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ROOK ISLAND ARGUi
VOL.XLV. CO. 148
BOCS ISLAUD, ILL., 7EDUE8DAY, APBIL 14 1837.
PXUC2 TMiii I -it i.
vwnnccQ- REMAIN KEACH HOME. I
PREPARED TO ROAST
Horrible Fate Arranged for a
PLACED ON BURNING TIES.
Angellfor Minister to
Other Late News of the Day
Buffalo. Anril 14 A Kan. P.
apeclel aaya that last night as ft
" waa leaving wOQnSOnDUrg,
traloman wara horrified to tea a man
lying on a pile ot burning tiea near
the track. The train waa atopped
and the trainmen rescued the man,
whoso clothea were in flmea and the
body badly burned. The man aaya
men who he waa tramping with
bound him and threw him on the fire
to get rid of him. He will not di
Attain m tfea OaattaJ.
WaahlncrlAB. Anril 11 Tk.
dent aent to the aenate the following
nomination: Jamea B. vAngell,
vi uicmgan, minister to Turkey;
George D. Melkelejohn. ot Nebraska,
assistant secretary of war.
The president sent to congress a
prompt na suitable
OrOTlBion for thai IlllnniUuMl..k
ation ot the United States at the
rans exposition of 1900. Shannon.
oi if ew rork. Introduced a bill to
amena the anti-trnst law an tt will
not Drsrent rallm. i.n. ......
menta proTided they shall, before
p s do invmuiea to
and approved by the Interstate
LMki Like a Horrible Crime.
Pasooga, R. I.. April 16 The
house of Edward Reynolds, at Oak.
land, waa burned this morning. It
la thought to be a case of murder
and arson. Mrs. Remolds' body
Wat mutilated and blobd stains were
foand in the bed. Reynolds, his 20-year-old
daughter and Martin Morey,
who boarded with the family, are
missing, and it is believed the bodies
are in the rains.
Pascoaga, R. I., April 14 Martin
hfowrey, who is missing from the
scene of the Reynolds tragedy, was
found hiding in a barn and arrested
on suspicion of being involved in the
The State aolo .
Springfield, April 14. Immedi
ately atter routine business the sen
ate went into committee of the
whole on the Humphrey railroad
bill, on second reading. The Chi
cago friends and opponents of the
bill were heard at length. The sen
ate then took a recess till 2 p. m.,
when othera will be heard. The
house passed the judicial apportion
ment bill, 81 to 69, the democrats
voting against it.
Dwabi Tragedy Over a Qaairek
Chicago, April 14 Matthla Dus
ter, aged 32, and his father-in-law,
John Fermiller, quarreled at break
fast this morning. Fermiller shot
and killed Duster and then killed
Mit Beeldow Dwd.
Rockford, April 14 Judge B. R.
Sheldon, formerly a member of the
stata supreme court, died today,
Weeklac Wwn' Boane lamlttloau
21 South Peoria street, Chicago,
III.. Jan. 11. 1896.
Oar Working Woman'a Home asso
ciation used Foley' Honey and Tar
aix yeara ago, and are using it to
day. It baa always been a favorite,
for while ita taate la not at all un
pleasant ita affects are very bene
ficial. It haa never yet disappointed
ua. Wishing yon all possible success.
sincerely youra, Laura O. Fixen,
business manager. Sold by II. F.
VIiewtayMaay at Indianapolis Honors
ai ureeweaailr and Terra Haute,
Indianapolis. April 14. On account of
mcv-K un me Pennsylvania rallroal
It VM nPMCMPff tA wn n . i .
w uoiwici imr rcrineins
of ex-Senator Voorheee t & Big Four
train, which arrive hr an hour after
me urn a-xniied. At 1 o'clock they
Wrra Liluced In the mtimrls nf ,h.
enpitol under a militia guard of honor.
governor Mount, the state officers, the
Judges of the supreme and appellate
courts, the federal officers an4 the city
un.cers nrsa niea by tne Coffin to view
th,s body and afterward came a crowd
of citl2Cftia rinnnih In alnolo ni. ...
n ... r - me wi, Trauu
side of the body. There waB a chant
oy cnoir ooys at the capitol after the
body arrived. The body was started to
Terre Haute at 3 o'clock.
At Oreencastle the funeral train was
received with a salute from the college
cannon, while the nniv.r.itv Mai,
were drawn up in l!ne aa a mark of
respect tne dead. Resolutions pre-
DArc4 i'v Prp,Mnt Ullin, A nkt.
Of DePauw, were conveyed to the fami
ly Dy frotpssor Bas.ett as the train
neared Greencastle. It was dark when
the funeral car reached Terre Haute,
but there was an Immense assemblage
of people. The casket was conveyed to
the Terre Haute House, for many yeais
the senator's home, where the body will
ne in state until tomorrow noon, the
burial to take hie
day. Ber Ires will be held at St.
pnens Episcopal church, of which
Senator Voorhees was long a member,
after which the Masonic fraternity will
have charge of the funeral ceremonies.
COLOSSAL C A SlTo FR ASC ALIT Y.
flanker Engineer Hiuuvlf into the Crip
r the Ln by a Swindle,
rittsburg. April 14. A collosal at
tempt at insurance swindling was un
earthed yesterday when C. Linwood
Woods, of C. I, Woods & Co., bankers.
was arrested In his ofllce in the Park
bUllJinsr. The Information was made
by C. F. Harner. chief or the rei'lainn
department of the Mutual Reserve Fund
association, ct New York, charging
WotS With nrocurlna- nollHrs with in.
teht to dt fraud. When Woods was con
fronted by the arresting officer he fell in
a aeaa ralnt. Upon recovering he ac
knowledged that he was "treed" ar.rt
was committed to Jail under S OflO hail
Later ha made a Written confession.
HIS mode of procedure was to insert
advertisements In the local racers for
old men to act as collectors. 'He would
ask the applicants for bond, but kindly
Waived the bond If the applicant would
sign an application for insurance on his
life. This was generally secured and
then Woods would get some Irresponsi
ble man to slirn a promissory note to the
Woods Sc. Co. banking firm filled out
with amounts rnnelnr from fin win to
115,000, so that the consideration for the
Insurance policy at death could be
claimed to be the debt established by
the note. In Woods" dewaSn-pro
sixty-five policies with himself as bene
ficiary aggregating $200,000.
At 10 oVloelr tMa mnrni.... at ha
a . .
oroaawsj rresoyterian church oc
curred the marriage of Miss Clarinda
Leoni McLay to Emory Rain Berry,
of GnleHburg. Rev. W. S. Marquis
officiated. The couple was attended
by Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Stoddard, of
Reynolds. Th hrida ii v.u v.n
tn social circles in Rock Island and
Reynolds, and has manv friend and
admirers, while the groom is a
prominent and popular Galesbnrg
uueiuess man. ine conpie leave to
day for the east, followed bv tt
hearty ecod wishes of hosts of
Paiiurs Celery Compound
It makes the weak strong.
We have it.
T. E. THOMAS,
1S30 Second A'a.
In an account of the third sub
scription reoital of the New England
conservatory at Boston, the Adver
tiser ci tbat city says: -Miss Paul
ine Woltmann, ot Rock Island, sang
the aria from Dinora' with dra
matic feeling. Both in the npper
and lower registers Miss Woltmann
developed rich, strong tone, and an
effective atage presence added not a
nine to her attractiveness." Miss
Woltmann graduates in June. In her
last examination she stood 1C0 per
cent, uaiy nve out or a class of 1C4
attempted the examination.
To Upen m Uea(a4 UBIoa.
lift. J. P. Silvia enH V P Gmill.
the latter formerly ot Lincoln, Neb
L. 1 l . .
uavn leasea m, room in Kenrr.rnn'i
blook on the second floor. nt
Monday morning they will open a
dental office under the firm name of
MIVIS ft smith. The former ia ann
of the late T. S. Silvia and a recent
graduate of the Iowa State Univer
sity, while the latter haa alra4w h.d
tuuiiuuiun nperwncB in tne pro-
isasiDn in wnicn mA VAtino hem , . A
m. mm w
engage in Rock Island.
Tbat tired feelioir is doe to irr-
noverished blond. Enrich thai klnnt
tin Moods barsartaxilla and he
rong auu Timorous.
This In Not In Taba, Mr. Milla.
Dallas. Tex., April 14. Hundreds of
negro farm laborers and tenants have
been driven from their homes In this
county by whltecaps, who post notices
on the cabin doors threatening dire
punishment If the negroes do not leave.
White planters cn farms have also been
similarly warned against employing ne
groes where white men can be had.
Washington. April 14.--A cablegram
received at the etato department yester
Jay from United States Consul Vifquain
at Panama containing the one word
"Yellow" conveyed the information that
ya'.low fever bad made its appearance
at that port.
T Oar a OM Sa Oa Dw
Take laxative Bromo Quinine) Tab
eta. AU dr? grist i refund the
vjoney if it fails to cure. 35 eenta.
Sabeoribs) for Tb Ana us.
03IAHA VERY WET.
1 Big Muddy" Supplies the Town
Too Much Water.
THREATENS TO DO STILL W0BSE.
By Depriving It of Ita Klver Front Proa-
pect of It Regaining Ita Ancient BVl
srea Gives Way and People Hm tu
Bnnt Hlgk Ground at Midnight, Iaving
Their Belongtngs to the Flood Cnpleaa-
ant Sltaatlon Over There.
Omaha, April 14. Piling and boards
and bags of sand, old hay and stones.
are being fed to the hungry maw ef
the Big Muddy at Omaha in an effort
to restrain the manifest Intention of
that erratic stream to resume the chan
nel abandoned twenty years ago. At
nightfall It looked like the effort might
succeed. But all hope Is hedged about
with provisos that the river does not
rise any higher, that a north wind does
not blow, and most uncertain of all
that the break in the bank above Flor
ence lake is not so bad as the overflow
ing water indicates. East Omaha and
North Omaha are flooded by the waters
that are rushing from the Missouri riv
ver. The residents fled for their lives,
leaving their possessions behind. The
houses are submerged In water from
one to Ave feet. Fields of grain and
fences disappear beneath the surface of
the water and the trees no longer show
any trunks. The flood is pouring In
upon the low lands of the East Omaha
bottoms In a stream that is estimated
to be 2,000 feet in width. It is sweeping
southeast and pours into Florence lake.
The water in the lake has broken over
the levee that was built to separate It
from Cut-Off- lake, and it is now rush
ing with ever Increasing volume into
What life Water Is Doing at Omaha.
It is sweeping over plowed and
planted fields, it is driving resi
dents from their homes In North Omaha,
it is tearing up fences and threatening
the houses that stand from three to
four deep in the water. It Is pouring
into Cut-Off lake Just north of the long
bridge which leads to Courtland Beacn.
In the last twelve hours Cut-Off has
risen almost two feet. If this rate con
tinues it Is anticipated that the lake
will soon overflow Its southern banks.
If this should occur and the rise be
still maintained the entire southern por
tion of East Omaha would be threat
ened with a most disastrous flood, as
there is no elevation of the land to
stem the outpouring.
Beginning of the Damp VIMtatfon.
The beginning of the iflood occurred
several days ago. For weeks past the
river has been rising gradually. It was
thought that there was no danger. The
levees would hold, it was thought. They
did hold until two days ago. Then the
mighty volume could not be restrained
longer. Two days ago the water crept
over the top of the bank in the bend
of the river just below Florence. It
came slowly at first, but It found an
other passage as time went by. Early
Monday afternoon the force became re
sistless. A great hole was dug in the
shore. A fisherman's hut that appeared
to block the way was torn out bod'ly
and swallowed up by the river. The
water having chosen and made its path
poured along in to the bottoms of the
south. The speed of the flood was
EXODCS OF THE INHABITANTS.
They I-eave Their Homes for Quarter. That
Are Sot So Very Wet.
At 2 o'clock Monday afternoon North
Omaha was surrounded on all sides
with dry land. At 5 o'clock the people
In many of the houses on the lowlands
were fleeing from their home's. Tester
day morning this portion was covered
with water from one to five feet deep.
At present the worst of the flooded dis
trict is located just north of North
Omaha. At Sherman avenue a broad
stream has shot directly to the south.
This stream Just skirts the east of the
little settlement known as North Omaha.
It began to creep along the bottoms at
4 o'clock Monday afternoon. It first
drove out of their houses and from their
premises tree milkmen Erickson. Lar
son and Mllhouse. It swept a quarter
of a mile further south and there took
within its bosom a dozen cottages. The
Rlleys, the Petersons, the Johnsons, the
SchaefTers, the Knapps, the Clarks and
several other families decamped about
5 o'clock. Ail these are residents of the
eastern part of North Omaha.
The stream then went on farther south
a distance of half a mile and struck an
other settlement. The residents here at
6 o'clock began to move. Among those
who had to vacate were the families of
Thomas Plummer. Erick Peterson.
George Skinner, MiHon Lylby,
Frank Burwell, Charles Frazer,
Charles Butcher. Enquis and Murphy.
All these people were forced to abandon
their houses In haste, some of them
with only their nightclothes on. Many
narrow escapes from drowning are re
ccunted.iatut so far as known no lives
were lost. Efforts to recover personal
effects from the engulfed houses have
been of little avail.
Forces of workmen were hurried out
to protect the houses In the flooded d:s
trict. and have succeeded in restrain
ing the spread of the water to the west.
confining it to the channel cut from the
river to Florence lake and from Flor
ence lake to Cut-Off lake. This has
saved most of North Omaha from de
struction. Cut-Oft lake at nightfall was
filling up rapidly, but could then ac
commodate four or five feet more of
water. It is held back by a strong
double dyke across Its lower end. and
from there on to the river the old bed
Is crossed by paved streets, street car
tracks, railroad tracks, etc, all of which
present embankments of from eight to
fourteen feet In height which must b
washed out before the Missouri can re
sume its abandoned bed. There Is much
anxiety, owing to the extensive proper
tv l"erests Involved.
Thought Death Waa Better Than Illnraa,
8prlngfield. Ills.. April It. Jamea W.
Brassfield. a wealthy and very promi
nent farmer of Chatham township, this
county, committed suicide with lauda
num. The cause was ill health. He had
attempted suicide a year ago. ,- -
P All P
Ate ready for your
ing all tie staple and
novelty goods of the
season. In ladles'
wear we have the
greens, dark mahog
anies and dark wines.
The geranium reds
wa have and will let
you have them at
cost, a they are not
the 1 a test productions.
In gentle men's we can
give you tans or
blacls in the oartov
bull deg or full bull
dog last. Before
buy If g enter o ir store
and Inspect. We can
save you money.
v THE BARGAIN GIVER.
M il 5' !(iI:dW
u - - toe iffinaai
GREATEST OF ALL. CLOTHIERS.
Don't throw your money away. You can buy a suit of fine,
all-wool Clothing, made first-class, for $7 JO. 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
Ttie w, coqlips al me Gicai SHtei sale
Of Steireii's Entire Retail Dry Goods Stock.
ITS THE MAGNETISM or the valnes we are offering that erases the crowds to cowrrwzata here from day to day Tbnupaods ran testify to the barcaTns we araaffarii
NO HALF-HE a KTED, WEAK-KNEED reductions, but a clean sweep from one end of the stock to the other. It's a sale, the like of VlowaatalrTaiSSi
..v,.. . v,.- .., u uuo iu uuj u'lm un i-icinu ut x mi uiicai oiwiv. Tv iimwf do cnean, enouur rooaft to oner von. Lot Um tun
in tha land PMiuaihwd ti.n Mt tuilhinff hni tha karf It-Mtn.n- .1... 1 : .1.1 . .1 1 . . n? vmm
" whig jw r-"- www mn. vntga'us uini, win x;ujeu Bumming ever aiujuipicu lui u'gu-ciat UlrTCnaiMXtse.
cur nndeftelllDg if you, the cmtomt r, do not
o one has a right to object to
Receive the eame low price
treatment, take your pick, they
are all money savers.
ZU pieces uaneta biias in
pin stripes and checks,
worth np to 90c. Slaugh
ter Price fi9c
One lot 28 and 30-inch
heavy wash silks, fall line
of colors, sold at 75c, un
til all sold 39 3
25 pieces heavy Crystal
Silk, in evening snaaes,
former price 90c and fl.
Price now S9s
One lot 20-inch Lining
Silks, all colors, sold at
40c. Slaughter Price.... 23o
High Class Black Goods.
48-inch Imported Silk Warp
Henrietta. 26 twill, ex
cellent quality, rich black
regular value .lh. Price
to close 8c
46-inch rich black draped,
etc., 36 twill, regular f 2
value, until all sold, yd. f 1.19
20 pieces, rich Black Nov
6c. your choice to close. 333
AU kind and styles at daughter
.-v i . m: ' U.IHntnniM olA
vwc mi iuuio ..j . .
t W and U.5i). slaughter price. 18 87
One Jot ladies" Macalntothes.
worth M. price now ..(3 98
One lot Indies' and misses' Gosta-
u ... a 1 l&uirhL4W
pieces extra quality Drapery
Silk, plain and pfiated, aold at
75c. alaupbter price 44'
The enormns stock to be
turned into cash, necessitates a
merciless slaughter in this department.
DO TOU SEE THESE FIGURES?
Full line fancy trimmed
Mohairs, 40 inches wide,
regular value. 50c, to
close, per yard 19c
20 pieces 38-inch all wool
Serges, 50 and 60o quali
ties, price now 29e
One lot 40-inch all wool
French Novelties, good
70o values, price now,
until all sold 43s
40-inch, colored wool Cre
pons, sold at $1, to close
at once 49c
23 pieces black, all wool
Sergea and Henriettas,
regular values, 40c,
laughter price . ... 25c
1ntt!tfv1 Aft llWMrt n.
" - j - - ..... f i v... ,in i
fered. V can Have you bolt.
i nree nunarea newly trimmed natn.
fath (mm ih. wA.l. m
aorta to particularize. Tbey will all go
at hall and lens than bait their real
t5 dozen black fanev wlnr, eock
aBLuvrv. aata m s ana mi cents,
until all sold IStte
One lot fancy millinery ribbons,
worth up to Oo. Hlauirhter nriea Be
One lot trimmed hats, worth up to
w.w. wauvnier pnoe. ....... ....vi.av
Great Remnant Sale.
Thousands bit share the most de
cided Remnant KanrtinaeveroRered.
The accumulation of remnant f ram
our last week's trade is enormous, and
we now offer the entire lot at half and
less than half usual remnant nrieea.
Remnants of Dresa (loods. Memnauta
of Silk. Kemdanta of Domes ties. Table
Linens. Wash Goods, eta., all kinds of
Kemnanta. Toe entire lot (o at away
Black Silk Laces.
All-over laces, netting aand
liouncinga, worth up to
1 150, to close only 59c
One lot, worth np to 3 50,
price now 98c
One lot worth op to f 4 25,
slaughter price 11.49
One lot of very elegant
uiack lace netting with
colored designs, worth
op to $7 a yard, choice of
lot to close 2 98
Entire stock of colored em
broideries, op to 10 in.
wide, black and red, red
and white, etc., worth
15c, 20c. 25o and 35c, all
at one price to close. . . . - 9o
One lot narrow colored em
broideries, worth np to 6
and 7, to close, per yard le
Ton may think the printer makes a
mistake when you see these flrurea:
Over WO dnren pairs of Indies'
Fancy IJnle and Cotton Hose tn
1 line poods, sold at (fo. fle and
(1. our price for a cl-5sn aweep
of the whole lot 19e
Another lot of Ladies' Fancy Lisle
and Cotton Hose, aold up to sue,
to seU at once, per pair 0a
Ladies'. Misses and Child rens' Black
Cotton Hosiery atalauirhter sala prices.
Comfort and Blankets.
One lot Comfort, to close, at .... 87c
Kntlre line l Comforts, for 09s
Knure line l Comfort, for.... 80
kCniire line IC ao Comfort, for II 08
Entire 11 oe as aad as Comfort.
tS pienea colored Si k Veiling- sold
at to and tSe. alaufhter price,
per yard... 7
and XJ Mack aad colored Bilk
Veilinn. now J9e
One lot heavy black Cask,
mere Shawls, all wool,
high claaa goods, worth
up to tlO and 12, to aell
at once $3-98
One lot ot light Cashmere
Shawla. all wool, aold np
to 14 60, slaughter price 98o
One lot ot dark Wool
fthawls, worth np to 7.
choice ot lot to oloss. . .92 98
Aboat 50 very fine Crochet
Shawla will be given away at
. j , . .
Wash Dress Goods! .
60 piece light printed
Duckings, worth 15c, and
18c, alanghter price.... 7c
25 pieces light backlog,
a tripes and small figures,
worth np to 25c, alangh
ter price i2Je
One lot dark printed wash
tc. i worth op to 18c,
price to close, per yard . 6e
The aama low prices continue
with new bargains added each
and every day, until the entire
stock la closed oat. Too many
to quota prices. Coma and take
them away at almost any price.
Owe lot of Blisses- KM Gloves dark
and Uebt Krayv.taasandbmwas.
aold up to aue. alaucblwr prtoe
Ladiea' Si Kid Cloves, black aad
eoiuT. tar..... ... 99a
Ladies' Si and l. Kit Oloree.
black aad .colors, for Me
Ladles' KM Otoeea. black aad
colors, wvrtb uptotl.Ti. for. ...ft. 17
SEEING IS FREE It won't cost you a penny to look through the stock and see what astonishing values you
can get during this great sale. You need not buy unless you want to. No one will urge you to
but will warn you that the goods and prices are likely to prove irresistable.
lmwmM. THE HAMM DRY GOODS CO. pavt, EwTl