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VOI.. XL, VII. NO. 210.
ROCK ISIiAUT), ZLIi., FRIDAY. JUM 7, 1899.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
MANY LIVES IN PERIL,
Thousand Persons on a Texas
Mound Perishing for Want
( ARE SURROUNDED BY REPTILES.
To Add to the Horror the Unfortunates
mrm Huddled Tog-ether With Several
Boadrcd Head of Lire Stock Condition
of Coon try Something J Awful 15 razo.
River railing ratal fire at Washington
MaJ. Heatwole DIee of Fever.
Austin, July 7. The governor re
ceived a telephone message from
Sealey statiug that 1,000 persons were
on a mound three miles below slowly
perishing for want of food. To add
to the horror the unfortunates are
huddled together with several hun
area bead of live stock, and Bur-
rounded by poisonous reptiles and
Dallas, July 7. Chief Lineman
Wyrick, of the Postal, reports that
has laiien at ocaley the
last 24 hours. The condition of the
country is simply awful. Relief
measures are under good headway,
but hundreds are still to be reached
and rescued from positions of peril in
TEXAS FLOOD FAKES.
What the Wires Have Been Giving I s For
the Last Two or Three Days.
Galveston, Texas. July 7. Reports
from a special correspondent of the
News Indicate that while the property
loss by the recent floods has been
, enormous th'j loss of life has been
greatly exaggerated. According to the
News only two lives have been 'lost
In the lower Brazos flood. Every year
the Brazos and Colorado valleys suffer
from Inundations. Up to the present
flood the greatest destruction from the
. annual inundations was in 1885. This
j ear the high water mark of 1885 has
been surpassed in Washington. Waller,
Austin, Fort Bend and Brazoria coun
ties in southern Texas. The flood
reached the southern part of the state
Sunday night and Monday. The plant
ers had received ample warning, but
many negroes remained in the lirazos
valley, believing the water would not
reach higher than iu 1SS5.
Negroes Had to Climb Trees.
From 1.500 to 2,000 colored peoplu
were caught In the valley in Austin.
Waller and Fort Bend counties, and
were forced to take to the trees and
housetops. An appeal was made to
Houston for boat, but Houston had
sent all boats available farther up the
river last week to Calvert and Bryan
Governor Sayers. at the suggestion of
Representative Haw ley, appealed to
the war department for permission to
send government life saving boats
from Galveston. Permission was grant
ed and a special train left yesterday
afternoon for the flooded district, car
rying several government and a num
ber of private boats. It is believed
that nearly all the people lodged in
trees and on housetops have been res
cued, but the boats sent from Galves
ton yesterday will patrol the flooded
district and make a thorough search
Found No One to Rest-new
A very good indication that the peo
ple have been rescued is the fact that
a special relief party started out from
lirookshlre Tuesday night and pa
trolled the river all night, but found
no one to rescue.
The war department has authorized
Governor Sayers to distribute 10.000
army rations among the flood suffer
ers. the rations to be furnished the
governor from San Antonio. It is be
lieved there is now food enough in
transit to feed the negroes until the
waters recede and they can return to
As to the Crop Situation.
As to crops, cotton is not lost. It is
entirely washed out in some places, but
on the whole more good than harm
has been done by the flood to crops.
Cotton will be replanted in most
rases. Corn has soured In some locali
ties, but the crop Is not an entire loss.
Those who are looking for a big de
crease in the Texas cotton crop be
cause of floods in ten out of 250 or
ganlzed counties in the state, and not
a few unorganized counties, will be
disappointed. The ground in the in
tindated counties constitutes the gar
den spot of the state. There is plenty
of time to raise cotton before January.
Ks Croat Trouble Ahead.
The flood situation Is now well In
hand. The destitute will be fed and
given work on railways until the flood
will permit them to return to their
I.IST OX KNOWN DROWNED.
'ames of Twenty-Three of the lost Rail
way Officers Report.
The following from Calvert. Texas,
gives most of the naces of twenty-
three drowned in Robertson county.
It was obtained from the various of
ficers in the different towns by tele
phone: T. S. Dawson and Joe White,
white, bodies not recovered; Jce
White's two sons, bodies not recover
ed: Mart Turner: two unknown men.
white, bodies not recovered; Dave
White. Toi Tyson. Rosana Brown.
two children of Tom Dallas: four men
on Tom Anderson's farm, bodies not
recovered; Hey Norcrosa all colored;
Lulu Chop. Chinese.
The special Santa Fe train which
left here yesterday afternoon for
Thompson. Dtike and Areola at 2:30 1
o'clock returned last night at 11 o'clock
with the officials of the road aboard. i
They had left tneTescuers to dotneir
work, which waa progressing excep
tionally Well. General Superintendent
Ressegue made a very favorbale report
on the condition of affairs, and seemed
to believe that the people were not
"I am of the opinion that there have
been no casualties there," be said. It
appears that -the people bad time to
get out to high ground. On the ap
proaches to our bridges there are at
least a hundred people who are com
fortable and propose to stay there until
they either have to move or the flood
subsides. They have a tent and pro
visions enough to last them for nine
days. There is a need for food for
those rescued from the town of Thomp
son, ana tnose wno were not able to
provide for themselves before the flood
caught them. I do not believe any
Doay is starving, nut they have not
supplies enough to run them for any
length or time.
"The crew of the life-saving station
are doing excellent work. Those boats
were Just what was needed. They took
up two lite boats, a cedar boat and a
skiff, and we furnished four boat3
from our picnic grounds. All these
were manned by men from the cutter
Galveston. From about 5 o'clock until
8:30 they had rescued sixty-eight peo
Ric hmond Inder Water.
mcnmond, Jexas. July 4 ever
in the history of Richmond were such
scenes witnessed as today. Business
is nraetielal v susnended. Manv nlan
I tations are under water. Provisions
i j 1 i
are running low and there are no
PERISHES IN THE FLAMES.
I Wife of Capt. Dickens Burned to Death
at Her Washing-ton Home.
Washington, July 7. Fire and an
explosion in the residence ot Capt.
Dickens, of the United States navy.
this morninr resulted in the shock
ing death of Mrs. Dickens, who was
fearfully burned, and died before
medical assistance could reach her.
Other persons about the house were
severely but not dangerously wounded.
Events on Thames.
Henley-on-Thames, July 7. The
last day of the Ilenlev Royal regatta
opened brilliantly with an enormous
crowd. All events were final.. For
the grand challenge cup, the Ieander
club beat the Iondou Uowinir club.
For the visitors challenge cup (fours),
Balliol college beat the new colleres.
Howell, the American oarsman,
Trinity Hall. Cambridge, beat Black-
stafle. ot tne esta liowinsr club, in
the linal heat for the diamond sculls.
of which Howell is holder. For the
Thames challenge cup, lirst. Trinity
beat the Kingston Rowinrr club.
A Iei I.oclf. I
London, July 7. An otlicial of tne
foreign ofiice coniirms the dispatch of
the Associated Tress from Washinir-I
ton Thursdav savino-there is almost
a dead lock on the Alaskan boundary
"1"-"'" " "V
rw3.u..a nuc 'iru
by the other.
Maj. Heatwole Dies From Fever.
Washington, July 7 Mai. Heat
wole, chief commissary at Santiago,
died of vellow fever yesterdav. He
was a brother of Congressman Heat
wole, of Minnesota.
GREAT RAILWAY COMBINATION
New York Central and Pennsylvania Oo
Into a Compact.
New York, July 7. The Times says:
"The New York Central has entered
Into a compact with the Pennsylvania
railroad and the two systems are now
practically one. The compact was
planned by W. K. Vanderbiit, who is
now the largest . stockholder of the
Pennsylvania. Recognition of what
are the actualities in this new rail
road situation disposes of the specula'
tion as to what may be afoot as to
competition for the control of the New
York, New Haven and Hartford sys
J. P. Morgan and the Messrs. Rocke
feller hold it now, and the Vanderbiit
interests are the only probable bidders
for it: wherefore it is likely for some
time to continue as independent prop
erty. Doston and Maine may even be
absorbed, aud Lucius Tuttle, president
of that company, put at the head of the
New Haven system, of which he was
formerly operating vice-president. Un
der any circumstances there w. . be
neither rivalry nor clash between New
lork Central and Pennsylvania over
New Haven control."
Illinois State Treasurenthip.
Chicago. July 7. Referring to the
Chicago newspaper tiilk about his in
tentions regarding the next state elec
tion Henry L. Hertx says: "Any tlk
of a present or future alliance with
Governor Tanner for the treasurership
or any other nomination Is entirely
erroneous. I am seeking no alliances.
It is a little early yet to talk about be
ing a candidate for any office, but some
of my friends have talked about nom
inating me for state treasurer again.
Naturally. I feel flattered over this
talk, but as for being a candidate in
the usual sense of that term, I am not
at this time."
BeeCer Is 1'olM JtianareO. '
Chicago. July 7. August Becker, the
stock yards' butcher, was yesterday
found guilty of the murder of his wife,
and his punishment fixed at death. The
jury was out only a short time. Becker
showed apparent indifference. Becker
and Michael Rolllnger, who is also un
der tbe death penalty for wife-murder.
may be sentenced to hang together.'
Rollinger. like Becker, wanted to be
single so as to marry again.
Fire Boras aa Elevator.
Ludingtoij. Mich.. July 7. Fire last
night destroyed the large Flint and ferers. Mr. Wilder, of the State Jour
Pere Marquet railroad elevator, caus- nl vhn hu illehl miuintn .1.1,
ing a loss estimated at $130,000. well.
insured. Spontaneous combustion U !
suppose to have caused the fire. -
Fril the Air of Detroit with tha
Music of Christian
EVERYWHERE THE SOJTG IS HEARD
Enthusiastic Members Lift Up ' Their
Voices in All Pisces, In the Street Cars,
ly the Wayside and at the Kallles
Twenty Thousand Visitors la tho City
Two Big; Tents Crowded with Earnest
Workers at Mtftat.
Detroit, July 7. "Showers of Bless
ing" ana mere s bunsmne in xuv
Soul Today" were favorite hymns
sung bv the Christian Endeavorers this
morning enrbute to the "quiet hour"
in the tentLndeavor. However abund
ant the spiritual showers may have
been, the physical rains were certainly
copious enough. Alter a time the
"quiet hour ' was carried out under
difficulties and umbrellas in the tent,
but the two main eatherinzs were
I postponed on account of the storm.
letroit, July 7. Both of the great
main tents owned by the United So
ciety of Christian Endeavor were used
last night for the first time during the
eigtheenth international convention,
and both contained their full quota ot
10.000 people; and, as usual, hundreds
of others who failed to secure admit
tance patiently occupied "standing
room" nil around the outer edges.
Many visiting delegates from long dis
tances came in yesterday, swelling the
number of stranger delegates, it is be
lieved, beyond the 20,000 mark. The
convention days are essentially days of
They Sins; at All Times.
As for the audiences, their spiritual
enthusiasm expands with the passage
of the hours. Wednesday there was
little street nethusiasm. Yesterday the
Kndeavorers honored the invitation of
the mayor of Detroit to ting. Street
car loads of them frequently spun
along the streets singing as they went:
many grotrps sang by the wayside, aside
from those who joined the squads of
noonday workers in business houses
and factories. They sang at the after
noon rallies and Bang last evening en
route to the night gatherings: sang
with redoubled vigor after again as
sembling and then sang their, way
Meetings In llotli Tents.
Ten thousand people crowded Into
Tent Williston for last evening's ex
ercises. The decorations of Tent Willis
ton are similar to those which embel-
lish Tent Endeavor, and fully as flnh-
orntr. The aevotlonni pxprriHp v. jra
conducted by Rev. W. E. Strong, ot
Jackson, Mich. The two principal ad-
dresses In Tent Williston were deliv
ered by Rev. John E. Pounds, of In
"'anapons, ana uev. Dr. r. s Henson
Dlltv" and the latter on "Satan ami
Cities." Both were listened to with un
divided attention by the great audience
and bursts of applause were frequent.
In Tent Endeavor the principal address
of the evening was by Rev. Dr. F. A.
Noble, of Chicago. His subject was
' War Against War."
TALKED OF THE MORMON QUESTION
With Reference to Representative Roberts
Man Behind the Gun Remembered.
Detroit, July 7. "The Mormon Ques
tion" was treated by Rev. Dr. W. M.
Paden, of Salt Lake City, who made a
bitter personal attack upon Represen
tative Roberts. Dr. Paden insisted that
a majority of the people of Utah be
lieve in polygamous marriage, and
that beyond doubt tuch marriages arc
still being consummated. He charged
Roberts with being an especially
flagrant type of polygamist. and as
serted that his election as a lawmaker
had raised an Issue which Christians
are bound to meet. He closed with
exhortation to all Endeavorers to join
(tnrougn their congressmen) in brins-
ing about the deposition of Utahs
William Shaw, treasurer of the
United Society, made a hit In his ap
peal for "Floating Christian Endeav
or." Said he: "The heroic dead of
Santiago and the heroes of Manila bay
have called our attention to the heroic
stuff of which our heroes are made:
but long before this our Christian En
deavorhad appreciated the possibility
or our sailor boys, and Antoinette P.
Jones brought Christian Endeavor to
the sailors and succeeded In enlisting
Jack in the navy of the Lord Jesus
"If," said Shaw, "I were to rehearse
the moral victories Jack has won the
victories of Santiago and Manila would
be outdone. It takes courage of which
you have no conception to be a Chris
tian on board ship. Nine years of loyal
service for the sailors has only deep
ened our sense of the importance of
this work, and our conviction that
there is no agency so effective as the
Christian Endeavor society. Through
the home societies the sailors when on
land are brought Into direct touch
with the churches, and ' with noble
Christian women, who have such a re
fining influence upon the sailors. The
work is world-wide, organizations ex
isting in Canada. England. Japan. New
Zealand, Australia. Sweden, as well as
in the United States."
Shaw also spoke of "The Travelers
erated many a traveling man into be
ing a very different Bpecies of Indi
vidual from the typical "drummer" of
lie lea Gould's Till to T.ew Richmond.
Madison. Wis.. July 7. Miss Helen
M. Gould, of New York city, has sent
a contribution of $250 for the relief
of the New Richmond rwlnno cnf.
the Gould family, a few days ago wrote
tiaB rvmilrl cn?miii that .
bution would be appreciated, and vps-
her for $250. He sent the money to
Chairman Ingram of the general relief
DEATH OF ROBERT BOSSUrT"
Publisher of The Ledrer and Owner of
Famoni Horses Passes Away.
New York, July 7. Robert Bonner,
publisher of the New York Ledger and
owner of famous horses, died at his
home in this city at 7:40 last night.
Bonner had been ill for some montbB,
but was able to be about until about
ten days ago. Death was due to a gen
eral breaking down of the system.
Bonner enjoyed remarkable health un
til a year ago, when his lifelong friend.
Rev. Dr. John Hall, died. 1 second
shock to him was the death his son,
Andrew Allen Bonner, on ri , 27 last.
After this Bonner's ' tef erament
changed completely. He made fewer
trips to his magnificent farm near Tar
rytown, and contested himself with a
short drive daily. A week ago Tues
day he took his last drive. On his re
turn home his case was eo serious that
several doctors were called in consulta
tion with his family physician, Dr.
Munn. 'He became much worse on the
following day and since then took no
nourishment. He lost consciousness
early yesterday morning and remained
in that condition to the end.
DIED VSTtKE ICYH0RTH.
Victims of lie Search for Gold in the Cop
per River District.
Seattle, Wash., July 7. Dr. Leroy S.
Townsend, who has been in charge of
the hospital In the Copper river dis
trict, arrived here yesterday. He went
into the Copper river country In Feb
ruary, 1898. He gives the following of
ficial list of those who died in the hos
pital at Copper Center since February,
1898: Andrew Hofler, Dorchester, Wis.,
died of scurvy; A. B. Gaines, Roslyn,
Wash.; Sam W. Baker, San Fran
cisco. The addresses of the following are
unknown: Nick Uhan, S. M lligan. Jack
Hayden. Dan Cushroan, Dan Manard,
Dan McCulIough, Wesley Schneldeger,
A. Louis. J. Hackett" and Brown.
fifteen men are lfiovesi to have perished
In valdez glacier.
Colombia Beats the Defender.
Sandy Hook. N. J., July 7. Columbia
won the first of the boat races with
the Defender. She crossed the finish
line at 4:47:55 official time. The De
fender finished at 4:49:48 official time,
Columbia winning by one minute and
fifty-three seconds. As she started two
minutes astern of the Defender she
actually beat the old boat by. three
minutes and fifty-three seconds. The
courpe was triangular and distance
thirty miles. In the ten miles of wind-
wr.rd work Defender, held her own
while the southwest breeze was strong.
It blew light during the last two milej
and Columbia passed Defender.
Green liraM 1'rencrl' l.eaitr ' ' '
Marion, Ind., July 7. The annual
convention of the Green Glass Pressers'
League of the. United States and Can
ada is in session here. The scale is to
remain the same as last year, which
means that work will be resumed Sept.
1. The national officers elected are:
President, James Hope, Hamilton. Can
ada; financial secretary. John Hayes,
Marion. Ind.; corresponding secretary,
Edward Conroy, Alton, Ills.
Advance in Stoves Agreed On.
Chicago, July 7. A general meeting
of western stove manufacturers was
held here yesterday behind closed
doors. President Stanhope Boal. of the
national association, who presided, said
that the general advance in the raw
materials used in the construction of
stoves was discussed and the western
manufacturers agreed to an advance of
5 per cent., to take effect Immediately,
on all stoves and ranges.
Coniuni&feloHis Miners Give Rail.
Springfield. Ills., . July 7. James
Caller and William Causter, colored,
and Lindolf, alias ; "Windy" Betz,
white, striking miners at Carterville,
charged with violating the injunction
issued by Judge Allen restraining them
from interferring with the operations
of the St. Louis and Big Muddy Coal
company's mine, were released yester
day on $1,000 bail and returned home."
Suffocated in aa Kmpty Boiler.
Chicago, July 7. August Sollner of
i,i j west itarrison street was suno
'cated in an empty boiler which he was
repairing in the basement of his home.
After a search of two hours his brother-in-law,
Charles Kazler. with whom
Sollner lived, found the man's body in
the boiler. He had been dead several
hours, according to a physician.
Bare Had Best Be Vigilant. '
New Y'ork, July 7. Art emus J.
Smith, who sent a letter to Mrs. Rus
sell Sage saying that her husband's life
was in danger, said yesterday that the
case had been settled. The lawyer
friend. to whom Smith had referred in
an interview as having intention to
take Sage's life, had "got over his idea
so Smith said.
Cracker Kxplooes ia Ci llano..
Washington. July 7. Dallas D. Lore,
of Wisconsin, a clerk in the second
auditor's office. lost his left hand in
the explosion of a cannon cracker
Tuesday night. He was holding it
with the intention of throwing it into
the air so that It might explode be
fore reaching the ground. The cracker
exploded In his band, tearing it in
I THE LONDON 1
GRAND CLEARANCE SALE
Puts the Shekels in your pocket. We
men's fine all wool suits that have sold
$10.00, $12.00, $13.50 and $15.00
No excuse for going shabby when you can buy a first
class suit for $7.48.
The Illinois State Bar association is
In session1 at Chicago Beach hotel, Chi
Lieutenant McLaughlin, volunteer
signal corps, is another victim of yel
low fever at Santiago de Cuba.
John Billings, a farmer living at
Brookville, Pa., is raising crows with
incubators for the millinery trade.
Poison from the bite of a "kissing
bug" is reported to have caused the
death of a 6-year-old boy at Philadel
General Joseph Wheeler has been or
dered to report to General Otis at Ma
nila for service in the Philippine Isl
ands. Howell, the American student at
Cambridge, won the seventh heat at
the Henley regatta for the diamond
August Johnson, 12 years old, and J.
Roderich Adam, 9 years, are two Chi
cago children supposed to have been
The Yale-Harvard team that is to
compete in athletics in England with
an Oxford-Cambridge team has sailed
for the Old Country.
T. L. O'Neil, a diamond broker at
Chicago, reports the loss of $2,000
worth of diamonds, which heexchanged
for a worthless check.
The Chicago Tribune figures that the
last Fourth of July cost the country
as follows: Deaths, 33: -injured people,
1,730; fire losses, $233,070.
An unknown man was killed at
Pembine, Wis. He was drunk at the
time and attempted to crawl under
some cars which were being switched.
William Dust, living near Hudson,
Wis., was accidentally killed on the
evening of the Fourth by Gust Krausy.
Krausy had drawn a revolver to fire at
Failing to file his property schedule
nt Chicago as required by law, Marshall
Field was appraised on his own ac
count and that of Marshall Field &
Co. on a basis of 16,250,000.
A Chicago firm of bond dealers has
been awarded $10,025,000 worth of New
York city 3 per cent.- bonds, gather
ing them in despite the rivalry of sev
eral large New York bond firms.
Benziiie Jau.es a Bis; blas.
Chicago, July 7. While an appren
tice was attempting to draw from a
tank of benzine on the third floor of
the big plant of the Illinois Can com
pany at 60-64 Superior street, at about
!i:30 o'clock yesterday morning, a spark
of fire from a soldering machine close
by ignited the combustible stuff and
within a few minutes the blazeattained.
such headway that tbe efforts of the
fire department were unavailing and
tbe whole west end of the factory was
destroyed. The loss is given at $150,
000; insurance. $125,000.
- "To err is human," but to continue
the mistake of neglecting your blood
folly. Keep the blood pure with
W. M. Gallagher, of Bryan, Ta.,
says: "For 40 years I have tried var
ious cough medicines. One Minute
Cough Cure is the best of all." It
relieves instantly and cures all throat
and lung troubles, coughs, colds,
croup, whooping cough, la grippe
and pneumonia. For sale by T.
II. Thomas. A. J. Eeis and. &L 1".
YOU KNOW US.
Homes for Sale.
Modern bouse on Seventh avenue 85 000
IO-room house oo Tblrd ovenue 5 5ii0
Three 5 room houses on Forty lirst Hired 4.400
7-room hous-5 on fc'orty-Hrst street l.WHi
14-room double house Twenty hist street. 4,500
2-storv store room and tt-room bouse on
Third arenuc 3.500
Modem house un Moline avenue 4.f0
Two tine 1 its on Twentv-lirm street 2.100
Two tine lots on Seventeenth street 2.SU0
Modern bouse on Forty-tbird street. 7.500
Modern bouse on Twenty-fourth street .. 3 500
7-room house on Twenty-second street,
nearly new 3.BO0
9-room house, brick, on First avenue 3,600
S-room house on Twentv-Hrst street, fur
nace, modern 3 500
S-room bouse on Seventeenth strei-t, new 3,tKK)
II -room house on Fifth-and-a-half avenue. 1,400
-room house on Fortv-lirst street, two
7-room bouse and 11 lots on Ninth street.. 2.KS0
7-room house on Thirteenth avenue 2.AO0
7-room house on Thirteenth avenue 2,5i0
4-room bouse on Ninth avenue "00
5-room house on Nintb street 1)00
Two 6-room bouses on Nintb street, each. 1,000
3 storv business block on Second avenue.
lot running to First avenue 7,000
Two good business lots on Tblrd avenue
Several fine lots In Hlack Hawk, Sturgeon.
Fcunell and South Park additions on reasona
Many line bo-res in Columbia and Sonth
Park, Ouvers addition and Moline, for sale
cheap and on easy tcims.
Keal estate, fire snd life Insurance.
Much of tbe property that we bave can be
bouirbt on monthly installments at a low rate
of interest. Kansas. Nebraska and South Da
kota improved farms for sale cheap. Small
farms inKock Island caunty for sale or trade.
Call or write.
HULL & CO.,
Mitchell & Lynde Building, Room 21.
The only Cement that Is not effected
by heat or moisture.
Otto Grotjan. 1501 Second Ave.
A. J. Riess, 2229 Fourth Ave.
J. M. Keim. 7th Ave. and 88th St
Otto Rudert. 5th Ave. and Elm St
All kind9 of repairing, and
plumbing, gas and steam
titling done quickly and in a
thorough manner. Supplies
furnished and every order
given prompt attention.
1805 First Avenue,
Subscribe for Toe A&qci,
put on sale 200
all season for
for the small
The greatest and the
best line in the three
cities. Snaps for those
who buy now.
Wonderful line of
combination cases and
We are money sav
ers, that is the Idea.
Davenport Furniture and
Carpet Co., :
324, 328, 318 Brady St.,. Darenpo