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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY. MAKCH 20 1S90.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTEK.
8ATCBOAT. Mabch 29. 1890.
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First Ward . CHRLE STRrPP
eeood Ward CHAHLSSDCKMA'XN
Third Wsrd JU-EPB GHIGER
Fourth Ward HKNKY FKICK
Stub Ward JOH ATKINSO
Barents. Ward PAVL THIESES
Supervisor JOHS ASTER.
ATtTHCR bTRRALL, GK'RGB BROWSER,
WIS SLOW HOWARD, I 8. DA RAH.
Assessor Jon BARGB.
Co' lector DaVID fitzosbald.
B. H. KIM B A Ms LOCI9 OHLWIILKR.
The Springfield RegitUr gives two
err good reasons why it was best to dc
ter the world's fir until 1S03. Fin-1,
there waulJ not be sufficient time to ar
range for the fair by the spring time of
'92. which will be Us than two years
from the time the bill will pass the sen
ate; secondly, the political campaign
will be held in '92. which will engross
the attention of the people; and besides
this in 93 it will be held under a demo
The death of Hon. John C. Campbell,
aside from causing widespread sorrow
throughout the state, will prore a serious
loss to the democracy of Illinos. Out
aide of a few recognized leaders he was
probably the moat conspicuous democrat
in the state at the present, lime at least
the central figure of its jhtnitical organi
cation. A plain, unostentatious man. as
Burning no pretensions to greatness be
till exerted an influence in the councils
of the party which more prominent men
failed to command. An uncompromis
fog democrat, ha respected the opinions
Of his political opponents, and was so
cially popular with all classes. He was a
tplendid executive officer and an astute
political manager, possessing a personal
magnetism that drew men to him. Af
ter bis relative and immediate friends the
' shock of hu death falls heaviest on his
political associates, the members of the
democratic state central committee, wLo
to a great extent, relied upon the sound
Bess of his judgment in matters requiring
political sagacity and foresight.
The democratic city-township conven
tion held at Ottawa Thursday night.
passed the following appropriate resolu
Whereas, It has pleased the Al
mighty Ood to remove from earthly life
John C. Campbell, of Streator, chairman
cf the Illinois State Democratic Central
committee; and Whereas, Bowing to the
will of the divine ruler, we feel the loes
existing in oar ranks, both state and lo
cal, in the death of John C. Campbell
Therefore, be it
Retolved. That in the death of John C
Campbell the democracy of Illinois has
lost an eminent leader, the democracy of
LaSalle county an enthusiastic worker
and reliab'e counselor, and the commuii
ity at large a true and good citizen. Be
Retolced. That we extend to his family
the earnest sympathy of this convention;
and be it also
Reiolttd, That a copy hereof be fur
nished to the family of the deceased, in
token of our esteem for. him and our
sympathy with them in their bereave
ment; and to the state central committer,
and that it be printed in the press of this
city and Strea'-or.
Jons L. Maddest,
T. C. Gibson,
W. L. Seelkt,
Mr. Campbell will be laid at rest at
Streator tomorrow afternoon.
Armour & Co., the Chicago pork packers,
re going to test the Virginia dreswtl lieef
A bigamist is on trial at Littla Rock,
Ark., who has indulged tirnself in mx wive
Chicago people wild tuild an immense cold
storage exchange which will cover several
acres of ground.
Patrolman Tiglie, of Clevelami, O.. was
probably fatally ahot Friday night in a run
ning fight with some-desperadoes.
The body of Theresa Mettman. .7) years
old, has ben found at Leavenworth, Kan.,
out to piece. She bad been murdered.
Baron Hirsh, the wealthy German He
brew, proposes to send 1 10,0 0 monthly to
this country to ail Lis impecunious fellow
J. T. Waldrou. of Clinton. lin., who
killed bis neighbor Lindlay last fall, hag
been sentenced to the penitentiary for six
William Stewart, recorder of West Bay
City, Mich., has skipped to Canada, leaving
a number of creditors to mourn, and short
in bis city cash. . v
Mrs. Harrison, m ife of the pres deit, re
turned to Washington Friday witli the
party wirh whom atie luu be;-n visiting Flor
ida, and the south.
The chimny of the Clark thread work, at
Kearney, N. J., the highest in America, be
ing 35 leet high, was struck twice by light
ning Friday, slightly in juring it.
The report is current at Chicago that
Lieut. Steele was found guilty by the court
martial of assaulting Private Wild, and
punishment fizod at six months' suspension.
In a tax injunction case at Dubuque, la.,
Tuesday capitalists swore that the stock of
the Chicago, St. Paul and Kansas City rail
way was ouly worth 1 to 7 cents in the mar
ket. Sergt. Dana, of the New York signal serv
ice station, predicts a tremendous catas
trophe on the Mississippi below Memphis, as
the result of the recent storm. He says the
whole country will be flooded.
The Chicago Evening Poet company, at
Chicago; to do a publishing and general
mercantile business; capital stock, (150,000;
incorporators Jam9 W. Scott, A. F.
Hatch, and E. G. Hltcher, has been incor
porated at Springfield, Ills.
Edwards, superintendent of public instruo
tion, of Illinois, has designated May 22 and
23 as the time for holding the examination
in the graded and high schools of the state,
for work to be exhibited at the state fair,
and to compete for prizes offered for the
Rider and Bona Killed by Lightning.
Sprixbfield, Ilia, March 29. At Machan
icsburg, Ills., Charles Black, aged Vi yean,
was killed by lightning Thursday evening
during the storm. The horse he was riding
was also killed. A little sLrtor riding with
him was slightly injured. Considerable win
dow glass was broken at Rochester and other
points in this county, but not much other
damage was done.
Getxeln Goes to Boston.
Bobtoic, March President Soden, of
the National League club In this city, an
Bounces the securing by the club of Getzein,
one of the pitchers of last year's Indiana
polis team, to play in this city the coming
The model husbands tire the men who
Of the Work of the Furious
FAIR LOUISVILLE'S AWFUL FATE.
Her People Bereaved, Her Streets a
Waste of Ruins and Vocal with
the Anguish of Her Citizens.
The Descent of the Whirling Detnoi
I'poia the Doomed City A Sod
den Sweep That Left Htvoe
and Death on All Vitlei.
Dreadful Slaughter of Young and Old at the
Falls City Hall-The Flnmes Take Up the
Work and the Onlookers, Helpless to Suc
cor the Perishing, Go Frantic with Grief
The Lass cf Life Not Known; Loss of
Property fc.stiir.atei at Over 61,000,000
Work of the Destroyer in Illinois Metrop
olis Terr.tly Wrecked-Great Loss of Prop
erty and Li.'e at Little Prairie Woeful
News from Tennessee and Kentucky.
LovisviLl-F., March 29 . The Falls City,
which tat so pruuiiy oa th-j banks of the
turbulent Ohio but twenty -four hours ago.
giving no thought to danger, in mourning
tbe less of t-0" cf her citizens whose lives
weut out in ti.e twinkling of an eve; find her
jns anJ ilau'iters are standin ty tbe bed
sith of hundreds of others ho wvre in j-ired,
many of tbem fatally, iu the terrible disas
ter that has overtaken her. The talainity
came w ithout w arnine and it found men and
women engaged in their usual avocations.
and many seeking pleasure only to find the
hails of their gayety and mirth turned sud-
u?niy into the most terrible of sepulchres.
Omens of Coming Devastation.
Early in the evening the clouds wewt and
southwest of the city Lad a threatening
asject, and a brisk wind and rain prevailed
for two or three hours: but although the
violence of the wind increased as darkness
approacheJ no alarm was excitetL About 6
o'clock the clouds were seen to mass them
seives to the scuthwest of the city. Half an
hour later the blast cam with terrible
effect, the culmination as it were of all its
threatening of hours before.' Just west of
New Albany the Ohio bends to tte south,
and it was here, and on the Indiana side.
that the storm assumed the proportions of a
cyclone and started upon its cievatating
The Rotator)- Terror Strikes the City.
Crossing the river at a point just belo
Sew Albany it struck the suburb cf Port
land and unroofed several houses and ap
parently fed by this partial destruction it
struck the city at Seventeenth and Froad
wav, and took a direct Northeast course,
striking the sqnarv in its path at their an
gles, and extending about oue and one-half
squares in width. Each square brought it
narer to "the Uisinesi portion of the city
until it stru k Main and Eleventh streeti
Here it track was broadened until it cov
ered three squares passing out of "the city
at Seventh street, whore it crowed to the
Indiana side. The space traverse 1 was not
less than three miles, and on every side wide
spread destruction was visible. Massive
buildings of brick and stone were crushed
and scattered on every side, and hardly
residence fell that some of the inmates were
not killed or wounded.
What the Morning Revealed.
The storm struck the ci;y at j:2'. p. m. The
whole thing was over in a minute and
half. People living outside of the tr ick of
the storm were unaware that anything un
usual had happened, and where the cyclone
had swept there was utter destruction, ruin
and death. Tho cyclone departed as uick
ly as it came. The gray daylight of the
morning revealed a scene of desolation that
was sickening to behol L Main street from
Seventh to Twelfth is a ruin, and so is Mar
ket street for th9 corresponding distance.
Jefferson, from Tenth to Thirteenth; Wal
nut, from Thirteenth to Fifteenth; Chr'stnut,
from Thirteenth to Seventeenth; Broadway
in the neighborhood of Eightecnth.and Nine
teenth are iUled with debris and destruction
THE MOMENT AFTER THE HAVOC.
The I'eople Partly Irenzled and Partly
Paralysed by Its Maguitude.
The cries of the survivors and the groans
of the injured mingled together and added
to the appalling nature of the disaster. At
first there could be no organized effort at
rescue. Hundreds of homes had h?en de
molished, husbands and wives, parents and
children had been separated, and each know
ing nothing of the condition of the others
ran frantically from place to place looking
for the lost. Thousands of oth?rs wer par
alyzed with the immensity of the catastro
phe aad knew not what to do. But not for
long. Aif 'onaa the tirst feeling of help
lessness had parsed away large crowds as
sembled and began a search, but the means
were inadequate, and the heartrending cries
that broke the air completely uuiii'innej
The I 1b mm Filil-th the Work.
As if to arid to the horror nr at once
broke out in all parts of the devastated dis
trict, and the bewildered firemen knew not
which of the half dozen places to go to first.
The Terrell & West house on Eighth street,
Sims' furnishing house, the colored Odd Fel
lows' hall, and SSeegars" saloon, all some dis
tance apart, were on fire at the same time
James McCullom was burned to death at
Twentieth and Maple, and Nick Sullivan,
William Dilmer, and Ben Chelt were caught
in the timbers of Tierman's saloon and burnt
to a crisp. When the remains were recovered
they were so badly disfigured that Sulli
van's father could not tell which had been
his son. Six frame houses on either side of
the saloon were also destroyed. The loss of
life and property is at present incalculable.
It will require long days of painful search
and computation to reach a propar estimate,
but it is certain that no such havoc has
ever been recorded before for an American
city from such a cause.
Persistence of the Destroyer.
The mighty stroke of the tornado fell with
a suddenness that scarcely gave time for
quickened heart-beats before those hearts
were stilled in death. Twice before the
wrenching asunder of Ufa and homes and
castles of trade the force of the gale f-Tight
Impatiently to accomplish it work Twice,
for five furious minutes each, it strove and
passed on. Then came a lull, but only for a
little space, and then the tornado thundered
over the doomed territory with lightning
Estimate of the Losses Relief.
The board of trade has appointed a commit
tee of relief, consisting of fifty members.
They divided the city among them and went
to work at once. Estimates of the property
lost vary from $2,J00,)0 to $3,000,000. The
insurance is probably small. The board of
relief issued an address to the people stating
that a portion of the city 400 yards wide and
three miles long through the business and
residence districts had been devastated with
a great loss of life and about $3,000,000
worth of property. The address states that
while the calamity is great our citizens feel
able to cope with it. Offers of relief have
been received from all directions.
A CENTER OF TRAGIC INTEREST.
The Awful Fat of tho Occupants of Falls
City HaU. ,
At the point where it seems the force of
the tornado culminated, is situated Falls
City hall The structure was three stories
in height and when struck several meetings
were being held within It. The loss of life
at this place far exceeds tha: at any other
one locality. The ground fl w of the build
ing was given over to marker men, there be
ing thirty butchers' and twet ty-fiva garden
ers' stales. There was no one in this part of
the buil iing so far as is k iown. Oa the
second floor front were time small rooms.
two of them for the toilet an d one an office.
Nest back of this was a htrge ballroom,
then the kitchen and then a s nail hall where
Miss App taught dancing (tasse. On the
third fl wr wera three large I idge rooms.
Only a Few Left t It re.
Miss App was teaching a d incmg clas of
young children and there were in the room
mothers, fathers and other at ten dan ts of the
youngsters, aggregating sin y or more peo
ple. Prolabiy a dozen of these escaped, and
all the others are in the ruins with the ex
ception of several taken out cead. In oneof
the rooms on the second floor the executive
body of the Romas Knights vaa in session.
there being seven in attendance. Allot
these but one escaped death, the unfortunate
man being Theodore Engelmeier, an up
holsterer, at Third and Chestnut street
Oa the tbiri floor Jewel Lodge No. 2,
Knights an I Ladies of Honor, was holding
a meeting. This was one f the largest
lodges of the order, and tber were over 150
members preswnt when the bi iiding fell. A
mere hauvinil of these e-cired. On the same
floor Humlx-1 It lodge. No. 11 . I. O. O. F.,
had gathered, iheir being e.ghteen members
in the room. Hut a few of t hese are alive.
and the few who escaped are ladly hurt.
In the Crip of the Kite Fiend.
At this point hundreds of pple collected.
frantic with grief and anxiety, appealing to
the men eng.ied in clearing t way the ruins
to ascertain whether their ! ve 1 ones were
safe. From the midst of the heap could b
beard the heart-rending cris ol the living
for succor. About noon the upper portion
of the debris had be-u cleared away, whn
the opening up of a cave in th i debris caused
a current of air to penetnte the ruins.
whereupon the smoldering ire broke out
with tremendous fierceness. It spread rap
idly and forcsd the workers to desert the
pile. As soon as the fire gained headway.
the groans of the imprisoned people became
shrieks, and so great was th i horror of the '
moment that the watchers w. re frantic and
screamed and ran about like w ild. the terri
ble sufferings which tbey were unable
to alleviate driving then to despair.
Several lines of hose weres-ua throwing
water on the fiimes, bui it ivaa more than
an hour before the work coulti be proceeded
with, and then it was carried on with much
more diCioulty than before, on account of
Thirty-Five Dead Taken Out.
Up to 12 o'clock only abt ut thirty-five
dead bodies and twenty-five wounded and
dying were taken from the wreck. The
corpses were laid in various houss across
the street and in Dougherty &: Keenan's un
dertaking establishment in the block below.'
At the latter place the people pasted in and
out, one by one, to look at th bodies, bunt
ing for frien Is and relatives. One man said
he was looking for Louis Lipp, and the very
first sheet liftei reveaW the corpse of the
of the person wante-L The mno cover 1 bis
face, groaned, and would have fallen ha i he
not been sustaine'L
Monrning for Their Cl.ildren,
At abo-it 1 1 ") o'clock the r xm where the
chillren were danciug was reached. Mr.
Lou s Simms Jr., of 1124 Market street,
had for hour been moving about in an
agony of grief in front of tt at portion of
the wreck where this room ha 1 been, for his
w ife and four little children wer there.
When the room was reached Mrs. Simms
was the first one found, and sb was fatally
hurt. Then, within about fifteen minutes of
each other, ihreeol the Simms children were
recovered. They were unc. mscious, and
there is only a faint possibility that they will
live. Whii; the father was imploring the
worker's to get his other child tire broke out,
and work w a suspended. Tbe last man
taken out alive before the flam -s started was
John Hepden, of 102 West Broadway, anJ
just previous to that a woman, who was un
able to give her name, was recovered.
Two Hundred Vet to Recover.
There ere 'i'i or more paop.e still in the
debris, ani th. probabilities jts that few,
if auy more, would be recover! alive. Of
those tak?n out dead only a small number
were identified Everything was chaos.
There was no srstem, aud un lr the cir
cumstances n me could lie et peered. The
loss of property on Market s- re -t between
Tenth and K.evecth was gnater on the
whole than that between E eventh and
Twelfth, where Falls City hall is; but in
comparison to the life lost at tha latter place
it sinks into insignificance.
INCIDENTS OF THE CALAMITY.
Horrible Death f Kev. Barnwell and
Sun Laundry tiirls Killed.
One of tlie harrowing incidents of the dis
aster was the killing of the R-v. Stephen E.
barnwell, rector of St. John s Episcopal
ctmrch, and his yonng son I) alley. Mrs.
Barnwell was so badly hurt that she may
die. St. John's Episcopal chur h, adjoining
the doubie house, was shattered throughout
and nothing but a mius of bricl.i and splin
tered beams left to tell tbe tal. Tbe rec
tory was next to this, and here the beloved
rector met his awful death, side by side with
his child Dudley. He was wit i his family
reading when the death crash elded bis use
ful life, and from his position t hen fouud
must have been killed instantly. His bead
was horribly crushed, his cher t caved in,
and bis whole body bruised ani man
gled almost beyond recognition His beau
tiful boy, who was evidently sitting at bis
father's kna, was ki!l?i by a terrible frac
ture of tbe skull as 1 was als torn and
Fire Girls at One Fell Crash,
Five laundry girls employed a. tbe Loui
ville hotel wore killed in their rooms. Tbey
roomed on Main street, next to tbe hotel
As the storm came without warning, those
confined had no time to escape. The walls
fell with a crash, and the screftins of the
laundry girls coull be plainly heard
above tho roar of the storm and
the fdiinc debris. Mary iow and
Mary j-urrall escape.!, and th rest wer
iried tfc-nenth the ruins OTiear John
Tnliy, ot the Central patrol wag ra, and Joe
Baldwin heard the piteous appsals of a
woir.au ' voice beneath the ruiu . Both set
to wr.rk and with their hands threw away
the bricks and timbers that kept the bodies
pinned down. The body of a ma l was dis
covered, and be after ai l pr ved to be
Hon. T. Henry Mason, of Hawesvilie. The
foot and hand of another were also uncov
ered, and by this time Maj. Hugaes arrived
from the Brown fire and put the hook and
ladder men and the firemen of Engine com
pany No. 2 at work digging for tlie men.
Preferred Suicide to Agny.
A man s voice was heard a me Tner and a
light showed tha scarred face of Virgil
Wright. lie was penned in wit i a mass of
bricks and mortar. In his banc he hell a
pistol, with which he was tryinf to end his
sufferings. His arm was so bad ly bruised.
however, that he was unable .o pull the
trigger, and he was rescued quite badly
wounded but able to walk.
A Water Famine to Follow,
The water work) are ruined T he big
standpipe through which all tl.e water is
forced into the reservoir, was detaolisbe d by
the cyclone. The city's water sup ply is thus
cut off, and it is not known how long it will
take to repair the damage. Consequently a
water famine is sura to folio'. All the
windows of the pumping station trere blown
out The standpips was ISO feet high, and
was built of brick, iron, and wood, and was
four feet in diameter on the inside.
The Demon That Worked th.t Havoc,
Sergt. Burk, signal service obs irver, says
the storm possessed tbe characteristic feat
ures of a genuine cyclone. There ere three
distinct motions; an outward motion, at a
rate of speed varying from twenty-five to
sixty-five miles per hour; second, a spiral
movement around a vertical axfe, with
estimated velocity of from 200 to 1,000 mile
an hour, and a third, a boundin I motion.
with contacts with the earth at iriegular in
THE HAVOC AT JEFFERSONVILLE.
Approach of tbe Terror Iu Path of
Jeffersonvilix, In A, March 2ft The
tornado left Louisville about 8 o' :lock and
jumped to the Indiana line, apparently
crossing tha great Ohio Falls brdge. De
bris could be seen working np tl rough the
twisting balloon cloud, and few ; moment.
later it left the river a Dili cf foam and
struck tbe bridge. It just missed tbe house
of Mr. Lyon. Tbe tornado ranged eastward
and almost completely cleared Front treet
of its residea-.-cs in a few seconds. :
Many Miraculous Escapes...
The wonder U that not a soul was killed
here. There were many hairbreadth escapes.
C B. Fimmons heard the roar and go up
to close the hall door of the parlor. To his
consternation it blew to splinters in hU
hand, aud when he turned around only the
hall remained standing of his handsome res
idence. His wife was found on top of the
ruins only slightly hurt.
It Dispersed the Odd rellow.
Tbe fstratiss house, full of guests, was
wrecked, but only the proprietor, Ed
Strauss, was slightly hurt, though covered
bv the falling wall. Excelsior encampment
of Odd Fellows was in session when the
tornado struck the building, and a panic en
sued, the members fleeing for life, followed
by falling roofs and chimneys. The wonder
is that not a person was killed.
Estimate of Loues The Injured.
Among tbe houses blown down were many
of the handsomest in the city, and the dam
ages in buildings and other property will
not be less than 500,000. At least 130
bouses have been wrecked, many families
rendered Lomeiets and some penniless.
The injured are: Miss Lellia Jewett, scalp
wound; Ed ishauiss, scalp and arm hurt;
John Cfl'mgs scalp wound, arm broken;
Mrs. C. B. Simmons shoulder dislocated; an
aged lady, name unknown, leg broken.
DESTRUCTION IN ILLINOIS.
Orand Tower and Metropolis Visited
I-lfe ami I'roperty Destroyed.
Grand Tower, 11L, March C9. About
4: Thursday afternoon a terrific cyclone,
half a ini.e in wi-lth, passed over the city
aud towns adjoining, laying waste every
thing iu it- path aud spreading death and
desolation in many houses. Grand Tower
escaped with only the demolishing of a
church. The worst of the storm was among
the homs of thj poor colored inhabitants.
whose shanties were not strong enough to
stani i .
Names of the Killed.
The following were killed: George Meyer,
a water-boy in a stone-qaarry, killed by fly
ing debris while on his way borne be was
IS years old ; John E. Bright, white, killed
by a flying p!ir.t-r, dying whde it was being
drawn from his h-ad; infant of Mrs. Jane
Carter, colored, killed by falling timber in
their home, which was demolished; Mrs.
Connor, white, a widow, supposed to have
been blown into the river.
The woun led number twenty-two, mostly
suffering with broken limbs. One family.
consisting cf Mri Fowler and three daugh
ters ail had iimls broken.
Hevy Loss at Metropolis
Metropolis, Ids., March i.). This town
was visited Thursday ly the most destruc
tive storm iu thi history of southern Illi
nois. The property destroyed will amount
to hundreds of thousands One peculiar
phenomenon was w itnessed. As the cyclone
reached the liver it rebounded ani in rising
from the river a column of water followed
the cloud iu the air for 300 feet. The col
umn of a a.-r as it stretched from the river
to the cloud was witnessed by hundreds of
citizens who watched its approach with
blanched faces. It seemed as if tbe river
bad been t up perpendicularly and
stretehei from the cloud to the earth.
The river front was struck with
blow that could be heard for miles
Revolts of tho Shock,
The risult of the shock was the utter de
struction of IV) buildings, among them the
First National Bank building, two-story
wagon factory of O. C. Whitman, the jail
and city building, Colby & CopeUuJ's liv
ery stable, warehouse of John tsaepard, the
Congregational church. The Baptist church.
Empire flmr mill, and the Julian hotel,
owned by Jude McCartney.
Only Two Persons Killed.
Up to last ev?nin6 only t wo persons were
reported dead, one of a bom was kl led out
right and the other died yesterday, from in
juries receive!. our or Uve others were
keriously- Injured and about thirty-five
slightly hurt Among tbe seriously hurt is
J. L. Glav-s, proprietor of the stone factory,
who was buried in the ruins of his office with
two other men, who escaped with slight in
juries The Tempest at Little Prairie.
Nashville, Ids., March 29. About i
o'clock TViurslay night a courier came in on
horseback from Little Prairie.sil miles south
of this citv with the news that tbe storm
bad done fearful d image in that settlement
and that medical aid was urgently needed to
aid the wi.ii-i lvl. AH the physicians in this
citv iiiimiHiljitelv left f;r tbe scene. In f
ramus oi atnc.it. lour runes long by three
wide not a housj was left standing In its
original position. Fifteen houses are com
pletely demolished iu Llttie lYairie alone.
I lever, Tenons Mortally Hart.
The list i.i victims so far as ascertained.
Is as follows: An unknown Polish woman,
kill I; James Muukins. fatally injured;
Henry Taylor, can not recover; Mrs. Henry
lay lor, rrusbui Ly a tinibr, will die; Miss
Maggie Simmons back injured, can not sur
vive; J. C. Butler, internally injured, will
flie; Frei Krum, head crushed, mortally
m-ounjiHi; josepn fc.rusn, tatauy injured n
bead; David Smith, crushed ty a falling
tree, will die; Mary Smith, littla daughter
af David Sxdth, fatally injure! in her
atber's arms; John Krum, cut oa heal, wil;
Besides tbe above six others were mare or
'.ess seriously wouude t.
From Oilier Illinois Points.
News has just been brought in from Oak
Jale, a vil jig a in this cmnty about nine
miles southa-jst of "hire, Ihst twenty-five
nouses in that iiumemMe vicinity and in tba
town were j artially wrecked, with some
few completely down, but no one hurt to
any great extnt.
Near Murphysboro Mr. Linsley's dwelling
was literally blown to j-iecex. his child killed
and his wife dangcrouslv injured.
At t."arlo,ti!:i!- the banking house of W.
W. Wicks a uro.ifed an i several bouses
more or less damage I.
Cou'.tervii!-was via-tad ly a devastating
cyclone. It came from the northwest and
seems to have split iu two before reaching
-be town, one-lia f going east and tbe other
aalf almos thr:u i the center A number
f houses were recked.
RAVAGES IN TENNESSEE.
)ver a Store of Casn titles and Heavy Lost
Nashville, Tenn., March 29 The storm
to this section of the state was the severest
known in many years, and dispatches re
ceived from various points tell of frightful
havoc. Tbe damage done in Nashville was
not serious, although a very strong gale pre
vailed for nearly two hours, but surround
ing towns suffered greatly. Scores of pri
vate residences and business houses were
blown down or partially destroyed, and
some were consumed by flames originat
ing from lamps that bad been overturned.
The Loss of Life.
Report are received of tbe killing of t wo
persons at Fayettevil'.e, with eight severely
hurt; four persons injured at Fosterville;
four killed and two badlv wounded at Gal
latin; three burned to death at Be J view.
Ky., one killed at Knoxville, one at Ro-
gana, and one killed at Hartsville, Tenn..
and one killed at Kelly's station, Ky. Two
were wounded at Huntsyille, Tenn., and
Caledonia, Ky., respectively.
Several Towns Wrecked.
The beet portion of the town of Fayetts-
ville, Lincoln county. Tenn., was almost
entirely destroyed. The storm struck the
town of Rogana, a few miles distant from
Gallatin, witb terrific force, blowing away
every house, witb one exception. House
hold goods and portions of buildings
are scattered far and wide. Ail
bouses beyond Bledsoe - up to Enlia
Macon county, have been blown into atoms.
Fully 100 people are crippled in that section
and are under the car of doctors. Men,
women, and children are in a terrible con
dition in that section. The destruction to
farm property is enormous.
Ftrnck the Town at Mldalgbs.
Chattanooga, Tenn., March 29. Report
torBJldo GraysvCl G,, town
eighteen miles south of tuts town, ThurJa
u'ght. suortlv after midnight The people
were sleeping, and were t erribly frightened.
Th roof was blown off the Ursr figuring
nulls. Two boiin belonging to John Woods
,.i..m4 iT T Wilson were .Moan down
Several uarrow escapes are reported.
tuu It is imnossible to 'earn
anybody has been kiileJ-
The Bed Cross to tbe Hesrue.
Washisotos ClTT, March 29. Miss Clara
Barton, o! the Red Cross society, called at
the White House yesterday and informed
tbe president, who is the ex-ollh-io chairman
of the governing board of that organisation,
that it was her inteution to start for Louis
ville and the devastate t district at once to
giro what aid she could to the sufferers from
Thursday night's disaster.
Little Dam ace at Cairo.
Cairo, Ills. March ?J The ga'.e here
Thursday night on the river sunk several
shanties and fish boats on tbe Ohio river
and rendered navigation almost impossible.
In tbe city it blew down one frame house
from its foundation into the water. No one
was hurt Tbe gale blew at the rat of sisty
miles an hour.
Harm Done at New Albany.
Locisville. Ky., March New Al
bany, from her situation under the shelter
of the Silver hills whtch protect her on the
west and north, escape I all damage beyond
the blowing over of a few sijHis and break
ing the moorings of several oal boats tliat
were landed along tbe shore.
DEVIL SH DEED OF BLOOD.
A I'iemrsh South Dakntan Attempts a
Minneapolis M.iui., siarrt A e-
cial to the Tribnna front Fauiton, 8. I)
says: E. Eckert, a resident of this county
living flit vn miles northwest of here,
stabbed bis two sons and cut his wife's
throat eariy yesterday morning. He was in
custody of thj sheriff at this pi ac, having
been bound over by Jus'ice B'ih to answer
the charge of attempt to kid a neighbor
about a week ago. Hb family testified
against him at the preliminary examination.
Tbursd.tv night h escaped from the sheriff.
and went directly home w ith the intention
of kiiliug off the entire familv. After com
mitting the deed he fled and Sheriff Cham
berlain is in hot pursu t it is not stated
whether the victims will die.
Dies Moixes, Is, March 'f. The senate
committee on cities and towns yesterday
afternoon sgred by a vote of 5 to 4 to rec
ommend for passage tbe Democratic caucus
icense bill to regult- the sain of liquor.
The committee stands politically five Repub
lican and four Democrats but Senator
Lawrence voted with the Democrats The
senate pharmacy committee also agreed to
report a bill which, if enacted, will liberal?
ize the pharmacy law. It so changes tbe
statute that druggists will n..t be r -q iired
to obtain signers to a petition upon which to
base their application for a permit. The
school book question was postponed in the
senate until next Fridav.
The business of the houa was largely
taken tip aith the passage of I ilU of a purely
local character. The bill prohibiting fishing
in tlie lakes or streams of the state bv othr
means than book and line was passed,
slik MrDonald's Wife.
Chioaum March 2l) Th divorced a ife
of M. I . ?cl).mald. af:er various trials and
tribulation? an 1 nn alsnce of ei -ht months.
has retn-TieJ to 1 hicago. Her avowed rea
son for returning was not to see her former
husland. but sh declared she was drawn by
motherly instincts and affection to the side
of her youug children, wh m sh deserted
for the priest Sloysant soma time ago.
aud for which adventure JU LMnaM recently
secured a divorce.
A Hsavv Oale at Kiio4tllle. lud.
va.yvillIl, Ind, March The gale
fhuri4y -lU'.t Uegaa in this viciaity about
6.30 p. ui. aa l continued all niht with
slight abatement. The damage herd was
not very gr-at, otue houses bemg ir.ore or
less wrecked sat a wharf b: aula coal
bareesunt Canm and Nsshnlle, I lis., are
report! a ba-'.ly damped. It is reported
that a train ou the L-wisvillj & Nashville
road at Sebree, Ky., was '.down tra.u the
fracit and two persons iililtsd.
ALONG THE RAILWAY LINE.
A Scene of Wreck and Knio . freak of
Cincinnati, March ST.-Conductor K. B,
Holbom.of tbe Louivitlcand Nashville trsin
which arrived at IUi yetTlav morning,
aid to a reporter : "Ail ulong the line com
ing out of Louisville ttilegraph poles, wires
snd timber are scattered in all directions.
We were delayed for that rea-son. At l.a
Orange, twenty-seven miles from Loui-ville.
there is much damage doue. At Kmineuce,
forty miles southvt of Iouiilie, several
persons were killed The whold country
coining out of Imi iiie i one ni.is of min
gled i-oles. ti'iilnrs, tr-'es and other d dins.
Port Royal, Henry ci.un'v, fettv miles from
Louisville, i reported a? 11: . ntirely de
molished. Vomcc of mn Insurance loltrv.
"At Pendleton, thirty-three lr' m -ui
viile, a $ irt.OuO insuiance policy a .is found
hung on al. i'h near the railr.a l trark
Tbe policy belongel to a mau in L niUvill
and had been blown nil th.i way lvm the
city. All sorts t t !othinr, pieces of tini
tiers an 1 debris ot all sorts nerv "Watteit-J
along the line"'
Thi Wreck uf a Mret t ar.
D. L. Ixw-kaood, tetcgAi;mater of the
aaam train, was iu the torn ido 1 o He
said: 'T was rtiling in a strwt cur on Jeffer
son street, l-tt-n S-vt-nth and E ghth,
when Ihe turnado tru'k the car. A heavy
telegraph joU Wuwn across the car,
mashing it, and nearly kiiline a lidy jwis
wnger, whom I oarii-d in my arms to a
place where meiical ai l couid be had. 1
was utiiii jured, but the poor car-driver wa
blown away and n-ver heard of or s.rii
since. It was an awful ight."
A K spent-ii re In a Mliiilpool
Denver, Colo., March 'JO. Lieut. Stunt.. n
has returned from his survey of tiie lirand
canon, having leen the aecond turn: to make
the perilous trip. lie says a railroad through
the canon is entirely practicable. I let ween
tbe bead of the Colorado river and the end
of the Grand canon he passed over rapids
and in one of thetn his boat was cajisized
in a whirlpool, and be himself drawn down
ward into what seemed to be a lottomles
river. He finally came to the surface fifty
feet from where hs went down, and was
rescued by his men.
Rascn ut Kisliteeii .Men.
Chicago, March Eighteen men were
rescued yesterday from the. crib over tba
middle caisron to tbe Ir.ke tunnel, two and a
half miles out in the lake, by the Chicago
life-saving cetv and win tugmen. Tba
house had been battered by the naves and
tbe men were in danger of being swept
away, having been in their perilous position
a great portion of Thursday night aud yes
Conflrmtd by tba Senate.
Washington Citt, March S Tbe senate
in secret session has confirmed the nomina
tions of VV". A. Van Buren, marshal for tbe
eastern district of Michigan and S. P. Hsr
oer, me ter of the mint, Denver, Col The
nomination of Max Procht to be collector
for Alaska, which has been hung up in the
commerce committee since Dec. I", was re
ported to the senate favorably.
The Chicago Refinery Kiplo!o.
Chicago, March 29. The total uutuber ?f
Uvea lost by the explosion at the Chicago
Refining company's starch bouse Thursday
is nine, as follows; August Thieman, Frank
Waliich, Mike Hrer. Henry Hobbaldt,
Albert Heas, John Otto, Morns Plynn, Fred
Qrof, and Albert Witzse. Eighteen others
were severely burned ani 3theri In
jured. " -
Pretty Good Sort ot Consolation.
London, March 29 The Telegraph, con,
meriting on the disaster at Louisville and
elsewhere on the Ohio river, says: "It U our
sole consolation that we can at least give
our money to help tbe ruined and homeless."
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
.A.T jPOjPUJljA.II, PRICES.
Is always to be found at
Robt, Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
"Its the best Shoe for
He Who Looted the Treasury
A Enor.TAGE OF $127,000 FOUND
Tha Suspicious Predicting That the Steal
Will Kua I p to Half Million 4a
Affection for tha I net Main but I
cinatliif Gaate of Poker tilvec as the
Causa ot Such a lllg 'IHow In" "mc
Baltimore, March It is now rertaia
that a very large portion of ti e $X.(sjj
coupon bonds held by Treasurer Archer for
the state have been deposited by him for
collateral for private loans. The legislative
committee which was appointed Wednesday
night came to Baltimore yesterday aud ex
amined the box in tha Safe Deposit com
pany's buddiug lu which ihe securities Were
kept They were met by a committed of
the state treasurer's bomlaiuea.
Some t'gly Rumors 4ou brme.t.
The investigation was couducted witn
tlie utmost privacy and at Its conclu
sion the committee returned to Annapolis.
Ugly rumors began to l circulated so u
afU-rwar-1, however, which were borne out
by tbe report male last night to tbe legisla
ture. This was to the effect that the short
age thus far discovered amounts to tfJT.lXA).
As the books of the defaulter have not yet
been examined the full -xteut of the deficit
not known. Well-informed men now say
they would not be astonished if u I sequent
inquiry should show that f V"O.U"0 is miss
ing. He ria.verf High at Toker.
Gradually circumstances are coming to
light that indicate where tbe money has
gone. It was generally supposed that Mr.
Archer bad alssolutely no vices. It would
stnn, however, that he was very'fonlof
puker and would occasionally fly h.s kite
very hi;h. A well-known Baltimt fe l uiT
ns mau saw him lose tU at Annapolis a
little over a week ago. It is also state.! that
after Archer returned from congress be hal
absolutely no Income, bis bw practie - hav
ing been shatter I, but tliat be has never
theless kept up his home establishment sine
in the accustomed way. His salary of 2.500
as state treasurer is regard-jd as baring been
insufficient to mt his domestic exensea.
He was also quite free in giving money to
men who bad done (miitical work.
Snrprised Archer's Friend.
The announcement create I an iuteuse sen
sation, as Archer's fricu Is hvl supp wed the
amount of bends taken would not exceed
f6.tW or MJU. Comptroller IUnglunaii
has learned that Archer has lost l.irg. sum,
at poker, and will probably bring suit for
recovery against a numin-r of promineut
men who hare be rj Archer's croiii.-s and are
suppose-1 to hare received their winnings
from the state's funds. Mr. Bsughman says
the public will be surprised when the names
of these men are revealed
This powder never vsrlaa. A marvel of narltr
strenffta ana wnoieaosaaesa. Mora ecooomica
thea tbe ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold la
compentkm wita ihe maltitade of low test, short
weigh anus or prpaoapaata powders, sotd anlm
aoaa. Botai. Baarjia Fowoia Co., 10 WaQ
bt-t Xi. T
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
EVER OFFERED IX THE TRI -
Indies' 12.00 Kid Button Shoe railed
the money in the city.
1622 SECOISTD JLVEISTTJE.
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll Busies, Bojs' Express Wagon. Base Balls and BaU, Rubber Balls, etc.
Also s foil line of
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Writing Paper. Tablets. Ink. Slates. Lead and Slate Pencils, Etc.
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
The latest design of tl.e long series of ALADDIN Stores. This Is beautiful In
its ornamental ion. novel in many of its features is bound to he a good seller Be
sure and examine this stove and Icarn its good points for after sr eine it xoii wil'
buy no other- . :
I have of course a ur.ply of ihe cU t.rated ROUND OAKS This has beta
so popular that ,t .being copied as far as tl.ey dare oT unscrupulous parties, but
don t be 1eo ived-huy the Round Oak -made by P. D. Beckith. I am the so'e
u.piib u wcu bb uuar
Cor. TLird avenue
-J. W. JOKES-
Iea!er la Sew and
Second Hand Goods
or evekt DEscmpnox.
The hU'he trito taid f.ir faoA of anv k.n Y. WiU trade, s 11 or buy Sbrthli,.
No.4l5l2 Secur.4 A?ecUtS
J". lL. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
HABOFACXVaZR OF CB&CKERS A0 E1SCTJITI.
Ask your Grocer for them. Tbey are beet.
ajsrsperlaltia; The Christy "0T8TIR" and the Christy "WAFEE."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
A, J. SMITH & SON,
And Japanese Mattings.
compare largrst stock of Carpeting, MaUincs and
A. J. SMITH & SON,
1S5 and ia7 wttX xwrd 8tree Opp. Masonic Temple. DAVINPORT.
Avenue, Dealer in-
ut - siranie goods. Hardware, etc
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
and Twentif th St., Rock Inland