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vuii, ui, j-u. m. EOCK ISLASD, ILL. FHIDAY. AP&IL 9. 1E37. 1
I THE WORST IS FEARED NOW.
It Is Shocked at Soma Revtfa
tiona Now Balng Made.
boodlho xx heb high places,
tawetllae Hlanself BaUrehod by the Teetl-
ray-nm was HIM la Oh Deal,
' H la AHace Han hu-bnnl
lastsasaa of Bilhass im ik. r .-l.l.i-.-
The Story of the Maa Wk Waa Tempte
sn mm rau.
Topeka, Kan., April . The special
CommitUe appointed by tha Populist
majority of tha state lewlslatnre to ln
veatlrate charges of bribery and corrap
tlpn noised about during the recent ses
aion of the state's law-makers got down
to business yesterday, and the very first
sitting of the committee developed
enough charges of bribery and wrong
doing to set political circles throughout
Kansas sgog. Henry Landls, warden
of the state penitentiary at Lansing, un-
nottled the first sensation when be
stated that he had been urged by a
member of the legislature to recommend
the purchase of additional coal lands
adjacent to the penitentiary p ropery,
though he was convinced that the state
had no use for such lands. Warden
Land In had been told that there would
be ' $.;5.(HiO In It."
Lewelllng Waa the Knowing Han.
When pressed for further particulars
Landls stated that he had had this con
versation with ex-Governor 1 D. Lew
elllng. He added, however, that Lew
elllng had not stated who was to bene
fit by the $25,000. whether the state or
others; and he also reminded the com
mittee that no bill for tho purchase of
surh lands had been Introduced. But
this was only mild as to the sensation
which followed when Representative
Metsler, of Sheridan county, testified
that he had been offered $150 to vote
against the Hackney amendment to the
railroad bill. This amendment, had It
become a law, would have established a
maximum freight law In Kansas. MeU
Icr named D. J. Hanna. of Graham
county, as the man who had approached
DevelopnMata Grew Won aad Won.
Tha climax came when Representative
Clark, of Thomas county, dragged the
nam cf a brother law-maker Into the
mesa. Ha testified that ha had been ap
proached by Representative Frank
Smith, of Sherman county, and offered
$250 to oppose tha Hackney amendment.
Ho Informed his tempter that ha was
not In tha legislature to do that sort of
business, but later ha promised "to keep
tho matter quiet." A few days after ha
bad promised another member ap
proached him with what he considered
a corrupt proposition relating to the
Beraaeel la Olva Away a rrlead.
Whan asked to name this second mem
ber Clark positively refused, stating that
tha man had been his friend, and that
he would not give the testimony desired.
Tha committee went Into executive ses
sion to consider this refusal to testify,
but no definite action waa agreed to as
a method of obtaining the desired In
formation. Several other witnesses tes
tified as to rumors which they had
beard, but there waa no other direct tes
timony. KENTUCKY POLITICIANS HOAXED.
oaaebody Enter M. M. nanus's Name a
a Hotel Register.
Frankfort, Ky., April 9. Some wag
wrote on the register of the leading ho
tel last night: "M. A. Hanna, Ohio."
There was a regular stampede In the ho-t-'l
lobby among the politicians who did
not catch "on to" the Joke, and the fur
ther fact that the supposed visitor was
assigned to "Parlor A." the well-known
headquarters of Senator Goebel, leader
of the Blackburn Democrats, added to
tha excitement. It Is now generally con
reded that only some such power as the
positive force that could be exercised
by the national chairman or the nation
al administration Itself can break the
The deadlock la more pronounced than
ever before, and the shrewd Blackburn
sits smiling In his headquarters, weH
satisfied with the way which he has
"played" Bradley, the gold Democrats,
Hunter Republicans, and every one con
cerned. The Impossibility of Hunter's
election Is now conceded by some of his
leaden, who have fought aa gallantly
as he against great odds and who are
growing desperate enough to resolve
against letting any other Re publican
take his place.
rsilUaa far Oarraacy Befsrsa.
Indianapolis, April 9. The executive
Committee of the Indianapolis monetary
reform convention has aaked further
aid of tha commercial organisations of
the country. Blank copies of a petition
are being sent out from this city to thj
secretaries of boards of trade and other
commercial organisations, and also to
tha senator and representatives, and
urges the necessity of reform In n
tlonal currency and banking legislation.
A letter accompanying this petition la
signed by H. H. Hanna. chairman.
finlSf H m-iliT s1 Baaailsi
Annapolis. Mi, April .President
McKlnley and party arrived here at I
o'clock yesterday afternoon on the Dol
phin, and were received with, a presl-
"mil mlufr tram f im-
Cat Off outer
Jackson, Bliss.. April 9 This city
lost all telegraphio connection with
ureeavuie last night. The wires
ran to Winona and hence to New
Orleans, Tin Jackson to Memphis.
The wires have so far withstood the
flood and their loss if now thought
to be sufficient to indicate that raia
storms visited the delta last night.
until communication is established
the flooded district cannot be heard
Jackson, Miss., April 9 At 10:30
telegraphio communication with
Greenville, Miss., was lost. The city
has for days been seriously threat
ened by the Mississippi river floods.
startling rumors are current.
New Orleans, April 4. The river
here passed the 18-foot . mark, the
highest previous record being 17.9
in 1893. It is now 18.2. Engineers
expected 18. Upon the arrival of the
nooa wave mat is suu enroute the
city engineer predicts it will eo
foot higher, and the levee board has
secured the oonsent to the blockade
of many streets leading to the levee.
Low places will be raised at once, for
the time is short.
Melette, S. IX, April 9. The sur.
rounding country is flooded, and
railroads are washed out, there hav
ing been no mails for two weeks.
The James river is seven feet higher
man ever Deiore, being a mile wide,
Large numbers of live stock have
perished. All farm dwellings on the
river Doiiom are swept away.
The Globs Savings Bank Shortage.
Chicago, April 9 C. E. Charchill,
cashier oi the suspended Globe sav
ings bank, for whom a warrant
charging him with embezzlement
was issued yesterday, surrendered
himself today and gave bonds. Pres
ident C. W. Spalding and Vice-President
A. D. Verill, for whom war
rants are also out, have not yet put
in an appearance. ueveioDments of
today show a far greater amount of
the university of Illinois1 funds is
involved in the suspension than was
supposed. Tiro years ago the state
legislature appropriated 423,000 to
meet the university expenses. Spald
ing drew out the entire sum from
the treasury. As admitted by the
members of the university board,
thus now only $400,000 worth of
school bonds are missing, but 9423,-
000 In cash is tied up.
Springfield, April 9. In the house
the bill to establish a state board of
school book commissioners and pro
vide for a uniform course of text
books, and fix the prices, was ad
vanced to the second reading.
ihe entire morning was devoted
to consideration of the appropriation
diiis. ah on the calendar on second
reading were advanced to third read
ing. In the senate Lundin intro
duced a bill repealing the libel law.
which was read lor the first time.
and was made a special order on
second reading for Tuesday morn
Bryaa SUM 8a gating.
Jacksonville. Fla.. April 9 Wil.
liam J. Bryan passed through the
city this morning on his way to Tal-
lanassie, where he will speak this af
ternoon. He seems to be Buffering
considerably from the effects of the
accident at St. Augustine last night.
out nis vigorous physique enabled
him to keep np. A slight discolora
tion was seen about the left eye, and
his lace was pale. Tinges of pain
were seen to sweep occasionally
across his face. His limbs are ban
daged in several places where he was
ms la Ohio.
Waoakatoneta. Ohio. Anril 9
The ground is covered with five
inches of snow, and still it is snow
ing. The frmt crop will be badly
damaged because the trees are bud
ding and it is turning colder.
Capture of a Six-Fold Murderer.
Coultervllle. Cal., April 9. The local
authorities believe that they have cap
tured the murderer Dunham. who
killed his wife, his fa.ther.tn.loo
four others, at Santa Clara. When ar
rested tne prisoner bad in his possession
a larsre knife. When satrap hi.
he at first stated that he did not know
wnat nis name was, but afterwards
said it waa David.
Should Haag This Miscreaat Quickly.
Paxton, Ills., April 9. Four Jurors
were obtained yesterday In the trial of
Frederick Hartman, indicted for the
murder of Mrs. Gedde, wife of a farm
laborer, near Sibly. Dec 2. Mrs. Gedds
was strangled to death suspended by a
rope to a door knob. It Is believed that
Hartman also murdered a woman neat
Melvln and one near Danforth.
Tu Ooll toes Hi
Tha taxes for 1896 are now due
and payable at the law office of
O. E. Cramer, 1712 Second avenue.
Brine last year's tax receipts
and avoid delay la searching for de
scriptions. Hurar Krosqm,
Way e IS.
Arthur I would marry that girl bat
for one thing;
ChesterAfraid to pop the question!
Arthur No. Afraid to question the
nop. Brooklyn Liu, v
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FIRE CRIES HAVOC
And Sweeps with Destruction a
DEATH ALSO EIDES TEE FLAKES.
Four Mem Kaowa To Be Last aad One
Unit Vmtm Death, with Prabably Mora
to Add ta tha List Property Worth
SL, 500,000 la Ashes, IaclnUag tha Heart
of tha Tows-Feu folly Narrow Escape
of a Woaaaa and Her Babe Explosion
Injures a X umber of People.
Knoxvllle, Tenn., April 9. Never In
the history of Knoxvllle has the city
Buffered such a loss by lire as It did
yesterday. The very heart of the city,
including some of the largest whole
sale and retail business houses in the
south, was destroyed. The loss is
variously estimated at from $1,000,000 to
11,500.000. with about 60 per cent, of
insurance. The loss of life is very un
certain, as the register of the hotel
in which fifty-six people were sleeping
was burned. The proprietor of the hotel
says that he had five or six guests whi
have not put in an appearance. A. E.
Weeks, of Locke, N. Y., drummer for
a Rochester stamping company. Is
known to have perished in the flames.
R- W. Hopkins, a St. Louis drummer,
was last seen in the burning building in
a suffocating condition. W. H. Kep
hart, ex-secretary of the chamber of
commerce, saved the life of John Bogle,
an old farmer, by dragging htm to a
window and letting him out on the roof
of another building. Kephart jumped
one story and was Injured.
Womaa and Her Babe Rescued.
When the firemen thought all the in
mates of the hotel had escaped a wom
an with an infant in her arms rushed
to the rear window and screamed for
help. A net was quickly stretched and
the woman asked to drop the child out,
but as the smoke almost choked her she
told them that if one had to die, both
would die. The woman was finally
rescued by the firemen. From the ho
tel building, which is five stories, the
fire spread east and west, and a stiff
wind made the flames very ugly and
the fire department was inadequate.
In the whoelsale hardware house of W.
W. Woodruff & Co. a large dynamite
explosion occurred, and scores of peo
ple were hurt by flying brick and glass.
Fought the Fire with a Cannon.
It became necessary at last to have
the walls of one building blown down
by cannon to stop the mad career of the
fire. A mountain howitzer of the Knox
vlllo legion was called into play and a
load of canister did the work, at tha
sametlme tearing up some residences
in a "different part of the city. The
city authorities, realizing that the flr
department was unable to conquer the
flames, telegraphed to Chattanooga for
assistance.. An engine was placed
aboard a flat car and started the run
of 111 miles which was made by En
gineer Robertson In 109 minutes, break
ing the record. When the engine ar
rived here the fire was about under
control, yet the Chattanooga boys did
some good work.
MAX FAIXS DEAD OH TRK STKKET.
Fright Kills Him Force a Work Search
ing tha Balna for Bodies.
Altogether twenty-seven firms were
burned out. Including the hotel. A cab
inetmaker named P. C Dyer fell dead
on the street from fright. A man named
Robinson from Pulaski, Term, Is sup
posed to be another victim. He was
registered in the hotel and has not
shown up. A large force of men Is at
work clearing away the debris and
searching for the bodies. The street car
lines are completely tied up and all the
electric companies have suffered. One
Knoxvllle architect has received orders
for plans for eleven buildings to take
the places of the ones burned. AH the
buildings are to be replaced at once. It
ia more than probable that J. C. M. Bo
gle, the old gentleman hurt in the hotel,
will die. He Inhaled flames and can
neither speak nor swallow.
The last man to leave the burning ho
tel says that he Is positive that five or
six persons were burned. He ran over
three or four men in the hallways who
were suffocated. J. M. Dean, of Kansas
City, who jumped from the burning
building, tells a thrilling story of his es
cape. He started out with only a night
shirt on, and had that torn off before he
reached the street. His room mate, W.
A. Tabor, was more fortunate, having
saved two shirts. The T. P. A. members
of the local post took care of all the
drummers, buying' some suits out and
out. W. H. Mitchell, of Abingdon, Va.,
jumped from the burning building to the
TJ. I. Johnson, a railroad baggagemas
ter, came down from the fifth floor hand
over hand on the water pipes before the
fire engines arrived. Only one of the
guests saved any of his effects.
The list of dead and injured so far
reported Is as follows: Dead A. E.
Weeks, Locke, N. T.; R. W. Hoqktns,
St. Louis; Robinson, Pulaski, Tenn.;
S. E. Williams, Springfield. Mass. In
jured J. C M. Bogle, Tennessee, burned
and will die; D. M. Dean, Indianapolis,
ankle sprained; Tern 8. Peck, Morris
town, Tenn., ankle cut and sprained:
Lieutenant Hood, Knoxvllle police, cut
on face and head by glass from explo
sion; Claude Harris, Knoxvllle, cut in a
dozen places; Policeman Asquith,
burned and cut by flying glass; Police
man Duncan, badly burned; Fire Chief
Mcintosh, bruised from fall; W. H.
Kephart, Knoxvllle, internally hurt.
The total amount subscribed to the
India famine fund in Great Britain is
not legs than 787.600 (S3.937.500).
Te Cure a Gold tat One Day.
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GREATEST OF AIL CLOTHIERS.
Don't throw your money away. You can buy a suit of fine,
all-wool Clothing, made first-class, for $7.50. as good, if not
better, than other houses sell for $10 and $12. Compare
these poods and prices with the "fake sales" in Rock Island.
No humbug here. We are the people who knocked high
House in this
i me m com
tinues at tlie Great Slaughter Sale
Of Stet fen's Entire Retail Dry Goods Stock.
Ktnrvn Jw? tte T,ue9Jre offering that causes the mwu to congregate here from day to day Thousands can testify to the bargains we are offer! ns NO HALT-HEARTED. WKAtr
rVr.,Yi ,Tr. ?.clem5 eweep from one end of the stock to the other. Its a sale, the like of which Iowa eertainlv
Receive the same low price
treatment, take your pick, they
are all money savers.
20 pieces Taffeta Silks in
pin stripes and checks,
worth up to 90c. Slauirh.
ter Price 7..
One lot 28 and SO-inch
heavy wash silks, full line
of colors, sold at 75c, un
til all sold
25 pieces heavy Crystal
Silk, in evening shades.
former price 9 Oo aad $1.
One lot 20-inch Lining
Silks, all colors, sold at
40o. Slaughter Price
High Class Black Goods.
48-inch Imported Silk Warp
Henrietta, 26 twill, ex
cellent quality, rich black
regular value 11.75, Price
to close 980
46-inch rich black draped,
etc.. 36 twill, regular $2
value, until all sold, yd.fl.19
20 pieces, rich Black Nov
elties, new designs, worth
65c your choice to close. 33 j
An Unds and styles at slaughter
Oaie lot ladles' Mackintoshes, sold
MHtaa st.w. siaas-nter price tS 87
One lot ladies' MaoHatabbee.
wortB.es. price sow f3BB
One lot ladies' and misses' Gossa- '
Biers, sold ap to H.SH, slaughter
SOdozeaBoyal Hose Supporters.
ladles' and aiisaea'. former price
10 and Sc. price sow to close..
The enormous stock to be
turned into cash necessitates a
merciless slaughter in this de
partment DO TOC Bit THESE FIGURE?
Fall line fancy trimmed
Mohairs, 40 inches wide,
regular value, 50c, to
close, per yard 19c
20 pieces 38-inch all wool
Serges, 60 and 60c quali
ties, price now 29e
One lot 40-inch all wool
French Novelties, good
70c values, price now,
until all sold 43o
40-inch, colored wool Cre
pons, sold at f 1, to close
at once 49c
20 pieces black, all wool
Serges and Henriettas,
regular values, 40c,
laughter price 25c
One lot of Misses' Kid Gloves, dark
"noi, grays, tans ana Drowns,
sold up to 50a. slaughter price
only ' :
Lsdies' tl Kid Gloves, black and
vwwi. ir. . ......
Ladies' 1.2S and SI.35 Kid Gloves,
black and rnr .. ..
XV tu OkOTCS. Discs suu
ooiora, worth up to f i.s, i or cx.iy
Great Remnant Sale.
Thousands msv share the most de
cided Semaaat Barvaios ever offered.
The accumulation of remnanta from
our last week's trade is enormous, and
we bow offer the entire lot at ball and
lew than half usual remnant prices.
Remuaota of Dress Goods, eemnanta
of Silk, Remdanta of Domestics. Table
Lineaa. Wash Goods, etc., all kinds of
Remnaata. The entire lot f o at away-dowaprieea
Black Silk Laces.
Entire stock of black lace
netting, all-over laces, floune-
ings, etc, at about one-fourth
their real value.
All-over laces, netting land
flouncings, worth np to
91.50, to close only 59o
One lot, worth up to $3 50,
price bow 98c
One lot worth up to t-25,
slaughter price 91.49
One lot of very elegant
black lace netting with
colored designs, worth
up to 97 a yard, choice of
lot to close 92.98
The same low priees continue
with new bargains added each
and every day, .until the entire
stock is closed out. Too many
to quote prices. Come and take
them away at almost any price.
Poetttoely at lowest nrlces ever
fered WE CAN SAVE YOU HALF.
Three hundred newlv trimmed hats.
fresh from the work room. Too but
aorta to particularize. They will all go
at half and leas their real value.
Sdozea black fanev whurs, cock
learners, sola at a ana we, nutu
ell sold 18H0
One lot faaey milttnery ribbons.
wane up to zoo, eteugnter pnoe ve
One lot trimmed hats, worth np to
Stao. slaughter price 1 .49
' Outintr Flannels.
iMJOS yards good and 7e Outing
risunei, aiaugnter price we
One lot very Sue wool filled Out
ings, worth 2io, price bow IBs
S pteeea extra
Bilk, plain ani
no. slaughter price
and printed, sold at
About 600 Shawla to be given
away at one-half or one-quarter
One lot heavy black Cash,
mere Shawla, all wool,
high class goods, worth
up to 910 and 912. to sell
at once 3.98
One lot of light Cashmere
Shawls, all wool. Bold np
to 94.50. slaughter twice 98o
One lot of dark Wool
Shawls, worth up to 97,
choioe of lot to close. . .92.98
About 60 Terr fine Crochet
Shawls will be given away at
S pieeea colored Bi!k Veiling, sold
s sn on, aiaugnter pnoe,
per yard 7o
25 and 40o black aad colored Silk
veilings, now 19c
SO dozen ladles' Haadkerenlers.
hemstitched, printed borders,
slaughter sale price Se
Ladies B. 10 aad 12s Handker
chief a, bow as
Ladies' embroidered hemstitched
uauaaerenlefs, worth 18 aad Wo
IS dozen children l Bilk Japanese
sold at 10 sod lfe, pries bow.. Be
A beautiful Una of ladlas' fla ass.
broidered pure lines Haodkerehiefe,
worth from ZScod to SI. so. the aatira
line goes a altugatored priees.
Comforts and Blankets.
Theaeasoalapaat,bM the priees wffl
One lot Comforts, to eloae. at.... 87e
Eatire tree i vomrorta, for ewe
Entire liae il .2S Comforts, for A
Entire line 12.10 Comforts, for ....11.60
Entire Use K and BS Comforts.
Wash Dress Goods.
60 pieces light printed
Dnckings, worth 15c, aad
18o, slaughter prioe.... 7o
25 pieces light Docking,
stripes and small figures,
worth ap to 26c, slaugh
ter price 12Jc
One lot dark printed wash
" fabrics, pongees,crepons,
to., worth np to 18o,
prioe to close, per yard. 6e
Entire stock of colored em
broideries, np to 10 in.
wide, black and red. red
and white, etc.. worth
15c, 20c. 25c aad 35c, all
at one prioe to close....
One lot narrow colored em
broideries, worth np to 6
and 7, to close, per yard
Yon may think the printer makee
mistake when jon aee these figures:
Over 100 dozen pairs of Ladies'
Faacr Lisle aad Cotton Hose la
every Imaginable style estreme
lv floe goods, sold at c, e and
Sl.ourDrioa for a alasa aweea
of toe whole lot 10e
A Bother lot of Ladies' Faacr Usle
aad Cotton Hose, sold up to toe.
to seu at oaee, per pair
Misses' aad Cnildrena' Black
Cot toe Hosiery atalaagbter sale prices.
Two eases soft finished
Bleached Maslia. yard
wide, unto all Bold .... 40
60 pieces good staple Check
Gingham, blue aad
browa, until all sold, yd 8e
6.000 yards full 8taadard
Prints, as long as they
last, par yard 3c
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