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VOL.ZLV. KO. 305
BOCK ISLABT), TT.T... SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16. 1897.
DANGERS OF A CITY.
Civcn a Realistic Performance fr
the Robinson Opera House
ct Cincinnati, O.
ECEEOa KI2SED BY A CLOSE SHAVE
Thrra Covera the fatal Caswaltlaa, wl
1 It IVrhap. t Add, and a'ifty or Mors
Moatulud from Hoscrrly to Mlghtly
jHtmc IuU ou Uie 1'aru.uet Hceaawc
rraas (.lire Wif-HmiH Nearly Kmptf
t f ho Time or the CoUapse.
'Hr.clr.mf.. Oft. 14. "Hie Dangers ft
a i ;r at Oty." on the stageat r.cblns,r.'a
Opeia last night, was cut short in
It, p rf i rtnur.ce l.jr a tragic realization
if the actual dai.gcra of a grsat city.
Tlie h-.us'j was fulrly well filled, but r.ot
crowded. A I'rtle before S;S0 o'clock a
lady In th- au.ileiica says she heard a
F"li which, continued for five nJnuUi
b f.re the catastrophe. Fee Rave It lit
tle attention, thlr.klr.g It tart of the
Performance. Presently the plastering
I.' Hn hi full, in small particle at ftist,
but er.oiigh to alarm scmo ct the tlmtd
r tautlou. who retired. A little later
tha plaatcrlr.g I en an t rtiowr down in
great chunks. It carr.c from tho Collins
above, which supported tho dome There
V..U a riifh from th" gallery, which was
in very well ti ft 1. The UUcory was
"or. emptied, 'i h w la tho dr-s clrcis)
r'tln d tut (iii-;i.f t)y us possible, and
Ftrani?" to ray v Uncut an apparent pan
ic. The crowding of the.i to the d.nr
obstructed ttic iHi-KMifT' cf vle from
the piirniictnli h aivoutila In a meas
ure f tr tin; 77u.iJiVa.
Was the I miufte4f That Happened.
Xolmdy expected rt that moment any
either ianr 'r tf:nn from tho falling plar-t-rlr.rt.
KuMi i.ly. ai d with a urcat
crush, the groat 'r-ntrral truss of the cell
inn, eighty f ft lorn and tT.trty feet
wills. rain pluming down. The end of
It struck on the two nailery wings and
iIoiiMm! it lip In the center, sending it
d in Into the rftriu t with a great scat
i'Tnmt r.f Jolrts ani timbers. Nnthlrg
on the- singe iw tmrme.l. Of cournj
there were moans of the Injured, and tj
ort-n hnppij.s loudest from those loa:t
hurt. Th- lift at the hospital showed
thren dead, five ei.irgi aily or fatally
wound'.'l, and twe-i'ty-.'ix more or lets
furlouily Injiim!. In addition to then'
a l.rf- r.nr.lr. pri'VuMy twenty-five r
thirty, werf rt ?l!tly U.Jurtil us to t"
nblw U v-alk horr."1.
llim n tfif f 'nlWtouate.
rollrmtr i.T iUj roll of cnnualtl's:
TtM d md ort nn iinl:r.own rr.an. M"..s
Lut-y Cohen Rrd Mrs. Oeora Klefmun.
KinK'-roiiKiy Injurrd Mr. ldiiMin.
V. RtudiVr. Mary Ilium alul Mary
Hfud.Jr.jcl tir.ltiH'wa woman.
ii-Tb.v. '.j i r plli.htly Injured Pearl
Tf all. 0,-arp fnnncr. P. J. Vol JjLcob
Vcyle, far Jrhn Wh'te. JIary
liwf. V.'A r.fnormnn. l-lli Alcler ard
hr tht'e -rrr! l:n (Stai'hy. Jc..pti ard
John. la!r Kitrh. nd. H. i:. Tvim. S. J.
TnlrlRrfl. T. K. WT.cy. Fr d Jer.ka, V.'ill-
f.l:n Mntcn. W. 3. McOU-e. ri'r.t T'en!
Kat V.'Mt-. r.T.ico St udder. Arolln
Wvfe, Funiu'J liosenl.aum ar.d Cllr.t
V.OMH It 14 SO IKtt m.UK 1II UT.
C'4nipf-ratlv I.SttU lainnK-i INino tt tha
llullilliiff. Tmi Anntlier Cfilr.ident.
Of th danproualy Injured at the hos
pltal iwi'TJl will require amputation
yet every one it refuting to submit to
the operation. Tin- nr-ne In front of tha
hospital d'Kir w a ku.I one. Hundreds
of people B.ifhcrt'd thcru HnnturlnK for
th? nan c i f tlie lijulr'-d. An attTdant
stood at the (Jeir with a lint rf th4
troupht tn the hoit;lll and answered
I .." unxluus Iniulrlis. At tho Opera
llou-c ii'.I fforts 'f wl! J rumors were
tvlli iit and puhllc curlxslty w.vt nn tip
!. There was a rtory tht one miti
inNir.K. U wan a wild atory, fr
u rniild pot l Ui the opera hou(
w!ir" tho l brlr. wom mi acattore! that
It did !i' t rrm a Jill. J-up mau any
h(re. Tlie l i,i.a; to the atructurd
W(li-4ittlili.. t all to th ataffe, rom
raratlvtfi 1'nu- to th R.iUery, which
sulTered nvrl !mcit nutlilnjf to tho
drera circle. nr1 iuh Ur than on
would thlr.a f;-..;n tl UlTla scattered
nrotind to the 'art) t. whTi the mln
truan landed. Tlie trurs rested In tho
tar.iuct very much in the ahape of a
rmi'ltnl letter "V." The wonder la that
! fv were hurt anl ro many rxn;,!
with iUht injurie.
The dlaactrr walla fnrclMy n mort
fe.tif.il i ne which took pla: In thi
same l.ull.l'nK In Febniary. !;. Last
nlrht there was a rral rau? for th.i
pnlll' nnd If9 of life: then there wict
no rsuw whatever except the wickedly
fvMili.-li cry rf ' lire, aianeii v.r.in a
llltle putt-Jinn came from th
aletum llirht In the owr gallery. Th
floua was packed tnortly with women
nnd clillJrii to witness an alL-Riwy of
America glvrn by hundred i f at ho.
, hildrn. .Willi the rtiiffte cry of f.re i:
pnch an avembiy the mluchuf wan d.
nj tho panic looie. Then follow c J t'ie
t "We&lrtg r,;c-uo of the svore or rnijv
i Rayai Sasa ta torn pun.
aom smuaa soma ea, ara was.
C the dead and the many others who
ere Injured. A elneular
that the pray announced fop next week
en: i uea "L Bder .the Dome."
WENT DOWN IN THE DEEP-
Bttauu r Wreekkd With Probtbl Appall
ing Ufa OS Cab.
Havana. Oct. 1C. The coastins?
steamer Triton is wrecked on the
north coast of Pinnr del Rio prov
ince. She went ashore this mornicir
n a heavy weather, irrouadine eizht
miles from shore. The pureer and
one passenger arrived atMarielacd
they saj thtjj have no knowledge of
the fate of the captain and 50 pas-
seDccrs, seiaiers and civilians and 30
members of tho crew. The mite! ig
passengers include several well
nown merchants. A ernnboat and
tog have gone to the scene.
Lnaiart Oafcnae Closed.
Chicago, Oct. 16. Judge Vincent
closed the argument for the Release
in the Miergert case this afternoon.
after which adjournment was taken
auu. uotditv. ridiculed the
osteologic&l experts for the state and
intimated that tte police manufac
tured evidence by producing bones
not found in the vat and assorted
the credibility of the evidence that
the vat was actually used for making
soap menigm airs. JLUoigort was sup
posed to be murdered, and tho bodv
ditcntegato i In a solution of eaustio
potaah. At tho city pool rooms bets
of 160 to $40. are being offered that
Luetgort will be acquitted.
Th Cloalonatl Tnratrj Disaster.
Cincinnati, Oct. 16. It is hot vet
definitely dutonaiued how many were
killed by tho falling of the dome of
Kobinaon s opera houso last night,
but examination shows that not only
the construction of the dome was
faulty, but the timbers were rotten.
The announcement wae made at
the hospital last night that the re
ported death of Mi us Lucy Cohn was
a mistake. She was rescued uncon-
soious, but will recover. An un
known body was identified this morn
ing aa Isaso Neighbors. None of the
injured have jetdied, though several
are In a critical condition.
Board of Bibulous.
Indianapolis, Oct. IS. At today's
session el tho Ciristiun board of
missions reports of progress in the
work in foreign Lel.la were read and
followed by shori talks by workers
in tho foreign field. Mrs. J. U. Gar
rison, of Missouri, reported on tho
educational work of the board, and
fi. T. Soler, of Michigan, reported on
the bi bin cbatr work at Ann Arbor.
It was recommended by the' commit
tee that this work be continued and
the raising of funds for endowment
he prosecuted till it was placed on a
Will It-jec. It.
Ueniiison, Texas, Oct. 16 Hon.
Clark Klkins, who has just arrived
from Okuiolgoo, capital Creek Nation
says it is a foregone conclusion that
the council will reject the Dawes
treaty with the Creek commissioners
and the full blooded Cherokees aod
Creeks will no longer disguise their
intention to resist by force the oper.
iog of their countries.
City of Mexico, Oct. 16. Baron
Harden llickey, of Trinidad fame, is
here and wishes to luy from the
government the island iu the Pacific.
rid says h has not relirquinhed fa i
claim on Trinidad, and will take tl e
island ct by force.
Yjude Daks Cl.rutencd.
London, Ost. 16 The infant son
of tho Duke and Duchees ot Marlbor
ough was christened today at Cbapel
Royal, St. James palace. The prince
of Wales was one of the sponsors.
tloi rt Karsbal Odarcd.
Washington, OJt. 16. It is under
stood that Secretary Alger has ordei-
ed a court martial In the case of
Capt. Ia vering, charged with i 1
treating Private Hammond at Fort
London, Oct. 16. Edward Lang
try, husband ot the actress, died at
Cheater insane ayUm last eight.
Sheboygan Man CiiiumlCfi bnlrlde.
Plymouth, Wis., Oct. !. J. M. Logan,
of Phetmygan. Wis., a representative of
the Shcboysan Yeart company, ajfed 45,
fcund dead In his room at the W;s
aimf'n fiottl yesterday. Indications
polr.tto suicide, a larg bottle which' cpn
tained carbolic acid being found at his
b.'d.-'iilo. Vsan Waves a widow atd
Ita!tlturs ta, All-Ainertraoa.
rr.tsburg.Oct. 1. The Baltimore ball
club met the AH-Amerlcaus here yes
terday and were badly deflated. Ow-
lnn io por inacageiuer.t and lack ot
proper advri!.'ement only sVH people at
ttcded the r&iho. fcor?: Eaitimore, 9;
Oaa HKentarky'a Prodacta.
o?Mtle. Ky.. iVt. 16. Samuel Wilson.
zd'is v "".ftJ bot and killed by EJ
tirumt.. ed ti r1! Crump was ar
rosntd on the charge of nT?racr-, ' ct
the worst cf It In a flpht
ward obtained a revolver and
srait for Wilson.
Catarrh, like acrof ala is a disease
f the blood, and may be enred by
purifying the blood with Hood' Sar
ArnoMV Bromo Celery cures head
aches; 10, 25 and 60 cents. Keiss'
BANKERS OF CANADA
Adopt a Protest Against the Brit
ish Government Doing Any
thing for Free Silver.
L0UD03T MEN FOB THE STATUS QUO
Uerchants and Othcra in Bolness Sign a
Memorial Ileclaring Against Any Inter
ference with Urltlah Currency In Belialf
or the White Metal Some Speculation as
to What Secretary Gage Will Propose for
ITncle Sai a In Currency Keform.
New York, Oct. 16. A special cable
gram from London to The Kvenlr.g Post
says: The Canadian Bankers' associa
tion. In vlow of tha action here la
memorializing the chancellor of tho ex
chequer on the silver question, has
cabled at great length to the chairman
of the London clearing banks heartily
Indorsing ail opposition to bimetallic
measures. Following Is a copy of the
memorial to the chancellor of the ex
chequer. Sir Michael Hicks-Beach,
which has been extensively signed by
the English bankers:
"B'.t: We, the undersigned, are en
gaged In various mercantile, banking
and ilnancial enterprises In the eity of
London of no slight magnitude, and we
are therefore deeply interested In all
that afreets the monetary position of
tha country, tho credit of the bank nota
and the solvency of banking Institu
tions. Wo aro aware of the visit of the
delegates from the president of th
United States to this and other coun
tries, but have no autff&ritative In
formation us to tha nature of their pro
posals. From the communication of the
Governor of the Bank of England tc
yourself, latory made ptfblie, and, from
general report we cannot but assume
that negotiations cf some sort touch
ing tha metallic currency of this coun
try are proceeding.
Gold Standard Insisted I 'poll.
"We f;-el impelled by a strong sense
of duty respectfully to lay before her
majesty's government the following
four considerations, the great im
portance of which we trust may be ap
parent: "1. Thai no alternations should be
Introduced affecting the circulating
medium of this country except after
full discussion la parliament and by tho
public at large, so that the changes pro
posed may have as ample consideration
aa thdr importances deserves.
"2. That under no circumstances
whatever should the pledges of suc
cessive governments as to tha British
pound sterlhig and the single gold
standard of this country be set aside,
either directly or indirectly, and that
no steps should be taken by or with the
consent of our government which has
for Its object any alteration In the value
of that standard.
John Hull's Coinage System Praised.
'3. That this country, as one of the
great nations of the world enjoys under
ner mint regulations a coinage system
absolutely free from embarrassments.
Internal or external: and we conceive
that any departure therefrom !n the di
rection of reliance upon engagements
with other countries would be a fatal
4. That the mints of India belnir
closed aa to the policy of w hlch we ex
press no opinion a state of circum
stances has arisen In which the greatest
caution Is neceessary, whatever, may
be the next step which the Indian gov
ernment may be advised to take; but
we urge that no retrograde step be
taken except upon as exhaustive an In
quiry as that which led up to the pres
ent losltinn, and then only If Indian In
terests will be primarily benelited
"We most strongly urge the foregoing
considerations upon her majesty's gov
ernment. Fpeaking as we believe we
are Justified In stating with some little
knowledge of the problemaflnvolved and
of the interests at stake, and we are
prepared. If necessary, to give our rea
sons at length. If It be your wish to re
ceive a deputation."
ITOAXCIAI. VIEWS OF SIR. GAGE.
Those Flylns; Around Said To Be Very
Garbled and Misleading.
Washington, Oct. 16. Various garbled
and misleading statements are going out
purporting to represent Secretary Cage's
latest views and to be outlines, more
or less skeletonised, of his financial plan.
Most of these statements are based on
an understanding of what was con
tained In the circular letter sent out
last spring, and have been much modi
fied b developments since then. Gage's
views are by this time fully maturcd
but lie- bus not put them In writing and
has not discussed them In quarters
where there is any possibility of a leak.
Secretary Gage's attention was called
to what purports to be an authorized
statement of his financial plan which
appeared In a Philadelphia newspaper,
based aa nearly aM the others have been.
on a crudely given presentation of the
substance ot last spring's circular letter.
viBUHitun secretary vanuerllp, after a
consultation with Gage, made the fol
lowing statement: "As a summary of
the proposals which the secretary did
submit to the Wading financiers a few
months ago this report is so garbled as
to represent practically nothing of his
teal suggestions. Moreover, even If this
were a correct summary no significance
should be attached to It, since the sec
retary's proposals were tentative, and
were submitted to financiers to see what
they thought of them, without definitely
committing even Mr. Gage himself to
"liesides, his own view has changed
somewhat with his study of the sub'
ect. and certain plans which he might
bare favored three months bro he would
pot advocate today. The general situa
lion has quite materially changed, nnd
the vr?t''y's feal plan will not 1
given out in ins way until submitted
to coiicrefs." M is Rt improbable that
Secretary Gfte taa been brought tj a
realization . that h present congress
is extremely unlikely to favor or adopt
any plan looking to the rerunaing
tfcti nattoaal debt with low UllereT.-
mother is the
in this world.
To hold is her
arms the dear
little life a
part of her very
own life nest
on her protecting
love, is xne sweet
est, most sacred re
sponsibility of a wo
But many a woman
approaching the time
cf motherhood feels
most deeply it duties and
trials. She i burdened
with a sense of anxiety and
jE&7il unreasonable foreboamg.
J J This state of mind is un
wmzL r favorable both to the
r mother and the child.
A orosoective mother may insure herself
arainst the sliehtest fear of danger or exces
sive pain by the use of Dr. Tieree's Favorite
Prescription, during the period of expect
ancy. This Frescnptton makes the
coming of baby absolutely safe and compar
It (fives elastic endurance to the organism
specially concerned in motherhood, and
healthy viuuiiv to uie nerve-centres. It
makes the mother strong and cheerful. It
gives her recuperative power. It promotes
abundant nourishment and provides con
stitutional health and energy for the child.
It is the only positive specihe for all dis
eases of the feminine organism, devised by
an educated and skilled specialist iu this
particular field of practice. Its sale ex
ceeds the combined sale of all other med
icines for women.
I am very thankful for what Dr. Pierre's Fa
vorite Prescription has done for me," writes Mrs.
Etta E. bmitn. of orenoia, fvia ie.. Kansas.
Ahmit a tnnnih hefore I Wfta confined I hart
such pains I could stand up only a little while at
a time. I could not rct at night at all. nor at
any other time. I couM scamly rat anything at
all. J DCiTan th ki n ur. i in it- n i-nvw: ive pre
scription and after the sconl dfw I felt better.
From theu until 1 was sick. I carried nearly all
the water that was used, up a long bill, and
worked in the BJtrdrn c-.try rtny, besides mv
other work, and did not feel at nil had. When tn'e
baby was born the doctor anil the women w!io
were with mcsaid 1 bad an easier trrae than tv9
one they evt-r saw for the tint .ime. The baby
h very healthv "and growing right along. I
nave Doen up ever siacc oc was uvc uys oio.-
bearlng gold bond, and tho9e v.ilo are
close to him Incline to the opinion thut
for expediency's sal:e he will not strong
ly urge the .rcposltton at this time.
It U biiiovi1. however, tnat he w!!i
pay considers! iTe attention t" the de
sirability of a consolidation of our vari
ous kinds cf p.ucr money Into one Is
sue, but these views are merely specu
lative. With corigrei constituted aa it
is. It may be said in all truth that the
outlook for rubf-tantiel currency chanvrj
dva-ing the r.fxt two years Is gloomy.
AU that the admlnistr.-uWn really ex
pects IS that there wiil be n h.althy
and tree d!Krulon of "currency re
form" ali.ng the lines ndroruted In tha
president's tru.-rFsge and in the report ct
SEAL EXPERTS TO MEET.
tTnlted Si.tlcs ruid ltrttnku t Compare
JioJcs Iitelpa W for War.
WbshliifH-ii, Oct. Ifl. The slate dc-partnti-ii
toe.nl. rins the i.-poit given out
by the foreign ofl e at London yester
day thot Ciie.-st r.ritalr. assents to a
meeting of experts I:. Washlrstcn on tl.e
seal question, ui.J An.Usi'itdor Hay ca
bles that Pr:iX.sor i ho:i,j o(,n. the I'lit
ish expcit. v.? a to sail yesti-n'ay. it s
expec ted :l.a; thu Cr-rferenct (.f the del
egates of Tm- Japan and the Unit i
States will hi 13 its lirt meeting the last
of next week, and the n cellns of Amer
ican and IriJ.-h exm-ru will prcbably
take place a v,e.k i-ter. A recent m.
nounceniert iYom (Ktnwa was to the ef
fect that Sir Louis Daies, minister c-f
marine s:id fisheries, tr.d Maccun. Pro
fessor ihi'n'jfrr.'s am.lstant in the
Pribyloff island investigation for two
years, has hwn non ir.attd by the Ca
E. J. Plielna. t'r.Ited States minister
to Great Uritain when the Ii. hrlr.g sea
question was ur.der cnr.sideratirn and
later one of the United States represen
tatives at th? Mchiing sea court of arbi
tration at Paris, was asked ft.r his opin
ion on present phases of the Hohrir.g sea
ease, m developed by the cnmir.g con
ference betw.cn the t'nlted States, niw
sla and Japan. He declined, but said
that "Hutsia hue d...-ne. acccrdlr.g to
public report. what. In my cpmlon. we
ought to have drr.e In 1SES and what I
advised our government to do." The ac
tion cf Russia referred to Is the appro
priation cf lurt cf the hi?h sfas for a
aeal nursery, and is directly in conflict
with the Paris award.
Won K'if;iit anil Kcntgned.
Durand, Wis., Oct. 16. District At
torney C. A. Ingram, whose fae'.tl title
as a hold-over ofiicer was determined
In circuit ccuit Inst July, has resigned.
and recommends to the governor the
reappointment of W. E. Plummer.
Of Interest to Fraternal Orders,
Dcs Moines, la., Oct IS. The supreme
court decided j-esterday that certificates
In fraternal Insurance orders like the An
cient Order of United Workmen cannot
Chicago tioes Into Mourning Now.
New York. Oct. IS. Yesterday was the
third day of registration of voters in
Greater Jfew York. The total registra
tion in the- five boroughs for the th;ee
days is 4C.318.
i NATIONAL PROGRESSIVE I
Carenport Health Institute
Cn.laltl. Kr. CalarTft.
Bl4. Lirrr, tld?. irm Bttaan aat aacal
bt. mm mt Uea w.4
St mi na la wm, br nmm -Utmml
403 Bras St Dansasrt laws.
lo Dingiey Tariff on mis Lot of suits.
To start the season with a rush we put. on sale 465 fine all wool
Fail and Winter Suits (all this season's make) made up to sell for v
$10 and $12. The manufacturer needed money. We were on
the spot with plenty of cash, bought them so we can sell them for
This lot consists of Black Clay Worsted. Fancy and Plain Cass
meres, Cheviots in Plaids and Checks, and guaranteed to be extra
well trimmed and made. All bear the London label on them,
which is an absolute guarantee of their perfection;
BIG BLUE FRONT.
01 the Beautiful !
We bkve just re
ceived a large line cf
Turkish - Rugs
Direct from largest
Importers. A beauti
ful line of fine quali
ties and designs. All
are Invited to call and
lee this, the best line
of Turkish Rugs ever
displayed lo the three
cities. Come early.
They are here for a
& Carpet Co.,
32 end 928 Bred Street.
h u i J
PAINTED BLUE TO THE TOP.
We Don't Turn
YOU WILL ENJOY YOUR DINNER
If you have some of our beer
with It. It Is just the thing to brace you up, and
give you an appetite. Made of the best hops and
malt It cannot help doing you good. Try a cats of It.
job a. rABipos.
Upside down when we oome to
attend to jour plamblng troub
les. We go about our work on
obtrusive!, coastderl&g mem
bers of the household, and jet we
do onr work In eoientlllo man
ner. We believe that for this
reason, we ere the plumbers tbet
you should call upon when yon
have anything the metier with
your drainage, boiler or heating.
ROCK ISLAND BREWING CO
Bsnr 4. ti
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