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TILE AKttUB. FRIDAY. JUNE 2G. 1891.
DELUGED THE -LAND
Havoc Wrought by the
of Rainin Iowa.
WORK OF THE STOEM AT CHEROKEE.
Over lOO Houwi Swept Away The
Bomelni People Taken ( are of Int
bmdm Damage In the Moo Valley
Comparatively Few Live Lout Only
Twelve Reported So Far Terrible Ac
cident on the Ohio Klver Five Fer
oni Drowned, Three of Them Women
Sioux ClTT, la., June 26. The storm of
Tuesday converted the Sioux valley into a
great lake. The valley is one of the most
fertile sections of this part of the .country,
and is thickly settled, numerous town be
ing scattered throughout its length. The
damage done will run into hundred of
thousaud.t of dollars. Aside from the loss
sustained through the sweeping away .of
houses, barns and cattle, there will be
heavy losses to farmers by the total de
struction of great fields of wheat and
corn. Although the flood came rather
suddenly the people in the valley were not
taken by surprise, as riders were immedi
ately dispatched to carry the warning.
An Irresistible Combination.
Had the flood occurred in the night there
would doubtless have been great loss of
life. The overflowing ot the banks of the
Little Sioox and Floyd rivers was the
primary cause of the flood. This was sup
plemented by a cloudburst at Lemaxs, la.
The combination was an irresistible one,
and it was not long before people in the
valley were fleeing to places of safety, in
many instances driving their cattle before
them. The tidal wave did not reach Sioux
City until yesterday morning. It did not
come with a rush, but gradually over
flowed the banks of Floyd river and ex
tended over to Leeds, a manufacturing
suburb. Several big factories were sub
merged, and the little town is now under
about two fett of water.
The Railway Heavy Sufferer.
On the Ononawa branch of the Illinois
Central railroad, which follows Little
Sioux valley, the track is washed out in
many places, and several miles of track
are under water. Xext to the Illinois Cen
tral the Omaha seems to have been first to
suffer. Its tracks are washed out at Le
mars and as far north as Sheldon. The
Chicago and Northwestern reports heavy
floods all along its Eaele Grove line, and
numerous washouts in the vicinity of
Sutherland and Paulina station. The Illi
nois Central will not be able to pet a train
out of here until Saturday night. The
other roads may begin running trains to
night. THE HAVOC AT CHEROKEE.
One Hundred nonses Washed Away Six
More Live Lost.
WATEM-oo, la., June 36. Later reports
from Cherokee indicate that the storm
Tuesday was worse than first reported.
A courier has arrived at Aurelia from
Cherokee, giving the information that li'"0
bouses at Cherokee have been washed
away. But no further loss of life is re
ported there beyond the four persons
whose drowning was reported Wednes
day. It is impossible to learn their names
or how the unfortunates met their death.
Everything is ia the wildest confusion.
The same is true at Correctionviile and no
word by telegraph can be received from
r.ntil communication i re-estnl-
- i Dead at Correction ille.
It is now known though six ptrsonsmct
their death in the country around Correc
tionviile, and the numlr is reported in
creased to eight. Houses, barns, and out
Louses were reported floating in the Little
Sioux pat Cherokee all day. No one
knows where they come from, but are
presumed to be from Sutherland. No
loss of life is reported from the tp coun
try. Aurelia reports from two to four
feet of water in ths streets there Wednes
day. The cellars are flooded and thou
sands of dollars worth of merchandise and
household goods are destroyed. At Storm
Lake the merchants were unable to get
into their stores on account of the water.
All passenger and freight traffic west of
Aurelia has been abandoned.
Fifteen Hundred llnmrlrw.
The wagon bridge over the Sioux south
of Cherokee went out about 1U o'clock
Tuesday night. This was followed by ail of
the houses on the flat in that part of the
town, numltcring over one hundred. The
number of people driven from th-ir homes
was between 1,'JfO and 1,50. The river con
tinned to rise until 3 o'clock, at that time
being ten feet bighertuan wiisevi-r known.
Every bridge across the Sioux river, tx.lh
wagon and railroad, is gone between here
and Ottawa, and probably every bridge in
Cherokee county, on the Sioux river.
Loss Estimated at S200.OOO.
Wednesday night most of the distressed
people found shelter in the Grand Army
of the Kepublic and Odd Fellows' halls,
and arrangements were made whereby
they might lie cared for until some action
is taken. Yesterday morning the town
presented a very sorrowful appearance.
Those houses that remain on the flat were
almost buried in mud. People have al
ready begun to clean up the rubbish. The
destruction of property alone in Cherokee
is about 510,000 Besides almost all of
the stock pastured along the Sioux were
carried away by the flood, only a few ani
mals being saved as they comedown the
A House Blown to Atoms.
AUSTIN', Minn., June 20. During a ter
rific storm in this section Wednesday
night a cyclone swept over the eastern
portion of this county, wrecking several
houses, barns, etc., in its way. At Mar
shall, a small hamlet nine miles east of
this city, a house belonging to John O.
Fordabl was blown to atoms, and Mrs.
Fordahl and her daughter seriously in
jured. DROWNED IN THE OHIO.
A Pleasure Tarty of Three Women and
Cincinnati, June 30. Five persons, all
well-known residents of Riverside, were
drowned in the Ohio river last night.
They were floating down the stream in a
yawl, singing, when suddenly the screams
of the women in the party were heard.
People cn the shore heard the screams,
divined the cause and put out to the res
cue. The empty yawl, a man's hat, a
girl's hat, a couple of handkerchiefs were
of the enfortnnatea.
were; Thomas Thurman,
rtbe Banner Tobacco company.
I 54; Joe Zins, bookkeeper of
the same firm, seed 22; Miss Kdith Zi is,
Lis sister, aged 20, Miss Catherine Cos, a
niece of Mrs. Iord, Riverside, aged 23;
Miss Kate Riddle, of Burlington, Ky.,
aged IS, a cousin of Zins. They were r in
down by the towloat Frank Gilmore. Miss
Zins was a stenographer and typewri'er
for Richard Smith, of The Commerc al
Drowned at Lincoln Park, Chicago.
Chicago, June 20. While John Wctt
and five other boys were wading yest r
day, young Wutt suddenly threw up lis
hands and disappeared under the watt r.
In attemptimg to save the boy Wend 11
Vandrah, a laborer, was also drowneL
Both bodies were recovered.
Terrible and Ieadly Fall of a Steep'.
i Albant, June 26. James Ferguson, tie
famous steeple climber, known all ovtr
the country for his daring ascents, was
killed at the penitentiary in this city yes
terday. He was at work painting onecf
thetowers, hanging in his little boatswain's
chair, forty-five feet above the ground. It
became necessary to change his position,
and he clambered up to re
arrange his gearing. When hi
dropped back into his chair tho
bricks at the top of the tower, to which
his grappling hooks were attached, gavo
way, and he was thrown to the ground.
When picked up he was dead. ' Last sum
mer he told a friend he was getting too old
to do that kind of work, and added
You'll have a chance to write my obitu
ary liefore the year is out." He was a
Scotchman by birth and a sailor by pro
fession. Crwheil in a Mine hy a Knrk.
St. Lons, June 26. A dispatch from
Hamilton, Mo., says: An accident occurred
at the shaft of the Caldwell Coal compa
ny's mine near this city Wednesday, in
which one man lost his life and four oth
ers received serious if not fatal injuries.
The men were propping up the roof when
a rock weighing a ton and a half fell, kill
ing Paul Bloise instantly; crushing Rob
ert Steward's back, brea.st and riht arm;
almost scalping Frank Dooley, and Crush
ing John Lewis and William Hall more
or less severely.
An I'ntimely Kain Storm.
TorEKA, Kan., June 26. At 4 o'clock
yesterday morning the heaviest rain storm
of the season set in at this place, and con
tinued until noon. The Santa Fe and
Kansas Pacific roads are washed out be
tween here and Lawrence, and all west
bound trains are laid up at Lawrence
waiting until the track is repaired. Wash
outs have also occurred at Williamstown,
on the Santa Fe. The damage to the crops
will be heavy.
A College Professor Seriously Bnrned.
New Yor.K, June 20. By the explosion
of a barrel of alcohol in the basement ot
the Columbia college yesterday, Dr. John
T. Ncrthop, an instructor in roology, and
two assistants, William Simpson and
Thomas Tidhe, were seriously burned,
Dr. Northop's injuries are so serious that
there is danger of death resulting. He
was terribly burned about the face, arms,
Stricken Blind ly the Moon.
Kansas Citt, June 26. Jefferson A.
Harlow, a letter-carrier, slept Thursday
night near an open window with the moon
shing full upon his face. Wednesday
morning w hen he awoke he was totally
blind, and has so far received no relief.
WAS ROUGH OK 'EM.
Depew Tells'How It Feels To Be
EEMARSS OF HIS FUNNY FRIENDS.
Mental Torment of the Other Directors
at Sad Spectacle How They Wept Salt
Tears Over the Situation, 'Which Had
No Humor In It for Them Their So
licitous Families Even the Impertur
bable Chauncey "Kittled" at Their
New Yoke, June 20. Chauncey M.
Depew told yesterday low it hurts to be
indicted. "It was exceedingly annoying,""
aid Mr. Depew, "to meet men who
thought it very ftinny to call out in the
street . 'Been sent up yet V But
possibly the funniest fellow was the one
who roared at me in a crowded elevated
car, 'Can I go your bail?' Then to see all
the people in the car look at me and then
to have them turn to their neighbors and
ask if I was some distinguished crim
inal. But the Other Fellows, Ah Me.
But, seriously, it was said to observe
the mental torments of the old gentlemen
in the board of directors of the New II
Ten road. These men for a lifetime havt
been known for their integrity and prob
ity. They were forced to believe that this
prosecution was for political effect. They
felt under the circumstances that the
whole idea was to convict them whether
they were guilty or not. It was hard to
see them worrying, and to receive theii
visits at my house in the morning and in
the evening and on Sundays.
Couldn't Forget Their Troubles.
They wanted to discuss the situation
every moment. Sometimes they were
moved to tears at what they considered
the humiliation they had been subjected
to. Then they received cables from differ
ent parts of the world from their families
inquiring how the case was progressing.
Rememlier that the integrity and stand
ing of these men had never been questioned.
It got so that their appeals rather rattled
me. Sometimes I was quite as rattled as
Just Think of It, Indeed.
Think of the spectacle of the coroner
holding an old gentleman like Wilson G.
Hunt and Mr. Park, of Park & Telford,
and Mr. William Rockefeller, and others
in $25,000 bail as if they were boodlers or
murderers. This was a situation difficult to
accept seriously. There is a silver lining
to every cloud, if we are only looking
for it. Even the gloomy proceedings
before my friend Coroner Levy were il
luminated when the engineer of that
train testified that he could not tell how
fast his train was going, and the assistant
district attorney, putting In, declared
that the engineer could easily have as
certained that fact from his lactometer."
A Judgment on Them?
Kvivvil.I.E".. J"HP A cloudburst
Ul-V.- - . m J v " "
doing much damage Yo "crops, etc. Har
vey Agnew and Jacob Newton, moonshin
ers, were struck by lightning and instant
Lightning Kill Mother and Child.
NOUFOLK, Ya , June 2fi. Mrs. Jornes,
while sitting in her kitchen with a child
in her lap, in Princess Anne county,
Wednesday night, was struck by light
ning. Both were instantly killed.
Decapitated a Little Ciirl.
SCRAXTON, Ph., June 20. The 3-year-old
daughter of Albert Henry was run over
and killed by an electric street car yester
day. Her bead was almost severed from
Tilt Base Ball Whacker.
Chicago, June 20 Following are given
the scores made by League base ball clubs
yesterday: At Philadelphia Boston; 7;
Philadelphia, 1". At New Y"ork New
York, 5; Brooklyn, 2. At Chicago Chica
go, 4; Cincinnati, 2. At Cleveland deve'
and , P; Pittsburg, 4.
Association: At Boston Boston, 13;
Baltimore, 5. At Columbus Louisville,
4; Columbus, 2. At Washington ash
ington, 7: Athletic, 5. At St. Louis St.
Louis. 'J: Cincinnati, 1.
Western: At Kansas City Milwaukee,
1; Kansas City, 10. At Denver Sioux
City, 7; Denver, 0.
Illinois Iowa: At Davenport Daven
port, 2; Ottawa, 3. At Cedar Kapids
Juliet, 5; Cedar Rapids, 4. At tiuincy
. .a T 1 n
yuincy, ij; rwecKioru, a.
The Connecticut Governorship.
HAKTFOr.D, Conn., June 2C. The death
of Lieutenant Governor Alsop has an im
portant bearing on the politics of this
r. A 11 tk -wwao o 'F liv -vi t nnrt Vi ? l t o Vi
leaves Gen. Merwin in undisputed posses
sion of the office. It results that there is
only one man the legislature can legally
elect to the lieutenant governorship and
that is G. A. Bowen, the Republican can
didate at the last election. Another blow
was given the Democrats yesterday, when
Judge Hall, of the superior court, decided
that Controller Staub must pay the
salary of Austin Brainard, Governor
Bulkeley's secretary. ' Judge Hall held
that Bulkeley is de facto governor.
Kan Away with His Wife's Property,
Brooklyn, June 20. A tall and rather
good looking blonde woman called at po
lice headquarters yesterday, and said she
was married in Chicago June 5 to Jerome
Boston, aged 38 years. They came to
Brooklyn and put up at the St. Clare ho
tel. On Tuesday last he left her at the
hotel, and she has not seen him since. She
lound that $15 in money, her gold watch,
ind eye glasses were also missing. The
tvoman, whose name before her marriage
with Boston was Mattie French, was di
vorced from herlirst husband. She is about
39 years old.
Cncnrrent Silver To Be Recoined.
Washington, June 2C. Acting Secre
tary Spaulding yesterday directed that
uncurrent siiver coin be sent to the New
Orleans mint for recoinage from the sub-
treasuries at Boston, Chicago, Cincin
nati, St. Louis New Orleans and the
United States treasury. The total amount
IS IT ANOTHER CRONIN CASE?
Some Significant Facts Relating to the
Death of William Kendall.
Cincinnati, June 20. A raper in this
city advances the theory that William
Kendall, whose body was found in the
Ohio river, and whose home was in New
port, Ky., was killed in a manner similar
to that of Dr. Cronin. The only difference
was that Kendall was killed by mistake
for a man named Green, who wvs connect
ed with the Fenian movement of 105.
Green sailed for Ireland, with fifty
thera in the schner .Tacmcl in the inter-
tci.f ti,a t-Tiini, H nas mitui ueen
suspected of being a sfy. , .
Two Others Wfco Joujifc,! Like Green.
TrTRni-n. (.lie iti Lhicatro aiid the other
inTew York, who resembled Green were
found dead shortlv after a visit had been
inade by Green to those places. It is be-
leved that both men were mistaken for
Green. Kendall resembled Green very
much anal his murder is attributed to this
lact. Green is an artist and makes it a
jKiinttokeep his place of habitation unknown.
APPEARS TO BE A BOSS LIAR.
"or Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Begs, :s,
500 Page Book on Treatment of Animal
and Chart tenl Free,
mas t Fevera,Csneeationa,Inflammatloa
A. A.)ipiaal Meningitis, 3111. Fever.
B. B. slrnin. Ltmeim, Rheamatiam
( .( .Distemper, Nasal Discharges.
.!. Hoi or Grab, Warms.
E. E. 4OMgks, Heaves, Pneamanlau
F. K. Colic er-Gripe, Bellyache.
G. G. Miscarriage, Hemorrhages.
H. U. I'riaarv and Kidney Diseases.
Eraatlve Disease. Mange.
J. K. Diseases of Digestlun, Paralysis.
Single Bottle (over 50 doses), - - .(jo
stable Case, with Specifics. Manual,
VeteriGftry Cure Oil and Medicatur, T.90
Jar Veterinary Care Oil, l.ttO
Sold by Dmggints; or Sent Prepaid anrwhera
ana ui oar qu&nuiy on aeceipi 01 mce.
HUMPHREYS' MEDICINE CO,
Corner William and John Bis., New
HOMEOPATHIC f ff
SPECIFIC No. 60
in OM 3) Te&n. Tha nnh ncemmttaX nmtli fn
Nervous Debility, Vital Weakness,
and Prostration, from over-work or otfier causes,
1 rr viaL or t visls and Isnre tijl! powderior $5.
tsou st Drcooptr, orseot postpaid on reoelut
of prise. HUMPHREYS' MEDICINE CO.,
Cor. William and John St, N. Y.
$100 And Upwards
CAN BK INVESTED IH
A POSITIVE AND SAFE
I 5 per Cent
Dividend Paying Stock.
Foil particular and
Prospectus can be had
on applicai'On or addresing
S- L- SIMPSON. Banker.
6-4 Broadway, N7Y.
AGENTS OF EVERY KIND
Icsnrsxce. Fraternal Order, bonk or otherwise.
Members eel 5Hi in one Tear. They pay bat 1
a week. Aiybody cin make at the lowest (137
each week eauiiy. Everybody wants a certificate.
becaoee for each membei they bring In they get
their 1100 a month earlier. This it a good thitg
and Con t mistake it. Adare's
J. L. UNVERZAGT. Secretary.
. OVetl Lti.kfitMD si., Baltimore, If d.
Itardsley's Statement Said To Be a Tisane
PntLADELPniA, June 26. The mayor's
experts, Taylor Faunce, Lawrence Brown,
and Thomas W. Barlow, are now prepar
iip a report which is likely to tear ex
City Treasurer Bardsley's statement to
sareds. Yesterday Mr. Barlow was busy
writing the report which will be finished
and presented to Mayor Stuart by Satur
day or Monday next. Mr. Brown was dis
posed to be reticent as to the nature or
t le report to be presented, but it was
Itarned that the exjierts have got enough
it formation to totally disprov e Bardsley's
statement. It is said that, in direct con
ttadiction ot Bardsley's it will
be shown that f4 .K),000 ot the public money
went into the Bradford mills, and that
si ice Bardsley became city treasurer fully
&.OjO,000 have passed through the Key-
st3ne bank in a fund from which isaras-
ley has drawn various amounts to pay the
ej peuses of the Bradford mills. - -
A Crooked Uoosier Editor.
Rochester, Ind.. June 26. Lawson M.
X ivpr. formerlv editor of the Akron
Tj cf1. arirl nostmaster at Akron, who was
arrested last Novemler on the charge of
lo-gery, anil subsequently released on nan,
Wiis rearrested Thursday morning and
in prisoned here. Kecent developments
Kb )w that he was guilty of executing
fo-ged notes that had not been discov
Indorsed the Ocala Platform.
OP.AKD For.KS, K. D., June 26. The Al
liance platform adopted yesterday makes
no mention of the Cincinnati platform,
de-nands a 100-cent silver dollar, and tax
ation of mortgages; favors an income tax,
prohibition and woman suffrage. The AI
liaace also indorses the Ocala platform.
Released on e w Ball.
Chicago, June 23. Charles Mullen,
jointly indicted with Featherstone, Cor
bet t et al. for the South Chicago bank
rol bery, was surrendered to the criminal
court by his bondsmen Thursday morn
ing, and released in new bail of (12,000 for
Cullom Sails for Europe.
SewYobk, June 26. Senator Cullom
of Illinois and Hon. Wayne MacVeagn
and family were passengers for Europe
Thursday on the Hamburg-American
Etemer Augusta v ictona.
The Treasury lie, lance.
Wabhixoton, June 36. The treasurer"-,
statement issued Thursday shows net
balance in the treasury, in addition to
fracional silver and deposits in national
banks, of t3,450,000.
Wyoming lot. It's the coming city of Wyom
ing, lias waterworks, electric liphts. Bourinjr
muls. located In the irarden or wyomimr-
iToduced the prize jotato crop of the United
Mates in. 1PW. her maps and further infor.
mauon apPT to
MANN A THOM. Buffalo, Wyo.
NEW MUSIC HOUSE-
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
Housel, Woodyatt & Co.
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of ttw
Pieiros eirci Orrgirs,
WEBER, DECKER BROS., WHEELOCK,
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
(SA fall line '.?o ot small Musical merchandise.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
All kind of Cut Flowers constantly on band.
Green Home ' Flower Store-
One block north of Central Park, ibe largest in la. . 304 Brady Street, Davenport, Ioira.
To be Sold at Auction on the
FOURTH of JULY.
i 60 I,
h is us
M, SCHNELL-3 ADDITION.
One-Fourtli Down, Balance on Time to Suit Purchasers.
We are opening-tfle most complete line of Hardware pedal tie tvar leTani ta Beck
Island beside our regular s'ock of staple and bonder Eariwaee
and Mechanics' tools.
Pocket, Table Kitchen Cutlery,
Nails, Stem. Goods, Tinwabb, Stoves, Eto.
TSCIAI.TISS CUauix Cooke and Baagea, "Florida" and Wllaer Hot Wet HeeBeaa
Vtlda Steam Boilers, ractcnr Oana Proof Filter, Economy Tiraun. Tsl
aa4 Sheet Iroa work, KmmMng, Coppersmithlnj and Steana TitCfaa.
BAKER & HOUSM.&N,
1623:Seeona ayemieRock Island.