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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
VOL. XLm. NO 272.
BOCK I8LABD, ILL., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5. 1895.
FBIG2 TIIBS3 GT3T3.
IOWA IS STANCH.
New Battleship Can Stand Al
HIMAEKAELE EESTJLT OF A TEST
Jiiti-iKlrd to Show the KflTrrt of Heavy Ord
nance on the VeM-I' Armor and Alao Her
Irnmr MivIU tired with Tremendoiu
l on e show That She Can Stand Me
lon) the Must CftY-ctlva Modern Gnuj
Without Sertoli Injury.
Wamiinctos, Sept. 5. The new battlo
lilp Iowa will withstand tho projectile
of tho best twelve-Inch run afloat. Thut
was tho conclusion dniwn from ono of the
most important tenta ever intuit-ut the gov
ernment proving ground at Indian Head
Since the equipment of modern buttlcships
with heavy armor there lnu been In naval
quarter a question oh to whether
the framework of ships so armored cou'. l
Till BATTLESHIP IOWA.
n'sist tin) crushing force of n blow from
one of tlip li suns, even though the ar
mor lts' lf was cnpalilu of keeping the pro-j'-i-tili'
out. Hitherto nil tests of armor
h.-ive hi-4'ii made aninst nn unyielding
wo-Men Imtt. Y'sterd;iy the Unitoil States,
for the first timoFinee the use of miKlern
.-iiiis ami liiiMlerti nrrnor, Ix'g.tu rxpori.
iii-nU to determine the ncttuU strain and
Injury to which a battleship would be sub
jected if struck by a projectile.
Fixed I p a Section of llir Mi I p.
For thut purpose n side nmior-plate
of the battleship Iowa, now building at
the Cramp yards in Philadelphia, was
lilted up on nn actual reproduction of a
wet ion of the ship. It consisted of the in
ner and outer bottoms of Hve-ciRlitlis-iiich
steel, forming compartments with lateral
Ktis-1 bulklieiuLs fuiir feet upnrt. Outside
the outer bottom was the skin of flvo
elfihths inch stud and lH'twecn this and
tlio fourtifii-lnch armor -plato were ten
Inches of solid oak backing. Alxwo was
the protective divk and below tho main
hi k, the whole Ileitis backed alHive and
lielow by oak of the estimated strength of
the main decks. The plate itself was It:
feet by t, II inches thick at the top and
doping towanl the bottom to a tliicknesi
uf seven inches.
Kerrrtnry IlertM-rt Wltnesse. the Tent.
The Importance of the test was such that
Fecn-tiiry HerlM-rt Jilms"'.f went down the
river to witness it, and there were more
than the usual number of officers from the
ordnance and construction bun-aus. The
Hhois were flrel at -'.'o ynrds.it rijrht anli3
t t he plate, to secure the normal impact.
The first was n iioo-lh. I'ariienter projectile
liniii a tt n-im h mm, driven by 110 hiiuh1
of Dupont's brown )irlsmatiu powder. It
I triii k the plate with n Velocity of 1,485
lift per second, or with an energy of 711,
(Mifoot M.iimls. Theprojit-file was driven
into the plate alxmt six inches, and not n
single liijiiry to the backing v;is discovered
aft r a i an f ill examination, save the loos
en in of seven lmlts eoniiivtiug the pn
tecti'iii deck with the armor. Thin was
Hot considered serious.
.ve It B Mill Sevrrrr Teit.
The second shot was also from a 10 inch
pin, but the clmrne was increased to HiC
Hunds, which increased the Velocity to
I.ni'iJ fift per Kecond. so that it struck with
un energy of (ul.tfio foot pounds. This
shot also sM-nt itself on the plate without
cr. iitintf u sin of a craek, or injury, or
l minion the fraiiiework. Then- was not
n foulm In the plab or frame ttf the vessel.
A sinule lii-lt, however, was driven out.
Having thus tested the 1 1 Indi plate it
was divided to test the frame work to n
litill seven-r test and an S-Vi-pouiidWhoclcr
Mcrlln shell, driven by -Kin Miunds of
iHiwder, was 11 red at it from a 12 inch
Him. The projectile struck with a veloc
ity of l.Moo. or an ener.'V of I.."i:i0.0O(l foot
pounds. This shot should. iierorJlti( to
tin1 most estimates, nave penetrated a 10
inch Hnrvcyized jilate.
Ikcniilt Coiisidereil Itenmrkuhle.
Althouuh it cracked the plate, which
was aln-iuly weaked by the two previous
shots, and penetrated to the wood hacking,
it did not Kct through the l.w klnir. Tin
tiormous recoil of the plate-, however,
pulled it out from the wood nlKiut three
fourths of an inch. It also st ruck close to
a Is lt and sent It with tremendous force
across the compartment against the Inner
iHittom, which was lmlsed, but not penu-
tratiil. The outer bottom was sliiihtly
Imlfrcd. also, and the bulkhead where the
shot struck buckled. On the whole, the
ri-snlt of the test with the plate and frame
work was considered remarkable. Tho re
distance of tho framework really aston
ish, ! Secretary HcrK-rt, who was greatly
r. Joicitl at the result.
NEARLY $3,000,000 INCREASE.
l'ublic Urbt Is M,sl.-i.4l Mora Than It
Was Aug. 1,
Washington, s i.t. 5-The monthly re
capitulation of the national debt shows
the following figures: Interest-bearing
debt. tTT.atW.10; debt on which Interest
bits cvased since maturity $l,iHio,ST0; debt
Ix'oring no interest, I'lT.wrt.i; total (1
100,rt3,47U. The increase of the debt dur
ing the month of August just eiu'.-jd was
r.'.S15,418. There un also certificates and
treasury notes outstandinir. offset bv an
equal amount of c.sh in the treasury!
amounting to Jt0i.3M,t'l.
The cash feu tho treasury is classified as
follows: tiolil, ttW.410.U9t; silver, rill.
447,341: paper, flSO.iM. 34; bonds, disburs-
inn olllecrs balances, etc., f lo.SlT.53s;
total, t-i.1,ufi0,343. Against which there
are demand liabilities amounting to f'4-..
K!i,lMi. leaving a cash balance of f IM.uai,.
1M. The decrwusc in the cash for tho
month was ri.110,374.
M. Louis Ksoition Upra.
F. Lol ls. Spt. 5. The twelfth annual
Interstate exposition opened in this city
last evening under favorable auspices. Tho
governor and Mayor AValbridgu made a
few appnpriate remarks, and then Ssjusa,
whose band of fifty pieces has been situred
for the season, began his first concert. The
exhibit this year arc very fjue. .
FRAKER'S FRIENDS WERE FAITHFUL.
One ofThem Itf-fitse Imtnnnlty anl18,00O
to Give the Itortor Away.
ST. Locis, Sept. 5. J. ri. Hockley, one
of the best-known liquor drummers' in
tha United States, whose territory extends
from ocean to ocean and from the lukes to
tho Rtlif, whose business address is Louis
ville, Ky., and whose residence is Mober
ly. Mo., is the man who outstripped tho
best detective talent in the country in
"turning up" the big lif- insurance swin
dler. Dr. George Y. Frakcr. Hockley
was In St. Ixmis yestertlay. In spcuktng
of the case he said : "Ono of the most iia
portunt witne-si-s is dead. He was
drowned in Kansas on Auk. 1J, the day
after the insurance companies paid the
money over to J. K. Lincoln, for the Fra
ker estate under tho order of the court,
unci the other one is now in jail at Spring
cr, X. M., awaiting trial for burglary.
"The first man was drowned under the
name of I'hiliips. I have excellent rea
sons for believing, however, that this va..
an alius, and that his real name was Jim
Triplett. Triplctt, Georire Harry, who is
now in a New Mexico jail charged with
burglary, and an old negro who has si act
died, were with Fraker when he was sup-posi-d
to have been drowned. That is all I
will say about the matter at present."
"Hadn't the insurance companies been
aftiT Harry und Triplett?" he was asked.
"Of course they had. but they could get
nothing from them. I know positively thut
Mr. Herrick, attorney for the Kansas Mu
tual, not so long ago offennl to lay tlitJAK
in Harry's lap and guaranty him immun
ity if he would tell him Fraker's wherea
CONCLUDED TO TRAVEL INCOG.
HllppisMMt Iowa Woiii.iu Who Cie a l-'als
Name When She l ulls On" a Train.
IJ.VTAVI A, X. Y., Sept. 5. When the
Knight Templars' excursion train from
the west was near Ifcttuviu a lady passen
ger left her seat Ix'sidc a little girl and
Went upon the platform of tho car. The
Woman was seen to f ill oft the train, and
when found she was considerably bruised.
She gave her mime as Mrs. Metealf, after
some hesitation. Chief of I'oliee Sanfonl,
of this villuge, has n-ccived a letter from
IS. Wileoxen, of Seneca Fulls, asking for
any information which ho could give con
cerninir Mrs. Metealf.
Mr. Wileoxen, who is . president of the
Seneca Falls Savings bank, fears that the
alleged Mrs. Metealf is Mrs. George Kir
li it. of Storm ltikc, lit. Mrs. Ivirlln. the
letter states, left home on the Knight
Templars excursion for Itoston with her
little girl Mildred. It w;ls her intention
to stop at Seneca Falls on a visit. Mr.
Wileoxen has received letters every day
from Mr. Kirliu. of Storm Lake, ail
dressed to his wife, in his care, but noth
ing has been heard of her. It is lx-lii'Vcrt
that Mrs. Kirlin gave un assumed name
with the hope that by so doing her friunds
und relatives would not lie alarmed.
Wild Morui 111 Tennessee.
Xasiivh.LI:, Tenn., Sept. .". Tho storm
which vlsibil Huntingdon was tho se
verest In Its history, liscourso was north
west, and It was uccompuiiitsl by torrents
of rain. The Nashville, Chattuuoogii and
St. IjoiiIs railway Station was completely
wrecked, with the exception of the tele
graph office, in which several persons were
seated. The debris from tho freight de
partment fell in such u shape as to protect
It. The roof was blown from the main
Southern Normal university building. Ou
the public square tho lurge brick store
houses occupied by W. H. Carter, grocer;
Head & Sons, dry goods; Kurman 6c Lus
ky, dry goods, and Scott & Howies, cloth
ing, were unroofed and their stocks dam
aged. Other damage was done.
Strike Likely To lie Settled.
Cleveland, Sept. 5. President Eden
born, of tho ConsollduNxl Wiro and Steel
company, met a committee of the strikers
Bt the Iluackos Wire S'uil works. He in
formed tho committee thut he would do all
in his power todonwny with the differ
onces lietweeii them. The inuin Ciiuse of
the trouble seems to have liccn misin
formation given the president as to the
wages paid in the Cleveland mill of the
Consolidated company, and nn immediate
und satisfactory settlement of the strike is
I'nt Him In Juil for "1'rotei tlonl"
Asiikvii.LE, X C, Sept. 5. At lOo'clock
ot night a mob of 15J or more negroes and
whites went to the house of Klder Tanner,
colored, to run him out of town. About
fifteen shots were disclmrg.il, two or three
of the rioters were shot, and ulso one wom
an living In the neighborhood. Tanner
escajied Injury. I'olieomen llnally inter
fered und broke up the riot. Tanner and
some of his supiorters were brought to the
city jail for protection. Several of the
rioters have been arrested.
Death of Judge O. Strong.
BLt'E H.vimih, Km., Sept. 5. Judge
James G. Strong, formerly well known in
political and railroad cireh-s, died here yes
terday. He was born in Boone county,
Ind.; located in Uwight, Ills., in ls-V.i, and
wits later sent to the Illinois senate. In
l!70 he introduced the first bill for the ap
pointment of a board of railroad commis
sinners to rvgulutc fares und freight
charges. He was a prominent Mason
His remains will be taken to Morris, Ills,
Scientists Elect Officers.
Springfield, Mass., Sept. 5. Tho Amer
ican Association for the Advancement of
Science has unanimously voted to meet
next year at Buffalo, beginning Aug. 24th
and continuing one week. These officers
were chosen: President, Edward C. Cope,
of rhiludclphia; permanent secretary, F.
W. I'm num. of Cambridge, Mass.; general
secretary, Charles s. Barnes, of Madison,
Wis. ; secretary of tho council, Asaph Uoll
Jr., of Ann Arbor, Mich.
Hawaiian Filihustera at Chirao.
Chicago, Sept. 6 Fred W. Job, Ha
waiian consul to Chicago, has discovered
an organization of filibusters said to be
400 strong, in this city, which has for its
purpose the restoration of Queen Liliuo
k.tlani ut'ic throne of Hawaii.
IIa Keen Duly Lynched by this Time.
ST. Lolls, Sept. 5. John Wesley, tho
negro who assaulted Mrs. Rosalie Mar
mion at Manchester last Friilay night, has
bevn captured and is now in jail at Clay
ton. He baa made a full ooufuMiou of his
Accident at the Illinois
State Fair Grounds.
TWO KILLED, ONE FATALLY HUET.
Four Others Badly Iujured, and Another
Fall on Ida Head In a Mortar-Bed and Is
Only Bruised Tower on Machinery Hall
Collapses Five Men Caught by Ejicapin
Ciai at I'roviilenre, It. I, and Instantly
SI'Kingfield, Ills., Sept. 5. A horrible
accident occurred at the state fair grounds
yesterday afternoon. The west tower on
tho great machinery hall, which is now
being roofed, collapsed and fell in, bury
ing several men beneath the ruins.
Charles Hobson, a plumber, of Lincoln,
Neb., who was at work -on the ground
floor, was killed. He was covered with
several tons of brick and morter. The
injured are: Fred Reed, carpenter, badly
mashed; X. Williumson, carpenter, both
ankles broken; Samuel Davenport, of
Chicago, . boss carpenter, badly injured
about the back; John Gethard, carpenter,
gash cut in his head; Charles Brownell,
aged 13, water carrier, both legs and both
arms broken badly burned by mortar and
fearfully lncurutcd, will die; James
Clancy, a slater, fell from the roof into a
mortar bed and struck on his head, but
escaped with a few bruises.
Caused by the Hard Rnln.
Neither building nor tower was braced,
but whether this caused the accident Is
not known. It is the general opinion that
the hard rain lixsened the mortar which
had not time to dry, work having been
rushed on the building in order to have it
mmpleted In time for the fair, and that
this caused the accident. Old brickmasons
nay there Is some danger of tho oast tower
of the building falling also. The James
"West water company, of Columbus, O., has
the contract for the building. 1 he loss
will amount to several thousand dollars.
A temiKirary roof will lie put on where the
new one was torn off by falling debris, so
tho building can le used for the fair.
Later. It has hwn learned that an
other must be added to tlio death list.
James l'arke, of Mils city, a plumber, was
ulso burled in the debris und killed. lie
had been married only about two weeks.
DEADLY OAS STANDS GfARD.
While the Oorse of Five Men Lie for
If oun Where They Died.
l'HovniKXCE, R. I., Sept. 5. Five em
ployes of the Providence Gas company
went to their death in the cellar of tho
West field street gas holder, asphyxfutod
by gas. The names of the dead -arc: James
Cotton. John Riley, John McMunus, Law.
reniv Kearns and John Malice. The nei-i-dent
was n pivuluir one. For several duys
leaking gas had been detected iu the hold
er and the company sent six men and a
foreman to repair the 1-ak. which proved
to come from a defective valve. The men
had just returned from dinner, and going
down the wooden stairs, which led from
the entrance of the holder to the celler be
low, N'gan to work on the broken valve.
They disconnected It and tied a cloth
bag about the largo main extending in
from the street, when the hag gave way
and an immense volume of gas rushed out.
In los time than it takes to tell it all
were overcome, with the exception of one
who managed to grope up the stairs where
the fresh air enabled htm to recover suf
ficiently to reach the street. Immediately
after it became known thut tho men were
theru nnd unable to get out willing hands
attempted to go to the rescue, but nothing
could le done whllo thp escaping gas
rushed up the stairs. Foreman Allen did
all he could, but there was no cut off in
the strict ond be know not what way to
The police wero quickly on tho spot and
roped off Wcstflcld street, and Medical
Examiner Palmer stood in tho doorway to
prevent anylmdy from going down the
stairs. At the foot of the stairs lay one of
the men, who hud almost reached the bot
tom stair when he was overcome und sank
back. A look of anguish was on his
countenance. Soon ufter 3 o'chx-k rtic
gas company sent a gang of men to dig
up the street to get at the main shut-off
further along, it being understood that
no other means of shutting off the g;i?
could le attained und even then it meuut
two hours' work.
Foreman Allen took a hand in the ex
cavation, nnd was overcome before tho
digging hnd proceeded far. He was taken
to the Rhode Island hospital in the ambu
lance, which arrived a short time before.
His life Is despaired of. Jason illackmar,
who lives opMisite, turned his house und
yard into a hospital of mvd. and stood in
readiness to aid the authorities in any way
Downed Its Opponents.
Giiand RAl'iiis, Mich.. Sept. 5. Tho
American Book company won a decisive
victory iu the annual school election here.
Kight of the retiring members of the school
board voted for a change in the geographies
used from the "trust" to an outside con
cern, and of these only three survived tho
fightj The members who voted for no
chunge in text books were all re-elected
with little opposition.
li'SScst Boat on the Lakes.
Cleveland, Sept. 5. The Cleveland
Shipbuilding company has taken a con
tract to construct for the Zenith Transit
company, of Duluth, a steel steamer which
will be larger than any boat ever launched
on the lakes. It will be 4AI f.-et in length,
43 feet beam, and feet depth of hold.
will cost tJtio.UUO, and is to be iinished next
Tire President at Home Again.
BloomingTOX, Ills., Sept. 5. Vice Pro
ident Stevenson, Mrs. Stevenson and
Misses Julia and Letitia arrived from
Alaska lost evening. They wili remain at
heme the remainder of the autumn.
She Rained Uer Health at SchooL
Sad. but needless. With proper
! rare and the use of .oa-rbora. at
I needed periods, her splendid intel
; lect might now be supported by per
. feet physical powers and graces,
j Sold by T. II. Thomas and Marshall
C. G. Stivers, of Chicago, member of
Typographical union. No. 16, was re
elected chairman of the Illinois stato
board of labor, and George A. Schilling,
aLso of Chicago, was re-elected secretary.
Orderly Sergeant James M. Brooks, U.
S. A., retired, died at Fort Preble, Me.,
aged 82. He had served in the army for
sixty-one years and was tho lost survivor
of the 25,000 men who made up tho army
when he enlisted.
Mrs. Mary Alice Fleming, a young and
wealthy Xew York woman, has been ar
rested on the charge of murdering her
mother, Mrs. Kvelyn Bliss, by poison.
Mrs. Henry V ard Boccher. who has
just got back from a visit to Washington
state, has no use for tho new woman of
the Susan B. Anthony kind. In other
words Mrs. Boecher can't abido woman
suffragists. She says thut the woman
who attends to her home duties has her
work cut out forhcr without bothcrling
Miss Kate Conde, a belle of Anderson,
Ind., worth toO.OOO, has eloped with Lon
Reed, a prizefighter.
Six and seven-tenths inches of rain fell
at Indiannpolis in soventeen hours and
caused heavy loss in flooded basements,
Lord Salisbury has. in a speech in tho
house of lords, given tho Turk to under
stand that ho must submit to European
dictation as to the Armenians or there
will bo a partition of Turkey.
Tho state census of the inhabitants of
St. Paul has been finished, showing a pop
ulation of 142,292. Figures for Minneapo
lis have not yet been given out, but from
the eight wards already counted It appears
that the population is between lbO.ooo and
More indictments have lieen returned bv
the grand jury against Italian rioters nnd
saloonkcciicrs ut Spring Valley, Ills. It is
said that every saloonkeeper in Spring
Valley, Ladd, Seatonville, and Holloway
ville has been indicted.
A iKXl.WHI fire occurred in thn Evans-
vllle, Ind., wholesale district. The Hell
man flour mill and 100,000 bushels of wheat
were dest roved.
It is reported that tho Formosan woman
share equally with the men the dangers of
battle against the Japanese, who are fight
ing for possession of the island ceded tliiyu
There threatens to lie a split in the Cen
tral and Labor council of St. Soscph. Mo ,
as a result of the celebration of Iabor Day.
The trouble aroso over the employment of
a United States army band from Fort
Leavenworth for the parade
The Hill seminary at St. Paul, a Roman
Catholic school the gift of J. J. Hill, of
the Great Xortheru railway, was dedi
cated, Satolli being iu charge of tha cere
monies. It is said that the companies which paid
the Fraker insurance money will havu no
uilhculty in recovering it.
Cold Is Bead Slow.
Tin Teacher Sow, who can toll me
hiclj travels the Lyler heat or cold?
Jolituiio Ll'ight (promptly) Heat, (f
conrsa Anybody can catch cold. Oma
Drno-jrists 8av that thoir sales of
Hood's Sarsaparilla exceed those of
all others. There is no substitute
A cream of Uriar bakinc powder. Highest of
all in leavening ctroncth. Late at VniUi Stato
Oeternrntnt Food Beport.
Hotal Bkihb fowDEa Co.. KM Wall FU K.T
And Floor Paints,
1610 Third avenoe.
Tiffin flTn noons
Baths of all kinds, including
Turkish, plain, iampoo, elec
tric, electro-thermal, etc., may
b obtained at.4L Sanitarium
Bath Rooms, on the first floor of
the Harper House.
For Ladies From 9 a. m. to
12 m. on week days For Gen
tlemen From 2p. m. to 10 p.m.
ou week days On Sundays the
rooms will be open from 7 a. m.
to 11 a. m. for 6ntlemen only.
Electric and Electro-thermal
baths may be obtained at an;
time during business hours.
Gymnasium connected with bath
This is a great point to consider. It is not simply the prettiest
shades ycu want to select. You ought to be sure that they are
fast colors, and won't wash out or fade. We all know how mor
tifying it is to have a suit of clothes which has a different color
where the sun has struck it from the parts that are necessarily in
the shade. You can avoid this trouble by purchasing from us.
We satisfy ourselyes that the colors and shades are unfadable, and
we keep a. very large selection of them in the best materials that
are now imported from England and France.
Our Fall Line Has Arrived
And would be pleased to have you call and look them over.
Store, where prices
Are the Lowest,
New line of
Carpets and Rugs.
& Carpet Co.,
324. 326, 328 Brady St,
DA YEN POUT
Color and Shade in Clothing:
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
he ordered direct from the head offices on Mo
line avenue by Telephone.
See our New
And Latest Suits.
Our purpose in advertising b 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. ZTtHIER;
Star Block, opposite Harper House
Call for Rock Island
Brewing Co. Beer