received here from the Detroit
Evening News which says: "Ujflia box
mysteriously empty wheu received nt
National Prohibition Gathering.
Decatur, Ills , Aug. 1. At the national
Proliib.tlon camp meeting an address
was made by 1L Nellie Smith, of Decatur,
in the open parliament on the subject of
"Hopes and 1'rosposrtj of Prohibition."
Alfred F. Smith, of D.-catur; 1L Martin,
of Betnent; Jjhu A. Connolly, ot Harris
town; J. S. Dcnuls, of Sangamon, took
part in the debate.
KxploMon In aAtt Furnace.
Martins Fkrsy, O., Aug. 1. An ac
cumulation of gas caused an explosion in
tho cupola of tho Top mill blast furnace,
and pieces of Iron, coke and cinders wero
blown I'OJ feet in the air. Samuel Cash
nicb. a filler, was fatally burned and
James Carman, was badiy injured by
Ordered tbe Ildnfc Clueed.
SALISBCKT, Mo., Aug. 1. Stato Bank
Examiner C. O. Austin examined the
books of the Bink of Salisbury and found
them in bad condition. He ordered the
bank closed. E M. Williams, was made
assignee. This Is tho oldest bank hero
and it Is thought will pay dollar for
Vigilant Comes In Behind.
Xewtort, R. L, Aug. 1. Tho Defender
beat tho Vigilant in the run of forty-two
miles from New London to this point, and
beat ber so badly that tho latter's owners
must now admit that the new boat is bet
ter than the old. The Defender ctosscd
the line 13 minutes and 2 seconds ahead of
the Vigilant. It is believed that the De
fender will havo to allow the Vigilant 1
minutes, which will make the actual time
8 minutes and - seconds.
In jour blood is the cause of that
tired, languid feeling. Hood's Sar.
sap&rilla makes rich, red blood and
Hives renewed vigor.
IT IS OUR OYSTER.
Trade of Venezuela Is Uncle
Sam's for the Asking.
AH ESFEEIETCED CONSUL'S VIEWS.
Germany and John Coll In Bad Odor with
the People of the Latin American Re
publir. Who Fairly Yearn to Do All
Their Holiness at Cur Store Spanish.
Carlisle Protesting AgaJntt That Mora
Claim Those Filiboitm.
AVAsniXGTOS, Aug. L One of the old
est in service and most experienced of our
consuls, Mr. Piuraacher, at Maracaibo,
has made a report ot great interest to the
state department, speaking freely of tho
troubles Venezuela bos bad with Euro
pean nations reeking to seize upon her
territory and substance., and pointing ont
In strong language the splendid orpor
tunity open to the United States to ex
tend our trade with Venezuela at the ex
p.mso of ether nations. Tho consul says
that the past year has been an eventful
ono for Venezuela in hor efforts for polit
ical reorganization. He describes the op
portunity lust by the United States from
It J) to lsl'L owing to the refusal ot the
Venezuelans to accept the reciprocity
propositions of tho United Statos, but
says that since tho duties were decreased
be notes a slight improvement, the ex
torts to New York increasing from 01,003,.
tcnnun. Are In Little Favor.
Ho attributes tho depression In Vene
zuela to the financial and political views
of that country, and snys that if tho pres
ent crisis passes tho United Stales will
have a great advant as0 owing to the diplo
matic complications with Germany and
Great Britaiu, our commercial rivals.
"Tho Germans," co says, "are looked
upon with but little favor on account of
the threat to send C-rman iron cluds to
Laguayra to enforce tho payment of a
subsidy due tho builders of tho principal
Venezuelan railway. Tha popular feel
ing on this point was intensified by a
suggestion iu a leading newspaper that
the Germans knew very well that such
payment was nn impossibility, as the
country was staggering under the bur
dens ol tho lato war, and that they neither
expected nor desired pavment but, en
couraged by the example ot Great Britain,
they probably Imagined that it might ba
possible to securo a part ot tho rich guano
territory as an indemnity.
Jubn ltnll Intensely Hated.
'The feeling against Great Britian is
now most intonso throughout Venezuela.
L'ampnieis ami newspapers nro constant
ly being published respecting British ag-
c;ros.-.ions, but ns tbey do not circulato
sutsido tho cuuutry tho world at lurgo is
not acquainted with the stato of feeling."
l'lumaeher says that on these accounts
tho United States is in much favor, es
pecially ns enczujla, as ncTer beforo
and guidance, tho people of tho country
would prelor to tra lo with tho Unitod
States. New York is but six days from
tho Venezuelan coast. Ho adds: "It is
to Am iricans also that Venezuela looks
today for the development of her great
natural resources, and tho government
glad to grant most favorable
concessions to companies or individuals
front tho United tiintes who
good faith for that purpose,"
CARLUTi ARE KICKING TJP A BOW.
Protest Againit the Course Regarding; the
Washington, Ang. 1. Tho department
at stnto has not been advised from
any cliieiul source of tho successful land
ing of two largo filibustering expeditions
from the United States in Cuba, and in
some quarters hero thcro is a disposition
to believe that these stories tire floated
for tho sake of their morally discourag
ing effect upon the Spaniards. Captain
Shoemaker, chief of the revenuo cutter
service, points out that it would be im
possible for any considerable number of
men to conceal themselves on any of tho
Florida keys for even a week without bs
ing discovered. Many of the keys nro
low-lying barren islands, every object on
which could be seen from a vessel's deck.
Tho others are carefully watched by three
nutters now in thoso waters. Tho Cubans
claim that tho men ot their expedition
hid on one of those keye for ln:iny days
after having failed to land on the island
A cable from Madrid says that "tho
Carlist senators and deputies have ad
ircssed a protest to the government
against tho payment of tho Mora claim
without the sanction of tbecortes. The
protest declares that the government's
precipitancy in settling tho claim of the
United States is unconstitutional and
bumilitating upon Spain, and that the
conduct of the United States in taking
udvantugo of tha Cuban insurrection to
press this claim is an exhibition of an un
Low Yre Soon Can Como In.
Washington. Aug. L The solicitor oi
the treasury has rendered an opinion in
the case of Low Yee Soon, a Chinese per
son, whose landing at San Francisco from
tho steamer Belgic was refused by the
collector. Tho applicant fur admission
claimed to be a merchant doing business
in Los Angeles. It is ascertained that
ho is a proprietor of a restaurant there,
and the solicitor decides tb.it bo can land,
as, could any other Chinaman engaged iu
r.tiy legitimate business not classed at
that of a laborer.
Toncace Tx Collected.
Washington, Aug. L The tor.naga
tax collected for the last fiscal year is
shown by the records of the navigation
bnre:.u to have been JoiJ.iil, compared
with toSJ.OiS for the previous year. Brit
ish vessels paid tJ41.53T of the tax and
American vessels t:'J,3Ii.
Itnried I'nder Tons of Bock.
St. Lot is, Aug. L Three men were in
stantly killed nnd two others badiy, per
haps, fatally, injured in a stone quarry at
Broadway and Osceola street by the pre
mature discharge ot a charge uf giant
powder. Tho workmen were buried be
neath, tone vf rock. . . .
F. R Strain. J mei Manler, Tlmothj
McCarthy, John Ready, A. E. Gage, An
drew Buchanan, Joseph O'lleilly, Fred
Sanger, El IIopp, and John Keybert have
been indicted by a Chicago grand jury
charged with crookedness in a precinct In
tho First -ward by which McGann w&i
given a larger vote for congress than b
received. The indicted men were judge
and clerks of election.
In a shooting affray at Fort Worth.
Tex., Frank Rippy was shot dead and
Frank Thomas, a "trusty" In the city
prison, probably fatally wounded.
Representative Hitt is so much Im
proved in health that ho i3 nble to sit on
the porch of his hotel nt Narragansett
pier for several hours every day.
Obituary: At Npw York, Simon Worm
or, the broker. At L?xington. Ky.,Cap
tain George W. Didlake, ono of Morgan's
raiders, (53. At Pekin. Ills., George R.
Babcock. At Janesvllle, Wis., Sistci
Mary Columba, 4 J.
Judge Dallas has authorized the Read
ing to pay flS9,03U for 1.0J0 now coal cars.
It is said the C. B. an4 Q. will ask th(
next congress to give it a right ot way
through Yellowstone park.
Rt. R?v. it A. Da Wolfo Howe, Pro
testant E-lscopal bishop of central Penn
sylvania, died at his summer home In
Bristol. IV t
Jessie A. XelT. of Ludlow, Ills., and
Charles Cruzen, of Paxton, eloped on bi
cycles and secured a marri.igo licenso at
Urbana, Ills. The young woman wore
Blackwell's Island attendants claim to
havo captured a sea serpens twenty-five
Ex-cmploycs of the Alabama Great
Southern have brought suit against that
road for putting their names on an al
leged blacklist, thus preventing them
from gotting work.
It Is stnted that negotiations for the
consolidation of tho five largest locomo
tive steel tire manufactories in the United
States will soon be closed. Tho concerns
interested are tho Chicago Tire and
Spring works; National Iron and Steel
company, of Nashua, N. H.; Standard
Tire company, of Lewlston, Pa.; Latrobo
Sioel company, of Latrolx-, Pa., and the
Midvalo Steel works, of Philadelphia.
"Triplo Alliance Headquarters" at
St. Paul has Issuod a circular stating
that over UJ.OOO farmers havo pledged
themselves to hold their wheat, and all
farmers are urged to join tho "Alliance."
Zoa-Fhora is compounded solely
for diseases of women. In its sphere
it has no cqnal. For testimonials
and advice, address H. G. Colman,
secretary of the Zoa-Phora Medicine
company, Kalamazoo. Mich., or ask
your druggist. Sold by T. II. Thom
as and Marshall & Fisher.
A cream of tartar baking pnwdcr. fllckest f
sll in leavecing Mreneth. Lalitt Lul'.ti Stctet
Ceeernmtnt food Jitport.
Kotal Bakiks rowDEB Co.. 0fi tVaH St tt. Y.
Also all kinds of repair
ing done on fur goods
1605 Second Avenue,
Gloves and Furs
Aade to Order.
And Floor Paints,
1610 Third avenue.
All previous records. This seasons'
business the largest of any.
Just think of it.
To Rock Island People:
We will, during next
week, make a 10 per
cent discount on all
cash purchases, which
assures you of bar
gains offered no place
in GASOLINE and
Come to Daven
port, to the BIG fur
niture store for bar
gains. Davenport Mtore
& Carpet Co.,
324, 326, 328 ferady St.,
All broken lots of men's salts go
at the same price.
Gentlemen, Pick up the Pieces.
Lots of Men's Summer Suits,
in fact up to $15, marked down
The prices seem ridiculoi s, but it's so. A
in our window will convince you.
On Tap everywhere.
Only Union labor employed.
The Rock Island Brewing Company, success
ors to George Wagner's Atlantic Brewery, I.
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
partment in the country. The product is the
very best. Beer is bottled at the brewery and
delivered to any part of the tri-cities, and may
be ordered direct from the head offices on Mo
line avenue by Telephone.
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. ZIMMER;
Star Block, opposite Harper House
The Prices Unmercifully.
worth $S, $
Call for Rock Island
Brewlnnr Co. Beer.