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THE KOCK ISLAND AKGUS, FKIDAY, MARCH 28, ls90.
II i; S.;
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Fridat, Mabch 28, 1890.
First Ward CHUHLES STRT-PP
Pvcooil Ward CHARLKS DtJRM ANN
Third Ward JO-KPH 6KIOKR
Fourth Ward HENRY FRICK
SltthWard JOHV ATKINSON
Berenta Ward PAUL TH1ESKN
8upervlor JOHN ASTER.
AKTHTJR burrall, gkorob browner.
H 3bOW UUWAKD, i. 8. UAhKAH.
B. H. KIXBAI.L, LOCTS OHLWKILER.
Hon. John C. CaupbelXj, chairman of
the democratic state central committee,
died suddenly at bis home in Streator
yesterday afternoon of apoplexy.
The removals made by Harrison in the
first year of his administration exceeded
by 18,800 the removals of the first year
of the Cleveland administration. This is
accounted for the repeated pledges Mr.
Harrison made not to make removal for
partisan purposes. If his pledges are in
one direction, be can always be found in
A Brier Keoord.
A brief and clear resume of the Mod
tana fraud has been compiled by the New
York Star. The state, at its initial elec
tion, chose a democratic governor and
legislature as returned by the officials cf
the various localities immediately after
When it was discovered that the senate
was equally divided, a plot was contrived
to convert the democratic majority in the
house into a republican majority, in order
to secure two republican United States
senators. The son of the president and
other republicans influential with the fed
eral administration were among the early
abettors of this scheme, the method of
which was to change the representation
of a county by throwing out the vote of
a stronglr democratic precinct.
The attempt to impeach the correctness
of the returns in the Tunnel precinct of
Silver Bow county failed so utterly as. in
tru'h. to establish the opposite of the re
publican pretense and to prove that the
vote was correctly counted as honestly
cast. This was judicially established in
a case tried in the new state court, in
which, notwithstanding the republicans'
expectation that the decision would be in
their favor through partizan bias, a local
official was sustained in place, on the
ground that the democratic vote of Sil
ver Bow the same by which the lcgis
ton were chosen was in all respects
legitimate and accurate. In point of
fact no one, seriously pretends that the
republicans carried the county or that
the voters of Montana did not choose a
democratic majority for the popular
branch of the legislature.
The republicans who were admitted
to the United States senate from Mon
tana notwithstanding the certi
fication of the governor that they
have no just or legal claim, rested
their case absolutely upon the asser
tion of the patent falsehood that the
legislature was republican on joint bal
lot. These pretensions have no other
foundation whatever than this notorious
and judicially branded falsification.
In the face of this record, and without
consideration of the suggestion that the
matter be tested by another vote at the
election this year, the republican sen
ate has seated the two fraudulent as
pirants and clothed them with the sena
torial toga. J
The With installment o f the Chicago
V, orld a fair limd brings it up to 00,000.
Philip B. ftradley. of Andrew, la., who
went to thut state in 1S3'J, Uu! Tuurs,luy,
The firit National bank of Clnvsville, Pa.,
capital jU.0.,u, has been autli'irizal to begin
Tbe miner of the Gallutzui, Pa., Coal and
Coke company havo struck against the Use
of ttij ateum drill.
Fourteen thousand workingtnun at Barce
lona, Spuiu, struck Thursday for shorte
hours and incr .usjj wages.
It h& not yet been discovered how much
money Archer, the Maryland treasurer, has
stolen. H is reported insane.
Men in congrsa express the belief that the
fusion office will be transferred from the
Ulterior to the war department.
Earou von Bauer, Austrian minuter of
war, will deniani a supplementary credit
or -W.ijuu.OOO Burins for smokeless powder.
The German privy council in tuking steps
to interdict from practiee all dentists who
have obtained d'trees in American col
leges. Negotiations for a eettlemeut of the Liv
erpool dock strike have been abandoned, the
companies musing to discharge all non
Fire in the woods Thursday between Car
ver and the bouth Meadows roads, near
Plymouth, Mass., destroyed over aoo acres
of standing timber.
Herr Irmcher, a prominent Sjcialist agi
tator of Chemnitz. Saxony, has been sen
tenced to imprisonment at hard labor for
one year for "lese ma juste. "
John C. Campbell, a prominent luilnesi
man and politician of Streator, Ills., died
Thursday, aged 47. He was chairman of
the state Democratic central committee.
Three brothers Deidrick, John, and Henry
Bakeslee ail or new i ork, were killed by
an Erie express train at Bed Rock, a small
hamlet near Susquehanna, Pa., Thursday.
2T. J. McGregor, teller of the Fourth Na
tional bank of Pittsburg, and treasurer of
many secret orders of that city, is mlsslnz.
and the bank officials say there is a discrep
ancy m nu accounts.
Three Rivers, Mich., is afflicted with a
Jack the Kissor, who, Wednesday evening,
after assaulting Mine Mabel Fielden. Mrs.
Griffin, and Mirs Griffin, was chased to a
large marsh outside the city, where he eluded
Miss Leonora Ensell. the heroine of an al
leged conspiracy sensation at Chicago, the
details of which hare been published in these
dispatches, is in receipt of numerous offers
of marriage, one from a bold and reckless
resident of Lincoln, Ills.
Justifiable homicide was the verdict of tbe
coroner's jury in the case of J. F. Hyde. who
killed William TurnbuU in New York Bat-
urdaynigbt Turn bull was the man who
bet life insurance policy with "Billy"
Jauacne on tbe question as to which would
live tbe longest
If your neighbor Is selfish, bard.grasp
tag and suffering from a cold, don't
waste words en him, but heap coals of
fire on nia head by sending him a bottle
of Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup. .
Soliloquy of the patch:
pare for wore."
"In piece pre-
Louisville, Ky., Laid Waste by
APPALLING LOSS OF HUMAN LIFE.
Most Frightful Calamity Since the Cat
aclysm That Strewed the Cone
maugh Valley with Corpses.
Communication with the Stricken City Al
most Impossible Story of an Eye
Witness Flames Add Awful
- Features to the Dlsaatrr.
New Albany and Jeffenonville in the Path ol
the Destroyer Hundreds of Lives Crushed
Out Metropolis, Ills., Ravaged and Turned
into a MorgueMany Other Towns Vis
ited by the Hurricane, Which Leaves Man
gled Humanity and Razed Homes In Its
Path Frightful Explosion at Chicago.
Vincennks. Ind,, March From 500 to
1,500 people are believed to have been killed
in Louisville by a cyclone which struck the
place yesterday afternoon. The meager in
formation obtained here regarding the aw
ful calamity cume in the shape of a tele
graphic bulletin from New Albany just be
fore the wires were completely prostrated by
the slest and snow, which has been falling
throughout this section for hours. Every
possible effort 1ms lieen made by telegraph
and railroad companies to reach Louisville
and New Alb my by wire, but the storm has
completely 8topied all communication.
Awful News froui the Storm's Path llnn
lr'ils Kilted and Injured.
Louisville, Ky., March 23. A tornado
visited this vicinity last evening creating
fearful havoc and destruction of Ufa An
estimate of the deaths will reach 1,000.
JefTersonville, Inl., is reported to have
been swept ly the storm, causing a loss of
liurror lited tin Horror.
Chicago, March iM 2 a. m. A special to
The Herald just received from Louisville
estimates tbe loss of life at 200. The Falls
City hall, where the Knights and Ladies of
Honor were holding a meeting, and a dance
was in progress, was completely demolished,
and but few people escaped with their lives.
The Vnfortnnate Roasted.
Many of the wrecked buildings and the
debris in the path of the tornado caught
fire, and many people were burned to death.
There is scarcely a wire working out of
Louisville, and this information was re
ceived over a railroad wire from an office in
he outskirts of the city.
ESTIMATING THE CATASTROPHE.
Twenty-rive Hundred Houses Hrstroyed
and 500 Lives Lost.
Louisville, March 28. The cyclone struck
Louisville in the southwestern portion, and
took a northeasterly direction. One citizen
saw tbe course of it from Fourteenth and
Walnut to Eleventh and Market streets.
From this latter point it followed its course
to Seventh and the river, where it left the
city, and, striking across the river, reached
JefTersonville at the foot of Spring street.
The devastation is terrific-, and the loss of
life will certainly reach hundreds. The path
of the cyclone was but a square and a half
5 a.m. It is estimate. 1 tlist over 2,500
bouses were ditroye,L Ar'ui 'stimate
puts the killed at 500, with t: u-unds in
jured. The city is filled with a 1 r.,z si mass
of people wildly seeking friends. A large
force of men is at work on tbe ruins, and
about 100 bodies have been recovered. It is
Impossible to get many names. The
buildings on Main street, from Eighth to
Fourteenth street, are in ruins. Not one of
the handsome wholesale houses is left, und
all the tobacco ware houses are swept away.
Every other house on Market, Jefferson,
and Walnut streets from Tenth to Sixteenth
street is in ruins. Parkland, a suburb, is
Nsrrow Ksrape at a RallWay Station.
At the Union station, at the foot of Sev
enth street, the Chesapeake and Ohio train
from Washington City was just starting
out filled with passengers. The building
was prostrated, crashing in on the train.
All the passengers, however, were rescued.
Such desolation no city in this country
save Johnstown has known in this cen
tury. Every building, tree and every
telegraph pole is leveled within the district
truck. The cyclone came with scarcely
a warning sound, and in all the buildings
truck the occupants were engaged in their
usual occupations, and had no time to es
cape when their homes collapsed. The dis
trict laid waste comprises an area of the city
three miles long and nearly half a mile wide.
A Few Identified Dead.
Among those whose remains have been
Identified are: Mrs. May Hodges, Louis
Simmons and four children. Gen. Foster and
his clerk, Ben Randolph. Mrs. James Rock,
Peter Grumley, Mrs. Harrison, Mrs. Buffet,
Chris Miller, Mrs. Longton, Mrs. Adam
Mills, Mrs. Charles liaasorn. Rev. N. Bar
nell, potor of St. James' Episeopal church,
and one child.
C'orpftos Found In Heap.
Fifteen of the identified bodies are lying in
a heap at tbe Falls City hall. Othr heaps
are all over the city. Many bodies were
carried away by friends, and it is impossible
to reach tbem.
Hundreds of wounded have been taken to
their homes and the hospitals. All of the
physicians in the city are engaged in atten
ding them. .
A Telegraph Operator's Tale.
New Albany, Ind., March 2S. A tele
graph operator named Arnold crossed the
river from Louisville last evening? bringing
word that a cyclone which struck tho west
ern portion of that city late in the afternoon
demolished thousands of houses and killed
at least 1,000 people. The operator tells an
awful story of the desolation which he wit
nessed in a hurried walk in the portions of
the ruined district where pedestrianism was
possible. The dead lay by scores in the
ruined buildings, the wounded in even
greater numbers being seen pinned down
undor broken timbers, heaps of brick and
A Doien People Burning Alive.
At one portion of the devastated district
everal frame houses had been crushed into
a bap, the wrect taking fire. Rogers de
al ares that not less than a dozen people
men, women, and children were to be seen
fast among the broken timbers burning to
ieath. The horrified spectators fled from
the awful scene, being utterly powerless to
render any aid. In the next street eight
frame cottages had been blown flat to the
ground, and every one of the people who
inhabited them is believed to have perished.
Whole Rows or Houses Wrecked.
Whole rows of brick and frame house
were to be seen in ruins on every hand, and
many thousands of people from portions of
the city which had not been devastated were
on hand doing what little they could to suc
cor the injured and rescue tbe dead. Am
bulances and express wagons by the score
were being utilized to convey the dead and
Injured from the ruined district, and every
living physician in the city was bard at
work giving aid to the wounded. Arnold
was so terribly overcome by the awful
scenes he witnessed that he was unable to
give a clear account of tbe area devastated
by the cyclone, beside saying that "blocks
upon blocks" of the place were utterly de
The Telegraph Silenced.
He was at work in the Western Union of
fice when the cyclone struck thf city. In a
moment every wire was silent, and before
long news of the awful catastrophe in the
western part of the city had be-n received.
Many of the operators left the place, having
relatives in the devastated district, and, in a
few minutes, it being impossible to com
municate with any other telegraph station,
Arnold also departed. Out on t le streets be
found thousands of people hurrying to the
west end, and, following the crowd, was
able to gather the scattered information con
tained in this dispatch.
Dreadful Results at New Albany.
This city has also been doso ated by the
same death-dealing blast, at le 1st 200 lives
having been lost here
Over IOO People Killed and Hundreds
Injured by the Tornado.
Indianapolis, March 28. A report
reached here last night from Clark county,
in which JefTersonville is situated, that the
rity was wrecked by a cyclone yesterday
afternoon and that several hundred people
were killed or injured. Tbe b ief dispatch
conveying this information wits sent from
Charlestown, but no one there could give
any details of the calamity. A later dis
'patoh pluces the number killed there at be
tween one and two hundred, an 1 says that it
is rumored H t were killed, ltit that the
report is undoubtedly exaggerated that
Boo or (300 jieople were injur.id, many of
The Sweep or the Terror.
Hundreds of houses fell iu an instant and
carried down the occupants to i istant death.
Leaving Louisville the storm crossed the
river and liegau its terrible work at the
river bank, sweeping east wan l through a
populous portion of the city, nothing in its
path escaping. Hundreds of sn all buildings
and sheds near the river were torn to pieces.
Strong buildings beyond were lifted from
their foundations ami dashed into shapeless
ruin. Churches, schools, stops, dwellings
and factories were destroyed like so many
cob houses and the fragments b,-rne forward
by the whirlwind. '
Rarely Warued in Time.
Chimneys were broken off aud burled to
the streets below among the people flying for
their lives, and doubtless adding many to
the list of the killed and injured. A big
wooden factory in the line of -.he cyclone's
march was crushed the moment the wind
struck it, and fell on a workwomen's board
ing house adjoining, flattening it to tbe
ground and burying its inmates in the de
bris. The workmen in the factory were
fortunately warned in time, and escaped
from that structure before it f 1I, otherwise
fully fifty men woul.l have perisbel in this
Tli e Crash of Fal ting Bo lid Ings.
The crash of falling build ngs could be
heard across the river fully a minute before
the storm reuched Jefferson villo and sounded
like the discharge of a large number of can
non, and a dark cloud extending from the
ground apparently 5tH) feet upward told
too plainly the destroying agency which was
DEVASTATION AT MET ROPOLIS.
Several Hundred People Re orted Killed
Cairo, Ills., March 28. A fc rrific cyclone
struck the town of Metropol s, Ills., some
twenty -five miles above here, on tbe Illinoif.
side of the Ohio river, betv een 4 and ?
o'clock last evening, and cut a clean swath
about a quarter of a mile wide clear across
the town, wrecking property cf all descrip
tions, and burying men and women,
in the debris of falling buildings. The
number of victims could not le ascertained
hist night with anything like approximate
accuracy, but it is reported thi.t several hun
dred people were killed or wounded, and be
tween 200 and 3(10 houses were swept from
their foundations and dashed to pieces above
the heads of their unfortunate occupants.
A Moment nf Ruin and Death.
The storm was past in a moment, and
then came a blinding rain whit h greatly re
tarded the work of rescue. People outside
the path of th storm wore qjickly on the
streets and as ft as possiue the victims
were taken from the ruins. One entire fam
ily of six persons whose names were not
learned were crushed by the falling of a
wall. In many instances two or three mem
bers of a family were killed, and in hardly a
house in the pn'h of the cyclone did all
scape. One woman w:ts found dead with a
tiabe clasped in her arms and a little girl by
her side, nil three horribly crushed, while
the nearly distracted father, litnself uncon
scious and desperately wound I, lay a short
Ciroans ot Mangled and Dying..
The rain soon ceased and th" full horror
ot the situat ion became apparent. On every
side could lie heard the groans of tbe dying
and all around fciy the mangled bodies of
the dead. Scores of bodies were removed
from tlw ruins, and the wounded men were
taken to the homes of those who had escaped
the calamity, and given every possible at
tention, but many have doubtless died
through lark of proper niedicil attendance.
Ten physicians left here for th? scene lost
night, and more will go.
- " Ihr Itosr of the Rstifrr.
Die first intimation of the cyclone was a
cloud of dark yellow or l rovn which
approached with terrible rapid ty and a roar
that cou'd be heard nearly a mile away.
Many ot the inhabitants wto heard the
sound fled to the cellars, and 1 hus doubtless
escaped with their lives. Scores of bodies
aud ninny of the wounded are yet unreeov
ered, bu the work of the rescuers will go on
without interruption until flu i. bed.
The Destruction Complete.
In tbe hustaess district the 1 avoc was ter
rible. Stores that had been c tnsidered sub
stantial were demolished iu ai instant, and
the goods scattered like chaff i n the awful
bliist. Tbe cyc'.ono entered tks town on the
south and west, sweeping eveiy thing before
it. Small barns and outbuilding were
caught up by tho whirlwind and carried
with crushing force against larger struc
tures. Trues were twisted off short and
hurled long distances. Fences were leveled
In the country for miles before the cyclone
reached Metropolis and for miles beyond.
Every church and other prominent building
In the place is either destroyed or badly
Little Prairie Partly W recked.
Nashville, Ills., March 2fi. Messengers
from Little Prairie, a settlumdnt five miles
south of this place, reached towu about 6
o'clock last evening with tie intelligence
that the village had been visited by a cy
clone and every house In tb place demol
ished. A number of people had been in
jured, and some, it was thoug ht, could not
recover. The messengers hid left Little
Prairie to obtain aid for the sufferers before
the full extent of the disaster was known,
and particulars have not yet been re
ceived. In response to tbe su tnmons every
physician in Nashville left at once tor Little
f"? 'i Damages at Kash villa.
A cloud-burst and terrific ht ilstorm at 4:10
last evening did about fia, XX) damage in
this city. The Tabernacle, the largest pub
lic building in the city, and the two-story
brick cooper shop owned by Sawyer & Mc
Craeken, were demolished. No one was hurt.
Hailstones, the size of ben's ei;gs, fell by the
bushel, and caused teams 011 the streets to
run away. Countless fence t were blown
down, and all the window glttss on the west
and north sides of the buildin js was broken.
Farther Particulars f rc m Olney.
Olsey, Ills., Maiich 28. Tie storm struck
this city with grdnt violence. Telegraph
and electric light ples were snapped as if
they were pipe stms. At Spring's grain
store, on the secodd floor, me men were
workiug cleaning seed when tbe storm blew
ont tbe windows, carrying out tbe fanning
mill, together with the boy wtio was turning
it, but neither boy nor mill as injured. It
seemed that the storm gather id force when
it struck the bouse of 1 Dell Hoi-rill The
family saw the danger coming and
sought shelter in tbe cellar. Tbe
house . was : completely demolished.
It then strask the residence of
Mr. Mathes while the f ami tvere atsup-
!per. Tbe bouse was lifted from its founda
tions and completely crushed, burying tba
. family in the ruins. They all escaped seri
ous injuries, except the wife, who is now in
a critical condition. The cyclone carried a
cow and a calf bekiugiug to Thomas Rad
cliffd nearly a quarter of a mile into a field
without injury. The dwelling of John
Bourrell was completely blown away, for
nothing can be seen cf it. Tba family es
caped by going into the cellar.
Destruction Near Cairo.
CArao, IU., March 28. -One of the most
destructive cyclones ever known in this sec
tion of tbe country occurred here at 5
o'clock last evening. Ruin and death mark
its track in several communities in this im
mediate vicinity. Little damage was done
here, however, but at Metropolis 200 houses
swept away. At Grand Tower a passenger
coach was blown from the track of the
Grand Tower and Murphysboro railroad,
and three or four people in the coach were
badly hurt. The railroad station at Parker
City, twenty-five miles up the C, V. and C.
road. Was wrecked. Serious damage is also
reported from Murphysboro, but the wires
are down and no particulars can be bad.
At Cairo tho cyclone was preceded by a
hailstorm in which chunks of solid ice fell,
some of which measured over two inches in
F.lsewlier In Illinois.
CntcAOo, March 2S. Reports from Jack
sonville, Warren, Woodstock, Dixon, Rock
ford, Marengo, aud Mt. Carmel, this state,
state that a furious storm visited those places,
but none report any destruction of life,
though properly suffered Meverely.
A Tornado Passes Close to Kansas City
In Son IU Dakota.
Kansas Cm. Mo., March 28. A storm
of great fury was general all over the west
ern art of Missouri yesterday. Dispatches
show that it is hourly growing worse, and
the indications are that a tornade has passed
near this city. A ieciil from Clinton, Mn.,
says that wind accompanied by r iu visited
that city, unrooting houses and blowing
down outbuildings, fences aud trees. At
Montrose, Mo., two business houses were
unroofed and much other damage was done.
At Marshall, Mo., several houses were un
roofed and outbuildings Mown down, but
no one was hurt.
Wind Hlowlng Kightv Miles an Hour.
Storx Falls, S. D., March 28. The most
disagreeable storm of the winter is raging.
It set in with rain about S yesterday morn
ing, w hich turned to snow. A strong wind
from tho north fills tbe air with Minding
snow. Tha wind is about eighty miles an
hour, but the thermometer is not very low.
Ill Wind That Blown No Good.
Millbaxk, S. D., March 2S. A snow
storm legan at 9 o'clock yesterday morning
and is growing more severe, with prospects
of a heavy fall. This will be invaluable to
the farming interests. There is more mois
ture in the ground than for three years at
A Blizzard to Wind I p March.
CllCAuO, March 28. Specials report that
a violent storm of wind, hail, rain and snow
prevails all over the northwest, in some
places approaching the fury of a cyclone
Heavy snow has fa.len in Minnesota and Da
kota, the fall at Yankton amounting to
twelvo inches, in Kansas Nebraska, and
Iowa the thermometer at a late hour last
anight showed a drop of 50 degrees since 10
o clock yesterday morning.
THE BUILDING BLOWN TO BITS.
Terrtlic Kx;ilnlon of March Dust Four
Killed, a Score Wounded.
Chicago, March 28. Nearly a score of
men were fearfully burnei and bruised, and
probably four killed outright, last evening
by the explosion of starch dust in the annex
of tho sugar refinery at the foot of Taylor
street. The building was literally blown to
pieces A larjre section of it landed in the
river and the rest is lying' in confused heaps
for a distance of two blocks. Owing to tbe
reticence cf the officers of the sugar refinery
and the ignorance of most of their em
ployes, it is nearly impossible to get any
thing like a complete list of the men who
wore at work in the starch building or a cor
rect estimate of the number probably killed.
i:eroviry or the Corpae.
Long after the Haines in the ruins had been
extinguished, a ho ly was dug from beneath
a huge pile of brick and mortar and sent
over to Yeager's morgue on Twelfth street.
It was so horribly bunieii and bruised as to
be unrecognizable. The scattered remains
ofanotln-r Iw.iy, supposed to be those of a
boy, were found by a fire company and
turned oi er to the police, and still Inter a
third body was found. The driving storm
of sleet and snow that set in shortly after
tbe explosion 1 inula it impossible for the fire
men to continue their search for bodies last
Partial List or the Victims.
The dead are four in number and all un
known. The names of the wound!, so far
as they could be ascertained, are as follows:
Dr. Arnold Bohr, general superintendent of
the refinery, fearfully burned; Henry Hu
beldt, foreman, arms, face, neck, head and
feet burned may die; John Smith, laborer,
burned and bruised supposed that he in
haled hot air and that his lungs are affected
may die; Oscar Scbaets, laborer, face,
neck and arms burned almost raw; Pete
Gerhardt, luborer, fearfully cut by flying
bricks and timber, and burned. About
twenty other employes were burned and
bruised more or less seriously. A fireman,
name unknown, was blown to the edge of
the river, where he was picked up by a tug
man. He was badly bruised about the head.
J-atrr Twelve Men Missing.
Reports obtaiued last night show that at
least;twelve men are misMug. Thosa whose
names have been learned are as follows, and
they are all believed to be dead: Albert Hess,
Frank Wullish, Frank Tieniin, August Tie
man, Peter Schrader, Mike Hauer, aud
Frank Graff, all employes of the refinery.
Chicago, March 28. Two more bod
ies were found in tbe ruins of the sugar
refinery, making five fatalities from tbe
explosion. The body of the unknown
victim at tbe morgue has been identified
as Frank Wallace.
.Chicago, March 2d Much anxiety is
felt here for particulars of tbe Louisville
calamity, but no dispatches have been
received since morning, the wires being
The Solid Kai th Mighty I nstable.
Wii.kksbarue. I 'a., March -S. A tremor
of the earth and a sinking of the houses in
the northern part of the city yesterday
morning demonstrated the fact that a rave
in had occurred somewhere iu theOonygham
mine. A party of mine explorers made a
descent into the workings, but did not deem
it advisable to approach near tbe cave.
They find that the cave is in a direct line
with tbe recent settling under the Lehigh
Valley railroad shops and round house.
Shot Himself In Central Park.
New York. March 28. Charles C. Kelle,
aged 45, a sailor, shot himself deaJ in Central
park last evening. In a letter to his sweet
heart, which was found on bis person, he re
ferred bitterly to come ship's officers who
had broken a contract and thrown him out
of work. Kelle's sister is a domestic in the
household of William Waldorf Aster.
Tho Duty on Binding Twine.
Washington Citt, March 2S. A bearing
was given yesterday by the ways and means
committee to a committee representing the
Cordage Association of the United States.
They protested against any increase in the
duty on binders' twine and asked that it be
kept at thd present duty of IX cents per
Tney Walked on the Track.
Cumberland, Aid., March 28. At Hoff
man's mines, near Frostburg, yesterday aft
ers 00 n James Carter and Hans Porter were
.Wautly killed and William Murray fatally
injured by a train of mine oars. . The men
were walking on the track leading from the
mine and were overtaken at a place wbers
escape was impossible. r
A MOVE OF MOMENT.
Reciprocity Plans of the Pan
FREE TRADE FOB THE HEMISPHERE.
Ulalne Said to Have Given the Scheme
His Approval, Bat He Is Diplomatical
ly Non-CommHtal The House Passes
the Wyoming Admission Bill A Real
for the Anti-Trust Measure John XV.
Poster Sneaks for Ah Kin Official
Washington Citt,. March 28. A tele
gram from New Tork says that The Even
ing Post, of that city, gives prominence to a
special from its correspondent here which
says that an intimation was recently re
ceived by the United States represent aiives
to the Tan-American congress, from the
South American representatives, to th
effect that the latter ware willing to con
sider a proposition for absolute reciprocity
between this country and all the South
American states. Tbe whole situation was
talked over with Mr. Bliiue, and the out
come of it was that the representatives of
this country were authorized, in tha n nie
of the secretary of state and with his ap
proval of the scheme, to make a projiosition
of absolute reciprocity between all the states
represented in the aforesaid congress.
It Means Free Trade.
The adoption of tbe piun would mean ab
solute free tradn between all the American
states south of Canada. The f ost says that
its news is from a source "sufficiently reliable
to warrant publication," but that it cannot
understand how the South Americans could
give their consent to a plan that would pre
vent the Uuited States being flooded with
European goods via South America, or how
Blaine could accept reciprocity which diJ
not provide for such a plan"
IMalne Will sKy Nothing.
Secretary Blaine was asked last nipht
about the correctness of the above report. The
secretary read the.'published dispatch careful
ly and with evident interest, but positively
declined to tnake'any comments, and would
not permit himself either to admit or deny
the truth of the statements it contains. It
was learned, however, from a gentleman
w-ho is suposed to be well posted as to what
is going on in the conference, that Mr. Flint
and Mr. Coolidge, two of tbe delegates from
tbe United States, have been and are still in
consultation with some of the foreign dele
gates with reference to the subject above
BUSINESS DONE IN CONGRESS.
The House rsun the Wyoming Admis
sion Dill Transaction in the Senate.
Washington City, March 28. The house
bill to amend the census act so as to give
special agents $3 per day for traveling ex
penses was passed by the senate yesterday;
also bouse bill appropriating $J.,000 to sup
ply tents for the Mississippi river flood suf
ferers. Without making any headway on it
the anti-trust bill was referred to tha judici
ary committee, w ith orders to report back
within twenty days. The pension ap
priation was then takc-i up, and
after rejecting an amendment pensioning
at f 12 per month all veterans of ninety days
or more service, who are physically or men
tally incapacitated for labor, it was laid
asida. A rula was adopted to meet at 11 a.
m. trom and after Monday next, and the
senate adjourned. Bills were favorably
reported constituting Cairo, Ills., a p..rt Jf
delivery, and authorizing the construction
of a bri Ige across the Mississippi river be
tween the mouths of the Illinois and Mis
souri rivers. A bill was introduced appro
priating 1(,0H0 for a public building at
Rock Is:an I, Ills.
In the house a bill was introduced requir
ing the interstate commerce commission to
establish rules with the object of securiug
the safety of persons employed on railwav
freight trains. The bill for the admission of
Wyoming was taken up and after some vig
orous opposition by the Democrats and the
defeat of an amendment requiring a vote to
be taken on the female stiff rae clause of the
Wyoming constitution, and another striking
out that clause entirely lioth by Springer
the bill was passed. The bouse then went in
committee on the army aud navy appropri
ation and without action a Ij mrne.l.
Thinks It I Ton Hough on Ah Sin
Washington Citt, March 2S. Hon. J.W.
Foster appeared yesterday Ix.fore the sen
ate committee, as thd representative
of the Chinese in. rchanU in tbe t nit d
States, to oppose the bill which passed the
house on the 17th instant requiring the su
perintendent of tbe census to give to every
Chinaman iu tho country a certificate hich,
after ninety days from the dale of If ginning
of the enumeration, shall 1 the sole evidence
of his right to remain in the Unite 1 States.
Mr. Foster ass-rted that the enactment of
the bill into a law would result in the shut
ting out of this country of every Chinaman,
except the minister at Washington City and
the consuls at San Francisco aud New Vork.
Report Against the Wlndom Bill.
Washington City, March 2. Bland of
Missouri and Williams of Illinois yesterday
submitted a minority report on the Windnm
silver coinage bill protesting against its
passage. In their report they say tho bill is a
very dangerous experiment, for if it fails to
restore the parity of tbe two metals, and
fail it must beyond any shudow of doubt,
then silver.will tw m a worst plight than
now. The bill, in their opiuiou, is very
adroitly drawn to susp-n I silver cuinngj, to
totally demonetize this metal, an i to ier
manently establish the single standard of
gold payments, "but all th sani, it does
these things cll'ectually, though cunningly."
'Twlxt Is -t-dle-Inin ami Tw retlle-le.
Washihutmn City, March M. Hawley,
in the senate yesterday, ndvocute.i the ap
propriation of $-J5,(KH for the Mississippi
river flood sufferers, whereupon Edmunds
calle! the attention of the senators w ho were
troubled about the constitution in the appro
priation of money forobj.cts not specifically
named in that instrument. Hawley bail
opposed the Blair educational bill, and as
suming that the remarks were aimed at
him, snid be considered that this bill, aud
not tbe Blair bill, came within the clause of
Will Worry Sonio Landholder.
Washington City, March as. Secretary
Noble has rendered an important decisiou
in what are known as the tijj land cases,
affecting the title to the Puget sound front
age in tbe Rtate of Washington. The secre
tary holds that Valentine scrip canuot be
located on these lands, as they are owned by
the state of Washington. Tbe water f rout
of the city of Seattle, which is now very
valuable, is involved in this decision.
A ronaclence-Strirken Mlmourlan.
Washington City, March L.S. Senator
Cockrell yesterday handed to Secretary
Windom 1100 which he had received from
an unknown man living iu Missouri, to b
placed to tbe credit of the conscience fund
Why She Wears French Gowns.
Washington City, March i. Miss Kate
Field made an argument before several
members of the ways and means committee
yesterlay in favor of a reduction of duty
on foreign works of art. She said art was
not a luxury. The French people recog
nized thiit, and were consequently far ahead
of Americans in this direction. She wore
French gowns, French hats anJ French s'locs
becnu-e they were works of art,
A New Jersey Brewery feoised.
New ark, N.J , March 2ti Internal Re venue
Collector Large has Seized the property,
books, etc., of the Greyer Enterprise Brew
ing company for alleged irregularities in the
matter of canceled stamps. The proprie
tors were arrested and held in ball for the
Uuited iltates grand Jury. It is understood
that tbe accused are endeavoring to effect a
compromise, but no official offer has been
Behaved Well la a Heavy Saa '
Newport, It. 1, March 27. The torpedo
boat dishing haO her final trial yesterday
In a heavy sea outside, and behaved admira
bly. Tbe boardwill report favorably.
OF THE SPRING SEASON. 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
AJT POPULAR PRICES,
Is always to b found at.
Robt. Kiause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
tSPlts the best Shoe for the
A rry Affrciiunat Artalr.
UNno!, MaichSS. The Haily Xewcor.
respondent at Berlin say that at the fare
well interview bet-eii th cnip.-ror an.l
Bismarck tbe Uaihr thankwl the x-rtiau-collor
warmly for his Mrvi.vs, an.l repeat
edly embrar-ed kissed him.
Capri vl Is Not Afraid.
Beruji, March 2 Chancellor Von Cau
rivi has declined to avail himself of the
services of the d:-toctives who were accus
tomed to follow Prince Bismarck,
Chicago. Mnn u S.
Quotations on ths hoanl of trade to-day
Were as follows: Wheat-- No. 5 Marru. opruei
and closed 7V ; May. tipeiie i 7'" , elusel
TV? July, oiut1 rr4 i l.ei Corn
No. S March, opened an I thised Jt-.-; Mar.
oiened :.Hc, cloned 2-; July, opmed 8:,-.
closed Rim,-, Until-Nh. S March, oin-ned
and closed 2; Mav. opened 2ye, c oed
st.i-.ie; July, opene! lgc. closed C144 . i'ork
.March. oened and closed flii.i.'. May,
otwned tltl .-. cl.wed (1U.6U; July, opened
$10.75. closed J.HI.72V Lard -March, opened
and closed fO.U'i.
Live btock The following were the quota
tions at the Cnion stock yards: Hoes Market
opened moderately active and rather Weak,
with prices 5c lower; light grades, J4.1C j
4.ai; rough packing. 4.11),4.1(1; mixed lota,
t4.u534 &"; heavy packing and shipping lots.
(4.15 A4.au. Cat tie-Firmer; beeves. $3Jui
&.UI; bulk, $3.T.Viil.. ows and mixed, JL5U
u!i3Ti; bulk, Si.JtS.tl: Mockers and feeders.
i.:tTii,;i.Wl; coin-fed Teians, J3 0IP3.A!. !beep
Market steady, muttons Ji.5u.iti.2i; corn
fe;l westerns. 5.4la-V7i. laui!s f ".2."n6.W
Produce: Mutter Fancy Eliin. -5(i25H-fine
creameri.-s, SudS.-; dairi., finest, fresh.
2UifrJc: packing stock, 4 i5c. Eggs Strictly
fresh, 13c jier doz. Dressed poultry Chickens,
Ki'sjillc par lb; turkeys, 10j.l:fc per lb; ducks,
la,12ifec; gee?. 7h.Hj per lb Hilatoee
Peerless. Si .(.15 per bu; Beauty of Hebron. 883
Uc pnr but hurha-ks, 4U&43c per bu. Illinois
tweet potatoes. gooJ to fancy, $3.&1.?&. A p.
pies Uuod 1 1 fancy, $3. UaJ.7j per bbl. Cran-berries-Wisconsin
bell and cherries, $8.5Uti
New York. March i.
Wheat No. 4 rd winter, 8.c raabi do
May, K7$c: do June, t6 ; do July, KSVc;
August, Mine. Corn-No. S mixed. STr
rasb; tin April, afcc; do May, K'r; do June.
Ovc; do July. 3teV. (htts-yuiet; No. 1
mixed. Hc caatt. do April, 28c; do May, it".
Rye-Nominal. liai let - Nominal. Fore
Dull: mess, frlLliM 1:! 0 lor new. Lard
Dull; April, Jtt.'iH; May. .:.' July, $J55.
Livestock Cattle No fading in beeves;
dressed Iktf. -ien.lv: sid. , Y"lsic .
Sheep a".d Liiinlw - Maik. t steH.lv; sheep. fi.5
V ' hibs. K't'".:i.r Htan-Nutn-iiutlly
stcaily; live bugs, $..iirj,4 .-At p
Hay rpland p rains. $7 50.
Hiy Tfmoicy 1 Of ig46 40.
Hay Wild. 3 0 JJ 0 .
Cord WoocSS 6 . 0.
Indignant young man: Waiter, your
coat sleeve dipped into tbia lady's ' soup.
Obliging waiter: Don't mention it, sir;
it will wash out. What kind of flsb,
Tbia powder nerer Tartan. Anarralof paritr
tnnyta and wholcaonUM. Mora economlca
tbaa tba ordinary kinds, and cannot b sold In
compantlon wita tha moltlMda o low tact, short
wlBt alaia or prphoaptiata powdara . Hold onlw
, RoiaX BiUn PotTDBM Co., 1US Wafi
6L K. T
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
Ladies' $2.00 Kid Button Shoe called
money in the city.
1622 SECOUXTID AVEN"LTE.
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll Buggies, Boys' Express Wagons. Base Bills and BaU. Rubber Balls, etc
Also a full line of
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCOOOL SUPPLIES
WritinK Psper, Tablets, Ink, Slates. Lead ,ni Siate pencng Etc.
STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
Tbe latest design of the long serbs of ALADDIN 8tovea. This is besutiful In
iu ornamentation, novel in many of its feature.-is bound to be a Rood seller Be
sure and examine this stove and learn iu good points for after seeing it roa will
buy no other.
I have of course a supply of tbe celebrated ROUND OAKS This baa been
so popular that it is being copied as f ar as they dare oy unscrupulous parties, but
don t be deemed -buy tbe Round Oak-made by P. D. Berkwith. I am the a.Ve
agent for above goods as well as other desirable goods. Hardware ttc
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third aveuue and Twentieth St., Rock Island
-CT. W. iTOISTIES-
Dealer In New and
Second Hand Goods
Or ETgRY DESCRIPTION.
The hurhea Dric j Mid for f.joda of any kTn.i. Will trad. 11 or buy anything.
No.-1613 Second Avenue
or. Jul. christy;
Steam Cracker Bakery,
at AXUFACTUEER OF CRACKER! ASD BISCUITS-
Ask your Grocer for tbem. They are beet
aar-Speclalilaa; The Chrlety "OTSTRR ' and tLeChrl.ty "WAFRR."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
A. J. SMITH & SON.
And Japanese Mattings.
compare largtst stock of CrpetioS, Mattings and
WEST OF CHICAGO.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 137 West Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
Avenue. Dealer in