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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, JULY 1, 19Q.
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VTUESDAT, JULY 1, 1890.
i:moi itATii; ticket.
For United State Senator Jon M. Fa in KB
ror Htata Treasurer Edward h. Wilson.
ForBupt.ot Public Instruction.. ..Hknrt Kaab.
ForTrnstees Illinois . 0 Hktaht.
University f N- W- '"AH5t.
University, j ....Richabd D. Moboan
BOLT BUCOLIC BILL.
Henry County Refuses to Aecept
SO (HOKE IN SEVEN BALLOTS
raidrmoalan in the Kcpnbilean
Nenatorlal Convention at I'om-
bridge The Keprenentatlven oml
anted, hat aa Menntor Vet.
Special to the Aug in.
Cambridge. July 1 . In the absence of
the county committeeman, Judge Wait, of
. Oeneseo, called the republican senatorial
convention to order at 11 a. m. today.
On motion J. Wilkinson, of Oeneseo, was
called to the chair. C. F. Getjer. of
Rock Island, was' made secretary. Fred
Osborn, T. Murphy, A. F. Hollister, of
Rock Inland county ; L. H. Patten, C. V.
Dickinson, of Henry county, were made
a committee on credentials. The con
Tention then adjourned until 1 o'clock.
It was called to order again a' 2 p. m.
Report of committee on credentials re-
county; R. F. Beats, of Ilenry county,
were then reported for members to the
lower house, and declared the choice of
the convention. v Speeches were de
manded of both. Ballots were taken for
First ballot Rock Island county, 13
for Crawford; Ilenry county. 12 for A.
Murchezon, 1 for H. V. Fisher.
Second ballot Crawford, Rock. Island
county, 13; W. C. Stickney. Henry
county, 1; A. Murchezon. Henry county.
Third ballot Crawford, 13; W. C.
Stickney, 1; Murchezon, 12.
Fourth ballot Crawford, 13; A. Mur-
l. .a. xxr ft 1 .
tuc.uu, i; . yj. ouCKney, 1.
Fifth ballot W. F. Crawford, 12; II
Carse. 1; A. Murchezon, 10; E. Graves,
1; John G. Ojborn, 2.
Sixth ballot W. F. Crawford. 12. n.
Carse, 1; A. Murchezon, 8; Stickney, 2;
J. G. Olson, 3.
Seventh ballot W. F. Crawford. 13;
W.C. Stickney, 13.
At 5 p. m. the convention was still io
VVHERK THEY WEIIK HORX.
N atloanllty of the Pupil or the Itork
Ialaorl anile Mrhooln-.-Nomr F.n-tei-taining
Supt. 9. S. Kemble, of the Rock Island
public schools, has prepared an interests
in; tabulation of the nationality of the
pupils of the Rock Island public schools
From it the following figures are taken:
Building No. 1-Born in Rock Island.
356; in the United States outside of Rock
Island, 130; Germany. 40; Sweden, 18;
England, 4; Ireland, 3; France. 4; Bel
gium, 3; Switzerland, 1; Norwav, 1.
Building No. 2 Rock Island. 94; out
side of Rock Island in the United States,
44; Russia, 2.
Building No. 3 Rock Island, 150;
outside of Rock Island in Ahe United
States, 84 : Germany, 6; Sweden, 4; Eng.
land, 4; Ireland, 1.
Building No. 4 Rock Island. 160;
outside of Rock Island in the United
States. 92; Germany, 2; Sweden, 1; Eoe
Building No. 4 Rock Island lf)6;
outside of Rock Island in the United
StBtes, 92; Germany, 2; Sweden, 1; Eng
land, 1 .
No 5 Rock Island. 259;
of. Rock Island in the United
K; Germany. 18; Sweden, 3;
Mr, Wales. 1; Canada. 1.
an iio. i iincn isiana. zrz;
if Rock Island in the United
75; GeamaDy, 20; Sweden. 2;
i.l; Canada, 3; Finland, 1.
ling No 7 Rock Island. 97: out-
Rock Island in the United States.
fj, ierraanv. 4; Sweden. 9: Ire and. 3.
High school Rock Island, 110: out
side of Rock Island in the United Stales,
41; not a foreign born child in the High
Total Rock Island, 1434; outside of
Rock Island in United States. 664; Ger
many. 96; Sweden, 37; England, 9; Ire
land. 8; France, 4; Belgium, 3; Switzer
land, 1; Norway. 1; Wales, 2; Canada, 4;
Scotland, 1; Russia, 2; Finland, 1.
Of the nationality of the parentage of
the pupils, Mr. Kemble has prepared the
It Bhown that there are over
2,200 children attending the schools of
Rock Island, and of that number the fa
thers of but 973 are natives of the Uni
' States. A glance at the figures as to
' era and mothers from Norway
ten show thatthey are exactly
demonstrating that the
e not inclined to
"es in seeking
General Debate on the Election
BUEE0WS CLOSES THE LONG TALKS
Coleman or Louisiana Declare Against
the Measure Congress Fails to Get the
Appropriations Through on Time A
Statement or the Status or Itusinesa
Gome Figures from the Census Frank
l.awler's Latest Idea 'o Adjournment
Washington Citt, July 1. The treneral
debate on the federal election bill was
brought to a close in the house yesterday.
Herbert of Alabama opeiietl the finlit, anl,
referring to the reconstruction period, said
that the result had been that the negro
had been taught to distrust the southern
white man, ami during that period the
southern states had been represented in
congress by Republicans. Jn'ow they were
represented by Democrats, and hence the
necessity for a .national election law. If
the south were allowed to work out the
problemn for itself, the time would come
when the neftro, beina; educated as the
white man was, would be able to take care
of himself as a tax-payer and citizen.
This bill would have the effect of nrrnyiug
race against race again in the south.
Honk Ouotes Springer.
Houk of Tennessee said that it had lioen
his conviction since his earliest reading of
the constitution that it was a paradox to
leave to the states the control of the elec
tion of national officers. He quoted from
a report made by Springer in a contested
election case, in which lie claimed that
Springer luid down the exact principle in
volved in the pending bills. That the laws
of every stateof the Union should conform
to the law of the land. The objection to
the bill whs not th:tt the colored man was
black, but that he voted a Republican
Another Kepuhlican Opposes.
Coleman of Iiuisiann until that he was
a Republican both from convirtion and
from principle: a southern man by bitth,
education and association. He was ap
posed to lie etiifi-t ment of the federal elec
tion law at this f tmo, and, not tvit hstar.d
iug the fact that the promoters of this
measure aimed to secure the threat desid
eratum of a free ballot and a f.tit count,
H4-tLUik that this was a proper
time to make this pioilu-"l experiment.
He was as certain that tiouble all ! blood
shed would to low the enactment of the
legislation, and that the law would fail
in its purpose, as he was that he would
vote against it in this house.
An F.xpensive Political lllmxler.
A federal election law would lie an ex
pensive political blunder; the public
money could be used to greater advantage
in paying the honn t claims of the people
of the south, in reimbursing the deposi
tors of the Freedmens' Saving and Trust
company, in constructing levees on the
Mississippi river, and in educating the
children of the south, black as well as
white. Pass a federal election law and
the men now ready to separate from the
Democratic pnrty would get back into
what they were told was the white man's
party, rather than risk negro supremacy.
Harrow Closes the Oebate.
Finley of Kentucky. Waddill of Vir
ginia, and Hopkins of Illinois spoke in fa
vor of the hill, and Turner of O'-orgia.
Tracy of New York, Outhwaite of Ohio,
and Chipman of Michigan opposed it, and
then Burrows of Michigan rose to make
the final speech of the general debate. He
said that when the popular vote was tam
pered wilh representative government ex
isted but in name. If there was any
thing in the bill that overstepped
the bounds of the constitution let
it lie stricken out, but let all
stand together in maintaining a free bal
lot and honest count as the only tafety of
the republic He could forgive n mau
who, in the hour of passion, or in the hour
of revolution .tired on the fl.tg. but tiat
man who crawled to the ballot box where
reposed the latet born offspring of the
sovereign will and took its life was an
assassin. He wanted to pass a measure
which would proclaim to the people that
the government hail at last made true
the declaration of the martyred Lincoln
that this was a government of the peo
ple, by the people and for the people.
Congress Has to Provide for Failure to
Washington- Citv, July 1. The senate
yesterday again postponed the eulogies on
the late S. S. Cox, because of the ;ilsenco
of Voorhees. There was soie talk about
precedence in business, and Morriil said
he would call up the tariff bill at the earl
iest opportunity, but would not interfere,
with appropriation bills. The agricul
tural bill was pased, after amendments
appropriating ?ro,0ijt) for sorghum sugar
culture and $-J.',(X) for investigating the
habits of insects bad been agreed to. The
Idaho admission bill was then taken up
and Cullom advocated its passage. The
bill was then laid aside and the house
joint resolution continuing the annuil ap
propriations for thirty days where appro
priation bills have not been passed was
agreed to. The senate adjourned.
In the house I)ick"rson, successor to
Carlisle, presented his credentials and
took his seat. The debate on the election
bill was resumed, Hini general debate
closed, Biirrough of Michigan making the
closing sieech. Consideration of the bill
was then susended and a joint resolution
extending the appropriations for thirty
days, to provide for the failure of appro
priations to pass in time, was adopted.
The election bill was again taken up and
Lehlback offered an amendment to make
the law, us he said, uniform all over the
country. Before a vote was taken the
house took recess to 8 p. in. At the night
session the time up to adjournment at
11 :S5 was taken up with speeches for and
against the bill.
IT WILL PASS IN THE SENATE.
Bansoin Telia the House Democrats to
Beat the Election Law.
Washington Citt, July 1 "If you
don't want the national election bill to lie
come a law you must beat it in the bouse,"
was the word Senator Ransom of North
Carolina and his colleagues sent to the
Democrats in the lower branch of congress.
And he added this information: "There is
not a Republican senator who will .speak
or vote against it". This message was
sent in verbal form after the Democrats in
the senate had made sufficient inquiry to
lead them to lielieve that their proposition
to hasten adjournment by the speedy con
sideration of all other general measures if
the elect iou bill was not taken up at this
session would m rejected.
Why Ewatrt Is in Opposition.
For a while it looked as though there
would be quite a number of southern Re
publicans in the house who would vote
against the election bill, but debate thus
far has demonstrated that there will lie no
Iiepublic.au votes against it from geue.ral
principles, Ewart of North Carolina, it
Is said, opposes the bill not liccause be
thinks it unwise in any respect, but be
cause he regards it as an administration
measure and he imagines him.-.elf out of
joint with the administration.
Fatal Flectrlo Storm.
1 -This city and
y two per
THE CENSUS MONTH ENDED.
Superintendent Porter Congratulated by
Washington Citv, July 1. Yesterday
the period for taking the census ended.
By a coincidence it was also the birthday
of Superintendent Porter. Amoiig other
pleasant incidents of the day ni a letter
of congratulation from Professoi Francis
A. Walker, the superintendent o' the last
census. He expressed the opinion that
the census just closed was a great success.
Mr. Porter says that information received
from all portions of the country indicates
that the work has lieen going along, and
that there has been no serious h tch.
Ninety Per Cent. Completed.
Mr. Porter estimated that of tlie 43,000
enumeration districts into wl.ich the
country is divided, VHJ per cent. hve been
completed. The returns are no1, yet in,
even of the cities and towns where the
census taking practically was et ded the
18th of Juue. But they are retained by
the supervisors so as to make all tecessary
changes, and when fully completed are
sent to the census office, where the rough
count is in progress.
Some Figures from the Went.
Approximate figures from a number of
western cit ies and towns are as follows:
Illinois Bloomington, 80,000; Cairo, 14,
000; Decatur, 18,000; Galesbure, 10,000;
Quincy, 81,l; Springfield, 26,500." Indiana
Crawfordsville, 7,000: Evansvillr), 51,000;
Itidianapolis, 110,000; Madison, 9,400;
Richmond. 15.500; Terre Haute,
32,000, Michigan Adrian, 10.0CO; Bat
tle Creek, 15,500; Grand Rapids. tW.OOO;
ljinsing, 13,500; Saginaw, 50,000. Wiscon
sin Bay City, Si,20i; Eau Clair.!, 21,500;
La Crosse, 32,000; Madison, 14,000; Milwau
kee, 200,000; Oshkosh, 20,000; Rat Ine, 23,
500; Sheboygan, 18,000. Iowa Bin lington,
27.H00; Council Bluffs, 21.400; Davenport.
80,000; Des .Moines, 54,000; Keokuk, 14,000;
Sioux City, 33,000.
THE CONDITION OF BUSINESS.
A Statement Showing the Status of Ap
propriations la 1888 and 18! O.
Washington Citv, July l. The con
sideration of the national election bill was
suspended in the house yesterday in order
to enable that body to pass a joint resolu
tion providing for the support of the gov
ernment in cases where action on appro
priation bills has not yet been tad. In
moving the resolution Cannon made a
statement of the status of the appropria
tion bills, as follows: In the hands of the
president, 'ive army, military a ademy,
navy, pension and postoffice; agreod on in
conference District of Columbia; in con
ference diplomatic and consular, fortifi
cation -'gislative; passed senate yester
dayagricultural; tending in senate
river and harbor, Indian; in senato appro
priation committee sundry civil; not re
How They Stood in 18H8.
In response to a request by Dockery
Cannon stated that t he following was the
condition of the appropriation bil a, June
3u, ls.S inder Democratic rule in the
house): In the hands of the president
Indian, military academy, pensions; in
conference agricultural, diplomatic, dis
trict of Columbia, legislative, iKi-ttoffice;
tending in the senate army, river and
harbor; pending in .senate committee
navy, sundry civil; not reported to the
house fort ideation, deficiency.
Adjournment Itests with the Senate.
Washington Citv, July 1. Speaking
on the subject of adjournment. Speaker
Reed said yesterday: "The question rests
entirely with the senate. For tie first
time in many years the h .use is a lead of
the senate wit h the public business. We,
out on this side, could wind up i he ses
sion next week, but, of course, we shall
not lie able to do so." Xearly all senators
agree in thinking that adjournment can
not take place before August.
liaum Wants Nearly a Million.
Washington Citt, Julyl. Thei peakor
laid Ix'fore the house yesterday n letter
from the secretary of the treasury trans
mitting a letter from the commissioner of
pensions requesting an appropriation of
t'.ttl.wio for additional clerical force, which
he says will lie necessary for the prompt
executiou of the dependent tien-doi bill.
A Itusted ltase' Kail Club,
Washington City, July 1. The Wash
ton base ball club yesterday by it direct
ors made an assignment to A. W. Cole
man for the lienetit of its creditors. The as
sets of the club are practically njthing,
while its liabilities f.Kit up H3.0OI. The
salaries of the players have not been paid
since the lirst week in June.
The lieerease in the Debt.
Washington Citv, July 1. It is esti
mated at the treasury departmei t that
the monthly statement for June wi Ishow
a decrease in the public debt oi' more
World's Fair Matters.
Chicago, July . At yesterday'n meet
ing of the national commissioners of the
World's fair, a motion to create two man
aging officials was voted down, end the
action of Saturday in favor of a single
director general coi.ftt-med. A proposal
was received from Oeorge M. Pullman
offering a site for the fair near Pullman
containing 040 acres, but the commission
ers decided that they could receive site
proposals only from the local association.
The commissioners provided for toe ap
pointment of an executive commit e of
twenty-six and for seventeen other stand
ingjoommittees. At the meeting of the city con noil last
night the report of the council committee
on site in favor of the I.ake Front was de
ferred. The ltase Hall Players.
Chicago, July 1. The scores on the ball
field yesterday were as follows: League: At
Cincinnati Cincinnati 6, Brooklyn S; bat
teriesForeman and Baldwin, Terry and
Daly. At Pittsburg Pittsburg 4. New
York 7; bat teries Baker and I erker,
Welch and Murphy. At Cleveland Cleve
land 2, Boston 9; batteries Beatin and
Zimmer, Clarkson and Bennett. At Chi
cagoChicago , Philadelphia 4; ba tenet
Hutchinson and Kittredge, Smitli and
Brotherhood: At Buffalo Buff ilo 2,
Brooklyn 4; batteries Haddock and
Mack, Sowders and Daily. At Cleveland
Cleveland 14, New York 10; batteries
Bukely, (Irutier and Sutcliffe, and Crane
and Brown. At Pittsburg Pittsbt rg 19,
Boston 7: batteries Htalcy and Fields,
Kilroy and Kelly. At Chicago Chicago
7, Philadelphia 4; batteries Kinj; and
Farrell, Sanders and Milligan. -
Western: At Minneapolis St. I aula,
Minneapolis 8; at Milwaukee Des Moines
8, Milwaukee l.'t.
Failure oT a Lenlsr ille Firm.
Louisvilllk, July 1. Nathan Ben
singer, furniture and carpets, failed Mon
day. It was one of the best known 1 ouses
in Louisville, being established tv enty
five years. Assets unknown. There were
two houses in this city and soveral
branches in the state.
Fast Horses at Chicago.
Chicago, July 1. The winning. 1 orses
at Washington Park course yesterday
were: Inez, 1 mile, 1:43; Hindoo lass, 1
milo, 1:45)6 Orderly, mile, 1:08; Hypo
crite, miles, 8:04; Rimini, lmUa,
:4a; Wrorkmate, 1 mile, 1:42?: Hamlet,
ltf miles, 2:07.
Dudley Summoned to Teatify.
New Yop.r- Jnii.coi. W' w. n id lev
-has been summoned to testifv in the nit
of Talmadge & Martin against tho Re
publican league for $12,000, claimed to be
iiie for campaign printing.
4 Tiefuspd to Sign the 1 ;ale.
Pa.. Jo.iy, Fisl.back
T f iUaj.Iron com-
Caine's Experiment Likely To
Be His Waterloo.
NO FEILNDS i M0KG THE LEASEES.
Tories, Unionists and. - at a Rulers All
Ilowu on Him (ilaataSaaw. TV rites a Let
ter Against Hi in Lord Salisbury Glvea
Some Information About Heligoland
Why the Prison at Derry, Ireland, Has
No Chaplain A Piece of O'Brien's Wed
ding Cake on Kxhlbltlon.
London, July 1. Gladstone has written
to the Liberal electors of Barrow-in-Furness
expressing bis belief that the content
for that seat lies between Wainwright,
Conservative, and Duncan, Liberal. He
therefore advises the electors to support
Duncan, as votes cast for Caiue will only
assist the Tories.
A Chance for the Tories.
The prospects that the Tone will win
the seat are brightening hourly. Lord
Randolph Churchill has contributed a
large lnensure of assistance to the Con
servative candidate both by speeches and
advice to the election committee and will
probably make another speech in his fa
vor. Editor O'Brien delivered a speech
in behalf of the Liberal candidate, Dun
can, last night. In the course of his re
marks he dwelt upon what he called colos
sal assurance of Caine in asking the sup
port of the Lilieral electors while his
treachery to the Liberal party and his in
sults to its leaders were yet fresh in the
minds of the people. The Liberal-Unionists
also have been advised by their lead
ers to refuse him support.
CESSION OF HELIGOLAND.
A Liberal Lord Wants to Know, You
Know, and Salisbury Informs Him.
LoMHiN, July 1. In the house of lords
last night Roseberry asked whether the
government would assist the inhabitants
of Heligoland desiring to remain British
subjects to settle in other parts of Great
Britain, and also whether Germany's right
to fortify the island was restricted. The
cession of Knglish territory, he declared,
was contrary to English usage cries of
"hear":, and he hoped the government
would carefully consider the wishes of the
people inhabiting such territory.
The Premier's Ileply.
Salisbury replied that he was not aware
that Goschen, chancellor of the exchequer,
was in possession of funds that could be
used to settle the islanders in other parts
of the empire. He did not think such a
measure would be in conformity with the
wishes of the people of Heligoland. Ev
ery security had been taken to protect
their interests. The government had done
its liest to ascertain the wishes of the
islanders, although it is not taken a plebis
cite. The government had not suggested
any limit to Germany's right to fortify
TROUBLE ABOUT A PRIEST.
The Irish Troubled Iteeause There Is No
Priest in Ilerry Jail.
IiNIioN, July 1. Much feeling exists in
Ireland over the fact that there is no Ro
man Catholic chaplain in Derty jail. The
Rev. Dr. O'Doherty, the former chnplain,
was dismissed from hisotlice.it is claimed,
heeaused he refused to attend nn inquiry
held for the purpose of eliciting facts in
relation to the National league, the rea
son of his refusal Is-ing that such ques
tions ought not to lie addressed to him as
a Roman Catholic clergyman.
The Onveraineiit Thought Differently.
The government assumed that the qnes
tion did not involve any such violation, and
did not come within the scope of priestly
exemption, and removed Dr. O'Doherty
from his chaplaiuship. The vacar capitu
lar of the diocese upheld Dr. O'Doherty,
and has declined to appoint any chaplain
in his place. Consequently the Roman
Catholic prisoners) in the jail have been
without the consolations of religion for
several months. Balfour claims to have
niinimized t he evil as far as possible, by
sending the Roman Catholic prisoners to
O'ltrlen ICemembers His Itescner.
Kingston, tint , July 1. Hundreds of
Irishmen went to Maurice nogan's house
Sunday to look at a piece of William
O'Brien's wedding cake. Several years
ago when O'Brien visited this city, he was
attacked by a mob, and by strategy Ho
gan saved his life. Last Saturday Hogan
received a piece of O'Brien's wedlin cake,
sent with O'Brien's compliments.
Fire in a Minneapolis business block
Alouday caused a loss of $50,000.
It is stated that the plate glass men of
this country met in New York Monday
and organized a trust.
There were forty fatal dues of sun
stroke in Chicago in the forty-eight hours
ended at noon Monday.
The great distillery plant of the Allen
Bradley company, at Ixiuisville, Ky., was
destroyed by lire Mouday. Loss, $150,000;
Dock laborers in Chicago to the number
of Vial are ou strike for an advance of 5
cents an hour in wages, and all tha large
freight liodts are tied up.
The annual statement of the Chicago,
Burlington and Quincy railroad shows an
increase in net earnings of tl57,07o.85 for
May, and lis7,7IU.39 for the year ended
The Norwegian bark Nordcap was
burned at sea June , and lost six of her
crew of nineteen men. The others wera
brought to New York Monday by the bark
Jacksonville, Ills., is grumbling be
cause, although tha town is alleged to
have grown steadily since 1880, the census
enumerators have failed to roll up any in
crease of population.
The rescuing party at the Dunbar (Pa.)
mine areatill working to discover tha vic
tims of the recent disaster, but have not
yet reached the pit where their bodies are
supposed to lie buried.
John L. Sullivan says that prize fight
ing lias seen its ticst days in this country
and that the business is practically dead.'
lie will not fight again unless he is guar
anteed ngainst interference of tha law.
K. G. Schmidt, a wealthy German brew
er of Chicago, has gone on a European
trip, taking his niece with him and leav
ing his wife at home. He did not tell
Mrs. Schmidt of his intentions and that
lady is awaiting developments.
James M. Dutton, a Chicago citizen,
was awakened from sleep Sunday night
by a burglar alarm and fired through a
window at the supposed burglar. Tha
bullet enteicd the window of a neighbor
and killed the latter's daughter.
Eighteen men on the night force of the
Western Union at New Orleans have re
signed because of the heavy work without
pay that is imposed on them. They have
to work sometimes six hours overtime for
which the company refuses to pay eitra.
A well-borer named Starks has drilled a
three-inch hole into a cliff on tha Cumber
land river, near Franklin, Ky., and at th
depth of eighty-five feet struck a mine af
honey. Since the strike was made tons of
the sweet have been pumped out and
shipped to Louisville.
Mayor Peirce, of Hoopeston, IUs., says
that recent reports have done him an In
justice. He is under indictment for aU
Ing liquor without paying the special tax,
although he was elected mayor aa a
Prohibitionist. He says he only sold tba
stuff medicinally, and not as a beverage.
Two Counterfeiter Sentenced.
Si-risgfield, His., July 1. William
Kestor and Leigh Ottie Fisher, of Dan
ville, heretofore convicted of making and
passing counterfeit Coin, wppn rHtmt
sentenced by the United States court to
.e penitentiary, n,e former for one year
. folghteeAanomhsr'- -
Fiv Acres of Fire Destroys an
AND E0ASTS THE EE YOUTHS ALIVE
aWmarkable Origin of the Disaster Gas
Let Loose Quickly Ignites, Causing an
Explosion and a Terrific Conflagration
Three Boys Caught In the Flames and
Roasted While Running Away One Maa
Fatally Scorched and Two Others Seri
Louisville, July l A remarkable fire
broke out in the Standard Oil refinery, at
Fifth and C streets, yesterday morning at
8:45 o'clock, and in a short time five acres
of flame was licking up the valuable prop
erty. The refinery is on the east side of
the Ixiuisville and Nashville railroad
track, but the tanks are scattered along
it on both sides. On last Saturday a tank
of crude oil came in on a flat car from
Cleveland, and it was to be turned into
the refinery vats. Some of the workmen
thought the iron tank was too hot for
Buch a thiug to be done with safety.
After consultation it was postponed in the
hope that the weather would by Monday
grow cooler. It did not prove so, how
ever, and it became necessary to run the
oil out of the car-tank into another one in
Let Loose a Volume of Gas.
Inspector Skene took John Pettigo and
another workman, whose name could not
lie learned, with him and they climbed on
the car. They mounted the manhead and
were about to unscrew the cap when they
felt that there was a tremendous pressure
from the inside against it. At first they
decided not to open it, but they finally
changed their minds and did so. In an
instant there was a dull puff as the vapor
escaped, tilling the air all around.
Blows the Tank to Pleees.
The gas, as is known, is heavier than the
air, and it sank to the ground, spreading
out all over the locality, and moving with
the wind. Almost in a twinkling it reached
one of the sheds under which there was a
fire. There was a flash as the inflamma
ble vapor ignited, and immediately after
there was a tremendous explosion. The
tank was blown to pieces, and the hun
dreds of gallons of burning oil were scat
tered all over the great works.
Rapid Spread of the Fire.
A wall of fire 300 feet high and nearly
S00 feet long, moved with lightning rap
idity to the other buildings. In less time
than it takes to relate it, the canning
house, filled with thousands of gallons of
canned oil, the cooper shop, carpenter
shop, pump and engine houses, the tilling
and lubricating houses, the storage houses,
the paint and glue houses, and tJ0 feet of
platform were all ablaze and burned furi
ously. Caught in the Seething Flames.
At the first intimation of the existence
of the fire all the men who could started
to run. Johnny Kline, however, stumbled
and fell and his clothes caught lire. The
men bravely returned to his assistance,
but the fire that enveloped him could not
te extinguished until be bad been fright
Three little boys, Daniel O'Xeil, Andrew
and John McDonald, were walking along
the railroad track when the explosion oc
curred. They were slightly to the east of
the tank, and the wind blew the blaze di
rectly down upon them.
Horrible Hare with Dtiath.
Shrieking with pain, they impulsivuly
jumped backward and into the clear space
on the western side of the track. Their
clothes were on fire, and they ran down
the track with the bright blazes streaming
after them. As soon as lie bystanders re
covered from the horrified shock occa
sioned by their awful condition, they pur
sued the three boys Covering them with
coats, t hey soon extinguished the flames,
and laid them under a tree near by. When
an attempt was made to remove O'Xcil's
clothes great pieces of his flesh peeled off
his face and body at the slightest touch.
He was conscious, and never uttered a cry.
The List or Casualties.
The following is a list of the casualties:
Andrew McDouald, aged Vi, badly burned
about the breat and face will recover;
John McDonald, aged 14, literally roasted
alive, can live but a short time; Dan
O'Neil, aged 12, burned almost to a crisp,
and will die; John Kline, aged 22, fright
fully burned all over the body, ami can't
recover; Severen Skene, aged 41, terribly
burned, but will recover; J. S. Pettigo,
aged 45, badly, though not fatally burned
about the head and breast; Andrew Yon
kers, aged 18. slightly burned.
The money loss wili lie between $30,000
Met a Horrible Death.
PlTTSBlKiJ, Pa.. July 1. Stephen Fo
garty, a boiler tender at the Linden Steol
works, met with a horrible death yester
day. He was standing upon a ladder
making a connection with a steam pie
when a faulty steam valve hurst in front
of him. He was struck on the neck by
the valve and es api- g strain, and blown
about fifty feet. He was dead when picked
up. His head was almost severed from
the body. He was 40 years of ' age,
and leaves a widow with seven helpless
Their Mangled Itodles Found.
Martinsbiko, W. Va.. July 1. Late
Sunday night Israel Reiff, a well known
distiller, accompanied by James Auheney,
a farmer, left this place to drive home!
Several bonrs later the mangled bodies of
both were found at the foot of a high em
bankment. It is believed that they were
thrown from their carriage and killed in a
M ill Disfranchise the Blarka.
New Orleans, July 1. A compromise
has been reached in the lottery fight. The
house bill is to be passed in the form of a
constitutional amendment to be voted on
at the next state election in 18i2, but a
primary election is to be held before that
time, at which only whites shall vote on
the question of accepting or rejecting the
lottery proposition. If the vote is against
the lottery the company will withdraw its
offer and leave the state when its charter
Perhaps This One Will Stand.
Springfield, Ills., July 1. Ferdinand
Volbrecht, of Alton, has been re-iudicted
for aiding in the procuring of fraudulent
naturalization papers, and the cose will
be tried by the United States circuit court.
Judge Allen, of the district court.quashed
the indictments heretofore found against
the accused for the asm a offense.
Two Prominent Men Drowned.
MASRATo,Minn.,July 1. Hon. P. A. Fos
ter and Robert Lind, both prominent cltl-
ens, were drowned Sunday afternoon while
bathing. . Neither of them knew how to
swim, and it is supposed that one was
arowned while trying to save the other.
Foster was un ex state senator.
A Hoisd Month.
From Keokuk, la.. Democrat.
August, 1887, was a noted month
Rave extreme beat and extreme cold
results of which were disastrous to
public health. Cases of colic, cholera
morbus and diarrhoea were abundant and
there were numerous calls at the drug
stores for Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy. Druggists of
this city tell us that this remedy'has been
more frequently called for during the
past month than any other preparation,
and that it has proven a panacea for the
very worst cases. Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy is a mer
itonous medicinal preparation for al
summer comnlalnts for which it
- o . lllLU
mended, and grows in popularity in this
city and vicinity. The Bales are increase
ug rapiojy ana wonderful cures are
portrf-- Id bj Hart & Bahnsen.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890,
JlT POPULAR PRICES
Is always to be found at
Robt. Kiause's Clothing
The AinalKHm it,
PlTWH lii, P.. i .
tee representing ii;. i:-.
facturi-rs of Pitil. ,,1
represent ing tin u,
I S-ale Signed.
!' 1. The ci'.inmit-
1 and steel manu
.rid t he commit 'ce
;dny and the west-
'i-ale Willi sliKht
fd. Wink will go
1- rs earnings for
Francisco, and une-
. I Pacific receipts,
'i-tva- of ,.M,.c.,l
the net earnings
sse of 4.'t.iiii5.
lion, alter a fon
to an agrecmen
on the mills wi
The .4 1, In,
Bostov. Julv I I i.
May of the Atl
the St. Ixiuis and
half of the Atlai.i
were $:.7ul.Xi, ;i
over May of lai ;
were 1, 118,104. an
CHicoo. .Iiine S.
.;:nttms on Ilit- tkard
i:it -No. 2.1llK. Ojtetlisi
oiiened wr(C. lM-d
u;ie, oix-nci , rlio-e i
Followintt are tt,e
of trade tu-day: W i
SBC. c'o-e I Wi. :
cloned t7r; Deceit. 1'. r
Htn4c. Cm - So. -' .
34c; July, oriene.1
l 4'. close,! :-4 -; e- I
tember, netied at., I closed I'-'Ar. Ont
No. 2 .liny, opi nt-l nd rhwed Au
gust, Ofx-ned and r i .-.h 1 ft;H : !-riJteml r
opened aV'. closet ; 1
. Pork -Jtilv, ed
12.8il. closed 12.-.I. A
rline.l tl.'.:i; Sept. i,.l.
ifciipt. opened tli.M,
. nfienej $l.l."i closed
nlK-ne.1 Kiifl. closed
Live Mo. k I'nii
quoted as follov
al.iw and wenk:
grades, J.l .45 u 3 US
mixed Iota, ;14
1 k janl prices wi re
liopi Market o,-rt,-d
prt i-s .V- luwir: lijiit
farkitv' $-i 40J i.4.S
.ii' tiemvy )vkliiK 4 nil
shipping lots, 1 .
Cattle Market very low: lieeves,
$3.4llJ4.7lt; bulk, J4 . ; cows. fl..V:
storker and fie.tirs. f i.4iHi:t.?.i; Tex a
KTaasers, $!. 0 i:i ii Slip Hull: ahada
lower; mnttons. i ' i'i; stockera and feed
ers, $ .iat;i.a.o. ian.;, &.ym4.a.
Produce: Mutter Kitiest creameries, 131
L1V per lt ; tiu.-st il .irtcs. liWllc; packing,
stock. 4lv4t"c. lts Strictly teesh. llitll-fcc
per do. I'onltry- I'Hcken. SifB'vc r lb.;
turkeys, 8.-; ducks. &-. peese. (4-ait-Viti per
doe. i otmocs -On trm k Tennessee, .ft 6
iperbbl; sweet jiotxtoes, 1.50,4:1.74 ier bill.
Apples $4. tiu5.(i0 -r bbl. Strawberries ,5o
Niw York. June :-0
Wheat No. 3 red winter, !H4! rab; de
July, UeV; d A Uk-iisI, S ; do Septem
ber, S3e. Corn No. 2 mixed, 4P4C cash; do
July, 4II4C; do Aiit'iikt, 42c: do September,
4)4C. tats - Steady; No. 2 mixe-i, 1 ash;
do July, ?4--; do August, ;-'4c; do September,
ac. Rye Nominal. Karley Nominal. Pork
Imll; mens, i-i t.:i t 4.(. lia-guiet;
July. !Ti; August, fnlil.
Live Stick: t'attla'-r-Msrket firm at an ad
vanoe of 10c y lll tts tn all irradw: p hires! ta
beat native steers t4,5j jl lt s: Trxaas.S-.40 (
8.11; bulls and ry i jos. $i tv.tJt.'-V Sheep
and Lambs S'leep ruled dull: lambs a shad
firmer, sheep. Jt.-'.'n;5 j.5 V li fcs; lambs, $5.74
&".87l. Hotri - Miirkift stea ly; live bojjs, 3.tj
lil.nn y mi jr.,. j
Bay rpland prairie. tU Sft&ll .00
TImotny V 5c
Hay Wild, 110 Oil.
Corn Site .
0t Hon. lie
Ctrl Wood$3 8 .t
Ton can easily fi
pi the public eye if you
only have the dust
powder. Highest of
.- U. S. Government Bt-
A erear-' - 3
Tailor Made Clothing
OFFERED IN THE TRI-C1TIES,
115 and 117 West Second
-B. BIRKEN H'HJ.L'O.
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
SCHOOL ROOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
15? rtllRil Tl.e tti.v-t iVlirion in tl.e tri--lti.- made from 1 -i.r. .- ;
Ei.?" ff.raa Sl n"" 'l 'hi' l""l'lr Il:.v..i. in sny it v
I tV tJ 11 aV JC IWa m "'n l--;l Mi.Mmn pm.i to nip, 1 ire iii.u,,.,
fjartits, o.ial, etc.
. s m
H. SIEMON & SON,
Tin, Copper and Sheet iron
M. E. MURRIN,
Choice Family Groceries
patninaVe li: ,Mt W,
PRACTICAL STONE MASON
Will t.ike ror.tr.i. t? 1 r all kimla of work
en,l si.l.s 11 i:'i, t-'uaranteed.
J. T. DIXON,
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
. 1706 Second Avenue.
-CT. "W. 002STES-
Dealer in Xew and
-Second Hand Goods-
Of EVERT DESCRIPTION "
The higher Price 1 uJ for (food, of an, kind. Will irarf. . n' . "
No 1620 to 1626 Third a7en 1
where he woulJoe pleased to see his friends. '
r-All kind- "i untifc- eu aa Ale and rnrur ...
place in im niyv. lie ejou can get it. Uo U! "" drink "H.if.-,
No. 229 Twentieth Street, next U C.nnr.A ov, , .
BOOTS AND SHOES
Street, DAVENPORT IA-
Avenue. Dealer iD-
AVE., KOCK. ISLAND, ill.
avenue and Twenty-first St . Uak Islin J. f 1
prices. A share of public
Fifteenth St. and Fifh A
- - win I lU
-, u r ony anythliur.
..uw everr dn v ,n ."
ratUnT Ue'aer8 S""!- M
IB iue inwai nyie. Also renairln.