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TH!E HOCK ISLAtf D ARGUS, TUESDAY, JULY 15, 1890.
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Toesoat, July 15. 18fl0.
For United States Senator Johw M. rT.itK.
Vor State Tieasurer EnwARD 8. Wilson.
For Stiyt. of Public Instruction.. ..Hbnrt Haas.
, .... . John IIryaht.
For Trustees Illinois f fj. W. Orahah.
University, j ....Richard D. Moroan.
For State Senator R. H Hinman
, .... Gsokob W. Vikton
For Representatives )j0ii A. Wilson.
For Countv Jndi'e ViROn. M. Blanoinb
For (Vmnty Clerk Charlks Cbedti
For Sheriff C D. OoanoN
For Treasurer Gso. B. Bbownbr
For County Supt. of Schools. Ch.s. B Marshall
Democratic Congressional Convention.
The Democratic voters In the several counties
composing the Eleven'h Congressional District
are requested to send delegates to a Congressional
convention to be held at Monmooth, Illinois,
Tuesday, AvKnnt 5th, 1NOO.
at 11 o'clock a. ni., for the purpose of nominating
caudidate for congress, and to transact such
other business as may be presented for the con
alteration of the convention.
The several counties In the congressional dis
trict will be entitled to a representation on a basis
of one delegate for every 900 votes and one for a
fraction of 100 votes or over cast for Cleveland
and Thunnan in 138$, as follows:
Counties. Vole 1888. No. Del.
Rock Island SOU 18
Henderson JOT 4
w arren Sill 6 10
Hancock S'.lll SO
MrDonough 8125 16
Sehujler mi 10
By order of the Democratic Congressional Com
mlttee of the Eleventh congressional district cf
II Inois. J. W. PoTTEK, Chairman
Monmouth, 111., July 12, 1S90.
Two able and representative democrats
were nominated for congress in the First
and Fourth Illinois districts yesterday
W. G. Ewing and Gon. W. C. Newberry
The former is a prominen; attorocy of
Hyde Park, and the latter has served his
party conspicuously as president of the
Iroquois club and chairman of the Cook
county democratic central committee
He was also appointed by President
Cleveland to fill out the unexpired term
of Postmaster Judd, who was compelled
to resign by reason of ill-health.
The republicans of (he Eleventh Iowa
district have nominated Hon. George D.
Perkins, the accomplished editor of the
8ioux City Journal, for congress. If the
democrats have not yet held their conven
tion, why not nominate the Hon. J no
C. Kelley, of the Tribune. Mr. Kelley
baa succeeded in establishing a first-class
democratic newspaper right under the
Journal's dome, and in a part of Iowa
which the latter paper considered it had
the sole right to circulate. We take it
therefore that Bro. Perkins would find in
Bro. Kelley an opponent worthy of the
highest consideration in a political as
well as a business sense.
In speaking of George W. Vinton,
Esq., and his nomination for representa
tive, the Tri'City Iiutendent says:
Moline has not had a member of the
lower house of the legislature for these
many years since Hon. J. T. Browning
was elected. But this year we will have
a chance to elect to the house tn old and
highly respected citizen ot the city and
one that is in every way very well quali
fied for the position. Mr. Vinton was
born in Vermont and came to Moline
years ago, when be found employment in
the plow factory of John Deere & Co.,
where he remained for several years. He
is now engaged in the management of a
1 four hundred acre improved farm in Jack
son county, Iowa, where be has hogs and
cattle by the hundred being fed on grass
end grain grown on Ins farm. He also is
president ot tic BufBngton wheel factory
at Burlington which takes a great deal of
bis time. Mr. Vinton will prove a valu
able acquisition to the next legislature if
be is elected.
The publishers of the Des Moines
Leader have been arrested for alleged
criminal libel on the charge of Frank
Pierce, a constable, and well-known pro
hibition spy of Iowa. According to Bro.
Murphy, of the Dubuque Ttlegiaph, there
can be no foundation in the charge, as he
thinks it is impossible to perpetrate a li
bel on Pierce. The Telegraph takes up
the cudgel in defense of its Des Moines
contemporary in the following pointed
The alleged libel is embodied in an edi
torial published in the Leader on the 4'.h
inst, headed, "Pierce as a Reformer, "and
also in an article clipped from the Cres
ton Gazette. What these articles say of
Pierce we do not know, but whatever
their severity they have failed to ade
quately depict his meanness and infamy.
The English vocabulary, copious as it is,
is scarcely voluminous and flexible enough
to fitly describe bis character and conduct.
It follows.no matter what he may charge,
that the lender has not libeled him, for
neither our D:b Moines contemporary
nor any other journal can perform the
Impossible. Iowa has produced many
debased, unscrupulous wretches, but of
whom Pierce is the most contemptible,
It is creditable to the Leader that it has
incurred bis displeasure. "The vilhan's
censure is extorted praise."
Editor Murphy ought to come to Rock
Island and spend a few weeks bracing up
the backbone of the Unionin order
that it may not run away entirely the next
time a libel suit is brought against It.
Indorses the Heligoland leaL
BERLIN, July 15. Admiral Iteinhold
Werner declares the recant acquisition of
Heligoland by Germany to be of mora
consequence than the possession of terri
tory in Africa, inasmuch as it renders al
most impossible a blockade of the Ger
man North sea, and thus makes unneces
sary tho maintenance of a fleet in those
Robbed of 10,000.
Omaha, Neb., July 15. Mrs. Floretta
Russell, of Ottawa, Kan., who was on a
' visit to relatives in this city, was robbed
of an endorsed bill ot exchange for 110,
000 by John L. Rush and James Hogan,
who bad followed her 4era from Ottawa.
She has sworn out warrants for the arrest
of the robbers.
A Cold-Water Ticket for Gotham.
New York, July 15. The Prohibition
lata last nighLnominated a city and county
ticket, headed by W. Jennings Demorast
ior mayor, W. T. Wardell for comptroller.
Charles E. Manierra for district attorney
and Professor John McMuIlen for sheriff.
Sums Up the Lost in Xh in-
Fated Sea Wing.
THE ONSLAUGHT OF THE TEMPEST
Description of the Destruction of the
Doomed Steamer A Scene
of Awful Terror.
Nearly Complete List of the Drowned
Work of the Recovery of the Bodies
Going on Devastation by the Cyclone
In the Lake Region Near Ht. Taul
Eight Killed and Twenty-four Wound
edA Beautiful Region Laid in Waste.
Lake Cm, Minn., July 15. The excite
ment consequent upon the awful events
of Sunday night, as reported in detail ex
clusively by the United Press, has now
nearly subsided, and the scene of the
wreck of the steamer Sea Wing has a
place in history as the greatest catastrophe
that ever occurred in this vicinity. All
yesterday the rescuing crews were at work
on the wreck in the continued search for
bodies of the victims. Two small steam
ers attached lines to the overturned Sea
Wing, and succeeded in hauling her nearer
the shore, where during the day a corps of
volunteers, with axes and picks, succeeded
in cutting away all of the iuner walls and
partitions of the two decks of the boat,
leaving only the bare hull, which will
probably lie blown up with dynamite.
Seventy-one Bodies Recovered.
During the day the rescuing parties suc
teeded in taking seventeen more bodies
from the wrecked steamer which, in ad
dition to the fifty-two taken to Red Wing,
one picked up on the shore of the lake
near this city, and another a mile above
the wreck, brings the total number of
bodies recovered up to seventy-one. The
body picked up near Lake City was that
of a woman, as yet unidentified. The one
found above the wreck was that of John
Peterson, of Red Wing. All day the First
battery of artillery, X. G., S. M., from
bL Paul, wits firing over the lake at inter
vals of every tivo minutes in the hope of
raising some of the bodies, yet on the
bottom away from the direct vicinity of
Were the Steamer Officers Drunk T
It is now reported that the officers of
the ill-fated stearasr were more or leas un
der the influence of liquor when the boat
started on the home journey. The num
ber known to have been saved is now esti
mated at about seventy-five, whieh leaves
about 115 people thought to have perished
in the wreck. This number will undoubt
edly be diminished as full returns come
in of those who escaped.
The Loss In Lake City and Vicinity.
From all that can be learned the storm
did not seriously affect any other locality
than the vicinity of Lake City. Some of
the crops on the farms near by, which
were in the path of the hurricane, were
more or less damaged by wind and hail.
The damaze to buildings in Lake City
will probably not exceed $100,000 all told.
and may fall considerably short of those
figures. The bodies taken out yesterday
were taken to Red Wing by a steamer,
wnere tney were mentmea as last as
Almost Complete List of Dead.
Later. The following is a list of those
who were lost with the ill-fated Sea Win
It is not yet complete, as several bodies
have not been identified and some may
never tie seen again: Miss Katie Doley,
Miss Brenner, Kate Burkhnrt. Ed Chris
tophorson. Herman and William Hemp
pling and daughter, George Harrison,
Mrs. Sclinenberg, Mrs. Nellie Wethern
and son Bertie, wife and son of Cant.
Wethern; George Nelson, O. O. Andy Or-
sen Miss Nellie Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Uemptling. and daughter Lizzie; Cora
Johnson, Miss Dora Smith, Myrtle Mero,
Mrs, blawson, Sadie Person, Charles Din
slage, Mrs. Humbert, Arthur Hoglen,
Thomas Leason. liattie Sherff, Orion
Ozky, Annie and Frances Slider, John
Sliefler, wife and two children. Miss
Schurberg, two children of C. H. Rehder,
Mary Skoglnnd, Mrs. Minnie D. Fisher,
Mitm Annie Snyder, Mrs. Fred Scherpe
and daughter, Frrl Severs and
daughter, Fred Christ, Ira Dorlton,
a daughter of Capt. IJeats, Theodore Har
wedel, Charles Debslager, Julia and Ad
bI Persig, Fred Hartam, John S. Strap,
John Englubretson, Peter Gerkin, wife
and five children, Mrs. Blaker and two
children, John Bahrnes and wife, Addie
Wing and sister, H. Redlus and two chil
dren, Mamie Adams, Henry Stiflorly, Ka
tie Burkhart, A. O. Anderson, Herman
and Will Hipper, George Harris,
Milly Niles, Bierson Finley, Floy Smith,
Ira Fulton, a daughter of John Winters,
Alice Palmer, Annie Way, I'hcelie Dear-
son, C. Johnson, Miss Siebrasse, Thomas
Ieson, Kinma Nelson. Mrs. Merritt Green,
Mrs. Nelson, Frankle Staiger, Ida Severs,
THE STORY OF THE DISASTER.
Graphic Account of the Pestrnctlon of
the Sea Wing.
Lake Pepin is an expansion of the Miss
issippi river about thirty miles long and
averaging in breadth about three miles.
The Sea Wing was a stern wheel steamer,
and when she started home from the camp
with her load of excursionists the wind
was blowing half a gale, but was not
thought to be sufficiently strong to re
quire delay. The tempest descended just
as the vessel reached about the middle ot
the length of the lake, opposite Lake
City. It was not a cyclone, but a fierce
tornado that piled the waves mountain
high and rent the forest on the shore with
a portentous crash that carried dismay to
the crowded boat andjarge.
The Pilot's Despairing Cry.
At the same time a pelting shower of
hail began, beating mercilessly the tin
protected crowd in the barge and driving
the party on the steamer to the seclusion
of the cabin. By some fatal error the cab
in doors were locked and the affrighted
crowd of women and children left to their
fate. The storm rose with greater power
and the wind gained force every second,
but the crowd stood pale and silent until
suddenly a voice broke out: "We're lostl"
It cume from a pilot and seemed to braak
the spell. The scene that followed was
one of frenzy, fear and despair. Cries,
sobs and shrieks broke from every part of
the boat, and by common impulse men
and women sank to their knees and prayed
People Til own from the Deck.
After cutting loose the barge with
thirty persons on board, the captain or
dered the pilot to run for the shore. The
moment the bow was turned toward the
east the wind caught the fated craft amid
ships and whirled it clear around. It
righted and seemed safe, ' but even the
howling ot the storm was lost in the wild
and despairing shrieks that came from
the doomed passengers. Women clung to
each other and to their ohildren, and the
shrill treble of their cries caused renewed
terror. The wind was blowing a hurri
cane. Men on the upper deck could hard-'
ly hand on, and two women had their ex
hausted hold torn away and were aweptoS
Into the boiling waters astern.
A Lull Before the Horror.
A little lull came, and then a wilder
burst of the storm. The bow of the Sea
Wing was lifted in the air. The broadside
of the vessel caught the force of the gale.
and the boat Was lifted almost bodily out
of the water, inverted, and dashed down
again. The upper works were smashed to
splinters, and then crushed beneath the
weight of the hulL Scores of women and
children sent np a last agonizing shriek of
terror and despair as they were hurled into
the water, the greater, portion of them be
ing carried underneath by the suction,
from whence there was no possibility of
swimming out. Tb water about trie '
capsized boat was soon dotted with the
heads of the stronger swimmers, and in a
few momenta some twenty-five or more
were safely lodged on the upturned bot
tom. The second upturning of the steamer
and the final rescue of the survivors was
told in these dispatches yesterday, and
there is nothing of ir terest to add. The
storm was over by 9:30 p. m.
IN THE LAKE: SECTION.
Three More Dead Iteported at Kohl-
man's and Lake Gervatse.
St. Paul, July 15. The once beautiful
stretch of country lying between Gervaise
and Vandvies lakes presents a scene of
desolation. It will 1 years before the
havoc wrought by tl e storm can be re
paired and its traces. obliterated. Scores of
farmers have lost not only their homes,
barns, and cattle, but their growing crops
in every direction, and are left absolutely
destitute. The country immediately ad-
joing the lakes was a perfect park of
beauty, adorned with beautiful cottages
and handsome grounds, but is now worse
than a wilderness. At Kohl man's hotel
the scene was especially terrific There
the Good, Schurmeier, and Mulaney cot
tages were swept away and most of the
Additional Dead and Injured.
The total number of dead is now known
to be eight, the three additional victims
being J. II. Schurmeier; Jack Burch, of
St. Paul, and Martin McKamee, a farmer
near Little Canada. Neither the body of
Mrs. Schurmeier nor that of Charles
Schurmeier has been recovered. The in
jured number twenty-four, but few being
seriously hurt as folio vs: Swan Peterson,
Carrie Meist, Mrs. Ceorge Miller, Mrs.
Hub C. Schurmeier, ars. Pfaefle, female
servant of J. H. Sch irmeier, and C. M.
Mullane, the latter tving both legs and
President Harrison lias signed the silver
The 101st anniversary of the fall of the
Bastile was celebrated in Paris Monday.
The nsw Croton aqu tduct at New York
was opened Monday. It will cost t35,
000,000. A Swedish bark is in quarantine at Mo
bile, Ala., with two esses of yellow fever
It was reported in London Monday that
Gladstone was ill, but the report turned
out to be a hoax.
Judge Schley, of Baltimore, has decided
that playing txtll on Sunday is work and
must be stopped.
Four glass factories are in process of
erection at Streator, Ills., involving an
outlay of 3ou,000.
Three miles from Msxton, N. C, Sun
day, Simon Ward, a n gro, cut his sweet
heart's head nearly off Cause, jealousy,
The Universal Pence Congress was
opened at London Monday, with Mr.
David Dudley Field, of New Vork, in the
War is almost certain between San Sal
vador and Guatemala, Central America.
San Salvador has been declared in a state
The total number of bodies recovered
and identified at the tcene of the Tioga
explosion, Chicago, is twenty-one. Five
other men are still misting.
Suit has been entered at Washington
City by J. E. Reubsen. to test the validity
of the will of his wife who left $10,000 in
trust to have her grave kept green.
The Democrats of th First and Fourth
Illinois congressional districts (Chicago)
Monday nominated as candidates W. ti.
Ewing and Gen. W. C. Newberry, respec
tively. Hugo Bludslee, 55 yers old, and his two
sons. Max and Hugo, 12 and 8, respective
ly, were fatally wosisded at a North
western railway crossir g in Chicago Mon
R(jv. Washington Gladden, of Colum
bus, O., preached a sermon Sunday, advo
cating the disfranchisement of the illiter
ate, and indorsing the suppression of the
negro vole in the south.
A New York man mined Stevens, who
wears a couple of wooden legs, utilized
them Sunday to stainjt the life out of a
spotted adder five feet long, which was in
the act of striking at ltri while he was
walkiug in the woods.
The Salvation Army people arrested a
few days ago at Kau Claire, Wis., were
tried Saturday and the trial resulted in a
disagreement of the jury. The Salvation
ists were released pen Jing a new trial.
Sympathy of the public is with them.
At a church pic-nic at Solon, near Iowa
City, la., Sunday, the eople drank water
from a long unused we; 1 and in an hour
the whole party was UDder the dining ta
bles writhing with pain. Doctors relieved
the sufferers after a fev hours' work and
no case was fatal.
The National tall Game.
Chicago, July 15. Following are the
scores made on the baso ball field yester
day: League: At Boston Boston 17, Cleve
land 8; batteries Nichols and Bennett,
Boutin and Zimmer. At Philadelphia
Philadelphia 17, Plttslurg 1; batteries
Vickery and Clements, Hurd and Decker.
At New York New York 1, Cincinnati 8;
batteries Rusie and Clark, Foreman and
Harrington. At Brooklyn Chicago 3,
Brooklyn 10; batteries Lubie and Kit
trldge, Loveit and Daly . ,
Brotherhood: At Boston Boston 13,
Buffalo 2; batteries Gu mbert and Swett,
Haddock and Mack. At Philadelphia
Philadelphia 13, Chicago 7; batteries
Bufllnton and Mailman, Baldwin and Far
re 1. At New York Cleveland 10, New
York 5; batteries Grub er and Sutcliffe,
Keefe, Crane and Ewin,,. At Brooklyn
Brooklyn 6, Pittsburgh ; batteries Wey
hing and Kinslow, Galv n and Carroll.
Attendance yesterday was as follows;
League, 5,237; Brotherhood, 6,552.
Western: At Minneapolis Denver 5,
Minneapolis 9. At Des Moines Omaha
10, Des Moines 4
The Cloak-Makers' Strike,
New York, July 15. At yesterday's
meeting of the cloak-makers and their em
ployers the two points at issue were fur
ther discussed, and tho one concerning
pay for time lost by the strike was settled
by a concession in wages sufficient to make
np the loss in time. The other point, the
discharge of non-union men who had taken
strikers' places, was not quite settled, but
it had practically been agreed that the
non-union man should le induced to join
the union and take their chances of con
Done by a Mlsplaeed Switch.
Richmond, Va., July L'i. An east-bound
passenger train ran into a freight train at
Gladstone, 120 miles went of this city, on
the James river division of the C. and O.
railroad, Sunday, killing two men and in
juring four others. The cause of the acci
dent was a misplaced switch. The killed
are Fireman W. B. Holt, of Richmond,
and a negro tramp who 'vaa riding on the
trucks of the baggage tar. The injured
were only slightly hurt.
Sweden Remembers Finland.
London, July 15. Considerable feeling
is aroused in St. Petersburg by the state
ment ascribed to the kii g of Sweden that
while in the event ot a war betweon Ger
many and any other povrer he would re
main neutral as long as ;ioasible,be would
fight, if compelled to tidce part, on the
side of Germany. This is regarded as a
declaration of hostility toward Russia,
whom the SWedes have t ever forgiven for
the annexation of Finlafl i
No Cholera at 'Valencia.
LondoV, July 15. Tlie Madrid corre
spondent of The Times .telegraphs that
there is no truth in the reports that chol
era prevails in the city of Valencia. Not
a single case, be says, of the disease now
exists in that city, and there is not the
slightest evidence of the panic which has
been represented to exist there. '
A CHECK ON TALK.
Senate Republicans Borrow a
Point from Reed.
PEOTOSED CHANGE IN THE RULES.
A Decisive Majority' of the Caucus la
Favor of Passing the Kleotlon Law
Law Private Claims Not la Good Look
This Session Theatened Strike la Tho
Record Office Senator Sherman to Re
tire from Publte Life OOtcial Notes.
Washington City, July 15. The cau
cus committee ot Republican senators
acting under the instructions ot the
caucus has agreed upon a form of change
in the rules, under which debate can be
limited in the discussion of the federal
election bill. The rule to be proposed
will limit debate when a sufficient num
ber of the majori y of the senate conclude
that it has proceeded far enough, and a
time will then be fixed for taking a vote.
The Democratic senators say that the
fight Tn the senate will be made on the
proposed change in the rules.
The Change Proposed to the Caucus.
The Republican senators, to the number
of thirty-one, met in caucus last night to
receive the report ot the above-mentioned
committee. The committee, throngh
Aldrich, presented a proposed modifica
tion of the rules under which, when a
measure has been under discussion for
three legislative days, a majority of the
senate can order general debate closed;
after that, thirty minutes to be given each
side for debate, no senator to speak more
than once. Objection was made to this
rule on the ground that it would look to
the country as though the Republicans
were proposing under it to hurry the elec
tion bill through the senate in three days.
Giving the Orators More Plav.
After some debate it was determined to
change the proposed rule so as to have de
bate closed after a "reasonable time, in
stead of three days. In this form the rule
was referred back to the caucus commit
tee to be revised and reported to a future
caucus. The vote taken on this proposi
tion showed a decisive majority of those
present in favor ot a change in the rules
and the passage of the federal election
bill. The next caucus may not be held for
several days. In the meantime, it is un
derstood that the sundry civil appropria
tion bill will be disposed of and the tariff
bill taken up: but it is also understood
that the tariff bill will be laid aside tem
porarily to take up the river and harbor
bill in the near future.
HARD LINES FOR CLAIMANTS.
Congress Not Appropriating Money This
Session for frivate Claims.
Washington Citt, July 15. This ses
sion of congress has been an exceedingly
poor one for claimants. Speaker Reed
early in the winter disclosed the fact that
he was not disposed to encourage legisla
tion looking to disbursements of public
money for claims against the government,
private or otherwise, and he has been sus
tained by a large contingent in the house,
embracing the conservatives in each of
the political parties. There are many just
claims that have been pending for years,
but they are so commingled with the jobs
that they suffer the fate of the latter.
No Show for the Direct Tsi Dill.
The proper claims, the justice of which
can be established, in the majority of
cases have lieen asigned and re-assigned
so often that the original claimant has
been totally obliterated in the operation.
Consequently they are now looked upon in
the light of speculation, where outsiders
have invested time and money in them for
purely 8'cnlative purposes. The direct
tax hill, which is simply a great mass of
small claims aggregating t23.0ii0.000.
passed the senate early in tho session, but
no pressure which its friends have been
able to bring to bear has been sufficient to
get it consideration in the house.
SHERMAN HAS HAD ENOUGH.
He Proposes to Dfk-4'arewcll to Tublic
Lire In 1893.
Washington City, July 15. The report
is current here that Senator Sherman has
decided to retire to private life at the ex
piration of his present term, March 3,
lS'.O. His Miccessful management of the
silver bill, by which he whs enabled to
bring the silver and anti-silver men to
gether in conference committee in sup
port of a bill that hae become a law is re
garded by himself and his friends as the
crowning act of his public career. It is
probably the last official service that he
will render to his party. Sherman has
within the past day or two made known
his determination to several of his Repub
lican friends, who have urged him to re
consider it. He has positively refused,
and will not be a candidate for any office
again. I le is ti years old, and has been in
harness for forty years.
A Dull Itay in Congress.
Washington Citv, July 15. The sen
ate yesterday considered the sundry civil
bill, (luring the discussion of which Allison
made a statement of the condition
of business, showing that seven appro
priation bills, one being the river and
harbor, were still in various stages of in
completeness. A number ot amendments
to the sundry civil bill were agreed to,
among them one for a light station on
Eleven Font shoal, Mic h., $o0,000, and an
other increasing the limit of cost of the
Milwaukee public building by $400,000.
The bill was laid aside, some measures
of little public interest passed, and the
In the house, after Enloe had complained
that a very unimportant remark made by
him Saturday had not been embalmed for
the benefit of coming ages in the pages of
the record, and been told by the speaker
practically that the record "was not built
that way, business was allowed to pro
ceed, and the house in committee consul
ered District affairs. The bill, referring to
a station of a railway, was recommitted.
and shortly afterward a quorum was lack
ing and the house adjourned.
Hawley and Vest Agree for Once.
Washington Ctrr, July 15. Dnring the
discussion of the sundry civil bill in the
senate yesterday Vest opposed an appro
priation of .VK),000 to establish a Latin
American memorial library as a part of
the Pan-American scheme. Vest said it
was a part of the sentimental programme
to secure com merce with the South Amer
ican states. It was nonsense to expect
that any glamour could be thrown over
the subject in the way of sentiment that
would bring such trade. Hawley agreed
with Vest a. id offered an amendmaut ap
propriating ,000 to set aside a branch of
the aongressional library, and entitle it
the Latin-American Memorial library,
wnuh motion went over without action.
Financial Measures "by Bequest." '
Washington Citv, July 15. The fol
lowing were among the bills introduced
in the house yesterday: By Featherstone,
"by request," providing that the surplus
money In the treasury shall be loaned to
the several states, they to loan it to the
counties in their states,' and the counties
to loan it to their citizens; also (by re
quest) authorizing the issue of treasury
notes and providing bonds for which ther
may be exchanged, thus making the bonds
and notes inter-convertible; and authoris
ing a specie fund for redeeming such
notes; aud providing also a commission to
fix and regulate the amount of said notes.
Honor to William Henrv H.rrl,,n
Washington Citt July 15.-It is prao-
wcauy decided that the vignette of Will
lam ttenry Harrison, the president
grandfather, will be placed on the new
silver $30 certificate authorized by the new
aub ceixincates will be Issued
in various denominations.
AN OCEAN TERROR.
The War-Ship Maine, Our First
DESCB1PTI0N OP THE NEW VESSEL.
Protected witk Sleven Indies of Steel
and Armed with Ten-Inch Guns
The Launching to Take Place In the
Autumn and Be Made a Notable Event
Some Interesting Facts About Her
Construction A "Home-Made" Ship.
New York, July 15. The construction
of the big cruiser Maine at the Brooklyn
navy yard is progressing more rapidly
than at any time since the keel was laid,
and the vessel will be ready for launching
in the autumn, probably toward the close
of September. Many years have passed
since a ship was launched at the Brook
lyn yard, and never has a war ship as
large as the Maine been built or launched
in the United States government yard, so
that the event will be one of great Im
portance. The ceremony of launching
will probably be attended by all the dig
nitaries of the country, for the Maine is
Secretary Tracy's pet cruiser, bailt, it may
be said, at his own home and under hit
The Biggest Vessel We Have.
The Maine is the first armored cruiser
evei owned by this government. Her dis
placement 6.648 tons is more than 2,000
tons greater than the Baltimore or Phila
delphia, and 600 tons greater than the big
ironclad monitor Puritan. Her hull and
machinery alone will cost (2,500,000, which
Is about as much as the total cost of both
the ships Baltimore and Philadelphia
added together. Her speed, according to
the requirements, is seventeen knots, aud
her engines, driving twin screws, are of
the vertical triple expansion type. The
protection of the Maine consists of an
armor belt of steel 180 feet long and 11
inches thick, the two forward ends being
joined by a six-inch armored athwartship
bulkhead. Above the belt and below the
turret, oval redoubts carrying ten-inch
armor protect the turret bases, loading
tubes, and machinery. .
The Bulldogs In the Turrets.
The turret armor itself, protecting ten
inch guns, mounted in pairs, varies in
thickness from 10.5 to 11.5 inches. Be
sides the ten-inch guns in her two echelon
turrets, the Maine will carry two six-inch
guns mounted in recessed bow ports, two
in the superstructure deck in broadside,
and two in quarter ports. The conning
tower armor is ten inches thick, and a
4.5-inch tube runs down from it to the
protective deck. The armored deck is two
inches thick except on the slope at the
after-end of the deck, where it is four
inches thick. All the designs for the
Maine were drawn up by the navy depart
Getting Ready for Launching.
Plans for the launching of the Maine
have been prepared and specifications for
the extension of the ground ways are
made out. Bids for the construction will
le opened July 19: work under which must
begin within eight days after signing the
contract and completed within forty days.
An idea of the amount of work to be done
may be gained from the fact that 10,000
feet of yellow pine timlxr will be used in
the superstructure of the ground -ways
An interesting feature of the Maine's
machinery is the rubber valves that are to
be used, capable of resisting heat of 320
degress intensity. No rubber valves of
such strength have ever been made in
America. Owing to the fact that the
Maine is a "home-made thip in
all her parts, however, it became
necessary for some factory in this coun
try to make the material. After examin
ing and consulting with a celebrated Eng
lish firm the contract was taken by the
Mercer Rublier company, of Trenton,
which made the Baltimore's valves, and
which has successfully done the work re
quired for the Maine.
FATAL WRECK ON THE MONON.
Twelve People More or Less Bndly Hurt
In a Collision.
New Albany, Ind., July 15. Twelve
people were injured in the collision on the
Louisville, New Albany & Chicago toad
at Smithville, Ind., yesterday Following is
the list: Conductor William Hrown, fatally
crushed; Grant Johnson, Chicago, seri
ously crushed; William Mitchell, Indian
apolis, conductor on the freight train,
wrist broken: Hanry Whitsell, engineer,
dangerously hurt in the back; James
Meyers, engineer of the passenger, badly
cut about the head; Mrs. Patton, Smith
ville; Engineer Hendricks, of the freight
train; Jeffersou Robertson, brakeman;
Everett Foster and wife, Worthington;
Ada Pearson, Bedford; Davul Warren,
Blonroington; Charles Marain, conductor
of the freight train; William Bagley, Pa
oli: Thomas Andrews, Itloominvton; Alice
Walls, Bloomington; Kate Taffe, Indian
apolis all less seriously hurt.
The Fall of the Baatlle.
Paris, July 15. All Paris celebrated
the anniversary of the fall of the Bastile
yesterday. In the Fce de la Concorde
the Boulangist deputy, Mery, having at
tempted to deliver an oration to the parad
era and the vast multitude which sur
rounded them on all sides, he was prompt
ly placed under arrest. One of the most
imposing and interesting features of the
programme of the day was a great dem
onstration by the children of the public
schools who paraded the principal streets
aud defiled before the Hotel le llle,
where they were reviewed by the officers
of the municipal government.
The President's Condolence.
Los Angeles, Cala., July 15. The fol
lowing message of condolence was re
ceived yesterday afternoon by Mrs. Fre
mont from President Harrison: "I beg to
extend to you my profound sympathy in
your great sorrow. The death of Gen.
Fremont has revived the memory of bis
great and unique public services, and will
excite regret that the nation did not give
an earlier and more constant expression
of its grateful appreciation of them."
Conflagration at Dallas, Tex.
Dallas, Tex.. July 15 Fire yesterday
morning destroyed the three-story brick
building at G07 and 609 Commerce street,
occupied by the general offices of the Texas
and Pacific railway, and before it could be
controlled burned the Gaston building ad
joining, occupied by the merchants' ex
change and a number of offices. Loss es
timated between 1125,000 and $150,000,
Sale of a Fast Paeer.
Boston, July 15. The fast pacing mare
Allen Maid has been sold to western par
ties for W.ftK). She is said to have won
more money and race this year than any
trotter on the turt
A Hoted onth.
From Keokuk. Tl TWtnuvrat
August, 1887, was a noted month. It
Rave extreme heat and extreme cold, the
results oi wnich were disastrous to the
public health. Cases of colic cholera
morbus and diarrhoea were abundant and
mere were numerous calls at th Hmo
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 anv Other nrenaratinn
and that it has proven a panacea for the
very worst cases. Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy is a mer
itorioua medicinal preparation for all
summer complaints for which it is recom
mended, and grows in popularity in this
city and vicinity. The sales are increass
ing rapidly and wonderful cures are re
ported. Bold by Harts & Bannaen.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
Is always to be fonnd at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVLNPORT, IA.
For Men, Ladies and
Trrriblv Fire at i'nniUaiitinople.
Constantinople. July 15. The fire
which is racing in the Stamboul quarter
of thie city has destroyed 1,0(0 hounes and
burned a vast amount of timber, whose
owners, comprising Via timber merchants,
are ruined. It is fears J that there has
been heavy l.vwof life, but not Lin derail
can yet be ascertained.
Drownsd for Lark of rf nstt.
Lancaster, N. II., July 15. Four Ital
ian railroad laborers were drowned Sun
day night by the upsetting of a skiff in
the Connect icut river nenr Stanford Hol
low. The water was only five feet deep
and had the men Kt-ood up they could have
waded ashore. Their names and resi
dence are unknown.
Cricaoo, July 14.
Oa the board of trade to-day quotations
were as follows: Wheat No. t July, opentxl
("c, closed rWc; Meptember, oprned WH4c
closed W-r; lierambur, opaned MSc closed
flc Corn No. t July, opened STc. cloned
;fPVc; Angus', opened S:4n, rlosed Xvc;
September, opened and cloaod IMao. Oata
No. 1! July, oponed 9c cloned ZSc; August,
opened KMVtc, nloseKl ntc: Septamiier, otued
and rlo-ad &4c Pork July, opened tl'.'.lK
cloned SU.&S. Aag-uxt, opened flUt", closed
$11,111; September. openid f 11. nil, rimed Sll.tu.
I .ard August, opene I and closed $5.8).
Live stock Union stock yards prices: Hom
Market oened active and Una, prices
.Vlfe higher: liidit gTades. .x75nS.tki; rough
packing. t3 6'4tH.7l. mixed lots. tATOuiftK
heavy parking aud shipping, 9V
Caitle Market slow: .Vitliio lower; beeves.
UU. 4.11; bulk. X.O.AI; cows and mixed,
fl.V&3.10; sMtkers and feeders, I2.tt08.au.
sheep Market steady; muttons, fa,7fc5 111;
Umhe, S.tUj$fi.-5; Blockers and feeders,
Froduoe: Butter Finest creameries, 1A$
14 pvr t: finest darins, lOUo; packing,
stork, ffcftiio. Et-Strictly fresh, lOAVHHto
prr doe. Poultry Chickens, hens, hkiiKHo
per .; roo ten. V; turkeys, mixed lota, slUc;
spring ducks, 12il Psjc; germi, t4.nUui2.OJ per
dos. Potatoes-Tnnnestee Itow, $.'t7ifc4.0 per
lbl. Apples- Fair to choice. fa.M,j.Y(W per tild.
Strawlwrrine-Muskpgon,5'feftl. Kacine choice,
tlotl.lk) per 16-qt case. It isptterrles -Black,
&A.UW per t-qt rase; red tl-"" parS4
qt case. Blackberries $LM i.7i per 2i-qt
New York. July 14.
Wheat No. S red winter. 97e cash; do
August, Wc: do September, Mc; do De.
camber, WBsc. Corn No. t mixed, 4Ac cash;
do July, 4lo: do August, 44c Oats -Nu.
t mixed, . Mc cash; do September. 84cc
Rye Quiet but firm. Barley - Dull and un
changed. Pork - Steady: mens. tl'U&usl4.UU
Lard -Steady; July, tAOB; August, $0.11; Sep
Live Stock: Cattle Market steady at un
changed prices; native steers, $3...5.QU V 10.1
; Texans, $-'.MW3.l; balls and dry cows,
tl.3ei.Ui. Sbeep and Lambs Sbeep dull at
former prices; lambs firm; sheep, $4.50 46 00 )
100 Bis; lambs. $5.71 4 7.75. Hogs Market dull;
live bogs, 14.KK34.MJ V 1U0 lbs.
Bay TJpland prairie. $9 snail. 00
Bay TimelB 17 50&$ .S0.
Bay WUtt, $10 00.
Oats 17 & 29
Cori Wood$3.5' 04.(0.
A cream of tartar baking powder. Highest of
all In learemng strength. T. 3. Government St
pert Aug. 17, 1889
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
CARSE 8c CO.,
Children, all noted for fit, wear, comfort and durability.
1622 Second Avenue.
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
IAP .flfdl?Af1 StoMJfnrw iB ,hr wt-rlties. mede from pure rrT,
sj m a sjh I I " -
I U U IB LI4L.J m 'oiu.
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron
1508 SECOND AVE., ROCK. ISLAND, ILL
M!. E. MU rrin,
Choice Family Groceries
Cor. Third arenue and Tsrent j-flrst St , Ra;k Iilan l
XncU ' Qroceriee thM wiU k""t rg Pr A sh.re of public
J. T. DIXOJST,
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
Second Hand. Goods
The hlghesorlc. paid for good, of an kind.
Has opened hit New and Spacioua
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue,
where he would be pleased to aee his friends.
No. 228 Twentieth 8treet, next to Conrad Schneider, grocery, Rock Island.
' -" for fine fitting
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Made Is the latest style. Also repairing done with neatness snddispstch.
Practical Tile aflOM M Layer.
Reaedenc 819 Twentj-fim St. Yard near 8t. Paul Depot,
Rock Island. UL
sttaaUsfBniUhedfor.aj Unao l.ying of brick
ana U.S walks s specialty.
Avenue, Dealer in-
""rY ! popular narors, in any qu i.tnv !..
"'Al attention paid to snpi-lying picnics, .ri
la New and
Will irada, sell or bay anything.
No. 1814 Second Avenue.
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